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PROPHETIC STATESMAN OF ONE BtßteMnan In modern his tory it can be said hia reputation nan been steadily growing since William Ewart Gladstone was go far ahead of his own time world Is only now beginning to over take his policies. if a just and lire of home rule for Ireland should flnall nted In the Future, and if International arbi tration should in- • i, civilisa tion should hold a GLADSTONE DAY, aii'i celebrate the Immortal memory of (111 ■ ■ of thi of modern tlmi With admiration not untlnged by a writer In a n cently publ norm rule pamphlet refers to the nl mosi uncannj s of Mr. Glad stone's vision. In tin 1 light of recent c >. i!tr- soin. of hit rei irdi d utti r r< i more like the words of a seer than of ,i mere statesman. For Instance, In Inl rodm ing hi i home rule bill of 1886, Mr, Glad stone said: The civil eh In Great n In land 16s. They ■ been Ini reasi d in lr< land in the last fifti en yi i , and my belief is thai It thi legis lative and administrative systems be Lalneii, >■ your minds to ■ tion." Mr. i lladstono's f< in i < pect, The i Ivll ire not now 16s, but 28s. 6d, Thi re Is no i ept Mr. ■ stone »r, mi dj. 'Homi rule whiol Ive to In ■ ' tin Incentive I and to B] 'iii! w Ith ■• her o\\ n nioni \n . th- : . il of militarism c; tcrnatiornil arbitration Bystem, on a cjiflnl . judii lal basin Ti ulj Gladstun . GRAND old man. PEACE PRACTICABLE i T LAST th* • ■ ■ \ ■^*- nnlng ■ , i n ary Knn able." brl - ■mi ion into praci ie il i ■ ia the day when i : i iutes, ■ - . ,i and render aii'i ■ ti mplatei c they an In the dlsi ■ dul i< s i c will be to THE W I Hvl.D i IF I ■IVII.I/.ICli MANKIND. it is i"' I for lndi\ Id uais !■■ shoot .< i ich other by waj of fedrcsslng wrongs or grievances. Not inuoli longer will M be lawful for na lo aboot u.t other. BETTER DAY DAWNING IN the withdrawal of Aldrlch and Hale from the spnate. Alva Adams, | formerly governor of Colorado, sees the beginning 'of the end of the concentration of political power in the hands of mm dlsregardful or careless of the rights of the people at large. Mr. Adams also expresses the opinion the interesting recent political his tory of Los Angeles shows dishonest corporations play a came bound to bo upset In the long run. Honesty Is the best policy In politics j as well as In every day life. Apart from other considerations, it pays to I be decent; because to be decent Is to act toward your neighbor as you I would have him act toward you, and this conduct helps your neighbor and you, and procures for you reciprocal beneft, This, roughly stated, is the philosophy of decency. Concentration of power In the hands of a few men is the greatest menace to which a republic can be exposed, Any policy which haa a tendency to i on> central! 1 power— such a policy, for In stance, as that of special privileges de rived from tariff schedules—is un- American. A return to the first princi ple* Of Americanism will render un- popular some evils that too long have !.■ i n tolerated —amons them concentra tion of power. The retirement of reac tionary senators at tills stage of the history of the United States Is most ■ Scant . The conditions under which a politi cal clique representing great interests Interfered with and Bometlmes even dominated leßislatlon were most lla grantly illustrated in the Interests' Tar iff with which the Danes of Aldrich and Hale up- associated;'"the best tar iff law ever made" for the restricted class 'T cltlzena who believe in Al diichism and know nothing of Ameri canism, DREXEL'S WAGES A.I. DREXEL, nn expatriated American who draws his in • come from the United States and spends it In London, whore he will shortly add a viscount to his menage, h;i<l his fei '< in New York, where he was forced to spend soms tin,,, by reason of a daughter's mar to a poor young man named Gould. He is RoiiiK homo t" London with i "grouch." lie will, no doubt. write a letter of remonstrance to ' old friend and business associate, J. P. Mni nan. Drexel'a fortune i? estimated at J6'l. --i. Hut the fad he had to II . . for i Ihrhi breakfast at the Wal dorf Astoria Annoyed him horribly. When he complained to a reporter It ■ I take a poor man's entlr ' t,, pay f.ir :> New York breakfast, the reporter said smartly:. •'Hut It di take yours. does it. Not QUITE," ■ pjy, ■•but it tiikes enough to m.ike itaaeem outrageous." Now let us bAv<- Mr. Prexe! a .1 his own medicine. He lias |«0 ■■ Doesn't lie think he is outrageously alued? Does lie really believe lie so much more Importance i rletj thin the average man as tho his estimated "worth" would Indli ate? Is he sure he is not treating goelety aa he alleges the Waldorf A - ,, ia tn uted him? Is he certain the ltl*en is not stung by having to ]ia> him tin exorbitant wage he en for work nol one whit m ire im mt to society than that performed by other men who receive in return not one traction i.r tin amount paid to Dp xel? STATE SOCIETIES Tx Los Angelei are societies n Renting many of the states in the L'nlon, and the number of thi i the strength o£ the member ship show what a typically American city thi ii it is nnt a northern city, mthei n. or i yen a distinctively western. It Ii distinctively AMERI CAN, it is more thoroughly American than New York, Plttßburg, Phlladel i i- i 'hleago. In some respects it sugKPst's the Bos i r ;i few years back, but the Boston of modern time*, like every hip > ity on I ie 11 affei ti ii by the influx t southern European Imml :■ of tl old (';i Ifor i. the representath which are thoroughly In harmony with m conditions of progress, the citi zenship oi l-"-1 Angi lei is fairlj i ■ Xo doubt this assemblage In onn dls trltt, with Inter Bta In common, of men ami women whose early environment represented various degrees or varieties of sectionalism, l« responsible for the extraordinarily intelligent, enterprising, patriotic and thoroughly Amerleun character of the eltUenshlp of Greater Los Angeles, The people if Los Angeles arc tin finest In the world, and in saying that we pay a deserved tribute to every state In the American Union, as well as to the United Kingdoms-England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales; tor all are. well represented in Greater Los An- 1 t-eles. DESERTERS 1\ i ai:.. voti \vi:i >i:i.s, ■ ' -:: i ■ art broken » • ,s proßper nd by him when he was nil out. His expert , omnion 10l of ->n men i bled by s>-\ ere Him Ij ftnanclal reverses. Why i y from an i i amun being who ten unt of 111- Inof.pllc : «hen the human being who . i ted because of illness Jth ■• i 'I vigor, as healths Bnd far ! i ■ than ever he was before, s lie to think of the ungrateful ami Righteous a'i pondenoy, should be 1 ho iiui i 1 Btcknesa haa been Judasud bj falsa "friends." LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MORMXG, APRIL 23, 1010. 'fr^^ffle&&?- * , g //wiyy/M \ ; ]■.. .. THE. MUTT. fM,..:,,. , ^.:-:ofM^o^M.^u,,.yA .-a- WHERE YOU DANGEROUS DRUG. IN spitk of restraining or reform- Ing influences, over two thousand million sallona of beverages which contain alcohol arc consumed annually In the rnit.il states which lndl this DANGER) (US DRUG Btil] c* '< •< powerful INFLUENCE FOR EVIL. Even the high cost of living da ..•in to diminish the national thirst, in view of the widespread iocalled tem perate use of alcohol, we have endeav ored to consider this question in no narrow or partisan spirit, but solely from the s» ientuir ami practical view poinl us we would any other cause contributing to INCREASE THE COST i 'V INSURANCE. Alcohol i- USEFUL IN SCIENCE AND IN* THE ARTS. It is a good fuel and can bo burned In a certain kind of Hove without the formation of clinkers and without injury to the stove, If the stove had a brain, nerv ous system, kidneys and liver, the re sults would bo different. Alcohol ian be burned In the human body and will temporarily produce energy, also clink ers, but it exacts a heavy toll lor this service. The man who thinks lie can compete with a stove In burning alco hol makes a very great mistake. He i 9 outclassed. Manj of the foremost thinkers of the time are beginning to realize that ooner or later the government must take complete control of the manufac n.l distribution of alcohol used as a beverage in order that its toxic national h< alth may be checki 'i Modern scientific research points Ir refutably to the conclusion n is a rank and outrageous Injustice to pun lah citlsens who are affected by their us,- of alcohol, ii' -i Ital treatment, and n oi .i H treatment, Ii the humane and geni H i can of drunk and disorderly, it Is no wonder an alcoholized prisoner thrown into the drunk tank may succumb and die In stupor. Cases of this kind are not un common. They will become commoner, if the present system °f dealing with the alcohol question be not done away with, ami a scientific, humane, sensi ble, honest and just method substi tuted, his an |nju l!'''vt fll"'s fr""' k«." They should be collected from drlnl and drink makers, not from the \ ictlms. should lie stopped, for the sake of Hi- i fttlon. But to punish the victims of drunkenness, and to give the makers of drunkards leave to do la an Injustice which dls . the American flag and any r which ii is tolerated. TRIUMPHANT DEMOCRACY J, >nij( IN CHRi iNICLE, a consi rv atlve new ipaper, halli Ihe dawn 1 of the day of triumphant democ i n the L'nited Kingdom, saying "The dem ■ my is now i m host, advancing with unfaltering llSl the n ii tionarlea In the might of Irreslstlb Beyond ■ tble doubt, the i nd of Im llsm in the British empire will ni , mg th" lifetime of c majority f the pri 'Hi population of i lie United States. the dii solution of the empire ..,1 by the establlshmi ni of :i federation, or the enlightened inttles which use the language of Shakespeare "ill be weakened In stead of : trengthened by the change, matlon of a democratic fed n to succeed the British empire will have far-rea£hlng conseciuencei, in which tho United States will be deeply, directly ana Intimately Inter . ted. Mosl of the California colonists for this season landed In lovely Loa An and many of them remain «itii help tlif <■!!> ni"« and to demon strate, m their ambitions and activl ties, the Los Angeles way. ... Will It Be Another Holdup? PROTECT YOUNG GIRLS CASES of delinquency of young girls show In a startling way the great peril to which young women are I exposed who go Into the labor m|iik"t and earn their own bread and butter. Deprived of the old-fashioned safe guard, home surroundings, which ten derly protected many generations of American girls, the girls of today are exposed to numerous risks, and the Increasingly large number of cases In which they forfeit their claim to "re spectability" shows the evil Is one with which society must deal. The girls are unable to protect themselves. What is the remedy? Obviously, either to make employers the responsi ble guardians of minors In their em ployment and hold them accountable for the conduct of young girls on their wage lists or to forbid the employment of young girls in public occupations. Los Angeles harbor development and progress 'will be the biggest find most important chapter in the history of Southern California. With manufac turing industries established on a prosperous basis and with the finest harbor In the west. Greater Los. An geles will bo one of the very fore most of the cities of the United States. Where's the genial person who said good government would make a village of our wonderful metropolis? Chinese minister of war is in Cali fornia. He Bays he Is here to ' Study" the American army, and our officials and Officer! are tfflctng great pains to familiarize him with all details as to fortification^', etc. What an accom modating crowd we are, to be sure: And how consistent! We would lynch a man on suspicion of being a Jap spy for obtaining only a fraction of the information that is being supplied the Chinese war minister. Owing chiefly to the removal of tariff "ii domestic merchandise between the United states and the Philippine Inlands business activity hu been In- I remarkably. During th< months there lias been an ad dition of 55 per cent to the Philippine trade a compared with corresponding period of preceding year. United States products chipped to the Philip pines were valued at 110,161,256 aa com pared with M.8T1.M4. American Institute of Banking la worthily represented by the Loi An geleg chapter, an organisation which is typical of the sound financial poll y, hii-h have madf> Ijos Anprol'-s famous. This city hai proved it is ,:, .., be prudent without bring timid. It owes much to the strength, stability and progresulvenwi of its financial institutions. Various professions and trades are establishing old age pension muds. md |g ;, typical Instance. There oughl to be Insurance provision for all superannuated eltlisns. It is not possible for all of them to amass B , ompetency, no matter how hard ., y S t 0 gave, for ex nihiio nil fit. Sixty per cent of ihe subscriptions t0 ' bond campaign Will be returned to the patriotic subscribers, in every ..-,„., | the i ampalgn has proved to be a record breaker, illustrating the Los Angeles way. r.os Angelei will make steady pro gress to a population of a million peo pj, , A 1.1. PROSPEROUS AND HAP PT. THAT'S THE LOS ANQELES WAV. Theodore Roosevelt's gift of discern merit is illustrated la the fact lie char acterizea Mark Twain as a great philosopher as well as great humorist. Mr. Hearst now lias earned the title of Wabbling William. Now you see him; now you don't. Far and Wide QUEER BELIEF The Kansas City Times says the only wheels left going In Philadelphia are thi.se of the Republican machine. The Times overlooks that large Clasi of Phlladelphians who believe thai foreigners pay the tariff.— Houston Post. IMMERSION NO BATH The St. Louli lnndiords who de line t<> put bathtubi In their tenement! nave a defense, it is questionable whether. Immersion In st. Louli water is properly defined v a "bath."— Syr acuse Post-Standard, -♦- CASUS BELLI The Now York Sun compares the poems of the mikado of Japan with those of Alfred Austin. If that does not bring on Captain Hobson'i long delayed Yank-Jap war, nothing will. —Denver Republican. —* — HAPPINESS Doubtleaa, Mr. President, happiness not depend on digestion; thus our present prosperity adds t<> oiir happi ness by preventing uk from overload- Ing our stomachs Ith rich food. — Indianapolis News. JOY RIDE it wai a rare old Joy ride the allies took on i he Republican bouse machine. As for the machine, it appears to hove suffered, as machines frequently do when taken on joy rides.—Washington Helald. «• ROOSEVELT. DEMOCRAT Roosevelt, the Democrat," is the title of a Memphis Commercial-Appeal editorial. Next, we shall have a few articles on "Cannon, the insurgent," and so on.—Cleveland Leader. CALIFORNIA LEMONS The custom house records show that the lemons handed u.s by California far excel the output of foreign climes. —Rochester Times THE MIGHTY HUNTER Not that the hunting trip will end when T. H. lands In New York.— Butte Intei -.Mountain. PROSPERITY Bimple Simon met a Pieman going to the falls. Said Simple Simon to the Pieman: "Lei me twte your wares!" Said the Pieman* to Simple Simon: ■i,f t mi see your dollar!" And simple Bimon thereupon let out a doi.fui holler. •The pieman Corporation, since the revision ot the pie schedule. | Former ly a penny. The Ultimate Consumer. m « m NO FRIENDS OF MINE 0 (A few remarki by the Man In the Street, with npoloßlos to an unknown army poet in ti'.« Philippine! ) "Senator Alclrlch," the president «ald. "is a mighty gnud friend to mo." Then he patted him gently on the head As, a. token of amity. And it.may be true, /or the friendship graft la rlirlit In the Alilrir-li line; l/ut though he's a friend of William 11. Taft Jle isn't a friend of mine. lie isn't the sort of man I'd choose- To succor Hi" patient poor; Up Isn't the doctor I would use The nation's ills to cure; 1 wouldn't want his hand to draft The latest reform d&slegn. He may be a friend of William 11. Taft. But ho Isn't a frleniJ. of mine Because of Hi tariff bill he's mad* I'm robbed wherever I turn; The "benelitK" he has gained I've paid With every penny I earn. Whatever bears his handicraft Has proven, for me, a "shine; So ho may be a friend of William H. Tuft, Hut lie isn't a friend of mine! Then there Is Cannon and Tawney. too, Uallinger, Payne and Crane— Tnft holds them up to th« public view \.« ynrt of his friendly train. Bfut they're stabbing his measaures "to the haft" / And ripping them up the spine. And they may bo "friends" of William 11. Taft, But they'll never be friends of mine! So 1 say it loud, and I say it strong To the ear tif the, president.— That his "friends" have put him In dead wrong . And thwarted ills food intent. He ought to "tip them oft the raft, And Into "the salty brine." So they wouldn't be friends of William 11. Taft— _. , Tor they never w»re fri*ni(» of mine —Berton Bral*y In I'uck. : Roosevelt Will Defend Taft and Give Comfort to the Stand-Patters IT IS nn old trick In politics to make i the, other fellow's. policy for him. I Even if you do \ not succeed In j actually making It, there is the chance j that you may delude some of the guile- : less public into believing it is to be his . ' policy. For example the "Back from | Elba" stuff and the threats of the I , terrible things Teddy Is going to do to the stand-patters who has kidnaped ' the president did not originate with the progressives but with the reactionaries. It la a fairly shrewd political device; and while It will not serve to mislead •tho progressive loaders, nor seriously to affect their policy, It may tempor arily deceive some of the public. While Theodore Uoosevelt exploded at times, when --he was president, |md while frank and even extreme expres sion of view Is characteristic of him. one does not need to study very deep ly into his career to note a certain consistence that ran through all his performances, even the most seeming ly'erratic. For one-thing, he was al ways true to his friends. Taft is one of his nearest and most trusted friends. For another thing, Roosevelt does not change his mind easily; he Is fairly tenacious of his opinions. His opinion of Taft was highly favorable, and was based on many years of association. And aga.ln, '■eddy always preached the doctrine of respect for authority and consideration for the difficulties of the office-holder who is trying to get things done. No; when Theodore Roosevelt speaks. It will be to defend Tuft and to urge the American people not to lose- con fidence in him. The stand-patters will New York Police Will Be Prevented from Using Prisoners Like Convicts Thorp Is a vast dierence between the ory and practice In most things in this world, and nowhere is It more conspic uously displayed than In the handling of criminals. Theoretically every man la supposed to be Innocent until ho is proved guilty, but unfortunately ywlth a good many persons, to accuse Is to convict. The Idle gossip of some Irre sponsible person will at once Injure permanently the good name, of a decent and respectable citizen, and "If ha be accused of a crime, before he is con victed, before he has had overt his pre liminary trial, before he has had any chance to defend himself, ho Is treated very much as though his guilt were certain; The police take his picture as soon m he Is taken Into custody, re gardless of the proof or evidence of guilt they may have and even If ho be discharged they will continue to keep It on file That custom in New York led to the discharge of General Blngham when he was police commissioner under Mayor MeOlellan, and even when the, supreme court decided that It was Il legal to take a man's picture and place It In a rogues' nailery until after his conviction. McClellan Insisted upon keeping up the practice and, in photo graphing nil who were unfortunate enough to fall Into the clutches of the law. Mayor Gajvnor—who was himself a Judge— ordered that the decision of the court be obeyed and has written a masterly letter on the subject In which he announces that anyone among the police who attempts to pho tograph an uneonvlcted person will be at once discharged from the force. In his letter he lays: "If any Infringement of the liber- Here Is the Poetic Legend of the Birds of Ancient El Paso del Norte This is the fable r,f tho hirds of ancient hi Pmo del Norte, tAd me as I v;,t on a bench in the plaza of Ciu dad Jaures: Long, loaf ago-full four centuries and more, it may bo-thero cam.- :. idiiinK drouth in tho fortilo valley ol the Kill Grande. All mankind and all bird Kind suffered much for want oj f,,0,l and drink. And the men cried out that Ood had forsaken them. But the birds suffered silently, and lived with out the bitterness of blame. Upon a cruel day Of winter sun and wind there stood In front "f tlle mlUm ■lon of the settle ni of man a young friar newly made, of the Franciscan order Tils swarthy skin marked him unlike his fellows, for he was an In dian in all his blood. And for that . reason he was an outcast, among the friars of Ouadalupe, marked by his darkened skin, his haltlnfi speech, "'« slowness of mind. As the youiiß Indian brother it I ihere In the sun and wind he watched in the grove of f.es about him the famishing birds seeking food from the crust.d sod, vainly seeking aw man had Bought. So tho friar took from his cloak a half loaf of broad, his day's al lotment, not as much, perhaps, as that of hi.s follows, lie .ailed to tho birds breaking me bread In little bits. And ail the birds of black feather came to the man of black robe, tho man of swarthy skin. Only the birds of black came while the birds of brilliant plumaße remained behind, vainly to seek worms from tho hardened earth. As the black birds ate, the man Wear a Cork Leg, and You Will Be Immune from Bunco Af'OEtK leg saved Edward Davis, a farmer of Van wort, lowa, from buying J2MO worth of bogus stock in the "bip store 11 at Council Bluffs. By the same token, Temple Craft, Da vis 1 companion on a trip to the ipl der'i parlor at the Grand hotel in Council Biuff.s, stin owns bis hotel at Van Wert. Both enjoy the distinc tion of having milked John C. May bray. The big store was having a bargain week along i» November, 190 X, the busy season across the river, when a Bteerer with a seductive voice and many blandishments induced Davis and his friend Craft to look Into the big money making possibilities of a race against the ■'millionaires. 1 The pair were supported in luxury and elegance at the Grand at the ex penie of the gang for two days while U'arifle Outlook) make much of that, nnd will claim that it ta a k-ivai dtaappotntmeni to the pro rrenslves. Hut it la a noticeable fact Unit It was not frOHl tH" pn.^rossive nawspapera that «v thla Back-Trom- Elba talk proceeded; nor have Pinchot ,;■ B.vertdge or Cummlna or any 01 the leadera on whom Roosevelt leaned for help and sympathy while he was m office made any predictions as to what the ex-prealdent would do when ne came hark to America. The one thing they are all quietly hoping la tnai Kooscvelt may supplant Aldrlch and Charlea P Tafi as the' presidents near est advlaer, and that having several under Roosevelt for ao many year.-, Ml Tart will naturally look tO Mm fOf quldance. , nut whiic Rooaevell will derena ana uphold Tart, we are not going to be lleve that placed In the latter 1* shoes he would haw in ted BB Tail <•<«■ Roosevelt understood the Pe°Pj, e ' loved them and hud them on his Bide in everything he undertook to do. ran is entirely lacking In thai faculty. But with an iiin wonderful Influence over the people Roosevelt never undertook to make them believe that Aidruh wns their best friend or that Cannon was to be trusted. m tin' midst of the Charleston cartn quake. when there were repeated shocks dally for a week or two, aome colored women dlaeuaaed tha question of going to church. ■Am you (wlno to church? 1 "Naw, i aln gwlne to church. "Why. sister, iluiiii you trust in dC Lawd?" . • Vans. 1 trust In de I.awd. nut 1 aln gwhft to monkey wid "Im." Roosevelt trusts in the people hut he flops not try to monkey with them. When he geta home he will aak the people t.i give his man Tart another trial and they win chcerfullj '1., ii and that for two reasona: one because it is Teddy that aska, and the other because they win hop* for a different kind of a Taft when the Old hand is hark at the helm. (Saerammto Union) ties or Individual! is practiced to day tii.it la more audacious than that of stripping them, measuring them and taking their photograph a for preservation in a rogues' gal lery when they have merely been accused of crime--before the crime has i»en proved againsi them —it MCaped public attention. The rights involved, and in this way Impaired, are fundamental. There would be the gravest dOUbt as to the constitutionality of any law .sought to give the police such au thority. Vet Without such a. law and in the face of a dec.slon by the supreme court of this state hold- Ing that tho practice i? unlawful the police department has prac ticed this gross tyranny. " I >l course the police do not like til" order of the mayor, for no men in the world would arrogate to themwlvea more infallibility than the avnrage ■r of the blue uniform and helmet. But .Mayor liaynor proposes to see ev ery man protected in hta constitutional rights. He has abolished "the third de gree," another unlawful police prac tice, to which reference waa made re cently in the.se columns and which con atota U) trying to extort a confession from a man by torture. The press of New York Is unanimous in applauding the action of the mayor. and certainly it should be followed wherever like practices prevail. It la mi outrage to photograph an Innocent man as a criminal, to measure him as though he were already In the peniten tiary, and to place such information on record with that of wml known nml notorious criminals, simply I a.is. some detective has Imagined that tho man arrested is someone for whom ho Is looking. (El Pmo HermM) spoke to them— spoke words unknown to him. His emptiness was forgotten an in- spoke: the cruel sun seemed to blow more gently. "My little sisters, ye birds," said the man, "In every place should ye sing praises unto linn, in that ho hath freed you to fly whither ye will, and hath bequeathed you ample raiment withal. Still mom are ye debtors to him for the paths of the air, which he has opened to you alone; moreover, you sow not, neither do you reap, and yet your heavenly father feedeth you. Therefore, my sis ter*, By from the sin of ingratitude and soar ever In thankfulness toward God." And when he had done speaking tho blackbirds had done eating to the very last crumb. But still they remained at his feet, nor did the flapping of his gown affright them. Then a wonderful thing occurred, and the young friar fell upon his face, A man appeared from a cloud of dust, and the man walked toward the black friar and iho blackbird*. Through trie hands of the man and through his feet were holes, marked by crimson blood. Bui on his face was a smile of love and cheer. \Yv ".My Lord Christ/" tried the pros trate friar, but a voice from tho man of dust spoke, saying: "I am but ii servant of Christ. Francis is my name. And the words you have spoken, even now, are my words, preached unto the .birds long, long ago." Thus the hura- Ble friar knew good St. Francis, and ho blessed him and soon after a rain, fell and the land was once more bright. i Onuihn U»o i the scheme was unfolded to them, a bottle of wine going with each fold. Davis and Craft started home to get their money. They wore new suits and charming new ".Ji>im B." hats, preaenta from the sportive millloni siires, "We'll be right back; don't let that race oom« off till we get hero," they urged. At Van Wert Davis' amputated leg developed soreness from the chafing Of the cork leg on which ho had chased over the pavements with hl.s rity friends. The doctors put him to bed and sent the cork leg to Kansas City to be remodeled. In the still thought ful hours in bed the great light broke in on Davis. Re conveyed his suspi i inns to Craft and the Council Bluffs engagement was canceled. A steerer was sent to urge them on. "Thanks! We had a lovely time at your party;" was all the satisfaction iiu got.