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TIffi ONfAITA RUMXIY BEE:' ' MARCH 14, 1915.
T1IE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE
i POI NDED BT EDVVAltD ROSEWATER.
VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR.
.Th FubHshlti K Company, Proprietor.
FViB BUILDING. FARNAM AND gEVENTETENTH.
Kntered at Omaha postofflc aa second-class msttar.
"T TERMS Or BUB8CRIPTIOM.
My carrier y mall
per month. per year.
Pwl'T and Sunder..". o
I!ly without tday...,'.
J-Tvenlng end Sunday J"
F.remng without Sunday J J?
Punday- B" only..... o .ss
F.l nolle of char ir of ddres or complaints or
Irregularity la delivery to Omaha, Be. Circulation
Ier-artmerit. ' '
Kemlt bv draft, express or postal ordr. Only two
rit postage trnpa received In payment or small ac
counts. Personal rncWn, except on Omaha and eastern
eicharige, not accepted. ' '
t ' nrnt'ES.
I Omaha The Bee Building. ,
1 Smith Omaha U N street. i
' Council muffs 14 North Main street
Lincoln 2D Uttl Building.
rhk-sir'v-e'n Hearst Building.
New York-Room 1W, Fifth avanua.
, St. Ix)iilB-B03 New Rank of Commerce.
' WsshUigton 7 Fourteenth BU N. W.
Address rommunlcatlona relating to news and edi
torial matter to Omaha Be. Editorial Department.
FKIUUtAIt V SUNDAY MltCTLATIO.V,
State of Nebraska, Oounty of. Douglas, aa.t
Dwlght Williams, circulation manager, aaya
hat the averasa Burnley circulation for the month
t February-, 1I1S, was 4S,3.
. IAVIuilT WI1.IJAW9, Circulation Manager.
Subscribed In my presence and aworn to before
me. thla Jd Hay ef March. ll.
, ROJHKKT IlfNTKR, Notary Public
11 i 1
! Rubscrlbrrs learlns; the city temporarily
1 ahould hare The lie mailed to them. Ad-
drees will be changed as often aa i-eqnested.
hi March 14
. Tliought for the Day
Se'eef f by HmlJah F. eMcees)
, Whatever I haw tritd to do in lit, I hav
JrieU with all my Jttart to do veil. WhuUttr I ,
hatt dtvoted mydf to, 1 ham dtvattd nyitlfto
'; completely, - In gnat aim$ and $mall, I haw
i altcayi betn tlutrdufhly in tarnttt.' ITitrt it no
J tub$tituU for thoroughgoing ardvnt and rfnerr
' tarncstnett.'Charltt Diektnt.
'. One week more a ad evaa the cilendr-maker
will assure Us that uprlng Is here.
Original etfma(ei placed the probable num
ber of entries in the tity commtsstonershlp rao
at 100. Goingip! .
When those federal patronage phitua are
shaken off the tree they will seem more Ilka
Easter gifts than Christmas presents. ,
) The program of naval disarmament Is m
relvlng more .help from the battle of the war
ahlps than from any and all other sources.
I If this muddy water were still being served
usvby an odious private corporate monopoly we
fear someone would be saying something.
Demonstrating their expert knowledge of gas
Id all right as a vocal exercise, but the experts
-m the risk , of being mistaken for gas tanks.
. Hja, 4 lata - ..,.-.. .
I Is It possible a legislative session can be had
without changing our system of direct primary
rbmlnatloD? But then, the sessloa la not yet
ended. - - - .
With votes selling at a dollar as the regular
tirlce, and not as marked-down bargains, bo won
der thoae Indiana folks feul oppressed by the
high cost of yring. ,
It -would take an official inveeUgatlon to as
certuia whether the newspaper man or the lavr
yrt .bave '-a . worse stand-in with ' our present
biirif h'of IcKislative sol 6ns down at Lincoln. The
faster '5,m ber lles."
' ln'theevint of conaolidtfUon. with the emer
Eciiry i'lauhe, it w'llj be trp to out election com
njfassioner to say whether r not he will accept
flilcgs for the coming citr primary from candi
dates located In the newly acquired sections' of
the Greater. Op)&li&.' ' ,,' N
Witte, Builder and Statfuman.
Serglus Julovich WHte, one of Russia's really
great mn, by many considered the greatest
statesman of the empire's history, will long be
remembered because of his constructive work.
Before he entered the big field of Russian poli
tics be bad made for himself a name as a prac
tical railroad man, and was finally the responsi
ble factor In the move that culminated in Russia
taking over all privately owned railroads in the
Under bis administration Russian Industry
and commerce developed mightily. As minister
of finance be put Russia on the gold basis, pro
mulgated and. enforced decrees that gave thi
government control of the liquor traffic, nego
tiated and adjusted foreign loans, that put the
finances of the empire on a firm basis, and as
.premier of the empire he directed the affairs of
his'country along lines of progress.
'He Is most popularly recalled In America,
perhaps, as the head of the Russian plenipoten
tiaries' called to negotiate the treaty of Ports
mouth. "Not 'a kopeck!" waa his reply to tho
Japanese demand for a war Indemnity, and on
this declaration the treaty was finally signed.
Witte was not without powerful enemies In Rus
sia, for his policies were too vigorous not to pro
duce opposition, and his retirement soon fol
lowed his service at Portsmouth. Since then he
has lived in retirement, but his Influence has
continually been manifested In events of the
cxar's government, and his place In history Is
Good Word' for Mere Man.
Out of the ordinary, and aa refreshing Aa jit
v as .untwpecfed, came the comment of twp of
Omaha's leading suffrage workers on, the merits
of a film play recently exhibited here for the
benefit, of . the cause.. Objection was laid
ejalnat the "movie" on two counts; first, that
its projectors had assembled all the temptations
and dangers to which a girl can conceivably be
exposed, and had the heroine plunge madly
from one to another, against all reason; second,
that the man It pretended to depict la not typl-c-al.of
men In general. (
This concession, tardily made, should be wel
come ty a reading public long regaled with hys
terical accounts of man's meanness. Reforms
of various kinds have been launched and their
course run by means of allegations of nnsneaka
ble depravity chargeable to the males of Amer
ica, regardless-of the fclsnder contained in tb
accusation. Two years ago it was the undar
laid shou girl, aelling' herself to the beast who
tienled haf a living wage: careful inaulrv bv nn
biased and experienced Investigators exposed tho
falsity of these wholesale insults to the manhood
and womanhood of the cities. Then followed
the rornegraphlo play, with Its sensational "ex
ponures,M soon exploded by the eBtablluhment of
the truth.. And now eomes the awakening of
xne women to the fact that they are being gulled
and their devotion to the cause of suffrage ex
ploited by shrewd exhibitors, who do not best
tate to exaggerate or misrepresent In order that
a sensation may be afforded for the thourhtla
fioiae comfort comes with the thought that.
evrrt Jn.this time of "advanced thinking." some
Yf' "Ileum of common sense pervades the reform.
A ...vement. "'Mother can still smile serosa the
I -iUe into tha'uoe of the man she has loved and.
' ; l e-TI' these years, .and feel, her faith ha
t tr--i wt il f junded, and daughter may go beyond
t s iiu'i if home; safe in, the thought tb
vl t;bi iitn are beauts, the vast majority
theia otec and honor ber because of her
I'erverte n.ss may withhold the orlvilern
doting from wfiihtme woman, but not because
i.- eek brr only as a plaything or a slave
Efficiency and "Speeding Up."
Perhaps no two terms have been used oftencr
or more thoroughly confused in the general
mind of late than "efficiency" and "speeding up"
as applied to Industrial processes. The most
common error Is to confound the meaning of the
two, and take them aa applying to one objective,
and out of this misunderstanding has grown
much of the discussion and all of the opposition.
When Taylor first proposed his efficiency plan In
his "Scientific Shop Management," it was with
little or no thought of mere "speeding up.". He
very specifically warns aaglnst the latter,, and
sets out the danger that will arise, and has
arisen, in mistaking the one for the other, and
so making an eXfort to drive workmen or ma
chinery beyond their capacity la attempting to
secure a maximum output.
Efficiency, rightly interpreted, means a ca
pacity for doing the task at hand in the most ex
peditious manner consistent with the best re
sults. Speed Is Involved, because on speed as
much as on skill, depends the output. But other
factors enter the problem right at the beginning,
notably the element of quality of workmanship.
This lsvto a large extent a human factor, un
controlled by arbitrary rules, and Incapable of
being exactly determined, and yet essential to
the final result. On it will depend, more than
on 'any other one thing, the determination of
whether the workman Is a source of profit to hlo
employer. The American mechanic, whatever
his craft, has a pride In the quality aa well as
the quantity of his work; he Is rarely content
to "scamp" his work, and few If any complaints
are heard against him on this score. And, Just
aa the workman has an honest pride In the prod
uct of his skill; so has the employer a pride In
the quality of his goods. And It is this common
impulse, td' produce articles worth while that
marks the' higher' quality of' efficiency)' and gives
the really skilled worker his prestige among the
men of his calling. ...
Employers looking to profit alone, have In a
great measure abandoned this higher conception
of "efficiency," and have laid emphasis on quan
tity rather than quality, and by. stop-watch,
methods and other devices have "speeded up"
workmen,, with small regard for the resulting
product. It is this over-driving that haa led to
the revolt against so-called "efficiency" systems.
When the terms can be differentiated, and
true efficiency be rightly understood and prop
erly applied, little protest will be heard against
it. t Mere "speeding up," however, Inevitably
tends to produce revolt. "
Convicts to Male Country Eoadi. .
Governor Morehead's message .to the legisla
ture, advising the use of convicts' labor In the
making of country roads. Is worthy Of careful
consideration. . The experiment haa been tried
In other states and haa met with complete sue-
as. It Is a good way . to utilize the labor of
men sent to prison; It provides a more healthy
'and Bearer normal life for the prisoners, some
thing that cannot be had In confinement, and Is
generally considered as a means to reformation.
Nebraska needs the good roads, and might as
well make a trial of using prisoners to build
them. The present system of utilising labor In
the penitentiary Is unsatisfactory from every an
gle, while the several counties make no Use of
the labor of prisoners held In Jail. These facta
are so apparent as to require no argument. The
legislators ran perform a real service for the
state by making provision for carrying out the
governor's suggestions, . '
War and Invention.
If "necessity Is the mother of Invention."
then war, which creates necessity, should be a
great stimulus to the Inventive mind. The first
elfect of war. however, la nlalnlr tn dlvarl at
tention from the ordinary problems of Indus
trialism to the demands of militarism. We have
no doubt that a tremendous number of new de
vices or Improvements tn old devices, have al
ready been forthcoming for the variegated ma
chinery of war-waging, not only in the produc
tion of big guns, projectiles and ammunition.
but also In the accessories of transportation and
communication, which can later be turned to
useful account la peaceful Intercourse. Unques
tionably, too, the wits of people will have been
noticeably sharpened to meet all sorts of emera
encles at home, as well as In the field. As the
result of these new experiences and exnerimenta.
madlclne, surgery, electrical science and engineer
ing must be advancing in the service they can be
made to render to society. It is a nistorically
proved paradox that the destruotivenes of war
is followed, if not accompanied, by the con
structiveneM of Inventive genius, and the cred
ent war is not likely to be exceptional In this re
r txotob aoiiwirn.
TUB opening of Omaha's handaom new hotel haa
been dnly herald! with all the artlatle and hl
torlo setting. We have had the story of the
Fbntenella family retold tn explanation of the aeleo
tlon of the name; we have had the promotion and
execution of th plan for bulWlng the hotel described
In detail; and we have paaaed In review again the
auooeeaton of hotels from the early day Herndcn
hoiiee down that have from time to time marked the
progrraa of the city In Its forward march. There Is
one chapter, however, that baa not yet been told any
where hecauae It left no Visible or tangible marks,
but which forma a vital link In the chain cf event
culminating In the suroees of the latest projedt. I
refer to the abortive efforts made ten years ago to
secure for Omaha a hotel commensurate with our de
mands which every one even then Hated as the city's
most Imperative need.
Let us give a brief account of the Cosmopolitan
Itotel company, which got as far as a completed
stock subscription arid Incorporation, but nd further.
People were Impreaaed with Omaha's lack; of ade
quate and up-to-date hotel facilities during the ex
poaltlon era. and to no one waa It mure clear than
t my father, the late Edward Roeewater. and his as
sociates la the exposition management when called
upon to entertain the dlatlngulahed guests who cerne
here from all over the country upon thatr oooaaion.
After waiting In vain for private Individuals to
launch the enterprtae he settled down to the convto
tlon that a new hotel must be taken up as a publto
enterprise in the same way that the exposition had
been promoted and the Auditorium built The matter
oame to a focus toward the latter pert of the
year 1906. when aaaoolated with Mr. Erftll Brandela.
Mr. Arthur D. Brandels, Mr. Wattles, Mr. Rome
Miller and a few others, a method of financing was
formula. ted. under which an active campaign was Im
mediately begun. Part of the money was to have
beea donated outright by public spirited cltlxena, the
building company waa to be formed by the usual
stock subscription, and the remaining requirements
met by a building loan. I have In my possession U.e
papers bearing the original signatures, which outline
the proposition as follows:
"The hotel shall contain over K rooms and be
not leas than eight stories In height above the base
ment, the building, fittings and furnishings shall
cost at least approximately $500,000, In addition t
the cost of the ground. The hotel shall be located
west of Fifteenth and east of Nlnteenth street;
north of Harney and south of Dodge street"
It should be explained that two sites at Seventeenth
and Douglas streets were at the time Under consider
ation, one the old Grossmen comer, now covered with
the Batrd building, and the other, known aa the old
Pundt corner, since occupied by the new Brandets
theater, The tentative agreement provided . for tho
lease of the hotel when built to Rome Miller, and on
his insistence on a stte nearer to Farnam street tho
location waa definitely fixed for the Pundt corner.'
Mr. Miller thought a Farnam street entrance so es
sential that arrangements were mads to build a cov
ered colonnade over the sidewalk on the Seventeenth
street side of the Bee building clear up to Farnam
street, the entrance to the hotel being placed close to
the alley, which was aotuajly vac ted through an
ordinance enacted by the city council to comply with
Mr. Miller's desires. To secure still further room an
additional lot on the west, belonging to Mrs. Orover
Cleveland, was purchased for the Cosmopolitan Hotel
company, and for the moment It looked as If OmaUa'a
long-hoped for fireproof hotel was about to ma
terialise. Just at this turn, however, Mr. Miller, who was
making a suocess of the old Her Grand, concluded it
would be more to bis advantage to buy the Brunswick
hotel, at what be considered a bargain offer, and by
remodeling, and adding to It. make It Into what soon
became "the New Hotel Rome." which would be his
sole property, and under his own control. The laat
document In my file cf the Cosmopolitan Hotel com-'
pany, Is a rtotloa of a meeting for dissolution Cf the
corporation. , ,','. , j - .: ., .. .
Altboutrh the erlalaal nnamnnnlM.
r...uw...... IIV.W MVJY),t
had gone by the board, mm. or .tin t,Ai ..
might be revived U other capitalists-ould be: per
suaded to Uke hold of It- Knowing wluvt Mr. D. E;
Thompson bad done for Lincoln irlth .) t
down there, I tried to interest him with tha sugges-
nun mat ooraDinauon management of two hlgh
olass hotels, one in Omaha and the other la Lincoln,
would be to the advantam .f XnK , w
- a- - . v. t.wiu, miu
economies of operation would make for additional
jrui.i. r. xnompeon was Just then devoting his
energies to bis Pan-American railroad, and could not
see his way clear to enlarging his activities as a hotel
builder." Before another lead could, be taken up tne
f wnere mo cosmopolitan hotel was to stand was
Dre-emDted. aa airejMlv atatod fn r
- wiwvci, iiieu-
ter, which foretd the Fontenelte hotel location on
diock runner west ana a half block farther from
Farnam street,' but apparently. without serloua detri
When all the divergent opinions are threshe
out, the next task before Greater Omaha is to
make the city Justify the title.
Twlco Told -Tales
Better Tfcam m Saaae. .
'Twas eventide. The small lad stood on the bridge
clapping his hands vigorously. Bayonet the brow ef
the hill a dull, red glow suffused the sky.
"Ah, little boy!" remarked the stranger, who was
a little near-sighted, "It does my beart good to see
that yeu appreciate yon oloBd.effeot" ,
Tea, sir." replied the lad. "Tve been watching "it
for ten minutes."
Upon the boy's face there appeared a smile ef per
"A real poet without doubt' ' And do you watch the
Sunset often, little boy?"
"SunaetT Why, that ain't a sunset, goVnor; that's
our school house burning down." National Monthly.
CetMa't Stasa Father.
On night a man was reading a volume of highly
colored fiction to bis family. With bis spectacle en
ills uoa he droned along! "Owendolyn de Vers Has
tings lowered her limpid blue eyes, and Lord Alger
non Manneiing took ber slim white hands tn his and
crushed ber to him tn a passionate embrace At that
moment five minute past twerre Bounded from tb
castle belfry, and'
But bare his youngest daughter interposed.
"No clock could strike five xulnute past twelve."
"Don't criticise unless you know. Certainly It
oould." replted paterfamilias. "It was rive minutes
slow." Plt'ebursh Chronicle-Telegraph.
The cltlaeua meeting summoned to nominate Janwe
E. Boyd for mayor came off as per program tn th
Academy of Muaio. Frank Oolpetser acted as chair
man. J. 8. Collins as secretary, and Charles J. Greene
mad the nominating speech.
Telegraphlo Udlnss tell of the death of Major Frank
J. North at Columbus, Major North had beea th
commander of the famous Pawnee scouxa. -
Another death throwing gloom on th community
Is that of Colonel Joaepn . Taylor, adjutant of the
military departaMnt, who passed away at his rt
Aanc. 26 Dodge street, after a protracted Ulneea. He
was of th same family as President Taylor.
The Omaha Polo club, with aocompanylng excur
sionist numbering about alxly-flve, returned from
1 poo In. where Utey suooeeded la defeating the Lin
cola club by a score of t to S.
H. II. Ueday, manager ef Hammond's packing
bouse at this point, lias been at Detroit for the last
Week on business.
Mtaa Decy writes front Chicago that aha will be la
Omaha next week, and her friends will find her at
C. A. Ringer's full of spring style.
Miss Carrie elwanaon of Oakland is spending a few
weeks with her sister, Mr. C. L Smith.
SECULAR SHOTS AT FULHT.
Washington Post: The Texas girl who
abandoned the missionary field for mat
rimony will at least succeed in convert-
Inf one man to her views.
Houston Post: The Unitarian pastor
ssys the capacity for heaven is Inherent
In all men. And he might have added on
the strength of our own observation that
the hadeaa capacity I palpably present
In 90 per cent of our acquaintance. .
Springfield Republican: Tllshop Greer
acquits General Leonard Wood of the
charge of issuing propaganda for an army
reserve from hi headquarters. That Is
when th general scores on the bishop.
But where the bishop scores on th gen
eral, In tha spirited correspondence be
tween them. Is In his criticism of th gen
eral's fin distinction between an cfflclat
and an unofficial endorsement. "Th
fore of that approval." writes th bishop.
"consisted in th fact that it cam from
you, not aa Leonard Wood, but. as th
goneral In charge of th Eastern' depart
ment of th army.".
Brooklyn Eagle: Brooklyn , has never
seen, perhaps will never e. a more Im
pressive funeral than that of Bishop
Raphael Hawawoeny, concluded yester
day, after tb body had lain In stats at
fit. Nicholas' cathedral. 30x Paalflc street
for a week. The Greek orthodox church
Is insistent on ceremonial. Three conti
nents were represented; en of the offi
ciating bishop was from Alaska, where
the orthodox Greek communion first get
a hold In America; one from Syria, where
Bishop Hawaweeny waa born hat was a
native of the city of Damascus., Twelve
Syrian priests bore tb body on their
shoulder and thirty others, in full vest
ments, followed by a mass of communi
cants and children In white, la a short
line of march returning to th cathedral,
where th Interment In th crypt took
place. The cathedral Is small. Only a
thousand could get Inside for the msss.
but four times ss many wens in th street,
Just aa eager to pay final tribute to the
memory of Hawaweeny.
People and Events
TAULCEC3 OF BCIEJCE.
Not a microbe exists In mountain air
above the height ef 2,000 feet.
From artificial 'corundum, stained with
chrome alum, rubles which really are
rubles can be made, and very cheaply.
Tellow flaming are lamps have been
found to give the best light In foundries,
ss their rsys penetrate dust, smokes and
War upon rats for th purpose of pre
venting tb spread cf bubonlo plague is.
conducted, not because the rats them
selves spread th plague, but rather th
fleas which are carried by th rodents.
Prof. Otto Lummer of Breelau haa
melted carbon. He inclosed a large arc
light, formed ot two carbon rods, In a'
heavy glass container and exhausted the
air. By using a powerful electrto current
he produced such a heat that drops
formed at th tips ef th carbons.
As a rule, employes ta breweries, tan
neries and printing ink factories are Im
mune from consumption. Turpentine
work and rope works are a protection
from rheumatism. Workers In copper
mines need not fear typhoid.
Th hump of th buffalo Is not a mass
ef fat, aa som people suppose, but Is
formed by neural spines in length fully
doubl those of domestic eattle, and by
the bug muscles which lie alongside and
fill up the angle between these neural
spine and th ribs.
Th Investlfatwns of breathing air 'at
different temperatures and conditions of
movement conducted by Dr. Leonard
Hill. F. R. 8., are confirmed by the New
York state commission on ventilation In
respect to Dr. Hill's statement that chem
ical purity ot air Is not th prim con
sideration. Coolness and keeping th air
la gentle motion are th chief needs.
HERE AKD THERE.
Tests -made by an English electrician
hsve shown that It is possible for a sin-"
gte master clock to operate BOO other
clocks Strung along fifty miles of wl o.
This country now owns, 8,000 Islands,
supporting a population of 10,000,000. Tb
commerce of these islands exceeds 1300,
000,000, or more than that -of the United
Slates la Stay year prior to 18o0.
Sixty farmers ot Columbia. Mo., re
ceived by telephone a thirty-five-minute
sermon, delivered by Ber. Kelson Tumble.
The roads were la such bad . condition
that the farmers could not get to church.
The' Russian soldiers are even' greater
dgeret smokers than are the'. British
Tommies; ' They ' simply must bav
clgaret. and, ialltag anything ' better,
they ar Quit content with a pinch, of
tobacco rolled, up In a bit of old news
paper. In th Alleghentes, just beyond Couders
port. Pa-, ther is a cava a few feet be
low tb surfac which is a natural loe
mine, th celling, walla and floor being
covered with Ice perpetually. Curiously,
during th summer th Ice Is thicker than
la winter. Tb origin of this tc mine Is
a (oyster? to scientists.
Axel 8waaaon cf West Concord, N. H.,
a granite eutter, poaseeses two peculiar
characteristics. His bands work In uni
sonthat la, a movement of on Involup
tarlly causes tb other hand to perform
tb same function, and while be he an
abundaae ef hair en his head be has
never had to use a rasor oa bis face
SIGITP0STS OP PROGRESS.
Th total railway mileage or the world
Is about B84.MS miles. Of this Europe has
1,K miles and the United States
As many as seventy-two different kinds
ef wood ar used In the manufacture of
umbrella handles, canes and whips tn this
Agriculturists la Egypt have succeeded
In raising a new cotton, brown in color
and stronger than any heretofore pro,
A copper mining company in Peru op
erates a smelter K0O0 feet above sea level.
the highest altitude for such an Industry
hi ih wcrld.
Bo successful have wireless telephones
proved oa Italian warshlpu that the gov.
eminent plans to Install them on mer
chant and paaaengvr vessels.
Increasing us of th United States na
tional forests bv local farmers and set
tlers to supply their needs for timber is
shown In the favut that small timber sal
on th forests numbered 139S la 1914,
against Clad tb previous year.
What is said to be the largest drill ever
mad haa beea recently made for some
special work being don by a Pennsyl
vanla contracting supply house which hal
occasion to drill bolts twelve laohee In
diameter through large timbera It la
mure than six feet in length and In op-
eraiioa It cut a twelve-Inch bole through
a pile of timbers sis feet high.
An Italian doctor says that "love
causes an Intoxication of the nervous
centers that sometimes leads to Insanity."
Tourists have noticed that love for the
American dollar over there caused
symptoms resembling the kind described.
A Jury In a New Tork court lulled to
the threshold cf sleep by th droning
of witnesses, suddenly sat up and took
notice when a lawyer asked the fair
plaintiff to show the Jury that she wore
high heeled shoes. "Anything to oblige."
sh responded merrily as shs showed her
heels to the twelve "good men and true."
A clever manipulator of adcrofty for
canned music baa baldheaded Missourlana
going on th proposition thst musical
sounds are a sure-enough hair restora
tive. For quick results, however, the
musical scheme Isn't a marker to the
Viennese method of buying the hair and
sewing each strand separately on the
James Davis Fort holds the fort against
all contestants in Indiana, In the. length
of his lin of descendants. His score Is
101 living descendants, including nine
children, thirty-seven grandchildren, fifty
great grandchildren, and fire great-greet
grandchildren. Patriarch Fort Is a
centenarian and speaks the language ef
tb Miami Indian. . .
A political fairy story, vouched, for as
true, comes from Wlnated, Conn., a
locality noted for Its MulhattonJsms. H.
J. Tyler, nominated for tree warden on
the democratic ticket against R J. Nor
man, republican Incumbent, refused the
proffered honor en th ground that Mr.
Norman Is thoroughly competent snd
entitled' to re-election, 'can you beat It?
While the acquaintances of Johanna
Pltigerald; a New Tork recluse ' who
died unexpectedly at the age it M, were
considering how to save her remains
from the Poller's' field, a curious neigh
bor explored the premises of the ded and
found a bank book which led to a thor
ough sesreh. resulting tn th discovery
of bank deposits snd 'cash - totaling
t9.9TO.Il. - Yet th woman died In abject
World Work for March tells of Aledo,
III., a pay-as-you-go town of 2,000 people
which hasn't a doUar ef bonded indebted
ness. All improvements are paid tor on
th spot by assessments levied against
real estate. Th town boasts of seven
miles of paved street, nine miles of
sewers, fifty-eight boulevard arc lights,
a 1.16,000 municipal hotel, and school build
ings worth 1100,000. Quincy and Evans-
Mile, I1L, are also pay-as-you-go towns.
and are going som too. The idea is a
good on and well worth pushing along.
j "Why do they tnlk of apsrtmrnt house
4 janitor as so mile?'' . .
I 'nil l nu nmi u fm PO .
"No, lnde.l' Whenever we hav been
asking them about apartments they make
suite replies." Baltimore AnMrican.
"What Is your Idea of the duty of a
"He onrht te -he wtlWner to flhV for
his principles," replied the member of
"That what I'm going hack home
lo learn from my constituents.' Wash
Bllton (sternlv) What's the reason that
young mnn stays so lnte when he calls?
Miss Bllton (demurely) 1 am, papa.
He It Is Impossible for a woman to
understand the Intricate, real problems
Khe rld ymi ever ' read ' the description
of a drees pattern? Philadelphia Ledger.
Me They say, after marriage the hua
rand and wife grow do look like each
."he Then consider my refusal final.
i ale Record. . . j
He arose and gave the Seat to th girl
standing on hi foet
"Oh. thank yon kindly, sir." She mur
mured in sweetish accetts.
"Don't be alarmed," added the atovt
woman 'adjoining the girl, "hers Is only
a mild case and -a few weeks In a sani
tarium will cure her." Philadelphia
QUAINT BITS OP LIFE.
Chicago reports a raw food fad which
taboes cooking and prefers sawdust as a
diet But with the decreasing timber sup
ply this Is not going to reduce the cost
of living much. i
Several weeks ago Mrs. Essie Coyaa
of Fort Scots, Kan., brought divorce pro
ceedings against her husband, Marion F.
Coyan, and after a two days search ber
attorneys found that she had eloped with
her husband, having settled all their dif
Th firemen of Montclalr, N. J., bav
so few biases to extinguish that the men
ar becoming stout. The chairman of the
fire department Is trying to devis exer
cise to reduce th men's weight. In a
month. eighteen firemen, have gained eight
to jten, pounds eeoh.. -y -
L. H. Magoon cf Gb Albans,. Me., drove
Into Plttsfleld with flv. unusual 'Cedar
poles, for which h received a check for
$1,776. Two of the poles measured forty
feet, two thirty-five feet and one thirty
feet- It is very seldom that such per
fectly straight cedars are found.' .
When a thief drov out of the town if
Sllverfleld, Nev., with a team of horses
belonging to Curiey Jonas, a mine owner,
the thief took with htm th only convey
ance in th town. Aa a result Jones was
compelled to walk thirty-five miles over
mountain and desert to notify the sheriff.
Rhode and Ruth Clark, Chicago twins
of 30, were married . last week to two
young men who bav been chums from
boyhood, met th twin at tb same time
and paid court together. Th twins are
so near alike that friends cannot tell
A coach dog and a lamb belonging to
Dr. R. H. Stubbs of Aagusta, Me., have
formed aa unusual friendship, and daCy
they travel the streets together, th lamb
forgetting its natural timidity and follow
ing the dog everywhere. The dog, natur
ally fleeter than his companion, win stop
when he Is some distance ahead and wait
to see If th lamb is safe.
HTSING3 OF A CTXI0.
Th tons a bus Intoads to do tomorrow
th lees be does today.
If you don't want te be spoiled by suo
cess, get a Job tn tb weather bureau.
Alcohol evaporates, in which respect It
resembles the courage that is screwed up
Th only wsy 'some people' could keep
a promise Is to place It In a safs de
posit vault ' ,
Tha eoir time some pocpl get busy Is
when they meddle with things that don't
Bxnerienoe Is th best teacher. A- man
never reelibaes bow little he knows till
experience drums It Into him.
Every girl wants a string' te her beau,
but she Is apt to lose sight of th fact
that too many strings spoil the beau, i
As for carry marriages, the fool Is often
a grandfather before the wise man even
thinks of taking unto himself a wire.
It's a poor rule that won't work both
ways, tkiro men fail because they sre
misunderstood and ' others succeed for
the same reason. New York Times.
THE LAST PR00P READER.
George W. Bonte, la New York Herald.
When the story of Man.mon is printed
And Uiu binder has laid Sows nt tools;
When none of Ike fact have been
And the deeds of the wise and the fool
Have been written by prophets and
And bound In the rawhide of man;
Then God will blue-pencil its pegea, .
As only the Almighty caa.
He will see the proud kings of the ages
AS they rot in ttteir ruicrven graves.
And measure their virtue with ssuaee
That Hell use for both masters and
While princes whose caskets war
With leurvt wreaths, honora and flaca.
May find that their acula have been
'Neath beggar-men buried la rsss.
Bo la the long run it is better
To lead our lives humbly rontrtte;
Find truth, live It up to the letter.
With hearts free from rancor auJ spite;
For the great proor-reader la UAciug
Mans record straight beck to the
And w hope for a merriful placing "
la the book that Is prided In bluod.
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