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Militiamen Off to Camp.
Company "D , " Nebraska National
guard , who hnd boon on duty slnco
Sunday , loft their bnrrnckn at 6 o'clock
Monday morning nnd , under command
of Captain Andoraon , marched to the
Northwestern depot , whore they em
barked on their special cars nnd left
at 0:3C : n. m , for Ashlnnd.
The compnny musters forty-eight
men , but only forty-two loft with the
compnny. The following arc these
who wont :
Ofllcora : Captain C. C. Anderson ,
First Lieutenant C. H. Pllger , Second
Lieutenant P. a. Koostor.
Non-commissioned ofncors : First
Sergeant II. M. Anderson , quartermas
ter Sergeant 0. S. Wllloy , Sergeant B.
A. Bvnnson , Sergeant L. P. Brueggo-
man , Sergeant D. T. Hodson , Sergeant
Cnrl Davenport , Corporal B. L. Horls-
Key , Corporal Clifford Parish , Corporal
Cbns. J. Hulnc , Corporal P. J. Hamil
Musicians : First Musician B. J.
Lyndo , Second Musician II. A. Schel
Cooks : William Jones , Fred John-
Artificer : Henry Wiles.
Privates : Cnrl B. Anderson , Martin
II. Drccsen , A. C. Erwln , Win. A. Ev
ans , Arthur Flshor , U. A. Grnuol , Paul
Grauol , A. Hlght , Bon Hull , Frank
Kayl , Wm. P. Leu. Win. O'Brien , Wal
ter MeParland , William Moxloy , Tom
Merlin , O. Pnsownlk , Frank Potrns , B.
A. Solffort , Lester Weaver , Frank
Johnson , Chns. P. Larkln , M. I. Klllnp ,
Herman Woher , William Strong.
The company will bo gone two
Stanton Here In Game Tuesday.
The first baseball gnmo of the sen-
sou'for Norfolk's now salaried club
will bo played at Norfolk on Tuesday
with the Stanton team. The Stanton
club has been playing n winning game ,
having been this week nt Alnsworth
and Vnlentlne In some fast battles.
The game will ho watched with great
interest by Norfolk fnns , because It
will be the first try-out of the new
team in public.
The players were out practicing yes
terday afternoon nnd nro getting lim
bered up for their game with Stanton
The boys seem to bo In fine condi
tion , ns most of them have been playIng -
Ing ball with teams outside of Norfolk
over slnco the season opened.
The grounds are being put In shape
and Manager Page , who was out all
day yesterday working with saw and
hammer , says he expects It to bo in
good condition. The home plate has >
been moved ten feet further from the
It is not known yet with what teams
Norfolk will play during the race meet
August 4 , 5 nnd C , but the team will
bo a good one ) ns the purse offered
them by the race committee will , It is
snld , ho a good sized one.
Valentino and Wlsner arc likely to
be some of tha teams that will play
here In the near future.
Madison County Candidates.
Madison. Neb. . July 19. Special to
The News : Herman Buettow , resid
ing west of Norfolk , came over Satur
day and filed as a candidate on the
democratic ticket for the nomination
of county commissioner. The last fil
ing was made by Frank Dowllng ,
brother of W. L. Dowllng of the firm
of Allen & Dowllng , for county Judge
on the republican ticket. The time for
filing having elapsed , the only contests
before the coming primary nro on the
offices of sheriff and commissioner ,
there being four candidates for the
nomination of sheriff on the repub
lican ticket nnd two on the democratic
ticket , and two candidates for the nom
ination of county commissioner on the
The following persons have filed cer
tificates with the county clerk asking
that their names appear on the pri
mary ballot at the primary election ,
August 17 :
For sheriff on the republican ticket :
C. S. Smith , W. R. Martin. Walter El-
ley , Col. Fred Gegner ; democratic ticket -
ot : John Flynn , John Penny.
For county clerk on the republican
ticket : 9. R. McParlnnd ; on the dem
ocratic ticket : Henry Haase.
For county judge on the republican
ticket : Frank Dowllng ; on the demo
cratic ticket : Wm. Bates.
For county treasurer on the repub
lican ticket : F. A. Peterson.
For county commissioner on the re
publican ticket : Burr Taft , Obed
Raasch ; on the democratic ticket :
For county superintendent on the re
publican ticket : AB. . Ward ; on the
democratic ticket : N. A. House ) .
County Seat News.
Madison , Neb. , July 17. Special to
The News : County Judge Bates Is
sued marriage license to Walter Newman <
man Lulow and Katherlna Honretta
Welting , both of Tilden , Neb.
Adjustment of claims in the matter
of the probate of the estate of Vincent
Kuntz of Grove township was had In
the county court today , attorney H.
S. McDufilo appearing in behalf of the
The board of county commissioners
having chocked up the county officers
for the first half of the present year ,
adjourned to meet August 9. Whllo
there are a few outstanding warrants
appearing In the report of County
Treasurer Peterson , yet they are wan
rants which belong to people who
have had notice and have neglected to
call nnd receive their money. The
fact Is , the county does not owe a dollar
lar of outstanding interest bearing In
Dallas Beats t-amro.
Dallas , S. D. , July 16. Special to
The News : Dallas' fast team went
to Lamro and defeated that team by
a score of 3 to 0. The feature of the
game was the all around work of the
Dallas team and the pitching of Cy
Young. Cy struck out thirteen men
and allowed three hits , none of them
the same Inning. Not a Lntnro man
reached first until the seventh Inning.
The same teams play nt Dallas Friday ,
July 1C. Bntterlcs : Dallas , Cy Young
and George ; Lnniro : Probst nnd Lnlrd.
i Hits , Dallas 8 , Lamro 3. Struckout by
I Young. 13 ; Probst , 8.
Two Killed at Lead Game.
Lend , S. D. , July 10. During n ball
game between the teams from Dend-
wood nnd Lead on the Load grounds
yesterday afternoon in the last half of
he fifth Inning , a thunderstorm pass
ed over the grounds and lightning
struck the wire screnn on the left Held
'once ' , passing from thnt to nn um
brella held by John Butler striking
ilm unconscious nnd prostrating from
.hlrty to forty people In the immediate
vicinity , nnd killing two ,
The dead : Weston Fry and Thomas
The seriously Injured. A. B. Oliver ,
.ohn . Butler , Isaac Shane , Leo Cowln ,
Charles Rosslo , William Reomo.
Antelope County Filings.
Nollgh , * Nob. , July 19. Special to
The News : The candidates for county
ofllco have been unusually slow In fli
ng this year. A large portion ( lied the
> ast week , and Into Saturday after-
loon three republicans filed for the
ofllco of county sheriff. The following
nro the nominations as made up to
iloslng time at the court house Satur-
lay afternoon :
Republican John W. I imson ,
: lork ; Geo. Fletcher , treasurer ; Robt.
Wilson. Judge ; C. E. Ward and C. G.
jlutchlns , superintendent ; Allen Hop
kins , Calvin Frady and Blanche Wy-
; lnt , sheriff ; W. P. Conwell , coroner ;
> V. L. Staple , surveyor ; M. M. Mitch
ell , supervisor Second district ; C. E.
Fohnston , supervisor Second district ;
Geo. H. Romlg , supervisor Fourth dis
trict ; Henry Routzcl , supervisor
Fourth district ; Geo. Sweet , supervis
or Sixth district.
Democrat nnd Peoples' Independent
J. D. Miller , sheriff ; A. E. Kleth ,
ilerk ; R. B. Skinner , supervisor
fourth district ; J. S. Stringfellow , su-
lorvisor Sixth district ; J. M. Payne of
Clearwntor filed Satiirday evening nf
ter 8 o'clock for county Judge.
Two Brothers Drown Near Crelghton.
Crelghton , Nob. , July 19. Special to
The News : Two brothers boys aged 1
17 and 14 lost their lives together In
a pool whllo bathing In n pond oil their
father's pnstureland yesterday after
The victims of the dual drowning
wore sons of Anton Hanson , a pros
perous farmer living ten miles north
west of Crelghton.
Parents Almost Crazed.
The parents of the two dead boya
are almost Insane todny in their grief
over the terrible tragedy.
Three boys the two who perished
and a McGee boy went bathing In
he pond during the hot afternoon.
S'one of them could swim. They did
not know that the pond contained any
The older Hanson boy waded Into
; ho water first. The bottom of the
liond was slippery anil inclined aharp-
ly. Suddenly ho dropped from sight ,
sinking beneath the water's surface ,
tie did not come up.
Then his younger brother jumped
Into the hole nfter the older boy , think-
ng to help him. And the younger
brother , also , stayed down in the wa
Into Hole Eight Feet Deep.
The "brothers had sunk Into a hole
eight feet deep.
The McGee lad walked along the
dge of the hole , trying to get sight of
the missing brothers. Ho could not
swim and dared not venture into the
deep pool. But the bottom of the pond
was so slippery that he , too , almost
went In nnd hnd a difficult time escap
ing with his life.
Ho gave the alarm and Albert Mauls
dived Into the hole , bringing up both
bodies , which lay below the water In
the same spot.
The two brothers were unusually
large for their age.
The tragedy 1ms cast a gloom over
Ball Game at Nellgh.
Neligh , Neb. , July 19. Special to
The News : There was a baseball
game at Riverside park Saturday af
ternoon between North Nellgh and the
Antelope Creek boys. Score : North
Nellgh , 8 ; Antelope Creek , 10.
Chicken Case to District Court.
Madison , Neb. , July 19. Special to
The News : The Jack Kincald chicken
case , involving the sum of $2.60 , which
has acquired considerable local notori
ety , partly on account of the accused
constituting the "colored population of
Madison , " nnd which was first brought
before Police Judge Berry and after
wards , by a change of venue , trans
ferred to the court presided over by
Justice Peter Oberg , there being dis i-
missed by County Attorney Nichols ii i ,
was tried before County Judge Bates
Saturday morning , the complnlnnnt ,
Mrs. Nellie Horst , charging the ac
cused with po'tty larceny. Judge Bates
bound the defendant over to the dis
trict court , requiring bond for appear
ance in the sum of $300. County At
torney Nichols assisted by Burt Mapes.
of Norfolk represented the state , and
Attorney W. L. Dowling the defense.
Friday nnd Saturday were busy days
for Superintendent Housel , being the
occnslon of the regulnr teachers' ex
amination for July. Forty applicants
wrote upon the examination.
Dallas Beats Lamro.
Dallas , S. D. , July 19. Dallas won
In a slugging match with Lnmro , 12
to 7. The feature of the game was
the hard hitting of the Dallas team ,
which got eighteen hits off BobbI
Probst. The wind was bad and pre
vented fielders from pulling down
many drives that would have been
Hits : Dallas , 18 ; Lamro , 9. Bat
teries : Lamro , Cy Young and
George ; Lamro , Probst and Laird.
Umpire , O. W. Scgrlst.
EUGENIE'S ' WEDDING DAY.
The Qlft of Violets From the Market
Womtn of Paris.
Even on her wedding day the Km
press Eugcnlo received n sign of 111
onion. Thu market women of Parli
presented her with a mountain of violets
lets on the day of her marriage to
And those market women they boil
ed over ! They yelled nnd pushed nnd
crowded Into the pnlaco gardens. They
screeched and screamed for the em
press until nt last a window opened ,
and Eugculo stepped out on the 1ml
cony , and , over eager to please , she
held In her hands a great mass of tha
violets the market women had sent
Then suddenly ono old fish wife
shrieked out at these of the commit
tee : "Pigs ! Idiots ! It is the flower of
sorrow you have sent to her. " Whllt
quick another raved out : "It Is the col
or of mourning that you BO ml the
bride of the emperorl Violets purple
violets to a bride ! Plgsl Idiots ! Dev
ils ! It Is an omen a sign of evil ! "
And then the light began ! Ob , mon
DIeul They are terrible ! They tear
ono another llko wild beasts ! The gen
darmes try hard to niako order , when
a voice up above us soys out clear nnd
gentle , "Oh , soldiers , don't hurt them ! '
And the Idea thut any soldier on earth
could hurt a dame des Hallcs was so
funny thnt everybody stopped fighting
to laugh. And they laugh and laugh
and wlpo off the blood and slap the
gendarmes and say , "Don't ' hurt us ,
messieurs don't ! " And they dance and
shout , and the beautiful empress
stands now by the emperor nnd bows
and throws violets to the crowd , and
all below cry , "Vivo rimpcratrlccl"
And she smiles and smiles and so re
tires. But that old witch was right I
Yes , nindame , though the violet was
the flower of the Bonaparte , it Is the
flower of sorrow , not fit to send a
bride ! It was an omen and given at
the Tullerlcs It pointed to Chlselhurst.
Clara Morris in Woman's Home
Companion. . _
Up * and Downs.
"Ups nnd downs , " said nn etymologist -
gist , "Is a phrase of curious aptness.
"Take ups. Aviators tell us , balloonIsts -
Ists tell us , alpinists tell us , that the
higher one ascends , the more exhila
rating grows the air , so thnt It Is qulto
common , nt n height of a mile or BO ,
for men to sing and shout in pure hilar
ity and Joy. So much for ups.
"Take downs. Submarine boatmen
and divers and miners tell us that the
deeper one descends below the earth's
surface , the sadder one becomes. Those
depths resound with oaths , groans ,
sobs. So much for downs.
"Ups and downs an apt phrase ,
truly. " New Orleans Times-Democrat
Crime and Penalty.
Aunt Jane 1 think the young mac
who tried to steal a kiss should br
punished. Dorothy So do I , aunty ,
dear. Aunt Jane I nm glad to heai
you say that , child. Dorothy Yes ; h
ho should he punished severely foi
only trying. Rochester Democrat.
Ice by Mall For Nevada Millionaire.
Uncle Sam's ability to handle almost
anything as mail matter was recently
demonstrated when fifteen pounds of
Ice carefully wrapped In a rubber cov
ering were forwarded to Dr. A. M. Mil
ler of Hawthorne , Nov. , the pnckngo
being consigned to him by nn Ice com
pany in Reno , Nov. It was very sultry
In Hawthorne the other day. and Dr.
Miller , who is n millionaire , longed for
a cooling drink He telegraphed for
fifteen pounds of Ice by mall It was
forwarded as requested , bearing many
stamps. Eleven pounds were lost in
Lake Champlaln'a Monument.
The monument to commemorate the
discovery of Lake Champlaln by Sam
uel de Champlaln is now spoken of as
likely to be erected on Split Rock
point , says a Burlington ( Vt. ) dispatch.
The lake at that point is only about
half a mile wide , but just to the north
gradually broadens to Its greatest
width , fourteen miles. Those who fa-
Yor the Spilt Rock site point out the
fact that the monument , if erected
there , would be in full view of all
craft traversing the lake north or
south and that a light placed at the
top of the shaft would be visible for
more than fifty miles in both direc
Great Eleetrlo Power Station.
The largest electric po cr station in
the world Is planned for , a suburb of
Johannesburg , South Africa , whcro a
high waterfall will be utilized to fur
nish current to operate practically all
the mines of thnt district
The Cause of War.
The fair young debutante was sur
rounded by nn admiring crowd of of-
fleers at the colonel's ball. Mamma
was standing near by , smiling complacently -
placontly at her '
daughter's social suc
cess. The discussion was over the
quarrel of the 'day before between two
"What was the cnsus. , belli ? " asked
the fair debutante. a
"Maud , " exclaimed mamma in a e
shocked voice , "how often have I told c
you to say stomach T' 1
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Wherein They Were Alike. .
A country minister who in Scotland T
was notoriously defective and hesltatc
ing In bis style of delivery in the pul
pit was sitting having a cup of tea
with one of the old spinsters connect
ed with hl.i congregation when ho oh
Borred that the spout of the teapot
was either choked or too narrow.
"Your teapot , Mlsa Kennedy , " ho
marked , "dlsna ( Jhraa rlnreel. . "
"Aye , JLit llko yoursel' , Mr. Broon , "
retorted the nettled lady. "It has an
uncp pulr delivery. "
Speaker of the House Ridicules
"PURE ROT , " SAYS UNCLE JOE
Declares Former President Roos-
vslt's ' Country Life Commission Is a
"Flat Failure" Has No Patience
With Attempt to Relieve Condition *
That Are Not Understood.
Speaker Joseph G. Cannon in a re
cent after dinner speech before the
national city planning conference In
Washington dcnlt some hot shot to
ono of former President Roosevelt's
pet commissions nnd other curlositlua
of thu uplift movement.
The speaker took the following falls
out of the uplift :
"Don't try to relieve conditions that
you don't understand. "
"This country life commission that
has been trying to uplift the poor
farmer with theories ! I'll take oath
that they don't know what they are
talking about. "
"What they have compiled Is pure
rot. The commission is n flat failure. "
"The Idle rich bear about the
same relation to the great mass of
the t American people that the fly on
the clephant'ti trunk bears to the clo-
phaut. j , " '
"Tho people who do the most harm
nro those who give to what they call
charity either for notoriety or to bribe
"It Is well enough to plan for the
future of this country , " said Mr. Cannon -
non"thls country which Is to have
GOO.000,000 inhabitants In the years
to come. There are a great many
things which can be done In planning
for these years , but no plans thnt wo
in this generation can map out will
bo big enough or broad enough to meet
the coming noeds.
"I bid godspeed to this planning
thnt you nro working for , but for
heaven's sake don't follow the exam
ple of some nnd try to relieve condi
tions thnt you don't understand. I
have no patience with these theorists
who nro trying to relieve what they
are pleased to call the agricultural
section of this country. , There arc
several excellent gentlemen on the
country life commission , but what they
have compiled is pure rot. if what I
have rend of It Is a fair sample. The
country life commission Is a flat fall-
uro because It has dealt with condl
tlons that didn't require dealing with
by theorists and bccauso Its members
don't know what they nro talking
"Open the sensational newspapers
and the magazines and you will read
all about the activities of the Idle rich.
their foolishnesses and their fads.
They are of no real consequence. They
bear about the same relation to the
great mass of the American people that
the fly on the elephant's trunk bears
to the elephant , but they give the
excuse for demagogues , who live not
by the sweat of their faces , but by the
sweat of thi'lr tongues , to Inveigh
against economic conditions existing
In this country. Thnt Is why they con
stitute a real evil. Once In awhile
when other methods of seeking notoriety
riety have failed they declare them
selves to he friends of the people and
proclaim themselves to be Socialists.
"I don't regret immigration. I would
not be here If It wasn't for that. I'd
be scattered over the continent of Eu
rope. There'd be n little of me In the
Low Counties , a mite in France , n portion
tion In Irel.ind. .some more In England
nnd Scotland. The great bulk of our
immigrants live by the sweat of their
faces , and any one who does that !
worthy to be given recognition In this
country of ours. "
Mr. Cannon paid a high tribute of
respect and admiration to Mrs. V. G.
Slmkhovltch of New York , a settle
ment worker , whose work centers In a
block In a New York city street In
which more than 1,000 persons live ,
Mrs. Slmkhovltch spoke In a quiet but
effective manner of her labors In this
congested district , where the work of
the settlement worker Is so often beset
with trials that demand forbearance
and endless patience.
The speaker found every reason to
believe that the world Is growing bet
ter each day nnd deprecated the exist
ence of pessimists whose chief mission
Is to flaunt discouragement before the
eyes of the public. _
A Story of Father M thew.
"Father Mathew was the roost lor
Ing nnd lovable of human beings , " nnd
in the light of this statement found in
a biography of the famous Irish priest
by Mrs. Katherlno Tynan Hlnkson
two Incidents of his crusade for tern-
peranco in the north of Ireland should
At Clones , in Ulster , there were two
brange flngs raised when he visited
it. Instead of considering it ns an In-
Bult , bo thought it a very great com
pliment , never having seen ono or
been honored with one before. When
he saw them he called for three cheers
for the Orange flag. Commenting on
this , an Irish writer says :
"A Catholic priest calling for a cor
dial salutation of the Orange banner
and a .Catholic assembly heartily responding
spending was something almost Incon
ceivable. It bed never occurred before
in Ireland , , I'm afraid It baa never oc
curred since. "
For the time being there were good
will and friendly feeling from one end
of Ulster to the other. One recruit
who knelt for Father Mnthew's bless
ing snld :
"You wouldn't be blessing we if you
knew what I am. "
"And what are you , my dear ? " Fa
ther Mathew called men , women and
children 'my dear. "
"I am an Orangeman , your rever
"Why , God bless you , my dear , I
wouldn't euro It you were a lemon
Names and Muting * * Used to Qt
Scrlbbltd on Playing Cardt ,
It Is aorncwhnt ourloun that so n p-
ful nn Invention ns the visiting card
should have been unknown to society
until comparatively recant tlnn-n. Yof
150 years ago the cnrto de visit ? did
not exist. The belles of thu seven
tccnth century used nothing in the
fllmpo of n naino card , or "tlekot , ' '
aw It was afterward called. Invita-
( Ions to routs and drums no well an
names nnd addresses wore written
across the backs of playing cards ,
which In those days wore made with
n white reverse nnd Innocent of the
Intricate pattern familiar to us In
Mary Wortley Montagu , n lady often
ton , says the Connoisseur , would be
apt to use n red plnying card a queen
of hearts for ordinary social purposes ,
while nn amorous beau Inscribed his
name and the most tender of Inquiries
on the back of a jack of spades. The
great world of the seventeenth nnd
eighteenth centuries was n small
world. It was rigidly exclusive. Liv
ing In the same quarter of the town ,
the quality Bent each other scribbled
messages by the hand of a favorite
page. Society , In n word , was in
formal In the midst of stately formali
ties , nnd wo have no dltllculty In believ
ing the Comtesso de Bolgne when she
tells us that In 1800 Lady Harlngton
used to trot up and down Bond street
picking up guests for a party for the
It Is told , no matter on what author
ity , that n telephone company In Chi-
cngo has no end. of trouble with Us
order. Nobody seemed to know why.
An Investigation was started.
Most of the subscribers In the terriJ
lory where the trouble was were
Poles. Hungarians , Russians , etc. An
expert after due consideration of the
matter decided that the wires were
unable to withstand the onslaughts of
languages like Polish , Hungarian , Run *
slan , etc.
"Can yon suggest n remedy ? " asked
the officials of the telephone company.
"Certainly , " answered the export.
"Substitute barbed wire. "
The suggestion , was followed. There
I was no more trouble. Philadelphia
To Spade It Up or to Plow ItT
I am not sure but that the spaded
garden has some advantage over the
plowed I one. The soil can be turned up
just whcro you want It and as you
want It by the use of the spade , whllo
the plow works alike throughout the
garden , though the soli may vary In
depth and nature to n considerable ex
tent. A spaded garden always looka
best at the beginning , and looks count
in gardening as well as elsewhere.
But the gardener who has a liking for
neatness will make his garden look
well after n little in spite of all obsta
cles. "Home Garden , " by Ebcu E. Ilex-
A Courteous Boy.
"Would you rather for your mother
or me to whip you ? "
"I dislike to show favoritism , fa
ther , " said little Clarence. "You and
mother had better settle the matter
between you by flipping a coin. " Bir
TRIBUTE TO SIOUX INDIANS.
Small Band's Brave Deed to Be Com
memorated by a Monument.
After the lapse of well nigh half a
century the band of young Sioux In
dians known ns the "fool soldier"
band , which In November , 1802 , nt
great personal risk to themselves , res
cued nt a spot near the Missouri river
in what is now Walworth county ,
S. D. , two women and four children ,
whites , who had been abducted by a
roving band of Sioux from their homes
nt Lake Chetak , Minn. , are to be re
membered and their heroic behavior
commemorated by a suitable monument
Under the auspices of the South Da
kota Historical society and the South
Dakota Pioneer association n granite
shaft will be erected on June 27 a
mile from Mobrldge , 3. D. , whcro the
rescue was effected.
The "fool soldier" band consisted of
eleven young Indian braves , and their
act was one of the exceptional deeds
of the aborigines In which the whites
were befriended at the risk of Incur
ring ostraclzatlon and the enmity of
not only their own tribe , but the entire
Sioux Nation , at the time powerful and
After conceiving the Idea of saving
the white captives the young braves
watched with unceasing vigilance un
til the opportune time came , when they
secured possession of the captives and
rushed , them to a white settlement
whence they were returned to their
Wnlworth county was at that time
totally unsettled by whites , but after
the whites settled the country the
members of the baud were always welcome -
come guests at any whlto man's house ,
nnd nfter the Walworth County Old
Settlers' association was formed the
survivors of the band were features of
every reunion of the association.
The monument erected to their mem
ory will bo a plain granite shaft , stand' '
Ing upon two mammoth native bowl
dcrs nnd suitably Inscribed with the
account of the deed which won the In
dlans Immortality , Doane Robinson of
Pierre , S. D. , state historian , will de
liver the address nt the dedication of
Evolution of the Modern Play.
With the decay of dialogue In Im
portance leas attention has been paid
to delivering It so exquisitely ns to
give value to It for Its own sake. And
so by degrees wo came to the mod
ern play , In which everything Is sac-
Hiked to vralscmblance , soliloquies
are tabooed , and people talk as they
do in real life naturally and entirely
to the point Era.
Features of Mansion on Ramapo
Range at Arden , N. Y.
BUILT IN FORM OF A CROSS.
Railway Magnate's Country Estate
Will Be One of the Moat Remarkable
In North America Mansion Will
Contain Oeventy Room * .
It wna once said of E. II. Harrlman
by nn attorney ns skilled In the rules
of the game of law as thu great trans
portation king IH In the complex shiftIng -
Ing of hlnckH of bonds and stocks that
represent his tltlo to more miles of
railway than one man ever dominated
before that Mr. Harrimnn , who is the
president of the Union Pncillc railway ,
moved on n plane and In nn atmos
phere so altltudlnous that no ordinary
mortal might hope to do more than
contemplate his eminence from nfnr.
That was true In a llgurntlve eenso
perhaps when It was announced at
any rate , the nduintory attorney ap
peared , to think It was but now It Is
about to become literally true , so far
as Mr. Harrlman's homo In the coun
try t is concerned.
His house on the top of ono of the
mountains I ! of the Itamnpo run go at Ar-
dcn , N. Y. , Is on such a height and sur
rounded by so many leagues of path
less forest that nro his by right of pur
chase that ho can dwell thcro , if ho
chooucs , In an Isolation so splendid ns
. to be Incomparable with that enjoyed
by any other American multimillion
aire. It IB doubtful If Mr. Hnrrlman
In his wanderings over continental Eu
rope this summer will sco any castle
that can equal bis In its majesty of
view nnd aloofness from , yet geograph
ical ! nearness to , a vast center of popu
lation. ' " , !
The Hnrrlmnn homo at Anloa has
been building for nearly three years ,
and when ho went abroad recently ho
left orders that it must be ready for
his occupancy when ho returns lirthe
early autumn , that no expense was to
bo spared , that the work must be push
ed forwiird night and day If necessary ,
but that It must be finished.
The Hnrriuinn house at Ardcn con
forms to the rules of no style of archi
tecture except the rectangular school.
The dormer windows In the attic roof
are moro English In their design than
anything else. That Is the only feature
to which any architectural nationality
can be assigned. It looks more like nn
attempt to reproduce In stone on a
largo nnd modernized scale some old
New England farmhouse. It Is un
doubtedly designed more for use and
comfort than for anything else. It
contain * * seventy rooms , and twenty-
two of these are bathrooms.
It IViHt of gray stone with trim
mings of sandstone nnd Is In the form
of n cross. The entrance hall Is In
the west wing. This hall Is thirty feet
wide nnd fifty foot long. A Now York
city lot Is twenty-live feet wide , so
the spaciousness of this great entrance
hall may bo Judged by that. Off of
this Is the big living room , n chamber
so Inrge that It could easily contain
the floor space of the average seven
room , two thousand dollar uptown flat
without crowding. The other rooms
are proportionately spacious. The
windows on the first floor especially
nro large , some of them exceptionally
so. The last year or two Mr. Hnrrl-
inan has hnd a passion for an abun
dance of air and sunlight , nnd one can
easily Imagine him going over the
architect's plans and telling hliu , In
spite of his protests thnt It would tnnr
the harmony of the exterior , that cer
tain windows must be double the
width thnt he hnd indicated In bis
Set on the apex of one of the high
est nnd steepest mountains of the
Ramnpos , the land originally sloped
abruptly away from the site of the
house. The art of the landscape art
ists has broken and softened these
declivities by the formation of a se
ries of terraces. Many of them had to
be blasted out of solid rock nnd their
sharp outlines smoothed over with
earth nnd turf , so that now the once
rugged outlines of the bowlder strewn
hilltop arc graceful In their descent to
the edge of the forest. In other places
the terraces rise vertically from the
edge of a cliff.
Hard by the house Is n great swim
ming ' pool of stone nnd cement , n bnth
whose size even Caesar or Carncnlla
might have envied hud Ilnrrlmnn lived
in Homo in their day nnd built his pal
ace there. About the grounds , too , arc
many sunken courts that in summer
will be filled with flowers. Through
the green shrubbery will shlno the
whiteness of marble statuary , and coo ?
fountains in the courtyards nnd Ital
ian gardens will plash nnd whNper all
night , long In midsummer when the cit
ies on the lowlands toward the sea ar J
swathed in torrid , humid air.
Beneath this commonplace looking
mansion , Is n network of tunnels for
the passage of servants , the convey
ance of everything needed. Some are
equipped with llttlo electric tramways
for the whisking of things to nnd fro.
Everything contributing to comfort
that the skill of the mechanical en-
tslwpr could adapt to use In a dwellIng -
Ing has been Installed. Human hand
sprvlro hns been supplemented everywhere -
where , HO far as possible , by steam ,
electricity nnd compressed air. For
Indoor amusement there are billiard
parlors and bowling alleys enough for
the entertainment of all the guests the
house can hold
It ban been the contention of poets
md other Impecunious people from
time Immemorial that no man can
own n Jandscnpe-tlmt the pleasure of
any jjxtcn j d view or nature U the
common property of the pauper and
the plutocrat Tula la nil rerv
fylng to the proletariat , but It is noV
true In thin part of the Ramapos whcrsr
Mr. Harrlman has built bin uyrtc. IT *
tins become n monopolist In scenery
well ns In railroads , It IH practically
n virgin wilderness and within fortr
ml I OH of the Horoiul grontont city In tha
The llttlo village of Arden , which tit
the only nu'aim of locating the llarrl-
man CHtntc geographically except by
latitude and longitude. IH down In the-
valley , far below the house nnd tnlleti
nuny. It IH not won visible from the
top of Tower hill. Yet ouo of the
Harrlman railroads starts from near
This railroad Is the shortest that tha
transportation king owns , yet It Is oner
thnt is particularly ami peculiarly es
sential to bin comfort In hU mountain
home. U runs straight to the steep
hillside. It makes no detour for the
sake of oany grades , for the cars nro
pulled up to the top by the main
strength of Hteam and a big Hteu ) ca
ble. It has been used HO far to trans
port nil the building materials and ma
chinery needed In tlio work thnt has
boon going on and will later be equip
ped with pasHonger cars.
The Harrlman estate in the Itamapo
mountains Is probably the largest In
area of any private property of Itn
kind Iti America , though there nro sev
eral that far surpass It In magnificence.
Tower hill , however , Is nnlquo In the
Isolation nnd solitary grandeur that It
will afford Its master. New York
BOY'S AIRSHIP MOTOR.
Small , Light and Powerful , It May
Revolutionize Aerial Navigation.
A now motor , the Invention of
Charles Godlove , n twenty-year-old 8t
Louis boy , which combines the best
features of the standard motors In a
simpler way , has recently been enter
ed nt the United States patent ofllco
for the American rights.
Owing to its light weight nnd email
size Godlove hopes this motor will
revolutionize aerial navigation. The
chief feature of the motor la the great
amount of horsepower thai can be oU-
tnlned In proportion to the size of the
machine. A thirty horsepower motor
will go within n sixteen Inch circle nnd
will weigh only sixty pounds. The
small size nnd light weight nro made
possible by the simplicity of the
The ignition system which necessi
tates a spark and carburetor Is elimi
nated. The Ignition" the gas Is
brought about by heat produced by
high compression of air. This docs
away with premature explosions of
The motor has no valves or mechan
ism making use of valves , Is air cooled
and has a stationary crank shaft , the
cylinders themselves revolving. This
reduces the number of moving parts
nnd hence reduces the wear.
SHIP LEAK DETECTOR.
Device That Gives Warning as Soon as
Captain Joseph B. Williams of Pitts-
burg has completed an Instrument
which sounds an alarm when n ship
springs a leak , and the United States
has become interested.
The detector consists of n metal foof
on which rests n hollow cylinder to bo
placed nt the point In the hold of n
vessel where water might enter and
prove a danger If not Instantly detect
ed. This plpo is continued to the
bridge , pilothouse or other point where
nn ofllcor Is on duty. It ends In
n brass bowl , In the center of which
Is n diaphragm constructed of metal
and HO thin as to be susceptible to the
slightest pressure and so constructed
as to be air tight.
Itestlng on this diaphragm Is a pis
ton that projects through the top of
the bowl , where It may come In con
tact with metallic lips at each side.
Over all of this is an electric battery ,
nnd on top of the battery is a bell.
When the water enters the cylinder
down In the hold It drives air through
the tube to the diaphragm , which In
stantly expands nnd , lifting the piston ,
brings it In contact with the metallic
lips. This causes the alarm gong to
"GUESS YOUR SILHOUETTE. "
Washington Society Woman Evolves
New Qame For Summer.
To whllo away the torrid days of
Juno a Washington society woman
evolved nn amusing pastime. Gather
ing together n half score photographs
of her smartest friends , she had ouo
of the Corcornn Art students "do" the
profiles in silhouette. At one of the
functions the shadow pictures were
brought out and a general guessing
Not n girl In the crowd made a hit
on her own picture , though almost
everybody landed right on the first
guess In the cases of Mrs. Alice
Itooscvolt Long-worth , Miss Ethel
llooHevolt , Miss Helen Cannon , Miss
Anna Ewlng Cockrell , Miss Frederlcn
Morgan , > JIss Eleanor Terry nnd the
pretty llttlo Countess Lulso Alexandra
Youthful Kansa * Financiers.
Some .yp.ung .boys near Alma , Kan. ,
have been practicing high finance re
cently by gathering crow eggs nnd
putting them In a hen's nest to be
hatched. In Kansas a bounty of 1
cent Is allowed for crow eggs , but
there Is a bounty of 6 cents on crows ,
and a sitting hen charges no commis
A Debtor's Woe. .
"The worst thing about owing people
ple , " sighed the woman , "Is that It
seems to give them the right to a k us
such personal nna Impertinent ques
tions about things that really should
be none of their business. I never
etave off my piano man , for example ,
that be doesn't ask bow It Is that I
can afford to pay BO much rent for my
flat"-Neir York Press.
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