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paid upon the subject In the past it
seems hardly necessary to repeat tho
announcement, yet for the benefit of
those who evidently do not read this
paper thoroughly, it may bo well to
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For the Theft of a Pup.
AN EXCELLENT reason why
tht courts of justice are
. sometimes held lightly in
public esteem was supplied
!n the case brought yesterday before a,
jury In court room N'o. 3. It was a
case from Carbondale. It Involved tho
alleged theft of a dog. It was not a
full-grown dog, nor even a yellow dog,
but a puppy a three weeks old puppy.
The puppy belonged to one of the
most unsavory specimens of bedraggled
humanity ever seen in a local court,
and its loss was not discovered by
her until half an hour after tho de
fendant had left her place. But, never
theless, she had him arrested and upon
her suspicion that he had stolen her
dog the man was bound over to court
and-a Lackawanna county' grand jury
returned a true bill.
The case should never have taken
more than five minutes or an honest
alderman's time. To bring it into court
where it cost tho taxpayers at least
thirty times the pup's value, and where
it was not proved even that there had
been any theft, was an outrage without
a single redeeming feature, ir there is
one thing more than another that our
judicial system needs it is a complete
recasting' of the processes of adminis
tering justice in small cases. .
The advertisement received by the
Groton school through the Illness of
Theodore Roosevelt, jr., does not seem
to be of the-kind that is desirable. Tho
faculty of a school that permits young
students to run about the fields bare
headed during spells of zero weather
displays an unconventional disregard
for go'od health rules which, though
perhaps novel, is decidedly risky.
Tho President and the Factions.
N INTERESTING explanation
of the political significance of
tho resignation of Penrose
MeClaln and the appointment
f William McCoaeh as collector of In
fernal revenue for the Philadelphia
district appears in the Philadelphia
Press. It Is evidently from the pen of
former Postmaster General Smith,
whoso version and Interpretation of the
facts is as follows:
"First, Mr. McCIaln as a federal olTl
cer appeared upon tho public platform
during tho recent state and city cam
paign as an advocate of tho Union or
fusion ticket. Second, ho did this in
tho face of advice from tho adminis
tration not to tako any part in that
campaign. Third, tho policy of tho ad
ministration was to keep hands off
from tho local contest then going on.
Fourth, when the question was raised
whether a inoro conspicuous federal
oillccr should tako tho stump for the
regular Republican ticket, tho presi
dent distinctly discountenanced it, and
by bis direct suggestion tho officer In
dicated remained silent.
"These facts sufficiently define the of
ficial attltutuVyfjThe president as to
that polltleaarstttiggle.'1 Ho did not
deem It beiTthatlljls administration or
its roprcsentattvefrshould actively par
ticipate on either side. Hud Mr. Mc
CIaln followed tho udvlco which was
given to jJiIm and contented himself
with cus-tipg his, vote-as a citizen, no
power ctfuja have disturbed hlin, Of
course, & deserves the credit of hav
ing honest convictions and of having
the couragQ of his convictions. Hut
when ho determined to act out his con
victions on the stump and to disregard
the responsible, counsel offered him, he
accftfd-Jba xo'iisequences. Had he
been-fposod- lo speak for the regular
tlcket.'X'-the'Hame advice would havo
been given him, as it was effectively
given In another case. It was not the
side thajho took;; on ;thp stump but
the fact that ho took tho stump at all
in adcoatcst ot- that character that
irnvoiiproiijj (or acton. '
"TJJ VVc"Bldent leads the government
In iffi! large national and international
pollojes. Tho success of his admin
lstratjon depends upon his success In
framlfig ahd carrying through these
policies, and his success in that work
depends upon co-operation and support
in tljo. senate; and In the .house; There
are lilbst 'excellent and worthy' people
who t"hlnk the president ought to lay
aside and disregard all tho largo poli
cies 0 tho government and actually
Unoerli them In order to wage a fight
Hun of Siding on
wllh 'tiio limclitiie,' whlcli could not
6xlst ami efcert, Its power If the pconlo
thelnsclves were not derelict. Hut those
Who realize what government Involves
will understand that tho president
must accept public representation us
ho finds It. If the people do not like
It It Is for them to take measures to
The attempt to make of tho president
ti partisan In factional contests any
where Is unwise and unfair, lie Is the
president of all factions and tho poli
tical chieftain of the whole member
ship of the Republican party, lie can
not conscientiously Ignore In any state
tho Republican organisation In that
state so long tis tho men whom It
recommends to him for appointment to
federul position are clean, reputable
and capable., To do so would worlc
ruin to Republican coherency In poli
tical life and strife.
doncral tteWot undoubtedly 1b en
titled to the chumplon bolt as tho most
elusive warrior upon earth.
In Lieu of the Saloon.
A HARMLESS or a less
harmful substitute bo found
tho saloon? This Is a ques
tion that has enlisted tho
prayerful study of many .millions of
philanthropists ranging all tho way
from library visionaries to men at
power and action. It Is apparently yet
unanswered. Tho saloon nourishes.
Tho substitutes rise and then soon fall
or else languish from tho beginning.
Tho latest interesting contribution to
the ever Increasing literature of tho
discussion of this question is from Gen
eral Ralllngton Booth. It appears In
the Independent. His opportunities
through Salvation Army work for of
fering practical opinions based on ra
tional study of actual experiences have
been many. 'Whether Ids conclusions
are acceptable or not, they are at least
worthy of attention.
General Booth recognizes that in
most cities saloons offer to tho poorer
people something of the same fascina
tion manifested over tho better to do
by social clubs. He recognizes tho
saloon "facilities for contributing to
the physical comfort of man, its free
lunches, its welcome coolness In tho
heat of summer, Its warm, brilliantly
lighted and cheery appearance in win
ter, and its tables and chairs for pro
moting social converse"; and ho thus
speaks of tho possibility of maintain
ing a llciuorless substitute: "The city"
he is speaking particularly of New
York city "should establish and oper
ate a large number of places of a sim
ilar character to the Squirrel Inn on
thu Bowery, run by the Church Tem
perance society, and these places
should be open all day on Sunday. Of
course, they could be much larger than
the excellent Institution named, and bo
fitted out on a more elaborate scale.
Such places have, if X mistake not, for
a long time been carried on by private
enterprise in London, Liverpool, Bir
mingham, Sheffield and other British
centers, as also In Australia. And they
have yielded satisfactory dividends to
their shareholders, too, while forming
without doubt what a well known Brit
ish philanthropist once called them
'veritable oases in the desert'."
Ho also calls attention to tho crowd
ed condition of the numerous "dairy"
restaurants as demonstrating that
thousands of men are quite, willing to
pay more for their lunch awav from
saloon and Its associations than
ftiuuun-Keeper asks, if onlv the
Places can bo found in convenient lo
cations. He recommends that the city
should buy out a certain number of
saloons in each ward for the purpose
of transforming them into such estab
lishments as the "Squirrel Inn," and
keep them wide open all day Sundays.
Even though such a scheme might re
sult in slight financial loss to the eitv.
General Booth thinks it would be more
than compensated for by tho reduction
of expenditure incurred in the prosecu
tion of lawbreakers and in the diminu
tion of crime.
This plan has much to recommend it.
But the difficulty Is that while the
temperance inn has to be held up by
philanthropic subsidy the saloon flour
ishes on the basis of its own receipts
and returns a profit. It has yet to be
proved on a largo scale that tho liquor
less saloon can compete as a business
proposition with tho saloon in which
nlehollc stimulation is tho principal
drawing card. Until this can be. shown,
me eomesi will bo unequal.
The music of tho sloighbells will soon
be confined to the mills wagons.
N' THE World's Work for i.vi..
ruary William McAndrew offers
somo "Plain Words on Teachers'
Wages" that should be read by
every parent. The article begins by
quoting some highly, eulogistic remarks
of a wealthy giver t'o educational pur
poses who after telling how valuable
Is tho teacher's woik gavo a dinner for
the designer of his yacht and sent tho
teacher of his children, a privato tutor,
to etit with tho servants, This same
man, tho article rays, is trustee of a
great school and has tho deciding voice
in filing teachers' wages. On hia pay
roll nro "teachers at $150 a year, In a
city where hall bedrooms and board at
$7 a. week . Is not considered high,
though it "Is luxurious for a woman
who would thus havo a balance of $w
for a year's expenditure for clothing,
books, carfare, amusements and every
thing else." Alas, how many of these
"friends of education" there are.
Coming to figures, f Mr. McAndrew
shows that from tho 'average monthly
salaries of men and women teachers
given In tho last report of tho United
States commissioner of education, and
from the average length of tho school
year, tho average yearly salary of male
teachers Is estimated to bo about
piSM and of women teachers $27i,60,
Neither amount would support, In tho
stylo of tho times among men und
women of scholarship und tho culture
necessary In a successful teacher, a
man or a woman for a third of a year;
possibly tho woman for half a year,
certainly not the man. Saya Mr. Mo
Andrew, very justly: "Tho givers to
educational Institutions put up splendid
bulldlng3 and equip them with expen
sive apparatus, but tho expenditure of
more money on .any particular or gen-
oral group of men and wonlon, tho
teaching force, which Is tho leal es
sence of any school. Is a proposition
that does not yet appeal lo the man of
meant. I cannot understand this te
luctnnce." There tiro many who can't.
This Is his optimistic conclusion! "I
expect to sen the day when a man with
millions to give for tho education of
tho children ot his fellow-man will en
dow his gift upon the flesh and blood
and spirit of teachers rather than on
blocks of wood and stone! for there
nro preachers who minister five hours
it day five days a week unto such as
may make tho Kingdom of Heaven up
on earth; for they are physicians who
attend tho birth bf all those nobler
qualities, mind nnd heart, that make
noblo men and gentle women. These
uro they whom you call teachers."
We trust that In this expectation ho
may not bo disappointed. Its realiza
tion would bo glorious.
It Is Improbable that the new Justice
party, which seems to havo been organ
ized upon tho teachings of thu golden
rule, will have many followers among
the elements that usually seek new
political Issues. Tho reform party that
Is not out for someone's scalp docs
not cut much of a figure these days.
Why We Need a Ship Subsidy
URING- tho seventeen years
that Thomas E. Hecnan has
been United States consul at
Odessa he has never scon tho
United States Hatr at tho masthead of
a traffic steamer.
Consul General Hamilton King, of
Bangkok, Slam, says: "Thcro has not
been a vessel of any description flying
the Hag of tho United States In thin
port since 1890, when an American gun
boat visited Bangkok."
Consul John H. Grout, of Malta, says:
"Buyers of American goods hero are
giving increasing preference In tho
matter of shiument to the direct lino
or steamers between New York and
Malta, and to this fact is. due not a
lltt'le of the enlarged local demand. In
the days when there was no direct
line and transhipment was obligatory
American articles were hard to Had. A
direct line steamer, now about duo,
from New York, is bringing a record
cargo." This gives us an idea of tho
immense increase of our sales abroad,
which would follow the opening of sub
sidized lines of steamers to the many
favorable points of trade.
Consul John E. Kehl, of Stettin, Ger
many, says: "The exports from the
United States to Germany for tho year
1900 amounted to 4,500,000 tons. I have
no figures to show the nationality ot
the vessels conveying this immense
cargo, but I am certain that American
bottoms did not carry 30,000 tons, and
that a conservative estimate would give
German bottoms two-thirds of the
whole. The :!',000,000 tons, if estimated
at an average freight rate of ?; per
ton, would show $9,000,000 paid by
American exporters to German ship
owners during 1900."
We pay out about $200,000,000 yearly
to foreigners for the ocean carrying o
over ninety per cent, of the goods we
sell abroad. This for one year would
pay the proposed ship subsidies for
nearly 100 years. As our fi-iend, Wal
ter J. Ballard, a thorough student of
this subject, says in a letter in the
Troy, N. Y., Times:
"If Senator Frye's bill tmeses wr.
shall have an American built, American
owned and American navigated Pacillc
weekly' mall service to Hawaii, the
Philippines, Japan, China and Hong
Kong and a fortnightly service to Pago
Pago, New Zealand and Australia. On
tho Atlantic it will give us semi-weekly
mail services to Jamaica, Havana and
Europe, weekly to Mexico, onco in
ten days to Venezuela and fortnightly
to Brazil. The bill calls for an Amer
ican ocean and mall service superior
to the systems ot Great Britain, Franco
and Germany. It will revolutionize in
our favor, as against the Suez route,
tho world's ocean mail connections with
China and Japan. It will give us forty
two auxiliary merchant cruisers against
Great Britain's llfty. For $13,000,000 in
subsidies it will give us In. one year
200,000 tons in ships suitable for foreign
trade and place us ahead of Germany
as shipbuilders. If tho ship subsidy
bill passes our shipbuilding plants,
forty-four In number, with $GS,000,0OO
capital and employing 40,000 men, will
soon be doubled and trebled. Anyway,
nearly all of the money to bo paid out
in subsidies will remain in this coun
try. Wo shall all gain by tho dis
tribution of tho wages which will bo
paid out to from -10,000 to it'.OOO more
men, besides the Immense increase of
wages lu the kindred supplying indus
tries. "In ISfil American vessels engaged
In foreign trade had a tonnage of
2,49G,S9l,. while in 1901 It was only S7D,
S'JJ. AVo must redeem ourselves. The
tlmo has come,"
Tho Filipino junta In its latest mani
festo states that tho citizens of the
islands do not want a stone In place of
bread even If tho stone is a diamond.
This should be sufficient evidence that
tho junta leaders do not possess proper
business qualifications to fit them for
Satan is supposed to enter upon his
annual vacation tomorrow. There are
many, however, who will undoubtedly
bo willing to attend to business for hlin
duiiiyr forty days.
ODE TO A PEANUT.
Oh, the peanut, with its racket,
At you iraik it,
Ihu a (heeitul bound to back it
As It leaps fiom duky thcll;
Whethcr lingers trim atlarl; )t, s
llr dliuplid litts ilu thwack it,
Or tiist-lhliig-handy whack it
Horn 1U cozy, sllk-lliwd (ill!
Whether loaded, candled, ulted,
1( is exalted;
Lives there one who knows it faulted,
If ho but the truth will tell?
J. lies ll.cie one who has not halted,
With olfactories assaulted
(UulcM nickels havo defaulted)
Hy the roasting peanut's mell?
put when 'lound tho table brightly,
Ute the chalf and laughter lightly,
When the gay ones "forfeits" ellj
Then the peanut, roasted quitely.
Heats all other 'frcshmjiit, slightly,
Save a !olug gUnce, and spilghtly
I.jtt pf lljw to pay ow well.
- (""aulai UWlraiiw in Lwlle's .YoSly.
BRITISH LABOR AND
np 1M2 ATTITUDK of workmen generally,
aim particularly of tradoa-unlonuu, in
irg.ird io labor-javlnir machinery Ian
been warmly discussed through tho
liowsriApcri cvtr since tho great utrlko ot tho n
(Inters a roujile of years ago," saj-H United
States Consul lloylo of Liverpool lu his recent
annual tcport. "The charge ll inado that there Is
a gxiicral illpoltloii on tho part of llrltlsli
vvorUlniimcn to obstruct ns much ns possible tho
Use of Ubor-savliiR machinery, anil to limit its
output whenever tho employer add machinery to
their plant; and ntso that lu certain trades the
rule Is Vino Ifl.ln, one machine,' .whereat, In
America ono man will attend to two or three
machines, It Is furthermore charged that there is
nu Increasing disposition on tho part of lliltlsh
woikliiKinen to tlilrk work, and to tiso nil expe
dients to perform as little labor a polblo I'ur
In? the hours for which they are paid. These
charges are made with great paltlcularlty against
trade-unionists. Theie is, it is lo bo noted, a
growing tendency throughout the countiy to
shorten tho bourn of labor, while at the same
time (here is an upward movement lu wages. As
a rule, trades-unionists deny tho charge of ob
structing the use of labor-saving machinery and
limiting tho output; and they retort that em
ployers arc lacking in enterprise In not fitting
up their factories with up-to-dato plants. It Is
undoubtedly tine, however, tliaat, speaking gen
dally and quite apart from tho question of
tradcs-unlonlsni, KnglUh manufacturer!- find it e 1
most impossible to get tlio name amount ot prod
uct fiom machines as is obtained In America.
There nro two reasons tli.it account for this, In
dependent of any agreement, express or implied,
on the part of trades-unionists to limit tho out
put. The first leason is that, as it rule, the lliit
ish workman Is not aa adaptable as tho American
workman lie docs not no readily get command
of new appliances ns the American workman;
and the second is that it is not the custom of
the country for an Englishman, whether me
chanic, clerk or laborer, to work as hard as an
"A tew weeks ago, some painters who were
redecorating the Interior of a church in a mid
land town ceased work because women were em
ployed to clean the droppings of paint on the
pews, and the employers had to finish the Job
OF HUMAN NATURE
And the Cat Came Back.
It is not at every cabinet meeting that the pon
derous and weighty wheels of the government
icvolvc. It is frequently the case that there is
not much official business of importance to con
sider, and then lighter matters are interestingly
talked of by the President and his adviser. Every
member of the cabinet likes a Joke, nnd some
times each man has a good story to tell. One of
thcf-o was told the other day, hiecietary Long be
ing credited with tho narrative.
Tho story is about diaries Tage llryan, the
American minister to Mrnzil, nnd a Brazilian cat.
Time is not n moie allable or coiuteous man in
the government service than Mr. llr-. an. Ono
d.iy Mr. Uryan was at the home of a Brazilian
official, and feeing n fine looking Brazilian eat
expressed admiration of it. The Brazilian official
promptly turned it over to Mr. Uryan, with tho
assurance that it gavo him great pleasure to pre
sent it to a person held in such high esteem.
Mr. Biyan was delighted and could not do too
much for the cat when it was sent to Ills house.
But in a few days there was a change. The
cat, a mixture of the domestic nnd wild animal,
piovcd an awful nuisance. There weie times
when he possessed the aroma of Ujimim's whole
menagerie. The worst of nil was that he did mean
filings tore up clothing, scratched furniture,
fought all the other pets and kept Mr. Bryan's
home in :i tut moll.
A week later the coast and geodetic survey
vessel, tho Pathfinder, put In at Wo Janeiro. Of
rouise, all of tho olileers called on Mr. llryan.
The commander of the vessel admired the cat.
Mr. Biyan said it gave him tho gicatl pleasure
to present it to his friend. Ho the cat was in
stalled on the Pathfinder, which started on its
way up the Pacific coast. Three days was all
that was needed to convince the Pathfinder and
its officers that tho cat was the worse nuisance
known. They didn't know what to do with tho
animal. Stopping at another South American port
one day they found n United Slates war ship in
port. The otlicers of the vessels exchanged visits.
The- naval officials saw that cat and adiniied its
conduct. Why, certainly they could have the cat,
although they haled to part from such a fine ani
mal, roithwilh tho cat was sent on bo.iid the
man-of-war end Kion theieafter the fun began.
The officers saw that they didn't have a macot,
but they held a conference, and as they were go
ing to ltio Janeiio they knew what to do. They
would just procnt the cat to a fiieud. So wlu-n
they put into port they called on Minister Bryan
told him they had a line cat and would send it
to him as a present. He accepted vthc present,
but there is said to have been u funny twinkle in
his eyes when the naval people told him the offi
cers of tho Pathfinder had given it to tlieui.
Senator Kerns' Start.
Senator Kcins, of Utah, lias a quiet but effec
tive wit. The other day foino of tho senator)
weio dlcu-.-.lng great foitunes, and one of them
aked Mr. Kerns what ho would do if some ono
were to leave him $73,000,000 in easli. 'Well,"
leplied the gentleman from Utah, in tho hearing
of ono of the Washington coucspondents, "that
is a little too much money to trend lu a few
minutes' conversation." And the senator ought
to know, lie started his business life without a
cent, and has succeeded In blasting millions out
of locks of Utah. The senator is n great money
getter und a money saver. And also he l.s very
persuasive, They (ell a good story of him in tho
West, which, tu the beet of the writer's know
ledge, ha3 never appeared ill print. It was in
his cnily days when ho was prospecting for (told
and silver in tho mountain. While tramping
thiuugh a narrow defile, leading a pack mulo that
ranted all his earthly possesions, he was con
fronted by a road agent.
'Hands up," lonunanded the knight of tho
tiall, shoving a big gun uncomfortably near to
The future senator's flits sought the space above
his head. . . ,.
"Now folk over your money,' demanded the
"Can't do It,' said Kerns, composedly.
"Why not?" thundered tho road agent with a
stilug of oaths.
"I'.roke," was fho laconic reply,
There was a long pulley between the high
wa.iinan and the prospector, and tho uuahot of
tho affair w-as that Kerns walked away with a
bundled dollars tint he had bonowed of tho
desperado, and it was with this money that ho
made his fiist start in life.
Patrick had worked hard at Ills dajs but his
sow had spent all his money for him, and when
he was too old for active work he was ol'eied
the position of ciosslug tender at a small railroad
Ho looked dubious as the duties of the office
weie I'-tplaiiicd to him and the meaning of tho
arious Hags was clearly stated.
"In caso ot danger, with a train coming, of
coinso you wave tho icd flag," said liU friend,
proceeding with his explanation. A hard old
hand grasped his aim.
"Man, dear, it'll neur do," said Patrick, shak
ing bis head solemnly, "I could never tru.-t mu
te if to leiiicmbcr to wave the red flag whin theve
was. a s'cen wan bandy)" Youth' Companion.
Solving the Problem.
Many jcais ago a green countiy boy applied
to the supic'lutcndciit of a western railway for
work uud, somewhat against ths su-ierintendent's
with, on account of tho danger to life and limb
attendant upon such occupation, was given a
place as a brakeman of a freight train.
On one ot his. first trips it happened that bis
train met another height tralu at a statiou
whero tho sidetrack was not long enoujh to ac
commodate cltheil of them. The conductors were
debating which train should back up to a point
whcie they could pass when tho new hand ven
tured to suggest that neither should back; tlut
they could pass each other by means of tho short
side track if tho thing was. managed right,
Tlio Idea excited a good deal of laughter oil
tUo part of the old trainmen, but the boy stood
themselves, And qulto recently In n rcaslde
town, there was a ftrlko of teamsters because
their employer refused to discharge a ilrhcr who
had inado a Journey to a neighboring town three
hours quicker than they thcimclvca had been ac
customed to take. A Liverpool architect onco
told me that he limt two large buildings on which
there had not been a Btroko of work done for over
three months, for the reason that a strike lad
been declared because a plumber' apprentice Lad
been caught by tho union 'delegate' making a
Joint which the union ruled stated should ba done
by n Journeyman. I was Informed by the archi
tect that within the last ten years the cost of
construction had increased 15 per cent. owing
partly to increase of wages, hut principally to
tho limitations as to a day's woik. A cut-glass
manufacturer residing in Liverpool tells inn that
notwithstanding increased mechanical facilities,
the output per man lias decreased fully 'JJ per
rent, during the last dozen years. 1 could mul
tiply Instances of this condition of nlfalis, which
permeates all grades of working people here,
liven household servants are Imbued with op
position to doing the slightest thing but what
Is strictly in lino with tliclr particular employ
ment. It can readily bo seen that tho prevalence
of this cast-Iron, hard-and-fast custom adds enor
mously to the ultimate cost ot labor, although
tho individual wages actually paid here nro much
lower than in America. Americans who have
been Inclined to come to England to establish
factories have often been forced to abandon their
Intentions, becauso of the disadvantages they
would bo under by reason of the system above
"Tradcs-tirilonlsin has an influence here far be
yond what It has in America, and it Is but Just
to say that there is greater need ot trades unions
In this country than In America. Undoubtedly,
English trades unions have brought about great
reforms in tho condition of factories, as to the
hours of labor, in regard to the employment of
children, etc.; and there arc indications that the
nlleged restrictive policy of trades unlon3, express
or implied, is gradually being modified."
Trades unionism is, in itself, good and can bo
used so ns to produce great good, but this io
port points out several misuse.-, which it will
pay us to avoid. Walter J. llallard.
Schenectady, Is". V., Feb. 10.
"Well, how would you go; about it?" aked
one of the conductors, confident that the lad
would soon find himself against a stump.
The boy took up a stick and traced in the sinil
a diagram to illustrate Ills plan.
"Oood gracious!" said the conductor. "I
believe that will do it!'
And it did do it. Today every trainman In
America probablj' knows how to 'saw by" two
long trains on a short sidetrack, but it is not so
generally known that the thing was never done
until an inexperienced country boy who became
the manager ot a great railway line woikcd out
tho problem for himself.
Paul Smith's Reward.
To hundreds of visitors who go eacli summer
to the Adiiondacks, Paul Smith is a familiar and
interesting character. His keen wit, his shrewd
observations, and his quaint phraselogy make hU
stories unique and intertaining. Hero is one, as
he told it last summer.
"Well, no, I don't go to mcetln' very often,
but, I tell you, I got pietty well paid once when
I did go. Folks I;ep' uigin' and teasin' mo to
go till I couldn't make no more excuses, so one
Sunday mornin' I went. I didn't pay much at
tention to what was goln' on till I see '1W
stnndln' in front of me. holdin' out a sliver
" 'What's that for, "Doe," ' I whispered.
" 'Oh, this is the contribution plate,' he says,
'and you mast put on whatever the Loicls prompts
you to give.'
"So I fished around nnd pulled out a crumpled
dollar bil, smoothed il out nice and laid It
across the platter.
" 'Thank you,' 'Doe' whispered; 'the Lord' 11
rcwanl you tenfold.'
"Well after that nieetln' I walked along ilovn
to tlio boathou-c, whero some of tho boys wanted
me to play poker with 'cm. 'Well, boys,' I says,
I've been to meetin', and I don't know just how
it'll woik, but I'll try you a band.' Everything
just coino my way, unci puity soon I found I'd
won thirteen dollars. So I toook them thirteen
Mils in my hand and went up to whero 'Doc' was
slttin' on the pi.iz.i, nnd I says:
" 'Look here, "Doc," you said the I.oul would
reward me tenfold, and here',! thirteen, duel's
I'll go to meetin' again.' "
Equal to Every Occasion.
A sloiy l.s told of a Swede out ill Kansas who
stayer! out late ono night nnd at breakfast the
next morning bis good wife Iluld.i demanded an
"Wliero were you last night?" she asked in a
ucfore-breaitfast tone of voice.
"Vc haf a i-peclal meetin of to lodge, Tlulda,
an' Aye var dar, ju bat yur boots.'
What did you do at lodge?"
"Yust cferything for to gute of to order.' '
'Last night you were talking in jour sleep,
and you said something about 2-ccnt limit. What
did you mean?"
'O das var noddcr faller's fault. Ilia var talk
in' 'bout raising to assessment an' das mek mo
"And yon said you 'wis in." What did that
"Veil, et meant dot Aye var member an' bat
youst so much to say ns anybody,"
"When you said I'll open it,' what did you
'.Some feller could not get onto tho doo, Aye
tank. You see, dear vlfc, ct is lock all tern."
"Onco or twice I heard you say, 'It's a show
down.' What does that mean?"
"Ilulda, Aye haf no right to lal yo tcngs out
of to lodge, but Aye vlll tal ye, dls Das iiiojns
in lodge language, Ood ble.s mae home,' "
Kansas City Stnr.
He Hated to Make $50,000.
Attorney (,'eiicral Kno.v, while piacticlng in
ritUbuir, was one of tlio busiest lawyers in
America, saya the Kansas City Journal. A few
years ago he was much put out because he hail
lo accept a ke of $J0,O0O. A friend met him as
he was leaving the olllee, Knox was swearing
mad. "Wliat'a it all about this time?" asked
tlio friend, "I have been knocked out of a
tilp to Egypt. My folks wanted mo to make an
aigunicnt in a ease, and I told them I could rot
be here. They told mo to fix my price, tmd I
said $30,000, thinking that would put them out
of tlio notion, It did not. They took mo up and
my plans are all upset,"
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