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t , ... 43.0C0 17 42,160
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changed aa often aa requested.
' The more that situation at Nicara
gua is strained the clearer it becomes.
Justice, when equal scales she holds,
need not be blind to the false weights
of the sugar ring-
Implement dealers putting up the
price of the plow seek a share of the
, Another college president has deter
mined to regulate the doings of Cupid.
His finish is in plain sight.
It is apparently the painful but
necessary duty of Uncle Sara to show
Zelaya that his ruse is no use.
Having been sent back . to prison,
Albert Patrick must be convinced that
he is not as dead as be pleaded.
The best seller In literature nejtt
week will be from the pen of that pop
ular author, William Howard Tart.
Stealing the hinges from the New
Orleans tombs Is about on a par with
the theft of pennies from a dead man's
If the weather man hopes to get on
the good list with dear old Santa Claus
he had better get hold of another spout
In saving from fire ' a Wisconsin
town's chief features, buttermilk has
again demonstrated its value for the
complexion. " .
Will advocates of a sane Fourth con
sider that their cause 'has been ad
vanced by the selection of that date for
the championship fight?
Disappearance of sugar ring wit
nesses and documentary evidence Is
likely to prove a trial to those planning
the trial of the malefactors.
Governor Shallenberger Is making
one .record, at least. He Is spending
more of the state's money for railroad
fare than any other governor.
In bis latest poem, which he has
been frank enough to label a "Night
mare," the English poet Noyes seems
to have written up to his name.
When we. all own airships nobody
will car.e how long the cloudy days con
tinue, for In his aeroplane the citizen
can take his family up to the healthful
sunshine tone above the smoke and
The patriotic members of an order
that commemorates the birth of this
nation who couldn't slug the national
anthem without words or music ought
to slip quietly off somewhere and prac
If tbe late senator from Sarpy would
only be as voluble la explanation as he
is in attack the public might get the
inside of the row among the members
of the State Board of Control. There
is still plenty of time.
Corporations are not crowding the
county treasurer's office in their eager
ness to pay tbe new tax. It is much
easier to wait for the court's decision
than It Is to get the money back after
tbe county bas once gotten hold of It.
The .StateNormal board may find
ome difficulty in carrying out tbe pro
visions of the act of tbe legislature pro
viding for the purchase of the Wayne
Normal school. If it succeeds in buy
log the school for loss than tbe amount
appropriated it will establish a prsce
leut for NebraAr
The advantage of trade agreements
is strikingly manifested in the wage
disputes now engaging the attention of
the railroads. A crisis Impends on the
eastern lines, and it Is barely possible
that ultimately a strike may result, but
In the meantime the compact between
the companies and the Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen serves as a stay of
hostilities, and the publlo Is spared
precipitate action which would de
moralize traffic. In the case of the
northern switchmen no such agree
ment obtained and a conflict was en
gendered which has dealt a staggering
blow t9 commerce at the height of the
busiest of seasons.
Before the day of trade agreements
strikes were common, In many cases
unreasonable, in all coses costly. The
human problem has seldom arisen,
however, that contrary sides could not
talk over, and when a deadlock results
arbitration Is usually possible. Based
on a policy of mutual adjustment, the
trade agreement has come to be the
modern way of rationally avoiding the
inconvenience and loss attending all
Industrial warfare, and It would seem
to be a part of wise administration of
large Interests to Join In the policy of
obviating difficulties from which busi
ness concerns and the public suffer.
Shining examples of the benefits de
rived from trade agreements are af
forded by the newspaper printing and
publishing world, where strikes have
been mede practically Impossible
through the general adoption of the
arbitration policy. What has been ac
eompllshed so notably among the
newspapers could Just as readily be
maintained In all public service cor
porations. The Policyholder's: Safeguard.
Whether or not the advent of Mr.
Morgan and his associates in the af
fairs of the Equitable Life Assurance
spciety presages the complete mutual
lzatlon of that concern, in one thing
the policyholders are secure, and that
is In the safeguarding of their inter
ests. The time has gone by when any
syndicate of moneyed men could juggle
the vast assets of such an Institution
for their selfish purposes and at the
expense of the common people. The
as a result of tbe insurance scandals
of a few years ago instituted such com
plete reforms that every policyholder
may now view with equanimity any
change of management, knowing that
not only tne state, dui aiso tneir own
representatives are closely supervising
This is entirely as it should be, for
nothing more vitally concerns the citi
zen than the investment "of his pre
miums in life insurance. , The poor
man's policy is his chief asset against
want, for bis widow and children,
and under existing conditions no
serious trespass can be accom
plished against the interests of
those who pay the premiums. In
tbe particular case of the Equitable,
very step is subject to the control of
the voting trust of1 the policyholders,
who would be instant to detect any
possible menace to their rights in the
attempt of new millions to Invest in
the dominant stock holdings. Should
there be any lack of confidence on the
part of anyone, he would have only to
apply to the policyholders trust, which.
has yet to pass upon the reported
transfer of stock.
Warships on the Lakes.
More perturbation than seems to be
warranted bas been shown by the Can
adians in their House of Commons at
Ottawa over the matter of warships on
the great lakes. In a mild way the
scare stirred up may be likened to that
reported from London over the activity
of the Germans, with the exception
that the prospect of this country's con
templating any hostile attitude toward
Canada is more absurd than In the case
Under the terms of tbe Rush-Dagot
treaty of 1817, both the United States
and Canada agreed that the number of
war vessels on the great lakes hould
be restricted to four apiece, not exceed
ing 100 tons burden each, and armed
with only eighteen-pound cannon. It
has Just been pointed out in the Com
mons that this treaty' virtually bas
been broken, and the Canadians are re
ported as startled with the discovery
that we now have on the waters of our
international boundary ten war vessels,
with a total force of over 600 men and
officers, having an aggregate armament
of over seventy guns and a tonnage of
The comment of George E. Foster,
ex-minister of finance, that in case of
difficulties the United States was
thereby In a position to control lake
shipping and population without
mercy, inasmuch as Canada bas no
armed vessel, drew forth tbe further
disclosure that the Individual states
bordering on the lakes had nearly
2,000 trained naval reservists who
were available at an hour's notice.
Inasmuch as all these forces are
merely a part of the national scheme
for developing naval reserves at con
venient Inland points instead of Bend
ing the youths to the coast, it would
seem that our northern neighbor is
unduly agitated. Tbe United States is
Just as earnestly desirous of avoiding
the possibility of clash on the lakes as
Is Canada, and bas bad no lntenilon of
engaging in any race for armaments
along tbe border. Every step taken in
the development of our training sta
tions on the lakes has been with the
full accord of tbe Canadian govern
ment, which is fully aware that if this
country desired to take any advantage
of its superior resources and establish
a war fleet on those waters It would
have only to nctlfy Cauatta of its in
tention and terminate tbe treaty, which
n be done on six months' notice, ac
rding to the terms of the conven
or It is to Canada's advantace that
e agreement be maintained, and in
continuing it the United States is dem
onstrating that it Is the best of neigh
bors. Heading; Off a Scandal.
The prompt and vigorous action
taken by Auditor Barton In dealing
with delinquencies on the part of cer
tain insurance agents is sure to head
off a scandal in Nebraska Insurance
circles. In days gone by the state In
surance department of Nebraska and
the practices thereunder were notori
ously of the sort that gave little reason
for respect on the part of those who
came in contact with the department.
During the last few years an effort
has been made to re-establish the Ne
braska Insurance department and
create anew for it a standing in the
business world which It had all but for
feited. Auditor Barton has fallen
heir to the fruits of the crop sown by
his predecessors, both in the way of
reform and demoralization, and his
efforts to achieve real reform in his
office will be seconded by all.
Inland Nary Yards.
The grounding of the auxiliary
cruiser Prairie in the muddy shallows
of the Delaware shortly after it set
sail for Nicaragua, under command of
a rear admiral with marines and arms
to make Nicaragua behave, will be
seized upon by advocates of a deeper
channel for tbe Delaware, and doubt
less the Incident will serve its purpose
in emphasizing the importance of
maintaining a more reliable waterway
between the Philadelphia navy yard
and the sea.
But the further question arises
whether it is wise to bottle up pur ves
sels so far inland. The need for war
ships at any point is usually a per
emptory one, and even a single day's
delay might seriously, hamper our
forces in any plan of campaign. The
government has spent millions on the
station at League Island, and cannot
be expected to abandon so costly an in
vestment, but there is bound to be re
vival of the criticism against inland
navy yards when the coast affords so
many adequate harbors from which ex
peditious sailings can be made.
Prof. Parker of Columbia university
makes a convincing statement repudi
ating Dr. Cook's claim to having
climbed to the top of Mt. McKinley.
As Prof. Parker was Cook's original
companion in that exploit, he may be
considered entirely competent to be a
judge, and his conclusion tjiat there is
no longer any doubt about tbe falsity
of the doctor's statement will be re
ceived with regret by those who have
been Cook's supporters. .
It now transpires that the imported
mummy thought to be that of Rameses
Is really that of Rha, his cook. Well,
a mummy by any name would be as
dead, after tbe lapse of three thousand
years, and besides, when he was alive
Rha held high cards at the king's
table. As between kings and cooks.
the sign. of the frying-pan has ever
been more powerful than the scepter
among civilized men. Every Rameses
must have bis Rha.
If etovaine, the new anaesthetic, ac
complishes all that Is claimed for it,
painless vivisection is at last in sight,
and the surgeon, like the photographer,
will expect his patient to "look pleas
I myosins; Flgarea.
fit. Paul Pioneer Press.
Secretary James Wilson says the farmer
of 1909 Is blest beyond all his predecessors.
Made the soil produce $8, 760,000, 000. Those
figures make the "masters of finance" look
like "30 cents."
Looking; Oat for Their Own,
It will be noted that the Indicted under
lings of the sugar trust who have been
brought to trial have no lack of expensive
lawyers to defend them.
How Would the Dls-Dlar Dot
We take the liberty of suggesting that
seme hitherto unclassified animal In Africa
bl named In honor of the distinguished
American hunter and traveler now sojourn
ing in that country.
The Teat Will Tell.
Certainly Uncle 6am should be able to
make justice as certain and severe In the
cafe of the sugar trust officials as In the
case of a mall carrier who has gone wrong
or a producer of Illicit whisky.
Perils of the Near Vatnre,
Now that airship factories are under way
there will have to be some way devised of
pioteotlog the earth-clinging public from
p.-saengers who ate careliss with wrapping
paper, bottles and empty sardine boxes.
Pledarea Kept la Mack.
Bryan wants this country to give a pledge
to all nations not to enter war "till dlplo.
maoy has beoome exhausted." That should
be aa easy aa the present promise which
holds the nations to The Hague agreement.
Due regard for "national honor" Is always
Belief Well froaaaed. .
It U just thirty years since the state of
New Tork tried to get the upper hand of
the Standard Oil company. It I tea years
since the state of Ohio made a similar ef
fort Naturally the Standard Oil magnates,
who never had to pay the fine Judge Land is
Imposed on them, do not believe yet that
they have been beaten.
Sligalf lenat Chaasio eS Tasi.
It la to be noted that the lawyers who
have framed the appeal of Mr. Oompers
to the supreme court do not main bain the
right of the defendants to unite In aa
active boyoott. or a conspiracy, which Is
prohibited under the law. The substance
of the appeal appears to be that the acts
with which the defendants were charged
were sot a conspiracy, but were the acts
of Individuals. The appeals of Meaera.
Gompera and Mitchell at Toronto may
have tiMn sufficient to Impress the audi
ence to whom they were addressed, but
they will not b reputed before the su
preme court. The tnwyers mill now at
tempt to prove that the defendants wore
within the la.
Saint the Heal Money Power.
St.1 Louis Olobe-Iemocrat.
Congratulations to the man with the hoc.
Ry official figures the corn crop of !! In
the United States grew In 130 days and is
Room for Improvement.
Half I more American.
An American delegate to a foreign con
greas on testing building material declares
that American cities are behind European
ones In flre-f Ighttng. There may be some
truth In this accusation, though we flatter
ourselves with having the best of every
thing. We have the most up-to-date equip
ment and the personnel of the flre-flghtlng
forces Is of a high standard.
WILSOM 0! MKtT PRICES.
Reflections' oa the Profits of Whole,
tilers and Itetallera.
The part of Secretary Wilson's annual
report of widest genertfl Interest, especlaiy
to the city dweller. Is that dealing with
meat prices. Many have helievp,1 th ih.
Increasing cost of beef was In part duo
to meat forming an increasing proportion
of the national dint. Yet Mr. Wilson says
that where seventy years ago meat formed
one-half the national dietary it Is now
less than a third and steadily declining.
He orfei-s two reasons for higher prices,
the encroachment upon the ran gee. by
settlers and higher corn prices, with both
of which the public is familiar. But his
chief suggestion is that retail competition
Is mainly responsible.
Investigations made in fifty cities by
agents of the Department of Agriculture
revealed, the report says, that retail
prices were 38 per cent greater than the
wholesale, and the lower the grade the
greater the percentage of profit. The re
tail business, the secretary says, Is over
done; the multiplication of small shops is a
burden to consumers and no source of
rlchee to the shopkeeper. When twenty or
more small shops divide the trade within
an area that could be served by one large
shop the expenses of many smaJI mrii.i
for labor, horses, rent, etc., aro In excess
or what would be sufficient for the one
large shop, and prices have to be mined
to meet the Increase.
Considering the statement of one pf the
large packing houses filed In New Vorlr
the other day as basis In a bond issue,
mat tne net profits for last year were
So per cent, and addlne- that tn h. s M,
cent boost given by the retailers it seems
unnecessary to look much further for ex
planation of the climbing prices. If the
packers and retailers were content with
moderate profits comparable with those In
other Industries and enterprises the dif
ference would bring meat prices very much
nearer ' what they used to be.
AT THE IHAULK OK THK RACK.
Modern Irrigation System In the Gar
den of Eden.
To restore the Garden of Eden sounds
like a bold enterprise, yet a plan sug
geated by Sir William Willcocks, the Eng
lish engineer who built the Ansuan dam,
makes the project Bound entirely feasible.
It ! Meopotamla, "the land between the
rivers" Tigris and Euphrates, with which
ha Is dealing, and he purposes to turn the
surplus water of the Euphrates Into the
River Pishon and to carry down the delta
a great canal, which would not only
bring back the productiveness of several
million acres of land, but would guard the
region from the overflow of the Tigris.
Had Noah been a hydraulic engineer, Sir
William adds, he might have saved his
country as well aa his family by construct-i
lng the Pishon river reservoir. But that
would have Involved hlstorio losses as well
as gains. It marks a definite step in the
world s progress that the work of recon
struction should now be undertaken by
the Turkish government, which thereby
demonstrates Its real reform to broader
view and more Intelligent ambitions.
To build this canal, which will double
the cultivable area along the Euphrates,
will take three years and cost $2,000,000 or
lees. Supplementing it, Sir William pro
poses a railroad from Bagdad to Damascus,
costing 11,000,000, which would open the
way to the Mediterranean, the natural
commercial outlet of Mesopotamia. Such a
road seems to be demanded because the
Irrigation scheme will Impair the naviga
bility of the river. And, even before the
Increased wheat harvests are ready for
transport there will be freight to carry and
parsangerg to convey Mohammedan pil
grims visiting holy places, and tourists who
will feel, probably, more Interest in the
"Arabian Nights" country than la the
"cradle of the race."
There may be some question that the
railroad is Indispensable, though Asiatic
enterprises of this kind have generally
met with astonishing success and bavs
been profitable to the projectors as well
as valuable to the territory through which
they pass. Of tbe economic Importance
of the canal there can scarcely be a doubt.
The transformation wrought In the valley
of the Nile can probably be duplicated
along the Euphrates. Great cities may
never again arise in that region where the
archaeologists have long been busy among
the ruins of historic capitals, but the land
may once more become a garden not Eden,
perhaps, but far removed from the desert
that later generations have known as the
shame of Its rulers.
There Is nothing like making the punish
ment fit the crime. A Newark, N. J.,
Judge has just sentenced three youthful
and grimy misdemeanants to have their
faces washed three times a day for a
Frederlco Carass, the young Spanish
tenor who hopes to rival Csi-uho as closely
In fame as he does tn name, was decorated
by the French government this week and
appointed to an official post In the De
partment of Publlo Education.
Prime Minister Zahle of Denmark, who
violated all court traditions by going to a
royal reception wearing a black slouch hat,
and his wife, who retains her place as a
stenographer In the Danish Parliament,
are subjects of many jokes In European
Wilson Foster, Klondike prospector, has
presented the Dominion museum, in Ot
tawa, Out.,-with lOOuO specimens of miner
als sucured in the Klondike region, gold,
tunas, opals, etc. Many of the specimens
were taken from the gizsards of ptarmi
gans and grouse found in the rich mineral
bearing districts of the Yukon.
Dr. Gaston Francois Petitjean, who Is
said to have been 104 years old and entitled
to the rank of French marquis, died In the
Kings County hospital, Brooklyn, of chorlc
nephritis. , To the hospital physicians he
said his proudest boast was that he had
given up a title and large estates In France
to beoome an American cltlxen.
One of Lord Rosebery's singular yet per
tinent suggestions In his latest speech was
that the conservatives of the House of
Lords should delegate to LjO peers the right
to vote on the budget without Instructions
one way or the other. This w as Lord Rose
bery's delicate way of saying that the re
maining too or 400 conservative peers are
mentally unfit to pass upon the question.
In Other Lands
The Constitutional Btraggie la
Oreat Britain, the Opposing roreee
and Two of the Hotab'.s Leaders
The greit ontltutlonal struggle In Ureet
Rrltaln, which has been brewing for the
last six months opens vigorously, with
the opposing political legions equipped for
battle. Dispatches from the seat of war
have kept the Interested reader Informed
from day to- day of the events leading
up to the crisis, the debate In the House
of Lords on the budget, and the futile
attempt of the minority of Liberal peers,
few In numbers but magnificent in ability
aid courage, to change the plan of the
majority. The course of the Tory road
roller was fixed In advance, and the crush
ing machine moved with ruthless precision
over the seventy-five Liberal peers, driven
by the united pressure of 3L0 eager lords.
The prorogation of parliament to Jan
uary 17 followed, and for five weeks the
flerceet electoral contest experienced In
the kingdom In two centuries will be
waged. Both sides profess confidence in
the result. . Both profess to welcome an
appeal to the country on the clearly de
fined issue of the right of the peers to
veto finance bills. For years past the
radical section of the Liberal party sought
in vain for an opportunity to test public
sentiment squarely on the question of
ending or men ling the lords, but the party
leaders cither hesitated or the lords dex
terously ducked. Likewise, the lords have
lost no opportunity since the Liberals
came Into power to mutilate or reject
party legislation, claiming that the Liberals
had no mandate for the legislation In
question. Some features of the rejected
legislation were embodied in the rejected
budget, with the evident purpose of foro
ing the long sought issue. For the Liberal,
progressive forces of the country, the Is
sue involves a struggle for life. The ex
perience of the Liberal majority in the
House of Commons demonstrated that pro
gressive legislation la impossible while the
Conservative-Unionists control four-fifths
of the upper house. It la notorious that
so-called radical legislation proposed dur-1
lng the preceding Conservative ministries
did not meet serious objection from the
peers. Party measures wero promptly
passed. But it is different with measures
of Liberal party origin. These may be
disposed of as lordly fancy lictaus un-1
less the authors can show a mandate
from the country.
If the contest can be held down to the
main Issue, that of limiting the veto power
of the lords, there is little doubt of Liberal
success. But there are many cross-currents
to be considered and great interests af
fected by the budget, the influence of
which, in the result, cannot be measured
at this distance. In the first place the
powerful landowning forces are arrayed
with the lords. Back of these influential
forces is the multitude of direct tax
payers, naturally opposed to Increased
taxes. Equally powerful in a political con
test Is the liquor Interests, from the brew
ers and distillers down to the retail deal
ers, all directly hit by the budget taxes.
These political forces, no doubt, cut Into
the Liberal party supporters. Moreover
they possess unlimited supplies of the
sinews of political war, which are as
necessary and influential in shaping re
sults in Great Britain as in other countries
where the ballot box speaks. The money
which wealth and privilege refuses to pay
into the national treasury as taxes win
be poured out lavishly In the campaign.
Already the conservatives have opened
their strong Ijoxcs. A request for 126,000 to
pay the expenses of conservative working
men candidates in districts In Ireland and
England brought pledges for the sum re
quired and a guarantee of the expenses of
each elected candidate while serving In
Parliament. In speculating on the out
come of the struggle, therefore. It will be
well to give due weight to the potential
elements against which, progressive Liberal
force must contend to overthrow or loosen
the grip of hereditary privileged and en
The aristocracy of Great Britain has Its
foundation on land ownership, its main
stay is revenue from land. One hundred
thousand persons own all the land In the
kingdom. Threefourths of It Is owned by
members of the House of Lords. Fifteen
million acres, yielding an annual rent roll
of $)0,000,000, represents the holdings of the
lay members. Of this area twenty-seven
dukes own over 4,000,000 acres. Practically
all of London Is owned by 24,000 persons,
of which 187 own sixty square miles or
more than half of til city. Seven peers
draw a revenue of $70,000,000 per annum
from London holdings. Similar land mon
opoly exists in all cities of the kingdom.
It was city property the budget sought to
reach by means of the unearned Increment
and leasehold taxes, none of which applied
to agricultural land. The objections of
the peers to the budget was not so much
against socialistic tendecles as against the
plan of saddling the burdens of the deficit
on land and liquor. Their alternative is
the Chainberlan plan of tariff reform,
which means a tax on Imports. In other
words the classes are eager for increased
national expenses, piovided the burden is
shifted to the shoulders of the masses.
A Welshman and an Irishman may
rightfully 1 claim whatever honors are due
for bringing about the -crisis. The former
fabhlontd the budget taxing scheme, and
the latter swung the hammer which put
the budget to bleep In the House of Lords.
David Lloyd George, chancellor of the ex
chequer and author of the budget, and
Lord Lansdowne, author of the rejecting
motion, are oppusltes in sentiment, en
vironment and tendencies. W. T. Stead de
scribes the Welsh radical as a man "dark
of hair and keen of eye, full of fire and
impulse." He has been a fighter almost
since birth, poverty being the first to
test his boyish strength. His father was
a Baptist minister, his uncle a shoemaker,
The latter's shop In Llanyutumdroy was,
the clearing house of village thought and
Young David, as a boy, showed aston
ishing appiication, and, aided by an uncle,
he gained a thorough practical legal edu
cation before he wus of age. When the
opportunity came to defend certain politi
cal rioters who were "demonstrating'
against what they considered oppression
and injustice at the time of the "peace
ful resistance" agulnst sectarian taxation,
Lloyd-George leaped Into coiispicuousneua
and was returned to the House of Com
mons, his oppunent was the Tory squire
of his own village. He fought Mr. Cnam
betialn on the Boer war Issues, and was
so uutspeken in his opposition to the war
that he was not only vlllifled, but was
twice attacked on the street and once was
seriously Injured by an Infuriated "Im
ptralist." Ills, place as a jarl aruontary
leader was won In the long oontest over
the education act.
Lord Lansdowne Inherited his titles and
earned distinction by demonstrated ability
In various responsible positions. The family
halls from County Kerry, Ireland, where
one, Thomas Fttxmaurlce happened to be
conveniently at hand two centuries ago,
when the complicated land of Ireland was
distributed among the loyal servitors of
the Invaders, and became first lord of
Kerry. The present member Is the twenty-
the most nutritious
food and the most
dainty and delicious
No fretting over the biscuit
making. Royal is first
sixth lord of Kerry and the fifth marquis
of Lansdowne, and was christened Henry
Charles Keith Petty Fttzmaurlce. The
first marquis of Lansdowne, better known
as the earl of Sheiburne, was prime minis
ter before Pitt, and under Pitt was secre
tary of state. It was on account of his
conciliatory policy toward America during
the revolution that he was dismissed from
office by King George, and he consented
to take office again only on condition that
the king would recognise the Independence
of the United states. The fifth marquis
entered the House of Lords when a young
man of 21. When he was under thirty, Mr.
Gladstone made him under secretary for
war. On the vote for Mr. Gladstone's
home rule bill he broke with the Liberals
and passed over to the Conservatives. DIs
rall made him governor-general of Canada,
Lord Salisbury sent him to India as vice
roy. Then he became secretary for war
and secretary for foreign affairs, and
brought the African war to a successful
RICHARD W. (ilLDKR'S WORK
An Appreciation ( Ilia Mf by
Associates on (ha "Center. "
This appreciation of the late editor of the
Century Magazine, Richard Watson Glider,
wll appear in the January number of the
"The unexpected death of Richard Wat
son Gilder is more than a personal bereave
ment to the thousands la every part of the
land, and In other lands, to whom he was
known affectionately, either in person, or
even better by the revealing personality of
his poetry and other writings.
"To his associates of this magazine, who,
from the daily contact of many years,
knew his rare spirit, his uncompromising
scrupulousness, his high standards of per
sonal Influence, his large horizons of. sym
pathy, his Instinct and habit of usefulness.
It must always seem that the noble quali
ties of the real man can never be made
known to the world as they are known
"To the readers of the Century, In which
for the nearly forty years of Its exist
ence he has been a formative and deter
minative force and for the last twenty
eight its responsible and devoted edltor-ln-chief.
his death must be like the loss of a
friendly voice from the fireside a voice of
hope and of warning, of optimistic faith,
and of brave encouragement toward worthy
"Circumstances compel us to defer to an
other opportunity anything like an ade
quate consideration of the claims for re
membrance which his artistic and public
activities demand. But to those who never
met him we may speak of one or two char
actertlstlcs that made him a pltlzen of
great and lasting Influence for good, and
one of the most beloved men and poets.
"The keynote of his character was loy
alty. This trait pervaded every relation
of bis life like a sustaining and Inspiring
atmosphere. To his family and his friends,
to his editorial and other business associ
ates, to his social and civic obligations,
and, not least of all. to his art which re
mains his moat Individual record he was
loyalty itself. Nor was this a weak or
blind Impulse of goodness rather It was
a discriminating faculty of giving gener
ously what was due to each, based on his
delicate sense of proportion and appropri
ateness. The call of duty was to him Im
perative, and no hian since James Russell
Lowell at whose death he seemed to re
ceive a consecration of civic ardor has
more faithfully held up the highest ideals
of American citizenship.
"Another note which runs through his
life, his editorial writings, and his poetry
a note that deepened with the advance of
years Is that of personal responsibility.
He felt that Institutions were In the last
analysis merely men, and that ours could
be preserved only by the virtue and altru
ism of the Individual citizen. The scorn
he felt for those who were wilfully recre
ant to their political duties waa like that
of a soldier for a deserter. His humility
and self-effacement gave sincerity to his
appeals to the best In every one. "
PAKAMOIST BLACK K YE.
Alabama Decorates the Optics of Bry
New York Post.
The defeat of the proposed prohibition
amendment In Alabama, know aB the
Comer amendment, is Important as the
first serious setback sustained by the anil
saloon wave which has swept over the
south In the last few years. The majority
against It is decisive, being reported as
more than 20,000 In a total vote of about
100,000. The political future of Governor
Comer, and the political future of Judge
Weakley, whom he had fixed up aa his
sucoessor, were staked on the Issue, and
the contest was Intense. The result Is one
more Illustration of the fact that sudden
changes In fundamental matters are seldom
so complete as they seem on the surface,
and that It Is wise to allow time for the
setting In of a reaction before concluding
that the change Is permanent. A special
Interest attaches to the outcome, in connec
tion with the reported Intention, of Mr.
Bryan to declare for prohibition as a
"parsmo'jnt" issue. First rale paramount
are rare birds, and the Ntbraska gentle
man will have to wait a long time before
he can catch another aa lively as the sil
ver paramount was under the peculiar con
ditions of 1K&
SAID IN FUN.
"Our new girl objects to being rcferrei
to as 'the help,' " said Mrs. Crosslots.
"Let us respect her philological scruple, "
replied her husband. "Hereafter we will
call bir 'the hindrance.' " Washington Star.
"She Insists that her paternal ancestor
came over on the Mayflower."
"Hut I thought they proved to her thav
there was no wuith name on the ilayflowei
They did. And now she says he was a
stowaway." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"My son Is too literal,"
"What's the matter?"
"I told him he must take up some calling,
and he went out and got a Job at a theater
as a carriage megaphone announcer."
"A chap told me this morning that I
looked the Image of you."
"Where is the idiot? I'll pound the life
oat of him."
"Too late, I killed him." New York
Upgardson It goes without saying
Atom Then suppose we let it go that
way. Lovely afternoon, Isn't It? Chicago
"Why, Aunt Rachel, how did you get
your gown torn and your hat knocked all
out of shape?"
"Been buying my Christmas presents
early, child. Drat the newspapers!" Chi
"You should insist," aald the doctor, "on
your boy's accustoming himself to cold
"I don't have to Insist," answered the
worried father. "He'll be out skating be
fore the Ice la an eighth of an inch thick."
"How many miles an hour .docs your
motor car make?"
"Jt depends on circumstances." answered
Mr. Chuggins. "Naturally, we're much
slower going from the house to the repair
shop than we are going-from the repair
shop to the house." Washington Star.
"It is hard to tell who stands best chance
with that girl."
"Then she is Impartial with her smiles?"
"Yes; and her father Is equally Impartial
with his stock market tips." Washington
Kansas City Journal.
Oh, tender lovely woman Is,
A thing of down and satin;
Some spot of deathless roses she
Should make her habitat in.
How carefully she wraps her up
When winter swirls and rankles;
A nealskin sack upon her back
And gause upon her ankles.
Oh, gracious lovely woman is.
In Uilead the balm, she;
The ministering angel here,
Man's stay In storm and calm, shsw
She smooths our brow, she buoys ustijl'
Through fate's outrageous twisters
And with fair lips she soundly rips
Her luckless errant sisters!
Oh. fragile lovely Woman Is;
Behold the "weaker vessel,"
Unfitted by her feeble frame.
With stress and ruth to wrestle.
Not hers to walk, not hers to work,
With ease her path we hem, sir
So that she may but shop all day
And "bridge" till 4 a. m., slrl
Oh, darling lovely woman Is,
The vine about the oak, she;
Our ever-present Joy and light.
Our ever-present Joke, she.
Without her life would be but gray
And we but dull, sad foxes:
'TIb she supplies us paradise
And sundry paradoxes!
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