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mo wander through the
*ght until the dawn is red
--•'"* .1 be kind the passer meets)
>ngle place to lay the head.
/who wander through the earth
such one meets when once
/fse souls are strangers unto love and
Without a single place to lay their
—New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Gister had always declared that a
man was foolish to marry. He gave
the usual selfish bachelor reasons —
namely, that a man who married sac
rificed his comfort, resigned his in
dependence, increased his responsi
bilities and took long chances on un
happiness into the bargain. His ob
servation had convinced him that
nine men out of ten who married
were unhappy. "They port the best
face on it that they can, of course,”
he said to Mrs. Nistrin early in their
acquaintance. "Some men 1 know
pretend to like it. 1 have had them
come crowing over me, even.”
Mrs. Nistrin laughed. Mrs. Nis
trin was a widow and a very clever
and entertaining woman. Gister
used rather to enjoy the evenings he
spent at her home.
"What could I gain by marrying?”
continued Gister, addressing the
widow. "1 have my apartments,
•where I am not disturbed by any of
the usual domestic nuisances. A
child would not be allowed in the
building for auy consideration on
earth. My housekeeper puts every
thing in order for me while I am
downtown—sees to my linen, does
what necessary mending there is to
do, and my man attends to the rest.
If I want to dine at home I make my
selection from the cafe menu and
have it sent up on a dumbwaiter in
my own service and Sigmund serves
it. If I want to dine out I have my
choice of no fewer than eight decent
places in this city. I have comfort.
1 have peace.”
"What a vegry fortunate man you
are?” said Mrs. Nistrin.
“Don’t you think that I would
show very doubtful judgment to
change this for the joys of matri
"I think you would be very foolish
indeed,” said Mrs. Nistrin.
“Not that I am insensible to the
charms of your fascinating sex,” con
tinued Gister. "1 think 1 show that
best by remaining single. If I were
married I might be denied the ines
timable privilege of calling upon you,
for instance—my wife might not
"That's true,” murmured Mrs. Nis
trin, "she might not.”
"Then wouldn’t 1 be in idiot to
want to marry?”
“Between you and ms,” said the
widow, "I think you would.”
Last, winter Mrs. Nistrin decided
that she would close her house and
go to Caltnfornia. She gave a very
gay little dinner party before she
went, which Gister attended. He ob
served to one of the men there that
It was almost a pity Mrs. Nistrin was
going away. She would be a distinct
Three weeks later Gister happened
to be in California -on Inn iness. Of
course it was only decency to call
upon Mrs. Nistrin while he was there.
She was greatly surprised to see him,
but not displeased—lf Gister could
judge. She was dressed most be
comingly, Gister noticed, in some
He did not tell her that business
bad brought him. On consideration
that sounded rather shopworn. He
said: "It seemed dull and cold in
Chicago—after you left.”
"I heard the weather had been
rather disagreeable,” she said, with
a queer look.
"I decided to come on a sudden,”
"That’s the beauty of bachelor
freedom,” said the widow. "Now, if
you had been married”
"I should nave stayed at home and
thought my. elf lucky.” he said. "I
don’t think wo ha.l a full grasp of
that subject. 1 was inclined to alter
iny views—in fact, 1 have altered
"Well,” said Mrs. Nistrin, "there
is something to be said on both sides,
of course. I think that one great
sdurce of domestic unhappiness is
the failure on the part of married
people to realize that whatever con
cessions are made, there must be only
one real head to the family —one
decisive voice. The man usually
thinks that voice should be his. The
woman nowadays fails to realize this
as perhaps she should.”
"You’ve hit it exactly," said Gister.
“I’m one of those women,” said
Mrs. Nistrin. “I’m used to having
my way and I intend to have it al
ways. My husband, if ever I married
again, could have the management
of his business, and that would have
to satisfy him.” ,
Gister poughed behind his hand
and was silent for a moment. "That
.would satisfy me," he said presently.
“No?" said Mrs. Nistrin.
“With a certain woman.”
“And how about your eomforts—
“I would have more than comfort.
I would have bliss.”
“You couldn’t discharge your wife,
you know, if she displeasedvou.”
“I would never want to,” said
"You would have to dine at home
always. If you went out or came
in at any unusual hour you would
“I would never go out. As for din
ing at home —oh, what a word that is
—home! I am forty-eight, Melissa,
and 1 never had a home. You’ve got
to make one for me. That’s what I
came here to say.”
"But suppose you wanted to relax
with a little romance? Suppose your
mood demanded variety of compan
ionship and you were limited ”
“Oh!” cried Gister. "You are the
universal encyclopedia of philosophy
and romance and all knowledge, the
epitome of your sex, the ”
"Stop!” commanded the widow,
with her hands to her ears. “I be
lieve yon were right about men being
idiots—who thought of marrying.
But —I—well, I prefer you a an
Postage on Newspapers.
In an endeavor to reduce the an
nual deficit of nearly $15,000,000 in
the Postoflice Department one Post
master-General after another has
suggested changes in the laws gov
erning mail matter of the second
class. Congress at its last session
appointed a commission to investigate
the matter, and hearings have begun
before this commission. The big
daily newspapers are of course using
all their influence to retain their
present rate, but some favor a raise
in the rate for the weekly and the
monthly, and also advocate the abo
lition of free postal service for county
Many attribute the yearly deficit to
what they term “abuses” of the sec
ond class privilege extended to pub
lishers. But the postal deficit more
likely comes from exorbitant railway
mail contracts, the distribution of
free seeds, the abuse of the franking
privilege, and the extension of rural
free delivery, rather than from carry
ing newspapers and periodicals at tho
present rate. The rural free delivery
has added enormously to the postal
deficit, yet no one has suggested that
the postage rate to the farmer be in
creased in order to equalize the bur
den of this service to him. The rural
mail carrier has followed in the wake
of civilization and the Government
pays the cost.
The two great civilizing influences
of the present age are the school
house and the newspaper, and no ob
stacle should be placed in the way
of either, for the Government is what
it is largely because of the country
school house and the country news
paper. The postal law as originally
enacted, establishing a rate of one
cent a pound on newspapers, and free
circulation within the county of pub
lication, was intended to benefit the
people who read the papers and not
as a bounty to the publishers; the
Government, 1. e., the people, has had
value received for all it has done in
the way of cheap postage to facili
tate the circulation of the country
weekly. If there ever is to come a
time when it may be expedient to
take a course calculated to curtail
such circulation, that time has not
yet arrived. Moreover, it is distinct
ly good policy to encourage in every
way possible the circulation of the
admirable and constantly improving
papers which make up the country
weekly newspaper press of to-day,
and to place no barrier between pub
lisher and reader by adding addi
tional postage, whet hen the postal
rate is a means of expense or a source
of revenue to the Government.
No Government expenditure will
bring greater returns, no investment
means more In its relation to the
home and the school house, and none
has added so much to the sum of in
dividual knowledge as that of carry
ing the country weekly cheaply to
its readers. The Government cannot
afford to take a backward stop in
this contribution to the intelligence
and enlightenment of the people, and
while it is desirable that the Post
office Department should pay ex
penses, if the attainment of that end
calls for severe restrictions on the
newspaper publishing industry, then
let the deficit continue or be relieved
: in some other way.
He Got Off Easy.
Clark Howell, of Atlanta, tells o.
the sad case of an elderly darky in
Georgia charged with the theft of
some chickens. The negro had the
misfortune to be defended by a
young and inexperleuced attorney,
although it is doubtful whether any
one could have secured his acquittal,
the commission of the crime having
been proved beyond all doubt.
The darky received a pretty severe
sentence. “Thank you. sah.” said he,
cheerfully, addressing the judge when
the sentence had been announced.
“Dat's mighty hard, sah, but it ain't
anywhere near what I ’spected. I
thought, sah. dat between my char
ter and dat speech of mah lawyer
' you'd hats me shore!’’—Success.
South Grolinian Vigorously Wields
Pitchfork in Senate Speech.
PRESIDENT AND NEGROES
Was Subject Handled in Sensational
and Vehement Language—Roose
velt Likened to Lyncher.
“The president’s action in dismiss
ing these men was nothing more nor
less than lynching.”
This was only one of many bitter
exclamations made by Senator Till
man in a speech on the floor of the
senate Saturday afternoon on the
Brownsville affair. It was regarded
as the most violent address ever de
liver and by the south Carolinian before
In a voice heavy with emotion, he
chained President Roosevelt with
having revived the race issue and
with bringing about conditions more
threatening than those of 1861.
"The president is primarily more re
sponsible than any other man for the
position the negroes, in the South and
out of it, have taken on the question
of negro rights,” he declared. “He
gave recognition to Booker T Wash
ington in a social way. He did it
knowingly, flying in the face of the
feelings of caste among 17,000,000
white people in the South, and against
the same feeling of two-thirds of
tho people of the North.
‘‘He does not understand the ne
gro or the deep and vital character
of the issues involved. He made a
mess of it in the first instance in the
Booker Washington case, and has
made a worse mess of it in the
fa en a tor Human spoke with unusual
emphasis and reminded his hearers
of the old days -when he received his
title of “pitchfork.”
After quoting the president’s
Brownsville message, in which the
president declared that each man
should be dealt with on his merits as
a man and not have his conduct judg
ed because of his color, Mr. Tillman
"Is President Roosevelt ready to act
upon this theory and have his children
marry men and women of the other
"Would he accept as a daughter
in-law a Chinese, a Malay, an Indian
or a negro in accord with the doc
trine laid down in his message?
"We all know he would not, and
while ’fine words butter no parsnips,’
words like his are a source of incalcu
lable evil, coming from that high
Discussing the Brownsville case, he
"There is no doubt of the guilt of
some of the soldiers as being respon
sible for the outrage at Brownsville,
but it is contrary to the fundamental
principles of liberty and of English
ana American law that the innocent
should suffer because of the sins of
the guilty. In this case 167 men have
been punished while not more than
twenty have ever been charged with
participation in the crime.
“The troops never should have been
sent to Brownsville. It was done
against the protests of one senator
and members of congress from that
district and done in the face of the
record of the Twenty-Fifth Infantry.”
In his conclusion, speaking of the
amalgamation of the races, the sena
"In Cuba the color line has been
obliterated and miscegenation is in
full blast. At the North, the same
conditions exist and a large num
ber of mulattoes and quadroons with
white blood in their veins, who have
migrated there, are the leaders in
the doctrine of absolute social equal
ity, encouraged as they have been
and are now being by the president
cf the United States.
“The Southern white men and wo
men who have for forty years resist
ed in every possible way the doc
trine of the equality of the races are
just as resolved now as they have
always been not to submit to it, or its
"The conditions are growing worse
and more aggravated every day. Race
antagonism increases in intensity. Are
things to drift until dire tragedies
multiply on every hand and blood
shall flow like water? Is the states
manship of our time inadequate to
cope with this question just as the
statesmanship of IS6O failed to pre
vent the dire catastrophe of civil
"That war was fought to settle the
race question, but forty years after
Its termination, we find conditions
more threatening in some of their re
spects than they were in 1 SGI.”
SECRETARY SHAW SHIES.
Says South Should Have a Subtrcasury
But Sidesteps the Question of Its
A Washington dispatch says: Sec
rtary Shaw has forwarded to the ways
and means committee his recommen
dation relative to the establishment
of a sub-treasury in the southeast.
Chairman Payne says the matter
will be considered at a called meet
ing, and in the meantime refuses to
talk of the contents cf Mr. Shaw’s
It is known, however, that the sec
retary has failed to express a prefer
ence as to the location of the institu
tion. Indeed, he makes no reference
to the alleged caucus of the southern
states from which Georgia bolted. He
says in substance that if another sub
treasury is to be established, it should
by all means be located in the south
east. He even avoids naming a state.
Chairman Payne had intended call
ing the matter to the attention of liis
committee Monday morning, with a
view to disposing of the question,
but the secretary’s communication
was forgotten for the time being.
The report of Secretary Shaw is
disappointing to many southern con
gressmen, but is especially gratifying
to the Georgians, who are anxious to
have the matter settled on its merits
by the ways and means committee. It
had been known, however, that the
secretary would urge the establish
ment of a sub-treasury, instead of
leaving it for the committee to de
cide whether one is reaily needed.
Congressman Livingston announces,
in connection with the report, that
if a subtreasury is established it is
bound to be located at Atlanta.
HUNDRED YEARS BEHIND IHE TIMES-
Orders of Pope are Considered as Redicu
Rev. C. K. Nelson, Episcopal bishop
of Georgia, does not agree with the
Rev. Robert Codman, Episcopal bish
op of Maine, in believing that the
troubles between the government and
the Roman Catholc church in France
warrant official action on the part
of the Episcopal church in America*.
Bishop Codman, a few days ago,
authorized the churches in his dio
cese to offer a special prayer in be
half of the Roman Catholic church
in France. Bishop Nelson was shown
the prayer and asked if he intended
to authorize the Episcopal church of
Georgia to take similar action or
whether he agreed with the policy,
“No, I do not intend to take any
such action, for I do not think the
conditions warrant it.
"Some are inclined to lay the trou
ble to the fact that the ordeis of the
pope are always a hundred years be
hind the times. Things that he could
order and consistently contend for
one hundred years ago are about out
of date now r , and cannot be upheld.
Many have held this view.”
ROADS WILL NLTO FIVE BILLIONS
Within Next Five Years in Order to Keep
Pace With Grawinq Business.
Governor John A. Johnson of Minne
sota has received a letter from James
J. Hill, president of the Great North
ern Railway company, declaring that
it would requite a permanent invest
ment off 1,100.000 a year for five years
to provide the railroads of the country
with the means to handle properly the
business already in sight, and not al
lowing for future growth.
JOE WtttlltK TO rNSlil 08FAR.
Son of Noted General to Aid n Inspection
of Georgia Troops
Captain Jos. A. Wheeler, Jr., U. S.
A , a son of the la*3 General Joseph
Wheeler, has bee.; detailed to assist
in the inspection of the troops of
the national guard of Georgia.
Captain Wheeler lias been ordered
to report for duty February 1, when
the inspections will be begun* under
the direction of Colonel Obear.
COLO LEAD FOR RIJT RINGLEADERS.
Mexican Au horities Make (xampie ol
Strkers Hho < au*eJ trouble.
Late advices from the Orizaba strike
district in Mexico are to the effect
that 5,562 of the 7,085 men which were
out have now returned to work. Al
though everything is quiet at piesent,
swift punishment was inflicted by the
government upon the men who were
the leaders in the late rioting. The
ringleaders were shot in the sight of
hundreds of eye-witnesses. The gov
ernment is determined to make exam
pies of these men in older to ueter
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LAWYER'S WIFE UNDER ARREST
Charged With Hiring Iwo Men to Assassin
note Her Husband.
About three weeks ago, Colonel W.
A. Guinn of McCays, Tenn., was as
sassinated while entering his front
yard about 9 o’clock at night.
Ever since that time the coroner's
jury has been investigating the crime,,
and until Thursday their investiga
tions have been kept a profound se
cret. On that day John Ellis of Fan
nin county, Georgia, who lias been
held under bond as a witness *in the
murder, made a confession which is
highly sensational. He states that Mrs.
Guinn, the wile of the murdered
man, divided $250 between himself
and John Allen, who is now in jail
at Benton, Tenn., for the murder of
Colonel Guinn. For this amount either
he or Allen were to kill Colonel
Guinn. They stationed themselves at.
the two gates which gave entrance to
Colonel Guinn’s premises, and at
whichever gate Colonel Guinn entered
whoever .was stationed there was to
shoot and kill him. This was the
From Ellis’ statement, Colonel
Guinn entered by the gate where Al
len was stationed, and Allen shot and
killed him. Ellis also gave informa
tion where was placed the gun with.-
which the murder was committed. On
investigation the gun was found as
Ellis stated. Ellis also stated where
could be found a bottle of turpentine,
a part of which was used on tlieir
ieet to prevent the degs from tracking
Mrs. Guinn and Ellis have both
been placed under arrest.
GRAFT CHAKGI AGAINST PIERCE.
Minister to Norway Accused of Duplicity in
a ( leims Case.
Herbert H. D. Pierce, new United'
Stales minister to Norway, and for
merly assistant secretary of state, is,
again in the public eye because of
charges made against him.
He was accused Monday by Pro
fessor H. W. Elliott of Cleveland,.
Ohio, before the house committee on
ways and means of having been guilty
of misconduct while representing the
United States government at The
Hague in the settlement of claims re
sulting from the seizure of a sealing
vessel by the Russian government.
Ta? charge is that Mr. Fierce not
only represented this government, but
did business ou his own hook and
represented the owners of the ves
.vital AttlPi Ltrlrf i W Hits.
Savannah Judge issues Mandamus Against
An order was passed by Judge Canm
in the superior court at Savannah,.
Ga„ Thursday night, directing the
Central of Georgia railway not to re
fuse to accept carloads of lumber
from the Atlantic Coast Line. The or
der was in injunction that partook of
the nature of a mandamus.
wages advanced by l. an.
Shop Men of Road Get Raise Amounting
About Four Per Cent.
The Louisville and Nashville rail
road Monday gave notice that it*
Increased the wages of its shopmen
about 4 per cent, effective December
i. The increase affects about 2,000
men. By reason of higher wages,
the pay roll will be increased about
SIOO,OOO a year.