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Af PUttBLWuZNG CO. `' ý lspnls. Montana. .:Uil S. l t the postoffoe at Missoula, .a. a seeond-lass mail matter. USSOi IPTION RAYTES. (In Advane .) one month ......... ..0.... .76 three months ................. 2.t ' ,It months .............. 4.00 aoe sear ........................... o00 f; for torlign countries. : TELEPHONE NUMBER. 8 ll.............110 Indepmendent.....510 MII$OULA OFFICE n19 and 111 West Main Street Hamilten Office 1 MaIln,S.t, Ham tian, Mont. SUISCRIBERS' PAPERS. The Msmoullan is anslous to give the bt drMr Servleeq; therefore, sub Sare requested to report faulty at ones. In ordering paper Ue4 to new address, pleasu glv OWlsid ea also. Money orderb and ~es i shouMl be made payable to Ulllsoauian Publlrhing Company. BUND.AY, APRIL, , 1911. I~ I~ I l t ...r",,,-'-,'. -....,........... PASSING EVENTS Thrillers passed with comparatively little notice last week, though there M re many of them, in the greater In. teest which was Inspired by local events of unusual importance. The city election overshadowed the opening of mngress so completely that there were not many western Montanans who reeailsed that the extra session was on. In its turn, the city election aies forgotten in the excitement of preparing for Roosevelt day; to these preparations western Montana has lgven herself up unreservedly; Tues day will be a day off for this end of the state. The deep shadow of the wings of the the dark angel has cast its gloom over the western slope of Montana's mountains since last Sun day; Missoula mourns one of her best beloved cltizens and Sanders has paid her last tribute to her most eminent son. It was a week not soon to be forgotten; Its memories, some sad and some glad, will linger long; some of them will never pass. And with the other happenings of the seven days, spring crept iht there's green on the hillsides, the birds are singing and Iaster with all its beautiful sugges tions is almost here. "God's in Ills heaven; all's right on the earth." A GROAT LOSS-Today Missoula pays her last format tribute of respect to the memory of llram Knowles, alinetat jurist. splendid citisen and "lood friend. The passing of this notably eminent citisen of Missoula is a& los to the city and to the state which is great indeed. Though full of years and rich in honors, though ready '-by all our standards-for the jour ney across the great divide, Hiram Enowles seemed able to render further years of service to the commnuity which he honored with his residence and which reverenced him for his good works. He had lived much and he 'ad lived well: the prime of his life was spent amid the scenes of early Mon tana when men lived years in weeks, when history was written rapidly and when the real soul of a man showed In the sharp test of the times. It is written in Montana's story that I lramn Knowlep was of the men who were men. His state respected him thor oulghy; the city which he made Ills h: 18e loved him tenderly. The words t apprebiation which will be spoken tdday will be sincere; the grief which islasoula feels Is genuine; a good man has gone, a faithful servant has beer. called to the reward which his faithful sto.tardship merits, AT PLAINS-Seldom does It happen that such a tribute is paid to any man as the testimonial which townsmen and neighbors gave at the funeral of 3. A. McGowan in Plains, Thursday afternoon, when the last word was spoken before Mother Earth wrapped in her bosom this man who had done so much in his life for the community which was his home. Colonel McGowan was a master developer; he had high ambitions for the beautiful region which was his home and he had lofty aspirations for the town w*hich he had builded. His very life was wrapped up in his plans for the development of Plains and Its surrounding country. How much his townspeople pwe to his endeavor, they do not yet fully realize. nor will they until they have been longer without his guidance and his eamiple. pe had helped many of t.hi,lbut he had been the target of ,~wtilotsm as is almost invariably b 8.od agasinelt men who build. His t a"' not extended ostentatiously; . s g Ulasistanoe where he thought it was dleslerved and he regarded It as pobly's business but his own, His t :ig of his stewardship was well et us renepiber him as a Ier 'tt thlwrld ours, a i: the, pull-together prft. On pes a Iur greatly interested in the nurture and training of children. When the ques tion krose as to whether they should build a great public school or open a playground, It was decided to open a playground. Now, in the course of years, it came to pass that the citisens of that city advanced so far beyond the rest of the human race, that in all the centuries since, even to this day. the nations that have gone on build ing public schools and neglecting to open playgrounds, have not been able to catch them." Ho writes Superin i tendent Johnson of the Pittsburg Play ground asociation regarding the policy of the ancient Greeks relative to the education of their young children. 1 "Catching Up With Greece" is the theme of, Professor Johnson's paper: the paragraph which we have quoted furnishes all the precedent that is needed, were It necessary to have any, for the establishment of supervised playgrounds for the children of Mis soula. It were possible to write vol umes in support of the argument for controlled playgrounds: but It Is not necessary; we believe the people here know that the most urgent need of their little ones is the supervision of their playgrounds and their playhours. The organisatlon of a playground as soclation was effected last week: those wlho are Interested in the organisation are earnest in their desire that there be general co-operation on the part of the people of the city; the cost of the support of the movement will be insig nlficant; the possibilities of returns of great profit are limitless. The dollar you spend for this association will be a dollar well spent. PALM SUNDAY-This Is the last Sunday before Easter--the Sunday of the Palms. The forty days of Lent are nearly over. Presumably they have afforded to many people the spir Itual Invigoration for which they were set apart; certainly they have given everybody the chance to obtain phy slcal recuperation. This is Holy week; the Great Event which it commemo. rates is the cornerstone of modern life; it should not be lost sight of nor should Its significanae be disregarded. The tendency to forget is marked. Is there not too much of the time of this sacred anniversary week spent In preparation for the Easter display? Is not, indeed, so much time thus spent that the purpose of this observance Is almost overlooked? There were chil dren in the procession which strewed palms in the path of the Savior on that Sunday before the crucifixion. Christ loved children and the develop ment of the plans of the playground association, at this time, is timely and appropriate. Clean habits and clean thoughts Implanted in the mind of the boy through pure playground influ ence-these are better than hours of class instruction where the heart of the lad is never touched. It would be the best observance of Holy week. which Missoula could have, it the play ground movement were to be given permanent and effective form before next Sunday. Then would our Easter be an anniversary, in truth and in fact. And why not? fiOOSEVELT DAY-An interestsing incident of the week has been the preparation for Roosevelt day, next Tuesday. The occasion of the visit of the most prominent citizen of the United States, tile most-hated and the best-loved man in thle country, is an important event in the listory of west ern Montana. Tills visit is to be made the occasion of a genuine western welcome to the man who has been such a loyal, consistent friend of the west. Missoula's gladdest hand will be ex tended in greeting to her distinguished visitor; the best she has is Ills and it I1 n1one too good for hilm. In this greeting, Missoula will have the hearty co-operation of her neighbors in the west end of the state; tlhere will be official representatives from practical ly every western Montana city and tilhe day gives promise of being the most successful demonstration whlich Mls soula has ever witnessed. It is an other illustration of thile Missoula pull together: li the reception there will be nIo politics, no llartlsanlshlp; It wtll be tile welcolme of a mighty fine city to a mighty file man. Tile local preparations hlave been characterized by thle best of feeling: there hIlas been no frictlun. Tile day will be Ilomor Iable. IFOR A COMMISSION-During the week, the friends of the commission formn of city government took definite ,steps toward the systematic promulga tion of their ideas. They have organ lsed a league, the purpose of which is to present clearly and accurately the plan of the commninion form of gov ernment and to explatin its detail. Publle meetings are to ie held in dif Ierent sectionls of the city and the sys tem will be thoroughly discussed. f peclally is it urged that there be a good attendance at these meetings of those who are opposed to the plan or who are not fully informed as to its operation. It is hoped that objections will be freely stated; it is for the dis cussion of these objections that the meetings have been arranged. There are men In the city who are talking earnestly against the commissilon form of government, who do not know enough about it to warrant theml in spekling a- they do. A little knowl a4e is a 4wbierous thing, espeoialiy In this instance. The cltietns of MIs soula should inform themselves fully in regard to the details of the coanmmis slon form of governlment. The city council has called a special election to pass upon the adoption of this form of government for the city; voters slhould know about It before they cast. their hallots. The question is too Important to be dismissed without careful con slderation. Certainly. the commission form of government should not he re jected until the voters know what is Is. CONORESS-congress s In s.lssion with a democratlc majority in the bouse, burning witlh desire to upset everything that. can be upset and de termined to tear Into things generally. As the first step in the prograllm of the democratic majority, rules have, Iben proposed for the 'government if the proceedings of the house; thies rulrs. as proposed, are advocated by the men Wlho, a year ago, were denouncing the "gag" and asserting that the very fat ric of our government was threatened with destruction through the suppres slon of freedom of speech; yet these rules disregard tile rights of the ml nority as no republlcan rules ever did, and they throttle debate as no repub lican control ever did. These rules,' however, serve one gl purpose: they emphasie at the start of the session the Inconslstency of the demlllocrats nld their complete reversal int formll. 'rThey show the unfitness of the democrats to handle the control oY the house when they get It. LORIMEr..-The week brought de velopments which seem likely to make possible the openllng of the Iorimler case. The exposure was seemingly complete. It supported the position taken by the United States senators who voted against tile retention of tin Illinois mall as a member of the upper branch of congress. More than ever is It becoming clear that tile Lorimner rollcall furnished the best lineup of the controlled senators and those who are representatives of the people. TItat rollcall should be in tile hands of every voter in the country: it shiould bei studied carefully. It places the uteln bers of tile last senate where they be long. The Interests, so-called, were forced to call out their last reserves to retain Lorimer lit his seat. When the lineup camne, It allowed just who were the men whom the call of the powers affected. Paste that list In your hat; It will be good-very good for reference one of tllese days. THE DEBATE.--An Wedneslday eve ning tile debating team of the uni versity of Montana will meet tile rep resentatives of Washlington Hiate col lege. Tile debate will be iheld at the university. Tile students wlho will rep resent the local school have worked long and faithfully lit preparation; Tlhey hope to will, but they are sure of havingl tile satisfaction of know Ing that thley have done their best. Tlhe) city of Missoula owacs It great deal to the university, just as the university ia Indebted to a large extent to the city. Wednesday night there Is given the town an opportunity of entering into a little reciproclty. Tile university de baters should face a large audienlce at tlhat timte, and hiI this audtience should be mnuny townspeople. The town owes It to tihe university to be well repre. seated. Tihe college boys will debate a qui's tion that Is of genleral lnterest. The question to be discussed deals with tile relative virtue of state and federal con No Wooden Nutmegs Upper left, Senator elect George P. McLean. Upper right, Everett J. Lake. Lower right, Charles A. Good win. a , I1 rtfosrd, 4TUAoln., April Ii -Cuel del.y with the fillln by J. Il[enry itoraback of the expenlditures Ihl madent a, the political agenllt for Menttolr-elect UGorge P. .Iet.tEan in the recent cult plagn, the amazling frallllnkness of Iaw lee9t will probably lead to rev'eltions tbha will shock cunstervaiive Connectsi put as nothing In the late history of the state has done. T'Jhe ttorlack list ),I ' 'xl,'ndlllitlur ainounts to utly $14,II I1.51. It is -ald that this Is but a sanall Iprt of the actual expenditures. Ilorabacek Is wild to .~ave made the statement that many expenses supposedly Incurred by Sen-g ator-elect McLean were paid by the defeated nominee for governor, Charles A. Goodwin. State Representative Thomas Biur V rows or Ix)el Inver, tlddl~eex Counity, tiiances thut money wis ofrerqd him by thie UuddwiZ orowd to switoh from iAuke( (lbt Prosecutlng Attorney IC. C. Dickerson, while appik4id of the fact, hud tuokin no uJtiotL trot of nat4lrul reloture.N. Mllsoulal' interest in this it deep. Meituch infor nIation will re sectlltUred by ll those whu hear the debati te. That is Motre. The unliversity will artllta le fedlhtr'tli shide of tilhe questloil. litaur It. They're crinig ildown frino llatlianl and fromt the bitter hoot; they're rnto Inl front the ('oeltr u'Alti-ien-'-th" day will bo n ihesllt. 'rThey' rot tinig tip front Tiholpson:l tihey'ri e *tlonitg, too, from Plains: they't.re ciminiig if the .un shines;il tihey're ontinig if it ruins, they're roining fromll it. Ileits llll I)ruminolltd' cotmingt, toI; the.y're r-lmlt lug stirong front hlmliter ittl IRtiinnt ill n.oti i flew; tlhey're r.ninig oll tihe: railway; they're ciiuliIg by. (elynPe they're citing in the tirolley cars-- JUltt Wtc.h ';ill n ii8 tt.hinlgs loo e. Thely're camiii In the mh Ilorningll they're minlinll In the night; thely're luninig itn the- i.evning; tlihy're Inllltingl fiiat. till right. They're re on Ing with ai wellone tlilt will IUke th' welkin ring; It's it wordlt of cheer fox Ttiddy thlit from t.\'ryh is ltier' they bring. We . senrve ntire i n the allrltranhing plilkpotrkt ts, lotingllll from itl at aikre Ifor loosovellt I).day, that we sh.(lifr our-o sriver n in onl anything they ge.t ollt of our clothes. 'ow we are tohl thati Iiekltrkettsi ar- headed this wtiny for tll'sevelt dau.t They colmet too oni iii flTer Ih cli.e ol it long lither. 11111 11 ir If there is anyt of yfir :i>itlier slop 11ig" wjilrh has mot beh.en dllne. 'rhit Minoullhie t aitverli. w orr111 this morning offer you inmit h1lpfotl suggiettin.ll Mllttallt Ilani nollt waillilti for warml weathetr to start her 19ll lgro'ti.h, biut It will go livellor now tIiit the sun hItfs rotUetrtd 1 fhin orth. lPerhaps Mgexilo's lraster will h\ave '! dTouble snllllflnrincoie this yecir. Theit folks dlowrn tlhre iare t rtctlartle'tg tlhe get-together act. The weather Ialnl lI.ny rlelt issullrer that thle tsample he lrnlhed yesterday Is exactly whalt we want for Tuesdaly. If you hait tinot voted hit the llI'mt iolnteldt, vote right iwiy. If you hvlll voted, It Is now time tll vrote again, Snlliing of bargain nllos---the manr who bystll Missoula real estate at itYe, rent lprles, gets a bargnll overy time. The Mlslnulliin Home c.onitt offtersl an olpprtuntty for the wtnitlen teo vote; it will be good plrtlice for them. The mlen who condemnlll the .nolmis lolirln f itrm of government arel tithe Imen who kllnow leat abullllt it. Let allt Mtishoulall cills n.l rolhve youl lof its e of you f r (urands this wt k; it will do them rigllht. No polllitie, o partlilnshipl nl projudliT--Jijt at rol'tdil greotliig to ag great manll. The M1issotllnn Holle bunalow lnuitllt I i part of the Inpring ativity In Mllisoula. The tisnuoulihn clasl id nil works throlu h rlln Ull shinen. It is no hol.! Iday. Thei rest whiclh this \wock brinls Is llncessiry for tlhe astecr prl'eprionttsoi. It's a Rgreait 'world and blealltiful plure--whin things cll ol right. Tluesday's the llday. (let ithe slare ruoo ready for your visitors. (i'et out yotr flag anid luntlig; make the city gIy. Yloull're inot ull ready untiil iyou alt your flugs flying. The weather mina is thtwfu;; '.lii all out. (ltet r;lly for T'eddy. 1 I f , .ine ii , Our Representatives at the Coronation ..: N 4: / Battleship Delaware, which will probably oonvey American represents tive to England. Lower left-Admiral Dewey, who is suggested as repre. sentative of the hevy at the corona* tion. Lower right-Colenel John Hays Hammond, special United States am bassador to the coronation. WV~asuitgtou, A it'll >;.- N't" lita dtl.nrittrtmet has -tae ivti frtit lthe ttrltlt guurnhmen t nn invitattioti to N1'ud it naval repreyentntivt" to the jl 1~, liremntotits of the (un natho o~f I teorge V. It Is Ow Itrnd'rstaiolli[ tt tih SI tt' tl' dut't 111(111 I tilt I 'itli iti1ti iti laysy luiitouontl is to I,' slmnsial I' iletul Stites nntituhussdor, oitlo ltg h Pt'm'si .1dett Taft hits not yet antozaeed iii" aproilnttneiit. Secretary of State Knox, howetrver, stinted that Iutr. I l~atittotid hIaud been seliqted. W'lthi ('olone l lamtutmond wimll got nI Band of Mercy By Frederio J. Haskin. Next Wednesday will .e, Band of Merly day, and in many public schools throb ghout tile country t chilllldren will observe It by some form of spe cihd exercises. L4essonst will be given upon animal and bird habits, their needs and welfare and their value to mankind. Speelal music from the "Band of Mercy .Melodies," issued by the Amnerican HIlunne society, will be ia feature. It is nearly 25 years stneo the first Band of Mercy in America was organized in Boston, Mass. In England the work began three years arllier. but :TIe growth In America has been most rapid. At the beginning of this year 78.786 separate organlzations were In, existence In this country, and new ones being formed each month. l'he present nmemlbershil approximates J,500,000. The lbjeet of the hand of Mercy as statedl in its constitutln is: "iTo awaken In the heart of every chllld ille Imupulse of Ihumlan kinldness tnovard all that live, toward the dumb beasts alnd toward each humllllan brother: to tench the evil of war and violence, the loalty of nimercy aind love." More briefly stated its work includes every tlhing pertaining to the welfare of hu anl or alnital life. Thle earlier Bands of Mercy were l0lorp or less irregular in their organi z.ation, butt as the movementt grew their miethods of work became Itore unlIfolr'n. They often were affillated willth curch and Sunday ellool work. Their reecognition us a part of public schIol cullrricultulll is comnparatively re cent. but blecoming greater each intIolit. The hmlllane objects appeal to every child, regardless of religion or race, anlld the unity of lilt rest In a ctiomlllon philanlthropy is freqluently its helpful to school discipline its it is to the real object of the orgunization. The selection of April 12 its Band Ift Mercy day originated int Boston 10 year's ago. lltce that time tile ,elh bration Ilas been extended to various parts of the country, although it Is of coutrse entirely voluntary on tie part iof the teachlers ini the different schollols. ,Jlut aits it seemls an excellent oil'port ity to vary the Itonotony of the everyday curriculuml by the Intro ductliti of nature work it is generally applroved. In schools where the Bands of Mercy are recognlzed by the uu thlrlities, it miionthly imeeting is held. unitlly at the close of the alfterntloll session. At this meeting thie cihldlre are itugLlh t I reJport upon alny ahnieus Itileed dtlurin the nmonth. The teaclher, wilho In mtost cases is an ac live illelmber of the-Humane society, aids them by suggestions. Frequently reporlits of abuses noticed by schollol chilidren re Ilmade the basis of some aggressive work on' the part of S. I'. C. A. or tile llumane society. The cure of stray ueats and dogs I fostered by the Band of Metcy and boys belonging to It take pride in be ing gentle when a few years ago they couldl only be cruel. The children of the oguinlzation always report to the Ilumllane society alluy suffering that needs relief beyond their ow\n re sourc "s. B3ut evenl little child call give litter and food to thle dumIb anli Illals thnt cannot nask for it, and he talght to refraitn fromll teasing alnd tormenting tile helpless. Every member of the Ultnd of Mercy is furnishled wltl t a bldge. If hie should be guilty of cruelty to an anl itul he would imtnedtltely forfelt lils mlleniberslhip and be reiluired to turnl In his badge. Children have a higher sense of honor than Is usually acred lied thltnl iand it Is seldom that a badtge Is returned. If it becomes ne - essary, however, a totemitber onUy be called to account for violating Ilis pledge and a publlic trial is given hin before the entlire Banld. These trials are conducted by the children itn proper form and the results are usu ally just and satisfactory. The organization of a Band of Morcty is simiple and yet dignified and par liantentary in form. Each band is supposed to ihave 30 nlembers, but this itintber varies. F'rotquently a publh:c schooul nitiberingb 50 ur 60 chol'are will all be enrolled ill onte band. Ini comllunluiitles 'where the noveinent is nlot yet well established there may be several schools represented in a band numlbering less than 20. The offiters are elected annually and the president wears a special gold.littlhed badge furnished by tihe Apierlhtta ' u.nmana navaul uIT1c·cr and it military oi'Tli r of high rnnk and at N*eretury. it 1K prob able. tlhat a rear adlmlral will he chlosen fromla the navy atnd a general from Hcmleh·t, This solcty also helpl the! bands to secure their meInlbershlp bnadga and literature when necessary. The ntajority of the mands in the ..tnerlean public schools are not only self-supporting but frequently raise llmoney to eoltribiuta' towards so1in hu utllino' mlovollltent its their locality. For instance, the school clhildren olf K1anlas City, through their liandis of Mercy, gave a Christinas dinner of oa.t to mire than 1(10 hoarses who setneled to need it. TIhast' little folks also ihave a blanket fund to purchase horse blankets for drivers who are too poor to provide them for their own horsets. This year the i hitds of Mercy in thilt public schools of Mason 'City, loan at, are 'writing prize essays uponII hUlInlte subjects. In the IaterT gl'adestc atuach titles uts "The Khld of Hloia a' ('tat 'Prefers" and "How Chilldren May Ile Kind to lirds." are' given. In tihe higher grades piractical observation is stllnulated lby such a subject as "''iThe Transportation al Treatllllent of ('tat iLi. ini t(lae Italltro; ad In tile 'U itaedi Stlutes." As the sring approachies the llanlds of Mecray will give attention to this sitidy aInd protectliona of wildl birds. During the wiinter in many phllte's fosi hlt ,as tl lbe ,t ovided tot' thet bly aleoful little hunds. It.aldl dag mol terialis for the nest ,t Ill nIow hei tpr ffterad by the callle hantds. In1 Milwaukee the bays ,af lthe lllan uutl traininilg ciles, most t'of vhllat are' etblltlers °f the litund of M tery, will aid the work bly niuking atitraclltitv bird hlouses which will be ptlued nt i ilttlt i ac, l lities underttl er the dllet'i' l of the different bands. The board of educlatioln of Ml,.iaukete has supplied i large i tnler of artistic adeigns of houseus areutitg Iithe rauirtem tlUenlts of birdt tenlnts. T]hepse are in colonial, lmissin l latd vllarius otellr stylesi, so that in building the bird hlouses the studentls atre also acqutirinllg somlle ideas of practlutl architeeturo. The practical value ao the Hl and of Mercly Work les i. tlhe ftl tlhat chil dren haalned to klnow un lnitnll's re qituiretents attd tteeals iwill be ha lteru able to alre for them in tllhe fuature. All utiahtals which are well kept and properly (ared fir have It higher Scomtterl'cital value thall those which are tttgleted and allowed to suffer. The lnnll in charge of the cattile ears will take moere ('care to see that the stulck does ntat suffer fro.i thirst or bad veat ilatitn in the' lutng journey across the conlitinent if tthey have had laind of Mercy training. It has been proved that the tdocklng of horses' und dlogs' tails tends to lower the physical condition of the animal ats well as to dei'tract t fromI Its Ialturt1l pllplearacell . t''hle fallshionable belle who ihas bItlonged to a B3and of Mtrey will neither requlllre ior Iper mit Iter allnimalts to ita' so inaIiled. The Band of 'Mercy 'works also with the Alludubonl society for the protection of I lbird, and l actively opposes the use of millinery that causes the slaughter of birds for pflumage. A striklng exanlpitt olf ii. inifluence of tile lianl of Mercy upon Ia little nlowseboy 'wias given fit Chiciago re cently. l'ar out oi the Iedge of a high ,b ildillng clung iA trenibllilg little kit ten with an injured paw. How It had gotteln there lo one knew but it seemed unable to make its way downI and ctlung to the edge of the roof crying piteously. A crowd begunl to gather, wi hein s.lddenly it newsboy gave hisl papers to a little girl nearby and bc galn to climb up an iold disused fire escaple of the adjoining house. It wall a dallger'ous climb., antd as thile erwd Increased a, pollf enman called to hitn to cOlle back. But the boy kept otl although several tmnoes le uwasa in 111 minent danger of a fall that w tld probably have et hills life. Final , he was able to reach out tis arm atd grasp the frightened little anhmal. A shout of applause went up frunu tile crlowd as lhe begatn tile still illt'. tperilous descent. As hie reached the grolund in satfety the pollceman steppled tuowaIdi hint as tholugh ti arrest lim, atfor (l]istalcdhillct, but it tumulttIt a,' i llause for the boy's heroism Stol)pedi the officer. The boy opened a raggedi I coat and displayed the atar of the Band bt Mercy. "You see. sh'. I had u to get her," lie expllained. "She was ~ too little to help herself. and ihr paw's h broke, so I have to take het' right upl to the i. -, C. A,." ~,1,4 oleicer nodtdld the army. Onet United States war ves sel, the North Dukota or Delaware, wili take part In tihe naval review at Spit head, approvingly and the boy sped away to completl4e hits 'work of mercy. While tlhe Biand of ,Mercy movement is stronlgest in England and the United Htatos, It is rapidly spreading over Europe. It was started in Switzerland duknllg the past year largely through tile Interest of American tourists. Do nations from the bands In America iwill be forwaurted to establish the work among the 'public schools of Switger hland. Literature used by the Amer liun bIand will be translated Into the Swiss lanagunge for the benefit of the children of tie Alps. Americans or ganized Ilands of Mercy in Havana, Cuba, shortly after the Spanish war, \which have been continuously in creased. .Many of the public schools of (Cuba are using the same program as the Americans and at least three of themn will hold special exercises ont Wednesday. Smith Morlrill.) I NOT A DEAONE I (Pacific Monthly.) .\ stralnge disrclretilwy Is noticed be twceen the brave ussertions of the foes of Thl'eodorue Itoonsevelt and the secret ilquatlKiguS ou;ver his Iproposed tour of the coulltry. The rueactionhury press pro hielou I losuevelt "tl dead one," but qutllt iinconsistently they a'dmit In pri vate that t'wy art muchl disturbed over the Journey which he will take this sprlllg through the west. It would naturally be assumed that no sIie Inlan would bie disturbed over the prospect of a corpse being hauled fromn city to city to be exhibited to the ilaeople. So that the perturbation of tile reat'tionary press over Iloosevelt's tour is but all illustration of the in sinceritles which so often are noted in the expressions' of many modern SlVlnttlppers. Iie is and will continue to be it very large factor in our national life and that man will not be forwarded in any political venture who enlists tithe aitagonlsm of Mr. Rtoosevet. However, Theodore Roosevelt is to be reckoned with in all our larger nIutional cotncerns, and it requires no supernlatural pre.lience correctly to prtillct tha;t his journey through the west will reveal it Ihow large it meas ure th still possesses the affections of I the American peop!e. Interest In Mr. ftoosevelt's tour will be tncreased by tile authorized as surance that lie will support a progres sive candillite for president In 1912. IHli will not lake the field as an active fighter for or against Taft or anyone else, but his influence will be exerted along the lhies 4pld down by the na tiolnal progressive republican league. EVERY MAN HIS SPECIAL TASK. (I'romn Will Irwin's The Awakenling of the Amerlican Iusliness Man," ill the April Century.) Correlative with this task system, an outgrowth of it, is tile scientific se lection of omen. That few make. their ihilce of vocation from natural `bent Is an axiom of economlci. Born ar tilts there are, born mechanics, born satll.rs, born builders: these few are driven by something within them to their best lines of endeavor. The rest are pawns of destiny. The av erage bricklayer, for example, is a bricklayer because that was his fath er's trade, because friends of the fam Ily offered him a good position as an apprentice, or because, when he first plunged into the world, he happened to find work' on a new building. 'No one, he lenst of all, has taken natural albility much into account. Yet so subtly are men differentiated, and so wide are the processes of industry, that almoset every man has his special task in the world, could he but find it. FOOD FOR RtPINTANCE. (Ruccess Magazine.) A well-known federal official was rolling down Philadelphia avenue one ornloon whlen il elcountered a very sadi'il boy crying bitterly. " hat's the matter wfth that child?' dema ided the official, sothewhat per emlpt .ly, of the woman who had him in cha ge, "Is he in?" "He In't exactly 11l," responded the untnov woman, "butt, between you and me, Ir, no stomach 4ai't onla' to stand p1 6.7 dughtnutr" I ,. , '' ' .;.