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TELLS THE STORY COOLLY RELATES HIS RELATIONS WITH THE KELLY GIRL AND HOW HE KINIED HER. BECAUSE HE LOVED HER SO Says His Whole Family Is Peouliar and That He Himself May Not Be Just Right in the Head. (Continued from Page One.) ation and unable to sleep, penniless and alone, he appealed for the last time for a small portion of the $800oo secured from him, and upon refusal went to Helen's room and drawing his revolver, shot her to death and then fled. How he awaited news of her death with the intention of killing himself as soon as he heard she was gone. He told of his capture and return to jail in this city. Jury Enthralled. The jury leaned forward and listened Intently to the story. Every man in the courtroom careened his neck to grasp every word. All was solemnity through out the whole proceedings. Th, jury was-secured at s :35, and was as follows: Sam McHaffey, Daniel Cameron. A. J. Palmer, John G. Currie, Harry Shafer, Jo seph Sheppard, A. E. Woodbury, Mike Mc Nulty, J. V. Johnson, Elmer D. Fuller, Henry Staebler and D. J. Smith. In winding up his statement Beckman recounted the story of the occurrences in the county attorney's office Thursday when the was offered what he supposed was strychnine. Beckman stated that one of the jailers came to him and announced that Deputy IHaggerty wanted 'him. He was taken to the county attorney's office and there met a physician, one of the assistants to the county attorney and one or two other people. He was questioned as to his ante cedents and told them of his father's death from diabetes, and how he had been an invalid for a number of years before his death. He was asked if he would have killed himself before he shot Miss Kelly. He replied that he would not, but that he in tended to after he did the shooting. He was asked if he wanted to destroy himself, and replied yes. He was offered what purported to be poison and started to take it. He was asked to taste it, but re fused, saying if it was strychnine he <would take it and be done with it. "Why did you not taste it " he was asked. "I did not know the taste of strychnine and there was no use tasting it, and all I wanted was to kill myself and be through with it. And I wish to God it had been poison and they had let me take it." Beckman told of an injury received to his head in WValsenburg, Colo. lIe had been working about a gambling house as swanper, and had been invited by the proprietor to play his earnings in the house. He did so and was a constant winner. He had taken in about $2oo and was preparing to leave when he was hit over the Bhead and knocked unconscious. This wound troubled him for a long time. During the afternoon a deposition from DMrs. Quiglcy, foster -mother of Beckman, who resides in California, will be intro duced to show that he was not right men tally when a child. 'Several physicians will he called by the DELICIOUS LUNCHES At Morris & Co's 64 West Park St. When Out Shopping When out shopping drop in and get a cup of hot Coffee, Chocolate, Cocoa, Bouillon, or Clam Juice served with a dainty lunch . .... Bee HIve 33 W. Park Earthen Mixing Bowls, the old fashioned kind, worth 750 for,,...50 Earthen Baking Dishes, nice enough to put on the table ......25 Japanese Decorated Baking Dishes, worth 35c, for......... 25 Large size, worth 5oe, for..... 35 White Cups and Saucers, each..l10 Nicely Decorated Fruit Dishes, in good China, would be considered cheap at $2.ao, for........... $150 Decorated Glass Plates, with open work, made to hang with rib bons .........................150 Glass Trays, large size......... 25 Wilson's Bee Hive 33 West Park defense to testify as to Becrman's sanity. When Beckman took the stand in the afternoon be was subjected to a searching cross-exrmination by Mr. Breen. He told of having taken out a life insurance poliey in the United Workmen for $a,ooo in fa vor of Helen Kelly, but later canceled it, explaining that "he was afraid they would kill him for the policy." Grew Nervous at Last. Beckman was on the stand for three hours and exhibited fatigue and nervous ness toward the last. He traced his course about the United States, described his fas cination for travel and told of the differ ent places he had visited. He gave de tails and descriptions of events in a man ner calculated to impress upon one's mind the fact that he had an acute memory on some points. He told of three events in which he bad been injured about the head, once in Phoenix, Ariz., once in Walsenburg, Colo., and again by being thrown from a train near Dillon. When asked why he did not shoot the man who hit himt on the head with the gun he said: "I did not love the man and made the best of it. I loved Helen, and that is why I killed her." Beckman only smiled once, and that was when he told about being hit over the head in VWalsenburg. He stated that he was informed by his foster mother that his another had been severely beaten by his father a few days prior to his birth and that his father had an ungovernable temper, while his brother, Henry, was a boy anyone could influence, make angry and then make laugh. That his whole family were afflicted with this peculiarity. ELLIOTT LOWE'S BOND HAS NOT BEEN FIXED BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Omaha, Dec. i2.-El-liott l.owe, who was Thursday indicted on a charge of bribery in connection with the appointment of a postmaster at Alma, Neb., presented hint self at the federal building yesterday, but was not arraigned. None of the other per sons indicted Thursday appeared, and war rants will probably be issued for them and given to a deputy United States mar shal for service. MRS ELIZABETH BURNS SUCCUMBS TO CANCER Missoula, Dec. sa.-After a lingering illness of several months duration, Mrs. Elizabeth Burns, wife of James Burns, is dead at her home in Lows addition. Can cer of the bowels was the cause. She was 37 years of age and is survived by her husband, who was working in Vir ginia City at the time of her death, and three daughters. Her parents reside in Canada. JAPANESE DIET DISSOLVED BY ASSOCIAiED PREI' S. Tokio. Dec. 12.-The diet has been disolved. liope has been entertained in official circles that in view of the extraordinary step taken by the lower house l'Thursday in his reply to the speecch fron the throne that the v'te on the reply would be reversed yesterday. 'The allied parties, at meetings held outside the diet, decided that the action taken should not be reversed and the dissolution followed. ATTORNEY MULRONEY BACK Missoula, Dec. a2.-Attorney E. C. Mul roney has returned from Helena, where he prosecuted in the federal court the case of E. A. Walden against the North ern Pacific, which for a second-tile re sulted in a mistrial. lie says the case will be tried again. Fifty-one Deaths Is Total. Butler, Pa., Dec. Ir.-Not a single death from typhoid fever has occurred in Butler during the past 24 hours and but six new cases have been reported. Total number of cases are r,3o6; deaths, 5I. COMMON SALT Is a Very Valuable Medicine and Is Good For Almost Anything. Salt cleanses the palate and furred tongue, and gargle of salt and water is often efficacious. A pinch of salt on the tongue, followed to minutes afterward by a drink of cold water, often cures a sick headache. Salt hardens gums, makes teeth white and sweetens the breath. Cut flowers may be kept fresh by adding salt to the water. Weak ankles should be rubbed with a solution of salt water and alcohol. Rose colds, hay fever and kindred affTections may be much relieved by using fine dry salt, like snuff. Dyspepsia, heartburn and indigestion are relieved by a cup of hot water in which a small spoonful of salt has been melted. Salt and water will sometimes revive an unconscious person when hurt, if brandy or other remedies are not at hand. Hemorrhage from tooth pulling is stopped by filling the mouth with salt and water. Weak and dred eyes are refreshed by bathing with warm water and salt. Pub lic speakers and many noted singers use a wash of salt and water before and after using the voice, as it strengthens the organs of the throat. Salt rubbed into the scalp or occasionally added to the water in washing prevents the hair falling out. Feathers uncurled by damp weather are quickly dried by shaking over a fire in whioh salt has been thrown. Salt al ways should be eaten with nuts, and a dessert fruit salt should he specially made. -Table Talk. VALUE OF WOMEN IN MOROS According to a letter recently received from the Philippines, a white woman is valued at about $80o in the Moro islands. A year or so ago a quartermaster of the American army took his wife with him to Bongoa, and the writer describes how the tall, graceful American woman appeared in the eyes of the shrewd old natives of that seaport. An old Maharajah was especially inter ested. Noticing his attention the governor of Bongoa asked the old fellow what he thought the quartermaster's wife, a Juno esque lady, should be worth in dollars and cents. The toothless old Maharajah took it all quite seriously, looked at the woman in question with much discrimination, pulled at his wisp of a billy-goat beard a mo ment in contemplative silence, and then replied that he thought she was worth about a hundred dollars Mexican, an abnormally large amount, as Moro women seldom average over $40 Mexican apiece. 'Then the Irrepressible governor turned to Mrs. Russell, who is slim and graceful, asking at what the IMaharajah thought she should be valued. Without a moment's hesitation, the old sinner, to' the lady's chagrin and the uproarious amusement of the whole party, appraised her at only $8o ,Mexican.-Loa Angeles Express. As an advertising medium the Inter Mountain leads il 'Montana papers. NON-UNION MEN GET AN INJUNCTION SUPREME COURT ORDER TELLS AN OHIO COMPANY NOT TO 01DI CHARGE ITS MIEN. HAS AGREED TO LET ALL OUT Non-Union Men, Fearing They Will Be Let Go, Have Gone Into Court and Secured an Order. BY ASSOCIATED PRE88. New York, Dec. a.--Following an agreement made with the local stereo typers and electrotypers' unions by the United States Printing comnpany, an Ohio corporation doing business in Brooklyn, that after January i, it will retain only union men in its employ, Judge Marean, in the supreme court, has granted a ten-. porary injunction restraining the company from discharging its non-union employes. An order was issued against the comr pany and the electrotypers and stereo typers directing theml to show cause why the injunction should not lie made per tmanent. The complainants alleged con spiracy to make tihe shop a union concernl. Justice Mareau's decision is sweeping in its provisions and restrains the union from organizing a strike agailist tile company, picketing, boycotting or in any other way interfering with its business. DOYLE CASE IS DISMISSED I'E('IAL. TO 'IiiE IINTIER MOUNTAIN. Hlelena, Dec. t2.-The stpreme court today dismissed the damage suit of Doyle against the city of Iutte, upon motiuon of applellant,. thie case havinig been settled. .Mountain for Sale. The extinct volcano of I'lpocatapetl i on the market for sale. The price asked is $3.oo, ,ooo , and it is estitlle;t dl to con tain untold wealth ill sulphur alone a:nd a generous supply of other valuable ain terial. The crater is over 1,5i feet i, dianmeter and about t..tou deep and is one solid mass of sulphur. The deposit has lieeni estinmated at over I ,l.o.ooo tons. The sull)phur is taken in such qtuantities as to be a source of considerable incomll to the owner, but tile methods followed at present are very crude, and with mud ern machinery it is said that the profit woull be fabulous. The volcano is the property of General Gasper S. Ochoa of tlhe enginlcring corps of the Mexican artly. Years ago, while a student in thile Nationllal Military academy, his engineering mind was directed toward that now smokeless chimney of the earth. lie had read how Cortez detailed a group of his bravest soldiers to ascend the vol. cano and bring sulphLur out of the crater with which to mantuacture gunpowder, needed for the continuation of his war of conquest against the Aztecs. General O)chloa rendered such good ser vice for tile independence of his colnutry during the French invasion that whein h: asked for a concession of the volcano the Mexican governllent gave it to hint as a reward. At present the sulphlur is mined by Iin, i who go down illto tile crater and shovel it into sacks, which are placed on the backs of mules and carried down tht, nountaint side. It has been figtlred that it would cost $8oo,ooo to erect a mlodernl transportation plant to take the sulphur out ini great quantitics.-l hiladelphia Recird. He Dropped the Subject. "Ten thouvand dollars for a dog I" lihe exclaimed as he looked up from his news paper. "Do you believe anyone ever pail any such price, Maria?" "I'm sure I don't know, James," she returned without stopping her needle work even for a moment. "Does the paperbay that mutch was paid?" "Yes. T'here's an article on valuable dogs, and it speaks of one that was sold for $So,ooo. I don't believe it!" "It may be true, James," she said quietly. "Some of those blooded animals bring fancy prices and there's no particular rea son why the paper should lie about it." "I know that, Maria; but just think of itt Just try to grasp the magnitude of that sum in your weak, feminine mind. You don't seem to realize it. Ten thousands dollars for a dog I Why, hang it, Maria, that's more than I am worth I" "I know it, Joseph, but some are worth more than others." She went calmly on with her sewitng, while he fumed and sputtered for a mo ment, and then dropped the subject, es pecially the weak, feminine mind part of it.-Brooklyn Eagle. A Dutch Alarm Clock. In passing through the narrow, crooked little streets of l.eenwardcn I chanced upon a sign that Ield my attention and compelled thought. It read: 0 ------- ---0 1 L. V. D. ZWAAN MIOGllE1N o ------------ '0 \vEKKI: K R o --- -.o o *------ --o This is faultlces I)utch for Morning Waker, and it signifies that L. v. d. 'waant will, for a paltry suns, leave his bel in the frosty hour, of early morning, and putting sweet sleep 1 hind hinm, arouse his slumberous client'. Truly, a worthy callingl Yet, tell me, you who are versed in occult things, who or what, in this somnolent land, wakes the Morgan Wekker ?-Scribner's. Exactly "Of course, there is considerable differ ence between the hotels conducted on'the European plan and those on the Americant plan." "Oh, yes I On the European plan you merely pay for what you want, and-" "And on the American plan you pay for what you don't get."-Philadelphia Ledger. Not Worrying. "Don't you sometimes feel that you owe your country more than you can ever re pay ?" "Why should I worry about that?" sail Senator Sorghum." My country isn't send ing any collectors around,"-Washington Star. A Chalk Higher. ,1 She-Papa says that when coming to see me you must not come in a street car any more. I-Ie--Really! Does he xpecot me to walk all this distance?" She-Of course not. He says all he asks is that you come in a carriage hired by the hour. New York Weekly. Veesels May Land. Cartagena, Dec. z.-- tie Colombia" government has removed the bans against vessels of the republic of Panaaa. r A Remember There mre But Bleven Shopplng Days Before 6hrIetmraK Bargains in Domestles Special Items for Saturday's Selling S - ... . They'll Tell Their Own Story and the Story Will Be Straight 7 and 8c Callcoes for 3c Yard ('hoico of our Ientirt toctlk of 7e iwil 8 e . ii ir.ow, ii light col S oringx, 'T'urkey red, ntvy hil te, hilk and giays, 210 ynrdi lim Iit to enelh (iitAItiier, Itt l yard. ,' _lIOc Outing Flannels for 014c Yard I ý ..-` ()ir retgilzir I0e quality of oiutlg Ilitttinel, ill light lit(( dMurk 111 ` colorings. going todll it ill/ (1I yirn l. 1 I5c Outing Flannels for lOc Yard -. "-( )t.r ri'gtltl r 1 1I ".e 11id 15 e out hug 1hui1'1, in light, ineditul Stld dlu rk eolot'i 'lg ', goilang todildy at It.I ya d. "'Frihit of ti'he Lom" lnd "olhl pe"' Ihieahli'd Ii.,mhroiulerld Iltnnelm, all wool, with I i'-t le n1uadlin1. 10 yards Ihe limit Ito eelh tiustomi'ir, lit signii nwlly tmbroidr(tId illn ilk: 7.;,e yard. lRtguhlnr M.e IhItit.els for 59, yard. Seotch fluniuls, all wool ianid 27 iinches wilde, Iogllhilr $1.00 lunntoels for 7'et yardl. i d(lrk phnidl only. Ihgullar 5,0t vliies t.r lIegular' $1.2.5 Ilnin.ils for 95,'e yadl. 25e yardc. Mloguilr $1.-50) tinittneI fir' $1.:I) 'yard. Fine( wool (,iilh'rhlluwni, '27 iin h .lc %wide' ill (,li' Iigil.h' . ').2. Itlilllnni l for $1.;5 yard. c o lo rin g s. I eg l ,r ' . . v a l l u fo r '' i . . , d . "ht ig i l t,' , *2. .5 t . .iie l, fIi r 1. 9 5 y a rdl . Fino w ,ool ,iht',hdrd wn, :111; inihel's Widh. iii all wilt'. li'guil' :o. vali goig riiiiday and Sit p ilIai colorings. It.'gilii, (6i' vahlins for ~ ,l yarl. ,lilay at 1,. Table Linens, Napkins, Etc Suggestions for Christmas Presents From Notion D!pt. Illen'oh d Irish.atin ,Iu u:Ik 1? l 4ll, 1 'l,,4th.11, two, lo'nh, d Irisl h r.lin ,hidaumask hI.n1b elt h, s.Hze y l'rdI .qullll'', witlh o(,' Ii 1 ,' ..' inll'h nllki s :' IY :1; .v 'hlli, , ,114, n o Io n ill 'hll llllch ilc s to) to atch'h. O() ly $1.51 .t. malh, with i l IrhI l ' a ll 'i , onli l It il V p , s1iot, Ih'ouchI d (('r.I'l n ;1in dnlill h tablºo( h la,. thi, o('nll'V..ulllh ,llli. Inlip, Ihii-', Shll ,ura k, s;.roll, two y11'i,8l 8illii'i', with oils dine llt , 'tt ih h u iiip f'', ivy, I l,,twkl nt ald t.osi de1,. gll -;. P'ric 'om ly kipns to match.i. (,,(,d, d Iu llrle gu nlliti ;t $1.51) $10.0)() Set. and $.s.0O se't. fringld lim it labl elotlh, 2 ylly s Slluarl',, will, lbo h'le llI 'ar .!. ol , s Ihe . h w it h ,I h,,d, > I.I. , rig d nuplHkin4 duze. :,'.. 21 -iteli ,inpkin. to iniih.'l o( oi, t . ,i entl dI.,ign. . Ea llh sot t1l in rf1un.v box. I'rio.(.. I)oulIbh, ho,.,.tilhld all lin.n tbIbl)oh,,hth, , 3 $1.50, $1(l0.01) , $12.50, $1.0,, 1 , $1 7.,11 aiid y1rl' s.lu'r', anlld ie olwn ii I dpkili to iticiteh. $20.00 sit. A gor'I'nill linii , l:heavy mail dtlurale. r'i'e( ()no lino, funio.v (.mblrlhrobl'1r m,..lin .he,,t only $ ,01 Sot . ( I 'wo, Ilillo v,' -aw , 1t1 m11 tvl, h 14o'l11.yl h, oi.l ill h,,Ie A ( finn ,', lu,,'lInen ,t f of 'i, t ,'tll ,rpicelh''('=, se,;o'f-, ld p1 ut tup in a li y 1;1 '1 fol ' Is 1 a'ilait i ll p1i 1'- Iiravi ilotIh , tlltIi', h Ilth , Iiiili ii, tI ts'., 11in , h llt I pses. No h ,tlselki,'1p''r (a- well illo',rd I, I Ito '.. ('lo oy, r'unniKw ,,ce, Sl:n..hl,.I, 'rlem .p,, 1,,tif, withliut tlhim . l'.ri.. $:1.2 ., $:.7:1, $1.0t), llt ,li lu,, 'Irl n rill', , 1 ti Ii :,- , l ih.t alu l Irilh $1..1, .) $5., $1;.0 ml l $7.,0 sI. htunl I brtliIr., li hit ns i t all Ilri.,,. Hosiery and Glove Bargains Extreme Novelties for the Extremeties Soo novelhuis in hosiery a 4l . olv, l.lls a114l host, .ull,,rlo c, ,.kw.:Il', Iugs n d v ilings, h] lllk rllcl' .hJl' III I 'and Jl,,lln I, ,'ck m n, llll; 111 'l hl al lli l nis. NMaly' a 111ii' i cit I , ilt l.i',Il \t lln it ',,I t.o' , i'lt hig' a ll11 I,.rs nt f fi li' h ' If hIi li ly fr'ienll . R ill gllv%'s hay,, it u n alul are a.lwa.,ys . ,'1n,lb,, bi, hol .' Iny m . Inllkw\V 11h, ii/, i l' C',olor Iºr'e f',rroI, hlin. we ia-'n a Glove Certificate T hat ('wll(h.ihs i e h' ,,lh r I,, .11 1'I .,. t 1,,111 ,,," ((r,,o '. 1,l1 11. f gr,,I ' . .hf l .. c nlt'' linii. I,, the li u 11),lll nlll li;1111'l fill c(' tirl ientll . Stock @ollars at 25e Wool Mittens, Etc. For Boys and Girls i'lnen and lawn .ollars, in cl. Wtmº'llllnli'. bhys' alll girls' wool I(havy, ribbed at er' wool ored effeorts, slightly Holed,. Val.e i nitclns, goaidl, heavy iquiilty, dobie ot liotlug, withl double .clo. and to $1.50 for 25.' eaclh. wool. 25a values for 19c falllshioned fIcot. Wolliiln'sl o extra heali'vy Ilui('k wool 35c values for 25e WomeCn's H 'osiery illi t'lln, with high wrisiH. laoys' aniid girls' Hil, Inlou'kl wool Ings, fast blaok, hull fItiihtlonct, wil ( w35e values for 25ce ie klligi, 2 1 rib, good weinlog; dlutlublo soles. If yllo ' alni girIl ' blilck wool i it.- G.0e vallllit for 35: llI r', or 35c values for 25c Itlo, gotod, heavy qiality, with 3 palrs for $1.00 Women' fin lF'riellch wool ('ash. fullany Imlks. 35c and 50c pair ll1yso' and girls' light and moro stockings with double sxles Womin's doubllio wool miltn.l1H, heavy weightI cashllmnre wool and fashloned logs, Irench i lnrliine, Pini tand f'aUny Iack(I, It1e., hligKl stock(ingl , dolblo ll ol , hloels heels and toes. tegular iuc gqaliay. wrist 35c, 3Oc and 75c pair and kne'lo. Vailut( to 75'. Only 3pairs for $1.00 W.omn's and clhlldr'n'x wiiter 45 pair. Women's fine P'rnch and cor- gloves ini white and gray. Belts man cashmere stonlcings, tic(' quad- 25e values for 15e palr T'ho altonmobll loatlher belts, lty, plain and ribbed, with double Women's wool golf gloves, with with thoe low cruslh (ff'ects In solos. Values to $1.00. funt'y backs. black, rod, blue and tanll. Prlce Only 215e pair 35c, 50e and 75e pair Only BSc each FALSE TEETH INSIDE HIM Removed From Man's Stomach After Two Delicate Operations. Dr. Roswell l'ark, of Iulftalo, wro at tended President McKinley on his ideath bed, has successfully performed an opera tio on 1Fredecirk C. Siuith, of this city, ifr the renloval of two false teeth from his stomlach. Two attempts were meade to get the teeth. The first operation was per formed yesterday, and was unisuccessful. The seconld operation was performed to day, just as soon as the patient had ral lied sufficiently from the shock of the lirst opelration to statnd it. Mr. Smith is young and vigorous. lie is a yardniaster of the L.ehigh Valley rail road in this city. On Frilday night, dur ing a fit of cougghing, lie swallowecd a plate containing two false teeth. The teeth first lodiged in the esophagus and did not cause much distress. Mr. Smith felt his predica mient so keenly that lie would not tell his co-laborers what his trouble was, but lie soon left work and consulted )Dr. (). E. McCarthy, of this city. That physician advised him to go to Buffalo for an opera tion. I)r. Park made an examiniation and ad vised an operation at once. It was per formed at the BIuffalo general hospital, but it was not successful, as it was found that the teeth had passed down into the stomach. Dr. Park advised the patient of the seriousness of an operation to re move the teeth, and Smith at once con sented to take the chances, as there seemed no other way of obtaining relief. Mr. Smith was made as comfortable as possible in the hospital and a second opera tion was performed today. 'a e X-ray was used to locate the teeth. The stomach was then cut open and the foreign matter removed. Mr. Smith is doing well. Niagara Falls (N. Y.) Correspondent New York Herald. To Proteot Sailors. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Washington, Dee. 1a.-Senator Hoar yesterday introduced a bill, providing that clotiltig (f sem'nen h11al be exemipt front attacltilent and making it a misdelmeanor for any perlonll to detainl such clothing when demlandled by lth owner. For Parcels Post. Ily An', Ao IIll. I'SS. Washilngton, I ec. It . tepresenatllive Hearst of New York introllucld a bill in . houseI to establish a parcels post. It p idtis for the clasiticatiojn of mail mat i di ning the kijnd that shall be carried in thc'ditterent clai cs. y ' - Bonier Held. 'I t fl' o Y A tol t IAl Il a n' ., ff'alo, N. Y., D)ec. zs.---(Charles 0o nier, 71 year.s old, was held on the charge of having mlurdereld iFranz and Jolalnna Frehre, the aged couple wh.ose mtlutilaled )bodits were founlldl Il I)cecenlJbr 3, buried in their own yard. Her Cultivated Taste. "Ilow is your daughter gettini on with her lmsic ?" "Very well," answered Mr. ('umrox. "She ihas got alongll so far that when I ask her to play anlytling 1 like she looks Ilaughty and says, "The idea."--\Vasling ton Star. POSTAL SERVICE, EDUCATOR Mistaken Economy When Applied to This Department of Government. [Chicago Chronicle.] An official Washington report states that for three years past the postoflice depart ment would have been self-supporting but for the increase in rural free delivery ap propriations. It is well for the country, then, that the postoffice department was not self-sus taining. While profligate waste of public money is to ble condemned under all cir cumstances, there is a species of frugal and provident investment upon which instant and direct returns are impossible. Such an investment is the postal system of a free people. Everytbinu that eliminates distance in the world is a civilizer. Personal contact of nations has brokenl own the barriers tlhat held them apart and instigated and prolonged wars. 'IIe( intimate intercourse of a civilized ieople is, a leveler uip. It abolishes caste andi bigotry, diffuses knowledge and pro tnI l( good fellowship, always assumIIing that virtue thus gains iniluenlce over vice and industry over idllet .. The educat'ional intlhence of a good pos. tat system, internatinal. and domestic, partakes of the advantages of travel. It brings to the knowl'edge of many a large prolportion of the goodl thi;ngs of the world which otherwise they would either have to travel to bec)ime familiar with or of which they would he left in ignorance. Were there no olther rea:sons thani the mnoral and aesthetic onlls a liberal postal systr t findls in these :a, adequate justili cation. The dlefect in the Armerican postal syij temn is the ildeqtuacy of its local service. In this respect the American system is inferior to the postal system of most of tile ,1ur1opeanl coulntries. It is an incon sistency in our national rank in the world that a people who read more than any other ill proportion to population and who write more letters than any other should not have the most ctiiciect postal system inl the world. 8ons of Men. [PPhiladelphia Record.] Mr. Carnegie is very sorry for rich men's sons, and it is true enough that many of them do not prove eminently use ful citizens; 'but the young Goulds and tile young Vanderbilts, and a good many other rich young fellows, are applylng themselves closely to business. And then, while Mr. Carnegie began poor and will have to work overtime in giving away money in order to avoid the disgrace of dying rich, yet millions of poor men's sons, and many of them Scotch at that, do not develop into captains of industry or kings of finance. The greater part of them never get any farther than their parents did.