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The, Enterprise.
W. E. HANNAFORD, Piib.
VIRGINIA. MINNESOTA.
8E^K ^iDD|N TREASURE.,
A romanticv story of supposed fcid
d^n, treasury, Quite, in the ,style of
E^dgar Allan Poe, come? from Choen
herg in Moravian Xbe* tower* of, the
ancient Rathaus, despite the protests
of the Vienna Conservatives, was late
lydemolished, as it -was declared to
be unsafe. As the rubbish was' being
removed W document /was found fn: a
hollow stone stating that during, the
thirty years' war thetowii funds were,
bricked jup. in a certain part of the
Rathaus. The place could be seen
when at a certain hour on a certain
day the shadow of the Rathaus spire
fell upon it. The town council has
resolved to find the shadow by build­
ing a scaffold of the same height and
form. Much excitement prevails, and
many bets are being taken. Some
people suppose that the document was
inserted by a workman, and they be­
lieve that after the war the treasure
was recovered.
The success of a wireless transmis­
sion experiment at Omaha, where
4,000 lamps at the electrical show
were lighted for four hours by a cur­
rent sent to them without wires is
something to cause uneasiness among
the holders of shares in electric light­
ing companies, and carry a feeling of
satisfaction to municipalities which
have refused to be tempted into street
lighting ventures.
A queer complaint, made by a citi­
zen of Los Angeles, emphasizes the
march of progress in this age. The
complaint is to the eifect that owing
to the popularity of aviation in the
city, appropriately named of the An­
gels, the sand from balloons is thrown
down over the lawns and freshly
painted flats, instead of in the garbage
cans provided for city refuse.
Says the New York law under which
the chauffeur was convicted after kill­
ing the boy: "The killing of a human
being by an act Imminently dangerous
to others, and evincing a depraved
mind, regardless of human life, al­
though withqut a premeditated design,
is punishable by a verdict of murder
in the first degree." That seems to fit
the case very nicely.
Boston women are discussing the
question of whether beauty and brains
go together. Ancient history lends its
aid to modern gallantry to make the
answer easy. Of course they do. The
Greeks were noted no less for their
art and philosophy than for their phy­
sical graces. Beauty and brains are
natural affinities, as much as pork and
beans.
There are torpedo boats and torpedo
boat destroyers for warfare on the sea.
And now Japan is credited with hav­
ing devised an airship destroyer for
use in the event of flying machines
being utilized for fighting purposes.
Invention matched against invention
leaves the world very uncertain as to
what will come next.
A man who shot the Niagara rapids
five times and went over the Horse­
shoe falls in a barrel died lately of a
cold contracted! from sitting in a
draught. To go through such almost
certain perils unharmed, merely to
succumb to a trivial cause, is but an­
other illustration of the grim irony of
fate.
Putting poison about in places, es­
pecially parks, aside from the question
of its legality, is a very dangerous
practice, as small children are quite as
likely to get hold of it as the animals.
Poison is a thing which no circum
stances will excuse in any but a very
safe and secluded place.
Though the present national admin­
istration is .determine^ to secure finan­
cial economies it will not reduce the
number of feathers in the tail of the
American feagle on our Justly cele­
brated gold coinage.
What an awkward situation it must
have been for the countess of Granard
when she found her sky-piece too large
to get through the doorway of the
royal box to shake hands with the
prince of Wales!
It is said that a great deal of the
hair used in building the present elab­
orate coiffures of women is imported
from China. In that case, it is not
easy to see how it suits so well with
the "rats."
A Washington doctor says that there
is such a thing as dyspepsia of the
brain. Will the doctor please tell us
how rich a man has to be to afford
that complaint?
When a walking delegate goes out
and stops a funeral to throw two non­
union cabbies off their sea,ts, is be
friend or foe to organized labor?
Cornell student marries his step­
mother. See what a college education
can do to tradition!
The new sultan says there must be
no more executions without his con­
sent If he 8tops the fun this way, a
lot of Young Turks are going to be
sorry they voted for him.
"Joy riders" continue to get all that
is coming to them. Sixty miles an
hour on country roads is bound to
keep the doctors in meal tickets.
American women don't know how
to Walk, says an English authority.
Envious because they are able to ride?
ULTRA-SMART
ALGERNON
Roosevelt History to Be Published Soon
"XSHW6T6N. The Roosevelt
jtenuig cabinef is. to make one
more Jb|d for public recognition before
it 'takw' permanently to the shelf
where, it was laid upon the departure
of its chief from the White House.
Two of its most prominent members
ln'the jpeittons of James Rudolph Gar­
field, late ^secretary Of the interior,
andGifford Pinchot, chief forester of
the department of agriculture, have
put their heads together and the
fruits of their conniving will be a
large and' interesting volume entitled
"Roosevelt's Administration."
It is whispered about Washington
that other members of the now fa
mdtis aggregation of comparatively
young federal officeholders and all
around hustlers from all walks of
life whom Mr. Roosevelt invited by
successive stages to his council room,
luncheon table and tennis court, are
preparing to give the public some in­
side facts concerning the great seven
years of the administration recently
closed. Mr. Garfield and Mr. Pinchot,
however, are the first to be actually
discovered at their task.
The work of directing the conserv­
ing of the forests of the country has
Congressional Club1 Losing Members
women in the con­
gressional set in Washington have
virtually withdrawn their support
from the Congressional club, and the
organization faces either extinction or
humdrum monotony, which nobody
dared to predict when the club was
formed just before the close of the
last session of congress.
Trouble has been brewing in the
club these many months, but it was
formally brought before the body only
at the last meeting, just before many
of the officers were about to leave the
city for the summer. It came to a
crisis when certain members failed to
pay their annual dues. As the club has
leased a fashionable home in street
and the rent man and the grocer have
to be dealt with before long, dues are
a matter of vital Importance.
Behind this practical phase of the
situation lies another, which is casting
Sartoris Resigns Family Feud Is Rumor
SARTORIS has re­
signed as secretary of the United
States legation at Guatemala. While
ill health is given as the reason for
his action, it is rumored that a fam­
ily squabble is the direct cause for
his getting out of the diplomaticc
service.
There is a story that Secretary Root,
who is connected by marriage with
the Grant family, was opposed to Mr.
Sartoris' appointment to the diplo­
matic corps, but that President Roose­
velt was responsible for the young
man receiving the post at Guatemala.
Mr. Sartoris, at the breaking out
of the Spanish war, showed that he
carried the blood of his illustrious
grandfather, Gen. U. S. Grant, and
ioined the volunteers for service. He
SENATORS
ALDRICH and La Fol-
lette do the glaring for the senate,
while the tariff fight is on. The Rhode
Island senator has a cold, glittering
glare, as becomes a man who believes
in money and lots of it. The Wiscon­
sin senator has a fussy, fighting glare.
It is both a glare and a gloat, and if
the senate can stand for the phrase,
it "gets Aldrich's goat." The senate
leader begins to get nervous just the
moment the Wisconsin glare is turned
on him. He tries to glare in return,
but soon leaves for the senate cloak­
room where he sputters, instead. It
is not dignified to sputter in the senate
chamber. No one who will tell knows
what else he does in the cloakroom.
When La Follette sits still Aldrich
can stand him and glare in return.
These two men are not only on op­
posite sides of the big question, but
they are opposite in temperament,
character, training, and every other
respect.
Senator Aldrich bunched a few
street railroads in his native state,
sold and resold them until he can
afford to be United States senator
as long as he lives. Senator La Fol­
lette grabbed at fame with one hand
and carved out a lecture career with
the other in order to. make a living on
the -Side. He wants money only to
blow it in on his show.
Senator Aldrich has a sublime faith
la the wisdom of men with money,
been laid aside for several days while
the chief of the forestry bureau is la­
boring with might and main with die
late secretary of the interior In writ­
ing the accomplishments of the Roose­
velt regime for the printer.
The book wilt contain a complete
and detailed account of the things
done at the White House the last four
years of Mr. Roosevelt's occupancy of
the office of president There will be
a fairly definite account of what took
place in the inner councils of three
years previous, for although the "ten­
nis cabinet" did not get well along
in its organization until some time
after Mr. Roosevelt's presidential ca­
reer started, owing to .the tenacity of
President McKinley's so-called "kitch­
en cabinet," consisting of Henry Ca
jbot Lodge and others, its members
iwere not long kept in the dark as to
!what
had gone on before their ad­
vent to Roosevelt intimacy,
Hurdles which the beef trust* inves­
tigators were compelled to take, inner
talks at the White House during the
brewing of the Russo-Japanese war,
jthe coup which made Roosevelt a
great peacemaker, his wrestles with
congress over the railroad rate bill,
the knocking out of the Northern Se­
curities merger, the growth of the
policy which blanketed great stretches
of western country with forest reserve
rule, and many other Interesting
things will be set forth for the coun­
try's contemplation by those persons
who knew much concerning them, now
that the injunction of secrecy has
worn away.
gloom into the hearts of the "would
be's" who have lately come to Wash­
ington to preside over congressional
homes and had been led to believe
that membership in the Congression­
al club would fling open to them the
doors of every smart household in
Washington.
It is a matter of the club's history
that the ultra-smart women in the con­
gressional set joined the club in the
beginning because they were persist­
ently urged to do so in order that
their names might give the organ!
nation something of the social stand­
ing it needed. These women freely
paid the $10 entrance fees, with mani­
festly no intention of hobnobbing with
the women who came from many
rural districts throughout the coun­
try and jumped at the chance to be­
long to the club.
That the really smart women in the
congressional set at Washington do
not ca*e a rap for the Congressional
club or its success has been made
plain. True, they have been induced
on rare occasions to visit the club
rooms, but only when some particular­
ly important affair has been given—
as, for instance, a tea in honor of
the president and Mrs. Taft, shortly
before Mr. Taft was inaugurated.
was chosen an aide de camp by
Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, and had
become a captain when honorably
mustered out of the Third United
States volunteer infantry, at the
end of the war.
In June, 1904, he married Mile.
Qermaine Cecile Noufflard, a grand­
daughter of Sir Charles Halle, a dis­
tinguished English musician. Before
the marriage Mr. Sartoris joined the
Catholic church.
The origin of the feud in the Grant
family is not related by those of the
ex-president's descendants who admit
its existence. It is asserted, however,
that the quarrel has been on for some
years, and that the family is divided
into two bitterly hostile camps. At
the head of one faction is Mrs. Nellie
Grant Sartoris, favorite daughter of
President Grant and almost idolized
by the American public at the time
of her marriage to Sartoris, the Brit­
ish diplomat, during her father's stay
at the White House. The other fac­
tion is led by Gen. F. D. Grant, whose
popularity with the American publio
is a matter of more recent growth.
Interesting Pair of Glaring Senators
and he fights for them as he would
for principles. What is best for them
he considers best for the whole coun­
try. If they prosper and are satis­
fied, it follows, according to his doc­
trine, that all must be prosperous and
contented. Senator La Follette takes
the other end of the game. He is for
the man who has very little money,
for the one who individually works for
every dollar he gets. And they stand
up in the senate about six feet apart
and fight it out along these lines.
He Could Go.
At the death of the Duke of Welling*
ton the whole diplomatic corps was in­
vited to the funeral at St. Paul's. The
French ambassador, on receiving his
invitation, was very much upset. He
hurried off to his colleague of Russia,
Baron Brunnow, and confided to him
the difficulty in which he was placed.
"The Queen," he said, "expects us
to go to St Paul's, to the funeral of
the Duke of Wellington. How can I
go, considering the injuries which the
duke inflicted on my country? What
shall I do?"
Baron Brunnow listened gravely to
his colleague's exposition and then re*
plied: "As the duke is dead," he
said, "I think you can safely go to the
funeral. If you were asked to attend
his resurrection, I should say refuse
the Invitation."
4
South African Trade.
In 1908 British South Africa im­
ported $122,000,000 worth of goodt and
exported $226,000,000 worth of prod­
ucts, gold and diamonds. Great Brit­
ain took $12,500,000 less than in 1907,
and "other countries" $650,000 tfftrtb
more.
PRESIDENT OF DARTMOUTH
Prof. Ernest Fox Nichols, D. Sc., former head
of the department of physics at Dartmouth col-1
lege and now profressor of experimental physics
at Columbia university, was recently unanimously
elected president of Dartmouth, to succeed Dr.
William Tucker, who resigned May 12, 1907, on
account of ill health, at a meeting of the trustees.
Prof. Nichols, although not a graduate of
Dartmouth, is an honorary alumnus. He was given
the degree of doctor of science in 1903, and from
1898 to 1903 was at the head of the physics de­
partment of the college. His work as a member
of the faculty brought international distinction to
the college and himself.
Dr. Nichols was born in 1869 at Leavenworth,
Kan., and was graduated at the age of 19 from
the Kansas Agricultural college. The next year
was spent in teaching, and the following years as a graduate student in mathe­
matics and physics at Cornell university, where he held the Erastus Brooks
fellowship. He received from Cornell the degree of master of science in 1893
and of doctor of science in 1897.
In 1892 he was appointed to the chair of physics and astronomy in Col­
gate university. Dr. Nichols was at Colgate for six years, but two and a half
years of the time was spent on leave of absence, studying under Professors
Planck and Rubens of the University of Berlin. While a student in the Berlin
laboratory he made several discoveries, which were received and published by
the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences.
HAS KILLED 130 TIGERS
Sainthill Eardley-Wilmot, who arrived in Eng­
land a few days ago on a visit home after 35
years' service in India, probably holds the world's
record as a hunter of tigers. He admits that he
has a bag of 130 to his credit, but throughout
India he is known and reverenced by the natives
as the greatest killer of tigers in the world, and
their estimates of the score that should be cred­
ited to his gun varies from hundreds to thousands.
Eardley-Wilmot has been in the service of the
Indian forest department for 35 years, and for the
last six years he has been inspector-general of
forests to the Indian government. He knows al­
most every mile of the forests of India, and has
met with many adventures, but he is far too mod­
est to talk about them.
Eardley-Wilmot is a quiet looking man of
middle height. His hair and close-cropped mustache are turning gray, and he
has the firm jaw and resolute eye of the born administrator.
Eardley-Wilmost cannot be induced to describe his experiences. A friend
said that the natives of India believe he cannot be killed. He belongs to a
family which has given many efficient servants to the state. An Eardley
Wilmot is an admiral another is a high dignitary of the Church of England
a third is a professor in one of the great universities a fourth is a soldier
who has earned distinction in more than one of England's "little wars." The
head of the family, Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, is a baronet.
HOW HE DODGES DEBTS
Prince Miguel de Braganza is the original
"On-Again-Off-Again Finnegan" of European near
royalty. He is the hero of more striking matri­
monial alliances in the newspapers than Lillian
Russell. He has just done it again. This time it
was "Miss M. Vanderbilt." For a day or so the
report received much attention. America was in­
terested, wondering just which Vanderbilt heiress
had bought another title. A large bevy of the
prince's creditors were interested, for they saw a
possibility of getting some of their money back.
Now the entire Vanderbilt family arises to deny
any engagement with the prince whatever.
The prince is crown-prince-pretender to the
throne of Portugal. His grandfather was really
king of that country for an hour or so, by virtue
of his nerve and a shady claim on a dead king.
Then he was driven out of the country, and the parliament passed a law
denying any royal rights whatever to him or any of his descendants.
The present self-nominated fiance to a Vanderbilt is a gay and quite irre­
sponsible fellow, who is a real relative of the imperial house of Austria, and
was recognized there until his capers led to his being handed his hat and an
Invitation to leave. He still claims the Portuguese throne, but in a whisper
and from a safe distance. He has borrowed much money of the royal pawn­
brokers of Europe, and at short intervals, when they become insistent, he
announces his approaching marriage to some rich woman. Once it was the
very wealthy Mrs. Samuel Sloane Chauncey of St. Louis. But she promptly
stopped the game with a denial as prompt as emphatic. Then it was Miss
Mary Pullman of Chicago. Miss Mary also saw the princeling first, and side­
stepped.
BUILT FOUR BIG BRIDGES
President Taft All-Powerful.
A word from President Taft to his
great and good friend the regent
would stay the executioner. So no
fears need be felt for Yuan's life ex­
cept from natural or surreptitious as­
saults. In the years to come China
I may badly need his services, and
vhould he be recalled to power he is
.in a position to accept with dignity
land honor. Then I cannot bring my­
self to think that the regent who is
an enlightened and progressive man,
eould be influenced to deal severely
Gustavus Lindenthal, bridge builder, is watch­
ing the fourth great product of his work and in­
genuity being brought to completion in New York.
This is the big Manhattan bridge, just north of
the Brooklyn bridge, nearly two miles long and
containing 50,000 tons of steel. It is to carry four
railroad tracks, four trolley tracks, the driving
and motoring highways, and to cost $20,000,000.
Some distance to the north is the Hell Gate
bridge, designed to carry the heaviest load ever
placed on any bridge in the world. It is three
miles long, and will cost $28,000,000. Near the
Manhattan bridge is the enormous Queens
borough bridge, recently opened to traffic, and a
short distance away the big Williamsburg bridge.
All these are the work of Lindenthal.
And yet, 30 years ago, the builder was a
mason and stone carpenter, doing journeyman work day by day in Philadel­
phia. He was finally taken into a railroad construction office, essayed the
biggest and boidest of engineering jobs, and after ten years was made com­
missioner of bridges.
ANTI-SUFFRAGIST RECRUIT
Bishop William Croswell. Doane of Albany,
N. Y., is a powerful recruit to the forces of the
anti-suffragists. In his address to the graduating
class of a girls' school, the bishop came out
strongly on the subject, declaring that the war for
votes could add nothing to womanhood, but is
daily losing the dignity and influence of the sex.
He added equally cutting suggestions of "hysteri­
cal clamor," "howling-dervish performances," and
other unpleasant characterizations.
Bishop Doane, for more than 50 years a
bearer of episcopal honors, is the son of another
famous Bishop Doane in New Jersey. He is fond
of the so-called "high" church ideas, and is one of
the very few American bishops who adhere
strictly to the English episcopal dress,—the gait­
ers, shovel hat and all. It is recorded that at one
time he went so far as to sign himself "William of Albany," like a prince of
the world, but he gave that up when it attracted comment and some ridicule.
He has been especially active in placing his church in an advanced position
on the question of divorce reform.
with a man who has served China
well, even if his majesty should feel,
as
is allegen, a personal antipathy toward
him. Moreover, if he should be wrong­
ly tempted to yield to this disposition
and to wreak an unworthy revenge,
international pressure would instantly
be exerted in Yuan's behalf. Such ac­
tion by the regent would work'almost
irreparable injury to1 China just at' a
crisis of her history, and would cause
the new regime to lose the sympathy
of Christendom at the beginning of its
career.
NEW
T. Jenkins Hains Takes Up Sailor's Life
YORK.—Thornton Jenkins
Hains, novelist, short-story writer,
seaman and defendant in the Waina
murder trials, has disappeared. Un­
der some other name he is making his
living as a sailor once more, but no
one knows what ship he is aboard or
whither he is bound. The last seen
of him was in Washington. He was
then heading for some distant port to
get aboard a ship and leave his coun­
try forever.
Hains left his little daughter Mol
lie with his parents and'signed a doc­
ument giving to the general, his fa­
ther, a lien on all the royalities com­
ing from his books. He went to sea
penniless.
Since the killing of William E. An
nis at the Bayside Yacht club, over
a year ago, Thornton Hains has been
persona non grata with the publishers.
One magazine, at least, that accepted
his stories and paid for them in ad­
vance of publication, failed to print
them. Men who were once eager to
get stories from him and be received
by him as his friend, avoided him
after his trial at Flushing.
Before his disappearance Thornton
went to Sing Sing to bid farewell to
TWENTY
Congestion on Island of Manhattan
years from now the ground
area or lower New York will not
afford even standing room for its oc­
cupants. The congestion of popula­
tion in that part of this city known as
Manhattan, covering the site of the
original settlement and extending from
the battery northward to the Harlem
river, already has become so dense
that, were all in it to die at once, the
territory in which these people live
and work would not afford sufficient
space for their burial.
The population per acre of Manhat­
tan is now 157, which is more than five
times that of any other city in the
country. Were this population housed
in one-story buildings, the aveiage
amount of ground per person would
be a plot 16 feet square.
But as the average height of build­
ings in this territory is practically
eight stories, the average size of the
ground space per inhabitant is the
Society Box Holders in New Theater
THEFLTR
rHERE
THAT
has been a great amount of
speculation as to where the mem­
bers of the fashionable set of New
York would be found when the new
theater, the $2,000,000 institution, en­
dowed by a coterie of wealthy men of
New York, is opened next November.
There are only 23 boxes, a much
smaller number than in the Metropl
itan Opera House, with which the
new theater is closely allied, and with
so few places and so many eager to
occupy them, it was a serious matter
to settle the seating question.
As now planned, two opera com!
que
performances will be given each week
one at night, the other at a matinee.
At other subscription performances
plays are to be given by a company
fenLjg
New York is the home of the
greatest property holdings which
the world has ever known, and that
the whole 326 square miles of its area
with a valuation which makes the na­
tional debt seem trifling in compari­
son, is held by less than two per cent
of the population, are only a few of
the astonishing facts made known by
official figures just compiled. Accord­
ing to these figures the assesed valu­
ation of the taxable property in New
Fork is now almost $7,000,000,000, $6,
800,000,000 being the exact figure
given.
The actual sale value, however, is
probably more than twice this amount
or about one-tenth of the estimated
wealth of the whole United States. As
an indication of the great value placed
on real estate here, the figures show
that two-thirds of the taxable property
in this city consists of land. Less
ihan
100,000 persons, or one-fiftieth, of the
city's population, own not only every
particle of this land, but all the other
taxable property included in the re­
port as well.
Taking the actual value of the land
as $10,000,000,000 this means that the
property owners in this city hold on
the average $100,000 worth of real es­
tate each. On this basis the'"average
value of the ground alone throughout
the entire city la $31,000,000 a square
mile, or $72,000 aa acre. This, of
his brother Peter. He found Peter a
ghastly wreck of a man. His silky
black beard had been shaved off and
his face showed cadaverously above
his prison stripes. Tie brothers were
allowed one hour together. Thorn­
ton showed mingled rage and grief at
the plight of his brother, of whose
acquittal of the charge of murder he
had felt sure. His voice was husky
when he told Peter good-by.
"And so I must say good-by," he
said. "I must leave you, as the hour
that I can see you draws to a close.
Good-by, Pete you know what I think
and what I feel—words will not ex­
press it. The long days in prison
will never be forgotten. I will never
forget you, poor boy.
"Never for a moment dream that
you are a criminal—never think of it
Pete, for in the heart of every true
man, every human who is fit to be
classed as such, there beats a throb
of sympathy for you.
"I know, and every man knows,
that if there had been a law to protect
your home, and a law to protect your
honor as a soldier, you would not
have been driven to such extremity.
Of the men who caused your ruin, one
is dead, the other at large, and there
seems to be no law written that will
bring the scoundrel to justice."
E. N. L. Young, attorney for Capt
Hains, has served papers on the dis­
trict attorney of Queen's county call­
ing for a new trial. Mr. Young's con­
tention is that the verdict was con­
trary to the evidence.
incredibly small area of 32 square feet
—a plot four feet by eight. In spite
of this congestion, however, greater
New York, as distinguished from Man­
hattan, is not the most densely pop­
ulated city in the country. That title
belongs to Baltimore, with 29 per
acre, while greater New York with 20
per acre,comes after Milwaukee, with 23
How rapidly the congestion in Man­
hattan may be expected to increase
is indicated by the values of
its real estate. In this respect two
new records were set last week. The
first established anew high record for
Fifth avenue property, a lot having
been sold at a price amounting to $34,
000 a front foot, or $270 a square foot,
a value considerably larger than that
represented by an equal area covered
with $50 bills.
Only 40 years ago this same prop­
erty sold for one-twentieth of this price.
The second record came as the result
of the leasing of a piece of uptown
property for 149 years. From these
two factors it is evident that the de­
sire to snap up property for long
terms, together with its rapidly in­
creasing value, will soon reduce the
average amount of ground per inhab­
itant to less than the space necessary
for standing room.
now being engaged. As yet it is incom­
plete, less thaii half a dozen actors
having signed contracts.
There are 35 founders of the new
theater, and it was agreed by them to
apportion the boxes by lot. After this
was done the other applicants nego­
tiated with the founders for a place
in the boxes for certain performances.
There are 232 single seats directly
above the boxes, and these were as
eagerly sought as the boxes them­
selves. In them on subscription
nights will be found those socially
prominent who were unable to find
room in the boxes, which will rank
in importance to those in the parterre
row at the Metropolitan.
Mr. James Hazen Hyde, one of the
founders, who has been living abroad
for three years, is the owner of box
No. 23, which is located in the very
center of the arch, and which, relative­
ly, is the same as box No. 35 at the
Metropolitan, which is owned by Mr.
J. Pierpont Morgan. Mr. Morgan, also
founder of the new theater, received
box No. 7 in the allotment.
Gotham Property Is Held by the Few
course, is only an average, since in
some parts of the eity an acre of
ground amounts to many millions. The
average value of property, not inclu­
ding the land itself, is $50,000 an acre,
so that each member of the select
100,000 constituting two per cent, of
the whole number who own all New
York has on an average $150,000
worth of property. The other 3,400,000
of the city's population are merely
tenants.
Poets, in Major and Minor Keys.
It would be difficult to tell the ex­
act month, year or decade when a
minor poet ceased to be a minor poet
and became known to the literary pub­
lications as "a poet" Minor poets do
not go through any change analogues
to that made by the caterpillar when
she becomes a butterfly. If some one
should ask whether minor poets do ac­
tually leave the ranks of the fratrea
minores and enter the ranks of the
major poets, it would probably be difll
cult to give an apodlctic and categor­
ical reply.
But there would seem to be no par­
ticular reason why a minor poet
should not be found one day »m«m|
poets. Possibly he himself might
not know where he was until after
some time had elapsed.
Woman Collects Tastes.
Miss Martha E. Johnson has just
been re-elected tax collector of Lap
conia, N. H. This Is her fourth tend.
Sbe is said to lje the only woman
collector in New England. She is a
graduate of the Laconla high «/hfml
and an active member of the Laeoala
Woman's club.

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