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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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t dreee will be changed aa oftn aa requested. -
t It la only fair to expect a Uttle unsettled
f father around tbe spring equinox time.
I '', Still, tbe opinion! of Colonel Bryan do not
tcjstruct a state of preparedness at tbe box
f A symptom of peace abroad, even though
peering an Insurance tag, attracts attention for
j Incidentally, there Is nothing to stop any of
them from sparing themselves and their friends
, Nebraska's senior senator Is opposed to pre-
paredneea only half as much as he is "fernlnst
Unregistered voters have until April . ft to
jree to It that their, names are properly enrolled.
Delay Is dangerous. . ,
Direct primary experience has shown that
te candidate who filed last often! had Just' aa
jcood a chance as tha one "who filed first, i - .,
In the lexicon of progress there la no such
: word aa fall for Omaha's effort to pull a
', union station across if only all pall together.
In the last analysis of science, the human
machine reveals strata ' of lime carbon and
lalcium. These elemen.tr 'vdoubUeev' explain
buman affection for the 'spotllght
Practice shooting of the fleet at ports In
Mobile bay is an Impreeelve reminder of 1S63.
'. lapse of fifty-three years between bombard
ments lends emphasis, to the-echo.
Well, who pet-up that man, to protest plac
ing the name' of Bryan .on , the' Jalot' n the
ground that he is.not'a de'mocratT, Perhaps
tme great ; sleuth couldv u'nrvvef this jhyatefy.
,. r -;tj-J L-j j , . . ..
It is high time to stop the.faVemaeQuerade,
under dual party labeli, when the. sole purpose
i4 to purloin jvoVea'iu aoother, party -;olron for
j candidate1 V-hb "could" 'uot osalblr1 gfettfeem1
ir- his cwni garb.' :'.," , '
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Boston's, cradle -of liberty'! ocked-aa never
before with domeetic"Joy 'otf 'faihers 'day; of
Uby week. A eenUaot theUpadanee; skewed
iOO womenvto Vfh-f the four men. present to
report the proceedings. ' ''".. .
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"Come, gentle spring, ethereal mildness,
lome!" sang a bygone poet whose Imagination
(Qualed the occasion, fortunately for., human
I- ind tho license of the exaggerator was Tevohed
- v ith the practical dictum: "There is no such
Britain's rail of married, men to the colors
has been deferred pending an inquiry Into the
political' effect of the jqmmons. v, No. matter
how completely the war submerges other factors
of British life, extreme caution must be ob
served to safeguard political trenches. .
Rumors and deductions presaging a naval
tattle on the North 8ea persist and stimulate
hepe for a 'try-out of modern worships.1 Specu
lation on the outcome t useleac. The'on-look
iLg world longs for a naval test which will d
tcnnlne how near superdreadnaugbts' tomt to
the advance notices. :
Suar and the Democrats.
Aside from the war developments, tbe moat
significant event of the last week was the al
rnoet unanimous passage, by the lower house of
congresa at Washington, of tbe bill to retain
the sugar duty which vm to have come off on
the first of May. In rescinding their previous
srtlon placing sugar on the free list, the demo
crats have completely belled their professed
opposition to tbe principle of the protective
tariff all these years, and have backed en
tirely away from their position so positively
tsserted when the Underwood revenue law was
The tariff on sugar Is a protective tariff and
must be protective for the American sugar pro
ducers to the extent of tbe differential. By
no figure of speech can the democrats make out
that It Is excluded from the category of pro
tective duties. It has built up tbe beet sugar
industry In this country, which has yet tre
mendous poftslbillttes of expansion, depending
only upon reasonable assurance of the home
market at compensatory prices an industry
which the democrats, with their free sugar
schedule, would bsve torn down except for
the - Intervention of, the1 European war tem
porarily cutting off importation.
While in restoring the sugar duty tbe demo
crats will be undoing some of the mischief they
had started to do, it Is only because of pressure
ct extraordinary conditions that they are doing
it. and It will be unsafe to trust them not to
veer around again should they be' continued
in control. In the light of this administration
measure repealing the free sugar law, the old
democratic platforms denouncing protection as
robbery, 'without any ifs or ands, become hu
morous reading, i,.
' Aeroplanes and the Amy.
President Hawley of the Aero Club of Amer
ica has urged President Wilson to request an
Immediate appropriation large enough to prop
erly equip four aero squadrons, for. tbe United
Slates army. Here Is the weakest part of our
present military establishment.' While we may
have enough of the flying machines to provide
for the necessities of the punitive expedition
that is to overhaul Villa, the army as a whole
1 deficient In this Important arm.
. Experience In Europe has demonstrated the
imperative- need and Indispensable service of
aircraft in war. It Is not In the spectacular
battles above the ground, nor In the occasional
bomb-dropping raid, that the aviator serves his
country. Tbe modern army without air scouts
Is blind and helpless, and would be an easy prey
for an enemy properly equipped. In no partic
ular has tbe science, of war made greater ad
vance than in the adaptation of the aeroplane to
the uses of the fighting forces, and no nation
has lagged further behind In the matter of Its
adoption than has the United States., In this
regard we are repeating the. experience of the
Spanish-American war,' where we sent our sol
diers, armed with the old.slngle-sbo rifle .using
black powder, against an army fitted out with
high-power repeating rifles and using smoke
less explosives. How costly that mistake would
have been had Spain' continued the resistance
it was capable of making profoundly shocks the
experts familiar with the -situation.' t sv.v .L. ,
. The aviation service of both the army and
the navy deserves frnoire attention, thaa it has
received so far. Training of men for"' the cor
rect and efficient handling of these machines
le more-necessary tbaa for pother- work- of soldiers.-
' Tbe suggestion made to the president
It worthy serious consideration.
, v Ajneyicka Merchant Marine. . ' 1
Much -has. been said during the. last year
or two about the disappearance of the American
flag from the' high aeas, and of the decadence)
of the American merchant marine. . From the
Department of Commerce- oomea A report that
indicates, that somewhere the flag of our coun
try is floating over the waters. Returns to the
bureau of navigation.; ahow'.thatj 19,1 Oi: mer?
chAnt vessels, of. the United, States were docu
mented for foreign or'domestio trade, and were
manned by 162,139 officers and men, excluding
masters. Total tonnage for all vessels regis
tered. Including yachy. jwaa- S,4$T,3ll gross
tons, this to compare with Great Britan'a aggre
gate In of 1, 10 0.0 00 gross tons, and Ger
many's 5,428,175 for. the same year. That the
fleet s not confined to inland waters Is shown by
the fact that 2,517 of' registered ships manned
hy 53.069.men, are lh the seagoing trade; 2.563,
with 23,782 sailors, are on the Great Lakes,
and the rest of the fleet la on rivers and smaller
lakes. The point of this Is that we still have
a water-borne commerce of considerable site,
under the coutrol and protection ot our flag,
and which may yet be saved if the democrats
do not persist in their program of opening
traffic betweenAmerican porta to foreign-built
- The evil reputation of New York's famous
Bowery survives segregation, fumigation and
partial demolition. Business men In that local
2 ity propose the desperate operation "of changing
the name to Central Broadway. Complete for--
getfulnees Is hardly possible while the ballyhoo
of the tourist bus works the megaphone.
Thirty Years Ago
This Day in Omaha
' Vmpti freta See XUae.
- Tha aenaational l4tuer mwrdea'nuAJenninated with
a verdict of aruilty by ibe Jury after .nearly forty
eight hours Of deliberation. It took twenty-all hal
lux to art the twelve men to aaree. ' -
Tha committee appointed to have chart or the
Ixty-aeventh anniversary at Odd Fallows In America,
which la ta.be obeerved In Omaha April ttb, hv
arranged the detail., The KiponiUou building- has
been rented for tha banquet, and ball and every lodte
la tha state, la .expected te aend repreeenlalloQ,
If. A: Jobnaoe, aaaUtant freicbt agent ot tae I'aioa
Pacific, has retitrMd from leaver and l aa-at at his
ne.k. . ...... 4 ,
' Tha tea In the river la reported broken aa far north
l-ioux City. Tha river la aaaurnlng a spring- Ilka
appraranc and the Ice gorge la rapidly dlaappaartng.
Jo I, a Itamlla. of tha firm of Hamlin A Brow re
luicd from a three montha' trip; In Europe, during
Hl'ih he visited France. Engl.tnd. Wales and Italy.
the FtHk inland freight and ticket office 'haa heea
itiuuved to l"i Fsruam street
Decorative art does not appeal to Judge
Lndlg. According'' the Judge knocks down the
.ifP,(. Xt iAeaoclateiUBilJ , PoBtergv of .the
I'njted' States,, pronouncing tho organization. an
offensive monopoly.' 'Competition In billboards
Is' now assured, which spells Increased revenue
for vacant land owners who profit by the enter;
prise of neighbors.' Thinga, come to" him. who
How Guncotton is Made
. . That reminds ua that the annual tug-of-war
between the Wet a and Drys in the'numer
ous incorporated towns and Tillages of Ne
braska comes off next month, ahead of the
regular primary election, and Independent of
the submission of the prohibition amendment.
It will be local option tbia year, regardless of
what it may be or may not be next year.
"The deft artisUc touch- ot legal hairsplit
ting is once more, illuminated by the Judicial
ruling that, a hvjaband la pot liable f,or damages
when a wife drives tbe family automobile with
out husband's permission. Imagine a Nebraska
wife asking permission to operate a machine of
which she Is part owner.
Persistent prodding . wilt be neoeesary if
ccngreas completes its legislative program la
time to plunge Into. the fall campaign, Prac
tically all necessary bills are atill In tbe com
mittee stage, and the tendency to play peanut
politics stiflea constructive legislation.
. The political water wagon Is the most offen
sive partisan that has forced. Its presence Into
democratic cormpany. It does not offer assur
ances of safe riding and Is Impossible aa a strad
dle. ' . .
"""" " " X-Herary grlg-eat,
POPULAR INTEREST In explosive of all kinds has
been stimulated hy tha war, and guneotton 1
now one of the commonest and simplest. It la,
however, much more thn an explosive, as the word
Is used broadly to denote a whole group of nitrated
cottona that find extensive use la tha arts of peace
a well aa In war. Nitrated" here mease combined
with nitrogen by treatment with nitric add. For
military purposes, gunocUon la employed In two gen
eral forma: One, as pure nitrated, cotton, and the
other a smokies powder, made by dissolving loove
guncotton to form a Jelly, which la moMed Into roria,
grains, and other forms for tise In artillery and smu'l
arms. This Information is from an article contributed
to The American Exporter, by Robert r. Fannlnit,
who toe on to say:
"Nitrated cotton for the peaceful arts Is not
strictly guncotton, but cotton nitrated to a lower de
gree of nitrogen contents, thus permitting the finished
product to dissolve In various solvents, such aa amyl
acetate, and ao on, and its mixture with other fluids
aa will best adapt It to the nee Intended. Such ni
trated cotton era known aa soluble cotton, pyroxylin,
or oollodlon cotton, and the solution of such cotton
aa pyroxylin varnish or aapon vamlah. According to
the 'use to which these varnishes are put, tha solvent
la mixed ao aa to give tha desired result according to
tha nature of the article varnished, whether silver
plated ware, bronse ornaments, braaswork, leather ot
various kinds, textile, ate.
"To render cotton explosive, It must be treated
with nitric acid under suitable conditions, ao a to
secure tha maximum amount of nitration with the
least expenditure of acids, and In the shortest possible
time. Tha operatlona from one ataga to another re
quire constant oversight, as tha aligheat careleasnesa
may lead to tha production of a cotton of little ua
Nfor compounding explosives, or It may lead to a dis
"When gunootton explodea, the entire mass goes
off practically at ona time 4hat Is, tha entire quantity
la almost Instantly converted Into gaa, and not a
in tha case of gunpowder, where the combustion of
tha charge is progressive.
"The raw material preferably ueed In the manu
facture of gunootton la either clean raw cotton or
carded cotton. Other forma of cotton are uaed, such
aa eotton-mlU waata. but thia has certain drawbacks,
on account of the mechanical operations necessary
to fit it for the chemical treatment '
The cotton must first b thoroughly cleaned and
freed from lumps, when It la ready for the nitration,
a process described as follows:
"Nitration Is affected in two ways. Tha dry cotton
la dipped In tha acid for a given time, removed, and
allowed to drain and then digested; or the cotton la
first well packed In the nitrating apper&tua. and the
acid run on It and allowed to remain In contact for
tha proper time, then run off, and the washing of the
cotton follows In the same apparatus. In this ease,
the cotton remain stationary while the acid moves;
In the former, the cotton mores through the acid.
"The nitrating acid la a mixture of strong tilflo
acid and sulfuric acid. The relative, amounts of the
acids In tha mixture and tha tuna of duration of treat
ment of the cotton vary In different plants, but ttt9
basic Idea Is the earn; that Is, employing such n
excess of sulfuric over nitric acid that tha nitric will
be rendered anhydrous or concentrated, and main
tained as such In solution In tha sulfuric acid, and that
tha sulfuiio acid shall still be aufflclently strong tu
absorb and combine with the water produced during
the actual forma too of the guncotton."
The aotaal immersion in tha mixed acids lasts
only a few minutes, but the subsidiary proceeses may
continue tha ' operation of manufacture for several
day. "Digestion," -during which the aclda dinging
to tha cotton are given full time for the 'requisite
chemical action, may take twenty-four hours. Tha
'acid la washed off In immersion-tub holding 1.000
gallons or morerot cold .water-, and tbe cotton la than
boiled In a aod a-solution for eight hours or ao. The
proper mechanical treatment of the manufactured cot
ton shredding, pulping, draining' and pressing may
.continue for two doye or mora, says Mr. Fanning:
"The principal consideration in the manufacture of
rim cotton U the control of tha strength ef the mixed
acids.' This roust be don with the greatest of care,
arid complete records mad ' of the acids before and
after; use. ..The spent acids are. In.aome Instances,
fortified . with strong acid, and brought to the full
Working strength for new batches of fresh cotton.
"The nitrogen teat Is the moat Important of the
teats mad to- determine the quality of guncotton.
From Its result Is ascertained the explosive valu of
tha nitrocellulose. Nitrogen' is 'determined by means
of a standard nitrometer, an instrument ef the great
eat value tn all explosive factories . for determining
tha amount of nitrogen In either mixed acida or In
gunootton. The amount of nitrogen required in a
sample ls""l.eB per cent, with a leeway of half of 1
percent abov or balow. . .
"When quit dry, guncotton Is easily detonated
by a blow on an anvil or hard aurfac. If dry and
warm. It la much more eeaaltlv to percussion or fric
tion, and also becomes electrified by Motion under
those conditions. Tha amount of contained moisture
exerts a considerable effect on Its sensitiveness, With
about I per cent of moisture It can atlll be detonated
on an anvil, but the action la generally confined to
the piece struck. As the quantity of contained water
Increase, It become difficult er even Impossible te
detonate by an ordinary, blow. Compraat gunootton
la easily detonated by an Initiative detonator such aa
mercurto fulminate.' " ' ' '
"The production of nitrated cottons tor the manu
facture of collodion, pyroxylin varnishes, celluloid,
etc. constitutes a large Industry. Tha main point of
difference between tha manufacture of gunootton for
explosives Is In the degree of nitration obtained an
In the preliminary treatment of the cotton."
Twice Told Tales
Prwftt la Retleeace.
When Lsoyd-Oeorg waa a young country solicitor
In Wale be was tiding horn. In hla dogoart one day,
and cam upon a llttl Welah girl trudging along so
wearily that he offered her 'a ride. She accepted
Silently and all the way along, although the-future,
statesman tried to engage her In conversation, he could
not get her to say anything more than "yea" or "no."
Borne' days afterward the llttl girl's mother hap-,
pened to meat Mr. IJoyd-Oeorge, and aald to him smil
ingly. "Do you remember my llttl girl riding- with
you the other dayf Well, when ah got horn aha aald,
'Mamma, I rod from school with Mr. Lioyd-Oaorg
tha lawyer, and he kept talking to me, and I didn't
know whatever to do, for you knew Mr. tioyd-Oeorg
the lawyer, charges you whenever you talk with him,
and I handn't any money.' "The Youth'a Companion.
"Is the editor in?" aaked the man with the un
barbered hair and the ahlny oet, as he fished a roll
of paper from hla pocket. '
"No." replied tha office boy, "he haa Just gon
"This la the third time I hav called to see him,"
growled the caller, "and each tlm you hav told me
that he has Just gone out. What's tha explanation r
"I don't know," answered the office boy, "but I
guess he must hav been bom under a lucky star."
Philadelphia ledger. '
' 'aiaaoat ta the Bar4U
Mr.' Blank-la vary wealthy end . very ' close. An
acquaintance of hie met Blank's eon tha ether day and
' "Tear father seems to hav lost a good deal of
money lately.. The last tire I saw him he was com
plaining and aaylng ha must economise."
' ''Eeonumls. ih! Pld father aay where ha was
going to begin T".
"Tee; on hla table, he aald."
"Then I guess he must be going to take aaay the
table cloth," .aa the filial declaration Boston
Traaseript. . .
A Discordant Wlarwac
VALLKT, Neb., March 11-To the Kd
Itor of The Ree: I noticed a letter In Tho
Be a day or two alnc from Ix 3.
Qulnny on the "Benefit of Good Roads, "
in which he attempt to show the beaJ
tlea of that single tax business. This la
not hi first offense In that line and It
make me tnlnk of that little poetical
"Wlfgle wiggle Polly Wog, by and by
you'll be a frog" may be.
R. H. BARNE8.
"What a It Forf
OMAHA, March W.-To tha Editor of
The Bee: By a recent new Item In your
paper w are Informed that our city
superintendent of recreation ask that his
duties be defined "so that he may know
what may be expected of him." One of
our city commissioners wants to know
where this supervised rJy 1 to end and
wonder how "these young people who
are playing all of the tlm are going to
make a living ome day." Aa ona of the
multitude who share with the commis
sioner in his Inqulsltlvenee. I will be
grateful If the Recreation board will In
form an anxloua public by answering:
What I the purpose of a city Recreation
board? lo not children play enough?
Should they be shown how to play cor
rectly? I It deemed necessary to furnish
public Instructor to teach children to
Iet u hav some light on this subject,
now so much In controversy, as there are
perhaps many of us who Ilk my self are
harboring antiquated Ideae about free
municipal amuaement and entertainment,
but who are willing to be set aright,
whereby w may appreciate any improve
ment that 1 going on. A HEATHEN.
Intereat la Bird Saactaarlea.
WASHINGTON, March 17. -To the
Editor of The Bee: We wish to thank
you for your kindness In tending us th
print of the picture of the Fort school
boy building bird houses.
T. Gilbert Pearson, secretary of the
National Association of Audubon So
cieties, with offices in New York City, is
greatly pleased with the action of Secre
tary If. 8. Mann In th purchase of fifty
bird house for th conversion of Forest
Lawn cemetery Into a bird sanctuary.
Secretary Pearson la especially Interested
In the project of converting the millions
of acres of burial ground In tha United
State Into sanctuaries for th birds.
' THOMAS R, ft HI PP.
ttspesdosi (tnestlom ef Race
HARLAN, la., Marcn 18. To the Editor
of Th Hee: A the latter part of the
nineteenth century saw th dawn of a
new period In th history of human In
dustry and mode of living, brought about
by the rapidity with which moat wonder
ful and revolutionising Inventions and
scientific discoveries bave been made anff
applied, so the beginning of the twentieth
century haa unquestionably marked the
dawn of a new period in the development
of man himself, brought forth by the
tremendous Influences and terrific powers
which are so stealthily creeping into
our midst aa to be almost wholly unob
served and yet holding the destiny of
the human race within a grasp ao domi
nant and unrelenting that the future la
awful to contemplate and possible results
are almost unthinkable. And, yet, these
Influence ar as sur to sweep tho earth
within the next few generations aa to
morrow's sun I sure to rise and set. -
' It Is becoming more and more apparent
to every thinking man, that the human
raca la even now entering a period of
rapid mental alteration of tha most vital
and far-reaching character, and that now
and all-Important forces are Joining
hand with older ones in one tremendous
effort to remodel man, changing bla very
nature and , mental attributes. While
soma of theaa force are working for
our good, many ar working for evil, and
th stupendous question Is: Can we, and
will wt, harness the good influence To
our own best us and our own great
good, and subdue th evil one before
they gain the mastery? This question
must be answered within the next few
generation. and, abov all other con
sideration before humanity today, this
la, beyond the' shadow of doubt, the stu
pendous question. '
Etigentcs, is a terra derived from a
Oreek word meaning well born. In Its
modern application, it I tha name of the
science which deals with the Influences
which . Improve, the Inborn .qualities of a
roc and encourage action In tha direc
tion of perpetuating a .higher racial
standard. Tha founder of th science,
may be said to be Sir Francis Oalton,
and th aim of the science, as laid down
-by Oalton, 1 to bring as many influ
ences as ran reasonably be employed,
to causa the useful classes In the com
munity to contribute more than their
proportion to the next generation and to
discourage tha undesirable clasaea from
contributing their full share.
The' practical application of the science
ef eugenics is dependant upon a thor
ough knowledge of heredity and an In
telligent selection of the better, hereditary
traits and a rejection of tboaa least de
sirable In encouraging or discouraging
future reproduction. If Hie stupendous
question is to be answered In a way that
will satisfy the beat hopes and highest
ambitions of the nobler daaaes of man
kind. -It will be answered by this new
and wonderful science which haa taken
root for the first time tn favorable soil
In .the, first Jew year of thia century.
'Among th foreshadowlnga of this new
period tn man'a development, I would
mention our now universal acceptance
of the doctrine of evolution, our recogni
tion of hereditary mental tralta, and our
growing consciousness of a sacred duty
to posterity. These, more than anything
else, perhaps, have been the chief factors
In developing th science of eugenica
upon which depends the salvation of tha
generations to come.
It 1 no longer necaeary to point out
all the mass of rudimentary organ cling
ing to the human structure, to convince
one'a reader that roan haa evolved from
lower forms of life. The unbeliever la
now th rare exception among the think
ers. And It to no longer necessary to
show how nature produced the giraffe's
long neck by continued and periodic
alaughter of those which could not reach
into tha higher foliage in times of drouth.
In order to eon vine an Intelligent people
that th lower animals, at least, hav
evolved from remarkably dfferent forma
Th very farmer Is now bringing about
thee changes among his form stock to
suit himself, and, through practical ex
perience, knowa (nor about hereditary
traits than even th philosophers knew
a few decades ago. It Is th general
acoeptanc of theaa trutha which has
made possible th great forward move
ment In eugenica during tha last fw
This move meat is worthy ef the best
thought and closest " attention of every
thinking man and woman, for what
could be grander than to establish a pro
gram which would leave each succeeding
generation better than the last? Here
in the t'nlted States there ar many pow.
erful Influence working against race
culture, as, for Instance, Inheritable dis
eases, racial poieons. tha great Influx of
ths lower classes from the lowest
branches of the Aryan race of Europe,
th alow, but steady tendency toward an
amalgamation of the different races and
classes, the tendency of the degenerates
to contribute more than their share of
the next generation, the diminishing
birth-rate among the more cultured and
the struggle for existence which tend
to eliminate those who are least grasp
ing and aggressive.
That this subject la of moment 1 ahown
by the fact that every state of our union
haa paased restrictive marriage laws and
thirteen states hav paased laws govern
ing th sterilisation of degenerates. While
the Intention of th lawmakers 1 good,
yet the law arc belnr passed by men
who seem to know nothing of the las
Eugenist. II. G. BAKER.
Below Rio Grande
Washington Poet: Americans In Mexiw
owe It to themselve and their country
to get out ot Mexico for th tlm being.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: The capture of
a bandit. may not bulk large In the
retrospect of history, but when Villa la
finally caught the Incident is likely to
appear to him like a veritable Verdun.
Baltimore American: Villa now haa a
price on hta head, but his vanity will
probably be offended when he- find that
Carranxa value hire at a mere bagatelle
of 130,000. when from hla own point of
view, hla worth probably runs Into the
Kansas City Time: If there remained
some faint belief In credulous minds that
Villa might be entitled to some ex
tenuation a a a partiot who believed he
was doing the best thing for his country,
that belief must now disappear. It de
velops that Villa Is an orator and "elec
trifies" his troops from the stomp. Let
General Funston proceed.
Chicago Tribune: The best informed
opinion is that th task before us in
Mexico Is not' going to be performed
easily, cheaply, or promptly. The situa
tion In now and for aome time will re
main highly explosive, and, war may be
precipitated at any moment. - Mexican
popular sentiment haa been allowed to
become so inflamed with contempt ' and
hatred for Americans that the leaders
cannot keep It in hand, even If they ar
Philadelphia Record: If Carranzas
troops really have Villa surrounded the
first chief can kill two birds with one
stone; he csn eliminate the greatest d's
comfort ot his political existence, and' he
can remove all reasons for an American
military operation south of tha boundary.
Let him close in his circle and make
sure of Villa and deliver him, alive ' or
dead w are not very particular which
to General Pershing, and the punitive ex
pedition will be abandoned. '
0RD7S AJTD GBOAXS.
"Money doesn't always bring happi
ness." "That mar be true ermigh: but It'a one
of the thinga we all prefer to learn r-y
personal experience." Boston Transcript.
"I'mle James did a paradoxical thing
this morning." ,
"What was '
"He wanted . .me things from town In
a hurry. be Bent the footman on horse,
back." Baltimore American.
"You say you ar a pacifist?"
"Yes." replied the indignant person,
"and let me tell you. elr " .
"Hold on a minute!"
"if you ar a pacifist, don't shake voUr
fist at me." Birmingham Age-Herald.
Brother Buy. Pis. do you think we
ought to take father and mother to see
Bister Oh yes! You see, my dear, they
are so pure-minded that It would he
wasted on them. Life.
Old Lady (sympathetically) I hear you
hurled your grandmother last week.
Youngster (carefully reared) Yea but
there waa nothing scandalous about It;
we had to; she died. New York Times.
"What Is your Idea of neutrality?" '
"Neutrality." replied Senator Sorghum,
"la the state of mind which enables a
man to chop wood and us the chip for
fuel Instead of stopping now and then tn
put one on hla shoulder." "Washington
"Hav roa a handsome chorus?"
"I should say so," replied tha munis
comedy manager. "Tho way Ita members
ar growned and mad up, you'd think
It waa a promenade on a shopping street
on a sunny afternoon." Washington
"Can any girl tell me three foods, re
quired to keep the bodv In health?"
There waa silence till on maiden held
up her hand and replied:
"Yer breakfast, yer (tinner and yer sup
per." San Francisco Argonaut.
THE HOME POETS.
Tips on Home Topics
Indianapolis News: Bleep on, O ground
bog! You're the wise Uttle guy.
Boston Transcript:. Colonel William' J.
Bryan Is almost aa serviceable to hie
country now a he was In 1898.
Pittsburgh Dispatch: Inasmuch as Sen
ator Gore regards the president's victory
as a mixed one, doubtless he regards his '
own defeat as a mixed ona.
Philadelphia' Ledger: That ' civil war
claims against th government amounting
to 1000.000 should still be unsettled Is an
other Illustration of the buslness-Uke way
In which congress attends to theaa Uttle
Baltimore American: The house of rep
resentatives signally defeated a resolu
tion to reduce the mileage allowance of
members from 20 cents to i. And yet
among them ar many who will not vote
for preparedness on the ground of
Springfield Republican: Two thousand
more income tax returns have been filed
in th Wall street district this year than
last; th Increase In amount Is estimated
to b about 89.000,000. No doubt much of
this Is to b explained ' by Increase of
prosperity, but It Is pleasant also to as
sume that It indicates an Improvement of
the Wall street consolonc.
Springfield Republican: Oris might
think Congressman Jeff McLemor. th
now celebrated author of on of th
"warning" resolutions, was an authority
on international law, th maritime cod
and foreign affaire In general. The plain
facts ar that he la serving his first term
and. before he reached congress, he was
- a Texss cowboy, miner snd printer.
Wnea the Birds Come Back.
When the first robin chirrup
1'pon th gray lawn;
When the bluebird' aoft twitter '
Comes to ua at dawn:
When the gray curtalna lift
And tha aunshlne streams o'er us
Oh bright seem life' way
Aa It stretches before us.
When the chickadee's whistle
Sounds clear In the morning;
When the meadow-lark'a note .
Of his presence gives warning
When the first birds get beck -
From their winter vacation.
It'ti good, Juat to feel
You're a part of creation.
Omaha BAYOLL NE TRELB.
AgraJnat th PaMIe Iart.
There la a sounding Uttle phrase t
Our government always us
When to explain their curloua ways ' '
They prudently refuse;
In four tare worda It la expressed
"Against the public interest" 1
Yet sometimes It seems strange to ' us '
That those who would deny
Our right to question them, should thus
Their own phrase misapply;
Are not "their blunders, we'd suggest
"Agalnet th public Interest f
Omaha. 8AM U MORRIS. .
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