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& THE 'CAIRO BULLETIN, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, 1908
TUB CAIRO BULLETIN utered at the 0lKPottofllc lor transmission through the malls at seoond-clMa rates. t HAMLtrMXtlt 1 1 ft f t t.t 1 1 I THE WEATHER I .rr yt i t tti uuuttui uiti i tit NEWS OF THE RIVERS s nmii i trow ... Yesterday's Cairo Temperature Maximum Minimum . . . . , At 7 p. m. ., : At 12 midnight (street record) .. General Conditions. The day was cloudy an I rain during the forenoon' meHiirlng .2; of an inch. Rain began fallinR again last night and seemed likely .to con tinue today. The government bulle tin reported rain from eleven points. Extremes of temperature were 72 at Vlrksbiug. an.! New Orleans an J 11 at Winneintieca. '" ,' Forecast? For Today. Cairo and Vicinity: 'Rain or snow colder. ' ' 1 -' '' ;' ' " 1 Sun and Moon. Sen wHh rise today ". .-. . Sun will set today Motn will set tonight . . . , Note: i The above sun 7:24 a. ni. 4:41 p. m. 1:00 a. m. and moon record (s for Illinois and approxi mates, the record at Cairo within a few minutes. Washington Forecast. Washington, Dec. 29. n,LINOIS--Paitly cloudy Wednesday and Thurs day with probable snow flurries near the lake; much colder. TO SUBSCRIBERS. -- All reader of The Bulletin who miss their papers are re- quested to pot.fy tne. office promptly and every effort will - be made by the management to correct the evil. There have - been, numerous complaints - lately, from new subscribers and old ones at well. If sub- scribers will designate safe and convenient places where carriers may place their papers the management will see that their directions are carried out FITZSIMMONS AND SULLIVAN BOTH CHALLENGE JOHNSON Sydney, N. S. W. Dec. 29. "Boh" f'itzsimmons, former heavyweight champion of the vorld, anil Jack "Twin" Sullivan, have challenged .Tack Johnson for, a fight -for the heavyweight title. DISCHARGING FIRE ARMS. AH persona are warned that th ordinances prohibiting the discharg ing of fire arms In the city will bt strictly enforced. Any one caught violating the same will.be arreiite.J and prosecuted. M. S EG AN, Chief of Police YAQUI WAR ENDED. NogalpR, Ariz., Dec. 2?. Thp long war with the Vaqul Indians In Mox ice. In which scores have bi killed itirhtiling many Americans, has been terminated In a treaty of peace agreed upon by the Indians and the governor of Sonora, Mexico. 4 V';' B'9 Price for Butterfly. Five hundred and fifty dollars lies been paid for a single specimen of the Aotlmacus butterfly. WILLIAMS TIN. COfTEK ini SHEET IRON WOKS Sole egente for the PERFECT ANTRV the Bug Proof and Germ Proof Method cf keeping Crertrie In the houee. Ask tr solicit to call. 810-12 Commercial Avenue Cte Phwf 47. I j BEXO & I VALUE STRONG DEFENSE OF DAILY PORTS BEFORE HISTORI CAL ASSOCIATION. RE- US GOOD AS EVIDENCE When Judged By Some Standards Mich Better Than Gossip Which Many Historians Accept. Richmond, Va it't'c ."..The American Historical association transferred the second half of its convention from Wtsdington to Rich 34 . mend today, members coming here n the afternoon by special train. The session formally opened tonight with the anneal address of "resident Adams, who discussed "History ami the Philosophy of History." One of the able papers of the day was by Mr. Rhodes in defense of newspapers as historical aids. He said In part: Taking as his subject "'the I'se ot Newspapers for the History of the I'eriod From K:i,.l IS 77," Mr, Rliod said: "The attitude of society to the newspaper is unsympathetic and Mrs effects to some degr.-e tue teeling or American historians when they con diiler the use of newspapers as hi'- torica-l materials, leana them to adopt an apologetic tone in justifying their employment. This attitude :s however beside the question as is seen when we detach ocrselves from American life and conditions. For example when A u la nl criticises Taine for using two only of the twelve journals available for the history ot the French revolution our impression is the same, as if Taiue were eriti cised for . the neglect of evidence, oi another class. Taking the newspaper for what it is, with its virtues and its limitations, it seems curious thai an apology should be n-eoessary for its tiro as historical material. For it is contemporary, written without knowledge ol the end. and its aim is to print the news which is present politics. If its relation is colored by honest or dishonest partisanship, that may bo easily detected, j "For the history of the decade of . ISf.it fin newspapers are indispens 'able to get at all the facts, to go to the bottom of things anl to portray Jthv- changing public opinion wmp-Ii is a prominent feature of those ten J ears. As I based statement after statement upon newspaper authority, knowing that I was subjecting my self to criticism, I could not heip 'thinking of the cogency of the re mark, go well attested by a variety of examples. "A modern newspaper statement though probably trif, if quote, in a hook as testimony, wen id be laugne at; but the letter of a court gossip, if written some) centuries ago. is thought good historical eldcnce. When we 'test newspaper evidence as we do all other evidence, taking into account the. general situation. the surrounding influences and the iittii viiitiai i. las ol tne journalist, we shall find it excellent authority; co.i tributing to a vivid narrative. This Is especially so for (he decade ot l$5lt;o when it is well worth while t-j have the statements an. I opinions of ruth great journalists as Crecley. Dana, Bryant. BigMow. Raymond. Webb. How ies. Thurky. Who I. .Schotiler and Me.lilt." For the history of the ( nil wv tii i newspapers, m far as the, north ' rn bide is concerned, are in; so in, poriam tor Historical evidence, as -luring the .h-rade pre. cling it. The history of campaigns an I 1-ittli s. " hi h -,,..,. .( , , ,, . ",,,.n lint ii, iii., I j 1 1 IM-lill IM IH1S sp.oe is npire ai.urat-lv an. I thnr oiifhly told in the iii-niimental publi ritinn )f nur cm ei rn-i.-tit. the fiffi till Records of the fnlon and Con lent rate Armies, The noiitht m newspapers, howvo. tin- man) hm.. fnl wditli al fails noli. r-- l.- i , be fniin-1 an,! they i d ei t a Imirat. v uuiern nfi.ty. jwculiar in that it was cut f-ff fruu interionrse wiu tb" niter world owinc to t';e efficient Fc-ieral blixka-le. "In the lijvtf-ry (,f the 1! ..instre. tior. the historian may to a ;ir: extent Independent f ()ie daily n-.. pST Recnrisiriifti-.ti was the of concrei-s at- I its d. bar. .an! a. ; are the essential thnc " -Vir. htlOdei" Flllerueil 1 1 h-H p,,j r n "ill the eonrtndinc r -nark- "Tr duty of the hNtortn rs net to d-f -j it if the nepat rs are a r-x- l a tiiik-ii in iie 1MT t measure their influr-nee ,-n the prr s.-nt a't ! to reopT)!7o thir tnijw.rt.i'ir-f. a, a( ump'e n.J .er!'nii'n- t. -, (,f the i-aM " 1 . . NOTICE TO STOCK HOLDEP3. Tbe Min-txl rrf"g of the (.fwV hold'? of the A!ndrr frnty' N- flonal Bark cf ppnoi. ti h"M at tie rf?!fe rf tb esii hmnh la the eity cf Ca'ro. fibnm,. r.n Tu day, Jantisry IS. 1 ?. for tfie rr tioii pf Po,H cf rtre!or? mn4 fT the ln.n?!ji,n of other Pells will be ort fmi, it ovir- m. to 2 p vi rnt nil 4v. JAMKo H- r.AU.W,S. CabbT. Doe,! Cen-platn. "Don't cotcrdaln," m re K! . " J" Cod dat sottebody (, an kt to grind. Toe a Iiuky dee days If, -iw-n ,un gn, turoiieb tundii' t-lnds'one. doesnt h- a de at tn- an s:r yoa ..'- Wa yoa t do his rfeoiHn' ON NEW SEWERS CAIRO'S NEW SYSTEM RAPIDLY APPROACHING COMPLETION THIRTY FOURTH STREET DISTRICT NEXT IN ORDER. Cairo's new sewer system -docs mil lack much of being completed. In ten days from now the lateral system i nine district from Twelfth street t.i Thirty-third street inclusive will have been finished, and owners of property in that district will be at liberty to make connections with the new sys- 1 tern. The Commercial avenue main i a, 'so will probably be finished tie1 lalter pun. of January and this will i j leave only the Thirty-fourth street lat eral svslem to lie built. For the latter Ihe preliminary steps are well ad vanced and bids will soon lie asked tor. Mr. Rich has not yet begun work on lowering the big sewer from Thir tieth street northward. There is some inisnuilertaiding between the at torneys of the parties as to what Mr, Rich shall obligate himself to do. The eiiy's council wish to have it so that nut him; in the agreement made with t S ' ,M r. men Mian i-e t-o i"i!Miu-'-i tc- .1. relieve the Rich Construction Com pany from any responsibility for I lie defective original construction of the sewer. MORE THAN 25 MEN ENTOMBED IN MINE IN WEST VIRGINIA Bluelield, W. Va , Dec. 2!. As a re suit of an explosion in Lick J'-ratun colliery this afternoon, 25 men were entomber. Of these IS have bee.; taken out alive and four are Known to be dead. LATER. Bluefield. V Va.. Doe. 2;. It is now certain that more than 2b miners were entombed. Itesides t",ie IS rescued alive, 12 bodies haw. ready been recovered and at night, the rescuers had located lucre bo-lies. ai mid the NOTICE, " Stae of Illinois, Alexander County, HI. In the County Court, to the Janu ary Term, A. D. In tin- matter of the estate of Clementine Mt'Ieail, deceased. To the -listrubu'ees of said estati: and all persons interested therein: You are hereby notified that on the ISth day of January, 19iMi. the under signed administrator of said entate will present to the County Court of said Alexander County t Cairo, Illi nois, a fiinal report of his acts and do ing as such administrator and ask the court to approve (lie same and to dis charge liltn from any and all further duties and responsibilities connected with said estate and bin a-iministra lion thereof. At which time and place you may be present and resist such applicat ion, if you chouse so to do. .1, MI'RAT t.l'ION, Administrator of the Fstate (.f clem entitle McLean, ib-acese-l KILLED DBY SWITCH ENGINE, M .nil son. S D, Dec. L"i Pei r piar.lt. pa t grand ma i-r of the Fellows of South Dil.ot.t. was oer by a switih itiiTine and kllb the railroad ards here today. ,Lir Ol I rm. d n Serious Ailment, ' said Mrs I-apsling, "my hu much l.ett. r no. For s day 'bough, be HUH threatened "I f 5,' bund Is or two. with tobaciilosis of the Pines." HoEST Dentistry At Homst Pkicis Ciold Crown : : : Sihcr fillings : ; Jioltl Fillings : : GONOTfo fhf inRMVGDFMIST BlT(0MFTUDWU FrrRTs! t TJic HARRIS DKVTAI, CO. ! Hi (omrnrrfial Air. rar Math1 Voo Hill know the place b) j Use large loolh at Ihe door HOME PRONE ill OPES SINDAY AD IVEMGS. lady A!cnd;,nt. i rkwr m i mmmmm m m rnfTII 1 1 e 1 1 nr. .50 j ISO; I Oil JONAH STORV DR. L. W. M UN HALL ATTACKS A HIGHER CRITIC Of-' THE HOLY DIOLE. EXCHANGE ANGRY WORDS Other Ministers Declare Biblical Stories Have Value as Alle gorical Talcs Munhall Ac cussd of Dichonesty. Chicago. Deo. 29 - Did a whale, ac tunlly swallow Jonah an, I disgorge him 'later? This is a question which hiis split 1 1 pep the rock of Methodism. Dr. D. I W. Mcnhii.ll of Cermantown, r.'a., author, traveler and lecturer, attack ed the higher critics of the Hi bio. to-j day before the Chicago Methodist ministers' meeting at the First Meth odist church upon this question, a'ld , in doing so precipitated a ministerial j row which threatens to spread throughout the Methodist church. j Di. Munhall. in his address, tie-: chunl for a literal interpretation of! tiie Tible. -He said in fact that, ti th. sayings of the Old and New Tes tament were disbelieved that tip: whole structure of Christianity top pled. His address I nplie I that un less every word of the F'.bie was ac- epted as historical truth that the "higher critics" would sncce?d ii. tearing down the superstructure of religion. A "hublu b" of no small degre. vvas caused among the ministers who lidi-ueil to the address and th re wi re assentations and dissensions from the statements which the :i: turoi put forth. An Allegorical Tale. Several wordy wars eirsued when the lecturer came down among the ministers who thronge 1 the assembly room. Some of the ministers openly declared that they did not I- die-, e the story of Jonah and the whale a:C it. was written in the flihle. They sai-l that their interpretation of the Jonah and the whale story made it appear to their minds that the swal lowing of Jonah by the whale was no rely mi allegorical tale which was intended to convey a certain truth but which was not meant to be taken literally. The Rev. H. W. Warren of tin First Methodist chinch of Harvey, took, issue with Dr. Munhall and de c hire-) to the lecturer's face that when ne stated that trie Methodist ministers did not .-believe that tic- words it the Bible were the words of Cro-l. that he was dishonest. This scathing accusation was uttered by the Rev. Warren- when he met Dr. Munhall in the aisle after the b i tu re. "I say to you that your PiiplicaCoti that the Methodist ministers do not In I it-ve the first, words of the Bible are the words of God that you are dishonest. " said Dr. Warren. The Higher Critics. "You don't know wuat you an- talking aliout when you sa that f am lif hone.-t." returned Dr. Munhall. Prof. W. A. Patton of Northwest-'!'-! I'nivirsity, was among those who dissented from the vipws held bv Di- Munhall. Prof Patton. who is Known as a high critic of the Pitde. addressed himself personally to Dr. Munhall and a little wor.lv war ensued between the (wo divine;. J ror Patton does not believe that the story of (he whal- swallowing lonah is literally true He rays that the words of the Pible ar- meant to I-" ii terpn tcil. not literally, but tor the truths and the stories they teach .in ! lonvev, ' 'Wo are tint battling against the ''' I'tics of In years ago. but against th" wd-itii-nists of ft day." .said J)r. Patron. NOTICE TO LICENSEES! Office of the city Clerk, '"alio, Illinois, ! ruber K Puis At a ti gular meeting of the rit "uncil of tb- said City held mi Tues lav, Dioonih.-r S, i;is. the city rb-rk was directed to phi- notice by jmbil cation thai all llo-nsos are due and iM be paid by January 1st, 10'i:i and that tm application for license will be considered unless aoeompan je-l by the full amount of fee requir , for such license. A Fs-ecia! meeting will bo hd. by the- sail city council on December .In i:-!. and all applicant are nrge, to their app'b at jons filed in this by " .in o'i loi k p m. of tba' Kf'BT. A. 11 VTaiKR. City Cbtk itRVIfES AT ST. PATRICKS CHURCH CONDUCTED flY ST. LOUIS APOSTUL A T t FATH ERR. i5-. Father J ts Iomney. pasti r of St Patrick's burti ar.norn- -ric- TstiCd f'-rty hours of a b tstion ti:ch i!i t.e cf-n-lurte-l at thi-i hurcb by the Fathers of the St st,in !ntoIaJe as fnPnvs: ' F'i U- 1 tt Fe. of the ' f..cton t 5 51 a. m A s'lcm METHODISTS ROW .JrUH HUM A 10 high mass will open the beautiful do votloii known to Catholics ai "Tlr1 Forty Hours," On Friday evening nt 7::i0 o'clock jlectrre and benediction. On Saturday solemn high muss a' S o'clock a. m. At 7: lid p. in, lecture ami benediction. On Sunday low mass at S a. nt. when all who attend the devotions will receive holy ooni'iiuiiloii. Sob tun hb;h nui -s at 10 a. in. at which the choir under the leadership ' f Mrs. I,. I-:. Probio t will sing CoimioiI'h "Mesne Son ne 11." In til evening at 7:" o'clock closing ee:' eiivs, with lecture and benediction. St. Jose-ih's Church. Sirviecs will be heid on N 'V Year's Day at St. .loscpit's ciiur. h at ,"i i 'clock and 9 o'cli ck a. in., c- n ducted by t lie Rev. Father Jam' s tll'lui. BELIEVES IN MLESOi PLAYS PAUL GILMO.RE, POPULAR ACTOR HAS HIH IDEALS HIS PLAY "THE BOYS OF COMPANY B" IS . SUCCESS. In this day of problem plays, many of them dealing with the unhappy tendencies of human nature, it is a wholesome pleasure to see a play like "The. Boys of Company B ' as given by Mr. Paul Gilmore and his good company last night at the opera bet -sc. Mr. Ciilmere does not take pleasure m portraying tne disagreeable trunks of ! if ? bet instead chooses days of refinement which appeal to the better instincts and he never tails to please in his interpretation of such charac ters Mr. OHmore's personal magnetism ami clever acting serve to iiwrease his poprlarity as the seasons go by and h is always a rawirite in Cairo both professionally and socially the later being attested by the number of theater parties and social atten tions shown him when here. Miss Aubrey, the leading woman, Is talented and most attractive both on the stage and off. Her work gives bright promise. AIL ITALY MOURNS (Continued from First Page.) Rain Poured Down. They said the first thing they knew iney were inrown out of tied, and 'amid crashing celtngs and falling 'furniture managed to make their wav to the street. Then in the blackness of the night and amid the pour rain 'that ad-led to their horror and did tress, they rushed blindly away amid jthe crashing of tumbling buildings and rhrleks and groans of those bur ! led in the ruins. Many Are Insane. "Many while trying to escape were struck down by falling balconies and masonry, and still many others lost i heir reason and are today wandering aimlessly in the open fields outside the cit, or up and down the ruined is; reels they kn'-w so well. Robbers Shot Dead. ' Looters and robbers were shot dead by the rifles of the soldiers'' Previous reports from the devas tated provinces that a number of vil lages were ravaged by fire are con firmed. Seventeen persons are de id at Hipncto. The tcvn of Se-mlnarii. I in Calabria, twenty miles from Rog.j gio. fs said to haw been destroj. with a loss of a hundred lives. STRAITS ARE TWISTED. Navigators Give Graphic Description of Straits at Messina. IVIeiniii. Dec. Navigators who have come in here from the Straits of Messina, report that Hip straits haw taken an entirely new shape since tie- arthipiake. They describe them as "twisted." Many villages and fort-i along the straits have been destroyed, lighthouses swallowed up by the ko and navfgation impossible at night and dangerous by day. Leaped to Death in Sea. One of 1he survivors preyed up at m a by the st.-amir Washington, wa. a mail named Francesco U-jacone. lb was wounded and unconscious. On rovhing, ne called ldly for his mfe and children. All efforts to tpiiet him ere useless and he Insisted that the steamer put him ashore. Fina'lv be tMM-ame bereft of bis (sense and Sfititlgillg t-uddenlv to his foef. jump- -l oxerlH.ard. still calling for his tf-an-l babies. He started swimming to watd the lan-l. but vn dlsappeare I t-enea'h the waves Villages in Ruins. A 'lawbr who returned here thi afternen from h o'br sid of the i'Ta-'s. fays tint R. ggin. yn ;ioan ni. Sn!U. 'aT,niteH., arid all o'br contrtiunir. nl villages h-rdering in the ttiai's, mn in nmm-; I. teat riui.li. i- i.f ,! a, I an- I l'i t- slid under the wrcclae v ! Brittf-h Steamer Escapes- j The iti'tpn M anir l;bro came la li re sf. ly thi aftei i.rw-ii from M- I mii She has f m Ird 1; tMnde.l I including Alfred J fig.-tr-n. Britii-b ice coiisui a! Mi.-f.iij. Mrs tigsioi l ;st bcr life, but ihe consul's daughter s-awd Ogstoii s the ietruc tirn of Mesvina is o fiiebtful as to t-e teyon I words, an-l eiccc.ling l.i horror the ii-1-ft Cicbta of imacina t n. One .f ihe train that cntrre ta fee from Messina this uftenioon brought the widow of (ho chief of police t.f Mint city and her turn. Both Beemod crazed with grief. They made frantic but vain efforts to save the life of their husband ami father, and Mie other children. The clothes of the widow and son are literally in rags. GEN. HALL IN SICILY. Portland, Me., Dec. i!!l. Word wan received today that Major. Onral Chnrleu H, Hall, IT. S. A., retired a fcriuer Portland man, probably Is at I hi scene of the earthquake In Sicily. Hall and his family bad planned to pass Christinas week on that Island. Must Import Marriageable Girls. The prcblmi of finding wives has become a serious one In St. Peters burg. The mule population exceeds the female by 124,000 In the Russian capital, and the authorities are weigh ing plana for importing prospective brides from the provinces. The reed of wives, Indeed,- has led to the ma king of several fortu ien In matrimoni al nancies, heavy fees being exacted for pretty glib as wtv?a from remote country places, The men outnumber the women In all classes in St. Peters burg, ami at (social affairs there are usually two men for every woman. Of course this is a truly delightful situ ation for the woman, but It is one that Is multiplying jealousies between niPh and cairlng "affairs" with swords anil pistols upon the f'eld of honor. Social activities In St. Petersburg hnve b;en declining in Interest because of th scarcity of women, whereas In all the other large cities In the empire worn en are much more numerous than men. "Faither.-1 "Wnliy," said Mrs. MacHfgh to Ittle son as they em"rged from h. the station at Saltham bv the-Sea,. noo that we are at the const, mind and ca yer fal'tir 'papa' when he r"nifg doon for the week end. Y'e'U no forget, wul ye?" "Wully," neartng the bis sea, felt graciously inclined to promise any thing, and told his mother he wouldna forget. On the Saturday morning Mrs. Mac High was sitting on the stands beside r.nme "swell" seaside acquaintance watching rtie children playing. Think ine to Impress her neighbors she i-alled out in her best society vitce Weelie, your papa Is coming rtoon th lay." "Oh, is he?" answe-el "Weclle busily engaged at a sand castlo, and ipilte forgetful of Monday';; promt" "An' wull my fai'her be wi' 'lm ritllits. Too Much for Him, 'Toor fellow!" unld the Indjr, whf was being personally conducted through Ihe asylum. "Poor fellow- He is so handsomel he has such nohl features, such a splendid brow, sn an aristocratic bearing. What a pity that his mind hag been wrecked. Waf be crossed In love?" "No," replied the attendant. "He's poet. It's a very sad case. Ilia friends thoueht he was going to be the Amerl can Myron or .Milton, or something like that; but one day he wrote poem which he called 'Lines to n Wa ter Fowl and sent It to a newspaper or a magazine or something, and when it came out it was headed 'Lines to Water Howl." The shock upset him and he ain't been right since." Chi cago Record Herald. Judging from Sample. 1 don't think the rich are exception ally happy. No? Know many? Rome. Very rich? One to five millions' Oh. but they lead quite a different life from the really rich! To ne sure; hut sMII. con t TOU think you can tell jnwt as much about the qualify f-f molasses from a ho"8 head of it as you can from a shipload? Life. Girl Who Can Throw. 1 "Pome of my friends were afraid," FBld Gov. Burke of North Dakota, "that I Miss Benton would not smash the hot I tl on the bow of the great bsttle s p but I wasn't. My fears were that sh'd .stave a hole In the ship, f am sure that she hurled that champagne so bard that the bottle was smashed be fore If bit the bow of the Ironclad." Women Travelers ef To Day. Harriet Chalmers Adams has trav led 40,000 r.itlcs through South AM -a and has ortalnal blograph pictures if the canal work on the Isthmus of Panama tba! are said to be ety fire 3u)te a number of women hsve made -ecords recently wlh lone distance ravel, and manage atont as wcU as nen In seeing the cwuntijr. Would Not Have It Lesseeeii. Dr WaPer C. Pmth. the popular Bcntrfi poet presrner, en one cwcaMon tried to enpla'n 'o an old tidy the wearing of the scriptural expression. "Take tip thy bed and wa'k." by sr ing that the h4 8 irrptr a ma nr rug easily tsk-n up and carried ewer. "No. no." replied the )dv "I rtnnt relie, th,t The bed reilar fourpos'er There wontd he no rnlra rle In walking away l a bit o" mat or rue on your back." Dispoeitien Worth Striving foe. There Is no more desirable tralf fof ai companloa- tu the Journey of l!f than that of rheerf uie . the yokefel low of good temper. "A merry keart floeta good." But cbeetf iilocsi I not mereiv tiiarpy end fua. It Inclede the ability to kw k o tfce bright eld, to mike ti,e t-et of ererjthlng. to re fue to meet tronble ka!f way. an o 8o eoe'e best bravely and tiopeNl'T 9i-h a d!p"e"i le lert'tiitrie. ie ort!t cj pj ewser !i tin- fsiltt. L(0 JOY OF LIFE HUSBANDS AND CHILDREN FOK fy ILL. GIRLS. NOT Have Little Choice Hut to Become Old Maids One GUd Because She Misunderstood the Meaning of License. There were four Carroll girls, all over 18. Their father, a small, white hulred, dignified mat, was In the room and smiled a timid welcome. The girls were still In black for the mother who died a year before, says Rhnta Dorr in Ihe Broadway Magazine. "It Is much harder for us now that mo her'u gone," aaid Sallle Carroll. "But she mad us promise on her deathbed that we'd keep things just aa she always had and we're certainly bound to do it. We all work in Ihe mill. We are weav ers, except Nannie there, the young est. She is a warper. We don't let father work any more. We m.i-!9 enough for us all and him, (oo, on I somebody's just got to be at. home .: look out for things or else whero's your home?." "Why do poor folks have such b' families?" demanded Nannie Carroll, Indignantly. "They've got no buslne t to. Why do poor folks marry at all?" "Don't you expect to?" I asked. The faces of all the girls were sober. "We can't figure out that, there's any choice for us between breaking, tip our home and being old maids," said the oldest Carroll girl. "It may be a dis-. grace to be an old maid. People say it is, but at least we are comfortable and happy. Why, what would become of father if we married?"- I instantly thought of a girl I knew In Fall River. She was a weaver, too, and earned $11 a week, which made her an object of desire to more than one young man In the town. But at 25 she was still single. In the course of a confidential .talk I asked her why she had never married and she told me with much laughter the reason. "When I was 18," she said, "I was foolish enough to fall in love with the timekeeper in the clothroom at the: iron works mills. He was better look ing then than he Is now. Well, he asked me to marry him and I said I would. Then he said we ought to go and get the license. 'What license?' I asked, flaming mad. You see, we girls had a dog we were awfully fond of and one day the poundkeeper came around and said we'd have to take out a license or he would kill the dog. So we skimped and saved and went with out carfare until we had enough to pay for the dog's license. "Well, somehow, the word license eemd to me to be connected with a dog. I didn't know that people had to have licenses. I told my young ma? that if he couldn't marry me without a license, as if he were paying for a dog, I wouldn't marry him. He argued and argued and w-e both got madder and madder, and finally we broke it off. Mother was glad ei ough. She always hates to have one of us marry. Less money carried home, you see." 8he added thoughtfully: "Of course, I wag a silly goose, hut somehow, when I see him with his wife, she looking ten years older than she Is, with care and raising children whose only future Is In the mills. I think a marriage license and a dog license are not so very dif ferent." Hooked a Swordflsh. Kight miles off Newport. Ca!., a 1!- foot swordflsh, with a sword four fe,t kmg, caught on an ""0" hook by Hugh McMillan and O. O. Shoemaker, towed the fishermen's launch two miles, after having charged the boat repeatedly and scarred the stern In numerous places. The monster was killed after half an hour's fight. It weight' Jev- eral hundred pounds. When the big fish was first caught It charged to the surface, endangering the lives of two men and of other men In two near by launches. The captors of the monster were towed almost out of eight of the men In the other hosts. Persons ashore refused to believe that the two men caught the fish on their strand cotton line until the story was vouched for by tne men in tne other launches. Anomaly of the Sidewalk, lie stood before the Bomery 8avlne bank. His trousers ran to shreds be low and the folds at the top end. where s'rlng held them, proved that thev bad been made for an ampler glrh. The dog bad slept on his hat and per haps brut-bed It In the gutter. He had worked his elbow shiny, his arm pits ragged and gravy spots of diverse hhsdes and sl.es showed that who ever bad ea'en In that coat In other days had ben too ravenous to mini stopping over. The barber and he were strangers and he looked through bleared eyes into vacancy as the busy rldewalk traffic trooped past him and thrifty depositors hurried In and rfit of tb bank. In front of Mm h held a trav of gtmcrai-Vs from htrh nun a placard: 'Good l.uck R'r-RS. New Tork Times. Reclame tf.PO0.0fJO Arree. g-ro-e lo; wben tbe fe-tera! eel. rn"on act was r,"d r? eo'-ej!-trent a add"d S'OO.aon acre to tee ronn'T babl'ahle land, and sd-led to the 7.Jo a) reclaimed from deerf before test year, tnske an !nrree- ,tt I'.oonoon a're In ttin ronntrr's bbible ars. en averse cf ; noo noo acres per yesr r"opjtar Mechanics. A Baekelider. Tlewitt Wfcnt nor of f"? ! te? Jewrtt He t.ae a New Keglata' rue aclcBice l 41y oat of repair. BARBECUED MEATS. At all time. Home teWpbo KlW. Chop Honee. jonf WasbUg'-s I e!e. r-ppoFtt Cot ft lf,fftl.