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ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE OF THE
King Edward Has Signified His Ap
proval of the New Government—Sir
Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Prime
Minister and First Lord of the
London. — It is officially announced
that the new British ministry is made
up as follows:
Prime minister and first lord of the
treasury, Sir Henry Campbell-Banner
Chancellor of the exchequer, Herbert
Secretary of state for home affairs,
Herbert John Gladstone.
Secretary of state for foreign affairs,
Sir Edward Grey.
Secretary of state for the colonies,
the Earl of Elgin.
Secretary of state for war, Richard
Secretary of state for India, John
First lord of the admiralty, Baron
President of the board of trade, Dav
id Lloyd George.
President of the local government
board, John Burns.
Secretary of state for Scotland, John
President of the board of agriculture,
Postmaster, Sydney Charles Buxton.
Chief secretary for Ireland, James
Lord president of the council, the
Earl of Crewe.
Lord of the privy seal, the Marquis
President of the board of education,
Chancellor of the duchy of Lancas
ter, Sir Henry Hartley Fowler.
Lord high chancellor, Sir Robert
The foregoing constitute the cabinet.
The following ministers are not in the
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Earl of i
Boyden; lord chancellor of Ireland,
Right lion. Samuel Walker; first com
missioner ,of works and public build
ing, Lewis Vernon Harcourt,
Sir Henry oampbell-Bannerman
drove to the palace at 6 o'clock this
evening and had an audience with
King Edward of about 20 minutes and
at which his majesty signified his ap
proval of the new government.
WRITES 4917 WORDS IN AN HOUR.
Pueblo Editor Breaks World's Type-
Pueblo, Col. —Ray T. Vannettisch,
slate service editor of the Pueblo
Chieftain, recently broke the world's
typewriting record for both the 30
in in ute and one hour tests, taking 2600
words during the first 30 minutes and
finishing the hour with 4917 words.
The dictation was received over the
long distance telephone from Denver,
a distance of 120 miles. The previous
hour record, 3530 words, direct dicta
lion, was made by Paul Munter at
Madison Square garden, New York,
November 4, 1905.
ASK NO INDEMNITY FOR DEAD.
China Not to Pay Punitive Damages
That China will not be required to
pay punitive damages for the murder
of s< ireral missionaries of the Presby
terian board of foreign missions ftl
Lianchau, China, several weeks ago
has been decided, so far as the board
i conc< rned. Rev. Dr. Brown, secre
tary of the board, .says that the boi d
has decided that if it accepts any in
demnity at all for the murders it shall
be for only the actual replacing of tae
property damaged or destroyed, and
that the board will refuse to accept
indemnity for the dead.
STATE'S MILITIA GOOD.
Estimated 75 Per Cent Would Respond
ot a Call for Troops.
Washington.—General F. C. Ains
worth, military secretary, in his report
on the militia of the United States,
says it is estimated that about 75
per cent of the organized militia would
respond to a call for troops to repel
invasion or suppress an insurrection
agayist the authority of the United
States, the percentage being une same
as that estimated in the preceding
Sacked Harbin, Is Rumor.
The London Telegraph's Tokio cor
respondent sends the first part of a
long dispatch from Moji giving ac
counts in circumstantial detail by refu-
gees of the alleged sacking and burn
ing of Harbin by mutinous Russian
troops, the desperate fighting between
the mutineers and loyal troops and the
massacre of many innocent Russian
and Chinese residents.
Want Woman Jury for Women.
New Orleans, La.—The Kra Club of
New Orleans is aroused over the bang
ing of Mrs. Mary Rogers at Windsor,
Vt., last Friday, and has started a cru
sade here to have all women when
charged with felony, to be tried with
women serving on the jury Instead of
Hubby—Now, remember, while you
are at the seaside you muen't flirt.
Pet—Of course not, you old goose.
See, I have tied a knot in my hand
kerchief so I won't forget I'm married.
—Translated for Tales from La Rire.
The rose bushes of Portland are
threatened with extinction by the ban
Jose scale. Vigorous measures will
be necessary to save trees and plants.
United States Senator John H. Mit
chell die," at Portland recently, death
tln§ from complications which
followed the removal of four teeth.
The town or Miftun shipped 20,000
crates of strawberries during the past
year. Kaisers recelYed more than
" t"i- the product. The packing
houses employ , men,
Because Thad Stephens, with whom
she was alleged to be Infatuated, was
a married man, and she could not mar
ry him, Roxey McNeurlan, aged 17. a
wait res,-, at the Cottage hotel at Pen
dleton, committed euiclde by drawn-
Ing in the Columbia river.
A majority of the guess,-: that are
being made as to whom Governor
Chamberlain will appoint as United
States Senator to succeed the late
John H. Mitchell name John M. C.carin
as the one most likely to receive the
At the last meeting of the Atln na
Clt council a final settlement for the
Ray Gallagher sprivgs. from which Ihe
city derives its water supply, WSJ
made, and the recorder was instructed
to draw an order for $1500 for the
springs, together with the ground
necessary for the use of the city in
operating its water system.
In an efforl to prosecute timber land
operators, who. lie claims, have swin
dled him out of Oregon lands to the
value of Jlno.miii. Hiram Goddard, a
wealthy lumberman and farmer of La
Crosse, Wis., has sworn out a warrant
for the errest of six men. Named in
the warrant are S. A. I>. Puter, con
victed of conspiracy to defraud the
government at the time of the land
fraud cases in the "Seven-eleven" dis
trict in Oregon; H. H. Diggs, George
Hibbard, Kay McKay, John Doe and
December Attractions at The Spokane.
\~i<'c m—"Innocent Maids."
Dec. 20—Haverly'a Minstrels.
Dec. 24-25—"Prince of Pilsen."
Dec. 26 27 "Yankee Counsel."
Dec. 28 -Modjeska.
Parties desiring to have seats re
served for any of the above attractions
should write Joseph Petrlch, manager
of the Spokane theater.
THE GREAT "CALVE."
January 15 at Spokane.
Mile. Argyro Kostra, one of the
most talented young violinists in Ku
rope, has been added to the company
that will support Mme. Calve on her
American ccrcert tour. Mile. Kostra
h tor Boveral years under the per
sonal supervision of the rreit master.
Caesar Thompson. She haa recently
been playing with great success in
Germany. Besides being a finished ar
tist, Mile. Kostra has an unusually at
tractive personality. Calve sings at
the Spokane theatre 1 January 15, un
der the direction of Lois Sheors-Wynn
Non-residents of Spokane can have
seats reserved by sending remittance
to Joseph Petrich, manager Spokane
Mine. Modjeska. received an ovation
in Harrisburg, Pa., on her opening
Willie Collie is back from London
and is ([noted as saying that his mari
tal difficulties will soon be amicably
j Eugenic Blair has completed ar
rangements for her revival of "Oliver
I Twist " She has a new dramatizatii n
(if the story .
Edmui >l Rostand, the author of
"Cyrano," and "L'Aiglon," has signed
la contract to w/ite a play for Miss
i Eleanor Robson.
It is understood that Sir Charles
Wyndham, now i.l years old, will re-
I tire not long after the close of his
next American season. It is his in
tention to leave the theatre without
Governor Chamberlain will appoint
a successor to Senator .Mitchell within'
a few days.
The tour of "Forbidden Land" came
to an end a few weeks ago In Louis
ville, many players being tnrown out
Beerbohm Tree has been unanimous
ly elected president of the Theatrical;
I Managers' association of England In]
succession of the late Sir Henry Irv
Mmc Xordica denies that she is go
iiif; to marry Captain <ie la Mar, the
wealthy mine owner.
Williams an i Walker, the negro
comedians, are to have a theatre of
their own in New York.
Charles Frohman announces that
Sir Charles Wyndham and Miss Mary
Moore will not appear in America this
William H. Crane is having a pros
perous tour in his new play,' "The
The Messrs Schubert have obtained
for America the rights to play "The
Bine Moon," one of the current Lon
don musical comedy successes.
When the time for the shelving of
••The Virginian" comes. Dustin Par
num. the star of the play, will ,
under the management Of Charles
i Frohman. He will probably be seen to
a new play by Augustus Thomas when
h.. goM under Mr. Frohman's direc
William nu.snach, dramatizer of fi"v
era! Of Zola's novels, including "L
moir," or "Drink." has just mar
rled a founi actress in Paris. M. lius
nach is 71 years old.
Knlcker— Did you ask her to be your
I Bocker—Yes, but she declined the
nomination.—New York Sun.
iVtrr Larson is rapidly recovering
his health ami strength.
Mrs Homo T. Davis, wife of the
Well known labor leader, committed
suicide at Helena by catting her throat
in a frightful manner with a razor.
The production Of n<>ld. silver, cop
per ami lead for the state from 18W
until tho close of 1904 II shown to
bare beea as follows: Cold, |S9l<
228,138; silver, 1404,403,678; copper,
> i ■'■....'7.?:.-; lead, $18,661,076; a sraiul
total of 11,169,810,647,
The notorious Kitty Eider was siioi
in i quarrel with her husband in
Butte a!:ii died a i. w hours later. Her
death reaulta from the effect of v thot
firtvi during a quarrel with her hat
band. Her husband was alao «h<'t
and is in a Berioae condition.
A resolution against Urn prestnl
game of football was unantmousl}
adopted at a meeting of the state
board of education of Montana.
.vns. Ira Booth, daughter of a well
known I^ewlstown rancher, is dead
from a broken heart because of her
Failure to induce Governor Tdole,
whom she Interviewed twice person
ally in Helena, to pardon licr husband.
who Is serving a three years' sentence
Governor Toole has received a letter
from Mrs. Marie Purcell of London,
Bng., making Inquiry about her broth
er, Thomas P, Purcell, who left New
York for Montana In 1903 and had not
been heard of since, iio is 2ti years
old and has ma le a study of the veter-
Th« members of the board of
examiners of the state soldiers' home
recently made an inspection of the
home. The board found the affairs
and tiie management of the institution
to be in a very satisfactory condition.
inn- of the greatest needs of the horn.'
at the present time is a new hospital.
A bill providing for the discharge ol
civil service employes who fail to pay
debts contracted fur groceries, cloth-
Ing, nut or the services of dentists,
physicians, or undertakers, Ids been
Introduced by Representative Dlxon of
Montana. After a government em
ploye has refused three times to paj
a bill he is to lie suspended and if he
fails in three months is to be Btrlcken
from the rolls.
A. I. Qoodell, superintendent of the
l.c Ho: smelter at Northport, Wash, 1
has expressed the belief that the Bmel-I
ter will be started again as a result
of the signal victory won by A. J. Mc-
Millan ai the Le Koi shareholders'
meeting in London.
Grand Forks, B. C. —The Canadian
Pacific railway is said to contemplate
building a branch line from Eholt to
The annual report of 1(. H. Tatem,
assayer in charge of the United States
assay office in Helena, Mont., on the
mineral production of Montana, durijjg
the year 1904 has just been released]
by the treasury department at Wash
In substance, Mr. Tatem's report is
The aggregate value of the precious
metals won by the mills, smelters and
other reduction works from the ore;
mined and treated, together with tin; 1
gold obtained from placers, shows a!
marked increase over the yield of the,
preceding year. The quantity and val
ue of each is shown below, the gold
and silver being <■ imputed at the coin-!
age rate and the copper and lead at
the average market price for the year: I
(iold. fine ounces, 246,605,374, $•">.
--0i»7,785.50; silver, Ine ounces, L 4.605
-,-1089.91, v! 5.887 TJ.7 ..■■; cupper, line 11..-,.,
283,945,330, $36,410,309.67, and lead,
fine ] ..-.'.iv $196,525.10; to
tal value, $60,590, iIV
Oro Grande, Idaho.—By its Glory
hoie method of mining and its 100 tin
cj .:i Ide planl . ihe Crooked Ki\ er com
pany is able lo handle ore at less than
,$1 a ion an I to extract between 86
and 90 per cent of the assay value.
The owners ol the Oregon mine on
Summit fiat, a Bhorl distance from Oro
Grande, are driving an 826 foot cross
cut tunnel to tap the vein at great
|, Roasland, .». C. A contract for deep
jenlng the wlnzi from the 1660 foot.
| level of the l." koi to the 17f)0 foot
level has been Ist by Superintendent
In the Centre Star the main shaft
has been i xv oded to the eleventh lev-,
| el, and a station is now being cut,
which is L 630 feet below the collar of,
Chicago.—Mine. Calve, who suffered
an attack of rheumatism in Milwaukee
last week, was unable to appear In con
cert here and her engagement was
postponed until the evening of Jan
Madame Calve will spend Christmas
at Hot Springs, Ark., and will make a
special trip to Chicago to Mil her Ml
gagetnent before going to the Pacific
Frederick L. Power, well known as j
a director of theatrical stock com-;
panics, and for Hie past two seasons
Stage director at the Hush Temple the
ater, was operated on recently at Chi
for cancer of th etongue. The ■■
end of bis tongue was affected, as well ;
part of his throat. Mr. Power <
will never be able to articulate again,
according to '■■'■ hospital surgeons.
The cancer was brought on by •*'jj
moking. Mr. Power at one,
time wai bauing man with Margaret
Mather and has also played with Kieh
ard Mansfield and Walker WhitesideV j
Governor Oeorg'l H. Utter of Rhode ,
Island is a Seventh Day Adventlst, and i
fore on the last day of the week
the executive department of the state;
does no business. ' ]
BOBBIE'S CHRIBTMAB PRAYER.
"Dod b'm all the family dear;
Do 4 h>«t mamma, papa, toot
Dod b>«» 'title lister Fan— •'. ';
An 1 bring me a ited, nice an' new.
"Dod beat »ii th* chll'ren poor,
An' make nil the «lck folks w*ll|
An dear I>iml, p'easc don't forget
To lenj a pony, big an* twett
"V<m\ bs grectou to your lamba,
An' keep hlh out of my life;
Dod b'eia nil my 'Ittle Men's —
An' pease don't forget a Of*.
I "An Dod bess ole Bants Clans,
lie Is such a sprendld man!
An' (ell liimi to not forget
To bring a gun, too, if he can.
"An' 11 box of marbles, too,
An' ii lot of picture books—
i An' a toolchest full of tools,
Wlf tacks, nulls, screws, uu' book*.
"An 1 dear Dod, Rome other fines
To nil In corners wlf, yon know.
. Ginger cakes go 1 mils an' figs
An' a lot of candy, too.
"An 1 i wouldn't mind some nkntes,
(I 11 give my ole ones to tome film')
An i reckon ilia Ii all-
Bo dood-iiljjht, dear Dod, amen."
Detroit Free Press.
% Talbot's Christmas '4
v|# BY FRANCIS HART. jJW
JAMES," said Gerry Talbot sudden
ly, looking up from the letter be
had just received, "you needn't
ini ii ll about tin' rest. The dinner
will not coma off, after n1.."
The decorated end of the big, sumptu
ous studio looked oddly distasteful to
; Gerry Talbot since the reading of Miss
; Wakefleld'a telegram, which had shat
tered his enthusiastic plane, lie bad in
, vited her—and her brother ami his wife
— a Christinas studio dinner which be
meant to make 'is festive as possible. Of
course, her rejection at the last hour
had been a gentle invention prepared to
avert a greater disappointment, for he
bad let her know unmistakably how It
: was with him, and he had been ho hope
; fill of success that he had selected II
1 ring for her Christmas gift—a little gold
' en circlet set with a clear white soli
The streets were thronged with bust
ling Christmas shoppers, glad of heart,
with merry, expectant faces, and here
mid there a wistful one, too, looking on,
hut not buying. Talbot noticed two lit
tle girls gazing wistfully into a confec
"Yes, Mm, I would. I'd do It fust
thing," said the taller of the two. "Oh,
my, wouldn't it be nice to be rich an'
invite all your friends to a big turkey
an' ice cream dinner!"
They were very poorly clad, thin
featured and 111-nourished, but not un
pleasant to look at. Tnlbol was con
bclohs, all nt once, of nn Inexplicable
impulse to gratify the child's wish.
"So you would really like to give
your friends a Christinas dinner!" said
he, smiling down at her astonished eves.
"I have a great mind to let you have
"Oh, dear mo, Mm!" gasped I. on. "I
can't hardly believe it, can you? It
sounds just like a make-believe thing.
Won't Mis' I'osey be s'prisedl An'
Jonas an' Meg an' Torn. Oh, won't they
be jest too pleased!"
"How many shall you invite?" Talbot
asked gravely, taking out his notebook.
"Well, there's Aunt Katie an' Uncle
Tim an' the baby. Mis' Poeey, Jonas
Hoggs, Meg an' Pat Fooley—Min, can
you think of anyone else?"
"Lame Betsy an' Moll."
"How many's that?" asked Lou.
"Twelve, countit»% us three."
"Don't you think it would be nice
to have a little present beside each
plate?" asked Talbot.
Both girls gasped, but looked Immense
"Suppose you two go round with me
and pick out what you consider suitable
for each of your guests, because I should
not know what to select."
When Lou appeared at the studio on
the following morning she was a very
different looking girl, and any one would
have known by the pure joy of her
voice that some great and festive event
was at hand. Talbot had finished the
decorations which had been so harshly
Interrupted by Mis<4 Wnkefield's mes
sage, and the result was extremely grat
ifying, especially after Lou's rapturous
At precisely 12 o'clock the bell rang
for the first time to announce the ar
rival of Aunt Katie and Tim and the
baby, all polished and prinked to the
verge of pnlnfulneas. Next came Mis'
Posey, a little, faded, bo* •■ I, ancient
■woman in rusty black, with long gold
loops in her wrinkled i are. i. line Betty
thumped in on her crutches, closely fol
lowed by Moll, in borrowed finery, of va
rious nixes. Mi.' brought blind Jonas,
and a merry little wraith of a man called
Talbot shook hands all around with
a "Merry Christina*!" after which they
all took their places at the beautiful
table, the Ilk* of which none of that
humble party hud ever looked upon. Hut
it was a kindly madness that possessed
the host of that bountiful dinner, for
his stories were of the »le*Saat«S< and
his watchful carp was unflagging. Ills
guests rewarded his efforts by i sponta
neous enjoyment of nil thnt was set be
fore them, It was* good to *<■.• them
wait upon blind Jonas, who could not
help himself, and upon tome Betty,
whose crippled ham!* made dimc«lt the
use of knife and fork.
Talbot rose to replenish a half-emptied
plate as th* ball bell thrilled merrily,
chert was a pause; then Jam**' quiet,
wall trained role* said: "Yea, madam;
ho is at dinner in the studio."
Th« door swung Inward. Talhot knew
that he was not dreaming when ah*
cam* toward him with outstretched
hands and a ripple of explanation of
which he hoard imt one word, indeed,
to him one Isolated fact Riled th* world
—that she was smiling tip at him with a
grp.it promise in her eyes,
"A little friend of mine wanted to
give her friends a Christmas dinner, and
I persuade I her to lei me share it," he
explained jauntily. "It hat been ■ great
treat to me."
Miss Wakcfleld read the whole truth
for herself us she looked Into the good,
homely faces that reflected their host*
praises In every glance. Bhe said noth
ing, but her eyes told what Talbot would
have given all be possessed to henr from
her lips. Then Mr. Wakeßeld and his
wife ventured In, and Tnlbol bethought
himself to ask If they had dined, which
they hnd not.
Lou and Talbot made room fur three
plates here and there, and us there was
n plenty of crullers and turkey and Icet
cream, all went well to the very end of
the function, when the eleven originally
invited ipsuests rose and made their
adieus with glad hearts and beaming
Miss Wakefleld stood before the grate
while her brother and his wife examined
a row of pictures half hidden behind the
"I was so sorry to disappoint yon yes
terday," she said, "but poor Ted's tele*
gram was so urgent that we were afraid
he was worse, and hadn't the heart to
refuse him. When I discovered thai we
could take an early train home I made
up my mind to run In and wish yon a
Merry Christmas, anyway, and so we
came, yon see."
Talbot thought of the ring. He had
token it from its hiding place. "For a
long while I have wanted to nsk yon to
accept this—and hat goes with it," he
said simply, holding tho glittering bauble
A red glow crept Into her face. She
made no audible answer, but when the
young couple at the other end of the
room sauntered toward them they were
CHRISTMAS TREE FIRE&
How the Danger of Parlor Coiflasra*
lions May Be Minimised.
Several accidents on Christmas eve
and day each year recall the fact, appar
ent only on that day, thai the Christ
mas tree is quite as dangerous as it in
pretty, and that the proud father per
sonating "Santa Clans should tike the
precaution to equip himself with asbes
tos whiskers. About the usual number
of Urea are recorded In the country each
year as a result of the Inflammable na
ture of the Christmas tn>n and its dec
orations and their careless handling,
This warning always follows Christ
mas just ns the outcry agitinst toy pis
tols is raised after the Fourth of July.
Of course no rose is free from thorns,
and apparently no holiday can be ob
served in the conventional fashion with
out risk of accident to the merrymakers.
Sputtering candles on » Christmas tree
are a very real danger, and the same may
be said of the tree* themselves, the
wreaths of evergreen and the mistletoe.
After a day or two they become dry and
Inflammable to a high degree, ■< nd In t'io
joy of the celebration risks are run and
precautions neglected. A tree thus load
ed down with presents and decorations
may become in an instant a torch capa
ble of starting (1 disastrous lire, as ninny
cities discovered the other day, to their
great cost and to ilii» serious discomfort
of their lire departments.
I'.y taking preventive measures thou
sands of dollars will be saved every year.
| Trees should be bought late and kept
'■lit doors until used, In the case of i
fresh, green trees the risk will be min
imized. Candles should not be too close
together and should be constantly watch
ed. Above all, ii wet blanket should
be at hand, also a sponge on a pole long
enough to reach any point of the trees
or celling. So, at least, say the fire;
fighters, who every year have their own j
Christmas spoiled by the neglect of these
very obvious precautions.
Old l<l<iiiH About Christmas.
Even as late as l~r>.'t there was sim«
doubt ns to the exact date of Christmas,
the old count bringing it to the !">th of
January, the new count giving us the ,
25th of December, which is "the day we
celebrate." In Devonshire, England, it
is believed that if the sun shines (it noon
on Christmas day a plentiful crop may
be looked for iii the following year.
The Thoughtful Giraffe. .
The absurd nii<] long-legged giraffe
Said: "Here Is a thought makes me lm-.yh.
If we sirafTei should
Wear stockings, how ronld
Old Santa Clans even nil half
The New Year —You'll huv4 to tuor* '
on, uld uiuu. I
A widow who offers for probate anil
undertakes to carry out as administra
trix with the will annexed, the win of
her husbaud, which devises to her hen
own land for life with remainder to
their children, find an additional sum
of money, Is hold, In Trip]) vs. Nobles
(N. C.) 0.7 L. H. A. 449, to be estopped
to assert her absolute title to the real
A corporation which contracts to
lijtllt a building by electricity is held,
1 i Alexander vs. Nantlcoke Light Co.
(Pa.), 07 li. K. A. -17."., to undertake
thereby to protect its occupants from
irjury by the electrical current, so far
;.s It c.'iii do bo by exorcising the high
est degree of care, skill, an l diligence
in the construction and maintenance
of Us plant.
A written transfer of :i certificate
of shares of stuck in a corporation,
made in good faith and far value, ami
possession taken thereof n ■• a plpdgo
for the payment of a private debt of
the assignor, Is held, In ■ ileton bank
vs. Btanrod (Idaho), C,7 L. It. A. 650,
to have preference over » subsequent
ottachtneut thereof In favor of a cred
itor of the assignor, although the tran-v
for was not entered on the proper
books of tin- corporation.
A parol gift of a note li held, la
Vnnn vs. Edwards (N. 0.), 07 1.. It. A.
•nil, not to be within the meaning of a
constitutional provision requiring a
man's written consent to make valid
I I-, wife's conveyance of her property,
since the word "conveyance" has ref
erence to the transfer of such property,
as must be transferred by written In
struments, A note to this case col
lates all the other authorities on the
question, Is a parol gift a convey
An unregistered transfer of slum*
of corporation stock, for which no cer
lideate has been Issued, if made for *
valuable consideration and without
fraud, Is held, In Llpscomb vs. Condon
(W. Va.), 07 1,. It. A. 870. to vest In the
transferee a title to the shares superior
to the claims of a subsequent attaching
creditor of the transferred The validi
ty of pledge or other transfer of stock
of corporation when not made In books
of the company, as against attach
ments, executions or subsequent trans
fers, Is the subject of an oxtenslv*
I note to these cases.
■I AN EDISON EXPERIMENT. 1
When ThotDftl A. Edison was i boy,
selling papers on a train between
Huron and Cleveland, lie became so
Interested In electricity that he has
i itover been able to let It alone line*
| Unfortunately, his spare time off duty
was not enough for bis experiment^
says the World's Work, lie urged Ilia
father to allow him to sit up nights and
play with the telegraph; but Mr Kdl
-1 ton, senior, believed In early rising
nnd early going to bed, and Thomas*
wan sent to hia room promptly at 9,
while bii father sat up two hours long*
jer to read the papers the boy had
: brought home.
Those two hours templed the boy,
and at hist be hit on a pi in for secur
(ng them. Ills chum lived about two
hundred yards away, beyond an inter
vening orchard. The two boys rigged
up a telegraph circuit between their
rooms. Young Edison made batteries
of preserve jars. The day after It
was In order he gave the extra papers
to bis Chum, and when night cam*
there were none for his father to read.
Mr. Edison seemed much disturbed
by the loss of his dally reading matter*
and by 0 o'clock, when it was time for
Thomas to go to bed, bo was very rest
less. Then the boy made a sugges
"All the papers are down at Dick's,"
he said. "Hut Dick and I have a tele
graph-lino between our rooms. 1 thins;
perhaps I can call him up and get th«
Accordingly they adjourned to th«
boy's room, aud soon had Dick on (tie
wire. Then while beyond the orchard
Dick read from the paper and sent
massage! by telegraph, young Kdlnoa
took down Bulletins and handed them
to his father. Bedtime was forgotten,
and it was after 11 o'clock before Hi*
father was ready to quit.
After that he seemed to have no
more worry over the effect of late
hours on his Ron, and young Edison
had Ills time to himself for electrical*
"Tommy, I wish you would run to
the butcher shop and tell the nan to
send over two pounds of the same beef
we had the other day."
"Yes, mother, It would afford me
unwonted pleasure to do as you re
quest," replied Tommy, as be wiped
off his asses
"And Tommy?" «
... "Be sure and tell the butene? to send
dressed beef— we wouldn't dare let lb«
neighbors see It come into the ho-us*
Laziness Is the frui. of misdirected