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»' \ The Truth. No Matter Whom It Htlpe or Hurts. Bis Dose of Deadly Poison Saves Life of Despondent Woman 8o Possibly They Can Save the Life of the Nation In Washing ton by Boosting the Tariffe to the Highest Notch. * I cheered everybody and surprised everybody by announcing that the young woman would live, because she had taken SO MUCH of the laudanum. She bad taken more than her system could absorb, with the result that moat of it had to be dispelled by the stomach. The poison remaining in her was gotten out by means of a stomach ’■ ! pump, and the young lady may now think the matter over before trying 1 again to sever the silver chord. So come on Mr. Aldrich, Mr. Cannon, Mr. Payne et al. f with your high f tariffs. Make them good and high, the higher perhaps, after all, the better. You have made a slight concession to the consumer here and there, but we are not sure that you did not name the rates where you have made concession simply to take them off again, with an idea that you could deceive the people and President Taft along with them. It is the total tariff on necessities we are going to look at. not that upon one or two, and inasmuch as that total is going to show an increase, judging from present indications, the higher you can make it, the better for tariff reform and earlier the day of the tariff reformers in power. Give us an overdose, gentlemen, more than the country’s system can consume, and perhaps then the people will come in with the proper remedy and heroic treatment to cheat you in your efforts to commit national sui cide for them. President Taft seems to be familiar with the national result of an \ overdose. He has come to the fore, though very late in doing so, with the kind of talk we jiave long had our ear to the gTound for and which we had reason to expect earlier after his campaign utterances In those speeches Mr. Taft evidenced a fear on his part that the country had already been given more than it could swallow and have it sit well on its stomach. He declared last fall for precisely what he has called upon the con ference committee now to deliver—revision downward where the tax repre sents more than the difference in the cost of production at home and abroad. Mr. Taft, of course, is a protectionist, but when this difference in the cost of production is made, there the principle of the protective tariff must end, even for those dyed-in«the-wool partisans whose interest in the tariff has been the infant industries that are now big enough, thank you, to vote and make others vote the same way. We have never departed from a firm belief that Mr. Taft is an honest man and that his intentions are good. Still, the intention of many a father in the bringing up of an over grown and wayward son have been just as good and the boy has gone to the dogs. Such a father learns too late that he should have ruled otherwise than trying to do so by love and patience. We believe Mr. Taft has a sense of justice in his make-up that tells’ » him that even the kind of a tariff he favors has been the means of build ing up rich, powerful and corrupt interests in this country, and we believe that he believes they should be curbed. And yet we fail to hear him advocating that the goods which these interests make and in which they have a monopoly should be put on the free list. They are American institutions, to be sure, and foreign-made goods would come in to compete, but we hope the time has not yet arrived when we are going to refuse to kick out an American who is a robber in prefer ence to letting in a foreigner who is honest. Perhaps when the robber is about to get the boot he will promise to mend his ways, and perhaps if we were to threaten a few trusts by telling them we intended to buy the goods they make in a foreign market, they would condescend to back down from the prices they have put upon their wares since crushing out competition in this country. But we will not hear Mr. Taft calling for any such tariff bill. He is afraid it would unsettle honest business, when the very life of honest business depends upon getting business back upon an honest basis. Mr. Taft is ultra-conservative. That is his unfortunate nature as a president just at this time. He lacks nerve. And we are, therefore, of the opinion, that he is going to be disap pointed in this extra session of congress, the same as the well-meaning father is so often disappointed in his son because he neglects to use a gad. j Aldrich, Cannon, Payne and the others are bad boys and Mr. Taft ’ isn’t a strict enough parent. These men, however, are at work right now making tariff reformers. They are fixing up a dose for the consumer with seeming disregard of its sixe and which for all they know might prove fatal. It will not, however, because the stomach of the body politic has its limit the same as the human stomach and will dispel the dose. So take heart if you are one of those who fear the country is beyond j hope and that it is too late to call a doctor. We will have to pay more to live, but only for a while, for just as ; iuxO as the tariff is nut revised downward, as the Republican platform was interpreted to mean from the speeches of the party’s candidate for the presidency, just so sure will a tariff reform party land in congress four L_gein hence and a tariff reform president oeetipy the chair. And the overdose of poison will have proved a life-saver. Boost the tariffs, gentlemen! The higher the better for the gTeat common people who pay the freight, but who will soon be demanding reduced bills. From Another Point of View The Electric park roller toaster has gone out of business after many ups and downs. \• Y • jj\ A general good roads movement In the south Is materially helped by the presence of several night riders in jail. . If Mark Twain is losiug his sense of humor, it' is Just possible it has 1 b< * a necessary of late for him to buy a loaf of bread. • • • If Harry Thaw wanted 20 tons of Ice at the present price, thev can come In with a verdict that he Is hopelessly insane. • • • A Philadelphia woman carried out the request of her husband and ; tossed his ashes into the sea. That’s faithfulness brought down to the fc finest point. L • • • ► A Philadelphia woman leaving Atlantic city attempted suicide b<*- ; cauaa. the said, she had "lost God.” This woman shouldn't have become |filacouraged over that fact before looking elsewhere tnan Atlantic City. • • • The postoffice department has received an »nrder for 2,500.000 postal f cards, the largest In the history of the department. This insures plenty of Madia# matter the next few weeks for poatmastera. Following a quarrel with. her lover, a Detroit young woman at tempted suicide by swallowing tour drams of laudanum. A doctor was summoned, but little hope of saving the young woman's life was entertained as she had taken a big dose of the poison. When the doctor arrived he Editorial Page of The Detroit Times | A man in Butler, Mo., has been catcnmg fish in his parlor during the recent flood. One of them weighed 32 pounds—at least that is what HE says.—News Item. “The Man Who Stole The Earth" By IV, Halt IVhitt <► <- CHAPTER LXXL—(Continued.) To Strong, indeed., th*» complete overthrow of the kaiser was already an accomplished fact aiul therefore the way lay clear for him to complete his plans for the total subjugation of the world. Russia, by his possession of the czarev.ith, lie practically held tn the hollow of his hand; Germany on I the morrow would be his willing ally • France could not afford to f t and alone, and tiu strict neutrality of Great lint ain was at b ast assured. That left only the United States to be considered, and Strong, for the time, ruled them out of the question. \\#n he had enforced on Europe the general regime of peace and reform which Ik* was slowly evolving, it would be tme to see that America fell into H ie with the rest of the civ ilized world. By 3 o'clock in the afternoon he bad practically completed all his ar rangements, and toward 4 o'clock M. Stalvln. Gen. Martel and Arbuthnot gathered in his room for brief cor t ultation before each man went to his post. Even at that busy time Strong dil not forget hi.* debt of gratitude to th ? ♦ ditor of the Daily Wireless, and. send ing for Miss Hunt, he gave her the outline of his campaign, with full per mission to use it as she chose. He knew that it could not be cabled back to Germany until too late to serve any uveful purpose theie. l/>ng 1 efore Strong s final announcement on the affairs of the world »ould reach the kaiser the kaiser would be at grips with him above Bomberg. There was a certain uneasiness about the town, for rumors had got about as *o the approach of the Ger mans. To allay as fnr as possible ail public anxiety. Strong ward nightfall issued a proclamation calling on th*» people to put their trust in him and to remain tranquil during the coming conflict. He explained that th*> coming en gagement would be short, sharp and decisive, and that at the close of the coming battle Balkama would, under his dictatorship, be at the head «f tho affairs of th* world. He even thought it as well to tahe the people into his confidence to the extent of telling them that the battle could well be watched from the Morn ing hills. This he did. partly with the desire tn drain the eltv of its population a i much as he could in the morning, for the reason that the fewer people there were In Bomber# the c.isi -r he won ! be able to deal with them from a dis ciplinary point of view. As dark set In he sent to the prin- THE MINSTREL MIDGETS. "l/M)ka-heah. flartu*. What am do flUf renc* atwwn tleooratill a 1 Kal'x hat an' cuttin' a bald-hauled man * hair?’ j "Well, what am It?" "Why, one vo' katnt trim too fine, an' de odder yo' kalnt fin' to trim. | Kyah. eyah, eyah!" "We will now warble dat pa ft* tic ballad, ‘Honey, Es Alt Wina Yo' l<ove, 1 Yo' Kin Hab it Right Rack." Fine Flood in Missouri Can You Imagine a More Delightful Way of Whiling Away a Summer Afternoon at Home? King Herod Lived Too Soon Nowadays He Would Be Quite a Respectable Citizen. Light has beeu cast on the deceitful employer who works little children lu iiis factory or shop, by the National Child Labot committee of New York. This modern variety of lawbieake**, figures shew, takes more children s lives out of their bodies and joy out of the lives of those who survive than did Kin.; Herod when he ruled u Syria with his corps of associate child butchers. Herod used to kill children with sharp swords, we are told. l>eaiu came to them suddenly. Suppose King Herod were ID'fig 1 h ♦lay. Woulu lie shoot down children with galling guns? (Galling guns weren’t invented in Herod’r day, or he probably would have used ‘hem.) No, wo don’t think that this would appeal to Herod, who was consum mate in his cruelty. He rather would own a planing mill, a glass factory or a chain of bookblack stauds wbero he could get parents to send their cess* rooms, asking her permission f“r a few minutes’ interview, and directly afterward the messenger returned, saying that Diana would be very giad to receive him. Diana, naving been utterly worn out. had spent practically the whole of the day in slumber, and now she looked rosy and refreshed. As she . ame forward to meet him Strong felt a little embarrassed. There was muc h that It was necessary to say and a good deal that required some delicacy of expression. And to the last Strong's luck held good, for toward 7 o'clock he receiv ed a message from the ‘‘Di’" which was then on the westward, that Thur ston had observed four aeroplanes ap proaching at a great speed from tho west. Strong ordered (’hurston to continue cruising in his circle until he had fetched up behind the larger airships. Then he commanded the •‘Victor” and h**r sister airships to move rapidly toward the oncoming enemy. Within ten minutes time Strong could see the enemy appronchlng, and then what happened came about so swiftly that Strong. In after days, was hard put to it to remember all details of the fight. He had felt pretty certain when the kaiser had acquiesced at Potsdam to the arrangement which practically amounted to settling the affairs of the world by single combat, that his ma jesty tjiust have placed reliance on the capacities of the airships with which he proposed to dispute Strong's dictatorship. Hut though he Had fors»-en this. Strong was foj a second utterly taken aback by the forces which w.*re sud denly arrayed against him. In tn** twinkling of ail eye lie realized tliuL the aeroplanes were sailing as ty 1 not faster, than his own air craft. They came on with a curious rising and children to work for him. If he waa sufficiently slick —ami history shows that he was slick as well ns atiptrsti tious—Hcrcwi would probably biioe a factory inrfector or two, kick aliulgUt ily if child labor laws wer-; c msider ed in the Mate where he live.!, and se ctetlv send his lobbyists ami lawyer* to fleht the child labor laws. Then Herod, being in tne child-kill ing business on a wholesale scale, would Rtt rich fast, for that Is why children are worked in factories and on the streets at night. Ekcutually Herod would becomo a plutocrat, get his name in the society columns and go down to Washington on a vacation to help • revise" the tariff. We hear a lot about cheap lal>or and hi;gh protection nowadays, out mighty lit tit about cheap cnlld lau.'r by the big employers. King H< rod lived in a day of swift retribution. Nowadays employers teem to be luckier. dipping and rising motion suggestive of the Might of a swallow. Strong signalled 15,000 feet, and the "Victor." the "State,” the "Balkania" and the "Princess" rose like rockets. And so great was the pace of the on coming areoplanes that they shot past beneath them. There had been no time to steer so that the airships could be maneuvered above the aeroplanes, and they passed each other harmlessly by without so much as an exchange of shots. As the aeroplanes rushed past b> neath him Strong ordered his own air ships to stop dead. Through the glass es he took a rapid survey of the foe. The aeroplanes were of a descrip tion which he had uever expected to see. Each of them had three sets of wings fashioned like the wings of a swift, which apparently worked easily backward and forward and up and down from slots placed in the body. The bodies were of immense length —Strong guessed about 200 feet — while the wings, from tip to tip, must have been 300 feet across. Strong watched their flight keenly to ascertain the best means of meet ing them, and he saw at once that his own forces were'ut any rate superior in mobility. But though the kaiser's aeroplanes were steady and turned about, they turned cmnbrously and heavily, where as Strong could turn his airships in their own length. But what followed the turning of the aeroplanes was so sudden and so astonishing that Strong was for the moment disarmed. The aeroplanes be gan to climb swiftly into the sky until they had reached some 15,000 feet. Strong decided not to put up his own airships until he had been able lo grasp the motive of the extraordinary Werttttrm of the enemy, for he recog nized that to have put his own air ships up would be to challenge the Hermans to a trial of endurance. It would simply have been a question of whether he or the kaiser could reach the greater elevation. Perplexed and momentarily anxious, Strong watched and waited for the ces sation of the aeroplanes’ ascent. The enemy's aeroplanes were a!>cut five miles distant, and appeared as dots only in the sky. Then they were quickly tilted to an obtuse angle, ami descended toward Strong, who was then at an elevation of about 10,OIK) feet. They then came hurtling down through space like boats on a water chute, only at a velocity whtrh made Strong hold his own breath to think in wonderment that mortal rnan could dive at such a speed through space. There was little time, however, for astonishment; for scarcely before ho understood their Intention the aero planes were upon him. Strong ordered the airships to dive in the opposite direction to the oncom ing aeroplanes. And Just In the nick of time the "Victor" and her sister airships swept beneath the hurtling aeroplanes. It was an exceedingly nar row squeak. flu It* Cnntlnnnl.l One knot equals a mile and an [eighth Famous Gems of Prose THE LAST HOURS OF WEBSTER. By Edward Everett. From a Mpe.-jti in Kgneull Hall. Oct. 27, IKiit. Among thy many memorable words which fell trom the lips v«f our fr.cml just before they were closed forever, the moat remarkable are those which have been quoted by a previous speuk er, —“1 atill live.” They attest the serene composure of u's mind; the Christum heroism with which he was able to turn his consciousness In upon himself, and explore, step by step the dark passage (dark to u*. but to him, ve trust, already lighted from above), which Conner ta this world with the world to come. But I know not what words coul 1 liuve been better chosen to express his relation to the wot Id he was leaving—“l still live." Tills poor dust la just returning to the dust from which It was taken, but I feel that I live iu the affections- of the people to whose service 1 have conse crated my days. “I still live.** The icy hand of death is already laid on my neart, but I shall still live iu those words of counsel which I have uttered to m.v fellow-citizens, ami which 1 now leave them as the last bequest of a dying friend. In the long and honored career of our lament ed friend, there are efforts and tri umphs which will hereafter fill one of the brightest pages of our history. But I greatly err If the closiug scene—the height of the religious sublime—does not. in the judgment of other days, far transcend Iti interest the brightest ex ploits of public life. Within ' that 'MOST ANYTHING "Anyone will throw a drownin' man a life preserver—in case one don't need it oneself." Some | eople ure confusing the tarifl l>!ll With the Taft Bill. Mary hud a little lamb. Its wool was long and kinky. And when twas sheared the lamb ap peared In size Just twice us dinky. I ' Not u few persons consider Aldrich the greatest statesman of the age. But not lives in Rhode Is land. Chicago woman paid Sr*2 "* for a dog in London, whh h doesn't at all prove that dogs are scarce in Chicago. Said he: Young Smythe and Miss Browne are evidently in love with each other. Said sne: Judging by the way they look at each other? Said he: No; judging by the way Paying for His Little Fad It's nice to have fads, but one must always bear in mind that they had to be tfaid for. For instance: A party of high-browed gentlemen In Philadel phi have accepted the notion that it is right and proper and an excellent way of relieving the monotony of city life, to freely speak to strangers on the street or wherever one is met. These reformers declare that our conventionality is responsible for the unacquaintance of many people who should know each other. They con tend that an unattached man upon seeing a lady who appears to be un married should have the privilege of addressing her, and. if mutually THE EVERETT TRUES ENJOY A VACATION IN THE WOODS—No. 3. i s£2 f*£#CTT? Corf £ $ sip 7/t*s£ r/sm *o\*f /'vc tor fV ; V * w ft* *LL 7»e Kii Wy #£sr or r/rr work #hd I ? r y Wednesday, July 21, 1909 darkcued chamber of Ms rah field was witnessed a scene of which we shall not readily find the parallel. The serenity with which he stood iu the presence of the king of terrors, with out trepidation or flutter, for hours and days of expectation; the thought* fulness for the public busluess, when the sands were so nearly run out; the hospitable c ire for the reception of the friends who came to Marshfield; that uffeciioiiate ami solemn leave separately taken, name by name, of wife and children nnd kindred and friends und family, down to the hum blest members of the household; the designation of the coming day, then near at hand, when “all that was mortal of Daniel Webster should ceaso to exist’" the dhnly-recollected strains of the funeral poetry of (Jray; the last faint Hash of the soaring Intellect; the feebly-murmured words of Holy Writ repeated from the lips of the good physician, who, when all resources of human art had been exhausted, had a drop of spiritual balm for the parting soul; the clasped hands; the dying pravers. Oh; my fellow-citizens, this Is a consummation over which tears of pious sympathy will be shed ages after the glories of the forum axnl the senate are forgotton. His sufferings cn h-d with the day. Vet lived h#* ,tl its dune; And breathed the long, tong night away. In *t:»tu»*-l!k«* repose. they io! 't look at anybody else.—Lou don Answers. Even if Walter Wellman doesn't succeed in discovering the north pole, he will hpve had the benefit of a lot ot advertising. About ihree-fourtlu of the world’* cotton supply comes from this coun try. "What’s a bard?" v "A bard?" “I've seen the word frequently la 1 rinr ” "Oh. yea. Why, a bard is a poet who won't work steadily."—Washing too Herald. The weight of the diamonds export ed each year from the Cape is about three-quarters of a ton. To keep a label on u tin box, varo ish over ihe top of it. in one way that was a strange hap pening m Philadelphia. House col lapsed upon 33 occupants, not one ol whom v as asleep ut the time. Some diabetics have no coutrol cf hunger or thirst; will even eat a cake of soap. At 11 ir season of the year more actors ere going to star this fall than you ever dreamed of. And you won’t have to wake up. either, to find out that mere than half of them aren’t going to. Thunder sours milk and kills lob sters in shallow box* s near the sea surface Germs may do this killing and souring. Russia's prisons are constructed to hold 90,000 prisoners. Over 180,000 are now lodged In them. 1 agreed, becoming her friend upon such : acquaintance. This is interesting and may have i some justification, but. us has been said, fads must be paid for. One of the reformers tried the fad upon a pretty girl at Atlantic City within tho , week The girl's brother, big of mus cle if small of mind, seized said re former. stretched his body prostrate upon the walk and iKillshed his shoes on the sent of the Philadelphia gen : tlemnn’s trousers. The reformer felt outraged, and thought the brother a stupid and bru tal fellow. A cop came alone to de cide the argument. The faddist spent | a night in jail, and paid a $»5 fine.