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FRIDAY, FEBBUAnr IS, 13H.
It appears that the Princeton Tiger
3ias no love for the one in Tammany.
' Melancholy college days, the saddest
of the year; football season is- over
with, and baseball is not et here.
We don't suppose the professional
evangelists are afraid of competition by
Don't get impatient The vertebrae
of winter mav have a good deal of
strength yet. '
Do brunettes talk more than blonds?
asks a correspondent. If so, it is be
cause there are more of them. ,
It may be possible to transmit
ilmuchts bv wireless, as a scientist
claims, but he will never dare do it.
The best thing about the political
"economy that' tbc young ladies learn at
the seminary is that they soon forget it
' A Pennsylvania hired man, after
voiking on one farm for nine years,
has moved over to tbc next township.
The wanderlust is a terrible thing.
There was an earthquake in New
York State the other day, but it wasn't
a circumstance to thesliaking up that
Messrs. Sulzcr and Murphy have re
ceived within the past year or so.
The most sanguine of the unemployed
are probably looking forward to getting
& job in a league to fight the league or
ganized to oppose the Federal League
organized to fight the National and
Justice is deaf as well as blind in
Philadelphia. One of the ary pastors
bad occasion to visit the city hall re
cently and while there inadvertently
expectorated, in violation of a sanita
tion ordinance. When arrested he told
the magistrate that he had no thought
of what he was doing, tliat his mind
was intent on next Sunday's sermon.
His pica was unavailing and he was
Those were terrible things which
Representative Kindc!, of Colorado,
was going to do to Postmaster General
Burleson, just because he doesn't like
Mr. Burleson's parcel post system. If
Mr. Kindel's feet are cold, it would
perhaps be wise for him to let tliffh
stay cold. The gallery is not likely to
applaud, because the parcel post has
already established itself as a national
Messing. Bcsidqs, the David and
Goliath stuntAhaSi been pulled off suc
Woman suffrage has scored another
victory. uunng mc reccni registra
tion in Chicago the requirement that
the. fair candidates for voting privileges
must give their ages caused much per
turbation. A new ruling, however, has
just been handed down, although un
official bv the attorncv for the board of
election commissioners, who said in an
address to the woman's party of Cook
County: "Your choice of age should
be like your choice of a hat People
say this or that hat is appropriate) to
you. You should choose your age like
that Remember, I'm just whispering
this to you."
Kowj the laundrymcn,' whom an im
patient public have maligned for the
tearing and wearing and shrinking and
stretching of clothes submitted to their
cleansing processes, say their say, to
the effect that poor textiles ought to
liave the onus or a big part of it-that
the laundrymcn now bear.
Says W. E. Fitch, secretary of. the
I National Laundrymen' Association:
The laundrymen throughout thecoun-
Itry are blamed for a great many things
itliat tlicy arc not responsible lor, ana
the large part of the criticism is a re-
Isult of poor textiles that arc being
6Iactd on the markcx nowadays. The
liousewife oftentimes pays for what she
jieves to be a tine linen tablecloth.
vhich. when placed in .the wash, is
I shorn of its sheen and-comes forth a
I specimen of shoddy cotton napcry.
If the laundrymen can show also that
Isome of the materials given into their
I tender care have a quality of .magical
evanescence and metamorphosis, to ex
plain away mysteries of how Gent's
I Shirts 1 suffers a mutation into Ladies'
lose 1 pr, or Pillow Cases 3 become
iothing at All, a forgiving public
Soubtess will accept the plea and excuse
he pleader. ,
- f. WMfl'M j.W,,
'Legislation, sow .engaging tieatHB-
tion, of Congress, urged,, by Trendnt
Wilson for the .purpose' of regshitiiig
and controllimr the trusts, is wmeces-
sary if-the view of the situation taken
bv Secretary of Commerce RedfitluVi
correct Theaddress ,of .'the Secretary
before the, Chamber of Commerce of
tht United. .States yesterday afternoon
rather surprised the, members. 'Admit
tiegthat he-?s unfamiliar with the de
tails of pending legislation, Mr. Red
field, who was a manufacturer before
he became a member of President Wil
son's Cabinet, asserted in substance
that by the very nature of its organiza
tion the trust is inefficient as a working
force, and hence, is unable to cope
with its .smaller competitor; that the
trusts are dwindling in numbers and
that many of those .remaining are not
The argument, that the trust cannot
successfully compete, by fair means,
with, the independent organization is
not altogether new; LA put, in .the
forcible words of a member of Presi
dent Wilson's Cabinet it becomes almost
startling. Said Mr. .Redficld:
It would be perfectly easy for me to
co over a lone list. of trusts, which
were gigantic organizations, which have
ceased to1 exist because they could not
bear the heat ,and the burden of the
day. It would be still easier to cite a
long list of nondivtdend paying conr
cerns, and I think' the fact has never
been " published, that the number of
gigantic corporations known as "trusts"
which are still doing business is con
spicuously small, perhaps but onequar
ter" in number of those that come into
I know many factory managers of
standing who will till you that the
"trust" is an outworn phase' of our in
dustrial activity. No expert production
engineer of today will tell youthnt the
way to get low cost of production is to
combine a number of factories into one.
I know of independent organizations
which liavc grown up side by side with
competing "trusts" and the smaller in
dependent companies are paying a
larger percentage of return on their
There would seem to be no possibil
ity of misinterpreting these words of
the head of the executive department
closest in touch with and more'
or less in control of the nation's in
dustries and corporations. Perhaps it
would be too much to say that there
is shown a lack of harmony in the pol
icy of the President and the views of
his Secretary of Commerce; it would
appear nevertheless that, if Mr. Red
field's observations may be relied upon
as accurate, Mr. Wilson is unduly ex
ercised concerning the urgent necessity
of anti-trust legislation. He might
safety leave them doomed to be eaten
up by their independent competitors,
none of which in any line of manufac
ture, Mr. Rcdficd said, have been elim
inated by the great combinations of
The world's greatest republic did
homage yesterday to the memory of the
greatest, most human character in its
history. As cadi year has passed since
the day close to half a century ago when
Abraham Lincoln went to the tomb, a
martyr in a great national tragedy, his
countrymen have paused in their prob
lems and pursuits to pay reverence to
the day of his birtlu As the American
people trusted Lincoln, so Lincoln trust
ed the people, and today, with his mem
ory enshrined in their hearts, a guiding
star, there need be no misgivings as to
the nation's endurance. Political par-
tic? may flourish and wane, but the
American republic ever advances.
In Washington the day was hallowed
by the beginning, with a simplicity in
keeping with the nature of Lincoln
himself, of the ork of rearing a mon
ument to his memory. With the tower
ing shaft which honors Washington it
will stand an inspiration to generations
when today's history shall have been
This week's report of the United
States Steel Company shows an in
crease in January of unfilled orders of
331,000 tons, a really remarkable show
ing, as it is indisputable proof of re
newed activity in the steel business.
The significance of these figures is bet
ter appreciated by those who are fa
miliar with the trade as they know no
one expected such an increase at this
period of the year. "With such an im
provement coming vljcn not expected
it can be taken for granted that it will
increase during the coming months. This
means employment to a large number
of idle wageworkers, and its effect will
be to increase confidence in the busi
ness word, which will be felt in other
trades, for all of which wc can be
The Vocational Bureau. "
A work which promises useful re
sults to the community at large is that
undertaken by the vocational bureau,
organized by a few earnest men and
women of Washington who have lately
been giving both of their time arid
money, without ostentation, in an effort
to accomplish something of real and
general benefit Expressed briefly and
in broad terras the object of the bu
reau is -to find the , right job for the
man, the woman, the boy, or the girL
Tliis is a field of substantial, helpful
endeavor in which Washington is far
behind other cities of less importance.
Though the work here is only in the
formative stage, enough has been done
to discover splendid possibilities of
achievement The vocational bureau, it
is planned, is to become eventually a
sreat clearing house between the work
BCftunity,;VrV.to'" ij(rought toetlwi;;
iMtfWusj&'.iSe to be.eluyinatea
as fari.ole.xpcciaScy, valuable
tk tlfe ;iKrectlan6f fiadmgf foKyouths
lcavmk-; the' public. schools occupations
fwTWhich they are. best, suited by-traia-ine
and inclination,, doing, awayeto a
large extent with haphazard adoption of
The 'progress' of the movement, will
no doubt be accelerated through a mass
meeting soon to be held, when the pub
lic will be informed as to the details
of the undertaking;
.It is. a-project well, worthy of earnest
and generous support
The CUMna't Unm Report.
There is something very nearly
shocking--in the first annual report of
Miss Julia C Lathron "as chief of. the
Children's Bureau injhc Department
of Labor. It is a thought, suggested
by Miss Lath rop in lief discussion of
the work of juvenile courts.- that some
very honest zeal has been wasted in
misdirected efforts to help young per
sons whose .delinquencies, "native, or acquired,-
have brought them under the
contemplation of the laws enacted
specifically for their benefit.
iThe inequality of operation of the
juvenile court laws in this country'
Miss Lathrop finds, has been ignored.
Y.et this inequality, her report would
indicate, has been a source of much
personal suffering and community loss.
The methods of a few juvenile courts,
well equipped to discharge their func
tion, are made the models of other
courts, with the same laws, but with
none of the machinery requisite to a
beneficent enforcement of those laws.
The results have been anomalous in
regard, to the youthful defendants and
Yet the hopelessness that such a
thought suggests is but momentary.
Miss Lathrop's report is essentially
optimistic. In this, as in any other
reformation, mistakes arc made. They
are incidental, however. This Chil
dren's Bureau in a year has done much
toward finding the right path. Per
haps it and the other agencies working
tor cnilurens wellare in another year
will have brought the tender juvenile's
governmental guardians and protectors
within sight of the true way
Cablegram says .30.000 Chinese sol
diers arc chasing one bandit. If they
don't watch out he may surround them.
Demosthenes practiced oratory with
a pebble in his teeth, and mabe this
viii the origin of verbal rock throwing.
The cause of woman suffrage has re
ceived a jolt The mayor of a Cali
fornia town, where the women arc al
lowed to vote, announce! that he does
the family washing.
In other words, we want immigrants
who will be able to write back to their
relatives and friends and tell them
what a fine country this is.
"Glmnie some candy, Tom."
"Candy! 1 ain't got no candy that's
a toothache." Exchange.
"So you don't call on- SUss- Bute any
more. Quarrelled?" "Well. I told her I
preferred to have her kiss me before and
not after she klssrd her pet dog." "And
what did she. say?" "She' said I cvl
dently forgot that tho dog might have his
preference, too. Boston Transcript
Time for Citntlon.
"Get mo a cop." panted the excited
stranger. "Somebody stole my coat1
"Shr cautioned the New Yorker, glanc
ing fearfully about "Do you want to
lose your shirt?" Cornell Widow.
The Cafeleria IVny.
"I'm puzzled about this custom of eat
ing to musla"
"I can't understand whether the food
Is Intended to keep your mind off the
music or the music Is intended to keep
your mind off the food." Musician.
Probably Has To.
"Your former husband must still love
"He tells me that he owes a great deal
"Hc'srcferrlng to the back alimony."
A Ilaslne Man.
"What does your father do for a llv
ins?" asked one little girl.
"Why" replied the other, "he takes
up the collections In churclu' Chicago
TakliiK No Risks.
"And you say you never attend wed
dings any more?" asked the sweet young
"No. I do not" replied, the bachelor.
VAnd why not pray?"
"Why, don't you see what's happening
every- day to Innocent bystanders?"
Hit It Ttlitht.
Pully (to big sisters admirer:) Guess
what f-ther said about you last night
Adolphus: Oh. I couldn't guess, weally.
Polly: I'll give you a peach If you can
Adolphus (flustered:) Oh, Polly, 1
haven't an idea -in the world. ,
Polly:' Urr-you was listening. Sydney
After he had kissed her and pressed
her rosy cheek against his and patted
her soft round chin, she drew back and
"George, do you -shaveyourself?"
"Yes." he replied. " .
"I thought so." she said. "Yoor face
Is the roughest I evei- "
Then she storied; bu it was too late,
"and he went away with a cold, heavy
lump in his breast New York World.
He had been calling for some time and
sho thought 'she would give him a gentle
hint- "It is not good for man to live
alone." she said. ."That's why we have
clubs," he responded calmly. Kai
wfl. VTX-&? r '.s''
Ml Hotel LtMMS.
. . .-
rThe",Dmocrata wltf control ;thetjv
eraaeat for the nxt twelve lyeara, aad
raajrbe-Ionxer." ald:"BenJaaiia liS Haat
laa, of Council Bluffa, law, yefterday.
-I would not ba. aurprUed to ee the
preient party, In power for the next twen
ty years. - '
"Many Bepubllcana throurhout the
west agree to thla. and -whit the Pro-
Ereulvea are stronger than the Repub
licans, uie breach between the two par
tin will not be healed for some time.
and in the meantime the Daraotrats will
bo. In power."
"One of the most complicated cam
paigns for the United Statu Senate un
der the new constitutional amendment
will be staged in California next year.",
remarked George T. Houser. of Los An
seles, at the llalclsh yesterday. "Three
parties will, be represented, and perhaps
half a dozen candidates. The light for
the scat in the Senate will be warm, and
many Interesting personal battles nro
looked for." v
"The South Is the coming country."
said .Frederick U. Marshall .of 'chatu
noosa. Tcnn- yesterday at the hateUh.
"arid In the next .few years this fact will
be made plain to alL"
"Why. at tho present time, many
Northern manufacturers .are coming
South. Land is cheaper than In tho
North, and the help Is even cheaper.
They can live cheaper In the South than
In the North, and for this reason many
of tho working1 class are coming South
"Look at Atlanta for Instance. Atlanta
is rapidly forging to the front as a center
of commerce In the South, and before
long the Georgia city will be recognized
as one of the leading cities In the United
At Washington Hotels.
l'owhatan-C. P. Hill. J. SI. Belleville.
William J. Young and wire. Jllss Young,
Ills Embrey. Carter Bay. N. Y.; Mrs. J.
C Jetrery. Seattle: S. If. Knoff. Boaton;
R. P. Phelln. Philadelphia: R. A. Hart.
Salt Lake: Joseph Phllllpson and wlts-
Balllmore; Henry McMunnz and wile,
Hartford, Conn.; Ilobcrt P. Vaughn.
Louisville; William H. Smith. U Hamil
ton. Sirs. S. ILtmlltun. A. Kossell and
wife. R. A. Hart. It It Heed. B. O. Whit
ney. Sirs. U W. Grecnslitt Sirs. George
SI. Wood. Harry Arbus and wife. Sirs. L.
F. Kane, S. B. Strong and wife, A. P.
Flaglor. Robert Phillips, and C. B.
Adams and wife. New York.
Grafton Sir. and Sirs. J. Y. Clasby, New
Jersey; Sir. and Sirs. V. W. Stemmler.New
York: SIUs Slurcvlle. New York; Sir. and
Sirs. C. T. Stoddard. Boston: Sir A.
Dale. Bayside. N. A.; Sir. and Sirs. H. C.
Sillier, Bast Orange, N. J.: Mr. and Airs.
Peter Brodervon. Glcnridge, N. J.;. Mlrs
P. J. Mill?. Philadelphia.
New York Hotel Arrivals.
Bireiil to TIm WaAhioztnn Itmld.
New York. Feb. 11 Washlngtonlans ar
rived and rt'Sisteri'd today as follows:
A. V. Candler.
K. F. Ingraham.
Sirs. A. If. Baldon.
II. W. Randall.
.Mrs. S. F. Ilowl.ind.
C. II. Vischer.
AV. T. II. King.
J SI. Starrow.
Sirs. SI. U Slosher.
G. A. Kmmons.
W. K. Harver.
Sirs. J. II. Trowr.
Arrivals from Baltimore were: A Harri
son, Grand; s. w. 11111, naiiica, u.i, "
ton. Grand Union: Sir. and Sirs. J. H. Hut-
ton. J. Keller. Sir. and sirs. A. .
Luken. Navarre; SIlss F. Sleycrberg. Sllss
K. Slyerberg. II. Siycrberg. HcraU
Square; R. P. Nalley, Earllngton: I C
Potter. Grand Union: F. S. Rutter. J. SI.
Selman. SI. Suls. Herald Square: II. J.
Wnltman. Hoffman IIoti?e; is. u. louns.
Grand: D. Bachrach. Grand Union; F. C.
Delchcr. Navarre: K. C Huber. York;
J. G. Jones. Albert: Sir. and Sirs. J. K.
Rohm. Navarrs; II. K. Schaplro, Broau
way Central: I. Bacr. Grand.
New York. Feb. 12. Among the trae:
Ing people here fnm Washington are: G.
G. Sargcant, T. K. Klbbey, Walllck; I).
Ross. J. II. Boycc. Sli Fourth Avenue;
F. K. Slack. G. a White. It I. Burdette.
J. II. Slsman. K. C GatchoM, II. li
Huntsberry, S3 Fourth Avenue
BEAT "SPIRITS" OUT OF HIM.
Illinois Man. Subject to Fl, Rndly
InJarrtI by III Fnmll.
Noah Hlckam. twenty-one years old,
may die as a result according In the
sheriff, of being beaten and kicked by his
father, mother, two sisters and others,
who were "driving evil plrits out of
him" at a religious meeting held last
Friday at the home of his father. Iolph
Hlckam. at Goat Gap. sixteen miles
southwest of Siurphysboro.
Young Hlckam Is subject to llts, and
as he would not "get religion." followers
of the sect decided he whs possessed of
evil spirits and started to leat them out
of him. It la charged. His cousin, John
Hlckam. living a short distance away,
heard his cries, and with an ax entered
the hbuse, though told to remain out be
cause he' was a sinner, and compelled the
zealots to desist
Three participants In the attack arc
in Jail nt Jonesboro. One. Walter Ellis.
of Jackson County, last August was con
verted and went home and killed his
father's hogs, saying they had evil spirits.
Dr. Hale, of Alto Pass, who Is attend
ing Noah Hlckam. said tho young man's
breast and face bear the Imprints of
shoe htels and that his Injuries may
The walls of the room In which he
was beaten arc covered with blood. A
photographer sent by the sheriff and the
State's attorney visited the house Sunday
and took pictures of the injured man.
Citizens or Union County1 declare they
will not permit further meetings of the
sect the members of which roll about
on the floor and often continue the meet
ings all night Murphysboro, 111., Dis
patch. WHAT A HUBRY HE WAS IN.
He jumped Into hi motor car
And opened up tho smu.
He hadn't juurniTtd very far
Before he tried to pa
Some tne bo drore m tuzzlns six.
And though at hut ho tiki.
He barely mtued a pile of bricks
When he besn to rtU.
He attnest ran a woman down.
Hot faafrr still he Ccw:
He strode the center of the town
While deiic "thirtj-twn."
A hone took fricht and ran away
When be whizzed by bin no.
And errrjbody stopped to saj;
"Sea how that fellow p.
"It must be life and death with him.
The way be team along.
Suppose a tire sbooiJ jump the rim
Or somethi&jc rtioald fio wrc-ng?"
Dot Innd ont he wralrmed and tinned,
Htill puttlsc on the' power.
And down the crowded treet ho churned
At forty miles an hour..
At forty miles an Lonr he ared.
He reatd in dreadful baste,
A one. alon? the road he fed, f
TWbo had no time to waste, .
But with a final ahixx and whirl
He stopped before a Cat,
And went to call urea his sirl.
And there be -tat and ml.
f WUTICAL SHUATTOW.
T$i-,U-U E.,HVto Cehr.
New Yerk ()
Br V. .
Gov. 'Tener. of Pennsylvania; has been
working twenty-six hours a- day in New
York this week with" the basebalj organl;
satlon. and has been up against "more
perplexing problems .than have, troubled
htm tinea ha' took hold 'at Harrtsburg.-'
lis is coming to Washington for the
unairon dinner primarily, butlceeplng in
mind a number of conference's with Key
stone' Republicans,, who, like Tener, con
tinue nrm in the faith.
There is something: attractive about the
Tener courage in 'politics, and he remains
a Republican without apologies or fear
of the future.
Bom in Ireland, ho Is not bothered with
Presidential aspirations, and can swing
the political battle ax with more couroxo
than is usual-with Republican governors
who can hardly overlook tho. possible
chanco of uguring In a national conven
tion. Tener will find bis' distinguished
friend. Senator Penrose, waiting to see
blm at the Wlllard. and the loyarTte.
publican House members will take pains
to call early. There 'will be an unusual
going over of pending Republican situa
tions in every section or Pennsylvania
during this Tener visit, and In. fact the
conferences wilL have more future effect
on Keystone Politics than any that nave
been held in Washington since the days
when Quay and Penrose were working
together Quay coming from the western
half of the State and Penrose upholding
the organization along the Delaware, not
overlooking the Interior. Tener comes
from Charlerot. near Pittsburgh, and con
tinues a. close grip on the Allegheny area.
Also hO'Contlnues without apology or ex
planation an old-fastlloned Republican,
and feels confident of a general getting
back to old ccnditlon.1 with new spirit
The "uplift" proposition for the Demo
cratic party of New York, so much dls
cusred since Gov. Glynn talked things
over with President Wilson. Is giving the
Manhattan delegation In Congress more
concern than any happening at the
Washington end since the days of Grover
Cleveland. Beginning at the eastern end
of Iong Island and reaching to tit;
Bronx northward, the- territory Includes
twenty-three Congressional districts, with
only on Republican member. The ma
jority of the Manhattan members think
very well of the Glynn "uplift" sugges
tion as a' moral proposition, but they
are not sure of its value in securing
rinomlnation In districts downtown, where
Siurphy und Tammany will dominate for
years to come. In spite of a thousand
"uplift" bulletins from cither Washington
or Albany. r.MI Siurphy. with his
famous blinking of eyes, makes haste
to announce that he Is really eager to
aid in the uplift movement, he admits
that he hardly understands what Is de
manded or how It can be brought about
without his consent only he falls to
utter the last three words. The faithful
adherents of Siurphy do not need much
Instruction and while the great work of
reorganization may go on at Washing
ton und Albany, the House members de-rx-iident
on Tammany for nomination and
election will continue doing busless at
Murphy's headquarters. The splendid
silence of the few New York City Con
gressmen who give attention to Congres
sional duties Indicatts tluir fear of pro
voking the Siurphy resentment and of
hiarlng the edict lhat their careers In
Congress will close with the end of the
present term. There was a quick hiking
tn New York by several city members
following the Glynn conference nt the
White I louse and a hastening to the
Siurphy headquarters when he came in
from his country manor on Ing Island.
There was r.lmost the suggestion that
thojc who desire renominatlon were
anxious for Slurphy's permission and
euuallv eager to promise loyal adher
ence to the Tammany good behavior
code. It Is an old story In New York
lolltlrs. but with a new setting this tlm?.
thanks to a combination between Wash
ington and Albany against a compact
metropolitan area on Manhattan Island.
Sleantime. New York Republicans up
State are enjoying It alt even If
bothered some about a concentration of
effort on Senatorial and governorship
The Hon. Augustus Stanley has re
turned from a strenuous campaign tour
through many Kentucky counties, look
ing very browned and even tanned as If
ho had been binding wheat in a harvest
l.eld. instead of getting a grip on the
old-fashioned Democratic sentiment in
townships remote from railroads. The
cheerfulness of Stanley since his return
to Congressional duties lias been re
marked by watchful statesmen from
other sections who can hardly think Stan
ley fooled or deceived by what he ol
kcrved while on tho war path. Besides,
Stanley's remarks are no les conlldent
than his men. and he supports his claims
of eventual election by estimates In cold
fisnres tliat make the average Kentucky
politician fonder of cloquem-e and de
clarations from tho stump than of a
getting down to tacks, somewhat more
thoughtful than lx-fnre Stanley went out
arjiong the dear ptoplc. The result, of
course, will be a little more attention
to county committees by the other Blue
Grass members who have other Ideas on
the Senatorial succession, but Stanley s
serenity continues, not to mention his
satisfaction In seeing the others some
First Lieut. John K. Hereford. Medical Kesrrfe
Cti. upoti arriral in the Cnited Slates will jew
cted to Fort Bake.'. CaL, and report to the com
manding officer of that t for dutr and by letter
to the eommandtnx crnrraL Western Department.
Firt Uent, Ktrcer 8. Tenner. Medfral . Itrwrrf
Con, upon arriral in the United States will proceed
to Fort Dade, Fl.. and report to the eommandinz
ofdrer of that post for duty and by letter to the
eommanduu ccneraL Eastern Derattmect,
rirst Lieut, Kobrt F. Patterson, dental snrcron.
upon arritsl In the United State will proceed to
Fen l. A. IiuJselL wm. and report to the com
mandinf officer of that irt for duty and by Utter
to the' commandioc general. Central Drpartnirnt.
Lieut. CoL Jchn Jnjet. Ordnance Department
or ono of his cotemiwionei! auUtant. -will male
net lo exceed three tirfU to Fort Wlnflcld Scott,
Coast Defence of Sen Francisco, prior to June S3,
1911, rn official business prrUininc to th Inprrtion
of ordnance material and the work of mechanics
The promotion cf Second Lieut, Richard S. Pd
son. Coast Artillery Conn, to the srade of fit
lieutenant, with rank from December 30, l?ir is
announced. He will remain 4t his present duties
at nu present station.
The foUowtnz-namcd officers will proceed t Fort
Leavenworth. Kans., and report to the command
ant. United States Military Fiuon. for animment
to duty with, tho Disciplinary Battalion at that
Cant. Dwlsht W. Rrther. SUth Infaotry.
First Lieut. John J. Fulmer. Seventh Infantry.
Flnt Lieut. Merrill 1 SmWJdc SetentecnUi In
fantry. will proceed on February 3, H, to Fort
Learenwortn. Kan., and report to the command-
tnt. United States Military Frison. for aaisnment
to duty with tho Disciplinary Battalion at tbat
r.y direction U the Frrsidcnt. Mat WiUanl F.
Trnbr, Medical Corps, is detailed at a member ef
the army retlrinxboard amdnted to meet at San
Francisco. Cat, In paracrsi4i 20, Special Order, tio.
1. Jsnnary 3, 1911. War Department. Tiee LkiL
CoL Enclid B. Flick, hereby rtllettd.
Lieut. CbtnmsiHJer J. V. Kknunn. tleUcticd Korth
DiioU. Hirch S. lilt: to cinunand OlUc.
Lieut. Onnsuwfc. L. X. Orrrstreft. detached
Bureau of Ordnance, liana It. 19.1; to reor-eilon
fittinc cut New York and on board aa lint lieuten
ant when commuaHcd.
Lieut. Commander V. T. Clnroins, detached Narr
Tart, Xew York. X. J March 5. 1J1I; to North
Dakota a fint lieutenant.
Lient. Commander . K. Ketm. iletaehed com
mini Celtic. March . mi: to beard of Imrertlun
anil Hurcr for thii Naty Impertinent.
Unit. F. C Martin, detached Hirhizan; to
Bnreaa of Ordnance.
Uent. W. T. LlOitlr. to rinrtau cf .Ordnance.-Nar
Department. WaiMnstoa. I). C. March 12. niL
MaRIXR COrtIS (IUDERS.
Capt. It It. Wallace, jr, detached Marine Bar-
raeka; Mare Island; to PhQirplno lalanda.
Cart. K. II. Bin. detacued ncadouartera Marine
Coh; te Guam.
V ' , " fee5! tZ' I-!',"
Senator Atlee W. Pomerene, of " Ohio,
bsa. an unwitting faculty of 'lending a
certalnatmdsphere bf'jnystety to nearly
everything' that he does or-says. -z'
'If the Senator were,.' to: 'walk up 'to
man' and ask for a match.'- he would do
It wlthuch unlmnassloned gravity that
the man would wonderr, "YlThat IS bls
'A- few mornings ago .Pomerene' appeared
at the wnlte House to keep an appoint
ment, with the President. He was accoro
panled by one or two' men from' out of
the city and all looked, rathets. serious,
though none so much so as the Senator.
One cot the Impression from a glance at
Atlee that' the President was about to
be apprised of something' extremely sad
Two or three newspaper represent'
tlves 'rushed up to Pomerene to learn
what manner of rueful rumors he bore,
and braced themselves to hear the worst.
But Pomerene merely shook his head
sadly and declared:
'I cn tell voti nothing"
A moment later tie led his companions
Into the President's office, with every
outward appearance of ono carrying
words of wocrul wisdom.
By that time the newspaper tollers who
had seen Pomerene were lccoining
alarmed. They waited for another look at
the Senator when ! came out of the
executive' chamber and his face confirmed
their suspilcons. Jt was amply evident
that the brief conference had been one
of much moment one effecting not
merely this nation alone, but affairs of
International significance and of the ut
most consequence to many generations
'.Do tell us what It was all about?"
they asked Pomerene In hushed whispers.
"There really Is nothing of Interest that
I can tell you." replied Atlee.
"Nothing at all?"
By great diligence, however, the object
or tne conference was Iearnd.
And what was It that had brought
l'omerene to the white House?
He was there to introduce a man who
denred to Invite the President to a col
One of the pleasant features of being
President of the United States Is the fact
that one does not have to do much talk
ing over tho telephone. Owing to that
happy circumstance a Preside nt can save
a great deal of wear and tear on his tem
per In the course of a day.
Kvery effort Is made to shield the Pres
ident from the deadly telephone. He talks
over the phone to Cabinet officers nearly
every day. nut that about lets him out.
The average Senator doubtless feels
that he Is a fairly important Iraiure of
the cosmos, and yet he is likejy to find
some difficulty In placing himself Into
telephonic communication with the Pres
ident. If the matter Is of the utmost im
portance that Is considered all the more
reason why the President should not talk
about it over the phone, and if It Is not
Important, that. too. ts a perfectly valid
reason why ho should shun the phnne.
Occasionally a Senator will grasp a
phone and ask for the President In an
urgent tone. Intended to convey the Im
pression that tho national honor de
lnds on the two holding an Immediate
conversation. But even then the Presi
dent's buffers make a concerted effort to
persuade the Senator to send his message
through one of the White House secre
taries, or else write a note, or drop In
anil see the I'rcsldtnt face to face.
Ordinarily the President will talk by
phone less than half a dozen times a da),
and perhaps more than half of those calls
will be initiated by himself.
Senator Miles Poindexter. who is al
ways being mistaken for Iteproentative
llubson. and who has a sense of humor,
was riding along 'peaceably the other
night on a street car. A middle-aged
man who had been reading one of Hob
son's temperance speeches, sat down be
side him aad Inquired:
"Captain. didn"t you KVKR drlnkr
"Just once." replied rolndexter. "It was
a great many years ago. but I shall never
forget It. I had fallen In with evil com
panions one night tnd they tried to per
suade mo to drink with them. For a Ions
time I withstood their gibes and Jeers,
but linally I yielded, feeling that ier
haps after all It was manly t do as they
did. I.-iughing gayly. we made our way
to a place where all was spick and vpan
and white and alluring. It was a dairy
lunch room. I went In with the others
and drank two large cups of buttermilk
before I realized what I had done."
Senator I.awrcnce Y. Sherman, of Illi
nois, may often be seen browsing about
second-hand 1-ook stores looking over sallow-leaved
tomes and making an occa
sional purchase. I-Ike as not the books
ho takes away arc works that not one
man in thirty e'er heard of. If the
Senator were placed on the witness stum!,
cross-examined and pinned right down to
It, he might be forced to admit that he
loves to dig up an obscure piece of lit
erature and I lift an apt quotation from
It to use in a Senate speech. He thinks
it Is great sport to quote something that
will make all tho other Senators wonder
how he happened to know such stuff.
ICcurijht, n)l. br rl C. Kelly. All rtehli ro-
A Line o Cheer Each Day o'
(Written expressly for The Herak.)
By JOHN" KESDR1CK BANCS.
Oather cheer the while ye may.
Store It carefully away;
Then when clouds above you loom
On some morrow full of gloom.
You can make your skies all clear
With your hoarded stock of cheer.
Here's a Tip for You
We've grouped into one big lot all the broken
sizes of Suits and Overcoats, selling up to $35 with
Choice for $13.75
The Suits are in. English, Conservative, and Nor
folk Models. The Overcoats, both Single and Double
breasted, with a few Ulsters, also.
SOME choice, gentlemen, for $13.75.
. ALTERATIONS AT COST.
rWrutn Eipmair fcr lit' WMhintoB,HMttI
I.- , Br a. J. .EDWARDS.
nrIIE lata Judge Noah Davis, who pr
siaca at the trial ,ot William
Tweed, and wh after the hitter's o
vtetlon 'sentenced Mm to Imprisonment
told me a story which, came to blm, h
said, shortly after the trial from one ol
Tweed's friends: Jt related to the man.
ner In which Tweed was finally capture
after he escaped by the commandant ol
the Port of Vigo, Spain.
There were' many very' dramatie epfc
sodea associated with Tweed's career,"
said Judgo Davis, "but I think, tho storj
as It was told me and which I am now
going to tell you was tho strangest ol
all. You know, of course, that Tweed
escaped In a sailing vessel and after
ward, landing at Florida, was taken ol
board another vessel ami landed some
where on the northern coat of Cuba. Ai
soon as posslblo after he landed he en
gaged passage from a vessel which wal
to go to Spain, stopping lirst of all al
tho Port of Vigo.
"Tweed did not know that thri Secre
tary of State at Washington had been In
formed by the New York authorities thai
a Spanish vessel had taken him on board
at a Cuban port. Probably If Tweed had
learned that the Secretary of State knew
where he was and Intended to ask Spain
to deliver him over to the United Statri
authorities, he would have attempted ta
enter some one of the Central Ameri
can or South American countries, when
he would have been able to bribe th
officials to protect him.
"He chose Spain, however, because ht
knew there was no extradition treaty be
tween tne United States and Spain.
"Tweed's friends told me that he was
lucky to have escaped with his life when '
the vessel- arrived at the Port of Vigo,
ror tne people of that town were very
much Incensed on account of the erlm
of which the fugitive had been guilty In
the fnited States.
"Secretary Fish received word from
Spain by cable that the commandant at
Vigo would 1 Instructed to arrest and
Imprison Tweed until an American vessel
arrived there to take hira bark to the
"The Spanish commandant at Vico.
however, was very much disturbed by hl
orders. He did not know how he was
going to recognize Tweed, provided thi
latter was In disguise. He was told that
If he sent to I.ondon he could get a pic
ture of Tweed which had been printed hi
an illustrated periodical. He did send to
London and got the picture by return
mall. What do you suppose that picture
was? It was Nast's cartoon of Tweed.
which represented him as punishing a
child, the child being symbolic of Amer
"The picture was shown to the peoplo
of Vigo and they were told that the com
mandant was to arret a man who would
arrive on a vessel because he had kid
napped an American child.
"This report Inflamed the population
and they made up their minds to deal
summary vengeance u;on this kidnapper.
It was an angry mob tliat awaited the
arrival of the vessel at Vigo. The com
mandant was compelled to plan some
strategy by which he eould protect
Tweed. He recognized Tweed, although
Tweed was disguised as a .sailor and was
actually encaged at some menial duty
as a sailor when the commandant went
aboard. That was fortunate for Twe-'d.
The mob exieetel to see a man In the
garb of a gentleman marching with the
commandant. Tweed was told tiat his
only safety was In preserving Ins dls
guise, so he sauntered ashore as any
sailor would do and passed safely
through the mob until he was beyond Its
reach, when he was locked up In prison.
"When Tweed knew what the temper
of the people of Vigo was he was only
too glad to go from the prison to the
American ship, surrounded by a guard
which protected him."
DEFENDS THE APPENDIX.
French Doctor n Orcnn I Help
ful ! DliieMlon.
Fran the New Y'tk Time.
That the appendix vermiformis Is what
biologists call a vestigial organ, and use
less or worse. h.is long been the general
opinion nmong medical men. but that
opinion has never Iteen unanimous. Ever
since this troublesome extension of the
alimentary canal began to re eit atten
tion which is ever since amis isis and
asepsis made abdominal op--ratio s fair!
safe there have been t lne v h. id
that the appendix presumaM served
a purpose, and that its rcuiowil was not
an unmixed blessing.
What the purpose a has lecn t
subject of many guess- s amoits; ths f.
tion, hut none of those luttuito presorted
has been very satisf.c tor. .i'.-i of t
innumerable ieopIe who h.t le, ti d
prived of this mysterious ' ati few
havo suffered from subsovci. t ini-onvi-n-ienccs
that could with .i'" rtainty b
ascribed to its absence.
Xow a French doctor h.is rrpoited to
the Paris Acadimy of . iriwe t at se
rums extracted from fn .-hly removed
appendixes, when lnj-cted into animals.
havo a measurably stimulating effect on
the contractile, or peristaltic, movemett
of the Intestinal w.ilN. and that in n
probability along tins luw is to be sough'
and found the use of that which has been
declared us- less. Tins rs in effect the
assertion that the appendix, instead of
being the degenerate and there ore dan
gerous vestlS' of a on'-e a tiv viscus.
Is still a secreting gland and an efficient
aid in the complicated process of digestion.
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