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Chapter XIV. Continued.
"You go in a carriage, of course?"
asks Dick, in a matter-of-fact voice
strangely at variance villi the tumult
"Certainly; I have spoken to the
"Who may he be?" carelessly.
"That man over yonder; the one
with the rather respectable figure and
dress. He has a good vehicle."
Dick gives the fellow a keen glance.
"Humph! I guess he will do." he
mutters, as though his thoughts are
"What time are you to leave?" he
"It is seven now an hour hence
plenty of time, plenty of it. Miss
Pauline, have you any objection to
telling me where this house you are
about to visit may be situated? You
see, if you are heard of no more, we
would like to have a clew to work
She is amused at his tone, and
laughs, though Dora looks a little
"What's that? not heard from
again? I hope Miss Pauline" doesn't
mean to run any unnecessary risks. I
ically feel too well satisfied with life,
as I find it. to hanker after another
Dr. Girard's select establishment."
Dora speaks up.
"Don't be alarmed, my dear. I hope
we will not get into any such trouble.
As to the address, let me see it is
somewhere on the bank of the La
Viga Canal, near the beautiful ha
cienda of Don Juan Corona, the re
tired bull-fighter, who has made such
a paradise of his home. I believe I
wrote it on a slip of paper to tell the
driver, and found he already knew the
Drew a Black Cross
place well. Ah! there you have It.
Senor Dick." and she hands him a
piece of paper.
"Good-night, gentlemen; do not
worry about us. We will return be
lore midnight. Possibly Senor Morales
may see us home he is a diplomat,
high up in the confidence of President
Diaz." with which Miss Pauline
vanishes inside the hotel. Dora only
lingers to say a few parting words to
her Bob. and then she, too. flits up the
Left alone, the two gentlemen of
course proceed to light cigars as con
solation. "I reckon we're left this time.
Pick." remarks Bob, moodily, for the
prospect of music just beyond his
reach makes him irritable.
"You may be, but I don't intend that
it shall fit my case," returns the other,
coolly, while Bob removes his cigar
and stares at his comrade blankly.
"Now what does he mean?" says
the Sheriff of Secora county. "Why
should it apply to me and not to Dick
The other does not answer save by
another question. He is evidently
driving at something, and probably
knows what he is about, which is
more than Colonel Bob does.
"Cast your eyes over yonder notice
that fellow lounging there what d'ye
think of him. Bob?"
"Bless my soul! that's the driver of
the vehicle Miss Westerly has en
gaged." "Exactly that is, he is the one who
was to rive it. He has been suc
ceeded." "Eh! you don't mean, old man, that
"I am competent to look after the
festive steeds as well as the next man,
since horse-taming was once my occu
pation." is the cool rejoinder.
"But the fellow may object."
"Let him. Silver will buy him. body
and soul. I should judge from his
looks. In most of ttiese houses, you
know, the vehicle pees in through a
large gate or door, to the court, and
you are virtually inside the house. If
harm is intended M? Pauline, some
one will be near to protect her."
"And my charming Dora will call In
vain upon her Bob to coroe to her as
sistance." says the man from New
Mexico, in despair.
"They don't mean her harm. At any
rate, you can hover bj and if there
is a chance, make your presence felt."
"f will, by the Eternal. I will! Al
low me to make a note of the ad
dress, and you can bet your boo Is Bob
Harlan will be on deck when the sig
nal is given."
So Dick takes out the piece of
paper and reads off the address which
Pauline marked thereon. While so
doing his eyes note some writing on
the other side. He bends down and
"I may be able to put you on the
track of some one who owns certain
shares of stock in your mine. At any
rate, do come, and we will have music
in plenty. Bring Dora I remember
well such a vivacious creature.
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When Dick h2s read this he
crumples the note in his hand and
quite surprises his comrade with his
"Now I know there is some treach
ery afoot, and I'll checkmate it. as
sure as I live. Take another squint at
that man. Bob. and then make me
look as much like him as you can, for
I'm in this game for keeps it's dia
mond cut diamond now!" he says.
The Hacienda or the La Viga Canal.
With some men to conceive an idea
Is to carry it into execution such is
the nature of Dick Denver. He hur
ries up to their room in the best of
Mexican hotels, and inside of fifteen
minutes has effected radical changes
both in his personal appearance and
dress, so that with the assistance of
the driver's hat and coat he can
readily be taken for the man himself.
Meanwhile he and Bob have come
to a good understanding regarding
things the latter Individual, well
armed, and carrying wrapped around
his person the very rope that Dick
brought to the hotel, the lasso with
which he was thrown, intends to
hover around the Morales place, and
take advantage of any opportunity
that may come to effect an entrance,
by climbing over the garden wall.
Once within he will be in a condition
to come to the relief of the others
should his assistance be needed.
It is now approaching half-past
seven. Dick at once sallies forth to
finish his conquest, nor does he doubt
his ability to win.
The driver of the vehicle must be
made of strange material for a Mexi
can to be able to resist the alluring
influence of jingling reals and pesos,
when offered In temptation.
Dick discovers the vehicle at the
curb, but the man himself is non est
only conspicuous by his absence.
Over the Document.
Struck by an idea, and knowing the
habits of New York cabbies, Dick ad
vances to the vehicle and discovers
the fellow inside, feeling very com
fortable, no doubt. His nap is dis
turbed by the entrance of the Ameri
can. "Hola!" he exclaims, rubbing his
Thereupon Dick Denver takes him
in hand and winds the fellow around
his finger in a way that would beat
the eloquence of a Philadelphia law
yer. He manipulates the man just as
he pleases; first he excites his fears,
and then plays upon his cupidity. Be
tween the two he has the fellow com
pletely at his mercy, and could gain
anything that it might be in the
other's power to grant.
Thus an exchange is made; the
Mexican gives up his hat and coat
and receives in return others that suit
him just as well, besides a handful of
reals, with a Spanish doubloon or two
thrown in, that would about buy his
entire equipage, which, he is assured,
will be returned to him without harm,
when the night's business is over.
He then and there beats a masterly
retreat, with more real wealth in his
pockets than he has perhaps known
for many a day. It matters nothing to
such a fellow that he has sold himself
twice in the same day; his conscience
will scarcely trouble him. nor does he
look far enough into the future to fore
see any difficulty on account of double
Thus Dick is left in possession, and
the first fruits of victory are his. He
bears his honors meekly; at the same
time chuckles at the thought that al
though he has received no invitation
to the Morales house, he will have an
opportunity of seeing what its interior
There are still nearly twenty min
utes to wait, and this time Dick puts
in with serious thoughts. He scrapes
up his knowledge of the Mexican lan
guage, and. being a fair Spanish
scholar, feels quite at home. If Miss
Pauline should ask him a question, he
wishes to be able to answer it like
one to the manner born.
Ah! a clock strikes is that eight?
He comes out of his vehicle and is
busily engaged in arranging things
when a call from the door attracts his
attention it is a clerk of the hotel in
quiring if the carriage is ready, as the
American ladies are waiting.
"Si, senor," he replies, cheerily,
whereupon the clerk escorts Miss
Pauline and Dora across the pavement
to the carriage door, meaning to as
sist them in. but he is unceremoniously
jostled to one side by the driver, who
does the honors with a grace one
might hardly expect to discover In a
person of such humble life, while the
baffled clerk grates his teeth and re
tires to his den muttering evil threats
against Carlos, the wretch, who antic
ipated him in gallantry.
Now the carriage door Is closed, the
bogus driver mounts to his box, and
they are off. Whatever may be the
result of the adventure, Dick can at
least congratulate himself that thus
far he has done nobly, and aecom
Dlished all hat was possible.
He knows the way thanks to pre
viou8 visits to the Mexican capital:
Around can be seen many moving
figures, numerous lights, and the
sound of music is almost as general
as the odor of rare flowers, coming
from over the garden walls in the
night air. Here is the band that dis
courses to hundreds on the Alameda
there some entertainment is in pro
gress, while anon the voice of a
maiden or the sweet notes of her man
dolin can be heard as she sits upon
the flat roof or azotea, with ner lover,
it may be. for company.
All this is very pleasant to ears ac
customed only to the harsh sounds of
a Northern city after nightfall the
rumbling of street cars, the rattling of
carriages, the rush of elevated trains
all are here almost unknown, and
In their place come these notes of
music, laughter, song, that speak of a
different life, one of more indolent
Dick keeps his course and beads
for the Calle del Apartado. whence he
can readily reach the street upon
which the Morales house is located.
It is one of the finest houses in the
city and adjoins the wonderful la Viga
Canal, upon which may be seen the
famous floating gardens. Perhaps,
after all. he is foolish to believe harm
can come to Pauline Westerly under
this roof, but some instinct warns him
to beware, and certain circumstances
point that way. Besides, Dick is one
of those men who believe in the old
adage that "forewarned is forearmed."
His life has been a roving one, and he
has seen the time more than once
when it paid to be en guard.
Those who ride inside the carriage
have, of course, no idea that the
young American drives the horses
that is Dick's secret, and he plays his
part to perfection.
They arrive at the Morales house
there is a break in the wall a colored
lamp hanging above shows what ap
pears to be a gate or great door, at
which Dick must kneck.
Drawing his horses in, he descends
from his perch, and, finding the
knocker, causes an alarm to be
sounded through the place that
would arouse the dead. In less than
half a minute he hears voices within
then the gate swings open.
Dick takes his horses by the head
and leads them through into the
lighted garden. He hears the huge
gate clang behind, and knows they
are shut within the walls. As he fully
expected this, it does not give him
much concern. He is ready to play
his part in the game; if the ladies are
threatened with no harm, well and
good, he can drive them back to the
hotel, and no one be the wiser for his
little escapade; but should Senor Lo
pez attempt to spring one of his lit
tle games, he will find in the Ameri
can a rock that may dash his craft to
(To Be Continued.)
GOT IN THE WRONG CHAIR.
Oklahoma Caller at the Capital Took
the President's Seat at Cabinet
John Abernethy, who was appointed
United Mates marshal of Oklahoma,
by President Roosevelt, came pretty
near attending a cabinet meeting una
wares. In telling of his trip, Aber
nathy is quoted by the New York
Times as saying:
"A man stepped up and asked me
what I wanted, and I told him to just
tell the president that Abernathy
wanted to see him.
"'Is this John Abernathy?' asked
another man, and when I said I was,
he took me by the arm and led me
into, another room, where around a fine
table were seated a number of fine
looking men. He told the men present
my name and then he left me stand
"Looking around and seeing only
one vacant chair, I sat in that. Then
the door opened behind me and two
powerful hands slapped me on the
shoulder, and looking up I recognized
President Rooseve't. He grabbed my
hand in his and shook it like a bro
ther. Then he laughed and said:
"John, you're getting up in the
world occupying the president's chair
at a cabinet meeting.
"I started to spring out of that cbafr.
but the president just pushed me back
into it and laughed. He then excused
himself to the other men rnd tcok me
to another portion of the White House,
where he introduced me to Mrs. Roose
velt." BEARS CHAMPAGNE SCARS.
The Workman in the Cellars of Rheims
Is Exposed to Constant
The Frenchman's face was hacked
and notched, says the Cincinnati En
quirer. "Have you been a duelist?" one
"No, no," the man replied. "1 have
been a champagne maker." He touched
his face. "These honorable nicks," he
said, "are champagne scars.
"Champagne scars," he went on,
"decorate the visages of all the wot le
ers in the underground champagne
mills of Rheims. They are caused by
the bursting of the bottles. About one
bottle of champagne in every ten
"There are miles and miles of chum- '
pagne caves in Rheims, caves cut in
the solid limestone rock, where, in a
constant temperature of 45 degiees.
millions of bottles of wine refine and
"The workers down there smil
nothing but champagne all day long,
champagne escaping from burst bot
tles. And as the turners move along
the racks each turns 35,000 bottles
daily they are continually taluled
with explosions. Bang! And the glass
splinters fly and a little fountain o
champagne perfumes the damp air.
"Day after day each bottle must be
turned, turned 50 times altogether, till
the sediment in it has all mounted up
and concentrated itself around the
cork. Then the corkers remove the
corks, let the sediment-thickened wine
in the neck of the bottle blow off anu
skillfully replace the cork again.
"The corkers' and turners work is
dangerous. These men are nearly all
scarred like me."
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ICEHOUSE AND CREAM ROOM
Convenient Arrangement by Which
Much Handling of Ice Is
The accompanying plans of an Ice
house and cream room show a very
Much lifting of
ice is saved, both
in filling and' us
ing. The ice Is
put in at one end
and taken out at
the ice house is
the other. When
full it is reached by entering the door
in the basement which contains a dead
air space, going up the flight of stairs,
EXTERIOR OF BUILDING.
and raising a trap door, which is
nearly balanced by a weight and a
rope hung through a small pulley.
The ice, explains the Farm and
Home, is thrown down the chute,
which is shown in the small cut, and
caught at the bottom, where it is re
leased by letting the board come Dack
ARRANGEMENT OF THE l.NTKIOR.
by throwing up the lever, a. It can
then be washed and drained directly
under the chute, or put in the cement
tank with the sawdust on, which can
be drawn off through a one and one-fourth-inch
molasses cut-off at bot
tom of tank. The tank projects six
inches above the floor. The small cut
also shows a foot latch for use when
one has a milk pail in each hind.
The house has double walls. Ven
tilation is provided through holes in
each end of the building covered with
INDIVIDUALITY IN COWS.
Each Animal Has to Be Studied in
Order to Obtain the Largest
Yield of Milk.
To feed a cow so as to obuin the
maximum amount of milk and butter
for the greatest length of time re
quires more time, study and experi
ence than most farmers are willing to
give to that very necessary adjunct to
After an experience of more than
50 years, says C. A. Bird, in Farmer's
Voice, I find there is much yet for
me to learn about feeding and milk
I once had a Shorthorn cow that
gave from 40 to 50 pounds of milk
per day, and kept it up for nearly nine
months, but it was at the expense of
the following year, and I believe it cut
her usefulness short by three or tour
I fed her during the time she gave
so much milk with all the clover and
timothy hay she would eat and as
much bran shorts and corn chop in
equal weight as she would eat up
When she came into milk the next
year she only gave about half as much
milk as the year previous and showed
so clearly the effects of overfeeding
that I dried her off at the end of six
months and fed her only on hay and
corn fodder until she was again fresh.
She did pretty well for two years
more. But I had to be very careful
not to overfeed and varied her rough
feed as much as possible.
I am now milking four cows
Whiteface, a Red Poll, a Shorthorn
Jersey grade and a Holstein Jersey
grade and do not feed the same
amount to any two of them. The
Whiteface is always fat and will not
eat much concentrated feed. The Red
Poll will eat considerable concentrated
food, but puts the most of it on in fat.
The Shorthorn Jersey grade will eat a
liberal feed of bran shorts and corn
chop and give a good supply of rich
milk. The Holstein Jersey grade has
an appetite like a saw-mill is never
very fat and when In full flow of milk
will give from four to five gallons of
milk per day. She eats an immense
amount of roughness and all the con
centrated feed I have given her yet.
Have been afraid to test her too far in
I fed each cow so as to keep her
appetite in prime condition and her
body covered with a good coat of flesh,
with a liberal supply of fat Milk from
a poor cow always tastes thin and
"flat" to me.
KERNELS OF FABM WISDOM.
Air must get at most seeds if they
are to germinate.
Weeds in the garden can be kept
down by mulching.
The United States is estimated to
have produced about 41,700,000 pounds
of broom corn in 1905.
Do not plow the ground when it
turns up in wet lumps.
Grass is a great money-maker on the
Wet ground dries out better if un
plowed than plowed.
Clean Milk for Cheese.
The question of how to obtain a
clean, mild flavored cheese all the
time Is one of the very important con
siderations in solving the problem of
getting the people to eat more cheese.
George A. Smith, New York Expert
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PRUNING NEWLY SET TREES
Advice of Prof. E. P. Sandstein Given
Before Wisconsin Horticul
The first thing to do is to decide
upon a shape or ideal the grower
wishes to follow. If open or hollowed
centered trees are wanted, the leading
shoot should be cut out entirely and
the strong secondary branches pruned
back to about four to six inches, de
pending upon their size. From four
to five strong secondary branches
should be left and these should be lo
cated a little above each other and be
distributed around the trunk.
If, on the contrary, we wish to main
tain a leader, we should only cut back
the leader from two-thirds to three
quarters of the past season's growth
and the secondary shoots proportion
ately. It is seldom advisable to prune
back to the old wood when planting,
excepting peaches and apricots. These
may be cut back very severely with
The pruning of the trees a second
year after planting is an important
operation. If the pruning has been
done carefully the first year, it will
be much less the second, consisting
mostly in the removal of shoots which
cross or interfere with other shoots,
or shortening in some of the branches,
which are growing with undue rapid
ty so as to give the weaker ones a
chance to develop. The subsequent
pruning of the trees should be along
the same line as indicated. No severe
pruning, as a rule, is necessary, for if
the trees have once attained a proper
form, and yearly judicious pruning
done, there is little occasion for se
The best time to do general prun
ing is from February 15 to April 1.
Wounds made at this time will heal
very readily and there is little de
vitalizing effect on the trees. It
should be remembered that pruning
at this time acts as a stimulant and
tends to encourage greater wood
growth. Hence winter and spring
pruning should be practiced on young
trees during their formative period
and on old, run down trees, which
have become weakened and unproduc
tive from the lack of young wood.
All heavy pruning should be done at
this time, as there is less danger of
the wound becoming diseased, and be
sides the healing process Is most rapid
in the early spring.
As a rule, heavy wood growth is
not conducive to fruitfulness, whjle
slow wood growth encourages fruit
production. Light summer pruning is
employed to check the wood growth
and induce the . formation of fruit
buds. In order that summer pruning
may be effective, it should be done
from June 15 to July 15 in our cli
mate. The young shoots will have
grown to the length of eight to twelve
inches and should be pinched back
two to four Inches. Now and then
a leading shoot should be left to
grow. The buds below the pinched
portion will, as a rule, begin to swell
and develop into fruit buds. Should
the secondary leaf buds start after
pinching back, the operation should be
repeated. No heavy pruning of ap
ples, pears, cherries and plum trees
should be done during the summer.
The result will generally prove seri
ous, since by the removal of the leaves
the tree is unable to elaborate food
to supply the root system.
WINDOW FOR COW SHED.
It Should Be Something More Than
a Board That Slides in a
The usual window behind cattle is
one of board that slides in a groove,
so that darkness
reigns in the cat
tle quarters a
breeder of disease.
Let in the light.
- urges the Farm
Journal. A single
sash to slide in a groove is better
than a board window, but glass radi
ates heat. Make the window of double
sash, with lower edge in cut, a hinge
at the top and a hook in the ceiling.
Such a window is all right, and can
be put in by anyone who is bandy
with tools. It will let in the sunshine,
and keep in the warmth.
Intensive dairying is that kind of
dairying that tries to make the great
est use of the farm and farm equip
ment. In the United States we have
formed the opinion that a man cannot
afford to do dairying on land that is
worth more than $109 an acre. There
must be some fault with this conclu
sion. The European dairymen are
working upon land worth $300 to $109
an acre. They are importing teed
from the United States, especially
bran and cotton seed, for the feeding
of their cows. Then they are sending
their butter to England to enter into
competition with American-made but
ter. We can only conclude that these
European dairymen are working upon
a more intensive plan than the Amer
ican dairymen. We know that many
of them have cows of far higher qual
ity than have the farmers of this
country. Certainly an American farm
er trying to produce butter at a profit
from land worth $400 an acre will be
compelled to use only the very best
cows, If he Is to realize a profit.
Fine dairy equipments never made
a pound of good butter in the world.
The men and women who use them
tell the story.
Wooden pails should never be used,
as the milk sinks into the pores and
it is almost impossible to clean them
A cream separator should be thor
oughly cleaned every time it is used.
After it has been taken apart, use a
brush on every part, and scald the
parts in boiling water. Flushing out
with water will not do. Farm Jour
nal. Mealy Bugs.
Mealy bug3 infest all manner of
window and greenhouse plants. Lay
the plants on their sides and rub the
bugs off with a small, stiff paint
brush. Then wash the plants, particu
larly the axils of leaves and branches,
with a good lather of kerosene emul
sion or whale-oil soap. Farm Journal.
IS ROW I FELLOW
H. L. GOODWIN- ELECTED TO
He Is Only 28 Tears of Age The Ob
ject of the Famous Organization
and Privileges Enjoyed by
Its Many Members. -
Kansas City, Mo. There are three
members of the Royal Geographical
society in this city. They are Dr.
Edwin R. Heath of Kansas City, Kas..
CoL J. Gardiner Stowe, formerly Unit
ed States consul general in Capetown,
South Africa, and H. Llewellyn Good
win. Mr. Goodwin has just been elect
ed a member of the famous old organ
ization on the recommendation of
Col. Stowe. There are only six hon
orary members of the Royal Geo
graphical society in the United States.
Dr. Heath of Kansas City, Kas., is one
of the six In the whole United States
there are not more than 75 Fellows of
the society, and all were elected in
recognition of something, scientific at
tainments, explorations or fame of one
kind or another. Mr. Goodwin, the
latest addition to the society's ranks, is
only 28 years old. He was formerly
a department manager for Swift &
Co., packers, but is now general west
ern manager for a scale manufacturing
company. He was born in Burling
ton, Kan. Mr. Goodwin is possessed
of unusual educational qualifications,
particularly In mathematics. Col.
Stowe had known him many years and
admired his business energy. Under
the rules of the Royal Geographical
society a fellow may, after a year's
membership, propose the name of an
other for the same honor.
The Royal Geographical society was
founded in 1830 for the advancement
of geographical science. It received
a royal charter of incorporation In
1S50. It started with 460 members.
To-day it has 4.315 in all parts of
the world. Nearly all these members
are noted in some capacity. They
represent the arts, the sciences, the
armies and navies of many nations;
H. LLEWELLYN GOODWIN.
(Who Has Been Honored by Election as
Fellow of the Royal Geographical
kings and princes; professional men
whose names are known everywhere.
There are scores of members with
titles enough to tire most people and
from five to 20 letters tacked on the
end of their names. His majesty, the
king of England, is a patron of the
society, and his royal highness, the
prince of Wales, vice patron. Rt. Hon.
Sir George Taubman Goldie. K. C. M.
G., F. R. S.. D. C. L.. LL. D., and oth
er things, is president.
The Royal Geographical society, to
be absolutely correct about it, can
trace its beginning back to 1555, when
the first organized geographical work
was undertaken. Travelers began
then to write books telling what they
had seen in their wanderings. The
"Royal society" was founded by some
of these travelers. The African as
sociation was organized in 1788 to pro
mote the exploration of the Dark Con
tinent The Raleigh Dining club
came into existence in February. 1827.
These three organizations were merged
in 1830 into the trust now known as
the Royal Geographical society. So
that H. Llewellyn Goodwin, in being
elected to so distinguished a body of
such ancient lineage, may reasonably
be pardoned if he give evidence of
A member of the Royal Geograph
ical society has advantages over ordi
nary traveling mortals. If he wishes
to visit some out of the way quarter
of the globe, about which no one seems
to know anything, he may write to
the secretary in London, or visit the
"house" if he chances to be over
that way, and find out all about it in
short order. If his mission shall ap
pear to be particularly praiseworthy,
the society will put up money to push
it along and may even lend him in
struments if he needs them, and an
outfit And when the explorer re
turns, If he ever does, the society will
hold an extraordinary meeting with
much solemnity and listen to bis story.
The collection of maps and books on
travel in the society's rooms is not
Pulpwood in 1905.
The returns from 159 firms, con
trolling 232 pulp-mills, give over 3,
000,000 cords as the total amount of
wood used last year. The wood was
divided among the various processes
as follows: Sulphite, 1,538,000 cords;
soda, 410,000 cords; ground wood. 1.
OGS.uOO cords. The total pulp produc
tion by all processes by the firms re
porting was 1,993.000 tons. According
to the census of 1900, the consumption
of pulpwood was then 1,9SG,310 cords,
so that there has been an increase of
over 50 per cent. In the last six years.
This demonstrates, in a striking man
ner, the drain upon the forests caused
by the pulp industry.
An Original Orthographer.
"Are you in favor of spelling re
form?" "Yes," answered Mr. Cumrox. "I
have always insisted that my natural
way of spelling is a good as any
body's. The only trouble has been
that it was not popular." Washing
After His First Appearance.'
"Do you think all the critics will
roast me in the morning?"
"No. Some of them weren't there."
Chicago Saturday Evening Herald.
Mew Yorker Selected as Special
basaador at Xing Alfonso
Washington. President Roosevelt
has just announced the appointment
of Frederick W. Whltridge. of Ne
York, as special ambassador to rep
resent the United States at the wed
ding of the king of Spain.
Frederick Wallingford Whltridge to
a lawyer with offices at No. 59 Wall
street, and is also a director in -several
companies. He has a home at No. 16
East Eleventh street, where he has
lived for nearly 25 years.
Mr. Whltridge has accepted the ap
pointment as special ambassador. Al
though he has travelled extensively,
he has never been in Spain.
"The one country in Europe. I might
say." he remarked, "that I have not
visited. I have often thought of see-
FREDERICK W. WHITRIDGE.
(He Will Attend Wedding of King- Alfonse
of Spain as Our Special Representative.)
ing Spain, but other countries seemed
to have a stronger attraction for the
Mr. Whltridge has a country estate
in the Highlands of Scotland, where
he and Mrs. Whltridge spend their
summers. Mrs. Whltridge is a daugh
ter of Matthew Arnold. Both ar
fond of outdoor exercise. Mr. Whit
ridge walks from 15 to 25 miles a day
during the summer. His selection to
be special ambassador from this coun
try to the court of Spain at the wed
ding of the king is said to have been
on the recommendation of Secretary
Root, of the state department, al
though Mr. Whitridge is a personal
friend of the president.
Mr. Whitridge was born in New Bed
ford. Mass., in 1852. He was gradu
ated from Amherst college in 1874
and from Columbia law school In
1878. In 1884 he married Miss Lucy
Arnold. He is president of the Wash
ington county railroad and a director
of the Chicago Terminal Elevator
company, the Cleveland, Akron & Co-,
lumbus railway, Lake Erie & Western
railroad. Niagara Development com
pany and other corporations. He is
also a member of the Knickerbocker.
Century, Metropolitan university and)
other clubs. He has not taken an ac
tive interest in local affairs in soma
years. He was one of the originators
of the municipal civil service commis
sion. NEW GUNNERY STATION.
Germany Establishes Fine Shooting
Grounds for Her Navy at
Hamburg. The removal of the Ger
man naval gunnery station to Sonder
burg marks the second change of ad
dress of that institution within recent
years. Originally it was installed at
Wilhelmshaven, but that place proved
unsuitable owing to the tides render
ing it difficult of access at certain
hours. Moreover, the shooting ground
was a long way off. and practice had
often to be suspended owing to bad
weather in the North sea. The next
move was to Kiel, with its magnifi
cent harbor, within easy reach of the
open sea, whence the journey to the
North sea where shooting competi
tions are periodically held could be
NEW GUNNERY STATION AT SON
DERBURG. (Place Where the German Naval Guaners
Will Be Trained.)
made by the Kaiser Wilhelm canal.
The increase of both naval and mer
cantile marine in Germany, however,
has taxed the accommodation of that
port, and Sonderburg is to be the fu
ture home of the German naval gun
nery station, with its 2,000 men and
six ships the Mars, Carola, Olga,
Freya. Ulan and Hay. Sonderburg
lies in an out-of-the-way corner on the '
south side of Alsen island, off the
coast of Schleswig-Holstein. The sea
hereabouts is little frequented by
shipping, so that there will be nothing
to interfere with gunnery practice.
Quarters will be provided on shore for
the married warrant-officers and men.
and the ships will be stationed here
the whole year round, only going to
Kiel for repairs.
Got the Thrashing.
"I tell you," said the young sub
editor of a local paper, "that the editor
isn't in, and I'm not going to tell you
again. If you have anything for him
you can leave It with me!"
"Very well," said the caller, taking
off his coat "I came in to give him a
good, sound thrashing, but I'll give it
to you instead." Tit-Bits.
"I wouldn't touch a penny to which
I hadn't a legal right,'; said the con
"Of course not," answered Mr. Dust
in Stax. "The thing to do Is to have
lawyers employed who can show yea
the legal right." Washington Star.
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