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-' By MRS. MA
W thank Thee, 0 our Father,
- .bor all Tby tender care,
And ask that we may ever
Thy gifts with others share.
We thank Thee for the comforts,
The common joys of life;
For health and strength to labor,
Freedom from want and strife.
fThakq for our common blessir.gs,
The 'ends that cheer our way.
'Tis joy for them to labor.
'Tis sweet for them to pray.
Mary Acker sat oa the foot of the
bed, her bank-book 'on her knee, a
,enci1 between her fingers, and a
frown on her low, broad brow.
"Twenty-nine from seventy-five
leaves forty-six," she murmured to
herself. "Even then it won't be so
very rhuch. The silk in that waist is
worse than a seccnd, and the hat
looks as though it'caine off a bargain
-counter-which it did."
The frown deepened and the pencil
made uncertain, imaginary lines in
"Oh,idear, what's the use of living
In a city and being nobody-because
It takes a million to be somebody?".
- -- it, Illinois, in Leslie's. I
< n the nencil and the I
-over- to the bur' au,
palm of her hands on I
lied the reflection In ~
.aa an Yes, she was pretty!
- And she didn't need a mirror to tell
her so. Thie admiring glances of men
who passed her on the street and the
*outspoken admiration or unveiled
* ealousy of the girls in the store
where she- elerked had told her this -
every day since she had come to town.
And with 'a certain sense of satisfac
tion shei realizdd further that she was
a very different girl from the fright
ened country lassie who had started
In as a wrapper at Blank & Dash's
department stose two years back.
It had been a hard struggle. She
had lived at first at a working girls'
ome, but as her salary had been
dually raised she had gone to a
~'more attractive boarding-house. Still
xout-5he realized more and more each day.
the r hat she was a mere s.tom In this city
-a.tf.She had made a few acquaint
~~nces at the church where she had
e'4 nrolled, but Sunday often found her
-oo tired to leave -the house, or she
had a little washing or mending to
do. Somehow she had never been
able te fraternize with the girls at
the store, and the invitations which
she had received from callow youths
who shared her work behind the
counter had been unattractive. Very
different had been her picture of the I
new life in Boston; when, in defiance
of the wishes of her family, and of
Jim Coleman, who had been her
avowed suttor ever since he had car- a
ried her books to the district school, ~
she had turned her back on Newton t
VIllage and her face toward Boston. Y
*She was going to s6 life. She was Y
going to be one of those bachelor
maids that she had read about. She
would be a part of the picture and
~ion of the great city, and now, to- C
P"'7~~!e realized -for the first time b
tht. opportunity to take '
patin th 1rling side of life. She t
had received an vitation from Har- ~
old Goldman, whos sold thie firm but- b
tons and buckles. If-was at this coun- 0
ter that Mary worked, and young s
Goldman had been attracted to her t
from the first, but for some reason
which the girl could not explain she b
had gently parried his invitations.
This morning, however, he had's
touched the right cord and she had s
responded. He had been Lolding up a
his samples and stopped suddenly. C
"Gee, but I dread the day after to- a
morrow! Holidays in town are al- 1
ways lonesome If you don't know a h
lot of people." h
.Mary nodded her bead; she had ti
* fgn Thanksgiving Day. h
*what," continued Gold
- lebrate together. You s'
- ad rats and we'll go to
A fashionable cafe 'for t
minute Mary's ee
sparkld. Sherealized that the girls
within earshot were consumed with C
-envy. Then something in her Puritan ~
Thanks zor the highest blessings
Thv natchless love has given,
Faith in the world's Redeemer,
Hope of a home in heaven.
Thanks for the disappointments
That oft our hopes assail;
They teach us to look forward
To joys that annot fail.
And so, though tears are falling
O'er joys forever flown,
We thank Thee for the sorrows
Our human hearts have known.
-Christian Herald.
2p-bringing rebelled. A hotel dinnE
)n Thanksgiving Day; a show instea
Af a .quiet evening with relatives an
friends around the family heartl
tone. But only for an instant di
'his thought obtrude. She had a
ays wanted such experiences. Golc
man was a salesman; he could affor
't. She accepted promptly. The
;he went upstairs to the suit depari
nent with the firm intention of put
.hasing the "glad rags" to whic
ioldman had referred. Still, nigh
ound her with the raiment unpuz
"It is so cheap," she sighed to her
elf, as she thought of the factory
nade silk gown and the ready-to-w'ea
iat at which she had looked.
Another thing that bothered he
vas the fact that she could not forge
he imitation jewelry Goldman wore
tud a - certain obnoxious brillianc:
hat she had noted at times in hi
yes. His conversation, too, was no
he sort Mary had been accustomed .t
n her social life at home. It was th
argon of the city shops, of the girl
he did not like. She did not so mucl
sbject .to drawing her savings fror
he bank to buy the clothes as she dii
b~ect to wearing them. Somethin,
vithin her cried out against moci
She was still debating the questioi
vhen a knock sounded at her door
'he maid handed her a bulky expres
)ackage addressed in her father'
tiff, irregular handwriting. Mar:
ipped the cords and an exclamation
alf laughing, half tearful, escape(
Ler lips. Pies and cakes there were
ome-made cheese, nuts and ears o
iopcorni raised on the farm. Sh<
ead the note with brimming eyes:
"Dear* Daughter--I reckon you cau
et pies in Boston, but not the lkin<
'our mother makes. We are sendinl
'on this, thinking perhaps you migh
ive some of your girl friends a trea
in Thanksgiving night, and wishing
ou could spare the money to come
ome for the Thanksgiving dinner
Iaybe another y~ear you can do so
if course we know It costs .you a!
wful lot to live In tovgi, and thing!
ave not gone very well on the farH
his year, so we can't afford to send
ou the money. We'll be thinking of
ou, though, on Thanksgiving Day.
"Your affectionate father,
Mary read the letter through twice.
irl friends! She had nonie. She
ardly knew the people in the house
'here she boarded. She thought of
ie seventy-five dollars in t.he bank.
that had she been saving it for? Tc
ny fine clothes when she-became part
f the city life; and how far would
sventy-five dollars go? She asked1
ie question bitterly.
All of a sudden she seemed to see
er mother In the big, cheeful kiteh
n, singing over the preparations for
Thanksgiving dinner. But wou.ld
e be singing with a daughter far
way from her in a strange, lonesome
ty? No, they did not look on he!
s being lonesome; no doubt she was
aving a very good time, for- Mary
ad always kept up appearances in
er letters. And then she happened
>see the postscript on the back of
er father's note:
"Jim Coleman bought Deacon Wil
n's store at the Corners. He's fix.
ig t up hn good shape, and 'they say
iat Myra Wilson's going to stay and
erk for him."
Just how it happened Mary could
ever tell, but suddenly the pictu-re
! Goldman, the salesman in his
lock jewelry, came before her and
ifended her "lental 'vision.
* * * * * S
It was 4 o'clock the next day be
3re she thoughit of him again, she
ad been so busy with her prepara
tons to ?eave town. Now she hurried
>the telephone.
"Oh, Mr. Goldman," she exclaimed
s she heard his voice at'.the other
nd of the wire, "I am going home for
'hanksgiving, so I can't take dinner
rith you to-morrow night."
"Well, you're a wonder," in dis
usted accents, "to throw a fellow
own like this at the last minute.
ou're a peachenino, that's what you
The rebuke fell on heedless ears.
"Mary's next visit was to the tr'
graph office. She wrote three me
sages and tore them up. The An
one said: "James Coleman, Newtc
Village: Send word to mtdthe'r I
be home for Thanksgiving and a
-Myra Wilson, indeed," she mu
mured, as she made her way to tI
sui)erintendent's desk to hand in h(
resignation. "I gucss I can give h(
pointers on clerking."
** * * * * *
The train slowed up at Newtc
Village. As she sprang from ti
steps of the car the figure she wz
looking for loomed up in the kee
November twilight.
I "Oh, Jim!" was all she said, but tb
man understood. and as he tucke
I her into the sleigh he looked straigl
into her eyes.
"I reckoned if anything woul
bring you back Thanksgiving would.
She bent forward so that he coul
hardly catch the words:
"But it wasn't Thanksgiving Day
Jim, it was-you. "-McCall's Maga
Thanksgiving Day.
New Year's Day we share wit]
all the world, and Christmas ani
Easter with all Christendom. Th
Fourth of July is emphatically ou
own day, but it is purely patriotic 11
its significance. Thanksgiving Da:
is as distinctively American as th,
Nation's birthday Is, and it is sacrei
d to the two strongest forces in Ameri
d can life.
- There are plenty of people abroad
d and some at home, who do not be
- lieve that our people are eminent fo
religion or domesticity. But the,
d are. And one evidence of it is thi
n very day of annual observance. I
may be quite true that a great par
of the population does not go t(
i church on the last Thursday of No
t vember, and it is evident that muel
of the day is devoted to football an
other outdoor sports. But the da3
was never a fast day; quite the con
trary; in its primitive form and itb
r New England surroundings it was E
feast day, so far,,at least, as the sup
r plies of food permitted. It was 2
t day of public worship and thanksgiv
, ing to God, but even the New Eng.
F lander did not go to church all day;
s he devoted no inconsiderable share
t of it .to hearty eating.
Religion has always been a greal
a power in American society-a fac
3 sometimes lost sight of in the mul.
1 tiplicity of religious bodies; it i,
1 sometimes supposed that mere de
I nominational partisanship takes the
: place of real, deep religious feeling.
I This is not so-. No people in the
world are more strongly moved by
i religious feeling in distinction from
. religious ceremonial and religious
3 habits, and to no people is it more
; natural to give thanks to God for
r national and individual blessings.
, Some Englishmen come over here,
I glance at our family hotels and our
apartment houses and go back to
their own country with the story
that there is no home life in Amer
ica. It is as great a mistake as we
Americans make when we imagine
i the French to be without domesticity
because their vocabulary has no pre
cise equivalent for our word "home.
The truth is- that domes~icity is a
human and not a national feeling,
eminncein ts pssesio, we ara
jleast .justified in claiming to be in
ferior to no other nation in our love
of home and in the strength of our
family ties.
Thanksgiving Day originated in
New England at a time when the col
onists, had little .to give thanks for
except that they were still alive. Ths
observance became national about the
time of the Civil War, because that
intensified our national feeling, and
its result gave us occasion for pro
found thankfulness. Because it is a
day devoted to the . recognition of
man's dependence upon hi~s Creator,
and to reunions of families, It has
appealed strongly . to fundiamental
American instincts, and has estab
lished itself East and West, North
and South.
The Amer~ican people have at this
time abundant reason for thankful
ness in 'the ccontinuance of peace; in
the abundant harvests, and In the
absence ef epidemics and calamities.
Much as there is to condemn in bus
iniess and polities, and frequent as are
private scandals, we believe that
American progress is not limited to
the acquisition of wealth, bu~t that
the standards of public and private
life are slowly advancing; that pub
lic spirit and generosity are growing
virtues; that domestic virtues were
never more esteemed, and that the
American people as a whole will be
entirely sincere to-day both when
they--or a good many of them--as
semble in their churches to give
thanks to God, and also when around
their well loaded dinner tables they
renew their expressions of family af
T:r -ete niTrs a, alo
e ing Plai to Be Recommended
-sippi-Commisslon Go
Augusta, Ga. - The keynote of
President Taft's message to the corn
ing session of Congress will be this
"This Administration was elected
on a platform that we proposed to
carry out the policies of Theodore
Roosevelt, and we propose to keep
that promise."
The President reserves to himself
the right to decide what those poli
cies are. He has said'in public ad
dresses that he, tiore than any other
man, perhaps, had been in a position
to know just what Roosevelt did or
dTid not believe.
"Mr. Roosevelt's chief policy," he :
has said, "was the determination to 1
make the great corporations of the
country obey the law, and those cor
porations included the railroads and tI
the great industrial corporations. that i
do a large -industrial business and. I
that have shown a tendency to mon- t
oporize that business and suppress t
Mr. Taft has indicated clearly i
enough in his speeches what his mes
sage will be.
It will recommend an unusually I
long program for Congress and one i
that is likely to revive a good deal C
of the hostility shown to the Roose
velt Administration on the score of
the railroad rate legislation.
That the President has been look- .
ing forward to the possibility of seri
ous opposition within the ranks of
his own party is indicatcd by his re
cent speeches.
,Mr. Taft will recommend a court
of five members in' order that when 3
the Interstate Commerce Commission c
shall decide a rate is unreasonable a
reasonable rate may be made at once,
with no appeal on the part of the
railroads except. to the Supremei
Court. This is to make the Hepburn'y
rate bill effective. He will point out a
that the five judges, having rno other t
business before them, can not only s
expedite legislation, but naturally
wil beomerate experts.
Teewill be also a recommenda- u
tion of a tribunal that will pas's on s
how many bonds and how many a
shares of stock every interstate rail- g
rodmyissue, to prevent the water- c
ing of stock. At one time the Prcsi
dent said: "This is important,. be- t1
cause when you ,.ater stock you only a
do it to deceive people and get them t
to pay more than the stock is worth.'' t:
Further, Mr. Taft said, it is wrong c
because it builds a false foundation s
on which to reckon what reasonable is
freight rates are.
To further expedite the work of. c:
making railroads obey the law, the
President will recommend a reorgani- r,
zatlon of the Bureau of Corporations, I;
the Interstate Commerce Commission g
and the Department of Justice that
tb three may work progressively and A
not be stumbling over one another, -t:
as they are under the present sys- P
tern. But the 'resident will make it tl
clear that he is not attacking corper- o
ations that work legitimately. His n
own expression on that subject is: li
"We could not get along without ti
corporations. Tlfey' are a necessary p
instrument in the business of the e
country. But as we give them privil
eges, sa they must recognize the re - s
sponsibility with which they exercise b
power, and we must have Te mneans o
of compelling them to recognize that
respensibility and to keep them with- n
in the law." -F
The President will recommend an ti
amendment to the anti-trust law that ii
he thinks will make it effective. The e:
present terms are so broad that in his
mind it is not enforcable, as It makes ii
no distinction between a reasonable t)
and an unreasonable restraint of trade d
-a difference that is recognized by a
the common law. He will recommend t<
that the law be amended to narrow s
and confine it to combinations and n
consphracies to suppress competition tl
and establish monopolies, and to leave IP
out the denunciations of general re- Ib
straints of trade. He will not recoin- ii
mend that labor unions be specifically Isi
Insanity Caused Strange Auto A
Deaths in Chicago.
Chicago.-Thebody of Ernst Camp,
the chauffeur who drove his automio-.e
bile with two passengers into the riv- t<
er Sunday night, has been recovered, a
The bodies of Miss Beatrice Shapiro s
and Max Cohen are still in the river. IS
It has been learned that Camp's par- cc
ents are insane, and the theory of the
police is that he was also. The trag
edy has. aroused a public demand for u
an ordinance requiring mental and iT
physical examination cf all men who a:
drive automobiles. d;
JTottings About Sports.
Young, the Yale freshman centre,
weighs 250 pounds. d
High. of Brown, is regarde 1 as~ one y4
of the best backs of the season.
H'owe, the Yale quarterback, is a n:
brother of last year's crew captain. se
Syracuse has all the players of
last season's baseball team except s:
Stein and Banks. te
Roy Mercer, the freshman pole; ft
va'ulter at Pennsylvania, has a record
of 12 feet 1% inches. c
There is a noticeable Jack o~f heavy- s
weight candidates alneng the high b
L._ MA - d
R. Macauley, in the New York World.
Congress and Corporations the. Chief
d Rate Court and Anti-Stock Water
onservative Regarding MiSSIS
ernment Fr Alaska.
mxempted from the operation of the
aw, but the effect of the amendment,
ie admits, will be to put labor out
ide the law. Under the present
;tatute it has been decided by the
;upreme Court that boycotts are a
riolation of the Sherman act.
The President's position on the
ubject of honesty In business is as
;ummarized by himself:
"It takes some time for a series of
:ourts to make a decision which shall
e plain to the business worl.d. But
ve are going on with this anti-trust
aw, and if we amend it as I suggest
re shall draw the lines closer and en
ble men to know what is legitimate
iusincss and what is not."
Postal savings banks will be urged.
President Taft will recommend con
inuance and extension of the conser
'ation of national resources and ree
amation of arid lands. He will say
hat these subjects include also reten
on of control over the water power
ites by the Government, so that it
ay regulate rates charged for the
iower furnished, and retention of
ontrol of coal, oil and phosphate
ands, that the Government may pre
'ent the use'of those lands by moi
Conserrative as to Mississippi.
On the subject of waterways the
1essage will recommend continuance
Rd extension cf harbor work, such as
he San Pedro Harbor, on the Califor
ia coast, but his recommendations
or work on !the inland waterways
rill be most conservative. The Pres
ent saw a lot on his trip down the1
tississippi River, but his conclusions
id net encourage the inland water
rays boomers, who went to great ex
ense to show the river to him.
Regarding the Mississippi the Pres
lent will go no further in the next
essage than to recommend continu
nce of the protection of the banks at
de bends, where the current is con
tantly cutting. Outside of that it
ill be the position of Mr. Taft that
o improvement' shall be undertaken
ntil engineers have approved its fea
ibility and have estimated its cost
nd, in addition,' it has been demon
rated that after the millions of the
-overnment have been spent the pro
et will be worth while-that is, that
x commerce will justify the expense,
nd that the shipp'ers will not desert
xe river for the railroad the first
me the latter cuts rates. All those
nditions fulfilled, the President will
:ate he is in favor of the Governpnent
suing all the bonds necessary and
ympleting the work that it has de
ded, carefully, to begin.
The President wiHl not make any
commendation for monetary legis
tion, leaving that to the next Con
A commission government for
laska will be recornmended. It is
se result of his experience in the
hil'ppines and, as Secretary of War,
1c guardian of Cuba. It is the idea
Ecolonies, but the President is ver'y
uch in earnest abcut it, as be be
ees: Alaska, with its enormous ex
nt cf territory and smiall, uncertain
pulation, is not ready for self-gov
The President will recompiend a
ip subsidy in the form of payment
v the Government for the carrying
I mail.
Control of corporations will be the
ain issue in the message, and the
resident believes that his admini-s
ation already has made a gacd start
tthe corporation ,tax passed at the
tra session.
Mr. Taft has expressed himself as
ifavor of a central bank to handfle
1 finances of the country, buit the
etails of the plen have not been
orked out, and no one is merd open
>argument and -conviction on the
uject than the President. There'is
likelihood that it will be a part of
i message to the December session.
robably the central bank plan will
a a part of a later reessage, includ
tg the general moneta'ry revision
11 Future Boston Schoolhou es to
Have Sun and-Fresh-Air Rooms.
Boston.--All new school buildings
ected in this city in the future are
contain sun and fresh-air rooms,
cording to a communication to' be
nt by the School Commission to the
3hoolouse Commisson. A reporti
ntalning such a recommendation
as adopted at a special meetirag.
A committee of the board also has'
:der consideration a plan for utilis
g the roofs of the present buildings,
cid it is probable that a recommen
ition will be made on this.
Prominent People.
Theodore Roosevelt. former Presi
mt of the United States, is fifty-on~J
ars old.
Whitelaw Reid. editor and di o
et, Ambassador to Great Biani
vnty-two. ak rtiri
Norma E. ackat Buffalo, N. Y..
id that his name had been forad
a. letter used to collect' campaif'in
General Frederick p). Grant said-inA~
icago that he would willingly re-k'
gn from the United States army If ~.'
-so doing he could further the cause
I he Aort, Sea Sentinel of
AILel "0mdwh -0 h Germian nLeet
has nov: -rcath--ed for manioeuvras,
guacs ne ntrnceto Ge-rmany's
two greatest portL ,
that one of 1er - esieons which sh
regards with mn complace::
having been obtained from Eng
for the asking. Not, of cours that
it would have been wise to n::let
the opportunity of healing of what
was an open sore even though we re
ceived in exchange for it a perfectly
illusory compensation. which was
really not Germany's to give or with
hold-the buzerainty of Zanzibar.
But although Germany obtained
this' beautiful and useful island so
easily and cheaply, she does not hold
it the less dear for that. She is forti
fying it-has indeed fortified it-af
ter modern ideas, so that it will in
deed be a formidable obstacle in the
way of any Power threatening the
approaches to Hamburgand Bremen.
What, however, will strike an im
partial observer most forcibly in the
.contemplation of Heligoland to-day is
the marvellous way in which It has
become completely Germanized in the
short space of nine years. I am
afraid that this argu'es a neglect' of
the Island when Britain owned it, and
yet It may not be so. For self-con
tained little communities like that of
Heligoland and Malta have a ;ray of
preserving their individuality in some
important respects and of imitating
their overlords in others that is not
easily to be explained.
How very few, indeed, of the Mal
tese in Malta speak English! A very
bad patios o1f Italian anq the ancient
Phoenician are their colloquial media,
and the parallel holds exactly in Heli
goland, where English is practically
unknown; the better classes speak
German, and the bulk of the popula
tion a patios of their own, which is
akin to the ancient Frisian. Under
German rule, howeter, Heligoland
has prospered, has been made to feel
that its circumstances could not fail
to be bettered by its inclusion -in the
mighty . German Empire; and al
though the conditions of individual
freedom are certainly far less easy
than they were, there are no signs
that the people resent this change.
A cynic might say that they dare not,
'but, given a sympathetic listener, the
individual who feels the shoe pinch
seldom fails to air his grievances.
And I find that while there is a slight
sentimental regret for the British flag
manifested by those who were born
under it, such a feeling is -entirely
overweighted by the pride they take
in the position occupied by Germany
among the nations to-day.
The comfort, yes, prosperity, exhib
ited by the islanders is very marked,
especially in comparison with the isl
ands of the. Netherlands, which, like
Heligoland, gain their livelihood by
fishing and the money spent by visit
ors during the summer. There are
no beggars here and no appearance of
either poverty or squalor. Al], men,
women, and children are well dressedi
and appear . to be well fed, also to
have an air of independence that sits
very well upon them.
This Is .shown also by the great
number of large, well built- fishing
boats lying upon the strand and an
chored between the two well built
piers, a number out of all proportion
to the tiny population of 4000. Fish
ing is a really prosperous industry
here, the fishermen's gains ranging
between five and ten shllitzgs al day
each, and in the summer, when, as
most seaside visitors know,. coastal
fishing is suspended by the working.
of natural laws, which draw the fish
off into deeper water, there comes the
great influx of visitors. Their num
bers average 38,0-00, and where on
earth they are all bestowed seems a
mystery, although no doubt It Is easy
of solution to the trained caterer for
the wants of seaside V~isitors.
There must be something extreme-.
ly fascinating in a place' which with
out any natura4 advantages, such as
are possessed- by Jersey and Guernsey
and the Isle of Man, for Instance, cati
draw so large a concourse of people to
face an open. sea fourney of thirty
miles in compar-atively small steam
ers, if they come from Cuxhaven,
while if the whole journey is miade
along the Elbe from - Hamburg it
takes from seven to eight hours. All
the amusements a;drecreations, save
such as the modest Kurhaus affords,
belong to the sea. There are no ga'r
dens or recreation grounids, and the
one pier, as distinguislied from the
unfiniahed breakwater, is .iust a pier
and nothing more; ,there is not evena
an efficient shelter upon it. And the
walks are severely restricted to a Sew
hundred yards, unless the visitor be
energetic enough to climb a great
many steps up to the summit of the
red rocks. There he will find a mag
uffient view over the North Sea on
every side, but he will also fin~l it
well, espeeially If a stranger, to read
most carefulW the notices which
abound, to refrain from carrying a
camera or making notes of however
innocent a nature. Neglect of these
simple precautions is certain to land
uim In serious difficulties, from which,
if he is an Englander, he will find it
lifficult to extricate himself, even
with much loss of time, money and
For it cannot be too widely known
that the doctrine of British citizen
;hip In the sense that it was once un
defatood Is now entirely Inverted.
Should the visitor to foreign lands or
sven the United States Imagine that
;L9 statement of his being an Eng
1-man Is likely to help him In any
iij aulty with the authorities, and act
I Ia that idea, he will receive such a
tn as will last him the remainder
Eis life.
It is perhaps hardly necessary to
say that the notices I refer to above
tre for the purpose of warning every
meo not entitled to an' entry away
Irom the fortfficat. '. hat the
nlringementt of an prohibi
idons is unthinktb] ' .he pen
ilty Immediately, f. 'he Ger-,
nan rmlitary and -' nization.
s nothingif not tb d hasn no
nore use for m.z than It
ias for earelessne
To 'descend fo nt to a l
Itethm T 'nused to -
notice In the grocers" op windows
among a multiplicity of bottles bear
ing the names of strange dink from
all European lands te' paic ages of
well known British * bai s
cuits, sweet stuffs, jamsancl. e
fruits. :No doubt theon
very smail. and ossib'y L
of the British occupation, but hter
is.-London 'aIl.
Gac Tanks vs. the City
The Consolidated Gas Company, of
New York. a few years ago erected. a
large gas tank along Riversiderive
shadowing Grant's tomb. 'There dias
opposition from the press, but noth
Ing was done. The Flatbush Gas
Company, i subsidiary of the Brook
lyn Union, has just completed atank
191 feet in diameter and 237 feet.
high In Flatbush In the Borougho of
Brooklyn. This is the highest struc
ture in the borough. It stands in a
region of homes, and immediately
adjacent to the Kings County Hospi
tal and other public -buildings.! It
can be plainly seen from Eastern
Parkway, the Brooklyn Institute and
Prospect Park. It has taken away
from many the equity in their homes,
and is a blot upon the landscape for
miles around. The Public Service
Commission was first appealed to by
the property owners and Civic Asso
clations of Flatbush, but it decided
that it had no jurisdiction. Two suits
for an inj'unction were brought, one
by the property owners and one -by
the city of-New York.. The city was
defeated at special term; and recent
ly the Appellate Division dismissed:
its appeal with scant courtesy on thez
grbund that an ofense to the sight
cannot be a nuisance. -..This -is mo
good logic, 'and should ot be good
law. If such a s4ructure un
ably destroys the -comfortable-.e.r
ment of property, it comeskhwib
the definition of nuisance. N'onof
the senses should be
against. It is to be hoped that .hz
Court of Appeals will have opportu
nity to pass upon this question.
American cities were -fornierly con
cerned only with growth. Now they -
are placing their energies i d elgloi
ment. Eyesdres sucl as tlIsh d -
tive of property and tie bauti tf
city should not be to!erited. .a
tanks and all their- kdtl Akidilds
should be placed, notwbere it is st6
economical, but .where, they will do
the least harm. Wheid erected in a
city they should be built of -moder
height. The "skyscraper" tak are -
unnecessarily harmful. If the edurts
wili not .protect muntelgen
against such invasion, adequate I'
should be at once enacted. In
land tanks may not be erected th
in 300 yards qf a residence without
the consent of ,he owner and occu
pants. In no 'continental city can
tanks be placed without regard for
public welfare. The location of gas
works and tnksr should: be "subje$
to the approval- of athe pub fceervie
commission, an& the consit f oo-di,
ers of houses used'exclusively fabis'
dential purposes within a Prescribed
distance should be- required. We
guard residential sections against sa
loons by such a, law. Who *oulE
not prefer a saloon as a neighbor to
a huge gas tank?-The .Survey.
How He Made a CaddI&
'A gentleman went dIto 'a pipemnak
er's shop with the intention of seeing
the method of making pipes. The
proprietor, who was a Scotchman, had
arrived from Edinburgh a few weeks
When the Phiiladelphian got in he
shop he f'ound only a boy back ot the
counter, so without more ado he thus
addressed him:
"Well, my callant, I'll give youa
quarter If you show me how youinske ~
your pipes."
"I canna male' a peep,'eir,''geplle
the lad. "I ca' only mak'.a cnddie."'
"A cuddle! What's that, my hin.
"I''a short peep," replieib~.e~
boy, "sic as men and women' moke
Dot on."
"I'll give you a quarter if you show
me how you make that."
"Gle's yer quarter furst," ws the
The. gentleman gave the boy the
quarter, a'nd he 'took-a ldig pipe and
broke apiece off it, saying'
"There, now, sir, that lsstke way I
miak' cuddies."-Philadelphia Times.
-Tee American -Tipper.
Ernst Muller, in his Reisebilder,
tells this story: "In the miatter 'of
tips to servants of high and low de
gree there is nosone who can compare
with the New Yorker. H~e uses neiti-,
er judgment nor arithmetic in male
ing these donations. Sometimes I
have compared this quality with .&
certain kind of hysteria. The womna
who has 'faint spells' is seldom over
come when alone, but usually lneth
ptesence of those who, -she t1lnkth
wfil sympathize .with. er. So it i
with the big tip -New Yorker. .When
be takes his luncheon aleone his 'tlp
[s of the normal kind; when he isac-s
:ompanied by a guest his 'liberality-.
mnakes Itself manlfest"-and: when he
s the host at a large gatlieringhe bas
a regular fit of generfosly"--PThil
lelphlia Inquirer.'
liberia's New Lnug.
There is in use fn some'-prts-of the
West Coast! of .,Afrca -a system lof
writing, of native inivention, which is
aid to be succ~ssully competIng with
English writing. It is called the Vai'
language and was invented by Doslu
Burkere, assisted by five- of his
Triends. The characters resemble
EOgytlen hieroglyphics, 'but -the
ongue is said to be harmonious, rela
i'ely easy to pronounce, and with .a
grammar that is far from difficult. -
[t is being more and more used in
West Africa, and It Is said may be
:ome the dominant form of native
;peech in Liberia and adjacent coun
:rles.-Kansas City -Journal.
Illogical Woman.
Blobbs-"A woman is always iliog
Slobbs-"Of course she is; a worn
en will always expect you to Tiemem
>er her birthday, but never her age."
-hiandelnib Reord.i - .

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