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6 THE WASHINGTON HERALD. TUESDAY. 3J0ARCH 12. 1912. THE WASHINGTON HERALD Pnbtlahd Kttry Maminc is the Imt to THE WASHINGTON HERALD COMPANY pcbucxtiom omcti 1322 NEW YORK AVENUE N.W. .Ottnd at tlM goat-office it WaaUciton, D. C aa Moood-ciui man aaattcr. Tljihaw llaln SSI. (rilnu Branch Ext2iuc- 8CBSCBIPTIDN BATES BI CABBIES: Paflr s4 ""Tini mi in - cnti net moots D,Uj ma SueiJij.......... J!. per JM Dallr, vttboot 6odUt.....JI cents per watt tDBSCniPTIOiJ BATES BI MAIL: VxUt tad Bnndaj................ O cents per monts Bally tad 8andi7..-.-. -n. pw I'M DtUr. stthont 8urfiT....J5 ccsti pa moot Dallr, without Bandar......... BW Xt Tats fnclfT. sdthoot iid. ... -. aHwJW 7'o attention will he paid to anonymous contributions, and no communication to Ike editor will be printed except over tin same of the writer. Uanuseripts offered tor publication ted) ee returned unaraflabje, but stamps should be eent with the manuscript for that purpose. AU communications intended for this newspaper, whether for the daily or the Sunday issue, should be addressed t TBE WASnih'GTOy JIERJ.T.D. .Nv Xork BerrtarotaUte, J. a WILBEBDINO trKCIAL AGE.VCT. Bruuwtek BoJMIes. Olap BenreaeBttlirt. A. E. EEATOB. Ulf ecu. BcIMinf. TrESDAT. MARCH 12. lsli. Business Improving. MI reports agree that confidence is 'eturnmg in the business world; orders are flooding the steel mills and other factories, and stocks are rising. Let the politicians throw bricks at each other, let the Mexicans rage among themselves, and Ift even the weather man do his worst in delaying the arrival of welcome spring. This good old country of our goes right along, growing more and more pros perous and daily adding to the glory of its citizenship Of course there are nunv problems to solve and man) inju-.ticcs to rectify. But with business booming we can at least approach vexatious questions in complacent mood. Politics and the Pulpit. Some one ha- truly remarked that politics and religion are the only two subjects that deeply stir the American people lnlc this is true, there is still sonic ground for expressing the opin ion that in a country where the sep aration of church and Mate is a vital principle the pulpit ought not to be a rostrum for the delivery of political harangues In the olden da.vs it i suppo-ed to be the province of the clergy to direct not oiilv the spiritual but the material welfare of the people To-day, how ever, it is not conceded that the man vvTio tells ui how to reach Jicaven shall,' a o" dictate our political conduct in stead of leaving this action to the dic tates of each individual conscience. Politics has no place in the pulpit, least of all upon the day which i dedicated ' the glorj of Cod and the unfold ing of the gospel of salvation A mm Mer who undertakes to use his pulpit i the medium for personal political utterances has but a meager regard for he high dut to which he is ordained. It is perfectlv proper to preach good v living and to inveigh against corrup 1011 in high places Such declarations iiake for the benefit of societv. When i clergvman undertake, however, to Xisc as the political leader as well as he religious teacher of his congrcga ii n he loucrs the high dignit) of the impit ind does more harm than good. Prevention of Disease. The movement inaugurated "by the educational department of the Woman's Clinu to disseminate accurate infor mation among the people concerning the nature and prevention of disease is de serving of co-operation on the part of the public The movement lias been conducted with much energy and vet so quiet' that it has not attracted its deserved measure of attention. It appears that the women engaged in the work provide places for lectures, and that j.evciitv or more phvsicians and scientists of the "city have given talks to those assembled upon such matters as "First aid to the injured," "What to do until the doctor comes in cases of poisoning." "How to stop hemorrhage," "Prevention of tubercu losis," anil similar topic-. Twenty- eight of the-e lectures were delivered in the months of November and De cember, and thev have been continued at the Public Library during January and February to appreciative if not large audiences The subjects are treat ed from the popular standpoint. The people are told simply and plainly what to do in emergency and are given ad vice relative to taking care of the phy sical organism under all circumstances. The lectures are of the utmost value to those who hear them and who practice the instructions imparted. An essential part of modern medical instruction is the prevention of dis ease. It is a well-known fact that a large part of the illness which falls upon men and women can be avoided by proper course of life and resort to pre cautions easy enough when understood. The main difficulty is the ignorance of the people upon the subject, and this must be remedied by education of the joung in the schools or of adults by means of lectures or the printed page. All these methods are being pursued, and the lectures provided by the women of Washington are of very great value in the way of preventing illness and preserving the public health. The campaign of education along this line which the women are waging should be productive of most satisfac- too' results in the gradual and genera! enlightenment of the community upon matters of essential importance to long and happy life. The Tariff as an Issue. Very wise in his day and generation is. Champ Clark, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Having accepted an invitation to address the legislature of Kentucky, his native State, Sir. Clark delivered a speech which occupies seV' eral newspaper columns. Throughout its entire length, however, there is not a word about initiative or referendum or recall or direct primaries or any of the new theories of government The entire address is devoted to an arraignment of the Republican party for inflicting a tariff upon the countryt which, according to Sir. Clark, puts $5 into the pockets of the monopolistic corporations for every dollar that it places in the United States Treasury. He emphasizes the necessity of reliev ing the people from tariff burdens, and sajs that in the enactment of remedial legislation lies the only hope of a re duction in the cost of living. Mr. Clark has shown political sagaci ty in touching the nerve which, after all, is most sensitive in all the people. He remembers, too, that the only vic tory which the Democrats have -won since the war was a protest against the unnecessarily high tariff imposed upon the country. A Very Eemarkable Situation. Notwithstanding the prosecutions of the Standard Oil trust and the tobacco trust, and in spite of court de cisions which compelled their dissolu tion into alleged competing companies, the securities o"f the organizations have risen enormously in value. The New York Herald savs that the stocks of the various companies in the oil trust alone have increased 521,000,000 since the order of the court was passed, and it asks whether the conditions which it was sought to remedy do not now exist in the same aggravated, but less public, form. It is the opinion of former Assistant Attorney General McRevnolds. who fought the plan of dissolution which the courts approved, that competition has not been restored and that the pur pose of the law has been successfully evaded. Certain it is that the over throw of the oil and tobacco trusts, which was predicted at the time the government was prosecuting them for cpnspiracv in restraint of trade, has not occurred. On the contrary, they are richer and more powerful than ever. If this is to be the result in all cases. we can imagine that the steel trust will do all in its power to hasten the litiga tion, which the government has insti tuted, and that all the other trusts will appeal to the Federal authorities to take them into court. The situation is cer tainly a remarkable one, and demon strates that the so-called dissolution of the trusts is to their pecuniary ad vantage IN OTHER CITIES. From Ih Iloaton Journal. Those who follow sports in Boston are proerbially keen for fair play. We should say that this applies to hockey as well as o baseball and football. From the St. Loiu Ktpublic. St. Louis drug clerks who work from thirteen to setenteen hours a day cer tainly have a grievance, but Is it neces sary to invoke the power of the State of Missouri to correct If From (he Bilumore Star A motor truck loaded with six and a half torn of coal slid down a hill and trashed through the side of a house at Itoxbury. Mass. Hope this will be the last coj! strike of the jiar. rrom the Iloriintrr Hmld. A oung man from the country visited Chicago a fen- das ago, and an affable stranser at once sold him the city water tower for KL The rest of his life will rrobably be spent In buying mining stocks. Fmn the Omaha. Ie. Major Harrison, of Chicago, has taken a stand against fako wrestling matches That Is to say. the mayor is against the ancient and honorable game of the Greeks. Where are you. Mayor Jim? Fnn the St. Louis Star. A Kansas Cits woman historian says that women were the first to wear trousers In America, and by Implication she thinks women will be the last to wear them. Men may go back to knick erbockers. One Look Is Knough. Fran the Naahrille Tcnnenran. Congressman Cy Sulloway, of New Hampshire, says the toothbrush ought to bo abolished, and favors the return to the old days of tobacco chewing and snuff dipping. But after looking at Cy one can understand: It. Where Wiley Conld Itest, Fran the Syracuse Herald. Dr. Wiley is credited with Vice Presi dential ambitions. The doctor has been working hard, we know, but couldn't ho get all. the rest and quiet he needs by going to x'aim iseacn lor a lew weeks? TieiT Use for Cigars. From the Elmirm Adrertlsfr. The fumes from a cigar will destroy 3,000 germs. It Is said. That means, of course, the average cigar. Some of them are so powerful that it Is hard to esti mate the carnage. Crafty "Uncle Joe." From the aertland Lemder. It will be observed that Uncle Joe Can non has carefully restrained from plac ing himself In a posltiorv. where any of the candidates can request him to with draw his support. Warm Sympathy Dorrn Sooth. From the Charleston Neva, and Courier. Having recently had an experience with banana peeling, wrc cannot help ex pressing our sympathy for those who live where there is Ice on the pave ments. The Car. From the 3ew Tork Bun. Knlcker Thought Jones bought a run. about? Bocker Tes, but after the bills came In be colled It a runup. A LITTLE NONSENSE. ROUNDING INTO SHAPE. Preliminary practice -la A necessary thine. The cluba migrate To aome warm State, ' And there the horsehlds fling. Preliminary practice, too, The summer flirts demand. A Southern Jaunt Is what you want For keeping in your hand. Uncle PennyTrlae .Sara I Guess r;i have to stop calling my wife Toots.' It always reminds 'her that she wants an automobile. NotblnlT 3t ore. "Did he Inherit his father's humor?" "No; merely bis father's Jokes." Inured to the Colli. "I have begun preliminary practice." "What do you mean?" "I go out every day and sit for a few moments on the bleachers. I want to harden myself for those opening games." Starch 13 In History. March 12, 173 Boewrll hocks Dr. John sen's watch for him. They have to eat. March It, 1177 nichard the Lion-heart-ea, single-handed, chases the Saracen army fourteen miles. Ilia Hnrd I.ark. The poet sings of bees and things; The poet is no wizard. He tries to bring the gentle spring. But only brings a blizzard. As to n Mntesiunu. "Do you think he'll leave any foot prints on the sands of timet" 'lie oueht to leave & good many. He's always side-stepping." SomevThat Dnblons. I wonder would the Judge consider a plea of insanity?" Doubtless he would. Why do you hes itate?" Well, my client only stole twenty-five plunks." Helpli What are 5 ou B Ilnndt. doing for the uplift. Maude?" "I am leaching poor girls the rudi ments of bridge hlL And you?" Oh. I'm collecting cast-off automo biles tq distribute among worthy pcr- tons." POLITICAL PLEASANTRY. rem tbe Birmingham Are-Hrrald. The freo breakfast table becomes an Issue as soon as the free sugar bill passes the House. Firm th rhlUtklpbU I'rrM, The north pole and the south pole hating been captured, the only thing now left Is a dash for the November polls. From the Hartford IW. There Is much speculation as to why Col. Watcrson Is so still, but even the river of words will run dry under emer gency use. Fran the Ilallai Nm. There are some who seem to be pro ceeding on the theory that the way to secure "Harmon and Harmony" Is to keep the people from coming in and muss' tng up the slate. Frrai tb Kaniaa Cltr Journal. The La Kolloette suporters who desert' ea to Roosevelt express great regard for the man they deserted. This will be very flattering to La Follette very flattering. and oh, mi comforting. Frro the KnoiflU 8UnrI This does not seem to be a good ear for playing both ends against the middle. Some of the progressives out West do not understand the radicalism that runs n double harness with the trusts. POLITICAL PLEASANTRY. Fran the Arkanta Uaiette Fine line of spring politics now on dis play. From the Plttafcurt Snn. How would It do to turn the army of candidates loose on Mexico? Fran the CJiicin Tribune. To know that all th poles of the earth have been discovered at last will be a great relief. Firm the Clerelaid Flam Dealer Politicians continue to make slates and what fun it Is for the laymen to smash them! From the Blrmtnsham Ledger. These political races are Just lovely.' Good men can be elected this year and should be. We have good candidates. ran the Kunira. AdrrrliMT. Mr. La Follette appears to be giving his vocal organs a good rest. From the Orreland Leader. Champ Clark has the strongest face in the galaxy of Democratic candidates." It does take some face for Champ to ask for the Presidency. From the Omaha Bee. If Dr. Wiley were to run for Vice President, of course all Impure fakes would be excluded from the list of cam paign canards. VEST POCKET ESSAYS REVOLVERS A revolver Is a nickel-plated substitute for braver-, which has practically driven the original article out of the market. It Is a small, loud Instrument with a cylinder, a trigger, and a barrel, through which lead bullets can be deposited with great case and rapidity in burglars, pe destrians, political adversaries, and per sonal friends against whom the owner of the revolver may be temporarily prej udiced. The revolver gives a puny man with a H-lnch brain and the pluck of a grass hopper a 100-yard reach, and makes him more deadly than a. Sioux Indian. There was a time when this country had no dangerous animals, except bears and wolves, and life was safe, except on tbe frontiers, but now vast hordes of sixteen-year-old boys who use their skulls for a dime novel bookcase, roam the streets with cigarettes In their faces and portable cannon In their hip pockets, pro ducing obituaries with the skill and en thusiasm of a cholera microbe: while It Is at all times possible to meet a per sonal enemy who has been chasing you for a week, ana who is reluctantly com pelled to defend himself when he catches you by filling you so full of lead that your remains will require eight pall bearers. Revolvers are now so generally used In debate. In domestic quarrels, and rep artee of all sorts that S.000 Americans die of them each year. In India about this number of natives die from cobra bites each year.v and the government Is doing Its best to extinguish the cobras. But In America revolvers are being per fected each year, and are now, given away nrejniuxsj wUh ua and. soap. THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY. Lit Wonld'lte a-Grrat' Memorial. nnd KoiphnsUe Gettysburg; Speech. Editor The Vfathlojton Herald: As everybody is Interested In the pro posed memorial boulevard to Gettys burg, in honor of our beloved Presi dent, Abraham Lincoln. I would like to quote his own words from his Gettysburg speech, where he em braced the living soldier with, the heroic dead In lus'trlbute for what they had done there: "But in a larger sense we tannot dedi cate wo cannot consecrate we cannot hallow this ground. .The brave men liv ing and dead who struggled here ljave consecrated Jt far above our poor power to add or detract. The world-will little note nor long remember what we say here: It Is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced." In listening to a gentleman, who him self commanded In this light at Gettys burg.' pleading before the committee of Congress the other day In the name of and In behalf of these old living sol diers, who Lincoln said had helped to make this field Immortal by what they had done there, Lincoln's words struck me as almost prophetic It would be a noble Idea to connect this, our Amer ican Thermopolar, "with the White House In "Washington, by a grand memorial road, bearing the name of this great democratic man. " WILLIAM IU1ISAV. Waibinitm. Mirth 1L. THE 3-CENT PIECE. Only One City In the Union crm to Want It. Krrro ifat Hartford I'rt. There Is no general demand for a 3-cent piece. The request comes from Cleveland, where they have I-eent trol ley fares, and where the people desire It as a matter of convenience. The coinage of the 3-cent piece was discontinued by the government many years ago. the principal motive being that the coin In color and size closely re sembled the lo-cent piece, and was the cause of many mistakes and much con fusion. Should the coinage of this piece ever he resumed It Is quite likely that the government would see to it that the former complaints against It were ma,de Impossible by having it different in design, size, and color from any other coin. It is quite unlikely, however, that there will be any resumption of Its coinage. The government will hardly restore tne coin In order to accommo date the people of any one city. IN JOCUND STRAIN. Fmm the Clenlsnd Main Dealer. Still, what's turd labor to the woman who is used to houircleanlng? From Ihe tluttanorca Tmea. The do say that the leading artist of Europe Is crazy to get a Chattanooea Slrl as a model. He'll be crazier still u he does. Iran the llitlidelrhia TOrnrh. Most people will feel that the Mauch Chunck lady who Is paving " a day to keep her son In high balls la not get ting ner moneys worth. From the Baltimore Sun. Mot good housekeepers endeavor to put their houses In order before they anveruse lor boarder' From the New Huen lleilrter After this. If jou mis our train, and muat go. ta.e an airship. That's what Henri Salvey's succesful flight from l.ondon to Paris means. Prura the KnosrfUe SenUneL Secretary Knox's reception In Nica ragua reminds one of the story of the good lady who always had to lbck up her children when the preacher called. Fran tht BalUnurt Star. The feml Ine doctor is right when she sajs that women should Joy In a No C shoe. But something seems to say that women won t. From th Binnltham At-O'llrrakl "I regard Kllhu Root as the wlest man In America." says Andrew Carnegie. Joseph W. Bailey Isn't going to like Mr. Carnegie after this From the Da lit j Nm As a general thing we oppose three in a bed. Still It would probably be no great hardship for ex-Presidents Diaz and Zelaya to move over and make room for honor Madi.ro. Fran the Mempbi New.Scim:tar. vve Know the most beautiful woman In the world. She lives and breathes and has her being In Memphis. We know the most beautiful woman Memphis, also, but we are not going to veil. From the Chattanooga Timen Alter a courtship or tmrty years an Iowa farmer has Just married his be loved. It Is not surprising that it takes oman thirty years to make un her minu to marry an Iowa farmer. From the Binninzham Nena. The Houston Post remarks that nobody should drink coffee from a saucer, which causes the Nashville Banner to remark that civilization is slowly percelatlng inrougn Texas. GEORGE FITCH Author of "At Good Old Slwath" The latest models, moreover, keep right ort shooting when the trigger Is pulled, which makes It possible for the owner to get not only the man he Is shooting at, but a few bystanders, and a baby or two in the bargain. Revolvers are making this country very unhealthy, and they will continue to do so until a law Is passed forbidding their s"ale to fools, criminals, quick tempered men, nervous men, and cowards. This will, confine pistol -toting to the police forces and the bronze stat ues of the country, and will e-reatlv en hance the desirability of the common six-Inquest revolver. (Corrntat. Uli. W Geoit Uitthew Aduu.) ANECDOTES OF QUEEN VICTORIA Though the Inifer life of royalty Is rarely If ever written, so much gets Into print about kings and queens that it. Is possible to sift a fair amount of good from the voluminous matter before us. The latest addition to this class of read ing Is "In the Early Court, of Queen. Vic toria," by an Englishman, and In It the author Is anxious to show that queen as a really "human" person, having faults as well as virtues. '' We are told that It was Ihe dreariness of the childhood and girlhood of the young princess that led her when she came to power so early In life to be have wt,th an arrogance and haughtiness almost unbelievable In so young- a girl, and especially In such a period. How she promptly put her own mother, the Duch ess of Kent, "In her proper place" Is an old story, and. though devoted and al most Ideally attached to her consort, she kept him also "in his place" to such a degree that he was not even allowed to propose to her. We have the Queen's own words for IL For she told the Duchess of Gloucester "that she had to propose to her dear Albert," explaining "how Impossible It would have been for a Duke of Coburc to propose to the Queen of England, and that he would have never dared to take such a liberty." With all due respect to the ashes of her sainted majesty, that was "bosh;" that was foolish talk of a silly girl; that was, to use an Americanism, the conceit of a "swelled head." Because the Dukes of Coburg and Gotha. of which house, by the way, she herself was an offspring, be long to a historic family every bit as great, every bit as proud, and a great deal older than the present reigning house pf England and, oh. perverse fate, her own son. the Duke of Edinburgh, was glad to exchange his royal British prince ship for the throne of that very dukedom of Coburg-Gotha, and her grandson is its ruler at the present day. Lord Melbourne even, on whom the young Queen lavished much affection, got snubbed when he dared to offer a correc tion. Presiding at her first ministerial council, Victoria began reading as fol lows: "This act Instituted" (which Is the British legal way of spelling "entitled"), "Entitled, your majesty, entitled," has tily corrected Lord Melbourne In a loud voice, aside. The young girlish Queen slowly drew herself up and said quietly and firmly: have said It." Then, after a pause, once more the childish voice rang out: "This act instituted" But withal this most precocious of young women had her youthful moments. At her coronation her dignity, the serl- ou-ncss with which she' took in the smallest details and observed them, was n marvel to the witnesses. But when It was all over, mind you, this girl hur ried back to her palace and Impatiently tore off her ro)al robes "that she might give her beloved spaniel. Dash. Its bath." As a matter of fact, a similar Incident Is related of her return from opening her nral I'arnament. An old court official watched her as she re-entered Buckingham Palace, and curi ously followed her as she went through a door leading to the staircase which led up to her own apartments. There, at the foot of that staircase, he saw "her majesty" roll the long court train of her state dress around her arm. then pick ap her gown, and, two stairs at a time, run up to the next floor, calling to her ones. The liberal reader will make allow ances for the head of a oung girl being turned by all the grandeur so unexpect edly heaped upon her. Tor she never had the remotest Idea of ever wearing a crown that of the most powerful nation on earth had not an Inexorable fate re moved the several personages by death who were between her and the succes sion. She was human after all. Her almost Ideal family life bears the most convincing testimony of It. The current week-ends, the royal mourning, and all court activities will be renewed as long as the King and Queen are In residence at Buckingham Palace. Of all the Outhful ladies to bow be fore the British majesties this month as brides few are so "tart and divinely fair" as Lady Leconfleld. who. on her wedding day last October, towered a full head and shoulders above her father. Col. Rnwson. over th heads of the of ficiating prelates, and over the bride groom, all men of goodly height. Lady Leconfleld's Jewels will eclipse the gems worn by her contemporaries In the throne room. She has choice of half a score of tlsras. crowns, and parures worthy of a queen, and it Is said the nimlly emeralds are finer than the famous green stones which belonged to Catharine of Russia. Such a galaxy of youth and beauty has not been seen at court these many years. for the list of other brides awaiting presentation also Includes the beautiful Lady Camoys, Lady Valletort. Lady neiding. Lady Anson. Lady Hardwlcke, I-ady Gormanston. Lady Oort, Lady Hood, Lady O'Hagan. Lady Violet Chart erls (a future Countess Wemyssj, Lady vvorsiey. Lady Monkbretton, and three ladles, the brides "en secondes noces" of Lord Suflleid. I.ord Downe, and Lord St. John, of Bletsoe. Lady Rosabelle Bingham Is another re cent bride, whose presentation will, how ever, be deferred until that of the young wife of her cousin. Lorn Stafford, who will be presented to their majesties by the Duchess of Sutherland. The latter was hostess for her brother. Lord Ross lyn, when Stafford House was en fete for the wedding of his only daughter. Lady Rosabelle, who married Mr. David Bingham at tho Guards' Chapel. The gorgeous mansion, which Is tucked away In the solitude of Stable Tard. St. James. made a glorious setting for. the reception. to which 1.000 guests were bidden, os tensibly to view tho presents, but at the ssme time to meander through the gilded salons, the long gallery of old masters. and to listen to the Inspiring lilt of Scot tish airs which met ones ears on sides, for although Mr. Bingham belongs to the old Hibernian lamliy ot Lord Lu can. his bride Is a daughter of "High St. Clair." Mrs. Cecil Bingham, well known to Americans as Mrs. Chaunccy when she was one of tbe most noted hostesses in London high life for some years past,, at her beautiful mansion In Grosvenor place, gave a very successful entertain ment In honor of her only child. Miss Alice Chauncey, on the occasion of the Utters debut, and also for her youthful stepdaughter. Miss Lavlnla Bingham. The hostess was handsome In a white satin dress with draperies of Jade green tulle. A pearl rope encircled her throat, and was looped to one side of the cor sage with a rosette of diamonds. Miss Chauncey appeared In white satin with clusters of water lilies, her fair hair brushed away from her temples, a la pompadour. I have another Inquiry asking Flaneur for Information as to the names of the members of the House of Commons who have been honored with the blue ribbon or the Garter besides Sir Edward Grey, the British foreign secretary. There were four others. Hero they are: Sir Robert W-lpole, Lord North, Lord Castlereagh (afterward Marquis of Lon- donberry), and Lord Palmerston. The last member of the cabinet who "re ceived an extra Garter" (there being no vacancy, the twenty-five. Knights all be ing appointed), was Lord Derby, on whom Queen Victoria Insisted on con ferring the blue ribbon when his govern ment went out of office In June. l&I. FLANLCR. OmxifrU, ISCt by Ootat Gattnp BjBdkzla) York Julius Garfinkle & Co. WASHINGTON THESE splendid .stocks of new spring models com prise styles in which the woman of critical taste .will feel perfectly dressed wherever she goes modes so far removed from the commonplace that each garment in its way is a perfect example of the dressmakers' and tailors' art. -i F Street, STATESMEN, REAL AND NEAR. By FRED Newspaper In hand. Dr. Richard Bartholdt, member of Congress from St. Louis, leaned back in his chair the other evening, yawned, and remarked: "I wouldn't be surprised If the Repub licans get Into such a row at Chicago that the convention drags along for ten days or two weeks." "Oh-h!" gasped Mrs. Barthnldt from the other side of the center table when she heard her husband's Innocent re mark. "I don't see any reason for getting ex cited about it," said Bartholdt, looking around at her. "I was simply reading here in the paper that " "I had an experience once of waiting for a Chicago convention to coma til an erne- and It agitated me ti. think of It-that's all." explained Mrs. Bartholdt Then the Congressman remembered, and at the House the next day he told some friends a romantic tale. Here It Is- Bartholdt was sent to Chicago by a New Tork paper to report the convention of 1K0 that nominated Garfield. As soon as he learned he was going to Chi cago, he wrote to a young woman In St Louis that they might as well set their wedding date for the day after the con v entlon. as he could run right down from Chicago and save another trip West later on. She agreed, and her friends were all notified to be on hand at C o'clock on the day after the Chicago convention would adjourn. i JL But the convention Instead of lasting three days, as everybody had expected, dragged along for ten days. Bartholdt was In an awful predicament, lie knew how squeamish brides are about postpon ing weddings, but he had to stick on tbe Job for his paper. So. when he wasn't wiring dispatches to his paper, he was sending messages to the young woman In St. Louis to put the wedding off one more day. When he Anally reached St. Louis. Bartholin's resources falling under the Item of "cash on hand" were low. In con sequence of his long stsy In Chicago. But having had little experience In wed ding trips, Bartholdt thought he had plenty of money and set out bravely with his bride for Niagara Palls for In those days it was still permissible to go to Niagara Falls on athoneymoon Journey: In fact, unless one did so the wedding formalities were not considered regular. Two miles west of Albany, Bartholdt went back to the rear platform, looked through his pockets, purse, and stamp book, and found that he was down to 17 cents. Ills one hope was that h bride would not cry for food until they reached New Tork, so that he might have car fare. Just when he was getting encour aged she expressed a modest desire for a cup of codec. Bartholdt was glad It wasn't porterhouse steak, but even 10 cents for a cup of coffee knocked out his last chance of having carfare. At Jersey City he excused himself for a moment, rushed Into a saloon, laid his watch on the counter, and asked excit edly: "Can I get a dollar on It?" "Whatta you wanna dor' asked the barkeep. "Mine is a long story." said Bartholdt, "But I need a dollar, aud I need It quick. My brido awaits." "Here's a dollar." said the larkeep. "but take your ticker along. Pay me when you can." The following Sunday. Bartholdt. with two or three friends. Journeyed to Jersey City, where they repaid the kind barkeep many fold. Senator Warren tells IL A oung man got married, moved to Wyoming from Royal BAKING POWDER Absolutely Purm Used and praised by the most competent and careful pas try cooks, the world over The only Baking. Powder made from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar made from grapes Paris Dinner Gowns, Evening Gowns, Evening Wraps, Afternoon Wraps, Morning Frocks, Tailored Costumes, Tailor-made Suits, Trotting Suits, .Linen Suits and Dresses, Coats for Motoring, Driv ing, Tennis, Golf, &c, French Blouses, Tailored Waists, Silk Skirts, French Silk Petticoats, Paris Millinery, Tailored Hats, English Walking Hats. Corner - 13th C. KELLY. the Middle West, and took up a large tract of land, on Warren's recommenda tion, near the Shoshone Reservation. A, number of tbe more educated Indians In the neighborhood worked for him by the day, from time to tune. One morning he was called away to be gone all day, and his young, wife, being timid, locked herself In the house. An ' Indian came and knocked on the door, seeking employment, but the wife, think ing of stories she had read in her school history of Indian outrages, feared to opn the door At last she compromised by ralsing an upstairs window a couple of Inches and Inquiring what the man wanted. "You act frightened." observed the In dian, after learning that her husband wasn't around. "Yes; I do feel a little timid." admitted the woman. "You needn t be." said the Indian earn estly "There isn't a white roan within ten miles." Representative Ben Focht. of Tenns! vartia, went over into his district the other day and delivered a speech. It was a good speech, well fertilized with wis dom, and it made a hit. An old man who drove the Congressman to his train spoke In the highest terms of Vocht's effort "It's a pleasure to hear an educated man talk," the driver remarked, -.v lot of people might not understand all of them big words you used, but I liked 'em. Kl tell you one thing. Mrr Focht; a man's gotta bi able to read and write te get ahead of me." Speaker Clark's services were sought a -t-few months ago by a small Indiana town that was undertaking to put one ot those Chautauqua affairs over the plate. "We would like to know," the chalman of the committee inquired, "how intch you would charge to come and make ui a speech " Speaker Clark named his figure aid added: "I'll come and lectare. If possible, for that amount but it will be a lecture, you understand, and not a speech, 't charge money for lectures, but when I make a speech I make It for nothing." tOormrfit, ii br Fred r KeUj. AU rij!ts iti serted.) AHEHT MISSOURI. Fran the Birminsham .Vr"-I!erM. The Missouri hen 1 awaiting the pass ing of the houn' dawgs superior popu larity. Fran the Kansaa CHj Tunes, Missouri River navigation will be re sumed this month. Indications are them will be an abundance of water In the river this spring, and then some Prom the Nosark rttar. Spirit of that homely Missouri lj-rla has reached even the classic shades of Harvard. President LowclL with his cane, beat off a bull that was butlln' his dawg aroun'. Frun the Fhi!aikl(hla 11m. searching effort all over Missouri to find tbe author of the "Ozark dawg song" has miserably failed, and not much wonder. If oti hud written it. would you bo willing to say so? An Clnclnuntl rrs It. From the LouiMUIe CourierJoumal. The Houston Post's assertion that no body should drink coffe from a saucer meets with hearty response In Cincinnati, where the unanimous opinion is that it Is a ead waste of time to drink hot coffee. from a saucer when ou could be drink ing ioId beer from a schooner. I fe.;.4-,t. T 4 -j-