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Oapjilnbl law lijr The Hobb-Merrill Cnmpair
Tiiomns Ardmore and Henry Malm
nrtnwolil sttimlilo upon Intrlmip wlicn tho
govprnorn of Kortli nml South Cnrollnn
am reported to Iiuvm i---urrcl-d. nrwwolil
Blllm himself with Jlorlmra OshoniP,
ilnuBlitrr or tlio Kovernor of South Caro
lina, wlillo Anlmorc espouses tlio rnuso of
Jerry Dangc-mi-lil, dauRhtcr of .thi- pov
rnor of North Cnrollnn. Them- two IiuIIch
(rylriK to fill th- hIiocs of thclrfii
thcrs. while Hi" Inllor are nilsalni;. Both
fttntr-i uro In n turmoil over ono Apph
nclKhl, tin outlnw with Kreat polltlenl In
(luenre. Unawnre of each other's posi
tion, both UrlKWoIcl ami Arclmoro hoi out
to make the other prowecute. Holh have
forc:8 KCoutlriK the border. UrlHwnlil cap
tures ApplewelKht. hut .lorry llnd hlin
nml takes him to Ardsley, her own pris
oner. Anlmore ariehts n man on his
RroiK-rty who says he Is Gov Oslinrnu.
lennwhlle nnothcr man Is arreHted flu
AppIowelKht hy the South Carolina
mllllla. The North Carolina mllltla Is
culled Into action When Col. OllllnKWa
ler, Jorry'R llance, finds that real war Is
afoot, he llees. AppIewelKht Is talten se
cretly hy Ardmore nnd lodKcd In a Jnll In
Houlh Carolina. IlcfurnlnR to Anlsley,
Anlmore finds that Illlllmni. the hanker,
and Foster, treasurer of North Carolina,
hnvo hcen nrrested. Hnrlmrn Oshorno ar
rives nt Ardsley. Dlsputo ns to who has
tho mil Applewtlght rfsults In the Iden
tification of tho man Jailed hy Ardinorn In
South Carolina ns tho outlaw.
CHAPTER XIX. Continued.
"Any man," said Jerry, lifting hor
chin slightly, "who would linpersonnto
tho governor of South Carolina would,
beyond question, bo utterly Insano
and nn object of compnsslon. I'rof.
Grlswold, will you pleaso produco
your imaginary Applowclght, as nt
this hour Mrs. AtchlHon usually serves
tea. Lot us theroforo mako haste."
Ono of Grlswold's rotlnuo ran off to
summon tha prisoner, who wns guard
cd by half a dozen soldiers nenr at
'fiie company In the bunKHb'w woro
all laughing heartily at somo sully by
tho adjutant gonornl of South Caro
lina, who insisted upon giving a light
note to tho proceedings, when hurried
footsteps sounded on tho vornnda and
ft ncrgeant appeared In ftio doorway
The. adjutant general, annoyed at
being interrupted in tho tolling of a
new story, frowned and bado tho ser
geant produco bin prisoner. At once
a man was thrust Into tho room, a
tall man, with a short, dark beard and
slightly Hloopliig Hhouldors. Tho
'strong llcht at his bnck mndo it diffi
cult for tho peoplo grouped nbou tho
tabic to sco his fnco clearly, but tlio
air somehow scorned charged with
olectrlclty, and nil bont forward,
straining for a' sight of tho cnptlvo.
Aa ho stood framed in tlio doorway
lilu faco was slowly disclosed to them,
and thoro nppoared to b" u humorous
f.winklo In his oycB. Boforo nny ono
ripokc, lio broko out in a hearty laugh.
Then a cry rose piercingly In tho.
quiet room a cry of nmnzoment
Irom the lips of Jerry Dangorflold,
who had taken a stop forward,
"Oh, papa!" bIio cried,
"The govornor!" roared Col. Dnu
Lcnspcck, leaping ncross tho table.
"It's Gov. DatiRorflold!" shouted
half n dozen men in chorus.
At this moment Mrs. Atchison and
J.Uss Barbara Osborno stole softly in
nnd ranged tllomsclvcs at tho back
of the room.
Tho governor of North Cnrolina
crossed to tho tnblu and took his
, "Jerry, what part do you play In
these nmatour theatricals?"
Jerry rose, thrusting her hnndkor
chief into her sleovo, nnd her lips
trembled slightly, though whether
with mirth or somo snberor emotion
it would bo uimuiilt to say. The room
at onco gavo her attention, seeing
that sho was about to speak.
"Papa, boforo theco peoplo I am not
auhained to confess thnt during your
absonco from riic seat of government
I took It upon mysolf to fill your of
fice to tho best or ny ability, finding
that many important matters were
jirasslng and that you had gono Into
exile without leaving your nddresB
behind. I mndo Mr. Ardmore, tho
uontloman on my left In tho pearl
gray suit and lavciidor tie, first pri
vate Hocretary, nnd then, when occn
sic"! rest-ire!, i-ti!i j-mwrnnr, though
in reality he did nothliiK without my
ntlro approval. I am hnppy to say
that nothing 1ms boon neglected nnd
your reputation as n great stntoHinan
nnd friend of the peoplo has not Riif -
fcreU at our hands. We arrested Mr,
Applowolght. who Is standing thoro
by tho fireplace, and landed him In
the Mingo county Jail as a joko on
Gov. Osborno, and to nppeaso tho de
mands of tho press nnd the Woman'r.
Civic league of Halolgh. The copies
of our correspondence on this and
other mutters will tell you thu story
more complotoly. And ns for Gov.
Osborno, I havo taught him a loaxon
in thu etiquott thnt should obtain be
tween govcn.wa that ho Is not llkoly
to foriD. Yuu will find that wo havo
WILL IS CONTESTED.
Heirs cf W. C. McElrath Are Not
Ulehlleld. Archibald McKlrath, a
bi other, und Hllzabelli MclSlrath, wld
fiw, an Inmato of tho St. Paul asylum,
9mvo tiled objections to tho probnto of
tho will of W. C. McKlrath, who died
at Kullupell, Mont., leaving an estato
or f'Jtf.OOO to Ethel Hare, daughter of
Mm. Tcnnnt In the town of Cedar Mills,
tills county, and Arthur Aylcswortb, his
turtner In Montana.
not hesitated (o grant pardons, nnd
wo havo filled, In ono Instance, tho of
fice of Justlco of tho peace, miuta va
cntit by resignation. Tho key to your
desk, papa, Is behind tho clock on tho
mantel In your prlvnto room."
'Ladles and gentlomcn," began tho
governor of North Carolina, laying n
hnnd upon tho tabic, and with tho
other seizing tho lapel of his rough,
brown coat a poso mndo familiar by
nil his photographs "tho Jails of
North Carolina aro moro uncomfort
able than I had believed them to bo,
nnd I havo taken a Blight cold which
compols mo to bo briefor than this in
teresting occasion demands. You
havo witnessed hero nn exhibition of
llllal devotion that bus, I am cure,
touched uh all. It Is woll worth while
for mo to havo suffered arrest and
Imprisonment to roallzo tho dopth of
my daughter's love and tho Jealousy
with which she has safeguarded ray
private and public honor."
Ho felt for n handkerchlof nnd
touched it gently to his eyes; but
Collins declared iiflerwttid that Gov.
Dangerfleld was exactly like his
daughter and that ono never could bo
sure that his mirth was genuine.
"I was nwaro only yesterday, when
I saw a newspaper for tho first tlmo
In ft wcok, that political capital was
being made of my nbsenco from
Hnleigh; and that my dear frlond, tho
governor of South Carolina, also, was
being called to account for flinching
in the faco of Imperative duty."
"Your friend, governor?" cried Ard
more, unable to restrain himself.
"Certainly, Mr. Arduore," continued
Oov. Dangorflold. "That angry part
ing of ours at New Orleans wns all
for effect to get npneo In tho news,
papors. Wo had confided to each
other that tho enres of stato had
worn ua to an intolerable point and
that wo must havo rest. Brother Ap
plowolght had, I confess, given us
both a great deal of annoyance, nnd
to bo frank, neither Osborno nor I
wished to take tho lnltlatlvo in bin
case. Ho we resolved to disappear,
and go to somo (pilot plnco for rest.
Wo outfitted with old clothes and
came to tho border. Gov. Osborno hns
n it r lK r- v
"Ladles and Gentlemen," Began
n farm over thoro Bomowhoro in
Mingo county nnd wo mndo It our
headquarters; but In roaming about
wo caniu upon that charming shnnty
of yours, Mr. Ardmore, down on tho
Hnccoon. Tho houso wns deserted,
and finding tho marks of tho olllclal
survey running clunrly through tho
timber, wo were amusod to find that
tho houso was partly In North, pnrtly
in South Cnrollnn. Tho thing touched
our fancy. A negro cooked for us
what 1hh become of htm I do not
know. Wo cut ourselves off from tho
mnll and tolcgrnph and received no
niHVHpnpcra until n packet enmo yes
torday, and It wns only n fow nilnutos
after I snw from tho heniMlnes of tho
VIdetto what a row was going on that
I realized that strange things may
happen when thu king goes a-hunt-Ing."
As ho patisod, Mlsu Osborno stepped
forward, tho men making wny for hor.
"If this bu true, Gov. Dangerfleld,
mny 1 ask you, sir, what has beeoino
of' my fnthor?"
Gov. J)angerflold smiled.
"1 l egret, Miss Barbara, that I can
not answer that question; I must re
fer It to my daughter."
Mlss Osborne," responded .lorry,
"wlillo I should bu glad to assist you
In recovering your fnthor iib a slight
return for your hnvlng placed mine
vJ In tho Dllwull county Jail and kept
him there all night, I regret that 1 um
unable to ba of tho slightest help to
The perspiration was bunding Ard
move's blow, but ho smiled as though
In Joy at ,lerry' rcmllnoss.
"Wo havo takau a number of pris
oners," said Ardmore, moating: tho
governor's glance, "and while 1 do not
'think Gov. Osborne can roaslbly bo of
tho number, yet 1 shall be glad to
produce ihcr.i nil. Thero'B a person
In the corn-crib a llttlo way acrons
country whom I captured myself.
MOORHEAD HOLDS ELECTION.
Youth of 23 Becomes City Attorney
by Big Majority.
Moorhond. W. II. Davy was ro-oloct-cd
mayor by n majority of 78 votos.
Low A. Iluntoon of tho First National
bank wnn his opponent. Garfield llus
tad, aged 23 yearB, and, n graduato of
tho law dopartmont of tho Mlnuestca
Unlvorslty, wns electod city attorney.
Hu Is said to bo tho youngest city attor
ney in Minnesota.
beliovo no's now tied to a mulborry
trco n llttlo way down tho road, aa
ho pretonded to bo tho govornor of
South Carolina nnd I feared that bo
might do himself aomo harm "
Before ho censed speaking big Paul
strode lit, mt angry and crestfallen
mnn following nt bis heels.
it was Hnrbara Osborno'a voice;
but whatever of anger or Joy thcro
may havo been In hor words nnd tono
wns lout In tlio shout of laughter that
broko from Gov. Dangcrfiold. Tlio
govornor of South Carolina was In no
such high humor. Ho sputtered,
swore, stamped h foot and struck
tho table with bis clenched hand ns
he demanded to know tho meaning of
tho outrngcotw Indignity to which ho
had been subjected.
Tho more his friend stormed tho
moro Gov. Dangerfleld roared with
laughter, but when ho could control
himself ho laid an arresting arm on
Gov. Osboruo's shoulder, and spoke to
"Barbara, may I nsk whothcr you,
liko my own .lorry, havo been protect
ing your father's fair name during bis
nbsenco; and docs that account for
my night spent in tho Jail at Kildaro?
Gov. Dangcrflold'H laughter got tho
better of him, but Barbara, with dig
nity, turned to hor father.
"it is qulto trtio, Hint finding your
nbsenco occasioning serious remark,
while your attorney goncral took ad
vantage of your nbsenco to annoy me
in n most cowardly fashion, with tho
kind holp of Prof. Grlswold 1 did nil
In my power to thwart your enomlos,
and to show tho people of South Caro
lina that you woro not a man to evado
tho responsibilities of your oHlce. As
to the details of these matters I pre
fer, father, to speak to you in pri
vate" "Prof. Grlswold?" repeated Gov. Os
borno, haughtily. "I believe I havo
not tho honor of the gentleman's nc
qtinlutanco;" whereupon, to caso the
situation, Ardmore presented his old
"Gov. Osborne, allow me to present
Prof. Henry Maine Grlswold, nssoclato
the Governor of North Carolina.
professor of admiralty In tho Univer
sity of Virginia, and tho author of"
"Grlswold?" Tho anger slowly left
Gov. Osborno's fnco. "Do I under
stnnd thnt you bolong to tho Vlrglnln
tide-water family of that naiuo? Then,
sir. without hesitation 1 odor you my
"Osborne," cried Gov. Dangcrfiold,
"wo hnvo ovory reason to by proud
of our dnur,liteiH. They havo dono
their best for in; nnd they seoni to
havo nctod wisely In acroptlng aid
from these gentlemen; and now, what
is to bo dono with Bill Applowclght."
"We hnvo with us that requisition
you left on your desk," exclaimed Bar
bara, turning to her fnthor.
"I'm-afrnld thnt won't help," laughed
Gov. Osborne, "thnt requisition, Bar
bara, Is purely Pickwickian in char
actor." "Tho disposition or Applowclght,"
snid Cooke, "Is a matter of dollcacy
for both of you gontlomen. and you
will pardon mo for thrusting mysolf
forward, but that this affair may ond
happily for all, neither North nor
South Carolina should bear tho bur
den or prosecuting a man to whom
wu may say it ns between friends, here
tho governors of both stntes aro un
der somo trifling obligations."
The governor of North Carolina ox
changed a glance nnd n nod with tho
governor of South Carolina.
"Therefore," resumed Cooke, "wo
must hit upon a plan of action that
will eliminate both states from tho
controversy. 1 will, with your per
mission, turn Applowclght ovor to the
L'nlted Stutc revenue offlcera who
are ovun now In this neighborhood
looking for him."
fro hk coNci.tnirsn.)
Mnny a preacher you!d revise i,u
Koi'inotiH on thu next llfo If hn i.i,..u-
I more nbout this one. St. Louis Times
Will Dig Many Ditches.
Lancastor. Teams nro busy haul
ing coal and studies for tho two dredges
which will commenco ditching opera
tions oast of town early In tho spring
About 7,000 tons of coal have been con
tracted for. Brown & Horsey of Lltch
Hold, who havo contracts for ditch No,
18, commenced hauling last wcok with
a score of teams, nnd another contract
or commences tomorrow. Two moro
ditch contracts will bo lot In a fow
days. Flvo dredges will bo worked on
as many different ditches this Bprlo,
$-(MWe, f !
What .Shall 14 Be,?
bC V; I Y&M4M 1
M PHOIOGRAPHY7 &
,; Despite the fact that so many
are engaged In it and that ama-
', teuro have taken It up with
J such enthusiasm, here Is an oc-
! cupatlon which still offers your
j boy an excellent opportunity to
obtain a livelihood and even to
') accumulate a fortune. The pop-
$ ular competition has not In-
X jured the business.
C By C. W. JENNINGS.
f9( I IB fact that photography Is
iiTmp a proiession oi iiscii, a:ui
inut tuousnnus or men an
over tho world are getting
rich by means of it In splto
of the popular amateur com
petition, has been almost lost sight of
oxcept by those still enguged In tho
business. The more scientific and ar
tistic improvements thnt hnve como
up lmvo enabled thoso following pho
tography for their llfo work to keep
ahead, as they have always done, and
thcro is now a better field than over
for the excrclso of their talonts.
It Is quite likely that your boy, en
thused by tho fair quality of tho pic
tures ho has been able to make with
his cheap llttlo camera, aspires to tho
bigger attainments shown by tho mnn
who has mndo photograph? his busi
ness. It is tho purpose of this ortlclo
to show him somo of tho steps bo will
havo to take to reach tho success ho
First ho should apply to tho propri
etor of tho nenrest Inrge gallery for a
Job, telling him that ho wishes to be
come, a first-claBs photographer. If the
proprietor has no vacancy, npply to
another. The boy need not have bnd
moro than n rudimentary education,
for academic training is not at all
necessary. Getting the job, ho will
discover that ho la little moro than a
porter or a roustabout, swooping out
tho gallery, washing bottles and doing
othor kinds of ordinary labor about
Naturally of an observant nature,
your boy will begin soon to ncquiro a
vagus understanding of how various
things aro done. Ills first gllmpso of
this new knowledge will come in tho
dark room, whoro plates aro removed
from tho holders after "pictures arc
taken" In the studio proper, and other
manipulating Is done.
His first work of really professional
character will be to change plnfes in
theso holders, learning- that the least
bit of light will spoil them, and to dls
UubiiIhIi between tho smooth glass
side and the velvety feeling of the
othor. This must be dono ontlroly by
Bonso of touch, in an nbsolutoly dark
room, or where thcro is only a small
rod light. Then, ns bo has boon watch
ing the shifting and substitution of va
rious backgrounds as different expos
ures are made, ho will learn that for
a bust picture of a womnn wearing
her hat tho background will bo of a
certain kind, nnothcr If hor hat Is off.
still another If tho picture Is to bo
full longth. etc., and ho will attond to
this under direction of tho operator.
Then ho will tako tho negatives,
which havo been mado by an experi
enced man, to the roof or light win
dow nnd mako proofs, which aro to
bo submitted to the customer for ap
proval; will be shown how to put
prluts Into the water for washing and,
when thoy havo been cleansed of all
chemicals, how to put them Into tho
drying rack, how to tako prints thnt
havo properly dried ami mount them
on tho heavy backs, and, finally, will
do printing and toning without hnv
lng to bo watched constantly by bis
Pretty soon, say within n couplo of
years nftor ho has started, your boy
will bo a full-ficdgcd printer and earn
ing anywhere from $12 to $20 a week,
according to the ability ho mnnlfcsts.
This means that ho will tako the nega
tives and mako prints In proper expos
ure and develop Ilium -.tthout having
to bo showu how.
Ills next nml Inst stage, which Is
most Important, will bo that of opera
tor. This Is tho man who poses the
subject In the gallery, knows Just tho
proper background nnd tho necessary
lighting and Blinding to use, tho cor
rect lens and plate, and tho exact ex
posure to bo made, whether of a tenth
of a second or of a minute. Tho pine
lug of tho subject, tho lighting and tho
oxposuro aro tho thlngn that deter
mine tho guide of tho pictures, for al
most anybody can mako good prints
from a good negative, but nobody can
make a fine print frorj a poor one.
Tho minimum pay for an oporator Is
alMiut $25 a week, according to tho
standing and Importance of tho gal
lery, and experts In high-class work
get as much aa $75, or nearly $1,000 a
year. It requires years of experience,
and probably tho development of a
specialty, for an operator to command
$75 a week.
It will require much attention and
practlso to becomo a successful oper
ator. Suppose your boy is employed
In n scientific Institution, such as a
mimcum. Ho may bo asked to riako
n largo picture of a skoloton, shoving
even tho finest of linos In the Individ
ual bones, with nil their perfection of
detail, and yet ho has to make tho
exposure In a poorly lighted room,
with shadows and background all
askew. It Is up to him to know Just
what background to use, how to placo
various reflectors so as to glvo tho
right shadows, and tho exact exposure
required In tho uncertain light to
mako lita negntlvo exactly right tho
first time. If ho failed, It might mean
n waste of as much ns $20 or moro
In mnterlnl. Ho must know this In
stinctively nnd through his experience.
Or ho might bo sent to n cathedral to
mako a. picture of nn nltnr. Obviously
tho altar cannot be moved Into a bet
ter light. Ho must know Just tho lens,
tho proper pnper and tho oxposuro to
bring the perfect result required. How
many amateurs could do tills?
After attaining high skill ns an op
erator, your boy will either get n po
sition ns head of a large corps of pho
tographers employed by tho govern
ment or somo public institution or a
firm thnt makes a specialty of somo
pnrflculnr phaso of photography .or n
museum or other scientific institution,
where he may earn a largo salary; or
elso ho will go into business for him
self. in tho latter caso thcro Is no end
of opportunities; for photographs of
every conceivable thing under tho sun,
from portraits to X-ray pictures In
hospitals, arc In universal demand;
also thoro Is Independent work to bo
dono in photo-engraving, electroplat
ing, lithographing and other lines of
mechanical photo-reproduction. Pho
tographers havo grown rich in con
ducting galleries for portrnit work
alone. Thcro aro persons who aro will
ing to pay as much as $5 to $10 apleco
for their portraits, and tho profits aro
(Copyright, 1310, hy tho Associated Lit
GREATEST OF LEGAL ORATORS
Proud Position That Has Been
corded to William Plnkney
But by Ions odds tho greatest of our
purely legal orators was William
Plnknoy of Maryland. His speeches
wcro the beacon lights that directed
tho footsteps of tho Supremo court
of tho United States in tho formative
period of our government.
Tho great argument in tho Nercldo
prlzo law caso Is steeped in n richer
rhetoric than almost any othor of his
speeches. 'Tho bold figure of Her
cules crushing tho Nemeun lion has
been rcforrod to as ono of the sub
llmest In our oratory.
Seldom has any man been so abund
antly equipped for tho highest dis
plays of eloquence, and this, too, was
largely the result of his later studios.
When sent as an ambassador to Eng
land bo was asked at table ono day
for his opinion on a certain Greek
phrase being dlpcussed at tho tlmo,
and was Ineffably mortified and hu
miliated to confess that ho know noth
ing of the subject under discussion.
Then and thcro was born in him tho
determination to bo n classical schol
ar, and bending himself to tho task
ho becamo in a fow years highly pro
ficient not alono in the ancient but in
tho modern classics as well. His
mind becamo a reservoir of judicial
and literary learning and ills speeches
begnn to bear thu indefinable impress
of hiuntal superiority.
His eloquence satisfied tho Intellect
ns well as tho lovo 'of ornament. No
vocabulary over surpassed his in full
and rounded excellence. Poetic to a
raro degree, yet governed withal by
an almost perfect taste, ho clothed his
largo philosophy in tho sheen of such
a golden stylo as mado It seem qulto
a matter of course that Story and
Marshall should pronounce him "in
comparable" and that he should bo
tho "boast of Maryland and tho prldo
of tho United States." It is not too
much to say that had all of his
speeches before tho Supremo court
and elsewhero been preserved ho
would have been universally esteemed
tho greatest of legal orators In tho
whole world. Ho wns greater than
Isaeus or Lyslas because his vlow was
broader and moro philosophical and
his powers of expression by far moro
poetical captivating and persuasive.
What the Boys Thought.
Dr. Martin G. Brumbaugh of Phila
delphia tells this story on a prom
inent educator who ono day visited
one of the elementary schools.
"Tho teacher asked him If ho
wlshol to ray a word or two," said
Dr. Brumbaugh, 'and ho did. He de
cided to lllustrato a point ho wns
making by a problem in long division,
tho intricacies of which tho class had
just mastered. Ho put down tho nec
essary figures and then said:
" 'Now, let us seo how many times
this number will go into tho other.
Lot us try six, Ho tried six, and, ns
ho Intended, six wouldn't do. 'Well,
lot's try live, then,' ho said. Flvci-was
all right, and ho went ahead with his
"On his way homo that ovonlng ho
overhenrd two small boys with book
bacs under their n.rms and heard this
" 'Say, Bill, did u loiig-whlskorcd.
bald-headed old feller come Into your
"'Yep,' replied Bill.
"'And did ho talk to you?'
"'Yep.' said Hill.
" 'Well, so ho did to us, but tho fun
niest thing, by golly, was that tho old
chump stumpod hlmsolf on an exam
ple in long division.' "
Contrary to Public Policy.
Caller (with n great thought) Don't
you think It would be a splendid thing
if you woro to employ a skilled phys.'
(dan to edit n column In your paper
devoted to ar-sworlng Blck people's
questions and telling thorn how to
euro themselves? Wouldn't It savo
many a poor family from having to
pay a doctor bill?
Kdltor (of Dally Bread) My dear
sir, think of tho thousands of good
doctors In this town who are baroly
keeping soul nnd body logother! Chi
All They Could Find.
"What's all that aolso In tho next
"My wlfo nnd three of her girl
friends are trying to play whist with
only 47 cards In tho pack."
Brief Document is Transmitted to
IS ALL ABOUT RECIPROCITY
President Tells of Nofjotlatlons Lead
ing to the Canndlnr Agreement,
and Asks Early Action Con
firming the Pact.
Washington, April G. President
Taft's messago to tho C2nd congress
in extraordinary bcsbIou was trana
inlttcd to both branches of congress
today. Tho meosago In full was as
To tho senate and houso of repre
sentatives: I transmitted to tho sixty-first
congress on January Cth, last,
tho text or tho reciprocity trade
agreement which had been negotiated
under my direction by tho secretary
of stato with tho representatives of
tho Dominion of Canada. This agree
ment was tho consummation of oar
nest efforts extending over a period
of nearly a year, on tho part of both
governments to effect a trndo ar
rangement which, supplementing as
it did tho amicablo settlement of vari
ous questions of a diplomatic and po
litical character that had been
reached, would mutually promoto
commerce and would strengthen tho
friendly relations now existing.
Tho agreement in its intent and in
its terms was purely economic and
commercial. While tho genoral sub
ject was under discussion by tho com
missioners, I felt nssured that tho
sentiment of tho peoplo of the United
States was such that thoy would wel
come a measuro which would result
in tho increase of trndo on both sldea
of tho boundary line, would open up
tho reserve productive resources of
Canada to tho great mass of our own
consumers on advantageous condi
tions nnd at tho same time offer a
broader outlet for tho excess products
of our farms and many of our Indus
tries. Delulld regarding a negotiation
of this kind necessarily could not
be made public while tho conferences
wero ponding. Hovover, tho full text
of tho agreement with tho accom
panying correspondence and data ex
plaining both its purpose and Its
Gcopo becamo Known to tho people
through tho messago transmitted to
Approved by the People.
It wns immedlntely .apparent that
tho ripened fruits of tho careful labora
of tho commissioners met with wide
spread approval. This approval has
been strengthened by further consid
eration of the terms of tho agreement
in all their particulars. Tho volume
of support which has developed shows
that Its broadly national scope Is
fully appreciated and is responsive to
tho popular will.
Tho house of representatives of tho
Sixty-first congress, after tho full text
of the arrangement with all tho do
tails in regard to the different provi
sions had been before It, aa they were
beforo the American people, passed
tho bill confirming tho agreement as
negotiated and ns transmitted to con
gress. This measure failed of action
in tho senate. In my transmitting
messago of tho 2Cth of January, I fully
set forth tho character of tho agree
ment nnd emphasized its appropriate
ness and necessity as a sosponso to
tho mutual needs of tho peoplo of tho
two countries, ns well as its commoa
advantages. I now lay that message
and tho reciprocal trade agreement,
as Integrally a part of tho present
message, beforo the Sixty-second con
gress and ngaln Invite earnest atten
tion to tho considerations therein ex
pressed. Early Action le Urged.
I nm constrained in deferenco to
popular sentiment and with a realiz
ing sense of my duty to tho great
masses of our people whoso welfare is
Involved, to urge upon your considera
tion early action on this ngreoment.
In concluding the negotiations the
representatives that tho two coun
tries bound themselves to use their
utmost efforts to bring about tho tar
iff changes provided for in tho agree
ment, by concurront legislation at
Washington nnd Ottawa. I havo felt
It my duty, therefore, not to ac
quiesce in relegation of action until
tho oponlng of tho congross in De
comber, but to use my constitutional
prerogative and convoko tho Sixty
second congross In extra session in
order thnt thcro shall bo no break of
continuity In considering and acting
upon this most important subject.
WILLIAM H. TAFT.
Tho White House, April 5, 1911.
Has No Excuse.
"Do you expect to play golf this
"No. I'm on tho water wagon."
Should Be Prepared.
"Thero's ono thing about tho Amor-ican-Japanoso
war If It Is ovor pulled
And what Is that?"
"Ilobson hns given plenty of notlco
to tho moving plcturo concerns."
Hestaurant Proprietor So you were
In your last place for three years.
Why did you leave?
Now Chef I was pardonod. Cath
Widow of C. T. Yerkes Dead.
New York. Mrs. Mary Adelaldo
YorhoR, widow of Charles T. Yerkes,
died tit her homo In this city.
Turns Down Freedom.
Hutchison, Kan. With tears In his
eyes, Alvls Dyer, a prisoner in the
stato reformatory here, bogged that
ho bo not paroled troni the institution.
Dyer Is taking n course In Bertlllon
work In tho reformatory. When noti
fied or his parole ho begged to bo al
lowed another yenr in which to com
plete his course. This was granted.
AID TO MARRIED HAPPINESS
Southerner Evolveo the Panama Cock
tall, Which Makes Man Thought
ful of Wife.
Russell Hopkins, a southerner, who
lives in tho St. Regis, is responslblo
for tho Panama cocktail. Ho and
Charles Luther Burnham were tnlk
lng ovor Hopkins' latest concoction,
which had been placed in tho little
book kept by tho bartender.
"You tako half a pony of brandy,
half a pony of curacao, a third of dry
gin and French or Italian vermouth,
and thcro you aro thoro's your drink
boforo dinner," said Hopkins.
"Yes," interposed Burnham, "it's a
cocktail, all right. One of your
frlonds came in her" tho other day
with moro than $300 in his wallet. Ho
was initiated into tbo mysteries of
tho Panama cocktail. Ho seemed all
right when ho loft, but ho was found
tho following day in a ferry houso
hugging a Bet of furs ho had bought
for his wifo. From what could bo
gleaned from him he had, on a pass
ably warm day, thought his wlfo
ought tq havo new furs, and with
that idea, he went to a storo and
spent all tho cash in his pockotbook
for a set. N;ew York Press.
Traveling by Wheelbarrow.
"I must hasten on to Plug-Yiug.
This trip of 45mlles was to be under
taken, to our huge delight, in wheel
barrows, but in two days, with a Chl
neso inn for tho night. Bishop Scott
and I wero on ono barrow, Lancaster
followed on tho second, tho luggago
in a third. We did It luxuriously,
with throe men in each barrow ono
in front, one behind on tho handle;,
and a third with a rope In front of
"Aro there springs in tho barrow?
Certainly not; it would bo no fun if
thcro wero. Bumps? Of course. On
tho first day wo calculated wo had 25.
000 of them; tho best were caused by
drops of six inches or moro from one
stono to another. I got quite used to
them, and found I could sleep
stretched luxuriously on my mat
tress." Bishop Montgomery In Mis
Much Easier to Handle.
Mabel Fathor's so glad you're a
Scribbler Ah, liko yourself, ho
Mabel Ob, no. But you soo poets
can't fight. Tho last lover of mine he
tried to throw out wns a football
"If tho Japaneso want to fight us,"
said tho nervous man, "why don't they
"Perhaps," replied tho calm and col
lected porson, "they aro waiting for
moro tips from our military experts
on how to proceed."
A Cold Comparison.
"So you aro going to glvo up po
etry?" "I am," replied tho earnest youth
"I'm goln to study medicine. A
prescription commands enormously
m6ro respect than a poem.''
"I heard ho was in bad odor with
her family. Is that true?"
"Draw your own conclusions. It was
a ccntless marriage."
Very Plain In Some People.
A great many people go on suffering
from annoying ailmonta for a long
timo boforo they can get their own.
consent to givo up tho Indulgence
from which their troublo arises.
A gentleman in Brooklyn describes
his oxporlonco, as follows:
"I becamo satisfied' somo months
ago that I owed tho palpitation of the
heart from which I Buffered almost
dally, to tho uso of coffee, (I had been
a coffeo drinkor for 30 years) but I
found it very hard to givo up tho bev
orago. "One day I ran across a very sen
Bible and straightforward presenta
tion of tho claims of Postum, nnd
was so impressed thereby that I con
cluded to glvo it a trial.
"My experienco with it was unsat
isfactory till I learned how it ought
to bo proparod by thorough boiling
for not les3 than 15 or 20 mluutes.
After I learned that lesson thero was
"Postum proved to bo a most palat
ablo and satisfactory hot beverage,
and I havo usod it over elnco.
"Tho effect on ray health has been
most salutary. Tho heart palpitation
from which I used to suffer so much,
particularly after breakfast, has dis
appeared and I never havo a return ot
It except when I dlno or lunch away
from homo and drink tho old kind of
coffeo because Postum la not served.
I find that Postum cheers and Invig
orates whllo it produces no harmful
stimulation." Namo given by Postum
Co., Battlo Creek, Mich.
Ten days' trial proves an eyo opener
Read tho llttlo book, "Tbo Road to
Wellvllle," in pkgs. "There's a Rea
son." Ever runil the nbore IrUer? A new
onr appear (ram time to time. Ther
ore itrnulnr, true, tand full ot fcntaaa
i 5; it'll
fMM bor Jill
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