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FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 11107* ENORMOUS COST OF KEEPING THE CRIMINAL POOR. Prof. Charles J, DUBhnoll, of Wash Inglon, D. C, some time ago made the startling statement that this country Is going eventually Into bankruptcy because (if the enormous expenditure.; That are bolng made, for (he criminal paupers and the vicious Clausen of population. He says that the Federal and slate governments and private In Rtltlltlona are spending the Immense sum ur $0,000,000,000 annually for this class of "undesirable citizens," while the annual Increase of the national wealth Is only $5.000,000,000. The fly urea were disputed by a number of persons who make a study or such matters, and now Prof. Hltshnoll Is out with a second statement In which bo makes an elaborate and careful calculation to substantiate his first assertions, lb- first sets forth the fact that hla laMes are based oh In? formation from 07 different govern? ment and private institutions which, nhow that 10,000,000 people ol the United Slates, or oneeigath of the population, are plunged In a condi? tion of such poverty that thoy are unable to sustain themselves In n statt of physical efficiency, and something more, than 4,000,000 of them are pub 11c paupers; that In 1890, which wni one or tho prosperous years, IH pel cent of all tho people ot the State ol New York had to apply for chnrltnbll roller;that In 190:1, 14 per cent, of al the families in the borough of Man hattan were evicted und that ahonl 10 per cent, of all who die have l patippr'a grave. Moreover he nasortt that the Federal statistics establhd the fact that tho average wage of tlu unskilled workman throuKho.it th< country "la less than the sclent if U minimum necessary for maintaining the average worklngmnn's family It physical efficiency,'? and this, he be llcve-H, Is responsible for the (act thai the last three censuses of the Pullet Slates show that the insane Incrensi faster proportionately than the popu lotion. ? According to tho official reporls ol State and Fedornl institutions, Prof Uiishncll writes, there are at tin present time under continuous churl table care fj.OOO.OPO dependents lnclud ing paupers, insane, blind, dumb and Indigent, representing a dead los; every year equal to the total woaltl invested in colleges, universities and technological schools. One of the chiel sources of this abnormal dependonci Is the vast number ot accidents occur ring to the persons employed In tlu Industries, estimated at more than I, 1)00,000 a year, and ntioiit 90 per cent or which cause the families of the Injured to be thrown upon public charity. What Prof. Bushnell regards ns the most ominous fact; disclose! by the statistics is the steady in crease of poverty nnd crime In th< twenty year period from lSSa to 1905 during which time suicide increase! five tlmea ns fast as the population murders Increased three times as fast nnd two-thirds of all the crime am dlHorder were connected with drunk enness, which Is rapidly increasing ns the consumption of Intoxlcatlnj MQUOra In the last twenty-seven yean has Increased from eight gallons t( more than twenty gallons for even man, woman and child In tho Unlto? States. Prof. nuBiiuuU'a reputation as a etat Six Months One Ycur , One Month Three Mnnthn $ .B0 $1.25 $3. CO .ir.oo Istlcan Is high aim] be is regarded I an a man o( great ability by all Who! know ti I in and bis work. lb' says that he Is more than willing thai the tables which ho has prepared should receive careful scrutiny, the most rigid analysis and the closest comparison with the Information upon which they are based. Prof. Bush noil Is evidently not the sort of a man who rushes into print because ho wauls to have a seven day's sensa? tion and the figures he quotes are of such a startling character that It would seem as If they deserved the enreful consideration and study of those who are devoting themselves to tho Improvement of sociological conditions. FOR THE DEFENSE OF THE COAST The plan Id make Port Monroe the great center of Oyi <rf.onslvo scheine for a belter and stronger defense of. our coast Is 1n 1 no with the Idea of i-A' government to continue tho work Of progress of our coast defense ar? tillery which lias made notable strides the past few years. This branch of the lighting service of the country Is or a highly specialized character and it rs almost Impossible for depart, men I commanders to inspect und su? pervise Intelligently. This fact has lead General Murray, chief of artil? lery, to recommend that the coast de? fence branch of the service ho or? ganised as a distinct corps. For oh-| vlous reasons the utmost cooperation Is necessary be; ween the navy and the coast artillery, each arm of the bi r vice having Its respective /.ones of harbor conitrol, and on this account It. Is suggested that wiHori (ho coast dofense has been completely organ? ized as it distinct corps It would bo well to transfer It to the navy. The efficiency of the national do feilst bus been greatly promoted by the development of the coast artillery, a branch of the service which appears to have excited exceptional enl-liusl asm ami produced corresponding re? sults. V ihas been a badly neglected blanch of the service but belter days are coming tar it. Attorney Qouernl Bonaparte Is com? ing in for considerable adverse criti? cism for the flippant style he uses In discussing highly Important quos lions, lie had a similar way of dis? posing of matters IWat came before htm while he was .Secretary of tno Navy, but he did not get quite as much attention when bo discussed In a light vein matters regarding the Navy as wtlion be uses the same kind of language in discussing tho prose? cution of a trust, or corporation. The Attorney Uonoral ban a sardonic look and ho keeps pace with his appear ntlCO by sarcastic comments upon any? thing that may be under considera? tion. Chicago University has some re? markable men on Its faculty and-there Is something radically wrong wtfori one or two bhom cannot got their names In public print nearly every day. One of them Is now out with the declaration that Japan Is tho most wonderful country In tho world and could hawj whipped America, England or Oormnny just as easily as she did Russin. Prom a long range it Is dif? ficult to tmdorsinnd why some men are retained oh university faculties. Nothing could better illustrate the fact (bat it he Cuba of today, politi? cally, Is practically the same Cuba Cat (took up arms against Spain In is:):, than ?be proposal to celebrate tho first anniversary of the Insurrec? tion of 190C-?an event that cost Cuba her newly won independence through American intervention and gave em? phasis to the dissensions of her people rather th'.in to national unity. FMmond Rostand who has written many good th'.ngs In bis day, among them Cyrano de Bogrorac, Is Inflicted with a dementia which leads him to destroy his manuscript as fast as he writes. The public would bo Just as well satisfied f a lot more wrtiers were afflicted In the name wny. The late Emperor of Keren alim? ented in a hurry and It was believed thai he was a fool for quitting ''is Job but later developments show that ?he wa:i not quite the chump be was pictured. Ills last official act was to reach Into ithb country strong box and take out $400,000 which too placed In bis own private money bags. One in ratlhor inclined to doubt that New York Is the financial center when We read that It has $4,500,000 unpaid bills with only $100,000 in the treas? ury. Mrs. John A. Logan waited two houi-r the oPlor day in the outer of fico of the Secretary of War and ?ben did not see him. The mutations of time bring surprises. If Wall street were the only suf fere.r from the Roost volt policy mighty little the country would care. WITH THE PARAGRAPHERS Pino young son or a gun, Hint, at Hs'.on. - St. Lollla Tillies. Confidence isn't none, bul tho i>l?>us niultl-iulllloualre confldenco name is. Pfltsburg Press. Cheap stocks can he deflate n bwoI Ion fortune ttlioill as ipiick as any? thing.?Chicago News. Wo don't know what the ? soul hl-s" In, hut if It is any Improvement on tho Not'blorsolo, trot It along.?Kansas City Post. It Is really n reflection It lion Wall Sti'-ct that prosecutions (or criminal practica should priduce a panic.?At? lanta Journal. The small boy Is apl to wonder why! the young man had the shoulders of | Ills coal padded Instead of the Boot! of his trousers.-?Evening Wisconsin. The nowly discovered corset trust will hnvo n splendid obhnco to show Its ntnylng powers when the official trust busters got after II.?Washing-! Ion Post. In his Pilgrim speech at Province ii ti'J) President rcfrallnoxl from reference to Plymouth Hock as Hie, original standpatter.?New York World. Annapolis reports latest form of midshipmen's hazing Is "plo-rnco.". Probably misprint tor proper study of piracy.?Philadelphia North Ameri? can. Tnft does not believe In goverh-l monl ownership of railroads. Is there any dnngor of that becoming an Is?-, sue next year??Philadelphia Inquirer. The WOrBl hasn't come yot. Doforol the 1908 election .we shall probably have the sonwnlr postal card enn vas.? New York Mall. How about the rest of the entries'.' Are they all "dead Himers" for ItCOSO veil??New York Sun. Football In Shakcipeare'o Tims. Pl?l William Shakespeare ever look on ut u game of football or Join in' one? asks the Herald of Strntford-on Avon. J. 10. Vincent, the author of a book on Berkshire highways riutl by? ways, found at North Morcton In the register then1 an entry of a murder i done by one "ould (Iunter," says the Herald. "Ould Hunter," It seems, was n football player, or, at any rate. Ids sons were players, for they and some follows named QrogOrtOB "fell together by the years (ears) nt football. Ould (?unter drew bis dagprcr nnd broke booth their heades, nnd they died booth within a fortnight after." Savage old man! There was bud blood over foot? ball even then. TIiIh murder was In Shakespeare's time, In 150S, and foot? ball must have been long played then. In later days Charles II. dismissed football "as mentor for laming than making able the players thereof." Tho Qamocock of tho Mnrlborough. The gamecock of the Mnrlborough on the 1st of June, 1781, had been pre? sented to Lord Lennox, who placed bliu In a walk, where he strutted "with u silver collar around bis nock." lio deserved the honor, for In a degree he saved the ship. She was being raked fore and ufl. The captain was wound? ed, and many officers, Including .Mi? chael Beyniour, who lost his arm (after? ward tho great frigate captain), From Ills son. Canon Sir John Seymour, I have oft heard how the men were go? ing down on all aides und leaving their guns, when tho cock mounted tho stump of the mast and crowed, an omen picked up In an Instant by tho first lieutenant, who cried: "Puck to your guim, men! Pack to your guns! While WO live we'll crow:" And back the men went and fought like mune cocks until relief came.?British Naval . Chronicle, Ho Knows How Adam Felt. A young man was taken to a hos? pital and suffered the removal of o rib. When he cnillO to himself ho \vn3 told what had been done and seemed sntlstled. Shortly after he drop[>ed Into n semiconscious state nml kept calling for "the woman." For two days he was delirious and frequently J ' called for "the woman." "I want to j see the woiuiin," he kept snylng. At' last the nurse In desperation snld. "Well, I'm the woman." Tho man looked nt her critically from top to too and said, "Who would hnvo thought that they could have made such a pret? ty girl qfit of one of my ribs." And then he settled back on his pillow, nnd when he nwoke again ho was la his right mlltd and was liettor. Tho Wily Fox. A story is related In Pulley's Maga? zine of a rector of a parish not far from Oxford, who as ho was walking across some Heids heard tho cry of hounds. The pack ran Into an adja? cent Held, nnd presently a fox came toward the clergyman and trotted along by his side as n dog would do. The huntsman, looking about, sow nothing but the rector and what scene rd to be Ills dog, and cast,off In another direction. As soon as the coast was clear (he fox gave a whisk of his brush j ami disappeared through tho hedgerow. ?St. James' Onxette. ? MetEancc from Mars. First College ciri- -With the wonder ? fnl developoment along Bolonflc lines? Lwitk>lo8fl telegraphy and all that?I Iexpect to iiv,-. to see direct communica? tion with bfoVj planets. [ Second College filrl?Pshaw; there* already accomplished; don't we get messages from Mars? I The StorniTcleplione Mc: sage $1 lOrlKltml] Lavonlo Mills wub preparing for her wedding. In u roon: littered v.Uli scraps of fabrics uiitl half uindc wom? an's apimrcl Bat her mother und sev? eral other women plying needles. It was early summer and stilling hot. instant thumler rumbled. "We're going to bnvo o Btorm," said Lnvouhi, rising and going to the win-1 dow. "Gracious, how black! And] what a Whirling of clouds! It's going to be n windstorm." There Is something terrifying In the approach of these summer storms. The unnatural stillness, broken only by an ominous mutter,and the Inky cloud bank growing rapidly In size us It comes, however lllliny times we have seen them, will still excite trepidation; It was so with Lnvonla Mills. There wan a sinking of the heart as she looked out at the black mass from whose bosom occasionally darted an nugry flash. The women remained motionless, scarcely able to distinguish one nnoth er tu ah uppnlling midday darkness. IIranches were lashing em? another; tree trunks were cracking; the wind was one wild shriek. Tho storm had lusted some minutes when ubove this confusion of noises u ring was beard at the telephone on the Hour below, it' struck upon those who heard It like a knell. Lavonlo whitened, hesitated/ then went downstairs und took up the receiver. "Sweetheart!" caino a voice which I she recognised as that of Henry t Thorsten, her lover. Without asking, a question the voice went on hurried- j ly: "The ? (something she could not distinguish) Is under the floor In the stable, In the left hand stall as you ? (unintelligible). Everything there. Everything, everything." There was more Which wns drowned by the roar of the storm, ending In what might bo a burst of laughter or a succession of walls, then silence. Lavonln culled eagerly, fearfully, again and again, but could get nothing further. Henry Thurston had no blood rela? tives except Enoch and Lydia Thurs? ton, the children of his father's older brothel*. These cousins were grown when Henry was lnirn. Henry owned a tine farm and was supposed to pos? sess other property to which Enoch ami Lydia were hcirs-nt-liiw. They were selfish and crafty and bad for years boon watching IToory to see thut be dbl not marry, thereby placing an heir or heirs between him und them. About the time he came of age they broke up one or two Ineipl-' ent love affairs, for Henry was too young nud, they were too crafty to let htm see that they were tho prlmo movers in the ruptures. Henry was thirty-llvo years olTl when he became engaged to Lavonln Mills, and by this time be knew well the game that was being played by his cousins. They bad settled themselves In his bouse at the death of bis father when he was a mere lad, and upon attaining man's estate he bad found It liupos- I Bible to get them out. Soon nfter bis I engagement lie bad served them a! notice to quit, and, knowing that a woman was to lie the manager of ] tho household, they had prepared to ] stay 11 nil strugglo for the mastery. The dny nfter the storm Luvonla Mills harnessed up the rockuwny and ' drove over to the Thurston farm. When n eil ring the bouse she saw a long streamer of black crape hauglng from the knocker, and her heart sunk within her. Hurrying up the roadway to the bouse, she saw Enoch coming ! out of the door. He told her that dur? ing the storm Henry Thurston waa driving through a wood. A tree had beeu blown down und killed bliu. For n time grief at Uie loss of one to whom she was to have been married within a few days absorbed every feel? ing. Then when she had become re? signed to her loss sho could not but feel the hardship of her position. Had tho marriage ceremony taken place she would have been Tburstou's heir. As It was, she must plod on, as she bad long lived, in poverty. Sho wrote to Lydia Thurston asking for eomo memento from trinkets Henry hnd left and ro celved for reply thut thoro waa noth-! lng which could bo spared. Then she | heard that the cousins were taking po*- I session of tho property as belrs-at-law. j Lavonln was chiefly taken up with a strange wonder at her lover's lust moa sage to lier by telephone and what It | meant 8bo Inquired of tho different. farmers living near where bo bad been 1 killed, but could not learn that he had used any of their phones. Hut the mes- | sage- bow could sho oliey It ? Tho coua- i Ins were tu possession aud would uot permit her to do so. Then she benrd ' that Henry's estate had not proved] nearly so largo as had been expected. Henry's words suddenly bud for her a meaning. One night, armoil with a few carpen? ter's tools, she went to the Thurston farm, Hawed a bole In tho stable door, j opened It, took up a board In the stall | described In ber lover's message mal i found n ttn box. Having curried Itj home, she opened It to flud n goodly ' package of bonds nnrt, better than all, a will signed by Henry leaving all bis' property to her, but enjoining her to provide for his cousins. Tho telephone message by which the location of the box was communicated remains a mystery. Fanner Atkins, Who lives nearest (ho scene of (be trag? edy, declares Unit he beard a voice lu tho telephone room or something that sounded like u voice, but on account of the electrical disturbance did not dnro to go la and Investigate. A man might have passed through tho dark-; ness Into tho bouse unnoticed, but there Is no evidence that Thurston left his team, and ho was killed Instantly. I AMY FANNLNO? | It's Half Price Now For all Straw and Panama Hats All $3.50 Oxfords in Patent, Gun metal and Vici Kid now These Prices for Cash Only. Washington Ave. Newport Nevvs.Va. The SPORTING WORLD Slugger Jord.in. Tim .Ionian, first baseman of (lie Brooklyn National Imscbitll toniu, ha* boon eagerly sought by major league team managers In need of n heavy TIM JOItDAN. hitter. Jordan's butting Is the Joy of Brooklyn. He Ik up among tho loni leaders in home run hitting. "Jordan "III not lio released at any price," says President Ebbcts of the Brooklyns, "ami the suuie may Ik> said of Harry I.umlcy." First Baaoboll Rules. The first set of baseball rules of which there In nity known record was framed by the old Knickerbocker club away back In iSifi. They are brief us compared with the present code, liolng ns follows: Section 1. Tho bases shall bo from "home" to sooorul ha so. forty-two pacs: from first to third base, folly-two paces? equidistant. Bee. 2. Tho Kamo to consist of twenty ono counts or noes, but o>t the conclusion an o<junl number of hands must bo played. Bee. .1. Tin: bull must bo pitched, and not thrown, for tho tmt. Boo 4. A bnll knocked outside tho range of the first or third has." 1? foul. Sec. 5. Three balls being struck at and misled mid the laut ono caught Is a hand out: If not caught, Is considered fair and the striker bound to run. Sen. 6. A hall being struck or lipped and rnii|(ht cither ilj lni: or on the (list bound Is a hand out. Bee. 7. A player running (he bases shall be out If the hall Is tn tho hands of an adversary on the bane or the runner Is touched by It before ho makes his ha.se. It botng understood, however, ihat la no In. stance I? a ball to bo thrown nt him. Seo. S. A player running who shall pre? vent an adversary from catching or Rot? ting tho bill before making Ids bnuo Ih a hand out. Sec. 9. If two hamlH lire already oat a player running homo at tho time a hall la struck cannot make an aco It tho striker Is caught out. 8oo. 10. Threo bands out, oil out. Boo. 11. Players mimt take their strike In regular turn. Sec. 12. No nee or base can ho mado on a foul strike. Bee. 1.1 A ronner onnnot bo put out In making one base when n balk Is mado by tho pitcher. See. 11. Dut one Paso allowed when the hall bounds out of the fluid when ntruck. Section 7 was afterward changed so thai the first baseman only could put n player out by bidding the ball on the base before the striker reached It. St. Louis Hall Recruits. The St. Louis Nationals have a large number of new young players. Man? ager McCloskcy has flagged old .lake Beckloy, Who bus gone to the minors. A youth from OShkostl or some other Wisconsin league team Is first basing for the Cardinals now. Another first baseman, Burnett, Is doing ouiilcld duly temporarily. He Is from the Pa? cific coast, where he was unite u hit? ter. Outfielder Kelly bus been return? ed to Baltimore, and us Burch has been sold to Brooklyn the St. Louis outfield has been made over. Murray, tho col? lege lad who started as a catcbor, re- I mains in left. Ho Isn't n very' good;i fielder, but ho Is a red beaded youth Who can smack the ball, und ho Is gradually improving In bis (ly chasing. I What's 'Wrong? Your" Eye* ? 1 " I 1 | you no*<i (iMi-i* Stsp lands smt kl os ** ?m.as jihu sits.;" T^jr * >? t>4 thQ fi -? of r ?' Hull & Hull LARGEST OPTICAL HOUSE ON THE PENINSULA 121 Twenty-sixth Street, Opposite Poet Office. Esablished 1899 If a headache be due to the uso o( the eyes the patlonts usually nwnko tree from it unleBS they hare boon working Into the night before, when tin. headaches is often Bcvoro mi awakening ami will often pass off during tin- day. It usually begins about 11 or 12 o'clock in the day?often starts with a little discomfort In the eyes; then there comos a dull pain through the temples. Often a llitle rest will stop the pain, hut if work Is persisted In the pain will gradually Increase till the sufferer Is obliged to close the eyes and get into the dark. 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