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772e Times' Daily Short Story.
I Bin a man of canity. It has been Asserted that I have u certain pompos i'y about me. While I ma u bin h.-ior cf forty -five no ma'u htis ever clmrg-Hl R- wi"' any softness toward the other '.'S. My position was thus when the court-! were closed for the summer season of a certain year mid I retired to my usual resort on the si-nshore. It may not strike you as quite con sistent when I say that a few days aft er my arrival a woman appeared win caught my attention. She was regis tered as '-Mrs.," and it was umb-rvtood that her huhbund would appear later.' She was handsome, well formed, re fined in ail outward respects n lady.; I did not have speech ttith her, but II admitted to myself that hut for my dig- nily and position I tnlyht have at-; , tempted what is legally known as a mild llirtatioti. People wceuied to understand Intui tively that a Judge of special sessions did not caro to hear about trifle, and fio no gossip was poured into my ears. However, I learned later on seven or fifth t rooms were robbed inside of a week. The robberies occurred by day, and pom-rally at meal times, and the plunder was money and Jewelry. In rue eafe the loss a mounted to $rttO, In another to ?S0), in a third to over $1, 000. After the first complaint had been made the landlord set a watch, but In the face of that three more rooms were plundered and a confiding guest who kept several hundred dollars in his trunk instead of the hotel safe found It missing one day after luncheon. Then two detectives were employed, and all the 230 guests felt .themselves under espionage, if not suspicion all but I. How could landlord, detective or any one else suspect the integrity of Judge Coke? The robberies ceased as suddenly ns they had begun, but for reasons known to themselves the detectives decided to search the baggage of certain guests, one of whom was the handsome Mrs. r.Iank. I heard nothing of this at the time, but ns I left my room on the day i of the search I encountered the lady witb a Ptrfall package in her hand and she frankly said to me: hen she rushed back into my memory "Judge Coke, I have not had the I t I'Ound. The landlord and the de honor of an introduction, but I wish to ! tectives were looking for her It had AID UK I V CI tl t i 1 1 i UK. I J V 1 J I'U V J i.T li H. ( beg a favor of you. As ,the clerks are j busy this morning, and as the porter j porter i does not look like a man to be trusted, you would put me under many obliga-' turns by taking this package to the ex-i press office. It is directed to my hus band, as you see. and contains papers that be must have soon. I am sorry td thus impose upon your good nature. but' "Say no more, madam," I interrupted. as I took the package from her; "I shall be only too happy to be of service Steam For e.inlcc. The vessels on which Fivneh con victs are taken from the island lie to New Caledonia have an arrangement enabling the captain in ease of at tempted mutiny to iiii the place where the prisoners are con lined with scald ing steam. GLtNWOOD arises ana n eaters i It cV " 4 .rflwwliw'(W"-,'- i J t AND HAVE THE UNION LABEL. 32 I Reynolds it Smt I may have mnil-rt as 1 hfmd my hat and bowed, but I contend tl.r.t 1 lost none of my dignity, and of course I did not make it an excuse for any extended conversation.' 1 met her on the street, a full block from the hotel, upon my return, but as I handed her over the receipt I merely raided my hat again and f-poke of tut.' weather. The search was made quietly and with the consent of the guests,' but. it proved futile. The next three days passed without excitement, and I took it into my head to order a carriage and be driven out. It has always been my opinion that a jinlne looks well as he rides out in a landau with head erect end firms folded. I was being bowled along the boule vard conecting my resort with one five miles away, with my driver fully conscious of my dignity and impor tance, when a parasol was waved at me from the sidewalk, and I made out a lady at the end of it. More than that, I made out Mrs. Blank, who said to me as my carriage halted at the curb: "Judge Coke, were you going to drive over to Surf City?" "I am on my way there, madam," I replied as my hat came off at the proper angle. "Then then" . "What is it, madam?" "I hare a friend over there who is ill, and there is no train for two hours. I know it is presumption on my part, but"- "N'ot at all, madam. Let me assist you in. I will have you there in three quarters of an hour, and the obligation will be mine." There were no languishing smiles, no googoo eyes on my part. Indeed, I think that most of our conversation during the drive referred to the law di rectly or indirectly. I was a bit sur prised that she should ask to be set down on the public square instead of at her friend's house, but dignity for bade me even to raise my eyebrsivs. She liowed and returned thanks; I raised my hat and murmured. "Don't mention it." and we parted. My position demanded that I should forget lier as soon as possible or until I met her at breakfast next morning, and I had fairly succeeded when I re- turned to the hotel two hours later. -------- - - . .w. j v i , i, .become known that she was an wntnress whose photograph adot ad- ' wnose pnotogrnpu aiiorneu r"0',-1 tlian one rogues" trallery and who had even "done time" for theft It wan she who had cleaned out the rooms anil given me the plunder to express a way, and it was she who had robbed the hotel safe of about ?2.000 at the noon hour as the clerk left for a mo ment. I had driven her over to Surf City that she might take the train and thus elude the detectives. M. QUAJD. ! A Tnle of Two Cltlen. During the nineteenth century Lon don grew from a city of 800,000 people to one of 0.500. 000 that is, increased eightfold. New York increased from Gu.GOO to 3,r-00,(HW nearly sixtyfold. "a ML. ft. 5: -. - - - ft .?-; ; It : .ft B B If f;LD'SjliCllESm:i jjj. D. Rockefeller's Income Ag gregates 575,000,000 Yearly. HI3 HEALTH GSOIEG EAPIL'LT. AopuiucJatinar So I'n Thnt thr In fremc Alone AVill Ht-nch it DilHun Dollars In Ten 1ar Fi iia ncler Own Standard Oil Mook With Mar ket Vnlue of eurlr ."oo.ooo.ooo, IVnleh I'nj-ii lilm IlH I.I. uiIn f Al moKt ?1,0OO,oimi a Week. Tlioso who are fond of computing the manner in which the wealth of rich men expands after the first nucleus has been obtained are estimating that in the course of live year.; at the rate o? increase noted for the past five years J. 1'ierpout Morgan will stand in the list at the bead of which is John I. Kockefeller and in which are to be found the names of the Yauderbilts, Russell Sage, the Lewissohns, the As ters, the Goelets and a few others, says Holland, the New York corre spondent of the Philadelphia 1'ress. If it is a race for a supremacy in the field of individual possessions, neither Mr. Morgan nor any other one will be able to cover that vast ppace between which are the boundaries which sepa rate John I). Rockefeller from every man of enormous wealth. Not even Andrew Carnegie, who appears to be bestowing iiis income in philanthropies rather than his principal, cau reach out his hand and bridge the space that sep arates him from Mr. Kockefeller. All sorts of estimates as to Mr. Rockefel ler's wealth have been made, some placing him first in the list of the world's rich men, others assigning him to a place second to that of the Roths childs or to the South African diamond prince. It is possible now to report, on the authority of one whose relations are almost as Intimate to Mr. Rockefeller as those of any other one except his brother and son. that Mr. Rockefeller Is beyond any doubt the richest indi vidual in the world, at least in the world of civilization and commerce,' and also to report approximately by what figures his wealth is reckoned. This friend in the course of a conver sation of unexpected frankness and without the imposition of any confi dence Paid with emphasis that Mr. Rockefeller's wealth is double that of any other citizen of the United Hates, that his yearly income is fully the ?qual if "the vast wealth William II. Vandorbilt bequeathed to bis two elder sons, that he can put his hand on more cash in a day than Russell Sate can in 9 month and that his wealth is incretis Ins so rapidly that the increase alone within ten years will reach ?l,on0.000.- XKt. This friend reports Mr. Rockefeller as possessing $t.a.00,000 par value of Standard Oil stock or certificates. On 1 4 per cent basis that stock today is n-ortlt nearly S."",00.lKXi,(HM). Mr. Rocke feller's income from that alone has for some years averaged $10,000,0s0, a lit tle less than fl.0ofi.Ou0 a week. His aggregate income for some years has biH'n approximately $7o.00O,(K)0. His nvestments in railroads, mines and in dustrials yield him in the neiphltor hood of ?20,00,000 a year, and while lie is not a large owner of real estate from which rentals are obtained, but chiefly of real estate necessary for rail roads and mines, yet his income from (hose properties must be considerably in excess of $l,Ho,0ofl a year, although this estimate was confessedly .guess work. An interesting side lisht upon Mr. Rockefeller's character was furnished luring the course of this conversation. It was said that as soon as the anti rebnte, the Interstate commerce laws wd the antitrust laws were passed :very officer of the Standard Oil cor poration was instructed neither to ask aor to receive any rebate nor to seek iny- special favors. The corporation is invulnerable to lttack under the Elkins or any other aw excepting that if it should be call ?d upon for such a statement of its rendition as the publicity law recently Kissed by congress puts it in the dis ;retiou of the government to demand, .here might be some difficulty in ob alning a report' that would be satis factory to the government. Certainly 10 statement of the amplitude of detail vhich characterized that recently made wblie by the United States Steel cor wration would be given. This richest citizen of the world, even lis most intimate friends look upon as iphhinxlike or masked. Every other ne great in affairs, even Mr. Morgan, tbides the questions thnt are asked concerning his personality, his intel ect. his methods and his temperament. The western college professor who ikened Mr. Kockefeller to Shakespeare n carrying the human intellect and ichlevement further nlong toward shaos than any other had done since Shakespeare's day may have exagger ited in that comparison, but if he had laid Mr. Rockefeller resembled that rofound Intellect in the mystery which mrrounds his personality, his methods )f thought, in his ability to R emain lumb while one inquires, in his capac ty for self schooling, self scanning and iclf content, the comparison might not lave been farfetched. The very men, themselves of many nillions, who speak admiringly and JTonderingly of wealth approximating fl.000.000.oo0 which has been aecumu ated since 1S00, also say that they do lot understand Mr. Rockefeller, lie Is i mystery, and in the character of Ids utellect and achievements, in the orlg uallty of his conception and operation, cannot be judged by the standards 'Jiat are applied to other men. LIFE BY THE CLOCK. Dolnsr Tljiris on Time Mny lie fur. rlesl to l'aii;;erUK 1 ."-it rcnu-s. An eminent p!.y ::; u t a r- er.t patheriu.' of his i n.fej.tn d'r.-i-tej notice afresh to s.ie (.ii,'y tei!-!"!i u: which mtrt Am rr-:, do thrir v r1-:. V,'e vise on time, J:e rei; a:v...l, i., ti.e nmni!i!t. whether ly an alarm i a. by the call of a servant or by lublt, cat breakfast and rend the f : per on tii e. a clock in every room and a wat-!i fre quently i;i our hand. Wo tii' n, on time. meet o'iice and outride engagement, always preconsiuering the amount of time that will be re.piii'i d ami timing the next engagement accordingly. Of ten w rtibdivide tliis time and note by our watches exactly how long we can discuss a subject. Doubtless punctuality is a virtue. Doubtless also the practice of doitis; things exactly on time bus won for ns as a people a large measure of indus trial success. rut, carried to an ex treme, as it often is, it is wearing to the individual. The people whose nerves break down from .exhaustion Incident to overwork are often not so much the victims of overwork as the habit of compressing every bit of work within prearranged limits of time. Ret any one try the experiment of doing a given piece of work steadily and with application, but without noticing by bis watch or clock how much time he is consuming, and he will be amazed to find how much easier It will go than when he is timing himself and schem ing to bring the prescribed task within a fixed number of minutes. We know a great deal more about sanitary matters titan our fathers and grandfathers knew. We have hunted down microbes. We have concocted serums. Diseases which were once re garded as visitations of Providence we now know to be preventable, and we take suitable meaus of preventing them, All these discoveries and new remedies ought to diminish the death rate and to promote longevity. They have not done so, as a matter of fact Perhaps they might do so if they had a fair chance. The trouble is that along with these devices for lengthening life we are adopting practices which tend to shorten it. One of the most wear ing of these is the habit of bringing all details of our work within exact time limits. Roston Transcript. A CHILD LIFE EXPOSITION. To lie Held Jiext Tall I'nder Royal Anapico In ltula. Through the Itassiau Consul General Lodygensky announcement was made recently of an international exposition to be held next fall in the imperial pal ace of Tauride at St. Petersburg, says the New Y'ork Post The undertaking Is to be called the Child's World and, according to Consul General Loilygen sky, will be under the patronage of her majesty Dowager Empress Mary I'e dorovna. Associated with the organiza tion is Privy Councillor Tiniiriazeff, assistant minister of finance, as well us Commissioner General Billbassoff and his assistant, Zcime. Consul General Lodygensky has ask ed the American Institute of Social Service to assist in the organization of the American committee, which is to co-operate in the undertaking. There will be assembled at the Child's World everything from the various countries concerning the moral, phys ical and intellectual education of child hood and youth. There will be a com plete picture of chikl life from birth to school days nourishment, drtrss in struction, physical and moral educa tion and in fact all the surroundings of the early years of life. The President to riay Cricket. President Roosevelt is about to take up cricket as an antidote for listless ness, says the New Y'ork World. The sport offers peculiar attractions to a man devoting the time and attention he does to sports. For some time back be has studied overhand bowling and guarding of wickets, and the Hunting ton (N. Y.) Manor club, near the presi dent's home, will see his debut on the cricket field. Several of his friends have been instructed by a liritish pro fessional and the first match between picked teams of the home club is being looked forward to by the president and Lis neighbors. President Roosevelt is credited with being a good player for a beginner. HEKE AT HOME. Ilnrre Cltlen t.lmlly Temtif) . It is testimony like the following that has placed "The old Quaker Rem edy" so far above competitors. When people right here at home raise, tlietr voice in praise there is no room left fur doubt. Read the public statement of a Bane citizen : lift. John r.resett, (John P.tx-seU, stone cutter). residence, Pleasant ftr-et. near Portney, pays : "Dunn's Kidney Pills, sold by 12. A. Trown's Urns store, did me more good than all the other remedies for the khineys I ever used. For the results I obtained I most emphatically endorse the pre-par-ation. At different times for three or four years I suffered from acute backiiihe and when that was not pres ent there was n dull aching throujrh my loins and kidneys, sometimes changing to sharp twinses, positively proving: that In some way the action of theso organs was disturbed. When in the acute stage twintres were sure to catcli me if I stooped, and if I at tempted to lift nnythiiiK even lieht I was always rewarded with extra ag gravated aches. In . the morning- I have often been so lamo snd sora across the small of my back that I could hardly,) Ret out of bed, and al though I tried remedy after remedy advertised I received little if any bene fit. A friend was so emphatic about the merits of Dean's Kidney Pills that I took his advice and commenced the treatment. They helped me after a dose or two and when I completed the treatment" of two boxes, the backache ceased, my kidneys were thoroughly cleansed and 1 was In better health than I had been for many a lynq: day." For sale by all druifKists. Price no cents a host. Foster-MUburn Co., Buf alo, X. T., sole agents for the United States. Remember the . name Pom's and take no other. IN BOSTON HARKETS. ! itirtn( iu oa the Leading product That I Are la 1 imin.l. ! Poi-ion, Air;, S There, i.s a fairly EteaJy market for butter, at the. de cline, and buyt rs art- taking hold more freely, especially fur the better trades. Low gru. s are iu light de mand and easy: Northern creamery, round lots, L'lc; western, 10 l-2c; Vermont dairy, ! : '.' ; renovated butter, Jfis.t l.vc; jobbing, 1-2?? le more. Cheese is barely steady In price, with the demand quiet: Round lots, new, 9 34yi0 1-lc; jobbing. ' 1-2 file hi finer. Ktgs are la good d -maud for choice grades, with fail prices being ob tained. There Is, however, much oil stock in the market which sells at easy prices: Western freah, 17((lSe; eastern, 20 22c; nearby, 23 1( 25c; jobbing, l?jll-2c higher. Pcans are steady and unchanged, with the demand light. Prices are unchanged: Carload lots, pea, $2.33 ifj! 2.40; medium, $2.302.40; yellow eyes, $2.S3&2.D0; red kidneys, $3.4533.55; California email white, $2.Ge( 2.(15; foreign pea and medium, $2.2.Vo 2.2'i; jobbing, 10c more. Apples are fitiil in full supply. Some choice 'Hudson river stock Is now com ing forward and sells at good prices. Common stock is quoted at 73clt'$1.23 for hskts and $2Q3 for hbls, with Hudson river apples at $312 3.50. Late berries are still in full supply and are quoted at moderate prices: Blackberries, Ai'12c; blueberries, 13c; raspberries, pints, 7 '3 10c; cur rants, 12Q13C. .The Georgia peaches are about done. A few Delawares have been in the market during the week, but the tmp ply has been limited. The Delawares seli at ?2.25'f( 2.o0 per crt. . Watermelons are easier and sell by the load at J5j25e each, according to size. Cantaloupes Bell at 75c$2.50 for common varieties, with fancy higher. California plums seli at $1.751-2.50 per hx; peaches, $22.23; Bartlett pears, $3.50. Southern Delaware grapes are in the market and sell at $2.25(jj 2.50 per carrier. Potatoes are steady, with, the mar ket fully supplied: Fancy, $2.50 per bbl; low grades, $2'2.23; sweets, $2.50Ci2.75.- New native celery is in the market and sells at $1.73 per doz. bunches. Onions are steady at: Native bbls, $2; bu, 83c; Egyptian, bgs, $2; Ber mudas, $12 per crt; bunch onions, 50c per bs. , Hothouse tomatoes are quoted at 20c per lb; southern, $l!g2 per crt; natives per bx, $3(ri4. Cucumbers sell at 50c$2 per bx for all sizes. Yellow turnips sell at $1.73 per bbl; bunch turnips, 3 l-2c; new beets, 65c per bu; bunco, beets, 1 l-2c; carrots, $1.25 per bu; bunch carrots, 3(tT4c; bunch parsnips, 73c per doz. Cabbages sell at $1.75 per crt. Marrow squashes bring $1.25 per bbl; crooknecks, BOc per doz; white, 50c per doz. The market for lettuce is steady at 40 75c per bx. Radishes sell at 5c per bx; mint, 25c per doz; cress, 35c per doz; leeks, 50c per doz. String beans are quoteu at $12 for green and $1 for wax. Green peas sell at $1.25 per bu for native. Spinach is quoted at 25e per bu for native; parsley, hothouse. 50c per bu; romaiue, 75c per bu; beet greens, 15c per bu; rhuharn, 2c per lb; peppers, $1.50.g2 per bu. Green corn is coming in quite freely, and sells at 85c per bu. Shell beans are quotable at $11.75 per bu; eggplants, $1.50(52 per bu. Pork provisions are steady at re vised prices. The marketing of hogs is falling off moderately, but is still considerably larger than a year ago. The quality is mostly good, though at some points it is only fair. Prices have declined, prominent points aver aging at the close $5.40 per 100 lbs. Lambs and muttons sagged off, but the market is fairly wed cleaned up. Veals are firm: Western fall lambs, 910c; spring lambs, lKtl2 1-2c; yearlings, 8nc; muttons, 89c; veals, 9llc. Poultry is generally quiet, though fowls are comparatively firm and in demand: Western turkeys, frozen, 1819c; iced, 15lCc; western fowls, Iced, ' 14 15c; western frozen chick ens, 1416c; fresh northern fowls, 15lCc; broilers, 1820c; western broilers, 1618c; spring ducks, 17 18c; pigeons, $1.601.75 per doz; squabs, ?2.503 per doz. Hay is weaker owing to light de mand and heavy receipts. Quotations are normally about the same, but top prices are more difficult to obtain. Straw lull but steady; millfeed is un changed: Hay, No. 1, $21'f?22; lower grade, $142o; rye straw, $1S21; It has been a bull market in wheat, and more interest Is being taken in the course of prices by the outside public. There has been a better ex port demand, while other favorable In fluences have remained about as previ ously noted. There has latterly been a disposition among western farmers to sell wheat more freely,' but It will require a much more general move ment on their part to bring receipts up to last year's level. At present the average is about half as large. South and Northwest mills are still absorb ing a good deal o the new crop, for the hard wheat is of splendid mining quality. Meantime, the spring wheat outlook is the subject of much discus sion with a majority inclined to adopt a bullish view of the situation and look for small yields this year in place if the big crop previously anticipated. The Original Mince Pie. The original mince pie was made of mutton and baked in the shape of a monger. t s '1 " 1 1 A ' f.llll jfjs' ii.. r-iJ i.j:ti'u , iatc-rer.t and I V ' I f , 1 fi 8-f'r.or VJ I f-'A I I'', - 3m talcum powders I 1 i -'A .:. " i ud ioti(.o J I -SSSZZJ r ail liSliIN SOHENESS, i ' it,i.; ft,,r; c. Ill-HHftj, VUtJ.Ci'jf OLQIU:ilJ, Udl'UUI lf j Nettle R.ish, Burns, Pimples, Wounds, j After Shaving, Tender Feet, Offensive I Body Odors, end Bed Sores. I A Perfectly Ideal Buby Powder. it At Dreg Stores, 2V. l-nrgr trial pkg. frte. Comfort PowaerCO., Hartford, Ct, FOR JSALEBV Rickrt k Wells, W. H. Gladdin?, L A. Drown. SIRES AND SONS. r.ourke Cockran may become a per manent resident of London. 1'ormer Governor Horace I'oies of Iowa is living in strict retirement. Ira D. Sankey. the blind evangelist, has sold LIS" country bouse at Iiastport, N. X. One of the newly chosen sachems of Tammany Hull is John Jerome Kelly, noli of Croker's predecessor. Mr. Kel ly is a broker. Tluftuas Trahey, a civil war veteran jf St. Louis, has placed u monument viver the grave of the sister of charity who nursed him through an illness dur ing the war. Sir Frederick Treves, the famous English surgeon, who has Just retired, established a record in pi-rforming l.t.HMj consectitivr operations for appen dicitis without c death. i'resldent Loubet will resume bis study of astronomy as soon as he lays down the cares of stale. An observa tory is being built on the grounds of the chateau which the president re cently purchased. Joseph E. Corrtgan, a nephew of the late Archbishop Corrigau, has been, ap pointed a deputy assistant district at torney of New York by Mr. Jerome. He is twenty-fix years old and a grad uate of Columbia college. Benjamin Friiikliu was a Bostonian. Samuel F. B. Morse and F.lins Howe were New Yorkers. The Maxims are Maine men. Gatliug was born in Vir ginia. Thomas A. Edison, the invent or, first saw the light in Ohio. Ex-Governor Boutwell, Silas Dean and Bobert T. Davis, the three surviv ing members of the Massachusetts con vention of 1S5IJ, have just held a reun ion iu Boston in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of that famous event in Massachusetts history. Sir Chenghmg Liang Cheng, the new Chinese minister to the rnitcd States, visited Andover college, his alma ma ter, recently, and in a speech to the students recalled the day he partici pated iu a baseball match, making a three base hit and winning the game. THIRD ANNUAL EXCURSION Retail Clerks' International Protective Association Fort St. Frederic Via the Central Vermont Railway and the magnificent new steamer "VERMONT," Wednesday, August 12 KKOM Barreand Montpelier The trip will be made by special train to Burlington, at which point the ele- . pant and commodious new steamer VERMONT of the Champlaln Trans portation Co. will be taken for a three hours' sail to the historio Fort St. Frederic, near Crown Point, N.Y. A Good Band of Twenty-Two Pieces Will accompany the excursion and render an up-to-date programme of music. Fare for Round Trip, ADULTS $1.25 CHILDREN 65 Cb Special Trains Will Run as Follows: GOING. Leave Barrt at 7.15 A.M. Leave Montpelier at 7.35 A. M. Arrive in Burlington at 8.40 A. H. Arrive at Fort St. Frederic at 12.30 P. K. EETUIINlXtt. Leave Fort St. Frederic at 2.00 P. M. A special train will leave Burlington at 5,40 P. M. for Montpelier and llarre. Tickets will be good going only on the special train August 12, liKUS, E. H. FITZHUGH . . .Vice-Pres. and Gen. Manager. J. E. EENTLEY General Passenger Ajent.