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j-np 'W-?--7ifr-)ej5(eij-y1jc t-ywyy c" jiiyy i( s, THE WASHINGTON HERALD. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22. 1911. THE WASHINGTON HERALD 8 PeUuha very Morainj; in tha Year by THE WASHINGTON HERALD COMPANY. PUBLICATION OHIM! 1822 NEW YORK AVENUE N W. Entered at the poKOc at WuUogtoo. D. a. n ftami-ciutm null matter Telephone Main 3300 (Pfivnc Branch Exchange ) I 60B&CBIPT10N KATES BT CAKRIEB: Oallj and 6aDdT I" month Dally and Sunday W- per Tew Daily, without Sunday SS eenU ikx month SUBSCRIPTION BATE8 BT MAIL: Dally and Sunday ot per month Dully and 6ondiy W-SU Per J' Duly, without hundiy JS cent, per month Dally, without SnDUy P" J Bund.y. without daily . per year Ko attention will be paid to anonymous contributions, and no communications to the editor will be printed except oier the name of the writer. Manuscripts offered for publication will be returned if unavailable, but stamps should be sent with the manuscript for that purpose All communications intended for this newspaper whether for the daily or the Sunday issue, should be addressed to THE WASIIIVGTOV IIEIiiLD New lork Itepn-ontaUTe. J. a WILBEKDINc! SI K 1AL AOLNCV. Brunswick Building. Chiraeo Itej rc-nutue. A It LhATOR. Mar Q lette Bull 1 i i. FHII"i SEPTEMBER 22. 1911 Defeat of Reciprocity. The verdut ot Canada has been reg istered against reciprocity with the United Mates Tht ri is in for the dclcat ot the agreement i- not difficult to understand Fnm the vcrv beginning of the cam paign iht i pp menu ot rcciproutv ap pealed directh to Canadian patriotism -nd prtj'idiLi L Inmate annexation and the saenr-tc t Canadian independence win jr choice' bpeaktr Clark's im v lrnnted assertion that reciprocit was the eiiK iii widgc lor annexation be Cumt a weapon m the hands ot the Uon servativc which had all the liarpnesa cf a two-ede;ed sword Ltteranceb bv President 1 it were given an ulterior aii 1 lm-ur niianing absolutih loreign ti t e I'rt dent s mind, and ch irges that 0 pimtr ial interests m this countrv ur di n nig large sums of nioncv 1 r t'le piirx e ot purchasing the clec ti n l un 1 credence, dc-pite the fact na si !t intiatinii was s.idh lacking Dunm, the i unjiaign the merits ot the questi ii wire almost entirely ignored Instiiu, tlu minds of the Canadian te r- wen h'led with suspicion ana d bt J he honcstv and unselfishness el tic hi tnes of the Lmted States Wire attacked, and when an appeal i n ade t) n itional pride there can be tiiiv rrie rt spun si The Canadians were naturallv uir to demonstrate their i v i ilitir oi ntrv The lctt t of rcctprocitv must neces sarily be i stnoiis personal disappoint ment to Prudent Taft The scheme of t'ie agreement was his initiative He assemble 1 C ongress in cxtraordmarv tssi n secure us adoption He ,ab red ln-i-untlv m its bchah, and wilinj, a 1 1 pud the Dimocntic sup f rt without which the agreement would have been defeated Now, how ever, his efforts have comt to mught The reciprocal relations which we Jaid at the lect (I Canada lnve been spurned Tin Ik ni fits to this countrv and to Camda which the President so eloqueitlv ponraved are not to be en joved Along the iio-thern bonier, vvnere reciprocitv has been Mewed as a! menace, tVre will be rejoicing over the i result 1 he men m the Senate and House wn ) reimined loyal to their con stant n and dtclmed to follow tlu Presidents lnd will feel that they have been vindica ed And vet, after all, it is unfo'tunate that the agree n cm was not allowed tr go into cffeit It promised much tor both countries an I it is a pitv that as a political issue in Canada it became involved in a bitter cmtroversv which prevented it iron being considered in a .sane and 'cnwis imnncr The time mav vet conic when Canada will view the questi n in a different light The Mimlartl 1)11 Compin denies that It lluanr.d the revolt in Mexico Thero have letn t m main troubled waters in this coun'rv Defending His Vetoes. President Tait, in his speech at Grand Rapids ve erchv. once more declared hunsili tunltcnhlv opposed to a re Msion f the tariff except upon infor mation secured through the tariff board and he again criticised the Democrats and insurgent Republicans whose votes passed the revision bills through the last Congress Having taken his posi tion, the President is naturalh emphatic "I will not alter raj policv," he sajs, "though political dtftat stare me m the face" Mr Taft advanced a new position when he declartd that in appointing a tariff board he was guided bv appeals in the Republican platforms of Ohio, Wisconsin, New York, Iowa, and Kan sas for "a scientific investigation of the tariff by a permanent body and upon whose researches and data future re visions should be based " It is hardly to be presumed, however, in making this assertion, that the President intended to convey the idea that the tariff board was a purely Republican institution, called into being in rcsponsq to a politi cal platform His purpose was rather to assure his Republican hearers that his action was to be accepted as thoroughly in line with Republican doctrine With assurances that he really fa vors lower duties, the President asks the country to wait and be content In the meantime, he points out that this re vision downward can be accomplished if tie American manufacturcrswill themselves reduce the cost of produc tion His ievvs are thus expressed: "I am in favor of the reduction of the tariff wherever it can be done and still give a living measure of protection to those industries of the country that need it. But I insist that we have reached now a point in the history of tariff making when every one ought to realize that the tariff should not be changed and business disturbed except upon information which shall enable us to pass bills that will disturb it least Our whole business svstem rests upon the protective tariff basis The real hope of men who are in favor of lower intr duties is to pursue the policy of securing accurate lnlormation to Keep the tariff rates down as low as possible consistent with the life of the business protected -The natcral operation of the tariff under those conditions and Ameri can ingenuity is to continue to reduce the cost of production, and tnat in itself will secure, if we adhere to the policv, a reduction of the tariff rates from time to time." The President goes still further He will interpose lus constitutional privilege against an; measure which cuts the tariff "with blacksmith's tools," and he proposes to secure tariff reduction "in accordance with the principles of the Republican platform, and on informa tion accurate and impartial " It is to be regretted that the President should have emphasized the principles of the Republican platform It makes tariff revision a purelj poltHcal matter, whereas it was hoped that the question would be treated from an economic and not from a partisan point of Mew Prof Willis jToore sajs Dr Cook was Kiven tho benefit of all doubts, but the doctor seems to consider them doubtful benefits Trust Busting. There is much activity in trust bust ing The law has just been invoked against the kindling wood trust, a com bination which had hitherto managed to escape public notice Officials ot the Lmted Shoe Machincrv Compin hav been indicted in Massachusetts' In Delaware the powder trust Ins been sued b a rival companv, which charges conspiracy in restraint of tndc, and the harvester trust is soon to be sued by the government In addition to all these cacs, the Attornev General is rcidv to proceed against the steel trut. unless that corporation- m the meantime ac complishes its own dissolution, which scenis at present to be its purpose Xaturallv, these disturbances m busi ness affect the market Speculators take advantage of the uncisiness and unccr- taintv to hammer down prices, and even legitimate holders of the securities are anxious as to the final outcome It is evident that these conditions will pre vail for some time Corporations which hive existed and are still existing in violation of law must adjust themselves to a legal basis, or accept the conse qtiences It will take months for this reorganization to be affected, and even then no one can definitely predict what the result will be. Surelv no one can charge the present administration with laxitv in tne mat ter of attacking the trusts The w'ork is being done so thoroughlj that no one can tell where the lightning next will strike The Southern Commercial Congress does not ngreo with the President as to the value of the findings of the tariff board All's Well that Ends Well! The children of Mount Pleasant, who were facing the alternative of plaving during the approaching fall and winter out m the streets or not at all. have betn provided with the necessarj ground through the gcncrositv of a citizen The gymnastic paraphernalia now under the trees at Fourteenth street and Columbia road will not have to be put in storage, but will be removed to a similar plot a few squares to the north, in almost as accessible a location The Plav ground Association and the children of the vicmitj, are to be felici tated upon the satisfactorv outcome of a troublesome situation The agent of the propertv which had been m use for nnn months without cost, finding that a continued public use of the plot would interfere with its successful disposal, cannot be criticised for safe-guarding the interests of the owners, who are naturallj anxious to sell The outcome is a pleasing one, and the present condition, no doubt, will be continued until such time as Congress shall provide a permanent plaj ground for that section Aviators who are In a hurry to Cross the continent should go afoot Washington's First Apple Show. There are in Washington few peo ple, comparative, who realize the won derful progress made of late jears :n fruit growing with particular reference to apples in the States adjacent to the District, mz Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersej. Apples from the Hood River Valley, in Oregon, and those from Washington State are famous the world ovtr, but to-day the East has come into its own with respect to apple-growing, and fruit grown in this section commands the highest price m the market The apple show which is to be held in this city from November 27 to De cember 2, inclusive, will possess, there fore, more than- usual importance. Ex hibitors from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and New Jersey will attend, and the generous prizes of fered will secure a most complete and attractive display. President Taft will be invited to open the exhibit, and Dr. Wiley and others whose, interest in pure foods is well knqwn will participate, in the programme. For 4hese and other reasons the management has made no mistake "inselectinB "Washington as the city in which tp present the products of the orchards The population at that time will include people from all parts of the United States, and they will certainly be attracted by an exhibit of perfectly grown and deliciously flavored fruit The apples grown on the Pacific Slope are splendid in size and beautiful in color Those from the orchards of the Virginias and Jfaryland which have been brought to a high state of culti vtion by the use of modern methods and the exercise of care and attention are equally as fine in size and as lovely to look, upon The apples grown in these States also possess a flavor all their own a flavor delicious to the palate and one that those of Washington and Ore gon will never have. This, the experts say, is due to the fact that the Virginia and Maryland apples are grown on nat ural soil, the whole nutriment of which is thrown into the tree, while the land that sells in Washington and Oregon for $2,oco and ?3,ooo an acre is artifi cially irrigated This fact has been proven by com parison, and will be demonstrated con clusively when Washington has its first apple show We are willing enouph to annex all tho Canadians who come across Philadelphia's otlnir list Is said to bo unjsuillj larpe Have any additional mortuarj lists been discovered' Because Secretary Wilson Is associating with the brewers, some people fre as mad as hops Gov Harmon has learned that a crip pled motor boat Is as difficult to manage as the ship of state In a suit filed aealnst It at Trenton the powder trust is plven o.uite a blowing up. At Cleveland, Ohio, sonu- women strlk ers captured i guard and painted his face and hair a bright green After that ho presented i striking appearance At the present rate of progre-s the Camorrlsts maj suffer life imprisonment before their trials are over At Wltslka. Ill, the are emplovlng an airship to c-iteh criminals The criminals there must be earning on high In a California prison two men under sentence of death had n licht In 'which one killed the other The general result will not be affected The 'Calendar Girl." bv being divorced and reman led. Is demonstrating that sho Is up to date The reciprocity question In Canada stirred up pltnty of reciprocal anlmos Itj Mr Rrvan has raised a large crop of onions That oui,ht to make his enemies weep VA LITTLE NONSENSE. sKPlEMIIEIt SO.VO. The fieHs are brown, the leaves sift down The care-free quail are ga , They take the wing tho while I sing M russet roundela The apples red hang overhead. The crops are great, they saj It is p. time for autumn rhjme And russet roundelaj. The shredded wheat looks very neat In windrows stacked away The grapes are ripe, and so I pip My russet roundlav Uncle Ienn-wle nm Of the making of books thero Is no end, even with white paper as high as It Is The AV11 Ited Man. "Why has Wombat so much to say about the treachery of the Indians He could hardly have been West In the old Indian-lighting dijs ' "Of course not lies too joung It seems an Indian stung him In a real estate deal " Mnkintc n MnKnxliic ' We have nothing for a frontispiece this month ' "Run a blank page, with a fl speck near the top, and label It tho latest aero plane " In l'all. Tho nuts are swiftly dropping, The leaves aro turning red. And coal and Christmas shopping Are looming up ahead For re Stnrtcr. "Mr Tltewadd, can't I get jou Inter ested in settlement work'' "Why, jou might What do jou want me to do ' "Settle this little bill you owe Shears, the tailor " , As to n Friend. He s too Irascible " "I know He says things that he doesn't really mean Ho got mad at me once and called mo a poet " Somewhat Unainal. "Peculiar chap, very His wifo boss In his hojse " "What's peculiar about that" "He admits It" Here's Economy. Fgn the Kansas City Journal ' An Anthony paper tells of a clergjman who received th s note asking him to perform a marriage ceiemonj . ' This Is to give jou notls that I and Mis Jemima Arabella Brearly Is coming to jour church on Saturday afternoon next to undergc the operation of matrimony at our hands Phase be prompt as the cab Is hired by the hour." 3Iore, Injured Than the State. Prom the Clrrcland Plain Drain. A drunken man shoots a Kentucky girt The courts let him dtt. with a payment of $10,000 to the girl and $500 to the State. "Which Indicates that In Kentucky tho Individual Is twenty times more Injured than, the State when the laws are broken. v HI Affliction. From tho Christian RrxiMtr. A teacher had told a class of Juvenile pupils that Milton, the poet, was blind. The next day sie asked If any of them could remember what Milton's great af fliction was. "Tes'm." replied one little fellow; "ho -waa a poet." Lends to 'hlte Ionae. Fnm the Baltimore Star ) There's little danger on starting a 13.000- tnlle trip -on a Friday, when It lead di rectly to the "White House. THE AS OTHERS SEE IT. Frtim the Halnmor hun. Is AmbHtsador L-l-hman to bo tho Re publican uriKcI next ear From the It italo kirrfe 'The first man to propoo bv wlrtless" may bo the firt to be dtiorn-d b aero plane lrom tho nwton Hcral!. President Taft will discuss divorce on his Western trip Perhaps thut ot the two branches of his part Frn the Chicago New. Mr Cannon gav- up golf after discov ering that It Is a game where three of a Kind do not beat two pairs From Country Home anl ainsv Every man makes the mlstako of thinking he can fool his wife as easily as ho used to fool his mother From the Norflk V trsinian Pilot. How curious It is that each chorus girl who elopes with a millionaire s son ' comes of a fine, old Virginia famlb ' ' From the Binrirfcham Nei President Taft's tour of tho Wet em braces 13.0u0 miles Put bj going this way he hopes to get b iek to the VA hlto House In 1912 From the Sashnlle Tmncsxan. President Taft avs ho is going West to tell folks Just how things aro run In Washington That ought to defeat any candldato who ever lived rrom the Cincinnati Times-Star Cincinnati Is to put about a million and a quarter Into a new baseball grand stand This does not Indicate fear of an early diminution of the baseball fever. From tho Crieaso Kronrvl Herald. Champ Clark thinks there are not enough politicians In this country Champ will have difficult In making anj ono who has public ofllres to distribute be lieve that Frrm the Baltimore Star Senator Cummins ' friendly feeling" for tho President Ilnds expression in eight alleged reasons for his opposing him When such friends sail into view it's tlmo to get out the Hfe-pre servers From the Omaha Bee Onu woujd hato to think that a de crease In American rovaltles on his bonds had anything to do with Rud jard Kipling s attack on the United States In his antl-redproelty -outcry From the Houston Poit, When the pharmaceutists assemble In Houston, the latter part of this month, some Important data will likely be se cured upon which to base a report to Doc Wiley upon what is a mint Julep. Jjl nt 11 Cent Each. From the New ork American. The United States commlsary exhibit will serve to show the economical meth ods by whi-h foods aro purchased and distributed In the army, as well as the nature of tho foods sun lied for tlle army messes Through the scientific system of pur chasing and preparing foods In the army, the soldiers are fed on excellent rations at a cost of less than 11 cents a meal lach Among tho State exhibits that of the New York department of weights and measures promises to be exceptionally interesting Aeroplanes and llnslinnds. From the St Louij Tact Dispatch. A French heiress, recently divorced, de clares that sho prefers an aeroplano to a husband, Neither is good when there is a falling out A Merry Social "War. From the Kaaui City Star The new Mrs. John Jacob Astor's troubles have only begun Sho must still combat the former Mrs Astor for tho New1 York social leadership Ilobson'a Asleep. From the Clereland riala Dealer Germany triumphs again Tho other day she succeeded in mobilizing some troops on -the French border without waking Richmond Pearson Hbbson out of his temporrry nap. Aviation Cocktail. . From the CbJcjeq IlecoM Herald. . Somebody- has Invented an "aviation cocktail," but the aviation 5-cnt dear U slow in appearing; "". BONE OF CONTENTION. CURIOUS BITS OF HISTORY. H, V. W. MC1. r'GMsr SYMPATHY FOR AMERICA The sentiment In England against Amerlra during the Rev olutionary war was not unani mous bv any means If a popu lar voto had been taken It Is likely that a majority would hnve been found favoring tho Amerlr-an sid- On lune 2U 177K. the lord mavor nnd aldermen of London adopted an Address, remonstrance and petition" to tho King expressing their ab horrence of the tvrannlcal meas ures pursued against their fellow-subjects in American, and asking him to dismiss his min isters and counselors who were responsible for sUrh an unright- ous nr Helng notified of this the King signified his willingness to receive the petition at his next levee, or public reception The lord mayor and aldermen refused to present It except when he was sitting on his throne Ho replied that ho would receive any kind of a petition, hut ho must be tho Judge as to where Roth sides were stubborn, and the pe tition was never officially pre sented They took care, however, that a copy of It was presented to the King In prlvato (Copjncht. 1911 by Joseph It Bcnrln.) KInK George's lion Mot. From the Iiwlon VI. V P The King dearly Ipves a Joke The agent of a burglary Insurance firm ih sured for his majesty a lot of valuable tapestries, plate, and pictures In his elation he asked if he might announce this fact Hut his majesty smiled, shook his head, and replied 'Well, on the whole. I think you had better not. My subjects might feel offended if they thought I entertained any suspicion of Better Arcne Tlinn Protest. From the Florida Tlmcs-Lnlon The governors will argue before the Supreme Court instead of protesting This Is proper The court sits to hear argu ments Mrenuons Sports. From the Nahrille Tennrwean. Andrew Carnegie hasn t announced jet whether pugilism and football will have any space in the peace Journal ho is to establish ot Ensjr to Convert. From the Atlanta Constitution. "Mr Bryan, Evangelist," Is a news paper headline But It is doubtful if his sermons will ever convert the hardy heathen of the party Uncle Walt Says To-day: I do not care a tinker's cuss about those vital things concern ing which the statesmen fuss and crow and flap their wings. I saw my little pile of wood, and pay up as I irlE VITAL gof an(j au the world's serene and gcod and ISSUES am sv woe- H men would cease to fret so hard o'er public ills and crimes, and tinker round their own back yard, they'd have much better times. It is a narrow, selfish view of course, that's understood but folks who're always in a stew don't seem to do much good. I 'think that I do just "as much to help the world along when I mow weeds and sing a Dutch or Alpine jodling song. I do as much when I produce my little roll of bills, and pay the milkman for his juice, the druggist for his pills. I've often noticed that the men who paw the air and bawl, are slow t digging up the jen when bill col Iectorsi call. I'll let the nation go its gait, I'll simply let it slide; I couldn't keep the blamed thing straight, no odds how hard I tried; I'll let the statesmen blow the foam from lips that never rest, and I'll just tinker round at home, and do my little best.. (CopjirUht IMl, br Ccs JUtthew Adxma.) WALT MaSON. MISDIRECTED ENTERPRISE. Counterfeiters x. ho Would Make More li tegltlinnte "Work. From the New Vrk Mall Perhaps the most striking instances of misdirected enterprise to be found anvw hero occur among persons en gaged in criminal pursuits Note, for example, the caso of a foreigner who -, .e-enciy urre-neci tor maicinK bogus one-cent pieces His plant was seized and it was found that with the museum by Alexander Randall. Esq" facilities ntt his command he could not I Tho chair Is remarkable bv reason of turn out more than seventy -five of the. I Its verv low seat, the legs being quito counterfeit coins in a day. As he wan itwo Inches shorter than the usual length an able-bodied man he probably would! " U"1"1 ve?ul- ?1,n a "PnK " . . . , . .. ..ilar back also of cane No doubt It nave naa no irouoie m earning i -a or $1 30 a day In some honest occupa- tlon But here is an Instance still more remarkable In going over a lot of gold coin received at the New Orleans subtreasury' a few days ago the clerks discovered a counterfeit $5 piece It was put aside and a subsequent test showed that the coin was made of pure platinum covered with a thin plating of gold Evidently the counterfeiter who fashioned it never dreamed that the platinum in it was worth more than the gold coin it was made to repre sent GRAVE DIGGERS IN UNIFORM. Cincinnati Sets Cimtoni nt SnKKei tlon of Its Archbishop. From the Cincinnati Fnrjulrer Officials j,rave diggers ln the St Jo seph Cemetary of this city, one of the largest of the local "cities of the dead." In the future are to perform their duties clad in full uniform of a striking pattern Acting on the advice of Archbishop Moeller. officers of the cemetery assocla- tlon have purchared six uniforms with which the men regularly employed to as- slsl in the last sad rites to equip them- selves The nrchlblshop. It was said to-day, suggested the plan as being In accord with the dignity of such solemn occa sions and in unison with the usages of modern society Mnklntr Ever) thing; Count. From Ideas, A Highland gentleman on the point -Otj starting for America left his purse, con taining 100, at the railway station On his return, some tlmo afterward, the purse was brought to him by a clerk of the romn.inv. whn exnpetpd n tin The laird took tho purse and counted the money, and then looked inquiringly nt the clerk, who exclaimed ln astonish ment "Isn't It right, sir" "Richt' No" was the quick response. "Where's the interest' ' Caruso's 100-Itoom Villa. From the Chicago Record Herald. Caruso has a villa with 100 rooms in a suburb of Florence. It appears that he is unable to get rid of his throat trcle ln any of them. FOREIGN GOSSIP OF INTEREST Ono of the most famous hotels in EngH land, the Star and Garter, at Richmond, has been sold under the hammer, thus, bringing to a close the career of a hos telry with most romantic and historical associations, which has been the favored resort of London high life for about two centuries In 1S70 a big conflagration nearly destroyed the historic inn. but It was rebuilt, as the gilded youth of the metropolis did not relish the Idea of losing-Its pleasant rendezvous, which found mention in so many episodes in the life of the smart set Many have been the royalties even who have made that hotel a temporary home. They Include Napoleon III. King Victor 1 Emmanuel I, Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, Empress Elizabeth of Austria, and the French prince imperial Louis Philippe and his Queen. Marie Amelia, stopped there for months at a time, and were visited at the hotel by Queen Vic toria and tho Princo Consort Countess Ros-uind of Carlisle has sold to the trustees of the British National Gallery, for 40.0o0 and the personal tax on the picture for the current fiscal year, the famous "Adoration of tho Kings." by Jan Gossaert. of Mabuse, known as 'Castle Howard Mabuse ' It was a very generous offer which the countess has made to the nation, for the price paid is much below the market value of the fa mous painting The National Art Collec tion Fund contributed 10,000, tre board of the National Gallery 15,000, and the government advaneed the remaining 15. 0CO to complete the mucn-destred pur chase The picture has been placed on exhibition In room 11 of the National Gal lery This celebrated picture was painted about the year 1500 for the Abbey of Grammont. in East Flanders Some two centuries later It passed into the collec tion of Prince Charles of Lorraine, then governor general of the Netherlands It next came Into possession of the fifth Earl of Carlisle, at Castle Howard, about 100 years ago It measures seven by six feet. and. in addition to the principal personages, contains about twenty inj ures of men and angels Among an accumulation of old draw ings and prints at Maldstono Museum, in England, which were gone over for the purpose of rearrangement, a rare pencil portrait was unearthed the other day, Capt Marry atts sketch of Na poleon I It was found in a portfolio without any kind of label or Inscription that might 'cad to the discovery of how it came into the museum Thero Is no record whatever of the presentation of this drawing to the institution But it may have come thero when another In teresting Napoleonic relic was received. consisting of the favorite chair used by Napoleon In St Helena The story of how the chair came to tho Maidstone Mueum is told In tho following Inscrip tion which It bears 'This chair was used by Napoleon Bonaparte during his captivity In St Helena After his decease it was pur chased bv the Itev R Boys, then chap Iain to Ir Hudson Lowe, governor of St Helena, and subsequently vicar of i0se. near Maidstone At his decease t uas purchased and presented to this ,vas ma(1, especially low, Xapoleon s short stature ow Ing 1 The sketch shows the great warrior j Just after de-ith on KTs- bier, a plain I bedlike catafalque, with four high posts, surmounted by a baldachin, the whole urajieu in oiauK i ne niceicn was macie I by Capt Marry att. whose ship then was ulnK ln lh(. port of Lncl,ort. and who later achieved fame as the author of stories of the sea 1 Another theorv which is advanced to I account for the presence of the portrait In Maldstono Museum Is that it was in cluded In a collection of drawings pre sented to the institution by Ilolllngs worth. one of the most generous bene factors of that gallery One of the few remaining links with Sir Walter Scott. Mrs Drew, of Arden caple House, ln Scotland, completed her hundredth vear the first ofJhls month, and King George sent tho old lady a congratulatory letter She has lived In six rMsns Ceore III, George IV, William IV, Mcto-Ia. Fdward VII and George V She was four years old when . Waterloo was fought Her uncle. Gen ' SIr Nn nou'flaa took a, prominent part , '" '"- r". ,., RosIna DoURns remembers Sir Walter Scott, who died seventy -nine years ago. perfectly well As a girl of eighteen sh tret him at the house of an aunt at 1 Orblston. In Lanortsl Ire, where tho gfreat novelist was on n visit She also recollects driving with Sir Walter in the Civ do Valley, and says ho used to give her copies of his books Lord Vernon, the youthful British peer who came of ag two years ago, has decided to sell his ancestral home at Poynton. ln Cheshire, together with the extensive estates This is tho second sale which Lord Vernon has announced in tho pa3t few montns His principal home Is at Stdbury". in Derbyshire, where he owns Fi,ti00 acres Last Novemrwr ho In formed his tenants of his Intention to I 8e" a" ' h,.s, D"bs.hlro an(1- retaining only the hall Tho tenants were given the option of purchasing their holdings on easy terms Lord Vernon gave as his reason for selling his estates "the present instability of landed property in England " It was not a question of per sonal finance Poynton Hall has been in the posses sion of the Vernons for generations In cluded ln tho estate are extensive col lieries and thirty farms The hall was erected ln tho seventeenth century', re placing one built in tho reign of Edward VI. The Vernons are a very wealthy family. Nearly all of them married heiresses. The present pier's father wedded a niece of J Plerepont Morgan Perhaps he Is acting on the advlee of his distant Kinsman, the great American finan cier The young lord is of a retiring disposition His name never is men tioned in connection with any of the doings or scandals among tho nobility His only apparent hobby is motoring He has often been fined for overspeedlng FLANEUR. (Copyright, MIL by Court Goulp Syndicate.) Aeroplane Mnll Service. rrom the Philadelphia PoNie Ledser. The government, through Postmaster General Hitchcock, Is to co-operate in ex periments to determine the practicability of delivering letters by aeroplane. Mail was successfully transmitted between Herndon nnd Windsor Castle a few days rago under the auspices of the British posttl authorities f "Where Conservntlsm Is Needed. From the Boiton Herald. As a matter of fact, the great need of the century is the conservaUon of words. Too many words ore being wasted As some one has well said, there als should be conservation of common sense. ' Didn't Fall Far Enough. From the Cleiejand Leader. "Naturall., explains Poet Kemp, "Mrs. Sinclair ard I fell In with each other." Unfortunately, though. It wasn't off the end of r dock. s 1 iff,H,. -atesVaa-Jirv. ...-.n.iftMn-y .