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Income Greater Than That of Any
Other American Newspaper Man
Cabled Message Paul Mor
ton and the Equitable.
Pennon's ya:-ht
Is carrying to
l'alm Beach one
of the most re
sourceful and en
ter prising of
newspaper pule
Ushers. The Ly-
W.T$AzA Mayflower or th:in
vel; bigger than
both combined.
She carries a couple of cows to pro
vide fresh milk, without which no
Parisian can long exist, chickens, n
model dairy nnd bakery, a Trench
laundry such us Trilby worked in a
veritable "blunehlsserle de flue." Lux
ury in the cabins is taken for granto.l.
The party Is Scotch, English, French,
American and Uelgian. Dennett is
S 'otch-lrlsh.
At lii) Dennett is a young-look ipx
tn in. tall, slender, active, possessed of
i-oat strength; his face Is long an)
in response almost melancholy. He is
lie.uted to sport and never fugeti
business for Ions. Uennett is a bach
elor. His father married In S4't Henrl
it:a Amies C're.m, first printing in Uie
jieraid an eccentric notice of the e:i
Eai;'Uieut, in which lie .st ited his in
come, fr.i.'n the Herald at nearly $ '5,-
returned his thanks for the pit-
!n:if:e of the Herald and hoped tli.V.
the holy estate of wedlock would In
crease his desire to be still nioie u.-e-lul.
The wedding notice con --luded:
"What may be the effect of this event
a the great newspaper t-jn:-st now
wagins? in New York time a'oin can
The "great ncwspap?r contest n.iw
raging in New York" is between the
Herald and two papers of which the
elder Bennett took slight account for
the American Includes the old Adver
tiser: the World was in Bennett's day
a religious daily, and later an ultra
intellectual dally far the elite. The
old Tribune and Times are still here
hut neither would be regarded as
rivals by the present Jarne3 Con:on.
'Eccentricity" Pays.
JTP S a publisher Ben
nett is eccentric;
but his Income is
greater than that
of any other Amer
ican newspaper
man. He has
waged disastrous
wars, the most
costly being his
long contest with
the newsdealers
when, to cut out
his chenpnr rivals
he set his price at two icnts and estab
lished his own delivery sysieai. Ho
dropped half a million there. But
what is one the result of the cut rate
war? The World Is making big money
at one cent. The Times is doing well
at the same price. The Sun stays at
two. The Tribune went to three cents
with an apology. Bennett went to
three cents without an apology; Just
went. Figure the difference between
three cents and one every day except
Sunday on an edition of say 0,000,
und you have only the beginning of
Bennett's income.
Even Bennett's fads pay. He took
up the cause of the automobiles when
everybody else was swearing at them.
He likes motor cars himself and offers
priz?s for road contests which are
world-renowned. Now he has an enor
mous amount of auto advertising and
a position as the daily organ of the
trade, of course unofficial. Again al
most alone among American papers
lie espoused the Russian side In the
late unpleasantness with Japan, and
his Paris paper won valuable support
from French sympathizers with Rus
sia. Once In a mood of impatience and
lnebrlty Mr. Bennett cabled orders to
stop the Telegram, his evening paper.
It. was stopped, with the editorial an
nouncement cabled for the purpose.
When Bennett had recovered from his
sulks, he cabled to start the Telegram
going again. The town laughed at the
performance but the shock to Its sys
tem did the Telegram good.
Mr. Bennett's desk in the Herald
building Is always ready for him, the
papers at his hand, the summoning
bells In working order. With the Ly
sistrata on this side of the Atlantic
It will be strange If he does not drop
In unannounced to take a look at the
business that pays him an easy mil
lion or more a year.
Eauitabla Mv Build
HE Equitable build
ing was long one
of the seven won
ders of New York.
It contained the
Lawyers" club res
taurant; It was
massive and lm
posing; it cost a
lot of money and
It was actually
ten stories high!
So high that the
ir o v e r n m e n t
r.ii.n camped on top and look-
abait him with unobstructed
- it A
1 I
r. Now the people pak of th
"Equitable site." The building erected
to last forever so far as construction
goes In Junk, bo short a time doe
"the limit" last In Gotham. Aa a site
It is superb, one of the two finest
down-town, the o:hrr being the old
custom house, bought by the National
City bank. Thit is It was bcught, bul
never li qu:ti boiifht when thi tax
man comes around. Upon thl site,
then, tho Kequltable proiioscs to erect
a modern ofllee bulldin? to cost $27,-
000MO. it would be the costliest in
the world and It would ray-
There is an additional leison foi
going Into land development on a
colossal scale. Paul Morton, the htist
ler from Nebraska and Kansas, 1;
cutting out the dead wood In the so
doty and greatly reducing the amount
of money tied up In cats and dogs.
The Equitable finds Itself in shape
where It can build, no Investment
would pay better, the incidental ad
vertising would be first-class. I do not
doubt that the proposition Is thrown
out as a feeler; but there Is one thing
not to be forgotten. In some 6hape
tho Equitable niU3t rebuild. Nobody
can afford to let a big lot of lowe
Broadway land go in these days with
only ten stories of tax-and-lntereot-paying
ofllces stacked on top of it.
The Martha Washington Rival.
HE Martha Wash-
Mr' I i n g t o n, New
liV '?Y1 IT York's first at
rtri I inmj for women, hat
arrived. It hai
been put upon the
stage in a farce
comedy, along
with a woman
bouncer and other
things It dors n it
boast; and it has
competition. The
need of a hotel where self-sui p i t.na
women might find residence and wnce
transient visitors would feel no lire 1
of ch.iiicronnge was obvious lon be
fore thf; Moth-r of her Country fur
nished a name to this comfortable
house with its blue and yellow colonial
decorations. But the memory of A. T.
Stewart's attempt to subject grown
women to boarding school restrlc tions
in what is now the Park Avenue hotel
was slow to die ami tho advent of the
Martha less than three eaM aio was
chiefly important to the funny men as
furnishing a chance to picture its lob
by inhabited by amiable elderly wom
en exchanging knitting patterns.
let from the first tha Martha has
had a waiting list of applicants foi
the rooms it set3 aside for lodgers,
and of late reading rooms, writing
rooms half the little attractions It of
fered as bait have been swept away
by tho pressure for bedrooms, the
same pressure that keep3 all New
York hotels over-full.
The first hotel for women has suc
ceeded and a second has now been es
tablished uptown on tae west side. It
Is in charge of the widow of a south
ern United States senator, thus f-Olng
the Martha Washington one better, the
first hotel for women having a man as
Mills Hotel for Women.
UT no capitalist has
yet Invested mon
ey in the sort of
hotel women most
urgently need. At
the Mills hotels
for men rooms are
20 cents a night,
breakfast 10 tents,
dinner and lunch
eon 15 cents; and
four per cent
profit is paid on
the money Invest
ed. The men are
encouraged to do their own washing,
a tning wnicn no hotol nermits
women to do. Th3 Mills hotels recruit
their guest 8 to some extent from
young men Just beginning work and
in much larger part from older men
who have missed success and need
respectable halting place before start
ing again.
Mills hotels for women would occnnv
a different field. New York has more
than a quarter of a million working
women, few of whom earn wages that
would permit them to live at the Mar
tha Or its rival. The n vera en waraa
of the 23,000 saleswomen Is reckoned
at about five dollars per week. Miny
ot these women live at home. Th
many who do not are pinched tighter
by poverty every year as the cost of
living Increases. To pay for a fur
nished room and to get wholesome
meals and such neat dress as Is re.
quired In the modern shop out of the
average salesgirls Baiary la next to
Impossible. There is a moral
here as well as the physical danger of
Paris, of all places, has alrearlv Miita
hotels for women with rooms at 29
cents a night for transients. New Ycrk
needs two grades of them
women wnose earnings enable them to
pay trom 7 to 10 per week and the
other providing for women who iirn
from $5 to $7. A part of the money
needed for a hotel of the first grade la
provisionally subscribed, and It may
not be long before such a houaj la
But where In New York 1 thn cri
to live who does not and cannot get
more man t a week
True Heroism.
.Knlcker So Jones holds two hero
medals; what was the second one for?
Hocker Accepting the first. N.
Sun. '
Who Could He BeP
"My wife likes a manly man."
"Who is he? Why don't you have the
aon-of-a- gun arrested!" Hounton Post
Introduction of Olrl Into Her Moth
er World an Occasion of Impor
tanre At the First "At Home'
the Daughter Should Be Simply
downed in White Thereafter She
Will Need a Chaperon at Public
Functions Charity Work for the
Society Girl.
(Copyright, Wu3, by Joseph B. Bowles.)
Among the most brilliant and beau
tlful of social functions, Is the debut
of a daughter. During the years of
childhood sne Is the Joy and delight or
her home, and In fashionable circles
her education is watched over with the
minutest care from the hour of her
birth. The nursery, the kindergarten
and the achoolroom have done their
best for the little maid before she
grow s up and goes to college. Through
out this time her mother Is looking
forward to the days when she shall
have her as almost her second self, her
companion and friend with whom she
has everything In common and who is
toe object of her ambition and the
crown of her life as no other posses
sion Is.
The old couplet says:
"Your son's your son till he marries a
Cut your uaughter's your daughter all
the days of her life."
American mothers are not In haste
to be rid of their daughters, they look
tor wax d with pleasure aud anticipation
to the daughter's triumphant girlhood.
When a daughter Is to be Introduced
to society her mother sends cards of
invitation to an at home and so far
as she may, she omits none of her own
friends aud also asks the young peo
ple of her friends' families. Old and
young throng to the house to meet and
honor the young woman who yesterday
was in the background and of no ac
count to anybody outside her home.
Of no account socially, I mean, for until
she has been formally presented a girl
does not figure to any extent in her
mother's world. She has had birthday
parties and other pleasures Incidental
to juvenile years, but she is not in the
least a personage, nor can she be until
after her debut. That event immedi
ately puts her in the front rank, a
young person to be treated with con
sideration, properly chaperoned and
expected beyond everything else to
have a good time while she remains
young, beautiful and full of Interest In
all that is going on.
The daughter whose debut takes
place under happy auspices is as like
ner moiner as u sne were a younger
sister. The mother Is still young and
charming, gracious in demeanor, and
au fait in all the requisitions made
unon her In socletv. Verv likelv this
girl has a grandmother who is still a
social queen, wearing velvet, satin, lace
and diamonds, with an air of royalty;
a woman who looks back over life and
surveys a series of conquests. There
are sure to be courtly old beaux who
remember when the grandmother was
a slip of a girl with the world at her
Society Is by no means left to the
sparkling beauties who are in the first
freshness of their bloom. It enlists all
who remain attractive, and girls and
boys, though they enter it with zest,
have by no means the monopoly, nor do
they take precedence of older people.
Yet there is nothing In the world ao
weet, so bright and so bewitching as
a girl in her early twenties, particu
larly If she is an American girl.
On the occasion of ner debut tt
laughter receives with her mother unit
Is surrounded by a bevy of friends of
ner own age. She Is robed in simple
white, but you need not fanev that hop
toilette shall be Inexpensive because
it aoes not look elaborate. One pays a
round sum for simplicity when a
French dressmaker sends In her bill.
Whatever this young girl wears will
be certain to suit her. Youth Beta ntr
dress, and she needs no ornament of
gold or jewels. Flowers are her only
idornment. She holds th Am 4n Vi At
hand and the house will be heaped
wicu mem ana rragrant with their in
cense, for friends send them In lavlsa
ly, and every time the bell rings a
florist's messenger will be at the door.
r lowers are banked on the mantela,
they stand on the piano, they fill every
available space, and this, not In sum
mer, when they may be had for the
picking, but In winter when they cost
Kooaiy sum.
After a few worda of
congratulation to the mother who
presents tne daughter, a smiling com
plimer.t or two to the girl herself, and
a little desultory chat with frtnri ...
guest drift naturally to the dliung
ruom, wnere tney nnd a table shnlng
with silver and Hunted wfth rnn.tio.
and spread with delicate viands. Here
mere are more beautiful girls, or else
young matrons nourimr tea and v.fi,o
Komewhere behind a screen of palma
mure is an orchestra and mualo lendr
Its charm to the elesrant
is not good form to linger loo long In
the dining room, ss the guest at a
laege function are comlna: and enine
and must be served in successive re-
laya. Never should one protract her
stay in a crowded house, and a house
la usually crowded at a reception of
this Importance. Do not forget to look
for and have a few minutes' conversa
tion with the girl's father, who though
the master of the house Is much more
likely to remain In the background
than to appear with any prominence
Ttla U one at the Units when huabjwda
and fathers, who have furnfsned the
sinews of war, are not yery conspicu
ous. During the season when everybody
has a feeling of haste and rush Is In
the atmosphere, there are many enter
tainments In progress on the same day.
Quests go from one home to another,
in the same afternoon, meeting tho
same people over and over. This' adds
not a little to the gayety of life.
When a girl has been formally intro
duced she is eligible on every joyous
occasion at which she is properly chap
eroned. Her mother is usually her
chaperone, although her father may
officiate in this capacity, or her mar
ried sister, or any youthful matron ol
her acquaintance. A woman who is an
acknowledged spinster and has passed
the border line of 40, may also act as
chaperone to a debutante. While chap
eronage is not rigorously Insisted upon
in small villages and rural communi
ties, it is indispensable in the scheme '
of life of our larger cities. C-rls and
men lose nothing by having with them
when they go to dances, theaters and
other festive gatherings, the presence
and support of an older woman, who
Imposes no disagreeable restraint, but
is really a protection.
The butterfly ot fashion starts on a
round as relentless and atrenuous as
the routine of a working boe in uhie
business hive. It takes a good deal out
of her, and in a great house pains are
taken to keep her fresh and untired.
If she is up late at night, she is allowed
to sleep through the morning, and the
house hushes itself that she may not
be disturbed. Her maid arranges her
bath, takes care of her clothing and
wails on her hand and foot Sho soon
learns the art of selection and chooses
her pleasures, and if she have a sen
sible mother she Is encouraged to de
vote a portion of time to reading, mu
sic, her home and her younger brothers
and sisters.
Society glrlB are not wholly selfish.
They are to-day actively engaged in
parish and settlement work; they are
the unofficial aids of clergymen; they
assist the deaconess and the visiting
nurse and their sweet faces are seen
In homes of poverty. These girls often
reach out a helping hand to those who
are toiling all day long in shop and
After awhile, perhaps two or three
years after her debut, our princess
royal Is again the central figure on a
bright occasion. This time instead of
the silver strains of the Hungarian
band., there are deep and solemn chords
from the organ loft, where a practiced
hand is playing the wedding march.
Down the long aisle sweeps the bridal
train. All In white with a floating
veil and eyes modestly downcast, comes
the girl on the arm of her father. The
man she has honored by her prefer
ence waits at the chancel to meet her.
The fateful words are soon said, for
richer, for poorer, for better, for worse,
till death us do part. The mystic rite
that binds true hearts for all the years
are spoken. Our society girl has taken
upon her the vows of a wife. Here she
will prove herself what an American
woman should be, efficient, capable,
trustworthy and loving, a good wife
and if children are given her, a good
This Is the evolution of the butter
Make of Some Rich Material and Sew
Straps of Fancy Galloon
Across Front.
Stout cardboard must be used for
the foundation of this crescent: thl
should then be covered with velvet,
silk or satin, and strapped across
with fancy galloon; this is .firmly
sewn at each edge where it Is folded
over, bnt is left unsewn across front
so .that the cards, etc., may be slipped
under it. Line the back with sateen,
or any other convenient lining, and
flnich the edge with silk cord, and
sew a loop at the top to hang It up
by. Rosettes of ribbon with ends art
sewn at each corner.
Plain Skirts.
The empire garment brings plain
skirts in Its wake. The long, slim
filhouette, harmonious to the empire
bodice, will forbid trimming that ruf
fles the surface of the skirt, although
it will not forbid the enriching of a
surface with embroideries and ap
pliques, things that will weight with
out rippling out the folds. .
Helping Widows of Japanese Soldiers.
, Bishop Harris reports that he has
distributed 125,000 forwarded to him
Srom Amerlea for the relief of neely
families of Japanese soldiers. He
thinks that Japan will remember this
act of gracious benevolence a thousand
yeorts ....
Senator Knox of Pennsylvania No
Shirker Averages Over One Hun
dred Letters a Day Graceful Ac
tion by Opposition Member.
Represe n t a Uve
Philip Pitt Camp
bell, of Kansas, Is
very much in the
limelight these
days and is point
ed out to the vis-;
ltors at tho cap
ital as the con
gressional "Octo
pus Hunter." He
has a lance al
ways In rest for a tilt with the Stand
ard Oil company. A year ago he of
fered a resolution In the house to in
vestigate the production and price of
petroleum, which was directly aimed at
the Standard Oil company and its
operations in the state of Kansas.
Recently in his speech on the railway
rate bill Mr. Campbell took occasion
to further attack this corporation and
introduced an amendment to the bill
which would prevent railroads from
carrying the Standard Oil company's
tank cars.
Mr. Campbell does not impre3i ons
as being a crank or a demagogue, aud
he is not. He is one of the us it
dressed men in the house nnd looits
like the prosperous lawyer that he Is.
Ho has a good strong face, .with clear
cut features, a prominent nose, deter
mined Jaw, but withal a pleasant,
genial expression of countenance.
The record of this Kansas congress
man is one that Was more common 50
years ago, when frontiersmen rose by
their own exertions from humble sur
roundings to a high place in states
manship, than in the present day. At
the age of ten years, owing to the
death of his father, he was compelled
to help support his mother and six
brothers and sisters. He piloted a
yoke of oxen that broke up most of the
land on their prairie farm in Kansa3
and for several years he was a hired
man among the neighboring farmers
in order that his wages might help out
his mother and family. Under the
most adverse circumstances he secured
a college education, read law and built
up a practice. He i3 a little over 40
years of age and 13 row talked of for
United States senator, a position he
scarcely dreamed of when driving his
oxen across the Kansas prairies 30
years ago.
Gay Doings.
T must have, been
a Jolly party that
accompanied Sec
retary laft tD the
Philippines and
the orient last
summer, If the re
unions held by It
this winter are
anything like the
' ''55 gooa umes expe-
tlPw rlenced cn the
trip. The mar
riage of Miss Roosevelt and Represent
ative Longworth, members of this
celebrated party, has brought the lat
ter into prominence, and for several
weeks past there has been a succes
sion of dinners, receptions and other
functions held by this company of
ladles and gentlemen who traveled
some 20,000 or more miles together.
The party is known is social circles
as the "1 afters." This Is la honor of
the Jolly secretary of war who orig
inated the idea of the trip and .who
had charge of tha ladles and gentle
men In a sort of personally conducted
tour across the Pacific through the
Philippine archipelago and in Japan.
At the gatherings this winter Mr. Taft
has always been the chairman or
toastmaster, and seldom have more
enjoyable informal affairs been given
than those of this party, all of whom
got so well acquainted with each oth
er and have so many Jokes and per
sonal experiences to relate at their re
unions. Naturally the two young people
whose ngaj;ement occurred on this
trip hare had to stand a great deal of
chaffing from the other member- of
the party, but they both have acceptel
it gracefully and as they are qu ck
wltted and good-natured, they have by
no means had the worst of the
repartee and encounters at the dining
tables and in the reception - parlcrj.
One of the most treasured of the wed
ding gifts received by this young cou
ple Is the testimonial from their fel
low "Tafters," and one of the first
social functions to be given by them
will be' to their old friends of the Phil
ippine tour.
Hard-Worked Senator.
F I had known
there was so much
work and annoy
ance connected
with the position
or United States
senator I think I
would have Hesi
tated accepting
the place," ' was
the remark recent
ly made by Sen
ator Knox, nf
Pennsylvania. "I have worked harder
since taking a 4 at in the senite than
I ever did in my life. The senator who
does his duty conscientiously Is on nt
the hardest worked men In publlrf
lira." .
Mr. Knox does not know whether he
rants to continue as a United States
senator or not. There is no question
about his doing a full day's work every
day the senate is in session. With the
possible exception of Mr. Pettus, of
Alabama, Mr. Knox Is the earlleBt rleer
in ofilclal Washlng.on. He gets up
before six o'clock every morning, and
after a light breakfast sits down, no
later than seven o'clock, to his work.
He goes through his mail hastily, se
lecting a letter here and there that
looks as though It were from some one
in whom he was particularly Interest
ed, and after reading this part of his
correspondence he gets down to the
work of studying legislation and other
matters that his senatorial duties Im
pose upon him. About nine o'clock
his secretary and stenographer put In
their appearance, and then the sen
ator dictates his correspondence, which
averages over 100 letters a day.
His time is fully occupied with his
correspondence and an occasional call
at the White House until the senate
meets, where he is very prompt and
conscientious in his attendance, rie is
a member of three very important
committees, those on Judiciary, inter
oceanic canals and privileges and elec
tions. They all have big questions be
fore them, and Mr. Knox will not
slight any of the subjects. His prom
inence as a great corporation and con
stitutional lawyer carries with It the
pennlty of being appealed to by his
colleagues on all great questions that
come before the senate.
For Increase of Salaries.
SULZER, of New
York, is a Demo
crat and a Tam
many man, but he
has broad ideas of
statesmanship that
have brought to
his support many
of the best leaders .
of the opposition
in the house. He
is now urging the
passage of a bill which he introduced,
providing for larger salaries for the
president, vice president and members
of the cabinet. It is considered a very
graceful thing for a member of the
party opposed to the present adminis
tration to take this initiative, as it
puts the question on an absolutely
non-partisan basis. Mr. Sulzer Is
meeting with very strong support from
newspapers from all over the country,
and he Is earnestly endeavoring to
have congress take action on his bill.
In this bill Mr. Sulzer provides for
a salary of $100,000 a year to the pres
ident, $50,000 to the vice president,
and $25,000 a year to cabinet officers.
There can be no objection to these sal
aries from anyone who - knows the
great personal expense these officers
are all under In maintaining their po
sitions in Washington. Mr. Roosevelt
Is not lavish in his entertainment", but
his democratic method of omcial living
eats up every cent the government
pays him, and it is said that hl3 very
modest private fortune has been se
riously trenched upon since he became
president. A cabinet officer cannot
possibly make a decent showing on his
salary of $8,000 a yean and many a
poor man of the highest ability and
capacity has been compelled to leave
the cabinet, where his services were
of the highest value, because his
meager salary would not permit him
to maintain his position with the dig
nity that is expected from so high an
Another feature of Mr. Sulzer's bill
is a pension of $25,003 a year to ex
presldents. This is meeting with very
general favor, as It is considered un
Just and unbecoming that a man who
has held the high office of president
should be compelled; to afterwards
earn his living In somo of the pro
fessions. The Lieutenant Generalship.
ITHIN the next
y e ar there will
have passed Into
retirement the last
lieutenant general
of the army who
served his appren
ticeship in the
civil war. After
that the position
will be held by
men who hare
come up in the
army since that
great struggle. Lieut. Gen. Chaffee
has Just retired, and has been succeed
ed as lieutenant general by MaJ. Gen.
John C. Bates. The latter will be suc
ceeded in a few months by MaJ. Gen.
Henry C. Corbin, and he will retire
and be succeeded by MaJ. Gen. Arthur
MacArthur, all within the next 12
months. The lieutenant generalship
will then go to a member of, the
younger generation, one whose mili
tary record has been made on tho west
ern plains, In Cuba, the Philippines
and China. -
When Gen. Chaffee retired one of
the best soldiers ever In the American
array went out of service. He was
born with the instinct of a soldier and
worked himself up from the lowest
rank to the highest. At the outbreak
of the waf he en'.lsted froin 'Chlo in
the Sixth cavalry of the regular army.
He said that he wanted to have real
fighting and to be a real soldier and
thought he could accomplish his desire
better in the regular than la the vol
unteer service. He served, j in this
command as a private and as a non
commissioned officer and was then
made a second lieutenant, reaching the
grade of first lieutenant In 18C5. Ho
was an ideal trooper and in lov with
the cavalry service. During tas civil
war he was In 60 pitched eagagemejiti.

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