The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, August 31, 1905, Image 5

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Rents in Lincoln are so high as to
be almost prohibitive.
There is much activity in real es
tate circles in Omaha.
Many horses will take part in the
speed events of the state fair this
Wm. Morley and wife of Colfax
county last week celebrated their
golden wedding.
The Citizens Security bank of Wal
lace has been authorized by the state
r banking board. The capital stock is
In the storm Monday night the barn
of H. S. Stanley near Howe, was
struck by lightning and entirely con
The Owens Concrete Post company
of Omaha has filed articles of incor
noration with the secretary of state.
The capital stock is $6,000.
The wife of Peter Olson, residing in
Chapman precinct, Saunders county,
was adjudged insane by the board
and taken to the Lincoln asylum.
J. C. Peterson of Dallas county, a
member of the Arkansas legislature,
has committed suicide by shooting
himself through the head with a
The rooms of the supreme court de
partment of the state capitol have
been improved by the placing of steel
ceilings in the court rooms and prin
cipal offices.
The large barn belonging to Tim
Ruhl north of Exeter was struck by
lightning and totally destroyed. One
thousand bushels of wheat and much
farm machinery was burned.
The fall term of the supreme court
will begin Tuesday. September 19.
Deputy Clerk Selmour and assistants
are preparing the records in a large
number of cases to be heard the first
week of the session.
ine vv estbrook-Gibbons elevator
at Glenwood was struck by lightning
last week. It caught fire and was
completely destroyed, together with
its entire contents, about 9,000 bushels
of corn, wheat and oats.
Hail and wind did damage in Knox
county, about eight miles from Creigh
ton. Some of the hailstones were as
large as walnuts and hen's eggs. Corn
in a small area is a complete loss and
in some places was damaged severely.
A cutting affray in which a razor
played an important part took place on
the streets in Wood River. A farmer
had an argument with a man who
was working for him and the fellow
slashed the farmer on the arm several
times with a razor.
At a meeting of the West Point
school board Miss Elva L. Sly of Paw
nee City -was elected principal of the
High school of West Point. Miss Sly
is a graduate of the University and
was assistant principal in the Auburn
High school last year
The case of Johnny Myers, the 16
year-old boy who was brought to
Broken Bow charged with criminal
assault upon Miss Perry, at Anslev,
has been continued by County Judge
Armour for thirty days. The judge
fixed his bonds at $500.
Johnson & Gustafson of Irving.
Kan., who secured the contract for
constructing the new cottage at the
Institute for Feeble Minded Youth,
are in Beatrice and expect to com
mence work on the structure at once.
The building w’ill cost $25,000.
Will Heice. a young farmer living
near the Burt county line, while
bringing in some of the horses to
Blair, was jerked out of his wagon and
severely kicked in the mouth by a
colt, loosening several teeth, badly
cutting his face and rendering him
unconscious for some time.
Fred Straw, a farmer living south
of Nebraska City, has filed a suit in
the district court asking for $630 dam
ages from Otoe county. The plaintiff
alleges that on Tuly 29, 1905, a team
of horses and wagon he was driving
fell through a defective bridge and the
injuries he received merit $650 com
The plant of the Woodmen Linseed
sOil works, Omaha, controlled by the
American Linseed company, was seri
ously damaged by fire. The estimated
loss is placed at $30,000. The origin
of the fire is unknown. The entire
plant was assessed at $85,000, all of
which is fully insured, making the fire
loss fully covered.
The residence of William Bartells.
near Tobias, was struck by lightning
and damaged to the extent of $25.
Mr. Bartells was hit by the same bolt,
it striking him in the face and then
traveling over his breast and arms.
His shirt was burned and torn to
shreds. He was rendered unconscious
for over three hours.
• “Buster” Wilson, a colored man
who was arrested in Omaha, proved
to be the fellow who was wanted for
stealing Qhris. Shoe’s horse at St.
Paul. On the wray up from Omaha
he made a clean breast of the whole
affair to Sheriff Alexander, confessing
to the theft of two horses, a buggy,
a set of doubler harness and a saddle,
bridle and a pair of riding boots.
Tecum seh business men have per
fected the organization of a commer
cial club. The movement has been on
foot for several weeks and a number
of meetings have been held for a dis
cussion of plans of organization.
Because Daniel Rieger of Richard
son county married three sisters from
the same family the relationship of
the heirs of his father-in-law have be
come so woefully mixed that it has
been necessary to appeal to the su
preme court to untangle the jumble
before the estate of his father-in-law
may be distributed.
, Brown county is on a boom and the
* farmers are all very busy taking care
of the largest crop of small grain in
the history of the county. The corn
crop is beyond all spring expectations.
There are seven steam threshers in
the county running at full blast.
Prof. Catherwood, formerly princi
pal of the Blair schools, died at his
home after a lingering illness. He
was about 80 years of age. Prof.
Catherwood was born in Ireland, com
ing to America when 18 years of age.
He had traveled over most of the
world He leaves a daughter.
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Interesting and Profitable Place for
Nebraskans to Visit.
There is no investment of a few
dollars which will pay so large divi
dends of pleasure and profit and in
creased knowledge as a visit to the
Nebraska State fair at Lincoln, Sep
tember 4th to 8th. The railroad fare
is one fare for the round trip; there
is the pleasure of the trip at the time
of the year when the harvest is gath
ered or in sight; the opportunity to
visit the capital city and the public
institutions there located, among them
the university, experiment station and
state farm, capitol building, asylum,
penitentiary, also Wesleyan universi
ty. Union college and Cotner univer
At the State fair will be gathered
for inspection, comparison, and com
petition the products and live stock
from our farms; the handiwork of our
homes in art and needle work; mod
els and ideals in educational lines, and
a great wealth of exhibits in farm im
plements, farm machinery, buggies,
carriages and wagons.
At no place in the state at no time
in the year is it possible to see so
much that is useful on the farm or
in the house; so much that adds to
our pleasure and comfort as at the
State fair. In addition to all these
things, are the people themselves—
representatives from every county
and section of the state. The most
interesting study of all is the study of
mankind. In 1904 there wrere 80,343
admissions to the state fair. It is
believed the 90,000 mark will be
reached this year.
The great aim and object of the
State fair management is that each
and every visitor shall return home
pleased and satisfied with the trip and
that no feature of the fair shall be of
a questionable or objectionable na
The State fair date is September
4th to 8th.
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Monday, September 4th, Time Set for
Day’s Observance.
The following Labor day proclama
tion has been issued by Governor
“Bv virtue of the authority vested
in me, I, John H. Mickey, governor
of the state of Nebraska, do hereby
proclaim Monday, September 4, to
be Labor day, and do enjoin upon all
toilers that they observe the day in
the spirit in which its segregation
was conceived. There are few idlers
in Nebraska We are nearly all labor
ers, either with brain or hand, and
an occasional respite from duty not
only promotes physical welfare, but
tends to better results when toil is
again resumed. I suggest that the
people generally assemble at conven
ient recreation spots and that the day
be devoted to such amusements as
are best calculated to furnish whole
some entertainment and afford needed
rest to both mind and body. It would
also be fitting to carry out platform
programs providing for the discus
sion of industrial and economic ques
tions in the broad spirit of charity
and benevolence so characteristic of
the American people.”
Build Large Sheep Shed.
HUMBOLDT—Power Bros., local
grain buyers and farmers, who have
been quite successful the past few
years in feeding and marketing sheep
are arranging to embark in the busi
ness more extensively than ever dur
ing the coming winter, and to that
end are just completing a gigantic
shed near their elevator. The struc
ture will be used to shelter the flock
from the severe weather which has
caused a great many to perish in
other years. The building is 108x256.
New Teachers at Peru Normal.
Principal Crabtree, of the Peru Nor
mal. has issued a circular calling at
tention to the fact that the faculty,
of the school has been enlarged and
strengthened by the addition of J. W.
Searson. formerly superintendent of
the schools at Wahoo, and a well
know’n educational lecturer; F. M.
Gregg, recently a member of the staff
of the Wayne normal, and a member
of the legislature for 1903; Harold
Hewitt, of Freeport, 111.
A Costly Check.
Charles Olson, a paroled convict,
who was arrpsted a few’ days ago for
forging a check, will have to serve
out his twenty-year sentence as well
as what he w’ill draw on the check
proposition, as Governor Mickey re
voked the man’s parole shortly before
he left for Portland. Olson is now
in the county jail at Lincoln.
The Presbyterian parsonage at Te
cumseh, construction of which was
begun two weeks ago. is to be a fine
structure. It is to be a frame build
ing and will cost about $3,000. The
foundation has been completed.
Twenty Cattle Killed by Train.
STELLA—A farmer who purchased
a bunch of fifty cattle at Humboldt
was trying to drive them through
Stella to St. Deroin and -was driving
at night to take advantage of the
cool of the day. In crossing the
tracks north of town the cattle turned
down the track toward the depot. One
of the fast freights came through at
a high speed, killing twenty-one and
crippling two others, so the section
men had to kill them. The engine
knocked them off on either side of
the track about equally.
New System in Crop Reports.
Deputy Labor Commissioner Bush
has about completed the establish
ment of a system of gathering crop
statistics which he thinks will make
the reports of the bureau of statistics
as accurate as it is possible for such
statistics to be. He has secured the
names of ten responsible men in
every county in the state and a ma
jority of them to w’hom he has writ
ten have consented to become corre
spondents of the bureau and send in
estimates of crops. A few have al
ready sent in their estimates. ,
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ton, and both were still very young.
Thomas Walsh's home is 1420 New
York, avenue, Washington. He came
from Tipperary, Ireland, in 1870, as a
poor boy of 19 and settled at once in
Colorado. All he touched turned to
riches. There are few wealthier mine
owners than Walsh in the entire coun
try. Educated only in the public
schools, he made a close study in his
young manhood of metallurgy, min
i eralogy and geology, and to good pur
I pose. He invented new methods of
mining and his great property is the
Camp Bird mines in Ouray, Col. Five
years ago he was made one of the na
tional commissioners to the Paris Ex
position. He has taken a great in
terest in the agricultural development
of the west and is president of the
National Irrigation Association.
That Mrs. “Jimmie” Kernocban
should be injured in an automobile
accident is one of the travesties of
fate. For over a long period of years
there were no people more opposed to
the motor car than the Kernochans of
Hempstead. Both superb cross coun
try riders, probably the very best in
America, they not only were against
the automobile, but they opposed it
tooth and nail.
The other members of the party
were immature youths. Herbert Pell,
jr., is a son of Herbert Pell, who mar
ried Katharine Kernochan, a sister of
James L. Kernochan. The Pells home
is at Tuxedo, and they are active in
Newport and New York society. Young
Harry Oelrichs, Charles M. Oelrichs’
son, Is a nephew of the famous Her
man Oelrichs. who married Tessie
Fair, one of the Fair heiresses. Will
iam K. Vanderbilt, Jr., wedded the
other, Virginia. The Charles Oelrichs
are very rich and Hve on Madison
avenue, Manhattan. Mrs. Oelrichs was
Blanche de Loosay.
Vinson Walsh, son of Thomas F.
Walsh, of Washington, was killed, and
four other prominent young members
of the Newport summer colony were
injured in an automobile accident at
Newport, R. I., Aug. 19. The injured
include Mrs. James L. Kernochan. of
Hempstead, L. I.; Harry Oelrichs, son
of Charles M. Oelrichs, of Newport
and New York; Herbert Pell, jr., son
of Herbert Pell, of New York, and
Miss Evelyn Walsh, sister of the man
who was killed. It is believed that all
the injured will recover.
The automobile, which was driven
by young Walsh, struck the railing of
a bridge spanning a creek near East
ern Point and plunged into the water.
Whether Walsh lost control of it. or
the machine became disabled has not
been ascertained.
Never before in the history of
American automobiling has a wrecked
car carried so many persons known to
society as the machine that plunged
over the railing of the bridge at New
port. Aboard of it were the most noted
horsewoman of society, the son and
daughter of one of America’s wealthi
est mining kings and two youthful
scions of foremost families in fashion
able life.
The young Walshes, Vinson, who
was killed, and his sister Evelyn have
become withtn the past year or so
somewhat important personalities in
the younger Newport set. The child
ren of a multi-millionaire, who has
been interesting figures in the newly
developing social world. They have
resided with their father in Washing
J. Watts de Peyster Transfers His
Country Mansion to Institution.
Gen. J. Watts de Peyster, the Red
Hook philanthropist, lor a considera
tion of $1 has transferred Rose Hill,
his country seat in Duchess county,
to the Watts Orphan House of Yonk
ers. Gen. de Peyster is now living
there in retirement.
The domain is extensive, says the
New York Times. Its name is de
rived from the country place of the
the owner’s great-grandfather, John
Watts, Sr., who gave the title Rose
Hill to a large section of northwest
ern New York half a century ago.
The property at Red Hook includes
a mansion of the old English country
style, 114 feet long by 87 deep, with
a tower in the rear containing, a li
brary of between 30.000 and 40,000
volumes of special interest to the bib
liophile and curio hunter and a magni
ficent collection of firearms, swords
and bronzes.
The Leake and Watts Orphans'
house, which will take the handsome
estate after Gen. Peyster’s death, is
the natural beneficiary in the absence
of the latter's descent from the foun
The gift is another item in a long
list of benevolences of Gen. de Pey
ster. In the few years he has given
thousands of dollars to charity. It is
believed that at his death hi6 large
fortune will be divided among the in
stitutions he has founded or aided. He
is now 80 years of age.
He has established a home for girls
at Tivoli and a sanitarium Jor consum
at Tivoli and a sanitarium for con
sumptives and training school for
boys at Verbank. He has also given
New York a statue of Col. Abraham
de Peyster, which 6tands in Bowling
Green. The colonel was the first
chief justice of the colony of New
Output of One Distillery.
One distillery company in Kentucky
turns out every seven days, 1.200 bar
rels of sweet mash whisky. The out
put for a year would be 62.400 bar
rels. The cost of all this to the man
ufacturers may be fairly estimated at
Best Authors Do Not Use Most Per
fect Language.
There is not a single great author
in our literature in whose works num
erous errors have not been pointed out,
or thought to be pointed out. They are
charged with violating rules involving
the purity if not the permanence of
the language. A somewhat depressing
inference follows from the situation
thus revealed. The ability to write
English correctly does not belong to
the fcreat masters of our speech. It is
limited to the obscure men who have
devoted themselves to the task of
showing how far these vaunted writ
ers have fallen short of the ideas of
linguistic propriety entertained by
their unrecognized betters. As a re
sult of these critical crusades there
is no escape from the dismay conclu
sion that the correct use of the lan
guage is not to be found in the au
thors whom every one reads with
pleasure, but is an accomplishment re
served exclusively for those whom no
body can succeed in reading at all.—
Harper’s Magazine.
Steeps in Lofty Bedroom.
Robert M. Thompson, president of
the New York Metal Exchange, prob
ably sleeps in the loftiest bedroom in
the world. It is located on the twen
ty-fifth floor of the Wall Street Ex
change building, 300 feet above the
heart of the Gotham financial district,
and when Mr. Thompson looks from
his window at the cross on the top of
Trinity church steeple his gaze must
take a slightly downward direction.
Charitable Wealthy Women.
Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, Jr..
Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay and Mrs. O.
H. P. Belmont are taking active inter
est in the Nassau hospital at Minerva,
Long Island. Among them they have
established a free ward for women
patients and a new nurses’ home, and
now a children's ward, diet kitchen
and dressing room are to be provided.
Break Auto Record.
E. L. Whitman and R. C. Hamlin ar
rived in San Francisco, recently, hav
ing come from Los Angeles in an au
tomobile in twenty-rine hours thirty
minutes, thus clipping two hours four
minutes from the record.
French Painter Hoarded Wealth.
Concerning the late Jean Jacques
Henner a curious legend was current
in France. He was as fond of money
as his English colleague Turner, and
his great popularity enabled him to
make $40,000 a year. Of this he evi
dently did not spend the twentieth
part. According to popular belief, he
was saving the rest for the purpose of
some day buying back Alsace and Lor
raine from Germany. He was an Al
satian, and after the war he estab
lished his fame by painting the heads
of Alsatian girls, which had a large
Vessels for the Hawaiian Trade.
The trade of the American-Hawaiian
company has grown immensely during
the last few years. It has eight large
steamships in service, and has just
let contracts for the building of two
more at San Francisco.
Vaccinators Go on Strike.
A strike among public vaccinators
is the latest novelty reported from
Austria. In one district no child has
been vaccinated for the last three
Miner Has Remarkable Record.
Patrick Sweeney, a 70-year-old min
er, residing at Coaldale, Pa., claims
to have the most remarkable record
of any miner in the world. He has,
according to his figures, driven nine
mile9 of gangway himself and mined
enough coal to supply the country for
half a year. During this tjfne he was
never seriously injured, but he assist
ed in carrying from the mines 115 men
who had been killed and 300 injured.
In his home town he has for manj
years been looked upon as the leading
citizen. He has acted as pallbearer
at 997 funerals and has stood sponsor
of 714 children.
California Girl Wins Praise.
May Sutton, the California girl wno
went to London and won every tennis
match she played, also won unstinted
praise by her simplicity of attire and I
manner. Magnificently muscular, she I
cared nothing for the minor graces be
ing absorbed in the game. There was
no tripping after the ball with her, nc
showing off of her figure. One writer
says: “She gives the impression of be
ing just a fine, strong, healthy, athletic
American girl.”
Sulu Chieftain Offered Marriage to
Miss Alice Roosevelt.
The Suita of Sulu was so impressed
by Miss Alice Roosevelt upon her visit
to the Philippine Islands that he of
fered her his hand in marriage, prom
ising to make her the sultana of the
entire Sulu archipelago.
The sultan had arranged an elabor
ate program for the entertainment of
Miss Roosevelt, Secretary Taft, and
the congressional party.
Thousands of Moros. residents of
tJaOma of cki/a
Jolo and from the neighboring islands,
were present tdVtake part of the festi
vities of an amusing but not blood
thirsty character.
Mohammed Tamajamalu Kiran, sul
tan of Sulu, who^ proposed marriage to
Alice Roosevelt, promising to make
her queen of the Sulu archipelago, is
the ruler of 140 islands of the Philip
pine group, with a population of 120,
000, of which 75,000 are classed as
slaves. He is known to his people as
“The Stainless One,” “The Spotless
One” and “The Mountain of Light.”
He is a short, squat man, about 28
years old. The sultan already has
twelve wives.
international 'Industrial Competition
Now Keen.
If the sense of modern civilization
forbids internecine war between occi
dental nations, international competi
tion still remains. In this industrial
warfare brain power and intelligence
will be—nay. must be—the dominating j
feature. It is recorded of that stal- '
wart and genial soldier, Biucher, that i
his first impression of the London of
his day was an overpowering t,ense of
its tremendous wealth. “What a city
to sack!” the descendant of the wild
Teutonic tribes, who had extorted tri
bute from imperial Rome, is said to
have exclaimed. To-day the extent of
British commerce gives rise to a simi
lar feeling in the mind of manufactur
ers descended from Blucher's soldiers. \
The great contests will range around j
the neutral markets. To secure or j
increase a hold on these * demands J
smooth working among many conflict- !
ing factors in each competing country. |
Some of these may be suggested, such
as abundance of local supplies of raw
material, or capital to exploit distant
sources, together with a fiscal system
admitting semi-raw or semi-manufac
tured material free of taxation. Of
importance also is it that fbe artisan
class should be sober, industrious and
intelligent. The manufacturer, who is ;
the general of a division in the army !
of industry, needs to be equipped not
only with scientific knowledge but j
with shrewd business instincts of or
ganization. In all countries certain of
these properties are possessed to a
high degree; indeed, in America and
Germany intelligence departments are
at work to aid the manufacturer, but
in several their reports are ignored.—
W. Pollard Digby in the Engineering
Magazine. t
Curzon’s Dispute with General Leads
to His Resignation.
The resignation of Lord Curzon of
Kedleston as viceroy of India and the
appointment of the earl of Minto, now
governor-general of Canada, as his
successor, is announced.
There has long been a decidedly
titter feeling between Lord Curzon,
the India office and Lord Kitchener,
commander in chief of the forces in
India, over the new plan of army ad
Lord Curzon.
Lady Curzon.
uiiiiisiiauuu m mum. ix»ra uurzon s
dissatisfaction came to a head with
the refusal of the cabinet to appoint
Maj.-Gen. Sir Edmund Barrow, on
Lord Curzon's recommendation, mili
tary supply member of the council.
Day of Society Lounger.
A society lounger now stopping at
Saratoga and passing most of his time
at some Bort of gambling, keeps a
diary, which fell into the hands of a
friend a day or two ago. This is one
day’s entry: “Got up at 11 o’clock,
had breakfast, got check cashed,
played faro bank till 2 o’clock, win
ning $600. Went to the races, played
six races, lost $1,300. Played roulette
from 5 o’clock till dinner time, lost
$350. Played poker from 9 o’clock on
to 1:30, lost $650. Played faro from 1
o’clock until 5 o’clock, won $1,700.
Went to bed and fell asleep trying to
dope out the winners for the next
Will Not Wed Runaways.
Bishop Deighton Coleman of the
Protestant Episcopal diocese of Del
aware. has requested his clergy to be
very careful in marrying strangers, at
the same time expressing his own de
termination to have nothing to do with
runaway couples. Wilmington, Del.,
has come to be a Gretna Green for
elopers and the bishop means to do his
part in discouraging such hasty unions. <
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Swedish Monarch Worthy the Love of
His Countrymen.
King Oscar of Sweden has never
allowed the political opinions of the
| Norwegian poet Bjornson to affect his
attitude toward his writings. Unlike
Ibsen, who believes in the Scandina
vian union, Bjornson has always
striven to secure political independ
ence for Norway. Yet when, some
years ago. a number of choral socie
ties serenaded the king at Christiania,
he stepped out on the balcony and in
a loud voice asked them to unite in
singing a certain ardent republican
song of Bjornson's and he added his
own voice to the chorus. On his re
turn to Stockholm he wrote Bjornson
an amiable letter, inclosing with it the
St. Olaf order. When not engaged in
writing poems or books. King Oscar’s
favorite amusement is yachting along
the picturesque coast of Sweden and
Norway. He is a born seaman and
resolutely faces perils on sea or shore.
On one occasion he stopped twoi run
away horses and saved two lives at
the risk of his own. Five days later
he jumped into the water to save a
child from drowning.
Passing of Mrs. Mary Mapes Dodge
Brings Grief to Many.
Mrs. Mary Mapes Dodge, authoress
and editor of St. Nicholas Magazine,
died at her summer home in Tanners
ville, N Y., Aug. II. She has been
ailing for some months. Mrs. Dodge
was one of the best known women
editors in America and the book that
made her famous was “Hans Brinker;
or, the Silver Skates,” which had a
large sale and was translated into sev
Mrs. Mary Mapes Dodge.
eral languages. She was born in New
York city and her father was the as
sociate of poets, scientists, statesmen
and painters. About thirty-five years
ago Mrs. Dodge was left a widow, with
two promising boys. As it was neces
sary to rely on her personal exertions,
she adopted the profession of litera
ture and succeeded. She wrote many
sketches, stories and poems for the
Meson and Dixon's Line.
The historic Mason and Dixon line
has just been resurveyed at the joint
expense of the states of Pennsylvania
and Maryland. The surveyors found
that many of the old markers and
crown stones had been displaced. One
stone was in use as a doorsill in a
house, another in a church and some
had been used in bake ovens. The
line was carefully re-established, and
the old stone posts set along its
course after Mason and Dixon marked
it out in 1763 were reset in solid
cement bases, and iron posts were
substituted in places where the old
ones had disappeared. A good many
of us have probably forgotten the
origin of the Mason and Dixon line,
and that it was the result of a dispute
between Pennsylvania and Maryland
over their respective boundaries as
described in their charters. The set
tled boundary w'as marked by mile
stones, every fifth one having the arms
of Lord Baltimore on one side and
those of William Penn on the other.—
Springfield Republican.
Turkish Sultan’s Fortress Kitchen.
Thfe private kitchen of the sultan of
Turkey is a veritable fortress, con
sisting of a small chamber situated to
the right of the great entrance, and is
guarded by barred windows and an
armor-plate door. The cook officiates
under the ever-watchful eye of the
kelardjhi bachi, one of the most
weighty functionaries in Yildiz palace
at Constantinople, for the health, the
very life even, of the ruler is at his
mercy. When cooked, each dish is
fastened with red sealing wax. bear
ing the official seal of the kelardjhi.
and remains hermetically closed until
the seals are broken in the sultan’s
own presence. His majesty’s life is
passed in a long series of elaborate
precautions. However, in spite of the
care he takes of his health, Abdul Ha
mid, after a reign of twenty-five years,
looks prematurely old and broken. His
weakness is extreme and his body so
thin that it is little more than a skele
Evidently Knew Friend’s Abilities.
Some Topeka men, including Judge
W. R. Smith, general attorney for the
Santa Fe, and Eugene Hagan, the
well known lawyer, were lounging
around the club when the conversa
tion shifted to poker. “Occasionally
I join some friends in a game just to
be sociable,” said Hagan, "but I am
in no danger of forming the habit. I
have laid down two poker rules, which
I live up to strictly. The first one is
that when I lose $15 I quit. The sec
ond is that I quit at midnight. "What
is the necessity of the second rule?”
asked Judge Smith.—Chicago Chron
Leader of German Intellect.
The professor of philosophy at the
University of Berlin is supposed to
have an opportunity of considerably
influencing the intellectual life of Ger
many. The latest occupant of the
ihair is Alois Reihl. the successor of
Pro* Dilthey. He is described as a
literary aristocrat and a man of great
eloquence. “Back to Kant” is his inot
:o, yet he is an advocate of the wurks
>f Nietzsche, whose doctrines, he says,
lave been much misrepresented.