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TKE MORNING JOURNAL-COURIER, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1907.
AN ALFALFA KING A Texas Ranchman Whose In come Exceeds $100,000 a Year. AND SOME MORE IN SIGHT How a Practicing Lawyer Became a Practicing and Successful Farmer. An annual Income of more than $100,000 more than twice the sal ary paid the President of the United States represents the profits of one man from a Texas farm. This fortun ate arrlculturist is R. E. Smith of Sherman. He Is known as "the Alfalfa King," for all of his wealth comes from a, ranch of 1,400 acres, upon which alfalfa only is grown. Mr. Smith has developed from a practicing lawyer to the greatest al falfa grower In the world in a period of thirteen years. He began his first experiment of planting alfalfa in J 8 94. At that time there was littlo known of this plant in Texas. He sowed five acres with the seed. It thrived so well that he met with a dlfflcul problem in keep ing It cut. It was a new thing to him and afforded him an opportunity to begin the study of that particular branch of agriculture with a close ness of application that in a f6W years caused him to be known the country over as an authority upon the sub ject of alfalfa growing. The growing and harvesting of the crop were not the only things to be studied and In vestigated. He conducted a long series of experiments of the best methods of feeding and fattening stock upon it. He made many new discoveries which have been of the greatest value in utilizing the product and his income from the hogs and other Jivestock which feed upon it amounts to many . thousands of dollars annually in'addl-tioh--to the enormous sum which the alfalfa crop directly brings him. When the first five acres enlightened Mr. Smith as to the possibilities of alfalfa ha began to increase the acre age year by yeaf.cven when he reached tag point when he had 'one hundred acres in the feed stuff he was looked upon as the king of alfalfa growers In the Southwest, That was a number of years ago and since then many farms in the country have had a larg er acreage of alfu'.fa than that. Two years ago he had increased his acre age' to 1,000 acres and his income for that year was $73,000, Since then 400 mora acres have been added. Mr. Smith has placed no limit upon the acreage that Tie may ultimately reach. He has a big farm and there are sev eral hundreds acres still available for Alfalfa. The marvelous thing about Mr. Smith's alfalfa farm (3 that it Is a dry land proposition. The crop Is grown without Irrigation.! .. Practically all of the other alfalfa that Is grown in the 'Southwest 'Is .by -means of irriga ; tion. By the cultivating methods Used j by Mr;.; Smith-be Is able to obtain as ; many cuttings mT as large a yield as j usually obtains upon .the ' irrigated j farms. The bid theory that alfalfa will 'jthrivfe only on lowlands Is disproved j by Mr. Smith. It is growing in the ! valley and upon the hills unon his jfarrn. The highest hills in this part J of Texa3 are lii this 1,400 acre alfalfa j peia.. -j. ne crop wnich grows upon thei' isummits is equal to that which grows ln the valleys. The plant enriches thrt ?eoI marvelously, and efter tho first Planting it Is not long until the, most barren spots are thickly carpeted. One lof the bills In tho hie- fllfnlfn flnlrl to recalled Mo'uat Ne,bo, and j'rom its sum- jm't eyory part of the 1,400 acre3 can be plain "y n. "To mo this is the most eniloinst Bniinenc'" X ever beheld, hot ven ex cepting the magnificent mountain scenery of Colorado or of the Shenan- i- Honest Servica Quick talis -Prices' Reasonable V i ODORLESS GAS HEATERS, GAS LOGS (with water back), BACKUS GAS STEAM HEATERS, GAS GRATES, CLOW'S "GASTEAM" RADIATORS. All on Demonstration 93 Crown THE .NEW '-HAVEN What Your workls very satisfactory. Best workmen we have ever had in the house. It is a pleasure to pay this bill it is most satisfactory. -4 i j; RIERRELS, CROSS & I i CONTRACTiNG j 'elephone 839. doah alK-. of Virgini.i," Mr Smith sai l. 'Mtre I have looked clown up on 1, '!,. head of hogs, r. t i ic of which ever died of cholera. I have taken these same porker; trin th.it ai''alfa putt'ire at six months and al ter lopp!a' them for ten or li.'teen ilays t n corn sold them at si . Pins per por.r.cl, each porker weighing from to Tru pounds. The hoy.s make their growth from alfalfa alone, feed ing through the dense mass if ii al most hidden l'rcm view. They disdain nil other feed." The first sec.v-oh's cutting of alfalfa on Mr.' Smith's farm takes placa in April. Ti; 'iist cutting Is usually macle in December, ''"lie lowest run-. her of cet'ir.fcs year is fom- and sur-,o 'seasons it i; fve or six. The yield for eath cutting is never less than oin tdji per acre. Tho j.rlce per ton is never be low $10, and t will iiverasi about $J5 per ton. In addition to the income derived through pasturage and Us sale for for age one crop of seed is harvested. The yield of seed is on a low average three bushels per acre. It sells for 10 cents per pound and at six pound in the bushel one acre will' bring a revenue of $18. But little calculation is required to show that an average yield of four tons per acre and at an averu?e price of $15 per ton, the 1,400 acres bring In an annual revenue of $S4.00 from the sale of the forage crop, while the seed crop at $18 per acre shows an additional revenue of $25,200, or a to tal of $109,200. No calculation is made of the amount of money received from the sale of the hundreds of head of hogs, cattle and other live stock that are fattened upon the alfalfa pasture. The marked success which Mr. Smith has had In growing alfalfa is largely due to. tho interest and enthus asm which he has manifested from the very beginning of the Industry. He has made it a scientific study and he has done more than any other one man to encourage farmers to raise this profitable forage crop. He is in great demand as a lecturer on alfalfa and when he finds time to get away from his farm duties he enjoys at tending meetings of farmers and in telling of his methods of raising the plant. Most of his time is taken up, however, in attending to the multitude of affairs upon the big farm. It is no small matter to be the manaser of the biggest alfalfa farm in the world. Be sides the work of planting and har vesting the crop the marketing and shipping has to be carefully looked af ter. Then there are hundreds of head of hogs, cattle, horses and goats that need watchful care; In the busy season, from April, to January, from fifty to seventy-five men are employed in .the various labors, about the farm. A large number of eight-foot mowers are kept running constantly during the cutting seaspn. The mowers are followed by machines which turn the thickly fallen plants up so that they can' dry quickly. When cured the alfalfa Is either raked up to the balers and baled immediately or is raked to the stacks and put up in that form to await the huller or to be baled later on. The most modern machinery Is used in all this work, and the sight is an interesting one to stand upon one of the eminences In the big field and witness the numerous steam balers, hullers, automatic rakes and stackers In operation. , - The farm laborers are a contented lot of men. Mr. Smith has left nothing undone that would add to their .com fort. Good houses are provided for their living quarters and a large storehouse Is kept upon the farm where all kinds of supplies are kept, from needles to farm implements and from matches to lumber and building materials. Many farmers and other people from various parts of the country visit Mr. Smith's farm in the course of a year. The "alfalfa king" and his wife al ways accord the visitor a cordial wel come and are liberal in their hospi tality. Mrs. Smith is no less Interested In the work of the farm than her hus band. Mr. Smith has taken the pains to trace the history of alfalfa back to its earliest origin. He found that it en tered the United States by way of at Our Salesroom, Street. m L GHT CO. Others Say:- BEARDSLEY, DECORATORS. 80-92 ORANGE STREET. Mexico. It was brought to the latter country by the Spaniards , soon after the days of the conquest by Cortez. It spread northward to the Rio Grande valley, where it was grown by the Mexicans in irrigated lands two or three centuries ago, From Mexico the plant spread southward also and was grown in Central and South America. KAISER AXD THE CHEMIST. Amusing Incident of Recent Army Maneuvers in Germany. During the maneuvers the Kaiser rose one morning at daybreak, in or der to get a general impression of the disposition of his troops. So, in his au tomobile, followed by his entire staff In automobiles, he made for a distant hill that commanded an extensive view. There was a village on the hill, and the clattering of the cars on the cobbles brought most of the inhab itants to their windows. The one person who slept through the din was a deaf old chemist, whose flat-roofed residence was perched right on the summit. The roof was the very place for the Kaiser, go he called a halt, and one of his staff was sent to claim admission. The officer knocked and knocked, but in vain. At the third onslaught, however, steps were heard descending the stairs, and the voice of the old chemist demanded". "What sil ly fool is that?" The staff contained its laughter, for thef Kaiser had heard; but, without showing any sign of an noyance, his majesty uttered one word, "Wilhelm!-" "Wllhelm who?" demanded the chemist. "Wilhelm von Hohenzollern!" he thundered. The shivering chemist, covered with confusion, flung open tho door, doubt less expecting the German equivalent to Siberia, but the Emperor strode past him, without even giving him a look. When he was leaving, however, he called the man to him, placed in his hand the largest coin which bears the imperial likeness.- "There," he said, "Accept this portrait of a silly fool." Fritz Morris, In an Norden'?. OURSELVES AND MEXICO. The day of the professional revolu tionists, of the bandits and the bush whackers, has long since gone by in Mexico. The intelligent people of the country understand the value and ne cessity of peace and are ardent in the desire for it, and that country has the hippy fortune of being ruled by a man of mteligence. That is one of the fine blessing President Diaz has bestowed upon It. Ho truckles neither to the mob, to the demagogue, nor to the Ig norant politician. He advises with the wise men of the nation and pursues the policy he honestly believes to be best for the welfare of Mexico, without reference to popular clamor or to the yelping yellow journals. In many ways Mexico is infinitely a better place to live lh than the United States. Thcre'is to-day certainly no bet ter governed country in the world. Another Illustration of President Diaz's policy of selecting able men to assit him may be seen If one takes tho pains to scan the list of represent ative men whom he has sent to Wash ington in diplomatic capacity. In the last 20 years we have had accredited to this government such men of force, character, intelligence, and probity as Romero, Aspiroz, Casa sus, and Creel, all persons of distin guished achievement and of tho h'ghesi standing in their own country; men truly representative of what Is best and greatest in Mexican life and civil ization, men selected with a rare and fmo discrimination not alwas's em ployed In. the past by the appointing power in this country In making choice of our official representatives In Mexi co. Harper's Weekly. PIIOXOGRAPHS IN DENTISTRY. Dentists' patients who have molars out under chloroform complain after ward of having heard strange and hor rible noises during the anaesthetic sleep. A practitioner has bethought himself of a remedy for these unpleas ant effects. He first of all removed his operating room to the back of the house, where no sounds reached from th.6 street, and found that his patients, after the tooth pulling, awoke, If not from a i-efreshing, at least ' from a peaceful sleep. What they took to be alarm gongs and falling avalanches when under chloroform In the room at the front of the house were only the rumbling pf carts and ringing of tram bells magnified during anaesthet ic sleep. Now the dentist has devised a still greater improvement. While he pulls teeth a phonograph In the next room sings the Jewel song from "Faust," "Lohengrin's "Abschled," or the last drawingroom ballad. The pa tients' sleep Is lulled by sweet music. When they awake they not only have been relieved of annoying molars, but carry melodious memories with them, and go away humming a tune. WHY RE NEVER. MARRIED. A matinee girl from Chicago looked up from a lonlg and painful study of one of Clyde Fitch's autographed sen timents Into that author's face. "Mr. Fitch," she began mournfVly, "I know why you have not married," "Tell mo. I would like to know." "Certainly. It must have happened this way: You wrote a proposal of marriage to a beautiful leading wo man In one of your companies. You should have proposed in person. But you wrote. She couldn't read your writing and thought it was a dismissal from the company. She drowned her self, and you are still unmarried." The dramatic author thoughtfully rolled a cigarette.1 "It is as good a reason as I know," he responded. Pittsburg Dispatch. AN ODD PLACE OF WORSHIP. Burma can show the oldest place of worship to be found anywhere in t:e world. Some miles out of Moulmein, in the middle of a great plain, stands a lone rock so peculiar in form as never to be forgotten after once seen. Ages ago the caves which honeycomb this fortress were transformed from the habitats of bats and wild animals into places of devotion. Thousands of images of Buddha are carved on the walls, arid in ' every chamber bronze, stone or wooden gods are standing, fit ting or reclining in endless silence. It Is computed that may millions of feet have pressed the earthen floors of these sacred caverns. Boston Transcript. SHE KNEW THE FORMULA. A stranger approached a little girl who was somewhat accustomed to in terviews with usual question, "What's your name, little girl?" The little girl, without looking up from her sand-pile, replied: "My name is Edith, and I'm four. She's my little sister; her name's Mildred and she's two. I don't want to go with you and be your little girl, and I know you can't steal my iiW i'i''-jiiu:,s Weekly. CAPITOL CITY HEWS Few Sales in Hartford Stocks and Securities Recorded These Days. ANNUAL REPORTS DELAYED Insurance Commissioner Maedonald Declines to Favor Companies and Violate the Law. (Special t- the Journal-Courier.) Hartford, Dee. 19. With the excep tion of private sales few and far be tween there have been no transactions in Hartford stocks and securities for the past two months. Stocks of the Hartford Fire Insurance companies are lower than they have been in years. The manufacturing stocks are .at a stand still at present, A financial manager whose views of the Hartford situation would not be questioned In any part of the State, said this week that the valuation of the stocks of Hartford Fire Insurance companies a year ago was preposter ously high. . It is not probable that they will reach the figures of last De cember again for a good while. The quotations for bank holdings have felt the depression more or less. But the Hartford National banks are amply equipped. Stocks of industrial cor porations in the city are pot actively dealt In at present. Many manufac turing concerns are funning on short time. The great Cheney silk works at South Manchester with a pay roil of 3,500 hands have cut off one day a week. The building trades In. Hart ford show hundreds of idle men, who have very little laid up, for a rainy day. Up to the present there has been no special suffering among the laboring classes. . There will bq well organteed relief should It be needed. Financially the city of Hartford has not been In better condition for years than now. The sinking fund amounts to $1,039,740. There will be no drain age upon it until July 1, 1909, when $750,000 of Consolidated town bonds will mature. The last bond issues by the city were the Consolidated River Bridge bonds, $1,000,000 Issued Au gust 1,1904 at 3 1-2 per cent, and $1, 000,000 Issued June 1, 1905, also 3 1-2 per cent. There was no difficulty In disposing of these 3 1-2 per qent. issues.- With Hartford Issuing $2,000, 000 bonds at 3 1-2 per cent, interest since August 1, 1904 there will be no difficulty in the State doing the same thing with its $6,000,000 of 3 1-2 per cents, when the time comes for their Issue in 1908. The Hon. Maro S. Chapman of Manchester, who died a few months ago, left an estate worth $750,000. He 'was for thirty years the chief figure in the government stamped envelope works here and in the-Hartford, Man chester and Rockvllle Tramway sys tem, holding the presidency of the road at one time. Mr. Chapman had '.r-ed in both branches of the general assembly and was one of the leading aavocatts in the State of good labor legislation. The property which he left will be divided between his wife, who Is a sister of Major Richard -O. Cheney, Mrs. Ela, wife of Editor Ela Of the Manchester Herald and two un-1 married daughters. Ex-Senator Chap man was in the Twelfth Connecticut through the Civil war and was a prominent Grand Army man. 4 The annual report of the bank and railroad commissioners will not be Is sued until the last of December. In the bank report Commissioner Llppltt of Norwich will make his bow to the public. He has been In office since July 1, succeeding George F. Kendall of Suffleld. Much is expected of his work as he Is thoroughly bred in the hanking business. The first report of Insurance Commissioner Maedonald will not be out until the last of March. It will cover the Fire Insur ance companies giving the business for 1907. The returns for annual statements are made December 31, 1907. These statements will contain the sworn valuations of the companies of stocks and bonds ' held by them on that date. Commissioner Maedonald has cap tured a new feather for his cap by not going into the movement, which some of the Insurance commissioners of the country favored, allowing the compa nies to make appraisals of their stock on the basis of December 31, 1906. He has taken a position and common sense view of the situation and that Is that the laws must be enforced, not withstanding the fact that the surplus of companies rrmy be decimated. Com missioner Maedonald has done what everybody believed he would do when the New York notion was promul gated. TEMPTATION SET ASIDE. Perhaps a temptation to be untrue to himself was never presented to a President in more insidious form or one disguised more successfully as a prompting of patriotic duty. That Mr. Roosevelt Is a big enough man to be superior to that temptation adds an other to many instances In which he has justified the confidence of those whose confidence In him has been steadfastDetroit Free Press, Delici " us Suga -cured Corned Beef, We cure all our own Corned Beef and know the quality and kind of meat used to be the best boneless brisket, rump and round to be had anywhere. It is tender and has that de licious flavor so palatable and satisfying. Send your next order for Corned Beef to the IMesbit stores we want you to know the quality. Th88.H.NesbitCo. Church and Elm Streets. BRANCH STORE, 815 Edse ,vooil Avenue. A GREAT LACE INDUSTRY. Xottingham Produces About $23,000, 000 Annually. In a description of the Nottingham lace Industry, Consul F. W. Mahin estimates the total annual-output at about $2.5,000,000. The United States is the largest individual buyer, taking a quarter ot the total. Germany, France and the British colonies rank next, and every other country in the world takes some share of this Brit ish product. Concerning its manu facture the consul writes: Nottingham is pre-eminent in the production of machine lace, for sev eral reasons: First, the Invention of the stocking frame in this country; second, the town was always noted for Its mechanical skill and proverb runs that "The little smith of Notting ham can do the work no other man can"; third, the inventors and improv ers of lace machinery were Notting ham men; fourth, the damp climate. Cotton cloth making was first started in Nottingham, but was moved to Lancashire because the climate was not damp enough here, though right for lace-making. The machines now in use In the Nottingham lace industry are the Levers, lace curtain, plain net (all based on Heathercoat's invention, with Lever's Improvements), and warp lace (an adaption of the knitting ma chine). A German machine for mak ing embroidered net and lace is used to a limited extent, and also the Bar men machine,, of mixed German and French origin, producing a clever imi tation of hand-made lace. The product of the machine, being In a crude brown state, must be bleached and otherwise treated to render it fit for the consumer. These various pro cesses closely followed In development the making of lace. . Samuel Hall of Nottingham patented certain devices during several years, beginning with 1 S 17, which are essentially those used to-day. About 6,000 people are employed In the lace factories of Nottngham and Immediate vicinity; In the bleaching and finishing processes, distinct from the factory work, probably 20,000 more are employed the number be ing a variable quantity, dependent upon the state of the trade. The num ber directly dependent on the lace-industry is estimated at 50,000, and the number indirectly dependent thereon is probably 125,000 half the town's population. At least 600 firms are. engaged In the Industry in this city, in making, ' finishing or marketing lace. A few combine the three, most of them both finish and sell, while a comparatively few deal in the finished article only. The number of firm weaving lace is 135. The annual out put of the largest factory Is worth about $1,000,000, and of an average factory about $250,000. Many of the lace factories are In the city limits, but the present tend ency is to place new ones In adjac ent villages, where land and labor are cheaper. The finishing processes, however, are confined to the city, on account of the better facilities and be cause trade Is expedited by bunching close together the firms engaged therein. As a rule, lace factories are not occupied by one firm alone, but are sub-let somewhat like tenement houses. Thus, there may be one firm or more On each floor, or one firm may have two or three floors. The rent covers all tenement expenses ex cept lighting and insurance. Wages of factory hands range from $4 to $20 a week, depending on the skill or knowledge required. Exchange. COIN FROM THE SEA. The erosion of tho soa at Colaehel, in South Travancore, has caused very old and curious gold, silver and copper coins with beautiful inscriptions and he unearthed in large quantities. People from different places are pouring in to purchase mem. xne coins are supposed to have tome from remote places owing to some volcanic eruption or earthquake in far-ffo places. Madras Pioneer. Thursday Sale! IX THE RAKER'S 1 Soda Biscuit, 6c dozen. Home-made Krullers, 8c. Rplec Cookies, 5c doz. ' ' All Other Cookies, 80 (lot. S. S. Admits' Home-made Milk Bread, 8c loaf. 10o size lonf, wrapped In was pnpdr. Everything baited In our ovens. All kinds ol t uUc, Pics, etc. Christmas Candy. SEE OUR DISPLAY. American Mixed Xmns Candy, 3 lbs 25 cents. Candy Canes, Baskets, Apples, etc. Holly, Wreaths, etc. S. S. ADAMS. Two Telephone ft. Cnll 42. MAIN STOMH. COlf. STATE AND COL'IIT STREETS. Branch S lures: 3.10 Iloivnrd Ave., 745 ftrnml Ave., 04 Honnrd Ave., ar.i Dnvcnport Ave., 7 Sliclton Ave., 153 Lloyd St. HART MARKET COMP NY Come to us for your CHRIST MAS POULTRY, if you want the choicest. A large supply. We offer a small lot of gilt edged Native Turkeys If you want these come early. Native Pork from Guilford. " Home-made Sausage Meat. r 180 Temolt THE SENTIMENTS OF TKE XAYY. The Springfield Republican hears, from some source which it does not designate, that "Navy officers are largely -ijspnspd to cdndemn the cruise of the battleship fleet as a freak ner- formance." We are therefore impelled to, assure our valued contemporary that it has heard something which is not true. To begin with, it is neither the practice nor the privilege of navy officers to condemn a cruise or any other naval undertaking nrescribed in orders from the commander-in-rhief In the next place, we venture the state ment that if all the officers of the navv were officially directed to express their opinion as to the wisdom of the pros pective cruise, very nearly all of them would unhesitatinelv declare it in hi. a timely and most commendable pro ject. That so long a voyage for so large a number of warships will involve a certain amount of risk need not be aeniecl, but to abandon the cruise on that account would be ridiculous Ev. ery naval vessel, in commission em- Doaies witmn herself an ever-present element, of risk. Peril is inherent in the very service itself, and can be eliminated only by placing our ships out of commission, emptying their magazines and retirine their' and men.- The point is urged that the passage or tne Straits of Magellan Is a dangerous one. True enough. That is why our seagoing officers should familiarize themselves with it in time of peace In order that they may be able to make It safely, If emergencies shall require, In time of war. The idea that navy officers "largely condemn" the cruise is best refuted .by the fact that the proudest officers in the ser vice to-day are those detailed for a duty with the battleshin m ani th saddest those who have not received sucn assignments. The mere suggestion of the cruise has. moreover stimulated recruiting in the navy. Army ana j.avy Journal. BIGGEST OF ALL AXIMALS. The sulphur bottom or blue whale, as it Is better called by the Norwe giansis not only the largest living an imal, but the largest that has ever liv ed, reaching a length of eighty feet or very rarely a little more. Whales grow much larger than this In books and newspapers, but in actual' life not one in a dozen even of this species at tains a length of eighty feet. The popular idea of a whale Is that It is a clumsy animal, but, as shown by mod els, it has the graceful lines of a yacht. The total weight of a whale is about sixty tons, and unusually large and fat Individuals must reach at least sixty-five tons. The largest animal of the past so far discovered Is th great Dinosaur brontosaurus, and this big reptile weighed about thirty-eight tons. Museum News. . D. IVI. Welch & Son Offer CAR OP APPLES. Baldwins, Greenings and Kings. ', POULTRY. Fresh-Wiled Ducks, 206; Chickens, 20c j Fowl, 18c; Turkeys, 25c all sold full-dressed. They will please yon. FRESH VEGETABLES. , Egg Plant, String Beans, Cauliflower, Spinach, Lettuce, Celery, etc. LAYER FIGS. Some very nice Layer Figs, 10c 11). NEW PRUNES. Our New California Prunes arc In all sizes and prices. You should see them. BARGAIN OLIVES., Wo have Olives in bottles from 5o up all bargains. D. M. WELCH & SON. New Numbers 38-40 CONGRESS VENU WEST HAVEN. FAIR HAVEN. PRE-INVENTORY SALE. Great redaction in well-known brands of Mar malades, Jama, Preserves, etc. Owing to over stock we will move them out regardless of cost. Kelller's Raspberry Jam.. 22 cents per Jar ReiHer's Strawberry Jam. 22 cents per jar Dundee Marmalade 20 cents per jar Oneida Community Jams.. 20 cents per jar Old Virginia Orange Marmalade (glass). 20 cents per jar Hartley's Orange Marmalade (glass) . . : . 20 cents per jar Mt. Clair Jam Kitchens Jellies and Jams. 20 cents per jar xAmceat (Acker, Merrall & Condit) Mar- malado 13 cents per Jar Long's Preserves APRICOTS, FIGS, PEACHES, PINEAPPLE, SLICED ORANGE all to close out...., 25 cents per jar Others too numerous to mention, yourself, or telephone us 1978. THE S W. HURLBURT CO. f 1074 CHAPEL STREET. $ I . Exactly So! We are selling Good IU at 19 cents per dozen Other Eatables at You are sale to save SCHOENBERGER'S WOMAN'S WAY IX A PANIC. One of the Influential men In the financial district reached his home at 2 o'clock in the morning the day af ter the bank trouble developed here He found waitipg for him a lady well known to his family. IHs 1 wife, heroically trying to stifle her yawns, shrouded in a kimono, waited with her. "Save my money,' almost vvept the visitor. "I have $10,000 In such-and-such a bank, and I fear I will lose it. I beg of you to help me." The financier calmed her as best he could. "If your bank la going to suspend payment It will be useless for you to get In line, 'said he. "But I'll get up early to-morrow morning a- X see if I can't find a bank which will cash your check for you. Gd home, be calm, and have a check ready at 9 o'clock in the morning. and go to the bank at once, I wil- try to arrange your matter. It was past 3 o'clock when he got to bed. He was up at 7, and aS soon as he had finished breakfast he got on the 'phone, trying to find some friendly bank official to take a chance and cash the check. At last he suc ceeded. He called his frightened female friend at once. "Get a cab, take your check, and go- to' the Sea foam Bank at once. They'll cash your check. I've arranged it all."' "Oh, but I can't to-day," said the woman. "I have an engagement with my dressmaker." New York Letter Cincinnati Times-Star. EAVESDROPPING BY TELEPHONE Tenants of apartment houses' which have telephone connection by means of a common switchboard, operated by some employe of the premises, will be interested to learn , that, according to. a decision -rendered by Justice Wauhope Lynn; the janitor, or the janitor's wife, is not privileged to eavesdrop and then repeat the con versations about the house. "The tel ephone' said the court, "is not a toy, nor an instrument to be played upon. It has passed the period of experiment,; and it Is now a real liv ing part of ourselves. It expresses the soul and mind of our feelings; the heart-throbs of the human-voice are felt as keenly over this instrument as when one person talks to another and it can express its Intonations and throbs .when reflected by the human voice; and where It is" installed as a part of an apartment house, then ltd presence must be regarded as a sacred part of the home, entering Ino Its privacies and secret3, and giving com munion with those we love and cher ish. New York Post. t t t t t Come in and see for same proportion. when you buy at 4"H tr44rM'H'H'