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Wednesday, January 3, 1912.
It Is a little more cheerful to read
about cold waves- than to get tangled
up In one.
And the president Is right when he
says that we can't have an arbitration
treaty that reads in effect, "heads,
win; talis, you lose."
There Is a 15.000 deficit In the
finances of the Wisconsin state fair.
The bad weather of the past fall and
otber conditions appear to have made
It a bad time for state exhibitions,
Evidently La Follette dodged the
Lansing meeting because he had an
Intimation of what Governor Osborn
was going to say to him, but the
Mlcblgander fired the roast anyway
Governor Charles S. Osborn of
Michigan, presiding at the Lansing
political meeting at which it was ex
jected iBenator La Follette was to
speak, may have been wise in his
KUggestlons that Taft and La Folletto
both quit the Tace for the presidency
but when he suggested Teddy as
basis of compromise the then and
there killed the entire proposition.
Protection, Not Kcrenue.
The allowance cf nearly a quarter
million dollars for "the president's
tariff board" will be eliminated from
the next sundry civil bill, according to.
Washington dispatches. The reasons
' assigned are:
A tariff board under direct super
vision of the president is not demo
cratic. Tti miMf 1m Ham Htm 4V. Vmia f
representatives the power of initiative
in revenue legislation.
A presldentlally controlled tariff
uoara aimjunie 10 a usurpation 01 mat
power In the house.
These reasons read like good logic;
perhaps It is hard to got awsy from
them. And yet there will be some to
make answer, and they will consider
These will ssy that under manipu
lations and "constructions" in the
course of the past 50 years the tariff
has ceased to be primarily a revenue
measure; that in fuct the most impor
tant feature Is protection, not revenue.
We have got around to this in large
measure, even though the fathers who
J drafted Uk constitution could not have
had such thing in their minds.
The prime purpose of the tariff
board is to assist in determining the
amount of protection that shall be ac
corded. Protection is a thing not
written in the constitution.
Who has the initiative in granting
A Chlix-se Problem.
One curiou chase of the .Chinese
situation Is the virtual necessity
forced upon the Chinese revolutionists
of choosing between a republic and
an empire with the present Manchu
dynasty at its heud, even though the
throne were shorn of all real power.
There Is no available Chinese prince
to take the place of the Tartar em
peror, if the revolution were entirely
China has Veen so long under the
rule of the Mancbus that the old na
tive dynasties have been forgotten by
all but the scholars who delve into
the history of their country. The
ancient royal families have been ab
sorbed in the mass of the nation, in
sofar as thoy have escaped extermina
tion by conquering foes. It would not
be possible to find in China a man so
distinguished Jiy descent and marked
out by position for the chief place in
the government that he could be
placed on the throne by common eon
sent. His claims would be chal
lenged by many others with as strong
! acking, historically, as he could
Nor could China go outside of the
empire for a prince to become the
head of a mild and strictly limited
constitutional monarchy, which is the
form of government that many good
authorities believe is best suited to
the Chinese nation's present stage of
development. Greece did that when
the long rule of the Turks was ended
rd the old princely families had no
candidates for the throne who stood
out from the rest. Bulgaria also took
a sovereign from an alien nation, or
submitted In that respect to the dic
tates of the great powers.
But China cannot go to Denmark or
to one of the small German states fo:
a sovereign. Japan Is the only coun
try near enough the Chinese to under-r'.-nd
just what the situation might
c'or.'and of a new Chinese emperor and
3 T-tr, and the military powers of
1Tj:-;;o would look upon the surges-
tlon of a Japanese prince for the
throne of Peking as evidence not to
be tolerated of the Intention of Japan
to make China a virtual dependency.
It Is a clear choice between the
Manchu dynasty, stripped of nearly
all Its power and prestige, and a Chi
nese republic. It Is extremely doubt
ful whether the first alternative will
be accepted and equally uncertain
whether the second is practical, as
China stands today.
Benefactors In 1911.
The figures' of the gift to charity
during th year 1911 prove that Amer
icans have given their means with
abundance, and that, in addition to
being a busy year from a commercial
point of view, it has also been charac
terized by public spirit and largeness
of heart of the nation's wealthiest
The public benefactions of 1911
have amounted In this country to
more than $150,000,000, according to
the figures compiled for the 1912 issue
of the World almanac
This total was never exceeded, ex
cept in 1909, when the aggregate ap
Andrew Carnegie has this year
given away more than $40,000,000.
His largest gift wag $25,000,000 to the
Carnegie corporation of New York,
specially organized to carry on the
iron man's charities.
Mr. Carnegie, who is now a little
more than 77 years of age, has given
to the public over $221,000,00".
The elder John D. Rockefeller's
publicly announced gifts last year
have not amounted in all to more
than $3,000,000. of which $1,315,000
were to the University of Chicago,
and $1,000,000 to the Rockefeller In
stitute for Medical Research in New
York City. The rest was to colleges
far west and south. The donation to
the University of Chicago was the
second annual installment of the "sin
gle and final gift" of $10,000,000 to
The second largest individual giver
was Frederick C. Hewitt, who left
$2,000,000 to the Post Graduate Medi
cal School and Hospital and $2,000,000
to the Little Missionary Day nursery.
both New York Institution?.
Joseph Pulitzer bequeathed more
than f3.00n,nnn to public uses.
The missionary societies of Amer
ica reported that their gifts have ex
ceedi'd $13,000,000 In the year.
The colleges have been large gain
ers through the generosity of their
wealthy graduates. Columbia univer
sity received $2,535,000.
Harvard and Princeton universities
were left more than $1,700,000 apiece
and Chicago, Yale and Johns Hopkins
universities inherited more than $1,-
The crusade against tuberculosis
got a lift to the extent of $2,000,000
from James A. Patten, the Chicai
The Presbyterian hospital in New
York came into an additional install
ment of nearly $3,000,000 from the !
estate of John S. Kennedy. j
Prominent women were large givers
to public purposes. Mrs. Russell Sage
provided $300,000 for a new dormitory
st Cornell university and $100,000 for
Mrs. Rhinelander King of Great
Neck, I I., provided nearly $1,500,000
for church charities and $700,000 was
dispensed for the same purpose by
Mrs. Mary Lathrop Peabody of Boston.
Mrs. Emily H. Moir of Cinc'wiati
gave $500,000 to charities and colleges.
Mrs. Emily Yarnell of Philadelphia
left $500,000 to St. Clement's Protest
ant Episcopal church there.
Mrs. E. II. Harriman gave $200,000
to the hospital department of the
Southern Pacific Railroad company,
$125,000 to Yale university, principal
ly for forestry.
Dr. D. K. Pearsons of Hinsdale, 111.,
found he still had some of his fortune
left and he celebrated his 91st birth
day by giving $300,000 to charity.
Gloucester, Mass. To take 100,-
000.000 pounds of fish from the
north Atlantic in 1911 cost Glouces
ter the lives of 62 seamen.
Annapolis, Md. A board of offi
cers was appointed by Superintend
ent Gibbons of the naval academy to
investigate an alleged outbreak of
drinking among the midshipmen.
Jefferson City, Mo. The Missouri
supreme court upheld the legality of
the Sunday passenger train law. The
case involved the Burlington rail
road,- which was fined for not run
ning a tram on its branch line on
Medford, Mass. Falling to find
any firemen on duty at the fire sta
tion when an alarm rang. Mayor
Charles S. Taylor drove the fire ap
paratus to the scene of the fire.
Winnipeg, Man. Three persons
were killed in the wreck of a Canad
ian Pacific express train near Moose-
jaw, Sag k.
Paris. The French minister at
Ascunclon, Paraguay, telegraphs
that the revolution continues, but
without serious fighting.
Brussels The census of Belgium
shows that the population of the
country Is 7,423,784, an increase of
730,236 since 1900.
Constantinople. The cabinet has
practically been reconstituted by
Said Poena, the grand vizier, strictly
on lines suggested by the committee
of union and progress.
Cape Haitlen. Haiti General Dor-
silien, one of the chiefs of the last
revolution; Zenon Toriblo, former
governor of San Francisco De Mi
corls, and Desidlrio Arias, former
governor of Monte Christl, engaged
in a fight near the frontier.
"Now there's a man who thinks he
Is making a great Impression on
me," said the girl as she closed the
door after a middle-aged couple who
had Just terminated a visit.
In the first place," she went on,
"he thinks he's just a 'crusher
where there is a woman around.
He's old and bald and fat,, but he
thinks he still can fascinate. He
fastens onto a girl and showers his
sweetness on her, tells here how per
fectly charming she is and how he
has succumbed to her and if only he
wasn't married here he sighs and
if only he had met her sooner; and
does she believe in affinities? more
sighs and all that kind of rot.
"Then he tries to take your hand
and pat it, or maybe he puts his
hand on your shoulder and smooths
it down. And he tries to sit as close
to you as he can and talks into your
face until you wish he'd take his In
fernal tobacco breath out Into the
cabbage patch. And he monopolizes
all your attention and won't let
anybody else get to you; and all the
time he thinks you're dee-lighted be
cause be has singled yon out for his
"But I could stand even that,"
went on the girl, "if it wasn't for
the way he talks to his wife and
"Now, I know her very well indeed
and she is the dearest soul. Why
that man couldn't live a day with
out her. She does everything for
him even keeps him looking re
spectable. "But he never speaks of her ex
ceept as 'the old woman.' He's al-1
ways making fun of her and saying
the crueleet things about her.
"Of course he makes believe he
says it all in fun, but if that's fun
I want none of it. I've seen that
poor woman wince more than once
when he was enjoying himself mak
ing funny remarks at her expense.
"She is worth a dozen of him any
old time. But he has a notion that
Lshe's on earth only to minister to
him; that she's a sort of inferior be
ing a person not to be respected
Just because she is his wife and had
the bad taste to not keep forever
young and pretty. The only bad
taste she ever showed, in my opin
ion, was when 6he married him. She
must have been hypnotized.
"In company, he ignores her en
v Only One English Pope
Many Englishmen have risen to the
dignity of cardinal, but only one
Adrian IV. has ever ascended the
papal throne. Adrian whose real
name was Nicholas Breakspear was
born at Abbots Langley, near St. Al
bans, about the year 1100. His father
was a poor man who entered a monas
tery and left his son to shift for him
self. This the lad did by crossing to
Our Big leiVs
O CLW 5T.
JUTES. PHILANDER a KNOX,
wife of the secretary of state,
pr..5bl.y cares Jes tor the social side
uu ia wasningron man any otber
woman whose tusband a official po-
I - r l
- v uj(u m. iwjiumg naing- mare, wnicn sue occa-
Both Mrs. Knox and her husoand
bava a pronounced dialike for social
functions. They love the quiet of
their own home, and spend as much
time as they can on what they call
their "farm" at Valley Forge. Both
love this place dearly and take an
active interest In the farm and it
stock. Mr a. Knox la especially fond
of the dairy, over which she exercises
a kind of general supervision.
She la a lover of horaea, and a few
years ago was de owner of a twen
ty thousand dollar pair of road trot
ters which held the pole' trotting rec-
ora. They were purchased for her
by her husband, but proved too snir
tirely !f there is a girl anywhere
around unless he has an oppor
tunity to make cutting comparisons
all varnished over as 'fun of
"If ever I marry," stated the girl,
"I'm not going to marry one of
these men who think a certain kind
of surface gallantry Is enough for
a woman. I don't care if a man
never pays me a compliment. What
I do want Is for him to have so kind
a heart and so wholesome a respect
for all women that he will never
think of treating his wife without
kindness or failing to show her that
respect which every man should
show to his wife. And even If he
knows his wife isn t worthy of re
spect, as sometimes happens, he will
never let anybody else suspect it.
"1 don't think any wife ought to
be the butt of her husband's Jokes.
To say the least, it isn't in good
taste. And I want to state right!
here and now that no matter how
funny it may seem to the husband
who does the Joking, It isn't funny
for the people who have to listen.
They feel for his wife and they have
a mighty poor opinion of a man who
exercises his cheap wit at the ex
pense of his wife to entertain the
"Nobody likes fun more than I do
and I can take a Joke as well as any
body. But I want good, clean fun
not the kind that hurts somebody.
"I'd hate a husband so serious that
he couldn't see a Joke without a
surgical operation. But I'd hate
him a whole lot more if his sense of
humor was all exercised at my ex
pense. "If I were married I'd certainly
hope to have a lot of fun with my
husband and he with me. But T
would jutt as certainly uphold his
dignity with all my might. Just as I
would expect him to demand respect
for me, in actions and words, with
all his might.
"I suppose you'd call that man one
of those dear old-fashioned gal
lants," concluded the girl. "He cer
tainly knows how to pile it on thick.
But to me he's an ill-mannered boor.
I'd think a heap more of him if he
wasn't so gallant to me and more
gallant to his wife. Why, If I had a
husband like that I'd I'd spank
him. Yes, I would."
France and traveling about, support
ing himself by begging, until he en
tered the monastery of St. Rufus, near
Valence. From a very menial position
he presently rose to be abbot of the
foundation. In 1146 he was created
cardinal and 'on the death of Anasta
sius IV. in 1154 succeeded him - as
pope. The one Interesting event of
his rule as touching England was the
famous 'grant" of Ireland to Henry II.
MRS. R C. KNO
f ited for Mrs. Knox. She refused U
drive them, and finally practicallj
I declined to ride s fast as they In-
slsted upon going. This pair Is now
at Valley Parae. She owns a band-
some riding mare, which
Mrs. Knox and her husband arc
rather small. a.nd the two make a
diminutive couple, "he la a prettj
and always ' well-gowned woman,
having a partiality for brown shades
Fond of walking. Mrs. Knox very
often dispenses with the use of het
carriage and goes shopping or Into
the suburbs alone.' A walk is her
cure for all troubles, and she takes
one for a headache when others
would go to bed.
Mr. and Mrs. Knox are very de
voted to each otber and spend as
much time as possible together. She
was Miss Lillian Smith, of Pltts
i burs, and thai- bava four children.
TT may not get us anywhere
Or fill our pocketbooka with ewag.
But anyway it's lota of fun
To sit around and chew the rag.
To argue hotly pro and oon
And keep It up from morn till lata
About some matter that Is not
Of any moment, force or weight.
It's mighty bard to wield an ax,
It'a hard with stubborn mules to walk
About a stumpy field all day.
But it Is Just a cinch to talk.
One may not know a thing about
The subject that la in the air.
But what has that to do wtth talk
That never gets us anywhere f
The tariff there's a fruitful field.
And any one may while away
With one who takes the otber side s
A very pleasant half a day.
Or prohibition for a change.
A subject that la very fine.
Because there is so much to say
On both sides, up and down the Una,
Tea. there's a lot of sport In talk.
Though without method, without plan.
And being busy at it Is
A Job that suits a lazy man.
And why not as we go along
Pause on occasions to converse?
While without profit, it Is true
We could, you know, be doing worse.
"Aw, when women get the vote they
will Tote the same way their husbands
"Well, what good will that dor
"It will improve their husband's way
"How will It Improve ltr
"They will instruct their husbands so
that they will vote intelligently."
On the Installment Plan,
"Yes, Maude, I noticed It
"Wasn't It awfully sweet of Charlie
to give it to me?"
"Sure. Do you know what It re
minds me of?"
"A beautiful princess?"
"No; the collector."
"She is a heartless flirt"
"I wouldn't say that of her."
"But she leads the young men on to
propose and then throws them down.'
"Yes, but she claims that she Is Just
rounding out their education. They
can propose to the nest girl so much
Might Bring Resulted
"I have no imagination."
"Yes. What'd yon advise me to do
"Might acquire a good attack of In
"You look dejected."
"I feel so."
"What s the matter?"
"My pocketbook is hungry and I have
nothing to give it"
It is not where the bullets fly
And sing their low and mournful cry.
The hardest place for men to dye
Is where the hair Is more than shy.
Don't be too brash at the start, or
you may not.be able to use sufficient
strenuosity in the end.
Temperament is a flashy sort of
thing that Is dismal when It Isn't on
The minds of some men are so big
they have hard work keeping them on
It is a dark day for us when we can't
find anybody else to blame.
There are some people who seem to
have a chronic mental dyspepsia and
others who occasionally have a violent
attack of mental appendlclfts.
The most exasperating thing about
the persistently cheerful person Is that
he takes the high position that it is
simply meanness and a sort of low
llvedness that makes us different from
Lots of people who were not able to
come back are those who were never
to get anywhere to begin witU.
You can't argue with a man who
won't talk, and it's no use arguing with
one who talks too much.
As a man's will is bent so Is bis Ufa
It Is easier to give than to take, but
aot in the caee of a rsi In salary.
Have you a weak throat? If so, you
cannot be too careful. You cannot
begin treatment too early. Each cold
makes you more liable to another and
the last is always the harder to cure.
If you will take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy at the outset you will be
saved much trouble. Sold by all drug-
4 gists. .
The Squinting Rajah By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrighted. 1911, by Associated Literary Bureau.
"This is a story that Ananias snne I
told me," warned Captain Barnabas
Fish as he skillfully mended a net on
the silver sands of Quince harbor;
therefore, ma'am, I'm not responsible
for its veracity."
Never mind," I assured him eagerly.
"Of course I know they can't be true.
Nevertheless they are interesting if one
can separate the truth from the fic
tlon." "Miss Telham," said the captain.
turning his twinkling eye upon me.
fiction ain't no word to use in connec
tion with my old messmate Ananias
Sline. He's Just a plain and simple
liar, but every once In awhile, like
most liars, he swings the pendulum so
far to leeward that back she comes
and runs afoul of the truth. At such
times Ananias gets into heaps of trou
ble. "Now, the story I have In mind is
about the time Ananias got into trou
ble with the rajah of Raddabah, out
in India. You wouldn't think the mate
of a peaceful trading ship like the old
Indus was would be mixing in such
high society as Indian princes, but
when Ananias got started on an ad
venture there was no knowing where
he'd stop not at princes anyway.
Likely it would have to be kings or
queens or big bugs of some extra high
'Well, we had left Calcutta and was
running along down the coast with the
Jaipur hills in the background when
Ananias came aft and told me that the
water butts had sprung a leak and
that we would have to put ashore and
get another supply of water.
'I won't go into the details of how
this happened, ma'am, for it was all
most unseamanlike, and it had never
happened to me before. Our ship's
carpenter repaired the 'damages, and
all we had to do was to tie up at the
right place and try and find some pure
water, ana in inaia, ma am, mat s no
"At lest we came to a fair sized vil
lage where the natives didn't seem any
more than naturally curious at sight
of us, and Ananias went ashore, with
some men to have a powwow with the
" 'How could you talk to that head-
man, Ananias?' I asked him. 'I didn't"
know you could speak Hindustani."
" 'I don't wear all my accomplish
ments on my sieves, skipper,' he says
" 'S'pose yon talk a little Hindustani
to me,' I baited him.
"Then Ananias rattled off a lot of
queer gibberish that sounded as If he
had swallowed all his teeth and was
laughing about it. 'You savee? he
ended up just like a Chinee laundry
man. " 'I understand,' I says to him grim
ly. 'I understand from what you say,
Ananias Sline, that you're throwing
me a game of bluff about talking to the
headman. He looks too intelligent to
converse in any langwitch like that.
WJhatever he told you about the water
you go and do it. I can stand anything
except water from the Ganges. If
you're going through the jungle you
better take guns."
"Ananias didn't say a word, but he
and the men he picked out hustled
around and got the water casks and
provisions and some guns and ammu
nition, and away they went in the bul
lock cart, with the headman of the vil
lage lashing a long whip and yelling
at the bullocks in a langwitch that
didn't sound like the one Ananias made
"It was the next morning before
Ananias and his party came back, and
they were hurrying some, ma'ni, I can
tell you. Ananias was in the lead,
running for bis life, and behind him
came his four seamen, and back of
them were three of the tallest longest
legged Hindus I ever set eyes upon,
and I've 6een a sight of 'em In my
"I had a boat at the Jetty to meet
'em, but I declare if the three Hindus
didn't get there at the same time, and
all tumbled in with our men, and so
they were all brought aboard and
came before me.
"'What's all this?' I demanded of
" 'I'll explain, skipper, if you'll send
my men below for a bite to eat and a
little rest,' he says slyly. And so I
sent the four seamen below, and that
left Ananias standing there, . looking
scared and mad at the same time,
while the three Hindus stood just be
hind him, staring sadly at me.
" 'Explain, then,' I snapped out
"Ananias took a chew of tobacco and
folded hi3 arms. 'It happened this
way, skipper.' he began. And then he
launched out' in a wonderful tale of
how they had reached the shore of the
lake where the rajah's palace was sit
uated when the rnjah was taking his
pleasure in a boat on the lake. v
"It seems he didn't understand the
dialect that Ananias used. Of conrse
Ananias told me be bad a personal in
terview with the big man, and he or
dered Ananias to be brought before
him the next morning for examination.
5o that night the men from the Indus
camped on the shore of the lake, and
the rajah's servants made a prisoner
of Ananias Sline and carried him
across the lake to a dungeon in the
palace, where they kept bini until the
"Then he says he was brought be
fore the rajah with other prisoners
and examined, and he said it would
have made your blood run cold to see
the offhand way In which that despot
'desperate despot was what Ananias
called him would just listen to what
the prisoners bad to gay and then nod
carelessly to one r another or the
jailers and they wpuld be carried off
to be put to death or torture or re
leased. "Ananias said that the rajah was the
most awful looking critter he ever set
eyes upon a giant in size with wool
It hair and squint eyes, and It was he.
-.-..- - . - i
squint eyes that caused an the trou
ble. It seems the rajah was so cross
eyed that the jailors would get all
mixed up on the sentences and half
the prisoners got the wrong sentences.
It was all right for some, but bad for
others. So Ananias says when it came
his turn to plead he got up and told
the rajah all about the Indus, and how
her water casks had sprung a leak, and
that we wanted fresh water from the
everlasting waterfalls, and that we
was citizens of the U. S. A. The rajah
just smiled and said it was all right,
and he could have all the water he
wanted a 3 long as the waterfalls last
ed, and then he nodded one way and
his eyes got so horribly squlnty andi
crossed just then that the executioner
made a grab for Ananias saying the
rajah had looked at him and the rajah
was to busy to interfere, so they haul-'
ed Ananias off to put him to death.
"He says he got away and swum
ashore and roused our four men, and
they all cut and run for the Indus with
three of the rajah's men chasing after
them, and here was Ananias and here
.was the three men, staring borrow j
struck Just as If they had understood j
every word of what my first mate had
said, and they didn't believe a word of
"Then one of the three Hindus spoke
up politely, and what he said would
have flabbergasted you, ma'am, for he
spoke In English. Says he: 'Sahib'
captain, this man speaks lies whenever
his mouth opens and be has called our
prince by evil names and with a false
tongue. We have been ordered to
bring him back to the palace that our
nrlnce mar examine him.'
"Of conrse I wasn't surprised teear
that Ananias had been drawing the
long bow as I could see that he was
pretty much chapfallen to think he'd
been wasting all that breath before
these Hindus who could speak his lang-
vitch thjm he couldf j. jnst n.
ed the second mate to command the
Indus, and, taking a fresh supply of
men, t started with the whole lot for
the rajah's palace.
"At last we arrived at the palace,
and Ananias was right about that part
of it. He always did mix a little truth
In with his falsifying. It was on an
island in' the middle of a lake, and I
could see waterfalls here and there
among the hills.
"We all got into a big barge and
were rowed across the lake to the pal
ace and hustled into the audience room
where the rajah appeared in all his
"When he smiled at Ananias that
cheerful prevaricator Just hauled In his
tops'ls and looked down at the floor
and I don't wonder, for that rajah
turned out to be one of the handsomest
men I ever saw lu all my days, and
his eyes were as straight as.'yonrs,
ma'am. That part' about his being
squint eyed was all a yarn of my first
"It seems that the rajah of Raddabar
had been educated in England, and he .
talked with me quite a spell in a free
and easy manner. He told me that his
men had found Ananias and his four
mates stealing fruit from the palace
gardens, and for that reason he had
arrested him. He escaped all right,
and the rajah's servants had given
chase and caught him on board the
"The rajah of Raddabar was a gen
tleman after all, and he laughed and
made a joke of Ananias and bis story
of the 'squint eyed rajah.' He pre
tedded he wanted to buy Ananias for
his chief story teller, kind of a court
fool, he explained, with a twinkle in
those straight, handsome eyes of his.
and poor Ananias hung his head and
looked mighty scared, for the rajah
pretended to offer me all kinds of rich
Jewels in exchange for the critter, and
I pretended to bargain for him and
then put the matter off until the next
time Ananias told a big yarn.
"So I insisted on Ananias paying for
the fruit he had stolen, and he apolo
gized to the rajah as decently as his
kind can apologize to somebody who
has done them a good turn, and then
as the rajah had made us welcome to
all the water we wanted, we all fell to
and filled up our casks and away we
went back to the Indus with some
presents that 'desperate despot had
showered on us.
"Of course I sent a special messen
ger back to the rnjah with some pres
ents from the Indus' stores, and then
we h'lsted sail and away we went
"And what did Ananias have to say
when it was all over?" I aked with
"Why, Ananias recovered his nerve
after we got out of slsbt of the Jaypur
hills, and he came to me end told me
another yarn about his having sun
stroke when he got to tho lnke and
he didn't rightly remember what hap
pened nfter that.
"I looked him in the eye and says I,
Ananias Sline. you may not rightly re
member what happened, but there's
plenty that does, and I want to re
mind you that there berth la still wait
ing for the court fool!' "
Jan. 3 in American
1710 Benedict Arnold, brilliant Revo
lutionary leader, who deserted to
the British, born; died 1801. -
1777 Washington defeated the Brit
ish at Princeton, N. J.
1910 Charles W. Morse, convicte.d
New York banker, began a fifteen
year sentence In the United State
penitentiary at Atlanta.
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