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DOOM DOCTOR BILL OPPONENTS OF DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH MEASURE IN CON GRESS RELY ON ARGUMENT. •MEDICAL FREEDOM AN ISSUE COMING NEXT IN IM PORTANCE. Washington D. C., May 2?. —Even if the Owen bill to create a depart ment of public health were not strongly opposed by those who stand for medical freedom in congress and out, it would still be in seriobs dan ger of coming to naught at this ses sion. Its opponents say its enactment would be a direct violation of the un derstanding between Presicent Taft and congress, to say nothing of the republican party’s promises to the people to make this an administration of economy. It is tnis view of the situation, per haps, that will have the greatest weight with the republican leaders of both the senate and the house, if they are called upon to pass judgment on the Owen bill. For this reason, if for no other the democrats at both ends .of the capitol are inclined to oppose the measure. It is being repea* Q dly asked by members of congress what it is pro posed to accomplish by the expensive machinery of anew department that is not already being adequately done by the public health and marine hos pital service of the treasury depart ment and several. of the bureaus 01 the department of agriculture. Appropriation Scares. They are picturing to themselves the big appropriation\bills hat doubt less will be passed for the proposed department in a few years, should it he created along the lines of the Owen bill. They have before them the evidence of the department of ag riculture and of the public health and marine hospital service, to say notn lng of the department of commerce and labor The bureau of animal husbandry, which doubtless would be transferred to the proposed new department, cost the government $336,340 in 1900. This year it is costing $1,427,830. The appropriation for the depart ment of agriculture in 1900 was $3.- 726,022. For this year it is $12,995,- 036. For the marine hospital service and the quarantine service in 1900 the total appropriations amounted to ap proximately $940,000. For the public health and marine hospital service and the quarantine service this year a total of more than $2,039,000 has been appropriated. Fred A. Bangs of Chicago, in be half of the Illinois Voters and Tax payers association, dwelt upon this phase of the question before the sen ate committee on public health and national quarantine, to which the Owen bill has been referred. "This contemplated legislation is needle, sand expensive," said Mr. Bangs. "It is so apparent that there, is no need for the passage of this law, and you have heard so many argu ments against the law that to here present argument?, of would be an act of supererogation. "This is no exaggeration and is really a conservative view. It would require an army of employes to en force the law. The health department of the city of Chicago is but one or many such organizations, and it ex pended in the year 1908 more than $600,000. “What would the national health board, or bureau, spend? Can it be estimated? Are not my clients justly alarmed at this contemplated invasion of their pocketbooks? Ido not want to be understood as opposing any meritorious bill with resulting bene fits to the people under its operation solely on account of the expense inci dent to its enforcement, for no matter what the expense following from a good and just measure, the benefits are always more than commensurate to the expenses, but can it be shown by any one that there will ensue to the people of the United States great and enduring benefits under this bill? “The taxes—federal, state, county, municipal school, medical and park— have grown each year until now the creation of additional tax has become a question which needs serious, act ive and alert attention, and it is the intention of the members of the as sociation that I represent to com mence at the fountain head and en deavor to prevent by all proper means the passage of any and all bills, either national, state -or munic ipal, looking to the creation of expen sive departments or bureaus and thereby increasing the general tax. "They fetl that the country is now suffering from an overdose of legisla tion, and are they far wrong? Would it not rather be more advantageous to the citizens to revise and repeal old laws than to create and enforce new and needless laws?” Other Folk Stirred Up. “I have bad citations of more than 2.060 fatalities in the use of the anti toxin for diphtheria alone,” declared one doctor. “This bill provides in section eight that the department to be created shall have authority to fix various standards, and it might fix standards and requirement* along the line of serums and antitoxins which in a short time might be proved to be wrong and be abandoned by all think ing physicians, exactly In the way that the pasteurization of milk Is being abandoned. "The wheels of the government de partment are so hard to stop when once started that various standards Laud various procedures might be fixed |by the department and continue in I force long after the fallacy of the pro j eedures had been discoverd and ad- I mitted by others. *1 make these comments without ■ considering at all the question of the doctors of any one school gaining an advantage ov*r all others, which alone is enough to show the harm the bill might do.” ‘Tt would be very unfortunate," said Hr.. Diana Belais, president ot the New York Anti-Vivisection soci ety, "if the Fniied States government sheu'd permit itself to be misled into an attitude of despotism in seeking to guard the health of the public. This thing, if accomplished, woula produce a vassalage which would be wor. e than anything that ever ob tained in the his ury of man, and would have only to oe recognized to meet with the indignant condemna tion it unquestionably deserves, a would seem, however, as though the very enormity of the proposition would in the end be the most potent safeguard of the rights of the people. This bill, while threatening to give federal countenance to vivisection, contains a still greater menace for human brings. and that should have our fir.t consideration. Fear Incctiiation. "The public would be subject to en forced inoculation of all kinds, not only vaccination against smallpox, but diphtheria, typhoid, cancer and tuberculosis. They would be injected with all the different scrums of a supposed therapeutic value which are being exploited before the real merits have been proved, even as our poor soldiers have been induced to undergo inoculations for typhoid. If they have not been forced to endure this, under ord<rs from their superiors, they have entered upon such experiments in ig norance, without any knowledge ot the consequences of the inoculation of their bodies with poisonous animal matter. “The bill also g ees countenance to vvlisection. since puts the allopath ic school in the saddle, and we know that that school has been the chiet and almost only offender in this cult. We also know that it has as a body declared for the suppression of all opposition to‘vivisection. It has done so at its conventions unanimously, and the allopathic school has received from its leaders commands that it must be a unit on this question. “In other words, the idea of the Owen bill is to dominate from Wash ington every state legislature and to force such bodies into line with the inedica' tenets issued from this bu reau in Washington. “What are we to think of a bill which says that the government shall interfere with st.ne rights to this ex tent? The ultimate effect would be to place us as a public and as indi viduals in slavery to a nw-dical organ ization.” PLEA OF THE ABSENT. You spoke to her of me? I>id a faint smile Tremble upon her lips? How did it seem to be? Did she, a moment’s while, As one who sees far ships, With lingering gaze Book past you? Or the sea Of her blue vision as in a haze? A tide of color rise, Or ebb * * * at word of me? She spoke to you of me? What did she say? Did her tongue move in doubt. Or speak in difficulty? Or in a hurried way, Fearing a secret out? And did she speak my name. Or sudden change the theme? Her manner did seem free, Treating of This and That and Me the same? Tell me * * how did it seem, Then * * when she spoke of me? —Stephep Chalmers, THE RIGHT TO DO BUSINESS. Leslie’s Weekly.—lt has taken the American people many years of ardu ous. bloody and expensive labor to reach the spot where they now stand. They are rich and great, but no wealth was ever so expansive and no power so secure that those who gained them by wisdom and toil could not destroy them by idleness and fol ly. The exactions of virtue are many and strict, and its rewards are ample, but by one lapse or blunder tbe fame of a lifetime will fall in a night. You may raise the monuments of your industry till they touch the skies; the flame of one match will lay them at your feet. If you would continue your power you must hold fast to things that gave it to you. Ido not approve that spirit now running through the land wh’ch would force the vast busi ness industries of this country under the management of those who do not own them. The right to direct a business should remain with those re sponsible for the results. The con trolling judgment should ba that of a man who foots the bi'is. Power should not be given to one and re sponsibility to another. They can not be safely separated, All men should be forced to o.,ey the law antf then permitted to run’ their own busi ness. A PRACTICAL THESIS FOR GRAD UATION. The girls who take the domestic science courses at the Kansas Agri cultural college have to make tadvi se) ves a complete outfit from tmdet ciotking to a silk dress, be,ore they can take a degree. Stoat of their grandmothers had to do their own dressmaking with on', getting a diplo ma for doing it. But whether taught at home or in school. it Is a useful thing for young women to learn—and it is fascinating work besides Youth’s Companion. Truth is said to be stranger than fiction, yet it is only in fiction they get ] married and live happily ever after. LONG AUTO IPS j IN HIGH FAVOR TWO CARS START FROM NEW YORK FOR THE COAST. GENERAL GOSSIP OF INTEREST IN THE MOTORING WORLD. Transcontinental automobile travel, not for records but lor the pure en joyment of touring is growing in pop ularity. Already two motor cars'nave started from New York for the Pa cific coast and requests have been made to the route experts of the Touring club of America during the past two weeks for over a dozen pleasure tours of similar character. While some of these will start from New York, others will start from dit ferent parts of the country.— includ ing two from Texas, one from South Dakota and one from Milwaukee. One of the most interesting of these long-distance pleasure tours is that which has been arranged by President A. L. Westgard for Richard M. H'.rd, president of the Lawyers' mortgage company of New York city. Mr. Hurd rs going to make a vaca tion tour from Los Angeles bv the northern route. He will leave early next month, driving a Packard, and in his party will be his wife, two children and a chauffeur. J. U Heb berd, a prominent motorist of El Paso,, Tex., has had a novel tour pre pared for him by the Touring club of America which will lead him from his home close to the Mexican bor der to Springfield by way of Denver and Chicago. The distance is 4,000 miles. K. C. Miller, a wealthy ranch owner of Austin. Tex , is about to make a long tour from his home to southern California. N. W. Norris of Milwau kee, will be the first motorist from that city who has traveled westward to the Pacific coast. He will start next month for San Francisco, going by way of Omaha and Salt City. Mrs. Joseph Healy of Huzleton, N. D., will make a tour in a Reo car from her home to San Francisco. All of these cars will carry t’ce flag of the Touring club of America, as is done by C. H. Bigelow, who started last week in a Mercer car on a rec ord run from New York to Ijos An geles, and Miss Blanche Stewart Scott, who left New Yoik In an Over land car last Monday with one com panion, Miss Phillips, for a trans continental pleasure tour to San Fran cisco. Notes. With the intent of relieving tae ] owner of a motor car as much a> I possible of the troubles incident to the use of pneumatics, one of the prominent automobile concerns gives its customers the following good ad vice; Remove the tires from your car every 1,000 to 1,500 miles, separating the tubes from the shoes, cleaning each carefully and rubbing each with soapstone, scrape the rim and put on some graphite. Vulcanize all cuts and punctures so as to keep dirt and dampness from the fabric. It 1b ad visable every once in a while to change the left hand tire to the right hand wheel. The valve stem ot the inner tubes, should be occasionally tested, so that the tire may not run partially flat, thereby injuring the fabric. Inner tubes should be carried in a dry place and away from oil and grease. Tires should be pumped up hard. Carefully following Thesi suggestions will result in considerably increasing the average life of a tire. When the car habitually is run at moderate or high rates of speed, no 111-effects are apt to manifest them selves as a result of leakage in the pressure line leading from the check valve to the fuel tank If such leaks exist, however, they are apt to in duce trouble when it is attempted to run the car for any length of time Caking Great pachyderm to Hospital : ' v ' isjinnr ■>‘*4 A record for heavyweight ambul ance patient* wan made ia*t week, when a Studebaker electric truck wju* converted into an impromptu ambul ance to carry Tlllte to the hospital. Tlllie, by the way, is uie font ton elephant belonging to the Kohinson Brothers' circus, and while helping to push a heavily loaded circus wagon iat slow speed. In such cases, ihein ; flux of gas into the tank will not be j sufficiently rapid to correspond with i the outflow of gasoline and the re i suit will be that the engine suddenly . will begin to draw a weak mixture in consequence of the deprivation of its fuel supply. On this account It is wise to cultivate the habit of watching t'ae prestire gauge in order to make sure that the fuel supply is being maintained at its required rate. A pair of smoked or tinted goggles should be carried, to be used when driving against a low sun In the early morning and sometimes in the evening, when one Is driving in the direct rays of the sup. it is quite impossible to see. The smoked or •Inted glasses overcome this diffi culty. Accidents have sometimes hap pened in just such conditions, some of them serious, entirely due to the effect of the blinding sun. The changing of speeds on a car equipped with planetary gearing should be done slowly and gently; otherwise the strain on the gear is very considerable and stripping Is not an impossibility. Lubrication of the drums is quite permissible, and is usually provided for, but if not, some thin oil can be used to advan tage on the peripheries of the speed changing gear drums. Last year was a banner one in the improvement of roads In this country from every point of view. Eleven states which submitted reports, clearly defined and comprehensive, spent over $22,000,000 in road and Bridge construction and maintenance, and 10 of these states have appropriations for 1910 amounting to more than $16,- 500,000. NO MOLLYCODDLES New York Press.—ln his book on America Alexander Francis, ft British journalist who recently ’toured " us. alights with considerable violence up on our coeducational education, and echoes the criticism of several Ameri can observers that we are faminiztng our boys. Of every four teachers, he say.;, three are women with the result that the American boy Is becoming girlish and gentle and sensitive, ana fast 10. ing the splendid virility of the early settlers. One can but wonder what Elyslan fields Mr. Francis traveled through where the boys were gentle and ten der and sensitive. If such a reg'on exist at all in the United States, it is remote and unknown to most of the natives. The fact Is the average American boy Is In far more danger of becoming a hoodlum than a sissy. If the woman teacher and the coed ucation had uo other advantages than the toning down manners, the elimi nation of a little of the instinctive and elemental barbarity of the youthful male, those institutions would more than justify themselves. Their chiet value to society liej in just the effects to which Mr. Francis takes exception. It is, perhaps, conceivable that tn an overonltured and highly sophisti cated community it might be possible dangerously to soften the fiber of the boy by femiuine training and asso ciation. But even this is doubtful. The social organisms whose decline and decadence are most famous In history were ruined by luxury and vice and the Intoxication of unlimited couquest. with which the women had far less to do with than the men. The notion that women teachers and girl schoolmates weaken boy’s char acter and vigor and manliness U based on an entirely superficial ana erroneous Idea as to the outward indi cations of these qualities. Th. iac: that ; ■ • ■ ; bred, does not swear like a trorqier— in short, is not a confounded nuisance to every grown-up in his Immediate neighborhood—ij i*u argument against his manliness. , A man Is never more manly than when his heart has been captured by a woman. There is just as much rea son for believing that association with sweethearts and wives la disastrous to manliness as that feminine com panionship and control during school days has such an effect. The real sissy is horn, not made. He is product of nature, not of educa tion an environment. . INXUREt> ELEPHANT Il f TRUCK. out of the deep mud at Pickwick, Ohio, had the misfortune to strain a ten Con in her left front leg. Ban dages and liniment were tamedlately applied, but the swelling rendered ex pert attention necessary. No veterinarian was available at this place, and a telegram was dis patched ahead to the St ldemaker 1909 CENT FOUND IN 1 VARIETIES PREMIUM OF $2.25 PAID FOR A SPECIMEN IN RECENT SALES. LINCOLN CENT LIKELY TO PRO DUCE MANY COIN COL LECTORS. The interest aroused among coin collectors by the change in the de sign of toe cent is shown by the fact that already two varieties of tne 1909 cent command a premium or over $2. There are no less than seven varieties of the cent of 1909. First among these varieties are the Indian head and the Lincoln cent in proof condition. These constitute dis tinct varieties in the eyes of the col lectors. and they ure the most valu able of all cents of the year. A proof specimen of the Indian head cent brought $2.25, and one of tne Lincoln cent $2 at a recent auction sale In this city. The proof coins were made especially for collectors at the mint, and show a superior finish to that on the coins made tor circulation. The third variety is the Indian head cent struck for general use. it is held at a slight premium, r lot of five pieces in uncirculated condition bringing 11 cents each at the same sale, while a brilliant red specimen was bid In at 23 cents. Licoln Cent With Initial* The fourth variety is the Lincoln cent made at the Philadelphia mint for general circulation, and hearing the Initials V. D. B A. lot of 50 pieces In bright red condition brought three cents each at the sale. The fifth variety is the Lincoln cent, made at Philadelphia, on which the Initials of the designer are omit ted. It is he.d at no premium. No Indian head cents were made at the San Francisco mint In 1909. All the cents made there bear the mint letter S on the reverse and are of the Lincoln design. The sixth and seventh varieties being the cents in this mint, and with and without the initials V. D. B. In the eyes of the collectors, judg ing from the most recent auctions of coins, the last two varieties are ot about equal value. A specimen or the San Francisco cent with the ini tials, In bright red condition, brougnt 16 cents, while a lot of two pieces In the same condition brought 12 cents each Will Make New Collectors. Coin collectors and dealers are of the opinion that the Lincoln cent will make many new eoin collectors, just as the advent of the 1856 flying eagle cent aroused such Interest that coin-coiecting was placed on a per rrtanent basis in this country. Prior to 1856 there were few collectors Of coins in the United States and very low prices were paid for coins which were conceded to be of extreme rar ity. The change of design in 1856 from the old-fashioned large copper cent, which had been doing duty since the opening of the mint In 1703. to the small cent of copper-nickel attracted so much attention that a host of per sons joined the ranks of the collect ors and caused a sudden advance In the price of coin rarities. Although the 1856 cent is actually a pattern cent, the law authorizing the issue of the design not having been passed until Feb. 21, 1857. nev ertheless it was of the same design and of the same metai as the regu lar 1857 flying eagle rent. 1b36 Eagle Cent*. In 1856 these pattern cents were made In considerable numbers. No one knows just how many were made, bin certainly there were hundreds and perhaps thousands of them In deed, the statement was made a tew years ago that fully 15,000 of the flying eagle cents had been made. It company at South Bond, the next stopping point, asking for a vehicle ol sufficient capacity to transport Til lie from the show grounds to the veterinarian’s hospital, where the much needed instruments were avail able. The photograph shows Tlllie in the “ambulance’ leaving the circus for tbe veterinarian’s office. is also a fact that for a time the 1856 cents could be bought at the mint for exactly l cent each, not withstanding that at present an un circulated specimen is worth about I $7 and a proof specimen has an auc (tion record of sl6. i The flying eagle cents were issued j for the purpose of redeeming the old copper cents, which had been discon tinued. and also the fractional parts of the Spanish dollar, whlcn for a long time baa been passing current throughout the United States. 'These silver pieces became wo r i and muti lated and caused much annoyance, so that they began to depreciate in val ue, and the act of Congress of 1857 ( sought to get rid of them by having j them received at the mints and paid | for with flying eagle cents. Redemption in Cent*. In 1857 3,800,000 of flying eagle teats were struck at the mint, and preparations were made at I'hiladel- j phia for redemption under the new act. In anticipation of the scramble that would come with the announce ment that the mint authorities were ready to redeem the coins specified, a temporary building was erected in the yard of the mint. Over twocasn ier’s windows were placed the signs "Cents for Cents” and ’Cents for Silver." The redemption plan called for packages of the silver coin main ing $5. The cents to he used in pay ment were placed in ran vas bags con taining 500 each. On the day the redemption began the crowd at the mint was so great that tt was neces sary to form two separate lines lead ing to the windows. From the passage of the act of ro demption to June 20, 1858. there had been received Spanish and Mexican coins to the amount of $1,072.4:17, of which $93,246 was taken In at the Philadelphia mint and paid for In fly ing eagle cents. The report of the director of the mint on Nov. 5, 1859, said that the mint had received these coins to the amount of $1.620.997.0f which $56,305 was deposited in ex change lor the cents. Old Copper Cents Redeemed. Up to this time there also hnd been paid out of $92,241 In flying eagle cents In redemption of the old large copper cents At this time the director said that the objectionable coins had ceased to circulate In most of the stales of (he Union, and were gradually disappearing from the dis tant states. At the expiration of the two years the redemption of the Spanish and Mexican silver coins ceased, and !n thtr wake had come such a flood of the flying eagle cents that they be came almost as much of a nuisance as had the depredated silver cur rency. Many persons through the re demption act had come into the pos session of far more rents than they could find legitimate use for, and had begun to pay bills of sl, $2 and $3 In the little coins, this practice pro vailing to an almost unendurable ex tent. REGAL SPLENDOR. One Room In Colonel Astoc* House Cost $200,000 To Furnish. New York American.— A royal host Is Colonel Astor, and, while we had heard inucb of the beauties of the pal ace,'for such It is, at Fifth avenue and Slxty-flftb street, none of us, I Imagine, had any idea that even the magic of gold could have wrought such a transformation. Colonel Astor 1 , having called to his aid Thomas Hastings, the architect, he added tin; beautiful bits of carvings here, there a vaulted ceiling nmllloned with broji/.o- columns of marble, niches to hold rare tapestries, grills of silvered steel and natural carved oak, and when all was finished the softening touches of old velvets and damasks w< re sought, the mellow tints of timeworn gold in chairs and consoles, covered with tapestries that are almost priceless. Wonderiul fre.-coes of sea nymphs and Triton.' were set in the ceiling ot the reception room, where the cold blue of Ui,- waves splashing about them found It* correspondence in tbe sat‘n brocaded with roses hanging at the windows, and in the peacock rug on the floor, so natural in its coloring that it was startling, It bewildered one to see the gorgeous plumage ot .the proudest of birds spread out under one’s feet in this woven picture from the Orient. The dinner was at B:3Q o’clock, anil th- guests were received by the host and his sister, Mrs. M. Orme Wilson, in the drawing room, a beautiful apart ment done In deep ivory and gold af ter the Ix/uls Quinze period. The wall panelled In carved wood, yellow white with the low reliefs In gold. Some beautiful frescoes are set in the ceiling from which hang crystal lan terns. and the windows are curtained In old pink damask. There Is one rug In the room for which Colonel Astor Is said to have paid SIB,OOO and five pieces of old carved gold furniture in tapestry, said to have cost $40,000. This one room alone, with Its decorations, represent ed an outlay of something close to $200,000. While the guests were assembling, F)ow to f>ave Good Geraniums The geranium bed should be in a sunny place Do not put it In the c nter of tbe lawn, because that dwarfs the place and spoils all artis tic effect, if the bed is hi too shady a place the plants grow long and clender and produce abundance of largo leaves but do not b'oom The soil in the bed should not lie too rich. A little old rotted manure worked in to the soil is all they want. in over rich sc they grow too rank and do Pot bloom well. Geraniums unlike many other plants, will do well year after year in the same bed. Many people have trouble getting the plants out of pots. Turn the pot up side down, supporting the soil with : those who came early had chance te ( note the changes that Lad been made, i Instead of two halls connecting by means of a doorway, as in old days, there fs now one grand hall seen from the entrance as the steel grill swing* back, and one enters as the house through curtains of Trianon blue silken stuff, thin enough to let the light pierce them, but heavy enough to soften it, and at the same time af ford some protection from view when necessary. A great grill, of natural finish oak, wonderfully carved, stretches the length of the hall, making a long pas sage between the drawing room on the north end and the reception room on the south, with the small reception rooms between. Along this passage tall bay trees stood like sentinels last night, cheir dark green affording a bit of grateful shadow against the carved wood and the Caen stone which makes the arches connecting the colonnade that walls the grant! hall, where iast night some of the tables for the dinner were arranged. This hall has a vaulted celling of carv.-d bronze laid over glass, and 1* one of tlie most beautiful features of the house On the north side connect ing with the drawing room is the dinning room, a magnificent apart mefit columned with gray marble, and hung with gorgeous tapestries. The ceiling is of dull gold, the hangings of old broended velvet, with crystal lusters and silver candelabra holding hundreds of wax tapers. The scene was one of almost regal splendor. ONE SHREWD COLLECTOR OF DEBTS. Of collecting debts there are mauy ways. Undoubtedly one of the most novel on record was tried In a New York car. A well dressed woman came into the car at Nineteenth street. When the conductor called for her fare she gave him a five dollar bill. He put the usual question about smaller change and she gave the iLual nega tive reply. The situation was un pleasant for both, especially for the conductor. Obviously she wag such a tine lady that to put her off the car for non-payment of fare would be to Invite his own downfall, and he could not afford to risk that. He looked at ilie men who stood near with urgent Hpiieal for nickels In his eyes, but those unchlvalrous straphangers were insured to the woes of the woman who travels with five dollars bills as her smallest change and declined to respond. The woman got nervous. "What shall 1 do?" .-he asked. "Perhaps 1 can find somebody who has change for the bill,” said the con ductor. He sounded several persons on the subject, but they proved to he short or funds themselves that day and could not accommodate him. Presently a woman up near the front of the car took a hand in the proceedings. ”1 think I have the change,” she said. At the sound of her voice te owner of the live dollar bill turned with a startled air and blushed deeply. “You need not bother about the change,” she said to the conductor. "1 will get off at the next corner, anyway.” The conductor said "Very well” ana reached out his hand for the bill, but the woman had already tucked It Into her pockethook and had counted out fifty cents in nickels and dimes. “Here.” she said; "give this to her and tell ht?r I have kept out the $4.50 she has owed me for the last year and a half.” The conductor looked from one woman to the other helplessly. ’’Give it to her,” was the supple mentary command. "She'll take it. She knows better than to raise a row.’’ lie tendered the fifty cents to the well dressed woman gingerly. She picked forty-five cents out oi his palm and started toward the door. "You mean old thing!” she said to her satisfied creditor. And then she left the car followed by the astonished gaze or two score of passengers. DILIGENCE IN WELLDOING Without care and diligence thoa shalt never acquire virtue. A fervent and diligent man Is ready for ail things. It is harder work to resist vices and passions than to sweat over bod ily labors. He that shun* not small defects by little and little falls Into greater. Thou wlit always rejoice in the eve ning, If thou spend the day profitably. Watch over thyself, stir thyself up, admonish thyself, and whatever be comes of others, neglect not thyself. —Thomas a Kemnpis. Lawrence Eddinger, who plays I>r. Bernstein in the eastern company of The Third Degree, was the original George Bartlett in The Social High wayman when it was produced m New York, September 24, 1895. "Is he really a good husband to her?” "Rather —he lets Jot read the sport ing page first.” —Puck. the left hand, the stem of tbe plant between the fingers. Strike the top of the |K>t. turned down, sharply on a box or block of wood. The pot will then slip easily away from the soil, leaving tbe plant with its ball or earth In the left hand. If the roots are densely matted pinch them to break them apart. No matter if you break the roots —it will do no harm. Plant them firmly a lit tle deeper than they were in. the pot. Give the bed a good soaking, then leave it alone, except to keep the top soil stirred and the weeds down. Do not be always sprinkling the bed. When water is needed, give the bed a | thorough soaking, and be sure to loosen tbe soil the next day.