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CONNECTICUT . HERALD AND WEEKLY JOURNAL, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1908.
13 ENGLAND IN INDIA 'The Agitation Against British Rule Now Going on . There. REASONS FOR AGITATION Some of the Suggestions For Allay. ing It Which Are !. Made. It !s extremely difficult to give a clear idea of the campaign which is being more or less openly waged against the British rule in India In o many different sections of a vast country. The speeches are made in many tongues and the objects sought vary with the district and the nation- alty or caste of the speaker. Somo- that one is apt to overlook the ival j significance of the movement. .'he agitators cut their cloth according tj their customers, their words according to the credulity of their hearers. In come country districts they do not hes itate to charge the government with defiling the wells and scattering i Plague germs where they would be most useful in reducing the popula tion. In some quarters they have not i hesitated to charge the governors of provinces with having profited rlnanci- 1 ally by the famine conditions. They : advise a secret boycott of British 5 goods, and there is reason to believe that this weapon is being used with i telling effect. A recent orator has ; even dared to make the statement, j 'within hearing of government house, i Calcutta, that only a very short time . ' elapsed between the Boston tea party . and the boycott and the Declaration of i American Independence, a statement 1 which was the prelude of such dis- 1 1.. . U r.nt those present at the meeting that the ' police were compelled to Intervene. I Of the leaders of the agitation there Is little to be said. Up to the present they have not exhibited remarkable , ability or courage. Generally, the open , tlgllcliurs auu lliu jjuuiiu uiaiuia flic ? regarded merely as the mercenary j catspaws of the movement, whose se ll cret leaders are not yet known, at J;f least not to the public, i f . One feature of the' situation at least $s quite clear, and that is, India can f not be governed in the future as she I has been In the past. Lord Mlnto, in several of his discourses on the sltua- Jtlon. has recognized that there are changes which are not only necessary Tut inevitable.' When a few days ago ;t.some of the so-called Swadeshi patri ots were released from a mild deten tion in Mandalay, Hindu priests pnr Jj afled the streets of Calcutta singing the Upraises of the king-emperor, In the 'belief that the patriots were set at Ub serty at his suggestion. Many observers have been impress Jed with the veneration and even love, t which the Hindus express-for the dis ytant monarch, while at the same time V-they take little pains to conceal their ; .dislike, and Often even their detesta tion, for those who rule In his name. Some of the oldest and most experi enced Indian administrators have pro posed a plan to the home government by means of which this adoration of royalty on the part of the Hindus and many other peoples of India may be come a force in the maintenance of English rule and the preservation of law and order. It is suggested by these students of the situation at very close range that the next viceroy should be a member of the royal family, as near to the king as possible, and that his allowance for entertainment purposes should be so large as to make a revival of the mag nificent days of Beaeonsfleld and Lord Lytton possible. Prince Arthur of Connaught, who acquitted himself so well when sent to Japan in 1906 on the delicate Garter mission is mention ed for the difficult post, but neither Mr. Morley nor the other powers that preside over the Indian office have yet reached a decision on a question which is not urgent so long as It ap pears that Lord Minto is meeting with fair success in coping with the extra ordinary difficulties by which no is confronted. In a situation like the present it would be strange indeed if the mem bers of the civil administration, which is being subjected to such a severe test should entirely escape criticism. Can did critics are to the fore who spy that while the present civil servants are not responsible for the presen: diffi culties, they are by no means as com petent to deal with the questions which arise as were their predecessors of two generations ago, when the East India company ruled the Id ml. They point Out, and the justice of tin critic ism Is not denied, that in the diva of the Anglo-Indians who have achieved immortality in the pages of Thack eray a man went out to India for 41'e there was a complete severance ct home ties, and when he re'urned, If he ever did, to his native place, he was as much a stranger to E-ighch life and society as would b a visitor from Mars. Englishwomen were rare o'.rds In those days. Few administrators of provinces had families to remain in the country, with the result that the Indian civil servant lived absolutely in the midst of the people he wa :all.l upon to govern. The result w.w, ob viously and undeniably, that he ac quired a knowledge of the lira and the aspirations of the natives to which his successor of to-day cannot, cr at least, does not, aspire. To-day the English administrator In India Is a stranger in a st.-angs land. He is a bird of passage surrounded by a migratory set of official and fellrv countrymen .in 1 women, by whom he is separated from the people he is called to rule as effectually as thi-ugh. the Indian ocean flowed betw.-en. Again, his leaves ars frequent, and thi journey home so rapid and inexpen sive In comparison to what it was a generation ago that a man often runs home to spend merely a week in Lon don or to witness a cricket mii',;h or a horse race in which he is particular ly interested. The result of all this Is that In too many cases the administra tor) upon whom depends t'i happiness and the well-being of mlHl.ms of Asi atics, lives in a world which is essen tially English and often narrowly in sular. He does not really live in In dia, he merely camps out there, too often studying the steamer l.s:s rntlKr more than he does the native charac- l't - 4M 1 Bassett's Gun Store. I Guns and Ammunition. Fall line of Hunters' Coats and Boom. Complete line ol Talking Machines Victor ami Edison. iv-k. 1 1 Vist of Records Now Ready. SI All the leading makes of Guns and Rifles. Inclndlnir the Vlnr-i,oct. Martin, Remington, rarker, Lefever, Baker, Ithaca, Stevens and other T well-known makes. T JJ. E. BASSETT, av?2S&. f "TTTTTTTTTtttTI'TI TTTTTTWf TTTTf ter and the native press, and not In frequently counting the days, and even the hours, which must b3 g-ji-.m through with In some way before hi-i next leave is due and he canreur i to the only life he cares about, and to, perhaps, the only world li under stands. Another cause of discontent among the natives, and the subject of just criticism by even those who appreciate at their proper value the many sterl ing features of the Indian civil service is the custom which has gr r,vn im mensely in the last few years spend ing Considerably more than half the year at the hill stations of Simi an 1 Darjeeling, hundreds of mil's away from the centers of population and of administration, it is pointed ju. f r instance, that for nine monchs of the year Bombay, with over a rri.Mcn in habitants, is often left to iU own re vices, the English raj having no ther representation in the great eurp irlum than a young sub-sj.-retr-ry of 25 fresh from an English university. These emigrations are defended en the score of health, but that, th.j can did critics point out, is not the sole end and object of the India-i adminis tration. The civil servants claim, and this Is quite tru?, that life in Simla is not all bridge, billiards, and brandy, 3s the novelists have it. Here only can thiy work up' their report without the waste of time tnd energ? caused by the Incessant Interruptions which they cannot escape as long is they re main at their home stations. The crit ics admit the time-wasting Influences of the Interruptions, but tbe argue that reports, though fewer, woull be more valuable because of them. They point out that the Asiatic likes a visi ble ruler, and not a mysterious man hidden away from sight somewhers in the hills. They like to gt at their administrators and talk to them at length, if not Interminably, as some long-suffering servants complain. The first step necessary to strengthening the British rule In India, according to these critics, who have the support of all the nonofflcial classes in the coun ! try, is to stop the typewriters and place the mania for getting up cases and inditing long reports under the ban. When this is done the administrators of the country districts to-day would have the time to spend several hours daily under the banyan tree talking to the village elders In the vernacular, and so finding out what was going on in the districts to whose government they are supposed to administer. The crowning argument of the critics who are so objectionable to the partisans of Simla as a pleasant work and play ground, is taken from the life of Lord Cromer, whose successful ad ministration of the Egyptian govern ment has pust come to an end. Other people might flee to Ramleh when the hot winds blew, but he stayed In Cairo where he had work to do, and where only he could kpep In touch with the people for whose prosperity and good government he was responsible. Doubtless after a few more incidents even more revolutionary )n character than those which the closing year has witnessed, the agitation which prevails In India to-day will bo sternly repress ed and the machinery of government remodeled to meet the new demands of the day. It is also quite possible that Lord Lansdowne, who made the treaty with Japan, when he reads how millions of once peaceful subjects of his majesty the emperor-king regard Mukden and Tshushima as the palla dia of their liberties, will exclaim re. gretfully, as did that other belted Carl Lord Salisbury, after the treaty of Berlin resulted so disastrously for British Interests and the peace of the world, "We put our money on the wrong horse." Stephen Bonsai In the New York Times. TO MAKE GEMS Paris Professor Causes Scientific Sensation. FOLLOWS ACTION OF RADIUM Ruby and Sapphire Produced Artifi cially from Adamantine, Spar. KOAL" THE GREAT HF AT 1 PRODUCER. W F. GILBERT 4 CO. 65 CHURCH, OPP. P. 0. The Chatfleld Paper Co. 1 298-302 j j State Street f Host complete line of Paper and Twine in State MOTOR CAB IX LOXnoX. London Is becoming mopt enigmat ic even to its own residents. Formerly and until the advent of the motor orr- nlbiis, the motor cab and the electric tube railways, one was almost certain of being able to calculate to a nicely the time when one would arrive at a friend's house .for dinner, or nt the theater, or at any of the ralhVoy sta tions In order to catch a train. N vv, however, the whole thing Is altered London has become condensed, so to speak, by virtue of the rapidity of the traffic. We are absolutely bewildered. You ask a man to dinner at 8 o'clock, and he turns up at a quarter to fl, Is put into the drawlngroont by himself and Is left there for 10 minutes be cause you. have not dressed, and when you come In he apologizes profuselv and says that It is due to the beastly taxicab, which came up so much quicker than he had anticipated. went last night from the top of Hamp. stead Heath to South Kensington sta tlon in 25 minutes by the electric un derground. If anyono had told mo ten years ago that this would be possible, 1 should have loked at htm probably In the same manner In which Pr, Johnson would If told by anyone In Fleet street that he would send a tel egraphlc message to Strathnm to tell Mrs. Thrale that he was bringing six friends with him to dinner that night. The bewilderment The scientific sensation of the mo ment in Paris Is the fact that Prof. Frederick Bordas of the College of France, has succeeded, arter long and patient experiments In producing precious stones by exposing the coarse ordinary form of crystallized alumina, known as corundum or adamantine spar, to the action oi rjiium. The possibility that this process ?iay be used industrially for the produc tion of certain kinds of prec-i-'us st.Vis at a cost which will seriously modify the present market valuss of the nat ural gems, invests the subject with much Interest. All these gems are In composition crystallized alumina, but through long exposure to varying con ditions of heat and pr?ssure Jurlnu' the slow cooling and development of the earth's surface th-'y have assum ed different colors, to whlc'a the names of ruby, amethyst, etc., hava been viv en. The discovery of ralium reveabl the active agent througn which vari ous changes in certain substances, which had hitherto been of alow pro gress, might be iritenslfb!.! ami accom plished in a comparatively bu.f time, says Harper's Weekly. The present discovery of Prof. BorV das was suggested by the fact that tho minute glass tubes In which radium Is confined and kept for scleiitilij use take on gradually a beau'.iful azure color resembling the sapphire. This was attributed by Prof. B juU?'ot to the presence of . traces of manganeso In the glass, which the marvelous pro jectile power of radium reveals and revives with varying grades and tints of coloration. Prof. Cordon the'if placed crystallized corundum nf sev eral tints In contact with minute t'll es of radium, laid them away in a lark place not subject to change? of tem perature, and found after a !jr,e of several weeks that the whito corun dum had become yellow like tlio ti paz, the blue crystals had became green like the emeia'l, aivl the violet had turned to blut? like the sapphire. This has overthrown the theory held hitherto by accident thai cn'h of these precious stones had Its own special coloring oxide and that these several' oxides green, blue, red or yellow have no definite relation to each other. Prof. Pordas toi'j hi-j newly- created gems to a lejdlng la pidary Jeweler, from whom he had purchased the corundum crystals, who Identified and tested lliem. and found that they had been converted into a topaz, a ruby, and a sapphire, which fulfilled all the tests an! retjulr-intJiits of natural stones. He' then obtained from the F.ime jeweller a new series of corunl im crystals In pairs, each p.iir of an ex actly similar color. On stone of each pair was exposed for a month to the action of radium, thu other retained for comparison, and tu result t.f thli second experiment the same an before. The light reddish corundum, valued in commerce at about .'( rents per carat had been c invert".! int ) a ruby valued at $100 to $150 per carat. The dark red corti'idum I'lvame of deep brilliant violet, the vi.ilet ame thyst had become a wuph-nj, an! the bluish corundum a. '.op;u The possible effect of this discovery upon the trade in jiWf.lrjr and preci ous stones can be readily Inferred. Radium Is as yet on 3 :f the rare, and most precious substances known to science, but the dur&'.ion of !' I .w er Is practically uniimned, and since one mlllegram (0.0154 grain) of ra dium Is sufficient to convert several corundum crystals into precious stones within the space of a month and since this process may he repvi.! Indefin itely with the, nam speck -f radium, It Is naturally, thoutrb, perhaps, pre maturely, assumed thur this latest dis covery may have pn Important Indus trial value and lead to a serious modi fications In the commercial prices cf certain precious stus. Prof. Bordas, however, regards his discovery as a mere laboratory cxaj I'mont, end disclaims any Intention to recure for It a commercial value. written, to attend a Dutch lunch at midnight at the home of one oT their number. As he was not at the office that day nothing was said to him about it, but at midnight the entire crowd, minus the chief and the as sistant mentioned, trooped to the West Philadelphia home. To their surprise it was darkened. They rang the bell, but got no answer. Then they kicked on the door, pounded on the windows, yelled themselves hoarse and performed other stunts. Every person in the neighborhood was aroused; dogs barked-, a crowd gath ered and half a dozen policemen charged on the supposed riot. Finally, disgusted and bewildered by what they considered deep discourtesy on the part of their would-be host, they marched down the street. And then the mystery was revealed, for "the boss," roaring with laughter, stepped from an alleyway, where he had been hiding whili watching the fun, ac companied by the assistant, and ad mitted that they had put up the job on the crowd by writing the invita tions, of which the supposed host knew nothing. The "boss" had to tak'e the crowd to the club and stand treat, and the boys saw to it that he did not escape lightly. Philadelphia Record. THE SKYSCRAPER FIRE. MISS ELINOR'S NECKLACE. Miss Elinor Cutting Hamlin, a Bos ton young lady, of Bay State Road, a granddaughter of l.ieut. Colonel Dr. Augustus C. Hamlin of Bangor and a great-niece of the late Vice-Presileiit Hannibal Hamlin, is the proud i. i sessor of the most valuable neckla-e in America and of the most valuable tourmaline para In the world. It Is a necklace that is the envy of all the nuci' ns and processes of Europe. This famous necklace is entirely made from the finest gems ever, taken from the faniKUE Hamlin mine at Mt. Mica. Fur ls, Maine, and Includes the first green tourmaline gem ever found there. 3d years ago. The necklace, is composed of all the vast range of colors found In the tourmaii'ie; white, yellow i;reen, black, blun and red. Attached to ;i chain of gold are 7 largo tour malines, ranging lrom three carats up to thirty carats, arranged so that th5y c- be detached and others of differ ent shades and 'lzes can be put in their places. In the . et are thirty ad cUtion;iI stones, many of them bc-lng mounted w!Hi white tourmalines an 1 beiyls. There ore two ear d.'.ps of l ink und grot n t iirmalines, ;;ct with beryl, nlso i cross composed ( f sW of the finest t-urnir lines ever found, of about thru carats. each and of va ri ius colors, f.iony vf these stones wore exhibited by .'ener.il Wlllium !'. franklin, liuted stat. commlst'.ojnr to Paris Expos-itlon In 1889, ami wore also -shown in Tiffjn y display at Chi cago in 1S0.1, ami another u'.iuiM priceless product may be added t the world fame us lfoVlace. It is a nob e In tho hands of 1-nen B. Mcr.: 1 (f Paris, wt.c has lrad the miao f-jr .1 seiics of years. This noble weiijis 411 carats and will cut to stones of 100 coritU each, worth In all, probability about uie hundred dollars ;i ram., making the two gems worth $20,000. Kennebac Journal. What May Happen If Forty-Story Buildings Fall a Prey to Flames. New York newspapers are now print ing interviews with builders and own ers of the greater skyscrapers who give reasons why this quick destruction of a lofty fireproof building should not shake anybody's confidence in the more towering structures. But the "reasons" consist largely of familiar assertions that there are no safur buildings in the world than these. Yet not one of those Interviewed, so far as we have seen, is able to show wherein the Parker building differs greatly from the oth ers In fireproof construction; and if a fire can spread so quickly in the one as to endanger the lives of a few re maining occupants, none of the others can of course be considered proof against destruction from fires start ing within them. They have been call ed "conflagration breeders" in the case of fires starting from the outside, from the experience afforded in the Balti more case, and it Is now apparent that they may themselves start conflagra tions. Their great height, with air and elevator shafts forming channels for a mighty draft, peculiarly' exposes them to fire danger from within, and a little blaze among interior furnish ings, once exposed to the powerful draft "of open shafts like huge chim neys running up hundreds of feet, could easily develop into a flame against which stone will crumble, and steel and iron warp and bend, and unloosen floors and walls-. The Par ker building fire has brought out the vital danger to occupants of upper stories from smoke alone, and ' what might happen from Smoke and fire to gether in a building towering up hun dreds of feet at an hour when it Is oc cupied to the top with the .thousand and more people many of these struc tures harbor? And further to be con sidered is the wide area of possible damage to other buildings merely from the falling walls of the burning skyscrapers. The possibilities thus suggested are not pleasant to contemplate One shudders at what may easily come to pass among these towering skyscrap ers where, men, in the boundlessness of their inconsiderate greed and dar ing, seem to challenge all the powers of earth and air to do their worst, as with the builders of the tower of Ba bel. The great city is not likely to pause long enough from the rush of its feverish business life to be made heedful of the warnings conveyed by this significant disaster. Nothing short of a holocaust claiming its victims by tho hundreds far up In tho air may ever wake up the city to the necessity of Imposing close restrictions upon the height of buildings. But some time and somehow the awakening will come. Springfield Republican. This woman says Lydia E. Plnkhara's Vegetable Compound saved bcr life. Read her letter. Mrs. T. C. WilMsen, of Manning, . Iowa, writes to Mrs. Pmkham: " I can truly say that Lydia E. Pinle ham's Vegetable Compound saved my , life, and I cannot express my gratitude to you in words. For years I suffered with the worst forms of female com plaints, continually . doctoring and spending lots of money for medicine without help. I wrote you for advice, followed it as directed, and took Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and . it has restored me to perfect health." Had it not been for you I should have been in my grave to-day. I wish, every suffering woman would try it." FACTS FOR SICK WOMEN. For thirty years Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound, mada from rootu and herbs, has been the standard remedy for female ills, and has positively cured thousands of women who have been troubled with displacements, inflammation, ulcera tion, fibroid tumors, irregularities, periodic pains, backache, that bearing-down feeling, flatulency, indiges tion,dizziness,or nervous prostration. Why don't you try it ? Mrs. Pir.lcham invites all sick women to write her for advice. She has guided thousands to health. Ad .ires, Lynn, Mass. Portable Gas lamps and Imported Glassware NEW"-Reflex Inverted Gas lamps, One Mnntle.) $1.50 to $2.85 Complete. Mont hly-MA IN TEN A NCE- Mon My. THE NEW HAVEN GAS LIGHT CO. i Salesroom, S3 Crown Street. i more and mnre bewildering be cause the development of the motor cab has become bo rap id that it is hardly npcessary nowadays to ue even a horse cab. You simply telephone from your house to the nearest motor cab rank and within a few minutes, if there Is none nenrer, you may glidp off swiftly nnd comfort ably in a vehicle which, while it may possibly break down though the chance are slight will certainly not fall down on Its face and throw you into the mud in the manner that Is so familiar to users of hansom cabs, es pecially on sltppery days. I was called on yesterday to contrib ute toward a cab drivers' fund on be half of a man who for a number of years drove me home regularly everv I night. Two years ago 1 urged this man : to becdVne a motor cab driver, and I offered to use. my good offices in pro J curing him an early place with the j company that was then being formed I for the purpose of placing motor cabs in the streets of London. He rejected my suggestion in an amused tone, at first, and finally, when I pressed him, he was emphatic in his refusal to "have anything to do with the thing. Again siv months oV so aftr that I asked him i to become a motor cab driver, and again he refused, actuated very much in the spirit that caused the intense ! misery among the hand-loom weavers I when the machine loom was invented and they refused to look at it. The hat which was passed to me yester day on behalf of this man told the whole story of ignorance, obstinacy and lack of appreciating the fact that the world moves London Letter in j Town and Country. THICK BY THK BOSS. There Is an office force In this city which Is busily planning various Jokes and tricks to work off upon "the boss" and one of his assistants. The other employes think they have good grounds for anything they may do against their chief, ind the way of the. story Is this: One of the office staff was married recently, the happy becomes, event calling forth a number of pleas LIFE SAVIXt; CEXTEX.MAL. This year Is the 100th anniversary of the establishment of a life-saving station at Cohasset by the Massachu setts humane society, and that was practically tho genesis of the service In this country, which has produced such a host of heroes and martyrs in saving thousands of lives and millions of property. It was a long time before it was taken under the direction of the government, but since that occur red It has developed nnd expanded, and within a year or two Increased Re tention has been paid to it. The most pronounced step is to enlist the reve nue cutter fleet In rescue work, and this will patrol the Atlantic coast the coming winter, the larger sectlo nof It quite properly cruising In northern waters from Delaware breakwater to 1 ssnmaquoddy hay. A year ago John Arbuckle made an apr' 1 for an au thorization by Congress to put his fleet of tugs, barges, and so forth, at the disposition of the service, free of charge, Information of wrecks to be furnished by wireless oritherwlse. His proposition was not acted upon, and It Is better that the government should assume the responsibility than to farm It out to private philanthropy, no mat ter how excellent the purpose behind the offer. The question of life-saving by vessels Is awakening even more In terest on the Pacific coast than It Is here, and in the vicinity of Puget sound, where many wrecks have oc curred, the maritime Interests are about to provide themselves with one or more stanch vessels to watch for trouble In those stormy , waters. But with all these addition there still re mains need of the men on the shore with the lifeboat and the life-line. Boston Transcript. THE MIDDLE-AGED MAX. "I don't know," said the middle aged man, "but wha' H have to give up the use of enter t l ast of that kind of calf n la U consists of leaves bound togst.iv r a leaf for each month, which you tear off as the months go by for this sort so reminds you of the lapse of time. "When I was a youngster it seemed as if it took years for Fourth of July to come around and as if it were years more to Christmas, and the seasons seemed to keep on interminably; time seemed to have no end. "But as I grew olderf time seemed to go faster and faster, until now at my age 1 nnd it fairly galloping, the months and the years chase one am other so fast. ; "I hang up one of those leaf cal endars at the beginning of a year and then with its full complement of leaves It seems thick and I say to my self: 'Good! I've got a whole year ahead of me!' And though I soon be gan to tear off the leaves, yet I felt that as long as I stayed on the other side of July I had a generous part of the year left still, even If It was go ing fast. "But from that on It seemed to go faster and faster and the pad of leaves grew rapidly thinner and thinner, un til the first thing you knew it had come down, as now, to December and the year had gone! "I don't know what I'll do about the calendars, but I suppose I'll continue to use the old sort, with leaved that you tear off month by month they are so convenient. As a matter of fact I've got one now for 1908 hung up back of 1907 ready to be brought Into view when on December SI-1 take down and throw away the 1907 and start the new year. , , "But ho time files! A, Acre was a time when I wanted timfrto go faster, but what I'd like most of all to dis cover now would be some sort of brake thet would make time slow down!" Exchange. TROLLY CARS OF DAMASCUS. Every time we went into the city' (whether from our tents on the ter race above an ancient and dilapidated pleasure garden qr from our red-tiled rooms In the good Hotel d'Orient, to which we had been driven by a plague of hand-files in the camp) we stepped at once Into a chapter of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments. It Is true there were electric lights, and: there was a trolley car crawling around the city; but they no more made it West ern and modern than a bead neck lace would change the character of the Venus of Mllo. The driver of th trolly car looked like one of "Tha Three Calenders,"; and a gayly dress ed little boy beside him blew loudly on an Instrument of discord as the machine tranquily advanced through the crowd. A man was run over a" few months ago; his friends waltec for .Via . o - ntma afOimt t Vt O IIDTj pulled the driver from his perch, and stuck a number of long knlvfs through him In a truly Oriental manner. Hen ry Van Dyke In Harper's. "But." asked the long-haired youhs mm. is there nothing at an aoout po etry that you like?" "Yes, replied craone. -wnenever i see a poem It makes me reel good to me to read It." Philadelphia Press. Eva I understand that when Kath- Ueen eloped from the house at 2 ft. m. ner tamer mauo Birnuuus euunn ivi raise the window of his room. Edna -Wanted to intercept her, I suppose? Eva No. wanted to shout "Hurrah, ma, she's gone at last!" Chicago News. ant social functions In honor of Tioth bride and groom. There was bachelor dinner after bachelor dinner for the prospective Benedict, so the hoys In ih. nfflnn were not surprised when they found invitations, neatly type- j $'p f VZl? The private resources of the ex K.mperor of Korea are now attracting some attention. His majrsty has al ways seemed to possess a plenitude of funds ror trie purpose of oiling the wheels of ills various political In trigues, and tjiere have been manv vague surmises as to the source whence this money was obtained. It is now Kiid to have be'n definitely ascertained that his Majesty has a large amount lodged In the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, and a telegram from Seoul al leges 'hat some persons have of late been endeavoring to dispose of a very considerable quantity of the gold In- Help down a hot griddle cake on a cold morning with 1 F3 CORN SYRUP The health-giving essence of k golden corn. Tastes good does good. la air-tight tins, 10c., 25c, 50c CDSJ1 PRODUCTS JLVilTACTURING CO. Furniture Chances. 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J Same way with another a woman star. She wouldn't work because a parlor set had panels decorated with peacocks. Said she was. picked once by a peacock, and even pictures of 'em scared her. i "But you can bet. that's done mostly for advertising. They do their acting for the press agents, and the more hot air is wrote about 'em in the newspapers, the better actors they think they are. "Used to be actors had to produce the goods and do It on real acting, too. They could act and talk so as to make the audience think it was a balmy moonlight night, for instance, without a lot of electrical stuff to help 'em out. There's often more stage hands working realistic efforts now adays than there are actors in the whole cast; and sometimes what pass es for a good show would be just as interesting if there was no actors in it," "What is lacking in the modern ac tor compared to the old school?" ask ed the student. "Most of 'em ain't got the backbone to be good actors," replied the old man. 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