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The Hiawatha Game.
"One dose, will do you," remarked a Falls City, Neb., football player wheo t jld that Oregon was to play the Hiawa tha High School on November 19 at Hia watha, Kas., but being from Missouri, the boys had to be "shown," aod they were. The High School football team left here at. 4 o'clock Friday afle n.oon, arriving at Hiawatha about 10 o'clock that night. Nobody met them. They accidently met a couple of the team on the street, who told them where they were to put up, and that is the la-t they saw of them. They agreed to begic the game at 1 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, bat the time passed, no captain, no manager. Nobody called at the hotel. At 2 o'clock the boys began to get ready to leave, when one of the team came around and said for them to go out on the field and they would be there right away At 3 o'clock the Hiawatha team came out with about half the team they had over here, and the rest, rounders, one being a teacher, another the coach who had played on the K. U. team, and others, when the written agreement was, it wae to be strictly a High School team. Ine Hiawatha .Principal would not vouch for four of them. The Oregon team thought they could beat: them any way, and in order to get their expenses, concluded to play. Hiawatha had the referee, Bosco, who virtually made it itn possiblefor the-boys to score, although Oregon during the first half took the ball down the line, " by line bucks, to within a few feet of Hiawatha's goal, when -time was called. No score. In the second' half -Pollock got away with the ball, and bad it not been for in terferenoe by the crowd, would have made a touch-down. If the team couldn't beat Oregon, the hoodlum ele ment could. Hiawatha, by holding Ore gon ends, for- which they should have been penalized, made two good runs, getting to within four yards of Oregon's goal ae the time was about up, when by a heroic line-buck they shoved the full back with the ball over the line, but be fore he.could call "down,", the Oregon boys shoved him- back two feet and downed him for their third and last down. The referee called out "Oregon's ball," but the Hiawatha captain went over abd gave him his orders, when he decided it wae a "touch down" for Hia watha. Oregon's coach and captain then ordered Oregon off the field. The better element of Hiawatha then raised such a protest that he didn't dare to let his last outrageous decision stand, and tie called it a draw, and declared all bets off. NOTES AFTER THE GAME. Oh, how Oregon wpuld like to play Hiawatha on neutral ground with neu tral men ofBciatiqg. A football authority says if Oregon . had played St. Joseph like they.went af ter Hiawatha, the Ecore would, not have heen a tie. s If the manager didn't show up with expent-es, the hoodlum element gave the boys a farewell pelting with dirt and gravel when they left Hiawatha. Oregon's umpire penalized Hiawatha for one of their playeis, but he came so near getting mobbed he didn't care to repeat the dose. They played to suit themselves- after that. There is one gentleman on the Hiawa tha team the young man that got his leg hurt when the Hiawatha team was here. He called on the boys after the game and apologized for the treatment ifaey received said they were treated like gentlemen here, and he wanted to thank them for getting him a doctor, calliog at his room and the fruit they brought him, and bet of all, t he sympa thy and interest shown, and he wished he had stayed out of the game Inst Sat trday. The Markets. Special to The Sentinel: Kansas City, Mo , Wednesday, Nov. 23. The cattle run slacked up last week after Tuesday, and prices firmed up a little on ail kinds, so that the week closed nearly steady with everything, except undesirable shcrt fed steers. These are 50 to 75 cents lower than two 1 weeks ago. There is a better feeling this week on corn fed steers, and al though the run in three days amounts to 4G 000 had, be-f steers have held about steady, all but a few common cat tle Max ket today is steady. Top for b-ef steers this week is S3 85 yesterday, but niopt steers sell at $4 50 to 5 25. Grass steers have held up steady all the time and sell at $3.50 to 4.75. Cows and heiers have lost 5 to 15 cents this week, but still sell pretty well at 82.50 to 3.75, best veals $5 to 5.75. Stock calves lost a little last week, but other farm cattle remained about steady, and the demand was good enough to clean out the yards by Saturday night. Speculators are a little timid about loading up this week, before the Thursday holiday, but there is a good demand from the country, as buyers realize that there won't be many more weeks, if any, of liberal receipts of range cartle. Prices are about like last week, S3 to 3 75 for feeders, $2.75 to 3.75 for stockers. Hog markets are tending downward all the time, but packers are not having it all their own way. Market Monday and Tuesday opened lower each day, but closed with the loss regained. Prices look to be steady today, top 1.80, bulk 14.45 to 4.70. Pigs are 50 cents lower than last week account of flattening out of Thanksgiving demand, and sell at S3.75 to 4.25. Packers still pay 5 to 15 cents more here for their hogs than at other markets and this is the principal featnre of the hog market now. Sheep markets are extremely satisfac tory to sellers, prices are 15 to 25 cents higher this week. Native lambs sold at S6 yesterday, ewes at S4.50, yearlings at $5.25, all top notches for this fall. More feeders are trying to get in line, causing thin sheep to sell strong, at 83.75 to 4 15 for wethers and yearlings, $4 25 to 4 75 for lambs. J. A. Rickart, Live Stock Correspondent. Merrill Christy, of Chillicotha, Mo., is herein a visit with hisGrandma.Mrs Program of the Christian Endeavor Society of the Christian church for 'Sunday evn ing, November 27. 1904, at 6:30 o'clock. Leader, Lowell Petree. Topic, "How Intemperance Hinders Missions." Rom. 14:1321. Song service, society. Reading of Scripture -lesson, alterna-' tely. Song, society. Roll call. Word, -Sin." "A Hinderance in Rome.' Hazel ns. sHow Are Bottles of Rum Tares?" Mrs T. W. Maunin. "The Dying Boy," Jessie Carroll. 'How Is This Traffic in Strong Drink Like a Roariog Lion?" Martha Petree. "The Havoc Rum Has Wrought in the Pacific Islands," Eila O Fallon. "The Work of the Home Missionary," 8. Chappelear. General remarks. Closing song. Mizpah. Mor- Like Letter List. The following letters remain uncalled for in the postoffice at Oregon, Mo., for the week ending November 25, 1004: T. M. Price. Addeliue Welton. Hannr Brennemim When calliog for any of the above letters or cards, please say "advertised." Tom Curry, P. M. New Point. -Mr. E. K. Christnson is on the sick list, this week. Mr J. A. O'ren, of New Point, is laid up with an injured foot Mr. and Mrs. .Geo, Hornecker have returned from the fnir and report it tine. .nr. ti. a. r i ice nau a nne young horse badly cut up" on the barded wire, this week. B. .1. Hilley and O. P. BotUin are in St Joseph looking over the stouk market this week. Both have quite k number of car loads now reidy for market. At the palatial country residence of O. P Botin. of New Poi nt. occurrfl last.! Monday evening one of. those happy times we all enjoy so much. It was a pleasant surprise" for O. P's 4tith mile stone. Mrs. Boikin, who is known by ail her friends as a delightful hostess. had invited about 40 guests. About 8 O'clock the neighbors and fripnrin onmu in on Mr. B. from several outside doors e .t;D lo ouua nP ana ngtnen spiritu- aucy. oome nave neen converted and J. B. Payne &, Co. have just re ceived a car load of salt. Married, at the residence of the Rev. W. D. Lukens, pastor of the Mound City circuit of the M. P. church, on Sunday, .Nov. 20, 1904, Albert M: G .ire and Cora E Stansberrv. both of the Highland district. No doubt the groom is well Known to many in the eastern part of Holt and western part of Andrew counties, who will wish him ail possible happiness, and the bride is also weil and favorably known in the Highland neighborhood as a young lady I oi worth and merit l'hev will eo to housekeeping in the near future and will then be at home to their many friends. The uereniony was performed by the Rev. Lukers. L. The revival services at the Metho dist church are of unusual power and growing m interest. Miss Gleas-on is a speaker of great clearness and rare power; her sermons are a great help to the Christians, The day meetings are Flora Maple is visiting relatives in M aitiand. See J. B. Payne & Co. for salt. They have just received a car load: Preaching at the Nickell's Grove church by the pastor next Sunday at 11 ; a m. i Our neighb nng towns were well represented at the Chrysanthemum show. visited with Mrs. D. E. Bennett, during the mum show. Misses Eliza Kbert and Laura Funk were visiting in the Culp neigh borhood last Wednesday. George Hogrefe went over to Mary ville Wednesday, to see Judge Ellison about some circuit court matters. Don't forget the social to be held at the home of T. W. Maupin and wife, Saturday evening, Nov. 26, 1904. Bettie Bunker and other relatives. Mrs. Cora Puett, of near Craig, is here visiting her father. Levi Lynch.Mr. Puett and wife are moving to Verdon, Nebr. D. R. Conman and little daughter, of Beloit, Kansas, is here visiting his sister, Mrs. E. M. Norris and other rela tives. Rev. W. A. Haynes will preach at the Christian church next Lord's day, Nov. 27th. The people are cordially in vited to attend. An elegant plate glass window has been put in the store occupied by G.l bert & Co , by the owner of the build ing, T. S. Hinde. A. H. Greene and son Oda.are great ly improving the appearance of the L. I. Moore store' building, by giving it a coat of fresh paint. The Oregon High school team went to Maryville Thanksgiving day, and played foot ball with the High school team of that city. J. L. Whttham, after a three weeks' visit with his son Lin and family, hs returned to his home in the Highland neighborhood. Rev. Manchardt, of Bern, Kas., who assisted in the revival meeting in the Evangelical church, left for his home Wednesday morning He delivered some excellent sermons while here, which were greatly enjoyed by all who heard him. . The revival meeting at the Evan gelical church closed last Tuesday night. The meeting whs a success, a number of conversions resulting therefrom and the church revived and strengthened. Rev. Bower will preach Sunday evening at 7:30. Come. Monday evening, Nov. 28, 1904, the Woman's Union will meet in their club room and present the following program: Washington News, Mrs. Coburn and Aiken. Music and Drama, Mrs. Lulu Seeman, Mis- Stock. World of Relig ious Thought, Mrs. Burgess and M rris. Mrs. Julia Atteberry and little Rus sel, returned last week to their home at Dotham, Mo , after a week's visit with ner aunts, Mrs. Ijuiu urener, Mrs. Su san Johnson, Mrs. Ida Pay ton and her grand aunt, Mrs. Alice Maple and fami ly. Mrs. Pay ton and son, Harry, after a three weeks' yisit. with relatives and friends, also returned to their homes at Rush Center, Kansas, last Monday. Married, in the parlor of the Lawn Hotel, Wdne. day, November 21, 1904, at 11 a. m.. Mr. Grant. H. Caton to Mi68 Martha W. Erwin, both parties from Mound City. They were accompanied by Mr. John Erwin and MisB Zula Caton. Mrs. Flo. Kunkel played the wedding march and Rev. Bower spoke the words which made the twain one. These young people have the good wish es of their friends. May blessings at tend them all through life. - The High school class of 1901 was most charmingly entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sol Zachman on Thursday evening of last week. But two of the class was absent, Mrs. Min nie Saal by reason of illness and James Wills, deceased. Those present of th class were Sol Zachman and Ralph Co burn and Mesdames Robert Ruley Claude King, Geo. Lehmer and Misses AnnaThuma aod Stella Barbour.. Ele gant refrrshnients were served and a happy, joyous time had in talking over the joyous school days. A guessing con test on promiuent men and women o. the day was among the features of t he evening, the prizes going o Mr. Claude King and Mifb Daysie Rostock. Mrs. Minnie Carder, of the same c ass was also in attendance. PROFIT IN CATTLE. RAISING LIVESTOCK GROWING INDUSTRY IN PARAGUAY. THE CZAR AND HIS MONEY Russian Monarch Has an Income That Overtops That of Rockefeller. Demand for Beef Is Constantly In creasing, Even in South America Good Profit Made Under Fa vorable Circumstances. Figures interesting to American cat tlemen and to packers and consumers of meat are given in a statement re cently issued by the department of commerce and labor in Washington. Some extracts follow: "According to Export, a paper pub lished in Berlin and devoted chiefly to the export trade, Paraguay's prin cipal product is cattle. In the awful years 1864 to 1870 Paraguay's 2,000.000 head of cattle fell off to 15,000. Thirty-three years of peace have seen the republic rise to a position beyond that occupied before 1864. To-day there are 3,500,000 head in its fields. A quadrat legua (about 4,63 acres) will support 600 to 800 cattl in some cases even more which gives from 5.7 to 7.4 acres to each animal in Argentina, where land is dearer 1.000 head are assigned to each quad rat legua, but at the expense of both beef and land. If one compares the Paraguayan cattle fields with those of German South Airica, where each head of cattle has 99 acres, which thought by some to be much less than is really needed, an idea is obtained of the difference in favor of the Paraguayan ranchers. To be sure, the southwest African land is sold for less than 12 cents an acre, while the Para guayan pasturage sells for 24 to 30 cents an acre, yet the land necessary to support one animal in southwest Africa costs nearly $10, while it costs less than $2 in Paraguay. "On good land cattle will double in iour years; in exceptional cases the increase will be 35 per cent, annually that Is, the cattle will be more than aoume m three years, although the ranchman is usually satisfied to note the annual gain of 20 to 25 per cent. The quadrat legua (4,633 acres) in Paraguay cost generally from $1,000 to $1,500. Land lying near the Para guay river or near a railroad sells for $2,500 a quadrat legua. Good land near the navigable rivers has doubled in price during the last ten years. "Estimates made by competent per sons nut the nroflts of Paraguayan cattle-raising beyond perad venture. An investment of $6,000 to $10,000 in a ranch will result in a yearly profit of 20 per cent. An investment of $75, 000 in the stocking of a ranch with 8,000 to 10,000 head of cattle will yield 12 to 15 per cent, a year and more. in very favorable .cases, particularly when the manager of the ranch is the actual owner of the land, the possible profit is put as high as" 20 to 25. or even 40 per cent. "One must not imagine that ranch ing in Paraguay Is a new thing. It is not. There are a great many large companies operating in all parts of the republic, some of which have thou sands of cattle. Efforts are being made not only to increase the herds numerically hut to Improve the breeds. The prospects were never so bright as now. The demand for meat, even in South America, Is constantly Increasing. In. 1!00 the value of Ar- I gentian's export of beef products was nearlv $30,000,000. and in 1901 the value was nearly $14,880,000. What is true of Argentina and Paraguay is just a? true of Uruguay and the state of Rio Grande in Brazil. "A glance at the past in Paraguay Is very interesting. At the beginning of the last century land was granted to settlers in many rase for nothing. The only things charged for in a transfer of land? were the cattle and farm fixtures, household and other ef fect?. For example, a farm in Santa Fe. comprising a fraction more than 50 square miles, containing 8.000 cat tle and 15,000 horses, sold for $6,069. The 8,000 cattle were valued at less than 50 cents each, and the 15.000 horses, incredible as it may seeem. were valued at 12 cents each. Of course, the money of that time was worth much more than the money of the present. Nevertheless, we are cer tainly warranted in regarding Para guay's past as full of remarkable op portunity and her future as exceed ingly hopeful." The fact that the czar has just made a little contribution of $100,000,000 from his private purse to the Russian war fund reminds us that Mr. Rockefeller is not the only rich man in the world. There are a few others, says the Phila delphia Saturday Evening Post, and there is hardly a doubt that the Russian monarch overtops the Standard Oil em: peror. not only as the first of autocrats, but as the first of plutocrats. Most royalties are very small potatoes financially compared with any one of several American millionaires. Mr. Rockefeller could put all the sovereigns of Europe, except the czar, on his payroll at their present wages without depriving himself of a single bow of crackers and milk or ever lacking a quarter to drop into the contribution box on Sunday. He could pay the salary of King Edward or of the kaiser for a year out of a month s income, and have somethinc left for carfare. the Russian emperor Is In a dif ferent class. In the imperial budget the allowance for his household is figured at the meager rate of about $8,000,000 a year, but that is merely the beginning of his resources. He owns a great part of Russia as his private property mines, forests and illimitable stretches of arable lands. In European Russia alone the strictly private domains of the imperial family are as large as Indiana. The state owns 20 times as much more. ana tne ezar Is the state. In Siberia the imperial resources are still more opulent. Most of the rich mines of gold, platinum and precious stones are worked for the benefit of the czar and his fam ily. But beyond all this, the emperor is the absolute master of the national treasury and all its varied sources of income. In England the king talks in the speeches of "my army." "my navy" and "my ex chequer," but all this is understood to be a legal fiction. Everything is regu lated by parliament, and the king cannot touch a penny that Is not appropriated to his use. But In Russia the czar can speak of "my ary" and "my navy" in literal fact. He could disband the whole outfit if he chose, and pocket the money saved by the operation. His civil list is simply the amount that he sees fit to . dip out of the treasury. He could double or triple it without askine any body's permission. The whole treasury is his. and all the taxing power of the empire to the limit of the ability of his subjects to pay. Is it not clear that the diffident young Nicholas Is the richest man In the world? ORDEAL IN THE ALPS GIRL SAVES BROTHER FROM FALLING INTO CREVASSE. Holds Him for Thirteen Hours Whi Sister Searches for Help Hero ism of Ancient Greece Equaled in Awful Night. BREAKERS AND CANNIBALS. Critical Situation of lain' Crev Drifting Into the Clutches of Both. At 11 o'clock at night, while the captain and myself were engaged on iec in our usual game, the second t-.ttictr, Mr. McTarland, came up ex- nedly, and said: "Capt. Mather, there ire breakers ahead." The Islands had l;een visible for a dav or so. anil nnw were not far distant on either hand. We went to the bow, and looked and i The heroic records of ancient Greece contain no tale of bravery or endur ance more worthy of remembrance than the act of a modern Grecian maid enMile. Haajilazaro. One Saturday recently M. Hadjilara zo. a member of the Genevan section of the Alpine club, set out with his two sisters from Zinal, Switzerland, to the mountains. Relying upon his expertness as a climber, and great knowledge of that part of the range, he did not take a guide. For live or six hours all went well with the intrepid three. Roped to gether, they successfully scaled the Grand Cornier. The last difficult piece of climbing did not deter them. They felt sure of themselves. The girls were innocent of thought of danger, so com pletely did they rely upon their broth er, who was first on the rope. They looked forward to the descent of the Glacier De Molry. It is not regarded as difficult, but all glaciers have one spice of danger a concealed crevasse. At the height of 13,000 feet, or less, they had some hours of moun taineering before them before they were down again at Zinal. M. Hadjilazaro, anxious for his sis ters safety, and, feeling the heavy re sponsibility upon aim, took extra care, but he lacked -that instinct which guides have. He could not be quite sure. Suddenly he called a halt and bade the girls look out He feared a con cealed crevasse. He bent forward to test the foothold. Scarcely was he on bis hands and knees before the treacherous snow gave way beneath him. His sister next on the rope had but a few seconds to think and act. Her. nerve never left her. Swinging, partly pulled by his fall, over the cre vasse, she braced heraelf with one leg on each side and bore her brother's weight upon her hips. What could be done? M. Hadjilazaro called that he could not climb up. He did not even try, lest his sister's strength should give out as he tugged at her in the effort. Rapidly the sisters made up their minds. The one at the end of the rope untied herself and went off to Zinal alone for heln. Would she get there safely? The brother in danger, the sister support ing him upon her hips as she stood astride the crevasse in an attitude only a woman could have kept for long, did not know. As the minutes one by one made way for the other and lengthened into hours, the noble girl felt as if the ttrain would send her mad. The rope Hit into her hips and the pain was ex cruciating. Her brother tried to ease her by cut ting steps in the side of the crevasse and holding on to them, but he dare not attempt to climb. A slip would mean death for both in the depths. As is-tened, writes Frank J. Mather, in j he looked and called encouraging words Atlantic. The roar of the breakers was i to her the icy cold water fell drop by as audible as that of the surf xn the ' drop upon his forehead, in imitation of south shore of Lcnc Island Thp : the greatest torture known to th snan. ight was clear, and the light of the I ish inquisition. To add to the horror moon and the stars was brilliant. The darkness came down on the mountain. WiHd had almost died awav rh rn- For 12 awful hours thev held nut ai was full spread; the sails hang- , Then, when they felt that human na ns iniy. occasionally flapping. We i lure could withstand the awful strain oon found that a very strong current no longer, a welcome cry rang our. EXPORTS OF BREADSTUFFS Falling Off of Over $7,000,000 Last August as Compared with Same Month Last Year. at once, unannounced. To say O P. was surprised, would be puting it mild. The evening was pleasantly spent in conver sation ami a guessing game contest, in which J. A. Price won highest prize, and 31rs. John Coffin the consolation. Dainty refreshments were served, after which all went home, wishing Mr. Botkin man naere happy birthdays. . Thker Old Rkadkks For the St. Louis Fair. The Burlingt n Route is selling round rip tickets to the St. Louis fair, good for fifteen days, for $11.25. Tickets on 1 I 1 r ii - ie uaiijr, buj guuu irora an points in Holt COHOtfr. others are seeking clearer evidence in their experience. Miss Merntt is a singer of rare power and sweetness. The congregations are increasing nightly. All cordially invited. We were indeed glad to see W. L. Poynter, wife and children in our town, last week kind o' reminded us of old times. He is still at Creighton, but has sold out his iaterest in the bank there and will probably remove to some other point. They had been visiting with Pa and Ma, D. P. Lewis and wife, of Mait- land. Mrs. D. P. Lewis and dinrhtop Fire originated Wednesday morning of this week, so we are informed, on or near the Jake MobLt farm, between Forest City and Mound City, and north east of Napier. From there it spread to the bottom, and got into some of the hay fields. The extreme dryness of the season helped on the fire, but through the heroic efforts of the people, it wat pre vented from spreading, and was con fined in a strip eant of the railroad track. Wednesday evening it -was under con trol, but not until consideniblp hay and other farm property had been destroyed. It was reported that one or two faim houses htid been burned, but the report has not been verified. As far as we can learn, nobody had any stock burned. For some time it was feared that the lire would cross west of the railroad, and should this have happened, the result would have been very serious, as on this side lies the town of Napier, and there is no telling where it would have stopped Go to St. Louis Fair Mrs Bertha Wakeley, of Maitland.came , XZZ JETS!., "?5?5-J?S? ?' down with them, und they attended the for 312 f)0. Good from nil inr in nw Chrysanthemum show. eountv A bulletin of the bureau of statistics recently issued shows that the total ex ports of brwidstuffs in August amounted to o;ily $5,336,421. against $13.025.7l3 in August of last year. Most of the shrink age was in wheat. During the same month only $174,894 worth of wheat was exported from the whole United S;ates. while in August, 1903. the exporfs of wheat amounted to $5,248,586. Wheat shipments from New York, Phlladel phi? and Baltimore were ridiculously mz'tl. as compared with the same month a year ago. There was a falling off in wheat flour f v-.oric -,r 5: "'-'I orrnared with Au gust of last year. Cotton ctports amounted to 1 09.832 hales, valued at $0,136,334. against 31.151 bales. vliedat $1,938,096. in August, 1903. as setting us rapidly toward the breakers, and that the wind wholly ailed to help us counter it. Wp at nee equipped two large boats with I ididuing sails and halyards for two Jiiifs. manned the boats with six oars men each, and lowered them from the c.avits. They instantly took hold of the ship, and the 12 oars were vigor ously pulled. With the utmost exer tion of the oarsmen for hours the ship c.nlv swung round, head on to the cur rent, and the men could barely hold the ship steady. With the aid of the fclass we saw thousands of natives at points on the shores, evidently wait ing for our approach, and expecting disaster. Thev were remits! to h. cannibals, and our chances were dis cussed with considerable interest. The captain, then in reduced flesh, assured the chief oflicer, unusually plump and lieshy, that 'he (the chief officer) would be roasted and carved first, and :hat he (the captain) would be kept awhile at least till they could fatten him. We generously passed down good Jamaica rum to the oarsmen and encouraged every exertion. After sev eral hours of toil and tension, a breeze -r-a blessed breeze a favoring breeze sprang up, filled our sails, and en abled us to claw off, and slowly round the southern islands of the group. 1 Lights- shone over the glacier. Their Bister had brought help. So as not to alarm the rest of the family, she hao descended by the Col de I'Allee. and arrived at ;he village in two hours and a half, at 8:30 ir. the evening. Frantically she sought guides. But things are slow at Zinal. It was hours before she could collect the five men she needed, with lanterns and Alpine life-saving apparatus. Not till seven in the morning and she started for succor at six the night before did the rescue party reach the courageous girl and release her from her trying ordeal. SWELLS DECLINE TO DANCE Smart London Society Women Wor ried Because Interest Is on the Decline. Poor Bussian Peasants. The poverty of the Russian peasants is instanced by recent figures showing that, notwithstanding the long nights, the average use of the cheapest kind of crude petroleum is only four or five quarts per head in a year. Much time for work is thus wasted. Many peasants re- ' main in bed from four in the afternoon till eight in the morning. Once Sheltered Royalty. The Palaise des Souverains in Paris, undp.r whose roof were sheltered some of the royal visitors to Paris in 1900, lias been put up for sale, together with 1.300 acres of land surrounding it. The property, .thich is among the Size of the EscuriaL The magnitude of the Escurial, the great Spanish palace, may be inferred from the fact that It would take four days to go through all the rooms and apartments, the length of the way being reckoned at about 120 miles. The matrons of Belgravia and May fair, on the other side of the Atlantic, are said to be deeply concerned at the de cline of interest in dancing among young ment. It is even rumored that they are driven to the dire necessity of engaging professional dancers, presentable "men from Blankney's." or some other uni versal provider, who will help at a ball and go meekly home with the hired plants in the morning. The war in South Africa, it is declared, undoubtedly led to the decline in the graceful art. for the men were away fighting and the women stayed at home to think and weep. It is not inconceiv able chat with the return of peace men who had been accustomed to an active, stirring life on the "illimitable veldt" were disinclined for the easy dalliance of the ballroom. However, it is predicted by teachers j of this diversion that as soon as the men settle down to their usual social basis they will dance as nimbly and frequent ly as ever. Meantime. .-mart society women are worried. Was a Bluecoat Boy. Mr. John Pound, London's lord mayor elect, is an old "Bluecoat Sehool" boy. He received his nomination to Christ's mot valuable in the French capital. , hospital from Mr. John Humphrey, who !m a reserve price of $l,Uu0&X). f was lord mayor 42 years ago. A Waste of Men. If it is true that 2.000 men were killed in a battle in Uruguay it will always be regarded as a reckless waste of men, says the Chicago Daily News., as that number under ordinary cir cumstances wonld be sufficient for about 100 battles in South America. ,