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E. \V. BARRETT.Editor Entered at the Birmingham, Ala., postoffice as second class matter under act of Congress March 3. 1879. Daily and Sunday Age-Herald.... $8.00 Daily and Sunday per month.70 Daily and Sunday, three months.. 2.00 Weekly Age-Herald, per annum... .00 Sunday Age-Herald. 2.00 A. J. Eaton, Jr., and O. E. Young are the only authorized traveling repre sentatives of The Age-Herald in Its cir culation department. No communication will be published without its authors name. Rejected manuscript \ytll not be returned unless stamps are enclosed for that purpose. Remittances can be made at current rate of exchange. The Age-Herald will not be responsible for money sent through the mails. Address. THE AGE-HERALD. Birmingham. Ala. Washington bureau, 207 Hlbbs build ing. European bureau, 6 Henrietta street. Covent Garden, Londbn. Eastern 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 for ign advertising. # TELEPHONE Bell (private exchange connecting all departments), Main 4000. Whole as the marble, found as I he ro^k t Aa broad and general as the easing nlr. Macbeth. Festival and the Auditorium At one time it was thought that ground might be broken for Birming ham’s auditorium before the end of the year, but unavoidable delays in the issuance of the $200,000 of city bonds, the proceeds of vhich must, it is understood, pay for a site as well as the building itself, makes it prob able now that the work of construc tion will be commenced not earlier than January 1. It had been hoped that the auditorium would be near enough completed to make it available for a festival by the middle of*May, but that is too much to expect. If, however, work is started early in the new year it might be ready for a great festival by the latter part of June; and June is usually a delightful month in Birmingham. The fact is that June is more apt to be free from long rainy spells than the merry month of May. June invites the gala spirit, and a music festival in that joyous month would bring great crowds of visitors to Birmingham. It is most gratifying to know that the Music Study club, which has been successful in the management of high class concerts, has signified its intention to arrange for the audito rium festival. Hundreds of local voices will be trained for the occasion, and every city that has a chorus or that can organize a chorus capable of singing oratorio music will be in vited to unite and form a band of singers numbering probably 1000 or more. Just as soon as ground is broken for the auditorium the musical forces should begin preparation, even if the festival has to be deferred until fall. Many creditable festivals have been held in the south, including the festivals in Birmingham, but the forthcoming affair in the great audi torium should surpass anything of the kind ever undertaken outside pi Cin cinnati or Worcester. Indebted to Boys’ Corn Clubs The entire state of Alabama should feel indebted to the boys who have or ganized corn club who have been mak ing phenomenal records in corn pro duction on small areas. On one acre of land in Alabama 287 bushels of corn were produced this year, and a boy in Tallapoosa county, Walker Lee Brunson, 14 years of age, has just an nounced this his one-acre crop was 232 bushels and 39 pounds. This youth said that he first turned his . ground 10 or 12 inches deep, fie then double cut it with a harrow, laid off rows three feet apart, bedded with a one-horse turner, then planted his corn in the water-furrow. In order to , get large results he "fed" 10 sacks of 10-4 guano to the growing stalks and one sack of 10 4-4 top dressing and 70 pounds of nitrate of sulphur. This was intensive farming, of course; but think of it, 232 bushels! The emulation in the boys’ corn clubs within the past two years has had a fine effect on farming on a large scale throughout Alabama. The time was when the farmer thought he was doing fairly well if he raised 15 or 20 bushels of corn to the acre, but now that the boys have shown what can be done by intelligent effort and intensive methods the average of the crop was much larger last year than the year before, and it is believed that the crop of this year k^will outstrip that of last. Alabama U has made probably a 75,000,000 bushel crop. A few years ago the |H crop amounted only to about 30,000, §■ 000 or 35,000,000 bushels. In other ^B words, the corn production in Ala ^Lama hfcs doubled, and the farmers Br^we just getting a good start along [ " modern lines. There is good reason to believe that next year’s crop in this state will go above the 100,000,000 mark. Many ■farmers on large acreage now aver Le 60 bushels to the acre, and some Berage better still. A hundred Libels to the acre uas nut uncom mon this year. But the boys’ clubs, if they did not actually lead the way, have done untold good in stimulat ing ambitious farmers. All this means added wealth ,to the statc Organizing for Sweeping Majority In Jefferson county it will be only a question 6f the overwhelming size of Mr. Underwood’s majority. Every voter hereabouts conversant with political sentiment knows that Alabama’s great democratic states man will beat his opponent for the United States Senate, Congressman Hobson, by an unprecedented major ity. The splendid ovation which Mr. Underwood received in Birmingham Saturday night clearly indicates the record-breaking vote that will be polled for the man who has achieved great things for the state and for the nation. No such immense gathering as that in the Gipsy Smith auditorium was ever seen here on any previous political occasion. x Mr. Underwood was greeted by a “capacity house,” and the auditorium has a capacity esti mated at from 7000 to 8000. It was “packed and jammed,” as the saying goes; -and conservative men used to observing big crowds put the figures fully as-high as 8000. Before the senatorial campaign opened, it was generally remarked that Underwood would be elected by a safe majority; would carry his own district by a sweeping majority; but how would he run throughout the state? Mr. Underwood has now de livered addresses in various sections of Alabama, and he has been received by enormous crowds, full of enthu siasm and determination to assist in rolling up a majority for the state’s favorite son that will be memorable in the history of the democratic party. Mr. Underwood’s campaign commit tee is composed of ardent democrats of a great deal of practical experience. The democracy in every county and every beat is already aroused in Un derwood’s behalf. Mr. Underwood has still responsible duties to perform as the House leader, and he will have to be in Washington the greater part of the winter; but his friends will see to it that his organization is perfected and maintained. Nothing in the way of organization should be left undone. Dull Stock Market The New York stock market, some times a barometer of financial and commercial conditions, has been ex tremely *lull for several weeks past. It has boen a waiting market, and has been quite featureless. But while the stock market is sometimes a barome ter, it frequently Happens that it is without significance so far as effect ing general business conditions goes. Now that the holiday season is near, substantial activity need not be expected in stock trading until the new year. And even then the market often has a way of dragging along until January has passed. It may be just as well that quiet prevails for short periods in the stock market. The spurts early in the fall kept “room traders” and a few out siders in practice. If the Mexican situation clears up by the time the holidays are over and a currency bill to be enacted is rea sonably satisfactory to financial inter ests, there will be a very decided re vival of prosperity. The stock market will then become bullish, and Wall street will be happy once more. In the meantime the large crops in this country have put the farmers and country merchants in good humor, and when the agricultural sections are thriving business in the great centers is never stagnant. The year 1913 has been on the 'whole a very prosperous year. There have been comparatively few failures in the business world, and the people generally will have much to be thank ful for from a material point of view on next Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. A National Theological Seminary As may be recalled, the Southern Baptist convention, representing the white membership of the Baptist church in the south, has pledged its aid to the National Baptist conven ■ tiop, colored, for the purpose of “in j suring the successful launching of a ] national theological seminary to en ! gage in the work of furnishing a J better prepared ministry to lead the j negro people.” Representatives of the convention have recommended that the Southern Baptist association donate $50,000 as the initial contribution to ward the founding and equipping of the proposed school. It is the purpose of those authorized to act in the matter to locate the in stitution in one of these five cities: J Memphis, Birmingham, Atlanta, Nash vilU\ or Louisville. It is understood that Memphis is making a well or ganized effort to secure the award. Such a seminary as that projected should accomplish work of far-reach ing good, and it is hoped that the Baptists and other public-spirited and philanthropic citizens of Birmingham will take up the proposition, with a view (jf having the institution estab lished Uiere. The $50,000 which the white Baptists of the south are to con tribute Njill be only the beginning of large coiwibutions to follow. As the sejninary ork developes and good fruit is shown, several hundred thou sand dollars will be raised for its maintenance and expansion. When the supply ship Culgoa sails for Vera Cruz from the New York navy yard she will carry the firfct cargo of foreign beef ever bought for the navy, says the Philadelphia Public ledger’s Washington correspondent. This la con sidered the first tangible result of democratic tariff revision. While the administration would prefer to patron ize home products, the fact that for eign meat was bought at a lower fig ure than the large American packers would quote is taken as proof that the democratic tariff is already reducing the cc£t of living. The bureau of supplies and accounts advertised two weeks ago for 285,000, pounds of fresh beef. Five Chicago firms offered bids, the lowest being that of Sulzberger & Son, 11.9 cents a pound, for Australian refrig erated beef due on two steamships coming Into New York this week. This figure was one cent below the lowest bid for American beef. The deliveries are to he made at the New York navy yard, where the carcasses w*ll be transhipped on the Culgoa direct from th£ cold Btorage houses. Secretary Dan iels at. first had many apprehensions that there would be some failure in quality in the Australian beef. Quar termaster officers of the army, who have had experience with the Aus tralian beef contracts in the Philip pines, told him the, beef In all probabil ity would prove to be up to the Amer ican standard. President Taft's trust-busting dll not hurt the dividend side pf Standard oil. According to the New York Sun the South Peifn Oil company, a for mer subsillary of the Standard Oil company, has declared an extra divi dend of 2 per cent in addition to its regular quarterly dividend of 3 per cent. So far this year former Standard Oil subsidiaries have declared divi dends amounting to 116 per cent. In May, 1913, the capitalization of the South Penn company was increased from *2,600,000 to *12,500,000 and *7, 5(TO,000 of the new stock was distrib uted among the shareholders as a 300 per cent *stock dividend, the remainder being offered to shareholders at par. New York is now reveling In grand opera. It used to be that no real big. troupe was possible outside of the Metropolitan ^pera house. But now there are others. By the way, New Orleans has excellent French opera every season, and it is said that the French troupe there now Is better than usual. A few years ago the New Or leans French opera came to Birming ham and gave one performance. Would it not be possible for some of our mu sical enthusiasts to bring this season's company here this winter? If the locomotives ef a certain railroad are to be equipped with automobile horns, as reported, it will be necessary to spray the sleepers and dining cars with gasoline in order to carry out the illusion so far as wealthy patrons are concerned. The mayor of Atlantic City advises everybody to quit eating eggs until the price drops. If the average quick luncher tried to follow that sort of advice he would be sadly handicapped. An Ohio farmer has succeeded in rais ing an eight-pound turnip, and has been duly decorated. The turnip is not an aristocratic vegetable, but has its uses. A New YoRk man went to a moving pic ture show and saw his wife pictured in another man's arms. Not believing in art for art's sake, he sued for divorce. The gubernatorial race in Alabama’has been overshadowed somewhat by the sen atorial campaign, but the gurnshoe style of politician won’t object to that. Yes, Alabama Is a political state. Can any other commonwealth In this country outstrip it in ^the length and Intensity of election campaigns? A girl pigeon fancier who produced a squah weighing two pounds is apt to be referred to by slangy individuals as "some chicken" herself. The bridegroom 4>t the next White House wedding Is not a handsome young man, but the chances are that he will hardly be noticed anyhow-. A reduction-has been'made in the tariff on Bibles and stained glass, but tho itin erant evangelist shows no Indication of reducing his price. The G. O. P. is still lifeless, but there be a few earnest ones who real ly hope to see it come to*life in time foj 1916. Murphy says, "The old place is there still.” Quite so, but a trifle battered. NEW JOB I-'OR JOHN' From the Andalusia Star. Birmingham's new elephant is named "Fancy." Fancy, Fancy, I’ve been think ing, what a great stunt it would be, if John Henry Wallace, warden, could pa rade around with thee. POINTED PARAGRAPHS From the Chicago News. An ideal husband usually belongs to some oth&r woman. A girl’s idea of an affnity is the first man who proposes. And many a powerful piaup mover Is uuable to carry a tune. The ctiap with a rowboat taste and a steam yacht Income Is rich. Marty a man is so impolite that he won’t j bow to the inevitable. '• i The girl who knows she has shapely ankles thinks she has some figure. When a little man stands on his dignity he feels as tall as a two-story house. The man w’ho thinks that he Vknows it all never tires of trying to put others wise. During the honeymoon the husband is a stimulant—but forever after a sedative. A/tightwad husband is one who expects his wife to save more out of her allow ance than it amounts to. If a couple are walking ak*?ig t and she stops'T«y jook in a shO* while he keeps right oja, they ried. IN HOTEL LOBBIES The Auditorium "I do not know when the city com mission will be able to start work on the auditorium building, but I hope it will be early In the new year," said P. G. Shook, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce auditorium committee. ) "Offers are standing for the audi torium bond issue of $200,000 at par. If the ground is broken, say in Jan uary, the building might be ready for use some time during the summer." Florida Travel "The Florida travel from the west and from the northwest is now in full s wing," said J. P. Thomas, Jr., city passenger and ticket agent of the Southern railway. "Many Alabama people have already gone to Florida, but the rush from this section will not he in evidence per-% habs until the next cold snap. Our road is operating a fine service and our patrons are being well cared for." Thanksgiving Observance “Thanksgiving is a very general hol iday, as everyone knows, and turkey for dinner is one of the old established laws that will be adhered to this year as usual," said L. T. Coseen of Buf falo, N. Y. v “I can relnember when most genteel folks attended Thanksgiving service lit some church^A great many people still So to church on Thanksgiving Day, bnt the custom is not as general as it used to be. The majority of people Beem to look ujAjn it as a holiday for football and field sports. I believe in tho good old rule of attending church, and seldom fail to do sb myself; but I am told that the venerable Puritan stock of New England has come to bo indifferent to the ‘orthodoxy’ which was so much insisted upon in early times. There are more descendants of the Puritans who keep away from church than those who attend. To me this is not as it should be and it is rather sad." Patting m Stop to Sign Tacking i he city commissioners’ ordering the enforcement of the ordinance against the defacing of trees and telegraph poles with tacked-up signs is very pleasing to many of the citizens of Birmingham,” said an observant man, “and I note that the Boy Scouts are to be used to see that tfie order is obeyed, » “The order of the commission putting a stop to the indiscriminate scattering of hand bills and cards upon the streets is another very timely move, for, not only were the streets being littered with waste paper, but the audacity of some dis tributors was, in some cases, equivalent to a technical assault when they forced their paper slips upon the persons of those unwilling to accept them. “1 think the order, restricting the mer chants to two garbage cans unfair and unjust. The city already has the teams and force, but my argument is that the merchants of Birmingham are paying the heaviest of license taxes, out of propor tion, in fact, to the real estate owner's taxes—and they are entitled to not only the most liberal treatment in the gar bage can matter, but they should receive better police protection.” # May I>a>N In November “Sunday was more like a May day than ‘November bleak and drear,’ ” said Percy Clark, “but let no one think that there will not be ‘an even up’ by nature, for ’twill surely come. “By the way, it is remarkable what long, dry, rainless spells we have had. Business is much affected by it, in some instances. I know large undertakings that are completely at a standstill for the lack of water. In one instance, the drilling of an oil well has been suspended for months because of the lack of rain falls to supply water for the engine boil ers. “I have been out hunting some, and the dogs suffer for water. Many small springs and branches made by them are dry in the territory where I’ve hunted one season after another. “Take it from me, there will be much rain before Christmas, and as for Janu ary, February and March, lookout for snow, rain and much ice, heavier than for several years. m “Verily, these past weeks have brought a glorious Indian summer, but again, I say, lookout for Boreas and his side part ner, Jack Frost,’ from Christmas on.” Population of Cities “One of tho most Interesting1 fea tures of the New York World Al manac is tjiat which gives the sta tistics of cities, Including estimated population,” said Charles O. Lowry of Louisville. “Louisville has boon gTowiqg stead ily ever since the war, but we did not come out in the last census as well as we had expected*—228,000, I believe. In tho table of estimated population Louisvlllb was set down in the last World Almanac with a population of 265,000. This was quite a moderate es timate. I think we have a population now of fully 280,000. We should have 350,000 by 1920. “One of the coming big cities of the south is, I am told, Chattanooga. It appeared In the last census with a population of only #45,660. But the es timate given by the World Almanac a year ago was 95,000. Those figures may be excessive^ but Chattanooga is a strong manufacturing center and will doutbless be credited In tho next federal census with upward of 100,000. “When I was in Birmingham seven or eight years ago, the city was thriv ing. But its growth since then has been simply prodigious. Birmingham will probably have a population of closi onto 300,000 in 1920." CINDERS From the Journal of tha- American Med ical Association. "I’ve got a cinder in my eye!” IIow frequently we hear this expression in the street, especially when the air Is filled with dust and smoke, or anywhere be neath the network of elevated tracks. While this may seem a trivial mishap, and often is if tha foreign substance is immediately removed from the eye, yet it is often a most serious thing and the pub lic at large little realizes that a seemingly unimportant accident of this sort may re sult in serious and permanent impairment of vision. The membrane covering the eyeball is a very delicate structure, and when even a tiny speck of any foreign matter lodges on it it quickly becomes imbedded. The irritation thus set up causes the person to wink ther"teye fre quently, and each time the lid closes, rubbing against the particle, it tends to .imbed it still farther into the membrane. The efforts of sympathizing friends to remove the offending ppeck with a hand kerchief or a wooden toothpick, instead of helping tke situation, usually results in making a bad matter worse, from the damage thMs done to the tissue. Infection cess reaches this stage, even if the cause should be completely removed, It woold perhaps be too late to prevent a scar after the ulcer heals. It might be so faint as to be hardly distinguishable, yet If it is situated Just in front of the pupil, as very-frequently happens, the vision of that eye would be seriously and perhaps permanently Impaired. The public should understand the seri ousness of such occurrences, and public spirit should be aroused to the point of insisting on municipal regulation, elimi nating smoke and dust as far as possible from city streets. Having the fctreets washed every night, as Is done in many of the European cities, instead of having them swept during the day, and prohibit ing the burning of soft coal within the City limits, would go a Jong w'ay toward remedying this evil. PET WITH SILVER JOINT From the Strand. With an elbow joint of sliver and chilled steel, a little pet monkey in San Fran cisco Is proving by his ability that the artificial union Is a success. He is dem onstrating what is likely to prove a tre mendous discovery in surgery—that anky losed Joints (hardened and stiffened by disease) can be replaced by an operation that is not necessarily costly or danger ous. The same sort of operation has been performed with equal success upon a pet dog, and in this case the hind leg of the animal was provided w ith a joint of metal which appears to be as satisfactory for the possessor as the one provided by na ture. In the near future it is planned to provide a human being with this style of steel and silver Joint, and the perfecting of this device will restore to usefulness many people who have become absolutely helpless by reason of accident or disease. There are various causes for this com plete or partial rigidity of the joints, such as rheumatism, gout and tubercu losis; and in extreme cases It has been necessary to break a joint about which osseous material hrfd deposited. Of course, it is only in extreme cases, and after other methods fail, that it should be necessary to perform this ^peration of re moving the natural Joint1 and replacing it wdth metal. In the operation upon animals it was found that when the ten dons were extended properly the muscles did their work as perfectly as in a nor mal limb, and the joints responded with the readiness of natural ones. The bones are capped with • sockets, w hich are of silver, and these are joined to a joint of steel. The inventor of this remarkable joint is a leading San Francisco sur geon, Dr. Milton Francis Clark, whose experience among crippled workmen In a railroad hospital led him to search for this method of relief. POLITICAL GOSSIP Huntsville Mercury-Banner: The plain country man who said, after hearing Hobson’s speech, i could think a blamed sight more of Hobson if he did not think so much of himself,” hit the nail squarely on the head. If the young man was not so chuck full of egotism he would have lots more friends. But,he disgusts people and drives them away from him. Shelby County Review: That man best deserves promotion whose past life has been clean and whose endeavors have been used for the betterment of all the people. The man who can serve his peo ple for 19 years without on% single mis step and who has untiringly fought for the party weal deserves promotion at the hands of the party. lf*there is a man who has better met the requirements of Ills people and his party, and who has a cleaner record than Oscar \V. Under wood, then he Is an undiscovered quan tity. Then, again, after all the applause and praise that has been heaped upon him, he is the same pleasant, unassuming gentle man he was when first elected member of Congress. Success and ai^lause has not changed 1dm, and while the press and people have been saying nice things about him he has remained at his post of duty attending to the business he was elected for. Shelby County Review: When Hobson beats Underwood for anything in this state they will be holding skating car nivals on his Infernal majesty’s brim, stone lake. , Colbert County Reporter: Captain Hob son sank the Merrlmac. and Underwood will sink Captain Hobson under an ocean of ballots. Scottsboro Citizen: Hobson, wonderful, wonderful Hobson, how would this old world wag without thee? Macon TelegTaph: Hobson says they are spending S5,<J00,000 in Alabama to beat him. But Hobson always.did have an ex aggerated idea of his Importance, Tuseumbla Alahamiajt-Dispatch: Wilson, Bryan and Underwood are all the same on prohibition, and should be good enough to satisfy the best prohibitionists. We like people who have done something. Underwod stayed on his job, and no good citizen can fail to give him credit for do ing something in Congress. AS TO EGGS From the Progressive Farmer. We printed last week a note from Slate Food and Drug Commissioner Brown of Tennessee, in which he stated that from 25 to 40 per cent of the SS,(100,000 worth of eggs annually produced In Tennessee are lost because of Improper methods of handling. Along the same line is an Item In the Birmingham Age-Herald telling of the poor quality of Alabama eggs, A wholesale dealer is quoted as saying: “Just now eggs are worth more to the farmer than they ever were. We pay J9 a case for them, and If they are Alabama eggs, in nine cases out of 10 there are at least four dozen in one case that cannot be used. The reason probably Is that the Alabama farmers do not take sufficient precautions or else do not market the eggs within two or tljree days after they are-laid. But even that can liardly be an excuse at this time of the year. Why, an egg would hardly spoil if it were out In the open in weather such as we have had for the past three days. Yet the eggs we receive are just as stale as were those of the summer.” We are Just waiting and watting to hear of the organization of the first co operative egg marketing associations so much needed all fiver the south. They could help make and save every farmer Joining them many dollars a year, and an organization could be effected In any .aggressive community. Why not Join with your neighbors, Mr. Reader, to raise more and better poultry, and tq get more for It by proper marketing? Or, If you are still too unsociable for that, why not handle your eggs so as to get them to market in first class condition? You’ll get a better price for them if you do— not for the first lot Jtaken in, perhaps, but surely just as soon as you convince the dealers that youij eggs are always fresh and clean and uiform in size and color. VIEW OF MEXIC SITUATION ! ■ . '-1 . By BILL n IS, • I WASHINGTON, November 23. (Special.)—President Wilson has nothing on Iluerta when it* comes to reading his message to Congress. In fact the American exec utive might get a few pointers from his Mexican contemporry. Huerta calmly point* out to the patriots des ignated by.the "people"—the same be ing Huerta himself—to represent them in the Congress, that other distim guishea gentlemen had occupied the places they now fill and had seen fit to peeve him by their unwillingness to carry out his policies and now Vehojd'i their plight. Some of them had depart ed to the unknown whence where ttypjy would remain permanently and frea from worry concerning revolutions a iff plots and the others were languishing in the penitentiary, and owing to -the high cost of living it was a great fur den to the government to be compelled to put too many congressmen in penitentiary. Therefore, he slncordty trusted that the present Congress would be open to reason. When President Wilson contemplate* the total wreck that an irresponsible. Senate seems inclined to make of hi* currency bill, and the leisurely manned* in Which they proceed to not proceed on that measure In spite of his urgent demands—there are moments—no doubt that he longs to be able to fol low the example of the noted Mexican statesman, and put them in jail. In some respects we ar* compelled to ac knowledge that we have something to learn from Mexico; they’ve certainly got it on us when it comes to dealing in a frank and exceedingly abrupt manner with their Congress. W'e are not strong for Huerta, but sometimes we believe that after all he will come about as near ruling Mex ico as any Mexican. A peacefully in clined President of Mexico, of a mild and gentle nature, would hot last any longer than it took to light the fuse of the bomb some enterprising revolu tionist would slip under him. Presi dents of Mexico do not, as a rule, lead an easy life. In fact, a real live Pres ident in the republic is some curios ity. Oid man Diaz remained President for several terms by being constantly on the job and on every election day seeing to it that the opposing candi dates were locked in the bastUe where they could not monkey with the ballot I'lpXeS; fhen 1£ there was any question* *s "To. the returns—said returns beings eodntjiii by Diaz himself—said candi jlatesi.Abere conducted out and given a nt<<$ \deav of an early morning sunrise and promptly shot full of holes. This syMcii( of disposing uf the opposition party proved very effective In Mexico, and fieat anything that Joe Cannon ever was able to pi^l off In the Hcu.se of Representatives. IS the meantime we continue—ac cording to the newspapers—to have a iMexican crisis every day. The crisis wo “will have tomorrow will be number •TX*,456. Just what It will consist of We tannot say, but we aro right there opr tlie number. There are said to exist 14 factions In Mexjco, nil contending for the control ^pf the government In some way. DachJ 'faction has several hundred gcnoralsT n corresponding number of colonels, majors, captains and a lieutenant or fwo and an army. To lose a general o«» two Is nothing—but if anything should happen that the army gets Ill disposed and It begins to look like he might pass In his checks, there Is great consternation for an army catt 'bot he had at a moment's notlco. Re cently William Bayard Hale, special en voy of President Wilson, was in con ference with Carranza, the rebel chief In Sonora. Carranza had a glittering array of staff officers of high rank and much swagger, who probably kno,v about as much ab#ut military tactis as & centipede knows about the turkey trot; while the conference was going on Carranza’s army did sentry duly on the outside—inarching up and down in solitude and intense gloom. The best thing to do with Mexico Is to let them continue to fight. It’s true, It will take a long time to materiallv I reduce tile population at the rate they are going, but every little fresh insur reetton helps some. If we could induce them to take to flying machines ulul football they would get along faster, but if they keep on they will get up tj a point where there are a greater number killed in buttle than the birlU’ rate, then there will be a taint glim mer of hope that they might be will ing to listen td reason and the poorer class,, who aro the unwilling victims of those who are creating all the dis turbance—may profit thereby. At any rate, it will bo a nasty Job, for Uncle Sam to have to put his hand A to and the President ought to have the bucking of the country in Ills “hands off” policy as long as he can keep it up ^without loss of our national honor. AN UNSELFISH HUSBAND THE American Magazine has been of fering prizes for the best letters entitled, “What I Am Most Thank ful For.” The following contribution from a woman who is thankful for 20 years spent with an unselfish husband won third prize, and appears with the other prize winning letters in the November is sue: "What I am most thankful for, unques tionably, is for 20 years of married life with an unselfish man; a quiet, studious, witty man that children and dogs love and understand. ' A man that gave up his college career that he might help his parents and give his young brother a chance. “A rran who today supports his old mother in her own home, so that she can still feci Independent—instead of in his home, where the expense would be less. “A man who has honor and'duty writ ten in his soul, where they always remain, so that he does not need to carry 'a rabbit’s foot for luck.’ “A man who twice has had money that represented years of saving swept away in a fewr weeks—swept away through a supposed friend; but honor called for him 'to eland to the guns,’ and he did not flinch. It is easy enough to be pleasant When I>ife flows along like a song, But the man worth while is the one who can smile When everything goes dead wrong. “This man has worked much harder than many men. He haB not complained, has kept cheerful, brave, noble through It all. David Grayson would like to know him. "He has pity for mankind, as they know'i not how to live, for the good in life. Pity for the downtrodden and criminals, and looks forward to the time when the ‘old world’ will be better through evolution and education. "It Is a test of character—when one has to watch money so as to muke every dol lar count to best advantage—to rcmairi generous still and keep Ifrom becomimjE stingy. (Pardon me, for I know. i; have tried to stand shoulder to shouldeif with this man. and for me It was a tight' to keep generous.) "We both wanted to do great deeds, big, wonderful things in this life, but. hs'’a learned to give one's self, in the thou sand and one little deeds of every day that count for comfort and happiness to others. “For instance: Business takes this hu% band of mine many miles away to a coun try where in the spring he can gather large baskets of trailing arbutus. We give this to the sick and aged. We es pecially try to lind people that knew and loved this dainty blossom In their child hood. Later the field daisies come, and we use them; but, best of all. for friends and neighbors this man brings fresh eggs, butter and fruit. No charge 1b made lor time or trouble, but there is a deep satis faction in being able to help others, even ever so little. "Lately I read of a man who said he had lived 18 years of happy married life. He Instantly received an offer to appear in vaudeville. So it is possible that fame and fortune may yet be ours. What I am most thankful for is expressed in my lirst sentence: Twenty years of married life with an unselfish man.'* j| THEY HAVE MADE MONEY In the November American Magazine a prominent theatrical manager writes an article in which he gives many* Interest ing financial details of the theatrical busi ness. Following is an extract giving the names of a number of theatrical managers vho have made money out of the busi ness: , “James. Forbes, among the younger playwlights^ prefers to gamble with his plays, retaining for Himself an interest in them as well as a hand in their man agement. As a result he has made $300, 000 with ‘The Chorus Lady/ ‘The Com muters/ and ‘The Traveling Salesman.' He lost a bit of it last year with “A Rich Man’s Sonff but not much. , ‘George Broad hurst is said to have netted $120,000 . with ‘The Man of the Hour/ and ‘Arizona,’ which was Thomas’ firmest stepping stone to fortune, has probably paid him $175,000. Margaret Mayo, with a flock of companies playing ‘Polly of the Circus/ netted $150,000. No one is Just now prepaid to say how much ‘Within the Law’ has made for the syn dicate con^-olling it. In'one year in New York it probably has cleared $100,000 for its owners, and another $100,000 for the theatre (the Eltinge), in which it still is playing. Next season it is to be played by five or six companies, covering prac tically every established, circuit of theatres In tr.o country. Unquestionably this play will ‘clean up’ more effectively than did either ‘The Lion and the Mouse’ or ‘Madame Sherry/ the sensational winners of the last decade. “It usually Is ‘The Lion and the Mouse’ to which theatrical men point when seen ing a basis of comparison for big busi ness. Henry 13. Harris produced that plnj " hen he had a bank balance of exactlj ftso. and from It he made a clear $l,o00,l«ii for himself and *300,000 for Charles Klein. Klein's royalties for one week reached the high water mark of $5000, a record thal never has been topped in the history of the theatre. This Included his receipts from five 'Hlon and the Mouse* com* panles and such of his othor plays ai were returning profits the same season,’ LARGEST MOVING PICTURE THE.*, TRE A moving picture theatre with a seating capacity of 3000 has recently been openeo in Salt Lake City, containing all the ad juncts and conveniences of a* properl;, equipped amusement house for a metro polis. Built of reinforced concrete, the building Is absolutely fireproof, and cost over $150,000. Ventilation is taken can of by a complete plant. In which tin outside air Is washed, dried and heated of cooled to the requisite temperature, and then Introduced through ventilators, whili the vitiated air is withdrawn through op enings near the roof. A complete light Ing system has been installed, a plp< organ, cost $30,000, built In, and the op erating room, constructed of metal, as bestos and reinforced concrete, has beer given special attention. In case of ac cident or fire, the operating room is shui off absolutely from the rest of the house Two machines are, provided with ful equipment so that there need be no waits In this new playhouse. The manager’s office is equipped with a small projecting machine, so that the main room need noi be used when testing films. Several views of this theatre appear in the Decembes Popular Mechanics' Magazine. THE WOMAN IN SORROW » By Tagore, the ^>et of India, this year's winner of the Nobel prize. AH, who Is she who dwells In my heart, the woman sorrowing ever? t wooed her and I railed. I decked her with wreaths and sang songs In her praise. A smile shone In her face for a moment, then It faded. "I have no Joy In thee," she crlbd, the woman In sorrow. I bought Jeweled anklets for her feet and fanned her with a fan gem studded; I made for her a bed on a golden couch. There flickered a gleam of gladness In her eyes, then It died. "I have no Joy In them," she orlpd, the woman In sorrow. n^ I seated her upon a car of victory! and drove her from end to end of thlH earth. \ Conquered hearts bowed down at h(er feet, and Bhouts of applause rang In the sky. \ , Pride shone In her eyes for a moment, then It was dimmed In tears. ‘I have no Joy In conquests," she cried, the woman In sorrow. I asked her, "Tell me, whom Is It thou seekest?" She only said, "I do not know his nikme." Days pass by and she weeps. T “When will my beloved come whom! I know not, and be known to me forever7" she cries, the woman tr} sorrow.