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i f THC V7ACRny3 SCL'L. '. "h.V !. 1 I ,,, , ,, i,, ,.., . , J "I lnc :nvi' . 1 1 1 1 1 a ... Ari- m. i!. ,,-. (.,j (;f -V I ..'.'i. .: So,,', I'la v.,-v;; ' And j.a,t t,o nj,,,,.,, y.Ith h-.-r roul of li'',,:ii Aril h. r i um',1 ),il! f ,! :rn V'!!) - !" Irn long forKot, And 1 hear Oi kui'h Ji .rn. Oii-n luni it, the l;lr.Kh;-U: !,a,!: An, I, .lowu t!,c t!, ndcr,!, sUi,'s, i I icy point my htt'e ,ravc to me U lure wet in the i;., it ij,.. Ar.ita l'lt'.li. in tl:e Atlantic. T was not Ion- ago that a Chicago woman caused comment, some merriment nml n great deal of serious thought by advertising that flit' Would give S1M( 10 to nnv l.nvl.w. man who could within a slated time Moe to her satisfaction that ho had been always and In every bast deiall f his business transactions scrupu lously honest. The money. It la be- ""u, is sua i,i the hands cf the I woman wlu( made the offer. This uoos not go to show that Chicago jousiness men arc less honest than those . riving bargains elsewhere, hut those who followed the coum of things at the time that the competition for the SI 000 was at Its height came to the conclusion that the woman believed i hat there was a difference between commercial honesty and personal lion- 'y, ami, as a matter of fact, not n few came to look cu the thing iu the -amo light. All this is apropos of the story of commercial transaction which went brough in Chicago the other dav and r-vhere a bis Southwestern business uau lost one of the chances of h's life iecauso he had not hewed straight lo the line of personal honesty. It Is Joubtful also If anyone wouldbe will ing to stretch the limits of commercial ntegrity sufficiently to include his CUINCV MAN j tase. iwclvo years ago a Chicago whole iale grocery firm, one of the largest i tne world, received an order from !ie Southwest for 400 bags of sugar, 0 pounds to the bag. The merchant ho ordered the sugar Is for present urposes named John Fox. The firm iat sent the sugar was Wade, Scales John Fox had many dealings with aue, feeales & Co. prior to his sugar der, and after It as well, until a short me ago. Fox was, and is, a success Vl business man. He is rich, but there to-day one fly In the commercial ntment. Fox has moved his great itablishmcnt Into Chicago, but he Is t E dos't nezd to wor.r,T about the MISiAKE." ,;; occupying the big quarters in the 1? business district that he had jked out for himself. Instead of jivty of light, air, room, elevator ser e and the other things that he had pected to acquire, he is In cramped jtrters and Is making less money by krge amount each day than he would anaking If he could have secured the ' ice for a business home that he had f jjj his heart on. ne day recently a man with a som s 'ro on strolled into, the office of 1 de, Scales JLCo. To the first man ! met he said: "I want to see the s. I have something of Importance , alk about." Will you send in your name?" asked jj grocery employe. lie wtuor look me blank slip of wrote this on i er offered him and i (dr. Nobody, from NoAvhcre. This hy name until after our conversa- Jive that to the boss," he said, "and him I think he'll be glad to see and that if he talks right I'll give my right name and whore I came liriosity more than anything else I ! the staid and dignified Mr. Wade How this unconventional visitor a ;jce to get into his private office, e there Mr. Xobcdy said: "If I'll x you where there is SI. "03 due this ; and easily collectable, a yi.'OO you know nothing about, what the Information be worth to me?" don't see how It's possible," said Wade, "that even with cur great Liess there could be that large ri i . : ' i : i t (':e v. :n;d we know liu'.hlu;; JlbiUit it." "Tell me what ii'y worth to tne If i :.v lt.'f'.r..;ati.n is convt-and Til i'l'i-Ve to y(,! l,y yoilf ( V, tl 1 "'.s ill- i.'.e l Ihe lnii.r.tes that It Is o.iTect-and U.- II We'll jmiceed to busim ''InfoMiiatlon that tliis linn is h fool-i.-h ,".s not t.) know tiun an easy col lectable .fir.no Is due It Is worth JjT.i) to any man who will prove It. i-'Iiow mo tliat we are Midi business Idiots, and I'll give you .",0 right out of my own pocket. .More than that, if by the faintest chance what you should fay Khould prove to be true and we can collect the $1500, I'll give you a third of it." The sombreroed stranger went down into an Inside pocket, "(io to yout books, September VI, 1SS:," ht. sa'id. Mr. Wnde went to his books. There after the stranger had mentioned an Invoice number they found what In a nutshell was this: "Shipped to John Fox. liicknell, Ariz., -lot) bags of sugar of 100 pounds each 10,000 pounds." "Now turn to your books of January M, lS'.lO," said the stranger, adding, "this is easy money for inc." It did not take Mr. Wade and his bookkeeper more than a minute to find out that Instead of sending a bill for 10,000 pouuds of sugar to John Fox, they had sent him a bill for -IOC pounds, a bill which he had paid promptly. A receipt had been sent Mr. Fox. and the transaction closed, and through one of those absolutely uuexplainable bits of business mistakes that will occur lu houses doing trans actions of millions a year the error had never been discovered. There was due the firm of Wade & Scales from John Fox $1500 and interest thereon for something like twelve years. "You see," said the visitor, "I was Mr. Fox's bookkeeper for years and years. When the bill for 400 pouuds of sugar came in I called his attention to the mistake, and he said: 'I'll pay the bill as it stands, and if they ever send a bill for the remaining oOOO pounds I'll pay that, too, but I guess we don't need to worry about the mis take.' The other day John Fox kicked me out of his employment for a trivial mistake kicked me out penniless at that. What I am doing now you may consider a piece of revenge. So It is laregly, but I also need money." The Westerner left the place with $50 in his pocket and the next mail took a bill to John Fox for $1500, plus the interest for twelve years. Actuated by curiosity to know how the man would explain the matter, Mr. Wade inclosed with the bill a query as to why, having received 40,000 pounds of sugar, Mr. Fox had sent on pay for only 400 pounds. Within a week a check for the full arfount of the bill and interest was re ceived. John Fox was too good a busi ness man not to know that he must pay instantly, but as far as his dis honesty was concerned, this is what he said in his letter, the only bit of writing that appeared except' the name and figures on the check: "I make it a point never to pay until bills are presented. You never sent the bill for the extra GGOO pounds. "JOHN FOX." Was Fox a thief or simply commer cially shrewd? In the years that had passed John Fox had become a multi-millionaire. Itecently he wished to open a great establishment in Chicago. A real es tate agent found him a finely located building near the heart of the busi ness district. Fox came way on to look at it. He went to the agent's office and found him looking somewhat downcast, as a man might look who was out a fat commission. "Mr. Fox," said the agent, "I was utterly dumfounded this morning when informed by the owners of the building selected for you that they would not let you have it under any circum stances. The owners are a firm of wholesale grocers. When I pressed them for a reason for refusing to let the property to you, the head of the firm handed me a slip of paper and said: 'I understand Mr. Fox is to come to see you to-day? When he asks you for our reason in declining to rent to him, simply give him this piece of paper.' I have the paper here, but, Mr. Fox, I am free to confess that I can't find anything iu it that even hints at a reason why the grocers should decline to rent to you." John Fox held out his hand and re ceived the slip of paper from the agent. lie unfolded it. He saw that it was one of his own letterheads, and below the printing he read this, writ ten in his own hand: "Wade, Scallcs &, Co.: Gentlemen I make it a point never to pay until bills are presented. JOHN FOX." Chicago Kecord-IIerald. Honolulu Letter Currier. Letter carriers were sent out from the Honolulu postotiice on August 14 for the first time in the history of the islands, though actual free delivery of mail was not then begun. The letter carriers were sent out to familiarize themselves with the streets and house numbering, to apprise householders of the beginning of the free delivery sys tem, and to secure a practically com plete mail census of the city. I'itts- I burs Chranlcle-Tdejrttph. STKANHE PENSION CASE HOW A CVALL CUM HAS CfJOWN INTO A FORTUNE. On ff.-.i) it .ioiilli Hip i:nl;ilo of Iltnry t f'imlir, un I im mi! 1'nlon SoM!r, Now Amount t tTi.",000 Story of tli A'rt rruii mill III Arriiiiiuliilrd AVcttltli. Starting $11,117 iu debt thirty years ago, and depending for a livelihood wholly on a pension of $.10 a month from the (.'ovcrnnient, the estate of Henry Wciifler, of Splker, Wabash County, Ind., now amounts to more than $115,000, and Is growing at a rapid rate. What Is still more curious, the Government, having paid Wensler this pension for a generation, will, at his death, receive back the $50 a month and $K000 iu addition. Such a state of affairs has never before come Avlthln the ken of the bureau officials, as re ported by Special Agent Stephens. The story of Wensler and his accumu lated wealth is an Interesting one, and Is thus related by the Wabash corre spondent of the Indiapaolis News: "During the war he enlisted from Wabash Counly in the Eighty-ninth Indiana Infantry. While on the march In the South he suffered from prostra tion by the heat, which caused mental derangement, and though he has not at any time been violent, he has been, to an extent, incapable of managing his affairs. For twelve years after his alliiction Wensler wes confined in the hospital for the insane at Indianapolis, and was discharged as being harmless and requiring no attention. Applica tion was made for a pension on ac count of his mental condition, and the case was pending some time. In 3 SOT his wife was divorced, and he. was left comparatively friendless. "At that time his condition was such that Jonathan Talmage, a local banker, was appointed guardian, and Mr. Tal- mage's report to the Circuit Court in September, 1ST0, showed that Wensler had overdrawn his account with his guardian $13.:iT. In the next report Mr. Talmage showed that the pension of $50 a month, with a considerable amount as arrearages, had been paid, and as Wensler had been supported by the State while at the hospital, the ar rearages amounted to a tidy sum. "In this way the foundation of the present fortune was laid. Four years ago Mr. Talmage died, and Thomas F. Fayne, a wealthy land owner of Wa bash, was appointed guardian." The Tension Bureau required, about that time, that all reports of guardians of wards receiving pensions should be made to Washington. In his report of May 1, 1000, Mr. Payne set forth that the amount of funds belonging to Wensler in his hands was $23,430, and that the total cost of administering the guardianship was $1214. With a few exceptions the funds were loaned on gilt-edged security, at ten per cent, interest, and later at eight per cent. Some of the later loans have been made at six per cent. This Interest was compounded, and the total mounted higher and higher. Wensler was ac tive, and contributed to his own sus tenance. For years he plied his voca tion as a huckster, and drove about the county with his little wagon, on which were printed In sprawling letters the words: 'II. Wensler, Hugster. "Recently he went into business in a small way at Spiker's Station, four miles from Wabash. He lives alone, and his expenses for food and clothing are almost nothing. Ills guardian pays $3.50 a week for his food, and Wens ler takes $25 a month for other ex penses. The rest of the $50 pension, and the handsome Increment from the $25,000 at interest, is re-invested as it comes in. "The reports of the guardian to the Tension Bureau, making this remarka ble exhibit, induced Commissioner Evans to send Special Agent Stephens to AVabash to look into the case, and he uncovered the facts as stated. The special agent says that as Wensler has no friends the money at his death will revert to the Government. Wensler is perhaps sixty-five years old, and never speaks unless addressed. He Is ex pert in handling hors?s, and on several occasions has been Injured in runa ways, but he does not seem to know what fear is. Probably no estate in the country has been so canably man aged. "It is said of Wensler that a few years ago he was reized with a desire to manage his property, and went to the orlico of a well-known Wabash lawyer to state his case. 'See here, Mr- ' Wensler, 'I am not in sane, and I want my funds turned over to me.' The lawyer gazed at him in tently for a moment and then replied: 'You're drawing a good pension,. aren't youV Wensler admitted ho was. 'Weil, then,' drawled the lawyer, 'if you are not insane your pension will stop, for that's why you are getting it.' Wensler looked wild, and shot out of the door. And after that he was content to waive all right to the man agement of his estate." A Itloji'le Sweeper. Bicycle3 can be fitted with a new pavement cleaning device to keep the wheel from getting muddy, which Is made of a cylinder brush held in a frame ahead of the front wheel and geared to the axle to revolve and sweep the street as the wheelman rides along. THE DIG FACC IN THZ ZZ. Clcmitle. 1 Iokh ihnl Misi tlcl n Sa!l.r:i it Nor;l,i Mi-iimiit. A real but gigantic Santa Clans Is (Mining down from tin- I'ro.s n Norfh. according to reports brought In by the Norwegian stcannT I .! tllti-x Sophia. On the blotter at the Marl time l.'xchance the ves'id's rcpo.i "Four Icebergs pas-od dx miles lecth norlheast from Cape St. Francis" seemed but little out of the ordinary, but an Interview with the Captain brought to light a most curious freak of Nature. The ship, with her cargo of Iron ore for this port, passed the four b'-rgs when two days out from Wabana. N. F. But little attention was paid to them until the ship was just abreast of the largest one. A cry from one of the crew on watch attracted all hands. Captain Nordahl at first thought what he saw was an optical Illusion, but lev eled his glasses, and then ordered the course of the ship changed. The Drottling Sophia sailed around the end of the berg, and all members of the crew saw at close range the gigantic head of a man in profile, as clearly defined In the Ice as tlcnigh chiseled by a sculptor. The forehead was at the very top, depressions gave the appearance of eyes, the nose was clear cut, and Ihe bottom of the berg, fit anied by tiny rivulets of melting lee, had every resemblance to a long, flow I ns beard tapering off into the water. Tbe Iceberg was over 200 feet high, and was evidently aground in about ninety fathoms of water. The face and head, said Captain Nordahl, bore great resemblance to the familiar Santa Claus Philadelphia North American. WISE WORDS. Shallow waters flow with vexed cur rents. The homes of a nation are the ba rometer of its life. We must answer for our riche3, but our riches cannot answer for us. We put a price upon riches, but riches cannot put a price upon us. The gem of truth bears all tests with out diminished lustre or clearness. The meanest use for money is to make it cover a multitude of sins. It is a great deal better to cheer one man than to be cheered by a thousand. Better a pair of clean bare hands than the most expensive soiled white gloves. Call another a fool and you are the fool; call yourself a fool and you be- o1" iu on ise. Goodness outranks goods. A burst ing barn and a godless heart proclaim a fool without hope. No lot in life is small enough to stunt a soul. Lowly circumstances are no bar to high thoughts. 'Tis a sad thing when a man can have no comfort but in diversions, no joy but in forgetting himself. When two hearts cease to beat as one, it will not be long until the own ers will want to beat each other. Costliest Thimble on Hecord. Think of it, a thimble which cost $G5,000 iu American money! And think of a husband who presents his wife with such a gift! It belongs to the Queen of Siani. Thimbles were not in use in Siam until a comparatively recent date. The King seeing that English and Amer ican women visiting his court used thimbles, had one made for his wife. The thimble is of gold, enriched with precious stones. It is shaped like a partially opened lotus flower, each petal bearing the interlaced initials of the sovereign and his wife in ame thysts, rubies, emeralds and topazes. Around the rim of the thimble can be read the date of the marriage of the royal pair according to the Siamese and European calendars, each nulnber and each letter being of alternate dia monds and pearls. His Sweetheart's Letter. A colonel, on his tour of inspection, unexpectedly entered the drill room, when he came across a couple of sol diers, one of them reading a letter aloud, while the other was listening, and, at the same time, stopping up the cars of the reader. "What are you doinj there?" tha puzzled ofiker inquired of the former. "You see, colonel, I'm reading to At kins, who can't read himself, a letter which has arrived by this afternoon's post from his sweetheart." "And you, Atkius, what in the world are you doing?" "Please, colonel, I am stopping up Murphy's ears with both hands, be cause I don't mind his reading my sweetheart's letter, but I don't .want him to hear a single word of what she has written." Tit-Bits. Gntes In Norway. A curious feature to travelers in the high roads of Norway is the great num bers of gates upward of 10,000 in the whole ountry which have to bo opened. These gates, which either mark the boundary of the farms or sep arate the home fields from the waste lands, constitute a considerable Incon venience and delay to the traveler, who has to stop his vehicle and get down and open them. I .' . I l . I r . W. cp- Lire Jj , iV ' , N y- , ' V- 1'UIMI'. j be w.ih to (-nil tiiH v.oiM'i, a.v'.uii-'e A IV ai imj-t ;ud i ! 1 1 j t . Seine i!i t tin' I V VI it Mi ; 1 i '!. And tome by i o hi li" i . WtiJiiniMo.i St .!'. No Air. "Is he broke'.'" "I guess ho. He said If air w.i five rents a barrel he'd suffocate. "Indian apolis News. ltlght tn I.tiif. "But he fashionable?" "Well, I guess! He has an automo bile and the pneumonia." Chicago ' Record-Herald. Not I'linm-lablc. Horothy "Pauline, what makes you so unsociable?" Pauline "Unsociable? I'm not a bit unsociable; I merely don't like society." Detroit i'roe Press. Th I.-inil of rienty. rnssenger (on steamer en route to Europe) "The .steerage appears to be empty. Don't emigrants ever return to the old country?" Captain "Oh, yes. But they always go back In the first cabin." Chicago News. True Ingenuity, "But there Is no evidence to support your theory," protested the attorney. "My dear sir," was the answer, "that fact Is what shows my superior ability as a detective. Anybody can get up it theory if he has a whole lot of evi dence to work with." Life-Savins Arrxnccment. Harriet "Harry, why is it that In football each side has only eleven men? Why don't they have an even dozen on each side?" Harry "Because it would eudauger the lives of two more men. I supposed everybody knew that." Boston Tran script. "flavins n ltattllnc Good Time." New York Journal. The Drawback to Originality. 'Why do you keep repeating quota lions?" asked the irritable man. "Why don't you say something original?" "My dear sir, there's no use of that. Every time I think of anything good enough to be original I find that some body said it years ago." Washington Star. A. J). 1911. "Flying machines are becoming more and more popular every day," twit tered the first carrier pigeon. "Yes," gloomily twittered the second carrier pigeon, "like the automobile and the horse, it is said they are scon to do away with us entirely." Brook lyn Eagle. Discretion the lietter Tart. Miss Gushington "But were you never frightened, captain, when you saw the enemy advancing?" Captain Kaudor "No, I felt safe so long as I had a couple of life-preservers with me." Miss Gushington "Life preservers?"" Captain Kandor "Yes, my legs."' Catholic Standard and Times. A Study in Hauteur. "That man is exceedingly haughty,"' remarked the plain citizen, who was transacting some business. "I guess he is the proprietor of the establish ment." "No," said the friend, "he's not the proprietor. He never had to take chances on getting customers, and i avoid making enemies. You can al I ways depend on it when you see a i haughty man in an dike that he is sure of his money. It may not he very much, but he is getting it regularly." Washington Star. ( ouibat, "I have been obliged to challenge that man again!" exclaimed the citi zen, who came from a country famous for fighting. "Oh," said the trembling woman who had clasped his hand, "do nothing rash! Do not risk your life because of an insult given in the heat of political discussion 1" "That shows how little you know nbont politics," was the soothing an swer In superior tones. "Nobody said anything about fighting. I'm going to challenge him to resign." Washington-Blar.