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TOUR MONET'S WORTH
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 36.
OMAHA, SUNDAY M0KX1XU, FEBRUARY 21, . -1000.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. ..'
CHILDREN'S WASH DRESS
ES. NEW SPRING STYLES
The clothing of little glrla la no perplexing
problem It you come to Bennett g. These of
ten neglected lines are strongly featured here.
The new Spring lines are now all J" and it a
refreshing to see the many cunning frocks for
ao little money. .
VOH GIKLS 8 to 14 years
We show many -styles In
percale, gingham, ' cham
. bray and Hydegrade Gala
tea; beautifully designed
Princess effects, French
dresses, and square cut,
short sleeve models, to be
worn with gulmpe, $1.25,
$1.75, $2.20, $2.50, $2.75
FOR CHILDREN 2 to 5
Years Are displayed Rus
sian blouses, French
dresses, and low. neck ef
fects, with full pleated
akirts, In percales, ging
hams, chambrays. In many
childlike styles and color
ings, 50c, 85c, $1.00, $1.25 .
White Goods All Kinds
In variety and completeness the hew lino "of
dainty white dress materials r nowhere excelled.
Materials for every ' purpose, bought, when markets '
were most favorable, and priced now at very Inviting ;
New India Llnons. .Bo, SHo, 10c, lic, iic, 80c, 85e'
, Now Persian Lawns. .10o,lHc 18a, lo, aso, SSo, 60c
New French Lawns 290,150, BOoSta, TBc
New Pearline Lawns.... i..SS, 3Qo, 60b, 6Bc
New Swiss Mull .SSo, SOo, SSo, 40c, BOo, goo
New Wash Chiffon 880, BOo, Too, 850
New Nainsooks lBHo, ISo, BOo, 80c
New Long Cloths. ...... .to, 100, lSHo, ISo, SOo, SSo
' Now Madras Waletlns. ........ .1SH, 19 a, SSo, SOo
V New Dimities 100, 18He, ISO, BOc, SSo, SOo
i New Dotted SwIm ISc, SOo, SSo, SOo
t. New Fancy Walstlngs 19V&0, ISO, ISo, SSo
New Kmb'd Walstlngs. . . .8Ho, BOo, SBo, 7 Bo, SSo, 81.00
Domestic Dry Goods
at good round savings tnr Monday shoppers.
It-Inch bleached RVkc Muslin at, yard.... So
Pillow Canes, slse 4fix3. 124c quality .. .o
Bleached Bhee.tlng. 1 yds. wide, liifco qual
1'nhlenrhed Sheetings, 214 yds. wide. 28c
Blue Hhlrtlng for work shirts, 18c quality,
Sllkoilne. new patterns, ISc quality ... .8 V0
i I -a it ii ii
I ORDER COAL MONDAY lOO (Iwn Stamps
with each ton any kind..
New . Dress Ginghams
100 pieces new 1909 styles ginghams,
beautiful goodst equal to most 7
10c and 11 He kinds, yd C
Tln.st Madras Beautiful silk mixed styles,
very exquisite patterns, finest S5o qunllty
ror skirts, waists, dresses, etc..
Intest 190 effects, per' yard.
25,000 Yds. New Silks Astoundingly Underpriced
Western Merchandising never knew greater silk sales. Dennett's buyers Just bark from New York
amazing price concession. We look for at spontaneous outpouring of shoppers tomorrow. New silks were
closed deals for Immense lot ttt newest silks' at
never offered at better or more- genuine bargains:
Two startling bargains in genuine Imported Shan
tuing Pongees. 26 and 33 Inches wide. Much sup
erior to the domestic lines selling at about same
prices, best $1.60 and $1.00 lines, Aftst
at 8c and UU L
Extra fine 36-Inch black Italian Taffeta, a heavy
. brilliant silk that carries with It a binding guar
antee for service. Positively the finest
$1.35 silk on cny counter, at
,-$1.50 SILKS 69c-
One tremendous lot of choice new Mescalines,
Foulards, Pongees and Taffetas, In a world of
exquisite designs and colorings. Quality sim
ply unsurpassed at $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50.
Stunning 27-inch silks for waists, princess,
frocks, jumpers, etc., colors old rose, green,
new blues, new tans. Wistaria,
Catawabas, etc., every- Cajf HM
thing that Is new, val- f 0 df
ues to $1.50, at per Jf
$1 Silks 49c
Think of It! New silks at half. 6,000 yards fane
plain Taffetas; also black or blue and 'white
checks, silks for every purpose, worth
$1.00, at ...!
Tailored Satin Waists
Black Silk Voile
High Erade Imported goods, from New York com
mission house, wide double fold, pure silk voile,
extremely fine in texture and actually
$1.50 value, black only;, on sale. at.
Charming new messallne satin, waists aye. fca- ,.
tured tomorrpw. They are fashion's newest'
whim: made with wide pleats and self-covered
buttons for a trimming; high stock rollar and
tie. Colors, tray, rose, brown,
green, taupe, champagne, also
black and white
Llngerl Waists The early February ' showing Is
wonderfully well assorted, prettiest -waist we ever
had il-aS, 88.88, 83.00, 3.78 to 8300
vv iv v w a aw a am u vs.
New Linen Walatlnga. . . ...Mo, BOo, SSo, Too
Third Floor Specials
Carpet Sweeper Blsaell and National makes.
$2.25 and $2.50 kinds, at. J . :$1.S9
Linoleum Remnants Room lengths, tip to 85c
goods, per square yard.'. . .'. . . .-. . ; .-.".'.394
Matting Remnants Jap . and Chips, up rto 10
yrd lengths, values td '45,'at; yd .Y,'!. 10
Rirbrx'rKloor.Mt,a--,lSaJ0. lncht jegwlar -$1.00
value . . .,... Kntft
Carpet' ReitmanU All "wool, "'half 'wool' ano
ygranlte Ingrains, values to 80c, at,' yard. '.25
. Second 'T166V " '
Continuing again this week, by request,
1 our special "one-fifth off offer, for pic-
turo framing ore ers (
all week. . .
The woman interested in spring
attire serves her best interests
by coming direct to Bennett's.
There's a combination of high
class exclusive styles, superior
tailoring and . moderation in
price nowhere else so manifest.
The new materials are light
weight' serges and worsteds,'
. plain and fancy, and the color
range embraces the newest
shades, ashes of roses, taupe
green, greys and all the staple
colorings, also vari- .
ety of white serge , . t
, suitsall at:'. ......... VV
Satin "Jumper Frocks 'ate very' effect1
ivelfc worn. Neat,, 'drqsay aad...ex-:
tremely fashionable. Have them In
brown, p green, navy, wisteria and
-black ", is .. .' 1 ... .$1.50
nroadcloth Frocka Stylish one-piece
, models In the - beat colorlnga; care- '
fully tailored and tastefully trimmed
with a touch of ' Persian ' trimming.
These are $25 values, at. . .$15.00
tine-Piece House Dresses), open all way
down front; in blue, plain or checked
ginghams, with border' trimming,
very trim and neat .2.50 .
:: ' :
Monday Dress Goods Event'
A purchase of a big collection of beautiful new 54 and 56-inch
Suitings, in plain and fancy colorings, worth to $2,00 j phan
tom stripe serges, panamas, etc.; worth $1.50, in
' every wanted color, Monday, vard. . . . . . . .' ; . .uOC
. ; : : 1 o
Dress Trimmings---TWo Big Sales
A large line of dainty new Persian
designs and filet bands , to blend
nicely with most all shades. These
are exquisite garnishments for
evening gowns, etc., AQi
values $1.50 to $2, yard.. fiOC
Narrow Braids A collection of
pretty efficts especially desirable
for children's dresses. Can match
, nearl. wiy color. Mostly all. fancy
. dcrlsns. worth 28c, , 4 f
on Bale, at X UC
14 K GOLD
Bent Fountain Pnstnade In America. Prices
n mere fraction of actual worth.
Large No. G Business
Men's Fountain Pen,
regular $6.00 value,
for ; ..91.50
Sterling Silver Filigree
Pen. No. 4 siie, reg-
. ular retail price $5.00'
at each ... 81.48
No. 4 Gold Band Pen,
. 20 . year guarantee,
regular $3.50 Pens,
No. -4' Full .Mounted
Gold Filigree Barrol
Pens, regular $8.00
value, at . . 83.50
No. 4 n'.aln 14-k Gold Pen, sells usually for
$2.50, special, at . $1.00
Monday's greatest bargain second shipment $1.00 and $1.25
Allover Embroideries for waists, dresses, sleeves, yokes, etc.,
: Deautirui open' ana oima, patterns j.wnjie the "rot pzfL. 1
lasts, on sale at, yard. . . . . . ... . . . . . s . . ... ,:. . , , . . V l
Smart New Spring Footweaf;
. , . . . . . , . ... . ,
The advance guard of the spring fashions in women's footwear lias
arrived. The department abounds In dainty new creations for women. All
the ultra modish novelties aa well as the always wanted staple line ' are
well represented. : Quality at llennett's is never lacking, while price is no- ,
Where else so reasonable..
W feature for Monday Aakl Strap
Pumps. There's a ri'iirescntatu e
showing of black nueden,. Jjatmil colt
and gun metal, with extension soles.
t,iKe Quality is everywhere
brlced at $5.00; our
' price..-.. :..
niark Suede Ilutton Shoe are in
hiih favor. We show dressy, new
effects,, with extension soles and
rivet buttons, The usual $6 L'lnds
for ...... 84.00
Bennett's Big Grocery
...SSo and 30 Stamps.
. .-.VOo and GO Btampa
Durnhani's.Sc Clam Chowdor. 18H9 . .-.
Golden Coffee, pound.
Ttiy'a Sunflower Tea, b... ,
, ,40c and 20 Stamps
.03 and Id Stamps
. .80 .
, .95e and 10 Stamps
, .BOo and 10 Htampa
, -lOo and 10 Stamps
Kvnp. Blaqk Itat.iberries, lb. . . .
- pomeroy Corn, 8 cans . r.: . ;
'Hartley's Marmaladd, Jnr.....
Capitol Mines Meat. J plcgs....
Peanut Butter, 2 jars
, BUM Jfcarax Ptaroh,- pkr
Capitol Was Beans, ISo quallty.lOo
Cleaned Curmnta. 8 lbs. .... . . . .SBa
Chooolate.Menler, sweet, 4-lb.,.18o and 10 Stamps
Efg-O-Se. 4 pkRS. for 8So
, Bdd malsbui Whits nibbon brand, regular lOo
lb., at. two VuL -fea-. . . . . : 1M
' Dennett's Excelsior Flour, sk., 91.70 ami 60 Btampa
Rub-No-More Wash Powder,. , x
alx for . . .fl&o-and 20 Stamps
. Topk and Beans. "Beat We Have," i
t8c cans, two for. 83o
Diamond Crj-stal Table Salt 10 and 10 Stamps
. Hiarmanrt'a tickles, lirgo bot.. .BOo and 10 Stamps
Japan Klce, 10c iuality. 4 lbs., 8 So
ftLCIUM COLD FOR COEO
Swecpinj Monetary Eeform to
; . Iatrddnced by Government.
jJABTEIt CASH REPLACED BY COIN
Vllliaaa- Wilt Be Wfde4 f Ieral
; Tr-'rtlnpj and TrBI Btwa
' r.iloajr and Belalaoa
' X13, Feb. .-(Bpeclal.)-Ona of
.. problems wlikch faces Belgium
n' W .t'at It has assumed control of the
V t'vrjo, l the introduction of adequate
' coney supply Into the African dependency.
' King Xeopold endowed the. Congo with a
Magrnlflcent monetary system on paper. IJe
established a gold standard, but minted
i o gold coin, and excepting the currency
; W, ade from Vrass Wire, he put very little
money of any sort in circulation. .
Belgium promises to change the Congo
pnxtdure; . to make the money system a
reality and put as much money aa la
'newled In circulation in ita new colony.
That is a bold promise, (or cash amount-
'ing to many millions Is needed.
The natlvea know what money is. They
have never . been without a currency of
frnne sort? These' savages are no fools.
They unlersnd tle 1fw made by the white
'join. They know that :nler it cash pay-n-ents
of the government tax will secure
their personal liberty to them, and that
libmtv tUey are determined to have, even
l('thef mv'et'woric for It. When King Leo.
fold transfrrred the Congo sovereignty to
Belgium the money in circulation, tnclud
rg binknMes,' silver, nickel and copper.
Ixe fce value et t3r7.MO.
l.ack ( IlaitrT llladrrs Trade.
This money, cktd out by Kngllsh g.ld,
which the stata accepted aa legal tender,
was not Slwaya sufficient for the needs tf
trader la their dealings with the' state.
The, government offlciala la the, Congo in
sist gn all payment for carriage aa well
as 'dues being made la Congon coin or
sovereigns. At times there Is not enough
of stirh oolnage to be found In Boms and
ir ore than onee th governor of the Congo
l:a had to interfere in order to prevent a
money crisis and orUer the official t ac
cept French money, easily obtainable from
the French Congo on the other side of the
great African river. As a rule, however,
foreign ooin hes been kept out of the
Congo.: If it is still to be kept out the Bel
gian mint mil be busy for a long time to
Putting the needs of trader aside, the
poO.OuO or so left In the Congo by King Leo
pold wlH hardly be a drop In the bucket
when the government payday comes round.
The payrell of the Belgian -Colonial ofrice
la enormous. The Department of Agricul
ture employ 10,000 native workmen; there
are 14.0U8 natlvea in the public force, 4.0
sels and waterways, and there are' other
great .departments served by multitude of
. Balk of Expense 1st Services.
From- a careful analyals of the Congo
budget it appear! that tt.41 per cent of ttu
ordinary expenses of the states comes, un
der the- head of what have been called
"services from which the blacka derive at
least, partlalutlllty." These "services" are
those in which the natives work and draw,
par the national domain, for sxample. the
working of which cost the state over 81,200,
000 in 1K6, while the natives were still labor
ing on it under compulsion of the labor tax,
and. paid In kind; the public force, which
costs H. 100.000, and the naval service, which
costs over 8400,000.
From the .foundation of the atate in 1908,
Its total outlay, exclusive of extraordinary
expenditure, amounted to 73.91,931. 20. Of
this aura over 849,200,000 was paid to th na
tives, or expended on work of immediate
benefit to them. Tills waa the actual eoet
In cash to the atate. The cash was spent
Is part on trade goods with which to pay
wages, but, though the money did not re
main in the Congo, the state ha had to
pay that sum for the upkeep of the colony,
and Belgium will have similar payments to
make in the future. . ,
Perallar ' Uses for Coin..
It will require an Immense amount of coin
to meet these expenses year after year In
cash, for the natives ' withdraw a huge
amount of money from circulation to turn
it to some uses which civilisation finds
hardly necessary, such aa burying It with
chiefs; or to otheis which civilisation thinks
crude, as, for example, decorating noaes,
ears, arma and legs with it.
It I probable that the tear of the great
drain ' which wouKl be caused by the con
tinual disappearance of coin from currency
was a cause which led King Leopold's gov
ernment to continue the truck system of
payment for so many years. The existence
of this danger was proved by the manner
In which the native used the money made
from brass wire. They bent the mltakoa
Into rings and the ostentatloua rich covered
themselves with them to such an extent
that their limbs became extended and their
necks stretched up to almost twice their or
dinary alse. -v
Slave were the gold standard of the na
tives for years. There waa continual deal
ing in slsves everywhere in the Congo for
home use, aa well as for export; and by
retail, in small portions, ss well aa whole
sale It was a common thing to have Jive
slaves brought to market and sold piece
meal, limb by limb, to different buyers.
, Whites Establish Gin Standard.
The white traders, who were settled In
central Africa before the foundation of
the Congo state, did not interfere with the
rlivo trade, but they set up an abominable
money atandard of their owu, one la which
bottle of gin took tho place of coin.
Th representative of the N'etheiUnd
explained this, and defended It at the
conference of Berlin. "The aale of drink,"
to Interfere with, the aale of gin, but It
haa since been stamped out.
Protestant missionaries seem " to have
been the first who sought to rale the na
tive by mean of trade. They acted an
the natives' love of chatter and' traffic.
Their- plan waa that of -barter. They
opened store and bartered native cloth,
bead,' brats rods, knives and all aorta of
trade goods for building materials, food
and, generally, for whatever th natives
had to aell of value. ."A dirty business,"
aid Mrs. Orattan Guinness, who saw it
practiced in Its commencement," "but one
the. natlvea themselves thoroughly enjoy."
Big settlements sprang up around th
mission stations and the missionaries' trade"
with the natlvea grew large. . Agent of
rubber companies also traded largely, and
daxxling profit were drawn from dealing
in truck and by mean of the brass wire
currency.' These dealings were never de
clared illegal, and to the present moment
there, are localities In which', they are
continued with huge profit to the traders.
Th profits of one of the Independent
trading companies, the Kasal, amounted
to 82,000.000, net.. In IV.
' Leopold'a Labor Scheme. .
King Leopold explained. In the official
publications of the state, that hla plan
waa' one "to Inoculate the taste for work
Into the native" by forcing them to labor
for ao many hours a month, chiefly on
the ' crown land collecting rubber, and
paying them for their labor. From thla
plan there developed th famous Congo
system. Vnder it no money passed hand
until recently.' Labor waa obligatory on the
native aa a tax; the payment or reward to
them wa paid In kind. The ayatrm waa
changed in 1908. when it waa decreed that
only one tax should be imposed on the
natives, that that tax ahould be atated and
payable In cash, that it might be a low a
$1.20 a year, and that It ahould never be
higher than $4.80.
The latest trsveler In tho Congo, M.
Emlle Vanderveldc. leader of th Belgian
aociallsts, writing from th Congo in Sep
tember, 1908, describes how, In the last year
of King Leopold s Congo sovereignty, "at
the Inatance of mlsatonarlea and other,"
the state "finally decided to renounce rub
ber and Introduce the tax in cash money."
The reports of the foreign consuls bear
out the atatementa of the Belgian socialise.
The natlvea are working hard and clamor
ing for cash payments. In return fof the
rich exports from the Congo ta its mother
country Belgium must scatter gold over its
expectant colony. - r :
MALCOLM K. DOUGLAS.
TRAINING YOUTH FOR WAR
England Works Out Flan to Balk
FLAY BEINGS CRISIS TO HEAD
Presented at Time England Wa
Worried A boat National- -Defense,
, Da Mssrler's Production
Canaes Quick Action.
Chicago as n tat Baaporlna.
A recent press dispatch from Washington
told of a plan to ahlp 8.000 cats from Chi
cago to Japan to assist in preventing
plague by exterminating a- large part of
the rat population. But Chlcag cat spe
cialists doubt the city' ability to provide
any auch number aa Japan seem to need.
One dealer, who recently sent 100 tabbies
to New Orleana, declare that to obtain
1.000 la ' impossible. "I had an order for
6 fata," he says. "I advertised widely
he said, "waa notably established In com-
aattv are employed recularly aa tha rail- I merciaj feag. according to which spirits I d i' aaoU I oould get waa u. Thus It
wsr works, iq th shipyards at Leopold- I represented money la a way, en wer I woukI seem to o i rraiia ro aathar I.OuO
hi. .!. ,tt ntlva in .ntinil man I the nrlnclnal Instruments of exchanse lnirals.,n 1 nicsgo. It tnr J a pa V
...... - - - i - - - I them get them In arnall plat
thousand ar engaged, on th atate vea- J the Congo basin." Th conference refused t.lty i. uo Bica la corral them.'
LONDOV. Feb. 20.-(8peclat.)-One rather
poorly written play hak 'done for England
what years of agitation by Its greatest
generals and its most far-stghte.1 public
men haa failed to do. Or, perhaps, K is
fairer to uy . that the play has crowned
the work of the eminent sltaior and
haa brought horn to the English people In
concrete form the terrible danger to which
they are exposed as a result of their mili
The, play Is entitled "An' Englishman'
Home." It is th work of Major Du Mau-
Lrler, an officer now serving in South Af
rica, eldest son of the late deorge Du
Mauiier, author of "Trilby." and a brother
of Oerald Du Maurlir, the well known
English actor, but owing to the army
regulations which forbid an officer on th
active Hat from engaging, in any other oc
cupation than aoldici lig. the author U re
ferred to merely aa "A. Patriot."
The play, haa come at the paycholsjlca!
moment when all ngluitd I ta kl,
about the problem of ga:.onal defense, ana
H haa caught the national Imagination a-v
spite Its crudeness. U Ii impossible lo buy
a seat at the theater at which it is being
produced 1n London,' for two month uiiead
and arrangements ar being hurried 1ji
ward for producing It lmultaneLUnly at
another. London theater, iiore than a doaen
touring companies are already bting or
ganised to take it to. th ' provinces, and
the War office authorities are negotlatluj
with the producer to und companies - to
every town and village In the cauntiy to
wake up th people tQ th danger to which
the country Is exposed by. their apathy.
Play Deals with Invasion.
The theme of the play Is a very simple
one. It deals with an imaginary invasion
of England by the force of the "Lav"
of the North," but there is very little .
tempt to disguise th ' fact that (Jenuajy
la th Invader. Th volunteer tore on
which England must depend to repel an
tnvder if the regular army 1' angagsd
elsewhere, and Ihe enemy has managed to
elude the fleet and effect a landing, breaks
down hopelessly and In th end a repeot.
able British householder 1 ruthlessly shot
by tba enemy's soldier because, being a
civilian' he ha picked up a rifle to defend
hla own house from attack. -
The whole aeciet of th popularity of tho
play la that It deplete on th stage the con
dition of thing which Lord Roberts. Eng.
land'a greatest living general, and a host
of other military and public men, have
been trying to depict on the pisiform. As
suming that the regular army ' should be
engaged abroad and a German army ahould
manage to, 'evade the fleet, which la said
to be ' by no means Impossible. England
would be at the mercy of ita enemy. About
nine monti.j ago Mr. Ilaidane, .the minister
for war, worked out an excellent aoheme
under which the territorial army wa es
tablished. This Is organized on a volun
tary basts for home defense, and the cs
tabllshment asked for was 300,000 men. Only
2O0.C00 men have come forward, and it is
admitted that even 300,000 would.be alto
gether Inadequate for the purpose for which
the army is Intended.
Territorial Army. Unpopular.
The fallur of 'the territorial . army is
largely due to' two facta. One Is that the
average young Briton does not take kindly
to soldiering. He 1 wrapped up In sport,
and anything, even buslnesa, which Inter
ferea with Ills watching cricket and foot
ball games and occasionally playing thorn
Is of secondary importance In his eyes.
The .second reason Is that his employers ob
ject to his being taken away for a month
or ao every year when the territorial army
Is undergoing Its Jtrslning in camp, and
have discouraged volunteering. , i
The employers, however, are fully , alive
to the need of an adequate home defense
army and they are pretty well agreed that
there would be no objection-to soldiering
If everyone had to do his, snare of it. Then,
they declare, the employer who allowed and
encouraged his men to train for th "de
fense of their country would not he placed
at a disadvantage In competition with those
who refused tq allow their men the neces
sary time for training! '
There 1 an alternative which has been
preached by the soldiers for more than a
year, and which I am In u position to atate
is approved by the War office authorities,
although they tsve not felt It to be politic
to declare themselves openly. "Service for
all" is coming In England within a few
yeara In spite cf the oproflt'on of the so
cialists and extreme radicals vho see in
"conscription." as they call it. a dangerous
fore leading toward extreme militarism
on the German model.
No Conscript Ion In Scheme.
The scheme whkh litis beta fully worked
out for universal training U very differ
ent, however, from the method of con.
crlptkn adopted by most' countries on
the umtlnent. Under the new English
acherne, no one. except those phyalcaUy
unfit for soldiering, will be exempt, and
the ytung men wl.l not be takeu away
from thtir bualners for two or three years
Just st the time when they should be re
ceiving their most valuable business train
ing. it Is proosed to start with the boys
In schojl, when they ar about 10 yeara
old. They will be drilled and taught to
hoot with miniature rifle, graduating to
the service arm aa they Increase In. bodily
strength. At the age of 18 they will ra
Into th territorial army and will be com
pelled to spend shout four month every
year In camp or barracks for three year
and to perform a certain number of even
ing drills' during the period when they
are not with the colors. For the follow
ing three year they will have to spend
a fortnight In camp every year and keep
nnamaasawMainaiitiinihr 1 1 . l ii iiiianaiitm ism main i
Plenty qf winter weather ahead of us.
Prp pare and buy your coal Monday. ,
, See the offer below. x
"The Best "That
For range usnut;
for heater or, fur.
nace use lump.
S. & H.
Superior to any
coal at similar
up tbelr rifle shooting and drilling. After
that Ihey will paas .Into a first resfrv
ind will be liable to Jl.nt c 1 In the event
qf an emergency ur.tij tl.e'aa of W, aftei
whii h they 111 f.irrnpart of the HPCjni
reserve ts Prj ss the" re phvrllv fit
Half Million Flr, Venr.
It 1 estimated that alter tie fi.r.u'loj.
yeara of thla plan" the lenltWlAl a:m,
will have" 400.000 mrn on' it . active Hat
and 15u,0io' additional . recruits'" undergoing
their first tour months' t--fining. Thla
would be the average a'rength. of the' ter
ritorial orce, but tell in J It would re the
first teserve of OX ,(00 'h en and behind
that an Indefinite lumber of efficient
men in the second recurve. Th annual
coat of the scheme estimated at abiut
,0C 3,000, whiih Is trrla.nly cheap Its an
Insurance against lpJl-.n u.:d against
th scares which constantly up t business
under present condiu. Anrtner strong
point in favor of the sehfiiie Is the tffee.
It would have on'.th phyilque of the
British people. whci has bren deterio
rating so rapidly of late years that th
War office has been compelled lo reduce
I he minimum height for , recruit for th
regular army by two Inch In five yeara
Th regular army would not be touched
under the new scheme, for the Idea of
th territorial army' I that It hall be
wholly for home defease. England must
always have a large profeealonal army
recruited voluntarily aj a long-service
baatav for aervic ever seas. In It coi
onl.s and - depend.! and for foreign
Ing ail t:.o men it needs for this service.
What It needs anirwharit 1a going to have'
! a nation In arras to. defend it against
. ' ' - ' ' '
-. ' Mire fcavea Drowning? Colt.,'
A b!ooid l-.n Ing mare, owned by Oearge '
Lt'lper.of Chrs.er, pa., exhibited the strpng '.
mother Ipsilnct when she rescued frem a
quarry hole her 4-year-old poll on Sunday.
Tho mate and colt were being taken to
water from the' stable on Ielper'a farm,
near Eddyctone, when th younger animal
daV.ied oft in the direction of the giovrr
and before It could be headed off ad
fallen down the embankment.
' breaking away from the man who held
her by the halter, the mare dashed after
the colt, and after peering down Into the
abyss and seeing her fll.y struggling in
the wster. Lotted down to the edge of the
pool, and taking' the colt's mane between
her t.et.'i, pul ed her ' offspring out upon
the embankment. The colt would have
drowned bad It remained In the water a
few minute longer. 1'liiladelphla Record.
I Kails of Travelers.
Tl:e Philadelphia Record recently quoted
an observant atreet ear conductor , to tlie
r'fp't that the right hand seals are always
ft U-d f li at. lie could not account for this
except on the theory that as most per
sons are right handed and accustomed to
turning to the right. It might be simply
force of habit. "There la another prob
able reason which he did not think ef."
say "Th Record." "It Is generally be
lieved that the right aids of a car la safer.
An old traveller once said to the writer:
'In travelling always sit in the middle of
a ear and on the rlaht hand side. The
middle Is safer than the ends In a collision
and the right aide Is not likely to be 'sulo-
wiped by projecting objects on trains
wars. It never has any difficulty In find- nt un" v"i,icW M" Hh adja-
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