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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS : THURSDAY, S EPTE IVTRJE'K 13, liioo.
CUBAN ANNEXATION n TnovitaWo WTovnmont. Tow. . ard Its Occurrence. . r' . iti ' , 4. r Desire of Cubans Tlicnmelvrs to lie 1'nrt oC L's. n article by Frederick I'liliani Adams I'll miurus a nil iv ni'i'i liiiu lanno 11 1 II 1WIIII1I4 III!.. Unriiii- .... i with the I lilted Hlatni, appears In II....I.. tl.! M AJnmu tfl'lfii In IIUI a lll-l-'lll. iUllltlll I, 111 study of tlio conditions which now in fitlm will oonrlnr fhn intetllcen't tnr flint the neiu'eflll annexation of Island republic to tlio t'nltert States - I.. .lnl.1.. nl..t .... exa'iou iv. ii i til. uii miniiniin'ii mi IV .ll'ill.-lt I 1 1 1 J t lf--rL unniiili-u l be ono of the events to be chronicled t It Tvllt qtmpittlv Vie furor., 1 tfi the t fir n noimcni issi hi n i 11 in. .im t the annexationists will win In tho i nniwn. disinterested study ot Cuban affairs nnrrs Till' iiiiii inu nr'niniiii 1111 uu iiiion tvwi come inim uio jteupiu tn craving lor new territory on tho part tbo United States. The situation Is by no moans novel. It promises to invasion of forelKii capital preelp "d a coiitlu t which llnnlly wre'led rt .... .m. a I. i.i. tn. ....... .-n'.-Hij jMfi-ir. I ii' ri in III'- lllil"'i- dllTerence the Cuban"" welcome the "t ican invasion of ennltnl. and their rfl for nnlionnl Hull virion Iltv dons not 1" IS 1MIL 111 Illll'l UlllL UltMf 1M IlUk for Its tdocan "Cuba for the Cubans," unless nil slRns arn misleading these cn win De exerioa uy ine iiunnreiis ot Ions of nuts de wealth whlcli aro Hue Into Cuba, and which will nwnk her to an active participation In tho ll in''iuvii mi's lo iiiuvil ll is iiei'u- v otlen 'be South African republic could not t Vnr- of a country removed from It thr isands of miles and forelRti In .i. ivhese lion ill n nils n re nlmriyt wltlnn 'n nt r ntui pmi ri I'm fin ill run nnrin ' "inn in4 cif the Sn.-in Issli-A mtrlnri i U'np nni'o .1 .l.ft.l ....... . 1. l..ni.U.. '1 uivu ti n u n ,i , uuu 1IIU iiii.miwii in 'ncan eajiuni uas nniy sianeu, yei n..HAtA.n ..I- .1.. I., .v... n-i.i a commanding Influence. The real tnl of Cuba Is Va.hInKton and not '.inn nn.l lie n try I out 1 11 i-i 1 n rwl 1... litis- 1 lemure 11 in me jinniiH 01 investors i .M'w 1 urit. iinmn. rn i u cumin iinii vp capitalists of Matnnzas, CamaRiiey any consideration of this sreat fiies It Is Idlo to consider whether or not Cubans arc capable of self-Kovern- t Tlni'fiinl ilnnVit tViov tmvii nvlniiftd ti niiirni inni mrmu inr nnw ni. ntiirn v cherish the honors which come with k-raUe need not scratch depp In Cuba pi irn material wnien win onenti xnn.sa prefer to leave rottenness alone. But Lh s Is besjde the question. As I ha'o neiore, one need not dwell lonn on prnvernmental qualifications of the ans Uvea today they hold their au- n.i nni.i 11 j- our fiiiieraiii e. i inn ired that an accurate eensus of the m win snow inai me wnue i uoans In a numerical minority. Certain that they will he In a decided uni ty within the next rtve years, and ss all slftns are misleading, the fol nc live years wd And theie as many ricans nh Cubans. war have no c oiu'cjn Ion of the nijri ural and industrial revolution which Is fairly under way. At a conser ve est'mate more than $12n,00f,0Tj of ... .11 tl.m (l null Ml l itljllltll l- V Invested In that Islnml. nn.i this n.tll 1.. Jn..1.1..1 I.. .1.- . . "111 ll'.l III' 111, Illlir-U III llU Ht'.W L U . Shrewd capitalists aro buying 'n tracts of from lO.otrt to JoO.W) 1 .iii n7iii .11111 niiiuKi' Kiuve.1 belnst planted, great plains or savan aro beln devoted to the ralslnc of lp Imported from Texas ranges, cop- ...... ...... iinii,- .in iilllh III' l'Hill'U, hi. ...ix wi iiiiiiiiiiun in j 11 I'liuiu U llilv former wildernesses, niodern hotels takhiK the plncn of wretched Inns, ".'ill 1 "ifw null iji-iiiii".i I'Mll III IM1- tS excite tie WOlliler nml envv .if llin ves-a new Cuba Is bulldim,'. em is nrn iienuv no restr el nr ballot In Cuba, a id slnco there Is j imi-iiiiuuii uiut inu tjuesnon or :in predictions of tho electorate. Tor purpose I will divide tho voters into n ciunses, as ioiiows; () w.iRe- Kors in cities nnu on plnntationHj (2) iitrn nnu in ii in i men : 1.11 r rnuesmn n Htrmll merchants; (4) those of tho die class with small fixed Incomes; Nasal TAP n nil iTH BTnriMi n n i f0L isca, toothes and liea'.s illjnuiiiul tiianih.niiii rnp rjit.irrli find drives a cold In the bead t. tho meinbrttic unci lsbsnrbcd, Jlellff Ulm- or by mall j Trial Sl.-.c, 10 ccnu. .Y UnOTlllCItS. 60 Worrin 3trct;t, Xcw York FARMERS ! io knve much correspondence Hi lllivnru in ili.i lnM..n ,.Utnr. II fitwl it llin nn,.i .,r ... - ,..,..i4 iviua iit;aim i fill VMlnnnc! niiil TM.ititl Ktll - , I'ltllll.tl I'll! .i.. tin.:.. - i iivm. j iii.-i i a tuiuap way to vertiso tlint you nre nn up-to-to business ninii. If yotubuy your printing o e FREE PRESS ASS00IA- ON you will bo well treated. W43,tt (.) politicians, ofllcelioMcrs, and tho rural cunrfl! (C) capitalists and planta tion ownors; (7) American settlers. It may bo asserted beyond fear of suc cessful contradiction tlint n largo major ity of tho worklntr class Is In faor of nnnexntlon to tho t'nltcd States. I ques tioned hundreds of them on this subject and did not ilnd n man who was not In favor of making Cuba nn American State. Their reason In baser on tho purely sol fish and material consideration of wattes, To. them an American Is tho symbol of money, They know that from the moment tho t'nlted States terminated tho rule of Spain their wai;es weie raised, They know tlint they can pet moro money working for Amerlcnns than they can for Cubans or Spaniards. They liellnve. that woi kers In the t'nlted Slates receive moro pay than In any country on earth. In u dim way. Ihey reallzo that thn Cuban republic exists only by the consent and under the protection of the Kreat nntlon to their north, and that their freedom Is not of their own wlnnlntr, but a Klft which can be wlthdrnwn at any time. Therefore there Is no deep and abldliiK spirit of patriotism nmonff the worklnK clnse. They have prejudices and tradi tions, but none of these war nr;alust an nexation. s a class .they are Ignorant and Illiterate. The amount of money In their pay envelopes mnkes tho sttoiiKcr apponl to them. Already a considerable percentage of them Is employed by American Investors, When the large majority Is thus ein ploed as It surely will bo In the near future It goes without saying thnt the workets will vote, as thos who hire them request. Plncn Intelligent and Independ ent American workman do this very thing at home, It Is reasonable to anticipate that the rule will not be broken In Cuba. Take a sample illustration: In the Ceballos dlsttlct of Central Cuba there are now employed fully (MOO Culinn work men engaged in the development of the great sugar-cane plantalions and citrus groves whlcli nre d"stlned to make that Hection well known. J. M. Ceballos and other New York capitalists, In associa tion with we-ilthy Cuban principals, are spending millions In this work. Within throe years they will have on their pay rolls fully m.fOil native workmen. The tariff against sugar, oranges, grape-fruit and other product raided on their groves and plantations naturally commits Mr. Ceballos to the pol'cy of annexation; moreover, like all normal Americans, he Is unselfishly In favor of such a consum mation. Defore the Invasion of American cap ital these laborers were glad to receive from forty to sixty cents a day. When the Issue of annexation arises they will look forward with confidence to nn In crease over the present into of n dollar a day. and It Is certain tn.it they will not 1 disappointed. The "Americanos" have "made good" with them thus far, and can command their votes without using threats or adopting unfair methods. The wnge-earners from a majority of the na tive Cuban vote, and may be counted as certain In favor of annexation as soon as the Issue Is raised. Tile same argument will prevail with the negroes and inula t toes. These con stitute fully one-third of tho population of tho Island, The steady influx of ne gro workets from the Southern States Is another factor In the same direction. They will vote for higher wages and an nexation holds out that promises to them. The middle clashes are divided, and tho same is tine of the tradesman and small merchants. It Is Impossible to make a forecast of what proportion will be for annexation, but they are numerically small compnred with thn Cuban and ne gro voters, nnd tholr Influence will not count for mncli when the test comes. The Cuban and Spanish capitalists nnd plantation owners aro almost solidly for annexation. Kvery financial Interest Im pels them to take that side, but thus far they have not done so openly, the time not having arrived when it would be pol itic or advisable. Most of them aro finan cially allied with American capitalists. In all the reat Cuhan undertakings now In process of development, we find a har monious alllanee between American and Cuban' or Spanish financiers, nnd it is a truism that money knows no country. It need not be stated tint all the Amer ican settlers are In favor of n speedy annexation of Cuba to their native coun try, and they nre confident that Its day is not far distant. There remain the poiyielans, oflce holders, rural guards-, andtithor employ ees and beneficiaries of tho present form of government. They nre oppoed to an nexation, nnd they may bo depended on lo right it by means at their command. They do not discuss It; they .lo not wish It discussed. Their srent fear It that It will be raised as an Issue, am full well they know tlwt It will sween many of them from power whn it forees Itself to ih front nnd demands a dei-lsion. It Is almost laughabe to study thn plight of tho Cuban polltlrian. 'hey long for some Issue which will keep the intention of the voters nway from the dreaded spectre of annexation, 1 ut they cannot find ono. They are anxious to play at polities and statesmanship, but they rim Ilnd nothing with which to play. In the last election there was so little at Issue that General Gomez, tho Liberal candidate, withdrew and told his followers to vote for Palma. Tims Cuba Is rapidly and placidly drifting to a condition In which the American "Oiitlanricrs" will own most of the producjlvo land of that wonderful M ind, and In which the inevitable day will arrive when their enmlnvees will go to the polls and vote In a president and n, congress which will petition tho I'nited States for admission as one of its sov ereign Stales, bother It will be admitted or not will depend not on the dNgruntlel poll tlclnnc of Cuba, hut on the Influence of those unprotected Interests in the I'nited States whlcli dread fre competition v.itfi the products of Cuba's wonderful soil, Cuba will be ready for nnnexntlon any time her American capitalists decide to raise tho political Issue, The real battle will be fought, not In Havana, but in Washington, nnd tho weapons will l not guns, but nrgumenls advanced by those American raisers of sugar, tobacco, Oranges and other products which nl ready are threatened liy Cuban compe tition. Therefore I do not hesitate to pre dict that whenever the I'nited States is leadv to open Its tariff gate, Cuba will be found ready to step in. Kre our next presidential edectlon Is decided she will le posessed by American Capitol, and tho flag follows tho title-deeds of its cltl-sjon.i. II Rifles Shoot Straight and Strong The name "Winchester'1 on a rifle barrel is the hall-mark of accurate and strong shooting. This ia due to the excellence of Winchester barrels, the knowledge and experience embodied in their manufacture and the care taken in targeting them. Only good guns ever leave our factory. Ior results always use Winchester guns for all your shooting and Winchester make of ammunition for all your guns. FREE l Send name and address on a postal card tor oar lame Illustrated catalogue. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO., - NEW HAVEN, CONN. Within thn Ihron .1. l.. ..... ii'iini, i rum jn- vomber next, tho Canadian government ..'III In ...... ..A . ...ii ....i; in jiu) mi liHvvi.uu maiming bonds. Torture lr nvnges. "Speaking of tho tnrturo to which Foma of tho snvago tribes In the 1'hlllpplnea subject their captives, reminds' ma of tha Intense suffering I endured for three months from Inflnmatlon of tho Kidneys," snysW, M, Sherman of dishing, Me., "Nothing helped me until I tried Klectrlo Hitters, three bottles of which completely cured me." Cures I.lver Complaint, Dys pepsia, Wood disorders and Malaria: and restores tho woak and nervous to rohuit health. Guaranteed by J, W. O'Sulllvnn and all druggists. I'lico 50c. FOREIGN NOTES. Germany's consular service consists of 1211 professional consuls and Ml merchant consuls. The land area of tho I'nllrd states Is l,fon,!M7,W ncres. The area of Citca! Ililt nln and Ireland Is 77,C71,"1!. An Kngtish railway locomotive ho?(tnn average life of fifteen years, and an earn ing capacity of ?.W,C00. Conscience money received yearly by the chancellor of the exchequer in Eng land In default of unpaid taxes averages $30,000. T.ondon has purchased Ilai'intilt forest for a new park. In lSfi7 about ina,00ij trees jwere felled here, but ther9 Is n new growth of S0,O00. Tho uso or colored papers for house decoration, which wius scarcely known In China until quite recently, It now becoming gmeral. ' Of every LOfl females over 13 yearn old, 4D7 aio unmarried In Ireland, :.fii In Kng land. and only -1.3 In indli, where child marriages are still In vogue. Japan's famine Is ended. A total of f7.30.WO gold has been used, nnd mora than half a million people were oslstel. Tho I'nited States contributed J32ii,itnO. The consumption of wine averages only three pints a year a bend of the popula tion of Great nrltaln. It has decreased nearly 60 per cent. In the last six years. The 11S square miles of London are lighted by 4,97-i electric arc lights, 1,1?: electric incandescent lights, M.OOO lncafr descent gas lamps, and 1S.2IS flat-flame gas burners. The cable connecting Cadiz, with Ten- erlffe has become useless, and Spain Is hesitating as to whether It by more ad visable to lay a new ono or to rely on the wireless system. That discussed railway tunnels need nit be a drug In the market is evidenced by tho extensive, nnd hlghlv siicc.sfi;l cu' ture of muhrooms cnirled on In one of those somber passagis In the vicinity of Edinburgh. Tt Is a peculiarity of Russian railways that their stations are fieneiMlly two miles distant from tho sma'l-r towns and vil lages which they serve. This Is said to bo on account of the dnnger of lira .the houses-' In small places get.er.illy bcinff thatched with straw. A Japanese laundryman composed this advertisement: "Contrury to our op posite company, we Will most cleanly and carefully wash our customers with possi ble cheap price as follows: Ladles two dollars per hundred ; gentlemen oo nnd a half dollnrs per hundred." In Helglum all -cows over three months old firo to be seeji wearing earrings. Ilieeders are obliged to keep u record of all cattle raised by them, and each anlmnl has a registered trade number, which Is engraved on the ring fastened to Its ear. It Is pointed out that, including tho cost tif gas, cartage and Incidentals, each balloon ascent costs Its owner not much under VA Evidently, "Arry and Arrlet" will yearn for a day trip In the sky for some time to come. A fortnight at Mar gate comes cheaper. London Globe. ISoth men and Women In I-aplnnd dress pieclsely alike. They wear tunics belted loosely at the waist, tight breeches, wrinkled leather stockings, and pointed shoes; their whole nppearance. In short, is identical, at leant to the casual ob sei vol". Norwegians have a primitive way of breaking up old, wornoiit wooden ships. They take them to exposed rocky parts of the coast, and, nfter anchoring them, leave the breakers of the next sform to smash them to pieces. After tho storm the floating fragments nre picked up and sold for firewood, By a police order now In operation In Paris laundries must dlslnfec. all gar ments as soon as they are leeched. Clothes must be conveyed to the laundries In hermetically sealed bags and, on their arrival, be scalded In nn antlsptb rolu tion. The work people nre to wear special clothes, which also are to be disinfected. I'nder the new constitution the Trnns vaal Is to have a bilingual legislature. Kngllsh or Dutch may bo spoken. In Canada a member of Parliament m.y nd- dress the House In English or French, jnd It was only the other day that Mr. Hou r.issa attacked Sir Wilfrid Laurler for re plying In Kngllsh to n speech of his In Trench. In New Zealand tho Maori o'r native members have the right of speak ing In their own langunge, their speeches being translated sentence after sentence by an official Interpreter. In ICabakon. a small Island In the nis marck archipelago in tho south seas, may be seen two German professors, eating only coeoanutH and clad only In loin cloths. The founder of this slmplo life colony Is Professor Engleheart, of Munich nnd Erlangen universities. A chronic Invalid from his childhood, he determined to try the fruit cure. After various ex perlmonts he decided thnt European fruits were not the best and went to Ceylon and finally to Knbakon. He was Joined fif teen months ago by his companion, Dr. A. Ilethmann. While playing In the grounds of n Dutch chinch nt Kroonstad, South Africa, two Hoer children made an Interesting discovery. With small spades thy wero digging n hole, nnd Just bolow the sur face several nld coins were unearthed. They continued to dig, grndually adding to their precious store, Tho youngsters soon had a pile of English gold sover eigns. The sexton then Joined tile search, and It was not long be.-orn treasuro to the value of tho nearly J.3,000 In gold and silver coins was brought to light. During tho war tho church was used ns a hos pital and for housing refugees, and It Is surmised thnt tho treasure must havn been burled by Homo one who Is now dead. A bullet thnt hits tho mark but does not kill has Just been Invented by Dr. Delrllers of Paris. Th'e details of Its con struction nre not mentioned, but It Is said to beN hollow, and can be used sev eral times. In a test for duel practice plsteils wero used with steel guards re sembling a sword hilt, because, although the bullet does not penetrate tho cloth ing, It will wound naked flesh. Hoth men wore goggles. Out of 27 shot, 312 struck some part of the bodies of the duelists. James Lawrence Toole, England's vet eran comedian, who died not long ago, once played u practical Jokn on his dog i with fatal results. In ordet to get bet husband hemic nt a reasonably early houi after Ills work In the theater was ovei Mrs. Tooleused to promise him Just ns-j j good a meal as could l3 found In any restaurant or club In Ixmdnn. This meal his wife would provldo nnd leave on the ! table for the comedlnn. Toole dldn.'t like i to disappoint his wife, nnd .so used tr 'gtvo tho food to his dog. Next morning the plates would Im cleaned nnd Mrs Toole happy. Hy this device the comedian managed to eat Ms club suppers until i the dog died of overfeeding. Heavy, Impure blood makes n tnud U ', pimply complexion, headaches, nausen, Indigestion Thin blood mnkes rnti weak, pale, sickly, niirdoek Tilood Hitters makes tho blood rich. red. puro restores perfect healthy SKIDDOO FOR CLEMENT. - Commercial Traveler ltrilttees I'lislon ! Piilllrs tit Mnlliriiuif lea. To the Editor of the Kree Press: En route from Pi llows Falls to Prattle born this morning twlxt eight and nine o'clock, I perused certain columns of tho Itutland Herald, such as gave the returns In your recent State election. After fumil larzlng myself with such data ns was of Interest to mo namely, the representative question In certain towns, I doped out some statistics and upon showing same to some of my commercial traveling brothers it was suggested thnt I rend same to you. nnd herewith you have my consent to do with It ns you like. Pardon my not adopt ing the lloosoveltian recommendation In my orthography. Taking for granted that the report In the Itutland Herald Wednesday morning September .3, 1!V1, was authentic, tho fol lowing facts unveiled themselves.. Of the 21S towns reported only 2Z gave Mr. Clem cut a majority and in these 2Z towns, that majority aggregated 2,411 If tlv last two figures i this total were deducted from the first, two, the result would be 1.3 and this amount represents Mr, Clement's ma jority In the town of Guilford, Windham county. Mr. Pmctor's majority as re ported In the above Issue was lfi,67S, di vide this by"the IS! towns which gave a Clement majority, nnd It Is d scovered that a fiactlon of 1,3-23 remains. Now tako tho 21S towns h.loh reported and ndd tho 2S which did ni t and from tho result deduct the nforememloned 2.3 towns and 2-2:1 remains nnd all of this cnlcula tlon has a tendency to spell SKIDDOO and it will not require a very ferUl' brain to observo that In the word sklddoo aro the same number of b tiers ns are In the words, Vermont, Proctor nnd Clement. TRAVEl.EIt Worcester, Mass., Sept. 5, 1006. ALL ATlOt'T A HOOK. "Will you pleaso tako that book out of this seat?" "What for?" "I'd like to sit down here." "Plenty of other seats in this car, are there not?" ' "Yes, sir, but this happens to be the one I want." "Just so." (Pause.) "Will you take that book out of '.his seat?" "No, sir." "Vou will not?" "I will not." "I think It's hoggish for a man to pile his baggage on the seat alongside of him." - (Another pnusc.) "Once more will you take that boo! out ot this seat?" "Once more, sir, no." "Then I'll throw It out of the window.' "I ndvlse you not to do It." "Ho?" "yes; you might get yourself Into troii' ble." Hy way of reply the Irate passenger picked up the offending book nnd hurled It through the opiti window. "Nothing. Tho book Isn't mine." "Whose Is It?". "I think It belongs to thnt husky-looking fellow In" the other end of tho car, who seems to be coming back to look for It." Chicago Tribune. JINGLE Of THE JUNGLE. Said the elephant to thn giraffe: "Your neck Is too long by haffo." Said the giraffe, "Your noso Reaches down to your toes, So nt mo you've no cause to laffe," Chicago News, Schenck's Mandrake Pills are For Sale Everywhere 29 cents a box or bj mall. 1 Handed Down From Father to Son. In tliomands of famltlca. all over the laud, Schenck's Mandrake P 1 11a have, tlireiufli three generations, given proof or, not onlr 111 elrctit alive propel ties, hut also their Purity and Sal- "SCHENCK'S MANDRAKE PILLS ore u Positive Cure for Illliousnen, Liver Com lil.ilnt Constipation, lnrtl. grslloti, Sick Hendache, jaunoicc, iiearniurii, rial uicncy nu .nmorio. iney liven the Liver." Dr.J. M. SCIIDNCK ill -tfa LOST THEIR FURNITURE. Fire flatted n Ffnnie llonse In St. Ht. JohnnlMiry. Bt. Jnhnsbury, Bept. 9. Tho entire flro department wna called out late Hnturduy night for a stubborn blnso In the house on Spring street owned by James Sanborn, nnd Henry Uodor. All tho occupants of tho liotiso woro away. Tho frnmo work of tho building was saved, but most of thn furnlturo was destroyed. The Sanborn's lind no In surance, nnd tho Pndor's carried $500. The houso was Insured. FIRE IN SPRINGFIELD. A Double Tenement House 1'artlnlly Lost Furniture Iliirneil. Springfield, Sept. lO.-KIro nt 12:15 this morning partially destroyed tho two story double tenement bouse of Wntlace Fairbanks, the liveryman, on Main street. Owing to tho Inadequnto fire alarm, tno llro department was slow In getting on tho scc.no nnd tho steamer was not used at nil. Tho furnlturo In tho lower tene ment, that rx'cupled by Mr. Fairbanks, was mostly saved hut that of the family up stairs was lost. The damage to the building, which was a frame one, Is placed at JtVK). Stops Itching Instantly. Cures piles, oczemn, salt rheum, tetter, Itch, hives, herpes, scabies Doan' Ointment. At any drug store. POINTKD PAIlAGnAPHS. There Is nothing truer than a sister's lov for somo other chap. Hut tho dcfcnteil candidate doesn't rare much wha.t else happens. There nro women and women. Ona kind hasn't any use for a pug dog. Some men aro born reformers, but most men have reform thrust upon them. When you wont n woman to do what you want her to do, don't ask her to do It. Occasionally a man spends a lot of tltno at his club because there's no place llko home. If Adam had eaten the apple first ho would probably have declared that ICve dared him to. Don't worry over trifles. It you must worry, pick out something worth while, then got busy. Wonder why it Is a spinster can never remember anything thnt occurred n good mnny years ago. There ought to be some method of re straining people who elodgo In order to avoid getting what Is coming to them. Just because a man gives up a dollar to hear a lecture downtown, it doesn't signify thnt he cares for freo lecures at home. Chicago News. BALLAD OF HILLY BRYAN. I've snlleel the sea of the sunset skies; I've filled the Philippines With bnrrels of talk. I've laid eyes On the tropic's lustrous scenes. I've Jnwcd with the Japs nnd chucked Chinese, An' I've chlntied with the Empress Dow., I've cut the crest of the Indian seas, And made my prettiest bow To thp nabob kings nnd the sunburnt things That England clothes and boards; I've playfully toyed with the brazen rings In the noses of heathen hordes. I've seen the ruins of Grecian doln's; I've gasped at the Coliseum; I've ventured Venice, cum vine fluens, And met the Ambassador Deum. I've pnrle vnuserl In the Rue de Rood, And wept on the tomb of Nnp; I've braved the wurst with tho Berlin brood, And talked with the Russian char, Who seems to have got my crown of thorns Prest down on his empty brow, Tho' I still have bold of my cross of gold, Which raised such a royal row. I've talked with Eddie, and talked while Teddy Was saying the same over sen; I've dined and wined until I am ready To live on toast and tea. And I bid you hark, a I now remark. That of all I've ben to see. There Isn't a place can hold a spark To Lincoln, N-E-B. P. S. The subject of these verses has wired that In case of need the lost line may be changed thus: "To Washington, 1). C." -Leigh Mitchell Hodges, In Philadelphia North American. SPELLING REFORM. The rules for the modified sjielllna; are ns follows; 1. When offered a cholco between ao nnd e, choose e. Examples: Anesthetic, esthetic, medieval. 2. If the choice lies between and no e In words like abridgment, lodgment, ac knowledgment always omit the e. 3. L'io t In place of ed for the past or past participle of verbs ending In s. sh, or p. Examples; Dipt, drlpt, prest, dlstrest, luislit, washt, I. Stick to ence when you have a choice. Examples: Defense, offense, pretense. j. Don't double tho t In coquet, epaulet, etlquet, omelet, C. When you can replace gh with f, do It. Example: Draft. 7. netter still, get rid of gh altogether. For plough write plow. For through write thru, S. Write the Greek suffix Ise or lze with the z by perference. Examples: Catechize, criticize. 9. Where nny authority allows It, omit the e In words spelled with Ite. Example; Preterit. 10. Uso a single 1 In words llko distil, Instil, fifltll. "11. And omit one 1 from words now writ ten llko fullness. Example, Dulncss, 12, In words sometimes spelled with one nnd sometimes with a double m, choose thn short form. Example. Gram, program. 13. In words spelled with oe or e, choose e. Example; Efophngus, II. Always omit the ti from words some times spelled with our. Example: Labor, rumor. 15. Whcrj you can get nny authority, use f In place of ph. Example: Sulfur, fnutasin. III. In Words spelled with n double uso a slnglo r; as, bur, pur, 17. 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