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IIOLBKOOK. ARIZONA Vt'ho rau away Willi tlie t.;titü, y I'.lL'.StlOU V Emperor William's play. "The Iron tooth," Is reported to be a fa. lure. It biUbt be decent. Evideutly it is the desire of Mr. Krick to get Mr. Caruugie'ti surplus library fuud iuto a circulating form. An oyster eouibiue is typical of the (rust Idea because the Kbelllug out .s Due of its primary principles. Silk handkerchiefs are now being made up Into shirt waists. Last year's ihirt waists eau be ripped up iuto handkerchiefs. That the flour trust should be among Ihe first to go under is significant. It iypifles the people between the upper ind the nether millstone. With coal at $125 a ton in Alaska the man who discovers a mine of the "black diamonds" can laugh at the ef forts of the gold miners to acquire wealth. ' Conan Doyle claims to have Invented a gunslght that will enable an English man to shoot as straight as a Boer. This fiction has less color of plausibil ity than any tale the noted novelist ever concocted. A man who rescued a widow from fleath was married to her three days liter his heroic act. When they have their first quarrel there will be an op portunity for him to say things that Will cut her to the quick. In England the sexes seem to be changing places. While women are folng Into the professions a London pa per reports hundreds of young men from France, Austria, Switzerland and other continental countries seeking housework. The young men. It is said, we both faithful and competent A girl who was married to a man After an acquaintance of three days complains because he turns out to be a convict and not the naval captain he represented himself to be. While she undoubtedly has cause to mourn. It is hardly right that she should receive all the sympathy. The man, on his part. ran some risk. He was probably led to fcelleve that he was getting a wife who possessed reasoning powers. The frugality which Impels million aires to perjure themselves in order to avoid the payment of taxes is not con fined to any one locality nor to any country. In this land of freedom we see gentlemen reputed to be habitual coupon clippers appearing before the Board of Uevlew and swearing that they are upon the verge of starvation, fn Germany tax-dodging Is more risky business, but even there it Is declared that the tax-gatherer Is evaded to a very considerable extent by the ex tremely rich men. In England we have Been the late Duke of Westminster's estate declared fit 504,2:29, though it Is notorious that its real value Is nearer 14,000,000. The object, of course. Is to dodge the inheritance tax. All this per jury is confined to personal property taxes, because real estate can't be hid den from the assessor. It is said that the ever-increasing lec ture habit and the growing number of people who feel called upon to reveal the "whimsies" In their brains has caused the commonplace, listening suul to develop into a mere - sponge, the clammy recipient of - the unfiltered waters of knowledge. As a reaction against this attitude some specialists, with the fires of real genius in their brains, refuse to spread the flames, or to contribute one more bee to the bon nets already filled with the hum of these Insects. These protesters go so far as to disapprove of the university extension movement, and to look upon It as an unwise method of distributing crumbs of culture that are -calculated to create dangerous cravings. There is no doubt that people are being lectured to death and that the minds of versa tile listeners resemble a junk shop, or the ragbag that is filled with hand some but useless scraps. Yet there is something to be said for the sponge. It Is a responsive thing, and, if it takes In with greediness. It gives out as free ly. But here the analogy fails. Too many people are occupied solely with taking in and-are too little concerned with the thought that it is their duty to give out at least a part of that which they have taken in. t ' The care of the aged and the Infirm whose novertv prevents them from tiro. vlding for themselves Is a matter íf Importance to every taxpayer. While the support of our almshouses and pub lic homes is an expensive item in our system of charities, many of them fur nish provision for their Inmates that borders upon the barbarous, and at best the system geeUis something like -onsigtiing people to Imprisonment for the crime of being o.'d and poor. íer many aud Denmark pay old age pen sions. In (ieniiany there is a system of compulsory insurance against o'.d ae. and that. would seem to be the proper method. Dependent old age Is very largely the result of Improvident living. The average man could save enough between the ages of 18 and 03 to enable lilm to live better for the bal ance of his life than he could live in the average almshouse, if he would. In 18!)8 tiermany paid to 400.000 pension ers ?13.750,000. The pension fund, to which compulsory contribution had been made, amounted to $S.30.000. The; t'.eficit was furnished by the govern-; ment. But a system that embodied the! principles of life Insurance and was also based upon incomes would su-. ply the whole amount, and prevent the, irritation which 'the taxpayer often' feels when thinking tl;nt he Is com pelled to support an old man who has been wasting his means during his whole life. In a State Supreme Court recently we shield the State from the disgrace by not giving its name a judge said:j If a railroad company kills a child. Its, parents should be satisfied with a dol lar's damages. Children are a source of! expense to their parents and are of no; pecuniary benefit." An expression like! that seems like an echo from the de-: Iuded mother on the banks of the Gan-i ges, though her mistaken sentiment! that leads her to the sacrifice of her! babe clothes her with a nobility in com-' parison to which the heart of this cít-' Ulzed American Judge, in this ntne-l teenth century, is a hive of barbarism, and heathenism. There is a widespread undervaluation of the worth of human! life. The lives of men are crystallzedi Into wealth which others than they en- joy and when death closes the scene'; of the Individual's exhaustive activity,! the event is as unimportant as was tbej slaughter of captives that were lashed! to the wheels of Alexander's chariot' There is a brutal contempt for Banctityi of life abroad, and as the spirit of greed; develops, drying up human sympathies' and benumbing the nobility of man-; hood, this contempt becomes more and, more flagrant. But there are few men, even among the most hardened and de graded, to whom the life of a child is not beautiful and does not appeal for: protection. It is a warped manhood; and anything but a nineteenth century; heart that can give birth to a thought like that which this judge expressed; upon the bench. It is treason to hu-l manity and an Insult to our civiliza-! tion. In Great Britain the ministers of the crown have larger war-making powers! than an American President employs; at the opening of hostilties. They can give the signal for war without consult-! ing Parliament although Parliament must be summoned within ten days; after the reserves are called outH whereas the President cannot enter! upon a military campaign without the1 consent of Congress. In 1857 the Housej of Commons expressed disapproval of jora tr aimerston s war measures. against China. He did not retire from. office, but dissolved Parliament, ap-! pealed to the country, and after a gen-, eral election was able to command a majority in the new House of Com-, mons. Parliament can withhold thej money required for the expenses oD war, but this is seldom done, since the) ministers can almost always enlist thq support of the Commons when a cam paign is considered necessary. The ministers of the crown are responsible; for the declaration of war, and at thej close of hostilities they can negotiate! peace without the consent of Parlia-i ment. They have, therefore, supreme) authority (in the opening and closing; stages of war with a foreign statej Parliament can pass votes of censured move addresses to the crown, and wlth-j hold the money required for the mill-i tary and naval services, but each of! these acts can be made a challenge toj a general election, in which the coun-l try will stand by the government. Un-i der the American Constitution Con-, gress alone is empowered to declare' war, and at the close of a campaign! the treaty of peace must be sanctioned! by two-thirds of the Senate. The Presi- dent does not have so free a band lnt war-time as the British premier. War! is, however, so terrible a calamity that; the resposibillty for it ought to bej shared with the national legislature! and not carried by any group of cabi-i net ministers. The American method: may not offer any additional safeguard! against unjust or unnecessary warfare but it is In closer accord than the Eng lish system with the genius of represent tatlve government. The Kew Gardens. The finest gardens In the world ara the Eoyal Gardens, at Kew, England They cover an area of about 270 acres,, and are visited by about 1,500,000 per-j sons a year. The gardens contain thé finest collection of exotic plants In the world, a palm house, a winter garden; a museum, an observatory, and a school for gardeners. When a school teacher is found who Is a good cook, the impression is cre-i ated that the general superintendent oil destinies somehow got things badly mixed. . .. "What Is your opinion about the Roer-British war?" "Well so far as 1 have studied it. It seems to be war." Detroit Free Press. Biggs I hate to hear that Miss Jones attempt to sing. It sounds to me like screeching. Baggs Yes. I've noticed that her voice is bawl bearing. Papa (after the company has gone) Dorothy, why did you not obey me when I spoke to you? Dorothy Oh! papa. I hated to before all those people. Truth. "Heard the news? Ladysmlth has been relieved." 'Eh Charged with shoplifting, was she? Well, these bar gain counter sales are very demoraliz ing." A woman generally keeps her ideals till she makes up her mind that she doesn't want to wait till she gets to heaven to get married. New York Press. "What paper do yon take?' "It de pends a little on which way the wind blows. Sometimes I take Brown's; sometimes I get Smith's." Cleveland Plain-Dealer. "How Is it that Dr. N. has so many patients?" J'Oh, his wife gives a din ner every month and the people who get dyspepsia there keep him busy." Heitere Welt Visitor (looking at portraits) What a lot of ancestors you've got! Porken chopps That's dead right! I don't want so many, but Sarah she insisted. Brooklyn Life. "Is Brown happy In his marriage" "Well, I think If Brown were to see Mrs. Brown to-day for the first time he wouldn't even ask for an introduc tion." Harlem Life. Ethel (to her younger brother, who had been whipped) Don't mind, broth er, don't mind. Brother (between the sobs) That's just what I was licked for. Ohio State Journal. Cholly Your papa kicked me out when I asked him for your hand. Miss Gabby Papa Is so intense. He puts his whole sole into everything he under takes. Baltimore American. Doting mamma Kodney, dear, to morrow is your birthday. What would you like best? Rodney, dear (after a brief season of cogitation) I think I should like to see the school house burn down. Melbourne Times. "I think," said the friend of the fam ily, "that you ought to keep a watch on your son." "Impossible," declared the disgusted father. "He'd exchange It for a pawn ticket the first chance he got" Philadelphia Press. "Mary," said the mother, "I don't like that young man who is calling upon you. He is flighty, fidgety and does not seem to stay long anywhere." "Yes, he does, ma. He was here from 750 till after midnight last night" Niblack It's hardly right to judge A man by his clothes. Krusty That's true. There are any number of men wearing golf suits to-day who have too much good sense to ever play the game. Catholic Standard and Times. "I don't understand my wife a bit better than I did ten years ago." "Then you consider marriage a failure?" "No, indeed; I went into it fully determined not to wear myself out trying to under stand her." Indianapolis Journal. "Yes'm, we claim that's the best tin ware in the world. Just look at the condition of that pail." "What about It?" "That pall, ma'am, was attached to the tail of a dog who ran eleven miles with It!" Cleveland Plain-Dealer. "I want you to prescribe for my wife, doctor." "What's the matter with her?" "I don't know, but I'm sure there is something; she went shopping yesterday and brought home part of the money I gave her." Harper's Ba zar. "How are conditions in your part of the State?" "All right." answered the Kentucky mountaineer. "The danger's all over. We were powerful scared for a while, but I don't reckon there's any chance of an ammunition famine now." Washington Star. "What's the matter with Rashleigh?" "Absent-mindedness, that's all." "Non sense! The man's cut and bruised frightfully!" "Yes. He tried to stop a runaway automobile by jumping in front of it and waving his coat at it." Philadelphia Press. "Are there only one pie for dinner, mamma?" asked little Sammy Snaggs, anxiously. "Sammy," said Mrs. Snaggs, "you should not say 'Are there only one?" You should say 'is' for one and 'are' for more than one." "Yes'm. Are there more than one pie for dinner?" Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. Mrs. Kambo (on the inside of the front door) Absalom, you have becu drinking again! Mr. Uaiubo (on the outside) No, m' dear, I Mrs. Ram bo Say "Prompt payments patiently pursued produce prosperity." Mr. Kambo Prompt payments , patiently prosued pos Mrs. Rambo Absalom. you can go up to your room by way of the back door. Memphis Commercial AppeaL 1 Arizona Co-Operative Mercantile Inst. IIOLBKOOK, AND SNOWFLAKE Wholesale and Retail Dealers in General pefehndise Also Proprietors of the Silver Creek rinir!n Millo. 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