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This quiet life is obviously wearing
on the colonel.
Has anybody seen Mr. Bryan? What
part of the country Is he in, anyway?
It remains to he seen 'whether the
"Old Guard" Is more than, a corporal's
One advantage In the hobble skirt-
It will not catch quits as much rubbish
as some others.,
:' si- ''.' - ' -. . 1 'i .
Knalfp- ! rahilnrt will h,u i ' L ,ir
"more. jn(?nths,',oMteerrt,o -fot-backrat
.Mcnoiaauongworto k . ..
I: Ta)k alf tbey please about" the "red
tmiA in Inrflnn affairs.' thorn tian !
been a vast amouht'of the long green
ceraimyv everyDoay Knows who
knows- Japan that ' it is annexing
.Korea solely for Korea's own good.
Why do-8' not that St. Louis firm
trying to And an "ugly woman" for a
cashier put want' ads' in, the Chicago
paper? , ' ,' . . V
V . .. " il
The high water that flooded parts
of Lincoln -did not reach Fairvlew.
Colonel Bryan is out of the way of
tidal waves now.
The public drinking cup may be a
purveyor of disease, but its contents
also quench !many a, thirst in tho good
"Fall buildings in St, Louis. begins
with a rush," says the Globe-Democrat.
Walt till it starts up Mellanphy
street 'from tbe levee.
Anxious inquirer:; Election day was
fixed in .JS'dyember because then the
regular basoball seasons, as well as
world serfes'i are past.
When Fv Augustus Heinse marries
his actress he can tell his wife that
he hag pulletl rf some pretty good
plays in his day, himself. .
San Francisco is making the city
rat-proof. Has it got rid of all the
other vermin that has been giving it
a bad od&rV ' ' -' -'
1 ... . ...
torn watson or ueorgta is arrtld he
will be assassinated. Some men's
troubles begin when they draw on
their Imaginations. ' -
Although, the clock in the steeple
has been' removed from our High
school building, .that will' not be ac
cepted as an excuse for tardiness next
If the endorsement by the editor of
Collier's Weekly does as much for
Candidate Hltchock as it did for Can
didate Whedon, it is all over but the
- Down tn the Osarks they nomi
nated Vice President Sherman for the
presidency and then presented him
with 'a 'watermelon. What more could
a man ask?
speaking or tormer ana coming
Governor Smith of Georgia, one of his
newspaper organs Insists that "lloks
is no Joke,' but a, lot of the things he
advocates are mighty funny.
Fire Chief Salter will have a 1911
model at his official disposal. The ex
citement uf running with the machine
of olden days will not be in it with
riding to a fire -a la mode and no
The Kansas Fronanrfamento.
After all the wild talk indulged in
Kansas and the sweeping victory of
the Insurgents in the primary there,
the platform pronuneiamento Just put
out by the republican state council is
really more conservative than people
bad been led to expect. The only sub
ject on which it takes direct issue with
the Taft administration is ns to
whether the tariff law is. as Mr. Taft
has declared, a substantial fulfillment
of the platform pledge of 1908. The
Kansans refuse to recognize the re
vision of the tariff of 1909 as "a sat
isfactory fulfillment" of the tariff
pledge of the republican platform, and
declare for further revision on one
schedule at a lime, according to recom
mendations of an independent, non
partisan tariff commission. Even in
this program the Kansas declaration
is not essentially different from that
outlined by the president, by whose
insistence the existing tariff board was
given an appropriation to pursue the
necessary investigations, without
which no more satisfactory revision is
to bo expected. Whether the revision
shall be concerned with only ; one
schedule at a time is up to congress,
which could have pursued that method
before had, it 80 desired.
The other features of insurgency
where the Kansas platform goes be
yond what the party is already com
mitted to are the revision of the house
rules to make committee chairman
ships elective by .the house instead of
appointive by the speaker -and a pro
vision for the physical valuation of
railroads. The first is purely a ques
tion of parliamentary procedure, in
which our own experience is conflict
lag, the elective committees of the
senate seemingly producing the same
results as the appointive committees
of the house. The physical valuation
of railroads is also rather a detail than
a principle. It is in progress in many
states under state supervision; the
proposition was offered In the Chicago
convention, but voted down. The valu
ation, however, is involved wherever
the question of reasonable rates arises,
and the Interstate Commerce commis
sion must eventually arrive at a valua
tion in the exercise of its rate-making
The tribute to Colonel Roosevelt is
w,ell put and will elicit no dissent, al
though if its purpose is to hall him as
the leader of the insurgent cause and
drive htm into antagonism with Presi
dent Taft and the administration it
will hardly affect the colonel's course.
It may be of Interest to the public
to know JusV how the state council of
each political party in Kansas is made
up. Its membership . consists of the
nominees on the party ticket for
United States senator, congress, all
state Offices .and .state senators, to
gether ; with' the . nstlonakcommtttee
mari, , nold-ovor .United State senator
and hold-over, state .senators of the
same political party1 and the chairmen
of th,e" respective county committees.
This In a peculiar combination, but,
under existing conditions, doubtless
represents and reflects the majority of
republicans in Kansas.
Why Men Seek. Office.
Discussing his own'candldacy for re
election, Speaker' Vfadsworth of the
New York house of representatives,
one of the "Old Guard" leaders, Is
minted aa ha vine 'that' Should it ho to
"my advantage" to decline a renom
inatlon a friend, whom he named,
would receive the full support of his
county. Aside from showing this
young leader's ability to deliver his
county where he sees fit, his declara
tion raises the question, why do men
seek office? ' . '
Does the average man seek or re
fuse to seek office for the reason that
Mr. Wadsworth Implies he does to
serve his own advantage? Some do
not; some accept ' of f ice with much
higher motives than that, motives
that comprehend public weal, but too
many do not. They go into it purely
for "advantage," and when One office
no longer serves their advantage as
their think It should, they seek an
other. Of course merit should count
in politics the same as in any other
line of public or private service, but
it is questionable If any man has the
right to regulate his whole plan of
action on the basis of personal ag
grandisement. The chief danger in so
doing lies In the probability of serving
himself better than his constituency,
whose interests he is placed in the
office to serve.
Most people have got away from the
delusion that the office seeks the man
in this country, but there is a vast dif
ference between a man aeeklng an of
fice to serve the public and going after
it for the sole purpose of private gain.
More Ship Lines Needed.
American consular agents abroad
have done much to awaken merchants
and manufacturers at home to , the
prime necessity of adapting their wares
to foreign customs as a means of in
creasing their importations and now
some of these consuls are urging the
Importance of better steamship facili
ties for the Barns' purpose. American
goods are kept out of many ports, be
cause we lack direct means of transpor
tation, such as the European ports of
commerce have. !
' This is notably' true with reference
to Egypt, as our scent at Alexandria
points out. Egypt's imports lastly ear
amounted to $112,000,000, aud yet the
United States contributed, directly and
indirectly, not'to' exceed 4 per cent of
this volume. One reason is that the
United States lacks direct ' coromunl
vatlon with Egyptian porta, whereas
European nations have these facilities.
Of course, It Is true ; that Euro-
peans also, because they are in
closer proximity, send their personal
representatives down into Egypt to cul
tivate the trade, study its peculiarities
and, In addition, maintain long-time
credit accounts, neither desirable nor
feasible for Americans.
The consul points out the fact that
goods shipped from New York to Egypt
suffer by delay. For instance, a recent
cargo of cottonseed oil reached its
Egyptian destination from 4 to 6 per
cent loss and the buyer was able to
collect damages neither from the
American steamship nor the insurance
company. And as cottonseed oil is sn
article of which Egypt Imports large
quantities, this becomes a rather Im
portant matter. It certainly does not
conduce to a building-up of American
commerce in Egypt.
This consul says that a steamship
line should be established between New
York and Tangier, Instead of Gibraltar
that is to make Tangier the first
port of entry. It is coincidental that
even before his report has become gen
erally circulated, exactly such a line is
proposed by American capitalists and
probably will be established. This,
perhaps, may be regarded as the first
step toward direct and uninterrupted
communication between Manhattan
and Morocco and when that is accom
plished it will mean an opening up to
American industry of Alexandria,
Smyrna, Constantinople, Odessa, and
other important eastern trade centers
now practically closed to our com
New Boad'i New Policy.
The Western Pacltlc railroad, which
has Just celebrated its advent in San
Francisco, promises the people of the
states It traverses that it will not go
into politics nor seek to control elec
tions and the laws as has been done
by so many other railroads. A mem
ber of its law department declares:
The Western Paclflo Is the child of a
new era In the relation between the rail
roads and the public. The chief features
of this era consist in the recognition, on
tho one hand, of the fact that tho railroads
are the servants of the people and that the
public has the right, through Its authori
tiesnational, state and municipal to reg
ulate them in the interests of the-good
of the great Mass of the people, and, on
the other hand, in a realization of the
fact that the railroads are entitled to a
fair return on an honest capital.
. Here is a new policy to arrest the
attention of older railway corpora
tions. It is a novel policy for the state
of California, which has never known
freedom from railroad bosslsm and
political manipulation. It has never'
dealt with a railroad before that rec
ognized the people as its source 67
franchise right, the people as the over
lord of its conduct as a common car
rier. , It. will be an Interesting Inno
vation to follow and.if.lt la sincerely
carried out the. Western Pacific will
undoubtedly be the gainer. The rail
road, that will treat fairly with the
public ought not to suffer at the pub
lic's hands, and other railroad men are
coming to tnis view of the matter.
It is quite likely that the Influence of
this "new era" 1b what has brought
this set of magnates to it at the 'very
outset. ' Others have had to be forced
to see it, but we have reason to be
lieve the majority of railroad men
are seeing a light they never saw be
fore, and that relations between the
railroads and the public will be better
in the future.
From a purely business standpoint
this policy of the new Gould road will
undoubtedly pay and that is the only
standpoint from which thla or any
other similar business enterprise acts.
In the course of events it may be
reasonably expected that such a policy
will, as a competitive influence, com
pel the older roads of California to
modify their attitude toward the pub
lic. Of course the Western Pacific
comes into the far west at a time when
it would be difficult if it desired to in
trench itself in political power at th
Southern Pacific did. With the gate
to political control shut In its face, it
Is much easier for it to be good and
put up a Tlrtuous front
Trying; Law Suit in Newspapers.
Many lawyers -are averse to what
they call "trying cases. In the news
papers'." many others are not averse
to It and many are not who say they
are. It often depends on whether the
newspaper happens to give their side
the more favorable hearing or not. As
a "rule a lawyer will not take violent
exception to a good strong boost for
his side of the case, even in the col
umns of a newspaper, though hla con
tempt for such proceedings may be
stirred to the utmost if the publica
tion of the facts Is adverse to him and
Charles A. T owne of silver repub
llcan and populist fame, now, by vlr
tue of single gold standard prosperity,
a money-making lawyer in New York
City, the other day went on record as
being strongly opposed to "trying my
case in the newspapers." In the same
interview he proceeded to give out a
carefully prepared statement of his
case, which took up about one-half
column of good newspaper space, of
cqurse, since Mr. Towne himself com
piled the statement, it as naturally
favorable to his side and, therefore,
must have met with his entire satis
faction, even though its publication
violated bis sense of propriety.
It is alwaya easy enough for a law
yer, if he will, to find an excuse for
giving the ' newspapers a statement
that he thinks may help his client's
Interests, no matter how much he may
dislike the newspaper notoriety. It
Is a poor sort of lawyer who will not
sacrifice a sensitive regard for pro
fessional ethics to the practical bent
fit of a client promising a contingent
fee, and in the meantime, how can he
help it if the limelight of publicity
shows the way of other clients to Ms
It turns out that the reverend
mountebank who was running for
United States senator on three party
tickets for whom 60,000 people were
yearning to vote, received 1,798 votes
in the republican column, 207 in the
populist column and 433 votes in the
prohibition column, where he had no
opposition, making a total of 1,436
votes out of approximately 100,000,
which Is less than half what the noto
rious political grafter, Vanaltstlne,
Mayor "Jim" is hardly in position to
object to a recount when he, himself,
made the proposition to Governor Shal.
lenberger for a recount of the whole
state by stipulation. If a recount by
stipulation looked good to the mayor,
a recount on demand of a defeated
candidate in the questionable counties
ought not to feaze him.
Mr. Bryan says he is gofng to do all
he can to help electdemocratic can
didates, whom he denounced as dis
honest and who are nominated in spite
of him. But he will not interrupt his
Chautauqua collections in themldst of
the season for any little s(de line like
Omaha's license inspector collapsed
after a strenuous day accompanying
the license inspector of Minneapolis,
where he was visiting. He has our
sympathy, but he ought to stay at
home where the exigencies of his Job
do not require him to work so hard.
Why should the democratic nominee
for United States senator, who has
not only a press bureau, but hla own
presses as well, object to the republi
can nominee having a press bureau?
No monopoly. No restraint of trade.
Let the scribblers scribble.
Why should a 16-year-old boy be
permitted to work on a derrick on the
top of a building under construction
where he is exposed to constant risk
of life? Such dangerous places should
be occupied only by grown-up men
with steady nerves.
Omaha's city clerk is calling for
volunteers to accept lucrative employ
ment as clerks of registration, places
which used to be in furious demand.
The number of the Jobless in these
days of republican prosperity is mighty
small. i. . .' .
That Ohio man who walked to his
own funeral and,' listened to the ser
vices conducted at his grave probably
meant to surpass the record of the one
who continued, t,, talk to his wife
twenty minutes' af ter, be was dead. '
Kansas democrats want the Massa
chusetts ballot, but they at least have
more decency than ' Nebraska demo
crats in refraining from making the
demand as "nonpartisans."
Lives Ip o Hla Title.
When every thing. Is taken Into considers
tloni It Is not hard to explain why they all
call him Sunny . Jim when ho . talks so
nicely about the president.
Btroad tho Limit.
In connection with Mr. Paul Morton's
conviction that enforced military service
Is a good thing for tbe people, it Will bo
remembered that Mr. Morton himself is
beyond the consorlptlon age. , ' :
. Room t'adtr tho Caatvaa,
Consider that word "progressives", as em
ployed by Mr. Roosevelt. It Is eufflrtantly
descriptive to satisfy the insurgents,' while
not necessarily conveying any imputation
distasteful to the standpatters. The colonel
has a great head. .
Tho World is Fall of Them.
Baltimore American. "
Friends of a bravo mother in Kansas,
who held up her baby eight hours in a
oistern up to her neck in water, are .claim
ing a Carnegie medal for her. But If all
mothers who brave danger and death in
defense of their children are to be deco
rated, tho Carnegie fund would never hold
out. Tho world Is full of them, .
Recession, of tho Bicycle. '
i New York World, '
Tho figures showing the decline in tho
value of bicycles exported from 7,(X)S.823 in
W&T to $640, 70 last year throw further light
on the passing of a national fad. . But
though the "wheel" did not "corns to stay"
as a pastime. It survives In considerable
numbers In factory towns and elsewhere
as a. vehicle for use In saving carfare.
Matrimonial High. Finance.
- Baltimore American. -''
A California Judge has decided that a di
vorced woman is tho widow of. her former
deceased husband. even though he may
have remarried after the divorce. With
Reno to supply' alimony, and California
to award ber thirds, any woman who knows
how to marry consecutively, with good fi
nancial judgment, ought to settle herself
very comfortably In life. ,
Our Birthday Book
September 1 JS10,
James Gordon Bennett, founder of the
New York Herald, was .born September 1,
1796, in Banffshire, Bootland. Ha started
hla newspaper In 1811 and was Its editor
and proprietor for nearly forty years. He
died In New York In 1872.
Ernest Brocs, editor of the Indianapolis
Bur, Is Just M years old. Hs was born In
Newaygo, Mich., and began his journal.
Istto career in the early Mrs.
William E. PalmaUer, manager of the
credit department of the Merchants Na
tional bank.' was born September 1. ISttt, at
Cold water, Mich, He was from, IS8S to 1N)1
with tho MeCormlck Harvester company at
Omaha, and for tbe next eight years man
ager of tho Bradstreet company hero.
John 8. Collins, Omaha pioneer, mer
chant and banker, who died a few months
ago, was born September 1, IMS. He was
one of tho Incorporators of the Nebraska
National baak and also president of the
Equitablo Trust company
Korea that Was
Hermit Kingdom x,osea Bvea Its
Hame In tbe Vrocoas of Annexa
tion to tbe Empire of Japan.
The toothsome morsel calculated to sat
lfy Its land hunger for the moment which
Johan has even negotiating for centuries,
reached Its destination with the formal an
nexation of Korea to the empire of the
mikado, The Hermit kingdom is now a
historic memory. Kverv Its name Is taken
off the map. Heme forth l will be known
as Cho-Sen, tfhtch means "Land of Morn
ing Calm." 'The process of assimilation
has been detailed In the dispatches. Tile
spectacle attracted International attention,
every land-gobbling nation expectantly
observing how a novice In the business
would comfort Itself at the feast. But
everything was planned by expert Anglo
Saxons, Teutons or Muscovites. Such Is
the educational power of example. Even
the defunct ruling family of tho snuffed
out kingdom, sugared in advance - with
liberal pensions, looked pleasant during
the ceremony of strangulation.
The obliteration of the centuries-old
kingdom, says the New York Sun, hat
been In tho program of Japan's secret
diplomacy since the first transport carry
ing troops docked at Chemulpo, the seaport
of Seoul, a short time before the night tor
pedo attack on Port Arthur opened the war
with Russia. Only the characteristic In
direction of Japanese methods hi diplom
acy, tempered by perhaps unnecessary
caution as respects offending the too sen
sitive powers by overruling all promises
and declarations anent the Independence
of Korea, has delayed tho gobbling up of
the great peninsula.
Sentimentalists who have looked up the
ethnology of the Mongolians will say that
this Is the sad case of the child devouring
the parent The Japanese editorials of the
last few weeks have been busy explain
ing that the parent waa unworthy to live
longer and in fair condition for swallowing
just for the good of tho child In particular
and of mankind generally. '
Much was said by Japanese statesman
and apologists seeking tho sympathy of
tho Anglo-Saxon peoples Just before the
outbreak of the war with Russia about
Korea's being "the arrow pointing at ths
heart of Japan." Tho Japanese did not
begin to lense the menace of this arrow
until the rapacity of tho western powers
made all tho Asiatic coast from Canton
to Vladivostok the theater of international
rivalry. The arrow first aeemed to bs
strung to the bow when China, whloh had
acquired suserainty over Korea with ths
weakening of tho old kingdom, began 40
assert Its sovereignty, greatly to tho detri
ment of Japan, The war of 18M followed.
After that came tho humiliation of China
by tho treaty of Shlmonosekl and ths
declaration of Korean independence by tho
Korean king, who assumed at the earns
time at the suggestion of tho Japanese th
title of emperor. - .
In October, 1906, Korea felt tho first sting
of tho lash of Japan. Queen Mln, a force
ful woman who had taken a leading part
In tho blind "palace politics" played by
the emperor with Russia and Japan, threat
ened to throw all her Influence into the
lap of an astute Russian minister who wa
already playing ths game which later led
to the armed clash between his country
and Japan. With the connivance of MlurA,
the Japanese minister at the court of Seoul,
a band of ruffians partly native and partly
Japanese, stormed the bedchamber of the
Queen' one night and murdered her. ; Her
body was burned on a' hastily constructed
funeral pyre, and when the emperor minis
ters searched tho ashes the next morning
they could find no remains of his majesty's
consort ' except some bones of a little
finger; The terrified emperor fled to the
Russian legation . for protection, and later
a magnitlcont state funeral was held over
the finger bones of the queen.
That was but ths beginning of tho long
and tortuous course of diplomatio tntrigus,
the denouement of which came when Japan
flew at ths throat of ths Russian bear.
Tho pitiful shadow of an emperor at the
head of a mere semblance of government
a government honey-combed with corrup
tion and blighted by ages of despotism-
was with tils country tho bono of con
tention between Russia and Japan. Through
no fault of its own, except its strategic
position In tho new theater of acuvtties in
tho far east, Korea became the prise of
war, tho looters had to fight It out be
tween themselves to decide which .one
would have th pickings. ;
The first of Japan's recent series of
treaties with Korea, each one professing
protection and Independence even while
taking away one more prop of sovereignty
and autonomy, came on February 23, 1804,
a fortnight after tho landing of Japanese
troops at Chemulpo and within a fw days
after the opening of hostilities with Russia.
In a protocol signed by representatives of
the two oriental emperors Japan pledged
Itself solemnly to insure the safety and re
pose of tho reigning family of Korea and
guaranteed the Independence and territorial
Integrity of tho Hermit nation; all in. re
turn for tho simple privilege of being al
lowed to march troops into tho country and
drive tho Russians out of its northern bor
ders. No foreign critic of Japan's aotlons In
Korea during tho two years immediately
following tho war with Russia and there
have been some very bitter critic has
oven been able to lay the most flagrant
violations of all right and Justice directly
at the door of tho Toklo government. The
ministry In tho Japanese capital seemed
content to send advisers and assistants to
prop up the Korean government, but with
carte blanche instructions. That all the ef
forts of the Japanese In Korea seemed to
bo co-ordalned Into a unanimous dartre
to do as little for ths weaker nation and as
much for tho home government as possible
waa a mere coincidence In the official eyes
The second prop that was knocked from
under the tottering throne of Cho-sun was
felled by Marquis, later Prince, Ito. Ho
went to deoul In November of 106 after ths
close of tho Russian war. The first thing
he did was to give a garden party, one of
the severely formal Japanese method of
opening pourparlers. Some of the ministers
still loyal to the country and to their
sovereign smelled a mouse and refused to
attend tho garden party. Then Marquis ltc,
tho Inscrutable Mohammed, went to tbe
On the night of November IT solid blocks
of Infantry and several battalions of field
pieces under the command of General
Hasegawa moved down from tho Japar.ose
seml-mllltary settlement on Nam-san hill
and surrounded tho palace of the. timorous
emperor. Then Ito and Hasegawa went In
and had conference with the emperor's
ministers. It was a brutal stroke. When
the emperor finally refused to set his Seal
on tho treaty, which Ito had all ready, an
officer was sent to the office of tho Im
perial chamberlain and tho vermilion stamp
of royalty was rifled from its strongbox
and set to' the Instrument. This was tho
treaty declaring Japan's protectorate over
Korea and placing all Korea's diplomatio
machinery in tho bands of Japan. Tho
United Mates was one of tho first of the
powers .to recognise it by tho withdrawal
of Its nlnlster. Tho Marquis Ito became
ths first resident general of Korea, filling
an office provided Tor In tho so-clled
Tho isnd which this cycle of the events of
four centuries has finally put In tho grip
of Japan Is the poorest snd the most un
developed part of all Asia, comprising about
90.000 square mile and a population of
,700.0ro. Its agriculture IS almost iero; It
has no manufactures, no art. It Is be
lieved to be rich In minerals, and tho ad
jacent waters abound in fish, that Is all.
The Japanese have possession of a great
block of ragged mountains, ths arrow that
has been menacing their heart. Just bo
hind the arrow In Msnchuila and Mongolia
la ths hand that was once set behind the
STIRS OHIO DKMOCRATS.
Some Reflertlooe on Urran'a Opposi
Cleveland Plain I'ealer dem ).
No ,man In tho democratic party hat a
better right to hla opinion on men snd
measures, and none has a better right to
express thou .opinion, than William J.
Bryan. Friends of Judson Harmon cannot
complain because ths thrloe-defeated candi
date for president chooses to declare hi
opposition to the governor's proposed can
didacy in 1812.
But Judson Harmon is not 'running for
president at the prevent time: he Is merely
a candidate for re-election to ths governor
ship. It Is wholly beside the question to
argue for or against him as a possibility
two years hence. Mr. Bryan makes the
mistake of thinking a presidency Is at
stake, when only s governorship la In Issue.
It needed no formal statement from the
gentleman of Lincoln to show that he hail
little sympathy with tho aaplrattms of
those members of his party who think thsy
see k rising national figure In ths governor
of Ohio. Bryan has been hostile to the
Harmon movement from the moment he
found he could not dictate the governor's
course In state politics. The Ohio de
mocracy's rejection of Bryan's plan for
endorsing a senatorial candidate could have
had no other result.
The Issue in Ohio this fall concerns In no
way the possibilities of 112. The whole
Issue may be boiled into ths single query:
"Has Harmon made good?"
to the determination of this question,
manifestly, Mr. Bryan has made no con
tribution. He Is speaking beside the mark;
discussing an Issue with which the voters
of Ohio are not concerned at the present
The governorship settled, as it will be In
November, .the democrats, like the repub
licans, will then turn to the presidential
contest two years later. Until after the
election it behooves tho party of Harmon
and, Bryan to stick to tho question at hand
and. not let . tho consideration of distant
problems Imperil a right solution of pres
. TAFT'S TOA8T TO SPAIN.
Ssntlments ef Notional Good Will
i Happily Hxpressed.
, . . Boston . Transcript.
President Taft made a very happy speech
In proposing a toast to tho king of Bpain
uport the occasion of the International
yaoht races etfLMarbteheSd, participated in
by- spaniah ana American yacutmen. The
event Itself was fraught with satisfaction.
indicating that as an effect of tho strife
between the two peoples Americans and
Spaniards have discovered one another and
have come to entertain sentiments of
mutual admiration. So that the graceful
tribute made by Mr. Taft to the quality of
the Spanish nation was quite In line with
the growing admiration felt by Americans
for the people who. have such nobis history.
and such fine personal traits. .
Coming as it did st a tlm when Spain Is
Vaoked with political dissension, the senti
ments of tho president will be particularly
agreeable. This country has no other feel
ing toward any other country than to wish
it well in the broadest sense of civilisation
and progress. It is, therefore, to bo hoped
that -as an outcome of present conditions
Spain may set her house. In order and enter
upori an unprecedented era of stability and
progress, thus relieving it of the dark Ills
of poverty and bringing about tho creation
of enterprise adequate to rostor to It tbe
Status of a power of the first class.
Spain and tho United States havs nothing
of difference between them, and Spain has
no bettter well-wisher than ths Unltad
States. President Taft so Indicated in hla
speech, which was warmly appreciated by
the Spanish minister. .
Talks for people
'.' There it &o longer any question as
to. whether people read ad vertising
they .wll read It fast enough it it Is
worth reading -If It tell them some
thing they want to know, If it is
stratght-to-the-polnt and Interesting.
Ahd they respond to it, if it is believable.-
.- 7. ' -J ' .
." Advertisers who create the most
favorable impression on the public are
those who make plain, simple state
ments, in plain, readable words.
.'too many "bargain." too much
"pHce-cutting," top many "special
sales" will not build a reputation for
straight merchandising. The store
that advertises a "bargain" every day
ia mighty aoon put down as "cheap"
an4 cheapness does not appeal to the
people who form the real buying power
of the community.
There are legitimate reasons for
holding sales and tbe firm that adver
tises good merchandise at fair prices.
steadily, day after day, can, when the
time comes, make simple announce
ment in the newspapers and fill their
The response to a sale announce
ment from thla sort of store is imme
diate because tho people know it i
dependable. ' -
It ia alwaya best to be out in the
open in advertising what you have to
sell. Straightforward, honest adver
tising, backed up with good merchan
dise at fair prices, is what tbe people
want it it what they eipect of the
merchants, and they have a rUht.to
- If you want the people to read your
advertisements, to believe and respond
to them, if you want to win their ap
proval and confidence, all you have to
For twenty years two 'Indian, neighbors
refused to exchange areetlna, the cause
of the silence being a quarrel over a hen.
The other day they bur.ed the hatchet, but
tho dlFtaich from Oklahrma rays nothing
about the hen.
The socialistic administration of Milwau
kee eMWtcd an astonlfh rg amount of
nerve In c.iuxli'g the "Arrest of the pre.M
dent of the street railway tm because
his company violated a clly ordinance.
Moreover, he was fined.
The widow of Charles Ci leton" Coffin,
who wrote "The Boys or "M" ai-1 "The
Drum-beat of the Nation," as wsll is many J
other stirring historic! books ' for boys,
died recently at her home near Boston.
Tho body of Mrs. Coffin now lies beside
that of her husband at Mt. Auburn.
Whan ths Cincinnati authorities investi
gated the premises of Edward Flynn, a 78-year-old
hermit living near the city, they
found four horses that he had kept as
pets, two of them 38 years old. None of
them had ever been In harness. One horse
has never been out Of the stall that It! was
born In 17 years agot The humane officers
will demand that the horses be allowed te
run at large.
Miss Isabella Fuller Is a little 12-year-eaa
girl who saved the life of F. Thompson
at Atlsnta, Oa., by supporting his head
above ths water until help came. She was
awarded a medal of gold for bravery by the
Culver Bummer Naval school, at Culver,
Ind., one day lost week, and the medal
was presented to the little girl by Com
mander C. C. Marsh, United States Navy,
assisted by Rear Admiral Albert Ross of
tne ureal Isaacs inunmi siainm. ,
TAPS ON THE FUNNYBONE.
"Mother, why are you running away from
those other horses?"
"My child, I simply cannot stsnd hearing
those old gossips traduce your father. They
say he Is a horse with a very fast record."
-Ufa i . .
"Aviation In warfare" Is going to revolu.
tlnnlse things and turn cowsrda into bravo
"In what respeetf"
wny, wnn an aeroplane, n win no ioni"f
be a disgrace to fly in battle." Baltimore
Prospective Summer Boarder Rather a
peculiar apartment, Isn't It T
llural Landlord-Well, ye see, I'm the "
town constable, an' the Jail beln' empty .
this time o' year, I thought 1 might lest as
well make a little extry money durln' the
summer season. Puck.
"So they brought )n a dark horse s,t ths
"Yep," replied Farmer Corntossel. "When
they came right out an' make It a. boss
groposltion, I don't see how us plain people
In hope to hold our own with the experts."
Sagsby What makes you look so. happy
Janitor That man up In 41S was kicking
all winter long oecause no niont nave
enough heat. I wander If he's satisfied to
day Somervlllo Journal. , . .
Israel Putman had killed ths wolf.
"The bystanders said It waa a brave thing)
to do," he told the reporters afterward,
"but Oreat Scott. If it had been one of the
Cubs knocking out a home run they would
have cheered their blamd heads off!"
Still, for those primitive times. Put Was a)
real hero. Chicago Tribune.
"How's the climate out your way?"
"Woll," replied Farmer Corntossel, "18
does well enough for summer boarder pur
poses. It looks nice and cool on a picture
card." Washington 'Star.' ' . '
"Who Is the man who Is so loudly and
energetically opposing restrictions on auto
mobile speeding? I don't recollect 'having
seen him among tho motorists before,"
"You haven't. He's not a motorist; he'g
an undertaker.', . '
1 "What's the use of suing that 'poor fel
low for breach of promise? Ho hasn't any;
money;", . n'i yiiit.-v! -inis;
, "Well," replied the resolute young woman,
''I'll help him along by publishing his let
ters. After I have Introduced his poetry to
tho public maybe somebody will make a
deal to pay him . royalties." Washington .
THDTE AHTJ METE. '
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The oriole's throbbing song of love,
The lights and shades from tho sky above
The wintry wind and tho killing blast
That, mayhap, bring In a ship half-ma'T
The cry of hunger, crape at the door,
The sharp gasps of pain that o'er and o'ejs)
Tell of a shattered and broken faith
That glides In and out like midnight wraith.
The brave farewell of a tolling soul,
That roes Its way to the Common goal.
The laugh of a maid that bubbles up
And overflows the long empty cup.
Of paeeersby who will quaff again
Tne Joy e en as tne sorrow or men.
All these are thine and 'mine, dear friend
Are thine and mine unto, the nd-
i -J. E. fJiey.
who sell things
meet you more than half way.-, U
The Bee can supply you with sV servJf
Ice of advertising copy that Is straight
forward and honest, that is interesting;
and believable.. .It will win for you the
confidence and approval of its readers,
bring them to your store, make them;
your customers If you will back it ufl .
with the goods.
Phone Tyler 1000 and a represents
tlve will call on yoji.
keep your teeth b-.
wHitAAntlaound. ft S-x 1
your breath GnAyE5,
wee.; uniu oia
age. . Kemoyes
tartar, will not
t All Druggists.
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