(By Associated Press.)
READY FOR A JOKE.
The Customs Official Had a Ssnss of
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
"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
"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.
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
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
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
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
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
"The reporter who came to see about
the fancy ball was a horrid creature."
"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
Bossing the Boss.
"Your clerks seem to be In a good
humor," remarked the friend of the
"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
On Her Side.
"1 dMn't know you had any Idea of
"I didn't. The idea was hers."
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.
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
"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
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
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
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
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.
"Want to go to the theater tonight?"
"I have nothing to wear," said the
"Then we'll go to one of those mov
ing picture shows where it's dark."—
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
saffe teaches people where it is and makes it
be asked to deliver the memorial ad
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
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-
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
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