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VOLUME 10, NUMBER .ft'-
votes, Eliminate thein and the vote
received by Senator Lorime was less
than a majority of the vote cast. In
view of the fact that I appear to
jstand alone in the views herein ox
pressed, I make no recommendation
to the committee, but I do ask that
the members of tho committee not
members of tho sub-committee care
fully read all tho testimony before
forming an opinion."
Complying with tho recommenda-
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tion of President Taft as conveyed
In a special message, tho, senate
adopted a joint resolution nullifying
the action, of the constitutional con
vention at New. Mexico In fixing the
103d meridian of longitude as the
eastern boundary of that prospective
state. It also gives the president
power, In conjunction with Texas, to
re-establish tho lines run by J. H.
Clark In 1858 as the true boundary
between New Mexico and Texas. The
dispute is of long duration and grows
out of an error made by Clark in
making the 103d meridian. It was
Intended this meridian should consti
tute the dividing line, as he placed
it west of where it should have oeen.
National authorities, as well as those
of Texas, accepted it as accurate, but
New Mexico contended for tho more
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THE '.'DIGNITY" OF WAR
Hon. Jackson H. Ralston, our
agent at The Hague: Let it not be
said that I am inappreciative of the
dignity of war and of the importance
of the causes leading up to It. War
has no dignity. It offers a tragedy
and a farce. With the" tragic ele
ment we are all too familiar. With
the farce of it all we are less fa
miliar) for it is one of' those obvious
things so obvious and so accus
tomed that, like the movement of the.
earth around tho sun", eons of time
pass by without its realization. What
can be more farcial than that human
beings should be dressed up in gold
lace and waving plumes to go forth
to slay other human beings in waving
plumes and gold lace. Why should
bearskin shakos to be used to add
ferocity to their ensemble? Why
should the common people, whose
interest in the matter is nil, make
themselves food for powder, all for
the benefit of the few whose tinsel
decorations blind their own eyes and
those of the beholders? And why
should paTents who love their off
spring rush into opportunities of be
queathing to them legacies of na
tional poverty and debt as the result
of a display of passion on the part
of the fathers? And when all this
is the work of sentiment human be
ings, may we not wonder over their
effrontery in speaking of themselves
as reasoning creatures? Are nations
so rushing into conflict wiser than
the mad bull in the arena that- with
lowered head -dashes upon the sword
of the matador? ,May we not con
ceive of a real philosopher looking
down with, wondering and puzzled
contempt and amazement ,at our
bloody antics-over baubles?
For as vet we are but children nnd
have the ways of children. Between
the childish disputes, "It is," "it
isn't,1 or "I want to swing," "No, I
won't let you swinfc." and the avAr-
age difference between nations lead
ing to war, there is in essence no dis
tinction nothing save the age and
number of the disputants and the
consequent variance in the objects
which interest them. Relatively, the
contest is unchanged, and equally It
should be adjusted without killing
ana witnout tne slow sapping away
of lifo through taxation.
But if you tell me that such doc
trines as I have tried to set out are
opposed to patriotism, let me say to
you that patriotism' is not a fixed, but
a growing term. When the first Eng
lishmen planted themselves on the,
borders of Massachusetts Bay, their
patriotism was bounded, by the
fringes of woods concealing Indian
enemies. Later it meant, a nnnHni
sense of duty to those within the
widening boundaries of the" province.
Yet a few years, and with the birth
of a new nation, all who lived within
the bounds of the thirteen original
states were recognized as their broth
ers. Then, by leaps and bounds, it
came to pass that the teeming mil
lions of human beings from thtf At
lantic to the Pacific represented the
solidarity of the .country, and all
were recognized as brothers under a
common flag, and between such
brothers war was a crime, and all
troubles to be determined in a peace
But one step is left. We have to
reorganize the brotherhood of the
human race and the infinite crime of
blopdy contests between members of
a- common family. When the day of
such recognition arriyes we shall love
our immediate neighbors no less, and
for them reserve the special offices
that our finite strength limits us to
giving to the relatively few, while the
narrower features of the patriotism
of today will b swallowed up in a. V
broad .consideration of th'e rights of,
huirianity, and all men will be .broth
ers. Houston (Texas) Chronicle. -
THE ROAD TO DREAMLAND ;-r
Here at the foot of the stairs I wait-, -"
Every night for a laughing miss, a :;
Going round, with her airs sedate, " ""'Sk'fy.
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Just, like a pilot, erect I stand,
A pilot upon the bridge, it seems.
Waiting only her glad command . .
To sail away to the land of dreams.
A wonderful stairway it is we climb;,
Every step has a fairy name;
One is the Port of Summertime,.
One is the Land of Every Game,.
The landing that is the Place of .. ..:.
Kiss, '"''. --Ejr'-.-.
And there, we pause for a kiss, you . -"&
The price they charge at the gate of. " '.-i,..
bliss, - '
And all must pay who would in- . gfrfr
siae sec. -. -v.fl
Then down the hall we r'omD and run. f"
'Till at last she jumps on her llttlov.;: ;
bed, . l -.'' ';-
And off come her shoes, for the day '-'-.-?
is done, ' -- , ; ;' ;..
A few minutes more and her pray-' x-:p
erg are "said. ' ";. .' '-J".
Then I rack my brain and I strive "to ?v
tell - C,"V;
-a. jLUiijr otuijr duo nu.au. v, uouiu, - -.I'thr. .
Of a wonderful queen in a cockle
shell - - ' ' -'
Who rides on the back of the dodo .:
bird. . " . '!' :j;
X)t we drift away o'er'a golden sea",- " J
to an iBia.no. warm .. wubiu , ts?,-ir-;31-.
fairies are; '".' "- r-v41f
"Where "the. days are .sunny as the --.-'rr-
can .he -; ' . . ,'s V
' And .the. nights are never, wlthdut--;-&-""
a star, ... J - V.i ?
Where there is nothing to do 'but',. ,
play, , ' . . . "r""'
. And nothing to eat but chocolate '4-' "
creams,- - - -.'i 'f"' ,,
mt l i j. "r 11 - - - '' AF
'Till at last l sneniiy sup away
And leave her there in the Land of
-Detroit Free Press.
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UY A FARM IN CENTRAL MINNE3-,
sotaP pricos will surprise you: rood
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churches, neighbors, and riot least;
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WOULDN'T YOU LIKE AN IRRIGAT
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Windsor Place, St. Louis, Mo. .
480 -0L9RB, ALFALFA FARM; 150 :
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pECOS VALLEY .IRRIGATED LANDS
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A RKANSAS-.280 ACRE FARM IN
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