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MIRRORS OF WASHINGTON
Ttie We 1* the title of recent boot ty an"
annonymoua author, and consist* of brief write-op*'
of the prominent men at the nation's capitol today.
One can hardly resist the feeling that the: author
ii a bit pessimistic if not cynical and we sincerely
hope that his estimate of the men who steer the
"ship of Stale" ia not entirely correct.
He sees in President Harding a "good fellow,"
man of wonderful tact, possessing "political ad*
foitness," having a keen sense of responsibility,
but lacking mentality. "Mr. Harding," he says,
"has the advantage of knowing his limitations, and
out of the desire to reinforce himself- he has
brought together the strongest cabinet Washing
ton has seen in a generation."
fie sees in the president a democratic passion
for equality and reminds the nation that he- is...
"just folks," but this again alarms tntf author, for
he fears that Sir. Harding will some day betray,
o far as to address hi* secretary of state a*
1*9 sees in Mr. Hughes the brains of the admin*
istiation, whose "head, like a book of etiquette, is
foil of don'tsdiplomatic don'tsall deduced from
Mr. Wilson's experience."
Str, Hoover, to the author, is a man of small
genius for government, but a fine personal adver-
HjWLty Cabot Lodge, the "scholar in politics
haa/|gr his chief characteristic "hatred for Wood
roi* .Wilson and a genius almost of misunderstand*
ing^jublic sentiment, and whose thirty-five yeara
ofsieryice shows very little of constructive states
''Jta.aqmewhat similar ways he describes the "men
who are playing a role in American politics at
Far be it from us to criticise a book that has at
tracted so much attention, but we say again, we
cannot rfiteist the feeling that the brother (who, By
the way, appears to be ashamed of his non-de
plume) has written pessimistically if not cynically.
There is always the tendency to idealize t|e past/,"
and glorify its leaders. Even the sacred writes
have done that. There is also a tendency to blame i
the*present and discredit the leaders. One can very
easily recall how men blamed Lincoln and tried $
discredit his administration how dangerously near.
lW came to loosing the second nomination. Yet to-''.
day it is generally regarded that hi* administro
tfcm- marks one of the great epochs in American
Tii^ftoccurs tons that it is entirely possible that the
'present administration has a great chance to b$-
come outstanding. Time will tell. In Mri HaT-I
ding's passion to be "just folks"who "boot^t
if ,l)e. sjiould say "Charley" in his willingnejsS "W
siirrbjund himself with great men in his splendid t.
disposition to do team work of quality sorely
needed in governmental affairs.
.'ffajr'.wenotfindsomething to justify the belief
hie\miy be another epoch-making administration
an ^dminsitratwih that will go "the second mile" in
briftg|bg a universal peace, when men shall learn
WAT ho 'more, but will beat their big guns into plow.
*haVWahd their battleships into Fords.
ELECTRICITY LEADS THE PROCESSIpN
The announcement by the Minnesota Electric
Light*'& Power company, that it will start exten
sion w^rk toward our popular summer resort feec
tions as soon as weather will permit, is good nlpws
for eyeryman, woman and child in Bemidju
This-company, under the able management* of
Elmer E. Swanson, is fast gaining the confidence
of the public. When Mr. Swanson sets out to*1
MYSTERY IN STREET LAMP
Pn* In London Apparently Has Pow*r
to Light Up and Ext in
At Streatham, near London, that
jwtty suburb where Doctor Johnsttn
spent-many dayr at the house of his
fj^fcnds, the Thales, nn, experiment hasJt^
laj^Jy been ma$&''". Ouft--wotfld have fllll il
test ed the cohtroverslaHst ,4ind prob
W^n^d.hlw^to raUlc bAast^Jj
rfously and declare that Jumbs dp
l'oa^15rj|irvS't?6 on' tfns^urtlcn-''
lar*-.Otcas.Wtt ''Svas-ihat "thc'Tiuiip had
Jus^hadf.new.coot of point, was mak
In)t ticking sound, and with
jthpt t^ ceused to think on the nmt-
te|' 1*niS at' lusk," without further
^K^biq^tbe streets leap into brilliant
ilgbtt*^he ticking lamp-post contln-
B^gy'l^ illumination until dawn ap
yeare&aj'lien just as mysteriously us
light had burst forth it went out
BelJlg1tfJhg and splf-extln?uisliing.
It Is just as well that ltobwcll was
latf ajWttt.tackle the do.ctor. upon tl?e
subject aid "reci** in !'inclinable
things, he never feteupunt#they are done.
^tTBe is a man oTvifebnanil believes in Bemidji
and fits future. Fof sometime'he hM been endeav
oripg i$ extend hi* "live weB? into the summer
r9prt populous near Bemidji, and now cornea, the
anjionntement that it is to be done.
Diamond Point (Park Board please take notice),
Grand-f*brks Bay and LaMoure are to have elec
^iHrlcIty for beat, light and cooking purpose*. Can"
Voo imagine what a delightful place Diamond Point
:rwilitbe-when beautiful lights adorn the shores of
JUk. $ wttik*1
This -iav*h season of
this, majg^ce^afting [beach^n^,
camp grounds? We ca^.Ui^n||^^Epii^M
Mojira will ha gr^ly. HiaJU^.ja^.^Jt1^^.
ai be hMrgcaabe of^difmnl^c6^^^'co&^
fc*b5*fc3iWe have beu* WjWiWS&SSt$Maf ?J,
fact ^hftJiroxn .tWenty^vtffia-thirts^JiuU^ JbcuUtw^.
BasBeMdji*bright-f^WSB^.: ,S 6na ?ic4*-SX
Nobody can deny this iaefc f.Its,iapid de*elop-i
inent as the most poplar, fe|ier,^rf firf^tiw
northwest absolutely assured. You canWt hold
her back. Th worldais gradually learning of the
ntagc of coming to Bemidj i for
With*the start made by the Electric Light com
pany, other improvements are sure to follow. All
it tke ia initiative on the part of some public
service corporation and it remained for Mr. Swan
son's company to moke, this important start.
F. Sy Lyean loft last night for California to
spend tfce balance of the winter. The train ho left
on is.stalled in a show bank he&t Pequot, and from
all indications, he'll spend some of the timie aithis
popular summer resort. Better come home, Frank.
St. Paulrwants the power dam, Minneapolis
wants the power dam, the University wants the
power dam&and between the three they are makV
ing a comdderable lot of noise about it.:
i 4ix i vv
The eirth can't last longer than another 1,768,-
0Q0 years, a scientist tells us. %t may be just
about that long before the railroads give us a rea
sonable rate on fire wojd
Out in Jiorth Dakota they have dug up the skele
ton of a human-like creature and the skull Was
found to be"-an inch thick. By the way, whatever
became of Jack Johnson?
During the past twelve months the number of
insane ijn .Minnesota has decreased. Perhaps more
fathers-are letting more mothers find the missing
collar buttons for them.
r.^/dfi^l:jxrltato the head of the family these
nyjjrnings jvhen mother starts in ^o ham, ,"Kee
-The Aew peace dollars are said to hard to
'Ibandlev May-be, but it i* Harder to get chance
to handle them. \S-
3il girl*can smoke their cigarettes if they wish/
Tb^s. country girls .ere too demure to do a thing
^yiwu^ getting longer,, and, they should, for a
to.figure oat his income tax before the IBth
No sales tax, no bonus, says President Harding.
No bonus, np Harding, say the service men.
If it is raw material.tht Eurbp.etwa]nts. why.not
send her ovora shipwad^f congressmen?
In days gone by,
np. Now they--ryBP.%p said it r. s^
It's a wonder Georgia doesn't triade
son for something that she can, use. '^J
answers to his ex-
usperaUne in ifho esse ^of.the self
governinKj lauij endless qtlpajtien^.
DOLPH* GIFTED BY HATORE
Rarely Bsshitlful In Calorina(and Be
lievad t B* the Spe^t
be mentioned 1
a writer id tltel
rfgazine. Thete is pi
.clUsen.'of. the cfeep wtf
swiftly. 'It spe
tUe open seas.
uients arc slugglnh, but.^hep lu^Uiest i
of its' prey it nioves wl h, fticrcdlble
rapidity.' and to' on* sarvln its
movements It appears ,lik nothing so
much as a dash nf color Jn the sea
yellow-blue-wbltUn, 'strlsk that I*
hlniost lost In tbie green Water.
Of all deep-wftervfia^ej^ theJ'dol
phin possesses tfce greatest power to
change Us color. A1
nlTords a most Wautfu wid-spee-
tacniar^sight,^when, jjfjth^Ul ^the
year when a lot of
men who have about as many friends as a skunk at
a Sunday Aphool picnic are being persuaded to run
for public offiee.
'fl-'" *'.-.V" ':'v^y:^v'''
Boy%|roBtt the "farm are said to matei the best
*nd.Est3ronget.athletes when they get to college.
tngesta lakes the old man to lift the mortgage.
wSiid aboqt having seen a robin this morn*
Mis) ^he. spending the winter at Birchmont.
rr^'fmof Dbtnd is.right.
Xei everything except, the
lines and thef Red Lske railway trains.
VI. Si*. Ar-v?' i
used to kiss and make,
That Gujnmer trial over in North" Dakota has
been pretty well
And now it's Polar Piethat ought to be worth
v,,v, '^t I
Wha^t.is -beginning .to. sit np and take notice
a na *r *il*MtMiM*M*
Iridescence of an "epsl, It changes mi*
so rapidly that the brain can not
grasp the beauty of one color before
another emes Into view. In life Its
general color la a, blue-. .emerald
green hbove,iipli. bf^iter -nine dot*
sliowingion theBislffrtfi* unfl*'part
i are sl|v*ry ata|i:
PfiM .7 "Jlftwr: '^P ai-i..Snade to
An nctxess ta^Lohden went to court
'S Migalns^ dramatic .critic to disprove
hisasaeltlon.tha^^rinrin^a scene she
bit .her foenaUs," %ne was sustained,
ij^itth^'jBrtnMlF.crX^ msy^nst for
stayfxSt proeeedtngr'to enaMshlm
^to appeal to 1ft*cldrc|odlst
^Whei* sVtrickdog was calle-l "Trixie"
In, court* It went to one of two
wime who claim Its ownership, and
when It wns called "Beauty" It went
a* ojklekly, to'-thfe other woman. It
looks to have played a rather mean
trick on somebody.
THE BigUftJI PA.Y PiajAKSi
(CotttiiHWo: Jtrom Pdge'
toward tha bundle In his
But. yon ain't argoio5
to git It
Why?" Dale askett smilingly.
"Why 1 Shoes 'a?* why. H11,
did I ever have any shiooe afore? Bare
footed as.a rabblu TJhaj's me. Bare
footed as a d- rabbit!"*'"'
"Son," protested. Bill Dale, "you're
entirely top small to swear. You
mustn't do it, yndw."
quickly, "$m small. I'm small
to my age. I'm don twelve year old.
I've been measured to* the ,go-backs."
"ileasared for the .go-backs,"
laughed Dale, "whafs thaty*
"Why," soberly,'^Srtien ye grow lit
ler 'stid o'Wg^er, ye'fe got the .go-
backs. Maw,she? measured 'me with
a yarn string out o' a stocking which
bad been "wore Uy a woman seventy
seven-year old, and *en she wrapped
the yan string arohnd the door-hinge.
I'll 'gin to grow higher,, or die, one or,
t'other, afore the string wears out on
the hinge. Bound to."
Again Dale laughed. Mountain su
perstitions always amused him. Ben
Llttleford,.came Into, the oom, and
Dale arose and faced him.
"Do you know this boy, Ben?"
"Ifs Lyss Ball's boy,"' ansAvered
Llttleford, ^puckering.:-his brows.
"'What's he^n-dpln' here?"
'"lie 'brought a* 'Christmas present
me," said Dale, "but he has de
cided that Ishan'i have. It."
"Tne only Christmas present you
could git from a Ball would be a bul-
let," frowned Ben Ufctfeford.
He stepped to the rocker and took
bundle from ^^haf boy's lap he
took' away- the .crumpled brown pa
perend there ai hi* hands was a
loaded' and cocked revolver 1
"By Oeorgel^.e^ieiftlnigd Bill "Dale,
r^"Wliafd I tell-^aZL smiled Ben Lit
An hour later Daler.and a score ofj
Llttlefords an% MdftltadSv entered- the
hig downstairs ^rooa of the office and
supplies buiiding. The defeated Balls
and Turners lounged, here and there,
sullen and sllenlitjpn^j&.^ou^h-bpard,
floor of their ten&JMi^ frtebn.v
Dale walked Lato their midst and
addressed them quietly.
""Toull adraltj'Wflrttt ytou,that I've
got what you fellows call 'the dead
wood' on'yon? Andtth'at lies in my
power tosend every single one of you
to the state penitewHaryF' i.
^reckon so," admitted Adam Ball's
father. He was pre^ wall cowed, and
In*.. ,werii the' 'otiokuir*
"Bqt Pve decided not to do It," went
on Bill Dale. *I can't forget that this
is Christinas day. You may have your
liberty as* a present from the man
you've- tried so hard and: so unjustly
tofcillrj:#fter the doctor gets through
With Little Tom and Saul Llttleford,
he will come here to dress all your
wounds then our guards will give you
back your rifles, and you may go
home. I'm not asking you te promise
me anything, you understand. I'm
simply trusting the human heart, ami
I'll be disappointed."
Dale turned to-v John Moreland.
Moreland's ragged face wore a nuz
zled, displeased smile,.
"If your brother, Jpavld was here."
Bill Dale demanded,with a bare shad*
of anger In bis voice, "what do you
think he'd* dd'^abodt Itf It's Christ
mas da isn't It?"
The old Moreland chief's counte
nance softened^!* grey eyes bright
ened. 'Tes," he said, A'tfs Christmas
day, Bill." He looked toward the Balls
"Merry Christmas, gen'lemenr' he
Adam Ball*s father immediately
asked him for. a cljew of tobacco.
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ETOCE3 FOR WASHINGTON
(By United rren)
Minneapolis, Feb* 23.Memorial
services marking.--the anniversary of
the birth of George Washington were
held today at the annual ih^eting 6f
A. R* Session at
the Leamington hotel.
The convention will name^ rionii?
nating board to suggest, officers
delegates to the national congress of-*
the D. A. R. to be held in. Washing
ton, April 16! .^hotti 30 Minnesotii
women are e^e^tfeffl^ ^ttejyS .the
national congress^ jf,. r.k
ganization in charge of Miss Beatrice
a iiinn'i 1
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