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THE PITTSBURGH SUNDAY POST. AUGUST 10. 1913. A FOUR Hje pittsburgl) $ost By J. LEONARD LEVY Written for The Sunday Post by Sperial irrangctnent.

IT PAY 9 which he has steadily refused to admit. As Huerta lays claim to governmental authority, and is so recognized by a considerable portion of the Mexican people, he is clearly within his rights in declining to deal with an individual, and in assuming this attitude we cannot justly criticise him. No harm would have been done had Mr. Lind been sent on a tour of investigation to report his findings to the President, but when he was entrusted with a message of advice to the unrecognized head of the Mexican government his repudiation is to be expected. A delicate situation has been rendered more delicate as a result of the ill-timed movement, and grave consequences may be the result.

President Wilson is bound to support his personal representative, but in view of conditions the wisdom of the administration should dictate caution. He should make no attempt to enter into negotiations that would be certain to be rejected. It should be Mr. Lind's purpose to acquaint himself REV. J.

LEONARD LEVY. Sybarites and pleasure-seekers in every land. The worst feature of their philosophy that it is a half lie. It is not a whole lie that men should enjoy life while they san but dt is not true to say that life Should be given over to enjoyment without duly qualifying the statement. There never was a more outrageous policy suggested to man than that expressed in the two words, "It pays." The writer's experience leads him to believe that men, as a rule, follow that which i 1 1 THOUGH words may used, as the cynical statesman once said, -to disguise our thoughts, they often are more employed to express the very heart of our most inward reflections.

Phrases become the slogans of movements. Proverbs are used to inculcate a philosophy said to be safe and sane by those who are competent to judge. The reader of history often diet ermines the character of a past age by the phrases he finds to have been popular among a people. He who runs and reads today will find that the sentence, "It pays," covers the popular philosophy to a very great ex-item. Society appears to be under the thraldom of a modern idol.

It worships a trinity, not theological, but commercial, and this trinity, an all too many cases, takes the form of gold, silver and copper. Before the god, Mammon, men bow the knee and stoop In lowly reverence. Money has come into the Pantheon of modern deities. And yet rational men know that the shabbiest god and the shabbiest religion ever followed by man Was 'the gospel whose Ideal is the god Mammon. The ages in which money 4s god and in which the threefold trinity, gold, silver and copper, is worshiped, must necessarily be epochs in which becomes rife and anarchism and theism rampant.

In suoh times not virtue is appreciated, but success not right-doing is recognized, but results not the man counts, but Ms money a man's worthiness is unimportant in such ages, for only his worth as a bank account Is valued. It is not an easy -task to compare men's they believe to be right but when a man conceives the idea that ihe should follow only that which pays, the ohances are that he will do everyahing excel that which he knows is sure to land him behind prison bars. There fls, probably, no word in all the phrases of the popular philosophy which has led to graver sins than the words, it pay-" This phrase sanctifies everything, and sanctions every aot which is not an open infringement of the statutory law. It colors every opinion, puts bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. The merchant is, generally speaking, an honorable man.

and follows a helpful calling. But when be adopts this policy of "what pays" he becomes a menace to society, infinitely worse than the most rampant and foaming agitator. The employer of labor, under the present organisation of society, is a blessing to the community and himself, but -when, morally confused by the issues created by the false philosophy of success at any price, he imperils the manhood of the nation by the employment of children to do men's work, he, too, becomes a menace in his desire to give ample proof of his "faith in the prudential philosophy of "It pays." Yes, it may pay iiim today, perhaps. It will not pay in 10. 20 or SO years, when these very children will become the dependents whom we, wiio now buy the products of their labor, will be compelled to support by the payment or larger taxes and whose defied encies we shall have to remedy at a cost which none can now calculate.

The same is true of the politician, the lawyer, the physician. Che clergyman. feit to be made. A tool necessary for testing is the file, which cannot Injure or scratch a real diamond, while on an imitation it quickly makes its mark. But better than a file is a fragment of fcapphire, because it is the next hardest stone to the diamond.

stone that can be scratched by a sapphire is no dia mond. If a small dnep of water is placed on the upper face of a brilliant and touched with a pointed pencil, the drop will keep its round form, while the stone remains clean and dry. If the same thing is done to a glass imitation, the drop spreads out at once. A diamond plunged Into water will be plainly visible and will glitter through the liquid, while the imitation stone is almost invisible. Telling Imitations.

If a person looks through a diamond, as through a bit of glass, at a black dot on a sheet of white paper, one single point will be seen clearly. If several points appear, or a blur is seen, it is an imitation. The white 6apphire, the wbite topaz and rock crystal are commonly sold as diamonds, but more often imitations are made of glass. To recognize the glass imitation, treatment with acids also is WEEK: "IF MEN WERE HONEST." CZAR'S TAILOR BILL EXCEEDINGLY LARGE fKfJel The czar of Russia spends 1 more on his clothes than any j' other European monarch. The rJtVn bil1 of his clvil tailor is 20,000 ruble a year, and that of his hat costs him 25 ruble, and military tailor 3,000 ruble.

His furrier annually gave 2,000 ruble for a fur coat. He never gives less than 120 ruble for a suit, and never wears it more than three times. Compared with him the kaiser is quite shabby. His price for a suit it at most 150 marks and he will wear it 30 times. King Haakon of Norway spends no more on a suit than the average Norwegian grocer, which shows that he is a sensible, practical man.

The late King of Siam, Chulalonkorn, had an extraordinary hobby that of collecting empty match boxes of all nations. In this connection an interesting story is related. During one of his visits to England the 'king, while passing through Bond street one afternoon, accompanied by two members of ihis suite, espied an empty match box, which had been discarded by its owner and thrown away into the middle of the thoroughfare. Without a moment's thought" the monarch dashed into the crowded traffic, graped the much coveted treasure and of course was nearly run over by a pass WORLD'S MYSTERIES Vinci's "Mona Lisa" Written Specially for The Post. 3 attitude today on this subject with their views in former days.

The world of today may be neither better or worse than the world of yesterday. But is it not apparent that today the world seems to have gone insane on this matter? Just as, in the age of the Crusades, men seemingly went wild with enthusiasm, yet left a track of blood on their way to seize the Holy Sepulchre from pagan hands, so today, in the path of many who have manifested a wild enthusiasm for fortunes, we find the blood of th despoiled and the tears of orphans and we hear the sobs widows. It Is useless to deny it, the age In which we live is materialistic to a destructive degree. Men seem to have lost faith in high ideals. The age is becoming godless.

Tihe body exists, but, for all too many, the soul has no existence. On all sides wei'hear, or read, of desertions from the churches. The markedly ethical movements throughout our courwa-y the popular support. Maiteriajiism runs riot. Men believe in his world, and only this.

A popular philosophy of a prudential order ihas seized the imagination of the masses. "Man lives for but a little while," it says, "he is dead a long time let him enjoy himself and seleot only that whioh pays Alas What disappointment are they purchasing Who argue thus There 4s no more soul-sickendng and heart-depressing literature than that which approves unrestrained (pleasure. Prom the days of Anacreon until the time of Moore, yea, until Omar Khayyam became popular, there is nothing more saddening to be found than the advice given by the Lotus Eaters, the ing cab for his pains. The fact, however, that he was able to add a new specimen to his collection gathered under such circumstances, more than compensated the Oriental potentate for the risk that he had run. Kitchener an Englishman.

Although Lord Kitchener, who recently celebrated his sirty-third birthday, sometimes is claimed to be an Irishman by reason of his having been born in County Kerry, he is of English parentage; his father, who was a lieutenant-colonel in the army, hailing from Leicestershire, and" his mother from Suffolk. Lord Kitonener is unmarried, but it would be a mistake to describe him as a "confirmed" or "hopeless" bachelor. Inasmuch as when his patent of peerage as viscount was made out it was so drawn, presumably with his approval, that the succession to the title should go firstly to any son that he may have, secondly to any daughter, and oniy in the third alternative to his elder brother, who at present stands in the position of heir-presumptive. The description of the colors of precious stones, in reply to the request of a reader who had read what I had to say woman who sat for the painting was Lisa, the wife of Zanoble del Giocondo. Mona is a contraction of the word Madonna, and in such usage simply means "lady," "Lady Lisa." Artist Amused Model.

Many stories have been told how this woman sat for the picture and how the artist invented ways of amusing her by stories, recitations, and luring strains of hidden lutes, and strange flowers and rare pictures brought in as surprises to animate and cheer. That Leonardo loved this woman we are sure, and that their friendship was close and intimate the world has guessed; but the picture is not her portraitit is himself whom the artist reveals. What has been the most mystifying about the picture is the unearthly expression of the mouth. If the right 6ide of the face is covered her remarkable smile will disappear, and if the left side is covered and the right side Is only visible, it will Then there Is a remarkable expression in the eyes. If the lower part of the face is covered, to the wing of the nose, the expression of the eyes is most sad.

But factured in the United States today by men whose constant study is to devise means to cheapen the cost of those products by using inferior materials and reducing the rate of wages paid to working people, yet they combine within the law to raise the cost to the ultimate consumer. Then they make piteous appeals to legislators to protect their Industries. They don't deserve protection. Now, about the iron and steel business. We can 'beat the world in quality and cost of production, and If the barriers are thrown down Europe cannot furnish one-tenth of what we need, and provide for their own requirements.

I am almost persuaded to become a Democrat, but as I am working for a salary deem it wise to keep out of politics. INDEPENDENT CITIZEN. Pittsburgh, August 8. 1913. ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.

Port St. Joe. To the Editor of Readers" Post Box: Please inform me through your paper where Port St. Joe is located. I have seen it mentioned as a port on the Gulf of Mexico, but do not find it on the map.

S. H. F. The new harbor of Port St. Joe is located on St.

Joseph bay on the west coast of Florida. It is in process of development and is expected to figure in the traffic following the opening of the Panama canal. It is the terminus of several railroad lines. Suffrage in China. To the Editor of Readers' Post Box: Let me know through your columns whether or not women are allowed to vote in China.

WOMAN READER. In March, 1912, the Chinese general assembly granted the right to vote to women property owners, on condition that they are able to read and write Great Britain's Protest. To th Editor of Readers Post Box: Inform me through your Poet Box how long it ihas been since Great Britain for NEXT The Only Demo vfl cratlc Daily rpw in Pittsburgh. Established 1S48. Published by The Post PblUhln Comply.

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1911. News Is Colorless. at, ii.r.iv a ai LtiiiinuAa. The testimony adduced by the Frawley investigating committee of the New York Legislature shows that Sulzer was influenced more by a determination to recoup his losses in Wall street than to bring about political reforms in his state. But he k.fj4 1.1..

vwuau uvw iud pcu yio iuiu Alio confidence in the former, which appears to have been an overwhelming passion, ana was compelled to iau back on the latter. He declared war on official corruption as a shield to his use of campaign contributions for the purpose of gambling in stocks, wnicn ue carried aimosi 10 ine exieni of financial ruin. His desperation is shown by the fact that he cast his campaign contributions into the breach in the effort to turn the tide that had set in against him. These revelations are a matter of recora, ana point 10 ine governor dereliction. The testimony is of a character that cannot well be explained In any other way.

Governor Sulzer's only defense thus fav Is that there Is a conspiracy to bring about his political ruin. But this is rebutted by the checks that figured in the market deals. The checks were not only diverted from the purpose Intended, but the recipient failed tr Include them in his sworn statement required by the corrupt practices act. Thus he is confronted by another and a more difficult explanation. As the matter looks, Governor Sulzer cannot escape impeachment for his offense.

The exposure is com- Vkl fir a a I AMiattn a Ufa 1 i Vv la pitiable to an extreme. Had he made no iretense to the virtue of reform it would have been bad enough, but the' developments indicate that William Sulzer was sailing under false colors, that he covered himself with a mantle of false pretense in order to deceive the people of a great state. Thus the reformer, who sought to purify. Is the first to fall into his own net. EASY OF ADJUSTMENT.

As the Democrats of Pennsylvania are thoroughly awake to the necessity of organization there is little danger that' any of the counties will be thrown off their guard in the matter of electing committeemer. Under the new state-wide primaries law is required that state committeemen be elected by the voters, but the impression went forth that this not have to be done this year, as it was presumed these party officials had been chosen. But there are many counties that have not yet filled these places, and the vacancies will necessitate action, at the primaries. In counties where the elections took place under the party rules before the law went into effect the incumbents will hold over for the year. The Democratic state chairman has notified twenty-three counties that have not chosen these representatives that the duty will devolve upon them at the primaries next month.

The is, therefore, simple enough, tmpt action by the county or- tions can be depended on. The 1 ratic party wants a strong Grit tion in order that it may be for aggressive work, and it is not likely that' any of the counties In which committeemen have not been chosen will prove derelict. AGGRAVATING THE CASE. Instead of allaying the hostility of Mexico, President Wilson has aggravated it. He made a mistake when he dispatched John Lind on a isslon of peace without the back- ng of official credentials, to deal a government the existence of Whenever they stoop to kiss the lias this modern Baal, they prove that thJ believe max man i iiitrj a.

uKure a day. Yet, gentle reader, you know i vtmr heart that we live in time for mar years, but our life cannot be measured time, for we are creatures or eternit passing through time to the unending linJ its of ages unoom. curing wnicn a Iru ludjrment Is passed upon our lives. "There is a way whioh seemeSh righ unto a man. tout the end tnereor are th ways of death." This was King Soioj moil's commentary on the popular phi! sophy spelt by me pnrase pays.

Tims have changed and customs are tered. but human nature change vera kJowIv. Only that pays for us whicM paid in the days of old. which has eve naM for man anywhere. IHity pays truth pays, honor pays, knowledge pays honesty pays, virtue pays, seif-respeci pays, religion pays.

Only mat which ad varices the moral and spiritual nature wan really For. in the last analysis, man 1s a con science incarnate. In the final day which must come for each and everyone of us. nothing will cheer us out the con fu-dousness of duty done. On this earth there is really only one society, 'the nobld livins: and the noble dead, and there a nothing more worth while than that a man should endeavor to enter the com wuiv of the noble living while here, bo that he may deserve the company of the! noble dead -when lie goes yonder.

Truth, right, justice, honesty. iuty. Kindness. love, reverence of God these are eternal rwxr vnit is onlv erwhemveraiL Shall rational man select the passing shadow! for reality? By FLANEUR Written Specially for The Poet. recommended, which remove tba polish from the faces, while It does not affect a diamond, ruby, sapphire or emerald.

However, aa an 'imitation made of glass yields to the hardness-test, a chemical test is superfluous. Speaking of precious stones, a new jewel with a romantic history was exhibited at the Royal Society's Conversazione at London recently. It is a priceless ornament of carnelian, lapla lazuli, and turquois, and was made by the order of one of the Pharaoha of Egypt 3.400 years before the birth of Christ. It was given toy that monarch to one of his favorites, and when the latter died it was buried with him in his tomb. Some years after that the tomb was entered by a thief, who was about to steal the gem, when the heavy slabs that formed its roof fell on him and killed him.

In the course of centuries all trace of the ancient tomb was lost, and as the result of frcauent sandstorms in the Nile valley it lay burled deep under the sands. It was exesvated. however, last March by a great Egyptian archaeologist. The crushed body of the thief in the act of steal" the Jewel was found and told its story, and the beautiful gem was bi St to England. ICopyrlght.

191S. by A. D. Jacobson. THeiBSEP02MT OFAvTT BY WS.

AD KINS THE SOLEMN MAN' Poetry's Prominent People. Who lay a-dying in Algiers Amid a dearth of (woman's tears? Who's kept it up throughout the years? The soldier. Who, In the meadow, played the drudge. Raked (hay Instead of making fudge? Who was it nearly caught a judge? Maud Muller. Who on the curfew bell kept tab? Who thought of home when skies grew drab And hailed a passing taxicab? Ths plowman.

Didn't Speak Up. "And you accepted Wombat last night?" What could have possessed you? "You could have possessed me," retorted the girl, "but you were entirely too slow." Continuous Performance. "This divorce evil is a curse." "How now?" "I have five daughters and no sooner do I get 'em all married off then I have to start fresh." Uncle Pennywise Says: Apparently we can't all be successful, ibut when a man is successful it's astonishing how many people can hang on to his coat tails. Hr Little Task. "How's your new housemaid?" i "Artistic, but not much for rough work.

Yesterday she spent the entire morning manicuring the hands of ths parlor clock." A New Department. "That new manager Is a wonder." declared, the department store head. "As to how?" "Has a bargain sale every day. and sells nearly every woman an accident policy before the rush begins." A Best Seller. "My publishers have my next novel all Wiled and advertised, I see." "That ought to be gratifying." "It is; but they may want to begin selling it, don't you know.

I wonder what I'll write about." I with the situation and return to this country without the loss of time. President Wilson was actuated by the best of motives in sending his representative on this mission, but realizing the hopelessness of good results should not Insist on a course that would be diametrically opposite to what he expected. MANUEL A HIGH LIYT3R. With ex-King Manuel the trouble appears to be the cost of high living more than the high cost of living, for reports say the former monarch is in financial straits. As a result he has visited the pawnbrokers of London and raised a little ready cash on valued jewels and decorations handed down to him by his father.

These baubles are said to be worth far more than their intrinsic value, and would be parted with only under extreme necessity. When this profligate youth was deposed as the ruler of Portugal it was announced that the republic voted him a substantial annual pension. So far as known it has never been withdrawn. In addition, report says, King George of England, has given him an allowance of $50,000 a year, a sum sufficiently large to keep the wolf from the door of even an ex-king under the age of discretion. But Manuel, contemplating matrimony and plotting for the recovery of his throne, is peddling heirlooms among the money-lenders.

This news is not likely to contribute toward royal sentiment among the people of Portugal. They have prospered under the republic, and would continue to prosper if It were not for the machinations of those who would go back to the old system of Government for the gratification of mercenary motives. The restoration of Manuel would mean a heavy draft on the country's exchequer. In the case of two policemen held for highway robbery the criminal court, not the trial Police as board, is the proper tri- Highway buna', to pass on the Robbers. question of guilt or innocence.

If the reports are true these mene-ught to be sent to the penitentiary as promptly as possible. Policemen are paid to prevent highway robbery, not to practice it, and the fact that the victim was a weak-minded negro makes the crime more execrable. The offenders are accused of beating the man with their maces and then coolly and deliberately going through his pockets and appropriating his money. State prisons are provided for criminals of this class, and all that is necessary i3 to prove their If an Industrious correspondent is not fabricating: General Felix Diaz is going to Japan to sign a secret treaty to give that country a foothold on the Pacific coast. But it looks undiplomatic to let the cat out of the bag.

A bill offered by Congressman Huliags proposes to raise revenue by taxing stock gamblers out of existence. Better go a little easier and retain the source from which the revenue would flow. If we are wise, says De La Barra, we will keep hands off. The distinguished Mexican overlooks the fact that we have been displaying our wisdom to the point of exhaustion. The reason the train defeated Aviator Wood in the race to the capital is because it didn't have to come down to replenish its fuel sup-ply.

Aerial petrel stations are needed. Mulhall is due to appear before the House investigating committee tomorrow. It is presumed that several days of rest have quieted his nervous system. Signs of trouble are visible in the preliminaries for that "get together" dinner at Chicago. "Hi" Johnson is doing his best to spill the soup.

In the opinion of Huerta a peace commissioner is an "undesirable alien." POSTMARKS. The London jail physician horsewhipped by suffragets will have a chance to get even when he comes to prescribe for them. Extra policemen are needed to control the crowds at the San Francisco trial, because the women want all the best seats. t- An excited correspondent reports having seen 10 Japs in one Mexican regiment. Well, Is any proof that they have shot at us? That widely advertised riot in an Oregon town turns out to have been a case of the girt bestowing her affections on the other fellow.

In playing the game of politics with Tammany the governor of New Tork overlooked the possibility of Murphy holding a few trumps. WHERE is "Mona Lisa?" What has become of the marvelous portrait of the Italian girl, whioh has probably been more discussed than any other work of art that ever came from the brush. The French government is the rightful owner of Leonardo da Vinci's master-painting, but who is in possession of it at the present time has not been discovered, for a few years ago the painting was stolen from the Louvre, where it was considered one of the chief art treasures, under very mysterious circumstances and it has never been found. It seems marvelous that so large and so visible, it will appear. disappear from one of the greatest galleries in the world, but it would seem that some official or officials of this French Institution must have been implicated.

But who? It is likely again to appear one of these days just as suddenly as it was removed, when the reason for its theft will no doubt be explained. This is not the only mystery connected with "Mona Lisa." The art critics have been for two years studying the strange expression of this animated face, trying to solve a hidden meaning. The about Old World superstitions in connection with these gems, has elicited a third query, how to tell the real from false diamonds. An Amsterdam expert, whose business It is to know, says that real brilliants may be recognized by their great hardness and high refractive Index, both of which are not found together in an Imitation stone. The diamond is brilliant because it is hard; other stones and imitations become scratched and dull by friction.

For an experienced eye Jt Is not difficult to decide, from the appearance of the facets, whether a stcne is genuine or not, for those of real diamonds are seldom so regular as those of fine imitations. With the latter, the greatest care is taken in grinding, to smooth and not only the facets, but also the whole form, into such shape as to avoid differences in the reflection, refraction, and scattering of the rays. In the grinding and polishing of real brilliants, on the other hand, effort is made to keep the original size as much as possible, and some little irregularities in the faces and angles are preferred any diminution in weight. In the imitations the superfluity of cheap material which may be wasted without it making any difference causes a perfect counter ,9. o' the face will appear thoughtful If covered to the lower lips, but if the upper part be covered to include the pupils of her eyes, then she seems to be sound asleep.

Mona Lisa's eyes have always been a great mystery, and to them has attached more attention than has ever been given to any one other feature of any painting. The casual observer would not think the woman, from the portrait, very beautiful, and especially as the picture shows no eyebrows, for it was the custom of women In those days to shave them off. There are many remarkable things about this picture, but it ie the face, with its haunting appeal, that holds the attention to the end. Question As to Face. The question naturally arises did Da Vinci put into Mona Lisa's face a mirror for all who gaze upon It? Is it really a likeness of the person who sat for It, or did the artist simply give a 60ul impression to the canvas and call it "Mona Lisa?" There has been considerable discussion as to whether the Paris "Mona Lisa." which was -or; a tVi nri f- inal or merely a copy.

It was undoubt- BOX mally entered protest against the Panama canal tolls. FRIEND. The protest of Great Britain was received on July 11, 1912, taking exception to the provision of the canal bill which would permit American ships to use the canal free of toll. The protest was based on the assertion that it is a violation of the treaty. The matter is still pending.

THIS DATE IN HISTORY. August 10. 1675 Greenwich Observatory establshed. 1764 Civil government established in Quebec. 1814 British blockading squadron bombarded Stonington, Conn.

1821 Missouri admitted to statehood. 1861 General Lyon killed at the battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo. THIS IS MY 80TH BIRTHDAY. Dr. Laur Larson.

Dr. Laur Larson, one of the great leaders of the Norwegian Lutherans in America, was born in Christ ansand, Norway, August 10, 1833, and received his theological training at the University of Chrlstiania. He came to America in 1857 and for two years did missionary work among the Norwegian settlements in Wisconsin. When the Norwegian Lutherans in the West decided to establish a college for the training of their ministers, they selected Dr. Larson to carry out the project.

The college was established at Decorah, la, and for 41 years Dr. Larson remained at its head, retiring from the presidency last January on account of age. During his iong and notable career he haa exerted great influence on the life and thought of his countrymen, through his work as a teacher, pastor and editor. Congratulations to: Justice Joseph McKenna, of the supreme court of the United States, 70 years old today. Rear Admiral Charles E.

Clark, U. S. retired, 70 years old today. Da THE READER. edly made by Da Vinci.

Upon the authority of Vasari the French base the claim that their "Mona Lisa" is the first painting, but a notable art critic came out with a statement shortly before the picture was stolen, that the "La Gio-conda" of the Louvre does not cor-repond with the detailed description made by Vasari in his "Lives of the Painters." But there is another "Mona Lisa," painted by Da Vinci, to be seen In the Museum of the Prado, and come critics always have claimed that the real painting was in the Spanish art gallery. It in every way more nearly corresponds with the description of Vasari. Is it possible that some one high in power has tried to rid the French of a picture which they considered the original but which may only be a copy that there shall be but one "Mona Lisa?" Visitori to the Prado art gallery in Madrid always will have the opportunity of gazing on a Da Vinci "Mona Lisa," which presents the same remarkable effects already stated, whether It be a copy or the original. When the French "Mona Lisa" is discovered there will no doubt come with it an explanation of more than one mystery connected with this pictuju. WHAT EDITORS ARE SAYING Tell it to the marines The navy caught the army men asleep on board their mine planter.

Philadelphia Record. San Francisco might still revise Its plans and make it a state fair. Springfield Republican. The full horrors of a tariff debate are not realized until Reed Smoot Jumps in and begins to shriek. Baltimore Sun.

Colonel Roosevelt says he Is going to give the Republicans of Texas some advice. We hope they will both read lt Washington Herald. A wool trust magnate says he has not missed a session of Congress for 20 years. And yet have been Innocents who have hunted for bargains in clothing every year. Louisville Courier-Journal.

One idea now seems to be to let all ikind of Mexicans have all Che shooting irons they want, and work the problem out by triggernometry. Indianapolis News. Mr. Bryan is getting a great advertisement and he talks so charmingly and wittily about it as to win over the most critical who listen to that siren among men. Buffalo Evening News.

It would be poetic Justice to take those Mexicans at thelr word and let the Japanese have them. They'd soon learn what it meant to be governed. Buffalo Express. The Summer Girl. There was a girl In our town and she was good to scan she spent her days In playing games where she got lots of tan.

And when she saw the tan was on, with all her might and main she rushed into a beauty shop and took it off again. Judge. Treatment of Derelicts. To the Editor of The Post: I was amused with the stand taken by the superintendent of police in favor of National hospitals for habitual drunkards. That would be treating them too mildly, for their disease is the result of their own indiscretion and deserves, not medical treatment at public expense, but irksome toil.

Some of the smaller cities of the state maintain stone-ibreaking quarters for these men. When one is arrested it is customary to send him to the "stone pile" for a certain number of days, to conform to the aggravated nature of his offense. It may be one day or one month. By this means the towns get enough broken stone to keep their highways in repair. Pittsburgn might take a lesson from this method.

HUMANITARIAN. Pittsburgh August 8, 1913. The Dog Muzzle. To the Kditor of The Post: In the first place the law for the muzzling of dogs is a farce, and in the second place it is not enforced. There is one muzzle in use which consists of a narrow strap loosely placed around the dog's jaws, but not tight enough to prevent him from using his teeth.

I personally saw a dog catcher release a dog "thus equipped, and he did it with a smile, knowing full we'd that strap did not muzzle the animal. But, technically, the law had been complied with, and the dog was permitted to go forth as a menace. The best thing to do with such laws is to repeal them. The conduct of public affairs is too serious to be treated as a joke. CITIZEN.

Pittsburgh. August 9, 1913. A Discussion of the Tariff. To the Editor of The Post: For 30 years I have been In favor or protection to American industries by raising the barrier of high import duties, and feel satisfied that the policy has made this country What it is industrially and commercially, bnt now, some people with hoggish propensities still clamor for National favors. There ax thousands of articles manu-.

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