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Details of the Fall Maneuvers
at Fort Riley.
California University's Great
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Sailor s Yarn
The storm was over, the sun went
Eown in a flame of gold and crimson,
and as soon as the crow hud boon
lro;ptd up after a long fast and every
moment libh'Jng to eav ttw ship we
fet about repairing what damages we
touid before night ciuim ou and mak
ing things taut. Then, halving the
watches that all might get some sleep
within the first four hours, six of us
kept awake while the other sis slept.
We were ten before the mast, besides
the captain and a mate.
I on watch, sat ou a water cask, for
I was too tired to stand and after
fighting sleep as I had not fought the
wind and waves had just lost myself,
when I was aroused by the most un
earthly shriek that ever had sounded
In that Rood old ship. It uot only
awakened me, but the rest of the
watch, the holmsmau included, and
those below came tumbling up from
th'.? forecastle, while the captain's head
stood out wonderingly alove the coni
panionway. "Who's hurt?" he cried.
"No one on deck," replied the mate.
"'How is it with you from belowi"
"We're all right." There were five of
them. On dix'k were the other five sail
or; besides the captain and the mate.
As soon as it was known that nil were
present a ftar fell on the men, the
mate, ou nil except the captain. At
any rate if he was frightened be didn't
show it, though the affair nettled him.
"What are you standing there for like
a flock o' rThcep?' he roared. "Come,
you," to me, "and yon," to the m:ite.
"We three should be enough for some
gibbering ape that must have 'come
alKiard nt the last port am! is making
havoc below with the eatable cargo."
Down the compauionway and down
into the hold we went, the captain
lighting the way with a lantern. We
searched the hold from stem to stern,
but nothing dhl we find, though if any
one had ciioscn to hide he could have
done It and we been no wiser, for the
boxes and barrels had been well shak
en by the storm and needed a lot of
fixing, and at last the captain, more
disgruntled than before, hnl us up to
tiio deck. We were met by nine in
quiring faces, but had nothing to re
port, and the captain, snarling some
thing like "superstitious curs," instead
of giving any information went to his
Twice during the night the yell was
repeated from the hold, but whether
the captain preferred to put off any
further search till day or was himself
converted to the belief that the ship
was haunted he did not again appear.
Tor my part, 1 have uo fear of ghosts,
but in its stead I was born with a deal
of curiosity. Once when I was sleep
" lng below and the tiling shrieked I
Kbde out ofmy bunkand, taking a
Brlt'th Scientist Says Great "Fnas
ball" t an lie Eaten With Kellsh.
Despite the saying about there being
nothing new under the sun. Dr. M. C.
Cooke of London, who has been lec
turing before the Royal Horticultural
society, has discovered that "an en
tirely new sensation can be obtained
by eating the great fussball, which Is a
species of edible fungus quite unlike
the mushroom," says the New York
Df. Cooke quoted high authority for
the statement that it had a delicacy of
flavor superior to any omelet. The
fussball, however, wasn't to be care
lessly tackled, for a clergyman In the
audience said that, while being cooked,
it gave forth very pronounced funics,
so much so that on one occasion three
of his servants were asphyxiated by I
NoTelty In Lilies.
The "Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt" Is
the name of a new lily which has been
hybridized by Joseph Tailby of Welles
ley, Mass., and received a silver medal
from the Massachusetts Horticultural
society as being the finest novelty in
the way of decorative plants ever hy
bridized In the United States, says the
New York Tribune. The new lily is
about two feet high and resembles a
subtropical plant, having large, dark
green, silvery spotted leaves and tall
primrose yellow spathes. It is strong
and hardy, lives out of doors and is
able to reproduce itself from seed.
On the 24th of February, 1S03, the
first sidewalks, as we know them, were
built in Paris, the first city in the
world that had them.
light, went down to make another try
to find the cause. I was groping along,
climbing over boxes and barrels, when
I received a shock that drew a shriek
rivaling those we had heard, for sud
denly my light revealed a face so wild,
an eye so brilliant witli despair, that
for a moment I did not doubt I had
conic upon a lost: soul risen From the
place of, departed spirits.
A man was sitting on a barrel, his
legs crossed under him, looking at me
with no more surprise than if I had
been there always. For a moment I
was not sure that he was a man, for
bis expression was neither that of the
living nor of the dead. Never before had
I realized the force o', the expression
of "marrow freezing in one's bones."
But reason soon comes back into play,
and in a few moments I knew I was
confronted. by a maniac. How or when
or why he had come to be there I left
for another time. What filled my mind
then was how to get him out.
"Come with me," I said softly, yet
with firmness. And, advancing, I took
bold of his clammy hand. To jhy sur
priserhe suffered me to lead him like a
little child, and, making our way
through and over the cargo, I led him
on deck.
The dawn had meanwhile come, and
a faint light gave a better sight of him.
lie; had on the shreds of a sailor's cos
tume, but nothing on his head or foot.
I called the mate, who came staring,
and 1 gave him a brief account of how
I had found our new shipmate. We
questioned him, but got no reply. While
we were trying to get something out of
him the captain came on deck.
A sailor standing on the bowsprit
called out that there was a raft lashed
to the chains. That revealed the whole
matter. The man had been wrecked.
had takeu to the rr.ft, struck our ship
in the night and after lashing his float
clsm'red on deck.. Hut tow iu his
frenzied condition he had the natural
sense lo do so is a matter rather for
those who have studied lunacy than a
sailor man with no education.
We took the man down to the galley
and pave him the first thing some
warm broth. This we followed by meat
and little by little let him have a fair
meal. His reason returned, and he told
us of his ship being put on beam ends
in the storm, his taking to the rft with
seven others, who were all washed off,
remembering everything till the last
man left him, and he was alone watch
ing every mountain billow, expecting
that it would send him to Join his lost
companions. His tneeting our ship, the
lashing of the raft to the chains, lr's
getting into the bold and what be did.
there, were a perfect blank to liini.
Whenever I have spun this yarn the
doubters have invariably hit on what
they call the weak points first, how
could the man have lashed his raft?
Why wouldn't he rather have climbed
up and let it go? My theory is that he
did the lashing In a fortunate moment;
couldn't have left the one and got on to
the other without lashing.
Latent Device Is Made of Wire on
Line Similar to the Eel pot.
Every season some new device Is in
vented for catching or trapping the
toothsome Maryland terrapin, pa dcu
larly that delight of the epicure, the
diamond back terrapin, says a Balti
more correspondent of the New York
Times. Over on the Eastern Shore the
latest device is a trap constructed
about ou the same principle as an ell
pot. The bexly of the trap is made of
wire and the entrance of twine so
woven that the terrapin easily enter,
but find it impossible to get out. The
trap is then tilled with bait, for the
most part crushed crabs, .and set In
the marsh where terrapin have been
located. The terrapin hunter walks
through the marsh and discovers his
game by the protruding heads, as the
terrapin are compelled to come to the
surface to breathe.
Many of them are drowned in tlies?
traps, and one hunter states that he
has seen twenty-two drowned in tills
manner during the present summer.
A terrapin cannot live in one of these
traps over three hour's, and thus the
hunter must be on the move constant
ly if he would preserve his game alive.
Terrapin are also being caught in
purse nets, but these cannot 1k used In
shallow streams successfully on ac
count of the numerous stumps of trees
on the bottom.
Postnsse Stamps.
There are 2.000 varieties of postago
stamps In circulation today, all of
which have to be identified by the
postmasters. There have been upward
of 40,000 different varieties Issued since
stamps came into use.
Movements of the Troors Will Fs
tend Over nu Arcu of Two Hundred
jind Twentr-llve Square Miles Bat
tlefield 1 oil Illntorlc Ground.
Larue Corps of Irciilrei. .
The United States army will soon
coniincnco the greatest maneuvers in
its history. The maneuvers will take
place on the military reservation at
Fort Riley, Kan., and on the farm ljr.d
bordering the reservation, says the St.
Louis Globe-Democrat. The movements
of the troops will be conducted on 8
larger scale in many ways than they
were last fall. There will be about
twice as niay troops participating In
the maneuvers this year, and their
movements will extend over on area of
225 square miles instead of being lim
ited to nineteen square miles, as they
were a year ago.
The maneuvers will begin on Oct. 10
and will continue until Oct. 27. They
will be participated in by troops repre
senting each arm of the service, and
besides the 1,500 troops that are sta
tioned regularly at Fort Riley, troop
will come from Jefferson barracks. Mo.;
Forts Leavenworth, Kan.; Sill and Re
no, Okla.; Niobrara and Robinson, Neb.;
Logan, Colo.; D. A. Russell, AVyo.;
Douglas, Utah; Snelling, Minn.; Lin
coln, N. D.; Myor, Va., and Keogh,
Thv regular troops that have been
designated to take part in the maneu
vers are: First battalion of engineers;
headquarters, band and First and Sec
ond squadrons, Fourth cavalry; First
snd Third squadrons, Eighth cavalry;
headquarters, band and First and
Third squadrons. Tenth cavalry; the
Sixth, Seventh, Nineteenth, Twentieth.
Twenty-fifth, Twenty -eighth and Twenty-ninth,
batteries of field artillery; the
Sixth, Twenty-second and Twenty
sixth regiments of Infantry, with head
quarters and baud of each. These
troops will ail come from the various
posts In the department of the Missou
ri. The Second, Twelfth and Twenty
first regiments of infantry, which are
stationed outside of the department,
will take part, as will the First compa
ny of instruction, hospital corps, of
Washington barracks, and a signal
corps from Fort Myer, Va. The regular
troops will number over 8,000.
Besides the regular troops there will
be an army of national guard present
ns follows: Kansas, one brigade, con
sisting of two regiments of infantry
and two batteries of field artillery;
Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Arkan
sas, one regiment of Infantry each; Col
orado, one battalion of infantry; Ne
braska, a signal corps of about sixty
men. Nearly 5,0iKi national guards will
participate in the maneuvers, and the
total number of troops In the maneu
ver division will be close to 13,000.
The camp site of the maneuver divi
sion last fall has been chosen for the
location of the camp for this years
maneuver division. The camp will be
on the famous Pawnee fiats, just east
of the military post. The site is a fa
mous one for the reason that it was
once occupied by a town that was the
first capital of the territory of Kansas.
The old state house, rootless and floor
less and in a dilapidated condition, still
stands, and this fall, when the big
army Is encamped about it, it will mark
the center of the great camp.
The new camp site will extend along
the Kansas river for several miles. The
troops will be encamped iu regimental
formation, and each one of these camps
will have its regular system of streets.
The commissary department has al
ready arranged to supply the troops
with fresh beef, fresh vegetables and
fresh bread every day while they are
encamped on the reservation.
The corps of umpires that wiil give
the decisions of the results of each
day's maneuvers has been appointed
by the war department. Colonel Ar
thur L, Wagner of the general staff of
the army and adjutant general of the
department of the lakes has been ap
pointed chief umpire. Thirty-three of
ficers of the regular army compose the
corps of umpires. The corps will be
divided and will occupy different posi
tions with the contending forces of the
blue and brown armies. In the sham
fights the two armies will not be al
lowed to come any nearer together
than 100 yards. The umpires will note
the points of advantage one body gains
over the other, and when the maneu
ver has been worked out and has pro
gressed so far as necessary a signal
will le given by the chief umpire that
all movement and firing cease. The
umpires will then go along all the liues
of the two armies for the purpose of
making note of the final result. Each
evening the decision of that day's ma
neuver will be announced, so that the
regular and national guard officers and
the men of both organizations may
profit by the day's lessons in maneu
vers to follow.
The maneuver problems will include
problems of attack and defense of po
sition in field and fortified position,
reeonnoissance, advance and rear guard
movements, use of pontoons, building
roads and the convoy of wagon trains.
Last fall the troops were given maneu
ver problems each day during the time
they were at the post, but this year, in
order that the officers and men may
rest, the programme will provide that
every other day be devoted to depart
ment athletic contests. These field day
exercises will test many qualities nec
essary in actual war. The men who
will participate in these field day
sports will be picked from the winners
of the monthly field day events at th?
various posts of the department of the
Semicircular rinildliiK, Donated by
W. It. Hearst, Is Said to Hare l-'ow
Counterparts and None Worthy if
Comparison Statue Is a Hundred
and Twenty-two l-'eet Lung.
A dramatic festival at the University
of California, plans for which have
been in process of development for sev
eral months, was inaugurated the other
day by the dedicatory exercises of the
great open air theater presented to
the university by William Randolph
Hearst, says a San F.-aneiseo dispatch
to the New York Herald.
The festival is unique not only in the
annals of Rerkeley, but in college life
throughout America, for it marks the
completion of a structure that is with
out parallel in the United States, and
it is not an exaggeration to add that It
cannot be duplicated by the archi
tectural marvels of the old world.
The realization of the enterprise that
was celebrated in the presence of a
throng of men and women of colle
giate and social distinction renders it
possible that the culminating event of
the college life of the future genera
tions may be viewed from tier upon
tier of a structure that is an almost
perfect reproduction of the classic Ii
onysian theater at Epidaurus, in
Greece, and that has not its counter
part ia the modern world.
The nearest approach to the outdoor
theater of which not only Berkeley,
but America, can be proud of is to be
found at NIsnies, in the south of
France, and at Oxford, England. The
first has become scarcely more than a
ruin, and the second is so vastly infe
rior in point of size and maguifieenee
of execution as to almost preclude ra
tional comparison. ,
The completed structure is made up
of two distinct parts, the stage cor
responding to the classic logelon and
the auditorium being a reproduction of
the Greek theater. The former is 122
feet long by a depth of twenty-eight
feet and surrounded by a solid con
crete wall forty-two feet in height.
This is enriched by a complete classic
order of Greek doric columns with
stybolate and entablature pierced by
five entrances and its ends forming two
massive pylons. The theater proper
is semicircular in form and 254 feet in
diameter and is divided into two con
centric tiers of seats.
The first series of these is built
around a level circle fifty feet in diam
eter and five and a half feet below the
level of the stage, corresponding ac
cordingly to the portion of the an
cient Greek structure devoted to the
choruses and orchestra. Without this
circle the seats slope up gradually un
til the stage level is reached at a cir
cle corresponding in diameter to the
terminal pylons of the stage walls.
This line is marked architecturally
by an aisle anciently called the diazo
na, extending around the semicircle of
scats between the orchestra and the
topmost circle.
Beyond the diazona the seats rise ab
ruptly to the outer wall, making an
angle of thirty degrees. The details
of the stage have been worked out In
ceiuent by hand.
The completion of this structure is
regarded as an event of so much ini- j
portance in college life and as mark-
ing the realization of an enterprise of j
such magnitude that it has been felt
by students and faculty alike that it
could only be fittingly v ommemorated
by an entertainment unusual in con
ception and as perfect as student tal
ent could make possible In execution.
The dedication was followed by the
presentation of Aristophanes' "Birds."
Hj-Rlene Courses For British Public.
The school board of London is trying
to educate the people in hygiene, says
the New York Tribune. It has decided
to open twenty experimental classes,
and if these succeed more will be or
ganized. Already eighty head teach
ers have applied to have these classes
started In their evening schools, but at
present only twenty will be opened.
The best lecturers have been selected
for the classes. Different classes of
schools in various districts will be
opened, some among the very poor,
others in better to do working class
neighborhoods. Each lecture is to be
rundo as practical and as elementary
as possible, and a nontechnical graphic
treatment of the subject is enjoined.
Even if the syllabus be not closely fol
lowed the practical work is in no case
to be omitted.
Monument In Honor of Pigeon.
A proposal is on foot to erect a mon
ument at Paris, France, iu commemo
ration of the pigeons which rendered
such great service to the city during
the siege in 1S70-71 by bringing news
from the outside world, says the Phil
adelphia Times. It will consist of a
shield raised on four pillars bearing
the arms of the city, with a pigeon
perched on top ready to take flight.
At the foot of the shield will bo an
other pigeon sitting on her nest, and a
third pigeon will be lying near with
its wing broken by a bullet. The mon
ument will probably be erected In the
.Tardin des I'lantes.
Cnrnstalic Kinged Willi Cold.
Charles T. Peck of Sound Reach,
Conn., who rents a large field on Sound
Reach avenue, pulled up a cornstalk
the other day and found a heavy gold
ring encircling the stalk, says the New
York World. On the ring were the
date 1SC-1 and "H. F. Q.," which identi
fied it as the property of II. F. Quin
tard. It was lost in 1SG7.
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A Forecast of the Fashions
For Autumn.
An Expert Say Brightness and Color
Mill Be DistlnnuUlilnit Features
of Fall Dress Wintr Collars to Be
Favorites Correct Form In Shirts
and Cravats The Proper Frock
More or less conjecture must enter
into any forecast of autumn fashions
just at present. The mode Is iu a
plastic state, ready for forming, but
not yet formed. Radical innovations
in dress I do not look for this autumn,
says a correspondent of Haberdasher.
It will be a season of brightness and
color, of richer tones and warmer hues,
but there are no signs that custom and
tradition will be jarred. If fashion
has a caid up Its sleeve, it will pertain
to details rather than essentials. The
nvell dressed man of autumn, "naughty
three," will show the same regard for
the niceties of attire that have long
distinguished the American gentleman.
He will studiously avoid anything that
renders him too conspicuous, and he
will continue to shun the "popular" as
he would a pestilence.
With the donning of more formal at
tire wing collars will be favorites. The
long narrow wing has given place to
smaller affairs that fit the neck rather
snugly and give a tidier effect. The
best model of wing collars wiil be some
what high, have narrow stitching and
less space between the tabs. Square or
round points are optional, though I
fancy the square will be more sought.
Round points have never really passed
beyond the fad stage, and this, joined
to the fact that they are featured, ly
low priced shops, tends to render them
unacceptable to many men. Poke col
lars for evening and formal day wear
should taper gracefully from the neck
outward. Pokes with snippy points
are odious. Standing collars with
fronts just meeting and straight stnnd
ers with overlapping fronts are correct
for formal occasions. Fold collars are
out of it from a strictly fashion point
of view, as they are really a summer
style. However, they will lx? worn to
business, and lth square and round
points are permissible. All collars will
have soft, dead white, lusterless finish.
Coming to shirts for informal wear,
the plaited garments are good. Plaits
are somewhat narrow, and the grounds
consist of stripes or swiveled units.
Colors are a bit pronounced, in har
mony with the general tendency of
autumn dress toward morj sharply de
fined effects. I do not think that the
bosom shirts made 'up of two fabrics,
one in cuffs and bosom and the other
in body and sleeves, will go with the
best trade. Cross stripe bosoms are
mooted, but conditions Just now are
not favorable to their Introduction.
High class custom shirt makers have
shown them tentatively and, so far as
can be determined, without encourage
ment Dress shirts have undergone no
change. The very simple affair with
plain bosom is correct
In cravats it's a season of large
shapes. The wing and poke collars
look well only with cravats of generous
widths. For business wear big squares
and broad four-in-hands will be prop
er, while for formal day wear the ascot
promises to hold first place. Narrow
four-in-hands, small ties and skimpy
cravats generally are passe. Brilliant
designs are favored in cravatings, and
the lover of brightness and color may
give free rein to his taste without
transgressiug the proprieties.. Of course
excluslveness of pattern counts for
much, and the well dressed man will
gd to any length to obtain it Four-in-hands
will have moderately tight, full
knots, while asoots will be adjusted
with a freer and more flowing effecY.
So called dress protectors are not to
be thought of. The smart muffler will
be the big thirty-six inch shape in
plain black, plain white or sober mix
tures. In both cravats and mufflers in
dividuality of pattern and plenitude of
fabric are the marks of tho upper class
Venturing into the domain of the
tailor as contradistinguished from that
of the haberdasher, the frock coat for
a man 5 feet 8 inches high will be
forty inches long and made of worsted
vicuna. Tho lapels will be long and
medium width and will be silk faced
to the buttonhole. Jackets will be
made without the long roll which has
come to be the badge of the ready
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made garment. Square cut double
breasted jackets will have three but
tons. The two button affair has been
relegated to the sartorial boue yard.
Round cut Jackets will have the same
cutaway effect In front which distin
guished spring garments. The slight
military flare In the back is still. In
vogue, and the jacket will have' a cen
ter vent Trousers will be moderately
wide at the hip, twenty inches at the
knee and seventeen inches at the bot
tom. Evening dress shows but slight
changes. Coats are the same length,
with tails a trifle more peaked and la
pels silk faced to the edge. Cloth, not
velvet, collars are correct. Trousers
measure twenty inches at the knee and
seventeen inches at the bottom. The
evening jacket has a narrower lapel,
with a longer roll. The waistcoat Is
three button and U shaped. So far as
overcoats go, the covert top coat, rather
short and very full, promises to be
more of a factor than heretofore. The
long Chesterfield, exceedingly plain in
cut and trimming, and the skirted coat
will divide honors. The Chesterfield
will measure forty-four inches, reach
below the knee and fall straight from
the shoulders. All overcoats will have
breast pockets. ,
Plan of Chicago Corporation to
Stop Bettinjr on Races.
"Young man, be good." This is the
ultimatum delivered to some 30,000
young men by their employers in Chi
cago says the New York World. Bace
track' gambling, excessive indulgence
in liquor, immoral conduct, late hours
and excessive cigarette smoking are
the vices charged to the young men.
Of these the race track mania is the
most prevalent Chicago is Loneyr
combed with handbooks. It ia asserted
that not less than 100,000 persons play
tho races every day without going to
the tracks.
The Western Electric company,
which employs almost 2,000 men, post
ed this drastic notice in its shop and
general otlice:
Playing: the races and all other forma of
KaniblhiK, Immoral conduct and excessive
use of liquors and cigarettes gmitly im
pair one's usefulness. Notice Is hereby
given that any employee who thus ahuas
himself la subject to dismissal.
"We are only following the lead of
Other business houses," said Superin
tendent C. E. Mitchell. "We believe in
clean living, for only In that way can
we get the best results. We believe in
It from a morel view. This does not
mean that we are Puritanical. There
is no objection to moderate cigarette
smoking, but we have discovered that
when it is carried to excess it clouds
the brain and develops a fag that
makes a man unfit for certain duties.
We discovered that the habit of playing
the races demoralized the men. It had
grown to alarming proportions through
the medium of the handbook. One
thing we have discovered is that the
college man seems to be of a stronger
moral character than the man without
college training. We have fJOO college
men in our empky, and not one of
them has given us any trouble. They
are a fine lot of fellows, and we are
proud of them. Last year we engaged
fifty college men, and this year we are
repeating the experiment"
The wave of reform lias spread to
many of the giant business corpora
tions of Chicago. The big wholesale
and retail stores of Marshall Field it
Co. have the same laws in operation
which the electric company is enforc
ing. Ballroada throughout the country
are waging war against the use of
liquors and tobacco by employees en
gaged In operating trains.
A ISovel Corn I'aluee.
The South Dakota corn palace, in the
construction of which 000,000 ears of
corn grown in the state have been re
ceived, was opened recently by Ciov
ernor C. N. Ilerrled, who delivered an
address on state problems, says the
Chicago Tribune. Th building con
tains exhibits of all the agricultural
products of the state and particularly
examples of this year's corn crop,
largest the state lias ever had.
walls and roof of tho build! n are. con
structed of twelve varieties of corn of
as many colors.
Tankfthlp For Hussla's Navy
The Busxian ministry of marine
ordered two tank steamships to be built
In the Muhlenthal yard, on the Neva
and in the Sandvik yard, at Helsin
rors. I hose new steamship will
called Vodolo No. 1 and Vodole No
and they are to be used in furaishln;
the Pacific squadron with drinking wa

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