The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 230, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 14, 1911 Page: 4 of 8
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S IT UK DAY iMUtfNJNG, JANUARY 14, 1911.
he Oklahoma State Capital
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R<rhe Mexican rebels are to be cut oil a^uin. They
h|rely will be a well amputated lot before they get
blAmoricau ilamscls ehew something bcsiile ilie ra;,.
" lging the fact that a now $!),000,OUO chewing gum
''ast has been launched.
J — —
^ 'Uncle Joe" Cunnon has replaced the luug, black
>r?ar with a corncob pipe presented by Champ
—*•< lrk- <-'ould politeness go farther?
,^3eiug a revolutionist in Mexico is gladsome sport.
i't only docs it render one a patriot but it allows
! to be a highway robber and get away with it.
• n '
fopiicago had its "anarchist" trouble the other day
^,,1 a dozen healthy policemen quelled it. The
,„.litia was not called out. And the secretary of
,(r was not disturbed.
r*e.'he republic of Cuba has almost completed its
',|ond year. Thus far its Uncle Samuel has not
m^u called upon to spank it, but there have been
1 •"« oral occasions when he was forced to frown.
ui^he freedom of the press has been established in
^■ytugal but the populace has taken upon itself the
uedom to mob the press whenever it speaks its
'Hid. Journalism is a dangerous pastime oi
•fossibly it is beginning to dawn on Woodrow
io's"" that being a politician is not quite as peace-
n i°b "s being a college president. There is a
"MJt difference between solving- Greek roots and
' I cow is to be added to New York's General I'nrk
i, lagerie as an educational exhibit. And doubtless
riy n child entirely familiar with the appearance
the lion, the tiger and other wild animals will
„ ard this addition to the zoo as a real freak.
lalveston, W'bifh is very frequently and proudly
(^rred to as the lather, and also the mother, of
commission form of government plan, it might
l.mentioneri in passing, has the-largest per capita
it of any eitv in the United States, according to
la reocnt report of the census bureau.
'he City Plan Commission of Seattle
i most interesting postulate:
"There are four essentials which g-o to make
p a great manufacturing city; transportation
o the market, cheap power, available sites and
he labor problem."
olonel Roosevelt complains that owinu' to the
Bjisure of duties at the Outlook office he is unable
)btain his usual amount of exercise and that his
"~ltli is more or less suffering. Ho adds: "I did
know it was such bard work to be an editor."
Til the colonel knows what hard work is.
THE UNIVERSAL PARCELS POST
AND THE RURAL PARCELS POST.
Some time since The State Capital had an editor-
ial criticism of the I'arcels i'ost plan as advocated
by one or more bills introduced in congress.
Our thought was that a universal law of that
character would ruin the retail business of the small
merchant and aid in centralizing the trade of the
land in a very few cities, principally in the East.
\V e cry out against trusts and centralization and
yet by a universal parcels post law we would build
up one of the most dangerous monopolies possible
The efete East would be the dumping ground for
much of the money that now circulates in the rural
districts and makes it possible for all lines of busi-
ness to exist; dry goods merchant, the clothier, the
grocer, the hardware merchant and other lines of
business would be crippled to such a degree that
home competition would not be so cheap as now,
consequently they would demand higher prices for
what they handled and the consumers would have to
pay out more during the year for what they had to
have than with present condition.
The trucker, the gardener, the poultryman,. the
dairyman and in fact all lines of livelihood would
be effected by it, for what effects the merchants
effects all, especially when the money that should
go to them is sent East, as much of it would be.
But in lieu of the general parcels post proposition
there is a bill of a parcels post character that, were
it to become a law, would prove of inestimable
benefit to those whom a universal parcels post
This bill contemplates rural parcels post; it was
introduced by Mr. Mondell, and being short we here
reproduce it in full:
"I5e it enacted by the Senate and House ol'
Representatives of the United States of America
in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster
General be, anc is hereby, authorized and
directed to establish a system of local parcels
post, as hereinafter provided, and to formulate
and prescribe such rules and regulations under
which such system shall be conducted as may
be deemed necessary. ,
Sec. 2. That the said local parcels post shall
be confined to and consist of the transportation
and delivery of articles and parcels of mer-
chandise and matter not exceeding eleven
pounds in weight over all rural free delivery
and star routes.
Sec. 3. That the rate of postage on all
articles, matter, or parcels entitled to trans-
portation and delivery under the provisions of
this Act shall be: On parcels up to one pound,,
five cents; for each additional pound or fraction
thereof, two cents, making the rate on an
eleven-pound parcel twenty-five cents." .
The Mondell bill contemplates local accommoda-
tion and upbuild and can in no way aid in mono-
polizing business as would the universal parcels
post that the groat mail order department
stores of the land have attempted for years to foist
upon the people.
The Mondell bill should by all means become a
It would prove a source of great accommodation
and benefit to the farmers on rural routes and that
which benefits the farmer benefits all.
ariff reform is a great thing until it begins to
ct the prices of things we have to sell. Then it
MJlerent. AVe are, all of us, always ready to re-
T/i the other man's busiucss, to reduce the other
t's profits. But we want our own to be let alone.
i is a selfish world, after all and that is why no
"ft' bill will ever satisfy all of us.
H ,here are RU>' ex-soldiers of the Confederacy
still harbor feeling's of disloyalty to the Union,
j'1 emotions should have been entirely quenched
i the induction of a former offiier of their ranks
the office of chief justice of the United States
'•eme court. No more handsome act of forgive-
A was never recorded apart from divine history,
wonder that the news of the appointment
-right tears to the eyes of Justice White. It
id have wrung tears from a stone wall.
rink water and get typhoid fever. Drink milk
get tuberculosis. Drink whiskey and gi t the
jams. Eat soup and get Bright's disease. Eat
4 and encourage apoplexy. Eat oysters and ae-
fo taxaemia. Eat vegetables and weaken the
I m. Eat dessert and take to paresis. Smoke
Iretts and die early. Smoke cigars and get the
rrh. Drink coffee and obtain nervous prostra-
Driuk wine and pet the gout. But our advice
le readers of The State Capital is to eat and
k whatever you please, just as your grnnd-
•rs did, and take chances as to living to a good
ige as your grandfathers lived in the long ago.
THE CAPITAL QUESTION.
The state capital question is growing more and
more interesting, since the first Hush of general re-
moval of offices to Oklahoma City, and the further
the progress the more hopeful are citizens of Guth-
The validity of the 11113 provision is now not only
before the supreme court but it is likewise before
The initial move to remove the federal court
machinery from Guthrie to Oklahoma City, which
was taken in the national house of representatives
Wednesday met with a setback that evidently Ok-
lahoma City was not looking far.
The bill remains on the calender undisposed of
and will probably be taken up next Wednesday,
when it is expected that the force of the enabling
act will be passed upon.
During the debate Mr. Mann of Illinois challenged
the right of the state of Oklahoma to move the state
capital from Guthrie in defiance of an act of con-
gress, declaring that such a construction of the
statutes would make the anti-polygamy provision in
the Utah enabling act. a nullity, and in fact would
nullify all other requirements under enabling acts.
The question is being watched with much interest
by the entire state and the action of congress will
do much to settle the mind of the public.
In the meantime briefs have been prepared by
Guthrie for presentation Monday before the supreme
court on the validity of the ordinance irrevocable.
At four ehe wanted bonbons;
At eight she wanted gum;
At twelve the yearned for novelettes,
At sixteen, beaux—yura-yum;
At eighteen she became cng.tgel,
I .ike many other misses.
4i>d wanted spoony tete-a-tetes
And scores and scores of kisses.
At twenty she was married—
Big wedding, rich and tony;
At twenty-two, alas, alack!
She wanted alimony.
It is when money gets tight that people
fed extra sober.
Mexican revolutionists keep the birds
moving froin treo to tree.
Wait until the democrats get to scrap-
ping over their own rules.
The richest man In the world was born
without a cent in his pocket.
At any rate, hobbleskirts are handy
things on these windy days.
When a man is a candidats for office;
his check Is mightier than his word.
The doctor's bill is about the hardest
dose the patient has to swallow.
The way of the transgressor is the road
to wealth—for the criminal lawyer.
A poultry edition of the Oklahoma
Far-met will he issued on the 15th Inst.
Winter will flirt around this way, com-
ing and going, until somebody gets hurt.
Most physicians are first class skin
doctors—Judging from the size of their
perpetul motion at last
scientist says that "rats"
i Now York
The Panama Canal either must be forti-
fied or permitted to carry concealed
Miss Democracy musn't think one
great victory entitles her to a long life
The life work of a woman with a mis-
sion lasts until she succeeds in getting a
proposal of marriage.
Tbero is one redeeming trait about
the new woman. She never refers to
herself as the new lady.
The woman who is ugly enough to stop
a clock Is not a success when it comes
to stopping a street car.
By all means let us fortify the Panama
canal. There is a difference between
jingoism and common sense.
Pi evident Taft has won'the approbation
of the London Times. That Is something
Georgo Washington never did.
The Boston doctor who Is breeding
new animals would make a hit if lit
could breed a turkey all breast.
Slowly the Americanization of England
•foin on. Soda water Is becoming
vorite tipple in the tight litle Isle.
Judging from the mishaps constantly
being reported, It must be difficult for
the wearers of hobble skirts to obtain
Massa< busetts man savs the sight of
a red sldrt will start hens laying eggs.
Might prove costly with a healthy bull
In the neighborhood.
Now they are Inhabiting Venus with
dinoaaurl, icthiosauriand various other
kinds of prehistoric game. Another world
>r T. R. to conquer.
The New York police are looking for a
firebug who set nine fires In one house.
Mis is Industry misdirected. What a
janitor he would make!
"America is a century behind the slavs
In certain respects" opines Dr Blousteln,
sociologist. Nevertheless we aro getting
along nicely in our mediaeval way.
Nearly loo.ono people watched the avia-
tors at Son Francisco the other day.
Nearly 100,000 went away disappointed.
There wasn't even a broken arm.
A member of the faculty of the Uni-
versity of Chicago has broken forth Into
offu'gent praise of Johndee's gift to the
University of Chicago. How strange.
Authority on etiquette rules that there
must not bo the slightest show of affec-
tion betwen an engaged pair In the pres-
ence of others. Wonder If that's why
so many couples fail to show the samo
Like Charles W. Morse, Bank Wrecker
Robin (alias Robinovltch>, who started
that flutter of trouble in New York, is
not a bnnker at all. properly speaking.
By some amazing hocuspocus ho got
control of a couple of banks In order to
get his rascally paws on their funds.
Then tilings followed in the usual way.
The oily rogue manipulated the funds
to keep his speculative bubbles afloat.
The bubbles burst, and now the "bank-
er" Is held on nine indictments for lar-
A skin deep "financier," in substance
a plain thief.
The fellow's methods were so coarse
that one can only wonder what the al-
leged "directors" of the looted institu-
tions were doing, or what they had in
the cranial cavity where a bank director
Is presumed to have a rather superior
article of brains.
"It was a very unusual banking meth-
od," says Bank Examiner Hutchlns,
wagging his head gravely over one of
th « cruder swindles, comprising the bor-
rowing by Robin from his Washington
Savings bank of a large sum on. two
real estate mortgages, these being put in
the banl.'* safe and left unrecorded, the
lots being subsequently sold as unen-
cumbered to innocent purchasers.
The persuasive Robin, It Is stated, ac-
tually prevailed upon the directors "to
acquiesce In the arrangement to keep the
A "very unusual banking method,"
indeed. Mr. Hutchins. In fact not a
banking method at all. Let us call
things by their right names. It was a
breach of hanking method so flagrant as
to put it outside the category of bank-
ing altogether, aim into the category of
The Morses, Robins, and that ilk are
not bankers at all, but reckless adven-
turers who break into the banking busi-
ness with predators' purposes only a de-
gree less nefarious than those of the
funds witha kit of tools and a powder
grimy safeblower who goes after the
A SUCCESSFUL BOYCOTT
The astonishing statement Is made that
our exports to China have fallen fiom
$53,1100.(100 In 1905 to $15.000 000, the estimate
for 1910. The Chinaman Is a peculiar
:reature, and perhaps he understands
the Caucasian better than the Caucasian
Certain it is that the Chinaman has a
^or.tempt for our civilization, and we
But the Chinaman is human, and loves
lie wl'l never seek redress at the can-
non's mouth. He Is not a fighting man;
but he can endure, and his resolution Is
We have kicked him and cuffed bim
and brought upon him all manner of
contemptuous humiliation, and well
might the Chinaman say with one of an-
other persecuted race:
TIath not a Chinaman eyes0 Hath
not a Chinaman hands, organs, di-
mensions, senses, affections, passions?
Fed with the same food, hurt with
the same weapons, subject to the same
diseases, healed by the same means,
warmed and cooled by the same win-
ter and summer as a Christian Is?
The Chinaman, ignominlously treated
in California, took note of the situation,
and mastered it completely.
He saw our weak spot—the pocket.
Organised Into guilds as completely as
the German army is into platoons, the
word went forth to boycott American
AS TO HOGGING THINGS
From Sapulpa Light.
There is a deal on at Oklahoma City
Just now that may not prove so easily
concluded nor even as satisfactory as
contemplated by those behind it to place
J. H. Johnstone of the Oklahoma City
chamber of commerce on the Interstate
commerce committee. That the average
citizen of progressive tendencies in Okla-
homa would support a reasonable man
for high place, were that one where he
could or could not do good for the peo-
ple of Oklahoma is certain. But Mr.
Johnstone is too well known as an im-
placable foe of Eastern Oklahoma. His
work, whether sponsored by the people
who employ him or by his own ability to
rise above primitive local conditions, is
a question for himself and associates to
consider. It is certain that, Intentionally
or otherwise, he dealt a body blow to
cheap freight rates for Eastern Okla-
homa; that, too, at a time when this
section was far less populous and less
wealthy than is true at this time.
In the matter of any community seek-
ing to secure advantages that will make
it grow faster than its neighbors, no
sensible person will take offense; In fact,
will admire. BUT WHEN THERE
COMES A TIME THAT ONE TAKES.
THE NARROW-MINDED ROUTE TO
BELABOR AND OBSTRUCT THIv
NEIQHORS WITHOUT HOPE OF RE-
WARD AT HOME, the responsibility of
the attempt is so patent that it admits
of no explanation and the one offered
has cause to feel that the act was one
through channels other than personal.
To every city and county and to every
section of all of Oklahoma, the great
section known as Eastern Oklahoma
will most gladly extend a helping hand.
That is but common right and strict fair-
ness to all concerned. But this sheep-
ln-a-pasturemoveinent to take all of the
power to any one point, and that power
known to be hostile to cur honest and
rapiil development, calls for more than
Illustration, the people of Oklahoma
City, the vast majority of them having
no understanding of what was contem-
plated, voted the eapltol location to Okla-
homa City. Tyo years before the same
controlling outfit sought a strong bill to
nable a cinch on the state fair.
Whether that was right or wrong does
not matter, for, under the law of re-
moval on short notice, one institution
k'as not better than any other. Musko-
gee came nigh securing the state fair;
IN FACT TT WAS UNDENIABLY
PLEDGED TO THAT CITY TO MAKE
SURF OF THE STATE CAPITOL EN-
DORSEMENT RY THE LEGISLA
While the gas lasted It was used with
a lavishness o: a drunken sailor getting
rich off his money. The supply was used
as though It was inexhaustible. When
it was too late son e government regula-
tions looking toward conservation was
The finding of natural gas In Indiana
I changed the political and industrial his-
tory of the state. The cheap fuel at-
tracted industries in which the fuel cost
was a largo item. Small towns In the
belt doubled and tripled in size. The
factories brought to Indiana were highly
protected, the employes staunch protec-
tionists and the political complexion of
the state was changed.
As the gas besan to wane the factories
that had been attracted solely by the
cheap fuel moved away. But a larga
part of the cities In the gas belt were
substantial and remained.
The boom flattened our, but the Im-
petus to manufacturing was not lost,
anj Indiana ranks, in proportion to pop-
uletlon, among the leading manufactur-
ing states outside of New England.
From Cincinnati Times-Star.
Public interest in the rate increase
asUed for by the railroads, instead of
dying out, is being stimulated by active
discussion of the case on its merits.
On the side of the railroads the argu-
ments for increased rates are being
presented more vigorously and more ably
than ever before. In briefs filed with the
Interstate Commerce commission, in
magazine articles and In newspaper in-
terviews, men of prominence in the rail-
road world are arguing for the rote n-
creases. Boiled down, their arguments
are: (First) That ordinary justico t.o
railroad stockholders calls for reason-
able rate increases; and (second) that
the interests of the genera' public will
be best served by such Increases.
As one railroad president puts it, the
public can not both have is pie and eat
it. If it wants improved service, enlarged
shipping facilities, steadily increased
wages and better means of safeguarding
the lives of both passengers and of em-
ployes, it must be willing to let the
railroads charge rates that will yield
sufiieient revenue to meet increased ex-
penses. If, on the other hand, it is un-
willing to pay more for transportation,
it must forego - acording to the railroad
man's argument -Improvements, In-
creased facilities and higher wages for
Taking the opposite side, Louis D.
Rrandeis, who first came Into wide pub-
lic notice through his connection with
the davis end of the Ballinger-Pinchot
investigation argues against the proposed
freight rates He claims that what the
railroads need Is not higher rates, but
ater efficiency in management.
TURE -RESULT A HOWL FROM DAN j ha* '""ought forth a plan of economies
Our people despise a man who betrays his friends
to forward his interests with enemies, and there
exists in every human breast the assurance that
such a man is unworthy of either personal or public
However profuse his professions, however at-
tractive his suggestions, or sound and forceful his
promises, the knowledge that a man has abandoned
or betrayed those who assisted and aided him in his
career, stamps him as unworthy of them, and repels
for all time the approval of the popula<e.
Never yet lived the man who abandoned friends
for enemies but found his hopes were but illusions
and his ambitions were as naught.
No bank robber is clever these days unless he
cuts the wires of the rural telephone. After a
daring and ingenious novice had bound and gaged
five men in a western bank the other day and
escaped with all the cash lie could carry, the telltale
wires of the telephone encompassed his downfall.
English suffragette points out that with
the growth of votes for women move-
ment women are becoming more and
more particular about getting married.
Fall to see how that argument Is going
to make male converts.
Beatrice Forbes Robertson informs us
that woman suffrage will stop women
from extracting money from their hus-
bands pockets. Possibly Miss Robertson
means to convey the impression that
frie.id wife will carry the family bank
Tf is hard for honest people to appre-
ciate style when the person who Is
"spreading it on" Is doing so at the ex-
pense of his grocer, his dry goods mer-
chant, his doctor, editor, or other credi-
tor whose overdue hills the "spreader1'
continues to ignore.
Pcsdemona de Glugg was poor but
Aubrey MeSohnelder was a million-
aire's only che-lld.
II" loved; she loved; thev loved.
But the cruel father couldn't see It.
"If you wed that gal,*' he said, "you
shall go to work. Work! D'ya hear
te "* Work!
And Aubrey heard.
Titos© wedding bells shall not ring out.
And the result is a loss of more than
70 ner cent of our trade with China, if
the foregoing statistics are reliable.
If o-ir people who boycotted the meat
frost a year ago had exercised half the
fortitude of the despised Chinaman, wo
would have had that monopoly on the
hip long ago.
THE NEW YEAR CONSCIENCE
W hen the new years comes the pos-
se sr or of a conscience has a hard time
of it. it troubles him more apparently
about the beginning of January than at
any other time, although there is good
reason to believe that a really Indus-
trious, on-to-lts-job conscience never
takes a vacation.
The new year conscience manifesting
itself in good resolutions is familiar to
Therefore, there should be no occasion
for surprise In the announcement from
Washington that at the beginning of the
year the government's consclem e fund
profited not a little.
Within ten days at the end of the old
year and the beginning of the new. there
were twenty-five contributors to this
None of the amounts sent to Undo
Sain was large, but they were sufficient
to show that some consciences had be-
como remarkably active.
One man. thirty-eight years old, ad-
mitted that he had robbed an Iowa post-
office when he was seventeen years old.
Ho sent a promise to pay as soon as he
could raise the seven dollars, which was
tho amount of his loot. The question at
once arises: Where was his conscience
during those twenty-one years? He must
have kept It under admirable control.
Another interesting conscience Is tho
one possessed by a young Nebraska
woman, who sent to the postoffice de-
partment a two-cent stamp and a three
page letter telling how she had fallen
into sin several years ago. Having re-
ceived a letter the stamp on which hail
not been canceled, she had been tempted
to use this stamp again. Ever since her
conscience had troubled her. Viewed
TO RE ERST IF P. \, OKLAHOMA CITY
NEWSPAPERS DECLARED TT AN
OUTRAGE TO MOVE THE FAIR. AL-
THOUGH IT- HAD. .1UST RAISED A
PROMOTER BONI S OF $72,000 TO DO
TO GUTHRIE WHAT MUSKOGEE
PROPOSED TO DO FOR OKLAHOMA
If removal is good for the goose, the
gander ought not to complain of the
What meaneth thi
when all is trotting
what the source for this cry and
"squawk" when about to be dosed with
some of its own "pisen?"
which has failed to catch on with the
jpuclic or with railroad men, on account
I ««f ibis rather airy and Intangible char-
I acteristics. At the same time there
may be something in the Brando*, argu-
I nient. His side of the case is at least
j worthy of consideration.
I The whole matter of rate increases
| really resolves Itself into a question of
i fact. W hile there are a few Americans
J who would like to hit the railroads, re-
MYSTERIES OF THE PAST
A few da> s ago. says the Women's
National Daily of St. Louis, workmen
who were digging for the foundation of
o new building near the ancient city
of Pompeii found the body of a woman
whi h had been petrified Both hands
were full of jewels Throughout the old
world, among the ruins which have been
considered mementos of a'I that Is Great-
est In the past, the explorer and the
antiquarian seek for evidence of ancient
glory and ancient civilization, and now
the environment and the mode of life of
the ancients of the old world are almost
as well known to scholars of the present
generation as are tho manners and cus-
toms of today. Evidently the woman
whose petrified body was exhumed fled
from tho eruption that overwhelmed
Pompeii, carrying her valuables, and was
burled In the downpour of ashes.
A few davs ago, on the desolate desert
of Arizona, there was exhumed the body
of a pre-h storlc woman wdio held In her
skeleton fingers a rude tablet upon which
somo being of an unknown age had
sought to perpetuate and convey to com-
ing generations the story of her life.
Efforts now are being made to trans-
late the strange hieroglyphics.
Throughout the far southwest are found
evidences of a civilization older than
that of Babylon and Nineveh and this
field for exploration promises to he an
Interesting and profitable one for exploi-
It is to be hoped that science and
patient labor an.l investigation will solve
the mystery which tho desert as a sphinx
has held In keeping throughout thou-
sands of years, perhaps thousands of
goodfellowshlp ' fWdless of justice and final results, pub-
metropolisward; J °plnion In general is more reasonable.
The average American, when he thinks
about it. takes it as a matter of course
thai railroad rates ought to be high
enough to allow the roads, properly man-
aged. to earn a reasonable income on
capital Invested; to properly safeguard
the lives of passengers and railroad men,
and to pay employes wages Increasing
In proportion to the general Increases in
the cost of living. Tf rates are high
enough to do these things, he does not
want any increases, jf they are not. he
is willing to see Increases allowed.
On this point of fact the Interstate
Commerce commission is able to Judge
far better than the average man, who.
of necessity, can give only brief stud"
to the subject. The commission has a
remarkably fine opportunity Just now to
make a reputation for Itself in the eyes
of the nation and of the world.
The great gas belt of Indiana Is now
no more, says the Evansvi'le Courier.
A short time ago one of the light
"otnpanies that furnished cities with
natural gas discontinued the supply to
It was the last one of 115 towns and
cities that a decade ago were supplied
by this company, the Indiana lighting
Up to this winter the company has
had enough gas to supply that city, but
this year the shortage has been very
Organized twenty-years ago to ex-
from any light, this con.clene. mu.t he &°," na'.",al Kas tl,e In<11a"a
i 8 Ohio fields, the Indiana Lighting com-
pany built up a marvelous business and
pumped thousands of wells.
Today tills same company Is now en-
fegarded as a trulv abnormal one.
But abnormal consciences are not
deemed rare by the custodians of the
They frequently run against similar
cases, but with all their experience they
cannot always analyze the curious men-
tal condition of those who contribute to
Emancipated Woman Rut why won't
you marry me° Give me a definite rea-
Dethroned Man (squirming and looking
ashamed)—Oil, Just because!
ti rely out of the natural gas business
and is selling Its last wells to the farm-
Montpelier is not the last city in tho
state fo use natural gas, but there are
| few left whlchN are still operated by
other companies, although it may be
j said that this once Immense prosperous
j I uslne.-T Is now little more than repre-
I sen ted by a
DR. WILSON IN BAD
From Milwaukee Sentinel.
1 ho wrlrllglg of time brings in his re-
venues. Th injured shade of Andrew
Jackson is at last appeased. Dr. Wood-
row ilson, tho blasphemous flouter of
Old Hickory has got his at last.
Somo familiarity with the doctor's
writings has made us wonder in these
day? of his prosperity that some hard-
Nhe,i who \otes for Jackson every four
years has not risen in his place and de-
nounced Wilson for his leniency dispar-
agements of the great Andrew as ' nar-
row, bigoted and ignorant.'' and the
"most inferior of our presidents."
But Nmesis, slow of foot, is sure.
Jackson day was Just the time and Cook-
county Just the place to put a crimp in
Wilson, and Dr. Howard S Taylor
proved to he th« man for the Job. "Wil-
son?" quoth the doctor, "a little tomtit
of a Princeton professor chirping at the
Wilson's goose is coogkd.
"Suppose that your mother baked an
npple pie and there we
ven of you—
hlldren. What part
get for your por-
the parents and five
of the pie would y«
A sixth, ma am," tho boy answered.
"But there are seven of you,1' said tho
teacher. "Do you know anything about
"Yes. ma'am," said the be v. "I know
all about fractions, but 1 know all about
mother, too. Mother'd say who didn't
want no pie."
«•. lis In the banc
from them to furnish their
observed Inquisitive Oswald.
"What is aviation?"
"Aviation," replied the father, who had
Just finished reading the papers, "Is -t
ntific method of reaching a cem-
Young Man-So Miss Ethel |s your ok
't sister. Who comes after her?
Small Brother—Nobody ain't come ye
but pa savs the first fellow that com
an have her.
own homes, at that time.
Mr. Tltibb T haven't saved
since 1 married you.
Mrs. HubL-O, what a fib:
paved nearly half you had in
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