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"tti get" up and ring It," thought
So at 3 a. m., when the whole
house was sleeping, he climbed care
fully out of his bed in his little na?
jamas, crept past nurse and clanged'
Oh, such a commotion as it caused.
Of course, they finally discovered
that Prince John was missing. He
had hidden to watch the fun, un
molested. And when they saw that he was
gone they guessed the offender.
Recently the Princes Henry,
George and John were spending a va
cation at one of the royal farms.
When their tutor was not looking
they invaded the paddock where a
great Jersey bull was grazing.
'The sight of the boys disturbed
the animal, which made a bee line for,
Fortunately there was a hayloft;
witn a laaaer-leaaing to it nearoy.
The three princes scrambled up this,
Prince John hi, the lead.
Later farnf hands rescued them.
And that's the way it goes with the
royal little cut-Up.
HERE'S HOW WE GET "STUNG IN
THE TELEGRAPH WORLD
Washington, Nov. 3. The average
telegram sent in England costs the
sender between 15 and 16 cents. The
American minimum rate is 25 cents
for 10 words. The British minimum
is 12 cents for 12 words. The British
rates are regardless of distance.
In Belgium the people sent in 1900
the latest statistics one telegram
to every 23 letters by mail; in
Switzerland, 1 to 30; and in England
the same, 1 to 30. In the United
States the proportion was 1 to 42.
Moreover in Switzerland, Belgium
and England more than half the mes
sages sent are social messages tele
graph letters. Telegrams are sent
the length of England within 30 min
utes between sender and receiver.
The British telegraphs have adopted
aD the latest inventions to increase
the efficiency of the telegraph. The
American companies have stifled in
ventions, refused to install automatic
sending machines, and so on, because
they would have to discard the pres
As a result of the low rate given
to newspaper dispatches in England,
the smallest country weeklies re
ceive regular telegraphic news ser
vice. The English newspapers pay 9
cents a hundred words for press dis
patches. This is the lowest press rate
in the world.
It will not do for the telegraph
companies in the United States to
inspire news items to the effect that
the British system is a failure because
of the deficit in revenues produced.
It is a fact that British telegraph
operators are better paid than those
in this country, while the rates to
users are lower, in spite of the fact
that the British government in 1870
paid $40,000,000 for telegraph lines
.worth $8,000,000. The necessity of
paying Interest on this over-capitalization
is what produces a deficit. It
Is more than likely that this kind of
a mistake will not be repeated when
the American people decide to take
over the telegraph service. The bill
or hills which will go in this winter
to take over the wire services will
probably contain a provision for
squeezing out the water before the
companies are purchased by the gov
ernment. GOMPERSCALLS IT STRONG-ARM
President Samuel Gompers of the
American federation of Labor ex
pressed indignation today when he
learned that strikebreakers are being
recruited in Chicago and shipped to
Indianapolis for Use in the street car
"That is another glaring instance
of the strong-arm thuggery tactics
of corporations to which union labor
must take exception in order to ob
tain justice," he said.