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WERE IN CHICAGO YESTERDAY AND THEY SAY FAIRBANKS WILL AC CHICAGO, III., June i.?scnau.T Chas. W. Fairbanks, of Indiana, is slated for President Roosevelt's running mate, despite the Hitt boom which seemed to take well a week or two ago, according to Republican leaders who were in Chicago yesterday. Among them were Senator Spooner and Congressman J. W. Babcock, of Wisconsin, Congressman jesse Overstreet, of Indiana, Congressman Henry Casson. sergeant at arms of the House of Representatives and National Committeeman Alfred Schneider, of Nebraska. Mr. Overstreet said he was practically certain of Senator Fairbanks' nomination for Vice-President and declared he would accept it as a party duty. ANNOUNCEMENTS Of Reduced Fares Authorized* via Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Summer Season, 1904. S 1ir. 1. Atlantic City and Seashore. Special low rate excursions from all points ?east of the Ohio river on June 30th, July 14th and 2Sth, August 11th and 25th, and September Sth. Atlantic City, N. J.. 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Tickets on sale August ) 9 th to 11th, good returning until Au" gust 31st, inclusive. For additional information concerning rates, routes, time of trains, etc., call on or address ticket agents, Baltimore & Ohio R. R. I have a good saloon that -will be -sold quick at a bargain. H. EL Landman , ' ' ' aBBF . r-lW IMIi'i'i' ^ MMimowrlM UNCLE SAM'S CIGARS,' ' j PllKht Qt a Man Who Tried lo Set ? tte ?e? ol the Ca??om?. The customs regulations permit a person to bring hi for his own consumption r.Cl cigars or SOU cigarettes, the ruling of the department being that for customs .purposes C't.r cigars equal that many cigarettes. ~ s a voters are always arriving tvlio do liot know the, regulations or who try to evade them. Nine times out of ten the traveler at once wants to make it a personal matter with the inspector and acts as If he thought thrashing the official wbultlget. his cigars "In free." Then ? he voofs Sown a little and offers -to-pay duty on all over fifty and take tlietii -*? p ft. " e+?5l*/ie o nmv reltKii (if ilJi. 1 Ul'tr tic ouittw >1 uv... __ rage. The smallest number of cigars that call be Imported is S.OOO. All under that and over fifty are seized. The Inspector endeavors to explain that he did not make the law and is responsible only for its execution as he finds it. but that seldom works, and the traveler goes away breathing fire and mad with desire for vengeance. A man came in from Havana recently with a box of cigars out of which he had smoked fifteen. There were eighty-five left. Tito inspector who examined bis baggage told hi a) he could have only fifty. The man declared that it was on outrage and Intimated that he believed it to be perpetrated for the inspector's personal nmusement"Who gets the rest'/" he demanded. "They ore seized for the government." was the reply. Thereupon it was evident to the man that the outrage was for the benefit as well as the amusement of the inspector. "1 don't suppose you smoke?" he sneered. "Not on duty." suavely replied the inspector. "Well, you won't smoke these off duty." cried the inaD and began to break tliein up. "Hold on." said tbo inspector. "You mustn't do that." "Why not?" demanded' the man. "Tbev are my cigars." "No. they are not." replied the inspector. "They belong to the government." No words won Id fit that situation, and the man went away. A little later he charged into the o"tee of the law division, prepared to tear down the custom hou^e. He wan red to know, and lie wanted his information quickly.. "Not my cigars, eh? Weil, they hadn't been brought in yet." "Oh. yes. they had. They were considerably inside the three mile limit when yon had them on the pier" A. little nrgvtinent cooled him off. and lie finally said: "Weili i'll take: fifty, itiicl yi\" can Have the rest." "Von haven't got fifty now." x: i I the official. "Haven't got fifty?" he screamed. "IVl like to know why l haven't. You've said rill a Ions I could have fifty." "Yes. but you broke them up." "I didn't do any such thing. I broke tip the extra thirty-five!" "Ch. no. Those are Uncle Sam's. You were breaking up your own. but I don't think you destroyed them all. There are about fifteen still left for you." And ho her! fo do the best he could to seem content with fifteen. All of which shows again how foolish it Is to kick against the pricks. Most men do it. however, and sometimes they beat Uncle Sam out of his cigars. There have been instances where men so. situated pitched the whole supply overboard in their rage.?Century. Polcrmci. Of Palermo, the largest city of Sicily, a traveler writes; "Its docks, quays and other harbor works are solid and serviceable. Its streets are well paved, the principal ones with large', square stone blocks, well swept and well lighted. Its opera bouse is unequuled hi the whole United States and is surpassed by few in Europe, while two at least of its theaters would he worthy of any great capital. It has a satisfactory sewerage system and a superior water supply. Nowhere, to my knowledge, is water drinking made as easy as In Palermo, and nowhere have I seen such phenomenal quantities of water drunk. Water is kept running continuously before the numerous coffee and refreshment bars, which are 1 open to the sidewalk, and all passers, whether patrons or not. are privileged to make free with the glasses of the establishments provided they rinse tbem properly before and after using." An Italian Barometer. Many country people in Italy foretell the weather by means of a leech in an open mouthed bottle partly filled with water. The water must be changed n wenk-Ttnd a' sDoonfup of blood poured in about , as oftea? . .When,.the weather is good, the ieeclf will remain coiled up at the bottom of the bottle. Whenever rain is near at hand, it Will creep up to the top and stay there until .the weather is settled again. If wind ts imminent,-Jit Wh he very restless : and dart about In the water as though J in pain, while before a thunderstorm It will appear to be in convulsions. It is so generally trusted that at haying time and other seasons, when fine ' weather. Is Important, the leech is one ' of the most "useful, members . of the household. ' i Excbangiiig Cirllltien. The detective who had run down and i captured the bank robber stood in the i corridor of the jail talking to the pris- ; oner-in the ceil. ' w , . ? '.j "Well, my safe blower." he said. "I guess that name fits yon. I've got you safe, anyhow." , "That's all right." growled the pris- ; oner. "You're a safe blower because , I can't get at you."?Chicago Tribune. JSLfjr -- ; r : mmmmsasBM CSE'OFTHE PROVERB COMMON TO ALL AGES AND NATIONS FROM REMOTEST TIMES. The li'ar Similar Itlcon Hare Tntm Root In Diffcreai La?suaifra-I*rovc-rlia on Lack Art* \uiueruos Bad Exprraatvc In All Coaatrlei. Many proverbs have come down to us from remote ages and are common to all nations. It is said tbat n king of Samos worked bis slaves nearly to death ili making a vineyard. This prorok'edbhe of them to propbesy thivt hismaster would never drink of tbc wine. The king, being told of this, when the first grapes were produced took a handful and. pressing tile Juice into a cup in the presence of the slave, derided him as a false prophet. "Many things happen between the cup and the lip." tlie slave replied. Just tlieu :i shout was raised tltiit a wild boar bad broken Into tbe vineyard. The king, without tasting. set down tbe eup, ran to meet it and was killed in tbe cneouuter. Henceforth the words of tbe slave passed into a proverb. From this Greek original came two French proverbs. "Between tbe hand and the mouth tbe soup is often spilt" and "Wine poured out is not swallowed." Neither is so near tbe original as our English, "There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip." It is curious to trace bow similar ideas linve taken root in different languages and the various modes of illustrating tbe same thought. To take, foxinstance. cue or two familiar proverbs in our own language. We say. "A bird in the hand is worth two in the hush." The saiue idea is expressed by Italians when they say. "Better an egg today than a pullet tomorrow." and the French proverb is still more significant. "One bere-It-is Is better than two you-sball-lxa ve-its." "Better a leveret in the kitchen than a wild hoar In the forest." the Livonian saying, conveys the suuie meaning. A well known proverb is. "Where there's a will there's a way." which signifies that if a man has but the resolution be will make use of sueli means as cotne to hand to attain his object. The French counterpart of this says. "He that has a good head does not want for hats." The proverbs 011 luck are numerous and expressive in all languages. 1 xi English we say, "It is bettor to be born lucky than rich.'* The Arabs convey the same idea In the apt proverb. "Throw him Into the Nile and lie will come tip with a fish in his mouth.** while the Oermans say. "If he flung a penny ot> the roof a dollar would come back to him." A Spanish prov erb says, "i^odsend you hick, my son. and little wit will sprve you.** There is a Latin adage. "Fortune favors fools.** and it is to this Touchstone alludes in his reply to Jacques. "C2111 rac not fool till heaven hatb sent me fortune." The Oettiians say. "Jack gets on by bis stupidity." and "Fortune ahd women are fond of fools." There is also 21 Latin proverb which shows that the converse of this holds good?"Fortune makes a fool of him whom she too much favors** There is no doubt that much of what is called success in life depends upon "getting well into the groove" and keeping there!: Some unlucky Englishman is responsible for the saying. "If my father had made me a hatter, menwould have been born without heads." but this can scarcely he called original, as 21 n unfortunate Arab ages :igo declared. "If I were to lracle In -winding sheets no one would die." It is to men of this stamp the French apply the proverb. "Falls on bis back anil breaks his uose:"- the Italians, "lie would j break bis aect over a straw." . "Misfortunes seldom come singly" has rhniiy equivalents In all languages. The Spaniards say. "Welcome. misfortune. if tlioU coinest alone."nntl "Whither goest tbon. misfortune?to where there is moreThe Italians have numerous proverbs in the same strain ? "One 111 calls another." "A misfortune, and a friar are seldom alone." The same applies also to good fortune. "It never rains but it pours." or. as the Arabs say. "If the wind blows, it outers at every crevice." "He that is down, down witb him." has its counterpart in all countries. "lie that falls all the world runs over" is the German mode of saying it. and tlie Portuguese proverb runs. "All bite the bitten dog." while the French equivalent Is. "When a dog is drowning, everybody brings him drinkBut there is a Spanish proverb we shall do well to remember. They say of a tedious writer. "He loaves no ink in his Inkpot." it is Impossible In an article of this length to more than touch the fringe of this wide subject. Referring as they do.to almost every range of human concern and. necessarily associated ' with1* the literature of every period, proverbs have helped to preserve the memory of events and Ideas which otherwise would have been forgotten. The student will find they are abundantly capable" of yielding ebost interesting information. j ' A London Incident. A writer In the London Chronicle says: "An Instance of the Ignorance of Londoners as- to -the addresses of. Important institutions, occurred to tbe present writer In his early youth. He was attracted by a building in Fall Mall and inferred that the stalwart soldier-at the entrance was the representative of the proprietor. Will you please tell me the name of this placeT said the youth from rihe country., The sentry moved not an eyelash. TJdonno what blanky place tbey do call It.' be replied savagely. Some years afterward the youth from the country dlscoverecl that, this was. the war office." I have some fine lots In Morrow Place yet. H. H. Lanliara. ' ' . - i : . ; ?? * 4 . ! George Washington, an aged Irish setter, sat panting in the hot Virginia sun, while Thomas Jefferson, the ' house cat, was sleeping comfortably ' and soundly by his side. Betty Car ter, a young lady of 20 and mistress of all she surveyed, leaned back in j her much-cushioned Madeira chair and watched from the broad veranda a lonely dejected horseman coming up the aveaut. "Billy! Oh, Billy!" called Betty, "do come out here and do your studying, for that terrible Professor Carlton is coming, and X simply won'L again be left alone with him. Now, j run, Billy; that's a dear good fellow." J "Dog gone It, Sis!" said a boyish I voice from the hall, "I wouldn't bo v.-orried with, such long-coal-talled j prissy trash as that; no, not even if he were the President, much less the j professor of a St. Andrew's brother land ail such stuff as that. Now, why j don't you say 'damn,' raise the devi! i generally, and to such an extent that, he wi|l abandon you as hopeless?" j Then in wit.heringly sarcastic tones j he continued; "But, shucks! that's I the way with you girls. You don't ; care whether a man's coat tails arc: i I long or short, his mind broad or nar- j i row, as long as lie wears breeches. I Flirt, flirt, flirt?you do that, as unI consciously as you sleep: and then ! when the consequences are disagree- j able you expect me to always be 'on j tap' to help you out." "Flirt? Why, of course," said Betty that's a most necessary ingredient; and you 'wouldn't have me anything else, I know." Then, turning, she said, pathetically, "But you will stand by me this time, anyway, won't you, old boy? And after tea I promise to help you with your Cicero." By this time the professor was within speaking distance, so Betty leisurely went down the broad stone steps and said in hospitable tones, "Now, this is a pleasure, my dear professor, and you are just in time for tea. I am expecting the Pages in j a few moments, so we can have a joli ly little time of it under the trees; for it's cooler out there, I think. Now. Billy tell Dingo to take Professor's horse, and then you come straight back here to me, for"?with a wink? "you have been studying too hard recently, and I simply will not have your health sacrificed to Latin, Greek and mathematics. Now, hurry back, 1 dear.". J "I had hoped we might have been alone at least a few minutes," said Professor Carlton, casting a reproachful glance at the sacrificed but at the same time obedient Billy. Then with effeminate pathos he continued, "I have ridden 20 miles to ask you to reconsider my proposal." "Oh. there come the Pages!" cried Betty in a voice full of ill-disguised relief. Then, realizing that her self evident gratitude amounted to - little less than rudeness, she smiled in a way that would have corrupted an 1 archbishop, and said, sweetly, "What J a pity they came so soon, because otherwise we might have talked matters over, and you and your eloquence are so convincing." This subtle flattery had the effect of making the professor rub the palms of his hands with dignified satisfaction, and as the neighbors drove u;> i remarked, "Then my little one, I may again try to convince you of my 1 love?" "Oh. yes; but not this evening, and_ please don't again look at me in that tender way, because our friends ?+ o-nacc ---nilr secret, and they bllwuw ? are, as you know, terrible teases." "Well, Betty," said Anne Page, sliding gracefully from her horse, "you may just as well ask me to remain a week, for not another mile do I ride until It turns cooler. And liow is the professor?" said she, extending to him a friendly little hand. "I suppose rather tired, if you have been trying to talk Betty into common sense ways. You may take my word for it, she is beyond redemption." "I can hardly agree with you, my dear Miss Page, for to-day she has encouraged me to bilieve that on one important subject, at least, she is more in my way of thinking." An annihilating glance from' Betty as she again went down the steps to welcome another carriage load of neighbors who were just driving around the circle. "Well, I am awfully glad you people have come, and Just In the niclt of time, too." | "Why," aslced the ubiquitous Dicky Potts, "what's the matter? In the nick of time for what?" "Oh, she has been playing fast and loose with that St. Andrew's Brother up there on the veranda," said Billy, who had Just arrived, "and now that he is reigning "her in she'd welcome any delivcrapce; so' don't let? her graeionsness of to-day.tum your head. b^s^i9!S^Ss?Ss^i&^MiSf^te^ssS^fk^i^^s rat 01 "So that's the game, is it,' Billy? i Well, let's you and I get together and 3 make him suffer; yes, suffer," said he vindictively. "Good!" cried Billy in boyish glee. c "You will do nothing of the kind.'' said Betty, who from experience knew what to fear from the combination of these two. "Dicky, I do wish you would either learn how . to behave "yourself or stay away, for I shall not allow my guests to ba> subjected to , embarrassment." "Oh, Cut it out, Sis. Do you sun- v pose we are going to let that sheepfaced fool marry you? Not on your life." ' "Now ycu are talking like a man," said Dicky encouragingly. "Come over here, Betty," called " Anno Lewis from a rustic bench. "I've got some news* for you that ! simply can't keep." "Well, what is it? Do hurry up nnd teli mo for I must watch Dicky and Billy; they are bent on mischief." "Oh, let them alone. No one pay; any attention to Dicky, and Billy in only a little boy. -' Well, hero's my [ news, okl girl. JJr. Lawson uas jii=l I arrived from New Vorlc and will be over here in about ten minutes." "What!" I ? |- "Yes, he came very unexpectedly; j and, what's more, ho told me what I j had long susi>ected, that he loved you and that you had "kicked him as high as a kite." No, be didn't put it in quite that language, but that's what he meant, only he's elegant and I'm j not. Now, Betty, what's the matter 1 with you, anyway? Do you expeci I to marry something out of the ordinary? Perhaps that is the reason you encourage that professor." Now, don't tease me, dear," said Betty with a nervous little grasp, t "for I can't stand it now." t "Well, I believe you do love Dr. I Lawson, no matter what you say." v "You are right, Anne," said Betty, t sadly, "but after the way I've treat- f ed him he can't still care for me. I ' didn't mean to be unkind, but until he I went away I did not quite know my < own heart, and now It's too late." ,1 "Too late the dlcltens! Why, "< what's he here again for? Betty, I do * believe you've got softening of the ? brain. Well, there he is now. So - - 1? t c you JUSl go auu jjieci. uiiu . . take care of the others." t I^ater on in the afternoon the little c party was gathered on the lawn. i v'Do you Virginians serve mint ju- v ieps all day long?" asked Dr. Dawson, e "I don't wonder at your question," s said the professor with affected hor- i ror. "It is quite bail enough for one c of my age to take them, but for that f child Billy to be allowed the same in- 1: dulgence Is, I think, a mistake on the J part of our charming young hostess." I "Eh?" said Billy, sniffling the air. but before any reply on his part was S possible, Dicky Interrupted. ' "Now, professor, I am deeply inter- a ested In your line of research, in * fact, I read my Bible constantly and a have noticed particularly that where- c I as in it wines and Intoxicants are fre- t i quently referred to, as a beverage, t water was only requested once, and i | then Dives limited Lazarus to just one c drop." , | . A dead silence, the girls tittered. ' hlns>ieri. Doctor Lawson cough ed. Dicky assumed the innocent ex[ pression of an angel on an \ Easter card. Billy choked, then roared. * ! while the professor, with the largest ' , imaginable congregation of indescrib- c able expressions on his face, straight- < ened himself into a Corinthian col- C umn and ordered his horse. "Oh, how could you?could yCiu do ' that, Dicky?" aslted poor Betty; "he will never forgive me, and I simply couldn't help laughlngi" ' ? "Miss Carter, I am told that there are a fiiimber of old and interesting ? Latin inscriptions in your family graveyard. Can we not walk through the garden and se them, for that's the shortest route, isn't it?" "Well, of- all the lame excuses 1 ever heard in my whole life, that's A the worst," said Billy in high disgust, "but she will have to accept him now, for that graveyard is a fatal place, In more senses of the word than one." - o "I sincerely trust they may settle ' e matters satisfactorily this time," said n Anne, "for he is no end of; a fine u chap." c "No, that is not the way to the n graveyard," said Betty,, innocently, h "this is the path." v "Well, suppose we sit here for a b few moments," said Dr. Lawson, "foi <1 those tombstones can wait and 1 a can't; you know, why I came here a again, don't you dear?'' asked he. talc- s Jng her hand. h "No," said that born coquette, moving away from him. "of course 1 |$i don't. You should know by this d time that I am a poor guesser. but s [erhaps that mint julep has gone to '.our head." "Yes, and you to rr.y heart. O, 3etty! do listen to me. Oh, darling! lorling!" "What lovely roses these are!"' tie errupted she, tcaslngly, and such ?ar!y- ones too. They are the Pro'essor's favorites. 1 ara so sorry I lidn't have one'to pacify him with. >eforu he left In miclt indignatletj? Bmm "Is everyone to be considered be* ore mo?" ashed tiro doctor, white krltli wrath. "Here I a in offorlngr : you my life, ay love; ray soul, while you xplain to me that certain lie favorites of another one of your dmirors?is it, can it be^pORsiWe u. .. on really care fttf "I am not goin^^guarry him. if hat is what you mean." "Well, why not? -His - eloquence is istouudlng. his vocation most cveitng. nnd I nru sure you are fond of niik and broth and old ladies*?y<::i. llilnl; you wouid literally shine lit liat position, and I eau't believe yt-v. eally .declined such an honor, did "Well, why?" "Because," said Betty sweetly ,lipping a repentant littlo hand .'Into lis, "because I think I prefer assist ng you in surgery." MUCH REPLANTING VILL HAVE TO BE DONE OWI" t IN PART TO POOR SEED?Cli I ' WORMS ARE DOING DAMAGE. WASHINGTON." May 31.?The veather hureati weekly summary of :rop conditions issued to-day saysgxcept in. the more northerly regions vhere corn planting Is much delayed his morning lias progressed umleavorable conditions but the reports ndicate that a large1 amount of reilnnth.'g will be necessary through>ut the central valleys and Lake redon, due In part to poor seed. Cut vorms are causing much damage m he Ohio valley. and middle Atlantic 1tat.es.A general improvement In the con litlon of winter wheat'is indicated In. he principal wheat States, but the :ondltlon of the crop continues very loor in the Ohio valley. Early sown vheat Is growing nlcoly and tfegen- ' ra] outlook tor this crop, in the pring wheat region in very promisng. Nearly all reports respecting iats indlca'to that this crop has made avorable progress. Early oats are leading as far north as the Centra! dississlppi valley and the southern >ortion of the middle Atlantic State.'. Although, cotton continues small, reneral Improvement in its condition s indicated especially in the central nd western districts where rains lave been well distributed and gener- i r. .'. .Hy ample. Weevil continues to ioirease in the southwest and central , :otton counties of Texas. Tobacco transplanting has progressed slowly n Kentucky, Virginia and North Carillna and this work awaits rain in Maryland. A Grandmother's Tribute. * The following little poem was vritten by Mrs. T. J. Patterson, in nemory of her little grandson,. Har-- .'. ild Bennett Patterson, -who died re :en?y; -mim&tmsisimlocl needed one more angel child, Amidst his shining ibtraSi ; vncl so he bent with loving smileg. And clasped our darling's hand. lleep, darling Harold, sweetly slten God knew that It was best; ioon on that golden sbore we'll And " share onr endless rest. Twas hard to lay dear "Harold away. Deep in the damp cola ground; ,nd to see his empty littie bed, From which there came no sound. Randall Read the Bible Again. Evangelist Randall held services n the Court-house square again last veiling. He read the New Testatent one hour and preached 36 rhintes. " He spoke of his checkered, and ross-barred career from tne cradle early to the grave. He, spoke of the ?w until his a?d!t6w ^ere in police court and one. had to p to him and gave him a donatio i s smi'e being on tlxelr laces ;crued to say, "Go on old ru an Cf i have a good saloon for sarcitis a nice business at a in. H. H. Laaham.