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Overflow From the Wires in a Con densed Form. Bob Fitzsinimons and Con Cough Ian, the "Irish Giant," have been matched to meet in a six-round bout before the industrial Athletic club at Philadelphia .on the evening of Sept. 25. The fight will be at catch weights. According to official statements of the Yucatan government there were 128 cases of yellow fever in Merida during August^ Of these cases 50 proved fatal. In Progresso during Au gust there were 9 cases but no deaths. A petition in bankruptcy was filed in Boston by Joseph H. Loudon, a large woolen manufacturer of Wales and Monson, Mass. The total liabilities, aS shown by the schedules amount to $321,936, with nominal assets of $316,- 717. Dr. Neufeld of Koch's institute in Berlin, writing to a medical weekly, reports that successful experiments have been made to produce immunity in animals against tuberculosis by in jecting into the blood vessels of mules, goats and cattle living bacilli from hu man beings. He has been unable, how ever, to produce the same eifect with dead cultures. THE MARKETS. Latest and Quotations From Grain Live Stock Centers. St. Paul, Sept. 12. Wheat No. 1 Northern, 35 1-2@86c No. 2 Northern, 84@85c No. 3. 83@84c no grade, 75 @83c. CornNo. 3 yellow, 53c No. 3, 511-2c No. 4, 5lc no grade, 47@48fc. RyeNo. 2, 51c. Barley Malting grades, 43@45c feed grades, 38@45c. Minneapolis Sept. 1 2.WheatNo. 1 hard, 85 l-8c No. 1 Northern, 84 l-8c No. 1 Northern, 82 3-8@82 7-8c. Duluth, Sept. 12. Wheat No. 1 hard, 851-8c No. 1 Northern, 85 l-8c new, No. 1 hard, to arrive, 83 l-8c No. 1 Northern, 82 1-8c No. 2 Northern, 80 1-8c flax, 99 3-4c oats, 36c rye, 53 l-2c barley. 40@57c. Milwaukee. Sept. 12. WheatNo. 1 Northern, S9(L90c No. 2 Northern. 87@88 1-2c new, December, 817-8c. RyeNo. 1, 56 l-4@57c. OatsStan dard, 38 l-2c. Corn December, 51 l-4c. Chicago, Sept. 12. Wheat No. 2 red, S2 1-2&83 l-2c No. 3 red, 81@ 83c No. 2 hard winter, 81 83c No. 3 hard winter, 78(5)82 l-2c No. 3 spring, 82 S9c. Cash CornNo. 2, 52 3-4 53c No. 3, 52 1-2 52 3-4c. Cash OatsNo. 2, 34c No. 3, 33 l-2c. Sioux City, Iowa, Sept. 12. Cattle Beeves, $4 5 cows, bulls and jnixed,$2.50@4 stockers and feeders, $2.50(g'3.70 calves and yearlings, $2.50 @3.60. Hogs, $email@example.com bulk, $5.15 Chicago. Sept. 12CattleGcod to prime steers, $5.30@6 stockers and feeders, ?2.50(&4.25 calves, $firstname.lastname@example.org Texas steers, $email@example.com Western steers, $3.25^4.80. HogsMixed and butchers, $5.205.90 good to choice heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org light, $email@example.com bulk of sales, $5.30(0) 5.60. Sheep Good to choice wethers, $firstname.lastname@example.org fair to choice mixed, $2.25 3 Western sheep, $2.75(5 3.60 native lambs, $3.50 @4.75: Western lambs, $4@fi. South St. Paul, Sept. 12. Cattle Good to choice steers, $4.25@5 good to choice cows and heifers, $3 4 steer calves, $1.75 (g)2.25 good to choice stock cows and heifers. $2.15 2.35 good to choice milch cows. $35 45 common to fair. $1825. Hogs Price range, $email@example.com: bulk. $5.20 5.30. Sheep Good to choice shorn lambs, $5 5.35: culls and stock lariats. $2.754 good to choice ewes, medium weight, $3.153.35 heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org pulls and stock ewes. $2.502.7f SCIENTISTS RETURN. Dr. Jordan's Expedition Spent Two Months in the North. Seattle. Wash., Sept 12.The Unit ed States fish commission steamer Albatross has arrived here after a two months' cruise of Alaskan waters with scientists headed by Dr. David Starr Jordan. The most comprehen sive report on northern fisheries ever formulated will be submitted to Com missioner Bowers. ROBBERS OVERDO A LITTLE. Safe Falls Forward From Explosion, Cheating Them of Their Booty. Spokane, Wash., Sept. 12. Bank robbers broke into the Bank of Downs, Wash., blew the doors off the safe, .which is said to have contained about $5,000. The explosion was so great that the heavy safe fell forward on the floor. The robbers were unable to raise it to get at its contents and left without their booty. Bishop Bars Union Printers. Omaha, Sept. 12. Bishop Richard Scannell, bishop of the Omaha diocese of the Catholic church, has taken a definite stand in the matter of Catho lics becoming members of the Interna tional Typographical union, and makes the plain statement that a Catholic cannot belong to the union and re ceive absolution from a priest. Lumberman Kills Himself. Dulnt.n. Minn., Sept. 12. Charles Ruprecht, a luml erman thirty years old and well known here, committed suicide by t: ing laudanum. He pawned his wa :h to buy the poison. Commissioner Richards of the gen eral land office has issued a statement showing that approximately $8,461,494 was covered into the treasury to the credit of the reclamation fund from the sales of public lands and fees and commissions in the various irrigation 0ttS* A* *W3 ^.m-m. -m^r i^dwjaA- THE EXPANSION OF RUSSIA. Nothing Stops the. Progress of the Giant of the North. The progress of Russia is like the spreading of ink over blotting paper. There is no natural barrier in Persia to throw her back or head her off, such as the mountainous frontier of India. But the prospect of Russian absorption of Persia is not practical politics to-day. Neither Is it practical politics nor healthy patriotism to hound on Great Britain to occupy, finance, protect or claim rights in every country which lies upon her road to India or Africa or America or the South Seas. Such a policy is mere ly suicidal. We can barely govern efficiently our present possessions. Fresh large responsibilities in Persia, In China and ultimately In Turkey would simply weigh us down to the gunwale and finally sink us.London Chronicle. FAD OF A FAMOUS JACKDAW. Bird Took Trips on Buses and Gave His Foes a Tongue Lashing. The Brixton jackdaw, which was found dead recently in the bar of the Angell Arms at Brixton, London, was a great celebrity in his own way. All jackdaws have fads of their own, and the favorite fad of this particular bird was to travel all over London on omni buses, trains and cabs. He was thor oughly well known to every 'busman in thei Brixton district he used to take his seat on a bus beside the driver, and would chatter most volu bly till the journev *o the city or else where was accomplished, when he would fly back to his Brixton home. He was a bird of strorg likes and dis likes, and when any of his master's customers failed to find favor in his sight he would assail th^m with the most embarrassing flow of language. Billiard Players. The game of billiards has grown in popularity of late with the fair sex. According to Shakespeare, Cleopatra played billiards with her favorite, Charmion, in the year 30 B. C. At present the best women players are the French, who frequent professional games and eagerly follow the billiard news of the day. Patti is fond of the game and had a table made in thi3 country to take to her Welsh castle, for which she paid $2,500. Among American billiard players of repute are Mrs. George Gould, Mrs. Edwin Gould, Mrs, Almeric Paget, Mrs. Burke-Roche and Lillian Russell. Bil liards are said to afford excellent ex ercise. Minister Bowen's Wife. Mrs. Bowen, wife of our minister to Venezuela, talks very entertainingly of the Venezuelans, whom she de scribes as models of domestic virtue. Many are also very beautiful, but they go out very little in public, being of Spanish descent. Mrs. Bowen, who is slight in figure and of girlish man ners, was a Miss Clegg of Galveston, Tex. She is fond of pets, and among the unusual ones entertained at the legation in Caracas are several par rots, a fine peacock and some monkeys which are allowed to roam at will In the garden. The Deacon's Climax. "Yes," said' Deacon Stuckup, "the works of Providence are manifold. The omnipotence of the Almighty is seen in all things, great and small, high and low. The good Lord who made the great mountains made the smallest insect that crawls oyer them the good Lord who made the mighty ocean made the smallest fish that swims in it the good Lord who made man, the greatest of His works, made the smallest flower of the field. The good Lord, brethren, who made ma, made a daisy!" The Methods of Novelists. And here is Maxim Gorky paying $150,000 cash for a beautiful palace on the banks of the Volga. This is the reward of the skilful use of his pen in glorifying the tramp and the out cast, and vilifying and scandalizing their opposites in Russian society and politics. It is frequently thus, though Tolstoi began at the other end of the social ladder, sacrificing a title and a fortune for the rewards that have come to him as a novelist and a cham pion of the oppressed. Few Motor Cars in Portugal. Motor cars as yet show no signs of* being used in Portugal. Last year only twenty were imported, of which eighteen were French, one English and one German. The bicycle trade is also languishing only 572 bicycles were imported in twelve months222 from the United States, 151 from France and 35 from the United King dom. The population of Portugal is about the same as that of London. London's Army of Horses. In a recent paper on "Electric Auto mobiles," read before the Institution of Civil Engineers, Mr. H. F. Joel stated that In London alone there were over 10,000 licensed horse-carriages, apart from private vehicles, trades men's vans, etc., and it was estimated that over 200,000 horses were stabled each night in-London, necessitating the daily removal of more than 5,000 tons of manure and refuse. Too Much for Him. "And do you mean to say," ex claimed Farmer Brown to a policeman in Lebanon, Pa., as he gazed at the trolley wire, "that that thing is used for travelin' purposes?" "Yes." "Hu- man bein's go that a-way?" "Of course." -"Good-bye," "Where fere you going?" "Back home. I'm get tin' used to the steam cars, but I'm durned of I'm i$ady to be".T^g^rtele-' graph/'- *y *H-J4 6en.t by THE NEW ARMY RIFLE. It Is Practically Certain to Be the Best in the World. The new United States army rifle !s 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 Spfanish and Philippine wars has nat urally made the progress more rapid Bince 1898 than before that time. \vhen 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 rifle 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 telrs a 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 speaking terms. "Hullo, Jackson!" he remarked, "what's the matter with you?" "Oh, I just want to see the doctor," replied the visitor. "Have yer brought yex symptoms with yer?" Inquired Buttons, "'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?" adds the doctor, "that fellow was actu ally about to act on the boy's advice when I entered the surgery!"Pear son's 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 a good, long look at the star of the evening. She will do you much good. In the first place,, the mere fact of your having thought' enough to spend the time to. do this will aid your mental development. In the second place you wilL have to lift your eyes and chin from, the mire of the street about you to clean,, glory of Omnipotence. In the third .place, you cannot look for five minutes at "Venus or at any other planet or Star without absorbing into yourself.. some, of the calm, silent power which wheels this universe along its unbroken track, with never a slip of the tire or Jostling of the axle.New York- News. Charity in England. Some idea of the charitable disposi tion of the British people Is found., in the report of the charitycommission ers, just issued. The total value UAD vestments held by the. official trustees of charitable funds, at the close of last year was '22,314,735, divided into 22,798 separate grants. The ag gregate income from stocks, securities and annuities aggregated,.646,517 in 1902. During the three-quarters, end ing Dec. 31, 1901, 1,670 hew charities founded by will or deed came to1 the notice of the commissioners, involving a capital of 6,500,000'and upward.' Differing Views pn Providence. A recent traveler in Macedonia writes: "The views on Providence entertained by Turks and Jews re spectively and the extent to which be lief Influences the conduct of each are well illustrated by the following anecdote: A Turk and a Jew were one day in a boat. Suddenly the weather changed and. a fierce squall arose. The Jew proposed that they should turn back at: once. The Turk was for going on. 'Fear not, my friend Allah is great," he said, 'Allah is great,' 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 He 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 lychromotelepantophonophotoscope by which we can see everybody, hear everybody, talk to everybody, when ever and wherever we please without cost, anywhere on the surface of the globe. And then, hurrah for a short trip to Mars just to inflate our chests and show off!Magazine of Humor. The Development of Mexico. Facts in regard to the commercial annexation of Mexico are given in the National Magazine. Twenty-eight mil lions of United States capital is now invested in that country, and forty Mexican investment companies in Chi cago are sending in a million dollars a month. In the city of Monterey alone $10,000,000 was recently invest ed in one plant The Standard Oil company has Invested $18,000,000 In Mexican mines within two years, and will put in $40,000,000 more. LAWYER MADE AN APOLOGY. Revised the Opinion as to the Intellect of the Court. Son* years ago there was an old judge on the bench in Berks county, Pa., whose c'eclsions, in consequence of numerous reversals did not always command universal respect. One day, In a cane in whien he was Bitting, one of the lawyers lost patience at his in ability to see things in a certain light, and in the heat of the moment re marked that the intellect ot the court was so dark a flash of lightning could not penetrate it. Ft-r 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. Small Boy's Distinction Between Ap petite and Patriotism. Gem. O. O. 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, rny son," said the old soldier. "Yes, sir." "Now, if you love your flag as well as your dinner, you'll make a good patriot," Gen. Howard's 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 street, about midway between the Bank of England and St. Paul's. It 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 avoid the branches. There it stands in the corner' of one of the busiest streets in London, occupying ground of enormous valueand 'positively, the only tree in.-.the city of London outside of the parks. Development of the Electrons Dr. Kaufmann of Germany, in- a re cent lecture, traced the history of the development of the -^electron. :-The roots of the idea go back about twen ty-five years. The growth of the stem has taken place within the last ten years, and how we have a flourishing plant'and a large literature on the subject. Broadly speaking, the latest theory" accounts'-for inertia, suggests a cause for gravitation,: explains the leadfrig phenomena of .the spectra, of hot- gases and co-ordinates hypothet ical^ a host of miner phenomena that seem at first sight to have no discern ible mutual'relationship', says Electri-. cal- World.- How Snakes Decoy Birds: That the -rattlesnake uses his tail to- decoy -birds has be*en observed a number-of times by a correspondent of the Scientific American, who says: "The snake hides himself in the tall grass and imitates the buzzing of a bee. The insectivorous birds, such as the phoebe and kingbird, are attract ed by the sound, and become an easy prey for his snakeship. I have seen rattlesnakes 'concealed In the dense foliage of trees'twenty feet from the ground practicing the same deception on the birds and getting the bird every time." Queen Victoria Paid a Debt. King Edward's appointment of Sir Evelyn Wood to be-a field marshal has brought out the Interesting fact that the family of the 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 Victoria 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 and fired into sterile gelatin nad agar-agar. In each case the microbes developed, each after its kind, in the medium re ceiving the wad. Rather Mixed. One of the janitors of a public building, who has more politeness than book learning, was stationed in the hallway of the structure to guide 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 riain Dealer. A Sad Outlook. Auntie"Do you let your husband have a room to himselt?" Mrs. Mc Bride"Oh, yes of course he must hav a place to smoka in." Auntie "You poor dear, I see your future through a rain of tears. He'll sneak off there and lock himself In whenever you vant to talk to him seriously. You mark my words."Life. HONOR NORWAY'S GREAT MAN. Soldiers Accord Popular Author a Magnificent D^mone-tration. One day while In Norway an oppor tunity was given to an American trav eler to see that the nauie of Bjorn stjerne Bjornioh means much to all Norwegians. "A battalion of Nor wegian and Swedish cavalry, infantry and artillery, between 3,000 and 4,000 strong, was returning from its maneu vers to the post in Christiania," he 6ays. "In passing Aulestad the gen eral in command sent his adjutant in advance to get Bjorn^on's permission to give him an ovation. With his fam ily and guests assembled about him on the veranda the monumental figure stood with bared head to receive the military greeting. As each regiment passed in review below, presenting arms as to their chieftain, there went up a deafening shout of personal ealutation 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 law a peasant's wife, on showing to the dis trict judge destruction 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 her oppressor and earn a living else where. Hitherto there was no possible redress or release for the long-suffer ing victim so long as it was obligatory that the wife's name was 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 this 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 tryln'g to cross its path, for it was suddenly seized by the swan and held under the water until he was sure it would be drowned. But at last the swan let it go and sailed majestically away. The duck, after taking breath, looked around ,t *eee.where, its, enemy was, and seeing it rose into the air and deliberately came down, flapping its wings, on the astonished swan's back. The swan fled in terror, and the duck, apparently satisfied, quietly swam away.Pearson's We.ekly. 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 with 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.pew, and Its easy working wdll be an ample reward for any trouble incurred. Flimflammed Again? Has the alert J. Pierpont Morgan been fooled again? In consequence of the announcement that he would piace on exhibition a collection of car pets that formerly belonged to the royal house of Spain several Spanish newspapers have asked for an'4nyjesti gation, as before the reign of Alfonso XH. 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 off imitations on the multimillionaire. Queen Victoria's Love of Flowers. Queen Victoria was a great flqwer 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. When 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 hain'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 am' no 'ligion fu* a mule driver. De baptism li'ble ter swink his bocabulary."Washington Times. Feather Beds Coming Back. The feather bed, after its banish ment during about half a century, is being received back into favor in cold er countries. Hygiene experts con demned it on account of its heating nature and the difficulty of thoroughly airing and purifying nevertheless, it Is actually being recommended during the winter for delicate, nervous, neu ralgic women, and particularly for el derly persons and those who are trou* 1 bled with Insomnia, CLEANLINESS AS A VICE. Voung Matron Criticises Methods o? Her Mother-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 thfng 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 relief. J*rom 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 bow 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 man, bulk for bulk, is stronger than an ox, but it appears that such is the wise. The matter was tested not long since at a fair in America, one of the attractions of which was a congest of a yoke of oxen against an equal weight of men. A drag was loaded with granite blocks, weighing in the aggregate 4,S5f pounds. The yoke of oxen that made the trial weighed 3,22i( 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 longth of time, and the men were accordingly declared winners.Pearson's Weekly. Governor Saves Boy's Life. i It is fortunate for one Geo: that Gov. Garvin of Rhole Island is a physician and surgeon of standing: The governor and a number of north ern friends were at. Andersonrille 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 ^he occupants, bad his leg broken, the jagged bone severing .an artery. Gov. Garvin, on Inuring 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 ol 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 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 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 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. Discouragingly 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. "Ob, 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 tho marriage of Mrs. Lewis Rutherfurd to William K. Vanderbilt. "It's a fine match," saM one "the bride certainly, belongs to the Upper Ten." "Sheought to," was the tart answer, "she's mar ried three of them!"Nw Yorfc Times.