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ODOR OF MOTH-BALLS CLINGS BOUND THJE UNIFORMS. EXECUTIVE HEADQUARTERS "White House Office Uncomfortable, Unhealthful and Ugly Represen . tatlve Longworth Laboring J for Needed Reform. A 8 II I NGTOM. The scent of the moth ball will noon be out of 'Washington at mosphere. There U only one more reception at the White House and after that the ma J o r 1 1 y of the young officers, and old ones, too, for that matter, In the army, navy nnd marine corps can put away their dress uniforms In cedar closet and chests and fortify them with camphor and moth balls. The odor of those moth destroyers and preventers is first no tlced on New Yenr's day, when every officer of the army and navy and reve- nut cutter service within the city Is expected to put on his finest dress unl form and repair to the White House to greet the president and his wife. During the Spanish-American war !. order was Issued requiring officers to wear their uniforms while on duty, and they all became so accustomed to doing so that their official clothing was In use most of the lime. Gradual Jy the order came to be Ignore:!, and to-day army and navy officers holding positions In Washington go about their duties In civilian dres and the Mne and drab uniforms which are vostly affairs are kept safe from moth and rust. When the New Year's reception Is on It Is no exaggeration to Ptate that the odor of moth balls can be detected a square away from the White House. Then come the offi cial evening receptions, which are given fortnightly, and again the offi cers must turn out In full regalia, so that the sweet odor of the flowers dec orating the executive mansion and the delicate perfumery affected by the ladies must contend with the sharper And more insistent smell of camphor. These official receptions are now ever, and the thrifty officers can once more don civilian dress and attend evening functions In the formal black dress suit. Officers as a rule grow very tired of the color of their uni forms and are very glad to lay them .aslile for civilian dress. Reforms at the White House. RESIDENT U OOSEVELT has worked a re form In the mat ter cf evening receptions at the White House. In the old days the Invitations Issued for each reception would fill the ex ecutive mansion with such a 'throng as to ruin gowns and tempers. : Since the Roosevelts came to the 'White House a different system has 'been in force, under which there Is a .Judicious division of invitations, so that everybody who ought to be in cited will get at least one Invitation 'to each reception. The capacity of the old mansion Is limited, despite the wide-famed East room, which Is sup 1 posed to accommodate thousands. .Every function at the White House proclaims loudly the necessity of an executive building where the presi dential offices could be located and a large hall be provided for official re ceptions, leaving the present mansion exclusively for the private use or the .president and his family. The Idea of a grand executive build ing Is at present kept in the back ground, although the insignificant ex ecutive offices where the president does his work were erected as tempor ary quarters in expectation that con gress would take up the matter and provide a proper place for executive headquarters. There Is not a day passes that the inadequacy of the White House offices Is not emphasized. "There is no more beauty about the ibulldlng than there is about the aver age country railroad station. The rooms are uncomfortable, ugly and not yery healthful. The worst feature about these tem porary quarters la that the president la separated from the public by only one or two doors, and noises in the outer offices penetrate easily into the cabinet room or into bis own office The deplorable Mrs. Morris incident could not have occurred in a building that had been constructed for protec tion as well at use of the president. :She raised a row within ten feet of the .president's room, something she could mot have done in a properly construct d building. Long-worth a Man of Action. RPRESENT A T1VB NICHOLAS L O NO WORTH does not propose to go down Into history merely as the husband of A lice Roosevelt The young man has political am bition and laud able desire to ac complish s o m e- thlng as a member of the bouse. He already demonstrated on the floor TT a V W if that he 1 capable of taking pJ care of himself In debate and he caa make an Interesting and Informative speech. His experience on bis Phil Ipplne tour last summer was not alto gether that of love-making. He studied intelligently conditions in th Islands, and when the Philippine taflfl bill was tip In the house he had an op portunity to display his knowledge of the whole subject He does not best tate to speak plainly about the Phil ippines, and declares that the United States will be well rid of them when they can be properly governed by their own people. Mr. Longworth Is now advo.-atlng a very Important measure which, If it becomes a law, will distinguish him as a man who has accomplished a real reform. His bill provides for the pur chase of land and the erection of em bassies and legation buildings for our representatives in foreign lands. His own travel abroad In Europe and In the orient has Impressed blm with the very shabby showing the united States makes In the matter of homes for her diplomats. For posts In Eu rope very wealthy men have to be se lected as ambas8.tlors in order to do credit to the government In the mat r of embassies and in entertaining. Whltclaw Held, at London, pays $35, 000 a year merely for the rents! of a mansion, or twice the salary he re ceives from his government. Compared with the generous sala ries paid foreign ambassadors in Washington and the liberality of their home 'governments In purchasing for them permanent quarters here, the United States cuts a very sorry figure abroad. A Canadian Yankee. NE of Canada'! bright railroad men was observed In Washington re cently, and th capital city Is al! the better for his visit. This Is George H. Ham, a special agent oi the Canadian Pa cific railway, who has left a trail of "glad hands" all the way across the continent and wherever his big system of railroad goes, and who is a Canadian Yankee In w-ith, humor and enterprise. Mr. Ham Is one of those rare characters that a big corporation gets hold of some times, whose personality counts for more than the name of the company. He has made 29 trips from Montreal to Victoria in the interest of the Can adian Pacific railroad, and they have resulted In a wider diffusion of knowl edge regarding the wonderful terri tory this system serves than has been accomplished by any other means. Mr. Ham personally conducts tours of homeseekers, investigators nnd In vestors, with an occasional party of newspaper men, across the continent, and there is scarcely a mile of the 3,000-mile trip with which he is un acquainted. He can give the depths of soil in every section, and the acre of the big 1,000-mile square wheat farm In northwestern Canada, and can tell within a thousand feet of the out put of the lumber in eastern Canada as well as on the Pacific slope. Wherever he goes a bright light is shown for the Canadian Pacific rail road, or, as many of the natives in Canada are in the habit of calling It, the "C. P. R. railway." While Mr. Ham was In Washington he did not neglect to call attention to the ad vantages of his home country of Can ada a3 a winter resort as well as sum mer. Cheap Intoxicants. ELECT and com mon council for the District of Co lumbia are now In session. In other words, con gress Is assembled In the national capital and Is for a large part of the time engaged In managing the affairs of the dis trict. As the peo ple in this ten-mile square territory have no franchise, they are' the wards of congress. The two district commit tees of the house and senate look after affairs in Washington JuHt as the branches of councils or boards of al dermen would do In any other munic ipality. It seems to be a rather trifling business for bodies represent ing the entire country to have their time occupied in discussing the open ing of streets, the laying of pave ments, building schoolhouses, etc. The system, however, cannot well bp changed, the sad experience of a ter ritorial form of government 20 or 25 years ago precluding the thought of changing back to that form. Just now there is a good deal of talk concerning the prohibition of the sale of intoxicating liquors in the district or the imposition of an extremely high license. The great capital of the na tion, supposed to be the center' ol statemanshlp, art and literature, is no better off hi the matter of common drunkenness than a manufacturing center. A United States official has written to the excise board stating that conditions are deplorable on account of cheap beer and the bucket trade He declares that most of the alle fights, - assaults and other violation! of the law are traceable to cheap beei and to the bablt of "rushing the growl er." The matter will be brought tip before congress and aa attempt made to cut oft the trade in cheap intoxi cants and to do away with a multitude of low groggerles where the colored element of the city get their inspira tion for all sorts of misdoings. AN INTERNATIONAL ZOO. Different Countries Which Are PIo- torlally Represented by Animals. Birds, beasts and even fish are used n various ways to plctorlally repre- lent particular nations and countries. Maybe fantastically treated, they .fig- are, for Instance, la cartoons; copied airect from nature, they appear on postage stamps, and so forth. In this ay the Hon, first here seen, repre sents Croat Brit- sis, being for this occasion sup plied, we ncr tice, wild a man o-warsmans cap and a turn-down sailor collar, and UREAT BRITAIN. portrayed as very much on guard on some rocky cliff of our island. We will notice some other creatures In this way which serve as emblems of countries. Like the king of beasts, the king or birds finds a place In our gallery; indeed, be has two places. The American eagle, the emblem of the United States, Is shown as hav ing feathers grow ing in such a away as to form a stars and Btrlpes pattern. He is a very united states. fine bird, often depicted as in the act of soaring, has wings of huge extent, and plenty of talon and beak. The German eagle, we notice, Is a somewhat different looking bird, with, in this instance, a distinctly mar tial appearance. He has a mili tary helmet on his head, and wears a decora- ,V4 tion of some GERMANY. --b'"b a collar. The treatment of the bird's wings, tall and leg-feathers la quite Teutonic. The bear, big, shaggy and flat-footed. stands for Russia, having in that re spect quite ousted the wolf, once (km sometimes so used. A wolf may, on occa sion, look like a dog, or something RU8SIA. like a large fox; but a bear Is a bear always. The cap that the bear is wearing, from its shape, insists on the fact that this bear is a Russian one. It may, by the way, be mentioned that the want of what we term a national animal to be taken as representative of Japan has been much felt by artists called upon In recent times to draw fancy pictures of affairs relat ing to the Jap- FRANCE. an e s e nation. France, next on "Gallic fowl," a cockbird from the our list, has the sprightly looking farmyard. He wears wooden sabots on his feet, has a Cap of Liberty set launtily on his head, and has slung round his neck a medal bearine trm Initials of the French republic. Canada Is here doubly represented by us. The picture shows the Cana dian beaver hold ing between Its. teeth a maple leaf, which as re gards Canada is equivalent to the CANADA. English rose. Scottish thistle, or Irish shamrock. Of course, when it is said that, for Instance, a Hon represents Great Britain, a tiger India, and so forth, no law is laid down as to the attitude that the animal Is to adopt. There are, therefore, any number of vari eties of each of our 'examples; which, Indeed, are offered as typical of pic torial treatment in each Instance. Newfoundland Is sometimes, repre sented by a dog of that breed; by a ptarmigan, a cari boo, or American reindeer, or by a seal, but on ac- KKWFOUNDLAND. count of the great fishing industry of Newfoundland, the natural history em blem mere often chosen for . that country Is a codfish. Holland has the quaint bird, the stork in the pic ture, rendered.stlll more quaint by being depicted aa wearing a Dutch cap, and smoking a long tobacco pipe. Among more ponderous quad rupeds that are taken as emblems, the Republio ot Liberia baa the hippopotamus, just HOLLAND. aa we here per- eelve the Congo Free State has the 1) CONGO PRCS STATIC. elephant The particular 1 phant selected by that state is, ot course, a very large "tusker," which is usually depicted aa be ing In a rather truculent mood. Probably. "Do you know the young woman whom' you lust spoke to very wellT" "Mere calling acquaintance." "Oh! Telephone glrir--Glevl&Qd 4 T4 THE MOCKING BIRD. Very Graceful in Its Movements How It Alights and Perform Other Maneuvers. "The mocking bird's movements," says an observant writer, in the St. Louis Globe Democrat, "excepting In flight, are the perfection of grace; not even the cat bird can rival him in airy lightness, in easy elegance of motion. "In alighting on a fence, he does not merely come down upon it; his manner Is fairly poetical. He flies a little too high, drops like a feather, touches the perch lightly with his feet, balances and tosses upward his tall, often quickly run ning over the tips of half a dozen pick ets before he rests. Passing across the yard, he turns not to avoid a taller tree or shrub, nor does he go through it; he simply bounds over, almost touching it, aa if for pure sport "In the matter of bounds, the mocker Is without a peer. The upward spring while singing Is an ecstatic action, that must be seen to be appreciated; he rises Into the air as though too happy to re main on earth, and, opening his wings, floats down, singing all the while. "It is indescribable, but enchant ing to see. In courtship, too, he makes effective use of this exquisite movement In simple food-hunting on the ground a most prosaic occupation truly on approaching a hummock ot grass, he bounds over It, instead of go ing around. In alighting on a tree, he does not pounce upon the twig he has selected, but upon a lower one, and passes quickly up through the branches, as lithe as a serpent. "So fond Is he of this exercise that one which I watched amused himself half an hour at a time In a pile of brush; starting from the ground, slipping easily through up to the top, standing there a moment then flying back and repeating the performance. "Should the goal of his journey be a fence picket, he alights on the beam which supports it, and hops gracefully to the top. "Like the robin, the mocking-bird seeks his food from the earth, sometimes digging it, but often picking it up. His manner on the ground Is much like the robin's; he lowers the head, runs a few steps rapidly, then erects himself very straight for a moment. But he adds to this familiar performance a peculiar an d beautiful movement, the object of which I have been unable to discover. "At the end of a run he lifts his wings, opening them wide, displaying their whole breadth, which makes him look like a gigantic butterfly, then Instantly lowers his head and runs again, general ly picking up something as he stops. "A gentleman In South Carolina, fa miliar with the ways of the bird, sug gests that his object Is to startle the grasshopper, or, as he expresses it, to 'flush his game.' " THE INK AQUARIUM. Brilliant Slelght-of-Hand Perform ance Which Any Boy Can Learn to Do. Present a glass full ot Ink to the view of the spectators, then prove that it is ink by dipping a visiting card in it and showing the card. Now announce that there are live fish in the tumbler that just thrive on ink, and you will prove they are there by changing the Ink to water, so that the onlookers may seo them. Throw a handkerchief over the glass bo as to entirely envelop It, repeat an incantation and then suddenly whisk the handkerchief away. The audience will be very much astonished to find the glass filled with water, clear as crystal, with several fish swimming about la It APPEARANCE OF THE TWO GLASSES. The trick, explains Good Literature, la performed in this way: Get a piece oi thin black rubber cloth and line the In sides of the glass with it; then tie t black thread to the upper edge of thi cloth. Attach a little button or bit ol cork to the end of the thread overhang ing the tumbler, as shown in the draw ing. Fill the glass with clear water, and Introduce several fish, live ones II you can possibly procure them, but 11 not, toy fish will serve, though the trick will hardly be so effective. The ink teat with the visiting card is accomplished by meanB of a confederate who is in the audience and who hands you a card which is marked with ink on one side. As you dip the card Into the tumbler yon contrive to turn it around, and the audi ense then sees the black side, thinking naturally that it has just been Immersed in the Ink. The startling change from ink to water is effected by pulling put the rubber cloth by means of the attached thread and button when the handker chief is whisked away. Some practice Is needed first in order to do this with out spilling the, water In the glass. A Boy Hero. A boy of 13 went into the jail at Jack sonville, Fla., and asked the authorities to allow him to serve out the sentence of a boy who had been imprisoned for vagrancy. The justice who sentenced the boy was appealed to, and was so af fected by the lad's devotion that he or dered his young friend's, release De troit Fjrea Prw. ' Man M of Eeiica Mexico, Mo., Capital stock all paid np iiso.ooo.C Burplus .SOS.OOO.OO Interest paid on all deposits J. A. Outhrle, President; C. F. Clark Vice Presidents A. D. Jackson, Cashier Dlre:tors: W. W. Harper, J. T. 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"When ever she sees a wedding notice In the paper she clips It out I wonder what she wants with themt" "Probably," replied her husband, half-hoping, half-fearing she'd catch his meaning, "probably she puts them Ui a scrapbook." Philadelphia Press. A Bride's Sad Fate. Mrs. BHfklna 1 am afraid my darter la awful unhappy with that new hus band of hers. Mrs. Gab Do tell! Have you heard o? "No; but I've seen him on the street erery day since he got married, and he walks along just as chippy and 1 ride pendent as ever. He doesn't look sub dued a blt."--N. Y. Weekly. ' The Mystery of Life. "The Mlllyards keep house on $10 a week." "That's very different. The Mill- yards can afford to be beggarly. They've got money to burn. We. are poor, and if we try to live on less than $50 a week, we shall certainly be ruined." Puck. Appropriate. The bright clerk was tacking up the new calendar. "It's right pretty," commented the boss, "but you have It crooked." "Oh, that's all right," laughed the bright clerk. "It was given out by a crooked insurance company." Chicago Dai.y News. Striving to Flense. 'It grieves me to find that you pre fer saying disagreeable things about people," said the considerate woman. 'Yes," answered Miss Cayenne, "and it grieves me to find such a universal preference for hearing disagreeable things." Washington Star. Orown Wise. "Is yoh husbaa' lookin' foh work?" "Yes," answered Mrs. Pinkley. He's done foun out dat Its less work to go out lookin foh work dan it is to stay home ah chop wood an' carry water foh de wash tubs." Washington Star. The Sanger. ' "Why didn't you permit your client to testify: didn't you think he would acquit himself well?" "He mlght've acquitted himself well. but the jury would have convicted him as sure as preaching." Houston Post. Honest Confession. "At any rate," said the woman who. sneers, "I am not a parvenue." "Neither am I," answered Miss Cay enne. - "But I hate to think of the fool ish Investments I have made trying to become one." Washington Star. The Theorist. My duty 'tis the world to teach Just how things should be run. I go ahead and make a speech And feel my duty's done. Washington Star. DECLINED WITH THANKS. Cannibal Chief Won't you stay an4 take pot-luck with us? " 1 1 1 " I Miss Sweetie's Suitor. Ke wooed with the dash of a' meteor He said: : "You will wed me, Miss Hwsteor, You are due to find out I will marry Miss Stout, She's not sweet as you, but she's meteor.' Houston Post. Thoroughly Broken. "Is the new cook at your house broken in yet?" - , - "Thoroughly. She's broken into ecry set of china we've got" Mil waukee Sentinel. Dlsappouipl. First Millionaire How Is your ma chine worlkig? . , i Second Millionaire Very , poorly. Haven't jald a One for over three days. Life. A Remnant KnicVer Has he an auto tuee? Bother Not all of It; he left four leeth, two ears and one er li -curlocs, ecclGants. N. Y. Sua..