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THE DEMOCRATIC BANNER
Friday, February S3, 1910
IN WASHINGTON, D. C,
CHIVALROUS, high-minded, Impulsive, gonorous, courteous, conrngeonn,
loyal, ft bollovcr In good fellowship, a lover of homo, magnaulmous to ono
tnles, truo to friends, Is a reputation tliat any man may well onvy.
No man better exemplifies this description than Col. AVllll-m Camp, whose
lostlmonlal is given below. Jlla unlquo flguro and charming personality is woll
known in tho streets of tlio capital city of tho United States. His word Is as good
Mills bond. Ilia frankness and truthfulness no ono has over questioned that
Read what ho says concerning Pornna.
" wrlto to say that I have
valuable remedy for coughs or colds and rebuilding of a worn
and tired system, dissipating and eradicating that old tired feel
ing." Col. William Camp, 1740 L St., N. W., Washington, D. C.
MR. OIIAS. BROWN, Kogcrsvlllo,
Tonn., writes: "I feci it my duty
to wrlto you a tow words in pralso of
your reruna. I havo triod many differ
ant remedies, but havo found that Po
lo is tho groatcBt tonlo on earth, and a
perfect syslom builder.
"A friend advised mo to tnko Poruna
tor Indigestion, and it cured mo in a
hort llmo. I was very weak and ner
Changed For The Dixon
. Lecture To March 29
Thero seems to ho no end to the
changes that tho high school lecturo
eourso committee aro obliged to miiko
n tho courso for this BoaBon, nut
very ono of thorn uro changes over
Which tho committee havo no con
trol. On account of u mix-up that
Dr. Frank Nixon's management, got
into with a lecturo bureau, tho dato
Cor tils lecturo has boon changed
to Tuesday night, March 29, liiBtoad
wr Friday night, March 18. Tho
commlttco i egret Inning to make
this change but Inainmich as tnoy
Q&nnot avoid it Ihcy trust that there
Will bo oen a largor attendant tnnti
bad tho oilglnal date hold. Dr. Dix
on is ono of the greatest lucturoru
leforo tho public today and ovory
where ho Is making a Bplendld ioc-
rd. Tho burcuu and those locally
who havo heard him fool miro that
toe will produce' a lecturo equal to
that of Gov. Hanley.
SHOUT LOCALS -
Eggs, 2Cc;"buttor, 28c.
Hon. W. M, ICooiib wont to Colum
tus Thursday morning on business,
Mr. Genrgo C, Villi wont to Mt.
Gllcnd Thursday morning on busl
fcesa. Mr. Paul llakor went to Zanos
vlllo Wednesday ovonlng to nttona to
somo matters of business.
Mr, O. Poppleton went to Colum
Ijub Thursday morning to transact
some matv'Ts of business.
Mr. William H. Thompson wont to
Zaaeavlllo today an business connect
ed with tho Ohio Fuel Supply Co.
Mr. Hugh Neal went to Colum
bus Thursday morning to nttond to
4Kmo business matters.
Tho Lnymon's Missionary move
nenc convention for Knox county,
this city, March 15 and 1C, opens
Vith a banquet In K. of P. nrmorj
at 7 o'clock Tuesday night, Mnrc'i
Tho second Quarterly confor
BCe of tho Mt. Vernon circuit Moth
-cdlst Protestant church will convono
lit tho Y. M. C. A. building Batur
ay of this wook at 2 p. m., liiHtoad
r at Liberty chapel n announced.
Mr. Adolph Wuchnor went to Now.
rt Thursday noon to attend to eomo
I find Pc-ru-na
very valuable ibr
rebuilding' oi' a
worn and tired
used Pcruna and find It a very
vous, could nloop butllttlo at night, but
Poruna cured that tired, nll-gono fool
ing, and mado mo feel llko a new man,
bo I heartily rocommond It to all who
aro weak and run down. It will glvo
now lifo and onergy.
"I cannot spoak loo highly of Pernno,
and will not forget to reooinmond it."
I'ornnn, is manufactured by Iho
Peru mi Drug Mfg. Co.,Oo!uinbud, Ohio,
Mr. and Mrs. William Hoffer of
Mansflold visited Mt, Vernon friends
Mrs. Harkor Lybargor wont to Dan
vlllo Thursday morning to spend tho
day with friends and rolntlvcs.
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. G. Todd left Thurs
day morning for Clovoland where
thoy will attend tho nutomoullo Bhow
which Is being given In this city.
Comol Come! Attend the admin
tatrator solo for bargains at Hack
f'linlturo Btoro, West Gambler St. tt
Mr. JaBper N. Purdy nnd daugh
ter Elzorn, of Sponcorvillo, aro the
guests of relatives and friends In
Mr. Robort Drown of Staunton.
Vn., Is spondlng several days In Mt.
Vernon, tho guest of relatives nnd
About 40 pieces of fjil dress gooil-i
many weights nnd colors, per yr.
Mc. Tlie Meyer-Llndorf Co.
Mr. Louis linker, who rocontly 10
turned fiom Oklnhomn, wont to Orr
v illo Wednesday to visit his broth
or, Mr. Otto S. Bakor.
8111c nnd net waists that sold for
from lt I to JjW.no, choke, jjtU.BI).
Tho Mcjer-Llndorf Co.
Mr. F. C, Minis returned to his
homo In Ilowaid Thursday inoiu-
Ing nfter spondlng Wednesday In Mt
Vernon with friends.
Comol Comol Attend tho ndraln
trator Bale for bargains at Back's
(urnlturo otoro, Wost Gambler St tf
Miss Roaolln Woodford of this city
received n piano on Wednesday,
which was offered by n Clo eland
firm, as n prUo to tho person solv
ing a robus In a Clo eland paper.
f?t 1111(1 IjtB Nlllc piltlll-UlltH in blade
mid tolom, for $i:.71. Tho Mejer
Mr. J. H, Lano, oporntor at tho
n. & O. dopot, has boon called olso-
whoio by tho company and his place
will bo takon by Mr. Paul McCann of
Nownrk, who will work tho third
Qranlto wnre, all bUcb up to nix
quarts, 10c. Bale boglns Bnturdaj
mornlug. A. A. Dowds Div Goods
At a special communication of Mt.
Zlon lodgo, No. 0, F. & A. M hold
Wednesday evening tho Fellow Craft
dogroo wub conforrcd upon throe
Tho biggest bargains In tlio rltv
(luring our February clcim-iip wile.
Hiuo closes haturduy night. Ttiu M'j.
Mr, John Wander nnd daughter
Onn, of Danvlllo, aro spcndlnc eo-
oral days In Mt. Vornon. tho guest
of Mr. nnd Mra, It, B. Hoes of West
Mrs. Calllo Osborno has returned
to her homo after a sovoral dav&' vis
it with friends and relatives in
February clctui-up nnle closes Sat
urday night. Tho Mcyer-Llndorr Co.
Mrs. J. Griffith Ames returned to
day to her homo In Jacksonville.
111., nfter a short visit with her sis
ter, Mrs. Bon Ames1, Lakeholni, be
ing enrouto fiom a visit with rcln
tles at Washington, D. C.
In tho lino of tho men's Dlblo class
over tho country last Sunday tho
standing was as follows: Nolson
vlllo 2G5; Connorsvlllc, Ind., 133;
Mt. Vernon, 131. Tho Adelphlans of
Mt. Vernon hopo to head tho list
next Sunday with an enrollment of
Mr. S. G. Dowds went to Shelby
this morning to attend a mooting of
tho Republican congressional com
mlttco of this district at which the
tlmo and place of holding the con
gressional convention was to bo dis
cussed and probably determined.
"Wo feel sorry for tho man who
docs not read this homo paper. Ho
Is llko a man without a country.
Ho Is Hko a homeless cow that has
no regular pasturo, hut grazes pro
miscuously on weeds and thistles.
No matter what othor papeis he
may read, a straightforward citizen
always Insists on having his home
Breaking To Pieces And frew
Is In Peril
Dover, Fob. 24. Five tugs and
threo lifeboats are making heroic ef
forts today to reach an unidentified
steamship that Is breaking to pieces
on Goodwin sands, tho Strait of Dov
er "grave yard". Tho crow of the
steamer Is In peril as tho rough sea
makes It Improhablo that tho rescue
boats will be able to reach tho steam
Secured By Man r Because
Wife Wouldn't Pray
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Topoka, Kan., Feb. 24. Bocauso
his wife would not pray, A. F. Bar
ber, 52 years old, was granted a dl
vorco by tho district court hero yes
terday. Mrs. Barber Is G3 yeais old.
Baikor testified that for 45 years
ho had prayed nnd read tho Blblo
aftor Bupper, but his wlfo would not
bow her head.
"Sho told mo sho was a Christian
when" wo woro married," said Barkor.
"hut tho Sunday after sho would not
go to church nor did sho go on tho
Sundays following. After supper sho
would not kno3l ,vvhen I prayed.
When I tiBked hor to kneel sho said
'It hurts my knees.' "
WOMAN FIRES AT THIEF
Dolawaio, Fob. 21. Doubtless
influenced by tho high prlco of hog
ment, a thlof raided the pon of Mrs.
Mary Wooloy, a widow, near this
city, last midnight, and knocked In
tho head ono of hor best porkers.
Mrs. Wooley, awakoncd by tho
hog's doath Bquoak, solztd a repeat
ing rlllo and filed sovoral times nt tho
Intruders, who escaped, leaving tho
PREACHERS FIGHT OVER GIRL
Atlanta, Ga., Fob. 24. As a do-
sult of a quarrel over Miss Fern
Hambrlc, a pretty sovontcon-yoar-old
glrl,"Rovi Ralfo Hunt, presldont of
tho Atlanta Blblo school, and Rov
O. S. Tnllent, professor In tho school
ongngod In a bloody fight Into yes
torday. Tho preachers fought In the collogo
hall and battored each othor up bad
IlURNEl) TO DEATH
Now York, Fob. 24. Fifteen per
sons woro burned, two fatnlly, in n
flro that attacked n Varick stroct
, .1. -
ATTEMPT TO BRIBE
Jorsoy City, Fob. 21. Offlclnls In
Piosocutor Garvin's ofllco today de
clarod that an attempt was made to
brlbo Garvin to drop prosecution of
LOST LIVES IN FIRE
Fornoy, Toxas, Fob. 24, Roy Far
mor nnd an unidentified man Inst
their lives in a flro that destroyed the
Fornoy hotel today.
Mr. Molvln C. Butt of JohnBtown,
O., and Miss Sylvia Wnrman of this
city woro married at tho M. P. par.
sonago Wednesday evening by hov.
J. T. Black. Thoy will make their
nomo in this, city.
A Surprise Party
For Mr. nnd Mrs. Zclsloft
Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Zolsloft of
"East Front street wero tendered a
vory pleasant Burpriso on Wednesday
evening by about llfty of their friends
who gathered at the 'homo. Tho
event was tho twcntloth wedding an
nUqrsary of Mr. and Mrs. Zolsloft
nnd they woro given a thlna shower.
Thoy received many pieces of hand
somo china. Tho evening was most
delightfully spent by all. Light re
freshments woro served.
Married at the parsonngo. by W.
K. Eglln, Tuesday afternoon, Febru
ary 22, at 3 o'clock, Mr. W. It. Youst
and Miss Anna Bcllo Holllngsworth.
Tho groom Is a highly respected
young man of Brandon. The bride
Is one of the best young ladies of Mt
Liberty. She has for a number oi
cars acted as organist of tho Meth
odist church nnd her services have
been very much appreciated. The
bridal couple was accompanied by
Miss Belle Robertson of Mt. Liberty
Their mnny friends join In wlshinp
thorn n long and happy married life
ORcpuclican Committees Discusses
The Primary Law
A joint meeting of the Ropubllcan
county central and executive com
mittees was held at the city council
chamber Wednesday aftornoon, nt
which tho requirements of tho pri
mary law with reference to county
nominations nnd tho selection of
dolegates was discussed and tho mem
bers given Information on tho sub
ject. Thero was also somo discus
sion of gubernatorial candidates, but
thero was no endorsement of any
body. Tho sentiment was for Hard
ing, of Marlon, but a resolution to
endorse his candidacy was doomed
Inexpedient, as Garford of Lorasn
may bo a candidate, and being a
resident of this district, this county,
out or courtesy, would support mm
In tho event of his candldncy for tho
nomination for governor.
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Mr, and Mrs. Walter Mossholdor
spent Sundny ovonlng with Mr. Jonn
Earlywlno and family.
Miss Ethel Ramsey was called
homo from Columbus by tho Illness
of hor mother, Mrs. Llzzlo Ramsey
Mrs. Sndo Mills returned home
Tuesday from Nownrk whero sho has
been visiting with hor daughters.
Dr. Stonohocker was at Newark
two days last week on business.
Mrs, Rachel Scott wsb called to
Mt. Vernon Sundny by the Illness of
hor daughter, Mrs. Frank Tydlngs.
Mnstor Guy McQueon took dinner
with Master Glenn Hess, Monday, it
being his ninth birthday anniversary
Ho recolved about thirty cards from
Utlca, Zancsvlllo, Nowcomorstown.
Brink Haven, nnd Munclo, Ind.
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Jacob Swank and wlfo spont Sun
day at David Hlvoly'a,
Allon Toms and wlfo visited with
Robort Klrkpatilck and family.
G. S. Strasbaugh and wife woro
guests of Jackson Bcchtcl Sunday.
Lewis Hess spont Sunday nt L. M.
Goo. Cocanowor and family spent
Sunday nt S. H. Workman's.
S. M. Garber transacted business
at Mt. Vornon Monday.
Tho young son of Mr, and Mrs.
Albort Walker north of hero died
Tuesday of pneumonia.
Znck Burger nnd wlfo called on
S. J. Workman and wlfo Sunday.
Poor mother doesn't coro for brown;
BhcM rather (Irons In blue.
But daughter stares tier with n frown
And bu It wouldn't do,
When mother look at bonnet! plnlc,
Ihen duughter bam tho way
And Bays that mother shouldn't think
Of anthln ho gay.
And so it u this life of ma's
Must run In Lortnln grooves. '
Sha can t koi out ur them because
Ilcr daughter dlHapproveu
President Talks Finances at
INDORSES BUDGET SYSTEM
Thlnkt American Plan of Having Ex,
pondlturcs Planned by Ono Com
mittee and Revenues by Another Is
Antiquated and Productive of Much
Harm Says Congress by Adding to
Expenditures of Government Can
Wipe Out Hypothetical 8urplua.
Newark, N. J., Feb. 2L At tho
banquet of tho board of trade, Presi
dent Taft was the principal speaker,
addressing 800 assembled guests on
tho subject of government expanses.
Ho said in part:
"I should llko to direct your atten
tion to tho question of government
expenses and government rovenues,
and tho possible economics, and what
expenditures aro essential at what
ever burden of taxation.
"In tho first placo, It should ho said
that wo havo been so far from ex
haustlng tho resources of national
taxation, and federal revenues havo
been collected so easily and in such
an amount that wo havo failed In tho
past to adopt a budget system, which
Is practiced in every other :lvllizod
country. By a budget system I mean
a reference of proposed expenditures
and receipts to some ono authority or
tribunal, which, after determining
what tho rovenues aro to bo, must
also determine what the expenditures
can me, and mako a budget without a
Calls Attention to System.
The president called attention to
tho incongruities of a system under
which tho revenues are piovided by
the ways and means committee of the
house and Innnco committee of the
senato, while tho appropriations are
made by the appropriations commit
tees of the house and senate. He
said tho redd increase of tho expend
itures over the revenues had aroused
the attention of congress, and now
tho secretary of tho troasury Is obliged
to mako up a budget from estimates
submitted by the various governmen
tal departments, and to mako an esti
mate of tho probablo revenues, and If
his calculations show a probable defi
cit to recommend legislation for addi
tional taxation or the raising of
monoy by bonds sufficient to meet It.
Continuing, Mr. Taft said: "The
calculation of tho secretary of tho
treasury for tho present year showed
that the deficit was likely to be $34,
000,000 in respect to ordinary receipts
and expenditures. I am glad to say
that tho operation of tho pow tariff
bill has been bo much mora produc
tive of income that this deficit for the
current year Is likely to bo consider
ably reduced. In addition, however,
to tho ordinary deficit, we havo to add
tho Panama canal expenditure for Im
mediate provision of $38,000,000; or
what was estimated to be a totalx
doflclt of $72,000,000 is now reduced
considerably by tho bettor rates un
der tho present tariff bill.
Can Meet Deficit.
"By meeting tho expenditures on
tho Panama canal with tho proceeds
of bond Issues, wo have enough cash
In tho treasury to meet the deficit in
our ordinary expenses for tho current
year, and if we meet tho expenditures
on the Panama canal for tho follow
ing year, we shall have a surplus of
135,000,000; or If tho rovonue pro
ducing capacity of the now tariff
keeps up, this surplus may bo In
creased to $50,000,00. On tho other
hand, If tho congress proposes to add
to tho expenditures of tho govern
ment over these estimated for new
enterprises in the river and harbor
bill, and for tho construction of fed
eral buildings under a building act.
It will bo very easy to consume or ex
ceed tho entire surplus."
Mather Has Bill Recommitted.
Columbus, 0 Fob. 24. Senator
Mather was successful in having re
committed to tho judiciary commltteo
the bill of Senator rattersou, design
d to put an end to annual sessions
of the legislature. Mnther contonded
that tho legislature could not fix tho
tlmo for tho mooting of tho next as
sembly It tho constitution is to bo ob
served. Scnntor Patterson thinks his
measure Is constitutional.
Milk Magnates Indicted,
Now York, Fob. 24. A Joint indict
ment against eight of the 17 directors
of the Consolidated Milk exchange
wero handed up to Justice Goff by tho
grand Jury In tho criminal branch of
the supreme court. Under the Don
nelly antl monopoly act, tho accused
directors are charged wUh combining
In tho restraint of trade.
An a result of domestic troubles,
Mrs. Carrlo J. Bhaw, wlfo of a Colum
bus (O.) contractor, ended her life by
drinking carbollo acid.
Mrs. Edward Place of Wilkosbarre,
Pa., accuses Miss Helma Swurd of
stealing her husband's affections and
asks balm In tho sum of $15,000.
Camel's Dlte Fatal.
Cincinnati, O., Fob. 24. Mnrtln
Garner, C6, is dead as tho result of
bolng bitten by a camel la winter
quarters of a circus here.
NEW TARIFF TO
Is Not A Very Bad Fellow
And Has Many Redeeming
(North American Review)
Exceptional lovo of music would ro
dound to tho credit of nny other liv
ing creaturo as lndlcatlvo of refined
tasto, but In tho maligned snnkooven
this artistic attribute is a mark of de
rogation. Our own Quakers, for ex
ample, take up and indorse tho dia
trlb of Eplphanius against tho fluto
playors. "Ohservo tho figure that
tho player mattes In blowing. Does
ho not bond himself up and down to
tho right hand and the left, llko unto
tho serpent? These forms hath tho
devil used to manifest his blasphomy
against things heavenly, to destioy
things upon earth, to encompass the
world, capturing right and loft such
as lend an ear to his seductions." And
so on. But not a worddo wo hear in
condemnation of the unrcgenerate
birds that carol heedlessly even while
tho minister Is painting tho horrors of
an unmenttonnhle place.
Tho fact that some snakes eject
poison against their enemies Is held
to justify their indescrimlnato ex
tinction. We fail to seo how. They
did not havo tho choice of their means
of defense; they necessarily took what
tho Lord gave them and they act as
Instinct directs. Clearly reason Is
not their guide, elso they would not
,notIfy an Intended victim, but would
strlko In silence. It is pleasing to
think that in this they are actuated
by a high scnes of honor and fairness,
but we do not venture bo much as a
supposition that they possess an at
tribute so fine. It is more likely, as
Darwin maintains, that the rattle-
suako uses Its rattle, the cobra ex
pands Its frill and the puff adder
swells and hisses in order to alarm
tho many birds and beasts which are
known to attack tho most venomous
species, acting on the same principle
which impels a hen to ruffle Its feath
ers when a dog approaches its chick
ons. In any case, none of tho tradi
tional shrowdncss or cunning is man
ifest in its performance.
It is a matter of gratification, na:
turally, that our snake was consider
ed to be as Intelligent as his prede
cessors; but thero was really no need
of exceptional acumen to enable him
o play his part successfully. If tho
Dovil took possession of his body in
order to accomplish a nefarious pur
pose, it was tho Devil, not tho snake,
who framed tho enticing argument for
tho unsuspecting Eve. If, again, it
was Llllth who solzed an opportunity
to advnnco tho cau30 of woman suf
frage, clearly 'twas her keen appre
ciation of tho power of curiosity that
led to tho fall. In cither enso tho
snako was a more dupo used by one
moio cunning than himself to fur
ther a project In which ho had no per
sonal interest and whoso method of
accomplishment was foreign to his
shy Inclinations. If ho had been as
crafty as ho has been reputed, can
ono suppose for a moment that ho
would have assumed a rolo which was
certatn to win tho everlasting hatred
of mankind? No; thero havo been
and lire good snakes and bad snakes
just as thero havo been good Eves,
llko Godlva, or Good-eva, of Coventry,
and thero aro bad Eves, somo of whom
wo know; but thero is no ion! ground
for tho common belief that snakes
aro endowed with peculiar snptenco.
No snako that over lived won great
er famo than Alexander's. Luclan
tells tho stoiy. Apollonlus, a master
of the mngtc arts, had many disciples,
among whom was a practicing physi
cian who lived in Ahanatichus, a small
town on tho shoro of tho Black Sea.
Thero Alexander was born of hum
bio parentage and Imbibed from tho
old doctor all thnt he had learned
from Apollonlus of medicine and mag
ic. Ho was a lad of striking appear
anco, tall, handsome, with a fine head
bf htlr, lustrous brown eyes and a
volco sweet and limpid. "God grant,"
wrote Luclnn, who know him, "that I
may nover meet with ouch another.
His cunning was wonderful, his dex
terity matchless. His eagernoss for
knowledge, his capacity for loarnlng
and power of momory woro equally
Such was tho well-favored young
peasant who sallied forth from his na
tive town In search of tamo and for
tune Soon he fell In with ono Cocon
nns, a shrowd tipster for tho races
and somewhat of a Juggler. Tho two
rogues joined forces nnd meandered
about telling fortunes. Arriving at
Pella, thoy found a great number of
hugo, harmless snakes, which lived
in tho houses, played and slept with
tho children and destroyed poisonous
rats. Aloxander promptly purchased
ono of tho largest, a veritable mon
ster, so tamo that it would coll about
his body and remain In any dcslrod
position. Then ho mado n human fnco
for It out of linen, painted It ingen
lously and shapd It so that tho mouth
would open nnd shut by an arrange
ment of norso-nlr, lotting tho forked
tonguo shoot in and out at tho will of
tho monster. Hav.lng no further uso
for Coconnas ho eithor administered
poison to him or let htm dlo from
somo Infection and returned with his
snako to his nativo town. Thoro ho
doclarod himself a prophet and an
nounced that tho god Aesculapius was
about to appear. Tho people woro
credulous, excitable and eager for a
Whon tho great day arrlvod Alexan
der pretended to discover in a puddlo
of water a gooso egg, which ho had
placed thero after removing tho con
tents, substituting a small embryo
snako just born and carefully sealing
tho bhell with wax When tho mui
tltudo had gathered he broko tho sholl
and produced tho tiny creaturo, which
in a fow moments grew to be tho
monster from Polla by tne simple pro
cess of substitution. Thereafter tho
his snake, believed to bo Aesculaplul,
led a busy Hfo. Ho gave seances, told
fortunes In writing and even spoke
freely, with the aid of tho prophet's
ventrlloqulal powers. Aloxander grow
rich and powerful, kept a small army,
of ictnlncrs and spies, wielded no lit
tle Influence over tho government ev
en at Rome, and died at a ripe old
ago in the fullness of hi3 renown.
Whnt became of the snako nobody
knows. Probably at the last tho pro
phet dispatched tho faunful ceraturo
to prevent the discovery of his de
ception after his doath.
A WAITER AT $100 A WEEK
Tho revelation In a New York dl
vorco suit, the other day, that tho
defendant, a waiter at the Waldorf
Astoria, receives tips to tho amount
of. $100 a week may nelp to explain
tho cost of high living in New York,
Tho further intimation that this wait
er is only a second-class receiver of
tips and that thero aro men in that
humble calling who have a revenue of
$10,000 a year Is calculated, still fur
ther to open the eyes of tho general
public to the value of humility as a
virtue. Hero is a man who hands you
your bill of fare, listens attentively
while you glvo your order, walks to
the serving room and brings back your
dinner which ho spreads with a cer
tain art and in a prescribed order be
fore you, stands nt tho, back of your
chair while you eat, picks up your nap
kin when it falls to the floor, keeps
your glass full of water, brlns you an
extra cup of coffee and, when you havo
finished, takes the coin or tho bill
from your hand or from under tho nap
kin with an adroitness that puts your
own clumsiness to shame. Ho is a
great man nnd you want him to think
you a greater; so you tip him so gen
erously that ho has an income greater
than a college president or a railway
It Is a great game and many thero
be that play ltwlthvarylngresults, but
most of them to a greater financial
advantago than tho service justifies.
Most men do not give excessive tips
because they love tho waiter, but bo
causo they lovo themselves and fear
they will be estimated at something
less than othor men. A man In any
other relation in lifo who would ren
der them n similar service thoy would
compensnto at tho rate of ten cents
an hour and would bo just at that.
But tip-giving In tho swell places of
earth is a fools' competition nnd tho
waiter is tho beneficiary.
Power Of Making Repairs To The
A bill will bo Intioduced by Rep
resentative Russell of Wayne county
to cut short a peculiar' system of
giaftlng from the stato by counties
and townships, which has crippled
tho state's efforts towards oncourag
Ing scientific road building. The
bill would amend present laws grant
ing state aid in building highways.
Tho original bill provides that tho
stato aid may also bo used for repair
ing highways. Thrifty county com
missioners and township trustees
havo applied tho stato money to re
pairs which should havo been met
from local funds and have decreasod
their local taxes Just that much.
Out of the $825,000 paid by tho
stato to aid road construction, loss
than $200,000 has been used for con
struction while nearly $625,000 nas
been used for repairs.
Something 2or Nothing,
Wise Old Dnclc Remember. Tommy,
as you go through this world that you
can't get Hdmetlilng for nothing. Pre
cocious Nephew Ob. yes. you can, un
cle! When I don't eat not bin' 1 git
an awful pain in my stummlck. Chi