Chandler Daily Publicist. (Chandler, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 3, No. 264, Ed. 1 Friday, February 3, 1905 Page: 4 of 4

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NAMES OF TENNESSEE TOWNS.
FROM THE
be
Light Brigni
It might rot
While the army
the fifes “
It might be
Humbler Heroes
so difficult to load the
cheered behind you, and
nv cheered behind you,
s and bugles pl«y**d;
rather easy, with the
“hr'*\{,ne \7lZ “"bullet. and the
of blood and tears.
.. Mi-rubwoman, witn
•rge
taste
But to be a scrubwoman
ItabU-a. ™ vour back
(1 forever not quite
Every day. every
~ 1 t
An" “a Yuu' bft'
Of bread ;orhyournbabt... . Say!
afraid!
Jt might be very feasible to force a itreat
arddl'emi>ublle passion and to tide
gT'Ve .omewhit simple to lKnore
^TYe&T$&t broke out to
To
It
Because _ >nlh
Hut Ch^vho? alone ^and* unknown. Is true
rnswe^vrd'by'lhe crush of the mutton-
nsw<
browed
rowed
l,1,^"''?heCT«bby.bra.ned. blink-
ng ease
Which
ch he secs ,
Throned and —ed. .
You might he tin- chosen to > aptam
gultoS all alone: How long7 How
-Kdnlonf Vance Cooke. In Philadelphia
Boat.
NEWS OF THE LABOR WORLD.
Items of inters Gathered from Many
Sources.
The validity of the eight-hour ordi-
nance for public work In the c
Milwaukee will In all Pro"“ >' >
•ested in the courts, to as to twnM
a precedent for other cities, lhe A.
F. of I.. Will make the case.
It Is stated that the United Typothe-
lae Of America Is at present accumm
latlng a defense fund in order that
the eight hour day enforcement may
there has been no strike money dis-
tributed, and many of the men have
been reduced to ar’tial want.
A plan for establishing .and main-
taining a sanitarium or health farm
for members suffering from tubercu-
losis has been submitted lo a referen-
dum vote of the members of the Cigar-
makers' International union. If the
proposition carries the members will
each be assessed twenty-five cents lo
start the necessary fund, »nlcn will
realize about $11,000, and the insti-
tution will be maintained by similar
assessments, provided that not more
lhan two are levied in any one year..
The present scheme suggest, that the
health farm be established in Calo-
rado.
The plate workers who are members
of the Amalgamated Association of
lion. Steel and Tin Workers will bo
benefited by another advance. At r
conference al which the wage sea1,
was arranged for the year end! if
June 30. 1903, the base of the tinplat •
scale was reduced from $4.20 to $3.40
a box. Under the provisions of the
agreement wages advanced 2 per cent
with every ten cents a box Increase in
price. By restoring the former rate
of $3,110 n box the price will be twenty
cents above the base, and the amalga-
mated tin plate workers will be given
an advance of 4 per cent in wages.
There Ib a bright outlook for bridge
and structural iron workers during
lhe coming year, according to reports
compiled ut lhe headquarters of the
International Association of Bridge
and Structural Iron Workers. A
good idea of the amount of work on
band is afforded by the fart that all
of the American Bridge Company f
plants are now in full operation, and
will soon be turning out their full ca-
Many Appellations Taken from the
Good Book.
When It came to naming her towns
Tennessee did not forget the Good
Book. She put an Ark In Meigs coun-
ty, a Noah in Coffee, a Uensis in Cum-
berland, a St. John and a St. Luke in
Jackson, a Joshua here and a Caleb
there, here an Elijah and there a Sam
uel. Ruth and Naomi were not for
gotten, and two Ebenezers were raised
up, one in Knox and one in Hum-
phreys county.
But Tennessee did not lay too much
stress on scriptural names. On the
other hand, looking at the map one
may readily ascertain that in the nam-
ing of her towns Tennessee played no
favorites. From mythology she ob-
tained Juno, Venus, Vulcan, Bacchus,
Diana, Hercules, Neptune, Olympus
and Delphi; irom Shakespeare Romeo
and Othello; from the Greek alphabet
Alpha, Beta and Omega; from the
church Methodist, Baptist, Priest,
Pope, Friar and Tabernacle; from the
family hearth, Mamy, Bud, Aunt,
Home and Family; from the poets
Dante, Milton and Homer.—Indianap-
olis Star.
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GOT ALL HE ASKED FOR.
One Claim Adjuster Made No Trouble
About.
Some protests to the complaint de-
partments of tho big stores are not
unreasonable. An individual with a
delapldated derby hat and his cneelt
torn from eye to chin appeared before
the adjuster of a department store the
other day. 'T’ve just been run over
by one of your wagons uptown." he
plaintively remarked. “A policeman
picked me up and got the name and
address of the chap that was driving.
So I came down here tv see what
you’d do for me." Visions of a well
backed damage suit came before the
adjuster's eyes.
'What do you want us to do?" he
Order for Fried Too Much for Phila-
delphia Waiter.
A salesman in a department storo
who possesses considerable wit on
tered a restaurant in the central sec-
tion of the city the other day, and,
finding the waiter to have been a re
cent arrival from Ireland, told him he
wanted two fried eggs.
"I want one egg fried on one side
and the other egg fried on the other
side, and I want them quick," the
salesman added.
Would you kindly write that on a
piece of paper?" said the waiter.
"I haven’t got time. Be quick, 1
tell you.”
‘‘One fried egg fried on both sides
and the other fried egg fried on the
other side,” muttered the Irishman as
he wa3 leaving the table.
In a few minutes the salesman
heard much commotion in the kitchen.
There were loud words and they were
punctuated with sounds which seemed
like blows.
Presently the waiter appeared much
excited, and, rushing up to the sales-
man, exclaimed:
"Say, I had a terrible fight wld the
cook about those eggs and you’ll have
to take them scrambled."—Philadel-
phia Press.
sliafi* d!eUvw!,*n!e "from* the MT*
ilrath?"
glimmer of
Cut off fi
Shut in, shu
PEOPLE YOU CAN’T LOSE.
Cranks
Met
and Others That Are
With Everywhere.
"While I am not what you would
call a widely traveled man,” observed
the deacon, "I have noted that every
town has its liar, its sponger,
smart Alec, its blatherskite, its rich
est man, a few pretty girls, its weath
er prophet, Its neighborhood feud,
considerable number of lunatics,
woman who tattles, its justice of the
peace, its man who knows it all,
boy who carries on in church, its med-
dlesome old women, its widower who
Is too gay for his age, its preacher
In Prison.
By David Lowery.
I make my deep moan.
On the cold dank stone-
pill
Thri
low—I „
ough my prison bars
th<
Not even the stars
bright:
lay my head;
irison
ars
nes
livl
shed.
um the living 1 am.
t In with the dead.
T turn in my pain.—
t? A chain
What is it.
That ties me to
I start -----
1 follow each link
in
something cold,
at ItH clink,
With lingers that once did JoJdday8
A
'Phut honor
y’s soft hair
I owned, and g«
tinge
baby'
ic
low
And the last one
he <
old.
I follow’ the links.
sinks
One point quite clearly established
is that the saloon business has no in-
herent right to existence, when and
where the majority of the voters
their representatives in law m»ut S
bodies agree in outlawing the r
in intoxicants—Cleveland Leader.
a dead man’s rotting
Ah! gruesome to find
lit
............ my
To my own dead self I wiai;
• »ur from m
jed.
wrist;
kind.
y
lips—
kisse
hut in.
am linked to
my
iot
Lips that a pure
Shut In. close snut in.
By wal™ ^Bw,thndekath dam,., drip.
Can no power ope
A way into hope.
Stay curses that run oer my np
In foul torrents, and set me ire
From this hell’s tormenting grip.
Men!
Great God! Angels!
Who lists to me when
burning prayer?
sky,
I mutter my burning pi
In the earth or the
Afar off. or nigh.
Is there one that gives a careT
Mother, have you forgotten? V. lie
weet child with the golden han .
I forged this vile chain,
1 fashioned this pain,
snionen mis pun*,
made tills horrible bed
Whereon 1 must lie;
More nlPxt"daVrami next. till mV Mf“w
Keeled, and reason was gone,
I am chained fast to the dead.
on
: d
the sly-
head
Hear tlTb victim rave
hi:
In his hopeless grave.
horrors the heart appal.
aS“Well,” said the victim, “I don't who thlnks he ought to run thrown,
want to be unreasonable. Perhaps it
combatted. It is hoped by the em- | |iaclty_ In all some fifty odd thousand
ployers to gather together at least
$500,000.
Of 1.237 unions making returns to
the American Federation of I-abor for
November, with an aggregate mem
bershtp of 84,603, there were 3.,
without employment, m
cent
3.9 per
the
preceding month 1.006 unions, with a
membership of 106,6C7, reported 1.1
per cent out of work.
Repairs having been made in t
plate and rail mills at the South Cht-
cago plant of the Illinois steel works,
raK° 1 at work In those
fully 2,500 men are
two departments. More
than a month
About 500 of this number, howeyci,
returned not long afterward
The National Alliance of Amalga-
mated Painters. Decorators and Paper
Hangers is In favor of amalgamating
with the Brothernood of Painters. At
of the alliance in
a recent session ,
New York a committee was appointe(
to arrange a conference with he
brotherhood to settle all differences
and bring about consolidation.
An act recently passed by the House
of Representatives of Rhode Islam
prescribes a line of $350 to $500, or
imprisonment from three to six
months, or Doth, against any employer
or corporation attempting to prevent
working people from belonging to a
labor organization as a condition o
new or continued employment.
“Curse of Child Labor,” is the title
of a circular which has been ordered
printed to he distributed broadcast at
the Instigation of Senator Penrose
Pennsylvania, with a view of working
up sentiment in favor of the act pro-
posed by Philadelphia trades unions
for the purpose of shortening the
hours of women and raising the age
limit of children. The circular deals
with the inadequacy of the present
laws.
Florshetm & Co., shoe manufactur-
ers, of Chicago, have found that an
agreement with a union that does not
provide for arbitration is not to the
interest of the employer. The union
officials have been asked to terminate
the present agreement May 1. instead
of June 1. and make a new agreement
for one or two years, covering wages
and working conditions and providing
that all disputes be submitted to arbi-
tratlon.
The Chicago South Side Car Men s
union and the Chicago City Railway
company have made an agreement
covering all points at issue. It will
expire April 30, 1906. The company-
had objected to its expiration the com-
ing April, as it would he necessary to
begin making a new agreement in\-
medlately. There was no change in
the wage scale. The union has 2,000
of the 2.300 employes of the company-
on its membership roll.
At the National works of the Ameri-
can Tin Plate Company at Monessen,
Pa., the hot-mill employes were re-
cently paid a bonus of $18,000 for
faithful and continued service with
the company, it being 5 per cent of
the net earnings of the men for the
last year. The National works Is one
of the largest controlled by the com-
pany and contains twenty-four hot-
ntllls and twenty cold mills. The an-
nual output is 35,000 gross tons of
black plate for tinning.
After holding out for five months,
2.000 of the United Brotherhood of
Carpenters and Joiners of New York
seem to be on the verge of submission
to the conditions required by lhe
bosses, and the strike, or lockout, as
It is called by the men. will he form-
ally declared off. The one moving
cause for this action Is the fact that
the funds of the organization have
been exhausted. For two weeks
tons of material will soon ho ready
for erection by the American Bridge
Company.* Besides this work there
are some thirty odd independent
plants that are well supplied with con-
tracts for structural material.
A bill has been introduced in Con
gross by Representative Adams ol
Pennsylvania, by request, which is de-
signed to regulate by novel means the
employment of labor. The bill pro
vides that any person or company em-
ploying journeymen mechanics, labor
ers. clerks, or other help shall give
preference to American citizens amt
residents of the vicinity in which the
work is to be done; that no employer
shall have the right to discharge an
employe for a petty cause, anil that
any employer who refuses, without
cause, to give work to a citizen of the
vicinity in which the employer live3
shall pay damages equal to the
amount of wages which would have
been earned by the wgi kcr who was
refused employment.
Separate bills have been intiuduced
and the House of Representatives pro-
viding for the pensioning of army loco
motive engineers, firemen and telegra-
phers, as well as the widows and
minor children of the same. The bills
are to the effect that all persons em-
ployed by the quartermaster general
of the army in these several occupa-
tions, under contract or otherwise,
during the late war of the rebellion,
and who rendered actual service for
a period of six or more months, and
were honorably discharged, and who
are now or may hereafter he unab'e to
earn a living, shall upon the submis-
sion of the necessnry pn>i’ be entitled
to receive a pension of $30 per month,
and that such pension shall commence
from the date of the termination of his
class of service. The Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers is hack of the
bill to pension the engineers, and the
organizations representing the other
classes interested will probably take
up the pension question in behalf of
these men
William Abraham, one of the British
fraternal delegates to this country
front the British Trades Union con
gross, who is at present visiting cities
in Wisconsin, says that we are behind
in tills country in the matter of labor
ieglslation. Mr. Abraham has been a
member of parliament for the past
twenty years atul Is well versed
trade union matters. He says:
several ways the legislation of Great
Britain along labor lines is superior
to that of this country. For instance,
there is the law known as the work-
ingman's compensation law. This
measure practically does away with
the'tedious and" expensive suits for
damages on account of personal in-
jury. In this country the workingman
has little chance to recover, because
of the co-employe theory and the the-
ory of contributory negligence. The
British law, which has been in effect
for about six years, eliminated both
of these safeguards to the employer,
if a man is injured, unless it can he
proved that he did it deliberately, he
receives after the first fortnight, a
sum equal to half his weekly wage,
in case of death from such injury, his
family receives a sum equivalent to
his wages for three years if not in
excess uf $1,000. The result of litis
measure has been beneficial in every
way. The employer is made vastly
more careful in tho matter of his
safety appliances and the condition of
his works. It increases the efficiency
of the men, as each is anxious to se-
cure a position where he can earn
good wages, so as to have a comfort-
able amount In case of accident, ami
no man will deliberately take chances
of injury to secure only half as much
as he can make if he is well."
was partly my fault, and I guess my
face will heal up. But my hat’s spoil
ed, and it cost me $1.50 when it was
new. Seems to me you might give
me another hat.”
His claim was at once allowed in
full—New York Tribune.
its girl who goes to the postoffice
every time the mail comes in, its
legion of bright men who know how
the editor should run his paper, its
woman who thinks she could cut a
dash in society if she were only East
and its man who laughs at his own
jokes."
:>se horrors
Ye who idly think
mo
d t
On the monster Drink,
The han n
Stay.
lat
he burden must fall",
sha
anc
ihoulder your
Helped'to build his prison wall
re. for your
Excellent Disinfectant.
Bichloride of mercury, commonly
known as corrosive sublimate, oae
part to one thousand parts of water,
making what is called in bacteriologi-
cal laboratories a one-one-thousandth
solution, is germicidal, destroying not
only ail adult insects but their spores.
It will disinfect utensils and dishes
used in sick rooms, as well as bed
linen, etc.
Care must he taken not to allow- it
to run Into metal pipes, as it will des-
troy them. Neither can it be used
in tin or aluminum. It should be Wept
In an earthen jug or large stone jar,
out of reach of children, and plain
labeled with a large poison label,
can he purchased in tablet form.
Turn, with righteous rue.
The evil undo.
And tin* yet unfallen «*av«
Mayhap in his plight.
Though banished from
A&?Tnu3f hT^rtSlfVLtn.
And rise from hls J^wlsUun Guardian.
light
The Docile Ducks.
In China the duck is much esteemed
as an article of diet, and what may be
called duck farms are common od
most of t-he rivers. The birds art
taught to hunt for their own food, and
the rearing of them costs little. They
are kept in boats with a platform ot
deck extending outwards on each side
These boats are taken to the shallow-
marshy parts by the banks of the
streams, and the ducks are then driv-
en ashore to enjoy themselves in the
mud fiats. So well are the birds
trained that at a given signal they
cease eating and follow their leadet
hack into the boat, where they lie dur
ing the night. Ducks preserved by be
ing salted are a favorite food with the
well-to-do.
Took Ring and Bonus, Too.
In an uptown jewelry store one day-
last autumn a woman was accused of
filching a ring, but after a careful
search of her person by the police ma-
tron It was Impossible to find the
stolen article. The woman indignant-
ly reproached the owner of tho store
and threatened to sue him. To pre-
vent future trouble in court he paid
tier a certain amount of money.
If the jewelry man had known an
old trick he would have looked for the
ring under the edge of the counter,
where it was fastened with a piece of
chewing gum, to which the woman
had affixed it, and from which place
later in the day her accomplice got it.
—New York Press.
United States Coins.
The United States mints coined
one dollar pieces from 1849 until 1889
without skipping a year. Three-cent
silver pieces were coined every year
from 1851 to 1873 inclusive, when on
the first of April tho coinage was dis-
continued. Copper half cents were
issued by the mints from 1703 to 1797;
1800, 1802 to 1811; 1825, 1826, 1828
1829. 1831 to 1835 inclusive, 1836
proofs only-, 1840 to 1857. In this
series proofs only were Issued in 1852.
How to Escape Lightning.
Excellent authorities agree that in a
thunderstorm the middle of a room is
much the safest place in a house. A
carpeted floor or one covered by a
heavy thick rug is better to stand on
than bare wood. It is well to keep
pway from chimneys and out of cel-
lars. In the open air tall trees are
dangerous. A person sheltered under
a low tree or shrub thirty or forty feet
from a large and lofty tree is quite
safe. If lightning strikes in the im-
mediate vicinity it will hit the high
tree as a rule, with few exceptions.
Water is a very good conductor, and it
is well to avoid the hanks of streams
In a violent thunderstorm.
Golden Rule 600 Years Before Christ.
"The Saying of Lao Tzu,” the great
Chinese philosopher, who was horn
600 years before Christ and 50 before
Confucius, have just been translated
into English by Professor Lionel Giles
of the British Museum. They contain
some utterances which remarkably- an
ticipate the morality of the Sermon
on the Mount; for instance: “Re
quite injury with kindness,” and "Tc
the not good I would be good, in order
to make them good."
Tenacity That Counts.
In the last analysis, men succeed or
fail in proportion to their ability to
put things through. He who has
learned to grip a purpose and cling
to it until it is accomplished has mas-
tered one of the secrets of happy and
effective living. But to do it requires
a bulldog tenacity, like that illustrated
by Gen. Grant when he declared that
he would fight out hls campaign if it
took all summer, and by Melville Cox,
one of the first and noblest of Ameri-
can missionaries to Africa, who ex-
claimed at the climax of his career,
"I^t a hundred men fall before Africa
be given up.”
Cure for Shattered Nerves.
Adelo Grout, countess of Essex,
famed as a London beauty, but for
years a delicate woman because ol
nerves shattered by society’s do
inands, has become a vegetarian en-
thusiast. The vegetarians number
some of the first women in England,
having for their aim the cure of nerv-
ous diseases. The queen herself is
dabbling at the cure, which includes
what the devotees call vegetarian ex-
ercise as well as food.
Only Hope Is Total Abstinence.
A great change has recently taken
place in the temperance problem of
Europe, and the time is past when it
could be claimed that alcoholic drinks,
particularly beer and the light wines,
hold undisputed possession of the field.
The new movement is international,
including Latin as well as the Scandi-
navian and German countries. It is
significant that the leaders are Ger-
man scientists and physicians, profes-
sors of'physiology, pathology and nerv-
oils diseases, and medical directors of
prisons, hospitals and insane asy-
lums. Startled by the havoc alco-
hol is making’ as revealed by
their own observation and by statis-
tics, they have patiently and thor-
oughly pursued the scientific method
in investigating the causes of crime,
insanity, suicide, poverty, degradation,
ruined homes, individual and social
misery, and national danger. Incon-
trovertible facts have forced on them
the conviction that the only hope is
in total abstinence. Hence, they op-
pose the prevalent drinking customs,
regard moderate drinking as a danger
to the drinker and a temptation to oth-
ers. and are effecting a revolution in
the use of alcohol in medical prac-
tice.
These specialists and scientists dis-
pose summarily of the superficial view
of travelers who run over Europe and
see little intemperance. They testify
that drunkenness with its horrible at-
tendants is appalling in its frequency.
Short work is also made of the view
that alcohol is beneficial on account ot'
supposed nourishing properties and
that it only becomes injurious when it
intoxicates, or results in delirium tre-
mens. I)r. Max Kassowitz, Professor
in the Vienna University, has just pub-
lished an elaborate investigation of
the nutritive properties of alcohol and
comes to this conclusion; "For the
animal and human organism alcohol is
not both a food and a poison, but only
a poison, which, like all other poisons
is an excitant when taken in small
doses, while in larger ones it pro-
duces paralysis and death.”
Evil of Government Control.
The per capita consumption of sp t
its in Sweden has increased thirty per-
cent under the bolag. The per capita
consumption of beer has increased
about 250 per cent. . .
In Norway there has been a gradual
decrease in the consumption of spirits
since the samlag has been introduce .
But a study of the Norwegian o -
fieial statistics reveals the significant
fact that, in the samlag cities, there
has been an actual increase in such
consumption, while in the rural prohi-
bition districts there has been such
a heavy decrease that the statistics
for the whole kingdom show a de-
crease.
Yet, in the face of this, samlag sav*
ants solemnly tell what wonders the
system has wrought in Norway.
’ The Scandinavian system has been
accompanied by an increase of pauper-
ism, an increase of crime, and an in-
crease of drunkenness in all the cities.
These cities show from three to six
times the arrests for drunkenness as
do American cities of similar size.
Aside from the increase of crime
the increase of pauperism, the in
crease in the consumption of liquor,
these two things have been accomp-
lished by the Gothenberg system ol
selling liquor:
(1) The drinking places have been
made clean, attractive and even lux-
uriant, which, together with the fact
that they are conducted by good men
“for the good of the people,” have made
them doubly dangerous; for "how can
they do the people any good unless
they are patronized,” say the cus-
tomers.
(2) The system lias built up a "re-
spectable” oligarchy, which, together
with the substantial contributions to
the tax exchequer, stands as a perpet-
ual bar to prohibition. It constitutes
the Swedish fortress of the drink
traffic.
Temperance Notes.
(From the Ham’s Horn.)
The Wine and Spirits Gazette, in a
letter to the New Voice, commemo-
rative of the latter’s twentieth anni-
versary, says: "Unfortunately, it can-
not be denied that the sale of liquor
is prohibited by law now over a
greater portion of the area of the
United States than at any previous
time since the Maine law went into
effect on June 2, 1851.”
A writer In the Arena tells of the
saving effected by the abolishment ol
the canteen in the Leavenworth Sol
diers’ home, where in three years 1,226
old soldiers were treated and 724 sent
out to again support themselves, and
in case of nearly 200, their families
also. Estimating th"ir support at the
cost to Kansas of those in the home,
it shows that $93,633 is annually saved
to that one commonwealth in the way
described.
Our boys, as well as their fathers
and mothers, may well give serious
thought to the question asked on a
placard posted among the advertise-
ments in street cars of some of our
large cities. The placard reads as fol-
lows; "A saloon can no more he run
without using up hoys than a flouring
mill without wheat or a sawmill with-
out logs. The only question is. "Whose
boys, yours or mine? Our boys or our
neighbors'?”
For $25 the United States govern-
ment will sell a tax receipt, even in
prohibition territory, which gives the
purchaser permission of the United
States government to retail liquor—
which he does so frequently in direct
defiance of the state or county law.
It is true that the United States tax
receipt does not protect the holder
front any action which the state or
county may take; but it sanctions him
as far as the nation is concerned.
Superstition About Opals.
It may be considered improbable
that so prevalent a superstition should
be based on such slender grounds as
a fairy tale in one of Sir Walter
Scott’s novels, but such appears to be
the case, as it would be difficult to find
an actual case where the successive
wearers of an opal have been dogged
with had luck. Such stories are fre-
quent, but their origin, like that of sc
many ghost stories, is probably entire
ly mythical.
Stern Justice. One Cause of Illness.
in spite of Impaired eyesight, he was t 0f n nn the time. This ceaso-
’ “*-■ *.............. A fripnrt mBt PSB Introspection
not blind to injustice. A friend met
him walking along the street, holding
two street boys by their coat collars.
In reply to his friend's request for an
explanation, Parkman said: “I found
this boy had eaten an apple without
dividing with hls little brother. Now
I'm going to buy one for the little hoy
ind make the big one look one while
te eats It.”—St. Nicholas.
in which so many
Jt the rising generation of nervous
tolk indulge is certainly wearing them
out. When they are not worrying ns
:0 whether they sleep too much or too
little *ty are fidgeting over the
amount of food they take or the quan-
tity of exercise necessary for health,
in short, they never give themselves
a moment's peace.'
„. Ohio Liquor Laws Effective.
In the last year the population of
Ohio must have increased at least 1.5
per cent. That Is a modest estimate
of the growth of the state, in such
times and with immigration at the
flood tide. In the same twelve
months the number of saloons, in-
cluding all places paying the state tax
for selling liquor at retail, decreased
2.1 per cent. The actual reduction in
drinking places was 273.
This change is the fruit of the
Beal law and the Brannock law, both
being statutes designed to give wider
and more complete effect to local sen-
timent and purpose regarding the sale
of intoxicating liquors. The Beal
law means local prohibition possible
in municipalities. The Brannock law
provides means of banishing saloons
from residence districts in cities which
cannot be carried ftodily for prohibi-
tion.
The Supreme Court of the United
States has just ended all discussion
regarding the constitutionality of the
Beal law by affirming the decision of
the State courts that the act is valid.
The Brannock law is now on the way
to a like determination of its consti-
tutionality. and there is no reason
to apprehend any other outcome of
the test cases pending. The courts of
last resort agree, in regard to such
legislation, with the drift of the best
public sentiment and favor local self-
government in such matters as the
liquor traffic.
Two Drinks a Day.
It makes a big difference what one •
drinks. Two drinks of pure cold water
a day cost little, and they are very
refreshing to the stomach. Two drinks
of whisky a day are a common allow-
ance to thousands of drinkers, and
they cost with the needed trimmings
twenty cents a day. Nor do they sat-
isfy like pure water; the raging thirst
remains or quickly returns. A Ken-
tucky man some time ago concluded
that instead of taking whisky drinks
at the saloon he would take water
drinks from the home faucets, but that
in doing so he would hand his wife
ten cents each time. He was sur-
prised at the end of a year when his
wife handed him a bottle with $73 in
it, all in ten cent pieces. He needed
a horse in his work, and he turned his
money toward a good one. He keeps
up his good habit and finds the profits
are both large and satisfactory. The
old saloonkeeper is no longer his
friend, but he has many other friends.
i-
» i
Trade Unions and Temperance.
It surely would not be impossible
for one or more of the great trade so-
cieties to revise their terms of ad-
mission in the direction of rendering
them more favorable to abstainers
than to others; and, if this were done,
there can be no doubt that the com-
parative immunity of the abstained
class from illness and accident would
soon justify the rulers of such a so-
ciety in proceeding a step further, and
ultimately in requiring abstinence as »
condition of membership.—The Lan-
cet.

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