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T. T. MoDOUGAL, Publisher
Good Influence of Matrimony.
Statistics seem to show that crlmt
Is less frequent among married men
than among those enjoying bachelor
existence. Close observation shows
that property rights are more general
ly respected by the married than the
single. The married man does not
commit the graver offenses against
property, such as robbery and fraud,
so much as the leas dangerous crimes,
such as receiving stolen goods, break
ing the laws of trade, and fraudulent
bankruptcy. Men who aro married at
an early age—from 18 to 25—offend
against property more often than tbe
unmarried of the samo age, and mar
ried men who are older. This is prob
ably explained by the pressure of fam
ily expenses. Offenses against morali
ty are far more common among un
married men—a fact that was to be
expected. Offenses against human
life are more frequent amepg the un
married, though the disproportion Is
pot so great as In the matter of rights
of property. It is interesting to note,
says the New York Weekly, that the
criminality of widowers decreases with
advancing years, aJtheugh this Is prob
ably true of all men. Widowers, how
•v®r. contribute a greater share of
crime between the ages of 30 and 50
than either of the other classes. This
may be an argument either for or
against marriage, according to the
point of view. The longer man is mar
ried, the more law-abldinx he becomes.
This may be accounted for not only
by the benign influence of matrimony,
but also by the fact that the burden
of married life Incident to the larger
birth rate at that time and the flnan
clal straits of the parents is greater In
the early years than It is later. This
Is indicated by the fact that the rate
of offenses against property falls off
rapidly with advancing years among
the married.
When Sir Purdon Clarke, director
pf the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Boston, Informs Lord Curzon, forme?
piceroy of India, that he does?i’t know
what he is talking about when ho die
putes the genuineness of the pedestal
of the peacock throne of Delhi, now
umong the Metropolitan museum's
choicest exhibits, the dispute takes on
the appearance of a battle royal. In
which Sir Purdon seems to have the
better of his distinguished adversary,
says the Herald of that city. The un
pleasantness Is another romi?ider of
the fact that few antiquities In a mod
ern museum are entitled to rank a?
ge. nine until after their ge?nii?ieness
has bee?i disputed by eminent author
Newspaper Poets Barred Out.
Impulaloulsm” Is tho somewhat
misleading name of a new school of
poetry that Is being nursed into a fad
In Paris, the home of strange cults. It
has gained such a vogue that already
1t has an establishment exclusively de
voted to its publications, says the
Washington Post. “Impulslonism,"
dosplto the aggressive vigor of its
name, does not threaten an immediate
revolution in literary standards. Its
devotees are supposed to write only
under the influence of real emotion,
and to wait hours, if necessary, for the
purple mood of genuine Inspiration.
That lets out American newspaper
• In the future, more than in the past,
American industries will have to rely
upon the especially developed and in
structed ability of American working
men, including the superintendents
and highest managers of industrial es
tablishments. Natural resources, de
clares the Cleveland Leader, will play
a less Important part than In the past.
The most formidable competition ol
the coming years will be encountered
from Germany and other countries
where technical education Is most ad
vanced, and this country will need
workers similarly trained to meet it.
The progr«salveness of the South
American countries Is geen In the ex
tensive harbor works some of therp
are carrying on. Chile Is spending
920.000,000 for the purpose at Valpa
raiso, which has a magnificent harbor
and Intends to utilize it to the fullest
extent, and lirazll, on the other side
of the continent, is preparing to con
•truct 12 miles of docks at Rio J&nel
ro, making the greatest system In
Uouth America, the total cost being
estimated at 119.500,000. South Amer
ioa is reaching out for trade, and is
certain to Rnd the result profitable.
The daughter of an KngJIan woman
of very high rank had a pain Id her
foot, which her mother naked the gov
erness to be g.»od enough to look at
The latter, af«er examining it, gald,
with deference: "If it were not for her
ladyship's exalted rank I should say It
was a bunion.”
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Perhaps the only thing that can h#
aaid In favor of the present style of
haJIoon racing la that when the aero
aaut drops into t&o yea he get# a ae»
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“I would like to know to whom Mis*
Letitia will give that beautiful pinkish
manvo crepe de chine,” mu3ed Hetty
Cleavelnnd; she was still calh-d Betty
by most people who knew her, and
secretly she liked the abbreviation
better than the real nnme Elizabeth.
‘‘Last year she gave Molly a beauti
ful church and street tailored dress,
and this year she has ordered from
- that perfectly exquisite visiting
and reception dress, and one of us
will get it, but which one? Miss Le
tltia's an old dear, and she says it Is
her way of Indulging her love for
pretty things her taste tells her is too
Juvenile for her, though she's hand
some enough to wear anything. I hope
I will be the fortunate one this year.”
Betty dimpled and blushed; "I do hope
so,” naively. “I had as well ask dad
dy for the moon as for a hand-em
broidered crepe, trimmed with floun
ces of the flnest point lace, and hat,
gloves, stockings, and slippers to
matleh, and lingerie, hand made,
ft princess might be glad to
wear. I do want that dress, dreadfully,
but I will try”—more slowly—"to re
joice for the one that gets It. Tracy
loves that color—one never does know
what decides Miss Letitia in favor of
the girl she Is playing fairy godmother
to—I do hope it will be me.”
Betty is a dainty southern maiden
of the thoroughbred type, colored like
a moss rose, and distracting enough
to reduce ft dozen swains to despair.
She, with half a dozen other girls,
met at Miss Letitia’s once a week, to
take lessons in fine sewing from that
handsome spinster.
In her trim walking skirt and pink
shirtwaist of soft tucked china silk,
Hetty looked most captivating, and
so Tracy Dunlop told her as they
walked toward Miss Letitia’s hand
some home.
"We will never have another misun
derstanding, Tracy.” Betty assured him
for the hundredth time, and while
"I Got It, You See!”
Tracy might be skeptical, he knew his
lady too well to express doubt so soon
after being restored to favor.
“I hope not, Hetty; think Miss Le
tit la might let a fellow come and see
your charmed circle. I say, Isn’t she
handsome for an old girl?”
"You mustn't speak so of her, Tracy;
she is our godmother, you know. Did
you know I am making Little's hoy
his first short clothes? You should
see him, he’s such a fine fellow.”
I think Miss Letltla’s a brick; must
you go in; can’t I go to the door with
you?" he entreated, as they paused at
the gate.
No, said Hetty, obdurately.
Then, wait a moment—you do care
for me a little, don't you, sweetheart?”
’ Yes, when you are a good boy,”
and with that shaft, she sped up the
walk to join Miss letitia and her flock
already assembled In the spacious
airy sitting room.
MIrs I>etitla Houghton was a hand
some, well preserved woman of fifty,
five or six, with a fine figure, and a
splendid head of silvery hair, very be
coming to her rosy cheeks and bright
“yes Kverythlng about her was aump
tuous; her dress of violet velvet and
point laee made her look like a chnle
lalne of an nnrbnt castle, surrounded
by her maidens. The resemblance
was further enhanced by the carved
chair in which she sat enthroned as It
Hy what means Miss Letitia would
arrive at her decision regarding the
dress, none knew; what it wds they
did. or left undone, or what they did
to commend themselves to her they
never knew She did not decide hy
‘.heir skill at needlework, or by their
prompt attendance, so they were to
tally in the dark.
Laggard Hefty,” exclaimed Miss f^»
tltla. playfully, enjoying, as she ah
ways did. the girls fresh bloom.
'Luncheon will he ready In half an
hour or so; make up for lost time;
Hetty, Hiom* hand run tucks, feather
stitched, are beautifully done.”
"Yon see, Tracy tagged along. »nd
when he’s with you the distance is
much farther; you get to chaftl ig
you know.”
^ “s. my dear, I know; I have been
"When 1 am coming to these highly
prized lessons, my feet are winged,” I
murmured the correct Myra
“Yes” observed Miss Letitla, with o
quick glance from hei* gold-rimmed
glasses at the quiet figure, “you were
never five minutes late at an appoint
ment In your life, Myra.”
Her white jeweled hand rested on
Betty’s curly dark brown head. Kn
couraged by fhat she thought was
high praise, the correct Myra proceed
©d to give her friends a highly moral
"Jane, I was so aorry to hear what
I heard to-day.”
"I do not know what you mean,”
replied Jane.
Why, that your brother—you know
people talk so^much—I heard he had
been wild at college and your father
had sent for him to come home.”
Brother has been studying too
hard, and papa took him from college,”
said Jane Pegram.
"Really?” Incredulously, “then the
story of high playing wasn’t true! Lu
cia, I hope your father wasn't very
angry at your being out driving so
late last night.”
“A shaft broko and detained us. bul
I had been home an hour when you
drove by with Luther Awkwright.”
There was general laughter at this
thrust, and the correct Myra was
covered with confusion a moment;
then she said:
Mr. Awkwright took me to see one
of my poor girls who wasn’t well.”
Luther Awkwright paying visits to
flint kind!” ejaculated Deborah; none
believed Myra.
"Judge not—we know the rest. Bet
ty, why did Tracy leave his place
so suddenly? Is it true he was dis
The face of every girl was flaming
and Miss Letitla spoke with author
( hildren, do not recriminate; let
your needles fly, but don’t handle any
other sharp things. Myra, learn
charity before you preach it. Betty,
trust that Tracy has a good reason
for giving up his place.”
“I do, Miss Letitla.”
“We will go to luncheon. Put up
your work.”
A week later, a vision In pinkish
mauve and lace danced Into the
Cleaveland drawing room, and as
Tracy caught the girlish form In his
arms, lietty exclaimed breathlessly:
I Rot it, you see, the dress I toid
you about. Tracy,” earnestly, ‘Tin sc
glad you ve a place on Air. Brown
ing's editorial staff.”
•'Yes. dearest, that is vindication
enough; from my late employer I have
a written statement that my discharge
was for nothing derogatory.”
I was sure of that. Isn't my dress
lovely? Look at it, sir, and not at me”
"It's beautiful, but not half so beau
tiful as its wearer.”
Miss Letitia sent each girl a hand
somely bound copy of "The School for
Scandal, inclosed in a large box.
Shell make the application, or
sho's not as quick as I thought her;
girlish follies I can condone, but pru
dery and spite in a girl not 22 I have
no patience with. Lore comes Hetty
,n her crepe, with that fellow, Tracy.
Ah, well, who can say an old maid is
lonely, when she has young friends
to mother, and give a dot to on their
marriage. Come In to your godmother,
At the Breakfast Table.
The young wife dipped the ladle
Into the porridge ard smiled inquiring
ly at the over night guest.
Will you have some hot Scotch,
Mr. Dash?" she asked.
Dash laughed.
‘ Hot Scotch? Whore is it?” said he.
Why, here, of course,” said the
young wife, in a perplexed tone.
"Didn't you know that oatmeal Ib
called hot Scotch?"
' Kr—*—’’ Dash stammered, and
then the young husband caught htfl
eye, and he was silent.
"I didn't know It myself till last
year,” she explained. "I henrd George
inviting his cousin over the telephone
to meet him nt the office and have a
hot Scotch. I didn't know what hot
Scotch was till you told me, did I.
George, very red, answered huskily:
"Nr. my dear.”
Laughing at her own ignorance, the
lady proceeded to serve the thick, pale
hot Scotch.
Ancestors of Present Foxes.
K Toldt of Vienna, hag produced
what lie and others regard as virtually
conclusive evidence that foxes are de
scended from ancestors whose bodies
were clothed with horny scales. like
those of the pangolins, or scaly ant
eaters. This evidence is based upon
the examination of the skins of young
foxes, and depends not only upon the
arrangement of the hairs, hut upon the
fact .hat the skin Itself exhibits a
structure such ns would be shown by
that of a pangolin after the removal
of the scaler*.
Warred by the Beacon.
The oaeholor and the benedict were
wending homeward their weary way
“Ah, you lucky married man!"
Hlglied the bachelor. ‘‘Think of having
a hearthstone, a real home, a waiting
welcome! Ixwk-there i* a light In
tho window for you!”
“Gracious! Ho there Is,” muttered
the benedict. "Well, there’s only jno
Way out of that—let’s go back to the
clufc. ’ -fctray Stories.
fudge Taft, with Gov. Hughes of New
York, Went Before the Country
on Their Records, and
Are Pledged.
The keynote of the new administra
tion is obedience to law. Judge Taft
himself has sounded it. It was en
thusiastically received. Addressing a
body of business men, the victor in
the recent contest spoke for prosperity
under the law, and his hearers rose to
him with approval. The country will
follow suit. In that sign we shall con
I quer.
If anybody asks. Why have empha
sized so plain a point? let him recall
the disclosures of the last few years
in the business world. In many quar
ters not only was law being violated,
but practices prevailed which in good
reason railed for prohibition. Men,
alone or in combination, with cunning
and large resources were a law unto
themselves. They had adopted the
Vanderbilt motto, and were swimming
In privilege and gain. “The public be
d—d!” Trusts were in their glory.
Railroads were building or breaking
down towns, fixing their own prices on
commodities and making and unmak
ing public servants.
In New York state the very dregs of
the population—the race track gam
blers—observing what was going on at
the top impudently copied it. They
set up for a law unto themselves. Rac
ing should go on according to their
chart and interests. What had fJov.
Hughes to do with it? Let him bo
ware. If he made any more noise he
would be pulled down at the polls and
i man put in office who would keep
his place.
When the great body of the people
got a square look at the situation they
wondered. For a moment it seemed
incredible that such outlawry should
for so long a time have gone practi
cally unchallenged. Then as the won
der grew indignation grew, so that
when President Roosevelt, moving
first, and Gov. Hughes, coming into of
fice later, took up the gage of fiat tie,
sentiment for the law took immediate
form. Congress had all necessary pop
ular support in its enactments to
‘shackle the cunning” of the big law
breakers, while the legislature at Al
bany had the support necessary to
"how the gamblers their limit.
Judge Taft and Gov. Hughes went
before the country on their records
and the records of their party, and
both were superbly Indors -d. No more
impressive majorities have ever been
achieved than stand to the credit of
those two men. The one go?s into the
White House, and the other remains
at Albany, instructed by the peop’e to
execute ail the law now on the books
and ask of the lawmaking authorities
such additional statutes as may be
necessary to conserve and strengthen
all public Interests.
Judge Taft, speaking first, pledges
himself to obey instruct ions. Gov.
ifughes, in turn, will do likewise. They
will continue what both have done
nvflch to help inaugurate—‘‘the reign
nf law.” AH activities within the law
are encouraged to go full speed ahead.
V1 without the law, and defiant of the
law, are warned to ring their harking
bells and withdraw from the course. A
word to the unwise, spoken by such
men. should he sufficient.
There may he murmurs. Lawbreak
ers have no good opinion either of the
taw or officials who execute the law,
out such influences are not to day po
tent in our affairs.
Taft's Southern Trip Profitable.
The vote In those southern states? In
which voting still means something
Indicates that Mr. Taft's courteous at
titude wns not lost on the southern
public. In Virginia, an additional
seat In the house of representatives
haH. apparently, been won by the Re
publicans. North Carolina has sent
three Republican representatives to
Washington and the Democratic ma
jority In the state has been decreased.
The city of Richmond has seen, for
the first time in years, a Republican
campaign conducted by the most re
spectable and substantial element in
the community. In Georgia, free
speech and a free division of opinion
have been countenanced, and both the
Watson ticket and the Republican
ticket have received generous sup
port. The old Bourbon Intolerance
has given way to liberality and mod
eration. and the south Is beginning to
awake to the fact that Its own politi
cal and material development has
been retarded by the failure to en
courage Its people to think and act
for themselves.
Will Not Stand for "Bryanism.”
One demonstration of the rumpaicn
hist ended in thin, namely: That De
mocracy can not win before the Amer
ican people In Its present alliance
with that system of political notions
and purposes which, for want of a
more definite name, the country has i
come to call Rryanlsm Before De
mocraev can come again Into power it
must find a new and better creed,
based upon principle*, and competent
by Its jiowers of appeal to command
the respect of the country. The Amer
ican people will not turn over the re
sponsibilities of government to a
party of shifting ideas and policies,
ln< king the assurance afforded by fixed
principles and habits, and whose sue
cess would be nothing less than a
menace to the business prospects of
the country.
"How did It happen?” asks Mr.
Rryan. For that matter, how does It
•Iway* happen?
Democratic Newspaper Stands in Feat
of “Reactionaries.”
The New York Post sees dangei
ahead for Mr. Taft, and the dangei
must indeed be a very small one tc
escape the eagle and prophetic eye o:
»he Post. Mr. Taft has carried a gooo
deal of driftwood along with him to
victory. Cannon and Dalzell, Payne
and Cardner are liable to think that
his triumph Is one for reaction in
general, and that they have carte
blanche to break all party pledges and
to eat, drink and be merry. Hut the
Post will throw upon these delin
quents the cold shadow of Its watchful
“Nothing is more certain than that
President-elect Taft will have his ears
filled with the cry that the tariff must
not be touched. If prosperity rapidly
returns, it will be said that any at
tempt at tariff revision will throw
everything into uncertainty again. If,
on the other hand, recovery lags. It
will be alleged that the country is
waiting till the terrible portent of
tariff reduction is out of its path.
Judge Taft will need all hls firmness
and every particle of his courage to
keep his word on this subject, and to
insist that his party also stand to its
pledged faith. The question of stanch
ness and consistency in this matter of
the solemn promises of the Republican
party to reduce the ti/riff immediately
after the 4tli of March, will he the
very article of a standing or falling
presidency. This Mr. Taft must
well know; but lie may not yet be
aware of the combined and formidable
efforts that will be put forth in order
to make him swear.”
A Decisive Victory.
If Bryan had been defeated by a few
electoral votes the result would liave
been a public calamity, because dema
gogy would have raised the instant
cry that the will of the people had
been defeated by fraud or purchase.
If Taft had just “scraped through" th«
electoral college and if at the same
time Bryan had received a slight plu
rality of the popular vote, the result
would have been almost disastrous,
because all the shrieking brotherhood
of whirling dervishes, all the Social
ists and enemies of the courts would
have begun an immediate agitation
against the domination of plutocracy
and tlie “buying of elections.”
The actual vote—its magnitude, itp
broad sweep—representing every sort
of sociological and political school, in
all sorts of states—the definitive, en
thusiastic pronouncement for Taft
and against Itryan In agricultural
states, in manufacturing states, in
business communities, and in the
realms of labor, disarms the dema
gogue, makes the victory satisfying
and decisive and convinces one and
all that tlie people by the exercise of
their reason and deliberate judgment
repudiated Bryan and all his follies
and isms.—Philadelphia Ledger.
Sees End of Bryanism.
The New York Times sees nothing
for Bryan but annihilation, and “the
crushing defeat of ambition evokes
not one spark of pity.” The people
have pinned their faith to a states
man proved to ho "capable, just, firm
fair, courageous and wise:"
"Under the conditions of a popular
ballot this decision is the record of
some <,000,000 individual judgments
Men vote alone, they do not think
“lone. The majority millions who
elected Mr. Taft president of the
United States were moved hv a just
sense, common to them all. of the
public weal, by a common desire, a
common purpose to put into safe and
competent hands the executive con
trol of the nation’s affairs. Their judg
ment was unerring, their decision was
given with an emphasis that reflects
the soundness of their understanding
and the fl*m convictions of theli
minds. In a sense it is astonishing
but we expect the American people
when their enlightenment Is appealed
to. to behave in just that way. Nc
Oner triumph of republican institu
tlons and of the republican theory of
government was ever recorded."
Mr. Taft and the Catholics.
Mr. Taft's letter, dated October 9. to
Rev. Magnus I arson, a preacher of
St. Paul. Minn., la straightforward,
sensible and satisfying. It would have
made a serviceable campaign docu
ment. so clearly and sanely df*es it
meet the Issue raised by the clerical
inquirer, but it Is well lo avolf on
principle all religious dispute on the
evo of an election. Mr. Taft effective
ly sets at rest the silly rumors that a
huge sum of money was paid out of
the United Staffs treasury to the
Spanish friars In the Philippines, and
lhat he ever made a special plea foi
the (toman Catholic church In the Phil
ipplnes. ills statement of the United
States government's relations with the
Catholics in our far eastern de
pendency is coherent and valuable on
its own account ns a lucidly wiitten
ciiapter of recent history.
Of course, no large proportion of the
American people were ever affeeted
by the doubts Mr. Parson expressed
In his letter. The votes show that re
liglons bias has no Influence In the
A Charleston (8. C.) paper remark.1
that ' Republicanism, as represented bj
Judge Taft, is stronger and morf
vigorous In the southern states today
limn It has been since the Republican
party was founded." The gHln In this
respect is likely to be one of the im
portant political developments of the
next four years.
Many of the Democratic newspapers
which would like to consider Mr
Bryan politically dead are nho'wicg
an undue fuaslness about ii»c details
and date of the funertl
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