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SUNDAY. JANUARY 1. Wll.
Silence: There is a magic restftilness in
word: At this. season of the year it
hems to suggest that mystic infinitesimal
kish that marks the running out of the
st grain of sand in the hour-glass of the
lid Year. Silence: After the cla-sh of
b-words, the fell work of poison, and the
.strife of hate, we see Hamlet on his gold
en throne tanking, almost content, to
death, breathing love's farewell to his
dear friend Horatio, and
The rest I silence. '
It va the mnt fitting word the poet
f ould find to express the peace after tur
moil,'" the surcease of pain, the end of
"Tiie licartatlic. and tlif tlou-atd lutunil shocks
It l.V'fO s.e
firsh i licir to."
seldom in the nurl-burl of this
"hustling world of ours tins world so full
f the cries of sorrow, of the commands
to wotk, foi "the night comet h," of the
voices of lament, or the harmonies of
pleasure, that we may achieve to the
blessedness of silence As Mary Clemmer
Of all am Wvins 1'iIk r"- zirt.
I .tftni V' Pile- ulnt'l i ItcM.
Ami en iliar t;l. tlie nne that lift
our ut.U fmn Mearinr. to rest.
Tlit- rest of ulejiec that is It--:. "
The martial poets of an elder day used
to have other " ideals. They saw their
heroes perish bravel in the clash and
clang of battle. They saw them go down
rl Into th- thick of it when life was at its
I noblest height, and the shouts of victory
iind the wuilings of defeat mingled with
flie voice of human blood that cried to
heaven, and if the soul of a hero passed
into Paradise bevond, it was lo be greeted
there b.v martial angels, still tumultuous
si i d noi; : Whj, even King Arthur, when
In parsed to be "King among the dead"
I does not Tennyson tell us that as Ar
thur's barge disappeared
'Then from the clanii it setin'il there came, but
from U-jcnd the limit of the morld.
Like the Rtcat cch lm:n of a Ian cr.
rountl. a if cuie fair citv nere one voice
'Around a lacs rcturninK frcm hi war" '
The old axiom that "Speech is silver,
tdlence is golden." seems trite nowadays,
and, like most truisms that have passed
into the language, we give it little heed.
And yet there is a world of truth in it.
3l is in silence that the bet and noblest
thoughts come to us and are worked by
heart and mind into speech, fit to be for
mulated. It is in silence virtue works her
will, and helps us fit ourselves to live
nobler, cleaner, better, and more useful
lives. Heine, indeed, declared that "si
lence is the essential condition of happi-
.liess. and sure enough it is that onlv in
perfect silence may Ve hope to hear the
jentlc- whispers cf the god-
Love was neer jet better expressed
fhan in the mystery oi silence. Hae not
he poets writ their sweetest, dearest
hongs on this theme: and who, of all of
them, has expressed it perfectly yet .'
Why, even Airs. Browning, who wrote
trom a heart surcharged with love and
K'orship, and who begged her Iover-hus-
"Say orer asain. and M oucr orer asain
That thrai dot lore me'
liatl at the end to cry
"onl) mindin;. dear.
To lore mc also in ilence villi flir soul."
It secins that there is no word compara
ble to silence. To the soul, tired and
1- "weary. It seems to signify all there is of
' rest and peace that peace of God that
passctli all understanding; all there is
of b-uty, and holiness, and the quiet
places, haunted by pure souls.
And silence is so rare a "thing! Some-
limes on the mountain top you shall find
It, If you aro very good; oi sometimes.
.hen God sends a hush over the bosom
af the great deep, and you have trusted
yourself to her, and are alone with the
reat waste of waters, and the eternal
Stars that with their eloquent voices
rBpeak with such a divine appeal to all that
Is best within the spirit!
To get away from noise, from speech
to pass Into the vale of silence this It is
to be reaching nearer to God: to be
breathing a rarer, purer atmosphere, for
"flod'a poem is rilence! His sonjf is unspoken:
And Jet eo profound, so loud and m far.
It fills you, it thrills you, with measures unbroken
And as soft and a fair and as far as a star."
It will also be well to remember that
good resolutions will not adequately lu
bricate the, wheels of the New. Year's
The 8ocfallsls of Milwaukee, having
'successfully established a municipal ball-room,
now propose a municipal ceme-
r.-tcry. We hope this does not indicate
A that they aro looking forward to their
f"5?i"Itj8eems that the assault upon Vice
ensui Williamson was merely lnctoeniai
5-bi bavin; been .mistaken for a Hub
A Bd.ihesfore. an apology-' from It la ,rttarged;ihaf the .govenwieBt :fl4e 1 h& M&gjZ&mmf&tt&fi
will be accepted. Diplomatically speak
ing, art not ' some other, hpoldgles In
Vc think there will be little sympathy
with th! national joint committee repre
senting the allied printing and publishing
trades which has,, been formed for the
purpose of urging the passage by Con
gress or the Nelson-Tou Vclle bill, whlcn
is at present before the Senate. The bill
proposes to prohibit the United States
government from printing, as it has done
heretofore, on stamped envelopes, the
name and address of the person sending
Up to the present time the stamped
envelope proposition "has been this: When
a business man, firm, or corporation or
dered, through his local postmaster, a
stated number of stamped envelopes, he
could have his or the firm's name
and address printed in the corner. The
priee was just the same as if one had
ordered plain stamped envelopes. But it
seems that this printing by the gov
ernment has caused a good deal of dis
quietude among the allied printing, paper,
and publishing trades, and they claim
that tbls cheap printing by the gov
ernment injures the business of printers,
stationers, and publishers throughout the
country, and, therefore, it should be
So far as we can learn from the pro
tests, there are some lOO.Ow) corporations
affected by the proposed bill, and the
Protestants claim that there are jOO.CVO
firms or individuals whose business in
the mtAter of printing special directions
on cnt1opes would fall Into their hands,
were it not for government interference.
This n'Tght be a cogent argument were
it not for the fact that business men
througVout the country answer the pro
test of the allied trades by saving that
they w'sl'i to buy in the cheapest market,
and th.lt if the Federal government can
do the work cheapest, it is to the govern
ment that they wish to give their
orders. Uvery man has the right in
these days of economy to buy in the
best market, and If, by its organiza
tion, its improved machinery, its hordes
of men already employtd at salaries
which, after all, the people pay the gov
ernment can do this work cheaper for
those who demand it than it can be done
elsewhe-e, there it should be done. We
have got to a point, we think, where we no
lonser believe in favors to special inter
ests: let each individual, each trade, stand
on what it can do. No longer arc we try
ing to foster or subsidize the manufac
turer; it is the turn of the ultimate con
sumer to be considered.
And many a man to-day in making
his resolutions will pick out the partic
ular bad habit lie is most tired of.
Perils of Aviation.
Ancient mythology teems with instances
of the punishment of man's audacity,
which to the mind of man in tlie earliest
davs of the world was one of the most
heinous sins It was regarded as espe
cially presumptuous to attempt to over
come tlie mstenous forces of nature.
Prometheus, who audaciously sought to
steal the fire of life from heaven with
winch to animate the clay figure of a man
which he had wrought, has long stood as
the very embodiment of that arrogance
which causes maji to invade realms be-
ond the puny -mental and physical pow
ers of which he has ever been vain
Th" remote vagueness of the past but
slightly discloses the fearful fate that
overcame the fabled Icarus, the pre
sumptuous son of Daedalu". whot on In
geniously contrived wings, sought to fly
over the Mediterranean Sea. in defiance of
the unconquerable laws of gravitation.
His presumption was punished bv Phoe
bus Apollo, who melted the wax which
attached the wings lo his bol, and he
sank into tlie arm of the sea that for
long bore his name as a warning to deter
all imitators of his unpardonable crime.
After the lapse of so many centuries, it
seems strange, indeed, that similar inci
dents are to be recorded, and that our
dav should see concrete examples of the
perhaps imaginary conceptions of tlte
fate that must .certainly overtake him
who recklessly imperils his life. Ilul the
progress and advancement of the world
in all directions seem to have exacted,
and to have received, a tribute of human
life in payment for all tlie conquests over
nature that man has ever made, The his
tory of industrial progress and of inven
tion leaves behind it a trail of human sac
rifice that marks the stages of man's in
domitable courage and his limitless ambi
tion to attain to complete supremacy over
the forces of nature.
It is not to be supposed, in the light of
past history, that the lamentable death
of two of the foremost aviators of
the world in one day will postpone the
day of practical conquest of tlie air. nor
will it deter the ambitious student of avia
tion from prosecuting with undiminished
zeal and hazardous and exciting experi
ments upon whose success depends, the
solution of one of the most attractive
problems that has ever engaged the atten
tion of man.
A. fascination that has never been sat
isfactorily explained by any metaphysical
chool lures on the bolder spirits of the
race to defy the most awful death and
disaster that can befall man. Trains con
tinue to run and passengers to travel over
lines in the wake of the angel of death In
Its most dreadful form. Tlie automobile
has survived as heavy a toll of human
life as has ever been exacted from modern
inventions, and its devotees are as keen
for the sport and as undismayed by the
almost daily accidents as though it were
the safest of conveyances.
That is the spirit which has advanced
man so 'far upon the high. road of prog
ress and civilization. All the prizes of
life, material as well as spiritual, that
are at all worth while have been attained I
by the payment of a price that is pro
portionate to the reward. It Is not alone
a struggle for fame that prompts man to
such deeds. It is the splendid courage of
the race that will not acknowledge defeat
under the most adverse circumstances
and In the face, of the most awful dis
couragements, and that Is the quality
which, after all, the race of man, admires
most, and out of. which evolves; the he
roes of k nation in time .of need., " ' ('
duties by fraudulent weighing. -The peo
ple of the country have doubtless lost
many times that amount by short
weights, but they will have'a long wait
before they getIt back.
Tlicro is a serious shortage of ermine
reported for the coronation of King
George of England, caused probably by
the fact'that so much of it adorns the
persons of our American queens.
If it is true, as J. J. Hill says, that we
arc soon to reap the fruit of our extrav
agance, what a fine crop of lemons wc
shall garner. v
So far as tlie bathtub trust affairs go,
it would seem that they are making
frantic attempts to shut off the hot
If It is true that Mr. Carnegie's income
Is J23,O0O,O0O a year, he will have to give
away a good many more ten-million
gifts If he is to escape that ultimate dis
grace. There is no evil without Its compensa
tions. So long as the hobble skirt is
fashionable there is no danger of a re
vival of tlie roller-skating craze.
Aviation may be all right as a sport,
but there seems to bo as many broken
bones as broken records.
That Greek bootblack who was re
cently made vice consul to Aberdeen
certainly .worked from the ground up.
In the "model" city of Gary. Ind.. ten
officials have been arrested for grafting.
They ate probably old models.
Incidentally, the case of Air. Itobin in
New York, who has deprived some poor
people of about JsCO.OOO in savings, may
have a bearing on the proposed pardon
of Charles Morse.
Puccini, starting back to Italy, was
kis'ed by forty men at the pier. If that
dea wcic customaty, we'd never start
back to Italy.
The more explosions there ate m Ios
Angeles the less San Francisco seems
the absolutely desliablc place for an ex
position. Wo can't see why they want married
men to wear i ings on their thumbs.. You
can always tell them from poor bache
lors by their happy smiles.
It may be well, too, to remember this
New Year that while It may be true
that everything comes to him who wait.-,
you can be assmed of not finding it all
gone by going right out after it.
A LITTLE NONSENSE.
We close the books for 1910:
A record not
I'tidiily bad; but now and then
We left a blot.
But no blot may we now erase;
That much is clear.
With new books we prepare to face
Outspread we .ee the new leaf He
As pure as snow ;
And it behooves us all to try
To Keep it so.
A oca Vrt? Good.
"What arc the proper calling cards?"
"Depend altogether on what's out
against joii. old sport."
"They say tlie Czar's enormous expendi
tures baflle imagination."
"Oil. I don't know. I spent $S0 for
.NolliiiiK to Krt'ortl.
"Do ou ever keep a dairy?"
"No. I'm too busy during the holidays,
and after they're gone life is a blank."
Itecoilmg from the demon rum.
We ilag the flagon.
The New Year's dawn sees many on
The water wagon.
"Aren't jou humorists hard pressed for
a subject sometimes?"
"Oh. no: one thing leads to another.
The men who figured in the Christmas
cigar jokes are now swearing off."
The Auto Girl.
"That is a beautiful locket you got for
"Yes; it was given me by an old-fashioned
friend. For the same money he
could have bought several barrels of gas
olune, or even a set of tires."
"Of what were you thinking when you
wrote this beautiful poem?"
"Of a winter overcoat," answered the
THE NEW YEAR.
"And the new sun rose, bringing the new year." Alortc d'Arthur.
The old year is dead and buried, hi the grave where our lost hopes
But the New Year stretches before us: ztr may travel a-iVi hpcs
HoXi. shall ice use it. my. brothers, the year thai is nozv at hand?
Shall r strive for ourselves and others; for God and our native
The years have left their bitter marks on mind and heart and soul ;
Our feet are weary marching toward the mystic goal ;
Ever it seemeth nearer: ever again recedes,
And we lose, in futile longing, the gaining of our deeds.
Look back and count your strivings ; see why your cfforts'failed ;
Count how your weakness hurt you; count where your courage
See faults that were inherent ; see idleness and shame ; V
Look back acknowledge truly yours, yours alone the blame ! '
Ah, honest heart, remember, only will truth avail, -
. , . . . i e . '".!,. '!;. t -t- r:i I
Anu rising on past lamircb uercnaute yuu may nut iau ?
Resolve, to step out boldly; front the danger; never shirk;'
Resolve to glorify the Master in clean faith and honest work.
Pray for the strength to conquer; seek help from God above,;
Pray for the strength to use your strength, in charity and love.
Work for the right as you know it; not just for a paltry wage;
Work, for the best that's in you, and the dawn of a nobler age.
The Old hearts-dead and buried;
Light is the scay befort us; thcfonrsesvhcre life's race wriirt,
The burdctCof past bphfdt.ypu, manfully stride for the goal
AVo Vear, uew clidcekHcwjtrif,t'ns)rtifc:'jlfa un-.
Ulrinis a Stenographer.
Bronson had advertised for a stenog
rapher. The first applicant was a bc
fcathcred. languid -looking young thing
that had just been turned out. as a fin
ished product from a thriving stenog
plant, and tagged as capable of taking
dictation in Chinese characters and
pounding the daylights out of the alpha
bet from morning till night.
Now, there was something about this
young person, even before she had said
eight words, that made Bronson think lie
wasn't going to employ her. But Bron
son went ahead with the arrangements
just the same.
"I" sec our typewriter is different from
the one I've been using," she remarked
In an annoyed tone when she saw Bron
"Don't you care for that make?" asked
"I should say not:" sighed the appli
cant. "They had one over at the busi
ness college like that, but they never
could get inc to use it. I just hated It."
"Oh, well," assured Bronson, "I never
like the sound of that one much, any
way. I tell you what we'll do we'll just
bhlft that one over into the corner yon
der, out of the way. and then we'll get
you a new one. You can go uround to
the typewriter shop and pick out a,
brand-new one that looks good to you,
and have it sent around here."
"And. now. what about the hours?
What time would you want me to come
down in the morning?" inquired the bc
feathered manipulator of the A B C's.
"Oh," sas Bronson. "we can arrange
that, all right. What time could you
come down without inconvenience?"
"Well," she begun, "you see, I live out
some distance on tlie lnterurban car.
Now, If 1 w.ere to catch the 7 o'clock
ear, that would get me In here soon after
S o'clock: but, j ou sec. If I catch the
o clock car, it would mean getting up
soon after 6. so I suppose I'd better just
take the next car. and then I would be
I here a little after 9."
"Sure." nodded Bronson. "It's a cinch
you don't want to be piling out of bed
at any 6 a. m. These nice spring morn
ings aie just the time when a person
likes to sleep. 1 know how it fs. myself.
Oh, and by the way, now, how much time
would ou want for lunch?"
"Oh, es; about lunch. Well. I asked
mother just last evening what she
thought about that. She thought at first
it would be better for me to come home
at noon, but then, vou see, wc live so
far out. it would hardly be worth while
for me to come back again in tlie after
noon. So mother suggested that I just
go out to Aunt Alices at noon: she lives
out Just a little way. and I could go
out there and back and get my lunch all
inside of an liour and a, half, or two
hours at the outside."
"I ought to be satisfied witli that If you
are," smiled Bronson. "although I
wouldn't want you to stay here In the
city at noon and get meal that wouldn't
be up to the one you'd get at home. Of
course, you can get your dinner at 'home
In the evening. By the way. what time
would ou want to sturt home in tlie
"Yes. mother and I were discussing
that, too," she said "Now, I could leave
here as lite as the .1 o'clock car. That
would get me home at about tM.". But
then. ou see. we alvvavs have dinner at
our house promptly at C, and if I left
h-re at 5 I would get home just as the
rest wore half through dinner. .Perhaps
it would be; better If I took the 4 o'clock
car. I'm J-ure mother would rather I
started then. I could be all rested up
then and ready for dinner at 5."
"1 don't see w-hy jou should wait until
."." nut in Bronson. "Let's see. now."
went on Bronson, scratching his chin.
"I haven't arranged with sou about
what days you would want to have off.
Oh. yes; but while 1 think of it, there
is Just one thing In the way of my em
ploying you. ufter all. Funny, but it's
going to cut a good deal of a figure, too.
I'm afraid. You see. the fact is you
just won't do. That's my only objec
tion to jou. You won't do. Outside of
that, you're all right, but you can see
for yourselr how it is."
And witli a courteous smile which
meant that the Incident was closed.
Bronson turned to the tray of letters that
had been awaiting his nttcntion.
Timmlns had finished his soup, and
looked around from behind his evening
paper, that he had propped up against
the sugar bowl, to see it the good wife
had prepared anything out of the or
dinary for the next course.
Mrs. Timmlns was looking at him
After seeing that queer look of hers,
Timmlns didn't need a chart to know
that something was up. His conscience
was as clear as the atmosphere at a
the $cxrcar came unth tlie sun:
summer resort on a bright June day, and
yet he knew thut he must be about lo
"You look worried about something,"
he ventured. "What's dlddlng?"
"Nothing. Nothing at all," she de
clared In a tone that confirmed his sus
picions that there was something at all.
They ate along In silence for a few
moments, Timmlns with a conscience as
easy as the Fythagorfan theorem, and
yet knowing that something might drop
with a sharp report, like the crack of
doom, at any moment.
lie tried to throw a switch and get
the conversation going along some line
that would brighten things up.
"I started to get tickets for the theater
for next Wednesday night," ho said, by
way of trying to clear a track, "but I
thought I'd wait until I saw you."
"Do you know what day this is?" put
In Mrs. Timmlns sharply, also Irrele
vantly. SHU Timmlns wasn't on. He thought
a moment, wondering what the catcli
was. "Lefs see," he said, "it's Mon
day, of course: but then I don't s'pose
that's what you mean. Well, I'll bite.
What's the answer?"
Mrs. Timmlns shook her head deject
edly and muttered something about "and
after only four years."
But her remark was enough to bring
Timmlns in out of the fog.
"IToh:" he lauglitcd. with an attempt at
mirth. "1 guess I pretty near made you
believe I'd forgot about it, eh? I oughn't
to joke with you that way." He was
laughing little grunts of laughs as he
went on. "But just don't worry, old
girl." he said, "about little Willie for
getting. It was too big a day to be for
gotten In any hurry. Why, i" thought or
it this morning at breakfast the Tact is,
I thought of It as soon as I got my
eyes open this morning."
Timmlns kept right on going. "No
slrce," he says, "you needn't wear any
crape over my memory falling short on a
proposition like thN. Hum. it's been
mighty short four scars, though; eh.
girlie? And just to think that it was
almost ut this very hour, four years, aco,
that we were marching in through the big
double doors to that slow throbbing mu
sic. Well, 1 guess we haven't regretted
It, have we, hey?''
"I don't believe you remembered it at
all.'r came back Mrs. Tlmmins, although
her tone showed that she was loosening
up a we teentsy bit. "I'll venture to say
that you would never have mentioned it
if I hadn't brought tlie subject up."
"I wouldn't, eh? Oh. no: I suppose not:
I haven't been talking about it down ut
the office to the boys, or anything.
"I've got a little Copley print of myself
letting the day pass without saying an
thuig about it. Just because I decided to
kee quiet this evening until after dinner
was over and spc If you reniemliercd, you
take it for granted that the date didn't
mean anything to me more than Arbor
M--J. Timmlns still looked some uncon
vintd. and Timmlns added this one:
"What d'jo do with that package I sent
out this afternoon? Give it away? Hull?
Didn't pet unv package: Well, that't a
nice deal: And 1 told 'em to be prompt
Well, I'll run up to tlie drug store and
call up and sec what's caused the dela.
Oh. never mind what it Is. You'll find
He went to the door leisurely, but as
soon as he was out of the hallway up to
their flat, he bioke into a wild lope. Just
about hundred seconds later he had a
Jeweler ftieud of hi, on tlie 'phone at
the jewelers' club, because the stores
were all closed. "You'll have to rush out
a little circlet t.f pearls right away. All
in the safe' Then you'll have to open the
safe. No; I can't wait an hour? Huh?
How do you know what I want? You'll
have, to use your own judgment. You'll
send 'cm out inside of an hour, will you?
All right. Now hustle."
"They s.ent that package to the wrong
address." Timmlns told his wife. In an
annoyed tone, when h got back to the
Hat. "but it'll be out now in a little while.
No; 1 won't tell you what It Is, Huh?
Why. of course, I forgive you."
Tlie next day when he went in to pay
for the pearl pin. he found that he owed
thp man $li He would have spent about
Su, probably, if he had gone in a day or
two before and liought something. But
he didn't complain.
Then tl ose people that come to apart
ment houses with fool questions:
Take the case of Gnash, for instance
habitat, a snug little suite on th" top
lioor of an apartment house providing
all the discomforts of an ordinary house.
' The Gnashes bell rnntr iust nfterhe had
his vittles and sat down to look over the
10-cent magazine lie had brought home.
Gnash hollered down the tube, but the
man at the other end seemed to be one
of those boneheads who won't answer you
through tho tube, buf wait for you to
traipse downstairs and see what they
Gnash went down. The visitor was one
of those exasperatingly meek, polite ones,
that fill a person with a rabid desire to be
Just the opposite.
"Mr. Thompson in?" inquired the man.
"Thompson? I'm sure I liaven't the
faintest Idea how much he's in, or wheth
er he's in at all or not." responded Gnash,
"Mr. Henry Thompson, I mean," ex
plained the man,
"Uh, huh," says Gnash; 'and still I
can't tell you If he's In."
"Well, he lives here, doesn't he?"
. "Mebby he does. I don't know. There
are twelve different families here in the
building. I don't know them. None of
them are on my pay roll. I can't argue
about whether Thompson lives here or
Then the stranger has an Idea. "Why,
his card's In that place over there," says
he, with Uie confident, thcre-you-arc tone
of a man who has put forth un argument
that is unassailable.
"Sure enough," admitted Gnash. "His
card Is thjre."
"Then he must live here, all right,"
argued the man.
"I don't know whether he lives here all
right or not. But If Ids card is there he
must occupy n suite here. Looks like a
safe bet. Want to write your own
The stranger stared at Gnash the way
a man will when he's wondering what
the joke is.
"Well, Is he Is he in now?" he pur
sued, cranking up for a fresh start.
"In what?" asked Gnash blankly.
"Why, Is he In his room here? Where
''"Oh, I haven't the slightest Idea. Be
lieve me, I don't make a practice of go
ing about people's rooms and keeping tab
on their movements. Here's a tip,
though: Suppose you ring his bell. If
you're after Thompson, you'd have Juat
as good a chance of getting him by
ringing his bell as by ringing mine, don't
"But I did ring his," spoke, up the
other one, triumphantly. "And he didn't
"Then you rang; mine, .second choice,
eh? Oh.. I see! You thought, of -course.
when he didn't-answer bis awn bell that
he might answer mine. Well, I'm sorry
he disappointed you." -j T . f
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he ain't inlnow." suggested'the.Bttmnger.
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NEWS AND GOSSIP
OF OTHER LANDS
Before his accession to the throne.
King George was rigidly opposed to af
fording any facilities whatever to the
press for obtaining information concern
ing the doings or movements' of the court
beyond what appeared in the official
Court Circular. 'Special facilities were
often granted by the late King to prop
erly accredited press representatives for
gleaning some more interesting informa
tion concerning royal affairs than could
be gathered from the Court Circular, but
such favors were never granted at Marl
borough I louse.
King George, however, has in this, as
well as In some other matters, decided
to follow the policy of the late King. Not
lcng since a series of intimate and very
Interesting photographs, illustrating the
daily life of various members of the
royal family appeared in several papers
which certainly could never have been
obtained under the old regime at Marl
borough House. The fact Is that King
George, since his accession, has come to
understand and appreciate, as his father
did before him. the interest whicli his
subjects take in the personal doings and
dally life of the royal family, and that
It is a wise policy, within, of course,
proper limits, to sometimes gratify his
subjects' desire for information in this
Now. however, those vho are favored
with Invitations to become the guests of
royalty will be expected to refrain from
unduly advertising the fact In the press,
as was often done In the late reign by
certain socially ambitious persons. In
future, except at great Mate functions.
only the names of the sovereign's chief
guests will he made public, and the sov
ereign's hosts and hostesses will be ex
pected to bo equally biief In their an
nouncements to the press.
The grave attack or typhoid fever from
which the Queen of the Belgians has re
cently suffered could hardly have been
contracted in the royal palace, with its
perfect sanitation, and It Is surmised,
therefore, that she fell a victim to her
overzcalons attendance on her ailing sub
jects. Queen Kllzabeth. like her husband.
Is a fully qualified doctor of medicine,
and her labors as a sick nurse In the
Belgian capital have endeared her to
rich and poor alike. One of her many
good works before Kin-; Albert's acces
sion was the founding or' tlie Albert Eliz
abeth Dispensary for the consumptives of
Brussels. She was then often in daily at
tendance at her dispensary, giving per
sonal attention to the patients; indeed,
her goodness of heart and philanthropic
disposition have earned for her the title
of the "People's Queen."
Another characteristic of her majesty
Is her perfect taste In dress. It is said
that she is the best-gowned royalty In
Kurope. She has even established Jn
BrutJ-els a school for millinery, where
young women In impecunious circum
stances can liecome accomplished mo
distes. Here she Is a regular visitor, and
docs not hesitate to give hints and sug
gestions to the pupils herself. '
This popular Queen is not tall, but
finely proportioned and exceedingly hand
some, with vivacious features, slightly
Semitic in cast, while her head is
crowned with a profusion of dark, fluffy
hair. Her husband. King Albert, is the
tallest King in Europe a veritable son
of Anak. standing 6 feet 3 inches in his
Prince Maurice of Battenbcrg is tlie
latest scion of royalty to enter the
army, and he will join the rifle depot at
Winchester about Christmas. He Is the
youngest son of Princess Henry of Bat
tenberg. and is theonly prince ever to
bear the name of Donald.1 which name
was given to him at the request of ;he
late Queen Victoria, and serves to com
memorate the fact that he was born at
Balmoral a little over nineteen years.
Prince Maurice Is said to be one of the
best raconteurs of the royal family. One
of his best stories relates how a Scotlsh
parson met a village ooy one uay. wno
had the reputation of dearly loving a
"Jam-is," said the minister solemnly,
"did you escort a visitor to my house
the other day?"
The boy smiled, and admitted that he
"Why did you take him all' around
the village, then?" continued th Darson.
This time tho boy laughed outright -"I
remembered your sermon the other Sun
day, sir," he replied, "about when a man
asks you to walk a mile with him. to
walk two. Fronv the station to your
house is just a mile, so I had to take him
another mile to carry out what you told
us all to do."
Prince Maurice is a great favorite with
the Queen of Spain, and the two were
well-nigh Inseparable as children. He
was also a great pet with the late Queen
In view of Lord Rosebery's declara
tions of his revised political opinions, the
following story of his encounter with a
factory girl Is of interest. AVhile at the
height of his power as a Liberal leader
his lordship had occasion to visit tho
town of Paisley, and, like many another
visitor to the center of the thread trade.
was given the opportunity to Inspect the
palatial factories owned by Messrs. J. &
P. Coats, Limited.
In honor of his lordship's visit, the mill
girls decked themselves gayly with red
ribbons and rosettes, red being the local
Liberal emblem. However, one very
young girl, whose people were Conserva
tive, did not see why she should wear the
color she disliked for political reasons.
So she refused to don the Liberal red.
and on the fateful morning turned up to
her work wearing ribbons of Conservative
blue As Lord Rosebery passed through
the great thread mills his quick eye de
tected the little girl with the opposition
favors, and going up to her. he asked If
she were really a Conservative.
At first the little mill girl felt abashed.
but reassured by his lordship's kindly
smile, she replied that she was. Lord
Rosebery then smiled again, sagely, as
though to imply that ho did not expect
her to remain a Too very long; and as
he went away he asked her to write him
ten years later if she were still of the
The years passed by and found the
little mill girl now a handsome young
woman, still adhering to Conservative
views: and bearing In mind his lord
ship's command, she wrote him and told
In-reply, a letter came from Lord Rose
bery stating that he, remembered the in
cident quite wen; tnat ne congratulated
her on being faithful to her political
opinions, and that as'a memento he was
sending her a pnoto.
Little did Lord Rosebery think that. In
stead of the Conservative mill girl turn
ing a Liberal, he. the chief of the Liberal
party, should become a conservative.
(Corjjri-bt. '19U. tqr McClure Ntmpaper Hjadlcate.)
Flalafctajr Cash BaV
From the New. York Sun. '
A young matron In need of a maid was
talking to an applicant for the place.-The
girl appeared anxious to get the wcrk.
but paaCaxperience had made the house
keeper wary. , f
"Well,' you go and get your reference.
she finally concluded, "and come baclrJto-"
?,YuVwe't- hire nobody, else?" Inquired
the giri. s . ' ' j
"HwaH'eaa it be" sure.you witl'VcoBie
baeitrr kditleJiadv:;Av " "
i j ariri opiaed her,peketbok, vely.
Havre Second Port la France.
Havre maintains its position as one
of the great ports of the world, and the
second In France," said James K. Dun
ning, United States consul at Havre, at
the New AVillard last -night.
"The work of deepening the channel
of the port continues, and great progress
lias been made In completing the sheds
and other external features of the new
trans-Atlantic dock and landing pier.
These improvements, will make Havre the
best port on the northern French Chan
nel coast, and the way will then be clear
to have the American mall steamers call
to embark and disembark their passen
gers only a short three hours from Paris,
where now about seven hours Is required
over the single-track railroad line from
"Meantime, additional calls for moro
extended freight service between Havre
and "various American ports goes on.
Havre Is the great cotton market for
France, American cotton forming the
Tatt'n Xrvr Year Greeting.
Jeremiah Van Horn, of Philadelphia,
an eld sea captain, who In his time has
visited every port in the world, said last
night at the Arlington that he had been
told on "the best authority" that Pres
ident Taft, as Commander-in-chief of the
army and navy. Is going to send a New
Year's greeting to every army post,
wherever It may be located, flying itho
Stats and Stripes, and to every govern
ment vessel. Including men-of-war, rev
enue cutters, and all other craft, flying
tlie country's flag.
"This Is a decided innovation, and I
must say that it is a very considerate
one, characteristic of the thoughtfulness
of President Taft. You probably can
Imagine what It means to receive tho
President's good wishes when on a shir
In another part of the world, or out m
the wilds at an army post, cither by
wireless or any other means of commu
nication. There is no doubt that it will
add considerably to the occasion and
heighten good cheer and scnUments of
The officers stationed here In Wash
ington." continued Mr. Van Horn, "will
naturally, as has been the custom for
years, make their New Year's calls In
person at the vv hue House. The inno
vation carries the President s call to
those stationed away from the Capital of
Dutlc .ot Exacting.
United States Consul Fredrick Simpich,
stationed at Bagdad, Turkey, is In this
country on leave of absence, and, with
his wife, went to his home at New Frank
lin, Mo., where they ate their Christmas
dinner, it being the town where the consul
and his wife were born.
"Bulbul. carpets, dates, and wool aro
the chief imports from Bagdad to the
United States. The duties of the consul
are not very exacting, and I have em
ployed much of my spare time doing
special newspaper work. Then, too, we
learned polo and tennis, and got so we
could play either In a heat that sent the
thermometer up to 120 degrees. This is
the way Old Sol treats us from May to
October, and It Is some sizzling. Th"
United States feels now to my wife and
myself like the arctic circle must feel to
the north pole hunters.
"Some of the greatest scholars-of the
world have Journejed to Bagdad as tlie
Mohammedans Journey to Mecca," con
tinued Mr. Simpich. "Itawiinson, Laird,
and Gcorg-J Smith, learned men whose
labors have enlightened the human ract.
spent years there, digging for cuneiform
characters, studying Assyriology, reading
tlie hieroglyphics they found as we read
English, and making all peoples profit bv
their labors. For twenty-three years Dr.
Koldeway. representative of the German
Oriental Research Society, has been car
rying on the work Rawllnson and his
coHeSe,- 1nslut!l "
Ajomilx Criminal Code. .,
That th? crnndK-I coda. U Ua vause V
endings injsauce to pArsons on trta.1 and
an inspiration to perjury is th? eoatcn
tiorr vf 3nndlct J -Slxjrt. aartstant
State's attorney ef Illinois, who wan seen
at the Arlington
"i)ie' present ytcrs,"T said Mr BUort.
"is a huadrrd yearn bhd tnc 'times,
borrov ed from Kngland fcwttag the colon
ial psrlejd, ana Ion? Rintc ubisttoned
thcres "KlgUt V Iner(! VCB thousands
o casta on the docj:Ui all over1 the
country, there are thousands of men in
jail, m'.ny of then innocent, or an.v
cri-sc awaiting trial oecause oiaeiay
dii&ta the old-fashioned 4.oi. '
"One of the xnocC pernlclou rwsytfs of
thts celav Is the practical Impossibility
of obtaining the right cass of ury-
mcn.'The Intelligent juror, ame tfl give
a, prisoner a t'dlr trial, stirrers" a., pe
cuniary loss in giving up weeks ot,tlme
for jury service, ,ii;dCQiwrfuv4itt resorts
to any means to escape dutjw "When
one is summoned for a jury, his first
quesUon Is. "How can I get off? The
easiest and most eitcctive answer is io
claim prejudice, and the juror goes into
court and swears he has prejudices in
the case, of which he has never heard,
and in many cases he Is excused."
Walrus Hantaan- Great Sport.
William G. Dobbell, or London, is at
the Shoreham. He Is an enthusiastic
hunter, and'sald that walrus hunting is
the best sport in the shooting line.
"There Is something doing." said the
Englishman, "when you tackle a hcrd
of nfty-odd, weighing between one and
two tons each, that go for you, whether
wounded or not: that can punch (ti hole
.through eight inches of young ice; that
try to climb Into the boat to get at or
upset you, we could never make out
which, and didn't care, as the result to
us would have been the same; or they
try to ram your boat.
"Get In a mix-up with a herd, when
every man In the whaleboat is standing
by to repel boarders, hitting them over
the head with oars, boathooks, and axes,
and yelling like a cheering section at a
college football game, trying to scare
them off; with rifles going like young
Gatllng guns, and the walruses bellow
ing from pain and anger, coming to the
surface with . road - rushes, sending tho '
water up in the air till you think a flock
of geysers has turned loose In your im
mediate vicinity oh, it's great!"
H Champaa-ae la White. Haas.
Apropos of the steadfast , efforts of the
temperance forces to persuade Mrs. Taft
not to serve wine at the official dinners
at the White House, the foUowing story
concerning the late William M. Kvarts
seems titnely. It. wUl be' remembered
that Mr. Evarts -was a sort of master
of ceremonies la President Hayes ;ad- ,
mlnlatraUen. and when Mrs., Hayes
was about to give her first dinner -ta the;
'diplomatic ,. corps, Mr. Kvarts pleaded
araastiy WKB-aer w scn-Vi.wM. awn-v
Hrs Hayes was IraOYaWav ;-,,,
1 think." she said, 'tae ntJardsterswiH -.
iiavftl to -Malw? up tkelr.n.lads tw. ha-
sociable witn water. ; . H- t v"P , r "?
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