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LAND ELOPER AT LAST.,
McHenry County Officials Waited
Long but Finally Secured Man.
Towner.—Harry Wataon was arrest
ed at Minot by Deputy Sheriff Morri
son and waa brought to Towner where
he is now confined in the county jail.
The charge against Watson is adultry
and wife deaertion, which charge was
brought by bis wife. Mrs. Leota Wat
son.
Watson disappeared from Granville
during the early part of October sell
fag ajltysproperty and leaving bis
iwiie without means of support. It is
Alleged he was accompanied by his
{Wife's sister, and the pair were traced
^rom Minneapolis to Winnipeg and
through Calgary, from which point
|lli8 Heath returned home. Watson
was later located at Coronation, Can.,
and through the officials there Sheriff
Sampson was kept informed as to bis
whereabouts. It was impossible to
extradite bins under the above charge^
and he would have to be ctugbt 1n tlM
States.
Early laat week'Sheriff Sampson re
ceived word that Watson bad left
Coronation and was on his way to
British Columbia, but was going by
way of Spokane. Consequently he was
Arrested at Minot. The preliminary
hearing will be had Jan. 8. C. W.
Hookway and Chris Hanson & Weber
have been employed to defend Watson.
FARMERS TO MEET
flans for Securing 8tate Farm Will
Be Considered.
.v.
der Irrigation Project.
j^f r^yr.*' *k J*
Wfills
ton.—Smaller farina under the
Irrigation projects In this sec-i
la the ilcm «t the WlMstofli
erclal club which is about, ln ai
manner,
club committee that la
with obtaining options on
ttraeta of landa, from the Ittmj
era udder the projects, haa keen ipj
Ee
id, and thla committee la already
oA with Paul Leonhardy in
aa chairman.
•j "The object,of thla movement," say^
Chairman Leonhardy in a statement
Issued to the land owners Interested,
"js to* assist the farmers under the
pirojeet tai the sale of their lands, es
pecially in email tracts, with the idea
•f securing more settlers, as it would
Mem from the statements of the
farmers that their larger holdings can
nbt be aa profitably farmed aa amaller
tracts. Another of the principal ideas
in making thiSs#l|ftrt la that it the land
caa.be cutupi'ljilo ampler tracts, it.
Hll be mUch easier to aecure kcreage*
for beet 'culture In the event of getting
beet sugar factory established in
Wllllstop.
1
of
Minot—Through theactlvities
the Minot Commercial club which has
made plans for a general gathering of
farmers to be held during the latter
part of the present month. Minot
hopes to be able to secure one of the
farms which will be established by
the North Dakota Better Farming as
sociation.
I The committee which has been
placed in charge of the farmers' gath
ering has already decided to invite
Director Thomas Cooper to the city
to make an address, and' it taexpected
that he will discuss the farm proposi
tion and point out the methods which
must be adopted to fulfill the require
ments.
The Minot Commercial club has al
ready been of material assistance to
the termers In the territory, and not
the least Interesting feature of its
work was that of bringing into Ward
county a largo consignment of pure
jbred cattle, which have since been
aold to farmers who are going into
dairying on a more or less extensive
'Am
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THE MERIDIAN ROAD. kU\
Mean Splendid Automobile
Run From Winnipeg to Gulf.
Bismarck.—l
Ih blue prints showing the Meridian
highway which has a course from
Winnipeg straight south to Galveston.
This road has a direct route through
United States, going through the
'Dakota side of tb'e Red river
........ (•alley and if the highway is preserved
ind made permanent it will make a
front. Intehiatlonal -automobile run.
omegrMt'he^wayhasbeeoinade
la the past slit, months and ?w $100.
•M bss.been spenttowsrdstfeljlundip
taklng. Though at pr*seatther« is so
sooney in sight for the vtorfelfi North
Dakota it is believed tbat the next'Qv*
-y years will aeethe entire workao
eomplished Mr- Atkinson's sugges
tion it the meeting last week at Grand
Forks to use the moneyr*eoelved from
die sjtste au^oii^bllf llcenses iowards
'this stste's shaire of the werksecmed
tomeet witbbe&rtv mpi^v^'oI
Diphtheria In Emmons
cios?iyWa»che*
f*: Braddock.—Black diPbtberla Is epl
"•ai«w.ta'rit Moffit a%d wllb large
number of capes and one death, the,
peopleof that'district ark to a.bighly
"'belted" stalls of mind. Strict
»l» i.
l-
regulations Wn haeii,::^
tbe county autbOTltiestbrc
ioteddlsMel lUii
of^bslpg able 't* its
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LANDS
Seeks. Smaller Tracts Un
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COMMON LAW KNOTS INVALID.
North Dakota Supreme Court Hands
Down
Decision in Several Cases.
Fargo.—The supreme court of North
Dakota holds that common law mar
riages are not valid in North Dakota.
The decision was rendered in the case
of Mathias Schumaker vs. The Great
Northern and otherB. The court said
in part:
The syllabus of the case is In part
as follows:
Priar to enactment of chapter 91,
laws of 1890, the common, law mar
riage was expressly recognized as
valid in this state, but by the enact
ment of said chapter, which is still in
fore? as sections 4032 and 4042, R. C.
1905. which expressly repealed the old
statute in toto it was unquestionably
the legislative intent to abrogate sucb
common law marriage in this state,
and such intent must accordingly t»
given effect. The case is reversed.
FOil,ljt.T$ E.N EAR8,
Apley Will Go Over the Road for Long
1 Period.
v.',
Jamestown.—Judge Coffey imposed
the sentence of imprisonment at bard
labor in the state penitentiary for four
teen years on E. F. -Apley of Napoleon.
Judge Lauder of Wabpeton, counsel'
for the defendant, gave notice of an
appeal to the supreme court for pur
poses of a new trial, and moved tbat
the court allow tbe expense of a tran
script of tbe testimony to be taken,
at the cost of Logan county, the de
fendant being an indigent person not
able to bear sucb expense attendant
on the appeal.
Under tbe statute, by good conduct,
Apley can, "make time" in tbe serving
of the fourteen year sentence, whicb
would reduce the time in case bs
served bis full sentence, to little
over ten years.
WILL ORGANIZE.
Renville County Development te b(
•-/.• League 8logan. ..v
fv,.:
Mohall.—M a meeting which will b«
held In this city of .county publicity
workers, ths organization of tbe Ren
ville County Development league will
be perfected, tbe object of this leagus
being to promote Immigration to Ren
vllle county. Already a series of local
meetings have been held throughout
the county, and at each of these the
question has received favorable co'n
sideratlon. and from all the cities rep
resentatives will attend the general
gathering.
.Under the present plan of actloi)
that has been laid down, an immigra
tion fund Will be created by the couni
ty commissioners, who will niake
levy for that purpose, and there alas
will be a general fund subscribed by
the commercial clubs of.the county.
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TI^REE. ARE NABBEDlfiliSti
Anetker Chapter In Wllliston Raids
Soeinst Alleged Piggere.
Williston.—-Three moire violators o*
the North Dakota prohibition law havq
been arrested in Wllliston, being taki
^n Into custody in raids which follow,
in close suecefjS. those prosecuted wltl)
so- m^jch'-v. sheiks only- a short tityt
aga Charles Melby, B. 8. Preston and
William Leater. are the new alleged
offenders.. ..
.- Wllliston has been experiencing
general campaign againat the rlolaton
of the prohibition law, and these thres
arrests are. In line with the general
movement which waa Inaugurated
through the efforts of the North Da
kota E^fo^emeirt leM»f 5y.^v.v
Bfifings County Lads Find Thsmasive*
Beach.—Within thirty hours attet
they had borrowed a neighbor's team
and wagon io lteal grain from anothei
wagon, Rolbert and Leonard Lowa 4
ButW had 1mmb arrested And
Rttieif
tM-itta
li^e. Iged.
^PWiy^p^* "w frw^' 7 "f,«, j* ^pr*
5'
the
"The options which we ask
farmer* to give are so ttniwin that
whlle they hold the farmer to sell his
land stray time during the life of the
opHioC provider ta|iWl.t«n^the land,
yet it leaves the farnier free to sell to
any one else at any time he may
choose to do so. Nothing It binding
upon him to, hold hls: land to be sold
by the commercial
}club,
the whole
idea being to promote sales and not in
any way prevent them.
"Any transfers made by the Com
mercial club will be without any com
HBlasion or. recompense of any kind to
be paid to it for securing the sales,
the buyer only paying the aum asked
by the farmer,"
The smaller farm: movement is one
that has been launched in other sec
tions of the country where federal ir
rigation projects are maintained as
the operation of large farms.1 under
those projects, has been shown to be
l.e»s profitable than the small farm op
erated under the intensified farming
plan.
Farmers of Williams county look
upon the movement, favorably.
FOR INJURED WORKMEN.
sifi
If a workman in a factory In
aourl gets ^iwcht In a machine and]
l^ees an avi, he may ens for dam-.:
Hies, hiring a lawyer on a percentage
basts. Jta the courae of years ha mayj
gkt a\yerdict, says the Kanssa Citjrj
flltar. The money that finally cornea
t^ him li^only a fraction of the amount
awarded. Meanwhile tbe courta are
clogged with personal Injury cases,
in the state of Washington Mr? J. A.
Harzfeid, president of tbe public util
ises commission, points out, the In
jured workman la at once paid a
definite sum'out of a fund collected
by tbe state. He needs no lawyer.
He gets all there la coming to him
and be geta It without delay. Tbat Is
the result of the Waabington work
men's compensation act, which wail
sjgned last March. Incidentally, it is
refreshing to note the opinion of the
Wssbington supreme court In sustain
ing the act after tbe New York court
of appeals bad held a somewhat sim
ilar law unconstitutional: Tbe opin
ion, written by Judge Fullerton. con
siders tbe New York decision and
says: "Notwithstanding the decision
comes from tbe highest court of tbe
first state In the Union and la sup
ported by the most perauaaive argu
ment. we have not been able to yield
our consent to the views there tak
en."
Tbe search continues for a cheap
paving material capable of withstand
ing tbe wear and tear (specially tbe
tear) of' automobiles. For the less
used highways several fairly satis
factory ways have been found to hold
the broken stone in place, but in
places where traffic ia constant and
fierce the problem la not so simple.
In tbe Bronx 18 different kinds of
pavement have been laid In tbe hope
of finding something both lasting and
cheap enough for ordinary roads.
Some were found worthless, while oth
ers have been standing tbe test thus
far fairly well. An analysis of the
bltumlnoua binders used was made by
tbe United States offloe of public
roads, and levels were taken to ascer
tain tbe amount of wear. On main
rofuJi where traffic Is heaviest it may
prove cheapest in the long, ran to put
lif a permanent pavement of brick,
wood blocks, or asphalt, but for high
ways at large tbe cost would be pro
hibitive, and a satisfactory binder Is
still looked for.
The final settlement of tbe ao-called
German potasb dispute out of court,
so to speak, is a decided triumph for
sane diplomacy. Tboae who may re
call the histrionics wbich attended
the discussion of thla question nearly
a year ago, the hysterical demand for
a tariff war wltb Germany, tbe im
passioned denunciation of Germany
and the appeals to the department of
^tate to wield "tbe big atick" may be
surprised to find tbe announcement of
a final settlement, apparently satis
factory to all concerned, is a brief
cablegram from Berlin.
Laborers from tbe south of Europe,
it Is said, are peculiarly liable to rheu
matism in. Chicago, and some of them,
tp avoid it, go elsewherjk ln winter
time, neglecting, however, to take
their wives and families, who remain
behind to become charges upon tbe
county. The authorities will do well
to either supply a rheumatism curs
6r Inflict punishment for wife deser
tion.
New York is worried over the case
of a woman wbo goes around propos
ing marriage to every man she meets.
8 she merely had some scheme where
by she could tske bis money hum
every man she met New York would
not consider bar esse remarkable.
Half a play by Sophocles., entitled
"Ichneutse" has been discovered in a
o«pk town called Oxyrhyncbus. But
probably it will not have any effect on
tyie receipts from "Uncle Tout's
Cabin" and'"Baat Lynne."
I
There is nothing so very strange in
t^ie fact that a Massachusetts minis*
ter has left the pulpit to go into the
coal business. He lis preaching the
doctrine tbat it is better to hsve a
iQre hero than.hereafter.
A woman has divorced a man be
oause he was merely ornamental. She
inferred to him as her "bric-a-brac"
husband,, and lu^k he went on the
Aelf. I'
The tiuAteys still living have Yonned
survivors' inodittoii and they pnr
pose- to adopt some plan that prom
lass to keep .thtfr heiads mi their
Men of 45 are to be leagued to de
a^d' rtfBogiiiUonl: Hmley, learning
Oreek at 60, would regvd them aa
....
dbildran. W
By accurately predicting cold waves
a.' weather fptajsistar gslns respect
hot sot popularity,
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When other eMttepskt palls then
Trt nains the imbroglio over
a N
WAR IN THE TIPPING NUISANCE.
If the commercial travelers oi this
country really do go after tbe tip
ping system with sll the power they
possess, tbey can nearly, if not en
tirely, destroy it. Tbelr national .pres
ident avows {its determination to rally
tbe organisation to an aaaault upon
this graft, which, be saya, foots up
950,000,000 a year In tbe United
States. If those figures even ap
proximate the facts, tipping is more
thsn a nuiaanoe to individuals, it is
sn enormous, tax upon business that
should not be tolerated. It has mads
psraaltea not only of a horde of ser
vants, but of certain lines of busi
ness, which thus, through underpaid
employes,1 prey upon other businesses.
Tipping might find some plausibility
if It amounted only to gratuities to a
faithful servant seeking to please, but
everybody knows that it goes far be
yond this, ssys the Omaha Bee. The
tip is more often given, not for extra
service, but to get any kind of serv
ice at all. It Is not surprising that
commercial travelers think of organ
Icing a united attack upon tipping.
Tbe surprise is tbat tbey have not
done so long yeara ago. They prac
tically live on the road, in hotels and
trains a good part of tbe year. That
sort of life is bard at best. To make
the moBt of it tbey pay tips that they
may obtain a living existence, so to
speak. Tbe commercial travelers csn
destroy the tip if tbey wilL Tbey can
get no-tip hotels when they unitedly
demand them and they can get, at
least, some improvement in condi
tions even from the sleeping car com
pany. It they succeed tbey will have
tbe thanks of everyone who ever
travels away from home.
Some obstacles in tbe way of the
anti-tuberculosis campaign were im
pressively stated at the annual meet
ing of the association which devotes
its energies to tbe relief and control
of this dreadful and ravaging disease.
Addresses whicb ought to be widely
circulated as public documents msde
it plain that, much as bas been ac
complished, the fight against consump
tion is yst only Just begun, says tbe
Boston Herald. Tbe housing problem
which underlies it still needs solu
tion, and tbe inadequately ventilated
factory is still with us. Medicsl in
spection hss been introduced into tbe
schools, but adequate acbool hygiene
lingers preventive measurea in the
home continue to be neutralized by
"the widespread Ignorance of what ia
meant by wholesome food." There
are now in Massachusetts about 50,000
persons suffering from tuberculosis.
Some 6,000 of them will die this year
as the price of failure to suppresses
wholly preventable disease. The cost
to the state of all preventable dis
eases in a round sum of about |60,
000,000 annually.
Crusades for a natural flower
come, grow, fade and depart as regu
larly and as sweetly ss the flowers
themselves. Wherefore we do not
take with too great seriousness tbe
campaign ssid to have been started
to make tbe mountain laurel blos
som the official emblem of these
United 8tates. But why, when we are
choosing a national flower, do we not
at least try to find one that has some
famillsr connection with our dally
lifer The mountain laurel campaign
reminds us of the grocer who came
downtown and announced that be bad.
named hla son Algernon. "Why,'
asked his old salesman, aadly, "why!
don't ye give the poor kid a name bai
can get work wltbf"
A
college professor charges that
college influences tend to make women
prefer to be old maids. At which as^
sertlon one little Dan Cupid, who bad
more than all the wisdom of the cot
leges combined, laughs Immoderately:
in his wing.
vv*
The prodlctlon is made by a^
emlneat^riflsh, surgeon that every*
body will In the remote future^be one
toed. We wish something could be
done to cause the flngeis of the pick-i
.pockets to disappear
One astronomer says the earth wll^
oesse its revolutions in 6331. Anoth
er fives It ten million years. If it
doesn't stop until astronomers^ agree
It is destined to go on-forevmr. /J
Prat. Clark of Rochester says the
of Wngllab in the pvhlis
irltA*1* ia by the "hypodermic tnethi
id/*. All English cannot be sniffed.!
Paris bought more tbsn a
dollars' worth of jewelry which dies
belonged ,to Abdul tyusld. The owni
ar' is In hock.
'i'.ifti'•
r,t
1
*.
England's hangman: objects to the
slsctrlc chair. He saya It la brutal,
and so do the men who havi» to sit In
It
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''A'lk^k ot chickens dlM"s^tw eat
'tts pills designed to, c^ra rksnmstism
Sad not tbe pl».
fhe satioail soap bill Is fliO.OAO.
M9, and- yet cleanliness Is by
y--— ttfe rule In this country.
aa
NERV0US IN PlIBUCj
if-
MANY WORLD-FAMED SPEAKERS
NEVER OVERCOME THIS.
With Some It Persists ss Mannerisms
—Yawn and Handksrchlsf of Lata
Duke of Devonshire—Olsd-,
stens'a Peouilsr Actions.
Persons who are unaccustomed to
speak In public believe that their
nervousness Is solely due to their In
experience, and that public men can
make speeches ss coolly ss tbey mske
conversation. In pome cases thla may.
be so, but few speakers are ever able
wholly able to cast off their nervous
ness. Sometimes It persists only In
the form of a mannerism, attractive or
otherwise, but aome old parliamentari
ans never escspe from the tremors
and terrors which shook them when
their maiden speech was delivered.
The late duke of Devonahlre ia usu
ally spoken of as tbe perfect type of
tbe Impassive Engllshmsn. When be
entered tbe house of commons as Lord
Cavendish, he distinguished himaelf
by prefacing his mslden speech with
a prodigious yawn. But he was by no
means as languid In fact aa he was
In appearance.
When he rose to speak he would
lean one arm on tbe nearest of the
two iron-bound boxes on the table be
tween the front benches. After a
alight hesitation and a few quiet
Words, the other hand would steal to
t*he tail pocket of his coat and emerge
holding a neatly-folded white cambric
handkerchief. Without unfolding it
he would gently rub the corners of his
mouth, and this done, the hand, still
holding the handkerchief, would reBt
on tbe hip or be thrown back.
Sitting near htm, one could observe
tkat tbe grip on his handkerchief
tightened, and that tbe muscles of the
hand were In continuous action. At
the close of hla apeech the hand
opened, and one saw not the clean,
Xolded Cambric handkerchief, but only
a solid, grassy ball, which waa quick-'
ly returned to the pocket Here was
the safety valve for the Impassive no*
bleman's nervousness.
Glsdstone wss one In whom nerv
ousness had become mannerism.
'When he rose to speak he began wttli
a few gracious words en (he speech
.which waa about to fellow, or some
pointed remark as to tbe character
and importance of tbe subject In
hla earlier days this was, no doubt
to "get bis breath."
His next act was to raise his right
hand over his head with the thumb
bent down and gently scratch bla
skull. Tbat Is rather common amongi
public speakers. Tbe third action of
Mr. Gladstone was his peculiar and
Individual sign. Throwing bis arms
downward by his side, be would with
his fingers seize the cuffs of hla coat
and draw these down over his shirt
cuffs so ss to conceal them complete
ly. Tbe ordinary practice is just tbe
reverse, the desire being to expose
and not conceal tbe white linen of
the shirt cuffs. These were the In
variable preludes to tbe great com
moner'a speeches.—Pall Mall Maga
zine.
Not In the Library.
Mr. Claptrap arrived at the clrculat
ting library tbe other day with bis
hands full of small packages and ss
cross as two sticks because bis wife
bad asked him to fulfill some commis
sions for her. while be waa out. With
a lgofc. which was just ss disagreeable
as be felt be handed to the little li
brarian a list which he had made to
aid his memory.
"My wife wants these books," he
said gruffly. "Be quick about getting
them, if you please. I'm in a great
hurry."
Tbe girl, who was a trifle shy and
Inexperienced, flushed, and, saying
that he should have the books direct
ly, went to look for them. She waa
gone some time and when she re
turned he glared at her indignantly
and asked If she expected him to
'.'wait all day."
"I'm very sorry," she apologized,
"but you see I've been looking for the
last book on tbe list Here are ths
other three, but 'Hairpins and Castor
Oil' I can't find and—tfnd I'm afraid it
Isn't in the library.''
"Good.heavens!" groaned Mr. Clapi
trap, quite crestfallen. "Did I put ihoss
tilings down in the book list!" :ti
In Praise of Modssty.
Reginald De Koven' told at a mash
csle in'Chicago a pretty story in
praise of modest^.
"A group of tourists," be said, "vlfr
lted Beethoven's bouso in Bonn. Ons
it the tourlsts. a girl of twenty or so,
sat down at Beethoven'a' planO and
played the "Moonlight Sonata' none
too well. Beethoven'a own work, la
Bis oAn room, on his own piano!
"When the 'girl had finished, she
rose and aald to the Old caretaker:
1 iupiiose lots of fsnious musicians
have been hero and played on thla in­
7
"'Well,' miss/'.the caretsker sn:
riwered grsvel jr, 'Paderewaki 'waa hers
Wfct 'yea£ gad' bis friendfs urged him
t'o play, but he shook his head and
•aid:
""No, I. &m not'.'worthy.'*'
.,- A.Oobd©ne.-.--
Is little Mrs. Bings' worthless hus
band going to dine home op Thanks
giving day?",
"No I, understand be is going to
stay awajr .for a culinary rsason."
^A culinary reasonf
'Yes Ha knows hlg, «oom la
KIND HE WEARS HIMSEU^
Clerk Sella the Editor Soma
Itchy" Underwear But Hlg I
Veracity Is Dsubtstf.
We believe in giving every
tbe benefit of tbe doubt We
like to sttack anyone's veracity
baste. Often men bave deceived
as to facts and conditions, but
we bave liked to think they were nla*
tsken. We have gone our way cpar
fident that they bad not Intentionally
ie4 us sstray.
But there Is a certain clerk In
certain underwear shop In this fanrf
whom we would not believe agal*
under oatb. We were In search ol
some new1 white unllerganhenta. WS
hesitated in our choice. The clerk
sjiw tbat we were allpping from bi^
grasp, to-wit: tbat he was about 1%
16se a sale.
"Now tbls garment," says he,
of the kind tbat I always we
yself.'f
Pulling back his coat and ahl.
sleeve he exhibited his undergarment
Aside from tbe fact that It wasn*)
quite as clesn it looked like the ve
Stuff on the counter.
"Does It Itch?" waa asked.
"Not a bit," he replied. "Tbafa
jbjeauty ot this make. I've never
.any trouble. You can put a suit
this right on and it won't bother yc
nl particle."
He looked so honest and* straight*
forward and frank when he said II
that we fell for hia line of talk. Thai
we haven't known a moment's peao^
prince we need not relate. What w«
wish to emphasize is the fact tba^
(that young man, with the honest coua-?
tenance, must bave had a back reS
with itching and scratching wben hJ
told us that unmitigated falsehood.
His legs and arms must have beitf
crimson with irritation, yet he stoofl
right up there and denied it. Eltheg
that or be lied wben be said tb*g
he wore the kind of flannels he srl^[
us. Even as we write we hsrdl)|
know whether to finish this sentence
or get up and scratch our bso$
against the door.—Detroit Free Presfe
Knowing One Anothsr.
I have a friend who says:
"When I first saw the Oriental rttf#
of the professor of our new red brick
high school building's wife, hangin* Og
the 11
a*. I says te mysslf: 'Net. Not
that woman.' I won't never vote foe
her for president ef tbe LadM* AldJ
8he ain't one of us.' And while theif
was votin' tbat day I set over In on*
corner feelln' mean, snd thlnkln'rl
'No. You don't get no ballot out of
me. You ain't folks.' And then tlm
next mornln', while I was gettlan
breakfast she comes walkln* acrosl
the yard between our two houses, and!,
sbe saids: 'Oh, Mis' Arthur, I'm mar
kin' Johnny Cake, and I can't tell
whether you put in soda or bakla"
powder. Which do you?' And wheal
I'd told her how, and she'd started!
back, I stood Inside tbe screen dooS
just lookln' after her. And I thoughts
'Why, my land. Underneath your
Oriental rugs you was like that all
the time. Why, you're folks—'"
The thing is as simple as the llghfcEt
Getting to know one snother is ths
problem. Social centering is the way
to work it out. And at tbe. last, de
mocracy is tbe answer.—Zona Gale la
La Follette's Magazine.
"Geological Tuberculosis."
The Washington monument at the
national capital, highest of ston#
^Structures, and designed by Its build
ers to stand as long as the pyramids,
4s suffering from a disintegration that
while not immediately fatal, will short*
«n Its life, ssys John 8. Mosby, Jr*
'4n the December Popular Mechanlcn
'Magazine.
The great shaft, 555 feet In height,
(consists of wslla 15 feet thick-at tb»
base. These walls are made up of aa
louter facing of marble blocks and a
four-foot Inner wall made of granite
and other hard .atone. Between these
two walls there is\a filling of heter
jogeneous stone,
.held together by a oe
iment This describes the first Id#'
/eet, which is the part now affected
This part waa built contlnuoualy fron .{
jtbe beginning of the atructure. •Thea,:.?"'...
(for years, the construction halted at
jtbat height It ia tbe Interior fllllnc
[between these walls that is now^^',
through the deadly effect of heat and!
jcold. and' dryness and dampness at
tacking It alternately,, beginning- to
idislntagrate and ooze out between
-j
A
4
the jolnts of the outer wall and
crevices made by- the actlon of the ela' -t
teents.
I (Wji-I jIjJ
A Real Delicacy. f'1
A Nevr York clubinan wbo prldsn.
hlmte^ on his knowledge of things
iepienrean ws# riiudi .interested in aa'
Item he'discovered in' the inenii laid
before him on the occasion of his visit
to a town ot the middle west. The
item was "green blUefiah."
."Waiter," demanded the New York
er, "What sort of hiuefish are gretia
blueflshr'
"ftesh. sir,'? quickly responded ttuiV
servitor. "Right from the watdr." 'i 'T
"How dare you Impose npon mffT
continued the clubman. "Ton kaolt/
well enpugb that hlneflab are .aot^''
ken at itfcla season.*' .'
:.
/W)berjeupon. the, waiter plckefd up1
tbe.menu fund gave it a careful scrn
!ttoy, aa if by,that gctlo* im wouM^
solve'the mystery. Then, with, an air.
«t one suddenly enlightened, he aM%
ied:
"Ob, that, sir? That's liothouse Um
'—Lipplncott's.
"The new show' went Uk0/a1ndMj!$
"I was told tha backer had to smA
a lot of drafta."

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