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. . . ; 'No MONOPOLY OF PATRIOTISM.
Englishmen , and hy Englishmen we
mean also Irishmen and Scolclnnen ,
have died as bravely as any Japanese
soldier ever ( lied. The same Is true
of American , of Freshmen , and of
every nnUona1lty. There Is no braver
soldier 01' fiercer fighter than the
Ahysslnlan. Englishmen know how
bravely the l\Iatabeles cnn die. In
the recent slaughter of Tibetans they
died like stoics , fighting as best they
ould. Physical courage is a fine
quality , but It is quite a common
quality. Moral courage Is a finer
quality , hut not so common. Ever
war has its heroes. The war between
the state abounded in heroic deeds
and unsurpassed exhibitions of forti-
tude. Patriotism is indigenous , so to
speak , to all lands-though more highly -
ly developed in some than in others.
. . . . . . - The mother of the Grncchi has had
" : \ her counterpart in all ages and climes. ,
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, PERILOUS TRIPS OF LITTLE
, . . Just what contribution to science
" . Miss Annie S. Peck has made hy
. climbing one of the loftiest of the
Andean peaks to n height of 20,000
feet is not made altogether clear. Per-
haps it is important that the exact
I elevations of these towering points of
I land should he accurately determined ,
but beyond the addition of that bit of
information to our stock of knowledge
mountain climbers of the type of Miss
Peck do not seem to accomplish much
' of their
. more than the gratification
-ii , ' desire
own love of adventure and their
to be first at the summits of the ice-
clad rocks at the "roof of the world. "
LASSA NO LONGER SACRED.
The romance oC the forbidden city
has expired. The Caucasian has set
his foot In the city of the grand lama.
The European is gazing upon the I
white palace with the golden roofs .
. that crowns the sacred hill from
. ' . which for centuries the Buddhist pope
I : . ' has reigned. In other centuries a few
. : ; + Europeans managed to reach Lassa.
\ These straggling adventurers were
, agents ot religion ; they wanted Lassa
. for ChrlsUanlt They were easily
. . . . I .AI . . , driven away. The present Invaders
, are agents of political amhltlon-they
. . . will -Phlladelphia Ledgel'
NEW ATMOSPHERE ON THE
"I In a broad sense the farm Is hecom-
, ! ! I. Ing more attractive every year. The
telephone and the rural deliver serv- .
ice the greatly Improved machinery I
for cultivation and handling of crops ,
t the dawn of the township high and
the consolidated district school , the
I , , formation of dehatlng clubs and wom-
. en's societies , the building of better
' ( . churches , and the advent of the interurban -
) urban road-all of these influences
' , 'i ; .t + = > i ; have created 11 new atmosphere for
ItJ : ' ' : the farrr.er. The day when the ayer-
, l.I' I ( " " a-ga farmer was a lout has passed.-
l' : ! r ' ' ; " /.0 ( ' Milwaukee Sentinel.
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"L SPEED THE TIME
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: . . " ' 'jf.r : w When the American public gets to
, . . : : ; t ' 't i : . .tJle point where It cnn see that a ' ' 'sol-
' . ; _ , , ' hi cIUzen"-namel , a man of wealth
.I/ ( / - , and Influence-who breaks the law Is
h 'I ' , as much a criminal as the Individual
. , who steals that he may eat , the Amer-
J. o Ican public will cease to be vexed by
. financial schemes that are frauds and
. ! ' 0 hy automobiles that exceed the legal
' 1 speed IImlt.-Washlnton Times.
THE RIGHT OF PRIVACY.
1'ho public have a right to the pictures } .
lures of public men under proper con-
dltions and limitations. The employ ,
meat of the caricature 18 legitimate i
under similar restl'icUons. The call. i !
caturc is the pictorial editorial and is
c.ntltled to equal privileges with that
which is written. The spreading
broadcast of the picture of the criminal -
innl undoubtedly assists in his appre ,
hension. But the private citizen , unless .
less an offender against the laws ,
should be permitted to say whether 01' ,
not his likeness should he made public .
lIc for the scrutiny or thousands.-
RAILROAD AS PEACEMAKER.
At a recent meeting of the interna
tlonal arbitration conference .at Lake
Mohonl considerable emphasis waS
put upon the fact that the railroad Is
often the most effective of peacemal-
ers , inasmuch as It develops the social
and commercial conditions and brings
Into closer touch neighboring countries .
tries that have heretofore been at en
mlty. It oftentimes ; materially aids
in dissolving those harriers and pre'
indices which have tended to leeep the
different peoples 1\1Ja\'t \ and to con-
vince them that "all the world's aldn. "
This 18 especially true among the
South and Central American countries
and when the railroad becomes more
of n factor there than It is at pres-
ent there will be fewer revolutions
and n far greater spirit of fraternity
and fcllowshIP.-New York Tribune.
For ages the Armenians and the
Turks and Kurds have been the bit-
terest of enemies and have waged
upon each other a warfare exceeding
In barbarity the conflicts oC savage
African or American Indian tribes.
Each seeks to outdo the other In
atrocity. Neither can have the
world's unmixed 'l11pathy. Protests
hy other powers will avail little.
There will he constant Turkish aggressions -
gressions In Armenia and barbarous
reprisals hy that country's people un-
til sometime and somehow the province -
Ince is placed under control of a. pow-
01' strong enough to repress Turk and
Armenian 111\0. Just now the world
Is too hus-Clcveland Plain Dealer.
Until mankind have developed the
sense of Intuition to n point far above
and beyond present abilities In that
direction , the public will probably
continue to he deceived Into parting
with Its hard-earned dollars for the
enrIching of Iccen-wlttted and unscrupulous -
pulou5 indi\'lduals. There should be
no relaxation or the law with regard
to unworthy business schemes. In-
deed , thc law should he made more
stringent , if It Is altered at all. But
It is evident that the law can never
render the public entirely immune to
erratic and spasmodic attacks of foolishness .
ishness with regard to Investment
schemes.- 'Vorce5tel' Gazette.
THE ENGLISHMAN'S INCOME.
The total annual income . of . the peer
llle of the United Kingdom , as esti-
mated hy Sir Robert Giffen and Proto
Dowley , approaches $10,000,000,000.
Our population at this moment is as
nearly us possible 43,000,000. Divid-
ing $10,000,000,000 by 43,000,000 , w.
get nearly $ ? 35 as the annual Income
per 1 head or the British peoplo. Tak-
ing a family as five persons , wo sea
that the average Income per family Is
about $1,175 per annum.
A Domestic Mystery.
Teacher was explaining the moaning '
ing oC the word recupe1'11le.
, "Now , Willie : , " she said. "if your ;
father worked hard all day he would
he tired aIM all worn out , wouldn't
he ? "
" ' "
"Then when night comes and his
work is over for the day , what does ho
do ? "
"TllI\t'H what ma wants to Imow. "
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An Error of the Types.
"I wonder If old Hiram Skynfiynt's
-relatives will appreciate that , " mused
the country editor.
" 'l'hey'd ollghter , " replied his assist-
ant , "It certainly was a hood big obituary .
ary you wrote or him. "
"No , hut , the head. 1 wrote It 'Not
Dead , hut Gone Before , ' and It's 'Be-
low' In the )1l\per. ) "
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"Marie , what do you want for n
bll.thday present ? "
"A piano. " ,
"And you , Donald , what do you
want ? "
"I want an automobile , so as to be
able to get out of the way qlllcldy
when Marie begins to 1)lar. "
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No Cause for Alarm.
"Such conduct , " said the teacher to
a rebellious pupil , "Will eventually
bring your Cathm's : gray hairs In sor-
row to the gl'R.ve. . "
"Don't you believe It , " replied the
Incorrigible 'oung8tcl' "The governor
wears 11. wig. See ? "
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i "Arc you going to marry- that naval .
captain ? " asked five-year-old Margio
of her grown \1P slstm'
"Yes , dear . " was the reilly.
"And if he should die , " continued
Margie , "will you " wear seaweeds and
be a mermaid widow ? "
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Turning the Tables.
"Just one kiss before I go , dearest "
pleaded the loapyear'girl. .
"No , " replied the young man , fil'ln-
ly. I "I..ips that touch hairpins shall
never touch mine. "
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Mrs. Scrl gs-That cool simply
will not broil steak rlg 1t. I've told
her over and over again , und here It
is just as raw as evel'
Mr. Seragga-I'm not surprised.
You have often salll that woman's
work is never done.
Singleton-Did you know your wife
long before you marrIed her ?
Weddely-For twenty 'ears-I
thought ; but I didn't.
Found What He Wanted.
"It Crabhe over comes around your
place borrowing anything " said Sub-
bibs "don't lot him have il. " .
"You'vo spoleon too late , " replied
Newcomer ; "he was around this morn-
"You're eltsy. What wa ! ho borrow ;
Ing ? "
1'rouhlo , Ie's 1 In the ltoslltal now. ' \
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,10neH borrowed \ a dollar front mo
' ' "
" , "
"Ho paid flit back to-day. "
" ! "
"He paid mc back with the -same :
dollar I loaned him. " . .
" ' ' "
'fhat'a sl1'angc. "
"No , i conldn't pass it , either. ' ; ' "
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Why He ObJectcd.
. 'Uh..JUUL.L . . . . . . . '
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The Lady-But , my poor ) man , you
must surely object. to the company you
meet In the station cells. .
Gritty George-I do , mum. .Dero
was u couple or rich chauffeurs locked
Ull for fast driving last night , an' doll'
soft talk made mo slclc.-Phlladol
The Doctor's Scrawls.
Druggist-But I advertised for a
prescription elerl You say you'vo
had no experIence in the . drug bust-
Applicant-No , but I'm just the mat
for you. My specialty has been Egyptology .
tology , and I'm great at deciphering
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According to the Signs.
"Oh , mamma , " exclaimed little Bes
sic , "look what big ears that man
has ! "
"Hush , dear , " said her mother , "tbq
gentleman might hear you. "
"Woll , " continued Bessie , "it ho
can't he ought to take down his signs. "
. Heartless ExperIment.
"Aren't you going to have another
monkey at one or your \ smart set din.
ners ? "
"No , " answered Mr. Banglolon. '
'fhe last one wo had looked so bored
wo were afraid the S. P. C. A. would
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"Wiggins likes ) to hear himself
"Yes , " answered the sarcastic person -
son ; "It wouldn't he so had it he
didn't insist on trying to share the
luxury of his conversation with some
one else. "
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The Minister's Boy. .
lIotherWhat ! Fighting again ?
Such a black eye ! It you'd only follow -
low the lead of the minister's little
'fommy-I did tryto , hut ho led
agen will his right , an' 11at's where he
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Facts In the Case.
"But wasn't you brought up to
work ? " asked the kind l lady who had
staked the tramp to a handout
"Dat's wet I WHZ , lady , " replied the
hoho. "De las' time I wuz brought up
do judge put 111e tel' work fer ten
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Credit Due the Wife
"Your wife tells me that she takes
large credit for your , success In busi-
"She's right. Nobody could have
met her expenses on a small Income. "
-Detroit Free '