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JEW YORK. —Sol. Robinski, who
1 had taken Phil Breltenkopf’s place
t the Busy Bee’s pie counter, while
>h!! was up In the Catskills on his va
ation. said he had never hean« of
iimplo Simon and th© pieman, sc that
1( . could not go back to the be
inning of the history of the pit In
ustry. But Sol could glance V*vk
ard from his Ann street booth d*er
period of eleven and one-half years
k ; service In tho making, carving and
herring of fresh pies, and it was his
Jplnlon that, take it the year round,
sinter and summer, and all the rest,
hie was about the best seller in Ann
itrcet. Sol oven went so far as to
tay that the pie eaters outnumbered
(he devotees of the Ice cream cone
Ind the hot waffles combined —that
|f among the office boy connoisseurs
Ann street.
Which was a flat contradiction of
|h<- startling news which throbbed
mer the wires the other day from
Chicago, that tho American people
kere losing their taste for pie.
As luck would have It, the Chicago
pmnrd reached Ann street just as the
tush hour for pies—pies and other
things, of course, like those luscious
lot roasted frankfurters, those tempt
ing one-cent lee cream cones, and
p off
• or
1 be
cal a
'upid Halts Court
IICAC.O. —Cupid stole into Munici
pal Judge Dolan’s court the other
moon, became bo noisy that ho in-
terrupted tho proceedings for A full
half hour and finally forced the court
to give him precedence over all legal
The court room was warm and a trial
lad been dragging along throughout
the day. There had been a constant
hitting uoise In tho rear of the room
that was extremely disconcerting, but
the court was unable to locate it.
finally there was heard a sharp
imack such as Judge Dolan was sure
ie bad heard somewhere before.
a per
K to
The buxzing continued and the
udge’s eye Anally nested on a couple
m a bench In the rear of the room.
They were casting loving glances and
alklpg in animated tones and he
latched them. Suddenly a hand slid
•ver and surreptitiously squeezed an
ither smaller hand. There was a fu
-louh blush, another loving glance and
•very evidence of another impending
t Curt
The judge could stand It no longer
•nd looked for his trusty bailiff. He
r&B not in evidence. Then the court
090 in his might and said:
two in the back of the couri
•oni win have to stop talking. I
•a t hea»‘ the witness. If you want
he eyes
air Bathers and Big Rats Use Beach
41 na'.uN
and h*r
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P ANSTON, ILL.—Mr bathersand
In lhoUßand * of rats are contesting
r he possession of the bathing beach
Dempster street and Green
*oO(l boulevard.
I far honors are about even
", warfare which has been going
" for nearly a week. The rats have
J'! unable to prevent the bather*
* nva<lln * th « beach, and the bath-
Have been unable to frighten away
Ito ratg
J., ’ r ‘‘ all tho rats came from is not
>». l»ut the fact remains that thou
. 8 of the rodents have burrowed
' ’ B,de a of the bank along the
’ <lu * holes In the sand and
8 1 refuge under the piers.
t •*»'* °*
M for Mi
«h Coal Out of the Susquehanna
-Adelhha. — When coal is
>r(U < lt!d on a Pennsylvania farm
»bnn< UR 1110 Susquehanna river, little
we does not grab his coal hod
BCo °t for the cellar. Instead he
u, . * h,s boat, Pulls out into the
'wing Dd hto hod to over-
J ° Johnnie doesn't fish with
ppar.t ne ’ nor yet w Hb a net. H*s
lt .Jrconsists of a wire scooo.
i r j llke a shovel and not dlssir>
h.i. lnlnnow net - w,tk “ el<ht
u bon An ® hie boat Is a broad,
i*rnk? mea afll 'i’ , » sometimes with
bullt llke * with
ttn nf o ! capacity and the mini
itch draught; for the coal fisher’s
r. u usually made in shallow war
r w eJi* < 2 tch 11 * B Hke any coal you
na e . * J h,b ran of the river coal
innk. . from little flakes to
it u yo«r bead. But most
“ «aihr than gen eotk Goal
Says Pies
(w£ 5£H KORF
r j <?5
ys in Demand
thos© tall, amber-colored glasses of
orangeade, to mention only
a few of the Busy Bee's noontime deli
cacies. 80l Robinski said that the
Nght and the only man to see about
this here pie question was Phil Breiten
kopf, than whom there was no higher
pie authority in the whole city.
“Phil’s the boy that can talk to you
about pie,” explained Sol. "That fel
ow is a regular whatyer call genius
when it comes to knowing what kind
of a pie it is before ho cuts It. How
does he know’ It? How can I tell
you? if 1 knew, wouldn’t I do ft my
‘ ol has a wide, all-round experience
in Ann street and they say he is the
highest salaried man in th© Busy
B<e b employ, but in tho matter of
Pie he is not the equal of his old
tutor, Phil Breitenkopf.
“In hot weather, it is all pie, pie,
pie. For three cents they get half a
pie, and for two cents they get a
glass of milk. Perhaps if they have
more than five cents for lunch, y’un
derstand. they blow it in on root beer
or ice cream co-en, but first they must
have pie and milk.”
While he talked. Sol kept both
hands working dishing out pies. There
were all kinds. As Sol said, there was
fresn apfel and huckleberry and cus
tard ,’ind lemon meringk. All very
fine. The boys would point to this
kind or that, and Sol would bisect it
with his long knife, balance the half
on the flat of tho blade and pass a
toothsome morsel out over the heads
o! the crowd, never once dropping the
pie or missing the right customer.
While Lovers Wed
r-tr .Oh
to spoon you will have to go outside.
The court is no place for It” X
The hands slid apart and tho
**l beg your pardon, your honor,"
he said. "We come in here to get
married and were waiting for you to
get through with the case. We didn’t
come in here to spoon and we didn’t
mean to, but we just couldn’t help it.’’
The attorneys engaged in the trial,
W. M. Cook and Benjamin Samuels,
at once moved that court take a re
cess that the ceremony might be
performed. The judge said that he
would be only too happy to do so,
and the principals at once retired to
the judge’s chambers, where Charles
Hartung and Miss Sadie Katz, both of
Chicago, were married, with the at
torneys as witnesses.
"Now that the case of Dan Cupid
has been disposed of, we will resume
the trial.*’ said Judge Dolan, again
taking his seat on the bench.
Many bathers, while walking along
the beach, have suddenly stepped into
boles which the rats have dug, and
have been Ailed with dismay when,
with angry squeal, large gray and
brown rats have turned and snapped
at them.
John J. Morgan, manager of a com
pany which is engaged in the work of
exterminating vermin, stated that It
was not an unusual thing for rats to
take up their abode along the lake
shores in summer. The hundreds of
dead Ash which are cast up by the
waves, he said, attract the rats In
large numbers. “The rats burrow in
the rand, at the foot of the banks, In
large numbers" said Mr. Morgan.
"Then, too, the hot weather may have
something to do with the condition.
The rats will swim out in the water la
hot weather and will also make their
homes in the wet sands along the edge
of the water."
The rats tn many cases are extreme
ly large and savage, and threaten to
attack persoon* who disturb them.
from the mines Is bright and sninv
end al) angles that reflect the ligbt-
Rlver coal Is neither angular nor
shiny. Every piece of it is worn down,
buffed, rounded off like a beach peb
ble, with an exterior as dull as ground
* Ever since men began delving for
coal the operator has cast aside as
refuse thousands upon thousands o
tons of good oosl, flung It out on tbo
culm heaps. What is his lossin the
gain of the coal Ashers in the river
low. into this stream, hr ‘ •
feeders, the mountain brooks, coal is
washed by the rains, which <,oop
gulUes in the faces of the culm banks
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KALI ondlterDirklemple
HUCH as the Eng-
H • h authorities
would like to abol
ish the appalling In
dian worship of
Kali, the Goddess of
Revolution, the pop
ularity of her little
shrine within easy reach of govern
ment house seems to increase year
by year. Million of followers jour
ney every year from all parts of
Bengal to bow before the god. And
the strangest part of the whole
thing Is that this worship is not
confined to the more ignorant of
the Hindoos, but Is participated in
to an equal degree by those who
have had the advantage of Euro
pean residence and education. Al
though formerly there was a daily
sacrifice of human life before Kali,
since the British occupation she has
had to be satisfied with goats and
sheep. But even today th© sight
of the dally slaying of 15? jf these
dumb creatures before the shrine
of the Insatiable goddess is one that
few foreigners can stand.
Kali is known to the revolution
ists of India as the Mother; she has
four arms; her hands are covered
with blood; In one she holds aloft
a dripping sword and in the other
a freshly severed head; from her
neck hangs a string of beads; her
feet are on the body of her hus
band. the god Siva. The temple of
Kall is two miles from government
house. ou pass at one bound from
Europe to Asia, for the road sud
denly assumes a tropical aspect.
Cxicoanut palms spring aloft out of
water tax ks and instead of splendid
buildlhrv you see nothing but mud
huts thatched with grass. The
avenue to the tem
ple is a narrow lane
of dark, box-llkc
shops Ailed with rc
ligiotis ware clav
models of the god
doss, garlands o:
marigold, the sacred
Bower, hideous col
ored prints of Kali
and charms to keep
away the evil eye.
The pilgrims who
come from every
part of Bengal to
worship at this
shrine And their
creature comforts In
the food piled on
copper dishes
sweet meats and
fried stuffs about
which the Ales
swarm in hungry
hordes. An evil
smelling place It is. No sooner do you
alight from the carriage than you are
beseiged by ragged unkempt men who
call themselves priests and seek to
prove their holiness by displaying the
sacred thread worn by the Brahmans.
One ruffian takes possession of you
only to encounter the clamor of oth
ers, but after a little argument they
come to terms and the latest arrivals
go in search of other prey.
Along a narrow alley thronged with
perspiring natives you reach the
shrine of the elephant-headed god.
Ganesh —a little cubbyhole of stone
and plaster where the god reposes in
red relief, garlanded with marigolds.
Elbowing our way through the
crowd we penetrate to the court of
the temple of Kali, where men, wom
en and children swarm like bees,
screaming and thrusting their way to
the horrible shrine. The stones are
stained with pools of blood that lie
near a cross-piece of wood shaped like
a guillotine. It Is here that the sheep
and goats are slain amid revolting
scenes. The heads are collected and
given to the poor, but the bodies and
skins belong to the pilgrims and the
priest. In the shadow of the shrine—
a plain stone structure —is a barren
looking tree smeared with red paint
and from the bare branches hang
hundreds of little stones tied with hu
man hair, for women who are child
less worship this tree and the stones
and hair are pledges of gifts If a child
should be born to them.
The temple Itself stands in the cen
ter —small and mean to the eye. The
main entrance Is closed except during
the early hours of the morning, but
there is a side door that opens Into
what looks like a bottomless pit—all
dark and dreadful. Through this door
presses a mob of men, women and
children, eager to do pujah, or rev
erence. to the goddess of destruction.
Only Hindoos are permitted to ascend
the steps and enter the temple and
others have to be content to crane
their necks from the courtyard, while
their priestly guides strive to press
back the stream of worshippers. In or
der to get a passing glimpse of Kall
In her house of darkness. One catches
a glimmer of crimson and gold
through the noisome blackness of the
pit that seethes with humanity. This
was Kall dripping blood and putting
How Aviators
Hubert Latham Was a Street par Con.
ductor Before Flying Career—
Borno Others.
Hubert Latham began bls career as
a consumptive street ear conductor,
doomed by the doctors. But either
the doctors were wrong or flying to
conducive to health, for Hubert Lath
am to still aitve and well, having
flown more mfiea and won more prtea
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pie urged up
on our notice —a gentle little creature
perfectly formed and 50 years old. If
Barnum had happened upon him us
would not be seeking a precarious liv
ing in the temple of Kall, for no dwarf
was ever a more real and gracefol min
iature of a man. As we pushed
through the throng our guide pointed
out the shrines of another Ganesh. a
Vishnu, with ten arms and legs, and
a pale Buddha, whose serene compos
ure looked strangely out of place in
the midst of this warlike and sangui
nary mob of deities. Each shrine has
Its own Brahman attendant who holds
out an Itching palm to visitor and pil
grim alike.
Three fakirs sat on the steps of the
Japanese Have Converted the Field of
Mukden Into a Beautiful
A recent traveler through Man
churia gives us a picture and a de
scription of the great cemetery which
the Japanese have nearly completed
and which some time ago they conse
crated to the Russian dead who fell
in the battles about Mukden.
In their precipitate retreat the
armies of the czar left thousands
upon thousands of their fallen com
rades unburied. After the signing of
the treaty of peace the soldiers of
the Mikado collected every last bone
and every bit of ragged uniform and
every broken weapon which the Rus
sians had left upon the field and
buried them with soldierly honors.
In the center of this vast plat they
Inclosed by a white marble fencing a
reserved space for those who had evi
dently been officers.
Over the graves of the common sol
diers iron crosses, in the Greek form,
were erected and over the graves of
commanders crosses of white marble.
Then as a pivot to the converging
lines they reared a terrace, and on
the terrace built a marble temple, all
at a cost of 50,000 yen. When the
work was ready for dedicatory rites,
they Invited Russian ecclesiastics
from Peking. Harbin and Vladivostok,
together with such military command
ers as were near, to assemble for re-
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» ... —— one of whom recently died, not in the
money than any other aviator in the a,r « but where most men die In bed
world. % have been regarded among the world’s
The Wright brothers ran a bicycle foremost manufacturers of flying ma*
hop in a small American city when chines, and the property or the flrm to
they first began to realise the possi- reputed to be worth close to a million
billties of the developing motor car dollars.
iow«r plant as a means to the solu
tion of the aerial problem. They
made themselves the first mon In the
world to get off the ground with a
man-carrying power-drtveo machine
out her gold
It was a re
lief to turn
from this hid
eous mu m
mery to the
c ourtyard
again where
children play
ed and older
pilgrims squat
ed and ate and
t h e m s e 1 ves
with yellow
g a r lands.
Among them
was a dwarf
whom the peo-
Honors to Russian Dead
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ghat amid cinders and ashes Tr.e
face of one was grey with ashes. An
other sat in the attitude of Buddha.
tor many years," whispered my
guide, in awctricken tones, "this fa
kir has not uncrossed his legs." Fa
kirs or ascetics do this sort of
penance. One will hold up an arm
tiil it withers and becomes use
less; another will stand on one leg
for years and a third never rises from
the ground. The faithful supply all
their wants and acquire merit thereby.
One of these men held his head so
proud and looked at us from under
level brows with the most beautiful
eyes in the world. When one looked
lower and saw the twisted and wiz
ened legs one turned away with a
shudder. He took the rupee Aung to
him with the most haughy air imag
inable. It was evident that he was
convinced of his holiness and imagined
that torture had lifted him far above
the rest of human kind.
To what depths the worship of Kali
can descend will be understood when
it is recalled that she was the patron
goddess of the Thugs, a Hindoo sect,
who devoted their lives to highway
robbery. They entered Into friendly
conversation with strangers on the
high road and, at a convenient mo
ment, strangled them to death and
made off with their goods. It is less
than 50 year* since the last of their
number was hanged after a relentless
war with the British authorities.
ligious service in this chapel, where,
amid the assembled men of both
races, the land was solemnly conse
crated as a resting place for the Rus
sian dead.
We think we have not done badly
when fifty year* after the battle of
Gettysburg we invite the surviving
Confederates to meet us where they
fought us, and with their northern
fellow citizens give thanks today for
a united country. But the "Japs" have
bettered as well as anticipated our
act For within Ave years of the
battle of Mukden they laid out ths
Aeld as a cemetery for their con
quered enemies, buried them decent
ly, had religious rite* celebrated by
priest* of their own faith, and paid
personal tribute to the courage and
loyalty of the men they had van
quished. All this without one word of
suggestion from outside.—The Ad
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