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FEDERAL LAND LAWS
Fight—Substance of the New Bill, I RADICAL REVISION WILL BE RESISTED BY WESTERNERS. Senator LaFollette, With the White ..... V . ? house Behind Him, Will Lead the Covering Mineral Land Leases, Giv en in Following Article. It is apparent that a prolonged strug gle is to ensue over the revision of the federal land laws. Many western mem bers of both houses will resist radi cal alteration. Senator LaFollette of Wisconsin, with the White House be hind him, doubtless will lead the fight for revision. The substance of the La Follette bill covering mineral land leases is as follows: All public lands of the United States, containing coal or other minerals, | mined for fuel, oil, gas, or asphalt, j are to be reserved from entry and sale. Any person above the age of 21 years, who is a citizen of the United fcrates, or who has declared his inten tion to become such, or any associa tion of persons, shall have the right to apply for « license to mine coal or oth er minerals mined for fuel, oil, gas, or asphalt, on areas not exceeding five government sections of land, and to use so much of said area as shall be determined by the secretary of the interior to be necessary to the proper conduct of the business. No common carrier or association, or any member of which he is an officer, agent, or shareholder, of or in any manner in terested in the business of, any com mon carrier, or any person who is an oificer. agent, or shareholder of or in any manner interested in the business of any common carrier, is to be per mitted to hold a license under the pro visions of the LaFollette bill. Amount of the Royalties. A royalty to the United States gov ernment must be paid of not less than eight cents per ton on all coal and other mineral mined for fuel, and not less than 60 cents per ton upon min eral mined for hard asphalt, and of not less than 15 cents per barrel of mineral mined for siH'l asphalt, and not less than one-sixth of the value of the product of any oil well; and not less than $50 per annum for each gas well not utilized, and at a rate of not less than one cent per thousand cubic feet of gas, when the product of such well is utilized at the works, exclusive, however, of coal dust and coal or other mineral mined for fuel, oil, gas or as phalt, used about the works. In de termining the amount of royalty which shall be paid for the mining of coal or other mineral mined for fuel, oil, gas or asphalt, the secretary of the interior shall give consideration to proximity to transportation facilities, to market conditions, and such other circumstances and conditions as affect the business. Covenants shall be made for secur ing the proper and effectual working of the coal or other mineral, oil, gas or asphalt; for the observance of all lawful rules and regulations and pro visions of law relative to the safety of employes; for the proper protection of the surface of licensed areas, and for the surrender of the works at the expiration of the license. Every license shall be deemed to have been granted and accepted sub ject to the followisg reservations and conditions: The surface 'of the soil, water and water courses shall be excepted from the license granted, except so much thereof as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the business, to be determined under such rules and regu lations as the secretary of the interior may prescribe. Rights to the surface of such areas for the purposes of agriculture may be patented under the laws in force, but such patent shall except so much of the surface as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the business of licenses. May Cut Necessary Timber. The licenses of any area, the surface of which has not been entered for agricultural purposes, shall have the right to cut a limited amount of tim her for the construction of necessary railways, rolling stock, plant and other purposes incidental to the safe and proper operation of the works and the protection of the surface of the li censed areas, but the permission of Ihe forestry service to cut such timber shall first be obtained; and upon the entry of such surface for agricul tural purposes, the permit of the li censer to cut such timber shall terminate. The licenses shall permit any duly authorized agents of the government of the United States to enter upon the premises at all reasonable times and to survey and inspect and make plans thereof, and to see whether the said mines and works are in good and sub stantial order, condition and repair, and are ventilated, worked and man aged in a proper manner, and to view' timber according to the intent of such license; and the licenses, by means of their agents and other workmen, shal assist such persons to have the use of engines, implements^ and utensils for the purpose of such inspection. New Shows Coming to Spokane February 15-17—Augustin Daly Musical company. February 20—West's Minstrels. February 22-26—McIntyre & Heath in "The Ham Tree." February 25-26— Savagè's English Grand Opera company in "Mme. But terfly." HAYTI GROWS SPITEFUL. Refuses to Heed Requests of Foreign Ministers. Port Au Prince, Hayti, Feb. 12.— The relations between the govern ments of Hayti and Germany are strained about the refusal of the Ger man bankers, Hermann & Co., by di rection of the court at Port Au Prince, to return to the Haytian government large sums of money alleged to have been obtained fraudulently. Among the alleged transactions of Hermann & Co. with the Haytian government was G IRL one which is said to have proved favor able to the government. This was concluded by the Haytian minister of finance, the German legation and Her mann & Co. The German minister demanded that this transaction, as well as others, be annulled, but the Haytian government in terms that the German minister deemed offensive, refused to acquiesce and at the same time demanded the withdrawal of the phrase objected to. This also was refused. Fears are en tertained here of grave complications ensuing. KILLS HER PHYSICIAN. Maud Slater Then Shoots Herself, is Theory of Police. Kansas City—Dr. Everett H. Mer min. a prominent physician and sur geon of this city, and Miss Maud Dat er, aged 23, a patient of the doctor were found dead in Merwin's office in the Hall building, and all available evidence points to the theory that the girl shot and killed the physician and then committed suicide as the result of insane jealousy. Each victim had been shot through the head and a pi tol was found near the extended right hand of the girl. BUY MATERIALS IN AMERICA. Japan to Spend Large Sum in Man churian Railway. According to reliable information eceived the South Manchurian rail way will adopt the American system of construction and operation in the Jnited States. Apparently this is done as an expression of graditude of the Japanese to the Americans for the invariable friendship as shown during the war with Russia, in the ne gotiation of the Portsmouth treaty and in the handling of the San Fran cisco school trouble. IMMENSE TRADE IN IRON. ncrease Last Year of $30,000,000 Over 1905. The exportation of iron and steel manufactures reached its highest rec ord during the last year, according to figures compiled by the bureau of sta tistics of the department of commerce and labor. The total for 1906 aggre gated $172,500,000, an increase of $30, 000,000 over the preceding year. MONTANA ITEMS. The Dillon council has taken steps tc> have a meat and milk inspector ap pointed to see that pure milk and good meat is handled by the dairymen and butchers. While Joseph Hurtau was climbing a narrow iron ladder of the fire escape near the eaves at the west side of the Butte public library building re cently an adjustment broke loose, the top of the ladder swung back and he was hurled to the frozen ground 50 feet below. Without regaining con sciousness he died. With cash and securities worth thou sands of dollars concealed about his home, John Plunkett, a hermit ranch man of Tongue river, was found dead of starvation and cold in his cabin When news of the man's death reached Miles City, Sheriff W. E. Savage and Coroner F. S. Gray went to the ranch They found $200 in cash and $5000 in securities in Plunkett's pockets and concealed in the cabin. It is believed the old man had more money and se curities buried on the ranch. In addi tion to the property found, he owned a valuable ranch and some fine horses and had money on deposit in ihe Miles City banks. Middies Find Work Too Hard. Annapolis, Md., Feb. 13.—As the re suit of the semi-annual examinations at the naval academy 35 midshipmen were found so badlv deficient in their > have studies that their resignations been asked. Several have already re signed and the others will submit their resignations in a few days. In addition to those dropped from the register one midshipman was turned back from the second to the third and two from the third to the fourth classes, while 77 others who were slightly deficient were warned of the fact. Among those compelled to resign are: Fourth class —Frank B. Gowan, Burns, Oregon; L. A. Jones, Redlands, Cal. Delay German Trade Treaty. Berlin—The reichstag is not likely to discuss the new tariff regulations until after the Easter holidays. The aigrarian organs have taken up in a sharply critical tone statements cabled from the United States saying that President Roosevelt will submit the draft of a commercial treaty to the senate after March 4. The argrarian interest is preparing to contest stub bornly any agreement that would al low the importation of more American foodstuffs. Russian Customs Houses. New Chwang, Feb. 14.—M. Konoval off. Russian commissioner of customs, has gone to Harbin to arrange for the opening of custom houses along the Russian frontier at once. The Japan ese are said to be causing a delay in the collection of customs at Dalny un til the port of New Chwang is opened in order to save the duty on shipments by Japanese. SETTLE JAP MUDDLE PRESIDENT AND CALIFORNIANS AGREE TD AGREE. School Question Can Be Adjusted Without Danger of Any Serious Dif ficulty With Japan—State Depart ment to Conclude Diplomatic Nego tiations as Result of Conference. President Roosevelt and the autbori ies of San Francisco have reached the mutual understanding that the California Japanese school question can be adjusted without danger of any serious difficulty with Japan. It was authoritatively stated that the one ac omplishment of the first conference was a mutual understanding that a set tlement could be reached which would be satisfactory and leave no ground for trouble. The California delegation came to Washington, it is said, with nothing the nature of an ultimatum, bu rather open to the consideration of my basis of settlement which the ad ministration might propose. The conference took place at the White House Saturday afternoon. It was attended by President Roosevelt and Secretary Root, representing th administration, and Mayor E. C Schmitz, the members of the board of education, the superintendent of schools and the assistant city attorney of San Francisco, representing th educational interests of the city. The conference, in accordance with an understanding reached earlier the day, when Mayor Schmitz saw the president, with Representatives Kahn and Hayes, began shortly after o'clock. The Californians reached th executive offices shortly before that hour and halted for a few moments on the steps, where they were photo graphed in a group. Preceding their call, the president had been closeted for some time with Secretary Root, presumably to talk over the situation. This over, the president cordially greeted the Californians who had been shown into his office, and after brief formalities the conference was begun Secretary Root remained, at president's request, because of the fact that whatever diplomatic negotia tions may arise as a result of the de cision finally arrived at will have to be conducted by the state department. a city 11c; 10c; 18c 15c 3 4c; 5c 1 ID $1 Newspaper Men Win Prizes. Denver, Col., Feb. 12.—The contest for the best descriptive articles on Colorado, inaugurated by the Denver Press club last summer for the benefit of the delegates to the convention of the International League of Press Clubs held in Denver last August, is closed and the prizes were awarded today. From all points of view the contest was entirely satisfactory. The prize winners were: Guy L. Ingrams, Free Press, Detroit, Mich., $250; Opie head, Inter Ocean, Chicago, $250; Mer ton J. Keys, Star-Chronicle, St. Louis, Mo., $200; R. M. Brinkerhoff, Blade, Toledo, Ohio, $175; L. G. Early, Times, Reading, Pa., $125. 12 et, ""DlSc; J1 1 * i $7 in Defeated a 2 Cent Rate. Pierre, S. D.—The house defeated the bill passed by the senate estab lishing a 2 cent passenger rate. This is regarded as ending the matter for the present session. Miss Anna Kinney of Melrose, Mass., has received a letter proporting to come from her father, who disap peared 20 years ago, and who now writes from Oregon that he is a mil lionaire and wants his family to share his wealth. In his letter he says he is a millionaire, now having lands in Marshfield, Oie., and that he wants to know where the family is so they can be reunited. .... > Savings bank. Clark had a victim in tow in the person of J. W. Thorns, Slippery Cook Arrested. William Clark, alias Conway, said by the police to be one of the clever est wire tappers in the country and vvell known as a confidence man, was arrested by Chicago detectives recent ly, who caught him as he was waiting at a window of the Illinois Trust & and was to have been given consider able money in return for "inside in formation on the races." Congressman Rixey Dead. Washington—John Franklin Rixey, the Virginia congressman, died recent ly at the residence of his brother, Sur geon General Rixey of the navy, in this city. Death was due to tuber culosis. The house adjourned im mediately on receipt of the death no tice. Mrs. M A. Schnably, one of the old est residents in Kittitas valley, died in Eilensburg recently. 8 Loving Cup for Roosevelts. Three members of the crew of the battleship Louisiana presented to Mr. Roosevelt a large silver loving cup. The presentation occurred in one of the parlors of the White House and was arranged as a surprise. Both the president and Mrs. Roosevelt were very much touched at receiving this remembrance from the crew of the battleship. lowans Killed in Collapse. Odebolt, Iowa—Three men were killed and seven more were injured in the collapse of the ruins of the Madione-Moti general store here. The j dead are: Charles Krusenstierna, years old, married, with three chil-, dren; Harry Johnson, 21 years old, > single; Charles J. Hanson, 36 years , old. married. j SPOKANE MARKET'S REPORT. Prices to Producers. The following list may be taken as a fair standard of prices paid by the city markets for the commodities named: Poultry—Live hens, 12c; dressed, 11c; old roosters, 8c; spring chickens, 10c; dressed, 11c; fancy turkeys, 17@ 18c lb; dressed, 19@20c; geese, 11c; dressed, 12 l-2c. Eggs—Strictly fresh ranch, 35c doz.; $10.50 per case. Butter—37 l-2c lb.; second grade butter. 32 l-2c. Stock—Live hogs, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt.; dressed. S@S l-2c lb.; cows, live. $2.25 cwt.; dressed, 4@5c lb.; steers, live, $3 cwt.; dressed 5c; hides 8c. Cheese—Wisconsin and Hazelwood, 15c lb. Mutton—Live, wethers 4c; ewes, 3 l-4e. Veal—Fancy small 7 1-2 (S'Sc ; live, 4c; large, weighing from 200 to 250, 5c dressed. Eggs—Strictly fresh ranch. 45@55c. Cheese—Factory 20c to 25c; Swiss cheese, 40c lb. Vegetables—Potatoes, 65@75c cwt.; beets, 75c®i$l per cwd.; cabbage, 1@> 1 l-4e lb; turnips 75c@$t cwt.; ruta bagas, $1 cwt.; carrots, 80c cwt.; hot house lettuce 35c lb; mushrooms, 50c ID ; pears. $1.75@>2 per box; Hubbard squash, $1 dozen; pumpkins, 40c to $1 doz.; dry onions, $email@example.com cwt.; cooking apples 60@75c box; fancy apples, $1@2 box; celery, 60c doz. Hay, baled—-Oat hay, $12@14 ton; wheat hay $12@14 ton; alfalfa, $11 ton; timothy $18 ton. Hay, loose—Timothy $20 ton; wheat hay, $16 ton; oat hay, $15 ton. Oats—$1.20941.25 cwt. MAN Butter and Eggs Retail Prices. The following prices are quoted on butter, eggs and cheese: Choice butter, Hazelwood 45c lb; Ya kima Jersey 45c; Edgewood, 45c lb; Mapleleaf, 35c; Columbia, 35c; Prem ium, 40c; Rosebud, 30c. Retail Meat Prices. Beef—Porterhouse steak 20(S'22c; sirloin steak, 15@lSe; round steak. 12 l-2c; shoulder steak, 10c; prime rib roast, 15@lSe; rib roast, rolled, 10@ 20c; beef, boil, 6@10c. Ijmh—Forequarter 20c; hindquart et, 25c; chops, 30c. Pork—Roast, 15@18c; chops, 15® ""DlSc; salt pork, 15@18c; sausage, 10® :20c; bacon, best, 20@30c; common, 19c; ham, best, 25c: picnic, 19c. Poultry—Chickens, dressed, 20c; spring chickens, 50@75c each; ducks, 20c; turkeys, 25c. Veal—Roast, 15@20c; chops, 15® 20c. Retail Fuel Prices. Tamarack and Fir—Four foot, sin gle cord, $7.50 cord; in lots of 5 cords, $7 cord; in ricks, $3 per rick Pine Wood—Four foot, single cord, $7; in lots of 5 cords, $6.50 per cord; in ricks, $2.75 per rick. Slab Wood—Dry 16 inch, $2.50 per load; green, 16 inch, $2.25 per load. Coal—Banff semi-anthracite, $10.50; Caraey, $9; Crow's Nest, $9; Rock Springs, $9; Bear's Creel:; $f ; Alberta, lump, $9; Carbonado, $6 per 1-2 ton. Tacoma, YVash.—Wheat—Bluestem, 70c; club, 68c; red, 66c. Portland, Ore.—Bluestem, 70c; club, 68c; valley, S6c; red, 67c. ing. poor ami by The t. ton. pah and the the T. an tile ing fit, ton to Justice Tells of Suspects. Paterson, N. J.—Before he died Jus tice of the Peace Robert S. Cortez, who was mortally injured recently by the explosion of an infernal machine, which he had received by express, made a statement naming several per sons whom he suspected of having sent him the package. Through his ante-morten statement the police of Paterson and nearby cities expect to be able to run down the assassins. Boy Shoots Mother. Council Bluffs, Iowa.—Harold, the 8 year old son of Mrs. C. J. Christen son, accidentally blew his mother's brains out with a shotgun. The lad found the gun in its hiding place and slipping out of the house began to play with it on the front porch. One barrel was discharged and went through the window of the front room. The lad's mother was clean ing house less than six feet away. to Theaters in Spokan J two this At the Columbia. "Olivette," a French opera in acts, will be the bill presented week at the Columbia theater by the Zinn Musical Comedy company. The piece has been rearranged, more com edy put in and many successful east ern song hits substituted for the opera music. The chorus will be in its glory. Many new dances have been arranged. The costumes and scenery will be entirely new and many gor geous electrical effects will he used. Among the musical numbers will he "Gliding Down the Bay," "Knights of the Mystic Star," "Moon Dear," "Fuss ing 'Round," Soli song, "Mother Goose," Spanish dance, "No One in the World Like You" and "Love in Springtime." Miss Jessie Brown will introduce a number of new dances. Popular prices prevail at this theater, which is under the able management of George M. Dreher. ly of of Feb. 22-23—McIntyre and Heath. McIntyre and Heath, who have j negro characters, will be seen at the ! 30'Spokane on February 22 and -23, in | one of their -est known productions > "The Ham Tree," written by George ' , V. Hobart. This play is a Klaw & j Erlanger play. | gained a reputation in the east in j their delineations of old fashioned ! THE TONOPAH MINES SHORT AtCODNT OF DISCOV ERY OF GREAT REGION. MAN WHO MADE FIND TOO POOR TO HAVE ORE ASSAYED. NOW $100,000,000 IS IN SIGHT Locator Had Much Difficulty in In teresting Anyone in a Great Property. An account of the discovery of a great mine is always interesting read ing. These finds are usually made by poor men and in many instances by mere accident. There is generally a story of vicissitude and suffering, a struggle with poverty and oilier draw backs connected with the discovery ami subsequent development of a rich mine, no matter tlie variety of the metal that it contains. Following is a brief history of the Mispah mine ai Tonopah, Nevada. This property was discovered in May 1900, by James L. Butler, then a resident of Belmont, Nev., lie having previously seen the outcroppings of the vein in 1870. Butler took samples of the ore IS miles south to Klondyko, which was then producing high grade silver ore. The assayer there thought the dock of little or iio value, and as Butler was without money did not bother to assay t. On his return trip Butler took ieveral samples back to Belmont and showed them to T. L. Oddie, who sent them to Austin to lie assayed, the re turns from one of the samples being $540 in silver and $206 in gold to the ton. Locate Eight Claims in September. In September, 1900, Butler, accom panied by Mrs. Duller, returned to the property and together they located the eight claims now owned by the Tono pah Mining company of Nevada. Mrs. Butler named one claim the Mizpah and also named the camp Tonopah, from a small spring four miles north which had been given that name by the Indians, the word meaning "water brush." In October, 1900, Butler returned toi the property with W. Brougher and T. L. Oddie, to whom he had given an interest, and commenced work on tile property, their solo possessions be-1 ing a small tent, a meager camp out- ' fit, a wagon, two horses and $25 in ! cash. These three men took out aj ton of ore which was hauled 120 miles to Austin and shipped to San Fran-! cisco, realizing a litt le over $600. This I return and a series of high assays se- 1 uu cured from other parts of the surface ' induced a big rush to the camp and If If from crime be friend. cided There of earl. riage, trouble ranged A Thaw lyn The In er with voted that hope of affairs world true Mrs. Thaw views ° 1 , many leases were granted by Butler f to the end of the year 1901. Total Production Is $4,500,000. The total production of this period was $4,500,000. It was in June, 1901.! will love lias after several other capitalists had at tempted to buy the property and ex perts for others had condemned it, that Oscar A. Turner of Philadelphia took an option on the mine for $360, 000, drawing at sight on his friend, John W. Woodside of that city, for the payment of $50,000, which was prompt ly paid. The property was bought subject to the leases, and the royalty from shipments made by the leasers were more than sufficient to provide the balance of the purchase money be fore it became due. On January 1, 1902, the original eight claims located by Mr. and Mrs. Butler passed into the hands of the Tonopah Mining company of Nevada, a corporation having a total capitaliza tion of $1,300,000, comprising 1,000, 000 ordinary shares of $1 each and 360,000 preferred shares bearing in terest at 8 per cent per annum. Sub scribers to this latter stock at par were given two shares of ordinary stock for each share of preferred stock, making three shares for $1. Property a Steady Producer. The property continued to be a steady producer of large quantities of high grade ore, the proceeds from which were devoted to the develop ment. and equipment of the mine. In January, 1905, the preferred stock was paid off and in April of that, year the first dividend of 25 cent a share was paid and regular quarterly divi dends of that amount were continued until October, 1906, when it was in creased to 35 cents—the total amount of dividends paid being $2,450,000. It is estimated that the underground workings of this great mine, only opened up to a depth of 700 feet, amount to over 10 miles, while the value of the ore blocked out is com puted at over $100,000,000. The company is now operating a 100 stamp mill and owns many other valuable properties in the state. mid that In 6he tated Why many as who press title when gry, food way host of left ate erner pou fell that him Insane Man is Responsible. San Francisco—That a man can he adjudged insane and still be held res ponsible for his acts was the ruling made by the state supreme court in the case of the people against Frank Willard, who was found guilty of mur der in the first degree for having kill ed J. H. Smith, sheriff of Mendocino county, December 22, 1905. When the judge was signing the commitment of Willard to the insane asylum the lat ! started to run from the courtroom | and the sheriff started after him ' shot the official dead. As a result of the decision of the supreme court Wil | lard must be sentenced to death. j ter iumped to his feet and declared ! angrily that he was not insane. He tri Wll lard turned around deliberately and zled mit of of see, a THAW'S BEST FRIEND. ' ! I 1 uu told ' If A*r»ne Can .Save While's SlafM It Is HI* Mother. Mrs. Mary Copley Thaw, leader ot Pittsburg society and ruler of the manj| millions left by her husband, the late William Thaw, has proven herself re markable in times of stress and trouble^ If anyone can save Harry K. Thaw from suffering the consequences of hie crime in killing Stanford White, It will be this devoted mother, who is his best friend. Mrs. Thaw showed her ability as a manager when her daughter, Alice, de cided to marry the Earl of Yarmouth. There was opposition from members of the family, who did not like the earl. Once settled that ner daughter's happiness depended upon the mar riage, Mrs. Thaw consented. There waa trouble over the settlement, but she ar ranged that to the satisfaction of all concerned. A year or so later Harry Kendall Thaw returned from Europe with Eve lyn Nesbit, announcing her as his wife. The elder Mrs. Thaw hastened to haul In the reins and arranged for anoth er Wahltag. Then she took them homo with her. This high-minded and de voted mother has redeemed situations that to others have seemed to be beyond hope of saving, and has controlled her offspring when only she was capable of doing so. Out of the complex love affairs of her children, when all the world scoffed, she has seen what waa true and developed successful mar riages. With lier other children, Joslah and Mrs. George Lander Carnegie, Mrs. Thaw seems to have had loss trouble. Mrs. William Thaw has her own views regarding the conduct of the fm, St% 29K «Ï4 *3 ■r -At*/* r. * / MUS. W1U.IAM THAW. , essary f Always lias she forgiven his escapades What those views are remain It Is certain, however, that shs will expend her entire fortune, If nee iu the effort to save her sou electric chair. Her mother love has been touched at Its tenderest point, ns Harry Kendall Thaw always lias been tier petted and best loved son.. mid dissipations, continually trusting that lier love and devotion would tell In the long run. Now, In her old age, 6he faces the terrible ordeal of a sou charged with deliberate and premedi tated murder. Why They Call Him "Old Bnnin.'* "Senator Pomeroy was called by many of those who knew him as 'Old Beans.' His friends used the nlcknnme as a term of endearment, while those who didn't like him employed it to el press their derision. Ho obtained the title by reason of having at one time, when tiie people of his state were hun gry, a large quantity of that nourishing food shipped from Boston to Kansan Whenever lie profited In a pecuniary way by that act, of course I don't know, but he, ut least, gathered in a host of friends. "I first heard of the soubriquet when was one of the assistant doorkeepers of the Senate. My station was to the left of the chamber, facing th secre tary's office. One day, when the Sen ate was in session, a big, breezy west erner came up to me, and said: 'Will pou kindly send my card to 'Old Bean».* "Well, that stumped me, and 1 waa obliged to confess that I didn't know beans.' Then the stranger explained. When 'Old Beans' appeared he fairly fell Into his friend's arms, and when that gentleman told him, that 1 was Ig norant of the name the Kansans knew him by, I was told why they so desig nated him."—Washington Post of of New Kind of Ulaleet Storr. "What's tills?" demanded the puz zled critic, reading the manuscript. "Ga 'long wid ye or Ol'll gif you a punch mit der nose yet already.' What sor$ of language Is that to put In the moutfi of your hero?" "That's the most novel feature of my book,'' replied the young author; "you see, the hero's father was Irish and bl« mother German."—Philadelphia I.edgerj What He Called 111«.. "What do yon call your baby?" "Aw, has my wife been telling you about that—when 1 called him thal he'd been keepln' me awake over three —eh? Oh, his name! 'John.'"—Hon* ton Post lie Knew Klim. "Why don't you propose, if you love her?" "She hasn't known me long enough. - "Great Scott, man! propose at ooce^ then. Don't take any chances."—Cleve land Leader. Treat your parents with great tea demess and respect: You owe them something because you were Dot bora a czar.