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m matter under act \ 1879. Wjg3^M Afre-ITnmM t* per nnnts.<° ‘_i ^K.ld. r*r annum. ! 00 Herald, per annum.100 Wn payable In advance. rdan and W. D. Lanier are | authorised traveling repre- ! of The A«r«-Herald in its j n department. fmmunlcatlon will bo published i its author’s name. Rejected man will not he returned unless i ara enclosed for that purpose. I^Kemltta.rrea can be made at current Ppte of exchange. The Ago-Hernld will rrot he responalble for money sent through the malla. Addreaa THE AGE-HERAI.D Birmingham. Ala Baatern business office, rooms 48 to 60 Inclusive, Tribune building. New York City; western business office, Tribune building, Chicago. The S. C. Beckwith Special Agency, agents foreign advertis ing. Washington Bureau Aga-Herald 1421 Q. ■treat, N. W. *The sun Is on the heaven; and the proud day, 'Attended with the pleasures of the world, Js all too wanton. —King John. Improvement of the ’Bigbee. The ’Bigbee and the Warrior come together at Demopolls, and the gov ernment has nearly completed the Im provement works In the 'Bigbee up to [Demopolis, and far beyond that town In the Warrior. The improvements of the Tomblgbeo from Demopolis to tidewater has start ed a movement in Mississippi that looks to the improvement of that river to Columbus, Mississippi. It. Is a Mis sissippi matter, and Mississippi con gressmen are behind it. The opening of the 'Bigbee to Columbus would ben efit Greene, Sumter and Pickens coun ties in thi3 state, and it would give Columbus unmistakable advantages in rates and transportation facilities. But while three Alabama counties •would be benefited by the proposition, yet it is essentially in Mississippi hands. Congressman Humphreys of i the Third Mississippi district and Con gressman Candler of the First Missis- ' eippi district recently appeared before j l-e rivers and harbors board of engi neers in behalf of the improvement. A j si "vey of the river was ordered by congress, and that survey haB been completed. The engineers declare that the improvement of the river is feasi ble, requiring ten locks and dams at a cost of 12,600,000. Congressman Humphreys is an influ ential member of the rivers and har bors’ committee, and he may be able to pilsh through this pian for the bet terment of Colummis and a good slice of Bbstorn Mississippi, as well as of tnree Alabama counties. Traveling Libraries. There are probably a thousand small towns, to say nothing of Isolated school districts, in this state that would be glad to furnish book-readers if the state would furnish tlio books. A case of 100 books carefully selected, includ ing the best books and some, nt least, of the latest stories, would cost per haps $75. Two ..untired cases would cost $15,000, and two hundred cases would, If kept moving in the 67 coun ties of the state,^ do a great deal of good. They would create the desire of reading throughout the state as nothing else of equal coRt would. The State Library association has been organized to take up the work, and If the state desires to carry good reading to all sections and all districts, it will make an appropriation for that purpose. It is a question that will come before the next legislature, and an affirmative or negattvo answer will then be given to this appeal for libra ries for the many. The traveling library has been fully tested in many states. The rules gov erning it have been well worked out. The plan is thus presented in the Montgomery Advertiser: The traveling library, as established by ©ther states under official espionage, has been a great success. Some person of standing In ills community Is selected, and the libraries in each town apply for the location of a station of the traveling library, and he is made responsible for ttie return to the state of all the books aent him in as good condition as when re ceived, barring the natural wear and tear during the process of reading. About 100 books are usually contained in each case sent out from headquarters, and they are allowed to remain in each place for from thirty days to six months, depending up on the avidity with which the citizens of the various places served to seize upon the opportunity to tod the books. The case is then sent o. Ito the next station In the circuit, and Is Replaced by another case containing a different list of books. The larger the appropriation the more cases, anti the more cases the longer they can be left in a communi ty. The plan is one looking to the el evation of the state, and it deserves careful attention at tne hands of the coming legislature. Illiteracy Stamped Out. k iiasBachuB^fts has a law which pro wiits the employment of a person tin age of twenty-one years who read anil write English suf fcclently well to pass an examination set by the superintendent of schools. This law Is rlgldiy enforced, and It Is doing more to stamp out Illiteracy in Massachusetts than any single plan that has been adopted, Its effect in North Adams, a city containing many iron-ore miners, has been remarkable. At first many for eign-born boys and girls were thrown out of employment, but they went to the day or night schools, and a recent census discloses the fact that there are but five minors .1 North Adams who cannot read and write English. The population of North Adams six years ago was 24,200. It probably holds to day 30,000 people, and the fact that it holds but five illiterate minors de monstrates the efficiency of the new law which forbids I he employment of illiterate minors. Welcome to Bryan. William Jennings Bryan, recognized far and wide as the foremost democrat in the United States and as the stand ard bearer of our great historic party, honored Birmingham with his presence yesterday. The distinguished Com moner met with a cordial Alabama welcome. Birmingham turned out her thous ands and prominent men from every section of Alabama were here to min gle with the local democracy and raise their voices in acclaim at Mr. Bryan’s coming. This busy city is never noisy in the way of demonstration, but it is whole-souled, and Mr. Bryan was not slow to appreciate the sympathetic heart beats that quickened at sight of him. Mr. Bryan is no stranger in Birming ham. He has visited this city fre quently, but on no former occasion was the ovation so marked as yester day. And certain it is that on no for mer visit were Mr. Bryan’s utterances on the platform so pregnant or so tell ing. The south does not agree with Mr. Bryan on the question of govern ment ownership of railroads, but in elaborating and discussing the prin ciples of democracy in general Mr. Bryan was singularly luminous. Mr. Bryan will be the nominee of his party in 1898, and he should be elected. The Airship. Will the airship ever become a prac tical vehicle of locomotion or will it remain only an expensive and danger ous experiment? All that has been done up to the present only proves the possibllty of const"ucting a machine which will float !n the air and which, under favor able circumstances, can be driven and steered. This is a poor result for all the money spent on the invention. If ever the problem of aerial naviga tion is solved it will not be by means, or anything like the means, now being tried. The immense gas bag or dirigi ble balloon, relying on the difference between the weight of the atmosphere and the gas with which it is inflated for its buoyancy, was invented over a hundred years ago, and in principle is the same now as ihen. The aeroplane is such a complex and erratic piece of mechanism that no1 reliance can he placed upon it. Neither of them has been able to raise anything like the weight proportionate to its size. The railroad and the steamship com panies need have no fear of competi tion for many years to come. The ele ment of safety alone will always be In favor of the means of conveyance that skims the surface, whether it be of land or water, rather than with that which soars some hundred feet or so above our heads. Ship wrecks and railroad collisions are bad enough, but precipitation is an experience that few persons will survive. The airship, however, will continue to appeal to the Imagination, and ex hibitions will never fail to interest the public. Lemuel Ell Quigg is now a back number. He served too many bosses in Wall street and in politics. The sub-boss was overwhelmed with his en tire crowd. President Roosevelt’s letter to Min ister Quesada on toe Cuban crisis was not Carnegieized, and it was all the better because it was not. The waters of the south are to be analyzed by the geological survey, and it might be well to put fire-waters In the list. To complete his unpopular career, Russell Sage left a will which made him cordially disliked by his relatives. A lot of people were convinced yes terday that they were looking on the next President of the United States. The Roosevelt family is a unit, for Son-In-Law 1-ongworth declares that his platform is "Stick to Roosevelt." The plain people in this country greet Datto Bryan as warmly as kings and emperors did across the sea. Winston Churchill lost the nomina tion for governor in New Hampshire, but his platform won out. The Harriman crowd will have a railroad from sea to sea if they secure the Baltimore and Ohio. President Palma is not considering a third term. He is trying to serve out a stormy second term. Every time President Roosevelt makes a move Europe applauds. Is this fear or a Jolly T Harriman Ih the chief wholesaler of the railway world. He 1b eclipsing the J. P. Morgan record. Cuba Is a hot-bed of unrest, and It will get hotter umess Uncle Sam does hiS full duty there. The village constable knows full well that the college boy has returned to his alma mater. The British are not accepting bob tailed spelling, even if Mark Twain does endorse It. Raisull Is becoming prominent In Morocco again, now that Stensland has been deported. Mince-meat is not to be inspected or labeled, and the buyer takes his life In his hands. The meat Inspection law goes into force October 1, and honest labels will be required. Secretary Taft regrets he cannot put the Insurgents under bonds to keep the peace. A man was poisoned by eating hash the other day. At last we have a clear case! The machine defeated Winston CnurchlU, but it was a Pyrrhic victory. The Panama canal will be completed during Mr. Bryan’s presidential term. Vast audiences greet Mr. Bryan wherever he appears, north or south. King Alfonso Is not growing round shouldered under the Cuban troubles. Kuropatkln's book Is out—that Is, as far out as the censor will permit. The death of Trepoff has lessened the demand for bombs in Russia. Now, if Arkansas should rival Kim berley it would be surprising. Secretary Cortelyou needn’t be so ! pert about it. Nobody In Cuba is going to jeer at [ Umpire Taft. Twenty-three looms large before Dr. Dowle. • New York is becoming subway cra zy. _ KIRBY DEFENDS SENATOR BAILEY Houston. Tex., September 21.—John H. Kirby, president of the Kirby Lumber company, made the following statement relative to the employment of Senator Bailey in connection with the sale of some of Mr. Kirby's interest in the Kirby Lum ber company, for which it was stated Mr. Bailey received a fee of <225,00 for dispos ing of <3,000.000 in property, and In reply to published criticisms: "The statement that I employed Mr. j Bailey because of 'his influence as a Uni | ted States senator Is false. I employed j him to reduce my possession of the Kirby ! Lumber company treasury assets that I certain Wall street Interests were frarnlu i iently seeking to take from me. I om j ployed Mr. Bailey because of his eminent j ability as a lawyer and his knowledge ] of Texas statutes and court practice, i which enabled him to cope with the situa I tion better than any lawyer could have I done. "The fee paid him was smaller than would have been charged by a New York lawyer able to successfully represent me." President Ripley of the Atchison, To peka and Santa Fe wired here today from j Chicago: "The statement that Senator Bailey ever had any character of negotiation with us Is untrue. All our transactions with Mr. Kirby or the lumber company were conducted by me and with Mr. Kirby in person. I never saw Mr. Bailey in my life and never knew that he was conected with Mr. Kirby or the Kirby Lumber company as an attorney or otherwise." ALABAMA PRESS Prattville Progress: Alabama was re processed at Montgomery recently by a convention, says The Age-Herald. What we need Is to have conventions abolished altogether. Selma Journal: Montgomery Is demand ing better telephone service. Here’s hop ing she will receive a more satisfactory response to her demand than has yet been accorded her sister city of Selma. T.Kingston Southern Home: The depart ment of agriculture announces that an automobile goes to the scrap heap in two years. But usually not before it has earned Its worth In damuge suits. PRESS POINTS Atlanta Constitution: Secretary Taft Is the Handy Andy of the administration. Florida Times-Union: Senator Ha Fol lette will stump New Jersey. Wisconsin having stumped him a few weeks ago. Atlanta Journal: Not every one can follow the advice of Mr. Longworth, to stick to Roosevelt, as closely as he did. Savannah News: Secretary Taft Is carry ing the "big stick" to Cuba with him, but the universal hope Is that he will use It as an olive branch. Work Begin* on New Terminals. Mexico City, September 21.—Rudolptf Wiser has been appointed chief engineer of the Vera Cruz Terminal company. Work has begun on the new railway ter minals at that port and will continue prob ably for two years, tho total cost being $6,000,000. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. From the New York Press. Music lessons for a girl make mor* noise, but cooking lessons keep the peace. People can afford to wear plenty of mourning for a relative If they were re membered in the will. People seem to think nowadays that a man’s son is a wonder to be able to moke his own living. A nice thing‘about being poor Is you don't make enemies for refusing to found public Institutions. When * man kisses a girl on a dark piazza, she weulit scream if she weren't afraid of scaring her mother. IN HOTEL LOBBIBS Oroaslng the Atlantic. "What a grand prize the Cunard line steamship Carman lu, with her $10,000,000 , in gold, would have been for Captain Kidd had he been living today," said an old sailor, "The steamship herself Is worth about $1,000,000, and it Is safe to presume that t'he balance of her cargo and passengers’ property would reach nearly another mil lion, altogether making a grand total of $12,000,COO. This Is a proof of how safe | ocean travel Is regarded at the present i day. "It is not so very long ago since a voy- I ago across the Atlantic was considered quite a perilous undertaking. Friends and i relatives of sailors and passenger! would j come down to see the ship off apd the leave-taking would be almoHt. heartrend ing. But now people think no more of making a trip from New York to Europo than of going across town on a street ’ car, "Every year the number of passengers is increasing and, to meet the increase, bigger and faster ships are being built. The luxurious elegance of the state cab ins In these big steamships is equal to any palace, and the bill of fare unsur passed by the best hotel. "No wonder people who can afford it visit Europe. The trip across on the boat Is not the least Interesting part of the tour.” Night Side of Life. "If I wanted to take a vacation and didn't have the money to spare," said a curbstone philosopher, "I would reverse my order of living; sleep all day and walk round all night. "No person would believe what a differ ence in manner exlgts among the people who are on the streets In t‘he day time and those found walking around at night. The darkness acts as a sort of subtle in fluence upon men's word* and actions. The man is more natural, more himself at night than during the day, "I meet a man at midday; he is busy, serious, strictly correct in all his acts; but when the mantle of night falls he throws aside his mask and becomes a Jolly, easy-going, rakish sort of an in dividual. I must confess I admire his natural disposition far more than his mid day manner. "If people only knew how beautiful the sky is about 8 or 4 o'clock In the morn ing they would prefer these hours to the samo hours in the afternoon. The stars are particularly brilliant, the air is cool and fresh, the city profoundly silent; there is a sense of being in the presence of some great power, a feeling which never comes over a person in the glare of day light. "It is such a change, too, from the noisy traffic of day to the quiet, peace ful night. Strange thoughts fill the mind as you reflect on the power of that great mystery, sleep, that thus can put a stop to all action, but which will soon release its hold upon men and allow them to resume t'heir day’s labor." Visiting Editors. Numerous democratic editors of Ala bama visited Birmingham to attend the Bryan reception. Among this number, all of whom were entertained and cared for by the local committees in charge, were Max Hamburger of the Mobile Herald, Horace Hood of the Montgomery Jour nal, James H. Hard of the Bessemer Journal, Capt. A. E. Hewlett of the Cull man Tribune-Gazette, W. P. Hoeferbert of the Gadsden Journal, Harold Hildreth of the New Decatur Advertiser, W. T. Kennedy and J. H. Williamson of the Bessemer Workman, R. H. Walker of the Athens Democrat, C. B. Carter of the Hartselle Enquirer, A. W. Holston of the Dafayette Journal, J. C. Orr of the New Decatur Advertiser, M. W. Ckmper of the Florence Times, Harry D. Martin of the Ozark Star and E. M. Ragland of the Sheffield Standard. Thus It Is a safe prediction that every reader In this state will learn of the fact that Bryan has been with his friends, and spoken to them. Southern Cotton Association. The members of the several state di visions of the Southern Cotton associa tion, according to a statement made In Birmingham last night by W. H. Sey mour, president of the Alabama division, with headquarters In Montgomery, will be addressed this fall by President Jor dan, Hon. E. D. Smith of South Carolina and Hon. S. A. Witherspoon of Me ridian. In other words, according to Mr. Sey mour, the Southern Cotton association will throw Itself headlong into the light for better prices for cotton, and will make even greater exertions than heretofore. The Alabama division will hold a meet ing In Montgomery on the 25th Inst., and win be addressed by President Jordan and Messrs. Smith and Witherspoon. Con gressman J. Thomas Heflin will also de liver an address before that body. Many planters from all sections of the state will he in attendance. "The object Just at present," said Mr. Seymour In discussing the situation, "is to gain control of the surplus supply. As is known, last yea~ *' ""0,000 bales of cot ton were spun, or 840.1*41 more bales than were picked during last season. The far mer secured 11 cents for his cotton, while the manufacturer got rid of his products at a price of 12 cents and more. It Is known that a crop of 10,000,000 bales would bring a price of 16 cents per pound, while 'a crop of 12,000,000 would probably bring a price of 10 cents. Therefore, it Is seen that more money can be made from 10, 000,IKK) hales than from 12.000,000 bales. The farmers are getting more and more In terested in the association since we have reached a practical basis, and I am certain that all of our efforts will not be In vain." Mr. Seymour reported that the crops throughout the state were opening fast, and that cotton pickers were exceedingly scarce. “In some quarters," said he, I learn that pickers are demanding (1 a hundred, j or a cent a pound!" At the Jefferson. Owing to the late arrival of William Jennings Bryan yesterday, which forced the arrangement committee to move the programme up two hours, it was impos sible for Mr. and Mrs. Bryan to witness •'Wonderland" at the Jefferson theatre last night. Two boxes had been reserved for him and others who intended to b« in the party, and Mr. Bryan thanked the committee for accepting the Invitation extended by Manager Douglas of the theatre. He sent word to Manager Doug las that he regretted very much that he could not be present. Mr. Douglas appre ciated the circifmsfances and was equally sorry that he did not have the privilege of entertaining |he distinguished Nebras kan. WARSHIPS CANNOT GO INTO BUSHES, SAY INSURGENTS (CONTINUED FROM PACK l.> horses If they were taken. The corre spondent was well received and permitted to scrutinize the equipment of the insur gents. General Acosta said that 4f the government was upheld by Messrs. Taft and Bacon he would continue fighting l'or the "righteous cause" of the Insurgents. Mr. Taft and Mr. Bacon received to day besides an American committee, Sec retary Montalvo, Chief of the Rural Guards Rodriguez, Gen. Freyre Andrade, Vice President Mendez Capote, Alfredo Zayas and several bankers and commer cial men. At midday Pino Guerra with 5300 men, 1000 of whom were unarmed, with 500 extra horses entered the province of Havana, camping at Caimlto, twenty miles from Havana. Friday night he ef fected a junction with Brigadier Gen eral Carlllo, who has 1300 men and all resumed the march toward Havana. At 6 o’clock this morning the Associated Press correspondent joined the rebel forces at Guanajay and continued with them until they encamped. The discipline of the force is fair. The revolutionists appropriate all chickens, pigs and horses, and kill cattle whenever the commissary requires fresh meat. Pino Guerra told the correspondent that he and Alfredo Zayas were working In perfect accord. Guerra still considers hinjself a con gressman. Avoids Direct Reply. Questioned whether he would prefer American intervention to the present government, the insurgent leader avoid ed replying. He asserted that he will not attempt to enter the city during the peace conference. Asked as to whether he had a plan for the formation of a provisional gov ernment, he replied affirmatively, but would not outline It. Vice President Mendez Capote tonight visited Secretary Taft, taking with him a resolution adopted by the moderate party this evening. The resolution was as follows: "Resolved. That we submit absolute ly to the United States mediatory com mission on conditions ttyit the rebels sur render their arms and legally promise to accept and comply with such decisions whatever It may be.” Secretary Taft filed the resolution with out comment. Alfredo Zayas declined to comment on the action of the moderates. THINK DIFFERENCES ARE IRRECONCILABLE Any Other Solution Than Intervention Would Be But Temporary, for Crisis Must Come. Washington. September $1.—The advices from Havana today only confirm the feeling which has been entertained here that the differences between* the govern ment of Cuba and the insurgent forces are irreconcilable and that even if the President’s commissioners should suc ceed In accomplishing any arrangement for the settlement of the difficulties in Cuba, it could only be temporary and that a crisis must necessarily result soon er or later. Intervention, therefore, by the ynlted States is likely to occur at any moment. Officials of the war, state and navy de partments when shown the Havana bul letin, telling of the impending crisis, would not admit the receipt of any con firmatory advices, but it is known defi nitely that the government officials here entertain the view herein stated. It was said today that In case of Intervention*, one of the first acts of the United States would be the adoption of a policy of reconcentration, but without the horrors attending a similar policy of General Weyler. The true condition of affairs In Cuba has been made known through govern ment advices received here of most au thentic origin. These positively assert that the present insurrection can last Indefinite ly, because of the fact that neither the Insurgents nor the government Is able to overthrow the insurgents. The insurgents are opposed to intervention because they want office and graft which Intervention would destroy. TRADE IS DEAD AND ISLAND IS SUFFERING The Insurgent Forces Far Outnumber Those of the Government, But Not So Well Equipped. Havana, September 21.—Trade, is dead. An Immense loss in the next sugar and tobacco crops will occur If present condi tions continue. The insurrectionists are without any military organization; they are operating in gangs which it is stated is the best way for their purpose and for the end they have in view. They are practically without money and obtain their subsistence off the country where the great majority of the people sympathize with them. No prominent in terests, it is stated are supplying them with money. The extent to which the insurrection has gained ground is shown when It is asserted the insurgent forces far out number those of the government; are of better fighting quality but that the latter are better equipped. The situation has assumed such an aspect that foreigners have advised their governments of the damage suffered by them, particularly English and German citizens. Reduced to Sore Straits. The straits to which the government has been reduced is indicated by' the fact that in order to get sufficient funds to carry on its programme of defense, money is being spent without any legal dcstrictions. Any available is being used regardless of the purpose for which it is appropriated. The whole situation Is summed up by the statement that everybody, individual or corporation, domestic or foreign, wants Intervention to restore order and then an nexation to preserve it. Secretary Taft’s advices from the in terior are that the people are controlled by neither the government nor the lib erals, but are simply dissatisfied with con ditions in general. Secretaries Taft and Bacon heard today the first American testimony on the sit uation given by the committee of ten Americans selected for this purpose at the meeting held September 18. They' also heard General Freyre Andrade and Al fredo Zayas. The latter outlined the claims of the liberals. American Squadron Arrives. The arrival this morning of the Ameri can squadron was the spectacular and im pressive feature of the day, and the pres ence of the warships suggests evidences of intervention. The truce between the opposing forces continues. The governemnt, however, is moving troops toward the city and the rebel force under Pino Guerra is coming rapidly' toward Havana to connect with the rebels surrounding the capital. It is understood here that Secretary Taft has sent a gloomy message to Pres ident Roosevelt, saying that private re ports received by him from the interior are to the effect that a state bordering upon anarchy prevails throughout almost the entire Island, exception being made of the sections on the coast. Will Not Treat With Rebels. It is known that Secretary Taft has de cided absolutely not to treat with armed rebel forces. This is taken to mean that American intervention and American oc ADRIFT WITH THE TIMES ALLANT WINSTON CHURCH I*ILL, he of the books, went up against a railroad in New Hamp shire and fell down. To be explicit—it was the Boston und Maine, a stout octo pus with a nose for politics. Winston didn't win, but it is Just as well. He has written at least one good book—“Richard Carvel"—and if he had been elected to of fice he might have been lost to literature. There is something fearsome in the thought of a novelist exposing himself to the storms and stress of a political cam paign. Writer chaps are the most harm less people In the world—when they are not mu9l-:rakers or fanatics imbued wdth a “purpose." They are nearly always helpless, too, and tne spectacle of one throwing himself among the wolves and foxes of machine politics is distressing. Rejoice, Winston, that you did not win! If you must, you may console yourself with the office-seeker's motto, "It is bet ter to have run and lost than never to have run at all." IN LAUGHLAND. The people all wear happy smiles In Laughland; And merriment the time beguiles In Laughland. It surely is a pleasant place Of cheerfulness and kindly grace— You never see a frowning face In Laughland. - Oh, life is nothing but a Joke In La ugh land, And evil prophets never croak In Laughland. In weather foul, or bright and fair, Nobody seems to have a care, For gloom can never tarry there in Laughland. Now, why not stake a claim today In Laughland? And vow that you will ever stay In Laughland? You'll And yourself at peace—content, The golden years serenely spent, And Love the lord who gives consent In Laughland. William D. Upshaw writes about "The Moral Grandeur of William Jennings Bry | an," and might add. "Contrasted With I His Sartorial Negligence.” Fleas routed a brass band in Waukegan, III. The band was practicing, and public sympathy was with the fleas. A LA MODE. My lady’s face Is wreathed in smiles Because it suits The autumn styles. Who ever thought that Referee George Siler had $50,000 worth of character? A newspaper writer speaks of "Some Fearful Remedies.” Government owner ship must be one of them. Nearly 25,000 persons were killed by snakebite tln India In 1904. Poor devils! There wasn’t a drop of snakebite medi cine to be had! WHEN TIME viALLOPS. Jack and Jill Went up the hill— Their object was to spoon. 'Twas morning then— Say, nine or ten. ’Tis now the afternoon. Representative Hitt, who was nominated for congress by the republican state con vention at Salt Lake City, lives at Well ville, Utah. The road to Wellvllle Is a well-known breakfast food route. We didn't do much’ for the simple life, except talk, and It is doing the same way with simple spelling. Hereafter labels must tell no tales but truthful tales. THE ENLIVENERS. If all the faddists here below And all the busy cranks, And all the criminals, forsooth, And chaps who wreck the banks, Could be eliminated eo * They'd never more exist, The road we travel would be dull, Without a single twist. Variety would be unknown, And local color, too; There wouldn’t be much honest toil For legal lights to do. The human race would be so tame And daily life so flat, We’d want to sleep the darned thing out And let it go at that. NEW BOOKS. “A Millionaire of Yesterday.” Shade of Russell Sage. “The Master Mummer.” William Ran dolph Hearst. "A Prince of Sinners.” Richard Can field. “The Slave of Silence,” William Jen nings Bryan. “Forget-Me-Not.” Mister Fairbanks. When a fellow in love says he is “hard hit,” the way he acts makes people think he was struck on the head. FASHION SPREADING. With nice perforations To let in the gales. Will vessels in future Have peek-a-boo sails? —New York Time*. Sails peek-a-boo would never do— They won’t hold wind, you see. But vessels in the future may Wear canvas lingerie. Yesterday was Bryan Day. The prin cipal features were that the Peerless One came and went. PAUL COOK. cupation must Inevitably follow. In a measure, Mr. Taft’s decision may be due to the attitude of the Cuban government, which refuses such recognition of the rebels as would be Implied through the Intermediary of the United States. The intervention contemplated would mean the taking over of the affairs of the entire island pending some final settlement. An Impartial canvass by the Associated Press among Cubans In high positions and represented the most important commer cial and financial Interests here showed that it is practically the unanimous opin ion that intervention alone can afford a guarantee of restoring and maintaining peace. PRESIDENT IN CLOSE TOUCH WITH MR. TAFT Direct Telegraphic Communication Has Been Established Between Ha vana and Oyster Bay. Washington. September 21.—Direct tele graphic communication has been estab lished between Havana and Oyster Bay, N. Y., in order that Secretary Taft may be able promptly to report to President Roosevelt the progress of the negotiations now under way In the Cuban capital. The establishment of this means of communi cation enables the President to keep thor oughly Informed of all the details of the situation and explains why Secretary Taft and Assistant Secretary Bacon have not found it necessary to make any re ports of the progress of events to the departments in this city. It also indicates that the President him self knows all about the character of the peace negotiations in Havana and that Secretary Taft Is having the benefit of his knowledge and advice In each Import ant step that he takes. No More Warships Going. Washington, September 21.—It is not the present intention of the navy depart ment to order any more war vessels to Cuba. Including those now In Cuban waters and on route, the latter being the j battleship New Jersey, the cruisers Min neapolis and Newark, there are a round dozen of American warships destined for at least temporary service In Cuba. Funston Wifi Leave Today. Washington, September 21.—General Funston will leave for Cuba tomorrow, i In order that there might be no mis j understanding in the matter General Bell, chief of staff, sent a cable message to [ Secretary Taft at Havana notifying him of the arrival In Washington of General Funston and asking his wishes in regard to the further movement of that officer. Today General Beli received a reply from Secretary Taft saying that he desired to have General Funston report to him at his earliest convenience. General Funston and Lieutenant Mitch ell, his aide, accordingly leave here to morrow for Havana, where they are due to arrive next Tuesday morning. PROVERBS ABOUT WOMEN. From the Philadelphia Bulletin. The Germans say: "Listen to a wom an's first opinion, but not her second.M This proverb embodies the world-old the ory that a mowan's intuition is better than her reason. The French say: "A wife is a perpetual torment," and "A man of straw is wortli a woman of gold." The absurd French cynicism, the French distrust of wom ankind, is as well portrayed in those two proverbs as In one of Guy de Maupas sant’s stories. The Spanish love their women, but la a light and jesting way. Thus their proverbs make sport of her. For instance: "Women, wind and fortune are changea ble.” "If you have anything to proclatm in the open market you need only whisper it to a woman." “Be on your guard against a bad woman and never trust a good one." ‘‘There is only one bad wife, but every husband thinks hfe has got her." Bitter and contemptuous, is the Italian idea of woman. They say in Italy as they suck desperately on their miserably made government cigars: "He who loves his wife and a brass farthing has only lost the latter." The Chinese objection to woman is that she talks too much. "A woman's tongue is her sword, and she never per mits it to rust." The American proverbs are kinder: "Women can keep a secret, but it takes a lot of them it," and "Women paint to hide their blushes." MORPHY DECLINES TO COMMIT HIMSELF New York, September a.—Charles F. M«rphy, leader of Tammany Hall, today declared positively that notwithstanding all the talk about an understanding be tween him and William H. Hearst, he wa3 not committed to Mr. Hearst or to any other candidate. •'What is more,” he added, ”1 will not commit myself till the Tammany caucus is held in Buffalo next Monday night.” In answer to other questions Mr. Mur phy repeated his statement that there is plenty of sentiment In Tammany Hall for Hearst and none for Jerome. When the Sulzer committee called Mr. Murphy was urged not to commit his fol lowing to the support of William R. Hearst. Tammany’s leader said In response that he would be glad to see Mr. Sulxer nom inated, Lut declared that he was not In a position to make any definite stand for or against anybody at present. "Whoever is nominated will have my hearty support,” he said. R, H. CLARKE ILL AT ST, LOUIS HOSPITAL St Louis, September 21.—(Special.)— Your correspondent was informed at 11:30 o’clock tonight by Dr. Albert Tausig, who is attending ex,-Con8:ressman R. H. Clarke of Alabama, at St. Luke's hospital, that the patient was “about the same.” “The same as what?” your correspond ent asked. “Seriously ill with pneumonia,” was the reply, “He may dies and he may live. He is not at the point of death, however. Mrs. Clarke, who was in Colorado and Northern© Clarke, the patient’s brother, arrived today, relieving the patient's daughter, Miss Helen Clarke, who is. ex hausted. PROFIT FROM SMOKE. From the Chicago Journal. In Brussels, Mallnes and other Belgian towns a novel method of not only getting rid of smoke but turning it to good ac count has recently been employed. The smoke is driven by a ventilating fan into a filter filled with porous material, over which a continuous stream of petroleum, benzine, alcohol, or some liquid hydrocar bon flows. The result is that the smoke is entirely suppressed, while the Alter yields a gas of great heating power, whlctt can be used for domestic purposes and for driving gas engines. The filtering ma terial itself also becomes a good com bustible during the process. THE CRY OF THE DREAMER. By John Boyle O'Reilly. I am tired of planning and toiling In the crowded hives of men; Heart-weary of building and spolling And spoiling and building again. And I long for the dear old river, Where I dreamed my youth away; For a dreamer lives forever. And a toiler dies in a day. I am sick of the showy" seeming Of a life that is half a lie; Of the faces lined with scheming In the throng that hurries by— From the sleepless thought'* endeavor I would go where the children play; For a dreamer lives forever. And a thinker dies in a day. I can feel no pride, but pity For the burdens the rich endure; There is nothing sweet in the city But the patient lives of the poor. Oh, the little hands, too skilful. And the child-mind choked with weeds! The daughter's heart grown wilful, And the father's heart that bleeds! Xo, no! From the street’s rude bustle. From the trophies of mart and stages I would Ay to the wood’s low rustle And the meadow's kindly page. / Let me dream as of old by the river, ' And be lo*ed for the dream alway;' ' For a dreamer lives forever. And a toller dies in a day.