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By Maurice Kettcn
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VOLUlfl! 58 NO. 18.7T6
PILING IT ON THE PROVIDENT.
'N DE VET) PING trta p4rH and ademe tf Prwr-ntloo, accord
ing to rreaidmt-Kmarltna Eliot of Harvard UnPranttj, Ilea tho
i;r at bope for the health, happineea, peace, pTotperity and
rdlf-respect of tha raoe.
In the nam of yeeta lay w readt
The Nov Tork Aasoolation for Inrprorirtg the OoimHUju of the
Poor askfl tha Stat of Vrw Tork to add 14,000 mora bada to tha
4,100 already malntalTved tor the are of dependent ftiattVa mlndod
The State Board of Chorttlea ha eent to Go. Snraer long flat
of recommendationa for legislation to leaeon tho aniTerinf rami ting
from poTOTlj and diaeaee, i winding alto lndnMrhd Irnrorajwa, pen (ion
fyatema for employ eea and eompeneation for aoddpwta, relief of widow
with children, and tha eatabliabrncwt of State diatdot hoapltajj for
The Now Tork State Agricultural Society, at ft anmml meeting
at Albany, recommended co-rrpeTativa distribution of farm produce, a
tyotra of loana to finance farmera, a $5,000,000 wholeeale and retail
oo-operatlT oompany of producera and oonearnera, Stoto food oonw
mJaaion and an appropriation of $20,000,000 to organiie oo-oparatire
Some pivieutluu and a deal of coaHy cure. Moat of ft made
Bteeaaary merely because some man will not respect their bodies or
are their money or deal fairly by themeelTea and other. Upon thoao
who do these thing are piled the burdens of those who don't The
cure billa and the prevention bills will go to the same addrca.
There is something to add to Dr. Eliof s prevention recipe, somo
rhrng that concerns not the Stat but the individual, and that is
providence. To prevent and' to cure will be a task for the State
under tha beat of condftiona. But to provide, in the broader aenso
of living a healthy lit of foresight, 'thrift and honeaty, is sternly and
seriously up to evevy man, woman and child, and no promise of balm
or Indulgeno should enoouragc them to forget It The more ft is
onf arced and huprt upon them, the lighter wfll grow the load
Taitri asf essuiWis tt ah way thty sprit tt now at
EVEN INDEPENDENCE HAS NERVES.
PHILADELPHIA baa passed an ordinance forbidding promiscu
ous fathering in Independenco Square, fronting the famous
Independence Hall. Disorderly meeting of suffragists and
i ndustrial Worker of tha World daring the recant national campaign
!od to the action.
'Let nobody dara to orftMu or poke fun at th sodwtc old city
for what look at flrat glanoe like a queer paradox. Philadelphia ought
to be something of an authority on indopendenco, hereabouts, having,
so to speak, ueen its grandmother and rocked its cradle. If, after
all these year, Philadelphia eees fit to rule inWhief and loud talk
out of her quiet and respectable front door yard why shouldn't alio?
Tha truth that Independence, like some other old folks, suffers a
good deal nowadays from the noise and irreverence of eomo of her
"Buffalo hat aboltshad brass flnier bowls," tart a newt des
patch. We atwaya supposed Hit Bisons dlprrd their dlglti In the
SAVE TIME: DEBATE IN PRINT.
APARLIAMENTART atory from Brussels we owe to our
friend the Times: A member in tho Belgian Chamber was
in the midat of an eloquent plea for a reorganization of
the service when a government minister said suddenly: "That is the
same speedh you mode laat year." "Exactly," said the Deputy, sim
ply. 'T have made it annually word for word for thirteen years. No
body noticed it before."
The nations will smile, and yet the story touches a foible common
to most of their august legislative bodies. Does the member who rise
M the floor of a modern representative assembly really Ipaak to his
fellow members? Do they really listen? The spotx-h is for Mie country.
Before he begins every word has been in type for bourn or even days,
ready for the presses and readers of a thousand cities. That is the
audience to which he actually appeals.
How many members of Congress would not be quite content to
run an eye ovr tho printed remarks of a fellow member to gather in
five minutes the gist of what it might take liim an hour to say?
Mow often in any cose would it influence their views? A shrewd
UrHieh statesman of the last generation waswont to declare that not
m fifty years had any speech changed a single vote in the House of
As legislative debate becomes more and more an empty and
time consuming show, why not leave it all to the printing press, and
have a speechless Legislature?
Our rrfct Mayor urges the mrrit of politeness tna-jrd him
self as a factor In retting thinirs. W are always most polite to him
and we get "ours" nearly every dav.
Put on iet tatecxn . Jaaot.
Vjhijrtr e4 ware e Vr'
Remove Your HAT and ,
Walk quietly an Qracepuuv
To Trie SAKCTUrA
Bump Your. hhaj
THRee TMes on The PtooR.
STAIRS ol OTY HALL
Fables for Everyday Folks
lAMfaWai W fly SPhic Irtne Locb
mmmmmmmmmm M-W-,)U,,U, ,nn n n n ,, , l
The Seeker of Mystery
"Nl''': "Pen a Uma thwa waa
I I younc womun. Sh. waa an Im
younc woman. An
younc woman la
apt to tie ona who
takaa Uta vary
Mia la absorbed
In avarythlng that
cumni her way,
and .van goes out
of her way to taJo
vary thin that
Hh. a o c a p t a
many thins as
ffoapel that ar.
Arm baula tor thltik-
On. day It wu an Idas, of cotora by
which aha might direct her everyday
exletenca. Another thn. It waa a eerlea
of nunrbera which If puraued would
brine hr health, fame and fortune.
Hea, mind became one maaa of my.tl
clam. And every little myatlc had a
meaning all Its own. She forgot tha
HKA1. things that were ever around her
and waa loat In the mate of myatery.
She would not listen to the advice of
tha earth-bound aplrtts who know that
tha auparnatural la only the natural
OWfaXrleilUCBP. Now. thl woman, as
U usually tha case, not aa!lsn-d with
being herealf a wandeTer imong theae
wonder of the unknown and Intangible
thlnga. waa eager in converting her better-half
to her beliefs.
Thla man, however, waa a terra flrma
Individual, who aaw tha trend of tha
current which aifter a while bada fair
to become overwhelming; and he waa
trying to aave lier from It. He endeav
ored to give her the philosophy of old
Omar, who aald:
"Myself when young did eagerly fre
quentDoctor and Saint, and heard
great argument About It and about:
but evermore Cu me out by tha earn
door where In I went."
Yet, tha woman would Dot heed, and
continued In her whlchever-the-wlnd-blows
way. Then something happened.
Very much like her slater of the ehoe
this young woman lived In a atew; ahe
had ao many fancies ahe didn't know
what to do.
bullda on them a
Hha has tkRBAMfl and takaa them aa
truths In the early years (hie young
woman hunted the fortune tellers ami
oiufht the aeera of deaUny until a mys
tical realm waa her eepaclal precinct
In th. common course of events, th
young woman became a wife. And now
she had more time for continuing her
niglita of fancy. Bh. hobnobbed with
her women neighbor; and every new
fad, rellgtoue, acailamlc, acl.ntlflo or
otherwise, foun1 her ona of Ita devoted
In truth, aha wsa irAfNTKD with
them, and ahe apent many sle.pl.aa
nlghta In thinking over th. superatl-
! '.'i s lor that waa nelng propounded i
In her willing ears; ami everybody atlll
longing to be humbugged. Kver.v new
cult found her one of tha charter mem
aYw'.M II II aKa.sVm aTfafVassssB V
To make a lung faltile ahort, the med
leal man waa the friend In need anU as
preacrlbed three words, "Cut It ut!"
He aald something about "nerves" and
' prostration" and "wholeeomeness" and
the "tomfoolery of fanclea." And as a
laat resort ah. was confronted with the
ultimatum of either life or mystlca.
She went through a siege of suffering
and at last had to KRAUZE with old
"I aent my Soul through the Invisible.
Some latter of that After-life to spell;
And by and by my Soul return'd to me.
And answer'J 1 Myself nm Ileav'n and
But aha washed she had saved ner suf
fering by recognizing the Here and Now.
MORAL,: THE SA1IOK ON THK atSJi
OP MYSTERY TS ONIV 8AFK WHKN
lire CAN ANCHOR TO THE TRUE AT
THE FIRST CALL OF THE iXK3-HORN.
4. JOBS HAT.
T the Centennial EmoalUon f was taking
mt sisters and nay eon to aoa th. srreai
tctur.The siege of frarls." Ws stopped
blow to took at another picture. "Tha Shooting
of the Arohblahop." which was In charge of a
Frenchman and a German. To Impress upon
the minds of the young poopl tha seen) oi ine picture J repeareo. a nine poem
which I had read, beginning:
"A iqua4 of regular Infantry
tn Ms Communis doting dayt.
Had captured a band of rebel
By the toatl of Per ta CoaUe.
rhere altera detperate men, vrtld yeomen.
And dark-eyed Am aeon girU, ,
And ona Mttta boy iWa pewh-dotrn cheek
And yellow cluttering cur It."
When I had finished tha Frenchman was ao pleated with tha poem that ha
asked me where he could sret It. Not remembering th author, I wrote It for
him. which ao excited his trraMtud that he Instated upon offering me th.
hospitality of tha place, giving me a card of admittance which read:
'Tha lady who present this ami ail the peoplea ahe brlnjr. admit."
I thanked htm without any thought of accepting his generosity. But several
days afterward I aoitgiht Shelter there from a terrible storm and heard Hie Ger
man ropeatlnc the lines in the guttural voice and biirry accent of hit raw:
"Vnd von leetle boy mit pcach-donon theek
Vnd ycltoui gluttering gurlt."
At a dinner In Washington at the home of Senator Pendleton of Ohio, I waa
reoueated to relate thla tittle episode, and repeat the poem. As I recited the laat
Una a sentleman di.-igonally apposite, a wall known diplomat, distinguished for
courtesy and a atlokjer for aH th little conventionalities of aodal life, Kurprlsrd
me by taking th. centre roaa from a bouquet, kissing It nn1 bowing, and throwing
It rrosa the table to me. After the dinner he came up and said:
"And you ar George Pickett's wlfe7"
"Qen. Oeonr E. Pickett's wife?"
"I knew Gen. Pickett In Sprlngfleld when I was a boy abmit ao hlsrh."
"Why," I aald tn surprise, "you seem ao young; almost young enough to be
my son." ,
"And yet I was Mr. Lincoln's private) Secretary during the war. and I remem
ber ao well many conversations with him about your fcueband, enprclnlly after
tha battle of Gttyatwnr. And aometlm I would like to tell you of tli m. Mr.
Lincoln waa prouder, I think, of the laat charge of Oettytur bacau It waa
led by the cadet who waa appointed throuch his effort, than of anything done
by the Union aoldlers." ,
"Yea, my husband waa etsidylng law in Illinois nnd was disappointed when
his cousins and other klnsmer received cade tali Ip at west 1 olnt and he U10
not. feeling that he would hu e to yield to bla uncle's wlanes anil be a In wyes
in eplte of himself. While he waa cXllajsntly trying to become reconciled to hi,
apparent fate, Mt. tinooln learned or Ma martial ambition ami procured an
appointment for him through Representative John O. Stuart of the Third Illinois
"Mr. Ltn-nln was surprised to learn that Gen. Pickett had resigned his com
missi. n In the United Stat Army," aald Mr. Hay. "aa h could hav remained
at his post in the territory which he had aaved to his country, and would not
hav "been forced to nht against his people."
I cave Mr. Hay Uta reason for my Soldler'a action and dcacrlbed his perflatis
journey home, In whleh Mr. Hay was deeply interested
"Mr. Lincoln thoutfht that aeons Pickett would remain under th old flag.
loving It ao as a boy and being such a
stickler for the Union, his uncle being
a Union man, as waa alao hla almost
godf.itlicr and devoted friend, Mr.
Browning. ITo you know, by tha way.
that dear Mr. Browntnc haa become
an Inmate of the home wihloh ah
founded and endowed when she waa
"I wonder that Illinois and her
friends would have permitted auoh a
fnlng." eald I.
"Tt could not be helpd," replied
Mr. Hay. "She would not accept pri
vate gifts, tout felt thtt 1n the Insti
tution founded by her ahe was merely
colletlng Interest on her money."
Speaking of the poem I had recited
"The German version of It sound
ed so beautiful I almost wished I had
written It In" OuYt way, but your reci
tation of the original lines rve them '
such an added beauty that I am satisfied with them."
"You wrote it'.'" I askel.
"Yes," he replied. "Now, there are two surprises I have oi
tou are Mrs. Pickett, and you liave one In finding that I am
lines. By reciting my version you liave double-knotted
had with the General, and with you as his wife."
The great Secretary remained my friend, and when "Plchc't and
was puMtehed. he wrote to me Die, words:
"I have read your wonderful and beautiful eto.-y I notloe that the first
etWIttSJP of the book begins with the name of my friend, Abraham T.In oln, and
that the last chapti r of tlie book also begin with 'Abraham pinOorn.' I thank
Until I read his letter I had not noticed thla coincidence.
tn lfirnlnr that
c author of tha
the tio or Xrondshlp I
oiidshlp I fA
i olii. and
The Man on the Road
By H. T. Battin.
By Alma Woodward
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iXiiatUt. by Tbt Prm I'ubhjJiuyf Co. (11 New York Krniirf rUt
:ot)7Ttftat. l'.'Ki, by Uw rrfaa 1 1 u i .1 Utiio Co.
ITV Nw Yorti Rrvnin WjrM).
The Usual Way.
I Letters From the People
This rrstlrm "Startled" lllm.
To the avtltor of Tb E'en I us W'tt :
As the answer to th. following prob
lem haa startled me, I would like to try
the patience of readers ta solving it.
There being: 10 nulls In each horeeshoe.
w-nat would the aboalng of a horse all
around coat at one cent for the first
nail, two cents for th. second, four for
lite third. Ac ? K. It.
Sull's Head, HI.
Th af Bharlaa-.
T (as SMHsr af T. U Werld i
Maatn a heavy and dark beard I
I shave every day. tmvlng a tcnd.r
i gal aaur abaviag la paiaruL l
have been told by friends that the fol
lowing precautions will make It easier.
To lather the face twlc. (washing off
the first lather In hot water! before ap
plying the razor. To put the razor In
hot water be for using H. To put a
few dr..ps of olive oil in the lather. To
toughen tho face by ruhblng cold cream
on It at night. 1 have tried all these
Hut they make SbSVini little less piln-
ful. 'an some ren ter confer
on ail tOlsfhtbaardsd, tender-aklnncd
men by lalia MOM WtTf So make shav
ing leas' painful. Please donj write In
oke nor u J ertlsn some rVoprletary
Cuiorisht. Ill 18. bi I'lio Pres. I'uutishlof Oo
flwritt. thr oemfaoticnar,
aatsffMSI to the devil.
(Ttw New Y.irk Esmlm World).
the jeweller, the money lender- and
Atat, ii'St Ij if fhof th t ' ftopular and fnseinating uomen are in
often the lait tit marry, and th n nearly aluayt pluek eithei- a broken ttick
from the tide of life or a tfM4 from the burningt
Te difference between a tilrl't kinet before and after, marriage
merely the difference between a bi-weekly privilege and a daily duty-
A troinon Jlndt out why the admlret a man antl then fill in love with
him. A man falls in love with a wottum ana) then tpendt the rettf hit
life trying to tino out why.
From the mottle fa the grave men arc always in
clatt at far a their knowledtje of women it concerned.
Duty, charitu or chimin mtaht make a
In troMian Hut it uould r''.nrr absolute dt
I luaf cloorrflc t ith her.
He brags that hs csn 'take a
bleaslmt drink or Isavs It alone.' "
"The only tlmss I ass him, he's toa
busy making good the flrat half of
ths boast to have any chants to
provt th second."
The tucresi or failure ot a flirtation, at
deponds in much on the skill with whleh the '
on- lu ofher wordt, on the rJM and echil with
THE HARD LUCK FACE.
OMKTiMKH a man'a face is hl.i
misfortune," aald the needle
drummer. "A friend of mine
had the cut of a regular actor and It In
terfered With HI. work Ms rot t it,
. "His clients would not listen to hla
, arguments. Thfry would be so engrossed
in his personality. After he lost out In
the bond line he went In for pcrfumeM
women were captivated hy his
manner and appearance, but they did
not bify his perfumea. After nearly
starving In the perfumery line he went
1n for nress good. Nothing doing.
Every one gave Mm the laugh and sold:
" You ought to be an actor, Mr.
"He tried nearly everything trnnlts.
Insurance, hardware, talking machines,
typewriter., aamplecarda, postalcarda,
knit goods, dry goods, wet goods. One
day he was going al(mr Tenth avenue
looking for a Job as truokdrlvcr when
a strange man grabbed him by the
shoulder and commanded him to 'stand
atlll.' He heard the 'click' of a camera,
shutter and before he could dodne they
had him 'took.' His new found" ac
quaintance handed him a 'V" and gave
him a card.
" Vome over any day. There la a
ten spot in It for you,' he told him.
"In thla way he got Into the 'movie'
business, and now h. has money In the
bank. Still, way down deep In his heart
h. wl.hes that he was something else."
"Oh, I don't know. Being an actor
Isn't such hard work." comment!- i he
' voile aaleama:'.
"No, but this man has no sort of
I memory and before th. 'movies' cami
of any other work of art. i inla yoguo an actor without a memory
"jfaftattlf" totehrt arc piit'wsa like a tree without roots."
it ftlcrt you get out Of it. i "But," reJolnd the voile salesman,
"whan an actor 1a empty nowadays th
moving, picture thsatr will arally
Foeti may ting of thr .Hush that "cot s and goet," but what most
women are looking for noieadnys it the kind of bluth that will come and
STAY $n a tticky day.
man share hit latt crutt with
roflun to make him thare hit
The Good Old Food!
IIS. U. (ehaSrtlr) gUO, Fred!
Mr. B, (sadly) Good-evening,
my dear. How have you
Mrs. B. istiil very llghl-
iiearted) Oh, I've been all r.ght.
Mr. B. (entering Ida rooin)-l'iii all In!
If there ever waa a r.al. live Ueorge,
I'm It. I'm aupposed to be credit man
a! that firm and. by gosh! pretty soon
they'll ha coming to m with puller'
Jobs. Here's Fletcher going on the road
to-morrow morning and I have to he
the Boat to get his oolor card ready,
Mrs. B (gently) It waa Just a night
like this that you uaed to go down Into
the cellar of your dear little homestead
up in Norwich, Connecticut, and take a
redliot poker and mull a pitcher of flna
cider, wasn't It? ,
Mr. B. (brightening considerably)
Yes! Oh. what'a the use of remember
ing? Mrs. B. (leading him on gently) And
then you'd go upstalra to the kitchen
and tlnd some delicious cold chicken
your mother. had left In tha Icebox for
you, wouldn't you?
Mr. B. (smacking his lips loudly)
Mrs. B. (persistently And with that
IttUyoui cold chlcten there'd be a left
over cut of deep-dish apple pie with a
ilash of nutmeg In it. A real New Eng
land pie, with fruit Juicea ooxlngout?
Mr. B. (ecstatically) Do you know
there is no food in th. world that baa
Ver ISttSd sa guod? Why can't w.
have simple stuff like that" Simple,
wholeso me atuRSKIStsad of all this near
rssndh messes we,. eat'.'
iMrv It. itiiei not srcr. The mii.l t-i.
nouncei ihnnrr. .vr. end Vlr., ll ihmi-
crlnf on a ulSllff if rold
a. .11 I
il '. IT
Mr H. (on the sPoD-W.iat In thunder
Is this? CoSjfnicit for dinner on coal
niulit I'ke this?
lira. B DEU 'lors OOI.D CHICK.
EN, dear! Delia, bring that pitcher in,
TMls sppsst writ a pttcatr at eeld ulv ml
Mr. B. (op.nmouthed) What the r
. B. (sweetly) u little surprise,
darling! To be sure, 1 h id to buy the
poker specially and I've had t on the
gas range three hours to heat It to that
intensity, but I will be rewarded when
I hear It sizzle aa It MUIels TUN
Mr. B. (rebelllouly) But I don't feel
Uke drinking elder. I
Mra B. (ertstfully)-Won't you- can't
you go back for a moment to thus
dear old day up In Norwich?
Mr.. B. (Interrupting Impatiently--),
that's all right. Pour me a alas.
'They est tn sileaae. The nTsit remotes ta
tblngs and brfofs on some smile file I
Mr. B. (blankly) What's thisT
Mrs. B. (with auaptcloua .nihuslaatn)-.
Why, darling-, that's a LEFT-OVID
CUT of sunt rmrEXP-DraH APPLE PI)
seith the FRUIT JtTDDEfl OOZrNO OUT,
Mr. B. (sBarvly)-at never looked n
Mrs. B (catmlyV-No. af eassrse as
Your eyes ars twenty year, odder.
Mr. B. (angrily) It never tee ted like
Mra. B. (coolly )-,ffa. Tour tongue haa
had' th deadening effect of twenty
yeans' eating, and now aay that tha
older never uaed to alse!e In Just that
key. and we'll bar. Red Riding Hood
and th grandmother-up-to-date. Your
irs havt bean wom by twenty year,
of the olty'a nolae! My dear, I don't
want to be mean, , but every time your
atomach'a otrt of orfler or your liver
blinks, or aomethina goes wrong down
at the office, yon . come home and tell
sooui mat mulled elder, c t
wanted to prove that thlnga DO
their flavor In twenty yeara
Mr. B. (penitently) Ob, well, let
vissewswra ana get a oroiiM lobster assi
Mrs. B. (running for her
with you, kid!
Mr H. (calling after her)
and a pint of fizz to finis). nn
Mis. H. (triumphantly frorr.li.
An dQCimBiitleiMrl U one wfot dew ted to "art Jar hear ft take."
naaan ana laafl