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But would wireless telegraphy really
do away with the telegraph boy?
And now the cabinet makers at Wash
ington will buckle down again to work.
Past profits never count with the fire
Insurance men when they contemplate
Wonder If Emperor William has
barred the use of French champagne at
Whenever' a lawyer loses a suit he is
cock-sure the fellow on the other aide
bad the Jury fixed.
The next move of the brigands who
captured Miss Stone will probably be
for a weekly payday.
Grown people with good memories
will sympathise with . school children
when holidays fall on Saturday.
Perhaps those Bulgarian brigands got
their Inspiration by reading np on the
mediaeval ancestor of the modern de
scendants of the famous robber barons.
Judging from the Ingredients mixed
for him Into the official program. Prince
Henry win have a ten days' taste of the
strenuous life as It really la In ita na
Kansas populists have decided to go it
alone during the coming campaign.
They have evidently tired of pulling
most of the load and dividing np even
at the end of the journey.
Tillman and McLaurtn should have
postponed their little argument until the
day Prince Henry visited the senate JuHt
to make sure the proceedings should
not be dull on that occasion.
If the Washington dinners result In as
severe attacks ot political Indigestion
aa those on St Jackson day,' democrats
better swear off on dinner and confine
themselves to Informal lunches.
If New York hotels keep on burning
up, people from the provinces are likely
to defer visits to the metropolis until
tha weather becomes warm enough to
encourage sleeping In the park.
Tha medical students of the Iowa.
State university freshman class have
gone on a strike. No serious shortage
of doctor would be encountered If one
school should miss one year's crop.
Eleven thousand bills await the ac
tion ot congress and the session Is still
young. The consoling feature of it Is
that the great majority of the bill will
be on the waiting list when the session
London' official census fixes the popu
latlon of that world's metropolis at
.53ti,54L which 1 nearly five times
what It waa In 1S01, or 100 years ago,
The drift cityward was a world-wide
phenomenon throughout tho nineteenth
Members of the Diet of Hesse have
requested the grand duke to Inform It
of the reasons for divorcing his wife.
The grand duko should come to this
country, where he can easily find sev
eral state not at all Inquisitive about
the reasons, provided he can pay the
Brewers threaten to raise the price of
boer unless the war tax 1 removed from
their product It is serious enough
when the henrgo on a strike, the potato
crop Is short and meat prices go sky-
x ward, o congress should hasten to re
lieve the publle from any Increase In
the price of a growler.
tbe rntSiDKxrs act.
According to Washington dlopatches
the credit for the proposed proceeding
by the lHpertment of Jnntloe sea Inst
the Northern Securities company be
longs entirely to President Roosevelt and
It nppear that In the matter he has
shown characteristic earnestness and
determination. The statement la made
that the president put aside some of the
Important financial Interests and Influ
ences In the country, who have been
using extraordinary measures to Induce
him to keep hands off. The great finan
ciers of the country It Is said, have been
representing to the president and his
friends that the merger, while It may
not be entirely legal, Is not against pub
lic policy and that the more" could be
gained by letting It proceed than to stir
up trouble In Wall street
While the president had no wish to
stir np business distrust, he Is reported
to have told those who expressed ap
prehension of such a result that if busi
ness distrust must follow the prevent
ing of such acts a are shown in the
Northern Securities merger, then those
who are engaged In promoting them
should have taken Into consideration
that view before they consummated the
acts. There Is no difficulty In accepting
this statement as true. Mr. Roosevelt Is
understood to have Informed the at
torney general of Minnesota that if the
merger was against public policy and
against the Interests ot the public, and
at the same time in violation of a United
States statute, he would give to the men
of the northwest who are fighting it all
the assistance at his command. The ev
idence la that he lost no time In having
the attorney general of the United States
investigate the matter and upon his
opinion that the merger Is In violation
of the anti-trust act of 1800 there was
no hesitation In directing the Depart
ment of Justice to Institute proceedings
to test the legality of the merger.
There Is shown In this an earnest pur
pose on the part of President Roosevelt
to enforce the law, which will be very
gratifying to the country. He Is not an
Implacable enemy of corporations. He
does not believe In a policy of summary
suppression. On the contrary he take a
conservative view of the question of
dealing with the Industrial combinations.
He said In his message that "to strike
with Ignorant violence at the Interest
of one set of men almost Inevitably en
danger the interest of all. The funda
mental rule In our national life the
rule which underlies all others is that
on the whole and In the long run, we
shall go up or down together." But
President Roosevelt, there is every rea
son to believe, will be found a deter
mined foe to any corporation that he
thinks la violating the law and will use
all the power vested in him to enforce
the law. Hi action in regard to the op
eration of the Northern Securities com
pany give most satisfactory promise of
this and there can be no doubt that it
will have a wholesome effect
sew pl Ait for aitjia' :vba.
Senator Elkln of West Virginia re
cently said that he was opposed to any
dislocation of our national policy for
the enrichment of Cuba or any other
country and that "If we are compelled
to help Cuba let the burden fall upon
the entire country and not upon a few."
This 1 what Is contemplated by the
bill that Representative Smith of Michi
gan ha Introduced In the house, which
provide for the negotiation of a reci
procity treaty under which this govern
ment shall refund to the Cuban govern
ment 40 per cent of duties, Cuba to
grant a concession of all duties on im
ports from the United States. By such
an arrangement there would be no dis
location of our tariff policy, but the
entire country would contribute to the
Cuban treasury to the extent of 40 per
cent of the duties' collected on Importa
tion from Cuba. Our sugar and to
bacco Industries would bear their share
of this, but they will still have tariff
protection. The benefit of such a con
cession would go to the government of
Cuba and not to the sugar and tobacco
grower of the islaud, so that the money
thus realised would be used tor all the
people, instead of going to a few, as
would be the case with tariff reduction.
This plan will of course not be ac
ceptable to the Cuban planter nor to
the American Sugar trust. It offer
them no advantage. It would give the
Cuban government a generous sum an
nually for public Improvements, for
education and for other purposes that
would benefit the whole people. It
would thus be a good thlug for Cuba
and sould leave our tariff policy lu
tact It may be urged, however, that
it would not promote tho Cuban sugar
and tobacco industries and therefore
does not meet the requirements of, th'.
situation. This will bo tho view of
those who assort that this country Is
under moral obligation, ut whatever
sacrifice to home interests, to promote
Cuban industrial development and pros
perity. Tho proposition, however, is
unquestionably geuerous uud is quite
likely to have considerable support
1 if C IttUiUA TlOti PROBLEM.
A valuable contribution to the discus
sion of the irrigation problem is made
by Lieutenant Colonel Chltteudeu of the
United States army, lu an article on
government construction of reservoirs.
He estimates that the total annual sup
ply of water in that portion of the arid
regions which is capable of irrigation
will sustain agriculture On about 70,
OuO.000 acres, or possibly KW.000,000
acres, an area which, oh the basis of
the density of population In the more
highly cultivated section) of Europe,
will under successful Irrigation main
tain a great a population as that of
tha entlro United States In 1900.
llcgnrdlng the conservation of this
water supply, by a comprehensive re
servoir system. Colonel Chittenden
ask by what agency the work ean be
best accomplished and says: "As be
tween the two broad divisions of public
and private agencies, the question Is
not difficult to answer. Neither private
Individuals nor corporations can ever
be relied upon to do this work as It
should be done. In the . first place,
their resources will not ordinarily be
sufficient In the second, ihe Immediate
purpoee for which a company or Indi
vidual might build a reservoir will very
rarely be such as to develop the full
capacity of the site." He urges that the
government can profitably and properly
undertake work of this character
which would be ruinous to an Individ
ual. A to the states constructing re
servoirs, he point out that their pres
ent resources preclude most of them
from undertaking works of this charac
ter. "It must not be forgotten, either,"
ays Colonel Chittenden, "that the gov
ernment 1 the principal land owner in
the west In some of the states nearly
00 per cent of the land Is still public.
The storage of water by which more
of this laud may be reclaimed and set
tle is a Biiii pie business measure on
the part of the government for enhanc
ing tho value of ita own property."
Another authority, Prof. Elwood
Mead, takes a similar view. He say
that Irrigation works must be built
rivalling lu magnitude and cost those
alur the Ganges and the Nile and
that this will not be done until there
has been legislation by congress. The !
arid states cannot do It because they
have not the means and private capital
will not "because experience has shown
that costly private works to reclaim
public lands are not profitable.". "Only
congress," says Tro' Mead, "a tho cus
todian of the public domain, can pro
vide the conditions indispensable to sat
isfactory progress." Such testimony
must strengthen opinion In favor of the
policy ot nationalizing the work of irri
gation, which is manifestly beyond tho
resources of the states, to say nothing
of other difficulties involved In the prob
lem. Being a work of national scope
and importance it should be prosecuted
by the general government in a broad
and liberal way, rather than in the man
ner contemplated by the Hansbrough
Newlands'bill, which it Is expected will
come up for consideration in the senate
WBArS THE MATTER WITH TBS
The local bar association, through It
executive committee, ha undertaken
to overturn the present jury panel
for the district court by ques
tioning the methods employed In Its
selection. If the action of the bar as
sociation is designed to Improve the
jury system generally rather than to
get rid of a particular panel objection
able to Home of its members, It will
have the hearty approval, of the entire
There Is no question but that our
jury system call for betterment and
that the lawyers who practice in the
courts are most familiar with Its weak
points. '' At the same time we must
not forget that our present methods of
drawlug jurors are far in advance of
what they were a few year ago, when
the professional Juror wa the rule
rather than the exception. Whether
the names are selected from the poll
lists or from the tax lists I of not so
much Importance. There are points
that favor one and the other. The poll
list Includes all of "the men who are
actively Identified with political affairs.
The tax list includes those who have
property interests in the community;
yet the property qualification has never
been established as one of the requisites
for jury service. The trouble with our
juries as they are now selected arises
apparently not so much from the
makeup of the lists or the manner of
drawing the names as from the manipu
lation of the Juror after they are
drawn on the panel.
If the member of the bar association
would be honost with themselves they
would recognize the fact that the worst
evils that beset our Jnry system come
from the lawyer themselves. Seldom
a case of jury tampering ha been ex
posed but what some lawyer 1 found at
the bottom of It although he may have
resorted to other agencies to accomplish
his ends. Whatever jury manipulation
is attempted has It fountain bead In the
legal profession, but notwithstanding
the periodic exposures implicating mem
bers of the bar In these nefarious prac-
tices, the local bar association has never
had the nervo to expel any of them
from its membership.
If the bar association means business
It ha the machinery In Ita own hands
and will have popular support for set
ting It In motion.
FOOD FOR THE WIRE TlBStk
The colossal sacrifice of life and prop
erty Involved In our annual offering to
the tire fiend has been strikingly em
phf. sized of late by a series of disastrous
conflagrations in widely separated cities.
The Immense losses Incurred when re
duced to the array of Insurance figures
form a startling reminder of the penalty
lnipostl upon us for Inexcusable neglect
of tho ordinary requirements of safe and
The contrast has often been drawn be
tweeu building operations lu this coun
try ud lu Europe from the standpoint
of protection against fire and the cost-
liutss of cheap construction repeatedly
pointed out But Instead of being
learned, the lesson must fall on deaf
ears, for the contribution to the harvest
of fire and smoke seems to lncreuse
rather than decrease from year to year,
We all know what ought to be done
to check. If not stop, this fearful de-,
miction of property. We know that
the continued erectlou of buildings that
are nothing but Ilretraps merely adds
fuel to the flames. We know that dan
ger lurks In hapbaxard methods of heat
lug aud lighting and that with our
greatly enlarged use of machinery and
power the element of risk from fire
have been many times multiplied, call
ing for extraordinary measures of pre
caution. We know that the number and
character of Inflammables and expto-
Ive In current use la both borne and
factory have kept pace with modern In
dustrial development with correspond
ing necessity for greater care In hand
ling and keeping. We know that th
skyward tendency of our structure
tend also to take the flames, once
started, out of reach. Yet with all this
knowledge we allow ourselves to be led
by selfish object ot expediency for
present advantage at risk of future
Nor are the fire Insurance companies
by any means blameless. They encour
age Invitation to the fire fiend by taking
any risk that 1 offered, provided only
the rate I high enough. If they would
refuse point blank to Issue policies on
buildings that do not come up to pre
scribed reasonable standards, they could
exercise a pressure more potent than all
the building ordinances and regulation
that could be devised. A voluntary part
ner to existing conditions, the fire insur
ance companies can come In for littlo
FOR A SHORTER WORKING VAT.
The recommendation of the Industrial
commission In favor of an eight-hour
working day and the fact that the com
mittee on labor Is giving hearings on a
bill limiting all work on government
contracts to eight hours a day, has re
vived interest In the subject particu
larly in labor circles. It is a very Im
portant question, as all must realise who
will intelligently consider Its relation to
production and therefore to the general
well being. The commission, it Is stated.
had greater difficulty in formulating defi
nite opinions In behalf of the whole
membership on the labor question than
on any other, for the obvious reason
that it Is more complicated than other.
Those who look at the matter solely
from the labor point of view find no
difficulty In concluding that an eight
hour working day would be conducive to
the general welfare. They reason that a
greater number of workers would be em
ployed, that labor would have more leis
ure for Intellectual Improvement and
that production would not necessarily be
much If at all reduced.
On the other hand, those who study
the question more comprehensively and
from all economic point of view find
reason for doubting whether such
shortening of the working day would be
of general benefit The report of the In
dustrial commission say: "There can be
little doubt that in the long run the In
terest of all classes will best bo pro
moted by making the aggregate pro
duction of wealth as great as possible
so long as the workmen are not crowded
beyond their strength." It is recog
nised by the commission that a reduc
tion of our Industrial efficiency would
impair our ability to compete with other
nations, that our industrial efficiency I
due In part to the energy of the work
men and that "that high degree of en
ergy and skill Is the cause, at least In
part, of the higher wages which the
American workmen usually receive"
These are very Important considerations.
In the fierce competition for trade In
which all the nations are now engaged,
can we afford to do anything that might
reduce our ' industrial efficiency and
thereby Impair our ability to compete
with other nations? If It could be
conclusively shown that such would be
the effect of shortening the working day
probably a large majority of Intelligent
workmen would oppose the movement
since the greater interest of labor Is In
Industrial expansion that assures con-1
stant employment at good wages. Any
narrowing of production would of course
Injure the producer equally with the rest
ot the community. Any Impairment of
Industrial energy and efficiency must
affect unfavorably all classes.
The eight-hour day has been very gen
erally adopted by state governments
and municipalities, a well a by the
federal government o far as relates to
persons directly employed In public
service. But the Immediate object upon
which the labor forces are concentrated
Is the demand for an eight-hour' day In
all branches of work performed In pro
ducing commodities for the government
It may not be expedient at present to
comply with this demand. Some of the
testimony before the house committee
on labor was strongly against the propo
sition. But that sooner or later an
eight-hour working day will become gen-
eral may be confidently assumed.
Commentlng on the salaries paid to
public officers In this country, former
Secretary of Agriculture 3. Sterling
Morton remark In hi Conservative that
"In general the salaries are at least 33
per cent larger than the value of the
men who get them rated In the open
market" Coming from a mau who for
four years drew a federal salary a the
occupant of an office he himself said
was more ornamental than useful and
whose abolition he recommssded, this
Is doubtless as authoritative an opinion
as could be had anywhere, But it
seems Impossible to convince the aver
age officeholder that he Is not constantly
overworked and underpaid. He is always
looking around to see if the emolument
of the office cannot be Increased and In
sists that he is sacrificing his private In
terests to serve the public. Yet the old
saying that few die and none resign
holds as good now in the official
stratum aa ever. It wilt be remem
bered that Mr. Morton himself served
out bis full term as secretary of agri
culture aud left none of his salary be
A movement that may eventually ex
ercise a reflex influence upon American
Institutions for higher education seems
to be taking a start in German universi
ties, where sentiment is focalizing to
restrict the privilege now freely ac
corded student from abroad. It Is one
of the penalties Inflicted on countries
that evolve tbe best educational Institu
tions that they attract attendance from
all over the world, after crowding their
own people and dividing the attention
of Instructor upon whom their own
students hsve first claim. The German
universities have been drawn on by
Americans largely In the past although
In the present Instance the objections
raised against tbe foreigner are di
rected at the Russians. Our own fore
most universities have now reached the
point of excellence In faculties and fa
cilities that tbe temptation for the stu
dent to go abroad has been greatly re
duced, and restrictive measure on tbe
part of tbe German universities will not
constitute the hardship for us they
would once have been. Yet the same
difficulty as between the students from
at home and abroad Is likely some day
to beset our universities, or more es
pecially our state universities which
are supported by taxation and where
the outside student imposes an extra
tax burden on the state whose university
be attends. But that problem has not
yet presented itself forcibly and no
bridge need be crossed till we get to it
J. Sterling Morton write from Mexico
that common day labor in a little town
there la worth about 00 cents Mexican
and 30 cents American money, while
the premium given him In an exchange
of American gold for Mexican currency
was 130 per cent A an object lesson
of the beauties of a depreciated silver
coinage, Mexico continue to fill every
demand. - We feel safe from all fear
that his visit to Mexico may In any way
shake Mr. Morton In his vigorous cham
pionship' of the gold standard and his
perpetual pulverization of the flat fakir.
It is to be noted that although still
harping bard on tbe consent of the gov
erned for the Filipinos, the democratic
side in congress shows no sympathy
with efforts to check the disfranchise
ment of tbe negro In the south. Only
by first migrating to tbe Philippines can
the American negro hope to secure demo
cratic championship of his right to par
ticipate in the government
King Leopold, of Belgium has decided
not to visit this country at present The
Belgian king should not be discouraged
by the flamboyant speeches of an Irre
sponsible member of congress. While
no kingly Jobs are to be given out here
the people of the United States have
always extended hospitable greeting to
all who choose to visit this country.
Getting; mm the Richt Track.
Tb democrats la congress are still pat
ting themselves on tha back for their suc
cess la promoting republican legislation.
Oatwarel Slam f Peaoei. .
The war among th Daughters ot the
American Revolutlo will not be a, very
serious affair. None of the women use ex
. The Watt f Hog eery
The Detroit banker who meddled with
other people' money continues to erltlcls
th aewspapers for "meddling with other
people' business." ,-.
Reeaa for One Mere
Dr. E. Benjamin - Andrews thinks, there
will be war between th United States and
Russia la the near future, Now It 1 W.
T. Stead' turn to be (cared at something.
A Touch of Streaaoas K4f
Prince Henry Is to be 'rushed about th
country at a pao which mar glv him
only confuted notions of America, but will
surely Impress him with a vivid sens
of tho high tension ia American Ufa.
A Fsrteri Oeaseastrmtlem.
By losing two officers and tea men sad
having forty men wounded la a vain effort
to bag on Boer private General Kitchener
succeeds admirably In demonstrating why
he seeds such a large force In South
High Vale ef Chlldrea.
A Chicago washerwoman who works hard
to teed and clothe her seven small children
has refused sa offer of 15,000 for one ef
them snd ssys she would refuse $1,000,000.
This will probably throw Miss Sussa An
thony late another tantrum.
Am Espesisrre Kleher.
' The fastidious St Louis street ear eoa
dnrtnr who refused to aoceet a nickel from
a uaiBfir becauaa its faoe was worn !
proving quits an expensive luxury tor his
employers. The United States courts may
be depended upon to uphold any sort ot
money Uncle Sam may choos to keep la
PROTESTING TOO MUCH,
Assertions Cahaa Politicians Ceaa
are with Kitwi Feets.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Several generals who served la the revo
lutionary forces In Cubs hsvs sent to Wash
ington a document claiming that the Cubans
are almost starving oa aocount et bad
economic conditions, snd asking at the
bands of the United States that Cub "be
allowed to live." Cuba Is a fertile island,
snd as frost Is unknown anywhere within
Us boundaries, th raising of food goes pa
continuously. There Is plenty of room for
tbe population of 1.600,000, No publle debt
exists. When Spain relinquished sover
eignty the Uland was freed from a debt
charge of tS.86.000 a year. Cuba supported
tbe Spanish troops. We pay our ewn army
bills. Tbe remarkably successful sanitary
Improvement of the island has been paid for
without special taxation. Attendance at tbe
publle schools has been Increased fourfold
snd nearly 1,000 teachers are employed. The
postal system has been modernlxed. Buffl
cleat revenue is produced by a moderate
tariff snd s large sum of money will remais
In tbs treasury wbea w retire.
In a short time, under these favorabl
conditions. Cuba will bs under Its own nag
and shaping economlo conditions through
its ewn distinct legislative sad execuUvs
action. It it wars true that the Cubans sre
starving and pleading with us for a chases
to live, the claim that ths Uland Is able to
sustain a government of Its own under say
otrcumataaees would hav te be questioned.
But emotional extravagance of language Is
sot unknown among certain Cuban leaders.
Nothing mors than ordinary perception Is
required te see that Cuba caa never realise
Ita greatest possibilities until : Is part ot
the territory ot tbe United 8tatea. It pre
fers a separate government and tbs road la
span. Aa a distinct republic It may get
along better than many persons believe, but
after all that has been freely done tor It,
tbe talk of Impending starvation snd rule
tea only be excused ea th ground that U
Is a misconceptloa.
SECULAR SHOTS AT THR Pt LPIT.
Saa Francisco Chronicle: If it b true
that the kaiser is to go up against Mrs.
Eddy It will be easy to see bis finish.
Baltimore American: Rev. Mlnot J.
Savage asserts that tho way to solve the
dlvorro problem li to make marriage more
difficult It would seem that the same end
would be reached by making divorce more
Kansas City Star: A New Jersey cler
gyman finds fault with President Schwab
of the United States Steel corporation be
cause, when he was la Europe, he didn't
"visit the srt galleries and libraries which
draw all men who sre richly equipped."
Now. what use -n earth would a man Ilk
Schwab have for books and pictures? Why
ckn't preachers be reasonable T
Indianapolis Journal: A Pretbyterlan
minister. Rev. Oliver Hemstreet, has gained
soma notoriety by declaring In a public
address st Baltimore that anarchism ha
Invaded the churches, especially the Metho
dist church, and that President McKlnley
courted his tragic fat by refusing to abol
ish ths army canteen. Persons who make
such statements are not fit to be Instructors
of tha people.
Milwaukee Free Press: The humbug
Dowle proposes to reproduce In print some
strictures made by him of Judge Tuley,
who presided In the trial of the humbug.
Some sensitive friends of the Judge pro
pose to Indict the humbug, If he does this,
for libeling the Judge. This gave that
Jurist the opportunity to. say, with tbe
utmost good humor: "I fear that I should
hav difficulty In proving that my reputa
tion has been hurt by Dowle," Tb bum
bug is therefore safe.
Chicago Inter Ocean: Prof. Charles W.
Pearson has voluntarily paid the penalty
for his recent utterances upon the bible,
and baa resigned from the faculty of
Northwestern university and withdrawn
from the Methodist Episcopal church. "I
am aware of the nature of the report the
committee would make te the trustees, and
I know that I would not bs allowed to pro
long my connection with the university,"
said Prof. Pearson. . "It Is quite true that
no direct pressure has been brought to
bear upon me to resign, but ths knowle "je
of Inevitable expulsloa made me believe
this the best way. I have resigned my
professorship and have left the Methodist
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Anyhow, Schley was there snd the fight
Mr. Fltzslmmons literary ability once
more shines in his challenges snd advance
Th great American bllssard Is one ot our
Institutions of the east which Prince Henry
will probably arrive too lata to witness.
A Pennsylvania Judge holds that a street
car pass la the hands ot a truly great alder
man Is sot necessarily a bribe. Merely a
testimonial of esteem.
A Buffalo pastor says a boy's chances of
going to perdition In that town were never
so good' as at present Holy Emokel Is the
free midway still In town 7
These sre the real "melancholy days" the
poet sang about. Ths oleo debate la con
gress Induced paragraphers to disinter the
blllygoat gag as a substitute butter. Reno
The celluloid comb In a Boston woman's
hslr caught firs from th hot draft of a
register ths other night snd severely
burned her. These ornaments ars becom
ing dangerous, especially for hot-headed
Tho federal supreme court is booked for
a greater test of Judicial skill and ability
than that contained In "territory appur
tenant" and "expropiia Vlgore." Maryland
asks the court to dsclds tbe question, "la
an oyster a fish 7"
Congress will soon be called upon to con
sider a proposition tor tbe erection ot s
monument to General Lew Wallace and the
troops with whom he defended Washington
during th civil war. Tbe suggestion has
beea mad that Senator Fairbanks of In
diana take charge ot ths matter.
"He as has sits." Ths syndicate which
financed tha steel combine snd put up
126,000,000 has received a second dividend
of 110,000,000, or 40 per cent on tbe amount
advanced, and, besides, the principal baa
been returned. Another handout Is ex
pected later on, so that th profit on th
deal, scarcely a year old, will be $2 for It
Mark Twain has sdded two new maxim
to ths world's stock. They sr: "W ought
never te do wrong when people sre look
ing." and "No real gentleman will tell the
naked truth In tho presence of ladles." To
which tnsy be sdded Mart's tribute te s
deceased friend) "Hs didn't possess sa In
teresting vies to brighten hi sombre
We Are Going to Change
and thl -1 on excellent chance for othert. Our
regular linea of Elgin and Sovereign fl.OO Laun
dered White Shirts, will be Bold, wbilw they last
Sizes from 14 to 17i and ail sleeve lengths, Bhort
medium and long bosoms, open or Closed tn front
as you choose.
This low price Is to close them at once and
make room for the new brand that we will an
nounce later. They won't last long at a "half dol
lar," so hurry, and don't forget the Stetson Hats
at 13.50 OR T1IAT
No Clothing Fits Like Ours.
Exclusive Clothiers and Furnishers.
H $. Wilcox, Monacen
RI.A8T rno RAM'S HOBS.
It Is not wise to set the bouse os fire to
thaw tha froten water pipes,
Tou may know a man's principles by tbs
things be has sn Interest la.
The diamonds of truth are mors easily
lost than tb pebbles of error.
Ths Invitation to lean on the Lord Is for
the weary snd not tor the lasy.
A death In the home on earth oft opens
the door to th homs In heaven.
If you cultivate poison weeds you will
probably be the first to eat their fruit
Chicken feed In tbe collection does net
promise growth et wings on the givers.
The loving Judgments ef friends sre
harder to bear than the harsh ones of foes.
Don't cast your bread on the waters whoa
you might just as well hand It to some hun
He who weeps ths pews for th glory ot
God will be more pleasing to Him than the
preacher who seeks his own praise.
Philadelphia Press: May Te, I'm going
to marry Jack White.
Maud My I from what you've always said
I thought he'd be the last man you d ever
May And I hope he Is.
Chlcnao Post: "Bometlmes," ho remarked
dismally, "I wish we were a one-legged
"Been buying more shoes for the chil
dren, 1 suppose," was tho natural reply,
Boston Transcript: He Do you know,
dearest, that I think you are the sweetest
girl in all the world?
She Why not? All the other gentlemen
who have had the opportunity have told
Bomervllle Journal: Mrs. Greene Why.
my dear, what have you been crying about?
Mrs. nlaok (sobbing afresh) My a-hua
band gave me ten dollars y-yeaterday with
out my asking for It.
Atlanta Constitution: "John," she said,
"do you think you'll ever run for gov
ernor?" "Molly." he replied, "do you think I could
bear to leave you for two weeks at a time
going around the country making stump
And then she said that if there was any
thing else he fancied for breakfast ha had
only to mention It. .
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "Blftley snd his
son and the Widow Hlnglewood and her
daughter are going to form a community of
"BlfFley marries tha widow snd his son
marries tha daughter."
Baltimore American: "I read sn article
on 'The Management of Husbands' la the
Ladles' Own Journal which eaid that the
surest way to put a man into a good humor
was to have an elegant dinner waiting for
him when he cam bom from work," said
"And did you make tha experiment?"
asked Mrs. Dusslltt.
"Tea; and he has been mad ever since
because of the expense of th dinner."
Mary Louise Riley Smith.
A little elbow leans upon your knee,
Tour tired knee that has so much to
A child's dear eyes are looking lovingly '
From underneath a thatch of tangled
Perhaps you do not heed the velvet touch
Or warm, moist fingers, aiding yours
Tou do not prise this Messing overmuch
Tou almost are too tired to pray tonight.
But It i blessedness! A year sgo
I did not see It as I do today
We sire so dull and thankless; and too
To catch the sunshine till It slips away.
And now It seems surpassing strange to
That, while I wore the badge of mother
hood. I did not kiss more oft and tenderly
The little child that brought me only
; ... good. . . , k
And If, some night when you sit down to
Tou miss this elbow from your tired
This restless curling head from off your
This lisping tongue that chatters eon-'
If from your own the dimpled hands had
And ' ne'er would nestle In your palm
If tha whit feet Into their grave had trip
ped, I could not blame you for your heartache
I wonder so that mothers ever fret
At little children clinging to their gown;
Or that the footprints, when the days are
Are ever black enough to make 'hen
If I could find a little muddy boot.
Or cap, or jacket, on my chamber floor
If I could kiss a rosy, restless foot.
And hear it patter in my house once
If I could mend a broken cart today, 1
Tomorrow make a kite to reach th sky.
There ia no woman In Clod's world could
She was mors blissfully content than L
But ah! the dainty pillow next my own
Is never rumpled by e shining head:
My singing blrdllng from iu nest Is flown
The little boy I used to kiss Is deadl
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