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Pleads for Ample Appropriations
Recommends Numerous Reforms
In the Admlnstratlon of
r i 8tate AWal'-Ar
Jefferson City. (lov. Elliott W.
Jlajor, at the Inaugural ceremonies nt
ho capttol Monday rend his first mes
sago to the members of the general
assembly. The governor. In part,
This Is a proud moment Indeed, and
why should It not bo so? Standing
nt the meridian of life, flushed with
Its activities, Its hopes and Its Joys,
I am honored with the highest offlco
(within the gift of the people of this
(great state.
In taking the offlco of chief execu
tive, I realize the responsibilities I
assume' nnd the Interests of great mo
ment committed to my keeping. In
meeting the duties, however, 1 havo
before me tho record mado by a long
lino ot illustrious sons whose public
fici'vlco adds luster to the glory of
the commonwealth.
Words fall to express my appro
elation of tho peoplo's confidence
such can only bo felt in tho hearts
of men. My one desire Is to servo
that I may leave an impress for good,
and that my administration may bo
ono' of, at least, modest achievement.
In this now edifice wo begin a new
administration and a new chapter.
History, In tho coming years, will
state tho fact lhat I took tho oath of
office In the temporary new capltol
building. May this building, simple
''and clean as It Is, bo emblematic of
. a clean public service. i.ot no act of
.'purV tarnish these chambers above
which now lloats tno ommem 01 our
country, and let us hero dedicate and
ohrlsteri them in the purity of official
AVe havo now closed tho political
forum and tho battle Hags are folded
Let no rapier leap to tho sunlight,
- let no qunrrel bo among us, but rather
Jet us labor to advancu our state
along every lino that wo may achlovo
f the highest purposes conceived by a
groat citizenship.
Today, three and one-halt millions
of peoplo aro building a new and
greater Missouri, and while they labor
In tho business marts and tho forum,
let us do woll our part. You aro tho
representatives of the people, freshly
chosen from tho field of business
activities. You see nround you tho
crystallization of a progressive and
constructive spirit which Is destined
-to give us a greater stato tomorrow,
. jVou must be Imbued with tho 'spirit
ot tho now day, and meet the now
conditions In tho new era.
In tho matter ot constructive -logls
latlon, you alono can act I can only
recommend. You aro tho builders
the moving and the driving spirit,
.You ,cnn forge ahead and push tho
j - f ' M..nn....l'n a 1 1 1 1
lijgher In tho skies, or you can still
Jho whcols ot progressive achlevo
jnents. Bo safo, conservative and
fair to every Interest because you
can not servo the people faithfully
and efficiently if you distress tho lo
. gltlmate business Interests of tho
stato. Bo not radical nor extreme,
but rather placo your feet upon tho
middle path, for after all that Is tho
jpnth ot safety and will ultimately load
;us to tho door of bucccss and com
moVclal and civic glory.
There aro many questions of Impor
tance which must bo considered by
35011, in parrying forward the progress
ive spirit and in meeting the pledges
to tho people, to which,' In this ad
dross, I wish to call your attention
Educational Interests.
Among the first considerations of a
peoplo Bhould bo tho causa of educa
tion, for it is one of the foundation
utoucH' ipon which rests the fabric
of this splendid stato and matchless
republic. 1 would hither leave my
impress upon the educational Inter
.estu of the country than In any other
way -Wo havo a great university,
five norma! schools, a splendid public
ecfiool, system and the largest avail
nbio public school fund .of any state
1u tho. Union, save one.
' Tho public schools of the state aro
truly .its universities, and tho real
achievements of a people aro meas
ured by tho efficiency of Its system
of popular education. Look well to
(tho ulucatlou of tho youtlt of the land,
ifor.- tuoreln lies tho safety nnd hopo
.of.'fijiy future, as no stato or nation
cunjrlBO nbovo tho clmracter and In-
tclUB'cn.co of Its cltzcns. In order
Ithnt the cducutloual. Interests of Mis-
Welcorpe Chanqes,
"Farming . methpda have- changed,
haven't they?1' "Yop," ropljc'd; Farm
er CorjitoBpel; ".now a manthlnks he's
unlucky s!t ho li'is to borrow ti'ipliey on
I4I8, place,, He; Used to think lie was
lucjfy If he was able to.'V-Waslilngton
Btnr. ,
' ' , , , , .
, Wlsle Wlille.
Uncto John "Willie, If you could
linvo, your way, who youlfl you rathor
Ijo than anybody else?" Smalt Wll
ie "Just mo If I could always Imvu
my way."
(i5r-s Z
sourl may bo advanced, this legisla
ture should creato an educational com
mission, consisting of three or flvo
members, appointed by tho governor,
to serve without pay, but whose ex
penses should bo paid out of the gen
eral revenuu fund.
Having established the rural high
schools, the law Hhould provide that
tho high school graduates In both tho
rural aud city schools who attain a
certain grade should be given a cor-
tnln class certificate to teach without
an examination thus providing u re
ward for merit nnd a prize for effi
ciency. Teachers, as a rule,' should, havo
better wages, and tho profession be
placed upon a moro substantial basis.
There 1b no economy in employing
nnythlug but tho best talent. Tho
children havo tholr school days but
once. They can only pass that way
ono time, and tho opportunities pre
sented, if lost, arc lost forever.
Wo havo n great university at Co
lumbia, school of mines at Itolla, with
normals at Warrensburg, KIrksvllIo,
Maryvlllc, Springfield and Cape Girar
deau. They represent tho stnto's in
terest in the cause of higher educa
tion, and amplo appropriations should
bo made to meet the rcasonablo re
quirements of theso institutions.
Public Roads.
Tho public roads of the common
wealth aro its highways of commerce.
They constitute tho strongest link in
the chain of commercial greatnoss,
and aro tho first ovldenco ot commer
cial progress. In fact, good roads are
tho great Applan wnys over which
truo progress must march.
The stato is allvo to this necessity
and two things aro necessary to bo
considered: first, an ndequato system
for public expenditures and road
building; second, tho providing of
revenue by tho state and tho local
subdivision, and this may necessitate
a constitutional amendment.
To accomplish this, wo must neces-
sarllyi have a stato highway depart
ment and a county highway depart
ment, tho county department nrtlcu-
lating with tho state department, and
through which departments we can
have a completo system for supervls
Ing and building public roads.
To tho end that our great resources
and opportunites may bo properly ad
vertisod and a wholesome Immlgra-
tlon brought among us, 1 recommend
tho enactment ot a carefully prepared
lnv providing for tho appointment of
an Immigration cpmmlssloner and as
slstaut commissioner to properly ad
ybrtiso our resources and advantages
to the world.' Thcro should be a
branch offlco located at Springfield,
nnd placed In charge of tho assistant
commissioner of Immigration.
Land Reclamation.
We have moro than 4,000,000 acres
of swanii) and overflowed lands In
.Missouri, This rich, alluvial soil Is
awaiting tho tlmo when Its fertlfo
acres can bear abundant harvosts. It
constitutes one of tho stale's most
vnluablo assets, and Ita reclamation
and protection would ultimately add
$500,000,000 to our wealth. It would
Increase tho assessment of real eS'
tate for purposes of taxation at least
$1 50,000,000, and produco f 200,000 u
Cruel, Cruel Answer,
"See, darling!" uud Mrs, .luutwed
held up for her husband's gftzo throp
minora arranged so as to. glvo a
many reflections, "I can get u triple
ylow of myself. "Humph!" gu'rglod
her bruto of n man, struggling with
his collar. "You moan to ho qulto
popular with yourself!" Judge.
Where They Stand.
Somo men who bollnve they aro
conporvatlves aro only doud to tho ap
preciation ot the real possibilities nnd
needs confirm'"" them. Push,
ditlonnl state revenuo annually, be
sides adding greatly to tho local reve
nues. This legislature should provldo a
special department for this work, and
continue It on a broader nnd more
definite basis. It can be done for tho
same amount of money now being ex
pended, oi a small Increase, and will
prove, In the end, n great Investment,
not only to tho owners ot tho lnnd,
but In tho advancement ot tho state'
and In tho Increase of Its revenues.
In tho matter of taxation no sys
tem1 can be devised which will be per
fect. Tho Ino'thods of handling this
question aro as numerous as there aro
men wrltng upon tho subject Tho
burden of taxation does not fall upon
tho rich nor the poor, but rather upon
tho great middle, classes. No moro
taxes should be collected from the
peoplo than aro necessary to efficient
ly administer the affairs of tho state.
I opposo any policy or effort to un
necessarily Increase tho burdens of
tnxatlon on tho citizens. I am not,
therefore, seeking any subjects upon
which tho police power of tho sjjito
can lay Its hand by Imposing u ll-
censo feo or a proporty tax. This
legislature should creato a tax com
mission to study tho questions of tnx
atlon and report its labors to the next
legislature, to the end wo may rovlso
and Improve our revenue system.
Eleemosynary Institutions.
A higher standard of efficiency
must bp established In our eleemosy
nary Institutions to tho end that the
inmates may bo properly treated and
receive more humane, consideration.
Wo havo four state hospitals for tho
insane, in which aro confined an aver
age ot 4,000 lumatos each year. It
seems to mo tho stato has failed to
meet Its full duty to theso unfortu
nates. Wo aro too npt to look upon
theso Institutions as places merely ot
incarceration places where tho un
fortunate citizenship Is confined.
To the end that wo may dlschargo
a higher duty, thcro should be created
In this stato an oltico known as med
ical supervisor for the hospitals for
tho lnsnue. Ho should bo a man emi
nent as u specialist In nervous dis
eases, and paid a salary sufficient to
secure the best talent In tho land,
Public Service Commission.
A public service commission is ono
of tho necessities of tho hour. Tho
creation of such a commission is n
progressive step which, In view of
past experiences, every stnto must
take. In dealing with questions aris
ing ns to our laws nnd orders of
boards, affecting tho public service
corporations of tho state, I havo had
perhaps as extensive an experience
on account of tho two-cent passenger
faro and maximum freight litigation
now bolng considered by tho supremo
cqurt of tho United Stutes ns any pub
Ifc official In tho ropubllc. Tho right
of tho stato to regulate tho charges
and tho conduct of overy business im
pressed with a public use Is no longer
questioned. Practical oxporlenco has
demonstrated that tho laws In tholr
present condition and the old methods
aro Insufficient and lnadequato to
mtfot preBont day conditions. I, there
fore, recommend tho passago of an
At Least Knew His Value.
A native, named Appu, of Kotahaua,
Ceylon, recently attacked his father
ujid inolhor with u miillot while thoy
were asleep, and noarly killed thorn.
Tho excuso ho subsequently gavo was
that ho was disgusted with his "mis
erable parents for having such a low
down son,"
As to Dignity.
If I am walking In tho very eye ot
heaven and feeling It on mo whore I
go, there 1b no question for mo ot hu
man dlgnltyvMeredlth.
cfllclont public service commission
law, with ndoquato powers given tho
commlsslon to fix and rogulato freight'
and passcngor rates, express rates,
telegraph and telcphono rates, tho
charges or oloctrlc light, gas, wator
nnd power companies, nnd nil other
public service corporations doing busk
nesA in the stato.
Worklngmen's Compensation Law.
With the growth and development
ot our transportation facilities, fac
tory systems and Industrial progress,
and with tho incrcaso In tho number
of unskilled workmen nbout high pow
er machinery, tho necessities domnnd
tho cnactmont of a worklngnisn's com
pensation Ihw. Ona of tho prima ob
jects of a worklngmons compensa
tion law Is to avoid tho great waste
attoudlng the litigation which arises
under tha old -tystoni employers'
liability laws.
The practical success of a working
men's compensation act depends upon
Its simplicity, (loflnltoness, reasonable
ness and compatibility with our stato
nnd federal constitutions. Such a law
must be fair and Just, both to em
ployer anil employe. Committees ap
pointed by the last leglslaturo havo
Investigated the subject, and no doubt
are now ready to enact a proper law
upon this subject.
Court Procedure.
Tho Judiciary committee in both
branches of this assembly should so
rlously consider tho question ot en
acting legislation which will simplify
court procedure, really tend to bring
nbout an earlier determination of liti
gation and reduco the cost In both
civil and criminal cases to the mini
mum. The Item of criminal costs I
ono of the heavy drains on tho state
revenues. The necessity of reform
along these lines is felt and advocated
by both the bench nnd bar ot tho
state, and should he brought about,
even if changes in the constitution
nre required.
To whatever extent legislative en
nctmcnts can accomplish this reform,
such should bo passed, nnd to the ox
tent that changes In tho constitution
aro necessary to achlovo this end,
proposed constitutional amendments
should be submitted.
Pardon Board.
There should bo created a board ot
pardons consisting of three members,
whoso duties should bo to consider
tho applications for executive clem
oncy, and make recommendation to
tho governor In reference thoreto, and
to, on their own account, grant pa
roles. Thoro should be reforms In caring
for and protecting the deprndontH In
the city nnd county .Institutions.- and
moro humane considerations required
to bo accorded them by law.
Combinations In Restraint of Trade
Tho laws of this stato against pools
trusts nnd conspiracies havo proven
effectlvo and, as recently construed
by the stato supremo court, seem
sufficient to reach any aud all ar
rangements, agreements or under
standings mado with tho view to
lessen, or which, In point of fact, tend
to lessen full nnd frco competition.
It Is my opinion, however, that cer
tain phases of the penalty provisions
should bo nmeiKioa so as eitegnveiy
to reach and criminally punlsft indl
viduals who, from without tho state,
manage and control tho affairs and
transactions of corporations and con
cerns doing business within tho stato
In violation of tho anti-trust law.
Primary Elections.
Tho stato primary, law affords at
amplo opportunity for every ono to
enst his ballot fo'.' those whom ho
may wish as party nominees. 1 am a
strong advocate ot tho stato primary
law because It moro nearly approach
es tho real rulo ot tho peoplo. Thoro
aro several minor ndmlnlstratlvo de
fects In the law which should bo per
It should further bo mnchi a felony
for any person or persona to print,
distribute, circulate or use n copy or
a facsimile of any primary ticket, or
any part thereof, prior to or on prl
mary election day, to tho end that
combinations and slate-iriaklng may
bo prevented.
In Conclusion.
While Missouri has ever ranked
with the Hrst states of tho republic
her star Is still in its ascendency and
has not yet reached tho meridian
height nor tho zenith of Its glory, and
tho stato is today tho fairest blossom
plucked from tho Louisiana Purchase.
Sho Una stood In tho forefront in
every lino of progress nnd her lanco
has over pointed to tho field of battle.
Whon Jackson and Pnkonham were
struggling at Now Orleans, tho cov
ered wagons drawn by oxen were
bringing to the territory of Missouri
tho noble men ujuI women whose
splendid lives, fortitude and heroism
bulldod hero a state unequalcd In the
glnllo of tho globe.
Tho oxecutlvo door Ib now open to
lovery man, both rich and poor. No
man win uo ncaru necauso no is ricn,
aud no man will go unheard because
ho Is poor. As tho representative ol
all tho people, my hoiirt Is In tho ser
vice, and that for th accomplishment
of progressive things.
I.ovo Is watchful, and, sleeping,
Blumbereth not. Though vearled, It
Is not tlrod; though pressed, It Is not
straitened; though nlarmed, it Is not
confounded, but as 11 lively flume- and
burning torch, It forces Its way up
ward and securely-, passqth through
all. Thomas a'Kompls.
"Now If 1 can got somo acquqnlnt
anco to Indorso my note" "Wot
tor try somo stranger." Houston
Urges Fair Industrial Conditions Im
portance of Good Roads Agrl
'culture and Farm Credits
Initiative and Referendum.
Jcfforeon City, Mo. Gov. Hadloy'a
mcssago to tho 47th General Assembly
was received at the opening session
Wednesday. The governor, In part,
I feel that I can with entire fairness
congratulute tho peoplo ot Missouri
upon tho condlton ot tholr public ser
vice, and also upon tho abseuco of any
substantial differences ot opinion be
tween tho various political partes
upon public questions which havo
horetotoro been tho subject of active
political controversy and division.
Tho various state oducntlonnl, elee
mosynary, ponnl and reformatory in
stitutions havo been well conducted;
substantial additions aud now build
ings have, in many cases, been con
structed; a marked Improvement in
tlio physical condition p all has been
effected; modern and more scientific
methods ot nianagemont havo, In
many Instances, been established; and
the mouoy appropriated by the stato
for tha maintenance ot theso institu
tions has been honestly and wisely
A mnttor ot first concern In the con
duct of public affairs is the condition
of tho state'B finances. When I took
tho oath of offlco as governor on tho
11th of January, 1900, a serious, It not
an alarming, financial situation con
fronted tho peoplo of this stato. Dur
ing tho biennial period that closed on
tho first of January, 1900, the appro
priations amounted to $10,441,025.88,
while tho revenues available for that
period amounted to only $8,191,254.07.
This loft appropriations to tho amount
of $2,230,371.81 that wero outstanding
nnd unpaid. After a careful Investiga
tion of all ot theso excesses ot appro
priation tho forty-fifth general assem
bly found it necessary to reappropri
ato approximately $1,000,000 or tho ap
propriations mado and unpal'd during
tho proccdlng biennial period, mnklng
tho appropriations for tho biennial
period ending January 1, 1911, $10,
231,930.15. As it was estimated that the reve
nues avallablo for tho payment ot
theso appropriations would not nmount
to exceed $8,700,000, it became neces
sary for additional funds to bo pro.
vlded, or elso the stato would be con
fronted with a condition of Insolvency.
I urged upon tho forty-fifth general
assembly tho enactment of a number
ot revenue measures, only ono of
which received its approval, uamely,
a bill changing the system of inspec
tion! of petroleum by abolishing tho
various coal oil Inspectors throughout
tho state, creating tho offlco of stato
coal oil inspector and Increasing tho
foes for the inspection of tho refined
products ot petroleum. This resulted
In tliq addition of approximately $200,
000 each blonnlal period of the state's
In nddltion to these new sources of
of rovetiuo, tho condition of tho state
treasury was relieved by a number
of unexpected reincorporation foes of
largo corporato Interests and by tho
$150,000 fine Imposed In tho Standard
Oil litigation. With this udditlon of
approximately $1,000,000 of revenuo
each biennial porlod and tho annual
Increase in tho assessed valuo of the
real and personal property Bubject to
tho general property tax, together
with tho practico of economy in all
tho' departments ot stato and tho state
Institutions, all appropriations mado
uurlug tho last four years that wore
necessary for tho conduct of public
nffalrs havo been met, and a surplus
ot $500,000 Is now to bo found In tho
stato treasury.
Much can bo done towards bring
ing about fairer industrial con
ditions, which, of necessity, nffect
the condition ot, Bocioty as a
whole. Scientific Investigations, as
well as humanitarian Impulses, de
mand that tho stato's power should
be exercised to tho fullost extent to
prevent child labor and labor or wom
en under such conditions as will Im
pair health and Individual efficiency
and result in weakened bodies and
Another law tending to tho estab
lishment ot a larger measure of so
cial and Industrial justice, concerning
which all political parties aro now
happily agreed, is a workmen's com
pensation law.
Ve now Impose a tax upon collat
eral inheritances, which goes not to
tho genoral rovenuo fund, but tho
stato university. In my opinion, tho
proceeds from this fund should bo
How It Happened.
' "It Is enld that tho name of tho first
Chinese aviator Is Fwz Yu."
"That Isn't hs namo. When ho sig
nified Ills Intention of taking up avia
tion his frlfnda'all hollered: 'If I was
ou I wouldn'tl' nnd the Chink report
er on the bcouo thought thoy wero
lollerlng; 'Fwz Yu. I wouldn't.'"
Not His Taste,
"Are you Interested In contempor
ary history?"
"Not much. I am moro Intorostod
In what Ib going on now,"
twnod Into the general rovenuo fund.
and In addition to this a gonoral 1
herltanco tax should bo imposed with,
as I havo stated, an exemption ot at
least ten thousand dollars, and, It
constitutional, the ttauio Bhould bo
mado graduated rather than flxod.
I again recommend that thorn should
bo an equalization of saloon llccnsen
throughout tho state by fixing the
maximum now provided by statute, In
order thnt the amount ot this tax
should not bo loft to tho whim or ca
price of the excise commissioners and
county courts throughout the state.
Thoro Is no work which la moro Im
portant for tho people of this state to
actively encourage than tho work ot
building good permanent roads. Only
about 5 por cent of tho 110,000 miles
ot public roads of tho state hare been
made dependable- for uso 385 days In
tho year. "While moro prbgfeaB has
been mado during tho InBt two or
threo yoars than In a long number of
years in tho building of roads in this
state, much moro should be done than
la dono by the state to aid In the car
rying on of this work.
Tho stato has a further Important
public duty to porform towards tho
agricultural interests of the stato In
enlarging and Increasing education
and Instruction in tho proper use ot
our soil. While Missouri deservedly
ranks high In tho production of agri
cultural wealth and live stock, much
more could bo done thnn baa been
done along theso lines.
Another subject matter of legisla
tion deserving of tho consideration of
thlB genoral assembly Js tho enact
ment ot a law providing for the or
ganization of corporations for tho pur
pose of extending credit to those en
gaged in agricultural pursuits.
Tho support of tho stato waterway
commission should be continued, and
the forestry commission, which has
existed without sanction of law,
should bo provided for to look after
the proper conservation of the seven
teen millions of acres ot woodland In
this state.
It should be a source of congratula
tion to the people of tho stato that
during tho last four years they havo
enjoyed a conduct of election nffalrs
which has given to overy citizen tho
right to cast one ballot uud have lhat
ballot honestly counted ns cast.
I feel thnt thoro should be a chnneo
In what Is known ns tho senatorial
primary election law. That law was
designed to prevent Independence In
voting. It also results, in effect,- In
tho election of n candidate who may
receive a comparatively small portion
ot tho votes cast. I recommend
to thlB goneral assembly the adoptlou
of what ,u known as the Orogon plan,
In case It seems probablo that tho
amendment to the constitution, pro
viding for tho direct election of United
States sonators, will not secure tho
approval of tho necessary number ot
states by 1014.
I prepared and scoured tho Intro
duction In both tho forty-fifth and
forty-sixth general assombllcs of a bill
simplifying court procedure by pro
hlbltlng tho reversal or cases upon
technicalities not controlling tho mer
its ot tho litigation. Strange as it
may seem, this measure was defeated
In both ot those general nssorabltes.
Now I am pleased to nolo that all tho
leading political parties are agreed as
to the correctness ot this measure,
and 1 hopo that some leglBlatlon of
this charactor can bo passed by this
general assembly.
Among tho various departments of
government that aro entitled to spe
cial mention on account of the effi
ciency with which they havo been
conducted Is tho banking dopartmont,
which for eight years has been under
tho able supervision of Hon. John E.
Swangur, During the last four years
not a single cent deposited In any of
tho stato banks or trust companies
has been lost by the failure of such
bank or trust companies.
An nmondmont to tho constitution
nrovidtng for tho inltiatlvo and refer
endum has now been a part of our
organic law for four years. In the
elections of 1910 and 1012 amend
ments to the constitution submitted
by inltiatlvo petitions wore votod
unor Whllo nelthor was adopted,
nnd whllo no ocension hns arisen to
use the referendum, I bollove, on tho
whole, tho effect ot this amendment to
our constitution has been benonciai
Onu ot tho most Important matters,
from a puWIc standpoint, that will
come boforo this general assembly
will bo tho division of tho state Into
senatorial and congressional dirtrlcts.
This question is not only of political,
but ot nubile Importance.
In conclusion, I wish to oxpress to
the peoplo of Missouri, through you ns
their chosen representatives, my Bin-
cero appreciation of tho honor and
distinction I havo enjoyed in tno op
portunlty for public sorvlco that thoy
havo conferred upon mo, and for tho
loyal support J havo received from
tho people of tho stato In overy good
work 1 havo tried to accomplish. I
wish for this genoral assembly nn
ngreeablo nnd useful session, and for
tho nowly elected stnto oftlt-Mb An
administration which will contribute
to tho Biiccegs of overy undertaking
that will mako for tho happiness, tho
prosperity and tho welfare c! Vie peo
plo of Missouri.
The Usual Trick.
"Aro you going to defend yourself
ngalnBt tho charge of grnftlng?"
"Not yet," replied tho nstuto poli
tician, Hyer Hupp "I'm going to find
another system of craft that I don't
caro so much about and see it I can't
sic tho Investigation onto that."
The Reason.
"That young couplo aro not In par
ticularly good odor with tho rich Bet,
are thoy!"
"How could thoy bo in good odor
whon theirs Is a centlesa marriage?"
Collision of lll-Mnnerd Man and
Fire Hydrant Afforded Him Much
"You know tho crowding, uuihlni.
ill-mannered chaps," said Mr. (Josllng
ton, "that elbow their way through
and crowd you oft into the gutter, like
ns not, and pass right on with nover a
thought? I encountered one ot them
this morning In Sixth avenue.
"He overtook mo, coming up from
the rear, walking faator than I, and
when ho had come to me ho didn't'
sheer out, but kept right along, shoul
dering mo bo that I almost fell into
the street But in one brief moment
I was mora than fully avenged.
"Just as this ill-mannered chap
shouldered me I had arrived at a ft re
hydrant, for which I was nbout to
sheer out. You know tho Are hydrantt
Built of cast Iron, very hard, and
standing up rigidly, very rigidly. Ton
can't Just ehouldor a fire hydrant out
of the way, and Just aa this man shoul
dered mo out of his course ho cams
upon the fire hydrant, which with mo
covering It from view ho had not
eeen. Ills next rude, reckless step
forward carried him up against thla
flro hydrant fair and squarely per
bunk! "And it didn't break his log, but
It did make him limp; he limped qulto
perceptibly, I was pleased' to not, aa
ho walked away."
Winter Employment, i
There's a Cleveland department
4nr thnt ha.11 in its emDloy this vrtn
ter Roger Peokingpaugh, shortstop, lnl
tho role ot floorwalker; Paddy LiT-
ingaton, caxenor, as an inspector, an at
Red Nelson, pitcher ot the Phllltea,!
na elevator starter. '
Molntyre to Retire.
Matty Mclntyre, who waa aent to,
the Paclflo CoaBt league by the Box
last summer, nnd who led the league,
In batting this year, la going to retire
from baseball and enter bustneaa.
Warrcnvllle, O. "I havo felt tho
effects of blood poisoning for eighteen
years. I was never without somo erup
tions on my body. Tho terrlblo itch
ing caused mo much Buffering and dis
comfort, whllo tho rubbing and
scratching mado it worse. Last spring
I had a terrible breaking out of blls
tery sores on my arms and limbs. My
faco and arms wero almost covered
with rash. I could not sleep and lost
nineteen pounds iu flvo week;,. M7
faco was terribly red and sore, and
felt as If my skin wns on flro. At last
I tried a sample of Cutlcura Soap and
Cutlcura Ointment and I found them
so cool, soothing and healing, that I
got somo Cutlcura Soap, Cutlcura
Ointment, and Hcsolvent. I bathed
with hot wator and Cutlcura Soap,
then I applied the Cutlcura Ointment
overy night for two months, and I am
cured of all skin eruptions." (Signed)
Mrs. Kathryn Kraftt, Nov. 28, 1911.
Cutlcura Soap nnd OIntmont sold
throughout tho world, Sample of each
tree, with 32-p. Skin Book. Address
post-card "Cutlcura, Dept L, Boston."
Words of the Aviator.
"So you took a flyer in tho stock
"Yes," answered tho regretful-looking
man, "and hit an nlr pocket."
A woman always scorns to think a
man can mako over his silk hat as
easily as sho can mnko a now bonnet
out of tho ono sho woro last year.
Stops Coughs - Cures Colds
Hair balsam
BClMntri ind IxLoUilcj lh tube.
ar v iva imiuuut vuiwi
tTCTfnu nair rati 10
iw. wnq fi op at
125 Egg Incubator $
ana orooaer Ton
1 rara iottnr
HockUi. llOitUr,
coppM deubl
Wisconsin Incubator Co.,
um. if ait 1 or it taaif.
unj fffactne.wia.
lrreo HomeitODds
In tlie neir Dlilrlcu of
lanltoba, Haikilctie.
wan ana Albert there
ru thousands ot l-'rre
lloniesiradt left, which
to tho man inatlui ntr
In S Trura Mium will h
worth fruoilJJtopiprr
cm, -jncao lanaa iif
woll atlautfd ti, ffralr
growing and cattlo raisins.
kxcuuxt nmtTiT nciums
in many eases the rallwajs In
Canada hare been built lu ad-
vanre ot Beiutmonu ana in
abort Unio tbera will not ba
eouler who need l more than
tenortwelreiuUra from a line
of rullwnr. Itallwaj Ilatea aro
Social Conditions
Tim American SeitUrlaatbnn,
1 n Western t nod. lie I a not tt
atranser In a et.ranita land, bay
jug- nearir a wiuion or ni
uooploalrMdeettlvdtnere. If
i.'uufuiirvujanow wnjineoon
ul oil of tho Canadian Settler la
In sturo, rates, eta, to
a, a, cook.
iti w. ai.,oMM tit?, ate. 4 (J.
amaaMee.tlt SIX. TJMaToaWOiU
Canadian Ctorarasaaa,
vuureee aq porta,
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h iui urn.
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