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K j GENERAL KITCHENER.
Km. ,3 General Lord Kitchener has met with a general
L !l ovation from the English people. From King to
Hi i ?'i peasant all do him honor. Ho deserves it. He
H f!l performed a great work in Egypt, hut that was
Hji rf I hut the working out of a slow hut certain mathe-
H V,'? matical problem. He knew exactly the force in
HB'I' .-"'j front of him and planned to meet it with a force
H;f';ji so much superior that it would not only he broken
HHr i ' ut crushed, and BO patiently for seven or eight
K,i 'J years carried on the work to complete solution.
B 'X'n But in South Africa there was a different state
m .fid, mi of affairs entirely.
M Ifp- j1 In Egypt his was a small but perfectly disci-
B V ' f plined ' force, armed with vastly superior equip-
M 'siU ti ment, against which the brave but undisciplined
M , f and poorly armed foe dashed as the wave dashes
m, '' " upon a rocky headland, only to be shattered.
m ''&' In South Africa hc ha(1 th0 host, but it was
m ftfl l ' trained only on the European models of years ago,
K lf I i and a great part of it was made up of simple, Eng-
H'-ji' lish raw recruits, which were simply helpless be-
K,4f ' fore the foe to be dealt with thei'e; a foe brought
Hh !i J up half in the open air, brave as lions and hard as
P ; I ' iron, indifferent to exposure or fatigue or the food
w ;j : they ate, and moreover trained marksman and
Hi j.1 ' 1 armed with the most complete and destructive
Hjv i u modern weapons. More, they were on their native
H'n '. s heath; they knew every place of defense, every
HiH j j"; spring, very patch of good pasturage for their
!') fl,'j animals, and were in possession of every natural
If it ! ' ' advantage from the first.
IfJfjj ! Then Lord Kitchener's base was seven hundred
iljf' miles from the chief theater of operations and all
rjjjjj that long line had to be guarded, for the life of
Hfllu fi' kls army depended upon keeping open communica-
Hljjfn tion with the coast.
H k g J i That ho had the ability and endurance to finally
Hfi jjjj win was a mighty achievement and he is entitled
lf"f(r ifr to a11 the honors England can bestow upon him.
Hip : fI He will doubtless have control of the armies of
Hi' 'isj! Great Britain now and it is safe to predict that he
;t 1 u will at once proceed to reorganize them and train
HJL ! them up to a point that will amount to almost a
HUrl! transformation. Inefficient officers will be fired
Hill' i ' ' out, and the daily drill will be to prepare tho men
HfLc ,,. for a possible foe like that encountered in South
li'''li Africa. Moreover the military schools of Great
HHf ''1' Britain will be overhauled and placed on a new
HlggL j basis and in three or four years, the British army
liM ')u wi e a tlanEerous one to try conclusions with.
HJ&v' The South African lesson has been a most costly
IHfL I one and Lor(i Kitchener will see that it will not
w L; ;"j be lost on Great Britain's army.
HwfL; r U
HI rf 'I i Since the beer was shut off from Saltair even
Hi (Ll t the lake is retiring from that thirsty resort.
HI jfe 5-. . There will bo heap big talk over the "small demi
HB. I tasses" when Kearns gets home.
Hll " C Mr" HeaWl really ought to remain in the State
Si long enough to become a citizen before going after
HSL i the Senatorship.
ISj Billy Dale hopes that nobody will be so impolite
K 'I as to oppose his renomination.
Blf i I Fi'ed J. Leonard says he is tired of politics. Well,
BUI ts mutua any 'way.
BVfti 9W --
91 f Mr. Editor: Can you give a remedy for mange
11 ,Jf,; on dogs? A kind of epidemic of it is raging and
Hr' ' l many valuable dogs are afflicted.
li lii Yours,
Hii M J BART0N-
Bfi IM Tile Government prescription, which is said to
HHHf be a certain specific, is: 1 lb. unslacked lime, 3
HyW i lbs. sulphur, 12 1-2 gallons water. Make a paste of
HBJH tho sulI,luir hefore putting it in the solution. Dip
iwilBlBill tho dog once a day for three days, then new dog.
J. P. JONES.
Senator J. P. Jones announces that he will not
be a candidate for re-election before the Nevada
Legislature. It is natural. He is close upon
eighty years of age. A great character is J. P.
Jones. Shrewd and clear-brained; he knows men
like a book; he estimates measures with as logi
cal a mind as ever existed; no thought is too deep
for him to estimate and appreciate it, and nil the
time there is an under stratum in his soul which
is all geniality, mirthfulness and fun. He gradu
ated from Nature's great school in the lofty Sis
kiyou range, then from the great Comstock school
of mines, so that when he went to the Senate he
became a schoolmaster to the under-graduates
from those petty schools of Harvard, Yale, Colum
bia, Princeton and the rest. There is no other
just such man as J. P. Jones.
It is unwelcome news that the schools of Cuba
are deteriorating. That was feared from the first.
A mongrel stock, unaided, has no elements of
advancement. Not much can bo hoped from a'
race that has not personal pride enough to volun
tarily bathe. One would think that the Cubans,
after their long experience under Spain, after the
transformation which they saw worked under
American rule, would be kindled into following in
the footsteps of tho people that redeemed their
country, but we fear it is not to be. It does not
change the habits of an unkempt pig to show him
the pig that is groomed and has a clean pen, and
there is not much to hope from unaided Cubans. It
is a pity, too, for not many Americans who know
tho mongrel Spanish race well, desire the fair
island's acquisition by the United States.
MRS. READ'S DEATH.
On Monday morning Mrs. Mary Ann Read died
in this city. Had she lived two and a half months
more she would have been 92 years of age. She
had no illness. She died from the weakness of old
The heart that had throbbed so long finally
grew tired and stopped. She knew all those
around her up to a few hours before she ceased to
live. Then she sank into a gentle sleep and so
rested until the brother of sleep drew near and
touched her lips and so her transition came.
She lived long enough to see the world revolu
tionized. At her birth the steam engine was but
in swaddling bands. She was a middle-aged wo
man when the first click of the magnetic telegraph
was heard. She was three score years and ten
when the electric light first flashed upon her then
aged eyes. She was born in England, but she was
more than 20 years of age before she first saw a
locomotive. When she was born Europe was
forty days from New York and San Francisco was
six months away. All was changed in this wo
man's life, all save the souls of men and women.
Science and invention stop when the realm of
soul is approached. Different implements are
given us to work with, but the work does not
change. It is as it was in the beginning; high
souls walk undisturbed in their own spheres.
And hers was a high soul. From tho first she
consecrated her life to duty and broad cLarity;
she took up her burden and bore it with a stately
dignity of her own to the end.
Away back in the last century she became
convinced that tho way to serve God was to make
happier her fellow mortals, and to that end the
strength of her life was given. Tho result was
seen in a family where love ruled; in the neighbor
hood her home was one where the heavily bur
dened could always find comfort. So, humbly and
grandly she walked, working until her strength
failed her, then gently, calmly waited for the rest
that came on Monday last, and without fear went
to tho reward which awaits the blameless, the
A Red Kimono.
I sit at my lonely casement,
And rail at the dingy street
The brawling venders passing
With slow, uncertain feet;
The whirling dust; the tumult
Of children at their play; .
The shabby, brown-stone "lodgings"
That stare across the way.
But a wing of gold and scarlet,
Out-flashes in the sun
There's a girl in a red kimono,
At number twenty-one!
My thought drift over the ocean
To the Land of the Afternoon,
And my heart is wildly dancing
To the time of a rhymeless tune,
A girl in a red kimono,
With a zither on her knee,
Sits idly, strumming, strumming,
Under a cherry tree:
A hundred shattered blossoms,
Kiss throat, and hair, and wrist,
And we dream, till the purple sunset
Is lost in the river mist.
Here is a broken zither,
A senseless, soul-dead thing;
Here is a broidered obi.
(Those sandal perfumes cling!)
Here am I cui bono?
In the Land of the Afternoon.
A Geisha girl is singing
That same old rhymeless tune;
A wing of gold and scarlet,
A dream of a tiny shoe,
And lips that must still tempt kisses,
Just as they used to do.
Over there, in the window,
At number twenty-one,
A row of flaming tulips
Nods at the setting sun;
A girl in.a red kimono
Leans to tho dusty sill,
And my heart is wildly dancing
In the same old fashion still.
She smiles as she plucks a flower,
She pins it against her breast
' A truce to the days that Have Been!
Tho days that Are, are best!
The Adjournment of Congress.
Back to the farm and the village,
Where the field and the sidewalks blend!
Back to the state
Where the fences wait
For somo one to come and mend!
They aro coming like bees from the honey,
For each with undaunted will
Has done what he could
To com out to the good
On the 'propriation bill.
And it isn't his splendid speeches
That will bring him to town again,
Nor the mighty plan
For tho good of man
He evolved from his massive brain,
So much as his bland persistence
And his most superior skill
In getting a sharo
Of tho good th'ngs there
In the 'propriation bill.
Fairhaven (Wash.) Times, July 11, 1902: Judge
C. C. Goodwin's new weekly, Goodwin's WeeW' E
of Salt Lake City, is gliding rapidly into the front I
rank of the competent commentaries. JudS6 1
Goodwin through his distinguished career as edi-1
tor of the Salt Lake Tribune has long beon recog-1
nized as one of America's ablest editorial writers-