Newspaper Page Text
Hard-Working Newspaper Men.
Mark Twain once said that his av erage dally output of writing, when he works. Is 1,800 words a day. That Is about the average day's work of the newspaper writer on a large daily paper, day in and day out, seven days a week. In the course of a year this amounts to 657,000 words. The or dinary novel contains 100.000 words. The newspaper man writes enough to make a novel of the best selling type every two months, with plenty left over at the end of the year to make another book of very respectable size. Let us suppose he works at the busi ness forty years: he has written 26- 280,000 words, or 240 books Not even Mrs. E. D. E. N. Soulhworth could beat that, and yet there are those who Imagine that journalism la an easy Job. —Portland Oregonian. Russian Salt-Mine Workers. A very large number of Russian peasants find employment in the salt mines. Their working day is seldom less than sixteen hours, and In some rases It lasts for twenty-one hours, three hours being taken at Intervals for sleep and meals. Rojestvensky's Pessimism. The Russian naval commander. Ad miral Rojestyenaky, has always been looked upon by his friends as one of the most pessimistic men in the navy. His morbid feelings were exhibited In some versa written by him In the al bum of an English girl. at her request He selected the well-known little French poem. "I-a Vie est Breve,” and wrote this paragraph of It: Ist rle est hele, Un peu de fete. Un peu d'ernul, El pula—bonne cult "IJfe Is stupid. A little payely, a tittle weariness, and then—good night” The Repeater. In discussing at a dinner the voting fraud of Philadelphia, J. 0 Gordon, the Mayor's counsel, told a story of a repealer. "Ho was an Ignorant chap, thla repeater," aald Judge Gordon. "Ho bad the stolid and unmoved look of an animal. "When they arrested him ho asked what crime lay at his door. * 'Vou are charged,' said the polio*- man. 'with having voted twice ’ "'Charged, am IT' muttered the pris oner. That's odd. I expected to b* nald for It.'" "I THANK THE LORD!" cried Hannah Plant of Little Kook- Ark.,‘‘for the relief I (fol from Buck, lea's Arnica Salve. It cured nit fear Wilson. Turner & Co Proprietors Home Cooking Exchange J AND CHILE PARLOR Our Cooking will please you First Class Service 1119 Eighteenth Street. the: statesman, Denver, Colorado fill running’ sores which nothing else pould heal and from which I suffered for five years.” It is a marvelous healer for cuts, burns and wounds. Guaranteed at Jas Hullinger k Co's , drug store, 23d and Larimer St. 2oc. Of Course You Want THE SHORT LINE When going to Colorado Springs Pueblo, Cripple Creek or to Texas then take the Colorado & Southern' Its not only the Short Line but offers superior service to these points. All trains fast and punctual LOCOMOTIVE IN THE GAME. Baseball Story Told So Many Times Maryland Believes It. In the baseball annals of Texai. Baltimore county, is an incident which, whether an actual occurrence or not, ha c been repeated so often that It Is invested with a force of fact On a hot Fourth of July back in the 80s, when the catcher held hli position behind the bat without mask, and the pitcher knew of no curve or toe plate, there was a game of ball be tween the Texas Sluggers and the Hoodlum Little Potatoes. But Hard to Peel. The Sluggers bad got In some good slick work early in the game, and the visitors were just feeling the big Texas pitcher. It was the fifth inning and (he Little Potatoes had two men on the base*, one on second and the other on first, when one of their home run bitten, who had been asleep up until the moment, struck the ball It cleared the entire field, and would have fallen on the railroad track, but Just at that moment a train came along and the ball disappeared In the smokestack of the engine. The train was going at a lively speed up grade, and the force of the puffs ejected the ball. The momen- 1 turn of the train carried it until it fell | Into the third baseman's hands, and a double play was the result. After much kicking from the Little Potatoes as to whether the play was fair, the side was retired, as the double play made three hands out,— Baltimore Sun. Tendency of Fish to Decompose. Fish, because of Us tendency rapid ly to decompose. ho'da a peculiar post tlon among foods. In England It ii the subject of a special act of Tarlla ment. So long ago ns 1698 men knew the evil constqucncca resulting from eating mackerel of uncertain post mortem ago. So they passed an act providing that except during the hours of divine sen ice this flsh could be sold on Sunday. That act has never been repealed. LADIES! For STYLE and QUALITY our dis- , play of Fall and Winter Millinery and Furs is unrivaled. We delight to show our stock and will make you such prices as render every sale a bargain. THE HOWLAND MILLINERY CO. Opposite Dauiels ami Fisher Stiss M. COWDEN. v-~ — Cutting Curling - All Hair Work made to order. Hair ißflSfcs Tonics. Scalp Treatments. Manlcur- Ing; Stage Wigs for rent for theat- , ' 1 rlcal use or mask bans. Cheapest switches, HO cents. Goods delivered THE NEW DANCING ACADEMY open every Thursday night from 7:30 to 10:30 for instruction. From 10:30 to 12:30 for social dances. Admission 25 cents. R. Phynix, Manager. MANITOU HALL, 1545 CHAMPA ST. For rent Mandays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fri days for $l5. Call Thursday evening. IJ. Plerpont Organ I “YER CAN'T TRAVEL IN MY 15AC1ETY NOV MIKE CAUSE I'SWOTA AUTOBEELE Alii | SMOKES BAXTERS BULLHCAD CIGARS?