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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1913.
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vA. D. 1913.
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VALE,M'CABE!
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The Honorable George P. McCabe, too long -altogether
too long solicitor of the Department of
.Agriculture, has resigned to take effect March 4.
In view of very exxellent reasons for belief that the
copper toe on the Vifilson right boot was placed there
with special reference to detailed plans for sepa
rating the Honorable McCabe from his solicitorsaip,
we can but regard his resignation as a formality.
It is good to know that Mr. McCabe is going. It
rtwill be the most notable act of public service he has
rendered since he became an ornament to the salary
Ifst and an obstacle to enforcement of the pure food
tews.
fo Further, it is pleasing to know that he will live
hereafter in Portland, Ore. That is about as far. away
from Washington as he could get.
,. With CaKinger in Seattle and McCabe in Port
land, the division of honors between the two great
'rival cities of the Pacific northwest will continue bal
anced to a nicety.
- CORPORATION COUNSEL THOMAS.
just been saying that we need an aristocracy. No-'
body who knows Dr. Gunsaulus imagines' for a mo-,
fnent that he wants an aristocracy of privilege. But'
he sees, as all true Democrats do, that democracy i
that "is to endure does not mean incompetence and,
the rule thereof, mere proper distribution of the!
oaves and the fishes of industry or mere freedom -Plots of the Motion Pictures.
THIS & THAT
With Sometimes a Little of the Other
to share in the indulgences of the moment. A
democracy without a superior class, fostering culture
and knowledge? seeing the value of birth and breed
ing when these are associated with serviceable and
helpful living, conserving great traditions and not
only proving all things, but also holding -fast what is
good, is a worthless procession of temporalities and
fads.
There will be an aristocracy in the newest de
mocracy. But it will be one of character, culture,
and service. Nor can we get it too soon.
AGAIN, THE GREAT FALLS POWER.
, Chairman Johnson, of the House District Com
mittee, as an incident to running amuck with the
5istrict appropriation bill, delivered himself of a
jbitter attack on E. H. Thomas, Corporation Counsel
;pr 'many years. Mr. Johnson found excuse for his
speech in the provision for raising Mr. Thomas' sal
ary i rum 3t,ouu iu a,wu u year, wnn.n uc iuilcu
put on a point 01 oraer.
In Mr. Thomas' behalf, though he needs no de
fense against Johnsonian assaults, it may be said
that he is easily the poorest paid general counsel of
any large interest in Washington. No other business
Enterprise gets as good law service for as low a
price as the District pays Mr. Thomas.
'' We do not know the reason for the Johnson grouch
against Mr. Thomas, unless it be that Mr. -Thomas
is particularly capable, honest, and devoted to the
.public interest.
ij We do know, however, that from the day when
Mr. Thomas filed a bill in equity to restrain the mer
Iger and inflation of the franchised corporations of this
'town we have anticipated attacks on him and vicious
efforts to break down his hold on the public confidence.
PRUNING THE DISTRICT APPROPRIATIONS.
,1 Thoroughly to understand the legislative situa
tion of the District appropriation bill in the House,
lit is necessary to bear in mind that while the com
tmittee on District of Columbia handles general leg
islation for the District, the Appropriations Committee
makes up the District budget of appropriations.
The District Committee having been practically
on a strike for a long time past, abdicating its. powers
and neglecting its duties, the Appropriations Commit
tee attempted to do for the District a few of the
things, through the mediumship of the supply bill,
which the District Committee has neglected. Techni
ically, the appropriation bill may under the rules orly
fprovide money to run the District administration; it
, cannot, if a single member makes a point of orJe:.
write new legislation into the statutes for the Dis
'trict. Chairman Johnson, being determined that just
;as little as possible of worth-while legislation for t'ne
District shall get past his committee, has made it a
part of his policy to stand, knife in hand, over the
-appropriation measure, and stab every effort, through
.that bill, to accomplish things that the orrvpunity
'needs done, but that his own committee has failed
to do. He will neither do these things himself, nor
.allow the Appropriations Committee to do them. Yes
.terday he was rather more savage than usual as he
"barked and bit at one provision after anothei from
the security of his point-of-order manger.
Such a spectacle as has been .afforded by the ap
propriation bill's efforts to run this gantlet, ought to
be watched and understood thoroughly by the people
Sof Washington, and by every friend the Capital hs
'in Congress. Without reference to their sner4l
"views about the present form of government foe ihe
District, surely intelligent, serious-minded public men
Jmust recognize that it is a travesty on legislation mid
.an outrage against a community, to permit such con
ditions as these to dominate the great business of
legislating for the National Capital.
It is true that the Senate very commonly comes
'to the rescue, with its sane recognition of the fact
that Washington has some rights; but the House sit
uation is fast becoming unendurable. It is impos
sible for the Senate alone to undo all the wrongs
Jwhich are imposed by reason of this hostile attitude
of Chairman Johnson.
THE NEWEST DEMOCRACY.
Somebody had to say it finally, and it was merely
a question as to who would do it. Dr. F. W. Gun
saulus, .bead of the Armour Institute in Chicago, has
Two years ago publicity was given to a plan
worked out by the. hydrographic. division of the Geo
logical Survey, for developing the water power at
Great Falls and using it to light Washington. That
project served the agreeable purpose of prying the
top layers off the excessive price the town was pay
ing to private monopoly for electric light. Appar
ently, it served no other immediate purpose.
But now comes an" interesting development that
has not, heretofore, been confided to the public, it
appears that the project then outlined convinced the
Engineer Commissioner and other authorities so
much that they decided on further investigation of
the operation. Accordingly an appropriation of
$20,000 was secured for further investigation of the
whole subject of utilizing the falls. The army engi
neering corps was put at work, and is about ready
to present a report.
Of this communication nothing is yet known of
ficially, but it is understood that a much more am
bitious project is contemplated than the one first
proposed. This latter scheme looks to an expendi
ture of possibly $10,000,000, and' to production of a
horsepower that at maximum, under high-water con
ditions, would reach perhaps 30,000-horsepower.
Right at the door, of Washington lies this magnifi
cent opportunity. There is practically no difference
of opinion as to its availability for economic develop
ment. It could light Washington and run its street
cars most of the time, though an auxiliary steam
plant would have to be maintained for seasons of
lowest water flow. In any case, there is little engi
neering .uncertainty as to the economic value of the
plan. It would;save a vast amount of money, and
free this town from the monopolistic grip that now
controls its electric business.
Why not? Congress finds time to converse vast
volumes about caring for water powers in remote na
tional forests, where there isn't a chance of practi
cal utilization for many years. It dilates with oro
tund profundity about safeguarding the public inter
est in grants of water powers to private corporations.
The -War Department and the Interior Department
are constantly negotiating with reference to conserv
1 ing these public rights in things that for the most
part are of no particular present value.
f Bur look at Great Falls, that is wasting every
day power enough to illuminate Washington, at the
very 'lowest! Nobody moves toward harnessing it,
setting' it at work, and saving some money. Our
"conservation" views seem to be reserved for con
versational uses alone. Why not give a demonstra
tion of what the thing is all about?
There" is not a power in America, aside from
Niagara, that offers more assuring opportunity for
development. The power is there, the right condi
tions are there, the market is right here in the Capi
ta! City. It would be a splendid object lesson to the
whole nation. It would teach to other cities, and
to the States, the lesson of their potential wealth in
water resources.
Is it possible that we can't have Great Falls
harnessed in this fashion, because the private inter
ests that would thereby lose their toll-gathering
privilege are too powerful with Congress? Is it to
be assumed that Great Falls flows on to waste and
worthlessness, day by day, year by year, for the
very same reasons that a public utilities bill lies
cobweb-grown in a committee's pigeonhole at the
Capitol ?
That is precisely the way it looks to the lay mind;
and the appearance is far from creditable to Con
gress. A little less complaint about the expense of run
ning Washington, and a trifle more attention to the
problem of giving Washington a practical, workable,
modern, efficient, economical government, would be
come our Congressional overlords exceeding well,
THE MOONSHINER'S DAUGHTER..
You take a sturdy mountaineer; v
A daughter, brave and plucky;
A secret service volunteer
And put 'em in Kentucky.
The girl prefers the honest way;
She knows the thing is risky
(Referring, we forgot to say,
To fabricating whisky).
The governmenter, evry inch,
Is some intrepid fella;
He 'volunteers to make the pinclh
And runs across Luella.
"They'll murder you!" she cries. "Turn
back!"
He answers, It should fret him. '
He pushes onward, toward the shack,
And dad and comp'ny get him.
They drag him to the cave at nighj,
Amid the gin and brandy,
And tie him to some dynamite
That happens to be handy.
They cuff and otherwise abuse
The poor defenseless hero;
But after they have lit the fuse,
Their bus'ness there is zero.
But who's the fearless little maid
Who lamped the whole proceeding?
And who will come to Harold's aid?
Give up? Then keep on reading.
Luella is the fair-queen
We knew you couldn't guess her
And now, the thrilling rescue scene
(Some shaky stuff, professor).
Distress, emotion, agony,
Excitement, agitation!
But finally she gets him free;
And then the detonation!
But what is that? Aha! Some one
Is on the ledge, above 'em.
The girl, good luck, has brought a gun;
They kill a couple of 'em.
A fight; he slays the final knave.
And just the" father's living.
Sometimes he says that hell behave;
Sometimes he dies, forgiving.
And now there's nothing in their way;
-Their happiness is certain.
So, too, there's nothing more to say:
He kisses her, and
(Curtain).
O .A. 3ST 2TOTJ- BBT XT? By; Itife (ITTlN
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Singular. Here It's less than a month
!.. TTTI1 t ..
iu jui. iiiiBuno inauguration and no
ono has raised the question of what to
do with him as an ex-President.
RE-ENTER THE LAUNDRIES.
G. S. K.: If you're not too busy run
ning the Inaugural proceedings, would
you mind getting after the laundry that
starches the collar-button-hole ' at the
back of my shirts to such good effect
that I can never find It? I always for
get and put on Jhe shirt before piercing
the hole, and then waste fifteen min
utes feeling for the darned thing before
deciding to take off the shirt and get at
It In earnest. rj, j. rj.
Another thing about the laundries:
We're only too glad to have them sew
buttons on our smrts, whn ncccssary
but we'd appreciate it more If they'd
put the new buttons within, say, half
en Inch of the plaes where the old ones
were. Our laundry has a neat little
habit of sowing a button on tlio liiM
place that comes handy, the resultant
unauiaung eneci, wn.jn the shirt Is
donned, being, as In tho advice to Lar-
tpH, "-'neat, but in;ciliy.
IIHANOLP WITH CARE) li 1 " VPPY A ' ' I lKtuxr'kXu "-
iTSTMeorttoKE Jdr N parcel ( pdatu'C-I Tfc&? '
- C I Di EArr - V - WS V ' -
fuTTUPRea6us).r-;v- " I wmrsup ) TTZf?
Sjyv V RASCAL'-V
)d -l-jCZZl :.
.Fl T7(TPlr orw, The Man m the fto&aLJ
0-jB "vy M One Lie Then Others.
JKJMffrXfV v ""SlY STOcer's and the butcher's that ,
iwifl l ( hy n servant Sirl would stay with them. f
StttBtKUktK v vO Hn. Jarr would say no more as to 1 J
"I
SOLVING POVERTY'S PROBLEMS.
We can all agree with some of the things said by
the lady who, speaking before a Club for Political
Study on "The Solution of Poverty's Problems," ex
plained how some of her sex were suffering from the
cost of foolishness rather than living cost. But she
has not found the solution of the problem for the
poor, who are the severest sufferers from the high
cost of living.
It is true enough that many women and men,
when they have the money to waste, do waste some
of it. But how much money does a woman in a
sweatshop from ten to fourteen hours a day for $o
a week, waste on anything? And, her long hours of
labor for her small wage and her few hours of atten
tion to her children taken out of her day, how much
time has she to waste her $6 a week in "window
shopping or wandering through the stores?"
Nobody seeks to defend throwing away dollars
or peonies. But the cost of living problem is shriek
ing for solution in behalf of hundreds of thousands
who work all their days, with all the power that is in
them, and rarely find a penny to waste on anything.
If lecturers could convince their hearers of the
folly of weste and induce them to devote it to others
who have no money to waste, that would be a work
worthy of high commendation. But for anybody to
offer a suspension of "gadding" as the "Solution of
Poverty's Problems" is a painful farce.
PHOTOGRAPHIC BROMIDIOMS.
"It didn't hurt a bit."
"I'm afraid I'll break the camera."
"I don't know why It Is, but I never
take a good picture."
"I haven't had a picture taken since
I was six years old. I don't believe In
It."
Wc arc the last to ridicule progres
siveness, particularly when applied to
salesmanship: but the thing can be
taken too far. A haberdasher's clerk,
to whom we applied for a common,
every-day comb, tried to sell us an elab
orate traveling set In a leather case,
his point being that it contained a
comb. Which nobody can deny.
"AND CONTENTS NOTED."
(Being part of a letter received by a
local Ann.)
"Gentlemen:
"We inclose corrected Invoice for your
recent order, and call attention to the
change In price from 40b to 45c per
gr. We trust you will pardon the mis
take in the first invoice, as this was a
typical error on the part of our stenographer."
At 1231 Wisconsin avenue, wo are in
formed. Is Mr. r. A. Kerr, who, being
In the plumbing business, we trust Isn't
one.
What, do you think, would 'be an apt
characterization of an annoying sales
lady, who harrows one into a condition
of vexatious perturbation, or words to
that effect?
A counter-irritant?
G. S. K.
MR. JARR IN RIGHT
AT LAST (POSSIBLY).
SAW air. Jarr rushing for the
car this morning," said Mrs.
Rangle, who had dropped in to
find out the name of the em
brocation that had done the Jarr chil
dren so much good when they had
whooping cough.
"Yes,- there Is an Important mectlns
of the board of directors today," said
Mrs. Jarr with an important mysterious
air. "You know how It Is with Mr.
Jnrr. They simply can't do anything
without him down at his olllcc!"
"Well, he looked to me like a man
ruahlnK as hard as he could to avoid
being late because he was afraid his
firm COULD do without him." retorted
Mrs. Rangle.
Mrs. Rangle thought It about time,
anyway, to glvo Mrs. Jarr a little dig.
Because, after all. the Jarrs were no
better than the Ranglers. and If Mrs. j
Jarr thought they were any bctterr
simply because such codfish aristocracy
at the grocer's and the butcher's that
no servant girl would stay with them.
Mrs. Jarr would say no more as to
Mr. Jarr's present relations with bis
firm.
Mrs. Rangle even told all about the
operation her well-to-do cousin, a
baker's wife, contemplated.
"You know, Mrs. Jarr," she added,
"my cousin's husband has lots of
money, and he denies my cousin noth
ing. So he said to her, 'What will It be.
Sis? (ho alwsy calls her Sis) 'a trip
to Europe or an. operation?" Of course.''
continued the visitor, "my cousin's hu
band can afford hla wife every luxury
her heart desires, so she is going to
have a very dangerous operation by one
of the highest priced and most fashion
able surgeons. It will cost thousands
and thousands. She's tho lucky thing,
.. uii.lnl Tit thn Yio foitliinr4 Yin
his own business. He isn't depending ' y home town of Dallas in two years. Jlth tc but lt wa8 some-task., The next
Now. It nappenea mar. i naa never morning I had to lie some- more. 1
been In Dallas, aod I had registered r;ally worked harden- In that town to
from there because I thought lt was , ,awa7 w.Uh my Texan natlvttv than
sufficient distance from New York to l d,d to ?" rajr eoods. Jfever wfli I He
sufficient distance rrom ew iorK to lnr for a floU and fi
get any cheap rate that was going. rnaii a sum."
s soon as possible I sneaked away "Go on! I've seen, you do lt 'Jots -of
'... .An tn a thniP -lfaln T Twtnmdfl .mAa tn aaVA n ... ...k. ..-. 1. I
Why. m nusDanas salary dui . ... aftep a C0unle hours of charge" saM th'HWlnr n
and get-rich-quick society toadies as ow w - ' - --" ---
KGVVIIIk J1 lB SW"J - aat,
on a small salary like my husband and
yours!"
This last remark ws the verbal cork
screw and conversational can opener.
Mrs. Jarr smiled in a superior manner
again and said
ther;rHowmstupldUaof eB! TproeU to the hotel after a couple hours of charge.
not to say a worai
Mrs. Rangle ran right into old Mrs.
Dusenberry as she was entering her
flat. "I've Just come from the Jarrs."
said Mrs. Rangle. "Mr. Jarr has had
his salary doubled but I promised not
to tell!"
Mrs. Dusenberry. who had no caste
prejudices, met Gus wife In the butcher
SHOD a lew minuicB jaier ana remurKea
GOOD STORIES -
Mrs. Stryvcr and' Clara .Mudrldgo-Smrth
called for her In their automobiles once
in a while, Mrs. Jarr was very much
mistaken! Very much mistaken Indeed!
Mrs. Jarr affected not to see the
gauntlet thnt had been thrown down.
Really, as she afterward paid, the only
way to keep the well meaning but en
vious middle-class people In their places
Is to ignore their Innuendoes.
Mrs. Jarr could tell you that a calm
air, it superior smll? Raffles that sort of
people.
Raise your voice at them, they raise
theirs back all the hlKher. Rut raise an
eyebrow and they are bewildered.
Yes. as Mrs. Jarr would tell you, the
Rangles were worthy people oh, very
worthy people, and. really,. for their sta
tion in life. iulte IntelllKent-not refined,
you know, of course, but good, whole
some people, lacking in tact and having
no poise, but sturdy and all that sort of
thing. But then oh, well, my dear,
YOU know.
So Mrs. Jarr smiled her sweetest and
laughed a meaning laugh, and re
marked: "Mr. Jarr will stay with his firm of
course. He couldn't very well refuse
after but what am I saying?"
And. although Mrs. Hnnsle, now In a
thoroughly awed attitude of mind,
stayed on and hinted, and laid traps,
she coud not glean a word further from
Mrs. Jarr as to why Mr. Jarr had
rushed downtown to the special meeting
of the Board of Directors of his firm
uni it was he was angry at them
and w-as going to discharge them.
In vain Mrs. uangie unmicKeu an ner
budget of local information about the
people who had been put out of the Hat
above them for nonpayment of rent;
and of the people across the way who
dressed so well but who spent so Itltle
A
Gus' wife spoke of lt tovMrs. Schmidt,
wife of the delicatessen dealer, who told
.Mrs. Slavlnsky, and Mr. Slavlnsky told
Mrs. Stryver's cook while nutting glass
In the basement window, and when Mrs.
Stryver learned of lt from her maid she
told her husband that Mr. Jarr had
bought out his boss' business.
"By Jove! Is that so?" cried Mr.
Strj'ver. "We must give them a dinner!
They are charming people! I wender
where he got the money? After we
glvo the dinner, or before It, talk a lot
about the diamonds I got vou when I
made that money In oil stocks. I don't
think he'd fall for mining stock, do
you?"
v.
Practice Makes Perfect.
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Whit's on the Program in'
Washington loday
B
Meeting of Canton Washington. No.
1, I. O. O. F.. monthly cantonment, to
Meeting of tho Federation of Citizens'
Associations. Chamber of Commerce
rooms. Twelfth and F streets north
west. 7:30 p. m.
Annual dinner of the North Carolina
Society, the Raleigh. 7:30 p. m.
Annual dinner of the Washington Col
lege of Law. Rauscher'e, tonight.
Amusements.
NatIonal-"The Quaker Girl." :13 and
8:15 p. m. ,
nelasco "Zaza. - and 8 p. m.
Columbia "The Sunshine Girl." 2:13 and
Chasers-Polite vaudeville. 2:15 and S:15
p. nv. . ,.
Poll Vaudeville, afternoon and evening
Academy "Sis Hopkins," 2:15 and 8:15
Cosmo's Vaudeville.
Casino Vaudeville.
Lyceum "Bohemian Burletquers." ;:13
and 8:15 o. m.
Gayety "College Girl Burlcsquers. z:lS
and 8:15 p. m.
'.EBDGED to you, sah," said
a disgruntled looking negro
who had edged his way Into
the office of a' prominent
Arkansas attorney, "and I wants to git
a dlvo'ce fum muh wife on de grounds
dat she has done been th'owfng things
at me for de last several yeahs."
."Ah! And have any of tho missiles
seriously Injured you?"
"Salt? No. sah! She dln't th'ow none
o" dem saft-uh ar-tlckies at me; she
dess flung dishes, and stove han'les. and
skillets, and a 'casional cat or dog. or
or suppln' datuhway. And dey didn't
none of 'cm hit me; that Is. 'twill yit.
But wld all dls yuh practlzln some o
deso days she gwine to git to be what
dey call a expert, and bust muh head!"
Woman Home Companion.
MNVNIM
in the winter when, they might bask
here in white JJnen under the palms?
"The Riviera reminds me of the man
who opened a boarding" house at Sara
nac Lake and advertised, lt as a winter
resort. '
"A guest went up there, and. after a
brief sojourn, packed up, paid his bllL
and said:
-"5?w .Sn Va &lve nwvo to
advertise this place as a winter resort,
when the thermometer for the pas
week has registered 8 below !
"The landlord looked iagrleved. e .
" 'Well, that's, winter, ain't Jtr- he ex
claimed. 'If 8 below ain't winter; I'd
like to know .what Is!' " Washington
Star. .v '- .'': .; ?
The Heckler.
v'OIP speaking is the hard-
o' f- est work In the world."
. - fi!d Senator Beverldge. "It
a ;.rpeclally hard," he con-
t nvt . :-.!i;nv. "when there are heck-
1-rs In t'-te audience.
"A Cr'tr-1- "' mine the other day was
gettirg en limously In a stump speech.
"Gentlemen!" he shouted, 'a man Is
known by his words."
"And he paused Impressively. But a
heckler took advantage of the pause to
yell :
" 'Then yours must be a gas works." "
Minneapolis Journal.
A Real Winter Presort.
L
I'THER BURBANK. the plant
wizard, said, as he gathered a
bouquet of violets in Santa Rosa
on a brilliant December morning:
'Why do so many of our misguided
people shiver and cough on the Riviera
M
Up to "Secretary.
RS. ESTHER PROUTY. of
Fort Wayne, Is the .Inven
tor of a ' baby silencer an
ingenious contrivance, which
without discomfort -to the baby, stills
Its raucous cries.
"It seems almost impious." sa"ld Mrs.
Prouty. as she vdemonstrated her Inven
Uon. "to try to silence - a baby.r It
seems like interfering 'with Providence.
"When I first came but with my sil
encer I seemed like the Italian Immi
grant "Arc you friendly disposed' toward
American institutions? this immigrant
was asked, when he went to take out
his naturalisation-papers.
"31 slgnor,' said the Italian.
"'Does the present Government suit
your
" 31 slgnor: aU right: but I wnntii
ii ko to see less snow."" Plttsbu
uispaicru.
burgh
Blames Back Legs.
Pantomome manager -Come alonp- with
.that elephant! "What's keeping It?
outge nanu-ns me nacg legs. sir.
He's found out that the front legs get
thruppence a night more than "e does.
Ho-refuses to go on unless 'o gets the
same.
NE rainy afternoon" I got (respite. I found my friend behind the
into Alton. Il!.."sald the pa- esk- He was clerking at the hotel.
Jama salesman "and . I . " "Cooking, for you all evening he
jama, salesman ana u i began, cheerily.: This Is my night on
cnmDea into we notei ous and I couldn't hunt you up. Just my
"u uoiureu unver gave me some senst- jUck. i nave Deen walcfllng that regls-
oie advice.
" 'I see by your luggage that you are
from New York. Mister, let me tell you
ali something: If you-all registers from
New York" they charge you J3 a day."
" 'What do they charge otherwise? I
asked him.
tjr for two years for some one from
iaiias to tanc to.'
" "What brings, Tou in this wavr t
'asked.
"'Debt, deviltry and desire to trayek
T wanted to see the North;' -The; North
is a funny nlace. Every one wants to
know what you can do when you go
" A dollar and a half-and most of jj-re you a nJ, Up here they em
them that I tells tips me,' replied the p5oy you as a machine. They want
colored man. I handed him a Quarter cly experienced help. " How's a man
and we drove to the hotel. I registered S set any experience if they won't hire
my name and wtlte -Dallas. Tex:.jafter ly?.juat then one of my mstomei came
It. I turned and saw a large'hefty, mania, for a cigar and the clerk had to In-'
standing, with a broad grin, over me. !t-oduce me to the man as a friend -from
Give me youi hand, partner.' he said, h'-s home, town. Tho customer, looked.
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