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The surplus supplies of the world are sold in London, Glasgow and Liverpool and the Britisher buys them for what they will bring. If our ship builders could do the same the stars and stiipes on trading ships would again ap pear in all the ports of the world. HOLBROOll ARGUS AthleteS Efct of Grow a ici in& Interest to Jr ore in sports By ALEXANDER MEIKLEJOHN. Profeaaor of Lojilc, Brown University THE HENN'NG COMPANY Proprietor. H. B. ALLEN Editor. SUBSCRIPTION RATBSl ONiYfAR ..2.00 IN ADVANCB. ' ntered at the Postoffiee at Holbrook, Ari ona. as Seoond Class Mail Matter. Publication Office: W. B. WOODS BUILDING Brunch Office: Window, Arizona. OFFICIAL PAPER OF NAVAJO COUNTY Why mind the bitterness of the tonic that brings you the things you need? To be loved deeply satisfying, it is to drink the sweetest nectar. Someone said: "Happinesscon sists in the elimination of our needless wants." Don't be kidnapped that is to say, don't let somebody lug you off without a protest. That man was wise who set a mouse trap in his pocket and caught his wife by the finger. Don't quit the field when slan der is rife. In the final shift you will be the visitor. Where is that son ot a prophet who predicted that the automo bile and the trolley car would retire the horse from business The prices obtained at recent horse sales indicate no slump in horse flesh. The horse bids fair to survive even the flying machine as he has long survived steam locomotion. When President Roosevelt started our fleet around the world he had noexpectation that the big battle ships would carry on an assault with bread instead of cannon balls and make the Italians more thankful than ever for the country that Columbus discovered and that Americus Vespucci named. The calamity in Southern Italy has given our fleet an opportunity to fight against pestilence, famine and direst suffering. It is very little use to lament the decadence of the merchant marine of the United States while we continue to make impractic- ably expensive the materials of ship building and refuse our mer chants the right to buy ships where they are cheapest. The English ship builder can buy his steel plates from any part of the world. The foolishness of mak ing steel expensive in the home market is money in the pocket of the Englishman. It is his profit able privilege to buy -in an open competitive market where trusts Two cents post-age has gone into effect between Germany and the United States and hundreds of thousands of people in both countries will be- benefitted by greater cheapness and facility in communication and the net re sult will doubtless add largely to that more perfect understanding which makes for friendship and mutual helpfulness between indi viduals, and peace and comity between nations It is hoped however that in time there will be a lurther improvement in direct communication between the United States and Germany. This two cent postage rate is available only on steamers sail ing direct from German to United States nuts and visa versa. Where the mails are tiansferrcd as they are now at Southamp ton, Liverpool and other inter mediate ports the old postage of five cents must be paid. There i every reason why steamers should cease to leave in groups or only on one or two days dur ing the week. There should be a daily mail steamer leaving each side of the Atlantic and carrying the mails with swiltness and the railroad like certainty with which some of the better steam ers now come into port on sched ule lime. As is now the case a letter is frequently mailed at i ither the European or American end of the line and waits several days before it is started across the ocean. Unsatisfactory Education. We oupht to train our boys to be more methodical and more thorough going In everything they have to do. Constantly we hear comnla'nt from business men that boys from the grammar schools, and even from the hhrher schools, are very hazy about arithmetic Now, if there Is any sub ject requiring precision It Is that which deals with figures. It boots lit tle that a boy has gone through a high school course if he cannot ma1e out the extensions of an ordinary bill of lading. Yet the latter difficulty pre sents itself to business men continu ally. Philadelphia Inquirer. Causes of Blindness. The dangers to which the modern eye is exposed fall into two great classes disease and overuse from near work. Here another great consoling fact faces us, and that is that while overwork and consequent eye strain are by far the commonest troubles that befall the modern eye, discomfort and inefficiency are as far as they go in 99 cases out of 100. It is a fact that 99 9-10 per cent, of all blindness is due to disease and not to overwork. . More significant yet, seven-tenths of the diseases which produce blindness are the acute infections, against which civilization wages an unceasing and victorious conflict. Woman's Home Companion. HERE is no doubt that our popular games as they are played Tl have many defects. Ihey are often tricky and unfair, some I times coarse and brutal: they are altogether too feverish in their demand for victory; they .are too frequently used by the gambler and the saloon-keeper as parts of the machinery of his business. But on the whole they are doing well a work which is necessary. They are providing wholesome recreation for young men of physical vigor and for older men who need relaxation from the strain of daily labor. And further, there is no other et of activities which could at present take their place in prompting the results which we seek from our popular recreations. And further still we need more athletic sports, more men playing, more men interested, more general devotion on the part of our men to clean, generous, athletic com petitions. If anyone doubts the need of providing wholesome amusement for our men let him go through the streets of one of our manufacturing towns in which just now the mills are closed for two or three days a week. He will find standing about the street corners hundreds of idle men who have either no means of enjoyment available or no proper sense of what they may do with their time when they are free to do as they please. And the same is true of the idle rich as of the idle poor. As a people we have net yet developed a proper 6ense of sane, healthy, self-controlled enjoy ment. In this respect, we are far behind the people of western Europe, and it is time that we gave some attention to the situation. Tint though it be admitted that athletic games are better than the at tractions of the saloon, the public dance hall, the race track, the street corner, it may be said that, we might much better find amusement in the concert hall, the lecture room, the picture gallery, the woods and fields, than in athletic sports. To this, however, there are two answers. First,, there is no reason why we cannot have both sets of interests and unite, as our colleges are trying to do, athletic exercise with the general develop-, ment of all the powers. And second, to a great majority of our men, the athetic interest offers a stronger appeal against the lower forms of amuse ment than can any of the interests just mentioned. The development of athletic sports may involve temporary economic loss, but none the less it is desirable and necessary. For the physical, 6ocial and mental well-being of both players and communities the interest in such sports should be enlarged. It will not be easy to keep them free from excesses and perversions, but none the less we must take them and use them as best we may. As a people we have learned perhaps too well the lesson of work. One of the things yj which we now need is to learn how Jf-Qbf. S fLAsfc&rfcm to play. Letter Heads Statements Bill Heads Envelopes Cards Anything and everything In the way of high-grade commercial . printing. Our assortment of job type is complete, our press facili ties of the best, and our workmen true typographical artists. This tells all the story of our facilities lor doing job printing of the right kind at the right prices. Cards Envelopes Bill Heads Statements Letter Heads