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M.ASIIIMSTON. For tho first tlmo iin ninny years tho Btnto. war and nary building Is being painted. Tho enor
If moua structure, snl.l to bo tho Hardest government ofllco building In tho world, hns becomo very dingy and
there Is rejoicing over tlio renovation. Tho Job would tnko ono painter moro thnn a llfc-tlmo, but largo numbers
of thorn will got It dono In a fow months.
King George's Comparison Stirs
Rducators and Parents.
English Youths Do Not Know How to
Bow, Shake Hands, Converse,
Stand or Sit In Presence
of Their Superiors.
London. How Is It that some Eng
lish pub'llc Hchool boys luck tho pol
ished manner of contlnoutul and
No less u person than tho king him
self Una observed this uufortunato
fact, as tho Hlahop of Worcester point
ed out ut a speech dny celebration In
Tho bishop gavo an account of a
conversation ho had with tho king
whon Duko of York.
"Why," inquired tho king, "do you
not ask that at public schools man
ners should bo taught?"
"Tho forclgnors know whon to bow,
how to shako handB, to converse, to
tand up or sit down In tho presence
of their superiors, whllo tho English
man Is wanting in those manners.
Whon vacancies havo to bo filled those
we tho points which very often tell,
and that Ib where tho Englishman does
Train loam of school boys were
pouring into London tho other day
from various parts of England, and an
observer made special note of their
demeanor when they met relatives
At Victoria station (Brighton lino)
the platforms wore crowded from
time to time with homecoming school
boys, who appeared to bo very em
barrassed when they met loving aunts
and other relatives. Souio instances
were as follows:
One boy, aged about fifteen, was in
troduced to bis frlond's people. Blushed
deeply and fumbled with his hat Ap
peared to be in doubt as to which
band be should use to shake bands.
Had no conversation wbatover. Went
away abruptly, without raising hnt.
Doy about fourteen, met an aunt
Said "Hullo" without raising hat
Mode no offers to do anything with
his luggage. Whistled and studied
bookstall while aunt 'arranged to get
luggage in a cab.
In the station restaurant two boys
were having lunch with a lady friend.
Both were intensely self-conscious
WOULD PAWN HIS OWN BABY
Father In Distress Offers His Two-
Year-Old Son as Security for Loan
of Two Hundred Dollars.
Chicago. As a compromise between
selling his two-year-old-son outright to
relievo his financial dtstross and fac
ing actual hunger with his family,
Henry D. Delmont. C41G Ellis avenue,
offered tho boy ns security for n loan
of $200 to Charles J. Jones, 120G East
Seventy-second street, tho man who
has been contemplating adopting tho
boy. Negotiations uro still pending
between Delmont and Jones. Tho fa
ther visited Mr. Jones with his son
Henry, and when ho returned to his
homo tho other night he said that It
was possible that Jones would advanco
blm onough money to take him and
bis wlfo to New York, where Del
mont hopes to get employment ns
chef, and let Jones keep the llttlo boy
until the money should bo repaid.
Model Prison Too Popular.
Pekin. Tbero has been a model
prison in Wuchang, but It has turned
out to be far too exponslvo. It was
lighted throughout with electricity
and the food given to the prisoners
was better than what they got at
home, so that a great 'many become
permanent residents. So it has been
resolved to reduce the expenditure by
a considerable Bum monthly, to re
move the electrio lights, and to with
draw a number of the Jailers. For
food, each prisoner will In future get
two bowls of coarse rice and will
also provide bis own clothes. Thus
disappears a model prison, and the
old one which It superseded Is restor
ed la Its stead.
TREMENDOUS JOB FOR THE PAINTERS
nw AKD MVyJ2im.Z7W
and fumbled with everything. They
rarely passed anything sto the lady
ami only talked In monosyllables.
On the other hand, French and
American boys appear to bo perfectly
self-possessed and know tho right
thing to do so a station official at
'The politeness of tho French youth
Is Fomotlmcs embnrrasBlng," ho said.
"He Is invariably courteous and con
siderate. 'American boys, even If their man
ners might bo Improved, nro very
precocious travelers, and never at any
moment do they lose their bends."
A defense of tho British schoolboy
was obtained from tho secretary of
tho II. P. Boy Scouts association.
"English youths mny havo obtained
their reputntlon for Indifferent man
ncrs and nwkwardncss simply becnuso
they are naturally shy and retiring,"
"As soon ns a boy begins to think
for himself and realizes that 'manners
mnkcth man his roughness passeB off
and ho becomes n soclnble human be
Ing. There Is no finer training for the
shy, awkward boy than to Join the
ENJOYS SWIM IN THE RIVER
Horse Breaks Away From Store Wag
on and Has Fins Time In Water
Appeared Much Refreshed.
New York. Hundreds of persons
along the North River front In the
vicinity of 46th street watched a
struggle to get a large truck horse
out of the wator. The horse had
plunged from the dock at the foot of
that street and enjoyed itself in the
water for nearly an hour blocks above.
The horse was attached to a stone
wagon and broke away and Jumped
into the water.
Tho animal swam around for a few
minutes and then Joseph O'Neill, of
No. 615 West Forty-ninth street, who
was out In a rowboat, pulled along
side of the horse and cut the harness
from him. O'Neill placed a halter
about the animal's neck and after an
hour got It to tho foot of West Forty
ninth streot, where it was taken
ashore. The horse was none the
worse for the Bwlm and appeared
much refreshed whon again har
nessed to the truck.
Another Variety Has Been Dis
covered In America.
Experts Declare Chicago Is Menaced
by Latest Evolution of Stinging
Insect Accountable for
Chicago. The ov lutlon of the mos
quito Is tho topic of the dny among
Chicago scientists. A new variety has
been discovered in America.
That Chicago Is Infested to a con
siderable extent with the now pest Is
believed by tho entomologists. Prof.
William J. Gerhard, 6048 Monroe
avenue, entomologist at tho Field mu
seum, hns been conducting research
work for several weeks and on his re
turn to Chicago it is expected that
valuable data will be furnished by
With tho results of Prof. Gerhard's
Investigation at hand, the universities
will tako up tho work, and an effort
will bo made to get financial aid for
tho work of ridding tho country of the
Every entomologist in Chicago is
passing his vacation investigating the
new mosquito. On their return a
meeting of the universities will be
called to compare notes. Scientists
from other cities are expected to bo
In several suburbs to the west of
Chicago, the new mosquito has been
prevalent for the greater part of the
TWIN SISTERS FINALLY MEET
Two Sixteen-Year-Old Girls Aie Re
' united In Indianapolis After Be
Ini i Separated for Years.
ndlahapis Jhd. After being sep
arated . practically all their Hfo Mar
guerltd. Viul of AVlchlta, and Marie
Freeman of hdlnnapolls, twin bIs-
lean reunited here.
sia remember hnvlna
andfocltner knew un-
bMUo other existed,
ed when babies from
a homo here.
and their rcul names
' Miss Ventl llvorl with
nro not given
a family at Wichita and did not learn
until a year ago that sho hnd a sister.
She came hero to visit her supposed
Tho other day sho visited a depart.,
ment store hero and mot a girl her
exact counterpart In appearance.
Both were amazed at their resem
blance to each other. Miss Veall re
turned to her homo much perturbed.
Sho visited tho store again and met
Then she started Inquiries, which
disclosed thnt Miss Freeman was her
sister. The girls could not express
their Joy at finding each other. They
have not made their plans for the fu
ture, but they do not intend to be sep
arated. One Hen a Trust.
Vallejo, Cal. Dwight Graham, i
Mare Island carpenter, believes thai
he la tho owner of the most remark
able hen In California, and cblcken
fanciers of Solano county are deeply
interested in tho recent performances
of this prize bird.
The chicken claims nothing Vn cho
way of pedigreed ancestors, being a
mongrel cross between a Plymouth
Rock and Buff Orpington. But the
Graham hen has established a record
In egg dimensions that, as far as Is
known hero, has never been duplicated
any place. On an averago of five times
a week for tho last three months this
hen hns laid an egg that is seven
Inches In circumference around the
small clrcio of the oval, the average
weight being one-qunrtcr of a pound.
Graham has been offered a good pries
for his chicken, but will not sell.
Bean Causes Race to Hospital.
Boston. In order to reach a ho
pttal here for a critical operation,
Robert Beauthomin, a Wolfboro, N. H.,
boy, in whoso windpipe a bean had
becomo lodged, mado a 126-mile trip
by automobile at a 40-mile an hour
summer, and Is accountable for much
Illness, it Is thought.
Prof. V. T. Sholford, of the zoolog
ical department of the University of
Chicago; Prof. W. L. Tower of tho
same institution, and Stats Entomolo
gists Folsom and Forbes of the Uni
versity of Illinois are among those
who nro Interested In tho research
work-in Illinois. These exports be
lieve that tho new morquito species
Is a "product of environment"
It Is so much smaller than tho "reg
ulation swamp variety that it Is be
lieved that tho species for generations
has been lnBtl-ctlvely "growing itself
smaller" to thwart the efforts of hu
manity to starve It out by tho use of
Whllo Professor Shelford has not
boen directly connected with the re
search work, ho Is Interested In tho
developments and has been watching
tho fight being waited acatnst tho ,.
Suburbanites have resorted to the
use of cltronelle, pennyroyal and oth
er "eradlcators." but It Is said that
their uso has boon ineffective.
Gets 175-Pound Swordflih.
Avalon, Cal. A. W. McNeal of Cin
cinnati, fishing with Captain Daniel
son, brought in the second swordflsh
ot tho season, which weighed 175
pounds. The angler was only com
pelled to fight bis catch for thirty
three minutes, which Is probably the
record time for landing a fish of this
Mrs. Nesbifs Neighbors
By TEMPLE BAILEY
(Coprrlibt, ion, tjr
Nellie Nesblt looked across the lawn
and sighed. Tho mngnlflcenco of the
adjoining house weighed on her spir
its. By comparison her own little cot
jtago seemed mean and poor.
"Well, nt least I have my roses,"
she comforted herself,
j Her garden was a thing of beauty
riot of color, a sea of fragrance,
frhero were -no roBcs around the big
pouso across tho way. Formal ter
races, a olump or two of rhododen
drons, somo clipped trees in green
poxes; those constituted the floral dlB
ulay. "And sho lets her gardener care for
jthem, Mrs. Nesblt had told her hus
band at breakfast "Half the fun in
paving flowers is in taking care of
"She doesn't seem to hnve much
jun, John Nesblt had replied. "Sho
jHves such an artificial existence."
l "''' but sho has a lovely tlmo."
Felllo insisted. "She has loads of
company, and they como in automo
biles, and thoy play brldgo on the
jporch, and have delicious things to
nt Why, John Nesblt, I don't dare
atari lnl ... . .
v .uiu my gnraen wnen tnoso wo
men are playing cards."
"I haven't anything fit to wear'
John raised his eyebrows In amaze
ment. Never before had his Nellie
hown signs of discontentment.
"You'ro too pretty to say things like
thnt," he told her.
"Prottlness doesn't count In these
flays," Nelllo assured him.
Ho camo around to her side of the
table and kissed her. "You're all
right," he said, heartily. "Good-bye,
sweetheart. I'll havo to hurry a bit,
or I'll be lato for my train."
"If Mr. Wcntworth -as tho least
bit neighborly," Nellie complained,
"he would nsk you to rido In town
with him. He sits In that big car
alono, except for tho chauffeur, and
there's room for four."
"Ho probably doesn't want to be
bothered," was John's conclusion, "but
I'd enjoy a rido these hot days If
they'd tnke you, too."
Nellie would not tako such an opti
mistic view of tho case. Thoy had
been so happy before the big bouse
went up beside them, but now, the
whole peaceful routine of the day was
disturbed by tho social functions
which presented a panorama of gay
gowns and of whirling motor cars.
Today the motor cars were out in
full force. A morning bridge party
was in progress and there were five
Nellie, with her sewing, vat in a
corner of her porch, where, screened
by the vines, she could, watch the
guests. She could see Mrs. Went
worth In exquisite white, and corals,
moving from table to table. Sudden
ly she detached herself from the
crowd, and came down over the ter
races, and through the great gates.
"Why, she's coming here," said the
"I want to ask a favor," Bald the
gracious lady, standing In the arch by
the vines. "The florists haven't
brought any flowers for my table. I
telephoned, and find thoy have missed
the train. And I wondered" she
"Oh, you want some of my roses,"
asked Nellie, quickly. "Why of course.
I've so many of them." ,
"How sweet of you," said Mrs. Went
worth. Then she, too, hesitated. "I
should be glad to pay you for them,"
Nellie's face flamed. "Why" she
stammered, "why Mrs. Wentworth
why the idea I couldn't think of
"I should feel more comfortable,"
was the response.
"Well," Nellie's eyes were ominous
ly bright, "I should think the fact that
we are neighbors should make us will
ing to do something for each other,
"Neighbors?" vaguely. "Oh, yes."
Then as her eyes took In the plain lit
tle place, with Its signs ot rigid econ
omy, she said again, "You ought to let
me pay your roses are worth It."
Nellie saw the look, and Interpreted
It "We are not so poor as that," she
"Oli, my dear Mrs. Nesblt, I didn't
mean bow could you think" It was
Mrs. Wentworth's turn to stammer,
Tho two women faced each other for
a moment, then Nellie said, "If you'll
let me give them to you, I'll go and
cut them." Something In her quiet
dignity made Mrs. Wentworth
acqulesco without further remon
strance. She went back to her guests while
Nellie snipped off big white beauties
and big pink ones, outwardly calm but
inwardly raging. It was all she could
do to keep back the tears. Was that
what her neighbor thought of her?
She carried tho flowers over, pres
ently, going to the side door that she
might not be seen by the guests. A
little maid let her In.
"Oh, they're lovely," she said, "but
I don't know what to do with thm.
Mrs. Wentworth asked me to arrange
them. But I never did such a thing
In my life. I haven't a bit of taste
Beyond the door Nellie could see
the dining-room and the round and
shining mahogany table, set with doll
lea ot exquisite flnenes. Bat the fin
ishing touch was lacking. "What did
he want yoo to dot" aha dasaaaded
M the maid.
"lb had ordered setarata
AuocUtad Utamjr Prtii.)
for each of the ladles, and a piece for
the center of the table" the maid
"Have you any ribbon?" Nellie ask
"Lots of It."
"Got It for mo, and I'll fix them."
"Oh, will you?"
8uch nosegays as Nelllo model
Bunches of white roses tied with blue,
alternated with bunches of pink tlod
with tho snme celestial color. In tne
center tho pink and white and blue
were- combined, giving a Wattcnu ef
fect that was original and captivating.
Then Nellie went home, and that
night she cried on her husband's
shoulder. "If you had seen the way
she treated mo, John," sho sobbed.
"Then what made you help nor out?
Why didn't you let her go without
"I Just couldn't; it seemed so-so
unnelghborly, John. And the table
"Well, women are queer creatures,"
her husband said.
They sat lato on the llttlo norch.
and when at last John went for a walk
and a smoke, and Nellie was loft alone
in the moonlight, thoro camo suddenly
a voice from tho darkness.
"Oh, Mrs. Nesblt."
It was Mrs. Wentworth.
"I saw tho tip of your husband'i
cigar in the garden," she said, "so 1
camo over. 1 want to thank you for
tho lovely flowers and the arrange
ment Whore did you learn to do
such lovely things, Mrs. Nesblt?"
"I guess it's In mo," said Nellie, try
ing hard to bo friendly, but falling, so
that her voice was chilly and dis
tant. "I'm afraid," Mrs. Wentworth said,
quickly, "thnt I was very tactless this
morning. But I didn't dream some
how I didn't tako it in that I could
possibly ask any one to do a thing
for me without compensation. I've al
ways lived in tho city where every
man looks out for himself, and every
woman. Then when I went in the dining-room
and saw the lovely nosegays,
and tho trouble you had taken oh,
Mrs. Nesblt. I felt condemned, abso
There was no mistaking her real
contrition. So Nellie said gently, "I
don't suppose I should have felt hurt.
But I've wanted to be neighbors ever
since you camo and and when you
put me on such a mercenary footing
Mrs. Wentworth reached out her
hand impulsively.- "We're going to
be neighbors after this," she said.
"May I come some times, and you
shall show me how you make such a
success with your flowers and "
But Mrs. Nesblt was not listening;
she was looking out over the garden
where a second spark In the darkness
spoke of another cigar besides John's.
"Who Is out there with my husband?"
Before the other could answer, two
men came up the path.
"Nellie," said her husband, "It's Mr.
Wentworth. He says his wife Is with
you, and, they want us to take a ride
with them tomorrow afternoon to the
Beach it's Saturday half holiday, and
I, could go. But I told him I didn't
know about you."
"Please," pleaded Mrs. Wentworth,
as Nellie hesitated, "then I'll be sure
you've forgiven me "
And Nellie, whose- tender heart
could never hold malice, held out her
band In a gesture of supreme surren
der. "I shall love to be good neighbors,"
she said, shyly.
No Autos In Bar Harbor.
There's one place In the United
States that is an automoblleless mu
nicipality. It is Bar Harbor, Me., the
most fashionable and exclusive ocean
resort on the North Atlantic coast.
"There are no motor cars in' Bar
Harbor," said Augustus Gumpert, at
the New Ebbltt "In fact, the horse
is king up there, and when it is sug
gested by a resident that he would like
to bring his automobile along, he is
quickly notified that while there is no
ordinance to prohibit It, he might have
trouble in getting permission to drive
about tho principal streets. The re
sult has been that many of the wealthy
peoplo of Bar Harbor have cut the
place. Tho peoplo are to vote this
fall on tho question of permitting au
tos in Bar Harbor, and the impres
sion Is general that the horse will have
a rival next year. There are many
flno teams of horses in the place, and
the Bar Harbor show Is one of the
most fashionable functions in the
country, where the most aristocratlo
of equine flesh is shown. Washington
Evdlances of Weslth.
"Father seoms impressed with your
talk about coupons," said the girl.
"Have you really any?" "Sure," an
swered the guileful youth. "Got 700
saved up toward the furniture for our
little flat" Louisville Courier-Jour
Jones "Is it necessary for yon to
send roar daughter to Europe to com
plete her musical education r "Brown'
"Ye I cant stand the tnfaro.i
racket her any loocer ." Portuj
THIS ANOTHER STOKES CASE
INsw York Shooting Involves Cousin
of the Slayer of Jim
New York. Lillian Graham and
lEthel Conrad, the two young women
(charged with shooting of millionaire
JW. E. D. Stokes, have been held for
The case in its sensational features
(almost equals tho shooting In the
'early 70's of Jim Fiske by Edward S.
'Stokes, in the Broadway Central ho
Jtel, over the actress, Josle Mansfield.
iThe affair occurred in a Now York
apartment house one evening, when
Stokes, cousin of the slayer of Flsk,
Stokes and His Assailants.
was Bhot by two young women, whom
ho had called upon in their rooms.
Tho near-tragedy for Stokes was
wounded three times created a sensa
tion in tho metropolis and before ltr
Inst echoes die' away tbero may b
some surprising and probably scan
dalous revelations. Tho stories ot
tho murderous assault itself vary.
Stokes Is fifty-seven yenrs of ago,
a nativo of Nov York and Is tho son
of James Stokes, who amassed a for
tune in banking and 'commerce. His
llrst wife, who was of Spanish and
Cuban descent, secured a divorce
I rem him in 1900 and subsequently
married Philip M. Lydlg. By the
terms of tho decree he was forbidden
to marry again during the Ufctlmo of
Mrs. Stokes. In 1906 Stokes was
made the defendant In a sensationa
lawsuit Lucy Randolph, a beautifu
young woman who was called "ths
belle of Kentucky," brought action
against him for 11,000 a month tot
tho suport of herself and her son, two
years old. She lost the case, how
ever, because she could not show any
written agreement by Stokes to pro
vide for the boy.
Last February Stokes slipped ovci
to New Jersey and married Miss
Helen Elmwood of Denver, who ha
been living at the Ansonla for severs,
Stokes Is the owner ot a larg
stock farm In Kentucky and for man
years raced entries from that farm.
Miss Graham is twenty-two yean
old and Miss Conrad nineteen. Ths
former has been on the stage a cou
ple of years and the latter is a fash
BOASTS A BUSINESC HERMH
Illinois Recluse Keeps Little 8ton
and Sells Goods Only When He
Is 8o Disposed.
Chicago. Here is the picture of I
jbuslness hermitage. Frequently w
j hear of a man who has turned nil
back on the world and has taken ui
ihls abode In some place where nc
jone will see him or hear his voice
(But here Is a hermit for business, and
the handles a lot -of It In this odd
Isbaped building he lives alone save tot
Likes to Be Alone.
tho chickens and cats and other pets.
In this building he eats and sleeps, oc
cupying the little box like affair aloft
'for a sleeping apartment
In another part of the house ht
keeps a fairly good supply of house
hold necessities. The place Is located
in ono of tho southsldo suburbs. Peo
ple buy of this hermit when he wants
,to sell. When he is not disposed to
neo any one, be does not answer their
Jknock, and sometimes he closes up
his shop and allows his would-be cus
tomers to await his return. His name
Is William Good and his place is at
'Morgan Park, 111., a suburb of Chi'
Must Aid His Mother.
Bloomlngton, 111. Illinois' biggest
(man has been sued by the Btate of
Illinois. Leonard Bliss, , known ths
world over as "Baby," who resides In
Ibis city, has been made defendant In
a suit to force him and his brother to
support their aged mother. "Baby"
Bliss weighs 683 pounds. He first be
came prominent by touring Europe aa
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