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FRAUD IN OKLAHOMA.
Three County Commissioners Said to Have Fled. Washington, Sept. 8.--A telegram to S-:vret:iry Hitchcock i'rom United Slates District Attorney Horace Speed of Oklahoma says thai, the Unit-d States grand jury has found three in dictments against Contractor Stockes Kiowa county for making false vouch "Wlowa county for making false vouch ers and false certificates tor the pur pose of defrauding the government connection with the building of. bridges. Stockes is under arrest and Ms bond has been fixel at $4,500. The three indicted county commissioners, it is said, have Tied the country. This action has been taken at the .instance of secretary Hitchcock as the result of an investigation Instituted by him several months ago, which revealed the fact that gross frauds had been practiced in Oklahoma in connection with contracts for bridge.-, roads and buildings in the three counties opened for settlement three years ago. PLEA OF THE POPE. Powers May Be Asked to Stop the Massacres in Macedonia. Rome, Sept. 8.Pius X. has repre sented to the Austrian emperor the ad visability, especially on the part of the Catholic powers, of coming to an agreement aa 10 the host way to stop the massacres in Macedonia. Several cardinals have expressed Hie opinion that the pontiff should publicly de nounce the situation in Macedonia to the civilized world without distinction of religion, calling upon all the powers to take common action on humanitari an grounds. sa SOUGHT MAYOR'S LIFE. Two Fvlen Attempt to Assassinate a City Official. Tuscola, 111., Sept. 8.Two men at tempted to assassinate Mayor McMas ters last night as he was putting up his horse in the barn. The two men attacked the mayor with paving bricks, felling him twice with blows on the head. One blow was struck from behind. The mayor louglft off the assailants and they lied. The may or believes he recognized the men as friends of two women whom he arrest er yesterday. No arrests have been nrttde. FORTY R03BERIES. Express Company Employe Charged With St&aling Packages. Kansas City, Sept. 8. Albert. An drews, an employe of the Wells-Fargo Express company, is under arrest, charged with systematically stealing packages from rthe company during the last two yeajps. Andrews, the police say, has confessed to forty robberies, including diamonds, watches and oth er articles, the total value of which amounts "to many thousand dollars. He said that there were other Wells-Fargo employes implicated with him. THREE MEN ARE KILLED. Bad Freight Wreck on the Pennsyl vania Railroad. Altcona. Pa., Sept. 8. One of the worst freight wrecks on the Middle division of the Pennsylvania railway in years occurred iate last night at Ryde. fifty-four miles cast of here. One east-bound freight train ran into an other and forty cars and their contents were scattered over the tracks. Three men were instantly killed. All pas senger trains were from four to nine bonis late. The property loss will be about $100,000. ATTEMPT TO KILL A KING. Servia's New Ruler Becomes Unpopu lar. London, Sept. 8.A dispatch from Vienna, to the Daily Telegraph says that advices from Ssrvia leave nc doubt that a serious crisis is imminent in that country. It is reported that an attempt was made on King Peter's lif at Nish last evening. Stones wer thrown at the carriage in which h was riding and one hit him on th cheek. ADULTERATED WINE REFUSED. Government Turns Away That Con taining Salicylic Acid. Washington. Sept. 8.The first in stance of the government/8 refusal to admit to this country adulterated -wines, under the pure food act, tool! place Saturday, when entry was re fused of a shipment of white wiae from Bordeaux, France. Upon analy sis this wine was found to contain salicylic acid. DENIED BY STICKNEY. Says the Great Western Road Is Not for Sale. Omaha, Sept. 8.President Stickney wf the Great Western road last nigbt denied that negotiations for the sale cf the road are in progress. He says the stockholders are satisfied with con ditions and that the road is not in the market. Desperado Is Killed. Middlesboro, Ky.. Sept. S.Marshal Cray shot and killed Lee Smith at Nicholson mines late last night. Smith was known as a desperado. He picked a quarrel with Gray and fatally stabbed James Loonoy. Gray fled. 1 Three Crushed to Death. lx)S Angeles, CaL, Sept. 8.Threft laborers were crushed to death by ttw caving-in of a sixteen-foot bank at th '.excavation for the site of a new hotel. She:.men were buried under tons of ^arth.' __ Soldiers Accord Popular Author a Magnificent Demonstration. One day while in Norway,'an opnur tunity was given to an American tiwv eler to see that the name of Bjorn Btjeme Bjornson means much to all Norwegians. "A battalion of Nor wegian and Swedish cavalry, infantry and artillery, between 3,000 and 4,0M strong, was returning from its maneu vers to the post in Christiania," he says. "In passing Aulestad the gen eral in command sent his adjutant In advance to get Ejornson's permission to give him an ovatio'n. With his fam ily and guests assembled about Mm on the veranda the monumental figure stcod with bared head to receive the military greeting. As each regiment passed In review below, presenting arms- as to their chieftain, there wont" up a deafening shout of personal salutation from each of the soldiers, -who then joined in singing the nation al hymn, to whose author they were offering this spontaneous salute. There was the unique spectacle of a man in private life, being accorded a. military demonstration by the nation's army which a king might envy." RELIEF FOR RUSSIAN WOMEN. Newly Enacted Law a Blessing to Abused Peasants' Wives. By a newly enacted Russian la-sv a peasant's wife, on showing to the dis trict judge d'instruction that she is habitually ill treated by her husband, or that he will not support her, and makes her the drudge for his own sup port, can demand a separate passport, with which she is at liberty to leave lier oppressor and earn a living else where. Hitherto there "was no possible redress or release for the long-sufffir ing victim so long as it was obligatory that the wife's namo^ras entered in^ the husband's passport and papers of legitimate. Anyone at all intimately, acquainted with village life in Russia will readily appreciate the relief tbiisr brings to tens of thousands of peasant women who are the grievously abused domestic slaves and beasts of burden to their drunken and brutal conjugal proprietors. Bird Vengeance. A naturalist recently witnessed an encounter between a large swan and a little brown duck. The duck had apparently insulted the swan by trying to cross its path, for it was suddenly seized by the swan and held under the water until he was sure it would he drowned. But at last the swan let it go and sailed majestically away. The duck, after taking breath, looked around to see where Its enemy was, and seeing it rose into the ait and deliberately came down, flapping its wings, on the astonished swan's hack. The swan fled in terror, and the dnck, apparently satisfied, quietly swam away.Pearson's Weekly. To Clean a Sewing Machine. Place it near the fire to get warm, that the congealed oil about it may melt, and then oil it thoroughly -vita paraffin. Work it quickly for a few minutes, then wipe off all the paraffin and dirt and treat it to a little more clean paraffin. Wipe it again, and after the application of a very little of the ordinary lubricating oil it will be ready for use. People often shirk the trouble of thoroughly cleaning their machines like this, but a clogged and "heavy" machine under this treat ment will become like new, and its easy working will be aa ample reward for any trouble incurred. Fiimflair.rned Again? Has the alert J. .Pierpont Morgan been fooled again? In consequence of the announcement that he would place on exhibition a collection of car pets that formerly belonged to the royal house of Spain several Spanish newspapers have asked for an investi gation, as before the reign of Alfonso XII. the royal collection was complete. The Heraldo of Madrid insinuates that Pierpont Morgan has been the victim" of unscrupulous dealers, who, it al leges, have palmed o imitations on the multimillionaire. n' Queen Victoria's Love of Flowers. Queen Victoria was a great, flower lover from the days when a toddling child she made daisy chains on the lawns of Kensington palace, and per haps wore them with more pride than she ever did her jewels. Whea she paid her one and only visit to Spain, Queen Christina asked, "Is there any thing the queen is especially fond of?" "Yes, flowers," was the answer, and so .flowers in lavish profusion decorated the streets, the houses, the railway station, and the palace. A Lingual Phenomenon. "An' you says, Brer Eph'm," said the .convert, thoughtfully, "dat Ah kain't cuss nor sw'ar none atter I'se been baptize'?" "De Bible says so, Brer Saul." "Nor say 'Good Lor',' nor one o' dem t'ings?" "Not unless you's in. meetin', Brer Saul." "Umh'! I ain't drive no mules in meetin' en I kain't take de meeting ter de mules. Dat Baptis' 'ligion ain' no 'ligion fir" a mule driver. De baptism li'bls ter swink his bocabulary."Washington limes. Feather Beds Coming Back. The feather bed, after its banish ment during about half a century, is oeing received back into favor in cold er countries. Hygiene experts con demned it on account of its heading nature and the difficulty of thoroughly airing and purifying nevertheless, it Is actually being recommended during winter for delicate, nervous, neu ralgic women, and particularly for el derly persons and those who are trou jg^jrith insomnia, HONOR NORWAY'S GREAT MAN. THE OUTLOOK FOR AUTHORS! LAWYER MADE AN APOLOGY. Really Good Writers NceJ Noi Fear Discrimination The rush pt the crowd to read a book which r/iay have no literary merit or vitality, either of raate.-ial or of presentation, simply because it is talked about, Is never wholesome, and if the crowd has grown more critical and clear-minded In its judgments, and has ceased, to move upon sudden impulses and learned to decide for itself, the loss wilhfall, not on writers of real merit, but on a few whose re wards .were generally beyond their deserts. The average of literary work in this country in many departments is high: If great books are not pro duced in large numbers, good books are produced in very considerable numbers, and in soundness of knowl edge, in good taste and literary work manship, a great advance is evident over the work of an earlier generation. It is a period pf quiet progress, a time of preparation rather than a time of accomplishment. JOKE ON SWEET CHARITY. And the Colored Porter, He Thorough ly Enjoyed It. The other day a colored porter from one of the hotels was sent to buy some tin cups. After making the purchase he started lack to the hotel and met one of the hostlery's best patronsa commercial travelerand the latter asked the negro to carry his sample case to a Washington street store. A few minutes later the negro, sam ple case, and tin cups, were in front of the store. The traveling man was in the store. While waiting for him, the negro sat down on the sample ease, and in less, than a jiffy fell asleep. One of the tin cups was in his hand, and it fell forward, as does the cup held by a blind man. Perhaps you won't believe it, but that negro collected 43 cents while he slumbered. Passersby thought him a blind mendicant. And maybe that por ter didn't enjoy the joke! He did 'deed he did.Indianapolis News. What One Man Said. At the City Federation meeting In the Waldorf there were many amusing incident^. Husbands of the broad minded/ women tarried in the ante room waiting for their spouses to go home. One ot these patient escorts was Lflroy Sunderland Smith. He gazed ibrough the glass doors once, sighedjmd returned to his chair. Men would come, inquire for their wives, and then retreal\o the cafe below. One man heard a few minutes of a certain paper. He said: "If these women's clubs did. not struggle with the prob lem of how to raise other women's children ttaey would have no excuse for being." He flung out the last words pfwagely and then disappeared to the pka.ee where highballs are con- cocted.-^'ca? 'fork Press. )fcAn Enterprising Woman. Miss Jessie McCubben of Alamo, Oregon, is the owner of a valuable mining claim In the Granite district, which she "jumped" precisely as the year 1903 came in. Learning that the claim would be vacant the 1st day of January, she drove through a blind ing snowstorm on the night of Dec. 31, the mercury 14 degrees below sero, and, waiting the advent of the new year, staked her claim. Another pros pector had done likewise earlier in the evening, but Miss McCubben was legally in the right, and the court sus tained her. She is a Portland girl, 19 years old. Reminder of Old Times. A rich man who has joined the mul titude in' New York since his quick fortune caine to him was entertaining friends at dinner the other night. The service was magnificent and so was the dinner."The wife, gorgeously clad, reigned over the table. During a lull in conversation the rich man watched a servant who was dexterously remov ing crumbs from the table. Then he looKed down the glittering table at his jeweled wife and remarked: "Sadie, remember when you used to shake the tablecloth out of the back door to the hens?" A Paper May Criticise. A. trial jury in England gave the manager of a fifth-rate show a ver dict of $3,750 against a newspaper which published an adverse criticism. The Appeal Court reversed this, and held that the jury had no right to sub stitute its own opinion of the merits of the play for the critic's opinion.. The court said it was of the highest importance to the public that the crit ic should not be exposed to the risk of having a jury pass upon his taste, and held that the trial judge misdi rected the jury. The Artist's Revenge. A Chinese story tells how a very stingy man took a paltry sum of money tj uSuartist, who always ex acted payin^S in advance, and asked him to palmi portrait. The artist a^. once conn id with the request, but when the pourait was finished noth ing was visible save the back of the sitter's head. "What does this mean?" cried the sitter indignantly. "Well," replied the artist, "I thought a man who paid so little as you did wouldn't care to show his i^ee." He Was Kept Busy. That was a curious little confession made to an interviewer the other day by Color-Sergeant Barry, for twenty seven years keeper of the stage door at the Lyceum. In reply to a remark about his knowledge of plays and play ers, Sergeant Barry remarked: ''I have never seen a play in all my life. My place Is at the stage door. I have never any time to see what is going on the gtaga,"fattflqp Tit-Bits. Revised the Opinion as to the Intellect c-f the Court. Some yeais ago there was an old judge on the b^nch in Berks county, Pa., whose decisions, in consequence of numerous reversals did not always command universal respect. One day, in a case in which he was sitting, one of the lawyers lose patience at his in ability to see things in a certain light, and in the heat of the moment re marked that the intellect of the court was so dark a flash of lightning could not penetrate it. For this contempt the judge showed a disposition to be very severe with the offender, and it was only after much persuasion by friends of the latter that he yielded and decided to accept a public apol ogy. The following day the lawyer, accordingly, appeared before his honor and made amends by saying. "I re gret very much that I said the intel lect of the court was so dark lightning could not penetrate it. I guess it could. It is a very penetrating thing." HAD HAD LONGER PRACTICE. eyes beamed on the boy. '"Yes, sir but I've been.practicing eating twelve years and I ain't owned a gun but six months," was the laconic reply.New York Times. Most Expensive Tree in World. Probably the most expensive tree in the world is in the city of London, on the corner of Cheapside and Wood is an enormous oak and is said to be 100 years old. It is protected by a clause in the deed of the property which forbids destruction of tree or branches. Architects were compelled to plan a rather peculiar building to avoiu the branches. There itC ul uia^upo. "TV development bf the elec ron The roots of the idea go -back about twen- I ty-flve years. The growth of the stem has taken place within the last ten years, and now we have a flourishing a cause for gravitation, explains the leading phenomena of the spectra of hot gases and co-ordinates hypothet ically a host of miner phenomena that i seem at firs*t sight to have no discern iblejnutual relationship, says Electri-j Small Boy's Distinction Between Ap petite and Patriotism. Gen. O. 0. Howard occasionally ad dresses juvenile patriotic clubs. An organization of this type entertained the veteran at a sociable and dinner. A little chap near the general dis played a good appetite. ''You eat well, my son," said the old soldier. "Yes, sir." "N"ow, if you love your flag as well as your dinner, you'll make a good patriot," Gen. Howard's speaking terms. 'Hullo, Jackson! he rsmarkpn, "what a ti maHor with so the corner of one of the busiest v._..._J streets in London, occupying ground of enormous valueand positively the only tree in the city of London outside of .the parks. cent lecture, traced the history of the Development ef the Electron. i omnipotence. In the third place, you Dr. Kaufmann of Germany, a re- cal World. intto 22,798 foliage of trees twenty feet from the i fP?* fe, ..n' ont ground practicing the same deception on the birds and getting the bird tiD ever Queen Victoria Paid a Debt. 3 King Edward's appointment of Sir Evelyn Wood to be a field marshal has brought out the interesting fact i that the family of th,e king was once deeply indebted to the grandfather of Gen. Wood, Matthew Wood, a London merchant. It was through the gen erosity of the old merchant that the duke of Kent was able to come to England from Germany so that the future Queen Yictoria could be born on British soil. The first baronetcy bestowed by Queen Victoria upon her accession was on Matthew Wood. Microbes Hard to Kill. That the microbes which cause dis ease cannot be killed by firing them out of a gun has been proved in offi cial government experiments. Mi crobes of malignant postule, of ab scesses and of "the intestine were smeared Upon the face of the gun wad, put next the powder afid fired into sterile gelatin nad agar-agar. In each casethe microbes developed, each after its kind, in the medium re ceiving the wad. a er the crowd which was pressing into one of the rooms to see an exhibition of artistic work. "Ladies and gentle- men," said the janitor, "will you please make your exit through this door and go out of the other."Cleve land Plain Dealer. *e THE NEW ARMY RIFLE. It Is Practically Certain to Be the Ecst in the World. The new United States army rifle Is a remarkable evolution in small arms,, since the old Springfield single loader had its day. Practically twelve years cover the period of the develop ment, although the experience of the Spanish and Philippine wars has nat urally made the progress more rapid since 1898 than before that time. \.hen the Krag was made the basis of the army magazine rifle there was more or less criticism, but it was poorly conceived. The Ordinance de partment has never regarded any model as necessarily a finality, but has ever been bent on improvements. Consequently modifications have been numerous and steady, and there is no reason why, with this constant appli cation of experience and inventive ge nius the United States service maga zine rifie should not be equal to any in the world.Springfield (Mass.) Re publican. BOY WAS TOO PREVIOUS. Came Near Causing Physician to Lose a Patient. A doctor tells "& good story in con nection with a lad who until recently was in his employ. It was part of this youngster's daily duty to answer the surgery bell, and usher the pros pective patients into the consulting room. One morning there presented himself at the surgery entrance a mechanic, with whom Buttons was on remarked "what's tho matte with you?" "Oh, I just want to see the doctor," replied the visitor. "Have yer brought yer symptoms with yer?" I inquired Bu tons, "'cos that's the fust thing he'll ask yer about. If yer ain't got 'em ye'd better pop back an' get 'em." "And would you believe it?e" adds the doctor, "that fellow was actu- allJ abT0U street, about midway between the ^en I entered the surgery !''-Pear- Eank of England and St. Paul's. It an "ft on the boy advic weeKly Take a Look at Venus. Young man, when you have finish ed your dinner to-night, go up to the roof or out in the street or yard by your home and take good, long look at th stacr of the evening. She will S yne mu stands CMmo lQo Ia the first place, fQ Qthe tl fund lag How Snakes Decoy Birds. That the rattlesnake uses his tail to decoy birds has been observed a number of times by a correspondent of the Scientific American, who says: Notice"of the "commissioners, involving "The snake hides himself in the tall .l the mere fact of your having thoughJt enough to spend the time to do this will aid your mental development. In i the second place you will have to lift i your eyes and chin from the mire of the street about you to clean glory of five minute a a Venu plane absorbill calm gom ide a star wit int aloo wit hout yourselfr som* len th tloU Qf th erS of the whic wheeI it 8 unbroke neve a gli the ax track Ur i plant and a large literature on the subject. Broadly speaking, the latest Charity in England. theory accounts for inertia, suggests Je jostlin or New charitabl Britis th dIsposi peopl repor foun th charit jug vestme com gsue i ssion Th ta ti held by thoet officialm trustees ckaritabl yalu ln a yea a capita fo th wa goin en i grea I by which One of the janitors of a public 77 v_/ic i t*-n j"- ovorvhnHv, takt pvprvhnrlv, who buildingu who- has" more politeness than book learning, was stationed 'in the hallway of the structure to guide A Sad Outlook. i lions of United States capital is now Auntie-"Do you let your husband invested in that country, and forty have a room to himselt?" Mrs. Mo i Bride"Oh, yes of course he must I have a place to smoke in." Auntie "You poor dear, I see your future through a rain of tears. He'll sneak off there and lock himself in whenever I you want to talk to him' seriously. I Jfou nia/k my words."Life. los dividetd- separat2,314,735,c grants. The ag 2 gregate income from stocks, securities and annuities aggregated 646,517 in 1902. During the three-quarters end ing Dec. 31, 1901, 1,670 new charities founded by will or deed came to the 6 grass and imitates the buzzing of a bee. The insectivorous birds, such as the phoebe and kingbird, are attract- r.ng f^"^ ed w4es 'The view: on PrlTeZ mttlesnakes3 concealed" in the dense pertained by?Turks and Jews re 1 and upward. extent to which be an lief influences the conduct of each illustrate anecdotQ th following one day in a boat.b Suddenly the A Tur aQ a Je "-weather changed and a fierce squall arog Th Je pr0 shoul tur posed mat they bac a wa once Th Tur ea n0 Allahg ison great,F' he saidt,j 'Allah t,' retorted the Jew, 'but our boat is small.'' Wrong Foot Out of Bed. About half the world puts the wrong foot out of bed in the morning. But which is the wrong foot? It is a superstition as old as the hills that if the left foot touches the floor first you will have bad luck that day. Probably many men avoid this by sleeping on the right side of the bed, so that in rising the right foot natur ally comes first in contact with the floor. It is said to be a fact that most people lie on their right side because of the prevalent notion that the heart has freer action.New York Press. What We're Coming To. As we have already transmitted fair ly recognizable pictures of individuals by wire we may be able, before long, to do the same thing without wires. Why not? And then for the wireless lychromotelepantophonophotoscopehea,everybodyegencaew everybody to everybody whenr. ever and wherever we please without cost, anywhere on the surface of the globe." And then, hurrah for a short Mar inflt 0 uHumor.t cheg ff!-Magazina oQf The Development of Mexico. Facts in regard to the commercial annexation of Mexico are given in the National Magazine. Twenty-eight mil- Mexican investment companies in Chi cago are sending in a million dollars a month. In the city of Monterey alope 10,000,000 was recently invest ed in one plant The Standard Oil company has invested $18,000,000 Mexican "mines within two years, and will put in ?40,000,000 more. CLEANLINESS AS A VICE. Young Matron Criticises Methods of Her Motner-in-Law. "Cleanliness is next to godliness, I know," said the young matron whose mother-in-law lives with her, "but there is such a thing as carrying it too far, I think. Now, my husband's mother is fearfully and wonderfully neat. In fact, at times I feel that to live in a pigpen would be a relj Prom morning till night there is, not ing but clean, clean, clean. Bits 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 tim^"-You. cim not imagine just how tryln% 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." to STRENGTH OF MEN AND OXEN. Bulk for Bulk, the Former Are the Stronger. Few people know that a man, bulk for bulk, is stronger than an ox, but it appears that such is the case. The matter was tested net long since at a fair in America, one of the attractions of which was a coc+est of a yoke of oxen against an equal weight of men. A drag was loaded with granite blocka, weighing in the aggregate 4,95 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. Ttie '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. It is fortunate for one Georgia youth that Gov. Garvin of Rhole Island is a physician and surgeon of standing. The governor and a number of north ern friends were at Andersonville to attend the dedication of a monument in memory of Rhode Island soldiers who died in Andersonville prison. While the exercises were in progress a carriage team took fright, ran away and upset the vehicle. Edwin Calla way, one of "h occupants, had his leg broken, the jagged bone severing an artery. Gov. Garvin, on hearing 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't Work. In its account of the recent bank burglary at Allen, the Emporia (Kan.) Gazette explains that the trap set by the bank for robbers did not work. The trap in question is unique enough to be interesting. "Above the vault," says the Gazette, "was a thin ceilinfW 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.Kausa:Oit (Mo.) Journal. Chorus Girls of Wealth. Among the twenty girls who took part in an amateur comic opera per-' formance in Philadelphia' the other evening 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 ,o P'liladelphia 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. Discouragingly tardy progress is be ing made with the proposed monument to Rear Admiral Janles 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 it is needless to reproduce. "What do you understand by a free country?" "It is a place where you are free to 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 I marriage of Mrs. Lewis Rutherfurd to William K. Vanderbilt. "It's a fine match," saHone "the bride certainly 1 belongs to the "Upper Ten." "She ought to," was the tart answer, "she's mar ried three of them!"New Yoek Times,