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Columbia Negroes should
not allow another Xmas to
come and find them without a
Negro business house of some
kind. Thera is no town in
Mo. in which a Nego stock
Company store should be more
successful than in Columbia.
Negrro boys should loam
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is not how much you earn but
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STREET CAN PROBLEM.
aaoburc't Method r Illng with Over
crowded Street Cam.
The overcrowded street car nuisance
is dealt with in a positive way la Ham
burg, according to the statement of ac
American who recently returned from
abroad. He says I hut in that city a
man has to think twice before giving
up his seat to a woman, as he may
be put off the car for his politeness.
The Hamburg trolley cars, it is stated,
will seat, accord ir. ; to size, 20 or 2i
persons 10 to 14 on each side. In
addition, four pei.-.tms are allowed or
the front and five on the rear plat
form. When the car Is full the con
ductor bangs out a sign "Besetz,"
which means "occupied." The con
ductor !s forbidden to take on anotlie
passfiig.T until Fonic one leaves tin
car. Sometimes, while the conductoi
Is In front collecting fares, a womai
will step on a car which Is already
filled. At there is no conductor or
hand to prevent her, the woman goes
inside, and any man who offers her a
seat steps out to the platform. When
the conductor returns to his post on
the reur platform he asks the man to
leave the car, the reason being that,
the car being "occupied," he has for
felted his seat. If the man refuses
to leave he is put off. The policeman
.11 the streets are instructed to watch
!'p cars, and if they find that a con
lutor carries even one more than tho
" proper number the conductor is fined
72 cents, which amount goes to a char
ity fund of the street car company.
Argonaut M";snted-An Idea
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of tome eilfrui
Vmtwt your Mean, tlir-f may bring you weuliii
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Speaking of names, uyi the New
Orleans Times-Democrat, there is re
ally a demand in this country for new
family names, and no man knows tb.U
better than the fellow whose lusi
ness forces him to study tht directo
ries of the large cities of (be coun
try. Of course, the trouble is with
the more common names, but when
you come to think of it these com
mon names make up at least 90 pet
cent, of the population of the large
cities. Really, what a void there
would be in some of the largest places
of the country if there should be a
sudden exodus of the families bear
ing common names! Suppose the
Smiths, and the Joneses, and the
Browns should suddenly decide to
beat hastily over the corporate line
of any one of the big cities of the
United States; think of the number
of houses that would be left vacant,
the amount of money that would be
pulled out of the banks and out of
circulation, and the enormoiiE
amount of labor that would be with
drawn, and the value of the trade that
would go with them in their sudden
flight. But cities could not stand the
shock, so deeply have these families
become intrenched in the industrial,
commercial and financial institution
of the modern municipality. There
are many other names, which, while
probably less common, still carry with
them a heavy per cent, of city popula
tion. The Johnsons play some part,
but the mane is variously spelled.
Black, too, it a common name.
Washington has become very
:ommon s4nce the legend of
he cherry tree and the hatchet.
Miller is a popular name, and
there are many others that might
be included in the classification. TIk
directories are full of them. There
is a chance for some statistical fiend
to make an interesting and instruc
tive compilation along this line.
What per cent., for instance, of t lie I
American population will the Smiths
represent? Or the Joneses? Onht
Browns? Or the Johnsons, and
Blacks, and Whites, and Millers, and
Washingtons, and other familiar
names? There is a chance for soim
figuring. These- names not onh
represent a heavy per cent, of the
American population, but they own f.
heavy per cent, of American values.
So the fellow who undertakes it might
find a lifetime task if he traced tht
names in all their bearings and in all
their infinite ramifications. The so
cal and business fabric is literal!
threaded with these names. But 1
had in mind the confusion frequent
ly resultingin sendingletters through
:he mails, and in sending telegraphic
communications. These messages
frequently get mixed on account of
the vast number of persons bearing
the same name, and not infrequently
'he same initials.
WONDERFUL STRIKE OF GOLD.
Tw Men W'a.h Out 95,000 av Day tr
th Kldorado Creek Dis
trict. Men who have just arrived froci
Dawson say a second strike has been
made in the marvelous Eldorado
creek district in Alaska.
Two men who discovered the spot
washed out $5,000 the first day. Pun.
of dirt taken from the streak yield 8 4
high as $50 each, and not a bucket ol
the gravel comes to the surface that
does not ooutain nuggets running all
the way from a quarter of an ounce
to an ounce in weight, pure gold.
The messengers say that the strike
haa created the wildest excitement al)
along Eldorado, and that miners art
flocking to th neighborhood by the
tana Lwear la War Inleninllt
Of uutlons engaged jn wars uf th.
first magnitude France has been bot.ii
a gainer and a loser in the mattar oi
indemnities. Having, by the treaty o
Presburg in 1805, mulcted Au.-tm o:
$8,000,000 ui-. 1 26,000 square mil'
territory, she was in 1811 coraplM
satisfy the allied powers by a m m'
tary compensation of $140,000,000 an
to suffer the partition of the gr. ut
part of her colonial possessions, u
well as th severe contraction of hi
European boundaries. A rain In 1870
after ber war with Germany, she was
enabled to display her marvelous (In
! anclal resources by the speedy pay
raent of the huge sum of 11.000, 000,004
In addition to the loss of 6.CC8 squarv
utiles of territory.
Ibsen sad Bjornson Are Very Jealous oi
Ibsen has a wife and one son, Sigurd
Ibsen, now about 40 years old, whe
has been in the consular eervice, and J
believe, says W. E. Curtis, in the Chi
cairo llecord-IIerald, spent several
years at Washington as secretary of !
legation. He is at present occupying
a subordinate position in the ministry
of foreign affairs. Sigurd married a
daughter of Bjornstjerne Bjornsen,
his father's most formidable rival in
literature and popular estimation.
The two authors are not friends.
They are very jealous of each other.
Ibsen envies Bjornson's great popu
larity and prosperity, while the lat
ter regards Ibsen as "an affected old
donkey,'' and often calls him such.
In front of the new theater in Chris
tiania are Irronze statues of both men
in heroic size, which were erected at
the expense of the public and general
ly admired, but are unsatisfactory t
the subjects. It is seldom that peo-1
pie have the privilege of criticising
their own statues. Such honors are
usually reserved until they are dead.
In thiscase there wasno formal dedica
tion or unveiling and neither of the
subjects saw his statue until after it
was placed in position, and both hav
since expressed great dissatisfaction.
A few days after his statue was in po
sition Ibsen varied his morning walk
by strolling over in that direction.
For several moments hestood gazing
at the effigy of himself, showing his
long ioat, his bushy hair and whisk
ers and his big eye glasses, then shook
his head sadly as if in disapproval and
wwit on his way. lie has never been
near the statue since.
Bjornson, being a man of impetu
ous manners and quick temper, ex
pressed his dissatisfaction in a more ,
emphatic manner. When he first
taw himself in bronze he became
greatly excited and gesticulated wild- :
ly, declaring that it was"a permanent
injury" and must come down, but his
son, who is the manager of the thea
ter, succeeded in cooling the old gen
tleman down, and the latter has be
"""' rponoiled so far as to make
jokes about the lat.
.... Art Connoisseur's D.scovery Concern
in; On Old Master.
What old niii.-ter among the Dutch
painters was left-handed?
This knowledge U u very valuable
aset to a con in. m iir iu art. Few ex
perts know, am! tho.-e who iloare par
ticular to keep iihe information to
themselves, it enables them to de
lect a spurious pa nting ascribed to
this artist at a glance.
Mr. George II. btory, of the Metro
politan museum, suys, according to
the New York World, that he dis
covered the fact for himself in a curi
ous way. Mr. Story is the higlusl,
authority in this country upon old
masters, and is especially familiar
with those of the Dutch school. Ho
gained his prestige by years of rlio
minutest siiidy in the galleries of Ku
rope. One of his methods of study
was to copy masterpieces for the sako
.f dissect iiig -a painter's style. One
;:y he set his easel down before a fa
in 'lis painting at The Hague.
"Now I'll i.. t your stroke," reflect
! ii.' n .!u i;t, He found that he
uld not gel the stroke. Thtre was
..nil thing about it quite out of I he
idinary. Then he noticed the samo
(idity in the way that the original
jini.-liing had been done. Sudt'c i.ly
:e woiktd out the problem like a
lash. The brush hail been brought
1 1 ways from left to right instead of
from right to left. It was easy w
verify the discovery, once made.
When a World reporter asked Mr.
Story to name the painter he laughn.:
"6b, no," he said; "I can't afl'oid
to part with that bit of knowledge."
iQr I'srt in mnifP. k
Besides about 1,000,000 cycle,
there are no fewer than 6,000 motii
ears in use in France at present. .
There are 1,436 in the Seine depart
ment, and the rest are scattered about
the country. The figures show an in
crtase of 41 per cent. in12months.
A Llzht That Is Sees
If a man hasa light heart thereflec
tton ill light up his countenanca.-
Chicago Paily Nw. '
ANOTHER SMART WOMAI!.
found a Way to Add to Her Moderate
"Yes," said the dreamy-eyed ieal
state man, "it was a handsome gown
Made the dress of the older woman
look cheap, didn't it? Well, it ought
to. It cost $500."
The intimate friend expressed some
astonishment, says the New York
World, that the real estate man
should be conversant with the buying
price of his customers' clothes. The
dealer in dirt looked at the clock.
After three," hesaid. "No more busi
ness around this part of town to-day.
Come along over to the refectory op
posite." The- journey being accom
plished, the dreamy-eyed real estate
"I don't know that I ought to tell
you about this," he said, doubtfully.
"In fact, I'm sure I shouldn't, butl'll
tell you anyway, for I know it won't
go any further. That woman who
wore the $500 gown is one of my em
ployes." "Whatl" said the intimate friend.
"Why, I thought I recognized her a
a woman Wiho moves in very good so
ciety." "Now, tee here," said the dreamy
eyed real estate man, "is there any
thing in me that would give you the
right to suppose that any of my em
ployes were debarred from good so
ciety?" "Why, no," said the friend; "of
course not. I didn't mean it that way.
but the idea of a woman of position
working is rather odd."
"All right," said the dealer, amia
bly, "think that way if you wish. But
let me tell you, you're wrong. I met
that woman some months ago at a re
seption. I was impressed with her
culture and her brain. I made some
inquiries and learned that she was of
good family, but not very well sup
plied with money. Her relatives, on
the other hand, had plenty of wealth.
She enjoyed a little income, but not
much. I saw her again, and was more
impressed with the fact that she could
be of use to me. Finally, I wrote her
a note, asking if she would drop in at
the office on a matter of business.
"Well, she came. I asked her, point
blank, if she didn't want to make some
money. She colored, and said she did
if it could be made in a manner appro
priate to her gentility. I assured her
liiat it could, and we began to talk
terms at once. I told hersh was to
bring her friends to ma to buy lots.
he was to explain to them the d.
tumbgts oi tne land and give tfiem a
general real estate talk from a society
standpoint. She was, of course, to
figure as having bought some lots her
self and having made a profit on the
investment. She demurred to this
part, at first, but I finally won her
"She is the best salesman, or sales
woman, I have and I havethree oth
er women doing the same thing. She
s a brilliant and convincing talker,
and she brings good money into the
jffiee every week. Her first commis
lion was $500, and she put that into
the hand's of her dressmaker. That's
how I know the price of her gown.
The woman she brought in to-dav
bought three lota at $750 a lot, which
rave my clerk a commission of k'M-oi),
jne per cent. Not so bad forhalf an
hour's work, it it?"
o Pleasure Is Greater for s Ut Clan
There is no pleasure more pure and
exquisite than watching the growth
of a tree or plant in which one is in
terested. If you have planted it your
self so much the better. You then
have a feeling of DroDrietorshin in
ach opening bud or leaf which can
be gained in no other way. But, at
.uy rate, cultivate the friendship of
;he plants and trees, not simply for
(he flowers and fruit which they fur
nish, but for the pleasure of seeing
them grow. It has been said that any
square foot of sod, if intelligently
studied, will give occupation for
many hours. The growth of the
simplest plant is a wonderful process.
Perhaps you cannot go to Europe or
the mountains or the sea, but you
have an opportunity for unlimited
recreation and diversion if you havi
a small plot of grass and plants with
which you have not becomeaovtuaU
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