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VA L for KANSAS CITY CHIL DREN TO BE AT HOME. t A« U.1I« «•«* - Co.xln* " to s«»y «*• Hoo * # •* N,,h, ' Lode«' »««••»•«y *■ Ml *' ..art TO HE curfew, as It Is and stay there.says the Kansas City Star. About s i weeks ago Colonel Alexander Hoag land, the "news hrrs' friend," came to Kansas City. it was due to his efforts that the *i,v council of Kansas City, Kan., en acted an ordinance establishing a cur few, which, from March 1 to Oct. 1, is sounded at 9 o'clock at night and dur ing the winter months at 8 o clock. Th ere is no bell loud enough to carry Its warning to all parts of the town, so the "iren whistle at Armour s packing house was pressed into service, and Bl 9 o'clock each night it blows its warning to vagrant childhood. The mature age of 15 years, however, in proof against the terrors of the curfew whistle. The curfew law across the state line is very much respected by the little people! to whom it is, and very proper ly, too. a serious matter. Parents in Kansas City, Kan., are delighted with It, for they are sure to have their chil dren home betimes. The children know the value of their short lease of liberty in the evening and play from supper time until 9 o'clock with a vigor that is delightful. At half-past 8 the play grows faster. At a quarter to 9 rushes. At five minutes to 9 it is a .verish scramble. Then, when 9 o'clock es and the curfew roars out from Armour's big whistle, there is a scat terlng. A boy shouts, "There she goes,' and half a minute afterward there is not a child in sight. The earth seems to have literally swallowed them. The small hoy of uncertain age has a way of dodging the issue that is in genious. There are boys who look 13 years old and are 17. There are other beys who are 13 and look 17. It is toss-up as to which is the luckier of the two. The first is a puzzle to the policeman and the other can prove his age by the family bible if neces sary. The other evening a crowd of small boys were engaged in the delectable pastime of "cutting a watermelon," the Joint property of them all, in front of a Minnesota avenue grocery store. "How do you like the curfew ordi nance, boys?" asked a man who was watching the performance. "Huh! It don't bother me none," said a small-bodied boy with an old face "I'm 16, ain't I, fellers?" "Naw, yer ain't," said one. "Yer on'y 13, yah." "Well, yer bet yer sweet life I'm 15 when the whistle blows, anyhow.' And that is the way a great many of the boys will reckon their ages for sev eral years to come if the curlew ordi nance remains in force. The little girls respect the curfew mightily, and when it blows they scur ry away home as fast as their little legs will carry them, even if they are only two doors aw-ay from home and not a policeman within a mile. They have a greater fear of the law than tb boys, and their fear of a policeman and the processes of the law is awful. The policemen like the curfew. For half an hour after It blows they are made a trifle more active in getting over their beatB and driving children home, which, however, is not a difficult k, for the children flee at the sight a policeman. One night a policeman m«t a small boy going along at about naif after 9 o'clock and said to him: hi ^ e » e ' you know the curfew has blew?" This is exactly what the po llceman said. t U* 8 ' anBwered the boy. "But me ather sent me after a box of blackin e this, and the youngster pulled an pty tin box from his pocket. cor ne along home with me, a*ia the policeman, "an' we'll see how about this." h together they went to the boy e. the boy not at all eager. The > s father looked at the boy and M a ^ the policeman and said: .Jbf 8 OIll y one of his tricks. He', li 'that blackin' box on the po hnv en f ° r a mont h." So the blacking tha. IT taken away - but u >s likely for * tX)y tound something else be re 'he next curfew "blew." The Point of View. . Cfr,a ' n eminent physician went to thm n< k fa * b ' s w ite's earnest request, t . be 1,as no knowledge of or in untn 1 music - He was rather listlesp aim h° ne °* tbe 8in 6ers, a lady, rose Then n EaD t0 sll ' K * or the first time. " he brightened up. ... that alto?" he asked, no." exclaimed his wife. "That and alt °' Sh e's a high soprano , d u heT nanie is Jones." 8aid the d °otor. •■p P you 'ike her voice?" •he h! 1 Say mut 'h for her voice, but .that i ° ne °* hnest bronchitises -mpanion Ver encoun tered.'-Youths me "Do Perfaetly WUIIns. Jet »nnT think your mother would Will"" ha I e K anoth **- P"** of cake, Gh, yes ma'am. She told yes, S*«*"" and fl, led up while I e chance."— étroit Free Press. EFFEC TS O? TIPPINQ. A Tract le. Whirl» U I». American and , H»i Rad Result*. The Barbers' International Union of America has taken on the true Ameri can spirit, which is the spirit of per- ; sonal freedom and dignity—the spirit of working for wages instead of fawn ing for favors, says Gunton's Magazine. Th^ barbers of New York city appear to be opposed to Mr. Van Fleet. They ! evidently think that, being an addition , to their wages, these tips are so much . net gain to them, and hence to refuse tips would be permanently to lessen their income. This, of course, is the iew entertained by all who consent to work under the tipping practice. But it is a mistaken notion. There is no class whose general income Is increased by tips. The income is made precari ous and fluctuating, depending upon the whims of customers and degree of servility of the laborer. But Its perma nent effect is not to enlarge the income, but rather to lessen the man. Tipping! as a practice, is offensively un-Amer ican and positively uneconomic. It is un-American not merely because it did not arise in America, but because it is contrary to the whole spirit and genius oT American life and institutions. It is a system of paying for services partly in charity, which is always injurious, both to those who give and to those who rece.ive; it injures those who give in tending to create the austere senti ment that they are giving something for nothing, for which the recipient is under personal obligations; it is de grading to the recipient because it is a voluntary gift for which he can put in no economic claim, and consequently must pay for in personal gratitude or obligation, which always means the surrender of personality; it is especially offensive in this country because it rests on no recognized principle of equity or payment of equivalents. Tips are uneconomic because they make the laborers' income precarious and acci dental without making it larger or bringing any other corresponding ben efits. The truth is, and it is gradually coming to be recognized, that the labor ers gain absolutely nothing by tips; what they gain in tips they lose in wages. All the menialism exercised to obtain tips and the Inconvenience re ulting from the uncertainty and un evenness of the amount of income is so much disadvantage due to the tip ping system for which the laborers re ceive no equivalent. A NEWFOUNDLAND FISH fc-RlES. Encland'» "AcquUIMve Instinct" ami JphIouh Crip F»rly Kslilliltml. It has always been a common notion that for the first half of the sixteenth century the French, Spanish and Portu guese had the Newfoundland fisheries themselves, says Macmillan's Magazine. Judge Prowse disposes summarily of this idea and brings forward ample proof not only that the English fishing fleet was there in great strength, but that for the whole century and most certainly from the accession of Eliza beth, it ruled this heterogeneous floating colony in most masterful fashion. Spain was computed to have 6,000 sailors on the banks at this period; Portugal was not very far be hind her, while France was probably more strongly represented than either. Though no question was made of the right of all these nations to an equal share in the trade, the supremacy of the British seamen, chiefly from De vonshire. half fisherman half pirates, seems never to have been disputed, or never, at any rate, successfully disputed. The soil of Newfoundland, or Terra Nuova, it is true, was then of no mo ment. Its value was merely that of a refuge in stress of weather and a place upon which to dry and pack the spoils of the deep. But upon this seemingly barren foot-hold the Eng lish adventurers, with that acquisitive instinct which foreign nations and our selves are Just now calling by such different names, kept from the first a firm and jealous grip, while in the floating and, upon the whole, peaceful republic, which spent half of every year between the desert shores of Lab rador and the grim headland of Cape Ray, our countrymen seem to have se cured for themselves undisputed sway. THE CHURCH MILITANT. The next national Christian Endeav or convention will be held at Nashville, Tenn. An immense audience gathered to hear Bishop Fowler's farewell sermon at Hennepin Avenue M. E. Church, Minneapolis, recently. The Archbishop of London estimates the contributions of churchmen to re ligious objects during the last twenty five years as $100,000,000. The Episcopal diocese of Michigan has voted that women shall vote In parish affairs. The clergy in the con ventlon stood 28 to 29 and the laity 34 to 15. The Fifth Baptist church. Washing ton, D. C.. which recently celebrated Its fortieth anniversary, has never had but one pastor, Rev. Dr. C. C. Meador, and he has never had any other church. One of the notable features of the convention of the H. Y. P. U., held at Milwaukee, was the review of the Bap tist missions of the world, with a brief address outlining the work done and the progress made. Dr. Arthur T. Pierson is no longer a Presbyterian. The Presbytery of Phila delphia heard him. at its last meeting. in his defense. He was recently im mersed by a Baptist minister, and has repudiated the scriptural doctrine of infant baptism. His position as to bap tism led the Presbytery to erase his name from the roll, although a paper was adopted expressing confidence in his Christian character and his general doctrinal soundness except as to bap tism. DETAILED FOR DUTY. STONEWALL JACKSON PLANNED A RAID ON A WAREHOUSE FOE. 1Ü ' I ! j , I I ' 1 i : HI* Order* Carried Oat to the Latter hy a Man Who Siftr Drank—A Thinly OfBcer'a Attempt to Inter fere. HE following story appears in Youth's Companion: "About daylight the day before the second battle ol Manassas." said a confederate officer at a recent reunion of the blue and the gray, "I was or dered to report to Gen. T. J. Jackson with a detail of 100 men for special orders. I went at once to headquarters and presented the or ders I had received. Gen. Jackson came out and, beckoning me to follow him, rode some fifty yards from his staff and then turned and halted. " 'Captain, do you ever use liquor?' he asked. " 'No, sir,' I replied. "A smile lit up his rugged face as he said: 'I sent for a special detail of 100 men under command of an officer who never used spirituous liquors. Are you that man?' " 'Yes. sir," I said. T was detailed on that account.' " 'Well, then, I have an order to give, upon the execution of which depends the success of the present movement and the result of the battle soon to he tought.' " 'If to keep sober Is all that Is need ed, general, you may depend upon me,' I said. " 'No.' he answered, 'that is^iot all, but unless you can resist temptation to drink you cannot carry out my ord ers. Do you see that warehouse over there?' pointing to a large building a little way off. 'Take your command up to that depot, have the barrels of bread rolled out and sent down to the railroad track, so that my men can get it as they pass, and then take your picked men into the building and spill all the liquor there; don't spare a drop nor let any man taste it under any cir cumstances. This order I expect you to execute at any cost.' "He turned and was about to ride back to his staff, when I called hasti ly: " 'One moment, general! Suppose an officer of superior rank should order me under arrest and then gain posses sion of that warehouse?' " "Coming up close to me and looking me through and through, as It seemed to me, he said, with a look of solemni ty that I shall never forget: " 'Until I shall relieve you In person you are exempt from arrest except upon my written order. I fear that liquor more than Pope's army,' he added, as he rode rapidly away. "I took my men down to the ware house which had become so Important and threw a guard around it, placing five men at each entrance, with ord ers neither to allow any one to enter nor to enter themselves. "The next thing was to roll out the bread, which we did. Just as we were finishing that task I was called to one of the entrances to find that a general officer with his staff commanding that the guards Bhould either allow him to enter or bring out some liquor. Of course I refused to comply with the command, upon which he ordered his adjutant to place me under arrest. "I told hlm I was there by General Jackson's personal order and was es pecially exempt from arrest. He or dered his Btaff to dismount and enter the warehouse, and I gave my men the order to level their guns and make ready. "This made the general halt. In spite of his thirst, and hold a consultation with his officers. They concluded to try persuasion, since they could not get what they wanted by force. But they found that method of no more avail than the other. Then they asked my name and what command 1 belonged to, and threatened to report me for dis obedience. "I should never have yielded, and whether they would have pushed things to an extremity In their raging desire for the liquor I do not know, but just at that moment Gen. A. P. Hill came galloping up with his staff, and natur ally wanted to know what was the trouble. I explained the situation, which the quickwitted genual took in at once, and ordered the thirsty squad off. " 'Have you orders to burn the build ing?' he asked. " 'No,' I answered, 'I have not.' "Without a word he rode away, and within an hour there came an onle from Gen. Jackson to fire the ware house and when it was all destroyed to report to him "I carried out* he order to the letter: not a man got a drink that day. and for that time the foe that Stonewall Jack son most dreaded was vanquished." As she ing at of to of Uurrlble. "Electricity is driving horses out of employment." "Yes." "And women are •/vo w dir. g men out of all the good jobs." "Yes." "Well, after awh.te there won't be anything left but women and trolley cars.''— Buffalo News. Mormon MW.Innarlee la Keclaml. Two thousand Latter Day saints missionaries are said to be in England just now. The longest artificial water course In the world is the Bengal canal in India. 960 miles; the next is Erie. 363. Each cost near $10,000,000 ] I I j A MOUSE STORY. As Retire really Cell eed Showed Ko Feer. A lady living In my house In th* country announced to me one day that she had tamed a family of mice, con sisting of a father and mother and seven young mouse children, who had made their nest In the partially de cayed sash frame of the window in her first-floor bedroom which had an open ing onto the sill outside, says the Spec tator. She further stated that she cou'd Identify each of the members of the family and could induce them to come at her call and feed cut of her hand. These statements appeared so Incred ible that I felt compelled to express my disbelief In them In the absence of personal proof of their veracity, and she therefore requested me to accom pany her to her room, there to receive such evidence as would satisfy my doubts. I went and stood with her close to the open window, and she called the mice by the names, "Jim," "Tom," "Jack" and so on, to which she asserted that she had accustomed them, and I saw them come, one by one, on to window ledge, where they ate bread out of her hand, and subsequently out of my own, not timidly,.but as If In full assurance of safety. On the afternoon of the same day 1 had a smull tennis party In the garden onto which this bedroom looked. My cousin, whose Christian name Is Jim, was playing tennis, and several of tb< party, including myself, were sitting in the garden beneath the mouse window, when afternoon tea was brought out to us, and I called loudly "Jim," "Jim," several times to communicate that fac to my cousin. At the third or fourth call something ran acro*3 the path, si one of the party impulsively threv IiIe low hat at It, and killed what v < found to be a mouse. The inouse-tar.ie was not of the party and knew nothin) of the occurrence, to which, lnde- d nono of us attached more than a p is lng importance. The next morr.U: however, still in Ignorance of the r.-c dent, she dietressedly informed ur, lie her little "Jim" had disappeared fro her family, and that, although the o\. ers appeared as usual at her call, 1 remained absents and 1 knot,' that l never reappe.iretfir I I I j : I ; j j I j »I ft H'lkar.e—Why did you barber 50 cents for himself? Because h< did not till me my was getting thin on top of my h I'lttsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. TEMP.'RANCE. give t' Ga-.wrll THINGS BACON SAID. How Tli*y Mujr II« A|»|»:ioil to Prosrm Condition«. Bacon is not Shakespeare, hut ho : often as surprisingly modern; sente sp atter sentence scents written villi a: eye to current events, says the Corn'. II Magazine. Take this, fur Instance: "T be master of the sea ih an abridgeme: of a monarchy" (i. e., a monarchy ! miniature). Surely at this day with i of Europe the vantage of s*r?ngth ; sea (which Is one ol the principal dow ries of the kingdom of Great Britain is great, both because most of the kit - doms of Europe are not merely ini but girt with the sea most part of tl i compass and because the wialth of i>c: Indies seems in great part but an n cessory to a command of the seas. Ati. here is our American policy. Amour unjustifiable wars Bacon ranks tin "made by foreigners under the pre'.t n of justice or protection to deliver tk' subjects of others from tyranny am oppression." And here is n Judgmev on the Transvaal government: "A states that are liberal of natui alizatio toward strangers are fi! for empin Here, too, Is one side of the colon! secretary: "Wonderful is the rase o boldness in civil biislnret:: What fir:.' Boldness. What second and thir l Boldness. It doth fascinate and bln hand and foot; therefore we see It ha: : done wonders In popular states, r.W more ever upon the first entrance e bold persons Into option." Tills Is, r: course, the passage from which Bar to: stole his "Il noiiH faut de l'audace encore de l'audace, toujours do 1 an dace." Here is a good criMoism on ill drink commission: "In choice of <o i mittees for ripening business for tin council It is hitter to chon c lndificri" persons than to make an lndiff; rorm by putting In those that are stro 1 on both sides." Cambridge.Mars..hss a population SO.OOtt and has had no saloon for l years. That shows how a commun can get rid of ihe saloon if it wonts Bourbon county, Kentucky, i • famed for the quality of its vdiN. claims distinction on new grounds, h lng recently adoptid prohibition t::. der the local option laws of the state. A persistent effort is being made t> have liquor roid in the public pari.a oi Boston, ar:d several hearings ha been granted by the police' commis sioners to the petitionrTs and tlie r mor.u rants. The 1 Anti-Saloon League is wide ni., its organization. A branch has been formed in Brand Rapids, Mich., and the services of Rev. John F. Brunt, who was fe>rmerly secretary of the Ohio League, have* been Recnre»d. The Lice nsing World, devoted to !!i • lie*uor interests In England, pttbllslo a list of the ».embers of parliament who vote d In favor of the Sunday edo; lng bill and significantly tells Its read ers: "The day of reckoning wil! core later on." When one realizes that each brewery Is. as It were, connected with every otther brewery in the United States, their great power Is no longer a sub ject for wonder. The means by which they are thus connected is the United States Brewers' Association. This as sociation numbers 1,000 members and controls a capital of $300 000,000. TV Sleeted. ••No,'* said the tall, blonde one, ''I .In not like her, because she is so lira mat c in her wavs." "She is no such thing!" said the pe tite brunette one. rallying to the iie fense of the absent. "She has Wen married to the same man for more than ten years. Dramatic in her ways, iudeed!" The assembled persons had to admit that tlie point was weil inndu. Hall'* ( etarrh € are la taken internally. 1'rice, 7Sc. The One Kk('»ptl»n. "Ah, my young man." said the fond father, "in giving you my laughter 1 have entrusted you with the dearest treasure of my life." The young man was impressed, then he looked at his watch. "Really," lie said, "I had no idea it «vas so late. The cars have stopped. Could I borrow your wheel to ride home?" "Not much! I would not trust any body on earth with that wheel."—Lp to-date. Coe** CM|h llalaam roupie cheerfully | ay < eut- for a 5-cent rake of soap, if it is «el! advertised. II tke llalqr IB Cutting This. Be eure end nee that old end vell-trted remedy, Hu, Wixsoow-s SooTuisa Steer for ChllJrea TeeII. Infi ll KTO are now over 50.» horaires» car riare- in uso in 1'aris it •*z —-.. _ *.*•» • "It Bridges You Over.* PLUG " Battle Ax" bridges a man over many a tight place when his pocket book is lean. A 5-cent piece of "Battle Ax" will last about as long as a J0-cent piece of other good tobaccos. This thing of getting double value for your money is a great help. Try it and save money. Look Out For Imitations of Walter Baker & Co.'s Premium No. i Chocolate. Always ask for, and see that you get, the arti cle made by Walter Baker & Co., Ltd., Dorchester, Mass. 19 Years Accumulated Science and Skill The reason the great factories si Hartford, Conn*, where the famous Columbia bicycles are made, are building such matchlca machines today is, becawe for 19 yean they have profited by every experience and have carried on their investigations in the broadest identifie spirit Jt jt jt Scycfes art recognized all over Europe and America as unequalled, unapproached. STANDARD OF THE WORLD Columbia Art Catalogue, teilinir fuMjr of all Columbia*, and of Hartford Bicycl«, trustw orthy machines of lower price, is fre- from any Columbia agent; by mail for two 9-cant tfaw pa, POPE MFG. CO., Hartford, Conn. Branch Stores and Agencies in almost every city and town. If Columbias are not property represented In your vlcinltr, let us know. The fed'*«. 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