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fVbom It Helps or Hurtt . Now We Have the Policies io (he Hands Os President Taft THmo Who Critiolted the /Roose volt Method* Art Satisfied— Those Who Believed in the Roosevelt Way Will Walt and See. ftU the people, regardless of class or political belief. His announcement in his inaugural address that he would con tfnue the policies of his predecessor, in keeping with such repre •entation before the public in the late campaign, was, therefore, to r have been expected. L Nevertheless, Mr. Taft elected there to pursue that course Which will be easiest for him and which will the more surely bring a “well done” in return for the effort expended, at the completion of his term. Under President Roosevelt the country was awakened to the L fact that dangerous disrespect for the law existed on the part of Certain big and corrupt interests. Roosevelt came almost Providentially as THE man to combat this force so threatening because of its power and reckless methods of corruption. He was capacitated for the task confronting him particularly from the standpoint of temperament There was demanded a man of aggressive nature, of backbone ■nd • fighter, one who could not be swerved from his own con vie . tfons er intimidated. Theodore Roosevelt filled the bill. Though his refusal to accept wise counsel at times was a serious fault, his fighting nature was suited to his policies. And now comes President Taft to go on from where the presi dent left off. There comes also the Taft temperament, that peaceable nature, that judicial mind and even temper. It the Taft nature suited to the policies? That is the question that remains to be answered. Will he listen too attentively where Roosevelt would not listen at all and respond too willingly where Roosevelt would not respond at all? The question WILL be answered, for the circumstances of . Taft's nomination and election to the presidency and his pledge in his inaugural address have given the policies to the Taft nature for hatter or for worse. A wedding of extremes was solemnized in Washington Thurs- day. They say they are the rpost satisfactory kind. Our best wishes for long life and happiness. To go on with the policies will be easiest for President Taft because his public is educated up to that program. He has with him from the outset the sympathy and co-opera tion of a majority of his people. Roosevelt has battered down the^walls; it is for Taft now but to go in and take possession. There may be no further service for the heavy artillery. There may be a skirmish provoked as some slight disorder arises, but all that will be necessary will be to meet this with deter mination and emphasis. It is in the emphasis where the test will come for the new pres ident. It has been lacking in any speech he has made since he was nominated, and this seems to have been the case noticeably since fire and emphasis. It was lacking in the inaugural address —that is, the Roosevelt emphasis. That he is possessed of determination, of PROPER determina * tion and spunk, is the representation of his friends, however, Roose velt included. Roosevelt announced that he was willing to turn the job over pto T»ftt so perMps it would be.bett.on paft to wait and see. , The Roosevelt way may not have been the VERY BEST way.' ' k The corporations we regard now as in bad standing possibly will prefer to be coaxed by President Taft rather than to be driven. It is a bad idea to whip balky horses. Sometimes fires are built under them and they have been known to move just far enough ahead to burn up the carriage. Admitting Roosevelt was right in theory, many condemned his methods. These President Taft is expected to satisfy. If Roosevelt made mistakes President Taft may profit by the fact. If he can bring the balky ones to time without endangering the rest of the outfit—if he can rout the criminals without making the innocent suffer, which was the thing for which Roosevelt was most severely criticised —he will emerge from the White House more popular than any of his predecessors this side of Lincoln. Here is hoping that President Taft will come fully up to all that is to be expected from a man of his undeniably superior force of character charged with a mission so important in its relation to posterity. From Another Point of View Ju«t for that there may be something doing in the weather office * * * * They seem to have lifted Tom Platt out of the senate by the Root • • • The suspense was awful, according to Washington time. Twenty min utes too late. , . . It Isn’t a bit too early for two white rhinoceroses to be casting about for j new headquarters A tall gentleman with little hair and an appetite for buttermilk seems to have been lost in the shuffle. • • • It was so quiet in Detroit, pursuant to the mayor's proclamation, you eouid have heard a near-by cannon. * • * With Fairbanks gone from the senate the first member on his feet will probably move to turn off a few radiators ° If the mayor’s proclamation was observed to any great extent, those who kept quiet made a lot of noise In doing so. • • • The neat number will be by Congressman "Nick." who will render with touching effect, that sentimental hit, entitled ‘‘Alone.’’ ,• • • The government has won the first point in the rehearing of the Standard OH Tirr Last time, we won the whole case, but what good did it do? • • • Ms-President Roosevelt is going to take a phonograph along with him to Afr’sa. Members of the Ananias club will awaJt with Interest the fate of •aJd phonograph • • • *1 was bom In Indiana.” Bald a stronger lank and slim **• was rice a term to Teddv ") That** the last wall hear of him. William Howard Taft assumes the presidency of the United , States with a reputation for hon esty that beggars distrust. His career as a public servant, upon the bench and in his con nection with the Roosevelt ad ministration, is one that permits him to enter upon his important duties as the country's chief ex ecutive high in the estimation of Editorial Page of The Detroit Times CHAPTER XVll.—(Continued.) . SIHE looked about her at the strange room In which she found herself, before she be gan to take stock of Ernest Her cheeks were flushed and her blue eyes bright with excitement. Ernest, carefully closing the door first, i locked at her adoringly. "Oh, Jacqueline, its you. ’ he ex claimed. "You came yourself How I thank you' .How happy I am!’' Jacqueline looked at him and twist ed her pretty face into the semblance of a smile. Her gloved hands were | I interlaced and her fingers * ere work tng Her bat was rather rakishly ’askew on her head. She was tense, ‘nervous, excited. H i "So am I—so am I.” she said. Her face took on a look of gravity. I !but she suddenly realized this and; flashed another beaming smile upon, ; Ernest. "It is you!" he exclaimed again in a sort of ecstasy. "Don’t be afraid. : he went on. "Were alone; quite alone. I’ve sent away my nurse —I mean my valet." "That was right,” Jacqueline said approvingly. "Ah, Ernie, you have a good bran.” CHAPTER XVIII. The Ecstasy of Ernest. It would have been hard to tell which was the more nervous* th»* nio're embarrassed, the more 111 at ease of the two. Jacqueline or Ernest. her fe,lcv*d' fca«<k-sJa?.*v ed in front of her. keeping her b g white plumed hat on, stood In the middle of the room, looking at every-* hlng save her host. Ernest engaged In a visible strug , gle with himself, during which he j writhed around grotesquely, obviously trying to think of something to say. j He assured Jacqueline many times; that she was there, at which she nodded brightly and relapsed info. stone again. Finally he recalled her I letter, and It gave him a cue for speech. ••Oh, yes, you're here. You. j line! Then It’s true what you said In your letter” 1 can't believe it." -Why no'” Why not?" Jacqueline asked quickly. •That letter, that wonderful letter, that masterpiece," Ernest exclaimed In tones of ecstasy. • 1 assure you. I wrote it very quick ly.” Jacqueline **ald In her most casual tone, as If masterpieces of lit- j crary composition were everyday al lairs with her. And you wrote it very quickly." Ernest repeated, lost in admiration. Me swept his arm around the room, embracing the many bookshelves in its movement • Look, look at all these books." he said. "There are Rollin, Martin. Gib bon. Thiers. Guizot, Mignet hundreds of volumes Read them all all, all — ” Oh. no"’ Jacqueline protested. 71 Ernest went on with his rhapsody, not heeding her: And I defy you to discover in any I —• TANARUS, pots oo v**Nf«»oMe Nice 1 1 *'"• (me poor dear ) (au put mi& ur rce I \ BREAt AND MILK JX>M ? \ p 1 HE * WNTi ( 1 618 ON < * NO H,M EAI VJ / IS MAMMA'S UTILE PET HuN«RT’~') / I TC/ k* 6 HlS> ’ V ' tALV \ " j —wl ■ j etc unu, and, Clitic 'l ! HE'S TPahkiNiS me I MO’ Mo 1 - SAUSAiSEE, ) . SEE HOIN PlbAStO FC* l/-’ ■ ' * 1 *■ * ■ " 1 _ "T - ■ -- ‘LOVE WATCHES’ , (4 novvlUalloß of lki> Billie Burke eomedy, ion ruunlug at tbe Lyceum theater, Xfw York, by K. lleFlera and «. ( allla\ et. adapted from tbe French hy tiladya lager. Printed by permUaloa of Cbarlea Frobmaa* r r n nd j, ,i mi (tx.* HAT Blow} OTT xx. tall hto the mud— | ttw l i _____ ' of them that one little phrase. 'I find | that I love you. after all.’ None of them could have writteu that, poor fel lows! Jacqueline, you're a great man!" “No, I’m not; I'm a little woman.” she said, really smiling for the first time. “Now. explain to me; tell me, did you really mean what you said?” Ern est asked her. “Why, yes. Why not? Os course!” Deep down in his soul, Ernest had feared that it could not be true. He believed that some other motive than ; love for him had prompted Jacqueline i to com** to his home near the Church jof the Seven Martyrs. He knew his ! own deficiencies, his lack of charm, of I humor, his physical gauntness and awkwardness, his lack of ease and self-confidence, and he contrasted him self to the handsome, buoyant, dashing Count Andre with the result that his | own defects became more glaring. He had tried to reussure himself, i tried to believe it true, but there was I always sure to follow a sinkiug of the heart. And even now, wtrti J aequo- i 1 line's>eassurlng words, he was doubt- 1 ful. , “I'm glad to hear you say so,” he : said. “Somehow, a moment ago I felt a little anxious. It occurred to me that you might have come here has tily. in a fit of anger, aud, of course. In that case” — “Why Ernie.” Jacqueline Interrupt ed, In great haste. “What an Idea! The Seeds of Invention By GARRETT P. SERVISS. Every great discovery Is like the has of seed that the farmer carries up anti down his harrowed fields In the spring, foij from It are sown new In tentions broadcast on every side. This is strikingly Illustrated by the results of the recent progress in aeronautics. When the \\ right bro thers began their experiments they had to be content with a piotor pro ducing 12-horse power, with a weight of 250 pounds, bv gradual Improve meats Wilbur Wright was able to bring the power driving the aeroplane with which he astonished the French up to 25-hoise power. Mr. Farxnan, with a motor weighing about 300 pounds, got the force up to not less than 50-horae power. A later motor constructed for him weighs 280 pounds, with a horse power of 35. Hut the French inventors are promising motors that will furnish 100-horse power, and vet be light enough for use with an aeroplane. Mr. Wright. however, seems to think that so much power is not needed, for in most of his flights !.♦ did not employ ail of the force of his 25-horse power motor. The prob lem is rat lie r to still further reduce the weight. At any rate, a practical revolution has already begun in tho Yes, Old Man, it Comes in Bunches Dogs Is Dogs 1 came here calmly and coolly, after many hours of mature meditation.” But what started It; what hap pened?” Ernest asked, still uncon vinced. "Simply that Andre and I cannot liv£ together-any longer.” Jacqueline replied with great precision. "We make each other too miserable.” ' What happiness!” he exclaimed. “Andre is fickle, inconstant, frivol ous, brilliant, fascinating.” Jacqueline went on, “while you Ernie are none of these.” This was rather a facer for Ernest who had hoped that he might be al lowed the possession of one single charm which would have attracted to 1 him the pretty bride of Andre. He ! was piqued. "How annoying!” he muttered. "No. no. that’s why I love you.” Jac queline said. I "Is it? Ix>ve Is a queer thing,” Ern est remarked, half to himself. Jacqueline really knew in her own little heart that she would do none, | of the things she had set out to do. , She had not stopped to reflect that she might be cruel to Ernest; he was such a nonentity that it did not seem 'possible that he could have real feel-i liiks "Now. explain to me; tell me did you really mean what you said?” Ern est asked her. "Why, yes. Why not? Os course!” (To D* raaltaurd.) 1 construction of engines as a result of Ihe demands of aviation. Another example of the stimulus of new- necessities Is seen in the manu facture of steel. It is but a very few years sluce the achievements of "higu speed" steel astonished everybody and caused a revolution in tho machine shops. Yet now comes Professor Arnold, of the Shef field university, predicting that within u year the "high speed" steels now In use will be "back numbers," for anew steel is being perfected which w’tll possess four times the cutting power ! of any quality of steel now known to rnetalurgv. This announcement !s >aid to have caused consternation among manufacturers of steel in Shef field. The steam turbine, with its hlgh . speed, outstrips the capacity of pro pellers. which, to work economically, I must run more slowly, but the famous English engineer, C. A. Parson.}, points out thai, by Improvements In gearing, propellers may be made to uirs t the new demand. And so it goes, j step after step. ea< h swing of tho sower's hand r.preading seedH thar germinate and widen the ar**u of culti vation Idealists may renew the cry that it is a mechanical age. but me chanics have made and are making the world we like to live In. Feasting and Fasting By DR. J. C. BAYLE3. There is no arbitrary luw of either j eating or urirkiug. An attempt to trame nue would he mischievous' rather than beneficial. There is one generalization, however, which does not admit of intelligent contradltloii. It is that most of us eat too much and would be much better off if compelled to deny ourselves a great deal which we now '%ilstak“nly deem essential to health and happiness. To differentiate the forty days of I>.nt from the four months immediate ly preceding is wise and prudent. ’ In probably ninety-nine cases out of the hundred the lassitude and mild in disposition felt in the early spriux, popularly designated “spring fever” aud attributed to "bad blood." are due to nothing else than overeating during the winter. The loss of appetite which Is one of the symptoms of thus condition is nature's gentle protest against the continued abuse of organ# less ready to resent abuse than might be expected from their complexity und tlie delicacy of their functions. To heed this protest is wise, to disre gard it and have recourse to tonics and stimulants to the appetite whic h act by irritating the mu eons linings of the alimentary tract is folly. By discreet dieting, sufficient exer cis* and regular sleep, the system will recover Its tone, a wholesome relish for food will return aud health will bo re-established. One of the wisest curtailments of habitual dietetic ,**xcess is the sharp restriction, and, if possible, the en tire abandonment, of the midday lunch. Few things more easily and quickly degenerate into a vice, than the lunch habit. . M “ T hc"pl*i'*oh , ‘iVifcnf..w: +>«*■ •’ and should enjoy, a good breakfast. With a proper and sufficient breakfast. Outlawing Objectionable Medical Advertising. A bill has been Introduced In the Minnesota legislature aimed at the suppression of objectionable medical advertising. its provisions both | the publishers of newspapers and pe riodicals printing such advertising and the persons or firm in whose interest it is printed would be amenable to punishment by flue. The St. Paul Dis patch Joins the Detroit Times in its svmpathy with the general purpose of tills legislation. The Dispatch says: It is possible that the provisions of the bill are too drastic and sweep ’tng. If so. those who have the proper public interest in its passage should see to it that those provisions are made to conform to the reasofiahle de mands of decency and common sense. The experience of other states should he availed of in order to make sure that the Minnesota statute shall be workable and constitutional. “The other important consideration j to be borne in mind Is that the pub lic quack may be no worse than the secret practitioner. i “Whether the Minnesota legislature passes a law or not the Dispatch will Friday, March 5, 1909 —mr «n liQKH. I \ery little. If any. more food is needed : until the day's work Is finished. Not only is the saving of time in the middle of the day important, but a i clear brain and undlmlnisbed physical energy for tire duties of the afternoou tiro even more important. For the average adult two tneals a day are enough. For one who breakfasts very early and works hard all day a little light and digestible food at noon Is useful, though even the “full dinner pail" may be overloaded. But the man in business who imagines that the afternoon's work can be prepared for by such a dinner as the average New Yorker orders when he goes to a res taurant at 12:30, and Is not expected tack to his office much, if any, before 2. is likely to find quite early lu Ilf© that he has made a grave mistake. Most of the breakdowns attributed to overwork are the direct result of overeating and driuklng. Another excellent thing to “cut out” in Lent is the late supper. Very few late support} Hre eaten because those \ ho eat them are hungry or really care for food, and not in one case In the hundred Is the food ordered such as would satisfy healthy hunger. The late supper is the recourse of those who wish to entertain and know of no other way of entertaining» than by providing something to eat and drink. If you feel the strain of the winter tr> the effect of refusing superfluous food and going eurly to bed It is cheaper than medicine und will do for you what medicine cannot. Nothing if. better repaid than giving the stom ach a fair chance. Even a brief course of moderation will express itself in noticeable benefit, and it will be both instructive and gratifying to learn from experience how little food and alcohol ore needed for the best health *?• stiinsi *»/ni JwiJw JA®.. experiment is not likely to be carried tor far. In auy-Tase. hereafter exclude from its columns such advertising as, in Its Judgment, is dearly objectionable, either by rea son of the matter, or of the form la which it is presented. As existing i contracts for advertising of this char acter expire :e shall decline to renew j th “It Is not lo be understood that the I L ispateh will draw the line at all pat ent medicines, or that It will guaran tee the efficacy or the harmlessness of ! the medicines advertised in its col umns Something must be left to the Intelligence of the individual reader. What we shall undertake to do is to keep out ot the advertising columns any matter that makes against good morals or offends good taste." Mastery. Year after year an old farmer had listened in grim silence to the trains thundering by his laud. Finally, one day. bis patience at an end, he drop ped bis plough and shook his flst at I the passing express. “Ye can puff and blow all ye like, gol durn ye," he cried, "but I m go ing to ride ye Saturday! "—Every body's Magazine. ■■ • Hrltons send on an average of two telegrams apiece each year, Americans 1.1 and Germans 0.9 B J 6US WAVIER.