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TUESDAY, APRIL 4. 1916.
A Line o' Cheer Each Day o' the Year.
By JOHN KENDRICK BANGS.
First printing of an original poem. written daiy
for The Washinir.on Herald.
Fair Easy Street is full of pain
If you've got there by Crooked Lane,
But if you've come from Smiling Squa-c
Along the road of Kindly Care,
And in your progress kept your feet
Without detours up Level Street.
I'm told 'tis full of pleasant pelf,
Tho' I don't know it for myself.
I've not lived much along its way
Since far back in my boyhood days.
Consistency may be a jewel, but it is easily
Some of the food for thought that is furnished
the public IsR't at all pure.
Billy Sunday has promised to come to Wash
itm icr an extensive and expensive campaign
Col. Roosevelt is said to be planning some
pohtical surprises, but if there is anything the
Colonel can't do it i, surprise anyone.
;e llows %h,) 'hought there would never be
geat w ar is beginning to icar now that
tI-e in:y ne.er he any more peace.
I ii'lhvan savs he doesn't like the idea
m to prize rights. But the old
u re1:cmher that if the modern
ng denatlred, so is the modern
\ ! ey pastor who kis-ed the -ecretarv
h has reigned, though it ap
n iht 1ase hld on to hi, job if the
Shadi't -et him her plotograph and a
cndy a i.ionth after the ki'sing.
Sbroke is the latest disaster to overtake
m to :-e El Pao dispatches. If this
::, m \y ect to hear next that all his
eid like his nustache and his
are iceding half a million quarts
e.ach day, as a result of their
n for higher prices. And
r !1 a Ie to get higrher prices fur
S ---1 thC prospect of so large
a:I will not run for governor
*:k anl h us to stay in 13 rlin "at least
t e' o the grcat war.' Soie persont
at conclusions .ill accept his statement
ae exidciie that there is to be no
1 n our diplomatic relations with Germany.
h re oen'ux Raincy says the United Stati
te l:.o-t i x -'y-cim of taxat:in in the
so:!.d, a d tl.at the t nderw% ood tariff i, really
l-2ier e.n th.an that of "darkest Euia." Even
hie statena nti regarded as soiewhat illogical
ob:u,ahly coiies as near to explaining the
Of the Trea,ury as anytliig else that
cr mthe arraachhr caipign.
yhun:an bcing with two ideas abuxe a
L -tot know, t!hat Congress is just as anxious
i joun before the convention as the President
dciarC Speaker Champ Clark. "Why in
c, nanie would Congress deire to remain
%\\ hmton c ee one day longer than is ab
recessary for the proper transaction of
T)ublic business?" No one will deny that Con
ess as a whole is anxious to get away before
convention time, but the chiei reason why it will
net is that each member will expect the others to
curtail their output of oratory while he thrills and
chghtens themi wxith his own.
'laicer <i the aero squadron in Mexico arc
icated as comptllaininug bittc rly of the failure oi the
givertnment to pirovide them with the necessary
machines. Capt. F'oulois declared that he asked
the government to supply larger and better
equipped aeroplanes, but instead of getting the
rnachines an investigation was started.
"'Ihese meni down i here are risking their lix es
ten tones a day and miore," said Capt. F oulois,
"but we are not ginen the equipment needed to
do this work at a minimum risk." And apparently
the failure to properly equip the squadron was due
to inexcusable negligence or indifference.
One of the investigators of the Russell Sage
Foundation has discovered, after a study of
nearly 700 sick wage earners who were apphci-ants
for charity, that "if we had real health among
our workers we would have less unemployment,
higher wages and better conditions." It's sur
prising what a lot we learn about the condition
of the poor and unfortunate as the result of the
investigatioais conducted by Narious endowed in
stitutions. And perhaps some day somec .very
rich man will leave a lot of money to be spent
in helping the poor and unfortunate that are now
the subject of inviagUi@ sad
Though the entente aies -42 to accept
Secretary Lansing's formal proposal that their
merchant ships be deprived of their defensive
armament, provided Germany agreed not to de
stroy them without warning, it appears that,
through an understanding with the United 'States
government the defensive armament of some, if
not all. of-the merchant ships of England and
France using the ports of this country, was re
noved. Now comes the announcement that, in
view of the record of Germany's submarines since
March r, the date on which they were to begin
to sink without warning all armed merchant ships
of enemy nations without warning, rapid-fire de
fense guns are to be mounted on British and
French merchantmen. That the allies are justified
in adopting such a course is indisputable. Since its
renewal Germany's submarine warfare has been
directed exclusively against the helpless merchant
men of enemy and neutral nations alike, and many
lives have been sacrificed and Americans have
been wounded, if not killed. In spite of Germany's
declaration that only armed ships would be at
tacked without warning her submarine command
ers have surpassed their former record for ruth
less, reckless brutality.
The allies are forced to arm their merchant
men for the protection of the lives of noncom
batants, Americans included, and their right to do
so under international laws and customs is un
questioned; in fact, twice since the war began it
has been formally and specifically recognized by
the United States in communications to the Ger
man government. This government is now con
fronted with evidence of the complete failure to
accomplish the object sought by the agreement
disarming merchantmen using our ports-the safe
guarding of the lives of noncombatants, including
American passengers and sailors-due to the
duplicity of Germany. The United States has
put itself in the position of placing the.se non
combatants at the mercy of their piratical under
sea foes, with horrifying results.
The announcement that the allies' merchant
men are henceforth to carry rapid-fire guns for
defense is notice to this government that it must
decide whether to absolve the allies fron their
agreement and restore to them their full rights
under international law and custom, or to exclude
their defensively armed ships from our ports. In
doing so it must abrogate its own rules, specifying
the character of the armament which it recognizes
as legally defensive, which have been forwarded
to Berlin twice since the war began. In justice
it cannot adopt this latter course; whether it
may do so without abandoning its neutrality is
open to serious question. To forbid the use of our
ports to all but vessels that have been rendered
helpless and easy prey for the German submarines
would obviously be to sacrifice American inter-'
ests and expose American lives to murderous at
It appears, therefore, that there is but one
course open to the government of the United
States. and that is to withdraw its demand that
the allies suspend the exercise of their unques
tioned right, which was based upon a faith re
posed, once again disastrously, in German as-:
surances. The Washington government may not:
take formal action until it is in possession of all
the available evidence in the cases of the Sussex,
the Manchester Engineer, the Englishman and the
other victims of piracy furthered by German diplo-i
matic trickery, but the American people may rest
assured that when it does act, it will not be to'
play into the hands of those who have beguiledj
us into the position of allies in their campaign ofi
butcherv that has not spared even our own citi-j
Plan for a Government Armor Plant.
In a communication addressed to members of
Congress the Bethlehem Sttel Company presents
some strong arguments against the proposal to'
incst $11,000,000 of the people's money in a
government plant for the manufacture of armor.
There is force in its contention that it would be!
unnecessary and unwise to spend so large an
:mTiuount in the construction of a new plant wheni
\isting facilities "can supply every need," and
lcre is promise in the assertion that the gov
erminent can buy armor "at least as cheaply as it1
can manufacture it for itself," supplemented byl
the definite proposals to reduce the price of armior
plate for the United States from $425 to $39a
ton, and to supply it at that figure for at least
fiv years, or to make armor plate for an indefi
nite period at "any price which the Federal Trade
Commission may name as fair."
Yet it is safe to assert that the Bethlehem
company has so far failed to discourage any con
siderable number of the lawmakers who are in
tent on building a government plant, because the
very vigor of its opposition to the project is cal
culated to create doubt as to its patriotic and un
selfish inspiration. Memfbers of Congress will not~
he impressed with the Bethlehem company's so-i
licitude for the $m,0ooo0o of public money, but1
they will not fail to recognize a very strenuousi
effort to keep the Bethlehem armor plant in opera-j
tion free from government competition, in spite
of the assertion that armor is the least profitable
of the company's products.
E way suggests itself, however, by which the
eompany may convince Congress. It asserts that
it has invested $7,1oo,000 in its arrror plant, whiehj
is capable of supplying every need, and which
yields in gross receipts an annual average of only
$I,418,993. Let the Bethlehem company offer to
sell the plant to the government at a figure con
siderably below the $r",ooo,ooo which it is pro
posed to expend, or even to lease it for a term of'
years. Then the Bethlehem company would give
proof of its absolute sincerity and' Congress could
put the government to work at once manufactur
ing armor and satisfying, in a measure, the long
ing of many of our statesmen for public owner
ship and operation.
Flying across the Atlantic is all very well, but
we should like to see in Uncle Samuel's equipment
just a few siachines more worthy of the men who
A man SO me day about the
ideas concerning refgion put ipto the hans, of
Young children. They do man tha anything
else to Injure religion'In the wied. They pre
pare the mind to disbelieve until the children
become mate. enough to think independently."
Then he told me this story: "When I was a boy
I was brought up in the conventional orthodox
way. I was encouraged to think that God was to
be feared, I began to look on him as my enemy.
Often, when I was alone, I would think about
that enemy of mine. I believed the time would
come when I should have to face him and I
used to wonder what I could do. I had heard
that it was impossible to meet him face to face.
But I didn't accept that notion. I really couldn't
believe that it was impossible to meet any one.
In time I began to think about ways and means
of getting ahead of God. Then I should be free
from the punishment I knew he had in store for
We both smiled at this childish fancy. But
the man evidently took a little pride in it; he
thought it was unusual that a child should think
of it and a sign of cleverness. And yet, it
seemed to me, that it was a kind of fancy that
many children entertained.
Through childhood many children are tor
mented by the fear of an enemy created by the
idea of God put into their minds by grown-ups
who ought to know better. Some children never
outgrow it. Long after they have -forgotten the
plcasant fancies of childhood, it haunts them.
There are those who believe there is good in
fear. The fear of God they associate with the
fear of sin. Indeed, most thinking about God is
a limiting of God. It attributes to God human
attributes. At all times when we hear religious
people talking about God we realize that they
are discussing an image of themselves. Even
some of the noblest ideas, carelessly accepted
through habit, may be misleading. For example,
one of Faber's beautiful hymns says that "there's
a wideness in God's mercy like the wideness of
the sea." But the wideness of the sea is a mere
physical concept. It can be measured, that is, it
can be limited. It is in itself a limitation. The
poet intended to convey the idea of wideness
in God's mercy far beyond human conception.
Perhaps God cannot really be thought of.
Perhaps God cdn only be felt. It is indeed feel
ing that makes people religious, that creates
what we call the idea of a God. The people who
feel most are likely to be those who think most
about religion, for all religion is essentially emo
Young people are usually taught that they
should love God. But where they associate Gid
with terror, it is impossible to feel love. To
then God is a shadowy . abstraction. Savages
have always been afraid of God. So has the
elementary people, living close to nature, like
And yet, in spite of the fear associated with
the idea of fear of God, it is to God people turn
when they feel that they need something to
sustain them. Those who consciously believe and
consciously have the thought that God is with
them always can defy the forces of life. It gives
a strange peace and calm. We find it more often
among wVomen than men. It smooths the hard
places in life for them. It helps them through
all the trials of the day. And yet it is curious
to observe at times how, by limiting the idea of
God, people make their belief a weakness instead
of a strength. There are those who, looking upon
God as their particular friend, convert him into
the enemy of those they condemn or dislike. The
blasphemy that we hear in profane words is not
the worst that rises to the heavenly throne. There
are those who believe God to be a, bigoted and
reengeful as they are themselves.
We hear people say of an enemy, "God will
punish him." What they mean is that they
would themselves inflict punishment if they were
God. They are the very people who place most
reliance on the mercy of God for themselves.
There are those who can thir!. of God only as
human. The reason is that they are unable, even
in imagination, to get beyond the human limita
tions. Sometimes they will go so far as even to
describe God. They will say that lie is old and
that ie wears a long beard. Here is one of the
most simple and elementary of all the ideas. Buf
it gives a vast amount of comfort. It is only as
people develop that they arc able to get into a
For what is most important is not the idea
of God. It is the feeling behind the idea. And
the simplest idea may be sustained by the most
profound and the most beautiful feeling. We
have been hearing a good deal about concepts of
God that are considered new. They really are
not new, however, they are simply new expres
sions of old concepts. For example, an increasing
number of people are coming to believe that God
is law. But what they call law is simply what
the orthodox people call the will of God.
A Practical People.
Ever since Presicent Taft miobilized the army
on the Mexican border, it has been evident that
an expedition into Mexico might at any time
become necessary. It has also been recognized
that campaigning in Northern Mexico would pre
sent peculiar difficulties, and that much would
depend upon prompt and sure location of bodies
of the enemy in the deserts and canyons of that
forbidding country. For this work modern science
had provided an extraordinarily effective arm in
the aeroplane. Every one knew that aviators
would encouinter exceptionally adverse conditions
for flying in the rarified air, subject to dusty
draughts from the high mountain valleys, with
few practicable landing places in the regions
where their services would be most needed. What
the situation demanded was a large corps of
aviators, with high-power machines and the most
reliable motors knowns to engineering. Now the
test has come-what showing do we make? We
find ouzzelves possessed of six aeroplanes, small
and low-powered, incapable of rising over the
mountain barriers, or of carrying sufficient fuel
and food to insure the safe return of the avia
tors after a scouting expedition. Of the six
aeroplanes, four are already out of commission,
and the chances are that before Villa is caught
the whole army air service will be extinct. A
practical people we are indeed.-The New Re
Wrong to Abeadem Philippines.
To abandon the Philippines is foolish and
wasteful from a commercial standpoint. Not only
are those islands payiag their own way, but the
are a somee of n~rcial profit, and this pd
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(Copyright. 1916, by The M4
secial 14etiee.-Jheae articles are tally
Iampe. a severe penalty for lafring
In February. 166, their Committee on
Reconstruction safety in the saddle, the
Republican leaders found themselves i
direct conflict with the President, and
the fight for which they had made ready
The Act of March, 185, which had
established the Freed'men's Bureau. had
limited its operation to one year. On the
6th of February. 1866. a bill passed the
houses continuing It indefinitely, and a
the same time largely Increasing its
powers. It made any attempt to obstruct,
interfere with, or abridge the civil righta
and Immunities of the freedmen a penal
offence, to be adjudged and punished by
federal military tribunala
The President vetoed It He declared
that he withheld his assent both be.
cause the measure was calculated to in
crease the restlessness and uneasiness of
the negroes and delay their settement to
a normal way of life, and because it had
been passed by a Congress in which the
southern States were not represented;
and so joined issue directly with the
men who had set the houses In a way
of mastery. An attempt to pass the bili
over his veto failed.
The full party vote was not yet at the
command of the radicals; some still held
off from an open and final breach with
But not for long.. The President was in
a mood as bitter and defiant as that
of the extremest radical of the con
By sheer rashness and Intemperance he
forced the consolidation of the majority
against him. In a public speech uttered
on the 22d of February, an anniversary
of hope and good omen, he spoke of the
majority in unmeasured terms of de
nunciation. and of its leaders by name,
as men who themselves entertained some
covert purpose of disloyalty to the gov
The Herald's Army
Latest and Most Complete News
By E. B. JOHNS..
All of the troops that Great Britaiin
hais sent into the mar on the westr
frontier with the exception of the regu
lar army and the Australian organiza
tions have received from .ix to nine
months' training at the concentration
camps in England and Havre, France.
This includes the Canadian troops, that
were partially trained at the beginning
of the war and the British territorials.
These statements are based on the re
port of military observers of the War
'oliege. Even the German troops. ac
cordiqg to the reports of the observers,
are being given additional training be
fore they are sent into the trenches.
"A camp for recruit training." says
the report in commenting upon the man
ner in which new levies are being han
died in Germany, "was established at
Beverloo, Belgium. for a course of eight
weeks' training especially in firing and
combat exercises following the prelim
nary training at home stations. 'apactty
of the camp is 2..s0 animals and '
men. Similar depots for increased train
ing in essentials of the character of war.
fare experienced were established
throughout Gernany, the course of each
being eight weeks. Mien were trained to
tre from trenches and trees. practicing
concealment. They were trained in the
construction of types of trenches.'
This is a remarkable dtscovery accord
Ing to army omeivers. when consideration
is given to the intensified training whilt
the German soldier receives at hom
upon being called into servce. The mini
mum training for German soldiers is tw,,
years, yet it appears that the demand.
of the great European contlict make it
necessary to give the German soldiers a
special course of eight weeks. The supt
plementary training as such sa the Na
tional Guard of this country gets in
three years and it is more intense than
any troops would submit to in times of
Despite the fact that the training pe
riod for the French soldiers before the
war was three years. a new course of
training for the troops at the front has
been reported by the military observers
of the War College. The French troops
spend three days in the trenches, three
days in cantonments exposed to bom
bardment and six days in the quiet, can
tonments. They are then sent twelve
days in the. second line of reserve where
they are subjected to a rigorous course
of special training.
Says the report to the War College:
"Whil. In the second line for twelve
ays a fifteen-kilometer march is had
each day, and company battalion ot
regimental maneuvers. Bayonet fencing,
throwing petards, reversing parapets of
trenches, crawling, running, target prac
tice, and machine gun practIce ytilize
the entire period in the second line. One
half of the French army drills while the
other half guards the trenches."
The training of the French infantry i
especially intensified under the new
plan which has been adopted since the
beginning of the war. One report says:
"The infantry is trained to organize and
arry out the assault of three lInes of
trenches in rear of their positions to re
emble German trenches in their front
and on terrain similar to that in their
fronts. Maen are trained to rush 100 kilo
meters and lunge at figures dressed as
German soldiers in the trenches used for
According to the reports of the observ'
ers the Canadian troops, many of whomT
had service in the National Guard 0f
this country, were treated as raw re
ruits when they reached England. This
accounts for the complaint that the
Canadians made that they were not be
ing sent to the front. It will be re
alled that the Canadian expedition was
iven a period of training of a mionth
to six weeks before it sailed for Eng
"Although the Canadian contingent."
rports one of the observers. 'had some
training before sailing, the first expe
itioni of 31.150 men was sent to canmp at
Basbuy Plain for six months' addi
tional training. One regimnent was giw
en only two months in England s~ad two
months in France before being p1.05d
i the trenches in February. 191!. It
was composed largely of meni wilh
previous service in the- regular army or
Sotht Africa. Other than this regiment
the personnel and training of the Cana.
dians is said to have been interior to the
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nteut with the President through
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preteeted'Id,er the eopyria-ht laws. whieb
E1est by an either entire er is part.
ment. planning to make it a government,
not federal, but consolidated and un
limited In power-it might be even en
couraging some criminal deed against
himslIf such as had once already re
moved an obstacle, from the path of their
Accommodation between himself and
the houses was once for all impossible.
It was as if he had openly declared war
upon then: and their temper hardened
to crush him.
Though the effort to pass the bill for
the continuation of the Freedmen's Bu.
reau had failed in the Senate, the houses
had in their very hour of failure sent
to the President and published to the
country a concurrent resolution In which
they announced that no senator or rep
resentative would be admitted from any
State held to have been in insurrection
until Congress had upon its own terms
and Initiative declared it entitled to rep
Having heard his hitter speech of the
22d. they moved forward to execute the
programme of their Committee on Re
const ruction with a new spirit of mastery.
In March they sent to the President a
.Cixil Rights" bill which declared "all
persons born in the United States, and
not subject to any foreign power,"
citizens of the United States; denounces
severe penalties against interference with
the civil rights of any class of citizens;
and gave to officers of the United States
the right to prosecute to the courts of ali
United States the exclusive right to try,
all such offences-meaning thus to put
the negroes upon a footing of civil
equality with the whites in the South.
The President vetoed the bill, as both
unwise and In plain excess of the con
stitutional powers of Congress.
Temerrews The Fesins lavasie.
and Navy Department
>f Service and Personnel Published
It iant after four and a half months
of training at Saliebury Plain. The Sc
ond iviin. was tnt .nt to Fr ne un
tII Sept-nmer, 191i, The two diviin
with authorized stringth of 4 m0sn men
haNve met havy casualtis sud as Ce
leted mn are transei-rr-d t, them to
replace losses. It repres-ent_ the strength
which Canada can maintain in the tld
in view of the preliminary training gIn
en in Canada and suppl'mentary tram
Ing in England and France. before troops
employted at the front. Such strength
aas not reached at the front until afte-r
fourteen months of war.'
The British centra. training camp at
Ifavre. France. is described by the
observers as *-the last word in practica.1
infantr., training for the character of
the warfare peculiar to the situation in
Northn e--rn Fran e." It was estab
llshed in the summer of 1i15 when the
military authorities of Opreat Britai
r-cognized that only with highly trained
troops could the great German war
machine be successfuly resisted
All men tating the camps.' :t is
stated by the Abserver. 'were pubjectod
to tests and not permitted to go to the
front until found proficient by the orn.
mandant. Maj. It. F. W'hinney. Royal
"F1:siliers. Instructors are experienced
officers and noncommissicned officer,
r-turned from active service In the
trenches, some of them recuperating from
wounds or sickness. In addition a
very good ofticer is selected from each
divisiot it ti front and detal el for a
tour of two months as an invtructor.
'The course inludes musketry. en
trenching. first aid, pack saddlery.
bayon'-t fencing, bombing, riveting, con
struction of obstacles, particularly barhed
wire entanglements, machine gun rt'ac
Pice, the disahling of guns, and com:dut
If artillery fire.
"In musketry, targets represent Ger
man hilmets barely visible over a parna
pit. hobbing up over a front of severa:
hundred yards. Trenches of patterns
found best at the front are built faced
by trenches similar to those used by the
Germans. Men under Instruction occu
py these trenches twenty-four hours t,
test the knowledge of what they han
been taught in lectures. Men are taught
to throw dummy bombs from a narrow
fire trench into trenches in froit and t
advance in specitled formations of small
groups or squads "clearing pockets" he
tween the traverses of an%- h-cr e v - 2
pants by 'lobbing' bombs into .uch
pockets. They are taught to hurl 1vi'
bombs and shown how to avoid amcI
dents. relievilng men in fire trenches.
formation for asaault. bringing up sup
ports, attacking hostile trenches occu
plied by dummy 'Germans,' which must
he bayoneted or bombed."'
Advices from ManIla to the sdjutant
ge-neral of the army mire t' the effect
that the transport Sihermani arrinid
Manila on April 2 wIth twe-nty-tv nffi
cers and 4fl casuals.
Aminen,. arrived Snit4.nICte lana. Arni 1.
Birmingham,. suied for Key ' Wet. Atte iaBu
mes, arrived iimmitotwn B,. Ape1 ' Caesar,
m.aiiid for Ilanptosn Il-de. A'u'dn 2. e'r .' a r
rived San Dihegn.iArni- ' c-sem. s-Het f-s
PhIiladielp-hia. April i. Iaie. ,--mi' etstan At-r
I; Glacser, arrived Gua na \-larcmih Stiai kwr
sared Wasinngwa. April Z.'easll, arrioe<I
Smtihtown Bay, Am-il 2; Ner'o, arrieed Cntmamas.
April 1; (Orian, arr'tved Gluantnhmo., Aprilt I; iiaark,
arrivead Hagiton Rtna.a Apoil 2; Pru=tln--, ar
rivsd Tmpkinevitle, April 2; iioth Dakota, ar
etved Asa Fi'andse., April 1: P'tandidh. srrived
Annapolis. April 1; 's4as=es= smiled for Onsi.
The. &cas.o at thne Chtarston yrd. will
lease absot tir hi1th istant itr t'rt Iter-al. C.l
and Key West. I-i.. amid t'nce, withk the
I odnaghan in tnw. to tine tnarlesyton -aid.
ORttLims Ti)*F Kit'i-'~
IOmmader E. H. (ampieti. detachied to om
lieut. Ujimir grade) E. Rl. 1Tnnpm, deaced
Liast. Quator wads) H. W. Boratoa, da-ed~
Updn time renemmsenti e4ms thei'of Sngna
Ofier. y'iPEs dit. Iiiank I' Lebgn it 5'a
lk). ha detailed mider the risins of s~-oti
of sa set of tiongree asproewd Jaly IS. M.4. ii
the sistion sectiam of the iaem OSrps. raied
a5s a-one mitry aviateor with the rask of
m ad wiii ~mId to aSm D& (a..
as -es tb # e
Mimruammms.a i. .a . _
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Mexico City. March E.-Ther. aft law
and order in Mexico City, but tby only
exist becaing they ar enforced with an
The safety of the citismes is not pre
served by a policenan's dub as in other
countries. No. indeed. It is esserved
and inforced by a loaded rifle.
The setual condition hers is wsl Inue.
trated by an incident that occurred the
night I arrived. Dr. Manuel Garnin in
the head of the antignarian department
of Maico and the chief inspector of al:
the ruins in the republic. He is a grad
uate of Columbia University and a high
ly cultured gentleman. We traveled ur,
from Vera Crus together. as Dr. Gamio
was on his way home from Washington.
where he had been a delegate to the
Pan-American Congress and was the
first bigh Mexican official of the Car
rane. government to be received by
In the railroad station in Mexico (Ifty
there was an annoying wait, as a rule
had Just gone into effect that the bag
gage of all arriving passengers must be
examined for firearms. There was no
end of confusion and delay, for the ears
were packed as full as they could hold
and we were all huddled along the plat
form with hardly elbow room.
stickler* for Hours.
The train arrived on Time at % p. it
Dr. Gamio left his hand luggage with me
on the platfrrm and went to see th.
bN9ahre master to try and get our trunks
thriugh as soon as possible. Being a
govetrnent official. he naturally had a
pull lie came boack with the cheerful
announcement that the baggage roomo
was closeed anti -oerybody gone. The
shit up o shop a!, 4iIt promptly at six,
although at just that hour the onY im
portant train of the whole day, the or.e
from Vera Cru. was due to arrive Tie
haggage car wa- not even unloaded until
the next morning at oclI-ck. and then
if your trunks happ.n-d to e- at th.
bottom of a p11 'ou must ne-ed wa1
until all the triks *on top ,f it had ee-n
iall-I for a1nd talk':, aua' Peo--ple ha, e
tl-en kfTi waHi im: ne-r;' two days be
fore r-gtt:ig th.-ir baggae
All of eih I. tv.-mav M-xican
We 'ood hi -inu the croadad plat
form and aied fir son h-ur and a hah!
he for, an I, -t-r am, a--.. Ir to Teek
'n our ho roJ moak sr, the % uer
not f'll-d nith atonati , While we
werr swa rig 1lr Gamni, said
Lo--k out for pickpor-kets. There are
lots of thIeves here heep your hand on1i
your pockth-,k and al.-. keep your eye
on y-ur i-a They will steal anything
that is not watheod
Th -' :e t t had puiled or IreTin
ac k,10 ju st then ar-i a -e w-,in s'
the ro, - the p aionn it to -I
tcra -i uF A Troit Ilatr Dr Gam-.
xclaimed. 'h'Whrci- my bag" It I
Sure eno-:h it had1 A large. neaw and
r dress vi! a-- ad vanish-;
in a two rin g I! I i boeen snatt bed is1
th,- mmnitnt h- ha- raued his eyte t
wtat- h the po a-in.: engmn,
II'- <li i- ry thing possible to stop an-I
catch ti..- 1- , utA all to. no avail T -
miiopie-ctirs and guards were iotified hI'
no, trac- of Lag or thief was fount
I protmptly nat on my gri; anu stayed
there until we wsere relased. The doctor
ga- his up for rood eli had some
ofil al reports in it 1rm Washington.
1h:,h he ated to, lose.
A f-s days later. I saw him in his
ofhce in tho- Natimnal Mlusem
Tramed by Books.
"An- trace of your grip?" I asked
"<,h. yes! I have found it." he replied
'ou see. there were some books in it
;rinted part:y in SPanish and partly in
English and I was sure the thief uould
,-n. tr-y to nel: them to some second
hand bookstore. So I had a!! such shot
notilied at once In two days we caug'
the thief. He confessed. and eventua!
I will get ever-thing hack except the
official papers which he had burned n
his room '
"Was the thief ore of those. peons
who pestered a. to -ar- l:ggage'
"Not at al! It wa, the engineer of
the train lie snat-cEd the grip as the
unne went by But he had an aroomr
-ienc. cue of ti-e aodi-e" who guarded
us from attai- on the way up lie
passed the hag to the se die' who took
:t out of the statIon w rt uesion'
"What wz'l he done to them
"The s-Ilder 1 to be shot tomorrow
uithout trial The engir- 4- te have
a i:ial. bt he will unque,ional be.
shot afterward '
That gIves you a good ido of I -st
how things are hi
Any one ish is esight sea-rg i le
ulque or count--feiting is shit i on,
ThCy alwsna rXeute them a! r o I
I dn I -ioi p-- iee is a nchi - oac
wtithout ta -- era! meeting the death per
ai: Peope i n:-.g in the suburl- o -
ruently hear the shots of the rtn(
soluads Gen. (onzales. the milita- ro-.
irno. i o tund to maintain reer lire
i he h-as 7 inloot 1.alf the popuatior
in a , a. potirl and e-onomi
-nse, corng from Yucatan to Mtext, ,
is l.1- comm from the sunlight Into the
The mrusket I- still mighty hem.
.--n't you suppose a woman a-aits
1 : rivilege of making her own will'
lie-No. I think she would prefer tha
of breaking her butoband'a-Baltimorm
"My voice is for we- "But saRr yo
willing to offer the rest of yourself-'
Wounded Boldier--Tee, they got twenty
four bullete out of me' Tbey ought to
have sent me to the nmnttion depot
not to a 'opita'-London Opinion
"Y hate he'" "What has she dotne
now?"-The says site Is .'ust <limg to
have her sweet heart meet me'--Who
Ishould consider that a c-ompltiment'
'Perhaps you might. but I don't cnsid'
myself so ugly as to he ertirely basen
less. "-Houston Post.
Pioture Fiend-Where can Y se a good
moving picture today
Hecr F'riend-See 'The fAst Days of
Pictur- l-..nd-Hlow did he die"
Hier F-rndi-I ami not certain, hunt I
undtiersisi. I it was trim an eruption.
Congressmtan Hull, of Iowa. sent frec,
seeds to a constituent in a franked enve
lope, on the corner of which were th.
usual words. "Penalty for private iuse
SE0." A few days later he received a lt
lt which read
"I don't know what to do about those
gardern seeds you sent me. I notice It is
$3in line for private ust- I don't wanit '
use them to' puP-Ic. I want to tian
them in my priv-ate garden. I can't s
ford to pay $3t' for the privilege. Wor i
you see if you can fix it so I can use
them privately? I am a law-abtatzi
citimen. and do not wrant to oc"nt an y
crime.''-Ch ristlan Reg=s=er.
as/ERYONE viita Wahingt
wishes to take away someehisg a a
remembrance et the vii to the N.
tion's Capital, er a a gift for fritend.
ist the aim of the Natteal Re
membrmmee Shep te supply sc
thiuga s ss avesa that ehall haes
-em artstier -set
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