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The Enterprise*
Peril of the Turnstile Door.
It Is surprising that th§K turnstile
door has not long ago aroufiflaltering
protest on the ground thatit consti­
tutes a menace to public safety. We
say this with due appreciation of the
Ingenuity of this devicejand the suc­
cess with which it accomplishes its
desired end of preventing the Inrush
of cold air which accompanies the
opening and shutting of doors of the
ordinary hinged type. The object of
the turnstile door is to provide an in­
termittently obstructed passageway
between the interior and the exterior
of a building, and It certainly fulfills
its end only too well. The peril of
this device lies in the fact that, in so
successfully shutting the cold air out
it effectually shuts the occupants of
the building it. The drafty effects of
the ordinary door are avoided by per
mltting' only small pockets of air to
enter la slow succession, and the men­
ace of the door lies in that fact that
people can pass through this same exit
in these same rotating pockets only
one at a time. It is true, remarks the
Scientific American, that the leaves
of the revolving door are arranged to
fold together, thereby allowing two
persons to pass the door abreast but
in the event of panic the jam might be
too great to permit the folding of the
leaves. Moreover, the doors, even in
the folded condition, present at best
but a narrow passageway. We have
in mind, as we write, a certain hotel
recently opened in this city (New
York)—and this is merely a typical
case among many—in which the only
exit to the street in case of fire would
be through one of these doors.
Contracts have been awarded by the
war department for three flying ma­
chines heavier than air. If the mar
chines do not fly they will not be ac­
cepted but the contractors—Wright
Bros, of Dayton, O., A. ^f. Herring of
New York, and J. F. Scott of Chicago'
—are confident that they will succeed.
The Wright Bros, recently an­
nounced that they had sailed in the
air for 15 miles or more at the rate of
30 miles an hour. Their flights have
been made in comparative private, or
in the presence of only trustworthy
persons' who would not disclose the se­
crets of construction. A new competi­
tor for the honors of the sky made its
first flight in public near Hammonds
port, N. Y., in March. The aeroplane
Red Wing, having 385 feet of sustain­
ing surface, propelled by a 45-horse
power motor, after running on the ice
of Lake Keuka for 400 feet, rose in the
air, sailed 319 feet, and came down
again. Alexander Graham Bell, who
has been experimenting with tetrahed
ral kites, is one of those Interested in
the development of this aeroplane.
The design for it was made by Lieut.
Selfridge of the army. All the lighter
than-air flying-machines yet made have
been aeroplanes, and as an English
authority on the subject says, are
"more properly skimming-dishes than
China is a silent country, and new
facts are constantly coming to light to
show that half the story of the great
tragedy enacted at Peking, when the
foreign troops looted the imperial pal­
aces, has never been told. The latest
is the discovery, in a barroom in
southern Germany, of the marriage
contract of the present Chinese em­
peror. It is a gorgeous piece of silk,
four feet long and a foot wide, richly
emblazoned with Chinese characters.
To the German tavern-keper it was
merely a pretty piece of Chinese em­
broidery, and hung side by side with
brewers' calendars and other simple
decorations. The finding of it was due
to the world-wide search •tfhich Chi­
nese diplomats and consular agents
have conducted ever since it was
stolen. It has now been restored to
the imperial family.
The only living American ex-presi­
dent celebrated his seventy-first birth­
day last month. Grover Cleveland has
been a private citizen for 11 years.
Benjamin Harrison lived eight years
after his retirement, but President Ar­
thur survived less than 20 months.
Mr. Hayes lived 12 years, and Grant
eight years. John Adams, however,
survived lor 25 years, Fillmore 2l!
Madison and John Quincy Adams each
19, and Jefferson 17 years. In 1868 there
*ere three ex-presidents still living—
Fillmore, Pierce and Buchanan—but
since 1875 there have never been more
than two alive at the same time, and
for the greater part of the period there
has been but one.
An Indiana man of 83 years of age
la starting for Alaska on his forty-fifth
unsuccessful pilgrimage for gold. His
life, remarks the New York Herald,
teaches young men two valuable les­
ions—the nobility of perseverance and
the elusiveness of riches.
A Manitoba man has announced his
Intention of retiring from politics to
spend the balance of his life running
mill. He doubtless sees the
folly of trying to saw wood and meddle
with politics at the same time.
Among other conveniences which
are clamoring to be discovered by
some capable inventor is an asbestos
mattress, as well as fireproof blankets
and sheets, for the use of the ™an who
Insists on smoking in bed.
The home for many years of the poet
Cowper at Olney, Bucks, has just un­
dergone a thorough renovation, con­
ducted on reverent lines, at the hands
of the trustees in whom it is vested as
a museum.
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Inforaatkm *§»d Gossip Picked Up
mnd Inhere la Washington.
Present Congress Thus Far Shy on Talk
closes that congress has not
talked so much during this session as
many of its critics allege. Other
congresses have talked more and have
consumed more space in the Congres­
sional Record.
All this in face of the fact that the
present has been widely attacked as a
do-nothing congress, bent only on end­
ing the session without passing any
measure that could be assailed in the
presidential campaign—with each
member intent on filling as many
pages as possible of the Record with
burning thoughts fpr the edification of
his 'constituents, and for impressing
them with the idea that the in­
cumbent is the best possible man to
return to Washington.
Up to date about 5,000 pages have
been taken up in the Congressional
Record with the proceedings of con­
gress that is, with its doings and
sayings. This looks like a lot of
space, and would appear to the casual
observer to afford room for a lot of
legislation, as well as a great deal of
Queer Actions of Count Gizycki Recalled
society is keenly in­
terested in the contemplated di­
vorce proceedings between the Count
and Countess Gizycki and is recalling
the unusual conditions under which
the engagement of the count and tttfe
former Eleanor Patterson of Chicago
was made known.
When the parents of Miss Patterson
became convinced that their daughter
was serious in her attachment for the
Polish nobleman every effort was
made to put an end to the affair. This
was in 1903, soon after Miss Patterson
had returned from St Petersburg,
where she had been visiting her aunt,
Mrs. McCormick, wife of the then
American ambassador to Russia.
One day, without the slightest warn­
ing, the cbunt appeared in Washing­
ton. Society was' startled at the un­
expected visit,- but much more so
when Miss Patterson made a round
of visits to her particular friends and
announced her engagement to the
Roller Skating Popular at the Capital
has more skates to
the square than any other
city in the union. There is no call
for opponents of the liquor traffic to
view this statement with alarm. It
merely means that the capital's long
stretches of almost perfect asphalt
pavements afford an ideal surface for
roller skating and that people take ad­
vantage of the condition.
In Washington roller skating is as
much a business as it is a pleasure.
A stranger is surprised by the num­
ber of persons he sees flitting about on
rollers. People skate to and from
business in Washington. So general
is. the habit that traction companies
complain of dwindling revenue.
In Pennsylvania avenue between the
treasury and capitol the skaters out­
number automobiles and horse-drawn
vehicles two to one. One might ex­
pect to see children, in a majority,
but more grownups skate in Washing­
the former minister from
China was restored to his pres­
tige and returned to Washington as
minister, everybody fell into the old
habit of calling him Mr. Wu as of
yore. But it seems that since he
left these shores various academic
honors have fallen to his lot. The
degree of doctorate has been conferred
by the Royal university of Peking. The
Germans, too, have taken note of cer­
tain economic efforts of the diplomat
and have enrolled him among the
savants of their imperial institute.
The minister is very particular about
his title. He takes as much delight
in being addressed as doctor as a
youth who has just taken his sheep­
skin from a medical school. He cor­
rects all lapses into "Mr." and all his
official documents and letter paper
bear his new title. Mr. Wu, so rumor
has it, would like to receive degrees
from American universities, and he is
delving into historic research which
will lead to such honors.
Though he has always professed "the
utmost admiration of American meth­
ods, he has chosen the University of
Oxford as the place to educate his only
son. This young man began his
career in letters at the Washington
..high school, and after graduating there'
went to a military sqhool at Atlantic
conversation. But as the average con­
gress does things and talks about
them, it is not so much. For example,
the "second session of the Fifty-ninth
congress, which ended on March 4, of
last year, filled nearly as much space
in the Record as has this session up to
the middle of April, 1908. The first
session of the Fifty-ninth congress had
filled more space by several hundrjbd
pages. Similarly, the present congress
will stand, comparison with several
other talkative congresses.
The longest speech in either house
was made by La Follette. The sen­
ator from Wisconsin consumed the
larger part of three days in attack­
ing the Aldrich bill. The Browns­
ville case has not occupied a great
deal of senate time thus far, but there
are several speeches yet to be made
upon it.
Aside from the fact that the senate
has not indulged in much protracted
talk, it has not been working as
body as regularly as usual this ses­
sion. Most of the time it has been ad­
journing oyer from Thursday to Mon­
day—which is not true of the house.
But if congress cannot fairly be ac­
cused of talking more than usual, it
must be admitted that it. is going a
rapid pace in the matter of introduc­
tion of bills. In the house alone
about 21,000 have been introduced up
to date—an average of nearly 50 for
each member.
Her parents are said to have been
keenly annoyed by their daughter's
action, and some means of making the
engagement formally known then was
decided upon. Mr. Patterson was
genuinely provoked, and insisted that
the engagement should be announced
merely without the formula stating
that the parents of the prospective
bride authorized it. Mrs. Patterson,
it is said, seeing that her daughter
was fully determined to become the
Countess Gizycki, persuaded her hus­
band to make the announcement in
the regular way. The wedding fol­
lowed soon.
In his visit to Washington, Count
Gizycki was not invited to be a guest
at the Patterson home, but remained
at the New Willard, where he occupied
a room on one of the upper floors, and
in the least desirable section of the
house. He was attended by a man
servant, who came to the hotel when
After the wedding the count left the
Patterson home and returned to the
hotel to get his luggage, and it was
currently rumored that he did not go
back to the Patterson mansion for
his bride, but telephoned that he
would meet her at the station, and
that the new countess left her home
in company with her parents and her
It is a daily sight in street's shop­
ping district to see young women, and
matrons, as well, swing to the curb in
front of a department store, slip off
their skates and enter, bearing them
in their hand, ready to be donned again
when the shopping is done. In some
of the shops skates may be checked.
Gray bearded men plug along sedate­
ly, twisting and turning to avoid wag­
ons and trolley cars with the nimblest
of the youngsters. Some of the
elders are so skilled in the art that
they manage to maintain a respectable
rate of speed while reading a news­
paper or a magazine, but few take
these chances unless the street is
reasonably free from traffic.
Butcher boys deliver steaks and
chops on skates the clash and ring
of the tiny wheels betokens the ap­
proach of the matutinal rolls and
cream the newsboys skate letter car­
riers in the outlying routes use skates
to get about speedily and easily.
Lovers no longer stroll about in
the parks, but glide hand in hand
where the skating is good and in
streets where the electric lights are
not too thickly sprinkled. A roofed
over skating rink would starve to
death in Washington, where almost
every one has rink room gratis in
front of his door.
Chinese Minister Is Now "Doctor" Wu
City. He is now in the university at
Peking. He intends to study law with
an excursion into the domain of music.
Young Wu is a delightful performer
on viol and piano, and it is as much his
ambition to awaken China musically
as it is of his illustrious father to com­
pass the Chinese economic and indus­
trial awakening.
Sway of the Typewriter.
The typewriter is playing an impor­
tant part in civilizing the world. The
latest invention in this line is a
chine capable of transcribing the Jap­
anese ideogram but typewriters Im­
printing Arabic, Syriac, Armenian, He­
brew and other oriental languages
have long been used.
In Turkey the printing of anything,
from a circular letter to a book, can
only be done under a permit from the
government. Therefore, typewriters
which imprint Turkish or Arabic chai*
acters are prohibited from panning
through the custom house. Never­
theless, the increasing demand has
somehow produced a small supply.
Bagdad, a city of 200,000 inhabitants,
has 20 machines, all of which' write
Arabic. In Syria, one of the most poly­
glot countries in the world, Syriac, Ar­
abic and French writing typewriters
are used by many of the business
houses. Persia, which, used the Arabic
script, is learning to adopt the type­
writer. To go farther east, & number
of Hindustani writing machines are
now used in Bombay and other cities
of India. Chinese seems to be the only
language which still resists the type­
writer's endearments. Harper's
Milton D. Purdy, assistant to the attorney
general^ has been nominated* by the president for
United States judge at Minneapolis, and it re­
mains to be seen whether the local political Influ­
ence that has been so hostile to him in the past
will be .able to defeat him now. It was strong
enough to prevent his being appointed district at-,
torney for a full term, after he had served the un­
expired term of his dead chief, but his abilities
were not forgotten at the White House. When
congress passed an act providing for an assistant
to the attorney-general at $7,000 a year, in addi­
tion to the seven assistants at $5,000, Purdy was
appointed to the office.
It is somewhat remarkable that a man who
has made so brilliant a record as a lawyer should
hkve been an indolent, unambitious pupil at
school. His father was a potter he learned the trade himself. He had no
ambition to be anything else and would have remained a potter all his life but
for his mother, who insisted on his going through the high-school and then to
the University of Minnesota. When he finished his course he was glad to take
a position at $24 a month, although his board cost him $5 a week. For a
year he was perfectly miserable and often wondered if it was worth while
keeping up the struggle. He was forced to walk to save car fare and had to
deny himself every enjoyment.
Then came the happiest moment of his life. He was appointed assistant
city attorney of Minneapolis at the magnificent salary of $25 a week. He felt
that he was indeed wealthy now, and as soon as he could save enough for his
wedding clothes he was man-led. Then he was appointed assistant United
States district attorney and succeeded his chief on the latter's death.
His first 19 cases constituted an unbroken list of successes, and he is al­
leged to have saved the government, over $10,000,00. Among other things he
brought the Minnesota timber thieves to book and helped "bust" the Northern
Securities merger to the great delight of the president. Since he has been
assistant to the attorney-general he has been making war upon the Standard
Oil, the fertilizer, the drug, the tobacco and other trusts and has done valuable
work for the government.
Charles G. Gates has been "bucking the tiger"
in a Rawhide gambling house and come out a
winner to the tune of $20,000. Gambling is to
Charles as the breath of his nostrils without it
life would be unendurable, if not impossible. He
came by the instinct honestly, for his father,
John W. Gates, is looked upon as the most invet­
erate gambler in New York. It matters nothing
to him whether he risks his money on stocks or
at the race track on cotton or on corn at poker
or at faro. If there is any gambling game he has
not tried, Wall street men do not know what it is.
Although Charles is only 33, he has seen more
of the ups and downs of life than most men of
twice his age. He left college to become a clerk
for the Consolidated Steel & Wire Co., of Chicago,
and at 21 he was assistant to the president. He
was at this time engaged in many deals of his own and he made enough money
by them to buy a partnership in a stock-brokerage firm. At 24 he felt that he
had earned a rest, so he gave up business and went traveling for three years
On his return he went into his father's brokerage firm in New York. One day
he calmly called a meeting of the partners to tell them how they could make
two millions in six months. He proposed a corner of the corn market, and
these men who had been studying the market for more years than young Gates
had lived, went in with him. They ran the price of corn from 65 cents up to
SI, and then the crash came. It was whispered that the Gates family intended
to leave the others stranded on the top of a rapidly falling market, and the
partners took fright and pulled out.
The Gates combination does not seem to have lost much, for they were
Immediately afterward active in other deals. Everything they touched seemed
to turn to money until they were caught in the slump of a year ago. Their
partners, unable to trust them, got from under and the banks called in their
loans. Charles and his father are said to have dropped $40,000,000 at thi« timet
The firm was dissolved and the seat on the exchange sold* Gates and his fa­
ther proposed to spend a few years in France recuperating, but within a few
months they were back in the game again. Charles is now in Rawhide en­
gaged in mining deals.
American Woman In High Place
Among the American women who
exert a potent influence in old world
affairs is the countess of Edla, the
morganatic widow of King Ferdinand,
a great uncle of the present king of
Portugal. The countess is a former
Btqston woman, her name before' mar­
riage haying "been Elsie Hensler.
Many years ago she was a successful
opera singer, and her voice and
beauty, when she sang in Portugal,
captured the king's heart. It. was ,ta
very happy marriage, and the: king
was greatly devoted to his wife to the
The worst blow to the British liberals since
they have been in powen was delivered in the bye
election here, when Wftiston Churchill, president
of the board of trade in the new Asquith cabinet,
was defeated for parliament by 429 votes. W.
Joynson Hicks, unionist, won, getting 5,417 votes
to Churchill's 4,988. Churchill defeated Hicks for
the seat two years ago, but under English custom
had to stand for re-election when advanced to
cabinet rank.
The vote was the heaviest cast in years.
Several elements figured in the defeat of Church­
ill, one of the principal ones being the energetic
opposition of suffragettes. English Catholic priests
also opposed Churchill. Premier Asquith failed to
send the usual letter to a candidate standing be­
cause of advancement, and expounding to the
voters the necessity of strengthening the government.
Churchill, although but 33 years old, is noted as a war correspondent, sol­
dier, orator and parliamentarian. As under secretary for the colonies, he re­
ceived the brunt of the criticism of the Natal muddle, wherein the interference
of the London office very nearly brought on an open rupture.
He is the son of the late Right Hon. Lord Randolph Churchill. His mother
was a New York girl, the daughter of Leonard Jerome, famous for his wealth
and his horses. He won praise during the Boer war by his gallant defense of
an armored train at Cheneley. He was made a prisoner of war during the ac­
tion, but escaped. He was then but 25 and bad gone to the scene of conflict
as a war correspondent.
As a writer he has distinguished himself, one of his best works being a
description of the sea. He also served in the Spanish army in Cuba in 1895,
took part in the later wars in India and won a medal for bravery with
Kitchener at the battle of Omdurman.
.Gen. Stewart L. Woodford, president of the
Hughes league, is busy booming the cause of the
New York governor for the Republican presi­
dential nomination.
If Hughes fails the general would like to see
the choice fall upon Uncle Joe Cannon who, he
says, has prevented more bad or useless legisla­
tion from going through than any man in the
country. Moreover, he and Uncle Joe entered con­
gress the same year and are exactly the same age,
which probably helped to make them the stanch
friends they have always been.
Gen. Woodford was born in New York 72
years ago, and was practicing law there more tMn
half a century ago. He was. messenger for the
famous electoral college of 1860, and was aft?»
ward United States attorney for the southern dis­
trict, which position he threw up to enter the army. At the close of the war
he was brevet brigadier-general of volunteers. He was lieutenant-governor of
New York in 1866, but was defeated for governor at the following election. He
was president of the electoral college in 1872 and a congressman the following
year. He has filled some important positions, having been a member of the
commission to draft the charter for Greater New York and president of the
Hudson Fulton commission. He was United States minister to Spain in 1897,
and when the war broke out the following year he returned to the United
States and retired into private life, only to emerge once, more to boom tlur
candidacy of Gov. Hughes.
day of his death. Although she never
occupied the throne with her husband,
the countess was regarded* by him and
by all his subjects as a queen. Her ad­
vice was often sought by the sovereign
and Portuguese statesmen upon mat­
ters of public moment. For her wis­
dom and her benevolence she is still
held in reverence by all the Portu­
guese, and she is said tp be giving
good counsel to the inexperienced]
young king. The countess has a fine
palace near Lisbon and an attractive'
country home in Cintra, her wedding
gift from Ferdinand.
YORK.—There was once a
financial writer named William
Shakespeare, who remarked in one
of his numerous 'newspaper stories
that "man's acts are seven ages." Al­
though this Mr. Shakespeare was
never a visitor in Wall street, his "As
You Like It" assertion applies nicely,
despite its generality, to the seven dis­
tinct types of progression in the seven
acts of New York's tickerland.
Not that there are these seven pre­
cise steps in the Wall street career
of every man, or any one man, for
that matter, but the street itself has
the seven ages.
First there is the messenger or of­
fice boy, the infant in the Shakespear­
ean financial district progression,
creeping like a snail, unwilling to do
more than the law allows. This lad
is one of the keenly interesting figures
in the life of the street. His make­
up consists of three ambitions—to pre­
tend to do more and really do less
than any other boy he knows, to eat
the most indigestible things he can
buy for a nickel for lunch, and to get
away from the office as soon after
three o'clock as he possibly can.
Second comes the boy at the stock
quotation board, in reality an office
boy emeritus, "sighing like a furnace"
at his tedious task. He is very much
like type No. 1, only slightly more
so. He possesses, however, the
savoir faire gained by a greater pe­
It was known that officers of the so
ciety| which bears the name of the his­
toric corner, had gottenthe seats, and,
not desiring tovremove them more re­
motely from Broadway and Twenty
third street than was necessary, they
had selected the neighboring hostelry
as final repository. No additional an­
nouncements were made. The seats
Gossip of People ana Events Told
in Interesting Manner.
Seven Distinct Ages of Wall Street
Famous Amen Seats Find a New Home
filled the hearts of former hab­
itues of the Fifth Avenue ho­
tel, who still move and have their
being in the vicinity of Madison
square, when they learned that the
proprietors of the Hoffman house had
decided to recognize, In manner most
distinguished, the installation of the
plush-covered seats of the famous
Amen Corner.
Woman Successful in Practice of Law
engaged in legal prac­
tice, Miss Helen K. Hoy is con­
gratulated by her friends for the part
which she has taken as assistant coun­
sel to the commission for the revision
of the city charter, now concluding its
As director of the Woman's Munic­
ipal league, as well as of the Collegi­
ate Suffrage league, contributor to
legal periodicals, historian and pioneer
in several enterprises for women in
New York, Miss Hoy is becoming
widely known among professional
At her office in Fifth avenue, where
she carries on a legal partnership
with Miss Mary Burnett and Miss
Sarah E. Martin, Miss Hoy talks over
matters of public moment with her
masculine contemporaries in truly en­
LOQUE, who advertised for work,
has got a job!
This announcen&ent is sure to create
a sensation among the titled members
of the title-bearing charter members
of the "We-Rest-While-Others-Work"
club, which has sent so many members
to this country. The motto of the club
has been that the only job at which a
titled foreigner could work steadily
was marriage, and all of them have
lived up to the motto by marrying
American heiresses.
Prince Paleoloque, whose crest bears
the motto "King of Kings," meaning
that his folks Constitute the whole Mny
family, was the man of men to shat­
ter the tradition that rich wife-hunting
was the nearest approach, to work per­
mitted those with a claim to nobil­
ity. He recently started out to hunt
a job.
Prince Paleoloque, his imperial high­
ness, if you please, said that he was
ready for any. sort,
of Fork, provided,
of ,course, it was congenial. Lucidly
he has got a most congenial job where
all he has to do is to make himself
genial. Prince Paleoloque has been
employed by a company .in the busi­
ness of furnishing escort* to women,
as escort-in-chief.
Many women are particular in apply­
ing for professional escorts. Some of
them prefer lair men, or tall. men. or
-r *T
riod of presence in the street.
Third comes the clerk or bookkeep­
er, "full of strange oaths" at the baf­
fling figures and the perplexing tele­
phone calls over the 'Change floor. De­
termined is he, however, to "seek
the bubble's reputation—even at the
ticker's mouth."
Then there is the office man­
ager, usually a pleasant "greeter*" a
man with ready statistical information
and more or less decision. Among
other things, the office manager is usu­
ally "there with the cigar or box of
cigarette and a smile." This quali­
fication,. needless^ to say, is not
fifth in line is the board member
of the firm, or what is known in Long
Acre square and neighboring winter re­
sorts as a "Wall street man." He has
acquired a certain quickness of action,
a certain facility of playing pranks on
his fellow floor members and a certain
Eberlinlan practice. He preachp* what
he practices, and the text of iJs ser­
mon is "What's yours?"
Then, in the sixth act, we have the
head of the brokerage firm, the man
who is followed by the "and company,*
as well as by a score or more of per
sons who daily invade offices to solicit
money for worthy charities and raf­
fles. "In fair round belly with
good capon lined" is the way Mr.
Shakespeare would have him de­
And, finally, the seventh age "shifts
into the, lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
with spectacles on nose," etc., for the
sixth act of the Stratford on Avon
writer is the seventh of Wall street.
It is the retired broker who visits the
financial district now and again to re­
new former acquaintances and to
listen again to the ticker's tick.
disappeared the management of the
Hoffman house seemed to know noth­
ing about them. Then all was made
clear. Far from maintaining a real
Indifference regarding the legacy, the
hotel authorities are preparing to ac­
cord every honor to it.
The benches are to be placed in a
special apartment, just off the lobby,
an apartment in which the amen seats
will be the sole furnishings. Here
they will remain for all time, com­
paratively speaking, as a memorial of
the political past. But the seats, it is
believed, will bear as prominent a part
in campaigns of the present and future
as ever they did in the years gone by.
Their room will be set aside as a
place where men deep in the affairs
of the state and nation, as well as
those, who chronicle such things, will
finda proper atmosphere and environ­
The seats are at a cleaning estab­
lishment being freed of dust and mi­
crobes, political and otherwise. There
was some talk of new upholstery, but
this was cried down.
lightened fashion—in fact, her client­
age among business men has become
such that, with the exception of crim­
inal cases, this woman has figured in
as great a diversity of lawsuits as
there are text-book subjects.
A graduate of Vassar college and
member of Phi Beta Kappa, Miss Hoy
won a first prize of $100 in cash in
1903, entering New York law school.
There she more than lived up to her
record in scholarship by graduating at
the head of a class of 99 men and
11 women.
The appointment of Miss Hoy as as­
sistant to Charles Mellen, counsel for
the commission on charter revision,
was heralded by her many friends as
her highest achievement.
Miss Hoy, herself, however, is quite
as proud of her contributions to the
work, "Great American Lawyers," com­
piled by Dr. William Draper Lewis, dean
of the University of Pennsylvania law
school, and of her own "Legal Life
and Influence of D^vid Dudley Field."
The latter work will form a part of
a historical record of great Amertcan
lawyers and in its preparation Miss
Hoy spent the greater part of two years.
Prince Paleoloque Gets a Royal Job
even stout men tp accompany them to
the theaters,.pn shopping tours and
other expeditions which a woman can­
not negotiate without a man in tow.
Some have asked for a Gibson or other
types, but none has ever requested a
man of title. The company has a great
surprise for its fair patrons in the
On a Florentine Roof Garden.
There still exists in Italian cities a
life of the roofs that is distinct and
characteristic, and of which the mere
foreigner and tourist is entirely un­
aware. Particularly is this the case in
Florence. Mount to the top floor of
one of these grim, big' palaces stand­
ing in some gloomy, 'sunless street,
often approached by a item, forbid­
ding doorway and dark, steep stairs,
and you will hold your breath with
wonder at the surprise that awaits
you.' For here before your eyes
stretches an unfamiliar city, a red
and-green. city of wide expanse and
varying altitudes, a city no less archi­
tecturally beautiful than the one you
have left below, and enlivened, too,
most unexpectedly by verdure.
In the v«jry heart of the city, on its
topmost apex, tliere is no trace of
grime the" air is pure and wholesome.
Indeed, its breezes are charged with
no small suggestion of sea and moun­
tain breath. As for the smoke one
would expect to find hanging above the
xoofs of a densely populated city, it is
consplcuonSB by its absence, and only
at the hour of meals does some faint
blue column rise for the briefest space
into the atmosphere.—From Helen
Zimmer's "A Florentine Roof Garden"
to'the centw*

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