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This proposition of party oiidorsomoiils i.s gutting to tlio
place where it should have been all along. There was a
time when party conventions, groat and small, would pass
flaming resolutions endorsing every patron saint thai they
had hoard of in their party from Trosidont to School Direc
tor, whether good or bad, regardless of his services in office
or character out of office. Jt has now come to pass that the
independent thinker goes to the conventions and is not put
ty in tho hanjls of a few, to say "aye" to every motion mndo
by a hooler, or applaud every mention of a congressman or
a senator of his party.
Tho promptings to tfieso
a certain Kopublican county convention hold in Slubenville
Tuesday of last week. The delegates fought all day in scath
ing oratory for a::d against endorsing Senator .J. V. Forakor,
resulting finally in striking-his name from tho roll of honor
by a vote of 27 to 17.
The action of this obscure convention was in no wise
important nor a fixture in the affairs of state or national poli
tics. It could not make or unmake a senator, whether for
or against him, but it manifests the great spirit of right and
of intelligent, independent thinking that is s eeping over
this land of tho free. The people are not as if moulded in
putty these days. They are thinking. They know what
they want before they vote, not filled with regret afterward.
The little county convention at Stubenvillo, as was before
said, does not mean much tangibly, but it may be tho em
bryo of a move against a Senator that is misrepresenting a
people, and favoring a few great corporations.
us s ia.
X Russia tho Jewish question is pre-eminently a POLITICAL
one. The chief enemy of tho Russian Jews is Russian official
dom, which holds EVERY Jew to he a revolutionist. This
view has its irrefutable evidence in the history of the Russian
revolutionary movement. The proportion of so called polit
ical criminals among the Jews in the Russian movement of emancipa
tion is very great.
In Russia the Jews are revolutionists to a greater extent then any
where else. Everything is done to stilie them, to kilL their bodies
AXD THEIR SOULS, but the wonderful vitality of that race does
not yield to the pressure of evil powers, and its intellectual alertness,
its quick, warm impressiveness only ADAPTS ITSELF TO THE i
It is impossible to enumerate all of the means the officials used in '
their efforts to suppress the Jews, but the results are the very opposites
of what they aimed at. The Jews stand in the front rank of the intel-'
lectual opposition, and from the very beginning of the open fighc with
the Russian government the Jews perished by hundreds in the prisons,
in Siberia and in tho Russian fortresses.
Everything that concerns the Jewish question in Russia can bo
formulated thus: The Russian government persecutes the Jews so furi- i
ously BECAUSE IT REGARDS TIIEM AS ITS MOST AC-1
TIVE OPPONENTS. This was not long ago confirmed by Serghi3 i
Witte, who in his address to the Jewish deputation literally said:
"If Jews should happen to get into the douma they must not dis-1
cuss there the general politics of the empire, but ONLY THEIR
But in Russia the f oolhardiness of Sergius Witte as well ns his inso
lence is well known to everybody. It is an old story.
Having its root in the politics of the government, anti-Semitism has !
not penetrated into Russian society because theso two forces are '
IRRECONCILABLY HOSTILE to each other, and that which the
one sanctions the other rejects. Tho intelligent elements of Russia are
at present not infected with the poison of anti-Semitism: thuy know '
very Avell thf role which the Jews playtin tho Russian revolution.
BUT I MUOT 3AY, TO MY GREAT SORROW, THAT THE rtU83;AN
INTELLIGENT PUBLIC NEVER CONDUCTED ITSELF IN DELATION
TO THE JEWS AS IN JUSTICE IT SHOULD HAVE DONE-
People Should Elect !
Senators and. Judges)
By Chief Justice WALTER. CLARK of North Cirollna
CHE senate should bo made-.elective by tho people, and in the i
election of a president thoolectoral vote of each state should
be divided PRO RATA ACCORD LTG- TO THE POP
ULAR VOTE. This would destroy tho system of a few
pivotal great states from which alomo from tho scheme of our govern-1
inont presidents might bo chosen, which invite the CONCENTRA
TION OF MONEY to carry thoso-states, Tor instance, you will)
fiud that for tho first forty years of our national life presidents came
only from Virgiuia and Massachusetts, while since 1800 they have
como only from New York, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Li the interim,
New York and Tennessee supplied tho presidents for sixteen years.
But it will never do to elect tho president by ballot PER CAPITA
from tho whole Union AS ONE DISTRICT, because tlitawould in
vito fraud and lead to civil war,
I think that the national judiciary shouldlbe shorn of much of il3
arbitrary power of vetoing the action o congress by declaring it illegal
or unconstitutional, Tne power totake tins action was never granted
by more than three states in tho convention of J 787, 'As u inattar of
Himple fact, tho judges have arrogated this power to thoznselvea
WITHOUT ANY WARRANT IN LAW. As nut tan stand thoy,
havo the right by tho irretrievubleivotqiof five niemto netwwide tho acta
of president and congress,
THIS POWER 8HOULD NOT BE GRANTED UNUZ89 THK JU
DICIARY 18 ELECTED BY .THK POTPU1AR VOTK
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Special Washington Letter.
THE It IS Is one tiling happening nnd
another which tho newspapers
say Is about to happen which
inny have far reaching effect on
the politics of the Immediate future.
The one now happening Is that the In
dependent circuit attorney of Boston Is
buttling the Massachusetts legislature
over the coals in a maimer never
equaled In this land of the free ami
home of the bruve. He summoned over
200 members of that body before him
to purge themselves of corruption a
wholesale performance certainly. Tom
Lnwson or somebody else charged that
the entile legislature Is corrupt, nnd the
circuit attorney, acting on that hint,
has spread his net to catch nil legisla
tive sinners. But if more than 200 mem
bers of tho legislature of Massachu
setts are criminals, people wllf begin to
Inquire what we are coming to. The
chances are that no such number are
guilty; btit, upon the theory that where
there Is so much smoke there must be
some Are, the circuit attorney may dig
up enough material to turn the politics
of the old Bay State topsy turvy. In
deed, men have made themselves gov
ernors with much less to work on than
corruption in the Massachusetts legis
lature. In that connection it must bo
remembered also that politics In Mas
sachusetts Is already much disturbed
by reason of the agitation in. favor of
tariff revision. Taken all In all, the
G. O, P. is in a bad way In Massachu
setts. The thing which the newspapers de
clare Is on the tapis Is even more as
tonishing than the foregoing, and that
is that President Roosevelt and Sena
tor Penrose of Pennsylvania have en
tered Into an alliance offensive and de
fensive, growing out of the fight to
keep Barnes out of the Washington
postoliice. Such an alliance would star
tle the country, for Penrose stands
forth as the personification of the worst
sort of machine politics, while the pres
ident has won all his honors as an nntl
machlnist. Quay's mantle fell on the
Penrose shoulders. It appears that he
Is too small to wear It. Last year the
Republicans lost the state by 100,000,
though they carried it by more than
500,000 majority in 100-1. This year's
spring elections went against them.
That they are badly scared is well
known; hence their desire for Colonel
Huosevelt's help. If he gives it, he will
stun many of his admirers.
Buckeye Grafters Foiled.
One of the most idiotic and wicked
political moves of this or any other
age has just been foiled by public
opinion in Ohio. It is well known
that the people of that state, grow
ing weary of the domination of the
Cox-Dick-IIerrlck aggregation, rose up
last year In their might and hurled '
them from power. Investigations by
the state senate have dragged to light
the stupendous grafting of the gang In '
Cincinnati partially. It could have
been said "wholly" but for the fact
that the courts interfered with the in
vestigations. As it I.s, hundreds of
thousands of loot have been recovered
to the city nnd county trensurles, and
from what has been accomplished peo
ple may conclude what would have
been done had the courts not Inter
fered. I am, of course, not passing
judgment on the courts. They may
have been acting according to the con
stitution and the Inw, but whether
right or wrong the not effect was to
shield certain persons from Investiga
tion who were much in need of shield
ing. Part of the results of the gen
eral uprising of the Ohio people last
year was tho election of a Democratic
governor, I'nttlson. He is a man of
high social, business and political char
acternone better In tho state. Short
ly before his Inauguration his health
became vory bad aud Is bad yet,
though lie Is Improving. Aided by wise,
aud faithful lieutenants he has dis
charged his gubernatorial duties to the
satisfaction of every decent man In tho
state, but tho Republican otticehnlders,
who somehow concluded that they held
public portions by fee simple title nnd
who were about to be displaced by
Governor Pattlson, were much dis
gruntled and formed a conspiracy to
have a Republican Judge oust him from
otllce on the ground that he Is Incap
able of discharging his functions. Just
as they were congratulating them
selves on the prospective success of
their coupd'etut news of their plans
leaked out. Suddenly
There ioe o wild u yell
A all the Heads from heaven that fell
llud pealed the banner cry of hell.
Decent Republicans and Independ
ents Joined with Democrats In such a
stern and angry protest that the ras
cally conspirators, took to cover. Many
of them swore falsely that they had
nothing to do with It, and tho perpe
tration of this monstrous crime was
cquipletely fmatruted. Of course the
foul scheme was concocted because the
lieutenant governor who would liavo
succeeded Pattlson In the gubernato
rial olllco Is a Republican. The gall
exhibited In the transaction will be
better understood when It Is remem
bered that the doings of these Repub
lican oUlclnls who were conspiring to
just (J overn or Pattlson were largely
responsible for the uprising lust year
which made him governor. To this
complexion has come tho party of
Salmon Portland Chase, John Slier
matt, Joshua R. aiddlugs, hjutt lieu
The Work of the Law Makers Analyzed J
By One of the Master Minds in Congress.
Massachusetts Republicans In a
Bad Way-A Schema That Palled.
The Bully Abroad - Our Umpire
In Asia swss
Wade and their gigantic compeers.
It's only a abort time since the Repub
licans of Colorado stole a governor
ship, only a few years since the eight
to seven commission stole the presi
dency and fewer still since a Repub
lican senate stole two United States
ueuatorshlps from Montana. So theso
Buckeye rascals concluded they would
add another chapter of grand larceny
to history. To their amazement ami
disgust, they found that there is such
a thing as a moral sense among Ojilo
Republicans and that when amused It
Is a dangerous thing to fool with.- Will
Ohiouus vote to leplnce Uiese wicked
conspirators? By voting the Repub
lican ticket this fall they will do so.
Dispatches from the orient say that
General Leonard Wood is preparing
his troops In, the Philippines for an In
vasion of China should occasion arise.
Sensible folks who believe In every
man's ntteudiug to his own affairs In
this world and In letting the other fel
low severely alone and who believe
furthermore that that rule of conduct
applies to nations as well as to indi
viduals will wonder why we should bo
llxlng to invade the Celestial Empire.
"Oh, but we have become a world
power and must do as other world
powers do," Is the answer to our sug
gestion that we would be better off by
adhering to our more than a century
old policy of avoiding entangling alli
ances with old world powers, Just as
If we had not been n world power ever
since Jefferson made the Louisiana
purchase. It would no doubt add to
General Wood's newspaper notoriety
to command an expedition to Peking,
but what good would that quixotic
achievement do us or anybody else?
Why should we be fools enough to
pull the chestnuts out of the tire for
Great Britain aud the other Insatiable
European land grabbers? Why will
not we learn any lesson whatsoever
from the experience of others from
the well established truths of history?
We have just about as much business
Invading China as we have to Invade
Scotland, Ireland, England or Siberia,
and we would be just as slow to In
vade China as we would tb?se others
If we believed her to be as able to repel
invasion. Some of these days some
body who Invades China will get a
most astounding walloping. She will
wake up just as certainly as Japan did
and 500,000,000 Chinese can when they
are so minded put an army into the
Held greater In numbers than all the
subjects of the mikado, counting even
babes in arms. What this country
needs In the conduct of Its public af
fairs Is much less jingoism and much
more common sense. The bully who
swaggers around with a chip on his
shoulder will ultimately find somebody
to knock It off.
The Preiident's Great nnd Farsighted
Carlos Morales, ex-president of the
Santo Domingo republic (?), with whom
President Roosevelt established a mo
dus vlveudl without the consent of the
senate and who was pronounced by
Colonel ItoMevelt to be a "great and
farseelug statesman" and who uncere
moniously und literally took to the
woods, leaving our presldeut with the
bag to hold, is at It again. Late dis
patches from Porto Rico say that Mo
rales is arranging a filibustering ex
pedition against his beloved country,
which he quit for Its good and to save
his own ueck. Of course his object Is
to repossess himself of the govern
ment, If government there be In that
accursed Island. As a matter of fact,
he Is a common bandit and was no
more elected president of the republic
of Santo Domingo than Colonel Roose
velt was elected nhkoond of Swatt.
He simply grabbed the executive otllce
vl et urmes. The best thing that
could happon to him would be that
somobody should till his hldo full of
lead. The dispatches aforementioned
Inform us, furthermore, thut our gun
boats ure patrolling the Domlulcun wa
ters to protect American Interests
thut is to say, to police Hunto Domlugo.
Why not bring them home and permit
theso pestilent marauders to butcher
each other to their hearts' content?
The more they kill each other the bet
ter for tho world. What they are
pleased to denominate revolutions are
nothing more or less than tights be
twixt small parties of thieves, cut
throats and freebooters, the leaders of
which become generals all, though the
chances are that If all the so called
Doinlnlcui! soldiers who have been en
gaged In nil the revolutions In the last
ten years were bunched there would
not be enough of them to constitute n
full brigade. It's a nice mess Into
which the modus vlveudl got us!
"Our Aslatlo Empire,"
Advices from Manila are by no
means reassuring. Quite the contrary,
We were repeatedly told by General
Otis and all tho other generals who
have commanded In what certain hila
rious aud palpitating patriots term "our
Asiatic empire" that "peace reigns In
the Philippines" und that It was as Bafo
to travel through the islands as to
walk, the streets of Washington, which
may be true, for assaults of ull sorts
on unprotected females In this town
are becoming dangerously frequent.
That peace does not reign lu tho Will.
Ipplues, or, to us the precise lingo of
the geuerals, the Philippines are nor
"Daeltlwl," Is demonstrated by the mar.
tlul exploit of General Wood on Mount
Dnjo and by tho further fact that
towns and cities arc being looted In
the Island of Luzon within a few tulles
of the city of Mnnlln. Of course It
goes without saying that the Moros
whom Dr. Wood encountered on Mount
Dnjo are "paellleil" most thoroughly.
A few bullets planted In the vital part
of man, woman or child usually has
n pacifying effect. But wo need not
deceive ourselves. The Filipinos who
are "pacified" belong to two classes
thoso who have been killed and those
who arc on the governmental payroll.
Even all of the second class are not
"pacified" nnd are ready nt any time
to take to the bush and light our
troops. So In all human probability
will It be till the crack of doom. Aud
our vaunted "Asiatic empire" what Is
it? A littii) plat of land about half as
big as the state of Missouri. Even of
that little patch not more than one
tenth Is cultlvutable. If old Dr. Frank
lin, about whose wisdom so much Is
being said just now, could revisit tho
glimpses of the moon and learn the
facts about "our Asiatic empire" he
would propound this question: "My
children, are 'you not paying too much
for the Philippine whistle?"
A Heroic Micsourian.
Mlssourlans are to the fore In every
field of human endeavor. Lieutenant
General John C. Bates, lately retired,
Is one of my constituents. Dr. H. S.
Prltchett, a Mlssourlan, head of the
' Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
, Is the highest salaried educator In
' Amerlcn. Dr. Thomas J. J. Lee, nn
! oiher of my constituents, Is the most
famous living astronomer. Now comes
another of my ex-constituents, who
rendered heroic service at San Fran
cisco. Colonel John W. Jacks, one of
my most valued editorial constituents,
briefly relates the story In the Mont
gomery Standard In this wise:
When all others had deserted their
posts at tho San Francisco mint during
the earthquake one man stayed there to
protect the property of the govern
ment and by his good sense and prompt
action saved the government many thou
sands of dollars. That one man was a
Mlssourlan, John M. McClure, and for
merly from Montgomery county, lie once
edited the Wide Awake In Wellsvllle and
from there went to California, whore he
was editing a paper when Cleveland was
elected. He secured an appointment dur
ing the Cleveland administration and has
been detailed to service at tho San Fran
cisco federal stations ever since. It Is
probable that his action In this San Fran
cisco matter will result in his promotion
to a much mqre lucrative Job than the
one he has been holding. The Mlssourl
ans, and especially the Montgomery coun
ty Mlssourlans, very often come to tho
front at perilous places and at trying
Not a Candidate.
Grover Cleveland says he will not un
der any circumstances be a presidential
candidate. William Jennings Bryan
from Egypt writes his Fldus Achates,.
Colonel Moses C. Wetmore of St. Louis,
that he will do nothing to secure a
nomination, but he docs not go so far as
to say that he will not accept a nomi
nation. In the meantime William Ran
dolph Hearst is doing much business
at the old stand and at several new
stands. The Republican presidential
pot has been boiling audibly ever since
"the melancholy days of November,"
1004. Now the Democratic pot Is be
ginning to simmer. PerhqpB the spring
I weather hus somewhat to do with it.
A Sage Remark.
During the debate In the house on the
railrond rate bill Mr. Page of North
Carolina in the' course of n most excel
lent speech made a remark which con
tained a great deal of wisdom nnd
which deserves more attention than
has been bestowed upon It. It was to
the effect that what Is needed Is a
stricter enforcement of what laws wo
have rather than tho enactment of new
laws. In a general way he was un
doubtedly correct. For example, nil
along there has been abundance of law
on the New York stntute books to hind
every Insurance thief nnd grafter In the
penitentiary as well as every election
crook aud every malefactor of every
kind and degree.
The Democrats In combination with
certain patriotic Republicans of Rhode
Island have made up their minds
throw off the Aldrlch yoke. Aldrlch
himself Is not up for re-election to the
senate this year, but Wotmoro Is. A
certnl'i witty newspaper man not long
ago said, "There are a million reasons
why Wetmore should be reelected."
Of course he meant Wetmore's million
of dollars. If they had a fair, decent
and modern apportionment lu Rhode
Island for legislative purposes, tho
Aldrlch-Wotinoro comblue could bo
easily overthrown, As It Is, by tho rot
ten borough system a legislature lu
elected by about 18 per cent of the
voters, which makes It decidedly up
hill work for the Democrats aud their
reform Ropubllcuu allies. Every lover
of the republic will wish (hem a hearty
godspeed lu their laudable, uudertuk.
Governor Robert h, Taylor, tho next
United States senator from Tennessee,
who defeated the brllllaut Carmuek, Is
perhaps already as well known as any
mmi umoiig the conscript fathers. Ex
represBntatlve In congress, ex-governor
of Tennessee, after serving three
terms, one of the most popular lectur
ers In the land, editor of Bob Taylor's
Magazine, lie has perhaps as large an
acqualutauce as any public man lu
America except Roosevelt ami Bryan.
Those who suppose that ho la a skillful
tiddler and n happy story toller mere
ly that und nothlug more are egregl
oualy mistaken, lie Is an orntnr nf
rare power aud will not take a back
teat In the house of the ancients.
A Fearless French Soldier Whose Hair
Belonged to Hlilory.
It was a singular tact that Mar
shal Canrobcrt, tho last of the
French murshnls, oilcrcd in himself
n constant example of the violations
of the regulations of the army in
which ho was so conspicuous an tilli
cor. Throughout, almost tho wholo
of liis military service Cnnrohert
wore his long hair flowing "down
upon his shoulders, nnd this hair
was a sort of oriflarnnic to the sol
diers. But over since the year 1833 tho
French army regulations have posi
tively required that every officer nnd
soldier shall wear closely cut hair,
"without any tufts, curls or ringlets
whatsoever," and severe penalties
urc provided for persistence in lct
tinc the hnir crow long.
Canrobcrt had a proftlso mass of
hair, which he was very 'proud of.
It wus cropped to his great grief
when ho went into the military
school of St. Oyr in 1S2G, hut when
us a young officer he went into tho
Algerian war in 1835 he profited by
the relaxation of many regulations
there to let his hair grow down his
shoulders again. Several years later,
also in Algeria, Colonel Canrobcrt,
bareheaded, led a heroic charge nt
Zaatcha, and hi3 long, floating hair
in tho thick of the combat served
U3 a rallying sign to tho zouaves as
they swarmed through the breach.
After this war Canrobert's head
of hair had alrendy become so fa
mous that no superior ventured to
command him to cut it off, though
General Pelissier, who hated him,
once called him "professor" in a
cafe in Paris, and by way of excuse
affected to have mistaken him for a
doctor of philosophy on account of
1 The Emperor Napoleon III. did
once venture to remonstrate with
Canrobert for wearing long hair.
The marshal's response was very
"Sire," ho said, "my hair belongs
to history !"
He did not cut it. It floated all
through the French and German
war, becoming legendary among the
soldiers. Long since it became snow
white and fell upon the old mar
shal's shoulders in his declining
days, and it clustered about them as
his body lay in state in Paris.
The Barrow family possessed a
dog named Growler. If addressed
politely, Growler instantly obeyed all
reasonable commands, but if spoken
to crossly the sensitive dog crept
under the sofa and sulked. At such
times as she wished to be alone it
was Mrs. Barrow's habit to hold the
door open and remark courteously
to the discriminating animal,
"Please go out, my dear.' And
Growler, wagging a cheerful tail,
One evening while Mrs. Barrow
sat reading by her evening lamp a
large June bug entered the room
and behaved as June bugs usually
do. The absentminded lady, con
scious of the disturbance without
fully realizing what caused it, rose
abstractedly, politely opened the
door and, to the great delight of the
family, murmured gently :
"Please go out, my dear."
Headed Off Future Scandals.
A somewhat domineering judge
who formerly held an appointment
in a small colony was sole occupant
of the bench, so he carried every
thing his own way. Oho day a
member of the local bar disputed his,
ruling upon a certain point and up
pealed to printed authority in sup
port of his position, and the judge's
account of the incident, as given
by himself, is said to be this:
"Would you believe it, one of my
own bar had the impertinence to tell
mo that he was right and I was
wrong, and he appealed to a law
book to support him, his own book
and the only one in tho colony?"
"And what did you do?" was the
natural question. 'What did 1 do ?"
wus the indignant answer. "There
was only one thing to do. I bor
rowed the book from him and lost
it, bo that wo shall hear no more
Bcandal of that kind."
An Indian Shampoo.
Muny city men regard a shampoo
as a city luxury of modern times.
I Yet the shampoo is moro common
with some Indians than with us, and
they enjoy it oftoner than we do,
says George Wharton James in Good
Health. Tho Indian's 'wife takes
, tho root of the amolc, inncorutcs it
I aud then beats it up and down in a
. bowl of water until n most delicious
J and soft lather results, and tlion
her liege lord stoops over tho bowl
. and she shampoos his long hair and
scalp with vigor, neatness, skill and
I dispatch. I havo been oporatcd upon
by tho best adopts in London, Paris
and Now York, and I truthfully
a Hi r m that a white man has much to
learn in tho way of skillful manipu
lation, effective rubbing of the sculp
and delicious silkiness of tho hair
if ho knows no other than such
shampooing as I received.
"Wiseaker says ho is a skeptic
that he has no faith in anything,"
"I wouldn't be surprised, Tie be
lieves in himself." Baltimore
"It's a great thing to be single."
"We bachelors realize that,"
"But not as a married man doe,
Is It Coupled With Lova or Woaltli or
What is happiness? 11 all de
pends upon what you consider hap
piness, Tho peasantry of the con
tinent place money possession fur
uboro all other gmtrcet of happi
ness. Woman, art, music power,
ambition, are absolutely nothing to
tho peasant of Franco or lluiignry
compared with possession of money.
Bulsuo, in "Eugcnio Grandot," has
drawn this terrible passion in tho
j character of old Gruiulet, who lived
and died for one thing money.
Tho Greeks despised people who
liked to live alone, the Cyclops, ar
guing that they could not bo happy.
Yet Diogenes of Corinth, according
to Dionysius, was perfectly happy,
for he had learned a rccipu for hap
piness "Despise the world, despise
self, despise being despised." Why
the Greeks were the happiest people
the world saw was because they
lived a life of only one dimension,
while people today live in three or
more the state, society nnd the
To use a musical simile, the an
cient Greek life was a legato; ours
is a staccato. The Greek 'life was
like n andante of Mozart; ours is
like a furious, agitating scherzo. In
some countries life is not only stac
cato, but ten times worse.
The middle ages invented women.
In ancient Greece women hud no
standing at all. Plato knew nothing
of the notion that v omen might
make man happy.
Love is full of the most amazing
contrasts and contradictions the
dark man passionately admires the
blond woman, the short man the
amazon, the man of the north tho
beauty of the south. The young
man whose youth has been solitary
is shocked when he meets a young
girl full of life und briskness. Ilo
should have do need and amused
himself with tho society of women.
Men always love the same type. No
matter how many different women
they love, the type never vuries.
The opposite of love is ambition.
Men after forty or fortj'-flvo and
women after twenty-five or thirty
lose love and acquire ambition.
Lecture of Dr. Einil Ueich in Lon
don. He Did It Well.
During the civil war a Mr. Wer
tenberger kept u restaurant in a
central Indiana town. As all com
modities were high at that period,
in consequence of an inflated cur
rency, his pie crust had no moro
shortening in it than was absolutely
necessary, lard costing 2i cents n
pound and more. One day a tran
sient customer cauio in and called
for pie, which was served to him, and
he set out to devour it forthwith.
But the crust was so short of short
ening that he could not get his fork
through it. Ho si niggled with it
manfully for a few minutes and
then laid down his knife and fork in
"Mr. Landlord," he declared at
length, "I'd like to know who in
thunder tans your pies!" Every
Worry a Dfpeaso.
Every one knows innumerable '
reasons why it is foolish to worry,
the chief one being perhaps that it
is so utterly useless, out science has
added a new reason which is worth
considering. It not only states
that worry will kill, but explains
why it will kill. Worry is a dis
ease of tho brain, a disease which
destroys certain cells of the brain,
often beyond repair. Like an en
emy in the aight, worry creeps upon
the brain and begins its sledge ham
mer process of destruction. The
vitality of the delicate organism is
slowly destroyed. Nature may re
pair the destruction if worry comes
at intervals, but worry Is u habit and
its power grows each time that it is
Everybody Ready V Dickor.
Many years ago in central .Maine
a man started out to sell oilcloth ta
ble covers throughout the country
at 50 cents u cover. After traveling
all day without selling one a happy
thought struck him. lie would
charge a dollar nnd take half tho
pay in enstoff shoes. The result
wus that people imagined they were
getting some return, from their old
shoes, and thero was a general ran
sacking of attics, and table covers
went like hot cakes. But tho old
shoes? Well, wherever he found n
convenient hole bosido tho road, out
of sight, ho pulled up his cart und
dumped tho lot.
An Apropos Suagejtion.
Ho wus undoubtedly a very
wicked little hoy, and although his
mother had plentifully besprinkled
his bedroom with texts he still kept
on his boyish cscupudos, necessitat
ing a frequent use of the cane.
"Ma," ho inquired thoughtfully one
day after a rather more severe
thrashing thun usual, "don't you
think you might movo tho cuno
from behind 'Love One Another'
and put it at tho baok of Vo Need
Thee Every Hour?"'
The Kind It Was.
Mrs, Askitt I heard you had a
Burpriso party at your house yesterr
Mrs. Tollitt (absently) Yes; my
husband guYO me $10 without my
asking for it, San Francisco Call,
Not to Bo Told.
Wife John, you've been drink
ing. Oh, I can tell.
Husband Well, don't do it,
m'deur. Lct'sh keep it a family
hecret. Philadelphia Ledger.