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Opposition in Democratic Party
For Bringing
.Favorite Sons
Moving For Bringing Oftt of
New Yorker's Candidacy Not to Be
Regarded as a Joke South May
Present Several Names Great
History of Revolutionary War Pro
posed Washington News.'
Special Washington Correspondence.)
Washington, March 16.—For presi
dent, George B. McClellan, of New
That's the latest gossip on the dem
ocratic side.
The McClellan movement Isn't to
fee regarded as a joke, either. It Is
designed to gather in the vote of New
York in the democratic national con
vention, and there Is intimation even
that the activities of the Hearst Inde
pendence party have been inspired by
a desire to keep McClellan from con
senting to the proposition that he be
come a candidate.
The McClellan interest, in any case,
la equipped with a press agent, who
has been doing Washington and other
sections of the United States, looking
up the prospect for the mayor of New
'York. Representatives of the Bryan
brand of democracy are watching de
velopments In this quarter with ex
,treme interest just at this time.
The fact is that the Bryan people
suspect that within a fortnight there
has been a recrudescence of the
echeme, once tried and apparently
abandoned, of bringing into the field
as many favorite sons as possible, and
thus tleing up a large enough vote in
the convention to prevent Bryan get
ting the necessary two-thirds. They
claim that renewed activity has been
'manifested all at once by the Har
mon, the Gray, the Douglass and the
Johnson backers, and that apparently
something is afoot. It is insisted that
Douglass is not willing to make himself
a party to any presidential scheme in
his own behalf, further than may be
'desirable to promote a vice presiden
tial pause to which Mr. Bryan would
gladly consent.
Beyond this, the effort has been re
newed, it is declared, to ge't a south
ern man into the field, and Senator
Culberson of Texas Is the one named.
If "Culberson should get the delega
tion from Texas, he would be likely to
have scattering support all over the
south, to get Oklahoma, and very like
ly Louisiana, New Mexico and Ari
zona, all of which are in close touch
with Texas. Giving Gray Delaware
and New Jersey, crediting New York
to McClellan, Minnesota and the Da
kota votes to Johnson, Ohio and pos
sibly Kentucky to Harmon—for it is
alleged that. Mr. Bryan Is very weak
In Kentucky since the republicans
elected a senator there—and counting
Massachusetts and perhaps a half of
the remaining delegates from New
England for Douglass, it Is possible to
figure a situation in which Mr. Bryan
would be some distance from nomina
tion on the'first ballot. f'-
Everybody has seen, In a great series
of bidding tomes which always occupy
the very highest shelves In the most
remote corner of a library, the "Doc
umentary History of the War of the
Rebellion." It is the most massive his
torical work of Its kind ever com
piled. It Includes everything official
that could be scraped together about
the rebellion—from both sides—and it
Is safe to guess that nobody ever read
It thru.
Now, it is proposed to do the same
thing for the revolution. Representa
tive Goulden of New York has intro
duced a bill to direct the secretary of
War to collect, assemble, edit and
transmit to congress, for printing, the
muster roll of troops, soldiers, sailors
and marines, and the orders, return'
and reports, of the war of the revolu
There has long been demand among
students of history for such a work.
The records of the revolution are scat
tered and Inadequate. Nothing less
than such a work will ever make It
satisfactory. It Is feared that much
of the original matter has been lost,
but there is still a vast accumulation
ln the government's possession.
'It has been suggested that the meas
ure be amended to direct the state de
partment to inquire of the English
government whether It would be wil
ling to co-operate, by placing the con
tents of the British archives on the
same subject at the services of some
sort of international commission, so
that both sides of the matter might be
worked out together. It is said that
In England there has been the same
complaint which has been made in the
United States, of inadequate attention
to records of this war.
Should the two governments unite In
making an international history, from
official sources, of this war, It would
be the first time such a thing had ever
been done, \a»?
•"-.)B«"sador Bryce is under the sus
picion of intending to write anoth.
•bout us.
In fact It is vigorously declared by
people who have been watching' hin.
that he is taking notes with a view
The ambassador Is credited with
knowing, already, a good deal more
about America and its institutions than
most Americans but he is said not to
be done yet. It is a long time since
he wrote the famous analysis of the
'American federal scheme which has be
come standard. Things have changed
a good deal.
Not only a evlsion of that work,
but also a discussion of present day
economic, governmental and socialj
tendencies in this country is under
stood to be in the mind of the genial
ambassador. He Is getting ready to
attend, if possible, both the national
conventions this summer. He has been
able to perfect plans for the Chicago
fathering, and while uncertain about
going to Denver. expects* l»* do so and
II fee does, he win go rather as the
student and analyst than as the mere

On the 22d day of July. 17)7, the
schooner Hazard, Barnabus Young,
master, sailed on a commercial voy
age, and she hasn't yet reached port.
But she's coming.
It's only 111 years since the boat
started, and the great grandchi dren of
her owners are liable to get paid for
inside another 222 years, at present
The Hazard sailed from Boston for
the Windward Islands. A French pri
vateer, not realizing the prospective
naval strength of the United States,
seized her, and she was condemned.
Under the treaty which ended that lit
tle brush with France, the United
States was made trustee of a fund to
settle damages incurred by reason of
the activities of French privateers.
The owners of the Hazard, and their
descendants, have been trying ever
since to get their slice out of the fund.
The court of claims tried the case
Feb. 13. 1908—only about 10 years
after the trouble happened. The court
found that the heirs of the original
owners, represented by Joshua D. Up
ton, administrator, were entitled to $7,
218.59, ad the facts have be?n duly
reported. Within a more or less un
reasonable period the amount will
doubtless be appropriated by congress
but not now. It may be paid in an
other century, but that wojld be
mighty hafety 'action for a French
spoliation case.
I Oddity in the News
f-h "Cops" Arrest Each Other,
St. Louis.—Policeman Viehle. in citi
zen's clothing, was riding on the roiir
platform of a street car yesterday,
calmly smoking a cigar when sudden
ly a stranger seized him 'by the arm
and exclaimed: "You are under ar
"What for?" asked Viehle, glowering
at the stranger in surprise.
"You just spit on the platform. I'm
Special Officer Campbell of the health
Officer Campbell dragged Viehle
from the car to call a patro'. wagon
On the sidewalk Viehle clapped his
hand on Campbell. "You are under ar
rest," he declared. "You just spat on
the' sidewalk and I'm a special police
Each thereupon seized hold of the
other and together they marched to a
police station. Each booked (he other
before Lieut. Hickman. He allowed
each prisoner to go after an admonition
to report to Chief Creecy.
Fights Wildest in Barn.
Hazleton, Pa.—Attacked by a wild
cat as he went to the barn to feed his
stock, John Wlttacher. of Conyngham
Valley, was almost killed this morn
The cat got Into the barri during
the night, and as Wittacher entered
with a bag of chop on his back, the
animal pourtced upon hiiy. Under the
weight of the catamount and the bag,
Wlttacher fell to the floor, and for a
few minutes there was a fierce strug
gle between the man and the beast.
Finally Wittacher got up, and seiz
ing a large board that lay on the floor,
dealt the catamount a severe blow on
the head,* when the animal fled. Wlt
tacher was badly scratched about the
face and hands and was severely con
tused about the body.
Elopes With Bride No. 7 at 80.
Carmi, 111.—J. C. Hoskins, SO and
Mrs. Rachel May, 52, eloped from En
field today, and were married in this
city. Hoskins admitted that tnis is his
seventh wife, and Mrs. Hoskins No. 7
confessed that she had won her third
husband. The children had objected
to the marriage, and the couple turned
the tables by slipping away and get
ting the county judge to marry them.
Corset Lacing Kills Woman.
Bingham, Utah.—Mrs. Carl Gun
kle laced her corset so tightly that
she crushed her heart, caused the blood
to shoot to her head,- and fell to the
floor In a swoon.
Her husband, hearing her fall, ran
to the room and summoned' a physi
cian, but Mrs. Gunkle was dead be
fore the doctor arrived.
The -latter said she had caused car
diac paralysis by the tight lacing.
Jail Term Reforms Saloanist.
Port Huron, Mich., March 8.—After
serving thirty days In the county jail
for violating the Sunday liquor law,
Daniel Conway, one of the seventeen
saloon keepers sentenced by the circuit
judges of this county, was given his
liberty. Conway, who is proprietor of
the "Happy Home" saloon, notified his
daughter to get the best "spread"
ready that money could buy, and he
invited Sheriff Davidson to help him
partake of It.
At the dinner, to which Conway had
Invited all his friends, the saloon keep
er said:
"Gentlemen, that thirty days in jail
did me a lot of good. I have got all
the alcohol out of my system now, and
I'm going to be a teetotaler from now
on. I thank Judge Law for sending
me there, because he has made a,man
of me."
State of Ohio, City of Toledo,
Lucas County.
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that h«j
Is senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing business In the
city of Toledo, county and state afore
said, and that said firm will pay the
for each and every case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by the use of Hall's
Catarrh Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D., 1886.
Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taksn intern
ally, and acts directly on the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Send
for testimonials free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by all druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills lor consti
We don't need people to love us, half
so much as we need to love people.
Better a missed bargain than a house
choked with superfluous trash.
Some people are so much concerned
about their rights that they never iind
out their duties.
Read a man's real sentiments in his
face, but never hope to discover them
by his words,
Experienced Arctic Travelers
Offer Advice to the Con
Vancouver Man Tells How Contest
ants In Now York to Paris Race Can
Rolieve Weight on Autos—Explorer
Says Use Horses to Haul Supplies.
Harry G. McLean of Vancouver, B.
C., who was interviewed at New York
on the overland nutomobile race from
New York to Paris, says th^ /, I
eral things necessary for the eotiir*n*y
of the men on the trip to which atten
tion might well be called.
Mr. McLean has spent a great deal
of time in British Columbia and has
also been in the arctic sections of Alas
ka. having made several trips to Point
Barlow, the extreme northern point
where many of the whaling fleets make
their headquarters during the whaling
season. lie has traveled quite exten
sively by sled and knows many of the
most obscure paths and trails of the
country that is never without its cov
ering of snow, and therefore his views
may be considered as helping the solu
tion of the problem that faces the men
who will undertake to drive the ma
chines across Ice and snow, says the
New York Times.
"The more I think of the trip, of
which have beeu rending in one sec
tion of the country and another since
Its inceptlou, the more I am convinced
that it can be made, but it will be
made under conditions never before
met by men. In the first place, the
trip canuot bp made unless accompa
nied by guides and sleds, so that every
possible bit of weight can be taken
from the cars—that is to say, that all
camping material, all food and extra
clothing should be hauled on sleds.
"These sled trains can theu serve two
purposes— first, to take weight from
the cars and then as scouts and trail
breakers, so to speak, going ahead of
the cars and. to a certain extent, pick
ing out the best way for the machines
to go and in a very small way break
ing the trail of the snow.
"The sleds more commonly in use In
the arctic regions are from nine to ten
feet long and twenty-two Inches wide,
the runners about twelve Inches deep
aud the sides about eighteen inches
high. The sled proper Is an open
framework of oak or hickory, no more
wood being used than Is absolutely
necessary. All the parts are lashed to
gether with strips of sealskin or walrus
hide. Few or no nails are used so.
while the sled Is very strong, it Is also
flexible and able to withstand the
rough usage to which It is constantly
subjected in traveling. In passing I
might interject that the automobile
construction should receive a thought
In this direction of elasticity, for there
are some terrible wrenches to be under
gone. The sled covet, of light drilling.
Is made large enough to spread all over
the whole- length of the sled on the bot
"Incidentally, harnessiug the dogs to
the sleds, which it Is well to know
about, for I lie natives cannot be en
tirely depended to stick to the job, Is
quite an Interesting undertaking. The
harness is made of strips of heavy
ticking, canvas, sennit or seal hide and
is all in oue piece for each dog. A
strip goes around the dog's neck and
crosses in frout of the chest, where the
two parts are fastened together to
form a collar. The ends then go under
neath the fore legs and lead up, one on
each 6lde. to the dog's back. Another
strip is fastened to the top of the col
lar at the back of the neck and leads
along the back to meet the other two
ends, and here all three pieces are se
cured together and made fast to a
small piece of rope about two feet long.
"In harnessing a dog the collar is put
on over the bead, each of his fore feet
put through one of the loops formed
by the ends coming together, nnd he is
ready to be made fast to the sled. A
larger rope, the length of which de
pends upon the number of dogs to be
used, is made fast to the front of the
sled, and to this is secured the small
rope of the dog's harness, the dogs be
ing yoked in pairs, one on each side of
the central rope. The team generally
consists of an odd uumber of dogs, the
odd dog being hitched to the central
line in front of the other dogs and acts
as a leader. This plan is used by the
white people in the lower Yukon and
is considered better than the plan of
the natives of hitching the dogs one
ahead of the other.
"Another thing of importance next
to the food is the camp gear to be
used when stops* are made for the
night where there are no native huts
or other shelter: of course, tents to
accommodate each party—that is, the
party in each machine. But this is
added weight to the equipment to be
carried on the sleds and tan easily be
done away with. The favorite way of
the Eskimos for camping in that part
of the country is to build snow houses
at night when they get ready to stop.
"The wind packs the snow so hard
that it can easily be cut into blocks
with a long knife. From these blocks
In a short time can be constructed a
small strong house, the cracks being
stopped up with loose snow, which
freezes quickly, and for the door a
large block of snow can be used. In
this way the bouse is made practically
air tight. Soon the warmth of the
bodies of three or four people will
raise the temperature of the place so
that it is fairly comfortable, and some
of the clothing can be removed. On
account of the difficulties of construc
tion a snow bouse cannot be made as
large as a tent, but where there Is no
tent snow houses are a necessity, and
whatever discomforts they entail are
passed off as unavoidable and not
thought of.
"Taking it all in all, In traveling in
the arctic regions philosophical com
mon sense is «s grent a help to living
T?r.rc3"HspatMicm iJtehallter^ fxora, ^iljralj 16 1908
as it Is elsewhere. If one Is subjected
to miserable discomforts It must be re
garded simply as a part of tbe life.
"There is oue other thing to which I
would like to call attention If I may.
It is always well before starting out to
resume the Journey in the morning to
take as much tea and water as one
can hold. It Is impossible to get water
during the day without stopping to
build a fire and melt the snow unless
one carries a flask Inside the clothing,
and this stopping uses up time.
"Snow is bad for the mouth and in
time makes It sore, besides not being
sufficient to quench the thirst except
for the moment. The worst feature of
eating snow is that if one gives way to
the temptation there Is no stopping for
the rest of the day. for, while It
quenches the thirst for the time being,
it only serves to Increase it in the long
run, and shortly after taking some
snow one Is more thirsty than before.
"1 found that by drinking in the
moruing I seldom was thrlsty until
night and had no great desire to drink
unless a halt was made in the middle
of the day and a tire started for tea."
Evelyn Brlggs Baldwin, arctic ex
plorer, who was the meteorologist with
the Peary expedition of 1893-4, second
in command of the Weilman expedi
tion of 1898-9 and leader of the Bald
win-Ziegler polar expedition of 1901-2,
said the other day In speaking of the
New York to Paris autonloblle race:
"I think the race is entirely feasible.
Having passed so much time In the
arctic region, I naturally feel I am
competent to judge of the likelihood of
the contestants In the race getting suc
cessfully through the upper part of
Alaska and Siberia, although, of course,
arctic explorers have not much to do
with automobiles, as will be readily
"I think the contestants would find
their Journey greatly aided if they
make use of horses whenever such use
might be necessary. On the Baldwin
Ziegler expedition I caused a number
of tough little ponies to be purchased
in Siberia and shipped to the north,
where we made excellent use of them.
"They are extremely hardy, and one
pony will haul as much as one entire
dog team, or about 800 or 900 pounds.
They do not 'eat their heads off,' as
the saying goes, and compressed hay
can be carried along on the loads. If
the occasion arises they can be utilized
for food, as was doue on the Zlegler
Baldwin expedition, and those who ate
the meat were not aware that they
were not eating beef until some time
"Reindeer caunot haul much more
than ninety or a hundred pounds, so
it will be seen at once how grc«t an
advantage it is to have ponies Instead
of reindeer. I paid about $50 apiece
for ponies in Siberia. Eskimo dogs
cost me about $3 each in Greenland,
but much more than that to have
them delivered on board our ship.
"By taking ponies along with them
the contestants In the forthcoming
race will find their troubles greatly
lessened, for the animals will extri
cate them from many bad places in
the road. The horses will travel on
an average almost as far each day as
can the autoists with their machines
through the worst parts of their trip
that is, in Alaska and In northeastern
"The party must have some means
of transporting extra parts for their
automobiles, food and other necessities,
for they cannot carry sufficient sup
plies of this kind on the machines
without loading them down so that
good progress will be impossible. If
horses are not utilized, dog teams
will have to be used, and they are not
as serviceable, need more looking after
and collectively will eat more than
will a Siberian pony.
"As for obtaining them, they could
be purchased In western Siberia and
•ent along the route through northeast
ern Siberia, say, as far as the Kolyma
rtver, where the autoists could be met.
As the ponies would not be needed
until next fall, there would be plenty
of time to send them from points
where they might be purchased to the
Kolyma river or thereabout.
"Of course I am most anxious that
the American contestants shall win,
but whatever their nationality 1 hope
that the best sportsmen and those who
do best Bhall be victors."
Costly Rabbit Proof Fence.
After five years' work Australia's
great transcontinental rabbit proof
fence has recently been completed. Its
length is 2,036 miles, and the cost of its
erection has been nearly $1,250,000.
•ays the New York Tribune. It is fur
nished at Intervals of five miles with
systems of traps, In which hundreds of
rabbits are captured and destroyed
daily. On the eastern side of the fence
the rabbits are teeming, and vegetation
Is almost completely absent. Inside
the barrier there appears as yet no
trace of-their presence.
Aluminium Money.
Nearly 32.000,000 coins made of alu
minium have recently been struck from
the royal mint in England for circula
tion In. Uganda and the Nigerian pro
tectorates, says a London cable dis
patch to the New York Times. Each
coin bears the value either of a cent or
of 2 mills and is perforated in the cen
ter, like Chinese coins, In order to per
mit the natives to string them togeth
er. The advantage of aluminium as a
coin is due to its light weight and the
fact that it Is the best non-germ bear
ing metal known.
The Threatened Addition.
New terrors will soon be added
To crossing the ocean blue.
A liner is planned to carry
tailor and modiste too.
Imagine a husband's feelings
When told by his spouse so fair
Just two hours out on the voyage
She hasn't a rag to wear.
Imagine the fit of trousers
Achieved on a stormy day.
When the good ship rolls an* pitches
And appetite says you nay.
With ne\-er a place to flodge in, 4
Just fancy the greatest ill—
Alone on the vasty ocean.
Alone with a tn'.lor's bill.
-McLandburgh Wilson in New York Sua.
Completion of Remarkable Line
That Runs Over Water Be
tween Florida Keys
In Another Year Railway to Con
nect Key West With Coast Will Be
Finished to Within Ninety Miles of
Havana—Now Open to Knights Key.
When a train with a little party of
passengers on board recently pulled
slowly southward out of the station of
Miami, on the extreme southeastern
roast of Florida, its unostentatious de
parture marked a dramatic moment In
the history of a man and a railroad
and an event the bearing of which
upon the future relations of the United
States aud her neighbors of the West
Indies can only be fully told by time,
says a St Augustine (Fla.) special dis
patch to the New York Globe.
The train was the first over the fa
mous "seagoing railroad" which Henry
M. Flagler has been pushing with all
the resources of the Florida East
Coast system, which he rules, literally
out over the sea toward Key West and
Havana. When the trains began run
uiug to Knights Key. Cuba was
brought half a day nearer the United
States, and Havana was for the first
time placed In direct connection with
New York and Chicago.
The traveler can now board a Pull
man train in either of these cities,
whirl across a dozen degrees of lati
tude direct to Knights Key and there
step from the train aboard a boat
which will land him in the Cuban capi
tal. 115 miles distant, within six hours.
In another year, when the remaining
forty-seven miles to Key West have
beeu opened, the distance between Un
cle Sam and his island ward will be
still further reduced. Key West is but
ninety miles from Havana, and it is
planned to join the two by a ferry
service which. shall take the trains
themselves straight through.
The conditions that confronted the
builders were these: From the southern
mainland of Florida in a long curving
line to the southwestward the coral
islets called the Florida keys stretch
away to Key West, the last of the
chain. Eastward lies the Atlantic,
westward the bay of Florida. Begin
ning at Homestead, twenty-eight miles
south of Miami, where the road ended,
they must build along the line of these
keys and across the scores of channels
and passnges which separate them one
from another a road which should be
so solidly based as to withstand the
dreaded autumn hurricanes which
have their breeding place among tne
West Indian islands. Some of the
channels are a few feet wide, some
thousands of feet and some miles. The
widest of all, the spanning of which
was the last piece of work in the com
pletion of the section now opened, is
five and a half miles across from is
land to island. Everything except the
rock for the roadbed and embank
ments had to be transported from the
mainland, for the keys are mostly bar
ren and could furnish no supplies
Even water bad to be brought in
tanks, and the workmen had to be
housed In floating dormitories over
much of the distance.
Ill spite of these difficulties and of
the obstacles of mud nnd water, stiff
currents, jungle, rock, heat, mosqui
toes and stormr.. the work, once begun,
has been pushed steadily 011 without a
halt until the end is in sijjht. From
Homestead, where the extension be
gins, it Is seventeen miles to the coast
at Water's Edge. This part of the con
struction is on the mainland, but It is
through the strange south Floridian
region of low everglades and man
grove swamps, interspersed with high
er patches of rocky pine land.
From Water's Edge the road crosses
Jewfish creek, uniting Barnes and
Blackwater sounds by a drawbridge,
and after skirting Lake Surprise,
where thousands of tons of filling were
swallowed up in a Vain attempt to run
the road straight across the lake, it
lauds upon the middle of Key Largo,
the largest of the keys. Fifteen miles
bring the southern end of Largo, and
there the road becomes really amphib
ious. Of the seventy-seven miles re
maining to Knights Key more than
half is built over water on cement and
coral rock embankments or on con
crete viaducts, supported on concrete
piers anchored to the rock bottom and
strengthened with piles. At the deep
er channels there are drawbridges to
admit the passage of vessels, and in
the embankments which cross the shal
lower passages are twenty-five foot wa
ter openings at frequent intervals.
From Key Largo the extension
crosses Tavernier creek to Plantation
key, which it traverses, thence over
another narrow arm called Snake
creek to Windlys island, then across a
wider passage to Upper Metacumbe
key. The longest viaduct yet reached
carries the road from Upper Meta
cumbe to Lower Metacumbe, whence a
still longer embankment takes It over
the wide channel to Long key, the next
stepping stone. Then from Long key
to Grassy key comes the longest leap
of the whole way. Between these two
there are five and one-half miles of sea,
which are crossed by the famous "ocean
viaduct." over which the rails are car
ried thirty-one feet above the main
surface level of the water. Prom
Grassy key a number of small Islets
and Intervening passages are crossed
to the larger Key Vacca. from which,
by a narrow channel, the diminutive
Hog key and another channel, Knights
Key, is reached, where the Journey by
rail is ended for the present.
Value of Iron In Old Horseshoe*.
Old horseshoes have found a market
in China. One Hamburg steamer re
cently took to Tsiustau 80O tsns of thi*
scrap Iron. The Chinese claim that
there is no iron quite as good as old
horseshoes for making cutlery and
Enough Congressmen Now Clad Like
Uncle Joe to Start One.
They are ging to form the "home
spun brigade" In the house of repre
sentatives and go back to first prin
ciples. says a Washington correspond
ent to the New York Sun. Representa
tive Wyntt Aiken of South Carolina
Is the organizer of the brigade. In the
Fifty-ninth congress Mr. Aiken came
up from his home in Abbeville with
his rotund figure clad In an old fash
ioned homespun suit. One day he was
passing through the speaker's lobby
and encountered Speaker Cannon.
"Aiken." said the speaker, "where
the did you get them jeans? Do
you know I haven't seen any of that
cloth since I was a boy in North Caro
Mr. Aiken explained that an old wo
man In the district had made It, and
on his next visit to Spsth Carolina he
got a bolt of the cloth and presented
it to the speaker. Mr. Cannon bad It
made into a suit, which was the envy
of every man In the house. Since that
time Mr. Aiken has been able to get
recognition and postofflces whenever
he wanted them, but he has been be
sieged by a score of members for
cloth enough to "make a suit like Un
cle Joe's."
Last spring when he went home he
engaged the old lady to make all the
homespun she could during the sum
mer. The result was three suitings.
These Mr. Aiken brought up to Wash
ington a few days ago and presented
to Representative Ryan of New York,
Representative I/ee of Georgia and
Representative Griggs of Georgia.
These three, with the speaker and
Mr. Aiken, will form the charter mem
bership of the "homespun brigade."
Other applicants will be admitted
when the old lady turns out some
more jeans. It is costing Mr. Aiken a
lot for uniforms, but he doesn't mind
that, for he gets everything else he
Government Establishment to Furnish
Gas Fcr Aerial Machines.
In line with the recently adopted
policy of the lulled States govern
meut to take the leud among the ua
tlons of the world In devf'.oping bal
loons aud aerial machines the govern
ment has arranged for the erection of
a huf?e hydrogen plant to create gas
for balloons and aerial craft, says a
Washington special dispatch to the
Cincinnati Enquirer.
This plant will be located in Fort
Myer aud will be the headquarters of
the balloon fleet. Apart from its equip
ment will be a big reservoir with sev
eral feed lines, and while iu operation
the balloons will t-uu'ely have to sail
up. pick up a fee.! line and replenish
their supply of li. .!: .Acn.
Major Russell and Captain Chandler,
who will have chur^o of the construc
tion of the plant, recently returned
from Mount Weather, where they ex
amined a gas generating plant install
ed by the weather bureau. Major U?is
»ell said the inspection committee was
ordered to ascertain if the weathe.
bureau plant was suitable for adoption
by the signal corps. a* a
Triumph of Mothers-in-law.
Mother-in-law completely crushed
son-in-law in litigation in the court."
at Chicago the otber dajr. Judge Car
penter refused to issue an injunction
asked for by Carl E:nll Christensen to
restrain his mother-in-law. Bertha Lar
son. from visiting his home, says a
Chicago dispatch. "How can I do It?"
said the court to Attorney A. K. Flan
nlnsham, who appeared for the com
The Story of 8tarlight.
Auguts Belmont president of the
Jockey club, ajt a dinner in New York
said of racing:
"Racing is honestly conducted in the
main. The stories that one hears about
it are .rather absurd. They are like
the story of Starlight.
"Once there was a group of s'ports
men who were all quite broke. They
must, however, geit into the races. And
one at a time they presented them
selves at the paddock gate.
'1 am the owner of Starlight,' the
first said. He was well dressed and im
posing. They believed and passed
him in.
'I am Starlight's trainer,' said the
second. His red face and blufE man
ner bore out his story, and they ad
mitted him.
"T.he third man, smadl and thin, next
"Starlight's jockey,' he said short
ly, and hurried thru the gate.
"The fourth and last man of the
group was very shabby indeed.
"'Well, who are you?' they said
impatiently, when he presented him
'I am Starlight,' was the meek
Mum to any moat.
California Navel
Oranges are Seedless
I issued such an order,
all mother-in-law jokes would cease to
exist, and the people would be de
prived of the comic supplement."
First German Dreadnought.
The launch of the first Germai
Dreadnought, the 19.000 ton battleshl)
Bayern, will take place at Wilhelmshn
ven at the end of February, probabl.
tn the presence of the emperor.^
\\V 2
Where Good Oranges Grow
The best oranges in the world are scien
tifically grown in California under ideal
climatic conditions. The pick of the best
groves the balk of the total crop, is mar
keted by the California Fruit Growers
Exchange. Their trade-mark appears on
every box they pack as shown below. It
means your protection. It enables you
to choose the best. The tree-ripened,
luscious, hand-picked and wrapped
golden fmit—cleaned,
sorted and selected.
No ether so good.
Oranrei are fretcribtd by jhyii
cians for that tonic valut—u ait
aid to digestion, and btcauu ot
their laxative action, they give
A Trial to the Eye
A Pleasa Physic.
When you want .-i ii.easant physloi
gi Vtj Valium Derlain's Stomach and Liver|
Tablets a trial. They are -mild and
gentle in their action and always pro
duce a pleasant cathartic effect. CaUj
at all dealers' drug Stores for a freo
sample. -y.
She Was Widow, Alright.
A party of colliers were one day at
work in the mine when some coal hap
pened to fall, killing one poor fellow.:,
They at once placed his body in a cart
and sent one of the colliers on before
to break the news.
He arrived at the poor fellow'^
house, and with a loud knock at the
door demanded to know if "Widder
Jones" lived there.
The wife came to the door and
"Yes, my name's Jones, but I ain't
a widder."
"Oh, ain't yer, tho you wait and see
wot's in this 'ere cart," was the con
soling reply.
Caught in the Act
and arrested by Dr. King's New Life.
Pills, bilious headache quits and liver
and bowels act right. 25c. McBride
& Will Drug Co.
Twofold Movement
After performing the two optical experiments shown
herewith, one will be ready enough to admit that the
eye, after all, is beyond the comprehension of most,
ordinary mortals.
It simply substantiates our claim that only an ex
periences optician, such as our Mr. Innes, should
be entrusted with optical matters.
t"ee Mr. Innes on all things pertaining to the eye~
wht ther it amounts to simply a repair job, or a com
plicated case of eye glass fitting—either presents an
opportunity for Mr. Inness to show his prowess as
an optical master.

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