Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 23, 1910, EDITORIAL, Image 19
TIIE BEE: OMAHA, SATUKDAY, JULY 2,1. 1910. ES 10ME MMHNE PAGE) r UTILE TO TIIE' WEEK END)' III I'.Hfly Lore Affairs, Things You Vant to Know The llrlllsh 'risi J doss oi me Establishment llalfoui', l.t-atlor of t'.c Opposition. He Dcr.Mea, Should He Held Hccrrt. i i The Boss'of.the Establishment and his wife hart gone forth to spend real money. It will bo remembered that they had reason to do sd,.fOr tha Boas had won all of $7i TTn that rarest thing in the annals of rao Ing a '.'sure thing" that made good. In the deserted splendor of a lobster pal ace's dull season the Bors looked about him with a.,metlow air of proprietorship. Half a dozen electric fana dispensed a tropical breeza which appeared to be try ing to Induce artificial respiration In some very dejected' rosea left blooming alone upon the vacant tables. It was1 a', sizzling evening. But what Is time or tunepcrature to the mun who has won $75? The Boss' beamed at tils wife, whose' ' most- resplendent gown bore tha WelghV of a huge bunch of sweet peas. "This Is pretty poor," the Hons remarked as the waiter filled his glass, to which lie had signalled c n encore. "I have always liked this place. I came here to dinner the first week I was In New York," lie added remlnlscently. Then the Boss started guilt' lly and hastily added:. "That was long, be fore I met you, dear." A strange gleam came Into the eyes. of the Boss' wife, but she leaned forward, smiled blandly and said In her most inno cent manner: ) - , "It sounds so Interesting. Tell me all about It. I have always been crazy to Hear of your former conquests and you've been 10 exasperatlngly reticent about them." The Boss assumed a sphynx-Hke solem nity that he was far from feeling. '! don't know what you. are. talking .about,1' he said. , , Yes you do, too," cajoled the . tady. ''We've, been, married long enough for you tlon. I'll tell you what I'll do you,, tell me all about the girls that liked you before we vera married and then I'll own up to all tha flirtations I ever had.'' . The Boss perhaps because the bottled topaz, which Is. numbered, among the seml- torcciou liquids, hud made many trips from tm cooler beside nlra to his glass fell Into jthe trap and she listened' to his tale of former conquests. "Well, don't know that you'd call It a onquest,",' he .began fatuously, "'but-that . frlrl I spoke of Just now (he hadn't- spoken of her, by the way) certainly was' a little peach, pretty as a picture, but ' silly. I took no Interest In her, oi course, but I used to like to. see the men turn .'round to look at her la restaurants." f "Really,;: said he Boss' wife, "but. why? You always get .perfectly furious It they look at me.". The Bptt'Vglared . ferociously Into space at the mythical admirers cf bis wife her words had ' conjured. "That's different," he said rt Ms most positive manner. "Whyfv '-, ... , "Because ft Is 'different," he replied con vincingly. . "f never cared a rap for that girl. I just liked to string her along." J "Oh!" Spresslon. ff "Yes," said the Boss' wife without ex- .reiterated .her, now voluble hus- banil,-T"swas so easy 1 You know when J vas courting you. I never dared be five jmlnut.es late, because I knew you wouldn't go cut with me If I were. But that girl! Why,' It .was alt right to call her up at a quarter to 9 and say I was sorry I hadn't 'met her at 6:30; that Is, unless she had called roe up first to say she understood I Summer Etttquette From Harper's Weekly. 1. Young women who bury their fiances in the sand should be very careful to mark the precise spot where the burial has taken place, so that before leaving the beach they 'may dig them up again. The penalty foe a violation of this rule is apt to be the complete loss of the fiance. t. It a young lady's hat. Is blown off on the beach and goes dancing oVer the sands, do Vour bri to catch It, but be careful to do so with jv tr hand, and under no circum stances try to arrest Its progress seaward impaling it to the earth with the sharp rule of your umbrella. ' . iyii xnm nine oruiner oi an BiiiMcuve jouW person shovels a spadeful of wet san'DI down the toack or your neck, Kiss voiir hand to nim, aud tall him he is a f!n fellRW. and later when you meet him in a dark place where he cannot recognise you, tejow tuch further attentions upon him as lou think the occasion aomanas. 4.. Be ; gallant always, and even If you f suspect that a certain fair guest's complex ton. la not real, do not yield to the tempta tion to test the fastness of Its colors by iduoklhgj her head under water under the ftretence that you are teaching her to swim. fc If while you are bathing with your heart's desire a shark suddenly pokes his nose in between you, do not lose your head by; putting tt in the shark's mouth, but create a diversion from the lady by running away as hard as you can with a great plash. . 6harka never were lay killers anyhow. Cruelty to our fellow men Is never to be commended, but If you find your hated rivaT Intruding between yourself and the young lady you have come to the sesshore to visit, it Is no violation of the prescrioea etiquette of seaside courtship to hit him playfully on the optlo with a nice fresh Jellyfish. If the jellyfish Is really fresh LAST CHANCE r : "ML A-'lifll j r ' t MTtr Vett tny ward, mtarn. "Well, if. about tltt.oolr thisg japa ha vent broken.. Lso - VJ SHe Listened to the . s Rats' TAUT CSV FORMER. Vl t . I V4BV ST must have a good reason for keeping her Waiting and that she forgave me in ad vance." ' "She must have been an' awful Idiot," commented tne contemptuous lady and she Closed her small white teeth In a cat-like grin. "Oh, I Just- wish you had tried that once on me!" she said. "Huh!" snorted the Boss resentfully, "a woman that loves a man will do anything for him. Bring another; quart," he added to the hovering waiter. , "But surely, dear, she wasn't the only one. I'm perfectly positive that hundreds and hundreds of women have been In love with you. Tell me, how did you ever win so many?" . .". "Win them!" explained the Boss scorn fully. "It's not winning a woman that's difficult it's losing her i that whitens a man's hair. Did I ever tell you about that telephone girl out In Chicago, or the man ager of a candy store In Philadelphia? I don't remember their names, but the tele phone girl was all to the good. Then there was that " "Spare me these terrible reminiscences?" Interrupted the Boas' wife In. her most frigid accents. "Realty, If you've had the misfortune to deceive so many women I should think you 'would .-efraln from gloat ing over them. Besides, I don't believe half, of them were In earnest. They were simply stringing you," she added taunt lngly. The Boss smiled with unexpected and exasperating good nature. "Have It your own way." : he said. don't care so long as you live up to your agreement and tell me the story' of your own conquests." , ' "My conquests I" exclaimed his spouse Indignantly. "What do you take rae for? Do you "suppose I had any life till i met you?" Suddenly, she laid aside' her Indignant manner, and smiled broadly, . "I was just trying to draw you out," she said. "You are not' half so wicked as I thought you were!" (Copyright. 1910. by the N. Y. Herald Co.) at the Seashore the mere electrical effect of this sudden contact will product the desired results. 7. In revisiting the scene of last year's conquests do not assume that because you were engaged to a certain lady there at the close of last season you and she are neces sarily acquainted this year. If you desire to renew the acquaintance get somebody to Introduce you as though you had never met her before, and under no circumstances refer to your past relation. She may have married ln?e, and such allusions might prove embarrassing. 8. If you are out fishing and an extra' heavy blubfish yanks one of the ladies oberboard, do not try to rescue her by grabbing her by the hair. It might come off. But seize a boat hook aifd at once rat eh her by the handle ef her vanity bag, which you will find firmly attached to her waist, and pull her slowly, but surely back Into the boat again. . If on the morning after she has ac cepted you, you discover that two other men to whom the lady is engaged to be married have arrived, do not commit suicide or challenge your rivals to a duel. Bide your time, and some evening when you sit down for a friendly game of bridge to gether suggest the lady for a booby prize, and If you really want her do your worst. . 10. If In a fit of absent-mindedness after bathing you find that you have entered another man's bath-house and put on his clothes instead of your own, and have not discovered the fact for several hours, good form requires that you should at least re turn to the owner such private papers ai you may find in his pockets, his watch. and. If your means will permit, a con Biddable portion of the money found in his wallet. To avoid ostentation It were well that this were done anonymously. As for the clothes, much will depend upon ho well they fit you, but the safer plan Is to let the matter rest In abeyance for a while until the other fellow has had a chance to cool off. In any event It will be bad form to wear them publicly until you are sure he has gone back to town. Dyspeptic Philosophy. A crank is merely a person who doesn't see things as we see them. 4 Lou of people ought to be sent to the North pole, wbeie they would have leas latitude. It's the unexpected that happens,' and even then there is always some cue to say, "I told you so." The luck of a seventh son may constat of having to wear all the cast-off clothes of the other six. One man may admire another man al- aiost aa much as one woman admires an uiner woman s domes. , It Uu't exactly foolish question No LSM.4UI to ask how much it cuala to build one of those II. W0 bungalows. w Iambi Among Woltcs. Text l.uko x:3. "Oo your whys: Behold. 1 send you forth as lambs among wolves." Jesus had by this time a congregation Of seventy dlxclples sll of whom he could send forth to teach and to preach, saying to all men, "The kingdom of Uod Is come nigh unto you." Their mission was an Important one and therefore. He requires them to make hHHte, saying, "carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes; and salute no man by the way." They Deed help and shall seek for others to take up the work with them, as He further says to them, "Pray ye the Lord of the harvest that He would send forth laborers Into His harvest." It Is Common among tradesmen not to care how few men are of their craft, and some militate even against their own class and sometimes kin dred to keep the number few. The Christian hot so. They are to seek help of men Who are divinely commissioned; men whose lips shall be like Isaiah's, "Touched wjth liv ing coal from God's altar, whose iniquities are taken away and their sins purged, and they come and say, "Here am I, send me.' " They were to start out expecting perse cution and trouble. "Behold, I send you forth as-lambs among wolves." ' And 'so they found their enemies bloody and cruet ' as wolves, ready to pull to pieces the humble disciples, as they did the meek and lowly .Savior Himself, e. g. Bee how they stoned Paul at .ystra till he Was taken for dead, dragged as you would drag a dead animal out of the city, cast as a carcass Into a lonely valley to be eaten by birds and animals. But Ood hod more work for Paul to do, and yet more sufferings awaited him, and God brought him baok to life again and out of the valley of death and on to other cities of sufferings. Ere long he and Silas came to Phllllppl, where even .the magistrates, like wolves, rent off their , clothing, and men, like bloodthirsty wolves, rent their flesh with scourges till they had suffered death' many times, and then hurried them In the deep, damp dungeon, of Phil. But God had still more- work for them to do, and -yet other human wolves were thirsting for their blood. .Therefore, God so shook the earth that It rent beneath the prison walls and set the entombed disciples free, only to go and preach again and suffer more at the hands of .beastly men. To such a career Christ sent forth hH disciples. Wherever they Went they found a few enemies, who, like howling wolves would gather opposing Jews and Gentiles in great mobs. But he tells His disciples "you must be lambs, peaoeable and patient, though made an easy prey." It would have been very hard thus to be sent forth as sheep among wolves If he had not endued them with His spirit and courage. We have much that Is new today In the realm of science and Invention, but not much in the realm of history. History only repeats Itself largely. Christ U11. sends forth His disciples as lambs among wolves. But the wolf, like the fox, is cunning. Thy both belong to the canine Items of Girls who can knit should turn their at tention to the new kind of sweater that Is so useful for evening wear on cool summer nights. 'It does not take an expert to do It. The stitch is large and simple, and there are no complexities about the shape. It la made on the outline of a straight kimono Jacket, with long back aud front, knitted straight across the shoulders, and wide panels for sleeves. These are worked out from the center In sufficient length to form a sleve to the elbow. The side of the two panels and the back of the sleeve cure sewed up with a crewel. As an added touch of effectiveness there s a blue, a pnut or a vioiei ooraer pui around the neck, the fronts and as a turn over cuff to Ahe kimono sleeve. The turnover collar Is also rather pret tier than tha straight band, and it la tied in front with a -large bow of ribbon to match. 6 1 ri- J J A 111 i Root. taught Ji I fAt: To AtAtTiN 'ierov' H4 KncuMATteM- lWntMi4coTB,vAcri t a upf a. 6 oiiJ a fwi J"hn7v" ) t 1.-1 eBPTajiT. itm it hit5 - "IB J j - Y. i Jo B. .n5 mar. m. i.. mkxxcx, - Pastor Oraoe Lutheran Church. family of animals. They show their relation In their cunning nature. I have more than once figured with" both to catch them, but they always outflgured me, and I am not the only man that has been chagrined by the cunning of the fox or the wolf. They are hold when In a pack, but cowardly when alone. I stood a big one off one night alone out on the prairies, about fifty miles weft of here, by forming my coat Into what ho evidently took to be a big club, which, when I waved at him, he receeded When weak In-number Is when they bring their cunnlngness into play. Several years ago there was a lone one on the bottom, Just east of Lincoln. He was of uncommon size and strength. He killed much of the farmers'- stock. Llko a dog, they can put on a very friendly coun tenance, so that I saw them when only c.ne at a time among my father's cattle. and the cattle no more alarmed than If It were the family dog. The big one on the Lincoln bottoms would go at night first to a farmer's house and make friendship with the dogs on guard, and perhaps en tice them to go with him to the yards for his prey. Farmers all around offered a reward fcr his capture. One night he caught Mr. T., my brother In-law, lost and alone on the prairies, and for about an hour made life dear to him and, but for an ax In his hands, he might have suffered much. This made him and another friend de termined on capturing that wolf. They did It one night by shutting up the old watch dog and getting the young and play ful one loose. The wolf came, and, while, In play with the dog, they wounded him with a gun shot, and then turned the old dog and themselves loose on him and killed him. They lived then in a dugout with a sod roof. They mounted the big wolf on top of this house that everybody could see that the old cunning terror of that part of the country was slain, and that the people might know to whom to Interest to the Vomcn Folk One provides light wraps for summer evenings which may unexpectedly prove too thin. At summer resorts, especially In the mountains, a loose sweater like this Is emi nently satisfactory. It does not crush the frock and It Is not too warm under a thin cape. If one has no use for it for one's self. It makes an admirable gift to a girl who Is going away or to a bride-elect. In France women are taxed from $10 to $12.60 a year for the privilege of wearing men's trousers. This, however, does not accord to every woman willing to pay the tax the right to don such garments. On the contrary the government confers the right only as a tribute to great merit, mak ing it, in fact, a sort of decoration given to women, as the ribbon of the Legion of Honor la given to men. The only women to whom haa been granted the right to wear male attire were eJ. U A I TNf iff mm m n ing m t a m (ntw ton huau bring their offered big rewards. Ono man brought them one-half buahel of potatoes. But our text speaks of men a wolves. Human wolves act tlie same way. Whan In packs they go In the courage thnt the howl gives them, othorwlr they do their work with cunnlngne. Christ says to, all young ministers of Omaha tuday In the words of the text: Go your way; behold 1 send you forth as lambs among wolves." The human wolves are -jetting so reduced In numbers compared with the better peo ple that they must about all do their work In. the cunning nature of xatan. They say to the lambs and sometimes even to those who stand guard over the lambs. "Come, let us play together. I mean you no harm." Here Is a fame, Innocent In Itself, come let us play. Here are the long, paved streets, the oiled and bordered boulevards, conneotlng Into one vast whole the many parks of a great city all calculated for pleasure. And in play and pleasure there Is no neces sary evil. The whole face of God's creation smiles with It. The birds sing It from the tree tops, the bonnles play It In the grass, e. g. A favorite bird in Australia Is called the bower bird, because It builds many beautiful bowers out of twigs for Its play houses. The little spotless lambs skip it on the hill sides, but all the while the cunning, wolf lays In wait, for he feeds on these. Joyful creatures. , Where sntan brings In the cunning danger of the wolf Is often hard to see. Some people today cannot yet see how he tried to ,iay It on Jesus as he tempted Him In the wilderness. And where he plays the game on millions today, and captures them Is by his teiling them that they may have the Lord's day for pleasure. Some play with the wolf all of the Lord's day. Some, after early mass, play with the wolf the rest of the day. Some, after morning service, perhaps holy communion, play with the wolf all Sunday afternoon and night. ' My dear friends, as you cross the threshold In leaving God's house today Christ says, "Go your Ways; behold I send you forth as lambs among wolves." But He also says, "I will not suffer you to be tempted above that which ye are able to bear; but with the temptation will alBo make a way of escape." Again He says, My grace Is sufficient for you." The wolf will ask you to roam with him over tho city and he will steer shy of God's house. But Yield not to temptation, for yielding la sin: Each victory will help you some other to win: Fight manfully onward, dark passions sub- auo; L.ook ever to Jesus, He'll carry you inrougn. Shun evil companions, Bad language disdain; , God's day hold In reverence, Nor use it In vain, ' ' i Be thoughtful and earnest. Loyal sons, determined and true, . Look ever to Jsiis, He'll carry you. through. George Sand, .Rosa Bonheur, Mme. Dleula foy, the Persian archaeloglst; Mme. Foucalt and the sculptors, Mesdames Fourreau and La Jeanette. An instance of the Jealous care with which in France this right has been guarded was shown in the case of Mme. de Valsayre, the woman who some year ago became so well known by reason of her propensity for fighting duels and her endeavor to get eleoted to the French as sembly. Her petition to the government for the right in question was refused time and time again. Women are becoming more changeable, The divorce courts prove it. , Even the new woman Is not averse to hearing the old, old story. Many a woman's only Idea of economy Is to have her ball gowns out tower. ctxu ru insm. - Arthur James Balfour, leader of the op position In Parliament, captain of the con servative party, and the political head of the Cecil family, Is the Incarnation of all that one has been taught to believe goes to make an Englinh gentleman. As a mat ter Of fact, he Is not Engllxh nt all, but Scotch. He was born In Itoi In a house hard by Castle Douglas, whore the sad, tragedy of Mary Queen of Scots was in acted. On one side lies the picturesque slope of the l.amermoor, and on the otfirr he banks of tho Firth of Forth, which flows toward the North seu, to be seen In the distance. It has been said that this birthplace, with Its historic and aristocratic traditions, has had much to do with shap- ng the IntelWctuul personality of the great Tory statesman. Mr. Balfour Is a strange combination of a strong man of action, positive and de termined; and a dreaming philosopher. hever quite sure of anything. These traits may have come to him when he breathed In tho Sootlsh mists burdened with tales of romance and strength, stories of mys ticism and fanatlciHtn. But If he owes his mental makeup to his Scottish birthright, it Is certain that he owes his political prominence to tho fact that his mother was a Cecil, a daughter of the second marquis of Salisbury. Mr. Bal four's mother, before her son was out of kilts, began to train him for the public ser vice In that practical fatthion practiced only by British women of the "ruling classes." From the time he could talk he was mudc to take an interest in agriculture, and his duties and responsibilities as a landlord were never forgotten. When he was 12 years Old, young Bulfour delivered his flrot speech an address to his tenants. . He never has progressed beyond the precepts of his mother, and his notions concerning the relation of land owners to the nation are the same which he expressed In that first speech when he was a lad of 12. This fact, in Itself, Is an Indication of Mr. Bal four's fitness to command the complete and unquestioning loyalty of every BrltiMh tory. His mother possessed the highest Ideals of her ctaxs, and while insisting always upon her peculiar privileges, she never for got, nor did she permit her sou to forget the debt owed to the lower classes. Dur ing the terrible cotton famine caused by the' civil war In the United States, Bh made her son, Arthur, do the work of the house, black the boots and clean the knives. This was to show her sympathy for the starving laborers. But only a British n'lnd, tory at that, can explain why, when half of England was starving because there was no work for the work men, Lady Blanche Balfour should have economized by making her son do the work of the servants. Nevertheless, the story Is told to show the keen sympathy of the Balfour tribe tor the unemployed. YoUhg Balfour went to Eaton were, cu riously enough, he was fag to Lord Lans downe, who now is the conservative leader In the House of Lords, second in com mand to - Balfour In theJ tory ranks. At 18 Balfour entered Cambridge. Ills health was delicate, and he took no part. In the college sports, this being the only blot on the record of his youth which even tory enthusiasm cannot wipe out. He be came a recluse and devoted himself to the study of philosophy and the writing of sonnets. When he became 21, according to ancient custom, he gave a great feast for his. ten ants at the Manor of Whittlnghame. At that festival the late Lord Salisbury, Mr. Balfour's uncle, was present. Young Bal four made a typical speech to his ten ants, and then, still according to custom, the spokseman for the tenantry humbly thanked the young squire for his gracious words and prayed that the' young man would follow In the footsteps of his father and take the first opportunity of enter ing Parliament. This appeal of the ten antry was seconded by Lord Salisbury, still according to custom. But young Bal four's tastes were not political, and Parlia mentary life held no charm for him. However, Lord Salisbury, whatever he may have thought of the divine right of kings, had an abiding faith In the peculiar fitness of the Cecil family to rule over England. He continued to Insist that his nephew enter politics, and at lavt, in 18T8, Mr. Balfour yielded and was returned without opposition as a member for Hert ford. During the first two years he rarely attended the sittings of the House and spent most of his time in taking a trip around the world. It was not until the third session of his membership that he made his maiden speech. His proud uncle gathered all the members together to hear Arthur Inaugurate his great career. The young man arose and read a long and dis mal treatise on bimetallism. His friends were grievously disappointed and his uncle waa ail but furious. He continued to do nothing until 1879, when he went to the Types Ve fleet Every Day BY BOBBIE BABBLE. Says Trivia. "Picnics may be fine, 'Neath straggly tree and thorny vine, But after having spent the day In picnlo fashion let me say That I prefer a solid root- That la both bug and waterproof. Old Khayyam stretched the truth I guess, Singing about tha wilderness. " 'A book of verses 'neath tha bough,' Sounds rather pretty, I allow, But if tha author of the book Is with you and in a shady nook Reads on and on, what could be worsa Than his long-winded dribbling verse That halts and struggles more or less. Singing about tha wilderness. - 'A loaf of bread, a Jug of wine,' Well. I'll admit that dot sound fine. When quoted at some pleasant' feast With courses five or six at least. But at tha picnlo in tha wood The wine Is warm, tha bread not good, And caterpillars on your dress, Disturb you la tha wilderness. " Then wilderness were Paradise,' Oh, yea, the words sound very nice, And Just to make them seem mora true, . A nasty snake comes crawling through Tha underbrush and scares away Your poet with his face turned gray. Hereafter he won't care, I guess. For Khayyam and his wilderness. "But after I get home at last, -With all the picnic pleasures past, And In a cool, frtsh Paquln gown. At my on table sit ma dowa Berlin congress as secretary to Ms uncle who, with llrat'li, represented liimlnnd. There ho acquired a t.vtc for foreign poli tics, and began for tin- fleet time to show promising slxns of a career. When he returned to England ho created a great stir, and made a considerable naint for hlmcelf. but not in polities. He pub lished a hook entitled "Defense of Philos ophic Doubt." For this he was denounced an atheist on the ono hand and lauded as a profound philosopher on the other. ' Hut the dawn if his political cut eel waj at hand. He attached 'himself, with Sll Henry Wolfe and Sir John llorst, to thf political fortunes of 1onl Randolph Churchill, forming the famous fourth party, which althoUKh It never had hul four members, changed forever the current of HrltlHh politics. Lord K;imtotph Churchill captained the many filibuster undertaken by the tiny, party, whlh' Mr. Balfour devoted himself to foreign at fairs. When the Irish question became vital Mr. Htilfour suddenly aud without wuriilng. as sumed the lead and made a terrific, attack on the liberal government. Ho was hailed .i a man of rising power, and three ycurs Inter his uncle, Lord Salisbury, then prime minister, took his nephew Into the cabinet wlthnit protest. Ho filled M-vcral minor places Iti the mlnlMry and in ISMl leca;o first lord of the treasury and assuriied the leadeisl Ip tit the conservative party In the House f Commons. When Gladstone Wat returned to power In IMf he became the leader of the opposition. Ills party returned to power In 1SU3, and seven years later lis succeeded his uncle us prime minister and held that poMlion until the liberal purly returned to power. Since tliat lime lie has hern tho ucknouioducd head of his p.U'l)',' and as such Is now leading the forces op posed to the I'onlltl.n of liberals, lahoritee and Irish Nationalists. As an admlutratlve officer in the cabinet Mr. Ituifour was 1 !ghly successful. HIS greatest trial wus during tho dark d;tr of the South African war. England was wholly unprepared for the struggle with the Boers which was precipitated by Eng lishman who relied too much upon tlielr Inherent superiority .and paid too little at tention to actual condltl' ns. On the whole It may be taid that Mr. Bulfour came through the urdtal the only member of the government Increased In stature and wis dom by the events of that humiliating period. Certainly he was .most successful when contrasted with the Inefficient Lord Lamdowne and the incompetent. Lord Mllner. " ' Whert the 'Boer war was over Lord Salisbury, heavy with years, retired frcm public life and his mantle fell on the shoulders of his nephew while the whole tory party applauded. It was another proof of the peculiar fitness of the Cecil family to rule over Ei.gland. Not long after Balfour came to the pre miership. , Mr. Chamberlain revived tha war against free trade by bringing for ward his scheme for tariff reform. The tariff question had been regarded as settled for a half century and Mr. .Balfour begged the question. . Then came the revolt of Winston Churchill,- and the recrudescence of the ' liberal party. 'The conservatives were overthrown and tha liberals came back into power with an enormous' mt' jorlty. i When the lords forced tha dissolution of parliament last December by Ignoring con stitutional precedent and rejecting the bud get, Mr. Balfour was placed In a peculiar position. Although professing to be a "House of Commons man" he was com pelled to go back on the record of hit speeches for thirty year's and take up the cudgels In behalf of the lords.- Ha was forced also . to adopt Mr. Chamberlain's tariff reform scheme. He fought through the ensuing general election campaign In a masterly fashion, although it was plainly to be seen that he had no heart for the tariff reform program upon which he was forced to , base his hopes of success. His speeches In the campaign are monumental examples of "how not to say 1t." But Mr. Balfour was mightily.' In earnest In the belief that the ' ruling classes In England must be . con firmed In their political privileges. He was . earnest In the belief that democracy means ruin, ond thut any attempt to. disturb the relation between property and government is to Invite anarchy and chaos. And because he believed these things the torles followed him gladly. Mr. Balfour Is a Celt. He never has been anything but a Scotchman, and Scotchman will he be to the end, but his Celtic blood tells most in his love for controversial the ology and a good game of golf. When It comes to politics he Is an. Englishman and a Cecil and believes, as did his uncle,- that It Is the peoullar business of the Cecil family to regulate the affairs of the Bri tish empire. BY rXZDZKIO J. HagKIXT. . Tomorrow The British prlsls, ilX Sarld Xiloyd-Oeorge. . The Girl at the Picnic. And feast on dainty summer fare. A careful waiter by my chair. Then I'm prepared to say 'Oh, yes, Indeed, I love the wilderness!' " (Copyright, 1910, by the V.. Y. Herald Co.) Was at the rare. He dreamed a dream, then woke up And laughed, for It was funny. He dreamed his wife had written him And did not ask for money. , T. E. M.