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Id the Stonewall mine, Han Diego
Sounly, CsL, n earthquake no twist
td the shaft that the timbers were
fulled around to the opposite sides of
3e shaft from their original positlou.
A man was arrested at Baltimore
lection day because be Insisted on
telling people that It would take only
Ifteen million horses, twelve thousand
lerricka and eight hundred mllea of
ropes and chains to move the world
Venezuela Is In search of alligator
banters. The Venezuelan waters are
Call of these reptiles, and good money
an be made ty killing them, ax the
(kins are valuable and the oil, which
an be abstracted, also brings good
Swiss watchmakers have now added
phonograph to some of their wonder
ful watches. A small rubber diic Is
put In the watch and arranged in sucjj
way tha. the record In' repeated ev
ery hour. Aiii't tiliiff can be put on the
record that the owner wishes.
In captivity elephants always stand
Cp when they sleep, but when In the
Jungle, In their own land and home,
tney lie down. The reason given for
the difference between the elephant in
captivity and In freedom Is that the
nlmal never acquires complete confi
dence In his keepers and always Ion
The crew of the whaler I.ara Han
Sen Kavv, according to the Indianapolis
News, frozen In a monster Iceberg a
female polar bear and two cubs, the
cubs nestling against the mother. The
berg stood out of the water fully PXJ
feet and the ice wherein the bears
were entombed was clear as a crystal.
How long the animals had been locked
tn their winter palace is a matter of
conjecture, but they were at least 2.'
feet above the, water.
A trial was recently made In Austria
to decide In how short a time living
trees could be converted Into news
papers. At Liscuthal, at 7-!5 In the
morning, three trees were Kawn down;
t 0:30 the wood, having been stripped
of bark, cut up, and converted Into
pulp, became paper, and passed from
the factory to the press, whence the
first printed and folded copy was Is
sued at 10 o'clock. So thiitHn 14,"i min
utes the trees had tieeouie newspapers.
A well-kuown artist was once en
paged upon a sacred picture, according
to "Mainly About People." A very
handsome old model named Smith sal
for the head of Ht. Mark. Artist and
model became great friends, but when
the picture was finished they loHt
sight of one another. One day, how
ever, the artist, wandering about the
Zoological Gardens, came upon his old
model, 'lth a broom In his hand, look
ing very disconsolate, "Hullo, .Smith,"
eald he; "you don't look very cheery.
What are you doing now'''. "Well. I
ain't doln' mucn, sir, and that's n fact
I'm engaged in these 'ere gardens
n-ciciinin' bout the helephants' stables
a nice occpyntion for one o' the twelvt
apostles, ain't It, sir?"
N-RAYS SHOULD BE PINK.
They Indicate a Good Life, Hnjs Dr.
The Lancet publishes a letter from
Dr. Hooker on the results of three
years' experiments with tlie ItlondloU
N-rays emitted by the liumiui body.
Dr. Hooker says lie has established
the fact that these rays differ In color
according to the character and tem
perament of a person, and also that
the rays are not merely heat vibra
tions, as he proved by passing rays
from his own hand through the fore
arm of ft corpse to a prepared screen
which Immediately showed Increased
luminosity. In reference to the dif
fering colors of the rays, Dr. Hooker
"Kays emanating from a very pas
loimte man have a deep red hue.
One whose keynote In life Is to be
good and to do good, throws off pink
rays; an ambitious man emits oranga
rays; a deep thinker throws olT deep
blue; a lover of art and refined sur
roundings, yellow; un anxious, de
pressed person, gray; one who leads
t low, debased lire, muddy brown
rays; a devotional, good meaning per
son, light blue; progressive minded,
light green, and physically or mentally
111 person, dark green rays."
Dr. Hooker admits Unit his slate
mont may be received at first with
B smile of Incredulity, but he Is con
fident It will sooner or litter be accept
ed as a fact. He further says he has
proved that N-rays are not only given
Off by the human body, but by objects
which have been In contact there
with. He obtained this Impression
from a letter thirty years old, which
proved that the rays are radioactive
tnd retain their power on the paper on
which writing is made. London Ca
ble tn the New York Sun.
Tl'uine ni Uianil'eirtants.
It Is a well-known fact that workers
tmong lavender beds seldom take In
fectious ailments nnd those engaged In
die perfumery trade are singularly free
from them. A good perfume In thr
old days was considered an excellent
disinfectant The doctors then used to
carry walking sticks with sliver or
gold knotts. These opened with a lid.
disclosing a tiny vinaigrette box. which
the physician held to hla nose when
entering rooms containing patients III
with any Infectious disease.
There are two ways of paralyslni
four neighbors: one Is to get a di
em tnd tha other la to go abroad.
Do ynalwaln koop an appoint
ment, or Jnat claim to?
On! Had W ft m tie Isle.
)! bad we some bright little Ula of our
a a blue summer ocean, far off and
Vhere a leaf never dies In tha atill
iud the Ix-e banquets on through a whole
year of flowers;
Where the sun loves to pause
With so fond a delay
That the night only draws
A thin veil o'er the day;
Vhere simply to feel that we breathe,
that we live,
a worth the best joy that life elsewhere
There, with souls ever ardent and pure
as the clime.
V should love as they loved in the first
The glow of the sunshine, the balm of
.VonM stead to our hearts and make all
With alTeetion as free
Frmn decline as the bowers.
And with hope, like the bee
Living always on flowers.
)nr life should resemble a long day of
Vnd onr death come on holy and calm as
Mary of Ariryle,
t hove heard the mavis singing
His love song to the nwini;
! have seen the dew-drop clinging
To the rof.e just newly born.
Out a sweeter song has cheered me.
At the evening's gentle close.
4nd I've seen an eye still brighter,
Than the dew-drop on the rose;
Twns thy voire, my gentle Mary,
And thine artless, winning smile.
l'hat made the world an Eden,
Bonnie Mary of Argyle.
I'lio' thy voice rnny lose its sweetness
And thine eye Its brightness, too.
fho' thy s!.p may lack its flcetuesa,
And tliy hsir its sunny hue;
t 1 1 to me wilt thou be dearer,
Than all the world shall own,
t have loved thee for thy beauty, but
Not for that alone;
1 have watched thy heart, dear Mary,
And Its goodness was the wile,
Diat has inn do thee mine forever,
Bonnie Mary of Argylc.
GUIDE MAY START RUSH.
(low to Care for and Manage the Most
Fuciuuting of loiiieiIc Pet.
Marriage license clerks should pre
pare for the rush, for the chief mar
riage bundles p has been removed. As
toon as sulhcient time has elapsed for
.lie study of a book Just published In
London called "Wives and How to
Manage Them," they may expect a
tidal wave of young men with the li
cense fee and the courage of their
The author hides his fame under the
Mine of "One Who Knows," but that
.vlll not prevent him receiving a inonti
nent from the male portion of the En
glish speaking race after he has been
lynched by their better halves.
He starts off by drawing attention
to the fact that "there are numerous
handbooks published which deal with
the management of the horse, the dog,
the canary, and other domestic aul
mals, and yet there Is no good and
useful text book upon the 'Choice and
Management of the Wife,' who Is by
far the inoBt Important, most expen
sive and most universal of the domes
The course of management must be
gin with the honej moon, and the great
thing the husband has to beware Is al
lowing his wife to think for herself.
If you speak a foreign language nnd
the does not, spend your honeymoou
m that country, then you must do the
thinking for both. "If you do not your
wife may begin to think for you. To
i!low this is the most fatal error you
?nn possibly commit, It Is a habit you
may hud It difficult to break her of
afterwards. Let her talk that does
no manner of harm and comes to most
women much more easily than think
ng hot, if possible, prevent her from
thinking at all; in n wife it Is a most
pernicious habit, only one degree less
terrible than that of reasoning, which
s a deadly sin. If once your wife be
gins to reason about things In gen
i.ral. and contracts the habit, before
long she Is sure to reason about you.
Now you know ipilte well that you
will not bear reasoning about.
One of the few things for which n
nan may bp miturnlly thankful Is wo
man's changeability. "Some unthink
ing male creatures have reproached
women for this changeability; they do
not realize that no sane man would
-are to eat boiled mutton at every
meal, year In and year out."
He strongly advises moderation In
the mniingtanenf of a wife by means
uf violence, and cites a good reason
from the police court. "The magis
trate asked the wife: 'And you mean
lo say that thai miserable wreck of a
man gave you a black eye 7 ' 'Lor, sir,'
die answered, 'he wasn't B miserable
wreck afore he strnck mo." Tbo ar
gument Is convincing.
One thing you must do In manag
ing a wife Is to Insist on her doing
is you say. and then shutting your
eyes, so that you may not see when
die does the opposite. So, and only so,
an you muage bcr with happiness
This needs the co-operation of the
vlfe, boweyer, and tbo power to tell
t good, convincing lie.
The final advice It: "Be careful,
whatever you do. to keep op your oub-
avnpnou u uur nuu. A mans doum
Is his castle; but a married man a eaa
tie ia his club."
Here la a son of consolatiou: "Aftel
all, marriage has Its consolations si
long aa your wife lives you canno.
marry any other woman. You kno
the worst" Chicago Tribune.
PATHFINDER OP SAN JUAN.
Episode In the Life of Otto Mears
Marsh LI Fee.
Otto Mears of Saguache Is known It
Colorado as the "Pathfinder of the Sat
Juan" because of stage and toll roadt
he built through the mountains. Ont
of his stage lines was over Marshal
pass. He was constantly censurinf
his drivers for being Blow. The result
was that every man was anxious tc
get him alone in a stage and demon
strate that they could go fast enough
to please him.
One morning he waited at the sum
mit of Marshall pass for the slagt
driven br Henry Burns, a recklest
driver, to leave for the foot He was
dressed in a black suit that was mold
ed to blrn and on his head was a new
silk hat and his linen was spotlessly
white. He was the only passenger.
"I'll give him the ride of his life,"
remarked Burns to the station men.
Four of the best horses on the lint
were hooked up. Mears stepped intc
the stage with a fresh cigar In hit
mouth and Burns clamered on the box
He cracked his whip with a volley ol
curses and the leaders nearly jumped
out of the harness. He sent the four
down the serpentine road In recorc
time, the stage banging agains tht
tula f.f thp mountain, crazing tht
edcea of precipices, whirling arounr
sharp curves on two wheels and bound
Ing over rocks with jars that raiseC
the heavy vehicle three feet and
plunged It forwurd with a bump thai
started every bolt and nail. Thf
horses were white with lather, but still
Burns urged them on.
At the foot of the pass Burns pulled
up his foaming and well-nigh spen'
horses and Mears climbed out. lib
silk bat was a battered wreck, lib
clothes were torn In dozen of plarei
and his hands and face were scratched
and bleeding, for he had been tossec
about In the stage like a pea a can
but his cigar was still gripped In hit
teeth. He said nothing, however, nn
til the stage was driven up to continm
on Its way, when he ramarked t
"Henery, I tink I vlll ride on te out
side mit you. I vas so lonesome In
side I couldn't keep avake." Chlcagi
A writer in the Outlook describes 8
ride he once took with an old farmei
In a New England village, dtninf
which some of the men of the neigh
horhood came under criticism.
Speaking of a prominent man in tht
nolghlmrhood. I asked: "Is he a mau
"Well, sir," the farmer replied, "ht
hasn't got much money, hut lies
"Has he a great deal of land, then?"
"No, sir, lie hasn't got much land,
cither, but he's mighty rich."
The old farmer, with -a pleased
smile, observed my puzzled look for a
moment, and then explained:
"You see, he hasn't got much money,
and he hasn't got much land, but still
he Is rich, because he never went to
bed owing a man a cent In his life.
He lives as well as he wants to live
and he pays as he goes; he doesn't
owe anything, and he Isn't afraid ol
anybody; he telis every man the ttuth
and does his duty by himself, his fain
lly, and his neighbors; his word is at
good as his bond, and every man
woman and child in town looks up t(
him, and respects him. No, sir, he
hasn't got much bind, but he's t
mighty rich mau, because lie's got al
IM a trillion I nl ",1" in Japan.
"I nm a very pretty girl. My halt
Ih as wavy as n cloud. .My complex
ion Ls the brilliancy and softness ol
a ny,.cl '.'y cxpiesdon Is as tnubilr
us the leaf of the weeping willow. My
brown eyes ure like two eiee-je"" "I
the moon. I have enough woricn.y
goods to pass happily throngh lift
with my husband, hand in hand, gnz
Ing at the flowers by day and thc
moon by night If this should meet
the eye of a man who Is In'c Tgent
amiable and of gor.d address, I will
be bis for life, nnd repo o with hilt,
Idler In a tomb of red marble," Th.-rf
were lilfi.OflO marriages In Japan l::l
jenr, but for nil that such ndvertls
inents as the above appear every day
In the Japanese ptipets. New York
A Ciiind Ht nn.
Probably the only statue In which n
camel figures Is that of General Gor
don, whoiieilshed in the Soudan,
mounted on the "ship of the desert,"
which was thc work of the late On
slow Ford. After having lieen set up.
In Ixmdon it was transported to Khar
toum, where It marks the apot where
'Chinese" Gordon so tragically perish-
Wen pons Too Hand jr.
"Why do you object to your wif
taking tip golf?" asked Clubberly. "1
thought you npproved of It.
"So I did," replied Ludiley, "untl,
I heard her say the umbrella stand it
the ventlbnle would bo n handy phict
to keep her sticks." riillndelphla Till)
The "Hello LikIt.'i
(society's pet may be first In the whirl
Of receptions and balls.
But she'll have to admit It's the Tele
Who receive the moat calls.
rbiladalbhl Public ledger.
OPINIONS OF GREAT PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
The Sense of Gratitude.
GIVING and taking makes up such a large part of
life that the art of thanks Is well worth a little
consideration. The sensation of gratitude
Is, generally speak lug, a double sensation. It con
sist. in pleasure produced by a gift or favor for Its own
sake, and lu a renewed sense of affection or regard toward
the' giver. The latter should always be the uppermost feel
ing in the mind, though there are circumstances In w hich
It Is not possible that it should be the strongest A well
expressed gratitude conveys both feelings, and every grati
tude which does so Is well expressed. howevr badly it
may be worded. Occasionally only one of these two feel
ings Is present in the mind, and it is a nice question of
morals how far the other may rightly be simulated,
The amount of thanks a man receives during his
life depends very largely upon his accomplishment as a
giier. There are those who give with so much simplicity
that they conciliate the proud, set the shy at their ease,
and dull the selfish sharpness of critical perceptions; but
the obligation of returning thanks remains the same, bow
ever awkwardly it may be laid upon us. No man has
any right to consider his creditor's circumstances before lie
pays his debt, or to keep his creditor waiting because of
his bad manners. Gratitude is a debt which only the
worst men repudiate. The things for which we feel most
warmly grateful we can at least often repay in kind, but
the treasury of words is freely open to the poorest and It
surely worth some pains to learn
Uiem. Loudon Spectator.
The Decay of 'Faithfulness."
WE seldom hear the word "faithfulness" used
now in the old fashioned Evangelical sense,
when it had reference, according to the defini
tion In Murray's Dictionary, "to the duty of tell
Uig unwelcome counsel." Very few people now pride them
lolves upon being 'faithful'' with their friends 1. e., nev
rr allowing affection or a proper regard for the liberty of
the Individual to stand between them and a true expres
lion of unasked opinion. No one lioasts that he or she has
)een "faithful." Such severity may be nt times necessary,
t lid often excusable, but it is no longer admired. A ten
lency to rigorous dealing, whether verbal or otherwise, has
Visf its place among the virtues, nnd takes rank among
ninor defects of character. Of course, we all tell unpleas
int truths and give unwelcome advice at times, but not
U'len of set purpose. We do it, so to speak, by accident
iocatise we have losf our tempers, or are otherwise carried
iway by our feelings. Those who suffer from the faithful
vounds of a friend, or painfully reject his gratuitous gttld
Ince, do not try. as lljjir grandfathers tried after the first
Moment of Inevitrlilo frrit ji ion was.v.er to feel gratitude
lownrds him on the ground of his faithfulness; at best now
adays they do but try to forgive him for his interference.
All this, of course. Is merely a part of the modern aoft
snlng of manners, the modern respect for the Individual,
t ml the modern worship of liberty. For the decay of
'faithfulness" within the circle of Intimacy comes of the
tame advance in civilization which has killed verbal per
nmil violence In the wider circle of cultivated society,
friends no longer dare to play with sharp-edged personnll
:les. Acquaintances no longer search in conversation, as
Iheoilore Hook's contemporaries appear to have searched,
'or something to hit with. Unless a man wishes to he
iated, he must use his knowledge of the weaknesses of
Ihosc around him in order to spare not to chastise them.
Is Mental V'gor on the Wane?
A DISTINGUISHED British physician, Dr. Hyslop, Is
quoted as saying that "with the apparent advance of
civilization there Is In reality n diminution In intel
lectual vigor, mainly due to faulty management In
iconnmy of brnln power." The assertion that there
ins been no Increase In Intellectual tower Rltiee the
HOW WOMAN ACTS IN DANGER.
Can He Icpenled On for Something Un
usual When Frightened.
Speeding down Michigan avenue the
other evening in his automobile with
a feminine companion, Sidney Godhnm.
secretary of the Automobile Club, sud
denly spied n cat In the middle of the
toad, staring ut his headlight
"Now, I'm going to get that cat,"
he remarked to his companion, who
earnestly begged him to desist. "No "
he persisted, "there were too many
stray cats prowling about In the world
already," and he speeded his automo
bile straight ahead. Within five feet
of the bewildered nnlninl, which for
some strange reason had not budged,
the girl leaned forward In her intense
sympathy for the poor cat about to be
crushed. Sir. Gotiinm, running ills
machine at the rate of tweuly-flve
miles an hour, suddenly veered to the
side. He saved the cat, lint pretty
nearly lost his companion, who, unable
to preserve her poise, went pitching
out of the vehicle, be catching her by
the coat Just In time lo save a catas
trophe. This Is only one of the many inci
dents In which the "eternal feminine"
will do mi unusual or unguarded thing
In the presence of sudden fright Not
that women are any more susceptible
to loss of presence of nilml than men.
generally. On the contrary, from the
testimony of those who have had wide
experience In dealing with both sexes
In the presence of scares of any kind.
women hold equal rank with men In
cases of fires, runaways, In burglar
frights, nnd In automobile Bcares, in
uplte of the exception given.
"In fact" continues M: Gorhnm,
speaking of automobillng, "I find my
wife keeps her head Just as wen us 1
do, and the same thing is true ol pret
ty nearly nil the women I kno,. ji
course, we don't have much to innnt
en us. Accidents ore really much mof e
rare than people generally suppose.
With confidence In their opnmtor
when they are not scared out of It, as
In the case I have Just related women
do not always realize real danger when
"Tho narrowest escape I ever had
occurred when thero were three women
In my auto. I was running d"wn a
sr.iflll hill over a narrow road with
high banks on either aide nnd only
four feet away wen I spied a broken
bottle in tha middle of the track. 1
trl!est period of recorded history la quite famlltai
but one does not often bear from an authoritative aourc,
the statement that the mental vigor of the most progressiw
races is actually declining.
Is this a fact? Do we find evidence therefor in the at
Uvities of the generation now holding the world's stage a.
in the work of the generation fitting itself In school, fie
and workshop for future control? Hardly. In the 6cience(
in the arts, In every line of research and invention, thea
is steady if not remarkable progress. The patent offices o
the various countries do not indicate any diminution o
mental fertility or Ingenuity. The fiction, the poetry, tJa
periodical literature and journalism of the day, with all thj
excrescences we deplore in them, do not afford proof q
The standards of onr secondary schools, colleges, un
versities and professional institutions are higher than evej
yet we do not get the impression from educators' reporti
that boys anj girls are unequal to the task of meeting th
tests imposed before admission or of following the coursei
No, there seems to be no evidence of the waning ot
Intelligence alleged by the eminent physician. Neverthe
less, there is "food for thought" in his remarks, to thU
extent at least that such phenomena as the rapid increast
of lunacy demand serious inquiry into our systems of ed
cation. Facts are useful when they readily fall Into
classes presided over by large ideas. An ill-assorted collec
tion of barren facts Is of little value, and tends to "diffuse
consciousness" and lack of continuity of thought Thf
world was never richer than it Is to-day In the raw ma
terial knowledge, but the chief function of education il
to develop capacity for deep and sustained thought. Gives
concentration, discipline and method, and the aceumi
lation of knowledge is relatively easy in our time. Chicag
how best to count
turned to the side, seeking to save my
tint, when I suddenly found the wheels
sliding down the bank. I called in
stantly to the women to Jump. Then
I sat and waited. At that moment I
would have taken a hundred dollars
for that machine which I paid $2 500
for. It looked as if It still might go
over any moment nnd land at the bot
tom of the bank upside down. I man
aged to save It, but would you believe,
when I naked those women to get out
they simply giggled. I knew, of course,
the switch was thrown and that we
might be hurled into eternity any mo
ment." An energetic but inexperienced girl
will net differently from a sympathetic
or well poised woman. A case is relat
ed of one girl out in an .automobile
for the first time, lue operator, who
was likewise inexperienced, had the
lever reversed and did not know It.
Suddenly the machine began backing,
driving straiglit for a curb. The ener
gellc girl rose up nnd called "Whoa!
whoa!" much to the amusement of the
crowd watching the performance. Ilei
lack of reserve and loss of presence
of nilml manifested Itself In the pres
ence of sudden flight
Anot Iter energetic woman, perfectly
able to keep cool on all occasions, may
perforin a deed of real heroism in the
case of sudden danger. "In lire scares,"
says Marshal Campion of engine house
No. .", "I can't see but a woman Is just
us brave as a ninn nny time. I pretty
nearly lost my life once, and would
have bnd It not been for a woman. 1
was down In the bnsement of an old
dance ball on the West Side, which
was In a. tniiss of Annies, and 1 had
simply lost my way. I called tip In
my dilemma, and It was a woman who
stood nt the head of the stairs and di
rected me out with flames sweeping
about like mad.
"Still, women do lose their heads.
Just a short time ago one woman came
ont of a burning building with her
hat nnd bandbox and left five hundred
dollars' worth of jewels on her dress
er. As luck would have It though,
they were burled in the plastering and'
sho recovered them later." Chicago
Doing and Telling to Orrtut.
"Ileiipeck tells bid wife everything
that he does."
"Yes, and be does everything that
ihe tells him." Illustrated Bits.
"Catching Cold" and How to Avoid IL
F people could only get the superstition out of thell
heads that pneumonia and its invariable precursor, I
"cold," are due to cold air and draughts, the death rat
from pneumonia and the discomfort rate from "colds"
could be cut down In a week to almost nothing. Nevei
was there a more destructive misnomer than calling thi
fever which does so much harm a "cold."
As a matter of fact a "cold" is not due to cold at all,
but to overheating the skin and a lack of fresh air lo
the lungs. People put on heavy woolen underclothing;
sit in a room heated to the temperature of midsummer,
perspire freely, thus opening their pores; the moisture la
prevented by the wool from evaporating and leaving the
skin cool and dry and remains on the surface thus ren
dered sensitive. Then they go suddenly out into the cold
air, which instantly chilis the moist and open pores, drives,
the blood away from the surface, creates an internal con
gestion that deranges ail the organ i, and a fever follows.
This, of course, affects the mucous membrane from within,
and the membrane, which has been dried and baked In
the overheated room, and thus made a lodging for tbo
dangerous microbes bred in foul and oxygen-exhausted air,
cannot resist the attack through the blood and becomes an
easy prey to the microbes from without Then there la
suffering and, too often, pneumonia and death.
A European once asked a Canadian Indian who worrf
nothing but a loosely wrapped blanket in the northern
winter, whether he would not take cold. "Cold?" replied
the Indian, scornfully. "White man not cover his face
white man's face not cold? No? Indian al! face!"
That is the secret of immunity from colds and pneu
moiila. Be all face that is, do not wear heavy under
clothing but heavy outerclothing which you cau remove
iu a warm room, breathe plenty of fresh oxygenated air,
nnd you can laugh the draughts to scorn, will find the
outdoor cold much more easily bearable, and can grad
ually reduce the temperature of your home and your offlca
to the European standard. So shall you escape pneumonia
and premature dentil. Chicago Journal.
SENATOR HOAR DIED POOR.
Lived in Roarding House at Washing
ton Cottatce Ilia Hojne.
It would be idle to impute to thi
late Senator Hoar all the virtues ol
to deny him his share of failings, sayi
a writer in Hooklovers' Magazine. II
w'iis a very human man. His pnssioru
were strong and his judgments posl
tive. On some public measures he wai
unduly dogmatic. Often he indulged
in personalities; his partisanship wut
bitter. On occasion lie could even trt
waspish and distinctly disagreeable.
Ordinarily lie was not only affnblf
but his courtesy was notable. Unlike,
many Senators, he was exceedingly
approachable. He usually sat at tht
head of the long table in his coinmlb
tee room, meeting all comers with ur
bunity, treating the humblest with 04
much consideration as the mightiest
Descendant of a line of distinguished,
ancestors running back to Itoger Shert
man, he early showed capacity foi
high service. He died in harness aftel
H service in Congress extending ovel
thirty years and was so poor that all
this time he lived In n boarding housl
in Washington and had only a modest
cottage at his home In Worcester. Lnsl
February 1 overheard him say with
the utmost frankness that he could not
make fl small purchase because he bud
found that his bank account was oveP
drawn and he must send his salary M
make It balance. It was just aftel
ho had burled his wife, lie left I
small legacy in worldly goods, but the
nation has seldom hud a richer herlfc
age in character.
That he should have been maligned
and misunderstood was Inevitable. Ht
gnve hard blows nnd took them freely,
He asked no consideration of any one,
lie stood on bis own feet. lie feared
no man, besought none and believed lo,
others as be believed In himself. Thla
does not mean that he was austere; oo
the contrary, be was one of the klndlK
est of men. He was not ambitious lo
the ordinary sense of the word; bf
cared little for the things which moot
men look upon as prizes. Had he ot
desired he might have made a fo-tuM
nt the bar and retired with dignity to
the bench, whose highest honors ho
The widower whose children watco
him closely, Is' as frae as bird cons
pared with the bachelor who lives with
an old mold sister.
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