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THE OMAIIA DAILY BE12t RUN DAY, OCTOBElt 20. 1002.
EV YORK'S FINE SPEEDWAY
'Magnificent Tree Equestrian Oircm Tur
: nished bj a Modem City,
RACING UNDER MOST PERFECT CONDITION
Veekly Speeteele Whrrla Wealth
od rromlaiiir and Serve thow
Themselves and Delight
' Tutorial Rome gave Its populace "tread
and clreusee"New York town, more than
imperial, as yet provides only the circuses.
But It Is more than an open question If
Rome ever spent s much upon Ita amphi
theater as New York haa put Into the
Speedway and Its approaohee.
Directly, the Speedway Is an outgrowth
f panic the sad days following '93. In
directly, it is the response to a rising de
mand. The city has bred and fostered a
wlftly growing class of rich relnamen,
either survivors or spiritual descendants
of thn old Bloomlngdale road brigade.
With their many thousands Invested In fast
horseflesh, there was general and Increas
ing discontent over having to go a Sab
bath day's Journey to find any place where
the flyers could step their best and, Inci
dentally, outstep each other.
The flrHt plan that was offered raised a
l"oar of Indignation. The gentlemen drivers
bad It In mind to take a stretch down the
West side of Central park. Lively protests
from all sorts and conditions of folk In
clined them to go further with the result
fcf faring better. The Speedway as an ac
complished fact interferes with nobody.
Contrariwise, it turns to the excellent use
of diversion a strip of unsightly waste.
Incidentally, the turning put many dollars
Into honest, horny hands that otherwise
Would have been empty, or filled by galling
tharlty. Altogether the course Is well
Worth Its cost, if for no more than an ob
ject lesson as to how the fanciful desires of
rich men supply the necessities of poor
Surprises for ftla-h tseers.
J" Manhattan's face Is full of choice topo
Jrrephlcal surprises. Not one of them ran
compare' fully with the Speedway site. The
course easily Is among the most picturesque
In the world. That, however, Is less amaz
ing than Its adaptation to the ends of spec
tacle. Roma's Coliseum was less majestic
than the rocks that frown from above tt all
along one side; no canal In all Venice can
show more vagrant charm of waters than
eparkles up from the breast" of the Harlem.
Now it Is all sullen gray, now of a Jealous
green opacity, now llinptd as a rain-washed
morning sky, now fun of softly-lapping
satiny ripples, streaked with oify wakes of
wlftly passing craft.
' The water show, Indeed, draws some part
'of the crowd not so great a moiety as the
road show, but still worth reckoning.
Speedway builders took account of It
wherefore the waterside walk Is twice or
.thrice the amplitude of that underneath the
frocks, and beset plentifully throughout with
(Jlght, easily movable benches,
i The driveway proper begins somewhat be
fore the beginning at the commencement
of St.. Nicholas avenue, on the uppermost
verge of Central park. It is something like
two miles from the park verge to the head
f the Speedway at 165th street thus there
J Is a parade course about four miles long.
iRtlll St. Nicholas .'avenue Is not the sole,
cor even the favorite, -route of Speedway
drivers who live : roundabout the park. or.
below it. Upper. Seventh avenue and the
Viaduct spanning- the Harlem valley at the
tiead of the Speedway are chosen somewhat
Softener. Another for those who like long
'drives and coming Into the middle of things,
,s the new Boulevard Lafayette, which has
been cut in the edge of the Hudson river
'hillside and makes Into the course .proper
;through Dyckman street, which Is its upper
(boundary. Then,- too, there are the subur
ban roads and their contingent folk from
White PJalns, Mt. Vernon, Yonkers, ever
'so many places, who have the chance of
aome pretty speeding on their own account
long the parkways that are spreading all
bout through the region where New York
town U still, in large part, country.
All Roads Lead to Speedway.
All roads, Indeed, lead to the Speedway
even Brooklyn and Jersey folk wander
la sometimes, although they have fine
driveways of their own. Howsoever 'gath
ered, the show of horses and horsemen la
veil worth seeing. A great many people
.evidently are of that mind, for upon any
.Sunday which promises good footing 10,000
are likely to gather and stand at gase.
Jpeclal events, match races, matinees, the
tr.nual read drivers' parade, bring out
from 30.000 to SO, 000 spectators. The know
Hug ones and the sports cluster a,s thick aa
bees about the half-mile post, which Is the
finish, mark in the brushes. If there is
betting, it is strictly private, or rather
Individual, although, no doubt, good money
often changes hands on the result of the
events. Indeed, tips are given and re
solved quite as eagerly and as solemnly
as on the full-fledged courses. But the
mass of those on the road and the side
walks are there to see and to be seen
jfather than from sordid hope of profit
r los t .
' ( The mounted police who enforce the
Physicians are calling attention to the
fact that Influenza or grip has cee to
tar. In the larger ciUee there has been
a marked increase in rosea sea aftectinjj
ulv VXKaie V t3jfcv.f - .-.. .
'is attributed to the prevalence of iuflu-' V
enia, 1 ersons woo are iccuraiDg nviu
rrip or influenza are in a weak condition
ana peculiarly liable to pulmonary dia-
tw ifimn' fVditen Mediral Discover
cure coughs, bronchitis, lung "trouble"
eul other diseases of the organs of res
piration. It is the beet tonic medicine
for those whose strength and vitality;
have been exhausted by an attack of grip.
' It purifies the blood, cleansing it of;
the poisonous accuniulationa which breed
and feed disease. It gives increased ac
tivity to the blood-making glands, and
so increases the supply of pure blood,
rich with the red corpuscles of health.
"A word for your 'Golden Medical Ditcov
TV ' wrltr Mrs. H. A. Bender, of Keeoe.
CMhoctoa Co., Ohio. "W have been uuug tt
27a la an! y medicine for more than four years,
lie a cough remedy and biued - puriner there is
uotktbag better, and after having the gnp Dr.
fierce a Goldea Medical Diecovery is Jutl the
.rbt mediciu for a complete bracing op.'
Accept no substitute for "Golden Med
ical Discovery." There is nothing "just
a good" for diseases of the stomach,
blood, end lunge.
The sluggish liver ia made active by
the oj V. PtexcVt Pleasant Pellet
CHICAGO, Oct. 22. (Special Correspond
ence.) The modern Institution of higher
education Is conforming to twentieth cen
tury environments. It no longer believes
In hiding its light under a bushel nor
In relying solely upon unsolicited recom
mendations of friends to recruit Its annual
enlistment of students. It Is coming, on
the contrary, to take advantage of every
legitimate means of publicity to bring its
advantages and attractions to the attention
of the public. That explains, I believe.
hy recent college celebrations of slgnlfi-
csnt anniversaries or the Installation of
ew executives have taken on a much more
format and Impressive character than
even a decade ago. From this point
of view the exercises accompanying
the Installation of Dr. Edmund Janes '
James as president of the Northwest
ern university, just concluded In Evans-
ton, the beautiful northward suburb
of Chicago, could not but be gratifying
as highly successful In every respect. With
the representatives of some 200 colleges
nd universities In attendance to extend
felicitations and offer kindly greetings, the
event was enveloped with an Inter-collcg-
tate aroma that breathed the community of
lateresta between the various institutions
In all parts of the country that are work
ing their own way toward the same ambi
The present assemblage is perhaps more
representative of the west than of the
east, more representative of the colleges
than of the universities this because
Northwestern is a western institution and
till emphasizes its collegiate department
before Its professional schools. Among the
delegates were many familiar faces, some
of them who have been identified with Ne
braska or Nebraska Institutions. President
MacLean of Iowa State university, for
merly at the head of Nebraska's state uni
versity, was conspicuous and much sought
fter. Dr. 8. B. McCormlck, for many years
pastor of the First Presbyterian church at
Omaha, and now president of Coe college
t Cedar Rapids, had kinds words for the
theological seminary in our state in whose
success be is clways Interested. Dr. J. H.
Flnley, who visited Omaha often In behalf
of Knox college, when he was In charge
of that institution, represented Trinceton
university, to which he is now attached
as a member of its faculty. President
Droppers of the University of Bouth Da
kota, Chancellor Choplln of Washington
university at St. Louts, President Angell of
the University of Michigan, all of whom
have visited us In recent years, were in the
academlo line of march. Chancellor An
drews of the University of Nebraska had
lgnlfled his Intention to attend, but must
have 'been detained as he was not visible
to me In the array of college dignitaries.
Another who should be mentioned was Rus
sell Wilbur of Omaha, who is studying
at Northwestern and participated as one
of the representatives of bis department.
In the speeches and addresses could be
distinguished two special lines of thought
that deserve more than passing attention.
The keynote of President James' inaugural
address was his plea for the conjunction
of religion and education. Northwestern
university is a Methodist Institution. It
is the capstone la the west of the educa
tional activity of the Methodist Episcopal
church, and corresponds for the states of
the Mississippi valley to what the Con
necticut Wesleyan is for New England and
the Atlantic coast, states. While a re
ligious institution in Its foundation, it ia
nonBectarlan in its invitation to students
to avail themselves of ita facilities, except
in the theological school, which of course
expects its members to pursue their studiee
s a preparation for the ministry. In taking
charge of such an institution it is but
natural for the new president to lay special
stress upon ita religious character. Try
If you could take a voyage around the
earth with the flying night, so that when
ever you gazed down at the globe you would
find it In darkness, you would see darting
lines of light going crlss-crosa over it in
Where the United States lies you .would
see more of them than anywhere else, re
lates the New York Sun. You would see
them gliding restlessly from the Atlantic
to the Pacific, from the Great Lakes to the
Gulf of Mexico. - Glimmering lines would
be visible to you where they go threading
among the Rocky mountains.
North of the United States you would see
some black patches where there would be
no such bewilduring maze of them. But
even there, even In the wilderness of
Alaska, you would see aome.
In fact, you would see some lights flash
ing and hurrying along everywhere on the
globe. You would aee tbem rushing across
You would see them in Africa, some Sit
ting along the shores of the Indian ocean.
some speeding down toward the Cape of
Good Hope, others going along the northern
coast on the shores of the Mediterranean
You would see them in China and the
Philippines, in India and in Turkestan. Aa
for Europe, that continent would look to
you like a great loom of flaming threads,
all busily weaving.
Those lights are the railroad trains of all
the world carrying the fast mall. The fast
est trains, the fastest ships, the fastest
horses, the fastest runners of the world are
used day and night everywhere, from Point
Barrow, Alaska, to the Cape of Good .Hope,
to carry the malls.
Your Uncle Sam was not one of the first
in the field of carrying malls. Some of the
smaller countries in Europe were far ahead
of him for a time. But now be la the leader
of them all.
He haa more postoffices and employes
than any other country. He carries more
mall. More mall is delivered to each of his
sons and daughters than anywhere else.
He has S3, 000 more postoffices than Ger
ms or and 65,000 more than Great Britain.
He has (,000 more emp'.oyes than Germany,
regulations keep all but the racing division
moving steaiily in two lines going dowa
next te the river, coming up next the
rocks. Thus the middle stretch is clear.
The roadway is wide enough for Sve or
six teams abreast. Speeding begins when
ever there is a fairly dry course at the
Dyckman street end, the speeders driving
south. This makes the first half-mile post
the finish. Of course, there are mile
brushes, but the most part of gentlemen
drivers prefer bait miles, or even quarter
A pessimistic mounted policeman who
knows horses and likewise human nature,
said with something of a curled Up;
"Horses! Oh. yes, tbey love the Speedway;
the soft track's good to hoofs that have been
poundln' rocks and hard floors. But the
drivers and the riders don't love rldln'-and
drivtn'; it's all show-off with them. Why,
If they did really care for their burses and
unin' 'em. there are fifty places within
range that would give 'era more pleasure
than this. City Island, up la Westchester,
out in Jersey, or Long bland, or 'cross the
Jerry dowa States Island way, horses and
aa we may to make ourselves believe that
there m no competition between our col
leges and universities. It is none the less
a fact that each depends upon Its peculiar
characteristics to maintain Its strength and
attract support from both students and
benefactors. The great state universities,
drawing their sustenance from taxes im
posed upon all citizens alike, must in the
very nature of things keep strictly along
the straight path of nonsectarianism. The
same is substantially true with reference
to the great privately endowed universities,
which. If they are to serve as monuments to
phllanthroplo patrons, cannot well refuse
benefactions that come from men of a
different faith than the founder. The life
of aa Institution like Northwestern, how
' ever, which Is part of a great church or
ganization and a beneficiary of the Intri
cate church machinery, must cling to the
bosom of the church and live In Its atmos
phere. Its religious discipline and Chris
tian supervision, as the distinguishing
marks of Northwestern, came in, therefore,
for a repetition of praises, perhaps as much
because the speakers were chosen largely
from other denominational or religious col
leges or universities as from the fact that
they are counted among the chief elements
of strength of the Institution installing Ita
Whst was equally noticeable and still
more significant was to be found in the
notes of protest several times sounded
against the agitation for a shorter college
course and curtailment of the require
ments for the baccalaureate degree with a
view to graduating young men and young
women through college and professional
school without consuming too much of the
time that should be utilized In self-support.
While no names were mentioned In this
connection, either of persons or Institu
tions, It was plain that the remarks were
directed at President Eliot's recommen
dation of a three-year course for Harvard
and President Butler's recent suggestion in
his report to the trustees of Columbia, for
granting the bachelor's degree at the end of
two years, and substituting the master's de
degree for the diploma now given in rec
ognition of the four years' college work.
President Benjamin Ide Wheeler of the
University of California, more plain spoken
than the others, declared that In California
their university had been built up in com
parative isolation, working out its own sal
vation and that it proposed to follow its
own methods of teaching and to insist on
four years' work for a bachelor's degree.
"We propose," he said, "to require much
Latin and more Greek. We have found
that the university is not a mill and that
It cannot be run successfully on strictly
business methods. We believe education
is to be derived from , the men who con
stitute the faculty rather than from the
buildings or equipment, and that It is not
the degree but discipline and character that
is to be taken into account." The reception
accorded this declaration showed clearly
that It struck a sympathetic chord. Yet It
must be remembered that the great ma
jority, of those present represented institu
tions centered exclusively about under
graduate work, or in which the under
graduate work far outweighed the ad
vanced and professional instruction. It
must be remembered, too, that the state
unlversttlea and smaller colleges of the
west have not yet reached the point where
they need puzzle over the problem of the
length of the collegiate course; they have
been working faithfully, but slowly toward
the point where their bachelor degree repre.
sents aa much as that granted by the older
and wealthier Institutions of the east, and
they are certainly not ready yet to follow
any radical change in the curriculum.
The banquet tendered by the Chicago Bar
association to Oliver Wendell Holmes, chief
Justice of the supreme court of Massachu
setts, who has been aelected for the sue
and Great Britain is 39,000 behind him.
He has nearly 316,000 more miles of mall
routes than the next nearest country, Rus
sia. He spends $10,000,000 more a year on
his malls than any other country.
But he Is behind in some things still.
Germany, for Instance, has 8,000 more letter
boxes than Uncle Sam. He ranks second
In the number of postoffices, as compared
with population, be Is seventh in the list.
The countries that lead him are New Zea
land, Canada, Bouth Australia, New' South
Wales, Victoria and Switzerland.
Uncle Sam has been making some com
parisons between his postofflce business and
that of other places, and he baa found queer
For instance, he has found, that while
jthe United States, Germany and Great
Britain have the most postoffices ia the
world, the country that has the fourth place
U far away In Asia. It is British India,
and it ranks fourth in the number of Ita
Another country that stands high In the
list is Japan. It is eleventh in the list for
number of postoffices and leads such Euro
pean countries as Switzerland, Spain, Portu
gal, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Den
mark, Belgium and Greece.
The land that has the smallest number of
postoffices ia the independent' republic - of
the Congo. It haa thirty-two.
In these thirty-two It employes seventy
seven men. Every now and then a letter
carrier of the Congo postoffices is eaten by
a Hon or a leopard.
The path of these bearers of the mail is
through t forests and swamps. Sometimes
they must camp at night la places where
the wild beasts prowl around them, in the
Uncle Sam haa some peculiar mail routes
himself. Even in the populous middle At
lantic states scores of his carriers have to
drive, ride or climb along roads that are
old Indian trails.
Some of his carriers have, to ride armed.
He has real western rough riders, 'who go
through defiles of the Rocky, mountains on
bronchos. He has Indian runners and
traps and drivers can go, any o' them,
Where's all right, all right; but they can't
take the crowd with 'em, so here they stay.
Sunday after Sunday, rain and shine, you
see the same men, and all their Joy is to
get a new borse, or some sort of new con
traption in rldin' toggery or wagons, or
boots or bridles, or some such matter. But
them that drive do get a few runs for their
money thing that feazes me most is the
folks dowa the edges. It's all show with
them, and If one of 'em geta her name in
the papers, or bas turnout sets the crowd
buziin' Lord! they think they're made!
I've been up here pretty much ever since
the show began you may take my word for
it if it wasn't a show, if nobody came to
look on and stare, and most likely envy, in
six months the Speedway would be given up
te trainers, exerclsin' rich men's trotters,
and eome few of the rich men themselves
that know enough about horses and other
things to get at the real good o" drlvin',"
At Its Best.
Possibly the policeman was aoured. Cer
tainly the Speedway at ita beat help to put
Pee Picture of the
cession to Justice Gray on the bench of the
supreme court of the United States, must
be regarded as supplementary to, although
not a part of, the Installation celebration
at Northwestern. Judge Holmes had made
bis visit to Chicago In response to an Invi
tation to deliver the address formally dedi
cating the new law school building of the
university, and the occasion was seized
by the bar to entertain him at that time.
The banquet was given In the banquet
ball of the Auditorium hotel, with many
noted lawyers and Jurists present. Per
haps 173 were seated at the tables a repre
sentative body, yet Justifying the com
plaint, which I overheard, that Chicago
lawyers lack Interest In their own pro
fession when, out of nearly 4,000 members
of the Cook county bar, lees than 200 take
advantage of an opportunity to meet and
greet a prospective Judge of the nation's
highest court. Judge Woolworth and Judge
Munger both came over from Omaha to at
tend this banquet, and It is, perhaps,
worthy of comment that of the twenty-one
persons seated at the guest's table three, or
one-seventh of the whole number, were
Justice Holmes will be readily picked out
of any assemblage as a man of distinction.
His carriage and poise, his precision of
speech, his well modulated voice, all be
token culture and refinement. At the same
time he seemed to enter fully into the spirit
of the occasion and to enjoy its humor
even when at his expense. His brief ad-
drees In response to the facetious, yet com
plimentary, presentation by Judge Gross
cup, Is worth preserving. After a few
personal remarks about previous visits to
the west he said:
"The new career I have entered on marks
my turn into the homestretch of life, and
what are the conclusions I have come to?
Let us older men tell the younger that the
race is worth the running. It has many
pleasures and recompenses. Praise Is wel
come, for we must be honest, but the chief
Joy of life is In the doing. It a man has
become satisfied with himself he has ceased
to struggle and has ceased to achieve. The
greatest Joys to be got out of this existence
are those that come while going at full
peed. To face obstacles and to measure
his advancement by the number overcome
that is the real life of man.
"Nature is self-defeating, and J have
thought of agitating for a society for the
prevention of amusements. It 1b in active
accomplishment, not in rest that we find
the highest expression of life. However,
a. Judge need not fear he will perUh from
atrophy of his Intellect. On the bench are
responsibilities, and to aim at the highest
is to take risks. Conventional thought
and process must be forsaken, and the
Judge must not be satisfied with conse
crated phrases. He "must atop to analyze
the situation and ascertain what course
must be taken regardless of ancient cus
tom. The Judge needs to realize the para
dox. that It Is not necessary to be heavy
to have weight.
"For twenty years I have done my best
and the living of the period haa been a
delight. I believe my standards have been
cosmopolitan, and I have sought for the
beet. Now that I know the cordiality of
your reception it makes me almost dream
it easier to succeed than to fall. I go on
in the fight gladly and shall always think
I hear the trumpet of your cheers."
The others who spoke tor the bench were
Judge Jenkins, for the federal Judiciary,
Chief Justice Magruder, for the state su
preme court of Illinois, and Judge Gary, for
the lower state courts. The sentiments
of the bar were voiced ty the genial George
R. Peck, whose pungent wit concluded the
after dinner program. .And strange as it
may eeem, it was Just the modest hour of
10 o'clock when the gavel was returned to
President Ashcroft of the Bar association
and the guests dispersed. V. R.
Travel Diy and Nijjht by Rail, Boat
Canoe and Do; Team.
canoemen in Alaska
All kinds of steamboats carry bis mall.
They range in size from great coast liners
and tramp steamships 'to little 'puffing
Men dwelling on coral Islands In the Gulf
of Mexico are euro of one visitor at least,
and that is tho mall boat, Sternwheelers
go into the beautiful dreamy bayous of the
south with a mighty splashing that fright
ens alligators and herons and deliver the
United States mall in lonely marsh 'settle
ments. Even whaling ships are, used by Uncle
' Earn. They go far north into Behrlng sea.
One mall route of Uncle Sam la attended
to entirely by steam whalers that sail from
Seattle in' Washington.
These ships take letters ,and ; packages
from home to men hidden away in the
froien country north of Behrlng Straits.
The whalers and sealers in the. Arctic circle
are hunted for by Uncle Sam and be tries
to deliver their mall to them, though they
may, have been cruising for a year or more.
Sometimes he will send their mail from
chip to ship, until at. last one will find the
Vessel and send the letters aboard. They
may be many months old by that time, but
they are none the less welcome for that.
you may be sure, and they are read over
and over in the dim light ,from oil lamps
in the laboring, tempest-beaten ships.
One of Uncle Sam's mail routes in Alsska
usea shins and canoes and dog teams and
aleds. It is a route more than 4,000 miles
long and carries the mails Into the far in
terlor, where the mighty Yukon river roars
in the solitudes. Four round trips are
made over this route each year and each
trip costs Uncle Sam $1,495.
The letter .carriers who do this work do
not wear the neat uniform that you see
on the letter carriers at home. They are
athletlo men, ready to swim a river full of
drift Ice It need be and think nothing of
sleeping in a blanket and a rough tent by
the side of the trail with the thermometer
far below sero.
The postorace .that Uncle Sam has at
Point Barrow, in Alaska, is the most north
ern postofflce of the world. Never before
was mall delivered so near the North Pole.
one in love with life and things. For In
atance, on a fine autumn Sunday morning,
when blotches of red and yellow have sown
themselves lightly through the overhanging
foliage of Washington Heights, High Bridge
and Washington Bridge, springing alertly
from the bold ramp of the Heights, spaa
the green, clear breadth of the valley and
etch themselves on the wind-blown blue of
the sky. Coming in from the Viaduct, far
and away the moat impressive approach,
one sees high on the hill the historlo mass
of Hamilton Grange, once the home ot
Betsy Bowen Jumel. There la a flag la the
yard of It a flag etreaming straight out
upon a tricksy west wind. Behind the
wood background Is the site of historlo
Fort George, now given over to beer drink
lng and the speech of the vaterland. But
one need not think of that there Is enough
right at band to fill eyes and mind and per
The road drops in a long incline, mac
adam for ten blocks, after that a broad
reddish-yellow earthen ribbon. The side
walks edge it like lengths of sliver lace.
There la a line of green grass between the
From the cheapest
that's good to the
best that's made
That's what you'll
more, you'l have pick
lection in the west of
Bed Room Furniture
Here are a few pieces that it might pay you to investi
gate. Three-piece Bed Room Suit, bed, dresser and washstsnd.
dresser has French bevel mirror price
for three pieces
Our new Suits aro in snd we show a choice collection
of three-piece Bed Room Suits at $19.60. $22.50, 123.00, $32.00
Pyro Decorated Pieces
Burnt Wood Tabor ette, 13-Inch square top...... 90C
Burnt Wood Taborette, 12-Inch round top 1.15
Book Trays exquisite designs in burnt wood special
each . . - ....1.75
October Lace Curtain Sale
Only five days more In which you can buy Iace Curtains
at our October Sale prices.
Brussels l,axre, Irish Point Lace and Fancy Fish Nets,
Real Renalsance, Bed Sets and Curtains, all at phenomenally
low prices note some:
$3.60 Curtains, $1.95 pair.
' $,r.0i Curtains, $3.75 pair.
$7.60 Curtains. $5.00 pair.
110.00 Curtains, $7.50 pair.
$16.00 Curtains, $10.00 pair.
$s.75 Door Curtains. $5.00 pair.
110.00 and $12.(H) Door Curtains, $7.50 pair.
15c Curtain Swiss. 3S Inches wide, 12c yard.
50c and 6oc Curtain Swiss, 45 inches wide, 3V.0 yard.
Sash Nete special price. !
yellow ribbon and the silver lace, but one
must go early to get full view of It. By
11 o'clock the walkways are so full they
are no more than blurs and blotches ot color.
At least half the onlookers are women,
tricked out In holiday bravery. Children
likewise abound the most part in gay coats,
some few in somber black ones. But even
the black coats have redeeming fripperies
of laco and color in head and neckgear. Tho
urnrlslng thing about the whole assem
blage. Indeed, Is that It is a dress parade,
no less for the spectator than the perform
ers. Beyond a doubt, going to the Speedway
stands to many uptown residents very much
for what going to church did to their rural
or village ancestry.
However that may be, the crowd Is in
excellent humor witb Itself and the world
at large, with no greater present ambition
than to be reckoned "In the know," as re
gards the speeding and the speeders. It
chats and preens itself, and ruffles into
gentle ripples of Interest at the daring of
venturous small boys, or at the sight ot
cunning small girls tugging at the reins
out in the road. It moves gently up and
down, and back and forth, or turns to view
critically some racing shell upon the waters.
gently curling the Hp as it hears the cox
swain roar out orders evidently Intended
to reach Its ears. Showlng-off on the water.
It has not come out to see or hear. The
shells are. Indeed, but incidents incidents
which some ot the over-nice among the wo
men Incline to resent. Bare arms, and
chests and legs seem to tbem out of place
in the face of daylight; notwithstanding
other women applaud the display and talk
knowingly with their escorts of feathering,
reaches, body swings and strokes.
Here Comes the Stars.
Momentarily some star of the Speedway
flashes down the line. Murmurs go all
about: "Nathan Straus has Cobwebs out
thla morning. Pshaw! I was sure he'd
drive Alves Instead." "Hello! Fred Gerken
in the side lines! It can't be he's going
to quit the game!" "There comes Claus
Bohllng! Now look out, somebody. He
told my cousin's uncle yesterday he had
the beels of everything likely to ahow
today!" "Albert Bostwlck'a trainer bas got
knee boots on Johnny Agan. Tes, Boat-
wick is automobile-crazy, still be bas not
quite given up horses."
A lean, brownish bay, with fair head.
good legs and light middle piece flashes
psst. One spectator grins at the sight
saying sagely; "David B. looks as though
he'd run jest about to match his namesake
this mornln'." Instantly somebody retorts
"Wait till you see him flntBh! It's my be
lief he has never been quite all out here
no more than the man he's named for."
"Maybe so," says a judicial third per
son; "but, say, did you hear about old Cob
webs? One day a while back Straus got
two friends to bold watches on the old fel
low while he Btepped a quarter after he got
going for all he was worth, and he made It
In 29 seconds flat. What do you think of
thatf A 1:56 gait for a horse 13 years old
and a faster quarter than ever Cresceus
trotted in a race!"
"He's a wonder no mistake," say the
onlookers; then buddle to the curb, saying
all together In a breath; "And here he
comes now! Hurrah! He's having It'out
with Dave Lamar and Sally Simpson."
Down course two little dust clouds have
resolved themselves into flying harnessed
racers, with drivers sitting low and close
behind. The wagons look cobwebby hardly
stout enough to endure the impact of rspld
air. But nobody thinks of that; all bang
breathless on the race. The man in front
has a strong, Hebraic face, bearded, shrewd
eyed, kindly. The lips are set, the eyes
tense, the whole pose full of power to claim
and keep. The whip is held upright, the
reins tightly clutched now and again he
speaka a low word, too low to be beard by
the sidewalk throng, though evidently
reaching the ears of his horse. Cobwebs
msy know Intuitively what his mssler auks
he goes, goes, with bis mighty stroke of a
machine. His stride Is low snd stealing,
his ears are flat aguinst bis beautiful chest
eut head, bis eyeballs flare, but eot -lh
temper he haa the stay aji4 the apiiit
find here, and, what's
from the largest col'
our respective lines.
Our new etock
now in, and we have
Solid oak frame,
$6.90, $7.35, $I.2S and
R. Great Opportunity to Cover
About four hundred yards of Matting used at
the Coliseum the week during the Christian
Convention "will go on Bale Monday morning
at 8 o'clock at one price per yard 10 cents.
1,000 yards Matting and clearing up sale of odd remnants of
Matting, pieces containing from 5 to 25 yards, all go on sale Monday
at less than one-half price.
Don't miss this opportunity. Bring measurements
of your rooms.
Special for all week. Including Silk Damasks, French
C.obllns. Slcllllan. Mowbray. Motre Rep, Brocade Velour,
Klox Velour, English Tapestry, French Juts,
$1.00 Draperies at SOo yard. ,
$1.60 Draperies at 75o yard.
$2.00 Draperies at $1.00 yard.
$3.50 Draperies at $3.50 yard.
$5.50 Tapestries at $4.00 yard.
$7.60 Tapestries at $4.50 yard.
Noveltry Stripe at 60a yard.
Any Rope Portiere in the store, Including all our $6.78
and $7.50 Curtains, for Monday only, each $5.00.
which, joined with speed, makes the horse
which does or dies. On, on, be thunders,
his head nodding the least bit in fine,
faultesa rhythm, his quickening hoofbeats
sounding a march of triumph as hla white
nose goes past the post half a length to the
Another Fight for Victory
The battle is not won. Dave Lamar
wheels aa soon aa he can pull up, asks
a question mainly with his eyes, Is an
swered with a nod, then, almost wing and
wing, the pair race away to the back
stretch, and again set sail. This time
the mare lies at Cobweb's wheel In .the
first brush she fought for each foot of
the way. She is a bay, big and shiny, in
the very pink of condition, a credit alike
to her trainer and her sire, the world
famous Electioneer. She goes higU, so
high it almost seems she scorns the vtrtb,
but her reaching plunges devour space in
credibly. But for keeping in place so
steadily a casual onlooker would say the
horse went ten yards to ber nine, and
covered ground with much more ease to
himself. But do what he will, stretch,
strain, quicken, he cannot shake her off.
She hangs like a bulldog till fifty yards
from the wire; then the man in the white
hat, who bas been sitting statue-like,
leans far forward, swishes hla whip might
ily, calls in ahrill, whistling tones, lets
out the least bit of a wrap, and the race
Is over Cobwebs haa lost, though by a
narrow margin. A third heat is, of course
inevitable. People forget to gossip, and
stand still, save when they crowd for
better eeeing places. This time the flyers
come In view neck-and-neck, each doing
a desperate beet from start to finish. How
the big, gallant chestnut strains! His mo
tion is so swift no eye can follow it; the
sulky wheels ahow only aa motionless,
shining rims magically impelled along the
course. And gamely the bulldog bay mare
keeps at bla throat latch, lurching ao high
she seems to be fencing all the way. Neck-and-neck,
stride for stride, they keep it
up until the very last; but the bay will
not be denied; she gets ber nose in front
by at least alx Inches. There Is applause
all up and down the line as she jogs back
toward the starting point, but not so loud
nor so hearty as the clapping which fol
lows Cobweba all the way to the cooling
The brushes have been typical every
Sunday, every matinee, with sound footing,
sees them duplicated 100 times over. Bven
the least considerate horse master hesitates
to risk hla flyers upon slippery or sloppy
going, or in stiff, holding mud. - Not a few
borse owners have stables close at hand.
E. H. Harrlman. who owns the famous
John R, Gentry, for example, has, 4ight at
the speedway gates, what is said to be the
best appointed atable for harness horses
anywhere In the world. A dozen others
might bo named. Indeed, no man can
hope for fame upon the speedway without
a considerable string which Includes both
blood and speed M. M. WILLIAMS
The venerable Dr. Theodore I Cuyler,
who bas prt'tc:bed for tifty-alx years, has
never spent t single eutiDutn upon a sick
The next meeting of the RaptbU congress
will be hell in the First i hurch, H'Kttnn
November IS-Jo. The program will be tsauod
Prof. William Bell Lunastlnrf has reslgneit
the chair of Iatin la Miami university to
become a missionary to Japan.
Father Luis of the Vatican observatory at
Rome ii an nearly comultMed (he eolostut
task of DhiiluKrubhliiK the lieavenu. on
which he ha bueu engaged for several
Father Premirndand Ilbaratl, a mlsalonary
or I be vaiahnktva rellgiou, has arrtvea In
New York and will try to kitread a know I
edse of his faith and get converts to it ia
MIhh Mary Andrews, a daugter of ex
Sheriff Robert N. Andrews of Hamilton,
O.. has been elected uaatnr of thn 1'niver-
sallst church at Kansas City, Mo., the first
woman pastor i lie city nua ever had.
When the new episcopal residence shall
have been Mulshed in connection with Iho
great cathedral In New York HIhIioo Pol
trr or his succeHaor will h houaeri aa no
1 otuer clergyman baa ever been in tola toon
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$.10.00 Curly Birch Press", J-.A.-v'soruely hand C f
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of these very comfortable t&Mrs
some special prices to offer you on
band polished prices varying $5.75,
Your Floor Cheap.
try. The site chosen for this palace Is nt
the southwestern corner of the cathedral
grounds, of which the main building of the
group Is to occupy the eastern half. The
sum of $65,000 Is now in hand for u begin
ning on the residence.
Joseph W. Ogden. a New York banker,
will build a new Presbyterian church In
Chatham. N. J., as a memnrlnl tr Lis
father, the lute Rev. Dr. Joseph M. Orjildi,
Who for (1 f t V V a ii rm m-aa i. .
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Ollletlv nnrt writh nn nhnntutA lw.Lr
tentatlon Dr. and Mrs. Kdwnrri Kverett
Hale celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of
inrir iimrriape one aay receniiy at their
t,.,m. n Dnvh,,.,,, X f H'U .
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of the family ami there was a public re
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