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on the road with the circus he be
gan to attend church whenever he
could, and finally he became con
vinced that he had been called to
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SMELTER TRUST TO GET
U. S. MINT BUSINESS
San Francisco, Feb. 2. Under
the heading "Smelter Trust Now
Ready to Grab Business of U. S.
Mints," the San Francisco Bulle
tin yesterday prints a special ar
ticle by Harold French, until yes
terday chemist of the San Fran
cisco mint, charging President
Taft's administration with "pre
paring to turn over the govern
ment's bullion refining business
to the Guggenheim smelter trust
under the pretense of economy,
just as Franklin MacVeagh has
already discontinued the coinage
of gold at the behest of the Mor-gan-Aldrich
French charges that the San
Francisco mint is to be "closed,
and the Philadelphia and Denver
mints have already been practic
ally closed in order that the smel
ter trust may get the refining of
$175,000,000 annually that is now
done by the government.
THEIR DAILY LAUGH
Washington, Feb. 2. Rep.
Berger of Wisconsin, the social
ist congressman, unintentionally
jjave the house its daily laugh to
day. The house has to laugh at
least once a day, fhough it often
laughs oftener at the antics and
remarks of some of its members. .
Berger protested against a re
cess for the purpose of hearing
Count Von Leutzow of Austria,
who is traveling in 'the interest of
world peace. N
"The count's only claim to
fame," asserted the socialist, "is'
that twenty years ago he fought
a duel in which nobody was hurt.
He never was a member of a par
liamentary body. If he were I
It was pointed out to Berger
that the fact that no one was hurt
in the duel was another boost for
t ehcount as a peace advocate.
He couldn't bear to shed blood.
Berger said that a couple of
months ago there was a famous
socialist, a great parliamentarian,
in Washington, who wasn't invit
ed. to address the house.
The recess was taken.
A Temporary Member Only.
Lincoln Steffens, the well
known writer, believes in free
speech the right to say any
thing, any time, and any where.
And he has organized a club to
A short time ago Mr. Steffens
made a speech advocating Jais
theories. At the end he invited
those who would to join his "Free
Speech Club." Only one man ac
cepted the" invitation.
He said : "I'd like to join your
club long enough to tell you what
I think about it." Everybody's
Some women are so slow it
takes them 40 years to reach the
age of 28.