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THE MOKNTN'G OKEGONIAN, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1904.
TO RAISE HIS PAY
Believe City- Engineer Should
Have More Money.
CHARTER MAY BE AMENDED
Board to-Consider Movement at Meet
ing Next Thursday Evening, Many
Members Believing Higher
Salary Is Desirable.
SALARIES OF CITY ENGINEERS
IN OTHER, CITIES.
Houston, Tex. .-..J 3000
Salt Lake -2400
Omaha - 2309
St. Paul 5000
When the charter board meets next
Thursday night an amendment to the in
strument may be offered to raise the sal
ary of the next City Engineer above $2400.
Advocates of the amendment insist that
an Engineer competent to do the large
amount of -work attached to the office of
City Engineer and to carry the heavy re
sponsibilities of the position cannot be
secured for the compensation allowed by
the charter; at least, that the service of a
competent and responsible City Engineer
Is worth more than 52400 a year.
The subject was first broached last
Thursday night by J. N. Teal, who said
that the salary paid at Portland is lower
than the average of other cities. He point
ed out that the cost of improvements car
ried on through the City Engineer's De
partment this year will amount to $1,700,
000 and that this sum is out of proportion
with the $2405 salary of the man who 13
responsible for the work.
Jj'our amendments are to come up at
tlie next meeting, the most important of
them being to exclude laborers, carpen
ters and street-cleaners from civil serv
ice. This amendment will encounter vig
orous opposition, but if rejected by the
charter Cramers, is likely to be taken be
fore the legislative delegation anyhow. The
recommendations of the board have no
blading- effect since the board has finished
the work for which it was appointed.
Other amendments will be to require
the City Auditor to send property-owners
postal-card notices of the Council's reso
lution to improve streets; to require de-
posits of city funds to be secured by
municipal or school bonds or other stand
ard securities Instead of by security com
panies, and to improve simultaneously sev
eral streets within a given district by one
Poor amendments have already been
adopted for recommendation to the Legis
lators, as follows: One to permit the
City Council to grant franchises for short
extensions to street railways and for con
nectlng tracks without holding such con
cessions down to the rigid franchise pro
visions of the charter; two to lessen the
cost of advertising special assessments
for streets and sewers, and one to faclll
tate clerical work In the City Auditor's
office after the Council has declared an
assessment for a street or sewer.
A. X. Mills, chairman of the board, ex
pects to end the tinkering at the next
meeting, and such seems the desire of
those who have thus far proposed amend'
ments. A committee will probably be ap
pointed to wait on the Legislators and
present the recommendations of the char
ter framers. After that the Interesting
question will be whether the Legislators
will approve the amendments and whether
they will accept amendments from other
sources than the charter board.
JAP LOSES A CUSTOMER.
Gave a Patron His Views on Things
Pertaining to Immigration.
"I wish all foreigners were in h 1, es
pecially Japs," growled a red-nosed man
In a First-street restaurant, last night.
Among those who heard the remark was
the- Jap proprietor, and he came up to
the critic, smiled, and said, very polite
ly: "From your accent I think you are
yourself a foreigner, from Ireland prob
ably. I seo that there is an agitation go
ing on, to exclude Japanese from landing
In America, but If you exclude Japanese,
why not exclude English, Scotch, or Ger
mans? Suppose a law were passed for
bidding us entrance into this country.
-would tho people of Japan not be Justi
fied in refusing to receive any Americans
into Japan, or any American goods? Wo
are very good customers to America, and
you people would, in that case, lose many
millions of dollars. The Japanese gov
ernment took time by the forelock, how-
over, and years ago decreed that only
a small percentage of Japanese would
bo permitted to cross to this country.
So that no horde of Japanese can possi
bly come here, to the injury of Amerlcan
labor. Wo Japanese are not so very ter
rible as people after all. Look at the
time we are taking- to capture Port Ar
thur." But the red-nosed man paid U
cents for his coffee and apple pie and
fied. "Too bad," said the Japanese,
speeaking In his fluent English, "I have
lost a customer who came here to eat
MARTIN "WILL TELL STORY.
Man Whose Throat Was Cut Admits
He Was Not Held Up.
H. R. Martin, who staggered into the
police station on Saturday night with
his throat cut and told the police a weird
tale to the effect that ho had been as
saulted by a hold-up man. yesterday
confessed to Detective Kerrigan that the
story was a fabrication, and stated that
he would tell the true story today. The
police are of the opinion that Martin Is
delaying his story in order to enable a
confederate in some crime to make his
escape. The man stoutly refused yes
terday to say more than the fact that he
had told a He the night before.
Officers are to search the vicinity
where Martin was picked up. in the hope
of finding something that may be used
as evidence. The police are of the opin
ion that Martin was wounded during the
attempted commission of a crime and
would have escaped had ho not been
found by Officer Bullus.
Tennessee's Old Sectional Divisions.
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
"Speaking of curious divisions of states.
I think probably Tennessee enjoys a more
unique distinction because of a peculiar
and mythical division than almost any
othere state in the union," said a man
from the long and narrow state, "and the
fact has been the subject of much com
ment in the state. The fact is the pe
culiar division of the state has figured in
more than one political contest, and Is
even yet an Issue in the politics of the
state. The curious part about the matter
is that the .division of the state Into three
parts. East, Middle and West Tennessee,
is recogiuzed in the law or the state, ana
the division has been recognised in the
law since Tennessee became a state. For
Instance, if the Legislature of the state
passes an act providing for a state board
of some sort, to consist of three members,
the act will provide that one member shall
be selected from each of the grand envi
sions' of the state. In the last fight for a
constitutional convention in Tennessee,
made in 1S36 or 3897, one of the strong ar
guments used was that favoring the wip
ing out of the mythical lines which divide
the state Into three 'grand divisions.- This
division of the state, when you come to
think of it, is in a measure necessary, be
cause of the natural differences between
the three sections of Tennessee. Really
Tennessee ought to be cut up into three
states. "West Tennessee is entirely differ
ent from East and Middle Tennessee.
Each section baa certain marks, certain
peculiarities that are totally different
from the others. Somehow the people are
different, have different notions politically
and otherwise, and as a result oi tnese
differences fierce political wars are com
mon between the sections.
BROKE HEWS GENTLY.
Smith Used Up Badly, but Mrs. Smith
New "York Press.
'What do you want, little boy?"
"Is this where Mr. Smith lives,
"The Mr. Smith that runs the bank?"
"He is an officer in a bank."
"The Mr. Smith that went on a trol
ley-car this morningr'
T presume he went on a trolley-car.
"Is he the Mr. Smith that was in that
T haven't beard of his being- In any
"Didn't hear that he'd sprained his
ankle Jumpln out of the car when the
train ran Into it?"
"No. Little boy. you frighten me.
What has "
"Didn't hear how he run into a drug
store fur a piece of courtplaster to
stick on a little cut he'd got over one
"Not at all. For mercy s sane
"He Isn't in. Is he, ma'am?"
"Name's Henry E. Smith, Isn't it?"
"Yes. that's his name."
"Then he's the same man. He won't
be here for an hour or two, I guess,
'cause he's stoppln to have one ofhls
teeth tightened that got knocked a
little bit loose when he was Jumpln out
of danger, y' know."
"Little boy. tell me the whole story.
I think I can bear it now.
"Well, ma'am, he's in the hosplttle
with four ribs broken, an one leg's In a
sling, an his nose Is knocked kind of
sideways, but hes gittln' along all
right, an he'll be out again in about
a month, an here's a letter rm the aoc
tor tellin y all about It, ma'am.
Our Great Language.
A little girl was looking at a picture of
number of ships when she exclaimed
"See what a flock of ships!" We correct
ed htfr by saying that a flock of ships was
called a fleet, and a fleet of sheep is called
And here we may add, for the benefit of
the foreigner who Is mastering the intri
cacies of our language, that a flock of
wolves is called a pack, and a pack or
thieves Is called a gang, and a gang of
angels is called a host, and a host of por
poises is called a shoal, and a shoal of
buffaloes is called a troop, and a troop of
partridges is called a covey, and a covey
of beauties is called a galaxy, and a gal
axy of ruffians is called a horde, and i
hordo of rubbish Is called a heap, and a
heap of oxen is called a drove, and a drove
of blackguards is called a congregation,
and a congregation of engineers is calltfd
a corps, and a corps of robbers is called a
band, and a band of locusts Is called
swarm, and a swarm of people is called
a crowd, and a miscellaneous crowd of city
folks is called the public.
High-School Fraternities Under Fire
Chicago Yen eh era juiejpe
Silly and Frivolous and
PICT reading is afforded in a bun-
die of affidavits and letters which
have been filed In Judge Hanecy's
court as portion of the records in the
School Board case that has become
known as "the legal war for the ex
termination of the Greek-letter socie
ties from the Chicago High Schools."
Boys' become blase nnd-soclally sati
ated at 16, and girls who wear short
dresses at school become silly and friv
olous froin wearing- low-necked gowns
at dances. The schoolboy Lotharios be
come "good spenders and persistent
borrowers." The usual hour for the
High-School parties to break up Is 1:30
o'clock in tho morning. Then, if na
ture rebels and the gay carousers of
the night before are drowsy and dull in
the classroom, the teachers are met
with rebellions' organized by the fra
ternities and sororities. Such are a few
of the sensational allegations in this
packet of remarkable depositions and
In an affidavit couched in vigorous
language School Superintendent E. G.
Cooley compares the fraternity rebel
lions to "the strikes that have recently
developed in the schools," but he stops
Just short of making the formal charge
that the aforesaid disgraceful strikes
are to attributed to tho objectionable
secret societies, -which, however, he
charges directly -with inciting insub
ordination and disobedience.
"The Greek letter societies are temp
tations to extravagance dress suits
for half-grown boys, low-necked gowns
for girls and carriages for both; this is
socially very bad form," says a woman
teacher in a letter among- the files.
Her letter was written in reply to a
reauest from the attorneys for the
"The societies multiply social func
tions so that tho emphasis is laid not
upon getting an education, but upon
dances," the letter continues. "Our buds
blossom too soon in this forcing pro
cess, and health as well as learning suf
fers. The poor, the shy. the stranger.
the Jewish children, are all embittered
by the sight of Joys which are denied
In another paragraph this trenchant
letter-writer, who is Katherine Gurllng-,
a teacher in the Hyde Park iusb benool
since 1S91, asserts that the managerial
positions In the societies givo opportun
ity for the development of defaulters la
"The temptations to dishonesty am
magnified by these societies, she says
"Athletic and dramatic money has been
handled in ways, to say the least of
Another woman teacher. Miss Lucy
L. Wilson, of the West Division High
School, tells over her name how she.
with others, made a fruitless attempt
at a reform of "the late-hour system
in vogue at High-School dances mnd
other social functions. Her criticisms
of parents, as well as pupils, are scath
ing and sensational.
Parents Leniency Is Shocking.
"In regard to social affairs in gen
eral," she says, "it Is both surprising
and shocking to know the license that
parents allow their children. The fond
parents are so ambitious for social pre
ferment that some of - them seem to give
little heed- to considerations of health
and of mental and moral well-being.
The usual hour for High-School parties
to break up is about 1,:30 in the morn
inir. I understand.
"I tried once to make one of the social
SAYS MEN ARE FEW
Dr. Calhoun Explains Scarcity
of Theological Students.
NEED OF RELIGION IN HOMES
Famous Pittsburg Clergyman Delivers
Address at First Congregational
Church on "The Coming of
the Next Revival."
"When will the next revival come?
When the church comes back to prepara
tory prayer and the platform of Pente
cost. Pray for a. quickened church and
penitent world," said Rev. J. P. Cal-
houn, D. D pastor of Homewood-avonuo
Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg, Pa., In
addressing a union meeting of Christian
workers and their friends of different de
nominations yesterday afternoon at the
First Congregational Church.
The church building was well filled, and
among those ministers who took part in
the religious exercises were Rev. E. L.
House. D. D.; Rev. E. P. Hill. D. D.;
Rev. Henry Marcotte, Rev. J. W. Brough
er, D. D.; Rev. W. S. Gilbert and Rev.
in at uin JlemUcr .Become
Boys BIase at Sixteen.
meetings of our pupils a general affair
and had it understood that all were to go
home at 12 -o'clock. The members of the
committee and myself succeeded In carry
ing out our programme with considerable
effort, but I gave up the problem, as I
learned the custom of the three sides of
Chicago was against me."
Then comes this delicious bit of philos
ophy from Miss Wilson:
"I regard it as a distinct social and
moral loss for young people to be together
in a state of emotional excitement long
after fatigue has set In. Then, too, older
men aro sometimes present, who are not
so safe companions in dancing as the
With a dash of patriotism as a flavoring
for morsel of toleration she adds:
T do not like the young people to feel
that school authority shows Itself only In
repression, and wish the schools might
have a wholesome social life, but we
should be grateful to be saved from tho
rising tide of these selfish, exclusive or
ganlzatlons that smack more of the out
worn aristocratic institutions of tho old
That the fraternities have clubhouses
and other meeting places which are not
conducted with an adequate regard for
"decency" Is asserted by Arthur L. Pen
hallow, a teacher In Hyde Park high
school. In his letter Mr. Penhallow does
not mince his words.
"The fraternities have rented club
houses," he says, "near the schools, where
they gather during the afternoon and
evening, not. accoru.ng to what I have
seen, for the purposes of study. They are
apparently purely social organizations and
are not always conducted with that regard
for decency which characterizes more ma
ture societies. I have noticed boys gath
ered on the steps of fraternity houses
making audible remarks in not particu
larly good taste, to and about girl pupils
of the school and instructors who were
passing the houses. I have noticed also in
many cases that the school work and be
havior of pupils deteriorated greatly soon
after they Joined those societies. High
school work cannot be done satisfactorily
if tno pupils attention Is permitted to be
drawn away by Interests dlsconected with
"These societies, though comprising in
their members only a minority of the pu
pils, have through organization succeeded
in the past In controlling the athletic In
teres ts of the school. I think they have
not been prominent In any literary ven
tures. One society, it is true, attempted
to publish a monthly paper. This, how
ever, was not under any faculty super
vision and in consequence 'contained often
times items that should jiot have been in.
sertcd. It showed also conspicuously that
the society which published It had not
chosen Its members for their ability In
'To return to athletics. I have been in
formed that in past years of two can
didates of equal merit for a place on any
team, one a fraternity and one non-
fraternity representative, the fraternity
member would be chosen every time. This
was a well-understood fact in the school
and in consequence many boys, nonfra-
ternity, made no attempt to take part in
any of the athletic activities of the school
"Now, athletics are Justified in a high
school only when they serve to develop
the bodies and minds of certainly a ma
jority of the pupils. This they have not
succeeded in doing in Hyde Park up to
the present, largely through the control
exercised by the societies.
"What I have said in regard to the fra
ternities will apply in general to the
Summarized, the conclusions of Mr. Pen
hallow are that "the societies are subvers
ive of discipline, cause inattention to the
work of the school and attempt to create
a ruling class."
B. W. Hays. The church Quartet Im
pressively sang Shelley's anthem, "Hark,
Hark, My Soul."
Dr. Calhoun Is a rousing, emotional
speaker and Is known here as one who
has been very successful In evangelistic
and revival work In his home city. Pitts
burg. "Next March, Dr. Chapman and his
associates will start evangelistic wprk In
this city, but they won't bring their re
vival with them," he proceeded. "The
revival must be here before Dr. Chapman
arrives, in answer to the heart-broken
cry of this people. When I traveled over
this country during the last three months
and listened to the sounds of the band of
xnusic and beat of drum and read the
speeches of different parties in the heat
of a political campaign. I wondered If the
political question was the question of the
hour? Not so. There Is another question
nearer to our hearts. We want to reach
the unsaved. We want to devise means
whereby we can bring the saving Gospel
before perishing multitudes. Without it
they are lost. We are here to preach the
mission of the Son of God and to trans
act eternity business. Do not our own
churches and our own households .also
need the remedy?
"It Is difficult for a pastor to lead boys
and girls to Christ, if they never hear
the sound of worship in their own homes.
"KV. Inctnnco tblnlr of thn thntiafinin In
this beautiful city of youfs who never
P. CAT. II O UN. -
go to church. If you will not preach to
them, who will? Will Jeremiah, Spur
geon or Moody come down from the sky
and preach the word of the Lord? For
the sake of our households, churches and
a perishing world, we must have a true
revival of religion and that means .a peni
tent world and a quickened church. Our
own people, those of them who may bo
cold and proud, should fall upon their
knees. Oh. for a quickened, spiritual and
praying church. How did the first dis
ciples get their quickening? Bypraylng
for the fulfillment of the blessing of the
Holy Ghost. They did not get It at first.
but they persevered and prayed, and on
the tenth day the mighty baptism fell
upon them, they heard the sound of rush
ing wings and they began to speak with
other tongues as the spirit gave them
I believe that God approves of meth
ods sufficiently sensational to win the at
tention of the people. Look at the meth
ods employed at Pentecost. Pray and
pray. The spirit of God will not honor a
prayerless church or household. We are
face to face with a decrease of students
In the Gospel ministry, and one of the
causes is a dearth of family religion.
There should be a desire on the part of
each mother here that at least one of her
sons snouiu oe a preacher. Give us pray
ing households, and we soon shall have
young men coming out to preach the Gos
pel. Away with the old-fashioned notion
that we cannot have a revival. Have
faith and God will save the city. Believe
A service of prayer followed. Last
night Dr. Calhoun preached In Taylor-
street Methodist Episcopal Church and to
night at 6:20 o'clock he will be tendered
a banquet at the Men's Resort and Peo
ple s Institute, Fourth and Burnslde
streets. Tomorrow Dr. Calhoun will
leave for Seattle.
Rqckwood Tells of
Rev. Arden Mrv Rqckwood
Political Dishonesty. In Portland.
In the course of his sermon last night
in the Highland Congregational Church
on The Race Question," Rev. Arden
M. Rockwood, the pastor, adverted to
conditions here in Portland regarding
public Improvements. In speaking of
public corruption in officers by which
the property-owners suffer Mr. Rock-
"You can see what it has been as
you sec how in Portland. Men are try
ing to profit at public expense, buying
the officials and getting the fat con
tracts. Here are city officials conniv
ing with contractors In frauds which
cost, the city much money, and what is
worse, endangering the life and health
of many. Streets whose paving has
been condemned are taken up and re
laid a little further on, bridges con
tracted for at high prices and paid for
with little regard to equity in the as
sessments, street-car companies man
aging the streets to suit themselves,
good streets built only to be dug up
within a few months to put in sewers
and again to put in larger, and larger
water pipes and gas pipes which ought
to have been put In at the start, are
bad enough here, where our citizens
are Intelligent and interested in public
affairs. It is no credit to us that condi
tions are as .they are. Political dishon
esty is just the thing that drives men
to socialism as a remedy.
blllty of those who havey large sums of
money uuyinj up loose who nave con
troL that makes the poor man think
that there is no chance of his getting
right and justice, and this is at the bot
tom of the Socialist vote, which lias
been growing so much larger In the
last few years. We need to be con
stantly on the watch or we shall lose
some or our most vaiuea privileges.
Our hope now lies in the triumph of
fair-dealing and Integrity in political
Raid on Camp of Hobos.
ALBANY, Or., Nov. 27. (Special.) A
.hobo camp near this city was raided last
night by Sheriff White, Chief of Police
McClain and Officer Cantwell, with the re-
suit tnat xi nooos.passea me signt m ue
City JaiL. Today the hobos were ordered
to leave, the city, and all who are found
lolterlnit around after they are dismissed
fmm the 1a U will he confined on a. bread-
DISPUTE OVER LAW
Authorities Differ as to Power
of Local Option Act
GENERAL DECISIONS MADE
Some Hold That Law Repealed Spe
cial Acts Contained in Municipal
Charters, and Others Say
Acts Are Still In Force.
Has the local-option law repealed the
special acts contained in municipal char
ters, whereby towns throughput Oregon
have been licensing the sale of liquor?
Some authorities hold that the special
acts are still In force; others that they
aro repealed wherever prohibition was
carried in the election November 8. The
latter position has been taken by the Cir
cuit Court of Multnomah County in the
box-ordinance decision. The opinion was
rendered by Judge George.
The question has arisen in Chemawa
precinct, Marlon County, which "went
dry." But because a special act of the
Legislature, passed in 1901, authorizes the
salo of liquor on the State Fair grounds
in that precinct, Tilmon Ford, of Salem,
holds that the State Board of Agriculture
still has power to regulate liquor traffic
there, notwithstanding the local-optidn
law and Chemawa precinct's dry man
date thereunder. Ex-Senator Simon takes
tne opposite view, insisting that a gen
eral act like tho local-option law suspends
all special acts and "that the courts aro
practically unanimous In , so holding."
Representative A. A. Jayne. of Hood
River, who was In the city a few days
ago. Inclined to the same view of Til
mon Ford. At Salem, on November 12,
Circuit Judge Galloway. In decldjng the
case of saloonkeepers who were arrested
for selling liquor on Sunday, held that
the special act In the city cliarter allow
ing the City Council to regulate saloons
suspended the general state law which
prohibits traffic on Sunday.
The Salem charter was enacted In 1903
and the general law In 1SSI, and therefore
may be upheld for being a later enact
ment than the other. Likewise the local-
option law, having been enacted subse
quent to all city charters In thi state.
may be looked upon as having taken
precedence over them. This was the
opinion of the Multnomah court.
If the Legislature this Winter should
restore the special liquor acts that have
been suspended by the local-option law,-
they would take the precedence, and
wherever applied prohibition elections
could not be held. It is quite likely that
municipalities will ask tho Legislature
to restore to them their former power
to regulate saloons, which they have
been exercising under their charters.
Towns that can prevail on the Legisla
ture to do so will be exempt from prohi
bition elections hereafter, or until the
local-option act should be re-enacted for
the whole state.
Tho Multnomah court pointed out
clearly that special liquor acts will re
main In force until rendered Inoperative
by "dry elections. The decision on this
point ran as follows:
Existing liquor laws, either of slate or city.
yet remain In force for whatever they provide.
until come prohibitive event results In letting
them pro tanto aside. The law (local op
tion) evidently intended previously existing
laws as remaining operative except where set
aA&i by virtue of adverse prohibitive elections.
On Its face, the local-option act docs not re
peal any particular section of previously ex
isting law, and the doctrine of repeal by
Implication can only be considered as special
occasion may arise or require. It may be
safely assumed that it repeals everything that
la eo Inconsistent with It that the two cannot
stand. The law itself, however, appears to
assume a continuation from time to time of
existing laws, and even contains special refer
ences to a constitution of existing liquor laws;
both, of state and municipalities, until a hap
pening of certain contingencies which, make
the provisions of the local-option law applica
ble to such counties and precincts as may at
subsequent liquor elections vote prohibition;
and as to these counties and precincts the
prohibition law takes effect hereafter on Jan
uary 1. 1903. ,
BITTEN BY GARTER.
Fate of Singer Betrayed by Press
New York Press.
With its leading figures a prima donna, a
garter made from tho skin of a deadly
rattlesnake, and a basso profundo who
carried Indian snake root In his pocket
for use in midnight emergencies, a tale
was unfolded yesterday so thrilling In its
varied aspects that a failure to print it
would strike a blow at honest humor.
The prima donna's private promoter of
publicity was the unfolder. Shorn of
names, thus ran the veracious chronicle:
"Miss narrowly escaped death
last week from poisoning by a rattlesnake
garter which she wears; not a garter
snake, but a rattlesnake. She is now con
valescent and walking about the streets
when obliged to with the assistance of
cane. The true story of her lameness and
close connection with death has Just
"She is a native of Salt Lake City, and
last year spent her Summer vacation with
party of friends on an overland trip
by horseback from that city down through
the Rocky Mountains by trail into New
Mexico. While passing through the Mora
Valley the party met one. evening Jim
Hayes, a nephew of the famous 'Wild Bin."
Hayes was so charmed by the remarka
ble ease with which Miss handled her
horeo that he presented her with two rat
tlesnake skins as a souvenir of the meet
"On returning to this city Miss had
tho skins made into garters of the clr
cular kind. The skins were lined with
soft quilted silk, and shortened so that
the head and rattles met together In
But a fatal mistake was made in not
removing tho fangs from the head of one
snake! This snake, or rather garter. Miss
wore on her right limb last Tuesday
on her way to rehearsal. In getting off
a Broadway car she fell to the ground.
she savs because the car started too
soon. This caused a tremendous shock.
but above it all the prima donna felt a
sharp pain, like that of a. needle, enter her
body below the knee, investigation
showed a tiny drop of blood oozing from
the ipjured spot. Her experlenco In the
West revealed the truth to her Immedi
ately, and, unclasping tho offending hose
supporter, .she fould In. the head of tho
viper the fatal fangs!
"Fortunately, however, she was accom
panied by , basso profundo of the
' company, who has spent
some time in Florida and is one of the
few men the Seminole Indians have al
lowed to see their sacred com dance.
From his familiarity with these aborigines
he became acquainted with their method
of treating a snake bite, whether moccasin
or rattler. He was carrying with him a
portion of the snakefoot which those In
dians use to cure this poison as a sort of
souvenir of the many pleasant days he
had sDent In the Everglades.
"Coolly and calmly he applied this rooi
according to the method of the Indians.,
But he first followed the precaution of
making Miss remain -absolutely
quiei uy pumut, m. a- w"iso w
having her driven siowiy ana cauuoaiy
to ner nome. tnai me resun oi & i
has been beneficial and has saved mr me
1 Is demonstrated 01' me Td xmm. mm
I beautiful woman la now abte to attend r
THE PILLS THAT
Fosc ibeae years say k
"RiQygie, of ArDM&ory,
mum, "I 9M(kfed from ncu
sigi& sn my head. So m
were the pais that
Tbef began over my ftK and
shot throaeh my heed and al
most m& me W -y.
Docfcxs nnre beet temporary
iifftei bt I vk ampS com
pktoly fcyix loses of
hear sals of the company
with the assistance of a cane.
"She has informed the street railroad
company that she will bring suit for dam
ages, and the question of the amount, con
sidering the presence of the poison of tho
snake in such a peculiar way, is expected
to raise a new point in the Jurisprudence
of the New Tork code.
"The Meals for Poets."
The breakfast party became fashion
able In the early decades of the last
century, Samuel Rogers being one of
the principal hosts. Round his table
gathered all the wits and celebrities
of the day. At his house In St. James'
Place Byron and Moore first came to
gether "over a mess of potatoes and
vinegar." It was in his dining-room
that Ersklne told the story of his first
.brief and Grattan that of his last duel.
while the Iron Duke described Water
loo as the 'ibattle of giants." Rogers
asked people, it was currently reported,
by way of probation for dinner: but
his breakfast parties were more social
than his dinners which, comparatively
speaking, were affairs of necessity or
form. His Invitation notes were mod
els of penmanship and conciseness.
"Will you breakfast with me tomor
row? S. R.," with the pithy invita
tion to a celebrated wit, "Won't I?
was the congenial response. He was
fond of quoting Rousseau's profession
of un gout fin pour les dejeuners the
time of the day when we are quietest
and talk most at our ease. Grevllle in
his "Memoirs" notes one of these
breakfasts in 183L "Sydney Smith,
Luttrell, John Russell and Moore ex
cessively agreeable. I never heard
anything more entertaining than Syd
ney Smith such bursts of merriment
and so dramatic. Breakfasts are the
meals for poets. I met Wordsworth
and Southey at breakfast. Rogers' are
Tired of Being Fired.
Peter was a good workman, but he
would go on sprees. His employer was
lenient, but when Peter turned up after
having been absent for a couple of
days without leave he discharged him.
But Peter did not take his discharge
seriously and went back to work as
usual. Again he want on a spree, and
again he was discharged and taken
back. These little escapades bad been
repeated four or five times within
couple of years, when Peter walked
into the shop one morning looking
much the worse for his celebration.
"Look here," said the employer, "you
are dlscnarsea. "juook nere. saia
Peter, "I am tired of this. If I am
fired again Til quit the Job." And ha
went on about his work and has not
been "flired" since.
the old siocy, told times
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ever and over again for the
hst thirty years. But it's
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