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'The Agitation Against British
Rule Now Going on
. There.
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
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
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
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.
Paris Professor Causes
Scientific Sensation.
Ruby and Sapphire Produced Artifi
cially from Adamantine,
W F.
4 CO.
OPP. P. 0.
The Chatfleld Paper Co. 1 298-302
j j State Street
f Host complete line of Paper and Twine in State
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
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
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."
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.
Salesroom, S3 Crown Street.
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.
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
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.
"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.
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
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-
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on a cold morning with
The health-giving essence of
k golden corn. Tastes good
does good.
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Actors travel on trteir nerve so
much nowadays. It makes 'em think
they're nervous," said tho old carpen
ter. "Why, I was with a show that had
to delay opening two weeks because Cent. leaves table $7.20, buffet
me star aiscoverea a rancy inferior
done In blue and gold. He said blue
got on his nefVes; so we lost time
while the scene was painted over. 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
"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. "Can you figure any of these
dude society stars pulling off fierce
sword fights and struggles like Mc
Cullough or Forrest? No. sir; they
ain't physically able. And that's what
makes us sick when we have to stand
In the 'wings and listen to them fool
the audience into thinking what won
derful heroes they are." John 8. Lo
pez in Harper's Weekly.
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