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TITI? MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1914.
IS TOLD If!
Statistics Furnished by Gov
i ernment Show Big Growth
in 30 Years.
ISSUE DATES FROM 1904
Most or Expense Starts Witli Bonds
Sold for $206,000 and Float
jt ing I-lability Increases From
! Year ' to Year.
WASHINGTON', April 28. (Special.)
Preliminary figures from the forth
coming' bulletin pertaining to National
and Ftate indebtedness and funds and
investments have been g:iven out by
director "W. -J. Harris, of the Bureau
of the Census, Department of Com
merce. The bulletin carries informa
tion for the State of Washington, as
"well as for the other states and the
United States. The data were com
piled under the supervision of John
lee Coulter, expert special agent in
charge of the inquiry on wealth, debt
The bulletin, which will soon be is
sued, will contain statistics lor each
state for each year from 1890 to 1913,
inclusive, as far as statistics are avail
able, and will also contain details for
the year most nearly corresponding
with 1880, thus making it possible to
show the general movement during a
period of over 30 years. The bulletin
will show the total debt of the states
as well as many details, such as the
various classes of outstanding bonds
and special debt obligations to public
trust funds. It will also show the
floating debt and its component parts.
Under "Funds and Investments" will
be shown separately all the different
furrds and in each case cash and se
curities. The population of the states
for each year under consideration will
be used, and the per capita debt, less
sinking fund assets, will be given.
Statistics Are Lacking.
An inspection of the tables for
Washington in the bulletin soon to be
issued shows that only biennial reports
were obtainable and no statistics were
available for 1880. The bonded indebt
edness was small and -disappeared alto
gether in 1904; a new issue of $206,000
was recorded in 1910 and this sum was
increased to $331,000 in 1912. No
special debt obligations to public trust
funds were reported during the first
biennial period; $665,000 was outstand
ing in 1900, this amount increasing to
$1,340,000 in 1906, and disappearing en
tirely in 1912. The floating debt
changed greatly from year to year.
though showing a general tendency to
inccrease from $273,000 in 1890 to
$1,225,000 in 1912.
In the case of funds and invest
ments no securities were recorded in
1890; $382,000 in 1892 advanced to
$9,670,000 in 1912. The cash also shows
marked increase in the amount on
hand: $36,000 in 1890 rose, to $2,446,000
in 1912; thus the total funds and in
vestments increased from $36,000 in
18U0 to $12,116,000 in 1912.
No ?lnkmg fund assets, as such, were
recorded in any year, thus leaving the
debt (less sinking fund assets) the
same as the total debt.
Although the debt of the state in
creased steadily during the 20-year pe
riod, the tremendous increase in popu
lation was sufficient to reduce the per
State Iebt Advances.
In 1890 the total debt of Washing
ton at the close of the fscal year.
September 30, was $573,000; in 1896 it
had advanced to $2,185,000, but sub
sequently fell to $1,556,000 in 1912. The
population of the state increased from
350.000 in 1890 to 1.282.000 in 1912, be
ing sufficient to offset the increased
indebtedness and bring about a reduc
tion in the per capita debt. In 1890
the per tapita debt was $1,60; in 1896
it has risen to $4.80; in 1910 it fell to
the minimum amount $0.08. but again
advanced to $1.21 in 1912.
In contrast with tire State of Wash
ington, it finds that, taking the entire
debt Oess sinking fund assets) for
the 48 states, the per capita debt, ac
cording to the latest report, is $3.52,
or $2.31 more than the per capita debt
At the present time about 1.4 per
cent of the total population of the
United States will be found in the
State of Washington, and 0.5 per cent
of the total debt, less sinking fund
assets, is attributed to that state.
seniors made this discovery when the
excitement over the Mexican situation
reached the campus in full force. The
fourth-year scholars learned that their
Alma Mater would grant them, their
bachelor's degrees in June should occa
sion arise for them to go to the front
before finishing their academic course.
The result was a sudden rise in mili
tarism. The light broke upon the seniors as
a half dozen of the class leaders were
discussing the possible eff-t of Presi
dent Wilson's message to Congress.
"It sounds queer -to me," said one of
the youths, who had learned to sympa
thize with the Mexicans after two
fnonths of study under Professor Fred-
Arink Starr "Tho ProalHent a a v-a t a
lwon - Interfere and yet he is interfer-Hng."
"Why don't you boys enlist and see
some real life?" asked a passing co-ed.
I understand you will get your de
grees in that way without working for
The information caused a race for the
recorder's' office, where it was learned
that there was a precedent to support
the statement of the co-ed. The
recorder found official documents
showing that a senior who had fought
in the Spanish war had received a di
ploma in spite of a lack of credits, and
several others whose records were not
handy were known to have fared like
wise. Officers of the university said
that the precedent undoubtedly would
LUXURIES OF LIFE
ARE ITS HIGH COST
Society Woman Thinks $4000
Not Too Much for Clothes
if One Has It.
GERMAN JEW-BAITER DIES
H. Ahlwardt Tried to Make Anti-
Semitic Lecture Tour in America
BERLIN'. April 30 (Special.) Her
mann Ahlwardt, once celebrated as i
German Jew-baiter, is dead at the age
of 67, from the effects of a street acci
dent in Lieipsic.
Ahlwardt, who once attempted to
make a barn-storming anti-Semitic lec
ture tour of the United States, died a
disappointed man, as animosity to
ward the Jews, which he devoted most
of his life to fanning: into a political
force, has become less instead of
greater since the days of his crusade.
"When Jew-baiting began to wane in
popularity, Ahlwardt turned his hate
to the Junker-Agrarians and Jesuits;
but, although he harangued the entire
country and other parts of Europe, he
never made much impression.
The anti-Semitic party as a political
organization has dwindled almost into
non-existence and utter powerlessness.
H HELD HEARS NEWS
"AH, EZ ZAT SO," IS COMMB5T ON
FUNCTIONS ARE EXPENSIVE
$70 PAID 0N $20 LOAN
Kansas City Porter Sues Agent for
$23,200 for Extortion.
KANSAS CITY, Mo April 29.
Charging he had. already paid $70 on a
$20 loan made in 1907. James Sanders
brought suit for $25,200 damages
against P. J. Hughes, loan agent. San
ders is a porter for the Union Pacific
In order to harass and extort money
from him, a claim of f25.75 was made
aainst him by Ovlde Vlen in Council
Bluffs, la., Sanders asserts. Sanders
declares Vien is a "straw man" for H.
J. Hughes and that the claim was fic
titious. Sanders' petition states the suit Is
one of the means that loan sharks use
to harass their victims. They are filed
at a distance and an unlawful advan
tage is taken. Through the suit. San
ders' wages were garnlsheed. Sanders
has a large family.
STUDENTS WANT TO JOIN
Chicago Boys See Chance to Escape
Classes by Earing Bullets,
"Business, Business, Is All He Knew,'9
Says Beauty, When Told that "Billie"
Burke Is Her Successor.
NEW YORK, April 27. It was in"her
room in the Belvedere Hotel as her
maid was putting the last finishing
touches to her toilet that Anna Held
was told that Florens Ziegfeld, Jr., her
former husband, had. married. Miss Bil
Did she faint? Bid. she clasp her
hands over her heart and sigh so that
the leaves of all the open books in
the room and. the curtains at the
windows went rustling and flutter
ing? . Did she strike a tragic pose
No: she did none of these things.
She let her long eyelids, with their
longer lashes, droop low over her
brown eyes and she withdrew those
eyes into her head in true Anna Held
way. She advanced one foot slightly
and, with one hand on one hip and
her neck arched as only Anna Held
can arch Anna Held's neck, she said:
"Ah! Is that so? Well, you know
that Is a matter of perfect indifference
to me. I had. my chance to have Mr.
Ziegfeld for a husband and I had. him
She shrugged her shoulders and
made a mouth.
Miss Held is -playing at the Mary
land this week under the management
of Mr. Ziegfeld. Did she find any
thing unusual about that?
"Not at all," said she, with that
long lingering over each word, whicn
has been characteristic of her acting.
"Mr. Ziegfeld is a very, very good
manager. But as a husband" she
shrugged her shoulders and withdrew
her eyes into the back of her head
again. "Oh," said she. making a face,
"he can think of nothing but business,
business, business! All the time he
thinks of business.
"When I leave the theater and go
home, it is the theater, he talks of
always the theater. He worries al
ways about this and about that.
Ugh!" She shivered. "One wants a
husband, who can talk something be
sides busines to his wife.
"You see, I married' Mr. Ziegfeld
when 1 was very young, and. for 15
years he kept me in captivity." She j
extended her hands and laughed. "I
knew nobody else, but since I have
been around I have seen so many men
whom I like better. We little French
women are not accustomed to talking
business, .business, business."
"What you say doesn't promise a
very happy time for Miss Billie Burke,"
was " remarked.
There was no venom in the little
"Oh," she exclaimed, "now that
does not follow. He has been around
a great deal since. He may have
learned better." 1
Then she added:
"I don't know Miss Burke, but I
understand that she is a very nice lit
Miss Held was dressed in a tightly
fitting tier skirt of black silk, with a
white figure on it. Her waist was cut
low in the neck. She now began to
snap one pearl necklace after another
about her neck and, as she played
with a pendant which hung at the
end of the longest of these, she said: '
"I do not think I shall ever marry
again, but if I do the man must be a
very big man, rich, with something to
do, bigger intellectually than I am.
To be happy a woman must look up
to her husband, don't you think?"
A man needn't be very tall to make
Anna Held "look up to him" in the
literal sense of the word.
Athough the complexion of the
famous stage beauty is not as fresh
as it once was and a few lines show in
her face, she is still a remarkably
good-looking woman. There's some
thing in her manner even more at
tractive than her looks. How did she
preserve her beauty? she was asked.
"I treat myself as if I were a plant,"
she said. "I never worry, never! If
women made up their mind that life
was too short for worry, they'd all
stay young longer. And. I'm careful
about eating or drinking. If I eat too
much one day, I eat less the next."
Billie Burke herself announced her
marriage to Ziegfeld in New York.
l ne ceremony was performed In Ho-
boken and Ziegfeld went with his
bride to her home at Hastings-on-the-Hudson.
I am very happy," said Mrs. Flor-
ens Ziegfeld, Jr., formerly Miss Billie
Burke. She was spending the first day
of her honeymoon at her home, Bnrke
leigh Crest, at Hastings-on-the-Hud-
'I hadn't intended to marrv twv
legreid or anyone else, so I told no
no to tne newspapers. But cirenm
stances induce a girl to change her
v e will spend our time here and
at my husband's apartments at the
Ansonla until my season closes and
ne produces his Follies of 1914,
After that we will go to Europe."
A. J. DREXEL, JR., FINED $5
Operating Car Without Driver's 14
cense Is Xe-ark Charge.
NEWARK. N. J.. April 2S. Anthnnv
J. Drexel, Jr., was fined $5 by Judge
rwouey in me first criminal Court re
centiy lor operating an automobile
here without having a driver's license
At the time of the arrest, on Satur
aay last, tne young son-in-law of
ueorge ijouid was on his way to Lake
wooo. and was accompanied by his
wne, nis orotner-in-law, George Gould.
Jr., and another man whose name was
Mrs. Laflln Says Amount Spent Must
Be Determined by Size of Purse
Rather Than by One's Taste -or
NEW YORK. April 28. A girl of 18.
Miss Kate Schermerhorn. applied for an
increase in her allowance from 110,000
to 115,000 a year. A society woman.
Mrs. John P. Laflin, whom her friends
call the most charming widow in New
York, has leased a $50,000 suite, con
taining 37 rooms, for the occupancy of
herself and her debutante daughter. A
man said he would be glad to get a job
at anything for 850 a month.
It is not for the world to decide
whether or not 815,000 a year is enough
or too much for a gently bred bride
elect to live on.
Or whether It is extravagant for two
to maintain a household of luxury such
as was unknown to monarchs of long
Or whether there is some good
reason why the Jobless man cannot get
work to support his family. The world
wags as it wags, and, after all, so long
as' the wealthy spend their gold in
oodles, chunks and gobs, the poor man
has a better chance to earn some of It.
Standards of Youth High.
Mrs. Laflin seemed best able to com
ment on the situation, so she was asked
if she thought rather wild spending
was the tendency of the age.
"I can answer yes to that," she said.
"The cost of social life is enormous.
Much of this expenditure, however, is
perfectly legitimate and necessary.
"'In the case of Miss Schermerhorn,
I do not wish to say a word of criti
cism. Wa have to decide our manner of
living tor ourselves. But I do think
young people nowadays have set up
standards that would horrify their
"In what I might call non-society
circles, a man. wife and several chil
dren could live well on 110,000 a year.
But if an establishment must be main
tained, with servants, one or more
motor cars, suitable wardrobe and lib
eral entertainments, 8 10,000 or- $15,000
a year would go nowhere.
4000 Cost of Clothes.
"One cannot hire an automobile for
less than $250 or $300 a month, and
one cannot move in social circles with
out the conveniences usual to persons
in those circles.
."A girl's wardrobe, without extrava
gance, can consume $3000 or $4000,
while much must be added for wed
ding presents, theater and opera tickets,
flowers, souvenirs and incidentals that
have to be paid for during the year.
"It Is not the necessary things of life
mac trouDie us. It is the luxuries im
posed on us by custom. Our course we
do not have to follow custom. The
error is in following it when you can
not afford to do so."
One understands here, bv lnf.r.ni.
that there Is no good reason why those
so inclined should not spend their
wealth in social luxuries when they can
Women More Efficient.
Mrs. Laflin certainlv sets an Mumni.
of application, industry and helpful
ness. She attends to every detail of her
bookkeeping and disbursements. A
considerable portion of her Inrnm. in
based on her personal study of finance
and investment. She uDenrtn.i Vicr-
household and invents her entertain
ments. . She devotes much time to work
among the unemployed, the sick and
vv nen asked the inevitable auarHaii
about suffrage, she denied th lm.
peaenment that she believed in the bal-
iol ior women. ne declares she is a
ieminist, not a suffragist
j. am tor women every time. I love
women; I believe in women; I employ
women whenever I possibly can. There
is scarcely any line of work in which
both sexes are employed that women
are not more efficient than men.
Only Women Employed.
x nave a woman cook, n woman v.i.-
ler, women cleaners, houseworkers and
secretary. would have a woman
cnauneur n i oia not dislike to exDose
a woman to the rain, the cold and the
solitary waiting. ,
I hope to give employment to five
or six servants In my new home the
nome mat is causing so much excite
ment, laugnea airs. Lafiin. in
aouinern Alabama voice.
vvnen we tear out partitions t -.
will not be more than 25 or 27 rnnm.
They will be large and comfortable and
adapted for entertaining. Most apart-
ucuia tLin cut up into foolish cubbyholes.
T do not like to be called extrava.
gant, she added. "No rule for living
can be made to cover all allien w
must settle those questions personally
.i-vuiuuiB lu our own consciences,
this Spring, according to Eugene
Smith, secretary of the Merchants'
From Missouri. Kansas and Oklahoma
come reports that the Winter wheat has
Wintered well, and that soil conditions
are favorable for the planting and
quick, germination of corn and other
'There were no bad freezes last Win
ter." Smith said. "When a Winter rain
is followed by a hard freeze, the wheat
is hurt Last Winter the freezes fol
lowed snows, which kept the embryo
wheat stalks tucked warmly in their
"It is very rarely that the crop and
soil conditions are as promising in the
second half of April as this year.
Throughout the Southwest, in fact, all
aver the country. Winter wheat prom
ises well. The outlook is that Missouri
will harvest between 40,000,000 and
With a heavy crop of wheat and
corn, many St. Louisans, otherwise idle,
will be kept busy between the Fourth
of July and Christmas. The commis
sion men, the elevator companies and
the railroads need extra help to move
The commission men make a small
profit on the stream of wheat -as it
passes them. The elevator owners
profit by the use of their tall granaries.
The St. Louis banks lend money on the
grain stored in the elevators and col
lect interest. And the St. Louis whole
sale and retail houses are patronized
by the planters who reap the real har
vest when they sell the wheat and
corn they have nursed along.
CHILD GLEANS PRECINCT
LILLY COHEN, OF NEW YORK, AGE
11, IS TERROR. OP UBITIDY.
CHICAGO, April 28. War with Mex
ico might have its compensations for
the overworked college student.
A group of University' of Chicago
A nolsless bowlinr allv Ik a -KVni
novUy. one having been invented in Paris
iub n geea mtroaucea Into the Cau
DOG r IS DYING OF GRIEF
Jack, Valued at $2000, Refuses to
Eat When Old Comrade Deserts.
ni-EiW YORK. April 28 Tank .
$2000 sheep dog given to Central Park
by the late J. P. Morgan, is dying of
griet Because ne has lost "his old mas
ter. Shepherd James Conway.
Conway retired March 1, after hav
ing been in the park service for RS
years. Jack had been his comrade for
14 years. The dog mourned for dava
and since he found that his master was
not coming oacK ne has refused to eat.
TANGO LURES OLD COUPLE
Man, 75, Wife, 73, Dance at Golden
NEW YORK, April 28. Simon Stein.
er and .his wife. Katherine, danced the
tango at their golden wedding recent
ly. Simon is 75 years old and his wife
is ,3. They live at 455 East 140th st,
ine Bronx. They were married in
tsonemia 50 years ago and have been in
tnis country 3d years.
-niiaren, grandchildren and guests
to tne numner ot 300 attended the an
niversary, which was celebrated In
canton iiaii, at 108 West 127rh st.
WHEAT YIELD GIGANTIC
Southern Crop Prospects Best
Many Year's, Say Merchants.
ST. LOUIS, April 28. Oldest inhab
itants must cudgel their brains to re
call crop prospects as bright as exist
By Accident Backing of Captain Swee
ney is rmcmed In Flsrht Against
NEW YORK, April 28. Up in the
Fifteenth Precinct they don't say.
"Tell it to Sweeney!" because they
know that Lilly Cohen, 11 years old.
of 28 Avenue A, will do it, anyway, if
they don't clean bouse. Sweeney is
captain of the Fifth-street police sta
tion, and Lilly is the Idol ot the Fif
'About three weeks ago Captain
Sweeney was walking toward, the sta
tion, when a little girl came along
from public school 25, which is right
across the street from the station. She
was fleeing from ribald remarks that
ounded a lot like "Mind your busi
ness!" and were punctuated with fre
quent references to the kind of family
Lilly belonged to and her own meddle
The captain inquired what it was all
about, and the little girl told him that
she had been objecting to the defacing
of the walls of the school with chalk.
At home I m accustomed to having
things clean and nice," she added, "and
i think little folks ought to be brought
up to be neat and clean, and not dirty
euouc property. 1 told the other schol
ars so and they laughed at me and only
made more marks on the school. Then,
wnen I told them they ought to be
ashamed to deface school buildings they
torn me to mlna my own business, and
some of the toughest ones swore at me
and called me horrid names."
Excuse me a minute, miss." said the
captain, as he gallantly raised his hat.
He crossed the street, said a few things
that caused the youngsters there to
disperse without answering back, and
returnea to tne astonished Lilly. "I'm
Captain Sweeney and my office is right
here at the sign of the two cran
'Oh, you're a policeman!"
"Yes, and I'm in hearty svmnathv
with the ideas you urge. I'll baric vn.
to the limit in this precinct."
So that Is why Lilly Cohen Is the
terror of the untidy of the Fifteenth.
wnen tne janitors see her coming thev
put out the brand-new garbage and
ash cans, which she made them pur
chase, and the children cnnotni ih.i.
chalk. As soon as she gets th vtf.
teentb all clean she is going to hmnr-h
out into other sections of the city.
TRANSFER DENIAL COSTLY
St. IxnJs Passenger Awarded $2050
Against Streetcar Company.
ST. LOUIS. Mo. Aoril 29 Rn..
United Railways Company conductor
refused to give Michael T. Cnrran iisa
Juniata street, the kind of transfer he
wanted a Jury in Circuit Judge Grimm's
court returned a verdict for $2050 in
favor of Curran. The $50 was actual
damages sustained by Curran in being
put off the car and the remainder was
ior punitive damages.
-urran, traffic manager for the TMn-
gen Stove Company, boarded a Fourth
street car at Eleventh and Chouteau
avenue last December 17. He asked
for a transfer west on the Tower r.m
line. The Tower Grove line, both east
and westbound. Intersects the Fourth-
street tracKs at the place where Cur
ran boarded the. car. They again In
tersect at Grand avenue and Arsenal
The conductor declined to lun. th.
transfer and ejected Curran from the
car. The conductor, according to Cur
ran. stated he was acting under orders.
Curran testified he frequently had ob
tained such a transfer as he asked for.
riis oDject tor wishing to transfer to
the Tower Grove at Grand avenue and
Arsenal street Instead of Eleventh and
Chouteau avenue. Curran said, was that
the Tower Grove was so crowded dur
ing the rush hours that he could seldom
get apoara a car at Eleventh and
Double Trading Stamps Today
Bring the Coupon. Many Good "Buys"
Besides All Uver the Store
Bring this coupon
and Ret 20 extra S.
At H. T r a d 1 n K
Stamps with your
first cash purchase)
of one dollar or
more and double
stamba on balance
of purchase on our first three
floor?. Good only on Satur.
dy. May .
DRUGS AND PATENTS
10o Eose Water 6
10c Moth Balls 5
10c Bird Seed 7
15c Washing Am
15c Lime Water O
10c Chl'ide Lime 8t
25c Sal Hepatiea
50c Bromo Seltzer
$1.00 Paine 's Celery
Compound . -71
$1 Plant Juice 79
$1 Swamp R't 71
$1.50 Oriental Cream 98
$1.00 Lily of the Valley 69
50c Pebeco 28
50c Hind's Honey Almond Cream.... 33
10c Olive Castile Soap 5; 6 for 25
25c Pears' Glycerine .' 15
$1.00 Contii Castile 65
Are l :
"AXSCO" Films are perfect, and if you
let us do your developing and printing
we'll guarantee satisfaction.
NEW Burroughs - Wellcome Exposure
Record for 1914, postpaid 50i
SPRAYERS 35S 50S 90
WHALE OIL SOAP 15
APHICIDE, pint 25; quart 50
Rjrular $S.50 genuine Cowhide Traveling
Bags, 16, 17 and 18 inches long, extra largo
cut, leather lined, reinforced corners, three
piece sido stitched while thev last, $6.47
THERMOS BOTTLES AND LUNCH
SETS, SS.OO to 3.50
We are closing out a very attractive line of
hand-colored Photogravures, each handsome
ly framed, vals. to $3.50, at,special price SI
Shown in our West Park windows.
Bring U Your Prescriptions
Six registered pharmacists give to this
important branch of our business their
whole time and close attention. A motor
cycle will call for and deliver purchases.
We place on sale a line of
' 2 or 3-quart
Your choice at 62
Values rangR from $1.50 :
Clarke Sc Co.
Alder Street at West Park
JURY SEES MOVIE SHOW
AMISEMKNT GIVEN HEX BEF-OfUS
LOCKED XV FOR NIGHT.
Jurors, Under Guard, Korjtrt About
Road Graft Cue Being; Tried and See
Hone Tblevea and Indlaaa Shot.
RIVERHEA-D. L. I.. April 28. (Spe
cial.) Mercy of the unstrained variety
dropped like the gentle rain, more gen
tly in f act. from the lips of Justice Isaac
Kapper the other night. Instead of
having the Jurymen now sitting in the
road graft cases sent to a hotel and
locked up for the night ho permitted
them to go to the movies and enjoy
themselves for the first time since wit
nesses began to testify about specifi
cations, sand, gravel, cobblestones, top
dressing and all the other things that
make country roads uninteresting.
The Jurymen, under guard of four
Deputy Sheriffs, had been locked up
for two nights. Every one f them is
a movie fan. and this being the night
when Rlverhead gets its films they
must go to the show. Therefore the
last witness for the prosecution having
been heard and court adjourned they
united In a request to be taken to the
'I'm afraid, gentlemen." said Justice
Kapper, "you'll need a boat to get very
far." but he granted the request. The
Jurors attended under guard, rain or no
rain .and stayed until all the horse
thieves were hanged, the Indians shot
and the white-haired boy f the plains
was restored to the arms of the school
teacher with whom he was In love.
EDISON, IDLE, GETS FAT
"Vacation Is Izjr Thing, Keeping a
FeHow Down," He Says.
WEST ORANGE, N. J., April 28.
Thomas A. Edison. Mrs. Edison, Miss
Madeline Edison and Theodore and
Charles Edison have returned to their
home in Llewellyn Park, after six
weeks at the Inventor's Winter home
In Fort Meyer. Fla.
Mr. Edison, was several pounds heav
ier than when he left, and he remarked
to a friend at the Market-street sta
tion of the Pennsylvania Railroad In
'A vacation is a lazy thing, and
keeps a fellow down so much that he
has to put on weight whether he wants
to or not."
While Mr. Edison visited the Ever
glades with Henry Ford, the automo
bile manufacturer, and John Bur
roughs, the naturalist, it was difficult
to keep him from staying constantly in
xheodore Edison, 14 years old, want
ed to go deep Into the Everglades with
Mr. Burroughs, The naturalist declined
COURT ORDER IS RESENTED
Woman Beating Bugs Ordered to
"Beat It" by Judge.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. ADril 29. rSnprial
When the Spring term of Circuit
Court and Spring house-cleaning in the
courtyard or a private home clash,
should a bailiff step in Just because the
judge tells him to and stoD the hnnnn.
cleaning? tieorge Jf roc tor did Just that
in Edwardsville recently and started a
Mrs. H. D. Harless. 119 Johnson
street. Is going to find out whether she
may beat her carpets in her own yard.
Of course she stopped when the court
order came, but she says the iude-e
will have to convince her to keep her
The clash came when court was con'
vened In a room provided bv the rrom
mercial Club in the residence district.
xne oinciai courtroom is out of re
In the opening case an attorney start
ed an eloquent appeal for his client.
Just outside the window there was a
noise as of a giant base drum. The
Judge could not hear and the Jury could
not hear the lawyer. A glance from
ne winuow snowea Airs. Harless at
Court took a recess while the bailiff
iota Mrs. .rlaness to "beat if instead
or Dealing tne carpet.
I run i Fatal to Man, 100.
MELBOURNE, April 29. (Special.)
Lieorge sara, who attained hi lonth
year on November SO last, died at Wil
dunga. South Australia, recently. He
was In good health and was having his
breakfast, when he choked in eating a
pxuui luu paraiyeia ensuea.
ecm. rouiiTii vii,n sts.
PAeiFie AATtSHAIk I
HOAVti v 6201
Veal and Lamb
Both of Superior Quality, on Sale
At Specially Reduced Prices
Legs of Lamb, lb . . 18
Racks of Lamb, lb. 18
Loins of Lamb, lb. . 18
Shldrs. Lamb, lb.l2i,
Breast of Lamb, lb . . 8
Legs of Veal, lb.... 20
Racks of Veal, lb. .18t
Loins of Veal, lb. ..20
Shldrs. of Veal, lb..l5
Breast of Veal, lb.. 15
Special Prices Are for This Day Only.
Cash or Credit Accounts.
Buy at Portland's Greatest Depot for the Sale of
to accede, and the boy was preparing
to go alone, when his father rounded
him up and sent him baclt to Fort
WIDOWER DONS 1854 TILE
Promise Made on Wedding Day to
Keep Anniversary Is Fulfilled.
JAMESBURG, N. J.. April 28 Ful
filling a promise made to his wife at
the time of their marriage 59 years
ago, Matthew Eler, who has been a wid
ower for 16 years, recently wore a silk
hat which he bought in 1854, before
he was married. He said he promised
his wife to wear the tilt on every an
niversary of the wedding.
Eler bought tire- siHc hat in" New
Brunswick from John S. Stewart, who
died two months ago at the age of 84.
It is in splendid condition, and has
been worn only one day a year since
the wedding day.
Eler is one of the oldest men draw
ing a pension from the Pennsylvania
Railroad. He is in his SOth year, and
as spry as many a man 20 years young
er. For many years he was employed
at the upper station here as baggage
master, and for more than 40 years
he lived with his family In the sta
tion. He lives with a daughter, Mrs.
Tripoli now has a population of 57.000.
Government of British Columbia
There will be offered at public auction in the cities of Vancouver, Victoria
and Prince George, British Columbia, the government holdings in the town
sites of Prince George, Port George and South Port George, comprising in
all 2350 lots. Dates of sale:
MAY 19, 20, 21, VANCOUVER
MAY 26 AND 27, VICTORIA
JUNE 9, 10, 11, PRINCE GEORGE
For- full particulars, descriptive literature and maps, apply to
Selling Agents for Government of British Columbia
HEAD OFPICE: 803-4-5 BIRKS BUILDING VANCOUVER, B. C.