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April 7, 1S2I
vin .WMtu.lt LLUtATION
Judge Crimker wan In the little
ttlllll.T tllHt CVPtllllg Hint till OM
fcplrlt of llingville rei-clvcd notice to
quit. The son nml daughter ninl
even ttii- young children nf the heat
fauillic In Hit village were there.
Scene frnm the shady n I I of the
great cities. tuirriMiiii adventure with
pugllll ami orifliiln fai-ed wiMticn.
thi thin Ire akatlng nf Illicit lnvi mil'
ccob'd imp another mi the screen. The
lender soul nf Hip young received
ttip Impression Hint llfp In tin' icrcnt
world wa mostly drunkenness, vio
lence, lust, nml lircat White Way
w nrdncaa of imp kind or another.
Judge Cria.kcr xliiMik lil Iii-iii mill
lil tl-t a In- went out nml cxpreaaod
tilt Mt-w to I'll y nml ln-r mother In
Hip lobby. Holtig llullli-. they clllhsl
Mm mi nlil prude. T in- know lodge Hint
every night Hil- fills- tiiinn tliin whs
gog on In Ho- SlII'Oll block tlllpit tin
good iniiri witli anrrow nml n i-r.-tn-n
hIiHi Hp -i i i i I h I i I to Mr. Leak, the
manager. wIih said tluit In- wniilil like
to (Im rli'iin show, hut Hint Iip hint
to tiik- w Imt via sent Mm.
Simiii n curious tlilni! happened tn
Hip fiiinlly of Mr J. ratti-im King.
It in -iniri-l n now Cod "'in- Hint be
Ifnii. ii tin- reader will hive oliaerved.
wild a small "g " Mo a a boiiolosa.
Iniliii rubber obedient lniii- g.l For
fnr tin- im-'I of mii- llkp Hint Inn!
l-ei M glutting III Hip 1 1 K flilllllv Since
In- tin -1 l-pi on iiiilhoiniro, Mr lin.g
lnnl found II necessary to si n
g,n,, .. ,il .,f f I Hi.- nml . oli-ldorahle
iik-iii v III New York. (Vr'nm of hi
banker fin-nd Hi iln- mottoa.is lnnl
Introil'i- I lii'M to Hi.' .! -if Hip
tirci.l I Wiiv nii'l Hi-- - :i r.1 r.N.tn
of Ho- i. ..!!. mi A.--- i-lnli. Alwava Iip
tin. I Im . ii ill and .li-gruntled for n wi-k
iif'.-r lit- return to tlte lioim-ly realities
of IPngvillo I'll.- shrewd liituitlotia
of M-- l-n.g 11I1.1111..I li.-r. So Phyllis
nii-1 J.-I.ii .!. pinked off l.i .iinfp
schools so Hint Hip good woman Woi.
hp f'oc lo ..ok lift .-r tin- Imperiled
welf.m- of tli.- Inn of ln-r ll 'i k tin-irr.-nl
.t l'iiUir..n Sin- n ri-nlly
worrii.l ill. out liiin Afi.r Hint -lo- it I -wn
w.ni wltti Mm to Hip city Sin
wilt 1. 1. mi. I -I- lilitp.l l'li Hip
lllill of Hip k'tmil lioti-li. Hip op.
tlilni" Hi.- il i.i.cr .nrtl.-. Hip Hi.'H
tern. Ho- -n-.cr. Hip r;il.:iri t allow
Tin- luiti-r lio. k.-.l ln-r a little lit llrt.
Tin went out to n irr. iit iimntry
lllllKP. in nr Hip city, to a'll. II W.-. k
iOil. TIicip wik ii iliniii-r (mrty on
Mr. Bing Trltd Clgarttl and Cot
Along With It Vary Wall.
Suturiliiy nitflit. In if th linllcn cm
very tl-V mill una tnkcti iipmnlra
Tln oilier r.-.alrol to tin- inuilc roon
to ilrlnk lln-lr coIT.k nml Mimke. Mra
ItlliK trlcil il i lk'nrpttp ami got nloii
llli II M-ry Tliett tlicrv ii ut
bour at heart to iieaxt, ceutml Kur
ppiin dancing wM1 tli olilor men
down for a Mclit of hrlilv In Hip II
lirnry. Sntnliiy limniliiB. Iln ymmit
ipoip ro-li- to IioiiikI aiTOKn country
while the lirMxe mrty i-oiillnii.-il lit
M-ksiou III Hie lihniry. It u not ex
actly n rcatful c-k einl. J. rHi-rou
ami IiIh Mlfe went lo tieil H ' MH
Iht'lr Bfll' were uiipin kol on their re
turn to I he city ami nn-ut the 'y
there with mcIiIiik IkbiIi.
hlle they were eiitlnif dinner that
nlKht. the coiktiill reiniiiki'd with the
Him of Mr., lung: "I'm getting Ored of
"tih. of rourne. It'a plenylliM
place," aald J. 1'nlterwin.
, "It'a ao iirovliit'lall" the lady e
lulined. Soon, the oy.tera and the entre
having milidiied the cm-ktall. he ven
tured :J'llut It doe eeiu to tu that
ST irvtM Mnivr
New- York la tin awfully wl.-keil
"What do yoii mean" he naked.
ioilli-," ahe imawered. "The drink
ing Htnl giiiiilillng nml tlmae iliinip."
"TliHt' lii-i'iiuae you've lieen l.roiik'lit
ii in a a.'M'ti by nine I'lirltnii vllliik'-."
J. riitteraiui urowli'.l very declalyply.
"Why almtililii't -oile enjoy tli.-m-aplvpa?
We luive trouble t'lioiik'h at
lil-at. foul giive II bmlll-a to gel wllllf
I'll Jo) III. 'tit we colllil nut of t Ill-Ill. It'"
nbout Hie only tiling we're "lire of,
It wna a principle if Mr. I5lng to
nur.-e with .1. I'littpraon. And wby not?
He wh a itrent tunn. She knew It ii
well ii In- did mid Hint wn kimulng
It very well Ind I. Hi Judgment
liii.l l'.ii rlk'lit Irliitiil'liiinil.v nii'l
oM-rwIieltnllik-I.V rliflit. I'.ealib. It "
the only ciiiiiforfiililp tiling to d. She
bud bi-eii the IM-e "f woiiuiti who rend
thoae weird article written by k'rni
widow on -Mow to Ki i the l.ove of
a 1 1 n-l.ii nil."
So It b:iipet.p.l that the I'.iiik' be
gun In coiialru.'t a little irod to aiiit
lli.'ir own tnate mnl luil.il one
lib. .lit n lr:n tnl. le ii a toy doc. They
withdrew from Hie I 'oiigri-k'tit loiuil
ctnircb nn I hud lionae pnrtlc for aim
dry ialtor from New York iiinl Ha
eliiii-nd I'V.-ry wi-i-k i-iid.
I'd) III returned frnm . hool In M iy
with ii aplrlt -iiiite In Ininnony with
H t of her pnr. iit She bad -petit
the holl.hi nt tin- home of a frl.'iid
III New York nml bud lenriie-l to l..e
till- lli-W ihllli'.'" Illl'l to StlHiKi'. lllttlollL'll
Ii it t wna a Hotter to l.p tii.-nt ioin-d
otily In ii whlaper mid imt In the pr.-
il f her pnr.lita She wn u mil.
Iillli...li e k'lH wltll blue ec, l.loii.le
It ii ir. perfect I. '.tb nn. I complexion,
Htnl nltttoat II pelf. -it tik'Htc II. re
-In- wn. nt In-t. broiiklit iii to the
point of ii . oniiitk- out p .rt
It bud been n ciirlou tin. I r:ither
in, fo minute brliufilig up Hint the irl
Int.) aiifTen-d. She h;i. lfii the pride
of a mother' heart itinl tin upier
of Hint .-.Jtloll I npt to in blew L-leilt
au. .-. -a- ill -na)'l ink- ii mother s friend"
Willi topic nf eo-ieraitioli. Plulll
bad le u Hatter.,! tiiid ii.ilk-e. M-a
I'.Iiil- aa entitled to much credit, hav
ing I.e. ii horn of r nml Illiterate
parents In a -mull tillage on tin- llml
aoit a little south of the capital. She
was pretty ai d grew up with n lotig-tig
for bitter thinks .1. rntterson got
her tit a bargain In an Albany .lepart
Di.tit at.ite where aie atnotl all day
behind the notion ini'liter. "At a bar
gain." It niiiM be anid. because. .n
the whole, there were higher value
In her pers lity than In hi She
had ii.'iuireil that coinnioii ISertlm
'lay habit of associating with noble
lords who liM-d in cheap romance
mid bad a taste for poor but hoiie-e
glrla The practical .1. Patterson baled
that kind of thing Itut hi wile kept
a Hiipply of Hiee highly flavored nov
els hidden in the little tint nml spent
her leisure reading them.
Hue of the earliest recollection of
Pbylll wa the cant Ion. "Ihui't tell
father"' rocclxcd on the biding of a
bonk. Mr. King hud bought, in those
weak, pinching time of poverty, ev
travagntit thing for herself and the
girl mid gone In debt for them, rol
led or had come nt tiniest lo get their
ninliey with Impatient ilelualids.
The P-tiiK were living In a city
thoae day. Pbylll had been n wit
ness of ninny Interview" of the kind.
All along tin- ii of life, "he bad
heard the oft reM-ate. lii.lunci Ion.
"Iioii't tell fill her!" She came to re
gard men a creature ln were not
to be told. When I'hyl" got Into a
acrtipe at a. hool. on nci-mint of a lit
tle flirtation, and Mr. IMng went to
nee nbout It. the two ngreed on keet
ing the Miilo-nt fact" from father.
A ilressiiuiker came lifter Pbylll
arrived to get her ready for the party.
The iiftetiioon of the event, .1. I'atter
Hiin brought the young people of the
beat families of lla.eltnend by npeclnl
train to Itlngvllle. The t'rnnker, the
WUhrrilU. the Ameses, the Itctifrewn
and a number of the most popular stu
di-nlH In the Normal school were nlso
Invited. They bail the famous string
band from Himdmcnd to furnish mu
sic, inn! Smith--an linprelve young
FngMsh butler whom they had brought
from New- York on their last return.
Phyllis wore a gown which Judge
fruoker described n "th limit." He
aald to hln wife nfter they hud gone
home: "Why. there waa nothing on
her back but a pair of velvet gnl
lowaea and when I mood In front of
her my eyea were scnreil."
"Mra. King rnlla It high art," enld
the Judge'a wife.
"I call It down pretty rinse to aee
level," aald the Judge. "When she
flinched with those young feller and
went wrestling around the room she
reminded me of grapevine growing
The reactliMi on the Intellect nf the
Judge quite satlstlea the need of the
historian. Again the Old Spirit ol
Klngvllle bad received notice. It Is
only necessary to add that the punch
waa atrtuijf and th houM party ov
ttie week end made a good deal nf taflt
by fa at driving aroumj the country In
motorcar nn (iiniy and hy loud
alnglng In hoata on the river and
nolay ilny nn the tennla court. Thai
kind nf thing wn new to ningvllle.
When It waa all over. Phyllla told
her mother that fionlnn King one of
the young men had Insulted her
when they had been out In boat to
gether nn Hiindny. Mr, fling waa
allocked. Tliey had talk about It op
In riiylll' lipilnaiin at the and of
"Don't Tall Father!"
which Mr. I'.iiiL- deliver.'.! nn Injunc
tion, "Ikin't I'll father!"
It was so,, I, after the partv that Mr.
J. Pat'eisoit King seiii for Willlatii
Stiodgrass the enrpelilf r. lie wanted
an extension built on hi bouse con
taining new I.e. Ir.... ins mnl hatha and
n large sun parlor. The estimate of
Stio.lk-t ass was unexpectedly large. In
explanation of the fact the latter said:
"We work only eigln hours a day now.
The men demand il and they must be
taken to mid from their work. They
can get all they want to do on those
"And they demand seven dollar and
a half a day at that? It's big pay for
nn ordinary me, hatilc." sai, .1. Patter
son. "There's plenty of work to do,"
Stimlgriis alMver.-d "I don't cure the
snap n' tny linger whether I get your
,,li or not. I in forty thousand alien. 1
o' the game and 1 feel like lav In' ofT
for the summer and takln' a rest "
"I suppose I could get yon to work
overtime and hum the Job through If
I'm witling to pay for It?" the tnilllon
"The rate would be time mi' n billf
for work done after the eight hour
are up. but It's bind to g-t anyone to
Work overtime these dnvs."
"Well, go iiln-nd and get till the work
vuii can out of these plllto.-rala of the
saw mnl hammer. I'll pay the bills."
said .1. Patterson.
The terms created a rc,ir, In Klng
vllle. Kut. as Mr, King had ngr 1 to
them. In 111" haste, they were estab
lished. Israel Sliced, the plumber, was
working with bis men on n Job nt Mil
lertoii. but he t.-ok on the plumbing
for the Ping bouse extension, at price
above nil priscdi'lit. to be done lis
sn..ii as In- could get lo It on hi re
turn. The butcher and grocer bud Im
proved the opportunity to raise their
prices, for P- ng never cpn-st ioiud a
bill. ll- ct the pace. Prices stuck
where be put the peg. So, uiiw It t ing
ly, the millionaire had created condi
tions of life that were extremely dif
ficult. Since prices IihiI gone up the vil
lage of llingville had been running
dow n at the heel. It hud been at best
nml. In the main, a rather shiftless
nml Inert coniinuWIty. The weather
had worn the paint off ninny house
before their owners had seen the need
of repainting. Not tintll the rtiln
drummed on the Hour vvns the average,
drowsy Intellect of Klngvllle roused to
net ion on the roof. It must be said,
however, that every one was busy,
every day. except lllrtnu Kleukinsnp.
who often Indulged In ante mortem
slumbers In the graveyard or went out
on the river with his dog Christiana,
his buttle it nd his fishing rod. The
people were selling goods, or learning,
or working In the two hotels or the
niuchlue shop or the electric light
plant or the mill, or keeping the bay
off the liiwns, or building, or teaching
In the schools. The gardens were
largely dependent on the spasmodic
Industry of schoolboys nml old men.
Ko It will be si-en Hint the work of the
community hud Utile effect on the sup
ply of thing necessary to life. In
deed, a general habit of extravagance
had heeii grow ing In the village. Peo
ple were not an careful of food, fuel
lind clothing as they hud been.
It waa a wet summer In llingville.
The day nfter the rnlna began. Pn
fessor Itenfrew culled at the house of
the sniffy Smulgrasa- the noiiveau
rlche and opulent carpenter. He sat
reading the morning puver with a new
diamond ring on the third finger of his
"My roof la leaking badly and It
will have to be fixed at once," the pro
"I'm sorry. I can't do thing for
you now," aald SnodgrnsB. "I've got
ao much to do, I don't kuow which
way to turn."
"Kill you're not working thla rainy
day. are yuuT" the profoasor ajtkvd.
"No. and I don't propose to wort ftl
thla mln fur anybody; If I did I'd fix
my own roof. To tell you the truth, 1
don't have to work at all! I rnlculate
that I've gut all the money I need. 8o,
when It rains, I Intend lo rest and get
acquainted with my fnmlly."
lie was Arm but In no way disagree
able about It.
Some of the hnlf dor.cn men who. In
like trouble, called on hltn for help
that tiny were Inclined to resent hi
declaration of lndesndence and hi
devotion to Iclaiire, hut really Mr.
Snmlgrnas was well within hi rights.
It was a more serious mutter when
Judge Crooki-r's plumbing lenked atid
ft, aided his kitchen and cellar. Israel
Kneed wn In Mlllerton every day and
Working overtime more or leas. He
refused to put a bund on the Judge'
pipe. He wa sorry hut he couldn't
make a hore of hltuelf and even If
he nuild the time was past when he
had to do It. .ludge t'rnnker brought
a plumber from llari'lmead. sixty
mile In a motorcar, and had to pay
seventy dollar for time, labor and
materials. Thl niechanlp declared
that there was too much pressure on
the plpt-s. a Judgment of whose ac
curacy we have nhtitiilntit proof In the
hlatory of the next week or so. Never
had thvre been such a bursting nf
pipe and flooding of cellars. That
little lake up in the hill which stii
pllpd the water of Klngvllle seemed to
have got the common notion of moving
Into the village. A rio7.cn cellar were
turned Into swimming pisils. Modern
Improvement were going out of com
mission. A committee went to llarel
mcail mid nfter a week' pleading got
a pair of young and Inexperienced
plumbers to come to Klngvllle.
"They must 'a' plugged 'em with
gold," said Ivncnn llosley, when the
New leaks were forthcoming, but
Hiram Klehklnsnp conceived the no
tion of slopping them with poultice
nf white lead and blindage nf cativaa
bniitid with tine wire. They dripped
and many of the pipe of Klngvllle
looked as If they were aitfTerllig front
sprained ankles mid sore throats, but
IPram had prevented another deluge.
The price of coal bad driven the
people nf Klngvllle buck to the wood
for fuel. The old w I stole bad
been cleaned ami set up In the sitting
rooms and kitchens. The saving had
been considerable. Now, o many men
wire putting In their time on the
Inui-e tin. I ground of J. Patterson
King nn, I the new factory at Millertmi
that the local vv 1 denier found It
impossible to get the help he needed.
Not twenty-five per cent of the orders
nn hi- I Us could be tilled.
Mr. King's house was finished In Or
tol.er. Then Stiodgrnss itnimiin, ed
Hint he wa going to take It
ivisy. a beenme a niali of his opu
lence. He had bought a farm mnl
would only work thi'ee day a week at
bis trade. Sneed bad also bought a
t ii rm mid inipilriil a feeling of opil
len.f. lie was going to work when
he felt like It. Kef ore he tackled nnv
leaking pipes he proposed to make n
few leak in the deer up In the Adiron
dack. So the roof mid the plumbing
had to wait.
Meanwhile, Klngvllle was In sore
trouble. Hie ancient mof of Its re
spectability had begun to leak. The
beams mid rafter In the house of It
spirit were rotting away. Many of
the Inliiibiiniit of the latter regarded
the gnat .1. Patterson King with a
kind of awe like that of the Shep
herd of the Klrris. He was the leading
citizen. He had done things. When
.1. Patterson King decided that rest or
fresh nlr was better for him than bad
music nml dull prayers and sermons,
and that Hod wn really not much con
cerned as to whether a man sat In a
pew or a rocking chair or a motorcar
on Sunday, he wn, probably, quite
right. Kenlly, It wn a matter much
more Important to Mr. King and his
neighbor Hum to toid. Indeed. It la
not at all likely that the ruler of the
universe was worrying much about
them. Kut when .1. Patterson King le
elded In favor of fun and fresh air. It.
Purily druggist nuirie a like deci
sion, and It. Punly was a man of com
manding Influence In his own home.
HI daughters, Mabel and Cindy, and
hi son, Klchard, Jr.. would not have
been surprised to see him elected
President of the I'nlted State, onie
day, believing that the honor was only
for the truly grout. Sisui Mrs. I'urriv
stood alone a hosles minority of
one In the household. ty much
pleading and nagging, she kept the
children In the fold of the church for
a time but, by and by. grew weary of
the effort. She was converted by nerv
ous exhaustion to Hie picnic Sunday.
Her conscience worried her. She real
ly felt sorry for H.ul and made sundry
remark calculated to appease and
(Continued Next Week)
When we see tho reckless driving
of autoa thru our streets we agrw
with the pedestrian in his reply to
the motorist in the following; conver
sation: Motorist (after hitting pedestriun)
"You were trying; to cross in the
middle of the block."
Pedestrian "Whut difference does
it make? If I cross at the corner
you will knock me into the middle
of the block, and we might just as
well begin there." St. Louis Tost
Uispatch. How Rat Nearly Destroyed
Mrs. L. Bowen'e (R. I.) House
'ft rn.wlh w moulda't go Into thr cellar. Irak
fast Ih rat. Uuc suthl il srt our ahutr kilt-hrs-al
ki by i-nin mjtilii. 1 he nril tiiy. v gut Iha
tally ibinjt with kui-snie-iurt iMatcskr kali dry
talMliut koiawU. lbnal mar iAc, tV, ti-Xi.
twltt Mat gMMialfd by
Perter-Moore Drag Co.
Heavaley A Deridaoej
"HE 15 THE ONE
AMERICAN LEGION WANTS BERO
DOLL BROUGHT BACK TO
SEDITION IS STILL AT WORK
Man Who Fought for Flag en the
Battlefield Are Being Compelled te
Continue te Fight for It in the Fields
ef the Home Land.
By EDWARD B. CLARK.
WnahliiKloii. t'ol. K, VV. Htilhralth,
commander of the American Legion,
has been upending considerable time
in Washington recently. He has been
In conference with rresiilent Harding
and some of the lenders of congress
concerning legislation which the serv
ice men would like to have enacted
at the extra session.
It seem to be the belief of the
Legion leader t hut at the next session
proviaioii will be made for the group
ing of all government soldier relief
iigemie into one bureau, and for a
eoiiiiiiiiou hoapital program, especial
ly for tuberculous and neiiro-psychi-ulrlc
"He is the one I'.oi he we want."
This is what the Legion's com
num. I. t has auid In reference to tirover
Cleveland Kergiloll, riiiliidc Iphia draft
evader, rich ami inllueiitiiil, who is
now in a country which he loves bet
ter apparently than the land of his
birth. It is the belief in Waahingtoti
that the new administration will make
an efl'ort to lay hands on Kergiloll ami
hrinij lilm buck to this country. The
Legion says Hint it wants this 111:111
ami if the government wants him it
will get him.
Nearest Their Hearts.
(if coure the pros-r cure of the
sick and wounded soldiers is the tiling;
nearest the heiirts of the service men.
Already the country knows that the
sum of jtil.msi.iNsi instantly is avail
able foi reliospiliilizalioii purposes.
'I'll sole fear now is apparently that
go' ennui-lit red tape, and the delays
which have become historic iu Amer
ican administration, may prevent
i.uick relief for the sufferers, but all
thnl men can do to spur the gov. Tu
rn, ut to its instant duty Is to be done.
The American Legion lias tint for
gotten the recent meeting at Madison
S(unre Harden, New York city, where
pro (ici'iiisius were allowed to preach
doctrines that were more than M-mi-seditioiis.
Neither has the Legion for
gotten the ut tempi of pro licrnuitis to
break up another meeting iu New
York city which was called for the
purpose of disciplining 11 recreant
Legion member. If any one believes
that the American Legion is going to
let such matters us these drop an
other thought should be coining to
Itcccntl.v there was held in Madison
Sipiure Harden, New York city, under
the auspices of the American l.cglou
"An All-American Meeting for Hod
It wa not necessary at that
lug to have 1,."ii policemen Insi
hall to maintain order. Win
lovers of (o-riiiiiny held their meet
ing they suciveded In securing the
services of 'J.ihk) policemen who they
thought might be ready to club any
American Legion man vv ho should
show any tisi marked uu ulTcction for
the American flag.
A Patriotic Document
Here Is the call for the recent unai-t-ing
which the American Legion scut
"An All American Meeting for God
und Country will be held In Mudisou
Spiare Harden, Krlday, .March IS.
"For two year an Insidious prop
aganda has been curried 011 through
out the nation. Forces idcntilled with
movements and causes unworthy of
America uguln appear to break the
friendships born of the common strug
gle human liberty.
"I'ropiiguti'lii in many forms, some
of It of foreign origin und Iu foreign
Interests. Is being disseminated, en
tering the school, the home und the
"Appeals for causes which In them
selves are worthy, namely: humanity,
decency utul charity, are being inudo
the vehicle for the spread of hute,
furnishing genus for future wars.
"Meetings which are disgraceful ex
amples of propaganda, are being held
throughout the jiutlon for the pur
(hisc not only of disuniting the Atucr
bun ts-ople hut also of ullemalng us
from those peoples who gave with us
their life's blood on a common battle
Held. "There comes a time iu the history
of all peoples when they must prepare
themselves to meet a common f.
Such a time bus come to the Amer
ican people. Our honor, our ideal
and our future are Imperiled. Khali
they remain undefended V The noble
dead and those who now lie in hos
pitals, living iiiouiiiiienl of willing
sucriflce, who gave lliclr bodies for
their heart's desire, bs.ls lo us lo cur
ry on for Uod and Country."
For the drat time In the history of
the American nation tneu who fought
for the Hag ou Hie battletieid are be
ing coin 1 s-1 led to continue to tight for
I; In the fields of the home lund. The
enemy culls Itself American, but It la
American to a fur less degree than
the Herman who fought against the
American Hug Iu the Argouue, In the
flt. Mih lei aallent and along the banks
of the Mouse and the Marne,
Plan Work for Congress.
Congress knows pretty well what
duties will h expected to perform,
ml the order In which they must be
tnken up, when the extra session
cornea Into being. In truth. President
llnrdltiR, In his Inaugural address,
gave some Intimation of what he ex
pects, although lie did not go Into
When the new congress assembles In
April It probably will find waiting for
It some definite plan cniicernlna; for
eign relations. It Is, of course, possi
ble that the ('resident and the secre
tary of state w ill not llnd enough time
between now and the convening of con
gress to set forth ,. 'finitely their view
concerning the vexing question of our
relutlons wl'h the lauds across the sea,
llUt it U Hot believed t li ut spring will
he fur advanced before plan are pre
sented for action or rejection, al
though It can be taken fur granted
that, with the heavy iCfpiihlicua ma
jority In both houses, 110 administra
tion plan stands In much danger of die
approval. The Knox resolution for immediate
peace with (iermuny may show ita
head In the senate within a day or two
after the next session begins, ulthough
now- there la some thought of postpon
ing It. The high hope of some of the
senators Is that the l'resldeiit will rec
ommend the coupling up with the res
olution of a paragraph which will give
to France a new evidence of our
friendship fur that country. No one
can (ell, however, as to how this will
be. because there bus been strong op
position lu congress to doing anything
with the Knox resolution except to
puss It in the briefest possible form,
a form which shall include nothing ex
cept a buhl statement tbut ouce ex
ists with (ierniniiy.
Harding Gave Warning.
In his inaugural uddress Mr. Hard
ing said: "Tli 1 tp is no Instul.t step
from disorder to order. We must face
u condition of grim reality, charge off
our losses mnl start afresh. It is the
oldest lesson of civilization. I would
like the government to do what It can
to mitigate them. In understanding. In
mutiialily of Interest, in concern for
the common good, our tasks will be
F.very I'residi'tit in recent years on
taking ollice bus siiid something in his
inaugural address to remove from the
minds of it'i'lii in kinds of people the
thought that because an administra
tion is changed Instant relief from evil
can be expected. Mr. Wilson said
something of this kind when he came
into ollice. and so ilhl Mr. Tuft and
Mr. Iliiost'velt, and it may be that all
the I'resiili'iits before their time had
a like thought, and uttered a like note
It must be retnemlieretl that this Is
u Kepublican administration, Itepuh
licali ill the White House, Itepublicun
Iu both branches of congress and Ile
publit'iiti in till the executive depart
ments, t'oiiscipicnll.v the Itepublicun
party Is to he held responsible for
everything that is done or that Is left
undone. The rrcshlciit bus been hold
ing conferences Willi leaders of con
gress. Apparently the executive und
Hie legislative branches want to make
good, but it can be said without any
animus whatsoever that some of the
legislators, us has been the history of
things ever since politic was, seem to
want to make got a I in everything only
if it can be done wiilinut injuring their
chances of re-election.
Pass Immigration Bill.
Tlie plan of the Ilepublicans Is for
an Immediate passing of the Immigra
tion bill which fulled of passage ut the
last session. The l'resldeiit and a ma
jority of the licpuhtlciin senators and
representatives apparently want to
have this bill put through In Just the
form In which It was passed ut the last
session, but influences have lieen
brought to bear on some nf the mem
bers and senators, and It looks now as
If the percentage rate of Immigrant
who lire to be allowed to enter the
country is to he raised. Congress at
the last session Qxed the Immigration
rate at .'I -r cent of the persons of nny
one nationality now residing within
the I'nlted Stules. Now It Is being
urged that the srcentuge be raised to
5 per cent, and there tire some mem
bers of congress who would like to see
it put up to a much higher point.
The Immigration bill, however, will
go through and It seems likely today
that the only yielding that will come
will be In the direction of raising of
the rale of Inlliix f'rotu .'( per cent to 3
per cent. At the "' per cent rate about
-JiHi.iim! Immigrants will be admitted
info the Fulled States every year.
The tuny appropriation bill failed of
passage at the last session of congress.
It w ill be 1 11 ken up Immediately on the
11 assembling of the lawmakers, und
vviih Its discussion will come a tontinu
atloii of the debute on disarmament.
The country Ik to hear a great deal
more about the navy building prog rum
of Japan before congress llnally acta
on matters concerning our own fleets.
Only President Who "Came Back."
In practically ull llsis of our I 'rest
dents which rank them numerically,
only one name occurs twice, that of
(i rover Cleveland. The other I 'resi
dents who have served two terms
were chosen to succeed IheiiiHelveH,
Thus Washington U lulled our tlrwt
I'resid iil and J"bH Adams our see
Olid, ami not our third, ua would he
the case if Washington's two admin
istrations were numbered separately.
tirover Cleveland was defeated by
Iteiijaiiiin Harrison when renominat
ed, but be triumphed over Harrison
four years later. He la the only one
of our 1'resLleut re-elected after an
Interim and, iu numerical lists, he la
called our twenty aecoud aud tweuty.
fourth I'resldeuL j