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TUE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL., THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1934.
THE DAILY JOURNAL THURSDAY. JANUARY 21, 1904. i i i.hi'iiom: i.i. Either Cnmpa the week and f -7 a in. to midnight through n t p m. to midnight on Sun Journal, then auk the Journal day, auk for the Journa pratrr for the depart me AFTKK MIDNHiHT T AM' KKF ItE P. M TELEI'lb NE K !;'.i ial, C."ur.tin: i-m ES New T'ephona Editor room or i nutation depai H6 or 775; counting it. 238. 1 I H (I M ll HII' I KlN. BT CARRIEP.-INDIANAPOLIS and SUBURBS. Dally and Sunday. 5dc a month. ltc a waak. Pally, without Sundj Sunday, without dal tilngl copies: Dally BY AGENTS EVE 40c a mnnUi. 10c a week. Sc a week. cents. Sunday, S centa UKHK Daily, par week. M eenta. Daily. Sunday included, par week. 15 eenta Sunday, per laaue. 5 centa. BY MAIL PREPAID. Daily edition, one year MJ Daily and Sunday, one year J Sunday only, on year REDUCED RATES T fLUUS. 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Hawley Co., Arcade, COLUMBUS. O. Viaduct News Stand. ISO High street. DAYTON, O. J. street. V. Wllkie, South Jefferson DENVER. Col -Louthain A Jackson. Fifteenth and Lawrence streets, and A. Smith. 14ü7 Champa, street. DES MOINES. la.-lfose Jacobs, 9 Fifth street. IXH AMiELES, Cal Harry Drapkin. y LOUISVILLE C. T I-.rlng. northwest comer of Third and Jefferaocl street, and Dluefeld 1 Bros.. West Market street. NEW YORK Astor Houf. BT. LOUIS Union News Company. Union Depot. T. JOSEPH. Mo F. B. Carrtel. Station D. WASHINGTON. D. C. RIkks House, Ebbitt House. Fairfax Hotel. Wlllard Hotel. Senator Bailey may save the precious honor of Texas by refusing to vote for the Panama canal treaty, but it will be ratified all the same. The Democrats ought to denounce the new I commercial traty with China on the ground I that it was ratified by cable, and is, there fore, unconstitutional. T'nder its new organisation the Constim- Gas Trust Company seems to be making steady progress towards furnishing artificial fuel gas at a very lo-jr rate. Former Congressman Driggs is spoken of Ss having escaped easily, but his moat hu miliating sentence is yet to be served. He can never vote or hold office again. j New York's renewed attempt to get the Sanction of the law in keeping saloons open on Sunday will hardly be successful. New York wants it, but Albany decides it. By the way it would be interesting to m know if Mr. Bryan is really proud of all those kind editorials telling how greatly ho has been improved and polished and broad ened by his European trip. One of the charges against Mayor Book WaltT was inefficient street cleaning. At no time during his administration were 'he Streets in as bad condition as they have been for some weeks past and are now. uncovered In Cripple Creek the other day proved to be almost solid gold. That isA. K start toward a prosperous ysarPts time for the Colorado miners to t5ke the advice given, to Panama i, ins : -Stop talking. Dig."' A dispatch from Tokio states that the Japanese treasury has on hand $3OU,00O,0OU. aim mw Bigamie sum is aiiuaea to as "enough to sustain a short, sharp contest." This may give the people an idea of what a protracted fight would cost. Two members of the Kentucky delegation in Congress made their maiden speeches on Tue. lay against the Hepburn pure-food bill on the ground that it interfered with State rights. So. it is a sacred right of the people of one State to ship adulterated foods into other States, is it? Reporters are getting very curious to know the nature of the new idea which Mr. 'Bryan says he gained in Europe; but he isn't satisfying their curiosity. Do the reporters think he is going to let some other paper publish what he can use as a "scoop" for the Commoner? It is noted that there is no anti-imperial ism In the recent call for a Democratic na tional convention. In 1900 the call included "those who favor a republic and oppose the onplre." The present call omits those words. It looks as if the party wanted to get rid of the "paramount Issue" of 1900. Lieutenant Governor Gilbert's announce ment that he will stand for the Republican Msntnatlon for Congress will cause a flurry In the Twelfth district. If he should be re nominated and elected the Journal will go his security that he will uot ship his per sonal env--ts t. Washington under a con gressional frank. A St. Petersburg dispatch says: 'The press generally admits with son e irrita tftOQ that a great victory has been won by American diplomacy in Manchuria." It was won by the prompt action of the ad ministration in clofing a treaty with China by cable. The 1'cmocrats in Congress should denounce the administration for acting with undue ha- The telegraphic dispatches report that the Thibetans are "insolent toward the Brit ish" under Colonel Younghusband, though there have been no hostile acts. If any thing could be more insolent than the in Yssion of the British troops the Thibetans certainly would not bo blamed for exhib iting it. It sh .ws a remarkable patience that they hive committed no hostile acts. As to the Impropriety and Indecency of making the City Hospital a political ma chine, or administering it In the Interest of ny party or faction, there ought not to be ny difference of opinion. To do so is trifling With the welfare of the sick and unfortunate and Is on a moral plane with dispensing drugged wines or adulterated medicines. The hospital management should be removed as far as possible from partisan control for partisan purposes. THE CABAL THE IT Y WILL M H Mr iLi). The conference of Democratic senators to discuss the Panama situation has made it apparent that the canal treaty will be rati fied by the Senate and that several South ern Democratic senators will vote for it. Some of these have been instructed by their States, while others will vote for the treaty because the Southern people are in favor of the canal and because it will bene fit the South. There is a still broader ground and better reason for supporting the treaty, viz., because it will benefit the entire country and the whole world, and will promote the interests of collective civilization. While senators were seeking a reason for supporting the treaty they might as well have selected the broadest and best one. The Democratic senators who will oppose the treaty will base their opposition on con stitutional grounds, thereby maintaining the traditions of the party for opposing every measure of national progress because it is unconstitutional. The Democratic theory of the Constitution is that it was framed to retard national progress, to tie the hands of the executive, to prevent prompt action in emergencies, to prohibit the adoption of new policies for new con ditions, to enforce adherence to obsolete precedents and to require the United States to stand still and mark time while other nations are marching past it. Prior to the civil war the Constitution was in voked for the protection and extension of slavery. During the war almost every act of Abraham Lincoln was held to be uncon stitutional, and about the only thing ad mitted by Democrats to be clearly constitu tional was the right of a State to secede from the Union. Every important measure during the last forty years, from the emancipation of the slaves to the acquisi tion of the Philippines, was denounced as unconstitutional, and now the Panama canal treaty is opposed on the same ground. The inconsistency of some Southern sen ators is very marked in view of the fact that while opposing the treaty on constitu tional grounds the excessive representa tion of the Southern States in Congress is largely due to the nullification of the four teenth and fifteenth amendments to the Constitution. If the Constitution had been enforced, in fact if it had not been flagrant ly violated, the representation of every Southern State in Congress would have been cut down years ago, and some sen ators who are now there would not be there. At this very time, while Senator Gorman is denouncing the President for an alleged violation of the law, he is trying to formulate a plan for nullifying the Con stitution of the United States in Mary land. These Democratic senators strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. They lie awake nights forging arguments to prove that the President violated the Constitution by land ing marines in Panama to protect Amer ican lives and property and by recognizing the independence of the new republic, but they see no wrong in the absolute nulliflea- tion of the Constitution in the South. The Constitution is only sacred in their eyes when it can be used as an argument against national progress or the performance of ome great work or duty by a Republican administration. When it is nullified to give the Southern States a fraudulent rep resentation in Congress th- y have not a word of protest. But the treaty will be ratified, the canal will be built and owned by the United States, and the American people will ap prove of every step In the proceeding and assign a high place in history to the Presi dent who was wise and patriotic enough to seize the opportunity of bringing it about. A SEW EMPIRE RIILDER. This is an age of territorial expansion and empire building. The world has hardly ceased wondering at Cecil Rhodes's com prehensive scheme in South Africa, which he did not live to see practically realized by the success of the British in the Boer war. when It is advised of a new plan of empire building in northern Africa under the leadership of a Frenchman, Möns. Jacques Lebaudy by name. M. Lebaudy is a native of France, the son of very wealthy parents, and possessed of a large amount of enterprise, energy and ambition An extensive traveler and somewhat of an adventurer, he nevertheless has stable qualities and an ambition to do something on a large scale. He has reached the point of styling himself Jacques I, Emperor of Sahara. Sahara is a vast region in northern Africa extending from the Atlantic coast on the west to the valley of the Nile on the east, embracing a country about 3,000 miles from east to west, with an average breadth of 1HJ0 miles and with an area of nearly 3.000.000 square miles. In the old geographies it was called the Desert of Sahara, just as the re gion embracing Kansas, Colorado and sev eral other States was styled the Great American Desert. Moderu geographers know better. Sahara contains some exten sive deserts and large patches of arid land which would require artificial Irrigation to make them productive, but it also con tains a great deal of fine pasture and till able soil. That Sahara is almost unpopulated at present does not prove that it will re main so. A generation that has seen the Great American Desert develop several prosperous States and frozm Alaska mov ing steadily towards statehood should not be incredulous of anything in that line. Colonizing nations are looking to Africa as an outlet for their overflowing popula tion, and empire builders find it an inviting field for the exploitation of great plans. Great Britain, Germany and France are all operating there on these lines, and the eud of the century will doubtless find darkest Africa converted into a prosperous and progressive white man's country. Even now it is an Inviting field for enterprising young men who have the stuff in them to make successful pioneers. It is not known how much territory Em peror Jacques I controls, but he evidently proposes to hold what he has. A dispatch from London says he has decided to draw the officers and noncommissioned officers for two battalions of native troops from Great Britain and the United States and that President Roosevelt will be asked to recommend a certain number from the old Rough Riders' regiment for appointment in the Saharan army. Emperor Jacques I also proposes to organise a Sahara con stabulary or rural police, to be composed wholly of American negroes who will be offered special Inducements in the way of homestead rights to emigrate to Sahara. An English officer who Is organising the military establishment, says: We purpose also to enco gration of the American neg ige the emi l to the new empire, selecting only approved settlers, who will be chosen by thoroughly reliable agents scattered throughout the United ötates. PersoasJJy, I believe this scheme will secure the support of the American negroes to an extent to which no other emigration plan has ever attained. It will not involve the taking of them to a pure ly negro colony, but will settle them in a. new and prosperous land with mixed white and black population. It is not likely this plan will materialize to any great extent. The American negro seems to be pretty well satisfied where he is and inclined to remain in his native country, but if he wished to engage in an experiment of empire building he might do worse than accept a position in the Saharan constabulary with a prospect of a farm at the end of his period of enlist ment. If Emperor Jacques I can get enough Englishmen and Americans around him to officer his army and form a cabinet, he will have made a good start towards founding an empire. Foreign dispatches contain some inter esting hints concerning the effect of the new treaty between the United States and China. A high Russian official is quoted as saying that the action of the United States in making the commercial treaty with China without Russia's consent, under the existing circumstances, was unfriendly and undiplomatic, and that Russia would not open or allow consuls at Mukden and Antung under the present regime. These are the two ports In Manchuria which China agreed by the treaty to open. It is difficult to see why there was anything unfriendly or undiplomatic in the United States negotiating with China for the open ing of two Chinese ports. Whatever Rus sia's claims or pretensions in Manchuria may be, that territory still belongs to China, and she alone has authority to open its ports. If Russia had kept her promise she would have withdrawn from Man churia last Oct. 8. The intimation that she will not allow the ports to be opened Is a repudiation of all hor claims of fair dealing towards the United States. In October. ls91, Russia tried to float a $100,000.000 loan in Paris. A French syndi cate engaged to underwrite the loan. When its books were opened not a single Hebrew name was found on the list, even the Rothschilds, who had floated the preceding loan, being absent. The Russian govern ment was finally compelled to take back two-fifths of its bonds, because no Hebrew financier would touch them. The reason for this was that Russia had been mistreating the Jews a few months before. When that country attempts to float a war loan it may find itself confronted by the same circumstances, for the history of the Jew ish persecution has repeated itself. Klsh ineff may lose Russia Korea. Mexico knows good citizens when she sees them, and she is determined to have the proposed Boer colony established in the State of Chihuahua. The government has advanced $50,000 out of the national treas ury, with which to make a part payment on an immense tract, and will allow the Boers twenty-five years in which to repay the loan. Several banks in the City of Mexico have also advanced large sums. The Boers will not be obliged to pay taxes, and will be exempted from military service. Mexico wants these sturdy farmers, and will probably get them. The movement to enlist the interest of manufacturers in providing employment for boys paroled from the Reform School is a most commendable one. Society pays too little attention to the duty of giving a help ing hand to discharged convicts, many of whom would reform if they had a little en couragement. The case with boys is still stronger. Most of them go wrong through idleness, and the first step towards perma nently reforming them should be steady 'em ployment and the formation of habits of in dustry. There is a fine field here for prac tical philanthropy. The Nebraska State Journal has a good scheme in connection with the boll weevil appropriation. It is stated that no better method of exterminating the pest of the cotton field has been found than flocks of chickens and turkeys. The Journal sug gests that the government buy a $250,000 flock of fowls and turn them into the fields. Then, when they are good and fat in the fall, it can put them on the market and "bust the trust" which runs up the price of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. This Is certainly an ingenious method of killing several birds with one stone. The recent election In Australia Is claimed to have been a victory for the Protectionist party, whose leaders favor a preferential tariff. Premier Deakin says the govern ment, which won. favors Mr. Chamberlain's plan, and has behind it the solid political forces of Australia. New Zealand and Cape Colony have passed acts offering preferen tial duties, and Canada already gives the mother country preferential rates without getting anything in return and the self governing colonies are ready to act at once. The only question is whether Chamberlain can carry Great Britain. Prof. W. B. Bailey, of Yale, has pub lished the results of his study of ten thousand suicides during the last ten years. Among other interesting points he finds that the favorite age for suicide is between thirty-five and forty. The favorite day is Sunday for women and Monday for men. The favorite method is shooting. More husbands than wives kill themselves, and more single women than single men. The moral seems to be that women should marry, but men should remain single. An Omaha woman has a unique griev ance which she is airing in the courts. She owns a pig which she was in the habit of keeping in the parlor until commanded b the city health officers to furnish other lodgings for her porcine pet. She indig nantly refused to part with piggy, and Omaha Is having an awful time over it. There are lots of people who feel insulted when civilisation will not allow them to make pigs of themselves. The literary taste of the editors of the Congressional Record is something shock ing. Each day the prayers of the chaplain i of the House are printed, but not one of Dr. Edward Everett Hale's petitions has yet appeared. If published they would prob ably increase the circulation. Shaksperean tragedy is being produced by a company of Hindoo actors in Bombay. India is far more modern in these repre sentations than we are, too; for, according to the authority of Mr. Edmund Russell. Folonlus is shot with a revolver, Des.de- mona is smothered in a brass bedstead with mosquito curtains, while in "Twelfth Night" Viola and Sebastian escape railway train which is viKki & in a Apparently some of the newspaper para graphers have not yet heard the sequel of the Kentucky volcano canard, for many of them are yet suggesting facetious causes for the alarm. The story was started by people who saw smoke Issuing from a hole in Sugar Loaf mountain. The smoke has been found to have come from a "moon shine" still, owned by jone James Throck morton. Perfectly natural. The days of the James boys, the Daltons and other famous Western desperadoes seem to be returning. Recently a band of robbers held up an Indian Territory town and took all the money in the bank; on Tuesday five bandits performed the same feat at McLean (Neb.), holding the entire population at bay while they made off with a large booty. A New York man whose neck had been broken in two places has been completely cured after five months' treatment. There is no use in trying to die nowadays; people who are determined to make a quietus would better emigrate to some desert island as yet undiscovered by the medical fra ternity. "Did you watch the old year out," asks the Topeka Journal, "or were you sensible and went to bed?" The reader loses the significance of the question In his awe at the construction of the sentence. Kansas grammar is fearfully and wonderfully made. The National League of Commission Mer chants is considering a scheme by means of which they can make things warm for the refrigerator car monopoly. The trust still manages to keep cool. Philadelphia papers publish figures to prove that life is safer in the Quaker City than in any other great centers. And yet Philadelphia is always referred to as a dead town. The Chicago theater horror has been ac centuated and made even more horrible by the publication of a topical ballad entitled "The Burning Iroquois." which sells at the music stores for 50 cents. The call for the state convention of Pop ulists in Kansas provides for 700 delegates. Great Scot! Are there that many in the whole country? Is that what's tlie matter with Kansas? THE HUMORISTS. "You know, Jessie, the good book says "Love your neighbor.' " spuk the mother to her little girl. "Yei, mamma; but that was written before the days of flats." Yonkers Statesman. A Force. "Mrs. Hlghblower is a powerful force as a church worker. Isn't she?" "Yes. She Is one of the kind of women who feel that the assistance of the Almighty is an obstacle." Town Topics. I"ev Prayers. Yern "Now. If all men would only vote as they pray, this would truly be a happy world." Dem "But If that should ever happen you wouldn't get the average man to the polls once in ten years." Catholic Standard. Must Be lie. Wirke "I wonder who selects the poetry for the Hightone Magazine." Jinks "De Blinks." "Are you sureV' "Well, I ht-ard him say that he was the puzzlo editor." New York Weekly. She I nderstnod. Mr. Misfit "No use trying to explain things to a woman; she can't understand scientific terms; no, here's ." Mrs. Misfit "Oh, yes. I can, Charles! Hered ity is what a man blames his father and mother for, and environment is what he blames his wlfa and children for!" Chicago Record-Herald. Mill With Is. Rip Van Winkle looked about in a dazed man ner. "And are they all gone?" he faltered, tear fully. "No." replied the villagers, consolingly, "Pattt Is still giving her farewell performance." Shouting with Joy at the discovery that one thing at least was unchanged by the lapse of years, he hastned to don his opera clothes. Harper's Bazar. A BATCH OF LITTLE STORIES. On tlie Street Cur. There were five passengers in the street car, and as it approached a crossing the conductor called, "William!" One man got up and went out. "Ann!" announced the conductor, and a woman left the car. Tucked away in the corner was a little man with a foreign-looking face. When the conductor called "George!" and an other passenger alighted the little man awoke to the situation. He rose, tiptoed down the aisle and whispered to the conductor, "Bafore you call out de name of de lady in yere I'll tell you I wants to get off soon. My name, it U Paul." Philadelphia Telegraph. The Quicker the Better. The late Henry Seton Mcrriman his real name was Hugh Scott was one of the swiftest writers the world has ever seen. Mr. Merriman once wrote at long intervals; but. when he once sat down at his desk, he would produce two or three chapters of 5,000 words each in an evening. Onco he argued with Walter Pater, at Oxford, on this matter. "Nothing." Mr. Pater reiter ated, "nothing can be done well that is done in a hurry." "Nothing?" said Mr. Merriman. Nothing." said Mr. Pater. "How about making a train?" Pittsburg Dis patch. Fear of Illuekmnil. "The 'Beauty Doctor' told a good story about her hair restorer." said a well-known Akron business man Monday, "but I know a better one. With several other men I was associated, several years ago, in the manufacture of a re storer. We had a fakir selling the remedy, and this was one of his tales: " A woman came to me the other day for her eighth bottle. She said she liked the taste of It so well. I was frightened and took her into a private office and told her to show me her tongue. She stuck it out and there was a half inch of hair on it. To keep from hurting the business we had to feed her camphor balls all that summer to keep the moth out of her stomach.' "Akron (O.) Times-Democrat. How She Knew. Wallace Munro, theatrical manager, teils of an experience he had In a country boarding house not many miles from the borough of Man hattan. It appears that one of the lodgers was rather a mystery and nobody seemed to know much about him. One day the landlady said to Mr. Munro: "I don't believe that new boarder is a bachel or. I'm sure he must be either a married man or a widower " Why. how on earth can you tell?" asked Mr. Munro. ' Easily enough." replied the veteran boarding house keefx-r: ' i wii.-n.-ver he pays his board he always turns his back to me when he takes out ..Is money." New York Times. One Day Ith Whistler. His man servant entered the studio. "Well?" said Whistler. "Lady 8omebody, sir." said the servant (she was one of the great ladles of the British peerage.) "Where is she?" "In her carriage at the door, sir." Whistler took no further notice of his servitor, but resumed the reading of his proof sheets to me. and the puz zled footman, who was standing behind his master's back and facing me, shook his head slowly up and down, and like Longfellow's Arabs "silently stole away." Thus the read ing went on for quite ten minutes longer, and the reader's sole auditor fidgeted more and more, till, realizing how deadly cold It was on that March day, I called out to him. "I beg your pardon. Mr. Whistler, but I think I overheard your servant telling you that a lady was waiting to see you." "Oh." said he. "let her wait, let her wait I'm mobbed with these people!" Then he went on reading for fully fifteen minutes more, and after that this voice was getting tired, I dare ay) he condescended to go down stairs and receive her shivering ladyship. The Reader. One Yell of "Fire!" Saved Him. "One of my constituents showed, the other day. what it is to have presen te of mind." said George D. McCreary. who rep.vsents the 8ixth congressional district of Pennsylvania. "A part of my district is the Twenty-second ward of Philadelphia, better known to fame as German town. The man I speak of was returning home in the dark and trod on a loose board that cov ered an empty well in his yard. Down he went, and. as the well was about ten feet deep, he could not climb out. He did not relish the Idea of staying there all night, bo. after a moment's thought, he began to shout 'Fire!' at the top of his voice. Windows were thrown open and some one ran to the alarm box and sent In the alarm. When the firemen arrived they found no sign of fire, but they still heard the frantic cries. At last a stalwart fireman found the man in the well and. lowering a fire hook, dragged him out. " 'What do you mean by shouting "Fire!?" demanded the fireman, in an angry voice. " 'Oh,' said my friend. 'It is all right now, for I am rescued. Rut who would have paid any attention to me if I had shouted "Well!" all night long?' "New York Times. French Politeness. During the past summer which I spent among exclusively French people in a hotel at saint Germain, I estimated that I lost quite twenty four hours out of each week sayir.g "Good morn ing" and "Good evening" to the men, women, little children and i'ogs about me. If you en counter the same person twenty-five times in the same day you must each time smile raptur ously, pause, at least :.ake hands, If you do not kiss, ceremoniously inquire how he or she is "going." and ceremoniously bid him or her "au revuir" at parting. Not only every man and women expects this, but all the little children toddle up to you, shake hands, and exact the same amount of ceremony. Then every well-regulated French family has a dog who more than likely occupies a chair and cats off a plate besides you at the table, so that it is considered churlish If you do not also stop and tell the dog "bon Jour" a dozen times a day. pausing to take the paw which he is prettily taught to extend to you. When the washerwoman brings home your linen there are at least five minutes spent in ceremoniously greeting and parting from her. In the operation of receiving and paying for linen you exchange "Mercls" and "Pardons" not fewer than ten times. Any other serving person or tradesman who comes to do business with you throughout the day you similarly re ceive with "Ron Jour, monsieur," and "Au re volr," and you thank him and beg his pardon as often as you can possibly get the words into the length of his stay. Harper's Bazar. The t nse of Mrs. Maybriek. I appreciate the deep interest manifested by Americans generally In the subject of Mrs. May brick's release from prison. It may not be improper to observe in this connection that, measured by the usual standards, Mrs. May brick is not an American. She was born in the 1'nited States, it is true, but her mother is the wife of a French baron living at Rouen, and she herself married an Englishman, for whose murder Fhe was tried and convicted. I simply mean to say that if an English girl should marry an American, and come to the Cnited States to live, she would thereafter be regarded as an American woman. It now seems probable that Mrs. Maybriek will get her lib erty next July. She was originally sentenced to capital punishment, which was subsequently commuted to imprisonment for life, and It would seem to be In line with practice and precedent that good behavior fixes a definite limit to the term of Imprisonment at twenty years. Upon this basis, with a credit of five years for good behavior, Mrs. Maybriek, after fifteen years' Im prisonment, would receK'e her liberty In July. H. Clay Evans. In New York Tribune. His Finish. "I have discovered the sr urce of life!" The new professor, who had only been drawing a salary for three days In the great university, flourished In -his hand a quart bottle of proto plasm as he epoke, standing upon the threshold of the president's office. That gentlomtn frowned. "If that's the best you can do." he observed, "I'm afraid you'll lose your Job." "But, my dear sir." remonstrated the new pro fessor, "Is It nothing to discover the source of life?" And the president smiled satirically as he re plied: "Absolutely nothing, sir. In these days. Why, only this week the source of life has been dis covered four times, without attracting absolutely any attention at all from the papers. Toung man, unless you can discover something new and startling enough to advertise this college in the proper manner, I warn you that your days are numbered." Life. .lust Folks." "My boy." said a certain well-to-do business man of the State of Texas to his son, who was starting out for a career in an Eastern city, "my boy, let mo tell you something which may be of help to you. You get up there, and you may see a heap of people who have got more money than you have; a heap of people who have got more brains than you have, and moro success. Some of them may even be better look ing than you are. Don't you worry about that, and don't you be scared of anybody. Whenever you meet another man who allows ho's your superior, you Just look at him and say to your self, 'After all. you're Just folks!' You want to remember for yourself, too, that you're Just folks. My boy. after you have lived as long as I have, and have knocked around the world, you will come to see that that's all any one of us Is folks." Field and Stream. Neckties and Poker. One of the successful merchants in New York to-day is an Austro-Gorman, who in lSfc? under took to open trade on a big scale with Japan. He had saved In the course of twelve years 17,000 marks, and with that sum chartered a small schooner and filled her with neckties of German manufacture for the Japanese market. He was seven months in reaching Japanese ports, but was well repaid for his trouble and Ingenuity, for his ties wf-nt like fury at big prices. He made about 600 per cent, on his goods. "And that set you up In business in New York?" I aid. Interrogatively. He looked bored. "In business in New York? That money? Never! I met a party of United States navy officers at Yokohama and played poker. At midnight I had only enough money to take me to Hong Kong." New York Press. To Compel Mem to Vote. That great army of New Yorkers who do not find time, or have no inclination to go to the polk: on election days is viewing with some trepi dation a bill Just introduced in the- Legislature to compel every enfranchised citizen of New York State to vote on election day. under penal ty of a fine. The bill provides for an election agent, to be appointed by the Governor in each district, who In turn shall appoint as many deputies as h'1 sees fit, and this election agent is authorized to take action against the citizens who fail to vote. The penalty for failure Is placed at not less than $5 nor more than 10 for the first offense, and is fixed In an ascending scale for subsequent failures. The election agent is to derive his compensation from fees. New York Letter. Took the Cue Wrong. Charles Frohman. the theatrical manager, tells of an amusing blunder by a young actor In one of his productions. Up to this time the young man had not risen above thinking parts, but at last he was int-.i-ued with this exclamation: "The King is diad; long live the King." On the first night of the play he became more and more nervous as the time drew near for him to utter the words Quoted. His cue eame and he was trembling with a bad case of stage fright. At length his voice came and this was the use he made of It: "Long live the King, he's dead." I Detroit Free Press. THE DRIFT G. A. H. Shideler, of Marlon, who has been included in the list of prospective can didates for the Republican gubernatorial nomination for several months, will make a definite announcement of his intentions within a day or two, according to st it - ments of his friends. Some of his Indian apolis friends were expecting him bCT yesterday and they intimated that he would make an announcement immediately upon his arrival in the city, but he did not put in an appearance during the day, and then it was said that he will be here this evening. Rumor has it, also, that Mr. Shideler has decided not to be a candidate for Governor, but will announce his en trance Into the race for lieutenant gov ernor. There is at present but one avowed aspirant for. the second place on the Re publican State ticket this year I P. Newby. of Knightstown and the candidacy of Mr. Shideler would mean a lively con test. Two or three other men have been mentioned as possible candidates, among them being Senator Walter L. Hall, of Mun cie. Frank B. Shutts, of Aurora. vh made the race four years ago, and Hugh Th. Miller, of Columbus, but none of these prospctlves seem to be making even a preliminary canvass of the situation. Along with the gossip as to Mr. Shldeler s plans comes more talk of Major George W. Steele, of Marlon, as a gub. -natorial can didate. It is well known that this talk is not inspired by the major himself be ndlcated very clearly what he thought of It when he punctured the incipient boom launched by some of his friends at the time of the love feast In this city but his friends P rsst In arguing that he would make a strong candidate because of his geographi cal location, his experience In politics, his reputation as a successful business man and his army record, and refuse to be silenced. The Fort Wayne News, one of the lead ing Republican paper of the Twelfth dis trict, has announced editorially that it will not support Judge William I Peuneld. of Auburn, as a candidate for the nomina tion for Governor, bin will continue to lend its influence to W. L,. Taylor, of this citv, whose cause it espoused several weeks ago when JJeutenant Governor Gilbert an nounced that he would not be a candidate. The News says that it made its declara tion for Mr. Taylor not knowing that Juflgi. Penfleld might become a candidate, acted only after due deliberation and will Hand by its action. Mr. Taylor was a former resident of the Twelfth district, leaving there for Indianapolis several vears before Judge Penfleld left for Washington to take a govcruoment position. Marked copies of the News containing its second declaration for Mr. Taylor were received by several local politicians yesterday and furnished food for no little speculation and comment. A dispatch to the Journal from Wabash reports the formal announcement of Will Kgnew that he will be a candidate for the nomination for State statistician and states that Wurren G. Say re is to be reckoned with as a gubernatorial possibility. Jt says: "Will Egnew, of this county, to-day offi cially announced that he would be a candi date for the Republican nomination for State statistician. Mr. Egnew was deputy under the predecessor of the present offi cial, Mr. Johnson, who Is a candidate for a third term. He is conversant with the du ties of the office and will be warmly sup ported by Wabash county. The township convention at Lagro last week unanimously indorsed his candidacy. "There is a probability that Warren G. Say re, of this city, may become a candidate for Governor. Mr. Sayro has the matter under consideration, but has not yet de termined whether he will go into the con test. He will be renominated for represent tative by acclamation in the county con vention, which meets here Feb. 9, and if he wishes to run for Governor he can have the hearty Indorsement of the same convention. Mr. Say re said to-day that he cherished an ambition to be Governor, but declined to state whether he would seek the nomina tion, though he has received letters from every congressional district in the State pledging influential support if he would come out. It is probable he would have de cided ere this but for the fact that Mr. Shideler, of Marion, was considering the subject of running, and had a pledge of Mr. Sayre's support. Mr. Sayre will know definitely after Feb. 10 whether he will Join issue witn tne Kepubllcans now out." George D. Heilman, of Evansville, secre tary of the Lincoln League, says that the preparations for the convention and ban quet of the league, to be held In Evansvillo Feb. 13, are well under way. "Tho executive committee has the matter well in hand," saMd Mr. Heilman yesterday. "Gratifying reports that there will be a large number of representative Republicans here for the convention and banquet havo been received, and the Republicans of the southern part cf the State are going to en tertain them in a manner they will not soon forget." Arrangements are being made to run a pectol train from this city to Evansvillo Feb. 13 to accommodate the Republicans from northern and central Indiana who will attend the banquet. The meetings of the league have heretofore been held on F tb. 12, the anniversary of Lincoln's birthday, but Feb. 13 was selected this year that there might be no conflict with the Colum bia Club's Lincoln day celebration in this city. Will A. Hough, of Greenfield, who has been spoken of as a possible candidate for the nomination for joint senator for the district composed of Hancock and Henry counties, was in the city yesterday on legal business. He says he has not definitely h -cided whether he will enter the race. H--n-ry county will be able to control the nom ination, as it will have the greater number of votes in the convention. Circulars setting forth the objections of Kansas City Prohibitionists to the action of the national committee in taking the national convention of the party away from their city, after it had once been given to them, and giving it to Indianap olis, have been received by State Chair man C. E. Newlin. Mr. Xewlln says, bow ever, that he has received positive assur ances that the protests of the Kansas 'ity people will be of no avail and that nothing can be done now to take the convention away from Indianapolis. Chairman Newlin has bee.i notified of tho dates for three Prohibition county con ventions. The White county convention will be held Jan. 3, while the Grant and Gibson county conventions have been set for Feb. 6 and 17. resj. ctively. Mr. New lin or another representative of the State committee will attend each county con vention. Indiana Republicans who expect to at tend the national convention in Chicago next June are discovering that they should engage hotel accommodations at on-., if they have not already done so. There will be one or two oilier attractions in Chicago during the week of the convention-Derby day comes along about that time and the principal hotels are being besi. c.-d with ap plications for reservations. The Auditori um, which will be the headquarters for the. convention, has displayed the "S. R. O." sign, and has been turning away appli cations for several days. Quincy A. Hlankenship. of Martinsville, a former member of the lower branch of the State Legislature, has announced his candidacy for the election as one of the delegates to the Republican national con vention from the Fifth district. The announcement of Lieutenant Gov ernor Newton W. Gilbert, of Fort Wayne, that he will seek the Republican congres sional nomination in the Twelfth district, was no surprise to hie friends here, as It had been generally believed that he would be a candidate after he announced that he would not enter the gubernatorial ra-.-. George V. Kell, a former Democratic stats senator from Allen county, recently paid Mr. Gilbert the compliment of declaring that If any Republican could be elected to Congress from the Twelfth district this year Mr. Gilbert is the man. John L. Moorman, editor, will be loyal to John L. Moorman, the newly elected chair man of the Thirteenth district. In the hist Issue of his paper, the Starke County 1: publican, Mr. Moorman announces: "The Republican pledges its support to the new chairman of the Republican district com mittee." A Democrat who assumes the familiar nom de plume "Voter" writes the Journal OF POLITICS that one of his friends is "thinking of lng the race on the Democratic ti ket one of the minor State office and eludes his delicate "boost" with the t ment: "He would make a strons race f r con- and. no aouot. te elect rdinary for a De m . : w It is not out of the erat to ask a Republi : a good word for a can paper to sak a g tandlate for a Democratic to ask a Republican pap election of a man who is ' ing a race on the 1 H mo a trifle beyond the limit. nom li T tO 1 n. but let the f mäk let" is Republican editors from all parts of the State will gather in Indianapolis to-day for the annual mid-winter meeting of the In diana Republican Editorial Association. Business matters of Interest to the frair nity will be discussed during the meeting, but the prime object of the gathering at this time is a council of war preparatory to entering upon the national and State campaign. There will be no end of political talk and ideas and inspiration for tu coin litg fray will be exchanged. The meeting will open with an informal receptim in the parlors of the Claypo.d this evening, to bo followed by a banqu. t President Charles W. Stivers, of Liberty, will preside as toast mast er. Charles L. Henry, of this city, will respond to the toast, "Issues of the Impending Cam paign;" J. B. Whitehead, of the American Pres Avs .eiation. will talk of ' Future E -ursions," and there will be a number of informal speeches. The business sessions of the meeting will be held to-morrow. Governor Durbin went to Chicago yester day to look after some personal business matters. "Both Wabash and Peru are applicants for the Eleventh district Republican con gressional convention," says a Wabash special to the Journal, "with the chances somewhat in favor of Peru, it is stated, be cause Wabash had the famous convention of 19U2. The Repi.l'iieni ,:. uixation of Miami county is already at work to secure the convention, which bids fair to be fully as interesting, if not so prolonged, as the one two years ago. Huntington might be an applicant were it not that Dr. C. H. Goode. of that county, may be a candidate lor the congressional nomination, and it seems a foregone conclusion this year that the convention will not be held in a county that has a candidate. Major Stiele has said that he would be satisfied with either l eru or Wabash if he should conclude to become a candidate, and Representative Laudis would probably have no choice be tween the two. lr. Goode and Represents tive Landis. with some of tin lr friends, held u conference at Huntington the first of the week, it is stated. Dr. Goode did m t then indicate what his intentions are. but it is understood that he is disposed to tiv conclusions for the nomination again tins year." The South Lend Tm, democratic, con tinues its lively campaign against W illiam R. Hearst, the only avowed caudid.tte lor the Democratic presidential nomination, with the following: "Four years ago the Democratic Club League of the Cnited State held its meet ing at Indianapolis. William Randolph Hearst was its president, made such li. the munipulatioa of his hirelings. A carload of Chicago Americans, containing an elab orately illustrated description of Hearst's appearance at Indianapolis, was shipped to that city on the day he aas to arrive then The papers reached the capital city all right, but Hearst failed to turn up. Tel -grams were sent all over the country, b -seeching him to come on. But he didn't, or rather he couldn't, come. He was t- nr. I in Chicago. The nature of his fatigue Im -came painfully apparent to his close friends. A prominent local Democrat, in comment ing yesterday on the fact that John R. Htoll. the editor of the Times, is also displaying marked hostility to Bryan, said Mr. Stdl was one of the most vociferous advocate- of free silver in Indiana in 1& and a Bryan enthusiast. "Mr. Stoll appeared before tho Democratic state committee that year," he said, "prior to the national convention and made a speech advocating the 'free and un limited coinage of siver at the ratio of 1 to 1 without the aid or consent of any other nation,' that fairly unsettled the foundations of the Grand Hotel, wh re the nu ting was held. He has evidently changed some of his ideas, but, while he may scold a little now, he'll be all right when the candidate and platform have been selected for this year." Frank W. Boss, of Plymouth, who was one of the candidates for the Republican chair manship of the Thirteenth district, Is in the city, a guest at the English. Gilbert H. Hendren, of Bloomfleld, mem ber of the Iemocratlc stats committee from the Second district, says that th Democrats of his district are up in arms at the suggestion that Judge Parker, of New York, should receive the support of In diana Democrats for the pr. .-id' :.tiu! nomi nation. They regard l'ark r as the legatee of Grover Cleveland, he says, and any one) or anything that savorg of Cleveland can not lind favor with Second district Democ racy. "our district if for Senator Gorman," h declared. "Our people recognise that Mr. Gorman was always a regular of regulars, and that the only enemies he had in the past were the worshipers of Cleveland. Gorman has iiity friends in Indiana to-day to Cleveland's on. I regard Gorman as the logical candidate and the strongest man of all with the rank and file of the party." Mr. Hendren inclines to the belief that Representative Mhrs will have no oppo sition for the nomination this year. H says that "Cy" Davis, who would like to be a candidate, is making so much money now that he cannot afford to make the race, and that Judge Moffett, of Vincennes, will not enter the field as the only op ponent of the Bloomington statesman. f 4- James R. Duffln, of New Altwiny. who was until recently the Democratic State committeeman from the Third district, was at the Grand yesterday. Wiftdoni of the Hatcher. Philadelphia Record. "When I see men or women looking for nothing but fat on a fowl." said a Twelfth-street market man. "I don't envy them their dinner. There Is a layr of fat underneath the skin when poultry is unduly fattened, and in the cooking this overheated fat saturates the m st, and delicate stomachs are given a hard tussle. This is why lots of people can't eat ducks and geese st all. These over-fst-tened fowls are in retity more txpensive and less easily digested, there being much loss lean meat in proportion to the fat. Most of nty customers arc now willing to pay what a good turkey is worth, under standing the difference What ts the dif fer. B Why. there are a few rules that must be observed. For at least six days before killing. Imrnyard fowls must be cooped, not huddled, but given good, clean space and well fed on corn for at k-ast tlvs days. 'Then for twenty-four hours before killing they should be fed on skimmed milk or soft-boiled rice. The night before the killing the turkeys must be given plen ty of water, but no food, which leaves the crop emptv. the Intestines clean, the dark meat quit' light, and gives a flavor as dif ferent as possible from the offensive flavor that is likely to impregnate the common fowl killed in the common way. The flesh of all animals is flavored by their food. This accounts for the delicious flavor of the canvasbaek and redhead ducks. Both eat of the wild celery :i ; th. water's edge. the former taking the roots, tlie latter the tops." Their Heply. Puck. "I ought to have had better sense, but I hadn't!" remarked the Gld Codger, a trifle ruefully. "I ought to have recollected that you can't tell in advance which way a toad will jump whtm you poke him. but I didn't. 1 am a member of the school board, and I ought to have been willing to let It go at that, but J wasn't! "I goes over yesterday afternoon with the r st of th- board to t-ort. r sire up the school. The professor asked me to say a few well-chosen words to the children; I didn't have to. but thought I ought to. Fig-ger.-d it out that I'd selected an absolutely harmless and neutral subject when I start ed in to talk about the sluggard. I de scribed him in all his slovenly unlovell ness, contrasted his dilatory practices with the energetic methods of the ant. and. In short, gave him down-the-road in great shape. Then I wound up with the Inquiry: 'And now, children, tell me, last of all, what becomes of the sluggard?' And II f all answered in one voice: 'He now stands te i oil as . "Thinks 1 to myself, as follows: 'Moral; from this we shonld learn that you can never tell when a child is loaded.' "