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THE WASHINGTON HERALD. WEDNESDAY. 3IARCH 26. 1913.
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WEDNESDAY. MARCH 16. 1913.
Peace Almost Assured.
The heroic defense of Adrianople
has brought about the situation which
promises early peace in the Balkans.
The allies have accomplished prac
tically nothing since their termination
of the peace conferences at London.
Janina has surrendered to the Greeks,
but fighting along the Tchatalja lines
has not brought the Bulgarians any
nearer to Stamboul. On the contrary
the Moslems have shown something of
their ancient doughtiness and have
.sturdily held their ground. The elation
which followed early successes no
longer inspires the Balkan arms, while
the Turks have recovered from the de
moralization which characterized them
in the first part of the war. Their
trouble is that they have no money to
continue the fight.
The difficulty between Austria and
Montenegro should not effect the ne
gotiations for peace. The powers
hac agreed that Scutari shall be in
corporated in an independent Albania,
which i to be carved out of ceded ter
ntor King Nicholas will find him
self without any tangible spoils of war.
tax that, as has been promised in the
case of all those earning below $5,ooo,
would never touch them; but would
fall upon the wealthy alone. Besides,
it appeared to be a fine chance to
"gouge the o'thcr fellow," and there
was not the slightest objection even to
inquisitorial methods.
There are scores of Congressmen
who would never dare tell their con-
stitutents at home why they had voted
for a measure- which sent Federal tax
gatherers into every home or every
store in town or village or to promi
nent office-holders. And yet this is
just the kind of tax that the country
ought to have since some sort of in
come tax has become necessary. If
there is to be one it ought to be uni
versal in its application. But how
many Congressmen are ready to face
this question squarely on its merits?
Mr. Hull's task is a difficult one, in
deed, ff .he expects patriotism to aid
him to make his proposed bill a prac
tical success. A statesman-like bill
might wreck the party enacting it (un
less it has the support of all sides of
Congress), but time would vindicate
such action before the next election
campaign comes around.
Wise Action. ,
Secretary Redfield may not please
the job-hunters, but he will certainly
give an evidence of good faith to the
country if he carries out his an
nounced intention concerning the head
of the Bureau of Fisheries.
The work of maintaining and in
creasing the food supply is certainly
far removed from politics. It is vital
to the whole country and should be
administered by those who are
eminently qualified. In the past, the
heads of the bureau have been entirely
dependent upon their scientific sub
ordinates and it is but fitting that the
plendid services of the latter should
now be recognized.
Secretary Redfield seems to be more
of a business administrator than a
politician, for which let the country
give thanks.
NATION'S MEN OF AFFAIRS IN CARTOON
The Complex Metropolis.
The revival of the perennial ques
tion whether the great metropolis may
be classed among "modern hells," as
one of the wickedest citie on the face
een if his army should capture the i of the earth is naturally causing rescnt
Titj Montenegro will hardly dare toiment among that class of citizens and
dcf the powers of Europe. Russia, I visitors who seldom sec anything of
in fact. hi-, most powerful backer, has j the seamy side disclosed by occasional
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DO YOUR BEST
The little boy who believed in the force of example, hung
an immense ostrich egg up in front of his bantam hens and said,
LOOK AT THAT AND DO YOUR BEST. Libbey's Lumber
Yard is always "doing its best" to serve its customers, and when
we do our best there isn't any lumber yard in the world that can
beat us. . S
White piae doors, $1.50 to $2.75. s
Cypres Pickets ud Palings, dressed, $2.50 per 100.
Crating Strips, 65c per 100 feet
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STATESMEN REAL AND NEAR
By FRED C.KELLY
sfl tsris
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN,
Secretory of Stntc, a Mnn of Mnnr Pari.
adwsed the King to jield to the Aus
trian demands. Apparently Monte
negro has been fighting for nothing.
Tu'ks and allies, alike, are without
funds. The conflict at the front has
rc-olvcd itself into a sullen struggle on
the part of the combatants to hold
their own lines. The di-appointed
allies, therefore, probably will find it
advisable to accept the terms proposed
bj the powers, even though the de
mand for indemnity is refused. All
of that territory west of a line to be
drawn from Eno to Midia, following
the course of the Maritza and Ergene
rivers, is to be ceded to the allied
stato. except Albania, the delimita
tions of which the powers will decide,
Turkej's claim to Crete is to be aban
doned. The powers will determine
the disposition of the Aegean Islands.
These are the basis of negotiations
proposed, with the understanding that
hostilities must cease when they arc ac
cepted. They are not just what the
Balkan states dcircd. but they repre
sent very tangible fruits of ictory.
The proposals may have been drawn
by the powers with the idea that when
the allies undertake to distribute the
ceded territory among themselves,
jealousies will be aroused, which will
prevent the formation of a permanent
Slav confederacy and the growth of a
formidable military power above the
Bosphorus, but the states themselves
can checkmate such a scheme by their
own forbearance. Their resources at
this time are too limited to make re
sistance feasible. The outlook for
peace is brighter than it was when the
futile armistice was signed.
Tax on Prosperity vs. Tax on the Pros
perous. Congressman Hull of Tennessee, to
whom has been assigned the task of
drafting the new Federal income tax
law, finds himself worried by partisans,
who tell him that (he proposed reduc
tion in the tariff will decrease the na
tional revenue by $150,000,000, "instead
of by only $100,000,000.
It seems true that the one per cent
tax, with an exemption o.f the $5,000
income, so much talked about when
the State Legislatures were being per
suaded to accept the sixteenth amend
ment to the Federal Constitution, prat
tically has been discarded as inade
quate, and a substitute plan for a two
per cent levy with a $4,000 exemption,
is being considered.
The imposition of any kind of in
come tax is against Democratic prin
ciples as long as it is to provide for
any exemption whatsoever. A tax on
prosperity is one thing, but one upon
the prosperous is quite a different mat
ter The 'form of government in the
United States is intended to encourage
individual initiative and to offer a
compensatory reward to those who by
their ability and activity have made
their mark.
The only plan so far proposed, a
graduated income tax, seems to appeal
to thoughtful citizens. It is urged that
such a tax .should begin with a levy of
one-half of one per cent on incomes
of $1,000 and increase to two per cent
on incomes of $10,000. Men,
outbursts of crime and the accidents
that befall less pure-minded persons
with an inquiring mind.
Like Paris, New York is undoubted
ly composed of diverse elements, and
it does not neccsarily follow that
gross materialism and graft have the
whip-hand of spirituality and disinter
estedness. One thing, however, is cer
tain the mixed population of recent
years has brought about not only somo,
of the wort forms of materialism, but
has alienated from their own city hun
dreds of born and bred New Yorkers
who find themselves lost in the foreign
horde.
The Xew York of todiv is a mon-
Dt 01
sibilities of vice and crime compared
to the comparatively small community
of the days that followed the civil war.
The excuse given by those New-
Yorkers, who cater to the popular
taste by the spectacular half-the-night
restaurant, with its cabaret perform
anccs copied from Paris, is that this-
form of entertainment is expected and
relished by strangers and by an in
creasing number of adopted Xew
Yorkers themselves.
It is a regrettable fact that, from
having been one of the most religious
of communities, the metropolis has a
hard time to induce people to attend
the churches at the Sunday sen-ices,
and is compelled to resort to all sorts
of possibly sensational methods to se
cure anything like a considerable con
gregation, yet like an oasis in the
desert of doubt and indifference, cer
tain parishes arc doing a noble work
and far from the cabarets and frivol
ous entertainments of Broadway are
museums and art galleries and other
refined institutions that appeal to the
best class of Xew Yorkers and
strangers. In short, the metropolis
supplies exactly what the resident or
the visitor is looking for, and if its
manners have deteriorated, its thor
oughfares become a menace to life and
limb and the idleness that leads to
poverty and the poverty that conducts
straight to crime are manifested bw
occasional hold-ups, startling in their
audacity, still Xew York, on the whole,
is no worse, if as bad in this respect,
than either London or Paris. That the
time, to use the Shakespearean phrase,
is out of joint everywhere, is an ad
mitted fact, and in the demoralization
that spares no community, it is only
natural that the Western metropolis
should take her share. The situation
may be summed up in these words:
Many of those New Yorkers not bound
down to the counting house by 'busi
ness indefinitely, prefer to reside some
where else.
A LITTLE NONSENSE.
Tim hiking surrKAomrn.
She lovep tn hike along the Ilkc
When It Is for the cause.
It make." her smile to think each mile
Will help make future laws.
She sets a goal, then takes a stroll;
To reach It Is her plan.
And we confess this do-s impress
That arch oppressor, man.
The suffragette, she may be met
On all our roads to-day.
To freedom she. with girlish glee.
Perambulates her way.
Iiooki Bod.
A milkman's horse huj no business
hanging around a hydrant.
Drifted Apart.
"Ye, the engagement is off."
"What ame between your twr
hearts'"
'I hardly know. I told her I
worthy cf her. and she agreed t
) heartily on that point that o
'nip kind of languished after that.
GOSSIP ON INTERNATIONAL
SUBJECTS OF GREAT INTEREST
On
.Snbnrb.
"Can I borrow- your umbrella?"
"I don't kivw. Wombat has it. and he
seldom lets go of anything he has. I'll
Klve you an order on him for It. however,
and jou can try your luck."
The heaviest burden which M Poln
care will have to bear during the tenure
of his office as President of the French
republic Is the collar' that he must wear
as the grand mailer of the Legion of
Honor, a position w'ueh Is always tilled
h the chief cxwutlie of France. The
collar consists of medals, each the size
of a franc piece, engraved with the
3rms of the principal French fowns and
Joined together by a massive chain, the
links of which are fashioned to repre
sent bundles of llctors" rods. Attached
to this chain is a cross well night two
feet tn length.
As the entire decoration Is made of
solid gold, its weight, of course, is con
siderable, and small men like Thiers or
! Loubet found it quite a task to wear the
loving ! same. Hut then the French President
fortunately is not called upon often to
encumber himself w 1th this grand cross,
which Is a large cross as well. I recol
lect quite distinctly that the only occa
sion on w hlch M. I.oubet was seen to
wear his grand master's collar w-as on
the day he was Invested with it. with
reat cerrnonial.
A Wbolcnale Find.
"Henry, what Is this hair doing i
i your
COI,. CHARLHS LTMA5.
JOHN A. JOTCE.
A Chriitha rtntlenun bu gone.
And rtlllat soldier nf renown.
While Uitu tbtr Ticbh, on bj oca.
From mount mnd dt7, fttld and town.
With datr for hii start tad gnidr.
He cerred the rattle troa and cood.
Imbced with loftr. xobla pride.
To help hie hnmin brotherhood,
Hii ipirit retail in luds abort.
Where God with merer holds full awaj.
Surrounded vlth eternal lore
And truth that aaepa its richt of war.
"Xoor, my dear, any man Is liable to
acquire a stray hair In pressing through
a crowd."
"I wouldn't object to a single hair, but
I find a whole bunch of puffs."
A IVIndr Month.
Our old-time friend, the man In the street.
With March here, by the way.
Is apt to peo much hosiery
On prominent display.
A Good Idea.
"I gave up kissing for Lent." remarked
the girl demurely.
'I'd like to call on you th minute Lent
expires." declared the young man.
March 1! In Hl.torj-.
March li. 1129 Joan of Arc gets a new
suit of spring armor that buttons down
the back.
March 13, 175J Dr. Johnson sells a
spring poem to a magazine and he and
Bosnell eat.
lie AlTrays LanRhs Last,
"He laughs best who laughs last."
"Then what a hearty laugh the English
man who Is listening to the anecdote
must get."
would have a chance to have a -olce In
anv rerlous European controversy, be it
diplomatic or belligerent. They are. at
best, only second-class powers; they are
People have the idea that former
Gov. Vardaman now Senator from
Mississippi, goes about blowing: flames of
phosphorus from his nostrils. Hashing
his eyes like twin spotlights, hating
negroes and eternally in search of a
fight.
But each of these particulars falls to
colncidi; with the facts.
Says Senator Vardaman: "I keenly
dislike a tlgt;; yet my life has been Just
a series of fights. It seems as If no
matter
i pinion I I'Xt.ress. everybody else, im
mediately feels called upon to rise up
and tak the opposite view. I'll venture
to y that If I went to a Sunday school
ronv-sntlon and K-t up and read tho
decalogue, some fellow- would promptly
ttand up and contradict It"
The mm looks peaceable enough, for
all this oddi:y of his hair, which Is worn
like that of the old-time musical com
posers, almost long enough In the back
to braid. His faCe Is ruddy, and there Is
good-humored l"ok about his light
brown eyes that reminds one of the late
Hob Taylor.
He wears a dark frock coat, white vest.
and white string tie. Place him on a horse
and he will attract attention even In
Washington, where one sees all kinds.
Riding horseback is one of the best things
that he does. He rode horseback all the
ay from Texas, where he was born, to
le family's new home In Mlssls:ip;l
when he was seven years old.
Another thing Vardaman does well is
flowery talk. Even In every-day conver
sation It Is difficult for him to stick to
ordinary language. If he wished to ak
friend for a match he probaly would
refer to the light as a sulphur-tipped frag
ment of the mighty pine felled In one of
God's s-un-kjssed forest, or something
like that II? likes tn discuss things that
happened away back "In the morning of
time" or "In the lap of the ages."
the gasoline In their auto ran out and
they found themselves stuck. In the. mud
at midnight, several miles from the
nearest white rettlemcnt. They walked
until they found n, farm house, but a
dog barked at them and thoy dared not
enter the gate. Sweet talked to the dog
with much -omposure and In a clear,
logical way that Impressed Redfield.
When It came to recommending' a man
to b'j Assistant Secretary of Commerce,
here recently. Redfield at ones thought
hat cause I espouse, or what of thj midnight adventure with, tho dog.
and nicommsnded Sweet,
William Kettner, one of the new mem
bers of Congress from California, Is a
highly enthusiastic lodge mart. Ha Is a
thirty-third degree Mason and If t"iev
hsd any more degrees he would aim to
be In on them, too; ho Is also an Odd
Fellow, a Knight of Pythias and an
Elk. Sometimes he'll wear one lodge
emblem on his lapel, another for a
watch charm, still another In his culf
buttons and one more for a scarf pin.
(Ccrois-ht. 1SU. bj Fred C. KeU. All E!i-.
A number of years ago. when Varda
man w-as elected t . the Mississippi I.egis
small area. and. above all. thei- nr lature, he made up Ms mind tnat he
separated from the rest of Europe by I would he Speaker of. the House, then Gov
the North Sta and the Baltic, and. hence, "nor. nl finally United States Senator,
are severely left to themselves. H d'"1 a" ,he things, but not In brlk
This does not mean that any of these ier. as he l-t always defeated for an of
nations would not be gratified to be ttc tn flm tlme h" runs- IIe w rte
linked with either the triple alliance
(dreibund) or Its counter-combine, the
triple entente: but what reason can
there be for one or the other of these
great treaty signatories to burden them
selves with an ally from which no mate
rial aid can be expected In case of an
emergency? The Kaiser, and the Czar
as leader of the opposing combination,
both have done well to persuade the
rules of the little "mecrumschlungen"
(sea-surrounded) countries to leave well
enough alone. And. as to their remain
ing neutral, they better had for their
own sakes.
feated for the State Legislature, and the
next time got it without opposition. Then
he was defeated for Speaker of the House,
and the next time was elected by unani
mous vote. He ran twice for Governor
before he was finally elected, and John
Sharp Williams beat him for the United
States Senatorship. Now that he and
Williams are both h,ere, the State of Mis
sissippi can brag about having the mast
picturesque representation in the Senate.
Tostmaster General Burleson was the
victim a few years ago of a newspaper
error that cost him about JI.S'XI. Nat
urally he was so mad that he earnestly
The accident that recently befell the jde?lr'd to maim, cripple, and kill some
Queen Mother of Italv. when the utrlne- body responsible. The fact that he and
jot her magnificent pearl necklace broke , ""' erring newspaper man are now
hich gave its name tn the and the priceless little gems were scat- ; great friends shows that the new- head
mysterious by Stone-1 tercd In every direction, recalls a slml- or """ Postal system is nrst or all a
man or numan instincts wno can torsive
and let live.
Amfshury.
estate made
henge. and which now likely Is to be-1 lar mishap to the magnificent five-fold
come British crown property, needs no rope which adorned the throat of Queen
When the government bought the old
accessories of the time of tho Druids to Alexandra on state occasions. While
give it romnnce. as It clams to be the I stepping into the gala coach on her ! Pennsylvania Railroad station property
very borough which Bishop Ambrosius. way to witness the opening of Parlia- In Washington, the purchase included a
In the sixth century, made Into a sane- ment during her latei husband's reign, i high Iron fence. Burleson, who was on
tuary. wherein those persecuted, or evil- the necklace caught In the ornate door- the Appropriations Committee. iKiucht
doers, found shelter and safety. This handle and the pearls, falling In a the fence for private use. Intending to
spot always has been regarded by ec- shower, rolled from the crimson carpet send It down to Austin. Tex., and put It
cleslastical students as the ery heart onto the ground. Equerries and ser-1 around some property he owned then-,
and center from which flowed the teach- vnnts endeavored to pick up the scat- J The newspaper man referred to got the
lngs of Christianity and civilization. And tered white little spheres, which, after I impression that Burleson was a phllan-
all those who are acquainted with old fa thorough search, were all recovered. ' throplst and was going to give the fence
llnbltt
Ik Sleep O
Frera tLe Pton Globe.
That more than six hours" sleep In
twenty-four Is only a habit, and a bad
habit at that. Is the contention of a
Brooklyn physician who comments on the
alleged experience of an Unnamed Har
vard professor In successfully substituting
a sort of trance state for the genuine
article.
During nis protessionai lire or more
than half a century the Brooklyn doctor
declares that he has never slept more
than sir hours a day, has never made
up for lost sleep, has gone entirely with
out sleep for two weeks at a time, con
tinuing his labors Just the same,- with
only such snatches of sleep as he could
take while walking or driving on the
road or In the streets while visiting his
patients. He holds that sleep is a func
tion of the ego or the personality" rather
than of the brain or body; that as a rule
"one who sleeps the most works the
least,'-' and that "for continuous work
the brain needs nutrition rather than
sleep."
All of which mar be quite true In the
doctor's case, but his experience Is ex
ceptional. If not phenomenal.
Sanltarv bubbllnsr fountain .,. in-
. ... riducu on uuc ui me trains runnine
rule, are 'quite content to support- a between Chlcatro and Minneapolis?"
Tried to Cremate Himself.
From the Montgomery Journal.
TU die before I'll go!" These words
were uttered by Will G. Oakley, when
Informed that guards were here to take
him to the penitentiary to begin a life
sentence for the murder of his step
father, E. A. Wood. A few minutes later
he, placed a crumpled newspaper under
his shirt and set fire to It Screams of
prisoners attracted the attention of depu
ties and they extinguished the flames.
Jfew York has a,X persons in Its
madhouses.
English poetry will recall that It was
there that Guinevere tried to forget her
pitBt.
tj'ieen (Ininrrere had fled the cr-urt. and Mt
Thrr. in the hoir hr.ue at AlmrtJ.iry.
Weerinr. T.coe ilh her air a little mild.
A rank
Sir I.ancelot is credited with the duty
of removing the Queen's body from
Amesbury to Glastonbury for interment.
The opening nf the Waterloo meeting
the other da reminds one of the an
tiquity of British coursing. There is a
full dc-crlption of this sport aH far back
as Via (A. D.), Latin nnd Greek writers
referring to It. In England the first rules
for Judging a course were drawn up In
the reign of Queen Bess by the Duke
of Norfolk ("Oh. Jokey, of Norfolk . . . ").
but coursing really sprang Into popu
larity at the end of the eighteenth cen
tury, when many clubs and societies were
formed. The first championship meeting
was held at Glasgow In 1S35. and the
following year saw the Waterloo cup
founded by the proprietor of the Water
loo Hotel at Liverpool.
Arid not to forget It. the owners of
sporting dogs were realously watched
over In the past in Britain. When Rich
ard II was king, the keeping of grey
hounds by servants, grooms or artificers
led to trouble. For these sportsmen
would go hunting In parks and warrens.
the while Christian people were at
church hearing divine service." Reforms
were arranged. A law was enacted that
neither layman with less than forty
shillings, nor clerk with less than ten
pounds sterling should keep sporting
dogs or "engines of game destruction."
Servants and laborers were ordered to use
only bows and arrows, and to keep Sun
day and holiday strictly observed, also
to "leave off playing at tennis or foot
ball, and other Importunate games."
The story printed so promiscuously In
the Continental press that a Scandina
vian alliance had been formed between
the three Kings of Sweden, Norway, and
Denmark, by which these rulers bound
themselves to see to It that their respect
ive nations kept a strict neutrality In
all the differences between the other
European powers. Is not founded upon
fact. It la true that there had been
such a plan, but, after only one confer
ence, the thins was dropped, and quite
naturally so. Denmark, for one, which
has furnished several Cxaiinaa, never
could be expected to look on quietly If
ever the Romanoffs are In hot water
In Russia. Flesh and blood would revolt
against such Indifference. And King
Haakon of Norway Is closely related to
the ruler of Britain his brother-in-law.
In fact.
Besides, both these little realms 'have
all to gain by friendly relations with the
two greatest nations of Europe, and the
whole world. But when all Is said.
neither of the three countries named prayer-meeting topic
lthough some of them were deeply
Imbedded In the mud.
A historic accident to royal gems oc
curred the first time Queen Victoria
opened Parliament at the beginning of
her reign. The office of carrying the
crown before the girl Queen was In
trusted tn the then Duke of Argyle.
who stumblrd on entering the glided
chamber, and the symbol of sover
eignty fell to the floor with such vio
lence that some of the gems were dis
lodged. The Duke of Wellington, with
military promptitude, placed a guard
around the spot, a somewhat uncompli
mentary action, considering the time
and place.
To Reader at Cincinnati: As near as
I can get It, the use of an umbrella first
Is recoirteJ about the middle of the
eighteenth century, when one day. there
appeared on the streets of London, a
man earning a strange-tonkin? appar
atus. At times he would enrry It by
hts side and again he would spread It
out. holding It aloft. He was a traveler
and had brought the curious device from
far-off Persia. The like of it never
before had been seen In England and It
excited a great deal of curiosity nnd
brought ridicule and abuse upon tho
man's head. Crowds would follow him,
hooting and Jeering and even pelting
him with stones. But he was not dis
mayed and persisted In his practice day
after dar.
Finally others took It up and he lived
to see his example followed by almost
the whole of London's populace. That
loan's name was Jonas Hanway. He
was the first European to cairy an um
brella. FLANEUR.
(Coprrijht. WIS. by Court Gossip Syndicate.)
Texas town to go around Its tine
new- courthouse. That was the story h
sent out. and Burleson was obliged ti
make good on It, The cost of the fence,
along with the freight, amounted to J1.50H
or so, and naturally he didn't feel at all
clubby toward the enterprising young
correspondent. But the latter apologized
with such humility that Burleson bgan
to feel sorry for him and became his
steadfast friend. Also, he came around
to the view that the thing was a first
rate Joke on him.
Even an automoblliu'is mishap in the
night season may have Its sunny side
tucked away somewhere. Take the case
of former Representative Sweet of
Mlchlgin. for example. As readers of
this highly moral and Instructive column
may recall. Sweet and Williim C. Red
field, now Secretary of Commerce, were
campaigning In Michigan last fall when
THE CURIOUS KH
Iteiuarknble Ethnological Wonder
of w Gntnea.
From the Jaran Diilj Herald.
Dr. Bruno Behetm gives the following
description of the mysterious and litt.e
know-n race of the Kukuhuhua of New
Guinea: The Kukuhuhus live In a part
of English territory through which runs
the river I.ukekamu and which Is si' .
ated near the German boundary This
territory rs looked upon by the sa. 1
race as their inalienable birthright aM
every usurper is regarded with hostl.
eyts. No European has been able n
meet the Kukuhuhus In their dwelling
places. Prospectors and English offidali
have made repeated attempts to approach
them, but their camps were invanab:r
found emrty, often with the camp fires
still burning.
Many a time have Europeans left pres
ents highly prized by other natives, suea
as corals, red "cloth, looking-glasses.
axes. c. In the deserted camps. In the
hope of establishing friendly relations
with these people. But on returning tc
the same places a few days or a few
weeks later althougn the camp showed
recent traces of occupation, such as llva
cinders and fresh footprints, the goods
Intended for presents remained untouch
ed where they have been placed.
Other races of New Gu'.ena fear th
Kukuhuhus as poison. They have learnt
to their cost what It means to cross th
boundary. Some disappear for all time,
while others are found dead, thrust
through with spear wounds The Kuku
huhus. however, do a bartering trade
with other natives in the following way
The latter brings salt, earthenwares,
dried fish. &c. and deposit them in a
certain Indicated place. They then re
tire for a few hours, being notified to da
so by a. curious cry from the d'.stan-e
The timid mountain dwellers then de
scend to view the goods offered for sale
If they want them they put down other
goods, such as skins, feathers and other
Jungle produce, next to those articles
wanted by them. Then they retire in
turn, and when the way seems clear,
the coast dwellers approach again. If
the latter are satisfied with what Is of
fered In exchange they take the goods
put down by the mountain people and so
away. If not satisfied they retire again
as before with empty hands. These busi
ness transactions between wild races
show a sense of honor that resembles
careful thought.
Dr. Beheim regards the Kukuhuhus a
the most remarkable of the ethnologic V.
wonders of New Guinea and he was not
successful in discovering the secret of
their origin.
TO END DISRAELIS "LIFE."
Londna crrej(Mxtenee New York Tribune
George Earle Buckle Is to carry on
the biography of Disraeli lef unfin
ished by the late William F Mony
penny. Mr. Buckle resigned the editorship
of the Times last fall and went for a
brief tour of South Africa, from which
he has not yet returned. It Is under
stood that Mr. Monypenny left at th
time of his death a large amount of
material, carefully collected and ar
ranged, bearing on the projected third
volume of the life of Disraeli.
LIBRARY
Br GEORGE FITCH,
Anthor of "At Good Old Slrravsk."
Intercession for Woman SntTrsistc,
Fiot Harper"a Weexlj.
St. Bride's Day, which we passed In
the calendar about a fortnight ago, was
appointed. It seems, as a day of special
mediation and Intercession for the
woman suffrage movement of Great
Britain at services to be held In West
minster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral and
other cathedrals, churches and chapels
throughout the country. A memorial,
asking every one to participate, was
signed by Canon Wllberforce, Mrs.
Bramwell Booth and other eminent
ecclesiastics and laywomen and laymen.
It Is to wonder how the good people
who attended these services directed their
mediations, especially in regard to Mrs.
Emmoline Pankhurst- Would she figure
often, do you suppose. In the. interces
sions as "Thy servant Emmellne" or
"that weman"? Never mind. The Idea
was a good one. Woman suffrage in
Engiand still rests very much on the
knees of the gods and Is a mighty good
A library Is a cold storage warehouse
for knowledge.
After knowledge has first been can
ned in books It Is then placed on lib
rary shelves, where It can be gotten at
any hour of the day by a tall young
lady with spectacles, for the benefit of
the public It is a great comfort to
know that wisdom Is immortal, and that
even though the man who produces
throbbing thought may forget It and
afterward be run over by a taxlcab
while begging for his dinner, his Im
mortal words will sleep forever on some
library helf.
Libraries are pleasant, sunny places,
lined with rows of books, and are rarely
overcrowded. This Is one of their finest
features. No one ever had his toes
trampled on while trying to get Into a
public library. No lives have been lost
by panic-stricken mobs, fighting to get
out of a library. Libraries have burned
doWn, It Is true, but the seething at
tendance Inside always puts on its hat
and walks out without barm.
People seem satisfied to know that all
the wisdom ever produced Is safely
stored :n the libraries and da not Insist
on going and seeing for themselves. It
Is a. great comfort to a man to realize
he walks Into the moving picture
theater that no matter If he should for
get all he knew he would learn It over
again by going to a library and drawing
out an armful of books.
Libraries were once very rare and In
frequent Only the big cities bad them. I
Nowadays the town of 2.0CO people which
hasn't a library Is viewed with sus
picion by Its neighbors. Libraries are of
two kinds Carnegie and home-built.
About twenty years ago Andrew Car-
"Cold storage warehouse for knowledge."
negle started on the task of speckling
the map of the United States with li
braries, and built many hundreds, to
the Intense disgust of the enterprising
towns which had Just finished paying
for their own buildings.
Moral: Procrastination la. the protec
tor of -the tax levy.
(Coprrixht. UU, fcj Geargs ilitiew Adams.)
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