fHE SUNDAY EXAMINER, OGDEN, UTAH. SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14, 1906 Into Government Efficiency Introduced Earning the Admiration of : M Masterful Men Iron-Hande- d, m Taxpayers and Incurring the Enmity of Officialdom X mmmmhikimkbmmmmmibmmkmkmmiimmmmbbkkhbbikkmmmmmmbbmbbbkimbkmbbmmibmmbbbbwkbmmbmmmmkbmmmbk XXHXXl where! Then M. Clemenceau's Iron hand descended. The junior clerks c the dressing down of thi-i- r lives. AH Righu Strictly Reserved. two doctors are medical attendThe odd aa rather U 4. It Oct Pari. no more, their roincidenre that on either aid of the ants of the department bei-aliottshed. pleasant billets have EuglUh channel at present an masterful man is earning the lu reality, however, the case Just ones meatioaed are of efficiency and admiration of taxpayer and inruning the enmity af officialdom by hia ef- ronwcumiiouasess itself compared auk amt "grafts which have fort to introduce efficiency Into a other anapa been uumaiked by the alert and rewhich, department government great minister. until the advent of the strung one. lentless M. fleniencf.au bad been Installed had beea conducted lu a fashion more a in office when tho saggestive of a real cure than aa im- staff uf onlymluii-ir-few days of tho interior tjpe port aat branch of the public nervine. The nun on the Engliah aide of the ailver streak la. of course. John Burn, the mechanic and fiery Socialist orator of other days who ia low prealdent f the local government iMaud and the hardeet working member f the British cabinet. The man on the French aide, Georges Oeuienreau. the Waratck of Dench lailltics. and the maker and breaker of government a ho now as minister of the interior is Copyright in the fulled Swim Mil Great Britain by I'urri Brown. -- imn-hamle- demonstrating hia capacity as a constructive aUieaniau and a rigid disciplinarian. Between him and hia yuuuger English prototype there ia n at runic physical as well as a mental resemblance. Rather below than above the middle liatahi. with a squarely built, strong but elastic figure, a fine head and capacious forehead, with coal black eyes of almost daziliug brilliancy, Uoorge flemenceau. with hia close cropped hair la veritably a French edltloa of John Burns. How John Burns net to work to reform hia department of the British aiivernnwat service Is well known on the other side of the Atlantic. Some-tilin- g has been said, too. ia recent cable messages about the drastic method employed by M. Clemeuwau In hi effort to reaeuerate the French ministry oT the Interior, and of the , amazing Instances of offleial Indolence which his probings Into this departmental chaos hare brought to the light of day. Lift Is more than aa idea, boast or, has thus been given of the methods and general of discipline which were the order of tbs day In the ministry uf the interior whea Clemenceau took office, and which atlll holds sway In other departments of the public service here. Nor Is the tale of them now complete, for hardly a day pasaea without anme fresh discovery of official shirking being brought to light by the terrible" minister who has said ha will not rest until ho has otu lad at Inaat a goodly prop niton of the drooea and parasites who now fatten on the public exchequer. Quite recently, for instance, on get Hug bark from hta "cure" at Carlsbad, X. Clemenceau found a surprisingly large number of Junto? clerks away on ah-leave," and he promptly demanded doctors' certificates. None were forthcoming. Then ha aked to see tha two phywjctsas who aro attached to the interior department. Both proved to he off shooting some- - on record the case uf a functionary who came into a comfortable fortune at the death of a relative and forthwith asked and obtained leave of absence sine die. A year afterward, one fine morning, he turned up at hi office. Hia aatuuUhed colleague asked him the reason of his return. "Well, you know, I was bored to death. 1 did not know how to fill up my time. The fact is, this Is the oulv place where you can enjoy yourself. And he stayed! No wonder, then that M. Clemen- - one-thir- one-hal- er. are who ! dsy Is demanded. The gentlemen who are re polled absent from duty will take the consequences." The utmost that the minister could be Induced to concede was that the afternuun hours should he lrom J to ti Instead of from to 7. regulation was being complied with. In order to insure that the new pmeneu shoots were handed round from time to lime, each official being required to append his signature. It wa then that astonishing abuses came to light. It was discovered that -- nB BaggQSF -W C. tttat bimt Psw nncscBtri right tto litortar lmr sanaat'a Xmai wilt of tWr IMS in flic Place Bureau wore thrown Into n state of conatarnattuu by the following circular, signed by their chief himself; The offices of Ihe ministry of the interior are open from II a. u. to noon, and from S p. m. to 7 p. tu. All functionaries belonging to the central administration must be at thel punts at ihe opening of the offices and must remain until closing time." The order went on to slate that no exception could be made to the rule unless by the specie! perm Isaion of the heads of deperiments and that of-- havd raw. WIshb Hi U. rbi-Uatl- . rmsa but l.Suu francs (f per annum, and If promotion dues not come It remains at. that figure. There Is. however, a email peurton si the end, aud It sounds well to say, "My son Is at this or that ministry, and this Is a title to consideration when the young man Is an aspirant to the hand uf a young lad. The consequence la lhai the public departments, the ministries especially, are crowded with official, young and r old. whose only raison d'etre" to bo to draw their salaries regularly and help to swell an already enormous budget. The staff could Milo l ap-ica- . -- - - nt - popularly supposed tu judge from caricatures to sit slumbering all day long amid piles of paHow different is the reality! pers. The state administrations aro hives where the arts, physical cullure and lutellectua games flourish. Civil servants are often artists of real talent. If you could peep behind the closed doors of this or that ministry you would often see a painter hard at work on a canvas, while n friend Is preparing the frame. In another room a dramatist will be reading his latest piece to a select audience of his colleagues. In another two "chaoson-uleis,- " g poet and musician, will the next snug or valse fur a Montmartre cafe concert and all Paris, tho nildinette especially, will be humming It in a few days. Certain "bureaux" of the ministry of finance are decorated with beautiful mural palm lugs, the work of functionaries. This ministry, in spite of the columns of dry figures In which Its members aro supposed to he immersed, furnishes tho most, formidable literary and artistic competitors for the prizes offered by the various great dallies. Beautiful erayou drawings of subjects adoru the walls of the education department at the Hotel de VI lie. The prefecture of police Is famous for Its chess players. At the ministries of commerce and public works aud the colonies there are excellent accountants I sub roaal aud ereu commercial travelers who manage to be abaent the greater part of the year from their ministerial duties. In an Important municipal office four Incorrigible card players have had tho audacity to 'posl up a notice Private on the door of one of the rooma In order that they may remain undisturbed. Ufe under such condition Is evidently tolerable. Indeed Lhere is e u d mts-latr- myth-ologlc- CkM AcM as Kmm4 That U. Clemenceau I QOi senaibl to the humorous side of situation i apparent from a liti! cideut which happened the uiher oav terrible The minister rud walked into one of the office ao an at ache fast aalue surprised The culprit's colleagues haaicnvj rouse him to consciousness wlun M;0 Cleaven Sees waved them back wits tha words: "Bout wake him: m, might go away! Even when the uilnUu-- r v Carlsbad taking the waters he did not He his aeet a cipher forget circular. telegsam to the ministry one day or. sheet be to deriug passed rouu-- Nor a functionary was absent. Ia ug for burying grand-auand chritftt. have brrome ing nowbom infant regretted memories uf the pas1. M. Clemenceau's reforming l hu extended even in the prison. Hi, first visit was dot encouraging. The porter of St. Lasare prison, in ihe rse du Fauborugh St. Denis, opened the gate one morning to a little gentle man. Tho following dialogue tuok place: What do you want?" "I wlh to visit the eatablihnu nt" "Have you the prefect's iiermi. slon?" "No. I am the minister of the Uo and call the goveruoi " The porter stood aghast. Dually he stammered, "Monsieur le direct eur has gone out. Monsieur le minlsrre Well, then. cH the chief warder Again came the stammering reply that the chief warder was also out. ease with ths The asms was-thsister superior, ana finally M. Clemen-ceaInterviewed . tha clerk. For week the governor, chief warder, sister superlur. hardly ventured outside the prlaon gates for fear of an. (her visit from the tumble minister. It la impossible to crowd Into the limits of an article the aenaatonal doings of M. Clemenceau during the short period he has held the portfolio uf the Interior. It began with ' Courrierrs. The awful mining catastrophe, by which more than a thousand lives were i ri fired, occurred as will be remmea-hereIn Mareh, almost Immediately after the formation of the Barrlen Between sixty and thousand thousand miners under the Influents of revolutionary agitators strati work and for a time the situation was extremely grave. M. Clemenceau wait post hxotu to Lens, ihe head quarter of the Bslay and Broutchoux syndicates, the latter being openly The minister first iff all interviewed the Baalyites, whose leader is the mayor aqd parliamentary representative of Lens, and. then, to the utter diamay of prefect, mayor, police and all officialdom, announced Us intention of Interviewing the A minister In the revolutionary camp! Never had such g thin (Continued on Page II.) i berin-terpreilu- heed-lessue- y or fenders would lay themselves open To probably be 'reduced by witlwui the public serreprimauJ. degredatiou and finally dis- even vice being any the worse from the missal. The Auiei lean reader will doubt less point of view of work being accomfail to perceive au.tfliiug particularly plished. Now it i nor tu be supposed that startling qr revolutionary in the abuv-ordTo enlighten him on the sub- inese civil servants and "auacuea." these chair wanner, as they are ject I must make a dlgresslun. The civil service haw si all Time irrevereutly termed, are inferior in had a strong attraction fur French menial and intellectual capacity to fa Liter and mothers, who like to set I heir 'brethren who have choeu their their young hopefuls "functionaries." raieere. They are the product aud The work ia not excessive. The pav the victims of a 1m system, which Is nut excessive either lit must I be consists in selling two men to do the addedl, fur the commencing salary is work uf one, both being underpaid In ru n sequence. Hundreds of them turn au honest hours. This penny In and out uf wot thy paterfamilias has no sooner leached bis tittle home in the suburbs than he develops into an accountant or a copyist Thai correct luiulsterisl fiini'tiuusry (who wuM suspect It?) rises at 4 a. m. slid is sn inspector at lie CeUlrsl market -- Lea Halles until 7 s. m. Another si'. in the "box office uf s theater and actw at "controller." and au cn. The general public- - know a. of course, very little of the servants of the C'LEKEXCEAl' AT HIS DESK IS THE MIKIXTEV Itiom a lamt IWtisIt. eeau's circular spread consternation among the staff of the ministry of the Interior. Loud protestations were raised against the arbitrary methods of this republican" ministry, who, as tho opposition papers gloatingly pointed nut, wa preventing tho "bravea functlonnalree" from earning their dally bread. But M. Clemenceau held firm. "When I am at my office, he aaid, "it Is not tuo much to require the mlnlaterlsl ntaff to bo ut their poets, gereu hours work Is not OMsivo si a time when the eight-hou- r OF THE JXTEIUOE. one functionary had never net foot in (he ministry except to drew his salary. He had been earning fi.OOfl franca a year ($1,8001 at sn Inspector uf the Paris Mutucl (the only form of public bolting allowed by law) and, of course had no time to devote to hia minlateral duties. He was promptly dismissed and accepted ht misfortune without a murmur. Another truant only earqped a similar fate by proving that his chief had begged him to stay away, "as there was nothing for him to do." Brnutoh-outlst- He Tells of Usual and Unusual Uses to Which Wood Is Put. Men Might Be Dressed En tirely in It and Attract Small Attention. op and iTi.ii.-,- ' In carpenter Dory Teller As with U-iT-tu whUtl'nr. When fncle grandfather talkedtheheproprlcior. whittled, and, Joe whittled he always made though I was loo young then to reeetueHilng. Jin, John and member what he talked about I still Vfoni by, trying le figure out remember what he whittled. And I what & was making. never will forget my rhugrtn whrn eeked Jitn, the "What ta It to he passed the different thlugs around eMsst of tii group of to we hoys. For Jim he had made youacit a three-blade-d Lr.lfe of wood, the -ttrcieiMrf I us el I ir.ake when bladee of which would open and shut n hey," nnswireq Brel Joe, i with a snap like a spring-hac- k steel "Ts hut Its to mall," said John. one. John got a d one. "Youwe making it out it matches. But when It came my turn I only Yes, and I've a. toot fiulahrd, 4 Hunt edge, straight habv frenordej uncle. 'Oct in the ml-lr- t hnlfe, whittled all out of one piece. pin yoj c.in find end I It show And. although I was only a little bit you what It lav" Jrnn'e t dried for of tot, I will never fuiget how 1ie pin. as-- sfter a I' tils careful angry I was at the time, nor how putting together of tl.ugs. Uncle Joe greatly I longed to arrive at the held up before the children the tind knife age. iest kind of n windmill spinning "Did you ever stop to think, rapidly around. "This la for little Uncle Joe, "to how tnsny Jennie. he mid. One of Its moat uses la wood put? "Tell us a story," pleaded John, uaes wa it emunusual -and snrlent about when you wore a little boy. In of luouih-plat- e the making "No; keep on whittling; make me ployment of bra false Insertion the for something, requested Jim. a has been discovered by ex-Well get a good peach stone and teeth, of Egyptian nmmmies. amination nice, even pleco of pine, and I'll he answered. "In the ordinary walk of life, Be what I wan do, And this to everywhere we go, we ate constantly surrounded by or In contact with Joe's Story About Wood. wood. Take the average man how was a little boy my wood docs he carry on hi peraway from Kentucky, much In the first ldie-- e he mny have son? xsy sendther remained there, nose-rest- s to h.t eregliiasea; lil S!? grwiififlKtfcer came up North tn cork also be of wmid; tinrhiiii-l- ; ih,:t wa own time not long afer and pipe may same. the and Ills knife matches, gte first morning he spaut with us hs net my two older trotters and handle, lead tiencil, shoe peg and cane are of like marerl.i. And that CfM( itr Walk. been doesn't include hi newwiaper, nor had SMeqtandbttar and gr&adBther had the buttons on hi coat uni wfcMlWilghi, wa hut maker; o "Newspaper is in most instances been n o'.V.-ve- ? the fi:t mads of .he azura . aVmld stop ia it trt-.v- Wooden shoM are common In many work of fightlLg lu'secti : d rngoH parts of Eurojie. Indeed, wood and dlsesas. Tbs treu aro small, dom higher itnn a mans head, sol woody fibre admit of so many differauc.h work s pruning and sproylof ent forms of manufacture that a man Is much more easily dons. And thooih might he dressed throughout thereof while trees to fiuK JCrS the hull and attract no especial attention. "Wooden clocks aro famous, and the most cherished pomession of many of our oldest families In America is the old wooden clock. lt" Men engraved in two-blade- three-blade- reu-tlnue- d tin pa-tN.- fs fit , 't Mr- - 1 fully, nn wi-- ihe lulditfon of waM-- r to thin it ilovtn it Crf.v tluw, and of Hi mine to Mudlng MibhtMUi--v m.iki- - It hold lege: h it, the pulp may le made luo a s'h-kwhlrh. afier going through strainer, sneezing roller mid entigrtiug ami drying the wliii ii rhe ink ordinary pan-- tij'i-from type is put. th.it you may ior-,"And, although the prerent day type ia mostly ineial. It L nut to be that the flr.l iyies, or forgot weie also made of wend. wood i the material thet moat easily he carved or shaj ed and 'retain its pristine qu.ilhj. Frisilis 1 prn(-rMsr ti-- , qmil'v lnifar n- - It natural best', and, I once saw four miles of lumber In lie term may apply to raft form along the river front, with ,ns v wool, menu its utmost "Mo-i- t that die duwn each year linre hitle of wood lu their llai, most plant have tfhat I i oiled noody flbro. When a trie first s.iaits to grow thoie lx no wood In li. H in too soft. n. "When .'i!ng plant life turps it 1 wood. Trunk, llml'n and roots of trie tendrils m wood. Leaves, stems, pi.d partake i more of !) flhrou. Woody not pv,'ur: formed unless the i.'.ws of plant nre well expnsc.J to iscm. "la the utvn of Caw t'Lii.o, root-s-urk- , many people living thcrccn. Along shore were the carpenter shop. The Chinese (iivpenter and builder ha some praclleal notion. All rafter, bran ar.d support he leaves union n nud in their natural 'mini a ate. claiming for them superior supporting strength. And, as the average life of a Chinese bouse Is f:m tlin to 300 years It may be the C'ls:nee rarptrnter I not much astray in M pnirinn. "Attv.ii-- : al' of our ropes and rord-ur- e Is ir.ie of woody fibre, and so is niu'.b uf our finest muslin and lace. pictures on wood on metal and before did long they stone. Wood carving may be said to lie the earliest form of art, end wood engraving as a p pi fed to prlntlug processes la certainly the most ancient form of art reproduction. Wood oil make the Li.i varnish, and flte bent wood oil runtee from Burmah. Turpentine ulso come from wood. One of the finest wills ever made wn made by n Missourian. He left Ight acrs f walnut trees to hia eira. with certain provisions. No tree should lie rut until It isheuld reach a vermin age r girth; for each tree rut, iwo should he planted adjoining ground, reserved for such purpose. That man wa not and conservator of foronly a estry, hut wr aio ti great benefactor of humanity. Of la:p years ih dwarfing of fruit trees has receive. much attention at he bauds of orrhardlsts. There Is great su ing of apace, since the tree are mm h smeller. Wl.ii t .ntrter of an a.'u- will n.,t more than i :i apple trees of the ordinary kind. ua when the whole spare 1 given up to them, the same area will give quale room to five hjodted dwarf fruit It cm. properly selected and disposed. Dwarf trees come early into hearing. ?nir.e hear the first year .icy are plant,!. Mother advantage i ihr PR.--e with whlrh riiev may lie u,saaed. Till Is l'0'.ia'iy iaipvrtakt iaras lbs ni-t- or l i1 .. such thus to wood, run rather the quality of woof obtained from them is claimed tn bo superior. "Did you ever hear of an embalewl tree? It rounds queer, hut there k such. The hood of the tree briM hollow la mads 1 cut off, n cup-lik- e the top, and creosote, or crude car bollc acid of coal lar la poured 1 The liquid penetrates down and K ter the cells of the wood tlasue, aal aoaking in, practically embalm! tM tree, which, when cut Into fence posts, railroad ties or Into any fora Intended for bnrlal in the earth, last much longer. More propay names among at lions have sprung from wood la IB various forms than from any othef source of nomenclatuie. From Arh to Woodruff you will lie surprised t note how many you can Ihini d between. "The buttons on my coat are mf of sawdust mixed vlth other thing chiefly blood, and powerfully cor proceed In mould. Nor are butlorx the only nnlclrs made of monllel wood. There are many others. During his talk on wtfod. whir? Included much not here record'd, Uncle Jos had whittled vritn neat' net and despatch. Of the pes-'stone he f.ad fashioned a bsfcct I Jennie. For John he had mad knife, and for J!rt a res With her tief lation lhree-blade- r. wind-mi- ll and her rate Httlr bzA llIled and Jucnio was highly lighted. But, poor John! One itlf,e In raefsl attctul M lip quiver hrave. Tie rUu ?,.wevfc appear bait! ,l was loo much anl with t I he h:urd pathos wry I can t Ua- -a Vao llS5i h Iwo-htad- ed if b' "