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' special AGENCY. Brasserie BuUdtna.
Chicago Krpreseutatire. A. B. KEATOB, Til
SUNDAY. OCTOBER 13, 131i
THE FOLITICAL SITUATION
The most interesting development of
the week is the assertion of the Demo
cratic managers that Woodrow Wilson
can be elected President without die
aid of New York, New Jersey, Indiana,
Ohio, or Illinois the five large States
which are now regarded as fighting
This prediction i based primarily
upon the practical certainty that four
States in the West, hitherto solidly Re
publican, will this j ear give their elec
toral votes to the Democratic candi
date. These States are California, Ne
braska, Kansas and South Dakota,
with a total of hirt-six electoral
otes. In California there will be no
opportunity for Taft Republicans to
vote for electors The court decision
gate the Republican emblem to the
EooeveIt electors, and the Republicans
natural! declined to ask for a place by
petition under an independent emblem.
Hundreds of thousands of otcrs will
be disfranchised unless they tote the
Democratic ticket for the first time in
their lues, for the will not vote for
the Roosevelt electors. The probability
is that they will vote for Wilson so as
to bury RooceIt as deeply as possible.
The same situation exists in Nebraska
and South Dakota, while in Kansas,
where there are Taft electors the feel
ing on the part of regular Republicans
is so bitter against Mr. Roosevelt that
large numbers of them arc likely to
otc for Mr. Wilson, in order that Mr.
Roosevelt shall have no chance of car
rjing the State. No one unacquainted
with the feeling in the States where the
Kooevelt electors have persisted in
masquerading under the Republican
emblem can ecn imagine the bitterness
of the feeling against the third-party
candidate. There are thousands of Re
publicans who look upon him as a party
wrecker, and they are determined that
if the crah comes he shall find noth
ing to lay as a flattering unction to his
The Democrats are counting upon the
solid South, with Kentucky, Tennessee,
Marvland. and Missouri, a total of 165
otes, which, with the thirt-six pre
Mously mentioned, makes a total of 201.
Then they count upon Wisconsin, where
Mr. La Follette, who is against both
.Mr. lait ana .ir. Kooeelt. has a
large and lojal following, and upon
Minnesota, where there are Taft and
Roosevelt national and State tickets in
the field. If the Democrats get these
two States they will have twenty-five
morcvotes, or 226 in all. They then put
in their column Arizona, and Colorado,
which they carried four 3 ears ago; Del
aware, Maine. Nevada, New Mexico,
and Oklahoma, which also went Demo
cratic in 1908, and West Virginia. These
States aggregate "forty-two votes,
which, added to 226, would give Wood
row Wilson 268 electoral teles, or two
more than the required majority.
And in this list of States New York.
New Jersey, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois
do not appear.
This anal sis of the possible outcome
of the election was undoubtedly given
publicity in order to impress those ot
ers who, being of indecisive mind,
would naturally be attracted by a band
There are, c& course, some flaws in
the calculation. It is by no means cer
tain that Wisconsin will go for Wil
son. It is true that Senator La Follette
is actively antagonizing Col. Roosevelt,
and is not supporting Mr. Taft, but
this does not mean that Republicans in
Wisconsin will tote for Mr. Wilson.
On the contrary, there is a feeling
among a large number of them that if
Wisconsin should go Democratic this
year, that result would be laid at Sen-'
ator La Follette's door, and would se
riously handicap him should he seek the
Presidential nomination at the hands of
the Republican party four years hence.
It is quite possible, 'therefore, that they
will vote the Republican ticket, and an
understanding has already been reached
that if the Republican electoral ticket
is chosen, the electors will vote for Mr.
A somewhat similar situation exists
in Missouri, where Gov. Hadley, a'fter a
long period of incubation, has hatched
himself out as a supporter of President
Taft, Gov. Hadley, like Senator La
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BBwaaur.AfjsdE-iiid??. mr ririi i nriiiraMai aaaraanr i at fn
cal future that .Missouri should tafia
the Republican column. Cciaseq-eatly,
he is traveling through the State appeal
ing to Republicans not to aid is Dem
ocratic victory' by. running after a third
party. He insists that the Republican
party islands for honesty and decency,
which is his answer to the Rooseveltian
cry of stolen delegates, and that a Dem
ocratic victory means a return to -the
disastrous tariff legislation of the
Cleveland period. " '
There is no doubt that Gov. Hartley's
declaration has helped President Taft
immensely in Missouri. The Roosevelt
movement in that State has practically
gone to pieces, although the (fact re
mains that the Republican margin of
a majority in the State is so narrow
that the party must be united to win.
Missouri was carried for Mr. Taft four
years ago by a plurality of only 6jo.
There is some Democratic sulking in
the State on account of the treatment
which Champ Clark received at the
Baltimore convention, although Mr.
Clark himself took occasion to appear
on the same platform with Wilson in
Illinois last Wednesday. Gov. Hadley
is undoubtedly anxious to carry the
State, and if he can do so will occupy
a most advantageous position four jears
from now. He will get the support of
the Republican organization because he
has been loyal to it, while Senator La
Follette will be ignored because he is
now giving the nominee of the party
no aid whatever. The 'Missouri Repub
licans are coming actively and enthusi
astically to Hadley's support, and when
it was announced that former .Vice
President Fairbanks would devote three
das of his campaign tour to Missouri,
they promptly engaged a special train
and a brass band and proceeded to ar
range a whirlwind demonstration
through the State.
There are other States in the Dem
ocratic list which are open to question,
but, upon the whole, it presents a fair
idea of the almost herculean task which
confronts the Republican managers in
accomplishing the election of President
Taft There is one thing, however, to
be said. The task is less difficult to
day than it was a month ago, and it is
becoming easier every day, even though
it is still a serious question whether the
enormous difficulties in the way can be
overcome before election.
The chief difficulty is, of course, the
division in the Republican party. If
it were not for this unfortunate condi
tion of affairs, there would be nothing
left except the counting of the totes.
The United States is not a free trade
country. It has prospered mightily un
der the protectiv e sj stem, and ev en now
there are many Democrats who will
ote the Republican ticket because they
are afraid of free trade legislation The
trouble will be, however, to find enough
Democrats to Offset the defection from
the Republican ranks because of the
Roosevelt contingent .If, when the
election is over, it shall be found that
the Republican party has gone down
to defeat, Cpl. Roosevelt will have the
revengeful satisfaction of knowing that
he has accomplished the undoing of
President Taft. There is good reason
to believe that this has been hi sole
purpose from the ery beginning. .
It is a curious phase of the campaign
that the bitterness which Col Roosevelt
shows toward his former friend is full
reciprocated by the feeling manifested
by the Taft Republicans toward Roose
velt. If Wilson is elected, they hope
that Roosevelt will not carry a single
State. Wilson is the beneficiary of the
situation. He is not arousing any en
thusiasm, his speeches arc more criti
cised than praised, and jet even those
who refer to him in half-hearted fashion
are certain that he cannot lose. They
know, as all the country knows, that
there 'are, two tickets in nearly every
State to divide the Republican party.
while the Democrats are held together
by the cohesiveness of possible tictory
As the time of election draws near
there is some awakening in the country.
There would be more activity if there
was not a prevalent belief that no mat
ter who is elected good times will con
tinue. There is a feeling that pros
perity is the gift of God. This, of
course, is true only in a limited sense,
because while there were bumper crops
in Cleveland's time, corn and wheat
sold for little or nothing, factories were
closed, and enforced idleness prevailed.
Policies and laws have their effect upon
'the material condition of the country.
There is some realization of this fact,
but, on the whole, it is not making a
deep impression upon the country. If
the election were two months distant,
instead of three weeks, there would be
more chance for the 'fact to permeate
through the public mind. .
Even as it is, the boot and shoe man
ufacturers have now discovered, ap
parently for the first time, that the
Democrats put their products upon the
'free list in the bills passed in the last
Congress, and which the President 've
toed. JThe makers of machine tools
an industry which brings $2Sfloojooo an
nually into the city of Cincinnati alone
also realize that they are on the free
trade list. Other commercial enterprises
are in similar straits. In the eleventh
hour they are making desperate efforts
to save themselves. They are franti
cally calling for speakers to appeal to
their workingmen and for literature to
circulate in all directions. It is late
in the day, "however, for them to realize
their situation and to begin the work
which they should have commenced
It wsa tough luck for Uhlan'ato set a
world's record on the race course while
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Yesterday 'waatthe 4xh adversary
of the "discovery of San Salvador
by Christopher Coluab'us, the great
Genoese or Spanish navigator and
Columbus Day is a legal holiday in
twenty-three States, who thus acknowl
edge their gratitude for being indirect'
ly discovered. (While the celebration
for the most part is of a.-religious na
ture, in Catholic churches under the
auspices of the Knight of Columbus,
New York City this time has added a
martial pageant. The. battleship fleet is
gathering in the Hudson River for the
great naval review next week, and the
admiral in command had detailed yojaoo
bluejackets who marched in parade
through the city streets, keepingstcp
to music furnished by ships' bands that
make peaceful citizens eager for martial-glory.
The discovery of the poles i in our
own time was received with quickened
pulses everywhere; when Columbus
added a new world to the old it must
have seemed to bis contemporaries al
most as though a new planet had been
captured. The great discovery was jhe
outcome o'f great faith, of unconquera
ble courage, of an optimism that pierced
the chilling mists of doubt and faint
heartedness. The pioneer listened to no
voices that would turn him from his
The lesson pi the life and of the
deeds of the great admiral is thaf of
undaunted valor that refuses to lower
the flag to failure. It was because Co
lumbus knew himself and what he could
do that was given him to find the un
Fire Prevention Day.
October 9 has been set aside in New
York and in a number of other cities
as fire prevention day. In this country
we burn up the equivalent of a $5,000
house every ten minutes. Last year
the loss by fire in thirteen German
cities was 19 cents per capita; in eleven
English cities it was 44 cents; in eight
French cities it was 92 cents, and in
297 American cities it was $2.19.
These statistics, coupled with the ap
palling fact that in one vear fires in
the United States destro property
worth more than $250,000000 and blot
out hundreds of lives should demand
the attention of every thoughtful Amer
ican. Working-men's Insurance.
During the course of the existence of
the German workingman's insurance, to
which The Herald has devoted a good
deal of laudatory comment it has at
tained the dimensions of a gigantic so
cial institution, which it of important
influence for the furthering of hgienic
and general conditions Out of 16,000,
000 of laborers in Germany 14,000,000
are carrying sick insurance, 15,700,000
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are tarrying im-.m a.m um-a8c "u'-y0int tfedires contained In the W7 agree
ance, and with the artisans in small R,ent the work of upbuilding the distract
manufacturing establishments included,
71.77n.ooo workmen are earning acci
In every case there is not only a
benefit paid in mftiey for the less, but
at the same time proph lactic measures
are followed. This is especially illus-4
trated by the accident-preentive meas
ures, which everywhere are in force
and everywhere is seen the evidence of
the higher valuation attached to the la
The Future of the Child.
The American people are beginning
to perceive that the welfare of the child
is of paramount importance to the fu
ture welfare of the state. Laws have
been devised, prisons and reformatories
have been built for the punishment of
the criminal, and great attention has
been paid to punishing the individual
when guilty o'f lawbreaking; but more
attention should be given toward safe
guarding the environment and educa
tion of the oung.
The idea of a. public plaground un
der proper supervision has been the
happy thought of men who are inter
ested in the present and future condi
tions of the child. The Duke of Well
ington, by a contemporary, is reported
to hae said on one occasion that "the
battle of Waterloo was won on the
playing field of Eton." However this
may be, there is no doubt that the boy,
under proper guidance, on the play
ground learns self-control and self-confidence
which will stand him in good
stead in the world of work through his
after life. What every city wants is
good citizens, and no expense or labor
should be considered in an effort to
make the growing generation better
than the last Give the children more
playgrounds and place them under
competent men and women whose sole
aim will be the future of the child.
After a while Police Lieut Becker
may not think that the jury selected to
try him is so "perfect"
Wilbur Wright took nearly C8O.0OO out
of air. -
One remarkable thing about these ac
cidents; which now make a regular fea
ture of the shooting season. Is the accu
rate aim of the hunter who never falls
to hit when ha alms at a mistake.
Nobody knows what combinations
come from the shifting of the Balkan
kaleidoscope, but we may be sure .that
red will for a while be the predominating
color. . ,
Ex-Senator frathan Bay Scott Is court
ing the displeasure , of a distinguished
personage In admitting that be could not
tell whether it was the voice of the
great man himself or that of another
which lie heard by telephone from the
EUsabeth,.N. J- is proud of Itself. It
Is the birthplace of William Bulger and
Job'He4iev.wWt not. Jaawtusv Mr.
'SjhlLl , .
COURT GOSSIP ON TOPICS
OF WORLDtWWE interest
The visit to Knfland of the RtMSuua
-rant of-lntenwioaal Important It
naaavnog i no stranger to yinamta, txaoaa
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served two period en tha ataJC of th
Russian Embaaar tit IjOndoa. aHncaWZh
has occupied a hih position at tie Rus
sian forelcn oflee. audita became Minis
ter for Fore! Affairs ta 1T14. In that offlca
be has ahown powers of Initiative aa
swift decision, which are not exactly' the
dlstlorulshlnt- features of modern diplo
macy. The Potsdam agreement, laraely
tie doing-, waa brought about within a
few weeks of his attainment to the chief
position In the foreign offleo at L Pe
tersburg. Many Important subjects brought M.
SazonoS to England, such as the 'war
In Tripoli, the uneasiness In the Balkans,
the position of the new republic in China,
and the situation In Persia. Of thesa the
most troublesome topic is the last Since
the Anglo-Russian agreement of 1107. the
state of affairs In Persia has gone front
bad to worse, i-eople are reluctant to
believe that thla la solely a ease of cause
and effect. The fact remains that the
two powers bound themselves by that
agreement to protect the Independence
and Intgrltr of Persia. In aplte of thee
solemn declarations. Persian independence
Is fading away before our eyes. Agree
ment or no agreement, the result might
have been the same; but British Liberals,
who believe in nationality, and who cling
to the old tradition that England should
espouse the cause of the weak, cannot
do other than deplore England's associa
tion with a series of events that- seem
likely to culminate in- the lose of the In
dependence of one of the oldest countries
In the world, the ancient Iran.
Sir Edward Grey baa said that but ror
the BTeement" the situation In Persia
would have been worse, and that this
document has prevented friction btween
Russia and England In Central Asia.
There is coaencv In that plea, and It
deserves respectful attention. Sir Edward
has striven earnestly to keep Persia on
Its feet for it Is obviously to the interest
of the British Empire that Persia should
be free and Independent Nowhere Is a
buffer state moro necessary between
those of Russia and Britain in Central
Asia. It Is inconceivable that any Brit
ish minister would deliberately adopt for
a maritime country a policy that would
end In having In mid-Asia a long land
frontier conterminous with that of a
great hind rower like Russia. Once Per
sia as an Independent state goes and
the friction of Its sovereignty cannot
survive a partition of lis territory the
strategical problem on the northwest
frontier or India assumes a very ainer
All these consideration necessarily
must be present to Sir Edward Grey's
mind aa British foreign secretary. It
would be foolish to assume that he Ig
nores them, and equally foolish t(T Imag
ine that a man of his cautious tempera
ment desires to extend British responsi
bilities to Central Asia. Vet circum
stances may prove too strong for hlin.
The disorganization of Persia at tha pres
ent time Is so grave that It contains
possibilities of serious peril. Definite ac
tion of some kind must be takea, or
anarchy there will become complete. Sir
Edward Grey and M. SaionoftT hid to
tica thli Aery thorny problem.
There Is talk of a revision of the terma
of the nusso-Brltlsh agreement of W..
If a revision be necessary It should not
09 at the expense of Ier!an nationality.
Persia Is not beyond hope of regenera
tion. If her mighty neighbors fulfill their
ed state would proceed hopefully enough
The preservation of Persia as an effee.
tive national unit is of British as well
as a Tcrslan Interest.
In the Balkans, where unrest is chronic.
a new factor has suddenly been revealed.
Bulgaria, Greece, Servia, and Montenegro
have bound themselves together In a mill
tary convention. This quadruple all'ance
Is described as one for "offensive" pur
poses. Preferably It should be called one
for mutual assistance and protection
Whatever Its purpose. Turkey, which has
its hands full already, naturally will be
perturbed by so startling a development
Nor will the great powers relish a move
undertaken without nv regard to their
Interests or susceptibilities The four
minor powers united In this Balkan
league have limited resources, but they
could nut Into the field 4W.00O men. not
a neKllsrtble figure by any means. Their
alliance has provided another topic for
diplomatic conversations of the European
In Russia M. Sazonoff Is known and
respected as a strong man. who has in
vested Russia's International policy with
more unity of action than It has pos
sessed for many jcars. M. SazonofTs
diplomatic career Is memorable. In that
his appointment to succeed M. Isvolsky,
now Russian Ambassador in ParJ-s, as
Minister for Foreign Affairs was con
firmed the day after the meeting be
tween the German Emperor and the Czar
at Totsdam In November. 1310.
Although on that occasion no ques
tions affecting the stability of the triple
entente were raised, the Potsdam con
versations were followed with Intense
interest both In England and In France,
since they dealt with the respective re
lations of Russia and Germany with
Turkey and Persia. The outcome was
that Germany expressed her willingness
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"Share, atrsasL-aS aU'that resaiaa ot your .poor dead fatherf,-
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to neatMsertlM tpadaJ rlfhta of Roast
la Norttwrn Persia. -In ackBOWUdmwat
H.Ltf Si? ?
I IHasl wZVTHIa. Ul DtTr .. - . uajaaj una-
the event of her undertaking the con
struction of a network of railways la
Northern Persia, to link up these llaat
with the Bagdad railways built by Ger
many. 'IS. SasonoH fast April delivered a
speech In the Douma. In which he stated
that the alliance with Trance was la
tended to preserve the peace of Europe,
and made an Important reference, dic
tated In terms of peace, to Lord Hal
dace's visit to Berlin.
'Pearls, the price of 'which Is going up
S per cent all over Europe, are care
fully cultivated Ift Japan. The oysters
are gathered, and undergo an operation
which lead to pearl formation. This
consists chiefly In introducing into them
pieces of "nacre." The shells are then
put back Into the sea and left undis
turbed for at least four years, at the ehd
of which time they are taken out and it'
Is almost Invariably found that the oys
ter! had produced a good-sized pearl.
In the pearl culture Industry the work
of transplanting the oysters, i placing
them in beds, gathering them, and re
turning them to the aea. malnlr la dona
by" women divers, it being believed In
Japan that women are able to remain
longer under the water than men.
Most of the pearl in European mar
kets come ,from the Persian Oulf. where
the output In some years Is worth as
much as tv.O0O.O00. The divers, who are
chiefly Arabs, had a bed time. Their
equipment la most primitive, and as they
remain unaer tne water about three mln
utea at every eluna-e. ther an iarl
suffocated by the time they reach the.
sunace. Most become deaf. anl ha
sturdiest flnd.lt Impossible to keep at the
work more than five years. Their mas.
tera exact fourteen hours a day from
them. and.Csiring that time the divers
take no food, but keep themselves going
(Coprrisht; IMS, bj Coort Gossip Brndlcate.)
HTJCKLEBEBEY FIE FOR HTFF0.
Miss Mnrpbr'a Treat Amam the
Children In Central Park.
Frwn lli :vrw ToA Trllm
Miss Murphs'. the maternal head of the
hippo family in the Central Park menag
erie, got her first huckleberry pie yes
terday. A woman called at the menag-
-c oiiu KiiuKni -inn- snyder, the head
"Here's a nice huckleberry pie." she
said to "Bill." "and I want to know If
you won 1 give it to Miss Murphy.
sure." said Snyder. "Just come along
The woman and several oungsters
nun mr lonowed the keeper. "Bill-"
looked longingly at the Die. a. h. tni.
It out of a paper bag. He leaned over
tne tank In which Miss Murphy waa
swimming, and held aloft the temnllnr
morfel. The hippo's mouth opened like
a steam snovel.
"It's a shame to throw that pie away."
sam .njrtcr. as h tosed the whole
thine Into the yawning calty, and some
of the huckleberry "stuffings" In the
pie squeeiffi out or the corners of Mil
But It tickled the youngsters.
JUrnnRr Catatonia of Indlau
Irn the ThiUdtlrtla Ireiulnr.
Parrots are tauRht in India to spend a
large portion of their time In repeating
the names of gods, and such a spokesman
brings .1 great price, especially among
luslnees men. who Imagine that bv own
ing such a parrot' their spiritual treas
ures are accumulating while they attend
to their usual occupations.
Many of the dancing' girls in India, be
lonKirg to the temples, are called the
wives of the gods. At an early age they
are united in wedlock to the Images wor
shiped In the temples. This strange
matrimonial connection is formed In com
pliance with the wishes of the parents.
who believe it to be a highly meritorious
act to present a beautiful daughter in
irarrlage to a senseless IdoL
The only foreigner who ever saw the
inside of the great Temple of Juggernaut
was an English officer, who succeeded
In gaining admission by painting and
cires"lng hlmelf like a native.
hen the Hrahmlns licovered that
their holy j. jce had been thus defiled
th-y beCHi-i- so enraged that all the
KngUsh residing at the then station
were obliged to flee for their lives
Suspecting their pursuers to be more
desirous of gratlflng their avarice than
their revenge, they strewed silver money
oy th- way. and whi'e the natives stop
ped to p'ek it up they gained tlriii.
and succeeded In reaching a place ot
TflHE PS11XG SESO.
Thrre an no Noaaotna lrft tn tril
Tha haprr daj. ot 8prirsl
Whtla Jrt!r anthftna of farrwrtl
Tbroufh haunted chambers rlns.
Amid Taat shriofa whs-e agn dweO
In ra and jot. nnafn.
Ptrp Tnloes rf dad Tiwna wril
And arartta through tha gnm.
Sert lutUKYy of y)uua honiw
That chann the backward m.
Clusters around the foldM flowrra,
SU1I sitam throuch autuma haxa.
And aa the auramrr rwswnj by.
Where autumn's shadows brood.
Gray spectn. of nad beauty aUh
In aolnnn solitude.
How flH and atrange ia fate and timet
Aa Ufa Is sweri along
Through aeaaona dreary and sablane
To joia tha aaaUhed throng.
-GEORGE SAND3 JOHKSOV.
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Br SaMMawl PITCH.
Aathev c "At a
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.mwannau. m. nne 01a town wmen ni
never been arrested for ssiilng. Is
cuantagly balanced on the Mansard
banks of the Ohio In Hamilton Coantr,
where most ot our PraeMeats come
from. It was founded in 1710 and was
named from the Boas of the Cincinnati
who fought for their country In the
Revolution, but who neglected to tight
for Cincinnati, thus allowing it ta fall
Into the bands of the politicians at an
Cincinnati got a good start before
Chicago was thought of and In the 'Jo's
wss the greatest city .In the West
and entertained all the prominent
strangers who ventured west of the
AUeghenles. But owing to the fsct that
each resident ot the town bad to hold
on to Ohio with one hand while he la
bored with the other In order to pre
vent sliding Into the river, the city did
not grow rr fast and Chicago, Cleve
land. St. Louis, Detroit and other two
banded towns gave her the derisive toot
as tbey passed by.
Cincinnati now has M8.000 people
about 1000 for each beer garden. It Is
slow, comfortable and German la tem
perament and is composed of three
parts lower Cincinnati, situated a little
below the high water mark of the Ohio
river, upset Cincinnati, which Is con
nected with lower Cincinnati by stairs,
ladders. Inclined railways and fire es
capes, and the suburbs, which are 'Very
beautiful and can easily be discovered
by, trolley. It Is possible to step aboard a
trolley car In Cincinnati and with the
J aid of a hat full of nickels to ride to
Cleveland. Buffalo and Pittsburg with
only a few dozen changes of cars.
Many of Cincinnati's buildings are
old and suffering from senile debility,
but It also has many fine new structures
and is a great manufacturing town.
Eden Park, situated on the ninth story
A W0XA9 WTJE TASTEB.
Mile. Colllnere Bald to Earn About
att 3,000 a Yeatr.
Of the list of strange callings follow
ed by women that of wine tasting Is one
the most curious and lucrative. As
matter of fact Mile. Colllnere. whose
services are In great demand In France,
Germany and Italy as a wine taster. Is
said to make an Income of about
5.000 a year, many firms employing
her for regular work and frequently for
Only half a dozen women wine tasters
have been known to history, the most
raaowned of these being the wife of a
famous wine merchant Mme. Pommery.
who died in Parla twelve sears, ago, and
Signora Sous) a, who has a great repu
tation In Spain on account of her Judg
ment and knowledge ot wine.
Wine tasters. It appears, are born.
not made, and must possess the gift of
a rare and delicate palate. To this, of
course, must be added a knowledge of
wine. Mile Colllnere's taste is so fine
and her discern from the first taste of
a wine Just where the grapes grew
trnm which it was made, whether they
were raised in California or in the ine-1
vards of France. Germany or else
where. She can easily detect adultera
tion of any sort, or if there Is a blend
and of which wines, and can tell thfc
ace of a wine almost u a day. As a
matter of fact there are no secrets that
a bottle of wfne can withhold from
this remarkable French woman once she
has had a spoonful of It In her mouth.
She does not swallow the wine. In
fact, save Temperance, she is a tee
totaller, and if she were to drink win
would lose her subtle magic or taste.
Furthermore she is obliged to take the
greatest care ot her health. She must
be well In order to do her work, for
her sense loses Its cunning when she
gets out of health.
VOTING IN FJJGLA5D.
Xrw Registration Bl" - to B
From tne Sjringfirid Inloru
The new registration bill Just intro
duced in Parliament marks an Impor
tant advancement of democratic Institu
tions in England. If this measure Is
adopted it will abolish plural voting, do
away with the property qualification and
increase the number of oters In the
L'nited Kingdom By about JOO.OCO. In
aodltion to these Important changes the
bill eliminates much red tape that now
hampers voters. Under the present cum
brous and unjust sjstem, if a man
changes his place of residence, be It only
to another house In the same street be
loses his right of suffrage and cannot re
tain It until a new iters' list is com
piled, which may deprive him of his
xotlng rights for nearly a jear. Such
system is manifestly unjust. More
over, it is a source or wonder tnai in a
country where auch pronounced progreas
In democracy has been made as In the
t'nlted Kingdom plural tlng still lin
gers. It Is inevitable that this privilege.
aiongVwlth other features that hae
made the landowners such a tremendous
power In all things, will be abolished,
and from present indications the advent
of the new order by which every male
Inhabitant of twentj-one jears with six
months' residence or occupation In a
censtituency may have his name placed
on the voters' list and no voter shall be
allowed to cast moro than one ote. re
gardless of property possessions, will not
be long delayed.
FIRE FEOTECTI0H AT ST. FAUL'S.
From tha London Dally Graphic,
The efficient protection of St Paul's
Cathedral from fire has recently been
under the consideration of the dean und
chapter, and after experiments a scheme
submitted by the Messrs. Merryweather.
the fire engineers, waa adopted.
Work has been In progress for nearly
two months, though some piping in the
churchyard Is the only outward sign of
Under the new system It will be possi
ble to pour water Into any part of the
building from crypt to dome. In each
corner of the cathedral a four-Inch cast
iron pipe will be caQied to the sixty-foot
level known aa, the cornice, and similar
pipes will pass into the crypt. Rsmlflca
tlons from these main pipes will feed an
extended system of hjdrants throughout
the cathedral. Connected with one main
will be a three-inch pipe, which will be
led up the face of the cone to the golden
gallery and continue upward to the lan
tern, where It will connect with the ex
isting tank. The water in this tank will
be available for the use of the new hy
drants and will supplement the water
which a hydraulic accumulator will pump
up frozq- the ground level.
Twenty-six new hydrants wl(l be In
serted, fat all the various levels and exist
ing hydrants made use of.
-" . DESTINY.
Wb vsska or aiar the mttaro of wr lltea.
Our drwtar Is onra to mold at wilt,
Within end handa toe hf tm God haa ptacrd.
And we raast sou oar Wii eran on ta food or iu.
Rough though' the war. rat parila we canst braTe.
Nor rear v aaagert Oread wnica mar tnfiurang
Cranes ssoat crjoaufr ererr bidden foa.
So are w4ested sad ansae atrong thereby.
tte chooao ear own fate. Nor must we ahirk or plao
toe Miai tlaaahue.
We are the gosrdUns of our own aoula
A aarrrd trust whlca wa sauat watch with car:
Aad trials era sent as cnastcalaa: area sRrr all.
When all taw 4nm Is boned away and so sate fret
Tba gokl-whhui our raatapsa. nnauored.
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lAf k mwm MwAvlMAVIm . .d tm'
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jusyy ccieoraiea- ana is greauy iovea oyi
all cltlsens because it Is always above
the flood line. . ' I
In 1908 Cincinnati produced a Presi
dent thus getting even with Cleveland,
Fremont. Canton and other Ohio towns.
Cincinnati has always been noted for
Its political machinery, bdt recently the
local mschlna ran into a joung man
named Hunt unseating Boss Cox, the!
chauffeur, and totally-wrecking Its dell-l
cate mechanism. In consequence, the!
city Is now experimenting with self-!
"always Abor Flood linea."
Cincinnati would hava been larger
but for the fact that It has five fine
bridges across the Ohio river. This
haa allowed 53.000 citizens to escape and
settle In Covington. Kentucky. How
ever, the Cincinnati baseball team is
improving each J ear and when It went
Into first place for a few weeka this
spring the bridges were congested with
returning prodigals. '
A LITTLE NONSENSE. 1
A PINE SE4.SOX.
In the fall the chestnut vender comes a-
vending welcome wares;
And the old umbrella mender plods
along the thoroughfares.
There -are caterpillars mellow on the)
trees along the mall.
And they drop upon a fellow In the fine
and festive fall.
In the fall the vine turns scarlet aa It
twines around the tree;
And the most prosaic -varlet feels as
happy and as free
Aa a fuzzy little rabbit, bounding to its
Being gay becomes a habit in the fine
and festive fslL
Uncle- Penny nlae Sayai
Jat as soon aa a man starts running
for some little office, every crooked
thing he ever done haa to come back on
A Vaodevtlle- Show.
"Here Is the programme. The first
turn is by Wombat"
' I know him He was in baseball last
"Quite so. The second turn is by
"The rowing expertr
"Ves. The third sketch Is by Slam
I know him; the great lightweight
oi'i(,ui!,V0; Put s ,s ,his next n".1
Sllngbat? I have never heard of Wm."
'Nor I. Oh. es, I haVe. too. The
usher tells me he Is an actor. But what
Is he doing In vaudeville?"
October la In History.
October 1J. HT-Columbus puts In tho
day mailing post cards of the new world
October U. lSK-Henry VIII banishes
all the umpires in England, declarini:
that his favorite team was Jobbed out
of the world's series.
Maud Muller at a matinee
Was busy raking scenic hay.
She also sang and danced with skill.
I like farm life, in -vaudeville.
A Conaertatlve- Youth.
"Tou say Cholly is very conservative?"
"Very Never turns his trousers up
more than six inches, no matter what
the ultra fellows are doing."
She Had It.
"Now. Grace, do vou really understand
this initiative and referendum?"
"Of course I do It's like this. I take
the Initiative when I plan a new gown.
But my dressmaker has the final say.
That's the referendum."
An Inflammatory Journal.
Frcrn th" rhiuvMr-hia Prrsa.
Men and wemen have been known to
go crazy through excessive Indulgence
in things quite Innocent and even In
tr-emselics highly commendable. Politics
love, and religion turn men's heads when
the machiner therein Is not as well
lalanced as it should be; but It remained
for an Ohio man to establish a new pre
cedent by going crary as the result of
excessive reading of the Congressional
The Congressional Record Is a Journal
with some excellent features, but we
ncier suspected that its contents would
unduly excite anybody. It la a mauso
leum of speeches, many of which wer
never delivered, while Vost of them are
destined to remain unread for all time.
If the Ohio man undertook to read them
all. no wonder that his poor brain be
came overloaded and his reason tottered
on Its throne.
Congress should Investigate the matter.
It la important to know whether the lit
erature which it disseminates in the col
un.es of tho Congressional Record is real
ly of an Inflammatory nature. It la Im
portant to know definitely whether the
Ohio man really became crazy through
reading tne Recorder whether his as-
nduoua reading of the Record is itself
proof that he waa already hopelessly
t Written for Tba Waahtcgtoa Herald.)
In glowing tints doth .Nature, point each ahrab sal
With larlah hand. Hera la the gTora tha wtu
Their farewell aonc while bouRdlng tm.
Tte ptajTM squirrels their atom of nuts now
In gold and rrhnsnn ahowers the bright leaves rait.
While acIUy tha sunlight filters through tha boughs
Tha breere la fragrant with tha arent of rtne.
And aadly monma tha genua woodland does.
On whirring wing the awallowe, circling, fly.
In search ef brighter daya; tha cricket a song
Braats the awaet alienee with IU mtnsUTtsr.
Tba red roae lonely btooma, tba taaaled goldan-rod
With gtory decia tha hill and Held, with statatr
The royal aster growa, and mingled hues
Enhance tha beauty of tola hallowed plan.
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10. (LOB. Send for Hat of rragwdnoa that adranoa hi
mice ember N from IS to TS per cent Bubacriba
now and get tha benefit of low prices. Bnbacxiptions
may be nrv or renewaJa. Sun with any laana and
be eeLt to different names. X can duplicate any offer
made tn any puoaioer cr agency, tall lor nee nav
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