Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, December 07, 1900, Image 2

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    JUST COMMON FOLKS,
If only
How wo should mUs the minor chimes
" wuy grandest poets nuns,
Tjiere'd bo no simple little rhymes;
The modest clinging vine adds grace
lo nil the forest's giant oaks,
And 'mid earth's mighty Is a place
To people with just common folks.
Not they the warriors who shall win
Upon tho battlefield a name
To sound the awful din:
Not theirs the painter's deathless fame;
iNot theirs the poet's muse that rings
The rhythmic gift his soul Invokes;
Theirs but to -do the simple things
That duty gives just common folks.
Fate hns not lifted them above
The level of the human plane;
They share with men a fellow love
In touch with pleasure nud with pain.
One great, far-reaching brotherhood,
With common bunions, common yokes,
And common wrongs and common good-
God s army of just common folks.
TWO POOR BOYS WHO MADE
THEIR MARKS IN THE WORLD.
o
a
I An ITnrnrtcf Irvia Mnfrhmnfrnr. A
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, O tell me, old fellow, how on
) earth It Is possible for such a
metamorphosis to have taken
place. Not a month ago we sat here,
two hardened bachelors, determined to
rcmnln bo to the end of our days, and
now I find you transformed Into a most
devoted husband."
A hearty laugh was the Immediate
answer to this outburst, and Dr. Tren
ton, to whom It was addressed, took a
puff at his pipe before replying.
"Well, you see, Jim," he said, "I
thought It would be fun to surprise you
thoroughly for once. But Delia shall
tell you the story, and you may be sur
prised to learn that you yourself, un
consciously, I admit, made up the
match."
"I suppose It Is for penance. Will,
that I am to narrate my own mistakes
and misdeeds to Mr. Allison. Two
months ago I was a stupid little coun
try girl. My eldest brother had sent
for me to keep, his house. Our parents
have been dead many years and I had
lived with an aunt. Henry, my brother,
had written me that It would be Impos
sible for him to meet me at the depot,
and that I should drive to the Tudor
Flats, where he was living on the
fourth floor. My poor brain was cer
tainly In a whirl after my long drive
through the noisy streets. When I ar
rived at the Tudor Flats 1 walked
bravely up the stairs.
"I know you will laugh at me dread
fully, Mr. Allison, but you must remem
ber that I had never before seen so
many stairs. In my Ignorance I was
unaware that the entresol does not
count; therefore, when I arrived atta
landing where a door was ajar and an
old man servant replying to an Inquirer"
the the doctor would not be home until
2 o'clock, I naturally concluded that I
had reached my Journey's end, for my
brother also bears the title doctor. To
old James' astonishment I walked
calmly In, saying:
" 'The doctor expects me. Please have
my luggage seen to.'
" 'But, miss, I don't know,' he ven
tured, 'I have the strictest orders never
to allow any one to enter my master's
study during his absence.'
" 'I am the doctor's sister, and he him
self nrranged my coming,' I answered,
condescendingly.
"With that he admitted me, mutter
ing: 'Never heard about a sister,' Into
the smoky, dusty apartments, which 1
assumed to be my brother's.
"Much to James consternation, I set
to work and dusted furniture and
books, spread a clean cloth on the table,
and prepared a lunch (though James In
formed me 'Master never eats at home)
of fresh butter, home-made bread,
cheese, ham and apples: then decorated
tho room with roses and honeysuckle
brought from home.
"To pass away the time, I took.up a
book and began to read. A note fell out
of this book. My eyes fell on the first
words and my attention was Instantly
attracted. It was signed Charlie Alli
son, and read:
" 'Dear Old Man: So you have decided
to Instnll that awful creature in your
house, though you acknowledge that all
hopes of peace and comfort of your life
will be gone. My dear fellow, do be ad
vised and give up this preposterous
Idea. At any rate, don't be surprised if
I cut your acquaintance for the present,
and leave you to enjoy the company of
Miss Delia. Your friend,
"CHAItLIE ALLISON."
"My dear lady," Interrupted Charlie,
"you don't mean to say It Isn't possible
that any misunderstanding arose out of
that? My dislike and "
"I do mean to say so," she replied,
laughing; "It was quite possible-In-deed,
natural I should assume that
those words referred to me. I was at
first highly Indignant and then began
to cry. My resolution was soon formed;
I would go away at once and not ever
see tho heartless brother who had dis
cussed me in such a manner before my
rival.
"Whllerepacklngmy bag I came upon
a photograph of myself, A sudden im
pulse made me write a few words on
the back of It and Icavo it on the table.
Then I heard steps outside. It was
Henry, I thqughc. He should not find
mo there. Seeing tho door of a small
room open, I slipped In and closed It
behind me."
"Let me toll tho rest," Interrupted tho
doctor; "I fancied I was dreaming ns
I became aware of tho invitingly spread
table; then I noted two covers laid ns
if for a delightful tete-a-tete, and upon
my napkin a photograph of the sweet
est face I had over seen. Listen to what
was written under it:
" 'As I am so ugly; as I destroy your
peace and drive away your friends, I
DESTItO? BIG TUBES
CALIFORNIA GIANTS ARE RUTH
LESSLY CUT DOWN.
HENRY VILLARD'S DGEDS.
Reported the Lincoln-Douglas debate
Iteported the first Lincoln campaign.
War correspondent, the Civil War.
Foreign correspondent of American
newspapers.
In 1SUI owned New York Evening
Post and Nation. '
In 1875 president Oregon Steamship
Company.
Itecelvcr of Kansas Pacific Knllroad
Company.
Completed In 18S3 tho Northern Pacific
Unilroad.
President Northern Pacific Itailroad
Company.
President Edison General Electric Com
pany.
Chairman In 1SS0 of the Northern IV
clflc directory.
Marcus Daly graduated from digging potatoes to digging copper and accumu
lated a fortune of $30,000,000. Henry Vljlard rose from reporter to railroad
president, became a Napoleon of finance, lost two enormous fortunes, ami died
a millionaire.
MARCUS DALY'S MONEY.
Capital represented by him. .$100,000,000
His personal wealth
Copper Interests represented
First price paid for his cop
per mine
His annual wage roll paid..
His horses cost
Ills works of art cost
His private car cost
His hotel cost
His personal living cost per
annum
His annual Income was ap
proximately
Nccetunrr Wimto of I.iimlierliiK Mum
motlia Over Vtiy Per Cciit-Korcitry
Department Delimit I Hint Hllortu Do
Muilc to Save Ven KomiilnliiU llrovc
Gilford Plnchot. United States fores
tur, has Issued a pamphlet concerning
tho big trees of California which mis
created no llttlo comment through Its
endeavors to state clearly ami oiuplinl
Icullv tho necessity for tho preservation
1 of tho California mammoths. The
writer protests against tho rato at
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j W II1C11 UIU tUK HUB HIV UUIIIh u.nuy-
'by private owners, pointing out clearly
that tho chances of a rcuewal of tho
wonder growths arc to bo llttlo con a Id
orod.
"Most of the scattered groves of big
trees aro privately owned and, there
fore, In danger of destruction," he
22,000,000
75,000,000
3.-,000
S.000,000
1,000,000
aoo.uoo
40,000
200,000
0,000!
2,500,000
Fhl.I.INO A 1110 TUCK.
leave you to lunch alone and shall find
a home elsewhere.'
"While puzzling about what this
might mean, I heard a terrific yell from
Delia, my parrot; I opened the store
room door and Delia, my wife, fell Into
my arms.
"After explanations had been made
I restored her to brother Henry as
housekeeper, but claimed her In five
weeks for my own. Now do you be
lieve that you are a matchmaker?"
Boston Post.
RUSHING INTO THE CITIES.
Youtic Men Invite Failure br JJisay-
Inc Unir.'eJ Field.
Some published fragments of the new
census statistics are very depressing to
the old-fashioned, yet very sensible,
people who have been hoping that the
movement of villagers and country peo
ple to the large cities had been checked.
What Is the meaning of the continu
ous rush to the cities? The old expla
nation was that farmers' sons and
daughters wearied of work that was
never finished; they had heard of city
demands for labor and of city wages,
payable always in cash and at stated
dates. They had also Jieard of city
pleasures, some of which were said to
cost nothing, while others were very
cheap. But young people do not con
stltute the whole body of people who
nre crowding Into the cities, for me
chanics and artisans of all kinds arc In
the throng, for In the villages and coun
try districts employment Is irregular
and pay uncertain. The more aspir
ing of them hope for the larger oppor
tunities and recognition that the coun
try dares not promise; they know, too,
that such of their children as Incline to
study may become fairly, even highly,
educated In the city without special
cost to their parents. Of the "seamy'
side of city life they know nothing,
for their acquaintances who "went to
town" hnve not returned to tell of it;
few of them could return If they would.
The few who go back to the old home
steads are the men who have succeed
ed, and In any village such a man In
effect resembles a gold-laden miner
from Cape Nome or the Klondike his
example threatens to depopulate tho
town.
Nevertheless the rural districts are
not going to bo depopulated, except
when their soli Is very poor and their
malaria overrlch. A countrywnrd
movement started In some cities a few
years ago and it has been Increasing in
volume, It may bo almost invisible in
some localities, for 3,000,000 square
miles is an area so great that any city's
overflow might be lost In it. The men
who nre trying scientific farming aro
all from the cities and they have car
ried their city Ideas with them. As a
rule, city brain and city money aro
suggesting and backing the rural at
tempts to have good roads, pure wat
er, perfect drainage, high farming,
high-grade schools, free libraries and
many other ameliorations of old-tlmo
conditions. Yet In one respect the city
man in the country Is a disappointment
to all classes of the dissatisfied, for
when they talk of going to the city ho
persistently says, "Don't," and he sup
ports bis advice with a dismal array
of facts and figures. Saturday Even
ing Post.
i
Tlio American Is Vulgar.
"Wo must all agree that the American
has beyond other men an Innate respect
for women and for helpless things,"
writes "An American Mother" In tho
Ladles' Homo Journal. "He has usu
ally, too, a wide acquaintance with tho
world which hinders him from Intoler
ance nud vanity. He has also a tact
too fine to blurt out unpleasant facts to
his companions, as docs tho English
man, who, qulto unprovoked, hurls dis
agreeable truths at you with a ferocity
and a gusto that is indecent. A week
with your dearest English friends Is
enough to make you In lovo with lying.
The denrer you are to thcrn the moro
likely aro they to talk incessautly of
writes. "Lumbering Is rapidly sweep
lug them off; forty mills and logging
companies nre now at Work wholly or
In part upon big tree timber. The
southern groves show some reproduc
tion, through which there Is hope of
species hardly
own."
, . , perpetuating thexo groves. In the
Lmv W" XJZ"Li northern groves tho
n.uo.vm. .mii'i ii.iii nun ii vivacity li,,Iila (u
nlmiKt Pi-nnli- In, Mv..., .,..n.. I 1B lls
to the occasion! h J Is ready to weep d L Iu'' of the big
ln,,i. -m, , ,i i i. i ....... I trvc with facts eouco.ri.lug each of the
ested in your new bicycle or b, bv At 1 57? n. 'T f'
or grumbles. He sniffs the odors of
foul drains, quaffs typhoid germs In
"most Interesting. Most of the other
his water, sits 1.1 nvPrliPt,,l at.,, nnr ' ' " '"I ""':'-" ul ur
(Tnnmii tf 1 1 1 1 i n,i,l ffi., j I ...... 4
and stands In overcrowded stnx-t cars 1 ihe Cnmverns grove will " be
"'""W blgges't and TaSst reeR u':. most it
wi.'r. with nil ,hM ..im. contaminated surroundings and prac-
Is he not a more agreeable fellow? Why, ,
with all the traits that go to make up
a courtly gentleman why Is he vulgar?
Simply because he is not certain of his
own position. He asserts himself every
moment lest you may mistake him for !
nn Inferior. This uneasy self-assertion '
Is the explanation of all our bad man
ners. 'I'm as good as you!' Is the secret
thought with which too ninny of us
meet every fellow-creature."
Uir rtirtkli-r nn, .
place, tho onormotis slzo and weight of
tho trees necessarily entails very con
slderablo breakage when ono of (hum It Bounded V.ay When III. w
falls. Such a tree strikes tno ground i "-win inherent in
. ... . ...-. A UMM'llWl lliltt'lt tlln ul.iL... I.i
Inequalities aro siillleleiit to miiami tliu vu mm back.
brlttlo trunk at Its upper oxtromltyiuio! "". mini, -i want
almost useless fragments. Tho loss KO Into n Jmrdwaio Moro today
one of tho sources of wuhIo. T)io great miy.
dlnineter of the logs, and, In spllo of tho I "om mi nixoiiiiuoihiiiiig er
lightness of the wood, their enormous ""' uiu reu miiMuein, H1
weight nmko It Imposnlblo to handle K1-'1 "e cIioho tho iiiiihi,.,,,,
thorn without breaking tnem up. i'or "I'l'uiinnu umo ronnali
this purpoHu gunpowder Ih tho most Mlmplo purchiiHo. nt Wnn ,
only often of wasteful shapes, but
less very nlco Judgment Is exorcised In I
preparing tho blast a great deal of
wood ItBoir Is scattered In useless spun,
tern."
"At tho mill, where waste Is tho rulo ,
lu tho manufacture of lumber In tho
United States, tho big tree malum no I
exception. This waste, milled as It Is
to the other sources of loss already men
tioned, makes a total probably often 1
considerably In excess of half the total
volume of tho standing tree, and this Is ,
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inlying or a miw really Is.
"W'hv." Haiti In.. i ,t.,
u saw. Ativ f nil will t i
. ' "'IMM
" I.I" V..',.. I II. II Villi i.llllr
.., 1. 1.. . u-lirlf vnli tt'inil t. ii... i. .
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mixed forest, composed of many spo-1 viimt l want to une it fur '
oles, The result of sequoia lumbering mo man wiui me red uni-aii. iu.
IIIIUll lilin lUii rtfc If milium tlllllt'iir - - "i ununr, ji( iitfi
destruction caused by tho fall of enor
mous tree Is In Itself great, but thu
principal Hourse of dnmu-go Is tho liu-1
mouse amount of debris left on tho
ground- the certain noiirce of future
fires. This mass of broken branches,
folks do."
"Saw what?" asked n i,.rl(
"I iioin Know." iidmiiteii ii.
plumed shopper.
The clerk l,rl,-l,lmi,.,1 .... ,
led tho way to the rear ,r n,,,
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mure feet In thickness and ucccxtmrlly
gives rlso to Hies of great destructive
power, even though the big tree woml Is
not specially lulhimmuhlc. The ilevan
tatlou which follows this lumbering Is
as complete and deplorable as tho un
touched forest Is unparalleled, beauti
ful and worthy of preservation. As a
varletlos of saws wo Inn,. n
11, Mill, I. "nliui-rt'iilliiii ii .i.i
"ii rjf
lion or nicir lines ami prii-, H may
you in mo.iiug a decision nt.,
metal saw. It Is the imrilrst
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in. il in iiiimi ill ii ifinv inn. ...m...i
" " 'ihm-i li jl, in
maimer of metals. It is small
rule It has not even had tho advantage ami sells for ff'J lo$L'.r,ii. a'i-oii
of being profitable. Very iniieh of this
appalling destruction has been done
without leaving the owners of the big
tree ns well off an they were before It
began."
Scrlc of Iiiniililcta to He Inntiril.
The pamphlet which was published
by the forestry division of tho Depart'
mont of Agriculture Is one of a series
which will be Issued In behalf of the
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AllllI lit I 111 1IIIIIII1IV IVIIICII
boechwood and oak. Mm latter
moro expensive. Is that the Mini
you want?"
rri inti .ftiii ii... h...i .......... .
sorely perplexed. "So," h.-u1
don't think so. We have no mil
our iituiMi in iviiru nil iimt i .
"Perhaps you would like n
ttrtitx'J" MIHwiiuiti.il lli ..k.
big trees. The report was prepared for I tli.ww Ih of hardly no high a grail,
the Information of the Semite Commit
tee ou Public Lauds, which was at thu
An Kpltnph i'or Huskin.
The London Academy has awarded a
prize of one guinea to J. It. Anderson,
Lalrbeck, Keswick, for the best In
scription suitable for the proposed me
dallion of John Ituskln In Westminster
Abbey. Mr. Anderson's epitaph is as
follows:
He Taucht Us
To Hold
In Loving Itevercncc
Poor Men and Their Work
Great Men and Their Work
God and Ills Work.
In connection with this competition It
is Interesting to quote what Ituskln
himself said on epitaphs: "Take care
that somo memorial is kept of men who
deserve memory In a distinct statement
on tho stone or brass of their tombs,
either that they were true men or ras
cals wise men or fools. How beauti
ful tho variety of sepulchral architec
ture might bo, In any extensive plneo
of burial, If the public would meet the
small expense of thus expressing its
opinions In a verily instructive mnnner,
and If some of tho tombstones accord
ingly terminated In fools' caps, ami otli
ers, Instead of crosses and cherubs,
bore engravings of cats-o'-nlne-tails as
typical of the probable methods of en
tertainment in the next world of tho
persons not, It Is to be hoped, reposing
below.
Key to tho Worklng-dlrl's Success.
"Whatever vocation the girl wage
worker settles upon she may ns well
accept the fact, first as last,, that slip
shod performance and Inadequate
equipment will win no favor, will not
even secure a foothold," writes Marira.
ret E. Sangster In tho Ladles' Homo
Journal, "iho ranks aro overvu-hoi-n
crowded, and tho second-rate w'ork
must go to tho wall. In most fields tho
supply Is well in excess of tho demand,
and only tho capable, tho efficient, the
competent and the trustworthy may
hope to find their niche. As a grain of
satisfaction let It bo added that those
possessed of these desirable qualities,
those who aro ready for service ami
aro responsible In their work, are suro'
to bo appreciated aud will never ceaso
to bo wanted."
LOGGING HATLHOAD IN A DIG TUBE KOI I EST.
so; what's
Barter.
"I should like to subscribe to your
paper. Would you bo willing to tako
It out In trade?"
Country Editor Guess
your business?
"I'm tho undertaker." Urooklyn Life.
Guards oh European Iloynlty.
Every royal palaco In Europe has its
special private police, who, In one gulso
or another, nre always on tho lookout
for suspicious persons,
English Public niiiialngs.
The public buildings of England alouo
are valued at a sum approaching
$1,250,200,000.
A woman Is never bo proud ns when
her boy voluntarily asks for a fork
with which to eat his pie.
tlcally all the literary aud scientific as
sociations of the species connected with
It, has been purchased recently by a
lumberman, who came Into full posses
sion on the 1st of April, 1000.
"The Sequoia and Geueral Grant Na
tional parks, which are supposed to em
brace and glve'securlty to a large part
of the remaining big trees, nre eaten
Into by a sawmill each and by prlvato
timbering claims amounting to a total
of 1,172,870 acres. Tho rest of tho
scanty pntches of big trees are In a fair
way to disappear In Calaveras, Tuo
lumne, Krcsuo nnd Tulnro counties,
they nre now disappearing by the ax.
In brief, tho majority of the big trees
of California, certainly tho best of
them, are owned by people who have
every right and In many cases every
Intention, to cut them Into lumber."
I clentlilc Value of lllc Tree
Further along these same Hues the
value of the big tree Is thus considered:
"The big trees aro unique In the world
the grandest, the oldest, the most ma
jestically graceful trees and If It were
not enough to bo all this, they arc
among the scarcest of known treo sne
cics and have the extreme scientific val
ue of being tho best living represent a
tlves of a former geologic ago. They
are trees which have come down to us
through tho vicissitudes of many cen
turies Bololy because of their superb
qualifications. The bark of the big tree
Is often two feet thick nnd almost non
combustible. Tho oldest specimens
felled nre still sound at the heart and
fungus Is an enemy unknown to It. Yet
with all these means of malutenanco
the big trees have apparently not In
creased their range slnco tho glacial
epoch. They havo ouly Just managed
to hold their own on a llttlo strip of
country where tho climate Is locally fa
vorable." Everyone who Is Interested In the big
trees, as everyone must bo either from
curiosity, a natural love of the forest
or for scientific reasons, must deplore
tho destruction of these forests. Every,
one who has visited a forest In any part
of tho world will regret tho destruction
of these Jungles of beauty. Every
thoughtful American Is waking to n
realization of the criminal carelessness
with which tho forests of this country
havo been wiped out. Tho lumborlnc
of tho big trees, with Its accompanying
waste and devastation, seems a partic
ularly unnecessary aud almost Immoral
proceeding.
Forester Plnchot says of It: "Tho
lumbering of tho big treo Is destructive
to a most unusual degree. In the first
time considering tho preservation of tho
Calaveras and Stanislaus big treo
groves. It Is the first document on tho
subject which has ever lieen published
by the government, strange ns the fact
may seem. Prof. W. U. Dudley, of
Stanford University, who nlded with
the work, Is now preparing a more do
tailed account of tho big trees and tho
big treo groves, which will bo published
by tho government forestry olllce. Tho
pamphlet now out contains an excellent
map of the forests of California, con
tabling big trees, together with n do
tailed account of each of tho larger
groves.
King Oscar Was III Host.
A story Illustrating tho slmpio bon-
iionuo or me King of Sweden nud Nor
way Is told by M. Gaston Honnlcr, tho
uoianisi. ji. Houmer was botanizing
near Stockholm, when ho mot a
stranger similarly occupied. Tho two
botanists fraternized, and M. Honnler
suggested that they should lunch tc-
gemer nt an Inn.
"No; come homo nnd lunch with mo
instcau," said tho strninrer: nml im l ,i
tho way to tho palace and opened tho
Bine.
M. Honnlcr was nnturnllv ntnntci,,wi
but his new acqualntnnco wa most
apologetic.
"I'm sorry," ho said, "but I hnppon
to bo tho king of this country, nnd this
Is tho only place I've got to entertain
anybody In." So they wont In mid
lunched, and tnlked botany together
nil the afternoon.
Florida Tobacco.
Florida, according to local papers, is
becoming ono of tho great toim
duclng States, and tho product hns been
pronounced In somo respects equal to
that of Cuba. Sumatra wrapper tobac
co raised lu Florida recently took tho
prlzo at tho Paris exposition over tho
world.
A Matter of Tasto.
"Beg pardon," said tho postal clerk
who had sold her tho stamps, "but you
don't havo to put a C-cent stamp on a
letter for Canada."
"I know," snid she. "but thn .i,n,i
Just matches my envelope, you know "
Philadelphia Press, '
When people say they will do nnv.
thing In tho world for you, they mean
about ns much as a candidate when ho
says his ambition Is to servo file
country nnd his countrymen.
You can't tell by tho slzo of the bill
what tho slzo of a ton of coal 1.
I could let you have a good one
dollar. Hut you're not a butcher)
Tho inn n who wanted a mv
his head mournfully and the iv
' tinned.
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general utility purpouc. winch
cost you only W) cents. How dovt
strike you? N'o? Thi n here's tin
liietmaker's saw. I ran give you a
good one for 1. Tlien I have over
..I I...ul ......... .1... I I. .In ....
Iflillllin'l n num.. uir iuiu iirnrait
used by nil manner of artilirern.
the ordinary wood saws which will
you anywhere from .V) cents to f
that hack room we have still oilic
r'eili'H-the iwo-man tmfxt i
buzz saws ami circular saws If
take one of the latter. I'll g v(. j
good one for$.0. Would you like l
them'"
Tim tttnti tt'ltli flu tml iiiiiulnnlin 1
ed about hltn womle lncly
nv 1.H..l. ...... i I... ..r ..
dreamed that there were so many
fereut kinds of sawn. I guexi I w
' take any till I find out Just what l
I want."
The clerk bowed affably. "I rej
being unnble to make a nale." he n
"hut I really think that the w
plan." New York Sun.
Our OvorDirnlslicil Homes.
"Moro simplicity In our homes wo:
mako our lives simpler." writes
ward Itok, In a plea for the oxerelfc
better taste lu furnishing our homes
tho Ladles' Homo Journal, "Many wd
en would llvo fuller lives because tl:
would have more time. As It Is. Ii
drcds of women of nil positions In I
are to-dny the slaves of their Iioi
aud what they hnvo crowded IntotheJ
Comfort Is essential to our linpplm
Hut with comfort we Miould stop. Tli
we aro on tho snfo side. Hut wo get
nud over tho danger Hue when we
beyond. Not one-tenth of tho thin
that wo think are essentlnl to our In
plest living are ronlly so. In fact.
should be an Infinitely happier a
healthier people If tho nine-tenths wi
taken out of our lives. It Is nstonlHlila
how much we can do without, and w
thousand times the better for It. A
It doesn't require much to test this p
pel of wisdom. Wo need only to he iw
urnl to get back to our real, Inn
selves. Then wo are simple. It Is on
becnuso wo havo got away from U
simple and tho natural that so many
our homes nre cluttered up as they ar
and our lives full of little things tn
aro not worth the while. We havo heij
the kneo to show, to display, and w
havo lowered oursolves with tho trlvw
and tho useless; and filling our lira,
with tho poison of artificiality and th;
unnatural, wo havo pushed tho He"!
tho Natural, tho Simple, tho Hcaiitlfit
tho best and most lasting things ou
of our lives."
Honvy I'oimltloH lor Selling Whisky
Charles StelnbHitk, who was eotivic
ed at St. John, Kan., on forty-nun
counts of selling whisky in violation oi
tho prohibitory law, was fined fl.OH'
and sentenced to forty-nine months I'
Jail. As ho cannot pay his lino ho will
if tim snntoneo Is carried out, have t
servo It out In Jail at Uio rato of Hi
cents a day, making his total sentenc.
practically thirty years and nlm
months.
A hosnltablo shocmakor has a can.
In j,9 window reading: "Any man.
woman or child can hare fits In thh
shop."
a tailor Is Justified In giving bi cus
tomers fits occasionally.