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THE MARION DAILY MIRROR lliOrtDAY, 'APRIL 3. 1907
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A. C. .BOLLAND . . . .Edltc
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Weather for Olilo Rnln una colder
tonight; '1'iieHiUiy rain, colder In
It n surprising how many
bprinsc suits made tne'r appearance
toil ny .
A Zanosvillo man determined at
A ball Raino to commit hiiicidc.
The liomc team must have been Jok
Lovers of baseball arc watching
the skies now ih an endeavor to
determine -whether or not, Wednes
day will be fair or foul.
Guatemala hns a chip on hor
shoulder now and is fpoling with
Mexico and tho United States.
Peaco in Central America seems to
bo an impossibility.
Efforts to attract attention from
Bryan by announcing other presi
dential possibilities arc not meet
ing with any great success. ,
Tho public vriil ho caiied
to 4nioo Lomiiuuiucr rcaxys
next dash for tho pole. It would
bo better to let tho polo alono for
a. while and take care of the fam
ine sufferers in China.
Cigar onakers of 'Havana have
struck because of a differenco with
their cinploycis over wages. And
jot Ihoro mo those who claim the
Cubans arc -not becomimr American
ized. Tho compliments which havie
been passed upon the JMhror's tpo
cisil baseball section of Saturday
aie numerous and bhow that the
peoplo of tho city nprccinto en
terprise. Secrotai-y Tat't hud tho corner
Btone ofi Dayton's new Y. M. C.
A. .building Sunday. Ho will now
set about Jaying tho comer stouo
of his picsidential campaign.
A woman utio murdereil her own
cbildien und was committed to tho
Columbus insano asylum lias just
made her second escapo. It seems
to bo easier for her to escape fiom
that institution than for Joo 'For
ak(r to get out of politics.
Ilarriman's special counsel is of
tho opinion that !.2,000J00,000 of,
water has; been squeezed out of the
railroads since Roosevelt began hi
crusade against them. No wonder
thoro lian been so much rain that
tho management could not .complete
tho ball park.
The low mutturings of a cathe
dral pipo orgnnwcre mistaken for
tho rumbling of an earthquako and
in tho panic which seized the con
gregation, two women weio killed
and a, hundred injured. Another
argument which can bo used by
tlrose opjosed to church anusio
ing accompanied by a imisical
.Bryan's suggestion that tho gov
ernment own itlio trunk lino rail
ways of tho United States was not
taken kindly in (this country, hut
President Diaz of Mexico now
threatens to adopt tho .plan in an
cfforl to prevent a merger of tho
liuea of lik republic and tho for
mation of a Jimst similar to the
orifef fSfcJhxujteJj in this country.
he Ohio donation- to tho Jam
estown Eitpositibn wet with many
For filltw hacks aai fraata
mmmX far variant iecarativa
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W., rz rNA
:v V J W lalim ken :,pice before tho last two vtatta and normmwht' wovia xaon Wo w7. iw 7iVr ,. . T. "" uo"on HlurKe( .to otller. 'T dtdaM'wy I wa "whwbb, dik an outgrowth ot.;btne at "m"ra; SiOTrcW ounow
liffie.lHWp. The men had TJ fight
for 1 hfir tooni in the insido Inn,
one of tlie party camo near liav-
"ng i duel with a titled foreigner,
imm and even cold luncheoai were
wry hind to,8ecnro aud tho. whole
pailv had Ho go with dirty .hands
ami fares lecnti so of tho absence
of soap. -Senator Dick must have
looked very much like tho vhief of
tliu unwashed when ho aehchod
James Si . Heck, vliociijoyjt tho
distinction of being one of the
country's foremost corporation law
vcjs, J J of tli'' opinion Unit tho
peoplo Jmvo fallen into hero wor
ship. Ho lcfers ito the admiration
of I'rvsidcnt iKposOvelt, whU-h is
so widely expressed. There is; a
possibility that before tho Taft-
Forakor battlo i over many per
sons will awake to find that soil
of a hypnotic spell has been upon
them. Admire" of the president
arc not so numerous as thoy were
before ho began pulling wires and
dabbling in politics in an cffoit to
dictate who shall be tho republican
A thentio troupe- is unvoting tho
country presenting "Tho Roof
Garden Tragedy". Moving picture
shows aie giving exhibitions of
the Tliaw-White-Ncsbit affair. Peo
ple are going crazy over this caso
and others arc committing suicide
whilo one instance has boon re
corded -where a young giil became
-o imbued with the idea that she
tartcd out on' the same lino fol
lowed by the woman in the cac.
It .seems that the public has been
goiged with the disgusting details
of the affa:'l The newsn.mcrs have
been full of this Thaw tria) for
weeks and weeks. Not all, but
many of the details of the affair
havo been given to tho people and
it does seem that Micro has. boon
enough of this sort of thing. In
tomo cities the production of, "The
Clansman" has been stopped be
cause, of a fear ithat race prejudice
would bestirred to a gieater degiec
than exists at nicseut. but so
far no step has been taken to pre
ent the presentation of "Tho
Hoof Garden Tragedy" or tho
Let us havo an end of this Thaw
ease, at least until the time for the
second tiial begins.
He Officiates at Laying of a
Cornerstone for Dayton's
Dayton, O., April 29. Secretary
Taft came hero Sunday from Cincin
nati to assist In laying the corner
stone of tho now magnificent Y. M.
G. A. building. The streets were
crowded on all sides of the building
and roofs, verandas and laws wore
filled with peoplo who sought to
Kot a glimpso of the man who in
Ohio's cholco for presidHntiui nom Ill
ation. -The secretary was accom
panied by his brother. 'Charles P.
'i'aft, and somo personal friends, nntl
escorted by Jugo H. p. McCann, who
had gono to Cincinnati as tho special
representative of tho Young Men's
Luncheon awaited his arrival and
tho succeeding time was employed
greeting people and evading nucstlons
of the newspaper men bearing upon
The ceremony of laying tho corner.
stonooftho Young Men's Christian
atsoclatlon building begun at 2:30 ami
after singing, prayer nndi Scripture
leading, tho secretary was Introduced
by Presiont 1 L. bhuey.
i.Mr. Taft formaly placed, the relic
box In tho crypf piepared for it and
sealod It. The secretary's address
dealt mainly, with tho growth and
purposes of tho Young Men's
(Aftor tho cornerstone ceremonies
Secretary Taft returned to Cincin
nati, where ho will dellved two. nos-
sibiy threo addresses tomprrow. In
ine morning he wil visit tho Univer
sity of Cincinnati where ho is a pro
fessor in tho law school, and will do
lhcr up address to tho student.
Liter In tho day he may visit tho
chamber of oommerco for a short
Hn tho evening, ho will BneaH to
tho members of tho Businessmen's
clib on "Tho Panama Canah" This
address will relato chiefly to the
changes In the work and Improved
conditions on the Isthmus which have
Gold Lace Appeals to the Natives but the Plan is Consid
ered by the Provisional Governmenfeto'
' '"jrnvdVPWy Impractical.' '$r
Havana, Airll' 2!). -ThV plrfii 'of a
uiuan stanuing army oi jj.uuv ieii,
as suggested by the general stair of
tho army, Is most attractive to that
dement of the Cuban people which Is
fund of ho gold laco and regalia of
Spanish-American armies. Hut among
tho conservative elements thu plan
excites really less Interest than tho
preceding one to jecntlt tho jural
guard up to 12,000 men. '
Cov. Magoon, who ha not yet
been advised of any intention of tho
war department to adopt tho elab.
orato program or tho general stair,
does not believe it possible to ic
crult in tho island of Cuba 12,000
soldiers who shall come up to the
standard! of tho United States army.
This view is fully shared by Cubans
experienced in military affairs, who
point out that tho United States today
has such difficulty in obtaining sat
isfactory results for its i datively
small establishment, of GO.OOO men
that It cannot keep the ranks of tho
army of pacification evon leasonably
How then, they say, can Cuba bo
cxpectcd to raise a force of 12,000
men, which, In proportion to popu
lation would be equivalent to more
than half a million soldiers in the
United States? Where, It is asked,
aro to bo found the officers to com
mand this force?
While It is true that Cubajs rich
er Jn colonels than Kentucky and
rivals Haiti in the matter of g9nerals.
few of theso warriors have any
knowledge of military tactics othor
than those of the bush. To lasuro a
MEXICO PREPARES TO -TAKE
President Dias is Determined
do so is Advocating the
Mexico City,, April 20. The most
Interesting thing in Mexico today is
tho proposed government contiol of
all trunk lino railroads in Mexico.'
and, coming at a time when public
attention In tho United -States Is di
rected In tho satno channel, It pic
tents elements of Interest.
If President Diaz 13 ciltlcltud for
his methods, it must bo remembeied
that he has a curious people with
whom to deal, and tho best evidence
of the fact that his policy Is suited'
to tlio peojdo is that It I3 success.
ful. One of tho most dramatically
Interesting points in the wholo move
ment Is tho Tact that In adopting a
method to curb the American trusts.
In Mexico tho plan of the tnibts has
been turned ngalnst thorn, and the
"holding company" that Is being cre
ated by the Mexican government Is
modeled directly upon tho plan of
Congressman Illchard Bartholdt of
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supply of trafnod bAccrs a military
afadcniy,, a Cuban iWest Point, JhcV
. Thls,rW In Hiie'wllh a recent propo
sition strongly urged "upon Gov1. Ma
gon by Gen. Estonz, a prominent
Liberal, that at least'two school ships
be established to fform the nucleus
of a Cuban Annapolis in which to
lear tho Karraguts, Nelsons and To
gos of Cuban lleets to be.
Still more mtIous objections to tho
scheme aro that it once Imposes on
the republic tho , double burden 6f a
huge military establishment, which
will nbsorb at least' one-third' of tho
revenues and diminution of already
thin ranks of laborby Just so many
men as aro called, -upon to bear
Apart from theso military and
economic objections there is tho preg
nant question of what necessity exists
for the creation of a standing army.
What, It is asked, is this army to do,
assuming that it be'posslb)e to ralso
It? If the- force Is designed for ln-
surance against foreign nggrcssion(
what becomes of tho obligation of
,the United States to preserve lnvio-
,latc the boll qt Cuba? '
If, on the other hand, the army is
designed to maintain whatever gov
crnmenl may be in power when tho
Amei lean troops evacuate the Island,
Cubans predict that it will bo in
effect, a Pretorlan guard, capablo of
uro as a terrible engine of oppres
sion In the hnn-te of a despotic presi
dent and ever ready to hurl one ty
rant from power and elevate another
as tho Interests of tho military cast
to Prevent aiMergerand to
Same Move WhichT
Scrretaryiof Flnanqo Lfm-
antour sayg that thp 'first object of
this merger Is to 'prevent certiUn
laigc American capitalists' Interests
fiom getting a gi-lpon Mexican trans
He does not saypjalnly that ho
means Standard OllMior does ho say
that the plan ho lsAbiYCloping l3 for
tho purpose ot keeping Harrlman
from getting a hold on the situation,
but It is well understood thdt one or
these two Intel ests proposed to Air.
Llmautour Just such a plan as is
now being carried, out, with this es
sential dllfeieuco, that, Instead of be
ing In it, thoy are distinctly outside
of the breastworks.-
The three officially announced pur.
poses aie: To avoid tho absorption
of the Mexican lino by corporations
owning connecting properties in the
Missouri, leptwutlng 0110 of tho St
lei'i'iii fitNico congress iii New York.
United States; to- prevent fraction and
injurious competition between such
lines In iMoxIco, 'ami to brlhg about
rational nndt economic routing of
Tho total railroad mileage of Mex
ico is 10,800, and of tills 7130 miles
will fall under government owner
ship, In detail the plan takes la
ten roads and their many branches.
Theso are practically the "roads that
capitalistic Interests sought to com
bine Into a monopoly contrary to tho
laws of Mexico, and behind which
was nrrscnted an artniment which so
that it was a good thing td do that
it did Itself. Thmrsccrelary Llman-
it, llarrlmnn iwiththS 'other, since
bbth desire tocontrol tjic situation.
The 'holding company which has
been formed will be controlled by
the Mexican government through a
majority holding ot the stock and
bonds, and the company In turn will
own these roads., This holding com
pany, Hlrgal In the United States,
possibly Is no less Illegal In Mexico,
but the latter point soma to bo of
little" Importance, since tho govern,
ment lias tho power to support lis
Ono point that hitherto has not
been mentioned is that the Individual
management of the railroads Is not
to be Interfered with, each maintain
ing Its Integrity,' but falling abso
lutely under tho final absolute will
ot the government through its con
trol in tho matter.
Salt Lake City's Street Car
Strike has' Assumed a
Salt Lake City, Utah, April 29.
Tho street car strlko Is assuming a
berlous aspect. Twelve cars manned by
company officials, started early today,
but no passengers rbde. Bad eggs
and other missiles were nunoa at tho
crows and tho car windows were
smashed with bricks. Other union
labor bodies tihrcaten to go out In
sympathy, Including the electric work-
crfl- . Mui&W
The amateur photographer slid the
milk-colored plate , Into a tray and
poured over it a pint of water, Mag
ically then In tho mysterious ruddy
light fine black lines began to appear.
They ran this way and that; thoy
crossed, deepened, spread; soon tho
Plato had turned from whlto to black.
"It has developed Itself, you see," said
the photographer. "Hut how? You
put nothing but water on It." "I'll
toll you. Just as the surface of this
plate is coated, so theie is a coating
on the back a tiansparent coating of
extremely soluDle developer. You
ueqd only pour on water, when the de-
eloplng chemicals at onco dlssoho
aud in "that developing solution tho
image begins immediately to appear
A good idea, Isn't it? No, these self-
developing plates are not et on tho
maillot. Thoy aro still u little iniper.
feet. Soon, though, thoy will 119 as
peueci anu as common as self-ralslug
Utilization of Waste.
Tho United States Steel corporation
Is Installing 12 monster engines at va
rious plants, the unique feature about
them bdng that they do not-require,
oil, coke, coal, wood or oidlnary gas
for fuel. They are to be operated
solely with the gas which Is generated
in tho company's blast furnaces dur
lng'lhd process of steol manufacture.
This gas has heretofore gone to
waBte; but hereafter it will be made
to turn all the wheels. For a stqe!
plant to be able to suvo the cost of
its fuel Is taking a very big strldo to
ward economy. To bo able to abol
IbIi smoke at the bunio tlmo will add
to its popularity in communities
wheie the smoke-helchlng stacks
have smothoied tho air with black
ness. Ono more real trlumnb for th
Aiuerjcun icsiioss main.
Tainted Money In England.
Tho man who Is charitable, nr miin
Joins Jieartlly In the steady waifnro
(uun wubiiik uguinsi poverty, Is tho
umn who is good mat Is for the mo-
veii puu0'budiil,a-'lnoth,ads 'hlch
llaye.4ln thenr an"aJprecta'blfi'itdint oi
cruelty, butrillhOis "bnVtilnt,,f,'W
the sense of readiness tcnlak'ftMnrro
cliaiitablo gifts, the world condones
his action, or evon regards him with
admiration. Spectator, London.
Awful Breaks ,
The man of the house had shown
tho caller tho leaky roor, tho Insecure
foundatjou, tho unfinished upper
rooms, and tho e;rally wretched
condition of tlfe piemlses. "Now," ho
said. "I think you ought to iiiako the.
assessment abdut hulf what It 'was
last year." "You must have mlsun-
oerstooa me, Mr, G mpswlteh."
mem. me uecision of modern opinion.
'Ho'may sacrifice tho'noblpr objects of
Jii tu u iuniiuiK t'liiiHn nr rnrn nn
Sleep on it tirty nidifs. If vou don't find it
1 i ...... d?. r..im. ., ,.u
equiu to any pi icaiiauicsnum exactly USi)tCRrc)
scntcd return it and yauv money vill-be refunded".
This mattress is mlWc fiom good quality clastic
felt. Satin finish tickinglV regular $12 value.
$i,.oo cash, 50c a week.
We scirMir kinds of.g'ood mattresses as low in.
price as $2150.-' '
WARNED BY BEETLE'S KNOCKS,
It Meant Death According to an An
A curious stiptfstlllon has caused
or at any rate accelerated the death
of Mrs. Ucllamy, the" wife of a Hunt'
ingdonshiio feu farmer, living at Ram
sey, says the Manchester Chronicle.
Hearing In the, stillness of the night
lappings la an old fdmily deed box,
the woman, who had been slightly in
disposed for a day or two, was tersor
stricken, as her mother-in-law had
said that when a "knocking" camo
from the box a death in Jho house
followed. She moused her husband,
crying, "It's knocked! You know
that's the wnrnlngl" Tho farmer saya
that he then heard tapping in, the box
and states: "I knew what It meant;
my wife was to bo taken from me!"
adding: "Tho message which the, box
gave brought such a diea'd on my
wife that she took to her bed and
gradually pined away." Asked if be
thought the rapping brought about
her end, he replied: "There Is no
doubt about It," and fliey were heard,
he said, when his father died. Now
It turns out that the rapplngs were
made by tho common wood-boring Jn.
sect known as tho death watch bcetld
a namo It derives fi6ni the supersti
tion attaching to it which Is to be
found In old houses and ancient faiai
ture. It taps with its bend Igalnst
the wood in signalling to fta mate,
and the sharp bound It mkes In thft
sllenco of tho night has none of the
Bignillcanco with which superstition
has surrounded it.-
GAVE THEM FAIR WARNING.
Congregation Apprised of the "Otter
matlc election Box."
A negro preacher, whose Biipply of
hominy and w bacon was tunning low,
decided to take tadical steps to Iiu-
crtriSJ1,M.!Svthf'noCBH? fTlhor nonor' w" the weewly 3 ot
exchequer, says a writer in Human
Life. Accordingly, at the close of the
sermon ho mado an Impiesslve pause,
nnd then proceeded as follows:
"I 'hab found It necessary, on ac
count ob de astringency ob do haid
times an' de. ginernl deficiency ob de
clrculatln' lnejuin In connection wid
dls chu'eh, t Ititerduce ma new otter
inatlc c'lectlon box. It Is so arranged
dat a half dollah or quatah falls on a
ted plush cushion wldout- noise; a
nickel will ling a small bell dlsllnctu
ally hQMd by de congregation, an' a
suspendah button, ma lellow-mawtels-,
will Hah off a pistol; so ou will
gov'n ypsolves according. Let do
c'lectlon now p'oceed, w'lle I takes
off ma hat an' gibs out, a hymn,'
A Long Paid Penslop.
Tho rovolutlon put an end to much
tfeisonal und family history In France.
It spared tho imrinlnn nt Innl Rhol.
huino, Abbo Moreliot and, as It now
ai)l)ears. lllun Hint nnnnrHo.l In 1 7R7 in
(ho "postorlty" ot ono killed in shoot,
ing by the dauphin, as to which tho
council ot stuto ot the tepubllc haa
Just pronounced a decision.
1 Tho twepty-thlrd psalm is tho night
ingaio of psalms. ' It Is small, of a
homely featjier, singing shyly out ot
obscuHty; but O, it has filled tho air
of the whole world with melodious
Joy greater thun tho heart can con-
ceivo: uiossea ue xno any on wuicu
that psalm was ' bora! Henry Ward
P ' Oldest Idea. of Humor. 'y"i
I Tho oldest Idea of humor Jls sur
prise. This tho child exhibits when it
hides and cries "Bool" both surpris
ing and frightening Its son lor. One
may find this primal sense of humor
distributed through tho modern short
story. Poems which end contrary to
their foreshndowings aro (if this sort.
iti l Mrd Natural W.,n&
'A now extinct species of bird whioH
ormeny inuauitod ItodrJgues
1 i.ti .i..i t . .
SHE NEEDED ANOTHER HAND.
They Enjoyed the Show Immensely,
but Failed to Applaud,
In the parquet at the Orpheum.lait
nght sat a young man aqd his beat
girl. People behind them noticed that
the young couplo seemed to enjoy"'
the show Immensely, but neither
would applaud, says the' Denver, Post.
They would look at each other and '
smile and say 'TlneM" "Isn't -that
great!" and other such things, but ,
they would not applaud. Everybody
else near by was applauding, and that
started tho peoplo behind the younp
couplo to wondeilng why they did
not clap their hands and show their
appreciation substantially, finally
James H. Citllen came on the stage
and began his singing stunt. His
first two bongs mado great hits, hut
Btlll the young couple did not applaud.
His third song was even better' than t
the other two, and It was then that .
the mysteiy as to why the young
people did not applaud was explained
to those1- behind them. When Cullen
finished the song the girl turned to
her escort. "John," she said, loud
enough for these behind to, hear,
"you'll have to let go my liandimln
ute. I've Just got to applaud this
muu." , . .
Heroism of a Nurte.
Of all tho tests of lieroltim to which
humanity Is subjected 'none Is perhapn
more awful than an enrthquajce. It s
is fiom disasters Buch as the torrlblis
earthquake in Jamaica that real cour
ago emerges. Ono of tho bravest
workers during tho tlmo ot tho Kings,
ton earthquake was Nuiso Sarah
Cross, who for nearly 40 hours con.
secutively gave surgical aid to the In
Jured on bouid the It. AI. S. Port
Kingston, under tho direction of Dr.
Arthur J. Evans. Middlesex hospital,
with which Nurse Cross has been con
nected for 1C years, was the see.
tho other day of a little ceremony in
lumlnated address setting forth .. the
record of her services to 200 unfor
tunate sufferers hi tho West Indfan
Play In the Dark.
Because they have no sight and
must cultivate their senas of feeling,
tho blind are peculiarly sensitive of
touch. The average- piano htuilent
can profit by the knowledge and help
himself more than he realizes by It
few minutes of nightly practice with
out artificial light. Try-golqg to (he
piano when tho lights are low, or not
burning at all. Run over tho scales'
In consecutive order. Then play the
arpeggios nnd running chords of the
dominant sevonth and diminished
fifth. Thon let. yourself go on 'the
pieces you have memorized. You will
nhd yourself musically awakened, for
you can hear better when you are not
distracted by what you see, and your
touch will becomo niord firm and sure
aud your dependence on printed notes
will gradually grow less,
The power of gentleness Is ono of
tho unmeasured forces' iu human life.
"A soft answer" win plerco,, deeper
than a "two-edged sword." It da more
natural under provocation to use the
latter; but the use offAe former Ib
In imitation of HJjn who "when He
was reviled, revlednot again)' Gen
tleness gives a man power withhli
fellow-men. It liicfflasjs the love of
hB frlouds, and dUni the rfnger ot
his enemies. He Who"?fbuld sflrve hU
generation well must possess IL It Is
to be learned in the school of Christ,
who Is our pattern jn. this aa It overy
El ace. "Thy gentleness hath wad
me great."-Rev J. H. Miller.
A French Joke. ,' .
Here Is a French Joke that la rath
er English In .character, The maVula
do Favietes, notorious ,tor his imp
cunloslty, caMed cm a man ofmeaaa
named Barnard and said: "Monsieur,
Iam going to astoBlih' you, "I am
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