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. HEN the oldlen puied ahn(
ATI Farnam street during tha laet
I VV I Ak-Sar-Bcn parade In Omaha,
inpy were receivea witn cneer
and applause, but when the
Second cavalry gave lta exhibi
tion di ills at Fort Omaha the show was
witnessed by thousands dally, and the ap
plause and commendation given to the
army was unlimited. The men had re
turned from a hard period of drill and
maneuvers at Fort Riley, and from a mili
tary tournament at 8t Joseph, Mo that
had been run on a strictly commercial
basis. They were a little bit more than
dlPRruntied at the latter, and a general
feeling of Indignation pervaded the whole
regiment. The show at St. Joseph had
been a great success In every way, but
the men disliked being put on exhibition
like a circus. In Omaha, where everything
. was free, the spirit that pervaded the
, troops was in marked contrast to that In
which they came here. They were treated
aa guests by the citizen, and made to feel
welcome wherever they went, and no one
was securing a large profit from their
presence In the city. Their share of the
celebration was to add to the street dis
play, and they did It willingly.
It la now proposed to make the presence
of the soldiers an annual feature of Ak-Sar-Ben
If possible. The officers of higher
rank in the army are Inclined to favor
the public display of the different branches
of the service whenever proper, but nearly
an object to being made part of a aho
that Is conducted for private gain. The
Ak-Sar-Ben festival I. devoid of this ob-
Jectionable feature, and the Importance of from the veryday routine of their Uvea nd tn PeP'e njoyed them greatly. The sport., which of themselves are but a pirt pense they receive Is their .regular monthly chief of staff of the Department of the for the real work of military evolution..
Omaha, as a headquarter for the army in their multitude of camp and garrison troop were feted and feasted with the of the play of the army. The physical de- tlpend a. .oldiers, which they would get MUsouri, says: "The military tournament I sincerely deprecate the commercial fea
make. It comparatively easy to get the duties. It enable, them to .how their erreate.t liberality and a rrost cordial feel- velopment of the soldier Is one of the without the extra amount of hard work Is a good thing, both for the army and the ture of the tournament. All of the. ex
troop, here for the fall festivities Since mettle in hor.omanshlp and In the various ,r wa" thu enerated between th troops vital parts of his training and thfs is only they must do to make money for some- public. It give, the public an Idea of what' hibltions should be absolutely free to the
the show closed the matter ha. been dls- athletic exercise, and .ports that constl- and cltiiens." - accomplished by the encouragement of body else. Even where prl.c. are offered, the army really i. and what It can be public. No one should be permitted to
cussed quite a little among those most In- tute a part of these tournaments, aa well Lieutenant Colonel Frank F. Eastman, such athletic diversions as combine both they get but an insignificant part of the made to be by a course of Judicious train- make any money out of them. They should
terested, and an effort ha bean mad by a. demonstrating an efficiency of drill chief commis.ary of the Department of work and play." priie. I do not believe that a .ingle per- Ing. Practically all of the different fea- not be given as a show or circus, behind
The Bee to eour some expression of th In the different' branche of th service. I the Ml.souri. say. of the tournament fea- A civilian attache of the army who has son wa. Induced to become a .oldler of ture. of the tourn.ment are a part of or within a closed arena. If more of thes
attitude of the army officer toward, th .peak wholly from a military standpoint, ture: "I think they are a good thing, had more or less to do with many of the the regular army by these tournaments, the regular course of the army drill and tournaments were hold In time, of peac
proposition. In th main they favor It. and do not feel qualified to expre an It gives th public a good idea of what recent military tournament, held in the On the other hand I wa. told In one In- discipline, and It Is a wrong presumption than at present the public would get a
"Divested of it. commercial feature th opinion upon the merit, of U tournament, th army really Is. It show, to the pub- west expressed an emphatic disapproval of stsnce where half a do.en young men who to assume that these spectacular exhlbl- better conception of what the array really
military tournaments of th regular army from th standpoint of th public aide. I lie the fine training that 1. given the men, the tournament feature. He eay: "It 1 had seriously contemplated entering the tlons are brought about by a system of Is. and more young men would be drawn
are to be commended" .ays Brig am free to admit that to mak th tourna- whereby their physical development Is demoralizing to the enlisted men. The army were Induced to abandon the Idea of extra training and v.ork for the enlisted Into It. There are plenty of opportunltle.
General Charles Morton commanding tu a commercial enterprise, to charg shown at it. best. I am also disposed to practicing for the tournaments Involves an enlistment under th presumption that they men. It is a regular pert of their military In the army for young men. Promotion
Department of the Missouri. "The tourna- admleslon to these tournament., 1. open think that It creates an esprit de corps Immense amount of hard work for the would be required to undergo the severe training. The tournament. If made a part follow, merit more closely In the army
menu glv th public an idea of the extent to criticism. I recall an experience In among th men and a disposition to men which must be done In connection special training to take part in tourna- of the regular annual maneuvers Instead than in any other vocation. Many of th
of training that la given the men of the tournament work in th Coeur d' Alene friendly rivalry In all departments of army with their otherwise arduous military da- ments in addition to the regular military of being undertaken after the men have great of our army leaders rose from th
mruiar rmv and brines the armv into
closer contact wtlh th public. I am In-
Curious Capers of Cupid
A Btrenaoaa Wooer.
HE way to marry a apiriteo
I woman who say. aar to on
I I proposal 1. to pay no attention
A I . -li 1a m.. ihft IUVI Kut
Just to go ahead and wed her.
Landon T. James of Cleveland,
Baltimore A Ohio engineer, nand. out ttiu
advice. James ought to know. The young
widow he loved had him arrested twice
when he put hi. theory Into practice. Th
object of his tender regard complained that
he broke In her door to make her sign, an
application for th marriage license.
On top of this comes th announcement
that th wedding la aet for Monday, Jamea
wore a smile as wide a his collar when
he set out on hi. locomotive run Wednes
day. In court, when Junes wa. tried, It did
not look a bit like Jame wa. going to
win. He got a suspended workhouse sen
tence and heavy fine, on two charge, and
wa. told if he did not suspend hi. per
emptory sort of wooing th suspended sen
tences would get unauspended immediately.
But Jamea' method, of wooing had al
ready had their affect. Tuesday evening,
according to announcement from the Balti
more & Ohio yards. Mr. Mamie Johnston,
20t7 West Fourteenth street, who 1. the
object of Jamea affection, telephoned him.
She told him he might calL
He did In a hurry.
Telephoned-at 7:45 p. m.
Arrived at house 7:64 p. m.
Admitted at 7;W4 p. tn,
Joke Wedalaar slay Eal Happily.
The .ensailonal Joke wedding, or .up
posed ' mock marriage, participated In at
Sunbury, Pa., by Arthur Orr, th son of a
prominent Pittsburg railroad official, and
Miss Maud Elohelberger, daughter of a
well known Lewtaburg family, which th
surprised couple found had legally mad
them man and wife, may have the story
book ending, "and they lived together
happily aver afterwards. "
Orr never met the young lady until both
arrived at Sunbury a. guest, at a wedding
and then got married in a spirit of Jost.
believing that because the young lady had
given an assumed nam that th tying of
th nuptial knot would not be binding.
Who Orr left for his Pittsburg borne h
stated that conditions would have to re
main unchanged until he acquainted hi.
father with what had occurred and hi. fu
ture action would follow th decision of his
family as to what course he would pursue.
It did not deny that b wa engagsd to
marry a Pittsburg girl, merely saying:
"Isn't tul. a pretty mess tor a fallow to
get tangled hi to all through a Joker
When nffort wa. made to Interview
Mis. Elchelberger at her bom at Lewis
burg it was said that ah would Joav
nothing to .ay concerning th wedding or
what .he was going to do ftbout It
A sister when approached reluctantly
said: "They knew Just what they were
doing and we don't consider It a. a Joke."
Continuing .he stated that Orr wu ex
pected to arriv at Lewlaburg from Pitts
burg en Saturday and that her sister would
more than likely accompany him back to
hi. boom. . Th bride', father evaded ' all
IX" EX FOR THH CX)OK.
lined to bailer that the men of the army
n1ov these tournaments. It 1. a reliof
country .ome year ago. wher tn com-
munlty In which thl. tournament was
question, concerning bis daughter', atrange
It 1. believed by a number of friend, of
the ooupl that an effort will be made, aa
the easiest way out of the predicament,
to have parental approval to let the wed
ding atand and have another wedding cere
mony performed, using the bride, right
Mafera Rosneo ana Jall4.
"Hello, Juliet." .aid th Chicago boy.
"Hello, Romeo." answrd th English
And then .he ran.
Th Chicago boy was Arthur Bloodgood
Tuttl. .on of Mr. and Mrs. W. Fay Tuttle
of 6S30 Jefferson avenue. The English girl
was Miss Elizabeth WhltUker, daughter
of the late Sir Joseph Wnlttaker of Lon
don. Th seen wa th courtyard of a
Liverpool hotel. Th time was late In the
month of JMly last. Last week Mr. and
Mr. Tuttl mad th following announce
"Mr. and Mrs. W. Tay Tuttle, SS Jef
ferson avenue, announce th marriage of
their son, Arthur Bloodgood Tuttle, to
Ills. Elisabeth Whlttaker, daughter of th
late Sir Joseph Whlttaker of London, Eng
land, which took place September 18.'"
The story which led to the announcement
1. one of the romantic one. for which
those ever faithful lover, of history
Romeo and Juliet have been responsible
to date, and its telling bring to mind th
day. of th knight and ladle, and their
flower of romance and chivalry,
Arthur Bloodgood Tuttl, ot yet 10 year,
of age, but on of the promising young
architects of th city, sailed on July 18 last
with a party of young architects, bent on
a tour of th world. According to plans,
th boy. were to spend a year traveling
through the various countries sightseeing
and atudying architecture.
One week later found them In Liverpool.
Toung Mr. Tuttl .had purchased a wheel
just before leaving America, which he had
taken along that be might get to nooks and
crannies lewher difficult to reach, Th
day after landing In Liverpool he donned
wheeling clothes, snatched a cake of milk
chocolate, lighted a clgaret, took his wheel
out of Its packings, and prepared to start
for a long and early morning .pin. For
Just a few momenta he hesitated In the
courtyard of the hotel, and while he hesi
tated he munched his chocolat and blew
puffs of clgaret smoke. Presently he
glanced upward. At a second story window
stood a dainty bit of English femininity.
"Hallo, Juliet." .aid young Mr. Tuttle be
"Hello, Romeo, cam th answer.
And then th Men of th story shift id.
Miss Whlttaker, whoa parent have been
oad aom year, was at th hotel under
th chaperonag of aa aunt, and no sooner
had ah responded to the handsome Chi
cago youth than, overcome with fear of her
own temerity, she sought her aunt and
poured out th story of her act. Ques
tion brought out the description of th
youth and what he was doing.
"Then," .aid the aunt, "he la an Ameri
can and you must not meet him again."
This order because little Miss Whlttaker
tiro and again not only had declared tn
favor of Americans, but bad registered a
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of Military Tournaments to
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CAMP STABLES OF THD SECOND CAVALRT.
given furnished the tournament ground,
tree of cost. The exhibition, were free
work, witn a very lew exceptions the
work of the tournaments Is but a part of
vow that If ever shi wed she would choose
from America's met..
Young Mr. Tuttlo proved worthy a. an
American wooer. He sought hotel ac
quaintance, with n other object In view
than to meet the gUl of the window, and
the next day was rewarded with an intro
duction. Two das later the courtship,
continuing with the rapidity which had
characterized its beginning, blossomed Into
a betrothal and architecture, English or
Otherwise, was forgotten.
In September the young man cabled hi.
parent, his intention to wed. The two
families counseled and the wedding took
place September 18, one week later.
Evolution of the Airship
(Continued from Page One.)
th well known names of Lebaudy and
Zeppenn. It was a French-Brazilian ama
teur, Santos-Dumont, who first broke the
spell of general disbelief in balloon propul
sion near the end of last century, when he
boldly put one of the new tricycle gasoline
motor, aboard a one-man airship. He
had not learned enough of what was then
known about Renard's work, and even
when hi. fifth model brought him at last
gratifying success there remained .till
a faujty suspension and other radical
construction error, to remedy. Yet he
attsUned a higher velocity because hi. motor
was at least .even time, more powerful
for It, weight than Renard's.
At about the same period Count Fer
dinand von Zeppelin, with splendid bold
ness, struck out In an entirely new de
parture In airship construction. He did
not need to learn from Renard; he did not
have the same difficulties to face, because
they were eliminated at the very outset
by making the whole gas vessel, rigid like
the hull of a .hip on the water. The ex
perience of no predecessor could help him
to correct his mistakes; they were new
and of their own kind. When at last
proper motors and transmission, had been
Ins tailed, and th right form for th rudder
been decided on, only th addition of
Renard'. .tabllzlng plane, a description of
which ha. been published, was needed to
make his airship an overwhelming success.
That greatest discovery of Renard'. was
really very simple, and still no other ex
perimenter had ever clearly recognized Its
Importance In driving the ship at high
peed. The dlecovery In brief wa a fol
low.: At a certain velocity, celled by
Renard th critical velocity, the airship a
previously constructed would begin to
pitch .0 violently that Its progress became
retorted. Instead of piercing the air only
with It bow It would throw more or less
It whole broadside against the wind.
Renard found that simple horizontal planes
In the rear would completely eliminate this
Bantos-Dumont's well known small air
ships were In a measure in th class of
toy and war limited to flights of about
two hour at th most, of quit moderate
speed and Imperfect In many ways. Tet
they went far to convert the masse to th
Idea that airship were after all not hope
less. But to obtain really practical result.
In endurance as well as speed and carry.
Ing capacity greater dimension were first
of all required.
With Zeppelin they had com as a nat
ural consequence of th new system; a
small gas capacity could never have lifted
the rigid hull of his airship. But the big
Lebaudy balloon first realised tn long
SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER 8, 190S.
BABDLEMAKER 18 ALWAYS BtiST.
the regular training of the army. The ex-
ception. being In a few of the athletlo
ties, anen again me men are averse to
being made part of a show for which an
unsatisfied dream of the old-fashioned
flexible balloon a. a perfectly dirigible air
It mounted a motor of over forty horse
power a stronger motor than had ever
before been placed aboard a balloon. Much
careful thought had been given to the
question of steering, and the rudder wa.
not only placed most advantageously, but
It was also helped by stationary planes.
As an Intuitive' anticipation of Renard's
discovery large horizontal planes were pro
vided for steadying purposes.
Indeed, they were not only In the most
efficient position, but they also served to
stiffen the balloon. That feature elimi
nated the necessity for a long frame, the
car being not larger than that of a spher
ical balloon. Much needless air resistance
wa. thu. disposed of.
The .hip soon developed great speed pos
sibilities, but only by the addition of the
Renard plane, at the rear end could the
best 'results be realized. When the gov
ernment later placed orders for the two
new Lebaudy. which have since been con
structed, the Patrie and the Republique,
the only improvements made were to add
stronger motors and more spacious cars.
In the mranflme another big successful
French airship had appeared, all the more
In.erestlng because it represented., a very
different type. Originally planned as an
Imitation of Santos-Dumonl'a craft by his
friend,' M. Deutsch de la Merthe, It got
rid of the shortcomings of the original
model, thanks to the cleverness with which
Its designer, Mr. Kapfen.r, availed him
self of all the valuable data which Colonel
Renard hud then Just given to the world.
Instead of steadying planes there was a
row of gas 'Inflated tubes at the rear end
of the bag, serving efficiently the same
end. Renard had himself suggested this
Idea. He had also pdunned the large
Renard propeller In front, like that of La
France. In appearance it had a trim,
This craft, named Vllle de Paris, after
making a number of pleasure trips with
guests, including women, wus presented to
the French government.
Enough has already been said about the
Zeppelin airship to point out that it is de
cidedly in a class by Itself. Really it is
by far the simplest dirigible because its
principle eliminates at the outset all those
Ingenious compromise, by which the In
herent weaknes. of the common balloon
made Into a self-moving craft had to be
overcome. The Zeppelin Improvements con
cerned chiefly stronger motors, greater dia
. placement, larger rudder area and tha
placing of these rudders.
Incidentally the accommodations for pas
senger, were gradually made more spacious
by connecting the two carss or rather en
gine rooms with an enclosed gallery and
building a regular windowed cabin In the
center of the latter. In many successful
airships the Zeppelin has carried a num
ber of passengers, chiefly on that moat
enjoyable air voyage of twelve hours
ihrought the wonderland of the Swiss
mountains and lakea.
Other German balloons are also Interest
ing. In so far as they overcome the diffi
culties of the French in an original fash
ion. The reascn why so far all elongated
-gas bag. required a long rrame as a help
toward keeping them in shape was the
necessity of bringing the car well up to
the bag to prevent It from awlnglr th
whole fabrio Ilk a pendulum. Major von
Parseval Invented a strikingly clever de
vice for completely eliminating this objec
tion and making a low suspension possible.
HI balloon la stiffened solely by ga
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'?f?rt!W?"Oir-; rf-i""' - -l "'1 ' ' V';!'1 lent feature both for the discipline of the
Mf4 M Sti&t army and for the entertainment of the
'iV V'r'.LyiJ':;'.;;.y-1W,-. . 1 .. V'-" public. Many thousands of people saw and
'JtHf-i-r- '''i V. . ,;'-'?i'ii enjoyed the military tournaments at St.
Si&d kU1'? 4V-W,S Jo-Ph. It was educational and gave them
'.Ai'e.'f .f-;'.m:V r.t-m-. - Y -VTi- ri new conception of what a well trained
rWi army means. The tournament bring, the
t'fe directly to the people. It Is a wrong
conception entirely to presume that the
, V'uVa :if ll?Z4kktYXl?y''-'' 'f''ViV?;V- .;MC'V-. different movements executed by the
troop, of cavalry, companies of infantry.
1&VM batteries of artillery, engineer and signal
'iNVff.yJ:; --TS. V--J cor-p. are but fancy evolution, to entertain.
TROOPER AND MOUNT ARE GOOD
admission fee is charged and of which they
are to receive no part. The only recom-
duties, it is a question wnemer inene
tournaments actually encourage or dls-
pressure, maintained by two air balloonet.
Inside, and It can of course be packed
away when deflated with all the ea.e of a
spherical balloon. Nor are there any .tiff
rleces to break or become deranged In
the case of an unfavorable landing. Long
suspension rnpes distribute evenly over the
whole length of the bag the weight of
the short car far below to the center.
Still, the French Idea of aeml-rigld con
struction and its manifest success has
taken a deep root in the mind of the aerial
naval architect. The German military de
partment Is proceeding along the same line,
lit It. own official experiment., and .0
are all the other European nation.
The English In their last model are even
exaggerating the French flat bottomed
feature. They have left off the Renard
planes altogether. The form of their ga.
bag is cylindrical, with blunt, rounded
ends, giving lightness and lift The ma
terial gold beaters' skin the lightest and
strongest In existence and also very dura
ble, Is an English specialty, and so I Its
re-enforcement by cloth bands. The first
English ship of the same name had
seemed rather deficient In speed, and In
this regard the second promises to be a
It seems yet rather early to guess at the
probable type of a distinctively American
ship of the air. In points of merit the Bald-'
win design may be said to have now sur
passed all other new rigid constructions.
Th speed for Its size is phenomenal. It
is noteworthy that Captain Baldwin ha
been able to Imitate the German rubber
ized balloon cloth to perfection, while even
the French had been obliged to buy It.
His statement that he sees in a combina
tion of the Zeppelin and the aeroplane th
perfect airship of the future should com
mand serious attention. It doea, in fact,
seem that Count Zeppelin may yet very
largely increase the area of his horizontal
rudder, which he is already fond of using
Instead of ascending toy gas lift he pre
fer, to allow his cars to float on a flat sur
face with a surplus load; then starting hi.
screws and setting his planes he skims
Into the air obliquely, exactly as Farnam
wheels Into it. Many scientists believe
that In tha future that rombinatlon of the
balloon will be dominant. Even now the
Idea Is increasing In favor that the airship
of the future for popular use will be some
such combination of the dirigible and the
aeroplane, a machine easy to control, rapid
In flight, and possessing such automatic
safety devices aa will enable its passenger,
to embark without fear In any ordinary
la the t'oatrtu of tha Fntor.
The honorable member from the Third
district of Arlxlco arose to address the
"Mr. Speaker," he said, "to revive an
ancient and obsolete slogan, I wish to say
that the old qiestijn still confronts us
'Blia 1 the peop'e rul'T "
Instantly a multitude rf women, who had
pa. Wed the galleries, rose to their feet,
waved banneis and sltouUd;
"Half of the peop'e are dlsfranch'sadt"
"Votes for women!"
"filv us the ballot!"
"We demand our right!"
"Buffi sue for women!"
"Glv us the baulot!"
"Vote for Women!"
"Women demand their rights!"
The speaker ordered the galleries cleared,
but there were not enough men to enforo
the order. The session broke up In confu
sion and the honorable member, fled for
The American suffragetl bad broken
loose. CUloi e Xrtbuae.
the General Public
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MENDINO THID SADDLES.
courage enlistment. In the army."
Lieutenant Colonel William P. Evans,
monv iruuSu mo i .-i-u
tn the maneuver camps would remove th
Quaint Features of Life
It Happened In Church.
SOUTHERN clergyman tell, the
ifk 1 following amusing story:'
I After the morning sermon one
ounauy ne naa reaa ine notices
for the week and then an
nounced the elnalnsr hvwin num.
bur so-and-so. At that moment one of the
deacons came down the aisle and the
minister paused to hear what he had to
say, which wa that the pastor had for
gotten to give notice of a meeting of tho
women of the congregation.
Accordingly, the divine gave the notice,
apologized to the congregation for hi. for
getfulnes. and then again announced the
number of the hymn and proceeded to
read it His feeling, and ' those of the
congregation may be Imagined when ho
wa I!' "
What a thoughtles wretch
A Savin it Mission.
A minister was deeply Impressed by an
address on the evils of smoking. He rose
from his seat, went over to a fellow min
ister and said:
"Brother, this morning I received a pres
ent of 100 good cifrais. , I have smoked one
of thorn, but now I'm going home and burn
The old minister rose and aald It was
his Intention to accompany his reverend
"I mean tn rescue the ninety and nine,"
The Fulton (Kan.) Gazette reports that
a minister of that city was moved by the
grief of a husband whose wife was to be
burled and sought to commiserate him In
the following manenr:
"My brother. I know that this la a great
grief that has overtaken you, and, though
you are compelled to mourn the loss of this
one who was your companion and partner
In life. I would console you with the assur
ance that there la another who sympathise
with you and seeks to embraco you In th
arms of unfailing love."
To this the bereaved man replied by ask
ing, as he gazed through tears Into the
minister's face: "What's her name?"
, Cyrus Townsend Brady, the author and
clergyman, told a story about charity; It
was a story that might appropriately be
headed "Cautious Advice." Substantially,
It I a. follows:
"A millionaire," .aid Dr. Brady, "lay
dying. He had lived a life of which as he
now looked back on It ha felt none too
proud. To the minister at hie bedside he
" 'A I leave $100,000 or so to the church
will my salvation be assured?'
"The minister answered, cautiously:
" 'I wouldn't like to be positive, but If
well worth trying.' "
Aa Iasaertlueat laestla.
Here', a story as related by the lat
General Fltxhugh Lee:
"I never discus marriage without
thinking of an old colored preacher 1n my
tat who wss -addressing big dark-skinned
congregation, when a whit man arose In
the back of the building.
"Mr. Preaoher.' .aid th wait man.
objection, to them as Inflicting additional
work on the- army, both rank and file.
Under no circumstances should the regular
army mllltvy tournaments be given for
pay. Tnjfcy should be free exhibition, for
the benefit of the public. This would b
more satisfactory to both rank and file
and to the public a. well. I do not think
that the men are averse to taking part In
these exhibitions. On the other hand, they
rather enjoy them, as it give, them an
opportunity to display their skill and train
ing and it atlmulates both a regimental,
and company pride. I do not think that
It in any degree detracts from enlistments,
but wou'd rather think that It ia. a tend
ency to encourage enlistment.."
Major D. E. McCarthy, chief quarter
master of the Department of the Missouri,
say.: "My observations lead me to think
that the military tournament Is an excel-
They are a part of the regular training of
the army In 1U everyday life. Of course
there are a few Incidental exception. In
the fancy drills by a troop of cavalry, for
Instance, but even these are part of the
disciplinary work which perfect, the men
that did forty and fifty year, ago."
'you are talking abeut Cain, and you say
he got married In the land of Nod, after
he killed Abel. But the Bible mention
only Adam and Eve as being on earth at
that time. Who, then, did Cain marryt' ,
"Tha colored preacher snorted with un
feigned contempt. 'Hugh!' he said, 'you
hear dat, brederen an' sisters? You hear
dat tool question I am axed? Cain, ha
went to de land o' Nod Just a de Good
Book tells us, an' in de land o' Nod Cain
gll. so lazy an' so shif'less dat he up an
marries a gal o' one o' dem no count pore
white trash families dat de inspired apos
tle didn't consider flttln' to mention In de
holy word.' "
A Stunning- Prayer.
A dignified negro divine, pattor of a
popular church at Washington, D. C, vis
ited his old horn in Dooly county, Georgia,
recently and waa Invited to preach on
Sunday at the local church. After such a
sermon aa only a negro can preach he
called on one of the old deacons, who had
known him In childhood, to lead In prayer
and the latter closed his petition aa fol
lows: "O Lawd, gib dl. pore brodder de eye
ob de eagle dat he spy out de sin afar off.
Glue his ban' to Ue gospel plow. Tie hi.
tongue to de plowllne ob trufe, an' uall
hi. ye re to de wi'les. telefoam pole ob
salvation. Bow his head 'way down In d
narrer, dark valley, where much prayer
Is wanted; den, O Lawd, 'nolnt him wlf
de kerosene lie of sanctiflcatlon and set
him on fiah!" ,
Here' a story wherein a man' service
with the Pullman service came him in
good stead. He took the position of a
former sexton who had been arrogant,
boliterous and Irreverent. To dd the wrong
thing at a wrong moment waa his spe
cialty. Ho retired at the end of the year,
by request of the trustees. The new sex
ton wa a negro gentleman, and from th
very first gave Intent satisfaction. Hi
movements wrr as soft as a cat'a, door,
were never slammed, nor did he open win
dows with a bang.
"Where did that man receive hi. train
Ing?" asked the elated pabtor one evening
while attending a meeting of the trustee.
"In the Pullman service.' grunted a
member who was battling th hay fever,
"where he was taught to have a regard
for the comfort of sleepers."
I'nrle lterans' Memorial Fund.
An association haa been organized In At
lanta having for It. object the preserva
tion of the home where the folklore atorle
were written, where th best yeara of th
delightful author were spent The hop
1 to secure a sum large enough to dedi
cate that home to the children, and grown
ups, too, who cherish the Uncle Remus
stories, and to maintain It perpetually as
one of tha shrines of the southern people.
Atlanta la contributing freely toward th
fund and Alabama U full of people who
take delight In recalling the word of th
lovable writer and philosopher. All con
tribution should be sent to Secretary J..
O. Lester, Empire building, Atlanta, Tha
fund 1 Increasing, and th hop la that
th association will not be foroed ta a.
peal altogether to far-away peopl.