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J. Ogaen Armour or Chicago, who
Is himself worth numerous millions,
does not think much of money. That
is, money in his philosophy is a guar
anty neither of worth nor character
and is by no means that touchstone of
happiness which it is generally sup
posed to be, particularly by those
without it. Also, he observed that
the poor man has as much chance to
be happy as the rich man.
Incidentally, Mr. Armour said that .
he was nothing more than a working
man, and a hard working man at that.
Mr. Armour said: "Maybe you
don't think I work! Why, every man
must work-if he is worth a million.
if he is worth a hundred millions or k
if he is dependent on his weekly sal.
ary. We ought all to take our places
in the great organization and work
of the world
"You know money doesn't mean
everything. In fact, very little in
some cases, for the full value of it is
not gained. Take the sons of some rich men; their money Is squandered in
drinking and otherwise.
"I am the son of a working man. I was brought up to work. My father
tramped from the Atlantic to the Dutch Flat in California. With a pick and
a shovel he worked as a miner and was glad to work. He had to work to
"8ometimes a poor man is far and away better off than a rich man.
I watch my men. I know the lives of many of them. That doesn't mean only
the men who are close about me, but the men in my plant Some with only
a moderate salary are far happier than men to whom the worth of a bank
means no more than a box of clgars in value to the ordinary person. Be
eapse a man has money, that does not make him any better. Perhaps it
would be better if all men were .equal in wealth; still if that utopian condi
tlon were brought about, there would be some in the world that would corral
the dollars of the others and we woulf come back to the conditions of the
present day.
"But, let me tell you something right here. I have no rich men working
for me; I don't want them. R hen a man takes a position and is rich enough
not to be dependent on the salary which comes from that position he has
reached a stage when he Is not worth a continental."
In Wisconsin history is being made
In respect to state government. With
a board headed by Governor McGov
ern and including strong members of
the senate and house of representa
tives of the general assembly-also
the secretary of state-the finances
of the commonwealth are kept under
close surveillance and, as ah all-Im
portant departure, progressive eco
nomic and social reforms are investi
gated and here and there put into
practice. The state board of public
affars is the name given to this body
of such sweeping and variegated
power. It has seven members.
The board is a combination of the
legislative and executive. Legislative
ly it investigates the financial needs
of the state departments before the
legislature itself convenes; the board
makes up a budget of departmental
Saenses and submits this to the gen
eril assembly. This budget is based
on actual needs. Economy is the
slogaa in compiling it, The board supplants half a dozen committees of the
assembly, not only in regard to finances, but in the field of new legislation,
aeforms and progressivre laws that mesa something to the people-all the
people-of the great badger state
This unique governmental force was created by the legislature of 1911.
hlsted of providing for several separate committees to investigate and re
et oas a variety of highly interesting matters, the legislature enumerated
peadlng problems in one bill and appointed one. committee to consider all.
The reven able men who do this work serve without extra pay and are
asigned by a staff of economists, educators, accountanta and students.
Summarzled, the bokard's chief duties are:
1. It is a governor's council with the governor as chairman. It advises
hlm on state affalrs and discuasses with him all changes In state admlnistra
thv matters.
2. It is a hold-over legislative committee that studies all the great
problems affeeting the people's welfare, social and economic, and reports
smeething coscrete on them to the legislature.
S. It sto a bureau of economy and efficiency in state administration. makl.
a rp the budget and cutting down expenses wherever possible.
inley J. Shepard met Miss Gould
sees a. *r entering the operating de
partument of the Missouri Pactflc-lroa
Mountain lines. in June. 1911 He
accompanled Miss Gould and her
party last March over the Denver &
Rio Grande lines when she made a
tour of inspection of the railroad
T. M. C. A. bulldtngs. A elose friend
ship eprsne up from that trip
and the son of a Connecticut mints
tte who died recently. He has ben
'-n~A work since 1889. Before
entering the serviee of the Gould
limes he was with the Northern Pa
eti and the earte Pe.
When R. F. Rush. president of the
Missour Psellc-lron Mountain lines,
was also cboeen president of the Den
ver & Rio Grande in January. 1912t.
Mr. Shepard was selected as hls as
aistant. and recently his appointment
as assistant to President Rush on the
MWlsori Pacife-Iron Mountain. with
)uihdlction over all departments of two big railroads, was announced.
since going to 8t Louis eighteen months ago Mr. 8hepard huas been
active socially, and Is known uas a lover of books. a musician, and an all
ruend athlete
1 frst saw Miss Oould on our trip of inspection in the southwest," said
Mr. bShepard the other day "Up to them I had no more idea than you have
what she was like. Before then I had admired her in an impersonal way for
the wonderful humanity and beauty of her nature I then was charmed
bI her remarkable personality
"Thbe annoouncement of oar engagement is about the pleasantest news
rye heard, and hebar acceptance of my offer has flattered me highly The a
zmagements and plane for the future have been up to Miss Gould and her
relatives ino the east I am thoroughly delighted now that our engagement
has been announced
"The date for the marriae will be arranged by those in the east I'd
ayr, howbeu , that the marriage will be sooa"
Flourishing Frog Farm.
Miss Isa Morgan, a Maryland girl.
e Iaats what Is probably the most I
- m-e- enterprise aIn this country-a t
. •lag hirm-end Is maklng money out a
St. Sh ws a stenographer. but ail- I
Ag, ealth compelled her to take up I
udr l .. The rfull grown fros
S at s to $ a doses b when sold
hg Il Uxtra large specimens she l
o s tIgIai laboratories. reestv. i
agstt a $ * M h tor ham a
Tea in Universal Use.
Today tea Is used the world around
t It is the natural drink of Russia. ex
i tending all over the Russian empire
t and into Siberia It is the favorite
beverage of all Asia, Including Tibet
India. China and Japan. In England
I Canada and the United 8tates tes
drinking Is praetleed by practicall3
i every household. Millions and all
lios of pounds or tes laves are oe
Alesian Variety Comes From
Molten Streams.
Australian Chemist Gives Reason for
His Selief--He Makes Discoveries
That Prove of Value to Culti
vators of Land.
Sydney. N S. W.-One of the most
remarkable features of Australian ge
ography is the presence of vast un
derground seas which cover enor
mous areas in Queensland and New
South Wales, the smaller ones in Vic
taria, and along the extreme western
coast. The problems connected with
their origin, constitution and distribu
tion are among the most interesting
known to science, while there seems
some ground for the claim that our
great artesian system, with all its
mineral contents, promises to be of
more value to Australia than all her
other mineral resources combined.
R. Symmonds, a chemist attached to
the public works department of New
South Wales, who has made this sub
ject his own, has just had a book pub
lished by the department which is
full of original research and startling
conclusions and in which he deals ex
haustively with the whole question
from every point of view. He dif
fers entirely from the recent Inter
state conference on artesian waters,
which unhesitatingly pronounced in
favor of the meteoric origin of the
water, i. e., that Is, that the rainfall
has percolated the porous beds under
the influence of hydraulic conditions.
The diminished flow in many of the
wells, which has been so frequently
noted of late, was attributed by the
conference to the continual draining
of the supply by the wells, which have
been put down in much greater num
ber of late years, and, therefore, they
recommended that some of them
should be closeS down.
On the other hand, Mr. Symmonds
holds that the supply is plutonic, or.
in other words, that it comes from
the molten lavas in the Interior of the
earth. It appears that when a crys
talline rock like granite is heated to
redness in vacuo enormous volumes
of gas and vapor are given off, which
accounts for a great deal of volcanic
action, for the presence of the large
amount of gas found in artesian wa
ter, and apparently for much of the
water itself. The fact that there is
very little common salt and other
chlorine compounds in the artesian
waters at the lower levels, the amount
diminishing with the depth, is regard
ed as strongly supporting the plutonic
origin, as, if it were meteoric, the wa
ter would absorb mcre instead of
less salt in its passage through
the soil.
Several other facts are adduced in
support of the conclusion that the ar
tesian waters have been expelled in
a state of vapor from molten masses
of rock in the interior of the earth,
such as the high temperatures of
much of the deeper water, the large
quantities of gas imprisoned therein,
the ascent Of tha water, which is so
noticeable a feature in connection
with the bores, being attributed by
Mr. Symmonds to the presence of the
gas and its expansive force.
The complete absence of chlorine.
from the hot water encountered dur
Consumptive, White-Haired at
'4 28, Is Admitted to U. S..
Peruvian Writes Story and Immigra
tion Officials Allow Him to Go
- Was Lost in Andes for 180
Dayes-Found by indians.
at -
.i New York.-A man with pure white
hair, wasted frame and hollow, burn
L. ing eyes that bespoke the consump
tive, wrote in Spanish a brief history
of himself that made the immigration
officials. shudder, and they allowed
the stricken man to go.
The man who wrote his name,
Miguel Rios, though white-haired and
wrinkled, is but 28. Also he is stone
When he arrived, a month ago, from
Iquitos, he was held and was to be de
ported. Inquiry developed. the fact
that his father, in Lima, Peru, is im
mensely wealthy, and also that young
Rios has plenty of gto!d.
Rios, a year ago, was a gay young
senor in Lima, Peru, the only son of
a rich father, and he tprned night
into day. When thL good doctors told
him he was a victim of the white
plague he gathered a camping outfit
and started for the Andes, which lie
back of the town. The mountains
had cured others of consumption and
Rios went light-heartedly, his guide
leading the llama which carried the
camp pack.
While hunting one day he parted
from his guide, and night fell. For
days he wandered, living on berries
and roots.
One hundred and eighty days from
the day he was lost some Putomayo
en Indians, a few miles from Iquitos,
'- stopped to watch five vultures wheel
ing slowly overhead. By gauging the
center of their flight the Indians
vs found the pitiful wreck of what had
r once been young Miguel Rios. He
was unconscious and nearly dead. His
hair had turned snow white and he
was totally deaf. Jabbering like an
idiot, he shrieked at his rescuers.
'r Careful nursing at Iquitos brought
back sanity. Then he learned he had
crossed the Andes.
nd Laberer's Wife, of South Shields, Eng
ex land, Left $128500 by Youth
Ire She Befriended.
It. -
et London.-The wife of a shipyard
ad laborer at Dunston-on-Tyne. Mrs.
tes Longtwon, has inherited a fortune of
113 $128.500 left her by a man whom she
il befriended some ten years ago Mrs.
a Longeon. who at that time was living
at South 8bleds took pty o a sa,
ires outh seventees who an
výý'+w ".r.
"~ ' .' ti
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Miss Helen Gould, the philanthropical daughter of the late Jay Gould. di
is to wed Finley J. Shepard. assistant to the president of the Missouri
Pacific railroad. A
ing the excavation of the Simplon tun
nel is now accepted, says Prof.
Gregory. as proof that such water
came from a plutonic, and cObld not
have come from a meteoric source.
Several most interesting discoveries
have been made in connection with
the artesian waters of recent years.
One was that the constituent elements
in some of the higher and lower lev
els in the same well differ very con
siderably, the former being generally
injurious and the latter beneficial to
vegetable growth. The injurious ef
fects of the higher level waters are
attributed to an alkali which com
bines wtih clay to form a substance
known as a diffusible colloid, which
expands in soil treated with these
waters, blocks the pores and renders
the soil unfit for agriculture. Hence
the bad reputation of artesian waters
as an irrigant for agricultural pur
poses. But this difficulty can be
overcome by constructing the wells in
such a way as to enable the beneficial
waters at the lower depth to be tap
ped to the exclusion of the injurious
ones at the upper level
Henry E. Huntington Buys Romney's
Picture of Mrs. Siddons of
New York.-Henry E. Huntington,
who has figured extensively in the
last year as a purchaser of rare books
and paintings. has Just bought the
famous portrait of Mrs. Siddons, by
Romney, which has been one of the
art treasures of England many years.
The price paid is given as $150.000
The painting will go to the Tunting
ton country place near Los Angeles.
me 4--------"'- w - '
Still dying of consumption, he sail
ed for the United States, in hope of
finding a specialist who might cure
Extraordinary Discovery Is Made as
to Ninth Kansas Cavalry-One
Trooper Makes Application.
Topeka. Kan.-Not one member of
the 9th Kansas cavalry, one of the
state's most active regiments In the
Civil'war, is drawing a pension This
fact developed recently upon receipt
of a letter by state officials from H.
B. Lapham of Lorton, Va., a member
of the 9th Kansas.
Lapham says that when he applied
for a pension recently he was noti
fled by the pension officials that no
other member of the regiment had
ever drawn a pension, that he was the
first to make application and that he
would have to induce five other mem
bers to apply, making six in all, be
fore the consideration of granting
pensions could be taken up. Informa
tion regarding surviving members of
the regiment is being sought by
In One Day Fills 114 Boxes of Oranges
With an Average of 150
Palermo, Cal.-Miss Laura Cowden
holds the record for packing oranges.
whic.a she established by packing 114
boxes in one day. Considering the
ftr. that between 80 and 90 boxes a
day is consiJered good work for 4 man
Miss Cowden's showing In packing
orangr~ is remarkable. She earned
$3.99 for her day's work.
The former record of 109 boxes, ,'as
made by a man In the Drescher pack
ing house three years ago. Fruit men
consider that if a packer reaches more
than 90 boxes there has not been
a minute of lost time.
As a box contains on an average of
150 oranges 1i will be seen that Miss
Cowden handled over 17,000 oranges
The packers are paid 3% cents a box.
stranded. and for some time provid
ed him with food and shelter. When
he obtained work and left her house,
he vowed never to forget the kind
ness she had shown him. He went
to Australia and by farming on a
I large scale made a fortune His fath
er, mother, brother and sister died.
and he was again friendless He died
In June last from an injury caused by
a fall of stone, and it was fotand that
he had remembered his former beas
faetrsa By his will be left aD his
Spesoal estate - arm leads, esttle ad
Twelve French Villages Praised for
Quickness In Getting Ready
to Fight.
Paris.-The curious mobilization in
cident when 12 villages o nthe east
ern frontier were deceived into think
ing that France was at war, has end
ed in a storm of congratulations.
The brigadier of gendarmerie, Blion,
is at liberty. The fault for the mis
take was not his fault at all. The
telegraphic apparatus in Ahracourt
postomce woke the postmaster up in
the middle of the night, and, being
half asleep, he muddled his instruc
tions and transmitted mobilization or
dera to 12 villages without adding the
word "exercise," which would have
told those concerned that the - order
was merely for maneuvers on a small
M. Default, the postmaster, has now
been rechristened "En Diffaut" ("in
fault") and has been temporarily sus
pended from his oice.
But everybody else has received
warm congratulations from headquar
ters. All the mobilization operations
were caried out without a hitch, and
wonderfully quickly.
Horses and food were requisitioned,
everything was done in capital order,
the men came to the colors singing
all the reservists came from twenty
to forty-five years old-and marched
brightly and without excitement to
their posts.
The result is an excellent object lee
son of the perfect readiness of the east
ern frontier if war were to break out,
and M. Miller, the French minister
of war, has telegraphed congratula
tions to all concerned.
Centuries Old, Several Hundred Feet
High and Growing In Little Ex
plored Canyon.
Hood River, Ore.-"In the forest
reserve between the headwaters of the 4
west fork of Hood river and the
Bull Run lake are some btrge trees,
bigger than any I have ever seen
anywhere else in the northwest," said
George T. Prather, a pioneer news
paper man and orchardist of the Hood
River valley.
"My attention was first called to the
giants of the forest about fifteen years
ago by L. Ferdinand Floss of Latour-.
elle, who made a visit every summer
to the northwest base of Mount Hood.
Mr. Floss at that time had a com
munication in the Oregonian relative
to the trees."
The trees are said to be several hun
dred feet high and to stand on the
fiat of a hidden canyon. Steep bluffs
on either hand shut in the gorge in
which they rear themselves, and this
reason is given for failure of those
who fish in Lhe Lost Lake district
to have found the trees. There are
two species of the great trees.
One has a yellowish and not very
rough bark and is straight and as
round as a candle. It has no Hmbs
to a great height, and has a beautiful
crown. The second species is cedar.
Californian Guards Family Sarcoph.
agus From Vandals-Alarm'Rings
at Police Station.
Los Angeles. Cal.-To seeure to him
self and his wife the perpetual r tht
to occupy a sarcophagus built recent.
ly in his front yard. Ernest Kellner, a
wealthy mining man, residlng at Ven
Sce, a neart by resort, deeded the
tomb to the city.
Kellner stated that he took this
action as a precaution taltnst the
apossiblity of the burial compartments
being destroyed by any persons a
a quring his property In the future.
a The tomb is equipped with modern
a burglar proof apparatus, including as
alarm that would warn the occupants
t of the adjacent residence should any
I one attempt to tamper with it. The
alarm also is connected with the Ven
ice police statlon.
I- Jewelry to Mrs. Longeson. Mrs Long
a con is to proceed to Australia. and
, when the estate is realized, she will,
1. with her husband and two children,
t go to Chill, where Mr. Longacon wasu
i born.
I. Flnds 64,44 on Drunkard.
I Jersey City.-Patrolman Payers al
y moat died of shock when he discover
t ed 4.844 on the person of David
SO'Keefe, retired butcher, whom he
a und lyin in a staper, bat who is
I 1. tha eharusa weet a
Thought, at Times, that She Would
Die. Saves Herself, Also
Touag Girl WhoseTroubles
Were Similar to Hers.
Clarksv!lle, Tenn.-Mrs. II. L. Ma.
son, of this place, writes: "I want to
write you a few lines in regard to
your medicine, Cardui, the woman's
Before my marriage I lived in Ev
ansville, Ind. I suffered very much
with womanly trouble. I thought, at
'times, that I would nearly die with
pains in my stomach, and backache.
I saw your medicine advertised. and
sent and got a bottle. The first bottle
helped mºe, and I haven't been both
ered with any of my old troubles since.
After nmy marriage, I lived in MIt.
Vernon. Ind., and one of my neighbor's
girls sufferod like I did. I told them
to give her Cardli. the woman's tonic,
as it wauld h,,lp her, and it certainly
did, right away.
I will surely recommend Cardul to
all women, for I think it is a good med
icine for all kinds of womanly
If you are suffering from any of the
ailments peculiar to weak women,
such as headache, backache, sideache,
nervousness, sleeplessness, etc., we
urge you to give Cardul, the woman's
tonic. a trial.
It should surely do for you, what it
has done for thousands of others, in
the past half century, who suffered
with similar troubles.
Begin taking Cardul today. Your
druggist sells it.
N B.--tr., n: CMeansw's Maline Co.. Ltaei,
Advisors Deptwartt, Chanaacg.oo, Te f
,da l Irmrs,,, w yoar cue and 64-boo
Tmenat far Wm n'semf in plain wmapper. Ad..
Problem in Physics.
A native of T., on the coast of Scot
land, when the contract for the build
ing of the first three steamers fitted
with electric lights at the local ship
yard was completed, formed one of
the social party gathered to entertain
the electricians, says Ideas. In a
burst of candor and comradeship, he
was heard to say to one of the wire
"Mon, Peter, efter workin' wi' you
on they boats. I believe I could put in
the electric licht masel', but there's
only one thing that bates me."
"Aye, aye, Sandy. what is that?"
Inquired his interested friend, willing
to help him if it lay in his power.
"Weel. mon," replied Sandy, "It's
juist this: I dinna khn hoo yet get
the lle tae rin alang the wires."
De Quiz-Paid for your Christmas
presents yet?
Do Whiz-Say, let's talk about some
thing more agreeable.
Representative Pujo was talking In
Washington about the currency.
"It must belance." he said. "It
must balance automatically and deli
cately. It must resemble the Christmas
" 'Oh, John, dear,' said this chap's
wife. 'I'm sorry you've got all those
heavy parcels to carry!'
"'Welr, you see,' John panted, re.
assuringly, 'my pocket is very much
lighter now.'"
I don't want a woman to weigh me
In a balance; there are men enough
for that sort of work.-Oliver Wen
dell Holmes.
It takes all the fun out of doing a
thing if you get paid for doing it.
When a woman gets fat it doesna't
broaden her mind.
FIor Infants and Chlldre.
The Kind You Hau
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lion. Sour Stomach,Diarrhoea.
WormsConlsions.Feverish- For
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d fac Siaile Sgnature of
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l1i. ia woil-rful (ld ltrnarl 'PubIhltsh
th. ,;hle I 'harmacvutzilt ;aborato r
C1.i ..go.
"We dined out last evening. P
graced us, as usual."
"How so."
"Got to the end of the
with three forks and two spoons
Sunday In London.
A Sunday in London is justly
ed by the stranger. It is true tb
are certain theatrical entertain
but they are for private soc
There is now agitation in favor
opening theaters on Sunday to,
public, and many, among them
actresses, and our old friend
R. Sims, stoutly object. In the
of argument some one has dug
facts to prove that in bygone
the English were not exemplary iI
servance of Sunday. A chrosild
estimated in 1805 that more than
000 Londoners spent the day In
and tea gardens, "and the co
of these pleasure seekers at n
he calculated to be as follows:
50.000; in high glee. 90.000; d
30,000; staggering tipsy, 10,000;
zy, 15,000, and dead drunk, 5,000."
Fire in Bank of England.
The first fire within memory
curred at the Bank of England,
don, a few days ago. The fire
out in the southwestern p'rtiun
the building. The flooring and
Ing were considerably damaged.
outbreak was discovered by the
of England authorities, and a
by their own appliances in S30
utes. A lieutenant and a doses
of the Irish Guards on duty at
bank, with fixed bayonets,
the police in keeping the crowd
from the building.
"What have you ever done to l
distinction? In other words, IM
have you ever done that was righ
or out of the ordinary?"
"I once had a part in the
transfer of several shares of
on the New York exchange."
Their Cinch.
"Guns have an easy Job,
"How do you mean."
"They're employed only to
Straggling Along.
"Is that a monthly rose?"
"It looks more like a wesakly
to me."
The Condition.
"Can your wife keep a secemt?
"Certainly, it there Is
around for her to toll it to."
"Do you file your letters?
"I do the rasping ones."

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