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The retirement of Joseph W. PIal
ley of Texas from the 'United States
senate narks the close of one of the '
most remarkable political careers in
the history of congress. For more
than twenty-three years S,-nator HIal
ley has served his party in the halls
of the lower and uipper houses.
Espousing the cause of )Democracy
be entered congress as a representa- /
tive from the Fifth Texas district,
while only twenty-seven years old
In the senate he took the lead in
almost every debate, was always an
effective speaker and was one of the :
most praised and maligned Democrats
in that body.
Senator Bailey served in the fifty
second, fifty-third, fifty-fourth and
fifty-sixth congresses. He aligned
himself with the Bryan free silver
policy early In his congressional ca
reer. Despite the fact that he had
risen in the ranks of the lower house
to a strong position of leadershil he
was severely criticised by the Populists of Texas and after the national con
vontion of 1896 he announced that he would not again be a congressional
Mr. Bailey did not quit politics, however. Indeed his refusal of the con
gressional candidacy was regarded as one of the shrewdest moves of his
political career. It brought him prominently before the people of his home
state with whom he was a prime favorite and in a measure forced his elec
tion as Urfited States senator
This election was made in 1901 At the expiration of this term he was
reelected to that body, his term expiring March 4, 1913.
"Czar Nicholas rules over the larg
est empire on the globe; he draws the
biggest salary of any ruler; he is
the richest man in the world." said
a well-known Russian the other day.
"Those are three things which Amer
ica with all its 'biggest' cannot
equal." he added.
Well-informed Russians say the
czar is wealthier than Rockefeller,
Morgan. Carnegie or any one of the
Rothachilds. Attention has been
drawn to his vast wealth by the re
cent death of Count Dendrikoff, his
* "man of affairs."
Just how wealthy the "Little
Father" of all the Russians is no one
seems to know. It is doubtful wheth
er he himself could come as near
telling what his balance is as perhaps
the Standard Oil trust king could
name his. The bookkeeping in the
domain of the oil king is more scien
tific than among the Russians.
It is estimated, however, that the
czar's income. including his salary and profits and dividends from his vast
property, is-about 37% million dollars a year-$3.125.000 a month, or $104.166
and a few odd cents a day.
To begin with, his salary for ruling the Russians is approximately 8s
millon dollars a year as fixed by the "civil list." Out of this he gives about
one million dollars in subsidies to operas, theaters and academies, and di
vides one-half to one million dollars between the grand dukes and grind
duchesses. His mother, the dowager empress. and his wife, the czarina, are
said to receive from him each $125.000 annually for "pin money." From the
time of their birth he is also reported to have set aside $50,000 yearly for
each of his four daughters. Into his son's savings bank he puts $100,000
everv Christmas.
Fresh from her experiences in
Glacier National park where she rode
great distances on horseback and
camped among the Indians. Miss Hel
en Taft, daughter of the presldent, is
this winter throwing herself with re
newed vigor into the work of the
('amp Fire Girls. Even before her
experiences in the west. Miss Taft
was a member of the national coun
cil of the organization. The stimelus
of Miss Taft's Interest is having a
wide effect in this noteworthy or
ganlsatlon, the object of which is .o
get the nation's young women back
to nature.
Not only has Miss Taft taken up
a part In the official direction of the
organization. but she has organized a . .."
Camp Fire of Girls in Noel house, a -
social settlement at the national cap
Ital. Under her guidance this camp
fire bids fair to be a shining example
and inspiration all over the country
At first Miss Taft joined the Camp
Fire Girls under the pledge of secrecy as she dreaded the notoriety that
wonld arise from It. once the press got hold of it But the argument was
made to her that the very fact of her interests, as daughter of the president.
would do more to forward the movement than any other single action, and
that such a step would be followed by other prominent society girls of the
na'lonal capital and leading American cities.
Miss Taft then consented to the necessary publicity and her action has, as
prophesied, awakened widespread Interest among the daughters of the rich
and prominent, and this has resulted In tremendous growth of membership
among the Camp Fire Girls.
-Time was. and not so very long
ago-about twenty-five or thirty
1 years-when they called the first
• long-distance telephone installation
in this country "Vall's Folly" This
characterization was originated and
encouraged by certain conservative
old gentlemen in capitalistic circles
in BIoston. who refused to invest in
a project which was being advanced
by Theodore Newton Vail. then en
tering upon that elusive period of
life's span commonly called the
"prime," but even then showing pop
session of that valuable faculty ot
grasping a situation In its inception.
and lookng temperately. but confi
dently Into the future, which sent
him from a $40-a-month position as
a railway mail-clerk to the presidency
of a corporation capitalized at $250.
Mr Vail had the courage of his
convictions In those early days of
. telephone development, and he had
long before put all of his money Into the business. As a result he Is where
he is today, while the conservative old Back Bay entlnmen-well, they are
mell  D sh Dmn
Uses to Which Abandoned Ships
H ve Been Put.
San Francisco Steamer Stranded Off
Guatemala Is Made to Light a
Town-U. 8. Warship Served
as Hotel in Chili.
San Francisco.-Suppose you lived
in a blistering bit of a Central Ameri
can village, with the jungle steaming
on one side of you and the sea blaz
ing endlessly on the other, with
smelly kerosene lamps for illumina
tion and the luxuries of life fewer
than you'd expect to find in an Ari
sona adobe. And then suppose a tidal
wave came along and smashed things
up pretty generally, but ended by
picking up a fine big steamer and
washing her over the bar into shoal
water near the beach, leaving her
there high and dry.
The funny thing about this particu
lar story, however, is that it is true.
says a writer. It actually happened
It was along about four years ago
that the steamer Osiris of the Kos
mos line of San Francisco was lying
off Ocos, Guatemala, when an earth
quake shook that part of the world
and was followed by a tidal wave big
enough to pick up the steamship as
if she had been a fishing smack and
carry her over the Intervening sand
banks to a point near the beach,
where it dropped her neatly between
two reefs just sufficiently far apart
to provide her with a comfortable
When her crew left her, judging
her to be of no further use, a citizen
of Ocos, who had some experience of
civilized life, rowed out to the unin
Jured wreck and cast a speculptlve.
eye over her contents. Later, he sent
to Mexico for the necessary mate
rials, and proceeded to form the Ocos
Electric Light and Power company.
Ocos took the hook all the way down
Its gullet-and then struggled for
more. To think of having a real elec
tric lighting plant! It was hardly to
be believed. And every citizen of
Ocos lorded it over the citizens of
the other village seaports along the
Guatemalan coast which could not
boast such munificent luxury.
Then, behold, as Joy and pride were
a t their height, what should happen
but a brief communication to the Ocos
Electric Light and Power company
-rancis Charles of Capua Hasn't Had
Haircut or Washed Himself In
Recollection of Attendants.
Rome.-Extraordinary revelations
are made of the mode of life of Fran
cis-Charles of Bourbon, prince of Cap
us, who is seventysfive and has tived
a madman's life for forty years in the
Villa Marlia Capannori. For several
years now he has not spoken, having
apparently been struck deaf and dumb
in an apoplectic seizure. Every morn
ing at S a servant knocks at the door
of the prince's bed-chamber and hur
riedly places the breakfast tray-a
sumptuous repast-through a sliding
window inside the room. The prince
jumps out of bed naked, throws a toga
around his shoulders, and hides till
the domestic has disappeared. He
cannot bear any one to see him. He
has neither shaved, had his hair cut.
washed or cut his nails within the
memory of his oldest retainers. For
merly, if he saw any one approaching
him, he would make the most terrible
noise, but nowadays, unable to give
vent to his feelings thus, he claws
at the air in front of him and lashes
out with his fists, though the intru
ders may be one hundred yards or
more away.
But the most remarkable perform
ance takes effect after breakfast. Day
after day, year in and year out, no
matter what the weather is like. the
unfortunate old man rushes stark
naked out of the room, down the cor
ridor, across the terrace of the villa
to a chair. It is always the same
chair. Once it was removed and the
prince fell down in one of his oft-re
curring fits. Seated on the chair he
dresses himself slowly, being general
ly presentable by midday. The rest
of the day is spent within a circle
of four or five square yards. The
prince never moves further away than
that from the chair. Round ani round
he walks, sharing his meals with the
He takes great delight in smashing
all the crockery each day. At 8 p. m.
is time for bed. A servant appears
and that is enough. Fighting the
imaginary foe, the old man rushes off
to his room and locks the door.
Famous as Home of English Sect
Which Put Ban on Barbers-Found
er Said He Would Live Forever.
London, England--The famous Jee
reel temple at Chatham has been of
fered for sale. The building, which is
a conspicuous landmark, was begun
in 1882 by a British solder named
White, who. after an attack of sun
stroke in India, proclaimed himself
the propher of a new religion and
adopted the name of "James Hershon
An article of the new faith was
that none of its disciples should visit
a barber, and the Jezreelites rapid
ly became known in the locality and
beyond it. "Jezreel" gathered hun
dreds of followers and organized a
Society Men and Women See Fine
Residence Destroyed Near
Baltimore, Md.
Baltimore, Md.-Within a short dis
tance from Avalon inn, burned to the
ground late last summer, the home of
Mrs. Frank Baldwin caught fire and
was destroyed. The estate lies Just
west of Chattolanee and near Eccle
toa station. The house was one of
the finest in the famous Green Spring
There are the children of the minister from Argentine and Senora Naon
who have been enjoying their first holiday season away from their na
tive land. The two ielder girls are Isabel and Selina; the elder boy is Ro
mulo; the smaller lad is John and the little girl is Carlotta.
from the Kosmos line of San Fran
cisco, stating that salvage operations
would shortly be begun with an idea
of getting the undamaged hull of the
Osiris into deep water, so that she
might resume her peregrinations
along the Pacific coast.
Can you imagine the grief in Ocos?
Can you conceive the misery of the
mayor, who saw his streets deprived
of their glowing decorations and em
blems of progress?
It has been almost too great a bur
den of disappointment for Ocos to
bear. They have seen their source of
illumination cut off, the salvage crew
at work on the lighting plant's regen
eration, presently they will even be
obliged to witness its actual depar
Although the story of the Osiris
stands alone for tragic interest, there
are other instances on record of ships
carried ashore and used for purposes
little colony of farms and workshops,
out of which he made a fortune. He
began the construction of the temple
with the object of accommodating
5,000 of the faithful of-the 144,000 who
were to be saved when the end of
the world came.
He promised hta followers that he
would live forever, but he died before
the tower was finished. It remains
unfinished today despite the fact that
over $200,000 was spent on It. The
building remained unoccupied until
1906, when it was taken by an Ameri
can named Mills, who adopted the ti
tle of "Princ, .ichael," and proclaim
ed himself the successor of "Jezreel."
About three years ago "Prince MI
chaeFs followers were evicted, hav
ing failed to pay the rent to the own
er, a contractor who had taken over
the building on the death of "Jez
But a London Audience Wouldn't
Keep Quiet at Play Revived at
Kingsway Theater.
London.-George Bernard Shaw's
appeal to audiences for "sobriety"
was in vain at the first performance
of his play. "John Bull's Other Is
land," which was revived at the
Kingsway theater.
The audience tried to comply, but
the witticisms of the play were too
much for a majority of them and seoll
New York School Teacher Sues Rich
Envelope Manufacturer for
New York.-Mrs. Germaine Lewers,
a teacher in public school 33, has
brought suit in the supreme court ask
ing for a separation from her husband.
John G. Lewers, a wealthy envelope
manufacturer on Pearl street, alleging
that he does not dress properly or
wear clean linen.
The Lewers couple were married by
Rev. Dr. Ashley of fit. artholomew's
church on December 1, 1906, and have
two children, Helen, five, and Mar
guerite, three years old. Her mari
tal troubles, the complaint alleges, be
gan in 1908, after Mrs. Lewers had
made a visit to Cambridge, Mass.
Upon her return to New York her hus
band, she says, accused her of flirt
ing with an aged bachelor in Cam
Answering his wife's application for
alimony, Lewers states that not once
in their married life did his wife lay
out for him a freshly pressed suit or
in any way seek to improve his wear
ing apparel and general appearance.
He further states that his wife has
developed a temper which makes their
living together impossible. He charges
that Mrs. Lewers gets a salary of $60
a month and Is well able to provide
for herself.
In his affidavit Lewers states that
Valley, and very near the home of
Walter Brooke, Jr., son-in-law of Mrs.
E. T. Stotesbury of Philadelphia. The
damage will amount to about $30,000.
The fire was discovered in the roof
of the house by members of the
Green Spring Valley Hunt club, who
were just starting on a fox chase
Led by Remund C Stewart, a brother
of Plunkett Stewart of Philadelphia,
the members, including society men
and women, drove their horses to the
scene, and besides fighting the flames
saved nearly all the furniture and
foreign to the builders' intentions.
Perhaps the most noted case is that
of the United States steam sloop-of
war Wateree, which was cashed
ashore by a tidal wave at Arica, Chill,
under circumstances almost identical
to those attending the wrecking of
the Osiris.
It was soon seen that it was impos
sible to get the Wateree off; it would
have cost far more than the vessel
was worth. So she was abandoned
by the crew and sold for old Junk. But
instead of breaking her up the Chilian
who bought her had imagination
enough to see what a splendid chance
he had to make really big money out
of her as a curiosity. So he fitted
the Wateree up as a hotel, cafe and
restaurant, leaving her hull just as
it was, however, and his quaint es
tablishment soon became a recognized
pilgrimage for all pleasure seekers in
the vicinity.
tary guffaws more rapidly merged
Into general roars.
Mr. Shaw appealed in advance for
the cessation of applause and told
the people that they would get out of
the theater half an hour earlier if
they did not applaud until the end
of the play; "that if you laugh loudly
and repeatedly for two hours you get
tired and cross, and that you are sor
ry the next morning that you did not
stay home.
"Have you noticed." he wrote. "that
people look very nice when they
smile or look pleased, but are shock
ingly ugly when they roar with
laughter, shout excitedly or sob loud
ly. Will you think me very ungrate
ful and unkind if I tell you that
though you cannot possibly applaud
my plays too much at the fall of the
curtain, yet the more you applaud
the performance the more angry yqu
make me "
Will of George H. Valentine, Manu
facturer of Cigars, Filed at
Reading. Pa.-The will of the late
George H. Valentine. who operated
cigar factoribs in Philadelphia. Wom
elsdorf and elsewhere, was filed for
probate in court here. The entire
estate of about $200.000 goes to the
son, H. Leroy Valentine. with the ex
ception of $1,000, which is to be in
vested for the use of the Womelsdorf
Cemetery Company, and to keep the
decedent's monument in repair. The
son is named as executor.
he was married after engaging in busl
ness with his wife's mother at 102
West Fifty-sixth street.
He swears that he invested about
$1,500 in a millinery enterprise and be
cause of "a mean business deal" he
was compelled to give up the venture.
Attached to his affidavit is a five
page letter written by Mrs. Lewers
to him, in which she sums up their
married life and decides that they are
no longer compatible, and states her
decision to separate. An application
for alimony and counsel's fee had
been made to Justice Page.
College Expels Smokers.
Buckhannon. W. Va.--Tqwo students
of the West Virginia Wesleyan col
lege were expelled for smoking cigar
ettes and the same punishment is to
be meted out to others who broke the
college rule
Pays Ten Cents for Window.
Philauelphia.-The city treasurerhas
just received a ten-cent piece from a
man who broke a pane of the city's
glass, and whose conscience has trou
bled him since.
Rabbit Resembles a Cat.
Dubolse. Pa-Frank Gearheart of Al
toona, killed a rabbit having long blu
ish and red and white spots. Its
ears were short and its tail long like
these of a cat.
valuable articles on the first and sec
ond floors.
Parrot Arrested In Gotham.
New York--A parrot was arrested
and held in the Tombs here because
it was lost and disturbed a neighbor
hood with its shrieks for its owner.
Celebrate Ninety-Fourth Birthday.
Babylon. N. Y.-Samuel and Wil
liam Muncy, regarded as the world's
oldest twins, celebrated their ninety.
fourth birthday recently.
Farmers' Educational
and Co-Operative
Union of America
aii hrspeu i. Avvleait
The "palmy" days of childhood re
call many a spanking.
Blluster never took the place of
plain, steady, every-day work.
Don't insinuate that the girl who
wears a blazer got it at a fire sale.
He who never takes any advice will
be quite consistent if he never gives
The way to make life a success Is to
plan for, work for, and live for the
things desired.
It is folly to suppose that all things
come to those who wait for some
thing to turn up.
Next to getting the man she wants,
a girl enjoys getting the man some
other girl wants.
Praise, and you will have good
hands. Find fault and you must have
to do your work yourself.
One year with, another, for most
people, crop rent is better than cash
rent. More fair all around.
What the farmer wants more than
credit is cash with which to close up
his credit deals of yesteryear.
That the course of love doesn't run
smooth is demonstrated by the fact
that it's a rocky road to Reno.
No matter how much a man's back
may itch, he doesn't like to be
scratched when he is running for of
Don't tell a friend in trouble that
every cloud has a silver lining, unless
you have time to stop and find it for
It is small consolation to the ball
player to realize that the members of
the militia are also called out on
The race is not always to 'the swift,
but it is just as well to bear in mind
that the tortoise never repeated that
little performance with the hare.
Anxiety is one of the worst of wor
rles; therefore do not stay in town
unnecessarily long and worry the wife
or mother over possible accidents.
There is one thing to be said in
favor of the egotistical man-he is so
busy talking about himself that he
seldom has time to talk about his
Should Get Together on Propositions
to 8ell Products and on Securing
Lower Rates.
Farmers may learn something from
the experience of other business
Many manufacturers have not capital
enough to run their business, and It
is common for them to make an agree
ment with a commission merchant
by which he loans money to the man
ufacturer, receives the manufactured
goods on consignment, sells them.
and out of the proceeds repays the
loan, and turns the balance over to
the manufacturer. The commission
merchant employs a competent per
son to watch the process of manufac
ture to see that it is done to the best
advantage. Experience shows that
this arrangement is advantageous to
both parties. Improvements suggest
ed by the merchant's agent are often
a great benefit to the manufacturer,
writes Everett P. Wheeler in the Ru
ral New Yorker. His goods are sold
to much better . advantage than he
could sell them himself, and he gets
the capital which he needs.
It seems to me that a similar ar
rangement could be worked out by a
group of farmers in any county. If
they would club together, get in toueach
with some of the commission mer
chants who make a business of selling
farm products, they could make an
agreement by which money should be
advanced upon their crops, and these
crops should be consigned for sale
to the commisdson merchant. Agree
ments could be made for lower freight
rates, if the farm products were
shipped by the carload.
Of course the success, of such a
business would depend entirely upon
the efficiency and good faith of those
engaged in it. But this is true of ev
ery business. There are many com
mission merchants who do their busi
ness well and honestly. Every farmer
who has had experience 'knows who
the commission merchants are that
sell his products to the best advan
tage. In short, all this business can
be done if the farmers will combine
and work together in any partlculat
locality. There is nothing that the
federal government can do for them
except possibly to investigate the sub
ject. The federal government has no
more power to charter societies for
the purpose than it has to run a dis
trlct school. If incorporation should
be needed, the state laws offer ample
facilities for the purpose. It is not
new legislation that is wanted, Jt is
really co-operation among the farm
Your correspondent, G.. asks:
"What is needed to save the life of a
co-operative institution if it does not
happen to be a profitable concern?"
My answer is watchfulness on the
part of those engaged in it. I know
of a small co-operative real estate
company that is profitable and has
lived for many years. In all proba
bility it will live for many years more,
because the stockholders watch the
managers and see that their business
is done right
Keeping Calves Well Bedded.
The stomach of the little calf is
very sensitive and easily ruined.
Nothing will do it quicker than keep
ing,. the animal confined in a wet.
dirty pen. Clean the calf often and
bed with a liberal supply of dry
straw oftener. It is no little labor to
keep a stall where several calves run
clean and dry, but there is no other
way if you want to raise good calves.
Eternal vigilance is the price of
everything good in the stock lins
Three important Factors to Be C.i
sidered From the 8tandpola
of the Farmers' Club.
It seems to me that there are thba~
important factors in marketing fat
products that we can consider hfr
the standpoint of the Farmers' ehlu
says a writer in the Farm, Stock adg
Home. To market farm products
must have quantity. We have got
have quantity enough to make
worth the other fellow's while to
us the best possible price he can fw,
that product. We have got to hava'
quantity enough so that it is aa eb
ject to him to get it from us, an
avoid the trouble of picking it
from 20 or 2001 people. It is a gr
expense to buy a carload from q
dozen or fifteen people. It is a gmo
deal cheaper to buy it from one mag;T
You can afford to pay that one ups
a better price. One of the thinglas
want to strive for is to have a lard
quantity of something for sale iat
that we can interest the dealer.
The second thing we want is
formity. We want a large qu
of a uniform product. The best Uh~
tration of this is our cooperkttivg
creameries. Years ago where to
farmers were each marketing $10,
or $20, or $50 worth of butter, -t
each one was making a different VL.e
of butter, different in color, Savse
and appearance, we didn't get the toe:
price for that butter. The man we
sold it to, the middleman, wasn't
blame. He couldn't take the mimt-.
up product and handle it to good A 
vantage. We have changed all that.
We have a creamery, all that butte'
made in one place under uniform p fa
ditions with the best machinery aag
equipment. A man who doesn't 4,
anything but study how to make t the
best kind of butter Is at the head t.'a
the plant. As a consequence, we ha1y -
in our co-operative creameries frol
$10,000 to $15,000 worth of unilor
product from our dairy cows, all ees'
trolled by one man, so far as selline
is concerned, with the result that Oe.
price farmers get for butter-fat on thM.
farm is almost the same as the priew'g
city people have' to pay for butte.r
There Isn't a big margin between the'
farmer and the consumer in the
ter market. The butter market is
the best condition of any of the
products. It seems to be handled
the most business-like way. We ha
a large quantity of a uniform predueLt
The third point in marketing is a
place the man who has something I
sell on an equal basis with the mag
who has something to buy.. If a sag
drives to town with a load of ho,
he is somewhat handicapped. HM
pretty neary has to sell them, or
them back at considerable expiba,
or keep them where they are a GO-,
greater expense. It is especially tu
if he takes a carload of cattle to
stockyards. He can't pay for feed
and keeping that stock. He has 0_
to sell it right there, and then i%,
whatever price he can get for IL
there is some organization or
rangement by which the man
has a product to sell can offer
for sale and still be perfectly free
refuse the offer, he is in a better
sition than he is if he has got to
that offer. So if we can bring
buyer to the seller, or in some
level up that inequality between
seller and the buy we are going
benefit the man' has som
to sell and not e the man
has something to y. We
wont to kill off al he middlemen
fight the commisa(t people.
We need to organize so that
can handle our products on a
ness basis. To illustrate. Take
Farmers' club in Meeker county.
of the things it Is doing is to deviq
a livestock shipping assoclation. T
shipped a small amount of stock t
first year and have gradually gro
until last year they handled $117
of livestock. One man sold out
that community, th* repreentatls
foreman. $117,000. And it act
cost the farmers in that commsalbt
for this one man's wages, a little it
over one per cent., or something
than $1,200 aanually for handUs
that whole $117.000 worth of businem.
Live Stock and Fertility.
It is not Impoesil: 's to build up b
worn farm without ..aking live st
rlaising a feature, but It is a r
deal easier to do it with live stoek
and, we thinlk, tnquestionably mas
profitable, says Farm and Raab:
Live stock raising requires a diveir"
fled system of crope, especially of IL
gumes, which greatly assist in resteoe
ing the land in nitrogen, the elemeg
most likely to be needed; the anmals
consume the feed raised on the far'
and reduce the loss in fertility e',
ments by returning to the soil
manure from animals.
Discard Poor Poultry.
,If there are good reasons for rede'
ing poultry stock, the followil W'
recommended: Reduce by dlscardls'
all inferior, unthrifty and aged spe.
mens. Dispose of surplus male bird"
These eat food and give no retarn,
they also occupy space which shoel
be occupied by profit-making pulle0.
Keep one breed and specialize.
Economy in Liberal Feeding.
Economy on the farm, as well :
in all other business. is admirable,.
but economy demands that you get
every drop of butter fat possible
from every cow In other words, th :
greatest economy comes from f.e4*
ing the cow to her greatest capaelty
and having a cow which will mat
the beet use of her feed.
Development of Acidity.
Acidity In marsh soil develops coU'e
monly where lime carbonate is net
brought in from surrounding hlgbsr
land. This acidity does not interfta
with the growth of crops, provide
the soil is properly fertilized.
Price for Soy Beans. -
At present soy beans command B
higher price for seed than cowpea 

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