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Opinions of Great Papers .on Important Subjects.
CHAIN of stores in various cities for no
other purpose than the obtaining of goods
under false pretenses from wholesale mer
chants is the latest novelty in the swindling
lilne. It has often been remarked that the
originators of plans to dupe the public
might coin their brains into cash without
nearly the draft upon their originality that Is called for
by the devising of a swindling game. But the criminal
instinct or incentive seems to lay its hold upon persons
who might otherwise fill a leading and respected place
in honorable vocations. The men who conceived the sys
tem of credit for goods to the value of many thousands
of dollars, that they quickly disposed of in different cities
by auction and attractive sales, closing up their stores
and decamping when they had converted the credited
stock into cash, were swindlers of unusual caliber.
The police of several cities now have the task of un
earthing the frauds and bringing them to justice. They
may or may not succeed in so doing, as the scheme was
craftily laid and carried out. A harvest of $100,000 as
the returns for a daring exploitation of the credit sys
tem will be regarded even by the gilt-edged aimong the
robbing fraternity as a fine stroke of craftsmanship. The
ingenuity of the preyers upon their fellow men calls for
constant readjustment of honest persons to the condi
tions created. The lesson of the so-called bargain-house
fraud will be conned, and for a long time to come it
may be practically impossible for the same scheme to be
worked again. But the feature of such enterprises is
that they are designed only for the one operation. After
that they may become worthless to their originators.
Baltimore American.
EW topics of conversation afford a more
general agreement among all classes of peo
ple than the increase in the cost of living.
Estimates vary as to how much the in
crease has been, but nearly every man who
supports a family will say, without hesita
tion, that it costs more now than it did
twenty-five years ago. There is truth in the statement,
but perhaps it is not the whole truth, or the most im
portant part of it. Each man's experience has to do, of
course. with his own family; and families have a way of
beginning small and increasing. Moreover, as children
grow older it costs more to keep them.
A more accurate statement is that the actual cost of
the necessities, although greater now than a year or two
ago, has not materially increased since 1870, but that the
tastes and ideals of the people have made the expenses
of the family greater.
The education in hygiene has made a necessity of the
bathtub, which was formerly regarded as a luxury, and
,bas insisted that all the plumbing be open. The ad
ditional plumbing, in turn, makes higher water rates.
The network of trolley cars offers inducements to
spend a nickel for a ride, and makes it easy to take
shopping trips, on which other nickels are spent. The
telephone means another outlay. Refrigeration has made
possible a far more varied diet, but it is also a more ex
pensive diet: and the cultivation of vegetables under
"I suppose the young man is not ex
actly a millionaire," said the elderly
woman with the Roman nose.
"Not exactly," admitted the good
looking girl with the big bunch of vio
lets In her jacket.
"What does he do?"
"He's employed in a hat factory,"
replied the girl.
The woman with the Roman nose
raised her eyebrows and said, "Oh, in
deed !"
"Yes," said the girl. "He doesn't
make the hats himself, you know," she
"It might be better if he did," said
the elderly woman. "A trade is always
a good thing for a young man to have,
but girls nowadays seem to think that
isn't stylish endugh. They'd soon r
marry a man who had some little cleri
cal position where, he could wear nice
clothes and keep his hands clean. I
suppose you intend to board?"
"Why, no," replied the girl. "We are
going to keep house."
"You keep house?"
"Certainly," said the girl. "Why
"Oh, no reason in the world," said
the woman with the Roman nose, sar
castically, "except that you haven't any
more idea of keeping house or what it
neans than a 10-year-old child."
"I can learn," said the girl.
The elderly woman sighed deeply.
"Oh, yes, you can learn," she said. "You
can get along somehow, of course. You
can learn and you can get along. That's
about as far as you've ever reasoned, I
guess. It isn't much to learn. A mere
trifle. You can learn to scrub a floor
easy enough and to make a bed, and,
as far as cooking is concerned, you can
make quite a few things in the chafing
dish. can't you?"
"Yes, I can make lots of things in the
chafing dish," said the girl.
"It will be lovely," said the woman
with the R:oman nose, sniffing with that
feature contemptuously. "When your
husband comes home at night, tired
and hungry, you can meet him with a
happy smile and a hot Welsh rarebit.
Then you can play to him on your in
stallment piano. I beg pardon, though.
You've got a piano, haven't you' I
think if I had been your mother in
stead of sending you to high school
and college and buying pianos for you
I'd have taught you how to darn socks
and make a good, appetizing meal out
of a soup bone. You needn't laugh. A
woman who knows a few things like
that may be able to keep house on $16
or $18 a week, but you won't find it any
laughing matter when you try it."
"I'm not going to try it," said the
"On $20 then," said the elderly wom
an, "or $25, if you like. I suppose
you'll go into one of these flats-four
rooms and steam heat and electric
lights. You wouldn't think of going in
to a stove-heated flat, would you?"
"I don't think I should like it very
well," admitted the girl.
"Certainly you wouldn't," said the
elderly woman. "It wouldn't be sty
lish enough, would it? Well, you know
best, of course, and it isn't any of my
business, only you'll find out a few
things when the rent day comes around.
Perhaps your husband won't be quite
as sweet-tempered then as he is now.
And you won't like having to turn yodr
dresses and trim over your old hats."
"I believe you're trying to discourage
me," said the girl.
"I don't want to discourage you at
all, my dear," said the elderly woman,
"but I think that somebody ought to
talk to you seriously and not just let
you suppose that getting married means
having a good time. A girl who mar
ries a clerk- "
"He isn't a clerk," interrupted the
"or a salesman
"He isn't a salesman exactly," said
the girl. "Hie and his father own the
factory and, while he isn't quite a mil
lionaire, we're going to have a very
nice little house of our own and two
or three servants to help me with the
scrubbing and the soup bones."
"Why, you don't say!" exclaimed the
elderly woman.--Chicago Daily' News.
Bees Race Pigeons.
It is not generally known that bees
are swifter in flight than pigeons-that
is, for short distances. Some years
ago a pigeon fancier of Itamme, West
phalia, laid a wager that a dozen bees
liberated three miles from their hives
would reach home in less time than a
dozen pigeons. The competitors were
given wing at Rybern, a village nearly
a league from Hamnme, and the first bee
reached the hive a quarter of a minute
in advance of the first pigeon. Three
other bees reached the goal before the
second pigeon. The bees were also
slightly handicapped, haying been rolled
in flour before starting for the purpose
of identification.-The Reader.
No Uncertainty.
Briggs-I hear you've been speculat
ing in Wall street
Griggs-There was no speculating
about it. I was a dead sure thing from
the start.-Life.
glass has placed upon the poor man's table in midwinter
such articles of food as not even the rich could secure
a generation or two ago.
Finally, ther. is the matter of fashion, which now pro-.
vides evening clothes for children whose parents, in child
hood, did not own a suit of any kind. Even the humble
shirt waist, sensible as it is, means an increase in the
laundry bills.
As a' woman professor of household economics said, in
an address In New York a few weeks ago, "We are told
to drink certifled milk, and yet cows refuse to give cer
tified milk for less than fifteen cents a quart."
It may cost more to live now than it used, but whether
the cost of living is greater is something which will bear
examination.-Youth's Companion.
HERE are two powerfil streams, quite re
ciprocal in nature-the one flowing toward,
the other away from, this country-that
have created new forces in our economic
life, while changing the whole current of
events in parts of Europe. Both are to
day at high-water mark. Every year from
a million to a million and a quarter aliens are admitted
to American ports. Some come to work and save and
found new homes; others to work and sweat and save
so that, finally, they may relapse into a life of ease in
the land of their nativity. They form the westward
flowing stream. Out of this stream there is created that
other one whose current is eastward. But, whereas the
first is of humanity, the second is of gold.
Out of the savings of the foreign-born in America $250,
000,000 a year is now going abroad. The annual increase
is about 10 per cent. If this money were retained here,
it would be sufficient, every four years, to liquidate our
interest-bearing debt. It cannot be controlled. It is the
quid pro quo, the international credit balance, to which
the immigr.t laborer is entitled if he is worthy of his
The annual distribution of this great sum of money
throughout Europe is in the following proportions: Italy,
$70,000,000; Austria-Hungary, $65,000,000; Great Britain,
$25,000,000; Norway and Sweden, $25,000,000; Russia,
$25,000,000; Germany, $15,000,000; Greece, $5,000,000;
all others, including France, Switzerland, Belgium and
Denmark, $10,000,000.-North American Review.
S to capital punishment, its efficacy might
Abe more reasonably condemned after being
tried. It is notorious that very few mur
derers are executed. In no civilized coun
try is murder so common or so seldom pun
ished as in the United States. It is not
unreasonable to infer that the shocking
prevalence of homicide in this country is due to the very
slight danger the murderer runs of reaching the gal
lows or the electric chair. Juries are merciful, courts
are technical, public sentiment is indulgent, and it is
notorious that murder is safer here-than in any 'country
of Europe. May not this immunity account for Its prev
alence?-Philadelphia Record.
Turkish Farriery.
Turkish horseshoes are simply a flat
plate of iron with a hole in the middle
In his volume of "Personal Adven.
tures" Col. J. P. Robertson describes
the extraordinary method of preparing
the horse to be shod.
The.farrier takes a good long rope,
doubles it and knots a loop at the end
to about the size of a good large horse
collar. This is put over the horse's
head after the manner of a horse col
lar, the knot resting on the horse's
Then the two ends of rope are
brought between his legs. Each rope,
then taken by a man, is hitched on to
the fetlocks of his hind legs and
brought through the loop in front; then
by a hard, steady pull the hind legs are
drawn up to the fore legs, and the
horse falls heavily on his side.
All four feet are then tied together
by the fetlocks, the horse is propped
up on his back, and the farrier sits
quietly down beside him, takes off all
the old shoes and puts on new. When
the work is finished the horse is untied
and allowed to get up.
Insect Hypnotism.
"Did you ever know," said the hyp
notist as he pIlhyed with a curious, glit
tering hypnotizing machine of crystal
and silver, "aid you ever know that
hypnotism is practiced among insects?"
"Well, it is a fact. A queen bee can
hypnotize her whole hive whenever she
wants to. She makes a curious hum
ming sound, and within a moment or
two every bee in the colony falls into
a hypnotic trance.
"The death's hend hawk moth is also
a hypnotist of great power. This crea
ture, indeed, makes its living out of
hypnotism. Entering a hive, it makes
a sound not unlike the queen bee's
note, and, the -bees \immediately sink
ing into slumber, the moth proceeds to
plunder at its leisure."-New Orleans
Didn't Find Out.
"So you really attended the lecture
last night?"
"What did the lecturer talk about?"
"Well, I'm not sure, for he didn't
say."-Lyceumite and Talent.
The New Dispensation.
Knicker-How do you know you will
be accepted? Did you play poker wit?
her father?
Bocker-No; but I played bridge
with her mother.-Puck.
There is one thing that may be said
to the credit of a man: He is not ex~
pected to be pretty.
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