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PUBLISHE D WEEKFY
PICKENS, SOU'ii ALiNA.
France is flying well to the front.
Fashion is willing to be hobbled
but not haremed.
The harem-scaren.skirt has cortalin
1Y been well advertised.
"Man wants but little here below."
The poet didn't mention women.
There are 411,322 federal offices
and still not enough to go around.
"It has been found that radium will
kill a cat." IBut drowning is cheaper.
The harem skirt may be sometning
to wear besides being something to
New York's 62-story building Is car
rying the elevator business to a limit
and almost to the stars.
These government statistics will
Donvince even the farmers before long
that agriculture is profitable.
Our idea of no place to start an um
brella factory is on Mars. Prof. Low.
oll says It never rains there.
"Don't eat when you're tired," says
A magazine writer. That's the kind
0f advice that makes us tired.
And if they put pockets in the pan
taloon skirt it's otw bet that she'll
stand with her hands in 'em, too.
That Chicago lawgiver who wants
to legislate against the harem skirt
must never have tripped over a fair
Now that a high-browed professor
has escertained that colds cost only
$44.34 this spring, look out for a bar.
Profanity is not to be legislated
from the New York stage. In other
words, lin some of the plays all of the
Jokes are not to be cut out.
Are there not small, rocky islands
where powder mills might go away
by thellves( and explode without in
terferting with tihe neighbors?
The proposed law to prevent love
less marriages recalls the ancient
quest ion: "What Is love?" Likewise,
how can it be mmade permanent?
Twenty-one professors at. the U1ni
versity of Moscow have been forced to
re sign by striking students. Russia
must be a gladsome placo for a stu
American heiresses are waiting for
an advance list of King George's ap
poitments of 600 0w radical peers.
Some of' hem w.i!l be laborites, no
An eastern savant teill us fat men
rarely are criminais. Jlulius Caesar
had the same Idea---at least according
t~o Shakespeare, or' liacon, or whoever
A skeleton found in England is said
to be I100.000 years old. 'Thlis may be
remiarkable, but. is there any limit to
the age t hat a skeleton may eventu
The Chic(ago girl who got into pirin t
on the assumpB1tionl that she wanted to
marrmy an Inudian has gone on tihe
vaudleville st age. Might have known it
from the starti.
A New JIersey dog catcher pr'opose~s
to get 'emi with an aeroplane. 'Then
to the oth1er i tiunmhs of aevomnutics
will be addeld that oif a bark sail ing
through the air.
The coronaltion of' Kinug (1 (orge willi
intr'odulce special styles in hats, says
an exchange, which is tough luck for
the muan who was planning to wear
Just year's straw again).
A woman who wvas dlescribied by her
artist husband as ai "modern Venlus"
has just been awardled $25 a month
alimony. Well, all V'enuses are sup
posed1 to be more or' less broke.
If the day of the harem skirt has
arrivedl it wili come in regar-dless of
joeers and friendly or unfriendly legis
latIon. If it has not come then all the
advanced women in the world cannot
A Massachusetts chief of police
Wants the dlucking-stool revived for
feminine scolds, ie will want it stillt
2nore when the tongues he wvould thus
restrain havo finished their assaulta
"A Chicago matron avers that a
breach of promise suit against her
husband merely amuses her. llow
ever, that form of amusement is not
likely to become generally popular
among the ,matrons.
A New Jersey wvoman ini an aliena
tion-of-affections suit recently recov
eredh $2,000 for the loss of her hus
band's love. And many of her sisters
will probably consider her a lucky
woman, more to be cnvied than pitied
Now a woman speaker comes for.
ward to. say that it is the iceb~ox, not
"a the bal'ot l:ox, which should interest
women. To the average woman who
Wants to enlarge her ,phere, encour
,e by warm enthus arm,. thya will
FOR PUBLIC GCONTROL
VAIL FOR REGULATION AS W.ELL
SAYS BOTH HERE TO STAY
Frank Recognition of Public Rights
by the President of Western
Union and Telephone
Public regulation of public service
corporations has come to stay. R
ought to have come and it ought to
stay. That is the flat and unequivocal
assertion of Theodore N. Vail, presi
dent of both the American Telephone
and Telegraph company and the
Western Union Telegraph company.
It came in the form of his annual re
port to the seventy thousand stock.
holders of the two great corporations.
Although Mr. Vail's advocacy of full
publicity in connection with the affairs
of such concerns was well under
stood, nobody in financial circles had
anticipated so frank an avowal of
full public rights in the shaping of
their general conduct. It came conse
quently as a surprise, not only be
cause of its novelty and squareness,
but also on account of the unqualified
acquiescence of a board of directors
comprising such eminent and conserv- p
ative financiers as Robert Winson of
Kidder, Peabody & Co., and Henry L. c
Higginson of Boston, Henry P. Davi
son of J. P. Morgan & Co.; Senator
W. Murray Crane, George F. Baer, T.
Jefferson Coolidge Jr., Norman W.
Harris, John I. Waterbury and others.
President Vail's declaration is her
aided as the first recognition by those
in high corporate authority of the jus
tice 'of the demand that the public
be regarded as virtual partners in all
matters that pertain to the common
wolfate. lie goes directly to the
"Public control or regulation of
public service corporations by perma
nent commissions," he says, "has
come and come to stay. Control, or
regulation, to be effective means pub.
licity; it means semi-public discus
sion and consideration before action;
it means everything which is the op
posite of and inconsistent with effec
tive competition. Competition- ig
gressive, effective competit ion--means
strife, industrial warfare; it means
contelntiOn; it oftentimes means tak
ing advantage of or resorting to any
means that the conscience of the con
testants or the degree of the enforce
ment of the laws will permit.
"Aggressivo competition means
duplication of plant and investment.
The ultimate object of such competi
tion is the possession of the field
wv holly or prtially; therefore it
means eit her ultinte combination on
such basis and with such prices as
will cover past losses, or it means
loss of return on investment, and
eventual loss of capital. However it
renudits, all costs of aggressive, un-I
controlledl competition are eventuially
borne, directly or indirectly, by the
public. Competition which is not ag
gressive, presup~poses co-oplerativye ac
tIon, understandings, agreements,
whiich result in general uniformity or
harmony of action, which, in fact is
not comp letition butt is combination,
utnstable, but for the time effective.
When t horoughily understood it will
be found that. "control" will give
more of the benefits andl public ad
vantages, which are expected to be
obta inted through such owvnership, and
will obtain them without the public
burtden of either the public omeec.
htolder or public debt or operating
"When through a wise and jutdi
ciouis state conttrol and1 regulation tal
the adv-antages without any of the
disadvanntages of state ownet-ship
are securtted, state ownership) is
"If Mr. Vail is right," says lHarper's
Weekly, In a conciso summning-up),
"t hen it seems pretty lain that we
are entered upon a new era in both
ec-onomics and polities. Andl it is high
time we (lid if evolution is to siup.
Plant revolution as an efficient force
in the development of civilization."
I am a profoundI disbeliever in phys
iogtnmy. Featutres are false wit
nlesses. Stupidity frequently wvears a
mask of intelligence. I know busi
ness men who look liko poets and
poets whio look like business men.
M~et of genlits invariably look like
idiots, and if you pick out the man
who looks most eminent in a party
you are sutre to find he is a nobody.
I always distrust men who look mag
flifi'cent. Natutro is a stingy creature,
She seldom gives a man the double
gift of being great and looking great.
She took care to lame Byron and de
form Popie and disfigure Johnson. ButI
the ctrowning example of her jealous
parsimony is Shakespeare. I ftavo al
ways been disappointed wvith Shakos-1
pear'e'o face, It does not live up to
his poetry. it is (lull, heavy and corm
Inonplace.--Adventuros in London.
Vegetable Fancy Work.
Little Mrs. Bride had almost every
thing to learn about housekeeping, but
she was so enthusiastic in her interest
that every one was glad to hell) her.
"I have some particularly tine as
paraguts," the marketman toldl her one
day, and he displayed a bunch for her
adtmirationm. "Picked not three hours
ago," he added.t
Mt's. Bride looked at it with unaf
"Does it grow like that ?" she asked.,
"I always supposed the cook braided
the ends of it.".-vmm' main
ROSE FROM Pip
I despotic. Through coalition with cl
rojected himself into state and nation
lost fecund political entity in Ohio.
Cox is today a man of great wealtt
any, or bank, is a big stockholder in a
ompanies, manufacturing enterprises, i
erns, is treasurer of an insurance comp(
le is of determined character and
ther distinguished politicians when ti
What is worth having is worth asking I
dvice must call on him.
WAS ONCE A CA
The career of Gov. George W.
)onaghey, twice chief executive of
rkansas, shows how success comes
o the man who struggles for it and
s is worthy of it. Not many years
tgo Mr. Donaghey was an obscure cab
not maker in an Arkansas village. He
)ranched out as a contractor and
mrned for himself a splendid reputa
ion as a square-dealing business man
by the erection of many public build
ngs in Arkansas, Oklahoma and
Soine ten years ago it was decided
to erect a new state house in Arkan
sas. Donaghey was one of the bid
ciers, but the contract went to anoth
er. Then and there he vowed that he
would be the fi-st to sit under the
dome of the new capitol as governor
r)f the state. He had never been in
polities, and had all to learn about
that intricate game. While the odds
were against hini, he was elected and m
re-elected, and should he run again th(
returned for a third term.
When lie en'tered office the new ca
and legislative tangle that had delaye,
Gov. Donaghey took hold of the situatio
chaos, assumed the direction of the wo1
the satisfaction of seeing the asseniblin
lined halls. A few days later he took
andl thus fulfilled his vow to be the fit
yeradetee\ulclfe 1 hliaco
Maine legislatu-e. After several terms
als native city, Lewiston, later becanir
yntered~ upot his long career in congri
senate would fali upon Se'nator Frye; bu
merous duties of that position, and tho
>thier. His term will espiro March 4,
Tihte time may possibly come when
residents of Louisiana may shoot hip
popotami from their back porches and
iettlers in the Rockies may chase the
aimnble eland and springbok-all ani
nals now indigetnouts to Africa. For a
rear or more considerable study has
>eon given to certaitn wihd animals of
Africa as a source of food supply and
ho proposition has- been seriously ad-.
lanced to stock the marshes and
)ayous of -the south with hippopotami.
n this way some enthusiasts h'ave
teen a way for getting even with the
>eef trust, obliviouts of the fact that
he trust might corner the hiippopota
nii equally as the wild western steers.
The idea of stocking certain parts
>f the country with animals from At
'ica, which might prove valuable as a
ood supply, is now to be tested. One
if the notable globe trotters of Eng.
and and a man who is as familiar
with Africa as he is with London,
4aj. Fred R, Burnham, has gone to Aft
bject of brtnging them to this counatry
v'ith him in the enterprise is John Hays
alders. Maj. Burnham was one of th
he Beer war and .is familiar wvith the
he task he has turned his hand to.
inimals of Africa meet with success thi
nuch diversified and the Texas steer ai
nals of loss imnm-tance
IBOY TO BOSS
George B. Cox, the politicai boss ol
Jincinnati and Hamilton county, whd
s now under indictment on the charge
)f perjury, is essentially a self-made
nan. Success has crowned him in
musiness and politics and the reason
ke assigns for this is that he has never
Proken his word.
Born amid humble surroundings in
he West end of Cincinnati, he began
ife as a pinboy in a bowling alley.
rhen he drove a delivery wagon and
oecame one of the best known young
nen in the Eighteenth ward, then a
)emocratic stronghold. There was a
'ebellious sentiment against the "kid.
,love" element, and Mr. Cox was nom;
nated for the council and elected as a
lepublican. He had just reached his
najority. With a friend he started q
aloon and billiard parlor and laid thl
oundation of his political leadership,
In his power over government in
Jincinnati and Hamilton county CoX
iques outside of that domain he has
il politics, and is today reckoned the
i. He is at the head of a trust com
team and electric railways, telephone
icluding a couple of car building con.
rny and controls a number of theaters.
never calls on governors, senators or
tey visit Cincinnati. I-ls motto is
'or," and those who seek his favor and
A BIN ET-M AKE R
ade such a good executive that he was
re Is hardly a doubt that hie would be
pitol was involved In a bribery scandal
[t its construction for several years.
n with firm hands, brought order out of
rk himiself, and on January 11.-last had
g of the first legislature in its marble
the oa1th of office for the second time,
atgvenr osi eeahit inse
aogerhreod exetive body. The wate
Srenatorl aerl doub Vermot herveud be
yet as invoedn an brier scndthe
tor itsontrfciowa for seeany years
bewtfr hisdst broenate oeder, outo
hiselfator ony anuar nex at Mr.Ad
ghouste ofrs eeslatures in its1 mable
tevingo coticeuosr ther ecn that
bod goerin the sieneath ever inie.dO
Senatort Wiiamersarce eatre of
waineoi Marh 15,to 1881 tht United
electes senate aneutegewae hado
succeed re in thainy.e aea
Sfena Meill cofmont hsexrved3
yeas inte sene renwd.1 nh
he oreseniveswi hil Seiet
atorne Allison of wa state man ter
bes.orhsdinaythaste leader, snt
lisi hrlengthycaypbe ofsevcntrg the
hourden of reprsontivlet wi 1871, and
body tor inptre senat anvmalsice tOn
arnt Wedmestiatin liem celebratedhi
t hiteth annivsary the Brtsenatrmy It
was the Mafrch1s todometat tho wasd
cmceu by the Aeicn tlesar to
succee Ames hg. mabecom an a
HOME OF OROCKEIT
Preserved as Memorial to Hero
of the Alamo.
San Antonio, Where American Troopq
Concentrated, Former Home of
One of Most Pictu.esque Fron
tiersmen of Nation.
The center of interest in America
today is historic old San Antonio,
which is the point of concentration for
the bulk of troops that have gathered
in Texas to be utilized in the present
emergency. Just -beyond Fort Sam
Houston, which may be termed the
citadel of San Antonio, is a grass cov
ered plain, 800 acres in extent, where
the great camp is situated. The
troops are massed bygegiments, which
are encamped in squads, all facing in
the direction of Gen. Carter's head
quarters, which are located on top of
a little hill that is the only elevation
to break the monotony of the land
The interesting city of San Antonio
consists of three parts: the old town,
or San Antonio proper, between the
San Pedro and the San Antonio riv
ers; Chihuahua, west of the San
Pedro; and Alamo, east of the San
Antonio. The old town is the busi
ness quarter and has in great part
lost its Mexican character, having
been almost entirely rebuilt since
1860. Chihuahua is almost exclusively
Mexican in character and population.
The houses are one story high, built
partly of stone and partly of upright
logs with cane roofs. Alamo is the
largest quarter of the city, is consid
erably larger than the other two and
is mostly inhabited by Germans.
In the north part is the Alamo
plaza, with the fort of that name
which, 64 years ago, was the scene of
a savage and sanguinary encounter
between a small company of Texans
and Americans, and a greatly superior
force of Mexicans, which resulted in
the capture of the fort and the inas
Davy Crockett Home.
sacre of the entre garrison. .A mong
the valiant defenderas was the famous
Davy Crockett, who had gone to help
the Texans in their fight for indepen
dence, and who fell'surrounded by the
bodies of those he had slain ere he
was cut down.
TIhe heroic valor of the garrison and
the barbarity of the Mexicans thrilled
the American peop~le. The cry of "Rie
member the Alamo!" was heard
throughout the country; and the feel
ing wvhich it excited did much to bring
on the war with Mexico, in which an
American army swvept triumphantly
into the capital of the Montezumnas.
Hard by this historic place is the
old cabin of Davy Crockett, which has
been preserved by the patriotic TPex
ans as a lasting memorial to the hero,
Wvho lost his life in the sublime cause
WHERE WOMEN ARE WANTED
Farmers of the Great Canadian.North
West Are Suffering From
Winnipeg, Man.--The farmers hang
hbout the tiny stations that dot the
great transcontinental railroad tracks
between Winnipeg and the Rockies,
waiting for a sight of the emigrant
girls on the wvest-bound train that
goes through once in 24 hours. Every
one of them is on the lookout for a
wife. Loneliness is not good for a
man, and~ that is wvhy one finds hun
dreds of young fellows who ar-e de
veloping the land of the great north
west eager to find a mate.
Hlow scarce the right type of girl
for dlomuestic work in Canada is may
be judged from the words uttered by
the bishop of London a short time
ago. "It is practically impossible,"
he said, "to get a servant in Canada
for love or money. I could find places
for 200 girls tomorrow if we had
money to send them out."
Further proof of the dearth of
women in Canada is furnished by Ar
thur- M. Grenfell, son-in-law of Earl
Grey, the governor general of Can
ada, who says: "There are eight
men to every woman in the land. Do
mestic service of various kinds is to
be had for the asking."
.Just a word of warning, however.
Girls must not expect to be snapped
up by the first man that comes along
and have a nice, easy time of it,
Girls are only wanted who know how
to wvork and who wvill work, and for
thenm, the wages range from $10 a
month for common help) to $30 and
$5~0 for specialists--that is, for in
stance, qualified cooks.
New York's Street-Car Traffic.
Newv York.--More than 50 per cent,
of 3,500,000 persons, of the seven mil
lions living in Greater New York and
its environs, ride daily on the trac
tion lines of the Metropolitan district,
according to statistics completed by
the public service enmmtissian
"I tsed Casearets and feel like a new
man. I have beenl a sufferer from dys
pepsia and sour stomach for the last tw
years. I have been taking medicine an
other drgs, but could find no relief ont
for a short time. I will recommen
Cascarets to my friends as the only thin
for indigestion and sour stomiach and
keep the bowels in god condition
They are very nice to eat."
Harry Stuckley, Mauch Chunk, Pa.
Pleasant. Palatable, Potent, raste Good.
Do Good. Never Sloken, Weaken or Gripe.
10c. 25c. 50c. Never sold to bulk. The gen
'Alne tablet stamped CC C. Gtuaranteed to
Gurm or your money back. 906
Knicker-Is he a has been?
Bocker--No, a going to was.
Garfield Tea assists overworked digestive
organs, corrects constipation cleanses the
system and ride the blood of iinpurities.
Plants have movement without will,
animals have the will to live, humanl
beings have the will to live divinely.
Mrs. Winslow's soothing Syrup for Children
teething. softens the guma, reduces lufiamma
lIon, allays paI. oures wind colfl. 250 a bottle.
Away with these cenetqries of
stone; they are indecent; let ie fade
into the anonymous grassi
Important to Mothe .
Examine carefully every bttle
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children, and see that It
Bears the ----
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria
"I once proposed to a girl In a
"With what result?"
"A lot of expensive plants were nipt
by frost."-Washington Herald.
SRAKE INTO YOUR 1110S
Allen's Foot-Easo, the antisoptio powdor. It's the
greatest comfort discovery of the age. Allon's Foot.
Maso makes tight or new shoos fool easy. It is a
certain relief for sweaUng, callous, swollen, tired,
aching feet. Always use It to Break In Now shoos.
Try it today. Sold everywhere, 26 cents. Don's
accept aiy substetutte. For FRHB trial package,
address Allen S. Olmstod, Lo noy, N. Y.
You Never Can Tell.
A certain 'cellist was once snow
bound for three hours at a small rail.
road station. lie unpacked his 'cello
and played his dozen fellow sufferers
a request program with the result that
one of them took him to Europe for a
year. You never can tell as you bear
your precious fiddle-case through the
streets what magic casement may not
open on the foam (of steins), and
what fairy hand may not beckbn -y.qu
within to do the one thing needful to
opu fifty-nine, or draw a valiant bow
in the battle of Schumann quintet.
Robert 11. Schauffler, in the Atlantic.
'A GOOD BET.
Mrs. Newpop-Mrs. Jones says that
only one woman In a thousand is ca
pable of bringing up children.
Mr. Newpop--I'll bet she thinks she
is one of the ones.
REASONED IT OUT
And Found a Change In Food Put
A man does not count as wasted the
time ho spends in thinking over his
business, but he seems loth to give
the same sort of eareful attention to
himself and to his health. And yet
his business would be worth little
without good health to caro for it. A
buriness man tells how ho did hlig.
self good by carefully thinking over
hiat physical condition, investigating to
finid out what was needed, and thlen
changing to the right food.
"For some years I had been bot-her
c a great deal after meals. My rood
.-eemed to lay like lead in my stomach,
pro~ducing heaviness and dullness and
solnetimnes positive pain. Of course
this rendered me more or less unfit
fer business, and I made up my mind
that something would have to be done.
"Reflection led me to the conclusion
that over-eating, filling the stomach
with indigestible food, was responsible
for many of the ills that human flesh
endures, and that I was Punishing
myself in that way-that was what
was making me so dull; heavy and un
comfortable, and ulnfit for business
after lieals. I concluded to try Grape
Nuts food to see what it could do for
"I have been using it for some
months now, and am glad to say that
I do not suffer any longer after meals;
my food seems to assimilate eaily
and perfectly, and to do the work for
which it was intended.
"I have regained my normal weight,
and find that business is a pleasure
once moro--can take more interest in
it, and my mind is clearer and more
Nrtme given by Pitbm Co., Ba8ttlie
Road "The Road to Wellville," in
Pkge. "There's a Riason."
Flyer read the above letter? A We*e
one appears from time to time. They
r? enuine, true, and full of humes (