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Monday, August XI, 1910.
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Power Of Campaign Promises
THE one practical source of power that never quits working, never fines up,
never erodes, fails to park, cross circuits, goes on vacation, acquires a
jag, bursts a tube, gets leaky boilers, strikes, or asks for more pay, is the
wind, the blessed joyous breezes that sweep the deserts clean of sand and bring
Wrs to the eye, that cool- and freshen the atmosphere and temper the summer
sun that work like the dickens day and night and accomplish little but moving
from place to place and changing their point of view and point of attack.
Why not set the blooming loafers to work? They don't earn their roard and
keep. They sweep around and batter and bang, but it is all wind like the prom
ises of the politicians just before the primaries, and they cost about as much and
a-e worth about as much so long as they are not put in harness and made to
The windmill is the thing. It will help to solve the farm problem m many
a western area. The dry farming process is all right in a normal year, but in a
drouthy year there may be a failure and discouragement. The crops will grow all
ritrht, and mature, if they can only be got started and carried through the first
tender days and weeks of growth. Here is where the windmills will come in.
Under the usual system it costs from $10 to $50 an acre to instal Vmdmills,
tanks, and distributing system for part-season irrigation. Some crops will stand
this initial cost-and some will not. The annual maintenance, however, is slight, so
that the cost of water is not at all prohibitive in most cases. But suppose we
go at this windmill business in a rational wayj What is the matter with using
the wind more ways and more times? Why not erect a row of windmills across
the plain as close together as the wheels can be placed, economizing in many of
the sustaining, driving, and transmitting parts? Then another ror 10C feet from
the first row, and so on. It is clear that the same wind can be used over and over,
and that there is.asTnuch power developed at any one point on the average as
there is 20 feet orlOO feet away. Also the various levels of wind may be utilized
We have not begun to use this perpetual and absolutely free source of power.
There is a great field here to develop cheaper mechanical appliances and better
methods that will enable the plains dweller to use more extensively and more"
advantageously this source of power that is always available in abundance to
all men alike.
The output of pig iron in the first half of this year was 40 percent over last
year and more than double the output in the first half of 1908. This year's output
breaks all records, and the iron industry is regarded as the best barometer of
general industrial conditions. x
That enemy of our youthful holidays, "pusley," or purslane, which always
was waiting to be pulled up and destroyed, has been discovered by the farm sci
entists to be excellent hog feed, and there is even talk of cultivating the "weed"
for ensilage. It is not the first weed that has suffered neglect under our ignorant
Merely a Fishing Trip
POSTMASTER GENERAL FRANK H. HITCHCOCK is in New, Mexico, con
ferring with Republican leaders of the two territories. He will spend a
week fishing on the upper Pecos, and will then go to Arizona to study the
situation. The national administration is taking a keen interest in the affairs of the
territories, for the administration is in a way responsible to the people of the
country for the enactment of suitable constitutions and for the election of strong
men to the national legislature.
Under our system of government it is a matter of grave concern to the whole
country just what sort of men are sent to the senate and the house from the new
states. There will be no improper interference from Washington in territorial af
fairs, and the rights of self government and free choice will be jealously guarded;
nevertheless the assistance of national leaders will be welcomed, and the vote in
the two territories is too close between the parties to admit of a moment's neg
lect if the four new senators are to be guaranteed to the Republican side,
An automobile road from here to the site of the big dam a necessity and it
Is time to begin. Good roads bring profits out of all proportion to their cost.
In discussing the initiative and referendum, you can't get away from the fact
that our present system provides for deliberative consideration of legislative meas
ures, presumably by men specially qualified for the work and paid to devote their
time to it; while the direct legislation system proposed by a strong element in
each territory provides for the enactment or de'struction of laws by perhaps a small
percentage of qualified voters, without much more consideration than can be given
while standing in the voting booth marking the, ballot.
An Odd Party Alignment
'OCIALISTS and Democrats are entering
of Arizona, and there is a tendency on the part of the Republicans to make
the demand for the initiative, referendum, and recall the line of party divis
ion. This is hardly well founded, for Republicans have fooled with these doubtful
isms elsewhere as much as Democraats have. In local affairs the initiative and
referendum have some merit while the recall system is a dangerous and unwise
invasion upon our governmental plan. In state affairs all three are impractical
and unwise; they are experimental, with the weight of experience against them.
Conservative Democrats in both territories realize this fact and will oppose the
TJpFcftSumne'r way they are classing sweet clover as a -pest, that will re
quire concerted action of farmers to get rid of it Sounds queer for the "desert"
All efforts to keep partisan politics out of the election of delegates to the con
stitutional conventions in thctwo territories have totally failed. The radicals of
all parties, however, should-be scratched when election day comes. A conservative
document, considerate of the views of various schools of thought, is best assured
of ratification by the "people and approval at Washington. It is well known that
the senate and the president will refuse to approve radical constitutions, and there
may be serious delays from this sort if anything fancy is attempted at Santa Fe
and Phoenix., v 4
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'U' vALrs Denatured Poem
ETHINKS I've been arrested about a thousand times, toy peeier piuu
chested, for divers grades of crimes; and often it has pained me to note
their lack of taste; some times they nearly brained me, by giving me a
paste with lienum-vitae hilly, or !No. 14 shoe; when they have knocked you siuj ,
what can a mortal do? They will not brook discussion, your tears are no avail;
thev seem intent on rushin' your system into jail. And now they
sav the ladies desire policemen's beats; the Myrtles and the Sadies
LADY would guard the city streets. It is a scheme that cheers me, a plan
POLICE as smooth as pearls! The whiskered copper queers me produce the
peeler girls! . Soon may, with ribboned billy, sweet jane ner sium.
' begin, and nab your little "Willie, and gently ran him in I I've worn out
n eonco.tinn .ir.fl lifp is but a bore: but this new innovation makes me sit up some
to be arrested by lovely
to do! The ladv cops
more. Ah me.
with power so to do! The lady cops
have the boon of freedom, when once the
Copyright, 1910. by .George Matthews
REEFS AND ROCKS
By Fleraming Usslng.
At 3 oclock sharp Preben Wemme, the
young lawyer, closed his officeand
started for Cafe Bristol. He sat down
at one of the small tables on the side
walk and ordered -a 'whisky and soda,
and while he was sipping it and look
ing at tlie passing crowd he thought
of his beautiful young wife, whom he
expected back today from her summer
"Ho "has been married only six months, I
:, , ,, , . .. QOi,c v,ic Trrif I ing to his wife that he had an ex
and during the ,last four weeks Ws wife dinner & bslnes,
had been away in the country with her Raren
parents who had a small estate on the jeal even of buslneS8 friends.
island of Flunen D; al j he said nothing. But he had to leave
weeks he had been a widower, or made mQst q hJs pate
UL-? ' nvBntAfl htm I He felt quite oppressed and dizzy al-
from taking any vacation and go to
tne country with his wife, so he tried
to reward himself in other waj-s.
With a smile he thought of Lily and
Elsie, and wfell, a couple of other
vountr Kirls who had helped him to pass
the time and make him feel the longing
for his wife less acutely.
But in spite of allthere was not the
slightest doubt in his mind that Karen,
his wife, was the only woman in the .
waiii fnr him. and he was happy to ,
think that it was really unbearable to
be without her much longer.
' Preben Wemme had paid his whisky
and soda and was about to leave, when
he saw Lily coming across the square.
The clock in the Raadhus Tower was
just striking four, and Preben remem
bered that Karen's train was not due
for more than two hours yet and he de
cided to spend these two hours in Lily's
At 5 oclock Preben Wemme and Lily
were sitting in the Central Cafe, hav
ing dinner. Lily had felt so terribly
hungry and there had been nothing to
do but to invite her.
Preben, of course, was to have din
ner at home together with his wife, but
he ordered dinner for two, nevertheless,
for he felt just a little hungry himself
and quite sure of his ability to dine
At 6 oclock he had had five courses
and half a bottle of claret and was now
at coffee. He lit a Henry Clay perfecto
! t,a -cm: feelinir fine, though the
thought of another dinner within an
hour or two from now worried him
Karen was standing at the door of
her compartment when the train rolled
into the station, where Preben was
waiting for her on the platform. He
helped her to descend ana touna ner
more bewitching than ever. She had
grown very tanned and this golden
brown cornpleTron was very becoming
Preben felt very much in love with
e a trice b air
FOUR young people sat eating their
Down the length of the dining
room walked a little girl about ten
years of age.
"Oh," said one of the young women,
in the party of four, "here comes that
She said it very distinctly, every one
in that part of the room could hear her,
the child's mother among the rest.
The mother looked pained and malig
nant, and the young people burst into
Their conduct showed them to be ill
bred, and yet, so far as clothes went,
they' were the smartest looking people
1 in the hotel.
The ill-breeding that prompts a per-
i son to make an unkind remark and then
laugh at it Is the worst or an Kinas oi
How Some Glrl Can lie Rode.
The mother's feelings were deeply
hurt at the audible and unkind criticism
of her child, but she bore the rudeness
In a dignified.wav that proved her to be
Have you ever noticed the way in
Americans are In too great a hurry
to be polite,
which a group of girls can make an out
sider feel uncomfortable?
They either talk of things she knows
j nothing about, or whisper among them
selves. They may not mean to be rude,
but they succeed in making the girl feel
The girl who steps out of her little
circle and graciously bids the stranger
welcome, is performing a very kind and
Discovery Of the Bacillus Tuberculosis
By REV. THOMAS B. GREGORY
- lin. disco
WENTV-EIGHT years ago Aug.
Dr. Robert Koch, of Ber-
scovered the deadly germ
of the most fatal disease known to hu
manity consumption. He announced
that all tubercular disease depends upon
the presence of this germ, which he
named bacillus tuberculosia. His expe
riments demonstrated that the germ ex
sists In all consumptive patients; that
if the germ were lodged In the bodiess
of animals previously healthy they
would die of tuberculosis; that there is
no tuberculosis without this germ, and
that it is by the transmission of this
germ, and in such way only, that the
disease is propagated.
The discovery instantly attracted the
attention of the whole world: nor was
its value at all lessened by the fact that
the remedy which Its discoverer thought
he had found for the "great white
plague" proved to be a failure. The
cause of consumption thanks to the
girls in blue, bestarred and fully vested I
we need 'em! I'd rather be run in than '
Daily Short Story
her as he helped her .into a taxi which
whisked them home.
"But you don't eat anything, dear."
Karen looked at Preben tenderly.
Preben hurriedly smallowcd a potato
and said: "It is the heat, darling. I
never could stand hot weather."
This wasrat the fish.
Then came the roast and Karen put
an enormous slice on her husband's
Preben groaned inwardly and began
to eat. He thought a little of confess-
His poor stomach!
Karen looked at him with a very
much worried expression in her pretty
Karen was tired after traveling all
day and went to bed early. She felt
sleepy, she said.
Preben remained in the sitting room
with a magazine and a cigar. From
time to time he pressed his hand
against his stomach and thought with
horror of bis two dinners.
After a while he tiptoed to the bed
room door and opened it noiselessly.
"With a tender smile he 'looked as Karen,
who was sleeping peacefully in the big
brass bed with her arms gracefully un
der the back of her lovely head.
Preben did not want to disturb her,
hand besides he did not care to go to
bed so soon after his two dinners, xie
threw a last glance at her and went
back to the sitting room, feeling very
conscience-stricken at the thought of
his transgressions. He promised him
self faithfully to be a model husband
In the future. '
There was a little crumpled upvbaH
of paper under Karen's desk.
Preben Had beep staring at it for a
long while as you may stare sometimes
at things that do not Interest you at
all. At last he went over and picked
He unrolled it carelessly and recog
nized the handwriting it was Karen's
cousin Peters, who had spent the holi
days at her parents with her. Preben
read and woke up.
"Dvs.-.r little Karen. I thank you for
all thedellghtful hours we spent to
gether, etc., tc."
Preben Wemme stood a moment like
Then he thought of Elsie and Lljy and
the others and smiled.
He carefully locked up the 'treacher
ous letter in his wife's desk, went into
t! bedroom and went to bed.
Kaen was still sl eplng the sleep of
an innocent child.
On the Time To
I know one woman, a member of a
little group of women friends, who al
ways objects strenuously to any stran
ger being Drought within the circle in
any but the most formal way.
She has made numerous enemies by
her rudeness to strangers, ami, at heart,
she. is a very good woman; she simply
cannot bring herself to be gracious.
Many Americans are brusque and
short of manner. It is a quality which
must be fought against.
Our great-grandparents would have
been -scandalized at the manners of
some of their descendants.
Too Hurried to lie Polite.
One trouble is that' every one is in
such a desperate hurry.
In too great a hurry in the morning
to have time to say "Good morning"
In too great a hurry, when you al
most knock somebody down to stop and
say, "I beg your pardon."
In too great a hurry all day long to
have thought for anything but getting
there as fast as possible.
True politeness comes from the heart
and is not a matter of education.
I know an old woman she has been
cook in one family for over thirty years
who could not do a rude or vulger
thing. She is a true lady, and her gen
tle, refined old face shows it.
Have 2Vo Claim to the Title.
And I know some women who pass
as ladies who have absolutely no claim
to the title.
The first step toward being polite is
to be kind. r
And that's something you can all be
if you really try. -
genius of Koch Is clearly known, and
It is as certain as can be that, sooner or
later, a remedy for it will be found.
The tuberculosis germ will yet be throt
tled, just as we have already throttled
the germs of diphtheria and hydropho
bia. Bacteriology, beginning in the re
searches of Leeuwenhoek, in the seven
teenth centurs, and developed by Colin,
Lister, Pasteur, Koch and their com
peers in the nineteenth century, has ex
plained the origin and furnished the
prevention or cure of various diseases.
widely prevailing and deadly in their j
ravages, which were once held to be
Slowly but surely science is wresting
from Nature its long-hidden secrets,
thus gaining the knowledge out of
which Is to come our salvation from
the fell diseases which have been so
ruthlessly devastating humanity
throughout the long dark ages of Its'
Democratic Socislism and
Its Effect On Germany Frederic
J. Ha skin
XVII.-XVIII. THE GERMAN ADVANCE, JlZZZL-
BERLING, Germany, Aug. 22. There
are six principal political parties
in Germany, and the .largest of
these is the Social Democratic party,
which In the last general election polled
3,259,000 votes. On acount of the une
qual distribution of parliamentary seats,
four other parties each had a larger
number of representatives In the Reich
stag, although none of them polled
within a million votes of the Socialist
strength. In the bye-elections held
since the last general election the So
cialists have made distinct gains, and
there is no doubt that the government
fears further contests.
The Socialists are enemies of the
present German constitution, and the
Democrat is synonymous with an enemy
of the nation and of the Fatherland."
On account ofs the peculiar odium at
taching to the word "socialism" Is Is
somewhat difficult for the average
American properly to appraise the po
litical worth of this greatest of the Ger
man parties. The German Social Dem
ocrats are the inheritors of that ultra
idealistic socialism which had its birth
In the Germany of anteimperial days.
Their party still holds to the socialistic
doctrines taught by Marx and LaSalle,
but It is not only a party of idealism,
it is also an active political agent de
termined to win its way step by step,
consulting expediency, and not to wait
until a propitious time to overthrow and
transform the state all at once.
This curious combination of idealism
and expediency in politics perhaps is
best indicated-by the full name of the
party the Social Democracy. In Its
Idealism the party supports what is or
dinarily accepted as socialism, and in
its practice it advocates what is known
in popular xolitical nomenclature' as
democracy. For- their socialism the So
cial Democrats have a creed, for their
democracy they have a program.
The ultimate Ideal of the German So
cialists is a democracy of labor a state
in which power and property shall be
based on labor; in which citizenship
shall depend on a labor qualification,
instead of a qualification of birth or of
property; in which there shall be no
citizen who enjoys without laboring,
and no citizen who labors without en
joying; where everyone who is able to
work shall have employement, and ev
eryone who has work shall retain the
whole produce of his labor; and where,
as the indispensible prerequisite of the
whole scheme, the land of the country
and all other instruments of production
shall be made the joint property of the
community and the conduct of all indus
trial operations shall be placed under
the direct administration of the state.
This revolution Is demanded not as a
concession from the state to labor; but
as a matter of simple right and justice
to the working classes on the ground
that the wealth of the nation belongs
to those who created it. It is held that
to do these things is the obligation of
the state, because the state is merely
the organized will of the people.
The Six Demands.
The practical political program of the
present organization of the party is
much more utilitarian, although nt car
ries with it the spirit of this idealism.
The program makes ten demands: (1)
One vote for every adult man and wo
man; election day to be a holiday; and
the payment of members of parliament.
(2j The government to be responsible
to parliament; local self-government
and the referendum. (3) The Introduc
tion of the militia system as a substi
tute for the present compulsory military
service. (4) The freedom of speech and
the freedom of the press. (5) Equailty
of men and women before the law. (6)
The disestablishment of the churches.
(7) Undenominational public schools
with compulsory attendance and free
tuition. (S) Free access to the courts
without fees. (9) Free medical attend
ance and burial:
It is a curious thing that In Germany,"
where the principle of state socialism is
more advanced than in any other nation,
the radical socialist party should be
able to compress Its program Into ten
demands, seven of which. In whole or In
part, are enshrined in the constitution
and laws of the Unifed States, that na-
tion in which tire propaganda of state reforms and tKus bribing them to fore
socialism has ben more unsuccessful r go their democratic doctrines.
than In any other country of the world.
"IVhat German Socialism Means.
ft All of which illustrates the meaning-
lessness of words and phrases. In Ger
many socialism means free speech, free
speech, free press and free schools;
while conservatism means public own-
ership of railways, mines, farms, facto
ries, breweries, and moving picture
M Years Ago To
From The Herald Of Jqtt
This Date 1896. Uaj
Mrs. Will Rand Is visiting at Silver
P. H. Freudenthal of Las Cruces is in
County surveyor Parker has gone to
Allmore for a few days.
L. R. Milliken and son, Elliott, have
returned from a visit to east Texas.
Richard Burges is expected home to
morrow from San Antonio.
Miss Lilly Cole has returned from a
two months' visit to California.
District clerk Escajedo has returned
from Ft. Worth, where he went to at
tend the Democratic convention.
E. N. Leamaster left this morning to
meet his family, who have been visiting
W. T. Hixson, H. P. Noake, "Give a
dam" Jones and Patsy Sullivan are
backing the El Paso nine at Silver City
H. G. Ross has gone to Ft- Worth to
attend the funeral of his brother.
W. T. Harris Is up from his ranch,
where he Is preparing to ship three cjrr
loads of mules to Juarez, for use of the
Ponsul , Mallen has returned from a
trip to the City of Mexico.
The "Phats" and the Leans meet at
Tuttle's drug store at 2 oclock tomorrow
afternoon to prepare for the game.
Last night's concert on the plaza was
broken up by the weather clerk, who
sent a heavy shower of rain.
Ben Schuster has garnishel the city
on account of rentals in which he is
The Southwestern Farm ind Orchard
will resume publication at Las Cruces.
Six boys are in trouble witn Uncle
Sam because of stopping up the holes
of postofflce boxes lasf' night. An
abundant supply of chewing gum form
ed the ammunition.
Metal market: Silver 66 l-2c: lead
$2.50; copper 10 3-4c; Mexican pesos,
I El Paso, 53c; Mexico, 53c-
shows. In the United States it is con
servatism to stand pat on the constitu
tion, a document guaranteeing most of
the German socialists' immediate de
mands; while it is socialism to advocate
eighty-cent gas or three-cent car fare.
As a matter of fact, the intense oppo
sition of the German emperor and the
ruling classes to the Social Democratic
party is not based at all on any opposi
tion to, or fear of, the so-callsd boeiAlis
tlc principle of collective ownership and
state administration of the instruments
of production. The emperor and the
conservatives are -willing to meet the
socialists more than half way in this
regard. The bitter hatred the conserva
tive classes in Germany manifest to
ward the socialists Is based upon the
paradoxical ground that the German so
cialists venture to assert the freedom cf
the individual. In the accepted Ameri
can meaning of the words, it is the
democracy and not the socialism of the
German party which brings down upon
it the wrath of the kaiser and the Ger
The Social Democrat'" party has fcen
t titled by reason of he efforts to le-press-
it. In he first (-lection held i. ri
der the Imperial constitution, which
granted universal suffrage for elections
to the Reichstag, the Social Democratic
party polled about 125,000 votes Six
years later, In 1877, the vote increased
to nearly 500,000. Bismarck became
thoroughly alarmed by' the growing im
portance of this democratic party which
threatened to overturn his Ideas of ab
solute state authority, and he resolved
to destroy 4t.
Bismarck Suppresses Karty.
In May, 1878, a drunken man who had
been expelled from the Social Demo
cratic party because he was an an
archist, attempted to assassinate em
peror William. Bismarck laid the blame
for this murderous attack upon the So
cial Democratic party, and brought for
ward a bill for its suppression. That
bill was, however, rejected by a vote
of 251 to 57. Only three weeks later an
other man attempted to kill the em
peror, and succeeded in dangerously
wounding him. Bismarck also laid his
crime to the door of the Social Demo
cratic party, although the would-be as
sassin was not connected with that or
ganization. The two attempts on the
emperor's life gave Bismarck an oppor
tunity to go to the country with a cam
paign aimed against the socialists. He
dissolved the Reichstag and began his
agitation. Under his orders the police
terrorized the Social Democrats, their
meetings were broken up, their newspa
pers suppressed, and in one month no
less than a thousand socialists were Im
prisoned fbr les majeste.
The new partliament met and in Octo
ber passed the Socialist Repression law.
This began a veritable reign of terror
for the socialists.. Their asosciations
were dissolved, more than four hundred
periodicals were suppressed, many of
their leaders were banished from the
country, and others were placed under
police supervision and derived of employment-
Thousands were reduced ta
poverty, many were Imprisoned and
ethers were obliged to flee to Switzer
land, England npd the United States.
This persecution was kept up, with
more or less severity, as long as Bis
marck remained at the helm of state.
Knlaer and 'Chancellor Disagree.
One of the causes which led up to the
rupture betwen the present kaiser and
prince Bismarck was the emperor's con
viction that Bismarck had erred In
dealing with the socialists. He resolved
that he would kill the Social Democracy
with kindness. Shortljbefore Bismarck
was dismissed the emperor published a
rescript, lacking the constitutionality
necessary countersignature of the chan-
cellor, in which he declared that it was
I the duty of the state to regulate the
time, the hours, and the nature of labor
InNuch a way as to insure the preserva
tion of health, to fulfill the demands of
morality, to secure the economic re
quirements of the workers, to establish
their equality before the law; an.d to la
cllitate the full and free expression of
their grievances. A little later he ca'ieo.
a"n international conference for the pro
tection of workers. Then Bismarck was
dismissed and the emperor began hia
attempts to crush the socialists by
granting them some of their socialistic
The result was that in the first elec
tion the socialist vote increased from
700,000 to 1,425,000. After that the
emperor gradually abandoned his lib
eral policy and more and more imitated
Bismarck's methods, tactics and mis-
j takes. But the party has thrived, and
In the twenty years since William
dropped his great pilot from the ship of
fctX SHE one 6 the greatest men,
which we have so many of in this
country, has said that flirting
is healthy and normal," said the Mani
"If I caught anybody flirting with
the missus it wouldn't be healthy," said
the Head Barber. "That's the one best
l aont blame you, George, saia tne
Manicure Lady, "and, besides, I don't
agree with that great man. Flirting is
something terrible, George, especially in
the large centers of population. Hon
est to goodness, it's getting so a girl
can't get off or on a street car without
some mutt edging up to her with the
Old coarse work like, 'Haven't I met you
somewhere?' or 'Pardon me. I can't re
member names, but I remember your
"Just the other night. George, I am
getting out of the subway station at
One Hundred and Forty-fifth street, and
along comes a big fellow in a store
suit. He has a red tie and a red nose.
'I beg your pardon,' he says to me, 'were
you going to take the crosstown car?r
'Why?' I asks, kind of haughty. 'It's
this way,' he says. 'The conductor gave
me two transfers by mistake, and I don't
want to see anything go to waste. Be
sides,' he says, 1 know your face per
fectly.' 'Is that so?' says me. 'If broth
er Wilfred comes along you won't know
your own face ten minutes later.' Then
he goes away.
"It's Awful: Jxint Awful!"
"It's awful, George, just awful. Why,
a girl can't go nowhere no more with
out bumping Into a masher. Goodness
knows. It's bad enough for me. down
here in this barber shop all day, sur
rounded by freshles. Think how tired
of mashing I must be when the whistle
blows at the end of the day. And then
just imagine what a treat it is, with me
on the way to my humble abode, for a
man to come up and say, 'Pardon me,
It win be cheerm news t' those that
er worryin' along on chuck steak t learn
that this is t' be th' banner automobile
year. There's alius somebuddy at ever'
little function that km say jist what
they please an' nothin's thought of it.
state, it has more than doubled its vote.
Deep seated political discontent is re
sponsible for the premonitory rumblings
of political revolution in Germany. The
people are angry with their govern
ment, and there is more political agi
tation in Germany now than at any time
since th'e formation of the empire. As
is usually the case, this unrest was caus
ed primarily by the action of the gov
ernment In adding to the burden of tax
ation; and It has taken the usual form "
of an agitation for giving the people
greater power In the government.
Involved? in the complexities of tha
Gterman constitution, and obscured by
the multiplicity of political party or
ganizations, it is difficult to describe
the exact nature of the pending political
battle. However, the chief aim of all the
progressive elements in imperial poll
tics is to change the working constitu
tion so that the government will be re
sponsible to the" parliament elected by
the people. In Prussia, the dominating
state of the federation, the progressive
parties demand a revision of the electo
ral system upon a basis of universal, or
at least of equal, suffrage. Imperial
politics and Prussian politics are so
complexly Intermingled that It is diffi
cult to separate the issue of ministerial
responsibility from the problems of
Prussian suffrage reform.
Xot Party Government.
It is the theory of the German consti
tution that the Imperial government
shall not be a government of party. It
has been held by the orthodox German
statesman that it is subversive of the
best interests of the state and the na
tion to permit the division of the people
of the state and the nation to permit the
division of the people into two rival
political camps, constantly at war with
each other. In accordance with this
theory the constitution, although grant
ing a parliament elected by universal
suffrage, did not make the ministers of
the government responsible to that par
liament. In all other considerable Euro
pean governments, whether constitu
tional monarchies or republics, the af
fairs of government are administered
by a cabinet of ministers directly re
sponsible to parliamentary authority;
ministers selected from and by the par
liamentary majority; ministers who are
bound to resign their offices whenever
a parliamentary vote shows them that
they no longer have the support of a
majority. The British government is
the best example of this system, and.tha
British parliament combines in Itself the
highest legislative, executive and judi
cial functions. Under the British con
stitution the existence of1 two principal
political parties has been held to bs
American Party Rule.
The framers of the American consti
tution sought to separate the three chief
functions of government, and to that
end entrusted all administrative duties
to the president and his cabinet, wholly
irresponsible to congress. The United
States government was not to be a
government by parties. This was ons
of the most particular desires of Wash
ington, and he sought to avoid the di
vision of the people Into two political
cardps by inviting Into his first cabinet
the two chief leaders of the two oppos
ing schools of political thought. But
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Lady She Gives Her
"""" Views, on Flirting
heven't I met you somewhere?' It makes
mo sick and tired.
"I don't blame you a bit," said the
Head Barber. "The other night I wa3
riding home on an Amsterdam avenue
car. and I happened to notice a big stiff
nudging the lady next to him. She was
as pretty as a picture, and ne was about
the last man In the world, outside of
Sam Langford. that you would pick to
play Romeo. She was annoyed, I could
see that, and when she got up atad
changed her seat she got up and chang-
I ed his. Then I changed mine, and I
punched his nose flat when we got to
Ninety-seventh street. Also. I kicked
him off the car. He didn't want toT go
at first, but I guess he most haveLre
membered that he lived there, the way
he landed after the second kick."
J'You are a brave man, George,' said
the admiring Manicure Lady, regarding
the Head Barber with kindling eyes.
Some wa- or other she Is -rrlse to the
fac he Is flirtinp: with her.
"That lady must have thought you were
a good knight."
"It was good-night for me. all right,"
said the Head Barber. "Yv"hen I came
back into the ear, -all ready to tell her
that it was nothing more than any man
would have done, she had gone. "ijShe
must have got cat 'the front 'end ofjthe
car while I was assisting Ambrose- to
leave at the -bacft. S,oU'dnt revenjiiget
thanked, but then, my own heart thank
"That's fine. George. You know that
all brave men are alike all they want
is a clear conscience and a knowledge
that they Jiave came to the aid of a
weak woman. Brother Wilfred rrid
to do the very same thing you did,
one night last week, only it happemd
tthat he tackled a husky and got his
mush all mussed up. When the big
fellow got through with poor brother,
nobody could have told what hU nose
was bounded by on the north or e'ast.
I Heroes is scarce theso. dais, George."