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It is so unusual to buy any
, high-grade Piano at a bar
gain price, to say. nothing of
- i its being a Chickering, that •
this offer of two new Chick
; erings should be instantly .
grasped, j ;..'..• :-.. .. . -^
Two New ■
Each worth $600
will be sold as follows:
One is a mahogany upright of
rather a light shade. Regular,
size and of simple but dignified
design. Had the /N g% mm par
color been a little ■ *"■ / I
darker the^ price 1 k «c m *^
would be $600. ill H
It may be bought |(lg| g f f
for *|/V ■ V
The other was shipped to us in
the last cold spell in March of
this year and the finish was just
a little roughened. The maker
made an allowance, and some
one will benefit.
Rich dark ma- /f* ■g% f»
hogany and as far W" m "SI
as tone and dura- % /■ J t^k
bility are con- fa / ( H
cerned worth $600 |H^"ili|
now. It may bey ■ W
bought for
We believe it is unnecessary to
. emphasize the importance of the
above to lovers of music and
fine musical instruments. It's an
opportunity that may never be
You may pay $25.00 down and
make monthly payments of $10
if desired.
Farwell ®> Co.
20-22-24 W. FIFTH ST.
Grant P. Wagner, V. Pres. & Treas.
Miss Leishman Becomes Wife of Count
Louis de Gountaut-Biron
PARIS. June 25. —The marriage today
of Miss Lefshman, daughter of the Ameri
can minister to Turkey, to Count Louis de
Gountaut-Biron was a notable event in
American and French social circles. The
civil ceremony took place at Mr. Irish
man's residence in the Avenue chi Bois de
Boulogne. The witnesses for the bride
■were Ambassador Porter and Gen. Wilson
and for the groom his two brothers,
Counts Antoine and Armand.
The sultan of Turkey bestowed on the
bride the- grand cordon of the Nishian-i-
Chefakat order in diamonds, rubies and
emeralds. This is the only order the sul
tan gives to women and ft was bestowed
about two years ago on the bride's moth
er. The sultan gave the groom the sec
ond order of the Medji. The other pres
ents received by the bride included a
signed medallion from the pope, a gold
loving cup from Mrs. Vanderbilt. a dia
mond crown from Mrs. Irishman, a dia
mond collar from Mrs. Leishman and a
gold coffee set from Mrs. Goelet.
The guests included many officials, dip
lomats and members of the French nobil
iiy. The groom's family belongs to the
old French aristocracy. His father is a di
rector of the Jockey club and- a patron
of the principal French sports.
When in doubt as to how your money
should be invested, read "The Globe's
Paying Wants."
Suit Against Chicago Estate In
Which Harry Wellington Wack
Bears a Hand
CHICAGO, June 25.—George C. Miln
and wife, of London, today were de
feated In the first stage of their legal
proceedings against the estate of
Thomas M. Jordan, formerly of the
Chicago Board of Trade. Mr. Jordan
was the father of Mrs. Miln. The es
tate is said to be worth $500,000. At
torney Edward Maher, representing
George C. Miln and Mrs. Louise Jor
dan Miln, formerly of Chicago, now of
London, and heirs to a portion of the
estate, today made a motion to set
aside the guardian ad litem for Airs.
Miln's minor children and appoint an
other guardian for the children. Har
rison Riley is looking after the legal
interests of the Miln children, and Mr.
Maher suggested thai the mother or
some well known woman be -appointed
in his stead, naming Dr. Julia Holmes
Smith as one \*ho would be satisfac
tory to his clients.
Counsel for Mrs. Annie E. Jordan,
the widow, and counsel* for trustees of
the property both objected to this.
Judge Kavanagh sustained their ob
jection and refused to remove the
guardian. The court also ordered Mr.
Maher to answer, plead or demur to
the bill and cross-bill filed last August
by next Saturday.
The suit came as an entire surprise
to the widow of Jordan and to the oth
er heirs. George Crichton Miln, who
brings the suit, was once pastor of
Unity church in Chicago, and later a
Shakespearean actor. Mr. Miln was
the pulpit successor of the Rev. Robert
Collyer. His wife has made a name as
an English novelist. During the last
week the Milns, accompanied from
London by an English barrister, Henry
Wellington Wack, formerly of St. Paul,
have been in Chicago, engaged in an
examination of court records relating
to the management of the estate in
question by Mrs. Annie E. Jordan,
widow of the capitalist.
Based on the investigation, sensa
tional charges are to follow in the
courts, regarding an attempt to de
prive the Milns of the share of the Jor
dan es-tate allotted to the daughter by
the will and collusion and an alleged
conspiracy, discovered by chance, by
the defendants. The plaintiffs charge
that for sixteen years the income from
the Jordan estate has not been right
fully distributed and the sums of
money forwarded from Chicago to the
daughter in London have been insig
nificant compared with those to which
she was rightfully entitled.
Continued From Eleventh Page
Parker would be nominated on the sec
ond ballot.
"The trend of recent events in poli
tics is all in Judge Parker's favor," he
said. "It means clear sailing for him.
Those who are complaining of Judge
Parker's silence will have nothing to
complain of after he Is nominated.
Those who know him understand that
he is sound on all essentials of Democ
It is known that in saying Judge
Parker will be nominated on the sec
ond ballot Mr. Danforth is reflecting
the views of David B. Hill, William P.
Sheehan, August Belmont and other
well informed leaders interested in
Judge Parker's canvass. They feel
confident that Judge Parker will have
about 620 votes on the second ballot,
enough to give him the nomination.
The anti-Parker men freely admited
today that Judge Parker had a ma
jority of the convention. They denied,
however, that a majority of the con
vention would favor a safe, conserva
tive platform.
When in doubt as to how your money
should be Invested, read "The Globe's
Paying Wants."
King Edward and Emperor Wil
liam Meet at Kiel and
Declaim Oilify
KIEL. June 25.—The royal yacht Vic
toria and Albert, with King Edward on
board, entered the Holtenau lock, at
the mouth of the Baltic canal, this aft
ernoon amidst salutes from the Ger
man warships. Emperor William, who
was accompanied by Prince Henry of
Prussia, the Crown Prince Frederick
William and a brilliant suite, awaited
his uncle here. The meeting between
the two sovereigns was most hearty.
A guard of honor from the First ma
rine artillery and a bodyguard from
the First regiment of the guards were
present, the latter in their historic
metal caps. In their ranks stood three
of the emperor's sons, Eitel Friederich,
his second son; Oscar, his fifth, and
little Joachim.
All Dress Ship
The king landed, witnessed a march
of the guards and returned to his yacht,
which afterward entered Kiel harbor.
All the warships, yachts and other ves
sels in the harbor dressed ship, and the
shore batteries and warships fired royal
salutes. After the Victoria and Albert
had moored at Kiel, the two monarchs
boarded the imperial yacht Hohenzol
lern, where King Edward was received
by the empress and had presented to
him the royal entourage. Late this
afternoon King Edward landed to pay
a visit to Prince Henry at the castle,
where his majesty took tea.
There fras a gala dinner at 8 o'clock
tonight on the Hohenzollern, which
was attended by King Edward and the
members of the royal family, a large
company of high dignitaries of state
and military and naval officers. The
banquet on the Hohenzollern was held
o n the upper deck. Emperor William
in proposing a toast to King Edward
Kaiser Presents Compliments
'It is a great satisfaction to me to
welcome your royal and imperial maj
esty for the first time on board a Ger
man warship. Your majesty was greet
edl by the thunder of the guns of the
German fleet, which is glad to see its
honorary admiral. It is the youngest
creation among the fleets in the world
and an expression of the reviving sea
activity of the German empire, regen
erated by the great emperor of undy
ing memory. It is intended for the pro
tection of trade and territory, and it
also serves, like the German army, for
the maintenance of peace, which the
German empire has kept over thirty
years and which Europe has preserved
with it. It is known to everyone by
your majesty's words and influence
that your majesty's whole endeavors
are directed to this very end —the
preservation of peace—as I, too, am
ever devoted to the wish that all might
attain this end. May God lend suc
cess to our efforts.
"In unfading remembrance of the
memorable hours spent together at Os
borne at the deathbed of the great
monarch of the world empire, now
ruled by your majesty, I empty my
glass to the health of your majesty—l
drink the health of his majesty, the
king.of Great Britain and Ireland and
emperor of India."
Edward Follrfws Same Line
King Edward in his reply said:
"Your majesty's appreciative refer
ence to my unremitting endeavors for
the maintenance of peace deeply touch
me, and I am happy in the certainty
that your majesty has the same object
la view. May our two flags float side
by side to the remotest ages, even as
today, for the maintenance of peace
and the welfare not only of our own
countries, but also of all other na
A salute from the warships accompa
nied the emperor's toast. When the
king left the Hohenzollern, shortly aft
er 10 o'clock, a signal rocket was fired,
and all the warships burst into a blaze
of light. Many small craft were il
luminated and some displaying "God
Save the King!" in electric lights trav
ersed the harbor, where launches from
the warships performed a series of ev
Crowds on shore watched the bril
liant spectacle despite an uncomforta
ble rain.
French Inquiry Explodes Sensation Re
garding Grand Chartreuse
PARIS. June 25.—Political circles were
convulsed throughout the week over the
parliamentary investigation into the
charges that the Grand Chartreuse mil
lions were used in an attempt to corrupt
leading personages. The affair threaten
ed to cause a greater upheaval than the
Dreyfus, Panama or Humbert affair. Paris
stood aghast upon hearing the names of
chief officers of the government connect
ed with the transaction. It was general
ly beiieved the time of the tombes min
istry had finally come, and it was asserted
that its downfall would involve the im
plication of many persons in the highest
walks of life.
The sensation has been exploded. There
is no further thought that Premier
Combes would be seriously weakened.
The investigation brought out a mass of
conflicting testimony which seems to dis
close that both the monks and the officials
were the victims of unscrupulous go-be
tweens who sought to induce the former
to give and the latter to receive bribes
in order to bring about a revocation of
the order expelling the Carthusians from
France. M. Lagrave, the French com
missioner to the St. Louis exposition, was
one of the central figv.res at the inquiry.
His friends are satisfied with his integ
rity, the testimony indicating that he
was merely one of the unfortunate vic
tims of the approach of the go-betweena.
New York Man Shoots His Consort and
Kills Himself
NEW YORK, June 25.—John M. Bell,
an agent for a tyepwriter company, to
night shot and killed a woman variously
known as his housekeeper and wife, In an
apartment which they had occupied In
West Eighteenth street, and then killed
The police have been able only to theor
ize as to the cause Qf the double shoot
ing, as the testimony of other tenants in
the house gives no indication of ill feel
ing between the couple. The police say
that Bell had a wife and three children
living In Topeka. Kan. The woman he
killed is said to be a Mrs. Henry, whose
husband lives in New York.
When In doubt as to how your money
should be invested, read "The Globe's
Paying Wants."
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Every article in our Drapery Department at a discount of at least 20 per cent, and a crreat many close-outs at 50
per cent. Lace Curtains in every style made, all go at discounts. Buy now and save money.
;, ROPE PORTIERES . AH regular $6.50 for $4.78 Ail $20.00 Portieres at $13.33 WIT DPimUAI CTVn "
■ s ; All regular ..... $9.75 for $7.75 All "Sls 00 Portieres at SIOOO ™** VJLXJrnSJI^ JTER
At prices never before offered. Portieres for doors —95 styles at V , "J! or * eres at *!?•?? .* .
All regular ....... $1.50 for 980 33 1.3 D er cent Hi«. n iint All $12.00 Portieres at $8.00 your old furniture and all ma-
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All regular .r $3.00 for $2.19 This means that you can buy all All $7.50 Portieres at *. $5.00 count during this sale We will be
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WSTOHBIPfSS^^^M only $29.10. We have these from the •- SSL IVo S, r^ ar I 1 now ,' W2 .75 .
P^^^Bi^PlJ small sin,e Bed and Spring for $13.75. t^^|l J£ gj w^| gSSS] rlfSl^ gtfS; S?! | j jj jj !! !gS
if ffgffiiin^** % Bed and Spring for $17.50 and Twin All other styles at prices ranging from $5.75 for the small single door to
& Beds and Springs for $30.50. tne large double door, suitable for hotel use, at $22.50. *■*
Continued From Eleventh Page.
up and the Japanese forward movement was arrested. On
this road the Cossacks lost seven men killed and three of
ficers and eleven men wounded. The position of Gen. Ku
roki's men on the Siu-yan and Kaichou road is unchanged.
Gen. Oku's army continues to advance from Senuchen,
traveling six miles a day and marching in order of battle, evi
dently expecting momentarily an attack from the Russians.
Oku was about ten miles from Kaichou yesterday.
The city is full of rumors that heavy fighting is in progress
at Tatchekiao. These rumors are said to emanate from the
palace of Peterhof, but no confirmation is obtainable.
Anent the naval battle off Port Arthur on June 23, the only
sister ship of the Peresviet at Port Arthur is the Pobieda; of
the Diana the Pallada, and of the Sevastopol, the Poltava.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 25.—The
general, staff has received the follow
ing dispatch from Gor:. oakharoff, un
der date of June 25:
Since the morning of June 23 the enemy
has continued to advance toward Kaichou.
Three detachments of cavalry, each con
sisting of four or five squadrons, led and
were followed by dense lines of infantry,
behind which are marching columns of the
line. The Japanese columns towards
evening extended along the Kho valley,
about nine miles south of Senuchen with
the cavalry parted in the rear. The in
fantry, with machine guns. Held the vil
lage of Motsiatung on the right flank.
There was firing all day long. We lost
one man wounded.
The frontier guards under sub-Lieut.
Demeyer ambuscaded and fired on a
squadron of Japanese cavalry which lost
considerably, ten of their horses being
There had been no further advance of
the enemy towards Kaichou up to 1
o'clock yesterday afternoon since June 21,
when a movement of the Japanese was
observed from Khanza on the southern
Siuen road towards Kaichou along the
mountainous route from Khanza leading
northward to Siakhotung.
The Japanese on June 22 occupied the
village of Sian Diao, but toward evening
evacuated the place under pressure by a
detachment of our vanguard.
The enemy concentrated three battal
ions with six guns and four squadrons of
Latter Will Assert Authority In
Morocco as Result of Per
dicaris Episode
PARIS. June 25.—The American offi
cials here are hopeful that the Wash
ington g-overnment will take steps to rec
ognize the good offices of France which
led up to the release of Perdicaris and
Varley. Official dispatches from Tangier
show that the diplomatic plans which
Foreign Minister Delcasse set in motion
were responsible for the final liberation of
the prisoners. Moreover, France practical
ly furnished the money from which the
ransom was paid, as the recent French
loan of $12,500,000 gave the sultan the
means to meet Raisulis demand for $70,
--000 ransom. M. Delcasse's energy
throughout has been due to his earnest
desire to acquiesce in the American re
quest that France exercise her good of
The Raisuli incident is going to have
an important effect in the adoption of a
firm French policy toward Morocco. Def
inite steps have already been taken to
inaugurate French authority.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 25.—The
state department does not contemplate
any reclamations upon the Moorish gov
ernment on account of the Perdicaris in
cident. In its view that government has
suffered severely both from a financial
point of view and in national humiliation
through its compliance with the demand
of Secretary Hay that the captives be
released, and as it appears that Perdicaris
did not suffer undue hardship, that he
was treated with kindness by Raisuli and
that he has no ill feeling toward that, to
him. agreeable bandit, no sufficient reason
exists why any further demands should be
made upon the sultan of Morocco either
for indemnity or the punishment of the
Figures on Magnitude of Slocum Disaster
Are Revised
NEW YORK, June 25.—That upwards
of 1.000 persona perished in the burning
of the excursion steamer Gen. Slocum is
now practically certain. According to an
exhaustive report made by Police Inspec
tor Schmittbcrger on the number ufcdead.
missing, injured and uninjured in the
disaster It appears that D3S bodies have
been recovered and that 93 persons ab-
cavalry at Matsiavaitz, and at dawn of
June '2'S a detachment consisting of a
battalion of infantry, two guns and two
squadrons of cavalry suddenly attacked
a company of our vanguards bivouacing at
Sian Diao. and forced the company to re
tire. The Japanese occupied Black moun
tain, north of Sian Diao, and also the pass
east of Sian Diao on the Sia Kitung road.
"The Russians concentrated on the
heights near Siakhotung. Four com
panies with three mountain guns were
ordered to move from Siakhotung over
the pass to Sian Diao. The Japanese
were dislodged from their position by our
artillery, and our detachments, reinforced,
proceeded at 11 o'clock in the morning to
attack the whole of the enemy's front. '
The enemy fell back in utter disorder
and Sian Diao was reoccupied at 1 o'clock
in the afternoon. Our artillery fire forced
back the Japanese. who retired pre
cipitately beyond Erltaka. Our losses
were 7 soldiers killed. 3 officers and 14
soldiers wounded and 1 man missing.
"Some Cossacks on June 23 prepared an
ambuscade at Lintsiakhe, about four
miles from Selyuchang. A Japanese de
tachment fell into the ambuscade and lost
fifteen killed amd wounded. Sub-Lieut.
Polishoff. of the Russian force, was
wounded. At 11 o'clock in the morning
of June 22 a Russian detachment recon
noitring three miles to the eastward of
Aiyangmen, exchanged shots with the
enemy's vanguard. At about noon the
Russians advanced and attacked the Jap
anese on the right flank, dislodging them
from several advanced fortified positions.
solutely known to be aboard the vessel
are still unaccounted for, bringing the
total mortality of the disaster up to 1.031.
Those injured numbered 179, and of the
1,500 persons who embarked on the ex
cursion of St. Mark's church only 236 es
caped without injury.
A thorough examination of the hull of
the Slocum by Coroners Gorman and
Berry and Inspector Albertson resulted in
the discovery in the locker in which the
fire started of barrels which had con
tained kerosene and lubricating oil. The
coroner's inquest will be continued on
Tuesday and on Thursday the hearing by
a federal grand jury will be opened.
In the death today at Watchung, N. J.,
of Rev. Richard Frederick Moldenke, one
of the best known Lutheran clergymen,
another name vras added to the list of
victims of the disaster. Dr. Moldenke
was pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran
church in New York city. Grief for twen
ty members of his flock who went on the
excursion and never returned, and his
compassion for the bereft families of St
Mark"s church so affected him that he be
came ill. For years he had suffered
from heart disease and last Sunday he
broke down while holding a memorial
service for the Slocum dead. He was
taken to his country home, where death
Dr. Moldenke was president general of
the council of the Lutheran church of
America from 1895 to 1599. He was born
in Prussia Aug. 10, 1836. He was edu
cated in the Universtity of Rostock, Ger
many, and at Muhlenberg college, Pa.
Dr. Moldenke came to this country as a
traveling missionary in 1861 and was sent
to Wisconsin.
Continued From Eleventh Page
or the hospital authorities where he
had been when he stabbed himself.
From the appearance of the wounds
the physicians judged, however, that
he had inflicted them at least an hour
before he appeared at the station.
At Koetz's home last night Mrs.
Koetz said that he had been away from
home since Monday, when he left say
ing he intended to go into the country
to get work. He did not return home
again, but his daughter had seen him
on the street Friday. Mrs. Koetz de
clared that there had been no trouble
in the family and said that she thought
he had been despondent on account of
not being able to secure work. Koetz
has resided in St. Paul many years,
and has a grown son and daughter,
both married, and a daughter fourteen
years old.
DEPOSITS $2,000,000.
?«kN^ £,, N<? yes ' Prest: Yf- B- Dean John D. Ludden V Prest.
John D. O'Brien Gustav Willius Kenneth Clark Prest.
Thomas Fitzpatrick Harris Richardson WiM?am Constans
Ferdinand willlu. Ju.e M. Hannaford CharfeT G °Lawrlnce, Treasurer
Deposits made before July 4 draw six months' interest January 1 next. '
New York Woman Has Curious
Adventure With an Oriental
at the World's Fair
ST. LOUIS. Mo., June 25.—A New York
woman on the eve of departure from
the exposition city yesterday rounded
up the Chinese pavilion in the world's
fair grounds at 5:30 p. m. only to find
it closed. A solitary Oriental stood be
fore the door. To her inquiries he replied
in much mixed English that the hour of
closing was 5.
•To-mollow," was his smiling invita
"But I am going away," with a vigor
ous shake of the head.
"Far away?" the Chinaman asked.
"New York," she replied briefly, and
a look of intelligent interest came over
his face.
"You wait. They go. I unlock," was his
laborious injunction.
"They" referred to some Shaker ladies
who were reluctantly moving off after
his refusal to admit them. When they
had finally disappeared, not without many
backward glances of suspicion, the China
man whipped out a key, opened the door,
gently pushed in his guest, followed, and
locked the door after him.
An Unpleasant Situation
For a moment the New York woman's
heart stopped beating. It was clouds
outside and the evening shadows were
creeping on apace. The narrow building
where they stood was in a court sur
rounded on every side by splendid pa
godas. It was as remote from the life
without as though in another state.
She turned to look at her guide, but his
face was as smilingly expressionless as
before. His clothes were of black, and
over his black silk skull cap was pulled
a light-colored felt hat. She could make
nothing; of his station. He must be a
servant, and her fears increased.
He threw open door after door in the
curious interiors, each time moving back
and waving her in first. As she stepped
across the thresholds into the ha If-dark
rooms she could hear her own footfalls.
But the Chinaman's, in his "marshmal
low" shoes, were indistinguishable. And
when she turned in nervous terror a
smiling yellow face at her shoulder al
most betrayed her into a scream.
With all the courage she could muster
the New York woman examined the cu
rios and praised the wonderful embroid
eries—the many editions of the Chinese
dragon. When the tour was complete and
she found herself once more in the world
outside the locked door—safe—her relief
was overpowering. She fumbled in her
purse and drew out a quarter. The Ori
ental, so smiling an instant before, drew
himself up.
"That no go.' he said with a dignity
that was unmistakable. She was quick
to see she had insulted him. Her China
man was a gentleman.
"But you will take it from me to re
member me by!"—she begged.
The personal appeal he could not with
stand. "For you. yes," he said, again re
laxing into smiles. "And,'' putting his
hand into his pocket, he drew up a Chi
nese coin, "and you take this for me."
Morse Is Supreme Councillor
COLUMBUS, Ohio. June 25.—The su
preme council. United Commercial Trav
elers, convention concluded tonight and
agreed to meet in Columbus on the third
Tuesday in June, 1905. The following of
ficers were elected: Supreme councillor.
Samuel S. Morse, St. Louis; vice supreme
councillor. James Miles. Hastings. Neb.;
supreme past councillor. W. R. Day, Kan
sas City; supreme secretary, C. C." Daniel.
Columbus, Ohio; supreme treasurer, R. N.
Hull, Columbus. Ohio: supreme conductor,
M. W. Peebles, New York city.
m Sale Ten Million Boxes a Year.
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Its Principal Customs Are of
the Kind That Lead to
JACKSOX. Mich.. June 25.—1n this state
is a community where most of the men
attend religious services, where intoxi
cating liquors are unknown, where indus
try is rewarded and idleness punished
where the working hours are short and
late hours tabooed, where absolute elam
liness prevails and where ninety per
cent of the total population have bank
accounts, but. strange to say. every mau
of the community is so anxious to get
away that it is necessary to employ men
with guns to keep them from leaving.
This community is in the Michigan state
Under the humane rules a prisoner
if so inclined, can almost provide for the
wife, babies or mother waiting outside for
his release. Or, if he has no family ties
he may earn, by honorable labor."smalt
things which make prison life more bear
able and have a sum of money of his
own with which to smooth the rough
places he is sure to meet down the road
or life after the prison doors open for
Pay 50c a Day
The contractors hire their men from the
state, paying somewhat less than 50 cents
a day for their labor. Then a "task " is
set which the men must perform each
day—so many article.-: whose making con
forms to a certain standard. This task
is not heavy.
Many of them work hard and. having
finished the regulation task at noon, begin
then "on overtime." which means money
added to their individual bank accounts.
Breakfasts and suppers are served in
the cells, and these are very much on
the "plain but substantial" order, un
less the prisoner draws upon his bank
account. Then he may have fruit or other
luxuries. And to solace the weary hours
he may have tobacco or cigars. This last
liberty caused considerable commotion
throughout the state when it was granted
but. as a matter of fact, while smoking
was previously prohibited, according'to
rule, infractions were winked at
Prisoner May Smoke In Cell
Now the prisoner may have smokir.gr
tobacco, or even a box of cigars, in his
cell. He may not. under any circum
stances, "light vi)' in the shop" or in the
yard, but he can enjoy whatever solace
tobacco bring* in his cell. To the men
who rind their way to prison tobacco is
far from being a vice, and liberty in this
repaid has had a beneficial effect/ the of
ficials believe.
On the 15th of each month the men may
send money outside.
How much money is earned by individu
al prisoners by overtime? Last month
one man received $:!«. and extra compen
sation of $8 to $10 per month is the rule.
Perhaps more than this latter sum is the
Money from other sources is passed to
the prisoners" account, however. The
last published report showed that during
the preceding two years $3,989 had been
received from pension agents: $1,490 from
the sale of trinkets, made by prisoners in
their cells and offered for sale to visit
ors: friends and others had sent $4 Stii
During the two yours from June. 19Q0,
to June. 1902. a total of $21,465 had boon
paid by contractors to convicts and a total
of $39,179 paid out on order from con
Over the Telephone
She—You'rt better not come up tonight.
He—Why not?
She—l'm in such a bad humor I'm
afraid we'll quarrel.
He—Oh. that's all right. I'll bring a
bis box of candy.
She— How thoughtful you are. I feel
better already.—lndianapolis Journal.

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