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To be good is noble; but to teach
others how to be good is nobler
and less trouble.
Mark Twain.
Absolute Power
A bill in the New York legislature for the re
organization of the police system of New York city
is encountering opposition from two sources. It
has been culled the Goethals bill because Colonel
Oucthals, when he was invited to become head of
the New York police department said he would
consider the offer only, on the condition that he be
given absolute control over the department, similar
that that which he exercises in the canal zone.
Though the negotiations of the New York adminis
tration were broken off by his acceptance of the
governorship of the canal zone, the police bill, in
accordance 4 with his suggestions was presented to
the legislature and has been energetically pushed
by Mayor .Ylitehel.
The bill leaves policemen of all grade no re
course asainst- the will of the head of the de
partment. When discharged they are denied a hear
ing; they have no appeal. The bill s fought by
some who believe, perhaps honestly, that the pro
posed power is too absolute to be put into the
hands of one man. They would perhaps, not object,
if the power were to be exercised by Colonel Goe
thals but it might fall into the hands of men who
would use it as wrongly as a somewhat similar
power was used by Tammany at its worst, when
a conscientious and vigilant policeman could be
"broke" at the wink of an influential dive keeper.
The criminal . lement opposes the bill in the fear
that the power might be lodged' in the hands of an
efficient and incorruptible head of the department.
An interesting question is presented. We must
confess that there are not many Colonel Goethuls
in this world. At any rate, not many have been
discovered. There are as honest men hut there
are few such combinations of honesty and efficiency.
Colonel Guctlials was the right man in the right
place in the canal zone. He would be the right
mxn in the right place anywhere. But an instru
ment put into his hand to give the greatest play to
his efficiency would be a dangerous w capon in the
hands of another, r ,
If his exercise if his great power had proved
a disastrous experiment in the canal zone it could
have been quickly abandoned by President Roose
velt who instituted the experiment. But the head
of the New York police force, backed by a city .ad
ministration and buttressed by a law which could
not be quickly icpeaied or amended, would he able
to do much harm in catse he did not turn out to be
a Colonel Goethals. "
Within two weeks We will have a man in Phoe
nix, clothed with similar power, but he will be in
this favorable position if he is not capable of ex
ercising it properly he may be immediately removed
by the administration and if the administration
should refuse to remove him, it would be subject
to recall.
There is no doubt that such power and undivid
ed responsibility, safeguarded as it was in the canal
zone and as it is here, is productive of the great
est efficiency but we are inclined to agree with the
New York objectors that it is a very dangerous
tiling there.
Reckless Driving
One of the immediate needs of the city is an
increase of"' the number of motor cops on North
Center street by two, to, catch the violators of the
speed ami other traffic ordinances. The county
should have two on North Central avenue beyond
the city limits. These officers would not have to
be maintained .indefinitely, only long enough to
throw the fear of the law into the hearts of insane
drivers. A stiff jail sentence or two, imposed by
the police court or a Justice's court would go a long
way toward stopping this dangerous form of out
lawry. We punish burglars severely when we
catch them hut no burglar except him who goes
prepared to kill if interrupted, is so much a menace
to the community as many of the drivers along
this boulevard.
Any magistrate who should deal leniently with
one convicted Vf reckless automobile driving ought
to be debarred from holding office in this com
munity again. The new city government would
furnish us with an earnest of its good intentions
and efficiency by taking hold of this matter at its
first meeting, i '.
The two motor policemen we have are vigilant
and do all that two men can do, but they cannot
wutch the long stretch of road which so many
ore using as a race track to the peril of life and
limb of others who frequent that thoroughfare on
business or pleasure. Traffic in the business dis
trict is well regulated and it should be so outside
that district. I
Elgin Butter
The town of Elgin, Illinois, which we believe,
the watch-making industry first made famous has
lost its identity completely in the business of but
termaking. Elgin is no longer the name of a town
hut the name of a grade of butter whose manufac
ture is without geographical boundaries. All the
Elgin butter is not made at Elgin and we suppose
that some of the butter made there is not Elgin
Formerly the butter made at the dairies there
was known as Elgin butter. The Elgin industry
spread until it came to embrace all of northren Il
linois, southern Wisconsin and several counties in
Michigan. All the butter within that district of
the same grade, fixed by the Elgin, (not the town),
board of trade, was known in the market as Elgin
butter. igjg
Now, the rules of the hoard of trade have been
recently revised, so that the name Bagin can be ap
plied to any butter which comes up to the require
ments of the Elgin call board. It may be made
anywhere in the I'nited States, but it must conform
to the Elgin standard, W-i points perfect on a scale
of 100. It must be fresh-churned and must be of
fered for sale by a member in good standing of
the Elgin board of trade. The board members are
found in all parts of the United States and are not
all at Elgin and vicinity, otherwise, the butter,
qualified in other respects could not conform to the
"fresh -churned" requirement.
We learn from this how valuable is a well es
tablished reputation. The Salt River Valley already
has a national reputation for its oranges, so that
in the eastern markets the best California oranges
pass for Arizona oranges. We should build up a
similar reputation for all other products of the val
ley, its cotton, its dates, its olives so that the ex
cellence of any of them would be identified with the
Salt River Valley.
Ohio Farm Loans
While this government is investigating rural
credit systems abroad and experts are filling pages
with arguments in favor of such a system in this
country, Ohio has a rural credit plan of twenty
years standing, of the measure of the success of it
we are not informed but it must have been found
successful for it has commended itself to eighty-two
of the eighty-eight counti es of the Buckeye state.
More than $12,000,000 is now out among Ohio farm
ers, more than sixteen per cent of all the farm
loans in the slate. These loans are made through
building and loan associations, that is, so-called
building and loan associations though they are really
farmers' land banks. What rate of interest the farm
ers have to pay we do not know, but if it is no
less than the pievai'in? rate the borrowers have
she advantage of no- being at the mercy of lV;
caprice of individual Iciuins.
There is perhaps not ; s much helpfulness in
the Ohio system as in he German and oilier E'.ii-
pean systems which ar-; conducted less as money
rvaking enterprises than in make things easier fcr
the farmer.
Looking at The Republican war map yesterday
morning we fail to see what the Mexican trouble is
about, who's doing the fighting. There are no com
batants anywhere except rebels and as the rebels are
not fighting among themselves, they are not really
combatants. That war map is the most peaceful
scene we have gazed upon for many a day. It needs
only the presence of Mr. Bryan with the peace doves
building nests and laying eggs in his back hair. We
suspect that our old friend Villa has gone into the
map-making business.
We also think that English army officers should
not owe their military eminence merely to the fact
that they are the scions of more or less noble houses.
There was a time when English knights rode the
horses and the yeomen and the peasants did the
foot work. But that was a time when the knights
did more of the actual fighting than the officers do
now, thanks to the invention of gunpowder which
blew a whole lot of chivalry and other foolishness
To find the right man for the job is an old and
ever-pressing problem in uptle of parades and mass
' meetings of the unemployed. It now appears from
investigation and observation, however, that the
search should be directed toward finding the right
job for the man. In other words, employers have
found that instead of the old policy of "hiring and
firing" until the right man is discovered, it is worth
while to give some study to individual adaptability
with a view to discovering what work a given man
can do best.
Excluding drones who are beyond redemption, it
has been found that men who were a failure and
who would not, even if allowed to do so, stay in
one line of work have made valuable employes in
some other line.
One industrial concern believed it worth while
to investigate this theory and asked every man who
left its shops or who was recommended for dis
missal to say why he was resigning, or yhy he was
not doing better work, and whether there was work
that he would like to do and felt that he could do
well. A majority of the replies indicated that dis
satisfaction or unsatisfactory service was due to a
misplacement of men rather than to shiftlessness or
actual inefficiency. Electric Railway Journal.
If I must fail to be of worth,
If I a losing race must run.
If I must fall unto' the earth
With not a deed of value done;
If I must miss the victor's crown,
For which all humans here are vying,
I shall not whine, if when I'm down
It can be said I fell while trying.
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I'd rather have men say I lost
But made a gallant fight for it
And with my failure paid the cost.
Than speak of me as one who quit.
And though I find the hill too steep.
And fall, when in the dust I'm lying.
This consolation I would keep:
That though I fell. I fell while trying.
Detroit Free Press.
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The police of Akron, (0.) in petitioning for a gymnasium at their
central station point out that through lack of exercise they have become
far overweight The cartoonist has suggested a few ways in which these
portly policemen may reduce without putting the city to the expense of a
sew gym, -
Farm Notes
We have a letter from a young lady who says
that she got stung by a matrimonial bureau and
wants to know if there is any redress. None that
we know of, Bertha. The more fact that you drew
a prize with feet like a premium ham and a face
that would curdle the ink in a fountain pen is no
reason why the courts should restore your furni
ture and pristine innocence. The matrimonial bu
reau has padlocked many a winsome widow with
a 911-inch waist to a lean soak with a hop breath
that would file the trimmings off the chandelier,
and he had about as much chance of redress as the
man who bucks the board of trade with a lead dol
lar.. The courts are not designed to protect females
who can't tell a real man from a link of summer
The safety pin is the greatest invention since
the discovery that a robust wart answers every
purpose of a bone collar button. There is no neces
sity for a man to become shoulder bound wearing
binding twine galluses when he can snap a safety
pin to his liver pad and go about in perfect com
fort. Tou can hook a pa ir of jeans to a pique vest
with a string of open-jawd safety pins anil dance
every set on he menu with the sweet confidence
that they will be harder to shake off than a union
suit. The man who rivets a pair of peek-a-boo
stockings to his shin bone with a safety pin will
never be arrested for exposure of a scrawny biceps.
Nothing will put a sleep walker behind his schedule
quicker than to clamp him to his couch with safety
pins which have a grip like a brother Mason who is
trying to pass you a gold brick. A friend of ours
who was ribbed up with brass safety pins was
thrown on the operating table with a P. l. Q. call
for appendicitis, and before they charged him with
ether they had to unlace his bodice with a blow
pipe. The safety pin sticketh tighter than a book
agent on a 0 per cent, commission.
It is inconceivable why San Francisco people
should not realize that their interests lie in aiding
the government to establish a new navy yard on
San Francisco bay. Persistent demand for the re
tention of the Mare Island yard will lead to the lo
cation of a new station at San Diego or some other
place than San Francisco on the west coast. In that
event, the appropriations for enlargement and im
provement year by year will go to that establish
ment and the yard at ISremerton, for the Mare Is
land yard is not entitled to. and should not receive,
much more of the public funds. It is a yard en
tirely unsuitable for the purposes of the repair and
docking of the big ships, and it is an extravagance
to maintain it for the benefit of small vessels. It
is in the third class, despite the vast sums which
have been periodically lavished upon it. Impartial
judgment of those who are not controlled by any
such silly motives as Mr. Curry ascribes to naval
nfflcers is unalterably against Mare Island as a
station of value in any sense, to the navy, and for
what there Is in it for themselves commercially and
in a purely selfish way the better off they will be.
In the meantime, futile agitation is not strength
ened in equality by such allusions as that in which
Mr. Curry has discourteously indulged. lie can not
hope by such a form of "argument" to convince the
members of the naval committee, while the comfort
he affords his constituents must be' one in proportion
to their lack of intelligence. The conservative citi
zens fo San Francisco, who may be regarded as rep
resentative, must regard Mr. Curry's attempt to de
stroy naval criticism of the Mare Island Navy Yard
as the veriest twaddle. Army and Navy Register.
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Consideration J
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TV-yin s out Cck. lil eussetts
They do not sow, they do not reap, they do
not shear the gentle sheep, or milk the sad-eyed
cow; they do not build, they do not till, they toil
not in the noisy mill, nor guide the mule-drawn
plow. We've heard them tell us we are grand,
the bone and sinew of the land, and we have
cheered and grinned; but words were all we ever
got from all that smiling statesmen lot, for all they
sell is wind. We take our produce to the store, and
haul it twenty miles or more, to get provisions
tinned; but statesmen get all things they need,
the very finest goods, indeed, and all they pay is
wind. We work till we are halt and blind, and if
we get a month behind, threats in our ears are
dinned; but statesmen do not work at all; they
loaf in palace and in hall, and square the bill with
wind. They drink the noblest wines of Spain, and
eat the butter of the Dane, and fruits from tropic
Ind: the luxuries of every land are evermore at
their command, and all they pay is wind. What
chumps we are, to toil -and strain, and worry till
we go insane, supporting such a group of parasites,
who live at ease while we are spavining our knees
to get the children soup!
The fifteen-inch gun, which now becomes
though for how long no one knows the standard
weapon of British battleship armaments. Is the
heaviest weapon now carried, or intended for car
riage, in modern fleets. It weighs ninety-six tons
and fires a shell of lil.'.O pounds, with a muzzle ve
locity of B."i."i feet per second, and the projectile is
capable iif penetrating nearly six feet of wrought
iron at the muzzle, and just over two feet of tough
ened steel at a range of two miles.
Twenty-five years ago three battleships were
built for the navy (Sans Pareil. Victoria and Ken
bow) aimed with two IB.L'5 110-ton guns, but these
fired a shell of only 1S00 pounds, while the pro
jectiles of the famous "Woolich Infants" slxteen
inch eighty-ton muzzle loaders mounted in the old
battleship Inflexible, launched in 1876 weighed 100
pounds less.
The two battleships which Germany is laying
down this year will carry the same armament as .
the Queen, Elizabeth eight fifteenrinch and sixteen
six-inch. The Krupp fifteen-inch gun, however,
fires a shell of only lHT.")1, pounds, so that they will
be considerably inferior in weight of broadside to
the British ships of the 1912 program. London
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That is a very informing letter publisned this
morning from Forecaster Xeifert. Everybody is in
terested in the weather. There is nothing else
which we so much discuss and so promptly forget.
Mr. Neifert reminds us from records what has been
doing for a long series of years in the matter of
floods in the Connecticut valley. ,
He confirms, what the Courant has frequently
asserted, that great snows are more likely to fade
quietly away than to make disastrous floods, while
our great freshets come from heavy rainfalls, lie
proves this by a long string of data, which people
prone to weather arguing should cut out for refer
ence and (when it helps) for confirmation.
If we get a phenomenal flood this spring, it
will be due to rain yet to come more likely than to
the snow already on hand (and foot, too). Hartford

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