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THE OMAIIA ILLUSTRATED BEE.
Elertrlc Ty pesettlaar.
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setter. The machine la called a
graphotypc. Instead of the If-ad
being melted hy a gas flame, a In the
matrix by which the letter Is formed Is
linotype. It Is Ibiulfled by passing- through
a metal tube heated by electricity. The
made by electricity, and finally the en
tire movement of the working parts Is
caused by the use of electric power. Elec
tricity says: "The suggestion implied by
the use of electricity for typesetting; Is not
to be disregarded, whether the graphotype
does or does not And its place In the com
posing room. The history of Invention
clearly shows that the inventions that sur
vive the test of time are valuable only
In the respect, to use a simile, of mak
ing two blades of grnss grow where only
one grew before. They survive if they
are able to give more in either quality or
"lu intlty of output than have been formerly
obtained. The introduction of the type
setter, or typomaker and typesetter,
meant the establishment of dally news
papers on an entirely new basis. It not
only facilitated composition In a typo
graphical sense, but was the positive
means of developing the great newspa
pers. The electric typesetter thus has Its
work cut out for It. If time and ex
pense are saved hy Its use radical changes
will soon be noted In the composing rooms
of the leading papers anod magazines."
electricity in Sweden.
Sweden is electricity wise and elec
tricity busy, using from five to ten times
as many telephones per capita as Amer
ica, and employing the magical force for
n thousand and one dally uses and econ
omies which have not yet begun to be
considered In this country. The Swedish
Niagara at TTollhettan has been In ope
ration at least as long as Niagara, If not
longer, with electrical power generated
from the waters of the Ootha river, fall
ing a hundred or more feet In two or
three miles and supplying a wonderful
development of Industry.
Klertrlo Power in Oil Fields.
Electricity is coming Into favor In the
Russian oil region, bottt for drilling and
pumping, reports the Now York Tribune.
At present there are fully 2.000 wells In
operation there, for each of which a steam
plant of limited capacity say twenty-five
or thirty horsepower has at some time
been Installed. That tho Individual user
of power should provide his own supply
Is perfectly natural, of course, but pro
duction on a small scale Is far from being
economical. Besides, there Is danger that
destructive fires may result from the near
iicsb of the requisite furnaces to overflow
ing tanks or from the opening of new
wells. Both evils might be minimized by
a Judicious change of procedure, and al
ready steps have been taken to initiate the
A company has' been formed which will
erect at Baku a central station, where
engines developing at least 1,600 horse
power, will be employed to drive
dynamos. The current thus gonerated will
be transmitted by cables to Sabuntsshl,
six and a half miles away, and will be
distributed at that point to local patrons.
It Is doubtful whether any existing steam
plant will be discarded for an electric
motor, but Inasmuch as the demand for
power Is constantly Increasing new re
quirements alone should soon create a
market for this supply. In time it is not
unlikely that the popularity of the reform
will make It necessary to Increase tho ca
pacity of the station, but at the very out
set the latter promises to be able to ac
commodate at least fifty customers. Trans
mission by wire entails a slight loss, but
this is small compared with the enormous
saving effected by a wholesale generation
of power. It should bo possible to supply
Curious and Romantic Capers of Cupid
She Loves m Prince.
" I I to New York last week one of
S- I Ka nrottloftt tflrla tha li. ...A.
stepped aboard that vessel. She
is Muriel Leech of London. 18
curs old, In lov'O with an East Indian
prince, to .whom six months ago she be
came affianced in London.
Mrs. Leech, her Spanish mother, while
not openly against the marriage, wished to
safeguard her child against an unhappy
future and decided to send her abroad with
her friends, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Harsher
of Los Angeles, Cal.
The prince was not told. Little Miss
Leech wua well on her way before she
realized what was up. Not a protest was
heard from her, however, until she landed.
Before Mr. or Mrs. Marsher knew what
was taking place she had cabled her
princely admirer to come jont haste and
meet her In Los Angeles and get married.
"I am not yet of age,"' declared the de
termined little beauty, "but I have a few
drops of Castillan blood In my veins and a
will of my own. They shall not cheat me
of my romance.
"I want to see the world, but I want him
to see it with me. I shall go buck home in
a year married."
She Sticks to Bill.
Miss Louisa Bagnall, an 18-year-old heir
ess of Pittsburg, sacrificed a fortune for
love's sake when she wedded William
Melder, a boss carpenter in a Pittsburg
The couple went to Youngstown, O., from
the Smoky City and procured a marriage
license at the' probate court. They were
arrested, though. Just as they were leav
ing the court house for the home of the
minister, whom they expected to marry
Mr. Bagnall, a prominent Pittsburg steel
magnate the girl's uncle and guardian,
was unawaie of Miss Bagnall't absence
until nearly noon, and then he telephoned
to the po'lee at Youngstown, asking them
to arrest the coiplc, giving a good descrip
tion. Chief McDowell sent two policemen to
search for the couple and they found them
coming out of the court house.
They admitted their identity, but pro
tested vigorously against arrest, claiming
that both were of age and did not require
the consent of any one to marry. The po
lice, however, took them into custody and
locked them in the Central Police station.
There they remained all afternoon, the
girl crying most of the time. They were
released in the evening when Mr. Bagnall
Then a stormy scene occurred In the
prison. Mr. Bagnall tried to dissuade bis
ward from marrying Melder, claiming that
he was above him sociality. 6 lie said
that she loved him and would marry him.
The argument between uncle and niece
continued for over an hour. Mr. Bagnall
snade all sorts of tempting offers if she
would Jilt Melder and return borne with
Finally when he realised that her reso
luteness was not to be overcome by prom
the latter at a much lower cost than has
been practicable hitherto, and also to re
duce the Are rl.sk nearly to ro.
In the United State, which divld'-s with
Russia the responsibility of furnishing tho
world with petroleum, this example may
be wisely imitated. Americans have the
most extensive and most wonderful trans
mission lines In existence, and In a few
mines employ electric power to expel
water, hoist ore and operate drills or cut
ting machines. We doubt if any consider
able use Is made of It In the oil regions of
this country. If the methods now In vogue
here are wasteful a reform In them might
prove advantageous to the consumer as
well as to the producer.
Great Traveling; Crane.
The t'nlted Hallways & Electric com
pany of Baltimore has received the sev
eral parts of one of two of the largest
traveling cranes In the world. The parts
are being assembled by expert mechanics
and the whole will soon be In position
for use. When put together It will weigh
fifty tons and will have a lifting capacity
of the same power. The only traveling
crane equal to It In the world Is In ope
ration In the King Bridge company's
works in Pennsylvania. The t'nlted Rail
way's lifting machine was built by the
Tersely Told Tales
The Monotony of War.
f 1 1 MASSACHUSETTS veteran of
I jV I the civil war, a quaint character
IV of Irish birth, bore a local repu
tation for heroic service. He was
Often besought by the younger
generation to tell his story of his part in
the bloody struggle. One day, finding him
self besieged by a number of persistcn
questioners, the modest warrior consented
"We'd get up In the mornln' at 6 o'clock,"
he began, "an" have breakfast. Begin
flghtln' at 6, knock off at 12. Begin hootln'
agin at 1, knock off at 6 an' ate supper,
an" turn in to sleep. Every day the same
oTd thing; that's all." New York Tribune.
He Had the Ballet.
"When 1 was a little more Inexperienced
than I am now," said an army surgeon, "I
had a very embarrassing time performing
an operation on an oilier who had been
shot in the abdomen. It was in the Cuban
campaign, and after an engagement this
man camo In suffering terribly from a
flesh wound below the ribs.
"I have hardly ever seen such calm en
durance of such agony. He positively re
fused to take anything to put him out of
consciousness. 'Blaze away!" said lie. So
another assistant and I went to work on
him. After wo had puttered around for
five minutes with probes and scalpels, and
when our patient must have wearied with
pain and loss of blood, he raised his head
enough to look at us.
" "What In thunder are you fellows
doing?" said he. "Why don't you get busy
and sew up that wound?"
" We are probing for the bullet,' said I.
" "Probing for tha bullet:' he exclaimed.
"Why, you Idiots, I've got the bullet here
In. my pocket!' "Harper's Weekly.
The lender Spot.
Chief Justice Fuller was not long ago the
guest of a southern gentleman who had a
servant named John, famous for his mint
Julep. Soon after Judge Fuller's arrival
John appeared, bearing a tray on which
was a long, cool gloss, topped with crushed
Ice and a small tree of mint. With low
bows and many smiles he presented it and
watched anxiously while Judge Fuller ap
preciatively sipped it. "That touch the
right spot, sah?" ho. queried. "It docs,
John, it does," the Judge replied. John
disappeared, but was soon recalled by the
tinkle of a hand-bcll. The glass was now
ises he offered her $100,000 In cash If she
would not marry.
During all this time Miss Bagnall was
leaning on tho arm of her sweetheart, and
when her uncle mado the cash proposition
she looked him straight in the eye and ex-
"No, never; I stick to Bill."
Her pretty black eyes flashed as she
hurled defiance at her uncle, and then pull
ing Melder toward the door left the station
They went to the minister's home, whtre
they were married, and later returned to
Mr. Bagnall wept when he saw the girl
leave the station. He had spent much
money to rear and educate her properly
and cannot reconcile himself to the thought
of her marrying without his consent.
The queerest applications for marlage
licenses come from Zlon City, according to
the attaches of the county clerk's office at
Not long ago a young man presented a
wedding invitation at the clerk's office.
Across the face of the Invitation was
written the words: "By permission of the
No marlages in Zlon take place until the
powers that be have passed on them and
signed the permission "In ink." When tho
candidates for nuptial ties apply for the
license they come, bringing the permission
The authorities at Zlon City have a per
fect system in keeping track of marriages,
births and deaths. The county court people
say that It Is as elaborate as that pre
scribed by the law for county offices.
Zlon City sends down to Waukegan a
good proportion of its marriage business,
but none of the ceremonies are performed
outside of the lines of Dowle's town. It is
claimed that a large proportion of the Zlon
Ites who seek marriage licenses are beyond
the average age. More middle aged people,
and even old people, apply for license than
from any other section.
Marriages at Waukegan average sixty a
month. The number Is Increasing right
along. The place has always been consid
ered a Gretna Green, but there is no blow
ing of trumpets about it. Chicago sends a
big contingent. Many who apply for license
are married before they leave the county
clerk's office. A Justice of the peace Is
called and he performs the ceremony and
pockets $2, and more if the groom is dis
posed to be liberal. Few ministers are
called, but a large proportion of the cou
ples are married by the ring ceremony.
It takes some little time to Issue a mar
riage license. About three weeks ago the
county clerk himself was noticed to be
spending a great deal of time on one. He
seemed to be writing one letter at a time,
and he had to have fresh ink for euch
stroke. The girls were so consumed by cu
riosity as to why he was putting so much
time on the document that one of them
looked over his shoulder. Then she tiptoed
away and whispered It to all the other
girls In the court bouse.
The clerk bad been writing a marriage
license for himself.
Morgan KngitieTlng company of Alliance,
O. Its capacity of fifty tons Is mure than
ejual to two loaded cars of grain and In
rounds Is 11 It Is being erected with
grcnt rare, as every bolt und Joint must
fit to a nicety. The railway officials do
not expect any such great strain to bo
put upon the crane, but In providing one
of this size they arc looking to the future
and arranging for the quick handling of
nny heavy machinery which might be
hereafter requlrd In the up-to-date power
house now under construction. The crane
will be operated wholly by electricity. It
will be fitted on a railway ninety feet
atHve the floor of the building. The
amount of electricity required to move It
will be equal to that furnished for the
operation of one of the street car lines
If the machine was moved rapidly and
at its full capacity.
The newest Idea for telephone users
Is based upon the automatic annunciator
Idea. It consists of a circular plate on
the desk which has upon Its outer cir
cumference spaces for from fifteen to
fifty names end telephone numhers. To
notify the operator to call a desired num
ber It Is not necessary to shout the name
through the desk telephone and then wait
empty. The Judge looked up with twinklo
in his eye. "I think I've got another spot,
John," he said.
ot at' Home.
"Some men," said John P. Rockefeller,
Jr., .n an address in New York, "use the
law to do harm with, instead of to do good.
They resemble a member of one of our
"This man sat in the club dining room at
lunch when a bill collector, having some
how eluded the attendants In the hall,
walked up to him and laid on the table his
"The clubman glared at the account, bis
fork suspended in the air. Then, solemnly
'and indignantly, ho handed the paper back
to the collector.
" "How dare you,' ho said, Infringe upon
the rules of my ciub in this manner?
Don't you know that a man's club Is like
1.1s home? Don't ou know 1 can havo
you forcibly ejected for coining in here
without h card of membership or an In
troduction? The rules of this club require
that. If you have business with a mem
ber, you wait In the hall while un attend
ant brings In your name. Now, I demand
that you go out Into tho hall Immediately,
taking this bill with you, and that you
send In your curd to me in the proper way."
"The collector, red in the face, but
hopeful on the whole, complied. He retired
to the hall and sent In his card with all
"The clubman, eating steadily, received
the card on a silver salver. Ho studied It
gravely. Then he said to tho waiter:
"' 'Not at home." "New York Times.
rienty of lloom.
A visiting bishop In Washington was
arguing with a senator on tho desirability
of attending church. At last he put the
question squarely: What is your personal
reason for not attending?"
The senator smiled In a no-offense-intended
way, as he replied: "The fact Is, one finds,
so many hyprocrltes there."
Returning the smile, bishop said:
"Don't let that keep you away, senator.
There's always room for one more." Satur
day Evening Post.
Errors that Hurt.
Typographical errors were being re
counted. "A typographical error," said a physician,
"nearly caused me once to sue a Chicago
paper for libel. I was called to Chicago to
consult on a serious case. A number of re
porters were handling the case, and one of
them wrote about me:
" 'The doctor felt the patient's pulse, and
then prescribed for him.' "
"But the compositor made this harmless
" 'The doctor felt the patient's purse, and
then prescribed for him.' "
William W. Russel, the new minister to
Venezuela, laughed and said:
Entertaining Little Stories for
T WAS summer vacation. Rob and
Jennie had gone Into the country
to grandpa's farm for a visit, and
now It was the early evening at
the close of the first day.
It had been a day brimming over wi'.h
pleasure. The work seemed like play, and
there were so many Interesting animals Jo
get acquainted with. From the least lit tin
wee chicken flrt-t hatched to the great
Percheron horses they were all fascinating.
But after supper and milking time the
children were ready to sit quiet on the
piazza and rest. Thero was a hammock
there and Rob got into It. "I suppose
mamma's thinking about us now," he said
In a low tone.
"Yes," responded Jennie, "I guess she Is.
I wish "
Rut she did not say what she wished,
which was that she could snuggle down
close to mamma while the twilight deep
ened and have a goodnight kiss before she
went to bed, for she guessed that Rob was a
little homesick, and she, being two year
older than he, must be brave and bright for
his Fake. So she broke her wish short off
and said Instead, "Let's change words."
"Pig to hen," said Rob.
There was a moment of silence, then
Jennie said: "I've got It pig, pin, pen.
hen." She had made a different word each
time by changing the letter and so at labt
made the word she wanted. It was a game
they often played In the twilight at home
and they had learned a good many words
"Cat to dog." sajd Jennie.
"Pah! That's easy," said Rob, almost at
once. "Cat, cot, dot, dog. Let's have
harder one's. Barn to door."
Then they were still for about a whole
minute, which is really quite a long time.
"I've" began Jennie.
"I have, too," put In Rob. "What's
"Barn, born, boon, moon, moor, door."
"I went through the door first," said
Rob. "Poor, poor, boor, boon. born,
"I guess it would be pretty hard to
change oats to anything, or calf. They
don't look like other words. We -could
try. though; oats to calf."
In a few minutes grandma rams. "Here
ynti are," sli said. "Aren't you getting
"I'm not much," said Jennie. "We're
playing a game."
Grandma bent over the hammock. "It
must be a funny game," she said. "He's
Rut the next day they got it. Rob had
calf. balf. bait, cart, cars, cats, oats; and
while the number is looked up. The In
dicator on the dial Is moved to the de
sired number, a bell Is rung and the office
central operator finds the name and num
Kt Indlt-ati-d upon a duplicate dial.
Another and similar device for keeping
telephone numbers where they are handy
is Intended where but a single Instrument
Is In use. The transmitter Is surrounded
by a collar formed of flanges which are
lettered alphabetically. On each flange
there Is room for a dozen names and the
numbers are always bandy to the 'phone.
Standard Third Rail.
The New York Central railroad has
started a movement to induce all the rail
roads in the eastern part of the country,
more especially tho railroads entering New
Tork and Jersey City, to decide upon a
uniform type of third rail for general
adoption. While many of the railroads
which have been asked to consider the mat
ter have no Immediate prospect of elec
trifying any part of their lines, the New
York Central officials believe that the like
lihood of all the eastern railroads eventu
ally using electricity Is such that the time
Is ripe for agreement upon a standard
form of third rail, so that when all the
roads are electrified rolling stock may pass
"A friend of mine is an operatic tenor.
He once sang In 'Faust In St. Louis. The
leading paper there gave him a splendid
notice; called him a rara avis among tenors,
said ho had delighted and entranced all
hearers, and then, getting the criticism
mixed up with a police case, concluded:
" 'The verdict against the man was unani
mous. He was sentenced to three years'
penal servitude. Thus society will for some
time be freed from the infliction of his
presence.' " Washington Star.
With or Without.
A fastidious man undertook to transmit
Instructions through tho waiter to tho
cook. He wanted an oyster stew. These
were his instructions:
"Now, waiter, kindly tell the cook I don't
want the oysters and the milk merely
mixed and heated. I want tho milk care
fully boiled first. The oysters should then
be added without the liquor. The liquor
should not bo put In until the seasoning
is added. Be very particular to get good,
rlcr milk and nothing but the best gllt
edgo butter. As for tho oysters, I want
Capo Cod salts. No ordinary stock oysters
for me. Do you understand?"
"I think so, sir." replied the waiter, "but
do you wish the oysters with or without?"
"With or without what?" asked the cus
tomer. "Pearls, sir." Chicago Inter Ocean.
Congressman W. Bourke Cockran was
narrating in San Francisco his experience
In the far cast.
"But we made the best of It," lie said
of a sampan mishap. "We were like the
"This woman's husband, a glove finisher,
died, and so inconsolable was the poor
lady that she spent $3,500 on a granite
shaft, inscribing on the base thereof:
" 'My grief is so great that I cannot
"Before a year had passed, however, her
grief had sufficiently faded to allow her to
marry a young glove stitcher.
"She sent a stonecutter to the cemetery
a few days before the wedding and caused
him to add to the Inscription on the shaft
the single word:
" 'Alone.' "New York Tribune.
Senator Hale's Costly Boys.
When Senator Eugene Hale married the
daughter of "Zack" Chandler, the latter,
who was a great lover of children, said:
"Now, Gene, I have no use for people who
don't Increase the census returns. I want
you and Mary to raise a family, and I'll
settle tiO.OCO on every boy you have."
Time passed and the Hales were so regu
larly blessed with children of tho male per
suasion that the frequency with which
"Zack" Chandler was called upon to redeem
his promise with checks became a Jest
among bis friends in Washington. One
Jennie had calf, call, pall pale, pate, path,
oath, oats. Youth's Companion.
Altar of Kuses.
"Once upon a time, " as the fairy stories
say, thero lived in Persia a beautiful
princess named Nour Dijhan, who was be
trothed to a handsome prince named DIJ1
harguyr. One day while she was talking
with him in the lovely garden in her
father's palace she noticed yellowish oily
drops floating on the rose water tiiat ed
died into tho fountain basin. The princess
called her attendant and asked him to col
lect the globules with feathers. It was
then found that the globules gave forth
a glorious odor, which she named attar
Nour DIJlhan-Dijlhanguyr. Such Is the
legend that accounts for the discovery of
attar of roses.
The rose Is cultivated In a number of
countries to supply the world with this
scent. Tha rose cultivation is carried on
especially in Bujgaraia and Rouraanla.
Vive thousand square miles are given up in
these countries to the growing of red roses
alone, and for miles and miles the blossom
lad4it fields r-re covered with workers
dressed In their native costumes all busy
picking the blossoms. The work admits of
no delay, for the roses must be gathered
quickly or not at all. It takes S0.000 roses
to produce an ounce of attar. No wonder
It costs K0 an ounce, more than its weight
When Bobby has the building glocks,
A battery he rears.
And then such thundering cannon shocks
And tiring as one hears!
The dollies shiver in their socks
When Bobby has the building blocks,
When Barbara has the blocks we know
A bakeshop we shall see.
With bun and biscuit, row on row;
The dollies ail must be
In apron clad and kitchen frocks
Whan Barbara has the building blocks.
When Benny has the blocks, be sure
He'll play at engineer.
With railroad trains in miniature;
The dollies all appear
As tourists now, wan bag und box.
When Benny has the building blocks.
When Baby Betty has the blocks,
A bed we always spy.
Away with cannuns, cup and crocks,
And choo-cinio cars "By-by,"
Her darlings ail to sleep she rocks
When Baby Betty has the blocks.
Ron Mills Powers in The Pilgrim.
l iH-rhie v-ous.
"Now Is my time." Mls-chlev-ous said to
himself, with a chuck-le. "Mo-ther is
bus-y and Fa-ther is a-way, so I'll Just
go down to the quetr place by the stream;
there Is a llt-tle girl there, and I should
so like to pull her hair. Mo-ther said the
place was call-ed a Bung-arIow, aud there
from one road to another. When tho
change from broad and narrow gauge
track was made on different railroads at
different times, the result was that for
several years the cars of one road could
not be carried over another line. Tho
same trouble will result If the cars of the
various roads are equipped with different
forms of third rail. Vice President W. J.
Wllgus, In charge of the construction de
partment, called a meeting of representa
tives of the construction departments of
nearly all of the railroads In the east. All
the officials who attended the meeting ex
pressed themselves In favor of the plan.
Among the roads represented were the Bal
timore A. Ohio and the Jersey Central,
which have not as yet announced any plans
for electrifying their lines, but which are
now considering the question. What Is de
sired by Mr. Wllgus Is not so much the
adoption of exactly similar types of third
rails by all the railroads as the adoption of
standard clearanco measurements, which
are regarded as more essential to uniform
ity than the character of the rail Itself.
The New York Central is now experiment
ing with several types of third rail. The
company Is likely to adopt a rail which is
Insulated on the top, requiring no plank
covering, as Is required on the Interborough
morning the president received the follow
ing telegram from Senator Chandler.
"For God's sake give Eugene Hale a for
eign mission! His wife has got another
boy." Boston Herald.
An Interesting- Time.
Secretary Shaw, the best story teller in
the cabinet, added materially to bis stock
of good Jokes on his recent trip to Florida.
Here is the secretary's latest anecdote,
picked up in the south: After an all-night
session with the boys a husband wended
his way home, arriving there at about 6
a. m. He found his wife waiting for him
In tho dining room, the confusion of furni
ture indicating that she had been having an
unhappy time. "This is a nice time for
you to be coming home," snapped the wife.
"Yes," admitted the erring husband. "It's
a lovely morning. I haven t Blept a
wink this blessed night," with a severo
look. "Neither have T," said the husband.
Ills I nfortunato Day.
"Well, James, how aro you feeling to
day?" suld a minister to one of his par
ishioners, an old man suffering from
chronic rheumatism. "I hope the pains are
nothing worse. You are not looking ao
bright as usual today."
"Na, sir," replied the old fellow, sadly.
"I've been unfortunate today."
"How, James? In what way?" queried
"Well sir," was the reply, " I got a letter
frae a lawyer body this mornln", tellin' me
that ma cousin Jack was deld and that he
had left me two-hunner poun." "
"Two-hundred pounds." repeated the
minister. "And you call that hard luck?
Why, It Is quite a fortune for you, James."
"Ay," said the old man, sorrowfully,
"but tho stupid lawyer body dldna' put
enough stamps on his letter and I had a
penny to pay for extra postage." Scottish
The night to Ulsa.
- Brander Mathews, who holds the chair of
dramatic literature at Columbia unverslty.
Is a recognized "first nlghtcr." It would be
a daring young playwright who would
break the tradition of sending seats to
the shrewd but kindly crltio of Morning
aide. Some years ago, when Prof. Mathews
was dramatic writer for the Nation, a
young acquaintance came to Broadway
with a tragedy. Of course, Mr. Mathews
was pleased to attend the first performance,
and was anxious to see the best in his
friend's effort. The next morning he was
asked how it took.
"Well," he said, "after the first act I ap
plauded and the audience sat silent, and
after the second I sat silent and the audi
"And after the third act?" someone
prompted. The critic flicked the ashes
from a cigarette and smiled.
"After the third act I went out and
bought a ticket and came In and hissed
too." San Francisco Chronicle:
Is sure to be some-thing to eat where there
He bound-ed a-way through the Jun-gle
till he came to a clear-lng; then he stop
ped and peer-ed cau-tious-ly a-bout, but
there was no one in sight.
At last he ven-tur-ed on the ver-an-dah
of the house, and peep-ed In-to a room.
No one was there.
He crept sly-ly a-way, look-lng at all
the queer new thing a-bout him.
Pres-ent-ly he spi-ed a piece of cake.
"How nice it tastes," he said, and very
soon the cake was fin-ish-ed.
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ham-mock be-fore he no-tlc-ed a small
wood-en box ly-lng on the ta-ble.
"I must see what that is." he crl-ed, and
sprang down; but it waa lock-ed and he
could not o-pen it. He took It up and
shook It, and was just go-lng to throw It
down when he saw a ban-die stlck-lng out.
Mls-chlev-ous pull-ed. but it would not
come; he twist-ed and drag-ged it a-beut
un-tll sud-den-ly a queer noise came from
ln-alde the box, and he scam-per-ed to the
roof of the ver-an-dah.
"What-ev-er can It be?" he chat-ter-ed.
But aa all was qul-et a-galn and noth-lng
dread-ful hap-pen-ed. Mls-chlev-ous took
cour-age and came down
"There must be a bird In-side," he said;
"it sounds Just like one."
Bye and bye he be-gan to feel quite
brave, and when the llt-tle girl came run
ning up the steps he was slt-ting down
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"Oh. pa-pa!" she cried. "Look at this
naught-y llt-tle mon-key play-ing with my
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"May I catch him and keep him for a
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"If you can," said the fath-er, laugh-ing.
She turn-ed round, but Mls-chlev-ous
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tree, and nev-er stop-ped till he found him
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Former Weddings in the Historic White House
HE ANNOUNCED engagement of
Miss Alice Roosevelt and Con
gressman Nicholas Longworth of
Cincinnati draws attention to the
rarity of weddings in the White
The Roosevelt - Longworth cere-
mony will doubtless take place In tha
White House, for such an historic event
is a fitting culmination of their romance.
The first nuptial ceremony ever held at
the executive mansion of which there is
any authentic record was during the ad
ministration of President Monroe, when
Miss Todd, a relative of Mrs. Monroe,
plighted her troth to a member of congress
from Virginia, Mr. John O. Jackson. The
first use of the east room for such a pur
pose was on the occasion of the nuptials
of Miss Elizabeth Tyler, daughter of the
president of that name, to Mr. William
Walker of Virginia, the bride being but
19 years of age on January 31. 1842. An
anecdote Is connected with this event
which proves that the great statesman,
Daniel Webster, could apply hta Scott as
well as he could his law. The evening
after the wedding, one who had acted as
bridesmaid expressed surprise that "Lizzie
Tyler" should leave the White House fer
a simple Virginia home. "Ah!" exclaimed
the great expounder, "Love rules the court,
the camp, the grove, for love Is heaven
and heaven la love."
President Tyler himself felt cupld's
dart a second time. A few years after the
death of his wife, Letltla, he wooed and
won the beautiful Miss Julia Gardiner of
New York, one of the noted young belles
of the day. A church In New York was
chosen, however, rather than the White
House for the ceremony, at the express
wish of the bride, who was anxious to
avoid all unnecessary demonstration.
Mr. John Adams, Jr., son of the presi
dent of that name, was united, during his
father's term, to Miss Helen of Washing
ton, his mother's niece. Dr. Hawiey of St.
John's church officiated and Qeneral Ram
say, one of the groomsmen, used to have
In later years for one of his choicest anec
dotes, that President Adams, famous for
his habitual grave deportment, danced a
Virginia reel at the wedding with much
During General Jackson s time the White
House was the scene of two weddings, one
between his niece, Miss Eastern, and Mr.
Polk of Tennessee, and the other between
Miss Lewis and Mr. Papueal, who waa
afterward French minister to this country
Martha, the 17-year-old daughter of Pres
ident Monroe, was married in the East
room to Samual Gouvemeur, who had been
her father's private secretary.
President Van Buren's son. Colonel Abra
ham Van Buren, married Miss Angelb a
Singleton, a wealthy South Carolinian,
though educated in Philadelphia, during
the November following his father's inaug
uration. The ceremony was not held at the
executive mansion, but on New Year's day
Mrs. Van Buren. assisted by the ladles of
the cabinet, received with her father-in-law.
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marriage of his dnughter Ellen, which has
become a recollection to which all who wit
nessed It delight to revert. This young
White House bride was always the de
light of her father's heart and her own
filial love was always marked. At the time
of his first inauguration, when the general
had Just commenced reading his message,
his little daughter became alarmed at the
unusual scene and ran from her mother's
side to where her father was standing
and put her hand in his. Near him her
fears were quieted. Many recalled this
touching Incident, when a bride ol but 19,
she stood the central figure In the great
East room, this time by the husband of her
choice, Algernon Charles Frederick Sar
toris. Her youthful loveliness was en
hanced by a rich gown of white satin and
a long bridal veil which completely en
veloped her. She was attended by eighteen
bridesmaids, all gowned alike in every par
ticular, in white corded silk with over
dresses of white Illusion. Colonel Fred
Grant attended the groom, the ceremony
being performed by Rev. O. II. Tiffany.
A wedding was celebrated In the Blue
rowm during President Hayes" term of of
fice, the occasion being the marriage of
his niece. Miss Emily Piatt, to General
President Hayes also celebrated the an
niversary of his silver wedding while at
the White House, and it Is the first time
that such a celebration waa ever held
there. The state spartments were elab
orately decorated and the national coat-of-arme
wre everywhere displayed. The
members of the cabinet, the family and
near friends. Including the Rev. Dr. Mc
Cabe, who officiated at the marriage twenty
years before, were the only guests. Mrs.
Hayes lgoked almost herself a bride aa she
stood near her husband, gowned In white
silk, with her hair arranged In plain bands
gathered at the back with a sliver comb.
All the world heard accounts of Grover
Cleveland's wedding, the first American
president ever married at his official home.
All the bells of Washington rang forth
at the moment t the ceremony, and ail
knew that the beautiful Frances Foisoni
had become the bride of the president of
the Tnlted 6tates. The bridal gown was a
splendid creation, the train falling in grace
ful folds, four yards In length. The veil,
of white silk tulle, was fastened on the
head with orange blossoms, and an eye
witness has said that as she stood by- the
side of the president she was a rare vision
of loveliness. After the marriage had been
performed according to the Presbyterian
ritual by Rev. Dr. SunderUnd, the strains
of "Lohengrin" were softly played, that
Immortal melody without whlcH no mar
riage seems complete. Each guest of the
splendid suppiT afterward served received
a white satin box tilled with wedding cake,
on the cover of which the date of the event
was bund painted In colors and a card waa
affixed to the box on which the distin
guished uiiir had Inscribed their auto
graphs. It is to this historic list that the mar
riage, of Alice Roosevelt and Mr. Long
worth will be added and In brilliancy and
significance it may exceed them ail.
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