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i 77?e Coming Slavery Federal Regulation Working Toward FuU fitment oj Spencer's Prophecy. Zy Raymond. JiK prophetic chapter, "The Coming Slavery" in Herbert Spencer's work "The Man Versus tho S"tate" may lu the light of recent events, be paraphrased as follows: Tho numerous chances made to establish federal regu lation of business enterprises, and others about to be made, will all merge by and by Into stato socialism. But why may this change be described as "The Coming Slavery?" The reply is simple. Nearly all important busi ness (enterprises are conducted through Incorporalea associ ations or Individuals, regulated under thu laws of their locality. Millions of voters are employed by them. Stato socialism Involves slavery. That which fundamentally distinguishes a slave is that he labors under coercion to satisfy another's desires. Suppose thi- tor a master we substitute the president. Does it make any difference? It matters not to the slave whether his master is a private Individual or an elective ruler. To establish an army of classified federal officeholders with power to discipline capital and its labor, liable to "removal for the good of the ser vice and authorized by departmental construction of federal laws to bind or loose, is to give supreme power to chiefs of bureaus appointed and removable at will by the president for refusal to obey his orders. This is centralization of power over every person so employed. It would need but a war or some Internal discontent such as a strike against wages fixed by a federal bureau to transform at once the proposed "highly centralized plan of government to protect the interests o the peo ple into a grinding tyranny like that of an ancient Peru, under which the people, controlled by graded otlicials, leading lives that were Inspected out of doors and indoors, labored for the support of the power which regulated them, and were left a bare subsistence for themselves. The belief not only of the state socialists but of the "New Federalists," who are diligently preparing the way for them, is thaf-by political cunning a scheme may be framed into a system to control all enterprises; with it the subsistence and votes of labor. It Is a delusion. There is no political alchemy by which you can remain free in a republic controlled by one man power. JZ? w pj Region of Bear Men Signs Are That It Is Spreading Every Year, Jind Men Are Increasing in Value. Ey Prof. E. HERE are signs that Tl market. In what time a babe grows to manhood, the birth rate of Italy has fallen a tenth, of Hungary an eighth, of Germany and Holland a seventh, of France and Scotland a sixth, of England a fifth. But not from hard times, mark you. For why should the baby crop of Australasia have shrunk a third? Why should the proportion of children among Americans have fallen a quarter in 40 years? No symptom of pressure, this, but of release release of wom : : en from the home "sphere," of wives from the yoke of husbands, of married couples from the injunction to "Increase and miltlply." The unlooked-for promptness with which the millions have developed a sense of responsibility in this matter of family bids us hope for a Golden Age when the specter of overpopulation will be laid forever. Tell a Celestial gentleman of a myriad of Chinese wiped out by plague or flood and you get the bland comment, "Plenty Chinamen left!" Such con tempt is natural wherever overbrecdlng has cheapened humanity. In the teeming Orient common people seem as little considered as clay pigeons at the shooting traps. Being a grasshopper' in the eyes of others, the individual ends by being a grasshopper in his own eyes. Hence, In the east, pessimistic religion, crouching obedience to rulers, wifely submission, subordination of eelf to family or community, frivolous suicide, meager philanthropy. The west, on the other hand, is already the region of dear men; with a slacken ing output of babies, human beings will become still dearer. The Black Death, by sweeping away a third of the English people in the 14th century, bo enhanced a man's worth that serfdom came to an end. On the same prin ciple, a lighter birth rate will give the common people not only more economic Talue, but also more social and political value. "The Outlook for Plain Folk" In Everybody's. ' Qguwi The . . Jbs3Q Dream Food From Greece Ey Edward J. Nathan, United States Consul at Patras, Greece. ASHISH, that strange H I iu ooaooiu a UJKIi l complishes murder is il Eevmians in a manner Chinese. It is the product of a plant grown in laree mian. I titles in the Peloponnesus (southern Greece) in the dls trlct about Tripolltza, The plant grows to a height of I ' I about four feet and its branches are thickly covered with small leaves and studded with tiny seeds. The entire plant, stalk and branches, Is cut within a few inches of the root and laid out in the eun to dry. The branches are then rubbed to separ ate the seeds, and these in turn are ground into a fine powder, which consti tutes the drug. The drug has the power of Inducing sleep and producing pleas ant and fantastic dreams. Continued use of hashish renders its devotees wild and reckless and results, in a complete wreck of their mental and physical constitution. For this reason the Egyption government has prohibited the Importation of the drug and recently entered into a convention with Greece to prevent its exportation from there to Egypt, where the consumers of hashish are very numerous. The drug is practically never used in Greece, but is now exported to the various ports in England, Austria, France and Italy, end from there much, no doubt, ultimately finds its way to Egypt. A Guest. What is the nationality of the Jan itor of your building?" "I haven't seen him," answered Mr. Clrlus Barker. "But, Judging from the temperature, I should say he was an Eskimo." Washington Star. New York city's growth is shown by the Increased demand on the vfcater supply which has made it necessary to furnish 15,000,000 more gallons each year for the last ten years. E. Dodge ? A. Ross folks will soon case to be a glut In the drug which has given our language Its cu Uf IUB arug lial BB 8C- used by the Persians, Turks and akin to the una nf nninm h. h Startling Candor. "What is the object of your soci ety?" "You wish the truth?" "Why, yes." "To get our names In the papers as often as possible." Kansas City Journal. An attempt to establish a municipal brewery in Berlin resulted in a disnial failure. It did plenty of business, but lost money. THREE riUEXHS. Two friends there, with the dark on their faces, PreainmR the dark mvnyi One left lunely, in lonwmie places, This fide the judgment lny. Three friends stood where the meway parted There, on the ver?e of years; Ci.e wan left with the brokenhearted, Deep in tne night of tears. Memory now like a shost is fittirirr Here where t lie shadows throng; Three friends nt a fireside sitting; Silence and never song. Three friends still! But the world will never Bloom with the old time light: I go where they dream in the durk forever, Clad to my. "Good night! " , Frank L. fctauton, in Atlanta Consti tution. ,Miti ,- THE GOOD RESOLUTION. By A. G. Greenwood. - -i "Do tell me what you are doing!" I ejaculated as I went Into the draw ing room. Lady Gwen stretched out a lazy hand. "I'm awfully busy," she warned me. "Never mind," I returned easily. "Perhaps I can help you." She laughed and shook her head. "I'm afraid you couldn't, Mr. Gray," she remarked, nibbling at the top of her pencil. ' "It UBed to be Bob sometimes," I reminded her. "Very very seldom!" she ex claimed indignantly. "When I was good," I pleaded. "When I was foolish," laughed Lady Gwen cruelly. "Then Mr. Gray be it," I sighed. "And I suppose I mayn't call you Gwen?" "Oh, no," she snld quickly. She took up the slip of paper which she had been scribbling on as I came in and stared at it. "Of course you mustn't," she added severely. "May I know what crime I've com mitted?" I asked humbly. "You haven't committed any," she protested, and added a qualifying "that I know of" as an afterthought. "But I'm to be punished all the same?" I queried dismally. "What nonsense we're talking," cried Lady Gwen severely. "I like it best," I acknowledged. "Life isn't all fooling," she told me severely. "And it isn't or it oughtn't to he all sour," I retorted. "I think you might tell me." "You haven't done anything," she persisted. "It's me." "Your grammar emphasizes .your fault," I observed, "but I'm still in the dark." "I told you," she argued, "life's a serious problem." "Well?" I ejaculated foolishly. "Well?" she echoed. "Well? I want to remember It," she concluded lamely. "Gwen," I burst out, "I " "Please," she reminded me. "I believe I know," I said, sitting bolt upright in my chair; "you're making good resolutions." "I am," she acknowledged de fiantly. "Heavens!" I groaned. "And I mean to keep 'em," quoth Lady Gwen with the air of a Judge. "Oh, you're obstinate enough for anything," I retaliated. "I'm not," she cried Indignantly; "I'm only firm." "And so that beastly scrap of paper holds the rules of your life for year?" I asked viciously. "For a lifetime," she answered without a smile. "Oh lord!" was my vulgar and des pairing outburst. There was a long pause. "You really mean to keep them, Gwen?" I asked at last. "I do, Mr. Gray," she answered. "I know I'm Mr. Grav," I laughed, "you needn't " "It's no laughing matter," she re plied without the ghost of a smile. "And and if you were at all decent you'd help me." "I'll do my best," I muttered meekly. "Then don't call me Gwen." "Right." I lit a cigarette and smoked It In melancholy silence. - "If I'm to help you I must see the paper," I suggested moodily. "Oh, no," she answered quickly, "Then how can I?" "I'll tell you," she promised me, "I I well, you see, Mr. Gray " "Never mind about Mr. Gray, go on," I commanded. "I I've been rather rather" Bhe hesitated and blushed. "I believe I know," I interpolated, " flirt." "Yes,", she said eagerly. "Not really one, you know, but " , 'You have been," I agreed, -waving aside the end of her sentence. "There's no doubt about that." "You're very unkind," she pro tested. "And the resolution was?" "Not to be," she muttered, scritt bllng on the paper. 1 "I see." " The silence fell again. Presently I Jerked my cigarette end Into the fire." "Gwen," I said, getting up. "It it's been a rlnnlnx year. I never enjoyed a Derby, an Eton and Har row, a Goodwood, or a Cowes, so much before." "The weather's been so lovely," she prevaricated. I treated the remark with con tempt. "D'you know why?" I asked her. "No," she said. "But I'm" "I'll tell you," I Interrupted, sit ting down on the sofa beside her. "Because I was with you." "It's very good of you to say so, Mr. Gray," she said politely. "I hope next year " "They'll oil be different," I said sourly. "All different and spoiled." "Why, does 'Old Moore' say It'll be wet?" she asked, dogearing the piece of paper. "It's only New Year's Eve, Gwen," I muttered. "The new resolutions don't don't start till to-morrow." Lady Gwen shook her head. "I'm In earnest, Mr. Gray." "And nothing I can say will alter you?" "Nothing," she said with an air of finality. There was a long pause before I propounded a conumdrum. "Can a woman flirt with her hus band?" 1 asked. "Of course not, "scoffed Lady Gwen unguardedly. "I see, Gwen; I'll never go to the Derby again." "Why not?" she queried, staring at me. "Nor Ascot, nor Henley; no, not even the Academy," I cried. "You've spoiled my life, Gwen." "I. Mr. Gray?" "Yes, you," I said, savagely. "1 was looking forward to another hap py year. Then to-day, at its very close the happiest year in all my life" "You're only twenty-eight," put in Lady Gwen. "I know," I cried, "and I may live to be ninety. Sixty-two more Derbys, sixty-two more " "I can't make you an exception," she paid, laughing. "If you've got a heart you would," I said, angrily. "No woman's got the right to have a beastly whim " "Mr. Gray!" "So it is a beastly whim. Just because you're tired of me " "You're very unkind," she mut tered, frowning, "and you aren't try ing to help one a bit." "I am," I protested, "but two blacks will never make a white. You're doing wrong, you're selfish " "Plesse," she begged. "No, I won't stop," I cried, Indig nantly. "It's all your own fault. You've brought it all upon yourself. I haven't a spark of sympathy for you. If you keep your resolution you'll be unkind to me. Unkind! What a word! You'll be simply drlv lng me to the deuce." "You're not helping me," she cried again. "I am. I'm trying to think out a way. Give me the paper, Gwen. In the dim ages I read for the bar; I might possibly be able to find some way out of the Impasse." Gwen looked at me doubtfully. "Promise you won't laugh," she con ditioned, "promise you you won't bring It up asalnst me afterwards." "Of course I won't," I assured her. "I'm simply your counsel in this mat ter." Slowly she surrendered the scrap of paper. I unrolled it. " 'Good resolutions," It Is headed," I read aloud. " 'Number one, not to flirt any more with Bob.' Gweu!" She blushed and dropped her eyes to her lap. "I told you I couldn't get out of it," she said in a low voice. For a moment I pondered. "But, Gwen!" I cried suddenly, "you you said you, couldn't flirt with a hus band." "I know, but" "Don't you see, Bob would would merge, as the lawyers say. Your marriage to me would repeal number one." Gwen looked at me, a smile on her flushed cheeks and in her bright eyes. "It's the only way, Gwen," I told her, exultlngly. "But but then number one will mean nothing," she faltered, dimp ling. "It will," I said sternly. "Any Judge and I'm ths Judge in future would read that clause to mean not to flirt at all.' " "Would he?" she murmured. I kissed her suddenly. "Be very careful, Gwen," I said sternly. "Num ber one has got to be kept." Up to now I caa safely say it has been. The Tatler. A rretty Kettle of Fish. When the patient called on his doc tor he found the good man in a state of great apprehension. "I've got all th symptoms of the disease you have," said the doctor. "I'm sure I hsve caught it from you." "What are you so scared about?" asked the patient. ' ' "Why, man," replied the doctor, "I don't think I can cure it." Ham per's Weekly. PISTACHE ICE CREAM. Blanch two ounces of plstache nuts as you would almonds, remove the skins, then pound to a paste in mortar. Add to a quart of vanll! cream, flavor with a little or. m flower water, then pack in Iceland salt. The plstache paste may be pur. chased at the confectioner's If prJ ferred. New York Telegram. CURRANT CAKE. Currant cake takes only a half cup of butter and one and a half cum wi oufeut, Milieu luuaL UD ruODeO. tO i cream. Beat two eggs Into the mix- I ture, and then add three-quarters of a cup of milk, one small nutmeg ! grated; one cup of currants which have been washed and dried, one and u nun cups vi nour ana two tea spoonfuls of baking powder. Tn flour and baking powder must b sifted together before adding them and the currants should be stirred la with the flour. New York Trlbuue. VEGETABLE DISH. Eoll sis or seven potatoes until they are mealy; mash them as smooth as possible, adding a couple of table spoons of butter, salt and pepper and enough hot milk to make them quite soft. Grate half a cupful of cheese and beat It into the mashed potatoes and then grate a thin layer of cheese over the top. Set in the oven until the cheese toasts, and serve. 'ine dish may be made by cuttlnr i the boiled potatoes into rather larg I j'v'.oi .1 juig. lata luenj into a baking dish and grate cheese over each layer of potatoes. Pour a thin cream dressing over all the layers. Grate a layer of chease oa top and brown. Boston Chef. SPIDER CORNCAKE. Beat two eggs and one-fourth cup sugar together. Then add one cup sweet milk, and ona cup of sour milk in which you have dissolved a tea spoonful soda, ndd a teaspoonful of salt. Then mix one and two-thirds cup of granulated cornmeal nnd one third cup flour with this. Put t spider or skillet on stove, and when it is hot melt In two tablespoonfals of butter, turn the spider so that the butter can run upon the sides of the pan. Pour in the corncake mixture nnd ndd one more cup of sweet milk, but do not stir afterwards. Put thii in the oven and bake from twenty to thirty-five minutes. When done there should be a streak of custard through it. Boston Post. Hints for the: ... 'H'OUSEKELEPERj If five or six potatoes are added to the sponge, the bread will keep moist much longer. To whiten clothes, put one tea syoonful of powdered borax in the rinsing water. Do not stretch table linen, but iron while damp and press until quite dry, otherwise It will be too limp. , Try dipping your pork chops and pork tenderloins in flour before frying them, and see how delicious they are. For Insomnia a glass of hot milk, or better still, hot malted milk, taken Just before retiring, will oftea bars the desired effect. A little raw linsesd oil rubbed upon a stove and stovepipe will prevent 1U rusting. Cover with stove polish sad polish in the old way. In poaching eggs, stir the water till It is whirling rapidly. Then drop your egg In quickly, and the edgei will be round and smooth. One woman, who does her on ironing, hag a high chair made for the purpose, in which she sits before the board while she is working. In darning curtains If the rent U large, take" a piece of an old curtain and patch the hoie with it, and tM damage will scarcely be noticed. Clean enameled bath tubs and mar ble wash bowls with kerosene, tfl rinse thoroughly with strong WW suds to remove the odor of the k'r0" scne. Handkerchief corners will more exactly if the handkerchiefs r( folded with the first create on a Hj with th'i wldthwlse threads of e linen. A candle may be made to fit candlestick, If dipped for mom into very hot water. This will so'1" the wax, and It can then be easi pushed in. Before sweeping a carpet, spring it with dampened salt. This quVkly gather up the dust, PrcVl11 lng It fromrislng, and will leave w carpet brltiit.