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lUfck 11, 1823
THE CITIZEN Pag TWw Kam?MilKoUaii3 SYNOPSIn CHAHTKK I. -With hi grandfather, mall Haruaea Mllhulland is aatihuis ina Iwmuiwi !)) Iiiut In Hi n..ine tewa. Tii old niiniiian, a vet. ran vf the Crvil ws, eiuleatura ui uiiir-aa tl.e ungaiar with uia eigiilll. an. e ul U.e 4ramt ejanUici, auJ many yrai afieraarU la bur was ta reineuiuer hla wuiil an in elaruias elakliieaa. CIIAII'IlH II-In U avhowlruum, a fea raara afterward, luui.aey nut dlatlnauiahad lur remarkable ability, Uiougii ins law prunuumad ilialiaee war arltlunauo and ' lioctialiuiis " In si.arp oontiaal la Haniacy a ba. awardneaa la (tie ra-ocitr u( lUUe Dvia locum, a young tody wl.oin In hia liiiiarnaaa lia da uouunalee 'leathers 'L CHAmil III. -In hlfh school where aa aae) Ixirt ara tUaaniatae, llaniet-r Mnllmee to feel that the girl dellai.ia lu oanllnM bar eupariurit jr. and ina Hn.Ho Uvaaaaa ba snialea be. on.ee alarming, mlmlaaurif in Uia reeoiuiion Utat noma la ba would "ehuw bar. lIlAHTMi IV. A I claaa picnic Ham 9m y ia hla Inlenee eurprtee, apprare lu Sttraul tba favorable attention of Mlaa btaia lUial. a youi.g lady of about tua a aaa and uia aknowledd balla uf lha alaea Mllia bee Uia miar.irtuna lu fall Iiiuj a trees while talking with Kara eejr, aud dial youth promptly plunna lu Iba fiaraa- Tha water la only etuiie lliree feel d aaa, but Mala a gratitude fur hla kenrie a 4 ia eiuuariaasii.s lia la in fact take iole by lha (air ana, lo li la (raal eoueier nation CHtrTKM V Tha acquaintance rtuana, rXaraeey and ha 1 11a i.penly ' keri.ltis cmn party," wltile II. a furinara parent won der Ilia mother Indeed gura an far aa fa espraaa art ma dlaap.roval uf liia chotca. avan MnUnd It.al Injia ov urn aouid ba a amrt auiLabla cutnpanlun. a auggaattun hih (km yuuth raiaiaa with hurror. CIIAITKK VI At thia prrlixl our haro gaia (ha tl.rill of hla "Aral hlaa." Mllia baing a vary willing partnar In tha a t Har IHppaiiry avar tha matter rttaron aarta Kamaay Immanaaly, but aliortly aft arward lha girl dt.rta fr a vlalt to hlfaga. lilia kivti an endearing mtaalve for KaeBaay. whl.h a.1da to hla frallng of melanrbeljr ASSH'.NMKNT Twrtya Mlntitr. Ivbnfr1. n f illijaxl ltol va1 1 Tlmf r.rriiiitnjr lg fxdh I'rHlly nml morally JiimMAihI In hir Invmlnn t iwlcltim. (Iflbtfr are. notified HihI -i'Ii will ba lirtil alrl.-tljr to Hi following -l'il nlr: Aflrmitf Iva. 4 mln.. flrt. N-ir-five. 4 mln . flmt Affirm., 2 tulti . tH m1. N . 2 mln , awotirl ) Afflrmmlva. It Mll.liol I.ANO, '1H Nrllva. I. YtWTM. MS. Conrlniilng Ma rva1lnt. wMrh waa oral, th volnillp MIKofll miola vr ot Ma olca In a mitnnrr of lnalhrnlatt hola4frMiaiiM. ami irt-'iill.v r-rllt'i1 nrion lounc n lanifh h LHter. Hla atrlfkn rimra1. meanw lill. rwuv nn1 far aa In imi-a Ihf floor. 'Tin goln to park up ami HkM out for horn!" ba rWliireMi "T ami over. And rwi oftenar li rvail ami rrn'a1 lha raM nink atira of ll' arnml Ifjr of lltaf fatal colni-Mem-a, "l. To rtitn. "If I rotiM do It." Ii vorlf.'rHtfil. "If I rotiM alaml up tln-ra ami ili-luife on o' Ihflr tliirn ole rMnttea In lli flmt pla- If I ha.l lm gall to rv.-n try II. why. my gonh ! you ilon'l up poa rn goln' t" Kl up tlitre nml ariU wllh lliat grlrl. i1 you? TIihI b hid way In get an ailiicatlon : xtund tip thorr anit argil with a ifirl liffotv a naipla o' humlrail M-opt! My oah I" "Voo Kot In!" hla priwtrata rompiin Ion aflNt. weakly. "Yon ran"! gel out of M YnH'm a goner, ole llmMy !" "I'll he ali k. I'll le nlrk aa a Iok! Til lie alrk aa the ahkeat ig that ever " "No uae. ole man. The fral aetilorall he on the Job. They'll know whether you're alrk or not. anil they'll have you ItnTe, right on the npot to the minute!" The preillrtlon waa arrtirate. The ton fatlH-rly "fmt ariilora" illil nil tlmt r'red aald they wotilil. and mora. Kor tha homr if the "frut." they roarheil the drqierate HHtney In the terhnle of I.timen ilahate, told hltn many more thlnga to any than roulil lie unlit In all mlntltea. and produred Mm, lie pairing, ghaatly and hetlewed, In the Inrge ball of the Lumen aorlety at eight oVIiM'k on Krlilny evening. r'olrr other "twelve inllitile ilehatea" preredetl IiIk and the aoiiud of theae, In Karaaey'a eara, waa the aound of (alrl prm tUlnit on Ma ln.ni In the early nmrnliig of .liiilgmenl tiny. The nipmliera of the aorlety tat, hre rowa deep, along the walla of the room, leaving a clear ol.long of green car pet lu the center, where were two mull Vnk. twenty feet apart, the roalriiUM of the ilelmtera. I'poti u plBlfnnn al the lien.l of the room ha I dreadful Ki'iilora, Hie olhrera of the B4Kli'ty, eml. upon henrhea mur the platform, Ihe ilehaiera of the aeiilni: were aliened. One of the fraleriuil awilord mil wllh aueltcrlng ItnmHey; lid the hitter, aa hla time releiitleaaly came nearer, made a luxt inlncrulilr qulrm. "liak here, lirolher IVilhtiru, I gol to gd aul o' liere." "Nu, you don I. youiiK fellow." "Vm, do'" ICtiuiHcy wlili..i nl, pint alonahaj1. "Ilonext, I do. lloui'Nt, Hrothrr IVIImrii. I Kot to a drink uf wttei-r. I gut lot" "Ntt. Tou fuu't." "ltMulL t'tdburu, I gi4 Illustrations by opynghiy Coijlleda. Paqa I Company "Tlnah!" Hamaey raal hi diluting eyes along the rowa of fni-ea. Moat of them were hut aa hlura, awlmmlng, yet he waa aware (he thought) of a formidable ii nd horrible Impaaalve arrullny of Mtnaelf, a glare aecmlng to pierce through hltn to the hark of the hell round hla waist, ao that he began to have fearful dotihta about Hint belt, .ihnut every fitntenlng and adjustment of hla garment, about the expreanlon of hla countenance, nml ninny other thlnga Jumbling together In hla con rlounca. tiver and over he whla liered ga'plngly to hlniHelf the oen ln( word of the aetitetire with which a aenlor had advlaed lit m to begin hla argument. And aa the moment of au prune agony drew cloae. thla whlcper Ing became cotitinuoua: "In making my flrat apearanre before thla honor' bla niemliemhlp I feel count rallied to say In making my flmt apearance be fore thla honor'ble memherahtp I feel ronatralned to aay In making my flrat apixaranre before thla honor'ble meic .... It had come. The chairman announced the auhject of the fourth freahman twelvetnliiute debate; and Dora Yocum, hitherto unpercelved by Raniaey, rone and went forward to one of the email denke In the open apace, where ahe atood cmpuaedly, a allrn, pretty figure In white. Memhera In Kamaey's neighborhood were aware ol a brief and hualied rommotlon, nnd a fierce whler, "You can't t You get up there!" And the blanched Ramney -ame forth and placed himself at the other dvk. He atud before the allent popu lace of that morgue, and It neemed te him that hla featurea had forgotten that he waa euppoaed to be their own er and In control of them; he felt that they were allpplng all over his fare, regardlesa of hla wlttliea. Ilia head, aa a whole, waa ntibjert to an agita tion not before known by him; It de alred to move rnwtlly In eccentric waya of Ita own devNIng; hi legi alternate ly limbered and Ntralglitened under no dtrei'tlon but their own; and hla hand chid tied earh other fiercely behind hla bark ; he waa not one cnhealve eraou, eldently, but an netnhle.t collection of parta whl.-h hnd relapaed earh Into Ita own Imllvliluiility. lu nplle of them, he mimehnw contrived the aemhliinre of a bow touHrd the i lmlrniHti and the acnihlnnre of nnother toward Ihira, of whom he wa but hazily conarloti Then he oH'tied hi mouth and. not knowing how he hud tarted Id voire going, heard ll u if from a distance. "In milking my tlrt appenrance be fore thla honor'ble mambetlilp I feel restrained to any " He atopped hort, and thenceforward hiM.k v I t -bly. After a long uiue. he managed to rcieat lit oenlng. Mopped again, wallowed many times, produced a hnndkerrlilef and wlied hi fare, an act of iicri-HxIty then had an Inspira tion. "The auhject aligned lo me." he aid. "I rcoled that Ocrtimny la tnor'ly and legally JuMltled In Hel-glan-llelglnm ! Till" auhject uRlgnel to me to be the auhject of thla debute." He Interrupted hlmaelf to giiKp plteoiiHly. fiiund breathing dlf flcult. but faltered on again: "Thla object l.H the Niibjert. It l the auh ject Unit wn Hitlgneil to me on a poMtal card." Then, for a moment or ao, he bad a mlrm'Uloui apurt of confi dence, and continued, rather rapidly: "I feel coiiHtralned to aay that the country of Helglim Belgium, I tnenn thla country hna been conntralned by the luvHited I inenii Invaded by the imperial '.ici'inn lmplrt'.UlliLiliT SJllj- He Came to the Longeat of All Hla Pauaea Here, and the Awful Gravity of the Audience Almost Suffocated Him. V;' '4W W Ject In thla debate la" whether It ought to or not. my being the Infernatltre, affirmative I menn -that t got to prove that Hermany la morly and legally Justified. I wish to state that" He paused again, lengthily, then tntggled on. "I have been requested to state that the Herman ltne Kmplre that It certainly Isn't right for those Hutch Hermans. I menn they haven't got any more hiiMitie In Itelglum than I have myself, but I - I feel constrained to say Hint I hud to accept whatever side of thla debnte I got on the Mitnl card, nnd so I am ronntnilnod to take the able of the Ihifch. I mean the Ocrmnns. The Imtch are sometimes railed I menn Hie Herman are some times in I led the Hutch In this country, hut they nren't Hutch, though some times culled Hutch In this country. Well, nnd so so, well, the war hean Inst August or- shout then, nnyway. nnd the Herman army Invaded the Bel gian army. After they got there, the Invasion hegnn. I'lrst. they came around there and then they com menced Invading. Well, what I feel const rained" lie came to the longest of all his pauaea here, ami the awful gravity of the audience almost iurTocated him. "Well." he concluded. "It don't look right to me." Tour minutes !" the chairman an nounced, for Hamsey'e pauses had worn away a great deal more ff this terrible Interval than had Ma elo quence. "Opening statement for the negative: Mlaa I. Yocum. Four min utes." Aa Iora began to sneak, Ilamsey XQerleQced a. little relief, but only a little about the same amounf of relief aa that felt by a bridegroom when It la the brlde'a turn to "respond." not really relief at all, bat merely the light relaxation of a continuing train. The audience now looked at Knmsey no more than people look at a bridegroom, but he failed to M-rcelve my substantial mitigation of his frightful consplcuousness. He had not the remotest Idea of what he had said n netting forth hi case for Oermany, ind he knew that It waa hi duty to dsten closely to Iora, In order to be ible to refute her argument when hla :wo-mlnute rinsing speech fell due; jut he was conscious of little more nan Ma own condition. His legs had low gone wild beyond all diwllry. and 10 had to keep shifting his weight from ne to the other In order even to hope hat their frenzy wight esiape cen tral attention. He reallxvd that Dora was speaking rapidly and confidently, and fhat some where in hla III assembled parts lurked a familiar bit of Mm that objected to her even more than usual ; but she hnd used half of her time, at least, before he waa able to gather any coherent meaning from what she was saying. Kven then he ru light only a fragment, here and there, and for the real an far as Itamsey waa concerned she might aa well have been reciting the Swedish alphabet. In spite of the rather atartllng fee bleness of her opponent'a statement. Iiora went at her tank as earnestly as If It were to confute some monster of casuistry. "Thus, having demonstrat ed that atl war la wrong." ahe suld, ap proaching her conclusion, "It Is scarce ly necessary to point out that what ever the actual circumstances of the Invasion, and whatever the status of the case In International luw, or by reason of treaty, or the Herman oath to rvsjiect the neutrality of Itelglum, which of course was grossly and dis honorably violated all this. I any. la dlea and gentlemen of the l.titnen a clety. all this Is beside the point of morals. Since, a I have shown, all war la wrong, the case may be simpli fied aa follows: All war Is morally wrong. Quod ernt demonstrandum. Hermany Invaded Itelglum. Invasion la war. Hermany, therefore, did mornl wrong. I 'poll the legal side, as I began by pointing out, Herman v confessed In the rclihstag the violation of luw. Therefore. Hermany waa Just i tied In the Invasion neither morally nor legal ly ; but was both morally and legally wrong and evil. Ladles ami gentlemen of the l.titnen society, I nwatt the refutation of my opponent!" Her opponent apeured to be having enough trouble with his leg, without taking any added cares upon himself In the way of refutation. Hut the marvelous Mora had calculated the length of her statement with such nli-ety that the chairman announced "Four minutes," almost upon the In stant of her final syllable; nml all face turned once more to the uphold er of the atllrmatlve. "Itefutatlon and conclusion by the atllrmatlve." aald the chairman. "Mr. It. Milhollund. Two minutes." Therewith, Knmsey coughed us long hi he could cough, and when he felt that no more Hbould be done In this way, he wlH-d his fare -a gain un in't of necessity nml qiiaverlngly began: "Hentlemen and ladlea. or Indies nnd gentlemen. In making the refutation of my opponent, 1 feel that I feel that hardly anything more ought to be said." He paused, looked helplessly at his uncontrollable legs, and resumed: "I am supposed to make the reputa - the refutation of my opponent, and I feel that I ought to say quite a drill more. In the first place. I feel tlmt the lna alon has taken plnre. I am supposed anyhow I got a postal card Hint I am aiipiMiacd to be here tonight. Well, In talking over this matter with a cou ple of seniors, they told me I was sup posed lo claim this Invasion was nior'ly and legally all right. Well-" Here, by some chance, the recollection of a word of Horn's flickered Into hla rha otic mliiil. and he had a brighter mo ineiit. "My oplMitient Mild she proved njl. war la w rong or something. IJkc that, anyhow-, win -n'd she proved ll was wrong to tight, no matter what. Well, If she wasn't n girl, anybody that wanted to get her to fight eonld proh'ly do It." He did not add that be wonld be the person to make the eg perlment (If Ira weren't a girl), nor did the thought enter his mind until an hour or so Inter. "Well," he added, "1 suppoee there la little more to he ald." He was so right. In regard to his own !Brformaiice, at least, that, thereupon drying up utterly, he proceeded to stand, a spoerhlos figure In the midst of a multitudinous silence, for sn eter nity lasting forty Ave seconds. He made a racking effort, ami at the end of this epoch found words again. "In making my argument In this debate, I would state that" "Two minute!" said the chairman. "Tlofutntli.n hv the negative. Miss P. Yociitn. Two minutes." "I waive them," snld Iora. primly. "I submit that the affirmative has not refuted the argument of the negative." "Very well." With hla gavel the chairman sharply tapped the desk be fore him. "The question Is now be fore the house. 'Ilosolved, that Her many Is both morally and legally Justi fied In her Invasion of Itelglum.' All those In favor of the" But here there waa an Interruption of a kind never before wltneased dur ing any proceedings of the Lumen so ciety. It came from neither of the de baters, who still remained standing at their desks until the vote settling their comparative merits In argument should he taken. The Interruption was from the rear row of seats along the wall', where sat new members of the society, freshmen not npon the program of the evening. A loud nasal voice was heard from this quarter, a loud but nasal voice, shrill as well ss nasal, and full of a strange hot pas sion. "Mr. Chairman I" It cried. "I.nok a here, Mr. Chairman I Mr. Chnlrmnn, I demand to he heard ! You gotta gim me my say, Mr. Chairman I I'm a gunna have my ssyl You look-a-here. Mr. ChnlrmanI" Shocked by such a breach of order, and by the unseemly violence of the speaker, not only the chairman but everyone else looked there. A short, strong figure was on Its feet, gesticu lating fiercely ; and the head belonging to It was a large one with too much curly black hair, a flat swarthy face, shiny and not Immaculately shaven; there was an Impression of Ill-chosen lothes. too much fat red Hp, too much ooth, too much eyeball. Fred Mitchell rocognlted this violent Interrupter aa one I.tnskl, a fellow freshman who aat next him In one of hla classes. "What's that russ up to?" Fred wondered, and so did others. I.lnskl showed them. He pressed forward, shoving himself through the two rowa In front of htm tilt he emerged UKn the green carpet of the open space, and as he came, be waa cyclonic with words. "You don't put no such stuff as this over, I tell you !" he shouted In his hot. pa sal voice. "This here's a free country, and you call yourself a de bating siN'lety, do vouT I.emme tell you 1 belong to a debating society In Chicago, where I come from, and them fellas up there, they'd think they'd oughtu be shot fer a fake like what you ieotle are tryln' to put over, here, tonight. I come down here to git some more education, and pay fer It, too, lu gissl hard money I've made sweatln' In a maihine shop up there In Chi cago; hut If this Is the kind of educa tion l ui a gunna git, I better go on bark there. You call this s square de bate, do you?" He advanced toward the chairman's platform, shaking a frantic fist. "Well, If you do, you got another think coinln', my capitalls' frlen' ! You went and give out the question whether It's right fer Cholmuny to go through Bel glum; and whnt do you do fer the Cholmun side? You pick out this here big stiff" he waved his passionate hand at the pn nil vied Itatnaey "you pick out a booh like that fer the Cho mun aide, a poor fish that gits atage f right ao hud he don't know whether he's talkln' or dead; or else he fakes It; because he's a speaker so bum It looks more to me like he was faking. You git this big stiff to fake the Chol mun aide, and then you go and stick up a goll agulna' him that's got brains and makes a parltls' argument that wins the case again' the t'holmuns like ruttln' through hog lsrdt But you ain't a gunna git away with It, mister. I.emme tell you right here and now, I may be a mix blood, but I got some Cholmun in nie with the rest whnt I got, nnd before you vote on this here question you gotta hear few wolds from somebody that can talk! This whole war Is s capitalls' war. Belgium as much aa Cholmuny, and the I'nlted State la sellin' Its soul to the capitalls' right now, I tell you. takin' sides ngalns' Clmtmuny. Orders fer explosives and ammunition nnd guns and Bed Cross supplies Is coinln' Into this country by the million, and the rniillHlis' I'lllted State I fat lll- ready on the bloml of the workers of lliin.pe! Yes. It Is. ami I'll have my lev, v.ni boorlavv faker, and you can I 1 hi . i 1 1 ii r v.nir ole gavel to pieces at I ,e- I (To ba continued) A Home Protective Union. Wife John, If Mrs. Nextdore gets a new suit I must have one also. Huh -Well, my ib-ar. don't worry about that. Nayborund I formed a pro tective union today and neither of you Is to have one. Relativity In Politics. "What do your constituents say about your latest apeech?" "They regard it as the most pro found effort of my life," answered Rcnntor Sorghum, ruefully. "Nobody pretends to understand It." FALSE ECONOMY IN THREATENED CUT? FEAR THAT APPROPRIATION fOR BIOLOGICAL SURVEY WILL BE REDUCED AGAIN. IT SAVES CROPS FROM PESTS 6tory of the Mies That Were Destroy Ing Nevada's Alfalfa Fields Some Years Ago Show How This Val uable Bureau Works. By EDWARD B. CLARK Washington. When one gis to tin Agricultural department he Duds out that a considerable part of the Inter est of the farmers of the country If directed tu the working of the l.lolog leal survey. It Is the duty of this bu reau to make war on the pests which attack the c-ropa and to do what it can to snve the beneficial aniuiuls and birds. Two or three years ago when thf appropriation of the biological survey was cut, the predatory animals In thr West lucreused In large numbers, and there was a corresponding Increase In the loss of cattle who fell victims ol wolves and mountain lions. Instant ly the stock-growing Interests ap pealed to congress and It is said that more money was forthcoming to en able the department to continue Its saving work. This year it Is feared that the ap propriation for the biological survey may be cut again In the so-called In terest of economy. It Is a debatable question whether economy can b served by cutting the appropriation by $25,01)0 when the cutting will mean a loss to the agricultural Interests of many times that sum. There Is the story of how the biological survey works: Sixteen years ago a plague of mice appeared In the alfalfa fields In Nevada. The biological survey sent man out to the afflicted region to aee what could be done to check the ests. He found that there were 12,000 mice to the acre, that damage to the amount of JSO.OOO already had been done, and that If the rest of the crop waa to be saved be must get Into action at once. How Nevada Mice Were Eradicated. The biological expert found that the birds of prey bad been attracted In large numbers and were doing what they could to destroy the ravagers of the field, but the mice being in mil Uons aud the birds being In hundreds, it was an unequal coutest, though the hawka and the owls, and strangely enough some sea gulls which had come overland to the work, were doing all that they could and aa fast aa tliey could. It was discovered also by the man on the ground that bird of other kinds, while they would not eat mice, would and did eat all kinds of Injurious Insects, occasionally varying their diet with weed seeds aud some little grain, The flrat thought was to kill the mice with poison grain, but as this also would have killed the efficient birds the biological survey's ageut made up his mind to try something else. Finally he hit upon the thought of trying chopped alfalfa soaked In a palatable but poisonous solution. This he scattered through the fields and Just what he expected hapiened. The mice preferred the chopped and dead ly mixture to the standing crop and In less than 24 hours the work ot destruction was at its height. There were ll'.OOO mice to the acre and the government's expert succeeded in killing 85 per cent of them, and suc ceeded also In covering all the way from 30 to 100 acres a day, the latter figure being the high acre mark. Success Brought Extra Money. Admittedly it seems almost Incredi ble, but In one day 1,000,1 K mice were killed and on the other duys the num bers slain rarely fell below 500,000. The men whose crops were saved wrote to Washington and told what the biological survey had done for them, and of the marvelous work of the one government agent who had been sent Into the Held. The survey hud asked for a small In crease In Ita appropriation In order that It might carry on additional field work wherever It was ueeded. The agricultural committee, which In the past bus beeu uuytlilng but friendly to the biological survey. In the main because It knew uothlug of the sur vey's work, heurd tha mouse story, saw the proof and voted the extra mouoy. The biological survey In recent years baa been charged with the work of en forcing tho terms of the treaty with Canada by which migratory song and game birds are protected. As a re sult of Its work the flocks of wild ducks and geese have Increased In numbers and yet there la plenty of sport for the sportsmen. At flrat there was a great outcry against the prohibition of spring shooting, but now virtually everybody Is commend Ing that provision of the law. Our fowl generally are nesting further south than they did when spring shoot ing was allowed and now in many place In the full home-reared ducks offer themselves to the sportsmen. Now It seems to ba a rase of shoot ing our game and still having It. Balfour and "Rebels" Statue. Just before' Arthur Bulfoiir. chief of the British I'elegatlon to the Interna tlonnl conference on the limitation of armament, left WaahlngtiMi. he was standing In front of the British em bassy with the ambassador of Id couutry, Sir Auckland tiislde. Mr. lint four looked across the street and saw n si a tue. "Whose statue Is thntf he asked. "That." snld Ambassador (leddea, "la John WIHiersHion, one of the signers of Hie iHM'Inrutlnn of Independence.." Then Mr. Balfour, It Is vernclously reported, smiled broadly and said, "Oil yea, he was one or the rebels," and then he smiled some more. The members of the British emhsasy do not seem to be the slightest bit dis turbed becntise their front windows look out on the statue ot John Wither SMHn who was one of the most earnest of the colonists In his ircnuiiclntlon of the tyranny of the British government In those pre-Ilevolutlotiary and early Itevoltitlotinry days. It was the late Senator 8teplan B. Klklns of West Virginia whose efforts made possible the erection of the atat tte of the Itev. John Wltherspnon In the City of Washington. Wltherspoon was stanchly orthodox In his religion and It Is entirely In keeping with the church proprieties thnt his statue st. md In front of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. Senator F.lklns' atnilntton was with the Presbyterian church. Ills widow, who is living In Wnshlngtnn, la a stanch church-woman and one of tha best known Bible students In the Unit ed States. She tenches the Bible to a, large class of women who for the main pnrt are the wives of members of Con gress. It Is not at all unlikely that It wn her inspiration that moved Senator Klklns to work In behnlf of the erec tion of the statue of Wlthersoon. Wltherspoon Deserved Honor. John Wltherspain, according to tha generally patriotic viewpoint, ought te) have been honored In the Capital City a long time ago, but while Congress had money to spend for stntues of others, some of them much less worthy of honor, It never had a cent to spare to put W'ltherspoon in bronze where all people might see hltn. When John Dickinson of Pennsyl vania, during the secret debate for In dependence, said the chances were that the men assembled to discuss; freedom would have to atone for their presumption on the scaffild, and wound up by saying, "The colonies arc not ripe for Independence," Wlther spoon Jumped to his feet and In a volca louder than he used lu any of bla ser mons, cried out ; "Not ripe, sir I We are not only rip but rotting. Almost every colony hag dropped from the parent stem and your own, sir, needs no more sunshine te mature It." Not Afraid to Quote Tom Paine. While the debate prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence) waa aecret. It Is a fairly well-established fact that one of the delegate quoted from Tom Palne'a pamphlet. "Common Sense," which aome months before hnd created a sensation : "It matters very little now what tha king of England either aays or does; he hath wickedly broken through every moral and human obligation, trampled nature and conscience beneath bla feet, and by a ateady and unconstitu tional spirit of Insolence and cruelty, procured for himself universal hntred." It Is understood thnt It was John Wltherspoon of Princeton, stanchly orthodox churchman, who was the man who quoted thus literally from Tom Patne. who generally waa accounted an atheist. Some yeura afterward Wltherspoon was taken to task by a fellow clergy man for quoting from Paine. The Rev erend John answered him, so tradition haa It, thnt the devil's pitchfork waa none too good a weapon to nse In prod ding John Bull out of the country. Another statue Is to be erected In the city of Washington shortly. It la that of a man who In the statue way has been to a considerable extent neg lected. It Is the Intention to put np In the Botanical Gardens not far from the Grant memorial a statue to Gen eral George Gordon Meade who com manded the federal forces at the battle of Gettysburg, and who kept the title of general commanding the army of the Potomac until the end of the war, remaining with Grant, who of court whs the commander-in-chief In tan Held. Transporting the Canary. Canary breeding Is such a common hobby among the Lancashire and Yorkshire Industrial classes that tha recent revival of the trading facilities) with other countrlee la of much Im portance. Before the war Immense consignments of canaries were sent regulurly to America and many parta of the British empire. Specially pre pared cages were used for the safe transport of the little songsters. Breed ers have learned that the canary can be hardened to an extent which could scarcely have beeu believed aoma years ago. A comparatively cold at mosphere, free from drafts, has a bene ficial effect upon the health of the average canary and It suit the birds which ure Intended for export much better than a wunu room. The plum nge Is enhanced In It texture, which In turn luiprovea the "figure" when judicious feeding Is given. Manchester (iuardlan. Remtdy fer Healing Wounds. According to the Punish Weekly for Physicians, law tor Fischer of Copen hagen ha succeed. :! In producing a llipild medium wlil.'h Is said to ba exivdngly etlliient In surgery. Tha new remedy, which Its discoverer calla "liicotumln." consists of a pancreatic extract and a serum; the uuture of Ibis latter ha not beeu definitely slated. The remedy has beeu most elTecllve with wounds which showed u tendency to delay lu healing. It lias fulled, however, with ?uncer, tu berculosis aud other deep-seated wouuda.