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B' ' THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE-, SUNDAY . MORNING, FEBRUARY 16, 1908. V " 3
j ; iiiii puis
I siirmil Ollico Opens Bids for
sfoii&1niclion of a Dirig
DESIGNED TO HAVE SPEED
OF TWENTY MILES AX JIO U'R
'eii SidH Received Will Be Sub
's mined U) Board for Exami
nation and Report. j
Wi' WASIIINGTOX, Feb. 15. Another
,H Bfrort Was made today at the signal of
WL See to obtain satisfactory bids for the
K construction of a dirigible balloon, when
proposals were opened in General Al
ii lea's ofh'ce. A month ago six bids were
TjCCived. but becauso of tho incomplete
ly ritisoi the specifications accompanying
If them all vrero rejected. Tho specitica
3 tions cover the construction of a dirigi
1 bio balloon to carry a combined weight
h of SoO pounds and at least 300 pounds
I of ballast. It is to bo designed to have
a spcrd of twenty miles an hour in
I still oir, but tho bidders -were required
I to submit proposals for cost depending
upon the speed, attained during tho
trial flight, according to a schedule
j of lessor down to sixteen or a greater
speed up to twenty-four miles. There
is to be a trial endurance flight of two
hoars, during which the airship is to
i travel continuously at an average speed
T S of 70 per cent of that which the bal
? 'Iooh accomplishes during the trial flight
! Kior speed. Tho trial flight will be held
ff at, Fort -Meyer, Ya.
I Ton Bids Received.
I Ten bate in all were received. They
.included some of the well-known uianu
Ifacturi'is, and, in addition, one from
I Pans, France, from Louis Lupetts, who
offered to construct a balloon in ninety
f l;ivs for $20,0GU The lowest bid, came
li tfffrom Thomas S. Baldwin of Xew York
"City, who submitted a proposition to
construct a balloon for $0750. All of
jllie proposals will bo submitted to a
fi.bo.ird for examination and report.
The following is a list of the bid
llarrv B. .Schiller, Philadelphia. $33,-
jj W500, ISO days; Soron C-. Kockmnu, Philn
J adelpliia, $25,000, ISO days; Raymond
1 tAngI niiro. Chicago, no price slated;
!i rJiiiiPlv days; Bnmbuugh & lleinmann,
4 ASt. Loins, $10,000, 250 days; Louis Lu
t flnetts. Tan's. $20,000, ninety davs; Carl
3 W. M Frankfort, N. Y.f '$11,004,
1 fl20 tlayn. jiii
SjBsi'.NKEX SHIP LOADED
SB WITH TREASURE FOUND
'JIjjSAN" ntAZsOJSC'O. Feb. 15. Tho
.Jipowcr schooner Monterey. Captain
Ki iDrneo, arrivod here today "from Man
S zanilla. Mexico, where she went in
H 'search of the treasure of the steamer
S Golden Unto, which was wrecked near
1 that port many years ago. Captain
'M , Draco declares "that he has located tho
ajj Aulk of tho old vessel, and as evi
i jflenco shows several gold pieces and sil
w yer coins, said to have been found
I? iivhcrn the Golden Gate sank in the sea.
n .The Monterey lost two rnon during tho
jjy trip, one dying of apoplexy ami the
JH lotlier being struck by u. lifeboat; and
Jf killed attempting to laud through the
l jr Loses Wealth, Takes Life.
J 8ANT FRAXC1SCO, Feb. 15. B. L.
3 :Thynne of 2740 Mageo avenue, a cou
? 'tractor, 50 rears old, committed suicide
nf 'some time this morning in the base
V '.jnpnt of his homo .by drinking carbolic
;J iirid. The lifeless ljoity was found bv
lis hon Knlph, the telltale bottle, being
36 .close at hand on the. floor. Financial
-'losses are attributed as I ho cause of
- jThynno taking his life.
"tj Six Coal Barges Lost.
J JfEW HA VEX, Conn., Feb. 15 Six
fcoal bnrgps belonging to the Xew Kng-
l nd Transportatian company, and in
afl Sjovr of Ihe tug Frederick E. J.ves. while
B attempting to make Xew Jlavcu harbor
J i'h1 the storm early today, struck the
(breakwater in the fog and sank. .Six
J wen, four women and two children on
if Ward wore rioeued. Loss $50,000.
Rl THE VALUE OF CIIAECOAL. j
People Knov; How Useful It Is in
JjjMlf ?roscrving Health and Beauty.
MK ost Nothing To Try.
3K.Xfar,y evt-ruody knows iliat charcoal
niMMY. , 0 ,-?rf'5t :il,d niosl onicl'?nt dlslnfec-
"K?, n"'J lllr,''l, nature, hut few roa
fiKf uluiii taken into (ho liu-
fHfP'1 S'2tcu for the same cleansing- pur-
cD0wAv!?:ir7,J lF '' remedy Uial tho moro you
'Si i .ll 11 '' ''cei'." It is iiol a drus at
Ha Wft i n., 'i.. 1 huply absorbs Die asec and
" fauM01 present In iho stom-
C(WKf ;ia,'s-",'lst,!ica a"'i canluH lheni 0,11
.,uJmk$?:ril'mi. vortiens the breatli after
SmMri? drinking or aftor catin;; onions
."JMJ oti-r oJoroiiH vogetables. '
flPStinw....1 tff''(,ta!ly clears nnd im
fllUMM?,,, i', ,',',n'xoii. It wlilions the
iz-ajirjffffoli. ''Si,irb ""hijnrtoiiM gases whlcJ
' nr.. .'" h" wcli and ltmvcls: it
Jimkl 1 1 r.;. un V-f cataSrli "" ihvoat fro,n
irCilWAi'thI5''1'1?011 charcoal In one form
n3m'f,,T. "Ul nroliably the boat chnr-
Su,i?rrJH!. lMzeai they are
duE of ''u (lneut powd-ir.-d Willow
C1 -iPkT ?r, , , ,u!(' " lwrnic nntlBep
Hl 'Bif laf I ,il fo,:n ov rat'"i1, I" t"e form
lanM ''V-Kwal tiistin- lor.cuS03. the
Kon Vrt" j, f, r, u?,-s" l'K-'s will
the " ; i inilTh ''"Proved condition
cnMWffr. ,?. ;', .llva1''- -tlcr complexion.
5PitV' ,8.,tl,ftl no """"Mo harm
jel lnartl ' ! -harcoa. anys: mlvlae
. JmMi mr; l-ontf to nil pa
!, ,; r;'01" stomauh and
J. CT LMu.J,r:atll-..n'tu'l' and throat; J
fleiBgwir , ,.,.!1,r ve'' ' KWuUy bene-
'trKiVI Ij,,.'. 1 -hsic'jil In ftluart's
flBSfftH t.M ' fi.? " li any of the
I - QUESTIONS
Salt Lako City, Feb. IS.
"VlII yoi kindly stale in Sunday's
Tribune when and whero the B. of il
T. lodgo holds its meetings, and oblige,
! A SUBSCRIBER.
Yon no doubt mean the Brotherhood
of iRailroad Trainmen: it meets every
Tuesday evening in "Eagles hall, is'o.
UiS'j South West Temple tsreet, this
Salt Lake C-ity. Fob. 16. '
Pleao answer the .following in next
Sunday's Question and "Answer depart
ment: How many. Territories are loft
in .the United States and please namo
them? What -will keep away moths
.from clothing that does not leave n re
pulsive odor as the tar mothballs?.
(1) Two; Arizona and "Xew Mexico.
(2) Camphor, in lumps.
Garfield, Feb. J2.
Will 3'ou please answer the follow
ing uuestioii in 30111- Friday Semi
Wookly Tribune: Who is. the author
of a book called "By the Order of the
Prophets, a Book on'Mormonism?"
' A SUBSCRIBER.
Alfred If. Henry
.Salt Luke City. Feb. 5.
The question arises aa to the abuses
in our Slate prisons, in which we are
very interested. There are many
strango stories floating about as to the
methods olj punishing prisoners. Wo
should like to know what is a State
coffin, hovi" used, where used, and its
manner of construction, how long a
man can live in it and if any arc dnc
to death in it. 'Also about tho electricity-
punishment, its abuse, how
used. Wc are not satisfied with hearsay-.
We want facts. Hoping to read
your reply in an early issue, giving us
nothing but well-authenticated facts,
we close. Yours respectfully.
daniGs S. JIaloran, Secretary.
After full inquiry, we can say that
none of the tilings mentioned are in
use in tho v Utah Stale prison. Tho
State cofnn you mention probably
comes from a story printed some umo
Jigo of a device in use in the Kansas
penitentiary years ago. but now done
away with. The other practices named,
wo. havo never heard of aa practiced in
any State-prison; certainly they are not
practiced in Urah 's. The -warden is
.responsible to a State Board of Cor
rection, and to tho Governor; the prison
is open to inspection at anv time.
Salt Lnke City, Fob. J2.
Please publish the sixtoeu-hour rail
road law in Sunday's paper.
Not again; we pritned it in this de
partment on Sundav, .Innuarv 30, 300S.
! Salt Lake City, Feb. 15.
I (1) Please answer in your Question
and Answers of next Sunday the fol
lowing questions: Where was 1 lie Six
teenth infantry of the Pennsylvania
volunteers of the Civil war, of tiie vcar
of ISG3, mustered in at, at what place i
(2) And can 3-011 give me tho name of
the aged general yf that place at pres
ent dale, or where I could get informa
tion of same? r MRS. S. A. M.
t For this information .you kIiouM
write to the Hon. W. II. "Tall, Secre
tary of War, Washington, By (!.: we
don't know of any other sourco than'
the War .Department from -which this,
in formation could be had.
Salt l,.ako City, Feb. 10.
Will you kindly givu the correct
pronunciation of ihe two -words, " gar
age" mid chauffeur," in your Ques
tions and Answer co'lumn?
As near as may be garazh, showier.
Park Pity, Feb. ,K.
I 'lease, would 3-011 kindly answer ihe
following question in the Sunday- Trib
une, in your Questioil ami Answer col
umn: If 3 owe a debt, and 1 am noti
fied to sotiJe bill, and I make a settle
ment in this way, that L can pay one
dollar a month, and the party is not
satisfied, by taking it ... court can
a poor man be made to make a bigger
payment when he can't see fit? (2)
When is a debt void, or rather overdue-?
Please answer raid oblige.
(.1) Tf debtor and creditor cannot
agree on a settlement, tho creditor can
suo and got judgment, lo which the
debtor must conform. (2) On account,
four 3'cars after last charge.
Salt Lake City, l-Vb. .M.
Jn our United States reports, "I2S,
page .12!), yon will find an article relat
ing to the license question. Will you
be so kind as to answer through the
columns of The Tribune how it island
WI13" the city has tho right Ui impose
a tax on peddlers or venders who ped
dle from house to house? Our Legis
lature has never given this State the
power, nor has Congress, either. Now,
A READER OF THE TRIBUNE.
j The city levies this tax by general
I ordinance." We understand that 11 suit
is now pending to test tho municipal
povor in this matter of imposing li- !
Bingham. Feb. 10. 1
The following question was sent tu
the Spokane Spokesman-lveview;
Can an American citizen, after ram
Jup: to British Columbia and becomhiK
"a Uritisli subjont and living hero for eight
yours, return to tin; l.'nitcd Slates and
take up a homestead after proving up on
one Ucforu coming- to British ColnmljIuV
And this was the answer:
A natlvo-horn American citizen who
i:ots to F.ritish Columbia and becomes a
uilb'.cu of Canada by haturaliyiatlon. is
ailll a niitivo-born citizen of tin- United
States on hif return to this country, bur
if ho malco tlnnl proof upon a homestead
In this i-nuntry boforp he w.?ril to Canada,
lie would have no right to tal:n' another
homestead upon hh return to this conn
try. (I) Is this answer correct'? (2) Give
date of assassination of President Mc
Ki ul oy. '
CO 1' 'H ,l0'" America n who
oes to a furii;n country, becomes nat
uralized therein, and .returns lo i.hih
Country, geti no advantage from his
American birth; Sic must abjure his for
o.hnx citizenship and hemmo naturalized
iiitliin country. Iho panic as any other
foreigner. (2) President MrKinley
was shot September 0, ISMll. and died
on tile 1-1 th dayof jthe same month.
Boise, Ida.. Feb. 10.
j I'b-aso answer in next Sundav 's
Tribune what premium, if any. there is
, on Columbia half dollars coined in
I SO:, Chicago Exposition V
' v SUBSCRIBER.
Thcro is .none, so far as we know.
Evaiiston. Wyo.. -Feb. .12.
. B'strnTC! aro playing jackpots.
A "oppna tho liot with ti pair of jacks,
B and O both stay. Avpuascs the bet
I after drawing. B ami C Imth pass.
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Nursing mothers will find "Fa
vorite Prescription " especially val
uable in sustaining their strength
and promoting an abundant nour
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Over - burdened women in all
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"bearing of children, will find "Fa
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dition of the female system.
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Question: Docs A take, the pool or
does it remain a jackpot ?
It is a. sliow-down, and the best hand
lakes the pot; but A must show open
Salt Lake. City, li'eb. J4.
Will .you kindly, in Sunda.y's Trib
une, answer: Who is the Governor of
Wilford B. Hoggatt. at Sitka.
Ephraim, Utah, J;iob. 3.
Li 3'our Question and Answer col
umn of The Tribune, .please take my
following questions into account: (3)
Is shoewax a good insulator for wires
carrying electric currents? If so, how
iloes it compare with parafnue in the
efficiency of this quality? (2) Is a
dry 'C.1I worn out. mom quickly if at
tached to a sounder of A ohms resist
ance than to one of 20 or 2o
A BESI'ECTFUL SUBSCRIBER OF
(1) Neither is effective where the
current, is over I) volts. (2) Yes; by
about 2 to 1.
Tor Over 3fifty Years.
An old and well tried rcincdj-, Mrs.
Winslow's Soothing Syrup, lias been
used for over II ft 3- years b3 millions of
mothers for their children while teeth
ing, with perfect success. It soothes
tho child, softens the gums, allays all
pain, cures wind colic 'and is the best
remedy for diarrhoea. Sold lry drug
gists in all parts of tho world. Be
sure .you ask Jor Mrs. Wiuslow's Sooth
Quick Shine Shoe Polish
contains no turpentine or acida, yivc.i
a satin llnish. Will not rub oh: on tho
clothlnp. Manufactured by the Oulcl:
Shine Shoe Pollidi Co.. Des MoIiisp. own
Dealers supplied by Salt Lake City and
S. D. .Evans,
Undertaker and Embaliucr, has removed
to now Inuntiou, !8 South State.
Makers all kinds of bread. Ask your
grocer for it.
Century Printing Co.,
Salt Lake's printers, JG.1-1G7 South
West Temple. Best work at fair
Tribune Want Ads.
Bid! phone 5201. Ind. phone :i(S0-3-IS.
This now powerful reconstruct! vo
lonlc rev I vinos tho blood, .supports tha
heart, has no euiial for ncruus pros
tration, biain exhaustion, neurasthe
nia, and nil l:In-1s of mental and physi
cal debility. One trial v. ill convince.
Sept to any address, S1.0U. Sold only
by tho western agents. Both phones
fe$,Tu Brice Drug Co,
u aiAiN street
COMFORT AND APPEARANCE.
Discomfort and dlstrcya is often
caused by Improperly adjuated oyo
KlacKcs. Tho appearance Is ofien in
jured by tho "act" of the frame. Wo
properly adjust all our slassop.
J. H. KNICKERBOCKER, O. D..
Practical Optician. US Main Stiuut
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Dr. Pierce's Lotion Tablets and
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ulceration, and in pelvic catarrh.
They cost only 25 cents a box each,
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Tf 3'ou want to know more about
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eoinposiiion a secret nostrum of un
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first put-up by old Dr. Pierce over
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granules eas' to take as candy.
"TO iHiLL WITH THE POETS"
By Clarence E. Eddy.
Wo know of but. few groat liv- .j
j Inj; poets. Tho sentiment of tills p
r praetieal old world seems 10 be, !
"to hell with the poets, anyway.".
1 Dally paper.
lrcw are the poets in these days,
Or so, at least, the critics say;
It seems a mighty discord plays
"To hell witn poets, anyway.'"'
From time to time in other years,
As this old world lias whirled alons,
It heard the music ot the spheres
Ite-ccDoed in a poet's song.
I3ut now from oul the grind and groan
Wherein all song Is drowned today,
They any Hint poets aro unknown,
For few to fame have found a way.'
Perhaps, 'tis true, there arc a few
Great living poets, but wo know
That some have died by auicido
Bocause starvation was too slow.
For few, I fear, will see or hear.
Or, seeing, they will puss and say
We havo no tlmo to . read his rhyme,
To hell with poets, anyway.
And some there bo with thoughts unkind
i Who If they see will say ot mo
Because it soema to tit their mind,
"To hell with pools such as lie."
Tiie world, indeed, will hardly heed
What any poet sings today.
No son of song could live for long
On what his singing brings today.
The world is cold, it wanlfi but gold,
U cares not lor the poet's lay;
11 grinds along without a song.
It does not think that poets pay.
Aro they " to blame for lack- of fame,
Or is it thai the world Is wrong'.'
Tills aKC of groed doth seem 10 need
! 15oine voice like Gabriel's trumpet song. J
I If Israfel should co;no from Heaven,
; Although ho sings so wildly wvll. ,
! Perhaps this hard old world would evn
j Tell lsrafel lo go to hell.
1 ace the. mighty statue stand,
lis head is gold. Its foul are clay. 1
It holds this legend In it hand. i
j "To hell with poets, anyway." j
For now the mighty grind and groan 1
! Of commerce and Die crowding throng
i L'pon the world's four winds Is blown
And few can hear Hie poet's song. '
Some sav that pools came from llcacu.
I Anil when 1 snu a railing star
r wonder why that God has given
' To let the pool fall so far;
If they arc st rangers here below.
If from the stars tho poets stray.
This may be why that they sire ho
Unwout lo win the world-worn way.
! It mav bo true they eomo from 1 lint
To leach us hope and calm our feartt.
! For ono whoso eyos with tears are dim
.May servo to wipe away all tears.
i Oli. pour old world, you. have j-our woes.
Perhaps wo should not blame you -o;
: You have such cares that goodness knows ,
We .should not eek lo shame you so.
' The poet is your .friend, O World. J
Your friend, whatever. you may pa v. '
. Ami will befriend unl,o Hie end.
Oh. World, forever. ;QU a day.
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! INTERNATIONAL CATALOGUE I
OP SOENT8F1C LITERATURE
The international catalogue of scientific
literature, probably the most patent ex
ample of community of interests among
nallonB, is an establishment maintained
In twenty-five leading countries of the
world, for 'tho most part by the govern
ments of each. It aims to place on record
all the scion Lille and allied literature of
the world cacii year, in such form as to
make It readily available for reference to
any one Interested In science. For the
Ignited Slates the regional bureau Is op
erated by the Smithsonian lnutltutior.
aided by an annual Congressional appro
priation. During the last fiscal year the
Smithsonian office sent to the central of
fice in London references, and since
Its inception In 1001 a total of 131.2:5:1 ref
erences. This article tells something,
about what it is for, how it originated,
and how It is carried on.
Ono of Uic results of modern organ
ized scientific and historical research
is that properly trained people, when
they want to work on any subject, in
stead of starting out anew as though
nothing had over happened before, try
to find out: what has already been done
on tho subject they wish to investigate.
To obviate the necessity of each per
son doing this for. himself, numerous
organized efforts have been made from
lime to time to publish indexes of one
sort or another, sometimes on a special
subject, sometimes covering several
Holds of human activity.
All of (ho efforts made in the past,
however, failed to cover tho whole field
of science and all the nations engaged
in it; nor did an' one country or or
ganization have sufficient funds to pre
pare an index up to the latest modern
Thirty Nations Aid.
It was the recognition of thin that;
brought; about a series of conferences
in London which definitely established
what is known as the international
Catalogue of Scientific Literature.
Since then so broad has been Iho in
terest taken in it that the govern
ments of over thirty nations now an
nually give it (linaiicial aid, and so
called icgion.nl biu-enus are operated in
each country, to collect, review, and
place on record the original scientific
literature, current and recent, of its
For the United States.
For the- (Tailed States, the regional
bureau is administered by Ihe Smith
sonian Institution, assisted by an an
nual Congressional appropriation. Un
til two Tears 'm; c,,l'r(J expense
was borne by the institution as a legi
timate interest of an establishment for
the increase and diffusion of knowledge
The eio'iaity of the task of running
through every scientific publication j,(
tho I'nilcd States, book or periodical,
grasping its subject matter to see if it
really is something new, then putting
it uiider its proper classification, and
filing triple or quadruple references,
may well be imagined. For the iiscal
year ending June 0, last, this bureau
sent, to the central office at London
1IS.G29 references, nearly half of them
for tho year 1900, and tho balance,
scattered" through previous years, and
since the inception of the work 1X1 ,2713
have been sent for the United States
and 1 .Ol'J.TSli in all. .The work at the
Smithsonian is carried on under the
general direction of Dr. Cyrus Adlor.
with Leonard C. Gunnell as principal
Of the complete catalogues there are
now published each year seventeen vol
umes 011 seventeen different, sciences,
arranged in logical scientific order, each
volume including references to the
world's published contributions to thar.
science during the year and several
previous years. They include: Mathe
matics, mechanics, physics, .chemistry,
astronomy, meteorology, mineralogy,
geology, geography, paleontology, gen
eral biology, botany, zoology, human
anatomy, !hsical anthropology, phy
siology "and bacteriology.
The original suggestion of an inter
national catalogue came from Prof.
Joseph Henry, first; sccretaiy of the
Smithsonian Institution,' who as far
back as lSail called the attention of the
British Association for the Advance
ment of Science lo the great need of a
work of this sort. The idea did not
take shape, however, until 1SG7. when
tho Itoyal society started its "Cata
logue of Scientific Papers. " This, how
ever, being an author's catalogue with
out subdivision!;, did not satisfy de
mands, so in ISt).'!, through ihe British
foreign office, the-governments of the
leading nations of the world were in
vited and did send delegates to a con
ference in London, which, after several
meetings, adopted Ihe present cata
logue. The American representatives
participating in these conferences were
Iho late Prof. Langloy, Prof. Simon
Newcomb, Dr. ,F. S. Billings and Dr.
"Now the plan is in good working or
der. .The task of slipping in its proper
classification the title of every scien
tific publication in. this country is to
say the least intricate, and frequently
the advice of a specialist has to be
sought. The Smithsonian aims to keep
in touch with every prominent scienti
fic author in America, and last year,
to insure accuracv, sent out letters con
taining tho catalogued lists of their
publications to most, o.f tho best-known
investigators. As a final check, a corps
of referees is employed, a specialist
for each science, at the central bureau
in London, who review each reference
All of the nations of the world in
which scientific work is' being done
are now without exception identified
with the great enterprise. Here is a
list of . the countries maintaining re
gional bureaus: Austria, Belgium,
Canada, Capo or Good Hope, Cuba,
Denmark, Ugypt, .Finland, France,
Gorinany, Greece, llolfand, Hungary,
India and Ceylon. Italy, Japan, Mexico,
New South Wales, .New Zealand, Nor
way, Poland, Portugal, Queensland,
Russia, South Africa, South Australia,
Spain. Sweden, Switzerland, United
Kingdom. United Slates of America,
Victoria and Western Australia.
The general direction of the Inter
national Catalogue of Scientific Litera
ture is vested in an international con
vention which meets at stated inter
vals. The last was held in London in
lOOo. The next will be in 1910. and aft
or the next meeting the convention will
gather every tenth year.
A Man from Texas
"I was traveling 011 a train through
Missouri, -"' said the philosopher, "when
f happened to feel the neced of a cork
screw: so I asked if any man in the
car could lend me one. Immediately
a man crime forward and "
"I sco," said tho man who always
butted in; "he was a Californian.-"
"You are mistaken." the philosopher
responded. "Unfortunately thcro was
no Californian in the car. 'huh tho man
who came forward said if I didn't find
a corkscrew, ho knew a way to knock
tho head off the bottle without other
wise injuring it.
" 'But,' 1 said lo him. 'what would
I do with the balance of the liquor after
you and I had had' a drink?'
I " 'The balance,' said he, looking sur
prised. " 'Yes,' saj's 1, 'there's nearly a
quart of it.'
" 'Tho balance? ' snys he looking sur
prised. ' ' 'Sure,' sa's 1.
.'.''Why, good Lord, innn, ' says he,
'I'm from Texas! 5 "
Then the philosopher helped himself
to a cigar from my pocket, and de
parted. Sacramento Union.
Making Cheap Gas From Straw.
The process recently invented and
patented by J. Russell Couts of Cleve
land, 0 for turning ordinary wheat
and oat straw into illuminating and
I fuel gas threatens to revolutionize the
I Canadian Northwest, and already sev
eral plauts arc uuder construction.
Expert s( say the process is as cheap
as that used in getting gas from coal
and oil, bur. by the new patent waste
material is made use of instead of coal
costing sonio .$0 or $(5 a ton. Every ton
of straw yields over 15,000 feet of gas,
while the best Pen 11331 vania coal, cost
ing here at the present time froin $11
to $12 a ton. yields but J 0,000 feet of
gas a ton.
The quality of the gas produced
equals tho best coal gas, and can bo
delivered at; less than half (he cost. In
Western Canada each year thousands
of tons of straw aro burned for the"
purpose of getting it out of tho wsiy,
so. the cost of material for the gas
producing plants being built by the
compain- will be comparatively " noth
ing in addition to the. price of hauling.
Winnipeg (Manitoba) Dispatch 111
New York Times.
"Is the proprietor in?" asked tho
"Is he in tho cifv?" Xl
" Vt'S, sir."
"Will he be back soon?"
' "To night 7"
"No, sir. " ,
"Dil he leave any word for Mr.
The stranger looked at tho office boy
sharply. "When did he go?"
' ' Yesterday afternoon. "
"Didn't In' sav when he'd be back?"
"Well, where the dickens is he?"
"At I ho undertaker's."
"What's the mat for?"
' ' He 's dead. ' ' Harper 's Weekly.
Child Its Own Uncle.
A child born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Kuen'nlc todav has the nppnrent dis
tinction of being Its own uncle. Its
father Is also Its grandfather.
Mr. Kuenhle .some yoars ago married
a widow with three children, l'pon her
death he married one of h-r daughters,
the queer complication of relationship
following Kansas City Star.
MAX WHO WAS PRESIDENT I S
FOR JUST ONE DAY- ' M
Though Ihc'llstH of Ihe President of V
pie fni ted States, which bob up frequent- I jjjH
ly, contain no .mention of the fact, M
there was' one man who held the office r H
of Chief Executive for one day. y jjjH
There was no ceremony attendant upon V jH
his induction Into office, but, just the f, -H
mine, he .filled the chair, and, as Prcsl- ? H
dent, signed ono document of slate. IH
Ills name was David Rice Atchison, and
Kentucky was his home. lie was ap- f'-l
pointed Senator from thai .Stale In 1S-11 WiH
and wa.s elected to the post of President . FvHfl
pro tempore for the terms covering the I'B
period between IRIfi and, 1819, says the fiHH
Philadelphia Enquirer. tflHfl
The calendar made him President . for ficHH
ono day. - When March !, J 3 50, came P
j around it was Sunday, and though the tv!
Icnns of tho predecessors had officially fil
expired, Zaehary Taylor and Millard Fill- ' fu J"H
I more could not be inaugurated until Men- f "3H
day, March 5. I fl
Consequently, the Nation was without r
an elected head, and Atchison, as the t "l
President pro tcmporo of the Sonalc, r K
"went on tho job." lie didn't get a--very. j V 'jjB
good chance -to show what he could do. k- iHH
for all the Covernment machinery, nat-- t 1
urally, was at a standstill, but for all p
that he was President. fc v
Gaudy Man in Mexico. jH
The street candy peddler is one of tho T j, 1 S"H
things that attract the attention of the ?
tom-lst on his llr.it arrival in Mexico. As rH
the climate Is warm enough lo be out of f
doors all tho yoar round, the candy vendor jH
is to bo found at his post from one year's ,s lH
end to Ihe other, including Sundays, Sat- i H
urdnys and feast day?. -"Hl
The candy man has a very ancient hlfi- h .9
lory. The Aztecs were very fond of f rH
sweets, of which thev understood tlie art ; ''-M
of making very many kinds and varieties. t'H
The soIdl-vy of Cortcv. loll that on their BB
way lo Vera Cru;: on that memorable J
march against tho city of the Aztecs thoy -H
were ipel. along the way by vendor?, who f -H
sold sweets of many kinds, which became jH
very acrceable lo the laslo when once
they had got accustomed to them. IH
The candy vender takes up his place at H
the -corner of a street, wliro he remain 1 -?H
all day from early morning till late at t jH
night. As a general thing too, you will L fM
llnd him in the .same place all the year I fl
round. Once a vender liap possession of 1 2H
a certain place the othevendf:r.Weeog- tjH
fil?.e Ids r.iglit and do noC'molcst hnji with f jjBI
Sometimes a vpuder will sell only one I Hfl
kind of candy. In this case he In all prob- , f
abllltv makes It himself. However, many ;
vende'rs have lately been seized Willi the j; !jM
progressive spirit of the limes and display , SlM
quite a Utile slock In trade of many fr
kinds of sweets, most of which aro not 1
known outside- of Mexico. ' jH
The candy vender generally has a small r TB
folding table about one and one-half to M
two and one-half feet in dimensions. On f il
.tills he piles all his wares. Therefore vou I
have no trouble In finding exactly what J
you want. Xor there it Is all spread out
before vou.- If you do not llnd it there. B
you need not make further inquiries. The . 'H
vender will not have II. fM
There are more than a thousand street vH
candy venders In Mexico .City. Home of , M
these havo push carts, an Inspiration of
the new age of modern Mexico. These aro
generallv more ambitious thnn their fel- H
lows and usually go about from fair to
fair. They are to bo' found about tho jB
better markets and plazas on feast day?. jH
and thev generally hang around .oulsido
tho school?, where they sell to the ohil- y H
dren on school days. Some of thes von-
dors, who are generally young fellow. 'H
havo made considerable money. 1-toiu .H
the Mexican Herald.
Does It Pay to Ee a Lawyer? "
In the United States today, thcro 'H
are over 175,000 lawyers moro than, J JM
in any other , profession f or calling ,
save teaching".and medicine. In ad- r 'f
dition to thi' number there are thus-
sands of young men in lav.' offices and -HR
colleges educating .themselves for tho Kj
law a mighty army of legal rcpio- ERj
entatives fighting and preparing ta 19U
fight the battles of life. IHN
In one city alone there aro over 10,- xflKll
000 lawyers", tlirec-fourths of whom ' '2
are wholly dependent npoiiAtV in-
comes from their praclico asa means jB
of livelihood. While from :?0 to- at) HI
per cent are successful practitioners 'lH
with good incomes and a monopoly
upon the better class of law business,
it is snfc to say that the remaining
HO per cent make on an average , less HH
than $1200 a year.
In many law offices in our larger !H
cities you will find a half dozen, or ,
moro lawyers occupying merely cleri- tV -WM
cal positions and working for others, B -H
like insignificant cogwheels in a' Vs, :
mighty machine, on salaries of from , ' ijjH
$15 to $23 a woek, and who congratu- -
late themselves that they arc able lo iffBr
hold their positions. flS
A luotornian on a street car receives 'lKI
from $lij to $20 a woek for his. services. 'H5j
and he is stul; of his moiiev. A clerk
in a dry "oods store, a railroad or in- jflliw
su ranee" cilice receives from .$20 to $25 WtK
a week. 'JBw
A bank clerk is paid from $75 to ' Ml'tj?
$lf0 a month. A skillful mechanic or rHIpl
machinist earns from $:! to $10 a day. mi
Many business men command sala-, ' -IM
rics from $5000 to $2.",000 a year. A
traveling salesman sells goods on com- kK '
mission and earns rfrom $1000 to o000
a year, and perhaps more A reporter
on' a daily newspaper makes more' k ;iB:j'
money than the average lawyor. iFPIir'
Wliat docs it. mean? Wake up, tttfiw?
young lawyer, wake npl In the faea j
of these conditions is it not time that , BIhS
you were asking yourself the question. 11 UP
!Docs it pay to practice law? ftHR
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