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No attention -will be paid to anony mom contributions, and no communica tions to the editor -win be printed ex cept QTer the name of the writer. hew Tori nrcraeotiHTC. J. a VILBI3Ui:0. SPECIAL AGrXCT. Brunawick BuUdlng. Ointo Rejatasstatlte, A. E. KIAXOR, TU Hartford Building. ithni Oty iteprcatntatlfr. & K. ABBOT. 13 Bartlett Bulltos. MONDAY. FEBRUARY M, 1911 Mexico's Disgrace. Another clima in conditions in Mexico was reached yesterday in the killing of Madcro and Suarcz, the de posed President and Vice President of the republic, and when the meager re ports fathered bj the rov eminent and the press were summed up last night, the aggregate of information was far from discouraging. However sinister and revolting were the circumstances of the death of the two men for whose security Provisional President Huerta was re ported to haL pledged Ins word, their taking off maj be lifted among the fortunes of war. and its result max be a crisis m which there will be a specdv issue for the Mexican govern ment, no matter in whose hands it is from its present disastrous conflict If thej were assassinated through the connivance or weakness of Huerta, that momentary victor mav be at once shown to be incompetent to rule the alreadt turbulent people. If Madcro and Suarcz were put to death with a definite purpose of using an unrelent ing force in gaining a permanent peace. Huerta and those allied with him mav be expected to have at last shown the mercilcssK uncompromis ing power which ha- been the ap parent need of Mexico The climax, whether it was induced In accident or deign, must strengthen the trust of the people of the United States in the President to guard the nation from the overt hostihtv which instamh would follow our taking the last step toward intervention Mr. Taft's wisdom and courage in this last great problem of hi- administration command praie which onli a later generation can give him in full meas ure Mam citizens who'c pcr-on-v or properties have suffered bv the gro-s di-ordcrs in Mexico have appealed to President Taft for "protection" of a vjrt whii.Ii could have been given onlj at the co-t of a national war. with the sacrifice ot more lues and wealth than the internal dissensions of the neigh boring republic have cot or will co-t Even more forceful, though not more convincing have been those jinptib i hed importunities of other nations who. having recognized the -pint if not the letter of the Monroe doctrine, look conficlcntlv lo the l mtcd Statc: for the protection of their interests, .is well as our on interest, in the New World republics to whom we nlav the irt of big brother The President in tin- affair has proven his greatne He has hown a nobler ioura;e than omc of the militant heroes whose war cry sound- more glorious! than the dis creeler counsels of peace If inter vention comes it will be nothing less than a bo-tile invasion from which the armies of thr United States mav withdraw only when Mexico is ful restored to peace and order and has discharged her full obligations both to the United States and to the other nations whose interests we muu pro tect Until that dire necessity comei, the people ot the United States should not onlv praise but support their President in preserving peace. labor in this country and in Europe have done the same thing. It is. also claimed that quite a number of our national legislators are inclining toward the re tirement view, as they realize that such a law is necessary to perfect the merit system. Within the past tea ears twenty two railroad companies of this coun try ard more' than one hundred of our industrial corporations and commercial institutions have established pension sv stems for their aged employes, as a re ward for long and faithful service. The innovation has proven a splendid in vestment, because it has resulted in more profitable return in the shape of greater efficiency. True, there are cer tain governments that did not have to find a way out of the difficulty of what to do with such of their servants who gave the best part of their lives to the service of their country. We speak of nations having compul sory military service which, of itself, provides life positions for soldiers who have been in active service for a cer tain number of vears and have been discharged ftonorablv. Continental Europe is full of such people, who, after being with the colors say nine vears, are thus at a comparatively carlv age provided for for the rest of their lives, marry' and raise families in the security of the knowledge that, so long as thev behave and give no cause for removal, there is nothing under the sun that can oust them from their berth, and who enjoy the reward granted by a grateful government at first, vet, it seems, has its good sides as well. Wc do not propose to enter into a discussion as to whether a govern mental civil service position is a sine cure or not, an opinion which is ad vanced by a good manv. To us it is implv a question of allowing men and women to spend the best vears of their lives in departmental offices and then to cnd them adrift in their de clining davs without adequate provi sion Looked at from this point of view, -omcthing ought to be done, and wc arc glad to note that the coming convention is to take up the matter and sift it thorough! Civil Pensions or No Cml Pensions. A conference and a convention com poicd of representatives of all Fed- eral civil service employes has been railed and will be held in the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce of this :ity, early in ApnL for the purpose of forming a national organization to de vise ways and means to provide for the retirement of superannuated govern ment employes. Different plans are to be submitted at the meeting for solving the retire ment problem and it is to be hoped, in the interest o'f speedy success, that the views of the different representa iives may be merged into concrete form and that a plan will be agreed upon that will be just and equitable to the Federal government as well as to the implojes The men claim that adequate pro vision for the retiring of superannuated civil service employes of the govern ment is essential to efficiency and economy in departmental work. Each Civilized nation of the world, with the sole exception of the United States, ilrtady has adopted this policy in one way or another, and we have had oc casion to read in the news columns of the daily press that large employers of Telling Argument for Uniform Laws. The St Paul Pioneer Press has an meriting comparison on the impor tance of uniform law ing advocated bv the American Bar Association, together with the penalties imposed in the different States for variou- crimes To begin with, it records that the crime of burglar in the first degree l- punished in almost as many differ cnt wavs as there are States A crim inal convicted of this crime in the first degree mav escape with a minimum sentence of one year in more than a dozen State He could not get less than ten vears in Minnesota He could not get more than seven vears in Cali fornia The former State'- minimum is the maximum in Man land bur glar mav be sentenced to life in Flor ida, Iowa. Maine. Massachusetts, Ohio, Rhode Island and South Carolina He mav be sentenced to death in Dela ware. Louisiana. North Carolina or Virginia man mav go to Californn and comma burglar in the first degree and the worst punishment that could be imposed upon him would be the least that he could get if he had forged a check for $r in Oklahoma. Similar variations in the law s and punishments exist in regard to other crime-, all of which are as confusing as the arc illogical Forgery should be forger and the punishment the same in anv State in the Union. The amc should be true in respect to the laws rchting to other subject. The variation in regard to crimes i- not so important as to that rclat laws of marriage and divorce, some phrases of commercial transactions and other subjects in which there is direct conflict and resulting confusion. A LITTLE NONSENSE TITBUIESULT. Some girls last week In council met And said In accents clear ( They'd wed no man who didn't get 10.000 plunks a year. If ou earn that much, ypu will pass. Be lined up, as It were. But that lets out us chaps, alas, Who live on thirty per. Well should those damsels steadfast be And withstand Cupid's raids, . I guess that we will shortly see A surplus of old maids. A Great Tlelp. This parcel post facilitates shipping country sausage to the country. The Helpful Thing. "Join our girl scouts, for grown up girls." "What Is the object?" "To teach girls the basic things of life: all the leads In auction bridge, for instance." TTatrd lo Bring Dunned. "We've had r fine winter, so far." "Yes. but we'll pay for It later." "Well, if the weather authorities can collect an thing from me, all right" .No Lonirr ftasged. "I see Mrs. Longstrect offers to raise C3.0TO for Gen. Slrkles from among the ragged follower of Lee." 'So I skx But sonic of Lee's ragged followers have managed to acquire a few clothes since the war." Siena of Life. ' In all thr timber on the man We see the signs of running sap. And Indications tell us that Tls stirring In the baseball bat A Fatal Habit. Are any absconders raught and brought back"" Most of 'em It's onli a Question of time when tliev begin to mall home souvenir post cards" February SI In History. Fehruor "I. IVS Henry VIII has the hiccoughs nil daj. February l. 1172-Richard the Lion Hearted glvri a chafllng-dlsh party to a few friend Modern Childhood. ' I-ittlo nov, do sou know the story of Cinderella ' "I w her onco In a musical comedv. hut the production had ni plot or story to rjirak of " NATION'S MEN OF AFFAIRS IN CARTOON To the Ant for Wladom. from th -t. pul PKmwc Pim. A cook, being annojed b the depre dations of ant?, put a pie In the pantry 5helf. surrounded It nlth a thick circle of molasses and awaited developments i nv came in the shape of fullj 500 rd nnts, led b an ant larger than any other. When lie came to the moljiin he hilted anil held a eonsultttlon with a small detachment from the main arm) such as arc be-f" Kach OIle ,,"lrr'd a placo wh're the ream ot molasst-s was narrowest, the leader making a tour of Inspection, and men all the nnts made their way to a hole In the wall uhere the plastering was loo'e Harh ant took a tlnj piece of plaster, and t and fro they went from nail hole to the molasses for two hours un til they hid thrown a bridge across Then they formed In lire, marched, over, and oon every member of the arrov nai contentedly eating pie Wlnclr.a Chlekrns et. Irom tne Xnr Ink HitiH Relief for neighbors who do not keep chickens Is promised In a new breed of wingless fowl on the way at John son Coursen's poultrj farm at New ton. N J. Without even the Intimation of a wing, these chickens will be un able to ewape from their owner by flving over fences Into neighbors' lawns and garden thus removing al mot the last obstacle to a suburban millennium Coursen has a barred rb mouth Rock hen nine months old. which Is com mencing to lay eCg She has not the last sign of a wing on either side of her otherwise normal bodx S1(. CJin walk In a dignified manner, hut when she trle to run she loes her balance and grrates like a rudderless vessel Coursen Is saving the lien's nrim. and will trr to hatch them as the be ginning of a breed of wingless chlck- rne experiment Is belnir -natrhed rloal- hv noultrvmen of Northern Jcrev fJHsmiBiaTasssssssssssssssssk SssssssssHI' VflgRO CtUB IlMlFllfll M RATESHZV SEAL AISaZAlJ Br FRED C KEIXT. CUNO H. RUDOLPH, rrealdrnt nonrd at C-omniliiJonrrf VK j5rns& stokv or racntsi wai5Ujore'2L--0 thC rf By the PRESmENTEI-KCT. f, Back to Mount Vernon on Christmas Ere, 1783 Since 1775 Washington Had Seen Little of the Old Familiar Places Rebukes His Nephew, Land Washington, for Buying Off the British Marauders at Mount Vernon Washington Finds Virginia a State, with Benjamin Harrison Its Gorernor. The Divorce "Proctor." The State of Kansas, at the vcrj iront 01 an sorts ot progressivism, among other novelties boasts of an of ficial with the unique title of "Divorce Proctor," whose business it is to seek out and confer with those couples who apply for a separation and, if pos sible, to use his best efforts to dis suade them from such a course. Kansas grants a divorce for a v car's desertion, cruelty, fraud, felony, phy sical incapacity, habitual drunkenness and gross neglect of duty. Unions be tween first cousins also are prohibited But the proctor's official report names as the underlying, the basic causes which contribute to marital infelicity, such things as poor cooking, motor cars, hotel life, militant advocacy of woman suffrage and nagging, all of which cause intolerable friction. Yet the reasons why husband and wife want to retract their marital ob ligations cannot alwa$ be exactly ex pressed, as it is quite difficult some times to find the precise verbal defini tion for an aversion. The woman who stated "that she had just list her taste for her husband," has come nearer a universal troth than she knew, and this tells the tale in any number of instances. It is not always cruelty or selfishness, or worse, that leads married persons to throw off their chains, it is only too often the. dis covery of uncongenial temperaments and a progressive estrangement rather than a distinct line of complaint. The lesson is as old as the hills. "Marriage contracted in hatte, will be repented at leisure," Many Kinds of stngar. n Lel!o VTrrMr. Thre s lots of Ignorance floating around about the thinrs we eat. enerl! Ij the sweet thing called .'near, for there Is not one, hut many sugars varying one irom tne otner in certain ouallti There is a sugar from the cane, from me neet anil the maple There li sugar called glucose and tnother called frurtofe. whlrh when combined are In vert sugir One or both of these rugar are universally distributed The are to be found In all fruits. When cane sugar has been boiled with an acid or cream of tartar in the making of candy It li changed into glucose In the human s tern all starch Is digested Into this glu cose. Also this Is the starch which gives the sweetness to commercial glucose, which, when made from the starch of the corn, is Known as corn sirup, and when made from starch of the potato has been called potato sirup Then there Is the sugar of milk. TIItT LITTLE WORD "IF" I THE WW. (After Dr rYiibir 1 II Itwjtrs fre all hrmrvt. IP -r knoir ht Ihejr lo IThtt little onl Ir" In the war). IP they knew "law pmanus," IF thrr were more trim (That little word IF tn the war.) IP thttr adriro they are prise Would comfort cur brine. That uttlo wont IF out of tha way. That little word IF. thit troubleioma IF. That word aery ranch in the way; That ndrauj word IP. that rtubhorn wort IF, rieaao talo liUle IF oot the way. IP their demands cre lesa prcaaiag. Their work leaa dKrwrine. (That little word IF in the way.) IF they were not for the wealthy, Ckaporatlooa unhealthy. (That litUe word IF In the way.) IF soma had no pun Of a political toot That litUe nord IF out of the way. That little wool IF. that trostlmme IF, That word aery nruch In our way; That tkaoua word IF. that stubborn word IF, I-leaae take little IF out the way. IF they would a liUle hurry To lejaeal our worry. (That little word IF tn the way.) - IF the bad were all jood. IF tlier did a they ahoull. (That little word IF In the way.) We'd Hire in eloaer On a miuimt and orer. That httle word IF out of the way. That little word IF. Ihat troablraoma IF, That word aery much In our way; That -idoua word IF, that atubbcrn word IP Really I frar It to aay. tike the bad lawyer. It'a with us to atay! February g. ! A. BRAND A Sign nf Spring", From Judge. "Oh. mother, spring-Is here!" "How do you know. Willie? Did vou see a, roblnT" No; I saw a bunch of ball players on their wayi to catch a twin for ths South." (Corersbt. If. It Harrr & Bra All rishta re. (OorjTlsht. IJIJ by McOurr Xcwnaip-r Syndicate.) NO. 43. On Christmas Eve, 1TS3. Washington was onco more at Mount Vernon, to re sume the life he loved more than victory and power. He had a zest for the means and the labor of succeeding, but not for the mcro content of success. He put tbe Revolu tion behind him as he would have laid aside a book that was read; turned from It as quietly a he had turned from re ceiving the surrender of Comwallls at Yorktown Interested In victor not as a pageant and Held of glor. but only as a means to an end He looked to And very sweet satisfac tion In the pcu.co which war had earned, as sufficient a "cope fer his powers at home as In the field Once "More a V, Irglulnn. Once more he would be a v. Irpinlan. and Join his strength to his neighbors' i all the taeks of good citizenship He had seen nothing of the old familiar places since that far-awa) spring of the car K75. when he had left his farming and hlF fox hunting, amid rumors of war. to attend the congress which was to send him to Cambridge. He had halted at Fredericksburg, Indeed, with the Count de Rochambeau. two jears ago, ere he followed his arms- from "tork to its posts upon the Hud "on Mr Iewls. his sister, had returned one dav from vlltlng a neighbor In the quiet town to look In astonishment upon officer's horiej and attendants at her door, and had entered to llnd her be loved brother stretched upon her own bel within, sound asleep In his clothe". Ilko a bo returned from hunting Tmiea III. Slather to n nail. There had been a formal ball given, too. In celebration of the victory, before the French officers and the commander-in-chief left Treilcrlcksburg to go north ward again, and Washington hid had the Jo of entering the room In tho face of the gai company with his aged mother on his arm. not a whit bent for all her seventy-four scars, and as1 nnlet as a queen at receiving the homage of her son s comrades-in-arms He had got his Imperious spirit of com mand from her. A servant had told her that "Mars George" had put up at the tavern. "Go and tell George to rome hero In stantly," she had commanded, and he had come, masterful man though he was. j He bad fell erry old affection and ver old nlleglance renew Itself as he saw former neighbors crowd around him, and th.it little glimpse of Virginia had refreshed him like a tonic deeply, and as if It renewed his ver nature, as onlj a silent man can be refreshed. But a few davs In Frederlckburg and at Mount Vernon then had been only an Incident of rainpalKnlng, only a grateful pause on a march. Back, to Private Lit. Now at last ho had come bark to keep his home and be a neighbor again, as he had not been thce nine vears it was not tho same Virginia, nor even Ihe eame home and neighborhood he had gone from, that Washington came back to when the war was done He had left Mount Vernon in the core of I.und Washington, his nephew, while the war lasted, and had not forgotten amid all his letter writing to send sea sonable directions and maintain a con stant oversight upon the management of his estate rteliukea Ills Nrphrrr. It was rart of his cenlua to llnd time for everv thing, and Mount Vernon had suffered something less than the ordi nary hizard and neglects of war. It had suffered less upon one occasion. In deed, than Hi proud owner could have found It in his heart to wish. In the spring of 171 several British ves sels had come pillaging within the Poto mac, and the anxious I.und had regaled their officers with refreshments from Mount Vernon to bu them off from mis chief 'It would have been a less pain ful circumstance to me," his uncompro mising uncle had written him, ' to havo heard that, in consequence of your non compliance with their request, they bad burned ml bouc and laid tho plantation In ruin ou ought to have considered jourself as my representative ' Kept thoiish It vras from harm, how ever, the placr bad suffered many thing for lack of his personal care There was some part of the task lo be over again that had confronted him when be cainn to take possession of the old planta tion with his bride after the neglects) of the French war Hut Virginia was more cbanged than Mount Vernon. Ho had left It a colony. at odds with a ro.val Governor, he re turned to find It a State, with Iteujamln linrrison, that stout gentleman and good planter, for Governor, by the free suf frages of bis fcllow-Vlrginlans There had been no radical break with tho aristocratic traditions of the past. Mr. Harrison's handsome seat at Lower Brandon lay where the long reaches of the James marked the oldest regions of Virginia's life upon broad, half-feudal estates; where there were good wine and plate upon tho table, and gentlemen kept old customs bright and honored in the observance. A Great Change In affairs. But tho face of affairs had greatly changed, nevertheless. The old genera tion of statesmen hail passed away, al most with the colony, and a j ounger gen eration was In the saddle, notwithstand ing a gray-haired figure here and there. Ittchard Bland had died in the ear of tho Declaration: Pel ton Randolph had not lived to see It. Edmund Pendleton, after presiding over Virginia' making as a State, as chair man of her Revolutionary Committee of Safety, was now withdrawn from active affairs to the bench, his fine figure marred by a fall from his horse. Ills old power as an advocate transmuted Into the cooler talents of the judge. Patrick Henrv. the ardent leader of the Revolution, had been chosen the State's first Governor, in the jear of the Decla ration of Independence: three ears later Thomas Jefferon had succeeded him In office, the philosophical radical of times nf change; the choice of Mr. Harrison had but completed the round of the new variety in affairs. Te-morreiTIn the ahadoar of Hla Oarn Vine and Flat Tree. THE OPEN FORUM Where Latin Cornea In. To the Editor In an otherwise very excellent reference to my lecture on "Vocational Education." delivered on Friday night !at at the Y M. C. A.. jour Saturday Issue made me say "Latin a delusion. It Is useless." It would be ImposIbl for me to take such a stand In an hour's talk qn the child and Its rights to a useful life. I endeav ored to show certan phases of mental training that did not prepare for a life of manual work, the lot of the majority. In that connection I showed how Latin came Into the curriculum of the polite. but was not regarded a a preparation for life. The summing up of the lecture was op timistic as to the great changes going on In the educational field. r. nnosvrrAOR dawe. THE BASS DRUM Or GEORGE FITCH, Awthur of "At Good Old Stsraik." The bass drum Is an instrument for making condensed thunder and Is a nec essary part of all brass bands. Tho bass drum is larger than the bass horn and sticks out more In front, mak ing It more difficult to wear. In fact. It Is the most difficult piece of wearing apparel in existence. A bright man can learn to play the bass drum In three lessons, but It takes him a ear to learn how to wear It, Even a man with meager knowledge of music can read the score for the bass drum and can Insert a bang Into the melody nt the ps) etiological moment. But to learn how to do it while pushing the said drum down the street, beating up with against a heavy wind, and turning narrow corner with an automobile on one side and a street lamp on the other Is a different matter. Very few bass drummlsts get Into trouble from Olavlnff off thA lrft. hilt hundreds nt amateurs, who' have harnessed them sieves to a drum aa big as a voting precinct, have run Into the solo cornet 1st from behind with the thing In the middle of a triple-tongue solo and have retired from the band by request. Tho bass drum consists of two large leather heads stretched over a cylinder shaped like a napkin ring magnified 1 000 diameters. Thla produces a large reverberating Interior and when the head of the drum is caressed with a. large headed club, the output of sound 1 immense- The poorer the rest of the band la the harder the bass druramlst must woak. Often a good bass drum-' mist with a strong wrist can conceal the rest of the band from tho public ear entlrelj which accounts for the com parative safety of so many minstrel bands. The bass drum ts seldom called urjon to produce solos, yet those who have never seen a Highland drummer playing H a election and Juggling with hla drum sticks at the same time, have mined one of Nature's finest Httle. cataclysms. (OomrkM. UU. by Gaonra llaiitw Adaam) HOW TO ADDRESS THE TITLED. The London Mall 1 ear Book Ilelpa Solve Social nlfficnltlrs. Fnan the London Vlail 1 ear Bock. Social difficulties often arle concern ing the way In which one should speak and write to titled persona The fol lowing are a few of correct usage ex amples- The King. "Your Majesty" and "Sir." "His Most Gracious Majesty the King" The Queen: "Your Majcstv ' and "Ma'am." "Her. Most Gracious Majesty the Queen " Prince of Wales. "Your Roval High ness" and "Sir." "H. R. H. the Prince of Wales" Royal Princess: ""Your Roal High ness and 'Ma'am." "II. R, H. Princess Lord Lieutenant of Ireland: "Your Excellency." "His Excellency the Ixrd lieutenant. Archbishop: "My Lord Archbishop' and "Your Grace." "Hla Grace the Archbishop of .' Bishop: "My Lord" and "Your Lord ship." "The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of .' Duke: "My Lord Duke" and "Your Grace." "His Grace tho Duko of . Duchess: "Madam" and "Your Grace. "Jler Grace the Duchess ot ." It is not usual to reiterate the more formal title after the first use of it- So the second mode of reference Is added. For instance, while a speech delivered to the sovereign would begin: "Your Majesty," or "May It please your Majestj," In subsequent references "Sir" would be emplojed. Below each title is added the form of address for directing correspondence. Peer's Gnest "Sharpened Teeth." lYtan the New York American. Sir George Lionel Prescott, Bart, who came over last week and Is stopping at the Rltx-Carlton Hotel. Is a popular young man about town In London He has an Inexhaustible store of after-dinner stories, and there is hardly anything that doea not "remind him' nf a rairlnna pr. fperlence. yesterday Lord rrescott went out to buy a toothbrush. "That reminds me," ho said, "ot a house party I was giving in Scotland. One of my guests kept us waiting for dinner, to I sent Donald, a new and In experienced boiv upstairs to tell him dinner had been announced. Donald came back with the message thsi the gentle Synopsis of preceding chapters War ren Worth Bailey, a young; man who later on Is going to represent the 'Johnstown, Pa., district in the Sixty-third Congress, Is running a small newspaper at Carlisle, Ind , and 1 the youngest editor In the Hoosler state. In due season he will be editor of the first paper devoted to Henry Qeorga's single tax propaganda and at the time of his election to 'Congress ha will be editor and proprietor of the Johns town Democrat. Just now, however, hi Is busy printing things about the people of CarllsK Ind. One day he publishes a sensational little story about a man and a girl. The man Is greatly exercised when he tm a copy ot Bailey's paper, and declares he will kill the editor Just as soon aa he can get around to It Everybody who knows him says he -will do It, too. will no one save the future Congressman: Synopsis of this chapter: Scene Is laid on quiet street of Carlisle Ind. Tlallev. the young editor. Is seated on doorstep of a doctor's office near his newspaper hop. For first time In his life Bailey is carrying concealed weapons. Across the street Is the man who has deter mined to kill him. Tbe man changes his course and starts to walk diagonally across to where Bailey Is sltUne. In. stantly all the townfolk about there cease their simple tasks to see what la gotna to happen. The barber, the grocer, the saddler across the way. the druiaiai I down the street, the 'squire all have high nopee oi witnessing a tragedy. Along a nearby hitching rack are strung a row of villagers, peasants, school children and professional eye-witnesses But no one says a word. Young Bailey sits there, calmly, with one hand in his side coat pocket, clutched firmly to a "gun." Ha has been warned to take no chances with the man now walking toward him Ah. but some one Is going to regret this day! The two men look straight at each other, Bailey makes up his mind to wait until the moment when the man's foo touches the curb. And then Nearer and nearer comes the man. walking casually but firmly. He Is only fifteen feet away now ten feet five feet. One more step and he touches ths curb! But h- does not take the fatal step. Instead, when within a single step ol the curb, his nerve falls. He turns sud denly and walks back across the street, and out of sight. Young Bailey, who hss been stead? enough 'til the man turns away, find himself as limp as a rag. Innocent by standers, who lost out on seeing a trag edly, come up, nevertheless, to offer con gratulations on the way he kept hla nerve. Synopsis of next chapter: The man who was going to kill the youne editor leaves town and does -not return for a long time. When he comes back, he Is as friendly with Bailey as a stray dog nut neither refers to the day when one more step meant somebody getting killed. Tom Ileflln. the prominent antl-suf-fragist, walked over to Billy Kent In the House chamber the other day and re marked: "I want to congratulate vou women'i suffrage Congressmen on those hanners ou're going to carry In the big parade March 1" "What banners? I don't know any thing about any banner"." replied Kent. "Why." says Ileflln. "I understand that jou fellows who expect the women to vote for vou are going to havo ban ners saying: "A vote for women is a v ote for us." When Representative Curtis Grerr. of Pennsylvania, sent his son James oft to college he sent also this letter to the faculty: "You have my permission to teach. James whatever jou think best, from ancient languages to veterinary surgery, but I draw the line at one thing I re fer to botany. It you undertake tn teach mj. ton botany I'll well. 1 11 sim ply have to "make other arrangement, that's all." A colored man down in Representative Stanlev's district In Kentucky was Just back frm a sojourn at the penitentiary, where ho spent a 3 ear or two for steal ing. "It done me a lot of good. Mlstah Stan lev." tho man said. "That stav up there made a Christian nlggah out o' me. If I'd gon9 on the way I was goln" I'd ha" ended up bv glttln' sent the' fo" life. Aa It 'tis now. I wouldn't touch nothln" that didn't h long to me. even If I waai stahvln.' Why. Mistah Stanley, rd cross the street to avoid pasjln" a lo-cent piece somebody's dropped on the sidewalk." Nick Longworth declares he. got this right from a friend of his whoe wife favors equal suffrage. "I don't mind getting ud and flxlnar mv own breakfast" the man said "If my wife wishes to go about to suffrage meet ings from early morn 'til ct of sun. that's her own affair. I've been coming home from work tired and olcklnc- un what I could find for dinner, and washed hes and put the voune-ster tn bed. and not one word of complaint have I uttered But when my wife nut a lot of pink ribbons through my night shirt. I made up my mind that the thlnir ar being carried too far." Itt-rrrliht. WU. by rnd C, Kelly. AO rljhu re- To Shed Silence. Prom tbe Putaburj DUnatch. Nervous persons and even those not so nervous, who would like now and then to enjoj the blissful experience of hav ing "silence like a poultice come to heal the hlons of sound' may yet be able to turn on silenco Just as they do light At least, that Is tho delightful hope held out for realization within five years bv Hiram Maxim, the Inventor of the gun silencer. It will, he promises, "shed silence Just as a lamD sheds Harht le will make It possible for an invalid to sleep next to a boiler factory, a busi ness man tn eliminate the noise of his tjpcwrlter and possibly even enable ths suburban resident to watch a motorcycle go past without an instinctive wish for a gun. It is needless to suggest the Incalcu lable benefit this would be In hospitals or to Isolated Invalids, to night workers who try to sleep daytime, and to the nerves of humanity generally. Mr. Max. im has not jet perfected his invention, but he stakes his reputation that it will be available within five years. Mean. time, he Is working -on- a silencer for locomotive exhausts, safety valves and stationary engines, which he has assur ance will be supported by an anti-noise bill to be adopted by the public utilities commission of a large tSate. The Tibetan Bible. From TU Btta. The Kah-gyur, or Tibetan Bible, con sists of 10s volumes of 1,000 page each, containing- 1.0SJ separate books. Each of the volumes wHah in lynma and forms a package 2E inches long. 8 Inches broad, and 8 Inches deep. This Bible requires a dozen yaks for lis transport, and the carved wooden blocks from which It is printed need rows of houses, like a city, for their storage, -A tribe of Mongols paid 7,oo oxen lor a copy or this Bible. In addi tion to the Bible, there are I3S vol-' umes of commentaries which are neces-i sary for Its understanding. There is). also a large collection ot revelations which supplement the Bible. A Shine. ftoos Judge. "You say Motleigh shines nrtth-a-r.. fleeted lightT' man was just inarpenujg ni LtA." "Yes; he Is a platteritt.'' V && , -& j-ljhJ&fl .MS,- ssjas