The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, October 03, 1900, Page 5, Image 5

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A BOMB exploded on tho breakfast
table of (,'npt.iln und MtK. Cuta
way, Just ns Mrs, Caraway wits
pouring boiling water upon the
Indian tea.
"Jane!" crleil the old gcntlcmnn;
"I'm called ontl They want mo at the
"George! It'n Impossible! On, they
can never bo so cruel."
"They want me linniedlntuly," ho
made answer. And then his wife burst
Into tears.
You see, Captain Caraway was In
the carpet slipper period of life. He
had never been a Leon soldier, ami
with lila twelvo years of service uc
roinpllshed. and bis pension attained,
the gcntle-soulcd little man had lain
by his uniform and retired Into civil
life with a glml heart. On his pen
sion and a small Income enjoyed by
Mrs. Caraway, the worthy couple had
lived for many years on the outskirts
of London, going regularly to church
on Sunday and tending their garden
nnd three Persian cats during the
week. He envied no general his fame,
never abused the war ofllce, belonged
to no military club, .nnd looked back
on his soldiering as the majority of
undergraduates look back on their
school days. That ho should ever
buckle on his armor again was the
last thought that ever entered the cap
tain's placid mind.
Now, while Sirs. Caraway dreaded
the breaking up of the home more
than anything else, Captain Caraway,
it must be confessed, viewed the order
from the war olllce In other lights as
well. To go back to barracks meant
to him a return of bullying, or, at
any rate, to what schoolboys call
"ragging." Ills colonel, a. man named
Watt, he remembered distinctly as a
fine, dashing major, who loved to make
him the butt of mes3room witticisms.
If, then, he had been ragged by the
major In those faraway days of his
early manhood, how much mom
would he find himself chaffed and
teased now that he was In middle
life nnd less like a soldier than ever?
Thoughts of this kind gnawed at Cap
tain Caraway's lieart, but he kept
thpm from his wife.
Mrs. Caraway was a fine, bustling
Woman. Her first grief over, the good
woman insisted on making the old uni
form do, and herself let It out where
necessary, arranging for belts and
sashes to hide the trail of her needle.
"We must save as much as possible,"
she said, when her husband hinted
that Watt was always very particu
lar about kit.
Then the day came for Captain Car
away to depart. As he kissed his wife
thoughts of all she had been to him,
all she had grown to mean to him,
surged tumultuously into his heart.
"What shall T do without my pretty
Jane?" ha cried.
"Take care of yourself," she answer
ed, "and remember to see that your
servant airs your fiiirts and under
clothing. Oh, George, promise me,"
she went on, "that you will change
your boots and socks whenever you
have been out in the lain?"
"I promise," ho said, a little hoarse
ly. "Then it will soon bo over," said
she, cheerfully, ''and you will come
back safe and sound. I wrote last
night to the colonel, asking him to
see that your bed was aired "
"Jane!" he shrieked in horror.
"i"aar George. What is it?'"
"You don't mean to say you asked
the colonel to air my bed?"
"Of course 1 did. Now, none of your
ridiculous nonsense about military eti
quette. I wrote secretly, because I
knew you would be .sure to raise some
trifling objection of that kind. Your
life, my dear, is much too precious
for mo to stand on ceiemony in things
of this kind. Good-bye, Oeorgo, good
bye, and piomiso that you will change
your boots "
And so he departed lrom London.
It was sunset when he arrived at the
country station and bailed a lly. The
train was late, and with n three miles'
drive bcfoie him he was fearful of
arriving late for mess. Never did
milksop entering school for the llrst
time suffer greater torments than did
poor Caraway during that drive. The 1
thought that his wife had asked the
colonel the colonel! to air his bed
caused the poor fellow Inllnite an
guish. He pictured to himself the fate
in front of him. The colonel would
lcl hlni on I ho steps of the quarters
with carpel slippers and a tumbler
of warm milk. The other men would
be grinning at the colonel's side, and
saying over and over ukiiIii: "Are you
finite sure, .sir. that you've aired Cap
tain" Caraway's bed?" And his ser
vant would be In the background wit
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nessing his humiliation. The mesa
waiters would Imvo hcurdi the colonel
louring over his wife's fatal letter
that very morning at breakfast, and
now all the men In barrucka would be
making merry nt his expense. Hut
worse than forfeiting his comnany'n
respect was the prospect of being bait
ed by the young sprigs of subalterns.
What would they say to him? What
would they do to him? A cold wind
blew across the darkening Holds. Tho
sun's last beams dickered behind the
chimneys of a manufacturing town in
tho distance. Cuptuln Cnraway shiv
ered. Ho began to remember different
points In the landscape, tho trees In
the hedges, the bends of the road. A
few minutes more, and tho dust stain
ed fly would turn sharp to tho left,
Jolt up a narrow lane, and then tho
red brick barracks? Ho pulled out his
watch and shivered again, It was 8
o'clock; he had fifteen minutes Irt
dress for dinner!
The fly turned tho corner, crawled
slowly up tho Inno, nnd presently rat
tled slowly over cobblestones through
the barrack gates. The sentry, a
smooth-faced boy, looked up at the
captain, but did not salute. The bar
lack square seemed empty. Outside
the officers' quarters, a dull, cheerless
red brick building, a civilian was
lounging. When tho fly stopped he ap
pioached and touched his forehead.
"Captain Caraway?" said he. "Yes,"
said our hero. "I'm Private Moore,
Kir, and I'm told to be your servant.
You've got ten minutes to dress In,
Captain Caraway followed his ser
vant" meekly up the steps, and climbed
with him tho echoing wooden stairs.
Full as his mind was of apprehension,
he yet had room there for thoughts
of his homo and the girl he had left
behind him. Ah! how greatly to be
desired was that little snug villa, with
its thick carpets. Its pretty curtains
and the three comfortable Persian
cats! He looked about him, and his
heart grew sick. Here was his room.
Moore had returned to the fly for his
lt'Egnge, and he stood alone to a bit?,
bale, hideous apartment; a few seedy
old wicker chairs and a dull deal table
occupied the larger half of this room,
while cm the other side of the par
tition was an untlly dressing table,
a miserable wash-stand and a bed.
The bed! He took a step forward, his
mouth open, his eyes staring from
their sockets. The bed! 'I here on the
pillow, peeping wickedly out of the
shoots, wast the handle of a warming
pan. A warming pan! Poor Caraway
moved hurriedly across the room, and
tin ust his hand between the bed
clothes. They were wnini, horribly,
vilely warm.
When Alcoro returned he was pre
parer! for the worst. While the sol
dier knelt ever his boxes, ho undressed
with a swiftness that surprised him
self, plunged his fac-2 into warm water
and dried It or. towels that were warm,
too. After all, thought he, it can only
be for a few weeks, and I shall soon
be back again with Jane and the cats.
Hut his heart was acning very badly
when ho hurried down the steps and
passed out into the open on his way
to the mess. AVhen he opened the door
of the anteroom his agony of mind
was intense.
"Caraway," said a voice he seemed
to remember, and the next minuto.ho
was shaking hands with the colonel.
"I'm ery glad to see you again, my
dear fellow. Eh, what? We're a very
dull party here, a very dull party,
but you musn't mind that. Er what?
You must speak up when you talk
to me; I'm as deaf as a post can't
hear a single word. Let me introduce
you to .Major Bullen. D'you remem
ber Bullen? After your lime, I think.
Eh, what?" A very fat old man with
two stout walking; sticKs in his hands
extricated himself from the depths
of an armchair and hobbled over to
"Very pleased to meet you," be
wheeaed. "Fear you'll find us a bit
dull after town. The colonel's deaf
and I'm lame. Gout. Anything the
matter with you?"
"A little sciatica at times," said Car
away, wish to make himself pleasant.
"Sciatica! Cure you In two days.
Remedy of my own. Perfectly simple,
and doinmed quackery. Come over to
my quarters after dinner, and I'll tell
you about It."
"And now," said the colonel, "let
mo Introduce Captain Shnmonds. He
thinks because I'm deuf he must shout;
this greatest mistake In the world. I
can hear well enough If peoplo only
speak distinctly."
Captain Slmmonds came forward.
Ho was a big fellow, boasting a great
chest measurement and n. deep bns6
volert. ,
"Jlenslly nuisance calling us out,"
ho said, "I believe we shall bo hero
for a couple of years," and then ho
burst out laughing. Caraway laughed,
"What docs ho say?" asked the colo
nel. "Itu says, sir," replied Major llul
Ion, iiHthinntlrnlly, "that we shall bo
hero for a couple of years."
"A couple of what?"
"A couplo of years, sir," cried Cap
tain Slmmonds.
"JJon'l hout? Don't shout!" tho
colonel snld. "Well, what If we arc?
We're four now, and Hint's enough
for u rubber."
"You're still fond of whist, then?"
Cnrnwny asked,
"You'ro still fond of whist, he says,"
bnwlod Hhnmonds.
"Oh, yes; very. Never lost my lovo
of a rubber. How that fellow Slm
monds does bellow'"
Tho moss sergeant threw open tho
door nnd announced dinner. Colonel
Watt, took Caraway's arm and led
him forward. Major Bullen, wheez
ing horribly, nnd stumbling painfully
along with his two sticks, followed at
a respectable distance, Captain Shn
monds lounging bjlilnd, yawning
"Oh, by the wny, Caraway," said
the colonel, "your wife was very wise
to write about your bed. Directly I
arrived here I sent out for warming
pans. A most important point, that.
Eh, what? Ah, glad you agree with
me. A damp bed Is the devil, the
very devil. I have kept my bed aired
every night since I came here, and
Ilullen does tho same. Shnmonds, of
course, Is young, and dorsn't take ad
vice. Never heard a fellow shout as
he does," he continued, whispering.
"Oot a voice like tho bull of Hashan.
Eh, what?" Caraway smiled and
bowed acquiescence. The colonel, no
longer the dashing major, seemed to
him the pleasantest fellow he had
ever met. Bullen, In spite of his
groans, was a cheerful companion, and
as long as one laughed at his stnglo
Joko Hlmmonds seemed harmlessness
itself. This, then, was his return to
soldiering. A deaf chief, a lame major
and a captain who made one joke and
went to sleep after dinner. In hit
room that night Captain Caraway,
happy as a schoolboy, sat down and
wrote a letter to his wife.
My Poorest Jane: Here I am, a soldier again.
Much as I nice the quiet of civiliin life, tlieie is,
I must confess it, a certain fascination about flip
dashing life of a soldier. When I had got into
my kit I felt the old fellow again, and when I
walked into the anteroom I felt all that elation
shall I say swagger? which an ignorant pub.
lie associates only with the Miles. Tho men
am charming. Colonel Watt oil remember
what a ela-hing fellow he was is just ns hand
some as eer. Ilullcn, the major, :i voiy good
sort, and another man, Captain Simmons, is a
tremendous wit, anil keeps n- all on the loir.
One cannot be dull in his society. We aie all
ery gay and jolly. And now, with love to
.xourself and the cats, ever your devoted has
hand. Cicorgo Cutaway.
I. S. The follows were awfully good about
the "bed" business. The colonel took it quite
nicely. I will write more fully next time.
To describe Mrs. Caraway's feelings
on reading this letter is quite impos
sible. Over and over again did the
clear soul peruse her husband's words,
nnd every time tho foreboding at her
heart deepened. Finally, she sat down
at her modest little escritoire, and
took paper and pen. Whntvsho wrote
it would be wickedness to divulge, but
we may at least disclose the conclud
ing sentence of the postcrlpt:
"Promise me, dear George," it ran,
"promise me thnt you will not allow
the dashing recklessness of a soldier's
life to make you despise our little
JJy the next post Captain Caraway
gave her the promise. Harold Begbie,
In Punch.
If He Is Not Hanged She Will See
That He Is Put Out of the Way.
By i:eliislvc Wire from The Associated Press.
Portland, Ore., Oct. 2. A mother de
nouncing her son as a cold-blooded
murderer and threatening, in case he
is not hnnged, to see that he is put out
of the way by other moans was the
spectacle presented here yesterday
when Mrs. Dora Lundroot told the
story of the killing of her husband
by her son, Louis Ketuemeyer, on Sau
vies Island.
Mrs, Lundroot declares her son
planned the deed two years ago, and
that he had been waiting only for a
Miltable opportunity to commit tho
crime. The trouble, she says, arose
through jealousy of Keutemeyor be
cause Mrs, Lamdroot's mother deeded
to Lundroot thirty ncres of land and
gave nothing to Keutemeyor. She de
clares Keutemeyer had threatened not
only his step-father's life, but the lives
of other persons on tho Island, and
that' If he is not hanged she and thoso
persons will see that he Is put out of
tho way,
Wont Violently Insane When Officers
Took Hev Brother.
By Kxiiiialve Whe from 'lliu Associated Pies.),
New Albany, Ind., Oct. 2. As a ic
sult of the arrest of her brother, K. J,
Stein, Friday, on a charge of forglmr
tho nnmo of his father to a chock for
$800, Miss Jessie Stein has lost her
mind and is now In a violent condition,
The unfortunate young girl was liv
ing with her brother, caring for his
house during tho absence of his wife,
when tho oillcor arrived to mako thu
arrest. Sho Is very nervous, and the
scene completely prostrated her. Tho
neighbors wont In soon after thu olllcer
and prisoner had departed and found
her raving. The family Is a wealthy
and very prominent one. Physicians
uro working with her, but so far have
fulled to nnd any Improvement lit her
Jly Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated Press,
Akron, O., Oct. 2. Late last night
tho mangled body of Patrick Mullen
was found on tho track of the electilo
railroad at Cuyahoga Falls. At first It
was thought ho had been killed by a
car. Today discoveries were made
which Indicate that Mullen was mur
dered back of a blacksmith shop about
a nuurter of a mllo away, where Mul
len's hat was found by tho side of a
pool of blood.
It Is now believed the body was
placud on the truck by his murderois,
Hej had considerable money when last
seen alive,
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
lias been used for over FIFTY YEAUS by
U tho best remedy for UIARHHOEA. Sold by
DrugjUU In every part of the world, lie sure
and ask for "Mr. Winslow's Soothing; Sjrup."
nd tska no other Mud. Twenty-live tents a
Opening Sale
We begin today a phenomenal offering sale of all
that is new and good and desirable in every sort of
wearing apparel for ladies, '
The collection is really a marvelous one, embracing
at our
Getting styles that are in advance of anyjhing in
the city. Isn't that a point worth considering ?
As to fit that we absolutely provide for with our
Jonas Long'sSons
Campaign Documents Distributed by
the Million and an Army of Tal
ented Spell-binders Kept Contin
uously at Work Pouring Oratorical
Rapid Fire Shells Into the Ranks
of the Opposition.
From 1 lie Chicago Times-Herald.
Imagine, If you can, an army of 11,-
500,000 men. Such will be the combined
hosts of voters who will march to the
polls November 0 to choose a chief for
the next four years. They will fight
the battle of tho ballots, but It will ba
one of peace. This mighty multitude
will besln to mobilize with the rising
sun on the rock bound coast of Maine.
A. few hours later It will fade away
with the last rays of the setting sun
on the Golden Gate, It will be a
sublime spectacle, this quiet assem
blage and dispersal of 14,500,000 men.
Its like has been seen in no other land
and in no other age.
The result of the presidential elec
tion may be determined by that oJd
500,000 votes. To which side will the
balance of power swing? Each of the
great parties has organized a national
committee to determine the answer to
that question. Each of the committee;)
carries on a vast, complicated cam
paign to win the doubtful "voter. Noth
ing short of a book would do justice
to all tho details of this remarkable
work, but Its more important feature
may be understood from a few facts
and figures about the Republican na
tional committee. x
United States Senator Marcus A.
Hanna is chairman of the committee
and Henry C. Paine of Milwaukee Is
vice chairman. Senator Ilanna is su
preme, but ns ho must give much of
his time to the branch office at New
York his duties at heudauarters In
Chicago are divided with Mr. Payne.
One of their most Important duties is
thnt of determining tho issues to bo
i-mphasizcd. In forming the lines of
buttle Mr. Huuna's Hat is law, hut he
only Issues It after many consultations
with party leaders from all parts of
tho country. Tlu conferences are
continuous, almost day and ntaht.
There are thousands of conditions to
be considered, thousands of problems
to be solved and endless directions to
be given to subordinates to keep the
wheels moving.
To many persons tho collection of a
campaign fund seems to be tho chief
duty of the national committee. It Is
important, but It is only one of many
details. lUIs quite as necessary to set
stato committees rlght'iuid to harmon
ize warring factions. For example one
of (.'hulrmun Hauna's triumphs in this
campaign was tho union of the Ad
dicks and the Dupont Republicans in
Delaware. Vice ('hulrmun Payne In
similar manner persuaded tho Urown
Iriw und Evans factions in Tennessee
to "get together." Those AMcluls oven
help to select state tickets.
Hardly second to their work Is that
of Secretary Perry S. Heath, lutu llrst
assistant postmaster general, for many
years a Washington newspaper corres
pondent and four years ago In charge
of the Republican press bureau. Mr,
Heath Is the executive officer who
gives effect to many of the decisions
of tho committee. He receives most of
the .correspondence. He has super
vision of the preparation of campaign
literature, one of tho most Important
feotures of the work, und ho hus the
general direction of tho distribution of
documents and newspaper articles rep
resenting billions of words and reach
lug millions of voters.
Volnoy W. Foster, of Chicago, Is tho
treasurer, and there Is a system ot
cashiers and bookkeeping as comjileto
as that of a bank, It Is possible In fif
teen minutes to draw off a full tliuin
clul statement, und tho records show
how every cent has been spent,
Seveiul other men have special de
partments of tho campaign work.
Graeme Stewart, national committee
man for Illinois, Is u member of the
executive committee, and the man
agement of the campaign in this state
has been turned over to his direction.
Chicago being a political storm center,
his duty Is one of great Importancu.
VotuiM urn mashed bv uolltlteil docu
of Newest Styles in Coats, Suits, Wraps, Etc.
well known standard of low prices.
jh t p. For all wool homespun suits, in medium
p 1 U Oxford and brown; double-breasted box
jacket and the new flare skirts. Most stores would
thitiK them very cheap at $12. Indeed, they would be
-! For exquisite man-tailored suits of pebble
pxU cheviot or Venetian cloths, all the popular
shades. Double-breasted, tight fitting and blouse
jackets; nine gore flare skirts. Worth a third more.
aa For tailor-made jackets ot the finest kersey
p 1U cloth, self applique trimming. Made with
double-breasted box front, lined throughout with the
choicest satins. Real value $12.50.
Ci A CA or nanc'some Princess coats of fin
PlO.dUest kersey cloth; large scalloped
collars, plain or trimmed revers. Six button front,
fine satin lining. Very swell and very cheap,
Q Forsome very pretty styles in all wool
yoC flannel waists, in colorings of red, blue,
black and green. Half lined and perfect in fit and
finish. Sold regularly at $1.25.
ments, by newspaper arguments and
by stump speakers. Campaign pamph
lets being used by the million, not the
least Important work Is that of prepar
ing, printing and distributing the leaf
lets that uro cunningly designed to win
doubtful votes. Secretary Heath's edi
torial department consists of a staff of
eighty men, who are regularly engaged
in preparing campaign literature un
der the direction of Charles R. Buck
land, a veteran newspaper man of New
York. Their work is supplemented by
contributions from various officials.
Some of the campaign documents nro
the productions of congressmen, United
States senators and members of the
cabinet, though their names arc not
always used in the publicans. The
work of printing pamphlets and post
ers is under the direction of H. H.
Rand, of Wisconsin, for many years in
official life In AVashlngton and now a
dealer In Mexican lands. His title Is
"purchasing agent and superintendent
of printing," and he served the com
mittee four years ago.
Editor Buckland began his campaign
work in Washington as early as March.
He interviewed many public men, und
sent out these "talks" to Democratic
ns well as Republican newspapers.
They had the appearance of being news
articles, but there was always some
Republican doctrine concealed in them.
They were published by many Dem
ocratic papers, and members of the
Democratic national committee have
admitted sub rosa that It was u clever
and effective scheme. Mr. Buckland is
assisted by three writers in Chicago,
one in Washington nnd one Jn New
York, and by two men who read the
newspapers for good campaign articles
that are worth reproducing. The com
mittee has turned out seventy pamph
lets of all kinds.
But that Is only one branch of the
work of the editorial staff, for the
committee regards tho newspaper as
the best medium for reaching voters.
This division is still further divided,
for some papers nro provided with
"patent Insldes," some with "plates"
and others with proof slips. In the
first class nre about 2,000 country pu
pers, which receive every week a two
page supplement printed in Chicago
und filled with Republican reading.
About 200 papers, some of them coun
try dailies, aie furnished with stereo
typed plate, which are shipped In six
column lots.
About 5,000 other papers receive
proofs of campaign articles which must
be put into type in their own ollices.
There Is a similar service for u num
ber of German papers. It Is estimated
this Republican literature appears
regularly in 4,000 of these newspapers,
among tfieni some of the greatest pa
pers of the country. If they have an
average circulation of 1,000 cpples each,
they must reach at least 4,000,000 voters
and who can measure thu Inlluencc of
this work?
Editor Buckland nnd his aids have
been preparing an avorugo of 10U col
umns of matter per week of grout var
iety. There are for example, articles
on "Troop Transports," "Iturul Free
Delivery" und "Sheep in Oregon," alt
preaching the party gospel. Muny ar
ticles that look like clever and Inno
cent bits of humor have a iiolltlcul
point in their moral. A series of li
ters known us tho "Dear Boy" letters
purport to be the udvlee of u father
to his ton, but uro Republican argu
ments presented under the attractive
form. One of the most popular contri
butions has been a currency story writ
ten In Bible language. Mr, Buckland
ulso furnishes threo columns of editor
ials, and In examining 1,050 papers re
cently It was found that each .of them
on an average used two columns of
this matter. During tho campaign
about 750 columns of newspaper mat
ter will be prepared, Another feature,
of tho work Is tho selection und prep
aration of curtoons for nuwspajmr
This campulKn has produced a nov
elty In connection with the editorial
department. There are special condi
tions to be met In the four mountain
states of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah
and Idaho. The campaign literature
prepared In Chicago Is forwarded to u
competent man ut Denver, who makes
such revisions as are needed to adapt
It to tho four silver states, and a sup
ply Is sent them from Denver. In simi
lar manner them Is a man In Tennes
see who revises and dlst: Unites cam
paign documents specially suited to
that stute. There is ulso a speclul ser
vice for papers printed for negroes
mid villi Hiiiittmr for rellulnus n.'ineis.
everything new and desirable in style, with every atten
tion paid to quality, even in the lowest priced.
We have never shown so large and varied assort
ment. Of unusual interest, because you shall buy
guarantee. When alterations are required, which is sel
dom.we have expert people here to do the work. When
the garment's ready for you, "there's not a wrinkle in it."
$t r For line man-tailored suits of splendid all
1 5 wool Venetian materials, made with box
Jacket and silk facing on revers and with inverted
back skirt suit usually sold at $20.00.
For fine wool kersey cloth jackets,
P7.5U made with large revers and storm col
lars, silk lined throughout. Colors of castor, tan, red
and blue; bell cuffs. Cheap at $10.00.
$t For strictly high grade tailor-made coats
1 5 of fine cheviots and mantenacs, with satinv
linings. Fly front or double-breasted box, plain or
velvet collars, finely tailored worth $20.00.
And upwards for exquisite styles in auto
px5 mobile coats and newmarkets of finest
melton and kersey materials; elegantly tailored and
lined with the choicest of satin.
Pnr h.inrlennifl Fiynrri fl.innpl wniefc.
c - rkQ - -
PO.VO wun mouse iront ana new styie sieeves,
also taffeta silk waists, finely plaited; all new shades,
blouse prints. New sleeve. Regularly $5.00.
Many of the latter are provided with
sermons bearing on political Issues.
Of the seventy documents and tho
seven posters S0,121,000 copies have
been printed at a cost of S164.200.
About three-fifths of these have been
furnished by Chicago printers and have
been distributed from this city. The
northwestern states have been sud
plled in part with documents iuinted
In Milwaukee and St. Paul, and about
1S,000,000 were sent out from Philadel
phia to eastern states.
In the campaign of 1S0G about 123.
000,000 documents were Issued, but
many of them were small leaflets, and
the documents of this year contain
more reading than those of the last
campaign. It Is figured that placed to
gether they would make a string 8.",
000 miles long. Tho packing boxes
alone have cost ns much as $300 in a
single week. Most of the documents
nre sent by freight and exuress, but
the postage bill runs as high as ?125 a
Superintendent Rand's printing con
tracts usually are for lots of 500,000
or 1,000,000, but some documents have
been ordered in 2,000,000 lots. Of Presi
dent McKlnley's letter of acceptance
3,700,000 copies weic distributed In
eight languages, as follows: English,
2,500,000; German, 500,000; Norwegian.
230,000; Swedish, 150,000; Bohemian,
100,000; Polish, 100,000; Italian, 50,000;
Dutch, 50,000. Some printing houses
have been able to turn out 100,000 sixteen-page
pamphlets per day. Others
have printed eight-page documents at
tho rate of 175,000 per day.
For the poster entitled "McKlnley
Was Right" the orders were for 50,000,
300,000 and 200,000, making a total of
530,000. "The Real Issue" poster had
an edition of 350,000 conies. The most
popular poster is one in x colors en
titled "Prosperity at Home, Prestige
Abroad." It cost $25 a thousand and
100,000 were printed.
Harry G. Sommers, of Chicago, who
is to bo business manager of the Illi
nois theatre, Is In charge of the ship
ping department. Tho store room at
.111 Wabash avenue, looks like a whole
sale paper house, and .Mr. Sommers has
organized u system as perfect us that
of a great mercantile concern. He has
shipped as high as forty tons of mat
ter In a day nnd for three weeks the
dally average was about thirty-five
tons. He received from 3,000.000 to
4,000,000 documents and posters dully
through the front door and sent them
out of tho buck door In boxes und
bundles. He had to run day and night
forces and had as many as seventy
eight persons engaged under him.
About 5,000 boxes liave been shipped
and about hulf as inuny bundles, Nino
drays w"'o kept busy, and policemen
weio stationed in the alley to maintain
a clear way for them. As many ns 210
boxes were sent out In a morning. The
system Is so perfect that oven tho name
of tho man putting up u package Is
recorded and not a single mistake has
been made.
Thu management of tho campaign
spellbinders Is Intrusted to Mujor
Henry C. Hedges, of Ohio, assisted by
Willis George Emerson, of Wyoming.
Major Hedges was formerly a partner
of John Sherman, nnd for sixteen years
he has had the management of Repub
lican .stump speakers In Ohio stato
campaigns. Mr. Emerson has proved
un able lieutenant.
These men now have nearly 600
speakers under their direction, and tho
number Is Increasing ut tan rato of
about ten a day. There are about
twenty United Stutes senutors, loo con
gressmen und 450 old campaigners.
Many of theso are volunteers, the com
mittee paying only their traveling ex
penses. Among tho spellbinders nre
about fifty Germans, 'twenty-five
Swedes, twenty-live Norwegians, ten
Poles, ten Italians, llvo Frenchmen nnd
six Finns, At the head of the German
contingent Is I.ouls Vlerlch, a former
member of the German parliament but
now a naturalized American citizen,
More than 5,000 men huvo sought en
gagement as campaign speakers, but
funds nro too limited to supply all of
them. Many applicants are put
through a catechism at headquurters,
and some of them are steered Into tho
noonday meetings, where they are un
expectedly called on for a speech. This
Is culled "tho gridiron test."
Mujor Hedges' olllco Is besieged by
would-be spellbinders und by commit
teemen seeking speakers. It Is unite
U3 nurd to convince tho committeemen
that ull of them cunuot have senutors
for their meetings us It Is to turn uwuy
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patriots eager to serve their party for
a consideration.
Most of the speakers are assigned to
state committees, who make, out the
Itineraries, but by an elaborate system
of telegrams the Chicago ofllce keeps
In dally touch with every speaker on
its list. Major Hedges or Mr. Emerson
can on any given night tell where
each one of them is located. There are
also about 250 speakers In the east, who
are directed from the New York head
quarters. It is estimated that 7,000 Republi
can speeches are being made every
week day night, including those by lo
cal orators. It is figured there are 200
In Ohio, 200 In Indiana, 100 in Nebraska,
100 In the Dakotas, 100 in Colorado and
100 in Idaho. This flood of argument
will bo maintained until the night be
fore the election. With the iricrease in
the speakers it is estimated' that at
least 230,000 . Republican speeches will
have been delivered during six weeks.
A Little volume l,:ts been issued from ths
press o( Lairil .V Lee, of Chicago, entitled'
"Viola Olericli, tin' Kninoua Daby-Scliolar,"
which relates, without exaggeration the facta
concerning this extraordinary Iowa Infant,
nhose life of 42 months has caused Mich a gen
uine sensation in the picw and the medical
world. Kiom the biography it does not
appear that ut any time her mental growth
hindered in any xxay her nounal physical de
velopment. Anil yet, before her third birthday
Viola counted nmong her accomplishment
reading, writing, drawing, a xnciliulary of
2.5IX) English words, a fair smattering of Trench
and (Jirninn, a wuiirislng Knowledge of geo
metrical flgiucs, of jstumomical terms, of bo
tanical analjsis, etc., etc. A perfect temper and
a sunny disposition are to be added to this long
list of talents. A 'lumber ot photographs cor
roborate the description, und numerous in
dorsements fiom prominent people and leading
newspapers tonfiim the reader in tho confidence
iuspiied by this straightforward n.urative. The
author, Profesor Henry Olcrlch, late school mi
perintomlent in Iowa, gives v,ry patient nnd
lucid explanation for Ids cliild'rf marvellous ac
toinpllihments. Judge Leo Charles llessir has a icputation for
luciMlig records With his six- thoua 1 1 lai d
owning clients In his damage, suits against the
New Yoik Klcuilcd lallrouds, he never lost .;
case. When he was a Judge on the bemli not
a single decision of his was ever reicr-i'd by
a higher court. His flrt woik in flit Inn, "A
Itoval Knchanticss" has broken the rcionl for
a (list book. lned during tli-sp hot August
ilajs, whin hulf the people of New York weio
out of town and the oilier hah were riyinv In
get away, the lirst edition was exhausted in that
city ami vliinty in nine da). If the enthusi
asm nf readeis ckenhere be anything like tint
exhibited mound the judge's home, many edi
tli ns will be called for in Hie next few months.
Paul Leicester Kord whose mairiagc his Just
ocuuiied lias sold of his last nmcl, ".Indus
Meredith," 213,0)0 copies on Hie clay of his wed
ding. 10,00(1 mure weic (lien cm pros.
An American novel full of Hie healthy action
and atiucwpliere of leal Americanism, ccimes
from tho World Hallway Publishing company,
of 7!) Leuibcuu tlreet, Chicago. It is, entitled
"'the Domain e of fiilbut Holmes;" Is by
Mil-ball Milium' Klikman, one of Chicago's
most Miciesstul husincm men, anil is a lilstoibal
novel elf rally Illinois and the MUsUlppl livei,
about ls.W, "when homes wvic fur apart, In
dians near and aggressive, when law- and social
ciiilrr wnc in a prlmiliio condition, und tho
nun who have since nude Illinois famous wrio
,voi;ug and ambitious, desirous nf giving shape to
ihn polh) of (lie new stute and molding its
Interest. " Among the characters upiuoprlali'ly
introduced am lllack Hawk, Lincoln and Jeffer
son Davis,
Jacob Itlls, who has fur .veais been one of (7o.
ernoi- Ituoscult's personal filtucls, ))nd
olio nf Ills stanches! a.vlst.lllU In liforius nfjjnll
kinds, lias written un unusual and IiuiilliilJiin.
teri'sting aillelc for 'Hie Outlook upon 'Ihrodoio
lloosuvell, sr,, Hie father of (inventor llocsovelt.
The object ut tin- attielc Is in show how, in many
wajs, Mr. ltooi-cwlt inherits, of has gained by
p.ilcnul example, his good illlrcmhip. Tito
article which appeals in the (Molcr .VjigaHnq
.Number of The Outlook, contains an excellent
reproduction of Panic 1 Huntington's painting of
Mr, HiHi.oult, er especially phutugruphed for
The Outlook.
A novel that women are reading Just now 1
Miss (iram Marguerite Kurd's "The Dennett
Twins," lecently published by tho MacMillan
ruupany. Its humor and pathos, are cutihiiu.
Tho Twins start out In life for thciibilwn as
students the one ns a singer, the other as u
painter, They slaive In", tinnhli-ilown studio,
fall in love and struggle along in spite, nf thn
opposition of giunliiiH. II is a story of tho
wlhlct high spirits. I lie stuuiu was run by
u painter now well known In Hie woild of 'art,
and many of the characters are said to bo par.
Hal portraits.
"The History of Colonization fiom the Earliest
Times to Hie Present Day" bv Henry C Morris,
uiuierly I'liltcil Mutes consul at tihent, is on
the press for Immediate publication by the Mac-
Millan company. it cmnraecs mo earnest es
tablishments and expeditions nf the races of
Asia Minor, and brings a very conmrehendve
an mint down lliioiigh Hie Middle Ages, early
Ihiiopeau colonizations, to the mesent absorbing
ip estions.
Iioelil, Mean ex: Co. announce) lor early publica
tion Count Tolstoi's, new book; "Slavery In
Our Times,'' an Inquiry into the lesults of
modern Indeistiialisiu, on which Count Tolstoy
has been engaged for somo monllis. The fun
damental Idea of the book ll the 'negation ot
i ecu km. It will be published simultaneously
ill Amuka and Hnuland.
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