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K. W. BARRETT.Ellllor Entered at the Birmingham. Ala.. Voetofflce as second class matter under act of C'ongiass March 3, 1&79. Dally and Sunday Ag> Herald—fS.OO Dally and Sunday pci month.'« Daily ami Sunday, three months . . 2.00 Weekly Age-Herald, per annum.. Sunday Age-Herald . - ou A. J. Eaton. Jr., and O. E. Young are the onlv authorized traveling repre aentatives of The Age-Herald In Us circulation department. No communication will be published without Its authors name. Rejected manuscript will not bo returned unless stamps are enclosed fur that purpose. Remittances can be made at current rate of exchange. The Age-Herald will not be responsible for money sent through the malls. Address. THE AGE-HERALD. Birmingham, Ala. Washington bureau. 207 Hlbbs build inf? European bureau, C Henrietta street, Covent Garden, London. Eastern business office. Rooms 4S lu BO Inclusive. Tribune building, New York citv; Western buisness office, Tribune building. Chloago. The S. C. Beckwith Special Agency, agents for eign advertising TELEPHONE Bell (private exchange connecting all departmental. Main 4000. Ships, fraught with thr mlnlatera and Instriimrnta Of erurl war. —'Trnllua and Cresalda. - .—* BEGINNING THE 1IAY—Grant me this day, O Lord, the vision to see how bleat I am. May I he glad in the time of thy grace. Forbid that I should lose the chance or he afraid to about and alng. Show me how happy are those who know that they are happy. For Chrlat's poke. Amen. —H. M. E. Up-to-Date Traveling The latest slogan of railroads who cater to the elite is said to be, “Tango your way to the west.” This new way of “westward going" promises to be come extremely popular with the gilded sons and daughters of the land, not to mention the grandmothers and grandfathers whom the tango mania has seized with even more violence than it has the younger element. Tan going one’s way from Chicago, say, to the Golden Gate is far more pleasant and agreeable than walking, although it is perhaps in one sense considerably more strenuous. Instead of playing cards and read ing, taking naps and looking idly out of car windows, the modern traveler westward bound with the tango habit foots it neatly in the dining car of trains de luxe to the strains of a vic trola, chairs and tables, of course, having been removed to make a clear floor space. The cars measure twelve feet by seventy feet and there is plenty of room to exemplify not only the tango but other modern dances which do not call for a space as “big as all outdoors” for their performance. The enterprising railroads are con stantly adding new comforts and lux uries to their trains, so that travel is becoming an increasing delight. Time was when the train that carried a library, a French maid for the women and a barber for the men, was hailed as the “last word” in railroad luxury. Ere long we may expect to see special tango cars in the makeup of all transcontinental trains, cars which will not be used sometimes to eat in, but will be elaborately decor ated dance halls on wheels, with per haps a real orchestra to take the place of “canned music.” Maybe by that time the American “statesman” will begin to realize that the railroads are not such monstrous corporations after all and that it might be a good idea to encourage them a little, instead of trying to put them out of business.. A Nary to be Proud Of It makes no difference if not one shotted gun is discharged in Mexico from our men of war, the dispatching of the navy to southern waters con stitutes a most gratifying episode in the annals of the nation. The alacrity with which the war ves sels responded to the call of the Presi dent demonstrates the preparedness of the navy and the Justification of our reliance upon this arm of warfare, A few hours before the executive command whs received the vessels were lying quietly at anchor in port and at an early hour next morning they were en route to the point of destination, In New York and Boston some of the crews were upon shore leave, but the great white lights were placed at the mast head of the ships and commanded a ready response so that the rising sun saw the absentees all on board their respestlve vessels, It Is assuredly a matter of pride and congratulation to realize that our navy may be virilized and dispatched upon a long and Important journey In eomplete fighting trim In the space of a few hours. They are as wardogs leaping and yelping for the fray ere the master’s hand has loosed the leash; and they can be depended upon for courage and execution, Warships will soon be due at Tam pico, They may be recalled, but even !f sueh should not be the case It is a long course from a naval demonstra tion to actual conflict, It is hoped and anticipated that the latter will notj materialize, but few regret the occa sion which called forth a display of the effectiveness, the preparedness and the expedition of action of our navy. Time for Decisive Action The United States must now deal with Mexico’s de facto government in terms' of war. Huerta’s refusal to comply with President Wilson’s demand for a sa lute to the American flag means armed intervention at last. The administration at Washington had waited patiently for the revolu tion in Mexico to wear itself out. Rather than become involved in a war with a sister republic, President Wil son had overlooked many irritating episodes. His policy was for peace; and the American people were in cor dial sympathy with Mr. Wilson's pa cific attitude. But now that Huerta, after having taken time for delibera tion, manifests a spirit of defiance, it only remains for the United States, in order to defend the national honor, to1 act with force and to act speedily. The President will confer with his cabinet this morning and will address Congress in joint session this after noon. As the administration has backed Rear Admiral Mayo in his demand for a formal apology from Huerta by saluting the stars and stripes in reparation for the arrest of bluejackets at Tampico, so will Con gress stand with true American patriotism behind the President. There should be no dissenting voice; and it may be assumed that there will be none. In every crisis where Amer ica’s honor is at stake party lines should disappear. At this juncture every member of Congress can be counted upon to support the chief executive. The President must have a free hand in the conduct of any war in which this country may be engaged and Congress will delegate to Mr. Wilson nil the power that he will need in dealing with Mexico. The vessels of the Atlantic fleet will soon reach Mexican waters. As to details and plans of action they will be worked out by boards of strategy in the navy and war departments respectively. It is probable that Uni ted States marines will be landed in Tampico and Vera Cruz as a begin ning of American occupation of Mexico. There will be no half way course. If it is to be war, it must be sharp and decisive. What is most needed in Mexico is a restoration of order. The need is immediate, and since this coun try has been forced to take war like measures, the sooner it gets to work the greater will be its service to humanity. The United States gov ernment will hardly think of annexing Mexico to this county, at least per manently. No thoughtful citizen wants to see it annexed. But our troops once in Mexico they will have to remain there three or four years— maybe much longer, for the United States could not withdraw until peace between the warring natives was re stored and a stable government set up. We might treat it as we have treated Cuba. But prompt and strenuous action is demanded. The people expect it and they will not be disappointed. The Laundry Industry The tri-state convention of laundry men which opens at Mobile today as sembles a much more important and representative body than would have been possible a few years ago. The steam laundry industry was a small factor in the business life of the south a quarter of a century ago. It was in its infancy 15 or 20 years ago, and it was still an infant industry in the south 10 years ago. It has risen to magnitude now, and it has a great future. Representative laundrymen from Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee will gather at Mobile to discuss vari ous phases of the laundry business— and especially the latest devices in laundry machinery. Any business which requires capital and brains and which meets a public necessity in all of the cities of the world must be reckoned with and will take Its place among the foremost commercial activ ities. The steam laundry is not only o necessity, but few industries make greater demands on science than this is doing. Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and chemistry are all brought into requisition, and Improvements worth while are being made every year. The steam laundry business now ranks eighth among the industries of America, Considerably over $1,000, 000 is Invested In steam laundries rep resented In the trl-state convention. The United States census bureau be gan collecting laundry statistics in 1900, No report has been issued since that year, but a new bulletin is ex pected shortly. When there are fig ures for comparison It will amaze moBt people, no doubt, to learn what prog ress the laundry business Is making. The Chinese laundry, In which the work is done by hand, is more In evi dence In the northern cities than it is In the south. In Boston alone there are 700 Chinese laundries, But the steam laundry companies are giving so much attention to the sanitary side of "washing and ironing” and are con ducting their business along lines ol such scientific and commercial econ omy that the time will come wher Mr. Chinaman will be a negligible quantity in the laundry world. An astonishing story of mediaeval bar barity practiced on two sisters by till members of tbs ('arnarda family at Naples has recently come to light. The fathei of the present Baron Camardo placed his two daughters in a dungeon of hi* castle 18 years ago becauae they had dishonored his name. When the fathei died his son continued the inhuman treat ment of the two girls. One of the victim* died after enduring 16 years of torture The other wag found insane last week, One of the daughters was in love wltt an army' officer and their child was killed by order of Baron Camardo. The othei sister’s lover is not known. The sister* were given Just enough food to keep them alive and the eldest brother was abetted in his cruelty by another sor of the family and two sisters of the un fortunate prisoners. It Is said that one ol the erring girls was burled alive In her dungeon, but was taken out of the grave still alive and was beaten to death by members of the family. The surviving sister was discovered by the prolice a maniac and terribly emaciated. The Ital ian authorities are investigating the af fair, which is said to rival the cruelties practiced In tire middle ages by power ful families who meted 'out their own conception of justice. In performing operations recently ir New York Dr. Lorthier of Brussels dis pensed with a surgeon’* needle and bound the exterior incisions together witl; aluminum clamps dropped Into place by an automatic feeding and clamping ma chine. By this means he eliminated catgut, which is not always antiseptic. As soon as the wounds are sufficiently healed the clamps will be removed. Dr. Lorthier also operated without gloves, explaining that they were an Impediment which pre vented him from working as swiftly and dexterously as he desired. Fhotographers and moving picture men who have tried to get pictures of Master John Jacob Astor at White Sulphur Springs, Va„ have been neatly foiled by the young man’s nurse, who merely pushes a button on the handle of the go cart when the camera men hover about and the hood of the warrlngo descends, completely hiding her charge from view. Because Miss Cruce, daughter of the governor of Oklahoma, ts called a re markable beauty, the Houston Post opines that she resembles her mother. The aver age man can bear an allusion to his homeliness with fortitude and equanimity. Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Gilman asks if anybody ever saw a man who would stay at home for any length of time. There arc many men who do that, but they don’t get credit for it, least of all from female reformers. Minister Vopicka has lost his privati secretary, with whom be is said to hav* quarreled in cafes over money matters. The minister must have tried to “stick” his secretary for a few drinks. An egg weighing seven ounces was laid by a hen In Maine. Perhaps the prohi bitionists will point to that with pride as an evidence of the way prohibitior helps a state. A Wisconsin man has neen found guilty of slanderous gossip and may go to jail Proves the assertion some women main that all the long tongues don’t belong tc their sex. ■The glass eye of a West Virginia mar exploded while he was reading a Mexlcar war story. We can’t imagine how ther* wes any particular strain on the glas* eye. The “drys” have gained two more coun ties In Michigan, which were claimed by the “wets.” It makes a man's throat ache to read such news. A newspaper reader wants to know I! Connie Mack ever takes off his hat. Wi feel sure that Mrs. Connie doesn’t lei him sleep in It. Kitty Marlon, a Ixmdon suffragette has been pump fed 2.12 times. Kitty ought to reform and take her meals like a human being. A learned student of literature is muot discouraged by the outlook. Robert W Chambers and George Barr McCutcheor should worry. Ambassador W. H. Page has been madi vice president of the Sprink club li London. Wonder If the club flower la thi daffodil? Commander Peary was given anothei gold medal the other day, but “Doc’ Cook Is still taking in admission money A contemporary says Paris Is behind time. Still, its tempo is fast enough foi most people. Coxey is loading his army with a loj eared mule in a spirit of true democracy The first initial of the new Chinese min later, Mr. Bhah, is not "O," LllKB M’LfJKB MAY* From the Cincinnati Enquirer. Lots of men who preach agalnsl gambling go ahead and get married, We have always found that when a man wears whiskers on his face hi* jokes need shaves too. When mother leaves a woman's mag azine lying around and father picks 11 up and glances through it, father gain mad all over when he realizes that mother is squandering 25 cents per yeur on the fool publication. As soon as a wife discovers that sht (•an boss her husband she begins work ing overtime on the Job. Give the average man a dollar urn brellu and he'll never worry about any other provision for a rainy day, There are three names for laziness Cold weather, hot weather and spring fever.' There Is some good In everything. A despised bedbug bit a man and woke him up and he discovered that the house was on fire, No matter hew Jealous & gambler'* wife-may be, she is always glad to heai of him holding four queens. IN HOTEL LOBBIES 1 nilprmowdN Victor? Gratlfyfnic "I am not often^eoncerned about poli tics except In presidential years, but I did feel great Interest In the Under-1 wood-Hobson contest In Alabama," said | W. R. Wharton of Chicago. "While we northern democrats -felt I that Underwood would win by a de cisive majority his landslide victory was highly gratifying. Mr. Underwood has been a splendid leader in the House j and he will make one of the greatest I senators this country has had within the past 25 years.” Great ('rop Outlook "Alabama's greatest cotton crop was j In 1911 when the production was near ly 1.700,000 hales.” said a member of the Chamber of Commerce, "and last year's crop whs not very far behind I It; but the outlook Is for a new high j record this year. The planting season | could not have been more favorable. In south AlAhama the cotton is well up. j and In tlie northern part of the state j the planting will soon be finished. "A larger corn acreage is being planted this season than ever before, and with favoring weather 1914 will tie Alabama's banner year.” Hlrmlnghfini'N Reserve Bank The April issue of the Americans—Vol ume 1, No. 3—is bright and breezy. The published is the American Trust and Sav ings bank. A fine picture of W. H. Ket tig. manager of the Crane company, and a member of the board of directors and of the finance committee of the bank, ap pears as a frontispiece. One of the most ' striking chapters in the Americans Is i that captioned "Birmingham's Refcerve Bank." It reads thus: "Birmingham has always had a reserve j bank. "The deposits were made by the Great Depositor. "They consist of 51 square miles of red ! iron ore, coal beyond measure, with J limestone to match. "The resources of Birmingham's reserve bank no man can calculate. "It has no liabilities; the deposits are assets. "In Birmingham this reserve bank is j a commonplace thing. But the reserve | district’ where its influence goes covers the markets of the world." Admiral MhIihu'n Vnriril Equipment "The North American Review for April Is particularly attractive, and among the articles that I road with great pleasur* was that entitled 'Twentieth Century Christianity.’ by Rear Admiral A. T. Ma han. United States navy, retired, being an answer to Dr. Charles \V. Eliot’s pa per rend before a Unitarian conference some months ago," sal a a professional man. "Dr. Eliot was long the president of Harvard university. He is one of the most highly esteemed educators and men of affairs in this country, but In religion he is said by orthodox Christians to be not far removed from the pagan. Admiral Mahan has long been recognized as the foremost naval strategist in America, and is ‘universally recognized as an exponent of sea power in history.’ "He has published many hooks on na val subjects, but, In this recent article he enters a new field, fie Is an ortho dox believer, and although he had never appeared as a religions controversialist, it is evident that he is well versed in the Bible and church history. He writes in deed with the authority of a theologian, and not many seminary professors, 1 dare say, could surpass him in apologetics. His style Is vigorous, and his article in reply to Dr. Eliot seems most convincing. I have no idea what church or denomina tion he is affiliated with, but he was evi dently brought up on the Nlcene creed. "Admiral Mahan was president of the American Historical association, 1902-3, nnd Is one of tho few citizens of the United States who has been honored by tho English universities. He is a doc tor of canon law of Oxford and an L»L. D. of Cambridge, England. A man who can write with authority on naval questions and international politic*, and at the same time get the best of Dr. Eliot as a be liever In the ‘old-time religion,’ is a man of singularly wide equipment." Birmingham's Growth "Birmingham continues to grow at a fast rate," said J. F. Seaton of Phila delphia. "An occasional visitor is more impressed with the fact that the city has made great strides than are the peo ple who live here. When 1 was in Bir mingham about three years ago I mar veled at the apparent growth ss com pared with Birmingham's appearance from a population point of the two years before. But the recent progress of the city has been still more marked. "The building Improvements have been handsome indeed and among the many j evidences of increased population I would | mention two that I noted particularly the crowds on the streets and the crowds seen in the restaurants." \ Nauru nee of Kan? Money Henry dews in his Saturday review, after alluding to some of the unfavorable influences on the stock market during the past week says; "Fortunately, however, there are some encouraging elements in the situation. The ■ most important Is the assurance of easy money for the next three or four months. While this is partly due to slackness in trade, such a condition is always a factor of much importance In restoring normal activity. There is abundance of capital awaiting investment, if confidence only warranted. This was proved by the com paratively successful sale of $66,000,000 New Fork city 414 P«r cent bonds, the bids for which aggregated nearly $200,000,000; while for the last year's offering of $45,000,000; the bids only amounted to $76,000,000. All 1 things considered, the sale was satisfac tory. Our crop outlook Is promising. The season Is late, but there has been no harm through premature growth, and a few days of sunshine will quickly place conditions within the normal. The cost of living is declining, Bradatreet's index figure for April 1 being 8.7562, agalnat 9,2076 a year ago. The declines in commodity prices were greatest in food products. "Teh foreign outlook is encouraging. In all the prlnolpal financial centers there Is a great plethora of easy money, which is sure to have a stimulating influence upon all classes of investments. Great Brit ain's trade boom continues, and that country is still enjoying one of the most remarkable erae of prosperity on record, her national revenue last year being $50, 000,000 in excess of the budget." TITANIC FORGOTTEN From the Washington Post, Two years ago today the Titanic sank. Nearly 1600 persons were lost, Investiga tions showed that the loss of all these lives was preventable, even after the ves sel had got her death blow. The sinking of the vessel resulted from running at full speed in liasy weather, the liase being to o heavy to see obstacles before It was too late. The rules of the sea required moderate speed, but did not define "mod erate speed.” Two years have passed ami the term "moderate speed" is not yet defined. The eonference on safety of life at sea niet at London, but took no action on this question. The people on the Titanic were lost be cause there were not a sufficient number of lifeboats to take care of all on board. One year later Great Britain enacted a law providing that all passenger vessels leaving British ports In the foreign trade must be provided with boats for all per sons on hoard. The International confer ence proposed to change the rule of "life boats for all” to "lifeboats for 75 per cent” of all persons on hoard, and rafts for the rest. The boats of the Titanic might have carried llOU persons. Seven hundred and six were saved. Some 400 were drowned, therefore, when they might have been saved If the Titanic had been provided with a crew of sufficient numbers and skill to take care of the passengers and the boats. So far nothing of any real value has been done by Congress. In the meantime the Voltnrno burned In midocean and many persons were drowned; and the Monroe sank In a collision on our coast, and again there was great loss of life. Both the democratic and republican par ties In their platforms promised effec tive legislation. The promise has not been kept. When wl 11 It be kept? WHERE THE MONEY GOES From the Duluth News and Tribune. It certainly costs to live. In this coun try the one overtopping Hem of the list Is $126,000,000 a week spent for foods. Econ omy has centered largely upon this where the now recognized weak point is distribution. The road from production to consumption is too long and has too many twists. But only second on the list is the ex penditures for women s and children’s clothing. $30,000,000 a week. Of this amount $20,000,OOU, according to Dry Goods, seems to be expended just for materials made up In the homes, which is a surpris ing percentage. Men’s clothes, made practically all in shops, adds less than half what women’s wear does to the total. It stands at only $13,000,000. These amounts do not Include shoes, which cost $10,000,000 a week, nor hots and millinery. Nor do we understand that It Includes such incidentals as under wear. If any one should attempt to compare men’s expenditures with those of women, the latter would at once revert to their invariable argument—"But what of liquor and cigars?” Maybe the point is well taken. These luxuries are at least as use les as corsets at from $5 to $26 per. DODGING THE tSSl E From the Philadelphia Telegraph. William .J. Price, minister to Panama, smiled recently when reference was made to the way that some people have of dodging the issue. He said he was re minded of Jones. When Jones returned to his happy lit tle hpme in the suburbs at hash time a few evenings ago he was met at the door by mother, who was wearing a stern ex ptfsalon that seemed to portend a do mestic argument. "James,” said the good woman, impres sively, "come out into the shed. I want to show you something.” ”1 $m right with you, beloved one. ' merrily responded father. Inwardly doing a bit of guessing. "Trot out the show." ".lust look at thse empty bttles,” re turned mother, pointing to quite a large heap of pints and half-pints on the floor. "How do you suppose they aver got in our cellar?” “Really, dear. T don't Know,” answered father, blushing guiltily. “I never took an empty bottle in the cellar in all my life.” PROHIBITION IN TEXAS From the Washington Tost. "The fact that Tom Ball, former mem ber of Congress, Is likely to be the pro hibition nominee of the Texas democrats and, consequently the next governor of the Lone Star State, does not mean that Texas will be dry,” said Henry Turner, of Dallas, at the Shoreham. "Ball un doubtedly will be the choice of the dem ocrats in the primaries, but he alone can not decide whether Texas shall be dry, and I know enough of Ball’s character to predict that he will leave the question of prohibition to the people to decide. "Mr. Ball Is not the only candidate who will run on this prohibition Issue. Repre sentative-at-large D. E. Garrett, of Hous ton, doubtless, will he renominated and re-elected. He Is clsssed ns a prohibition ist. and is sincere In his beliefs, but he is not hidebound. "Both Bull and Garrett believe the people should rule, and tnough they stand for prohibition because they believe Is to be for the best Interests of the state, they doubtless fully understand that the people are the court of last resort.” .———...—. —— TWO VHRSIO** OF ACRIPTl'RR From the Chicago Inter Ocean. "Bathhouse John" and Raymond Ro bins evidently gathered rite material for their public speeches from the same source. Kaoh ha.l a different Interpreta tlcn, however, of the following well known episode: Mr. Robins, speaking before the Sunday Night club, referred to the Pharisees past end present. By way of illustration bo cited the story of the Magdalene, quoting the phrase: “He who is without sin among you." On the same day Alderman Coughlin assured his constituents of the first ward thet “these stiff-neeker reformers sent butting In 2000 years ago the same as they do now " "You remember Mary Magdalene." he said, "and what she done. They wa, about to revile her when Christ said, 'l et the feler what's never done nothin sling the first rock.' ” MOW TO MAKE A CHERRY PIE From the Popular Magasine. Willie had resigned his position In the big bakery, where he labored in the pie department, and had gone to work in a carpenter's shop for smaller wages. The social Investigator, having heard about Willie, queatloned him. “Aren't you eorry you left the bakery and came to this chop?” she asked kindly. "No'm," Willie answered quickly. “But you get less money.” "Yes'm.'’ "Well, what was the matter with the bakery?" n. "Twus this way," explained Willie. "It hurt my mouth. I wut In de pie part, de cherry pie part, an' I had to stone cher ries. An' dey’ve got a rule over there dat all de boye hae to whlatle all de time day's workln', eo ae to show dey ain't eatin’ no oherrlea." THE AGE-HEHALD'I FORESIGHT From the Tlmes-lTnton, Jacksonville, Fla. The Birmingham Age-Herald missed the total vote of the Alabama primary by only lOOTj Underwood's vote by only 896 Hobson's by only 108 and Underwood's ma jority by only 892. The Age-Herald's fore I sight is almost es good ae Its hindsight. / 1 ON GOING TO WAR By BII.fi VINES WASHINGTON, April 19.—(Special.; If In the end grim visaged wai /noot'is its wrinkled front; i; the dove oC peace, minus the choicest feathers of its tall again dethrones Mars the relentless god of wars; If Huerta re stores tranquility and appeases the wratl of Uncle Sam with a salute to the Amer ican flog, and we furnish the ~>owiier, oi otherwise; If the watchful waiting pollcj is restored to us; it will not be the vic tory of the superior diplomacy of Secte ! tnry oi Slate Bryan, nor .will li he U» \ c ause of the awe Inspired In the soul ol that grim old warrior, Vlctoriano Huerta j through whose veins flows the blood ol ja thousand haughty Aztec ancestors b> , the f. i wnlng guns of our nii<juy Atlanta fleet., but it will be due to the war-likv and indomitable spirit of those of oui great statesmen, who Invariably arise or an occasion of this kind and demand ir thunderous tones, "If there must be war ‘ let ’er corne." Thlfc is the true, the golden time for tbf silver-tongued orator to rise in ills I-lav n breathing difl.uice and what pure air thei* remain.*! !n h!a vicinity, and hmi the chal lenge of nn outraged nation into the fact (•? its foes full of "pep” and excitement b >ck lev* a*n spring onions ho jasiie: uiail> up and down the aisl :s of the hit* t *ri_* halls if the House ul Representa tives and calls upon everyone to witness that he is ready to sacrifice any numbei of his fellow’ citizens upon the field of bat tle In the defense of the national honor While the preliminaries are brewing, h< impatiently demands the further privilege of shedding his gore for his country. 1 has always been his chief ambition ti shed all the gore he has in order that hi* country might gloat over the large amount of gore shed for her. He longs to bt among those at the front—the furthei in the front the better. He fills pages of the esteemed Con gressional Record with patriotic and he roic declarations of fidelity to the flag he proclaims the martial spirit of our an cestors, and he verbally kicks the enemj In the slats, pokes his nose in the sand akes his tobacco away from him, anc otherwise humiliates him in the eyes ol ) the world. His colleagues sit around and r ft'*11 safe in any event. Surely they rea L .son to themselves if there be a war all we t will have to do is to let this fellow at them, while we sell tickets to the scrap But when war comes; after the excite i ment is worn away; after the full realiza _ tion of the fact that our soldiers are r marching to the future scene of con • diet; friends, acquaintances, relatives, . brothers and sons bearing guns, those in _ fernal engines of destruction that sweep ! away human life which took the holy gift t. of a God to create; the long, weary •* campaign in a foreign country; a hot, t impossible, hostile country seething with . disease and treacherous enemies, what . about that? What about that day just , before the first battle is tu be fought? r The suspense, the anxiety. Then the 1 day of the battle, the torturing hours of i delayvln getting the news. It is news of a victory; it nearly always Is when American trops are engaged against a a foreign foe, but at what cost? At no cost to the belligeiant jingo who eternally e hampers and clogs the diplomatic chan nels of every nation engaged in an cn , deavor to pacifically adjust its differ ences with another nation. No cost to the s wild-eyed patriot who gnaws the wood work every time mention Is made of a grievance we may have against someone 9 else, but who, when war comes heroic r ally sacrifices all the glory he might win upon the field of battle and either remains at home and looks after the women and e children so long as there Is a policeman around to look after him, or gets a job in ( the commissary department. 3 It will be no great task to whip Mexico. n But for the good of the country the bunch t of pale-kidneyed heroes who have been yelping for war, ought to be made to ( prove conclusively that their patriotism is i real. Their bluff ought to be called. They ought to be made to shoulder a gun and march to the front, where they can be courteously given an opportunity to siied ; some of their well known gore for their - country. Then perhaps they would be willing in the future—if they recovered from the shock of actual battle—to leave ’ the question of war or no ware in the 1 hands of those to whom the honor of the f country has been intrusted. / GREAT TRIALS OF HISTORY TRIAL OF DR. LAMSON ONE of the most remarkable poison ing trials ever conducted at the Old Bailey. London's famous court of justice, was that of Dr. George Henry Lamson, who, in 1882, was hanged at Wandsworth on April 28. It was of especial interest to Americans for the reason that Dr. Lamson was a native of New York and the son of an Episcopal clergyman. Dr. Lamson was charged w'ith the mur der of his younger brother-in-law. Percy Malcolm St. John, a delicate youth, who suffered from a spinal disease. If lie died before attaining his majority a consider able sum of money would accrue to the poisoner through his wife. Dr. Lamson was in great financial straits—hence the motive for the crime. On the evening of December 3, 1881, Dr. Lamson called on his brother-in-law who, at the time, was 19 years of age. The boy w’as attending school at Blenheim House. Wimbledon. After some casual conversation Lamson induced the young man to take a gelatine capsule in which he had ostensibly placed what was sup posed to be some powdered sugar, telling him how easy it would be. in such cap sules, to take even the most disagree able medicine. immediately afterward Lamson left, saying he was en route for Florence. In a very short time the boy complained of being seriously unwell, and at 11:30 the same night he died. A suspicion that he had been poisoned was at once aroused, and Lamson wai pointed out as the crim inal. especially when the purchase of the aconite was brought to light. The news of what had occurred was soon conveyed to Lamson and he hurried back from Paris and presented himself at Scotland Yard. Here he announced his anxiety to discover the cause of Percy Ht. John’s death, and expressed great sur prise and indignation when he was ar rested, and charged with the murder. The evidence against the doctor was overwhelming, when it was found that he had in his possession pills and powders purporting to be quinine preparations, but upon analysis were found to contain poison. Dr. Lamson was placed on trial March 8. The trial continued for six days. The defense mainly turned on the presumption that it was impossible to prove the pres ence of a vegetable alkaloid in the body 24 hours after death. But the scientists railed into the case soon disposed of this uml proved that aconite was the cause of Percy St. John's death. The most strenuous efforts were made j by Damson's friends on this side of the Atlantic to save him. They based their plea for a stay of sentence on what they considered as abundant evidence of in sanity in his family. It was said that Damson was actively engaged in the Rou manian hospitals during the Russo-Turk ish war, and that while so engaged he had a severe attack of fever which complete ly undermined his health. , The judge who presided over the triul was the famous Justice Hawkins. The prisoner was defended by the celebrated criminal lawyer, Montague Williams, and everything was done to free him. Wil liams' speech to the jury is frequently printed as a fine example of a plea of this character. He concluded his address with: “You may have remarked in the i dusk at the close of each day’s proceed ings, a figure delicate and fragile steal across the threshold of the court to the dock and placing her hand in that of the prisoner at the bar, exclaim by gesture if not by voice, ‘Though all the world be against you, 1 will cling to you still.’ She is a woman, and that woman the prison er’s wife.” To this plea for the prisoner the justice replied: “Facts are one thing, and elo quence is another, and, however much our feelings may have been wrung by tbe impassioned address in regard to the un fortunate prisoner’s wife, Justice would never be administered if we allowed our feelings to go out to those who, innocent themselves, have. I am sorry to say, to suffer for the crimes of the guilty." Dr. Damson made a confession the day before he was executed in which he prac tically admitted poisoning his brother-in iaw. Tlie hanging occurred at 9 o’clock in the morning in the presence of the under sheriff and deputy governor, the warden and three press reporters. A chaplain at- # tended him to the scaffold and remained praying. It was nearly an hour before the body was cut down. TOMORROW—TRIAL OF QUEEN EMMA I. SHAMROCK IX JEHISAI.KM From the Kansas City Star. Brlen O'Connell. Jerusalem, Palestine. That was the name which attracted at tention on the register of the Hotel Balti more this morning. O'Connell Is the rep resentative of an Oriental rug firm, and is making a business trip to this coun try. "lan't that a queer place for an Irish man to hall from?" O'Connell was asked this morning. "Well, It is rather,” he replied, "but there are 16 Irishmen in Jerusalem. We have a Shamrock club there, of which 1 am president. But to carry out the tra ditions of the race still further, Jerusa lem has one Irish cop. Hls name ia Michael Kelley. "Mike got Into trouble with the author ities a year ago 9t. Patrick's day. The club always sends back to Ireland each year to get some shamrock for St. Pat rick’* day. That day Mike, being a royal son of Brin, wore a sprig of shamrock on hls coat. "Of course, St. Patrick Isn't quite so popular In Jerusalem as he la In Dublin. The chief of police demanded that Mike doff that sprig of shamrock. 'I won't,' says Mike. ‘I'll quit Brat.' "Mike Is known as the best policeman In Jerusalem, so the Ottoman chief of police let him wear hie shamrock and stay on the force.” GIRLS AND DOLLS From the Louisville Courier-Journal. The little girl putting her doll baby to bed and crooning her beat Imitation ol her mother's cradle song Is perfectly normal, howsver objectionable from the point of view of he-women or she-men who would have women be primarily agi tators, lawyers, doctors, merchants, chlel cooks, and bottle-washers In political life, and secondly. If at all, the mothers ol men. That a girl baby, not yet old enough to uee anything more than a half doaen nouns plus the arts and graces of wo mankind, to make kenwn her wants and get what she wants, wants a doll and a doll’s cradle as playthings, may be A melancholy fact from the Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Gilman angle of vision. But in asmuch as nearly all girl babies prefer a doll and a cradle above a window smasher's hatchet and a bottle of glue, the girl child's love for dolls is exactly what Mrs. Gilman says it Is not when she uses the term abnormal to describe it The girl who grows up in a girlish way and would lather philander in the moonlight than make a speech In the limelight upon the rights of women to wear trousers, in a figurative or literal sense, is the normal young woman. Whether or not she Is pitiable is a mat ter of taste and opinion, but she is the norm par excellence. WHE.\ I SHALL COME AOA1X By Kditli M. Thomas. What shall I be when 1 shall come again? Of all that now is I what shall remain? Lightly I clothe me, lightly cast the robe That serves me on this wandering, twi light globe. i And back I go to splendor, for a while— No solar star but light from Krishna's smile; But when 1 would remember In what wise 1 then lived blest, the frightened memory flies. For Krishna will not have It that I know'; I^est I with eyes of torture earthward go— Lest I the shuttle and the loom forsake, And mar the pattern l was set to make. So I, once shut of pleasure and of pain, I meet them ever when I come again. They are my tyrants, I their slave, poor thrall! They toes me ever; 1 between them fall. 1 I know there la a better than our best, Than ever love, that dearest bosom guest; I held its Image when at peace I lay In light of Krishna's smile, in timeless day. It was of purer, subtler, than pure flame; But chidden memory cannot yield its name. I only know when I shall come ^galn There will awrait me here love, pleasure* pain.