Harriet Tubman, who became famous during the
anti-slavery agitation and during the Great Civil war,
died at her home in New York a few days ago, nearing
ninety-eight years of ag.e She was born a slave, but
escaped and worked in harmony with the great anti
slave leaders in the freedom of her people.
Bishop Bashford of the Methodist Episcopal
church is to be provided with,an episcopal residence
in Pekin, China. He has done great work in that
missionary field and is still at it.
Mathew Henson, the Negro who accompanied Com
modore Perry to the north pole, has been given a life
position in the United States government service.
The wife and family of the late President Madero
of the Mexican republic are now exiles in the United
States. They were escorted to the international line
and told to flee for their lives. They are said to be
peniless though Madero in his life was immensely rich.
W. H. Lewis, the only Negro deputy in the U. S.
Attorney General's office, ha's tendered his resignation,
the same has been accepted and the president has
abolished the office.
Theodore Roosevelt in a speech not long since,
declared that he was glad that he was defeated for
President last year as it will give the Progressives
time to get their political bearings. Wonder if he
means their bearings to tne political bone yeard?
James Hamilton Lewis, who for many years was
looked upon as the fop of fashion in the Northwest
who talked himself into Congress from Washington,
but on being defeated for re-election took it so serious
that he left the state and moved to Illinois, has again
talked himself into Congress, having been recently
elected to the United States senate. His hundreds of
friends in the Northwest are not a bit sorry of his
Clarence S. Darrow's third trial for bribery has
been set for June 16th. There was hardly any excuse
for the first trial, the second one was a judicial abor
tion and the third will simply be a crime against the
community, but the prosecutor wants to prove to his
masters that he has the proper stuff in him to do any
thing they tell him.
Rufus Rockwell Wilson, having made a fizzle at
the political game in the Northwest, has become a
promoter and financier in California and thinks he
has the world by the tail with a down hill pull.
Lee Cruse, governor of Oklahoma, has recommend
ed to the special session of the legislature of that state
that it make the necessary appropriations for the
erection of a state capital building at Oklahoma City.
There has been more or less wrangleing over the
location of the capital of that state and the end is not
yet in sight.
Louis Sears, who resides in Hill City, Kansas, was
elected last year to the office of prosecuting attorney
on the Democratic ticket. Sears was elected clerk of
the district court on the Republican ticket and before
his term expired he was elected prosecuting attorney
of the county on the Populist ticket and got two terms.
He took a lay off for two years, when he was elected
by the Republicans for prosecuting attorney and re
elected. After serving four years as a Republican he
again retired and last year he was elected by the
Democrats. The most remarkable thing about all of
this is Sears is a jet black Negro.
Of all the people who die in this country each year
27 per cent i i*e babies under five years of age; and of
these 200,000 die fro mthe preventable diseases and
approximately 150,000 of these die during the first
year of life.
It is often asserted that here in the United States
people are burning their life candles at both ends.
That this is true is borne out by the fact that in the
United States the death rate above the age of 40 has
increased 27 per cent since 1880. This means that the
diseases of old age are reaching down into the younger
It costs money to carry on public health work that,
if properly performed, means the lessening of needless
disease and suffering. And in this battle between
the dollar annd the death rtae if only the dollars are
provided and wisely used, the victory for human
health and happiness can be won. In this day and age
good health is a commodity and can be bought, but
the people must be willing to pay the cost.
That was a broadminded clergyman who recently
in one of his sermons asserted ;that God does not fix
the death rate. There are many agencies that con
tribute to maintaining a high death rate; and chief
among these are those persons who think that disease
and death are sent by a Divine Providence as a punish-
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ment for our sins. Then come those who flout at all
health laws and refuse to even be taught how to do
the things that make for community health and safety.
Pneumonia, well named the "New Captain of the
Men of Death" was busy during the entire month of
February having a total of 646 deaths to its credit;
an average of 23 deaths each day or practically one
death every hour during the month from this disease
alone. Taking the estimated cost of each of these 646
funerals at $100.00, pneumonia then netted the under
takers of Chicago $64,800 in just 28 days. And to
this may safely be added another $10,000 for doctors'
bills, making an active total of $74,800 for the month.
Verily, disease and death cost money.
For the week ended March Ist, 189 persons in
Chicago were killed with pneumonia, a dirty-air dis
ease. This means that for every hour of the day and
night during the week mentioned some one in Chicago
was killed by a preventable disease. As a matter of
fact these figures do not quite tell the tale of slaughter;
for there were 27 deaths for each of the seven days
of the week. Think of it, 189 deaths in seven days
from just one disease that people need not have if
only they would look more carefully after the purity
of their air supply. Think again, 187 funerals in one
week, which at an average cost of only $100.00 each,
means that for the week named, pneumonia cost the
people of this city $18,900 for undertakers' services
alone, saying nothing about other expenses incidental
to sickness that must be borne and met.
Curious how the man higher up lies low.—Wall
That boundary between Arizona and Mexico seems
to be altogether too imaginary.—Chicago News.
At any rate, the name Garrison is a good name
for Secretary of War.—Jacksonville Florida Times-
Hunger strik suffragettes have at least done some
thing to reduce the cost of living.—Wall Street Jour
It is almost as hard to mention the name of a
Cabinet official, off-hand, as it was to write the date
correctly on the 2d of January.—Washington Star.
The Government is getting quite stuck up over its
parcel-post service. A can of syrup in a mail-bag broke
the other day.—Philadelphia North American.
The new Interstate Commerce Commissioner is
named Marble. The railroads, we think, will find that
he has his heart in his work. —Philadelphia North Am
The almost boyish hilarity which marked the first
informal meeting of the Wilson Cabinet took place
before the President's announcement transferring the
office-seekers to the care of the members of the Cab
inet.—New York Evening Post.
No, the Webb Bill is not a bill for the "lame
ducks." —Kansas City Star.
While Mexico is strong in initiative it is short in
referendum. —Wall Street Journal.
At last there is an administration that Mr. Bryan's
Commoner can indorse.—Chicago Tribune.
Utah has adopted a mothers' pension bill. Thus
women begin to get their revenge on Mormonism. —San
Englishman who hopes to start a Utopia in Cen-
tral America revives those strictures on the national
sense of humor. —Wall Street Journal.
The Senate left 1,400 appointments for President
Wilson to make. . Yet there's only one job he really
has to fill.—Philadelphia North American.
It is now sadly evident that the "open-door"
policy at the White House was intended merely to
speed the departing office-seeker.- —Cleveland Leader.
President Wilson seems to be doing all he can to
make it plain that he is the manager,- not a waiter, of
that Democratic pie counter. —Philadelphia Inquirer.
Let us trust that the salary of $75,000 a year will
not cause President Wilson to imagine that the prob
lem of the high cost of living has been solved.—Charles
ton News and Courier.
Dr. Cook has sued a Los Angeles editor for libel.
Which naturally arouses a curiosity as to what the
editor could have said.—Nashville Southern Lumber
Kicked by a mule, an Oklahoman suddenly remem
bered what he had done with a large sum of money.
The Pujo Committee ought to get that mule.—St.
A Columbia professor proposes that the school
teachers of the country organize in an immense union.
When they do, Young America will spend his even
ings praying for a strike.—New York Evening Sun.
The various ministers and ambassadors in Mexico
now say they believe the official story of the Madero
murder. Which reminds us that "a diplomat is a
citizen sent abroad to lie for his country."—Philadel
phia North American.
Commencing Monday night, March 31, Bailey
and Mitchell wilJ present at the Seattle Theatre, for
one week, "The Call of the North" a romance of the
free forest. "The Call of the North" is a dramati
zation from Stewart Edward White's novel, Conjur
Conjuror's House is a Hudson Bay trading post
and in this vast Northern country the scenes of the
play are laid. Galen Albert, the chief factor, is king
of all the surrounding territory and his word is law
with all the inhabitants, whites and Indians alike.
Trappers who do not trade their furs with the "com
pany" are called free traders, a calling which brings
the displeasure of the Factor upon their heads. The
penalty for free trading is—la Longue Traverse, known
as "the trail of death," a trail from which no one has
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