Political Events In United
States, Englandand Mex
ico Also Cut Impor-
By JAMES A. EOGERTON.
compared to its prede
cessor 1910 was only oue of
the common or garden vari
ety of years. It did not dis-
cover the nortb pole, It did not have a
cluster of centenaries, and it did not
drive Abdul Hamid from bis throne.
Yet it saw the advent of the Portu
guese republic, gave the house of lords
a solar plexus blow in England and
put the standpatters to sleep in Amer
ica. These events and others entitle It
to our loving regard.
It also flew high in aviation—some
thing over 10,000 feet, to be exact. It
was an industrious year that did not
aspire to be a big noise and yet got
quite a little done. To put It In classi
cal language, it was not much on dress
parade, but was "a good booger to
Deposing of King Manuel.
In the political world the big event
was, of course, the driving of King
Manuel out of Portugal and the estab
lishment of a republic. Compared to
the magnitude of the event this trans
formation was accompanied by a little
bloodshed. The affair had its spice of
scandal, as do most royal perform
ances. It appears that a Parisian
dancer of the name of Gaby Deslys
took the youthful monarch's eye, with
the result that Manuel spent much
time in Paris and Gaby sojourned not
Infrequently in Lisbon. Ordinarily this
might not have excited comment, be
ing quite the usual thing among kings,
but inasmuch as Portugal was tired
of monarchy anyway the gossip played
its part. As a result Mile. Gaby will
go down to history as the highest kick
er on record, having kicked off a king's
The year beheld the accession of
George V. in England, an event that
had no influence politically and but
little in any other way. Of far greater
importance were the two British par
liamentary elections, both resulting in
Liberal coalition victories by practi
cally the same majorities. The first
of these forced through the bouse of
lords the single tax budget, and the
second practically sealed the fate of
the peers and decreed some form of
Irish home rule. Taken together these
two victories constitute the most sig
nal triumph for the progressive side
witnessed in England since the adop
tion of the reform bill.
China Also Awakened.
Perhaps the third event In impor
tance in foreign politics was the meet
ing of the Chinese senate, definitely
marking the beginning of parliamen
tary government In the Celestial King
dom, the last great nation that had
held out against the -rising tide of de
mocracy. When China has a parlia
ment and quits wearing pigtails the
millennium wUl^te waiting just around
Other notable political happenings
abroad were the establishment of the
bandbox kingdom of Montenegro, the
fight to separate church and state In
Spain, the Mexican uprising and the
swallowing of Korea by Japan. The
Land of the Morning Calm is being
given such a touch of high life by the
Japs that she is now the Land of the
We have also bad some politics at
home. It is almost brutal to write
about the elections of 1010, but it Is
Impossible to give a full blown re
view of the year without them. Dem
ocratic and progressive victories were
generally the result. The progressives
practically doubled their representa
tion in both houses and elected gov
ernors in California, Kansas, Mich
igan, Nebraska, New Hampshire,
South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin
and Wyoming, although in the last
named state the progressive Repub
dican candidate ran on the Democratic
The Democrats carried the national
house by about sixty, made such gains
in the senate that the progressives will
have the balance of power and elected
governors not only in the southern
states, with the exception of Tennes
see, but in Colorado, Connecticut, Ida
ho, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey,
New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Okla
homa and Oregon. This was the first
time the Democrats had won such a
victory in nearly twenty years.
American Politics likely.
Political events during the year lead
ing up to the election were the Bel
linger investigation, resulting In a di
vided report the dismissal of Pinchot
the forcing through of theTaft program
in congress, the two chief items being
the railroad bill and postal savings
tanks the insurgent revolt in con
gress, resulting in removing the speak
«r from the committee on rules, en
larging that committtee and making it
elective by the house the return of
Roosevelt from Africa amid loud ac
claims and his subsequent disastrous
•venture into the campaign, the trlri
wf the president to Panama and tho
ictical reorganization of the United
supreme court due to two
deaths and one resignation.
The year has been the most notable
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List of Year.
in the history of aviation. It witness
ed the first flight over the Alps and
has broken altitude and speed record*
so often that the fragments are scat
tered all over two continents. Flights
across the English channel have be
come so common that they call for
only a four line item in the newspa
pers. Some comparison between 1910
and 1909 may be made on the basis
that the highest flight last year was
something like 1,000 feet, while this
year the record is 10.498 feet. As for
speed, Bellnnger, a French aeronaut,
flew 100 miles at a rate of eighty-six
miles an hour.
Aviators' Great Achievements.
Cross country flights between cities
have been the feature of 1910. These
were led off by Paulhan going from
London to Manchester. Then Curtiss
flew from Albany to New York, and
Hamilton sped from New York to Phil
adelphia and returned in one day.
THE BAR'S DEAD.
TWO NOTABLE EVENTS OF 1910, THREE DEMOCRATS WHOSE GU
BERNATORIAL SUCCESSES MAY HAVE NATIONAL EFFECT AND
TWO AUTHORS OF WORLDWIDE RENOWN WHO WERE AMONG
Later Brooklns covered the distance
from Chicago to Springfield. The am
bitions efforts to conduct a race from
Chicago to New York and from St
Louis to New York were abandoned,
although large purses were offered.
Neither did Walter Wellman fly
•cross the Atlantic in a dirigible. That
was another case of too much wind,
although Wellman himself blamed it
on the equilibrator. His balloon Amer
ica started from Atlantic City In a
fog, beat It up the coast to the neigh
borhood of Nantucket, then got to go
ing south, and after traveling about 870
miles and being aloft seventy-two
hours the crew was picked up or,
rather, picked down to the north of
Bermuda. Another notable balloon
voyage was that of the America II.
In a flight from St Louis to northern
Quebec, a distance of 1,355 miles,
breaking all records.
Considering the widespread activity
In aviation the death list was small,
yet at least four famous bird men gave
their lives to the sport These were
Delagrange, Johnstone, Rolls and Cha
vez, the last named being dashed to
death just after his thrilling feat of
crossing the Alps.
Many Sporting Beeords Upset.
In the world of sports the Philadel
phia Athletics won from the Chicago
Cubs In the world's baseball champion
ship. Barney Oldfleld broke the world's
automobile speed record, going a mile
lu 27.33 seconds. Two boxing cham
pionships were settled. One of these
was for the lightweight belt in whkh
event Wolgast defeated Battling Nel
son, and the other was the dashing of
the hopes of the white race when the
mighty Jeffries could not come back.
The advent of Halley's comet was
not exactly a sporting event In fact
this eighty year visitor was anything
bnt a sport, since it lamentably failed
to live up to Its opportunities. If it
had been on the job it might have
knocked the earth halfway across the
solar system and so have prevented
the Democratic victory. Yet there are
scientists who say that a comets head
is as gaseous as a political platform
promise, while its tail Is as thin as the
average campaign speech.
A twin performance to Mr. Halley's
false alarm was Dr. Cook's confession.
Either the flower garlanded doctor
wus tired of hiding or be needed the
money for which, it is said, he sold
this latest of his literary masterpieces.
At any rate, he is not now certain
whether he reached the north pole,
but wants the world to forgive blm
the purple snows story, the wreath of
roses and the good American dollars
showered on him during his lecture
Cook Controversy Renewed.
In this connection it is worthy of
note that Professor Parker returned
from his Mount McKinley expedition
without having climbed the mountain,
but bringing back photographs of the
peak twenty miles away that Cook
scaled and on which he took his fa
mous pictures of the "top of the conti
Other notable miscellaneous happen
ings of the year were Carnegie's ten
million dollar gift to peace, followed
by an American war scare the next
day the census which showed that we
have nearly 92,000,000 people in the
United States proper and over 100,000,
000 including the outlying possessions,
the pan-American congress, the con
servation congress addressed by Taft
and Roosevelt and the labor strikes In
Philadelphia and New York.
There were the usual number of
fires, storms, eruptions, explosions,
wrecks and other horrors. Among the
most Important disasters were the
flooding of Paris and Tokyo, the twen
ty million dollar fire in the "White
City" at the Brussels exposition, the
blowing op of the Los Angeles Times
and the frightful forest fires in the
northwestern part of the United
The death roll of illustrious men and
women is a long one. The most cele
brated of the list were Mark Twain of
America, Tolstoy of Russia and King
Edward of England. Two members of
our supreme court. Chief Justice Ful
ler and Justice Brewer four United
States senators, McEnery of Louisiana,
Daniel of Virginia, Dolliver of Iowa
and Clay of Georgia, and one senator
elect, Broward of Florida, were among
those taken. Of men formerly prom
inent in our public life Thomas C.
Piatt David B. Hill and John 6. Car
lisle were the most noted of the year's
Famous Women Die.
Two famous American women, each
about ninety years of age, were claim
ed In the persons of Julia Ward Howe
and Mary Baker G. Eddy. Other well
known Americans who passed away
were Louis James, the actor John La
Farge, the artist O. Henry, the short
story writer Solicitor General Bowers
and Octavo Chanute, the man who In
structed the Wright brothers In avia
Besides Edward VII., two foreign
rulers that died were President Montt
of Chile, who had just finished a visit
to this country, and King Chulalong
korn of Slam. Two other foreigners
famous in fields of learning were Gold
win Smith of Canada and Dr. Robert
Koch of Berlin.
Even with this extended list the nat
ural deaths hardly kept pace with the
political fatalities. As a solace, how
ever, we have In place of tho fallen a
cluster of brand new or freshly elect
ed governors, among the number being
Woodrow Wilson, John A. Dix, Simeon
E. Baldwin, Eugene N. Foss, Frederick
W. Plalsted. Judson Harmon, Chase 8.
Osborn. Walter Roscoe Stnbbs and Hi
ram W. Johnson. Who knows but that
some of these may be names to conjare
with In coming years?
BISMABCK DAILY TRIBUNE
FOR THE NATION
ColoradoanEvolves Good Roads
Plan Costing $50,000,000.
GOVERNMENT PAYS ONE-HALF
8tatei to Pay Remainder and Denver
to Be Radius With Roads to Great
Lakes, Gulf of Mexico and Pacific
Ocean—Reduction of Railroad Rates
A system of national highways ra
diating frpm Denver to the ports on
the great lakes, the gulf of Mexico and
the Pacific seaports of San Francisco,
Los Angeles and Seattle is the plan
outlined by J. Brisben Walker, presi
dent of the Transcontinental Highway
association, before the Colorado con
servation commission recently.
By the building of such a system of
highways, says Mr. Walker, the cost of
freight and passenger transportation
on existing railway systems would be
cut in two through competition.
The conservation commission unani
mously indorsed Mr. Walker's plan and
passed a resolution urging the national
legislature to take favorable action
The highways are to be built of ce
ment, asphalt or other durable ma
terial, one-half of the cost to be borne
by the government because of the
value of the highways for military
purposes and one-half to be borne by
the states traversed by the highways.
These states include Texas, Oklahoma,
Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Colo
rado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho,
Washington, Oregon, California, Arizo
na and Utah.
Five Thousand Miles For $50,000,000.
As to cost, Mr. Walker figures that
5,000 miles of highway could be built
for $50,000,000. This is for the first
strip twenty feet wide. With the gov
ernment paying half this would leave
$25,000,000 to be divided among six
teen states, an average of $1,500,000
each. Paid for In thirty year 5 per
cent bonds this would be no burden,
Mr. Walker says. Eventually the first
strip would be widened until separate
thoroughfares were provided for
freight and passenger traffic.
To show how passenger fares would
be cut Mr. Walker takes as a basis
a ninety mile highway between New
Tork and Philadelphia on which twen
ty passenger touring cars are operat
ed. In this connection he says:
Those familiar with automobile build
ing would place the cost of a six
cylinder twenty passenger car, if sold
In large numbers, at $2,000. It would
be a very reasonable estimate to place
the life of the car. making a round
trip daily, at one and one-half years,
547 round trips, or 1,094 single trips,
which would bring the cost of car to
$1.82 per trip. For so short a life re
pairs need not be estimated at over
$182 per year, or 50 cents a day. This
would give the following:
Rental of garage, lights, heating, etc. .25
Cost of car 182
One Passenger, 34 Cents.
For twenty passengers the cost
would amount to 34~ cents each per
trip, or, allowing for the average six
vacant seats each trip, the cost for the
fourteen passengers would be 49.4
cents, or less than one-fourth the low
eat fare of the Pennsylvania railway
for the same trip. This wonld permit
owners of automobile cars to charge
100 per cent profit and even then cut
the lowest price of the railway in halt
For fifty tons of freight handled
by two engineers for sixteen hours,
a fifty horsepower traction engine at
four miles per hour the figures would
Cost of fifty horsepower traction en
gine, 0,400 life of same, calculated
at three yeara' service, amounting
to, per diem USD
Cost of wagons capable of moving
fifty tone, $2,200 tour years' life,
per diem LSI
Wages of two engineers, working
eight hours each, at $3 6.00
Fuel, oil, etc., for IS hours 460
Repairs on engine, estimated at $&•
Total for sixteen hours IU.M
OPERA HOUSE FOR KAISER.
Finest and Moat Luxurious In World
The German emperor, it la said, la
seeking a site in Berlin for the erection
of the finest opera house In the world.
It will be a luxurious building, and
eight of Germany's leading architects
are said to be at work upon Its plans.
Three thousand persons will be ac
commodated In the auditorium, while
the stage will be 100 feet In width and
ninety feet in depth. For the use of
the royal family there will be a box
capable of seating eighty persons.
There will also be spacious dressing
and retiring rooms for the use of royal
The cost of the whole scheme will be
very great so great It la reported, that
the actual sum has been withheld
from the German public.
Seek Radium In Water.
Bo radio-active 1a the water supplied
to the city of Belgrade that scientists
an searching Ms source for radium.
FRANCE'S LATEST SCHEME.
Will Travel by "Automobile and Seat
A perambulating theater fitted with
the latest scenic appliances and seat
ing 1,500 persons will take the road in
France. As in the days of Moliere,
performances will be given wherever
there is a favored spot, but instead of
the chariots and horses there will be
a train of eight automobiles, draw
ing twenty-one cars.
The idea originated with Firmln Ge
mier, a well known Parisian theater
djrector, and it became public through
the fine arts report of Deputy Paul
Goncourt The following details of
the scheme were announced:
"Local and provincial theaters usu
ally are insufficient for fine dramatic
productions. Moreover, many com
munities have no theaters. The whole
Idea is based on decentralization and
the wish to carry culture to the prov
inces. I intend to give the classics
and the best modern plays. When I
arrive at a town I shall erect a tent
with a stage, boxes, orchestra seats,
drops, wings, scenery—everything com
plete, including a central lighting and
heating plant Thanks to a new sys
tem, the lighting will be as good as In
the best theaters.
"Special new scenery will be pre
pared for every play. There will be
twenty actors, directed by myself, and
I shall employ forty machinists. We
shall sell seats from 20 to 60 cents
apiece and will spare no pains to
make the productions perfect in every
way. We cannot travel fast—perhaps
only six miles an hour—but we shall
at least travel surely. We expect a
PARIS LOSES EXQUISITE.
Andre Fouquleres to Decorate Court of
Paris, it is said, is to lose one of her
chief ornaments. The modern Beau
Brummel of France, the most exqui
site of twentieth century dandies, the
spoiled arbiter of the Paris drawing
room and the country house, is about
to leave the scenes of his triumphs. M.
Andre Fouquleres, to whom this Inade
quate description applies, has suc
cumbed to the blandishments of the
maharaja of Kapurthala.
Not long ago the maharaja robbed
Europe of one of her most beautiful
daughters in the person of a Spanish
dancer whom he placed high among
his wives. And now he is going to
take away one who in inventing ec
centricities of dress and above all In
the management of a cotillion defied
competition. The maharaja has said
to him, so rumor has it: .fa
"You have nothing more to do In this
Parisian rabble of society that has lost
all respect for hierarchy and for deli
cacies of tone. You are much too dis
tinguished and refined for France, and
I ask you to come with me to preside
over and organize the fetes that will
be given at the marriage of my daugh
And the invitation has been accepted.
COLLEGIANS WILL FLY.
Harvard and Columbia Arrange New
The first intercollegiate aviation con
test will be held next spring between
Harvard and Columbia at Belmont
park. The Harvard Aero club sent a.
challenge for a gliding contest to the
Columbia station of the aeronautical
reserve recently, and the Columbia
students have obtained the permission
of the faculty committee on organisa
tion to go ahead and arrange for the
It is expected that the Columbia club
will insist on motor driven contriv
If this suggestion Is adopted the Co
lumbia students will Immediately be
gin work on a biplane Philip W.
Wilcox, who built a biplane at Colum
bia a year ago, will have supervision
of the construction of the machine, bnt
all the work will be done by students.
MAN WILL FREEZE TO DEATH
Or. Wlley'e Theory of Ultimate ex
tinction of Life.
The earth is slowly'cooling and man
will freeze, not starve, to death in the
distant future, according to Dr. Har
vey W. Wiley, chief chemist of the
department of agriculture, who forsook
the subject of germs and pure foods
long enough to address the Secular
league at Washington.
However, he added, there will be
fuel for at least another million yeara
"In the future," be said further, "the
air will furnish heat fuel and power,
and companies will be formed for uti
lising It This is not a theory, bnt an
actuality of the future baaed, upon ac
tual conditions and natural laws."
FRANCE HAS WAR CENSUS.
Oan Requisition All Aeroplanes, Heroes
The French government baa already
taken a census of all the horses and
automobiles in France so. that it can
requisition their services In case of
war, and it is now drawing up a law
to provide for a census of aeroplanes
so that It will be able to can upon all
the monoplanes and. biplanes In the
country If need arises.
New Sign of Danger.
A zigzag arrow has been adopted In
Germany an danger sign to be dis
played on high tension electrical ap
Leroy Taylor ef Now York After
WACO, TEX., TO MMHUTTJUL
Possible to Cover Air Line of 1,800
Miles In Forty Hours—Leo Stevens,
Professional Aeronaut, to Accom
pany Clubman to Beat Count de la
Vaulx's Flight of 1,193 Miles.
Hope of breaking the world's record
for balloon flights, which has stood
for ten years, possesses Leroy Taylor,
a member of the New York Yacht the
Larchmont Yacht, Lambs and other
clubs, and he will try to bring the
trophy to America by a flight to start
within the next few weeks from Waco,
His associate will be Lee Stevens,
a well known professional balloonist.
The balloon is to be the largest spher
ical one ever made.
Waco was selected as the starting
point after much consideration, in
which the meteorological observations
of the weather bureau figured largely.
Favorable wind currents will give a
balloon ascending there the longest
possible flight in the general direction
of New York.
Won't Face Ocean Dangers.
Waco is sufficiently inland almost to
obviate the danger of being blown out
to sea. There are few mountain
ranges to be passed, and these are of
secondary importance so far as size
and effect upon winds are concerned.
Again, Waco Is within the zone of
comparatively steady blowing winds
at certain seasons of the year. It is in
the hope of getting one from the south
west that the flight has been timed for
The balloon will carry water and
provisions for a month. This Is con
sidered essential, as long stretches of
desert land must be passed over and
the aeronauts may have to land where
water and food are unobtainable.
Taylor Is an enthusiastic amateur at
the balloon game. He has been In sev
eral competitions and recently flew
from Pittsfield, Mass., to a point near
there in a snowstorm. He helped or
ganize the fliers among members of
the New York Yacht, Larchmont
Yacht and Lambs clubs who are In
terested In balloons or aeroplanes.
The present record for length of
flight Is held by Count de la Vaulx,
who with St Victor rode from Vin
cennes, France, to Korostychew, Rus
sia, 1,193 miles, in October, 1900. They
were not in the air long enough, how
ever, to give them .the endurance rec
ord. This Is held by Clifford Harmon,
who In October, 1910. in a flight from
St Louis remained aloft for forty
eight hours and twenty-six minutes,
though he covered nowhere near the
distance the Frenchman did.
Just Missed Records.
In the same month Hawley and Post
made their sensational flight from St
Louis. It will be remembered they
were lost to the world for about a
week then their safe landing was re
ported from the Canadian backwoods.
It was established that they had re
mained up aloft for forty-five hours
and fifty-six minutes and had covered
1,171 miles, both performances just
abort of world's records.
On an air line the distance from
Waco to New York Is approximately
1,800 miles, which under highly favor
ing conditions could be covered readily
In less than forty hours. This would
mean traveling at an average speed
of a little less than forty miles an
hour. The balloon now being built Is
being developed along lines that it la
hoped will permit It to remain aloft
from sixty to seventy-two hours. The
ordinary duration of a balloon's gas
charge la about forty-eight hours.
The craft will take months to build.
It will bave a lifting power of 13,000
pounds. As the bag and basket car
rying two men and folly equipped will
weigh about 6,000 pounds, this will
allow 8,000 pounds of ballast The
bog la built of two thicknesses of spe
cial linen, with robber between. It
has been found that linen Is far bet
ter for such use than silk, not alone
on account of its greater toughness,
bnt because the silk Is a too ready con
doctor for electricity, with ita attend*
ant danger to the gas.
WONDERFUL SCHOOL RECORD.
Pour Children ef One Family Punctual
Per Thirty-two Years.
Few families can boast of the school
attendance record of the four chil
dren of J. B. Dennett, assistant over
seer of Newchurch, Isle of Wight, who
have been connected with the local
school for seventeen yeara.
They have attended for an aggregate
of thirty-two years and one month
without missing a single attendance.
The record la aa follows: Harry Dan
natt, Ave years and five months Char
He, ten years and Ave months Nellie,
seven yeara and ten months, and Ada,
eight years and five months. The
school Is about two miles from the
family's residence, and the distance
traveled by the quartet In journeying
to and from school exceeds 80,000
Smooth Running Cars Soon?
Ban bearings for street car axles
are being tried oat by a big car build
Tuesday, January 10, 1911.
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RAILWAYS IN SPAIN.
Their Methods Are Not Those of the
A Spanish railway seems an excel
lent place for a rest cure. "I remem
ber," writes Mr. S. L. Bensusan, "when
going on a short journey in Andalusia,
the train that carried me stopped at a
short junction. While we were at
rest here, after some hours of travel at
the rate of at least twelve miles an
hour, the driver uncoupled bis engine
and proceeded down the line with it in
the direction we were not to take.
"The. passengers walked contentedly
up and down, smoked countless ciga
rettes, ate oranges, resisted the impor
tunities of beggars. At last I becanr
uneasy and asked where the drlv
had gone. 'Pedro has run down tL
line on his engine to take a birthday
gift to bis mother, who lives over
there,' explained the station master
'he is indeed a good son and will not
trust his parcel to the post Spain is
foil of thieves.' And when the good
son had come back from his mission
he restored the engine to its proper
position and we re-entered the train,
which went on Its journey after three
quarters of aa hour's delay."—London
The Monkey and the Book.
A story is told of an eminent nat
uralist (I forget his name) who was
hoptnjg to develop the-intelligence of a
monkey to whose education he was
devoting himself. One day he saw
with delight that the monkey was Bit
ting at the other end of the room turn
ing over the leaves of a valuable book
on entomology and looking at the
plates with apparent interest But on
going nearer he saw, with dismay, that
the monkey was turning over the
plates in order that when he came to
a particularly large beetle or butterfly,
he might pick It out and eat it As
the paper could not have had a nice
taste, I think he may have been actu
ated rather by the fun of the thing
than by a mere depraved appetite.
Perhaps he was verifying the like
method of learning among the philoso
phers of Laputa.—London Spectator.
Fame and the Editor.
Fame, so difficult a possession to ob
tain, lies oftener than one usually
thinks in the power of the press.
Oscar Browning in his interesting
"Memories of Sixty Years" tells how
Fox, then editor of the Monthly Re
pository, settled the fate of Robert
Browning's "Pauline" when it first ap
peared by the mere word "balderdash."
The explanation given is that "a sin
gle line was required to complete the
page, and the editor, taking up the
first book on whkh he could lay his
hand and thinking it insignificant and
pretentious, described it as I have stat
Oscar Browning declares that tho
poet said "that by this accident his
public recognition had been delayed
for twenty years."
Napoleon's First Leva.
The little French town of Auxonne Is
not associated in the popular mind
with Napoleon bnt, as Miss Betham
Bdwards reminds us in "Unfrequented
France," he spent some years of his
cadetshlp there. "In the Baone he
twice narrowly escaped drowning, and
here, too, as narrowly, so the story
runs, marriage with a bourgeolse maid
en called Manesca. Two ivory counters
bearing this romantic name in Napo
leon's handwriting enrich the little mo-
Could Be Useful.
••Mamma says that if yon could
make np your mind to go into papa'a
business, Arthur, he wonld very likely
oonaent to our engagement"
"Bat my darling girl, I'm a poet"
"That doesn't matter. Yon could
write advertisement rhymes for oar
"Is he a great artist?'
"Bnt he gets good prices for his
"Yes. He's a great salesman,**—Ex
The past, like an inspired rhapsodtaL
fills the theater of everlasting genera
tiona with her harmony.^Shelley.
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