The Daily Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 311, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 7, 1907 Page: 4 of 14
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THE SAN ANTONIO DAILY EXPRESS: THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 7, 1007.
toffice at San Antonio,
es Publishing Company.
CCIAL AGENTS AND CORRESPOND-
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Street—jiohn V. Smart, Manager.
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POPULATION OF TEXAS CITIES.
The population, of the seven largest
eltlet of Texas On June 30, 1906, as esti
mated by the United States Census Bu-
reau, Is as follows:
San Antonio 62,711
Port Worth 27,096
The Virile Mexican President.
Secretary Root had an opportunity
while on his recent visit to Mexico
and during his stay in the palace at
Chepultepec to form a closer ac
quaintance with President Diaz than
might be gained f<om ceremonial in
terviews and public; appearances.
He saw Diaz at home and und'.'f
circumstances that disclosed 111
moral and social side as well as his
intellectuality and his administrate
quality and the Secretary was pro-
foundly impressed by the greatness of
the man v.'ho has done so much for
the advancement of his country and
for the stability of its Government.
Of remarkably methodical habit3
President Diaz has conserved his
physicial as well as his menial ener
gies and now, at the advanced age
of seventy-seven years, is said to be
as active as the American President
at fifty, though Roosevelt himself, is
still a very young man, physically, for
his age and capable of endurance
which overtax a great majority of
much younger men. So well pro
served is President. Diaz that Mr,
Root thinks he might continue the
onerous duties of his high office for
another decade without giving way
under the strain.
It Is the custom of President Diaz
to rise at 5 o'clock in the morning
and this custom was not varied, sav
Mr. Root, during the stay of the See
rotary at the palace, although Presi
dent Diaz attended several sumplous
banquets incident to the Secretary's
visit. The next morning after the
banquet President. Diaz was up and
stirring about in the early mornlnj?
hours the same as usual.
^ It will be gratifying to Americans
as well as to the people of Mexico to
known that the "grand old man'' of
the sister Republic is so virile physi-
cally as well as Intellectually and
has the promise of so many years of
usefulness yet in store, for President
Diaz is appreciated in this ocuntry
kf in his own.
1o discourage any similar movement
in the future. The re-election of the
Democratic Governor of Rhode Island
i^ duo to his personal popuhirlty
which enabled him to win In 1904, PR
ilr! Governor Douglas in Massn-
•hussetts, though the State went
strongly against the Democrats, ex-
cept for Govt rnor.
The result of the Cleveland
mayoralty election had been indicated
by the nppearances and was hardly
surprising to well-informed persons
who were not blinded by prejudice or
partiality, while in Maryland, Mis-
sissippi and Massachusetts it was the
expecled that happened.
The most gratifying result of nil
was the signal success of the anti-
rafters or good Government ticket
in San Francisco, which gives as-
surance of a continuance of the good
work that has been done In behalf of
municipal cleanliness and good order
since the overthrow of the boodle
machine and the conviction and
punishment of the grafters.
The Washington Post has a good
word for the Standard Oil magnates.
It says: "In the wild whirl of the
stock market last week, when the
lurid lightnings of panic's storm were
flashing around the exploding maga-
zines of cash and credit, these men,
by simply withholding aid to their
helpless fellow-citizens, could have in
twenty-four hours, gathered In thrice
twenty-nine millions of dollars' profit
from the agony and despair of suffer-
ing thousands of business men. Did
they do It? No; they did not." Well,
if this be a fact credit for their con-
sideration should not be withheld
from them, but how will the Post
establish the fact?
WHAT THE STATE PAPERS SAY
Speaks Badly for Bryan.
A contemporary calls attention to
the fad that when W. J. Bryan suc-
ceeded Grover Cleveland as leader of
the Democratic party, both houses of
Congress were Democratic; Connecti-
cut, New Hampshire, and Rhode
Island were Democratic; New York,
New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois and Wis-
consin were Democratic, and Ohio
doubtful. Both Senators from New
York were Democrats, as were those
from New Jersey, Indiana and Wis-
consin, and there was one Democratic
Senator from Ohio, and another from
It speaks rather badly for Mr.
Bryan's leadership that since the
transfer the Democratic party has not
won a National victory, has been con-
tinuously a minority party in Con-
gress and cannot now count with cer-
tainty upon a Northern State, or even
a solid South in the coming National
election. Yet Mr. Bryan is still being
considered as a Democratic leader!
Tuesday's Elections Results.
While the result, of the elections
held Tuesday in several of the States
affords some surprises, the political
Significance attaching to any of them
from a strictly party standpoint is
The greatest, perhaps, is in th.a
sweeping Republican victory in Ken-
tucky which has generally been re-
garded as safely Democratic. The
Republican nominee for Governor,
Augustus E. Wilson, made a whirl-
wind canvass of the State, and it was
apparent several weeks ago that he
wa* making considerable headway, as
was evidenced by the extra efforts
put in force by the Democrats in
piloting Mr. Bryan through the Staie
with a conspicuous flare of trumpet3.
The Introduction of Mr. Bryan into
the State campaign was regarded in
nome quarters as a confession of
weakness and alarm, but even the Re-
publican newspapers which kept clo^e
watch on the progress of events hard-
ly held out more than a hope of
success of their party ticket. Ken-
tucky was a banner Democratic State
up to 1894 when the free sliver cam-
paign forced on the party by Senator
Blaclcbum gave the State to the Re-
publicans and temporarily retired Mr.
Blackburn from the Senate. Since
then Kentucky has vacillated be-
tween the two political parties, giving
tWOlve of her thirteen electoral votes
to McKlnley in 189C, but returning to
the Democratic fold in 1900 and since
In New York the Hearst Inde-
pendece League was beaten nil along
the line and the fusion between the
Republicans and the Leaguers in New
York County appears to have be*n
repudiated with sufficient emphasis
The Currency Problem.
There is hardly any question that
strong pressure will be brought at the
coming session of Congrt ss for leg-
islation to enlarge the volume of cur-
rency and at the same time to make
it more elastic.
At the last session of Congress
Representative Fowler, chairman of
the House Committee on Banking, In-
troduced a bill for credit currency
which provided that any National
bank having a surplus equal to 20
per cent of its capital should have
authority to issue credit notes equal
to 40 per cent of its bond-secured
circulation, subject to a tax of Vh
per cent annually.
The. Fowler bill never got beyond
the committee, but recent events have
been referred to as showing just
vueh a condition as this measure was
intended to meet. It was contended
by Mr. Fowler that when there is a
special demand for currency and rates
of interest are high in consequence
ihe credit currency could be issued,
but the tax on it would cause such
credit currency to be withdrawn as
soon as it was no longer needed.
I'nder such a plan the National bank
currency might continue to be as ab-
solutely safe as at present, having
the faith of the Government behind
it, and there might no longer be
ground for complaint that the cur-
rency is not elastic. Everyone un-
derstands, of course, that the needs
of business require a very much
larger volume of currency at some
reasons of the year than at other
times and that there are recurring
periods of money stringency which
might be relieved by a more elastic
system of currency which would ex-
pand or contract as circumstances
The per capita of circulation in this
country Is greater now than ever he-
fore, but financiers insist that the
needs are greater, that the business
of the country is so great that the
present, supply of currency is inade-
quate. When the crops are marketed
and the money received from the
sale is flowing naturally in the chan-
reis of trade there will be relief from
the strain, money will become more
plentiful and the rate of interest con-
sequently lower. Then the emergency
circulation of the banks, purposely
taxed to force its retirement when
no longer needed, might be withdrawn
without affecting the money market
injuriously and everything move Along
It looks like a very plausible
scheme of finance, with the Govern-
ment behind it all, but could it be eo
regulated as to prevent a species of
Inflation for speculative purposes
when the needs of business did not
require it, and would there be as lb-
Milute safety for the Government as
for the holders of the notes of the
banks, which had been granted so
much \ latitude? This Is a matter
which Congress may question If such
a measure should be brought up at
the next session.
Governor Eraser of Nova Scotia
says Canada will not again make over-
tures to the United States for reci-
procity. He says; "If the people of
the United States come to the con-
clusion in Ihe future that free trade or
favorable duties would be to their ad-
vantage in dealing with Canada, they
will have to make the first move,"
r.nri he expresses the opinion that such
an arrangement, would be more to the
advantage of this country than of !iU
own, but. that may be merely a matter
There is one attractive feature about,
that new London hotel where the pro-
prietor will fix no prices either for the
rooms or meals, and visitors only have
to call at the office before their de-
parture and pay "according to their
judgment, conscience and sense of
equity." It will do away with the good
old-fashioned method of lowering one's
luggage from the window when ready
A washerwoman In Philadelphia,
who had no confidence in the banks,
made a depository of the lining of her
dress. When her body was discovered
in the woodshed where she had been
washing It was found that, the pocket
containing the savings of herself and
husband had been cut. out and made
Argentina is also shipping gold to
New York. With nearly forty mil-
lion dollars poured into their vaults
from foreign countries within a week
or so the banks there ought to be in
pretty good shape to take off the lid
and allow the situation elsewhere to
Perhaps, after all, the country at
large will be better pleased with Rep-
resentative Burton of Ohio at the
head of the House Committee on
Rivers and Harbors than as Mayor of
Cleveland. He has given this country
Ereat satisfaction in that position.
Day after tomorrow the grand con-
course will take up the line of march
to the International Fair and for 9
fortnight thereafter trains on all the
railroads will be bringing crowds of
visitors to the city.
The Washington Herald bemoans
the fact that King Alfonso may prove
to be merely a royal mollycoddlo. Well,
anyhow, His Majesty snores like a man.
"There is just as much money In
the country," says the Ottawa Herald.
As most of it is in Grand Old Texas,
the reason for the financial upheaval
in the East Is thus explained.
The Independence League appears
to have lost in Tuesday's election
everywhere except in a race for pros-
ecuting attorney in Boston.
Perhaps New Jersey is coming back
into-the Democratic party to stay, re-
turning to her first, love, so to spaek.
The vote in Mlssisisppi was small,
but the Democrats carried the State.
Hp railed me "father" yesterday— *
Since then 1 have don" little mere
Tin n notice that my hair is gray,
And lint I fumble al the door.
And thai my shoulder* have a stoop
That 1 have never known they had—
I wish he'd cntue in v 1th a wnoop
Ar.l climb my knees and calls mo
He called me "father"—and it seemed
As though try boy. the boy I had.
W-re but a. boy of whom I dreamed.
Th:tt never was there such a lad V
As li': who besrged for falrv talcs. i
And wanted stories every night
And greeted me with cheery halls-
All, but he was a joyous sight'
His hair was golden, and was curled
In crisp, short ringlets on lite blow—
No boy was yet In all th» world
Aa Jollv as he was. somehow;
And ele<;r> within his eyes -,vas trust
And feltii and great belief in me
A bov that mads me know 1 must
Be Just as true as man can be!
He called me "father" yesterday—
Since then I knnw my eyes are dim,
Fer now my hoy is gone away
And I may see no mor° of him,
I listen for his flying foet
And fot his accents gay and glad
Such as t heard when once we'd meet-
When he would run, and call me "Dad!"
\ Pointed Paragraphs.
a woman would ratner oe tailor-made
one Rino or cnanty always nas a card
attached to it.
r\o great r.ian needs a brass band to
tteraid his coming.
Occasionally the shopiitter finds It dif-
ficult to take tmngs easy.
Fortunate in the man who never Knows
when he gets the worst ot it.
When a wise man gHs real angry be
goes away back and sits down.
When a man talks of himself he !*
usually more eloquent than interesting.—
Can in Interurban swim? asks the
Wealherford Herald. This is a poser aa
the interurban proposition is usually not
viewed from an aquatic standpoint save
when the stock Is unusually heavily wa-
♦ ♦ ♦
Not Good, But Easy.
The first money we ever had was made
by individuals, it was good. We are go-
ing bark to first principles. -Cuero Rec-
The first money most people ever had
was made by father. If he is the in-
dividual referred to, the old gentleman
will probably have a say-so as to
whether the majority will return to the
♦ ♦ ♦
During all this excitement and flurry in
the money market of late, there has not
so far been any trouble in getting the
full amount of your check or draft
cashed in the liaredo banks.—Laredo
This is no reason for taking advantage
of the situation and make cashing checks
a habit. The people should show their
confidence by allowing the money to
rest easy at the banks.
♦ ♦ ♦
As It Should Be.
A boy who is willing to work after
school hours Instead of loafing on the
streets will some day drive his own
automobile.-Sterling City News.
This prophecy is enough to discourage
even the most ambitious youngster.
♦ ♦ ♦
What Will Tom Think?
"If. as Governor Tom says, the man
who puts adverse criticism on the last
legislature is not a Democrat, the Solid
South is at last broken, and it is to be
wondered on what ticket Tom will run
to succeed himself." says th« San An-
tonio Kxpress. Governor Tom vainly
hopes that his tirades may be mistaken
for the utterances of a statesman.--Abi-
Carefully, Editor Shook, carefully. Such
remarks may be construed as lese maj-
The Indian scalps his enemy; the pale-
face skins his friends.—I*ive Oak County
Thai Is, some palefaces use abusive
language, while others issue abusive cir-
♦ ♦ ♦
Not in Cities.
Mud is the foundation of Texas pros-
perity and wealth.—Port Lavaca Wave.
This is. no doubt, true, but, just the
.same, the majority of the editors of the
Slate are raising howls for their re-
spective cities to be lifted out of the
♦ 4- ♦
Something Coming to Him.
Mr. Roosevelt is hardly apt to change
Ills determination not to he a candidate
for President; but we should all like to
see him in the place of one of those
bunco steerers, Piatt and Depew.—San
Roosevelt may be Senator from New
York but he has said he wants to travel
some and write a* few volumes of po-
litical history.—Bherman Democrat,
If Teddy makes the race in New York
for Senator he will have to do more trav-
eling and will learn more of his own
political history than lie ever did in his
race for the Presidency. Wall Street,
however, will now be for him.
♦ ♦ ♦
To Be On Safe Side.
The wise hunter will not trust to luck.
He will get a copy of tlie game law and
paste it in his hat.—Rio Grande News.
And, when he perceives a deer, will
observe the following method of pro-
cedure: Raise the gun quickly to the
shoulder and train on the deer with the
right hand, at the same time raising the
left hand quickly to the hat. Remove
the hat slowly from the head, so that
the deer may not be frightened, while
keeping the weapon sighted. On get-
ting the hat within range of your vision,
sight the right eye along the barrel of
the gun, while with the left hastily pe-
ruse the Texas game laws. Having pe-
rused them, replace the hat slowly or
else drop it to the ground, and fire if
the deer is still there. Observe same
methods it), regard to quail shooting, but
in case of bear first climb a tree.
^ ^ TOPICS OF THE TIMES ^ ^
Where Is Secretary Wilson?
It will probably prove a surprise to a
good many people to learn that all of Ihe
forage consumed by the army mule and
the army horse in the Philippines has to
bo shipped from this country; but such is
the fact. The same is also true of Cuba,
although the transportation of forage,
especially ot the bulkier sorts, for the
army in Cuba la not so serious a prob-
lem as It is for the Philippine forces.
With as paternalistic an executive de-
partment as the Department of Agricul-
ture. and with as practical and energetic
a Secretary of Agricultural as the Hon.
James Wilson, it is certainly extraor-
dinary that no substitute for American
Iwy has been found to grow, or Its cul-
tivation established, in the Philippine
archipelago. Does "Uncle Jim" Wilson
care nothing for the "little brown broth-
er," whose everlasting fortune might be
made If he were taught to grow and
cure a hay which would take the place
of American grown timothy and clover?
Is It conceivable that in all the length
and breadth ot the Philippines there is
no land which will raise some variety
ot corn susceptible of being converted
Into a satisfactory "roughage" for the
army mule? Can not the cowpea of the
Hofwnn States be raised and cured in
anvHi the Philippine Islands? At present
the Filipinos cure a rlc« straw whicli
they use to some extent as roughage for
their own stock, but we are told thai
the epicurean army mule turns up his
nose at tills simple diet, and that If fed
on it too long he turns up his toes.
"Tama Jim" Wilson is too practical a
farmer to believe wise the practice of
shipping across the Pacific Ocean tne
roughage for stock, to say nothing of the
oats, bran and other grain which may be
needed to tickle the palate of the army
mule, and the Secretary is too earnest
ad advocate of the policy of growing
everything possible "at home" to under-
estimate the importance of finding a
forage crop which will yield good re-
turns In the Philippines. Why: then,
will he not devote a little of that bound-
less energy and catholicity of Interest
which has served to make his admin-
istration of ihe Department of Agricul-
ture one of unparalleled success to the
Philippines and procure for the mis-
guided Filipino this much-needed crop,
whatever it may be?
Secretarv Wllvson is sending agricul-
tural explorers" to the uttermost ends
of the earth to discover crops which will
add to the prosperity of the American
farmers, but we urge upon him the Im-
portance of devoting some of the scien-
tific talent at his command to the service
of "the little brown brother." We seem
to have heard something of a local de-
partment of agriculture in the Philip-
pines, hut it Is evidently falling of its
purpose. It np«*ds a James Wilson at its
head and that lvlng. doubtless, impos-
sible of attainment, we beg our own In-
comparable Secretary to broaden his Held
of effort and include th<- hapless Filipino
in his scheme of agricultural benevo-
Hint* to the Administration.
Th» country recognizes the unusual ac-
tlv.tics of this Administration as the di-
rrc: result of the mental activities of thu
Througn all ou"- domain, including our
narrow Panama strip, our fringe of Asia
and our polar possessions, the functions
of government ate in full play and the
machinery of administration is in steady
There Is no doubt that the President in
lils annual message will cover the entire
field of operations, hut there are three
pressing needs of vital importance; three
that are directly dominant at this time
anu which require Imedlate action.
The anti-trust laws are admitted to be
unfitted to existing conditions, toft dras-
tic ;n some particulars, too lax In others.
Tbev ore liable to diverse construction
and unjust applies!Ion. They need to he
amended, and proper changes will add
confidence to business enterprises and
drive away distrust.
These laws were placed upon the stat-
ute books as fortresses for protection of
the people, and must now be allowed to
become advance posts of self-exploiting
raiders upon the business of the coun-
"riie President in his message no doubt
Will make tills clear. It is apparent we
have reached a period 111 our develop-
ment when corporations doing an inter-
state business, especially those which
are depositories of the funds, securltien
and other representatives of values be-
longing to the people ot the States of the
ITnion, should be under Federal surveil-
lance. Thev should be subject to some
system of Inspection and care such as
lias made the National banks so safe,
reliable and efficient In their sphere.
The safetv of their shareholders and the
security of their depositors and patrons,
the serenity and peaecfulness of kindred
institutions demand that this be done.
Recent events iiave emphasised this so
strongly that If • the President should
ask legislation looking to tills end the
Approval of the majortty of the people
.would be so hear'y that Congress would
Confidence Is ever a tremendous force,
but commercial soutidence bated urns an
ample suply of currency is vastly more
potent that n misshapen, dwarfish confi-
dence limited In lis operation? by a vol-
ume of currency Insufficient tor the legit-
imate needs of the country.
This country require* confidence not
only in the banking circles of New York,
but in the stores of the merchants, the
homes of the farmers, and the dwellings
ot our workingmen.
The circulation must be sufficient for
the extremities as well as the vital or-
gans. else the system is wrong. I'pon
the Secretary of the Treasury falls the
responsibility In times as the present,
and Mr. Cortelyou has measured up to
the Immei gency.
His suggestions and admonitions to the
National hanks for Increase of their cir-
culation are eminently correct, but Con-
gress should broaden the foundn'lor of
the National bank circulation at the ear-
liest possible moment legislation au-
thorizing the use of other of our securi-
ties as a basis for such.olrculation should
he promptly enacted. This countrv lias
hundreds of millkns of dollars' worth of
bonds und securities as safe as sound as
invulnerable as bonds of the Government
und no better basis of currency exists in
the world than our people can offer for
such a purpose.
The richest, most enterprising country
In the world now suffering slow paral-
ysis from n lack of currency is not a
condition, we opine, that the President
will long endure without calling upon
Congress to remedy.
Army and Navy Thanksgiving.
Tn no light spirit do we approach the
duty, crdsined hy our Commander-in-
Chief. of rendering thanks for the Provi-
dence which has guided us safely through
another year. For that which it Is not In
the power of any man, or any group of
men. to control—for the air we breathe,
which comes to us over fragrant hills and
mighty waters, for the sunshine which
warms our bodies and cheers our hearts,
for the glory of the dawn and the won-
drous beauty of the gloaming, for the
shade of the trees and the scent of the
flowers, for the smiles of those we love
and the grip of a friend's hand, we aro
humbly and profoundly srateful.
We are grateful to such as have taken
pity on our children, according them the
opportunity of sharing in the benefits of
education enjoyed by the children of the
people who deny it to ours.
We are grateful to the abolition of
the Army canteen, which makes our re-
servaHons stand out pure and clean, mor-
al oases in the midst of the saloon-ridden
cities which surround them.
We render thanks for the blessing of
life itself, which enables us to continue In
enjoyment of the precious privilege of in-
terposing a weak but resolute bulwark
between the land we love and enemies
which may menace its peace and pros-
perity. to the end that such as have vote,
voice or influence in State and National
affairs may not be disturbed In their var-
ied activities; and for the further privi-
lege of serving as the most effective
means in the great philanthropic work
undertaken by the Government of our
country in nearby and remote island ter-
ritories. The scourge of the Tropics and
the killing blasts of the North have
passed us by. The hare necessities of life
are still ours, and what more can he de-
sired by us whose cars await the call of
the bugle for the charge or the clearing
of the deck for action, whose capacity
for enjoyment may cease without warn-
ing at any moment?—Army and Navy
p r o h i b mon'S Yprea d.
More Than Half of Nation Under No-
With four States "dry" by statute, and
local option prevailing In many otfcers,
it is said that more than half the Nation
Is under prohibition law*.
Maine, North Dakota. Kansas and
CSeorgia are the States where statutory
The following statement of the con-
ditions regarding the States where li-
cense and local prohibition exist In vary-
Ing degrees was compiled by temperance
Alabama—Majority of the counties dry;
part of others also. A county option law
has just been passed, moving for State
prohibition In the next two or three years.
Arkansas—Sixty out of seventy-eight
counties dry. Much dry territory In other
California—Four dry counties and much
dry territory in other counties.
Colorado— I^ocal option law. 190T.
Connecticut—Town local option; M no-
license to 72 license towns.
Delaware—Half dozen dry towns. State
no-Hcense campaign; vote on November
Florida—Tlyity counties dry out o(
forty-five. Few saloons in tho State,
Move for Statfc prohibition led by Gov-
Idaho—License, Sunday law only,
pahsod In inng.
Illinois—Probably 200 dry towns, l-o-
cal option law recently passed. Two dry
Indiana—Three dry counties; 710 dry
townships out of loifi. Half of population
In dry territory.
Iowa -Sixty-five out of ninety-nine
counties dry; eleven other counties have
only one saloon town Move for State
prohibition under way.
Kentucky—Ninety-seven out of 110
counties dry; only four counties entirely
wet. Saloons close on Sunday.
Ijjulsiana -Seven-eights of State dry.
Orders mny not he solicited or received
in dry territory.
Maryland—Ten out of twenty-three
counties dry. two nearly dry and two oth-
ers where liquor Is sold only In one olfice.
Massachusetts Local option by cities
and towns, 250 being dry and 100 wet.
Laws strict and well enforced
Michigan—County option with a few-
dry counties. If county votes wet, It re-
verses dry vote in small unit.
Minnesota—License, with village local
option; 1123 dry municipalities. Sunday
closing in entire State.
Mississippi- Sixty-eight out of seventy-
five counties dry. State prohibition cam-
pa ign actively under way.
Missouri—Forty counties dry. Sunday
closing rigidly enforced by Governor Folk.
Montana — License.
Nebraska—City and village option; 400
dry and t>00 wet towns.
Nevada—License with little restriction.
No chance, to vote on question of pro-
New Hampshire—Nominally prohibition,
modified by local sentiment'. Trend is
toward prohibition; S2 per cent of popu-
lation in dry territory.
New Jersey—laical option law.
New Vork Town and township option;
300 dry towns.
North Carolina Few saloons; campaign
for Slate prohibition, wilh the Governor
leading the fight.
Ohio- Out of 1376 townships, 1140 are
dry. 60 per cent of municipalities dry and
350,000 people living in dry residence dis-
tricts in wet cities. County prohibition
assured—probably at next session.
Oregon—Twelve dry counties and 170
dry municipalities in other counties.
Oklahoma—Five hundred and thlrtv-
five saloons in the State. Part formerly
Indian Territory lias bad prohibition
twenty-one years and the Constitutional
convention adopted simlliar provision to
apply to entire State is so declared by
Pennsylvania—License, with privilege
of remonstrance. —
Rhode Island—Sixteen dry municipal-
ities out of thirty-eight.
South Carolina—Recently passed a
county local option and repealed dispen-
sary law: move for State prohibition fol-
lowing; Georgia's victory.
South Dakota—Large section of the
Tennessee—Saloons excluded from all
but three municipalities in the State;
State prohibition predicted in three years
Texas—Two-thirds of State dry by local
option: State campaign under wav.
Vermont—Dry. save twenty-four muni-
cipalities: entire State and every county
in Slate show majority against license;
State prohibition expected shortly.
Virginia Much dry territory.
West Virginia—Thirty dry counties out
of fifty-five; Governor publicly oneoses
Wisconsin—Local option, with 650 dry
District of Columbia—Ratio of saloon
to population reduced more than half
during the last fifteen ye*n
New Mexico—License Bar and Buffet.
Ain't a Panic the real pazziz.'
Ain't a i'*nic
j ne turror Titanic.
And doesn't It Jar
Tilings as tney are
And make them seem
Jake a wildcat dream?
Ain't it runny
How dnrned scary money
is, although we think
Money is never on the gezink?
Lays and nignts in youth and sge,
Uur thoughts end purposes engage
In constant struggle to acquire
tne wnerewitiai that dotn inspire
To courjg" which the moneyless
l annot, by lacit ot it, posaoss.
we think when we nave got our pile
that we are in a tlx to smile
At dangers which beiore we teared
And had a lit it they appeared;
we tnougnt so ttng as we were poor
that nothing eartmy was secure
i'.xcept adversity, ano we
.liafle constant war on poverty.
l.'etermtned to destroy the beust, t
As it affected us, at least.
A good, tat check
Would mako us brave
To meet the cradle or the grave;
Money was all we needed: plunks
Would give i;s nerve in goos anu chunks
There was no neea, tnat we ne toifl,
ne knew tn* tonic power ot gold,
was it tnat way
The other dav
When tne fame hit
Us Just a little bit?
Tne moneyless bum
Was the only mail in town
Who could lie down
And sleep all risht.
on:!—New vork world.
The Restoration of Confidence.
One night last wtek pa stayed in town
till it was marly 1 o'clock.
And ma k'pt wa'kln' up and down, and
after while they was a knock.
Arid ma, went down and let pa in, anu
every time I'd get awake
I'd hear ma talkln' yet. and pa wotfld
say: "Let up, for heaven's sake!
I've told you forty times or more that
things are giln' to the bad:
I only stayed to help restore, the confi-
dence the people had."
Ma couldn't :-wm to get it through her
head that there was any sens?
In stayin' out is late as that to give the
Pa told her honest how it was; he said
some bank was short of cash.
And he had only stayed because they
couldn't let things go to smash.
But still ma. sonehow. couldn't see why
stavin' down so lat^ at night
Would help tr. make the people be con-
vinced that things were goin' right.
The next night after that when pa was
snorin' "fit to wake the dead.
I couldn't sleep, anil there was ma,
where i could see her from my bed.
With pa's clo's all ptl.d on a chair and
everv pocket Inside cut—
The light 'eame through the window
where she had hie letters piled
And after while she put them hack and
didn t know that I had seen.
I didn't tell, because, you know, they say
that tellin' tales !s mean.
t don't believe that pa would IK not
even if it saved expense,
l.iit In a night or two no stayed down-
town to save more confidence.
And ma got worried more; and more the
longer that lie stayed, and when
She went to meet him lit the door—I'm
glad I wasn't pa Just then-
He told her that he'd cross his heart and
swear on Billies too, that night,
And after while I heard thetr. start to
bid, when It WU« 'most day-light.
Ta hasn't staved1 out late no more; he
says the banks are safe and sound.
And people who had doubts before are
hrlnginc all their cash around;
He tells us that there was a spell wtien
everything loiked pretty dark.
But now it seems that all Is well—they've
safely missed th,' danger-mark.
81111. vesterdfiv, when I heard ma and
erandma talk across the fence.
It didn't se-m to tjnf that tin had quite
restored their confidence,
—8. E. Ktser.
it's to be love in a cottage.
Simplicity Will Characterize Grant*
Root Wedding and Home Life.
It probably will be a relief to the great
masses of the people to know finally and
positively thai Miss Edith Root, daughter
i f the Secretary of State, and Ulysses S.
Grant III. are to have an extremely sim-
ple and qulel wedding al the home of th*
bride's parents on Rhode island Avenue.
Th" children of the big ones, (specially In
Washington. ordinarily have enough
spTt on til- gewgnws of their wcddlnge
to keep them In household supplies for
tin yeors. The only Hoclal affaire in
Washington more costly than funerals
are ihe weddings.
The daughter of th" Secretary of Stato
is to marry the grandson of a President
unci the creates! soldier of his time, and!
few people are to he gathered together 10
witness tlie ceremony. It is a fine and
an appealing arrangement. There proba-
bly will he n lot or presents. Neither the
hilde nor tiie groom. It is supposed, can
prevent the flood of gifts which the
prominence or I heir families will start.
Young (Srr.in :s a quiet, unassuming
studious fellow, with a bent of mind for
mathematics, for lie graduated Into the
army's engineering corps. The bride to
be-is a girl of domestic taete She has
been contparciivelv little known Ir. the
swirling circle of Washington society. It
is said that she has good seund sense,
and her lislnrlinntlon to go to the reund»
dermis to prove the point.
It Is understood that young Crant has
no money beyond his pay. He is a First
1 Icutenant of Fngineers and his wage i«
about ?1*> a month. H ■ gets an allow-
ance for quarters, however, provided he
is on detached duty where there arc no
nrciy quarters. The Government will give
him and his wife three lti.ms to live in,
or If he is away from an army pest It
will gl\e him the equivalent of the rent
of three rooms.
It is sold that Edith Rool, although the
daughter of a rich man. Is perfectly capa-
ble of keeping house in three rooms, and
keeping house there contentedly.
Lieutenant Grant has an enormously
wealthy aunt, wjjje iive< part of the time
in Chicago, hut hp has no expectations
from her and tic is too much of a Grant
to t ike anything if it were offered. Ellhu
Root's father was a college professor,
who was earning about tlnOO n year, per-
haps less, wh n Elfhu was a boy. Th.1
present Secretary of Plate was brought
up in a beautiful home iifc with culture
all anout him. but he knew what It wan
to work and he has certain ideas about
the beautv of making your own wHy
It Isn't at all probable that he will con-
tribute largely to the Ticusehold funds of
his future son-in-law. He doubtless
would prefer to let th.» yruufj couple go
It alone for some time to come. This
wedding promises to be entirely satis-
factory from every intrinsically valuable
American viewpoint.—Washington letter
to the Chicaeo Evening Post.
as humans sleep.
One Writer Thinks Scientists Should
Teach Art of "Relaxing."
Man is the only animal that sleeps on
its back. Many animals sleep on their
sides, but most sleep prone—that Is. face
down. Dogs never dream when prone,
but invariably do so when sleeping on
their side. All of us from the country
have seen Bung, the hound, chasing rab-
bits in Itis sleep. An animal would be
perfectly helpless if It slept on Its buck.
And so is man helpless in that position.
If some other fellow wants a fortune
let him invent a pillow that will allow a
man or woman or child to sleep face
down without having to twist the neck
nearly out of joint. We will style it th*
"back-up cure" and Introduce it in all
homes. There Is no excuse for lying on
the back and keeping the spine hot ail
night, while the front of the body—I ho
abdomen, the stomach, the chest, the
throat, etc.—Is allowed to become chilled.
A hot spine is a disease generator. And,
on the other hand, a cold spine is death.
Snoring is ail Infernal nulsunce te every
one except the snorer. People who sleep
on their fronts never snore. Those who
sleep on their backs invariably do. Tho
palate as we know Is In the roof of Ihe
month and the floor of the nose. Some
style it the hard palate. Back, near the
throat is the soft palate, a, little tiling re-
sembling a teat. When you sleep on your
back this teat get downs about tha
breathing apparatus and you snore. Some
snores are worse than the midnight howl
of a hyena. Never marry a woman that
snores. Ask her before you propose if
she is addicted to snoring, and if she
says "j-es." avoid her.
It is much easier to relax when sleep-
ing on your front than when sleeping on
your bark. And what we all need after
touching the bed at night is relaxation.
It Is a billion pities that some scientist
cannot teach the art of relaxing. Our.
strenuous life, of course, is not mainelesn
In this matter. We go to bed in excite-
ment. and the nerves (not all b it some,
as Bryan wuuld say I are strung all night.
That is to say. we go to bed In full tune,
like a piano, and cannot possibly let the
strings down. Therefore we do not rest.
Could we relax perfectly we could sleeep
four or five hours and arise refreshed;
hut us we cannot relax, we groan and
dream and swat and roll over and have
remorse for eight or nine hours, and get
up with a swelled bend.
Every man and woman in this country
was brought up with the notion that if
the feet were higher than the head in
sleeping all Ihe blood would rush to tha
head and cause strangulation. This is
the veriest rot. Hang your legs over th*
foothoard. get rid of your pillow, and go
to sleep like an Infant. You are on your
feet ail day and half the night. Stand
on your head the rest of the night and
let the blood circulate the other way.
Maybe your brains need it.—Now lork
The aweary or women
Naturally makes them shrink from th«
Indelicate questions, the obnoxious ex-
aminations, and unpleasant local treat-
ments, which somo physicis t consider
essential in tbo treatment of diseases of
women. Yet, if kelp can bo had, it is
better to submit to this ordeal than let
the disease grow and spread. The trouble
Is that so often the woman undergoes all
and shame for nothing,
women who have been
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drugs, and e*cfy native medicinal root
entering Invo Its composition has the full
endorsementef those most emlneat In th«
several schools of medical practice. Some
of theee numerous and strongest of pro-
fessional endorsements of Its incrodlont^
will bo found In a pamphlet wrapped
around the bottle, also In a booklet mailed
free on request, by Dr. R. X. Pierce, at
Buffalo, N. Y. These professional en-
dorsements should have far more weight
than any amennt of the ordinary my. m
The most intelligent women row-a-days
fnstst on knowing what they U > as med-
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a lot of young birds and gulping down
whatever is offered them. "Favorite Pro-
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makes weak women strong and stek
Dr. Pioroe's Medical Adviser is sent frtt
on receipt of stamps to pay expense of
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Buffalo, N. Y., !l one-cent stamps for pa-
per-covered. or Jl sumps for cloth-bound.
If sick- consult the Doctor, freeot cfcargt
by letter. All such communications aro
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