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SUNDAY. JANTART M. 191J.
THE' POLITICAL SITUATION.
Two important declarations both of
tlicm significant as to the future pros
pects of the Democratic part, were
made last week. The first was Wood-
row ilon's plan to control and curb
the tru'ts and the econd was Chairman-
Underwood's assertion that the
new tariff will not adversely affect
tiC Wilson must be given credit,
and no little credit, for having pre
sented a definite plan of anti-trust leg-
tslatioii It makes no difference
whether he is the creator or merclv the
sponsor of the proposed law. The fact
i that he has presented something
which is not a glittering generality.
ccordiug to his plan, corporations
must not undersell in local markets,
fi prices to consumers, issue watered
stock, form holding companies, agree
to c ntrol prices, or to limit produc
tion, own stock in other corporations,
cr prccnt competition in transporta
tion, manufacturing, or selling These
prohibitions ccrtamh go to the root of
the corporation cil Their inclusion,
111 the bills whuh hac been present
ed to the New Jcrscv Legislature has
1 latum IK attracted wide attention, and,
upii the whole, faorablc comment It
is cpcacd that Mr Wilson, after his
inauguration, will recommend Federal
legislation along the same lines
Cm W ikon i thus strengthening
himself in public opinion by demonstrat
ing that he has a constructive mind
The trouble in the past has been that
cvcrjbodj realized that conditions
ought to be remedied, but no one has
undertaken to attack the problem with
definite recommendation Even Mr.
Roosevelt, with all his mental activitv,
lacks the power to grasp details which
Mr Wilson has displaced Whether
the latter's suggestions are the true so
lution, and -whether the can be cm
bodied into a practical and effective
law, is a question which can only be
determined b experience In the
meantime, the countr will commend
the new President for the real as well
as the wisdom which he has diplavcd,
and which is an earnest that he will
bring to the discharge of Ins duties a
determination to accomplish something
toward solving the most complex prob
lem of the times
Mr Underwood's declaration is re
assuring, but must neccssanly'bc taken
with a grain of salt
It would be ideal, of course if the
mcncan people could procure their
necessities as well as their comforts at
the lowest possible price without, at the
same time, injuring American working
men bv causing a reduction of wages
There is no doubt that thousands of
articles can be made cheaper abroad
than 111 this countrv, and if any scheme
can be devised whereby they can be
brought here and sold without inter
fering with American manufacture it
ought at once to be put into effect If
Air Underwood and his associates on
the W'avs and Means Committee can
accomplish this, the Democratic party
will remain in power indefinitel. The
fact is. hovcver, that the country does
not believe that it can be done. Manu
facturers ever where are marking time.
One of the witnesses at the tariff hear
ings rcccntlv stated that his firm had
usually contracted bv this time for
$500,000 worth of supplies, but in view
of the uncertainty of tariff schedules
the, purchases had been restricted, to
$50,000 This feeling prevails tv cry
where Manufacturers know that mod
cm methods of transportation put
them in competition with practical!
the .entire world Japan, for instance,
ecms far awav, and vet the fact that
.the Japanese laborers are content with
from 3 to It cents a day is a factor
which has a vital bearing upon our
This is the reason whv American
producers arc not reling altogether
upon the statement that they are not
to be adversely affected. They pre
fer to wait and see.
In this connection a speech rccentl
delivered in the House of Representa
tives bv Mr Towner, of Iowa, is
worthy of comment. Mr. Towner took
the trouble to dig into history and pre
sent an interesting list o special ses
sions of Congress since the foundation
of the government He cited the Con
stitution to show that these sessions
cay be convened on "extraordinary
occasions,'' and he pointed out that in
the early days of our government thij
lanjTtuge was taken literally. He ad
mitted that in modern times it was
customary to allow any President to be
his own judge of what constitutes an
extraordinary occasion, but he argued
that een a most liberal construction
of the words would not justify Gov.
Wilson in calling an extra sejsion in
March to revise the tariff. From his
point of view, the fact that the Taft
and Roosevelt vote exceeded the Wil
son vote by 1,300,000, evidenced popu
lar desire to continue the principles of
protection as against the policy of tariff
for revenue only.
All of which is doubtless very true.
At the same time Mr. Towner, overlooks
one important point. The people know
that the result of the election will be
a revision of the tariff. It is as certain
to come as the inauguration of Mr.
Wilson. This being the case, they
want uncertainty removed as quickly
as possible. The .situation is bad
enough as it is Under our. archaic
system, a relic of the daS of stage
coach transportation, four months must
intervene between an election and the
actual incoming of a new administra
tion. When the tariff is to be revised
this is a serious matter. The uncer
tainty does not 'end, however, with the
4th of Marclu There must follow
months of debate in the House, and
especially the Senate, so that in this
as in previous instances of th: same
character the tariff bill cannot become
a law until August or September,
nearly a jrar afttr it has been known
that changes arc certain to be made
There can be no sympathy with Rep
resentative Towner's suggestion that
the period of doubt should be indefi
nitely dclacd It would be wiser, in
deed, if we could so alter our ma
chinery of government that a new Con
gress could be installed within ten days
after an election. As this is not pos
sible, Mr Wilson is conferring a posi
tive benefit upon business interests in
convening Congress as speedily as pos
sible. Even after the tariff bill has
passed there will be a long period of
adjustment to new conditions, so that,
even if the new schedules should not
be injurious, we must pass through a
car of doubt
If Mr Towner's advice should be
followed the era of uncertainly would
be doubly prolonged
The movement, given publicity last
week bv the Gaelic American to compel
Mr Wilson to give representation in
his Cabinet to an Irih American, and
especiall an Irish Catholic, is another
one of the many embarrassments to
which the new President finds himseh
It is asserted that this effort is both
widespread and determined. Many
names arc mentioned as acceptable to
the clement which asks a Cabinet office.
The Jews have deservedly got rec
ognition in recent Cabinets," comments
the organ of the Irish race, "and dis
tinguished Germans have more than
once been o honored, but an Irishman,
never. Surely it is time to begin to
give the Irish the recognition to which
their abilities, their party services, and
the strength of their vote entitle them "
Other Irish periodical, are printing
editorials in the same strain, while con
siderable inside history as to the in
fluences for and against Gov. Wilson,
both before and after his nomination,
is finding its way into the newspapers
It is stated, for instance, in the New
York Sun, that Senator O'Gorman sent
out 12,000 letters over his own signa
ture to prominent Irish Catholics in
the countrv, urging that they support
Gov. Wilson, and that the Irish Catho
lic bureau of the Democratic campaign
committee distributed hundreds of thou
ands of pamphlets and circulars, mak
ing the same appeal. These arc only a
few of the statements which are being
The natural comment upon this sit
uation is an expression of regret that
political exigencies should apparently
make sectional appeals necessary. There
ought to be no such thing in this coun
try as the German vote or the Irish
vote, the Hebrew-, Catholic, or Protest
ant vote. Great national questions
should be decided without recourse to
racial or religious prejudices Gov.
Wilson will take a long step forward
if m the selection of his Cabinet he
can show that he has not been influ
enced by sectional considerations In
this particular case an issue seems to
have been made, and it may cause Mr.
Wilson some annoyance. It is one
which will require delicate handling,
and the manner in which it is disposed
of will be observed with interest
The situation in regard to Demo
cratic control of the United States
Senate remains unsettled only as to
its extent. Up to the present -time the
Democrats arc assured of one-half of
the membership in .the body. In Dela
ware the Democratic candidate lacks
only three votes of an election, and
probably will be eventually chosen,
while it would not be surprising if the
division in the Illinois Legislature
finally resulted in the choice of one
Democrat and one Progressive. The
political complexion of the new Sena
tor from New 'Hampshire is still in
doubt The narrowness of the Demo
cratic maj'ority in the Senate will make
the passage of the tariff bill a matter
of considerable finesse.
It is worth while to revert again to
the results of the November election
upon State issues as -compared with
the Presidential candidates. Kansas,
Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon!
and Tennessee1 emerged with Demo
cratic Senators, succeeding Republicans,
but Elaine antt. West Virginia were in
the other column, Idaho, Iowa, Mas
sachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Ne
braska, New Mexico, Rhode Island,
and South Dakota elected Republican
Legislatures, although their electoral
vote, with the solitary exception of
Michigan, which went for Roosevelt,
were given to the' Democratic candi
date. This means, of course, that there
is in these States, a Republican organi
zatjon which will ''undoubtedly hold it
self together and control local admin
istration, beside which it will be a fac
tor in the Congressional election two
Above all, the outcome shows the un
settled state of the public mind.' It
would take .the wisdom of Solomon, to
determine what the American people
will do in the future. The one probJ
able thing, however, is that their acf
tion will be entirely dependent upon
the degree of prosperity whjch"they
Should Discus tie Treaty.
Of Secretary Knox's note replying to
the British complaint that the Panama
Canal act -violates the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty, the Pall Mall Gazette ,says;
Coming from any other country than
the United States Mr. Knox's reply
would be deeply Tcsented. We know,
however, that American statesmen
never have caught the trick of diplo
matic courtesy as it is understood in
Europe, so. therefore, we are. indisposed
to lay stress upon mere crudeness of
Mr. Knox's note appears to have been
a plain expression of his views. He
failed to agree with the British con
tention that the canal act violated :
treaty obligation, and he said so in
terms that could admit of no misun
derstanding. As we have already
pointed, out the arbitration treaty of
1908 binds Great Britain and the Unit
ed States to arbitrate differences of a
legal nature, "which it may not have
been possible to settle by diplomac.
Irrespective of the merits of the
question the right of the American
State Department further to discuss the
question is not open to question. This
is a legal controversy, and it will be
the more readily composed if not sur
rounded with the mi't of diplomatic
The captious comment of journals
like the Pall Mall Gaz'ctte plas beau
tifully into the hands of those jingo
Senators who declare that never will
they arbitrate this question; that our
money paid for the canal, and that
we may do as we please with our own
Another London newspaper, the
Westminster Gazette, says: "Mr. Knox's
reply doesn't bolt the door, but it
scarcely can be said to be satisfactory"
Well, what would have been satis
factorj ? An admission by the American
Secretary of State that the Panama
Canal act does contravene the treaty
and a promise forthwith to repeal it?
Or immediate acceptance of the British
proposal of arbitration without any ef
fort to attain a diplomatic settlement?
Apparently, from the British stand
point, only that is satisfactory which is
favorable to Great Britain
What the Change Would Mean.
A change in our national election
practices, though it would entail al
tered franchise usages in the different
States, would be for the better, espe
cially when it came to having a new
Congress go to work at once instead
of having tp wait a vcar after being
chosen, as is the case at present
Therefore there is a great deal to
commend the suggestion to set another
time at which the President-elect and
the new Congress shall take office. It
has been recommended that steps be
taken looking toward such constitu
tional amendments as may be neces
sary to bring about the following
That Presidential. Congressional, and
State elections be held the second week
in September, instead of the first Tues
day after the first Monday in Novem
ber, as at present That in the Presi
dential years the outgoing Congress
shall come together on October 15 and
canvass the vote. Fix the Presidential
inauguration for the first week in No
vember, which is the most delightful
season of the year at the Capital. Have
that Congress, which was chosen at
the beptember election, meet annually,
n6t later than the middle of November.
Put no limit on the length of the ses
sion of Congress.
The Constitution provides that Con
gress shall meet at least once a year,
and that such meeting shall take place
on the first Monday in December.
Every two jears there is a short ses
sion, which ends on March 4. These
sessions frequently are productive of
defective legislation as it often hap
pens that bills are hurried through. The
purport of the foregoing ' suggestion
is to make Congress immediately re
sponsive to public sentiment Were
Congressional elections and Presidential
elections held in September, were the
inauguration to take place soon" there
after, and were the new Congress to
tnect forthwith, there would be an op
portunity to at once begin the work for
which it is assumed demand was felt
and which was made manffest in the
election, returns. Under the proposed
plan Mr. Wil son"" would not have been
forced to call a special session.
It is aIo suggested that the resolu
tion calling for an amendment, limiting
Presidential tenure of office to one
term of six years; be held up until the
whole matter can-be presented.
The United German Singing Societies
are vigorously rehearsing their "Hoch
Der Wilson" choral selections to be
rendered on March 4. This la a new de
parture In Inaugural "bawls," and posi
tively no composition Contains a rag
A UTILE NONSENSE.
J XO FOOTPRINTS.
The magazines nave helpful hints.
"Would make our lives sublime.
They coach us all In leaving- prints
upon tbe sand of time.
So forth there joes a hopeful throne.
But hope dies in the bud.
Since most of us, era very long.; "
Oct stuck fast In the mud.
An,d Dodges Service.
Money talks, albeltrnther reluctantly
for an InvesUxatlnc committee.
Hot So Terr Mack.
"Tou've got nothing; on me," said the
The mistress looked her over very care
fully. "Only one hat oneAskirt and two
bunches of 'puffs." she retorted. "And
you'll take jm all off before-yoa"IaVe.
t January 30 M History.
January 21 16T081r Isaac Newton In
vents bung-a for barrela
January ,26. IKS-Louls XIV has ham
and cabbage for dinner! and . Bartakea
freely thereot -
In the Mail.
"Get a letter?" :
"Mother sent us one In the shape of
some buckwheat cokes by parcel post"
nope she sent, along somo maple
sirup as a poatcrlpt."
. Too Early.
The early robins come along.
Cut can't Indulge In gleeful song
With frozen pipes.
"Ton Americans are too precipitous.
Tou have to drink at least twelve cups
or tea with a London merchant before you
can transact business -with him. '
"Say. old top, my time is limited. Bring
on your twelvo cups and let me drink 'em
all at a clip, won't you, now?"
In Modern Life.
"My grandfather laid down a tun of
wine when my father was born."
"A fine old custom, N?w what have you
aone lor jour sonr
"Haven't done anything as yet. I might
put a crate of eggs Into cold storage."
"Ours Is a land flowing with milk and
"Come now, did ou ever see any milk
or honey flowing through our streets?"
"Well. I've seen breakfast food on the
A rnuion OBn del,
Who wm eerer fwl at work.
W rxpetUlfos on the rcuoa whj ,
Tb inaofuimtfati tall.
the Pension Office Llll.
ii relrcited to the mwt bf and bj.
thought it to tm tad.
And likrwiae very ud.
That he wrwild lorn hla extra ltare lorrrrr rawt.
He had reamo to rupcrt.
That the rrwWnt-tlert.
VVaa on tbe "turkey trot" la dieeinf rather aore.
But when thr jruaa fame.
Km- the fntltf taartaU cam,
He hoped tbe President tobe would not obj-ct.
I-or if he lrt hia nto fall
On the create hall at all
It wai certain that tbe country would be wrecked
He felt there m a chanoa
-br a say and Dddf dance i
On Democratic dbaSectlon U the (all:
It crnM not ecrne arahw. '
Bun Mooh rarty biua.
Were lemons handed out aomo more by Wilson
that la alL
w. b r.
Tounc Georee Tellum went to a dance
one night and met a palatable-looking
creature of Tltanla proportion", all aone
ud In rale blue After the dance was
over and he had Jotted down her street
address he found that by walking two
blocks from where lie lived and. by tak
lnir a tar and transferring, he could
reach her domicile on a Sunday matinee
or evening without a bit of trouble.
After a week or two he made another
dlacoverv. to-wlti that he would
thrown In her soclety.more frequently If
he ran In two or three calls on week
That was the way things stood when
he called one Wednesday night She flut
tered to the door, tustlingly. to let him
In. He handed her his ante, consisting
of a box of cand. to sit In on the cozy
corner over beneath the picture
Now, George was one of those bovs
with a practically unlimited flow of the
calorific talk. On this vveanesaay even
ing he didn't waste much time.
"Sav. I s'nose that Isn't tho swell out
fit you've got on this evening!" he burst
forth enthusiastically for an opener.
"Mebby It doesn't fit you or anything
Just looks as If It had grown ngni up
with lou. that's all!" Thus his talk
By and by he went over to the piano
and picked out three or four of the beat
sellers among the latest musical comedy
selections. He had a way of making
himself at home that was .one of his
strong plas. George would have been
perfectly at ease In the dining-room of a
girl's boarding school on the Hudson.
"Run over two or three of these," he
suggested gayly, stacking the selections
ud In the order he wanted to near mem.
"Oh, that doesn't make any difference
whether you've learned em yet or not
You can get more swing Into them the
first try-out than most of the girls who
go In for that Chopin stuff can after
practicing eight hours aday for three
weeks. Your music alwajs sounds
mlahtv cood to little me."
As soon as she had finished the chorus
of the last best seller. George, leaning
back luxuriously in a green plush arm-
cnalr, reached over to, the center table
and picked up a popular novel that
gave the Ins and outs of a certain love
affair wjlh Illustrations and lots or. ai
"This one here reminds mo of you."
remarked George, pointing out A colored
Illustration 'of a dainty little queen with
languorous. ox-llke e . and great blU
Iowa of lustrous auburn4 hair.
"You know I don't look like that." she
returned coyly as she hastened to give
two or three deft little pats to her coif
fure and adjust the big comb In her back
"You may not look 'Just exactly like
that" admitted George, "but you've got
the same style, and," he added, "you're
the swellest looking little girl In this
man's town.'too. You ran Just take that
from me and hang It on the whatnot"
"Oh, I goess you're the only one who
thinks .so," said she modestly.
George blinked for a minute, wonder
ing Just what she meant by that aesump-'
tion that he was the only one who
thought so. '
But It wasn'tohis disposition to put th-5
soft pedal on that flow of ealorirerous
atmosphere, and .h,o kept, right on going.
By that time her parents bad left the
living-room across the hall, and retired
to the upstairs, the way a girl's parents
should. George had Joined the fluffy
young creature ovrr on the cushion-be
strewn window seat She was. thumbing
over the pages of a lS-cent magazine
with a picture on the cover of a girl in
a red Jacket riding horseback with that
immaculate young man. wno.is always
horseback riding or autoing when he
"sat posing in the ready-made clothing
'JANUARY '2Q. 1913.
MEDAI FOB WIZA1D HUSBAND.
Mils. THOMAS A. EDISOX.
Jew Tork, Jan 25. When Mrs.
Thomas A. Edison, acting as proxy foe
her husband, the wizard electrical in
ventor, received the medal awarded. 'o
Mr. Edison by the American Museum
of Safety, for having Invented the
greatest electrical device for the con
serving of human life durlng'1912, she
Informed the presentation committee
that Mr, Edison was unable to attend
the presentation ceremonies personally
because of the fact that he was too en
grossed In the work of perfecting bis
new talking-moving picture machine.
Mrs Edison declared that the Inventor
had been locked In his laboratory for
the last two months, having his meals
sent to him and catching a few hours'
sleep esch night on his workbench.
The work which won the award for
ldlson waa a storage battery which
permits light without heat, for use
where dangerous explosives are han
dled, such as In mines
Come along to the "movies." Follow
the crond We sob when It sobs. and.
In turn, laugh aloud. Our hearts freely
leap to the maid on the curtain, whoso
Job is to weep when her. feelln's are
hurtln. We pity the chan who has
landed In prison would gladly exchange
all our pleasures for hls'n. But where Is
the fellow with pity to feel for the soul
In the coop who Is turning the reel?
Billy, while being reprimanded by his
teacher for some mldcmcanor, sat down,
leaving her standing
She reminded him that no gentleman
should seat himself while the lady vrlth
whom he Is conversing remains stand
ing. "But this Is a lecture." replied Billy,
with a grin, "and I am the audience."'
ads. The setting was Juat right for some
soft pedal. "Hearts and Flowers" con
versation. They glanced through the pages of a
short story together, and she read aloud,
casually, the closing sentence to the gen
eral eneci inai me nero and near-hcroln
were married the following spring, the
tangle or anairs that threatened to block
such an event having been satisfactorily
disposed of by the author.
"They always get married, don't
ther' observed George, with the air of
a man wno s above such things.
Yes. she agreed demurel, "when
tney meet the right one."
Sure." says George. "There's noth.
ing to It A fellows a whole heap better
off settled down In a nice, comfy, little
plant like this with a trim littlo girl of
his own than trying to run along single,
spending his evenings In the hotel lob
bies and drifting around like a tramp.
I'm going to pass up this celibate 'state
one of these days, and get married like
George had never thought this all over
Deiore. out before he realized It he hd
gone ahead to express such Mews as
would make him solid with the majority
ui uie ueiegaies present
"But then a girt Isn't a-olnir tn r-.t
crazy about a wild scout like me in a
hurry." he went on, hounded by a curi-
oy 10 Know now strong he was with
his audience, and also to drop a mild
hint that If the awful truth were known.
ne was ine original dtwle-of-a-feller.
Oh, well, she remarked, "I've seen
lots or worse fellows than you."
"Dq you really think soT"
"Of course, I do. "Why shouldn't I'
"Tho trouble with me," went
ueorge, tacking slightly. "Is that the
girls who make a hit with me don't care
a continental about me, and and vice
"When you meet tho right girt I guess
there won't be any trouble," came back
she consolingly, her eyes twinkling.
"But then, having known you" sug
gested George with a knowing and win
ning grin, his curiosity still unsatisfied,
"having known you I fclght noU recog
nize mar. ngnx gin you speaic of when 1
Seet up with her. And." he pursued.
cklng up her small, velvety hand and
looking It 'over critically, "even It f did
know her, do ou think I could capture
her for miner
'She had a hunch that like as not he
could. , -
"Well. announced George, "that right
girl will haye to turn me down then In
about'. a year If shedoesn't want me. for
the old man's going to take me .Into, the
business when I'm twenty-four and give
me a-'.little block ot stock and things.
Then (t's .going 'to be me for little
wlckteup of my own and the connubial
Somehow it had f&currcd to George
that the talk was getting crown sort of
definite to things, and hence ho had
hastened to declare himself not In the
market for at least another year, lie
went farther and switched the talk to
theaters and. In order to make that line
of talk popular-he closed a date to take
her to a comedy drama the following
Tuesday evening. "
A half-hour or so Iater.""-after they had
stood In. the dimly-lighted hallway and
said good-by eighteen different times
he hurried off the piazza to catch 'his
owl ear. .
But wait! George Isn't away Jet
'.'George!" she called after him, softly,
"George a year won t be so very long
to wait will It. dearT' nd then she
closed the door gently before Ueorge had
time to recall what ne had remarked t
that had to do with a year, lone or short.
Then he remembered.
sUDDOse 1 rll learn one oCi these
flay," he muttered saVagely, "to keep
ithlnglroy'fool mouth shutl" V
, Br 6E0K8B rrrcBC '
Aatkor'of "At .o Old Slwaak."
fMn Is .enjoyment with pepper and
other spices In it. It Is a sortof a class
B pleasure. A marf with a skyscraper.
brow can live happily all hla life- on such
class A pleasures as literature, music,
and art. But the ordinary human has
to hava a little fun now and then or he
wIlT sour and become a social nuisance.
There are several million varieties of
fun, and most of these are "harder on
the system than work. If men lutd to
He In icy swamps all day long shooting
ducks for t2 a day the Industrial com
mission would look into their case. A
man will spend two days and 200 trying
ttf. shin up a J5,000-foot mountain peak,
hanging on hy hla eara and heels In the
steep places because It Is fun. But If the
elevator breaks In his office building and
he lias to climb four stories he win sue
Fun is almost anything that you don't
have to do. Baseball Is the. most fun in
the world until a man gets so good that
he can command a salary for playing
jt. Afterward It Is work, and when It
ralne and he aoesn i nave to piay. ne
weeps with Joy.
Driving an automobile Is glorious fun
and some men spend J3.C00 a lear for
the privilege. Other men look pained
and down-trodden when ou neglect to
give them W cents in addition to Jhe legal
fare for running a car four blocks on
a nice spring day.
'Some men can get a,great deal of fun
out of a checker game, and other men
can enjoy themselves tnorougmy wnue
chasing the weight of a fizzed star
through a three-pound hook oi loga
rithms. Other men cannot enjoy thra
selves except by watching two stout
prize lighters reducing each other's aees
to Hamburg steaks. Some men get their
fun by trying to drown themselves in
the Niagara, rapids In. a motor boat,
while a great many more spend happy
GOSSIP ON SUBJECTS OF
INTEREST IN TWO CONTINENTS
Ths assassination of Lord Mayo, re
called by the outrage at Delhi last
month, when a bomb was thrown at the
viceroy figures In a curious coincidence
which occurred In the Museum of the
India Office at London. Tho Archbishop
York was looking at an exquisite
piece of enamel of Jejpore belonging to
Lady Mayo. Turning the spoon in tne
cup that the archbishop might see the
reflection of the emerald bowl upon the
gold, one of the officials remarked to
the enerable churchman. "Now you can
realize what it Is to be a viceroy . At
that moment one of the employes of
the museum came Into the room pale
as death and said: "There Is. a tele
gram stating that Lord Majo has been
assassinated In India.
That was a mere coincidence, but how
about this passage from Zadklel's Al
manac for 1913 and published In Lon
don in October, 191: "Winter Soltice.
19IS. Calcutta. Some plotting In. India
against the supremacy of Britain. The
viceroy should be strictly guarded." Is
this cause or effect or Just a long shot
at futurity?" Qulen SabeT
There Is only one case on record of
the actual assassination of a viceroy
of India, the Earl of Mayo. In 1ST", be
ing stabbed fatally by a prisoner during
his visit to a convict settlement That
murder had no political significance. But
In recent years, as the result of the un
rest which followed the partition of
Bengal Presidency, the life of a viceroy
hai been attempted on several oc
caaions. In November. 19"0. an attack was made
which is remarkably similar to the one
made on Lord Hardlnge last month. Lord
Mlnto. Lord Hardinge's predecessor, was
making a tour of India During & pro
cession at Ahmedfbad two bombs were
thrown at his carriage.
One was cleverly lntersepted by the
quickly raised saber of a sergeant or
the InnlskllUng Dragoons The other hit
the umbrella that was being held over
Lady Mlnto and fell harmless to the
ground. The wouid-oe assassins were
In November. 1SW a year later, when
Lord Mlnto held his farewell receptlorj
at Calcutta, two natives, who had man
aged to get themselv es admitted, on forged
passes, were arrested for shadowing the
Viceroy's person And during the trial
of some Hindoo conspirators one of the
accused confessed that their plans had
Included a plot to assassinate Lord Mlnto,
Lord Kitchener, and other high officials.
The Informer met his fate by being shot
to death In his cell by his fellow -prisoner.
Lord Curzon. the Earl of Mlnto's pre
decessor In India, was also once In perlt
During the hearing of the Kolhapur bomb
case In the spring of 1911. one ot the
accused confessed that at the Delhi dur
bar of 1S91 four Hindoos had been dep
uted to kill Lord Curzon as he was pass
ing In the parade, but that their courage
failed them at the last moment
Pout attempts In the course of three
Vears were made to murder Sir Andrew
Frazer. Lieutenant Governor Of BengaL
Thrice bombs were hurled at his train
and once ri' native fired at him In a lec
ture ball In Calcutta.
It waa not -until 1907 that the bomb was
used as a political "weapon of 'equality"
In Indla and since their outrages have
been of frequent occurrence. From May,
u08, until' last month, all told,' twenty
three attacks and attempted asass!mt-
tlons have been, recorded In India.
A dark, thunderous, ocean, with but ,
single. white -specie of foam, was Lord
Curzon's characteristic description of the
English rule In It)dla,-and It. appears that
be knew what lie was' talking about
And that" horrible mutiny which cost
o many UVesl TYas and Is, tho game
worth, the candle Fearful. Indeed,
were the experiences of British resi
dents In the uprising ot 1U7, to much
more dreadful as the massacres came
unexpected like- a bolt dut of -n clear
sky. the native regiments siding with the
malcontents and being pledged to se
crecy by fearful oaths. One of the most
exciting experiences was that of Lord
Altamont eldest son and heir teT th&
Marquess- of Sllgo and his mother.
When the mutiny broke but. Lord Alta-maunt,:-who
had -been bom In India, was
a baby "of seven months, his father at
the time being In the India Civil Service
and stationed at Bengal . Juat before the
riot the marquess was ordered to a hill
station and his wire, then only twenty
yt ars old, took her baby to a place called
Banklpur. Arrived there she heard that
at Dlnapur, only six miles away, the na
tives had decided to murdtr every
European. The plot was betrayed by a
Sequoy soldier, and 'the Imperiled peo
ple gathered at the house of .the. com
missioner which hurriedly had been for
. The terrors.of tho night as they waited
expecting to hear every moment thei-ella
of the rebel soldiers coming to attack
them, were "added to by one lady who
went out or net mind ana tried to throw
hetselt down a vveltSThe next morning,
however, relief came, and Lordt-Altn-
mont's mother drove to an opium, store.
folic, miles down the river, which haa
also been fortified, to stay with friends.
Finding that she had left various article
of clothing at Banklpur Which she re-.
quired, she decided, against the advice
1 her friends, to return with her baby.
She reached Banklpur in safety, but 01.
the return Journey tho natives at
temnted to stop the carriage and threw
ctones at, them. Fearing" that she might
'be killed, she! crouched down on the floor
years trying to drofftr themselves out
Men's tastes In fun have determined
the progress of the world. War was
once a leading amusement and watch
ing Christian martyrs fry at tbe stake
was considered a noble pastime. We
are more particular now about our fun,
but little underpaid chorus girls must
still amuse us 'While they-last, and when
"Trrln to ctlmb np a U coo-font mountain peak."
a, fun maker turns a gasoline tank into
a Gn-horeepower car and Juggernauts
through the city at a mile a rahroto no
one has the heart to lynch him because
he Is merely amusing himself.
When wo can get our fun out of turn
ing rascals out of office, swatting the
selfish, and Inflicting awful surprises on
the suffering In the shape of good fel
lowship, the driver of the millennium will
wake from his long sleep and crank up
(Cbpmsht. 1913, by Ceoro Mathrr Adtma.)
of the carriage with her baby In her
arms, and; after running the gantlet
for a quarter of an hour, she arrived
safely back at the opium store.
Here she remained with other Kuro
reans. besieged for a fortnight, their
lives depending on tho fidelity of a few
S-'ikhs It was then that Lord Alta
mont's black nurse- suggested to his
mother that as a possible means of sav
ing his life, he should be dyed and
rassed off as her child, and this wai
done, Ird Altamont remaining dis
guised as a nigger baby until a steamer
came down the Ganges crowded with
refugees, and enabled them to reach a
place of safety
The great temple at Madura, thr an
cient and splendid shrine ot Hlndooism
that played ed big a role during the mu
tiny, and whose towers rle above the
houses and tho palms, might be taken
for k cathedral. But no Christian ihurch
so vast It Is an Inclosure of six
teen acres, covered wl.h buildings. The
four gateways are gobras which rise to
the height of ISO feet Other gobras
within the Inclosure are les lofty. The
gobra Is a huge, wedge-shaped tower,
the lower part of which Is carved gran
ite, the upper part rising In tier upon
tier of stucco figures. The general ef
fect Is picturesque, though the individ
ual figures are not beautiful. Within the
walls there is tile sacred tank and long
colonnades, with Indian griffins, carved
on the columns. There Is the hall of
the thousand columns. There Is the
shrine of the god Slra, also that of Mln-
achl. the Dravidlan goddess. From each
shrine a gilded column arises, piercing
the roof. There Is also the cult of the
nln planets. Navagraham, which are
represented by Images.
One tall celebrates the marriage ot
Siva and MinachL that Is the welding
together of conquering Hlndooism and
the old demon worship. The god and god
dess are depicted on the wall of what In
a Catholic church would be the altar.
The Image or Siva Is washed In a va
riety of liquids, which are drained off
into a pool. A drop of this liquid will
cleanse away the blackest sin
Tho temple is very rich, endowed wltii
lands and legacies, so that the forty
priests at finely maintained apart from
the offerings of the devout It is doubt
ful whether thoughtful or educated Hin
doos would like their religion estimated
by this great shrine Ganesh. the ma
llfie and Sulramamjan, the beneficent
sons of Siva, the latter represented with
an elephant's head. Kail, the many
handed destroyer, and all the other
gods and goddeses of this Olympus, may
have some mystical meaning to the re
fined and educated gentlemen who charm
one In India.
More beautiful than the temple la the
palace, built in the sixteenth century. In
Saracenic style. The colonials court,
the King's place of devotion, and his
magnificent bedchamber, richly carved
(now the scene of the British adminis
tration of law) would be hard to sur
pass out of Italy It Is a pity that Ma
dura is so distant and so Inaccessible
otherwise It would be the resort of the
tourist Here In reality Is the glory of
India. Here we learrf how little the
Wetems can afford to despise the East
erns. The Americans have at Madur-t
a finely consolidated work, churches,
rchools, and hospitals. FLAMXR.
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