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FRAM READY TO GO THROUGH PANAMA CANAL
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$25,000 A YEAR; iSY MAN WORTH
MORE, IN SALARY, THAN THAT SUM?
Charles S. Mellen Brings Down Upon His Head a Perfect Torrent
of Arguments, Abuse and Ridicule by His Recent Declara
tion That No One, in His Opinion, can Be Worth More
to Any Corporaticn.
New York.-Twenty-five thousand
dollars a year-Is any man worth more
Charles S. Mellen. recently retired
as president of the New York, New Ha
ven & Hartford railroad, has brought
down upon his head a torrent of argu
ments, abuse and ridicule by his recent
declaration that no man, in his opin
ion, can be worth more than $25,000 a
year to any corporation.
How much would John D. Rockefel
ler be worth to some rival of the Stand
Charles 8. Mellen.
ard Oil company if the services of the
wizard of organization were for sale?
How much would a rival banking con
cern, or a foreign banking concern
have paid the late John Pierpont Mor
gan for seating himself at a desk in
their counting room a few hours every
How much could a shrewd business
man pay to have the epoch-making
brain of Thomas A. Edison at his beck
and call for 52 weeks?
Doesn't Woodrow Wilson earn his
salary of $75,00, a year, and a good bit
more? Isn't he worth as much as the
hereditary monarchs of Europe whose
yearly incomes run far into the mil
isn't Col. George W. Goettials. the
army engineer whj has probably saved
the United States $100,000,000 in the
building of the Panama canal, worth a
sum which would make 825,000 a year
look like an office boy's wages?
These and a thousand other search
ing questions are snowing under the
bold Mr. Mellen. So far, he hasn't
been able to find anybody to agree
with him-and probably won't.
"I believe the paying of tremendous
salaries to corporation officials is a
waste of money," asserted Mr. Mellen.
"I believe that no man in the co.untry
is worth more than $25,000 a year I
know that I would work fully as hard
for the New Haven railroad for $25.
000 as I did for $60,000 or $75,000."
That last statement is probably true.
Twenty-five thousand dollars a year
men aren't as a rule shirks. But the
New Haven railroad is afraid-literal
ly afraid-to pay Mr. Mellen's suo
cessor. Howard Elliott, $25,000 a year.
They're afraid some other railroad
WELL, BUT IN BED 55 YEARS
Mysterious Case of a French Woman
Whom Doctors Say is in
Parts.-Mlle. Lecaux. who has for
gfty years been living in the environs
of Paris and in perfectly good health,
huas remained abed for 55 years. The
reason is unknown. Some say it Is
hypochondria, others assign love at.
alrs uas the e.se, but be that as it
would coax Mr. Elli.~tt away from them
if they di:d. Mr. Elliott is said to get
$10.0,,000 a year-anl! Williamn Rockefel
ler, J. Pierpont Morgan, the younger,
a'nd several other shrewd gentlemen
who sit on the New Haven's board, of
fered him that to coax him cut of a
position at the head of the Northern
Pacific which itself brought him much
over Mr. 'Mellen's upper limit
So, as economists agree that the
worth of a thing is what it will bring
-there you are!
But old Chauncey M. Depew, who
was president of the New York Central
railroad so many years ago that most
of us have forgotten all about It, has a
shrewd analysis of the situation.
"Mr. Mellen's statement would be all
right if there was a superabundance of
$25.000 a year men," said the famous
senator and orator recently. "But. as
a matter of fact. the kind of talent
needed by big corporations is exceed
"The question of salary is not the
"The real question is the worth of
men of extraordinary genius. The
great executive who can put a corpora
tion on its feet is a genius. There
ought not to be any limit to the salary
of such a man. Some men with good
reputations have sent promising cor
porations to the wall. The man with
the real capacity would have put them
'in their feet. Why, then, should there
be any limit to the fnancial worth of
"Take Colonel Goethals. for instance.
There's a man who expedited the work
on the Panama canal and saved the
government probably $100,000,000. An
other man would have delayed the
work five years and added $100,000.
000 to the cost. Think of the value of
such a man to a private corporation.
"Salaries don't cut any ice!"
And they don't When a corporation
of great size wants a worthy execu
tive the problem isn't "how can we
pay his salary," but "where can we
find such a man." And the $100,000 a
year man could usually induce his
company to double his salary rather
than let him go. But that kind of
man doesn't ordinarily deal in such de'
Back in 1905 there was a great ex
posure of tfP insolrnce workinrq it
Col, Lteorge W. Goethals.
was disclosed that President McCurdy
cf the Mutual Life Insurance com
rany received a straight salary :f
$150,000 a year. Mr. McCurdy said
that was none too much-that he had
the handling of assets cf $440.000,000.
He said these assets were more than
A caller investigating the case was
shown into a white ru-m, containing
a bed in a wooden alcove close'! by
white curtains. like a sepulchre.
The family objected to the visit,
saying that she was in a bad humor.
and her authoritative voice, strong
and healthy. gave evidence of the hat.
She then ordered dinner-radishes,
mutton and black cofee.
Several doctors who have visited
her report that her digestion is ad
mirable. Her lungs are only slightly
feeble from s"s.
th.' .f the hnrgett
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!t : ,a t h ' I " .. - ' F i a t, . n! w a s flo u n d
to' LIi'i II'r:It. 1!1ut1 th' '. :ark brought
ttlt " , ast, ':isht':; r'\'t.I; onir ls of
the l a r ,sst's t 'ies of tc:t' I sala y ques
It w.t1 f:und that the : alary of the
direct r ,f the hank .,f I[niland was
$1,ev0 a .iar, while the l-resident of
the Ii.p;trial G;trmnan bank received a
Furtherm:ore. if Mr. McCurdy's
should be I:roportionate to the coim
Chauncey M. Depew.
pany's assets were true, the head of
the Standard Oil company would have
received at that time $225,010 a year.
BIG CATASTROPHIES IN 1914?
Mme. Thebes Takes a Bilious Squint
Into Europe's Future-Flood
Paris.-Among Mme. Thebes's pre
dictions of 1914 are:
The planet Mars will predominate,
with war always menacing.
England will suffer critical perils in
London will be threatened by floods,
a terrible catastrophe taking place as a
result of the inundations, which will
arouse the pity of the whole civil
Portugal is to see a restoration of
Austria will be sorely tried with
doting: there will be bloodshed and
fire in the streets of Vienna: the situ*
ation will be even worse than that in
Hungary, and the Austro-Hungarian
dynasty will be in grave peril.
Germany will experience a severe
upheaval, bringing profound changes
in the character of her national life.
Italy will witness a new pr,pe. who
will be friendlier to the monarchy.
It will be the good fortune of Rus
sia to promm.te peace In the Balkans.
France is to be afflicted with scan
dals, riots, bloodshed and ladustrial
troubles in the northeast.
Paris will have a favorable year.
No disaster is prophesied for Amler
ROTHSCHILDS IN NEW YORK
Two of Richest Young Men in World
Make Visit to America
Nephews of Baron.
New York.-Two of the richest
young men in the world, members of
a family whose name has been a
synonym for Aladdinlike wealth during
many generations. are here in New
York. They are Anthony and Evelyn
de Rothschild. sons of Leopold de
Rothschild. who is a brother of Lord
Rothschild. the present head of the
great financial family.
The young men-they came out of
Cambridge only a short time ago-are
here on a pleasure trip, rather at the
end of It as they sail for England on,
Tuesday. For the last three muonths
they have been traveling about Soath
America. The object of their Journey
ings, they explained, was purely the
qnuest of interest and amusement, and
Wore Hat During Service.
Patchogue, N. Y.-John Lee Smith,
Sr., reputed to be wealthy, wore his
hat during services at the Congresg
tional church despite repeated re
quests by the usher that Smith re
Man's Noes Is Shot Off.
Chicao.--George Moore had the
end of his nose shot off while burning
rubbish in his yard. George didn't
k-ew ther wuas a cartrldge la the bee
BABY IS A SMOKERi
Connecticut Boy of Three a Sea
soned User of Tobacco.
Jchn Lippke, Jr., of Watertury. C;n
sumcs Three Ciyars L'iy--Young
ster Becan Hahit When He
Was ily .)r.e Year GCd.
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Iippke haI l \t, 1he iy perf 1rm. for th"
twi.'fit ItI the vi.itnr. As there werte
in:y criars it the hluse. she filled a
pipae with sbtrckg t. : facc atid ave It
to her st n. l t s,iz.'d it eagerly and,
after a;il ing a match, stretched Lfack
in a cthair ai-d puffed away, taparently
iwell satisfitd twith the world in gen
eral and himself in particilar. Asked
,to inhale the smoke, the child drew a
deep breath and exhaled the fumes
from tits lungs through his nostrils
with the smaler at:nd ease of a veter
an smoker of ten times his age. He
seemed to delight in this, and one of
his tricks was to block one nostril and
blow sm,'ke out through the other.
The r oy lik) s strong cigars and he
has his favorite brands. He seems to
Shave developed into a connoisseur, for
he will smoke no other brands, and
one pum on a cigar is enough to tell
hiw if it is the desired kind. All this
apparently has not stunted his growth,
for he is tell develsped for his age.
and is considered unusually brighto
Mrs. Lippke says she dislikes to
take him in the street with her, for
he stops at every tobacco store win
dow and begs for cigars. Dr. M. J.
McDermht has been trying wthoseems to
avail to break the child of the fmok
heig habit, and other physicians are
watching the case with unusual thin
terest, for they cannct believe he will
not eventually be seriously affcco sected by
ROMANOFF LINE NEARS END
Heir to Russian Throne.
London.-The Russian dynasty is in
Imminent danger of dying out anI the
present Emperor Nichola is likely to
be the last of the Romanoffs to oe
cupy the Imperial throne, according
to a writer in "Free Russia," a news
paper appearing here. He says:
LABORER'S HOARD IS GONE
$2,990, His Savings of Years, Was
Contained in the Hidden
Old Tin Pail.
Spokane. Wash.-Trusting his treas
ure to a rockpile cache rather than to
a bank cost John Farn, a 1pokane
laborer, $2,990. Six months ago he
made the last deposit in an old lard
nail which he had utilised as a beak
tor years, leaving immediately for
Vostaas, where he worked till a
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was Miss lRuth lBradley Wiodtilani of Ne.w lla.'sliihre.
MADE BLUNDER IN WARRANTI
Curious Evidence Concerning a Tele
phone Message During a Police
Raid in London.
London.--Curious evidence concern
ing a telephone message was given
when the case was continued in which
Mr. Daniel Webb, a turf commission
er accountant of Salisbury avenue.
Barking, is suing Subdivisional Inspec
tor Hamilton, stationed at Ilford, for
damages for wrongful arrest and tres
Miss Martha Webb. daughter of the
commission agent, said that when the
raid was made on her father's preram
ises the telephone bell rang. She
found Inspector Hamilton with the re
ceiver in his hand 'dictating to Ser
geant Matthews. who was standing
near him. She heard Inspector Ham
ilton say: "I am Dan Webb, £25
"Let me speak; surely we are to
"The young Alexis, the emperor's
only son, is suffering from an incur
able disease-tuberculosis of the
bones, it is said-and can only be
kept alive a few menthe longer. The I
emperor himself has become the vic
tim of fits of melanchocly. His consort,
the unfortunate empress, is still suf
fering acutely from a complete nerv
ous breakdown. The question arises,
therefore, who will be the heir of
Nicholas the Second, cr will he be
the last of the autocrats of Russia?
The daughters of Nicholas cannot
ascend the throne because Paul I..
who hated his august mother, Cather
ine the Great. made a law whereby it
became impossible for a woman to
reign in Russia. Therefore, in case of
the demise of Nicholas II.. the throne
should fall to his brother Michael
Put this is hardly possible, since he
has renounced all his rights and has
married morganatically a Russian
lady with whom he lives very hap
pily far from ccurt intrigues."
The writer .then discusses the
grand dukes, but finds insuperable
objections to all of them.
CUR DOG CARRIES THE MAIL
Faithful Canine Watches for Trains
and Takes Pouch From Depot
to' Post Office.
Nettleton, Kan.-Nettleton is a flag
station on the Santa Pe between Kins
ley and Garfield, and mail is thrown
off there twice a day by trains 567
westbound and 6 eastbound. When
either of these trains whistle for Net
tleton an ordinary cur pup may be
seen striking out for the depot.
A score Jf trains go through Net
tleton daily, but the pup pays no at
tention to any excepting the mail
trains. It Is his business. The post
mistress owns him and It is his job
to pick up the mail pouch which is
thrown cff the trains, which seldom
stop, and trot off to the post office
Twice a day he performs the task.
The mail clerks and train men know
him and watch for him. He has never
missed a train. Even when the en
gines are changed and different sound
a mistake. He appears to know the
time the two trains are due
week or two ago to add more to his
Arriving at Spokane at night, he
found the big rockplle, near the crest
of which he had for years kept his
treasure h!'den, leveled and hu,
dreds of tens of rock removed to be
used in building a grade for the O.
W. R. & N. through Spokane.
Now he is wondering whether some
laborer found the cache and is now in
possession of his numerous gold coins
or whether the bucket and its con
tests were' lifted from their restlan
have j~1t1 ie.'" he a:id. but he pushed
her tlaay and w ent on dictating the
words I)an .lackson."
"I have got you there: you forgot to
mention the name of the horse." said
Miss Webb. She certainly thought It
was a police plot.
Mrs. Wiggins, chief sick visitor of
the lharking Sisterhood. said that
when an envelope which contained
money and a slip was put under her
door in Salisbury avenue, she started
to open it. thinking it was a subscrip
tion toward the Barking Sisterhood
The envelope produced was not the
envelope she took to Mr. Webb'e
house, as it was addressed in pencil
and not in ink.
Evidence was given that an alters
tion had been made by a clerk on the
search warrant, the number of the
house having been altered from 17 to
19 and back to 17 again; No. 19 was
Inspector Hamilton gave evidence,
and the hearing was again adjourned.
FIRST BIRTHDAY AS RULER
Great Outburst of Patriotism Attends
Recent Celebration in Japanese
Toklo.-An impressive outburst of
patriotism attended the celebration of
the first birthday of Emperor Yoshl.
hito since his accession to the throne.
In Toklo 150,000 school children
marched t3 the palace and cheered
the emperor. There was a military
review, lantern processions, and a
brilliant ball in honor cf the occasion
The celebration was general through
out the empire.
Blast Hurls Man Through Window.
Yonkers. N. Y.-John Flynn stopped
to light his pipe beside a manhole.
The match ignited escaping sewer gas
and Flynn was hurled through the air
into the show window of a cigari
Favor increase to Firemen.
Paterson, N. J.- -Local police declare
that it a raise c(f $11i,) a year is to be
split Letween pllcemen and firemen,
they favur giving the ilremen all the
Burglars Avoid Plated Ware.
Sumrnitt. N. J.--'urglars wh, visit
ed mar,) homes hIere voided carrying
away aiy ;lated stuff by using the
acid test on all silverware.
place by a blast of dynamite and then
scooped up by a big steam shovel, to
be used in building up the railroad
Record Thanksgiving Day Wedding.
New York.-As a substantia. re
minder, Clara H. Pirung and 1Bert 3.
Snis, who were married Thanksgiving
Day, had a record made of the cere
mony by moving pictures.
Secretary Houston writes to 50.00,,
armers' wives. Jovial old Uncle Sam!
Christmas Gift !
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.th tht that t s the all
sacritfie t Christ that made God love
us 'hiis is to caricature his grace.
be cause the vtrs ipposite is true, as
we see in the next pilac.
2. The text shows th. ; .round of our
salvation, .h" ch is the i trk of Christ
-"For God so liovd the world, that
he gave his onily bi gitt.i son." Gave
hint. that is. as a a;rifi.e and a sub
stitute for us In vai:n dii (God love
us except as his w isldo l and grace
should provide some taay for the put
ting away of our guilt consistent with
his own character of holiness, justice
and truth. This way he found in the
offering of his son, who "was wound
ed for our transgressions," and
"bruised for our iniquities. and with
whose "stripes we are healed" (Isaiah
53:5). God thus can be just at the
same time that he sla the justifier of
him who believeth on Jesus" tRomans
3. We have, further, the means of
our salvation-"that whosoever be.
lieveth on him should not perish." To
believe is to exercise faith, but faith
Is more than mere knowledge or as
sent, it is absolute trust or reliance.
You are on an ocean steamer, let us
say, and as you go to bed you read
a notice that a life-preserver is un
der your berth, or over your head.
That is knowledge, but not faith. You
are informed that if belted around
you belt the life-preserver around you,
and plunge into the sea. that is faith.
SYou then trust yourself to the life.
preserver, putting your reliance upon
it absolutely and only. Have you yet
watdone thi with reference to Jethat sus
Christ and your salvation?
4. We see the need of salvation
"that whosoever believeth on him
should not perish." To "perish" does
Inot mean to become "annihIlated"
simply, or go out of existence. If that
were ali. then we had as much pan
ishment for sin before we were born,
or before we ever sinned at all, be.
cause we were not then in existenee
indeed, but in separation from Go.
and all that that implies of consclous
loss, and disappointment, and misery,
and suffering. Obrist gives us a plc
ture of the perishing in the story of
the rich man and Lazaraus. Luke
16:19-31. which you are urged to read
again in order that you may be moved
to lay hold of him ere it is too late
5. We see the blessing of salvatios
in the words. "but have eternal life."
This agrees with the teaching in ao
other place. "The wages of sin is
death; but the gift of God is eternal
life through Jests Christ our Lord"
(Romans 6:23). Here "litfe" melas
not merely a continuation of exist
ence, but that existence carried on
in the favor of God. In the Joy of his
presence. In the freedom of his serv
ice, and as a sharer in a in herit
ance which includes all things. The
good things of this life are only a
shadow of the reality beyond.
"He Remembereth Our Frame."
No words in the Ilble are sweeter
to a faithful Christian, tertain nights
when he comes to his evening prayer,
than these in one of the Psalms: "He
knoweth our frame: He remembereth
that we are dust." If we are living
faithfully and are striving to do our
best. and to do better each day, we
need never dread to tell our Master all
that we have done, even the worst. He
wants us to be very frank and very
"=onest with him. Of course he knows
all that we have done, but he wants
us to tell him all. keeping nothing
back. We may come with the whole
story, even if it be a confession of
weakness, foolishness or sin. He is
never severe with us, as some human
friends are, for he wants us never to
be afraid to come.-Rev. J. R. Miller,
To make some nook of Grod's crea
tion a little frultfuller. better, more
worthy of God. to make some human
hearts a little wiser, manfuller, hap
pier, more blessed, less accursed,.--4t
ia a work for a god.-Carlyle