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THE WASHINGTON HERAIiD. .SUNDAY. JANTMBY 28, 1912,
THE WASHINGTON HERALD PsfcUibed rmj Uaaiat is the Tew bi THE WASHINGTON HERALD COMPANY pufeucixiox omcci 1322 NEW YORK AVENUE N. W. Dstcnd at the pcst-cnre at WHMnrtnn. D. C ti Mcaod-dia man i&stt& TGtvboa Ibla 3Xe (Print Bruca richapn-r- E0BSCBIPTIO.S HATES BT CABEIEBt n.n ...a Rnns cs mhTtr m mar ad ftmdy . ...-.... -4iiwej Will, VaiaOV ""n""j-rrt " " SCBSCWPTION EAX2S BT UlILi Dillr and 8nMij........U acts per moeta Utflr tod Bnn4T.............. . 4S. ! DiOr, wlthoot Bradsr ....S cmts va aonth Dtilx, without 8-audtr .. ...4US per rt esadir, wl?haat dnr................4iI pit Ten No attention teltl be paid to anonymous contributions, and no communication to t editor vrtB be printed except over M nam of (As icritcr. ' Uanuscrlptt offend tor publication CJ te rrturnerf If unavailable, but Mtamrl should 08 cent tcttJl the manuscript or that purpose. All communication intended for tait nrtcspoper, ichether for the daily or the Sunday issue, should be addressed to TBE VTABHINGTON HERALD. Nee- Tr Bermaitiure. J. O. WIUJEItDtNG SPECIAL AGENCT. BrnOTfcs BuSdlzu. Ctksto BanrestaUUrt. A. B. KE1TOU. JIt- Cjurtts Blrtldlrn. BUKDAT, JANUARY M. 131i THE POLITICAL SITUATION. The political situation does not re semble a crystal lake. It is a muddv 'Tiver, turbid and opaque, filled with swirling whirlpools and currents that lead in all directions. Under these circumstances, it is diffi cult to see clearl Definite prophecy is almost impossible. The conditions of to-day may be reversed to-morrow. It is this very uncertainty, however, which rucs zct to the campaign. Nor is it unique c go throjgh the same experience, in greater or less degree, every four years Some of these days wc will adopt a constitutional amend ment which will limit the occupation of the Presidential office to a single term of six vcars When this happens, the period-, of turmoil will be less frequent, rind the spectacle of a President con cerned for ln political future will be avoided Until this verv desirable re form is adopted, however, we must ex pnt a repetition of the conditions which now exist s far as the Republicans are ton cerncd, one man could clarify the sit uation in an instant His name is Theodore Roobcvclt If months ago, when some oppoition to President Taft had dc eloped, and when Roosevelt's name was being used, to conjure with,. the former President Irad made an tmij phatic and dign"i ' announcement that! he would not, una r any circumstances, be a candidate for the Presidency, nor .accept the nomination, but would, on 'the other hand, support Mr Taft. the J way ot the Republican party would have been clear The La toilette I movement, wnicn was never serious enough to menace the President's re nomination, would have died a-bormng Practically the entire party would have accepted Mr Taft as its candidate, and no other r ne would have bcerc men tioned Mr Roosevelt, however, has not seen proper to fake this action. He has remained silent He has not dis- couriged the movement in his behalf On the contrary, he has conferred with those who are known to be friendly to bis renomination, and nrtw it is an ac cepted fact that he will not decline the honrr n it i thrust upon him Why he h Mild assume tins attitude toward the President for whose nomination he so earnestly labored and whose elec tion he undoubtedly helped to secure remains a mysterv No publicity has been gnen at an time to any specific differences between the two men, vet thr have unquestionably drifted apart Rocevelt says nothing, Taft remains silent Thus it has come about that the Republican part), which might present a solid front to the enemv, is divided into two factions, one loyal to the President and the other seeking to oust him through the agency of the former occupant of the high -office. If Mr Roosevelt had intended to support President Taft he would have made that fact known long ago He would have halted the activities of his friends he would have advised them, td stand by the President It is hardly likely that at this late day he will de clare himself out of the running It may be taken for granted, therefore, that he will allow his friends to" eon tinue their efforts in his behalf, and if the convention should nominate' him, he will accept Whether he could be elected under these circumstances is a question -that does not need to be discussed untit should a remote contingency become a fact, his name has been placed at the head of the Republican national ticket TL. lt--T . . j nc ivasmngion iieraia nas re peatedly asserted that President Taft ought to be and would be renominated. While it is an old proverb that all signs fail in a Presidential year, the refusal to renominate a President for a second term would overturn all prec edents for fifty year., with the soli tary exception of the case of Ruthefti ford B. HaSes, and it is well-known that the circumstances which attended his election made his renomination im possible Mr Arthur was not renom inated, but he had not been elected President Even in that instance the fact that he was not giv en the .indorse ment of a nomination wis a potent fac- tor :n accomplishing the ejection 'oGriearly scfenjy years of age. The pointj Cleveland. The latter carried New York by the smallest po45ibIe.-nria-J a rcarginvthat might have teen oatlie other side if Chester ArArthurtt New York, had been the Republican nominee. There was a serious ruction in the Republican party at the close of Presi dent Harrison s administration. A lac tion in the organization sought earnest ly but unsuccessfully to defeat his re nomination. The conditions then, and now. hovvtv er, are not entirely parallel. iftere&as.'no 1?ooseVelt-jni892 upon wfonri-,tljeir opposition could -tajik llalne Vaymorc 6r las a-popufindfifJr but he had once suffered defeat, and, besides, "was d)ing McKinley, with great political sagacity, declined to be sacrificed upon the altar ,of a hopeless cause. He foresaw, undoubtedly, the possible defeat of his party under Har rison, but -he, also realized that defeat was Absolutely certain if the admlnis- ed the vefdict of the majority of the delegates in convention assembled, and bided his time.' He was afterward elected President of the United States. The occupant of the White House may, if he be so disposed, build up -an organization during his four years' term which will absolutely insure his renomination. Even if he should not work to this end, but rely entirely upon his record to gain his party's indorse ment, it is ninety-nine chances to one that he will be renominated. It is to the credit of Mr. Ta'ft that he has not. through flagrant or selfish use of power, sought to perpetuate himself in office. Whatever else he may be, he is not a scheming politician. It is because of this fact that his friends are to-day compelled to organize in his behalf. They are manifesting the assertiveness which he will not display. They know that he has endeavored to administer his office with honesty, patriotism, and ability. They feel that the few mis takes which he may have made, and no man is infallible, are overshadowed by an administration free from scandal and marked by a high regard for public interest If, in the face of this, Mr Taft should prove the solitary excep tion to the general rule, it will be a unique experience in American politics. In the Democratic party the outcome is by no means assured Inspired with the belief that a nomi nation is equivalent to an election, owing to the serious divisions in their opponents' ranks, the various aspirants for the Presidency are seeking earnest ly to secure the nomination It is the first time in many years that the Demo cratic nomination has been really sought Woodrow Wilson, despite all that he has said and done, and possibly because of what he has said and done, would seem to be occupying the foremost po sition. If (be editorial expressions throughout the country be accepted as an evidence of public sentiment,, he has not suffered by his break with Mr Harvey It is interesting, however, to recall some sahenf facts in his political career. More than two years ago he was brought into prominence by Har per's Weekly With emphatic persist ence, and at a time when the advent of a scholar into politics seemed the height of absurdity, Wilson was praised as a man of ability, patriotism, and, above all, of sound and conserva tive views. He was pictured as the antithesis of Bryan and all the ideas that Brvan and his following repre sent Eventually, this Toleration of Wilson's virtues made an Impression upon the country He began to be taken seriously Then, as the hrsf step toward higher office, be was pushed into the gubernatorial race in New Jersey and was elected Then carne the change. Woodrow Wilson to-day is not the Woodrow Wilson who was eulogized two cars ago He is now the advocate of the initiative and referendum and the re call, he has not hesitated to openly antagonize the financial interests which at first regarded him as safe and sane. Above all, he is now aligned with Brvan. whom he was once anxious to "knock into a cocked hat" He has accepted all the progressive ideas, in dudfng direct elections, and spells people"' with a capital P In the meantime, ins candidacy has been ac celerated by an organization which could not have subsisted without ; plentiful supply of funds It had head quarters m New York and deluged the newspapers throughout the country with busheb of editorial utterances, in terviews, and reports of the formation of Wilson qjubs It conducted an ac tive propaganda No one has yet ex. plained the source of the money which was required to maintain this active bureau, It is rather, curious, however, that since Gov.. Wilson decided that Mr. Harvey's support was more of a hin drance than a help, the daily budget of Wilsoman literature has failed to ar rive. The situation is not wholly with. wit a touch of humor. ' And yet, notwithstanding all these things, Gov. Wilson is gaining recruits daily. He has not been displaced as thej foremost -randidate on ltc Demo cratic side. Gov. Harmon, now seeking to in gratiate himself with. the people of the Pacific Coast, is Wilson's -most formid able' antagonist. He fs strongest with the conservative element of his party. ilthough helfas been at pains to dem onstrate that he is by no means a re actionary, Jie has some opposition in hbown Sfafe-rjust as. Kew" Jersey, is dTvuled' over Wilson and he is some what hampered by the fact that he is" to be emphasized, however, is that both candidates must confront the rule in', Democratic national conventions where by a 'two-thirds' vote is necessary to nominate. It is this fact which ren ders the outcome uncertain and makes it possible for a deadlock ,to occur, which will result in the choice of a compromise candidate, it is this con tingency which offers hope "to Champ Clark and Mr. Underwood and others w"ho are not actively engaged in seek,-! intf the nomination, ' r'-Such is5.the vkaleidoscopfc politicafj situations n is-iun-- 01 interest -trust. eyery point of view. . The Restriction of Immigration. The communication to The Washing ton Herald from Mr. Simon jWoIf rela tive to the restriction of immigration deserves careful reading. While Mr; Wolf does not hesitate to commend the exclusion of undesirable immigrants, he nevertheless forcibly asserts th.it it would be unfortunate for this country, which owes so much of its prosperity to the introduction and amalgamation of the foreign element, to close its. doors against those who seek a home within our borders It is not necessary, as Mr. Wolf points out, to exclude everybody be cause some of the would-be immigrants are plainly unworthy of consideration. On the contrary,, he would draw the lines closely against those who are undesirable and then he would welcome those who can add to the brain and brawn of the republic It is to be said for his position that we have profited much in the past by encouraging im- migration The Irish and the Ger mans, to say nothing of the Norwe. gians and Swedes who have populated the Northwest, have contributed largely to the; development of the United States, and in times of stress and dan ger have proved their loyalty, even to the sacrifice of their lives. Mr. Wolfs appeal is cloduent and timely. It will find a responsive echo in the hearts of the thousands who were born on foreign shores or who are the descendants of foreign-born citizens Eileen Martin. I'm pretty little, but I'll try," said seven-year-old Eileen Martin, daughter of a section foreman, who discovered a broken rail on the tracks near her home, saw by the semaphore signal that the Overland limited was in The block, and knew that danger threatened the tram She had come from her mother to see the "Limited' sweep by the little town of Alta, Cal, as she was accustomed to do. She saw the broken rail as she crossed to her safe place of observa tion. The discovery gave wings to her lit tle feet She ran to the station, but found that the agent, who had setjhe signals, had gone home to dinner. She climbed upon a chair and told him through the telephone of the broken rail There was not a minute to be lost The agent asked earnestly through the tele phone "Can't you take the red flag, Eileen, run down the track a little way, and flag the trauf' Try it; that's a good girl." "I'm pretty little, but I'll try," came back to the agent the answer of the childish voice. And try she did, with such effect that the train with its many passengers was brought to a stop less than loo feet from the broken rail ; and the name of Eileen Martin went over the wires to all parts of this country Eileen Martin's technical knowledge of the semaphore, telephone, and signal, of the railroad could not be possessed by every child, and few at seven would have had the quick wit to realize the danger or to act so promptly upon the means at hand to avert calamity; but Eileen was equal to it, and the story of what she did in her childish way is worthy of being told in every primary school in the land She was only seven, and "pretty lit tle" to stop a train, but she was willing to try PEOUD BOY SCOUT, HE. The One Picked to Rldr -nlth the Ifero of Sfafeklns;. One of the COO Boy Scouts In Wash ington will be chosen to ride from tnlon Station to the White House with MaJ Gen. Baden-Powell, f6under ot the Boy Scout movement and hero of the siege of Mafeklng, upon the latter visit to this city on Saturday next The Identity of the lucky scout has not been made public. The Boy Scouts ot Washington will be reviewed by Gen. Baden-Powell on Saturday afternoon, and later a lee ture and reception will be held. The coming of Gen Baden-Powell to Washington has aroused great Interest, and a number of new enlistments are being received. Slaty boys of the Lud low School have been organized Into & company, the Twent) -eighth Washing ton. a Invitations have been sent from the Boy scoui nesaquaners in mis city to scouts In the neighboring States, and It is expected that more than 100 scouts from Maryland and Virginia will come to meet uen. uaaen-roweii. NORWEGIANS XNJOY BANQUET. MInUter Byra Gives an Address at Society's Annul Dinner. The Norwegian Society of the tltrit hefd a banquet In honor of Its tenth an niversary the Arlington last night. A. number of prominent Norwegians ad dressed ihe society, dwelling In their ad dresses on Us history and growth. The speakers were Minister Byrn, ot the Nor wegian Legation: W. Morgenstlerne, sec retary of the legation; T. -Jahn. president of the society; Senator .Asle J. Rmnna of North pakota. and R. N.. 8. Sartz. C. V. Installation ext Thursday. The Installation of Iter. Alphonsus J Donlon. S. J. as president of George town, University will, take place next Thursday afternoon, and will Tm n. Ceded b a reception to the deans of the! various colleges ana a lew invited ruestx. The Installation services will be. simple In character. A LITTLE "NONSENSE. , THE HACK HnYStESTCB. If you think thl doesn't claas with the verse turned out bj Gray. Recollect, ere pn you pass, JhU I do thla every day. Gray put In nome seven year worldntT on one bit of rhyme. I fill twenty-seven tiers In about that lencth of, time. Wordsworth wrote some plaintive rhyme, he had wondrous Iyrlo powers. But I'm told be toojc nil time, working only union hours He couM ttroll omonff the birds whilst he polished up line. That is why he turned, out words worth a sreat deal more than mine. Shelley worked, by itarta and (Its; I must grind like any cleric That's one reason why his bits rank far above my work. Burns could drink Iff he Inclined; that Is why his verse Is cood But I do my dally grind like a hired man saws his wcod .Uncle FennrTTlae Sayat It's all right to tret Into the public eye, but don't be a human cinder. Sugar Coated. Some take no verse as mental food, but they are very wron-r; a little verse win do you good and make jou ell and strontr. Of course, some people balk at rnyrae; In caterlne to those, we take some verse from time to time and serve It up as prose. Tie Situation. "Any excitement about jour to- raance" "Well. tome. The weddlnc Ii set In. ten days. The bride-elect has ah an-1 polntment for every evenlnt Intervening with a different fellow, each of whom hopes to make h-j change ber mind.' Tou don't see any more old-fashioned poker stories In print, they have been supplanted by smart-bridge anecdotes. Emphaalilnc the Points. It might help Ibsen drama some To have the cymbals slam. Or sound a crash "Upon the drum With every epigram. The human body contains sulphur In varying quantities, which may account for, some girls making better matches than others. r - f. Quite So. "The poor are often ungratefuL" ' Often they are not handled properly." 'Think notf "No, people Insist on giving them can ton flannel when they'd rather have crayon portraits of themselves.- SomrthlnET Imminent. "That new boarder Is acting In a rather recullar manner" "res." said the landlady "He Is either going to pay up or propose " Very Delilah. 'She's a mean cat." "As to howT" "Her children do better than mine at school, and yet she won't tell me what brain food she buys." SOMEN FENCERS IN STURDY BOOTS Baroness de Meyer Meets Her Waterloo When She Accepts Challenge of Mrs. Dewar. New York. Jan 27 A brief four min utes ot flashing folK dextrous thrusting. and brilliant parrying at the Colony Club this afternoon and the Baronets Mevtr, one oi Europe s nest women fencers, who lately lamented the fact that America had no one worthy ot her steel, hsd met her Waterloo In those four minutes of lightning action sturdy Mrs. Willlsm H Dewar, of Philadelphia, had twice sent the point of her foil home to the baroness' heart, and when the time ended was resting on the defensive, smil ing happily and confidently, with on'y one score against her Tour hundred persons, all prominent In New York society, had gathered at the Colony Club to witness the match, for which Mrs Harry Payne Whitney had offered a silver cup, and when the result was announced many a glove cracked In applause. Among the spectators were Mrs. Stuy vesant Fish, Miss Anne Morgan, Robert Grave". Ellsha Djer, Miss Lotta Robin son, Baron de Meyer, and Mrs Btnjamln Guinness Justice Gerard, of the Su preme Court, was master of ceremonies, and the judges were Dr. Graeme Ham mond. Dr M. J Echeverrla, Charles Dalham, and Prof Dianmella. It was announced that the bout would Ust four minutes, the contestant having the most points at the end of that time or scoring four points first, winning The word was given and the two ladles stood at attention the earoness. a tall, lithe figure, dressed In white and Mrs Dewar, shorter In stature, hut sturdy ana well built, garbed In black-, velvet So ciety held Its breath, for here was a contest of International Import, and of deep concern to the American Woman athlete, Mrs Dewar opened the attack, making a long, low thrust that surprised her antagonise For fully half a minute she kept up a bewildering attack, at once fast, furious and -skinful, with the bar oness parrying viciously the while on 1he defensive. Finally there was a flash ot steel and the baroness received the point of the foil near her heart. A cheer from the crowd, and the nttlo woman contin tied on For a minute more aha pressed this same swltt attack. The baroness, now convinced that here was a ience.r wor thy ot her best steel, tried time and again to .hurl the sword of her oppo nent, hut without avail The last Clash of the foils was followed ljy a thrust straight at the heart or the Daroness. and the crowd wildly cheered a second nolnt for Mrs. Dewar The match ended with this second score Mrs. Dewar, smiling sweetly, and not In the least exhausted, dropped back 10 the defensive and allowed the baroness to go after her. She was aa clever on the defensive as on the of fensive The baroness got home one thrust, hut her attack had heen solved. and the match ended with the score of 5 ta i. Mrs. Dewar took from the bosom of her blouse a tiny American nag, wnicn she had placed there, and waved It whiltlh rrnw.i cheered tier husband picked her up and kissed her. and New Tork society felt highly satisfied, and vindicated. , Jcrrmtah II. llopjan Demi. Tho hnd at Jeremiah If. IlOgan, a Well- known oyster dealer, who died "rlda night at his reidnc, 12? Irving street northwest, at the age of forty-nine years, was sent last night to the family home at Albany, N. Y. Mr. Hogan retired from business about two ears ngu, wntn ne sold his oyster depot In Twelfth street northwest, to the Raleigh Hotel Com pany, , POPIJLAR SONGS ssstfjOlllZiiTJ.ilJj'.ssf ' ' ll!i''tW1nriT!l mf& aJisfflrg &Vmf 33F'Ie' MlEHssviJl, y"jf JtJBBJSalwsissFaMlssssssssssyf A. H. G. Riciuassox Andante mtfiii 1- No I one 1 to .A love, r- nonetoe ca - ress, Roam-Ing a - lonethroagh this world's wll-der -ness, AVENUE CITIZENS MEET. uuitltnilnn and Itjr-Iawa Adopted ly eirl- Formed Association. The second meeting of the Connecticut Avenue Citizens' Association was held last night In the assembly hall of the Army and Navy Preparatory School, and was largel) attended A committee consisting ot Rev Abram Simon, Prof Ell Swavels. J 8 Davidson B B. Crawford, and James E. Alexander, who were appointed at the last meeting, presented a constitution and by-laws, which were adopted after one change was made. Judge Vv llllam II. De Lacy, ot the Juvenile Court was elected an hon orary member after a discussion which resulted In amending the constitution Committees will be announced at the next meeting February 10 The mem bership committee, headed bj Fred A. Emry. was appointed by President Selke. Through the kindness of the authorities ef the Army and Javy Preparatory School, the assembly hall will be the regular meeting place of the organization Resolutions were adopted Indorsing uni versal transfer the strengthening of the Calvert street bridge, and the bridge on Connecticut avenue at Cleveland Park. The proposed four-room addition to the Chevy Chase ix.hool.- which Is recom mended by the Commissioners was sl-o Indorsed Officers of the organization are David . Selke. president Ixmls P Shoemaker, vice president. Francis D hales Alex ander, secretar). and A R. Varela. treas urer. BOON TO U. S. EXPORTERS. Peru Acrrrn to Accept Meat In- pec (I on Service Certificates. After considerable negotiation with the government ot Peru, the 8Ute Depart ment has succeeded In facilitating the export of American lards and other meat iooa proouris o inai cuumr ine Peruvian government nas agreed to ac cept as satlsfactor the certificates of quality Issued bs the meat Inspection ervlce ot the Department ot Agriculture. Their previous refusal to afford this recognition has resulted In much difficulty for both the American, exporters and the Peruvian Importers Of American lards and simitar nroducts American shipments of lards' and manu factured meat products to Peru are very large, and the exports ot these, products are lnceasing lATD IN YOUR BUTTER? IIlRh-prlce Marie or Thereabouts May Rule Until aprlnar. Butter -dealers predict that prices will ho.er around the high-water mark until earlv anrinr. when the pastures again will begin to supply food tor cows Cold- storage plants oner no rruei 'Indications are that butter prices will dally about the tk scraper level and then drop to a near-normai piace wnen me days begin getting long and excursion boats am running Yesterday saw tub butter at 33 and print butter at 40 cents Just a few das ago tub butter was C and print 1 cent higher Three cents off a pound whole sale is quite a drop Wholesalers were selling renov ated but ter at 31 cents and retailers demanded from 35 to 38 cents a pound. ARMY ORDERS. tir nf atvore lor thrre nxralhs U enntrd Hot 1 1 nrv V. FINCH. Ovr of EnxUKrra. Th lMirt rf,, itrmct hnrlnfr tnyri Ort sf ,ttf r r rv ir.lt Orut Artillery Cnm. f totMUlal lr Atll. fust UL HAHOU U OArtDINy.lt Cosrt Ar, till TT Corrs W trll"l nrsn wusinneni in me 11 awrnj r4 rUTd w U nnnrfrced list, NAVAL ORDERS. Lieut ! A. VVEAVrG. .trUrhtd VJh te r.twfe rtHrdJtsttttut Stmt, r M. STIPnESg ArUched uttsl Umlauts. J""- - - . w St. Louis. i ILLUSTRATED BJ" NOIONE.TOILOVE JU.Uii'3 I IMMfcRATION IS A BOON TO THE UNITED STATES Simon Wolf Makes a Strong Plea for the Admittance of Desirable Citizens. EJikc The Wuainrtoo Heild. It Is to me a subject of surprise that men of Intelligence and patriotic fervor should be constantly demanding more drastic legislation In regard to Immigra tion. It seems that the history of our countr as to this" Important subject has been misread or not understood for It cannot be gainsaid or contradicted that no one single factor In our political eco nomic life has done more for the uplift ing, the betterment the development, and the prosperity of our countrv than Immi gration The faThers of the republic from the very start raw Its value and sent agents to Europe to stimulate immi gration and from that time up to this there has been a constant inflow of what has proven to be a blessing and a source ot the greatest happiness to this nation In every part of the United States jou can see the footprints of immigrant pio neers, who have made the waste places to bloom, who have built the railroads and canals, who have felled the forests and tilled the soli who have brought forth from the mines the black diamond that turns the spindles and wheels ot countless mills and factories, and their strong men and women have enr'ched our country with brawn, brain and so briety and the elements that constitute manhood and womanhood The) have given no evidence of race degenerau nor 'liave they been anxious to barter meir aaugntera to counts oi no-nccuunt Their constant ambition has been to be worthy ot the privileges they are enjoi lng regarding this land of opportunity as the proml't-J land of the prophets. At first It was the Irish, who, driven from the land of their birth by persecu- tion, made this their native land, and have made good In every way; then the Germans, who In the stress otthe revolu tion In their own land came to the United States to be a dominant potr for gocd, and the Scandinavians. Norwe gians, and Swedes who went to the great Northwest. There was a time In our history, re membered by some still living, when there wa-an attempt by political parties, as there now Is, the "know-nothing" or ganization, to prevent Immigration and instill in the body politic prejudice and fanaticism. These days happllv passed. and the country and the immigrant sur vived the shock, and now there Is again an attempt made to restrict Immigration. various reasons are given, but none that are tangible No patriotic American wishes that undesirable Immigrants -be admitted. On the contrary, you cannot make the law oo drastic In that direc tion, but to assert that the man who has no money, but has a strong bad) and healthy brain, shall not be admitted Is a crime. To listen to the dictates 6f theorists and union laborers that It low ers the standard ot living Is equally ab surd. 'On the contrar). these men and women teach a salutary lesson In regard to economy, sobrlelj. and those ele ments that are essential to good citizen ship. There nre othtrs who claim thvt no. ono should be admitted who cannot read rr write some language There Is no funda mental reason tor this claim. For my CARTOONS - No. 2. W.'U.TJabtxt Arranged by A. La Itcda part, I would rather be the Illiterate workman erecting a penitentiary than to be some of the Intelligent bankers who have been sent to reside therein My sainted mother could not read or write the English or German languages, but she did reaot her Jewish Bible or Prayer Book, and from It learned th great les son of humanlij Love thy neighbor as tb)self.- and she did It This great subject of immigration Is of national and not of local or political chtracter Any political organization that tries to win votes through this channel will be relegated to the rear and subject to defeat at the polls The present Immigration is largely from the south of Europe and friends of more restrictive legislation claim that It Is a source of danger Is It possible that the children of Sunny Italy, who gave to the world Cavour. Mazzlnl. Garabaldl. Dante. Verdi, and Rossini, should be unworthy of proving their value In this land of golden opportunities Then come the persecuted Russian and-Roumanlan Jews, who. denied In the land of his birth the rights and privileges or citizenship, is forced to seek a home In this blessed re public, and who has made good In the past, the present, and will at all times be; found In the foremost ranks of Ameri can citizenship The) are patriotic, thsy are public spirited, and they assimilate with our people They are found In the advance ranks' In peace and In war. as I larppb' demonstrated la the book I .pub lished. "The American Jew Fatrlot, Sol dier, and Citizen,' proving from the ar chives of our government and State gov ernments that from the foundation of the republic. Including the, civil war and the war with Cuba, the Jews furnished a larger contingent of soldiers In propor tion to their numbers than any other sect In this country, and one of the most glo rious examples of valor and Americanism wns displayed by the Russian Jews In the war with Cuba These men. who had fll from conscription in the land o'f thstr birth, voluntarily enlisted to prove their loyalty to the flag of the only country which they could call their own. Open the door wide. There Is ample room In this -great republic for 90,000.000 more. Texas nlone can furnish suClclsnt area for all those who wish to come. We need them Let us demonstrate to the, world that this country Is one of hospitality and the land ot refuge, and that the Incoming alien will In due course of time become a full-fledired American citizen, and that. hike Jhose who have preceded him, will contribute to me prosperity nu inriua ot this great republic, therefore, there is no need for more legislation, but rather better regulation. Fortunately for the country and for tho Immigrant, discretionary power is vested under the present law 1n the Department ef Cemmerce ami Labor, nnd Secretary NageL Aslsrant Secretary Cable, and Solicitor Earl 'exercise It with great wis dom and JulgmenL displaying high pat riotism and humanity TUelr services Are invaluable nnd through thousands or. homes In this t3itr prayers are offered In recognlllrn of ihe humane spirit that actuates these offlcl.Ua n dealing with this live-wire problem. 6IU0X WWJP. j I) ' I G I 1 &&!& Jfti ?.iSSsW..Wfe,.