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WM fAJL 1EMIBS M Electricity in a Bowl Protects a Bunch of Coin WVSHINOTON. "Conscience doth make cowards of us nit," re marked Mr. Shnltespcaro, which only bIiowb that Shakcspenre, was hep to humanity and wrote a good many things that other peoplo merely thought! This philosophy on morals may not have been written with a par ticular view to janitors, but there tiro several cases In Washington where It would apply. There Is one widely (lis rtisscd at tho capltol, where It Is well known that Superintendent Elliot Woods can leavo Jewels and precious Btones or anything else ho happened to have lying around with a perfect loosencs's, and thcro Is not a laborer on tho place who would not walk around the block to avoid going near them. Quito a whllo ago the senate labora tory was not tho commodious struc ture It Is now, but merely a private laboratory and workshop for Mr. Woods. Ho was an electrical expert AMMMMMMMMMWMMWMMtMMWMMMMWWWWWWW This Model Shop Was WHEN the modul shop of tho Smith sonian Institution was down by the railroad tracks In South Washing ton, Harry Hundley and the Into Mr. Palmer, who wero In tho shop, hud tho surrounding population "buffaloed" to tho extent that It was nover necessary to lock a door. Tho model shop was rather an cerln pluco, anyhow, with Its nlmoHphoro of piaster of purls, half dismembered bodies and statues and rues und skins nnd almost anything cIko queer tlnU happened to float through the museum. Thcro wero a lot of Ufa musks In plaster, nnd tho rrltltntx of tho shop wore bclloved by rll the small boys and many of tho intuits of the vicinity to bo body I'lintclirrn and to mnko their living by UiPKtlonobh! nnd occult arts, Including litimnn vlvltrctlon. The thing that made tho place sn ,crcd( or rather baleful, to Illiterate neighbors was a human skeleton that lived in the back of tho shop and that by a slmplo arrangement of overhead cords could bo madn to got up off a chair and walk a few stops out Into tho shop. There was ono boy who ven tured. Into the shop ono afternoon and almost had to bo taken to Emergency hospital In consequence. Hut thero wero never any more trespassers. ' Thero Is one of the clerks up In tho war department who Is nn amateur naturalist of some attainment. He is also a amokor and la In, the habit of keeping n small rcservo supply of to baco In a Jnr on his desk, so that ha can replenish his pouch If he runs short during tho day. Hidden Wealth Lost; Stove Is Worst Offender vCJrfclli; THE United States has mndo mil lions of dollars through the efforts of thrifty people to placo their sur plus wealth beyond tho reach of .thieves. Goats, calves, dogs and other animals have eaten hundreds of rolls of bills that would have boen far safer In banks. Parlor stoves also appear to bo a profltablo source of loss. But. for the work of the redemption division of the treasury department the loss In many cases would be total. As It Is much of the money Is re .deemed but to date Uncle Sam Is 114,000,000 richer than he would have been had he nevor isauod paper money. Millions of the fractional currency notes have been offered for redemption and together with later Issues, are either lost- or boarded up by curio collectors. . Dogs, cats, pigs, goats and calveB ap- VIMMMMIMMMAMWMMWMM Congressman Drove a Mule and Was Proud of It IT IS not often that a mulo will help a man to get ln(o congress, but this vory thing happened In tho case of William N. Halts, who represents the Twenty-second Illinois dUtrlct. He Is ' tho man who succeeded Represent ' tlvo Rodenborg. Dultz is u furmor, and ho Is proud of, it. In his youth he was offered an 'opportunity to obtain a college educa tion: but ho declined, saying that he ipreferred to devote his time to his r ifarm. So ho went to work nnd farmed right up jo tho mlnuto that It becume c necessary for him to come to con - gross. Furthermore, he will farm Bomo moro, whenever congri-sB ad journs. There were those people In his dis trict who wero politically opposed to him that thought It would bo u fine scheme to exposo tho fact that he drove a mule around home, and they spread this "scandal" far and wide. i After the story had been going the rounds for two or three weeks Haiti was called on one night down at Uelle vlllo to mako his first political speech He was mighty nervous when he rose to IiIb feet, but he started out talking about his farm and his mule, and somehow public speaking Just came natural to him. 'Borne of my political ooponontssay lA Tl 111 Mffl then, as ho Is now, and was always fooling with anything from wireless to high frequency currents. Ho no ticed at one tlmo that a good many of his small personal possessions dis appeared If ho did not lock them up, and as he seldom thought to lock any thing up, tho lost list Increased to an annqylng extent. Ono day he built a largo lyden Jar out of a big china bowl and a little tin foil. Ho dropped a lot of pennies end nickels nnd dimes Into It and charged It with enough "Juice" to kill an ox maybe, or at least enough to make the ox think he had been killed. He left It on n sheet of glass and walked off, leaving the door of tho laboratory open. It was not long before ono of the outsldo laborers slipped In and took a look around. That bowl of small chnngo was nn Irresistible temptation, and ho evidently thought a fow would not be missed. He ran his hand into tho bowl, but before ho could grasp a nickel ho felt as though some ono had hit him on tho funny gone vlth an ax. Ho gavo n wild yell and landed In the mlddlo of tho property yard. Since that time It has boen well and gen erally known that Mr. Woods "puts conjures" on anything that belongs to him and you could not hlro anybody at the capltol to touch a thing of his. Rather an Eerie Place Ho found, finally, that It was Impos sible to keop any tobacco on hund and whonover ho wanted It In a hurry the Jar was sure to liavo been emptied. The Inhabitants of Ireland havo noth ing on tho sons of Ham when It comes to dreading snakes. All snakes look alike to them and they aro all deadly, merely becauso they are snakes, quite regardless of tho species. The clerk knew this quite well and, carefully washing out the tobacco dust from the Jar, ho one day dropped a porfectly harmless grass snake Into It and put on tho lid. That afternoon he stayed late with a draftsman who was working over time In an adjoining room. About 5:30 thero was an agonized yell from tho neighborhood of his desk and one of the Janitors passed through the room In a blinding cloud of dust and took tho stairs threo at a time without waiting for tho .olovntor. Thero probnbly Is a grass snake looso somewhere In tho war depart ment now, but tho naturalist can keep any sort of tobaco ho wants In his desk and It will be perfectly safe. pear to bo tho chief offenders when it comes to eating papor bills. Re cently tho redemption division was compelled to exnmlno the stomach of a dog that had, swallowed a $20 bill dropped by his'.owuer. Tho bill was thought to be worth more than the flog, so tho animal was killed. Calves mutilate paper money worso than any other animal. Gouts appear to give It a "lick and a promise" and swallow tho whole roll. Men In tho redemption division as sert that In cases where animals swal low bills the proper courso Is to get the bills as soon as poslble and to ship the whole moBS to Washington to be unfolded and tested as to Its genuineness. Decidedly the larger part of money sent to Washington for redemption is said to have been mutilated by Are. The parlor stt e Is a great source of loss. During the summer months money Is concealed In the stove and In the fall is sent Up In smoko In the first fall Ore. Railway wrecks also cause the loss of thousands of paper bills. In these coses tho smallest charred morsels, sometimes no larger than the nail on the Uttlo finger, serve as sufficient evidence of destruction to warrant the redemption of a whole roll of bills. WWWMWVWWWV thut I drive a mule," ho said. "You bet I drlvo a mulo! Ho's a good mule, too. 1 don't suppose there's u better mule In southern Illinois. I'm not unnamed of that' mulo, and I'm not ashamed that I'm a farmer, either. Some folks try to belittle mo by Baying that I wear a hickory shirt. You bet I wear ono! I'm not ashamed of that, either. I'm a farmer and I'm an honest one, and It you send mo to Washington I'll bo an honest congressman, tool" The speech made a hit with the au dience and the newspapers said that it was ono of the best that had been delivered during the cumpalgu. En couraged, Halt:; started out on a whirl wind campaign thnt lasted eight weeks and sent him to congress, Ho didn't drive the mule, for his daughter, Miss Katie; acted as chauffeur of his auto mobile, liut he would not have been ashamed to drive the mule. H9BHHLaaaaaKL: r MSM iS -' -' RBaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiitLv rfMtiPjXj ..v . ssVMVSMKlffSnssBii'iBBiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim. . HPsiHHIisBwn HBiiJMBCTBrw ;- ';i - .HWWMJgXsjBBp .KOsMsssvt tKwtBiiKtKHtmSsiQiiWaSStSiSK' 'BBaaasv IsHHsIHHBbI FRANCIS 8TUYVE3ANT PEABODY. Merchant Prince and Public-Spirited Citizen. RAQLETi. tJcorgc W. Jackson probnbly did moro for the upbuilding of Chicago thnn any man wo know of. Ills work, whether tunnels, subways or super structures, Is as good today, if not bet ter, thnn when It was put down. No man has n warmer placo In the hearts of Chicagoans. Ha Is respected for his honesty nnd ability. James S. Hopkins, with his ability as n lawyer and his high standing as n man, would mnko a great Judge. William Hale Thompson's boom for the Republican nomination for mayor is growing. Tho Mandel Brothers had long been noted for their charitable acts, but the killing of ono of their employes by a burglar tho other day brought this quality again to public attention. Edwin P. Mnndcl of Mnndcl Brothers wrote the following letter to Mrs. Michael Wnschuk, 729 West Four teenth street, widow of tho man slain In the robbery: "Permit me to express my sincere regret at the sad death of your hus band, nnd my appreciation of his loyal servico while In our employ. "I trust you will accopt, as further expression of my feelings on this sad occasion, my personal check for $.'00, ulso one from my mother, Mrs. Eman uel Mnndcl, for f 500, both of which are herewith Inclosed. "It "Is my further desire that you send mo tho bills for tho funeral ex penses for payment. "Again assuring you of my deepost sympathy In your great sorrow, bellovo mo yours most sincerely, " "EDWIN F. MAKDEIV Chlcugo is going to have a grand municipal bathing bench. Tho special commission has roturned from visit ing enstern cities. "Tho Now York ofllclals admit that they inado a mistnko In not arranging a schedule of prices for those who can nfford to pay, said Alderman Henry D. Capltuln. "In Detroit, In addition to the free facilities, thero are addi tional accommodations which can bo secured for 10 und 2.i cents. Many persons want moro than tho city can afford to glvo free and would willingly pay for (ho oxtrnu." Competitive plans for Improving tho city beach, which will extend from Professional Cards lias. Hamilton Lewis ATTORNEY and COUNSELLOR Commercial National Bank BMg. Spencer Ward LAWYER Rector Building Clark and Monroe Street CHICAGO Telephone Central 49 SI Goodrich, Vincent & Bradley Lawyer The) Rookery, Gh!ego Adams A. Goodrich William A. Vincent Ralph R. Bradley Wabash 480- Montrose nvcnuo to the property of tho North Shore Bathing beach on Wit. son avenue, will be nuked by tho spe cial park commission. Jens Jensen, former landscape gardener for tho commission, hns prepared a sketch proposing thnt a large portion of tho property bo converted Into a park. Tho city architect will be called upon to pass upon tho plans. Tho Bell Telephone Trust Is going to strengthen Its strangle hold upon tho throat of Chicago by wiping out competition. A merger of the two companies into ono operating system Is contemplated, and If realized will mean the end of two separato lines within the city. The combine, it Is declared, will mean the abolition of the automatic system and tho taking over of Its subscribers by tho Bell company. This was announced following an attempt to effect the revision of the telephone ordinance, which at present prohibits tho amalgamation of the II llnols company with any other locally crated concern. It has the aid otisoveral aldermen In this new move. Should tho Trust bo successful Chi cago will bo at its mercy forever. Owing to the belief that the instru ments and plant operated by the au tomatic company could not be used by the purchasing company, rumor has It that the purchase of the organization-Is mainly for the purpose of overcoming competition and estab lishing a universal telephone system In Chicago. Because of a cliuje In tho ordinance passed In 1899, prohibiting the sale of tho company to any telephone cor poration operating In the city, It Is Impossible without legislation to ef fect the aalo. The step to overcome this obstacle was taken when an amendment to the present ordlnanco was presented to the gas, oil and electric light commit tco of the city council. The ordinance provides that if the company makes any agreement "which would tend to mako competition Inoperative" the franchise would be 'forfeited. This clauso is eliminated in the proposed amendment. Alderman Charles E. Merrlam urged tho committee to pro ceod with caution In taking action. "In case the automatic company disposes of its properties to tho Chi cago Telephone company," he said, "tho latter concern probably will add to Its capitalization $5,000,000 or ffl, 000,000, which amount would repre sent the purchase price." TELEPHONE RANDOLPH tMO IRWIN R. HAZEN Attorney at Law. Ot Tltlaans) Truat Building. CHICAGO Telephone Central CIS Asa G. Adams LAWYER 76 Weat Monro Street CHICAGO FnsdiM.UwN UroyRIdurdi v Fhoae Central 218 Lowei & Richards ' Attorney! at Law 127 N. Dearborn St CHICAGO PROPKSStONAL CARDS. Stillman B. Jamieson Attorney at Law ASHLAND IL0CK TtkftMCtmliM? G. E. CRUIKSHANK Altsrney at Law SiH35, 92 LaStlltStntt CHICAIO TBLIPHONf IS7B MAIN William D. Munhall ATTORNEY AT LAW 1616 Ashland Block Clark and Randolph Stt. CHICAGO Telephone Randolph 2335 C. HELMER JOHNSON . ATTORNEY AT LAW 179 W. WASHINGTON ST. CHICAGO Main 1347 AutomaUc 34ISI S. E. Cor. Fifth Ave. and Wash ington Street Rwldtncai IMI Bslmont Avmius Prion aracUndllM JOSEPH A. WEBER LAWYER Suite 1214 Ashland Block CHICAOO Tstephonss Central 77 Automatic 4-UI TsitphonM Rudolph mm Fowler & McDonnell LAWYERS 1444 First Natitaa laak BUg. CHICAGO Prank L. Fowler Francis A. McDonnell Prank II. Novak Chariot W, Novak NOVAK & NOVAK Attorneys at Law Suite 408, 69 W. Washington St. Phopo Central 55S0 IMW.IIMhSt., WtttraNsua PbOMV.P.89 CHICAGO A. A. Worsley Attorney and Counsellor at Law Suite 1010 N. 17 West Washington Scree CHICAGO Talnhaai 17M Mate o ROSS G. HALL LAWYER 1302 Asblaad Block CHICAGO Tricphosa Central Ml Chytea E. Craft Qeo. M. Steven Crafts & Stevens Attorneys and Counselors at Law Reams S)I7, eis and oio TOOK EXCHANGE LDO. lalipbona Mala U7 ' MUNICIPAL NEWS Some Items of Interest From the Public Offices About Occur ences of the Week. Uccauso tho lowest bltls for tho con struction of tho proposed now Lnko Btreut bridge exceed tho appropriation of $550,000 by $1,115, tho award of tho contracts inny be held up until tho city council meets on Oct. C. Tho lowest bid for tho substructure was 213,115, named by the KltzSI inons & Conucll Drcdgo and Dock Company. Tho loweBt for tho super structure was that of tho Kcttler Klllott Krcctlon Company, $.138,000. The foundation work Is to bo com pleted In twclvo months and the up per work In twenty-four, months. If tho finance committee assures Commissioner McfJann the necessary emergency appropriation of $1,115 will be recommended to tho council, the contracts may bo awarded before the dato of reconvening. Tho standing committees as recom mended by tho nonpartisan organiza tion committee, tho first named on each boing chairman, and adopted by tho council aro: Finance nicticrt, Harding, Long, Emerson, Lawloy, Beilfuss, Sltts, Pttte, Gelger, Krumholz, Llpps, Wil son, Twlgg, Kcnrns, Holding. Local transportation Dlock, Mayor, Rlchcrt, Carr, Long, McDonald, Clan cy, Henly (18th), Captain Llpps, Wil son, Twlgg, Dcrgen, Fisher, Hazcn, Toman, Donnhoe. Gas, oil and electric light Sltts, Ryan, Long, Mcrrlnm, Dlock, Vavrl cck, Beilfuss, Walkowlnk, Dowler, Burns, Hoy, Haderlcln, Twlgg, Janov sky, Kearns, Dradshaw, Hcaly (35th). Harbors, wharves and bridges Lit tler, Kcnna, Morris, Nance, Emerson, Kcrncr, Czekala, Qazzolo, Gelger. Dauler, Hey, Frcund, Trcblng, McDer mott, Swift Local Industries Fisher, Mayer. Carr, Klaus, Cullorton, Novak, Law ley, Czekalu, Sltts, Schaeffer, Krum holz, Pretzel, Wilson, McDermott, Dergcn. Judiciary, ets 'alntlon, elections and rules Lu. ?ughlln, Hel wig, Dowersdorf, i..ner, Ahem, Clan cy, Utpatcl, Wnlkowlak, Powers, Dau asiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHHRfBKi' "Yflm . UsftSBBJM NNNNNNNHULuKTc vv 'raV ' H-&wfflHl NNNNNH 'JK&eaaV i; . "-'ilB f-i- 'MsBP BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBTlBHBflBBBBr:- - -vaasaaaaBF r,-mffi BSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSaMSlaBSBSSSSSSSSSSSl ... J.BSSSSSSSSSS& JTW$' BBaBaBaBaBaBaBaBaBaBBaBiaTBaav;' IBaaasaaaaaBk "Awffi INNNNNNNNNP -i$HNJHNpPPr '" $ HlBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBfeJliliW. PNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNJPJNNNNNNN- iNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN NNNNNNk NNLfafafafafafafafafafafafafafaa LfaafM J aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa NiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiBBBBBBBBmV IBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ELBRIDQE HANECY. Distinguished and Popular Chicago Lawyer. The La Salle Street Trust and Savings Bank OF CHICAOO LA SALLE AND QUINCY STREETS Capital $1,000,000.00 Surplus $250,000.00 United States Depository for Postal Savings Funds SAVINOS ACCOUNTS of SI. 00 or more received on which interest is allowed at the rate of 3 per annum. CHECKING ACCOUNTS invited on tho most favornblo terms consistent with safe banking. MIOH QRADE BONDS secured by First Mortgages on Catholic Church property, netting from 5 to 6, WILLIAM LORIMER.PrcjIJent C. II. MUNDAY, Vice-President CHARLES G. FOX, Cashier THOS. McDONALD. Asst. Cashier M. II. LISTON, Mgr. Savings Dept. DEPOSITORY FOR CITY OF CHICAGO PROFE88IONAL CARDS. Telephone Central 960. L D. Condee ATTORNEY and COUNSELOR AT LAW 35 North Dearborn St. ler, Kjcllander, Capltaln, Swift, Hold ing, Hazcn, Held, Streets and alleys, taxations and street nomenclature Hcaly (18th), Coughlln, Norrls, Cross, Klaus, Mc Donald, Utpatcl, Kunz, Abrahams, Burns, Kjcllander, Hadcrleln, McDer mott, Swift, Toman. License Fltte, Norrls, Ryan, Mer rlam, Cross,Vavrlcek, Novak, Ahern, Utpatcl, Bowlor, Hey, Haderlcln, Jan ovsky, Dradshaw, Held. Buildings nnd city hall Clncy, Nash, Carr, Cross, Vanderbllt, Klaus, Dowersdorf, Walkowlnk, Powers, Schaeffer, Protzol, Trcblng, Littler, Lntchford. Healy (35th). Schools, tiro, poltco and civil service Ryan, Harding, Mayer, Richert, Mar tin, Hplwlg, Block, Vavricek, Dowers dorf, Gelger, Kjcllander, Dergen, Dradshaw, Held, Hcaly (35th). Health r anco, Nash, Martin, Mer rlam. Vanderbllt, Cullorton, Ahern, Lawloy, Kunz, Gazzolo, Abrahams, Freund, Pretzel, Littler, Latchford. Wnter Toman, Kenna, Ryan, Mar tin, Helwig, Vanderbllt, Kcrncr, Kunz, Gazzolo, Powers, Abrahams, Schaeffer, Frcund, Latchford, Hazcn. Railway terminals Gnlger, Kenna, Harding, Richert, Helwig, Boworadorf, McDonald, Utpatcl, Healy (18th), Bowler, Schaeffer, Capltaln, Littler, Fisher, Donahoe. Tho select committees named by Mayor Harrison In accordance with council resolutions woro: Track elevation Janovsky, chair man; Fisher, Emerson, Kearns, Bau lor, Nance, Czekala, Trcblng nnd Nash. Compensation Harding, chairman; Beilfuss, Llpps, Krumholz, Holding, Pltte. Dathlng benches and recreation piers Norrls, chairman; Dowler, No vak, Cross and Durns. Special park commission Alderman Beilfuss, chairman; Capltaln, .uough lln, Cullerton and McDonald, and Os car F. Mayer, Jens Jensen, Cyril Flala, Paul Drzymalskl, Poter S. Goodman, F. A. Llndstrand, Charles Dock, Georgo Landau, Samuel J. Rosenblatt and the Rev. Julius Rappaport PROFESSIONAL CARD8. ARTHUR W. 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