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hAvM iSSZ. -rar ?f J -, -tffMi i i. to r.5. (C olumbus Journal. '"oluminiN, Ntir Connnlilatel with tljo ("lunil)i:n Tiun April 1. 1901; with the lltl County Argus January i, iw. n'oroit I th I'ostolSro. Cnlombna. br . --srod-clR' mntl nut'jT TBKKB OFHCBB0BIPT1OK: One year, by mail, portatce prepaid $1.50 Six month 76 Throe moatha 40 WEDNESDAY. MAKC'H 15. 1'JII. 8TKOTIIKK A COMPANY. Proprietors RhNKWALH Ttwilat (ttititp yonroftise on oar paper, or wrapper sl.owp to what tini onr inbacrirttiou is vAA. Thne JaaOTt shows thst payment Km bpen tccwtpiI tip to Jan. 1, 1005, Fb05 to Feb. 1, 1W5 r.nd so :. When payment If mad, the date, which unsworn at a receipt, will be chanced accordingly. DldCONTINOANCEH-Kem-blerobecrib-ara will continue to receive this journal until the pablishera are notified by letter to discontinue, when all arrearage nnt be piriiJ. If yon do not wish the Journal coctianod foraunthor year af ter the time paid for I ie j:pired. yoo Khonld previously notify netf '.j'contince it. CHANGE IN ADDltESH -When ordering a a hange in the address, subscribers shonld be sura to gia their old as wf lias their new address. THE AGE OF THE WORLD. Over iii southern Frauce has been discovered the .skeleton of a man of the middle palaeolithic n;e, indicating that he had lived and died about 300,000 yeans ago. The christian era is IcH than 2,U0O years old and hi.-tory which attempts to go back more than 0,000 years be fore the birth of Christ, gives us little more than legendary fragments. Grasp then, if you can the hypothec sis that this world was iuhahited 300,000 years before the biith of Christ. In that vast sweep of 3,000 centuries, how many times did civiliza tion reach its present standard? Is it not possible that it may have fir -surpassed auy thing we have as yet attained? A little more than J,000 years ago we were barbarians, bit! little removed from absolute savagery primitive, cruel and iutoleraut in our passions. In the space of 2,000 years, we can trace our progress, step by step, fiom paganism and savagery to our present plane, which, while admittedly far removed from perfection, .-till presents an advanced plane of eivili.atioii. It is inconceivable that in 300,000 years, man has made no progress and if progress was made, what moral or natural law set it hurtlimr to ashes again? Is it a part of the plan that civilization shall go so far and then fall? Or is it merely some accidental caprice of nature, like that which destroyed Pompeii some sudden, awful cataclysm which wipes out every vestige of humanity and its work from the face of the earth and preserves an occasional skeleton in a stratum of clay to be discovered a half million years hence? We don't know and perhaps never shall, but the discovery of thehonesof men who died 300,000 years ago, the monster footprints of animals now long extinct, the impenetrable mystery of the solar system excites our curiosity and we fain would peer into the mys terious land of yesterday. Colorado Record. COLOSSAL BRITISH SAVINGS. The people of the British Islands in 1010 saved one billion, seven hundred and four million, five hundred thous and dollars, according to the London Statist. This unprecedented sum is mostly being exported to augment the five billions of British capital invested in North America, the two billions invested in Argentine railways, the other billions invested in Australia, China, India, South Africa, in nearly every corner of the earth. For some years British foreign in vestments have not been so lup'c. for the reason that vast sums were absorb ed by municipal securities at home, and perhaps because the British people had been passiug through a period of extravagance. But the capital de manded by municipal improvements aud assumption of ownership of public utilities has been all supplied, while also the people have entered upon a period of individual economy. More over, the Lloyd George taxation, a most pronounced success as a revenue producer, perhaps disposes liquid capital to go abroad rather than to seek investment at home. But the sum of one billion, seven hundred and four million, live hundred thousand dollars yearly savings proves that Britain still ranks with France as a great producer of liquid capital, whereas her yearly inrr:t is im mensely more thau that 1 France. The Germans ate doing well, produc ing wealth and augmenting their wealth, but the British figures of 1010 must stagger them. A nation that can save so much in a year, clear surplus over enormous expenses in living and for government, is still a nation to be reckoned with, economically, financially or militarily; is a nation to whom the colossal cost of the Boer war is a bagatelle and to whom a continental coalition would be no more formidable thau was the coalition organized by Napoleon. England is not dead yet, nor anywhere near dying. Minneapolis Journal. THEY WHO WENT BEFORE. With one exception; the longest car eer in the speakership is that which will close March 4, lJUi. At that time Joseph G. Cannon will have ser ved four terms, or eight years without interruption. Henry Clay was chosen six times, but not in succession, and he was in office ten years in the aggregate. Several persons held the speakership for three terms. Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina, entered the speaker ship in 1S01, when Jefferson stepped into the White House, and he remain ed there until 1807. Schuyler Colfax of Indiana held the post from lg(','in the middle of Lincoln's service as Pre sident, to 18(50, when Johnson stepped out of the White House, into which he had gone xm the assassination of Liu coin. Colfax would probably have been in ofh'ce longer had he not been chosen Vice-president on the Grant ticket in 1808, an ofKcc which he held through Grant's lirfct term. This is the speakership record on that particular point until after the close id' the Civil WaJ, except in the case of Andrew Stevenson of Virgiuia, who entered the speakership in 1827, in ttic middle of the presidency of John Quincy Adams, who was elected four terms, as Cannon has been, but who did not serve through the last of them. Chosen to his fourth term in 1833, at the beginning of Jackson's second teim in the presidency, he a rouscd much hostility among his party, friends as well as enemies, by the un fairness of rulings, aud the lire which wa- 'j."ned upon him from his own ri.-iitm .;s cnM ruined him to resign i.: If 4, in the middle of his fourth term. One oi ihe charges brought igainst him was that he was too sub servient to .Jacksiin. And just at that time, on account of.) a cUmui's summary treatment of Cuil.ouM, Hayes aud the uulliiiers, soiiie hostility to Old Hick ory was aroused in sections oft he South which had not favored nullification. After Colfax left the leadership in leiti'J to go to the vice-presidency, Blaine was chosen to that office, ami he remained in it until the Republicans, in the election of 171, lost control of the House. He was succeeded by Michael C. Kerr, an Indiana Demo crat. John G. Carlisle, chosen in 183."! just after the wave in the middle of Arthur's term placid the Democrats it: control of tlu Huti-i, held the office three terms. Samuel G. Randall id Pennsylvania as also chosen three times to the speakership, but his first service, hi ginning in IS7(i, was for on ly half a term. Kerr, elected in 187o ineii me loiMiAing ear, ami Kamlali succeeded him aud remained in the post through Hayes's term ami until Garfield and Arthur stepped into offi ce. Fxcept Taylor, the Whig, who was elected in 18 IS, Hayes was the on ly President who, on entering office, had the popular branch of Congress against hint. Thomas 1. Recti, with whom Can non is often comj arcd, served three terms as speaker, but not consecutively. He entered office in ISS'.l, at the be ginning of Harrison's term, but adver sity struck the Republicans in the en suing congressional election of 1800, and the Republicans lost coutrol of the House. Reed had, however, fram ed the rules of procedure with which his name is associated, and they re mained after him. The rules were ad opted by the Democrats, who had fought them when the Republicans placed them on the books. Crisp, the Democratic speaker, enforced them as rigidly as ever their inventor had done. In the Republican tidal wave of ISO 1, which swept the Democrats out of power in the middle of Cleve land's second term, the House was re gained by Reed's party. He was chosen speaker, and was ie-elcetcii at the beginning of the following term, that which began when McKiuley first entered the White House. He held the office till the middle ofMc Kin ley's term. Reed found himself out of harmony with his party on the dominant issue of national expansion which the Cuban-Philippine wars of 1898-00 had brought up, and he resign ed from the House in 1895) and began the practice of law in New York. This is the roster of the persons who held the speakership more than two terms. Several held it two terms. Frederick A. Muhlenberg of Pennsyl vania, who was chosen speaker iu 1879 at the beginning of the career of Con gress under the Constitution, held the post during the first half of Washing ton's first term in the presidency, or until 1701. He then gave way to Jo nathan Trumbull of Connecticut, who held the post during the following two years, but reentered it at the beginning of Washington's second term in 1703 and remained in uutil 170-". Jonath an Dayton of New Jersey, who follow ed Muhlenberg, also held the speaker ship two terms, but there was no inter ruption in his service. Another 2 term speaker was Joseph B. Varnum of .Massachusetts, who went into the office in 1S07 in the middle of Jeffer- son's second term, and remained in un-1 til 1811, in the middle of Madison's fust term. He was sucoeeded by the most distinguished man who ever held the speakership; and by the man who, with some interruptions in the contin uity of his service, held it longest. This was Clay. Clay's advent as the presiding officer of the House constituted an epoch in the country's history. He was chosen speaker iu 1811, on the day of his en trance into the House, and he is the only man who had this distinction. Clay at ouce began to disclose the latent powers of the speakership, when the office fell iuto the hands of a strong man. He framed the important com mittees in the war interest and gave free latitude to every member who wanted to voice hostility to England. It was said at the time that Clay co erced the peace loving Madison iuto the adoption of a war policy, on the threat that otherwise a nomination would be withheld from him in the congressional .caucus which did ibe selecting of the presidential tickets at that time. In 181f Clay reentered the speak ership, which he had dropped to nego tiate a treaty oi'thc War of 1812, and remained in it by successive re elec tions until 1820,wheuheresigued once more. This was during the latter part of the contest on the admission of Missouri to statehood. In that fight he got his name associated with the long scries of deals which postponed the inevitable battle between the South ami North. He was the author of the second ami final part of the bar gain collectively 'called the Missouri Compromise, under which Missouri entered as a slave state, in 1821, but slavery was to be excluded from all the rest of the Louisiana Province north of the southern boundary of Missouri. The author of that parti cular part of the Missouri adjustment, however, was Senator Jesse B. Thomas an Illinois Democrat. Next in prominence of the speakers was Blaine, and, though his service iu public office was not as long as Clay's" nor quite as distinguished, it was nota ble for the influence which he wielded atone time or auother, and for the popularity which he won. A presi dential aspirant from 187G to 1802, he like Clay, lived to see his ambition balked, time after time, ami to witness the accession of smaller men to the presidency. Blaine's one serious blunder was in refusing the candidacy iu 1888, in the year when Cleveland was to he a caudidate for re-election. I u 1870 he was impelled by scandals, by the veiled hostility of Grant admin istration and by the concentration of many rivals against him. Neverthe less, he was powerful enough to keep the candidacy out of the hands of all the aspirants whom he disliked, and it went to a dark horse, Hayes. Of the other speakers the strongest aud ablest was Thomas B. Reed. Capturing the caucus nomination in 1880, Reed was the mau for the crisis. The Republican margin in the House was only seven at the beginuing of that term, aud simc method had to be adopted to maintain a quorum. It was then that Reed framed the rules which headed ofT filibustering, and which counted as preseut for legislative purposes all the members who were physically present, regardless of their attempts to break a quorum by refus ing to auswer to their names. The rules then adopted met the demands of the occasion, and were so logical that, with some minor alternations, they have prevailed ever since, under Democratic as well as Republican speakers. The change which were made in Ihe liirht which removed Camion from membership on the com mittee on rules was the most important modification of the Reed procedure which has taken place. The Democra tic caucus has decreed that the ap pointment of the standing committees is to be made by the ways and means committee, and not by the sneaker. Tiiis alteration, however, will not take place until the Democratic House enters next December. C. M. Harvey in the St. Louis Globe Democrat WHAT DELIVERY COSTS IN ONE OF IOWA'S SMALL CITIES. The eight grocery stores doing business in Webster City today and delivering goods actually pay out per mouth for this service 8483, a total of 65,706 per year. The four meat markets doing busi ness in Weltster City today pay out per month in cash for delivering meats S20.3, a total of $2,460 per year. The total cost of delivering in Web ster City for eight grocery stores and four meat markets amounts to S8.256 per annum. The above figures are not guess work, but are absolutely correct. When the question is asked the com mission appointed by the government to investigate the high cost of living as to who pays all this uncalled for ex pense or waste, as- termed by the commission, the answer is: The con sumer. "B" in Webster City, (I.,) Tribune. IT'S THE SAME VALLEY FORGE. Between 100,000 and 200,000 per sons visit Valley Forge every year. Everything possible has been done to attract them. On the hills where Washington's army su tiered and bled there are now beautifully kept maca dam roads and bridle paths that meander through the trees. By train, motor, bicycle, motorcycle aud afoot the crowds come but always iu the spring, summer or autumn. When suow falls, fresh marvels of beauty are revealed. Only few, save the fox hun ters, ever see them. Winter changes everything. Au tumn leaves the hills aud the trees gaunt and bare. But when the first fall of slow covers the country like a fresh, clean garment, there is no season of the year when the laudscapc beau ties arc eclipsed. Ever few steps new nature pictures are revealed, while fntu the hills are long vistas of rolling farm country, immaculately white. In many places ihe views do not differ greatly from those of that win ter of 1777-78, when Washington and men fought against cold ami starva tion. An army of ragmuffins, many of i he troops even without shoes, poorly and insufficiently nourished, it was almost a miracle that any of those patriots survived. And today the mill iu the back ground of the picture showing Valley Creek as it empties iuto the Schuykill takes the place of the old Potts mill, built before the revolution. In 17o7 John Potts, a Quaker, built the Mouut Joy forge, an iron plant that gave employment to many men ami teams. Back of the mill, almost a quarter of a mile or so, was this original old forge, which gave the place its name. When the revolution broke out, the property, including a stoue house near the creek's mouth, hail passed into the possession of Isaac Potts, a sou of the purchaser aud General Washington used this house for his headquarters. Valley creek, with its beautiful reflections, runs through the grounds of the country home of Secretary of State Knox. Near here was the head quarters of General Kuox in Revolu tionary times. Valley creek is espe cially prtdific of fine views, both m winter aud summer, and none is pret tier than those through the trees jf the roadway where it curves at right angles from the direction of Secretary Knox's home toward the Schuylkill river. Here the effect is not unlike that of the Delaware Water gap. For miles, literally, along roads and pathways one may wander in the suow, either afoot or on horseback, winding through old forts, intreuchmcuts and the like. Along the Schuylkill runs one road which is particularly lovely, both in winter and summer. It threads its way along the sides of the hills uutil it reaches Fort Washington, which overlooks one of the finest views in Chester county. There is no more historic ground in the country thau this. The very men tion of the revolution suggests Valley Forge, the scene of its greatest crisis. Aud the work of beautifying and im proving it is continually progressing. But recently it was that congress was urged to pass a bill granting SI 00,000 for the erection of suitable memorial arches. Already a memorial chapel and a museum are under way, in addi tion to historic buildings that are maintained as nearly as possible in their original condition. Boston Post. RICH STOCKHOLDERS ENJOY JUICY SEARSBUCK MELON. That ripe aud iuicy ten million dol lar melon for the stockholders of Sears, R'lehuck v. Co. was carved last Mon day. They enjoyed the feast immense ly, but it is not of rcc.oid what our farmer friends thought. The latter furnished the seed, soil, fertilizer, water ami labor that made the melon grow to such enormous proportions, which would indicate that no matter how much the farmer hates trusts in genera), he really enjoys working for the mail order trust. The melon cutting proposition, which involved the increase of the capital stock of the Searsbuck com pany from So0,000,000to 840,000,000, the distribution of the new stock as a bonus to present shareholders, was recommended by the directors last November and passed upon favorably at the annual meeting held Monday. The stock of the company is listed on the New York and Chicago exchanges, and the extra dividend had been ex pected in Wall street for some months previous to its announcement. The directors were re-elected, as follows: Henry Goldman, Philip Lehman, A. Barton Hepburn, O. C. Doerinu, J. F. Skinner, R. P. Snillen, R. W. Sears, A. H. Leb, J. Rosen- wald. The following officers were re elected: J. Rosen wald , president; Albert H. Loeb, vice president and treasurer; John Higgins, secretary. The corporation was organized five years ago to take over the firm of the same name which hail been in the mail order business for ten years pre- viously. The company was etarled with practically no capital, its founder having been a $50 a month telegraph operator in a Minnesota village. Omaha Trade Exhibit. PAYING A PAINTER. Varno'a Reward For Decorating Twe English Royal Palaces. Rubens received for his painting of the grand ceiling at tbe banqueting house. Whitehall, Oie sum of 4,000. The space covered by this painting is about 400 yards, so that he was paid nearly 10 a yard. In addition to this remuneration, he was knighted, and a chain of gold was also presented to him by Charles I. Sir James Tliornlnll. the first Eng lishman who received knighthood for his ability in art, was paid only 3 a yard for the laborious work on the ceiling of Greenwich hospital and only 1 a yanl for painting the ornaments on the walls. "The Duke of Mon tague," says Sir James Thornhill in his memorial to the commissioners for building the hospital, "paid M. Rosso for his saloon 2,000 and kept an ex traordinary table for him, his friends and servants for two years while the work was being done at an expense jstimated at 300 per annum." Signor Verrio was paid for the wliolc palaces of "Windsor and Hampton court ceilings, front and back stairs at 8 shillings a square foot, which Is 3 12s. a yanl, exclusive of gilding; had wine daily allowed to him. lodg ings in the palaces and when his eye sight failed him a pension of 200 per annum and an allowance of wine for life. Fearson's Weekly. HER PRETTY TEETH. They Are All Her Very Own, and the Dentist Has a Grievance. "Men in every other profession and business have the advantage of den tists in the matter of advertising," said a man with forceps in his hand. "They can persuade good looking young wo men to wear their goods for photo graphic purposes; the dentist cannot. The whitest, evenest set of false teeth ever made cannot tempt a woman to wear them and le photographed with her mouth wide open. "Manufacturers of cosmetics and ar tificial hair are besieged by women who are willing to daub their faces with paint and powder and build their heads out with puffs and braids into any style of architecture desired for photographic advertisements. Neither do they balk at patent wearing ap parel. The most absurd garment ever invented can find somebody to pose in It before the camera. Hut false teeth are universally blacklisted. "Every woman who gets photograph ed with her mouth spread into a smile wants people to think that the teeth she shows are her own. and the dentist who would dare to label the picture 'These teeth made by Dr. Blank' would lay grounds for a -libel suit." New York Times. Books on a Shelf. Rooks are frequently ruined through carelessness. This is less in the han dling often thau upon the shelves. Books should not be packed tightly on a shelf. It ruins the back and causes them to tear'loosc with the strain of getting in and out. Often it forces the leaves to sag to the shelf when pushed unduly. It is just as bad for books to be too loose on a shelf, as they warp, and the spreading leaves encourage dust. A bookcase with the rnntents at every angle is not a pleas ing sight. There are some housekeep ers who think a yearly dusting of the looks at houseeleaning time sufficient. This is bad enough when they are kept under glass; when on open shelves it means ruin to valuable books. It takes a little longer to dust the backs and tops of books on each shelf every day. Tse a soft cheese cloth or silk duster and shake it fre quently. London Globe. Beards and Beliefs. Why is it that there seems to be some vital connection Iwtween a man's beard and his belief? The late George Jacob Holyoake. in an article con tributed to the Fortnightly Review of September, JIHC recalls the time not so very long ago "when only four men in Birmingham had the courage to wear beards. They were followers of Joanna Soiithcotr. They did it in imi tation of the apostles, and were jeer ed at in the streets by ignorant Chris tians." Iu the nurse of the same ar ticle Mr. Holyoake remarks that "George Frederick Miintz. one of the two first members elected in Itirming ham. was the first mcmlicr wh ven tured to wear a beard in the house of commons, and he would "me been in suited had he not been a powerful man and carried a heavy malacca eaue, which lie was known to apply to any one who offered him a personal af front." London Standard. The Mikado's Title. The ruler of Japan really should be called ten-o. not mikado. The latter means "royal gate" aud is a title some what similar to sublime porte. which is used indifferently to mean the Turk ish sultan, his government or the coun try itself. Ten-o means "heaven's highest," a title surpassing all the most grandiloquent European efforts. The original Japanese equivalent for ten-o is soumelamikoto, but the former is universally used, perhaps on account of its brevity. No Reason to Worry. "I once played the part of Venus in a pantomime," said the lady who showed her age and was beginning to have a mustache. "Well, I wouldn't let it worry me," replied the one who was still fair to look upon. "Venus was only a myth, so, of course, you didn't hurt her feel ings." Chicago Kecord-IIerald. His Weakness. WIgg Your friend the actor seems rather eccentric. Wagg He's the per sonification of eccentricity. Why, that mau actually admits there are other actors just as good as he Is. Phila delphia Record. A word of kindness Is seldom spoken In vain. It Is a seed which, even when dropped by chance, springs up a flower. Attractive Rates for March VERY LOW ONE-WAY RATES TO PACIFIC COAST. A general basis of 23 00 for one-way coioniet tickets to California, Oregon. Washiag ton and tbe Far West, daily from March 10th to April 10th. Tickets are honored in coaches and through tourist sleepers. THROUGH TOURIST SLEEPING SERVICE. Every day to Los Angelce, via Denver, Scenic Colorado, Salt Lake Route. I Every day to San Francisco. March ' ( F r - - orado, Ogden; personally conducted tonrist sleeper excursions every Thurs day and Sundhy to 'Frisco, thence Los Angeles via Coast Line. Every 'day to Seattle, Portland and Northwest. HOMESEEKERS EXCURSIONS. March 7th and 21et, to new territory south, west and northwest, including Big Horn Baein. YELLOWSTONE PARK. Think now about touring the Park this summer; inquire about the new aud attractive way through this wonderland, an eight-day personally conducted camping tour from Cody, via the scenic entrance, every thing provided; different from all other tours. An Ideal recreative and scenic outing for a small party of friends to take. Address Aaron Holm, Proprietor, Cody, Wyo., or the undersigned. If you are expecting to make any kind of a summer tour I shall Le glad to have you get in touch with me early. HffiB ADMIRALS IN THE MAKING. The Course For Midshipmen at the Naval Academy and at Sea. Two midshipmen arc appointed each year by every United States senator and congressman, two arc credited to the District of Columbia, and live arc named each year from the United States at large. All are generally chosen by competitive examination. The course for the midshipman is six years, four years at the academy and two years at sea, at the expira- tiou of which time the candidate is required to take his examination for graduation. All midshipmen who pass these examinations are appointed to fill vacancies iu the lower grade of the line of the navy. All candidates for admission to the academy must be physically sound, well formed and of vigorous constitu tion. No boy who Is manifestly un dersized will be admitted. The height of the candidate must not be less than five feet two inches Ijetwocn the ages of sixteen and eighteen and not less than five feet four inches between the ages of eighteen and twenty. The minimum weight of the candidate at sixteen must be 100, with nu Increase of five pounds for each additional year or fraction of a year more than one half. X midshipman fr permitted to mar ry lietwccn the date of his graduation from the academy aud his final grad uation for appointment in the line without the consent of the secretary of the navy. The pay of the midship man is ?G0O a year, beginning with the date of his admission to the academy. It Is Just a Habit. "I suppose. Eileen," she remarked to the new girl, with feigned indifference, "that you overheard my husband and me conversing rather earnestly thM morning. I hope, however, th.it you did not think anything unusual was coing on?" "Xiver a bit. mum. Oi wanst had a husband meself. an niver a day pass ed that th neichbors didn't belave one r th other uv us would be kiit en toirly.' Success Magazine. The Charm of England. It is not strange that Englishmen Should be. as certainly they are, pas sionate lovers of their country, for their country is almost beyond parallel peaceful, gentle and beautiful. Even In vast London, where practical life asserts Itself with such prodigious force, the strancer is impressed in every direction with a sentiment of repose and pence. William Winter. Watch Not Going. Cholly What's the time, old chap? I've nu invitation to dinner at 7 and my watch Isn't going. Gussle Why, wasn't your watch invited, too, dean boy? Boston Transcript. ' Mil A'- .v?s'g'' f5cs "- . '.MT". - f-'f ?Jki . S.S5&-, rJ?wMmiC jBsssssssssfl9&2' ."'i'. ' J ( Tl.- J -JMuiraeMKi' m aJSSSSSSSSSBSBvw-3SiJ -f J- fvW, 'gSWWB7BTssBMPBML- -4sBBBBssKEaiESSSSSijBaHBl ISx -- j9"sTbTbTbTbTbTbTbTsTbTbTbTbTbTbTbTbTbTbTbTbsTbVs'-- ' 4BTBTBsTfBTBTBTBTBTBTBBTBTfs73ZBTBTrBTr?rTCKlJ !V SKKKSUBlKmBBUiajAasMuLM Mane Old Books Rebound In iact, for anything in tbe book binding line bring your work to Journal Office Phone 184 10th to Anril tilth, via Denver. Semiii: Cat- l. F. RECTOR, Ticket Agent Columbus. Nebr. L. W. WAKbLfcY. Gen'l. rassenfler flent. Omaha. Hthr BUSY PEOPLE. Here's a Writer Who Says They Rare ly Accomplish Big Things. The sun is blazing down on the gar den In which lives a saint, so called, whom I visited one day in Bombay. He has not spoken for twenty-tbree years, and his neighbors look upon him with awe. Some mouths later I visited at Davos Platz a man who for nearly thirty years has been studying drops of blood under a microscope. He is gettiiji; as close to life as he can. but admits that he knows little more than the sage in his hot garden at Bombay. Both the western scientist and the eastern sage smile indulgently at the fussiness of modern life. My own experience of men iu many lands has taught me that the most active arc least valuable. It is a uota hie survival of the simian in man that so many people think that constant mental and physical activity Is a meas ure of value. Busy people seldom ac complish anything. The statue, the poem, the painting, the solution of the economic, financial or social problem, the courage and steadfastness for war even are all born In seclusion and ap pear mysteriously from nowhere. JIo Here, Cromwell. Washington, Lincoln. Shakespeare. Dante and Cervantes all appear from nowhere and promptly take command of the busybodies. What a crowd or men we all recall who were so busy making themselves remembered that they are already for gotten! Price Collier In Scribner's Magazine. A Btblo Library. Probably the finest collection of Bibles in the world is that in the li brary of the General Theological semi nary in Chelsea square. New York. In the fireproof Bible room on the second floor are more than J."o different edi tions of the Bible, in all about LVW) volumes, arranged on shelves and In glass cases. Of these ."." editions are In Latin, making 1,0.K volumes. Of "polyglot" editions- in more than one language there are !:. in .00 volumes. The most interesting of the Bibles Is the Gutenberg volume, printed at Mo guntia between 14."t and 14" by Jo hannes Gutenberg, which has always ranked as a masterpiece of art. Timber and Lumber. 'Taw. is there any difference be tween timber and lumber?" "There is no necessary difference in kind, my son. They differ merely in degree or stage of development. For example, a man may be spoken of as good timber for some high office and yet represent nothing but lumber when he gets there." Chicago Tribune. Vulgarity. "Why do you say he Is vulgar?" '" "Because lie has at least ten times as much money as I have." Chicago Record-Herald. &W!3$r$ SBBSSBsVflBSSSsHHHGP9BSSBsi "WiSSBftOPrLSBSSSSSBSBKBHKSfmr&TPSzRQ SMC " Tl. 3T iIWWV - mftr- PMBA - IT -" WtVM Y t fa - W F - w ! - rt I vsp-:jw.i? Binding M V 1 t i I" i j s -, - jot-1- T:-r-- - " " "" - - - -" "