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Manchester Democrat. (Manchester, Iowa) 1875-1930, July 05, 1911, Image 7

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SYNOPSIS,
Howard Jeffrie#, banker's son, under
tha avll Influence of Robert Undorwooa.
fellow-atuderit at Tale, loads a life of H»
alpatlon, murrlea the daughter of a jam
bUr who died In prlaon. and In disowned
by hla father. He la out of work and In
deaperate atralta. Underwood, who nod
once been engaged to Hownrd'a atep
Riother, Alicia, la apparently In prosper
oua circumstances. Taking advantage of
hia Intimacy with Alicia, he become* a
sort of social highwayman. Discovering
hia true character, Alicia denies him the
home. He aenda her a note threatening
•utclde. Art dealers for whom he acted
commissioner, demand an accounting.
Me cannot make good. Howard calls at
hta apartments In an Intoxicated condi
tion to request a loan of $2,000 to enable
him .to take up a bualneaa proposition.
Howard drinks himself Into a maudlin
condition, and goes to sleep on a divan.
A caller Is announced and Underwood
draws a screen around the drunken
sleeper. Alicia enters. She demands a
promise from Underwood that he will not
take hla life. He refuses unlesa ahe will
renew her patronage. This she refuse#,
and takes her leave. Underwood kills
himself. The report of the pistol awa
kens Howard. H® flnds Underwood dead.
Howard Is turned over to the police.
Capt. Clinton, notorious for his brutal
treatment of" prisoners, puts Howard
through the third degree, and finally gets
an alleged confeaalon from the haraaaed
man. Annie, Howard's wife, declares her
belief In her huaband's Innocence, and
calla on Jeffries, Sr. He refuses to help
unless she will consent to a divorce. To
save Howard she consents, but when she
flnds that the elder Jeffries does not In
tend to stand by his son, except finan
cially, she scorns his help. Annie appeals
to Judge Brewster, attorney for Jeffries.
Sr.. to take Howard's case. He declines.
It Is reported that Annie is going on the
stage. The banker and his wife call on
Judge Brewster to find some way to pre
vent It. Annie again pleads with Brew
ster to defend Howard. He consents.
Alicia Is greatly alarmed when she
learns from Annie that Brewster has ta
ken the case. She confesses to Annie
that she called on Underwood the night
at hla death and that she has. his letter
In which he threatened suicide, but begs
for time before. giving out the Informa
tion. Annie promises Brewster to produce
the missing woman at a meeting at hl»
home. Brewster accuses Clinton of
forcing a confession from Howard. An
nie appears without the witness and re
fuses to give the name. Alicia arrives.
CHAPTER XVUl\—Continued.
"It does stun one, doesn't It?" went
on Annie. "Tou can't think when It
comes all of a sudden like this. It's
Just the way I felt the morning they
•bowed me Howard's confession."
"Prison! Prison!" walled Alicia.
Annie tried to console her.
"Not for long," she Bald soothingly
"you can get ball. It's only a matter
of favor—Judge Brewster would get
you out right away."
"Get me out!" cried Alicia distract
edly. "My God! I can't go to prison!
I can't! That's too much'. I've done
nothing! Look—read this!" Handing
over Underwood's letter, she went on:
"You can see for yourself. The wretch
frightened me into such a state of
mind that I hardly knew what I was
doing—I went to his rooms to save
him. That's the truth, I swear to
Ood! But do you. suppose anybody
will, believe .me on oath7 They'll—
they'll—"
Almost hysterical, she no longer
knew what she was saying or doing.
She collapsed utterly, and sinking
down in a chair, gave way to a pas
sionate fit of sobbing. Annie tried to
quiet/her:
"Hush!" she said gently, "don't go
on like that. Be brave. Perhaps It
won't be as bad as you think." She
unfolded the letter Alicia had given
her and carefully read it through.
When she had finished her face lit up
with joy. Enthusiastically she cried:
"This Is great for Howard! What
a blessing you didn't destroy It! What
a wretch, what a hound to write you
like that! Poor soul, of course, you
w'ent and begged him not to do it!
I'd have gone myself, but I think I'd
have broken an umbrella over his head
or something— Gee! these kind of fel
lows breed trouble, don't they? Alive
or dead, they breed trouble! What
can we do?"
Alicia rose. Her tears had disap
peared. There was a look of fixed re
solve In her eyes.
"Howard must be cleared." she said,
"and I must face it—alone!"
"You'll be alone all right," said An
nie thoughtfully. "Mr. Jeffries will do
as much for you as he did for his
son."
Noticing that her companion seemed
hurt by her frankness, she changed
the topic.
"Honest to God!" she exclaimed
good-naturedly, "I'm broken-hearted—
I'll do anything to save you from this
—this public disgrace. I know what it
means—I've had my dose of it But
this thing has got to come out, hasn't
it?"
The banker's wife wearily nodded
assent.
"Yes, I realize that," she said, "but
the disgrace of arrest—I can't stand
it, Annie! I can't go to prison even
if it's only for a minute." Holding out
a trembling hand, she went on: "Give
me back the letter. I'll leave New
York to-night—I'll go to Europe—I'll
send it to Judge Brewster from Paris."
Looking anxiously Into her compan
ion's face, she pleaded: "You'll trust
me to do that, won't you? Give it to
me, please—you can trust me."
Her hand was still extended, but
Annie ignored it.
"No—no," she said, shaking her
head, "I can't give it to you—how can
I? Do you understand what the let
ter means to me?"
"Have pity!" cried the banker's
wife, almost beside herself. "You can
tell them when I'm out of the coun
try. Don't ask me to make this sac
rifice now—don't ask me—don't!"
Annie was beginning to lose pa
tience. The woman's selfishness an
gered her. With irritation, she said:
"You've lost your nerve, and you
don't know what you're saying. How
ard's life comes before you—me—or
anybody. You know that!"
"Yes—yes," cried Alicia desperate
ly, "I know that. I'm only asking you
to wait. I—I ought to have left this
If the alarm were not quite a famil
iar one by this time, 242,000 physic
ally defective school children out of
323,000 examined would be enough to
•end even a mild magazine editor into
hysterics. New York's population,
however, is not going so rapidly to
the dogs as a hasty glance at the fig
ures would seem to Indicate. Defec
tive teeth claimed no less than 183,
400, victims, nasal trouble accounted
Raising Standard of Health
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The captain made a deferential sa
lute. Bully as he was, he knew how
to be courteous when it suited his
purpose. He had heard enough of the
wealthy banker's aristocratic wife to
treat her with respect.
"Beg pardon, m'm I wanted to tell
the Judge I was going."
The servant entered.
"Tell Judge Brewster' that Capt.
Clinton is going," said Annie.
Alicia, meantime, was once, more
on the verge of collapse. The long
threatened expose was now at hand.
In another moment the judge and per
haps her husband would come in, and
Annie would hand them the letter
which exculpated her husband. There
was a moment of terrible suspense.
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Annie stood aloof, her eyes fixed on
the floor. Suddenly, without uttering,
a word, she drew Underwood's letter
from her bosom, and quickly approach
ing Alicia, placed it unnoticed In her
hand. The banker's wife flushed and
then turned pale. She understood.
Annie would spare her. Her lips
parted to protest. Even she was taken
batik by such an exhibition of unself
ishness as this. She began to stam
mer thanks.
"No, no," whispered Annie quickly,
"don't thank me keep it."
Capt. Clinton turned round with a
Jeer. Insolently, he said to Annie:
"You might as well own up—you've
played a trick on us all'."
"No, Capt. Clinton," she replied
with quiet dignity "I told you the
simple truth. Naturally you don't be
lieve It."
"The simple truth may do for Judge
Brewster," grinned the policeman,
"but it won't do for me. I never ex
pected this mysterious witness, who
was going to prove that Underwood
committed suicide, to make an ap
pearance, did I, Maloney. Why not?
Because, begging your pardon for
doubting your word, there's no such
person."
"Begging your pardon for disputing
your word, captain," she retorted,
mimicking him, "there is such a per
son."
"Then where is she?" he demanded
angrily. Annie made no answer, but
looked for advice to Judge Brewster,
who at that instant entered the room.
The captain glared at her viciously,
and unable to longer contain his
wrath, he bellowed:
"I'll tell you where she is! She's
right here in this room!" Pointing
his finger at Annie in theatrical fash
ion, he went on furiously: "Annie Jeff
ries, you're the womkn who visited
Underwood the night of his death! I
don't hesitate to say so. I've said so
all along, haven't I, Maloney?"
"Yes, you told the newspapers so,"
retorted Annie dryly.
Taking no notice of her remark, the
captain blustered:
"I've got your record, young wom
an! I know all about you and your
folks. You knew the two men when
they were at college. You knew Un
derwood before you, made the ac
quaintance of young Jeffries. It was
for 73,000 and poor eyesight for 38,
000. We would not minimize the im
portant work that is being done In
calling the dentist and the surgeon to
the aid of the school teacher. But, as
a precaution against the professional
alarmist, it Is well to point out that
it is our standards of public health
that are being raised and not our
children are deteriorating.—New York
Evening Post.
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TUIBD DEGREE
.^CHAMXS KLEIN
ARTHUR HORNBLOWV
ILLUSTRATIONS
BY
CBrmcNT.iM*, «raVKsaLiN«HAH COMMHV
morning—that's what I should have
done—gone at once. Now it's too
late, unless 'you help mo—"
"I'll help you all I can," replied tha
other doggedly, "but I've promised
Judge Brewster to elear up this mat
ter to-night."
Suddenly there was a commotion at
the door. Capt. Clinton entered, fol
lowed by Detective Sergeant Maloney.
Alicia shrank back in alarm.
"I thought Judge Brewster was
here," Bald the captain, glancing sus
piciously round the room.
"I'll send for him," said Annie,
touching a bell.
"Well, where's your mysterious wit
ness?" demanded the captain sarcas
tically.
He looked curiously at Alicia.
"This is Mrs. Howard Jeffries, Sr.,"
said Annie, "my husband's step
mother."
R/VY WALTERS
"Howard's Life Comes Before You—Me—or Anybody."
Underwood who Introduced you to
your husband. It was Underwood who
aroused your husband's Jealousy.
You went to his rooms that night.
Your husband followed you there, and
the shooting took placet" Turning to
Judge Brewster, he added, with a sar
castic grin: "False confession, eh?
Hypnotism, eh? I guess it's interna
tional and constitutional law for yours
after this."
"You don't say so?" exclaimed An
nie, irritated at the man's Intolerable
insolence.
Judge Brewster held up a restrain
ing hand.
"Please say nothing," he said with
dignity.
"No, I guess I'll let him talk. Go
on, captain," she said with a smile,
as if thoroughly enjoying the situa
tion.
Alicia came forward, her face pale,
but on It a look of determination, as
if she had quite made up her mind as
to what course to pursue. In her
hand was Underwood's letter. Ad
dressing Annie, she said, with emo
tion:
"The truth must come out sooner or
later."
Seeing what she was about to do,
Annie quickly put out her hand' to
stop her. She expected the banker's
wife to do her duty, she had insisted
that she must, but now she was ready
to do it, she realized what It was cost
ing her. Her position, her future hap
piness were at stake. It was too great
a sacrifice. Perhaps there was some
other way.
"No, no, not yet," she whispered.
But Alicia brushed her aside and,
thrusting the letter into the hand of
the astonished police captain, she
said:
"Yes, now! Read that, captain!"
Capt Clinton slowly unfolded the
letter. Alicia collapsed in a chair.
Annie stood by helpless, but trying to
collect her wits. The Judge watched
the scene with amazement, not under
standing/ The captain read from the
letter:
'Dear Mrs. Jeffries." He stopped,
and glancing at the signature, ex
claimed. "Robert Underwood!" Look
ing significantly at Annie, he exclaim
ed: "'Dear Mrs. Jeffries!' Is that con­
Delicate Works of Art
Wonderful Ingenuity Displayed In
Turning Out Microscopic Articles
of Great Value.
In 1578 a London locksmith con
structed a lock made up of 11 differ
ent pieces of metal, and when it was
finished and the key attached the
whole weighed but one grain. Fur
thermore, he made a chain of gold,
consisting of 43 links, and when he
had fastened this to the lock and key
he put one end of the chain round
the neck of a flea, and found that the
insect was able to draw with ease
both chain and lock.
Sixteen hundred ivory dishes were
made by one Oswald Northlngerus,
and exhibited before Pope Paul V.
These dishes were perfect in every
respect, but were so small as to be
scarcely visible to thfe naked eye, and
were all Inclosed in a basket of the
size of an ordinary peppercorn.
The art of delicate microscopic
workmanship has not, however, been
confined to other times. It is not yet
dead, as Is evidenced by the marvel
ous production a few years ago by a
jeweler of Turin of a miniature tug
boat
He Was Prepared.
Blanche Ring, the actress, is always
preaching caution—whether she prac
tices It or not Is, as Kipling says, an
other story. "If everyone was only as
cautious as a man I once knew," she
said the other night, "nobody would
ever go broke. He called at the
money-order window of the local post
offlce and asked permission to 6end an
order for 1100 to the 'old country.'
Then the man with the money gave
his own name as payee.
"'I'm going over next.week.' he vol-
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clusive enough? What did I tell you?"
Continuing to peruse the letter, he
read on: "Shall be found dead to
morrow suicide He stopped
short and frowned. "What's this?
.Why, this is a barefaced forgery!"
Judge Brewster quickly snatched
the letter from his hand and, glancing
over it quickly, said:
"Permit me. This belongs to my
client."
Capt Clinton's prognathous Jaw
snapped to with a click, and he
squared his massive shoulders, as he
usually did when preparing for hos
tilities:
"Now, Mrs. Jeffries," he said sharp
ly, "I'll trouble you to go with me to
headquarters."
Annie and Alicia both stood up.
Judge Brewster quickly objected.
"Mrs. Jeffries will not go with you,"
he said quietly. "She has made no at
tempt to leave the state."
"She's wanted at police headquar
ters," said the captain doggedly.
"She'll be there to-morrow morn
ing."
"She'll be there to-clght"
He looked steadily at the Judge, and
the latter calmly returned his stare.
There followed an awkward pause,
and then the captain turned on his
heel to depart
"The moment she attempts to leave
the house," he growled, "I shall ar
rest her. Good-night, judge."
"Good-night, captain!" cried Annie
mockingly.
"I'll see you later," he muttered.
"Come on, Maloney."
The door banged to. They were
alone.
"What a sweet disposition!" laugh
ed Annie.
Judge Brewster looked sternly at
her. Holding up the letter, he said:
"What is the meaning of this? You
are not the woman to whom this let
ter is addressed?"
"No," stammered Annie, "that is—"
The judge interrupted her. Sternly
he asked:
"Is it your intention to go on the
witness stand and commit perjury?"
"I don't know. I never thought oi
that," she faltered.
The judge turned to Alicia.
"Are you going to allow her to do
so, Mrs. Jeffries?"
"No, no," cried Alicia, qutckly "1
never thought of such a thing."
"Then I repeat—is it your Intention
to perjure yourself?" Annie was si
lent and he went on: "I assume it
is, but let me ask you: Do you ex
pect me, as your counsel, to become
particeps criminis to. this tissue of
lies? Am I expected to build up a
false structure for you to swear to?
Am I?"
"I don't know I haven't thought of
lt:' replied Annie. "If it can be done,
why not? I'm glad you suggested it."
"I suggest it?" exclaimed the law
yer, scandalized.
"Yes," cried Annie with growing
exaltation "it never occurred to me
till you Bpoke. Everybody says I'm
the woman who called on Robert Un
derwood that night. Well, that's all
right Let them continue to think so.
What difference does it make so long
as Howard is set free?" Going to
ward the door, she said: "Good-night,
Mrs. Jeffries!"
The judge tried to bar her way.
"Don't go," he said "Capt. Clin
ton's men are waiting outside."
"That doesn't matter!" she cried.
"But you must not go!" exclaimed
the lawyer In a tone of command. "I
won't allow it They'll arrest you!
Mrs. Jeffries, you'll please remain
here."
But Annie was already at the door.
"I wouldn't keep Capt. Clinton
waiting for the world," she cried.
"Good-night, Judge Brewster, and God
bless you!"
The door slammed, and she wu
gone.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
This little craft is fashioned out of
a single pearl. The fail of the boat
is of beaten gold, studded with dia
monds, and the binnacle light at the
prow is a perfect ruby. An emerald
forms the rudder, and the stand upon
which the boat is mounted is a slab
of the whitest ivory.
The entire weight is less than half
an ounce, but when we come to the
question of value we find we have got
beyond the microscopic. The maker
values his work at $5,000.
Virtue of the Playground.
Children are better In playgrounds
than in prison. It is better for the
community to haw children exercis
ing on ladders and horizontal bars and
swings than' to have them haunting
the doors of poolrooms or smoking
cigarettes in the hidden shadows. Chil
dren with plenty of playground have
a better chance with life than chil
dren without And most children are
without unless the community pro
vides them. It is cheaper to amuse
them than to arrest It is cheaper
to develop than- to dwarf. It is cheap
er to save than to sink them.—Salt
Lake Herald.
unteered, 'and I want to have the
monoy waiting for me on the other
side, so that I can give it to my
mother.'
'Why don't you take it with you?'
asked the clerk. 'You would save 40
cents.'
'Well, suppose the ship sinks and
I drown?'"—Young's Magazine.
London's Vast Wealth.
London, in monetary value, Is worth
two and a halt times as much as
Paris.
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MEAN TO END ABUSE
PIRATICAL COMBINATIONS HAVE
TIRED PATIENCE OF PEOPLE.
Paper and Lumber Trusts Have Long
Been Conspicuous for Their Grasp
ing Proclivities—Report of Com
missioner of Corporations.
There is a relationship between the
paper trust and the lumber trust. The
lumber trust is the most conspicuous
of the selfish interests fighting the
Canadian reciprocity treaty. The
American people believe In the protec'
tive tariff, but not In the abuses of
the protective tariff—the excrescences
and abnormalities, which are not pro
tective in the sense of safeguarding
the general interest but whicb on
the contrary permit swollen combina
tions of capital to gouge the people
by contriving, artificial conditions
which create monopoly and enable
unscrupulous manipulators to «xact
extorfloaate prices.
It is not the protective tariff, hut
an abuse of the protective tariff, which
is responsible for the lumber combine
and that spoiled child of the lumber
combine, the paper trust Here are
conclusions presented in a report by
the commissioner of corporations,
Herbert Knox Smith:
"In the last forty years combination
has so proceeded that 195 holders,
many inter-related, now have prac
tically one-half of the privately owned
timber In the investigation area
(which contains 90 per cent, of the
whole). This formidable process ef
concentration in timber and land cer
tainly involves grave future possibil
ities of impregnable monopolistic con
ditions, whose far-reaching conse
quences to society it is now difficult
to anticipate freely, or even to esti
mate."
The report of the commissioner-of
corporations reviews the recent his
tory of combinations in the lumber
industry and remarks:
"Such concentration in standing
timber, if permitted to combine and
Increase, makes proable a final cen
tral control of the whole lumber in
dustry. A few strong interests ulti
mately holding the bulk of the timber
can set the price of timber and its
products. The manager of the Na
tional Lumber Manufacturers' associa
tion recently said to lumbermen on
the Pacific coas't: 'The day of cheap
lumber is passing and soon will be
gone, but the men who make the
money will be those who own timber
and can hold it until the supply in
other parts of the country Is gone.
Then they can ask and get their own
price.'"
Is this a consummation which the
America* people will permit? Will
they look kindly upon the mainten
ance of artificial conditions tc prevent
competition and wring-from them ex
tortionate prices for a commodity
whose preparation for the market
ne«ds ho skilled labor? The Taft ad
ministration is proceeding, in two
ways to beat this game. It lias Insti
tuted suits under th- Sherman law
to '.'all the consolidated lumber Inter
ests to account for organizing com
binations in restraint of trade, and it
is pushing the Canadian reciprocity
agreement. In the forests of Canada
there are unmeasured billions of feet
of lumber, stores sufficient to supply
the world for generations to come.
Wh should not the people of the
United States wtio are purchasers of
lumber have the benefit of free access
to 'the Canadian supply? The recipro
cal trade agreement with Canada for
which President Taft is contending
would cut off the $1.50 tariff which
no'v confers an Inequitable advantage
upon the lumber trust of the United
Stntes, and would go far to check the
denudation of American forests.
Uncomplimentary.
It is no compliment to the nation
whose chief servant .Mr. Roosevelt
w«»s for nearly eight years to proclaim
Its incapacity for overcoming its tem
per in a moment of excitement. Along
lines of international distrust there
lies no highway toward the final day
of peace. Any agreement for arbitra
tion is, of course, an understanding
between gentlemen, and no others
would be asked to accede to It. Byt
Mr. Roosevelt seems to us to under
state the social and moral attainment
of his own fellow-citizens.
Misses tfce Target,
Careful scrutiny of the resolution
under which congress purposes to in
vestigate the steel trust raises doubts
as to its efficiency. Congressman
Stanley's armament does not seem to
be trained on the vital spot.
The real menace of the steel trust
lies not so much in its monopolistic
tendencies, which have not been sig
nally successful, as in the fact that It
is permitted to use its vast assets as
a gigantic gambling fund with which
to manipulate the stock market.
Not Incongruous.
Mistress (coming home unexpected
ly)—What's the meaning' of this?
You've got on my blue skirt and nay
green silk biousfe.
Maid—Well, what of it? Don't they
go together?
A Prosperous Business.
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PLAYS MANY PARTS
&
"I heard you Have left Slogger
Co.'s office?"
"Yes. I am in business for myself
ww."
"What are you doing?"
»lj taking for another Job."
BOW TO SPECIAL INTERESTS
Recent Developments Have Shown
How the Republican Party I*
"Influenced."
Tbe Influence of special Interests on
legislation at Washington has been a
matter of speculation, and still is, al
though recent developments show that
It «ctends much farther than has been
susp«cted. These developments have
resulted from Democratic Investiga
tion of departmental affairs, and to
the Democratic majority of the house
belongs the credit.
Ttte Aldrich tariff law, for instance,
was manifestly framed to promote the
welfare of special interests wherever
possible so to do, as has been Indi
cated by the effect of that law on
business and on the cost of living.
One of its provisions related to the
importation of scrap iron largely con
sumed by the iron and steel mills of
Ne^ England. This provision was
liberally interpreted by an assistant
secretary of the treasury, and his in
terpretation was questioned. Investi
gation developed the fact that he con
sulted Senator Aldrich before render
ing bis decision which was In favor
of th« New England mills. The same
investigation disclosed the additional
fact that another assistant secretary
was an Aldrich appointee, as well as
an employe of the Aldrich monetary
commission, drawing two salaries con
trary to law.
Thus Senator Aldrich not only de
cided an Important revenue question
in fa-vor of the Interests that he
served In the senate, and still con
tinues to serve, but also controls im
portant officials in the treasury de
partment in furtherance of his mone
tary plans. All of which means that
special interests not only frame legis
lation. but supervise execution of
laws,
Gates and Carnegie.
John W. Gates is always entertali
ing. but he has never been so enter
taining since as he was a dozen years
ago when he told the story of his
careor to a New York newspaper, in
cluding his enormous profits on barbed
wire and his management of a Con
gressional election in Missouri for the
election of a Republican congressman
in order to save the duties on wire
and other steel products, though out
side of business he purports to be a
Democrat.
Mr, Gates was almost as Interesting
when he told the committee that is
investigating the steel trust that Car
negie was "demoralizing" the steel
business by doing a competitive busi
ness. In order to stop his competi
tion Moore and Frick paid him mil
lion for an option on his business,
but w«re unable to raise the neces
sary nioney and lost what they paid
for the option. Later Carnegie showed
a dispesition to "demoralize" the tube
business by establishing a large tube
factory, and then J. P. Morgan, Gates,
Schwa."b and a few others organized
tho Steel corporation, buying out Car
negie -with a bond issue. The combi
nation has been highly successful be
cause it stopped the "demoralization"
to which Carnegie is addicted it
stopped air competition between steel
companies whose producing capacity
was more than half that of the entire
country.
Profits In excess of the amount that
would look well in dividends have
been Invested in extending and re
newing the plant, so that the watered
stock is coming to represent actual
value, but value contributed by the
customers, and not the shareholders.
We don't think Roosevelt's part In
the expansion of the steel trust by
the acquisition of the Tennessee cor-,
poratlon so very wicked but it was
iniquitous from the point of view he
promulgated and emphasized as pres
ident.
The Tariff on Wool.
Free traders don't, like the reduced
and reasonable Democratic wool tariff
ill. Itut the free traders are a small
minority in this country, and cannot
expect to dominate legislation. Free
wool would, not only cripple the rev
enues «f the government, but drive
many thousands of growers Into the
Republican ranks. And Just now the
Democratic leaders are pursuing
statesmanlike instead of suicidal pol
icies, md demonstrating their capac
ity for prudent administration.—Troy
(N. Y.) Daily Press.
"The Menace of Free Meat.
"The menace of free meat" is de
scribed as one of the deadly perils
of the free list Mil. It sounds ter
rifying, but the American people have
grown so reckless that the chances
are tbe? will refuse to be frightened.
—Providence Journal.
The Rough Rider denies emphatical
ly the report that he was pledged to
favor raft's rSnomination. In a not
unfriendly manner he insists that he
is uncommitted, utterly, so far as
next year's canvass Is concerned.
Much Ado About Nothing.
Flgg—Talk about useless activity!
Brown has a hundred irons in the fire
and hardly one of them ever gets hot.
Fogg—Yes, and If one does he only
succeeds In burning his fingers with
it.
Different Now.
"One Is never too old to learn,"
quoted the moralteer.
"Oh. that theory has been exploded
long ago," rejoined the demoralizer.
"The modern idea 1b that one Is never
too young to teach."
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Dr. Elmer Ellsworth Brown of Wash
ington, United States commissioner of
education and former Michigan edu
cator, was reecntly appointed chan
cellor of New York university to suc
ceed the Rev. Dr. Henry Mitchell Mac
Cracken. resigned.
Dr. Brown was born at Klantone,
Chautauqua county. New York, in 1861.
His education was received at the Illi
nois Normal university, the University
of Michigan and the University of
Halle, in Germany, with the supple
mentary honor of the degree of LL. D.
from both Columbia and Wesleyan
universities.
HIb life work has been that of an
educator, begun as teacher in public
schools of IllinolB and Michigan and
afterwards as professor of science and
art in teaching in the University of
Michigan and University of California.
He has published several works on
educational subjects.
Man's Rights.
That man who has applied for a di
vorce because his wife kicks over tbe
pail of hot water he uses when he is
scrubbing the kitchen floor will have
the smpathy of the public. She in
terferes unwarrantably with his
rights as a husband and as a man.
IN PRIESTHOOD FIFTY YEARS
ways been one of hardship and the future cardinal had four years of it. I*
1872 he was made bishop of Richmond and in 1877 was named as assistant
to the archbishop of Baltimore, Rt. Rev. James Roosevelt Bayley, and suc
ceeded to that see on the latter^ death the same year. He was elevated t®
the cardlnalate in 1886.
Recently the cardinal, who is a deep student of public affairs, gave hjs
views upon the evils of the day and named the desecration of the Sabbath,
gross and systematic election frauds and the unreasonable delay In our
criminal courts and the numerous subterfuges by which certain criminals
evade the execution of the law, as among the most dangerous to us aa a
people.
The cardinal's life has been one of great simplicity and purity. He la &
great lover of the United States and its Institutions and has done much to
make us better known and appreciated in Europe. He Is prudent both In
speech and action and has been noted throughout his career for his singular
candor.
LEWIS AT WORK IN A MINE
After fourteen years as an officer of
the miners' organization, Thomas L.
Lewis has resumed work with a pick
and shovel, although he was offered
$10,000 a year as writer. He is No.
162—or, at least, that's what his check
is numbered—and he is working in
Room 13 in a mine near Bridgeport,
Ohio, with his "buddy" of former
years. Sly Price. Lewis was for three
years secretary of the Ohio state or
ganization, eight years national vice
president and three years national
president.
"See for yourself if they are blis
tered," Lewis smiled, when asked if
the work was not hard on his hands.
Only a few scratches showed on the
palms that for several years have
wielded a pen Instead of a pick.
"No, I am not tired," he continued.
"The first day went hard with me,
and my steps lagged a trifle when I
started home, but cow I finish the
day in good shape.
"I am going to stick to the work. I
like it. I like to be witli the men who
trusted me with the most Important office within their gift, and the lure oC|
high salaries offered to me by one or two newspapers and magazines will not!
turn" me from my purpose."
"My wife tried to prevail on me to stay out of the mines, but I could not1
resist the call of the old life, and I feel that it Is my place to remain there!
with the boys. I announced some time ago that I would do so, and I intend'
to keep my word.
"You may say for me that I am not here to make a bluff good. I am earn-,
ing a living for my family. I am a miner and am proud of it. You may tell
the world that Tom Lewis is in the mines to stay as long as health permits.
"Of course I shall write for a magazine or two, as I hold contracts with
them, but it will be purely a side issue, while the mine will be my regular
occupation."
The pick and shovel Lewis used the first day were gifts from the miners
at the Columbus convention, but they have been supplanted by regular tools
purchased at a mine supply store In Bridgeport
YANKEE ADMIRAL IN LONDON
Capt. Gove is a New Hampshire man who entered the navy In 1871.
Recently he celebrated his 40th anniversary iji the service of Uncle Sam aa
one of those who go down to the sea in ships.
BROWN CHOSEN CHANCELLOR
He has been United States commissioner of education since 190C.
A Syllogism.
Marriage io a lottery. A lottery is
Illegal. Therefore marriage is illegal
—L. T. H.. in Llpplncott'3
Favor Dteath Penalty.
A popular vote on the question.
"Are you in favor of the death pen
alty?" conducted by a Parisian paper,
resulted three to one in favor of
"Yes."
I
The most remarkable civic demon
stratton ever given in honor of a
clergyman in this country was that
recently held in Baltimore in tribute
to Cardinal Gibbons, the occasion be
ing the celebration of the 50th anni
versary of his ordination to th«
priesthood and the 25th anniversary
of his elevation to the cardinate. Th»
distinguished churchman In whose
honor this remarkable celebration
was held In seventy-seven years old.
He was born in Baltimore, received
his early education in Ireland, the
land of his fathers, and after a col
legiate and theological course in thl»
country was ordained to the priest
hood in 1861. His life since has been
tirelessly spent in the service of re
ligion. He traveled the Carolinas as
vicar apostolic, with the rank of bish
op, when railroads were unknown and:
the bridle path did duty for the road.
Missionary life in that region baa air­
When America's first dreadnought,
the Delaware, steamed out of the har
bor at New York on her way to Eng
land, she had on board Rear Admiral
Charles E. Vreeland, who was duly
accredited as naval representative of
the United States at tbe coronation of
King George V. He acted as naval
aid to John Hays Hammond, special
ambassador of this country in attend
ance at that notable event.
Admiral Vreeland has been in the
naval service since 1866 and is one of
the most popular men ip the depart
ment. Choice fell on him because of
his good record and the fact that he
has been in the fullest confidence of
the navy department for years. Ad
miral Dewey was first selected for the
duty. He is now seventy years old
and be declined. Admiral Vreeland
was logically the next man to be con
sidered.
The Delaware is now our largest
oattleshlp and it happened that she
was the biggest ship in line at the naval review. The vessel is of 20,000
tons displacement., has a speed of 21 knots an hour, can develop 25,000 horse
power and cost $5,702,757. Her main batteries consist of 10 guns of 12-inch
and 14 of 5-lnch bore. The crew numbers 900 and Capt. Charles A. Gove
in command. She is one of several dreadnoughts now being constructed for™
our navy.
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Classification of Bachelors.
The tax on bachelors in Wisconsin
is classed as a tax on unimproved
property.
The Great Thing.
The great thing in life is not so
much where do we 'stand, but what are
we standing for—why don't we go
ahead?
Forgetting the Middleman.
Hiram Hayrick (In city cafe look
ing over menu)—Tomatoes twenty
cents. Does that mean by the peck
or half bushel?
Newspapers In United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom has about two
thousand five hundred newspapers.
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