Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 25, 1902, EDITORIAL SHEET, Page 18, Image 18
J8 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, MAY 25, 1002. Tim Omaiia Sunday Ber E. ROSE WATER, EDITOR. PUBLISHED EVERT MORNINO. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Eslly B (without Sunday), One Yttt H 00 any He ana Bunilsy, one Year w . Illustrated kite, una If ear l.'V rUnday Be. One Yenr W fraturaay Bee, One Year 1 0 twentieth Centu-y tirmrr, One Year. I.w DELIVERED BY CARRIER. "Dally Uee (without Sunday), per copy.. 2c anally Bee (altfiout buiion) , per wwk,.Uc lUy fee (Including ttunuay), per week.Kc Sunday Hee, per copy to fcvenlng Bee (Without Sunday), per week.loc Evening Bee (Including bunuayj, per " week 15c Complainta of Irregularities In delivery Should be adaressed to I'll Circulation -.1epartment. OFFICES. - Omaha The Bee Building. South Omahu City, liaii BJlldlng, Twenty-fifth and M streets. Council Blurts Id Pearl Street. ' Chicago 140 Cnlty Building. hew York Temple Court. ' Washington ol Fourteenth Street I - CORRESPONDENCE. , Communications relating to news and editorial matter should be addressed: i Oman Bee. editorial Department. BUSINESS LETTERS. i Business letter and remittances should i ke addressed: 'I he Bee Publishing Cum- 5, pany, omau. I " REMITTANCES. . Remit by draft, express or postal order, v payable to The Bee Publishing Company. Only 1-cent stamps accepted In payment ot ?. snail accounts, personal checks, except on fcmaha or eastern exenange, not accepted. . 'irtU BiJ PUBL18HI.su CUMfaiXK. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. State of Nebraska, Douglas County, sa.t Oeorgs jb Tuchuck, secretary uf 1'Oa Bee Publishing Company, being uuiy sworn, ays that the actual number ul full ana complete copies ef The Dally, Morning, Kvenlng ana Sunday Bee printed during the month of April, was as follows: XJHHO II ItW.BOO l K9.03O 17 20.K1O ae.sao is 110,540 ' 4 2U.B10 IS lit,BBU 1 2,6IM) 20,0.10 . U,T0 21 KU.OSU 1 jta.aiv 12 ao.BtM) .1 I VU,4UM U UV.BOU ! 1 itu.utu at ....ximuo 1 ,,....ai,460 25 at,4iO U ?:.-.1,B10 3 2H,B10 it at,4TO 27 UU.UOO 11 21,S19 Sn Vttt.SUO 14 20,60 U 20.SMU it 2U,4(M M 2U.U20 Total bHU,U4S .Lees unsold and returned copies... 1O.107 Net total rales e)ri,aJ Utt dally average KtMiXT UEOROE B. TZtiCllUCK. ' Cabscrlbed In my presence and sworn to fceiora rne this Jth day ot April, A. D. lM. (SeaL) M. B. HUNQATE, Notary Publio. For the wheat crop In this section the water cure seems to have proved enil - nently successful. ' We are assured that the Nebraska Grand Army oMhe Republic has uo de sign to set up a rival Steele trust. I The retirement of Nixon from the head tt Tammany suggests that the braves need no prophet so loug as there la no 2 Drofit When It comes to prompt and ade quate response to the call for relief for suffering, Uncle Bam leads the interna tional procession. Maclay'a book about the naval war with Spain will not be used In the Naval academy. It will not be used any where except in collections of freak book publications. ' Ail of us are awaiting In impatience eruption of the special correspond- f and magazine writers who have n surveying the field of the eruptions fi Pelee and Soufriere. , -What a fortune could be made if one could buy Nebraska railroads at the values they are returned by their man agers for assessment and sell them at tbe prices they command on the stock market Denmark will extend the option the United States has taken on Its West In dian Islands until another opportunity Is had for ratification. No danger that any other purchaser will step In to raise the bid. And now it is the Oould lines that are to be expanded Into a vast transcon tinental railway system Joining Atlantic said Pacific. The vision of an ocean to ocean railroad will not down till It ma terializes. Without professing to ability at mind reading we feel sufe in saylug that after viewing all the garden spots of Cuba., Oolouel William Jennings Bryun la still of the opinion thut Nebraska Is tbe better place to live lu. While at the business, those volcanic disturbances could stive lots of time, money and labor by cuttiug an isthmian canal through for us over night without waiting for the aid or consent of any ae la the selection of the route. . Railroad property in Omaha has paid la actual money less taxes for city pur peeea each year since the tax commis sioner system went luto effect than It did the year before the separate munici pal assessment roll was established. I ,"Yhere s the Ideal equity In this? Fifteen years ago -Nebraska's state debt amounted to less than -tOu.ooo. Today It exceeds li.OOO.OUO. In other ! ords, during the hist fifteen years the State debt has Increased at tbe rate of (100,000 a your notwithstanding tbe ex press provision of the constitution that Umlte the Indebtedness of the state to 1 100 AW. It goes without saylug that the state debt could have becu wiped Ot long ago If the railroads had beeu compelled to pay their full share of the lUte taxes. Former Governor Thomas of Colorado gvants to take the place of Senator Tel ler when tbe latter's term expires next year, hi principal arguuieut being that be professes to be a dyed-ln-tlie-wool democrat while Mr. Teller Is only a all er republican. In view ot the sacri fice made by Senator Teller In leading the bolt from the St. Louis convention, this certainly la political Ingratitude. But If the people of Colorado consult their own beat interests they will return to the senate neither Governor Thomas oor Senator Teller but some good repub lican, s RICM1XISCEX T M IStX FORMA TIOX. Coming events sometimes enst their shadows lefore. but the shadow of past events rarely ventures In front of any Nxly, not even a dark horse. The at tempt to launch gubernatorial boom for former (Jovernor Crounse Is per fectly legitimate, but the attempt of the Lincoln Journal to create a political sen sation by coupling the Crounse boom with reminiscent misinformation is a piece of inexcusable Imposture, In this gem of fiction the Journal recalls the fact that ten years ago Lorenzo Crounse held a position' of great honor and responsibility In the United States treas ury and continues: President Harrison was president and ambitious to succeed himself. Edward Rosewater was straining himself to break into the cabinet as postmaster general. He had presented a diagram of his modest am bition to President Harrison for the guid ance of that distinguished gentleman an.i official when he should come to make up bis second term cabinet. President Harrison evidently believed that It would be well to make this conces sion to Nebraska as the surest way ot keeping the state In line on the national Issues, but was not disposed to allot so Im portant a position to the state as long as Lorenio Crounse held his also Important place la the treasury. In order to gratify the ambition of Mr. Rosewater he would have to get rid of Mr. Crounse in some way. One fateful night there was a banquet of leading republicans In Omaha, given to In augurate Dr. Mercer's boom for governor. That same night Hon. E. K. Valentino arrived In Omaha to see Mr. Rosewater. It was not because the ex-congressman was particularly partial to Mr. Rosewater as a friend and fellow republican. He came as an emisBsry of the president to suggest a way to get Crounse out of the treasury. The method proposed was to nominate him for governor. Mr. Valentine had to await Mr. Rosewater's return from tbe Mercer gubernatorial boom banquet that he might lay the enterprise before him The effect was as pronounced as a work of magic. The next morning, so. runs the tradition. The Bee showed that the banquet champagne had begun to sour by announc ing in tones of unmistakable hostility that the nomination of Dr. Mercer would simply mean a "boodle campaign." That is where Dr. Mercer got It where the pullet ob structed the cleaver In the neck in con sequence of which he has never since been able to assimilate any Rosewater medicine. Probably few people have ever Imagined that Governor Crounse was nominated for governor to advance the aspirations of Mr. Rosewater to shine as a member of the cabinet. It will be readily recalled, how ever, how the name of Lorenxo Crounse was borne abroad through the state as the mod ern Moses until he was nominated. The power that controls events Is some times cruelly inconsiderate, and necessi tates a mighty bad finale to a mighty good story. It is recalled and recounted as a conspicuous example of the irony of fate that Mr. Crounse was triumphantly elected governor of Nebraska, while Benjamin Har rison's pretensions In the direction of the presidency for the second term were shat tered, and Mr. Rosewater's cinch on a cab inet position went with them. This would be mighty interesting read ing, if it were only true. As a matter of fact, Lorenzo Crounse occupied the highly honorable position of assistant secretary of the treasury, as he bad other honorable and lucrative positions previously, through the influence and ef forts exerted by The Bee and its editor. It is true that Benjamin Harrison was president ten years ago, but nobody ever solicited or suggested to him that Ed ward Rosewater be made a member of his cabinet Rosewater never bad any aspirations to be In Harrison's cabinet, McKlnley's cabinet nor any presiden tial cabinet Rosewater did not strain himself to break Into the cabinet lie was at that time chained to bis post as editor of the paper be bad established and which he desired above all things to make a heritage for his children. The truth Is that Rosewater regarded Crounse as tbe only available man who, as the standard bearer of the republican party, could match Van Wyck, and the first . suggestion, Inviting Crounse to head the ticket, came from Rosewater. The assertion that E. K. Valentine was dispatched to Nebraska as special envoy from President Harrison is too absurd even to pass muster at a camp- fire meeting. There was no necessity for sending Valentine or any one else to communicate with Rosewater, who had talked the program over fully with Judge Crounse, and had his assurance mat ne would accept tne nomination if It came without any effort on his part The story about the Mercer boom is equally stupid, it not idiotic. The Irony of fate defeated Benjamin Harrison for president while Lorenzo Crounse was elected governor of Ne braska, and tbe Irony of fate Jbflt made Tom Majors lieutenant governor kept Crounse out of the senate. That part of It at least Is historic. The political resurrectionists ought to keep within the narrow limits of truth. IXTEltXATlOXAL VOVRTKSltS. The very earnest desire manifested by foreign governments to cultivate the friendship of the United States is pleas ing to Americans. It appeals to their pride and patriotism as beiug an ac knowledgment thut this nation has be come a power which it behooves the strongest goverumenU to respect and whose friendship is indispensable In the conduct of world affairs. Uf course this republic has long bad the respect of other nations, which could not but recog nize Its growing strength and Influence, but the expression of this respect and of the desire for International amity has never before beeu so profuse and ardent as at present. The finest compliments are bestowed upon tbe United States government and people and tbe leading powers seem to be vlelug with each other to make this country feel thut Its friendship ami good will are particu larly wanted. This is uot the result of auy sieclal efforts on our part to win foreign friend ship. We have steadily pursued our traditional policy In dealing with Euro pean government. We have no alliance with any of them, we have accorded no special favors to any of them, nor have we asked any consideration from them that we were not fully entitled to. When we vyej-e engaged in a foreign, war we demanded? ojly that they should let us aloue and wehave fept aloof from all their controversies. We have in listed .ufion having our rights recog nlz.ed and our Interests protected every where and In order that this might be done have demanded concessions of the European governments. We have gone on firmly asserting the Monroe doctrine and wherever occasion seemed to require It have warned the European govern ments that they would not be permitted to violate that dextrine. We have shaped our foreign policies without fear and favor, treating all foreign govern ments with equal fairness and Justice. There has been no special courting of amity on our parf, but a straightforward and honorable course at all times and In all circumstances, -nod doubtless this has bad more to do than our success In war and our great development In financial and commercial power In win ning the respect of other nations. Our diplomacy has been open and clear, our dealings with other nations honest and siuecre. Therefore we have their con fidence and shall retain tt so long as we continue In the upright and honorable course that has so far been pursued. The American people, however pleased and gratified they may be with these expressions of European friendship, will not permit themselves to be drawn thereby Into any departure from the traditional principles of the republic. We shall have no favorite among the old-woild powers, but will treat all with equal fairness and Justice. AMBASSADOR PA CXCEFOTE. The death of Lord Pauncefote removes from the diplomatic service of Great Britain one of Its ablest and most dis tinguished representatives, who during the years that he had been occredited to the United States as minister and ambassador faithfully and ably served bis government and was esteemed by our government as a high-minded and honorable diplomatist Since Lord Pauncefote came to this country, In 18S0, a number of important questions have been In controversy between Great Britain and the United States, in the consideration of which he had always shown a conciliatory spirit It Is said that he regarded the negotiation of the convention which disposed of the Ques tions growing out of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty as the greatest accomplishment of his diplomatic career and so un doubtedly it was. It was very largely due to the Influence of Pauncefote thut the British government was Induced to accept the treaty and the British public was persuaded that it was best for the government to do so. Secretary Hay says of Lord Paunce fote that "he was a good friend of ours." There Is no doubt of this. He could have had other posts, but he liked the United States and its people and de sired to remain here. While strictly observing all the social obligations of his position, Lord Pauncefote did not obtrude himself upon public attention and was little known outside of diplo matic and official circles In Washing ton, where, however, he was very popu lar, and highly esteemed for his per sonal qualities. OCR COMMKRCIA L POSITION. Will the United States retain tbe com manding position in tbe world's com merce which it has reached? The ques tion is answered in the affirmative by Mr. O. P. Austin, chief of the bureau of statistics, who points out that the United States is the world's largest pro ducer of the chief requirements of man food, clothing, heat light and manu factures. This country produces more foodstuffs than any other, it produces more than three-fourths of the world's supply of cotton, it leads In the produc tion of coal and petroleum, while in manufactures the United States 1b also the world's largest producer, the value of our manufactures being nearly double that of the United Kingdom and nearly equal to that of France, Ger many and Russia combined. Our power of production not only shows no signs of abatement but It is reasonable to expect that the develop ment of science and Invention and the application of American energy will still further reduce the cost of produc tion and transportation. In the opinion of Mr. Austin, this high standing of tbe United States as an exporting nation will be welcomed by the commercial world rather than antagonized, as has been Intimated and feared in certain quarters. He thinks the suggestions of the exclusion of American products of the field and factory not likely to be realized. The commercial world buys the products of our fields and factories because it requires them for dally use and because It can obtain them more readily and cheaply from this country than from any other part of the world. Refusal of Europe tc purchase from the United States any of the great arti cles of which we furnish ao large s proportion of the world's supply would be to cause an advance in the price of those articles Lu other parts of the world. As this country supplies one fifth of tbe wheat entering into interna tional commerce, three-fourths of the cotton, practically all of the corn and a large proportion of the meat supplies of Europe, it can readily be understood what the effect would be of eliminating our production of these articles from the world's supply. Hence it is to be expected that the demand for these nat ural products will coutluue Indefinitely, while we should be able to at least re tain for our manufactures the markets that have been acquired. lu respect, however, to manufactures, a more vigorous competition in the fu ture is to be looked for. The manufac turing countries will improve tbeii methods, shaping them as nearly as pos sible to the American system, and when this is accouipllshod we shall uot find it so easy to invade their markets and capture their trade. It is also quite possible that some of those countries will endeavor to better protect them selves, through tariff discrimination, from the competition of our manufac tures, unless we shall make more lib eral trade arrangements with them. This is what Mclviuley had In mind when be said that "We must not rcDoss la fan cled security that we can forever sell everything and buy little or nothing." The commanding commercial position of the United States seems secure, but In order to retain and strengthen It a brood and enlightened iollcy In regard to our trade relations Is necessary. NEBRASKA a FHKKDOM FROM CRIME. According to rsfurns compiled by the state labor bureau, only 175 prisoners are confined In county Jails, while In forty-five counties the Jails are unoccu pied for lack" of Inmates. Keeping tn view the fact that' Nebraska is a com monwealth of nearly 1.100,000 popula tion, this Is a most remarkable exhibit, arguing In strongest possible terms for the good behavior and law-abiding character of its people. Add to this the fact that the state penitentiary con tains today fewer convicts than It did when the population was a third again smaller, and thetgh rank taken by our state lu point of freedom from crime and criminals Is still more forcibly emphasized. What this gratifying condition meaus for Nebraska Is seen when the benefits are computed. Jails are always costly luxuries and Jails full of prisoners most expensive. But twelve of the ninety Nebraska counties have not yet felt It necessary to erect any Jail at all, while in most of the remaining counties the Jailers are working at less than hulf time. Absence of the criminal element means relief from expensive criminal prosecutions and expensive custody of criminals, both before and after convic tion. " It means that the great mass of the people are honest and industrious producers, while the proportion living by preying upon the others is reduced to the minimum. A great state almost entirely freed from the heavy drag of crime cannot fall to go forward with steady stride. RtBATE OR RKClPROCUr. Senator Spooner Is reported to be preparing a substitute for the Cuban bill, proposing to pay to the govern ment of Cuba 23 per cent of the duties collected on Cuban products, as was done with Torto Rico, Cuba In return to make a 25 per cent reduction on products coming from the United States. It Is said that Senator Allison and some others look favorably upon this plan, which was suggested early ' in the discussion of proposed reciprocity with Cuba. Tbe plan was unfavorably regarded by the house republican lead ers, chiefly on the ground that there is no constitutional authority for such a course, and It Is not improbable that a like view will prevail in the senate. The rebate on imports from Forto Rico is obviously not a precedent for the reason that that Island was United States territory, while Cuba is foreign territory. If there is no constitutional obstacle to a rebate, however, there is no doubt that it Is preferable to a direct tariff reduction, as provided for In the house bIH now in the senate. As heretofore pointed out It would afford relief both to tbe government and the people of Cuba, make certain that Cuba and her people alone would be the beneficiaries, secure reciprocal trade concessions from the Cuban government and dis charge every obligation assumed by this country toward the island. A rebate would not injure or dis courage any domestic Industry or pre vent its further development as It is reasonably believed a reduction in tbe tariff would do. It would plage in the hands of the Cuban government an an nual Income of several millions of dol lars, the expenditure et which In public improvements and the support of schools would be of great benefit to the Cuban people as whole, whereas a tariff concession of 20 or 23 per cent would be an advantage mainly to the sugar and tobacco growers and of little if any benefit to the masses of the people. It is argued against a rebate that we have no responsibility for the finances of tbe Cuban republic, whose government can raise whatever revenue it needs by taxation, therefore there la no necessity for our voting money to that government Our obligations, It Is urged, are to tbe people of Cuba who are mainly dependent upon the markets of the United States for their sugar and tobacco. Grant this and still It Is to be said that more of the people of Cuba would undoubtedly be benefited by turning over several millions of dol lars annually to the government of the Island than by the proposed reciprocity plan. It will probably be several weeks be fore the Cuban bill Is taken up in tbe senate and ita fate In that body Is un certain. It Is intimated that a filibus ter will be Inaugurated to prevent a vote on the measure, but It Is doubtful if the opposition will take this course. In the meantime something may be done by the Cuban government looking to reciprocity negotiations. In a paper read before tbe Illinois Bute Medical society lust week one of the most promlneut members of the pro fession renewed the plea for a mor liberal view of the relationship betweea Uie practitioner and the press as tn bridge between medical science and thr public. Tbe speaker asked tbe pointed question: "Is it not a wrong applica tion of a correct 1 principle when we make it unethical for a physician to discuss medical topics in tbe secular yress or cast suspicion upon hlin be cause bis name happens to appear in a uewspaper column:" But answering, be says: We deprecate the Ignorance and du plicity ot the public in being fleeced by quacks, dosing themselves with useless and injurious patent nostrums, and rallying to the support of Irrational medical fads. Ws complain of tha secular press for Inserting patent medicine and quack advertisements, for giving publicity to medical fads, for which they receive pay, and then refuse to avail themselves of this same agency for tha dissemination of tha truth, with out picney and without price, because ot an unreasonabla prejudice. This is the same old story to which Tha Be has often called attention. It Is unethical and suspicions according to the medical code for a physician to ad vertise In the newspapers and pey for his advertising, but If he can work his name Into a published account of sn ac cident -or noted case of Illness, "without money snd without price," the breach of the code will be overlooked. The un ethical offense In s word lies not lu re sortlug to newspaper advertising, but In paying for It as for other things of value. In a footnote to bis new book, Her bert Spencer, apropos of the repeated excuse offered by the British that the Boers commenced the war, Informs his readers that "In the far west of the United States where every mau curries his life In his haud and the usages of fighting are well understood, It Is held that he Is the aggressor who first moves his hand toward his weapon." The great English philosopher must have been rereading some ancient yellowback literature portraying the Imaginary at tractions of the 4 mining camp aud concluded that the picture holds good today. We fear his westward Journey would never end If he should set out to find "the far west of the United States," that conforms to his citation. The fatal termination of a "glove con test" In Boston might be takeu us an object lesson for some of the over enthuslustlc devotees of the manly art In this vicinity. Prize fighting Is a dan gerous recreation, no matter under what polite name it may be disguised. A Soot hi nH Poultice. Saturday Evening Post. When In doubt try to calculate how much greater the other fellow's troubles are tbau your own. Old Theory Blown I p. Philadelphia Record. One ot the very few who escaped death in St. . Pierre was a man condemned for murder, who was awaiting execution in a oubterranean prison cell. So much for the bigotry that has attributed this dreadful calamity to a Judgment for sin. But per haps this man was lnnoceut. Mortal Peril of Flylna;. Portland Oregonlan. "It ain't such a thundering sight of fun when you come to light," was Darius Green's only objection to flying, and the pertinence ot the observation has never been surpassed even in these days of air ships. The one unconquerable thing that stands In the way of aerial navigation is the mortal peril of the occasional accident. Give the Child a Chance. Chicago Post. It Is proposed to have the age limit of pupils in our public schools changed from I to I years. The next suggestion will probably be that the children be permitted to be born In school. Is a child to have no time to be a child? Is Its formal education everything. The real trouble Is that most children are sent to the public schools too soon. Cuba's Grand Start. Philadelphia Record. Probably no republic ever started under such favorable conditions as those which the United State . created for Cuba. Two years ago an attempt to establish an In dependent Cuban government would have been obstructed by ambitious demagogues, with a following of reckless Jayhawkers. Thanks to the scrupulous and Intelligent labors of America's representatives on tho Island, President Palma has entered upon bis duties free from party opposition. Valme of the lasday Rest. Duluth Herald. An Important contribution to scientific data bearing on the necessity of Sunday rest from labor has been made by a Penn sylvania railroad official. He selected two groups of laborers from the working force of a certain freight house controlled by his road. He measured tha working capacity of each group In terms of tons handled dally for a week. On Sunday one group rested; the other worked as usual. On the following Monday the men who had been continuously at service showed a decrease of 10 per cent in efficiency as compared with the previous Monday, and each day after their comparative delinquency became greater. The men who had their Sunday reaplte, on the other hand, were as valua ble to the company the second week as the first A PREACHMENT ON LILACS. . Some Reflections on Plower Whoso Season la On. Boston Transcript. One of the most delightful among tbe flower festivals of the year Is that of the lilac; it is also one of the earliest. This old favorite, beloved of our grandmothers, has not only lost none of Its ancient charm, but In these latter days develops from time to time new abilities to delCght, as hitherto little known species are brought forward and new varieties are produced by the hybridizers. The old limits of its flowering period have also been very greatly ex tended by the same means. No other flower ing shrub except the rose is such a univer sal favorite and Ilea so near to our hearts; It is the flower of rich and poor alike, for It grows stoutly everywhere with only the least encouragement, and is so thoroughly hardy that even In the most sever sea sons when many other of our most reliable plants have succumbed to the rigors of our northern winter, It never falls to cover Itself In tb flowering season with loads ot fragrant bloom. Though probably of Oriental origin the lilac has had a long history In Europe. The eminent botanist, Franchet, In an article quoted at length In Garden and Forest from tbe Revue Hortlcole, says It was brought into western Europe about tha middle of the fifteenth century. Pierre Belon, the inter esting old French naturalist, saw It about 1548 In the gardens of Constantinople; the first exact Information, however, dates from 1566, when an excellent figure of the plant under tbe name of lilac appeared In Mat tiolus' "Commentaries of DloBcorldes. which was mad from a painting brought from Constantinople by Busbeoq. the am bassador of Ferdinand I, who lived several years In that city. Busbecq Is generally supposed to have Introduced the lilac Into Europe, probably first into Italy. Mattlo lus, who bad not seen tb living plant when tha first edition of his commentaries was published, relates In a later on that be had received before 1570 flowering and fruiting branches from the Botanical gar den of Padua. Tbe lilac soon thereafter became popular la western and central Europe, and is spoken of In 1601 as common In the gardens ot Belgium and Germany, appearing at the same Mm under tha same nam In the neighborhood of Parts, though twenty years later It Is called la Morln's catalogue Slriaga Corruela Lusltaala. It Is generally supposed that the lilao la of Asiatic origin, and though found growing naturally la tie Daaublaa region and claimed by torn as aa indigenous growth tber. this aems to be doubted by som careful botanists. - BLASTS FROM RAM'S HORN. If you dwarf the boy you cannot develop the man. Practice builds on the plans laid down by principle. To put out another's sun will not Increase your own. The steeple will last no longer than the foundation. An Iceberg In the pulpit cannot kindle a firs In the pews. God's estimate of us will not be Influenced by our advertising. The Christian who borrows religion will never have any to return. It la safer to throw back the switch than to pray God to save the train. Satan batted his first pitfall with an ap ple, hla chief bait now Is gold. PKRSOXAI. AXD OTHERWISE. People In the west have no kick coming on tb water cure. According to a Chicago court the French author of "Cyrano de Bergerac" loses his case by a nose. Cincinnati and its environ received and shed a shocking deluge ot water the other day. The operation was extremely painful Since Mrs. Hetty Green discarded her handbag public curiosity as to where she carries bcr pistol haa reached sn acute phase. Russell Sage has had the rent of his home advanced 60 per cent and gave up gracefully. The landlord who did the Job deserves a place among the Immortals. Rhode Island has raised the legal limit of residence for divorce to two years. Lit tie Rhody cherishes the notion that time In large doses ha a soothing effect on hot blood.. Seventeen-year locusts have started a musical soiree In Pennsylvania. As a trouble brewer the Keystone state threat en to yank the laurels from the brow of Kansas. An eminent scientific, authority declares that the people of Mara ars looking at New York City. This lends a shade of. truth to the assertions of moralists that the town "smells to heaven." Sir Robert Ball says that the reports of the eruption of Krakatoa In 1883 were heard 8,000 miles. This happened a few years before golf suits made their appear ance on the western hemisphere. People who have struggled to assimilate some of the freakish names of our Oriental possessions can take a day off and wrap their vocal chords around a Massachusetts sugar plum. Lake Chaubunagungamaug, which nestles In the foothills of Askne bunglt. Judge C. C. Goodwin of Salt Lake, formerly editor of the Salt Lake Tribune, has again donned the harness and launched the Goodwin Weekly, modeled after J. Ster ling Morton's Conservative. The people of the west, with whom the Judge has camped since Comstock days, will welcome his return to the profession he has long honored and adorned. YOUNG MAN'S FANCY. Seasonable Remark on the Custom ary Joke on Gradaatlon. Saturday Evening Post. The school graduation essay is at our doors. Worse than this, the joke of the newspaper humorist concerning tbe school graduation essay la already beginning to be sounded. The burden of the humorist's complaint Is that the young men and women in their essays attack problems which are beyond them. . True. Rut it Is well to attack problems which are beyond us. Aim. high, ays the seer. Hitch your wagon to a star, says tbe other seer. The graduating young man who writes of the Mystery ot Human Existence need not be made the subject of ridicule, even though he may not entirely clear up the mystery. Would the humorist have him write on Truck Farming as a Money-Making Investment? Return, Oh hu morist, to your plumbera-blll pleasantry and your lost-umbrella Joke. The world is too much with us; getting and spending we lay waste our powers. To the thoughtful observer the tubject chosen by the young manjaving the High school or academy seem ot much less im portance than the way he handles It. If he puts his thoughts In good English, and delivers them clearly and frankly, let us not Inquire too closely as to tbe newness or the strict value of the Ideas. . He standa a better chance after he leaves school of acquiring Ideas of worth than he will of picking up a flexible command of his mother tongue. ST ALL THIS WEEK on Notice These Prices. Every Pair as Advertised. $6.00 Men's and Women's Patent Leathers, Vici Kids, Box Calf, all new styles and shapes $5.00 Men's and Women's shoes in all leathers, haud welts and turns, all j HOW DUttjJCD, gj an $4.00 Men's and Women's gO 8-t - $3. 50 Men's and women's $3.00 Men's and Women's go at $2.50 Misses' shoes in Patent Leathers, Vici Kid, in - eluding all of Jenness Miller goods 137 itii ai , J2.00 Mioses' and Children's entire line goes at Don't fail to take advantage of this opportunity NOW. A few more weeks winds op this sale and store. ...AVE QUIT The Rochester Shoe Go. 1515 Douglas Street. SECULAR SHOTS AT TUB rUMMT. Fomerville Journal: The New Jersey minister who says that all the women will go to heaven and all tbe men to the other place Is a man. Isn't heT St. Louis Globe-Kemncrat: Notwith standing the troubles In China and the kid naping of Miss Stone, the Presbyterian Board of Missions collected more money last year than ever before St. Louis Tost: The opinion of a clergy man that the earthquake are the death throes of satan Is encouraging. It Is to be regretted, however, that the old rebel has been ro long dying. Earthquakes have been known for thousands of years. Washington Post: We all along felt that the Southern Methodists would effect soma arrangement with their conscience which would enable them to accept the money which was secured from the government by the aid ot professional lobbyist- and rather worldly methods. Baltimore American: The death of the young theological student who was refused a license to preach because he cast doubt on the authenticity of Adam and Eve, and who was said to have had his end hastened by worry In consequence, shows that the capacity of our first parents for trouble making was not burled with them. Boston Transcript: It Is made a matter of news that two pews In on of the most fashionable and wealthy Washington churches were recently sold for 82,750 and 81.600, respectively. When we compare thi with the 875.000 paid for a sest In the New York Stock exchange It shows where the most people are looking for their treasure. Chicago Chronicle: Is there any fabrica tion so silly that it will not be believed by someone? Here we have a clergyman ot Pontiac, III., assuring tbe Presbyterian gen eral assembly that Chicago saloon keepers maintain a sort ot alcoholic kindergarten where children are fed "doctored" randy so that they may acquire a taste for liquor. What must be the Intelligence ot a man who will credit such a story and who will assume responsibility for It by retailing It before a distinguished gathering? DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES. Detroit Free Press: R. V. Wrlght-They say Miss Antique has a past. Mies Cutting Yes, but she denies about fifteen years of It. Brooklyn Life: He It seems strange I should be so much In love with you, when three weeks bro we hadn't met. She Oh, it olten happens that way. Philadelphia Press: Mother How often 'have I told you not to allow that young man to kiss your Daughter I don't know, ma, but cer tainly not as often as he 1ms klxstH me. Somervllle Journal: Kate Jack kissed her last night. Laura She does, dues she? miuit have asked him to. Dolly says Well, she. Chicago Post: "1 want yotlr daughter," said th young man aggressively. The old man was shrewd. "Have you got her?'' he asked. . "I have." "Then take her." Washington Star: "Suppose I were an absolutely perfect woman, she remarked sharply. "Do you know what you'd do then?" "No," answered her husband. "What?" "You'd growl because you bad nothing to growl about." Philadelphia Catholic 8tandard: "Want to marry my daughter, eh?" said the old gentleman. "Ain't you the fellow that was talkln' of goln' on the stage?" "Well. yes. I did think of appearing be fore the footlights if" "Young man." said the old gentlemnn, rising menacingly, "you'd better start dis appearln' before the foot lights." Detroit Free Press: Mr. Mack If I finl sn eligible younsr man what shall I te.l him about you. Miss Amy? Miss Amy Oh, tell him I'm very accom plished and agreeable tell him yoj saw me running a lawn mower. MAY AND JUNE. Bliss Carmen In Smart Set.' I. May comes, day comes. One who was away comes; All the earth Is glad again, Kind and fair to me. May comes, day comes. One who was away comes: Set his place at hearth and board Aa they used to be. May comes, day comes. One who was away comes; Higher are the hills of borne. Bluer is the eta. II.' June comes, and the moon comes Out of the curving sea. Like a frail golden bubble. To hang in the lilac tree. June comes, and a croon comes, l'p from the old gray sea. But not the longed-for footstep And the voice at the door for me. 3Rn hi the 3.30 shoes 2.20 shoes 1 Q 3 shoes 1.65 shoes, . 1.10 BUSINESS, lias. OTEK OUT M i : --.1: .