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CORD. VOL. 8. KENNA, CHAVES COUNTY NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1914. NO. 2. Events of Interest from the Seat 6f Government, BY J E. JONES. Territorial Expansion and Development. When Secretary William II. Seward purchased Alaska for tlm counliy. he carried his prop -usition through Conf-itsiS with' Mhe aid cf Charles Sumner, the fgreat Massachusetts statesman, Itvhn fi .retold with exact nicety in a prophetic speech, of . the material riches of Alaska. A Iortft its frozen trails the wealth of an en pi re has already hewn totd into civiiizatii )i, T h e United States owns the groat c:oal Golds of Ala ka, and -to df velop ai d protect, what is per haps the gieattist deposit in Hie world, the governrnent will liuildn thousand miles of rail iroad at an expense of $35,000 (000 A privately constructed' Railroad in Alaska would he Worthless without coal leases from thi' government; and since no administration would dare make these leases there is nothing left to do except for the , United States to i un the double U'Voprsitkn of a railioad, and .coal mining, on its own account. T : n P.. .Olivia KnuiiiucQ nrrtnrwi. it ion which any, set of large ibusinets men would he only too glad to take out of the hands of the government.- There has been a storm of prott st against expansion in Alaska, which is not. st rai gr since territorial ex pansion and development hasal Yay8had a rough road. The Honoiable Josiah Quincy of Massachusetts warntd Con gress of the danger of the Louis iana purchase, and told his coi Seagues that they had no au thority or right to throw the I IgULS illlU tico wiu i'. -j of this people into hotch-pot with the wild men of Missouri, nor with the mixed, though more respectable race of the "nglo-IIispano-Oallo-Ainencans who hasti on the sands at the mouth of the Mississippi. "When it came to the Oregon purchase, the Senate of the United States ,-was ti-ld by un il lustrious Senator that he would not give "a pinch of snuff for . i 1 1 : 1 A z . ..-I et t i the Whole territory, which ne proceeded to describe as a ''wild gambling venture " Another Senator who hap)ened ro he from New Jersey said that Oregon can never he one of thb United States. If we extend our laws to it we must consider it as a colony." He declaied that "the Union is already too extensive.'' Later on came the renowned Daniel Webster, hor rified by the proposition to at tach Texas, California andNw Mexico to the United States. "I have never hoard tf any thing, cannot conceive of any thing that in more absurd or more affrontive to' all sober judgment. New Mexico and California are not worth one dollar. The Alaska railroad is not a newly discovered proposition. Secretary of the Interior Fisher of th Taft. administration used . - . .hi Jwor. pffnrt.i to ritiicp a trunk line from the ocean to the great interior valleys of the Yukon and Tenaha, which ho declared to he nocessarylin order to "open thecouutiy so that its future development tnny bo made pos sible." How About a Statue for Lee? , The late Senator Cnlloui greet ed eleven presidents of the United States when they came to Washington. Among these was his friend, A b r a h a tn Lincoln. The last efforts of Senator Culloni were devoted to the work of securing a memorial to the man whom he loved in life, and cherished in memory. N-jw'an ex-Confederate so'.dier, former Governor Blackburn of Kentucky, succeeds Mr. Cullom as the resident Washington commissioner. In C o u g r e s s there has been a suggestion that a monument he erected in the National Capital to Robert E. Lee. These circumstances show that the north and the south are "mixing it up" rather energet ically. Seven Hundred to One. It may not be that Senator Ashurstof Arizona has absolute ly authentic figures, yet he has made a statement that from the organization of the? g o v e rn ment down to the present time, the glorious peace-loving people of the United States of America have spent :s700upon aggressive and defensive wars, paying for wars that have been fought, arifl piepaiing for wars that are an ticipated, while we have spent one dollar for ether purposes of administration. INVENTORY YOURSELF Some boys in an eastern uni versity have drawn up ''the col lege students' ten command ments," nine of which aren't important, but the tenth has class It direc ts the student to fakejari inventory of himself at least once a month. "Take an inventory of your self." It is easily said. What does it mean? Of course you know what the merchant's inventory is at the close of the year-- a detailed list of goods in stock wit h reckon ing f values. So many yards of this, so many yards ot that, at x cents a vard. There are no subtieties in mch an account ing. By just takii g pains, the storekeeper can learn where he is, to the decimal of a cent. T htask is more difficult when the thing to be measured is a huian soul. You can't lay it on a yard stick or compute its constituent parts in terms of dollars. Still, you can do this: You can pause from lime to ti ne and tisk yourself: "II a v e 1 gained in wisdom or in kindli ness or in patience since the last review?' Am 1 neaterand sweet er and more liveable- -with' Have I done something worth while? If not, why not and, if so, how can I improve on my achievements in the months to come. inasmuch as you are the one who has to live with yourselt it might not bo a bad idea to form this habit as frequent' inspection and self analysis, with a view to making the association better worth wliifrt SCRAP BASKET. A nrmborof nvn have found out to their sorrow that "it is easier to morlgnfto iht; home to buy an automobile than it is to mortgage an automobile to buy a home A CURT REPLY T ! ie proof -reader on a certain western daily was a woman of great precision an. I extreme propriety. One day a reporter succeeded in getting into type an item f.bout Willie Brown, the boy who was burned in the West End by a live wire. The next day the reporter found on his desk a fiigid note asking. 'Which is the .west end of a boy?" It took only an instant to reply, "The end the son set on, of course.'" Ex. . THE REAL PROBLEM -The fyrm3r and his wife watched their dog as he chased madly down the track after the i o'clock train Tie did it every day andalwavs returned wind ed. "I wonder why he chase that train," remarked the wife with her eyes on a little cloud of dust that showd where Uovcr was. "Thai's not what's bothering rue," answered her husband. "I'm wondering what he'd do wiih it if he caught if." House keeper. THE MEW DANCES. "If we are going to stand for our women folks wearing slit and shadow skirts, aid our younger ladies learning to dance the boll weevil wiggle, Texas Tommy, tango, the bunny hug, the near dance, the half-cantor, the buzzard flop, and so on down the line, the men folks might just as well keep on smoking, drinking, chewing, snoozing, swearing and doing every thing else that's bad, and then the whole push can go to hell to gether," says the level headed editor of the Pincville, Georgia, Herald. A current newspaper item is as follows: "The wife of a Methodist minister in west Vir ginia has been married three times Her' maiden name was Partridge, her first husband was named Robins, her second Spar row, arid the present is mined Quale. There, are now t wo young robing one sparrow and three little quales in the family. One grandfather was a Swan, and another a Jay, but he's dead now and a bird of Paradise. They live on Hawk aveii u e, Eagleville, Canary Islend, and the fellow who wrote this is a Lyre bird and a relative of the family." . MEN AND CIGARS Because of the solemn arb a cigar' salesman was mistaken for a man of the cloth and invit ed to make a few remarks. He acbeded to tho request and as cending the platform saidr' "Men are like cigars, Often you can not tell by tho wrapper. S whit tlio fillr SCIENTIFIC DEDUCTION by HOMER HARPER. "Even dii J says I'm the cleverest little observer he ever saw," Nora re marked modestly. "I've beon.study ihg out the fciiBracteriyties and occu pations of people on street curs and everywhere just from their expres sions and wrinkles and clothes, you kijpw. Si lentific deducMon! "The otlir-r night I went to a party with Roper, where I knew hardly a single soul. Coming home I told him loads about everybody there and he said it was perfectly wontlerful. Of course, lloger does Gometimes exag gerate: about me!" She wrote another sentence and pnded it wilh a nourish. Felicity net tled her smnll bonnet n trille closer. "You ceriainfy are a wonder," the sighed, enviously. "I never could write a letter and carry on a conver sation at the same time, much less kuckh anybody's family tree at the P-ist fiance. I've cot to no home and soothe Knty. Ti.is beins wash day, father just naturally telephoned that lie was bringing a new (lernian bac teriologist homo to lunch. Don't for get that you're coming tomorrow."' "One-thirty sharp," acquiesced Nora. The door had just closed behind Felicity and Nora was preparing to tear up the sheet of paper on which the had been writing so nonchalantly when her attention was distracted by a small mouse, which ran out from under tiic bookcase. Norn's b'isinc.iitljho manner dissolv ed in sudden frl;;ht. liouncinii out of her ch:ti: she p r.'hcTl upon the fl.-slC drawing 1 or feet in carefully. A mo ment later the door 'opened and a palo youth looked in absentniindedly us if he had been sent to the office on an errand, which h, had unfortunately forgo; ten at the threshold. II was ob vious that he did not lake In the sit uation at ul!. Very likely a freshman or a sopho more, Nora deduced rapidly. One of the utterly absorbed variety that dreams of autopsies. Imsm 5V m 'IKindly Catch That Moute." yocd old stogie is more popular than an important celebrity. Some men are "all right in the showcase, un display, but are great disappointments when you gefythem homo, o matter how fine a man is, eventually he meets his match. A two-for often puts on as many airs as a 50-filter. Some men never get to the front at all except during campaigns. Some are very fancy outside and are selected for presents. Others have a rough exterior, hut spread cheer and coinforr. about them be cause of what h inside. But all men, as all cigars, good or bad two-for?, Btogic-s, i ich or poor, come to ashes i.t last. If you will subscribe to The Record or renew your subscript ion, we will include four stand.um) magazines, all one 10 mum m wmmm "Kindly catch that mouse for me," Bho directed briskly, Indicating tb bold liltlw creature with a wave Of her hi'iid. j "Oh!" He came back to earth -with a si ait . Then he moved n!oTy and carefully toward the mous whh-li lost its head and retreated to- the oth er bookcase, which had no exit under it. Down on ii handM and knees dropped tlm youth, lost In the chae. For a few moments confusion reigned underneath the. bookcase. Then the awkward young man roue, holding th wrinf-linR mouse in one hand. "What are you going to do with It?" inquired Nora In ft tone which Implied that he was stealing her little pet. "Inoculate it with tuhereujotitu," he said, dreamily. . "Yon shan't!" Norn's tone wai firm. He raided his eyebrows and looked ' N at her for the first time. "You wish me -to put it back there?" he asked, politely, pointlu? to the bookcase. "Indeed not!" sntd Nora, disgusted by such stupidity. "Take It put and lose it. piease." The youth bowed. "Very "well." ha said, and backed out, gently rubbing the mouse with a crooked forefinger. It wan the next day that. Felicity shook her friend Nora by the shoul ders. "What's the matter, Nora? Have you lost your Job?" "tf oulv I hadl" Nora sank Into ..Mir and fanned herself vlxorously. "I'Yluiiy. I know absolutely nothing about sclent Iflo deduction. I wish I'd never played wHh it. I can't tall a. clrcurf rider from a well, a circuit rider. : ,. "Well," Felicity began, consolingly, "you couldn't lie half as bad as tha object that took luncheon with us yesterday. He had a mouse in his pocket and it made a gay getaway while fjiiipr vas describing ..his jie.t . bacillus.' it was the liveliest 'lunch ion we ever had." Nora looked up and asked Irrele vantly, "Was his face all marked?" "Yes. Student duels In Uermany." "And manners?" j "So many he trips over them." "The lierr profeesor himself! I told hliu to catch that moui?e In my office yesterday after you left and he lid. This morning when I went to the ad vanced bacteriology clasa up roie my little pied piper and lectured. A you probably know, he's the latest acquisi tion of our medical school he's from Ilerlin. "Oil, Felicity, henceforth I'm going to be a simple little maiden who thinks it's downrlpht wicked to try to be clever!" Chicago Dully Newi. ; SOME APPETITE. The Maysville. Ky.. Bulletin prints the following: A tall, gaunt young ma n entered the officu of the (IkJiw Museum and Family Theatre and asked fir the manager. "WUaJaivT do for you?"' in quired a pudgy man in a check ed suit. "I want an engagement as a freak in the curio hall." 'Who are your" k,l am Enoch, the egg king." "What is your specially ;" ' I can cat three dozen hen eggs, t wo dozen duck eggs and ore dozen goose egg at a single sitting." "I snnpose you know oui policy." "What's that." ''We give four shows a day." "I understand tbat.f '.'And do yon thinly you ran doitr" "1 know I can." 'On Saturdays we often give as many as six show. ' "All right." "And on some holidays we give a pel fnrmance every hour.'' .T no young man hesitated. "In that case," he finally said. I must have one thing under stood before 1 sig a contract." "What is I half" asked the maniger. "No matter how rushing busi ness Is at I he museum," thegg king replied "you gotta gimme time enough to eat my regular inN '!,! j.'1''.! "'jr. I.