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Those who believe that nature gives
various warnings In the fall when the
winter is going to be severe, are pre
dicting a strenuous season for snow
and ice and low temperature. They
wy that the wild birds which stay in
the north during the winter have un
usually thick plumage. The shells of
nuts are reported to be heavier than
they are when a mild winter Is coming,
and chestnut burrs are also of the
"‘old-fashioned winter” kind, If these
weather prophets are correct. Pur
bearing animals are more warmly
clad, according to the same wiseacres,
than they are before "open" winters,
and the bones of geese make the same
prophecy. It Is all very interesting,
but men who make the study of the
weather their life work and bring to
bear upon It all of the learning and
scientific resources of the age, utterly
reject these much trusted warnings.
They are certain that there is nothing
In the whole theory of animal prep
arations, conscious or unconscious, for
differences In winters. They do not
believe that the trees grow more bark
or put thicker burrs on nuts because
the winter is going to be severe. In
fact, the scientific experts who deal
with the climate seriously and with
Infinite pains. In all civilized countries,
year after year, are sure that there is
no nature sign language which tells
the character of the weather months
In advance.
According to "revised estimates’* by
the geological survey, the coal re
maining in the United States amounts
to aome three thousand billion short
tons. The figures are inconceivable,
but what they signify can be readily
understood. In a word, the supply Is
sufficient to last for more than 7,000
years; presumably, at that, allowing
something for present wasteful meth
ods of production. To bo sure, some
thing less than one-half of the supply
Is accessible only with difficulty, ac
cording to known methods of extrac
tion. Btlll, with whatever exceptions,
the revised estimates give a more
hopeful outlook than the public had
been led to believe were possible from
figures heretofore submitted.
The remarks of President Swain to
tho students at the opening of Swarth
more college the other day contain
much of sound sense. "Do not form
the habit In college of spending largo
sums of money.” said Dr. Swain to the
freshmen. "When one has learned the
value of money and has a large de
gree of earning power, this matter will
usually take care of Itself. College stu
dents are not, as a rule, large money
earners, and aro usually spending
money earned by others. It is usu
ally a safe rule not to spend much
money until you have learned how to
earn it.”
It will astonish many to learn from
government reports that the Indians
are Increasing In number Instead of
decreasing, and that they are becom
ing more self-supporting. This grati
fying improvement Is laid to the
greater facilities afforded for the edu
cation of boys and girls in the govern
ment schols and in the system of ap
portioning lands, says the Baltimore
American. It Is time that some meas
ure of Justice were being meted out to
she original possessors of the land and
efforts made to turn them from rov
ing savages into useful and self-re
apecting citizens.
A Chicago man. to whom was de
afled a lease In an apartment because
he had children. Is suing his landlord
under the law which declares land
lords may not refuse to rent to fam
ilies with children. If that law stands
the test of a court decision It will sur
prise some people, says the Milwau
kee Wisconsin. While a man with
children must have a place to keep
them, yet tho owner of property
should have the right to refuse to
rent his property to anyone whom he
considers undesirable.
New York physicians are upholding
high fees. With rates advanced for
medical advice and undertakers rest
ive under low burial rates. It really is
much cheaper to keep healthy, cheer
ful and alive.
“Hot Water Is Cure for Many Ills,"
®ays a newspaper Woman’s Page
headline. It may be. but there are
hundreds of people that get into hot
water who don’t like It.
Now a professor of the University
of Chicago says that young children
are not primitive little savages, but he
will get few except doting parents to
accept his theory.
Spain s troubles In Morocco are now
exceeded by Spain’s troubles at home.
King Alfonso Is certainly the unhappy
ruler of an unhappy land.
South American revolutions amount
to so little now that the world only
laughs at them.
* If the young women in the depart
ment stores only knew it. they are
much more beautiful without the dis
tractions of falso hair and other re
An English optimist declares that
laughter will keep ofT old age. This
la the positive and pleasurable side of
the negative "don’t-worry” proposition
A London poet has Just “gone
broke.” but London needn’t think she
jhas the only busted poet.
Isadora Newman, millionaire phil
anthropist, who died a week ago, re
membered the Jewish hospital for con
sumptives at Denver, Colo., in his will
for 11,000.
The highest price ever paid for hogs
at the South Omaha market is $8.40
per hundred, which was paid for a
carload received December 9th from
Western Iowa. They averaged 276
pounds each.
Two carloads of steers from Maple
Hill, Kan., sold at $10.50 a hundred
pounds at the Kansas City stockyards
December 9th, the highest price ever
paid on the open market at that point.
The cattle were Herefords, two years
old. and weighed an average of 1,442
A report received In Denver of the
work accomplished by “Billy” Sunday,
the evangelist, at Cedar Rapids, la.,
states that during the meetings there
he effected over 3.000 conversions.
At the conclusion he was presented
with a purse of $1,050, while his sing
ers and helpers were given gold
With the reply filed in the case of
Dunsmulr vs. Dunsmuir, arrangements
are now being made at Victoria, U. C..
for the trial which will involve a fight
between the heirs of the late Mrs.
Joan Dunsmuir and the retiring lieu
tenant governor, James Dunsmuir, for
recovery of an estate valued at be
tween $15,000,000 and $18,000,000.
The union Job printers of Seattle
on the 6th Inst, presented to their em
ployers a new scale calling for a re
duction of hours from eight to sev»n
and a half and an increase of wages
from $24 to $2S a week. The employ
ers rejected the scale and announced
that they would suspend business
rather than pay IL
Upon Pike's Peak there has Just
been established by the United States
an experiment station of forestry, the
first of Its kind in Colorado and the
second in the country. The station
will serve the same interests In the
forestry division o/ the government
as the agricultural experiment sta
tions in the agricultural department.
The Washakie hotel at Thermopolis
Is the first building in Wyoming to l>e
equipped with a heating system which
requires no attention und will main
tain an equitable heat from year’s oud
to year's end If desired. It uses hot
water type from the state, hot springs .
near town, instead of the customary j
furnace and boiler. A similar system ,
is being Installed in the state building
on the hot springs reserve.
At a public auction sale at Austin,
Tex., resulting from the late anti trust
suit and ouster proceedings, the prop
erty of the Waters-Pierce Oil Com- :
pany was sold to 8. W. Fordyce and
associates of St. I.ouis. The price bid
was $1,431,741. The property of the Se
curity Oil Company was bought by
John Sealey of Oalveston for $85,000
and that of the Navarro Refining Com
pany of Corsicana was also sold to
Sealey for $750,000. Sixty cars of the 1
Union Tank IJne Company were
bought by Mr. Sealey for $40,000.
The trial at I.os Angeles of Albert!
Ryan, formerly an organizer for the
Western Federation of Miners, who
killed two men and wounded a third
in a I.os Angeles hotel on the night of
July 15 last, came to an abrupt end
ing in the Superior Court on the 9th
Inst., when Ryan pleaded guilty to
murder in the first degree. This plea
means hanging or life imprisonment.
Ryan was adjudged sane by a Jury.
His victims were Otto Miller and Har
ry E. Snyder of Colorado Springs.
The charges against Dr. Cook, pub
lished in the New York Times, were
received with Incredulity by the Uni
versity of Copenhagen.
The appellate division of the Su
preme Court of New York has upheld
the section of the Armstrong law, lim
iting the new busiuess of life insur
ance companies in any year to $150,-
Ten persons were killed and thirty
nine injured, six probably fatally, in
Ohio during the three weeks hunting
season which closed December 4th.
Of those injured, many were crippled
for life. Several lost a foot, a leg cr
a hand. A few were blinded.
Inquiry by the coroner's jury Into
the cause of the St. Paul mine disas
ter, In which 300 men were killed, at
Cherry. 111., came to a sud-lcn stop by
the adjournment of the coroner's Jury
until December 20th. to give the offi
cers time to search for missing wit
The village of Utica was prac
tically wiped out by fire early on
the morning of the 9th inst.. and one
man, Edward Daug of I,ancaster. a
guest of the Hotel Vance, was burned (
to death. Thirty-five other guests of,
the hotel bad a narrow escape. The
loss is $100,000.
Walter Ixmsdale, secretary to Dr.
Frederick A. Cook, arrived at Chrisl
iansand. Denmark, on the 5th inst.,
aboard the steamer United States. lie
said he had with him all of Dr. Cook's
Prince Frederick Von Sayn Witt
genstein, of Prussia, who renounced
his princely rank in pursuance of a
family agreement on account of hav
ing married below his rank, has re
ceived from Emperor William the title
of Baron Von Altenberg. Frederick
married Marie Louise Vertling, a
woman of the middle class
Temperance leaders at the national
headquarters of the various anti-sa
loon force in New York City declare
that no doubt exists but what Uncle
Sam will soon entirely abolish alco
holic stimulants in any form In its
army and navy.
The leading express companies lmve
issued circulars advising the public to
express all packages as early as oos
sible. If senders will start their pack
ages early, the express companies will
be glad to put labels on each package:
“Do not open until Christmas.”
Announcement Is made at 'Bradford*
Fa., that the sixty hand-blown glass
plants of the country will apply for ar
ticles of incorporation under the laws
of Pennsylvania for a company to be
known as the Imperial Window Glass
Company of the United States. It will
be capitalized at $10,000,000.
Owing to imperfect patching of a
defective part in his machine, Antonio
Fernandez, an aviator, met death at
Nice, France, on the 6th inst., while
flying for the first time in an aero
plane of his own Invention. The ma
chine turned over at a great height
and Vhe driver fell under it and was
crushed to death.
Captain Palmer E. Pierce of the
United State** army, who is president
of the International Athletic Associa
tion. has issued a call for the annual
meeting of that body in New York
City on December 28th and has an
nounced that the subject of football
revision will take up a considerable
portion of the program.
The New York Times has printed
the remarkable narratives of two men,
made under oath, declaring that they
were employed by Dr. Frederick A.
Cook to fabricate astronomical and
other observations for submission to
the University of Copenhagen. Dr.
Cook's records arrived at Copenhagen
on the 8th inst.
By the will of the late Charles H.
Farnam, Jr., of New Haven, an estate
estimated at about half a million dol
lars is left to Yale University to bo
used for buildings for the Sheffield
Scientific school. /The widow, Mrs.
Ruth Stanley Farnum, will have life
use of the property and on her death
the university will get IL
In the prosecution at New York of
six former employes of the American
Sugar Reffnlng Company, James Con-
Ion, a former customs weigher, testi
fied that although he had apprised his
superiors of the existence of fraud
more than ten years ago, nothing wus
done to punish the guilty persons until
after the death of H. O. Havemeyer.
A large part of the Goidd Interests
in the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany retired at a meeting of the di
rectors in New York and they and oth
ers affiliated with the Goulds were
succeeded by men representing ihe
American Telegraph & Telephone
Company, the Harrlmau and the
Moore interests. George J. Gould,
chairman of the board and until re
cently accredited the largest Individ
ual stockholder, did not retire.
William J. Calhoun of Chicago has
been appointed minister to China and
has signified his acceptance of the
Senator J. C. 8. Blackburn has re
signed as a member of the Isthmian
Canal Commission and his resignation
has been accepted by the President.
I On the opening of Congress. Foun
i tain L. Thompson, Democrat, was
sworn In as senator from North Da
kota. He succeeds the late Martin
At a caucus of Democratic senators
Senator H. D. Money of Mississippi
was choseii as minority leader In the
Senate to succeed Senator Culberson
! of Texas, who resigned.
The navy year book for 1909 shows
the race for second place among the
navies of the world to be still very
! close as between the United States
and Germany. The United States has
a greater tonnage of battleships and
armored cruisers, but Germany has a
; larger number ot small vessels.
1 Taking a square hit at the annual
Roosevelt physical tests for army of
ficers, Surgeon General Torney in his
annual report says that the present
test not only fails in the object it
sought to attain—“a physical condi
tion which would enable them to be
always fit for active field service”—
but may result in serious damage to
elderly officers.
The Department of Agriculture on
the 7th inst. estimated that the newly
seeded area of winter wheat is 7.9 per
cent greater than the revised estimat
ed area sown in the full of 1908,
equivalent to an increase of 2,419,000
acres, tho indicated total area being
3.1,483,000 acres. The condition of
winter wheat Dec. 1st was 95J,
against 85.3 the same day a year ago.
The Supreme Court of the United
States has granted the petition for a
writ of certiorari in the contempt
cases of Samuel Gompers, Frank Mor
rison and John Mitchell, officers of the
American Federation of Labor. The
effect will bo to bring the entire rec
ord in the Bucks Stove & Range case
against these men to the Supreme
Court for review, and for a decision
as to whether or not the federation
boycott of the Bucks Stove & Range
Company in its official organ, the Fed
eratlonist, was a lawful procedure.
Indorsement of Gifford Pinchot,
chief forester, and a plea for appro
priations that will permit the drain
age of swamp lands were features of
the last big open meeting of the Na
tional Rivers and Harbors Congress
at Washington.
Assurances that steps of an import
ant character toward the development
of a system of waterways improve
ments in the heart of the country
would be taken by the present Con
1 gress were given by President Taft to
I delegations of the National Rivers and
Forest Congress.
Representative Taylor has secured
the issuance of an order from the
commissioner of the general land of
fice which will result in expediting
action upon the rights of way applica
tion of the Plateau Valley railroad in
Western Colorado. The application
has been tied up for nearly two years.
Representative Taylor, who has
been working to secure modern field
guns for the Colorado militia, has re
ceived notice from the War Depart
ment that four modern three-inch
rifled guns will be placed at the dis
posal of the militia immediately. The
four guns, with their equipment, are
valued at $98,000.
INCREASE, $7,137,348
Denver. —Colorado state banks, pri
vate banks, saving banks and trust
companies have increased their re
sources $7,137,348.73 during the past
year, according to figures compiled by
the state bank commissioner from re
ports made at the close of business
November 16th.
The total resources of these Insti
tutions on that date were $39,747,649.-
30, of which the five state banks,
four savings banks and five trust com
panies in Denver held $15,284,928.40.
The resources of 141 banks Novem
ber 27, 1908, were $32,610,301.57. There
has been an Increase of eighteen
banks in the state since that time.
The following condensed abstract Is
taken from the reports of 97 state
banks, 38 private banks, 10 savings
banks and 14 trust companies at the
cloce of business November 16, 1909:
Loans and discounts $19,541,188.33
Overdrafts 208,842.83
United States bonds 15,380.00
Other bonds, stocks and
securities 5,333,060.95
Premium on bonds 2,744.33
Furniture and fixtures... 401,315.29
Banking house 477,037 08
Other real estate 325,129.16
Expense account 397,351.75
Due from banks and
bankers 11,248.550.14
Cash and cosh Items 1,633.314.53
Other resources 133,734.91
Total $39,747,649.30
Capital stock paid in $ 5,029.650.00
Surplus fund 999,407.32
Undivided profits 1,436.901.70
Bills |>ayable 19.1,300 00
Notes rediscounted 120,174.07
Deposits 31,901,469.08
Other liabilities 66,747.13
Total $39,747,649.30
Pay Day for Beet Growers.
Denver.—A Greeley special to the
Republican Thursday night says:
About half of the siloed beets have
been delivered to the sugar factory,
and because it has been running full
caimclty, the campaign will be some
what shorter than expected. Tomor
row Is pay day to farmers for all
beets delivered from November 15th
to December Ist, and about $400,000
will be paid farmers of Greeley, Eaton
and Windsor.
Denver’s fire loss for the eleven
months closing December 1 was s3*l,-
000, according to the reports of the
fire wardens.
Dean Peck will occupy the pulpit
at the People's Tabernacle In Denver,
while Parson Uzzell is away on a six
months' tour of the world, made possi
ble by the generosity of his church
members. The election of Dean Peck
to the pulpit was by a unanimous vote
of the congregation. Parson Uzzell
will leave Denver about January 15th.
but before starting on his tour will
visit relatives in California. He sails
lrom New York for the Orient about
February 15th.
“Anything anybody from Colorado
says about women's suffrage is lis
tened to with great Interest in the
East," said Governor John F. Sbaf
roth at Denver on his return from a
trip to Washington. D. C., during
which he stopped in New York, Chi
cago and Omaha. "I was given the
most courteous attention possible in
New York and my two speeches on
women's suffrage were listened to
with close attention. They seem
greatly Interested in that subject
there and are eager to hear what peo
ple think about it who have lived here
where it is in force."
J. T. Nedwldeck has been appointed
superintendent of the Rio Grande
Junction railway, with headquarters
at Grand Junction, vice J. H. Brlnker
off, resigned. The Rio Grande Junc
tion railway extends from Rifle to
Grand Junction, being the joint track
of the Rio Grande and the Colorado
Midland connecting these points. Mr.
Brlnkeroff will be superintendent of
the new intemrban electric railway
connecting Fruita. Grand Junction.
Palisade and other important cities
nnd towns of the Grand valley fruit
district. Fourteen miles of the lino
are already in operation and impor
tant extensions are to be made during
the coming summer.
Prof. Arthur i. Hoskin of the Colo
rado School of Mines at Golden, has
filed suit in the District Court at Den
ver against the Denver & Rio Grande
Railway Company for $32,000 dam
ages for injuries alleged to have been
received by him In an accident on the
railway last May. He alleges that his
back was severely Injured.
For the purpose of establishing a
model farm 35 miles northeast of
Greeley, R. T. Nutt of Washington, !a. t
has purchased 2,000 acres to be devot
ed to promoting methods of dry farm
At a meeting of the land holders In
the Greeley-Poudre irrigation district
It was decided to allow the Laramie-
Poudre Reservoir & Irrigation Com
pany to make its choice of which of
three reservoirs, or what part each of
the three shall contribute to supply
ing the district with 1,500,000,000 cubic
feet of water.
At a depth of eighty-five feet, foF
lowing only one week’s work, a tre
mendous flow of magnetic soda-iron
water has been struck in Manltou
Springs, on the Mansions hotel prop
erty, owned by F. P. Ernest of Den-
A new vaudeville theater is to be
built on Ninth street in Greeley at a
cost of $21,000.
A contract for the construction of
the new Odd Fellows' temple in Colo*
rado Springs has been let for the sum
of $29,200.
The Sisters of Mercy, In charge of
the Montcalm sanitarium, at Manitou
Springs, plan to erect an addition
shortly, which will cost about $60,000.
Prof. W. L. Carlyle, formerly dean
of agriculture at the Colorado Agri
cultural college, has accepted the po
sition of dean of agriculture and di
rector of the experiment station at the
Idaho Agricultural college.
After a trial before Judge Robert E.
Lewis in the Federal Court at Denver,
John H. Fluckey of Rifle was found
not guilty of sending obscene matter
through the mails, 'ihe Jury found a
speedy verdict of acquittal.
The trustees of the Myron Stratton
home for the poor at Colorado Springs
expect to have all the assets of the
Stratton estate in their possession by
January Ist, and will soon petition the
District Court for an order transferring
the assets, valued at about $5,000,000,
to the home corporation.
Asserting that certain of their rates
for hauling coal are “unjust, unreason
able and exorbitant," the recently in
corporated Consumers’ League of Col
orado has filed suits In the office of
the State Railroad commission against
the Colorado & Southern, the Atchi
son, Topeka & Santa Fe and the Den
ver 6 Rio Grande railroads.
Of $lO5 which was burned in an
oven where she placed it for hiding,
Mrs. Gendva Emery of Denver has re
covered $95 from the National Treas
ury Department. Secret Service
Agent Rowland K. Goddard sent the
remains of the burned bills to Wash
ington, where bills amounting to $95
were identified.
This is the busy season of the year
for the Salvation Army workers la all
towns where they are stationed, as
they have begun active preparations
for their big annual Christmas dinner.
This organization all over the country
makes it its business to see that no
needy family anywhere fails to have
a Christmas dinner.
One of the features of the forthcom
ing Colorado National Apple show to
be held at the Auditorium in Denver,
Jan. 10-15, will be the sixth annual
convention of the Western Fruit Job
bers’ Association, which will be held
in Denver, Jan. 5, 6 and 7. The asso
ciation has 225 members, and practi
cally all are expected to bo in attend
State Engineer Comstock has called
for bids for construction of the Den
ver-Golden boulevard, to be opened
December 18th. Approximately $25,-
000 will be spent In building a first
class macadam boulevard between
Denver and Golden. The last Legis
lature appropriated $5,000 and citizens
of Jefferson county have raised over
Two loads of hogs sold on the Den
ver market December 10th at $8.40.
this being the highest price ever paid
in Denver for hogs. The previous
record price was on September 28th
of this year, when $8.35 was paid.
Previous to this year the record stood
at sß.27which was paid by the old
11. & M. Packing Company in Feb
ruary, 1692, for one load.
At a recent meeting of the Colorado
Manufacturers’ Association in Denver
the following officers were elected:
President, Thomas E. Williams, vice
president of the Lindquist Cracker
Company; first vice-president. A. F.
Austin of the Austin Candy Compauy;
second vice-president, J. Yetter; treas
urer, A. F. Austin; secretary, S. M.
Tly far the largest and most expen
sive reservoir ever planned for north
ern Colorado is that proposed by John
T. Warren of Greeley, and others, to
make which a great dam will l>e
thrown across the Platte river at the
Narrows, about six miles below Wel
don, and 1,000,000 acres in Morgan,
Logan and Washington counties will
be provided with irrigation at a cost
of $11,000,000.
After three years of work, in which
several miners have taken their lives
in their hands, a shot fired at 5 o’clock
p. m. on the Bth inst.. In the breast of
the Burleigh tunnel, made an opening
which is draining the famous Seven-
Thirty shaft on the Dives-Pelican and
Seven-Thirty mining property in up
per Clear Creek, and virgin property
on the Seven-Thirty 300 feet deep and
more than a mile long above the tun
nel can now bo worked.
Colorado's fairest maidens will be
seen congregated for several days
when the state's national apple expo
sition opens at the auditorium on
January 3. There will be twenty
five of these young women candidates
for the honor of “queen of the apple
show," the voting contest for which
has developed great rivalry. The
queen will be crowned in the auditor
ium Friday night, and on the follow
ing night a brilliant society ball will
be tendered the queen and her court
at the Brown Palace hotel.
Col. J. A. Ownbey of Boulder, who
has charge of J. P. Morgan’s extensive
coal mining interests near Trinidad,
is negotiating for a herd of elk now
owned by a Fort Collins ranchman.
The elk, if secured, will be liberated
on the large game preserve of Mr.
Morgan, near the New Mexico line.
Arlbert R. Ellingwood of Colorado
college and Frederic D. Anderson of
the University of Colorado have pass
ed the preliminary examinations, and
are ready for the Anal decision by the
examiners for the Rhodes’ scholarship.
It is now stated that the proposed
Cheyenne Mountain Scenic railway at
Colorado Springs will be built next
year. The plan is to construct an
electric railway from Stratton Park
to the top of Cheyenne mountain, the
steep incltne to be overcome by a de
vice patented by Col. Lew Ginger.
Work has been commenced on the
construction of the Cage helicopter
flying machine at Denver. It is
planned to have the machine com
pleted early next spring. Great things
have teen predicted for U by many
And Therein One Bhould Find the
Contentment That Is Chief
Part of Life.
If a man doesn't love his work, he
had better get something else to do.
But the trouble Is that such people
will hardly love any kind of work.
The trouble is In them. They lack
intelligence. If they knew enough
to know good work, they would soon
learn to love It. The manual-train
ing scheme has this in view—to sur
round the job a man is doing with
such intelligence and taste as will
make it attractive to him.
"The man who is in love with his
job gets more contentment out of life
than any other,” says Brander Mat
thews; and he gets a great part of his
contentment in doing his work right.
No man can love his work who shirks.
No man can be contented who is dis
honest about bis work. This is shirk
ing or doing it negligently. So these
things always go together—honest
work, contentment and love of the job.
Eczema for a Year—Got No Relief
Even at Skin Hospital—ln Despair
Until Cutlcura Cured Him.
"I was troubled with a severe Itch
ing and dry, scrufy skin on my ankles,
feet, arms and scalp. Scratching made
It worse. Thousands of small red pim
ples formed and these caused Intense
Itching. I was advised to go to tha
hospital for diseases of the skin. I did
so, the chief surgeon saying: “I never
saw such a bad case of eczema." But I
got little or no relief. Then I tried many
so-called remedies, but I became so
bad that I almost gave up In despair.
After suffering agonies for twelve
months, I was relieved of the almost
unbearable itching after two or three
applications of Cutlcura Ointment. I
continued Its use, combined with Cutl
cura Soap and Pills, and I was com
pletely cured. Henry Searle, Little
Rock, Ark., Oct. 8 and 10, 1907.”
Potter Drag * Cheat. Corp„ Sol* Prop*, Boston.
“Waiter, when are you going to
bring us that roast chicken?’*
“Why, you’ve already eaten your
dinner, sir!”
“Then bring we the check!"
"But you've already paid, sir!”
Stated In Cold Figures.
It costs on an average about $250
to cure an Incipient consumptive or
to care for an advanced case of tuber
culosis until death. If he is left In des
titute circumstances without proper
attention he will surely infect with
bis disease at least tw*o other persons,
and possibly more. Considering that
the average life is worth to society
In dollars and cents about $1,500, the
net loss which would accrue to a com
munity by not treating its poor con
sumptives in proper institutions would
be. for each case, including those who
are unnecessarily infected, at the very
lowest figure, $4,250. On this basis. If
the poor consumptives in the United
States who are now sick were segre
gated from their families, and either
kept In institutions until they died, or
else cured of their disease, the sav
ing to the country would be the enor
mous sum of $1,275,000,000.
The Exception.
In a home where the mother is
romowhat aggressive and the father
good-natured and peace-loving. a
child’s estimate of home conditions
was tersely expressed the other day.
While dressing, the mother paused in
the act of putting on her shoes and '
said: “I certainly am easy on shoes.
I have worn these for four months. I
don’t know what you would do. John,
if I were not. I am easy on every
thing." The little girl looked up from
her dolls and remarked: "Except
His Retort.
Newzance—Do you know, young
man. that five out of six people who
sufTer from heart trouble have brought
It ujion themselves through the filthy
habit of smoking?
Karniley—Really! And possibly you
are aware that nine out of ten people
who suffer from black eyes can trace
the complaint to a habit of not mind
ing their own business.—Pearson's
Certain Habits Unconsciously Formed
and Hard, to Break.
An Ingenious philosopher estimates
that the amount or will power neces
suit to break a life-long habit would
It It could be transformed, lift a weieht
of many tons.
It sometimes requires a higher de
gree of heroism to break the chains of
a pernicious habit than to lead a for
lorn hope in a bloody battle. A lady
n rites from an Indiana town:
"From my earliest childhood I was a
over of coffee. Before t was out of my
j!“ s ', w “ • miserable dyspeptic, suf
ferlng terribly at times with my atom
"a! convinced that It was coffee
that was causing the trouble and yet
I could not deny myself a cup for
breakfast. At the age of 36 I was in
very poor health. Indeed. My s |„‘°
1 coffee J™ka'rd da ” Bt ' r ° f
eoffee Ut fL n ; r r e e r ak C t°a U s , , d a E :, T h e o„ U g P h d^l:‘" p *
me constantly ill. umn , f*" 1
do without Postum for breakfast and
care nothing for coffee. ’ ” a
“I am no longer troubled with
pepsia, do not have snclu » dys ‘
Denver.—The Republican Sunday
morning says: Unofficially, but au
thentically, it was learned definitely
yesterday that Denver will get the in
ternational aviation congress next
fall. The importance of this fact is so
great that it is difficult at first to
grasp it in its full significance, but to
sum it up briefly, it means that prac
tically every civilized country on '.be
globe will send representatives here to
compete in the aerial contests which
form the occasion of the meet; it
means that all the advanced nations
will send army engineers and both
army and navy officers to observe the
several flights in order that they may
determine upon the most practical
aerial craft for use in warfare; it
means that the pioneers in navigating
the air, men with such world-famous
names as Wilbur and Orville Wright,
Glenn H. Curtiss, Louis Bleriot, San
tos Dumont, Hubert Latham, Henry
Farman, M. Delagrange, M. Fournier
and others will come here to compete
for the prizes offered; it means that
fifteen or twenty huge balloons will
start from Denver and float for sev
eral hundred miles in an effort to I*eat
the world's record, and finally it
means that a crowd of wealthy enthu
siasts and other visitors conserva
tively estimated at 100,000 persons will
come her to attend the congress and
sse the sights of the state.
Another Accident to Bleriot.
Constantinople, Dec. 12.—M. Bleriot,
the French aeroplanist whose flight
across the English Channel wns one
of the most remarkable achievements
of the year and who has had more
narrow escapes from death than any
other aviator, met with another seri
ous accident here Sunday. He was
giving an exhibition in the presence
of an immense crowd when his aero
plane collided with a house. The force
of the impact turned the machine
completely over and Bleriot fell to
the ground. He was injured on the
left side, and, it is feared, internally
Christmas Tree All Right.
Washington. Docs the Yuletide
with its demand for Christmas trees
prove a menace to the American for
ests? This question is asked of the
United States forestry service by
those interested in the conservation ol
the national resources. The subject
has received the consideration of the
forestry bureau and the reply has
been sent out that there need
be no danger of destruction il
the cutting of the young ever
greens for Christmas is done with
discrimination. In young pine for
ests. it is stated, a careful thinning
out process can do no harm.
Asquith Promises Home Rule.
I,ondon.—At a monster meeting
marked by great enthusiasm in Albert
Hall, Herbert Henry Asquith, the Brit
ish prime minister, laid down the pol
icy on which the Liberal government
is appealing to the country. He re
peated what had been said by other
ministers—that If It were returned to
Power the government would demand
the limitation of the power of the
House of Lords—and then went a step
further and pledged that the Liberal
party would grant self-government to
Big Steamer Founders.
Buffalo, N. Y.—ln the wintry gnle
f hat has swept Lake Erie for twenty
four hours, the big freighter, W. C.
kiebardson, of Cleveland, bound from
Duluth to Buffalo with a cargo of flax
seed. foundered early Thursday when
she was within half a mile of the har
bor entrance. Five of the crew per
ished. The rest, numbering fourteen,
were rescued by the crew of the pro
peller William A. Paine.
Mrs. Read Sentenced.
Denver.—The minimum sentence of
not less than one year or more than
eighteen months was given to Mrs.
Allen F. Read, convicted of threaten
ing to kill Mrs. Phipps with dynamite
In order to extort money, by Judge
Sheafor at the West Side Court Satur
day afternoon.
Battle Is Imminent.
| Washington.—Sen. Senor Castriilo,
the representative of the Nicaraguan
insurrectionists in this city, Sunday
received a cablegram from General
Estrada, head of the Revolutionary
movement, which declares that th* 1
i revolutionists are strongly intrenched
at Rama and that the forces of Pres.'-
dent Zelaya are two days' march from
the city. The cablegram asserts that
a revolutionary victory is certain, but
that •following It the revolutionists
will take no definite steps without ap
proval of the American State Depart
Crew Frozen to Death.
Erie, Pa.—With her flag at hah
mast, the state fisheries boat,
Commodore Perry, Captain Gerry
Driscoll, commanding, brought to this
port late Sunday the dead and frozen
bodies of nine of the crew of the Bes
semer and Marquette Ferry No. 2
which left Conneaut, 0.. Tuesday
morning carrying thirty-two men. The
ferry has probably foundered in the
middle of Lake Erie. The bodies were
found floating In a tiny ten-man yawl
fifteen miles off this port.

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