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LURED FROM HOME.
Farmer's Wife Is Taken Away By a Kidnapper. Davenport, Iowa, Aug. 19.One of the most daring kidnapping cases in the history of the Middle West was perpetrated near Sunbury, Iowa, Sun day night, when Mrs. John Hilsrow, the wife of a wealthy Iowa fanner living near Bennett, was kidnapped and $.10,000 was demanded for her ran som. Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. Hilsrow were called upon by an un known stranger and told that their son, who lives at Walcott, Iowa, was very seriously ill and that they were wanted at the bedside at once, and prepared to go with him. After they had been driven to within two miles of Sunbury, seven miles from Bennett, Hllslow was thrown out of the car riage and told to bring $50,000 to a se sluded spot near Bennett on Monday night. He was also told that if he told and officer he would be killed before night. Hilsrow returned home at once. Mrs. Hilsrow was driven on several miles by her captor and then taken through a cornfield to a deserted farm house. Here she was imprisoned in the cellar for the greater part of ihe night, when she managed to get out' of the building and returned to her home. A posse was hurriedly collected by the sheriff and they are scouring the country for the kidnapper. DIES ON MOUNTAIN TRAIL. St. Paul School Teacher Is Overcome by Exhaustion. Santa Barbara, Cal., Aug. 19.'Miss Catherine Grathwol, a school teacher of St. Paul, died on the mountain trail Sunday which leads to the summit of the Santa Yenz range, and there was some question as to how the woman met deatu until an inquest developed the fact that death was caused by heart failure brought about by exhaus tion. Miss Grathwol had requested friends with whom she was making the ascent to proceed without her af ter half the distance had been covered, saying that she would await their re turn. Thvi party went only a couple of miles and then returned. Not finding Miss Grathwol where she had been left they proceeded a short distance along the trail and found her pros trate body in the sun. Efforts to re vive her were futile and she died half an hour later. Miss Grathwol came to Santa Barbara five months ago from St. Paul, accompanied by her mother, koping to regain her health. Other members of the party have returned uninjured. HAIL DOES DAMAGE. Wide Swath of Destruction in a Can adian District. Moosejaw, N. W. T., Aug. 19.A de structive hail storm passed over this section Sunday night and damaged a district twenty-one miles square. It commenced about four miles north of town and took in a section seven miles wide, going south. The esti mated loss will be in the hundreds of thousands. In many cases the oldest settlers are the sufferers and well able to stand the loss. Nearly every north ern window in this town was broken, several plate glass fronts included The storm is one of the worst in ten years. WINONA DROWNING. Girl's Body Is Recovered With Use of Dynamite. Winona, Aug. 19.The Mississippi river claimed its second victim of the season here Sunday evening. Amelia Reszka, the seven-year-old daughter cf Frank Reszka, was the victim. With her sister she was walking along (he hoom of the Empire Lumber company and stepped upon a small loose log. She was at once thrown into the water and had disappeared before help arrived. The body was recovered only after the use of dynamite. -Boy Was Murdered. Butte, Mont., Aug. 19.Fennie Buck, six-year-old son of a Stevensville merchant who was kidnapped last Thursday, was yesterday found mur dered in the brush on the river near the town. Harry Jackson, a farm em ploye, is held on suspicion of having committed the murder. What the motive was cannot be surmised. Girl Accidentally Killed. Wessington Springs, S. D., Aug. 19 Miss Mary Janes, a fifteen-year-old' girl living three miles from here, was accidentally shot and killed by Ralph Simmons, a twelve-year-old hoy. The boy was carrying a gun to the house from the barn when the accident oc curred. Priests in Retreat. Winona, Aug. 19.The priests of Winona diocese are in annual retreat at the Young Ladies' seminary in this city, the retreat opening this evening, and will continue until Friday morn ing. It is being conducted by Rev. Joseph Campbell of St. Paul seminary. Have Eaten the Range Bare. Red Lodge, Mont., Aug. 19.Grass- hoppers are so thick in this section that they are plastered each day on the locomotives of trains and the wheels are so slippery that when the locomotives stop it is difficult to start Run Over by Train. Minot, N. D., Aug. 19.Frank Sayes, an employe on the Soo line here was run over by a train. Both legs were cut off and his body horribly mangled. He was brought to the hospital hut died shortly after arrivinn. PRAISE FOR COLONIAL TROOPS. Sir Frederick Carrircjtcn Extols Their Services in Bcei War. "I have never commanded a better lot of all-around men than the Cana dians," was the remark made by Sir Frederick Carrn Ttnn, whose name was a familiar one during the South African war. Sir Frederick and Lady Carrington have just arrived here from the Pacific coast. Speaking of tie colonial soldiers, the General said they left a xery handsome record be hind them. He said they were treated somewhat differently from the regular troops, as their military training had been different. However, the Cana dians, Australians and New Zealand era were highly intelligent men, and adapted themselves very quickly to their new surroundings.Montreal (Quebec) Gazette. A STORY ABOUT DU CHAILLU. Had Very Much the Best of Encounter With Duke of Argyll. He was a little man of great good humor, but of very quick temper, and used to relate with satisfaction his first encounter with the late Duke of Argyll. When the skeleton of the first gorilla ever brought to Europe was on show in London the public ad mitted on presentation of cards. The duke wrote to Du Chaillu that on such a day "the Duke of Argyll proposed to visit the gorilla." Du Chaillu at once wrote back that the gorilla was to be seen every day between certain hours, and that if the Duke of Argyll pre sented his card he would no doubt be admitted like the rest of the public. Narrow Escapes from Death. Fantastic escapes from death were by no means uncommon features of the Boer war. There was exhibited some time ago in the museum of the Royal United Service Institution one of Queen Victoria's chocolate boxes, in the lid of which is still deeply im bedded a. mauser bullet. To that same collection there has just been added an even more remarkable relic. This as a silver cigarette holder case, -which was struck by a bullet at a dis tance of 1,200 yards while it was In the pocket of a captain of the Imperi al Yeomanry. The curious part about it is that tho officer was not aware until afterward that he had been struck, although the bullet also pierced the sovereign purse and cig arette case which he was carrying in the same pocket. Carnegie's Gift to Tuskegee. Booker T. Washington was much overcome when he heard of Carneg ie's gift of $600,000 to the Tuskegee Institute. The millionaire's letter re quests that "the modern emancipat or" be relieved of further pecuniary cares. It also declares that Mr. Wash ington is a second Moses, leading his people to a better condition. "Maybe," said the recipient of the eornpliment, "but I'll differ from my predecessor in thisI'll not burden my people with another set of com mandments. The original ten will suffice." Probably a Gold Miner. A Maine farmer was attacked by highwaymen and $200 of gold filling removed from his teeth. A bucolic Sherlock Holmes thinks the robbery, having been done in a thorough man ner, must have been shared in by a good dentist. This is bad reasoning. In the first place, he could not do smell a bad thing if lie were a good dentist. And in the second place, what dentist, good, bad or indifferent, would take such chances when he c-ould make that much money out of Hro or three patients without risk of punishment? Feathers by Photograph. The power of the camera in repro ducing form and texture in feathers is well shown in an article in "Photog raphy." The marvellous accuracy of its drawing, its power of reproducing texture as well as form, appear to render photography a most suitable process for the purpose of recording tliose minute variations in plumage on which our classifications are based. The one difficulty which presents it self, that of color values, can be over come by the use of ortho-chromatic plates and light filters. The Candidate's "Sociability." Major Gen. Isaac Catlin tells a story of one of his political cam paigns. "I voted for you," said a workingman the day after an election in Brooklyn, where the general fig ured as a candidate for a county of fice. "I didn't intend to at first, but one afternoon you were going by my house and you patted my goat, Billy, and guv him an applJ. 1 and, says I, 'if the general's so sociable as all that he must have my vote,' "New York Times. To Examine Historic Documents. A. C. McLaughlin, the professor of history in the University of Michigan, has been given a leave of absence beginning next fall and continuing for a y*ar and he will spend the time in Washington making an examination of the manuscript material of historic value which is to be found in the archives of the government. The work Ul be done at the expense of the Carnvgie institute. Mormon Progress in Mexico. James Butler, representing the large Mormon colony in Chihuahua, has been in the City of Mexico applying i fcr a concession to develop the im mense water power of Gnaynopa can yan. In return the Mormons offer to construct miles of canals and flumes and would install a power plant to op erate sawmills in the vast forests of I that reeion. Figures Show Immense Amount of Sol diers Under Arms. The land forces alone of Europe number "on the war tooting" 25,000- 000 men. Even Spain has an army larger than our own. Standing side by side 25,000,000 men would make a continuous line from Calais across Europe and Asia to Ber ing strait. Parading up Broadway at the usual pace, infantry in files of twenty, cav alry ten abreast and field guns two abreast, this force would pass the city hall in about seven and a half months, parading eight hours a day, Sundays excepted. On the continent soldiers are carried standing in fourth-class cars contain ing forty men each. Very small freight cars we should call them. To mobil ize these men at once would take 625,- 000 such cars in about 50,000 trains. At a mile headway the trains would reach twice around the world.New York World. SPIRIT OF SLAVIC WOMEN. Their Love of Liberty Being Evinced in Many Ways. The Slavic women of Europe are just now occupying m-uch attention by the part they are taking in national affairs. The University of St. Peters burg was closed because of the trou bles of women medical students who objected to the severity of the exami nations. Now comes the report that the Prussian government has arrested a large number of Polish women in Gnesen, charging them with, conspir acy. In that city was a large women's club, formed for the purpose of study ing Polish literature and history. The police have discovered, or think they have discovered, that the club is real ly but a cloak for political intrigue which threatened much harm to Prus sian imprests. Enthralled the Congregation. It is related, that a stranger once en tered a cathedral in Sicily and begged to be allowed to try the organ, which was new and a very fine instrument that even the organist did rot under stand. With some reluctance the or ganist allowed the stranger to play, and soon the cathedral was filled with sounds that its walls had never heard before. As the stranger played, pull ing out stops never before combined, and working slowly up to the full organ, the cathedral filled, and it was not until a large congregation had wondered at his gift that the stranger told his name. He was Doni Lorenzo Perosi, the young priest composer, whose latest oratorio, "Leo," was re cently performed at the Vatican dur ing the celebration of the Pope's jubi lee. A Question of Identity. Thompson and Rogers, two married men, wandering home late one night, stopped at what Thompson supposed to be his residence, but which Rogers insisted was his own house. Thompson rang the bell lustily soon a window was opened and a lads' inquired what was wanted. "Madam," inquired Mr. Thompson, "isn't this Mr. T-Thomp son's house?" "No," replied the lady, "this is the residence of Mr. Rogers." "Well," exclaimed Thompson, "Mrs. T-Thompsonbeg your pardonMrs. Rogers, won't you just step down to the door and pick out Rogers, for Thompson wants to go home." Weather Signs. The color of the sky at particular times affords a wonderfully good guide to the weather to be expected within the coming twenty-four hours. Not only does a rosy subset presage good weather and a ruddy sunset bad weather, but a bright yellow sky in the evening indicates wind a pale yellow, rain. If in the morning the sky is of a neutral gray color, the indications for a good day may be considered favorable. Generally speaking, it may be said that any deep or unusual hue in summer be tokens either wind or rain. Descendant cf Robert Burns. The only direct descendant of Rob em Burns is a clerk in a Chicago shipping office. He is Robert Burns Hutchinson, and his descent from the poet is unquestioned. His mother, Sarah Burns, was a daughter of Lieu tenant Colonel James Glencairn Burns, the third son of Robert Burns and Jean Armour. Mr. Hutchinson will be 48 this year. He was born at Chelten- I ham, but crossed the water in 1891, when he married Miss Mabel Burnaud. I Their little daughter, Dorothea Burns Hutchinson, is the next in the straight line from the poet. A Recipe for Jokes. I Mother is a writer of jokes, being very successful in disposing of those in which her own children pose as the heroes. One day a literary friend. who is a wife but not a mother, said to her: "I wish I could write jokes that would find a market as readily as do yours!" Up spoke the hero of most of mother's witticisms. "I'll tell I you how, Mrs. Sims: You get some children, paper, envelopes, stamps, and ask your husband to buy a type S writer! That's all that mamma did!" Poplar a Lightning-Conductor. A careful examination of the trees that are struck by lightning shows that over half of them are poplar. From this fact scientists conclude that the poplar has some value as a con ductor of lightning. Lives Saved by Science. The number of deaths each year in London was, 150 years ago, fifty-one a thousand. In 1820 it was twenty-nine I a thousand, and it now is about eight I een a thousand. THE MEN IN LINE. THE PACIFIC OCEAN'S FLOOR. What Would Be Revealed if WaUr Were Drained Off. i Leslie's Weekly says: If the waters of the Pacific could be drained there would be revealed a vast stretch of territory, comprising enormous pla teaus, great valleys for which no par I allels exist on the land surface, lofty mountains beside which the Himalaya and the Andes would look like hillocks i and tremendous hollows or basins only to be compared with those on the face or the moon. While there are great mountains and huge basins or deeps, the plateau areas are by far the most extensive. Rela tively speaking, the floor of the Pa cific is now at last revealed on the plateau areas in level. There are un dulations and depressions, hut the gen eral area is about the same depth be low the surface. Soundings develop a mean depth of from 2,500 to 2,700 fathoms. In shoaler spots there is a mean depth of from 2,300 to 2,400 fathoms. Deeper spots show from 2,800 to 2,900 fathoms. WAS PRETTY DRY READING. How Teddy's Ambition Received Something of a Setback. For some reason desire for higher education had overcome Teddy. Tem porarily he felt keenly his own ignor ance, gloried In hearing about the lives of illustrijus, self-made men, and for the first time realized his own short comings. He decided to emulate ex amples. The Encyclopedia Britannica, he thought, was a fairly well-informed authority, a.nd if he'd read just a page or two of that every night, within a i few years he'd know about everything extant. "Well, my boy," asked his father an hour after the course had begun, "how do you like it?" "I don't know," said Tedd}'. "Alge bra is mighty slow but alligators phew!" Warming the North Pole. A novel scheme for rendering the Arctic regions inhabitable has been advanced by a scientist, who proposes to widen Behring Strait and remove all obstacles to the entrance of the warm Japanese current, which he con siders then would pour down in suffi cient quantities to melt the ice of the Polar seas, thus reclaiming a vast em pire. Behring Strait is thirty-six miles wide at the narrowest part, with a depth of from thirty to forty fathoms, but the channel is obstructed by three small islands. These he would re move, and would also get rid of those rocks and reefs along the coa.st which offer most impediment to the free ac cess of the current. French Commissioner Disgusted. Michel Lagrave, French commission er to the St. Louis exposition, arrived there, recently with Mme. Lagrave, and inside of twenty-four hours was the most disgusted man in Missouri. There was no one to receive him at the d^pot and as he does not speak English he had much difficulty in get ting a carriage to his hotel. The cab man charged him $20 for the short drive to the hotel, where he waited until the next afternoon before his presence in town was recognized by anyone connected with the exposition. M. Lagrave declares that the steamer cannot take him back to France too quickly.Chicago Chronicle. Search fo- Prehistoric Horses. For two ears past agents of Wil liam C. Whitney have been searching the western plains for relics of the an cestors of the present, breed of horses. So far many interesting bones have been resurrected from their burial places in the rocks of the pre-Adamite ages. The horse, in its origin, had several varying prototypes. The Na tional History Museum in New York already specimens. Last autumn the fossil remains of a small herd of the species called the hipparion were dis covered in Nebraska. From them it is believed that a complete animal can be mounted. Misquotations. A correspondent sends the following popular misquotations: The absurd tautology, "Like angels' visits few (in- stead of short) and far between "Money is the root of all evil." for "The love of money," a very different thing. He remarks that it is curious that the late Dr. Patteson himself in his monograph on Milton falls into the snare of quoting "Fresh fields and pastures new." He suggests, also, that the use of the Italian phrase, in petto, as if equivalent to in miniature, is an other snare Lnto which rr.y authors fall. A Matches Eight lncr.ee Long. The latest luxury for the smokers' tray is the new English match th measures eight inches in length. F-I'.y of these fit a sumptuous silver and leather box, which, with the cigars, is set upon the table at the conclusi of a dinner party. One match will light from ten to twelve cigars or cigarettes. Sometimes, for the use of feminine smokers, these matches are made of Syrian cedars or aromatic East Indian woods and burn with the most delicious perfume. North Dakota Legislators. There are 140 members of the North Dakota legislature, and of them fifty one are farmers and only two are law yers. Norwegians and their descend ants are very largely represented in the politics of North Dakota. The Largest Opera Houses. The Academy of Music, at New York, will hold 4.700 people. The next biggest opera house is that at Parma, in Italy. It is built of wood, and will hold 4,500. 1 THE GOAT AND THE PLUG. Old Darkey Was Satisfied the Animal Could Read. Three colored men were discussing the intelligence of different animals. One claimed that the dog knew more than all other animals put together. The horse was favored by a second man, but old Peter Jackson said that, "in my opinion de goat am de 'telli gentest crlter livin'. I kin prove dat de goat kin read. I saw him do it, an' I know it am true. Several days ago, I wuz walkin' down street, dressed in mah best suit ob clothes, an' wearin' mah new plug hat. When I got down on de main street I seed a billboa'd on which it said, "Chew Jackson's plug.' A goat wuz standin' thar when I passed, an' when I wuz about ten feet away he must hab rec ognized me, for de next thing I knew I went sailm' out in de mud. When I looked 'roun', dat goat wuz chewin' mah plugi hat for all he wuz worth. Gem'men, da Is no question In mah mind about de 'telligence ob de goat. He am a wondah." NOT TO BE TRUSTED. Why Conductor Thought Women I Should Not Have Ballot. How many-sided and how funny is 1 the life load in a city street car. Not I long ago a woman gave the conductor of one a dollar bill. On receiving the change she counted and recounted it. I "This is not right," she called after I him. "Ain't, eh there's 95 cents. I Don't suppose yer wanter ride free." She made another mental calculation and blushingly subsided. As the man reached the rear platform he was heard to grumble: "And them's the things as wants to vote." Wig Good Cause for Divorce. The widow of a large estate owner in Germany, who recently married a count of small means, has obtained a 1 separation from her second husband ion exceedingly novel grounds. After i the marrip^e the br'de discovered that her husband wore a wig and re ceived such a shock at the sight of his bald hep.d that she took a violent antipathy to him, and commenced proceedings against him. Her suit was successful, and she obtained a separation after three weeks' mar riage. The grounds upon which the decision was based were that if she had known of the wig she would never have married the count. Will Loan Money to Poor. I A body of philanthropic New York ers have formed themselves into the Personal Protective Loan Assochv tion, with the purpose of loaning money to the poor at 6 per cent per annum. The capital of the organiza tion is $10,000 and the incorporators are Thomas M. Muiry, Edward F., Cragin, Rev. Dr. David J. Burrell, Father A. P. Doyle and Robert B. Miller. Individual money lenders never charge less than 30 per cent, and sometimes a great deal more. There are 300 pawnshops in New York. Had to Pay to Find Out. At one of the New York theaters they are playing a piece called "A Fool and His Money." A preacher from Wisconsin was visiting Gotham last week and in passing the theater one evening was curious to know if the play conveyed the proverbial les son suggested by its title. Stepping up to the box office, he inquired re garding, the matter. "I think," said the suave party behind the grating, "that the moral of the piece is that the fool and his money gather no moss. It will cost you $2 to find out exactly." The preacher murmured "Thank yon" and withdrew. He tells the story himself. New Way to Do Time. Dr. Lillinksjold, of Butte, Mont., is credited with having adapted hypno tism to a novel purpose. The doctor, having been placed under arrest, tried, fined and sentenced to gaol for twenty days for some small infracton of the law, deliberately hypnotized himself, saying he would awaken from his trance at the expiration of twenty days. All efforts to awaken him were unsuccessful till the end of that peri od. As a mean of "doing" time, or of whiling away long intervals, Dr. Lillinksjold's plan is probably unique. Inspecting American Railroads. J. T. Tatlow, John Wharton, George Banks, F. Dale and H. O'Brien, offi cials cf the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway of England, are in this coun try and will make extended inspec tion of American railroads. They have been viewing things in several eastern cities and will shortly vist Chicago. They represent the me chanical, freight and passenger de partmentsofthe Lancashire and Yorkshire road. The Coming Man. "Mrs. Frisbie is suing her husband for divorce." "Indeed? What is the trouble?" "Well, she says she tried not to mind when Mr. Frisbie used her curling irons, wore her shirt waists and borrowed her collar but tons. But when he began to go through her pockets and extract her small change after she was asleep she felt that patience had ceased to be a virtue."Brooklyn Eagle. Costly Skipping-Rope. A skipping-rope has been presented by a fond Pittsburg millionaire to his six-yoar-old daughter. The handles are gold, studded with an odd jewel, while the cord, the finest procurable, cost more than a dollar per inch. When the child grows a little older she will be able fully to appreciate her papa's gift. At present she treats it I as ii it were an ordinary rope. __ CLEANLINESS AS A VICE. Young Matron Criticises Methods of Her Mother-in-Law. "Cleanliness is next to godliness, I know," said the young matron whose mother-in-law lives with JJG^"but there is such a thing asv'ordef S it too far, I think. Now, nm^y band's mother is fearfully and Janderfully neat. In fact, at times I feel that to live in a pigpen wculd be a relief. From morning till night there is noth ing but clean, clean, clean. Bits of carpet are laid in the places most likely to trip you up. These are in tended to keep the floor underneath free from stain and then the carpets are taken up and the -floor underneath scrubbed as carefully as If it had not been protected all the time. You can not imagine just how trying it is. But the other day she reached the limit. She came in, took off her shoes, care fully washed them and set them out to dry! Think of it! It's a wonder she did not wash her hat." STRENGTH OF MEN AND OXEN. Bulk for Bulk, the Former Are the Stronger. Few people know that a mah, bulk for hulk, Is stronger than an ox, but it appears that such Is the case. The matter was tested not long since at a fair in America, one of the attractions of which was a con+est of a yoke of oxen against an equal weight of men. A drag was loaded with gran'te blocks, weighing in the aggregate 4,959 pounds. The yoke of oxen that made the trial weighed 3,220 pounds, and twenty men, allowing 160 pounds to the man, were set against them. The men took hold of the drag first, and easily walked off with it, covering a distance of 95 feet in the space of two minutes. The oxen at their trial moved only eighty-five feet in the same length of time, and the men were accordingly declared winners.Pearson's Weekly. Governor Saves Boy's Life. i It is fortunate for one Georgia youth that Gov. Garvin of Rhole Island is a i physician and surgeon of standing. The governor and a number of north ern friends were at Andersonviile to attend the dedication of a monument in memory of Rhode Island soldiers i who died in Andersonviile prison. While the exercises were in progress a carriage team took fright, ran away and upset the vehicle. Edwin Calla way, one of +he occupants, had his leg broken, the jagged bone severing an artery. Gov. Garvin, on heafing of the boy's plight., hurried to his help, tied the severed artery and cut the broken bone, just in time to save the sufferer from bleeding to death. Bank's Burglar Trap Didn!fvWQrk. In its accdunt of the racent baiik burglary at Allen, the Emporia (Kan.) Gazette explains that the trap set by the bank for robbers did not wor&. The trap in question is unique enough to be interesting. "Above the vault," says the Gazette, "was a thin ceiling and about a ton of sand above It. This was there in case cracksmen should attempt to blow open the safe, when the ceiling would burst at the explosion and the sand fill the vault, making it impossible to get at the safe. However, the ceiling did not burst and the sand remains undis turbed.Kansas City (Mo.) Journal. Chorus Girls of Wealth. Among the twenty girls who took part in an amateur comic opera per formance in Philadelphia the other tevening were fifteen whose fathers are millionaires. It is said that the girls In question represented some $40,000,000. The affair was the big gest event among the Hebrews of Philadelphia for twenty years. A trainload of wealthy New Yorkers went over specially to take part in or witness the performance, which was given under the auspices of the "Mer cantile club. Brave Sailor Soon Forgotten. Discouraglngly tardy progress is be ing made with the proposed monument to Rear Admiral James E. Jorrett. It was thought that the gallant conduct and wide popularity of the admiral would have called forth generous re sponse to the committee's appeal, but that expectation has not been realized. The headquarters of the association are in Washington and Rear Admiral A. E. K. Benham is chairman of a committee having the matter in imme diate charge. The Ones That Suffered. An aged Scotch minister, who was very boastful, says ex-Speaker Joseph L. Barbour of the Connecticut legisla ture, once said to his good friend. "Think of it! I preached two hours and twenty minutes last Sunday!" "Didn't it weary you very much?" in quired the other solicitously. "Oh, no,"- said the minister. "But you should have seen the congregation!"New York Times. One Point of View. "I am very much afraid that you do not appreciate the spirit of a free country," "Oh, yes I do," answered the man who had recently landed in New York, in a dialect which 1* is needless to reproduce. "What/ Vou understand by a free country?! So is a place where you are free tt do as you choose if you manage to get on the police force." Had Had Opportunity. Two society buds at the Waldorf Astoria were commenting upon the marriage of Mrs. Lewis Rutherfurd to William K. Vanderbilt. "It's a fine match," said one: "the bride certainly belongs to the Uoper Ten." "She ought to," was the tart answer, "she's mar ried three of them!"New York i Times.