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Good morrow. iW*
are you the father of,
Santos-Duuiont Is now I .iig j n a
divorce case. Perhaps the I thinks
he Jo too flr • ' :
The government ttl'ght l>e able to
■Ink a good d'iil of money, judging
from the sub'np.vine-boat scandal.
Tbtf German Bmpress Is now having
■ter dresses made in Paris. This looks
like a bad slap at the "Made-ln-Ger
A woman with, a new dress that is
becoming isn't satisfied until the man
she likes best or the woman she' likes
least has seen it.
Love potions have figured in a New
York divorce case. Every now and
then the dark ages show slgus ot lin
Somebody has been forging J. Pier
pont Morgan's name to checks and get
ting money on them. This is not only
criminal but sacrilegious.
The worst tiling that l)r. lOliot and
Dr. Shrady have done Is to let loose
a horde of irresponsible, meddlesome
and highly imaginative statisticians.
Over in Russia a large number of
writers have demanded the abolition
of the press censor. Let us hope they
have their furs ready for the trip to
The Minnesota physicians hold that
those with weak hearts should be re
strained from kissing. The inhibition
should also include those with strung
When little Prince George of Wales
was baptized the other day he yelled
like a young wild eat and seemed to
be half scared to death. Royalty has
to grow on a person, like whiskers.
There is talk in France of reviving
the Dreyfus case with a view to fully
rehabilitating the former prisoner of
Devil's Island. Evidently the French
military authorities deal out justice 011
the Installment plan.
"Have the courage of your Ignorance
and never be ashamed to say that you
don't know." is the motto of a man
who is continually learning. Indeed,
, the first step toward knowledge is to
be conscious of ignorance.
It is much easier to "say kind things"
than to come out boldly on questions
which concern the public weal. Say
ing "kind things" is well enough, but
there are occasions when the mealy
mouthed person becomes tiresome to
When a man who ruined himself by
being a "good fellow" runs away and
then comes back to pay his debts lie
gets a column on the first page; but
the thousands of other men who are
such good fellows that they pay right
along have to wait to get an agate
notice in the obituary column.
Max Nordau inclines to the belief
that the American people are degon
erates. What makes his opinion the
more Interesting is the fact that he
has gracefully narrowed this thing
dowu until he now holds that lie is
about the only fellow in the vlneyanl
who Is not a degenerate, whereat the
rest of the world seems somewhat re
Th(?re Is a grout tendency lu the
present time towards eager pursuit of
luxurious living. Every man seems
■training every nerve to outdo some
oue else in showy appearance. He
builds his house, not for comfort and
convenience, but to have it cost more
and make more imposing appearance
than his neighbor. Dress, furnishing,
equipages, style of living or giving of
entertainments are all based upon how
they will strike other people rather
than what will gratify one's owu per
sonal tastes. If we would have a more
real foundation to our prosperity as a
nation we need to seek greater sim
plicity in our lives.
When you go to Europe you .may
now travel by rail from the head of
the Qulf of Bothnia to the Atlantic,
as the road connecting the iron mines
of Sweden with Victoria Haven, one
of Norway's open porta on the ocean,
has been completed. For two hundred
and thirty miles, or nearly its whole
length, the road lies north of the Arctic
circle. It has a station on that imag
inary line, and as the trains approach
It the brakeman calls out: "Next stop
Is Polar Circle!" and the passengers
alight and telegraph to their friends
from this interesting spot. The road
would not have been extended but for
the fact that the Gulf of Bothnia
freezes over in the wirter, making it
impossible to ship ore for more than
Jon* or five months each year. Nott
id can get Swed
at sedulously report
iety as represented by
.■ ut'ing ilit* cheerful tidings that
alidism and Idleness have gone out
. fashion. It Is not good form, they
say, for a woman to be "delicate" or
for a man to be without occupation.
Therefore he has ceased to decora to
the club windows, and die, having
taken up some outside interest beiitting
her renewed vigor, no longer sleeps
late, but* is ready to begin the business
of the day seasonably. My lady's ath
leticism seems to be reflected in the
fashions for I!H>.'J, If it did not even
shape them. High collars, tight sleeves
and trailing street gowns have "gone
out," and loose gloves and shoes are
worn. Perhaps It is because slie lias
learned to care for her body tliat the
millionaire's wife has revised the fash
ion sof dinner-giving also. No modern
hostess thinks of offering twelve or lif
teen courses or serving six or eight
wines. Indeed, it Is asserted that so
ciety continually grows more temper
ate, and in one sen«e at least this is
true, for the dinner-table Is no longer
overloaded with silver or banked high
with flowers. Simplicity is the law,
and simplicity tends towards temper
ance. All these new fashions are in the
directlon of Improvement. So, above all.
Is the increasing tendency, noted by
society reporters, to frown upon gossip
as not being "good form." Probably the
truth Is that it never was, but that It
flourished because people had nothing
to do. When society took a notion to
be busy there was no time to talk
about other people's affairs, nor was
there inclination so to do. In some
more degeurate age society may recede
from this position, as It has receded in
the past. But although that rule of con
duct, not fo be Idle and not to gossip,
may cease to be good form, It will
never be anything but good sense.
Isn't this '"young man's age" busi
ness being a bit overdone? You can't
pick up a newspaper that doesn't con
tain .some allusion to the achievements
of the modern youth, while Roosevelt
and Emperor William have furnished
enough inspiration for young-man ed
itorials to float a battleship. We have
forgotten history. Every age since the
dawn of civilization has been the
young man's age. It was so In the be
ginning, and it will always be so. II
is the part of youth to do things. Over
a century ago Charles .lames Fox, at
20, was Lord of the English Admiral
ty. lie was dissolute and tricky, but
keen and able. His rival, William
Pitt, managed the office of Chancellor
of the Exchequer at 23 and was a Pre
mier of England at 24. Prince Ed
ward, at the age of 10, fought at the
battle of Crecy, in 1340, and led the
i%nglish army to great victory at 24.
At 10 Mozart was director of the Arch
bishop of Salzburg's orchestra. Re
member that, you who marvel at the
yjnith of Hoffman aud Kubelik. Da
vid, the shepherd boy, was a king at
18. aud James Watt made possible the
steam engine while a boy. Rafael had
finished his masterpiece at 33 and Cor
tex was master of Mexico at 30. Pat
rick Henry was a leader at 20, and
Schubert, he of the beautiful melodies,
was in his grave at 31. Napoleon, a
self-made man. swept the Austrlans
from Italy before he was 29. He had
his foot on Europe's neck while he
was still a young man. Alexander con
quered Persia at ?15, and Keuis, the
hostler's son. was singing sweet songs
at 20. Hums had done his work at
37 and Byron died at the age of 30.
There isn't any end to the list. It
should encourage the young man of to
day. Fame and greatness have been
for those who would win them in all
times. To-day there are more opportu
nities thau at any time in the world's
history. We haven't so many great ;
warriors, but our Napoleons are great
In the fields of industry and the arts
of peace, aud none tin* less truly great
If history shall have no page for them
aud coming generations forget their
Itailway Company'* l<o)(ie.
A woman in Belgium whose husband
had lust his life in a railway accident
received from (lie company 10,000
francs by way of compensation. Short
ly after she heard of a traveler who
had lost a leg and had been paid 20.000
francs. The widow at once put on her
| bonnet and shawl and went to the of
fice of the company.
"Gentlemen, how Is this'/" she asked.
"You give 20.000 francs for a leu and
you allowed tue only lO.OtHJ francs for
the loss of my husband."
"Madam." was the reply, according
to the New York Mail and Kxpress.
"the reason is plain. Twenty thousand
francs won't provide him with a leg.
but for 10,lH>0 francs you can get a hus
Lacking in Experience.
"llow many years does It take a
woman to learn not to talk to her hus
band while he's shaving?"
"I don't know. I've only been married
eight years.'—Pittsburg Dispatch.
When you hear one girl clerk say to
another. "Well, I Just had « pill." it
means she has Just waited on a vvrj
11l NEAR LOS ABU!)
THUGS KILL ONE AND WOUND
TWO IN STREET CAR ROBBERY.
A General Fight Took Place Between
Passengers and Thieves —It Is Be
lieved One Robber Was Killed—
Story of the Episode Told by C. A.
Henderson, a Passenger.
i.os Aiigeieb, ui., March 23. —i
utuuup ot a U uieeuic car ou cue ouiuu j
Muim.d tiue tnat xor uubperaie uuuu B
auryctobuu lat! uccu oi muKO auu .vict ;
zcr. wno bucct'abiuuy rouued a cat-.
iuuu ui pabbeu&eis uu uie Fasadena
nue a uioiiiii u&o, occurred ai uigut I
ju»t out&iue Hie city iiiaus. as a re
suit oi Uie light tuat followed betweeu
passengers and high way men, George
a. Uriswold was snot dead and two
other passengers wounded. It is be
lieved one of the highwaymen was
Information of the holdup first reach
j ed the police through Charles A. Hen
derson, who was a passenger on the
car. He tells the following story:
| "Hie car ieii ruunn auu iiroauway
at y: 05 p. m., for Santa Monica. At
lAUiCUtU btreel, abuui a quarter ot «
iiiHe outside tne cay limits, the cai
came to a stanustui because of some
obstructions across the rails. No
sooner had it stopped than three men
appeared, all wearing masks and with
neavy revolvers in tueir hands, whicu
tney trained upon tne carload of pas
sengers. "Hands up, everybody hands
up,' called out the highwaymen. 1
noticed that their guns were trained on
I the passengers standing, and as 11
was seated 1 thought 1 was safe in
making some move.
"1 shifted my revolver from my hip
| to an overcoat pocket, and a moment
later, when one of the men was not
more than five feet away, I opened
fire. 1 tired four shots point blauk at
his breast. The man fell, and I be
lieve he is mortally wounded. Imme
diately the other two highwaymen,
seeing their companion fall, opened
fire. A regular fusilade of shots fol
"I went across the car and jumped
off the opposite side and ran across
the field to the road. There I ran
across a horse and buggy tied to a
fence. I supposed it had been left
there by the highwaymen. I jumped
into the buggy and drove back to
During the fight between the rob
bers and passengers the motorman
turned on the current and made a run
at the obstructions on the track, throw
ing them aside and leaving the rob
bers behind. The car proceeded to
The entire police and detective force
of the city are out in search of the
That the United States Steel corpo
ration shows no sign of diminishing
business is clear from the fact that for
the March quarter the total net results
will be about $30,000,000, or $3,894,000
more than for the corresponding period
of last year. The net balance last year
after deducting the preferred dividend
and setting aside $30,625,000 for inter
est and depreciation, was $45,195,000,
or 8 per cent on the common stock
Assuming that $45,000,000 is set aside
this year for depreciation, improve
ments, interest, etc., and deducting
this from the estimated $136,547,000
for the year ending March 31, and $91,-
000,000 remains as the balance appli
cable to dividends. After paying $35,-
720,000, or 7 per cent on the preferred
there will remain $55,323,000, or nearly
12 per cent for the common stock, or
$10,200,000 more than last year.
Mad Father Used Knife.
Missoula, Mont., March 25.—Mad
dened to frenzy by the betrayal of his
daughter, J. L. Young, a ranchman i>t'
Ovando. so seriously stabbed Carl
Dowdell, a prominent young man, in
a room of the Missoula hotel that no
hope of saving his life is entertained.
Seven deep wounds in the abdomen
and lungs were inflicted with a pocket
knife. Young immediately surrender
ed 'to Sheriff Thompson, claiming that
his deed was justified in the sight of
God and man.
Coai Strike Continues.
Rossland, B. C., March 26. —A spe-!
rial from Fernie says: The miners'
vote here turned down the settlement!
approved of by the executive of district j
unions. No. 7, of Western Federation j
of Miners. The vote is reported a<?
168 to 20. Michel voted and by a close
majority agreed to the terms, while
Morrissey yesterday pronounced itself
almost as decidedly as did Fernie.
Many of the English speaking miners
here did not vote at all.
Hundred and One Millions.
Albany, N. Y.. March 26. —After an
entire day's debate upon the subject,
the senate by a vote of 38 ayes to 14
noes, passed the Davis-Bostwlck one ■
thousand ton barge canal bill, which
involves an outlay of $101,000,000. Alli
the negaUve votes were cast by repub
. —J. My Clothes are at
V M #llit
W NORTH YAKIMA,
Where Your's Ought to Be
. i m The only Thoroughly Equipped and Up-to-Da'
I JW | Plant in the County.
Wjl Kennewick Agency now at 5
AV J, I, SCOTT'S HEW CLOTHIHG ST' '
1!! The Stag 11! '
A GENTLEMAN'S RESORT.
Cigars. Tobacco, Soft Drinks. Beef Tea, Oyster Cocktails,
Bouillon, Light Lunches. A Good Pool Table.
Newspapers and Magazines on File. Fine Place for Rest
N. R. SYLVESTER, Proprietor.
fiiW'iiiiiWiiNlF A * R* GRAHAM, • Proprietor
Fresh Meats, .Sausage, Fish, Mince Meat. Up-tb-Date Shop
Second Street, Kennewick.
H. SCHIMKE, Prop. '
Sccond street, South.
Fine Bread. Short Order Lunches. Pastry.
Good Rigs. Draying and Delivering.
Otto F. Schrader,
Contractor aas Builder
Special attention to Fine Shop and Cabinet Work.
Plans and Specifications for all kinds of Buildings.
Office and Shop in Beach's Addition.
A Large Stock —
Of Lumber, Shingles, Lath, Cement, Posts, Wood, Coal,
Mouldings, Doors and Windows.
St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Yard
Land Clearing, Leveling and Fencing.
Has a full outfit of teams and tools for such work.
Get his bid before letting contracts for your work.
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