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All communications intended for this , newspaper, whether for the dally or the Sunday Issue, should be addressed to THE WASHINGTON HERAIJJ. SCB8OMPTI02C BATES BT CABBIES: DilT and Bandar......... ... casta per math Dally and Sunday............... ag.40 par jaer Dafly. without Sandaj.... ......... JS casta pa smith 8UB8CRIPTI0X BATES BT UAH.: Daily asd Sunday- Dally sad Oanday... Dally, without Sunday..... Dally, without Sunday..... Sunday, wtthout Dally..... ....C cents par snath ...............IS IS par year ......JS cants par suoth 41" per yatr ...ILtO par year Ntw Tort Bcpreaagtatliw. J. a WfLBESDIXQ SPECIAL AGENCY. Brunswick BaDdlnc. . Cbloan BemaentaUie, A K. KEATOK, tS Hartford Bsfldlsc- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER t, IMi THE POLITICAL SITUATION The campaign is approaching its dose. On next Tuesday the American people will choose their next Presi dent. The chances are still largely in -favor of the Democratic candidate, simply because the Republican party is divided in nearly every State. In States with large Republican plurali ties, like Illinois, the Republicans can experience a defection of even 2$ per cent and still carry the State. In - other States, like Missouri, which was carried four jears ago by the Republ cans with a plurality of only 629, and in Indiana, where the Republican plu rality was about 10,000, the dominant party cannot lose many votes without suffering defeat The trouble is, so far as the Republicans are concerned, that there are too many States with narrow margins of safety. President Taft and the Republicans have made a gallant tight against enormous odds. If they lose, they can, with entire accuracy place the respon sibilit upon Roosevelt's shoulders. It is. of course, impossible for him to be elected, inasmuch as it would take eight out of ever ten Republican votes to assure him victorv, and he cannot approach anything like this percentage. At the same time, it has aluavs been possible for him to defeat President Taft. and, apparently, this has been his sole object. Acting un der his instructions, his followers in every State have placed third tickets in the field for the purpose of dividing the Republican vote, and in California and South Dakota thev have not al lowed the Republican electors to go upon the ballot. The best Democratic asset in the entire campaign has been Theodore Roosevelt, even though he has asserted that the election of Wood- row Wilson and a Democratic admin istration would plunge this country into a panic, beside which all other panics have been as child's play. More than this, he has predicted, in his con fession of faith, that Wilson's election would be followed by an era of de pression which would indefinitely con tinue. It is one of Mr. Roosevelt's numer ous inconsistencies that he has ma terially aided to bring about the very condition of affairs which he paints in such despairing words. Republicans who believe that President Taft will be elected, and although with them the wish is father to the thought, they are able to give some .substantial reason for .the faith that is in them. They state" that President Taft. in the 'first place will get a large number of Dem ocratic votes. This J is undoubtedly true. I here are many business men. workingmen, and farmers' who do not want a change in the present prosper ous conditions and who fear the men ace of a free trade Democratic ad ministration. It was the Democratic vote, which in 1896, elected William McKinley over William J. Bryan, and there is a Republican hope that the same miracle wHl be repeated in the President Taft wHl also receive the rote of the solid and substantial ele ment m each community, together with a large percentage of the for eign-born vote. He will be materially aided in other quarters, such as the Hebrew vote, which appreciates his ac tion in abrogating the treaty with Russia, but it will require much in the way of accession to compensate for the Republicans who will vote for Roosevelt There is another class of Republicans who propose to ote for Wilson in order to make Roosevelt's defeat all the more certain. This class of Republicans is diminishing in num ber, but it is sufficently large to be a factor in the result These Republicans have come to realize that not only is there no possibility of Roosevelt's election, but also that if Roosevelt gets a larger popular vote than Taft, which will be the case if Republicans vote for Wilson, he will at once claim that his candidacy has been justified. It does not look as if Roosevelt would carry more than two or three States. He cannot get the ote of California and South Dakota, because in those States the Republicans nuke no secret o'f their intention to vote for Wilson. He may secure Oklahoma, but that State is more likely to go Democratic this jear, as it did four years ago. Kansas and Nebraska are not likely to give him their electoral votes because in the former State there are fully 50,000 "Republicans who will stand by the regular ticket, and in Nebraska most of the Republicans will vote the Democratic ticket He cannot carry Illinois because in that State he would have to receive seven out of every ten Republican votes cast and this is impossible. It is the fact that Roosevelt cannot be elected which is bringing many Re publicans to the Taft standard. Me Vice Preside warBM whoee tmaf. and uerfal dJspostkti,wfrose loyalty to bit friends, sad -whose stat ural congeniality wis almost a-aa-tional prorerb, tasile hi beloved 'by thousands.,. His death is tnurersally moaned. More than this, it leaves President Taft in the position of mak ing, singly .and alone, the fight for Re publican supremacy.. There is no doubt thai this fact will bring back into the Republican ranks 'many who would otherwise have., felt no interest in the outcome of the contest which is now being waged. And in this coaneotion It is in terestintr to note that in the West; at least, the entire campaign was sus pended during the two hours during which the funeral of Mr. Sherman was in. progress... No work was, done in any o'f the State headquarters, and wherever meetings were scheduled for the afternoon they were in.) the na ture of memorial services rather than political gatherings. If, in the future, death should remove a candidate upon a national ticket the precedent thus established will undoubtedly be ob served. Court Gossip Bearing on ' ;'. - , Matters of General Interest There is, of course, a possibility that the election will not be decisive. In that event, the House of Representa- tives must undertake to make a choice, and, as is generally known, that body is evenly divided as to the political complexion o'f its State delegations. Under the provisions of the Consti tution, each State casts one -vote- There are twenty-two States with Re publican and twenty-two States with Democratic delegations, while four States Maine, Nebraska, Rhode Is land, and New Mexico have delega tions composed of an equal number of each party. The House will, there fore, be unable to elect, and the Senate will be compelled to act Merely as a matter of information, in the event that there is no landslide, it may be interesting to state that should any Presidential candidate fail to receive the votes of a majority of the States in the House, it will de volve upon the Senate to choose a Vice President Upon such an elec tion each Senator has an independent vote. In so voting for a Vice Presi dent the Senate is, by the Constitu tion, restricted to the two candidates for Vice President wlvo received the highest number of votes in the elec toral college. The Vice President thus elected becomes President of the United States. In the event, therefore, that the election is not Conclusive next Tues day, the selection of a successor to the late Vice President Sherman becomes of importance, because the next Presii dent may be either Marshall, Johnson, or the man named by the Republican National Committee at its meeting in Chicago on the 12th instant If Wil son and Marshall and Roosevelt and Johnson .get more electoral votes than the Republican candidates, the Senate must vote upon Marshall and Johnson, and, by the same token, Johnson may be eliminated from the possibilities. There has been nothing more re markable in American politics than the change in public sentiment which has occurred during the past two or three weeks. In the beginning of the campaign President Taft's candidacy seemed utterly hopeless. He was weak est on the day of his nomination Since that time he has gained, and there is no doubt that to-day the tide in his favor is running more strongly than ever. If election day could be post poned for two or three weeks, it would have a volume which would be sufficient to elect him. It was unfortunate, of course, that the campaign started late. For this no one can be held responsible. In the first place, the Republican managers had to separate the sheep from the goats, so to speak. They had to find out who were loyal to the party in the organization. There were national com mitteemen to be replaced, there were State and county chairmen to be re moved, and even the newspapers had to be classified. The organization, to use a common expression, was shot to pieces. In addition to this, there was a necessary delay until primaries were held in 'various States before it was known who would comprise the list of candidates, who, in turn, would name the State chairman. In other States a separate and distinct organi zation of Taft Republicans had to be formed in order to consolidate the members of the party who favored tht President's re-election. This was the case in Iowa, North .Dakota, Wiscon sin, and Kansas. In the Eastern States conditions were not quite so disturbed. but even in the East it required con siderable political manipulation to bring the party into a condition of harmony. in the meantime, the Democrats forged ahead. They had no difficulties to overcome. Their organization was intact If there was any soreness it did not manifest itself. All of the Demo crats were conscious that this 'jear, at least they had an opportunity to win. and not one of their leaders had any inclination to be found outside of the breastworks. It made little or no dif ference that Gov. Wilson, in his tour around the country, created little or no enthusiasm. As long as he said nothing that excited antagonism or created opposition no harm could be done. In the midst of the Presidential cam paign little or no attention has been paid to the Congressional election. As a matter of fact, it has generally been believed that if the Democratic candi date should win, the House would be overwhelmingly Democratic The polls which have thus far been made, indi cate the election of a Democratic ma jority. It could hardly be otherwise, espe cially as in nearly every district the Republican candidate for Congress has had a rival put into the field by the third party. Mr. Roosevelt has played every card in his hand in order to ac complish, if possible, the defeat of the Republican party. He has sought everywhere to divide the Republican vote, and he has succeeded. He has brought to his standard all those who, having been disappointed in their quest for office, or who, having been defeat ed in elections, imagined that by iden tifying themselves with the Roosevelt movement, they could once more stand in the spotlight of public attention. Take former United States Senator Beveridge, of Indiana, for instance. Defeated for the Senate, he has be come the third party candidate for Governor of his State. Whether he is elected or not he will attract to him self a personnel following which will take away a certain number of Repub lican from the regular organization, and afford him a nucleus for exploita tion in the future. In Pennsvlvania there is an attempt on the part of the notorious Bill Flinn to once more gain control of State politics. Other States afford similar examples. What is to be the outcome? No mas ter how the election may result, there is a determination on the part, of the men who have been lifelong and loyal Republicans to see that their organiza tion preserves its entity. They will not if they can help it, let the Republi can part-, with its half century of splendid achievement, come to an ig nominious end. They know that Roosevelt, with an unlimited fund at his disposal, will attempt to create a new party, with himself at the head. They will counteract this effort with an organization which will be ef fected immediately after the election. and which will have for its purpose the perpetuation of the Republican party. They believe that if Wilson is elected, the country will be more than anxious, four vears from now, to re turn to the party under which, for fifty vears, with the exception of the four vears o'f the second Cleveland ad ministration, the nation has made safe and steady progress. Their endeavor will be to hold the Republican party to gether during the interim, so that when the next Presidential election shall occur, they will be prepared to enter upon the campaign with a united front Even if the unexpected should hap pen and President Taft be elected, the Republican managers will prepare at once for another gr-at struggle four vears hence. If defeat comes, they are none the less ready and willing to enter immediately upon the work of restoring the Republican party to power. Strange as It mar anna ifcara nrobably U no country In Kin-ona wham coold finds less employment' fir Mi arts than cmvalroua, lmnulstra. sentimental France. And yet as anvone familiar with French domestic life will1 have' to admit- there are few. If any, countries when matri mony is-a success more federally, or wnere .the ties thai bind husband to We, or parents to- children, are stronger. anis, of course, would armrest the start- In- and indiscreet Question whether the little Ood Amour' In reality U necessary .. .- . . . wueiner ne l not rsore a. source- 01 oancer than of help In brinstnav about matrimonial alliances! - To the Anele-Saxon and Teuton mar fiage Is almost entirely a matter ot sen timent Heartwbole they would- not for a moment consider the attp to the altar. But If they fall a victim ot a glrlis charms and fascinations they are deter mined to put their Tate to the test and r iuck favors them to make "the one woman" a partner for life. In moat cases sentiment has the field all to her eetf. No considerations, be they social. financial or personal, are allowed to ham per Cunld. and two nersons. who. In the end may prove altoa-ether unsutted to each other, embark upon the sea of matrimony with a sublime, naive, child like trust In Providence for happiness to u ena. To the unbiased unsmltten observer It must seem an Incredible piece of folly that any man should enter Into the most vital undertaking- of his life, -one that may make or mar him, with less precaution that he exercises In burins- a suit of cloth ing; And yet so strong Is custom, or. If you win, so weak is human nature, that the Identical man who sneers at the "folly" of another, will do exactly the same ' Idiotic" thing when his turn comes. The marvel Is not that many of these marriages. In which the molt ele mentary common sense has no part-Drove disastrous; but, on the contrary, that so many ot them are even half was successful. This method of marrying Is unintelligi ble in Franco. The sentimental, amorous Frenchman scoffs at the Idea of "losing the head" when marrying. And now so berly speaking IS he so very wrong? In France marriage, as It ought to be. Is taken much more seriously. It Is the cal culated (the very word Is noxious to Anglo-Saxons and Teutons alike In this to us sacred connection) result of prudence and forerlght. The Frenchman realizes has he learned from experience? that quite often love Is as evanescent as the rays of the sun In midwinter, and as for being a guide, a regular wlll-o'-the-wlsp. He looks for something durable to anchor his happi ness to. The qualities he seeks In a wife are good health, amiability, suitable age. social position, capability and. In short. all those qualities that are Important to a successful union. The Frenchman shows himself ex tremely prudent as to the question of ways and means He realises, for he Is shrewd, that what will suffice for one in reasonable comfort may be In adequate for to or more. For this reason he expects the parents of the girl he proposes to wed to contribute a share toward the Joint housekeeping they are to begin. This Is not, of ne eeBSltJ.. mercenary, but It is eminently practical, and how much misery might be spared, especially In America, if seri ous, practical thoughts were to go nana in nana with sentiment But, of course. In the United States a carclty of women In the davs nf sparse settlements of colonists begot the practice or going to any length Just to secure a helpmeet and to populate the virgin lano. Ana this custom for the most part has survived, though now there is a surfeit of female In the East and Middle West. 4, The puMIo betrothal follows, and wtthia a couple of months -they baoaaH man and wife: and M their union laaka the intoxication of romance. It to at least based on the qualities and mutual fitness which outlast aentlmsnt or beau ty, and 'which are 'the surest uaraatee of-a happy and successful life-tewsthsr, ' 1 t T The purchase of the historic fthern bourne Ball Farm estate has at last been accomplished by King George ot England. King Edward always had bees .desirous of, adding the property to his neighboring Sandrlngham,Aut the owners, the master and fellows of Emanuel College, Cambridge, somehow never were Just quite ready. The mag- nincent property was bequeathed to the college In 1S4 by Francis Bhernbourns, whose family had owned the manor for six centuries. The farm comprises .close upon 700 acres, moil or it nelng arable land, and It affords excellent partridge shooting. The hall now a farmhouse. Is a pictur esque Tudor mansion, which' formerly was surrounded by a moat and It has Interesting castellated walls and pleas ant 01a gsraens. The King now owns the whole nf h parish of Snenbourne, part of which wss included lq the Sandringham estate wnen mat property was purchased from Mr. Spencer Cooper. In 1862 for the rnnce or waiea. The Countess of Warwick, who visited our shores last summer. Is not only nuieu tor ner equal rights and so clalistlq proclivities. The lady also Is famous for her collection of pets at Warwick Castle. She has every op portunity to gratify her love for animals, as her fine estate lias especial advan tages for the care essential to the dif ferent species. The birds almost have the freedom of a forest home. The Avon'RIver, which forks Just above the castle, surrounds a little Island on which kingfishers and wild ducks mingle in pro fusion. Perhaps the best beloved of all her pets Is the famous white peacock, which was presented to the late earl by Lord Beaconsfleld some forty years ago. It would seem to be quite an old bird, vet Judged by peacock standards. It Is not Jet middle-aged, for a companion bird. also belonging to the aristocratic breed of white peacocks, which never mate with any but birds of their on featheK is established as brine more than a century old. A very old family servant remembers it as having been a vigorous bird In his childhood, while his father, who died a very old man, remembered It as having been a vigorous bird In his childhood. It Is still hale and hearty, though It Is losing its feathers and generally begin ning to look aged. Lady Warwick's most constant com panion Is a fine collie, which is never happy save when at her heels. FLANEUB. (Coiotkm. ijk. by rout Gowp Smduate.) H ERO E S a B? flsWBOl FITCH. Asrtkew'stf "AS OsMMl Old IwsmsW ,;A hero la a' brave man who s at bom when Opportunity 'knocks, w ' l Thousands of brave nun are; not beroea because they were somewhere else when a hotel burned or a beautiful jrouns lady fell into a damp river. Opportunity' baa charge of the whole hero business, and It Is a poor Judge ef heroes at that If this were not true more lifeboats would have gone back to All up when the Titanic sank. To be a hero a man must use his life aa recklessly as If he has a whole bag ful of Uvea left In the vegetable cellar at home. A man who Is tnore careful of his Ufe than he Is of the lives of outers has very little chinra nf he.-nm. flng a hero. Being a hero Is one of the easiest known ways of breaking into history and also Into tbe silent tomb. It Is a more unhealthy business than going to sea In a etearnshiD which uses calm gardens for life rafts. For many years the hero business was conducted without system and a good many men got into the lodge without the proper credentials. However. Andrew Carnegie has recently taken over the whole conoem and has organized It 'on modern lines. There Is now a full set of referees, umpires, and timekeepers to sit on the case of the would-be hero, and ir he Is pronounced genuine he Is en dowed, subsidized, medaled. photographed and catalogued like a prize Jersey. 'tne Carnegie Commission, however. heroes who ten tbe truth when it to "'n to cost them money; who spend tnalr lives In public oftee and die poor: who go without cigars and new clothes la. order to beautify their daughters; f VNM I HD nmlA ti only recognizes the common or literary I the silent hero who makes tbe world brand of hero and would be much more I more pleasant to live In and gets kicked useful if It widened It-, activities. We! with vigor for his pains, need medals for the unappreciated! (Copiriatit. UHby Geonje Matbev Adaoa) ELEPHAHTS ABE EXPENSIVE. The death of Vice President Sher man has been the one tragic event of the campaign. The attack upon CoL Roosevelt, hap pily without serious effect, was a dra matic incident, which, like a two-edged sword, cut both ways. It undoubtedly created some sympathy for him, but it also brought the country to a reali zation that a candidate who aroused the passions and the prejudices of the people was likely to be the victim of levrAvirvfisvsfv f & J i... Is J - . ..wju,.u . mi wuik acpenaent nis own conduct. The riMth -r at. upon the outcome on Tuesday, but Sherman was entirely dnferent The John Wanamaker's Suggestion. John Wanamaker, once Postmaster General, and therefore more or less qualified to criticise the American Cab inet system, recommends that a Sec retary of Manufactures, Tariff, and Customs be added to the list of the President's advisers. This is interest ing, and it suggests a readjustment along familiar lines. Should the Senate pass the bill al ready passed by the House to create a Department of Labor with a Secre tary in the Cabinet; the work ol the Secretary of Commerce then would be roughly that outlined by Mr. Wana maker. To him would fall the task of promoting trade and gathering tariff statistics, and possibly recommending tariff rates. There would be, of course. many overlappings with other departments. The government, looked at from the point of view of efficiency, is nothing more or less than clumsy overgrowth. It is not a systematically aranged busi ness, and, therefore, the problem of conducting it is a difficult one. Mr. Wanamaker's suggestion is in the line of progress, but it is only fragmen tary. "The entire structure needs re modeling. Kamr straw vote will tumble down m the whirlwind of nextr Tuesday,, Marriage )n France Is regarded as the natural thing for every girl who Is not de-tlned for a convent life. From her very birth her parents begin to save for her dowry, upon the amount of which. to a large degree at least, depends the standing, social and financial, of the man she may expect to wed But this Is not all The French jouth who seeks a wife often realizes that he may not be the best person to make the choice Therefore, he is content to leave the matter to the older and wiser heads, who bring to beir upon this high ly important subject a matured Judg ment and ripe experience. It is his parents who look nround among the diughters of their friends for a desirable helpmate for their son They have known them all from their Infancj. are familiar with their training and characters, health and social stand ing ana of course the amount of the aowry. They have, in fact, all the equipment for making a wise choice And having made the selection after mature deliberation, they approach the girl's parents and arrange the match to their mutual satisfaction, thus avoiding mat Dugoear or so many of our mar riages family disapproval. When the match is happily settled a party is arranged at which the two young people, who have probably known eacn otner rrom childhood, meet formal ly under the eye of their -nartnts. and begin the more intimate acquaintance wmch is to lead to the altar. But probably long before this stage has been reached they have been attracted as pla mates and Know each other inti mately, and under the glamor of their new relations become genuinely attach- ItallroHd Facilities Must Expand. 1 im the CleTtlinti Lr ado- The pressure of traffic upon the facili ties of the railroads for handling It Is a condition In the buslnes world which tends steadily from bad to worse. Every thing points to much congestion of freight and general complaints of inadequate equipment on the larger railroad bjs tems of the country AH of which meina that there will have to be more liberal provision for the growth of the business which naturally rails to American rallas The railroad companies must have more cars, more locomotives, more sidings, more room for handling freight Which means, In turn, that they must put more money .i great deal more Into their equip ment. The country will have to reckon with this condition As the Leader has said, there will have to 1hj more provision for railroal growth and this necessity will have to be taken fully into account by the public authorities In dealing with railroad revenues and expenditures. The countrj will nevar relinquish any of the ground It has gained In the rrgulitlon of the great common carriers, but It will tertalnlj not be unwise enough to pre vent them from providing amply for the natural and necessary expansion of the traffic which measures the general progress of the nation A Tibet Slump. From the London Om:!r!e. A philatelic curiosity has Just reached this country from Tibet It is a postage stamp designed and executed apparent ly in anticipation of the return, after his long exile in India, of the Dalai Lama to rule once more over the land of the Li mas Of ruddy purplo color, the stamp is very crudely designed and printed, and bears traces of the divine ruler's long residenco in India. It has evidently drawn its frame and spandrel ornamen tation from the same value of the Ed wardian I anna stamp of India. In the place of the central portrait, however, there Is the ,nistenous-looKlns beast identified as the white lion of Tibet Pos sibly by an error of drawing the white lion is shown in color on a w hlte ground. The inscriptions are in native and Eng lish characters, the latter reading. "Tibet Postage " The native characters are In terpreted as (at top) Pod Tibet. Shung Government: (below) Ylg letter. The-Hu postage or stamp, Kha anna, Kang one. . Giraffes Alaa Come Illsik, bat Cir cus Managers Moat llaae Them. "I want to take little 'Georgle' to see the animals," is what every father saa when he starts away from homo on his annual visit to the circus, and the same bluff goes for little Gwendolen on Com monwealth Avenue, and little "Mike" it the North End. Fond relatives alwa are glad of the excuse to teach the young sters all about the animals and see the circus themselves but the chances are that they do not appreciate the true sig nificance cf a menagerie. To tbe circus visitor it means strange amulets and thrills, popcorn and peanuts. To ir.e cir cus company It means somethlrg like tTM.OOO. says the Boston Transcript. This figure, however. Is by no means aibi trary, tor the value of wild beasts fluc tuates remarkably. To-day the alus of a rhinocerua may be tlO.0uO. but let a few more rhinos be hauled from tneir African lairs snd be put on the European market and the value per animal may drop u pr cent. Another thing that affec-s the valua tion of wild animals is the njezMun as t whether they are accllmsted it Vra." The mortality rate among the latter- animals fitsh from the lumac Is ex ceedingly high. The wild ouluii! that has demonstrated the fact tnat it can live ir. a cage, particularly a cage that hops, si.l.-s a d Jumps over the cou'itr) W'th a ci.cus hus mere than inp'.h: It value. A fresh chimpanzee from Africa is worth from S30o to ll.r Lot this time chimpanzee prove bs, hi-" continued exist ence that cage life Is not mortally tdl- ous to him and Immetllale'y his value leaps to t.'.J'j Another Instance Is the giraff In spite of the fact that it Is a rare beast Its market value Is onl about ti'.tuO. The simple reason for this is that the giraffe in lapttvlty has such a stai.ll chance of continued existence that tne average shewrran dees not care to gam ble J7.000 on it. Some eight vears ago Barn'im & Ballej's circus staked til Ox) un two giraffes. Those two long-necked beasts have established the long-term record of giraffe existence in circus captivitv they have also established another world rec ord for themselves a jear ago last win ter they presented the management with a bahj giraffe, the second one ever b rn In captivitv and the only one up to date that lived Last winter the second voungster was added to the family. The elephant market fluctuates a greit deal. The rrice of a "green " elepnsnt runs from 1I.CO0 to S3 0X) Get that ele phant used to captivity and his valuo Jumps, but train him to stand on his head, ring a bell, beat a drum or btlatce himself on a rolling ball and Immediate ly hU' value soars That Is why th herd of f rt elephants In the big show is valued at more than 30 OX) Except for the Increases in the nicnis' erie families the long lay over in the Bridgeport winter quarters is a sfady and heavy drain on the circus exchequer. The animals born each winter In the menagerie are worth about JIC.COO. I PEETINEriT AND BdT'E'ETINEirr. Frrm the Chicago Eximmer If the report comes from Podgoritza. the Montenegrins win If it comes from Constantinople. It is an overwhelming ,ctory for the Turks The Ananias Club Is not confined to America. Frrsn tbe New York Ensure Sun. With the Christians supporting Straus because of his good work for the Chris tians in Turkev, and with the Jews sup- fortlng Sulzer beciuse of his good work for the Jews in Russia, this Is certainly an era of good feeling so far as religion Is concerned. Fnan tbe Rochester rVmoent A Luther Burbank might succeed in growing figs on thistles, but nobodv could ever make a light registration produce a heavy Presidential vote. Frcm tha St. Lotas Rcitibhc Even if the prediction that eges will reach 8D cents before spring should come true, that Plymouth Rock hen which laid 2S times In eleven months will still hive a clear conscience. Frnn the Topcka CarsuL The straw vote Is "a frail suoport to lean upon," says the Springfield Repub lican. It is. but drowning politicians will grasp even at a straw vote. A LITTLE NONSENSE. SAYING OOOD.NIGHT. " He said goodnight at the front door And later said goodnight once more. He said goodnight, yet lingered on. While darkness shifted into dawn. He said goodnight, but didn't goi Just talked another hour or so. Her raven hair grew slowly whltef He noticed that and said goodnight. He said goodnight: years rolled away A legal missive came one day. And then she toid him with a pout He'd better go: their lease was out. Uncle Fessywlae Say at I think I may claim to have lived a fairly eventful life. The north pole has been discovered in my lifetime, and the Balkans have finally gone to war. A Good Thin. This was overheard by a -visitor In a northwestern State. "Our State Prison Is now self-eupport- Ing." said the first citizen Good." said the second citizen, "la that case we can afford to start a couple more." v.ui. Xoemlwr a In History. November S. iol Columbus performs bis famous ere- trick r th- -... . Castile. "" """ " November 3. 1T6Q. John ruir,i t his famous reliability run. Try Something Else. "I ee this gang that shot ,.n . .. on the bench are all in Jail now." .k"Ys: Jh,,s lloo,'I'ir up a Judge on the bench is about plajed out as a way of getting into vaudeville" Same Searatlon. "Can you Imagine." demanded the re. turned explorer, "the enormous extent of thoe vat snow fields?" "I kin." declared the statesman from avback. "I had the same sensation the first time I appeared In public wear ing a dress shirt." ITeaay Responsibilities. The dean was addressing the freshman Young men. your responsibilities are ,"""" 3'0U fuIly alke thlsf .... ,e do- Professor." said the leader. it is up to us to Invent an entirely new class yell." "cijr Last Days of the Campalsn. "A feller can't be too careful In my section.' said the rural candidate. How now?" hi'VY d.l,nr,c1 ct"ltln er M cents a head is alluded to by the opposition press as a feast of Belshazzar." PARTRIDGES IN CAPTIVITY. S access AN EXCHANGE OF COURTESIES. "Tea, m the Janitor! Wha't J want?" s Bibulous Individual Nothln' only runs; bell .'emu ! .u . wn biases can't y'rlmr It for yourself? " - The Pressure Remains. From tlie.SpriccfltU Rexxibhcaa. It is painful to learn that the Mil waukee young man who was reformed by surgery has backslidden He was in prison at Green Bay for burglary, but was released on the testimony of sur geons tnat his criminal tendency was caused by the pressure of bone on his brain. The bone was removed, but he committed another burglary. The scient ists examined him again, and found that the silver plate Inserted to replace the bone was responsible. This was ad Justed, and for nearly a year he kept straight. But lately he was convicted of stealing from his employer, and has been sentenced to five vears In the peni tentiary. It Is a blow to surgery, but It Is not unlikely that ne belongs In a hospital rather than a prison. The di agnosis may have been sound, even though the cure failed. If his perver sity was really due to a mechanical cause a morbid condition might possibly have been set up which removal ot the cause would not cure. In the old days remedial surgery was both simple and efficacious because It was applied at the neck: both the social and the surgical problems of to-day are moro compli cated. A prison sentence for the victim of an Injured brain may not be, absolute Justice, but it is at all events an Im provement on hanging for theft, with no Inquiry into motives or mental condi tion. of nn Experiment Made at Massnchusrtta Hatchery. From the Berkshire Cbuner The State game hatchery at Wilbraham is making an experiment In partridge propagation that will be watched with interest by sportsmen all over the State, and if It proves successful It will demon, strate something that has long beer, hoped for but never realized The State hatchery has proved that plsants can be raised and bred In cap tivity, but the partridCB. with n ,h and timid wajs. has been an uncertain luuuiem an mese jears. At last the State hatchery has succeeded In hatching four teen partldges. all of which r iiin mm are ooing nneiy and bid fair to reach maturity in captivity. The method under which he State be came possessed of these birds has a local flavor, for they were hatched from Great Barrington eggs. Game Warden Sargood on one of his hikes over Beartown Moun tain Into Great Barrington territory came unexpectedly upon a partridge's nest In which there were fourteen eggs upon which the mother bird had eat for ten days or so. Sargood gathered up the eggs, wrapped each one In cotton bat-i ting and some other protection and car ried them to the State, hatchery. The eggs had been sixr hours away front the nest when he reached the hatchery., but fortunately a bantam hen had Wr, setting on a clutch of pheasant's eggs Just about ten dajs. so they transferred this bantam to the partridge eggs and she hatched every one of them. Now me naicnery people will do their best to so domesticate these young partridges that when they reach maturity and ar rive at the laving stage their eggs may be hatched in captivity end the flock at the hatchery thus materially increased until In course of time partridges may be put out from there Into the woodland covers the same as pheasants are now handled. This means the solving of a problem that has long been considered, but which hitherto from lack of the right oppor' tunlty has not before been tried at the hatchery. There has always been such an element of doubt entering into the problem In securing eggs at the right time to insure a hatch that many ob-. stncles have hitherto surrounded the at tempt. Now the way to success appears most encouraging. NOTICE ,i "Jfadaled asd catalogued Use a prbs Jtnar.- and who allow themselves to be flrecf by the boss with a loud hissing noise because they win not weigh In their thumbs with every pound of beefsteak or sugar. The hero business Is grand and shosrr. out more attention snouia be Cosmopolitan . . Ravlow of Rovlows American . . . . AU$3 l.ibli.hcrV icier, JG.0O- CHb prie flr Noremba 19 ROC Brad for lit of mrin that ad-ranc la trice aSnrnntxr 10 frora IS to 15 prr erst. SateerlM now and get tbe benefit of low pneex SutaolpdoM nay be nrwr rtrtntali; start with any Usoe tod .. lent l diiTrrtrtit rtamn. 1 ran duplicate as oflav made by any publisher or afrncy. Cell for tree aMia azine sample. Order Xmaa gifts now. JAMES S. 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