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TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4, 1914
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forming without witnesses what one
might be capable of doing before all
The Political Line-Up
The Hon. Thomas Taggart of Indiana is, in many
respects, not the most admirable figure in American
politics, but he has an unbroken record as an acute
forecaster of political events and is accounted, even
by his enemies, to be a man who always knows what
is going on. Mr. Taggart was in Washington the
other day and in an Interview expressed the positive .
opinion that the contest in Indiana this year is be
tween the democrats and the progressives.
Says he: "The progressives have outdistanced the'
republicans in Indiana. They unquestionably hold
the second place in the politics of the state. When
ever a progressive goes back to the republican party
the republican leaders and newspapers try to get
the utmost advantage out of it by making a mighty
noise over the conversion, but my observation is that
very few of them are going back.
"The contest for the senatorial toga lies between
Ben Shively and former Senator Beveridge."
In giving tq the progressives the "second place"
In Indiana, Mr. Taggart was either speaking from the
figures of 1912, r as a democrat. Only the election ,
this year will determine the exact position of the
progressives whether they witl be in first or second
But, passing over this matter as something yet
to be determined, the line-up in Indiana will be much
the same as it will be in most other parts of the
country, except in such states as Wisconsin, where
progressive republicans will be arrayed against
democrats, and in New York, where progressive
republicans and progressives of all parties will be
pitted against reactionary republicans and reactionary
The New York situation, by the way, has not
been generally understood throughout the country
President Roosevelt's endorsement of H. D. Hinman
has been misrepresented, and in many quarters has
been misunderstood as a recommendation of fusion
with the republicans. Mr. Hinman, on the contrary,
was not recommended as a republican candidate,
but as a fit man to be a .candidate against the
Barnes element and against the Murphy element.
He is equally distasteful to both these leaders.
"Mr. Hinman himself declared, before his endorse
ment by Colonel Roosevelt, that he would enter both
the republican and the progressive primaries, some
thing that could be done in New York and many
other states, but could not be done in Arizona under
our primary laws. Mr. Hinman further declared
that he would seek a nomination "from the masses,"
so that he will go before the people as the candidate
of the people rather than as the candidate of any
. But, generally throughout the country, apd espec
ially in the south, the line will be drawn distinctly
between the democratic and the progressive parties.
In some states, as in Arizona, where there is a divis
ion in the democratic party as distinct as the division
In the republican party in New York, the line will
not be so clearly drawn and many democratic voters
as well as republicans will cross it and support the
The Course of Great Britain..
The expressed 'determination of Great Britain
not to send an expeditionary force to the continent,
if adhered to, will not greatly affect the balance
between Germany and Austria-Hungary on one
side and France and Russia on the other, for, as we
pointed out a week ago, such a force could not con
sist, at the most, of more than" 200,000 men.
But the neutrality of Great Britain, which It is
stated every honorable effort will be made tor main'
tain, would be a different matter and, we believe,
an impossibility without a violation of the terms of
the dual alliance.
' Perhaps, if Great Britain were bound only by the
triple entente, she could -avoid participation in the
war, but her alliance with France iB a solemn and
f binding one. An attack upon either nation calls for
. interference by the other. ' While, at the time the
statement was made that . Great. Britain would en
deavor to preserve neutrality, there had been no
declaration of war against France, her territory had
already, been invaded by Germany. Moreover, Ger
many had replied to Great Britain that she could not
promise to observe the neutrality of Belgium, which
Great Britain had guaranteed. v
'If, in these circumstances, Great Britain 'hould
earnestly seek to evade the obligation under the
dual alliance, the expression of Napoleon, "Perfidious
Albion," Would be recalled to Frenchmen. It is a
matter of record, too, that Great Britain has let
other nations extract, her chestnuts from the fire,
but she can probably not do so In this case. Her
peaceful asseverations are, no doubt, of a part of those
which all the nations now flying at each other's
The Peace Commission's Report
We have the report of the peace commission on
the causes and the conduct of the Balkan wars, a
perhaps not interesting document, since the world,
through the public prints, was pretty well informed
of the causes of those struggles and was horrified
by the news accounts of the conduct of the wars'.
The report' of the commission could hardly add .to
the story of the barbarities committed, and if .It
should show that those stories were exaggerated, it
would not serve the purpose for which the commis
sion was formed.,
Thecommission is a 'well meaning and harmless
body, organized under one of Mr. Carnegie's numer
ous endowments, in the interest of international
peace. The present disturbance in Europe seems to
have got started while the commission wasn't look
ing while it was engaged in the preparation of the
Balkan report. The commission will learn, if it
has not already learned, that It must be everlast
ingly on the Job if war Is to be prevented.
But if the commission cannot prevent war,( it
may serve the purpose of contributing to the fulfill
ment of the ambition expressed by Mr. Carnegie
some years ago, to die poor.
The European war will probably not last long.
We can not use the duration of wars in which
the United tSates has belh engaged as a gauge.
If has generally taken the slow-moving Uncle Sam
three or ' four months to get ready. All European
nations were all ready. They had only to move out
of their camps against one another.
We notice in an English publication, in an ad
vertisement of a new kind of suspenders, that "they
make the wearing of trousers a positive delight."
This is an inflammatory statement calculated to stir
up the suffragettes afresh.
When Germany made that excursion to Paris
forty-odd years ago, there was no enemy hammering
at the back gate. It is yet to be developed whether
there is another ' Von Moltke to direct the way
The state of war existing in Europe did not
prevent our observation yesterday that there was
some caloric in the air.
A RUNAWAY BOY WORKS FOR A MEAL OF
(Bealby is the hero of H. G, Well's latest noyel
now appearing in Collier's Weekly. He runs away
from an English country home, where he had been
apprenticed as a butler's boy, and meets a parjy
of happy caravanners three women who are Just
preparing a meal.)
Quite mechanically Bealby scrambled through
the hedge and drew nearer this divine smell. The
woman scrutinized him for a moment, and then
blinking and averting her face went on with .her
cookery. Bealby came quite close to her and re
mained, noting the bits of potato that swam about
in the pan, the Jolly curling of the rashers, the danc
ing of the bubbles, the humning splash and splutter
of the happy fat.
(If it should ever fall to my lot to be cooked,
may I be fried In potatoes and butter. May I be
fried with potatoes and good butter made from the
milk of the cow. God send I am spared boiling; the
prison of the pot, the rattling lid, the evil darkness,
the greasy water). . .
"I suppose," said the lady, prodding with her
fork at the bacon: "I suppose you call yourself a
"Yes, miss' said Bealby. " x
"Have you ever fried?"
"I could, miss."
Like this?" - ' k
"Just lay hold of this handle for It's scorching
the skin off my face, I am " She seemed to think
for a moment and added, "entirely."
In silence Bealby grasped that exquisite" smell
by the habdle; he took the fork from her hand and
put his hungry, eager nose over the seething mesa.
It wasn't only bacon; there were onions, onions giv
ing it an edge! It cut to the quick of appetite.
He could have wept with the intensity of his sensa
tions. A .voice almost as delicious as the smell came
out of the caravan window behind Bealby' s head.
"Ju-dy!" cried the voice.
"Here! I mean it's here I am," said the lady
In ' the deerstalker.
"Judy you didn't take my stockings for- your
own, by .any chance?"
The lady in the deerstalker gave way to de
lighted horror. "Sssh, mavourneen!" . she cried she
was one of that large class of amiable women who
are more Irish than they need be "there's a boy
There was indeed an almost obsequiously indus-
trious and obliging boy. ' An hou later he was no
longer a hoy, but the boy and three friendly women
were regarding him with a merited approval. -
' He had done the trying, renewed a waning fire
With remarkable skyi and dispatch, rebotled a neg
lected kettle in the shortest possible time, laid al
most without direction a simple meal, very exactly
set out camp stools and cleaned the frying pan
marvelously. Hardly had they taken their portions
of that appetizing savoriness than he had - whipped
off With that implement, gone behind the caravan,
busied himself there, and returned with -the pan
glittering bright. Himself Jt possible brighter. One
cheek, indeed, shone with an animated glow.
"But wasn't there some of the bacon and stuff
left?" asked the lady in, the deerstalker.' . O
"I didn't think It was wanted, miss," said Bealby.
"80 I cleared it up."
He met understanding in her eye. s He question
ed her expression
"Mayn't I wash up for you, miss?" he asked,
. to relieve the tension.
PRINCE ALEXANDER IS LIKELY TO BE
REAL WAR LEADER OF. SERVIAN ARMY
While King Peter the aged ruler of Servia who some time ago
gave up the cares of statecraft and retired from the throne, has now an
nounced that he will personally lead the army of the Serbs, it is likely that
his son, the crown prince, who has been acting prince, will continue in re
ality in power. Crown Prince Alexander did gallant work on the battle
field during the Balkan war, winning the commendation of all those who
witnessed his fearlessness. Prince Alexander is a younger son of King
Pete and became crown prince in 1908 when his brother George renounced
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The Can Opener
By WALT MASON
This handy tool, the household pet, we ply with
skill and speed; and in the modern kitchenette it's
really all we need. -The shining tool that opens cans
makes household work a Joke; it supersedes the
pots and pans, the stoves that used to smoke. In
olden times the toiliifg wives were always on their
feet;- they wore away their weary lives preparing
things to eat. They fried the meat, they baked the
beans, they cooked the spuds, I wist; they had no
time for magazines, for euchre or bridge whist.
How fortunate the modern wife, with many a leisure
hour! For she can fill with glee her life, and
languish in her bower. And when at evening comes
her man, impatient for the eats, she says, "I'll open
up a can of beans or deviled beets." It takes three
minutes by the clock to get his meal in shape:
he's so well trained he doesn't balk, or try to make
escape. It may be, as hand over hand he throws
the victuals in. he sighs for grub that isn't canned,
that doesn't taste of tin. It may be that his vag
rant mind recalls the old-time steak, the dishes of
the good old kind his mother used to make. But
idle are the man's regrets, and vain his hopes and
plans; this is the age of kitchenettes and things put
up in cans.
- By GEORGE FITCH
Author of "At Good Old Siwaah"
According to Charles Darwin, who once made
a very careful investigation of the heirlooms of hu
manity, the monkey is the ancestor of man.
If this is true, it is a sad thought for those
whose greatest pride is to trace their ancestry into
the dim unchartered past. For the monkey is no
great shakes as a citizen. .
It is a miniature edition of a man with various
improvements as far as appendages go. The mon
key's toes are more useful than man's and he is also
equipped with a versatile and intelligent tail by
which he cap hang from the highest limb while pick
ing fruit with both hands and feet. If the bad boys
of today were supplied with a monkey's appendages,
they would make the orchards of America a howl
ing waste in three days.
. ; 'Man 'in bakeshop) My wife told me to get
something else-j-what- was it? r .- - r:
Baker You have biscuits and a pie maybe it
was some crullers.'
" Man No. I . distinctly remember, her telling
me not to get things twisted. ,.' ,
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' SOLEMN AND SAFE , . '
"What's this solemn stuff you are' getting up
here?": ' '.. ..
"A Joke- book for ambassadors," answered the
party of the second part. ' '
BEES IN THE BONNET BOXES
We descended the bridge into the village A
boy on a bicycle, loaded with four paper bonnet
boxes, pedaled towards us out of an alley on our
right. He bowed his head, the better to overcome
the ascent, and naturally took his left. Mr. Ling;
nam swerved fractionally to the right. Penfenten
you shouted. The "boy looked up, saw the car was
like to 'squeeze him against the bridge wall, flung
himself off his machine and across the narrow
pavement to the nearest house. He slammed the
door at the precise moment when the car, all brakes
set, bunted the abandoned bicycle, shattering three
. of the bonnet boxes and Jerking the fourth over the .
unscreened dashboard into Mr. l.ingnam's arms.
There was a dead stillness, then a hiss like that
of escaping steam and a man who had been running
toward. us ran the other way.
"Why! I think that those must be bees," said
Mr. Lingnam. '
They were four full swarms and the first liv
ing objects which he had remarked upon all day.
- Someone said: "Oh, God!" The agent general
went out over the back of the car, crying resolutely:
"Stop the traffic! Stop the traffic, there!" Pen
fentenyou was already on the pavement ringing a
door bell, bo I had both their rugs, which for I
am an apiarist I. threw over my head. While I
was tucking my trousers into my socks for I am
an apiarist of some experience Mr. Lingnam picked
up the unexploded bonnet box and with a single
magnificent gesture (he told us afterward he thought
there was a river there) hur'ed it over the parapet
of the bridge, ere he ran across the road toward
the village green. Now, the station platform im
mediately below was crowded with foresters and
their friends waiting to welcome a delegation from
a sister court. I saw the box burst on the flint
edging of the . station garden and the contents
sweep forward con'ewise like shapnel. But the re
sult was stimulating rather than sedative From
"The Vortex," by ftudyard Kipling, in the August
Scribner. - '
"They Would Make the Orchards of America a Howl
ing Wilderness in Three Days"
The monkey has a full beard on all parts of his
body and a small, bald face, which consists mostly
of Jaw. Nature only provided the monkey with room
under his forehead for a teaspoonful of brains and
she used inferior and addled goods for filling at
The monkey is very quick and bright at imlta-
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tlon, and can be taught a large variety of astound
ing and useless tricks, such as wearing a plug hat
and a dress suit, smoking a pipe, drinking cham
pagne and eating ice cream with a fork. A monkey
can take a watch or other mechanism to pieces as
cleverly as a man. But when he attempts to put
the pieces together again his full defects are exhib
ited. The trouble with a monkey is the fact that he
has no memory. If he could remember what he
learned yesterday, he would be equal to some grades
of humanity and might stand a chance in this hust
ling world. But he forgets as quickly as he learns,
and for this reason civilization is slowly pushing
him into the umbrageous regions of oblivion.
In fact, the monkey has no better memory than
the American voter, who one year throws the rascals
out with tremendous unction and much prayerful
thanksgiving and the next year votes them in again
with a glad hurrah. We cannot use the monkey
In the arts and sciences, but in some sections of our
great cities he might safely be intrusted with the
divine right of suffrage without impairing the re
sult In any degree.
In this country many of the electric light sta
tions serve a large part of their customers at a
loss. This is due to the fact that the interest on
the investment made to supply the customer plus
the cost of reading the meter and keeping the ac
counts is oftentimes more than the actual return
for the electricity consumed. In Europe the change
of small customers from unprofitable to profitable
ones has been brought about in a large meas
ure by reducing the fixed costs of serv
ing them. This has been done by simplifying the
methods of charging and billing, etc., so as to make
possible the wholesale handling of small customers.
The importance of the small and very small con
sumers toward the building up of the income of the
electric light company is recognized to such a degree
in Europe that in many places large amounts are
invested by the electric light company in financing
small customers, that is, financing aid is extended
to small customers toward payment of the cost of
wiring their houses. In the city of Milan., the labor
ing classes enjoy all the comforts of electricity and
the company handles amounts as small as thirty
five cents a month. In the city of Trier even the
humblest peasants use electricity in their cottages.
. Electrical World.
People who hold mortgages on farms have form
ed an organization for the purpose of bringing about
reforms. Reduction of interest is not one of the re
forms that are contemplated. Chicago Record-Herald.
IN THE BUSH LEAGUE CLASS
"Majolica pitcher brings $655 in sale," read Mrs.
Fan. "Huh!" sneered Mr. Fan. "He can't be much
of a player." Buffalo Express.
lost out because he didn't have the proper backing
at the right time. Both are necessary.
We have the inclination and ability to help you if your game is right.
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