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K. H. BARRETT.Editor Entered at the Birmingham, Ala.. postoflice as second class matter under act of Congress March 3, 18,11. Dally and Sunday Age-Herald . iS.UO Dally and Sunday per month ... .i0 Dally and Sunday, three months.. 2.00 Weekly Age-Herald, per annum .. .ad Sunday Age-Herald . 2U0 “X^rEatmTTrTan^ O. E. Young are the only authorized traveling repre sentatives of The Age-Herald in Its circulation department. No communication will be published without its author's name. Rejected manuscript will not be returned unless stamps are enclosed for that purpose. Remittances can be made at current rata of exchange. The Age-Herald will not be responsible for money sent through the mails. Address. THE AUE-HERADD, Birmingham, Aia. Washington bureau, 2U7 Hlbbs build ing. European bureau, 6 Henrietta street, Covent Garden, London. Eastern business office, Rooms 48 it. 60, Inclusive, Tribune building, New York city; Western businees office, Tribune building, Chicago. The S. C. Reckwlth Special Agency, agents for elgn advertising. TELEPHONE Bell (private exchange connecting all departments), .Main 41)00. ■Who ha* a book of nil that liion arcbM do, He', more secure to keep It shut than shown. —Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Regarding the Borrovians A “Borrovian” is an admirer of George Borrow, the celebrated author of “The Bible in Spain.’’ Borrow was in some respects a great man. He was -unquestionably a great literary genius. Some of his books have been included in “Everyman’s Library,” Kvhich proves that discerning editors bank him among the immortals; but few indeed are the Borrovians in this country. Clippings of his most famous "work appear in the textbooks of high school and college English literature classes, and that is about the end of the Borrow cult. n V Cl 4V VUIIILI.'IU.'IU IVIIUI Cl VIV/ 11 recently ljjeen held in Norwich, Eng., and the old family residence, where George Borrow spent much of his boyhood, has been made a memorial and museum for the piety of Bor rovians to regard as a shrine of pil grimage. Local color will always attract the readers of English poetry to the Lake Country or to the Severn and Wye. Concord will never fail of devotees at the shrine of Emerson. Many a sacred spot ought to have its attrac tions for our southern students and Vook lovers, and as time goes on there •will be more and more attention to these places of sacred interest. In this connection it should be said that these local shrines are the proper places in which to keep and see the precious manuscripts. The Burns manuscripts should be at the Burns birthplace, Bunyan’s literary associa tions should concentrate at Bedford, “Uncle Remus” should not lack any thing to satisfy the reverent pilgrim at Atlanta. But among the clouds, the whirling dust clouds of new books, largely worthless as dust, which the people buy and mentally breathe, clean and beautiful and satisfying things like “Lavengro,”- “Wild Wales,” “The Romany Rye,” and the other two of Borrow's books ought to have wel come. Somebody will thank us for drawing attention to these precious things, and there will be Borrovians everywhere some day. Those who know him love him greatly. Anniston's Industrial Growth Anniston has been growing steadi ly as an industrial community and as a city of pleasant homes. It has many small industries and among its large manufacturing concerns are cast iron pipe works. In fact, it now boasts of being par excellence the cast iron pipe city of the south. Birmingham has many large pipe plants and the pipe output of this city has grown very materially within the recent years, but in north Alabama there is still room for expansion ir this direction. Within the next two oi three years Birmingham’s cast iror pipe production will be larger than i’ is now and the same general progresi may be expected of Anniston. If Anniston is the leader in th< cast pipe business Birmingham takei off its hat and makes a bow. Ther< is no feeling of jealousy whatever. Ir this great mineral Alabama there ii room for many' manufacturing towns The,thrift of each one is a matter o pride to the Birmingham district which, in the large sense, embraces al north Alabama. Progress in Good Hoads As a result of the three good roai day's in August our highways havi been greatly improved. Not only si but the good road building sentimen has been promoted in a marked de gree. Fi-ve years ago Alabama was ver; backward in the matter of macadan joads. Georgia and North Carolin; were far ahead of this state and tour ists and homeseekers remarked thi comparison to this state's disadvant age. It is very different today. Whili lauoit yet remains to be done in goo< road building Alabama is coming for ward rapidly. All that is needed now to make Alabama conspicuous among the southern states in the matter of good roads is the employment of the con victs in the work of road construction. If the convicts had been put to work on the highways five years ago Ala bama would be as far ahead of all the other states in its public high ways as it is today ahead of other southern states in its general indus trial development. President Wilson and Mexico As irritating as the “Mexican situa tion has been and still is the possi bility of the United States sending an invading army into Mexico still seems extremely remote. President Wilson will do everything in his power, at any rate, to bring about a peaceful solution of the Mexican problem. The precedent In the Diaz case when President Hayes declined for a year or so to reco*gnize General Porfi rio Diaz fits the present situation ex actly. In 1877, when Diaz was acting as provisional president, severaj na tions recognized him but the govern ment at Washington did not. But under the rules of international com ity, Diaz endeavored to the best of his ability to protect American citizens regardless of the fact that the recognition he asked for had been declined. Recognition from President Hayes came only after Diaz had succeeded in defeating his foes in the field and establishing order. President Wilson is preparing a special message to Congress in which he will relate in detail the negotia tions that have been conducted through his personal representative with the Huerta government. The people of this country will then, in that way, be made acquainted fully with the situation and with President Wilson’s pacific policy. it was said that Huerta intimated that neither Congress nor the Ameri can public were in sympathy with President Wilson’s course. If Huerta suggested any such thing it is hardly to be supposed that he really believed that the President was acting con trary to public sentiment or the senti ment of Congress. Right thinking people in this country do not want war. Public sentiment is strongly be hind President Wilson and it is plain to see that he has Congress with him. The President says he has no intention of taking any drastic measures and he has hopes yet that when the facts are known in Mexico, the Huerta au thorities may be more inclined to res pect the suggestion that Huerta re sign in favor of a provisional presi dent acceptable to all sides. But if Huerta remains stubborn in his rejection of the American pro posals, the precedent of the Diaz case would still stand out to make for peace. Government Salaries Secretary of State W. J. Bryan is kept too busy these days to deliver lectures ip the Chautauqua lyceum course. In accepting the high position he holds he should have cut out all “side line” business at the start. No matter whether or not the salary of the Secretary of State is sufficient to maintain the incumbent in comforta ble style Mr. Bryan should have stood on the dignity of the office and de clined to accept lecture fees. When he was criticized for his North Caro lina Sunday lecture he undertook to defend himself but the public regard ed his explanation as feeble. 1J V t 1 J UIUIIIVV tant office. Certain it is that the pre mier cabinet position is of great im portance. This country's diplomatic business usually demands close atten tion. It has now become very exact ing. Mr. Bryan will, of course, feel it incumbent to be “on the job” in these critical days and nights; and thus he is afforded an easy way of dropping out of the lyceum course, for the present at least. The public would be perfectly will ing no doubt to see cabinet salaries doubled. Cabinet pay is now $12,000, but if it were only $6000 the public would have a right to expect the oc cupant of a cabinet position to give his best time to the office. It is the same way with congress men. Senators and representatives in the House receive $7500 a year. Most of them stay in Washington during the sessions of Congress and attend 1 strictly to business. Those who neglect the work for which they are paid are open to censure and the public is un sparing in its criticism, as it ' should be. Meredith and Browning In numerous excerpts from his pri ^ vate correspondence George Meredith shows a pathetic and not always pa tient realization of his unpopularity. He was never in any sense of the word a “popular novelist,” nor does he . now command a very large following i among that class of persons to whom i the “average reader” belongs. Mere . dith's art was truly Olympian and foj ! that reason his select but appreciative ■ public has consisted from the first of s so-called “high brows." 1 Meredith’s fame is assured and was made permanent during his lifetime, a fact which he could not have failed to recognize, although there was al ways working in his heart a leaven of bitterness because other writers re ceived huge sums for their work, while he, forsooth, toiled all his life, a pains taking and laborious craftsman, never acclaimed by the masses and scarcely looked upon as a profitable venture for publishers. After all, perhaps the chief reward of being great is the applause that falls on receptive ears. Browning occupies a position as a poet somewhat similar to that of Mer edith as a novelist, although the latter wooed the Muse on occasion. Brown ing paid for all of his poetry that was published, but his faith in himself was justified and while it is probable that he, too, will always remain an un known quantity to the “man in the street,” from his height on Parnassus he struck some vibrant human chords and among the literati his name will continue to be a fetich. In New York some of the juriscon sult are discussing the meaning of im peachment. Tiie dictionary is clean enough to say nothing of New York’s constitution. From either point of view, Governor Sulzer Is Impeached. -:—r-w It Is reported that a 300-pound church bell was taken from the Green Springs Baptist church Wednesday night. The question naturally arises, what would any self respecting thief want with a church bell? A Pennsylvania girl was arrested for carrying a revolver in a holster that was strapped to tier knee. Probably wanted it flxed so she could grab her money with one hand and her pistol with the other. A Birmingham man is said to have swallowed a small watch Wednesday night, and the alleged humorists of the local papers are all having a "perfectly lovely time” over it. , Since Mrs. Pankhurst is now in France, there are no doubt certain government of ficials in Ixmdon who wish the English channel were 10 times as wide and far rougher than it is. Senator Penrbse’s suggestion that United States soldiers be placed on po lice duty In Mexico will hardly bear fruit. That would be a certain way to cause trouble. ' The French government is preparing to withdraw all bronze coins from circu lation. Then the “poor devil without a sou” will be more numerous than ever. Telegraph editors are in sore distress trying to decide whether Thaw or the Mexican situation shall have the most prominent position on the front page. One girl went on record as having got ■ her bathing suit wet, but while crossing the street car line the deadly third rail counted another vlcffm. With 100 assassins reported to be on his trail, Dr. Sun may be excused frpm oc casionally glancing under bis bed before hitting the hay. The premier of Brazil is planning to introduce baseball into his country. Brazil is already rich. Baseball should make it happy. Our idea of a real loafer is the man who wanths to make a bet that Harry Thaw will never be returned to Mat tea wan. Some good marksmanship by govern ment gunners was show'n at Sandy Hook the other day. Might send the score to Huerta. Women’s styles will change again with the coming autumn, and the fashion plates suggest many beautiful effects. Wonder what has become of the Balkan war. At the last hearing the allies were figuring on the division of the spoils. * You did your best, John Bind, and if Uncle Sam lias to whip Mexico, it won't be your fault. When thieves fall out a lobby Inves tigating committee has easy sailing. PROTECTING THE EYES From the Electrical World. It is not unusual for an explorer in the Arctic regions to lose his eyesight due to the reflection of the bright sun on the white snow, and v.ho has not seen people at tlie seashore wearing heavily smoked glasses to protect their eyes from the shining water? That this glare Is annoy ing to the reader and injurious to the eyesight has long been appreciated; but according to the Electric World, it is only recently that attempts have been made systematically to avoid glare. In arti ficial lighting. Investigations have con firmed the theory that less density of il lumination is required for seeing when glare is absent than when it is present, and the eye is able to see more clearly when lamps are hjdtlen from view. The fact that glare can be elimniated without extra cost points to the rapid introduc tion of proper illuminating methods in all places where even a small amount of at tention is paid to the subject. POINTED PARAGRAPHS Frojn the Chicago News. it’s a short lane thfct isn’t tainted with gasoline,. “Dead Game Sport” is a most expensive title. The course of true love often leads to matrimony. You can generally get around people you can see through. * lt‘s easy to induce luck to come our way—if it is hard luck. The supply of after dinner speakers al ways exceeds the demand. .*-• Coraplioating the situation, the kicker , is nearly always headstrong. A woman isn’t always true to her color, even when she applies it herself. Every time a woman takes the conceit out of a man she adds to her own. You seldom see a successful business man who boasts of being a thorough bred. Once In a while a man doesn’t forget his old friends after acquiring wealth and fame. It takes a wife witli true faith to brag about ber husband's ability, even when ■he doesn't believe in it herself. IN HOTEL LOBBIES lucrcaalng flunliieMN “Our 'iislness has been excellent this summer and as far as I know' all lines of business In Birmingham have be«n good,” said H. M. Beck, president of the Beck Candy and Grocery company. ‘Our company has done 12 H per cent more business this summer than It did last. \\ e cover quite an extensive terri tory nearly ail of Alabama and a part of Florida. Not only have sales been good but collections have been good. ( rop. conditions are exceedingly promising and I look for brisk fall business.” Great HiiMlnemn Activity “There is considerable business activ ity all over the country at this time.” said George Burwell of New York city. ‘In the early summer the outlook, ac cording to certain financial interests, was not very bright but with Secre tary of the Treasury McAdoo’s bold and correct stand in ogerTng assistance to the -country banks’ the situation im proved at once. The stock market is fairiy active again and all good stocks are advancing. “In most of the states crop conditions are highly satisfactory. This counftry wiU have, on the whole, immense crops. “The early autumn of 1912 will be remembered for its briskness. I think the coming autumn will witness just as much activity in the business world. In fact, 1 look for a genuine boom.” Mr. IIII | lioiiAe'm It Mu rn James Mill house lias returned from a visit to his old home in Scotland. 1 was abroad three months and en joyed my trip greatly,” said Mr. Htllhouse yesterday. “I did not go to the continent; spent most of my time at Ayreshire. where I was horn and reared. Fewr of my Scotch relatives are living; only some cousins, but it was a great delight to me to look over the hills and valleys so dear to me in my youth. No one, of course, can visit Ayreshire with out thinking of Bobby Burns and with out recalling his beautiful poems. But. after all, when one visits the home of his youth witIt near ones and dear ones gone the heart is filled with tender emo tions and the delight one takes in look ing over tile Scotch landscapes is mingled with sadness. “Scotland is prospering. Wages have advanced SO per cent since T was a lad. The cost of living has advanced about 30 per cent, which still leaves a good net gain for the wage worker.” An \ vmitacfoun Pork Purchase “There was one step taken during George Ward’s term as mayor of Birming ham which was far reaching in the mat ter of the future of the city in the very important question of parks,” said a man with civic pride. “[ allude to the pur chase of t'he 100-acre tract of 'Idlewild* park, for it should be so christened. “I was. In a small measure, instrumen tal in securing this valuable property at a bargain for the city, in that I secured a reopening of the proposition after it was, tt* all intents, abandoned on both sides. It is possessed of much natural beauty for the purpose; is well located as to the future growth of the city, and t expect some day to see its natural attrac tions added to by the art of thb landscape architect, and the improvements neces sary in ^he modern city park. “I think it would be well for the city to cut a half city block of, say 150 feet depth lots, with a 50-foot street fronting them, for a fourth of a mile in length, and to sell these lots for two purposes. The first is, to have facing the park a row of attractive houses, rather than the back i yards of the present and future dwellings, as the situation is now. Next, there are some 23 acres adjoining the present prop erty that, at the present time, could prob ably be purchased for $23,000. The pro posed sale of the lots can be made to net the city sufficient to pay for the 23 acres, and then leave $35.<**> to $50,000 to apply to the present debt for the park. This is a good proposition anyway you look at it.” Beautiful l,tiii<l«enpe Painting "A very beautiful painting has been on exhibition in the First National bank for several weeks.” said a connoisseur. “It is by Miss Carrie Hill. The title of the picture is ‘Pines Beyond East Lake.’ A few stately pines are in the foreground and hills with graceful lines against the sky form the background. “The drawing is excellent, the per spective is true and the atmosphere sin gularly enchanting. I do not happen to be personally acquainted with the artist, but I think she is entirely too modest in placing her price on the picture at only $150. Many pictures in the Metropol itan Museum of Art in New Ytrk. that cost $1000 or more are not as good as this of the pines. The fact is that some of the valued pictures in the national gal lery in I,ondon possess less merit thai| this painting by the Birmingham artist.” Trailing Instinct In Animals "The account of the wounding of a man charged with the theft of a mule Wednesday night, and the trailing of the alleged thief by a mule, brings up the iraiter of instinct and trailing by many animals/* eaid one familiar with many animal characteristics. "It seems that the owner of the mule stolen was awakened by the *haw-he haw* of the mate left behind, ahd arming himself, he went to the stable, missed one of his animals, and with quick per ception released the distressed mate, which proceeded to trail the stolen one. At a distance of about three miles the owner, guided by the mule, came upon a man hitching the stolen mule to a buggy, and fired upon him. He secured bis property, of course; and there is a badly wounded man In the county jail. I have often seen a mule trailing another. They go along with their heads down dose to the ground, and they never miss the trail, no matter how many other an imals may have traveled along it. "And the devotion of mules, not only to each other, but often to horses, is per fectly wonderful sometimes. I remember that some years ago L had a sm^ll gray mare, a pony in fact, and#that at the mountain camp where we spent one sum mer there was a ‘big old mule’ called Jack' that fell violently in love with the little mare. Now, all the lashing you could put on ‘old Jack' would hardly more than force him to a slow trot In the shafts of the light forage wagon It was his duty to draw; but you just let some body get on the little gray mare and start off in a brisk trot, and It was a job to hold that mule. One day it became necessary to send the little inare away on an errand. Old Jack ‘raised so much sand' no ordinary force could keep him in, ami if4 tied to a tree he would lit erally try to climb it; a log chain was placed around nis fore legs to Jteep him from rearing up and trying to break away; and he. bruised his forelegs badly in his fury, in course of time they were sold to different persons, and in parts very remote from each other, but I f««l sure If Jack had slipped his halter within 30 days after being parted from his chum he would have trailed that little mare the 160 miles that separated them.” A SPECULATING KING Hardwick Gore, In Leslie's. The truth must be told. While Europe has been going into ecstasies of admira tion for the leader of the gallant little state of Montenegro, which first went out to give battle to the unholy Turk, .while, in open defiance of the wishes of Che matter of, fact great powers, he was battering the forts of Scutari, while sen timental Europeans were calling aloud for the cause of the warrior bard, Nich olas was quietly "playing the market. What exactly his profits are, or whether the poet in him caused him to lose what was a winning market game,* only his passbook can show. Some say that he finished several million dollars to the good; others that he w’aj? too late in rushing to cover, and was so much "out" on balance that when the last April set tlement came round In Vienna he bad to beg his bankers to give him a few days’ grace in which to meet his obligations. Rut whichever of these two versions is the correct one certain it is that during the past few months the King has been as deeply engrossed In market tactics as in military strategy. It is easy to bluff the concert of Eu rope; it is easier still to throw dust into the eyes of the credulous peoples of Eu rope. If anyone is inclined to doubt this, let him call at the little two story villa in Cettinje which gives shelter to the hefty physique and busy brain of Nikita Petrovitch and ask his majesty. If he spoke his mind the answer would be con vincing. When on October & last Nich olas unleashed the dogs of war 1n the Balkan peiunsula, it was generally be ll ieved that he was acting at the instlga ! tion of either his son-in-la wf, the King of Italy, or of the Czar of Bulgaria. Er ror! Nicholas hastened to open hostilities i for purely personal reasons which had little to do with the domestic policy of Montenegro and still less with the Balkan league. The truth is that the old Hon [of the Black mountain had for some years previously been suffering from se rious financial embarrassment. A NEW HOME FOR GORKI From the New York Tribune. Home—The famous Russian writer, Maxim Gorky, lias given up the vagrant [life of a persecuted anarchist and re turned to the beautiful island of Capri, in Naples bay, where be lives as a "grand seigneur” in a gorgeous villa near the seashore. From Gorky’s home there Is a splendid prospect of Naples, Sorrento, Torre Annunziata, Vesuvius and the islands between Posillipo and Cape Miseno. It is very uiliicuii me however, for he leads a very retired life, but a few days ago be received an American newspaper correspondent in his studio. It is a large, light and airy room. On the walls there are only a few pictures, souvenirs of writers and artists whose remembrance is dead jto their owner. The largest among them i* a picture of Schaljapin, who was Gorkvs best friend, both in the gdod and the bad moments of his life. There are also old weapons of all sorts—In dian bows and arrows, small poinards. a shield, pistols. And then books all over, new and old ones, in enormous quantities and disposed in very appar ent artistic disorder. There are two good copies in bronze of famous Greek sculptures and a little stdtue of Leo Tolstoy sitting in an armchair, with the head a little bent, almost in a thoughtful manner. jn a corner of the room is the desk, covered with books and papers. It is there that the author spends several hours daily writing and studying. Gorky, who was said recently to be tubercular, whose days were numbered and whose settlement in Capri and re tirement from active politics were at tributed to his illness, looks like a healthy man, although still very thin. His face is pale, and his ^arge black eyes, full of Are, are still the eyes of a fighter. NIGHT LIFE OF GREAT CITIES From the New York Herald. George Ade of Indiana, who has been studying the night gayety of Berlin, reports that he "found the night, but not the gayety." Mr. Ade need not have crossed the ocean to learn that there is no greater delusion in the world than the "night gayety" of great cities. It he iiad made his studies here and employed his witty pen in satirizing the death*s-head revels which pass for gayety in the "White Light district" of whioli New York Is so proud, he might have opened the blind eyes of ingenuous youth to the supreme folly of sordid vice. He would have found this a merry town after dark, with the "gay white way" marked out in electric lights, vultures of either sex lurking on every corner and jolly bands of gunmen darting about in au tomobiles on their muderous quests. There is always fun afoot, even after the curfew lias sounded and belated diners have been commanded to "Git to hell out t o’ here!" with the food still on their plates. No man who de sires to have his money taken away from him neatly, quickly and,* unless he protests, painlessly need complain of the gay night life of the metropolis. They still show the house where a head was chopped off because itfc owner did not spend his money fast enough. v There is night life in Indiana as wrell as in New York. There the moon shines, the frogs croak, the soft breezes blow and nobody’ is asked to spend any more money. TRIBLTK TO MAJOR SCREWS From the Houston Post. Many beautifuT tributes have been paid to the memory of the late Maj. W. W. Screws of the Montgomery Adver tiser, but like this one from the pen of John D. Wells, the brilliant edi torial feature writer of the Buffalo News, and as clean and wholesome a Yankee lad as w*e ever-knew': Maj. W. W. Screws, editor of the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, is dead. Major Screws wras one of the old-fash ioned editors, the kind the cub news paper man of today never faces. When lie came home from the war all he had j in the world was his recollections of the Lost Cause. For 60 years he sat at the ■ same desk—30 of those yearfe spanned as hard a struggle as is recorded in the ! history of' journalism—and penned editorials that helped make his section | of the south what it is. He bestowed kindly praise where it was de served and he made the teriyi, “Put the! Screw s On," a term of terror to the j hosts of political evil. In a life so full of kindnesses he probably forgot the 1 boy of 1899, whose discouragement and fears of failure all disappeared before his kind words and predictions. But: | the boy never forgot. 1 John was the boy. ADRIFT WITH THE TIMES looking backward, "The Wattlebya put on grand air*, hut the old gentleman used to be a section hand on a railroad.’’ "You’d never guess It, to hear Mrs. Wat tleby refer to him as ‘one of the pioneer railroad builders.' ” SECOND-HAND LOVER. "Dobbs tells me he is a great lover of nature.” "Yes. I don't know of any man who en joys seeing the picture of a sylvan dell in a magazine more than Dobbs does.” TECHNICAL LANGUAGE. "Umph: The headline writer on this newspaper is a rather imp&dent fellow.” “What has he done?” ' • “Over the announcement of the birth of a son and heir to a prominent speculator he wrote, 'Love Declares a Dividend.’ ” ’TWAS EVER THUS. There’s many a man Does all he can To keep himself from feeling blue. But Just at the time The outlook’s prime. Why, rent or softiethTfig else falls due. HAD ALL THE SYMPTOMS. "Was Hamlet mad?” "I don’t know about that, but I’m sure he was a dyspeptic.” DISCOURAGING A BORE. "Hello, Biobbs!" "How are you, KirklyT" "Say, I’ve got a new story to tell you.” "When did you originate it?" "Oh, I didn't originate it. I heard It somewhere.” "Then it isn’t new.” "Well—er, not exactly new.” "And long experience has taught me, Kirkly, that you never hear a story until it has traveled all over town four or five times. That's why I’m not at all enthu* 'elastic. But Are away. What is the story?” "Shucks! I've forgotten it now.” UNSEEMLY CLATTER. In days of old When knights were told And very often drunk, Whene'er one fell , It sounded—well. Just like a load of Junk. WHO WON? ■‘Tour rival In love once?” ‘•He seems rather crestfallen. You evi* dently got the girl?” “No. He got the girl.” MAUD Ml’LLER-IN TWO FILMS. Maud Muller on a summer’s day Had poor success at raking hay. * The head-man gave her pride a biff; Declared her acting was too stiff. The judge rode up; things went to smash, Just then he lost his false mustache. The manager let out a whoop; Said the judge acted like a “supe.” Affairs kept getting worse and worse; / Nine times he made them all rehearse. They went six hours without a meal Before they got a perfect reel. -Will S. Adkins. ANIMAL FUN. A thick fleeced lamb came trotting by; “Pray, whither now. my lamb?” quoth I, “To have,” said he, with ne’er a stop “My wool clippetd, off at the Ba-ba shop.” —Christian Endeavor Worki. A little horse I chanced to see; He borrowed some cough drops of me; “It’s nothing serious, of course,” He said, “I’m just a little hoarse.” > —Chicago Inter-Ocean. A kind-eyed cow came walking by; “Pray, whither now. kind cow?” quoth I. At which she tossed her noble head; “I'm going dry, kind sir,” she said. —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A little pig to market went And dkl not know just wrhat it mean. But when he saw’ a sausage machine That little pig turned a sickly green. NOISELESS WEALTH. Once there was a man who toiled long and hard to become rich. He finally amassed millions. His health continued very good. He enjoyed life Immensely. He did not sigh for poverty. He did not make speeches on the way to succeed. He just went about his business, gave'"when there was good occasion for It, lived a clean life, kept the same wife he had won when poor, never “blazoned his way” In any particular direction, kept out of the uew’spapers with surprising ease and died so quietly that few people w’ould have been aware of Ills existence if his heirs had not made such a tremendous racket fighting over what he left. Quiet men, particularly quiet rich men, are benefac tors to humanity. PAUL COOK. THE BRONTE LOVE LETTERS From the Philadelphia Inquirer. THE four letters addressed by Charlotte Bronte to Prof. Con stantin Heger of Brussels which have just been published by the London Times, throw an interesting and illuminating light on the character and psychology of the famous women who was the author of “Jane Eyre.” They also show how little basis there ever was for some of the suppositions which Charlotte Bronte’s attitude to ward Heger from time to time sug gested. It is a matter of familiar knowledge that when Miss Bronte was earning a little money as a school teacher or governess 4t Brussels, and also perfecting her education, she formed the acquaintance of a man for whom she conceived a very strong ad miration and an extremely warm re gard. That man was Prof. Constantin Heger, who figures in Charlotte Brcnte's story of “Villette,” in the character of Paul Emmanuel, and the English writer’s relations with Heger have been the subject of some curious speculations. Their nature Is most clearly exhibited in the correspondence which has now been made public, and which has been donated to the British Museum by the son of the man to whom it was ad dressed. It is somewhat surprising that these letters should have escaped de struction, for it is evident that their recipient thought very little of them and took only the most languid interest in their contents. They read like the effusions of a romantic school girl, and as such it may be assumed that Heger regarded them, but passionate as they are^with the kind of passion that might he expected from the creator of Jane Eyre, the innocence of their thought and sentiment Is absolute. Constantin Heger had a wife and family. He was properly and prudently unwilling to establish relations at all approaching intimacy with the then obscure and not especially attractive young woman who had formed such a flatteringly high opinion of his character and merits. It is evident that as soon as the correspondence began lie set the bounds within which it must be restricted. If Miss Bronte insisted upon it she might write to him not more frequently than once in six months, and he reserved lo himself the privilege of replying to her letters when he felt like It, or of not replying at all if he preferred, which h€ usually did. On November 18, 1845, Charlotte writes; "The six months’ silence have run their course. 1 may, therefore, write to you without failing in my promise," and at the close of the same letter she observes: "So long as I have hope of receiving news from you I can be at rest and not too sad, but when day by day I await a letter, and when day by day disappointment comes to fling me back into overwhelm ing sorrow, I lose appetite and sleep— I pine away.” On the edge of this let ter some commonplace notes in pencil, - one of them the name and address of h shoemaker, have been written by Miss Bronte’s hero. There Is rio escaping the conclusion tlfat Paul Emmanuel was as much a creation of her Imagination as Roch ester himself. where the old house stood when I was a little boy. So the old memories come back as I sit on the mowing machine arid drive about the field. There are also some very Instructive les sons to be learned In this alfalfa field. On one part where the soil Is Inclined to be light and black, potRsli Is needed, and where we have applied It Is splendid strong alfalfa, and where we have not applied it the grasses are coming and the weeds, and the alfalfa la thinner on the ground. The whole field is nn experi ment station and every rod of the way around It is of interest. %-* MUSIC' CRITICISM By Heinrich Heine. The best musical criticism I ever lis tened to, and perliups the most convincing criticism possible, I overheard at Mar seilles last year during a table d’hote. Two commercial travelers were discuss ing the topic of the day. whether Rossini or Meyerbeer be the greater master. As soon as one had attributed the higher ex cellence to the Italian master, the other demurred; not with dry words, however, for he trilled some of the especially beau, tiful melodies from "Robert le Dtnble." Thereupon he first could find no more con vincing repartee than zealously to sing counter passages from "L,e Babbler de Seville." and thus did they both continue throughout the repast. Instead of a noisy exchange of insigni ficant phrases, they gave us most exquis ite table music, and finally I bad to ad 'nilt that people either should ot dispute at all concerning music or should do so In this charmingly realistic fashion. VI,ARMING DISCOVERY From the Philadelphia Telegraph. Here is one that was told 'by Con gressman James A. Hughes of West Vir ginia the other night In demonstrating that imagination plays a large part in the life of every man. One afternoon, according to the story told by the congressman. Uncle Josh and Cousin Hez met at the corner grocery, and after comparing notes on crops and San Jose scale, the topic turned to per sonal health. "As fer me," said Uncle Josh, "I have been feelln’ fair ler middlin’. How hev you been y-erself?" "Purty poorly. Josh," answered He*. with a prolonged sigh. *T was reelin' all right a day or so ago, but jes' now I seem ter have symptoms of rheumatic, lumbegger, dyspeepsy, ringworm, bron keetua an’ some more things thet I kain’t remember.” “Ye don’t mean it. He*!” sympathet ically responded Josh. “What In their thunderatlon hey ye been doin’ ter yer self ?” “Nothin’, Josh," replied Hez. “ ’cept rtadin’ a new almanac thet the druggist jes’ sent me." MEN AND MONEY From the .Savannah Press. “To sacrifice the life of one soldier for all the dollars which investors and spec ulators have ventured in Mexico would be the supremest folly.” says Charles W. Fairbanks, former vice president. It would be a great deal more than folly. It would be criminal.—Birmingham Age Herald. The people of this country want no war with Mexico. The best citizens, the best thought, those who have tAo best interests of tiieir eoutnr.v at heart are all opposed to engaging in any conflict with our neighbor. SHE WAS A PHANTOM OF DEI.IGHT By William Wordsworth. She was a phantom of delight When first she gleamed upon my sight; A lovely apparition sent To be a moment’s oriminem; Her eyes as stars of twilight fair; Like twilight's too, her lusky hair; But all things else ^abour In i dtewu: From May time and the cheerful uawn, A dancing shape, an imuno. gav, T) haunt, to startle, anl way la; . I saw her upon nearer view, A spirit, yet a woman too! Her household motions light and free. And steps of virgin liberty; A countenance in which did meet Sweet records, promises as sweet; A creature not tpo bright or good For human nature’s daily fodd; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears and smiles. And now I see with «ey© serene The very pulse of the machine; A being breathing thoughtful* breath A traveler between life and death; The reason firm, the temperate will, Endurance, foresight, strength and skill; A perfect woman, nobly planned To warn, to comfort, and command; And yet a spirit still and bright With something of angelic light.