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Society; Savannah Volunteer Guards.
Special Notices—Full Square Meals,
Veruki's Cafe; Schafer’s Celebrated
Mince Pies, Fruit, Pound and Wine
Cakes; Oysters, Schwartz Cafe; Part
ridges to Burn, Jas. J. Joyce; Quick
Loans, Empire Investment Company;
Green Grocery Stand for Sale, William
J. Miscally; Wild Turkeys, M. S.
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& Cos.; Let Me Move It, J. A. Rimes
Transfer Company; Christmas Sugges
tions, A. L. Desbouillons: Music for
Balls, etc., I. M. Rosenfeld.
Business Notices —Electrical Novel
ties for Holiday Presents, Electric Sup
ply Company; Brag and Bluster, C.
F. Cler: Welcome to Christmas and
the Holiday Season, Cohen-Kulman
Carriage and Wagon Company; In
Addition. Theus & Cos.; For the Holi
day Trade, R. Van Keureu & Cos.
Neither Low Cotton Nor Lawson—
T. A. Bryson.
Santa Claus Is Here With a Won
derful Show —Foye & Eckstein.
Properly Priced Christmas Goods —
J. & C. N. Thomas.
What Xmas Cheer —Savannah Gas
Let Us Help You With Your Christ
mas Presents—Ludden & Bates S. M.
Holiday Goods Galore—Rhodes-Hav
erty Furniture Cos.
Blood Poison Gives Way to Method—
Dr. J. Newton Hathaway.
Sensible Articles For Holiday Gifts —
Jackson & Gutmhn.
Practical Holiday Suggestions—Walsh
Our Christmas Present—M. Dryfus.
What Gift For The Child Like A
Bicycle—T. A. Bryson.
Big Sales For Etieh Day In the Week
Now Is The Time to Make Your
Holiday Purchases —Estate Daniel Ho
The Holiday Season—Thos. West &
A Few More Days—Allen Bros.
Everything Good to Eat and Drink—
McGrath & Ransford.
Good Things—C. A. Munster.
A Brownie Kodak —Livingston’s
Rich Aggregation of Holiday Gifts—
J. T. Cohen's Sons.
Holiday Goods in Fine Jewelry—Dr.
M. Schwab's Son.
Forced Spreading Out— The Delmon-
Merchandise of All Classes Handled
and Stored—Savannah Warehousing
The Magnet That Attracts— The Con
nor Book Store.
Imperial Pilsener Beep—James
Holiday Slippers—Globe Shoe Cos.
Good Time Now for Buying An Au
tomobile—Electric Supply Cos.
The Ladies' Favorite Store —Gustave
Eckstein & Cos.
Suggestions for Santa Claus—The
Pianos—Phillip's & Crew.
Christmas Presents for Men and
Women—At the Bee Hive.
Great Clothing Sale—B. H. Levy,
Bro. & Cos.
New Year Resolutions Are Now In
Order—M. S. & D. A. Byck.
The Tall End—Connor & Sullivan.
Charlotte Russe and Ice Cream—Jer
Conklin’s Self-Filling Pen—N. St.
The Best Christmas Gift—Singer
Savannah Theater—Tuesday, Matinee
end Night, “The Smart Set:” Wednes
day night, "The Beauty Doctor.”
Make the Children Happy—Lattl
Boxing Gloves—Edward Lovell's
Well Laundered Linen—Savannah-
Choice Candles and Chocolates—
We Warn You —Rowllnski, Druggist.
Huyler’s Chocolates and Bon Rons—
The Solomon Cos.
Everything Up to Date—Jerry
George's Now Restaurant.
Fine Millinery—H. L. McKindsey.
Christmas Presents—Sternberg & Cos.
Christmas Boxes—W. D. Stmklns A
Block Light—National Plumbing Cos.
You Would Not Think of Visiting—
R. V. Connerat.
Foods —Post urn Food Coffee.
Is There a Limit?—Prof. William
Auction Sains—Household Furniture,
Etc., by C. H. Dorsett, Auctioneer;
Upright Plano, Etc., by C. H. Dorsett,
Red Cross Coffee—Henry Solomon A
Old Harvest Whiskey—Henry Holo
man lr 4on
I hr Weather,
The indications for Georgia and
Ksslern Florida for to-day are for
fair weal her. will, light to fresh north
*tst to mu lb winds.
A PERSISTENT CANDIDATE
There is no doubt that Mr. Bryan
Is planning to Capture the Democratic
nomination for President in 1908, In
his own paper and in other papers ar
ticles from his pen, bearing on the fu
ture of the Democratic party, are ap
pearing all the time. He seems to
think that if he can get the attention
of Democrats at this time, when there
is uncertainty as to the future course
of the Democratic party, he will gradu
ally come to be regarded as the party’s
real leader, and will have but little
difficulty in getting himself chosen its
standard bearer four years hence.
In the current number of the Satur
day Evening Post he h'.is an article on
the “Reorganizing of the Reorganized
Democracy,” in which he points out
that Mr. Roosevelt's overwhelming
success was due not so much to confi
dence in the Republican party and ap
proval of Republican policies 'as to dis
satisfaction with Democratic policies.
In other words, Mr. Bryan wishes to
be understood as holding that if he
had been permitted to make the plat
form the Democratic vote would have
been much larger than it was. Of
course no one can say definitely that
in this opinion he is wrong, but it is
safe to say that three-fifths of the
thinking Democrats are of the opinion
tifat if he had been permitted to have
his way in the St. Louis Convention
the defeat of the Democratic party
would have been more disastrous than
It seems to be pretty generally agreed
that the chief c'ause of the Republican
victory was the desire of the people
to let well enough alone. While the
country was prosperous it was thought
inadvisable to have a change in the
political complexion of the government.
Democrats who thought this way did
not, as a rule, go to the polls, though
some of them doubtless did go and
voted the Republican ticket. And Mr.
Roosevelt's personal popularity con
tributed to the success of his party.
In his article in the Saturday Even
ing Post Mr. Bryan presents the prin
ciples he Was been urging these many
years as the basis for reorganizing the
party. He has nothing new to offer.
In view of the fact that these principles
have been twice rejected by the coun
try, and also th'at Mr. Bryan failed to
have a Legislature chosen in his own
state in the recent election favorable
to sending him to the United States
Senate, it is fair to assume that there
would be no chance for success in
1908 if the party were to be reorganized
in accordance with his views.
Of course it is Mr. Bryan's privilege
to urge the reorganization of the Demo
cratic party on any basis he pleases,
but it is a safe prediction that his views
will not prevail, nor will he be the par
ty's standard bearer four years hence.
Unless the signs fail, the South will
play a more important part in Democ
racy's affairs in the future. If that
proves to be the case the party will
not look to the West for a leader.
AN EVIL THAT SHOULD BE REME
While Congress is trying to find out
the business secrets of trusts—the
means by which they wring unjust
profits from the public—it should ap
propriate a little money for an investi
gation of allowances In receivers’
Creditors hesitate to put corporations
and Individuals Into the hands of re
ceivers for the reason that the allow
ances for receivers and attorneys lire
so great that there is but little left
for them when all expenses are paid.
It is better for them, nine cases out
of ten, to accept almost any sort of
a settlement they can get than to put
a debtor into Bankruptcy.
Attention is called to this matter by
the report of the special United States
commissioner In the case of Sully &
Cos. In that case the receivers asked
an allowance of $25,000 and the at
torneys asked for $30,000. The commis
sioner reported In favor of giving the
receivers $16,000 and the attorneys, $20,-
In both state and United States
courts the allowances, in many cases,
are out of all reason. The lawyers
and receivers seem to think bank
rupt estates belong to them, and the
courts apparently agree with them.
There ought to be a reform in this
matter. The receivers and attorneys
should be well paid for their services,
but that doesn’t mean they should get
everything and the creditors nothing.
AS TO THE MINISTRY.
Of late there appears to have been
a great deal of pessimism expressed
in various quarters with respect to the
ministry. It has been asserted that
not as many young men are becoming
candidates for holy orders now as waa
formerly the case, and that In Intel
lectual quality there has ‘been a de
terioration in the men of the cloth as
compared with fifty or a hundred
years ago. Is that true? The current
number of the World’s Work contains
an article by EveTett P. Tomlinson
on the subject. He has made an ex
haustive study of it. Inquiring
of the various denominations con
cerning the number and the character
of the young men seeking the minis
try ns a life’s work. The conclusion
he reaches is that there Is no dearth
of students for the pulpit. Compared
with twenty-five years ago, a marked
and marvelous Increase is shown. Nor,
taken as a whole, is there any de
terioration In the quality of the stu
dents. The Methodists and Episco
palians report a decided Increase In
numbers and advance In mental ca
pacity of the young men who are pre
paring themselves to enter the min
But, It is asserted, there Is a mark
ed change In the sources of pulpit sup
ply. The West and the South provide
a much larger proportion of students
then the East. The response Is
grester In the newer regions than the
older; greater In the country than In
the city; greater from the smaller
churches then from Ihe larger.
Mr. Tomlinson believes that th#
chief causes that tend to keep young
men from the ministry srs "the pover
ty of th* calling, the fssr of lutellec
tusl and moral freedom, th# convic
tion that the petty outweighs the larg
er In lha work, and th* suspicion of
tbs pMNMnt beneficiary system. But
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heresy, or the fear of its smirch, is
the greatest obstacle.”
The colleges without exception have
reported to Mr. Tomlinson the preva
lence In them of a higher type of life,
and of the attendance of a larger num
ber of religiously-inclined students
than ever before. On the whole, there
fore, it seems that there is no good
ground for pessimism. The ministry
is not threatened with dry-rot. It is
still virile. But the pulpit is not
in these days so far above the level
of the auditorium as it was a hundred
YOLNG WIVES IN INDUSTRY.
Under the above title Prof. Simon N.
Patten, of the chair of political econ
omy in the University of Pennsylvania,
In an article in the Independent, ar
raigns the modern American home and
its principles for their discouragement
of marriage. Formerly, he said, men
were glad to marry young, because
wives were regarded as economical
helps. Now they marry later in life,
or not at all, because of changed con
ditions. Woman engaged in agrieul
tual pursuits formerly, and had her
place in the productive industries. But
a wife must now "buy her chickens and
not raise them; she must buy her but
ter and not churn it, and buy her car
pet and not weave it. Yet poultry
raising, dairying and weaving, which
are now productive industries, were
classified formerly as married women’s
work, so that wlVes and mothers were,
in fact, primarily income earners, and
only in a subsidiary way income sav
ers as utilizers of chicken bones, curd
and cotton scraps."
New ideals have taken the places of
the old. There is a sentiment against
the employment of married women in
gainful occupations, notwithstanding
the earning power of their husbands
may be inadequate to meet the dou
bled needs of a married life. If the
husband’s pay envelope contains only
$lO a week, that sentiment still pro
tests against the wife engaging in
poultry raising, dairying or weaving.
The '‘married granddaughters of the
butter-maker incur censure if they
cross the street to employ themselves
in the dairy store there, even while
their grandmothers are praised for
thrift and energy. The truth is, wom
an's work has been taken away from
her home, and she must follow it out
into the world.” But society forbids
her to follow it. She must conform to
the canons of society, which forbid
work by married women whose hus
bands have incomes, however small, on
pain of losing social caste. This mistak
en sentiment, due partly, Prof. Patten
thinks, to errors of education, has re
sulted in the creating of the “non
producing American girl” and the lim
iting of the possibilities of Ameri
can homes. And, being a non-pro
ducer, the young wife is more than
apt to be a poor domestic economist.
Having none of the cares of creating the
income, she does not know how to
spend it properly.
Prof. Patten's argument is for a re
turn to the old, simple principles of
life, which made the man the natural
money-maker of the family, but left
the wife free to exercise her talents
and energy In gainful occupations to
supplement the income of the husband.
WHAT WAS LAWSOVS PURPOSE?
There is a great deal of speculation
as to what the purpose of Thomas W.
Lawson, the Boston broker, was In
urging holders of certain stocks to sell,
and thus contributing to the panicky
condition of the New York stock mar
ket which prevailed on Tuesday, Wed
nesday and Thursday of last week. On
Thursday there was such a sensational
fall In the prices of stocks that it was
thought for a time there would be a
repetition of Black Friday scenes.
Mr. Lawson had been filling the
newspapers with advertisments, telling
the holders of certain stocks to sell
every share they had of such stocks,
and it seems he supplemented these
advertisement with telegrams of a dis
aster-creating kind to newspapers. That
his efforts had a marked effect on the
stock market there is no doubt.
Was hts object to fill his own pocket
from the wrecks of the little fortunes
of the small holders of stocks, or did
he hope to bring disaster to some of
the big holders against whom he is
supposed to have a feeling of bitter
enmity? The fact that he has become
widely, and rather favorably, known
recently through his story, "Frenzied
Finance,” running In one of the maga
zines, helped him in carrying out hls
purpose In bringing about a sensational
fall In the prices of some of the best
known stocks. It is estimated that on
Thursday alone there was fully 3,000,-
000 shares sold. If the average loss on
these shares was only $5 a share It
will be seen that the total loss was
The evidence seems to be that the
losers were small holders—persons who
had only a few hundred or a few thou
sands of dollars. If Mr. Lawson was
really responsible for the semNpanic
there are a good many people who will
think about as badly of him as he has
tried to make the public think of Ad
dicks, the Delaware gas man.
When the Department of Commerce
and Labor was created It was thought
that at last we were going to see the
Inside of the great corporations, the
trusts, as they are called. There was
going to be publicity in respect to their
Asa matter of fact has there been
publicity? Do we know any more
about the Inside workings and earn
ings of trusts than we did before that
department of the government was es
tablished? Representative Baker of
New York, In some remarks he made
before the House on Friday, said he
hail no fault to find with the amount
appropriated for the Investigation of
trusts, but he did find fault with the
Bureau of Corporations for not spend
ing the money that had been appro
priated for Investigating trusts. He
had bean told, he said, by one who was
In a position to know, that the books
of one of the great corporations had
barn examined by th* sx|M>rt* of th*
bureau, and they were unable to tell
whether or not the corporation made
si,eoo,w or 114X1,M,Mt* a year. The
inference from what Representative
Baker said was that the information
which the Department of Commerce
had collected respecting trusts was
It ought not to be so difficult a
matter to get the facts in regard to
the profits of trusts. There is the
steel-rail trusts, for instance. Is it
not known Just about what its profits
are? A congressman ought to be able
to figure out for himself the profits
of the steel-rail makers. And yet,
according to Representative Baker,
the experts of the Bureau of Corpora
tions are in the dark respecting the
profits of the corporations they have
It would be a good thing if the bu
reau were to get other experts. If the
Department of Commerce is good for
anything, now is the time to demon
strate it. The fact that it hasn’t
found anything worth reporting opens
the way for the suspicion that its
hunt for information isn't very sin
The Japanese paid a tremendous
price in human lives for the possession
of 203-Meter Hill. But they claim that
they have now accomplished all that
they hoped for by means of its posses
sion. They have practically destroy
ed the Russian fleet in the harbor of
Port Arthur, rendering it useless for
either offensive or defensive purposes.
It cannot be of the slightest assistance
to Admiral Rojestvensky, if the Sec
ond Pacific squadron should be suc
ceed in reaching those waters, and
Admiral Togo is left superior in fight
ing power to the adversary that is sail
ing to meet him. Taking this view of
the matter, it may be that the posses
sion of 203-Meter Hill was worth all
that it cost.
A suit filed in 'a New York cCurt the
other day against Mrs. Howard Gould
by a firm of dressmakers showed that
in something less than six weeks Mrs.
Gould had ordered from this one firm
dresses amounting in value to $3,760.
That Is above SSOO a week for dresses,
assuming that no order was given to
any other firm. For the six weeks,
Mrs. Gould’s dressmakers' bill amount
ed to enough to have paid for a com
fortable cottage for an ordinary work
The Baltimore Sun is of the opinion
that Senator Bacon's plea for the re
peal of the Fifteenth Amendment is
about as timely as the arrival of the
iceman in a snowstorm.
—Eduard von Hartsmann Is the first
German philosopher who has lived to
see one of his works reach its eleventh
edition. It is his “Philosophy of the
Unconscious,’’ which first appeared In
—Edwin H. Conger, United States
minister at Pekin, is said to expect to
return home the middle of next year,
not to return to the Orient. It has
been intimated that he may be ap
pointed to represent the United States
—Emperor Francis Joseph has chos
en Admiral Baron von Spaun, former
ly commander of the Austrian navy,
to be the fifth member of the Anglo-
Russian North Sea Commission, In case
the other four members fall to agree
upon the fifth member.
—Sir William Macdonald, the wealthy
tobacco manufacturer of Montreal, will
establish a large agricultural college
In St. Anne, a few miles distant from
Montreal, at an outlay exceeding sl,-
000,000. He has purchased several
hundred acres of land and Prof. James
W. Robertson, former Commissioner of
Agriculture and Dairying, has been
engaged to take charge of the Insti
Bill—“ Did you have your head shin
gled when you were a lad” Jill—“No,
not my head.”—Yonkers Statesman.
Blbson—“The musician touched hls
notes very gently.” Glibson—“Yes, but
the banker was even more gentle, he
wouldn’t touch them at all.”—Town and
Jerrold—"l can't get any speed out
of that auto you sold me. You told me
you had been arrested six times in it.”
Hobart—"So I was, old cltap. For ob
structing the highway.’’—Puck.
“Let me see, a cynic Is a man who
is tired of the world, is he not?” the
young student of language asked. “No,
no, my child.” replied the knowing
tutor. “A cynic is a man of whom the
world Is tired.” —Pick-Me-Up.
“War,” said the delegate to the peace
conference, "is the most destructive
thing on earth. “Did you ever see a
■feeing automobile with a drunken
chauffeur?” asked the man who had
become artful by dodging.—Cincinnati
“Senator Bacon of Georgia,” notes
the Springfield Republican (Ind.),
“writes to a friend that he would ac
cept a reduction In the South's repre
sentation in Congress If the North
would consent to the repeal of the fif
teenth amendment. So long as that
amendment endures, he declares that
the ’white men of the South should
stand together upon the issue of white
supremacy and opposition to negro rule
and negro office-holding.’ Mr. Bacon Is
one of the South's most conservative
The Philadelphia Record (Dem.)
says: “While the politicians and the
ship owners and builders and a con
gressional commission are trying to
arrange a scheme for hiring men to
go Into the shipping business, the Har
vester Trust, which exports $29,000,000
worth of farm Implements and machin
try annually, has organized a steam
ship company, which will run at first
to French ports, but may extend Its
field of operations. Small shippers,
who cannot have steamship lines of
their own, have no trouble in getting
cargo space for their products to be
sent to all quarters of the globe.”
The Norfolk Landmark (Dem.) says;
“There Is nothing that can keep this
section from forging to th# front. The
South Is launched upon a career of
marvelous industrial development.
That means a gain In desirable popula
tion, a gain In wealth, and a gain In
influence. Let the Platts and the
Crutnpackers go ahead. Let the other
Northern and Western senator* deal
as they ses fit with the proposition to
rsdure th# number of our national leg
islators. If as Is very doubtful—they
decide lo Indorse such a proposition,
the South will not #n)oy It, of course,
but the South will accept it gladly
rather than return to th* old blight of
an unrestricted electorate. Our peo
ple are In a position to take g very
philosophic view of the subject.”
Charles M. Pepper, the newspaper
man who was appointed a commission
er on the Intercontinental Railway
Commission, tells an amusing story,
in which the main figure is Henry Nor
man, the British journalist, says the
Denver Republican. Norman visited
Washington 'a few years ago.
One evening just before the departure
of the Britisher it was determined to
put up a joke on him at the Press
Club. A Mr. Decker was selected to
be the perpetrator. This gentleman
arose from his seat, and, taking a
small bell from his pocket, addressed
Mr. Norman as follows:
“Sir, I have been designated by my
fellow members to convey to you an
expression of our pleasure. On behalf
of the National Press Club of Washing
ton I am instructed to give you this
As he uttered the word "ring” Mr.
Decker rapped the bell smartly and
placed it on the table.
It was plainly to be seen that the
Englishman was taken aback. After
a good deal of hemming'and hawing he
“Mr. Decker and members of the Na
tional Press Club, words fail me. lam
overwhelmed. With respect to this gift,
which I am pleased to receive, I sup
pose that Mr. Decker, as was only na
tural in the embarrassment of the mo
ment, for we newspaper men are no
toriously poor speakers, has made a
mistake; for he has, as you see, given
me a bell instead of a ring.”
The Rival Leaders.
When "Uncle Joe” Cannon entered
the House yesterday morning about a
minute before the noon hour he looked
searchingly about the chamber as
though expecting someone, says the
Washington Post. It was soon evi
dent that he was, for as he crossed
the lobby threshold Representative
John Sharp Williams, the Democratic
leader, advanced down the center aisle
at a swift pace. The two met direct
ly in front of the Speaker’s sanctuary.
“Uncle Joe” threw his right arm about
the neck of the Southern Congress
man and his political opponent, and
grasped the latter’s right hand with
his left. The two held a whispered
conversation, while everybody on the
floor held his breath. It looked as
though a scheme were being hatched
up between the party leaders.
But there wasn’t. Represenattive
Williams had asked the Speaker about
a little appointment he wanted, and
“Uncle Joe” was simply telling him:
“It's all right, my boy; I’ve fixed it,
Hnrd to Distinguish.
"Sir Philip Burne-Jones,” said a
Philadelphia millionaire, according to
the Denver Times, “dined with me
during his American tour. We talked
of the conceit that a little success is
apt to engender in young artists, and
Sir Philip said:
“ 'My father used to tell of a young
English nobleman who took to paint
ing. He did passable work, got in
numerable commissions from million
aire tradesmen, and became, in a small
way, a lion.
“ ‘He insisted on driving my father
to his studio one day to see his work.
“ 'Here are my two latest things,' he
said, on their arrival. 'They are en
tirely different in subject and in treat
ment, but I’m sure you’ll like them
both. One is a portrait of my uncle,
copied from an old fashioned photog
graph. The other is a painting of my
grandmother doing some needlework.’
“ ‘My father looked carefully at both
paintings for a moment. Then he
“ ‘Which one did you say was your
What’s In a Namef
Representative Olmsted of Pennsyl
vania says that old Dr. Levi Bull was
a clergyman of the Episcopal faith,
and lived in Chester county, his state,
many years ago. The good old doc
tor was called upon to baptize a child,
the offspring of a family with the sur
name of Frog, says the Baltimore Her
ald. Without any preliminary obser
vations the father and mother were
called to the front at the end of the
second part or lesson of the service.
“Name this child,” said the doc
“We name it after you, sir,” said the
mother, in a low voice, as she hand
ed the baby to the doctor.
"Oh, but you named the last after
me. It was christened Levi,” said the
“Well, doctor, call this one after your
And so the minister did, christening
it Bull, and the youngster went forth
with the cognomen of Bull Frog.
A schoolboard official called at the
home of a pupil whose absence had ex
tended over a week and inquired of
the lad’s mother the cause, says the
Birmingham (England) Post.
"Why,” she said, "he’s past his thir
teenth year, an’ me and hls father
think he’s after having schooling
"Schooling enough! Why, I did not
finish my education until I was 23.”
“Be that so.” said the mother, "but
that lad of ours has got brains.”
Ze> Vance’i Panti.
One of the famous story tellers of all
time wals Senator Zeb Vance of North
Carolina, says the New York Press.
He even told stories about his good
wife that paralyzed his colleagues in
the Senate. Willie Bruce Dowd has
seen fit to publish Vance’s article on
“The Scattered Nation," an amazing
ly interesting survey of the Jewish
people as we know them in commer
cial and social life to-day. It is what
we journalists call “good stuff.” Dowd,
whom I do not know, has prefixed a
brief account of Vance’s life, and in it
Is this bit of doggerel;
How dear to my heart is the pants of
When fond recollection presents them
The pants that I wore in the deep
And likewise the grove where the
The wide-spreading seat with Its little
The pockets that bulged with my
luncheon for noon;
And also with marblea and flshworms
And gum drops and kite strlnga from
March until June.
The little patched trousers, the made
The high-water trousera that fit me
No pantaloons ever performed greater
In filling the hearts of ua youngsters
They made the descent from Adolphus
Right down through a family of ten
Through no fault of mins known to
me or to others
I'm the tanderest branch on our big
And having done service for nine older
They come down to ms slightly bag
ged at the knee.
The little patched trousers, the sec
The old family trousers that hoggsd
at th# knee
HOW THEY LOOK OUT FOR US.
From the Washington Post.
“I am very hungry. Let us go down
to the restaurant.”
"Wouldn't It be disrespectful while
the message is being read? I. too,
am hungry, but I think we had better
This conversation occurred yesterday
afternoon at the rear of the Senate
chamber. Senator W. Murray Crane,
of Massachusetts, lean and lank, was
the first speaker. Senator Philander
C. Knox, plump and well fed, was the
second speaker. Both had copies of the
President’s message, which they had
read through from first page to last
page. In this they had been more rapid
than the Senate clerk, who still had a
half hour's work ahead of him.
“But don’t you see those vacant
chairs?" pleaded Mr. Crane. “Other
Senators are absent.”
“Probably they have important com
mittee business,” quoth Mr. Knox.
"I fear it would be rude for us to
leave in the midst of the reading.”
The Massachusetts senator subsided
for several minutes. The pangs of hun
ger soon reminded him again how un
interesting the formal reading of the
"I say, Knox,” he reiterated; "I had
only a light breakfast this morning.
It seems to me proper enough for us
both to go out.”
"I am in doubt about it,” replied the
former Attorney General. "It might
be a breach of etiquette for new
The argument pro. ,and con. con
tinued in the same vein for several
moments, when the Pennsylvanian
capitulated and the two descended, in
spite of their scruples about the pro
priety thereof, to the restaurant.
There, as they seated themselves at
a table, they were amazed to behold
practically the entire Senate member
ship enjoying a midday meal, with lit
tle thought of what was going oil
SALT TO REVIVE FROZEN FLY.
From the Philadelphia Press.
The host, a prominent banker and
society man, made the announcement
that it was possible to bring a fly to
life again after the latter had been
on ice for some time and was seem
ingly ready for the coroner's verdict.
“Frozen to death.” Naturally every
one laughed at what appeared to them
to be a wild yarn of the imagination.
There was only one thing for the
host to do, so he promptly bet all the
guests that he could bring a frozen
fly to life,, and the guests were eager
to wager that he could not.
A maid was sent for some ice, and
by careful maneuvering she also man
aged to catch three flies. The host
took one of the flies, placed it between
two big chunks of ice, with another
chunk over the top, and there the fly
was left tp cool off.
A little later the fly was removed
from the ice and placed on a piece of
cardboard, and there was no doubt in
the minds of the guests that the fly
was frozen stiff, for there was not the
slightest movement of either the wings
The host carefully covered the fly
with table salt, and then told the eag
er watchers to keep a close watch.
Five minutes went by, but there was
not the slightest movement from the
salt, and the guests made ail manner
of fun of their host.
Eight minutes had passed, and then,
to the extreme wonderment of all ex
cept the host, the fly, crawled out of
the pile, and, after walking about the
table and getting rid of the salt, flew
away. And the host was vindicated.
WHY HE GREW OLD.
Bitter memories of a sinful life which
has gone all wrong make premature
furrows in the face, take the bright
ness from the eyes, and the elasticity
from the step, and makes one’s life
sapless and uninteresting.
We grow old because we do not
know enough to keep young, Just as
we become sick and diseased because
we do not know enough to keep well.
Sickness is a result of Ignorance and
wrong thinking. The time will come
when a man will no more harbor
thoughts that will make him sick or
weak than he would think of putting
his hands into fire. No man can be
sick if he always has right thoughts
and takes ordinary care of his body.
If he will think only youthful thoughts
he can maintain his youth far beyond
the usual period.
If you would “be young when old,”
adopt the sundial’s motto —“I record
none but hours of sunshine.” Never
mind the dark or shadowed hours.
Forget the unpleasant, unhappy days.
Remember only the days of rich exper
iences; let the others drop into obli
It is said that “long livers are great
hopers.” If you keep your hope bright
in spite of discouragements, and meet
all difficulties with a cheerful face, it
will be very difficult for age to traco
its furrows on your brow. There is
longevity in cheerfulness.
THE COUSIN OF THE KING.
New York Letter In Baltimore Sun.
The Italian King’s act In conferring
the Great Cordon of Sts. Mauritius
and Lazarus on J. Pierpont Morgan
in recognition of his returning to Italy
the famous cope of Areoli, stolen and
sold to Mr. Morgan, makes Mr. Mor
gan “a cousin of his majestly.” When
he visits Italy he will rank as a rela
tive of the monarch. The King could
confer only one higher honor on him.
The Order of Mauritius and Lazarus
is of five classes. Mr. Morgan belongs
to the highest class. The order was
originally an ecclesiastical one, and
was founded by Amadeus VIII of Sa
voy In 1434. It was suppressed in 1802
and was restored by Victor Emman
uel of Sardinia in 1816, and reconsti
tuted by Victor Emmanuel II in 1868.
Three of the classes are for persons
who are recommended by the Italian
Parliament to the King for honor. The
choice of recipients of the other two
decorations rests absolutely with the
CONTAGION AND DIRT.
From the Montreal Witness.
Dirt is contagious. If anybody
doubts it let him observe the streets.
Littered with all sorts of rubbish, they
offet- a positive invitation to everybody
to toss or sweep hls surplus matter
Into them. If the streets were kept
In a proper state of cleanliness no de
cent person at least would think of
throwing anything upon the roadway
or in the gutters.
There is also a moral effect. Clean
ly surrounding beget clean habits. Chil
dren going to and from school are un
consciously Influenced by what they
see, and dirty streets being a standing
exnmple of untidiness in those to whom
they naturally look for leading, they
grow Indifferent and careless. Thus
the toleration of dirt on the streets
becomes not only a menace to health
but an influence for evil.
Considerations of this sort may have
no place In the average aldermanlc
mind, which seems to take its inspira
tions from mediaeval times, when the
public thoroughfares were the common
—E. W. Hoch, Governor-elect of
Kansas, has religious scruples against
dancing. Therefore there will be no
Inaugural ball at Topeka next Jan
uary. Not aven to comply with old
established custom will he allow the
mansion to become a temple of terpsl
chore. Mr. Hoch Is superintendent of
a buinluv-school and a leading Meth
odist , There Is a liquor cabinet and
a billiard table In the mansion and
doubtless these will have to go before
the arrival of the Hoch family.
Dry, moist, scaly tetter, all form*
of eczema or salt rheum, pimples
and other cutaneous eruptions pro.
ceed from humors, either inherited,
or acquired through defective dl.
gestion and assimilation.
To treat these eruptions with
drying medicines is dangerous.
The thing to do is to take
Which thoroughlycleans 3 the blood,
expelling all humors and building
up the whole system. They cure
Hood's Ssrsapsrill* permanently cured J.
G. Hines, Franks, 111., of eczema, from which
he had suffered for some time; and Miss
Alvina Wolter, Box *l2, Algona. Wis., of pim
ples on hor face and back and chafed skin on
her body, by which she had been greatly
troubled. There are more testimonials ia
favor of Hood's than can be published.
Hood’s Sarsaparilla promises to
cure end Vonno the promise.
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