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But labor on with anl my"P WOOtd fire
Rejoicing mid the daly jolk and Jar
Whben flight comes on I shall have earned my
We are watching land and ss to see how
narch comes an.
Nobody knows what CoL House did in Europe,
St be is getting hogry praise for I.
That Kansas bride who played her owh wed
il march was et Ohveconking any heap Yea
To a man up a tree the German submarine
policy seem. pretty much like 'we're awfuly sorry
we did it, but we're going to do it again."
We begin to expec hat the President is about
to overcomc the seos oppositio of his party
in Congress and win aeother great diplomatic vic
Those whose sympitties are with the alies
will be less apprehensive concening the result of
the Verdun drive since the announcement that it
was planned by the crown prince.
Quite a number of persons in New York are
engaged in explaining how and why they received
large sums of money; and the usual number are
still telling why they failed to receive that ex
pected remittance.
Of course it never occurs to those Cegress
men who are going around denying the right of
one man to drag the country inio war" that they
are doing a great deal to achieve that end, while
the President is still striving for peace.
God Almighty generally knows the kind of a
face to hang on a man declared Senator Reed of
Missouri. "Roosevelt's countenance is the equiva
lent of a breach of peace." We sincerely trust the
Senator is not seeking to make physiognomy a po
litical issue.
It will be recalled that Representative Borland
who, by an amendment to an appropriation bill,
seeks to compel the government clerks to work an
extra hour each day, is the author of another
amendment which now compels property owners
in Washington to pay for paving the streets. His
popularity in Washington is thus easily explained.
The New York Sun some time ago discovered
that the best short poem is:
"We ma7 be happy yet,
You bet!
Pretty good, but we know a shorter and, we
think, equally as good. It is:
The Missouri Democratic State Committee adopt.
ed a resolution in which it expresses "abiding
faith and unshaken confidence in the President of
the United States and pledges him. loyal support
and warmest sympathies in all of his efforts to
uphold the honor of our flag and maintain peact
with honor." It might at least have given Champ
Clark and Senator Stone a hand as the President's
able supporters.
Austria explains that the commander of her
submarine which attacked the American steamer
Petrolite "thought" she was an enemy ship dim.
guised under the American flag. In the event that
the Teutons are permitted to put their propcoe
new system of submarine warfare into effect the
presumption is that "thought she was armed" will
be advanced as a valid excuse every time a non.
combatant is sunk.
If the Roosevelt candidates for delegates-.at
large frsm Measscusetts to the Republican Na'
tional convention are defeated, says Charles Sum.
ner Byrd, one of the candahes "the Republican
convention will he controlled by the old guard and
a split will be inevitable and President Wilson's
r-election assured." Still, it is not apparest wh~
he should not loak forward. t a s'milar result if
they are elected.
W. 3. Bryan has telegraphed to Rersns
time W. W. Bailey: "I earetl Jtee that Ceut
gets will speedily annousee l.gseis.remi
pesoports to Americans traveling os begeu
ses, or, still better, refusing daranes tobe
seret ships carying Auweiesapue~sesees Mr
aryea evsently reasses me sAsreese
pert has beecese a mu'e inaesem ds......g si
. bi days in the Sima DessU0sus, hen' it e
h. b6 fer the aiing brt sh e aes
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to.ae weed a @1 the aslageeqiu'st
they are o.hasen their nervous- 5ree to 50Se
purpe;t that their ansimty for the mfety of their
countryme may be waft" energy tending to the
Uadesmldg of their constittons. Leokips back
over the history of Qenuan sma .rine iafstre It
is not of record where any of the doughty com
manders of the undersea boats have ever attacked
a shiP that was really armed to the extent per
mitted -by international law and the rules laid
down by our own government. It has been only
the defenseless liners, like the Lusitania, that have
been destroyed by them with their helpless non
combtaANts. Not long after the Lusitania tragedy
the Irish Sea became too hasardous a place for
the pirates who sank her, because of the EnglIsh
destroyers and torpedo boats that swarmed into
that sea looking for them. So they betook thgm
selves to thb North Sea to sink fishing trawlers
and other noncombatant graft. In no instance did
they attack an armed ship, and when the trawlers
and other peace vessels were supplied with three
inch guns for their defense the submarine heroes
lit out for other waters where they might be safer.
Not expected in the Mediterranean. at least not so
soon, the pirates found game to their fancy and
proceeded without warning to sink the liners An
cona and Persia and murder many more men
women and children.
This, of course, warned the allied nations, who
rather tardily began arming their merchant ships
for defense against the submarine corsairs of the
enemy. In doing this the allies claim they are
entirely within their rights accorded by interna
tional law and the practice of civilized countries
for centuries past, And the result has been a
material falling off in the German submarine busi
ness of late in the Mediterranean as well as in
North and Irish seas.
On and after March x, next, if any trading ship
of the allies is "sunk at sight" it will probably be
some poor little coastwise sloop or schooner un
able to procure a one-pounder gun, which Admiral
Winslow told the House Naval Committee the
other day would be sufficient to put a submarine
out of commission.
The truth probably is that isot since the war
in Europe began has it been so safe as now for
Americans to travel on the high seas. What with
regular liners sufficiently armed for the defense
of their passengers and cargoes and the swarm of
allied destroyers hunting the pirates in all direc
tions there will be no more sea horrors to report.
It will be the Teutonic submarine that will be
"sunk at sight," if any one of them can be sighted.
So after all the question of the warning so much
desired by certain of our Congressmen and Mr.
Bryan, is an abstract one.
Net a= Eigt-H w BiB.
Without indulging in a personal attack upon
Representative William P. Borland, of Missouri,
or upon any one particular type or class of poli
tician, it may be remarked that in proposing to
write into the law a requirement that government
clerks in Washington shall work not less than
eight hours a day, Mr. Borland has displayed two
of the outstanding characteristics of the profes
sional demagogue. He tries to mask behind pat
phrases the true purpose of his proposal and he
spares not even his friends and allies in the at
tempted deception.
The Borland rider is advanced as an eight
hour provision for government clerks. Far from
being what Mr. Borland claims for it, the proposal
is a direct attack upon the eight-hour principle; is
the very antithesis in fact of what is claimed for it.
Mr. Borland asks and probably will receive sup
port from his personal and political friends in the
House for what he says is an eight-hour proviso.
He shows no concern over the political fortunes
of members with large labor districts. These, fol
lowing his leadership in the belief that they are
voting for an eight-hour law, may learn too late
that they have been buncoed into an attack upon
the very principle they hoped to perpetuate.
The Borland rider embodies nothing of the
basic principle of an eight-hour law. The eight
hour law, here or in Kansas, provides that labor
shall not be employed for more than eight hours
a day. The Borland rider provides that govern
ment clerks in Washington shall not work less
than eight hours a day. It would be just as much
an eight-hour law if it provided that government
clerks in Washington should not work less than
twenty hours a day. Itt practice, as Mr. Borland,
a veteran of many appropriations hearings knows
it to be, the rider is a flagrant attack upon the
eight-hour principle.
A perusal of the vce~iminous hearings before
the subcommittee which framed the legislative,
exc*,tive and judicial appropriation bill shows that
almost without exception, division and bureau
chiefs reported that the exactions of their offices
equired them to keep the clerks under them em
ployed after office hours-not occasionally, but
frequently--that far from being the exception in
he government service, overtime work is an estab
ished requirement expected 4of the clerks at certain
times of the year. Knowing of this overtimte re
quirement, which cannot be distributed over the
entire year, Mr. Borland seeks to establish a mini
masi of eight hours a day, thereby flatly repudi
ating the eight-hour principle he pretends to in
It would be of interest to know how the is
soqri member will meet the certain ressmaches ed
his colleagues who follow him in an attack upes
the one prinelpie fhr whielh organised labor ha.
seateyded most insistently and guarded meet in
sfevr ist h69b4 #swse traIned and fei
1aid that16 was blii gl and attraftive, ts,
vedd p ede*.t 1eo1r sngimation, with te
preee of shqwst reward. All he had tWAO Was
Graduafly the man felt disappointed. so asay
thiMs that he reachet out for, an being secered,
seemed hardly war& while. And so nuiny peopl
did not appreciate himn at his true worth. The
thought of their opinion caused him a good deal
of irritation and sadness. Surely life must have
wnore to oger In the way of happiness. Perbaps he
had been looking for it in the wrong plees, So
be began to search more carefully. There were
moments when he was shmest tare he had found
iust what he wanted. But he would see it turning
into a mnockery. Often it seemed to laugh ii his
face. At last he degiled that there was no such
thing as happiness 1n the world, at any rate, for
him. So the only thing to do, as a resolute char
acter, was to put it out of his mind.
With enetgy the man set to wofk. But he
found the tasE difficul. Each day, at least once,
he would be confronted with a being that seemed
to rise out of the innermost recesses of his con
sciousness. '"You know who I am," it would say.
"And you know what you owe me." Always the
man would make the same reply: "Yes, I know
who you are.- I wish I didn't know. I wish I
could forget you. I cannot give you what youI
ask. You must understand how hard I have looked
for it. Can't you be satisfied?" Then the being
would disappear and leave the man depressed for
a long time.
Presently the being began to haunt the man.
By day and even by night, in dreams, it would
come back, with its demand for appreciation. It
grew more despairing-looking, more anaemic and
flabby. The man felt such shame of it that he
feared people would see it as he did and recognize
his relation to it and show for him the contempt
he felt for himself. "What shall I do?" he thought.
"If this miserable object gets possession of me
with its sickly demands I shall perish. I shall be
even worse than dead. I shall be dead, even while
I seem to be alive."
Then it occurred to the man to inquire into
those moments when he was not thinking of him
self at all, when he was not bothering his head
about what people thought of him, when he was
absorbed in work not in any way relatee to nim
self, when he was spending himself in worth-while
endeavor. Now he had a clew. It might lead him
to the place where he could close the doors on that
fellow. At any rate, the experiment was worth
For several weeks the man worked hard. But
suddenly, unexpectedly, that presence would ap
pear, like a wraith, whining about its claims. "I
want appreciation," it would cry. "Why don't you
get it for me? It's the only thing that can bring
me happiness." Instantly the man would turn away
and the presence would fade into nothingness. The
sight of it was almost loathsome to him now.
"Why has it taken me so long to see how weak
and pitiful this pleading for happiness is?" be asked
himself one day. "There are many things in the
world that are more important, things that most
people don't seem to think of at all."
With practice the man found it easier to get
rid of his tormentor. When it was that he was In
exorable it came less often. At last it ceased to
come altogether. The man did not think about it.
He did not even rejoice in its disappearance. He
was too absorbed in the common interests and
duties that brought him close to the heart of his
common neighbors. There he was discovering un
expected compensations. They were changing for
him the aspect of the world. And they were mak
ing the world bigger. Incidentally, they were
changing him. But this change was the least im
portant of all in his eyes.
One day, in an interval of reflection, the man
was suddenly confronted with a being that rose out
of the innermost depths of his consciousness, a
radiant presence. He sat up amazed. The presence
smiled into his face. The man smiled back. "Don't
you know me?" the presence asked.
"It seems to me that I have seen some one like
you before," he said, "but I can't be sure. Who
are you?"
he presence burst into laughter. "Why, I am
yourself. Don't you recognize me?"
Intently the man looked at the features. "Is
it possible that you are the creature who used to
torment me all the time?"
The presence laughed and laughed. "No. I'm
the creature that you used to torment. I'm not
complaining. You ve made me well again. You've
made me happy."
"How have I made you happy?" the man asked,
still bewildered.
"In the usual way, of course. Don't you know
after finding it out? You are a funny one."
And as the presence went on ladghing, the man
sat absorbed. Then what he had reached was -
pinetsi It wqs diferent ftom what he had thouji t
it would be, so much more satisfying, so much
deeper and se mueh wider, related somehow to the
whole universe. To his surprise, he sighed heavily.
"I think about myself too much," he said, and he
proceeded to think about things more interesting.
These Congressional insurgents profess ,to be
actuated by anxiety lest the President drag the
United States into war with Germany, although
he is the man who has kept this country out of
war. We have too munch respect for their inteli.
gence to believe in the sincerity of their profes-.
tions; but if they are bonest in their lip-service
.to ~cthey have talcen the eone course most
likl to destroy eace. They have strenthened
the hads of the -ena g'efant against the
United States s those lodsapdbands were
aever strengthened bei e-lew YokWorld.
A WMwns Ped.g,
The New York Court of peas has held that
a theatrical m prmay esdp. any eritic whose
notiees bf hi.s~ do not suit hm. But the decisiona
a not lely gohaof aay rest vale to the man
turn.The p~tl estaate of the notices of
play wilhe wy osmldrahafeeted if it tsall
oowed hasatlehave got
to behv eub r ~ewrfters he e ed from
9h pse9 tfan-Flume Recor4.
3ens, mse ad u n
ymaagnin- mntINg I, f the
fet lvisima * e smweihing with
eet the eaostttms a
X IMmu e beiam ese d
4e 4 tet of laNd in awryand n the
ddit the a""6 Polls of the Peh
m, tie e atieration t petw ry fa
1 h 4" e~ at IS eWe attreess in.
A"mm e Stab iraoe suad ina
ial wag her seores s yearn ,
A ftw meIhe age however. the pe.
pst at Gre" r&t aftfrol the atten
*5a of an aeotine bt, ad ensi
eeW M. A. A. ' a seleatist af
Irid ftolo thn 0 mm"ntry in E
fes A"In A&Mes, and as & resut a
large ferg at =mees-s and worluns
are busy in the Great YAs region. which
Ia %es trndaetsed i- a great mining
s"mp Udr Mr. H aan's direction a
ihereegh . i.a.M .re.i.tiam In being
0d et the formtion bundreds of fet
belei the srfme, and from a h
shaft. that is eventuay to reach a
of 1,4 feet. mtama" dritls are pane
We in erry drestioe. Mr. Reasan. while
silent as to the diseoverits that have
been 0ade so far, believes that, whether
gId s disoevered In paYing quantitlee er
not, the results of his explorations will
prve of the greatest value in guiding
future mining operations in the whole,
The Herald's Army i
Laitet and Most cooplete Nes c
in Wal
Develomnents in both the Senate and
House military committees during the
past few days show that Congress has
been impressed profoundly with the Im.
portance of having a large oorps of
trained offieers. Both of the commit.
tees, it is stated, have gone farther in
providing for both active and reserve
officers than was recommended by the
original War Department program.
It was stated yesterday that the House
ooumittea reached an agreement for a
thousand additional regular army offi
cers. These offiers, it is specified. are
to be used as instructors for the Na
tional Guard. educational institutions and
military training camps. The Increase In
number of offlcers will make it abso
lutely necessary to enlarge West Point
and to provide some system by which
college graduates can be given tempo
rary commissions in the regular army.
The Senate committee had made the
Pomnerene bill to establish a reserve om
cer training corps part of its program.
Under this measure the Secretary of
War Is authorised to prescribe a stand
ard military course not only for the col
leges which receive Federal aid under
the Morrell act, but for all other insti
tutions which maintain military depart
ments. Students who take this course
are to receive commissions in a corps of
reserve officers. Part of this course
is a temporary second lieutenant's com
mission In the regular army for at least
a eriod of six months. Training camps
for students who take the reserve corps
officer course are to be maintained by
the Federal government. The Secretary
of War is authorized to detail 300 reg
Wlar army officers to act as instructors
at colleges, which have reserve offieers
The bill has not only the indorsement
of the General Staff, but of the presi
dents of the larger colleges.
The proposal to equip the new battle
ships with sixteen-inch guns has been
revived, and It is stated now that the
Secretary of the Navy has about decided
to make this increase in the caliber of
the Dreadnoughts of the future. The new
4hips, if the plans are approved that have
been submitted to the Secretary, will
carry ten sixteen-Inch guns.
Some time ago it was reported that the
General Board in a confidential commu
nication to the Secretary of the Navy.
recommended sixteen-inch guns. It is
stated that this recommendation has
been reinforced by reports from Guan
tanamo where some long-distance experi
mental target practice has been con
ducted. The Secretary. it is reported. in
so favorably impressed with the results
at Guantanamo that he has Indicated to
his advisory council that he will approve
the plans for the larger guns.
A model sixteen-inch gun has been
built at the Washington Navy and Gun
Factory and tried out at Indian Head.
The Ordnance Department has all the
plans prepared and can begin to turn out
sixteen-inch guns ps soon as the depart
ment decides to equip its Dreadnoughts
with them. Plans have also been pre
pared in the Bureau of Construction and
Repair for sixteen-inch gun ships. and it
is only a matter for the department to
Not only will the new ships have great
er gun power, but it is stated that they
will have higher speed. With the electric
drive the speed of the new ships hag
been incrased about. a knot an hour
without changing the design of the hull.
Brig. Gen Samuel W. Fountain, retired.
and Maj. E. J. Dent Engres visited the
War Department yesterday.
Among the navy officers reporting at
the Navy Department . yesterday were
Pay Director 8. Hunt. N. P. 0., Newport:
Assistant Naval Constructor A. B. Court,
Paymaster T. T. Hagner. Navy Yard.
Boston. and Lieut. J. M. McClaren, V. S.
S. Seale.
Distret Signal Corps
On account of last Tuesday being a
holiday, only twenty-eight mpembers ol
he Signal Corps of the District Nstional
Guard reported for drill. The evenini
was taken up by Capt. Terry. who gaye
a lecture on map drawing and mal
The preparation of property for the an
figal Inspection is occupying the tim.
and attention of Sergt. Winters, who will
e busy until the Inspection Is held or
March 7.
Members of the company who have beer
In the habit of wearing their uniforms
hnme have been directed to leave thenr
In. their lackters on Tuesday night, s<
they may he counted and inspected.
Two new men, landstreet and Mier
itt, were sworn In as members of the
Signal Corpse last Tuesday nIght, an<
twelve others filled out application blanks
They will be examined and will repor
next Tueday night for the final cere
Lieut. Rt. N. MacLennan will be a
th L Street Armory Friday evenings
antil further notice, to take care of the
reruits. who report there for medics
ealninstlon. Lieut. G. M. Landie wil
e at the company rooms at 230 FIrsl
street to handie (he men who come there
on Friday nighta, and at least one non
coonmisioned officer will report for the
necessary clerical work.
U. S. E. Lansford Is camping on th.
traIl of the'amateur radio mnen, and his
eiceess is enlsting them in the signal
Crps has been great.
Rteturns fer tiehats sold by the com.
pwfor the ittary tournameat are tc
hmade taearw nighlt and all men,
who 'a 90 not yet reSeted haye
eqetdto do so at esos. Al
the moey re~iged -will be at eto furn
the qoetesa et th. various er=gaals.
will the garh
t atiste wEe"m'afen
am of~t~a velrage, eI~4S oSSISe
M. ga.. to speeb hu - meow
in the inves-o e ad hde ale" teeb 1
sale. aw vainh be bes 3eteig alreedy
s not known,-bot aethnate owe it Ve"
aboie $NOU and it Is se sthat
be. in wiling Is apend tor thee th
a , secesr to mom ta
A native of Turky, Mr. W
-tes a suit of aotenm to the Riggs
ing Is ea asituraesed Aianlon, having
resded in this country a gee of yea,
One of his sas Is a stent in m.a
University, while another has already
achieved distinctien In his fathefte Dre
ftamep.P In appearance and anaaner be
represents the highest type of the well
poked, madm Anerican bme .
a slight accent Indicating foreign origin
or at least fantiliaity with other tone.
A few minutes' onvereaties with him
*. convincing of a profound knowledge
of his professions of geology and engi
neering. The fact that a man at Mr.
Hasoan's knowledge and experience in
sufticiently impresed to devote his enes
gles and Invest his money on so large a
scale In the, Great Falls explerations In
accepted by assay as Justifyag the ex
poetation of important developMent in
that region.
md Navy Department
f Service and Personnel Published
to sergeant, first clam. and Corporal
Miller has been made sergeant.
Several Morse operators have taken
an interest in the company. and they are
expected to become members next Tues
day evening.
Capt. Terry announces that the horse
back drills at Fort Myer will be started
again in about two weeks, or as soon as
the weather permits outdoor work.
In order to encourage the building of
instruments, the company will purchase
a lathe, and members who so desire will
be allowed the use of it.
The annual banquet of the Signal Corpe
will be held on March 15 or 16. The place
has not yet been decided upon, but will
be considered at the regitlar meeting of
the Wig Wag Club on Tuesday.
Sergt. Johnson has been appointed tem
porary first sergeant. and is busy classi.
fring and filing the company's corre
A pistol range is to be installed on the
fourth floor of the armory at 2D First
street. which wil be- open to members of
the organizations in that building.
The order for attendance at inspection.
March 7. has been Issued. All members
must be present, and in uniform. not
later than 8 O'clock.
no much of rAaIaraph 21. Special 4trders. No. 1%
ianury it. a. !eiste. to ( . Guy iretn.
lcaly, actng inesDectOr sfeneral. ts amended to
read as follow- ("I (ua atrietan, acting I.
-petao' genwald. Is "tilesd to-im dut .. inector
Wante- Deparmet "Ad will proceed t, Manila.
Philipine islands
Laste Cf absenee for ten da%,. to take effect upn
his aMial in the tit.' States, in granted Maj.
Ernest ft. toke. inpectar geoal.
Maj. Theodore H. Haecker. Quartrmaster C_,..
will Ien-eed to L'nchhwg Va. on ofteial sb.o.
"ea" of more for tnt- Wonth. to ?Ake ect
Match r.. Is mated Capt. Georse M. Rolley,
Tetfourth Infatry#.
eT=e of basate for two toot hs on .ugeou'S
certilcate of disablity i- 9-ant-d Re-ad LietL
tilibre R. Cook. Twent-erinMth Inf.try.
(apt-. Ford L Buchan. Quartenater 0,rps
0.1r ar-ia In the United nala. -11 Poceed
to St. Locd. Mx.. and reptt for dot,
-ar-tateitater tor-pa, afte
arrival in the United State a,I ,pn ue expi,
ton of t leste 4 absen- heretvfcre gtacied him
-11 Poce-d tO F-It Wrdn .. Waab. and repapi
in pemon to the enmmandttg ofjer. (-ast liefetnse
of Puget Sound.
So anch of larwaaph M. Special inen No
anuan- . as elates to Flret ient Rodne,
H. Smith, t'Oast Artilltery Crps. ,s anended as "
to reitel e. l init gk-Ith from hip ire-ent asign.
untt to take effect at such time a -i aable
him to "ait for Mania Philippie Iani... on the
tranatiort sceduled to leate Oan Pa.nciteo, Cal
on or about July 6. Instead nf Mlay &
The f"lowtng Ilmottin of offoesi of the esrahi
Sann ar annonned : Thesma a. )u, from
teotenant cokel. Pirth Caal. to coioth Doer,
ber 9. 113. attached to Ninth, 'an- -; Relab, i. H.
Timpkino frnt majcr. Fifth favalry, i,, li")tenaul
colotel. Decembti- 9. 1%3. seso,, to Sew-mU
Caear saeild for Nalle. etbrars -: c-nghiaw
arrived at Natlet. February ': i , armiled a
lort Royal. S. r., Fruar, 5; Dohin anmd
Port au Prince.. Fetary V: Jn aeived a
Hateno Roa&. Flgeo*a 5; Jupiter arrived at
Port a- Princr. February 5: Kentuc*. aUed for
New OrIent. Febria, 5: l2 a ntc l v o. Thiss
Sound. Februiar. Z: Montana led for Guacaoa
abo Bay. Feruary .
The Dolphin has te algred to temporary dut,
with the onser siuadain, Atlantic Fleet.
The KeotuickY has bem detached fto duty with
the muser uoadron. Atlastle Fleet. and agsgn,
to duty tith the Atlantic Rem yleet.
rpon the petion Of the Madri Iras ietrm
tion at New Orleane, the Kenueck witi na-crd frowt
that pliae to Philadelphia.
t-eUt. (uior iradel i, H. E. Wehr detached ..
coiving ship at Philadelphia: t, onnection tting
out Porter and duty on toard whe. ommissoned
Lient. Junior grade) V. J. rixo. etatel Ozark
to ie of Judge Adtocart Gnrat Navy- Delaert
KuK, lAwi. Mn nit. ti. tan yand. N.w York.
Surg. IL T. oitris. detached n.ai. 'yal Nr,. York
I, cotnnecti-i atiung mc Nevada and on boad wet
CaI. W. H. Parker. detaded Ping Bngal
ldsiti; to tneaeo:t. nacajlihoaystat .Washingtei
.ena att. Ii Wl. Van Hintr. detached ti-a
oeam. t- not-ic ht-rrcks, Norfolk.
Morning Smilese
" Id like to know when you worshi;
me, as you say."
"r suppose, dear. it Is In my Idol mo
ments."-Baltmore American.
Prosecutor (to taleann-Do you ob
ject to capital punishment?
Tatesmian-Wal, no. Not if it ain't to.
"That follow Dcotures the delIghts o
country lIfe so ivIdly--"
"'That I am constrained to conclude h.
'wants to sell his plac.t''-Louisvll
Courier-Journal. - aan ~n
*So you've been tiuhting gi! in
you atop and aipell your names. as I tolt
"Y-ycs; we did-but my namue's Alger
non Perci-al. an' his is Jim "-Judge.
She-The lecturer said that a woman I
braver than a man.
He-What! Why, a woman Is afraid o
a mouse.
She-2Yes, and a mni is afraid of th
same woman.-Boston Transeript.
"'Do you think Miss Otdgtrl will eve
change her mind and marry T
"'No. If ehe mnarries It will be beoaus
.sore snan of her acquaintance change
his enilnd"- thmond Timn es-Dispatch.
Jimmie Willi-What are you going te
be when you row up?
Tomomy Gills-An Arnerican bandit i
"Oult an't that dsigerous?'
'I"New. Netther di an eheet you to
emrat emning maenatdeaal cowies
IoWhich Rsbad'TI
Views oa Cu
Mdier of The Wamas Reiat I
searis that you ane ped to edobt
the "deovery" of that tesaMs i the
"be deposite" on the Prihlidg ho.
We. to tell the truth. I 10 heed
me than me man sa today Ow. me
beinehad ta Seeretary RedneSi' Sea
ef Miseries had pat him in had with
that "vaot store of governm st-ned
fortalnels." which is Cri" Go the
tonm grounds of the Seal hinds.
There is a modest n oer the
National Museum who evidety Us net
been consulted by Secretary naifbd
but who tramped an ever ther "VaeSt
store of boses an the etW grounds
of the Seal Islmad. HeNaews these Is
no such wealth as "101smns an .mmsarl.
of dollars worth of seal and sealon
bo~s" lying to "deposits' en the 111ands
in question.
It seems that In IS-74 a Verment
Yankee and an Oregen Jew together
Nade a careful study of the value of
these "bone deposits" which have so
suddnmly been "discovered" by Redfield.
The Oregon man was a 'bome meal
dealer to Portland. anid he did not find
any seal bones up there which were it
tegrind into commercial bone meal
The reason why in well set Out In
detail on page I, of "Special Bullet~n
18. U. 8. Fish Commission Serles. 10.
Spencer F. Baird, Commissioner."
Perhaps It will cool Secretary Redfeldi
of if he sends for this Bureau of
Fisheries document above cited, and
studies the summary therein of what
these "bone deposits" really are. and
why they are of no commercial value
today just as they were not in 1872-4.
Heaquias and Perk.
Editor of The Wsahington Heraid:
The Herald appears somewhat surprised
by the action of the good citizens of
Hoqulam in the State of Washington it
protesting against a superabundance of
pork. But there is nothing surprising
or inexplicable in their action. Intelli
gent and truly patriotic people are
strenuouslY opposed to having their
money wasted on public buildings for
which there is no demand. Our public
buildings and rivers and harbors ap
Propriation bills are an everlasting dis
grace and a bitter reflection on the
honesty and Intelligence of the Amer
can Congress.
The general approprlstion bill of 191;
established the standard that no town
whose postal receipts did not amount
to $10.000 a year would be entitled to a
public building, and then flagrant'
ignored its own standard by making ap
propriations for sixty-two towns that did
not meet this requirement. Kentucky Se
cured seventeen buildings in towns. only
two of which met this requiremert
Georgia obtained appropriations for sites
In ten towna. not a single one of which
met the requirement. Marianna. a post
village In Florida with a population 01
92. secured a $70,0 postoffiee and court.
house building regardless of the fac
that the court holds its sessions then
only two days In the year. But Ander
son. S. C.. caps the climax. With a
population of only 75 it ge a $70.tsv
courthouse. although court is never held
there. Why a courthouse should be
built in a town where court Is never held
the faithful representatives of the Amer
ican people do not condeecend to explain
But they evidently endeavor to reined:
this egregious error by erecting a 'ourt
house at Texar-kana. Tea, at a coat o
1110.W, Which s open for auch business
as may come before it. three days ir
the year. That the Federal judges ma:
be able to discharge their three days
arduous duty in a manner becoming t<
the enlightened people of Texarikana. th.
courthouse is replete with all moder
conveniences. elaborate court rooms wit,
unusual decorations; a robing chambe
for the judges; an elaborate office fo
the district attorney. grand jury rooms
Witness rooms. and other accommoda
tions and expensive appointments.
Just imagine the judge entering vit
great dignity and solemnity the rohi
rooms In the courthouse of Texarkank
adjusting his gown. entering the cour
room. hearing legal cases for three dat
and then rushing to catch the first trai
that will take him away from all th;
splendor' And remember that for th
balance of the year this magnificeni
structure remains vacant and still
monument to the selfish greed of lh
American Congress.
The people of Hoquian are entitled t
the everlasting gratitude of the peopl
of the country in calling attention to th
superabundance of pork In the portio
alletted to them.
Quite a Job for Senator Stone.
Editor of The Washington Herald
"Die Morgren Poste' daily Washingto
organ f the "imperial German- En
bassy . Is at it again, this tim.. a
parently. in conjunction with lion. Will
im J. Stone. chairman of the Senate Con
mittee on Foregn Relations. Senato
Stone. It seems is about to make a spee]
in the Senate wherin. with Korea as
fulcrum. he is going to draw the "dead
parallel" with regard to Belgium and P
pulverize the recent excoriation b' EjIh
Root, of the administration. for it, p.
phieness in not even protesting aga;ns
brutal and Inexcusable rape of Belgloi
by Germaitny.
Just how far the political utterances o
a Senator in Congress may sene tc
hoodwink the Teutonic hyphenated con
stitiency who comprise. after all. lee
than one-third of the citizenry of him owl
State. the undersigned does not preten
to know. One thing, however, he doe
know, and that is that the more tha
eighty mIllions of Amoerieatn citisens
BritIsh descent are not going to be foole.
by an attempted. end imiensible. deadi
parallel, even as limned by an America
Senator after the 'votes of the hypher
ated among us.
The treaty of November t:. 1141. sign.
by Great Britain. France. Prussia, Aus
tria-Hungary. Russia and Belgium itse
with Holland. recognased the indeper
dence of Belgium. and guaratiteed thu
the latter should form "an independer
and perpetually neutral state." Thb
treaty was superseded by the treaty<
April 19. 18. which ws solemnly signe
and ratified by the eame Identical pow-er
and wikich. in express terms, pledged a
of the signatories to the samne identiaa
declaration, to-wit: 'Belgium. within th,
limits specified in articles 1. 2 and 4. shas
form an independent and perpetuall
neutral state." During the Frano-Prug
sian war of 1870-1yi1, G,-eat Britain aigne
with both France and Prussia. respei
-lively, on August 9 and 00. l8"e, additions
treaties of guarantee of the neutrallt
of Belgium. Both of theme treaties so
etmnly declared that they were itntende
to further strengthen the existing guat
antees, and were in no wise intendedt
abrogate or supersede the treaty of Apr
19. 1833.
So far. the U~nited States was not
party tn the guarantes of Belgian net
trality, and was under no obligatii
legal or morel, towards Belgium in th,
regard. But we went uver to The Hagui
Octobcr 18, 19t'7. and together with Grem
jBritaln. France. Germany, Russia. etc
we signed a "*onvention respecting ti
rights and duties of neutral powers as
persoas in caae of war on land." U
rattaed that onventian Pebeuary 2
138 It reads: Chuapter L. "The Rigi
and Duties of Nrettl Powecs. Article:
IThe territory of neutral paves. is te
vieiabie. Artide 3. Bel~uinhi awe foi
Mee i to me t.05opa ereSepa <
maemism ef' w' er
aste tessssapa a emn see
m Herdd Express Their
rrent Topics.
A ILee a. The fat of a mestral power
'selod. seve by fetre. attempts to Vil
Ma amee'any mnot be reaedn s
a hnat."
Tat seaevaue. to whIAet we ae a
pa.ty, vise the nmstraSy at Neowmas
ine the esolma guarantee of the re
tie eivittsed world. Including the Umated
Sts, of Aicse. Mietiam pr-tet" to
the oialleed world; and. mareoer, sohe
At up as heroic sand satimat net .mwn
the brutal tnislatilet er bestriaty by
Germaay-a fight whica held he the
vast hordes of her a0vadere etr two -
weekah-hich enved Pare ad Caleb,
and which sade peadhte the battle at
the Marine. the true turnyad pet of th ,
war. Our govermesst. in aete of 6e
own soileme guarantee se ahre ats
eMpte. ent, and dld noet ewes put up a
wordy pretet manat this bruital vIola
tUem of the written law of atiens. Its
omMuct, in that regard. fully deervea
the eharacterization Paced upon at by
C4l. Ronsevelt. as "a piece of peadha..
meow infamy and potroemery
The war between Japan and Rusa
boga" a Chesobulpo, in Korea. The
ratted statee eover was a party tseany
treaty which guaranteed the "Adepen
dence and perpetgal neutrality" of
Korea. Before. and long before. Mr.
Youeng-Tchen ever had a word to may
to Mr. Root. Korea was "of the mnap'
b. her own treaty and with her own con
There is no possible parallel between
the two caets.
"Don't rock the 'oat, Mr Senator.
don't rock the boat. that is to may, if
you propose to "tackle' an intellect like
that of Elihu Root.
Ren teag the Bible.
Editor of The Washingtona H-erald: In
.news dispatches from New York. Vir
ginia and other States. I find that the
Anti-Saloon ipague. which claims to be
"the church in action." desires that wine
and other liquors shalh be marked
'poison "
Non the authority for the church is
the Bible. sld if the church Is to label
wine as aujtaon, then I would auggeet
that th.- hurch should so revise the
Bible as to Trke it consistent wlith the
Anti-Saloon .-ague's dctrnr by% subot -
tting the word "poison" for "win**
iwhereter the word "fine" appears in the
1 3ible
For itastance. there is I Timoth. oA.
which reise-d. would rend as follows
Drit no longer watr. but use a P!
tie 'poison for thy stomach s sake and
thine often innirmiItas"
Thei there a the slot, of the Good
Samaritan. which. if revised awould read
in part. Luka 1-34 as foho.s
And went to hnn and bound - h
I'wounds. louring in oil anid 'polo- and
st ilm upon his least and ought r.,am
to at inn an ltook care of him -
Thtn. too. here is the 104th Psalm.
verse 1- a hath. if re.ised. would rad
And potson' that maketh glad th
hteart of man. and oil to nake his face
to shim. and bread w-hich atrengtheneth
tians he-art."
AlI. t "her es Proverbs 3-10 In which
the is i, .nomtor of blessing and wh
at re a.d . otld read
so shall thy barns be fi.ed-a with
plent and th tesse. shat! !-rsa with
new poson '
Rut i n:1, I.r -nt-d-r I, the Anti
I-loon 1auo the tanch in acilon'
that Rib- ate a&, not wns at all-that
It was only nfermanted orape 'ulce. If
Ithis coontention it made- the" the re
I ision should .rovide for the use of "u'
fetmented t..ta jice' uhemet th.
od e' Ia used
Then w. read Epheaaans 1-11 rev.sed as
follw -
lie not dink aith -unfermented sta.,
3Ut if untfw mntted Mar '. I non
intoxicating vh th. warnmag aganst
lioing drunk w.th it"
n the %hole. perhaps. 1 would I )ust
as well for th. Anti-Salootn 1eague 'th,
church in ation. to g'te up alt refe.
.nc to ,he 11i6- It as w ritten befo,.
the Anti-SUloon, laattI was formed and
<11ann-t . expe. Led to, -eet the reoUre -
mnents of that -oganaration".
T M. GILa~il
PI aid.-ril National Model LI ,ene
tse icahe Petaleming.
Ed~tor of The Wash.ngton Herald The
dad, tntetpapers ia. for ten uae
giv, nmany detaile of tht attelpt m,
'hcasgt, to poison _l, an.-tt who attendet
a banquet In ho,, t the ar-chb.shot
of th, atholh. clrch There h,&a a'
been dlitotialo detnoun- ing that outrage
in tiecar c r, dai, and iolith -el
1, that h- or nder an, nti - I
have befa-r, m - sea-;i aha-u weekl
p rsjt ,. .ie of the m pulhlhe t --it ag,
under date of Yet-ar, an,; it nne
of theat do I find a atn, ithte tiews
or aditor-al -ommte l that sensational
affair in ahwago 1- days ag
This absene- of conment oan an at
tettmpt to tiurde ,-i urhrnen. in church
rapers ppear. at'Rnge- and ought to
Ia.ve oan aIe ton It might suggest
indiffeiene ot %it tart of some chutch
mnt-t as to what may happen to other
c- ahur hiaet hoes it' Are the edito:s
of Protestanit organs so dev-oted to thei
own tarticultir faith that the-y are indif
ferent to the attempt to murder a lot
of Catholi s' If that is the reason for
the absence or tomment in the Protestant
organs nsa ma boe able to explam what
Sman churoh leadets and editors have
Whole Body Affected. Skin in Blis.
ters, Itchy All the While.
IWould Scarcely Sleep.
"My haby had an awfsl eaeof
wa in M mad wso red ad m d.
- ad be could ham y ss d
to heate it towed.a ad Ms
dothing wald ette as l
It semed to he ltey eM the
wtate ad he una ad
madie it pwr weres Re
- was as BetlM ad ae as
he coud be ad ed
t g d S e
Thea I atorted to wee

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