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Flora, peering in April’s front. —Winter’s Tale. Senator La Follette’s “Defeat.” The truth Is no longer an antl-La Toilette faction Inside the republican party of Wisconsin. The “Stalwart" organization has been disbanded, and the entire party in Wisconsin is per meated with La Folette’s ideas, es pecially with those relating to pri maries and the regulation of rail roads. Those Ideas have been fully accepted by the Wisconsin republic ans. Why Senator La Folette should have gone out of his way to stump the state for Speaker Lenfoot for gov ernor, against Lieutenant Governor Davidson, no one seems to know. For both had been co-workers of Senator La Follette, and Davidson had been, perhaps, the more consistent support er of the two. The supporters of La Follette in his campaigns covering fourteen years divided, about as many supporting Lenfoot as supported Davidson. Had La Follette not stumped for Lenfoot no one could have ascer tained which was his man. The impression seems to prevail that, the voters simply resisted Gov ernor La Follette’s determination to name his successor in the guberna torial office, and they sought a remedy by defeating his choice for governor. No one thinks that the La Follette programme or La Follette's grip upon the rank and file in Wisconsin have been weakened. No boss will any longer be tolerated in Wisconsin, and the voting down in the primary of Speaker Leufoot has no further meaning. The republicans in Wiscon sin will not accept any one as a dic tator or boss. And yet when Senator La Follette seeks re-election to the Senate doubtless he will be able to summon to his support the men who carried him triumphantly through fourteen years of remarkable political warfare. It is, however, a curious fact that his first great political defeat should have come through the first operation Oi his own primary law, which cost him long years of struggle to estab lish. Postal Banks Called For. Nine years ago a warm agitation In favor of the establishment of pos tal savings banks sprang up, and it was particularly strenuous and in sistent In and about Chicago. But the war with Spain came on soon after ward, and the subject was lost from the public mind in the war excitement. Not a few bankers opposed it, but ns a rule, the general public favored the adoption of the system—a system freely utilized In other countries. It practically puis a savings bank In every locality with the government behind it. Here and there are sav ings banks, but the proposed system would Inaugurate them in every local Ity. A vast number of people need them, and a renewal of the effort of 1897 is springing up, its object being to se cure legislation next winter that will bring in postal savings banks. Irrigation and Nevada. When the irrigation law was passed Its slyness put Into It a clause limit ing all expeditures under it to the proceeds of the sales of the public lands. It was believed that the funds from that source would soon fail, and then the entire plan would have to be abandoned. The very opposite has happened. There are forty millions of dollars in the irrigation fund, and there has been money enough from the outset to build all the works that could be planned and carried out. There will be no failure of funds, be cause every dam brings in more money for irrigation purposes. Millions of productive acres will be added to the public domain, and not a dollar will be appropriated by Congress directly for irrigation. It Is Irrigation as much as gold mining that is transforming Nevada Into a populous and prosperous state, la 1900 the population had fallen to 42,335. There are now nearly 100,000 people in the state. The big Tonekee Carson ditch will open to settlement 350,000 acres, and this one work is expected to make homes for 50,000 people. A new railroad between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City, passing through the desert and Death Valley has been built, and the mines of a large district along It are expected to yield abundantly while they swell the population. But little could be done without irrigation. This is the hope of Nevada, and when it is carried to its utmost limits Nevada will have plenty of fertile acres. New State Committee. All the conferences and Ijack-stairs meetings over the selection of a new state executive committee do not geatly interest the rank and file, for they have small use for a state com mittee or a convention of any sort. If the rank and file of the democratic party in Alabama could have their own way there would be direct action hereafter on all political matters. Why should not the rank and file transact their own business in their own way? Who has a moral right to say they are incompetent to transact directly their own affairs? Such as sumption will not be endured much longer. The rank and file are begin ning to fret under it, and when they break away their action will be vio lent, if not revolutionary. They should be permitted to participate directly in the selection of the next nominee of the democratic party for President, and yet there are men in this state who stand ready to say that they are incompetent to transact in a direct manner that piece of business. Im agin the inpudence of the assertion! This is why the squirming and wrig gling over the formation of a new state committee does not interest the rank and file, 'ineir only interest in it relates to their fears that it means, in any eveq,t, an invasion of their rights as American sovereigns, and that is probably just what it does mean. Cotton is King of Exports. In 18G6 the exports of cotton first aggregated $200,000,000, and in 1901 the $300,000,000 line was crossed the first time. In the commercial year just ended the $400,000,000 line was crossed, something that never before took place in tne history of the coun try. The price helped us to reach the enormous aggregate last year. Nothing approached in value the ex ports of cotton. Nothing was even half so large. And the officers do not Include exports of manufactured cotton goods, which went to $53,000, 000 in the last cotton year. Never be fore had we exported so great an amount of cotton goods. We sell more raw cotton In Great Britain than in any other country, for there are over 40,000,000 spindles in the busy islands. Germany Is our next best customer followed by France and Italy, sometimes by Japan, and by the other European countries. In manufactured goods China is far and away our finest customer. Over one half of all the cotton goods that we exports goes to China, and probably fully three-quarters of the products of southern mills goes there. Moral: We should treat the Chinese justly, doing nothing to offend their national pride. The republican idea of campaigning is to ridicule democratic doctrine, in spite of the fact that a republican President has been stealing demo cratic thunder ever since he got into the White House. Instead of cash the directors of the Hippie bank say the depositors must take the consequences of misplaced confidence in placing them as guard ians of their money. Stnndpat Shaw is trying to round up southern rotten borough delegates, in stead of trying to carry contested con gressional districts in the north. The wonder now is in Pennsylvania that the face of Frank Hippie was not placed on the bronze doors of the new state capitol. Jim Hill looks ahead and sees 400, 000,000 people in the United States. He must think race suicide is a back number. The only genuine mown-ln-tne-Dattie Stensland Is under arrest in Morroco, and all other Stenslands are mere imi tations. John D. Rockefeller will sooiv be brought to trial at Findlay, Ohio. He Is the arch-dodger of the age. The Internal warfare in the demo cratic party of Illinois loses none of its bitterness as it progresses. When anyone hails Mr. Bryan as our next President, he smiles a smile that is fully ten years old. No self-respecting paper will print the next message of the President In bobtv.iled English. The editor of the Hardeman Free Press accepts joyfully the Roosevelt simplified spelling. There will be turkeys enough to go around this year, and gravy .and cranberries, too. If Mr. Uans goes on the stage it will have to be with a minstrel show. Paul Stensland did not stay Jong enough in Tangier to start a bank. Candidate Jerome and Candidate Hearst In New York are filling in time by slinging ink or mud at each other. Moths w'on’t bother the peekaboo when it is laid away, because there won’t be enough of it to make a square meal. All eyes nre turned this morning toward the Littlefield district in Maine, for this is election day in that state. Milwaukee avenue, Chicago, has a kindly feeling for Morocco and the port of Tangier. Battling Nelson’s face is said to be in an awful fix, but he has his $20,000 for consolation. The straw hat is going in Chicago, and it will soon go in the other Cham pion City elect. As a rule, the people who are most ashamed of Wall street have been lambs. Mr. Ifryan is also receiving a world of advice, along with his welcome home. General Trepoff retires o|i account of his health. Sensible at the last. Americans throw rice at weddings while the Russians throw bombs. Chicago and Birmingham are nearly ready “to shake” at the ballside. The schoolboy begins to dread the sound of the school bell. An increased treasury surplus Is looked for this year. Some people are already pricing win ter undearwear. Nebraska is exceeding Iowa at pres eat in ideas. September is well under way. HAS BEEN OBSERVED BEFORE. From the Detroit Free Press. This new enthusiasm over Mr. Bryan is just the same as he has always ex cited except on election day. FOUNDATION ALMOST COMPLETE. From the London Tribune. Mr. Henry James is at work on a new novel. The greater portion of the open ing sentence ,1s already completed. WONDERS OF SCIEINCE. From the Washington Star. "Radium was a unique discovery." "Not entirely unique," answered the pro fessor. "It resembled a great many other discoveries in being more remarkable for what It was going to do than for what It did." THINKS IT REMAKABLE. From the Pensncola Journal. Alabama is t'he champion state this year. Mobile and Birmingham did it— Birmingham Age-Herald. Evidently something Is wrong In the Age-Herald office. This Is about the first time on record that any other city has been mentioned, in the same breath, ahead of Birmingham. SEVERAL DIALECTS. From the Philadelphia Press. McCall—What sort of hybrid creature is that new butler of yours? Nuritch—Why, how do you mean? McCall—I called to see you the other day and when I asked him what time l might catch you at home he said: "At hart pawst tin, Hah." GIRLS’ VISITS. From the Atchison Globe, w Girl’s visits are the funniest things on earth. An Atchison girl, through some mutual friends, heard of a girl in an ad joining town. The friends arranged that the Atchison girl should visit the other girl. So the Atchison girl washed up all her shirt waists and made her visit. The other girl had the boys call and the two girls went "downtown." Of course, the Atchison girl invited the other girl to visit her. The other girl washed up all her shirt waists, borrowed some one’s dress-suit case and Is here making her visit. The boys called last night, and to day the usual dress parade was made on Commercial street. INVALID FOR 79 YEARS. From the New York Tribune. The columns of the London Times re cently contained the announcement of the death at Longford. Tasmalnla, of Captain Edward Dumaresque, in his 104th year. This officer, whose life was so extraordi narily prolonged, was Invalided out of the Bombay army In 1827. after less than nine years’ service. His nomination as a cadet by J. B. Taylor, a director of the East. India company, was dated December 15, 1818; on the 30th of the same month he was appointed a lieutenant In the Eighth Bombay regiment, at the age of 16 years 6 months. He was promoted captain in September, 1826, and on April 25, 1827, was retired on a Lord Clive’s fund pension, which he drew for seventy-nine years, less only a few days. The certified cause of death of this invalid of 1827, on April 23, 1906, was "weakness due to old age." KENTUCKY’S POWERFUL PARSON. From the Fuel. Senator “Joe” Blackburn of Kentucky, j tolls of a good old Methodist minister in his state in the pioneer days who was a considerable scrapper. “One day," says the senator, “after the parson had found it necessary to admin ister fistic punishment to several young toughs who persisted in disturbing the meeting at one of the churches which he served, one of his flock, noted as be ing something of a hard hitter himself, got up in meeting and said: " ‘It is a solemn duty of this here congregation to stand by Parson John son. He does not seek trouble, but he will not show’ the white feather when trouble is forced in his way. I believe that, unrestraJned by dlvino grace, Par son Johnson can whip any man in Ken tucky. The Lord is with him. Lpt. us pray.* ” REFLECTIONS OF A BACHETLOR. From the New York Press. It’s an even bet that the devil can’t beat the dentist. You’ve got to be in love with a girl with a vengeance to thjnk she is pretty when she is seasick. Some women carry their money so near their shoes that it4 would be a scandal for a pickpocket to steal it. A woman has a terribly annoying habit to remember all the foolish things a man said to her before he married her. Generally a man is so glad to get back from his vacation that for a while he even thinks his own wife’s coffee is good. IN HOTEL LOBBIES Picture Postal Cards. “Birmingham is up-to-date in many things, but she’s away behind in one. 1 mean the picture postal card,” said a business 'man. “A coke oven or furnace scene by day light does not make a very impressive picture, but if it was a colored card show ing the flames and smoke and glowing metal and the men moving about through the fiery pit, the effect would be fine. “The only cards to be had of this city are just plain photographs of public build ings or private residences; these express no individuality, as they would apply to almost any city in the country; but when it comes to setting the sky on fire or shut ting out the moon with clouds of smoke Birmingham takes a front seat. “Since this city is preparing for home comings and conventions, let us have something characteristic of the place to act as souveniers.’’ / The Society of Jesus. “The election of the Father Francis Xavier Wernz to the office of general of the Society of Jesus,” said a Catholic Layman, “has attracted some attention to the members of that society, popular ly known as Jesuits. “The Jesuits are In a certain sense the vanguard of the Catholic church; their object being to civilize as well as to Christianize mankind. Teaching and special preaching being their mission, they are obliged to spend a long period full fourteen years—in training and study before thby are ordained. Some of the most celebrated astronomers, chemists and mathematicians have been Jesuits. Art and science also claim their atten tion; in fact they are as much men of the world as If they were laymen in all 'matters appertaining to progress. “The strict rules of the society have the effect of limiting the number of mem bers, but the Jesuits seek quality In a man rather than the number of men. Every man may be called upon at a mo ment’s notice to undertake some arduous task and he must possess the knowledge and ability to act promptly. The Society of Jesus is said to be now the richest re ligious corporation in the world. "The student of American history need not be told of the explorations and travels of the Jesuit missionaries in the great northwest, and the church holds In high est esteem the great apostle of the Indies, St. Francis Xavier, a member of this society. Japan and China were the fields of labor of the Jesuits centuries ago. The general of the Jesuits resides in Rome and reports direct to tho Pope. He has the soubriquet of the “Black Pope” because of the color of his habit and the great authority he wields. The supreme pontifT wears only white. Vaudeville in New York. “Vaudeville and the ‘400* of New York frequently combine to advance the inter ests of charity,” said an actor. “Probably the swellest vaudeville entertainment given tills season in the metropolis, so far as quality was concerned, was that held at Wallack’s theatre April 6, in aid of the New York Exchange for Women's Work. The patrons included Mrs. Russell Sage, the Vanderbilts, Belmonts, Oelrichs i and other well-kpown families. The house on that occasion presented a brilliant sight, being crowded with ladies and chil dren of the smart set. “The programme was arranged with a special view to the refinement of all the acts, a committee of ladies having pre viously made a tour of the vaudeville houses to select the turns. Among those honored by engagement were Duffy, Saw telle and Duffy, who are appearing in Bir mingham this week as a feature of the Majestic theatre bill.” The Stock Market. .Henry Clews in his Wall street letter of Saturday’s date says; “As repeatedly pointed out in these ad vices. the monetary situation is the gov erning element in the stock market, and it is likely to so remain for some time to come. This week has witnessed ex orbitant rates for money, and the end Is not yet in sight. We are just entering up on a period of unusual trade activity, While the country’s crops are largo and will make a greater demand upon the banks than usual during the marketing season. Nevertheless, we enter the crop moving period with a surplus reserve of only $2,800,000, which Is very much below the usual level at this date. The showing would be much worse were it not that manipulation conceals the real facts; for the reserve was only maintained by an artificial contraction of over $7,000,000 in loans and an increase of our borrowings in Europe. And yet. In spite of these conditions, our market leaders seem bent on forcing an active bull campaign, wit'll a confidence and audaotiy that is aston ishing when judged by ordinary stand ards. What is the basis of this confidence, and what is the meaning of such boldness in movement? Why cannot these astute gentlemen wait until monetary conditions are more favorable a few months hence? “The first question Is readily answered, ft is based upon the practical certainty of a good harvest and continued business activity. This moans, also, that other corporate properties which have been lag gards in the matter of dividing profits will he obliged to* join the dividend pro cession and give their stockholders some share In the country’s prosperity. These increases in dividends afford a more stable basis than previously for higher valua tions and enable a closer readjustment between market prices and rates for time money. The meaning of such boldness in forcing a bull movement in spit« of high money rates is that the big leaders are extremely anxious to lessen their hold ings and to distribute them while the public is tempted by prospects of in creased returns.” SUMMER IN MANICALAND. From "The Trader of Last Notch," by Perceval Gibbon In the September Me Clure'R. In Manicaland summer wears the livery of the tropics. At the foot of the hill3 north of Macequece every yard of eartli is vocal with life, and the bush is brave with color. Where the earth shows, it Is red, as though a wound bled. The mimo sas have not yet come to flower, but amid their delicate _ green the long thorns, straight or cured like claws, gleam with the flash of silver. Palms poise aloft, brilliant and delicate, and under foot flow ers are abroad. The flame-blossom blazes in scarlet. The sangdleu burns in sullen vermilllon. Insects fill the world with the noise of their business—spiders, but terflies, and centipedes, ants, beetles and flies, and mysterious entities that crawl nameless underfoot. A peahen shrieks in the grass, and a kite whistles aloft. A re mote speck in the sky denotes a vulture, alert for any mishap to the citizens of the woods, and a crash of. twigs may mean anything from a buck to a rhinoceros. There is a hectic on the face of nature. ALABAMA PRESS Gadsden Times-News: Any noise from Maine is simply Secretary Taft walk ing over Mr. Gompers. Troy Herald: After discovering what was under the lid in Illinois Mr. Bryan ought to be careful how he goes round lifting the others. Talladeg Reporter: In spite of the pre ! diction of a cesssation of good times, the indications are strongly for better tlme^ than ever. Good. Bet's keep them up. Elba Clipper: Congressman John H. Bankhead, also nominee for alternate senator, has demonstrated beyond doubt that Alabamians are in favor of im proved wagon roads. Bullock County Breeze: The man who toils and strives for food and raiment only gets very little out of life. There is Inspiration in having high ideals and striving to obtain them. Huntsville Mercury: The conference of Mr. Comer’s friends and workers call ed to meet in Birmingham Saturday in dicates that he intends making an effort to obtain control of the whole party ma chinery. We expect to see a lively time at the Montgomery convention. Tuskegee News: There was great sur prise felt that In the senatorial race John B. Knox should have been beaten by both Johnston and Captain Bankhead. His friends never questioned that he would be at least second, so perhaps they quit working, and the late entry spurted to the front. But tho state lost the chance of making a great senator when she failed to nominate the states man from Calhoun. Mobile Herald: Oklahoma has now pro duced an "Adam.*’ A cousin of Mark Twain, and much like him in make-up and auppearance, once discovered that Kansas was Eden, the real original, and that the tradition that led Qulvera to Kansas was a tradition of Eden. That Adam should stick up his head in a neighboring state Is all right. The only objection is that he was arrested for run ning around naked and has left for Cal ifornia. Mobile Register: A ^reverend gentleman of Baltimore has invented a buckle, for which the French academy has awarded him a gold medal. It is, he says, a buckle for the promotion of piety. He noticed that people swore w’hen bothered by the ordinary buckle; so he set to work and invented a bucklo that would operate without swearing. The reverend gentle man should now turn his attention to the midnight keyhole that is a well known promoter of profanity—not loud, but deep. Montgomery Advertiser: As Editor Frank Julian of the Tuscumbla North Alabamian has been nominated as the democratic candidate for state auditor, the paper is for sale. In a signed card Messrs. Julian and Goodloe, editors and proprietors, make the announcement that the only reason for offering It for sale is that Mr. Julian’s state duties will not allow him to give his time and atten tion to the paper. It Is a good chance for some man to go into the business In a good town and section. The North Alabamian was founded more than two thirds of a century ago and has always enjoyed a good name and patronage. WILL NOT MISS FOOTBALL. Other Sports at Columbia It Is Ex pected Will Be Better Off Now. From the New York Sun. The impression at Columbia is that the other teams will gain in strength because of the abolition of football. The men who would come out for this sport can be used in other lines, It is expected. The training in football has been a drawback to some of the men wrho wished to take part In other games. Their time was so much taken up in the fall that their college work suffered and they were in many cases unable to get out In the spring because of conditions. The greatest hopes are entertained by the track team. To All up the gap in the fall work Captain Brodlx plans a series of fall competitions of all sorts, with prizes to be given to induce the men to compete. Aside from that special effort will be made with the cross-country run ners. The whole track athletic plan Is on a larger scale than ever before and the establishment of a satisfactory system at the local university Is expected to bring about great results. Rowing interest also, it is supposed, will benefit greatly by the fact that the loss of football will drive men who like ath letic sport out to try for the crews. Tho rowing affairs at Columbia are far from being as well settled as are track team matters because of the uncertainty us to the next coach for the crew. It is announced that a conference of the rowing club authorities will take place in a short while, and the name of the coach for the succeeding season then will be announced. There has been some talk about getting Charles M. Neizer, stroke of the 1001 crew, back to coach the eight. Neizer was elected captain of tho ’02 crew, but did not return to college. Neizer has * profitable law practice out west, and there Is little chance, it.is pre sumed, that he will be willing to aban don that to take up the coaching of the crew. SOME NEEDED LEGISLATION. From the Louisville Courier-Journal. For instance, there ought to be a law prohibiting the crushing of mint in the compilation of a julep. There ought to be a law forbidding the use of the doggerel known as “baby" talk, or “goo-goo" talk, to infants, on the ground that it retards the progress of young Americans in the mastery of real English. It ought to be declared a felony for any one at the theatre to tell his com panion “what's coming next." A law should declare it perfectly proper for a clergyman to say something besides “Fudge!" when he hits at a golf ball and plows up a ton of earth. It should be illegal* for a preacher to re iterate his text more than 50 times in the course of one sermon, or to go higher ilia "thirtiethly” in his enumeration of points to be made. It should be against the law for any group of women to discuss the servant problem more than one hour at a time without a change of subject, unless they first obtain a written permission of the President of the United 8tate*. MAIDENLY MODEST. From the Catholic Standard Times. “Ah, my love," sighed the ardent lover, • if you only knew how^ beautiful you are!" “You mustn't say that," protested the dear girl. "I don't want to know." "Why not?" “Because it would make me too con ceited." THE ATLANTIC LINERS I Fro rn the New York World. HY shouldn't a New York man be able to sail for Europe any day in the week? was the sug gestion contained in a letter to a metro politan paper recently. With this In mind, an Evening World reporter visited three of the leading steamship offices on lower Broadway to suggest that the various companies should co-operate and arrange for a sailing daily. The suggestion met with a chilly reception. The steamship men didn’t seem to see It that way. They all agreed that conditions would have to remain as they are with Innumer able sailings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, very few on Fridays and none on Sundays and Mon days. The statements of the general agents of the North German Lloyd, White Star and Hamburg-Amerlean lines follow: General Agent Schwab of the North German Lloyd said: "As far as the con venience of the general public Is con cerned such a schedule would undoubted ly be a good thing. But the plan is not possible. You cannot start a ship for Eu rope on a Monday. People don't travel on Mondays. Your bank Is closed on Sunday and you can't get your letter of credit. You therefore put oft your Balling until you can conveniently make the necessary preparations, and you sail on Tuesday. Monday Is out of the question then, and the only other day on which you may have difficulty' getting away Is Friday. This Is accounted for by the popular su perstition against sailing on a Friday, although In spite of this some White Star boats do sail on that day. But Saturday Is the big sailing day, always has been, and always will be. And on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday you can find several ships sailing weekly. The pro posed plan is not feasible." General Agent Lee of the White Star line said: "The suggestion is absurd. Tho man doesn't know what he fa talking about. If the ships of all the companies were all of the same speed there might be some sense to it. But what would be the use in starting a slow ship on Tuesday and then letting her be beaten out by a fast Thursday ship? It would be ridicu lous. And, of course, Monday Is an im possible day. Monday might suit those who write their letters on Sundays, but we can’t run our line for the mails only. We must keep the travelers In mind as well. As to the superstition about sail ing on Friday, I don’t take much stock In it. The public is gradually forgetting that foolish Idea. In fact we regularly sail an extra boat on every other Friday. Monday is the only week day without sail ings, but that will always remain the case. The plan of co-operation has been tried before, but It failed.” Emil L. Boas, general agent of tho Hamburg-Ameriean line, thought the same. He said: "There’s nothing to it. You certainly can't sail on Sunday nor can you sail on Monday. A ship has to leave according to the tide and this would mean that half the Monday ships would be sailing actually on Sunday, necessitat ing the payment of double wages on Sun days. Wo sail regularly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and on Friday the White Star line sails, which amounts to a sailing every day In the week pxcept Monday and Sunday, when the people don’t want to sail anyway, owing to the suspension of business and to the difficulty of travel on Sunday. The scheme is Impracticable." STENSLAND CASE IN STORY From the Chicago Post. JRV ICHARD HARDING DAVIS, in 1^// "The Exiles," one of his strong 1%. er short stories, paints a scene of the "lack of the rule of law" in Tan gier that la singularly reminiscent of the general principles underlying the arrest of Paul O. Stensland In the Moroccan capital. Keen lawyers declared yesterday that Che so-called "arrest" had no legal stand ing, as there is nothing to make a war rant from the state of Illinois of any value whatever in the Sultan s dominions. Assistant State’s Attorney Olson "want ed" his man and he got him. That was all there was to it. Stensland, to evade the law, had fled to a land where there was no law. In Mr. Davis’ story the defaulter, Wln throp Allen, of New York, loots a trust company, and just before the crash flees to Tangier, carrying with thim $500,000 in cash. Of this sum $00,000 is trust funds belonging to Miss Martha Fields, an old New York school teacher. Henry Howard Holcombe, a reform assistant district at torney, chances to be In Tangier when Allen arrives there. He learns that the embezzler has old Miss Field's cash with him, and in a sudden burst of anger re solves to get the money In a manner that would not do In a land where the law rules. Telling Che rest of the story In Mr. Dayis’ words it runs as follows: "Holcombe slipped the revolver Into his pocket and passed on quickly to a room on the second floor of the hotel. He knocked and the door was partly opened. Holcombe pushed it back with his shoul der, and, stepping quickly inside, closed It again behind him. “lhe man within, into whose presence he had forced himself, confronted him with surprise, which increased as he rec ognized his visitor. Winthrop Allen was of erect carriage, with white hair and whiskers, cut after an English fashion, which left the mouth and chin clean shaven. He was of severe and dignified appearance and gave In his bearing a look of an elderly gentleman who had lived in a self-respecting, well-cared-for and well-ordered life. “Holcombe shifted the weight of his body and closed 'his hands on the door knob behind him. ‘I had a letter about you from home tonight, Allen,’ he be gan comfortably. ‘The person who wrote It was anxious that I should return to New York and set things working in the district attorney’s office in order to bring you back. It Isn’t you they want so much as —’ “ 'How dare you refer to my misfor tune?’ “ ‘Your misfortune! What rot!’ Hol combe growled resentfully. A man who has robbed people w'ho trusted him for years, as you 'have done, can’t afford to talk of his misfortune. You were too long about It, Allen. You had too many chances to put It back. You’ve no feel ings to be hurt.’ “ ‘Mr. Holcombe,’ interrupted Allen earnestly, ‘I do not want any words with you about this. I am here owing to a combination of circumstances which have led me through hopeless, endless trouble. What I have gone through with no one knows. I am greatly to be pitied, Mr. Hol combe, greatly to be pitied. What do you think I am, anyway? A child that you can insult? I’m not a prisoner in the box for you to browbeat and bully, Mr. District Attorney. You seem to forget that I am out of your jurisdiction now. You are a very important young person at home, Harry. Rut New York state laws do not reach .as far as Africa.’ “‘Quite right; that’s it, exactly,' said Holcombe with cheerful alacrity. I’m glnd you have grasped the situation so soon. That makes it easier for me. Before leav ing New York you converted bonds and mortgages belonging to Miss Martha Field Into ready money. You must have it with you now in this room. And this $80,000, which belongs to the best, purest and kindest woman I hare ever known, is going back with me tomorrow to New York.’ “ ‘Are you drunk?’ cried the other fiercely. ’Do you propose to turn highway man and thief? If you make a move to ward me I’ll call the people of the house— and expose you. Do you suppose I'd let you leave the country with my money? I’h have you dragged from your bed this very night, or I’d have you seized as you set foot on the wharf. I w'ould appeal to our consul general. As far as he knows, I am as worthy of protection as your self, and, failing him. I’d appeal to the law of the land. “ ‘You poor thing! interrupted Hol combe. 'Do you know where you are? You talk, Allen, as though we were within sound of the cable cars on Broadway. As for the law of the land, there is no law of the land. That’s why you’re here. You are In a place populated by exiles and out laws like yourself, who have prayed upon society until society has turned and frightened eacji of them off, like a dog with his tail between his legs. The man who rules you here Is an Ignorant negro, debauched and vicious and a fanatic. What do you suppose he cares for a dog of a Christian who has been robbed in ft hotel by another Christian? " 'There Is no law,’ Holcombe repeated softly. ‘There Is no help for you now or later. It Is a question of two men locked in a room with $80,000 between t’hem. We have returned to first princi ples, Allen. It is man against man, and j there is no court of appeal. You are ab solutely in my power to do with as I please.' “He stopped, and without moving his eyes from Allen's face drew the revolver from the pocket of his coat. His manner was so terrible that Allen gased at him, breathing faintly and with his eyes fixed in horrible fascination. “Allen lowered his eyes and turned to an iron box on the table. He drew from it a bundle of notes bound together wilh elastic bands. The defaulter bent over his money, 'his face drawing into closer and sharper lines as the amount grew, under his fingers, to the amount Holcombe had demanded. “ 'Sixty thousand,' he said in a voice of desperate calm. ‘Good,’ whispered Holcombe. 'Pass it over to me, 'Now, I warn you,' he added ns he lowered the hammer of the revolver and put it out of sight, 'that any attempt to regain this will be futile. Your cue is silence and secrecy as to what you have lost and as to what you still 'have with you. I wish you good night and good bye.’ " 1 Per*uaded him to maRe restitution,’ he explained laughingly to his friends." DERIVATION OF WORDS. j From St. Nicholas. j There are some very funny stories told about the derivations of words, since peo ple are likely to twist their language into strange forms. Thus, the Pope Is even today called by the name “pontifex '• which boys in the Latin class all know Is taken by him from the title of the old Roman priests. Now “pontifex" means bridge builder, and it is true that tho Roman priests in the early days of the re public were in charge of bridges; but scholars tell us that the word "pontifex" probably should be "pomptlfex,” meaning "maker of ceremonies." Many of you have wondered what the priest had to do with bridge building, and this little change of nt to mp makes the whole matter clear. An astonishing derivation is that of the word "stranger," which, we are told, comes from the Green word ex or out ot. Absurd as tills seems, it is easy to un derstand. Ex means out, from or away, the same word as the Latin ex; hence comes extra. Then comes the Latin ex truneus, which means outside. The old I’ tench word from this, estrange, means an outsider, but estrange gave us (ho word etranger by dropping the s, and stranger by dropping the e. After this serious example, we shall not be surprised at the old Joke that derived the town name "Middletown" from "Moses" by dropping the "Iddletown" and adding "oses." • SOME NEEDED LEGISLATION. From the New York Tribune. A raw company of the "kerosene cir cuit played “Hamlet" ajid the next day the editor wrote; "Mr. So-an-So and his company played 'Hamlet' in the town hull last night, it was a great social event, and all the elite of our fair vil lage-attended. There has been a long dis cussion as to whether Bacon or Shakes peare wrote the play, commonly attrib uted to Shakespeare, it can be easily set tled now. Let the graves of the two writers be opened. The one who turned over last night is the author." TYRIAN GALLEY GOES TO TRf By Oscar Wilde. The western wind is blowing fair Across the dark Aegean Sea. And at the secret marble stair My Tyrian galley waits for thee. Come down! the purple sail is spread, The watchman sleeps within the town, O leave thy lily flowered bed, O lady mine, come down, come down! O noble pilot, tell me true. Is that the sheen of golden hair? Or is it but the tangled dew That binds the passion flowers there* Good sailor, come and tell me now Is that my Lady’s lily hand? Or is it but the gleaming prow, Or is It but the sliver sand? No, No! 'tls not the tangled dew, 'TIs not the silver, fretted sand. It Is my own dear Lady true. With golden hair and lily hand! O noble pilot, steer for Troy, Good sailor, ply the laboring oar, This is the queen of life and Joy Whom we must bear from Grecian shore! i Tho waning sky grows faint and blue, Tt w'ants an hour still of day. Abroad! abroad, my gallant crew, O Lady mine, away! away! O noble pilot, steer for Troy, Good sa’lor. ply thy laboring oar. O loved as only loves a hoy! O loved for ever evermore!