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THE CALUMET NEWS.
THURSDAY, NOVEMDER 23, m JiiE calumet news. "wwd ta have tn thank- I giving day held in America. During Founded 1830. Daily Except Sunday. PiUhd By Th MINING GAZETTE COMPANY AI CALLMCT. MICHIGAN. W. YOUNGS W. M. IYON. Business MMr Fullness Editorial TELEPHONES! Calumtt. Office ROOUIS 203 , 4 HANCOCK OFFICE. Elks' Tempi. Thone 312 HOUGHTON OFFICE. Post Offict Block. Thone 199 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: By Mail or Carrier. Per year (In advance) J5.00 Per year (nut in advance) 6.00 Per month DO Single issu 03 Complaints of Irregularity In deliv ery will receive prompt and thorough Investigation. Old subscribers wishing to change their addresse-: must furnish old as well as new addresses In each instance. the follow ing years frequent days of thanksgiving wre appointed in tl New England colonics, sometimes twic In one year and for spot lal rcusons victory over the Indian, the arrival of u ship with t-olonit or provisions or some other happy event. Later the day came to be set apart In the autumn or the early winter to Rive thanks for the abundant harvests an 1 general prosperous condition of the colony. Thanksgiving day was a national in stltution duiing the ltevoluttouary war, and was annually recommended by Congress; but after n general thanksgiving for peace In 1784. there was no national appointment till 17S9 when President Washington, by re quest of Congress, recommended Thanksgiving for the adoption of th Constitution. In 1S15 a day of thanks giving for the restoration or peace was recommended by President Madl son. During the early part of the cen tury Thanksgiving remained an In stitutlon peculiar to New England but was not always held either on the same day or In the same month, each stnte appointing Its own day. Pro clamatlons recommending special days of thanksgiving for victories in the Civil War were Issued by President Lincoln In 16S2 and 1S63. and In 1S64 he appointed the national proclama tion. Since that time It has been cus ternary to celebrate Thanksgiving day throughout the I'nited States on the last Thursday of November. New subscriptions may be ordered by telephone, mall or carrier, or in person at the company's office. Publication and Printing Office, 101 Fifth Street. Calumet, Michigan. Entered at the Post Office at Calumet, Michigan, as Second Class Mail Matter. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1909. New hunting record: one day pass ed without a deer hunter shot. Looks as if the Hose-Pickle debate was being continued, after all. And with your Thanksgiving turkey you might order sonic good dyspepsia remedy. If religious history rt peats Itself, this country w ill soon have a lit form ed Christian Science church. WHY DO WE GIVE THANKS? As we look backward on the year, nnd on the years, why should we he thankful? For life, its pleasures, its enjoyment, its good; for its sorrows and disappointments even, for are they not often part of the ministry of hea ven to make us better? For friends, for parents, for wife, for children and for the Groat Friend who haves us not when others sometimes fail. For the kindly fruit- of the earth which have come to us, the products of our labor conjoined with the bless ing of (Jod. For who of us, of him self alone, can make one ear of corn. one leaf. ! r our fathers who won for us the right of s If government. lor peace and the prospect of greater peace must we as a natio n give thanks. A wide peace which will forever brood over the three nations on this con tinent giving an example and in rpiration to the less favorably sit ii'it'd peoples of the old world and lifting them up vv; hope to Its emula tion. For the spirit of progress, for the reform of old evils, for the pruning of corruption from the body politic wc an give thanks; not only for good accomplished but for the augury of greater and better things to come. Fr our churches and our schools, and f r the millions of happy pure homes whleh dot this continent. For the fact that we are not a nation of the prist, decaying nation, but a nitlon of the present anil the futaro. For the ,reat openings up of Nature's won drous scen ts which seem now to lie coming upon us. For larger, cleaner and ha!tnier thought, and for the old truth, old and ever new. that this God Is our God for ever and ever Ho will he our guide even unto d-ath Thanksrlvln Is not as It was In the days of Miles standish and the Puritan fathers. No longer does the festive red man, with his penchant for lifting scalps, shooting prisoners full of blazing arrows, burning the white man's dwellings and making himself generally disliked, play any part in the day s proceedings. The pursuit of the red man. which furnished such fre ouent diversion for our forefathers, and caused each of them who found his fon lock In Its natural place w hen another year hail rolled around. In stead of ornamenting the Holt f some crattv Indian, to oner ui u prayer of thanksgiving on the day set aside for that purpose, has given away to the chase after the almighty dollar, often no less elusive than the copper colored, feather-bedecked warrior who would seemingly rise out of the ground and disappear from view In the twink ling of an eye. Now lie who gathers with his fellow-men to offer up thanksgiving Is prone to attune his lay to the degree of prosperity he has enjoyed during the year rather than that he has been spared from the tomahawk of maurauding Indians. Ask him to tramp long miles through the snow to church, as was the. custom of his forefathers, nnd he would plead another "Tiagement. It Is sufficient that he boards ft street car, walking a block or so nt each end of the line, if needs be. In the average mind the occasion Is as sociated chiefly with the close of th football season and the assurance that a bountiful repast will be served some time during the twenty-four hours without anv undue exertion on his part. There's n reason for this, too. In the rood old days, of which we hear so much, it was customary upon the approach of Thanksgiving for the head of the household to fill powder flask and bullet horn, shoulder the flintlock blunderbuss and sally forth into the forest in nuest of came for the Thanksgiving dinner. Now the housewife steps to the telephone, calls up the market, and In due season the butcher's boy hands her the choicest of fowls all ready for the oven. Ac comnanying It are all the little deli cacies that count for so much In repast of this kind, ready to be serv ed without fuss or flurry on the part of the housewife. possibly romance hns been elimtn ated from Thanksgiving. Certainly the observance of the day Is vastly different and far less thrilling than In the times when every man and boy carried his trusty gun to church, nnd while he returned thanks for past blessings kept a sharp lookout for In dlans. Hut even advocates of the strenuous life nnd those whose delight Is in the chase will admit that the present system has advantages over the old way. houses destroyed. 1X16 -A Philadelphia theatre was the first to be lighted by gas. 18.13 -Jlenry T. Cage, twentieth gov ernor ofCahfoniU, born near Geneva, N. V. INC" Committee of the House t ported In favor of tho impeachment of President Johnon. 1S92 Sir John Thompson succeeded John Abbott as Canadian prime minis, ter. 1S94 W. H. Howe. Episcopal bishop of South Carolina, died at Charleston. 1S08 Celebration at Austin of the tvvcnty-tlfth anniversary of the found ing of the 1'nlverslty of Texas. "THIS IS MY 69TH BIRTHDAY." Major John F. Hanson, president of the Central of Georgia railroad, was born In Monroe county, Georgia, No vember 2.1. 1S40. and received his only scholastic training in the old Held schools of Georgia. He served as a private in the Confederate army and when the war was over embarked with several associates In the manufacture of cotton yarn. The company prosper ed until In the course of time it oper ated seven mills with 70,000 spindles In 189j Mr. Hanson became a director of the Central of Georgia road, and In ISO') he was made chairman of the board of directors. When the chair mnnship of the board was abolished In 1902 he was elected to the preslden cy of the company. He Is also Inter sted financially In other railroads and In steamship companies and other large industrial enterprises In the South, nt the Princess Theatre, Chicago. The last performance of "Tho Climax," nt Weber's will be on pceember 22. "The Daughters of Liberty" Is by Adams and Hough and Joseph E. Howard. PENNSYLVANIA EPITAPHS. Queer Inscriptions on Tomb stones in Old Graveyards in the Eut. PLAYS AND PLAYERS. The first observant e of Thanksgiv ing day in America was In St. John's Newfoundland, in lfi.l. the day being set apart by the first settlers to giv thanks for the safe arrival on the island after a long ami stormy pas ha ge. In Nt. w England the Puritan fa thers, who had abolished Christmas as a Popish festival. originated Thanksgiving day about HSl In or der that they might have a day to take the place of Christmas for re ligious and other festivities. History states that In February, Ifi3l. the colony tif Charlestowa. Mass., was reduced to the very point of Ftar lation, and when a vessel with sup- piles arrived from England a dnv "f public thanksgiving anil rejoicing was ordered by the governor. This Is con A SPECIALIST SAYS: "Piles Can't Be Thoroughly Cured by Outward Treatment." Pr. J. H. Leonhardt, of Lincoln, Neb., the celebrated specialist, who has stu 1 led every phase of piles, says: "I'll i (iin't bo thoroughly cured by oint ments, nor any other outside treat ment. The causo Is Internal, and needs Internal treatment." Pr. Ieonhardt perfected Hem-RoM, the first Internal pile cure. It frees circulation N th lower bowel, and has cured 98 per cent, of cases. HISTORY OF STANDARD OIL. The standard OH Co. was organized In 1S70. In 1872 It began purchasing other re fineries. Alleged by government first rebal-'s paid In 1S72. In 187'J a secret trust agreement wis made, according to the allegations of the government. In 12 the standard Oil trust wis formed, the slock of the company be ing turned over to the trustees to man age the business. The trustees man aged shout 40 companies. , In is:2 the trust was dissolved by order of the supreme court of Ohio, At that time It Is alleged to have lold 1H companies. Government alleges trust secretly continued until 1809. In 1809 Standard Oil Co. of Ne-v Jersey reorganized us n holding com pany. Dissolution suit filed Nov. IS, llto.,. In St. Louis. Franklin Ferris Appointed special ex aminer to take testimony June 2", 1!07. Finished hearings February, 1900. Case argued before Judges elght'i I'nited States circuit court of nppeals, 1909. " periston rendered In favor of the government Nov. 20, 1909, nil Judges concurring. Marie Pressler will soon appear In new musical play by Edgar Smith and A. llaldwln Stone, called "TUHc's Nightmare." A new play, entitled "Pon," by l!u dolf Hosier, was recently produced at the Haymarkct Theatre, London, and scored n success. Henry Miller has withdrawn "Tin Great Divide," which he was present Ing In London, and Is now playing The Servant In the House." Hehearsals of Sir Arthur Conan 1 Doyle a "Fires of Fate." are imw proceeding In New York and the first production will be made In Chicago, Pee. 6. Charles Frohman and Cyril Mainb have agreed Jointly to produce Austin Strong's latest play "The Toymaker of Nuremberg." In London during tin next month. Sir Charles Wyndham and Miss Mary Moore will begin an Atneii tour sonic time toward the end of Jan uary, appearing first, for two weeks. nt the Empire Theatre, New York. I If rod Lucas, who is supporting Hose Stahl In James Forbes' comedy "Tho Chorus Lady." will retire from the dramatic stage at the end of this season to again resume his career as a concert singer. "MarJorle's Mother" is the title of the Hisson and Turner French comedy In which Clara Llpman Is to be the star. Under the name of "La Marlagf d'Etolle" It was acted by Jeanne Gra- nier in Paris last year. Paul Dickey, leading man w ith Hen. rietta Crosman in "Sham," has cently written a play, called "The Ghost Hreaker,'; which has been ctpted by Henry It. Harris and will be produced by him during the present season. Hehearsals were begun the other day in New York of "Jacqueline," ( new play by Harriet Ford and Carn line King Poor, In which Henry 15 Harris will present Grace Elliston some time before the coming holidays. When it shall become necessary for Margaret Anglln to produce a new play It will be a comedy of modern life written by Mr. John Luther Long, with whom the actress signed a contract to that effect In New York the other week. A London season Is under discussion for John Mason, the original Jack Iirookfleld of "The Witching Hour. Mr. Mason Is well known in London, having played there for two seasons In "The Idler," with George Alexander, with great success. "The Sign of the Rose." In which George Rohan Is appearing In vaude vllle, Is to be expanded Into a three- act play next season. The same gen oral Idea will be retained and will form the groundwork for the second act of the three-act drama. James Hernard Fagan. author of "The Earth," was for four years an nctor two years under the manage ment of F. H. Henson, England's greatest Shakespearean star, and two years with Heerbohm Tree. While with the latter he was the understudy of Louis Waller, Mr. Tree's leading man Arrangements have Just been com pleted for the production at Weber's Theatre, New York, on December 23, of the musical comedy "The Daughters of Liberty." now In Its sixteenth week Few regions afford so Interesting a Held for the epitaph collector as the counties of southeastern Pennsylvania 'round about Philadelphia, which were originally peopled to a large extent by Germans. In the ancient burial grounds or mis tiistrici mere aro many repetition:! of that one time popular tombstone stanza (which Is found in nearly every old cemetery: Header, behold as you pass by. As you are now so once as I; As you arc now so once was 1; i 're pare for ucntn ana follow me, Hut besides the repetition of various favorite epitaphs there are many orig inal outbursts in these Pennsylvania cemeteries. For Instance, in the pretty churchyard at Whlteinarsh, where members of many wealthy suburban families of modern times repose, the grave of John Harge, who died In 175', Is marked by a stone which beam this stanza: Life Is a cheat And always shows It: I thought so once, And now I know It. A few miles further west, in the cemetery of St. John's Lutheran church. Center Square, Is this epitapn the third line of which doubtless was gratifying to those he dealt with: Farewell, my wife and children dear, I am not dead but sleeping here; My dent are paid, my grave you see. Walt but your time and follow m- South of the Schuylkill river the Vincent Kaptlst burying ground con tains a stoiip on width In raised let ters appears this legend, probably dlt fated by a family of lovlnjr children "OITR PA PP." Muck s county graveyards supply several unusual epitaphs. A stone 'n the cemetery at Monisville Is insciib 1 thus: In memory of Samuel 'McCracken, Who died April 19, 1S62. If leading politicians and priests All go tit Heaven, then I am boun 1 To slop at pome other station. McCracken made nti agreement with the cemetery association for tho croc tlon of this monument end then com mitted suicide 1y 'cutting his throat. Reside McCracken rests his wife, and the Inscription on the stone at her grave, In contrast with that on th Tdjolning marker, reads thus: In memory of Phoebe, 1 wifo of Samuel McCrutiuri, who died March 30. I860.' She died a firm believer In Christ her Saviour. A crude picture of a horse klckin boy Is the principal feature of tombstone-in a cemetery near Doyles town, nnd beneath the carving are these words: Sacred to the memory of Henry Harris, born June 27th, 1 SSI . of Henry Davis and Jane, his wife. Died on the 4th of May. 1SJ7. by the kick of a colt in his bowels peaceable and quiet. A friend to hln Father and Mother and re spected by all who knew him and went to the world whern horses can't kick and whom sorrow nnd weeping Is no more. Taylor & Schuck. In the burial ground at the old Hill town church. Pucks county, ar five tombstones In a row. an 1 the success lye Inscriptions begin thus: Anna, wife of Tobl.is Hrown. Mary, wife of Tobias Hrown. Jane, wife of Tobias Hrown. Sarah, wife of Tooins Hrown. Tobias Hrown At Rest. Even the solemn and serene oemc CHASE S. OSBORN'S BOOK. His Work of South American Travel Meaty at Brazil Nut. Chase S. Osborn, who once upon 1 time was connected with the Mil waukee press, who later was a publish er in northern Wisconsin, at Flor nee. and after that a newspaper ow ner nt Sault Ste. Mario, Mich., where well-earned success camo upon him so abundantly that he Is now a repre sentatlve citizen for whom political honors are in stcre In the direction of the capital at Lansing, has produced a book of travel which book readers will find as meaty as a fresh Hrazll nut. It comes from the press of A. C. McLurg and Co., Chicago, In two attractively bound and illustrated volumes embracing over six hundred pages of reading matter, presented as an account of travel In "The Andean Land," or South America. Mr. Os born became a traveler for his health but his Journalistic Instinct could not be crowdeilwinto complete submission and his voluminous record represents what to him was a diversion, although It embodies material the collation of which would be an engrossing and fatiguing task for one not gifted with unbounded energy. Mr. Osborn begins his Btory with a gossipy chapter In regard to his fel low passengers in which is revealed the spirit of fellowship with all mankind that has been one of tho author's win ning assets. The reader is made a sharer with Mr. Osborn in the social attractions of the ship's company, und finds the chapter of personalities too brief. From pure personalities the traveler dips into "Matters Hrazllian," in the second chapter, und thencefor ward to the end of the work deals with the various countries through which he passed In going down the east coast up tho west coast nnd across the South American continent via the one rail road by which this feat can be accom plished. Mr. Osborn crowds his chap ters with social nnd economic infor mation until they fairly bulge with In terest, anil goes to the length occasion ally of presenting statistics to put the stamp of accuracy upon what he presents. There are no "dry" chap ters In the extensive work for those who delight in travel literature, al though the descriptions of the various peoples ami countries are heavily la den with Information. As might have been expected from a man of Mr. Osborn's breadth of view ami business energy, there Is 11 chap ter on trade with South America that may be read and digested with profit by manufacturers who would like to cultivate business relationship with Mho people south of us." lie flr.st pays his respects to our consular ser vice which he declares is "still very bad and needs no end of weeding out," and then tells American business men that they cannot stimulate trade un less they show nn Intelligent desire for It, and a determination to render such service as shall be necessary to get and retain business. Hut he is not convinced that tho time is ripe for such effort, because there are other and more fruitful fields. This Is his view of the situation: "Our domestic trade bus demanded major attention, nnd for a market for our surplus we have gone to Canada, Europe and that part of the Orient which may be said to be adjacent to the natural pathway of travel and trade. Freight rates to South America are four times as high ns to Europe. The same efforts in other directions have brought better results. When we get ready to sell to South America, when It will be pro. fltabJe to do so. when we can take time to cater to thnt trade, which means special goods made in accor dance with South American wants and habits, wo will get the trade, Just as we have gotten it in Europe and else where over the world when we havo gone after it in earnest, no matter what the competition was or who the Glimpses of Bleeding Spain r.,V--i:.; - Sr :vr-m 1 . .. .. . O v; II i-V i I ! - " s v v , ' I. II 'W ".M , Uy0-1:iX ' ' -'? 1 I ; ' '"1 'J l " " ' - 'V f 11 i.imi,i.i mMI, J - ' rm THE ABOVE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW THE GATE OF JUSTICE, A SCENE AT THE RACES AND A TYPE OF THE SPANISH WANDERER. tery or tno Moravians in netnieiiem competitors were. The most Interest- jpplies an Interesting addition to the I ing question to our business men Is. list of queer epitaphs in the following. 'Does it pay?'" The Exceptional Equipment which Is Inscribed on a stone at an Indian's grave: In memory of my eldest son. James McDonald Ross, eldest son of John Rosjs, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation died In St. Louis, Nov. 9th, 1864. His corps transported by Adams Ex press to Hethlehem and Interred at this sacred spot Nov. 22nd, lKf4. aged T.O years, 29 days. At historic Trinity church, In the northern suburb of Philadelphia, tombstone Inscription recalls the early strife there between the Quakers and the Episcopalians over the control of that place of worship. It was foundfd as n Quaker meeting' house, but early In the eighteenth century It passed in to the possession of the Episcopalians. Tho epitaph, dated 17fiX, reads thus: Hereby these lines is testified No Quaker was she when she dy'd; So far was she from Quakerism, That she desired to have baptism For her own babes and children tur To these lines true witness hear. Mr. Osborn's interesting nnd in structive account of travel is embel lished with over fifty photographic il lustrations, and with four maps for the benefit of renders who find special Interest in the geographical features of his story. It is one of the most at tractive publications of the year, and Is worthy of general perusal Mil waukee Evening Wisconsin. TALK AND MONEY. Wilbur Wright was talking about his early struggles. "Wo had, in those Dayton days," said lie, "wonderful offers, magnificent promises,. but when it came to tho actual laying down of money, then gloom descended on the scene. "Our friends with their mouths full of millions and their nulte eim.lv hands, reminded me of a Dayton bar ber. ' "This barber Bald fine day as he "THIS DATE IN HISTORY." 175 Hrltlsh flag raised over the ruins ff Fort Puquesne, nnd the place named Pittsburg, after the great com moner. 173 Hrltlsh evacuated New York. 174 Great fire in Savannah, 3.0 f . t r, ... .,. ... I " oer UKll uniivs nun viill'ie n I ril.lVf II mc Of the I 'nlifnrtlia I irr Crmm fV. an. I 1 1... I I . ..r . " . ' w- ""-I Tti these lines true witness hear. '"That's n fine pup of Simmons', I'd """"" '"iiitiinTiiMiiavu The effort s or an eign t rem n cent u ry i g Ve anything for It. enuenti iHissuae mc production 01 wyrup I punster are Hpparent in a uermin i ""Well, Its for sale Isnt if" Bald I. Of tigs and Elixir of Senna, in all of its epnapn in noons cemeiery, werman- -jno barber burBt Into sneering cxrf Hence. I,v Maininff the m.rt. med;e. ,f,wn- Tm" n onversant with laughter. ini1 riM'rtfinLar.f t,Un(a LtvtcM L. , .4 , .,,..0... J......I, inut.1. .,,, thn nrrnan .r,l Frov" Is M-neiimiry ami combining them most (Valent to "fno." The cidtaph is skillfully, in the right proiKirt ions, with Int. the grave of Johannes Frcy an.1 its wholesome and refreshing Syrupof I concludes with this stanza: California I'ics. I( n war d' r Frrv' ,of h ,,,n A. ihnn U nr.1v r.ne nomn K. fl ,C" n,,r VT1 ' r0V ",'n igs ana wixir w oenna ana as the Ken- r,,, ftUf.h ,n mHnen Onion uinc is manulacturea by an original I Translatetl the stanza would rend: method known to the California Fig Syrup I "I was called Free, but here for the new general's numerous predecessors. Co. only, it is always necessary to buy tho flr"t t,mP 1 nm fealty free. If you After the crossing the first prisoners ccnuinc to tret its beneficial effects. W,U ,lve frPP from 'ln you 'hnn ,,C CRUht hy Mo"lby were askfd many . i i .1 rt u -i,, f. . I. n ",r 'i""" "j cuiious vonieuernies. ahiu.iu. ... .M.i.rwuin "What hn. Womn r.f , one in ueenne ...uvute,,. v. W n lUrn mem 8omthlnfl NW In Sport. Mraln?" said one such Inquirer. if, upon viewing the package, the full name A football match on roller skates "We haven't rot any," answered the of the California Fig Syrup Co. is not found! has been played at the Ipswich P""oner, Drintcd on the front thereof. (Kng.) palace rink. "How do you expect to get over the I r ..V. An -. ....... 'Oh yes, It's for sale,' said lie: 'but do you know what SI mtnniirt wants for It? Why two dollarc." COME TO STAY. When (3 rant's army crossed the Rap pahannock, Lee's veterans felt sure of sending It back ns "tattered nnd torn" ns ever It had been under the , By EDWARD W. FOWLER. Madrid. Nov. 1.7. The execution ul- ttmcly as it Is, of Professor Ferrer inav not he without Its blessing in dis guise. The whole civilized world has risen up In protest ngainst the Judi cial murder of one of Us foremost thinkers. Spain .has need, urgent need, 'of-,, f. nlljihtt nod men who place progress before i-elf and humanity above all. of such caliber was Pro fessor Ferrer and his 'martyrdom in the cause of freedom has opened the eyes of all tti tlx 'ttf plorbl condition of the Spanish masses. Your coi respondent has" gathered infoi matioii from workers of all class es; from the doikhcad worker; from the peasant, sitting around the "po sada" drinking his wine or smoking his cigaret: from the small agricultur ists; all these will tell you the name story of the evil that Spain surfers llrom tjpressjoiv. oppression from two evils, church and state, and it would be -n difficult matter to say which lies the he.'iviest upon the poor of Spain. They are taxed to the utter most, for It Is an odd feature that the. less a man has the more Is he taxed This may serin u paradox in a way. but it Is true all the name, for the rich get off lightly through the frc-c use of "palm oil." so well known In the political game of the world of Spanish politics. The great merchants get goods through by the Judicious use of the dollir and the deficit tjie poor make up. When the state Is through the church takes hold of him and he pays again and yet again. The question of religion In any, or of. nny country must of necessity be a delicate subject, yet If the pregnant causes of Spain's pitiable weakness are to be sought the subject cannot be barred. Professor Ferrer knew this He preached against it. He Incurred Its enmity and he fell, but his end. unattainable In life, seems to be crowned In death. The priests hang lire a millstone around the necks of tho poor, have done for centuries, but it would seem the awakening has come. There are signs nnd signs shaking In no uncertain voice that this period of utter servitude Is weak ening. They have tnken heart from France, which adopted drastic mea sures and rid the peoples of a domin ating power whoso voice was louder than government. In Hareolona alone nre over 170 religious 'communities and more have been added since these figures were given. Only n fHvv short years ago the voice of a priest would have quelled any riot Hurce lona ever saw; now the priests them- J solves are hunted from pillar to post, . stoat d ami Jeered, while the nuns fare no better at tho hands of the infur iated i opuluce.. The keynote of a J nation must be its virile individuality. I'lioor the domination of a chuicii a man hi.se a that ituli vituality. II,. ct is. es to think, to" act and lo work for liiimeil'; in a world, he delerj. A n.i llon which loses its seir-reliancc ia oiund to retrogress, if i!. individ ual lack Initiative the nation will. This summer the -streets of 1! net l"iu havo run red with tin; blood of a rractrield.il struggle, a struggle sm h as France knew at the barricades of the Com mune, whin Napolieon lied and the red "tap of liberty" waved ovt r the lilies of France. Air-nso, has the red histoiy or France before him. will ho see the "writing mi the wallV" II" made one well nigh irreparable bleach In the fortilicatlous of his throne in the war In Morocco. That breach has been further widened by the royal sanction to the death of Professor Ferrer. What arc the thoughts of tli" dowager que en of Spain during tlies" terrible times All through the I"iig years of Alfonso's Infancy, an in fancy accentuated by the faithless nesH of the child, fdio fought with an indomitable courage against the cov ert attacks of Don Carlos and a malignant republicanism; fought as only a mother can w hen such a niisii ty stake was the issue. Those years are Indelibly printed upn her heart. Now It would seein these years of suf fering, sorrow and tears are to go fur nothing. Alfonso, tinee his marriage at nny rate, has caused more ruptures in Spain than i:he had known f"r years. Spain is lllitcrato to the lust degree. Taking the towns of Tarifa, San Roque, Los Harrlos, etc., tin re Is a population of nearly 120,000. For these Spain mantains seven small schools over this wide area. From that storm center of Hareolona tomes warning nfter warning. On every band a people, Ill-fed, Jll-hoiisnl. many of them that an Irishman would not house a pig in. .they are ready f'T rebellion, smouldering with the rage of ill-suppressed nnirehy and hate against a monarchy that finances Willi money nnd blood a war so senseless that the' last advices state it Is to bo abandoned, and execute Professor Ferrer, tho voice of progress nnd free dom. A monarchy that is silent Its people's cries cannot be bolstered up by a church? powerful though it be. Alfonso, young and irresponsible as he Is, knows the old proverb, vx populi; vox del "the voice of the peo ple Is the voice of God." "Oh" said the Yankees, "wo arc not going back. .Grunt says that all the iiieu ne Hi mis duck can cross em log." THE FALLING BAROMETER. The rich man was enjoying his first cruise on his new yucht. Suddenly tho captain came aft. He looked anxious. "What's the good news captain?" the owner asked. "The barometer Is falling rapidly," the skipper nervously answered. "You must have hunnr it on n loose nail," the owner pleasantly suggested. Cleveland Plain Dealer. SHOULDN'T LOOK RATTLED. "I took tea last, month with Colgate Iloyt," said n Chleagoan. "Mr. and Mrs. Njoy Rejjsh.; hasajd, "bought a fine C0-horsepower limousine. Their chauffer, taking them out for n trial spin, ran over an old woman, Noovo lleash uttered a cry of horror as I"' felt the cur Jolt. over tho old woman's form and he thrust a pale and per turbed 'face out of tho window. "Hut his wifo hastily pulled b"n back. "Don't look so rattled," nhe admen Ished him lira low, it rn voice. '"I" you want everybody to think this I our first automobile rith'?" VHY SHE STAYED AT THE FOOT. lblng upbraided by her mother r"r being the lowest In her class, Idt!'' Mabel exclaimed in tones of Injur I Innocence: "It ain't iny fault. Th" girl who has always been at the foot left school." The Delineator. A THEATRICAL PARADOX. "There Is one contradictory thi"K nctors stem to do." "What Is that?" "The longer they nre nt one stand. the more they consider It n run- Ualtlmore American. -