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1 ift. fl I I 1 I I a Kr-"" (By Associated Press.) READY FOR A JOKE. The Customs Official Had a Ssnss of Humor Himself. In the smoking room of the Hotel des lies Britanniques at the lovely re sort of Mentone, on the French Ri viera, some three years ago two Eng lishmen met. After half an hour's conversation the Englishman from Manchester said to his new acquaint ance from London: "I say, old fellow, would you mind taking a small parcel for me to Paris and have it sent to this address there? I'm leaving for Milan in the morning." The Londoner willingly consented to do this much for one of his country men. "Awfully good of you. I'll have the boy take the parcel to your room in the morning," acknowledged the Eng lishman bound for Milan. In the morning the package was left at the other's room. "So that is what he calls a small parcel," he exclaimed. "And what might it contain? A package of such size the custom officers would certain ly want opened. What—cigarettes and 3,000 of them! Is it possible that any one could have the audacity to ask such a favor—to smuggle 3,000 ciga rettes into France! That chap shall pay for this, for I shall declare these cigarettes and leave them to be called for when the duty is paid." The Londoner left Mentone that aft ernoon. The following day he was in Paris at the Gare de l'Est, his luggage ready for examination. "Anything dutiable?" asked the cus toms officer. "Nothing." replied the Englishman, "excepting in that parcel there." "What does It contain?" "Three thousand cigarettes," said the Londoner, with a smile upon his face —a smile of embarrassment at having such a parcel with him. «SWl«SaiW«e^J!Mft«^ a Chairman of Conservation Commis= sion Addressed Canadian Club CLIFFORD SIFTON WAS CAREFUL TO STATE THAT THE VIEWS ON RECIPROCITY WERE HIS OWN AND QUITE APART FROM ANY POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS—SAYS ULTIMATE END OF RE- The Frenchman raised his hands In the air and laughed heartily. He, too, I was as ready for a good joke as any one, and on each piece of the English man's luggage went his O. K. cross. Hardly realizing what had happened, the Londoner found himself riding in a taxicab along the streets of Paris with the parcel of 3.000 cigarettes un der his arm and nothing left to do but to deliver It as he had been asked. BEAT THE BANK. A French Naval Officer's Daring Ex pedient at Monte Carlo. Those who have visited Monte Car lo have heard of if not seen the pitiful ndn of many an unfortunate person who has lost his last franc in playing at roulette in that palatial gambling den. All are not so fortunate as to have an armored cruiser at their dis posal, as was the case with a French naval officer some years ago. He had gone ashore in the morning with naught in his pockets but his own earnings. By noon it was all gone. If be but had another 500 francs he) was sure of winning. During those morning hours of failure he had work- CIPROCITY WILL BE POLITICAL UNION OF TWO COUNTRIES. Montreal, Can., Jan. 9. Trade agreements may take down the bars and turn Canada's natural resources over to the United States. The best way to continue good relations be tween the two countries is for each to stand alone and avoid agreements that may end in disputes. Such was the opinion expressed today aa thependent weekly luncheon of the Canadian club by Clifford Sifton, chairman of the Dominion Conservation commission and a former member of the Laurier government. His audience was com-!interpretationwillof posed of leading bankers and business men of Montreal, senators and mem bers of parliament, and they cheered the sentiment to the echo. Sifton was careful to state that his views on reciprocity were his own, quite apart from political affliations and possibly out of harmony with the views of many of both great parties. "It would be altogether apart from my duty to discuss the political or national as pects of this question," he said, "but perhaps you will pardon me if I ex press my own conviction. It is this: If we enter upon trade relations of extensive character with the United IS 1 States and if the most favorable an ticipations which can be entertained turn out to be well founded and our friends south of the line use us well and give us nearly everything we ask for, what is the inevitable conclusion? •Must not our trade and business and very life become mixed with theirs so that we shall become increasingly de upon them with the ultimate end of political union.? And if the [favorable anticipations are not real ized and they will not treat us well and want to grab and quibble on the I any reciprocity treaty what that mean? It will simply mean that ten or fifteen years from now we shall have to begin all over again just where we are now,Corania and start once again to put ourselves right. I do not hold with those who say that those who are opposed to a trade treaty between Canada and the United States are opposed to good relations between the two countries. On the contrary, my view is that the best way of continuing the good rela tions between Canada and the United States is that each should do its own business independently and have no entanglements and nothing in the world to quarrel about. ed out a. system, ami with just a few francs liiore success was certain. He would use the ship's money. Perhaps It was not just the right thing to do, but iu another two hours he would be able to return it, would have recouped his own loss and have won who knows what fortune besides. At sunset be returned to his ship a ruined num. The system, like all sys tems of the sort, had failed. What was to be done? To return home would mean a dishonorable discharge, lifelong disgrace, if not even more se vere punishment Death seemed the only alternative. But no be would make one final- attempt to save him self. He would force the authorities of Monte Carlo to return to him what he had lost or he would blow up their gambling palace! As soon as he was again on board his order was: "Clear decks for action. Raise the muzzle of every gun and let them "point toward the heights of Mo naco." Whatever the sailors might think of such an order mattered little obey they must. With all haste a messen ger was sent ashore with a note, and the captain meanwhile paced the deck in silence awaiting the reply—a reply which meant life or death to him. Finally the messenger returned car rying a bag of gold coins. That night the French cruiser weighed anchor and quietly steamed out into the Medi terranean, her captain happy that he had fared no worse and the authorities of Monte Carlo only too glad to be rid of so dangerous a visitor.—Washington Star. Virtuous Indignation. "The reporter who came to see about the fancy ball was a horrid creature." "Why?" "He asked for my picture to publish with the account, and I told him indig nantly I did not care for such notori ety. Then I had to go out of the room a minute and forget my picture, which was lying on the table near where he was standing, and"— "He took It and put It in?" "N-no he 1-left it there."—Baltimore American. Bossing the Boss. "Your clerks seem to be In a good humor," remarked the friend of the great merchant. "Yes," replied the great merchant "My wife has just been In, and it tickles them to death to see somebody boss me around."—Philadelphia Rec ord. On Her Side. "1 dMn't know you had any Idea of mnrryinjr Imr." "I didn't. The idea was hers." LippiiK'Ott's. The Right Ring. The Father—That young fellow who has been calling here lately is a very fine young man. He has the right ring about him. The Daughter (eager ly)—Has he? Have you seen It? Is It a diamond? Suspicion Is very often useless pain. —Johnson. Real Estate and Investments FARM LOANS IN MISSOURI SLOPE COUNTRY SOLICITED D. O W E N S Tribune Bldg., Bismarck New York, Jan. 9.—After several years' absence Whitelaw Reid, Ameri can ambassador to Great Britain, with •Mrs. Reid, has arrived on the steamer for a two months' vacation. Ogden Reid, their son, accompanies them. They wiii be joined in a few days by their daughter, Mrs. John Hu bert Ward, who was Miss Jean Reid It is announced that after a visit in New York the ambassador and his family will go to California, where they will spend the greater part of their vacation in the sunny clime. BEACH DOES THINGS IN POPULATION LINE Beach, N. D., Jan. 9.—Doubling her population in the past pear, with more new homes and business buildings erected than in any previous year, and with the largest volume of business transacted since the town came into ex istence five years ago, but briefly states the record of Beach for 1910. DEMOCRATS DESERT THE Continued from nam 1) Alabama Fltzgera. frankly admitting that he thought th speaker was right in his ruling last March and that he ruled in line with prece dents of the house. "But," said Underwood, "we voted to overrule the speaker because we thought the time had come for thelieve majority of the houae to express its will. At that time there was reason to believe the rules committee was at tempting to obstruct legislation. No such condition exists today and con sequently there will be no revolu tion." "Then when you voted to overrule the speaker you admit you engaged in an unlawful enterprise," snapped Mann, of Illinois. "It was not unlawful it was un-client necessary," interjected Fitzgerald. "Insurgents" refused to be down cast by their defeat. Twenty-six democrats voted with them against the speaker and they claim that these "insurgent" democrats will be their allies in all future fights. "Poppycock," said Clark, when told of this. "Every man voted as he pleased. That was my advice to them. The vote had no significance what ever as a party proposition." Simms of Tennessee, democrat, con tributed some real excitement to the debate by declaring that he was amazed at the statements of some of the leaders on his own side that they knew the speaker was right last March but had voted against him. "I am one of the ignorant who be lieved that the speaker was wrong then and that he is wrong now. And I would rather be ignorantly honest than knowingly dishonest," he de clared. Hardy of Texas took Sims to task for employing such harsh language. He said the whole truth was that Sims didn't believe In false pretenses and neither did he. It was on the point as to whether or not a proposed amendment to the rules, offered from the floor, consti tuted a question of high constitutional privilege, that the storm broke. It was precisely this question that called out the "revolution" of last March when Norris of Nebraska offered the amendment providing for the rules committee of fifteen members to be elected by the house instead of three members appointed by the speaker. Cannon ruled the Norris resolution out of order. Today Fuller of Illinois offered a resolution amending the rule relating to the discharge of committees from the consideration of blRs. It was purely technical. The point of order was raised against it and the speaker declaring he would ignore the prece dent set by the house last March when it overruled his ruling in the Norris case, held that the Fuller reso lution was not privileged. Appeal from the chair WAS immedi ately taken by a regular republican, Gaines of West Virginia, who demand ed a yea aad nay vote. The speaker was sustained by 235 to 53. Tribune Want Ada Pay 'BISMARCK DAILY TRlBUNii AftBJiSSADOR WMTELAW REID AND FJtMILY BOUND HOME TO SPEND LOflG VA CA TION IN CALIFORNIA BANKING SITUATION IN (Continued from page 1) face to face in the court room the elderly woman attempted to throw her arms around Robinson's neck, but he drew back and repulsed her. "Is that your father and mother?" Robinson was asked. "I tm not sure," replied Robinson. "I knew these people and have known them for a number of years. We came to this country with them and as a youngster I always thought they were my parents, but of late something has happened which leads my brother and myself to be that they are not our parents. We have evidence which proves it." "Have you seen them lately," was the nextx question put to Robinson. "Yes, I have seen them about once a month for many years. My brother and myself looked after their wants. That is all I can say." After Rabin ovitch had been Indicted she was ar-It raigned in the court of general ses sions where she entered a plea of not guilty. Her counsel, Williams Travers Jerome, argued that if his had swQrn falsely that the •eld erly pair were not her parents, she might have been influenced by her serious standing with no bearing on the case of JosephtG. Robin. Charles H. Hyde, city chamberlain, who was sought as a witness by the legislative graft committee and now sought to look after the city's interests in funds deposited in some of the banks in volved in th-a present trouble, was still missing tonight UNEXPLORED CANADA. Vast Areas Where the Foot of a White Man Has Never Trod. There are vast areas in Canada of which even the government has no definite knowledge, and there are thou sands of square miles where the foot of a white man has never trod. Prac tically all knowledge of this big wild country has been secured again and •gain along a few chosen and well worn routes, outside of which investi gation has seldom gone. Imagine a dozen or so well beaten vehicle highways traversing a country one-fourth as large as Europe—nacrow highways hemmed in by Impenetrable wilderness—and one may form some sort of idea of the little that is still known of 600,000 square miles of the North American continent Along these routes nearly all "ex plorers" have gone. Along them are situated most of the fur posts, and be yond their narrow lines but little Is known. And in this world of forest and ridge mountains and eternal deso lation, still buried in the mystery and silence of endless centuries, are its "people." Approximately there are from 15,000 to 25,000 human souls In an area fif teen times the size of Ohio, and there are no more than 500 of these who have not some Indian blood in their veins. On the other hand, fully one half of the total population has its •train of white blood.-Leslie's Weekly. Heartless Husband. "Want to go to the theater tonight?" "I have nothing to wear," said the wife pointedly. "Then we'll go to one of those mov ing picture shows where it's dark."— Louisville Courier-Journal. of the Discovery Cause of Malaria. In the history of research are many romances. Of the discovery that ma laria was caused by mosquitoes, it is related how Dr. Low and Dr. LIGHTING BY GAS. Was a Costly Process When It Was First Established. The first incorporated gas company was the National Light and Heat Com pany of England, established in 1809. In America the first gas company was incorporated in Baltimore in 1816, the second one in Boston in 1822, and the next one was the New York Gaslight company, incorporated iu 1823. Prior to 1S30 the gas business of this country was nominal, but the price probably was responsible for its slow development. From 1824 to 1828, says Moody's Magazine, the New York Gas light company sold gas to consumers at the rate of .$10 a thousand cubic feet. The first artificial illuminating gas was produced in England about 1726 by one Dr. Hales, but not until 1786 was a practical test made. In that year the Earl of Duudonald of Scot land arranged an apparatus by which he lighted his castle with gas. The same year William Mnrdock of Bir mingham. England, Introduced gas as a light in his workshops at Redruth and Cornwall. As Mr. Mnrdock was the first man to reap any commercial benefit from the discovery of the use of illuminat ing gas, he may properly be accredited as the father of moden public utili ties. In 1813 London bridge was Illu minated by gas, and five years later gas was in general use throughout the main part of London. Rod Letter Days. The origin of a "red letter day" has been traced back to the third century. Gregory, bishop of Caesarea, zealous for the conversion of pagans, found them unwilling to give up their cus tomary recreations at the festivals of their gods, so, taking a leaf out of their book, he instituted festivals in honor of saints and martyrs. This ex ample soon led to the institution of holy days, now corrupted into holi days. In old almanacs all such holy days were set forth in red ink, the rest being in black hence the term "red letter day" for any notable occa sion. Others say that the origin of the expression Is much more recent and is due to the fact that Saints' day, the 5th of November, the king's birthday and accession and King Charles' day were similarly marked off hi red as holidays for the Bank of England, evi dently in the times of the later Stuarts. —London Telegraph. vmmm Sam-and bon lived in the malarious Roman Campagna without quinine. They re tired at sunset to a mosquito proof hut, with double doors and windows of wire net, and they did not leave un til sunrise. The fact that they re mained immune, while the attendants, sleeping outside, contracted malaria, confirmed the belief that the mos quitoes were responsible. But how did they carry the disease? At first it was thought to be by wa ter. To settle the question live mos quitoes which had bitten infected peasants were sent home and twothe members of the school submitted to be bitten by them. They both went down with malaria. Again, how did the mosquitoes transmit the germ? By cutting sections of the proboscis the malarious parasite was found. It breaks through the skin of the probo sis and is transmitted at the time of the sting. From the first conjecture to the final proof was a series of care ful experiments, ending with the slic ing of the mosquito's proboscis. Now, this is finer than fine hair. It is nec essary to stop to think. For it is eas ier to imagine the triumph of the proof than the delicate operation that produced it.—London Standard. L. H. Patten of Larimore, who yes terday landed a clerkship in the land commissioner's office, was the clerk of the judiciary committee of the house two years ago and as such be came quite well known to a large number of the members of the Elev enth assembly. Anotating codes is a lot of fun and members of the third house are find ing a great deal of enjoyment in tak ing care of the work during the ab sence of the legislators. About tomorrow night hotel lobbies will again assume their natural legis lative appearance again, as today's and Wednesday's trains will bring practically all of the members back to the city ready for work. Commissioner of Insurance and Mrs. Walt Taylor, together with their children, arrived in the city last even ing. They will make their home in the McCo'rd flats where their flat is already nearly furnished ready for them. Mr. Taylor was here last week but went home to bring his family here. E. H. Stenwlck of Minot, one ofroads. There will be a memorial service, probably on January 14, for the late Martin N. Johnson, form*: United States sanator. Justice Burleigh F. Spalding of Fargo, it is expected, will XL B. LITTLE, Pret. F. D. KENDRICK, Vice-Pret. F. E, SHEPARD, Cashier. U. 8 E O S I A ""j*tmt, UT ITIN THE BANK Tuesday, January 10, 1911. Gossip of Visitors, Lawmakers and Others Interested in Legislation Senator James Duncan of Benson county returned to the city last even ing after an absence of several days and will be on the ground for work when the session re-convenes. During his absence Mr. Duncan has visited at his home. Miss Jean Traynor of Grand Forks, a sister of Hon. Fred Traynor of Devils Lake, prominently connected with important work in the house two years ago when he was a delegate from Ramsey county, arrived in thethe city yesterday morning and commenc ed work as a stenographer in the senate. the more prominent politicians of the the opening of the Panama canal northwestern metropolis, is in the city I will do to the Tehuantepec railway. will remain here several He registered in last evening. days. Representative R. A. Nestos of Mi not, after spending a few days at Bux ton as the guest of an uncle, return' ed to the capitol last evening. He spent one evening in Grand Forks as the guest of his brother, Peter Nestos, a student at the university, and hadfelt—and the pleasure of being his guest at supper at the Varsity Bachelor club Ben H. Miller of the oTwner News Tribune, elected to the position of mailing clerk in the house, reached city last evening ready to assume his work. Mr. Miller is a brother of H. E. Miller, formerly deputy insur ance commissioner, who is so well known to so many Bismarck people, and who was at one lime located at Grand Forks. Mr. Miller has been ac tively engaged in the newspaper busi ness at Towner for some time past, being formerly at the head of the Towner Tribune, lately consolidated with the News and Stockman. Mr. Miller, when at home, is known as the publisher, editor and business mana ger, as well as everything else that goes with it. When your MONEY is BURNED up regrets won't bring it back to you. It is very UNSAFE and it WORRIES you a whole lot to have money in your house or in a hole in the ground. Be sides looking time after time to see if fit is saffe teaches people where it is and makes it very UNSAFE. be asked to deliver the memorial ad dress. Lieut. Gov. Burdick has completed the arranging of his senate commit tees while Speaker Hanley expects to complete the* big task some time to day. This afternoon Mr. Hanley will go to Mandan to look after a little business. Dan Slattery has everything in shape at the capitol again ready for resumption of work Thursday. Return of the members for the1* work of the sesiaon at this time will •be somewhat different from their ori ginal appearance when the fight for speaker and organization of the sen ate was at fever heat, as now the solons are coming for the express purpose of going to work rather than to fight for control. John Roop, assistant clerk in the house, returned to the city last even- h,aV,?f 8 a a S at his home in Hazelton. JAPAN, WITH PERMISSION (Continued from page 1) the brother of the revolutionary lead er, is that the opening of the Panama canal will virtually kill the entire business of the Tehuantepec railway, in which Mexican and some American interests have invested something like $100,000,000 of capital. "This rail way," said Senor Madero, "is at the zenith of its power financially and is practically coining foney. It runs from the port of Mexico, on the At lantic coast, to Salina Cruz, on the Pacificfi, and controls almost every bit of freight and transportation south of the great transcontinental American It can easily be seen what And it must be remefbered that Pres ident Diaz has never forgotten and never witl forget that the United States as the dominant nation of the^ western hemisphere interfered with the plans of bygone schemers by coun tenancing the revolt which led ulti mately to the annexing of the state of Texas. President Diaz has always he has expressed his feel ings in no uncertain terms to men who were at one time among the members of his council, but who are now outcasts—that Mexico has not been treated fairly by the Uniter States in the matter of building the Panama canal. Ha has always ex. oected until the last few years that the United States would in a great measure share with Mexico the bene fits of the Panama canal, especially since its operation will put an end to the great profitfis the Tehuantepec railway has poured into the pockets of its owners. The first evidence of the growing friendliness between Diaz and Japan came when he granted concessions to the Japanese who have established themselves in the state of Chipas, which is not far distant from the Bay of All Saints. The last evi dence of his friendship for the people of the mikado's kingdom is yet to be seen." TRY TRIBUNE WANTS AD8. FIRST NATIONAL BANK I S A N. DAK. Established in 1879 Capital and Surplus $150,000.00 General Banking Business Transacte O A N S A E O N A A N S Safet Deposit Boxes for Rent DONTKEEPYOU MONEY IN THE J. L. BELL. Vice-Free. Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank.