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VOL. XIX. NO. 39.
HARTFORD AND YVATERBURY, CONN., SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1901. PRICE, 3 CENTS. HAD NARROW ESCAPE An Incident of Capt. Hobson's Stay at Madison, Wis. Mercenary Newspaper Correipond enti Put Up am Osculatory Job om Him, But the Scheme Failed . ', . Dismally. Capt. Richmond Pearson , , Hobson, of Merrimac fame, came mear being- . kissed as of old when, he delivered an address at the Monona Lake assem bly, near "Madison, Wis., on the clos lig day, August 2. .This year Capt. Hobson was se cured for a lecture. As a result the Milwaukee papers ( ordered several hundred words and some few of the Chicago papers asked for 150. This was far and out ahead of the usual Tun of affairs, but still the corre spondents grumbled. " Capti Hobson was to speak on Friday- afternoon. ' ', Early that morning several' ambitious correspondents got together and; Hatched a little plan, which was nothing more nor less than to have the : warrior who had succumbed to osculatory attacks so many times kissed again. If this scheme could.be arranged and skill fully carried out it meant, a cozy lit tle check for each of the several pro moters. 1 At the lone summer, theater, in Madison was a girl that week with a pretty face and undauntable ( , nerve. To her the plan was unfolded, and the conspirators were informed that Miss- Bonnie Male was billed ; to kiss Capt. Richmond P. Hobson at the Monona Lake assembly that after noon. Each , correspondent saw an imaginary R. S. V. P. on the direc tions from his paper, and smiled in glib anticipation. - . Permission to sit on the' platform was secured from Secretary James E. Moseley,, and in the afternoon Bon nie Maie and a friend were escorted across the lake' by one of the news paper men. , On the boat the young lady occupied her time rehearsing a CAPT. RICHMOND P. HOBSON. (Had Narrow Escape from Cleverly . ! Planned Kissing Plot.) little piece, which ran something like -.this:-",' "Is .this Capt. Hobson? I have .never seen you before, Capt. Hobson, but I have heard lots about you. Is it too late for . me -to kiss a war "hero?" The last question was superfluous. It was to be answered -while . the charming young lady was performing the deed for which she begged. Everything worked like a charm. Bonnie Maie and her friend were seated on the platform just before the great Hobson began to speak. For a full hour and a half the cap tain thundered out his plea for a larger navy. ;-7Py-':- - Finally, with a last mighty burst of patriotism about the American flag Inoating as a symbol of free in stitutions wherever our navy, chanced to be, he bowed his thanks, and stepped back. Hardly had he done so before a little bunch of white fem ininity rushed across the platform, and a moment later the astonished Capt. Hobson looked down at a pair of pleading blue eyes and two red .lips of tempting sweetness. r Just at this point opinions of what took place differ. The audience, says the Chicago Tribune, composed large ly, of preachers and their families, saw a charming young v lady whom they did not know rush across to the speaker, look up at him and apparent ly ask him some question." He smiled, said something, and waited. The lit tle miss asked another question, and - the big six-foot hero frowned just a trifle, hesitated, and finally shook hands cordially. Those who watched from the front idly wondered what the conversation was about, but be yond that they hazarded no guess as to the incident. The newspaper men were on the qui vive when Bonnie Maie greeted the speaker. They saw what the rest of the audience did, but interpreted it far differently. When Capt. Hob son merely shook hands they groaned inwardly and waited for 21iss Bonnie to explain. T Hdn'. Hmft to astir "him .n Jdss me," sh said. "Just after I told I him I had never met him before, but had heard lots about him, he took my hand and shook it. Then they called him to go forward and ac knowledge the cheers, and he left me there alone while the people crowded around him." Then the newspaper men, with commendable imagination, wired lit tie accounts to their papers of how Bonnie Maie, a vaudeville actress, had asked Capt. Hobson to allow her to kiss him, and how he had sidestepped and avoided the rush. MORE THAN HIS SHARE. Vonnj? Frenchman with 24 Fingrers and Toes Is Attracting: the At- ' tentiom of Scientists. Men with one extra finger or toe .may sometimes be seen, but very rare ly does one hear of br see a 'person with 24 fingers and toes. Consequently a servant of Marquis de Balincourt who is thus equipped is at present ex citing much interest among Euro pean scientists. ' V He is a young man and on each hand he has six well developed .fingers, while on each foot he has an equal number of well developed toes. It is not known whether he inherited, this anomaly, but the assumption is. that he did. His supernumerary members are , "T WENTT-FOpR'S" - HAND. (Frenchman Who Has More Than Share of Digits and Toes.) His of no special use to him, but he is never allowed to forget that he possesses them, as his comrades, for an obvious reason, have nicknamed him ''Twenty-four." Dr. Capitan, a well-known ethnolo gist, writing .on thi., subject says; "There are two forms of this singular phenomenon, the true qnd the hybrid In the true form, as seen in the case of the marquis servant, the supernumer ary fingers and toes are complete, ad ditional, members the t fingers being usually placed beside the "thumbs and the toes beside the great toes. 'In the hybrid form, on the other hand, the additional fingers arid Hoes are merely a result of the division whjch has taken place in the regular members. gS ; "The thumb, is the part usually af fected, and it may be divided . at the first joint, though' the division gener ally starts at the base. All the other fingers may be divided in a, similar manner; indeed, as many as 15 fingers have been found ononehand. Atavism is evidently the cause, but one would have to travel very far back in order to discover the origin of such fingers and toes." ,-' i ; Pipes Jf ot Used In Cuba. Cuba produces no tobacco for chew ing or for pipe-smoking. The Cubans who smoke pipes might be counted on one's fingers without making a sec ond, round on the fingers. The. cigar and the cigarette prevail. To what extent the Cuban cigarette might ever become popular with American smokers is a matter beyond determin ation. It is certain that most Amer icans of prolonged residence become, if they be smokers, addicted to Cu ban brands, and find difficulty in weaning themselves back to Amer ican brands on their return. Gennanjr'i Richest Citizen. Krupp, the German gunmaker, has a fortune of nearly $50,000,000, an in come of ; $4,000,000, and a, payroll of 80,000 persons. : : , Dainty Menu for Servants. ; King Edward of England has- or dered that the lower servants shall have in future not only joint for din ner, but also on alternate days a first tourse of fish or soup. v Mammoth Found in Siberia. The St. Petersburg Academy of Sci ence has received a telegram from the leader of , the . expedition which ' is shortly to bring the mammoth found in Siberia to St. Petersburg. The tele gram, which is dispatched from Ya kutsk, reports that the expedition was at that place on June 14. "It is proceed ing by steamer up the river, and will then journey overland to Kolymsk, which is 1,000 versts off, and where it expects ,to arrive in two and a half months. The mammoth found is unique of its kind. Its hair, skin and flesh are entirely preserved and there are remains of undigested food in its stomach. Jewels for the Forehead. There are hints from Paris of the return of the once fashionable fer voniere a jewel to' be worn on the forehead, and held in place either by a velvet band' or a fillet of cold. PEOGBESS IN LUZON. Substance of Gen. MacArthur's Re port Is Encouraging. Greater Part of the Philippine Arch ipelago He Declares to Be Under Civil Home Rule and Thor oughly Pacified. Gen. MacArthur's report on retir ing from command, in the Philippines is a record of advancement all along the line. He found guerrilla warfare still raging , in many districts. He leaves only a few bands in the hills, the greater part, of the archipelago under civil home rule, and at : peace, with industry and education advanc ing rapidly. ; " Gen. MacArthur rightly regards Funston's capture of Aguinaldo as the most important event of his ad ministration. "The capture, lie says,T "dispelled the growing tendency to idealize Aguinaldo's personality, which millions of natives believed ultimately would insure success for the . rebellion." - Aguinaldo -. at large and rarely visible was a demigod, to the .superstitious natives,, Brought within constant sight" and touch,' he has shrunk to his normal i and com monplace dimensions;. ' ; Gen. MacArthur approves Col. E. H. Crowder's plan for reforming the Philippine currency upon the gold standard. This proposes as . the standard of value a gold peso of 12.9 grains, just half the value ' of the American gold dollar, to be coined in convenient multiples, and ? a subsid iary coinage of subdivisions of the peso, these coins to be exchangeable for American ;rt two pesos for $1. .This is practically the plan success fully followed by Japan in, changing from the, silver to the gold, standard. Whether it would be better than, the plan , used in . reforming the Porto Rican currency need not now be dis cussed. x :- : ' : .- The opinion of so many 'European observers, that the Filipino '-will GEN. ARTHUR MACARTHUR. (Until Recently American Commander In the Philippines.) never make a. steady worker, is not shared by Gen. MacArthur. "The Filipino," he says, "will work when, properly paid, and the Chinese are not necessary, as has been asserted." He advises "the gradual decrease of the Chinese now in the islands," and evidently favors the application, of our exclusion law. Thus the British doctrine that the islands will never amount to anything industrially un less the Chinese be allowed to over run them is overthrown by American experience, just as many other Brit ish "colonial precedents" are being overthrown. " The much-debated "friar question," Gen. MacArthur believes, will easily be settled by the straightforward ap plication of our principle of the ab solute separation of state and church. "Properly speaking and Th broad, scope," he says, "there is no church question." Common-sense Americans have long held Gen. MacArthnr's evi dent view. That is, to give the friars exactly the same protection given others, and let the people have such priests as they wish. Then let con troversies over property be settled by the courts in the ordinary way. "To doubt the wisdom of the Unit ed States' remaining in the islands," says Gen. MacArthur, in conclusion, "is to doubt the stability of repub lican institutions, and amounts to a declaration that a nation thus gov erned is incapable of successfully re sisting strains , that arise naturally from its own freedom and productive energy." That is why the. United States stays in the Philippines and will there remain. Their future will depend chiefly on the fitness of the natives for self-government, and to some extent on the construction of our constitution by the supreme court. The Pastor's Ruse Worked. A minister in a Kansas town regret fully learned that the church collec tions were diminishing in. amount. On a recent Sabbath he inf ormed his con gregation, just before the plates were passed round, that the members who were in debt were not expected to con tribute. To his delight he later was informed that the collection was dou ble the ugual sunt. . EDWARD HUBERT BUTLER. Buffalo Xewipaper Man Who Is Mem tloned for Successor to Mr. Piatt in .the Senate. Edward Hubert Butler, who is men tioned as the successor of Thomas Collier Piatt in the United . States senate,; is the editor and proprietor of the Buffalo News and one of the most popular men in the state. Some idea of how favorably he : is regarded by all classes may be gathered when it is - said that recently Mr. Butler was indorsed ?by all the. newspapers with out .exception for the mayoralty next fall. The possible senator is now in his fifty-first year. He, is a native of Le Boy, N. Y., and began his career as a newspaper man in that city. Pre- - EDWARD HUBERT BUTLER. (Possible Successor of Mr. Piatt In United ' States Senate.) viously to his establishment of the Buffalo News he worked as an active newspaper man in New York . and Pennsylvania. For seven years he made the ' Sunday "( News a success. Then he; launched put into the daily field ' and founded the evening paper which he now owns and . which has since grown into one of the most im portant journals in ? the state. For many, years he has been an influential member of the republican party. In 1896 he was a presidential elector.-and again in 1900, and he was . presiding officer of the electoral college on the assembling of that body. He .'has iiever .held a; political office, nor has he ever sough t one, ; but it ; is . under-; stood he wcrnld not object if called. t? r ADMIRAL HOWISON. ' Appointed to" Serve in Ktmberly'i , . - Place on the Sampson-Schley ' Inquiry ' Commission. ' "; The naw department ha& . desier' nated Rear Admiral Henry L. -How-ison, of Yonkers, N. Y.,' to serve with Admiral Dewey and . Bear. .; Admiral Benham on the Sampson-Schley com mission.--": ' '' -; ' Howison is one of the youngest re tired Officers of his grade, having been retired . October 10, 1899, when he reach d the age of 62.' t During the early -part of the war he served prin cipally on blockade ; duty, but later participated in , the battle of " Mobile bay as commander of the United States ship Bienville. It is rather an interesting coincidence that he was in command of the cruiser Vandalia at Samoa, which later went down in the hurricane in Apia harbor while flying the flag of Rear Admiral Kim berly, who had succeeded him as se- ADMIRAL. H. L. HOWISON. (Member of the Sampson-Schley Inquiry Commission.) nior officer on the station, and whom he now succeeds on this court. He was in command of the Boston yard during the Spanisn war, and . later was commander of the South Atlantic, station. He made the famous long distance cruise around Africa in the Chicago, as the last act of his active career, arriving inNew York the -day before Dewey arrived in the Oylmpia. It will be remembered, that, although he outranked Sampson, who was in command of the receiving fleet at that time, he refrained from assuming, command, but courteously allowed Sampson to do the honors upon that occasion. - ' : -, V - . Marrioee Reduces Grime. In every 1,000 bachelors there are 3S criminals; in every 1,000 married men there are only 18 criminals. ' Gray Hone Live Lonscit. It i said that grayv horses Ur kmger than those of a&y other colov. . i . ' . . i .. ,; ',,.v . A Uitt' A. I HX UU ft l: A t n h ITS AIMS ARE NOBLE. Plan of the. Christian Builders Union of Chicago. Would Restore Harmony Between Capital and Labor by Making the Golden Rule the Guide of Every Transaction.. II the Christian Builders union succeeds in its purpose the time will come when there will be neither la bor unions, strikes nor lock-outs. Every man in the building trades will be a teetotaler and a Christian gen tleman. , It is hardly expected that buildings "will be erected in Chicago to an accompaniment of prayer and psalm singing, but there, will certain ly be praise and thanksgiving if the new . organization , accomplishes its aim. employers and employes have differences they will apply the good old golden rule, and strive with good will and mediation to reach a just solution of their difficulties. ; 7 ' "I found I had to quit either my church or the union," -said Henry P. Berck, a contracting carpenter-;: at 1080 West Harrison street, Chicago, who has been the prime mover, in the new organization. "At the union meetings many of the men cursed and , flourished revolvers, and as a Christian man I , concluded - it was time for me to get out. I noticed also that the' old unions worked against each other, and that 'many of the members .were addicted to drink, which is the great curse of mankind. It seemed to me that it was time Christian workingmen got together, to form an organization and do business on Christian, principles. "Our union started with 60 charter members, and we have many applica tions from men in all parts of Chicago, and even from other states. Our or ganization does not attempt to fix a scale of wages, and it is wholly differ ent from the old unions.'. It -takes in' employers as well as wage workers. We also admit dealers in building ma- 1 1. CHRISTIAN BUILDERS UNION. , (Trade-Mark Adopted by a Peculiar Chi cago Organization.) terial, and we shall take in honest real estate men, though it is hard to find honest men among them. ' t ; "In order to be admitted to full membership a man must be a Chris tian, but we will take others on proba tion. We shall have devotional meet ings' at the churches from time ; to time, and we purpose organizing a Catholic branch for the benefit of members of that church, several of whom have asked to join. As all mem bers will be Christians, business will be done xn the Christian policy of live and let live. There will be no strikes or lockouts, for if employer and em ploye can't agree they will go their separate ways. Every member must sign a pledge promising not to touch, taste or handle any intoxicating liquor while a member, of the organization. We believe liquor to be the cause of many evils, especially among working men, and we intend to fight it all along the line. We shall also discourage the use. of tobacco; and members are ex pected to abstain from profanity. "You ask liow our union is going to help its members in a material way? Well, here is a printed list of the mem bers just issued. It contains all their names ana addresses, ciassmea Dy trades, and contractors are indicated by stars, , This directory will be issued from time to time and will- be an im portant feature of the organization, We expect members to help their fel lows. Christian contractors will nat urally prefer to employ Christian men. On the ot her hand, la boring men can apply to these contractors with" the assurance of receiving Christian treatment. Members are expected to aid each other in finding employment. If one of them hears of an open job he will notify some friend in the union who may be in need of work. ; In other words, the union,. will run on the prin ciple of cooperation and Christian helpfulness. When we are thoroughly organized we believe it will be possible to put up a building without the labor disturbances now so common. Mr. Berck has been chosen president of the union. The vice president is C. D. Hill, a contracting painter at 274 Claremont ' avenue. The secretary is Frank Marshall, a carpenter at Har vey, and he has an a ssistant in the per son of W. T. Hart, a cabinet maker at Wrightwood and Avers avenues. The m lp treasurer is Richard Oates, a car penter living at 295 Campbell avenue. President Berck's shop at 1080 West Harrison street is the headquarters of the union. The Equal of Thirty Hem. A machine that will do the work of 50 expert, mathematicians is being tfonstructed by the government in its cientific instrument shop on Capitol hill in Washington. It is to be an Improvement on an instrument in, use in the bureau of the coast survey, in charge of calculating the tides. ' AT RT7TT W TTHfTlTTWC - aaaMa a . V W W Brief Sketch of the Career of the Rei publicum Candidate for Governor . of the Havrkeye State. - Albert B. Cummings, the republic an candidate for governor, of , Iowa, is a leading lawyer of ; Des Moines. He was born February 15, 1850, near Carmichael, PaM the son of Thomas L. and Sarah B. (Fennekien) Cum mins. . Mr. Cummins-passed through the public schools of his native town and later entered college at Waynes burg, Pa. He became a resident, of Iowa in 1869, when he was 19. ;V In 1871 he removed to Fort Wayne'Ind., where, after a brief term as assist ant surveyor of Allen county, he "be came division engineer and then as sistant chief engineer in the service ' ALBERT B. CUMMINS. (Nominated for Governor by the Repub- , .. . licana of Iowa.) ; ., of the Cincinnati, Richmond .& Fort Wayne road. Having decided to study rv. remoS-ed to Chicco in 1?TJ i-.i?. ctinift-f; liint -ist-Vm 6.iV.:,"t f . . old firm of McClellan & Hedges. In 1878 he settled in Des Moines, where he has since resided. He was not prominent in polities' until 1887, when he was selected, on account of . personal popularity to lead the anti-prohibition fight in Polk . county. He did so, defeating the re--publican candidate f or ' the legisla-; ture in a cloe. finish. He maintained his opposition to the party on'; the prohibition issue as late as .1891". v - .-. . ':'', WILLI AM B. RID GEL Y. - Chicaaror Bankers Urgre Senator Cul . lom's Son-ln-Law for Comp- . r ' troller of the Currency. A current political story is that William. Barret Ridgely, of Chicago, may succeed Charles G. Dawes as comp troller -of the: currency. Shortly after Maj. McKinley was elected to the pres idency the first time he appointed Mr. Ridgely postmaster at Springfield. Mr. Ridgely resigned in 1S99 to become sec retary of the Republic Iron and Steel company, with headquarters in - Chi cago. Since that time he has been a resident of Chicago. Mr. Ridgely was born and reared in Springfield, where the Ridgely family, one of the wealth iest and most prominent in the Illi nois capital, has been engaged in the banking business for three' genera tions. After being graduated from the WILLIAM B. RIDGELY. , (Slated to Succeed Mr. Dawes as Comp troller of Currency.) Rensselaer Polytechnic institute in 1879, he entered the coal and iron busi ness in Springfield, becoming the prac tical head of the Springfield Iron comv pany. He also was for a time vice pres ident'of the Ridgely national bank. In Chicago his winter home is at the Vir ginia hotel and his summer residence at Highland Park. .. . The fact that Senator Culloin, Mr. Ridgely's father-in-law, has recently returned from a visit to the president at Canton gives additional significance to the Ridgely boom. 1 i 1 1 i J h . . . : J - . Hi t " ,11, - . Hlfi : mi ill ill Mil i l l In ii i -iiii ni.mil nr iw in- irMiwrw ninniiiiiiini ii-mn.