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THE EVENING STATESMAN Established 1861. Official Paper of Walla Walla County Published by STATESMAN PUBLISHING CO. PERCY C. HOLLAND, Mgr. R. C. MacLEOD, Advertising Mgr. Entered at the Postoffice at Walla % ilia, Washington aa Second-class Matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. faily— Iv j Year in advance, by mail... .$6.00 months, in advance, by mail $3.00 One Month, by carrier 50 cents Ore Week, by Carrier 15 oenta Weekly— Okj Yuur, in advance, by mail |IJO Six /ronths, in advance, by mail.... 50 eents •he complete telegraphic newa ser vice printed in these columns la furnished by BCRIPPS NEWS ASSOCIATION •nd is by far the best report pub lished in Walia Walla. - > LJ-:T US GATHER THEM IN Watertown is now a part of the city of Walla Walla and its people are en titled to all the privileges and immu nities of other citizens of the muni cipality. Watertown has few if any wealthy residents, but all are enter prising and progressive and they are willing to pay city taxes in order to have the benefits of city government. The example set by the public-spirit ed residents of Watertown is worthy of emulation by other suburban com munities. This is especially true of the thickly populated district to the south east of the city between Division street and the Berney school. The res idents of this district should get to g-ether and petition the city council for annexation to the city. The Fifty Thousand club should lend a helping hand in this good work. To seek new people from the eastern states when we have three or four thousand just outside the city's gates reminds one of the story of the man who sought all tiver the world in vain for a four leafed clover, and returned home dis heartened at his failure only to find the object of hisquest blooming at his own doorstep. Let us gather in the ITtlanders just outside the city limits and then it will be well enough to hold out inducements to homeseek ers from the eastern states. When we have annexed these nearby Utlanders, the growth of the town will be like that of a rolling snowball and the at taining of the 50,000 mark by the ytiar 1910 will be an easy matter. The Fifty Thousand club and the residents of the suburban districts fav oring annexation should enlist the aid of such able, eminent and progressive citizens as ex-Governor Miles C. Moore, C. C. Gose and Otto Bupp in this movement for a greater Walla Walla. These gentlemen are always ready and eager to take part in the discussion of municipal affairs and in the selection of candidates for city of fices, and there is no reason to doubt that they would give enthusiastic sup port to a movement having as ts pur pose the giving to them of the right of suffrage, the dearest right of every pa triotic Amreican citizen for which thousands have fought, bled and died and for which millions would do the same thing if any attempt should be made to deprive them of their birth right. Under present conditions these emi nent Utlanders and hundreds of others are on the same basis as the women in participating in municipal affairs. They can talk, talk, talk from sunrise to sunset and from sunset to sunrise till Kingdom come, but when election day comes they cannot vote. This is a rank injustice and should be remedied as soon as possible. Let us gather in these Utlanders, these precious four leafed clovers, at our own doorsteps and thus make the population of Wal la Walla at least twenty-five thousand at once. That will be half of the fifty thousand we have set out to get. and the other twenty-five thousand will tumble over one another to get here before the census of 1910 is taken. Let us gather them in while we sing: "Still there's more to follow." AMERICAN AND CANADIAN FARMERS. \\ hen Mr. Hill was in Winnipeg the Headquarters for Fine Diamonds And all Kinds of Jewelry-Watch Repairing 1 fIE JESSIE? MAHTIN'^ w^f iRV COMPANY JESSIE H MARTIN, Gftrfuti* Ovbra n 125 Main Street Eyes Tested Fr-ee rM- _ Glasses Correctly Fitted other day, telling the Canadians about his Canadian railroad schemes, he is reported to have said, among other things, that "our (American) farmers are not as wise or as good a class as the Canadian. Your farmers husband their soil; ours take every ounce they can get out of it." "The American farmer," he declared, "is wasteful of his agricultural resources and does not get one-half of the wheat from an acre that the ground once yielded." "Some day," he said, "real farming will be gin in the western wheat lands —there is little or none, of it up to the pres ent time." Mr. Hill is still thinking about those bulls. It will be remembered that some years ago, to encourage stock raising and diversified farming, he bought and distributed among farmers in the Red River valley, some fine blooded /stock, and he seems to take a sort of bitter satisfaction in repeating the story of how those blooded animals were in some instances made the basis of chat tel mortgages and in other cases sold for beef. Mr. Hill has been a consistent advo cate of diversified and intensified agri culture; and in spite of the unsotis factory results in such cases as in the bull experiment, Mr. Hill no doubt has contributed very much to the spread of diversified farming throughout the northwest. But we are not quite able to understand why he makes the un favorable comparison between Can adian and American farmers. The Can adian farmer is beginning on exactly the same basis on which and at the same place at which the American farmer commenced; he is raising wheat and little else, because his soil produces it, as the American soil did, abund antly, when fresh, and because the crop finds a ready market at good prices. We do not understand, however, why farmers from lowa, Minnesota, Ne braska and the Dakotas, who consti tute a considerable percentage of the new settlers in the Canadian north west, should be any more intelligent and skillful in their agricultural meth ods in Canada, or any more likely to preserve the fertility of their land there than they were on this side of the line. MEAT INSPECTION. It is an author's triumph, indeed, when the entire machinery of the gov ernment is set at work advertising and creating a demand for a book. This is what has happened to Upton Sinclair and his "Jungle." The first impres sions in regard to that book were to the effect that the facts were greatly exaggerated for the purpose of sensa tion. This is probably still true to a considerable extent, but ii is also evi dent from the nature of the report of the United States labor commissioner that there is enough truth in Sinclair's book to save its reputation. Written not primarily for purposes of exposing the conditions prevailing in the packing houses of Chicago, but more particularly as a form of social istic propaganda, it has, nevertheless, created more of a sensation in the in dustrial and political world than any other publication of recent date. An important result is that we are to have what we have not had here tofore —decent and adequate inspection in the great packing houses. L.eft prac tically to themselves, the management, concerned about nothing except making the most possible out of the animals slaughtered, have been providing for the American consumer articles for food so utterly vile that if the facts had been known, the articles could not have found a market even among the lowest classes. The government has the facts now, not upon the authority of Mr. Sinclair, but upon the authority of its own* inspectors, and will insist upon, and secure, that kind of inspec tion which seems to be absolutely ne cessary where nothing but conscience less greed detemines the methods of meat manufacture. Even this was resisted at first by the packers and their representatives in congress; but when the president laid down a card representing the re sults of Commissioner Neill's inspec tion. with the threat that unless In spection of a satisfactory kind tms provided for at once, this report would be given to the country, the packers and their representatives were only too glad to withdraw all opposition. No more conclusive admission of the truth of the charges could b'e thought of than this ready acquiescence of the packers upon threat of exposure. While the president's bargain for inspection is stoutly criticised in some quarters, probably for political effect, conserva tive judgment will generally approve the concealment of conditions in the past (which cannot now be remedied) provided conditions in the future are such as they should be. THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WAuLA, WASHINGTON. AN ANTI-CONVERSATION PARTY. The popular impression that most people talk too much receives endorse ment from the advice of an eastern physician of considerable activity among people who are afflicted with "nerves," who recommends his patients to observe one hour of silence each day. An hour of silence in twenty-four, even for a well person with normal capacity for conversation, would be acceptable, but for one of those semi ill persons who is constantly rehears ing the drama of his or her nerves it would be a boon. There can be no question that the advice of the physician is correct, and yet it seems an injustice that his patients and the neighborhood in which they live should have the exclusive benefit of this boon to tired humanity. His system should be incorporated In an ordinance and enforced by an in spector of hot air. This official should have an adequate salary and a proper number of helpers. It should be their duty to visit domiciles at stated in tervals and take samples of the air to determine whether it has been bandied about in conversation, illegal ly, feloniously and with malice pre pense. The city should supply an ef ficient laboratory in which these sam ples of air could be tested, care be ing taken that they should be not contaminated with the conversational drippings from the council chamber. Talk about your smoke nuisance, the danger of bacilli from the whiskers of doctors, milk men and piano tuners — they are not a circumstance to the de struction stalking abroad in atmos phere which has been vitiated with small talk, especially from persons who for reasons, best known and which should be best kept to themselves, are "off their feed." By all means let us have an in spector of conversation and if the re publican or the democratic par ty will not put the lid on the talkers, let us organize at once an anti-conversation, pub lic ownership, intiative and refer endum anti-monopoly party which will give the people who merely wish to admire the world in bovine silence and solemnity a chance. "If you can't have what you like, try to like what you have," purls Juliet V. Strauss in one of those de lightful yellow "features." We all do that, Juliet, yet we cannot help think ing every little while how much we would like it if we could have the thing we like. "There was a crooked man, who walked a crooked mile, And found a crooked sixpence beside a crooked stile." The question is, what relation did this crook sustain to the Pennsylvania railway system? A rumor states that the president has said he will never see certain senators again unless a stenographer is present to take down the entire conversation. Nothing like "the notes" to refer to to keep the memory clear. A number of eastern cities are de manding municipal ice factories. If the idea is carried out the ice baron will have no one to blame but himself for having slapped with a hatchet the goose that held the frozen egg. It is evident that the Pennsylvania railroad has discrimatory rates. Some of the officers got 1,000 coal company shares, some only 100. One of them got none at all, and he is mad enough to resign. In London it costs you $10 to throw a banana or orange peel on the side waly. If you should spit on the side walk you might be locked up in the Tower. It is suspected that both Herbert Spencer and Walt Whitman would shy a little if they passed the "Spencer- Whitman Center" in Chicago. Walter Wellman. during his trip to the pole by balloon, will be special correspondent for "The Flypaper." Isn't this forcing of pure meats on the public a form of imperialism? Dayton Will Be In It. Realizing that the special edi tion to be issued soon by The Evening Statesman will prove to be a good advertising medi um, the merchants of Dayton have placed orders for space that will require two pages in the publication. Transients In City. Will find splendid accommodations at the Garden City House; 55 up-to-date rooms; modern bathrooms. House is newly furnished throughout. Only three minutes' walk from postoffice; 20 West Poplar street, between Sec ond and Third street. John J., Forger By Grace Charles Copyright, 1906, by E. C. Fare ells "Then you have no excuse to offer?" Marion's voice was dangerously even. Dick Gordon hated those cold, accusing tones. "I have no excuse—to offer," he con firmed angrily. "The woman lam to marry should be content with my state ment that there was a good reason." "Unfortunately she is not," said Mar lon as she laid the ring on his desk. "I cared enough about the matter to come to your office to see you about it Since you want to be Independent, 1 give you back your entire independ ence." His face white with anger, Gordon threw open the door and stood there as ■he passed through to the next room. Over In the corner John J. was busy with the mall, but be looked up with a grin on his freckled face to smile upon her as she went out. John J. approved of Marion. Gordon went back to his desk. The gt)lden circlet lying there was too much for his composure, and, with a groan, he threw his arms forward on the desk and buried his Sead upon them. It had all been very silly and yet very tragic. He had meant to write Marion that there was a meeting of the promoters of the L. and F. railroad and that he would have to be present to furnish them with estimates If he hoped to get the contract. If he could land that order his success would be assured, and in the prospect of winning out he had forgotten to write They were both high strung, and when in the morning she had demand ed an explanation of his broken en gagement without having waited for him to call up on the telephone he had angrily refused to offer any explana tion or apology, and when she had come to his office they were both too angry to arrive at an understanding. Gordon was roused by a touch on the shoulder. He sprang nervously up, to confront John J. "Why don't you go home?" he thun dered. "The office should have been closed half an hour ago!" "I'm going now," explained John J., with unusual meekness. "But you oughter go up and see Miss Marion and tell her you're sorry." Gordon grasped John J. by the shoul ders and propelled him into the outer JOHN J. WATCHED HER ANXIOUSLY. office, while that youngster insisted that he would be sorry In the morning if not just then. The encounter had at least served to rouse Gordon, and he went uptown to the club to spend a miserable evening trying to pretend to himself that be did not about the broken engagement. John J.'s "You'll be sorry In the morning If you ain't now" was pro phetic. Dick moped over his desk all the morning, unable to do any work. A dozen times he reached for the tele phone to caH Marion up and ask her forgiveness, and each time he set it ir resolutely down again, declaring to himself that Marion should have known that he had a good excuse and that she should have waited until he could call her up. It was on her account as well as his own that he was worried about that contract, and if she could not realize that a half mentioned en gagement might have slipped his mind in the pressure of more important mat ters that was her fault, not his. Half a dozen times during the morn ing John J. stole into the room to re mind him that those figures for the L. and F. had to be sent out that evening. Each time he was met with a torrent of rebuke. Then he put on his hat and went out of the office, though his lunch hour was not until 1 "'clock. He knew where Marion lived, and ; the statement that he haij a message for her was enough to get him past the | door. Presently the butler came back I wearing a solemn frown. "Miss Darling does not care to re- i ceive the message," he said. "You tell her I want to see her my self," announced John J. For a moment the butler hesitated, and through that hesitation was lost. Somehow John J. usually got what he wanted, but he was the only person not surprised when Marion sent down word that she would see him. "I want to tell you about Mr. Gor don," he began as the butler closed the door. "Say, he's awful about the place. He can't do any work, and he can't keep his bands off the telephone. If he don't quiet down and write those railroad people he's going to lose the chance of his life." "Why do you come to me?" she ask ed coldly. "I have nothing to do with the matter." "Quit your kiddin'," urged John J. "I heard you yesterday. You didn't speak loud, but your words came through the partition like they was bul lets. You threw him because I forgot to bring you a letter yesterday. It's all my fault for forgetting to bring up the letter." "Do you mean that he sent me a let ter explaining that he would not call last night?" "Sure," was the easy reply as John J. dug In one of his pockets. "He was In a hurry, and I took It on the ma chine for him. Just tell him you're sorry over the telephone so's he can go to work." Marion tore open the letter. "Deal friend," It ran, "I am sorry I can't come to see you tonight, but there's some guys I must see about that rail road matter and I can't come. I'm sorry, but you see this is awfully Im portant, and I know you won't mind. Don't dance with any of the other fel lows. I'm sorry I can't come. Yours till death." It was signed with his full name, and Katherine's eyes twinkled as she read It over. John J. watched her anxious ly. As the smile came over her face his own assumed a look of- satisfaction, and as she replaced the sheet in Its envelope he sprang forward. "Does it go?" he demanded. "WI1! you telephone him?" "It goes," she smiled as she crossed the room where the telephone stood He followed her across. "Don't give me away," he pleaded hoarsely. "Don't let on that I forgot to give you the note." "I won't," she assured as she raised the receiver from the hook. With instinctive politeness he crossed the room and pretended to look out of the window while she was speaking, but the sharp ears would listen, and when she called to him he knew that it was all right and that the important letter would be written. "It Is ail right," she said as she came toward him. "I have telephoned Mr. Gordon, and he understands. It was very good of yon to come up and telJ me, John." "Something had to be done," he pro tested, "and there wasn't anybody else to do it." Marion leaned forward and kissed his freckled cheek. "I should be very jealous of you, John J., If you were a woman," she said. "You care a great deal for Mr. Gordon." "He's all right," assented John J., "If he does have a mad spell now and then. I just let him rave till he gets over it; then he's sorry. You ought to try that." "It's good advice," she smiled. "You didn't tell him that I was up hereV" he asked as he paused at the door. "No," she assured. "Then I should have had to explain about the letter." "He don't like to have me butting in," explained John J. as he slid through the doorway. It was not for several days that Mar lon told Dick of the pitiful little for gery made to bring things out right and showed him John J.'s idea of a love letter, with its inked over rubber stamped facsimile of his signature, but it was a happy moment for John J. when Dick shook his hand, man fash ion, and thanked him for what he had done. "Forget it," was the only suitable re sponse lie could think of, but Dick and Marion cannot. Chaoses In Pronunciation. It requires no very profound knowl edge of English literature to ascertain that the pronunciation of the language has undergone a vast change during the last three centuries. The shrewd conjecture has indeed more than once been hazarded that the works of the Elizabethan dramatist would be unin j telligible to a modern audience if the I native and original pronunciation were adhered to, and certain, at all events. It Is that In many well known passages of Shakespeare the very rhythm of the line Imperatively demands a strange and unaccustomed accentuation of cer tain words. With the peculiarities of a later period most people a/e suffi ciently acquainted. That gold was goold and that china was chaney dur ing the Augustan era Is matter of com mon knowledge. And who can forget Pope's description of Attlcu^: Dreading even fools, by flatterers b«- sieged. And so obleeging that he ne'er obleeged? The last mentioned mode, as well as the two others, lingered on well Into the last century and was habitual with Lord John Russell, though they are all probably by this time as rare as Roo shia for Russia and rarer than Spaw. for Spa.—Chambers' Journal. How Arnold Studied Logic. Here is an interesting story told In the life of Archbishop Temple: Matthew Arnold got leave, at the last moment, to take in "Logic For Respon sions" instead of "Euclid," which he could never master. The day before the examination he went to Jowett, who was his tutor, and asked how he could learn the subject in time, as he was wholly Ignorant of it. Jowett said his only chance was to go to Temple and see if he would try to teach him in one day. Temple consented and, start ing about 9 o'clock in the morning, talked continuously, allowing two pauses of half an hour each for meals, till past 2 o'clock next morning. Ar nold had been provided with paper, but took no notes. He lay back in his chair with the tips of his fingers to gether, saying from time to time, "What wonderful fellows they were!" Soon after 2 o'clock a. m. Temple sent Arnold away to get some sleep, after which he satisfied the examiners la ] logic. He answered every question. FORTY YEARS OF AGE THE FORMATION OF THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC. The Establishment of the First Post. In Decatur. 111.. In 1866—The Found er of the Order, Major B. F. Stephen son—Purpose of the Society. IT is now forty years since the organiza tion of the Grand Army of the Re public. The first post of the order was established In April, 1866, and tills event is generally regard ed by members of the G. A. R. ss making the birth of the In stitution. Even before the close of the civil war. Q. ▲. R. BADGE. however, those who took part in the fighting on the Federal side had been thinking and talking of how to perpet uate the friendships formed and the sentiments engendered in the midst of bloody conflicts and in the smoke and fire of battle. In tent and by the camp fire during Intervals of rest from the wearisome march or the more strenu ous work of fighting, comrades talked of what should be done in years to come, when the stars and stripes should float over a united country, to cherish the memory of those who had fallen in the strife and to honor and preserve the principles for which they fought. The last shot had scarcely been fired In the great civil struggle before the Union veterans began to form socie ties in which to keep up the patriotic spirit which prompted them to enlist in the service of their country, but the idea of a national organization was of gradual growth. The first organiza tions of veterans were those of mem bers of the different army corps. Some of these Societies were formed even before the close of the war. Thus the Third Army Corps union was formed In 1862, and the original object of its establishment was the collection of funds for embalming and sending home for burial the bodies of officers killed in battle or dying in hospitals at the front. The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, composed of officers who served in the army or navy during the civil war, was formed a few days after the assassina- MAJOR B. F. STEPHENSON. tion of President Lincoln. The Grand Army adopted in part the titles of offi cers and general plan of organization >f the Loya! Legion, but admitted the men who were in the ranks as well as the officers. The idea of such an order originated in the minds of Major B. F. Stephenson, a surgeon with the rank of major, and Chaplain William J. Rut ledge. They were officers of the Four teenth Illinois Infantry and, while serv ing together in Sherman's expedition n 1864 talked over the subject of forming some society when peace was won which should prevent the ties of comradeship from being broken and lerve, in the words of Lincoln, "to care 'or him who shall have borne the bat :le and for bis widow and his orphan." rhere were various conferences be :ween Major Stephenson, Rev. Dr. Rut edge and their friends on the subject luring the summer and fall of 1865 ind the following winter, and on April S, 1866, the first post of the Grand Irmy of the Republic received its ■barter, signed by B. F. Stephenson as >ommnnder of the department of 1111- lois and by Robert M. Woods as ad utant general. This was post No. 1 I >f Decatur, 111. A ritual and constitu lon were adopted, various societies of 'eterans soon applied for admission as »osts of the new national order, and be first national encampment was leld the same year in Indianapolis. ; delegations of veterans from eleven tates were present. The second na- j ional encampment was held in 1868 in ; •hiladelphia. In 1869 important amend aents to the constitution were adopted irohibiting the consideration of poll les in meetings of the order. Each passing year finds the Grand Lrmy of the Republic much reduced a numbers, and the time is short in rhich the survivors of the war may old their campfires and reunions. The ounder of the order, Dr. Stephenson, led in 1871. His body lies in the sol- ' iers' plot of Rose Hill cemetery, Pe ersburg, 111., on the banks of the j angamon river. The original badge of the Grand Ar- ! ly was adopted in 1866. The present adge is an evolution from that, as hanges have been made in the design rom time to time. The order had to encounter difficul es at first, but its place in the affec on of Americans has long been well stablished. MONDAY, JUNE 4, 1906 FACTS IN FEW LINES Japan has at last a newspnper in which the same type is used as in our journals. It Is called the Romaji. The people of Matanzas. Cuba, win honor the memory of Jose Marti, iij e Cuban patriot, by the erection of a monument in that city. An English journal notes the curi ously even sex distribution of measles In twenty years at Aberdeen. There Were 29,287 males and 20,087 females The adverse vote of Rath, England on Carnegie's offer of $65 000 for a public library was taken by means of postal cards sent out by the city coun dL The bell which has recently been giv en to the Raptist church at Bryants Pond, Me, was a recast from a hell which was in the Mlnot ledge light, house for a long time. The bell has also passed through a fire In a factory down In Maine. The postmaster of a certain Maine town has a new sign, but he isn't a bit proud of It He started off bravely with the brush, but when he had partly finished found that he must economize space. The result is something hu this: POSTOFFIs. It Is said that one of the Duke of Teck's ancestors, who was a charcoal burner, pointed out a silver mine to a German engineer who had been driven into exile. When the kaiser regained his throne with the aid of the wealth thus obtained he made the charcoal burner a duke. All members of parliament are more or less burdened with letters from con stituents, but the labor members are the greatest sufferers. One of them the other day received a letter of 1,700 closely written pages about a personal grievance of the writer, in which he thought parliament should intervene. Some months ago an Oklahoma wo man mailed a paper to a friend iu Ladoga, Ind. She made a mistake in addressing it, so that the matter was apparently intended for "Ladoga. In dia." It went to Bombay and several Indian cities, was returned to this country "for address" and finally showed up at Ladoga, Ind. Federal authorities have made known that it is a crime to buy or to receive as a pledge for a loan the clothing of a United States soldier. The decision was rendered by a court In New York, where two secondhand clothes dealer* were held in $500 bail for receiving soldiers' clothes from two privates wha are stationed at Governors island. With the closing in Lancaster, P» t I of the hotel of John A. Shank, who al lowed his privilege to lapse, there pas*, ed out of existence a license first granted in 1736 and renewed annually since then. It was in this hotel that j Lancaster lodge of Masons was insti tuted In 1755, and there General La- I fayette was entertained when he visit ed Lancaster. The secretary of the class of '7?. Bowdoin, states that forty-six of the original tifty-three members are alive today. Lieutenant Peary and Governor Cobb were members of this class, which had 13 lawyers, 6 teachers, <& business men, 4 bankers, 3 clergymen, S manufacturers, 2 civil engineers, 1 artist, 1 railroad manager, 1 editor and 1 insurance man. The four principal personages in the British empire ranking after royalty are Scotch—the prime minister, the archbishop of York, the lord chancellor and the archbishop of Canterbury. Tlm governor general of India is of the same rank, as are several who hold im portant offices in the ministry, such as the chief secretary and the lord lieu tenant of Ireland. The royal families of Sweden, Spau> and Italy all own lots in New iork. Kaiser Wilhelm owns several parcels of New York land and has been for some years a heavy investor in west ern property. The king of England in herited from his mother a piece of real estate on Nassau street in New York. King Edward owns some thousands of acres of western land. Few voyagers know that if letters are mailed on vessels coming to this country from England they have to pay postage only from England to thfr letter's destination. As a result of thl» rule every passenger on the Campania, which came to New York recently, wrote a letter to some friend on thfr other side of the ocean, and thus got ahead of the government for once. Each evening the "paper express freight" leaves Portland, Me., bound for New York. train consists each day of ten cars loaded with no other freight but paper. According to a con tract made by the manufacturers, this much paper must be delivered each morning in New York city. The train has its regular schedule all along the line and has yet to fall to reach its destination on time. Through the courtesy of the Italian government, Pius X. may now talk with his relatives by long distance tele phone. The line between Rome and Padua was recently inaugurated an was extended to Riese, the pope's na tive town, expressly to give him this opportunity, of which he at once availed himself, and talked with mem bers of his family. The pope pressed himself very much pleased at the courtesy of the authorities. Senator Knox of Pennsylvania is one of the few members of congress who come near living up to the "early to bed" proverb. Rarely is he out of bee later than 10:30 o'clock, and often taps sound for him an hour earlier. o'clock he is up and at work, havi- - while yet in bed looked over the '* ous evening's mail. By 9 o'clock. his clerks arrive, he has arranged a o of work in such a fashion that it iaa - v be finished speedily, for he is always at the capitol in time for conimittej meetings at 10 o'clock. Reading in ' la his only dissipation, and he Indulge' to this luxury a great deal.