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A JOVOIS AND BOISTEROUS VOY
AGE WITH AX IMSIAL OTX
TLHE OF PASSEXGERS
HOW THE TIME WAS PASSED
Gaiety of the Muny Wan More Than
the Few Could Stand, the
Lutler Itelng Minis
Bpeeial Correspondence St. Paul G\<Jb&.
AT SKA, OX BOARD STEAMSHIP
BATAVIA, July s.—On Tuesday, June 20,
at I p. m., leaving our good hotel, the
Umpire, we proceeded to tho pier of the
Hamburg-American line, and went
aboard the steamer that was to convey
via to the Old World. At 3:20 we were
moving out into the bay, and were soon
ling towards Sandy Hook with a
feeling that we were indeed separating
ourselves from our native land and from
cur friends. To one living inland, the
cws-ins of the Atlantic seems a great
undertaking, fraught with unknown
dangers and attended by many uncer
tainties, but having once made the trip
this feeling changes completely to one of
security and confidence.
Th. scene at the pier was unusually
brilliant and agreeable. Great crowds at
d special parties, and as we moved
out a full band on the Graff Waldersee
played an inspiring air; a thousand
friends cheered and waved an adieu, and
fluttering handkerchiefs and flowers and
filled the air. There was no sor
rowful parting; no tears, no sighs; every
thing hi'Jicated buoyant joyousness, and
itful expectation, and so far we
have found abundant justification for
Presently there was tho usual parting
with the pilot. Land objects began to
fade from sijjht. Fire Island receded and
■wo wore upon "the wide, wide sea,"
trust ing- for safety against wind and
i.i a merciful Providence and to
the good ship.
Aft< r supper, which was partaken of
Ughtly, people began to gather on the
and to enjoy the beautiful evening.
The only band on board was brought
md played by the "scrubbing bri
' It consisted of a triangle, an ac
cordion and a drum made of a barrel
with coarse canvas stretched across the
To this rude music, wo descended
Into the dining hall, where we had piano
mandolin music, and finally the
Christian Endeavorers closed the day with
religious services. As passed the flnrt
J.iy, so have passed many others. The
TALES OF THE EAST.
Tt so happened one morning in Persia that as tho Truly Benevolent But Slight,
ly Perturbed Grand V Bier was taking his chocolate he picked up a .sporting, .paper
aw a picture of the row between Corbett and Kitzsimmons. It interested him
■•. a ad, calling his Highly Exalted Hut Somewhat Uneasy Prime Minister'
"Hql Assim, but here is something that we have somehow missed. Go thou
n the streets of my city and inquire if any of my subjects know of feoxing
- find how to use thorn. If thou canst find me it man who will put me up to
the tricks of straight jabs, !<-ft-hooks and iiiiper-eutrt, 1 will bestow upon him one
hundred wives and a thousand goats." ».
The H. E. B. S. I. P. Mini-ter bent h'.s back and bowed his head and went
forth, and after walking the streets for half an hour he came across a short-haired
man with a broken nose, who was just about to sign an agreement to tight the
rurkish Kid to a finish for the Rate receipts. He was commanded to the presence
or the Shah, with two sets of boxing gloves under his arm. and he lost no time
ii^ *m r^*'Jm& (j
"I wouldst learn to box. O Son of a Gun." said the Shah, as he threw off
a!-im h..anl. piJii Oni "le Sl°YeS- "Teach me the art- and thy reward shall be as
,£1 ;-:->.ill lid. > pi OlrHtotMl.
♦ i HUh5 Xl-'l^ of th* w"rld- l cannot teach thee unless I strike out," protested
--,11L Wl Jlpf fl I.
"Of course not. Put on the gloves and lead for my nose.' r
The light weight knew a thing or two, and he led gently, and allowed the Shah
«m °Ch^ °K v,V iS X- wlt£, a nteT- When this had happened about sixteX
times however, his fighting blood began to circulate; he thought lvinself In th«
ring with the Turkish Kid. and ha hauled off and knocked the Truly Benevolent
into the imddlo of next week by a blow on the Jaw benevolent
At the end of seven minutes the Shah sat up and looked around- and nresentlv
he said? Und hIS Pala^ Cm stand^. a beautiful smile stole over his Pface? and
thin!?"" °f a GU "' Ul°U ha9t tausht rae boxi »E- and the wives and the goats are
O Your Mightiness!" replied the lifjhtweight :
ilu UpermuT' k O* aUd yOUr graVe U8 green « theiuS Of"iurwittrwSSE
band has played, the drum has Seen beat
en to pieces again ana again, and as
often repaired. Merry feet have tripped
"the light fantastic toe," inclosed In
heavy walking shoes, however. Mr. Nash
has sung f'The Old Kent Rooad" and kin
dred songs, religious services have been
held, and we have soundly slumbered
every night and voraciously eaten every
On Tuesday night a burlesque Demo
cratic" convention was held, wnich, how
ever, resulted In a difference of opinion
which has caused lasting unpleasantness.
CELEBRATED THE FOURTH.
Yesterday was a real gala day. The
ship was bright with flags, and seldom
has the Fourth of July been so splendidly
celebrated. We had marching, singing,
speaking and dancing, and possibly sSme
quiet beer drinking to the dear land we
have left so far behind. The tense nature
of the political excitement even now Is
shown on shipboard by the fact that it
is not possible to declare a party pref
erence without bringing up angry conten
tions. Among these educated, cosmopoli
tan people sober dlscusson is impossible.
How will it be with the great masses be
fore the fever of the campaign is over.
"Alas! the rarity of Christian charity!"
Is it possible that argument, reason, a
conciliatory spirit, are to give way be
fore brute force? I have heard much of
the doctrine that "might makes right"
since I have come on board this good
This steamer is splendidly officered, ana
from Captain Masin down to the boy
who Bcrub^ the fleck we have received
every attention. The table service has
been excellent. The sea has been singu
larly sm.ijth throughout and the voyage
is a remarkably warm one. There has
been no seasickness to amount to any
thing, and all the trouble that anyone has
experienced has arisen ,from some dis
agreement as to rules of proper ffcinduct,
and this has been serious. There are on
board many good people who have thrown
aside business and social cares and who
wish relief and relaxation; these are sat
isfied with anything; also a body of young
people accoinpanyng the athletes ot Mich
igan university to Paris. To sing, dance,
run, jump and cheer constitute their chief
enjoyment. Finally there is a band of
Christian Endeavorers and seven or eight
ministers; and these good people felt that
the withdrawal from the concerns and
vanities of the land afforded an excellent
opportunity for religious contemplation
DISPLEASED THE CLOTH.
They would under the influences strange
and novel, stars above, winds about, and
waves below them rely as never before
upon Divine Guidance and protection, and
hold communion with the dear Father,
who rules over land and sea. Alas they
have found too much levity, Jest and
jokes and rude song have shocked, sad
dened and finally angered them, and they
have held themselves aloof and feel that
they have not been properly treated, nor
their che;ish. d principles properly respect
ed. They are not to be censured. Kven
those who feel that they exaggerate the
offending of their fellow passengers ex
cuse them because they recognize their
We heartily enjoy the life of the young
THE ST. PAUL GLOuk, Sui>uai, JUJbi 32, 1900.
people; their splendid physique compels
our admiration, and we rejoice with them
in youthful sports and spirits. "They are
all right." But a few evenings since we
saw two young ladies standing at the
piano- together singing one of the most
beautiful of the Christian Endeavor
hymns! Not alone the beauty of their
faces, the truth of their song, nor the
melody of their voices, but all these led
us to realize again, as often before, that
there is nothing that so glorifies the hu
man face as Faith, Love, Hope. That
the longing after a pure and noble life,
a spiritual refinement that knows noth
ing of the alloy of sin; a sublime faith
that beyond the gateway leading from
this life, there are joy, peace, perfection,
make human life not only beautiful, but
complete. So we honor and reverence
these people who, in sincerity and love,
hold fast to their faith.
We shall reach Cherbourg Saturday
evening-, July 7, and Hamburg Monday.
—A. J. Smith.
It Is in the Hands of tlie Formosan
The camphor product of the world is in
the hands of a monopoly, and that mo
nopoly Is the Formosan, or really the
Japanese government. Formosa, which
Japan took over as a result of her war
with China, controls the world's cam
phor supply. The Japanese annual pro
duction has dwindled to 300,000 pounds;
the Chinese yield never exceeded 220,000
pounds, while the Formosan supply, in
creasing yearly, reached 7,000,000 pounds
in 1595, and the yi^ld for the last five
years has ranged over G. 000,000 pounds.
To take full advantage of this favora
ble situation, says James W. Davidson,
our consul at Tamsul, the government
has placed the manufacture under its
control and made the sale of camphor
a monopoly. The government appears
to have two objects in view—first, in
creased revenue, and, second, a more
complete control over the camphor for
ests. That both these objects might have
been attained by the establishment of
some more liberal system than a mo
nopoly is probable; but the government
has given much thought and study in the
last four years to the camphor problem,
and, claiming the Formosa forests as the
property of the crown, the system of ex
clusive control of the sale of camphor
appears to the authorities the most satis
factory solution. The production of
camphor being confined almost exclusive
ly to Japan, no opposition—at least for
many years—ls to be feared. As to the
control of the camphor forests, the need
for some more efficient system of protec
tion for the border residents against the
attacks of the savages and the necessity
of some method of forestry to prevent
the total destruction of the camphor
trees have long been apparent.
To control the savages, a line of 1,500
armed guards will be distributed along
the border for 140 miles and they will
try to afford protection to camphor work
ers in the forest and to the occupants of
the border villages. The government
will lay out beds of young camphor trees
in Tokoham (Taikokan), Lamshun (Nan
sho) and other camphor districts. Young
camphor trees growing in the forest,
which formerly were cut down for fuel
by the camphor workers, and shoots
growing trom camphor stumps will be
protected and their destruction strictly
The manufacture within certain limits
is not to be interfered with, but the
entire production must be sold to the
B.ivcrnraenl at a certain fixed price, the
maximum rate at present for the govern
ment standard crude being $15 to 133
ponds.'The government names the maxi
mum amount to be produced; 5,320,000
pounds will probably be the amount for
this year. This is with the object of
keeping the production within such lim
its as will prevent the markets being
oversupplied, thus supporting the high
prices which the government desires to
To effect this reduction in amount the
direct Interference of the government in
closing stores will, probably not be re
quired, as the price paid to the manufac
turers is so low that many distilling
plants will voluntarily be abandoned by
A vigorous attempt is being madej by
the government to raise the quality of the
Formosan production, which in the past
has been notably dirty and oily, giving
the erorneous idea abroad that it pos
sessed some inherent defect making it 'In
ferior to Japanese camphor in crystalliz
ing power. Standard samples have been
issuod to camphor manufacturers, -with
injunctions that their production must
equal the sample in quality to be consid
ered first grade.
The procedure by which the trade be
tween the manufacturer and the govern
ment will be conducted is this: Upon the
camphor being brought to any of the
various offices it will be inspected by an
examiner, who will declare its grade and
weight and issue to the original holder
a certificate which, on the camphor be
ing placed in the government warehouse,
can be exchanged for a check on the
Taiwan bank covering the value of the
purchase, which the holder can present
to the bank for payment without further
indorsement. This closes the transaction.
If the purchase has been made at one
of the up-country stations, the govern
ment will transport the- camphor at its
own expense to the head ofiice at Tat
hoku. where the so-called "camphor fac
tory" has been erected. Here the
camphor is removed from Its temporary
packing ca«es and redistilled. The pro
duct, now free of foreign matter and oil,
is placed under heavy hydraulic pressure
and formed into blocks welching about
13.33 pounds. The blocks are wrapped In
oiled paper and packed in zinc-lined
oases holding ten, and then are ready
The government in reality nets as a
middleman. It buys the camphor from
the manufacturer and sells it to a special
ly appointed agent, who supplies the
The enforcement of the monopoly dates
from Aug. 5, 1899, but as there were
large stocks of camphor stored in For
mosa owned by private firms, the dis
posal of which was not interfered v.ith
by the government, there was sufficient
camphor to supply the demand for the
rest of last summer and fall. Conse
quently, although the government bought
camphor as offered, no sale was to be
made until this year.
On March 24, IHOO. tenders were called
for from firms—Japanese and foreign—
which were desirous of obtaining the
sole selling agency of Formosa camphor,
and an English agency got the prize.
The prices which will be asked for the
drug abroad have been announced as fol
lows: For "A" grade camphor blocks
in London, Hamburg and New York,
$53.92 for 133 pounds, exclusive of import
duties, if any. For crude camphor-$49.85
will be the price abroad. The government
will receive from the selling agents $42X0
the 133 pounds for the crude and $47.50
for the "A" grade. It has been estimated
roughly that the government expense in
preparing the "A," cr semi-roilned,
camphor, providing for 35 per cent loss in
weight and other expenses in connection
with the monopoly, will average about
$12.50 the 133 pounds, and, though it is
at present somewhat premature to state
figures as to the probable resulting profit,
considering that the monopoly—is of so
recent creation, the figures appearing in
the government budget are doubtless ap
proximate though some slight changes
have been made in the system of mo
nopoly working since the budget was
framed. In the budget the total ex
penses, including cost of camphor, are
given as $17 a picul (VJ3 pounds). This
is taking the probable production for
the year at 39,000 piculs. The income to
the government from th« m^nr in
dustry under the old system averaged
about $200,000 a year.
Affairs in the East
May be looked after promptly when you
go there on the Atlantic Express, the
"North-Western Line's" night train.
Leave Minneapolis 10:40. St. Paul 11:10 p.
m., arrive Chicago at noon, making close
connections east and south, arrivng New
York 2:55, Boston 4:55 p. m., next day
This train is very convenient for theater
and wedding parties, and also for th.se
traveling to Madison, Waukesha and Mil
IS IT ROOStVELTS FINISH?
THE) PRACTICE IN. VOUUE SINCE
VAN TJIHeJv'S TIMB MAY
HIGHEST dITIOE OUT OF EEACH
New York's Governor Will Have to
Break the tongf-Standlitff Prece
dent to; Secure a Presiden
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The most remarkable phase of the
Roosevelt nomina^on is its comprising
the possibility ggj sweeping away es
tablished and unauthorized precedent and
restoring th«-original order of executive
succession. And we will probably see in
his case a conflict of the power of his
tory and that of reason and right. This
is called a free-country, with only that
degree of individual restriction com
mensurate with good government, and
naturally the people prefer to consider
tho chances at all -for promotion equal.
It may be Baid that this intelligent
preference is responsible for the develop
ment of American resources and has
given the United States its international
standing. It has brought hither the for
eign element, a large factor in the speedy
population of fhe country. The presi
dency, of course, is exclusive, but that is
open alike to Americans. And theie is
no reason, no shadow of reason, why a
vice president should be denied accession
to the first office. Yet it is seen very
plainly that he Is precluded by practice.
But that is unjust and may be detri
mental. The first national convention,
after twenty-eight years, restored the
original order of succession, arrd the
question is whether or not Roosevelfs
nomination can break the habitual
method of almost seventy years and
make again operative the purpose of the
first convention. That was to put a man
in the way of promotion by nominating
him for vice president. And this idea
Simon Cameron got from the old way in
augurated with the government.
But the convention of 1X32, which waa
the first one,., had.a still more extensive
purpose, and that was to perpetuate the
POWER OF JACKSON
through the administration of Van Buren
and make as nearly practicable as pos
sible the inauguration of the third term.
Jackson, it will b& observed, died hard.
He went in, with the promise of lour
years, but at"- the taste of authority his'
greed became boundless. There is, to be
sure, nothing in Roosevelt's nomination:
that suggests perpetuation. He is" no
favorite, norjio we,know of any attached
to this admihisira:t'!"n. The rough rider
candidate lap- abdve all things, inde
pendent, and.j should his exaltation ex
ceed that of. the \ ice presidency, It will
be through no ' pftcy persdnal iiistru
mentalities. lie v; among the best of the
nominees for^ second phice, and it re
mains to be Seen if" he is more potential
than they. Excepting. Van Buren,, not
one of them was, madv president Ho,
if history is accepted as conclusive, Ie
must be admitted that there is no ad
vancement for a vice president If his is
the highest honor but one. The way
this matter ha* been treated is singulai.
and unprecedented^ We look in .vain- for
comparisons. The singularity consists in
the precedent heir.g totally at variance
with what wa*; introduced and, intended
as an example Washington /was fol
lowed by A'Sams,' and' Aiiams By Jeffer
son, but .the constitutional •amendm<tnt
of 1804 counteracted thia older absolutely.
And it remained obsolete until the action
of the_second ljatiynal .convention, which
nomfnatr-d Van. liUviin-Urt the pVesiaency.
But the restoration in Van Buren died
with his tenure of office. No man who
came after him, however high his quali
fications, was capable of duplicating his
experience. . We gr^spe.d. the
UTILITY OF NOMINATING
by a general convention, and the custom
has remained, while the Spirit of it has
been permitted to depart. The manner in
which Van Buren was brought forward
was certainly not of a character to rec
ommend itself to an upright and level
judgment, and that, no doubt, has had
its weight in relegating the vice president,
instead of advancing him. And it was one
of the trickiest pieces of business that
Simon Cameron ever Indulged In. But
later on, witfe^new he speed
ily attained aJ+eputation for the most un
questioned metho*ds of management.
Cameron was all right in good company.
Indeed, he is very brilliant specimen of
a good man reclaimed from bad compan
ionship. It isn't so much what he did In
the first convention as the "nawsty way"
he did it. Thisjt was that helped to bring
the vice presidential' succession into dis
repute and blind the people to Its virtues.
Calhoun, an old and' mighty friend, while
under a cloud, w«s slaughtered in the
Interest of Jackson. There seems to
have been a general understanding then
that the candidate .for second place would,
after four yejrrs, be given the first honor,
and this wa&> the way devised to meet
The two things of special prominence to
be considered :in connection with the first
general convention, which assembled at
Baltimore, arc the purpose In view and its
logical and just effect. Animated by the
first example of succession, the origi
nators of the new scheme proposed to
demonstrate the-fallacy of a practice In
augurated by a constitutional amendment
and effectually choose a candidate for
president by first making him what i 3
called a running mate. That was the pur
pose. And the legitimate effect of this
would have been to establish rather than
deny the right of a man to the head of
the ticket whose qualifications In an" as
sociate capacity passed unquestioned.
But precisely the reverse of this, we see
has resulted. The
RUNNING MATE IS OSTRACIZED,
whether the president has o ne term or
two. There is more or Ifcss prejudice
about this, and it is one of the most po
tent of illustrations that people easily
submit to and are overpowered by the
force of custom. They are inclined to
drift frequently contrary to their intelli
gence. The unscrupulous and relentless
way that prevails of dealing with the vice
president has hiteherto made his duty a
somewhat mournful and sacrificial one.
Cameron instituted, or, rather, re-estab
lished an equable precedent, but the
trickery and malice of it seem to have
precluded Its popularity. It was specific
and exclusive In character.
And now c«mcs Roosevelt, the reform
er, the hero, ,the. ny^st conspicuous of the
governors and an ideal candidate for any
olFlce that represents the people. Of such
importance is- the- sovernorship of New
York in the eye, at its occupant and the
general estimation that it has long been
looked upon as a door to the presidency.
Van Buren, S^werdr, Sey?nour, Tilden arid
Cleveland all considered that their stand
ing as executives qualified them for the
chief position of O*: government in that
department. And not one of them waa
able to command a larger following than
is Roosevelt. attend him every
where. By no more than a crook of the
finger he got his governorship. No other
incumbent e\gr jatrained it with less ef
fort, nor did ft ever_ come to any for more
brilliant service. Th» elevation dC Roose
velt is one ofc.theeeiinstantaneous stroke?
of popular impulses that show a quick
and deep Impresfloh. He said at the out
set that he did not want to be vice presi
dent, but he could not gracefully with
stand the .sentiment in his favor. And
this honor foil to hone easier than to htm.
The man has gone straight and high up
since ho resigned hia government posi
tion to iight Spaniards. He yielded to so
licitation with a "••'lishearte'rilng•• rt-aoru
staring him in the face. Vic-e presidents,
: good, great and numerous, had found the
barrier between them and their goal of
aspiration fixed and impassable. All
along the political coast lay emblems of
their wrecked hopes.
These are the facts, and with them In
view Roosevelt received his nomination.
The question, then, that presents itself
is: Did he thus accept the situation or
go deeper and divine the true spirit of
all the history bearing upon this matter?
It is well worth looking into, and is
FREIGHTED WITH ENCOURAGE
to one of Roosevelt's bravery and optim
ism. As already intimated, example has
been so overridden by precedent and
prejudice as to be lost sight of entirely.
Not many recall the presidential conven
tion of 1832, and those who do so remem
ber it only as the beginning of a con
venient custom, that will likely continue
indefinitely. It is now about seventy
years old, and the last two national gath
erings had much of the character of the
first. They again bring to mind the in
tention of it. And it is that which Invites
the consideration of the people, and par
ticularly of tho governor of New York.
It was called to name a president, not
then, but four years hence. Arid it did
so. Now, that is the point, and It was
the whole force of inspiration that we
miss. The outward show, the form, the
organization, is all that is retained. The
central idea has departed. And it has
done so to the detriment of one man
only, the nominee for vice president. All
other featuies of the convention system
are worthy of retention, but this one
seems extremely harsh.
Since the reversal in 1804 of the custom
that prevailed in the succession of Adams
and Jefferson on up to the time of Van
Buren's nomination, George Clinton and
Klbridge Gerry died in the office of vice
president, and several resigned. The ex
ceptions that remained were Daniel D.
Thompkins and John C. Calhoun. The
latter's ambition to grasp the reins of
government is historical, and is quite as
familiar as that of Clay and Webster.
And in one sense he was the
MOST POWERFUL POLITICIAN
in the country. He embodied the issue
and the principle that made his party
dominant. He was a ruler and a prophet.
He controlled through his state and sec
tion the remote and diverse elements,
and he predicted with precision the result.
It was awful, but was identical in nature
with the mad genius of Calhoun. The
presidency was not for him, but whatever
his chances would haVe been with Jack
son out of the calculation it was his
prominence as an aspirant that gave rise
to the first convention. He was big game,
and it required a master stroke to kill
him off. Nothing could well better show
the high estimation of Cameron than tho
fact of Jackson and his crowd turning to
him in this emergency. And the great
statesman of Tennessee had a way of
holding on to others when he felt that he
was entering a hole. His tact and siy
ness seem to have evaded his biographers.
It was not at all to Cameron's credit
that he took up the cudgel against his old
friend, bnt he did so, and by national
convention opened up the way for tho
vice prc-sid'Mi t'g advancement.
In the seven campaigns between 5804
■and 1832 wo sep only two men, TompTdns
and Calhoun, who wore, as incumbents
of the second office, eligible to the first.
That ts a wry short list, and is one of
the many evidences that we are likely to
find-Ti-'iitivr facts scarce whon ion a hunt
for them. Then take the vice presidents
from the dc:ifh of Hobart back to 1836
-and out of the lot of sixteen It would
have been pi sslble to nominate and elect
only two for the presidency.- Those wera
Hannibal Hamlin and Bchuyler Colfax'.
And the extraordinary popularity of Lin
coln and Grant, who were
RENOMJXATED AND RE-E-LEOTED.
prartk-allv puts them beyond the ranse
of consideration. Tyler, Fillmore and
Johnson succeeded in case of deith
oral 4l<ml in office, and th<> rest would
have br-en d* feated through the change
in party government. So, while the fact
stands that since the constitutional
amendment, of I^o4, excepting the actioa
of the firar roiH'ention at Baltimore, the
vice .pr.esWem- h<ns not been toeld eligiblo
to the h"ad of the ticket, it lg found
upon examination, that he h-as had the
merest shadow .of an opportunity had
the sentiment of his party been favorably
to him. This cold and clear fact, buried
ttenaath a great deal of vagueness
•misund-ors-tafldinar, seems to H4- I:
volt's way of its supposed impediments.
After all, if we except faith, there in
nothing like certain knowledge for giving
one a sense of security. And Gov Rooso
velt will find that, whatever obstacle ho
may encounter in a still higher flight
will be attributable far more to prejudice
It is never commendable to boom or be
little any n n <\ yet at the same time a
man is entitled to his chance and all the
encouragement he can get. The nomina
tion of Roosevelt is ono of the most ex
ceptional things in our politics. Not that
it isn't one of the sanest and most ap
propriate; its exception consists in the
fact that circumstances are more favor
able to his further elevation than they
have ever beon to that of any nominee
or elected vice president except Van Bu
ren. This is not generally understood,
and likely does not occur to even the
governor and his friends, yet it is a vory
plain truth. We do not charge anything
for the suggestion, but if Roosovdt
deems it to his Interest to clear away
whatever la prejudicial against a vice
president he will do well to accept it
and give it the widest possible publlca
. tion. It would be altogether in the lino
of education and, in a general way, ad
vantageous. Another favorable factor In
this popular problem is that President
McKinley stands for a second term when
his party is at the height of its renown
and usefulness. Nothing presages dis
aster; and, by a fair computation of
principles and statistics, it will continue
dominant indefinitely. To this condition
both McKinley and Roosevelt have con
tributed, and the knowledge of it would
leave the latter in a formidable position
upon the president's retirement. And
that can not be said of any other man
from R. M. Johnson to A. E. Stevenson.
BEATING PARIS THEATERS.
Flsraro Tells Two Interesting Stories
About How It Is Done.
The recent arrest of a man who tried
to beat his way into Paris theaters by
representing himself as Henry Fouquier,
the dramatic critic of the Figaro, recalls
a good story of the famous caricaturist
He rarely attended the theater, and
had never been in the Folies-Bergere,
though his name had been on its compli
mentary list for years.
One evening he presented himself a.t
the music hall and gave his name.
"Grevin, the artist" asked the ticket
"Yea, of course."
"You can't play that game here, my
friend. We know Grevin too well. Wfly,
he has been here almost every night for
the last five years."
There is still a better story of the com
poser, Boieldleu. who vas on the free
list of the Theatre Francais, but seldom
One evening he appeared at the box
office accompanied by a young lady. Buy-
Ing a ticket for her, he handed it to the
gateman and gave his own name.
"Oh, yes, that's a good joke," said the
ticket-taker. "We don't mind it much.
We are used to it. For tonight, you see.
It won't work, for Mr. Boi«Jdieu has ju«t
gone in and is now sittingTn his usual
seat In the orchestra."
Boieldleu reddened as If with conscious
guilt, stammered a confused apology, and
bought another ticket at the box office.
"But surely you're not going to let them
take you for an imposter?" exclaimed
the young lady. "You ought to unmask
the villain who has stolen your name."
"Why should I disturb the poor devil?"
said Boie'.dieu. Kvidently he is much fona.
er of the theater than I, as he attends so
often and I so seldom."
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AT THE LUNCH COUNTER.
About the Inquisitive Man and Whnt
the Girl Told Him.
"Ice cream and coffee? AH right.
Yours? What? Oh, Ice cream and tea?
Ice or hot? Ice? All right. Yes, your red
raspberries are coming as soon as I can
get to 'em. Great goodness! I haven't
but two hands, and those people are as
slow as molasses back there! Pie—what
kind—apple, strawberry, raspberry, black,
no red—raspberry? All right. Yes, in a
And the little waitress at the lunch
counter whisked by on a fast run for the
back of Ihe long room.
"Two Ice creams, and what's the mat
ter with that red raspberry I ordered
half an hour ago!" he called In a thin
treble as she reached the high counter
where" the servers stand, cooped up, and,
bobbing about like a sparrow on her
toee, poked the tip of her chin to a point
level with the top of the counter.
"They're coming! 1 can't do everything
at once!" was the reply she got.
"Gee! I can't wait all day! Hurry up!
What's the matter with you folks back
here tonight? Been try in' for half an
hour to f^et a red raspberry and can't
get it! Want me to lose my job?"
And she dropped back to her heels and
trotted to the other side of the counter.
There sho seized a plate of some kind
and put U down immediately. Then she
started on a quick trot, in and out be
tween the other waiters, for the coffee
urn. She poured out a cup of coffee, and
then went to the pie counter, where she
fished out a quarter of a black raspber
ry pie. Then she made three grabs,
got a saucer, a glass and a lot of ice to
gether, trotted to the tea urn, and
evolved a glass of Ice tea. She dropped
a slice of lemon on the side of the ea
and then, with the coffee, the pLe and the
tea In her two hands, trotted to her \v til
"Get your lee cream in a minlt," she
said ;: rted back toward the
of the. house, and began calling for her
Ice cream and again for that "red rasp
berry" she had ordered half an hour be
fore. Tins lime she got it. Piling all
three saucers along her forearm, she trot
ted back to her customers, and set them
down. Of courise she got the "red rasp
berry" in the wrong place; and of course
tho man who got it called her attention
to the mistake.
"Can't remember everything!" she said.
Tt wasn't b snap, of course, for she was
a pretty giifl, and she was young and
She switched the Ice cream and the
"red raspberry" to their proper positions,
. "Seem to bo busy tonight?" said an
"Am. WTiat'n you have?" was tho re
ply 'he got.
And she flipped a napkin across in
front Of him, and flipped a bill o;
at him, and got a glass of water with
much rattling of Ice in the process.
"GUnrea a^-a warlle ami coffee," said
And the girl started on a run for tho
back of the house.
"Waffles!" she called, as she got to the
high counter and poked her chin to a
level with the top. "Hurry up, too. I've
lost throe customers tcnight 'cause I
couldn't get what I called for and they
gpt tired of waiting!"
She came back to her section of the
counter, and while he waited for the
waffles the man tried to start a conver
"Hot tonight!" ho said.
"You want coffee?" .-;uid the girl.
"No; tea," said tho man, unblushlngly.
"What other kind you got except hot
"Just cold "
The girl trotted off for the tea. When
she returned the. man gave rhe conver
sation another ?tn.rt
"People like ico cream this kind of
weather, don't they?"
"You want ice cream?"
I And she started for the back of tha
"Xo, no!" cried the man. "I said peo
ple eat a lot of Ice cream this weather,
"Good deal. Whew!"
"Not much. I say 'whew' sometimes
when I'm real cool."
'•Keeps you pretty busy, doesn't it?"
"Yes. Ain't mr.<y girla here this tlmo
of night, you know. Supper hour's over."
'■How many people have you served to
night, do you reckon?"
"Gee! Don't ask me! I didn't count
"Didn't have time?"
'•What's your busiest time?"
"When the moat people come !«■"
"Whnt time Is that?"
"Oh, different time?."
-•Like now, for Instate?"
He was a patient man; and. besides, ne
really wondered if he could make that girl
talk. She looked at him curiously for a
minute. Then she smiled a bit. It was
the first tme .-he had smiled.
"Well, I'll tell you. It's all pretty busy
around here. When there ain'f much do
ing'there ain't many girls to do it. That
makes all of us take a large number of
chairs, and so we keep busy just the
"But when there are not so many peo
ple here they are not in such a hurry,
are they? And you have more time?"
"Always in a hurry In here. Man
comes in and orders coffe"e, he wants It
right away. Orders pie, same thing. Or
ders ice cream, same way."
Then she smiled a bit.
"Only thing ?>low people order is waffles.
They always have plenty of time, it looks
like. We never hurry a waffle order."
"About how many ice cream orders do
you get this kind of weather?"
"Oh, I don't know—'bout one for every
third customer. Some times they take it
just so; but most of the time they take
it 'a la mode'—on top of pie, berries, cake,
or something like that."
"How many orders do you serve In a
"You asked ma that Just now, d!3n't
"Are you a census taker?"
"No; I am just a man with a lot of
curiosity—and waiting for waffles."
"Well, I don't know, really, how many
orders I serve a day. You see, they
come so fast we don't have time to count
'em. But I guess I serve about thirty at
breakfast time, fifty or sixty at dinner
time and about forty at supper time.
Tlow many does that make?"
The man counted up.
"Hundred and twenty or hundred and
"Gee! That's a good many! Rut I
guess I serve that many on an average.
Some days it's more—some less. Just ac- 1
cordln' to how many com- I rush
"Do all the girte do that mv
"Oh," with a toss ol !, "1
guess the good one.-,
"Aren't all of them good on<
"Yes—Just like all the cli store
are good ones. The >
no!" Then, after a moment:
don't fill a dozen orders a ir
spend all their time talkln !ien."
Then she looked and
hurried off to the high coui
"Your waffles are
over her shoulder.
When Phe came bark «V.c man
wanted to know how : - half
a dozen cup.s of coffee tb' curry
ing crowd and not bj m—the
"Oh, that's easy! All you Rave to do Is
to get used to it, a 1 body
"Yes, I know, but what' 3 tho trick?
There must be 1 trl :k, j
"Well, I couldn't tell you If 1 tried, and
I haven't got time to ti
boas at the end of the c n d ha
Is watching me. He la b
"But how do you
**Oh ip for
your waffles, don't
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