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The Job department of the PKKIS Iscomplete end affords facilities for doing the best class of work. PAR'IICULAII ATTENTION I'AIDTU LAW PHINTINU. No paper will fce discontinued until arrear- K"S aro paid, except at the opliou of the pub he r. Papers sent out of the county must bo paid lor In advance. ■ ■ ■ . a Sex Inequality. It doesn't cost much to got a man ready to be married. He buys a new suit of clothes, two suits of underwear, three extra pairs of socks, has his hair cut, and is ready. Rut think of the stuff a girl thinks she must buy when ehe gets married! Are girls so su perior to men that they cannot get married without fifteen or twenty times more clothes? —Atchison Globe. Easy Method of Killing Felon. For a felon take common rock salt, as used for salting down pork or beef, dry in an oven, then pound it fine end mix with spirits of turpentine in equal parts, put it in a rag and wrap it around the parts affected. As it gets dry put on more, and in 24 hours you are cured, says a writer. The felon will be dead. Curious Libel. It was only the other day that a lady of royal degree sued a billboard 'company for publishing a libel on her ibeautv. The libel consisted of a state ment that the lady was growing ex tremely stout and that her face was rapidly losing its beauty of contour.— New York Press. Grecian System of Voting. A leaden ball takes the place of the voting paper in Greece. For every candidate there is a ballot box, divided Into a "Yes" and "No" portion; it is so constructed that the voter can drop one of the balls secretly into which ever of the two receptacles he desires. Debtor';, 1 -, Paradise. "What a dreadful thing an arctic night lasting 140 days must be. "Wouldn't it drive you mad?" "But think of the relief it must be to bo able to tell a creditor, "Come tomor row,' knowing that 'tomorrow' will be 140 days off." Just So. "It took me three weeks," said the traveling salesman, "to get an audi ence with the king. But it was worth the trouble. He conferred a decora tion upon me." "Booked an order, did you?"— Washington Herald. Cost of Living. "I've got to get a new butcher," fumed the distracted boarding house keeper. "This is the third time he's sent me veal to make chicken salad with, and forgotten to mix a few feathers with it!" Mrs. Malaprop. Daughter—".Mamma, can't I have a little money for shopping this morn ing?" Mrs. Malaprop—"No, dear; there's the taxes to pay, and I expect the taxidermist around any moment." When Smoking Becomes Serious. "My doctor says I must quit smo- Icing." "I think he's right. You're getting so you tell some of the most impossible yarns a man ever listened to, '—St. I.ouis Star. Authority. "JJ!ss Binks is not a bit vain about her bsauty, though she has every rea son to be," said Mr. Spinks. "I know It, because she told me so herself." Joah 3illings Says: The studdy ov human natur iz like the studdy ov the dissekting room; both have disgusting scenes in them. —New York Weekly. The Philosopher of Folly. "It's awfully hard for me. to under stand." says the Philosopher of Fol ly, "how pug dogs can like the sort of people that like them." Repr-.ach. "If you had had the tiniest bit of love for mo you would never have married me." —Witzlge Blaetter. Gospel Ajv;»oals to AM. The gospel is cached in no dif ferent languages la the Unitet. States. London's Wh-sciad Vehicles. At la.it accounts'there were 16,894 licensed vehicles In London. Hint for Lovers of Tea. Tea i.i trt re boneiicial if made with hard water. Outward'y. The prii; ■ of dar&noss le a gentle- TWO NEW WARSHIPS HOUSE INDORSES ADMINISTRA TION'S NAVAL PROGRAM. Policy Will Be Approved by the Great Majority of the Voters—Presi dent Entitled to Credit for the Result. The naval appropriation bill. In the xrm in which it passed the house, pro vides for building next year two addi tional battleships. As the senate is practically committed to the principle oi increasing the navy in this propor tion, it is reasonably safe to assume that this is what the congress will iinally authorize. The house has done less in mutilation of the administra tion's naval program than has been usual in recent years, and in consist ency of policy the navy will he the bet ter for it. Perhaps the representatives would have been wiser had they also left in the bill the provision lor the re pair ship desired by the secretary, but it would bo too much to expect tlie complete acceptance of the depart ment's requisitions, and the country may be thankful that it has got so much. Except by those who see in all mili tary preparations a backward step, the policy of the house will be generally approved. Modern battleships deterio rate very rapidly, and unless system atic and regular provision be made for replacing the obsolete, the strength of the navy will rapidly decline. There was consistency, therefore, in the president's insistence upon the full number of battleships asked for, and it is understood that it.was largely due to his persuasive efforts that the econ omists of the house did not insist upon economizing in the national de fenses. In the division of functions under our constitution it is difficult to see how a different state of affairs could be brought about, but the growth of the American navy has been along lines that are, to say the least, hap hazard. Definite programs for the creation of squadron and fleet units are drawn up by the professional ex perts of the government, and then they are usually torn to pieces by the civilians to whose decision the matter is finally committed. It is not certain that matters would be improved if greater powers were conferred upon the naval experts, but there would be certainly a great gain if congress could be made to agree upon some definite policy of naval increase—and then adhere to it. We should then have less of the fragmentary and spasmodic in the ad ditions to the fleet; fewer anomalies such as the creation of fighting ships without the vitally necessary auxiliar ies—colliers and supply ships—and the docking facilities of the country would keep pace with the progress in naval construction. And perhaps we should be relieved from the necessity of peri odical war scares as inducements to country members of congress to vote the necessary naval appropriations. Fcv-get the Other Side of It. Some laboring men were discussing the high cost of living, and one of them was heard to remark: "Say, do you know what I was doing when Cleveland was president? I was a sandwich man tramping the streets carrying advertising signs, and d —d glad to get the job at that. Prices were low enough, btit the devil of it was to earn enough to keep mo and the old lady alive. Now I'm get ting four dollars a day, and we don't have togo ragged and hungry. May be I'd be kicking more if I hadn't seen the other side of it." Plenty of the kickers of today against protection have seen the other side of it, but they have forgotten. It is so easy to forget! So easy, too, to find fault with the tariff. Not so easy, however, to undo the mischief that invariably springs from tariff reform." Wholesale Cost of Bacon in England. Consul Halstead, in a report from Birmingham, tells of the fluctuation in the price of American bacon in that English city, which makes it clear that the cost of meat has increased as much in Great Britain as it has In the United States. The average number of boxes of American bacon arriving in Birmingham since January 1 has been 9,000 per week, only one-half the average from 1893 to 1909. The price was $13.87 per 112 pounds in 1893, but in 1906, under the Wilson law, the price fell to $7.45. Since 1900, when it was $10.26, it has gradually in creased, until last year it reached the highest point, $14.97. That is in free trade England, where bacon meets competition from everywhere, and It is very clear evidence that the tariff lias nothing to do with the increased jst of bacon. Confidence in Republican Party. The business improvement which is seen on every hand is based on the assumption that the Republican party is to remain in control of the govern ment. The continuance of the Repub lican regime means that there are to be no rash experiments In legislation. No financial fads will be exploited. Propositions which touch the coun try's industrial life will have to stand the test of intelligent and rigid ex amination before they can write them selves upon the national statute book. Outside as well as inside of Wail street the business skies continue to brighten because the country is confi dent that the Republican party, for the next few years at least, is to re main on guard.—St. Louis Globe- Ueuiocrat CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, MAY i 9, 1910 'LAW HAS INCREASED REVENUE Facts Worth Consideration When the Aldrich-Payne Tariff Measure !c Unfairly Criticised. Criticism of the Payne-Aldrieh tariff law is sometimes fair and true, more often unfair and false. It depends upon Ihe critic and point of view. Some of the misleading and more or less grotesque fault-finding is plainly a I wresting of facts to serve individual •'lids. That is, it Is dishonest, rather than ignorant. A sample is furnished by those wri ters and speakers who say that the new law cannot have lowered duties I because customs revenues have in ! creased since the act was passed. This | is superficially plausible, but essential ly silly. It used to be said, and with perfect i accuracy, that many duties imposed by | the old Dingley tariff schedules were Iso high that they made government j income under their provisions impossi | b!e. They simply shut foreign mer chandise out of the country. When some of these walls were lowered by tile Payne-Aid rich tariff act it became possible to import foreign products more extensively. Hence increased ' revenue. J This process is so simple and logical I that no one can fail to understand the | way it works. Those who refuse to see are willfully blind. Make prices high enough and you stop consumption. Lower them and trade increases. The law operates throughout the business world. Hut in regard to the new tariff law as a revenue producer a good deal of nonsense is talked 011 both sides. Com parisons between receipts now and In the months shortly before the Payne- Aldrich law was passed are deceptive, because of the difference in the gen eral condition of the country. Husiness is better and so imports increase, even where there is no change in tariff rates. Prosperity enlarges the in come of the fovernmcnt from customs duties. Mr. Bryan's Cost of Living. Mr. Ilryan again offers himself to I the country on the platform that the I increased supply of gold has sent up the cost of living, just as he said, 14 years ago silver would do. And of course if it is gold that has increased the cost of living, then Mr. Bryan's silver program, to which lie still points with pride, would have made the in crease in the cost of living just twice what it has been. The higher cost of living is so pop j ular in this country that when Mr. j ilryan runs for the presidency again !in 1912 he ought to be able to poll millions of votes on the issue that if he had been allowed to have his way in IS9C it would now be twice as high. —New York Press. May Rely on Country's Fairness. The country railed at Cleveland in fault-finding mood; it withheld from | Harrison commendation justly due; it j manifested disappointment with Mc | Kinley, who lived it down; it. flared up against Roosevelt at various times. Hut the country invariably recovers 1 from such a mood—becomes fair and j square, in the end, in its measure ment of men and measures; and so I Mr. Taft and his party may well count themselves fortunate that their | troubles have developed thus early in | the game. The administration is j young, and 1912 two years off.—Wash ! ington Herald. Our Increasing Imports. United States consuls continue to report on the large increase in exports to the United States as a result of the new tariff law. A. E. Ingraham, the United States consul at Bradford, England, says that in 40 years there 1 was only one year in which the in crease in exports from Bradford to the United States was as great as in 1909, and that one year was 1905, the first year of the Democratic Wilson j tariff law. To talk about lowering the rates further in a tariff act that pro motes imports to such an extent seems to "border close upon insanity. "Party Regularity." President Taft in his speech made jit plain enough what is his view as to I party "regularity." The principle which he set forth is one which will appeal to the common sense of the American people. It is unavoidable j that men of tho same general way of thinking should differ as to certain de- J tails of public policy, but President Taft lays it down as a rule that no 1 man can be read out of his party who I consistently supports his party plat i form. There is certainly something I reasonable in that. —Manchester Union. Course of Wisdom for Voters. This is a year in which nobody can I afford to vote in the air, or to refrain ! from voting. Wise Democrats are say j ing that if their party should carry | the house in 1910 it would commit ! enough blunders in the following year • or two to render Republican success I ill 1912 certain. The course of wis -1 dom, however, is to prevent these | blunders by giving the Republicans a I larger majority in the next house than i they have in the present chamber.— | St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Fcol Predictions Proved Absurd. All the free-trade predictions about a tariff war with other countries have proven false. The president has suc ceeded in making satisfactory tariff I agreements under the maximum and minimum features of the I'ayne-Ald ) rich law with all the great, nations i and Canada also. .Not a single "war" has been "fit." —Rockville (Ind.) Re i publican. l/ie&A Tsti EN I X. c-jgAßiivrr i QBE 1 KT vis be kind; —The way is long and lonely. And human hearts are ask ing for this blessing only That we be kind. We cannot know the grief that men tnay borrow. We cannot see the souls storm-swept by sorrow. But love can shine upon the way today, tomorrow— Let us be kind." —Sacred Heart Review. How to Judge a Chicken. Tf the fowl to be purchased has the head left 011, one may judge of its con dition by the eyes. Bright, full eyes indicate freshness. A young fowl will have a limber breast bone. Test it by bending between the thumb and linger the part farthest fro mthe head; in a young fowl it will be easily bent in an old bird it will be tough and hard to bond. Unfortunately some dealers break the bone at the end thus making the test worthless. If the feet are left on they are a good test of freshness and of age. In a young bird if fresh, they are moist, soft and pliable. If an old bird, tha feet become hard and tough. The claws are short and sharp in a young bird, growing longer and more blunt with age and use. The spur above the foot is another point to be ob served. In a very young fowl the spur is hardly apparent, later it be comes long, but straight, in a mature bird it is larger and crooked at the end. The spur is more developed in the males than in the females or ca pons. The skin should be of a clear yel low color, free from blotches and pin feathers. The ability to judge between good and poor, young or old birds, is very important to tho buyer, and it is knowledge that may be soon acquired. Chickens is food considered too ex pensive for every day use; but really is not, as the average refuse is slight ly less than that of other meats. When the cook uses every bit of tho chicken, several dishes may be pre pared for a small family from one. Table Etiquette. Do not rest the knife or fork on the edge of the plate, the handle on the table. Place them wholly on the plate. When passing the plate for a second helping leave the knife and fork at one side of the plate. gSI IN | 1 iIH most profitable, the most interesting study for women Is the home, for in it center all tho issues of lif« " Rhubarb Cream. Put one quarter of a cup of water into a saucepan, add half a cup of sugar and boil. Slice without peel ing a pound of young tender rhubarb, cook in the boiling sirup gently for half an hour. Rub through a sieve, then add one tablespoonful of pow dered gelatin softened in a little water. Heat half a pint of cream until stiff. Then fold into the mixture. Pour into a wet mold and when firm turn out on a glass dish. Garnish with lady fingers. Rhubarb Jelly for Dessert. Wipe one pound of rhubarb with a damp cloth and cut it into short lengths. Stew until tender with one cupful of sugar, one-half cup of water, and the yellow rind of half a lemon. Rub through a sieve, add three tr.ble spoonfuls of gelatin softened in a little cold water, then a cup of boiling water is added. Mix well and turn into a wet mold. When firm serve with sweetened whipped cream. Kitchen Don'ts. Don't boil milk; scald it. Don't make loaves of bread to weigh more than a pound, as they are not apt to be baked well in the center. Don't salt meat until nearly cooked, as it draws out the juices and tough ens the meat. Don't let coffee stand on tho grounds; pour it off, then reheat as needed. Creamed Sardines. Drain from oil one can of sardines, and mash them to a paste. Melt a quarter of a cupful of butter, add a quarter of a cup of bread crumbs and one cupful of cream. When thor oughly heated add two hard cooked eggs finely chopped, the sardines, salt, pepper and paprika to taste. Serve on pieces of toasted bread. Household Hints. Wash the coffee pot, scald and sun It every day as carefully as if it were a milk pan. If grease is spilled on the floor or table, pour on cold water at once to harden it and save it from soaking into the wood. Recompense. "And this picture showing a blue cow on a red meadow, which is sur rounded by a purple forest from which emerges a green river," says the vis itor to the artist, "what is its price?'" "I'll get a thousand dollars for that," replies the artist. "That is an impres sionistic painting." "Rut nobody ever saw such a ■scene." "Possibly. Is it not worth a great deal of money to own a picture of something nobody ever saw?" The Place to Bnj Clietp S Si did you ever think of the field of opportunity that advertis- I irg opens to you? There is I almost no limit to the possi- I bilities of your business if you | study how to turn trade into \ of your community there's a ' reason. People go where they j how much it is sold for. If you make direct statements in I j j promise you make. You will add to vour business reputa tion and hold your customers. ! It will not cost as much to run j your ad in this paper as you j ~ • , T , • • . . « j think, it is tne persi-tent aa- 1 U_ i- 11. _ TT 1 vertiser who gets there, nave j something in the paper every issue, no matter how small, j We will be pleased to quote . von our rulvprtisinp" i*a.tes nar- i ) ULI UUI auvtiuaiiig iaics, i tirnln rl v n n fU* vpir'c I iicuiany on uie year s uusi- j (-i— J a to the oublic throueh the « to uic puuiu. uiruugii uic fiWk columns of this paper. igM * With every issue it carries mm its message into the homes ■ I 1;, " r ■ and lives 01 tne people. Your competitor has hi» . . , «, r , . i store news in this issue. Why don Z you have yours? Don't blame the people for flocking to his store. B know what h« ha,. TSsoHome which you have the greatett in —■■ ■- ■ . terest —the home news. Its overy issue will prove a welcome visitor to every member of the family. It should head your list of newspaper and periodical subscriptions. G.SCHMIDT'S,^ HEADQUARTERS FOR FRESH BREAD, _ popular T} HITS! 4 CONFECTIONERY Daily Delivery. All orders given prompt and skillful attention. I Enlarging Your Bosioess business and you note the effect it has in in l?Pa& wjfei want to make creasing your volume of busi* Clm« more money you ness; whether a xo, 20 or 30 rea( * every per cent increase. If you WOI "d we have to watch this gain from year to say. Are you y°u will become intensely in- < Etifl Via* spending your terested in your advertising, Rsf |R money for ad- and how you can make it ex»- fogr vertising in hap- large your business. j|» KS hazard fashion If you try this method we <2? as if intended believe you will not want to for charity, or do you adver- let a single issue of this paper tire for direct results? goto press without something Did you ever stop to think from your store, how your advertising can be We will be pleased to have made a source of profit to you call on us, and we will you, and how its value can be take pleasure in explaining measured in dollars and our annual contract for so cents. If 3*oll have not, you many inches, and how it can be are throwing money away. used in whatever amount that Advertising is a modern seems necessary to you. business necessity, but must If you can sell goods over be conducted on business the counter we can also show principles. If you are not you why this paper will best satisfied with your advertising serve your interests when you | you should set aside a certain want to reach the people of amount of money to be spent this community. ■w*grtr-T.T« - Y MB—a nnanßUMaM JOB PRINTING J3.- -a-A. -y can do that class just a little cheaper than the other fellow. Wedding invitations, letter heads, bill heads, sale bills, statements, dodgers, cards, etc., all receive the samo careful treatment just a little better than seems necessary. Prompt delivery always.