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THERE IS much to be said of the Honorable Ewictt < <>1
bv Progressive gubernatorial candidate, that may not be alto
g'ether to his liking, hut as Mr. Colby is indulging in a lot of
talk that probably pleases himself to the tickling point, he can
‘ nut reasonable take offense over a few remarks concerning him
Mf not of his hand-picked variety, perhaps, but truisms just
the same. He must expect a little of the bitter with the sweet
t Colbv embarked on his “speed” campaign with a flourish of
trumpets, a line of gaily decorated automobiles, a retinue of at
tendants and a platform of high ideals and soul inspiring is
tuies, to astonish the natives; and he is succeeding admirably m
" astonishing the natives. The daily prints have great things to
sav of Colbv and the swath he is cutting in Ins joy-riding
peregrinations, his stories of card parties, moth-eaten anecdotes
? and flights of personal abuse having no relevancy to Ins self
Hiotted task of running a political campaign, and 1 emote loin
the ennobling issues that were to free the people from political
rhralldom; but not one word of the issues. VY here are the is
sues? Were they lost in the shuttle of one nf his post prandial
linker varns, or did they fall by the wayside between “talkfests
Pear some lonesome pine? Oh. these issues! those ideal pnn
Spies! the enunciation of which was to add lustre to the name
and fame of the great “emancipator," and to cure all human ills.
Come Mr. Colbv, tell us something of vour issues, if they haven t
slipped your memory! Please enunciate! Enunciate the issues,
ur come home and stay home! Does Mr. Colby expect to he
elected Governor? Why, of course, he doesn't. He can have no
s.k-h expectations. He will get votes, some thousands of votes,
perhaps; that's admitted and conceded, hut enough to win by?
Alpst assuredly not. He is merely gratifying a peculiar vanity
just now bv calling Governor Fielder hard names and Edward
C. Stokes harder ones. Mr. Colby is developing more and more
as a bird of fashion, it would seem. He yearns to shine as a
social lion. As yet he is merely a society bud. hut his political
aspirations keep him in the public eye. and may enable him to
blossom out as a leader of the smart set. the adored and courted
ef the monocle-wearing, high-collared fashion plates, who di\ide
their hair in the middle, munch cane heads, live on that which
was left to them and delight in being classified as “swell."
Colbv has wealth, whether gained by hard work or heritage;
he is there with the means. He can revel in luxury and indulge
his every wish. While State senator it was noted that while
whole committees were deemed fortunate to have one clerk or
secretary the young Essex millionaire had two. all to himself.
They were more like valets than clerks. One would dress the
senator's desk, the other take care of his linen. No wonder be
appeared at the sessions of the Senate a veritable paragon of
beauty. If Governor he would doubtless have a train of serv
ants, some to think for him, others to write his thoughts, still
others to “receive” and to pour tea. Money and a pandering to |
“smart set" notions could bring about these results. Let Colby;
and his followers pause a bit and reflect a bit more. People
mav attend their meetings because of music and other attrac
tions. but even at a circus, folks frequently desert the elephant
tent and rush to witness the antics of side-show performers,
where mirth and merriment are provided, and flippancy and
frivolity hold the crowd for awhile. The attention paid the light
and airy events, however, is of the flitting kind, and sober and
serious "thought soon brushes fads and fancy aside. Colby and
his friends marvel that Roosevelt left these parts at this time,
for far-off Brazil. Roosevelt probably had his reasons for going.
It will be recalled that Colby went abroad and remained away
for almost a year when his own little “Progressive" party was in
sore need of his presence. What were Colby's reasons for ab
senting himself for a protracted period? Colby has strayed
from the Rooseveltian path of dignity; he has forgotten his is
sues; the “emancipator” has lost liis lines; he has descended
from the sublime to the ridiculous. In short, Colby has become
a “Common Scold."
TOMORROW WILL witness tbe first act in the marriage
of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans at the narrow Isthmus of
Panama, when the Gamboa dike, which holds the waters of
. Gatun lake, is blown up by the engineers and the water is al
lowed to rush into the great Culebra cut. The blast that is to
shatter the dike will he of earthquake proportions, for in each
of more than a thousand holes will be exploded from 80 to 100
pounds of dynamite. With this feat the interoceanic canal
will be virtually completed and the dream of ages be fulfilled.
As early as 1520 the piercing of the isthmus was proposed by
Angel Suavedra, and thirty years later by Antonio Galvao, but
Spanish enterprise looked only to gold discovery and the looting
and enslavement of natives. If it had heen undertaken by Spain
native slave labor would have been employed, at a frightful
sacrifice of human life. It. was mercifully left to a humane
nation, that has redeemed the isthmus from its plague curse and
built the canal at less cost of human life than any other great
engineering work of its kind. What Spain was unable to do in
the days of her empire on this continent France undertook. In
1879 De Lesseps, who bad constructed the Suez canal, took up
tne project, which was capitalized at 000,1)00,000 francs. The
disastrous failure of the enterprise is well known. It was then
that our government, Hinging aside the restraint of selfish trans
continental railroad interests, bought the French rights and
proceeded to build the canal, which is now and forever exclu
sively United States property and a part of our coast line.
• - CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY for the wreck of the Kose
ville Trust Company is now to be made prominent in the in
' instigation of the bank's officers, three of the former employees,
including Manager Smith, being under arrest. Remarks made
hr Chief Justice Gummere to the grand jury this week in
dicated that possibly others would come into the net of the
law. The situation has ominously changed since the date of the
mysterious return of the fugitive Smith and the fraternal greet
ing be received.
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“l.rara Oar Thlas Firry nay.”
NO. 4—CANADA GOOSE (Bernicla Canadensis)
(Copyright, 1913. by The Mentor Association, Inc.)
THERE is no more exhilarating
sound In nature than the sonor
ous honking of wild geese. Who has
not at some time in his life heard,
far aloft, the well-known trumpet
“Honk!" and the prompt answers all
down the two lines as the V-shaped
flock winged swiftly forward? Usual
ly the geese fly in a broad, V-shaped
line: but this is not constant, and
one sometimes sees them flying in a
long, whip-like curve. This seems to
he when they are temporarily dis
turbed, as by some strong change in
the air currents: but it seldom lasts
long, as the btrds soon rearrange
themselves in their geometrical angle
formation. In the raw, w'indy days
at winter’s end, as the flocks fly
north, the old gander’s cry is accept
ed as a guarantee of spring and
hailed with joy.
The Canada goose is the largest of
the wild geese of North America. Its
average length is about thlrty-flve
inches, and it usually weighs fifteen
pounds or even more. This bird has
from Lahrndor and the Saskatche
wan regions north to the Arctic
Ocean. In August, like many of the
ducks, these birds molt the entire
wing and at that season their chlel
enemies are the Indians and Eskimos,
who catch them in great numbers.
However, for eating the gander is
not very good. His flesh is strong,
tough and unpleasant. The females
and tender goslings are far more
highly prized as food.
The gander is very energetic and
courageous In defending his mate on
the nest. W. T. Hornaday, director
of the New York Zoological Park,
tells an anecdote that illustrates this.
"Last spring," he says, "two of our
geese paired off and built a nest on
the south bank of the Mammals'
Pond, in a very exposed situation.
From that time until the young were
hatched the gander never once wan
dered from his post. It was his rule
never to go more than sixty feet
from the nest and whenever anyone
approached it he immediately has
a jet black head and neck, with a
conspicuous white crescent encircling
the throat. The black on the neck
ends abruptly where the neck joins
the body, and the general tone of the
latter is gray-brown. Its neck is
longer, and generally more slender,
than those of other birds.
There are few warier birds than
the Canada goose. Unless the hunter
has much experience or exceptional
advantages he will find them very
hard to get. The number of birds
that still survive testify to the wari
ness, the keenness of vision, and the
good judgment of this much prized
bird. For this reason they will prob
ably long continue to lend their won
derful charm to our spring and au
tumn skies, and to be. an inspiring
index upon which the weatherwise
base their forecasts.
The Canada goose winters in
Texas, along the Gulf of Mexico,
and in the sounds and bays of Vir
ginia and the Carolines and goes
north early in the spring. In the
summer it inhabits the far North,
tcned to intercept the intruder, hiss
ing and threatening with his wings
in a most truculent manner. Had j
anyone persisted in disturbing the
female he would willingly, even cheer
fully, have shed his blood in her de
fense. His unswerving devotion to
his duty attracted the admiring at
tention ot thousands of visitors and
the proudest day of his life was when
the tirst live gosling was led to the
water and launched with appropriate
Every day a different human
interest story will appear In the
Evening Star. You can get a
beautiful Intaglio reproduction of
the above picture, with five oth
ers. equally attractive. 7x9 y2
inches in size, with this week's
"Mentor." In "The Mentor" a well
known authority covers the sub
ject of the pictures and stories of
the week. Readers of the Eve
ning Star and "The Mentor" will
know Art. Literature. History.
Science and Travel, and own ex
quisite pictures. Price fifteen cents.
Senator Jones’s Idea of the American Gold Supply
ABOUT a year after the discovery of gold in the A ukon district of the
Alaskan peninsula, and at a time when the excitement occasioned by
the discovery caused those who remembered the California discoveries
of 1849 to be reminded of that earlier excitement, I met one afternoon in
Washington ex-Senator John P. Jones, of Nevada. 1 knew Senator Jones
was developing w'hat was said to be a small gold mine situated in the vi
cinity of Sitka. I also knew that he was esteemed among the foremost of
the authorities upon the precious metals and of the geological formations in
the United States in which gold and silver were found.
1 said 10 oenaior Jones uiai
a day or two before I had been in
formed by former Mayor William R
Grace, of New York, that he had met
mining engineers from South Africa
who had told him that they had not
begun to develop the gold resources
of the Rand and other South African
fields, and that it was interesting now
to know that on the other side of the
globe there had been discoveries
which bore out the prediction by Wil
liam H, Seward, then secretary of
state, that gold would be found in
the Alaska peninsula, or what used
to be called Russian North America.
"I sometimes hear reports from
men who profess to be good authori
ties upon the precious metals of the
world, intimating that we are rap
idly approaching the climax or maxi
mum of gold production. But these
men don't know what they are talk
ing about,” said the Senator.
As we walked along together he
continued: "In my opinion, the sur
face of the world is only scratched
so far with respect to the production
of gold. Science will show' the way
not only to fresh gold fields, but also
the way to extract with profit gold
ores which in the past were not
thought worth working.
"Why, my dear sir, the entire
American hemisphere, from the Arc
tic Ocean and Alaska to Patagonia,
is lined and seamed with veins of
gold great and small. In my view,
there was one tremendous impulse of
nature in the formative period of the
world which resulted in nature's al
chemy w hereby gold was produced,
rivers of it, along the backbone of the
American hemisphere. _
“We have only just begun. When
I went to Alaska to study a little
mine in the lower part of the penin
sula I made up my mind that the en
tire Alaskan peninsula is saturated
with gold. Further investigation per
suaded me of another thing. Ever
since I began the study of the precious
metals, their location, their geological
formation and the manner of mining
them, I have been satisfied that some
where on the North American conti
nent the great mother lode of gold
existed and that some day adventur
ous prospectors and explorers would
discover it."
Here Senator Jones raised his hands,
and, with a great sweeping gesture
that was intended to cover symbol
ically the remote Northwest, he said:
“I am now satisfied that the mother
lode of gold lies somewhere in that
immense icy and dreary territory
which we caiU Alaska. It will be dis
covered some day, because there is no
difficulty of geography or climate
which men will not master In the
pursuit of gold. Furthermore. I tell
you that- I am persuaded that cen
turies will pass before the world's
supply of gold will be seriously
When Senator Jones spoke to me in
this way the other great discoveries
of gold in Alaska had not been made.
(Copyright. 1913, by E. J. Edwards.
All rights reserved.)
Tomorrow Mr. Edwards will tell of
“Thomas L. James's Visit to General
Medals of Our Presidents
Do you know that in the vaults of
the United States mint at Philadel
phia. snugly enclosed in oil wrap
pings, are steel dies of medals bear
ing the likenesses of each of the
twenty-six Presidents of the United
States? And President Wilson's
medal is to be placed among them
very shortly.
Now, no doubt, you have seen
many pictures and likenesses of our
various presidents; also you may
have noticed they are not all alike.
Indeed, some of them would be taken
for likenesses of entirely different
persons. Naturally. Uncle Sam
wants to preserve the features of
each of the men who have presided
at the Wihite House, so that those
who come after us may see exactly
what they looked like. But, mark
you, the likeness he keeps on tile
must be absolutely accurate in every
Hence through all the years he has
l had a medal struck off of each of
our presidents very shortly after they
took the oath of office. The set is
complete. Not one is missing from
George Washington clear down to ex
President Taft.
Great pains were taken In the mak
ing of the dies for these medals, the
most expert engraver of the time be
ing engaged to make them of each
of the successive presidents. When
the first Congress of the United
States met it authorized the secretary
of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton,
to see that a medal was made of I
George Washington, and from that
day to this each secretary of that
department of government has had
a medal made of The President in
whose cabinet he served.
The medal of Washington was
made by an engraver named Duviv
ier. the most expert in all France.
It is three inches in diameter and.
on its obverse side bears a bust of
the father of his country in profile,
and the inscription, "George Wash
ington, President of the United
States, 1789.”
On the reverse side appear two
clasped hands, one that of an Indian,
the other that of a colonial officer;
a tomahawk and a calumet of peace,
crossed; and the inscription. "Peace
and Friendship.” Numbers of these
were struck off and given to the In
dians as token of the white man's
friendship for them.
The medal of President Lincoln is
particularly interesting and, it is
said, a remarkable likeness. It shows
his rugged features in profile and
bears the simple inscription, "Abra
ham Lincoln.” On the reverse side
enclosed in a wreath of oak leaves
set on branches of laurel and Palm
crossed, are inscribed the dates of
his inauguration, his assassination
and his death. Look at his likeness
on the next “Lincoln penny” that
comes your way and you will see a
replica of the likeness of him that
appears on the medal.
Train Hits Auto; Two Killed
UTICA, N. Y., Oct. 9.—Ur. C. F.
Wood, president of the village of
West Winfield, and H. D. Wheeler, a
prominent resident of that place, were
last night killed by a Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western train at
Clayville. They were in Dr. Wood’s
automobile and going home from thia
city when they drove in front of a
milk train.
She Lives on Water 67 Days
PALO ALTO, Cal., Oct. 3.—Mrs.
Grace H. Foss died yesterday of
starvation, after a fast of sixty-seven
days, during which time she took no
nourishment except water. Mrs. Foss,
who was forty-live years of age, re
sisted all attempts to feed her. Her
decision to starve is attributed to
melancholia. She was the wife uf u
well-to-do contractor.
Opinions and Views
from the Exchanges
norka for N»w Jaratf.
From the New York World.
The report of the New Jersey Har
bor Commission, which requires fed
eral assent, should meet a friendly in
terest in a New Jersey President and
a New Jersey secretary of war, who
has control over harbor changes.
Navigation could hardly be impaired
by any intelligent use of the Bayonne
shoals. As to public health, the bulk
headtng and filling in of part of the
flats and the dredging of the remain
der should somewhat lessen the
menace of pollution, though It would
by no moans solve the pressing sew
age problem. .
New York has everything to gain by
rational development of the Jersey
coast, if the new public spirit of the
State proves able to prevent the rail
loads from grasping all the advantage
New York city is embarrassed by lack
of funds in carrying out its own great
plans of dock development and should
welcome help from New Jersey in
bringing commerce to the port or
kseoPmeB,ocaieohJection to the removal
of the navy yard to the site ap
pears in Brooklyn. It must be accel
erated” by politicians who figure on
the “navy yard vote” and by real es
tate agents who have land for sale.
Business men can see at once that
Brooklyn would greatly benefit by the
removal of the yard which has so long
divided it into eastern and western
“districts.” and by the devotion of the
very valuable site to commerce and
An Exploded Fiction.
From the Louisville Courier-Journal.
The new tariff law must be time
tried and fire-tested before the coun
try. or even those who voted for its
passage, or the smaller number who
drew the bill, will know just what Its
value is. But there can be no dis
pute about tile Democratic party
having kept faith and redeemed
The manner in which the work was
done should be a matter of, pride not
only to ever} Democrat, but also to
every good citizen of the United
States. Dignity, sincerity and unity
of purpose and action distinguished
the Democrats in their effort to solve
the leading American problem. While
there is reason to give the highest
credit to Oscar Underwood and to
President Wilson, both of them tire
less workers, able tacticians, sincere
citizens laboring for the common
good, it must be borne in mind that
the Congress which passed the bill
disappointed the hopes of the Repub
lican partisans who confidently pre
dicted “wild horses” as the obstable
to any plans that the leaders might
make. The fiction that the Demo
crats were merely a party of protest
made up of men seeking oflice and
seeking to make capital of discon
tent is forever dissipated by the spec
tacle of the manner in which the law
has been made. Mr. Underwood is of
the opinion that the new-made law
will prove a less burdensome revenue
producer than any tariff act save the
Walker hill of the last three-quarters
of a century. At any rate, it can be ,
said confidently that not in a century
has the countr> witnessed a session
of Congress during which there wras
manifested greater sincerity and
greater ability to deal with public
questions in a business-like manner.
Our American Epic.
From the World’s Work.
Most people didn’t know’ we had
one, but we have. It hangs about
the deeds of valor that were wrought
at San Juan Hill, and the singer—
what more natural—is the hero him
self. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt. Of
him. W. Fayard Hale says:
“He springs into the limelight with
gleaming teeth, one foot on a slain
tiger and the other on a hippopota
mus, shaking his fist at the assem
bled armies of the world and calling
on the firmament to fall and leave
him unterrifled. He speaks with the
authority of the voice from Sinai.
The story of his deeds—how he cap
tured San Juan Hill, and took Pan
ama. and sent the greatest fleet on
the longest cruise—is the Homeric
legend of America, and his senti
ments are as unchallengeable as the
moral law. Most audiences like it
Tlie Ente Mr. Altman.
From the New York Sun.
The name of Benjamin Altman was
widely know'n to the people of this
town as one cf the foremost of New
York's merchants, for the evidence
was public in the great establish
ment he had tfuilt. The engaging
o.ualities of his mind, his unaffected
modesty, the generosity and delicacy
of his benefactions, his refined de
light in all that is best in art and
the wonderful extent and beauty of
his collections, his genuine interest
in the welfare of the men and women
by him employed—these are matters
which, as sometimes happens, it was
left for the last event to make gen
erally known. All through his life
this successful merchant and re
markable man shunned personal ad
vertisement with the persistent
energy w’ith which many others court
and obtain it.
A Painful Predicament.
From the Strand.
A story which is a great favorite in
the British House of Commons con
cerns a painfully embarrassing sit
uation in which Sidney Buxton once
found himself. The incident was first
related by his cousin, Sydney Holland,
the chairman of the Poplar Hospital,
and has been going the rounds since.
It appears that Mr. Buxton one day
got to a railway station five minutes
before the train arrived and sat
down on a bank to wait.
When he got Into a compartment
he found his coat and waistcoat full
of ants, so he took them off and
shook them. Shortly afterwards he
felt the ants inside his trousers, so
he took them off and was shaking
them out of the window when a pass
ing train took the trousers out of his
This was very awkward. He was
going to a cabinet council, and he
had on a frockcoat but no trousers.
At the next stopping place he called
to a porter: "I have had the mis
fortune to throw my trousers out of
the window.”
"That won't do,” said the porter,
and he shouted to the guard: “Here's
a bloke in the first-class without any
bags on!”
The guard came up and. seping how
things were, telegraphed to King's
Cross: “There is a cabinet minister
in the train who has thrown his trou
sers out of the window. Get another
pair for him.”
When Sydney Buxton got to Lon
don he was provided with a pair of
green trousers such as porters wear,
and in them he went to the cabinet
Titanic Claimants Score
NEW YORK. Oct. 9.—Judge Holt in
the Federal Court yesterday sus
tained exceptions by Harry Anderson
and William J. Meller. two claimants
for damages in the Titanic disaster.
He held that the rule that where two
vcsspIh of the same foreign country
collide on the high seas, the law of
that country as to limitation of
liability prevails, also governs in a
case of collision with a floating object
belonging to no country, such as an
Iceberg. The claims against the
Titanic owners now aggregate nearly
Gossip of the Toilers
A committee has been appointed
by the Governor of Louisiana to draw
jp an employers’ liability law.
.San Francisco Riggers and Stove
lores’ Union, one of ihe oldest labor
organizations on the Pacific coast.
»as voted to affiliate with the Inter
lational Longshoremen's Union.
At the Illinois State Federation of
L-abor convention, which will be held
it Decatur. October 14 to IS, frater
lal delegates from the surrounding
states and also from the engineers,
iremen. conductors and trainmen
brotherhoods will be seated.
it is estimated that there are about
1.000. 000 miners in the United States.
}f these aboutTOO.OOO are coal miners
ind about 300.000 metal miners. About ,
'.ft ner cent, of these are now organ
The International Transport Work
ers’ Congress, which held its sessions
at Westminster. England, recently,
was composed of delegates from Eng
land. France. Sweden. A merlon. Ger
many and Italy, and represented over
1.000. 000 workers.
To cool the air tar. under ground,
and thereby permit the miners to
work longer shifts, the owners of a
German coal mine compress air at
the surface of the ground and pipe it
through the workings.
After vears of misery and oppres
sion. Poland i«: now in the throes of
l series of strikes. Warsaw gave the
example, and other towns soon fol
lowed suit, notably T.odz. where 05.000
workers are out. AH over Poland the
workers are demanding an increase
of wages, varying from 30 to 50 per
Evening Star’s
Daily Puzzle
N'M^HYj \ /
What Composer?
Annwer to YenterdM'i* Pas/le:
Oddities in Today’s News
t iisf Sets Clock n-Strikiitsc After 1
Twenty-Hifht Years* Silence.
NEW y6rK, Oct. 8.—Robert Rren- 1
ban for twenty-six years has had a
:lock behind his bar in Flushing that 1
uas once owned by his great grand
rather. During that time it never
stopp'd, nor had it struck the hour.
Tuesday night every on • In the
dace was startled when “dong, dong,
long” vibrated from the old time
piece for hours on end.
Yesterday a elockmakcr found the
spring on the striking weight had
rusted through.
t'no Fans IJie at Scoreboard t Joy
Kills One, Grief Another.
NEW YORK, Oct. 8.—Edward
O'Brien, a waiter, died on the street
before a scoreboard during the
world's series yesterday. Hi art dis
ease, brought to a crisis by joy at the
Giants’ work, caused his death.
shouting for a home run John Sher
riok. an Athletic fan, saw the record
of Baker's strike-out on a scoreboard
and fell dead.
Prenelier Open* Suicide Clinic; Wom
en First Patient*.
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 8.—A "sui
cide clinic.” to cure by mental healing
ail those who contemplate self
destruction. was opened yesterday by
Rev. Mr, Z. H. Copp, paster of the
Cohocksink Presbyterian Church. Two
women were his first patients.
"The direct cause of suicide is
usually hopelessness, principally due
to worry,” said Mr. Copp. who de
clares his method is dissimilar to
Christian Science and the Emmanuel
Freshmen Ordered to Take Census of
Cats Must Record Knell Meow.
MIDDLETOWN. Conn.. Oct. 9.—
One hundred Wesleyan freshmen are
taking, at the command of the
sophomores, a census of the city’s
cats. The entire city has been
divided into districts and today an
accurate return must be made from
every household as to the number,
sex and pedigree of every animal.
Already freshmen have met diffi
culty in getting information, as some
householders fear it is purposed to
take their animals for dissection. In
Don’t=Kiss=Me Baby, Wee
World Trotter, Reaches Goal
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Oct. !).—
Little Miss Marguerite Rettchen, aged
four years, known as the "don’t-kiss
me baby," has arrived here safe and
happy after traveling all the way
from Vienna, Austria, alone. Hug
ging a big teddy bear she climbed
down from the train yesterday and
ran to her mother.
The child bore the following notice
printed on an oilcloth sewed on the
front of her dress:
"Please, dear folk, direct me kindly
his connection it is recalled that Miss
dary Van Duerson revoked a $10,000
>equest to the college because she be
ieved one of her pet cats had been
itolen by students.
ten gets College Title, "< i red tent ,H
on Caving Her 2NI5d Rgg In Year.
CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 0.—Upon
den ‘'0-543" the Oregon Agricultural
'ollege here has conferred the title
if "the greatest hen in the world."
3he has just laid her 283d egg within
i year, making what is said to be a
world’s record.
“C-543" was hatched April 29. 1912,
tnd began laying a{ the age of five
ind one-half months..
The 'former record was made at
he Oregon College farm in 1911, when
t hen laid 282 eggs In a year.
■’nthcr of Flfty-our Children t.et»
Into Court Over Cunrdinualilp.
TULSA, Okla.. Oct. 9.—Charles Rob
erts, a Creek freedman, who claims
o be the father of fifty-one •children,
,vas arrested here and taken to Mus
cogee today to answer a charge of
contempt of court growing out of a
juardianshlp matter.
Roberts says he can establish his
daim to having the largest family
n the United States and possibly in
the world. He first was married in
1867, and of that union nineteen chil
iren were born. He has been mar
ried several times since and says he
lias thirtv-three children living.
H'lnuree Gets $100,000 on StreuRth of
Gift by n Long Delayed Letter.
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct.. 9.—Before
lie underwent an operation from
which he never recovered, Charles E.
Eastman wrote a letter to his fiancee,
Miss Susan Fauley, and told her he
wanted her to have a fourth of his
fortune. He forgot to mail the letter,
but somebody else mailed it after his
death and it became the basis of a
suit in the Superior Court here,
which was decided yesterday in favor
of Miss Fauley. She was awarded
one-fourth of Eastman's estate, the
total of which amounts to $400,000.
Eastman left no will and after his
death the estate was placed in the
hands of an administrator, for his
three sisters, who reside in Michigan.
to San Francisco, to my mama. All
my papers are in my pockets if you
need to look at them. I thank every
body ever so much: but please don't
kiss me." The printing was in Ger
man and English.
“Dry” Law Constitutional
GEORGETOWN, Del., Oct. 9.—The
Webb Kenyon law and the Hazei law
of Delaware, prohibiting intrastats
shipments of liquor into local option
territory, were declared to be consti
tutional in two decisions Just ren
dered here in the Sussex County
Court of General Sessions.
f *
Freedom ^rom financial worry is
the ideal condition for one’s
later years. The Pruden
tial Monthly Income En
dowment Policy provides
the way to financial inde
pendence in old age. Ask
about it.
The Prudential
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