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C. 8. JACKSON PuWshqr
published every evening (except Sunday)
at The" Journal Building. Fifth and
'T " Yamhill Sts Portland, Or.
Human needs and wants comprise an
ever-present force, .making for advance
ment. Where wants are few, civilisa
tion If low. Desire Is the mainspring
6f all action, the life-power of ever;y
organism. The struggle . for existence
ha been causpTTiy"" (he necessity for
food, clothing and shelter. The jiroblqm
of securing these, Biter many centuries
Of endeavor and progress, occupies the
greater portion of the time, thought and
Strength of the large majority of the
human race. This problem can be
solved by the tame intelligence which
baa solved other problems, and the
meant of an ample life can be secured
by all the people with the? minimum ex
penditure of life-force. harry C.
Thompson In Wllshlre's Magazine.
Influence of that discreet side of him which
tampers his undoubted valor, for the cham
pion wore heavy gloves. The Delegation got
all it asked .for until It asked for Mr,
Instead of appointing Mn Knowles, the
president investigated him. He doubtless
supposed lie had a right to do bo. It Is even
possible that he conceived he was In some
degree responsible for the men of his own
nppolntment. But in that view, he utterly
misconceived the limitations upon his own
authority. He was yet to learn that the dis
pensing of Oregon patronage belongs solely
to the Oregon Dflegatlon. It is a royul pre
rogative that had been lhfringed and the
president was bluntly reminded that it was
to be Knowles or nobody. That Is where
the Delegation made its first mistake. It
was a blov In the president's face. He re
turned a solar plexus.
The Delegation has at last found an an
tagonist thnt can stand up before It. His
tactics are new and unexpected. He Is un
sclenced and untrained, but ha Is a rusher.
Hence the catastrophe.
The Delegation has not yet finished pick
ing itself up. The old and unsolved problem
as to who struck Billy Patterson recurs to
It with painful distinctness. It is even given
to. asserting that It wasn't the president at
all who hurt It. It was one .Hitchcock.
That being Its notion. It ia anxious to ar
range a fight with Hitchcock. Hitchcock Is
the man It la after. No others need apply.
But that is only a transient emotion. It will
pass. It will be borne in upon the quad
ruple mind of the Delegation after a while
some constitutional prerogatives that ever.
Delegations-are bound to respect and that
Mr. Roosevelt never hires a substitute when
,he goes to war. '
TShERB IS a widespread but. we hope, thftt the PrwMent of the United States Is
lit nnA.A on.. Ih.t Ih. T awu anil "" wii.uic lu hidiih-1, null lie HUH
Clark Fair is rapidly degenerating
into a tall to the kite of our esteemed con
temporary, the Oregonlan. It is apparently
true that the fair boards are being colonized
by members of the Oregonlan staff, some of
Whom have reached that stage of retrogres
sion that they can no longer render quid pro
quo to ' private employers. On the fair
boards they find easy work at good pay and
are afforded brilliant opportunities to follow
the set lines of fosslllzation which have made
r&a -Oregonlan famous as an example to deter
rather than a model to follow throughout
the newspaper world.
The Journal Is inclined to hope that the
future history of the fair will be character
ised by more circumspection in this respect
and that those more particularly concerned
will rise to the fullest appreciation of the
fact that the fair Is essentially a public en
terprise maintained by public and general
contributions rather than an asylum for the
safe keeping of superannuated employes, no
matter who stands sponsor for them.
MEN DIE but Ideas live. Those whose
7 privilege It was to know Capt.
James B. Eads of St. Louts might
well have wondered with Goldsmith's gap
ing rustics that "one small head could carry
all Jia-klfew.' Small of size, boyish of build,
" feeble of frame, It was a source of amaze
; jnent to every one who met him that such
( mighty projects could be evolved from his
brain. But the monuments he left behind
him In the Eads bridge at St, Louis and the
Jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi are
superb mementoes of his genius, brought to
fruition under difficulties which would have
. appalled a less determined or less able man.
- 1 But It Is not alone what he did but what
he dreamed, of doing that is still occupying
the attention of the practical world. His
ship railway across the Isthmus of Tehaun-tepee-
In Mexico was by many regarded as
v visionary and by those who did not regard
as visionary as prohibitive because of cost
of construction, difficulties to be met and
natural obstacles to be overcome, in its
day the Idea was widely discussed. The
' conception, though so brilliant and daring,
coming from any other man would have
drawn forth simply academic Interest. Even
backed by his high attainments, his prac
tical skill and demonstrated ability, it did not
escape sharp criticism on the ground that it
V- Was" Impractical and visionary.
Capt. Eads has been dead for many years,
but the ideas which he gave to the world
even though he was unable to crystallize
them Into action have not died with him.
His ship railway across the Isthmus of
Tehauntepee lives today In the head and
. heart Of Porflrio Diaz, president of the
Mexican republic. There is reason to believe
that that great man would regard the con
struction of such an enterprise as the cul
mination of his own career and that for
years, with the means nt his command, he
has been steadily working toward it, concen
trating government subsidies and construct
ing government-owned railroads into one
comprehensive scheme leading up logically
to the ship railway as the crown and cap-
Sheaf of farsighted development.
; .Who knows but that Capt. Eads" dream
may find its realization in President Diaz,
one of the most remarkable of modern men
ind the exponent of all that is progressive
in Mexico?
He Usually Gets the Worst of It Even When
Times Are Good.
From the Independent.
The middle class is becoming a salaried
class and rapidly losing the economic and
moral -Independence of former days. But it
has not ceased to be made up of forgotten
men. Every other class in society receives
consideration of some kind deferential or
sympathetic, as the case may be. Every
other class enjoys some share of the "gen
eral prosperity" when times are good. The
salaried man Is notoriously at his worst
estate when everybody else Is making money.
If the salaried man were not unselfish he
would pray fervently for business disaster
and industrial depression, for then only has
his Income a fair measure of purchasing
The years since 1897 have been "pros
perous" beyond all precedent. The trusts,
capitalized at over $6,000,000,000. have made
untold millions. The wages of labor have
been forced up, after much hard fighting, 20
to 30 per cent. Salaries have remained prac
tically Unchanged. Meanwhile, the general
level of prices has risen 30 per cent. Bread
stuffs and farm products generally have
risen even more than this amount. Thus,
while the millionaires have doubled or quad
rupled their fortunes, and the wage earners
have obtained In advances a part of the in
crease of living, the salaried men, Including
the professional classes, are not more than
half as well oft as they were seven or eight
years ago.
What, then, Is to be the fate of the salaried
man? This Is one of the most serious ques
tions of the time. The salaried class Is evl-
aenny xo ne a large one. it is to include a
majority of those men who hitherto have
controlled American public opinion. What
is to be the effect of the Increasing -economic
disadvantage of this important part of the
community? What will happen when the
most intelligent third and by all odds the
most moral third of our population finds
that it can ho longer associate with a third
which admits none but millionaires into "so
ciety?" What will happen when the great
middle classes, facing the increasing cost of
living and the diminishing rate of Interest on
savings, nnas tnat it can no longer make a
decent provision for old age? Will It tamely
submit to social inferiority, and settle down
to make the best of a low standard of living?
His Energies Are Bent In the Interest of an
Inter-Oceanio ship Canal.
City of Mexico IJeTter in New Tork Sun.
It Is only by comparing the peaceful and
progressive Mexico of today with the turbu
lent, seml-barbiiric Mexico of a half century
ago that one obtains a fair comprehension
of those achievements of Porflrio Diss' which
mark him as one of the really great men 6f
our day. Mexico's development has not been
spectacular in Its processes. It has gone on
quietly though steadily, io quietly,, ft- fact,
that few outside of those specially interested
have given it either thoughf-or attention, al
though many have been vaguely conscious
that our southwestern Neighbor was taking
on a new and larger political and industrial
In no other department of his admlnlstra
tion of Mexican affairs has President Dtas
felt so deep fm Interest or shown a purpose
so broadly constructive In nature and char
acter as in that of railway extension. This
may almost be said to have been a hobby
with him, if such a term is properly; appli
cable to a measure of such Importance. The
most striking result of this, a result of im
measurable Importance, has been the na
tionaltzatlon of Mexico. Railway construe
tion In the United States has been carried
on largely for the purpose of opening new
areas for settlement, for the making of new
homes for millions of people, the creation of
new towns and new cities. The Immediate
object In Mexico has been the establishment
of more ready means of communication be
tween points which were already populous.
The Mexico of 60 years ago waascfcjally and
politically Incoherent. widely scattered
throughout Its area were cities of Important
size and note. Its capital was isolated in the
Interior, little more accessible than it was
when Cortez occupied Tenochtitlan, by which
name the City of Mexico was then known.
The earliest railway line to the City of Mex
ico was opened only three yestrs before Dlas
first became president. Before that time,
bridle paths and roughly constructed and
Ill-kept roads were the only means of com
munication between Mexican cities.
I A LOOK of unutterable pain swent over
'A the face of the Delegation. It had
: worn the belt so long as to
believe itself invincible. It had that
fatal confidence which Is the form of
madness Inflicted by the gods when mean to dest-oy. In the years
gone by, under other names and disguises, It
: had won triumphs. It had put Mr. Dolph out
"' of business, put Mr. Joseph Simon to sleep,
barred jMr.George McBride as a bantam
Weight, and bung Mr. IL W. Scott groggy on
' the ropes In that dazed condition that left
him ito memory of ever having entered the
ring at,, all.:
Of course In all this career, it has not al
ways bee the Delegation. But the differ
ence is one of form and not of substance.
Through all its transformations it has been
lowly but surely approaching its ultimate
' form the brilliant chrysalis, the complete
and finished Delegation. Through painful
processes of evolution Jt stood revealed at
last si the final Residuum of Power.
Mr. McKinley early recognized its auto
cratic status. Without question, he wrote,
; Stt commands with an unwavering hand. Mr.
Roosevelt followed his example, under the ,
An Englishman's View.
From "The Prosperous Yankee," by Mon
tague Ponsonby (Llmpus, Baker.)
For an American to lose his wife, means
very little indeed so far as his home life is
concerned. If he is a resident of a large
city like New Tork, he often never sees the
lady, except when she comes to him for
money. She has her own separate friends,
both masculine and feminine, whom he has
never met. She moves In a social set wholly
different from his. Usually having leisure to
cultivate society, she dwells upon a higher
social level. If she went to the horse show,
which is the vulgarest' and most fashionable
and most gaudily illmannered and blatant of
all American functions If she went to this
show with her friends, and encountered her
husband there she would cut him as dead as
she would the dustman who empties her ash-
barrel every Friday. The true American
woman glories In the fact that she has noth
Ing whatever In common with the squaw,
Her husband occupies very much the same
position as the butler. Her life is a constant
declaration that there is nothing in common
between them, that there la no relation
whatever between them, but that he Is al
lowed to live In the same house on suffer
anoe and on condition that he pays the bills.
Should he meet with financial reverses, Rnd
his wife still retain an income of her own.
he Is Immediately kicked out, Just as an in
competent servant would be kicked out, his
lncompetenc having been demonstrated by
his failure to supply the money that, under
the terms of the agreement, he undertook to
All that has now been changed, and while
Mexico's railway system . is still Inadequate
there have been developed a fair system of
communication and also a national policy.
In the development of the system, foreign
capital, lurgely American, has been an im
portant factor, perhaps the most "Important.
Without it Mexico would haVe a much
smaller railway mileage than she has today.
On the other hand, it is more' than probable
that private capital without the assistance
which has . been given by the federal, the
state and the municipal governments would
have been equally hesitant in its activities.
The sums contributed by the various states
and municipalities cannot be" stated, from
lack of reliable data. The total assistance
given by the federal government up to the
present time approximates $150,000,000.
This sum has been distributed among more
than forty different railway lines and railway
enterprises. With the knowledge that out of
It all about one third has ' gone to tbie
Tehauntepee line, there comes a clue to the
favorite project, the special hobby, of Porflrio
Diaz. The ship railway project -6'f Mr.
James B. Eads fs a dead enterprise, but the
utilization of the isthmus of Tehuaritepec as
a link in transportation between Atlantic and
Pacific ports, between the Eastern United
States and the west coas,t of South America,
lives as an active principle in the mind of
Gen. Diaz, a persistently abiding purpose.
Diaz, perhaps with sound Judgment, sees no
reason why the Tehauantepec railway should
not compete successfully with the Panama
railway. He believes that the Tehuantepec
rail route for lnter-oceanlc shipment should
also compete successfully with any canal
which may be built at either Panama or
Nicaragua. While one may not accept
either his convictions or his conclusions, it
is foolish to reject or to condemn them
without a fair consideration of their possi
The government-owned line from Coatza
conlcos, on the Gulf of Carhpeachy, to Sallna
Cruz, on the Gulf of Tehauantepec, Is being
reconstructed with a view to making It a
focal point of interoceanlc and lntercon
tlnental traffic. The distance across the
lsthmuB Is, approximately, 200 miles.- Gen.
Diaz would make Sallna Cruz an entrepot
and a shipping port for the trade of the west
coast of South America, for Australia and
Australasia, and for such Far East trade, as
This will open another trans-Mexican route
and put New Orleans Into connection with
Lthe Pacific ocean by a 1,600-mile rail route.
For rail shipments from the United States,
and even for passenger traffic, the Mazantlan
route may well become the popular highway
to the west coast of South America. It Is even
quite possible that It will become the ter
minus of a west coast steamer route on which1
Sallna Cruz would become a port of call.
Whether these plans of Oen. Dla are com
mercially feasible or not. their Inception and
their essay are alike cerldtable to him and
to Mexico. That they appear jto enter into
competition with the plans of the United
States in that area Is commendable rather
than otherwise. It shows life and good
pluck. The more life shown, the more busi
ness will Mexico do. The more business she
does, the larger will be our share in it. The
more commercial pluck shown by our neigh
bors, even though It appears In the further
ance of plans conflicting with Our own, the
more will Mexico command respect in the
world In which she Is now beginning to play
a part of some importance. If Bhe can open
up a route Which really competes In the field
of lnter-oceanfc trade, so much the better
for all concerned. That Porflrio Dlas be
lieves that this can be done is known from
statements made by him in personal con
versation and Is confirmed by a review of his
attitude toward those Mexican railway enter
prises which will fit in as links In his pro
jected route between two great world
In Addition to That He Got The tther1 Fsl
lows to Do the 8ame.
From the New Tork Sun.V
When the East Maine oonference of the
Methodist church met last spring and dis
tributed the ministers among the churches
there were not enough to go around, and
the Cutler church was placed In .the list "to
be supplied."
A superannuated minister preached for
two Sundays and then returned to his home
up country to work In his garden. JJearly a
month passed then without preaching in the
Took Nothing But His Watch.
"There Is an old negro living In Carrol 1
ton," relates the Bosworth, Mo., Star-Sentinel,
"who was taken Mr several days ago
and called In a physician of his race to
prescribe for him. But the old man did not
seem to be getting any better, and finally a
white physician was Called. Soon after ar
riving Dr. 8 felt the darkey's pulse for a
moment and then examined hla tnnma THrt
church, and then one Monday1 forenoon a the other doctor take your temperature V he
dapper, well-dressed man with gray half and asked. 'I don't know, sah,' he answered
bright blue eyes put up at the summer hotel,
and divesting himself of tall collar and frock
coat went out into the village square and be
gan to play baseball with the young men and
boys who were enjoying vacations along the
He was a good player. No other man In
the country could hit a low ball so often as
he, and the way he stole bases was- a liberal
education to those who. were learning the"
ahythlng but my
feebly; 'I hain't missed
watch as ylt, boss.' "
The Mysterious Waistooat
From the Argonaut.
. An old bed -ridden fisherman at a Scotch
watering place was frequently visited dur
ing his last illness by a kind-hearted clergy
man, who wore one of those close-fitting
clerical waistcoats which button behind.
He could pitch fairly well, but his chief I deUh one d ,n the oM man1 f .
What We Send Abroad and 8om of the
Things We Get.
-N From Collier's Weekly.
serid Dakota... seed to Russia, from
which she raiseswheat to compete with our
own. product in the markets of the world.
To plant, cultivate,, reap and harvest her
own crops we send to Russia nearly one half
f agricultural machinery.
our total exports oi
This year we have already shipped some
80,000 tons of these Implements to the land of
the Czar. In former years all this passed
through the ports of New Tork and Phila
delphia, but a fractional Increase In freight
rates between the lakes aTtd the East has di
verted the trade to Southern .ports, while
experiments are being made In direct ship
ment from Chicago by way of the lakesthe
St. Lawrence river and the Atlantic ocean.
The cotton plant first came to America
from Asia; now the greater part of the cen
tral Asia crop Is grown from American cot
tonseed. American cultivators till the soli,
which is watered by an American Irrigation
system. Yankee gins clean the fibre, Amer
ican compounds press the cotton into bales
wrapped .with American bands, and finally
the cottow finds Its way to Moscow over a
railroad b'nilt with American capital, and is
turned Into cloth by second-hand machinery
from an American cotton factory, to com
pete abroad with American prints.
pride "was taken in defending first base,
which he did with such skill that wholet'in
nlngs passed without a single man reaching
the( first goal on the road to scoring. He
played forenoon and afternoon and until dark
in the evening, and though he was often
sorely vexed by the blunders of ls asso.
elates, it was noticed that he never swore.
When Saturday night came the boys pro'
posed a Sunday game in a back lot away
from the public streets and asked the new
player to help them out
"I'd like to go first rate," he replied,
cheerfully, "but I have a little game of my
own which I hope you will attend at 10: SO
Sunday forenoon. It will be held in the
church and there wllj be no admission fee.
Just come over and see how I get along."
Every boy and man and most of the
women within three miles of the village were
on hand at the services the next forenoon,
when It was found that the Rev. Harry Har-
dison could preach as well as he could play
baseball. Before he had been In the village
a month a revival was under way, and
though the baseball games were continued on
the village green every day with much
shouting and not a little vehement expostu
lation, it is said that Cutler is the only town
In the world where they play baseball with
out the use of profanity.
"Old man Hardlson surely made a home
run when he struck Cutler," said one of the
new converts as he came out from prayer
meeting one evening last week.
Another regular article of export to Central
Asia Is the Ohio grapevine cutting. The
vineyards of Central Asia are all offshoots
frona American vines, and the fruit is prized
above all others In Russia proper for its
delicacy and flavor. Twenty to 30 tons of
American grapes to' the acre is a common
yield in Central Asia, and as the American
vine Is free from parasites it is being In
troduced everywhere the world over, from
South Africa to Northern' China and Japan.
We still export tobacco plants to Russian
Asia, so that the Russian tobacco, grape,
cotton and wheat crops are all American,
once removed.
No Oriental fable Is stranger than the ac
complishments of . the up-to-date Yankee
drummer. In Bagdad, the home of Alad
din, he offers new American lamps that burn
either Russian or Ohio oil, for the old bat
tered bronze tallow burners of the Bagdad
housewife, and as these time-worn oriental
lamps find a ready sale in New York the en
terprising drummer who introduced the
American lamp to Bagdad was well repaid
for his trouble. Now, however, American
lamps are becoming a drug in the Bagdad
market, and the supply of old lamps is rap
idly giving out as our lamp trade with Tur
key Increases.
A Connecticut firm manufactures sacred
scarabel for the Egyptian tourist trade. The
little charms are carved and even chipped
by machinery, colored In bulk to simulate
age and shipped in casks to the Moslem
dealers at Cairo. The Arabian guides are
A Popular Recreation But Does It Really
From the New York Times.
A feature of dealing In stocks from a spec
ulative point of view which is not taken into
account at all, or If at all, then by not more
thaln one person In a hundred. Is the in
equality of the amounts won and lost, figur
ing both winnings and losses the same. For
example, A buys 100 shares of stock, say at
70, and carries it for 30 days and then sells
It for 72:
His gross profit Is $200
Less commission '. 25
Less interest account 30 days at $1 a day 30
His net profit Is $145
Now take this very same proposition and
change the two-point profit to a two-point
loss, and we. have the following result:
His gross loss Is $200
Commission (same as if he had won).. 25
Interest (same as if he had won) 30
His net loss is $265
Here is a difference of $110 against the
loser on a proposition apparently the same,
Admitting he makes six turns always the
same and breaks even, that Is, makes three
winnings and three losings, his account will
stand as follows:
Three winnings at $145 $ 435
Three losings at $255 765
He Is out of pocket $ 330
In order to avoid losing all he must
win 16 times at $145 $2,320
Against losing nine times at $255 2,295
. . . - . i 11 - - x i,c mauiau guiuca uie
it might be possible to secure. His project the chief buyers, many of them being adepts
i Every Pot a Jsckpot.
From the Lincoln Star. -A
little girl In this city had 4 cents which
she was to give to the Sunday school In two
equal installments. When she went to her
class last Sunday she was advised by her
mother to leave two of the pennies at home,
but as she insisted upon carrying them she
was permitted to take them all In her purse.
When she returned home the four pennies
were gone.
"My child, where are the other two?" the
mother asked.
And the little one, mixed for the moment
some of the card talk she had heard at
hone with what she really wanted to say,
Innocently replied: -
"Well, mamma, they dealt twice. '
He's a Hitter.
From the New York Tribune.
Jeffries la the modern Hittlte,
involves a line of flrst-class steamers be
tween Sallna Cruz and the South American
ports, with other lines, should trade warrant
their operation, to other points In or upon
the borders of the Pacific. The southwest
traffic centering at Sallna Cruz is expected
to flow In through various channels, and. the
government Interest in some of Mexico's
leading railway lines has much to do with
the Diaz project.
The Mexican government -"how controls
the National Railroad Company of Mexico,
operating a line between the City of Mexico
ind Laredo, on the American border, where
It makes through connection with United
States lines to the north and east. It ad
vertises this route as "265 miles the shortest'
between the City of Mexico and the prlncfpal
points in the United States. It also controls
the Mexican railway, which runs from the
City of Mexico to the gulf port of Vera Cruz.
A projected line will connect with .the Vera
Cruz route at Cordoba and run southeast
ward to Santa Lucrecia, where it will Join
the Tehauantepec JJne. With the comple
tion of this system, practically controlled by
the government, there will be established a
fairly direct all-rail route from all parts of
the eastern half of the United States to the
port of Sallna Cruz. The distance from New
Orleans to Salina Cruz by that route would
be a little more than 2,000 miles, about 1,300
miles of it being In Mexican territory,
at "salting' the sands at the base of the
pyramids, or about the sacred temples, where
they artfully discover these scarabel before
tthe very eyes of the Yankee tourist and sell
him for an American dollar an article manu
factured at a cost of less than a cent per
haps within a stone's throw of his own
home. For enterprise it beats wooden nutmegs.
From New Orleans to the gulf terminus of
the Tehuantepec line, at Coatzacoalcos, the
water route would be very much shorter than
the run to trfe flsthmus of Panama, and there
would even be a small advantage in ship
ments frqni points on our eastern coast as
compared with the Panama route.! The sav
ing in distance from England and from
European ports would be Inconsiderable, but
the route would present no serious disad
vantages. The relation of these various
points to Sallna Cruz as compared with
Panama can be clearly seen only by reference
to maps showing both North and South
The Story of the Locomotives.
From the Philadelphia North American.
It is an accepted maxim that busy rail-
roaas maicaie a Dusy . people. They carry
the products of the country as well as Its
busy traders and producers. And when all
the locomotive shops of the country, running
at the highest pressure and turning out 13
monster locomotives dally, Including Sun
days, fall to meet the urgent demand for
new locomotives, even a child could under
stand that the railroads must be busy.
There isn't the faintest sign of stagnation
in the real business interests of the country.
And what the locomotive builders aver is
borne out by other well-known facts. The
crops are good and have been harvested in
good order so far as they have matured.
The railroads must transfer the contents of
the full granaries to millions of hungry
mouths elsewhere and make the return trips
freighted with goods the farmers need and
have the money to buy. Coal and Iron ore
must be distributed from mine to consumers
and manufactured iron and steel carried to
market. To accomplish all this there Js a
promise of work for every one who wants
work, and a people at work cannot well be
an unprosperous people.
And so it will appear that only in Wall
street, among the dealers in and promoters of
watered stocks and wind-swollen securities
and their dupes, is there any evidence of
business adversity. Fortunately the real
business of the country isn't founded on Wall
street's mountain of undigested securities.
It has a substantial foundation of real
values which has not been affected in the
least by the late tumble in promoted stocks.
After which phenomenal proceeding he will
be a winner of $35.
Deduct wear and tear of nerves, loss of
sleep and the chances of losing your whole
investment and the conclusion Is arrived a,t
that a Job of carrying bricks at $2.50 a day
is a cinch.
Carrying charges and commission are cer
tain. Profits depend upon the chances of the
market. No wonder that the lambs that go
Into Wall street come out shorn.
When William R. Travers was at the yacht
club 'fne day, so tradition runs, he asked who
was the owner of a particular fine craft and
was told that it belonged to a broker in Wall
street. He then Inquired concerning another
and still another, eliciting in each case a
similar answer. Then, with his habitual
stutter and humorous twinkle In the eyes, he
"Where are the c-c-customers' yachts?"
Reflections of a Bachelor.
From the New York Press. '
Easy oome, easy go, and hard to get again.
Most any girl can make a man fall in love
with her; few of them can make him stay
When a man settles down in life it's often
because his creditors have made htm settle
It is a , race problem all right when the
way a man's family grows beats the way his
Income ought to grow to keep up with it.
It takes two women longer to explain over
a telephone why they can't go to lunch to
gether than it does a dozen men to draw up
plans to build a railroad.
asked If his mind was perfectly at ease. "Oo,
ay, I'm a' rlcht," came the feeble reply. "You
are sure there is nothing troubling you? Do
not be afraid to tell me." . The old man
seemed to hesitate, and at length, with a
faint return of animation, said; "Weel,
there's Just ae thing that troubles me, but I
dlnna like to speak o't." "Believe me, I am
most anxious to comfort you," replied the
clergyman; "tell me Vhat it is that troubles
and perplexes you." "Well, sir it's Just like
this," said the old man, eagerly, "I canna for
the life o' me mak' oot hoo ye manage tne
get lntae that wesklt."
Paddy's Idea of It.
From the Pittsburg Press.
An Irishman was In the habit of coming
home considerably the worse for liquor. His
wife frequently upbraided him for his falling.
and one day she got an opportunity to show
him an illustration which she hoped might
teach him a lesson. The husband was
watering his horse at a trough when his wife
said," "Now, Paddy, Is not th' baste an ex
ample f ye? Don't you see, he leaves oft
whin he hex enough? He's the most slnsible
baste of th two."
Oh, it's very well to dlscoorse that way.
Biddy," replied Paddy, "but if there wor an
other horse at th' other solde of th' trough
to say, 'Here's yer health, me ould bye,'
would he stop till he drank th' entoire con-
tints of th" trough, think ye?','
John Adams' Opinion of WSshington.
From Sanborn's Remlncences of Emerson.
After dinner one night a visitor stepped
Into the hall to help Adams put on his coat.
Adams thanked him. "Don't mention It."
was the solemn toady's reply; no attention
Is too great, no trouble is too much that we
of this country have the pleasure of taking
for the patriots of the revolution for
George Washington and yourself sir.' Adams'
sharp retort was: "Don't mention Washing
ton to me, sir; Washington was a dolt!".
Jollying the Parson.
From the New York Tribune.
"My friend, are you a Christian?" asked
an aged Baptist minister of the man who
was sharing his seat in a suburban train.
"Sure!" said the man.
"What denomination, might I ask?" from
tlfe minister, beaming kindly.
"Baptist," said the man, and he was as
much that as anything else.
'Then you have been immersed, of
course," observed the man of the cloth.
'No, never" lmmensed," replied the man.
but, seeing the look of disappointment on
the other's face, he added: "I have been
soaked several times."
. That seat was silent until the train
reached Yonkers, where the minister left it
A Barnum Story.
A story is told of the meeting of Matthew
Arnold with Mr. Barnum in America. Mr.
Arnold, when Introduced, said how proud he
felt at making the acquaintance of a man
with a world-wide reputation. "Ah, Mr
Arnold," said Barnum, "we are both public
men, but the difference between you and me
Is that you are a notability while I am only
a notoriety."
Bishop Talbot's Little Jokes.
Bishop Talbot of the Episcopal church has
a ready wit. While In Wyoming not long ago
a cowboy who was slightly intoxicated, rode
up and said: "Hullo! I'm glad to see you.
Where In did I see you before?" The
bishop quietly answered, "I am not sure, my
friend. From what part of hades do you
come?" The bishop called recently on
Archdeacon Radcllffe of Stroudsburg, Pa
and said: "Are you well, archdeacon?" Dr.
Radcllffe said he never felt better. "I'm
glad to hear you say so," said the bishop, '
"for I want you to work like the devil." The
archdeacon looked shocked, but Bishop Tal-
bott added: "You know the devil Is always
For rail shipments from the United States
an alternative to this route is preserud, and
some, though much less, attention has been,
paid to it. In addition to its interest in the
lines already mentioned, the government is
interested in the Mexican International,
which Connects with American systems . at
Eagle Pass, on the Texas border. This line
is now In .operation as far as Durango. A
not far distant day wilL see It carried west
ward for 150 miles to a terminus at Maaatlan,
The Public For Instance.
From the Philadelphia North American.
Schwab may be out of the steel trust, but
is he as much out as some others connected
with that institution'?
From the New York Press.
You can tell a girl who isn't engaged by
the way she pretends to be, and a man who
is b the way. he pretends not to be.
What the Navy Needs.
A sailor on the battleship Indiana, writing
In the Independent, says:
"What the navy needs most now to my
mind Is more officers and more cooks. An
officer can't drill 70 men and give proper In
struction to each, yet that is what they are
supposed to do. ; One cook for 100 men, as
they are apportioned now, is too few, and the
result is often seen in poor ratlona The food
is excellent, but much Is spoiled in the cook
ing." ., .
John Hsy.
From the Albany Journel.
Mr. Hay's ruling qualities are serenity,
firmness, a high sense of honor as well as of
public duty, and a wide knowledge of men
and affairs, without a trace of the bully or
blusterer In his composition. He Is never
awed, not merely by other men, a kind of
courage which is not Uncommon, but he is
never awed by rumor, circumstance or the
creation of bogies of any kind.
As ambassador to the Court of St. James,
Mr. Hay won the respect and esteem of the
whole British nation. And when he accepted
the portfolio of secretary of state, he in
creased that respect by his admirable hand
ling of our case during the Spanish-American
war. The sturdy, brilliant diplomacy he dis
played in his treatment of the Chinese situa- ti
tion during the Boxer movement won him the n
admiration of the world,
Hay is the John Qulncy, Adams of
modern times.
From the Kansas City Times.
If these "color line" constructions are con
tinuously put on the official, semi-official and
private acts of President Roosevelt he may
lose the vote of the "solid southV next year.
Stealage. '
From the Wilmington, N. C, Star.
Isn't stealage; a better word than shortage
when used in connection With a bank "rob
bery,? -
Only One in the Seoret. -
From the Providence Journal. '
It is safe to say that no one but the pope
knows what the pope will do; and It is prob
able that even he has not yet definitely de
termined upon a settled line of policy.
Gouverneur Morris In September Outing,
In moulding grave or vault of stone
Bury me body, blood and bone,
Since like the wind upon the hill
My soul is unlmprisonable.
And when I make the final change,
My glad, undying soul shall range
Plains, mountains, oceans, ocean -shores
All God Almighty's out-of-doors.
t .
And range it shouting over space,
Or rest in some untrodden jilace.
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