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VOL. LIV. XO. 244.
THE ANGUS. SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1903.
PAGES 9 TO 12.
HENRY 1. DODGERS THE REAL KING OF STANBAREP EL
By CILSON WILLtTS
1 1NE men command the king
dom of Standard Oil. Kight
of them are controlled by the
ninth not Rockefeller, but the
OD addressed by his Intimate friends
as "H. IL- Rockefeller a 11 lea ted two
yearn ago. lie was succeeded by one
who long was the power liebind the
Standard's throne, who today Is actual
monarch of the kingdom of oil, who is
the one man above all others whom
La who n Is attacking.
The office door of this ruler at 20
Broadway is lettered merely: '"Nation
al Transit Co. II. II. Rogers, Presi
dent." Thone words mean the famous
pipe line of Standard Oil. 2O,0ki miles
of underground pipe across twenty
state, through which flow billions of
gallons of oil. occupying twenty huge
refineries. What elseV Ten refineries
abroad, for the kingdom zigzags around
the earth; th"ii 4.H tank cars. IMrt
uteamshlps, 40,(fK) miles of railway,
&,) delivery wagons and 4.0OO oil
tanks holding half a billion gallons of
oil, employing SOtfiO hands receiving
f l((0.iO a day.
You enter the king's throne room In
New York by appointment only. Mr.
Rogers pointa to a big, comfortable
leather chair beside his desk. That
chair is low. In It you face the light.
Mr. Rogers' chair is high, the light Is
behind him. Thus In two respects,
physically nnd psychologically, Mr.
Rogers baa you at a disadvantage. To
become a victor In business Mr. Rog
ers must vanquish. Many a man In
a battle of millions sitting In that low
ehnlr facing the glare has known de
feat. Many a Wall street magnate In
that room with Rogers has stood
through the Interview rather than sit
In that big, low, comfortable chair.
First Worked at Chores For Neighbors.
Mr. Ropers legan his working life
doing chorea for the neighlors after
school for CO cents a week. Now he's
worth over fifty millions, rise every
morning twenty thousand richer than
when be west to led. accumulates two
thousand while going from his office
to his uptown house, gains f0 cents
with every tick of his watch. His suc
cess la gauged, however, by achieve
ments oibcr than the build lux of Him
aluyas of cash. Yet of money he fiays:
"My rule la to make everything count
Id money. To succeed, get ahead.
You cau't get ahead If you go Into
financial ventures Indiscriminately ,
gaining today losing. tomorrow. You
Takes Note of Exploits of
American Soldiers in
Out with the regulars vlio are fight
ing In the rice fields and swamps in
the Philippines thre aie not much
goU lace aud dazr.lLug brilliancy of
uniform, but there are plenty of
chances for glory, nays the New York
Tim. That is showu in the list re
cently published at Washiugtou of the
certificate of merit grauted by the war
department iu the last six months.
Iu the long list of those on the .ia
tion's roll of honor the uame of Hilly
Ballou, private of the Fifteenth caval
ry, must have place. On Feb. IIXW.
Ballon, who was a memlcr of Troop
I, with his captain and two other pri
vates, was surprised by a band of in
surgents, who to all appearances Just
"popped up out of the ground" near
the village of Suclatau on the island of
Mindanao. Before the quartet of regu
lars recovered from their surprise the
captain and oue of the privates had
been killed and the seeoud private se
verely wounded, and Ballon was left
alone to make the best fight he could.
The records show that he made a .good
Ballou stood bis ground, his faithful
"Krag"' all the time peppering an an
swer to the rifles in the hsndi of the
attacking Insurgeuts. The tight was
ten against one. but so deadly was
Ballou's fire that the iiuiiiIht of his
opponents deereased by one every time
his rifle snapped, and finally thotie of
the little brown men who were left
altve retreated. When re-enforccmenta
arrival they found Ballou. ft 111 on
guard, nursing bis wouuded comrade
and ready, should the occaslou arise,
to tight another battle single baud-M.
Travis T. Bryau. a sergeant In Com
pany A of the Twenty -eevoud infantry.
Is another soldier whose name wil.l le
rememlxTed by the troops In Minda
nao. Sergeant Bryan won the certifi
cate of merit on Jan. 22 of last year.
With bis company b was on guard
garrlsoninK captured Moro fort ou
tb bunks of the Ram ten river. On this
occasion the Mores made a deprate
attempt to recapture the fori, and in
th action two of his company offi.eer
were wounded aud fell in the doorway
of the fort. They lay In the direct
line of the Moro fire.
Bryan put himself in front of the
worst wounded of the officers, shielding
him from fire and in the meantime
making H possible for the other officer
to crawl to a place of safety. Bryan
stood bis ground until a rescuing party
arrived, and when the smoke cleared
away the number of dead Moros iu
front of the block house showed what
a a-.artpan tLe ivucvALl wjm.
must gain always." Ufliia only son.
II. II.. Jr.. Mr. Rogers says, "lam not
teaching him to make money, but bow
to take care of It.
Now aged sixty-five, Mr. Rogers left
school before he was sixteen and went
to work in the Union grocery store in
his native town, Falrhaven, Mass. lie
was paid a dollar a week and "found."
He took the job because It was the
first that offered and because he
wasn't lazy. Iater he drove the gro
cery delivery wagon at ?3 a week, also
"found." In he went into busi
ness for himself as a newsboy. In 1S01
he became a baggage tnnster on a New
England rond at ?1.18 a day. As an
Independent news "merchant" and as
baggage master he waved $200. With
that money he left Falrhaven to make
lils way further In the world. With
Charles Ellis, a school friend, be went
to the pil fields of Pennsylvania and
opened' an office for the buying and
selling of oil on commission. "You at
tend to the office. I'll learn oil," he
said to Ellis. And In overalls as a
by-the-day hand be labored first at a
well, then in a refinery. Next he en
tered the office of Charles Pratt & Co..
oil refiners. New York, as a clerk and
bookkeeper at $8 a week. Soou he be
came a member of the firm. When
Pratt & Co. began the manufacture of
kerosene by the then new patents
Rogers' ascent to fortune began.
A Mlnuteman Who Gets There "Fust."
He often speaks of the answer Gen
eral Forrest gave when asked why he
always won his battles. "I get there
fust." That Is one of Mr. Rogers'
dominant characteristics, getting there
"fust" Ile'a a mlnuteman. For the
Selective who guards tin- portals of
the Standard Oil building Mr. Rogers
Is a chronometer, one morning as
Mr. Rogers stepied upon the rubter
doormat marked "S. o. Co." the de
tective looked at his watch, then put
it forward five minute. Mr. Rogers
always arrives exactly at 10:30; hence
the detective assumed that the 10:J."
of lils watch must be wroug. A watch
might lose time, Rogers never. "Mr.
Rogers never says the words 'good
morning.'" says the defective. "Yet
lie always hid me a cheery good morn
ing like thin," and be moved lils hand
after the manuer of n music teacher
beating march time.
Charming Companion Socially.
Socially Mr. Rogers a charming
companion, miid uiiinnered. gr-etlng
his tiersonal friends with... trenisl
In the Twenty eighth mrantry one of
the sergeants of Company I In Febru
ary of last year was Bishop I.. Mor
row. Morrow won his certificate by
gfsing to the assistance of a wounded
comrade who had leeu attacked by
three Moros near Pantar. on the Ilo-gan-Lake
Inao road. Had he leen
a minute later the comrade would have
been killed, but once Bishop got there
he quickly fired three well directed
shots. He had no reason to fire a
Otto Herter was a private in the hos
pital -orps, when in an engagement in
which the Americans were hard
pressed by Iidrones, near Bago Bun
tay, in I.ur.on. lie stopped attending
wounded, dashed to the firing line,
grabbed the rifle of a wounded soldier
and began to shoot. The general order
awardlug him his certificate of merit
says that "he was cool and brave, set
ting an excellent example to the other
men iu the command."
John I. McSweeney was a member
of the "Fighting Ninth" when he won
his award. It was Iu China, and it
happened near Tleutsin. An officer of
bis command had leen desjerately
wounded and was lying In an exjosed
place dire-lly In the line of fire of the
Chinese sharpshooters. McSweeney
went to the officer's assistance, ban
daged his wounds aud was dragging
htm to safety when a shot put bliu out
In the Forty-third 1'nited States vol
unteers there was a private named
frVhottler Charley Sehottler. 8cbotler
was fighting in Samar, P. I. In action
be saw a Moro lift a holo to kill iu
officer. Running forward, he reached
the side of the insurgent In time to di
vert the blow. He received it himself.
He afterward got well, and the cer
tificate of merit was his reward.
It w as at Calanos, In iiuimiras, P. i.,
that Oeorge More land, a private f tfie
Fifth Infantry, voluntarily took upoa
himself the duty of nursing a comrade
striken wlrh the contagious Asiatic
fever. The comrade died and wf.s
burled by Moreland. none of the othT
troops in the meantime having leeu
exposed to th contagion. Morelaud
caught the fever, but be lives to tell
In February, loot, one officer and
two privates on duty near Baeoor. P.
I were attacked by fifteen Insurgents
and were In desperate straits when
Sergeant Fred Harrison of the Sixth
cavalry came up and began to show his
marksmanship. Ten minutes later the
only Insurgents to be seen were tbo
who bad stood In the line of Harrison's
These ait only a few of the mer- who
have been awarded fhe cTtiflT of
merit since Jan. 1.
Jeaaaette Ullera Cat aa Verbs.
Jeannette I. Gilder, editor of the
warmth Jind a kindly light In his eyes.
In business, the stern warrior only, for
to him business is war, the reward
going to the hardest fighter. lie is
two men. A man who knows him In
timately only In a social way describ
ed him ti one who knows him inti
mately only lu business. The desotip-
tion Tnus given ry me one wno Knew
only the Ir. Jekyll was not believed by
the uiHii who knew only the Mr. Hyde.
One described tlie amiable, hospitable,
lomestic. art loving man of feeling,
the other knew only the merciless,
cold, clxtu. fisted, barely civil man of
nours recently ofc.tbe way to Duluth.
In an Interview she startled the re
porter by dropping as many verbs as
possible, says a Cleveland dispatch to
the Chicago Tribune. She said:
"Queer thing about Cleveland. Must
be rich city. More automobiles than
lu New York. So many- women drive
them, the big ones. Cleveland women
of more rugged type than New York
women. New York women content to
amble a!out Iu little electric runabout.-.
No dash, no go. Jreat tlif
fereuee here. By the bye, what about
the poor horse? One this morning
hitched to a dirt wttgou. Only one I
saw. Poor, bony aulmal. Sorry for
FAILURE OF A CLEVER RUSE
How Iaveutlve (.rnlim of Trlrcraph
Operator Awakened Whole Tovb.
The inventive genius of a night oper
ator on. the 'incinnatl, Hamilton and
Iaytou railroad tho other morning
aroused and frightened the residents of
Hartvvell, O.. almost wrecked his sta
tion, offended an engineer and caused
detectives to be detailed whose inves
tlgatlou resulted in a ten day vacation
for the operator, says a Cincinnati dis
patch. For three hours nfter midnight there
are no trains, and the operators along
the line try to get in a little sleep. The
great anviety is to wake up lu time to
give the morning tlier the "bhs-k."
Failure to do this would mean suspen
sion. The Hartwell operator strung a roie
between two telegraph poles, many
yards lrfdow the station, extending
taem over spools to his desk. On tlie.se
he hung a coal bucket loaded with
rovks. lie figured that the train would
cut the rope and the rocks fall w ith a
The rope used was t heavy to be
cut. The bucket of rocks was jerked
out of the operator's window, taking
sash and all. It then swung into a
resldem-e, raliing the glass in a door,
and took up its clattering way down
Half the town was awakened in a
fright. Th engineer pulled up after
eight n. iles of the din. and. finding a
can tied to his pet. No. 21, made a
loud and long couipiaUit. Ierectlve
Hart, the railroad sleuth, with the bat
tered bucket and frayed roje. l'jeated
the Inventor of the effective alarm.
correafvoudent in Manchuria writes
as follows to tae Chicago News: "A
Russian and a Japanese were found
locked In a hand to hand struggle. The
Japanese was taken prisoner, and th
Russian was formd to le severely
wounded. The Russian refused to
taken to the ambulance unless the Jap
idm was taken with blm. Together
they were put into the same hospital
train. Tlie Russian refuse,! to t-e sep
arated from tlie Japanese and sf-ent
bis time looking after him. fanning his
baad and telling all visitors that he was
'mj jApasesa.' "
Ilis passion Is" tV control. When a
schoolboy with his fellows. If he sug
gested playing tag and the others as
sented, all right. If they dissented
and played ball Instead. Henry would
have nothing to do with the game. He
didn't rage, didn't sulk; merely held
Always Practiced "Stickedness."
lie 1ms always practiced what lie
calls "stiekedness." "Consider the post
age stamp." he says. "It's success lies
iu its ability to stick to one thing till
it gets there." As the grocer's boy he
lost the too button .from. Jiin overcoat.
Canada Cup Contests on Lake
Ontario , Aug. 12 The
Si tar ah.
The Rochester (. Y.) Yacht club lias
accepted the challenge of the Royal
Canadian Y.tcht club for the Canada
cup. and the competition will take
place on Lake Ontario off Charlotte,
N. Y., the home of the Ijornier club, the
series starting Aug. 12.
The trophy Is for thirty footers and
will be awarded to the winner of three
out of five races.
The Canada '"p is the gift of the
Toledo Yacht dub imd was tirst raced
n;KrEypocsi.Y high hast of haciso
for in that city in lSOO. The comnrg
loats were Ceneedor of the Lincoln
Park club of Chicago and Canada of
the Royal Canadian Yacht club of To
ronto, the latter boat winning. Tlie
cup was then turned over to the Royal
'andiau YacLt club as a per'tu.il In
ternational challenge troj by for yacht
clubs lK.rdrSi.g on the great lakes.
The Chicago Yacht club was th first
challenger under tLe new deed. In
the trial races Geuesee of the Roches
mm i iiiiMiisHi i mi n isiMsisMimiiMiiM-lid
T-y Fk I "ta-
' V? Tfc hh'i. r
" ' '
He" would"uot permit his mother to
sew it on until his savings reached a
certain amount. Iter when he drove
the delivery wagon he vowed he would
not get Ms hair cut until his wages
were raised. He kept the vow, going
for weeks with his hair hanging over
He is more fond of the more humor
ous of "Mark Twain's" stories than of
any other books. On his steam yacht
Kanawha, with Mark Twain among
the guests, Mr. Rogers pointed to nn
oceau liner, saying, "There he gjos."
emphasizing "he." "Thought a Knt
was a she," replied Twain. "But flint's
a mail steamer." retorted Rogers.
lu the dayi wheu he wus ptHr. In tle
oil fields with his friend Ellis. lingers
said. "Charlie, some day I waut to be
worth n hundred thousand dollars."
Not long ag Mr. Rogers built at the
Falrhaven of bis youlh, the town he
still dearly loves, the Mllllceut library,
costing a hundred thousand dollars.
It was In memory of his daughter
MUlicent. Then he endowed the li
brary with a hundred thousand dollar
fund. Finally he gave to that same
Institution the city waterworks, which
he owned, the Income to be used for
the additional support of the library.
He gives his residence address always
"Falrhaven. Mass." There lu his man
sion, in the town of his early struggles,
he spends as much time as he can. He
has made it the model town of New
England, paying the entire cost not
only of the library, but also of a fine
stone chunh, an Imposing town hall
and a hall for the Masons, the Rogers
High school, the Rogers Grammar
and Manual Training school and miles
of good roads. In the most conspicu
ous place on the wall of his New York
office In a cheap wooden frame hangs
a "reward of merit to Henry II. Rog
ers." dated 1S50. from the village
school at Fairhaven.
Of ail the positions which he holds
in a score of corporations the one iu
which he takes most pride is that of
superintendent of streets of the cor
poration of Falrhaven. His cast iron
rule is never to spend more than fif
teen minutes nt .1 directors meeting.
He votes and hurries on. "All meet
ings where I sit as director," he says,
"vote tlrst ami talk after I have gone."
Yet to the meetings of the street com
mission of Falrhaven he gives whole
evenings, and always upon his arrival
in lhe town he becomes indeed the
superintendent of streets, driving
urouud on a tour of Inspection. He
ter merit ciud earned the right to sail
for the cup and defeated the defender,
Beaver. In lfOl the Royal Canadian
Yacht club sent a return challenge,
and after trial races Cadillac of De
troit was selected by the Chicago
Yacht club and Invader by the Cana
dians. Invader was successful aud
took the cup back acrss the border.
Last year the Rochester Yacht club
challenged for the Canada cup with
Iroudequolt, a forty ftsiter designs! by
Gardner & Cox. Straehcono, an I'ng
lish built yacht, was the defender and
the races were nailed off Toronto. It
was the hardest fought of all the eon
tests. Tlie Canadian boat won the first
two races, after which a change was
made In the captain of the IrondeUoit.
and she was put in charge of Addison
(i. Hannn. owner of Aspirant, which
last summer won the Astor cup for
Sloops of the New York Yacht club.
The American boat then won ihree
successive races and the clip.
The racing yawl Sltarah Is just now
the subject of much comment in Chi
cago. She was taken to Clucagj by
R. A. Alger, Jr., from Newark. N. J.,
where she was the envied beauty of
The Sitarah Is of the auxiliary type,
ketch rigged, with power developed
by a twenty horsepower engine. Her
over all length Is seventy six feet and
her beam width seventeen feet six
The Sitarah measures lifty-two feet
on the water line. Her mast is a ver
itable skyscrner. It is the most i:n
losing feature of the craft's makeup.
Tlie development of the small yacht
club, now so conspicuous alsut the
large cities, has all come within
twenty, and considerable of it within
the last ten, years.
To the small yacht club Is due lu a
Iarg measure the opuIarity of the
small boat as a cruising or racing prop
ositlou. As a rule the club's I. n ation
Is on a lody of water not suited to ves
sels of considerable size, and Its mcin
bership consists largely of men who
are al!e to buy and keep a small ves
sel, but liHve neither the means nor
the desire to liecome resjniisibli for
a large one.
Through the encouragement offered
by the small yacht club to no-n of mod
erate means to take up tlie srt the
small boat has develop! from the few
old fashioned rule of thumb bnilt craft
of twenty years ago into a score of
excellent tyjes. upon which as much
thought and scienec have leen expend
ed as upon the largest vessels.
Today. In fact, effort tends in that
direction almost to the exclusion of
other building. The main idea at the
bottom of the small ya-ht club has
been to get together men interested
In informal sailing for ple3ure pur
poses, but race have naturally been
introduced to add zest, and some of the
best filled and most closely contested!
regattas are now held by the small
gave tVM'rs t a mk session of the
old village school, from which he hold
the "reward of merit." himself readiag
an essay on "The II Many a
summer evening he sits l:i the drug
store at Fairhaven enjoying hi b-e
cream soda like i::iy lover mi.! his l:is
and swapping yarns. w:ih t.iwnsmeu
who drop in. At one of these drug
store sessions he was :s!;e l concerning
a college d neat ion. "E.!ue;: tion ruins
some men." he replied, "just as ni at
tempt to polish a:i'ltone results in a
crumbled mass." One evening one
of the high school boys asked him the
old. old questions regarding bow to
succeed. "Never make a promise."
mid Mr. Rogers, ui-l n'.-vays keep
He Is wo,'f;:l!y sensitive. S ):ne years
ago he rented a s.ifc deposit vault in
u liaiik. wherein he store ! ivspors that
arrived in six large sheet ir.m boxes.
The clerk in writing on the receipt the
required personal description of Mr.
Rogers wrote. "Hair, white." "Oh.
no!" protected Rogers. "Not white
not yet. Make It black. When tny
hair is properly brushed you can't sin
the white." Beiug so sensitive. It is uo
wonder his friends say that the Law
son attacks an "wearing him down"
and that he shows "outward signs of
the strain en his nerves." He is not
now the personification of health he
hshI to be. Recently he enme to his
otHee only one day in six. then only
for an hour. His physician pleads
with him to take the long vacation be
lias postioned for years.
Drives to Mother's Grave Onte a Week.
Once a week in Fairhaven he drives
to the grave of the mother he so loved.
In that mother's cottage in Falrhaven
he put a long distance telephone. Then
every mornlngMn his New York ollice
he dropped the whole battle of dollars
to "telephoue mother." Near her grave
lie has built his own hist palace.
He has seldom been interviewed. A
besieging army of reporters waited
forlorn the other day without his ottice
wails. "Mr. Rogers Is too busy." said
Lis secretary, a woman who receives
a bank president's salary, .lust then
a waiter came with a -tray lieariug the
oil king's modest luncheon. "Surely
we can see Mr. Rogers now -lip's only
eating." said the army. "But." the
secretary replied, "he works while he
Cakvwalk on u Sk arr Apr r.
More than a thousand persons jtood
MRISSEY DEFENDS THE RAILROADS
Grand Master of B. of R. T.
Declares Trusts Are to
Blame for Rebates.
1. II. Mo-.Ti::s y. grand master ot tlie
Br.il hei'hood ' Railroad 'I I'a ill men.
discussing at Cleveland, o.. w iih a rep.
rcsen tat i e of the New Yorl: Cloln-
what he considers the mot important
ma Iter now before railroad employees,
the proposition to regulate railroad
rates by a government i.niiisioti,
"The strength of unions has devel
oped in the I'nile.l Slates, and partic
ularly that of railroad unions, because
of their ability to dcinoii -trate to the
railroad ollicials the s ii:uduc.-.H of any
proposition it may be necessary t pre
sent. By care in selection of mouther
and by presenting only proper claims
the unions have arrived at a position
where the railroad ollicials respect
them Ihe more because they btve
sh wn that lie-re is a mutual interest
bet vve ii 1 l.e railroad management and
the unions. It is this mutuality of in
terest tint bads me to depart from
our usual custom and discuss this rail
road rate regulation, although as a
rule I am averse to newspaper contro
versy. "Railroad employees caniot epet
high wages and reasonable hours un
less the railroads are making money.
It has been stated that if rates were
nsluced, and rate n gulatiou means
n ih:ng else, the first reduction in ex
pense would be a cut in wages. This
is not so. and proper consideration of
the situation will prove it. -The rr(!l
ronds realize the l.eeesslty of employ
ing intelligent, experienced men and
of having tlem satisfied both with
tl:'!r or!; and with their wages. Th
result of a cut in wages wmld be,
first, to dissati.-fy the emploee and
make them seek employment else
where, and, s colid. to force the rall
ro.td of'i. iaN to accept lo their place
men who are inferior both In mccltan
ial work and in Judgment, which is
a iM-i't" . i i - to every man who works
on a railroad.
"The railroads would never do this,
if" f r no other reason than U-'viuf
they appreciate that the pimiary
disadvantages which would result
from th- employment of hn-mipelent
help would mote than offset the differ
eiic" IfCtvvien tlie wage now paid and
those which would be paid if a cut
were made. So It I hot from the v!w
Iitit of immediate personnl Injury
that we ore earnest In discussing this
n atter, but from the viewpoint of the
grert'--t g""! to the gretet unrulier.
"Thoe of us who have Irfn In the
servii-e ten or twenty years remember
the hard timen of the railroad war
aud the cut rate peri!. AVe.. perhaps
in too puMie square at Cleveland. t.
the other afternoon gazing at two boy
doing cakewaiks and other stunts on
the coping of the Williamson building.
iS0 feet above the grouiui. sajrs a spv
cial dispatch from ?1ev?and. O.. to tho
Chicago Tribune. Russell Lowell Mock
s'.ud a I my named Burton were the two
lads whi thus recklessly took their
lives In their hands. Russell has chargo
of the olnservatory on top of the Wil
liamson building nud collects dimes
from those who visit it. Burton was
visiting him the other morning. Trad
became dull, aud the lads conceived tho
Idea of doing perilous antics to draw
people to tbe observatory. They suc
ceeded, as many persona wepb?U their
way to the top of the building to get a
jloser view of the daring youths. Tho
boys are now contemplating giving a
Thr nlr f II man (ironth.
"We grow at a uniform rate." said
a physician. "There are rules of
growth that uucoasciously wo all obey.
"Take the average man. He grow
as follows: "First year, eight inches;
second year, six Inches; third year,
five Inches; fourth year, four Inches;
fifth year, four Inches; sixth year, four
Inches. From the sixth on the growth
Is flower until the klxteeuth year - it is
only one and a half Inches a year. The
seventeenth year has a growth of, two
Inches. The eighteenth year has a
growth of one iuoh. At eighteen tho
average man Is five feet eight inche
high. Thereafter he grows no more."
Single and Double.
"This," said the man who was show
ing the stranger around the city, as ha
pointed to a broad stretch of beach,
"belongs to old Bigspwd. It's all mado
laud. That's his house back there oa
"Is that on made land, too?" askeI
"No. That's on married land. Ho
got It with his wife." Chicago Trib
une. To rnllret u Mile of Cent.
The Ladies' Aid society of Trinity
Methodist church of Jersey 'lty has)
undertaken the contract to collect a
mile of cents by next Ieccmber. A,
string of cents a mile loug, one woman
nald, would court up $m, aud nobody
seems willing to quest Ion it. Tho
money will bo used to furnish a now,
better than the shipper, we lm
p.essed with the disadvantages result
ing therefrom. We had t handle de
fective cars and attempt to move
trains with locomotives which needed
repairs. At times and on some rail
roads we went for months with but
part of our pay, and we know bow dis
iislrou and disorganizing such a sit
Iu the past ten years we have seen
Ihe railroads rebuilt and re-iipuipped.
We have usslt-d, lu fml. I do not
think it is too strong to say we have
forced better wages for the men
and the employment of a better das.-
of men, and during this time the pub
lic has not su!TeriHl, because ratea
have not been increased.
"Because railroads have been uble to
lind the money with which t rebuild
tracks and buy new cars and loco
motives without raising tlie rate is no
argument that if the rates bo reduced
they will le able to continue to do so.
We are iu constant touch with and
know nil the patrons of the railroads.
We know the shlpis-rs arid tlie travel
ers, and we know tlie patrons of tho
railroads which we serve are satisfied,
with the present passenger and f eight
rates. The discriminations which wo
bear about, the alleged rebates and
things of lhat kind, come principally
from the greedy trusts, and we are not
overanx Ions to assist them "
J a pa nr e on lea Hire.
Barou Masano Masndaira, a Jap
anese nobleman, has traveling In
Texas, which he declares to ls- a gnont
country for rice. Ho regards T'i:in rliw
as almost on a par with the product of
I:!. uatlve -ountry and feel snrv that
it ran be raised thf-e with g":H profit.
The bnron Is of opinion that in a rea
sonably slnrt time many Japanew of
wealth and standing will Ih.-cmuo real
dents of the Ixne Star State.
Man ot Nr Attalaaienta.
fioc Cowley, editor of the CowglJI
Chief, t now a rural route carrier tuid,
1 lu love with his job, says the Kau
nas City Journal. Cowley Is ediforof
it hewt-puper. physician, farms koiu. is
a wmtfT of the s-nslon board, sec
retary of the county Republican com-mitti-e.
town p-t, rurtl carrier and
b vera I more things.
Ciold Kladera on I e tatoi.
As horses are too slow for the goM
finders iu tlie west, an automobile
seating lifleen passenger has lecn put
In operation between Bull Frog and
I.as Vegas, one of the new mialng
towns in California. It covers t '. I30
miles of bal roadway a!out four times
as fast as wa ever done by hori9
Opinion In good men Is but kxtowlejfi
In the making. Milton. Jrj