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BROTHEFI CHARLES P
HAS GREATLY AIDED WM. H.TAFT
IN RACE FOR FAME.
Cincinnati Editor Is a Man of Hobbies,
the Biggest of Which Is the Re
publican Candidate for
President.
Cincinnati. In a quiet corner office
of a high building which he owns, in
this city, with only a bookkeeper to
keep him company, you will find any
day, when he is not in New York
looking at old masters and porcelains
a quiet, slim, white bearded man. But
for him William H. Taft might never
have gone to the Philippines or be
come secretary of war or a candidate
for president.
"Did we beat the P on the base
ball extra last night?" Charles P. Taft
Charles P. Taft.
calls downstairs to the editor of the
newspaper which he owns. He en
Joys his newspaper which has as live
ly headlines as any In the mlddl'
west Baseball interests him equall
with Gainsboroughs and Sir Joshuas
He owns a large Interest in the Cln
cinnati baseball club, in the gas work:
and the street car lines, In the leading
hotel and the opera house, not to men
tion much real estate; or rather, h
and his wife together. Her fortune
he has multiplied.
One day the editor told him of 8
smart baseball reporter who was look
ing wistfully at a broken dow& leagu'
team and sighing for capital. "How
much do you want?" Charles P
asked the reporter. "One hundred
thousand dollars." "Very good," said
Charles P., who had been watching
that young man for a year. "We'll go
into partnership." A quiet man who
makes business deals in this fashion
naturally needs only a bookkeeper
and when he wants a stenographer he
can send for one downstairs in the
editor's office.
Everything the "Herr Doktor," as
he was called among his fellow Amer
lean students at Hiedelberg, has
touched since he came home from
finishing his education in Germany
seems to have turned into money or
art. He has been a Republican, most-
' ly with the local boss, though some
times against him. On the boardings
of the city he has been cartooned vil
lalnously as a sinister "interest," and
smiled over it and bought another
china jar. In matters of music and
art, Cincinnati agrees that he is her
foremost citizen. "How do you like
the interior of the hotel?" he asks the
visitor from out of town, for Charles
P. looked to the mural decorations in
person. They are deservedly praised
In the 'r,enlng he goes to an old
fashioned house, once the Long
worths', whose domestic establish
ment Is maintained for less than that
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if many houses occupied by a man of
one-twentieth his income. But no one
of moderate means could afford such
furnishings. To be vulgar about it,
there are well over a million dollars'
worth of art treasures In the Taft
home.
ONLY WOMAN CABBY IN RUSSIA.
Received Rough Treatment at First,
But Is Now Popular.
Moscow. Russia can boast only one
feminine "cabby." This phenomenon
is to be found in Moscow. She is
lark, fat and 50 and her name is
Anna Petrovna.
Moscow is more conservative than
even other Russian towns therefore,
when she began to drive a sledgo peo
ple called her "bezobrazju" or sense
less. She took to cab driving to sup
port her family. Her husband, a ma
son, was injured years ago by falling
from some scaffolding. This whiter
her only son, who kept the family -pot
boiling by cab driving, died of typhoid.
She followed his coffin to the snow-
clad cemetery without the town-and
on her return home went to the little
3table for the horse. Once, when still
a well-to-do peasant's daughter, she
knew how to drive. She harnessed the
horse, put on her dead son's cap and
nadded cloak and drove to the open
jpaco near the Kremlin where drivers
wait for fares. The plucky woman
vas greeted by a chorus of jeers from
he men already on the rack and the
Towd which collected plied her with
luestions, satirical compliments and
snowballs. As nobody had the cour
ige to take a sledge which attracted
o much attention Anna Petrovna re
urned home that night without having
ibtained a single passenger and the
ittle horse got straw instead of oats
"or his supper. It is to be feared that
'ts new owner got still less. But next
nornlng she returned to the Kremlin,
Treatly to the Joy of the crowd.
Her first fare was a short-sighted
ieneral from the provinces who did
lot realize he was being driven by a
voman till he reached his destination
ind was proud to think his new uni
'orm attracted so much attention. He
vas so angry when he discovered the
ruth that he gave Anna Petrovna
nly half the amount he had bargained
or (there are no fixed fares in Rus
ia so that you can go as far for a
ent as for a dollar If you possess the
.ecessary talent for haggling) and
old her to go home and cook her hus
band's dinner. "I've got to earn it
Irst, excellency," was her spirited re
ort, which so pleased one of the spec
ators that he hired her for a long
ourse.
But "Senseless" Anna's troubles
were not over. The cabbies at the
Iremlln swore revenge. First they
ried to make her drunk and, when
that failed, spread a report among the
loafers that she would give a bottle of
vodka to the first man who hired her
before noon next day. When she
drove to the stand next morning she
was besieged by would-be passengers
and the four strongest, who fought
their way into her sledge, ordered her
to drive to a vodka shop at the other
end of the town, thinking it best to
get as long a drive as possible for
nothing. Of course, on arriving at
their destination they demanded the
vodka. On her indignant refusal they
set about pulling the sledge to pieces
and cutting the harness. The poor
woman fought them lustily, receiving
several cuts on her face and losing
several teeth. At last the police inter
fered and the whole party was taken
to the depot. Anna Petrovna told her
story so well that she was discharged
Before many hours were over al
Moscow had heard of the woman cab
by and all Moscow went to look at her
She quickly became the most populai
person in the town. New harness was
bought for her by subscription and it
was considered "the thing" to be driv
en about by Anna Petrovna. She has
now bought a second horse and plies
so good a trade that, were it not for
the fear of sharing the rough treat
ment she got at first, other women
would follow her example.
CARE OF SOFT-WOOD FLOOR.
Method Advocated by Writer In Su
burban Life.
A soft-wood floor can be made just
as attractive and as easily kept clean
as a hardwood floor, according to Su
burban Life. I have used the follow
ing method with success on my floors:
First, the floor must . be thoroughly
cleaned, then planed smooth and the
cracks filled. An excellent preparation
for filling cracks is made as follows:
Put some sawdust in a dish, and pour
enough boiling water over it to cover
it, and let it stand until it is almost
pulpy, stirring occasionally. When
the sawdust has reached this stage,
put it over a fire and boil until it is
about the same consistency as good
paste. Strain off all moisture, and add
enough thin glue-water to soften a lit
tle. Press this into the cracks be
tween boards and let it harden. The
next step is to go over the surface of
the floor with a good, ready prepared
wood-filler, which may be bought of
any dealer in varnishes. When the
filler has dried, apply several coats
of floor varnish. To keep such floors
clean, all that is needed is a dally
brushing over with a broom, over
which there has been slipped a cheese
cloth bag, and an occasional wiping
over with linseed oil, applied sparing
ly, and rubbed in with the grain of
the wood.
BEST FORM OF WHITEWASH.
German Preparation Is Declared to
Be Waterproof.
A formula for a whitewash which
can be applied to lime walls and which
afterward becomes waterproof, so as
to bear washing, is given by a German
paper. Resenchek of Munich, mixes
together the powder from three parts
of slllclous rock (quartz), three parts
of broken marble and sandstone, also
two parts of burned porcelain clay,
with two parts of freshly slaked lime,
still warm. In this way a wash is made
which forms a silicate if often wetted
becoming after a time almost like
stone. The four constituents mixed
together give the ground color, to
which any pigment that can be .used
with lime is added. It is applied quite
thickly to the wall or other surface,
let dry one day and the next day fre
quently covered with water, which
makes it waterproof. This wash can
be cleansed with water without losing
any of its color; on the contrary, each
time it gets harder, so that it can even
be brushed, while Its porosity makes it
look soft The wash, or calcimine, can
be used for ordinary purposes, as well
as for the' finest painting. A so-called
fresco surface can be prepared with it
in' a dry way.
Mania Sunar Cake.
Put one pound of shaved maple
sugar,' bne-half of a pound of butter
and four tablespoonfuls of milk in a
r B
saucepan; let it cook slowly until the
butter is melted; take from the fire
and cool slightly, but add while still
hot one-half of an ounce (one table
spoonful) of ground ginger and three
quarters of a pound of sifted flour.
Beat thoroughly, add a heaping table-
spoonful of baking powder and bake in
thin sheets. This quantity of flour
will be too much for spring wheat, but
I should add a little at a time until
the cake is the proper consistency.
This is very rich and delicious, but
should be used while warm.
More flour may be added to the
same batter, the baking powder omit
ted; the dough after being well worked
may be rolled thin, cut in small cakes
and baked in a moderate oven.
Baked Eggplant.
Drop the eggplant in hot water and
simmer five minutes; remove it, cut
into halves lengthwise, and take out
the inside; chop this, add an equal
part of soft bread crumbs, a small cup
of chopped nuts, and seasoning of salt
and pepper and a tablespoonful of but
ter cut into bits. Heap the two shells
and hake in a hot oven 20 minutes,
basting with melted butter mixed with
hot water.
HAZY.
Publisher The third chapter in this
manuscript is so blurred I can't make
it out.
Author Yes; that is where I used
London atmosphere. That is the fog,
you know.
ITCHING HUMOR ON BOY
His Hands Were a Solid Mass, and
Disease Spread All Over Body
Cured In 4 Days By Cuticura.
"One day we noticed that our little
boy was all broken out with itching
3ores. We first noticed it on his little
hands. His hands were not as bad
then, and we didn't think anything
serious would result But the next day
we heard of the Cuticura Remedies
being so good for itching sores. By
:his time the disease had spread all
over his body, and his hands were
nothing but a solid mass of this itch
ing disease. I purchased a box of Cuti
cura Soap and one box of Cuticura
Ointment, and that night I took the
Cuticura Soap and lukewarm' water
and washed him well. Then I dried
him and took the Cuticura Ointment
and anointed him with it. I did this
every evening and in four nights he
was entirely cured. Mrs. Frank Don
ahue, 208 Fremont St., Kokomo, Ind.,
Sept. 16, 1907."
Not the Chair.
He was a collector for an install
ment house, new at the business, and
sensitive about performing an unpleas
ant duty. He was - particularly em
barrassed because the lady upon whom
he had called to perform this unpleas
ant duty was so exceedingly polite,
still, the van was at the door, the lady
was in arrears in her payments, and
be remembered his duty.
"Good morning," said the lady. "It's
a beautiful day, isn't it?"
"Beautiful," he agreed.
"Won't you take a chair?" she said.
"Er no, thank you, not this morn
ing," he stammered. "I've come to
take the piano!" Exchange.
Readjusted Conditions.
"Do you think these trusts and mer
gers have put the great capitalists on
terms of friendship?"
"Not as a rule," answered Diistln
Stax. "It has simply brought the
fighting to closer range." Washington
Star.
The place should not honor the man,
but the man the place. Agesilaus.
CI
P HAY FEVER
1 1 1 111 I' tf you suffer, call or
till' write me at once and learn
I' nt ftnmpr.hlnir vml will ho mMita.
tal for the rest of your Ufe. Rkv. j. r.
Radkii, 823 Broadway, Denver, Colorado.
WIDOWS'unJer NEW LAW obtained
PENSIONS Washington C. 0.
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