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W. T. MeJtKIL. Lnmttmmd JMitor avmrncMirrtoM Jt^ru PvklUM cerj rrldi; and Mai w ?oy id lr?H-yMI*(? paid ? it the lollo?iD| rate* pijrtMli advance: Om Tear H no 31* Months W SO The Daily Independent SCB8CR1 PTIOK RATU Ooe Year ??U0 Six Months |& 00 fot any period under alx months. TO cents per mouth. Payable In advance Delivered hy carrier la Elko at T? cents per month or *5 seals per week. Issued every afternoon, S'ib days exoepted. Kitered at the El so postomce for transmission throach (be mails as second-class muter. (From Friday a Daily.) SENATOR BELL HAS DOPE ON SCHEME Lands Regularly on the Hum boldters. Senator Bell, of Humboldt, is with out any question the most popular man in that section of the country. Much of this no doubt comes fro in hi* magnetic ways and general affability, but the real source of it natarally comes from his efforts to remove the Capitol to Winnemucca. During a campaign when he is intro duced to an audience the people rise op, stand on their chairs and cheer and swing their hata for several minutes. The chairman of the meeting don't have to mention his name or say a word. He is known even to the chil dren of the county as the man who will some day come home with the Capitol building, and babies and streets are being named after him every year. Of course, if the question should ever be settled Bell would be out of a ]>oliti cal job. He keeps the idea dangling before the noses of the Humboldt j>eople and tbey feel so cock sure of it that they will elect Bell to the Senate for tne next forty years. Each time he merely states to his admiring constituency that he is going "down to Carson to educate the people a little more" on the question and he goes no further. Pandimonium breaks loose aud the shingles on the roof tly sidewise with the cheering. If the Capitol question were ever settled definitely, it would be a sad day for Mr. Bell. As it is, his face wears that happy and contented smile that we all know here and like so well, and it might be a good idea to keep the smile there. No one tnkes the question seriously outside of Winnemucca and some of the outlying portions of Carson City, and 00 the game may as well go on. 1 1 pleases Bell and keeps him coming here and the Appeal knows of no one in Win nemucca that it would rather meet than Bell. ? Carson Appeal. If thos? fellows down at Carson don t be good, our own and only Senator Coryell is liable to get busy on behalf of Elko. Why not? Elko is much nearer the center of the state than Carson City? and it is not a dead one, either. NEVADA STILL SAFE Rochester hait haul its first shooting scrape and we may now look for the camp to forge ahead. The history of the west tends to show that no inininK camp was ever worth a cent nntil they had a graveyard started on the side hill; a lynching or two and a mining strike wherein some fatuous mining man la shown the trail down the can yon. These ars the things to be looked for and invited and tend to show the permanency of the district. Nevada at the present time has a moral wave spreading over it which ?will have to be borne with for n nhort time and then the state will com mence again on the road to advance ment. It is even hinted that an at tempt will l>o made to do away with capital punishment in the state by tho present legislature and that raicgmg 'it public halls will bo placed under the ban. It will be a misdemeanor for hotels to serve codfish, onions and lim burger cheese on tho same Friday and all newspapermen are to be given u strist examination by the Uir associa tion of the state before they will tie allowed to publish papers In the state. Nevada will recovor from all this but it will t*ke time, nnd it comes as a ray of sunshine through the darkness to know that red blood is flowing in tho mining camps and thestato may yet he saved ? Carson News. A rock thrown hundred* of fool into the air by a hliwt at the Utah Copper company * mine cunt the life, Hunduy afternoon, of Lotlia Hernandez. a Mexi can laborer, who wan shoveling <*? ??l from a railroad car hundred* of foot away, wan the victim, tho falling r<xlt crushing hi* *kull IMath w?h in*tan taneous. Hernandez cnmo to from Nevada alxmt a week ago. Ho vm 23 year* of ago. HI* father renldett at Puoblo, Colorado. ? Rxpo*itor. Nye county now l>oa*t* of the larg est marble quarry In tho w oat, in ad dition to containing tho large*! nilvor producing camp in thn world. Nothing ia being Mild about thin county leading thantnta in the matter of qnicknllver production during tho laat year nor of tha Increased gold output. Vorilv, Nyo U yet to witnoan the height of it* faint* an 'I prosperity.? Bonanza. (From Saturday'^ Daily.) THE GIRLS OF RAVENNA, NEB. The Ravenna News, which is in the State of Nebraska, prints a letter which un^er its flan* ar.d pertnes? contains a pathetic note that should appeal to any man, par ticularly thus* in the state of batchelorhood. Here is the letter in full: Mr. Editor: The girls dared me to write this and I dare you to prim it. I've beard that paper? don't print annonymous letters. but when you read this you'll see why I simply could not sign my own name witn out losing my goat. But for the sake of every marriageable girl in Ravenr.a 1 think you should print my letter. 1 sure have a kick com ing and so have a lot of o htr girls who would make A-l, 1913 model wives. Now 1 hate to be hlunt but a lot of these Ravenna boys sure need a jolt. There are a hundred ormoie marriageable girls in this live burg, and duwn in their hearts everyone of them will admit ? if she's honest ? that there is a mob of able-bodied young men who are side stepping this marrying business. 1 can name over 50 strewn all the way from Tod Town to Bloody Run who ought to marry. Every mother's son of them has one or more "Janes" on his staff. Sunday he works her old folks for a chicken dinner, wears cut the parlor sofa on stormy nights and peddles his little line of pet gush, but when a good show oozes into town ? Oh you vanishing kid! He stags it or "has to work tonight." Some lumpy work, nicht wahr? I am pretty well provided msyelf, and the gink that can pry me loose and coax me to tackle this "two lives-in-one business has got to go some. Nix on the Roosevelt full baby-buggy cry for mine unless ? well you never can tell. 1 have got no gob of gloom to work on but looking at it from a patriotic view point 1 really think there ought to be more mating a:iu>ng the young people of Ravenna ar.d vicinity. It's a fine country bjt it needs people. Now 1 have had the same strong rm around me till my hack aches and I have heard the same wornout Saturday night hints about what a lonely life a single man leads till I know them by heart ?words and music. Rut can always count on a quick get-away when the ice gets too thin. Nothing stirring in the personal business. Oh, they are a cautious crowd these Ravenna lads! A girl I know treed one indiscreet biped in pants who fudged over the dead line and actually talked marriage. Next day he was back with a tale of woe about high cost of living, the drugery that threatens a poor man's wife, etc. One night that same week we saw him joy riding with some ladies he probably wouldn't speak to in day light. But there is a lot of raw material in Ravenna and vicinity that would make good husbands and it is time a marrying epidemic struck this town good arid hard. I can hear the high brows and prims gas already at this vulgar impertinence, but 1 ain serious. I hate to sling slant; along this way but I want the element I am talk ing to "get me." Look at the wedding records. Pretty slim, eh? And at that all the brides are im ported from back east, parcel post paid by the groom. On the job, boys. The girls will meet you half way. Here's to the Lotos life- -in Ravenia! Send your photograph to The In dependent girls and we will find you a running mate in short order or better still, come out to this live town and we'll introduce you to some "live ones" and then you can take your choice. Klko county is full, to overflow ing, with marriageable young men of good habits, pleasing appearance and good look* who are only wait ing for the right, girl to come a long. fJirls who will make home life congenial and make good wives and may otf ers are always in de mand in Elko. There are many of that kind here already but the d* mand exceeds the supply and they are snapped up as fast as they say "Yes" to the all Important question. (From Mon<lnv'? Daily.) ' PACIFIC COAST IMMIGRATION CONGRESS Realizing the im|>ortnnce of the itn migration to the Pacific coast, the Pa cific ComMt Immigration CoogrM has been called to meet in San Francisco April 14th and 15th. 1913. with plat form broad enough to include all per anis and organization* interested In th? subject on the ouast. The gather ing in not held to discus* the wiadom of immigration laws nor to debute the iodustrial significance of Immigration bat rather to emphasize the humani tarian phases of the subject ? the seri ous problem of caring (or immigrants after they reach these shores; how to qualify them quickest and most effectively to meet the problems that will confront them. The addresses and discussion* of the Congress will be confined to the ques tion of reception, protection, educa tion. distribution and location of im migrants as set forth in the "Purposes of the Congress." The Congress will meet in the Audi torium of the Youug Men's Christian Association Building There will be morning, afternoon nnd evening ses sions on both dates, closing with alian quet at one of the principal hotels. Governor Hiram W. Johnson of Cali fornia has expressed his deep interest in the movement and will have a part on the program of the Congress. lie will also attend and lie one of the speakers at the banqaet. The follow ing prominent State officials have been invited to attend the Congress and ban quet: Governors Tasker L. Oddie of Nevada, George P. Hunt of Arizona. Oswald West of Oregon, Ernest Lister of Washington, John M. Haines of Idaho and T. W. Patterson of British Columbia. Some of the prominent men who will address the Congress are: Dr. Edwin A. Steiner, Lecturer and Author, Chair Political Science, Grinnell College. Iowa, who has made intensive study of immigration both in Europe and America; Hon. Roliert Watchorn, L<>? Angeles, Chairman California Immigra tion Commission and former Commis sioner at Ellis Island, New York; Rt. Rev. Edward J. Hanna, Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco; I)r. Martin A. Meyer, Rabbi Temple Emanuel. San Francisco; Mr. Ch*i?. I<. Towson, Inter national Secretary of the Young Men's Christiau Association. New York City; Dr. Dana W. Bartlett. Los Angeles. California Immigration Commission; Bishop Edwin H. Hughes, Resident Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. San Francisco; Simon J. Lubin. Sacramento, Vice-President California Immigration Commission, and Robert Newton Lynch, Vice-President and Manager California Development Board, San Francisco, and Secretary Califor nia Immigration Commission. Three committees representing the entire Pacific coast have been ap pointed and will submit reports the afternoon of the second day. when the entire sessioi will be open to discus sion of same. The Congress is ojien to all nnd we invite organizations to send delegates to take part in the proceedings of the same. I am, in Itehalf of Officers and Com mittee, C. W. BLAN PIED, Secretary. (From Tuenda.v's Ditily.) $25,000 IS APPROPRIATED TO BUILD NATIONAL HIGH WAY ACROSS NEVADA It Mean* Much for the State. Wells, Elko, Carlin, Battle Mountain, Wlnnemucca, Lovelock, Ha z*n and Rtno Get the Biggest Plum F. S. Gedney, attorney of Elko, was in Reno yesterday and went to Carson City to work (or the passage of the sub stitute for bill No. 67, whith was intro in the assembly Saturday by Assemblyman Fitzgerald of Elko. Mr. Gedney figures that if the Nevada trans-state road is put into shape before t9tS, IS, 000 automobiles will pass through Reno and other towns along the route on the way to the Panama-I'acific exposition in San Francisco. This would make a total of 60,000 persons passing through, meaning a total income for the season of >too,ooo or better. Mr. Gedney says if the good roads measure is passed that Humboldt and Elko counties will each add >5,000 for the pur pose of putting the road into good shape Teat of Road Bill It is proposed to spend nearly >4,000 of an appropriation of >25,000 on the roads of Washoe county. The bill in full fol lows: Section t. There is hereby established a public highway through the state of Ne vada which shall have for iti eastern ter minus a point at or near Tecoma. Elko county, running thence west to Cobre. Wells, Elko, Carlin, Battle Mountain, Win nemucca, Lovelock, Karen, Reno, Carson City and thence to Lake Tahoe. Sec. 2. The county surveyor of Elko county shall locate and survey the public highway from its eastern terminus to Battle Mountain and shall be paid for such service by the county of Klko. The county surveyor of Humboldt county shall loeate and survey the public highway from Battle Mountain to Ha/en and prepare and furnish whatever plans and specifications may be necessary and shall receive hia pay for such service from the county of Humboldt. The county surveyor of Wa shoe county shall locate and survey the public highway from Ha/en to Reno and Franktown and prepare and furnish what ever plans and specifications may be neces sary and shall receive his pay for such service from the county of Washoe. The county surveyor of Ormsby county shall locate and survey the public highway from Franktown to Lake Tahoe and prepare and furnish whatever plans and specifica tions may be necessary and shall receive his pay for such service f:\>m the county at Ormsby. The county surveyors herein , mentioned shail work at all times under the direction and supervision of the county commissioners of the respective counties and shall select as far as possible for the route of said public highway the county roads of their respective counties. $25,000 for Construction Sec. 3. There is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $2S,i>00 for the construction work of the highway herein provided for. Sec. 4. The sum of $6,000 of the amount herein appropriated shall be expended up on the part of the road between Tecoma. in Elko county, and Battle Mountain, in Lander county, and shall be paid out upon vouchers signed by the county commis sioners of Elko county. The sum of $t0,000 of the amount here in appropriated shall be expended upon that part of the road between Battle Moun tain. in Lander county, and Hazen. in Churchill county, and shall be paid out upon vouchers signed by the county com missioners of Humboldt county. The sum of $4,o0o of the amount herein appropriated shall be expended upon thit part of the road between Hazen, in Churchill county, and Franktown, in Wa shoe county, and shall be paid out upon vouchers signed by the county commis sioners of Washoe county. The sum of 5S.OOO of the amount herein appropriated shall be expended upon that part of the highway between Franktown, in Washoe county, and Lake Tahoe. and shall be paid out upon vouchers signed by the county commissioners of Ormsby county. Powers of Supervision Sec. 5. The county commissioners of Elko county shall hive full power and supervision over the location and con struction of said road from Tecoma to Battle Mountain. The county commissioners o! Huini-oldt county shall have full power and super vision over the location and construction of said road front Battle Mountain to Hazen. The county commissioners of Washoe county shall have lull power atid super vision over the location ind construction of siid roid from Franktown to Like Tahoe Sec. ?. All new road constructed under the probisionsof this act shall he done by contracts let to the lowest responsible bid der, after public notice of at least ten days shall be given describing the work to be done and the time and place that bids will be received. 5>ec. 7. At each and every cross road and branch road a si?jn board shall be erected upon which shall be painted the words "Auto Woad" and the number of miles to the principal city or town each way from the sign board. Today is Democracy's hour of tri umph. Wood row WilHOii has the dis tinguished honor of heing tin* second democrat who him been chosen presi dent of the United States. It is a red letter day for militant democracy. The party has been united under the hanner of Wilson and Marshall atul with a large majority in Congress, the |>eople look forward will confidence, to the restoration of rights under the consti tution. It is to lie hoped that the incoming administration will deal firmly and wisely with the Mexican situation. It is a critical period in the history of this nation and statesmanship rather than politics should, and we helieve will he, the ruling spirit in control at Washing ton. (From WedlK'Hiluy 'h Daily CARLIN IN THE MINING GAME WITH BOTH FEET Promises to be the Sensation of th? Whole State The Largest Body of EKtremely High Grade Gold Ore Ever Found in Nevada. Ooldville, in tho Lynn mining ?li? trict, 22 miles north of Carlin, has the finest prospects of any mining camp in the Mate at a simitar stage of develop ment, in tho opinion of Attorney M. B. Moore of Keno, who returned from a trip of inspection yesterday. Just now there is tremendous excite* tnont in Carlin over a groat strike of ore on tho 100 foot level of the Free & Wire Gold Mining & Milling company. Locatorn of claims were working by lantern light at night following the announcement of the strike Saturday. Twenty-nine feel of what is termed ledge matter had l>eon penetrated when Mr. Moore went down to the cross cut on the 11)0 foot level Hnnday. Of this, eight feet looked to !>e exceptionally good ore to Mr. Moore Although ho saw no assays, some of the material was panned and his judgment was that it would run several hundred dol lars to the ton. A scries of 20 or HO assays made hy It. II. Officer & Company of Halt Lake City, shows values running close to ?2< (00 a ton. Thoy were brought to Iteno liy J. II. Jones. Mr. Jones is well known as u mining man in Colorado. Me is interested in the Muster It group and in placer holdings near the HigHix, or Free & Wire (lolil properly. He has continued on to Han Francisco. Interested Many Year*. Mr. Moore has had ait interest in the Lynn district for several years. Iieing one of the first locators in tin camp on a grnlt stake entered into with Dun T. Demp*ey. Not much development work has Ix-eii done on the property in which lie is Interested, although placer mining for a couple of months each spring as long as the water held out netted as much ns HA j?er day per man. A shaft of Ho feet has lieen sunk near the end lino of the clnim and the ledge has beeu opened up in places through the property. Mr. Moore is au old I friend of A. W. Artlmr. manager of i the Free A: Wire Gold prui*Tll?. "The district i? the uu*?t promising I have ever seen," said Mr. Moore today. "In addition to the great showing on the Free A- Wire Gold, there are prom ising adjoining districts at Swale mountain. Lone mountain and the Richmond district. Senator W. A. Massey is also inter ested in the Lynn distiict He and as sociates owning property in what is known as the silver-lead belt have nearly completed a ruad to the prop erty and have S00 tons of ore ready for shipment. They are said to have an exceptional showing. Their property is known as the '"Silver Top." Travel into the district has suddenly become very great. It is handled by W.C.Owens of Carlin with two auto cars. A third car has been ordered. George Arthur with a string of horses and a Cnrlin livery also transport pas sengers and freight. Mr. Jones advises any who go in at this time to take their own outfits, as there are no sleeping accommodations and the lioarding house owned by a man named Henderson is limit?-d in capacity. Extent of Ore Vein. On the Free & Wire Gold property the ore is principally isoft material, a ?juartz heavily impregnated with oxid ized iron and is referred to its red ore. In one |>ortion some sulphides show and are referred to a- white ore. Iron, "Mat're de Orux," is present in larjie quantities. Superintendent Arthur is sinking and cross-cutting at the same time. At the 50-foot level a cross cut of 22 feet was run before the ledge was struck. At that level there was 3 feet 4 inches of ore, with an average value of $4* 03. Folkiwni^ are the results of a jrr.iup of assays: Hanging wall, ' 7 inches of ore. $liy.? '<0; foot wall, $23.00; from central portion of vein. $?>?;. so. At the 100-foot level the cross-cut ran 72 feet before striking the vein. The assays at this level show: Hard quartz, $11. -0; general vein (not an average), $17*4. ?i0; hard ore. $~>U8; oxidized ore. red, $1*1.1" white porphyry, ?176 20. Other samples show: Picked surface sample, $12. -"???? ?. south end top. Number 2. $1.20; Number 3, $440.80; Number 4. $1017. Do. Nutnlter ?'>. $1403.60; dump sample top. #13.00; south end vein top, $3.20. Top and underground, Nu. niter 1. $1.95; two, $-4.40, three. 511.00; four, $19.40; fiv ifsnO. sis, J32; He veil, Jl*7o eight. $7.20: nine, 5:S't. ten. $2.00; eleven. $1 I S1*. One, #7 20; two. 57.fi' : three. #2U.2.Y One. $189.10; two, JtJ-VOO. three, ?2">.ao. i RAILROAD OFFICIALS VISIT ROCHESTER T. M. Rowland, 8n|?erintendent, and .) . M. Fulton. assistant freight ami passenger agent of the Southern Pacific, accompanied by Jim. F. Nenzel ami A. A. Codd. were in Rochester Monday. They announced that plans had been prepared and arrangements made for erection of a ntandard depot at Oreana. of the size of that at Lovelock. The appropriation has lieen made hy tlx' railroad company and work on the new structure will lie begun soon. While there the railroad ufllcials als< made ft careful ins|M;ction of the south east corner of section IT. township '.!* range :U east, which Is railroa<l land. By Herculean efforts 1' H Senator NewlatKls and I'itt man have saveil t )>? mint at Carson for another year, at least. (From Thursday's Daily ) WHO OWNS THE BIRDS? The farmer is sure that h<- owns the birds that fly over his land, The county and the state nmVo all kinds of laws about birds that fl> o^er their land. The United States, however i( waking up to its rights? somewhat late. The Nation of January 23, 1913, contains the following state ment : A hill was reported last week by Senator McLean, of Connecticut, providing that the Federal govern ment shall undertake the protection of migratory birds. It calls upon the Department of Agriculture, which has in its records a great mass of precise information on the subject, to draft regulations, after wards to he enacted into law. This is no mere response to sentiment. It is not intended to catch the "bird-lovers" vote. The project is based on economic con siderations and its active support ers include such men of science as William T. Hornaday, dlenry Fair Held Oshorn, Theodore S. Palmer, of the United States Biological Survey, and Kdward H. Forbufh, ornithologist of the Massachusetts State Hoard of Agriculture, The Year Hook of the Depart ment of Agriculture is authority for the statement that, in a ?ingle year (H>04), the damage done to crops by insect pests amounted to $420,000,000. From the same source we learn that the annual loss to apple SWITZERLAND IS AFTER PROMINENT CHICAGO BROKER Chicago Feb. 21.? Hans Bauder, president of the International Realty Assoeiation, and head of the sav in^ hanks in Basle and Zurich, Switzerland was ar rested here today bv officers on complaint of the Swiss , rjvernnie.it. It was charged that Bander swindled citi 2 of Switzerland out of nearly $500,000 by fraudulent bank and mining schemes. He was held without bail i, ending extradition proceedings. As president of the Austin Manhattan Consolidated Minim- companv, a Nevada concern. Bander is alleged io have returned to Switzerland, his native country, two ve-irs ago and sold several hundred dollars' worth of stock. Investigators employed by the Swiss government charge that the stock is worthless. While negotiating the stock salt s Bander is said to have opened the banks in the Swiss cities. It is charged that $100,000 of deposits in the institutions are missing. Bander said he was not guilty when arraigned before the United States commissioner here. The above news item from Chicago is in error in stat ing that Hans Hauiler was or is president of the Austin Manhattan Consolidated Mining company. According to the first prospectus of the company, Mr Bander was a member of the directorate. Our recollection is that in the early days of financing the company, Mr. Bauder's efforts were devoted to the sale of stock in Switzerland, his native home. His methods, as subsequently disclosed, was to purchase large blocks of Austin Manhattan stocks land then sill the same to Europeans at about four times the cost, he. himself, making the rake-off. His business seems to have been that of a broker and speculator in stocks upon an extensive scale. He evidently did to Man hattan what Barney Baruch of New York was said to have done t?> (ioldlicld Consolidated during the panic. Another interesting story that appeals in the papers about Bander was that of his return to America, making the trip on the same vessel that brought Roosevelt home from Africa. Coining over, he so impressed the Colonel with financial affairs in Europe, that he was .asked to be a guest at Oyster Bay, so that his views might be obtained in more extensive form. But the immigration authorities so the newspapers said, detained Bander at Ellis Island on a very grave charge. Anyhow, he never had the pleasure of entertainment at Ovster B;iv and Roosevelt still has a vacancy in his store of knowledge of financial and commercial affairs of Europe. I growers from the ravages of the curculio pests amount to $12,000, 000, to : .iy nothing ?>f $8, 250,000 expended each year for spraying 1 trees; that the chinch bug damages the wheat crop to the extent of $20,000,000 ?? year, and that the value of the cotton crop is decreas ed annually by the same nmount through the work of the cotton tioll weevil, while the gypsy moth , a?d other insect destroy or serious Iv damage every year trees valued at 5100,000.000. ' These figures have increased sig nificance when we remember that the insectivorous birds (most of I which are migratory) are most efficient aids in keeping down in * sect pests. Mr. For bush saw a pair o' gros-j beaks taking insect larvae to the ir young at the rate of 150 times in eleven hours, nnd estimated that a single yellow-throated warbler would devour 10,000 tree lice in a dny. Similar ohser\atinp establishes r the fact that several kinds of de structive caterpillars form part of the regular diet of more than fifty , species of birds, and that plant lice are presistently destroyed by thirty-eight species. Hut the experts declare t lint the number of these birds is steadily decreasing and that this is due primarily nut to their natural enemirs, but to man. The most persistent and inclusive slaughter is carried on constantly in the Southern Sta?e*, where many species of our most valuable insec tivorous birds pass the winter months. Several of these States not only do nothing to prevent this slaughter but. actually legalize it by laws which class certain insec tivorous birds as game." ' K?t example, the robin is classed a* game in North Carolina, South Carolina, l.oulsiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. The bobolink is slain in e\en greater numbers, and cloves are legalized "game" jn twenty six States Mark Twain snid, "It is better to he a live June hug than a dead Hird of Paradise." Ten thousand hug* live to hu/7. a requiem over every dead hird. LIFE FOR A MARRIED MAN ONE HOOK AFTER ANOTHER .Taino* MontK'Oiwr.v I'lag*. tho fa?n <>u* wit ind iirtmt. eonttltatM la worti i unci pictures an amusing piece to the March American Magazine, an extract from which follows: "Lift? for a married man nowadays is just one damned hook after another. You pause in the midst of your second shave in twelve hours, with the lather tl.ut will not dry on the face doing so, to wrestle with Polly's liooks and even. "You cuss l.ady Duff < Jordon for the devilish tin|>s ami cross hitching* and over and under lairs that you only i>egiii to master as the gown it almut to 1m: discarihsl When you cannot find a part tier for a certain young hook y<u surreptitiously hitch him onto u hunk of lace or a row of insane gln*? iH-ads, without n hnlt 111 the rhythm lent Polly SUS|>ect! ' 'A si when a hook hangs hack aid refuses t<? meet a willing eye across the two inch chasm yon grunt and mutter, Mlee, you must Is1 getting larger!' or, 'Why the deuce don't you pull thoso strings tighter so this dress will meet?* By the way, why is it that in moment* of emotional stress men will forget that they are 'gowns' or 'frocks' and not 'dresses'.1' "Theee ini|?olite remarks of yours naturally rile Polly, so she says, 'I?et it go I'll ring for .Sandra she under stands!' "This, as was intended stimulates you with renewed determination And yoti reply, 'Of course Sandra's mental ity is much sii|>erior to mine hlu, I?lu, bin, etc , etc ' If you lookisl over Pol Iv'm shoulder into the mirror you would see her winking wickedly nt herself. "Just as you have nearly stretched that little gauzy triangular patch across the V Wtwis-n the shoulder hladcs Polly, of course, raises her arm and liegius ruhhing off the excess pow der around her pretty none. You lose the combination. " 'If you ex|**ct me to hook this dam thing while you are isudornduncaning all over the room yon are tailoring under a delusion!' You get this off with the tiMnul restraint and anxiety Tor understatement of the regular litis band, "Discreet silence. The work is at nst completed You smile with pity when you think of all that talk at "tit he Panama Canal Is-ing such a *tu wtidous feat of engineering. " WHY ADVENTURE KNOCKS SO RARELY Dnvld Oray*on, writing n iip* " A?1 vcnturo in Content mont" in the Marrh American Magazine. *av*: "It I.* (Ni'uiwt we urn not humble enough In the prewoncn of the divine daily fact that adventure knock* w> rarely at our door, A thousand time* I have IkwI to learn t IiIh truth (tvhnt lw*?on *o hard ti? learn n* the lewton of humanity!), utid I *ti|i|?i*o I fthall have to learn it a thoumind time* more. Thl* very day, *t raining my eye* to nee the dintant wonder* of the mountain*. I nearly mimed a miracle l?y I he rami ride."