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Houston, Texas, Tuesday, June 18, 1912. .THE MAIN ISSUE IN TEXAS. i Naturally, events in Chicago this week and la Baltimore next week will absorb pub-lio,, attention throughout the country. It Is proper, however, to remind Texas democrats lhat after all we are primarily concerned about our government at home. So while the delegates are wrestling with their problems in C&icagd and Baltimore, let us keep In mind thai contest of vital import which Is raging In Texas. That is to say, we inuat not let outside matters of interest render us indifferent to the Importance of extending and strengthening the organization which ia contending for good government under the leadership of Governor Colquitt- f Colquitt organizations in every community and county must proceed unremittingly to enlist every voter in our cause. The campaign of slander, detraction, misrepresentation and deception which the Ramsey propaganda Is conducting must be met at every point, not by like methods, but by a truthful presentation of the pertinent facts. The truth will win every time and the truth is on . Colquitt's side. There are many upright and well meaning people who are supporting Judge Ramsey because they have been misled by the inaccurate and frequently untruthful statements circulated about Colquitt's administration. These must be reached, and ' when they shall have been accurately informed, their very fairmlndedness will impel 'them to support Colquitt for the customary second term. The business men, farmers, ex-Confed erates, laboring men and other citizens are now beginning to see that Ramsey is merely Tom Campbell's representative, called into the field by none but Campbell, and obligated to ' reintroduce into our State government Campbell's methods and policies and to execute Campbell's personal and political re-Veuges. . . They sre beginning to see that Ramsey's success would mean another period of corporation baiting, persecution of railroads, sumptuary legislation and business Interruption, and they are aligning themselves with the forces of good government, constructive legislation, educational progress, agricultural development and business expansion. ?Thls wholesome trend of the 8tate cam- ; paign must not be interrupted, for the reason that the peace and prosperity of Texas are In the balances and the people of Texas . must declare for peace and progress, not for bitterness, hate and retrogression. Governor Colquitt Is making a notable canvass of the State. He Is appealing to the people's sense of justice by telling them the plain truth about his administration and convincing them that it would be an act of the highest injustice to deny him the customary socond term so necessary for the perfection of the salutary policies be has inaugurated. His 'triumphant re-election is assured, but it is necessary for his friends to keep in the : battle line so that his majority may be made decisive. There are but forty days more of the campaign and it is Important to make every day count. PABAMOUNTING AN ISSUE. Editor Josepbus Daniels of the Raleigh Neid and Observer is up in Baltimore telling the correspondents that the democratic slogan this year muBt be -Down with the tariff! 4 Ordinarily, we might agree with the distinguished Tar Heel, because the platform must declare for tariff reform in emphatic terms. Right at this moment, however; we are not so sure that the tariff will be the paramount inane. That question, we take it, must be decided in Chicago this week. One" party can't make a paramount Issue. That was shown by our experience )n Kan las City a dozen years ago. , The Democratic convention declared in its platform that, "Imperialism" was the paramount Issue, but events proved It was not. The convention nominated Mr. Bryan and reaffirmed the Chicago free silver declaration and the country decided that "Bryan and Free Silver," not imperialism, was the paramount, issue, and defeated us. Imperialism was Scarcely considered by the vast majority of the voters. So we find conditions this year, Had Mr., Taft gone forward to renomination without material,: opposition the tariff would have ! ecu the "main issue. Colonel Roosevelt's . iitry ha' changed the situation, and if he appens to; merge from the Chicago battle presidential candidate It seems to us that e tariff ,1s bound to take 'second place as an Ue for the time being.' Colonel Roosevelt'" ndidac7vodif)rhf4JjnraUsm" of a w brand to , the front, for threatened term, would precipitate Just such an, Roosevelt and. RooseielUsm embrace ich that is ablwrren. to the sane thought j country that Very little tariff: discus- 4 ould be heard. The voteije would mere-" I World, -"what. Is.the cause of iner that the ftemocrsSay Is for retvM of . . .... v J - ..''... uue wiun ana we repuoueans. lor protection. Their thoughts would concentrate upoa the possibilities of " the revolution - which .the Roosevelt candidacy would prsetnC and Jto the prmcttcaLexclnsloa of all other coastdersr' ttoas. r J To argue riff with such a. wild bull as Roosevelt plunging In the political china shop would be equivalent to an ecclesiastical conclave debating Infant baptism while the church in which It was assembled burned. The public mind ould waste little time on questions of political economy with Roosevelt In the field seeking to overthrow the constitution ' and our most cherished traditions. And the Chicago situation Is clearly veering around to the Issue of Roosevettlsm. Whether his managers succeed In purchasing enough delegate v to nominate him. whether they openly bolt or whether tbey confine their post-convention fight to a struggle for Roosevelt electors, the Issue of Roose-veltism promises to be uppermost in the public mind, for the colonel seems to be determined to fight his battle through to the November election regardless of what the convention does. It is inevitable that the results at Chicago must have a bearing npon the democratic course at , Baltimore. It la the democratic party against the republican party after all and we will be compelled to pick up whatever gauge Of battle they throw down to us. If Taft and the tariff, so be It, but If Roosevelt and Rooseveltism, then the situation must be necessarily different and the Baltimore convention must act accordingly. THE ENTEBraiSnra SCIENTISTS. The time when Edward Bellamy and some others who, like him, indulged in forecasting the political future, Interested the reading public by giving them visions of conditions many already imagined they glimpsed. Likewise, Jules Verne, H. Q. Wells and oth era of that ilk have given us new motion pictures out of the known facts in astronomy, chemistry, physics and biology.. The real thrillers, however. In the realm of forecast, the Boston Herald reminds us, are the scientists themselves, for, while they always provide something sensational, they are never under suspicion of having axes of romance to grind. Take that 1 per cent of argon in the atmosphere and its wonderful promise. "The man who first combines argon into a compound," says Prof. R. K. Duncan, "so that it may pass by metathesis through a series of combinations, is likely to have accomplished the feat of having turned topsy-turvy the elements of our civilization." Then there is the prediction about the energies which are one day to be extracted from matter. They art revealed to us slowly now, but Sir William Ramsay suggests that If we could rush the process by using an appropriate "catalyzer," the "whole future of our race would be altered." But this is nbt quite definite enough, ftlkola TesI claims "the day is not distant when the very planet which gave man birth will tremble at the sound of his voice." Man is to "draw the mighty ocean from its bed. transport it through the air, and create lakes and rivers at will; he will command the wild elements; he will push on and on from greater to greater deeds, until, with his intelligence and force, he will reach out to spheres beyond the terrestrial." Prof. E. Rutherford goes him one better in predicting worse things to come, announcing the possibility "of devising a detonator which could send a wave of atomic disintegration through the , earth and decompose the whole round world Into helium, argon and other gases, leaving literally not one stone upon another." Prof. Duncan would turn all of these discoveries to useful account. One of them, he says, foreshadows "the predetermination of sex," another the extension of youth 'a la Mentchlkoff, a third telepathy "on a practical basis; " which "would mean the elimination of lying and hypocrisy." And last there is predicted "some method of holding life in abeyance by which, when men and women are tired, they may retire to a condition of vital abeyance from which, after the lapse of time, they may be awakened." These discoveries are all wonderful, but as great as the results that may be expected I II .1 111 A 1 . to follow, tliey will not compare In strenu-osity with the scenes that Terrible Teddy is pulling off in Chicago this week. WELLESLEY '8 LATEST STUNT. Wellesley college is one of the most popular exclusive schools for young women la this country, and its students, as might be expected, are not behindhand In evidencing that they have a true appreciation of the value of man and intend to make themselves count as a no inconsiderable factor In his affairs. As an instance, a large number of the students' of this college have declared not only a 6ympathy with the street cer strikers of Boston, but a resolve to aid them. To this end, it is stated that more than 100 of them have agreed not to ride on the elevated cars when they go to Boston, but to walk, and to give the money thus saved to the strike fund. Furthermore, sorne of them wear buttons with the motto: ,; Brothers all. Hands across the tracks. We walk to help organize the carmen." This action, says the New Tork World, follows the precedent set during the Lawrence strike and tends to show that the college J women were not moved in that case by emotion only; that they have developed among rhentan abiding sympathy with the wording cissies in conflict with capital. This, In itself, It s suggested, would be a notable feature In the feminist movements ot the day, but it Is made doubly so by the fact thst It Is characteristic of most college women in this ountry,1 while college men as a rule.' sympathize with 1 the capitalist class. , It would be Interesting to kifow," says the is difference sympathies engendered, by gher eduea- 1 v .. . " f TEe absent wives of Houston will not be iur priacd to learn that their devout husbands never come down town at night except to hold street prayer meetings. Their piety is wonderful iit spite of the devilish report that every poker chip stock in town has been exhausted since the first of June. When thieves fall out honest men stand a show to get the postoffices. The outlanders are not expected to understand that a Hempstead Fourth of July barbecue is anything remarkable. The fact, however, that Hempstead in in the midst of a vt-atermHon patch that will have more than a million watermelons in it on July 4 is submitted for public consideration. We suppose Victor Rosewater by any name would smell as sweet to the colonel. other As we understand it, every member of the police force is studying for the ministry except the few who are asking a leave of absence for the purpose of distributing gospel tracts among the sinners of Dallas and Galveston. "There are 100,000,000 eyes upon this convention," declares a Roosevelt booster in Chicago. Eyes or I's? The inquisitive subscriber of Wharton asks us : "Is Lillian's last husband an editor or a politician?" We are unable to replyi Lillian' latest husband is an editor who evidently doesn't attaph much importance to honeymoons. They say T. R. is offering $1000 for negro delegates. That is up to the topnotch gold quotations for negroes during slavery. It is beginning to look dark for the president. They are beginning to show new bills of considerable heft to the colored brethren, who are a long way from home and tortured in body and soul by the high cost of living. They tell us that Prof. Wilson wants Cone Johnson to make his nominating speech. Cone wants to make it, too. Who has the say ? The republicans at Chicago are calling each other thieves and rascals. The country ought to regard such testimony as this and get the post-offices into the hands of the democrats as soon as possible. It must be an unusual sight for the Pittsburghers to behold Billy Flinn coming out of the present" scrimmage with a certificate of character. The man who believes Mr. Bryan doesn't want the Baltimore nomination is sure to get wet when it rains, lacking as he does the perspicacity that impels prudent men to seek shelter during a shower. Temple has a brand new water wagon, but our understanding is the driver rides the off mule instead of having a seat on the main tank. Weep not for Houston, dear outlanders. With one mile of street frontage in the way of business buildings under construction, the future is all beefsteaks and watermelons to us. Jacob Rils says the country doesn't know ihe gentle side of the colonel's character. Quite true ; the country has never had the honor of an introduction. It is reported that rrryan is in Chicago trying to get a glimpse of the Taft steam roller. Mr. Bryan felt it in 1908, but it went over him so fast he didn't get a chance to see it. There is a Bryan propaganda operating from Chicago and one from No. 80 Wall Street. Chicago is not going to be permitted -to enjoy a monopoly of the fun. The Boy Scouts squad assigned to the duty of whitewashing the fences of widder wimmin, as T UeW mey can em in South Carolina, has failed to make a report of the spring operations. If the District of Columbia could dominate either of the National conventions it is plain that Clarke Griffith would be one of the presidential nominees this yearS The fellows who write history while you wait might as well oil their typewriters and instruct their publishers to get ready. There going to be a riot in the Chicago Coliseum. Lawyer Rutherford of New York lectured in San Antonio Sunday and declared there is no hell. What if that article that is sizzling in Chicago, long about now ? " ( The Charlotte Observer has the best insight into the democratic situation, having since the beginning of the ante-convention campaign supported about all the candidates. Of course, we rejoice that dear Miss Rus;ell ii happily married, but her going republican is a disappointment that will linger until she returns to the democratic party. "There are occasions," says the Galveston News, "when The Post manifests obvious signs of lucidity." How happy we should be if we could say as much for the News.. " . J, i And the' Better People Like BUI. (From th Milwtuktt tStntintl.) , Bill Bryam gates - with deep interest on the battle between William and Theodore. And the harder they fight, the better he likes it. . Well, If It Isn't (T. R. What Is ft? , (From thi SfrinifitH Rtpublictm.) T. R.'s' platform ' should be T. R. Then it would be the shortest forever-and ever, as well as complete in every respect, ,: ; '- v,'- .'. ' ':. '" lmm I i ( Henri Watterso Is on the Job, r . frmlh Knickrrbeifr Prtu.y J4 Colonet Roosevetf sad, Colonel 'Bryan are not the Only' phrase 'artists i and' platitude-stars loose. in the ortent campaign. ' ' ' -... . tjoa. b young men-and, young women but : sttllttore interesting to forecast what Is likely t be the-' outcome-' of V Of the two h sympaoies of the women aiy the more nat-,. wrsj. XuroBean students. even of the most arlttocratio classes, are generally radical and revolutionary. Universities In that part of the world, are watched by the pcilce- as eW ten of repubUoan or socialistic propsgandi In this country the police n ignore Hsr' vard, -Tale and Columbia while they watch Wellesley,' Vassar and Barnard V ? t ' . ; We should say that the larger participation" In public affairs - which republican government In America assures, and; therefore, -deep appreciation of the benefits which It confers on citizens in the wsy of equality of privilege will in large part account for the different attitude toward the established political institutions of their respective countries of the male students of America and those of Europe. , As to the radicalism of. American college women that is a somewhat different proposition. VTae GaJnetvifle Register finds Just occasion for rejoicing ia s cooservsthre estimate f msroehsc-ton this year in Cooke county of S millioa nd a half bushels of wheat 't aad '1,000,000 bushels of oats. To this is to be- added, the fuse prospects for a big cotton crop, a' good corn, erop', a bountl-' fo bay crap, with tons of choice vegetables, many carload of fruits and enough berries to fill every desert dish ia the land as a luxury on the side. Suppose the Tyler territory for 'ten -'miles' out would vote a road tax of $150,000 for good roads? It is not too much. Here in Tyler the Methodist and the Baptists have spent and are spending half this tun for two church houses.--ryer Countr-Timtf. ' '., ' Good roads arc hardly lest conducive to country's welfare and prosperity than' churches. The same public spirit that inspire the building of fine church houses ought to inspire the building of improved highways. ' .The Foard County Newt says that the farmers of that section are busy harvesting their wheat and oat crops, and while the yield is not what it should be, still it will greatly relieve the stringency at it now exists. There ia employment, it says, for everyone who is really in earnest and looking for a job. Another charge the oppotition brings against GovernorsColquitt is that he has been a disturber has kept things stirred up. How do fhey figure Colquitt could have made the kind of fights that have been pushed on him without creating some disturbance? Did they imagine that when whole bricks were hurled at the governor from behind very political corner he should answer with paper wads or charge with a feather duster? If any of the people wanted such a quief ladylike governor that he could fight and whip a hostile coalition in the political parlor without disturbing any of the furnishings, they got the wrong man when O. B. Colquitt was nominated two years ago. They have had the wrong man ever since a hostile legislature set aside all democratic custom and framed the appropriation bill and other measures with an eye single to spiting the governor and putting him in a hole. The spite of last year has largely wasted itself on the air of prosperous Texas, and the holes dug for him stand only as empty and open evidences of futile efforts to thwart and down him even at the cost of neglecting the State's pressing business to build political fences and manufacture campaign thunder. The very charge his enemies now make against him of being a disturber that is a fighter has caused his former supporters to warm up more to him and has brought thousands of new friends into the Colquitt ranks. He has done the State some service, great and valuable service, and while clearing the way and forwarding this work it has been necessary to disturb numbers of people who wanted him to be a guber-natoriaK failure the worst kind. A lot of the same people wanted in the same way to see him a campaign failure two years ago. All have been signally disappointed, and all are mad about it. Colquitt is a disturber, a fighter who keeps on fighting, and always in the open, without subterfuge, quibbling or fence riding as to his views on any public question and fear in advocating them. Some of those who are opposing the governor try to get a point out of their saying that he talked about political peace and legislative rest and then proceeded to start a ruction. The war, in fact, was already on, and the governor had to fight his way to peace just as other wars are fought out. Vet in spite of all the forces arrayed against him, a considerable earnest of political peace and legislative slowdown has been furnished. Some of the hostile official family who thought they had him on thj; hip have -already stood from under, and others are in a fair way to be pulled from under by the voters in July. So there is" promise of better opportunity to serve the best interests nf U Texas during the second two years of his admin istration than during the first term. When the people examine carefully the kind of work he has been doing, still greater numbers will stand behind him, and so much "fighting" may not be necessary. But whatever amount is needed, Colquitt will be found ready for and equal to the occasion. About the weakest assault they could possibly make on him is to accuse him of being a disturber, a scrapper. It takes that kind of man to know where he is going and to get there. Colquitt definitely arrived in July, 1010, and has been on the ground, a full-sired governor of Texas every day since. Abilrne Reporter. The Sterling City News-Record observes that law is a creature ot numan sentiment, and its strength and enforcement is only as strong as there is sentiment to support it." Noting that Judge Ramsey has again reduced his estimate of the size of the majority he expects to get in the coming primary, the Den i son Herald Wonders if the judge is not in reality getting cold feet. If he has any discernment of the "signs of the times" he undoubtedly is. The work of the slanderer is insiduousty being done in State politics, and all men should look with scorn upon it. There is no bottom to the depth of depravity to which some men would descend in order to smirk the name of a political opponent. In politics accept no slander as truth until you have proofs convincing, for dirty men in politics will employ dirty methods. They resort to tricks of the assassin, and work under cover of darkness. Palestine Herald. When a candidate begins to deal in slanders against his opponent the people should turn their backs on him. Governor Colquitt has been over in East Texas for -several days and is meeting with ovations wherever he speaks. The people are beginning to see the nigger in the woodpile in the opposition to Colquitt and are rallying to his support, even over in Tom Campbell's range. Tom is doing bis hardest to beat the governor, because he wants to be the power if Ramsey is elected. But his atflbi-tions are doomed to disappointment, for Colquitt is gaining ground daily and will go in with votes to spare. Mexia hvening Metes. SOME POSTSCRIPTS. " 1 A motorcycle driven by a petroleum engine was patented at far back as 1885. Coat the under side of the ,edge of a heavy rug with shellac and it will not curl. A portable acetylene lamp of 350 candlepower has been bronght out in England. The largest stone statue in the world it .in Japan, a figure forty-four feet high. The largest railway passenger station in Europe is nearing completion at Leipzig. ' Queensland it estimated to have 40,000.000 acres of forests as yet uninspected and unreserved. The coal consumption of the world has just about doubled every ten years for the last century- The world's production of artificial silk for thit year is estimated in excess of 13,200,060 pounds. A Frenchman invented the .envelope in 1653.. The ordinary brown kitchen soap it a strong disinfectant. . - . Everything Looks rtank to Him. (Front th St. Louis Tim.) ' - Colonel Roosevelt likes' to talk about the rank and file If he will confine himself to the thing that are rank, his authority will be undisputed, . '.. 'Are Mot Taking Any Chanees ' v (From tk Omahs, Btt.) '. v o y? With the tocsin ofi wr ..echoing madly om Chicago's lake front,7 Eat-'Ern-Alive Abernathy and hit kids stick to the UU timber ia Oklahoma. - ; Tf WerWs Work JsrorisA , ' It was my privilege recently to tpend twrday with Mitt Jessie, Fick county superintendent of education in Pag county, Iowa, in an endeavor to discover the secret of the jTeputatioa that her schools have attained among the country schools of the United States. 1 found it jn Miss Field herself tnd In the application of her motto, "We must teach the country child in terms of country life." Page county liet off the beaten travel routes, 00 th Missouri line in Southwestern lows, and Clarinda, the county teat, it somewhat hard to reach. As our train moved leisurely through the -fertile rolling valley I saw everywhere the signs of rural prosperity. The homes and farm buildings were comfortable and attractive, the roads were fair and the rural telephone wat universal. The shocks of corn, the harrowed fields ready for the wheat crop, the haystacks, the barrels of apples under the trees that were being stripped of their red and golden burden, and the blucgras pastures with their droves of cattle, hogs and sheep, told a story of intelligent diversified farming. Miss Field herself greeted me at Clarinda; she I was expecting my visit. "Your train is late," she said, "but I have a runabout here, and we will have time to see one school bet'v.-e closing time." Withou: further ceremony we stepped into a (ittle -r and were oft to a country school three miles fr'rni Clarinda. It d'dn't take us long to reach the school it never . does in Iowa. Theconsolidation movement has made little headway in this country at least and there is, in general, a one-room school every two miles. As we entered the room Miss Field wasi greeted by a battery of smiles from the teacher and the children, who knew her and rejoiced at her coming. She knows by nsme most of the school children of the country. They also knew how to welcome a stranger, and in a quiet way each endeavored to show me thoughtful attention. I wa9 soon decorated with the Page county badge an enameled clover leaf bearing three H's and the words, "Page County, Iowa." The spirit that pervaded the school made It easy to guess what the H's stood for "head," "hand" and "heart." In the schoolroom I immediately perceived a wholesome country atmosphere that characterized all the schools we visited. Many of the boys were dressed in "jumpers" and they wore them proudly as a uniform of a most honorable calling. In addition to the maps, globes and other equipment of the ordinary school there were tables and seed-testing boxes made by the boys with ordinary farm tools, while collections of seeds and exhibits of insects were displayed on the walls. The composition book of one grade was entitled. "Things we should know about home," and the index showed such subjects as, "Why I Like to Live in the Country," "How to Make a Loaf of Bread," "How to Make a Bed," "How to Use the Babcock Milk Tester." A grammar lesson was in progress. Even in this formal subject there appeared many applications of Miss Field's motto: "We must teach a country child in terms of country life." The boy who was called on to illustrate a compound sentence did not struggle vainly to remember some sentence which he had seen in the book or had read in ancient history, but, looking quite naturally out of the school window on a neighboring orchard, said, "It is the 9th of October and the farmers are gathering apples." At the, close of the school I was honored with a special introduction to the girl who took the prize for the best cookies at the last industrial fair, to the boy who had taken the prize for the best ear of corn, and to the school representative in the industrial fair organization, with whom Miss Field held a brief consultation about the next school exhibit. When she entered the office, the schools of Page county were little better or worse than the ordinary country system in Iowa. The teachers were, for the most part, without special training and there was little professional enthusiasm. Tt was no unusual thing to change positions at tne end of each school term of two or three months. Mast of the country pupils dropped out of school at the end of the period of compulsory attendance, and only about 50 per cent completed the eighth grade. The teachers taught reading, writing, arithmetic and the other elementary subjects in the ordinary, conventional way. Hence they believed -that, if you developed a boy's general intelligence by means of parsing, he would instinctively know how to select a milch cow or how to organize a cooperative fruit growers' association ; or if he learned about the German empire thoroughly, he would in some way develop later into a good com grower or an enthusiastic poultry breeder; or if he learned to solve problems in cube root, he would of course know how to estimate the capacity of a corn crib or test a sample of milk for the percentage of butter fat. They assumed that if a pupil worked hard enough on the ideas and ideals connected with the history of Egypt, he would thereby eventually develop a patriotic devotion to Page county. I We were soon in the car again and on our way to the Olive Branch school. Although the morning was inclement most of the pupils were on hand. We arrived for the opening exercise. Among the songs were "Iowa" and "The Whistling Farmer Boy." The morning nature lesson was a recognition and discussion of weeds that had been gathered on the way to school, and a drill on the recognition of the varieties of apples that were being harvested in the community. It was October 10, the day on which seed corn is selected in Iowa. A pupil gave the reasons for picking seed corn at that time, and two hoys with a string exemplified the best way to hang up the corn after it has been selected. The primary reading lesson that followed was based on a chart that had been made by the teacher in which she had used the pictures of birds common in the community, with sentences about the appearance and habits of each. The arithmetic class was studying mensuration. The pupils had each been told to measure a corn crib at home, and the problems that were given them to work at the, board had to do with the capacity of the crib, the amount of corn that it would hold, and the value of the corn. f. For the guidance of her teachers and" pupils along practical lines. Miss Field has written a farm arithmetic ihat she calls "A Book of Real Problems for Farm Boys and Girls," and which she says "contains nothing about longitude or time, cube root, English money or the binomial theorem, but is devoted to the sort of work that .the farm boys and girls will use, every day in actual life." The manual training work for the boyt displayed in the schoolroom was related to the prao tical work of the farm, and included such pieces at kitchen tables, milk stools and models for farm devices that had been made during the year. The same common sense adaptation of the con ventional course of study to the needs of every-i day life characterized all the schools we visited. Not that the knowledge of the pupils is confined to local material, but in their contemplation -of the distant Italy beyond the Alps they habitually recognize the solid earth of Page county beneath, their feet. ; - Isn't That Just Lovelyl (prom the Philadelphia Record.") Compromisers itf1 Chicago say that Roosevelt is beaten, but Taft can not be elected. Neither can any other republican.. .. . '-'i j V Has Only a Fsv MoreyOays to Fly. (Frews tht KmckerbAker Prtts. 4 Colonel v Roosevelt .1. fequently rjeseribed .at the man on horseback,-. -isn't he really the man ia the airsaipf . ,.- 1 , - ' atr Jtme WoertM Laws ; " I hope, by jing, to Mv to tee,. ,, , The tiro ach duck 'that chop a tree ' Down fl a city atVestH git ' ' Him, 'for he does 1t a permit, Er after he doe it hell do Time in the pen. A year or two " Ain't too much for th 'men fat town . Who goes an' chops a big tree, down, A tree kids might swing on sn' climb; I take th stand, that it's a'critn. I do. It takes God fifty year To make a tree that grows an' rears Its branches ftp ag'in' the sky 1 Wayfarers seek it with s sigh To rest beneath its cooling shade, An' little folks have come an' played Beneath itt bought, and under where Itt shadows rest men breath a prayer Of thankfulness, an' then tome clown Gitt him an ax an' chops it down I Yes, sir, beneath ita bought at night Young laves stand, their vowt to plight He tells the story never old, An' she gives him her hand to hold, ( And minutes fly on fairy winfat The while he whispers foolish things Into her little tea thell ear, , The feolish things she likes to hear An' then tome old duck comet around An' chops the old tree to the ground,. 'F I had my way a little bit Each man would git him a permit Before he choppfd a tree in town; A tree ain't no good when it's down. It doesn't make ao shade at all. From itt green bought no wild birdt call. No lovers coo, no children swing . Beneath it So I say, by jing, The duck who bring a tree mischance Ought to git swatted on the pants 1 REAL DOIN'S. The prune-headed poet O Kansas, gee whiz I Who in the world can x Tell you where he is? How does the war Go in Old Mexico? No one you meet in v The ttreet seems to know What's going on in The late Cuban war? Nobody knows and Nobody cares, for They're eyeing Chicago Wijh glee and delight, Where Teddy is whetting His molars for fight. HIS MISTAKE. "A scientist said not long ago that music would make a cow give more milk, but it won't work. I bought a phonograph and tried it." "The scientist did not say a phonograph, he said music." GETTING HIS GOAT. The rebels want A million goats Or they will get Terraza's goats : How1 many goats, think you, 'Twould take A million big Round plunks to make? Get out your pencil And intent Figure it thus : "One goat . . . One scent." WHERE HE BALKED. "He has broken with her?" "So I have heard." "Know anything about it?" "I hear that he told her he was unworthy of her." "Pshaw! All lovers tell their sweetheart that." "I know; but she asked him to put it in writing and sign it in the presence of witnesses. " MANCIPATION DAY. The year's rolled 'round just as years do Tomorrow is Juneteenth again ; So get your parachutes and be Prepared for a nice heavy rain. HIS FAULT. "Why does she hate her husband so bitterly?" "Because she married him to spite her father." COLOR BLIND. "My wife was. suddenly stricken with color blindness thit morning." "I thought people were born color blind, I didn't know, they could be stricken with it." "My wife was.' When she wat making up this morning a breeze came in through the window and blew half of her complexion into her eye." SUMMER CHEER. low can a man Bewail his fate Who still hs time To 'dig some bait, And fishing go Down sunny lanes Where birds uplift Their glad refrains? Birmingham Age-Herald, How can a man Think life is hard When he can seek The baseball yard, And gloat upon Each two-base whack And live on pop And cracker jack? Milwaukee SentineL How can a girl Feel ever sad Where happiness Is to be had When she has lots ' Of gum to cheew m And in her mouth Ten hairpins, too? Yonktri Statesman. How can a man, Paw sand and swesr At hobble skirts The women wear? He ought to cot A pigeon-wing I He doesn't have. To wear the thing. ' , Banana Cloth. (From Cuban Opportunities.) It hat been felt to the Chinese to teach u how the font of banana fiber thrown on the rubbish heap every year can be, converted into banana cloth and told at a most remunerative price. The process of. manufacture it very simple. Ontvear-old plants are selected, and the stock is a rolled snd steamed 1 over cauldrons of boiling aicr unui soil. 11 is a simple manor men to remove the green' outer, skin by patting- (trips' of the stalk through aa instrument provided with a oouple of blunt blades, which act at scrapers. . ' . Th flbet thus hbtained ia placed in Cloth and ponnaeu in eroer 10 unve om excess moisture. weaving. Banana .cloth is ' said to, be eminently suitable for tropical wear and is very durablei. At present the price would seem to be almost- nmunniv aa a mu nr ranani i-intn ,, loftg and. one. yard.wide tel't for about tj.70.'. are.' to-' be expected, but they art sur to , right- themselves s the demand for thit kind of cloth' grows, and the supply endesvort : to keep tc WW. - ' -' -

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