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Not each, bat something infinitely more valuable a great arUry of trade upon which Japan has cast covetous eyes tor a decade. 4 1 The Chinese EastraVallway. -' ' , L Xhice Japaa sticks her bayonet In that road. operates it with Japanese workers, "guards" it witf Japanese soldiers, she win rule all the rich trading section of Asia which It serve. -J That la the reason of the Japanese military party for continually disturbing the interna tional welkin with, loud walls about the Chi nese. Remember; it, when you hear the next outcry fromTokfo against the Chinese. I X- ST. a Ml INIt AUTMOO HCMC UCS MAMS ANCIENT OeCHV. , . OUkLCAftC IWMO DISINTERS THC UNLOVED CUSS. ' sewK! i ' Jioat be contented W a bouse on it with your lot until Bst Cuba'1 50-day moratorium anything to with that island's morals! , ; jUl, stein of Philadelphia says a wife tit SMSBt read the newspapers should be srtei '. . V -. M.t upholds ita repuUtion as a stern and jMstaend itate women must tell their exact gj tkirt before voting. I C,;, Tin Boston man who willed a fortune lo Sj gbi who jilted him insured one thing she fflsertr forget him now. nan's a bit of pathos in the news that 'jWH Bob" Evansk flagship was used as a Jpt by Yankee workmen. ajrttisb nobleman is to wed blacksmith's feejbur, which proves if nothing else that thdsatthi are not extinct, as reported... Charles M. Alexander. - Charles M. Alexander, who died In Birming ham,. England, had performed a-' kindly ser vice to his fellow men. He sang bis way into the affections of all sorts of people and he set multitudes singing. His 'smile was infectious, His words were stimulating. ' ; . But chief of his contributions to the spirit ual influences of his time was his prompting of thousands to buy, give away and read for themselves the new testament It is said that Mr. Alexander personally gave away in recent years testament to the value of 130,000, in cluding practically all of his fortune. Wher ever he went in his evangelistic work he en deared himself to a very large circle of people both in and outside of the churches. PiGAsrs buss wan. B'gosh, as sore as we're alive, ' . The old clock registers S:06f' Tis np to us to take a divs - ' Into this column. Pray dont disturb us while wo strtri The task is solemn. ' . . ,. .. -:,.. .. '. r: .$;; .- By that we mean as you must know The column is not solemn, though The bird who writes Is filled with woe. With grief and worry. Today some speed we've got to show We're in a harry. ; " ; ' . We might select some theme sublime And wind around it yards of rime; We might descant at length pon crime Or something chaste, sir. . But, really, we have not the time . x We write In haste, sir. We're using Bobby Burns' quaint style; Not that we hope to win a smile. But 'cause with it we show a pila Of speed. It's fun, sir,' To know that in a little while ' We shall be done, sir.. - - , 'J Here is the point: (now do not glow'r Nor look at us so doggone' sour! .We know this pome is shy on pow'r) The point is thin ; it's ' This: We must stop in just one hour And thirty minutes! . ' (baft Kg. - ' Goats are known to ' the public chiefly 'as' connoisseurs of tomato cans and odds and ends of tin roofs. They are familiar to the neighbors for their well developed scent But goats are really no fonder of tin ware than are cows. A coat is as particular about bis Qaestieas and Answers. Latest Twist of the "Bee" Busi ness I have been given a setting of wine bees from Panama. Have you any information . concerning this information, and is there more Frederic ; Hailarfo Letter af t ana). PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS. XXV. Their Resdfi. V Washtnatoa. - D. C. Oct- 18:- When on reviews the lone saccet- than one way of setting the bees?;sion of presidential elections in-the cow that ever came over the pike at the-psychological moment when one nas counted on driving by. Goats are much cheaper to maintain than cows, in proportion to the val ue of the milk they give. A fair to middling Nanny will produce, day in anf day out two quarts of the most wholesome milk, known to mrs r a Answer These so-called 7'bees," with various foreia-n countries' food as any names applied to lend an air of mys- THE question arises as to ' whether the, wort's great es' noospaper" is sincere in its ' advocacy of J. Ham Lewis' candidacy. The latest doubt is engendered by the following, ' f mm Trih eiiitoria.1 of vesterda v : "James j Hamilton Lewis, Democratic candidate for ! vovernnr of Illinois, has nut it finrer noon a ' ' 1 ' j vital point in the political situation." It is said that Harding, if he is elected, is I J- HAM. has been variously classified in pledged to the appointment of General Wood the past butever before, to ourknowledge, UHIsb Russell is speaking for Harding, m were great days of torchlight proces- tfeM, katds, banners, Roman candles, 'nevery ahf, wereift they, Lil? . ae secretary of war. The people who opposed the nomination of Wood tor the pres idency will advance the same reasons against his becom ing 9 member of the cabinet It would look like a concession to militarism, a word that toes not set well among the rank and file of the people of thisnation. Militarism is what got Germany into trouble. A young woman in New York is suing the Rapid Transit company for $10,000 for injuries suffered when she was squeezed in a subway door. Included in the bill of damages is men tion of a $200 Bird of. Paradise. And the chances are she was wearing half hose to keep down living expenses. SIXES FOB TSH. 0 melancholy Tombstone man, I will not beat around the bush. But rather, promptly call you down. Although a clever pen you push. The sentiment of old, sweet songs You must not. shall not rudely frush, 'As clattering herds of buffaloes Bruise and break down the tall bulrush. - (L'ENVOI). 1 do not mean a word I say. So you need neither flush nor blush. I'm simply adding to your stock Of words that end in uih or ush. ' A. M. S. Goats are practically immune to tuberculosis and to many other dis eases which prevail among dairy raws. TV English medical author ities asirt that most of the gland ular tuberculosis (tubercular lymph nodes in the neck formerly called "scrofula") in children is directly due to infection with bovine tuber culosis through the milk. In cities J where efficient public health admin- louaiiuu w purcnasea :t is general ly required that all herds from which milk to delivered in the city shall be tubeculln tested to auard against this danger. In cities where a penny-wise nound-foolish nolicv of entrusting public health to some doctor in his snare moments nre- vails, the milk is likely to harbor not only tubercle bacilli but many other disease producing germs which are - accountable for the shamefully high death rate among infants in the summer time. There are many families who are so situated that it would be quite possible to keep a goat Tbe milk is probably better from every point of view than any grade of cows' milk to be hid. not even excepting certified milk. It is a great boon 1 for a baby who is unfortunate enough to be fed on the bottle, in stead of being breast fed, as is the baby's birthright To have goat milk absolutely fresh, produced on your own premises, and handled in the careful cleanly .way it is likely to be hnadled by anyone interested in the baby's safety, is a priceless advantage, as many families have learned. " , tery. are wild or impure yeasts. If you wish to ferment something, yea should use the pure standard yeasts which are sold everywhere fer bak ing purposes. As soon as a strange name is attached to the "bees," a lot of buncombe about the medicin al effect of tbe fermented product becomes inevitable. Mr. Barnum was right u "' : Why Japan Shrieks.; s Japanese military -party has found an- pretext for military sjid economic' g- tgainst helnlesa China. ' Isesstly it was the false charge that the CttMtt had aided Trepetzin's red bandits in to massacre at Mkolayevsk, Russia, Siberia Wtthoat a shred of justice, hundreds of Chi- mn wen hnntured and ill-treated, in the hope targrinc something against them that would j China under obligations to Japan. The kubi Included the crews , of four Chinese nwr lanboats, held many months, sick and idivlni,' practically Incommunicado. Now Japan's militarists have seised di lr in Hunchun, Chinese Manchuria Somt M of trouble developed among the mixture Olnese, Korean, Japanese and mongrel el aula which inhabit this region. Tokio an- that several Japanese were killed, that . Even the St Louis Globe-Democrat one of the most steadfast Republican papers in the mraervest,--v1 chances ; with the , Thompson-Small combine, and to keep the state tree of ring domination by the election of James HamiUon Lewis. Fresh Air and ' Sunlight Are fresh air and sunlight as import ant in the cure of tuberculosis of the bone of the ankle as in the cure of lung tuberculosis? MRS." H. A. K. . Answer Yes. if not more so. Ten Years Wasted I have had rheumatism tor 14 yeurs. Ten years ago I quit drinking coffee and eat ing meat except white meat occa sionally, but I seem to get no bet ter. ... MRS.J. R. H. Answer I do not know why you gave up coffee and meat. These ar tides have no deleterious effect in any of the various conditions which masquerade as "rheumatism." From your letter I judge that you have permitted yourself to be misled by the purveyors of mere plausibility. Why not consult a competent phy sician and endeavor to learn, first what is the matter, and, second, whether the cause can be discover ed and remedied? Certainly "white" meat is no better or worse than meat of any other color for one with a joint disease, if that is your trouble. - A Lady Arrives We are farmers and frequently eat a nice piece of boiled ham. Now a lady comes and tells us it will cause cancer. It has set us against pork and we are afraid of it . MRS. C. L. R. Answer Well, ship me. all the lady condemns and I'll eat it and take chances about the alleged bad effects. Ham and pork are perfect ly wholesome. What's In A Name? (CotvtUfat. 1S1SW tr ia wkmtar Syadtoato., latt ' MILDRED 'i I MARSHLLj I B0XASKA. "Put your cross in the Republican circle and double cro8S"the League of Nations" is the Small campaign slogan. And double cross goee for the people, too, it flight be added, it tbey fall for the Thompson-Small bunk. Don't believe they'll do it , In New York a policeman has just married a society girl. In Chicago a member of the force has resigned to Join a legal firm, having studied law on the side. A copper's. lot Is not snch a hard one as It has been painted. It is up to the copper. IF there be any more "ushers" (no pun in tended) we shall be glad to hear from them. Our ballade was -defective in that four rime endings were the same. Alas! we always dia COvetjeuiTor leo lata to mend them.-- "VIRGINIA MINOR BECOMES BRIDE OF ROOSEVELT." New York Tribune. ' No, Angelina, no reference to the state of Virginia or the age of the bride is intended and the bridegroom is Robert B. Roosevelt. i Illustrating Ore "Vicious Circle.-' (Literary Digest of Sept 25). Mayor MacSwiney has attracted more attention than all - the other starving people of Europe. Toledo Blade. (The same, Oct. 16). Mayor MacSwiney has attracted more . attention than all the other starving people of Europe. Financial America. "HISS GERTRUDE HARTMAN. 523 - S. Sixth1 street, a daughter of " Jiegan a so ciety note in the Illinois State Register, and we stopped right there so that we might won der what poor Gertrude had done to be hissed. GOSH! It'a 4:45. We're 15 minutes late. R E. M'G. The most poetically symbolic name in all feminine nomenclature is Roxanna. ' Though not particu larly euphonious, it is, in its na tive tongue, the most exquisite nittsic. "ForHoxanna is really f Roschanav and means "dawn of day." It comes from the Persian where all the really lovely and un common feminine names arise. Through the Persian poets and writers it was brought to 'France. There it was less poetically called Roxane. Roxane and Statire,.as rival heroines of Racine, became proverbs in France for the stately or the languishing form of the tragedy dame. Roxane's connection WE DMILY SEEf STOMY 1 with the French drama straightway brought her to England where the name underwent Anglicization and appeared as Roxanna. ' In this country Roxanna is fre quently used, bat all too frequent ly, alas, it degenerates into Roxy. The tragedy of its history is the perishing of the original Persian Roschiana, which' is worthy of an individual niche in the history .of feminnie names, so redolent of poetry and music is it The lipis lazuli is Roxanna's talismanic gem. It will cure her of melancholy, drive away all her worries, and bring her happiness and laughter, according to an old prophecy. Wednesday is her lucky day and 4 her lucky number. Heart OTomc 1 MR. EI DL CHlc1 ELIZABETH THOMPSON UTI5IA BJLim If Elisabeth M. Lee. ffcerrtiht 120, by The Wheeler , Syndicate. Inc.) I bsn Suaan Mary Smith became !mm Mary Evans, or, as she pre . Mrs. Peter,, pretty neatly "Whtttl was changed, as well as aiBM. She had alwava t hou eh t Swill. . ..11 m now that they had come to -wranneld, she was not quite Z snout anything, for in West "M4 verything was different no friendly running over neighbors with a sample of ens had Just baked. Every 22 1ita proper, and the pro- jjjjwas beginning to pall on wmstm, there was Peter, al- were was dear Peter, but 2ttr of late had begun to JTrf He was preoccupied and rjt-atnded. and as long as she "? rounds that, of course, jj"ee manager of the biggest 7Hr' for mile ipnnml AM S2t w bet-minded. If he : worried, careworn ex- argued Susan Mary deter- wouldn't be working, Kim.-. V weren't working, he linking about what . M wn'd bring her. SWiU ,n for her- ehe thought on wtul day when i "a tlavinr Vot'. .k i. .k. D of work she patiently fL Sonin out the envelopes Ui Z 8iles. she had drooped oi pj.r with a scribblfof t-7 ln5 it She read it, b7v her worW t hlack- tt writing on the paper llj!JlaBrand." V VW whft MntJ T r . Wfv, sat down on the Jortabie edge of s chair and Md thought and the more kjnt the more certain she w7fLor.uP in Hinsville there ttaT V "e name of Brandt Wi ,"! ahters had gone With Kar Wk. -iTl k. ihaaia these days of anti-everything that soanded Ger man the family had dropped the1 obnoxious "t" and became plain Brand? And that girl her name began with L, she was sure. Lu cretia, Leonora what was it? "I'm p-p-positive it's Lavina," wailed Susan Mary, and with a sud den, fierce little gesture she tore the offending slip of paper in a hun dred pieces and flung them furious ly out of the window. "He can just clean his own desk," she thought tearfully, and started to close it when she saw another slip of paper under the blotter. Vicious ly she pulled it out and there, staring her in the face, was that same name, but the time, adding insult to injury. Peter had written it three times, the second time a lit tle neater than the nm, ana tne third done so carefully that it seem' ed that he must have lingered over the very writing of her name as it he loved it . For several moments Susan Mary stared at it and then, drawing her self up very straight; she- put the paper baek under the oiotter ana smiled the smile of the martyr- "He will never know how much I loved him." she told herself, not even knowing that sbe gloried la her tribulation. "I'll just - see how things go, and then he wiuee!" Things "went"- an ngnt. ana went so horribly that Susan Mary nearly gave up. .For everywhere she went, it seemed, that awful name confronted her. One morn ing a bit of paper fell out of Peter's coat pocket as he pnaea out nis handkerchief, and Susan Mary, picking it up, inquired innocently aa to what it was, knowing per fectly well that it was "That Name." -.w.".1 . ' With an expression almost guilty Peter snatched it and crammed it back in his Docket, hurriedly tell isg Susan Mary that It was noth ing at all and it was .very late and he must hurry or he would miss the car. That was the morning that h dida't ven hiss her goodby, and Susan Mary wandered around doing-! her housework wwa tne genera feeling' that women have sued for divorce for less than ehe had stood. The climax came that afternoon whea Fetor caJlot v MA tou that he was bringing Mr.. Grayson , to supper. Mr. Grayson was the manager, and Peter worshipped him from afar. How he had ever prevailed upon this divinity to come home' to supper was more than Susan Mary could understand, but in spite of the fact that Susan- Mary was thinking very seriously of go ing to a lawyer, she prepared a supper- of which anyone would be proud, and wore the dress she knew Peter liked best. Of course everything went beau tifully. Susan Mary was too proud to let Mr. Grayson know that there had been any suspicion of coldness between Peter and herself, and she was honey-sweet to both the men. Peter was a hit pussled, for the at mosphere of, late had' been decid edly frigid, and, man-like, be put the crowning touch upon it all. As Mr. Grayson . was leaving Peter went out to the hall with him, and stood talking in 'a low voice, but not quite so low but. what Susan Mary could hear the manager's voice. ,'. And Lavina Brand?" And then Peter's voice, worried, hasty "For heaven's sake my wife doesnt know anything about that!" Quite- convinced that her hear' was broken, 8usan Mary still bided her time, for . she was determined that he should never be able to say that she didn't give him a chance to redeem himself. And another aw ful week dragged by and Susan Mary had come to the point where she didn't care whether he kissed her or not, when at last It hap pened: - She had become quite, resigned to the bits of papery floating around everywhere, and- she was really Very calm and cool and collected when Peter called her up and told her that he was bringing Lavinia Brand home that evening. . "Yea, I remember her," said Su san Mary sweetly, and was reward ed by a burst of laughter from the other end. and "Oh, Lord! Yon remember her?" and then the re ceiver clicked aggravatlngly and ahe was left, furious, trembling. helpless, and frightfully sorry for herseir - -Rut Peter came alone! No sleek tbiooA-hatred. Teatooic aypearing girl accompanied him up the grav elled walk as he came, whistling for the first time in several weeks. Only he carried a small bundle. which he waved at her as she stood on the piazza, and then, wondering at the exultation in his face, she felt herself picked up bodily in his asms, and heard only a confused "Darling! Lavinia Brand success fortune's made " before she had sense enough k disengage herself and demand hysterically what it all meant. "Here's what it means!" cried Peter joyously, waving the package again, and when at last they were safely indoor be opened it, talking all the while. "You see, Grayson wanted some, other line besides Just bread and rolls, and I sent up to mother for that recipe for crullers she used to make you know, dear? and when ahe sent it back, and they enlarged it, we had to have some kind of a name' for them, and because it was she. who did it I took her name, and we called them Lavinia Brand ybu know her name is Lavinia. And we were scared; stiff that the other chaps would get j hold of it somehow, and we bad ' to keep it such a secret. I couldn't even tell you about it, and I've been so darned worried." Susan Mary flung her arms around his neck and hid her face on his shoulder. "Oh, Peter," -she cried, "to think that I was jealous of her!" , ' But later, when the atmosphere had cleared, and when the supper table seemed less like an Eskimo igloo than it had for weeks, Susan Mary still could not help a certain satisfaction, foolish, perhaps, but none the less feminine, in the fact that she .was actually eating La vinia Brand. Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am a dan. Since he says your fiance can young fellow 19 years old and am? be cured, you have a great deal to going with a Catholic girl. I am a j be thankful for. It seems to me Protestant A lot of my Protestant I that you will be happier in the end friends advise me not to marry her. ! if he spends a few months or a which I contemplate doing in the; year getting well and you busy near future. I love her dearly and j yourself during that time with your I know she loves me. It would sure make me feel bad to have to give her up. Would you please advise through your columns what I should do? Thanking you sincere ly, B.O.P. My dear young . fellow, I only wish I could advise you. Yours is a problem that has troubled many, many yonng men and women. But it is a matter yon must decide tor yourself, or between you and your wife-to-be. It has proven that mar riages between Protestants and Catholics, where each remained in his own faith, have many times proved sad attain. It Is best to decide this matter between you be fore you marry than to have it come up afterward and cause un happiness. Go to your minister and to hers as well for advice, if you are not able to decide the prob lem for yourself. ' And I wish you happiness. . . " ' Dear Mrs. Thompson: I have been keeping company with a cer tain young man for two years. For tbe last year we have been engaged and during that time both of us have worked hard planning our future together. I have bought -. 1. i i j - ; a prefix uncus, neaamg ana pievn ul j silver for our home, while he has1 been saving to build. . We already have our lot bought and quite a little to pay for the building. Lately my fiance has not been welL He worked so much overtime that we thought he only needed rest He stopped his overtime work and spent only eight hours a day at the office. He still felt so tired, however, that he went to a doctor. The doctor saya that he is tubercu lar. " '" ; ' You haven't any idea how we feeL We expected to be starried at Thanksgiving time, stay in a fur nished apartment for a few months and in the spring build. - - fh doctor says that any nance can be cored, but he advises'us not As secretary of .the North Caro-lto marry. It will break my heart Una Good Roads association. Miss not to do so and I feel that it Is my H. M. Berry baa delivered public duty to stand by the man I love., addresses throughout the state in j . What woald you advise? behalf of the movement 'or im-i "' - MARGARBT. - aroea Wghwaya. - -i ; rollow the adttos at thaahyaV The Isabella Thoburn college, in Lucknow, India, the first Christian college for women in Asia, has re cently celebrated, its golden Jubilee anniversary. ' . . work, continuing your prepare' tions for a little home of your own. If you and he married he would feel great responsibilities, from which he will be relieved if you re main single. I Both of you must keep from t worrying. - Tuberculosis can be cured, and you must have faith that it will be in this case. - Dear Mrs. Thompson: Please tell me if it is right for a young girl to let a man kiss her. I have friend who wants to kiss me all the time- he is with me, but never tells me that he loves me. I dont believe he does love me, because he doesn't give me candy and flow ers like other boys give their sweethearts and he never takes me out, but he always wants to kiss me when he comes to see me. What do you advise me to do? ANXIOUS. It is not right to let the young man kiss you. I have given the save answer to thousands of ques tions similar to yours, and . will probably be asked the same ques tion as long as the column is con ducted. Tell him he cannot kiss ypu and see that he respects your word. Bob" Your two most inter- United States, considers the meth ods, manners and emotions of them, and the types of men they have thrown into the highest office, a few facts stand out sharp and unmis takable. -It is clear, for example, that our presidents have been of two types. Many of them, and perhaps most of them, have been commonplace poli ticians largely because of their negative qualities. A few of them have been men of marked personal ity and intellect, and those always seem to have arrived either by acci dent or by reason of the fact that their unusual qualities were not known. If we get a president of large caliber it is not because of the system by which he is chosen, but in spite of it. . Until tbe time of Andrew Jack son we were ruled by an aristoc racy. ' The men who won the revo lution and founded the nation did not believe in the capacity of the people to rule. They believed In s strong central government admin istered by men of brains and con science, in tbe interests of all ! classes. Washington. Adams and JeffersOn were notable examples of this type of man. They were all men who had personality and abil ity, and who were chosen by tbeir peers for that reason. j season was the nrst or our politician-presidents. He was nomi nated by a sort of outlaw popular convention and elected by an im mense popular vote; to the distress and amazement of tbe old aristo cratic clique. Jackson, as it hap- penea, was also a man of personal ity and brains, but be was a man of the people, full of personal and par tisan prejudices and animosities. He was the father of practical poli ties as we knew it, of the spoils sys tem and of the political machine. Alter his death the machine he created fell Into less able hands, other machines were built to com bat it, and the merry game was on. Tbe Jackson Revolatioa. Jackson;- a strong man, had snatched the power away from the aristocratic clique, and, theoretic ally, he had put it in the hands of all the people. But practically be had created a system by which weak and unscrupulous men could wield that power. Bosses and demagogues began springing up all over the country. Never great men ana seldom gooa men, their one great desire was to place in office men wno were not any stronger man tney. Hence came our politi cal conventions, carefully managed from behind the scenes, at which the politicians strive mightily, and usually witn success, to nominate men who they can manage after election. ; ' . . . - .-.-, Occastonfrfy they 'imake a mis take. Lincoln was such a mistake. His reputation before he was elect ed was that of a shrewd country politician. He had played practical politics with skill, and had been a staunch party man. He had shown himself amenable to party disci pline and had not announced any radical or original -views on any-, thing. He was chosen by the poli ticians at a convention in direct de fiance of popular will, because the politicians believed he was "safe." After he got into office Lincoln displayed several qualities which no one had suspected him of pos sessing. He developed a fine con science, for one thing, which hesi tated to -make - compromises with expediency. For another thing, he showed a far-reaching sympathy which extended even to bis worst, enemies; ana unlike most presi dents he developed no symptoms of big-head. He was not carried away by Sunbition or by any conviction that be was an inspired superman. As a result, a tremendous opposi tion tf him among the politicians developed, and he was elected for the second time in the face of that opposition, largely because of a vic tory ii the field which came at the crucial monent. What Cleveland Did. Cleveland, another man- of un doubted ability, was also chosen under the misapprehension that he was a small man.' He also aroused 1 , sn opposition which finally destroy ed his influence., Roosevelt, a matt far less' stable and. clear-sighted, than either of the-other tw bat a bora leader none the less, suc ceeded to the presidency by accJ-"-dent Other cases will readliyang- . geet themselves to -the readers of this series. Never has a superior man been deliberately chosen tot the presidency by the political pow- ers-that-be. .-' . Another fact which seems pretty; clear is that these tew superior , s men - who hsve slipped through ta gaps ia the "political fence, have v been ' largely responsible for the constructive measures which have kept the poltical machinery work ing. It would take the space of a beak to consider this question ade- quately, and no doubt many excep tions would be found to the above statement, yet it seems in general . to be borne out by this brief review of American polities. If you will ; consider the administrations of the typical machtee-made presidents, who were chosen by tbe politicians -and for the politicians, you will ob serve that they usually bore one of two characters. If such a president -is in harmony with bis congress, It usually proceeds to enact a mass ; of partisan legislation, tbe product of many compromises among con tending interests and without any clear direction or consistency, v Such administrations produce the enormous pork barrel bills for pen sions and rivers and harbors. Snch administrations produce our worst ' and most unworkable tariff and taxation bills. Few constructive , measures of lasting merit can be traced to them. Strong Men Old the Work. -Every man of personality, cour age and intelligence who has held.,, the presidency, on the' other hand, - nas done-something of permanent i. value. Without the fortunate acci dents which bring such men to power, it is hard to see how the national machinery would have; been kept running, much less howi any progress would have been made. Lincoln abolished slavery and made the union a permanent' thing undoubtedly the two great achievements' of any president What would have happened If Mc Clellan or Traddus Stevens had landed in the presidential chair at the Civil war period? . Cleveland set his face against the spoils system, despite the in evitable los sof popularity which followed such action, and almost got writers' cramp vetoing pension bills. He saw the fallacy of bime tallism, as everyone sees it now, and stood for the gold standard when to do so was political suicide. No politician-president could pos- ; siniy nave aone either. Roosevelt ereatetd the national ' forests, and initiated the policy of conserving and developing natural resources by federal action. The absolute need for this policy seems now to be admitted by every fair- ' minded student and it awaits only a strong man to carry it much farther. Roosevelt may be said also to have dug the Panama canal, and to'Tiave given the United States a stronger and better standing in the world ofinternationl affairs. -President Hayes, who ended the barbarities of Grant's "reconstruc tion" policy in tbe south, should perhaps also be given a place among the presidents who really served the country. None of these men, it Is true, wholly succeeded. None of them can be said to have emerged tri umphant. One was killed, another defeated, another met with an im plicabie opposition, which made the completion of hi3 work impossible, and a fourth was turned aside by personal ambition. Yet every one of them gave the nation something of unmistakable value, or savod 11 from some disaster. It seems as though tbe task or being president is too big even for the biggest mea we can produce. Yet it seems clear, also, that the American government is unworkable without a genuine leader at its head. For the average man, a strong president whatever his faults, is better than a weak one, whatever his negative virtues. Argus Information Bureau esting letters reached me. It is not possible to give them the space they deserve in my already crowded column. Even when you do not hear from me I want you to know that I welcome your letters. I am glad your trip was such a success. The camping out part appealed to me especially. , " Dear Mrs. Thompson: Will you nlease tell ma. whether or not gaso line will hurt rubber gloves? AlsoM how do yon clean them? - M. A. Gasoline will not injure rubber gloves. Clean them by washing, them ia soap and water. '; Dear Mrs. Thompson: I am con fined in the house with a sprained ankle. A friend of mine in another (Aar Mdar eaa fat Om taewer to ear eonline by wrlttaf Tto utv Infa ' Utm Bantu. .Fraderie i. HHfeia. Diraclot. WMbinftoa. D. C. !im luil bum w4 iMw and caelSM two-wH itaao for mtun po.U(. B brie,'. All laquinu ut (wiMmliil. lb. rapilaa nans dtnn la each ladmauaL JSo auauuea wui u paid to aooQjmoiM latlmt. - Q. What is the number of can- the offense might lose you your die-power hours in a kilowatt of citizenship as well as mean one electricity?. W. H. a. . ! year imprisonment in the state A. The bureau of standards says prison. It is suggested that yon that the common tungsten (or take the revolver to your nearest Mazda) lamps now in use ajl take army recruiting station, stating about one watt of power per can- j how you obtained it and in this way die; consequently one kilowatt-1 you will avoid any penalty in case hour gives about 1,000 candle-j you 'were found with it in your hours. The exact amount depends , possession. on the size of the lamps used, forj Q. What can be done with the the larger lamps are more efficient skimmings from sugar cane syrup? than the smaller ones; the 100-jF. B. T. watt gas-filled lamp is supposed to i A. Some syrup makers allow give exactly one candle per "watt! the skimmings to settle for 24 while the largest end smallest; hours, drawing off the clear juice sizes in common use run 30 to 40 j and boiling it over with fresh per cent above and below this in! juice. Care must be taken that the efficiency. i receptables are thoroughly clean Q. What part of the country's i that skimmings will not sour exports, are manufactured prod-j rapidly. Some farmers feed all acts? C. N. D. - skimmings while resb to hogs. If sua is Deing nnea while boiling ers form 52 per cent of United syrup, a good utilization of tbe States exports. Probably the total .skimmings might be to work them value of snch exports will reach in with the silage while fresh, the sum of $4,000,000,000 in com-1 H Who is the author of the pari sen with a little more than 'lines "Count that day lost whose $l,00a.000,000 in 1114. " . .;low descending fun views from thy Q. I hsve an Army Colt 45 Auto- nana no worthy action doner C matte that I found about a year W. S. ago on the seat of my automobile.' - A. According to authorities on Am I violating a law in keeping it? Quotations, the author of this is It so whst shall I do with it? R. unknown. J. B. - - : 0- What per eent or the passea- A. The war department says ler automobiles purchased are that if yoa have an army revolver i nsed for pleasure only? W. S. J. in your possession, no matter howl A.. The National Antnmnhiu town sent me flowers. Should I it came into your possession, yon Chamber of Commerce sava that write and thank him or wait until - could be accused of possessing survey taken shows that only 10 I ,ses him ? . . . . - MAY., government property without any.per eent of passenger automobiles Wrlto aad thank him at once. . ; goraraiaaslloaass for sose aod ere osed only for readUon.