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By RUSSELL WOODARD. PHOTOS COPYRIGHT BVWALDON FAWCETT 1HU8 early in the adminis tration of President aTaft, evidence is accumulating that his li rat cabinet choice Mid t he man who h;is bees his clonest official adviser ever since his election, is to prove an able secretary of state. Philander C. Knox has taken up the duties of die most important post in the cabinet fortified bv much that same breadth of experience which is believed to have especially qualified William H. Taft for the presidency. It must be remem bered, too. that Knox was PAINT EVERY YEAR. No One Want to Do It, But Som Paint Will Wear No Longer. When you have a job of painting done you don't expect to have it don over again very soon. 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The new secretary of state, like his chief In the White House, is a lawyer. His selec tion, although made at the very outset of Taft's deliberations as to the personnel of his cabinet, fitted In with the nolle hiter adonted by the new president to include in his official family as many lawyers as possible. With the best of legal training as a foundation stone. Knox served his apprenticeship in the cabinet as attorney general under Presidents McKinley and Roosewlt and then his grasp of all phases of American life was strengthened during years of service as a member of the "brain trust" of the United States senate. Philander Chase Knox, who this month cele brates his fifty-sixth birthday anniversary, is a small man physically and in personal appear ance comes pretty close to filling the ideal of the shrewd, observant lawyer. David S. Knox, father of Philander, was a banker in the town of Brownsville, Pa., where the present secre tary of state was born, and was enabled to give his son educational and other advantages much as the elder Taft was enabled to give the president a fair start in life. The young man attended Mount Union col lege, located at Alliance, O., not a great many miles over the boundary line from Pennsylva nia, and from this institution he graduated with a creditable record in 1872, when he was 19 years of age. Then he entered the law office of H. B. Swope at Pittsburg, preferring the good old-fashioned plan of familiarizing himself with the law by practical work as a subordinate to a successful attorney. Almost from the outset he seems to have had leanings toward a political career or rather to public life, and in 1876, just one year after he was admitted to the bar. Knox was occupying the position of assistant United States district at torney for the western district of Pennsylva nia. The atmosphere of Pittsburg the world's workshop evidently had its influence, how ever, in drawing Knox away from the uncer tainties of politics and toward the more tan gible rewards of a lucrative private practice. In 1877 he resigned as assistant district attor ney in order to engage in practice with James H. Reed, and thereafter his progress was rapid In that most alluring branch of the profession corporation practice. He became the trusted legal adviser of the Carnegie Steel Company and other great concerns and incidentally found an opportunity to lay by the tidy for tune that has in later years enabled him to accept places of public trust without any worry over the comparatively insignificant sal aries attached. Knox attained to the eminence of a national figure in public affairs at one bound when, in 1901. be was made attorney general on the cabinet of President Iff Kinley to succeed John William CrisKs of New Jersey, who had re signed. Mr. Knox wjis likewise the CbolC of President Roosevelt for the position nf head of the department of justice, WMB the first Roosevelt cabinet was formed, and in that capaeity he it was who mapped out the origi nal campaign in the courts against the trusts and other violators of the federal statutes. In lune, 1904, Mr. Knox resigned from the cabi net to incept the appointment of United States senator, tendered by Gov. Pennypacker of Pennsylvania to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the lnte Senator Quay, who was, alike to Secretary Knox, a resident of western Pennsylvania. In January, 1905, Knox was elected by the Pennsylvania legislature to serve a six-year term in the upper bouse of congress, that would not have expired until 1011. However, early In 1909 he resigned to become the premier of President Taft's cabi net and many of his admirers are confident that his present position will ultimately prove a step ping stone to the presiden cy. Perhaps Secretary Knox himself may be alive to such possibilities, else why should he have relinquished what is generally accounted a life position in the sen ate? P. C. Knox was married, when he was 27 years of age, to Lillie. daughter of Andrew D. Smith of Pitts burgand of this union there are four children. Mrs. J. R. Tindle, who was Miss Rebecca Knox, is the eldest and the only daughter. Her wedding was a society event a few years ago. She and her husband are both passionately fond of travel and spend most of their tome in globe trotting. Mr. Reed Knox, who was recently appointed his father's confidential clerk at the department of state, was married a few years ago and is the father of that famous grandson who is the especial hobby of the secretary of state. Hugh Smith Knox, the second son, graduated from college only a year or two ago. and the youngest member of the family, Phi lander Chase Knox. Jr., age 18, has not yet completed his education. Secretary Knox has three homes. For the most part, nowadays, he divides his time be tween Washington, D. C, and his famous coun try seat at Valley Forge, Pa. not far from Philadelphia, and in the locality where the Continental army spent the most memorable winter of the revolution but lie is likewise loyal to Pittsburg, where he maintains an apartment together with membership In Pitts burg's leading clubs, such as the Americus and Duquesne; and retains membership in the Church of the Ascension a congregation of the Episcopal denomination. Secretary Knox's residence in Washington is, architecturally, one of the most artistic city houses in this country. It was formerly the home of Mrs. George W. Childs. widow of the philanthropist, and is understood to have cost Secretary Knox $120,000. The Knox home is located next door to that of Senator Hale of Maine and within a stone's throw of the resi dence of Admiral Dewey and the house that was occupied by William H. Taft during his years of service as secretary of war. In the rear of the Knox residence is the secretary's stable and garage a model establishment of the kind, that shelters several motor cars and some of the horses of which the secretary is so fond Incidentally it may be mentioned that one of Secretary Knox's hobbies is horseflesh. He both rides and drives, and owns some of the finest blooded horses in America. Most of these animals aro kept at the secretary's coun try seat at Valley Foirc, Pa. Whether in Washington or "on the farm," it is Secretary Knox's habit to take a two-hour drive before breakfast. He is usually up at six o'clock or earlier and is thus enabled to return from his drive in time for the morning meal at eight o'clock. The Knox farm at Valley Forge comprises about 300 acres and adjoins the estate of the late Alexander J. Cassatt. president of the Pennsylvania railroad. It Is in very truth an ideal country playground with facilities pro vided for every imaginable diversion. First of all there is a golf course, for, be it known, the secretary of state is almost as enthusiastic a the new president regarding the Scotch game. TenrU courts and polo grounds are pecuniary ambition and federal offi ces do not go hand in hand. From 1877 until 1901, he was plain Attorney Knox, practicing under the firm name of Reed & Knox, his partner being James H. Reed, a well known Penn sylvania attorney. Having accumulated his share of this world's goods in private practice, Mr. Knox was desirous of giving his country the benefit of his wide knowl edge on law and his appointment as attorney general of the United States on April 9, 1901, was welcomed in Washington circles. From that day his rise in official life was rapid, just as had been his rise in the legal world. Three years later Pennsylvania decided to send him to the senate, which it did, but not for long. He served less than five years in that body and Mr. Taft, then pros pective executive, saw possibilities in him for a secretary of state, to which office he was boosted, after a serial struggle of words in which both the house and senate participated at length This in a whisper: There are persons in Washington who say Sec retary of State Knox is destined to become President Knox. He was Pennsylvania's candidate for the office at the Republican con vention in Chicago a year ago, but it was then only a native son upheaval. His friends who are whispering -Knox for president in 1916" they want to give Taft four years more say that to-day the Pennsylvanian is the logical one of G. O. P. stamp for the candidacy. Of course, there are dozens of such undeveloped booms around tho na tional capital and Secretary Knox's is only one of many, so only time will tell. THE SICK MAN OF EUROPE. PRIVATE STABLES A FAVORITE RETREAT designed primar ily for the bene fit of visitors and the younger members of the household, but the secretary's own preferences were consulted in the provision of a pool and bil liard room, a fish ing preserve and a mile track on which latter, by the way, Secretary Knox es tablished a new worlds record for a team driven to double harness. Secretary Knox has numerous characteristics that emphasize his individuality. One, often remarked, is his aversion to the telephone. He will not have one of these instruments anywhere near him if he can help it. Another is his rare Judg ment in the matter of tobacco. He is not ex ceptional in his consumption of the weed, but no man in the world can more accurately gauge the quality of a cigar. Secretary Knox is an excellent story teller, a careful dresser, and withal one of the best groomed men in public life. He gave up an Income of $250,000 a year from his law practice when he entered public life, but, like Senator Root, he could be assured an even greater return for his professional services if he should at any time In the future return to private practice. Philander Chase Knox has been a lawyer ever since any one at Washington can remem ber of him being occupied in uny pursuit. Porn in Brownsville, Pa., on the 6th day of May, in the memorable year of 18."i3, he im mediately set about to become a lawyer. His first legal success came to pass at the age of five years, when for considerations he took up the peaceful pursuit of settling disputes IB marble games among his comrades. All along in his primary school and high school years there was not the least hesitation vhown by him or his parents as to the manner of making a livelihood which he would adopt. It was settled early In life. It is recorded that often before he was 20 years of age he used to talk of "when I become a lawyer." In consistence with the non-hesitation policy he left his preparatory school at the age of 18 and four years later found him alongside the bar with his LL. I)., hunting for legal oc cupation. He did not hunt long, for his ability was recognized a year later and at the tender age of 2.1 he started in working for the gov ernment. He waa then .assistant United States district attorney for the western district of Pennsylvania. In the latter part of 1877 t tendered his resignation without hurting Uncle Sam's feelings, having discovered that By Capt. Ellis D. Morson. A frail, worn, pale-faced old man of 60. with a scared, hunted look in his glittering black eyes, and the sor rows of a century written upon his brow. Abdul Hamid. prince of the house of Osman, pitiful shadow of a once mighty power (so mighty that every other throne of Europe trem bled before it in years gone by); child of the prophet though he be; "Com mander of the Faithful. Sultan of Sul tans, King of Kings, and Shadow of God upon the Earth;" is again in the limelight. Although Constantinople ranks among the great capitals of the world, and is included in the itinerary of most oriental travelers, yet so little is actually known about this most mysterious sovereign and his strangely secluded court. The approach to Constantinople from the sea is without question one of the loveliest scenes of earth; and words are powerless to paint the picture of that first enchanted vision of the city of Constantinople. The crescent moon, symbol of the faith of Islam, was reflected in the gently-rippling sur face of the Marmora, and a thousand silvery lights danced across the darkened waters. Day was dawning under the unutterable splendor of an oriental sky as we drew near to Con stantinoplethat ancient, lovely, dreadful city. Viewed from the Bosporus and half hidden by the morning mists. Constantinople was a picture which beggared description. Like some MM banted city of the "Arabian Nights Tales," the domes, pinnacles, towers, embattled walls and skypiercing minarets of the Turkish cap ital burst from the clouds and seemed to float, phantom-like, in space. In this view of Constantinople my fondest anticipation were more than realized. There was something of more than earthly loveli ness in the glittering panorama which graau ally unfolded itself to my delighted vision be neath that glowing oriental sky and stretched a way to the northward along both the Euro pean and Asiatic shores as far as the eye could reach. The blue waves danced in the sunlight as the curtain of mist was gradually lifted from the lovely city, and a thousand tiny, graceful caiques darted here and i!"ere across the laughing waters. The splendid palaces of the early sultans, on Seraglio Point, the ancient Pyzantlne walls, the Citadel of the Seven Towers, the six beautiful minarets of the Mosque of Sultan Achmet, the Suliemanieh Mosque, with its ten domes, the white tower of the Seraskiarat and, above all, glorious San ta Sophia, transformed by the Moslem con querors into Mohammedan temple of worship these eeft glories of the ancient eity of Constantinople, whose brilliancy I felt that even the closest association could never dim; but I soon discovered that there was another side to the lovely picture, by which much of its poetry and romance were destined to be dispelled. Some Pertinent Observations Made by Writer Evidently Not Fond of Subject. History is a running account of how King Somebody-or-other either did or did not get to a certain place, which nobody ever heard of, before King Somebody-else got there, from which we are usually supposed to conclud that it would have made quite a differ ence whether he did not not. Like nearly everything else, history has two sides. The history of the Garden of Eden depends upon wheth er it is related by a man or a wom an. The history of the American rev olution reads quite different In Eng lish books from the way it reads in our own books. The history of the civil war depends upon which side of the Mason and Dixon lino you happen to be sitting when you write It. History is a bore, not only because you are unacquainted with the people who figure In it, but because It repeat itself. Life. COMFORTING. Doctor Most er fortunate you consulted me. I'm Just the very man to er cure you. Patient Ah, that's lucky! You are quite familiar with my complaint, then? Doctor Familiar? My dear sir, I've had it myself er this 20 years! Judge Wilt Walt and See. An earnest plea was made by Attor ney Charles Pettijohn to Judge Pritch ard of the criminal court for leniency to a client who had entered a plea of guilty to larceny. The burden of th attorney's argument was that his cli ent was the father of twins and was tempted to theft in order to feed th mouths of the infants. "Your honor, I will gay frankly," said Mr. Pettijohn in closing, "thatTif I were the father of twins and needed food for my family, I would not hesi tate to go out and steal it." "Mr. Pettijohn, when you are the father of twins I will consider your proposition," said Judge Pritchard. Indianapolis New. Playgrounds In Boston. Boston women established the first playground in 1962. Last year there were eight, and nearly $2,000 was ex pended, or about $1 for each child, a very cheap price for tho amount of good obtained. The Playground league is the name of the society of the play ground boys themselves, who wear buttons and discipline all bad boys, thus making the government easy enough for those in charge. Not the least Important result of the play grounds In that city is said to be that Involved in the self-government OLD SOAKERS Get Saturated with Caffeine. When a person has used coffee for a cumber of years and gradually de clined in health, It is time the coffee should be left off in order to see wheth er or not that has been the cause of the trouble. A lady in Huntsvllle, Ala., says she used coffee for about 40 years, and for the past 20 years was troubled with stomach trouble. "I have been treated by many physi cians but all In vain. Everything failed to perfect a cure. I was prostrated for some time, and came near dying. When I recovered sufficiently to partake of food and drink I trted coffee again and it soured my stomach. "I finally concluded coffee was the cause of my troubles and stopped us ing it. I tried tea and milk in its place, but neither agreed with me, then I commenced using Postum. I hid it properly made and it was very pleas ing to the taste. "I have now used It four months, and my health is so greatly Improved that I can eat almost anything I want and can sleep well, whereas, before, I suf fered for years with insomnia. "I have found the cause of my trou bles and a way to get rid of them. You cun depend upon it I appreciate Postum." "There's a Reason." Read "The Road to Wellville," in pkgs. Ever read the nbiiTf letterf A nm on nnpenra from time lime. They re k !, true, and full of hi tutereet.