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"Whimsical weather" suits it well
Airships are almost as brittle as
The most popular book in the home
of the workingman Is his bankbook.
Surely the professor had a bad ear
for music who killed himself because
the baby cried.
New York society makes a better
appearance at the horse show than in
the divorce court.
The Indians never invented any
thing finer than the Indian summer
that bears their name.
The auto is said to promote appendi
citis, but this will not deter those who
can scrape up the price.
If in 1,000 years from now it will be
possible to live 120 years it is to be
hoped that it will be worth while.
Virtue does not consist in doing
right, but in choosing to do right. This
is the great distinction between the
animal and man.
Germany is now viewing with com
placency the Monroe doctrine, which
has all along viewed Germany with
King Manuel of Portugal has gone
to England to get him a wife, if possi
ble. Joe, Mich., is also recom
mended for that purpose.
Many a man is wearing a plush hat
who would shudder at the idea of bor
rowing a feather from his wife's top
piece to make it complete.
Word comes that a New Yorker Is
to be relieved from the stress of pov
erty by an inheritance of $100,000. He
is not much of a New Yorker.
It will be almost impossible to coun
terfeit the new French bank notes,
but we get this information from the
designer, not from the counterfeiters.
Women may, as the learned Dr.
Hillis says, own all the property in
1,000 years, but many of those now liv
ing willingly would discount their
After reading about mental malprac
tice and treatment for prosperity In
New York we have more charity for
the ancient New Englanders who be
lieved in witchcraft.
Vienna has an enterprising mar
riage broker who offers to unite bank
rupt European titles to useful Ameri
can millions. Judging the present by
the past, he can do it.
Just at present we have in the
North Dakota the fastest and best
Dreadnought in the world, but some
other nation may get abetter one next
Honduras has lost its navy. The
only warship of that country, a tug
boat transformed into an armed cruis
er, was run into near Puerto Cortez
by a fruit steamer and sunk. Thus
the coast of Honduras is defenseless
against foreign aggression. But the
Hondurans can go Inland and out of
range if serious danger shall threaten.
A heartless court has appointed a
conservator for the 70-year-old bride
who recently married an eastern uni
versity student, aged 21, and the
young husband will be arraigned for
perjury in gallantly swearing that
his wife was only 24. There was a
time In this country when people ad
mired an enterprising young man
who tried to work his way through
The international art exhibition at
Venice has just come to an end, and
one feature of the finale was the sale
of some of the paintings on exhibi
tion. Six of the more notable were
by American artists, and they were
bought for the gallery of the Interna
tional Art association at Venice. That
is a tribute to American talent the
significance of which will be recog
Turkey, after disposing of old and
obsolete war vessels, proposes to
construct a new navy at a cost of
hot less than $100,000,000, and part of
the outfit planned will be seven bat
tleships of the Dreadnought class. No
doubt a navy will serve a useful pur
pose, but could not the Young Turks'
spend the money to better advantage'
Does not Turkey need other things
more than a big fleet of war craft?
The treasury department at Wash
ington lias given orders that revenue
cutters shall patrol the waters about
certain Hawaiian islands where poach
ers are ruthlessly destroying the
birds. This protection is intended to
prevent such indiscriminate slaughter
and to assure the preservation of
birds the value of which is coming to
be more thoroughly appreciated.
This is another form of conservation
that is to be commended.
King Menelik of Abyssinia is again
said to be improving. He has been
reported dead so frequently that he
must have a choice collection of
A veteran captain reports the sea
alive with whales between Sandy
Hook and the West Indies. It is a
hint that would have been as good as
a fortune to the Yankee harpoonists
of other days. But apparently the de
cay of an industry once great has
been as good as a game law for the
mammals of the deep.
A Parisian dress designer says with
in twenty years both men and wom
en will wear garments that do not
reach below the knees. Twenty years?
The way cotton is going up we are
looking for something of that kind
within a short time.,
A man In Connecticut bet his good
hired girl against an old horse on the
result of the election. He won, but
oik learning of the bet the hired girl
did the rest. It was not pleasant for
the winner, for .good hired girls are
not us easily top
Of course i* is carefully concealed,
and much care and labor is required
to extract it, but it is there just the
same. The department has proved this
beyond doubt. Out of 100 pounds of
watermelons experts in chemistry
made one-tenth of a gallon of alcohol.
They also have convicted the humble
sweet potato of possessing another
spree. Secretary Wilson announced
Gossip of Washington
What Is Goinrf On at the
He Calls Mrs. Snowball a Model Hoi
20 years James
Wilson, secretary of agriculture,
has been sounding the praises of the
American hen. He has shown by sta
tists, pictures, reports, omelets, soft
boiled eggs and spring chickens that
the American hen beats the world.
She is not the possessor of great per
sonal beauty, she does not aspire to
be a butterfly of fashion, but is a very
fine representative of the housewife
type of chicken. If fine feathers made
fine birds she would not be in it. For
the peacock is a dazzler and the roos
ter struts with an air that cannot be
imitated by his more modest compan
ion who does the housework and
scratches around for the children. But
the hen, by keeping steadily at work
and doing the best she can, has been
enabled to enrich this country by more
good dollars than all the silver mines
of the west and all the gold of the
Klondike. Statistics show that in a
single generation the American hen
lays eggs enough to make the Atlan
tic ocean one vast omelet and fill the
Pacific with scrambled eggs. Placed
on top of one another they would
make a stack 40,000 times as tall as
the Washington monument and almost
as higb. as the price of beef.
All this has been done by the one
egg a day hen. But along with the
airships and the 26,000-ton battleships,
the two-egg hen has arrived. No, she
was not produced by Luther Burbank
by grafting a Leghorn chicken onto a
roe herring. She is Just a plain, ordi
nary hen, who resolved to do her best,
department of agriculture has
come along with some good news for
those citizens in southern Indiana who,
when arrested last fall for conducting
"blind tigers," set up as a defense
that they had become intoxicated from
eating watermelons. The department
has not yet analyzed the Indiana
brand of melons, but it asserts that
there is a "jag" in the Georgia mel
Woman Causes a Big Scare in a Bank
HEAVILY veiled woman, well
dressed and with an aristocratic
bearing, rushed into a Washington
bank and up to the window of the re
ceiving teller. A number of people
were standing in line waiting to de
posit money. The man nearest the
window held in his hands a large roll
of bills and before him on the marble
counter lay a leather bag in which he
carried his gold coin to the bank.
With a swift glance at the teller
and no word of explanation to the
man waiting she made a quick grab
at the bag and turned hurriedly to
leave the building. The man at the
window cried, "Stop!" a policeman
came running to his assistance one
hand clutched at his pistol pocket,
How the Government Loses Millions
of criminal prosecu-
tions against perpetrators of "sleep
er trunk" customs frauds with ramifi
cations in all parts of the country
the pressing of existing indictments
to avoid lapses under the statute of
limitations and the customs investiga
tion generally were discussed at a con
ference at the treasury department re
cently. Secretary of the Treasury
MacVeagh, Attorney General Wicker
sham, Collector Loeb of the port of
New York, and United States District
Attorney Henry A. Wise of the south
ern district of New York, participated.
The "sleeper trunk" frauds, where
by goods are brought into this country
in trunks with false bottoms to de
ceive the inspectors, stretch to many
parts of the United States, though
passing only through the port of New
York in the cases about to be prose
Beyond the generalization of mil
lions of dollars nobody officially can
estimate the amount of taxes thus
evaded. Most of the violators of law
in this respect are dressmakers. The
government has a good deal of evj
denc* along this line, and the prose
cutions for this form of wholesale dis
and clucks to find herself, famous.
This hen has appeared in Wilmington
and is the property of a 14-year-old
boy, Lilbourne Martin. But she is not
a native of Delaawre. No, she thanks
her feathers she was born at Bynum,
Md., and thus good old HartfOrd coun
ty adds another gem to the diadem of
the state that made good eating fa
mous. Though black as a colored poli
tician, she rejoices in the name of
Snowball, and as such will go down in
For generations Maryland has been
famous 'for her chickens, and whether
they were fried a la Maryland or were
laid to rest in the old-fashioned pie,
they have served their country well
and have left pleasant memories be
hind them. It is all the more gratify
ing to record that out of the heart of
the fried-chicken belt has come this
According to the records, she not
only lays two eggs a day, but some
times varies it by contributing three.
All are perfectly fresh and suitable
for family use. If she can keep up
her record for a year this will mean
730 eggs, with a few extra for Christ
mas and the Fourth of July. If all the
eggs grow up into chickens Mrs.
Snowball would soon have enough de
scendants to cluck around the world.
She deserves a medal from Secretary
Wilson and a cablegram from Col.
Roosevelt for her efforts to prevent
Mrs. Snowball is a model hen. She
never worries about the fashions in
feathers she is not forever running
off to some barnyard by the sea or
chicken house in the mountains she
does not try to shine at bridge or out
scratch her neighbors. She stays at
home, looks after Mr. Snowball and
the children and attends strictly to
business. Wherefore will she be re
membered wherever the egg is held in
honor and the chicken in esteem.
Really Is a Jag in a Georgia Melon
the discovery of a criminal tendency
in the watermelon heretofore unsus
"We have been experimenting with
every sort of fruit and vegetable that
contains sugar," said Mr. Wilson, "the
watermelon, pears, apples, peaches,
plums, pumpkins, muskmelons, Irish
potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets and
other vegetables. The watermelon sur
prised us. We never expected it of
it. The purpose is to develop the
cheapest kind of denatured alcohol for
use as fuel.
"The experiments have been made
under the directions of Dr. Harvey
W. Wiley, chief of the bureal of
chemistry. Of course it is impossible
to extract this alcohol in paying quan
tities from melons, but we hope to do
so from sweet potatoes.
"The experiments have been made
to benefit the seacoast portion of the
south, from Virginia down the Atlan
tic around Florida and along the gulf.
Sweet potatoes can be grown cheaply
in the sand of these sections. One
bushel of sweet potatoes will make a
gallon of alcohol. The product is a
better and cheaper fuel than benzine."
several women in the long line of
waiting patrons showed signs of faint
ing and the wildest excitement pre
vailed. Had a bank robber descended
in the guise of a fashionable woman?
"Put back that money!" demanded
as with one voice the banker, the io
llceman and all the men standing in
line at the window.
"Why, certainly I will," said the
woman who had caused all the excite
ment and who, by this time thorough
ly alarmed at the cries of everyone
about her, ventured an explanation.
"I owe you all an apology, I believe. I
was here a moment ago and forgot a
pair of gloves. I left in a great hurry
and must have left them here at the
window. I had only a few minutes to
catch my train to Baltimore and mis
took that gentleman's money bag for
them. They are just exactly that color,
Her explanation was sufficient and
smiles spread over the alarmed faces.
"Good joke," voted the huge guar
dian of the peace, who breathed freely
again and sauntered away.
honesty promises to be of a sensation
Collector Loeb expressed the opin
ion that the "sleeper trunk" frauds
could no longer be carried on suc
cessfully under the rules he has
adopted. These provide for a new
stamp arrangement for trunks and a
limitation of the hours a trunk may
remain on the docks, instead of being
permitted to stay there long enough to
be whisked away after nightfall. In
stead the government will stew away
the trunks in a place safe from possi
bility of smuggling off the docks in
the darkness. An honest standard for
al steamship employes will be but
tressed by the collector's efforts. This
wil be effected through the companies
by dismissal of men guilty of abetting
frauds. Some cases already have de
veloped in which the collector com
plained, and the companies acted,
promptly. District Attorney Wise es
pecially discussed the sleeper ques
tion at the conference.
Immense Elms Centuries Old.
Recently the largest tree in Wins
low township, Jefferson county, was
cut It was located in the Paradise
settlement. When lying down it was
found that its height when standing
had been 140 feet spread 'of limbs,
72 feet distance to: the first limb, 36
feet. It was £ve feet through, seven
ieet above the. ground. The! tree was
an elm. By the annual rings it was
between 320 and 325 years old.—Phil
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JUDGE URGES A NEW PARTY
Judge Peter S. Grosscup of the United
States court of appeals, writing in the North
American Review under the caption, "Prosperity
with Justice," advocates the rise of a new po
litical party committed to the policy of an equal
distribution among all men of the fruits of their
Judge Grosscup holds that the society of the
future must be founded on "a proprietary co
partnership in corporate success," and adds that
he is now ready to. renounce his loyalty to the
Republican party in favor of a new party which
shall have for its purpose the establishment of
a policy of justice and equity to all mankind.
The period of awakening in America, says
Judge Grosscup, came with the administration of
Mr. Roosevelt. Doctrines which cannot now be
forgotten and which must be worked into the very fabric of our national
life were theni enunciated. Corporate greed must be curbed, the tariff must
revised and a scheme devised which will work justice to the common
Judge Grosscup believes that the present administration is not only fail
ing 1o carry out the policies inaugurated by Col. Roosevelt, but is assuming
a reactionary attitude which is making the burden of the .worker more op
pressive and intolerable than before. Hence the need of a fresh party. As
to the actual work for reform accomplished by the former president, Judge
'The central figure of this period (the period of awakening) was Presi
dent Roosevelt. There are those blind enough to the faults of this remark
able man to see in him a greater man than Lincoln and those blind enough
to his virtues not to see in him the extraordinary insight that gave to him,
as to Lincoln, his leadership among men. But no one saw more clearly than
Mr. Roosevelt that his administration had accomplished little in the actual
work of reframing the laws to carry out its spirit—no one saw more clearly
than he that his work was chiefly that of a preacher of righteousness.
"To his successor—:wholly selected by himself—was left the constructive
work that was expected to be done. Roosevelt .had summoned the people,
had impqpeled them as a great jury before whom to frame and to whom to
submit, one after another, the constructive proposals that would carry out
the purpose of the awakening. The proposals themselves he left to be
framed and submitted by his successor.
"The first of these proposals in the supposed series of progressive pro
posals was tariff revision. That proposal was distinctly framed in the con
vention that nominated Taft. It was submitted by him pointedly to the jury
of the people. The verdict returned was for a revision, not a make-believe,
but a real revision and nothing remained after that but to put the verdict
into judgment at the special session of congress.
"Whether the verdict has been put into judgment or whether it was set
aside—Senator Aldrich wielding the real authority of the party in power, the
president satisfied with a concession here and there around the edges—will
be determined speedily, not by what the president says, but by what ex
perience shows the tariff beneficiaries can do under cover of the so-called
"If experience shows that this, the first promise of the new administra
tion, has been broken—then what? Is it not time, in that event, to inquire
where we are?"
[GREAT LAWYER SAVES WOMAN
When Samuel Untermyer of New York, one
of the greatest of the country's corporation law
yers, was appointed several weeks ago by Jus
tice Malone of the supreme court of New York
to defend Augusta Crisinti, charged with the mur
der of her husband, the bar was amazed and
wondered what he would do with the case.
Mr. Untermyer had not been connected with
a murder case for years. He had not been inside
a courtroom in connection witn a case of such
minor importance in a long while and necessarily
his friends believed he had forgotten many of the
tricks that make criminal lawyers successful.
But the "doubting Thomases" didn't take into
consideration the kind of man they had to deal
When the court appoints a lawyer for a
person too poor to retain legal counsel the attorney is allowed $500 as fee.
To Mr. Untermyer $500 means nothing, so it was not to get the money, as
subsequent events show, that he entered the case with such zeal. He
worked night and day for the poor Italian woman. He spent $1,000 out of
his own pocket and when the jury came in with a verdict of "not guilty"
Mr. Untermyer gave the $500 the state owed him to the prisoner. He had
saved her life and given her what seemed to her a fortune, more money than
she had ever had in her life.
Recently, when the judges of New York were criticised for assigning
certain types of lawyers to defend capital criminal cases, they asked the
members of the New York bar for help. Attorney Untermyer was one of the
125 who responded to the fudges' call and agreed to take a criminal case
occasionally even though it meant financial loss.
"We lawyers owe something to the dignity of the business," Untermyer
is quoted as saying. "We are sworn officers of the court and of justice."
NEW MINISTER TO CHINA
William J. Calhoun is to be the new minister
to China. The Chicago lawyer at first declined
the post, but later reconsidered his determination
and accepted it.
President Taft was ready to appoint Mr. Cal
houn to the federal bench, to the place given
Judge Carpenter, if he would take it, say those
in touch with things at the White House.* These
men were not surprised to learn that he was be
ing pressed to go to China. Mr. Calhoun stirred
Chicago political circles as late as November 6,
when addressing the Marquette club members in
the presence of Senator Cummins of Iowa, he
fearlessly defended the "insurgents" at Washing
ton. Politicians generally felt that the speech
brought the Chicago lawyer back into the po
litical field and it is said those who did not agree
with Calhoun began to fear the influence he might have.
Born in Pittsburg, Pa., in 1848, Mr. Calhoun has long been a commanding
figure in Illinois and the nation. In 1896 he took up the cause of the late
President McKinley and did much to swing Illinois' delegation to the McKin
ley column in the national convention. In 1900 Mr. Calhoun could have re
ceived the Republican nomination for governor if he would have permitted
his friends to enter him in tbe race. He has a wide acquaintance in the
state, having lived at Danville, 111., where he was admitted to the bar in 1875,
before going to Chicago.
In 1898 Mr. Calhoun was named a member of the interstate commerce
commission, serving until 1900, in which year he moved to Chicago. In 1905
he was selected as a special commissioner to Venezuela, when an interna
tional crisis was impending. His report, made then, has formed the basis for
America's action ever since in maintaining the principles of the Monroe
PLEADS FOR RACE SUICIDE
With Theodore Roosevelt in far-away Africa,
no one yet has taken up the cudgel to defend the
former president's anti-race-suicide theory, which
has been assailed by Prof. Scott Nearing of the
University of Pennsylvania. Prof. Nearing is in
structor of economics, and he sees as one of the
direst perils which confront this country the
danger of overproduction in only one thing—
Prof. Nearing has launched the doctrine of
smaller families on the basis that large families
and many of them are likely to eat up all the
contents of the national larder and create a
famine. He ascribes the high cost of food to
the increase of large families, and evidently has
no faith in the stories about vast quantities of
food being destroyed to prevent the overloading
of the markets.
Incidentally he opposes large families the ground that woman should
devote herself to rearing two or three children in a proper manner rather
than bearing three or four times that number to overcrowd the schools and
keep the baker busy.
is a good thing," J* the way the professor puts it, "be
cause it. prevents an increase in population greater than can be provided for.
It also means an easy life for woinen. How can they enjoy life when they
•pen* their prlnein hearing children?
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City Items in Terse Form
Metropolitan News of Interest
to All Readers
Men Like Empty Cups, Says Waitress
men are Just like
a long row of coffee cups. They
sit in a line empty and we have to
fill 'em up."
This is the way that you look to the
girl behind the counter who takes
your order for eggs and fish cakes.
If you thought that the lady might
be impressed with your individuality
you are mistaken, the Boston Herald
says. This hustling person with the
bright smile &nd pink cheeks is far
too busy with her "roast beef rare—
sausage and mashed potato—hurry up
those eggs doughnuts, doughnuts,
more doughnuts," to see you in your
"Land, yes, men are all alike. They
want what they want and they want it
quick. If their order does not come
right up you catch it. If you try to
hurry the chef you catch it again.
But they're all right if you know how
to manage 'em. What we do is just
to jolly 'em up.
"Now there are the grouches, plen
ty of them. It is funny--though not so
funny, either—that most of them come
in in the morning. You know how it
is yourself when you have just got
up. You feel like a fried egg'slapped
out of the pan before Jt got fried.
You go downtown, sidle up to a lunch
Her High Heel Gave Burglar Liberty
YORK.—Misfortune In the
shape of a high-heeled boot and a
hole in the carpet overwhelmed Mrs.
Edward Patterson just as she was go
ing strong in a chase for a thief from
her home, 350 Fifth avenue, Brooklyn.
In recounting the facts it is neces
sary to state that Mis. Patterson
wears a No. 3A, or thereabouts, and
the heel of a No. 3A isn't much broad
er than a spike. She did not give a
pardonable thought to hjr footgear
when she returned from shopping,
but opened the door softly and dis
covered the thief in her bedroom. He
was bending over a trunk in which
were the family jewels and consider
able cash. Mrs. Patterson approached
noiselessly—No. 3's properly trod in
make little commotion—and threw her
arms around the thief's neck.
He wavered an instant between re
sistance and a longing to enjoy the
embrace of his fair captor. Decision
came when Mrs. Patterson put on her
emergency brake clutch and the thief
gurgled. He tried to free himself and,
Hides His Misplay by Eating a Card
YORK.—It wasn't the stake In
volved that caused A. B. Hudson,
a Wall street broker, to invent a heart
sandwich, for money means little to
him. It was the vaunting pride in his
ability to play bridge.
John W. Gates, John A. Drake, Hud
son, popularly called "Huddy," and a
broker were whiling away a long even
ing in a small game in a private room
in an uptown restaurant. Six or seven
men, whose names are familiar in
Wall street, were present. Opposite
Hudson sat Gates, Drake was paired
with the broker. Gates' temper had
not been improved by the luck in
which he was playing.
Finally it came to the rubber and it
was a heart make. Five leads had
been made when a heart was led.
"Huddy" laid a club upon it. Gates
lifted his eyebrows. When more
trumps ha* been ignored by "Huddy,"
Newest Dog Food May Conquer Arctic
—The latest product of
Packingtown is to be tried
out on the dog—literally. It will
be tried on Eskimo dogs at that
A corps of experts now is scour
in Greenland from coast to coast to
find the hundred strongest dogs in
that ice-locked region, and it is the ap
petites of these dogs that Chicago's
food specialists are to cater to.
Capt. Ronald Amundsen Is to take
these 100 powerful canines on ship
board in his seven years' cruise for
the far recesses of the Arctic ocean,
and when the explorer left Chicago
yesterday, after conferences covering
many days with the food chemists
at the stockyards, it was learned to
day, he carried samples of a new
delicacy to tickle the appetite of dog
dom, sharpened by the. already famous
Reduced to its elements in the lab
oratory test tubes, the new dog biscuit
—for it looks rather more like a bis
cuit ^than any other known artieleof
counter and growl fpr something to
"They're all like that in the morn
ing. We have to get the scowl out of
their foreheads and brighten them up
for the day. How do we do it? It
isn't so yery hard. Look out that their
orders are taken. Hustle up and put
clean silver before their places and
line it up straight. The line-up makes
a lot of difference.
"Then if you get their order around
all right they begin to feel better. I
always study my customers. Now,
there's a man over.there, the fat one
in a high collar. He likes his steak
well done. The next time he comes I'm
going to see that his steak is just right
the first time.
"Then there are some that want
strong coffee. I just say to myself:
'Now that pleasant-looking man there
likes it strong, and the next time he
will get it strong without asking for
it.' A lot of bother to remember all
this? Land, no it's part of the busi
ness. We get to know them, if they
come regularly enough it's easy to
remember what they want.
"Yes, if you were in the business
you could tell time just by the expres
sion on your customer's faces. In
the morning there are the grouches.
Then when they come in on a rush
and want a good solid meal that they
can take in about two mouthfuls, and
want it quick, you know it's noon.
They've got into the working harness
and they feel better. Then when it's
evening, oh, they're way up. And after
ten o'clock at night they are way,
failing, dragged Mrs. Patterson Into
the hall. She had an abundance of
pluck and held fast as she was carrfed
downstairs like a trunk on an ex
She screamed at every other step.:
On the alternate steps the thief laugh
ed aloud, a ruse which proved effective
as shown when women tenants in the
house opened their hall doors, heard
the mingled screams and laughter, and
withdrew with threats to complain to
the superintendent if any more such
frolics took place.
The first chance Mrs. Patterson got
to get her feet on the floor was in
the lower hall after she had been
bumped down three flights. There is a
hole in the hall carpet, and as Mrs.
Patterson alighted her heel caught in
the hole. The thief gave a lunge and
"r-r-r-ip!" off went the high heel.
Mrs. Patterson took one step and
then almost burst into tears. With
her heel gone, she hobbled ridiculously.
She just wouldn't appear in the street
that way. The thief, therefore, got a
good start, and when several men, at
tracted by Mrs. Patterson's cries, con
fronted him, he said:
"Please don't stop me! My wife
is on a rampage. Just look how she's
torn my coat."
So they let him depart, not knowing
he had a gold watch, a diamond ring,
other jewelry of less value and about
$50 in cash.
Gates burst out with:
"For the love of Mike, man, haven't
you got a heart?"
"No, I haven't," responded Hudson
sharply "don't you suppose I know
how to play?"
Then he slyly "skinned his hand."
There staring at him from behind an
other card to which it had stuck was
the ace of hearts. He had revoked
five times they were playing for a
dollar a point and as each revoke pen
alized him three tricks and as a heart
make counted eight, he and his part
ner were facing a loss of $120 on the
"Gi' me sandwich, quick," he or
dered the waiter. "I feel sort o* faint."
"Aw, go on, play the game," com
manded his partner.
"All right," he responded, but as he
reached for the sandwich he let his
cards drop. Stooping he inserted that
fatal ace of eharts between the slices
of what had been a chicken sand
wich ind devoured it.
As he was chewing it he looked at
his cards and broke out: "Hey, I only
got two cards."
Each of the others had three.
"It looks like a misdeal," remarked
"Huddy," nonchalantly "too bad, ain't
was declared a misdeal.
diet—promises to supply all of the In
gredients to sustain canine life. The
formula showing the units of fat and
protein has convinced the scientists
that if the success of Capt. Amund
sen's invasion of the far north de
pends upon the strength of his dog
teams, Packingtown is ready to make
that success a foregone conclusion.
But Capt. Amundsen is wary. A sci
entist himself, he knows the limita
tions of science. It sometimes hap
pens that a food product will measure
100 per cent, perfect in the laboratory
test, but fail utterly when its useful
ness is carried to the supreme court
of gastronomies—the stomach.
Hence he will try it on the dog, al
beit with great hopes. It will be tried
for some months on dogs in Norway
who will eat no other diet but a Chi
cago biscuit once daily, and if at tha
end of the period of the test the ani
mals show the fresh complexions »nil
frisky dispositions, the daring Nor
wegian will lay in provisions for the
100 Greenland dogs who may journey
to 90 degrees north.
"There are some strong features
mentioned in Mrs. Fakitie bearding
"Then I'll bet she put in the coffM
and left-out the butter."