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WILL SEND WARSHIP
TO COAST OF MEXICO PRESIDENT TAFT SAYS THAT AMERICANS MUST HAVE AMPLE PROTECTION. This Action Sets a Precedent in Present Revolution—Cruiser Maryland to Go Prom San Diego, Cal.—Many U. s. Citizens Are Held Prisoners—Rebels Looting and People Face Famine. Washington.—President Taft prob ably will send a warship soon to the west coast of Mexico to enable Ameri cans isolated in Sinaloa and other states to leave the disturbed districts. A state department announcement de clared this action likely in view of the general anxiety for Americans in those localities. fcitate department officials pointed _ that with the suspension of railroad communication and interruption of tele graph service, American citizens on the west coast of Mexico, especially at Los Mochis, in Sinaloa, where there many Americans, as well as out are ... in the vicinity of Mazatlan, are isolated. This fact, together with many reports of in creased lawlessness on the west coast, is causing much anxiety to Americans m the region affected and to their friends in the United States. Will Set a Precedent. The sending of an American vessel to the coast of Mexico sets a precedent in the present revolutionary disturb ances, as heretofore the United States navy has refrained from cruising in Mexican waters. A British vessel last year, however, landed marines on the western coast of Mexico to enable foreigners, to escape the effects of a threatened attack by rebels. The armored cruiser Maryland is at San Diego, Cal., the gunboat Yorktown en route north from Guatemala, to San Diego, the gunboat Vicksburg is at Panama. It is probable the Maryland will be the vessel selected. Demands have been made on the rebel authorities at Chihuahua by American Consul Letcher for the immediate lease of two Americans there. is re imprtsoned The men have been in confine ment since March 16, but the American official has just learned of their plight. Their names were not given. To Rescue Americans. Tucson, Ariz. With the intention pf rescuing 30 United States citizens and any other foreigners who are now be lieved to be cooped up in Navaloto, on the west coast of Mexico, Nelson Rhoades Jr., together with several other men, have chartered the steamer Guay man and are now eu route to Altata." A report reached here that the rebels' who entered Culiacan about 10 days ago had begun looting the city. The people, the report said, were facing a famine. Americans Leaving Mexico. Laredo, Texas.—Northbound trains, Monday, brought 300 Americans' frtrm Mexico. One hundred of them' railroad nferi and theif-families. xailroad men are reported leaving by steamer from Vera Cruz. » . were Other TITANIC INVESTIGATION DOES But Senate Committee Removes to Washington, D. C. < New York.—With dramatic sudden ness the senate investigation Titanic disaster came to an- end Sat; urday so far as the New York hearing was concerned. It was resumed, how ever, in Washington on Monday, when J. Bruce Ismay and P. A. S. Franklin, the chief officers of the White Star line, and more than a score of the crew of the sunken vessel appeared before the committee. Incident to the sudden close of the hearing here was the story of Harold S. Bride, the second and only surviving wireless operator of the Titanic. -His talo was one of suffering and death. He told of the final plifhge of the vessel to its ocean burial. Its captain 's end waB also revealed. He leaped from the bridge when the water was closing over his ship. of the Another Tong War. San Francisco.—War between the Bing Kong and Sing Suey tongs was started anow Saturday in San Fran cisco, Stockton and Fresno simulta neously. Three killed and two mortal ly wounded were added to the tally. There have been so many tong shoot ings this yoar that the police depart ment admitted frankly tonight flint it had lost track of tho fatalities. Eight in this city alone was tho estimate. There woro three such affrays in San Francisco alone tonight. Care l'or Flood Sufferers. Washington.—The government eon templates feeding 83,000 Mississippi river flood sufferers for 42 days at a daily cost of $10,000. Secretary of War Stinison inado this estimate today when isked an additional appropriation for tho commissary department. Previously to . this, congress voted $212,819 for the same purposo. * lie Folsom Prison Walden Quits. Sacramento, Cal. ly of Folsom penitentiary, has present ed his resignation to tho state board of prison directors, to take effect June -Warden W. If. Roil 1. 3 FROM MINING CAMPS During March the Greenwood (B. C.) smelter shipped 7,082.598 pounds of blister coppor. One of the large fur naces is being rebuilt this week. The I Teel a Mining company Coeur d'Alenes declared a 2 cent divi dend, aggregating $ 20,000 earnings $80,000 for the ve in the making ir so far. Henry I'. Bragdon, first president of the Goldfield stock exchange, ted suicide in his home, Sunday, in Oak land, Cal., by shooting himself. He was 65 years old, aud well known among western mining men. com mit s. The most hazardous occupation known to man is that of life-saver in the serv ice of the United States bureau of The mortality rate among bu» reau of mine3 rescuers is eighty in 1,000 men—the highest death rate known to any occupation. According to a statement recently issued by the company, the Stewart mine in the Coeur d'Alenes last month netted $45,000, as against $30,000 in 1 ebruary and $25,000 in January, and it is based on lead at $4.20 and" silver at 58 cents an ounce. mines. Late reports received from the Marsh mine in the Coeur d'Alenes indicate that the recent strike _ on the property in the lower level is of much greater importance than at first anticipated and the showings now lead the owners to believe that an been uncovered. immense ore body has The Revenue Mining and Milling company, recently organized by Spo kane business men, has taken over the old California mine, near the junction of the American and Red rivers, in the Eik City district, and active develop ment of the property will be resumed as soon as the conditions in the camp permit. George D. Wick of Youngstowp, Ohio, who was among the first-cabin passen gers on the ill-fated steamship Titanic, and is supposed to have perished when the vessel foundered, was at one time heavily interested in Coenr d'Alene mining properties, having been a part ner of John A. Finch in the Standard and also in the Star. Juneau, Alaska.—The Juneau land office has notified Frank F. Davis of Lake Mills, Wis.j Arnold L. Scliourer of 320 Contrai Park, west, New York city, and James J. Ryan of Katail Alaska, that their filings of soldiers' scrip on shore lands on Controller bay, Alaska, have been rejected because of noncompliance with the law in the filings. a Pierce, Idaho.—Fears are entertained for the safety of George Englehorn and Myron Smith and Fred î'orsnia n have started for the head waters of the Weittus, a branch of the north fork of the Clearwater to Ioek for him.' Mr. Englehorn went to that locality late last fall to trap, leaving word he pected to come in about Christmas, but might stay until the first of April. ex The new mill at Kellogg, Idaho, of the Bunker Hill and Sullivan company, was placed in commission this week, and a result the company is now operating the la^gdst silver-lead concentrating plant, in the world, with .a capacity of .;."TQ 00 tons a ..pionth. The power is entirely electrii^il, and 750 horse-power Is used to operate the plant. -Work on its conètructiorwaB - trot' - as rushed, the foundatioils liMiing Ueen started in 1907. J he first unf^yvith £Jié' rock • house and oon-vèyor, was ''piitHn-'scWicir in Decenr* ÔNT^^Ji 1 , 0 '. ■ .pjo?.!- has an ore bin capacity of 3000 tons7 enabling the mill to run for two days oiL_tiie ore in storage, crete war'used in the buildings, while the superstructure is of native timber. Fire protection was made a feature in the building, and has-a number of cial features fo^-forking its New York. Coil' spo ore. Bar silver, 59 l-4c: Mlexican della 47c. I s Standard copper quiet. -- Spot, $15.50 @15.87; lake copper, $16.12 1-2@16.'25; electrolytic, $email@example.com: $15.87 1-2. Load easy, $4„firstname.lastname@example.org N*. Y. Tin quiet but firm. Spot., $43.SO@ 43.70. • Iron steady. No. 1 foundry northern, $15.«email@example.com; No. 2, $14.7«@15.25; No. 1 southern and No. 1 southern soft, $firstname.lastname@example.org. casting, THE NORTHERN PACIFIC CHANGES SUPERINTENDENTS J. M. Rapclje Promoted to General Superintendent. A. M. Burt, superintendent of the Rocky mountain division of the North ern Pacific, with headquarters in Mis soula, will succeed J. M. Rapeljo, who has been promoted to general superin tendent. ns superintendent of tho Idaht division. F. L. Birdsull, superintendent of tl Dakota division, with headquarters I Jamestown, N. D., goes to Missoula - succeed Mr. Burt. W. H. Strachan, assistant supe tendent of the Lake Superior divif /.. with headquarters in Duluth, suer ► - Mr. Birdsall at Jamestown an F. Newton, trainmaster of the Superior division, will relieve Strachan, temporarily. Oregon Police Chief Kills Indian. Klamath Falls, Ore.—Chief of Polico Sam Tj. Walker shot and killed George Smith, an Indian. It is alleged that Smith was intoxicated, and 'that, while resisting arrest, he managed to secure possession of tho officer's club and struck him over the head, whereupon Walker drew his revolver aud shot Smith over the heart. 3 BRIEF DISTORT OF STEAMSHIP TITANIC C.) of KEEL OF TOE GREAT VESSEL LAID AT DELFAST, IRELAND, THREE YEARS AGO. of Was Christened May 31, 1911—Com pleted and Fully Furnished At Cost of $10,000,000 in 1912 —April 14, At Midnight, Struck An Iceberg and Sank Three Hours Thereafter. of to in New York.—From the facts pleted by the arrival of the rescue ship, the Titanic's story, which began in the fall of 1908 when the White Star cota line announced its proposal to eclipse all previous records in shipbuilding with a vessel of staggering dimensions, may be outlined chronologically as follows: 1909—Keel of the gigantic laid at Hnrland and Wolff yards at Belfast. 1911— May 31 the vessel is launched and christened the Titanic. 1912— Completed and fully furnished at an outlay of about $10,000,000. April 10, noon—Starts on the maiden trip from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg. # April 14—Sends a routine wireless warning ashore of the presence of ice bergs off the Grand banks of New foundland. April 14, 11:40 p. in.—Titanic strikes an iceberg in latitude 41.16 north, longi tude 50.14 west. April 14, midnight—Carpathia and other vessels hear the Titanic's call for help. vessel Wireless Fails. e April 15, 12:27 put out of commission after flashes are given that the bpat is sinking by the head and women and children are being put off in lifeboats. April 15—About 1 n. in. the first news reached the United States by way of Allan line offices at Montreal. The Virginian reported that the Titanic struck an iceberg. April 15, 2:20 a. April 15, 3 a. in,—Wireless from the Cape Race station directed to the As sociated Press, gives the information of a serious accident. Titanic's wireless is m.—Titanic sinks. a be to Survivors Rescued. April 15, 4 a. m.—First survivors picked up from lifeboats from steamer Carpathia. ; ! April 15, 3 a. m. to 10 a. m.—No ad vices. April .15—Noon reports current Ti tanic is still'afloat and that all saved. - » . April 15, 7:30 p. m.—White Star line offices admit a probable great loss of life. '■ April 16—Carpathia sends by wire less list of suryivors, failing to nc ctmntz*|6r about 1,300 persons^ ipclud ing scores of wealthy and prominent people. April. 17—Hope given up that other vessels have saved any. April 18—Two days elapsed without tbe'slightest description accident. m.—Rescue ship docks a$ New York with 74ö passen * gerS' and crew, confirming the loss of' all others and bringing the first de tails of the Titanic disaster. are April 18, 9:30 p. REAL SPORTING NEWS ''Father Tom' Kelly has taken charge -uf tho.GLlierdeen team in the Washington State league. nt. of of ly as Pal Meore, the Philadelphia light vrdqjsht, has arrived in San Francisco for his fight April 30 with Jack Britton of Chicago. ■Before 5000 spectators the Univer sity of California overwhelmed Stan ford in their 19th nnnual track moot, scoring 80 5-23 to 411-3 for the Car dinals. Attendance at the opeuing games of the two major leagues and several of the more important leagues indicates that the year 1912 will be great in the history of baseball. The boys were talking about speed the other day aud all agreed that Wal ter Johnson of the Washington club cau pitch a faster ball than any other twirler in the country. Mike Ryan, Irish-Amcrican Athletic club, New York, won the Boston A. A. marathon. There were more than 100 starters. Ryan's time, 2:21:18 15, breaks the record made by Clarence De Mar last year, of 2:21:39 3-5. The splendid weather still continues and the six clubs in the Union asso siation of Montana, Idaho and Utah started April 23 the 1912 season in real baseball league fashion, something which the Rocky mountain region, with its many baseball failures, has never ex perienced heretofore. At Portland tho Spokane Amateur Athletic club defeated Multnomah Ama teur Athletic club recently in the sec ond inter-club boxing and wrestling smokers of the season. The Spokane athletes took three of tho four events, making a cleanup of tho two boxing bouts and splitting even in the wrest ling. IS by Thugs Kill Oakland Officer. Oakland, Cal.—Charles Williams, a special policeman, was shot and killed here by two thugs while on his way to work. WASHINGTON STATE ( Spokane budding employers announce open shop" in all building trades. I he Washington chapter, P. E. O., i to be held at Arlington June 5, 6 and 7. advance per barrel in the Hour has caused the retail flour price to soar 15 cents on the sack. Commercial bodies of Seattle are making extensive preparations to en tortain the Northwest Development lea gue in Seattle June 5 to 8. The Lincoln county high school track meet and oratorical contest will be held in Wilbur May 11. county high schools will be represented. The improvement spirit has secured firm hold upon Pullman property owners and talk of pavements and sidewalk construction is heard on every hand. Two thousand shade trees to be planted on the streets of Toppenish have been purchased by the city and approximately 1000 have already been planted. IS A 50-cent w holesale price of patent All nine of the a concrete A report comes from George Chew' construction company on Snake river that Frank It. Wilkenson of this place was instantly killed recently by the blowing up of a boiler on a dinke gine. y en James Brady, wealthy sawmill operator, and his wife were found dead in their bed at their home in Edmonds, 20 miles north of Seattle recently. Ap parently Mrs. Brady had shot her hus band and then had committed suicide. a Governor M. E. Hay has issued a pro clamation in response to one sent broad cast by President Taft, calling for aid for the sufferers in the flooded districts of the lower Mississippi. The pro clamation is issued in the name of the Red Cross society. Struck by a dirt slide in the approach to the tunnel which ho was construct ing for the Canadian Northern Rail road company at Lytton, B. C., recently, Thomas Walsh, pioneer contractor and miner of Spokane, death. was crushed to Bichloride of mercury used as an an tiseptic by Mrs. Gus Richard, Spokane, while bathing last week, was absorbed by the tissues of the body as a poison and caused the death of the sufferer nt the hospital, lived at Addy. Mrs. Richard formerly The will of Fred McLellan, who died recently at Davenport probato Thursday. The will, which is a copy- of the late E. H. llarriman 's will, lpaves all the property to the widow, Dacy Cheek McLellan, there be ing no children. A fatal accident occurred Sunday evening about 8 miles east of Colfax, on the Palouse road, when the automo bile driven by -James M. Siegel overturned, killing his wife, Mrs. Ella Siegel, instantly, and Mr. Siegel sus tained a dislocated shoulder and several bad bruises. ' ,r • One hundred'head of dairy cattle will be brought, to Toppenish this week by W. J. Rogers and R. W. Ashton of PipesfoViq, Minn., who recently pur chased the stock at St. Paul,' Minn'.'' when they secured 248 head' of tuber culin tested cows to-bo distributed-in the»'Pacific northwest. • Clarence Dayton Hillman, the Seattle multi-millionaire real estate dealer, removed Saturday .from the jail to the federal prison on McNeil's island to serve a sentence of two find years imprisonment for using the mails to defraud in connection with his town site promotion schemes. John E. Ballaine, proprietor of the was filed for was to I was one-half Seward, Alaska. _ Dqily Gateway, or ganizer of the Alaska Central railway and former adjutant general of Wash ington, announces his candidacy for the republican nomination for congressman nt. largo from Washington, on a plat foru^;favoring help to Alaska in obtain ing .^system of government-built, gov ernment-owned and government-oper ated railroads. Not over 25,000 grain bags are left at the state penitentiary, according to Warden C. 8. Reed. The estimated out put of the jute mill up to the first of August is 2,000,000 bags, and all but a mere handful have been ordered, of these bags have gone into the hands of farmers pf Washington. The num ber of men employed in the jute mill 440, and the output is approximate ly 10,000 a day. are now selling at $8.50 a hundred. Work will be begun May 1 by the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget railway on* the construction of a three mile tunnel through the Cascade tains, it is announced, building bunkhouses at Rockdale, and as soon as these are completed three crews of 250 men each will be put to work on the project, which will cost nearly $5,000,000. shorten the line seven miles, and will eliminate the heavy grade at the mit. All IS The prison jute bags or In to Sound moun Workmen are The tunnel will sum Roosevelt Wins in Oregon. Portland, Ore.—Nearly four-fifths of tho primary vote of Oregon on president and United States senator has be counted and reported, indicate that Thcodoro Roosevelt has enrried Oregon over President Tnft bv nliout 7000 votes and lins obtained n plurality over Robert M. LnFollotto of about 5000. Oregon over Senator .Tonathaii Bourne by nt least 8000, according to present indications. These returns Ben Selling Jin$ carried a Somo men want to establish new laws while disobeying old ones. SPIRIT THAT COUNTS 7. YOUNG GIRL LEARNED LESSON A8 TO TRUE HOSPITALITY. IS 8par«|ty of Faro Need Never Be a De terrent to a Cordial Invitation to Sit at Table With the Family, It was Monday Old Martha, grumbling, was hanging the last of the wash on the line. She really enjoyed washing, and would have been Insulted had her mistress suggested sending It out; but being of a pessimistic tem perament, Bhe grumbled upon princi ple. noon. a In the house, Miss Elizabeth and het niece Muriel, who was visiting her, were setting the luncheon on the ta ble. it was a "pickup" luncheon Mon days. Miss Elizabeth explained, as she set two pieces of custard pie and a saucer of snow pudding on the side board. Muriel nodded. The family tc which she belonged knew all about "pickup" meals. But suddenly a look of consternation swept face. across hei "Aunt Elizabeth!" she cried, "II here Isn't a visitor—getting out or carriage!" Miss Elizabeth looked over Muriel's shoulder. "It's Mrs. she declared. "Put the tea on the ta ble, child. I'll bring her right out." "Bring her out?" Muriel repeated; but her aimt was already opening the door, and Muriel, In an agony of barrassment, knew that Bhe had not even taken off a Stacey Keed!" em her green-checked apron. She gave a hasty glance over the table. A little warmed-over fricas seed chicken, left from Sunday's din ner, and Borne quince preserve from supper, bread and butter and dried beef, radishes and tea—and the two pieces of custard pie and one portion of snow pudding! It could not be thaï Aunt Elizabeth would bring a visitor out! But she was Interrupted by Aunt Elizabeth's voice, cordial and full of pleasure: "Come right out, Mrs. Reed. W« were just sitting down to luncheon. This is my niece, Muriel Hastings. Muriel, will you get Mrs. Keed a plate?" Muriel set a plate for Mrs. Heed. She could not talk, it all seemed so embarrassing. At home they would have put off luncheon forever rather than ask anyone out—so. She waited In a torture' of anxiety for her aunt's excuses. Then slowly she began to realize not only that there were no ex. cuses, but that both ladles seemed to be enjdylng themselves. Aunt Eliza both only laughed when she offered the guest her choice of custard pie or anow pudding. That evening Muriel suddenly said: **Aunt Elizabeth, I never knew ons could have company like that. Ws never do at home." Miss Elizabeth's eyes dwelt kindly upon the young face, which already had Its tired lines of worry. "Do you like to 'put folks out/'Muriel?" 'Why, no, of coursé not," the youn$ girl answère'd. "Well, then," Mise Elizabeth an swered, smiling. "But it would work-only with real ladies," Murlël persisted. "Well, then," Miss Elj^abeth an awered again.—Youth'K'Companion. .t .« Too Much. ' In persuasive tones the good-look ing woman who had secured an inter view with the"taildab manager tried to convince him that the company owed her $2.02. "Something broke," she said, "and I was held up for 45 minutes while the driver tinkered' with the ma chine." Her manner was so Impressive that the manager was on the* poiht of writ ing out a check for t'tfè* ' rno'ney de manded, but before dolnfe so he r» marked: "It certainly was a case of over charging. It wasn't your fault the cab broke down, and he should not have charged you for the time It took to make repairs." "O," said she, "he didn't. It Isn't overcharging I am complaining about. He made me late for a bargain sale that ciosed at 11 o'clock, and when I finally got there I had to pay $4 for » blouse that had sold up to 11 o'cldck for $1.98. It is the difference 1 am fighting for." Then the manager closed his check book.—New York Times. Osier's Cure for Gout, Since his proposition that man should be chloroformed at sixty, Dr. William Osier has been regarded more or less as a grim monster by many people, says "One Who Knows Him." In reality Doctor Osier is a mild-man nered man, with a fund of genuine humor, as witness the following cure for gout which he once recommended to a friend: "First, pick a handkerchief from the pocket of a spinster who never wished to wed; second, wash the handkerchief in an honest miller's pond; third, dry It on the hedge of a person who has never been covetous; fourth, send It to the shop of a phy sician who never killed a patient; fifth, mark It with a lawyer's ink who never cheated a client; and, sixth, apply It, hot, to the gout-tormonted part. A speedy cure must follow." Good Way. "Yes; we had a big homo wedding;* "You say It passed off smoothly?" "Yes; we hired a Broadway dlrectol and he staged it just sb If it had been a musical comedy." ( I P0C0 Charlie's hard luck Surely His Hoodoo Was on the Job When He Selected New York's Mayor as a Butt for Witticism. If you happen to be walking on a New York street, and a proaehes you. wearing a shiny hat and a Y-shaped beard, do not address him as ' Little Whiskers," no matter how merry you may feel. For It la just possible that he may be Mayor Guvnor. Everyone knows that Mayor Gaynor believes in the comnlete liber ty of the citizen, and abonfitfirtWTjtSkr^ misuse of power by the pçMMk,, Jtwti the same, Horace, have * had just completed \vrittn_ _ stoned letter one recent di(J,i<i*hr;b1r.h he hung the police force oyer the bottomless pit of their number had arrested without evidence for a 'V'ftivWUtnJle And then Mayor Gaynor,'.'Aghrfetolaf^lii.c fond pedestrian, stamped ^Upf his office and across tile Hrooklvn br\!W" on his way home, lie iMto8itfftWedif. one 1-oco Charlie, who d«NUtfefi>ftm'*a» nM comforted with food and f|ii#Jf, 0 ' "Get away," snapped hi "Aw," said Mr. man ap Son tiffins «»♦SW: a e m$ÎH a er. I'oco Charlie, "yun ain't sore, are ytth, LimeAVbialfornfld Lemme rub yotth'r brush f)qr, Mayor Gaynor's eyes a cold and gray. hastily abandoned iris desii<én(otiltt 9 |ifl,, tbe mayor's whispers. wap, ' bristlin' so I think they'd a cut t#' 1 he confessed later, "ancr'rti'- liluttÿ come down wit' blood polioiUtfY' matter Mayor Gaynor went his way—which led to a police telephone ifT Tni w Uililg e. Five minutes later the maasuced clomp of flat feet might haVfe'Wbn heard approaching the siWft. Idïh«;, plain clothes men were -inttfiye«| 0 put, to repress mendicancy in general, and 1 In particular to lead into Açj-Ter ttfl'llber desolation the gent (fflWdstrriieoi 0 Charlie, who had addressedljtjkfe mvot,.. of our fair city as "Llttlft"yuffi * oln iff r,j(tiok)' peculiar]^ *' ( i ! 'tehaVHiives. Mr. P ci" For the remainder of the wtnr Charlie will be provided Uws • quar ters on Blackwell's Isla ilC ~JÜ Hfe*he mendicants who had begun to swarm through the streets until "thfejfttyei'tf a almost as common as in dtftfe'HigHlnïel ham's term as police have largely faded One rattanailc ally Inclined police officer diftttesed the event. "Poco CharlleSOBMd he, Yhad 6,000,047 chances—&enf)*dlng to e latest census of New C York city win and one to lose. And when he ftallecl the mayor 'Little •Whiskers' he picked that one chance and lost."— Wew York Letter to the CinclnnaU ITUnes-Star. Resourceful Woman. Miss Mary Donnelly, cashier of Mra O. H. P. Belmont's lunchroom" In New York, was prat» ing during an afternoon lull the r» sourcefulness of her sex, "Let the anti-suffragists beware,' ehe said. "Woman Is bound to get th* vote everywhere. She le too resource ful Go lose. "How resourceful woman Is! A gif' sat In a train one day with an uncut magazine lb her hand. She wasn'' reading; she couldn't. She was Just lifting apart the-edges of the uncu: leaves and nearly- standing on het head to peer at the text and plcturei within. So an old gentleman acrosr the aisle took out his knife shyly. "But the girl didn't look at him She kept on peering betwen her uncut ■pages. And finally the old gentlemaz opened his knife and reached acrost the aisle, but— "The girl drew a hairpin from hei pretty coiffure and proceeded to cut , the leaves briskly. "The old gentleman drew back act his neighbors smiled, thereupon b< said, sotto voce: " T've heard that woman can d< anything with a hairpin; but, at anj rate, she can't sharpen a pencil with out a penknife.' "At that moment the girl, still In tently reading, took a pencil from hei pocketbook, bit three or four spllnteri of wood off the end of it, and calmlj made a note on tbe margin of bej magazine." new "Buffragt Costly Job. It was snowing and Miss Urbar looked out upon the Newcomb's subur ban garden and thought: "How car anybody live in the suburbs?" Just then Mr. Newcomb wandered Into th« room and she asked: "Who clean off that path to your front gate after « snow?" "Oh, I have a man do It," he re plied. "It's such a short path, I should think you'd do it yourself," remarked Miss Urban. "It la less expensive to hire a man,* responded Mr. Newcomb. "I tried do lng it once myself and It cost me sev en dollars. You see, In the first place, I had to buy a snow shovel, that was $1.50. Then I ruined a perfectly good pair of buckskin gloves—that was an other $1.50—and then. Just as I was In the middle of the job, I caught the string of my eyeglasses in the handle of the shovel and Bent the glasses smash against one of the piazza posts; that was four dollars more. I can hire a man to do the job for a quarter." He Was One. "I'm surprised," said Gabble, "that Taft hasn't hit upon a real remedy for the trust evil." "Perhaps it's rather a hard thing to do," suggested Wise. "Nonsense! Why any fool could frame up one. 1 know 1 could." Behind the Times. "Atlas was foolish to hold ap the world with his shoulders." ( "Why so?" "He could have held It up bettM I with a trust of some kind."