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THE CALUMET NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1914. She Afalumrt Xnus rYund d 1 ss 1. Published by the MINING GAZETTE COMPANY. DAILY KXCKIT SI'.NPAY. Al W YOUNG, hU,'r- VY M I. VOX, lUis;ncts Man.mer Entered .it the fotH Office CalaggO MU hmun. a Secnd 'las Mail Hatter TSUEFHONES; Ilunlnesa office Editorial Ko ms . Ml 4 TfcliMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: Hy Mail or Carrier. rVr year, .n itfwMI $." eO Per year, net 111 adv a nee Ml Per month (0 Blnnle i5 Complaints of irrigu.anty in deliv ery will receive pgagaat Mi th. rough im est ufa turn. Any delay in delivery of The Newt should be reported to this offics for correction. Ordmanly every subscriber on a earner route should have his pa per before 6 P. M. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 12. 1914. CANAL WILL OPEN FOUR MONTHS AHEAD OF TIME. HON tli. in four month ahead of th date set tu n the !oard of coiisullin- engineer in 1904 estimated that it would take until January 191k, to cum- piete the Panama canal along the lines then under way, the Hatted State government Bad itself ready tu begin bustaaoa aost Saturday in selHag Uoh Is ot passage to ships ot all nations through the new gateway. it is jual teg years stnes the gov ernment advertised its purpose to con nect the or to no. it is Marly lot yean since a Spanish engineer Bret mi-- sl ed such a project. I-Vr a time the epoch which th.s triumph of engineering marks win paw unnoticed so fur a I'plcbf alhHH go, for it is not until next Sttfiag that the greet demonstration will bo made, hut from BOXl Saturday on. the Panama canal will dean acCOBtpHohod fact, and the world's commerce will gradually accustom itself to this new grove. What it will mean to the world at large, and to particular nation, and apex tatty to the Uaitad state, is a QOOOtlog around which a nrc.it deal of controversy has wagod, now to he an swered oy the Canal itself. After the paOMUM Of a goveraaacal steamer next Saturday, probably the Cristobal, any ship up tfl 1". tons. register applying for admission to the Pacific from the Atlantic, or ice ver sa, may he conducted through the BO miles waterway upon payment of Sl.J'i for every ton (net) of cargo, e'lew and passenger will not be taxed. At this nominal expense some two month ailing time, on a l".""u miles voyage around the South America con tinent may . -d. or the expanse of transhipment by railroad done awav with, if desired. The canal has root the United States nearly 1440,000,000. That is approxi mattly what De Lesseps, the French engineer, figured it would cost when he undertook the Job in 1KM. hut h spent that and more, in making only a s.itht impression, and ended la utter : 1 tra and tinam tal dtagraco. A ear from this time It is figured the government will have to show re ceipts of some $15,000.0110 to pay the operating cost of the canal, which will le about 14.' e irl . . and the in- t rest on its hui:. Im utment Whether It will he aide to go so this year or for many years is a moot nnestlon, Traffic experts have estimated that 10,000,940, tons of freight srtl bo car ried through the 1 a 1 1 a I e cry year for the first fe, eais. and that later it wffl bo nearly doubiod This, rouahly, has aoea the experletr e at the Huez canal. Last year BOariy 1,090 ships passed through the Suez, with a net tonnaiie of over Ji.i.n(").yja. The growth in tonnage in It years had Keen more than Tu per . tat, .- Ono of the moat intensely exciting and thrilliii. n Idents of the great war. is to come a Jluht in the air with 9 large fon e on ai h side It is sure to come, arid probabt) many times. Bx-Pn oldeni T u?i .s optlmlettc, He bel.eves that the -,wir W ,1! be Worth while, if jt a to i,o tiif i. .-t. it won't be the last v.iiU- Ifoslco is populated Mr. Briatow was beatOH for the .- !: atorehip in Kansas and may now be expected to join the Progressive party. The Darkest Hour Precedes The Dawn Though war Has not yet reached our own doorsteps, we cannot help but feel the gloom which prevades the world. Let us do Our part toward thinking good thoughts and hoping for the best and knowing that this dark hour will precede a brighter dawn. Let us be ready to meet every enemy by protecting ourselves, even that crnlly old person Winter, who is bound to corns along pretty often. Let's get ahead of him this time by hav ing our fuel in early and then when the stormy days come, we can sit snugly in our armchair and turn a deaf ear to his howl ings. The M. Yan Orden COMPANY Houghton Laurium. HOW THE NEWS OF THE WAR IS DELAYED. Advices i. hi Vssocialc-d i'res from bgndoa stats that an increasingly tin- id censorship 1 being imposed on all matter fnin Hrusscls. This increases thi delay OB such dispatches a allowed to come thiough. The French CaMu rempany. which, except Ihooo with lerinmais in the ltntish isles, is the only direct line to Europe now in operation, ha given notice that the congestion on its lines is such that all ggOOaage are subjee t to a minimum dela.v of lei iv -eight hours, in an effort to avoid tins delay direct dispatches ot v iti 1 l 1 a ss 1 1 om l aris arc i routed through London, but the delay is also very great. Hlspatches which left l'aris early yesteiday are beiaj received with a delay of from ftftson to seventeen more hours, and . .1 Paris dispatches have suffered even greater delay in transmission. Ihen .'s'.utely no iiircc t com munication with Gar many yr Austria b ally rOUUtig. A few . Bsc red dis patches .ie coining thiough via Lou a I. a:.d these ale I c c usored for transmission out of Kngluinl. The- An- . .. Press has been making every . :: tu communicate with Qerouuig through the wireless cimpanics oper atOd tfOgi New York. OO Sunday message waa sent to the He rlin hureau of the Associated 1'tess. and the wire loot coospaa) mid thai it had boon n calved In Qoinsany. out since then only fragmeatnn signals have been ex rhtngOd over that system. lnabil.ty to se. life w ireless conimu aicatloa ortth Qoffnaaaj ataoo the cut tniK of the direct Qarasan cable at the OUtbtonfe of the- war, and the increas- niK rigor of the London censorship, still further oboe moo what ha actual ly transpired within the military zone -M- Among the stones coming from Par is is one reported to have reached that capital irect!) from Berlin to the ef feet that the Crown Pi nice started German) on the road to war, while the If a leer was taking a vacation off the i , .ast ot Norway. When he returned lo Berlin, the account proceeds, the Kaiser found himself powerless to un lo what had been effected without ompromislnu the empire. The Kaiser s s.ud to have flown into a terrible age, and to have struck his son in the fate. All of Which may be believed by tli.se who choose. A REPUBLICAN YEAR." The- results of the- Kansas senat ial primary is record evidence" that till: will be a Republican year." said Rep resentative Campbell of Kansas, when asked what he thought of the vote. "It B particularly good evidence that those who voted the progressive ticket in 1913 are normally Republican. I know that in my state- of Kansas those- who ted for Roooovelt in I91J did so. not because they had left the Republican party, but as a protest against what happened in the Chicago convention. "There will be a slump from the p resstvs to the Republican party - ! il! and in r.lfi, not because those wae voted the progressive ticket 1. 'i., an- not just as progressive as ever, but bOCauee they will have no protest to make and 1 an vote with the party to which they feel they belong. Aien t you glad you live in a country at peace with all the world? BELGIUM'S FORESIGHT. It is lucky for nam 9 ami lucky fi the Belgians themselves that they did t. I take at it- face vitltie the Kuaran- teee of neutrality given them by the p .wers. but kept up their military es - mi ni 1 1 marks t be Detroit Fre PraM If the) had allowed tlunisedve? to l, lulled Into a sense of security, if they had let their fortifications fall into ruins if they had permitted their army to disintegrate, if they had emp ' 'i their treenail la short, if they '.o disarmed their country today would In- nothing more than a men tramping uround fm the Herman arm 's, to be Ultima tab absorbed into the U the empire should hold its wn. But I:- Igium, Uke Holland an Switzerland, knew just about how much reliance was to be placed on iia laltii of ,ts big neighbors, and valulnil its kndeuendem and self-resnect. it ik precautions. As matter stand the l.ttle kitiKdom has Income for the meat a VOTJ important factor ii European iff aire, Many of the dis- from ' la- ot her side of the At- mtii may be colored, but there can lie no doubt that deslille t lie ChlMtlnii : 11.' I desperate valor the Qerman auvanee army lias 1 n ba ted n is urae and has suffered a delay which ma Intel nsldi rai.lv u itii tin feutonic plan of campaign, in fact 4 Is easa to icnid ne some vmrv fur. oachmi and permanent result of tbfa toppage n und about UogS A treaty seems to be all right if it loesn't got in the- way. W- Interference with geography come "THIS DATE IN HISTORY." - King George IV. ,,t Kni mi born. Pied ,Iiin' If,, I ISO, I The French it - -1 which had come to aui the Americans dispersed in 9 gale off Rhode Island. 1K12 Msdrld was entered in Welling ton and his fores 1859 The ltritish and uh .i.,r.......i the Chmeae at Pel-he, lvT'i Rome was ev .0 11:, i.il k .1,,. I 'rem h. Benjamin Disraeli, Brttlah prime minister, was created Bail r 1 leajeasgfeali, i- H 1.01,1 gaUabnr rsslgaed Usj premiership and Was sie I eded by Mr. Qiadatone, Issn I'.mperor Krum Is .Riseph of Aus tria v aSaai gnaperor llhaai tt it P.erlln. Ittl .lames Russell Lowell, Alle l e an poet died. Bora Pan, u isis. lss Protocol siKned ending hoatltt U09 betwee n the I nit. .1 States nnd Spain. Kinit Kdward VII visited the Kmperor of Austria it Isdil. Canal Opening Saturday Will Be Qrowning Event in History WaMhinnton. Aug. U--When the Panama canal is ope-ned to world's commerce next Saturday it will rowu se-ries oi more- than a cor of in teresting; points in Ihe Idsloiv of the' isthmus. As liiielh toht tlu'V are-: PIUST PltOHHINtl iF Till: ISTH MUS P.y Itall.oa who. .111 Selteliilier tilt, mill h to In Miirprise found h.mseir gaine; upon Ihe l. 1'.. u imii liter II days Jolirile-y on foot. FIRST gHIPfl TO CROM rm ISTIIMI S In l.'.M lt.iul.oa and his men cnrrieu two small ships, pie meal, across ihe isthmus. inteiidiliK to them for further exple. ration in the Pacific. MUST B1CTTIJCMKNT uK il.l 1 AN M A. In IR17, to bacoeaa known Utor for a time as the rtchoot city in il.. acrid. FlRiJT RFX1ULAR T R A F F I C R Ss5 I8THMU8 The spoils of n quasi agffl back to Spain from Porvt whic h ItOcafgpJ so heavy that highways paved with stone were laid for the- pack tralnst PI RUT THtJUdHT OK A CANAL Credited to Bavdara, a Spanish e'lini neer, one- of Ralbpa'a f( I lowers, who was about tit forward his plans to King Chariee N' of Spain when the i.u- te-r ilie-d. PIR8T SI RVKYS IOR A CANAL: 111 loll by SpaniMh eiiKinfvwrs w h leemed the project impossible of a mpJiahaaont. l-IRST eil'IMiMAL Di:i'ISli 1 i. 1 ' A X A I , PRiUIVT: Rv Km.- lHnlla il.. in tiio, adversely after referrfag the matter to the I e.minican frlara, Tin' latter, desiring to obey the kind's orders. I.ut unable lo report Intelligent ly , sugesiea mat tne project was sacrellglous. They quoted from tit Bible: "What Ood bath )olaad togath r, let 110 man put .isunder." Accord mgiy tin project waa put on the shelf for three contUl las. PIR8T BRITISH INTEREST in hit ie-r part 01 1.111 century, w lien the e x pedition launched by William Paterson, under of the- Rank of Bag land, at tempted to found a community on the isinmus or narien. soutn 1 1 1 - ores- nt Panama, with the- ultimate inten tion ,,f establishing a translsthmlan route. The plan proved an utter fail ure. Many other ltritish surveys fol lowed in later years. The Qerman pool Oootha, 1 hundred years ago, made- this reniarkable prophecy, "it is absolutely btdeepea sihle that the United Stales effect a passage from the Mexican Gulf to the 1'uiitlc ocean, and I am certain they will do it." FIRST DBCIBION Ti BUILD: In iM4. just 100 years ago, the Spanish government by decree entered Upon the OS traction of SO Isthmian canal, but the Idea was blocked because the Cen tral American colonies uwr parted bj throwing off the Bnanlah soke. FIRST ntENCH INTRRBSTB came in lJ'., when President Rolivar of the Republic of Now Granada save rraa htse for a canal at Panama to a PYenchman, Baron Thierry, who failed raise the required capital, Political Gossip l.x ,J. (Roesbeck has made nub lie b iter to George L Brown. Rannb- inan county chtilrnian in St. Clair county relative to an anonymous cir cular Which has been sent through the stat. attacking him. Mr. Qfoeg beck has taken this position bevausc a number .r people In the state are ap- parently laboring under the impres sion that the OObom 'anipaii;n I'oiii- mittee wen- resDonalbls for this eir- ular. The letter, which is self-exnlana- follows. together With a letter from Mi rishorn which shows con- JSirsly that he had nothing to dei with the publication or its circula tion: Hon. fjeorge I.. I trow n, I'hairmnn of Republican County Committee. Port. Huron. Mich.. My den Mr. Rrown: I have- your kind and vigorous let ter of rei cut date' re lative to the anonymous Circular which has bOOH sent broadcast through the state In an endeavor to injure my candidacy for governor. In it I am Charged with helng a po ration lawyer." the attorney of 'the traction trust" anil a "franchise grabber." Throunh the use f 'Mr. Oshorn's name, it is sought to convey the im- preaslon that tins dirty work Ig helng fostered bv those in sympathy with Mr. Oaborn's onnnpnlsn. 1 am very glad to be able to enclose herewith a py of a letter from Mr. Osborn posl- tlvely disclaiming any connection with the Ircnlnr or its clrcnlatlon throuKh the slate. As to the 1 barges themselves, I have hesitated lo make any denial as they ate p... nosurd to warrant serious con sideration. ihe fact, however, that you, and others of my friends who are earnest ly supporting my candidacy, have eall- 1 mj attention to the ctrcalar, eons- ; I tne to give the lie dire, t and most emphatically to those charges. In the- first place, my law prac tice b is been of the most general eliar- acter, 1 have never taken up n spe- iiaity such an corporation worm mere has never been a time- in mv Career w b. 11 (be 1 man was not as wel come at my owes n and no matter how humble a ne-io s 1 ir. uriisl 1 n es. be 1 i.ubl aiwav.s omi ma ml my servic es whether he hail money or not. 1 h ivs sever directly, or moire u. .. u 1 . , , 1 . . 1 naao- 9s ittorney r awi - i.iteii with, or represented, any of the Isthmus, FIRST ACTION. P.Y Till UNITED STATES 1 in is;;:., aa the rejmM of a resnlntlM latroemeod la ihe senate by Henry Ckaf, ChaWOM Blddls was sent bv President Jackson to visit the isthmus and SggSM on the varloua canal routes preqawed. r-TRST REPORT Tu THE I .MTKIi ITATn OOVBRNMENT: B) Blddl in lift, mvortsuj the Psnams route. 11 bad been go struck with it that In- re- unlit .1 10 ine l mted States w ith. lit examining the rtlearaguan, Darten Tehuantepec routes. No e Hon t low ed. rlKoT RAILROAD BUILT, fr IS4li to 18.r.;., gMgM than h..lf as long a time- as has he-en taken to build the present canal IVve-r Icill.-d 90 many thousands that it was said a laborer Was buried under evei.v sleeper on the Panama road. FIRST ACTUAL CANAL BUILD ING BEGUN: in int.s the Universal In- teroceanlc Canal company Incorporat ed in Puns by l-Vrdinainl de I.. , , who had built the Sue lasal FIRST BLAfflT on Culebrs Hill, now Culebrs 'ut, on January 1 . lssn. by the- De- Laoaape aanopaay, la the proa snoe of a dletuagulshad gatharlag. rlRST l-AILI RK: 1887 the im possibility ,,f digging a eea-levsl .an il within the estimated 1J yaaCS and it the estimated cost of MM, 000,000 became .iimarent. More Hon SMS . Hg.OOO had already been spent. The company went into bankruptcy. FIRST RK ON A LOCE CANAL was taken up by the Xevv Panama Canal coanpany in i:m. which prao- tlcally e-eased operations after live years' work. r IK8T DIGGING BY AMERICANS, ay 4. I'.mi.j -takinir ov.r the riel.ts 1 property of the I're-nch Hanoi company, and abtalninf necessary nnniagsjioii from the Republic- af Pan ama. t 1 1 isr UNION OF ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC WATERS: Blowing up of the Gaasboa Dike, when Presi dent Wilson touched an electric- but ton in Washington, October 10. l!M:t. FIRST BOAT I P ANT KIND T I MAKE TRANS-IS TH M IAN PASS AGE: A nameless mud scow of the Panama railroad, which passed from the Pftd Ac entrance to I'ulebra cut in November, 1913, and was sent to the Atlantic entrance in December. Itlt. FIRST TERBEL TO STEAM THROUGH Canal: The brane boat, Alexander Ii Valley, an old French boat of 1,100 tons, which passed from the Atlantic- to the Pacili. on Jan. 7, If 14. I IR8T MAX Ti 1 swiM Til P.i HUGH THE CANAL was Alfred Broom, an American, who swam from Qatun Iorks to llalbo.'i. a distance of thirty miles on Xovomli. r M last In I hours. minutes Sftaaf sw invming time. FIRST VESSEL TO pass Ci m- PLETBJLy AROUND SOUTH AMER ICA BY WAY OF THE CANAL ami the fas Reliance. ('iii)taln R. Thompeon, which sailed from Colon, February 11, 1911, voyaged io.r.00 miles around South Americs and re turned to the Vthmtic ocean throuuh ttun io ks. February rust last. "tra. turn trust ists) in this 01 statement that (if such a thing ex- any other state. The I have is a malicious falsehood. The charge that I 11m a franchise grabber implies that I have dealt in public franchises for a living. This charge in abaolutety false. As those circulars emanated from Pay City, I will state for your information that whin building an interurban railroad bet wet 11 Saginaw ami Ray City, 1 ap plied for a grant from Pay Pity which would allow the entry of mtorurban cars to the down town section. This was favorably passed on hy the com mon COttndl of that city and the peo ple themselves, to whom the question waa referred under a referendum. Rut I never used that franchise nor did I dispose of it. It was surreml) red ba k to tin- city, as the records in the office of the comptroller of Ray e'ity will show. Trusting that this letter has .bar ed the situation for you and agaurlng you of my deep appreciation ol your kind efforts, I am, Sincerely, Alex J. Groeebeck. The letter from Chang s. Osborn to which Mr. OometOCk refers is as fol lows: My dear Mr. C.roesbeck: Your letter In relation to the con temptible poster has been forwarded to OM. 1 have Instructed tin Office to leave no stone unturned in tracing its origin. I think such things hurt go one, which, however, does not OOndone the uffsnss, Thanh yog for catling mi attention to the matter. 1 had nol seen the jxister or known of it pro vious to getting your letter. Yours truly. Phase S. I sbot n. This letter was dated at Port Huron where Mr. Doborn was spoakhu- Hi t day- SIR WALTER RELEIGH. "I spread mv ClOOh tO keep In 1 f I I from the wet." complained sir father "Yes." Vet lost out with Queen Kllabeth in the end." "You don't understand girls. Walt." . miimsntod ins n a nd. "Ton 1 hoiild have eairlcd her a. 1 iss." - Pit tsburi: Ii Post. HARD TO WRIGGLE OUT. "I see a certain handcuff kiir.- w m! a divorce." "Pound one set of bonds strung enough to hold him. eh " K. i Journal. mw. i . f TWTHiTgianii ig nmiwrii snriTsr - -i nun 11 in mniMMai j jn TEMPERING STEEL H Proper Heat to Give Best Results For Making Springs. what is eomctlmae known as MSaah temper or "spring t taper ' obtuii rej hy tlrnwlng tliaiotiglily at a lumpern hjgg of gbowl BOO doajrooe r.. writes J, v. Hobart in Blacksmith and Wheal wrlght it is the highest heal g which it Is pooalbhi to draw a hit of hardened st;'i ami bnvg any teropet or hardness left in it. When drawn at "Hash" point the nbjg dtleg oIT h ftaully, the edl upon It from the hard ening or tempering bath being Sashed at mice Into vapor by tin- heat of ;!) steel: banco the term "Hash temper" or "Hash point." Some idea of the temperature ef tbo Hash point may he obtained by consid ering that water ggUg at 213 deeper, gSdj heating sieel to .".7.". degrees will relieve all the strains caused by WOfk Ing. annealing or hardening, etc. Ifj we heat tool steel to gbonf 423 degrees 1 we get th- "slrnw" color 90 useful fori taps tintl dies. DrgWtng a Nttto lower that Is. at n little higher temperature, say 9 bOOt 4TI devices we get the "coipei" color so useful for ordinary cutting flails. Rut If we carry the hcit to ."Cio degrees v arrive at the "!'. Il" ten para tare and get a spring temper which Is gheot the lowest peeethle gad have nny hard:n ss at all h it in (he steel. World's Largest Belt. The largest c.iuv'eyor belts in flic world, it Is claimed, are being built ly Ihe Perdrtan Rubbgr company, limit ed, of Sydney. .New South Wales, for n coal loading plant at Pott Kembln. The- belts are belt! ,' made in ter s; colli cations of the public Works depart ment. Kach Is approximately MBKJ feet long and will weigh twelve t ms. helng made up of seven ply rubber and cotton in one continuous length without Joints, thirty six Inches wide. When rolled each belt will tie too large to pass through the railway tunnels on tne amy to rue port. 1 ho convevor will carry coal about l.tMO feet nt ft rate of 1,000 tons an boar. Engineer Iiil; News. To Moke Whitewash Stick. In using WhJtewaak much dillh'tilty Is ggperteUCOd In making it stick to the ra beta nee covered, a good way to pre vent the coating from cracking and peeling off Is to add two ounce; of pure -odium phlortds to every gallon of whitewash mixture. This Is not ex pensive., hut should he secured at g drug store, because some sails of so dium are not pure ami will darkeu the whitewash, The s sJliun chloride should be added after the whitewash solution is made gp, When this mix ture is used in buildings it w ill duetroj all vermin which it touches. Fighting the Plague. The authorities of tin- Hutch gjaet indies erg rontlnunlly Hgbtlag the dan ger or pie plague, which threatens tb communities pupcelalli m the harbor towns, where rats from the leromlag reaoolg spread ihe dise-ase KardK nr. Pill. Hoverantenf gbyaletag for tin. harbor of Hosrabaja, has now found Pint a mlxtare of prtroloani ami soup appiied freely to the localities where the rats swarm, will effectively heatj their Bees atni with the. 11 the pinnae badlH. This new dMaferl int is theap Of and more cdl.acioHs than carbolh ueid New York's Every iu there Is smnd kits the Flarlem river BfgJB.flfgj callous sce; Into the North rive:. 182.1 INMWJO gallons, Into th,. l :,' rp ... 21144 .mi. 0 0 gallons. So In the eoiirsc a year New York etty pollutes its hnrbt ' " ith nhont t4XMXX),0t)tl gn lions of refuse matter-New fork World. "TWILIGHT OF THE GODS" I L2u SUKAJf JaUUil I o Hence the Hcwls. fine of OM famous dote Uvea fgCOq we win caM hiin-wu., pnrmtlag his bottle ward way one night when from 11 dark, ttivMteri- o 11 s l o o king house set In a weed grown gar dog lie h e a r d loud shouts and roars of MM ardor! 0 h. heavens: Help: You're Rllllug me! Ifiiidei V It was t Ii 9 w o r k of 11 0 .11 stant for Lecosi tti v a 11 1 1 the crumbling fence. tear through the weedy ggrdea door of tin.- mge TTIg CACSg, gad thunder at tin teriuas house. a jroaag gin sppeatael "What is wanted V" she ked BO lltely. "I heard dreadful cries and lUI- panted Lecoej. "Tell me what wrong." The young girl Mushed and ttttSWO ed with an smhorraesed air: "Well, sir, if yon must know, ma putting a patch on pa's trousers, 111 he's got 'em on." ls A Ghattorcd Test, The extremely bandsume profeaaor of nerve restoration was nddfeaatng his matinee class of society ladies, re lates the t'leveland Plain Healer. "I am about to aboW yoti one of mv Original tests. " he said, with a Hash of pcr.oet teeth. "I pmdnce an artlflHni mouse attached to a sfrlag 9 ad dravv lt across the Hour. You all know It Is gltMctal gad are net startled. Yd there may c a little palpitation. m us 900." He stepped outside and Im mediately reappeared, his hand bold lag a siring to which 11 moase Wgg nt tacbed. Ho drew it farward, wToa SCo bow harmless it Is. joom at it for a tttthj Whfle," Ho tossed down the gtriag. and the H9nBgt Unmrdiatoij inado n daah lot- the OearOKl chair. In live aacoads the room was ei:::ty The kaadaoms profaaeaf looked around ruefully. "That darn kid rum,' in a live one on me:" he said. Shr.cKlton Stories. Rome gmaalag stories of i,;s laetgr liifl t'xporieat'ew are told hy Sir Bragog Bfal rkletotl, the Aniarctlc explorer. "lie day Whoa in BcotWnd iroiling. lifter his drat expedition, he- received 11 loiter- from Hat-row school asking Mai to nive a leethre. He did not a til I go. so he wrote fixing a pro- lii bit Ire price as he tholleht- .1 r.. I. "'. exclu Ivg of expenses. To his ainaoncnt Ihe oiler was accepted, ami he give the lecture. On the irength of that a? wrote to th,. n liio i'ies ;,: Kton and ofl'ered bis serv ices at an equal rate The reply mine bar. "Hear Sir -This Is five tim.-s as 1 inch as wy pay to really gf class h" tun n .' His andioiK-e at I.elth Wgg onee so small that he went to the cabman he had lefl nutakfg and said, "l will pay for some on,, m b0M the inrso. ami you can regie in and hear the lecture " "li. no. thank you." snid the enh- II. au: "I aia .-ill riuht where I am." Afterward, with his wife, he wns counting his losses and said. "Twentv flve people at Is a head that makes the total receipts (1 as." ' liiM." gaaj Ids wife, "you must deduct gg from that. I notit the cook gad 0110 of tho luulds." He Wi Fond of Butter. Quite recently a clever and gmaalag evasion of the shop hours act was ef fected by a Northumberland clergy man. His wife, who was busy with bar cooking, needed some batter, which sbu requested him t. purchase. lie started out to do so. hut found the shops closed for the usual weekly half holiday, in accordance with tho provi sions of the art. go entered a cafe. open "tor til;- sale o f refreshments only," and order eel a cup of tea. a lain and a pound of batter, (plaining to the surprised w a 1 1 ress that he was extremely fond of batter. Tiie "re freshmen la" were nerved to him. find alter drink ing the tea and oonenmlag t h g bun he secretly THE II Knt MS 1 1. MR NTH ergna ggavao. placed the battOf In a hag he carried with him. He then startled the it I ready BStOnlahed waitress by repeating the order again and when he had tin labed as In Fore bj repeating it again and Dually walked of with three pounds of batter, while the staff ga sad upon 1:1m with Open montlu'd amaze Mont. London Tatler, More Blessed to Give. There w as to he a wedding In a cer tain Richmond family, ami in the hus tle preceding the day UncM Luke, the gardener, was called upon to he door man for one afternoon. The ladles were tired out with the prepn ra t long and hade Lake toll all impilrers that they begged not to he disturbed The gave Luke other instructions, as he made plain later. Two friends called, bringing pres ents Lake nu t them at the door and eyed the ickagcs. " kre the ladles in? the callers In quired "Yessnm, da misses gj In," answered L-nke genially , "but dey say as how to tell yo' d- y ain't WObl to see no one, but ef yon was to bring ggg a 0t to tek if ami fetch it upstatn 00089 yo's gone ami thnnky ktadly, ma'am." New York Poet. L.Tuohter and To.nrs. One of Lond(Mia bligllt young Jour nnllsts who went lo loterrlew .Mine Sarah Ihn.hardt iiseni I v 1 rh-d to eon verse with the ureal actress in ber own laagiuige. His Preach was so bad. however, that at last. In despidr. gtadamo Switched the conveTsatloti into gjagrfah, She spe..:, Ln ilish fairly well, but lifter a minute or two she nrnde a bad blunder, and Ihe Journalist was an able to restrain a smile. 'Why do yon laugh V Utadggsg asked blm, "I'm gwfnlly sorry." he apolouied . but. as a matter of fact, your Bag- Itab made DM utugh a little." 'M011 I lien.'- gogped inadame; "my English made you ktagfa a llttl: Hut your French made ggg weep a lo!" Restoring the Family Confidence. "Wonders continue to happen. Last night my small son. who Is just taking up nhjabra, brought me one of his problems. I once- told him in 11 care less moment that I used to lead my class In algebra Well. I took his prob lem ami stuilhsl on It I long time." "And couldn't do it?" "Yes. I could and did." Cleveland rial 11 Denier.