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TOE NORFOLK WEBKLL NEWS. JOURNAL , PMDAT , JULY 3 , 1910.
TO FORCE MISS CLUCK TO SING
Gattl-Caaazza Refused to Let Young
Star Practice Two Years.
Now York , July 0. Alum Uluck , the
young American singer , who , without
European experience , stepped out of
thu miikH In the Motropolltun Opera
com puny hint season and bocnmo a
Htiir , W H u passenger on La I'rovonco ,
which arrived toilny.
Miss Gluck made a twonty-onc days'
trip to ECU Unttl-Cnimzzn and to aak
him to lot her off two years of her flvo
years' contract HO she could study
abroad hoforo HIO ! faced a Metropol
itan audlcnco again.
"I wan Beared , " she explained today.
"It IB all very well to make a great
8UCCC88 as a beginner. That will defer
for one season. Out next year they
will look for finish. They will not ex-
CUHO little faults because I am a be
ginner. I feel that I ought to have
oxporlonco In loss important opera
houses , so I wont to toll the director.
"When 1 saw him ho looked at mo
and laughed. 'Horo , ' ho said , 'wo have
the little American Joke. Here is a
pretty young woman who makes for
herself all the trouble and expense of
an Atlantic voyage to toll mo that she
is afraid she Is not good enough to
alis ; with us next year. I am sorry ,
but a contract Is a contract , young
woman , and you must stand by it. ' "
John 'yPhlnnoy has returned from
H. S. Thorpe went to Fairfax on
Ernest Rnasch had business at Bat
Miss Amy Nelson of Tllden called
on friends hero.
Mrs. H. Miller of Hosklns was a
visitor In the city.
Ferdinand Schulz has gene to Hos
kins to visit with friends.
John Schwertfoger Is going to Denver
vor to spend the summer. -
Herman Krucger of Hosklns was In
the city calling on friends.
Mrs. M. Slaughter and daughter ,
who have been here visiting with
friends have returned to their homo
Miss Eula Stlllson , who has boon
hero spending a few days with her
sister , Mrs. E. L. Brush , has returned
to her homo at Atkinson.
A meeting of the board of education
Is scheduled for this evening.
The regular mooting of the Degree
of Honor will meet tonight at the G.
A. U. hall at 8 o'clock.
Mayor John Friday and family and
Mason Fraser and family are spending
n week camping and fishing at the
August Klentz farm.
Frank Smykel , who has lived hero
for six years , wont to Cedar Bluffs ,
where he bought a meat market.
The Baptist Ladles' Aid will meet
at Pasewnlk's grove Thursday after
noon at 2IJO : If the weather Is favor
able , If not , at the home of Mrs. Cor
Clarence Uasley , manager of the
clerks' baseball team , has started on a
week's vacation , which he will spend
with friends at Chicago , Lincoln , Sioux
City and Omaha.
The Edgewater and firemen's base
ball teams of the city league are
scheduled at the driving park for a
game of ball this evening. The game
will be called nt 6:30. : A fast game Is
promised by both teams.
L. P. Pasewalk , cashier of the Nor
folk National bank , has received as a
gift from W. J. Stadelman , formerly
with the Norfolk Long Distance Tele
phone company , now at Los Angeles ,
Calif. , a fine Calabash gourd pipe.
The city hall will be the scene of
much activity this evening. The property
orty owners Interested In the new ma
terial for paving will hold a meeting at
8 o'clock at which a largo attendance
is looked for. The republican caucus
will also bo held there at S o'clock ,
and the hook and ladder company of
the lire department will hold their reg
There was n shortage of meat In
Norfolk yesterday. So short was one
market that It was necessary to purchase -
chase meat from a competitor , who
reports he also was short of moat on
account of Monday being a holiday.
"Give me a piece of round steak , " said
one customer in n local market. "Can't
do it , old man , we are all out , " was
the reply ho got from the butcher behind
hind the counter. "We are awfully
losv. There Is less meat In town to
day than there lias been In many
Funeral services over the remains
of Miss Jessie Rouse , who died after a
lingering illness brought on by a tumor -
mor of the brain , at1 o'clock last Mon-
xlay afternoon , took place at the fam
ily home on South Tenth street at 4
o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rov.
Owen Rummol of the First Methodist
church hold services. The remains
wore interred nt the Prospect Hill
cemetery. Following were the pall
bearers : W. R , Hoffman , George Far
ley , R. R. Shaw , V. V. Light , A. O.
Hazen. M. C. Hazen. Jcsslo Reuse
was born at West Point , Neb. , April
10 , 1SS1 , and when but 3 years old was
tajcen to Long Pine by her parents ,
Mr. nnd Mrs. James Rouse. Eighteen
years ago the family moved to Nor
folk , Jesslo remaining at home. For
the first time in her life sickness over
took her last winter and she began to
wane. For only three weeks was she
confined to her bed.
Miss Allco Ogden was a visitor at
A. Degner and family returned from
Mable Gibson of Lamro was a visit
or In the city.
E. C. McCart of Dallas was in the
city on business.
MIlo Williams spent the Fourth with
friends nt Spencer.
Miss Beatrice Mapes returned from
n visit at Plalnvlow.
returned from Meadow Grove.
Mrs. Ulshport and daughter of
Plorco were visitors In the city.
Miss Alvlru Durland bus gene to
Plalnvlow to visit with relatives.
Misses Verona Nenow and Lizzie
Podoll returned from a visit at Stan-
Miss Louise Schulz has gene to
Plorco to spend a few days with her
Charles Durland has gene to Long
Pine to spend a week camping and
Mlssos Euma Schulz and Anna
Pahn returned from a visit with
friends at Pierce.
Miss Eflle Cronk has gene to St.
Charles and Gregory to spend a few
days' visit with friends.
William Wurdman and Auios Davl-
son of Stanton were In the city visit
ing with the W. Z. King family.
Mrs. E. F. Fisher loft Tuesday to
Join her husband In Montello , Ida. ,
where they will make their future
Many out-of-town papers of this ter
ritory are complaining against auto-
mo.hlllsts who seem to have no regard
for the speed limit ordinance.
A. Koyon reports that ho has remodeled -
modeled the Crystal theater which
some time ago was the scone of a
lire panic. An expensive piano has
been installed and the theater will
A beautiful Stolnway grand piano
has been Installed in the 0. E. Burn-
ham residence. Taking advantage of
the absence of Mrs. Burnham and
his daughter , Mr. Burnham had the
piano brought home , giving them qulto
an agreeable surprise when they re
Young Denny returned from Hoop
er Tuesday afternoon , whore he ref-
creed the wrestling match between
Dr. Zlllors of Hooper and Art Gaylety
of Omaha which resulted in a victory
for the doctor. Young Denny says
the doctor Is a "comer" in the wrest
The hearing In the disbarment pro
ceedings against G. P. Harben at
Platte has been adjourned until Aug
Governor Vessey has appointed Dr.
Howes of Deadwood as a member of
the state board of health , to fill the
vacancy caused In that board by the
resignation of Dr. McNutt of Aber
The state board of pardons has rec
ommended a pardon for Fred Walsh ,
who was committed from Deuel county
on a charge of adultery. He has been
In the penitentiary only a short time.
The case has several peculiarities.
T. J. King , the new agent at the
Cheyenne River agency , has taken
over the management there , and Dr.
L. F. Michael , who has been In charge
for several years , leaves for Flan-
dreau , where he takes charge of the
government Indian school at that
Ever since the close of the Spanish-
American war , the state has been
pushing a claim for money claimed to
be due to the First South Dakota regi
ment , which , under Colonel Frost , did
such good work In the Philippine Is
lands. Governor Vossey has Just re
ceived notification from Washington
that the claim has been allowed In the
sum of $15,594.
The state of South Dakota has re
ceived a clear list of the Indemnity
common school lands selected on the
Standing Rock and Cheyenne River
reservations In lieu of school lands
taken by Indians In their allotments.
The list comes from the Lemmon dis
trict , and Is for 7,500 acres. The state
selections on other districts covering
this tract have all been cut out of the
land open to settlement , and will soon
be clear listed to the state.
So They Flip a Coin.
Two Norfolk men who own a halt
section of land In Cheyenne county to
gether , sold It a few days ago and had
to take mortgages. An equal amount
of money was placed on each quarter
section and two mortgages were tak
en. One half of the land was better
than the other and an argument en
sued between the sellers at a local
bank. Naturally each wanted the
mortgage on the best quarter.
"Well , I'll Just Hip you coins to see
who gets his choice , " said one of the
land owners ,
"All right , that suits me all right , "
was the reply. The coin was tossed
and the winner and loser both left
the bank satisfied.
That Rain Was General.
Reports received at the Northwest
ern railroad headquarters in Norfolk
Wednesday showed that a good rain
had fallen all over northern Nebraska
as far west as Wood Lake , and north
west Into the Rosebud reservation
country. The rain was heavier most
places than at Norfolk. In fact , very
much more rain fell on the farms
north and south of Norfolk than right
In Norfolk. The downpour was of in
estimable benefit to crops all over this
IT'S THE LEG HURTING NOW.
Ray Weber Says His Leg Is Now
Sorer Than Burned Arm.
"My leg hurts now worse than the
burned arm , "
Ray Weber of Norfolk , who last
week submitted to a scraping of skin
from his own leg In order to graft
flesh upon his burned arm , says It's
the leg that fools sorest now. Ho was
burned very seriously some months
ago and Is only now recovering.
Drives Girls Like Horses.
If you were a young girl , around 14 ,
how would you like to bo hitched like
a horse to a garden plow and ho com
pelled to drag the plow across the
field and back again , night after night ?
Thats what two Norfolk girls are
doing these hot nights. Three daugh
ters of a market gardener named
u > . , i. ji.n | / , - > , of
I cent , uxc 9it caou.
night , one of them at the handles and
two of them hitched into a 'harness
like horses and , bonding forward with
all their tired force , driven forward
and back again , drawing the heavy
plow as it digs Into the soil.
People who have seen this Incident
at the Kratke farm repeatedly , are
loud In their protest against the prac
tice and areIn hopes County Attorney
Nichols , with the matter brought to
his attention , will take steps to put a
stop to the habit.
D rlng the day the girls sell garden
truck from house to house , going Into
the plow liarness when they get homo
after the day's work up town in the
She Used a Shotgun.
Alnsworth Democrat : Mrs. S. J.
Calfce , residing with her husband and
father on a ranch about ilftcen miles
south of Alnsworth , had an experience
Tuesday night of this week which she
does not care to have repeated very
soon , but It can bo said that she prov
ed equal to the occasion.
Mr. Calfeo was away on business
and his wlfo and her aged father , who
is an invalid , were also on the farm
Tuesday night. Some time during the
night she was awakened by the fu
rious barking of the dogs about the
placo. She paid no attention to thorn
for a time , but finally she arose to try
to ascertain the trouble , and was her
rifled to see the form of a man creep
ing along the ground. Ho was work
Ing his way slowly but surely to the
chicken house , and once there it would
be an easy matter to get to the house
without being seen. Mrs. Calfee de
cided that It was her business to see
that the marauder did not get to the
chicken house. She took her hus
band's shotgun and , after watching the
man for a few seconds she flred with
out further ceremony , right through
the window , and was much relieved to
sec the sneak Jump to his feet and
hit for the hills at a gait that con-
vlncod her that her shot wont wild.
Asked by a neighbor If she shot to
kill , Mrs. Calfeo said that she aimed
rather high , as she did not care to
take human life. Just who the party
was or what his intent or purpose , it
was frustrated by the nerve of the
lady of the household.
Cannon Silent On Polndexter.
Washington , July 6. "Who gave out
that news ? Poindexter ? "
That Is what Joseph G. Cannon ,
speaker of the house of representa
tives , asked a newspaper Interviewer
last night on his return to Washing
ton after a trip to a seashore resort.
Informed that the Intimation that Rep
resentative Poindexter of Washington
would have the sympathy of former
President Roosevelt In his candidacy
for senator from that state , had come
both from Mr. Poindexter and Mr.
Roosevelt , Mr. Cannon declined to
comment further on the situation "un
til he knew more about It. "
Fairfax Boy Is Injured.
Fairfax , S. D. , July G. Special to
The News : Lorln , 10-year-old son of
Attorney Charles Milner , was thrown
from a bronco and one foot held In
the stirrup. The horse kicked and
broke the boy's leg above the knee.
Mrs. R. Kosta was thrown out of a
buggy Sunday and quite seriously
bruised , but no bones broken.
There was a light over a horse race
at Brlstow on the Fourth.
New York to See Pictures.
New York , July G. Mayor Gaynor
said that the Jeff-Johnson fight pic
tures could be shown In New York
city without Interference on the part
of the city authorities so far as ho was
concerned. He had no more right to
stop the pictures , ho said , than to stop
publication of the story of the fight.
He added that police would act , of
course , In case of complaint of disor
der at any moving picture theater.
The Celebration at Stuart.
Stuart , Nob. , July G. Special to The
News : This town had one of the best
celebrations in its history. The
weather was ideal. In point of num
bers the crowd may have been excelled -
celled a time or two In the town's his
tory , but a finer looking crowd was
never before assembled here. Among
them were many line couples of young
people the flower of our neighboring
towns and surrounding country. The
festivities began with a fine auto parade
rado , following which came the speak
Ing at the opera house. Attorney Rice
of Nellgh was the orator of the day.
The ball game In the afternoon be
tween Newport and Stuart teams was
won by the latter , the score standing
1 to 4.
Religious Debates In Spain.
Valentine , Neb. , July 6. Special to
The News : The fight between Bor
deaux , a young quartorbreed , and
young Hale , a white man , at Rose
bud on the Fourth , In which Bordeaux
got shot , seems to have been a case of
self defense on Hale's part. It seema
that Halo Is a young eastern boy and
was In the habit of going around with
out a hat and young Bordeaux and a
few of his cronies had been taunting
and making fun of Halo all day , and
finally they all rushed up to him and
were going to drag him off his horso.
Hale warned them to leave him alone ,
to which they paid no attention , and
to protect himself Halo pulled n gun
and shot , hitting young Bordeaux , but
luckily for Bordeaux the bullet hit a
rib and followed It around , Inflicting a
flesh wound Instead of going through
his lung , which it was nt first feared
It had done.
The agent nt Rosebud Immediately
sent Halo hero In charge of police for
safe keeping until the deputy United
SUites marshal can como and take
him to Deadwood for his preliminary.
Bordeaux was brought over also for
medical attention , and is getting along
heavy fall of rain , which will bo of
great benefit to crops.
TO SAVE HUMAN VOICE.
Chicago Invention Uiaful In War ,
Peace and Sport.
The first public demonstration of an
"automatic onunclotor" took place re
cently In Chicago. The Invention la n
development of telephone experiment * .
By the use of electro-magnetic action
the volco of a speaker Is carried along
as many wires as desired and for any
distance , then sent out through grapho-
phone horns , so us to bo audlblo la a
At the demonstration Inventor L. M.
Cole spoke In a tone that could not
have been heard thirty feet away , and
In u dozen rooms all over the building
the reproducer emitted the touos clear
The enunclator can be attached to
telephone circuits in largo buildings ,
and In every room simultaneously the
message will be given. These are some
of the uses the promoters give :
Paging guests simultaneously In every
public room of a hotel.
QlvInK Information to department liends
In wholesale housed from the main olllco.
Announcing tralnn from several horns In
largo station lobbies.
Sending commands to every officer on a
Announcing streets to passengers at ev
ery seat In street cars.
Aiding the nudlences of theaters , operas -
eras and churches to hear all that la said
and even carrying : the sound to resi
Notifying building ; employee * of fire In
Calling carriages and automobiles at
Delivering complete baseball and racing
news to any number of halls.
Carrying the voice of a speaker to audi
ences at "overflow" meetings.
The results are gained by alterations
to three telephone agencies the trans
mitter , the receiver'or ' ( producer , as It
is hero called ! and the circuit itself.
The nature of thcso alterations the promoters
meters refuse to giro out until patents
are perfected and manufacture start
PULLMANS USED IN SUBWAYS
London Underground Surpasses New
York In Comfort.
Now Yorkers may think their sub
way Is up to date In every detail , but
it isn't that Is , compared with Lon
don's underground. The latter has in
troduced the very latest in comfort.
It Is running on several of Its trunk
lines Pullman buffet cars.
A commuter who misses his break
fast can got it on the train. Later In
the day passengers can have lunch ,
and after 4 o'clock they may have tea.
Soon the Pullmans will be attached to
the theater trains , and supper may be
had on the way home.
The Pullman company has never
been able to extract from Englishmen
a fare equal to that familiar to Amer
icans. The Pullman conductors on the
trains to Brighton , flfty miles from
London , collect only a shilling (25 (
cents ) for the Journey. The trains to
Folkestone , seventy-nine miles from
London , carry Pullmans , and the Pull
man fare Is only a shilling.
There are no Pullmans on the long
distance trains to the north , to Glas
gow and Edinburgh , but the railroad
companies provide very comfortable
sleepers , for which 51.25 is charged in
addition to the fare. The passenger la
provided with n compartment all to
himself. There arc no upper berths.
The compartment contains a lavatory
and an electric reading lamp. They
aren't luxuriously upholstered in the
well known Pullman form of high art ,
but their comfort and cleanliness are
TRY OUT MONEY LAUNDRY.
Uncle Sam's Bills Scrubbed by Ma
chine at Washington.
Uncle Sam's money laundry Is get
ting a tryout In the United States bu
reau of engraving and printing. Di
rector J. D. Ralph is on the Job watchIng -
Ing with Interest the renovator of dir
ty bills do Its duty. The machine on
trial is one Invented by Frank B.
The machine takes bills and spreads
them on a screen. This screen Is re
volved rapidly through a solution of
soap and water , which takes off the
grime. The next disk takes them
through n strong solution of a disin
fectant , which removes the germs. A
third disk removes the traces of the
other two waters and sends the bill
out on to a plat ready for the "plater. "
The "plater" is the same roller used to
press new money. It Is this machine
that gives new money its crlspucss.
After the washed out bills are run
through the "plater" they are com
paratively new , the Ink colors having
been brought out again and the dirt
It is Mr. Italph's Idea that the life
of a banknote will bo extended about
CO per cent by the new method. The
machine which ho wants will cost be
tween $800 and $1,000. It will save
from $500,000 to $1,000,000 annually.
HAS MENAGERIE FOR TOYS.
Frogs , Pup , Turtle , Kittens and Chip
munks In Flat.
There probably Is no boy In Greater
New York who can boost of a stranger
collection of playthings than that own
ed by the young son of a physician
living on Park avenue. The boy has
the entire second floor of his father's
dwelling as a playroom. Although he
has plenty of mechanical toys , the boy
prefers to play with his menagerie.
Tills consists of a colony of frogs , a
rabbit , a bull pup , a turtle , two snow
white kittens and six chipmunks.
Through patient training the boy has
succeeded In getting the bull pup. the
kittens , the rabbit and the turtle to
eat from one bowl at the same time.
The Kansai Political Scrap.
! > > JrTor"ruum
mont for thu appointment of Fremont
Loldy of Leon , Kan. , to the position of
collector of internal revenue In the
state of Kansas , it Is being temporarily
arily held In abeyance to await the ex
pected resignation of James M. Simp-
ton , who now holds the place. If this
Is not forthcoming very soon Mr. Lei-
dy's commission will bv Issued to him.
FIELDER JONES BACK IN GAME
Former White Sox Manager Now Play
ing With Washington State Club.
fielder Jones , former mamigur of
the Chicago White Sox , U now playing
center Hold for the Chuhalbi team in
the Washington State league. By nlgn-
Ing with thu Chehulls team ho can
play three gamen a week and have
ample time to take care of his timber
business. It la believed thnt his de
cision to keep in thu game foreshad
ows a return to the big league next
As Jones Is on the reserve list of the
Chicago Americans , the national com
mission Is said to bo looking into his
case. Jones says he will force the Is
sue. The Washington league Is In
"It Is not my Intention to disrupt
this little league. " said Jones recently ,
"through a disagreement with the Na
tional association , and if a dispute
arises I shall quit , but It affords me
the opportunity of learning : where 1
stand , so I am taking a chance. "
Carthage's Great Snake.
The ancients tlriuly believed In mon
ster serpent * of all kinds and of both
the land and marine species. During
the wars with Carthage n great snake
Is said to hnve kept the Roman army
from crossing the Bugnidos river for
several days. The monster swallowed
up no less than seventy Roman sol
diers during this combat and was not
conquered until a hundred stones from
as ninny different catapults were flrod
upon It all at one time. . The monster
skull and skin were preserved and
afterward exhibited in one of the Ro
man temples. The dried akin of the
creature was 120 feet in length , ac
cording to Pliny.
Th Epicurean Badger.
The badger la a great epicure in
eggs , and much of the hostility of
gamekeepers to this animal lies un
doubtedly In the fact that It will , when
It gets the chance , devour a whole
nest of partridge or pheasant eggs.
Badgers ar said also to be fond of
honey , and , knowing the extraordinary
craving of their South African cousin ,
the ratel , for this delicacy , I should
soy It Is not Improbable that they may
occasionally partake of it. It is certain
that these animals have a particular
liking for the nest and larvae of
wasps and wild bees , digging down
with strong feet and Infinite persever
ance till they attain their objeot.
These animals are said by keepers to
kill and devour freely young rabbits.
That they do partake of this fare at
times Is , I think , certain , but that they
destroy any very considerable number
is more than doubtful. Still , the badg
er Is carnivorous In his tastes and Is
not , even by his kindliest friends , to
be absolved from devouring at times
tender rabbits and even the young of
game birds when he can get hold of
them. Westminster Gazette.
Strange Fishing Matches.
In the olden time in England lords
and ladles sometimes Invented queer
amusements. They were always on
the lookout for eorne novelty , and one
of the strangest they discovered was
fishing by a goose. A line with a bait
ed hook attached having been fastened
to the goose , tied to its leg , she was
flung into the water from the boat In
which were all the gay lords and la
dles. Then , when a plko caught the
bait , she was sport Indeed , a royal bat
tle between bird and fish , and all the
time , between the loud splashlngs ,
wheelings and flounderings , the on
lookers In the boat giving vent to their
feelings In cheers , handclnpplngs and
handkerchief waving. But the goose
was usually the victor and ended the
struggle by landing Its prisoner on the
shore , where Its quack-quack as it
cleared Itself from the line and wad
dled away ended the scene. The lake
of Montelth , In the southwest of Perth
shire , was often the scene of such an
The Soldier Ant.
The lion Is the king of beasts , but
all of his magnificent strength and
ferocity would avail him nothing when
ho faced a mere ant. But this ant is
not the usual kind which peacefully
goes about Its domestic duties day by
day. It is the terrible driver or soldier
ant , said to be the most Invincible
creature In the world. Against these
tiny enemies no man or band of men ,
no lion or tiger , not even a herd of
elephants , can do anything but hur
riedly get out of the way. Among the
Barotse natives a favorite form of cap
ital punishment is to coat the victim
with grease and throw him before the
advancing army of soldier ants. The
quickness with which the poor wretch
Is dispatched Is marvelous when It is
considered that each ant can do noth
ing more than merely tear out a small
particle of llesh and carry It off. Yet
In a surprisingly short time the writh
ing victim will have been changed into
F. H. NEWELL TO GO.
Balllnger will Dismiss Director of the
Beverly , Mass. , July 6. The re-or-
ganlzatlon of the reclamation service
was discussed at a three-hour confer
ence hero between President Tnft and
Secretary Balllnger. Although no of
ficial information could bo obtained It
was reported that the future plans for
reclamation work do not Include the
retention of Frederick II , Newell as
tlio director of that sorvlco.
Mr , Balllnger would not discuss this .
( R lttbVM * .JU11U Artm J * fc * * ! J
gardod Mr. Newell as not amicable to
his plans for the reclamation sorvlco.
Mr. Newell has openly opposed Mr.
Balllnger and Mr. Balllnger In turn
has publicly stated that ho did not re
gard Mr. Newell as the man for the
place occupied by him.
iJust when and how Mr. Newell Is
going could not bo learned. Secretary
Balllngor left for Washington.
Long Motorboat Race Planned.
The I'nclilr liit'Tmiliomil Molorboat
iis-xH'Intlim announce * that arrange
ments nri practically completed for the
first big nice of this kind In the north-
wt'xf. The ( touts will race from Seat
tle , WiiNh. . in Kotclilknn. southeastern
n. next August , nnd cups nnd
prl/cs worth $7.000 will be offered.
The nice will be an annual event ,
Hke Minn- between Philadelphia and
Havana and New York and Bermuda.
MoAleer Hot After Pitchers.
Manager McAlivr of th > Washington
Americans lmn chnsod rfcout Mike Kn-
hoe into the bushes to dig up at once
pome promising young pitchers , as the
Washington pitching department 1 *
showing up wenk.
PLAY OF MRS. MARKS.
Shakespeare Memorial Theater Prlzs
Winner Tells About "The Piper. "
Mrs. Lionel S. Marks of Cambridge ,
Mass. , who writes under her maiden
name of Josephine Preston Peabody ,
talked the other afternoon of the uc
ceptnnce of her play by the Shake
speare Memorial Theater society In
England for the prize offered for the
best dramatic1 selection presented for
production during the birthday festlv
Itles at Stnitford-on-Avon , in England.
"Professor George P. Baker of liar
vard , " Mrs. Marks said , "gave mo the
stimulus and Inspiration to write a
piece like 'The Piper , ' as he has In
spired William Vaughn Moody , Percy
Mackayo , Illdgeley Torrenee and oth
ers who have been In close association
with him and In sympathy with hie
purpose. Professor Baker Is striving
to make the American drama a thing
to bo respected and looked up to.
"He wishes people to feel the linpor
tance of It. Ills decided action where
In the drama is concerned is being 1m
itated now by every university of note.
"I would much rather let 'The Piper'
do Its own talking. Its production will
be In capable hands. F. U. Benson will
stage the drama and enact the plpei
himself. Ills wife will also have n
prominent part In the production , and
the rest of the characters will fall to
the different players of Mr. Benson's
"I have treated the myth in an en
tirely new way. The piper Is human
ized. He is filled with a tender pas
sion for all caged things and children.
The axis on which the play revolves is
'I'll not have things In cages. ' The
drama st.-uuls for brother love , al
though mother love plays a prominent
part In Its development. 'The Piper'
stands for humanity , and in its llnee
are contained many of the doctrines 1
have tried to have my poems teach.
"My lirst long drama , 'Marlowe , '
was submitted to E. II. Sothern and
to the late Itlehard Mansfield. Nelthci
cared to employ it. Its tragic endlnp
and the fact that It was written In
verse undoubtedly retarded Its accept
ance. 1 will leave for England about
the first week In April. "
DOUBLE BACK SOMERSAULTS.
Schoolboys Duplicated Feat of Circus
Man In Kansas City.
The rare feat of making a double
back somersault , which was done for
the lirst time only u short while ago
by a circus man in Kunsus City , was
repeated the other evening by two
high school boys In the Columbia gym
nasium at New York. Gustav Bojus ,
the couch of the Columbia gymnasts ,
brought the two boys along with him
when he came up to direct the colle
gians in their work.
The first boy to try the stunt was
Albert Qulnn , sixteen years old , who
comes from the Jersey City high
fcdiool. He is five feet tall and weighs
135 pounds. He put on a leather belt
to which were attached ropes , held
lightly for safety's sake , by Mr. Bojus
and Samuel Melltzer , one of the Co
lumbia team. Qulnn did the trick
two or three times from the floor and
then performed It from a springboard.
The other boy , Edmund Mills of
Pratt Institute. In Brooklyn , then took
a turn. lie Is eighteen years old.
Mills did the trick more cleanly than
Qulnn , but he , too , made use of the
belt and ropes. Later on he did It
from the springboard.
Salem to Honor Hawthorne ,
The memory of Nathaniel Haw
thorne , whose writings aroused much
antagonism toward him at Salem
Mass. , generations ago , Is to be hon
ored by the citizens of Salem , the
Civic league having planned to erect a
bronze memorial. A statue of the nu
thor. designed by Bela L. Pratt of Bos
ton , will probably be accepted by the
committee. It will cost about $30,000
which Is to be subscribed for publicly
An effort will also be made by the
Civic league to purchase the birth
place of the noted writer.
Valentine Is Booming.
Valentine , Nob. , July G. Special to
The News : Valentino Is pushing to
the front , there being about n dozen
now residence houses in course of
construction nnd as many more to bo
built as soon as carpenters and ma
sons can bo had , several now stone
business buildings just completed on
Main street and a now throe-story ho
tel bolng rushed to completion , one
real estate dealer having sold over
two blocks of city lots In the last six
weeks In the east part of town ,
Endorse Folk for President.
county , N. C. , endorsed Joseph \V.
Folk of Missouri for democratic nom
ination for president. His father ,
Henry B. Folk of Tennessee , was u
native of Bcrtlo county , leaving thorw
when he was ill years old.
The Fat Woman's Ring ,
The woman showed a fat linger In
whose folds of tt | > .sh was Imbedded a
pluln gold ring.
"How much will you let me hnvo on
this ring ? " she suld to the pawnbroker.
"I can't tell until you take It off HO
I can weigh It , " ho said.
She tugged nt the ring. It wouldn't
"Can't you get It off for uio ? " she
The pawnbroker threaded a ncodlo
with strong linen thread , soaped the
needle and slipped It head first under
the ring toward the hand. Then ho
wound the long end of the thread
tightly and evenly around the linger
almost to the nail. That done , ho
took the needle and unwound the
thread from the base of the finger out ,
and as he unwound the ring slipped
off. Ho weighed the ring.
"Two dollars , " he said.
"That won't do mo any good , " snld
the woman. "I can get $3 any phicu
He returned the ring.
"She didn't really want to pawn It , "
he said. "Sho Just wanted somebody
to take the ring off. A Jeweler would
have done It the same way , but ho
would have charged something. " Nevr
Mythical Creatures of Japan.
The Japanese believe in more myth
ical creatures than any other people on
the globe , civilized or savage. Among
them are mythical animals without
any remarkable peculiarities of con
formation , but gifted with supernat
ural attributes , such as a tiger which
Is said to live to be a thousand years
old and to turn as white as a polar
bear. They also believe In a multitude
of animals distinguished mainly by
their size or by the multiplication of
their members. Among these are ser
pents 800 feet long and large enough
to swallow an elephant , foxes with
eight legs , monkeys with four ears ,
fishes with ten heads attached to one
body , the llesh of which Is a cure for
bolls. They also believe In the exist
ence of a crane which , after It haa
reached the age of 000 years , has no
need of any sustenance except water
Blamed the Last One.
A man who from all appearances
had dined well , but not wisely , bought
a ticket at the box olllcc of a theater
where a farce was being produced In
German. The man settled comfortably
back In his seat , smiling at the pretty
stage setting and evidently prepared
to enjoy an evening of pleasant diver-
sion. After a time he begun to look
worried and leaned forward in ills
"Strangest tiling ever sperienced , " ha
A few minutes later he left the thea
ter. At the door the ticket taker of
fered him a return.
"Nope ; don't want it , " lie said as ha
brushed it aside. "Guess that last
drink went to my head. Can't under
stand a blamed thing them people
n-sayln' . I'm goln' home to bed. "
Pepys' diary has this on the mourn
ing customs of the time : On Sept. 22 ,
1GOO , wheu there was mourning for
King Charles' brother , the Duke of
Gloucester , he "Imught n pair of short
black stockings to wear over a pair ol
silk ones for mourning. " Next day
"came one from my father's with a
black cloth coat , made of my short
cloak , to walk up and down In. " Ths
problem of mourning for men must
have been greater than It Is now In
those days , when ordinary masculine
costume was less somber. On this oc
casion Pepys records seeing "the king
In purple mourning for his brother. "
There Is one mourning extravagance
of the early eighteenth century which
would scarcely commend itself tha
soles of the shoes used to bo blacked.
St. James * Gazette.
The Two Occasions.
At a Scotch temperance meeting an
old man , scarcely celebrated for his so
briety , arose and after addressing tin
audience upon the desirability of mod
eration in all things , remarked :
"My friends , there's Just twa occa
sions when I tak' whisky. "
There was a chorus of "Ahs ! " In th <
audience , when he continued , "I only
tak' whisky when I hae haggis fet
dinner , and the only other occasion
when I tak' whisky \ when I hao no
haggis for dinner. "
It was down In the market district
"What this country needs Is plenty
of bone and sinew , " said the tall one.
"Yes , and plenty of grit and sand , "
echoed the short one. "By the way ,
what business are you In ? "
"Oh , I'm n butcher. And you ? "
"Wh er I distribute strawberries
when they arrive from the southern
markets. " Chicago News.
The Human Mind.
Slow In forming , swift in acting ;
Blow In the making , swift in the work
ing ; slow in the summit , swift down
the other slope. It Is the way of na
ture and the way of the human mind.
Precocious In Spots.
Bobby Do I have to go to school , \
'mother ? Mother Of course , Bobby
Bobby Why , mother , I heard you tell
father last night that I knew entire ! ] \
too much. Detroit Free Press.
The Unknown Great.
"My tooth hurts like Sam Hill ! "
"Who the Dickens IB Sam Hill ? "
"Well , who In Sam Hill Is Dlckensr