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WED1 7ttmWi$i$;~ Cathedral of St, John the Divine In New Yqnk Consecnated: • fourth Larsest of Its Kind In Wbrld. Tils From Ancient Csithedra! at Ephesus I n Fjoor In- Front of Altai*; WWL W#L MONUMENT, Statue jof .Rear Adrriihai Charles, ,H. Davis to Be Erected In Military Park at Vieksburg* Miss. New Xork.-r-The Cathedral of St. John the Divine,, the fourth largest in the world and one of the most beauti- fulj was opened for public ivorsh'ip at 10:30 o'clock on,April 10, the first Wednesday after Easter. At the same time the-choir, \yitli its wonderful carvings and its orgkn-rthe largest in America—and the tsvo beautiful memo- rial chapels now .completed were con- secrated. Seventeen hundred inyitar tions Tvere issued' t o dignitaries of church and state and other' important personages. The cornerstone of the cathedral was laid in. 1S92, and thus far between $3,000,000 and $4,000,000 has ' been spent on it, the real estate alone repre- senting more than a quarter of a mil- . Hon. Of the seven memorial chapels which will he erected., the two, St. Co- lumha's and St., Saviour's, which are completed are marvels of architectural beauty and richness; The plans for the memorial chapel to Bishop Potter, to he erected by members-, of his family, are also under way. St. Saviour's chapel is a gift by August Belmont in memory of his first wife. Above its small, magnificent altar of Carrara marble there is a stained glass window representing the transfiguration—the work of John Hardman of England. The background of the altar is of Siena marble, and the three broad, low steps are of pink Georgia marble. The two chapels are side, hy side, sep- arated from the transept by a wide ambulatory. The moat striking feature of the cathedral is Its vastness, which, how- ever, \does not give the impression of dreary coldness and emptiness that one so often feels la large buildings of this nature. The present crying is 108 feet long and 90 feet wide. The entire length of the completed structure Is now 300 feet, and 214 feet are yet to be added. The interior lining is of red jasper from South Dakota, with trim- mings of green serpentine marble from eastern Pennsylvania and limestone from. Ifrontenae, Minn. The present dome over the crossing will be replac- ed in time by one higher by ninety feet than it is now and with a lantern tower. The dome's present height is 160 feet. The outside point of the spire will measure cover in all 99,500 square feet. Set into the floor directly in front of the altar is a red brick tile, bound New York,—One of the four heroic statues which are to. adorn the national naval monument in the national mili- tary park at Vieksburg, Miss., was fin- ished in the studio of ©rank IS. Bl'well, the.' sculptor, at AYeehawken, N. J.,' and It is now being cast'in bronze. Mr.: Elweli was named by-the commission- in change of .this monument, which will cost about $125,000, to model the statue of Rear ' Admiral Charles H.' Davis, The statue, is nine feet high and repv resents the admiral in his uniform as the squadron commander of the Missis- sippi flotilla, i of which he had com- 'mand durihg,a portion of the time at the memorable siege and capture of UNCLE AARON'S Cathedral of St. John the Divine. with brass, on which is carved this in- scription: \Whosoever shall have prayed at this spot will have pressed with his feet a tile from the ancient Church of St. John the Divine, at Ephesus, built by the Emperor Justin- ian in the year 540, over the tradition- al site of St. John's grave.\ The altar Is a gilt of Levi P. Morton. Above the entrance to the memorial chapels and back of the altar are to be placed five wonderful tapestries, three of which are now hung, repre- senting the Adoratidn, the Crucifixion and the Transfiguration. These tapes- tries are part of the twelve given many years ago by Mrs. Coles. The organ loft is reached by a circu- lar stairway, which goes winding up to the very top of the building. -Mr. Far-raw, the organist, sits at the organ in his small loft and plays every day, declaring that the organ is a triumph and a marvel among the organs of the world. The tones are rich and full and some as delicate as the most deli- cate of wind instruments. The organist has been two years at the cathedral and came directly from St. Paul's in Baltimore, where he had been for fifteen years. He was born in South Carolina. _ Bishop Greer preached the consecra- tion sermon at the opening service. Women Run This Town. Hunuewell, Kan.—Mrs. Ella Wilson has taken her seat as mayor and pre- sided over the city council fof the first tinie. Mrs. Wilson said that she, vvould appoint Mrs. Rosa Osborne, de- feated candidate for police judge; to the office of chief of police;' Mrs. Osborne, it is understood, has agreed to accept that office provided she has an assistant. Ship Five Hundred Miles of Carpet. New York.—Five hundred miles of, carpet have just been shipped from this city to Sail iTrailcisCo on a special •New York Central freight train of: sixty cars. The bulk weighs 1500,000 pounds, is ^orth'$l.,000,000, and it is the largest. and most valuable single shipment ever - , made in this or any other conn: xry, \• . ' 8tatue of Rear Admiral Davie. Vlcksburg in the civil war.. There is dignity and poise to the figure, impart- ing a natural and lifelike appearance to this statue of one of the officers who took a prominent part in the cap- ture of the southern fortress. Admiral Charles H. Davis, now re- tired, a son of the civil war com-, mander, and Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, a son-in-law, Inspected the statue before it left the studio and pro- nounced it one of the finest piece's of work that Mr. .Elweli has ever turned out •Besides the statue of Admiral Davis three other statues of similar size will surround the base of the granite monu ment. They will be those of 'Admirals Farragut, Porter and IToote, all of whom played prominent parts in the reduction of Vieksburg. Mrs. Henry Hudson Kitson of Boston is making the statue of Parragut, Lorado Taft of Chicago that of Porter and the sculp- tor Cooper of New York the statue of Foote. Mr. Elwell's statue will be the first of the four to be placed in position, and the unveiling ceremony will probably be held in May or June. The Vieksburg Military park occu- pies a site of about 14,000 acres, cover- ing a large part of the old fortifica- tions overlooking the Mississippi river, and is one of the most picturesque parks in America. A number of state monuments have been placed there. Mrs. Kitson was the sculptor of those representing the military organizations of Massachusetts which were engaged in the conflict. NAME WOMAN FOR MAYOR. Complete Ticket' Nominated Irl Kansas Towrr, but Several Wom- en Withdraw. Elmdale, Kan.—A city ticket was announced a few days- ago composed of men. Tlie women got busy and nominated a ticket composed entirely of women. Mrs. M. B. Johnson, a widow, sixty- six years old, headed the ticket for mayor, .and the five councitwomen were made ,un of the wives of busi- ness men. Mrs. Dockery, who was nominated for police judge, like Mrs. Johnson, is a wklow and is about fifty years old. The campaign opened with bright prospects, it is said, until the support- ers of the men's ticket began to work. Then some of the women decided to withdraw. The nominee for police judge resigned and was. followed by four of the five candidates for council- women. Mrs. Johnson-, however, stood firm, and Mrs. D. E. Clements, one of the nominees for counciljvornen, remained with her 'and filled the places made vacant with the men. Owes $13,000,000, Has Nothing. Berlin.—Bankruptcy proceedings were begun against August Thyssen, Jr., the son of August Thyssen, the Westpha- lian coal and iron magnate, whose wealth is estimated at. $10d;000i000. The claims against young Thyssen amount to more than $13,000,000. They Vary in amount, from $2.50 to .$2,2S0,- 000. It is the biggest bankruptcy case ever before the courts' of Germany. The young nmn's debts result from specutatidsi. atidhigh living. There are no .assets. By Q, A. RUSSELL When my uncle died, the people of Frankfort were almost distracted be- tween the-conflicting emotions of grief and curiosity. • •. . They knew, or thought they kne-w, my uncle as the richest man hy far in the city. Silent, cold, and reserved, no one had ever presumed to be his confidential friend. He died without kith or kin of any kind in the world, except myself, whom he heartily detested. We had not spoken to each other for years, and both were glad of it. J regarded him as an avaricious, -coldly calcu- lating machine, without heart, con- science or human sympathy. He thought of me as an idle, shiftless dreamer, with the heart of a poet and the head of a fool. Whatever the people thought of him, it is but fair to his memory to say that they agreed with his judg- ment of myself. Therefore, when I returned to Frankfort—for I never long remained in the uncongenial hole—the inhab- itants of' that town .were properly curious as to whether he would leave his money to his unworthy nephew, or to some worthy charity. After the funeral I was called into a private room where two men were seated, One of them I recognized as iny uncle's lawyer, the other as his banker. They greeted me in a curiously quiet and constrained way that struck me as ominous for my future wel- fare, Mr. Boles, the lawyer, got up and lighted the gas, pulled down the shades, and locked all the doors. The banker remained seated, offering no comment, while I gazed with fas- cinated interest from one to the other. Mr. Boles having at last secured the proper privacy seated himself and be- gan: \Mr. Gordon, 1 have a strange com- munication to make to you. The strangest that you ever heard. It is concerning your uncle's will. We three are the only persons on earth that are to know the contents of this strange bequest, and if you refuse to abide by the provisions enumerated therein, you are forbidden ever to speak about it Do you accept this preliminary requirement?\ \I do,\ I said without hesitation. \The first of all, you must know that your uncle was far richer than any one imagined. He died possessed of almost unlimited wealth. Not one, but many, many millions. If you ac- cept the terms of his will, your letter of credit with Mr. Brenton will be un- limited. No check however small or great, will be unhoriored; your wealth will exceed the dreams of Monte Cris- ta. If you refuse the terms of the will- all his wealth goes to charity.\ \Go on,\ said- I nervously. \The provisions of this strange document are in brief these: That all of this great fortune is to he yours, to spend in any manner you choose, provided you remain within the cor- porate limits of Frankfort always; and further, that you tell no one of the contents of this bequest.\ The two men looked at me curious, ly; I was strangely embarrassed. Never in my wildest imagination had I dreamed of. anything like this, \Once more tell me the restrictions .that will be placed on me if I accept?\ \That you are never to leave the corporate limits, of Frankfort willing- ly or unwillingly, and that you tell no one of the conditions of the will. The minnte you break any one of these re- quirements the money passes out of your hands.\ I thought rapidly. That I should be compelled to remain in such a place was a terrible idea to me. That I should lose a fortune rich beyond im> agination was not to be thought of by an idle beggar like me. \I accept the terms,\ I said brief- ly, and hurried out lest I change my decision. My uncle, I reflected, could haye 'in- flicted no greater punishment than that of compelling me to live inside of the city limits of Frankfort, and yet who in the world would not jump at the chance of being absolute monarch and dictator of one of the hustling young American cities', for such I would be? Though I possessed the contempt of most of the inhabitants that knew me, I did not have an enemy there; and I knew that as soon as unlimited money was mine, these people would he fawn- ing sycophants at my feet. The best hotel that the town pos- sessed was the Elks, a three-story building that stood on a prominent corner. It was old in design, rather behind the times and had been en- larged once or twice. Every one with proper civic pride was sensitive as to the Elks, yet recognized the fact that no one could successfully compete with the landlord, -George Graham, in starting a new hostelry, for the rea- son that competitive building space was- too valuable, .and the price of labor and building material too high to make the investment profitable. As 1 entered the- lobby and ad- vaiSpedf to • the office 1- saw Graham hinis'eif .hefiind-the -desk. •• ''Hello,, Gord'ohj ;.w,ant a square meal before you hit the,road again?\ Many 1 a tone he had spoken in a sirijilar manner, yet today without telling so, i resented it. \On the contrary I am going to stay with, you for a time,'and shall require a room with a bath, or better yet, a suite:\ \Do you want Florida water in your bath?\ said he, scarcely hiding a sniser. \I' want civil treatment,\ was my retort., ' \Our terms are cash in advance,\ he replied, flushing'almost purple. When he named :a price he thought beyond my means, I pulled out a check-book and wrote in the amount, signed' my name and gave it to him. He rang the call bell and as the first boy approached said: ''Here; take • this- to the bank and see if it is any good.\ I walked away and several in the crowd that had been drawn together by the sound of our voices tittered. He had drawn first blood. Perhaps Frankfort would keep me interested after ail, I liked the pros- pect better. One thing was certain, George Graham and. I would be better acquainted before long. , When I lay down that night it was not to sleep, but to think out plans for the future. The next morning I started out on my plan of campaign. I selected the corner from the Elks that I conceived to be most desirable and got options from as many of the owners as I thought would be necessary to build a hotel the size I wanted. Next I went to the tenants and got from them options on their leases. I accomplished all this within one week, and so little was I known and respected that I succeeded in getting both the land and the leases at very reasonable rates; Those who knew me concluded I had a little money that I wanted to spend in making a show, and figured the option money would be a little easy, extra change. x The following day when I took up the options and, insisted upon deeds and terms of facation being complied with, there were mingled feelings of joy, consternation and wonderment on all Bides. I was at once the sensa- tion of the town. No one knew what use I was going to make of the buildings or ground, though I had an idea that George Graham had a secret fear of what was going to happen. He was respectful enough now, to my face, but from all I could hear he was as venomous as a snake behind my back. The second day after my purchases the principal architect from a near- by city arrived, and we spent the rest of the week on the plans. My direc- tions were very simple; build a hotel three times the size of the Blks, and without any restrictions whatever, make it the finest that money can buy. The man thought I was simple, but he charitably named the venture Clvio Pride, and we let It go at that. I demanded the erection of this ho- tel in an incredibly short time, and as money can accomplish much in Frankford as well as elsewhere, I had the old buildings razed and work be- gun on the new almost before the citi- zens realized what we were doing. As the new building went up, al- most as if by magic, I realized what fame meant. With my rise came the fall of George Graham. That he felt it keenly I could see. I could further see that there was yet one good fight left in him, and he would make It. When my hotel was finished and a good landlord installed, his was prac- tically a deserted inn. On the occasion of the opening of the \Frankfort\ I gave a reception and ball. Among the guests was a young lady by the name of' Delia Cole. I knew the minute 'that I saw her that I simply must haye her for my wife. She was at once the most beautiful and attractive woman that I 'had ever seen. She moved like a queen among the guests, and like a queen she accepted my homage. I was both surprised and annoyed to hear, the following day, that George Graham was paying court to her. It was but one more reason why it should be a war to the death between us; nevertheless, I was determined that her name should not be dragged into our affairs before we had finally settled accounts with each other. It must not tbe expected from this that Graham was without friends. Far from it; he had- a number, many of them intensely partisan, who would not hesitate at anything to accom- plish their purpose. Among these was a young fellow by the name of Reynolds* who owned a jewelry .store next door to the Elks. This cur .had - already circulated a number of most malicious lies about me. when I determined to put him out of business. J might have a sort of respect for Graham, but none for his creatures. I bought the store next to Reynolds and fixed it up with the finest of fur- nishings. Then I sent for one of my out-of-town friends, put everything in his name, and placed twice as large and handsome a stock as Reynolds' in the store. 1 Instructed my man to sell for one-halt the price his competi- tor charged for an article, ' Reynolds commenced cutting prices, and his end was so quick that he didn't even furnish tne amusement or excitement In a similar manner and for like reasons I established and controlled a newspaper, a- bakery, a harness shop and a theater. The town was rapidly becoming mine, and.-I was king. If ahy.one disliked tn& or my, waya they acquired the ability of keeping that knowledge to themselves;, for, somehow, they found that my ehe-: mies, fof some cause they could not fully understand, were rapidly taking .advantage of the bankruptcy law. During this period I managed to find time to pay court to Delia Cole.\ I cannot say that I made the head- way there that I did in everything else. Miss Delia seemed to avoid rr.e. and though I couldn't tell that Graham .was making any progress, I was quite sure that I was not getting along as I should, I was not a little puzzled at her at- titude, and I remember one evening in particular that I called at her home and tried to get an explanation from her. \Mr. Gordon,\ ehe said with a lit- tle nervous laugh, \you are so used to having your way about everything since your return to town that you, •imagine that I ought to fall into your arms almost before I know you.\ That sounded so satisfying to my self-love that I was beginning to feel quite gratified, when I suddenly won- dered what she meant. \I scarcely know—\ I began, when she interrupted me. \Mr. Gordon, with all your money, power and talents, we of Frankfort often wonder why you bother t o spend it all on us. Why you don't, in short, move to a larger place or spend part of your time in travel?\ \Why Miss Cole, don't you know I couldn't leave town—I mean I won't leave while you are here?\ A noise like the falling of a (chair in the next room, or the violent slam- ming of a window blind by the wind, startled us. That night when 1 was walking to my hotel I was seized by four ruf- fians who bound, gagged and threw me into a light wagon standing near. I fought as I never had fought before, for I realized what I should lose should they succeed in getting me be- yond the city limits. We had nearly reached that point when I succeeded In Jumping out of the buggy. The fall nearly killed me, but a passer-by saw it and came to my rescue. What was the reason for my at- tempted abduction? Had anyone guessed my secret? If so, I knew that my day's of power were over. While anyone would hesitate to murder me, I had enemies who would not hesi- tate to commit the lesser crime of ab- ducting me. As I thought of my stay in Frank- fort I knew I had not betrayed my- self to anyone, unless I had to Delia the evening of the night I was as- saulted. Had she proven herself a Deliah, or had my secret been over- heard when I had almost given it away to her? As soon as I was able and presenti- ble, I called again and told the Btory of the assault. From the manner in which she heard it I was certain that she had no hand in a plot against me. If any one knew they had overheard the slip of tbe tongue I had made and guessed the rest. For the first time in my life I was afraid. A ridiculous ending was lia- ble to come t o all my pretensions at almost any minute. I pleaded with .Delia for her love that evening. I loved her more than I thought it pos- sible for me t o love. She represented the only thing in Frankfort that I was not sure of. The very desire of possession seemed to feed my passion a hundredfold. Sympathy or love, I could not tell which, made her unusually kind, and while she would hot say yes, yet gave me some hope. The next day 1 went to my lawyer and studied over the contents of the will carefully. Then, I did a very un- usual thing. I bought block after block of the business center of Frank- fort, and as fast as possible sold what I had just purchased even if I only got half or two-thirds of the amount 1 had previously paid. As fast as I got the money from these sales I banked It, until I had a trifle over two hun- dred thousand dollars. Meantime every one secretly thought I had gone crazy. Then, I went to the girl I had come to love better than life itself, and in the privacy of my carriage, in the middle of the road, safe from listening ears and tattling tongues, I told her .something of the story of my life, and of my uncle Aaron's will. \And' you forfeit everything,\ she said with wide and wondering eyes, \by telling me this?\ \Everything in the world I do not have in my own name,\ I corrected, \but I would give it all, and more, tooi if I had it, for your respect, your love.\ Soft arms stole around my neck. \Yes I know,\ said Mr. Boles, \I know all about it; you have lost and won out. Perhaps it Is best, for I imagine someone suspected your se- cret. But what passes my understand- ing is, why didn't you get millions of your uncle's wealth transferred to your name?\ \It seems to me that with Delia, my property in town and $200,000 in the bank I ought to do pretty well,\ I re- plied, smilingly. \Now let charity have a chance.\ Easy to Borrow. Askltt—By the way, -do you happen to know Skinner? Noitt—Sure. Askltt—Is his credit good? Noitt—It is if he wants to borrow trouble. An Old Adage. 'Twas midnight, yet mother sat stitching, with care, her labor still far •from,its ehd; and she smiled as she said, with a haU-plalntive air; ''It's never too late to mend.\ ANNUAL JUNE SALE, OF Women's Suits and Coats Our Regular Annual June Sale, always our Spring Clearance of High Grade Tailored Suits and Coats, is animportant event, and should com- mand the immediate attention of every well dressed woman in Water-, town and vicinity. SUITS. ?15 Women's and Misses' Suits, made in the very latest style, guaran- teed satin lined. Special for this sale Sji8.98. ?22 Suits in fine serge, all colors, with peau de cygne linings. Special for this sale $12.98. $3 2 Suits for Women and Misses, who want high grade, plain tailored and trimmed suits. Special for this sale $17.50. WAISTS. ?1.00 Waists,, in white and colors, long and short sleeves, slightly soiled. Special a t 30c. $1.5'0 Waists and tailored lin- geries, white and colored, em- broidery, high and low neck, long and short sleeves.' Special at 98c. $4.00 Silk Waists, in plain colors and stripes, kimono sleeves, high and low neck. Special at $2.48. COATS. $7.50 Coats in black and tan, short models. Special at $4.98. $12.98 Coats in tan, black and blue sex'ge, 54 in. long. Special at $7.98. $28.50 Coats all silk lined in navy, tan and white. Special ,at $19.50. DRESSES. $5.00 Ladies' Muslin Dresses, in white and colors, high neck and long sleeves, slightly soiled. Speeial at $1.98. $8.00 Linen Dresses, in natural linen, pink, blue and lavender, high neck, and short sleeves. Special at $5.98. $28.50 Dresses, in foulard, taffeta\ and messalines, beautifully trimmed; 1 that cannot be duplicated for $10. more. Special at $14.50. ± THE BELL STORE P. Silverman, 3 Public Square West & Paddock Arcade, Watevtown, N. X. For Interior Trim We carry a full utock of Sash, Door», Bani*- tern, etc., in Oafe, Ash, Cherry and all hard- woods, white and yel- low pine. Mi' Kinds of Mill Work, Mouldings, Posts, Wainscoting Our prices are right, our lumber is full sea- soned, of the best qual- ity, and our dellverlei prompt and reliable. WHITE & SULLIVAN 11 MOTJIiTON STREET, WATERTOWN, N. T. COAL IS GOING UP, UP, UP and the longer you wait the further DOWN, DOWN, DOWN you will have to go into your pocket to pay the bill. A little hurry now will save you big worry later. For the House Furnisher We Keep a Full Line of ClocKs, Silver and Silver Plated Ware for the Table Cut Glass and Bric-a-Brac SILAS L GEORGE The Jeweler. IOC Court Street. Bee Hive Store Marcy, Buck & Riley COAL COKF WOOD A Lame Back Is usually caused by a strain or by catching cold. Both cause a congestion of the kidneys and lead to very serious conditions unless prompt attention is given them. Rices Kidney Cure will relieve those conditions and tone the entire urinary tract, A trial will convince you. Every bottle is guaranteed. Price K. ...... a. ... i.i ». «. 50c. s :i ti HOUSE FURNISHING DEPARTMENT. Oil Stoves and Ovens. Gas Plates 1 Window Screens, 15c to 50c. Screen Doors at low prices. Clothes Hampers $1.48 finest quality. Bread Mixers, $1.98, $2.48. Bread BaiserSj 25c to 98c. Brooms, Mops and Mop Wringers. Galvanized Wash Tubs. Wash Boards and Wringers. SHOE DEPARTMENT. The famous Godman Shoes for Men. Women and Children. Highest qualr ity and modest price. Special Oloseout, a lot of .Men's' ?4.00 Emerson Oxfords, Special $1.09 STONE JARS. 5 lb. Butter Jars, and all the larger- sizes. HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR. Summer Underwear for Men, Wo- men and Children. BMSS NATIVE HERB AGENCS. We have an agency for the B,Us9- Native Herb Tablets, Nearly every- one knows this sterling remedy. 114] S. V, BarKeri 144-146 Oonrt Street, _j ..it,!

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