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President Taft's Speech.
President Taft's speech before the
New York Republican Club was
phrased in happy manner. He insisted
that the Republican party is progressive
in its effort to remedy the abuses
which have arisen from the combina
tions of capital, that it is progressive
in its attempts to improve the adminis
tration of justice, and that it isprogres
sive in desiring to reform the tariff.
At the same time, it is not extremist in
the sense that it will adopt all the new
sj stems of government which are be
ing advocated by those who, according
to his point of view, would bring an
archy and revolution.
Mr Taft is also reassuring lp the
business interests, of the country 'when
he ssjs private property has rights
which must be respected, despite the
hjstera of the demagogue. He makes
it plain that he has no sympathy with
the policj that would distract business,
impair credit, and sacrifice commercial
dcclopmcnt His positive stand in fa
vor of stability attracts the support of
those who, while they demand that the
law shall be enforced, are not willing to
ufTcr through an upheaval in our busi
ness system
Mr Taft lias not read tltc history of
this country in vain. It was the solid
and substantial business- sense of the
United States which defeated William
J Bryan in 1896 when he advocated
a monetary system which menaced the
value of every man's property.
Waiting for Warm Weather.
Let us be thankful that the Weather
Bureau predicts warmer weather, and
then let us hope that the prophecy will
be verified
Apparently, nothing else will be ef
fective in removing the ice and dirt
from the streets.
Is it not a pity that a city like Wash
ington is absolutely dependent upon the
weather in order to enjoy clean streets?
Perhaps it will now be admitted that
there is more energy in the sun's ras
than there is in the street-cleaning de-
Boston Schools Scored.
The public schools of Boston and the
system under which they are at present
maintained have been subjected to very
serious criticism in hearings before tire
cummittee on cities of the Massachu
setts legislature.
It is openl charged that through the
board of education politics and class
merest have full sway and that the
rommon people of Boston receive no
-nsideration in the conduct of public
Jucation The board is openly ac
.. n-.ed of ignorance in matters of educa
tion, of the exercise of favoritism in
making appointments to clerical posi
tion, and even to the teaching force,
and of allowing the schools in general
to deteriorate, while the cost of main
taining them has in a few jears in
creased 35 per cent
But perhaps the most serious objec
tion is that the Boston schools have run
to fads. If what is said before the com
mittee is true, nearly every educational
quack and charlatan in the United
States has had a hearing before the
Boston board of education and has had
his pet ideas adopted. In the matter of
manual training, exhibits were made
before the committee o'f numerous ar.
tides manufactured in the manual train
ing schools which showed not only
crude workmanship, as they might be
expected to do, but that they were not
designed or executed on practical lines.
Among the objects shown was a hanger
for mens trousers which brought a
static to the face of every one in the
room, et it was made in the manual
training school, not as a joke, but as an
article of household use.
In like manner it was shown before
the committee that the schools are
given up to intellectual fads as imprac
ticable as those of the manual training
division, and the "conclusion was
reached, by several men giving testi
mony before the committee that the
education received in the Boston
schools it less useful than it was under
'he old classical standards. The worst
of the situation is that the people can
get jio hearing before the board of edu
cation to state their grievances or se
cure respectful consideration of their
Boston is not the -only city where
education is running to "lads jand isms,
and the uevr methods of instruction
which have supplanted Hie methods of
twenty-five years ago may. yet be sub
ject to revision because 'they do not
achieve practical education.
" Violators ofcthe Law.
The, inquiry noW, being ' conducted
into the operations of the express com
panies reveals a state of affairs beyond
imagination. Three thousand viola
tions of the law in a single day by these
corporations is one of the disclosures, t
The Interstate Commerce Commis
sion has conferred a positive benefit
upon the public by the energy with
which it has undertaken to uncover And
correct the abuses practiced by the ex-
press companies. A few prosecutions
will teach these companies that they
can no longer violate the law without
punishment, while the regulation of ex
press rates will save the public "from
further imposition.
Economy and Aeroplanes.
Refusal on the part of the House of
Representatives to appropriate $125,000
for aeroplanes.reducing the amount to
$75j0co. is much to be regretted. The
United States, up to this time, has taken
a leading place among the nations in
developing the air machine as an en
gine of war. This reduction of the ap
propriation will hamper the department
and make advancement in army aero
nautics next to impossible during the
coming year. In the interests of econ
omy this reduction is made, and it is
not outside of possibility that the coun
try will hold' the Democratic House
responsible for its parsimony.
The United Slates has a small and
comparatively inexpensive army. It is
the nucleus o'f a much larger force that
would be provided in case of war by
the militia in the States and by vol
unteer enlistment But the militia and
the volunteers, if called upon, would be
untrained in the scientific elements of
activity in the field. There is everyi
reason, therefore, why the regular
service should be kept at the height of
efficiency. Part of this efficiency is the
development of the aeroplane as a
means of offpnse and defense.
It is needful that the army should
pursue Us experiments and practice
with the flying machine, and $125,000 is
not too much to spend upon the project
Publishing the Pensioners' Names.
It is to be hoped that the Senate will
agree to the report o'f the Committee
on Pensions which provides for the pub
lication of the list of pensioners and
that the House will then enact the
proposition into law.
The pension list ought to be a roll of
honor. Any man or woman whose
name appears upon it in accordance
with law need not apologize or feel
If through publicity frauds can be ex
posed, the sooner that publicity is au
thorized the better it will be- for the
country and for the deserving veterans
of the war.
Substitute for Rubber.
The story from Philadelphia that a
man of that city has discovered a sub
stitute for rubber which he manufac
tures from various kinds of waste will
be accepted with a grain of salt until
the facts .he claims arc fully established.
It has long been the dream of chemists
that a substance which would take the
place of rubber inmany of the forms
in which it is used would ultimately be
discovered, but, like the famous passage
to Cathay in the time of Columbus, the
result lias eluded pursuit
It may be put down as a fact that
some time, somewhere, such a- substi
tute will be found. It may not have all
the qualities of rubber, which seems to
have been a special gift of Providence
10 mankind, of a value impossible of
replacement or counterfeit But the
uses of rubber have extended so enor
mously, and the supply is so limited in
tropical countries, that the mind of the
world has been, as it were, concentrat
ed upon the proposition of finding some
substance which would, under proper
conditions, take its place. Until riovv no
such product has been 'found.
Accordingly, if the discovery m Phil
adelphia is substantiated, the name of
the inventor of the process will be
placed on the same plane with other
great human benefactors. A suspicious
world will, however, await verification.
The only hope is that the story is true
and that the rubber producing area of
the world is to have relief from the
enormous drain now put upon it
Publio Service Commissioners.
iron the New York Herald.
Gov. Dix appears to be in a receptive
frame of mind for suggestions regarding
The governor should have a few
"donts" before him while he Is making
up his mind.
One of them should be: Don't appoint
any one public service commissioner for
this district who Is urged directly or in
directly by the Interborough-Mctropoll-
tan company, the New York City Rail
ways Company, the Third Avenue Rail
road Company, or the Brooklyn Rapid
Transit Company. -
The public will stand much, but it will
not stand that
Was "Sat a True Sport.
From the Rochester Union nd Adrrxtlser. -
-An Ohio farmer the other day caught
an immense golden eagle in a trap and
a hard time killing the bird. He prob
ably Is proud of his work. But a true
sportsman would have let the.blrd go, es
pecially when he could see on Its left
foot a portion of an old trap.
Wish They Were In It.''
From the rhlladrirtila rreas.
The money trust whatever It is mar
be a wicked thing, bat there are lots of
people who would he glad to be In it
Clark Howell's Opinion.
From the Atlanta, CcnMitotkm.
Pretty soon -all Dress Interviews with
Mr. Bryan will besin with "I object
Of all the days, this is the one that
woman calls her own.
In every land beneath the un where
Christian ways are known
The maids await the postman's ring ere
yet the dawn Is gray
When 'round the wheel of time doth
tains St Valentine, his day.
The maids the postman's ring await, and
older maids, I ween.
Have hearts that thump and palpitate
whene'er his form la seen.
That former beaux may all be gone, but
hope is hard to slay.
And it is prone to flourish on St Valentine,'-
his day.
Then let us hope that every maid, will
Set at least one screed
Concerning: love that Will not fade and
trimmed with hearts that bleed.
And may their elders .share the bliss, roll
all the years away.
J And think of tender things on this, St
valentine, nu day.
Uncle Pennywlae Sayat
The fellow that economized on the
Christmas present can't square things
now with a valentine.
A Foxy Scheme.
"Hubby, this is St Valentine's Day and
I expect a big bunch of orchids."
"Where is your sentiment, my dear?
Wquldn't you rather have one of those
little 10-cent valentines like I used to
send you when you were a girl?"
Feliroary 1-t in History.
February 14, 1576. Henry VIII gets a
number of comic valentines and Is great
ly Incensed.
February It 175. Frederick the Great
sends Marie Theresa a -valentine.
Passing; Them Alonir.
"You know those useless Christmas
gifts I got?"
"Yes; syou couldn't figure what they
were Intended for."
"Just so. ril paste a crimson heart
on each and then it will be a valentine.'
Our Lou.
The old-time valentine is gone;
Thus fashions flit
The post-card never can atone
' For it
The suffragettes propose to make St
Valentine's Day a legal holiday. The
fact that It is not one will be news to
most ladles.
A Disappointment.
"Wliat'a Wombat growling about?"
"He thought some girl had sent him
a valentine."
"And wasn't it a valentine?"
' "Naw; Just a tailor's bill."
Yon Knoir thr Type.
There Is a young man In this town
who likes the ladles, but who doen't
wish to bo captured. Consequently his
attentions are rather timorous. He went
to a poetical friend yesterday and spake
"Say. old man, you are something of
a poet."
"What of It?"
"I want you to help me get up a valen
tine for a young lady"
"What do you want to say?"
"Well. I want to say something sort
of tender, don't you know, but at the
same tlmo I don't want to commit my
self, understand "
But you don't want a poet to draw up
your valentine.- What you want is a
Good Value.
She was looking at some satin valen
"Can you guarantee these ribbons and
this satin?" she demanded.
The dealer was right there with the
"I vouch for everything.'' he declared,
Even the love engendered by these
valentines is guaranteed not to fade'
Fran the Atlanta Constitution.
Running for office is good exercise, but
so many overdo it
From the nuaburs Port.
One of the surprises of the season is
the haste with which certain Republicans
are getting in under the progressive um
From the Sarannah Pro.
Congress is likely to remain In session
until August We are In for a long
From tbe Omaha Bee.
Most of the political parties to which
the late Gen. James R Weaver belonged
died long before he did.
Fran the MUwinkee Free Frerft.
Tbe economy plans of House Democrats
do not contemplate cutting off tbe 3-
cents-a-mllc graft coming and going. .
lVom the Mrmr&it News and 8dmlUr. .
Tom Watson has declared for Under
wood, a fact which supporters of the
Alabamlan would do well to suppress.
Ptom the mrafograni Ledcrr.
It looks as If Mr. Urjan failed to real
ize that Congress had fuUy decided that
it could get along without the aid of his
From the Ohio EUta Journal.
Some times It seems as If somo of the
Islands of the sta were made for no
other purpose than to provide consular
From the noiuioa Fast.
So long as the Democratic caucus has
courage enough to flatten out the would
be bosses on the outside it can command
a hefty bunch of publio respect
From the Boeton nerald.
With no paid for a white man's vote
In Delaware and only five for a colored
man's, the proportionate superiority ot
the white race Is definitely fixed.
From the Knarrfile Sentinel.
i Most ot the Democrats of the State, we
believe, desire liarmony, but there Is
plenty of Inflammable material lying
around that the striking- of a match would
explode. I
From tbe Kaasaa Oil Timet.
While the Democratic anti-third term
resolution does not mention any name,
it is understood to refer to a certa.ln.per
son who Is scheming to have himself de
clared emperor.
Slarac Henry Come Baclct
From the rtrhddphU Preta. '
Marsc Henry should come up outof
the wildemesa, and CoL Hsrvey ehouldJ
nail another canamaie it tne masthead
of his weekly journal of civilisation. J
With cot uryan aoing cnores down on
his Texas farm, at the same time things
are not as lively as they were on the
Democratic side of the fence; To be' cure,
Champ Clark and Joe Folk keep tight
on making: faces at each other, but there
is not enough in that to keep up -public
interest There is danger" In a continued
deadly calm that Dr. Wilson will think
he has got everybody knocked Into a
cocked hat
What Alia the Party f
From the parollm Siartan.
The trouble with the Democratic party
is that nobody candeflne what Democ
racy is without having tight on his
' Thomas J. Scully,, of South Amboy, I
the one Democratic member of the House
from New Jersey who seems to be fa
vored, or at least let Wone. by the Re
publican legislature, which will make a
general ablft pf counties into a doien
new districts to-morrow. Scully is, of
course, pleased with 'this courtesy prom
ised by his Republican foes, but laments
that his fellow-Dcmocratlo members from
Jersey are lo have trouble. They appre
ciate his sympathy and may confidentially
retort that Scully might not have such
a sure thing- of It In a Presidential year.
Mr. Scullys district has usually been Re
publican and represented by Ben F.
Howell, but he' could not withstand the
slump of two years ago, and Scully came
across a1 winner by 4J300 votes.
Tbe willingness ot tin? Republicans In
the legislature to let the Scully district
stand as It is arouses the suspicion of
Democrats that the Republican lead
ers know their business and feel con
fident ot sending Howell back. The cfuel
intention of' the Republican legislators at
Trenton is to allow the Democrats but
one sure district and to increase the woe
by putting William Edgar Tuttle and
iVHllam Hughes Into the same district
Turtle Is a new member Jind has grown
fond of the job. so it seems, bard to
either put him Into a conflict with Hughes
or into a strong Republican division. For
that matter the present Tuttle district Is
counted normally Republican, but Tuttle
would prefer the tacking on of a few
Democratic precincts, rather than be
thrown against his colleague.--!
Hughes has had four terms, and would
claim the nomination, especially after
It had kindly been made safely Demo
cratic by the Republican foes. Some art
ful work will be done by the Republi
cans to spilt up the city wards In Hud
son and Essex counties, across from
New lork. so as to Insure Republican
memners. McCoy and Klnkead are es
peclally perturbed over the Juggling
promised for the Newark and Jersey
Lily districts. The two additional dls
trlcts will, of course, be in tbe popu
lous section across from New York, so
that New Jersey will have seven House
members living within a half hour's
ride from Gotham town,
fior. row' Latest Action.
Gov.Foss, of Massachusetts, seems to
be preparing for the Presidential propo
sition even If the Democrats ot his State
are not quite eajy to present him as a
candidate. His latest move Is a resigna
tion as director In two big corporations
the Brookllne Rapid Transit "and the
Brookllne Heights Railway. The governor
may feel that It is not safe for a Demo
cratic candidate to have any corporation
connection, hence his resignation and
announcement that he Is paying strict
attention to State .inTairs and the ultl
mate good of the Democratic narty.
William McKlnley. the new Taft man
ager, Is the largest Individual traction
lino owner In the world.
If he was a steam railroad nreildmt
he would be castigated at once ad a male
factor and oppressor of the Deorjle.
Neither party would think of electing a
steam railroad president to be chairman
of a natlonil committee or even manarer
01 a 1 -resiacmi.il candidate. Possibly the
traction line magnates are looked upon
aa public benefactors rather than mo
nopolistic malefactors such as were de
scribed by Col. Roosevelt
Personal Visitations.
rvever write and never burn" is an old
political proverb which is being quoted
again with the warming up of the cam
paign. The observance of this proverb
has been responsible for many trips be
tween here and New York and between
Washington and many Western States
by alert supporters of President Taft
In fact the most astute ones of the
Taft organization will not even risk the
telephone, lest a dlctophone operator has
a loop wire hooked on somewhere along
the line.
Along with this extra precaution Is
quoted another political .proverb, which,
like the ono already given, is pulled out
of obscurity every four years. "Don't
write; send a man." is the other proverb,
and recent arrivals in Washington and
their careful hiking to the White House
and Chalrm-in McKlnleys offices Indi
cate how carefully the advice is obeyed.
Not only Fairchild, the new member of
the Congressional committee from New
York, but many others in close touch
with conditions In Gotham town and
contiguous territory have been going
nacK ana forth with wonderful fre
quency. All ot last week there was a dally In
cursion ot West Virginia Republican
managers. When Harry Woodyard fin
ished his conferences at the "White House
and with Chairman McKlnley late Sun
day night the State was considered
fairly safe, and will drop out ot the
White House "anxiety" list for a week
at least
Ohio promises to succeed West Virginia
In White House attention this week, and
Secretary Miles knows that State well
enough to give personal attention to ev
ery caller. The first gum-shoe statesman
to appear was Gen. A. B. Crltchflcld. of
Wooster and Columbus. He wus adju
tant general -under Republican governors,
and a faithful political adjutant of Sena
tor Dick throughout the career of the
Akron statesmen. Crlichfleld Is the ad
vance envoy and will be followed by a
goodly retinue of administration adher
ents throughout the week. The Presi
dent "was too busy with banquets and
other diversions In New Jersey and New
York yesterday to confer much on politi
cal conditions, but he had an escort
of wire ones on the train going and
coming, and some plans for New Tork
State will be carried out within a week,
possibly following a. conference at the
White House a conference which will be
given a good deal of publicity.
Kentucky's Delegation.
Thanks to the activity of Senator
Bradley, after he talked things over wltn
the President and Secretary Miles at the
White House, there Is already the con
fldent assertion that the delegates-at-large
for Kentucky are aa good as chosen
and need no actual Instruction for Taft
The Republican State committee meets
at Louisville to-morrow, and pains will
bo taken to hand out an expression for
the President that will be impressive
and aid the cause Jn other States. To
morrow's meeting will fix time and place
for the State convention, and the date
will be early. The four delegates-at-large
will no doubt be Senator Bradley,
Congressman John W. Langley, Augus
tus Wltlson, late Republican governor,
and Judge O'Rea, late defeated candidate
for governor, who made a spectacular,
even if a losing, campaign. Langtey has
been doing- his share for the -national ad
ministration at this end of "the' line and
hasr kept In touch with thing by fre
quent -visits home. It Is cheering to
Kentucky Republicans as well aa to the
national administration tnat ttraaley ana
Langley Are, keeping step' in delightful
fashion, nd matter what rtvlry ror the
Senatorsblp may develop after, the Tart
cause has been succejsfully -upheld.
aiisaoarl Republicans xlncouraaTd.
Since the dinner, at the White House,
given In Rc-nor of "Mayor JCreesman and
Otto BUfeVyOt St. Louis, there has been
both cheer and activity among-" Missouri
Republicans in Washington. There Is the
tip from home- that Etlfel 'la expected to
take-hold of things-when he returns, and
there was the Intimation dariag hla visit
In Washington that after he bad. .built
up the Taft organization in. the State he
would be made the Missouri member 'of
the Republican National Committee and
continue even more active in the, actual
management of the national campaign
after the Taft renominatkm.
There Is no objection to Secretary
Naget, now the national committee mem-
oer. nut 11 is suggested mat one not so
intimately connected With the administra
tion could be much more active and prom
inent In campaign affairs. The putting
forward ot Stifel may also mean that
Secretary Nagel approves It and expects
some higher place with tne aamimsira.
tlon In due season. However strong the
recent conference with the President has
msde Stifel as, a candidate for the com
mittee, there are others at home who
will ask the honor. Charles D. Morris.
who Is now State chairman, long ago
Indicated that he would like to serve,
and Walter Dicker, a former State chslr.
man. has also given the matter careful
Now In California, After Visiting
Properties In Mexico.
From tbe Tuoou (Ariz.) Citizen.
Having spent Just a week In the In
spection of. the great land holding ot
the "Richardson Construction Company
In the Yaqul Valley of Sonora. John
Hays Hammond and his accompanying
party arrived In Tucson to-day In the
prlvato car Pilgrim. They will leave on
No. lxtls evening for Los Angeles, and
will probably visit San Francisco before
Having for New York.
Durlng his week in the Yaqul Vaney
Mr. Hammond was taken out over the
lands ot the Richardson Construction
Company, In which he is interested, and
the details of the proposed improve
ments for the year were outlined to him
In detail by EL R. Richardson, secretary
and prominent stockholder in tne com
pany. G. X. McLanahan. an engineer" ac
companying Mr. Hammond, Investigated
the irrigation project by which an addi
tional 40.000 acres of land is to be put
under cultivation, and made suggestions
for betterments In the original schedule
of operations.
Mr. Hammond was accompanied back
to Tucson by Mr. Richardson, who will
leave this evening to return to Espe
rsnza. From the L04 Anzeles Examiner.
Washington. Feb. 4. Some fear Is felt
here for tbe safety -of John Hays Ham
mond and G. X. McLanahan, a New
York capitalist, who are In the storm
center of the Mexican revolution. The
two left Washington last week for Mo
rales to Inspect some property. Presi
dent Taft expected to receive a report
from Mr. Hammond on conditions In
Mexico, and aa none has come It is be-
ucvca tne Americans nave Deen cut uu
from all means of communication.
Striiogrrnphern of the Lorliner Com
mlttee- Are Still alt Odds.
Fiom the Baltimore Star.
Although the Lorimer investigating
committee has finished Its hearing, an
echo of the testimony is still being heard
about the Senate wing ot the Capitol. A
question has arisen as to the proper
method ot spelling the name of the ma
chine Introduced toward the end of the
hearing. It seems that even the stenog
raphers employed by the committee dif
fered as to the proper way. Those who
sat at one end of the table spelled It
"dictagraph," while those at the opposite
end ot the long table wrote It "dicto
graph.' In tbe newspapers of New York
It was spelled "dictagraph." while the
Chicago papers put It "dictograph.'
After a long discussion as to the proper
spelling, held in the press gallery the
other day. It was decided to leave the
question to the Standard Dictionary, but
on examination it was found that It be
ing a new word. It was not in the book.
To add to the confusion, in a report from
the Secretary of the Navy. Just sent to
Concress. the word Is spelled both dic
tagraph" and "dictograph." Finally, the
Inventor ot the machine was applied to.
and asked how he spelled It and his
answer was:
"I ratted my Invention the "dicto
graph.' "
Many think this ought to settle the
question, but not so with evfry one, for
It still appears In print as "dictagraph
as well as "dictograph."
His Conservative? Tendencies Give
Him InrrennlnK Strength.
From the Brrinifleld Bepoblkran.
Mr. Underwood has again successfully
asserted himself as the leader ot the
House of Representatives in the matter
of the money trust Investigation.
While the 6S votes against him In
favor of Congressman Henry's resolu
tion for an Investigation by a special
committee demonstrate the existence ot
a distinct Bryan wing in the House, they
are chiefly significant in indicating the
almost double strength of the more con
servative faction led by Mr. -Underwood,
which mustered 111 votes.
But In spite of tbe bitter animosities
which seem to have been aroused for the
moment by the contest, the Democrats
have of lale been showing a surprising
capacity for composing their differences
after they have onco fought them out in
caucus, and they will probably do so
again In this Instance.
New Process that Bids Fair to Ba
r Direct and Inexpensive.
From the rhSadelphU Record.
Pittsburg. Psu. Feb. S. It became
known to-day that officials ot the
Westlnghouse Electric and Manufac
turing Company at the East Plttsburc
plant will make a final test ot a discov
ery of color photography which tran
scends all methods now In use. owing
to their costliness and Inability to re
produce all colors.
The new process, accidentally dis
covered at the Westlnghouse plant. It
Is said. Is aa simple as ordinary pho
tography. Nq specially prepared plates
or screens are used.
The discovery was made last Thurs
day by an official photographer through
a blunder. He was photograpning a
painted castlnV. and somehow In the
process allowed an electric lamp to In
terfere. On development he found the
natural colors.- The phenomenon star
tled Jjlm. Carefully noting the nature
Of the accident be allowed It again to
occur in another picture. A like result
was obtained: other experiments were
made, and In. each case a photograph in
natural colors was obtained, with no
added cost or special work.
Much secrecy Is maintained by the
Westlnghouse officials, who, it ia said.
win use out paiems uu u vrvw, i
the exhaustive tests prove satisfactory.
Not vrlth the1 Brigade.
Editor The Wazclnzton Uerild:
In your Issue of yesterday, under the
caption of "U. S. Marshal Seize Boys'.
Guns." you state that 'Jiose who are
siding with 'the boys brigade are Jametf
E. .Hutchinson. John C, Schrocdert Samuel
P. Harbin, and H. ). Caywood.-
please correct tbls statement Dy ay
Iiur that not since the beginning ot this
controversy have- I oy act or word de
claret myself la favor ot the brigade.
rfVUil f JJWfcfTi W 1
Theffre doctor members of tbe House
are constantly being hunted up 'by other
members who desire' to discus their
symptoms and the diseases they aspire
Joseph Slaydtm, of Texas, touched Dr.
Barchfeld, of one of the JMttsburr dis
tricts, on the arm tbe other day and
said that he wished to converse with him.
T wish to know," began Slayden, "It
there Is any way a man can be vacci
nated or otherwise, protected against In
fant paralysis or chicken pox."
"Whose child' been exposed to It?" In
quired Barchfeld.
"Nobody's child." replied Slayden; "but
rm living In mortal terror ot them, es
pecially Infant paralysis. The other night
I felt a funny little twitch In my thigh,
and f think rtn undoubtedly fitting It
Oh, I Just know lt
"Aren't you pretty mature for Infant
ailments?" asked the doctor.
"No: that's Just It" said, Slayden.
"Children's diseases are my hoodoo. I
caught the measles when I was nearly
through college, and almost died with It
Later I got the mumps, and I was a
sight My wife told me she never saw
such a case. Then, at the age of forty,
foolishly Imagining that I was old enough
to leave home and friends, I went to.
Europe. While there I got whooping
cough, and It hung on until I had to come
back home and go to bed with It I'm
due now for either that Infant paralysis
or chicken pox, and I'm an unhappy
Barchfeld gave him a pllt
Comparatively few seem to know that
old John Sharp Williams once fought a
It was when John Sharp was flver in
Germany attending Heidelberg Univer
sity. He and a German student sassed
each other, and tbe German challenged
him to co-operate with him in determin
ing which one should die a premature
deat John Sharp Williams, being the
challenged party, bad the choice of
weapons. His opponent forgetting all
about him being an American, supposed
ho would pick sabers. Just as any Ger
man would; but there was where John
Sharp came along with a neat little Joke.
He said they would fight with United
States army revolvers.
The Idea of shooting at a man with a
Colt's revolver two feet long was new
to German dueling, and the native stu
dent waa- a wreck when the morning ar
rived for them to kill offone another.
John Sharp, on tbe other hand, ate heart
ily of ham and eggs, as tbe saying Is,
and seemed perfectly composed as they
teed themselves up for the opening shot
The German, with vibrant hand, fired oft
south by southeast of John Sharp, who
purposely shot up toward -a spot about
eight degrees to the left of the zenith,
And having thus speedily completed the
morning's entertainment the principals
shook hands and went their ways.
They were discussing the freak hills
that get themselves Introduced Into Con
The first month of the new year estab
lished a record in weddings, for the list
was truly phenomenal, with announce
ments ot new engagements still pouring
In. But what in reality enlivened the sea
son waa the betrothal ot the most eligi
ble "catch" of uppertendom. Lord How
ard de Walden, the wealthiest bachelor
and the third richest land-owner in Great
Britain. Moreover. Miss Margherlta. van
Raalte. his bride-elect, is very beautiful
and only In her first season aa a social
debutante. She Is the daughter ot the
late Mr. Van Raalte. of Brownse Island.
Dorsetshire, and Mrs. Van Raalte, who
Is well known as a successful hostess In
Grosvenor square, but more especially
at Brownsea, where Lord Howard , de
Walden has been a frequent guest for
3 ears and has known his fair fiancee
since her nursery days.
The picturesque surroundings of Brown
sea made a fitting setting for the romance
of the engagement which was announced
by Lord Howard de Walden himself to
Mrs. Van Raalte's guests, after which he
left for Welbeck, having promised his
kinsman, the Duke ot Portland, to Join
him for the shooting at Welbeck Abbey.
The date of the wedding has not been
settled upon positively, but the early
days of March are spoken of as tbe most
probable time for celebrating the nup
tials. By then Parliament will be opened
by the King and Queen, the court will
be resident in London, state ceremonies
and official functions will be In progress
for the visit of the Queen of Holland.
and Lord Howard de Walden'a bride will
enjoy the season, which then will be at
Its height
Jewels worth a King's ransom will be
hers.for the late Lady Ludlow, formerly
Lady Howard de Walden. owned mar
velous emeralds and diamonds, and pos
sessed more crowns and, tiaras than Queen
Alexandra or the Czarina, which Is say
ing a great deat All these family gems
await the young bride at Seaford House,
the town residence, which Is as fine as
any royal palace. Its green onyx stair
case la a regal approach to marble halls.
galleries ot art and salons crammed with
priceless furniture. Homes like Audley
End and Dean Castle are among the
country palaces owned by this fortunate
young nobleman, whose Income from his
Marriebone nroperty alone Is more than
Jl.000.000 a year. Only recently he bought
the Isle of Shoma, In the west ot Scot
land, to be able better to exploit his love
of motor boating. Chirk Castle la an
other recent acquisition.
When the Queen returns from India-
she wilt have to seek a new maid of
honor to replace Miss Sibyl Brodrlck.
who two weeks ago was married to
Mr. Ronald Graham. Lady Victoria
Cartington is mentioned as Miss Brod-
rlcka possible successor, because Miss
Venetla Baring Is to have a rest after
her trying duties In India. All the
demoiselles d'honeur, however, are ex
pected to appar at the opening of parlia
ment and" at the subsequent court func
tions this month and in March.
The position now entails more frequent
attendance at court and a much gayer
time than In the daya of Queen Victoria.
In her reign, each maid ot honor, upon
ner marriage, was presented with an
Indian shawl and a check for ILCOO. a
custom which lapsed with, the accession
to the throne of King Edward. Still,
the maids ot honor receive rich presents
from the King and Queen. Usually there
Is a Joint wedding gift but In the case
of Miss Brodrlck there are separate pres
ents. From her royal mistress the bride
received a handsome brooch adorned with
the letter "M" In diamonds, while King
George's present was a ruby and diamond
pendant forming tbe royal cipher.
The Archbishop of Canterbury himself
solemnized the nuptials at St Margaret's.
Westminster. The bridegroom. 'Mr. Ro-
land Graham, Is adviser to the home sec
retary for Egypt The bridesmaids were
some of tne prettiest girls In society:
Lady Vera Cavendish-Bentwlck (daughter
of the Duke and Duchess ot Portland),
who walked with Lady Evelyn Grey; tbe
Misses Aiieen and xoyra Brodrlck (the
bride's two Bisters); Mb Daisy Brodrick,
gress every year. Says Representative
Ed. Taylor, of Colorado:
"Sometimes I think, the greatest boon
we could have in this country would bf
the adoption of a Federal statute in ac
cordance with a bill an, old character
out In Colorado once wanted me to offer
to the State legislature. It was entitled
the 'meanest man bill ' and provided for
an election In every county each year to
determine who waa the meanest man in
the county. The man receiving the high
est -vote waa to be hung:
"Think, -of tbe good such a statute
woulor do! Just consider what decent
citizens all the people would be who re
ceived a few scattering votes! .And those
who stood any chance of leading the
ticket would move away. Is two or three
years every place where the law was in
operation would become a model com
munity." The country Is overrun Just now with
budding Billy Burnses, young men who
believe they Ijave the native shrewdness
necssary for a world-famous detective,
and who pant to enter the United Statei
Secret Service. Applications for places lo
the Secret Service pass through the
hands of the Secretary of" the Treasury.
Many of them teem with unconzciousu,
humor. Secretary MaeVeagh noted one
or two recently that seemed especially
formidable In this respect
"I believe I would make a good de
tective right from the start." wrote one
applicant "as I have a friend who is
a detective on the B. & O. and I have
studied his methods carefully. .1 also
have read all the detective stories In our
Carnegie library. I am quick, on the
tongue and attract attention wherever I
go." ""
Another one wrote: "I am now em
ployed in the leading barber shop here
and am equally at home In a parlor dis
cussing dress. In a lodge room discussing
baaebalt or on the water front discussing
Representative Bell, of Georgia, was
showing a rural constituent about tbe
Capitol, and among other places, took
him Into the Supreme Court room.
"I think we have too many courts,'
remarked the constituent "I know what
I'm talking about too. because I hap
pen to be a Judge myseir that la, a Jus
tice ot the peace. Year before last 1 had
a fellow before me for snatching a pocket
book from a helpless girl and 1 gave him
such sentence as he deserved, but danged
if one of the higher courts didn't undo
It alL"
"What was your sentence?" Inquired
"I sentenced the blamed cur to be
hung." replied the visitor.
J. J. Jusserand. the French Ambassa
dor, does not play bridge or use an auto
mobile. He does not play bridge for the
reason that he doesn't Uxe to, and avoid
automobiles for the simple reason that he
enjoys walking more than riding.
tCcvrrlcttt. 15C. by rred C. Kcllr. ATI rfziti re.
Miss Irene Charteris (Lord Elcho's
youngest daughter). Miss Violet; Peek,
and Miss Kitty Fraser.
Lord Mldietoa has given his daughter a
superb'dlamond necklsce-and a-beautiful-1
tiara Is the Joint gift, of Lord and Lady
Tweedmouth. Sir Beetoom and Lady
Whitehead, and Mr. Arthur Brodrlck. The
Duchess of Connaught's gift waa an
enameled watch, and the duke's a silver
Inkstand, while Irlncesa Patricia chose
a pair of cliasa gold candlesticks. Th?
crown princess of Sweden has sent Mli
Brodrlck a beautiful enamel vase, jnd
from rrlnccss Christian there Is a ilci
sert service, A diamond brooch came
from the Duehexs of Portland, a diamond
cross from Lady Barrtngton, a pendant
from Mr. George Brodrlck. a diamond
brooch from Lady de Vesci. a Jeweled
chain from Lord and Lady Selbome. a
ring from Lady Helen Vincent a neck
lace from Lord and Lady Desborough. a"
Jeweled corsage ornament In the shape of
a bird from Lady Onslow, and an an
tique brooch from Lord and Lady Derby
Mr. and Mrs. Asqulth have sent an
antique porcelain bowl, the Duke and
Duchess of Devonshire a silver coffee ser
vice. Lord and Lady Salisbury stive"
dishes. Lord and Lady Roberts rare old
Irish potato-rings In silver, and the Rtrt
sian Ambassador and Countess Beckon
dorft a silver sugar-basin and sifter.
Miss Brodrlck. shortly before her mar
riage, was the guest of Sir Henry and
Lady Margaret Graham for the wedding
of their daughter with Mr. Harold Knowt
Ing. at Marden Hilt which, owing- to
the sudden death of the bride's uncle.
Lord Alwyne Compton. was shorn ot
half its splendor. Lord Kincardine, the'
Juvenile son of Lord and Lady Graham
and a future Duke ot Montrose, appeared
at a wedding for tbe first tlmo when he
acted as train-bearer to Miss Irene
Gough. niece to Lord Gough. who wra
married to Mr. Henry Howard, of the
Sixteenth Lancers, at St Patrick's. Eaton
square. The bride s deep tinted satin
gown was a departure trom the orthodox
white, snd In the wrlntry afternoon light
the bridal robe glowed warmly yellow
and harmonized pleasantly with the apri
cot attire ot the tour pairs of little chil
dren who held clusters ot brown beech
leaves and rowan berries, as In some
Gainsborough portrait of old. Lady Gra
ham waa a youthful mother escorting her
small son.
The breaking oft ot a society engage
ment is a very unusual thing, and no
wonder-, that surprise was universally
manifested when It was announced that
the marriage arranged between Sir Hill
Child and Lady Helen Grosvenor would
not take place. Sir Hill Is rich, young.
and very popular. All three attributes
would apply also to Lady Helen, whose
mother, Katharine, Duchess of Westmin
ster, resides most of the year at thn
beautiful old Cheshire Abbey. Being one
of the twelve children of that strong
minded old gentleman, the late "Duke of
Westminster. Lady Helen boasts, at any
rate, relations in plenty, and among- her
sisters and brothers counts the Duchess
ot Teck and Ladv Ormonde. Lady Crlch-
ton. and Lords Hugh. Edward. Arthur.
Henry, and Gerald Grosvenor.
It has been rumored and contradicted
and again reported that Kaiser Wllhelm
is toTy another visit of a purely pri
vate nature at Lowther. where the lavish
and lordly hospitalities of the sporting;
siae-wiiisiscrea. aanaynea. but exceeding
ly popular peer are famed. At Lowther
everything la done on the grand scale
always, but when royalty Is present In
a grander tone still: and cold nl&ta at
dinner, strawberries at breakfast (in
midwinter), with flunkeys ralore and x
private bond, .when required, are among
tne oarest unnecessanes or nre at Low
ther. But even to Lord Lonsdale, the
entertainment ot royalty Is a financial
burden not too often to be- borne, and
It la not every year that he returns In
kind his annual visit to the German Em-
peror. who. last tkne he spent three
ldys at Lowther. brought a nlte ot some
eighty" persons along with blm.
JCbpjitrbt. !JG, br Cocrt Gootp SyntioiteJ
Hands OS In, Ctilnn.
From the Nr Tork Strains Matt
TJreat Dowers ahould keen thalr hn,i.
oft China. She's brittle.

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