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BOTH PHONES 26
CHINESE COMPANY FINANCE
President Declares Himself Unworthy
to Fill Position and Police
Break Up Meeting.
Chinese company finance appears
to differ from the English. At a
shareholders' meeting of the Anb'ii
railway and mining corporation the
other day the hall was decorated with
ehrubs and emblems such as the
dragon and phoenix.
The president's first announcement
was that he proposed to elect an
other president, as ho felt himself too
etnpld and incompetent to discharge
his duties any longer showing a dis
tinct advance on the ordinary system,
under which this proposal generally
emanates from the shareholders.
A letter was then read from the
vice-president to the effect that he
waB ill, but hoped the meeting would
keep on sitting until he came. (Ap
plause.) What the financial position may be
of the shares of the company we do
not know, or the amount (if any) of
the dividend, but both are probably
low, as the meeting "became disturbed
and had to bo brought to a close by
a detachment of police and CO sol
diers. (Note by our stock exchange expert.
Buy Chinese railways wherever ob
tainable; they appear to bo honestly
conducted.) Black and White.
An Italian Figures That Mankind,
After All, Is Only a Wee Fart
of the World.
How little mankind signifies in the
scheme of nature is shown by a
rather morose calculation of the Ital
ian Professor Zuccarini, who has fig
ured out, among other tilings, that
estimating the world's population as
1 billion the whole human race at
present living could stand comfort
ably shoulder to shoulder in an area
of 500 square miles.
Taking the number of generations
in the past 6,000 years as 1!00. the
room taken up by them all on the
above plan would only be half the
size of Germany, or for the sake of
comparison less than the area of the
state of Colorado. To bury all the
people on earth would need a gravc
yarPlittle larger than that area.
If the dust left by each body be
estimated at one-tenth cubic yard,
which is a liberal estimate, it would
cover only 40 square miles to a depth
of about three feet. This certainly
seems insignificant compared with
the great coral reefs and other im
mense deposits built up by the shells
of tiny infusoria.
Two Points of View.
Nice discrimination would be re
quired to decide which is the pessi
mist and which the optimist in the ap
pended Civil war reminiscence.
During one of the battles of Mur
freesboro a group of wounded men
was huddled about a field hospital
waiting surgical attention when a big
brawny trooper, with a bullet in his
left leg and another in his right arm,
hobbled Hip. holding his wounded arm
In his left hand.
"Doc," he drawled, "tho Johnnies
came pretty near hitting .me."
Another fellow, blowing b'ood co
piously from his nose, the point of
which had been shot off. promptly in
terposed: "Doctor, the rascals" sputter
"came near" another blow and sput
ter "missing me." Youth's Compan
ion. Birds of a Feather.
The man who was trying to become
an expert canoeist was discoursing on
"What do you think I've named It?"
They knew not.
"The 'New England Conscience.'
"Because it's almost always upset."
The Unreal and the Real.
"Most of our ills are purely imag
inary." "Yes," replied the materialist. "But
orhen you eat mushroomsand develop
toadstool symptoms there is usually
something more than imagination to
be reckoned with."
MAN'S LIFE FULL OF WOE
His Shirt Is Soaked in Glue and Con
crete and Buttons Always
The onward march of civilization
has its obstacles. Shirts being made
for man and not man for shirts, every
time a iwn g"ts a new shirt or one
comes back from the laundry the mor
al uplift needs the application of the
safety brake and the emergency clutch
to keep us from dropping into the cel
Shirts are made of various kinds of
materials. After the sewing is fin
ished they are left for a few hours
in a strong mixture of glue and con
crete. This fastens the back to tho
bosom and sticks the sleeves together.
I utton holes are then made in the
neckband and the band is then steeped
in cement so that the button holes can
not be opened. The bosom is then
adorned with buttons. These buttons
are hewed on with on" weak thread,
so that when you try to button tho
shirt, after having pried it apart with
a paper knife and strong language,
the buttons will fly away merrily.
Shirts that are laundered are always
sent back with the lower button but
toned in, and all tho button holes
Dress shirts are made with veneered
bosoms, with little round holes where
the studs are only supposed to be
placed. These bosoms are absolutely
inflexible and the studs cannot be in
serted without the aid of a sledgo
hammer, which is damaging to the dis
position. The man who will Invent a button
less shirt, which cannot be starched
in the neckband, will cam a monument
which will be illuminated at night.
GROSS CRUELTY TO BOOKS
Librarian Protests Against the Way
Some People Handle Volumes
in Street Cars.
"The way some people handle books
i in street cars knocks that old Sunday
school precept, 'Let not your angry
passions rise' into smithereens so far
ns I am concerned," said the librarian.
"I g-t especially wrathy when the
abused books happen to belong to a,
public librarj-. Most of them do be
"Persons carrying a great pile of
books are the worst offenders. A
bunch of books carried under the arm
get pretty unmanageable. They slip
ami slide around as if they had been
"One way to prevent that is to slip
the top rover of the bottom book into
the lower cover of the book just
above it. and so on through the pile.
Tiie books cannot slip then, but
heaven help the covers. They will
cet torn loose in no time.
"Every once in a while a subscriber
who v. ants to save himself the trouble
of chasing books in the street locks a
bundle of them together that way re
fore leaving the library, but usually
romebody who knows the effects stops
him. In street cars he is free to do
as he chooses unless some librarian
catches him at it. Maybe they have
no right to interfere then, but most
of them do."
Made Hit With Waiter.
J. Ever.son Powell, II. F. H., of the
Dean Valley Hunt, rode with the
Chagrin Valley Hunt the other day
to talk horse show for the Columbus
meet and made a hit with Charles
Johnson, a colored waiter at the club
in Gates Mill.
After a time Johnson approached
Ivan Engcr, the steward, to ask the
meaning of the mysterious letters "M.
"Oh, that," said Engcr, without
winking an eyelash. "Why, that
means "Master of the Fish Hounds."
Johnson's eyes grew large as sau
cers. "Mali Lo'dy," he whispered.
j "Mahster ob do Fish Houn's! Ain't he
' do dandy!" Cleveland Leader.
Insurance Adjuster (looking at the
remaiiis of the parlor furniture) Is
this all you managed to save out of
Owner (profusely apologetic) Yes,
sir. I'm awfully sorry, but I kind o
felt that I really ought to get my wife
and children cut of the building first.
BACK TO HIS AUTOMOBILE
Senator Oliver's Experience In Dis
carding the Luxury Proves -Very
Far Front Satisfactory.
No more -will George T. Oliver,
United States senator from Pennsyl
vania, endeavor to mix 'with tho com
Senator Oliver's determination to re
turn to tho luxury of an automobile is.
due to his discovery that all men iook
alike to the motormen of street cars in
Washington. Senator Oliver's auto had
not come to tako him home, and he
stood in tho street stamping his feet
fn tho snow and impatiently waiting
for a car. Presently one came bowl
fngdown tho street at top speed. He
commanded the motorman to stop by
raising" his hand, and, never dreaming
that his senatorial mandate would be
ignored, prepared to get aboard.
The car slowed down just sufficient'
ly to deceive the senator, but "the mo
torman was merely reducing speed a
bit to get around a curve. Senator
Oliver grasped the handle of the car,
was promptly yanked off his feet, and
tho street was in a fair way of being
swept of its snow by the immaculate
clothing of tho indignant senator -when
that individual came to the conclu
sion that he could not get aboard the
car without inviting tho legislature of
Pennsylvania to name a successor to
the late George T. Oliver. Ho released
his hold on the handle, slid along the
slippery pavement for a few feet, and
delivered himself of a few choice re
marks -which would have shocked the
parliamentary feeling of Vice-President
"Do you know whom you passed?" a
passenger asked tho conductor.
"I suppose 'twas a senator, but his
nickel don't look any bigger than any
one else's when tho car is late. This
Is one place where we can givo the
best of them the go-by, see." Wash
BIGGEST DAM IN THE WORLD
Reservoir to Cover 56.4 Square Miles
and Hold 80,000,000,000 Cubic
Feet of Water.
A dam larger than any now built
or building in tho world is to bo con
structed in connection with a mam
moth irrigation enterprise which will
soon be undertaken in the presidency
of Madras, nritish India, known as
the Cauvery reservoir project.
The project includes the construc
tion of a huge masonry dam across
tho Cauvery river, for impounding tho
flood waters during the monsoon sea
sons, and the construction of a sys
tem of canals through largo sections
of tho unirrlgated deltaic region in
order to distribute the flow.
There are now under irrigation In
the Cauvery deltaic systems 1,003,000
acres, and the crop area will be in
creased by the new works about
The dam will be 0.3."i2 feet in length
and 202 feet from the lowest level of
its foundations to the roadway on top
and 200 feet to the top of its parapets.
The height from the average level of
tho river bed to tho roadway will be
173 feet, and the full level of the
reservoir will bo six feet less. In
masonry it will contain 3S.500.000
The next three dams in size are the
Assouan, in Egypt, with 19.000,000
cubic feet of masonry; the Croton in
New York, 23,100,00, and the Olive
Bridgo dam in New York, 23,000.000.
It is estimated that 12 years will ho
required to complete tho Cauvery
dam, and that the cost, including tho
canals, $12,491,555. Tho area sub
merged by the impounded waters un
der the new project will be 54.6
square miles, and tho effective capa
city of tho reservoir 80,000,000,000
ODD WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT
How William Cuilen Bryant Informed
His Mother That He Had Been
The following letter from William
Cullent Bryant to his mother indicates
that tho author of "Thanatopsis" and
the immortal lines "To a Water
fowl" could enjoy his joke on occa
"Dear Mother: I hasten to send you
the melancholy intelligence of what
has lately happened to me.
"Early on the evening of the 11th
day of the present month I was at a
neighboring house in this village. Sev
eral peoplo of both sexes were assera,
bled in one of the apartments, and
three or four others, with myself, were
At last came a little elderly gentle,
man, pale, thin, with a solemn coun
tenance, pleuritic voice, hooked nose
and hollow eyes. It was not long be
fore wo were summoned to attend In
the apartment where he and the rest
of the company were gathered.
We went in and took our seats; the
little elderly gentleman with the hook
ed nose prayed, and we all stood up
When he had finished, most of us sal
The gentleman with the hooked nose
then muttered certain cabalistic ex
pressions, which I was too much fright
ened to remember; but I recollect thai
at the conclusion I was given to un
dcrstand that I was married to a
young lady by the name of Frances
Fairchlld, whom I perceived standing
by my side, and whom I hope in th
course of a few months to have the
pleasure of introducing to you as youi
daughter-in-law, which is a matter oi
Eoaie interest to the poor girl, who hai
neither father nor mother in th
world. Prof. Chubb, In "Stories ol
Killed by an Insult.
M. Borini, an elderly cabinetmaker,
living in the Eaux-Vives quarter of
Geneva, died last night under ex
traordinary circumstances. He was
visited by a customer with whom he
had quarreled, and the dispute con
tinued yesterday, when the customer
In his anger said: "Monsieur, you are
a thief." The cabinetmaker, who had
a very good reputation in Geneva,
staggered under the Insult and fell to
the ground. He was carried to his
bedroom, where he died a few hours
later. Geneva Correspondent London
Franklin M'dse. Co.
Ladies' and Men's
Fine Tailor Made
Suits and Top Goats
612 West 12th St.
SOLITUDE OF THE LONDONER
There Is One City Where a Man Need
Take No Part in Com
Winston Churchill, who was the
guest of the evening at the St. David's
day dinner. at the Trocadero, drew a
picture of the solitude of London.
"Where else in the world," he asked,
"have you freedom such as you have
In London now? Here a man, so long
jfts he docs not break the law or have
practical jokes played on him, may
llve, year after year, without ques
tions being asked him as to where ha
comes from or what he thinks.
" "He may bo richer than the dreams
of avarice or poorer than the night
marc of poverty. But no one is going
to make any inquiry, and unless he
seeks them for himself he will Le
charged with no public duties. He
will bo asked to tako part in no com
munal life, ho will have no neighbors,
and ho 'will submit himself to the
judgment of no circlo of friends.
"Why, tho last people In the world
that Londoner knows are those that
Hvo next door to him, so that his
manners, his -morals, his probity, his
prosperity, his ruin, give no concern to
those who live at his side no more
concern than their qualities and vir
tues aro to him.
"In this mighty labyrinth of streets,
crowded as they are with the vastest
aggregation of human beings that tho
history of tho world can show, a man
can enjoy a complete detachment from
all forms of civic and social obligation,
he may find in this country a solitudo
more effectively sccuro in the midst
of this great city than will ever bo af
forded to the wanderer in the steppes
of Russia or tho deserts of Sahara.
"London, I think you will agree, has
produced a freedom more complete,
and I think I will add norc slatternly,
than any that has yet been discover
able among men." London Express.
HE DISLIKES P0RT-AU-PRINCI
Englishman Says the Haitien City Is
Noisy, Filthy and Dangerous
Passengers from Haiti on tho Hamburg-American
who arrived in New York recently, de
clared that Port-au-Prince and other
cities on the island were in a state of
disorganization akin to revolution. Ac
cording to W. A. Placier, an electrical
engineer of London, who had been on
the island for six weeks, the city of
Port-au-Prince is an exceptionally
dangerous place for any person who
values his life. "There aro only about
90,000 persons in Port-au-Prince," said
Mr. Placier, "and thcro is more noiso
in that town than there is in New
York. Tho city Is filthy, and the pig
Eccms to be the household pet. There
aro hasty trials of offenders during
the day, and the victims arc sometimes
buried when alive and unconscious.
No ono can tell who has been buried
until the identity or the victim be
comes known through his absence
from customary haunts. The soldiers
aro supposed to receive 12 cents a
week, hut they seldom get their allow
ance and depend almost wholly upon
foraging for existence. Organization
seems to have disappeared. I saw a
general drilling six men with a sword.
When I offered him a dollar for the
sword he sold it eagerly and continued
drilling, substituting a piece of sugar
jcane for the sword."
Did Not Linger.
State Senator Bowerman of Oregon
defended a participant in a shooting
scrape recently and a material point
In the case hinged upon the testimony
of an aged Tcnnesscean. "Where
were you when this shot was fired?"
queried counsel for the defense "I
was about ten feet behind the feller
what got shot." "And were you there
when the marshal arrived?" "No,
sah; I wa'n't nowhere nigh tho
place." "You must have traveled pret
ty fast." suggested Mr. Bowerman.
The witness projected his goatee over
the rail of the witness st.md and in a
confidential tone of voice said: "Well,
Jay, I'll tell ye; I mpde jest three
tracks between Knox's livery barn
and the cotehouse."
"John." asked Mrs. Dorkins, "what
Is a 'political con game?' "
"Why, it's it's a frame-up, 70U
"Yes, but what is a frame-up?"
"A er piece of bunk, of course;
can't you "
"What is a piece of bunk?"
"Oh, shucks!" exclaimed Mr. Dor
kins. "What's the uie of trying to tell
a voman anything about unlitta-i"
Knew More Than, All of Them.
The Lawyer Aro you acquainted
with any of the men on the jury?
The Witness Yes. sir; more than
half of them.
The Lawyer Are you willing to
swear that you know more than half
Tho Witness Say, if It comes to
that, I'm willing to swear that I know
more than all of them put together.
Kin Hubbard, the Indiana humorist,
once was assigned to cover a perform
ance of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Hub
bard had his brain-child, old "Abo Mar
tin" report the play. This was tho
critique: ' 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' played
down f Melodeon hall las' night. Th
. .00 rrnni hut thev had ooor sut-
port." Everybody's Magazine.
LUGGAGE UT00 EMOTIONAL"
iWhy the Drummer Had to Pay in
Advance at a Hotcl'In Staun
Representative Carter Glass ot
Lynchburg, Va., tells tho following
story-and says'thatevery word of it
"I s topped. offat. Staunton one night
not so very long agoand It was along
about midnightiwhen I alighted from
the C. & O. train. With the exception
of a couple of-negroes and a big red
faced drummer I was the only.pas
senger to get off. Thero wasn't any
bus at the stationrand-we the drum
mer and I had$tovhoof lt to the hotel
(there was only 'one). When wo got
thero we woke up the night cleric
who-was also porter.and:bell-hop, and
after I'registcredrl stuck tho pen back
in the half potato on tho desk. My
newly mado acquaintance, the drum
mer, had registered before me and
was ragging wlthitho night clerk.
" Til have to ask .you to pay in ad
vance,' remarked the clerk to the
" 'Isn't my luggage good enough se
curity?' replied the traveling man,
who had never traveled in Virginia
" 'I am afraid, .old man, it is a lit
tle too emotional,' answered tho clerk
with a yawn.
'"Emotional? questioned tho tired
"'Sure, emotional. It's easily moved
"Well, that drummer had to pay his
bill in advance. The clerk must have
sized mo up right away for an honest
man, for my grip wasn't as big as
this salesman's and I didn't have to
settle until I was ready to check out
tho next morning."
LAKE LASTS FIVE MONTHS
During Rest of the Year the Balkan
Peasants Raise Crops on Its
On tho route from Gravosa, a Dal
matian port on the Adriatic, to Mos
tar, former capital of Herzegovina, Is
situated a lake of remarkablo char
acter and behavior and of almost
equally remarkable name. An Eng
lish woman, Maude M. Holbach, writ
ing of her travels through those two
Balkan states lately annexed to the
empire of Francis Joseph, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, has thus described Lake
For more than an hour wo jour
neyed along the shores of a desolate
mountain lake, shut In by barren
mountains, which tho guide book told
us bears the unpronounceable name
of Popovopolje, and is only a lake dur
ing fivo months of tho year. It dries
up in summer bo completely that the
ground can bo cultivated. The inhab
itants of Its banks must havo a sim
ilar experience to tho dwellers in tho
villages along he Nile, who are ac
customed to go about on dry land half
the year and tho other half by boat.
This lake puzzled us not a little
when first we saw it, for the tree3
growing here and there out of tho
water plainly showed inundation; and
on the other hand, the primitivo lit
tle canoes hero and thero on its banks
showed that the inundation, if such,
was expected and prepared for.
The waters aro said to escape In
summer through underground courses,
and In proof of this a special kind of
fish is found in this lake which could
not otherwise get there. Youth's
WHERE THERE IS NO BREAD
This Staple Food Is Never Seen in a
Village Not Far From
There aro regions wherein the poor;
er classes of peasantry eat little or nc
bread. Baked loaves of bread are prao
tlcally unknown in many parts oi
southern Austria and Italy ant
throughout tho agricultural district ol
It is said that in the village of thj
Obcrsteiermark, not far from Vienna,
bread is never seen, tho staple food
being sterz, a kind of porridge madr,
from ground beech nuts, taken al
breakfast with fresh or curled milk
at dinner with brotfi or fried lard, and
with milk again for supper. This dish
is also known as heiden and takes the
place of bread not only in the Austrian
district named, but In Carinfhia and in
many parts of the Tyrol.
In northern Italy the peasants affect
a substitute for bread called polenta
a porridge made of boiled grain. Po
lenta is not, however, allowed to "gran
ulate" like Scotch porridge or like the
Austrian sterz, but Is boiled into a
solid pudding, which is cut up and
portioned out with a string. It is eaten
cold as often as it is hot, and is Ic
every sense the Italian's daily bread.
A variation of polenta, called mama,
liga, Is said to be the favorite food ol
the poorer classes of Rumania. Mama
Hga is like polenta, in that it is made
of boiled grain, but it Is unlike the lab
tor in ono important respect the
grains aro not allowed to settle into a
solid mass, but aro kept distinct, aftei
the fashion of oatmeal porridge. Tib
Tho production of coke In beehive
ovens and retorts in the United
States in 1903 tob 39,315,063 short
tons, worth 89,965,483, against 26,
033,518 tons, worth 62,483.983 In
1908. The Increase was 51.02 pel
cent. In quantity and 43.92 per cent
In value. Notwithstanding this in
creaso tho output was still 1.463,493
short tons and $21,573,643 below th
high record made in 1907, which wai
40.779,564 short tons, valued at $111
539.126. The 1909 increase over 1903
was mainly mado in tho last half oi
The average prico a ton was 2.4(1
in 1908. against 2.29 in 1909. while In
1907 tho average price was 2.74 s
ton. Coke mado In tho by-product
ovens is tho more profitable. At the
close of 1909 thero wero 949 of then
under construction. Their producl
In 1909 averaged in prico 3.27'a ton
against 2.10 for the output of th
H. F, GREINER
STAPLE DRY GOODS
Corner llth and Olive Streets -
We have a good line of staple Dry Goods
and are sure they will interest you
Embroideries of all kinds, per QC
yard, 10c to Ol iZJ
Lace Curtains 0 Afl
Window Shades 7Cn
from 25c o I Jb
Men's and Boys' Overalls, Dress and Work
Shirts; also Summer Underwear
of all descriptions
Saturday, May 13
Here arc some prices that will save you
money. All goods arc strictly lirst-class,
as advertised, and sold at the following
prices for cash only. r
1 package of Oatmeal, regular Cp
25c size, at I Ju
1 sack Schmitt's Flour ft I A A
12 cans Standard Corn 01 A A
12 cans Standard Peas 01 A A
1 2 cans Pork Sq Beans, second to ft QC
none in quality, regular 15c size 01 iZJ
7 calls Rex Lye C Ap
10 bars of Lenox Soap (here's where OCp
you get your money's worth I Jb
Cream Cheese, Oflp
per pound ZUb
3-pint Jars of Pickles, Sweet, Sour, AC p
or Mustard (very fine) Jb
All goods bought will be delivered free in
city, and special attention to phone orders
Prima Facie Proof.
After (ho report bad been current
for a week that John's wife, whom
John had met and married and was
still secluding in Chicago, was ugly
as sin, a friend who had John's in
terests at heart ran down the author
of the rumor with the intention of
making her retreat.
"How do you know sho Is ugly?"
ho asked. "Have you ever seen
"No," said the experienced gossip.
"I never have, neither have I Been
her picture nor anybody who has eith
That h distinctive of
Style No. 69
One of the best
known 25 cent
9-nlv Combed vnm
v.-ilh sufficient twet to
rive most wear.
Nc. 69 to our pat
rons because vc
believe in it.
Cotjcj in Hack
m :o !0J
For Salt by
er seen her or her picture, but I know
she is ugly because I had it straight
from a person who lives in Chicago
that when sho ordered a do?on pictures
taken just awhile before the wedding
the photographer made her pay in ad
vance, and a photographer never does
that unless the subject Is so ugly that
pho t.-ill be discouraged when she seea
th pictures and icfuso to accept
thm on the ground that he hasn't
dco good work. If you don't believe
me. ask a photographer."
Hut loim's champion let the matter
But Lota oi: