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THE CEREDO ADVANCE.
T. T. McDOUGAL, Publisher. CEREDO. . - WEST VIRGINIA Airships and War. Eighty years ago Tennyson wrote of "the nations' airy navies grappling In the central blue,” and even the poet, in a prophecy cf aerial battle ships, placed the time of their build ing in "the future, far as human eye could see." No such battleships have yot been constructed, but the art of building directablo balloons lias made such progress that they do not seem so fantastically Impossible as a few years ago. Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Campbell of the British navy re marked In the spring of 1906 that air fleets might eventually displace water fleets, and Alexander Graham Bell said in the spring of this year that "only very few know how near Ameri ca is right now to . . . the construction k J/Aelcal aerial battleship. Count Zeppelin, a German aeronaut, success fully sailed about the Lake of Con stance in September, and remained in the air four hours. His balloon has been bought by the German govern m?nt- Early in October the British Wk»\department made a public test of a new steerable balloon, keeping it afloat and under control for two hours. On October 21 there was an interna tional balloon race, starting from St. lx>uls. The controllability of balloons, properly equipped with motors, is *>ow so evident that war experts are suggesting new methods in warfare, aayB the Youth s Companion. It will bo no longer possible to surprise an enemy by forced marches. The bal loonist, reconnoitering in the sky, can keep his general informed of the whereabouts of an attacking force on •ea or on land. A French balloonist • few weeks ago discovered a Moor ish army encamped in the hills sev eral miles from Casablanca, and en abled the Europeans to surprise and rout the semi-civilized tribesmen so completely as to lead them to sue for peace. Up In the Air. With the Increase in ballooning there looms up a danger that will fe&ve to be guarded against as fully as Any other that comes up with a new method of transportation. The owner of a building ha6 a right to the air above and the earth beneath his pos session, and if an aerial ship lingers over his habitation or his business block It is apparently guilty of tres pass, and this may bring its navigator Into the courts to pay the penalty for bis Invasion. If he throws out hullast and injures property there is just as much reason why he should be sued for damages as if ho had committed the act on terra firnia. He might top ple over a chimney and cause loss of life, and he might do many other things that would cause serious dam age during his flight through the air. Unfortunately, says Uoaton lludget. It would not always be easy to identify the reckless navigator of the windy way. He would be a good deal like the unprincipled automobilist who. after causing a fatal or other acci dent, seeks safety from prosecution in flight. Fresh inventions are seldom an unmixed blessing, and wo cannot wven rise heavenward without being •reminded that there are people below us that need to be protected. \ learned Daniel come to judpme* In Newark has given two decisions in higftiy important cases of domestic peac* which should be historic. In a case brforo -him where a wife com plained of her husband the New Jer •ey Solomon decided that, while it may be th* duty of the husband to wash the family dishes under certain circumstance* lie is relieved from that duty when, wvh sinister design, the dishes are pilfd up from meal to meal upon him. He alj»o decided that when a husband kept onJy one dollar a week out of his wages tor spending uoney his wife is noi justified, eithei nor Ally or financially, n suspecting aim of leading a double iife. Kven mir dignified judiciary f*. s contrives to get a little fun out of daily life The German emperor made a pica*, ant little speech to London newspaper men who presented him wfth an ad dresf*. He alluded to the fact that the press has great Influence and can do much to promote the peace of nations. There was nothing especially original In that statement, bat it is of Interest as a recognition on the jart of one of the foremost of the crowned heads of Europe of the place which journalism bolds In the modern world. It shows the emperor to be a progressive and tactful monarch. The more commonly accept**] signs at the quality of the coming winter •re conflicting. Tho squirrels were •ever busier gathering In food for a long and severe siege. The goor* t*one seems to confirm this p^opnecy, while the beavers are not fitting up thetr i«ests as If they anticipated any discomfort from their Improvidence tm view of thesfc contradictory tokens •t what is ahead perhaps It may be fell to consult the money market -In betoken? a rather severe tpsli STABILITY IN CUBA . DUTY OF THE UNITED STATES SEEMS PLAIN. Present Able Administration of Gov ernor Magoon Must Be Con tinued Until Conditions No Longer Require It. * It will be remembered that the visit of Secretary Taft to Cuba in the spring resulted in the putting forth of a program for future action which sat isfied all parties Mini dissipated the fog of suspicion and distrust Having intervened In the Island at a critical Juncture, it was. of course. Impossible for the l'uited States to wind up its receivership without laying fresh foundations for a stable native govern ment. A repetition of I'alma's experi ence, every body realized, would doubt less prove fatal to Cuba’s independ ence. Accordingly Secretary Taft, after patient inquiry ami tree con sultation of all parties, announced the following gradual course of proced ure: A careful, honest census In volving a fair registration of all Cuban voters; municipal and provincial elec tions after a reasonable interval for purposes of preparation and organiza tion; the presidential and congression al elections after another short inter val, and, as the last step, the with drawal of the American forces. There lias been no change in this program and, apparently, no occasion for any change. Gov. Magoon has given Cuba an able and efficient ad ministration, and no element lias had cause for complaint except the bandits and criminal vagrants, who at one time displayed exceptional boldness and rendered it necessary for the American governor to adopt severe measures against brigandage, whether under its own name or iu that of "politics.” i no enumeration nan been com pleted and the tabulation of the re turns is now in progress. In a few weeks the time will be ripe for the second step—municipal and provin cial elections. Order and honesty in these will make the final task simple and easy for the United States. Un fortunately some impatient politicians are already beginning to agitate for an immediate termination of the American “occupation" or receiver ship. Of the four parties that now ex ist In the island three are willing to trust the United States and to post pone the elections for a year or so, if necessary, to Increase the chances of future stability and harmony. The fourth party is impatient and restless, however, and in Cuba it is easy to stir up discontent and trouble. Sensible Cubans under dnnd that no 1 delay for the sake or delay will ho favored by the American authorities.1 rhey are ready to retire at anv mo ment. but is Cuba ready? If any de lay should occur it would l»e due en tirely to the needs and interests of Cuba herself. A Pretty Good System. I)o< s any sensible person believe that had the Dernrieracy been In con trol of the White Mouse, with the ac companying business depression and in dustrial paralysis, it would have been possible within two or three days to have stayed what threatened to he corne a financial panic? The talk that the surplus in the trea.urv. which was so handy a few da; ;o. has been "drained from the people by a fals* financial system.’' is all bosh. A system that gives the American workingman the highest wages of anv class of laborers on earth, and at the same time accumulates a surplus good I for any emergency, may not be ad- < mired by the speculator who deals in European novelties, but It is a pretty good thing for the people of *he United State*. Scranton Tribune Did Mr. Ftryan rovlv open Ills hand for just one peep Ml the nouvroatlon wrhen he made that appeal it> Demo crats for harmony? : ASYLUM SUPERANNUATED CANDIDATES ,.—__ RECORD TO BE PROUD OF. Excellent Work Done by the Depart ment of Agriculture. How ran any country hr hard up whose farms In the last nine year* have produced fifty-three thousand millions of dollars' worth of crops? No wonder that the report of the secretary of agriculture is full of thanksgiving flavor and that he is un affected by causes for gloom that work on other men. The value of the farm products for 1907 is nearly seven and oue-balf billions of dollars; 10 per cent, above that of 190(1. when all rec ords of crops were broken; 25 per cent, over 1903. and 57 per cent, over 1899. Much of the credit for this extraor dinary growth belongs to Secretary Wilson and his associates, for (hey have extended the area of arable ground through their researches. As an instance, more than 3.000.000 acres of land that used to be considered valueless, "the home of the cactus and the prairie dog." are now produc ing $30,000,000 worth of crops every year, and these crops are directly due to Secretary Wilson, who im ported the Mediterranean durum wheats at a first cost or $10,000 and saw that they were planted there. Irri gation farming, due wholly to the de partment. will this year sell crops for not less than $250,000,000. which is not contemptible, in view of the fact that the department of agriculture costs only about $15,000,000 a year. ^ et the work of the department is bv no menus on such a scale as the natural resources of the country war tanf and will one day make possible. Surveyors declare that not one half the farms of the country—420,000.000 acres, to lie exact—ran be classed hr improved land, and only one-third, or 290,000.000 acres. Ih fruitful. Many > ears will pass before all this ground Is put under cultivation, but (lie time "ill come when it will lie producing abundant crops and supporting him dreds of millions of human being*. Suggests Tariff Commission. Senator Beveridge tins raised his voice Tor revision of the tariff through a non-partisan expert commission. A largo part of the country will agree with President Roosevelt that it will not he judicious to attempt a general revision of the tariff during Hits ses sion of congress, says the Pittsburg Dispatch. The lenders on the Repub lican side have, by common consent, postponed such action until after the presidential election next. year. As such revision is hardly possible during tin* short session of congress it must lie postponed until the first session of the Sixty first congress, if It 1b to he made in the'usual way and with the usual political debates. I hero is. however, no such reason for refusing to consider the plan of revision by an expert commission. Tills Idea is based on the principle that politieal revision should never be made, and that the tariff is not a legitimate subject for political con troversy. The people have derided In repeated campaigns that the tariff should lie protective to the extent of covering Hie difference in labor cost In the production of anv article here and abroad A vast majority of alt the people believe firmly In this principle So much being settled ns a matter of politics, the application should l»o made through non partisan experts. I lie point is that If a commission should he created bv this session of congress If could be ready to re|*ort necessary changes in schedules to the next session, after the presidential election. Mr llrvan savs that Roosevelt has stolen his ideas, and Torn Watson savs that Pryan. Roosevelt. La Toilette. Folk and Hoke Smith have stolen his. We are of the opinion that Hoke Smith could prove an alibi As to some of the other gentlemen encased In these larcenous proceedings, it must he admitted that when Mr Roosevelt looted Mr. firvan's tdea box he did it with rare dlscrrminatlon Probably If is not so much what he took as what he left behind that both ers the Peerless Ope. At Break of Day As pallid morning gleamed across the sky 1 saw your figure on the windy crest; Between the low dawn and the shad* owy west Tour Hitting foot and duslry cloak went by; Boa**- errand sweet of blessed charity IDjf led you forth while other* took -'•Their rest. To start the ground-bird from her drowsy nest. Where, blanched with dews, the sloping meadows lie. Then first a red ray pierced the curtained pole; Then flashed h broad beam up the glim mering bight; ' Then rose tne sun. as never yet rose he! Bo love, all glorious, shook my tardy soul,— The veil of doubt dissolved in blissful light. And Jealous heaven gave you up to me! —Dora Head (joodale. MIDSUMMER MADNESS ■ - By ELIZABETH PORTER (Copyright, by Dally Story Pub. Co.) 1. The soft alluring strains of the Hun garian orchestra, the sounds of many voices and laughter wore In the air. The shadowy terrace of the Country club, the moonlight flickering through the trees, the perfume of many blos soms, an atmosphere charged with that strange force that intoxicates the soul—and two people, too absorbed in each other to more than feel the beauty of the night. “Just one minute more, Cyril; they will rnisa me. You see the mood he is in to-night. I think he is beginning to suspect me. 1 dare not linger; I must return.” “Ah, my darling, I cannot let you go. These stolen moments are all too short. Kiss me just once again, be loved.” He held her yielding form in wild embrace, kissing her not once, but many times. The influence of the night was upon them both. “Why do we part, Edytha, darling?” he whispered. ‘‘Let us leave it all, and together we will find a land of sunshine and love, where you will be mine forever. Come, beloved, I cannot live without you. We will sail to-mor row and life will Just begin.” Her form trembled. “If it were only possible, dear one; but 1 am afraid. 1 cannot break conventions, I do not dare. But,” her voice hardened, “I am only his chattel. He bought me with his money, he cares for nothing but to exhibit me as he does his horses. He doesn't even desire my love, only to possess me. 1 have a right to happiness. I will go. But take me at once, Cyril, do not let me think.” Only the moon saw the white strained face of Cyril Hamilton. Thla was love Indeed, but the price—ah, the price. Quickly the white pure face of his wife, the laughter of his children flashed through his mind. He was not a bad man, but quite mad. The seductive form and voice of the wom an io his arms dispelled all thought of duty. Grasping her roughly in his excitement, he spoke rapidly in a tense whisper: “Edytha, my own, you know not what this means to me. I lay my honor at your feet, with you in my arms all else is forgotten. I will engage passage for to-morrow night. Meet me at the dock to-morrow evening at eight. I will arrange everything. I must leave you now, my darling; I cannot go in again. Good-by until to morrow, and then, oh, beloved, no more good-byes.” He disappeared in the shrubbery and she. shivering slightly, turned and entered the lighted rooms. II. ne nearu Drought a chill or forebod ing. "Excuse me. Mr. Hamilton, sir?" "Yes, yes, what is I .? I’ve no time to lose,” he said Impa .cntly. “I’m Mrs. Leslie's chauffeur, sir. She sent me with this note. She said as you'd be here and that there was no answer, sir. Thank you, sir” Touching his hat. he was lost in the fast thickening crowd. Trembling, Cyril tore open the ote. Yes. it was the familiar handwritl. •?, but it brought not the thr 11 of joy that It was w’ont to do. Instead a hand as If of Ice clutched his heart. Lean ing against the paling, he read: “DeareBt Cyril: I know you will be disappointed in me, but on think ing it over. I really couldn’t. I haven’t the courage, dear, and even your love could not make up to me all that I would lose by such a step. Besides Bradford has done something really decent. A beautiful set of pearls this morning, our anniversary, you know, and Palm Beach this win ter, he say8, and that has been the dream of my life. So really, my dear, even Bradford I.»eslie can be endured under such circumstances. When you come to think It over and settle down to your work and domestic bliss again, you will see that I have acted for the best, and we can set our little afTalr down to a short fit of midsummer madness. As ever and always, “EDYTHA LESLIE.” IV. Clipping from the Morning Herald; SUICIDE OF CYRIL HAMILTON. Throws Ilimtelf from the C. 9. & I. Dock. In a fit of temporary lnsanity.it is supposed, Cyril Hamilton, the well known portrait painter, threw himseir from the C. B. & I. dock last evening, just as the Oriana was leaving on her return trip. He was drawn under in the rush of the water and all efforts to save him proved fruitless. His body was not recovered until this morning. He had been In his usua? good health, but seemed preovupiec* after spending some time in writing a letter at his club. He refused an Invitation to dine there and took a cab to the docks about seven o'clock. The reporter who carried the sad news to his wife found her in a strange state of prostration and it. was with difficulty that he made her un derstand the calamity which had be fallen her. Mr. Hamilton was a de voted husband and father, and his loss in the height of his career will be a terrible blow to his family. WAS PRESIDENT FOR A DAY. David Atchison Held That Office for Twenty-Four Hours. Many persons have been thrown Into confusion by an anxious inquirer who wants to know "what man was presi dent of the ( nited States for one day, and signed one document?” This Is not surprising, for the ©vent was one of ante-bellum times nnd has dropped out of sight in the excitements of the later period. The man referred to was David Hire Atchison, whose name would he almost unknown to the av erago American of to-day hut for the fact that it is preserved by the city of Atchison. Kan., which, with the county in which It is situated, was named in his honor. Atchison was a Kentuckian by birth nnd a lawyer bv profession, lie went to Missouri when a young man and rose to some prominence in the law. in 1X41 he wns appointed to the na tional senate to fill a vacancy, on the theory, it was said, that he could eas ily he displaced by other aspirants, hut he was elected for a full term in 1X43, and reelected in 1X13. in the senate he was popular, and was elect ed pro tempore for two terms 184* 1813 nnd 1852-1854. During the former term Zachary Taylor was elected president and Mil lard Fllmore vice president. Marrh 4. 1843. fell on Sunday, and in conse quence they were not Inaugurated un til March 5, and In this Interim of one day Atchison was virtually president, as the constitution makes no provision for the executive holding over. Report Gold Discovery, News of a discovery of gold in an unnamed branch of the Findlay river, in I’rltlsh Columbia, was recently brought by mounted police to Van couver. It is reported that J^ree coarse nugget gold, $100 to t|^Kan has been extracted. From Cyril Hamilton to Mrs. Cyril Hamilton: "The Painters’ Club: It is due you. dear Margaret, that I leave you some word of what I have done. The pa pers will have it in a day or two, and I am still man enough to spare you that. When this reaches you. Marga ret, I will, according to the world, have dragged my honor and yours to the dust, for I am going < away and not alone. I have never been to you wbat 1 ought. Margaret, but believe me, I have tried, tried harder than you may think, but I have failed My honor and my career have inwant much to tne. more than to most men. but I can no longer control that wild impelling force that bids me take her and seek that happiness of which you in your cairn, cool ma ture could never dream. You will never see me ai/aln, so forget me. I do not ask forgiveness, for with her nothing else matters, and even the love 1 bear my children cannot hold me now. For the last time.—Cyril." III. The hurrying crowd, the noise and confusion which attends the sail ing of a large steamer were as noth ing to a white faced, eager-looking man. who. apparently waiting for some one. scanned anxiously the faces of the passengers alighting from each carriage, cab or motor as each de posited its load Some singly, some In groups, faces gay or sad. all full of the excitement o. the coming Journey, he was oblivious to them all after one first searching glance. Impatiently loosing at his watch for the hundredth time, and nervously not ing the lateness of the hour, Cyril’s face grew whiter as he choked hack a half sob more of anxiety than of apprehension. He turned suddenly at a soft touch on hls arm. "My daillng. at last, I—” but he stopped bhort. The voice GREAT SCHEME. "Are you still troubled by youy neighbor's chickens?'* asked one man of another. "Not a bit,” was the answer. "They are kept shut up now.” “How did you manage It?" "Why. every night I put a lot of egRs In the grass very carefully, and every morning, when my neighbor waa looking, I went out and brought them La.”_ thought child would die. Whole Body Covered with Cuban !tcf» —Cuticura Remedies Cured at Cost of Seventy-Five Cents. “My little boy, when only an Infant of three months, caught the Cuban Itch. Sores broke out from bis head to the bottom of bis feet He would itch and claw himself and cry all the time. He could not sleep day or night, and a light dress is all he could wear. I called one of our best doctors to treat him, but he seemed to get worse. He suffered so terribly that my hus band said he believed he would have to die. I had almost given up hope when a lady friend told me to try the Cuticura Remedies. I used the Cuti cura Soap and applied the Cuticura Ointment and he at once fell fc-to a sleep, and he slept with ease for the first time since two months. \fter three applications the sores began to dry up. and in Just two weeks from the day I commenced to use the Cuticura Remedies my baby was entirely well. The treatment only cost 75c, and I would have gladly paid $100 If frcould not have got it cheaper. I safe in saying that the Remedies saved his life He of flvs years. Mrs. Zana Mllle^^milon City. R. F. D. No. 1, Branch Co./'Mjch., May; 17. 1906.” -- X What Are We Coming To? V. "Is the room disinfected?” x “Yes, mother, and I have sterilized the curtains, deodorized the furniture. Beptlcized all the fixtures, vaporized the air, washed my lips in an antisep tic solution and—” “Have you septicized the mistle toe?” "Thoroughly, mother; everything Is done. Arthur is waiting now in tb® hydrogen room.” "Then you may go In and let him kiss you, dear."—Lippincott’s. $100 Reward, $100. 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