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VOLUAU3 7, NUMBEHiyo.0
The Political Olub In tho Amorlcan
colleges and milvcrsillcs Is to bo put
upon a practical basis. For several
years there lmvo.beon undergraduate
political organizations. THo campaign
of J800 and .1000 resulted In the foun
dation of "sound money" clubs in
many colleges, those being naturally
followed by groups of Bryan sympa
thizers. Hut In the last two or throo
years, during which period tho corrup
tion of politics has been so constantly
a feature of tho day's news, iton-par-tlsnn
bodies liuvo been formed under
the name of "City Government Olubs,"
or "Municipal uovornment uiuus," do
voted to the discussion of civic condi
tions and of ways and means of se
curing Improvement In conditions.
X'robably tho most important and
nourishing of these clubs Is tho Yale
City Government Olub. To this club
has fallen tho honor of inaugurating
an intercollegiate movement for civic
On December 8 Charles M. tfesup, a
member of the executive commlttco of
the College Men's Political Associa
tion of Now York, who has been idon
tilled with tho Jerome campaign, was
'nvlted to address this Yale club, and
to suggest some means for widening
the scope of the movement.
Mr. .Tesup advised that tho Yrt'.e
tlub send out a circular letter to ovory
college in tho country, inviting each
to form a city government club, and
foxplalnlng tho nature of the Yale club.
na suggested mat the membership bo
limited to fifty ugper classmen, The
four cardinal principles which should
bo tho basis of tho organization of each
club, were embodied in a simple plat
form which provided, first, that there
ohould bo absolute Independence of any
political nart.v: second, that thn mom-
ft w - -- -- --
ners snotuu incorm themselves Intel-
?2,600,000,000 on 2,000 gasworks,
waterworks, markets, tramways and
electric light undertakings.
It Is easy to convince ' Americans,
accustomed to looking upon our coun
try as a peace-loving nation, that the
military budgets abroad are draining
the Old World of its financial vitality.
It will astonish many citizens of the
united aiaies to learn (hat in the table
llgontly concerning national, stato, city, of relative military and , naval ex
nild town Ihhuoh l'nlnfltif n rwltw.lnlna rimiuna Innlnll.w. 41.. .. .
How to Fool a Lazy Liver
with Artificial Exercise
VERY serious Sickness has a small
And, In nine cases out of ten,
that beginning 13 made in tho
Constipation is tho beginning of niost dis
eases. It pave3 the way for all others.
Lack of exerciso, hasty eating, improper
food, are its first causes,-
Laziness, and postponement, permit it
to grow into Chronlo Constipation, which
means life-long Discomfort.
It Isn't necessary to bo slck-a-bed', you
'know, In order to be mighty uncomfortable,
Even a slight indigestion affects tho
nerves, dulte the mind, 'and obscures tho
merry sunshine of Life.
The time to adjust the Bowels Is tho very
Aiinute you suspect they need adjustment,
If your tongue is slightly coated,
If your breath is under suspicion,
If your head feels a trifle heavy or dull,
If digestion seems even a little slow,
If Heartburn, Belching, Colic or Rest-
Jessness begin to show themselves,
That's the tlmo to eat a Cascaret.
It acts as pleasantly as it tastes. It is as
congenial to your Bowels as It 13 to your
It stimulates the muscular llninp of the
Boweb and Intestines, so that they mechanl-
and town issues, relating to principles
ana canuiuutos; tnird, that tho mem
bers should declaro themselves for
honesty, competency, and glean gov
ernment, aiid as linnltorabfv onnoaod
to the antitheses of these, and, fourth.
mat the highest typo of true citizen
ship should bo stimulated.
After delivering this address at Yalo,
which resulted In tho adoption of his
plan, Mr. .Tesup continued to lntorest
himself In tho growth of the move
ment. Ho secured encourairincr and
commendatory letters to tho Yalo club
from Governor Hlggins, Governor
Cummins of Iowa, LIeut.-Gov. M. Linn
RrUce, Mayor McOlellan, Mayor Weav
er of rhlladelphla; Justice Harlan of
tho United States supremo court, Gen.
Horace Porter, Lyman J. Gage, State
Senator Everett Colbv of Now .Tnnmv.
Joseph H. Choato, Secretary Taft, Ja
cob H. Schlff, Herbert Parsons, the
City Club of New York, Chancellor
MacCrackon of Now York university,
President Charles Cuthbert Hall of
Union Theoloclcal Somlnnrv. tlm T
Vv. Thomas R. Sheer, Baron Speck von
Sternberg, tho Gorman ambassador;
n. Fulton Cutting, James B. Dili, J.
"Van A'ochten Olcott, Gustav H.
fccnwafo, and many others.
On Lincoln's birthday Mr. .Tesup ad
dressed the students of Now Vm-ir
university, arousing great enthusiasm.
'. hero wore also addresses at Araher3t,
Williams, Dartmouth, and Princeton,
at all of whieh Interest in the move
ment was shown. Mr. .Tesup expresses
confidence In tho success-of this effort;
to unite the colleges In civic work. Ho
believes that the number and import
ance of tho colleges already engaged
make a failure impossible. .
Delegates from Harvard, Yale,
Princeton, Columbia, Pennsylvania,
-Now York, North Carolina, Michigan,
Brown, Dartmouth, Williams, Am
herst, Vermont,, Tennessee, and Massa
chusetts 'Institute of Technology will
assemble in Now York in the near fu
ture to make the proposed inter-col-loglate
union an accomplished fact,
and will probably form a-federation
of club's.- New York Evening Post.
penses, including tho mima ni- tn
different countries for pensions, and
all amounting, as stated above, to
nearly two billion dollars, exclusive of
interest on national war debts, Amer
ica heads tho nnliimn
Tho latest figures are .$350,000,000
Jor the United States, $340,000,000 for
SL?rItu,11 $241,000,000 for Russia,
-Vd8,000,000 for Germany; and all this
in time of PeaceHarold Boice, in
cally extract nourishment from tho food and
drive out the waste.
The only way to have Cascarets ready to
use precisely when you need them i3 to
carry them constantly in your pocket, as
you do a Watch or a Lead pencil.
The ten cent box of Cascarets 13 niado
thin, flat, round-edged, and small, for. this
Be very careful to pet the eenulne. mfld
only by the Sterling Remedy Complny and
never sold In hulk t?. -u.i .S .
Even Egypt wants to be free.
Egyptian general assoniblv hnmi h
month of March by passing resolutions,
"""Wl umuiimousiy, demanding full
parliamentary institutions at tho ear
liest possible date, and powers for it
self, immediately 'to be conferred,
which would give tho assembly con
trol of tho financial and general ad
ministration of Egypt Besides, 'the
assembly demanded that Arabic should
be tho sole medium of instruction in all
government schools. What is to be
done with such ungrateful people? Tfie
reorganization of Egypt by Lord
Cromer la regarded as one of the most
illustrious triumphs of British imper
ialism, yet the Egyptians after twenty-five
years of the most perfect gov
ernment by aliens under the sun want
everything placed In their own hands
again. Such "childishness" plainly Ir
ritates the London Times. Why can't
people be sensible and love to be ruled
by a benevolent stranger from beyond
the frontier? Exchange.
WAR'S COST IN PEACE
n2 JTl.1,000' Jolm Burns member
of tho British cabinet, called attention
11 a speech at Manchester to tho fact
that in the past ten years England had
spent $2,500,000,000 in war. He stated
never sold in bulk. Everv tablet t Wrf 2 i J5?0 Umt it had taken
W All druggis " I iSo HZ lZ i?SL. JL 3
, - - ' "v" JIB IU SjJJUUU
Original poem read by Mr. W. St
Clair CreIghton"at Los Angeles ban
quet January 20, 1007.
Ye hearts of men with purpose high!
Yo hands of men with will to do!
Come, hold and feel the deathless tie
And bind. It round our soul anew!
Come, sing the hope, the prophecy
ui unaeuiea uemocracyl
Whore heart and brain, an hundred
Have helped the Truth, or killed" the
Wherever Faith with conquered fears,
Or struggling Right made heroes die,
There, there, O fair Democracy,
Thy sons fulfilled thy prophecy.
In senates wJiere our country's need
Invoked the patriot's purity,
On tribunes, whence the people heed
The Statesman's wise sincerity,
Thy Sons, O fair Democracy,
Fulfilled thy hope nnd prophecy. '
Deep in the scholar's happy, calm
Perusal of the world's beat lore:
Clear on the open, generous palm,
Whose touch still makes the world
Behold thy hope and prophecy
Fulfilled, O fair Democracy!
The dawn prophetic on your brow,
Ye men an hundred years ago, '
Is noonday light around us now;
Our noon fulfills your morning's
Fulfills your hope and prophecy,'
In undefiled Democracy.
But noonday suns make mornings
The newer skies in darkness lie,
Our hundred zenithed years prepare
Another dawn, Democracy,
A larger hope and prophecy
- For all the coming years to see.
Hail! Newer Age, come grasp our
And take the grip of truth today! .
Ye hearts of coming man expand -
To love Democracy ahvayk
HaiK An tue yea?s to come reply:
We're thine, O fair Democracy!
Delegate Flynn of Oklahoma tells
with great glee of a conversation that
took place between a Boston lady and
an Oklahoma man with reference to
things western. "' ' .
"1 take It, ma'anV' said the'. Okla
homa "that you've traveled corisid
erable in these parts." '-;'';
"Quite a good deal," answered the
Bostonlail. "As far west as Calffdr-"
nia and Nevada, and I've spent some
time in Arizona."
"Have vou ever seen tho flliurnirfrk-
Strip?" suddenly asked the Oklahoma,
Thereupon ensued a painful silenced
It was plainly to be seen that the Bos-
ton lady was much embarrassed. When; Vv
she had in a manner recovered her
composure, she observed: ' t ?"
"In the first place, sir, I consider
your query extremely rude, and in the
socoud place, you might have been
more refined In your language ,by ask
ing me If I had seen the Cherokee vdls
robo." Lippincott's. ' ,
CUT OFF LEG WITH BARLOW
A remarkable exhibition of. fortl-:.
tudo was given by v Marti 'Pulkkinden,'
twenty-three years' old, a Finnish,
miner in the Vesta Coal company's
mine at Calif orniaf Pa., today, when, ,-
after having his left leg badly mang
led, he commanded a fellowworkmaii
to amputate the injured limb with a' '
pen knife, and bore the pain and "ag-
ony while his companion hacked away
the mutiliated member. ;
Pulkkinden was working .. with a
cutting machine in a room far down '
In the mine. The young Finn was
operating the maphine, when he -alipped,
and his left leg was caught
and badly mangled. The injured leg
was held fast In -the machine, and as
soon as Pulkkinden learned that It
would take an hour to secure theVsorr
vices of- a physician he commanded
his helper to amputate the7 limb with
his pocket knife. The injured man
died late this afternoon. Pittsburg .
Dispatch to Chicago Inter-Ocean. ,
j-uuuic me -Lord, -
If today has Nsorrow
We can live In hope
Of a bright tomorrow!
And still find peace
wnen the storm Is hummihV
An' sweet release
In the good time comih'!
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