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difficult to conceive the change
^rJllch has been wroufht in human life
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the roll-
%vii(pi||©' suttee
Ijjijp^Kiame speedily
ajchar^teristJc of the Christian. BuT
a|uou{^]^^l{|)|0re^. in num
bar from the dairj^i^s ttPfoitbe mid
dft ol^ tho nitie(eeiit^: century, there
Was often' reaspiji to question thelr ac
tuai beneficence. Tbe rttks of infec­
tion were so Multiplied by the assent
bMng ofnumbers of slck people that
itwas doubtful how greatly human Ills
were diminished by the hospital. .But
with the knowledge of antiseptic meth­
ods all this has been changed,, and to­
day the beneficence of hospitals Is Im­
mense and unquestioned. For their
practical work they are largely de­
pendent upon the devoted labor of
women. The women nurses within and
the women benefactors without the
hospital walls are numbered by hun­
dreds of thousands. In a great city
the service of the hospitals is enor­
mous. On "Hospital Sunday" London
subscribes no less than 1400,000 for
the support of its hospitals. A single
one of them, situated in the White
chapel district, among the very poor
est people in the great city, has
served 6,000,000 patients since It was
opened. It has more than 800 in its
wards constantly. Fifty patients are
operated on daily. When one thinks
of the number of women who by day
and night, year in and year out, sui
ply the wants and alleviate the pain
of the patients in the great London
hospital and in thousands of similar
Institutions over the whole civilized,
Christianized world, remarks the
Youth's Companion, one partly realizes
what a mighty stream of compassion
took its rise when a little group of
men in Judea heard from the .Master's
lips His answer to the question, "Who
Is my neighbor?"
A Chicago woman who has fasted 31
days in Los Angeles—not as a delicate
compliment to California's cooking,
but to try one of the health-fad theo­
ries—reports that she is gaining
weight instead of losing it. At first
she dropped a few pounds while hex
system was getting accustomed to the
new conditions. Then she began tc
pick up weight. Now she tips thf
scales a few ounces higher up each
morning. Our agricultural experimen4
stations should not overlook this state
of things, urges the Chicago Dail
News. We do not desire to compare
the lovely Chicago woman to live
stock, but If fasting will work this
way on human beings why should it
not on the lower animals? It is up tc
the scientists to show the farmer how
"to put the last ten or twenty pounds
on his porkers by the fasting process.
Will they rise to the occasion?
Secretary Wilson says the public
cannot tell fresh eggs from stale. That
Is a mistake. The public has an infal­
lible rule. All it has to do Is to ask
the groceryman. The public isn'l
obliged to carry around an electric
battery and an X-ray machine for tho
purpose of testing its eggs. The gro
cer is always more than pleased to
give the facts. That is what he is
there for. The skeptical person might
think the grocer himself didn't know,
but he does. It is an easy matter for
him to know. All he has to do to get
a strictly fresh egg is to pick it out ol
the 41-cent basket. The price seems
to him a sufficient guaranty of fresh
Rather a cheerful outlook, that oi
a Boston social reformer and settle­
ment-house worker! "I believe," he
said recently, "that I shall live to see
five hours a day's work, five days a
week's work, and five dollars a day's
pay." The attractiveness of the pros­
pect depends, however, upon whether
one is employer or employed.
Diamonds haven't gone down in
price, says the dealer. You will find
that to be true if you are going to
buy a dozen or so. If, however, you
have one for sale and it is the only
thing that stands between you and
want probably you will notice a
marked reduction in the price.
Perhaps the new gun that shoots
2,000,000 bullets an hour will be a use­
ful adjunct to higher civilization, but
It doesn't appear as if there would be
much left for it to shoot at after tho
first hour or so.
The esteemed New York Sun, which
believes in giving every man—with
a few exceptions—a show, has per­
mitted its contributors to reopen the
old controversy as to the shape of the
earth, the question being whether it
is flat or round. Apparently the Sun
Is undecided.
in Norway a man is not allowed to
vote unless he can produce documen­
tary or cicatricial evidence that he has
been vaccinated. It is a poor country
for anti-vaccination societies.
More than a hundred million dollars
were spent for about 50,000 new pleas­
ure automobiles by Americana last
year. Some of those who intended to
buy an automobile this year have
changed their minds since the panic.
Postage stamp vending machines
tried in the east have not proved a
success. The government may have
to continue to depend upon the old re­
liable, or rather the young reliable^
pompadoured stamp seller.
The reality is so different, as most
of us who live here are well aware,
for the 'Republican and Democratic
cloakrooms of the house, for instance,
are furnished with such attention to
solid comfort—not to speak of luxury
ting Bite of News Gatheirod
at tho Rational Capital.
Every now and
then there's a paragraph in a
local paper, or perhaps in a dispatch'
sent out from here, that has to do with
things political, mention of "cloakroom
gossip" at the capltol. To tell the
truth, it Is doubtful whether half a
dozen people, outside of those who live
in Washington or who have been
here in a more or less intimate ca­
pacity at one time or another, know
what the capitol cloakrooms are like.
In fact, from a remark innocently
dropped by a friend of mine from
Egypt, 111., once upon a time—and who
may be taken as fairly representative
at least of several million ordinarily
intelligent folks—I'm quite sure they
haven't an idea.
"I never could understand," said this
simple-minded person, apropos of a
comment of mine on some cloakroom
brilliancy, "how it was this great gov-:
ernment couldn't provide something
better than cloakrooms for senators
and representatives to use when they
are not working, but have to be there
just the same."
I have no doubt that this modern
Egyptian had pictured in his mind's
eye a cloakroom all cluttered up with
assorted garments in even the best
of weather, and made uninhabitable
by soggy, mud-splattered goloshes
and dank, smelly raincoats on wet
days—as the only place to which
patriotic but pestered statesmen might
resort when fagged or in need of a
CANNON and other lead­
ers in the hor
are concerned
over the growing practice of repre­
sentatives In being away from the
chamber during the consideration of
important business. It always has
been difficult to keep the members
present during the daily sessions, but
absenteeism has become a positive
evil this year.
This is due to the fact that the
house now owns a large office build­
ing, put up at a cost of several mil­
lions of dollars and containing fine
quarters for every member. In the se­
clusion of the office building a mem­
ber who is not burdened with any re­
sponsibility other than to cast his vote
when a signal for him to do so is
given spends his time sending out
seeds and writing to the folks back
If present plans are carried out an­
other excuse for members who are not
disposed to attend the daily proceed­
ings will be provided. What Repre­
sentative Tawney of Minnesota calls
I UNtTPOjl*Tf»|
the oummmc
Adulteration of Seeds to Be Stopped
will be no more mixing of
cheap, inferior or old seeds in the
packages which will be sold by deal­
ers after Representative Mann's bill
becomes a law. The measure is to
prevent the misbranding and adultera­
tion of seeds, and it has been favor­
ably acted upon by the house com:
mittee on interstate and foreign com­
merce. The prospects for the passage
of the bill are good.
Some interesting statements are
made in the report on the bill, which
has been presented to the house. It
asserts that "the frightful extent to
which the adulteration of seeds has
grown in our country is a menace to
the interests of the farmer, gardener,
horticulturist and honest seedsman.
The United States has become the
dumping ground for the poor seed of
—as to make the lounging room of the
ordinary club look- like a parlor in
Thrums by comparison There's a
scrum ptiously thick carpet, a perfect
flock of astonishingly comfortable
chairs and half a dozen leather-covered
davenports of remarjkfibly, form-fitting
Women Involved in the Hill Imbroglio
the affair is ap­
parently it is still the par­
amount subject of gossip in diplomatic
society circles. Two theories are ad­
vanced to explain the opposition to
Dr. Hill as American ambassador to
Berlin, and both have to do with wom­
en and high society.
In some quarters wise ones profess
to have seen in the entire affair the
desire of Mrs. Charlemagne Tower to
continue in the German capital, where
she conducted a most successful cam­
paign. She is an especial favorite of
the emperor, and is welcomed in court
circles. For this reason, it was pointed
out, a clever woman would find it an
easy matter to have a hint dropped
that a continuation of Ambassador
In the old days, when the member
who could register "John Smith and
Jag" when he went home every even­
ing was looked upon as nothing more
than a real sassy legislator, with an
eye to play as well as work, these
davenports, or their predecessors,
worked overtime. They seldom accom­
modated more than one statesman at
a time, and he was usually dead to
the world. Nowadays, with nothing
stronger than tea served in the capitol
restaurants and drunkenness in a
legislator looked upon as bad form
plus, these davenports sometimes hold
as many as half a dozen members at
a time. Which is interesting if not
But the cloakrooms—both Repub­
lican and Democratic—of the house
are worth while for more reasons than
that of furniture. It is in the cloak­
room that the legislative back un­
bends, the brow unwrinkles, the men-,
tal attitude gets a quick reverse. At­
las, having a temporary respite, un­
straps his world burden, dumps it in
the nearest corner, slaps brother Atlas
on the back and borrows a cigar. Re­
lieved from a pose that is oftentimes
physical as well as mental, Atjas be­
comes human. He listens, he tells a
storv. he sometimes laughs. And In
the intervals of reminiscence and Buch
—and sometimes there are no intervals
—he broils to a turn, with language
.comprehensive and ornate, every per­
son and thing connected with the gov­
ernment, from the president and the
constitution down to the messenger
to the eighteenth assistant secretary
of state who does not know his place,
and the wearing flight of steps to the
second floor of the census office. And
oftentimes they put each other on the
Tower's term would please every ope
concerned. The trouble Consisted in
the hint's being dropped in the wrong
Truants Worry of "Uncle Joe" Camion
Another supposition that seems ten­
able is that hinted at by a former
Washington society woman, now a
resident of Paris. She intimated that
social, not political, enemies were re­
sponsible for the supposed turndown.
She is thoroughly conversant with the
secret diplomatic history of Europe,
and asserted emphatically that the
whole imbroglio was social.
According to this authority, there
has been strong feeling in the diplo­
matic set against Mrs. Hill ever since
she became the wife of the then as­
sistant secretary of state. Washing­
ton social enemies made then, she de­
clared, are striving now to accom­
plish her husband's downfall, although
every one, even her enemies, is fond
of him. The Towers, she continued,
evidently allowed themselves to be in­
fluenced by the Washington gossip
and what they heard in the othei
embassies in Berlin.
a "plot" to retard business in the
house is in process of being hatched.
When the office building was com­
pleted members made complaint that
they were so far removed from the
chamber they had no way of finding
out what was going on except by
means of a telephone. This was unsat­
isfactory. It was then suggested that
a ticker, such as is used in trans­
mitting stock quotations, be installed,
but the scheme was discarded. Then
the house officials discovered a device
that it is believed will fill the bill. If
put into use this device will communi­
cate over the wires to rooms in the
office building every sound and syl­
lable uttered on the house floor.
"Why not connect the wires with
Washington homes of congressmen?"
said a house leader. "And then prob­
ably in the process of development the
time will come when measures will be
adopted making it unnecessary for the
members to come to Washington at
"First thing we know the house will
rejoice in the possession of an up-to
date signal service, including a wire­
less outfit From his home in Hono­
lulu the delegate from Hawaii, by
merely touching a button or sending
a message by wireless, will be able to
register his vote on a given measure.
"Where is it all going to end?
"Darned if I know."
the world, which can be and is used
by unscrupulous dealers for adultera­
tion purposes. Seed that is held over
until the germ is dead and the vital
force is entirely gone, is mixed with
fresh seed of the same kind. The
mixed article is sold as fresh seed. In
buying seed it is usually impossible
for the purchaser to tell the true char­
acter or quality of the seed. It la im­
possible for the ordinary purchaser to
see any difference in appearance be­
tween turnip seed worth 40 cents a
pound, cabbage seed worth $2 a pound,
and cauliflower seed .worth $40 a
The bill prepared by Mr. Mann is'
severe upon those who misbrand or
adulterate seeds. A fine of $200 Is pro­
vided for the first offense, $300 for the
second offense, and imprisonment for
one year, or both.
"I used to know Mr. Sheeker who
was with your firm. I understand he
is a tried and trusted employe."
"He waa trusted, yes. And he'll be
tried, too, if we're so fortunate at to
catch him."—Royal
Augustas Everett Wlllson, governor ofKen
tucky, Will engender the enmity of thousands In
his state if he puts Into execution his threat
to veto the McChord bill"forbidding any trust to
carry oii 'operations within the state, or to em­
ploy agents^ therein. If this bill becomes law the
tobacco trust will be placed at the mercy of the
tobacco' growers, for it will have to buy its to­
bacco through middlemen, and its immense fac­
tories Ifi Kentucky will have to be closed down.
The governor is said to have a feeling of sympa­
thy for the trust whose legal representative he
has been in the past. Shold he veto the bill it
is declared that It will result in civil war,'"the
planters'declaring that the first law of nature,
the law of self-preservation, is to be obeyed
rather than the man-made law of the land. Night
riding will be resumed and the outrages in the past will pale into insignifi­
cance beside those that are threatened in the future.
The difficulties encountered by the governor in his endeavor to stamp
out lawlessness virill be appreciated, when it is stated that a detective whom
he sent to Russellville appeared before the grand jury with a list of persons
guilty of night riding, and discovered that four or five of those accused were
on the jury. The detective left the important part of his story untold, and
before he left town by the earliest train he made a speech to the farmers ad­
vising them in their own interest to stand by one another and fight the trust.
The sympathies of the great majority of the people are with the night riders,
and though hundreds of names have been obtained not a single one of them
has been arrested. Yet there have been several killings, several scores of
floggings, about $25,000,000 of property destroyed, the tobacco beds of those
outside the organization "scraped" and utterly destroyed for this year, and
the crop for three years locked up in the barns.
The tobacco trust has apparently very little hope of the governor killing
the bill, for it has made an offer to purchase 15,000 hogsheads of tobacco from
the association at 12 cents a pound—the very same tobacco which before the
formation of the organization was selling for four cents. The farmers refused
the offer and stated their terms, which were that the price should be IB cents,
and that the buyers should take the crop of 1905 first, then the crop of 1906
and then they would be allowed to buy the crop of 1907. The trust is said
to have refused this offer, and there may be a recrudescence of night riding
any moment. The militia is in full sympathy with the farmers and will not
interfere with them if it can be. avoided or evaded. Meanwhile the governor's
position Is a critical one.
After ten years of leadership of the United
Mine Workers of America, John Mitchell has re­
tired from the head of the great labor organiza­
tion and has been succeeded by Vice-President
Thomas L. Lewis of Ohio.
Mr. Mitchell will devote his time to re­
gaining his health, which has given way
under the strain of office. He has been called
to Washington by President Roosevelt, who wants
to send him to Panama as an investigator of
conditions, but it is understood that he does not
favor accepting the position. It is said that in
future he will devote his attention to a labor
paper which he will establish in Indianapolis.
The object of the paper will be the securing of
industrial peace between the miners and operat­
ors of the country.
Mr. Mitchell's work for the miners has been detailed at length many times.
When he became the head of the organization about ten years ago there were
only 43,000 members in the organization to-day there are 350,000 wages have
been advanced almost 100 per cent. living conditions in the mining camps
have improved several hundred per cent. the company store has been driven
out of the mining settlements and men are now paid in money, not brass
checks redeemable only in trade at the "pluck-me" store run by the employer.
Children of tender age have been taken out of the mines and put into school,
and in most states in which the organization is now established boys under
14 or 16 years Of age can not enter the mines. The miners have received
favorable standing before the people of the country because of their advocacy
of peace in preference to strike, and their adopted policy of keeping inviolable
contracts when made with the operators.
Frank B. Gary, who has been elected United
States senator from South Carolina to fill an un­
expired term, claims among his ancestors, Robert
Bruce, king of Scotland John Knox, founder of
the Presbyterian church John Witherspoon and
other Scotch worthies. He is a nephew of the
late Gen. Mark Gary, a picturesque character of
the secession and reconstruction periods, who
a major-general of cavalry in Wade Hampton's
legion, a brilliant soldier, a reckless leader and
hard fighter. He was famous for his profanity
and his ungovernable temper. There
fiercer fire-eater in all the south, and he
mixed up in a dozen duels.
After the overthrow of the Republican gov­
ernment in South Carolina and the establishment
of what is known as the Hampton oligarchy, Gen.
Gary quarreled with his former commander because he did not receive the
political recognition that he thought he was entitled to, and, although the
family belonged to the old slave-holding aristocracy, Gen. Gary and all his
relatives joined the Tillman and the "wool hats" in the overthrow of Hampton.
Under Gen. Hampton's "oligarchy" none but the aristocracy of the state and
those who had distinguished themselves in the confederate army were recog­
nized by appointments to office. The ordinary farmers were ignored, although
they were in a very large majority. Tillman organized them through the
Farmers' alliance he aroused them to a sense of their rights, and he swept
Hampton, Butler and all the rest of the aristocrats out of power. Since then
the Gary family have enjoyed unusual political prosperity, and it is declared
that they have held more offices than any other family in the state.
Frank Gary has pledged himself not to he a candidate for election next
year, but it is expected that he will do what he can to secure the election of
his cousin, former Gov. John Gary Evans.
Alfred Deakin, premier of the commonwealth
of Australia, was probably quite sincere in his
delight when his invitation for the American
fleet to visit Australian ports was accepted, for
Mr. Deakin is a warm admirer of the United
States and its people. He has been in America
several times studying the irrigation question
in the western states. Australia has a problem
that is exactly similar, the interior .of the con­
tinent being absolutely waterless for the greater
part of the year. With a good system of irriga­
tion Deakin hopes to make the interior as habit­
able as the seacoast.
Premier Deakin is a warm sympathizer with
the United States and Canada in-their attitude
towards the Asiatic. From its geographical po-_
sition off the ,coast of Asia, and its remoteness
from any people of cognate race, the Asiatic problem is a very serious one
to Australia. The northern part of the island continent would be an ideal
country for Chinese and Japanese, but the Australian jgovernment will not
pllow them to land, preferring to retain the northern part of the island in a
state of nature rather than allow it to get into the hands of any but a white
Premier Deakin is also an admirer of the American systeni of govern­
ment, and in the. coiifederation of Australia he followed the American rather
than the Canaidian ideal. Thus the colony is a commonwealth rather than a
dominion, and is composed of states instead of provinces. The powers of the1
central government are not yearly so Mde as those of the Canadtitn govern*
ment and resemble more those of the United States, government. This sys­
tem he urges for adoption in the confederation of the British empire, each/
colony to be represented in the federal council, and to have a say with the!
mother country in questions of inter-imperial or interaationar nature. If his
plan is adopted the British empire will become another United States.
Easter Floral Symbols.
Easter Is the spring festival, and
the real flowers of e|rlj spring, the
tulip, the daftodil, tbfe wild arbutus,
are its more appropriate floral sym­
bols. We derive our npune for It from
Dstara. the Salon nwss of theeast
and the dawn. In Latin countries they
cling to variants of the Aramaic
"pesach" (passover) as pascua, paa
qua, paques. If there is such a flower
as "the resurrection lily," must be
the small purple-lily of Palestine.*—
N. Y. Times.
broken With her family because
of their opposition to her acceptance
of Prince de Sagan's suit, but she de­
fies It to penalize her under the terms
of her father's will by cutting off half
of her inheritance if she marry the
titled cousin of her former husband.
In all probability the prince and the
former Countess de Castellane will be
married in France in May or June.
It developed that Mme. Gould has
had the upper hand all along in the
war in her family. At the time she
divorced Boni de Castellane she sub­
mitted her father's will to her own at­
torney, Edmund Kelly, and other emi­
nent counsel, and asked them if the
provision would apply in the event of
her marrying a second time. Mme.
Gould was advised that while the will
undoubtedly applied when she married
Count Boni it would have no force or
effect in a second or subsequent union,
and, further, that the courts would
never sustain It.
Armed with this legal advice, which
she kept to herself* Mme. Gould came
to this country to-stry.. to make an
amicable arrangement with her broth­
er George and h^r sister Helen con­
cerning the, prince. But neither George
nor Helen nor the executors of Jay
Gould's will, Edwiii and Howard Gould,
DARK-EYED senorita, whose
Spanish extraction gAve her^" a
beauty and charm that has set many
masculine hearts afire, id said to be
one of the .principal causes of the
divorce actio^ brpugfct by Mrs. Alfred
Vanderbilt against" her husband.
The alleged purchase of a $11,000 au­
tomobile with the Vanderbilt money
for this same senorita some time ago
is the basis of this little bit of gossip.
Mrs. Vanderbilt's friends say that
the separation has been considered
for a long time. .When one of hib
stable, managers, |Iar|:^, vBr«uchBy^
eloped to 'Europe ago
with Mrs. Alfred S. Dteterieh, Mr. Van­
derbilt's name was openly mentioned
in connection with the beautiful senor­
ita. This young woman was reported
to have ordered, in .Mr. Vanderbilt's
name, an $11,000 automobile. After
much negotiation the automobile firm
New York several persons in so­
ciety have theaters in their own
homes or in buildings which adjoin.
The performances which are occas­
ionally given in them are seldom
noted in the newspapers.
They are as distinctly private as
would be a musical recital given by
the hostess herself. And this despite
the fact that professionals are fre­
quently engaged to furnish the enter­
One of the most elaborate of these
private playhouses is that belonging
to Mrs. Abram S. Hewitt. The build­
ing was a stable before it was de­
cided to turn it into a theater. The in­
terior was torn out and the ceilings
and walls were redecorated after the
are multiplying that Mrs.
John Jacob Astor will succeed, her
venerable mother-in-law as the recog­
nized leader of society, and It Is cer­
tain that, under her. reign the social,
world will become more and mors
democratic without losing any of tije
dignity it may possess. The present
season, now almost at an end, has
seen Mrs. ^Astor grow in power, aqd
by reason, of her example there Jim
been a striking change in the attitude
of the average society woman toward
the, public favorites of the regular
Only a yearago, stage, folk were
admitted to Fifth avenue drawing
rooms simply as entertainers^ They
were made to feel they came mere:
ly as employes. It was insisted that
they should arrive only in time, for,
their specialties, or "turns," and they
were dismissed in quick order after
their individual effort to please the
hostess and her guests, but now young
Mrs. Astor has changed all that.
it is the fashionable thing at pres­
ent to have these players at enter­
tainments mingle with the guests, and
still more In thei last few weeks many
of the young women most prominent
In society have lent their presence
to receptions held by several popular
women "stars." As a natural outcome
of the mfarinf of stage and society, too.
Anna DefiesFamily To Well fte Sagan
would listen for a moment to Mm.
Gould's appeals.
George Gould was bitterest in de­
nouncing De Sagan, arid laid before
her a record of .the prince's life, which
he had detectives dig ..up in France
several, months' ago, soon after gossip
connecting the names of his sister and
De Sagan. He declared that the execu­
tors would never consent to her marry­
ing De Sagan. The intimation was
given that the forfeiture clause would
be. enforced, although at the moment,
It Is said, he knew that former Judge
Dillon, chief counsel of the Gould es­
tate, was in extreme doubt.
It had been planned that the prince
should come to New York incognito
and remain in concealment until Mme.
Gould had placated George and Helen.
His presence was discovered the day
he arrived, and he fled to Philadelphia,
where he remained in hiding for 36
hours, waiting for the word to make
his bow. Then he came here from
Philadelphia, knowing that Mme.
Gould had failed to win her brother
and sister and that he might as well
come out In the open.
George Gould would not. hear of
meeting De Sagan. Then Anna de-1
clared that she would do as she
pleased, .and if the executors attempted
to meddle with her inheritance or her
sons' they would have to fight every
step they took in the courts.
Naturally, when Mme. Gould played
this card, which she had concealed so
successfully, the occasion was not
pleasant, and the upshot was that
Mme. Gould moved bag and baggage
from Miss Helen Gould's home to the
Hotel St. Regis.
Senorita Cause of Vanderbilt Divorce
began pressing the young woman for
payment, and threatened to go to' Mr.
Vanderbilt. The morning after this
the woman came to the automobile
company's office and presented 11
$1,000 bills. It is alleged she got the
money from Mr. Vanderbilt.
This incident, in connection with the
stories that became public following
the return to this country of $11bs
Florence Schenck, who had driven,
several of Mr. Vanderbilt's entries in
the London international horse show.
Is said to have decided Mrs. Vander­
bilt to seek a separation. .Action, how­
ever, was deferred until after the
marriage of Miss Gladys Vanderbilt
to Count Szechenyi.
Mrs. Vanderbilt, who has moved all
her effects from her Newport home
with a view to" living apart from her
husband, Is with his mother, Mrs.
Cornelius Vanderbilt, at Fifty-seventh
street andIXttte avewae. *l#r«r~Van­
derbilt, Sr., frag always shown a
great fondness for "her daughter-In­
lay. Alfred-Vanderbilt is now in Eu­
rope, having sailed a few days ago.
Society is deeply interested In the
fact that Mrs. Corneliu£uV*nderbiit,
Sr., has apparently sided with her
daughter-in-law against her son.
New Yorkers HaVe Private Theaters
manner of a regular playhouse. A
stage large enough for all' practical
purposes was installed and equipped
with a large number of sets of scen­
ery painted by the well-known scenic
When performances are given in the
Hewitt theater the performers have
the use of dressing rooms connected
with the stage. These rooms are simi­
lar to those provided at regular thea­
ters, except that special care has been
taken to exclude all draughts.
There are no regular theater seats
in the Hewitt theater, but instead ex­
quisite chairs of Louis XV. pattern,
done in white and gold, furnish the
room. In the center of the auditorium
is a fountain of white marble, in which
the water gently trickles over a mass
of lilies. Above is a promenade bal­
The floor Is of mosaic, and light is
furnished from a large crystal chande­
lier suspended from the ceiling. The
curtain for the stage is of heavy tap­
estry, which is drawn aside with cords.
New Mrs. Astor to Reign in Society
we have had one young "star" of
opera entertaining^ Mrs, .Astor, Mrs.
Clarence Mackay, and a score of other
society leaders, in addition to the
duchfess of Sutherland. And It was
in keeping with the new order of af­
fair* that the hostess herself should
go upon a-ttiny stage, built for the oc­
casion, and sing for her guests and
then dance 'the tarantula for them. It
seetns that New York society is fast
becoming altogether human, and it
may not be unreasonable"to look for it
as a next njove
0. it
open its doom
to the giddy Queens' bf the vaudeville
A Terrible Prime.
"I have a question to ask you, sir,**
said a solemn, looking rman who
chewed tobacco/ coming into our pa*
legally appointed office yesterday.
"What is it, friend?" we asked, with
thegenial heartiness for which we are
so ijustly famed.
"It's this. When one leg of a yacht
race is in the teeth of the wind and
the wind bltesi does the leg ever get
But here's where we lammed loose
With a paperweight and rang for the
ambulance.—Cleveland Leader.
The Cynic.
"I wonder if the people in Mars are
speculating on whether this earth is
Inhabited by people of superior intelli­
"No" answered Mr. Cumrox. "If
they have any facilities for accurate
observation they probably announce
merely that this earth Is populated^
and let It go «t that"—Washington
Mai ..

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