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II "FIIK TFMPHH AHY II GUI Lui L 'Unl 'uliU H' ; rowers of Uio Scnntc. H Jn (in article nn ' The Ollorchy of H tho Senate." which ho cnnttlbutcs tn H tho February number of tho North H American Itevlew, Mr. A Maurlto Low K argues Hint Hie Senate) hus gradually H,I taken to Itself power which tho H 1 iramors of the Constitution never In- H ( tended thit branch uf tho intlon.il .j legislature to exortlro. Through nn H I abuse of Its right to amend bllln Hj 1 originating In the Homo of lleprcsent- H ntlves. tho riennto I111 lrl tally as- H j fumed control of the nppinprlntlng H I power, which was Intended to be the H ' exclusive prerogative of thu House Ii H la tho Senate. Mr. Low avers, which H l dominates legislation, tho Houkc hav- H Ing been In effect reduced to ft iirgllgl- H Me quantity F.i en tho President may B " ho made on occasion tn feel Its power, B nn when It rejects u Presidential nnml- H nation out of repaid to th obligations j of tho no-called Sctnlorlal icnirte- B ' slea. ' It In notorious, too, siys Ml HHH Low, that tho pnner of tho Senate ccn- ters In tho hands of tho linlf-doen or so Senators who are nt tho head of the j Important committees, thoe men bc- Ing to all Intents and purposes the hen- nte of the, United Htntm. Mi. Low HHB criticises etreniiousl) tho prnncnosa of tho Senate to Interfere In the conduct of our foreign relation lie enys 'Ah Phoning tho Resumption of tho Senate, notice tho remarkable change made In the wording nf n recent treaty. HHH i Last year tho Senate rntined n treaty with Omit llrltaln (Thn Tenure ami i Disposition of Ileal and lVrsonnl Prop-crt)), Prop-crt)), providing for tho disposition nf real ealnto, and giving any Hrltlsh colony tho right to idhero to tho eon-entlon eon-entlon on notice from the Hrltlsh Embassador Em-bassador n,t Washlnrton to tho Sccro- tnry of Slate; and, similarly, any pos- sessions of tho United HI ilea Imjond HH tho seas wero tn ho Inclmled In the H compiet upon notice holng given by I the representative of tho United States nt London, by dlroellnn of the President Presi-dent Tho Renito amended this tn read 'by direction nf tho tre.ity-iiiiMns poller of tho United Slates' Thus, by tho addition of n few words, the Senate nsaumeil to Itself tho right to HH conduct foreign relations, an nsstimp- HH tlon for which no warrant can be found HH In tho Constitution." HBbJ Tlio Itouso Wo Used to Live In, HHB The house wo used In llvo In looks nt tis H Bo wistfully as wo go driving liv, Tho wind th-it mikea Ha near tree mur- HHK Piles swiftly aHcr with entreating sigh j Come back! come backl wo hear It low H Implore, H Lift up the grass-choked gale, tho earth- H stnlned door, H And enter In )our childhood's homo onto HH , Ah, not 'let us rnakn merry with light B speech HI I Of nener dais and push tho past nslde HI l Close to that dear tho Imhy used tn reat h The knnh ami play with It Iwforo he le used tn sleep nn the broad window sill, A sunbeam In his curls nn, tint thit hill This level mad Drive fast-oh, faster still BH How small It wust Ilefnrn tho birds nrn H grown B They lie so warmlv In onn tiny nest. nut all the nn'ld la theirs when they H hivo flown, la . H And foreign roofs replicn tho mother's H breast H Ah, well-Ood eareth. St before ua now H Thn ampler home beneath a lorty tmucli H i 1.1ft up the saddeneil heart und ih.ir the I brow, BHl 'or In that empty nest beyond the hill H Are blessed shadows at Immortal ease; 1 The sunerownM bab) on the window sill, H The hippy children underneith the trees, 1 Old house, look not so plieous Thou art H Of lsrger lives the very sweetest part. H Thn first love of the unforgrtllne heart. 1 -Kthrlwn Wetherald Hi Youths Com- !panlon Not Just What She Meant. , , The pltfills which the i:ngllsli Inn- K ' Rtince offers to the fotrlgnerure nnny. f I A Trent h woman who has undertaken I housekeeping In New- York thought cho HHE had a good working knowledge of tho HHH language, but she soon dlsiovered her HHy mistake HHN One day last summer she. called n cir- R renter an.l planned with him to have HH pome vvork done about the house In tho HHI wny of putting up shelves, taring some HH I doors and Improving the place In other HH smalt was. Bhe went over tho ground I I with him as carefully as possible tn get I I nn estimate of vihu the work would H After It vvaa done the hill submitted I was considerably In excess of tho mm HHa , first nnined The woman endeavored H to remonstrate, hut succeeded only In putting her Fremh thought Into tho H following English "Hut ou are more j dear to me than when vie wero llrst j engaged." Short rttnrles. HBj Tho Baby nncl the Monkey. HHI Itahlen uro very like little moitkcvs, HHI and vie nre least liumin when vie uro j jnungest. Hut by wny of snlue, nnd to save our self-conceit If that has gut. H J fered, they assure us thit whereas the HI llttlo monkeys grow less nnd less like W humans every hour they grow, our H babies turn their backs on the monkey H type at the first squirm, and grow wny from It hand over list during the whole of their protracted period of le- velopmont. The monkey rhlld'n strength runs to Jaw and length of limb, nnd to nullity mid monkey vins. The human child's noso nsscrts Itself, Ills brain grows nnd grows, ami In- fists on having room to expand In, md , his skull takes rhapo accordingly. He finds his legs, mid giudimlly puts them to use, though In some children strength comes to tho legs veij slowly. Thn leirned doctors assuro us, too that the period of upward development H , In which the child arows moui human nil the time, nnd keep putting dlxtnuce between hlmrelf and the monke. Is K In Infancy and early jouth, nnd that H picsently upward evolution stops, nnd development becomes "an adnptutlon to tbt environment without regard to upward zoological niovemcpt ' - K. S, j Martin In Harper's for I'cbiujrv. . A Prudent I'nrson. I A well-known minister. In a small hut pelert congregation not for from Boston, received an Invitation to n, nwell supper to be given by mix of the . wealthy members of his church The 1 euppcr was so very swell that the dominie found himself uurtoundei by dress suits nnd extremely fashionable evening toilets. When he got home, most nitur.illi the first thing his wife said to him was 'Thomas, what did the ladles hive on? "I don't know, my dear," he replied: "I didn't get under the tnblc ' Iloston Iernld, Mental Capacity of thn "Chick." In 185 I nia,de a great many experl- menu with yeans chicl.s, tcstlns tfcMr ( ability to learn n variety of perfoim- , nnces. such aa getting out of n box bj Seeking .it a certain spot on door or i v .' JuTP'11 "Pon H ""! Platfoim or ; by pulling down a string with theli ' ".h r,1PlnT from a pen by going up a ladder or following an Intilcate path thiough a maxe, etc, etc.. writes rrof. Edward L. Thorndlke of Colum- Ja iSPvVtily. ln Tn" n'matlonal Monthly for February They learn readily to abandon those acts which i ( ' bring discomfort .d to emphaslao those which nre successful In securing them food, sheltel, waliuth and the tompanlonshlp of their fellows. Their learning, like that of the fishes, Is essentially es-sentially 11 ploiesi of selection 1 r Instamc n thlik Is tonllned In n tago fiom whli h It tan escape only by pecking peck-ing nt n tertaln spot nnd so opening the door It sees Hie other thliks and fond outside and reacts tu the situation (confinement; ucon-dlng tn Its Inborn organization, by running about peeping, peep-ing, Jumping at the walls, living; to Hqucezo lhriui,h any small openings, and peiklng nt the barrkis routining It. The thick feels n suae or more nf lmpuls(s to a score or more nets It Its ilsi tlons Intluiie one particular act, iiuiii1, n ik at a reitaln spot, It, of course esi apes This one act Is followed fol-lowed hv fieulom, food and gi neral lumfort. The otlur ucts resulted only In ii contlnunmo of the unpleasant sol-Itaiy sol-Itaiy tonllnemeiit If. after the chick has enjoved freedom a while, vie put It Into the uigo nguln we have n repetition repe-tition of the llrst event exiept that the ihkk la like ly to run and prep and Jump and squeeze less, and to peck nt the door sooner If we continue this process so that the chick Is nrpln nnd again i onrronled by the situation iiiiilliicmnnt In a box of such nnd such appearance" It lonstanlly decreases the uselesa ntls and perfoims tho suitable suit-able nno sooner and sooner, until finally It pecks at the spot Immediate!), whenever when-ever put Into that box It Ins learned, we sai, to get out nf the box by pecking peck-ing nt it certain spot Her Intentions Were Rood, Slio renlly Intended pus InK her faro vihtn she bonnlcd the stied tni, for she had Id edits saved Tumi the har-galn-clny scrimmage, but the conductor happened to be u gentleman, and by paving the faie himself saved her a wenr wnlk to the family residence fihe hid the 10 cents with her when she hoarded the ml, and she still had the moiiev when the conductor eaine through on Ms trip for fares, but shn did not lay the conductor It was all the mnlorman's fault. With her iirma full of bundles, she was compelled to holil the 10-rint pleto between her teeth The motorman turned on the eiirient, the car gavn n Jerk anil she gave n start 'I'nie, please," said the conductor, nnd she turneil pile "I rnn't pay jou," she stammered, going from white to reel and from reel back to white Hut I tan't i any vou for nothing," remonstrated the cnndiictoi I know It, but 1 can't help It. I hid the money when I gut on the car, hut-but hut-but I swallowed It" A rough on the other side nf the tir snorted a rude laugh, but the conductor con-ductor was a gentleman, and without another word he pulled the register lope for another faro and passed on. Kt Paul (llnhe "Froedom of Contract." To the tapllnllit corporation tho iinge-coiitriiit Is simply n eiuestlon of so man dollars to he paid, writes Sidney Webb In Tho Internntloml Monthly for l'ebruaiy. To the workman. work-man. It Is it nutter of plating, for ten or twelve hours out of every twenty-four, twenty-four, his whole life nt the disposal of his hirer. Whnt hours ho shall work, when mid wheie he shall get his food, the sanllarj conditions of hi cmploj-ment, cmploj-ment, the safetj of tho michlncrj, the lempornlurc anil atuiospheie to which he Is subjected, the fatigue, or strulus that he enduies, the ilsks of dlsense or accident that ho liuuri all theso aio Involved In the workman's tontratt, nnd not In his cniplojei s. Theso are matteiH of as vital Importanco tn the wiige-cirnci as nre his wage Yet about these matters he cannot, In practice, prac-tice, h.irgnln nt nil Imagine n weiver, before accepting eniplojment In n Mas. sachusetts cotton mill, examlnlnB tho proportion of stenm In the atmosphere of the shed teatlng the strength of the shuttle-guards, and trltklslng tho soundness of the shafting belts, it Pittsburg mechanic prjlng Into tho security se-curity of the hoists nnd tranes or tho safety of the lithea nnel steum hammers ham-mers among which ho must move, it work girl In n riihngo sweat-shop computing the cubic spate which will be hei shaie of the wmkioom, discuss-lug discuss-lug the ventllttlon, warmth nnd light-Ing light-Ing of the place In which she will spend nearlj nil her working life, or examining examin-ing disapproving!) tho snnltnty ac-roniinoilntlons ac-roniinoilntlons provided, think of the man w ho wants a Job In n New Jersey white lend works testing the poisonous Inlluerice of the pntlculir process em-plojeil em-plojeil ami retkonlng In terms of dnl-Inrs dnl-Inrs and cents tho exact degree of in-Jury in-Jury to his health which he Is consenting consent-ing to undergo On all theso matters at nny rate, we must nt once glie up he notion of freeelom of tontract In the absence bf mi restraint of h the conditions of sanitation, decency nnd securlt) from accident in the various vari-ous enterprises of the United Stntes Steel corporation or the Standard OH tnmpanj. the Western Union Tele graph company or the lVnnsi u n,.i, railroad nre absolute! at thl nercv of the rulera of these great underuk Ings The declele theJs condmnns ,,'f 1 e for the millions of icofkmen ho they cmplo) and thus, to this extent nnnhu1T,,?"Vn,,?"-"""bl''''-(Jind, It Is to be hoped, ns humane) n they ,l fr ,hpr ,,, In ti," gen eral course of human nature 're marked the shrewd found" "of Xe t'lenn, T"'"tlon 'poiier over a over hUwllf"0"" nn,oun, ,0 a Not KqunI to It. wnlVer."1'" JO"' ",'r- "r" a,k he n,', rh-ch-rh-rheeii s-s-rnndw ich "AnMhlng else " "App'teU 'W-a-n-fl" 'e" N- n n no" 1 emon cieam pie" ",V -n n no " 'custard pie'' " n -ii no " "Pumpkin pie'" w-Vo:,?11"'1"""' " ""d -Chicago Tribune. Amwloan Demand for Diamonds. 'Th we iid has nevei seen, mid In no other part of the world Is there now o be seen anj thing tkB America's uo r. e'r; iTaV "," ,",,o"n ,,y """ "n; mJrlvl 'v"1!"1 II,0rt' ,nnn t""-" .V-.I Ne, ork tablahnicnts nre rT,1 " ?lcly 'V,m Importation of precious stones, when agents of Amei-ih. Amei-ih. fil1"'" nrp 'er,rt'hlng ruro,e for or iJ) ,11' Kf") nn.d hor"ll endeav-ri.i endeav-ri.i '!.' ","p,, A,m,rlcan nppHla fo-rubles fo-rubles and emeralds and when six thousand men In South Africa nre toll ng to obtain diamonds morr than l",f ,",' ",hlc" n,.e .'" a '" e beamy and happiness of the American womin si,i.. .'i,'hlt hn" r""d the United Stites to become the greatest diamond runrket In the wmld For her wen",. Imported In a single )ear SSOOoonoo worth of precious stones, fi iisr ,. one period we smuttgled them in at I the rate of 7eYKifKio B )rar (0r lie! we annually buy something like lu oon.iwe) wortrl of diamonds, old thus for hei sake, heartlessly leave nfjho worlds total output of diamonds, onlj some lmm worth to satisfy ho vanity of all the rest of the "nn ,n S.fJ,h For.h" adornment , '""? nually cause lo ho brought to thin country diamonds weighing III he ng gregate one thoussnd two hundred pounds, a weight three times that of toe t lal outrut of the famous Klmber K fl in, and prnctleall) the equal of that of the whole of South Africa the we rids greatest diamond mine '-Frank '-Frank S Arnett In Alnslcc s. When Your Clothes Don't Tit. I once went to a party with a ret o' reg lar swells I thought that I would lie a renu, an' captivate the lielles. An see I hired a ell ess suit, which I thought would be ndmtreil . . Hut pietty soon I known! that ever)lody knnwed twns hired. I felt the wrinkles In Hie back The sleeves w tin t le.ng enough . It wrmei! alrail six Inches 'twlxt my glove top an' my cuff . , I shuck hans once or twice an" then I went back homo an qutt. 'Cause there ain't no Joy In llvln' when uur clothes don t lit An' eomcllmes I feel sorry for tho hustlln", A-scrainblbi' Biid'ii-cllmpln' as persistent Fur se.tnn enq ty mark of glory, when he s likely lo he v excel lly nut exactly knowln' whit Us proper to do next For link la mighty freaky An' a man frets lost an' grim VAhen II puis him In n uniform that wisn t Inilll for him .. . , , Tho honors that ou covet don t bring happiness a bit. When vou suddenly discover thit )our clothes don't -W ashlngton Star. Wolseley and Mell a. Field Marshal I.oid Wolseley, hero of campaigns has met defeat In nn engagement en-gagement nf wits He has been vanquished van-quished b) a woman The victor In the little ellnnei -table till was Mine Meiba and the scene nf the occurrence the house of n menileer of the Ililtlsh arlstocrne) Mnie Melbi nt this dinner wn seated seat-ed nt the right of Lord Wolseley who was at the right of ihe hostess of the evening I.oid Wolsele) at the besln-nlng besln-nlng of the dinner asked of the hostess host-ess Who I the lad) nt in) rlght7" "Wh. that Is Mme Melba " Who Is till' Mme Melba" "Is It possible that our lordship does not know Hie great singer?" Oh, jes Horn In Australia, I believe" be-lieve" Ami with tint Hie flenernl applied ap-plied himself tn the couise then served After a few minutes he turned to the prlmt donna, greeted her pleasantly, and said , . ' l'ou are an Australian. I believe, madame? I know a great deil about jour counttj My brother lives In Melbourne ' Ah, prny, sir, whit la the mine of jour biother?' the singer mlvely Inquired , C.nodness! Why, his name Is the samo as mine Wolseley," nnswered the sin prised ndlcer "Who Is Wolsele)' I do not recnll that nnme," Mme Melba explained " by. I mil flen Wolseley," replied the astonished ofllcer. "Wolsele) ' Wolsele) ? Wolsele) ?" whispered the singer as If appearing to refresh her memory. And then the (lenernl applied himself again to tho food He had learned his lesson I-on-don Correspondence Phllidelphla Ninth American Cheapness of Wireless Telegraphy. It Is rather needless tn say that Marconi's Mar-coni's splendid demonstration of transoceanic trans-oceanic signaling means. In the near future, n big reduction In cable lolls. Marconi himself sa)s that a cent n word la within sight. Hut even this Is a puiel) arbitrary figure. In Ilnglmd, whero tho public telegraph tele-graph Is not run to enrich rich people, It is possible lo send a twelve-word message nn)where In the kingdom for sixpence There Is no goml reason why. with henlth) tompctltlon. a SO-weird message from New lork to London. Paris or Mnnlli should not be sent and delivered for a dime, or, for that matter, anywhere In tho United States. The llrst cost Is small A wireless-telegraph wireless-telegraph station Is more complicated thin nn ordlnniy Morse station, and msts more. Hut needing neither cables, wlics. Insulators, por poles, the stations are practically the whole of the expense. ex-pense. Such an Installation ns those of the Marconi company on board tho ocean ships probably costs between $-00 and 1300, nt retail The largest expense Is a good Induction coll, which for a twelve-Inch spark, costs between 1150 and 20e) the rest of the npp trains, any clever meclnnlc, once he has seen It ami read the descriptions, of which the eclentlllc Journals leem tnn rig up for himself And t.ie field Is frc The shower of patents lias bee n luge Slgnor Mntronl alone hns taken out 1 1-' lint the) relate chieily to miliar Impiniemcnts nnd speclil device's, which while doubtless often of Individual value, are not a block to others to try thlr hand If, for example, Prof Ilranly hail patenteel his discovery, nnd had applied It to the reception of signals himself, Instead of leaving that to Prof Lnile nnel others, then we might have had another Uell Telephone monnpol) As It Is, wireless telegraph) has been made possible by men w ho do not take out patents and whose woik Is not done for mono) Carl Sn)der, In Itevlew of Rev lews for February. The Otlptn of "Buckbonrd." Thue are few persons, sit)n a soldier sol-dier long since returned to civic ranks, who know hoiv the, ,-i erne buikboard mine to be applied to a vehicle It was ana) back In tho early 'JOs, when the transportation of goods wares ami merchandise wis principally all by wagons Ilr Iluck, who for long eirs after was the military storekeeper here, vivis then In ihirge of stores en route to army posts In the Southwest. In east Tennessee dllllculty was experienced experi-enced b) reason of the rough roids, nnd there wero frequent mishaps, niostl) fiom Ihe wagons overturning I)r Iluck overhiuled the otittlt, and ab indenting the wagon bodies, long boards weie set directly on the axles or hung below and the stoiea viere reloaded re-loaded In sinh a, manner that there wero nn further delnjs fiom breakdowns, break-downs, and the storea safely inaihf-d their destination The Ilea doubtless was not new, but Di Iluek's exnmile was followed, cspetlill) when ronels weie lough, nnd soon much hauling was done bv the use of wheel axle ami boards onl). Now the fashionable buckboard retails the old gentleman to some of us." Washington Star. Docto Enormous Fees. In the me 1 world some enormous fees have bee, old fiom time to time In 1"l!.' Hik famous Hertfordshlie physician physi-cian Thomas Dlmsdnle, was summoned sum-moned to Ht Petersburg to vaccinate tho Kmpiess Catherine II He was in the city less thin it week but so sue cessfully did h accomplish hi task that he was paid a consldemtinu or 12 000, in addition to a life p..nelnn of fHOO n venr Another enstlj vaccinating vaccinat-ing oreratlnn was that ieifoimed a few )oa ago tipm six Indian ltajan nnd from nih of the patients he ie celved flOOon for less thin it da) a work When King IMiv ail or Ihe Pilneeof Walce ns he was then Ih) at death s J" " OPlu'l'l fever ihe famous William .Tenner wis called In for a period of four weeks nnel In return for it he was paid at the cite of f2WI a week mid gli, n a baionetev In tho bargain bar-gain Nor 'IS II b) HP' pna Un usuil for him tn recede a fee of (mo for an huurs consultation with lees celebrated Pltlenfs nut royalty Invaiiahly p)s their medical attendants highly The late Sir Morell Mm kenzle Journeed to Her Un to relieve the sufferings of the Emperor Em-peror Frederick during his last Illness and secured a feo of fM.ono, w hlle Trof yacherlno of Moscow who wait called tn Lavlda when Ihe Czot Alexander III lay dying, was ptesented with a cheek for Jl,si In addlllen to nil expenses for n two days attendance upon his Illustrious patient I)r Yowski, the famous oculist, pocketed n feo of 27 000 for attending the Shah's son at Teheran Te-heran some )ears ago a figure completely com-pletely put Into the shade by that cip-tured cip-tured by n Hrltlsh army surgeon, who paid occasloml visits to the Itajah of Hampur, India, when that potentnte wus suffering from nn ncuto attack of rheumatism 1 ho pitlent did not wait for him lo send In hi bill, for, finding his treatment beneflclil ho rewarded him with n draft for 10030. Tho highest medical fee over paid, however became tho property of n blind ihyslclun, Dr. Gale or Urlstol, who cuied a wealthy patient of a diseased dis-eased knee b) electric treatment nnd In return found hi bmklng account rlchei by fSO.COO. Pearson's Weekly. A Defense of tho "Old Maid." A toast I offered to the spinster! We meet a great many pleasant people In this wotld but nowhere do we find a more satisfactory person than tint elderl) unmanled woman generally and anniewhit disrespectfully known as the old mild," and supposed to be afflicted with "nerves" nnel n cantankerous cantan-kerous disposition As n matter of fact, she Is frequently the sweetest, most self.forgetful of her sex She usual!) walks, with tatt and a. loving heart In other women s paths, live In other women's Jois, making them her own The chlldien adore her, for she becomes to them n sort of fairy godmother, one who possesses all th3 tenderness of it mother without the extremes of maternnl discipline She loves to give children it 'good time," nnd does It with extruoidlnary success. In household details, what a licnsiuc How tniny dlnneis owe theli success lo her. who tea (is no gloi) except the glory of doing' And In the ultimate trhls nf life, what n prop ami solace she becomes' Hut It is to the joung boy-livers of the funll) that she exhibits ex-hibits the finest flower of het capiclty for friendship What a gift of understanding under-standing she seems tn hive' There Is no dllllculty she cannot dissipate, no fear she cannot lessen, no tender little hilf-scared hope thit she does not encourage to bloom for the other woman It Is nlwajs for someboi.ey else that she Is working and perhaps It Is this which gives to her e)es the look that even the worst among us unconsciously associates with nil that Is best and fairest In life Let them make fun nf her If thev will but could we do without her? Harper's Week-I). Week-I). Ilonesty nnd Policy. "Yes," sild the policeman, "a pi-trnlmin pi-trnlmin meets with many thrilling adventures ad-ventures nnd hairbreadth escapes, nnd I had my shnre of them while on the force, I think the one thit made my hilr curl hardest happened one night on Fulton street I was sauntering along and wondering If the horse I hid backed for the next daj's races would come In first, when I siw a package on the sidewalk a few feet awa). It struck me In a moment that the package contained money, and my heart vvas In my mouth as I sprang forward nnd picked It up It was scarcely In my hand when the roundsman rounds-man turned the corner nnd stood before be-fore me nnd sild " 'Pick. I am sure that package Is made up of greenbacks ' '"So am I,' I sild " Hand It over to me,' savs he. '"For win 7" snjs I "necnuse I'm lour superior ofllcer nnd looking for JS0 000 to buy and furnish fur-nish me a country reslderce "Til divide.' sais I " 'That's ngln discipline nnd tempting tempt-ing an honest man. Hand It right over.' "1 handed It over," sighed the ex, 'and the roundsman bought him a bemtlful country Seat nnd lived the life of a nnbob to his death When he left tho force I asked Mm If he would not hire mo to cut his grass and wish his carriage, but he shakes his head, and says: "'Couldn't do It, Dick. Nabob nnd patrolmen never get nlong together. You go right on and find another package pack-age and keep It for )our honest).'" Hrooklm Citizen Common Sense. O Common Sense! No dlidem Is thine. And on th) plain, unsentimental face There is no brllllano nor hint of grace. And let I love thee nnd would mike thee mine. Pecauie thou art eesentlillv ditlne Thou only through life a (ih)rlnth canst traco The true, safe pith for our distracted l'ver to follow thee, my heart Incline! Onen on tho wllilerness of waters wide Ilmoelrcl the spirit nnd the licnils uprose, Anel chaos saw sweet order then torn-mtnee torn-mtnee Such Is thy power, nnd where thou dost Lich moon nnel plant straight and stalely stale-ly goes, , Heaven-born, earth-saving Common hense Kate Upson dirk In Hoston Iludget. Mr. Carnegie's Oift Abused. Trom a speech delivered by Principal Prin-cipal Story nt the annual conference of tbe students' councils of Scottish universities, It appears tint Mr. Carnegie Car-negie s recent gift Is being abused The donor Intended to give poor students stu-dents a free education. So far the scheme has been nn unqualified success. suc-cess. The advantages have, however, been utilized by other and less needy students, who can vvell afford to pay the fees Principal Story. In refcirlng to the matter, said that the best reme. dy was the tientlon of it healthy public opinion nmong tinder-graduates If this were formed there would be no more complaint as to the ubuso of Ml. Carnegie's gift by people for whom It vvas not Intended London Express. Faith in rioflt-Sharing. Samuel M. Jones. Ma)oi of Toledo, student, thinker and humanitarian, who sends ft theiki rcpiesenllng 5 per cent of wages to e tth of his employe s at Chilstmis and gives to eath a topy of bis lueezy Lottets of Loie and Lt-bor," Lt-bor," talks tn them In Golden Hulo park on almost eviry Sunday afternoon after-noon In summer, or rets some other man nf Ideas to talk to them i undue ih n klndergnitcn for the children in tjol-clen tjol-clen little house, tukcB his wcuk eople on plcnks up the liver and so, tint evcrybod) has n weeks vacation with pi), has an abiding faith In pintlt-sharlng pintlt-sharlng ns the llrst step In the economic econom-ic tevnlutlon ii hUh is to lultig the millennium mil-lennium nearer ' Piollt-shirlng he said, the othtr day, over his nun slgnaluie is a phisu of eo-oi elation and, though thero Is not much of an outward manifestation, I believe that the co-operative spirit Is Blowing throughout Ihe totinti) and the world 1 believe th il by tho slow piucesses of (.iciiith und evolution nf-tci nf-tci the slow lapse of )ears, society is going to irallze a perfect demount) In Industiy and the hrolheily relations tu life outlined In the hlstcuy of tho eurly Christians, wheic vie mo tnld that No m in said that might he possessed was his own nellhei wits theie any among them thit lacked, but distribution was maelo to each nceoidlng as any hml need' I do not believe that thero I to ho an cionomlc revolution in upheaval up-heaval that will bring about a change fiom Ihe present c ipltallstlo and pi out gelling sjstcm to it socialistic state of affairs thiil Is, I do not believe that the socialists will ever 'lako foiclble possession of land nnd thn Instruments of nroductlon ns the) sav but thiough the growth of Intelligent! eirh min will tome to see himself ns a pan nf the whole, anil come lo understand Unit onl) ns he co-operates from tint stanelpolnt can ho In any proper sense realize happiness I believe that the trust movement Is an Indication of the growing spirit of tn-operatlon, linmoril In Its primary aspect because it la in spiled by the eleslro for bUger profits hut It Is really religious In lis results that Is, It eliminates waste Its falluto Is found In Ihe fact that It does not City Engineer when he urged the Coun- I Justly distribute the saving effected by the economy of combination The next step, and the Inevitable one a I believe, be-lieve, 1 co-operation In the Held of distribution that will Involve the men who work with their hand as well as those who vvork with their heads.'" II. U. Ai matrons, In Alnslee s. Oiil Wished to Help Sibley. Representative Sibley of .1'ennsilvn-nil .1'ennsilvn-nil ha n beautiful bald pale. It shines with glistening smoothness. A few da) s ngo a little girl was visiting at Mr. Slblev'a handsome heme on K street As she sat near the Congressman Congress-man In tho library, enjoying the open flro and the big hearth, a funny thouijht seemed to stilko her, for she lnugheel out loud. Mr hlblei, she snld presently, "wnulelnt you like a rabbit painted on our hold? ' 'I.Ike what?" queried Mr. Sibley, ns he smiled upon his little visitor. "A rabbit painted on jour head," repeated re-peated the youngster. "Why?" naked the Incautious Sibley. "Pecause," said tho little one, triumphantly, tri-umphantly, 'It would look like a hare," Cleveland Plain Dealer. A dullness Community. Drowning never failed to read the London dally pipers, but seldom found time to look nt those published in Venice. When he did take up one of the latter he would smile and say "Now listen to the Iniquities committed commit-ted In this wicked city yosterda) 1" Then he would lead aloud the police reports, which never recotded anything more serious than it petty theft of oais or furcole cavall ill gondoln, or. at the vioist, some household linen by a bold thief abstracted from Its drying place to the value of Jl frnncs. Compnison of these delinquencies with those of slmllir lolumns In other lands wns really a source of delight to the poet ' How pleasant It Is to be In the niHst of so guileless a comnmnlt) 1" he would say, with . genial laugh On rending tho tieciolngles, vvhlth often recorded the demise of some ono ' morte nella nncora freson etn dl sessantnclnque nnnl ' (denel nt the still youthful age of C3 ) "They consider 6- nn early death apparently,' he said, with a smile. February Century. "I Shall Not do ns Others Do." I shall not go as others do To seek the quiet spot In which they laid tho last of inn; There nil f loved Is not! It would not help me. who havo known That all thit life could die. Tee read the record on the stnno ltecorellng where you lie. I do not seek ion In the grave Hard by the lvled tower. Hut when the sun Is on the wave. The dew drop on tho flower. v hen morning sings anel swsltows dart Across the blue nbove, I feel vour spirit stir the heart In which I burled love llennell rtndd In February Century. Civil Government In Porto Hico. The story which Charles II. Allen, the first Civil Governor of Porto Illco, tells In his article In the February number of the North American Itevlew, entitled "How Civil Government vvas Kstah-llshed Kstah-llshed In Porto Illco," Is one of much Interest. In-terest. The situation to which Mr. Allen nnd his coidjutors hid to address themselves whence military regime In the newly-acqulred Itland came to an end Involved many problems not easy of solution The people, though disposed to be friendly toward their new lulers, had never had any experience In self-government self-government or its practical methods They weie. besides, divided locally Into factions. The whole machinery for conducting con-ducting the public affairs of tho colony had to be created and set In motion, and measures had to be taken for providing pro-viding the resources for meeting the necessary expenses of the Government. Americans may well feel proiul of the manner In which the illlllcult problems pettnlnlng to thslr task were solved by those to whom that duty was delegated, without precedent of any kind to guide them, nnd Mr. Allen's account of the work done, which forms a new chapter In the history of our national development, develop-ment, Is characterized by the authority which comes from the fact, not only that he wns n participator In It and nn c)e-witness of It, but that the main responsibility for the suececsful nccom-pllshment nccom-pllshment of It rested upon his shoulders. should-ers. Mr. Allen thus sums up tho condition condi-tion which existed at the close of the first )ear of the new government: 'The first fiscal year tlosed on June SO. 1100. with all bills paid, with, a valuation of the Island of over one hundred million dollars against which theie wns not a dollar of floating or funded Insular debt and with n clean, wholsesome surplus of over one and a half million dollais, entirely available nnd Biibject to check. Such Is the result re-sult of the first jear'a Amei lean administration admin-istration of Torto nico; civil government govern-ment fullv established nnd running smooth!) In i departments, a complete financial reoiaiilzatlon, with a lower rate of taxation than elsewhere to he found, nnd let yielding abundant revenue; reve-nue; a peoplo contonted and beginning begin-ning to realize the benefits of American sovereignty, nnd reidy to understand, perhaps, tho real meaning of the motto on their great senl, 'Prospern lux oritur' a happy day Is dawning." Ono Child's Curiosity. The child was I icurs old. logical, persistent per-sistent nnd curious. The mother endeavored, en-deavored, In all posslblo conscientious, ness, never to depirt from nny state-ment state-ment once made the child ns fact Ono Afternoon this tonvcrsitlon occurred mother1?"1 h"C la your B"'"d- "In heaven, dsar." 'Oh'" Silence and apparent absorption In tO)s for a full hour Then ; Mother, didn't. I tome from heaven?" Of course, t "Ilf""r 't? awfully funny that I eloesnt lemember meeting yeiur grandmother theie- '-New York Tlme An Incorruptible Official. !e 'Y"Uv.,fl' " JlaK'trate at St Ran-veur Ran-veur ie v. Itomte Department of Lee ml "' rested a notice on the wans of the commune i nrnlng tho In-'W'JI In-'W'JI if they continue to lm. I nrttine him to nttcpt presents of poultry gnme, piovlslnns, etc, 'with (ill Intention etsy to define," ami slop him In tho street to request him to use his Inlluence In favor of their rr en.is he will pioeeed against them with the utmost ilgor of the law. London Inlly Mall, Carnegie's Epitaph. That shrewd nnd always entertain, lug rich min, Andrew Cninegle. took occasion In the course of un nddress last evening to suggest nn epitaph for himself I think," he said, "thnt I shall havo put upon my tombstone this Inscription- ' "Here lies a man who knew how to get around him n great many men who viero much cleverer than he was himself " Mr Carnegie not only has framed In theso few words a most honorable anel desirable Inscription for hla tombstone but hus glien ,n valuable recipe for greilness and pbwer To be canny, to glie genius its head without letting It get beyond control, to diaw out of oilier men the best that Is In them this Is greatness, this Is powei Undoubtedly Un-doubtedly Mr Carnegie hns shown ahlllt nf this sort to i marvelous de-erree de-erree The man who directs, conserves and renders i practical tho brilliant minds which he haB the shrewdness to discover and enlist In his enter-prise enter-prise is himself a great ninn A connoisseur con-noisseur of brains, ho yel has a lib. rnil supply of that desirable article under his own hat. he can appicclate good service, can get ttgether men cipahle of giving It, can draw It forth, can reward It geneiously and can make the most of what It produces Tho epitaph suggested by Mr. Carne gie should serve several useful purpose- besides standing to tho honor of n, unique personality It should aid other men In their efforts to achieve large successes by taking out of them that particular Ingredient of their essential es-sential egotism which Is offensive to others and harmful to themselves That men nre men and not tools Is a lesson vvhleh some masterful cap tains of great enterprises find difficult to learn, Mr Carnegie's epitaph may help them to grasp this Important truth. To the clever nnd ambitious loung man the same sentence gives a clear glimpse of tho formula by which success Is achieved The nbracandabrn Is eas) If )ou know how to apply It Hut to overlook the tidy bunch of brains possessed by the great Ironmaster Iron-master himself nnd the highly necessary neces-sary part which those brains have played In his vast enterprises would be an exceedingly eras error. Chicago Chica-go News, Coronation Calves. Parisians must and will be amused When there la nothing tn occupy their attention they upset ministries and raise barricades Consequently one must not begrudge them their Joke, even if it Is a "false calf " It would appear, or at lenst Parisian news sheets tell u so, that a certain quantity quan-tity of irtiflclal calve are being man-ufactured man-ufactured In Paris In view of the coronation cor-onation festivities. Wo nre not all Pickwicks, with n well-filled gaiter, and when, nceordlng to nil rules of precedent nnd etiquette, knee breeches must be donned. If natiue has been unkind to the w eater he must call In artificial ild Consequently the trade In artificial calves Is very brisk It his been found, however, that even without such an Incentive a the coionntlon fetes the nrtlfltlnl-calf Industry In-dustry Is legularly occupied In manufacturing manu-facturing such article foi home consumption. con-sumption. Frenchmen must not chalf England In this lespect, for every year numerous French cyclists, society socie-ty men-)ei. anel society women Invest In-vest thirty frnncs in padding for their nether limbs. We must, therefore, ndd another article tn the list of ndulte-rated ndulte-rated and Imitated goods, for even legs are not alwais what they seem! Paris Messenger, Stories of Tllden. The gieat lavvier, great Democrat and great man, Samuel J Tllden, hid n touch of humor, nt times querulous In Its tone, nnd at other times he could be funni without meaning to be lie wns an expert Judge of wine, and his cellar vvas choicely stocked When dining nut, however, he had a little way of measuring by the taste of his guest and ordering actoidingly The late Col John II Fellows noted this trnlt, and once vihen dining with Me Tllden saw that, as usual, the Sage of Grei stone had ordered n small bottle of an ordinary brand for his plate and a very choice vintage for himself, Mr. Tllden was called away from the table for n moment, nnd the Colonel deftly shifted the bottles When Tllden lifted his pint to pour out the wine, his eye quickly noted the difference, but he got out of the dllllculty nicely. "Here, waiter," he said, "you have made a mistake In my wine. I want tho same kind Col Fellows his." A certain politician, still eminent but not refined, made Mr. Tllden a buslnes call at his Gramotcy pirk mansion. Wishing to be particularly nice to him, the old'gentlemnn got out n bottle of Johnnnlsberger Rchloss, the rarest of Ithlne wines, und began to decant tho contents Into n minute glass, snlfllnrr the savor of the Juice and taking great pains tn Indicate that n treat was coming, com-ing, A tray with some largo glasses was nt hind. The polltlclin reached for one, nnd, grasping tho precious bottle by the neck, dumped half the contents Into It and drank It all nt one gulp. Mr. Tllden eyed him malevolently malevo-lently and did not try to prolong the v Islt. When the door closed behind tho guest ho said, with a snap: "D n him. The next time he comes I'll glvo him beer." New York World. A Lapland Clock. Terhaps It Is not leallzcd by many persons that In tho higher latitude clocks become more and more a convenience, con-venience, If they nre not n prime ne. cesslly to the housekeeper. When the sun Is above tho horizon for weeks together to-gether there Is little difference to be noted between day and night. An English Eng-lish traveler describes n, clock ho met with In Lapland. An ordinary solid clock does not take the Laplander's ce. He likes something some-thing flimsy, nnd If possible something some-thing novel. At ono plnce, hung on a peg driven Into the logs of the wall, we were condemned to gi7e hourly upon tho exasperating device of n dentrlflto ad-vertlsement ad-vertlsement connected with i clock. In this a smiling younir person drew a toothbrush briskly across a beautiful beau-tiful set of cardboard teeth between every tick. I was much wishful for sleep and forgctfulness. but neither would come, Hour after hour I was condemned to lie awake and attire at the toothbiush clock, nnel to tend the legend, prlntecl In my native tongue, that It wns "made In German" and thit tho dentrlflce wns put up In neit packets, price sixpence, six-pence, or one shilling, nnd that It could be had of any chemist with the lenst presumption to cull himself le-spectable le-spectable I argued nt the tlmo that tho clock had drifted far from the land to which the IngcnlotiB advertiser hid destined It, seeing that tho letterpress wns Eng. Ilsh anel that the Laplanders do not use tooth powder, even If they could hive rcud about It. Youth's Companion. Compan-ion. Ills First Executive Session. Senator Mason has vviltten an nrtlclo about "Tho Tarro of Executive Sessions" Ses-sions" After telling of his uwo of executive ex-ecutive sessions when ho vvas n Hepie-tentative Hepie-tentative he describes his first tlosed Hesslon nfler ho betame a Senator: "A Senator Irom New Kuglind nrose and solemnly nnd earnestly moved thnt vio go Into exetiitlve session. Tho bolls all over tho Senile end of the Capitol iiing and undo music to my eais Tho thief page cluppcel his hinds threo times and tho piges all rushed from our saeieel presence. Amid tho ringing of bell mid rushing of feet the people vieio nil ineived out. the doont wero closed nnd we were nlnnol "Theieupon tho Senntnr who had moved tho cxeiutlvo session struck n mutch In tho usual w&y nnd lit n tlgar, audibly Informing his ni Ighbor that It was the only ono he hnd. Ho then moved that John Smith bo continued In bin $700 postolllce In Podunk Tho Vice-Piesldent Vice-Piesldent nf the United States said, 'Without objection It Is so ordered' A motion to adjourn was carrlecl. In one moment my dieim was broken." New York World, Victor Hugo. ' On tho whole It may ns well be admitted ad-mitted thut the verdict of the trltlra upon Hugo's writings Is Just, anys George McLein Harper In the February Atlantic It might perhips here and there be n llttlo mure generous. Hut wo must lemember that Salnle-Heuve and Nlsard and Lcmaltre, at least, began by being anient admirers of Hugo If they lost their eulhuslnsm and freed themselves from his mugle. we may believe be-lieve them when they tell us that thi process was Involuntary nnd pilnful They could no longer mnstraln their better judgment. And their Judgment nlll stand More and more, as education brings the mnsses up to n level whete curient literature becomes opt of their Interests popularity and fame will have to be tnrefully distinguished They irst on quite different buses. There Is no longer any gtound foi the assumption that what the reading public enjoys will be approved by persons who know most or havo tho most refined taste. In Victor Hugo's ense there Is nt present eve Indication that what Uterarv hlsto will say a hundred yeaM hence will i something like this "He vvas Immeruv popular In his day nnd long nfltrwanii Although he was it character and t. Intelligence of secondary order, he i popularly accepted as a leader ' opinion and feeling In the nineteen, century. Hut posterity has hearken! not so much tn the popular voice aj , the great French critics of his tim, nnd they found him wanting In mat, qualities which the larger puht! thought he possessed. In compensate the critics nppreclated, nnd posterb. appreciates, more than the general puki lie of his day ever did, Hugo's vvondejj ful mastery of the French languapf Hugos energy nnd versatility, Hugo) exuberant Imagination." Bananas by the Million. j How largely the toothsome banacs and the festive cocoanut enter Into tC dietary of tho American people mi? be Judged by the fact that the Unit.ji Fruit company alone, during the par lear, distributed In tho United Stattil nnd Canada, approximately, no lt,, thin 17,5CO,000 bunches of bananas at: 13,500,000 tocoanuts, In addition to otho tropical fruits. Sixty ocean-golr; steamers weie engaged exclusively u the banana trade. Estimating not over 100 good lianam to a bunch, these figures show an aviJ rage consumption of more than twentV bananas each for every man, womat nnd child In the United States, and few million extra for good boys tu girls. Hut an nttempt to divide up p., tocoanuts per capita will probably e,, us Into trouble, for, while the bulk V enormous, It means only one coco,l nut to every half-dozen persoml enough for nil, perhaps, If tho dlvlslS were made on strictly equitable prlnl dples.-Leslle's Weekly. t The Game ot Ping-Pong. ' Philosophers who think they undse! stand the play nf human motives shuefi' devote their attention to tho psychoS of fads and crazes For Instance t& good peoplo of Kngland have been glvlV,. time cnergv ant enthusiasm to a nSj which they call ping-pong They cti,n be said to have devoted thouijht tout because thought Is not required, but tj has been absorbing their Interest rirt' pong' Is a kind of parlor tennis, plawl pn a table; with miniature -racket. 1 balls It does not nffoid much exercti,ll and sn fur as It involves mental morel It lies on a plane somewhere betwe-j tldelledy-wlnka and marbles Yet luied nnd gentlemen pi iv It nightly nnd plu pong parties are tho rage. There ii, ping-pong "champion" who Is a grot-man grot-man The game hns come to he quits tJ popular n social diversion na the forsu evening dinner. It Is not only played h the drawlng-roems of London but ftcii rled by Hrltlsh urmy officers Into the fir as a diversion from military pursnite' There Is now every Indication that m about to mike extensive ravages in IL country and It la for the psvcholodt to explain tho reason Some huent la tatlvo faeult) In the human race appSl to nqulrn that when one portion of man ty p aya plng-iwng or goes rofc skating all the rest who are within eoi-munlcatlon eoi-munlcatlon should follow suit. The it) tallve ficulty has been accounted I very successfully by the late Mr. Di wffi. let some of Its manifestations t, ruzzling, to say the leist. Chicago Nen Pigeons Interrupt Service. The pigeons at St. Paul's cathedr, are considered to be one of the sigh of London. In Paris the birds area, pnrently not looked upon with m favor, and would seem to be regard a it nuisance. The authorities of ri Church of St. Sulpice waited upon ft local police commissary recently an nsked whether nothing could bo donts prevent tho Increase of pigeons In Ii, church. He declared that the blr! were at first made welcome, but the' Increased at such nn alarming rate the the plnco was Infested with them. Da Ing divine service they made such i noise that they Interrupted Uio proceei Ings. anel there wero dally complain: concerning them. The police comma sary pointed out thnt he could httci send constables to arrest the birds He only course ho advised was totset trate ns It would not do to hnve n pltro shooting Match In the sacred edlflct-I'urls edlflct-I'urls Messenger. President and Civil Service Reform. At the very beginning of his ten tho President vvas called upon to.app'e his principles nnd his experiences i a civil sen Ico reformer, sa)a Ilea." Loomls Nelson In the Februnry Atla. tic Ho knew the service from tops bottom. He had been active In Ii reform movement and had been member of the Federal Civil Bervt commission Never In Use history e the office has tho country had a Prr dent so well equipped forMhe taskje administration, never ono with suni Intimate knowledge of tho civil K vice, of Its virtues and Its wcakncan-of wcakncan-of the shifts of those who dcslro to feat the merit system, of tho altltu' of Congressmen toward It, of U means by which evasion can bo dlscc creel anel opposition brought to nauji Knowledge hud strength ned t theories, nnd he was possesued of deep conviction not only of the vtlr hut of the necessity, of the merit ir tern. Therefore, It followed Instant upon his entrance Into tho Preslden that tho spirits of civil tervlce refore ers began to rev Ivo, from one end t tho country to the other, tho senk Itself took on a new nli; thoso wh places and fortunes depended upo their own deserts took heart, t who had only political or personal It flttence to sustain them faced a db-eouraging db-eouraging future. With Mr. Itoosevelt ns President, U war on the merit system ceases f three years, at least. Whnt Is a Blizzard f "It Is doubtful whit Is meant by ablS zard." Dally Paper. I I want lo know what Is n hllziardi f It rh)mea well, I know, with a wizard, Also with a Surrey fowls gizzard, St Dut still, what on earth Is a bllzzardt It's synchronic, too, with a llzird. Anel a fip inlrh ch imnls railed andzsrd. May my locka be abundantly scissored If I know what's meant by a blizzard, Snmo s ty 'tis a storm that can fizz hart. And people with lliers has frU hard. If It means that I get Doth frozen and wet, Then back to tho Btntis go O blizzard! -London run A Fragment. Sweet ns the btlm of sweetest rose tl" grows, Sweet ns th sweetest blush of swwtsj Sweet na the stnrs when mildem "j them sweet, j Sweet ns tho kiss of love when lo" meet, H Sneet as tho bltlle song lo victors' '"B Sweet as tho battlo luto unswept 9 teara P And I remember (listen, nnd I II tell), ,t Tho dripping nf tho mill wheel ns It M The dripping of the mill wheel sofli. low. fu -William Curler In Frank Leslie's rwJ larMonthl). H The Art of Song. When Into inuslc-breathhiR lines llio poet we n ei his thought, The feeling nf his heart defines Tho meusuie tn bn wrought, For happy moods as tinkling rills. Hun oei a ptbbl) way. And gentle, loving lausntcr nils A quiet summer day, The cristal rhmes but check th " Of liquid words that blend. Into it sonc. that, sweet and low. In pralsn and peace cloth endi nut when tils heart Is tilled with '"' By fellow feeling wrung, , Ills sympathy lias sluing relief, A nobler harp Is strung Anel then th melodies repeat Ihe volco nf wind and wave ,,t On life's wild ocean, where, stormo" Are wearv souls lo sive. -v-.hW -Charles W. Stevenson. In the W ton Star.