Chandler Daily Publicist. (Chandler, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 261, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 2, 1904 Page: 4 of 4
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One like wt iikCtl »*. have lung ago; '*
C’hilly ami cold anti Itlnik and gia>.
M Polly and 1 ,
4 arc ii"' at all *«*i tin- blinding *-n >>■.
Street* arc ilniM tctJ, lat'c Jiere ntul tlie*io
Be i no ed < uni ending
Ovct the Hcot-covered inneuienl" wlicc
.An illchoM*n *d*|i 11kmiip. .1 trip throng'' i• r
.\l»d a hc«\y iitH «mi tin* wintri’* day.
Siuigh <Mt»< nin cd in u woolen wrap -
Hand* m a muff iiul her la <i* agl> .v,
Ptdly t* thinking t>. mi ni.tyliap.
And I well, frotn undo tnv heavy < q-
I'm dreaming o( 1mm. i"i j love nei •> •.
Only we i*to. \et .♦ happier pair
Couldn't be louiid uver land <»r «e.i#
For I Invr Polly, no meet and fait .
And no cause have I tor a ■ingle ran* 1.
For Pollt nhe told me ■»» loves me’
•-Jerome l\ I* !«-i.*litiian, in Baltimore Nm*
i , T V
ILLY 4’ABSON * toot l at
the top of the kitchen
i stairs shielding with glow-
i iiiu fingers the caudle Hint
she hold above her head.
Ah** heard mice scurrying about among
the pans that Aunt Sally had left on
the table when site went to her cabin
for the night, and she shrank from ven-
turing Into the darkness below. Hut
as she hesitated. peering anxiously
•low’ll tltc flight a groan from another
room ended her reluctance. Lifting
her skirt* she ran quickly over the
stair*, for Kdwurd, her husband, had
been seized at midnight with a violent
headache, the result of riding too long
in the sun in the afternoon, and was
begging: deliriously for ice. So fee
Mo||y must have, even if 11 meant
1 raving the terror* below.
The refrigerator was in a lean-to
opening from the kitchen. Mrs. rai-
son found the door shut and fastened
securely against nil her pushings and
shaking*, and the end of the key
gliuted maliciously at her through the
keyhole, as If taunting her inability.
Hutiulng up stair*, she left, the can-
dle oil the tabic in the dining room, and
went out of doors to try to open the
outside *he<l door. The moon shorn
dimly through fleecy April clouds, ami
ri whipporwill called Insistently from a
near-by Held, in tile note that sounds
more melancholy in the North Carolina
mountains than anywhere else In the
The outer door proved as obstinate
ns the inner. .Molly rattled tu vain,
and then fell to pulling at the wire net-
ting over :» little window beside it. The
tears rolled down Iter cheeks as she
lugged with no success. A ragged hit
of gauze tore her lingers, but she did
not mind the pain. The sound of Kd-
ward’s voice inside the house, rising
and falling In the babble of delirium,
spurred her to continued effort. and
deafened her to the cry of tin* whip
IKiorwill. She did not even hear the
sound of approaching footsteps, until
r man came around the corner of the
house so quickly that he almost ran
“Heavens!” she cried at the same
moment, shaking from head to foot,
and hardly able to articulate. “NVliat
do you want?”
Her heart thumped furiously, but
through her fear there ran tin- thought
lliut whatever happened Kdwurd must
have the Ice.
The man regained hU self-possession
as he saw her fright.
“It looks like we-all's *n to the same
business,” lie chuckled, pointing to the
window, and giving her a poke in the
arm with a dirty thumb.
“I don’t understand you: 1 am Mrs.
4’arson,” said Molly, throwing hack her
fair head, haughtily. Then, recalled by
his gesture to her occupation she for-
got her terror in the thought that here
was a man -a strong man who could
help her. She began to work fever
ishly at the netting.
“Mr. raison's very ill. lie's out of
ids head, and 1 want to get some ice
for him. The door from the kitchen is
locked.“ she explained. “There!” tri-
umphantly, a* one corner gave way in
response to a vigorous tug. “Now you
pull on that.'' she commanded, and the
would-be burglar, nothing loath, gave a
jerk that brought off the whole cover-
“Splendid !‘* exclaimed Molly, and
prepared to climb in at ouce.
“No, you don't. Ma'am,’*said the man.
“Let me go In first and assist yon-all.'*
He pushed his bulky frame through
the small casement, and then helped
Molly, with a caution not to “laxerate"
herself. Without a thought for the
strangeness of her position, locked into
the shed with this rough fellow. Molly
went at once to the refrigerator.
“Unlock that door at the left,
please.” she said. “You’ll llnd a cun
die and matches on tin* shelf over the
kitchen table. “Now.” with uplifted
voice as she heard the sputter of the
match, “bring me a pan to put the ice
in. Thank you. What a relief it i- to
have this!” and tilling the tin she
crossed the kitchen and began to go
up stairs, no absorbed In lier purpose
that she* no longer noticed her coni pan
"Here you. Ma'am, don't you-all go
back on your pal that-a-way." said he,
with a return of the audacity of which
her air of command and her uucon-
oeiousiuvs of tin* situation had robbed
Molly paused midway o:i tin* flight.
“Oh, I'd forgotten. Ton came to er
—get things, I suppose i 1'ui sorry.'
she went on politely, ‘ but I'm afraid
there isn'l a thing you'd < ire for. You
see, this i* a furnished cottage, and all
the silver I* plat<sl. which Isn't any
use to you. of course. And we never
keep any money in the house, though
1 think 1 think-” with an effort at
remembrance, “that 1 have two quar-
ter* in my purse; if that would be of
any service to yon!” tentatively.
The man seemed about to express
his disappointment, wlu-n Mrs. Carson
thought again of her husband.
“1 mustn't stay here talking. I’ve
been ages getting this ice.” and
straightway sue ran up stall’s, leaving
Hus McClateltle standing in the middle
of t be kitchen floor.
■ Well,- I'll be skewered!” he sabl.
slowly. Then, us his hostess had not
locked or even shin the door at the
head of tlie stairs lie followed In her
Molly foil ml Kdwurd in wild delirium
that even the ice did not allay.
“What shall I do? Oh, what shall 1
do?” was her diiiuli cry, as lie strug-
gled fiercely with her, and in auswer
came the thought of the burglar. Leav
1 ing Kdward to fate fur a few minutes
I she ran to seek her fellow housebreak-
er. She found biin iu the dining room
j looking over the silver by the light of
I the caudle she had left there. As she
I entered he turned, startled and made a
J nervous gesture toward his pocket.
“Ob. I’m so glad you’re still here,**
cried Molly, excitedly. “Fleuie come
with me. Mr. Carson Is dreadfully de-
lirious. ami 1 don’t know what to do.
Come." and she twitched Ids sleeve to
hasten Ids hesitating progress.
MeClatehie followed slowly, hut once
in the sick room his diffidence van-
ished. Many a case of delirium Ire
mens among hi* friends had given him
contidencc a* » nurse. Molly became
Ida subordinate with Instinctive sur-
render, for she saw Unit with the sick
mail lie was alert and capable, and
showed a marked gentleness — bred,
perhaps, by his vocation.
Three o’clock had struck before Car-
son sank into the quiet of exhaustion.
Molly’s face fairly glowed with grati-
tude us she turned to McClatcliie.
The man grinned with hottest pride.
Though the smile did something to rc
deem Ids face, Molly appreciated for
the llrst time since Ids abrupt appear-
ance what a rough-looking fellow he
was. Now that all was quiet she grew
eager for 1dm to leave.
"If you’re going through the village.”
she said, “would you stop at Dr. Fra-
dy s and ask 1dm to come here at once?
It's the rock house opposite the post
The grin failed from MoClatchle's
“The rock house opposite the post-
officehe repeated. "I'd rather not go
there, Ma'aiu. You see- you see. I've
visited there once to-night already.”
"Hut why should that prevailt you?
Oh! You mean you ? Dull!”
Molly stared at the man with *omr
little fear as the import of his words
dawned on her. but her gaze at him
Comprehended Kdward, and a greater
fear seized her a* she thought of her
situation if left alone with him during
another paroxysm. Drawing closer to
MeCIntchlo she looked guiltily about,
and then whispered; ,
"Did any one sec* you?'* ^
“Then if 1 should write a note could
you lied leave it there? You see -
Her voice broke, end she made a ges.
turo of helplessness. The suspicion of
tears was too much for Hus.
“Ho ahead and write. I’ll do it,” lie
At half past four the old doctor was
“Was 1 compounding a felony or any
thing?” she* asked, smiling up at him.
And MeOlateliie, walking over the
sleepers on his way to Denby. was ex-
periencing a sensation new to him a
yearning for a woman’s love like Mol-
ly’s for her husband, and a feeling of
complacence over his night’s work,
even though his pockets were empty .
New York Tillies.
'I Ilf MhII of lll(> 11 (I Hit'll 1.
When they saw him coming along
case* in hand they rushed to the door
and called and beckoned and made
As soon ns he was within tin* house
they almost dragged him upstairs and
into the bedroom where she lay. gasp
Ing. and so very, very pale.
"Wliat do you think?” three of them
cried at once.
lie was perfectly shocked and dis-
“1 think she’s a very sick woman."
They waited a second, and then one
“What shall we do first?”
He looked surprised.
"1 should call a doctor,” lie said, cm
At that they all screamed at once;
"But aren’t you a doctor?"
lie started violently and stared at
them In amazement. “No, I’m a piano
tuner,” he replied. Town Topics.
The tall silk hat of commerce is »:Hu f
to be going Into the discard. Such may j
be the case, as a general proposition,
but when men of prominence gather
to have their photographs taken in out-
door groups, it is to be noted that the
stovepipe is still in it* usual location.
A SCHEME THAT rAIU.O.
I'lKUCP^nfnt Attempt t*> hUritwr * Com- j
pet itor’fc Secret.
A group of young men. all active In j
the world of business, were wiling
bard luck stories at the Matiufactur j
er*’ (Tub one evening recently. An i
electrical engineer, Mill in bis «arly|
A bunch of politician." on the steps of j thirties, whose vlaiy i* ii •presented |
ii,.. Whin- Hi,use. anil not In 'ilk lud*? by live liunrcK. tolil tin: following ,
Perish the verj ideal . , ‘ r'“ b**“ " ' »
_________________ 1 once, bui an adventure 1 hat! Iu New j
.. * I York in 1100 like
Many students of American social 1
life have urged that our homes
swallows all the rest. At the time I
arc j manager and a stockholder to a
suffering from the excessive demands | limited i-xtcnt in Baltimore. We were
o d mu tho wives and mot hen put | opcratii - .» patent and thing*
llc.la.lv. Willie rlMi complaint Ik rren' Jnsl lH‘KUmiu« «•* "’m“
. when we got word from our salesmen
doubtless exaggerated, there is more ,, , * ... . ........, ;il„
• that good* similar to ours were wing
Ilian a siain at truth In It, a* aluioit : „|lu„ market at a
any busy housewife will confess. The j which we could not meet.
remedy lies in increasing devotion to j * 1 *d>t samples of the goods and the
II....0 hour, nt lom.ire and »lmj,te I °e,t,r<!* fro,H ‘hrf*
j and at once called a meeting of the d>
l,h>as’,lv ,,ur " "’■••■'hi*'* >l“'t win-1 rfcioi'k. u,.r imti'in was worthlm. as
ter offers in such rich ahuudauce. j a protection, arid our only re*our«v
" > was secrecy; and, so far as we were
able to do it, our process was kept
from prying eyes. But there was some
We appear to have more killings of
all kind* than they have in England,
comments the Kalveston Daily News.
This is true even of the victims of rail-
road wreck*, although we arc sup
I posed to excel in the equipment and op-
| eratloit of trains. • • ♦ We are not
j less cautions than men in similar Hues
jin <treat Britain. NVe curry our loose
methods even into the railroad busi-
ness. This appears to be trtle. if the
\ * i. * - can habit of increasing tho ratal
itles can be explained u|hiii any other
hypothesis ii is in order to make such
explanation. It has not been made no
one who was beating us at our own
game. If we could find out bow it
was done*, we could do it ^urselves; if
we couldn't. It meant ruin.
"The next day. disguised as n work-
man. I went over In New Yuri: and
found I he factory without any trou
ble, but try as 1 would I couldn't get
employment. The foreman said lie
hadn’t enough work to keep hi* men
going and would have to discharge
some of them. 1 was desperate. It
was m bitter winter day. and a foot
and a half of snow lay on the ground.
As a hi si resort. I
would let me shovel the snow from
the sidewalk and give me a square
meal in payment. This appeal reached
Ills heart and 1 got the Job. it was no
Joke, i can tell you. for the factory was
a big one. and the sidewalk long. Hut
I was glad to get the chatter, for it
The Dublin Freeman's .lournal of a
recent date points out a remarkable in-
stance which has lately occurred of
the exercise of the veto by the British! meant that I was to have a show to get
sovereign. The .lom iml kujtx: "Bonn- 'iisith' tho works, nml I only neoilcl n
i . few hours at most to find out how the
what recently a bill had passed both ,
i trick was done. It took luo four hours ,
liouxos. ami WIIK aw,.Ulus Hip royal ns- Kfl| sillo,vll|k ,.|,.ar<'.l. and my j J,,,1rn"1-
seiU. which ha* now become a mere I hack was nearly broken when 1 went
matter of form, its the necessity for re- j into the office again. ,,M '-------~“
fusing that assent has been long rc-i
mov«*d by the strict observance of the
constitutional principle that the Crown
has ».iio will but that of hi* Mdilute!s.
\ M«p in l.luuf.
North Carolina, has made a v
l** advance by putting a large Usly <
her convicts to work building turnpike i
road*. A flue highway, fifty mil*" i*
extent, across the Blue Bulge Moan .
talus, from Wilkeslioro to Jeficrson. i
Ashe County, is heiug laid, or rather
cut through the hills. I>y ibis .*ii>" of j
, The purpose of this is to open up
figure ) trade with tho rest of the State the j
wealthy northwestern section. This is
a great cattle growing country, and,
the people who reside there have line
tofore been doing business with tlicj
Virginian*. The mouutaius formed j
r barrier which was practically Ifisur- j
mountable for trade purjiose*.
AH communities are more and inoi*
coming to realize tin* necessity of hav
ing highways for trades if they would
have trade. Poor highways mean iso-
lation, insularity and provincialism.
Ideas, a* well as material benefits, fol-
low the line of the least resistance.
They falter, halt and stop at physical
harriers. The topography of a coun-
try determines largely the character of
it* inhabitants. Lack of communica-
tion with neighboring communities pre-
vents expansion. The chariot of pros-
perity will not run over ruts when it
can find a smooth roadbed. Mental.
: social and'material development alike
mu it u j depend -upon the character *»i tin* pl’.y
steal environment. A community
which shut* itself in a shell, as does an
oyster, never gets beyond the shellfish
stage In anything.
The good roads Idea is spreading
throughout the country. Georgia lias
demonstrated that she is wide awake
to it. She has made a good beginning.
There siumld be no stop until the high-
ways are above criticism.- Atlanta
, .1,1 ro;i11 V an fui'W'M* *>f. nt tti#
'I III urn* 111 *•!<■ Vttlu*
nf hi* laud.
, _ su.n lif*' and Industry
x .,1 districts, said Senator
v.mi , u slop the stream of
*. u. ~ !I "ho are leaving the farm
f t, .niy iivni'--populated cities,
: n pi ‘moral COndl-
„ ; !»nn- a moral degeneracy
,»n. 4ioful roads bring tho
, , i,v , lo>e together.
lesk as I came in
looked up from hi
’’ (Jot it done So quick ?*
“ Yes.* said T.
“ Lid's go out and look at it
A*ks Mi.iMiiMKiii For (ioovJ Komli.
The FJxecutlve ('oiuuiirtce of the
State ronvenlion of Supervisors, or
ganized to promote the improvement
of highways in New York Slate, adopt-
ed these resolutions:
That the State should appropriate
, I Hill me? mauj niuhimi .qqii iii c
It was then discovered that some pro-i -^»d we went out. lie looked die w.njMMK)u ^ the coming session of the
-sidewalk over and said: •• in“*■1
vision in tin* bill which had escaped oh-
Hi-. laim'« I nlm k.v Number.
While the figures nine and thirteen
are found conspicuous in the lives of
some men and to some superstitious
persons have a remarkable hearing*
Deputy Warden Dowell, of the South-
ern Illinois Penitentiary, adds the figure
two to the list in the following unusual
story concerning W. K. Mel’lnin, who
was sent to the penitentiary from
Meriain was sentenced for a term
of two years. At the time of bis arrest
be was twenty two years old. He
was born in the second month of the
year and also arrested in the second
moil Hi and on the tw’eiu.v-second day.
When he was given ids cell number it
was found to be 2222. and the cell to
which he was assigned was 222. Sev-
eral other minor Incidents also occurred
in which the figure prominently ap-
peared. Fhlongo Intel-Occau.
....... ... ...... ....... It’s a good
1 Job. I didn't think you could do It.
nervation' nu<i orltleism retlmaxl it ‘"J x„w. ityou look sharp you'll tu- In time
an absurdity. I'mler these eircuin to catch the noon train for Baltimore,
stances the royal assent w as denied ami "Just tell them that you saw me.” ’
for the tlrat lima linen Til>7, when Thnt vvas » ,,<MV S0,'K 1,1
! and I ve detested it ever since. ' Pliil-
Queen Anne refused her assent to 341 adflphiM Press.
hill for spiiIIuk ihe inilliiu In Scotland, | *'*'
which was I hr Iasi iirovlmiK iustiince of
A l'rofcsKnr Karl l'cnriou, of I.nn-
don, Inin lakon ii]> llio sniintlrl In do-
rouso of rod hair, nhaorvea n writer in
tho Birndnirlntm .\gc llornld. Although'
iuohI iicoplo ndiidrc Ills oourago iiiokI
of tlioni flint it dittioiill to agroo with
Ida views. Tin1 professor thinks them
Is somethin); ivi'oiik with the popular
prejudice agiiinst red luilr, Imt eanuot
toll exactly what, lie is now onsaaeil
Iu nuikliiK n oonsiis or rod-haircil por-
soniiKO* in lilator.v, which has acoordd
him very little aatisfaottou. Try as he
may it Is hardly probable that Profes-
sor Pearson will ever he aide to per-
suade a woman with beautiful brown
hair to exchange it Tor (lie red variety,
even though she may have the privilege
of calling It‘•auburn." There is a fooling
(hat red-haired people are also inclined
n> have red tempers, although there are
numerous exceptions to this rule. Af
ter all, it i* a mere matter nf taste, and
persons whose looks are liery can con-
sole themselves that If people were to
gel Into lhe habit of thinking that way
they would consider red hair a beauti-
ful adornment, and everybody would
want to have it on tnetr cranium*.
Skilful .l«*irrlr\" Thirf.
The jewelry trade of the country Is
Legislature for the construction <»f
good roads under tbe provisions of the
(ligbie-Armstrong act ; $2.00<»,000 to bo
available each year until 1906.
That the advocacy of the coust itu
Uomil amendment providing for a
iMKi.otHi bond issue for road improve
ment*, which was adopted by the Leg-
islature at 1 lie last session and will
come up for final passage at the ses
cautioned to beware of a man about sion nf IfiOfi, be continued.
A man’s success in life is visually in
proportion to Ills confidence in himself,
and the energy and persistence with
which be pursues Ills aim. Iu ibis
competing age there is? little hope for
the man who does not thoroughly be-
lieve in himself. The man who can be
easily discouraged or turned aside from
his purpose, the man who has no iron
in his blood, will never win, prophesies
n writer in Success. Half the giant's
strength is in the conviction that lie is
a giant. Tbe strength of a muscle is
enhanced a hundredfold by the will
power. The same muscle, when re-
moved from the giant’s arm, when di-
vorced from the force of the mighty
will, can sustain but n fraction of the
weight it did n moment before it was
disconnected, NVliat miracles confi-
dence has wrought! NY hut impossible
deeds it has helped to perform! It
took Napoleon, over the Alps in mid-
winter. it took Fnrragut and Dewey
past the cannons, torpedoes and mines
of the enemy; it led Nelson and Kraut
to victory; it 1ms been the great tonic
in the work! of discovery, invention
and art; it lias helped to win the thou-
sand triumphs in war and science
which were deemed impossible. The
man without self-confidence and an
iron will Is the plaything of chance,
the puppet of Ids environment, the
slave of circumstance. With these he
Is king, even m ister of tbe situation.
live feet six inches tall, about twenty
seven years old. who speaks with a
Kerman accent. He lias black, curly
hair and coarse, rough hands, the lat-
ter being a feature which easily dis-
tinguishes him. The man is a penny-
weight jewelry thief and has succeed-
ed in getting sway with goods from
several retail jewelers hi the Eastern
States, from Newark, X. 4., to New
Jlis method Is to go to a jewelry
store, li»ok over some diamond lings
and then disappear. In a short time
he comes again to the jewelry store
and asks that ilie rings lie sent to iiis
house for closer examination. This is
usually done by tin* unsuspecting jew-
eler. who either goes himself with the
rings to the house or sends a clerk.
The man accompanies him to the house
and, after making a show of examining
the diamonds, suddenly asks permis-
sion to show them to bis mother, who,
he declares, is iu the next roonT. He
lakes tiic diamonds Into the next room,
and that is tlie last the jeweler ever
sees of them. On one or two occasions
the Jeweler or clerk begins to Do ap-
prehensive as soon as the man disap-
pears through tbe door which leads
into tin* next room, and follows close
behind, but he is not quick enough to
catch tbe thief, who appears to have
a quick mode of exit through some
opening and . disappears.—Jewelers’
I «ing the Telephone.
Tf Is an art to be a good telephone
talker, and those who spend many
hours in the vicinity of a telephone
will believe the American Telephone
Journal when it insists that the art
should be cultivated the same us any
method of conversation.
The first requisite is the proper pose.
In all eases the transmitter should he
as nearly vertical as possible, with the
voice funnel so adjusted that it is on
a level with the lips when the head is
in the ordinary arched position of con-
versation. Then the lips should lie
held about an inch away from the fun-
nel and directly opposite It* centre.
The speaker should talk in a tone
slightly above the ordinary conversa-
tional pitch, about in the same way as
If he wore speaking to a person across
But, more than all. rare should be
taken to talk slowly ami to articulate
with the greatest distinctness; to be
deliberate in what one says and to
make ample pause at the end of each
Nothing can be more erroneous in
the use of a solid back than to stand
nt a distance from the instrument and
endeavor to affect it by shouting at
the top of one's lungs.
I.Ike h Dime Novel.
Clinton C. Grimm, St. Louis, Colo.,
ran away from his home several years
ago and bis parents could find no trace
of him. The other day his father re-
ceived a check for $4000 from the
young mail, accompanied by the in-
formation that lie had a goodly smn
left nml would return to his old borne
aud engage i:i business.
Indorsing ilic bill pending in Con-
gress providing for an appropriation
of $24,000,000 by the National Kovcrn
ment for better wagon roads.
The constitutional amendment pro-
viding for a $50,000,(100 bond issue,
which has passed through one Legis-
lature iu consequence of support this
organization lias given it. will provide
for the eons true tion of 7500 miles of
of the money thus raised $254X10,000
will pay the State’s share of the cost
and $17,500,000 is to be loaned to the
counties and $7,500,000 iu the towns
to pay tlicit' shares. Thnt sum eanuot
be made available until 1906 at the
very earliest, and the appropriation of
$0,000,000 is$ proposed so that exten-
sive improvements may be carried on
iu the Interval.
Ail Fra of iCoail Hui Minn.
That tile first quarter of the twen
tieth century will be a great era of
road building in this country now
seems probable. All persons who have
given serious thought to tin* question
are agreed on the following proposi-
tion: That road building in ilie Unit
ed States lias been greatly neglected
tlmt we are far behind other civilized
nations in this respect: that the general
Improvement of the highways through
out the country would do more to pro-
mote the welfare and happiness of the
people than any other work which
could be undertaken; ami that the
present is an auspicious time for in-
augurating a national good roads cam-
The last of these propositions is in
some respects the most important be-
cause on it rests the hope that some-
thing is actually going to be done. The
last quarter of the nineteenth century
was the great era of railroad building,
but that has now passed into history.
Of course, we are still building rail-
roads, and will continue to build them
for ages, but never again on the enor-
mous scale of the last thirty years.
The necessity and the opportunity no
longer exist. The energy, the enthu-
siasm. and the capital heretofore di
rooted to the building of railroads is
now seeking other channels, one of
which is the building of improved
Food Hoad* Farmers* Boon.
Senator A. I.attiuier, of Smith
Carolina, who is stumping Delaware
in tlie interest of good roads, under
the auspices of tlie State Highway
Commission, polled his audience at
the State capital after a ringing speech
in advocacy of national legislation ex-
tending Unaneinl aid front the Govern-
ment for permanent road building in
this country. Every man in the audi-
ence arose and east his vole in favor
of the measure.
Senator Lattimer showed three ways
iu which the farmers of this country
could improve their condition by good
roads. First, lie could make $2.50 a
day with ills team in hauling for road
builders through dull periods; second,
ha coul.l decrease the cost of hauling
Ids products over dirt roads in the use
oi. macadam reads just one-half; third,
THE "BETWEEN MEALS” CLOTH.
, . i ... Ilie rare a
. High). I'Oll.lied T«|i.
\\ : . I-,, ute dining table is cleared find
: al c, cry meal, it* appearance
e,nween lime' K a matter of concern
lie- housekeeper, especially since
ihe nUI-fa'binned spread, which cer-
Uinlv had a cosy, liouiey .look, is la-
iHUM'd ill the present. The highly pol-
ished surface of (he table is thought
lo lie Sii ornamental that it must not
he mvered up. and in consequence Ihe
house keeper lias a new anxiety in the
care of that same highly polished lop.
\ hot dish, a little hot water, a drop
of alcohol produce a mark on the sui-
faee which i- anything but ornamental “
and which is mil easily removed, l’re-
eauiionary measures are required, and
thick "hush chubs" or table pad* are
ludlspt nsabit. A very thick cotton pad
is woven especially for Ihe purpose,
which with asbestos table mats prove*
a great help. The asbestos mats are
slipped int«• embroidered linen cases
ami thus become ornamental, or em-
broidered ‘pieces lire laid over them*
Heavy crocheted mats are often em-
ployed. ami mats of coiled eorsel laces
are useful, on account of their thick-
Sometimes a thick blanket is laid un-
der the regular hush cloth: in fact, Hie
housekeeper takes every possible
means to protect the varnish of her
But this top must be displayed, so
Hie cover is r. legated to obscurity, mul
a square or circle of embroidered linen
of Battenbcrg work or of renaissance
bu-c. not ton large, is put in tbe centre,
am! a small but handsome jardiniere
stands upon ir. This is the only decora-
tion admissible. Often the table is en-
tirely ban*, the owner's eye gloating
upon its mirror-like surface. The chil-
dren arc ft chidden to touch it. "Bands
off" is ilie cry, and rubbing and polish-
ing and dnsilng are added to the house-
Oh for the "good old days” when
"things" were not "In ihe saddle” and
riding poor tired housekeepers to
death! Tin* elegance and the elabor-
ateness wHtcli can be secured by the
rich only and which we try to imitate
iu our humbler way is driving women
to despair. Tbe ‘ girl” becomes more
and more necessary to relieve the hard-
worked woman, and she grows less and
less obtainable. Detroit Free Pro.**,
Kenrcltii>x l or I.epenny ('*«<>».
"Government officials in our country
who are employed to look out for lep-
rosy cases certainly earn their money,
for they arc constantly going to the
most remote places in tlie islands.”
said Louis T. Perdval. ol* Honolulu,
at the Xhorclmm. “The penalty for
the disease is banishment to the leper
settlement at Molokai, and so great is
the dread of lhis enforced separation
from home and kindred that people
in the first stages of the disease ■will
be secreted for mouths rather than
give them over to the officials. I know
of a man # who was hidden in a cave
near Ids home for three years before
lie was found out.
“All suspects am taken to the cen-
tral station in Honolulu and examined
by a board of medical experts, if Hu*
verdict is that the t»no examined has
the disease no sort of Influence, no
social or political pull, no considera-
tions of wealth or power can keep tln>
patient from Joining the ranks of tin*
leper colony. It is only by such iron-
clad rules that, the whole population
is insured freedom from the spread of
the disease.'' Washington Post.
*Kcr«<l City of LhnsHM.
Very little of tin* world remains un-
known. Tibet will soon be as well
fruown as Filina, the sacred city "f
Lhassn ns little of a mystery as
Pekin. A Bussiaii traveler, M. Tsybl-
koff. has communicated to the Geo-
graphical Society of St. Petersburg a,
pretty full account of Lhassu, where he
stayed for over twelve months—being
an Oriental scholar and professedly a
Lamaitc by* religion, lie found the
land far less populous than Ik com-
monly supposed, and a most intolerable
proportion of its people monks.
Lbnssn, ho reports, has no more than
10,000 inhabitants, and two-thirds of
these are women. M. Tsybikoff made
a great number of observations on the
climate of Tibet, and lias brought away,,
several Tibetan books on philosophy,!
medicine, astronomy and history, be-
sides collect ions of prayers and incan-
tations written by renowned bunas.
The latter departments are much more
in the way til Tibetans that philosophy
and science. - London Telegraph*
Aeronauts Are Saved.
An exciting balloon voyage has been
made by the 4’onite de la Yaulx. the
Comte d'Oultrement. Mr. Butler and
(\ S. Bolls. The party ascended in tbe
morning from the Aero Club's park in
the balloon with which the Comte do
la Yaulx made bis record journey to
Prussia in three hours. »
There were bright sunshine and great
heat above the clouds, but thick fog at
the descent. The aeronauts were un-
able to see the ground and were driven
along with catastrophe threatening
them every moment. Eventually they
collided with trees la a wood near
Meulan and no one was hurt. Indian,
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Legislation aimed nt the trailing
stamp is being considered in Me.v
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