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. (Seal.) M. B. HUNOATK.
; When It come to breaking records
King Corn proposes to be In at the
It takes the old settlers' picnic to dis
close how prolific of old settlers a young
Ute like Nebraska can be.
Never worry. The Omaha base ball
team will be back goon, to give the local
jXans a chance to show how they feel
bout It -
The next time the Board of Review
neets to assess Omaha corporations It
jiwlll know Just what the street railway
franchise la worth, based on Its selling
; The crown prince of Germany may
sot marry an American girl, but that is
o reason why any American girl should
be downcast Every American .girl la
a queen In ber own right.
If the railroad tax bureau Is not wus
aled pretty soon It will succeed admir
ably In arraying the farmers and wage
.workers once more against the bankers
and money loanera generally.
The dispatches say that the Elks have
left Bait Lake City. The inhabitants
i.win doubtless be duly thankful that
the city Is left to them, in addition to
the memory of a hot old time.
Jim Hill insists that be will put into
.fleet his promised reduction In grain
rates on his northwestern roads within
a week. It la noticeable that the re
duction of grain rates for the benefit of
the farmers is not yet contagious on the
For the 'ateenth time Colonel William
J. Bryan declares publicly that he Is
not a candidate for the democratic
nomination for the presidency in 1904.
It an enlisting officer should be sent out
to enforce a draft however, he wants it
known that he will not hide behind the
If Mr. Mercer and his fool friends
Imagine that The Bee will slacken its
fire and desist in its opposition to his
renomlnatlon because the democrats
Lave been Induced to nominate an of
tensive partisan, they will presently dis
cover that they are very much mis
Cuba la moving for admission to mem
ersbip In the Universal Postal union.
pWltn the taste of good postal service
they got under American administra
tion, the Cubans are not to be expected
to put up with anything like what they
bad to submit to when Spain ran their
poatofllces for them.
The latest agricultural Implement
trust has been formed with the avowed
purpose to protect the American farmer
from paying higher prices for farm
machinery by reason of the Increase in
'.wages and cost of materials. It is
doubtful, however, whether the Ainert
can farmer will appreciate the beuevo
Straws that ludlcate material progress
In the direction of a meat puckers' -com
blue seem to be visible at several points
yt the couupass,dehpIte repeated affirm
tloua of complete lguorauce by men
supposed to know what Is going ou. If
the consolidation of packing house in
teresta is to come, we might as well pre-
.pare to face it now as later. "
An architect la to be sent afl the way
from thla country to China, presumably
to make sure that the plans for the
Hew home of the American embassy at
I'ekln are properly drawn and executed,
but more likely to see to it that the
cyclone cellar la scientlncaily located to
be of ready service next time the Boxers
lay ale ge to the foreign ministers.
VVKBDUiya TBEIB JOB.
When the - allied railroad placed
f.tO.Onn at the disposal of the tax bureau
for the purpose of disseminating mis
information among the people of Ne
braska concerning taxation In general
and railroad taxation In particular, It
was expected that the tax agents would
try hard to outdo themselves. In this
Instance, however, the truth of the old
adage that "you ran fool some of the
people some of the time, but you can't
fool all of the people all of the time," Is
again forcibly exemplified by the four
InteKt bulletins, which, instead of en
lightening the people, in reality try to
make "confusion worse confounded."
Taking as their text the census re
ports for 190d relative to the condition
of manufactures in Nebraska, the'rall-
rond tax agents build up a pyramid of
meaningless figures for the purpose 4f
proving that the manufacturers of Is'e-
braka pay only 1.2 per cent of their
net earnings for taxation, while the
railroads are taxed 10 per cent of their
net earnings. While this comparison
of net profits is positively irrelevant
and immaterial to the Issue, the figures
bear on their face the stamp of fiction
and false deduction.
Every school boy knows that taxation
In Nebraska is not assessed against In
come, but on property value, and It
would not matter a scintilla whether the
mills, factories and packing houses of
Nebraska earned billions and trillions
for their owners, or whether they were
idle or running at a loss. The taxes
are levied not on the profits of the mill
and factory, but upon the packing house.
the mill, the factory and the plant.
Millions of bushels of wheat or corn
pass through a grain elevator, but the
owner of the elevator pays taxes only
on value of the structure and machinery.
To compare the profits of factories
and mills with railroad earnings would
be about as rational as would be to tax
the railroads on the value of all the
merchandise and products they trans
port A sample brick of the confound
ing tax bureau figures is reported In
their estimate of the earnings of news
papers In this state. According to
bulletin No. 42, the value of the prod
uct of the newspapers In Nebraska In
1000 was $2,553,051, the cost of produc
tion $1,871,549 and the net profit $081,
502. With such a showing the tax
agents figure that Nebraska newspapers
are paying only 1.4 per cent of their net
profits for the maintenance of state,
county and municipal government As
a matter of fact a high estimate of the
value of the products of all the news
papers of Nebraska in 1900, exclusive
of job work, does not exceed f L500.000,
and. their aggregate net profits. Instead
of being $081,502, have scarcely reached
$100,000 111 aujr viicr C. Lie luot tuiCO
The last double-shotted volley fired by
the railroad commando is directed at the
Nebraska bankers and money lenders.
According to the tax bureaucrats, the
Nebraska bankers are the worst tax
shirkers of them all. With a capital
and surplus of more than $22,000,000
and deposits of over $76,000,000, the
bankers are .charged with returning
pnly 4 per cent of their capital for taxa
tion, and with being taxed on an I in
finitesimal - fraction of 1 pet cent on
their credits. To make it more specific.
tne bureau nas ngurea it out mat tne
banks pay 2.2 per cent of their net earn
ings In taxes, while the railroads pay
1.0 per cent of their net earnings for
Without attempting to analyze the
calculation by which this conclusion is
reached, it should be noted that a
large percentage of the bank deposits
consist of public money deposited by
state, county and municipal treasurers,
postmasters, customs officers, paymas
ters, etc., that are by law exempt from
taxation. Much of the capital of the
banks Is also in the form of national
bonds, that are not taxable. But If
the startling figures of the tax bureau
were absolutely correct, how wonld that
fact justify the state board in refusing
to add the value of the railroad fran
chises to the value of the tangible prop
erty in making tholr assessment?
The natural inference to be drawn
from the latest railroad bulletins Is that
the dust throwers and fog distributers
are trying to frighten the bankers and
manufacturers into making common
cause with the railroads against equi
table taxation, but we apprehend their
bombshell will prove a boomerang.
UCB fUAXClAL MiXPASSWy.
The proposition to make New York the
distributing point the open market for
an entire issue of Russian government
bonds, amounting to hundreds of mil
lions of dollars, is strikingly suggestive
of the financial expansion of the United
States. It is an acknowledgment by
one of the most powerful nations In the
world of American pre-eminence, or at
least equality, as. a financial power. . It
will probably be followed by the plac
ing upon the list of securities permis
sible to be traded in upon the New
York Stock exchange the obligations of
This will tend, says the New York
correspondent of the Philadelphia Press,
to confirm the view of those who bave
held for some time that the specula
tive and Investment markets of the
United States are speedily to be the
theater of very Impressive changes.
Heretofore the railway securities domi
nated, at times to the exclusion of every
other security, these markets. The rail
ways themselves are undergoing some
marvelous transformations as to own
ership and as to financial characteristics
and their future relations to the stock
market cannot be foreseen with abso
lute certainty. The most Important fact
disclosed in connection with the Rus
sian bonds Is that New York Is be com
ing, If it Is not already, the financial
center of, the world. The dally bank
clearings and the enormous financial
transactions at that city show that more
business Is now being done there than
In I-nndnn and there anneara tn ha na
reason to doubt that this position will
I be maintained. There are of course
THU OMAHA DAILY 31EF: SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 1002.
ome who take a pessimistic view of
the matter and profess apprehension
that our financial expansion has been
too rapid and that there Is danger of
a sudden reaction, but generally the
feeling Is that of confidence. At all
events, the United States Is now In the
front rank If not at the bead of the
money powers and Is exerting a mrnt
potent Influence In the nnaucial world.
LOOK TO THE LEGISLATURE.
The legislature of 1903 will be the
most Important body that has been
called upon to enact laws for the people
of Nebraska within a quarter of a cen
tury. The two previous legislatures
were torn up and distracted by sena
torial contests, that continued prac
tically during the entire session. The
coming legislature will deal simply
with issues that have no political sig
nificance, but concern all of the peo
ple, regardless of politics.
The moat Important duty of the next
legislature will be the submission of
much-needed constitutional amendments
and the revision of our revenue laws.
On those Issues no political lines can le
drawn, and every candidate for the
legislature should be compelled to pub
licly declare himself. The people of
Nebraska have a right to demand
pledges from every candidate for the
legislature for specific reforms In our
system of assessment and taxation.
Costly experience baa taught the people
that glittering generalities and platform
platitudes cannot be depended upon to
remedy flagrant abuses.
The taxpayers of Nebraska have paid
dearly for gross negligence and down
right corruption of shifty and venal
lawmakers who allow themselves to
be manipulated by corporation lobbies
and Jobbers. The people have "been
fooled too many times to allow them
selves to be fooled again. They need
not only able, broad-minded men in the
legislature, but men of known integrity
and honor, who will not barter away
the people's rights for a mess of pottage
or a railroad pass.
The people want men not only to hold
up their hands and pledge their sacred
honor, but also to sign a pledge that
they will vote and work for a law that
will prohibit any state officer from so
liciting or accepting corporation bribes
in the shape of palace car junkets from
Lincoln to Denver, California or Mexico
tinder any pretext but will make ap
propriation of a reasonable sum to re
pay state officers money expended for
legitimate expenses while traveling on
The people of Nebraska bave a right
to exact a pledge from every candidate
for the legislature that he will work for
and support a bill to -"prohibit members
of the legislature from soliciting or ac
cepting free transportation, telegraph
and telephone franks or any other com
plimentary gift from any railroad cor
poration, telegraph, telephone, express
or palace car company for himself, his
family or any of his friends.
The people bave a right to demand
that every candidate for the coming
legislature shall pledge- himself open
and above board to vote for and support
a bill to tax express companies and
other public carriers enjoying valuable
franchises which pay taxes in every
other state except Nebraska.
The people of Nebraska have a right to,
demand that every candidate for the
legislature be pledged to support and
vote for a bill to remedy any defects
that may be found in the revenue laws
that prevent a Just distribution of the
public burdens, not only In state and
county taxes, but also in municipal tax
ation, and every candidate who declines
to make these pledges should be given
to understand that he will forfeit any
claim he may bave on the support of the
people by reason of party affiliation.
The next legislature should represent
the people. It should enac laws for
all classes of citizens and property own
ers without favoritism or discrimination.
BVLTltm THE BEORO PROBLEM.
The policy declared by the recent
negro convention at Atlanta Is practical
and sound and If faithfully followed
will go far toward solving the problem
confronting the colored race. It con
templates the uplifting of the negro
through education and labor. The reso
lutions adopted say among other things:
"To promote our material interests and
Increase out opportunities for a liveli
hood wev earnestly recommend to our
people through he country that they
teach their children the dignity and
value of manual labor and give them an
industrial education which will enable
them to enter the world's industries
with as much knowledge, skill and dex
terity aa members of other races pos
sess. To secure competent men and
women to leud the race in its struggle
upward, we must encourage1 the higher
education of our boys and girls."
This is wise counsel, pointing the only
way in which the colored race can
achieve the place which its more sa
gacious leaders are seeking for K. The
race has made progress. The experience
of the Institutions devoted to the educa
tion of the negro shows that It la pos
sible to instill the American idea of the
dignity of labor and the value of thrift
and forehandednesa Into at least se
lected specimens of the colored race. It
has shown this so conclusively that
other solutions of the negro problem are
falling Into the background. While the
material growth of the race baa not
been as marked as the numerical In
crease, yet the results are encouraging,
Many negroea are property owners and
successful business men and as was said
at the Atlanta convention they raise
more cotton undxr freedom than under
The foremost leader of the colored
race, Booker Washington, haa for years
told them that theirs la an industrial
and not a social nor a political problem.
On an Industrial basis there Is a pos
sibility of adjusting both ' races to
it in ' the course of time. If the
ra thronyhont th cotsntry and es
pecially In the southern states can be
taught to take the view of Booker
Waahlnjrton and adopt the course rec
ommended by the Atlanta convention,
the result will be a great Improvement
In their material condition and their
betterment In other respects.
VEPEKDESL'B VPuX AXIMCA.
The dependence of the United King
dom upon other countries and princi
pally the United' States, Is shown In
the Ftatlstlcs of Its Imports Just com
piled by- the chief of the division of
foreign markets in the Department of
Agriculture. It appears from these that
the United Kingdom imported in 1900
agricultural products valued at $1,578,
000,000, about one-third of which was
supplied by this country. But while
the United States exports to that coun
try enormous food supplies, selling there
more than half of the surplus produc
tion of American farms, there seems
to be opportunity for Increasing the
trade In some directions.
The report shows that we have the
bulk of the trade in lard, bams, tobacco,
wheat flour, fresh beef, raw cotton, cat
tle, canned corn and bacou, but send
scarcely any butter, eggs or potatoes,
articles that the United Kingdom Im
ports to the extent of many millions of
dollars annually. The chief of the di
vision of foreign markets predicts that
the greatest future in the development
of trade In the British market may be
expected In perishable products, expor
tation of which Is made possible by
modern transportation methods. He re
marks that while other countries are the
chief contributors of luxuries, the
United States is the source from which
the British people procure In large meas
ure the staple fond products that are
absolutely necessary to the maintenance
of life. This causes the dependence of
the United Kingdom on American
sources of supply.
This dependence is not likely to be
less in the future, so that it will con
tinue to be a very powerful Influence
for the maintenance of friendly rela
tions between the two countries. The
mutual interests of Great Britain and
the United States are so great that
neither will easily be induced to do
anything to seriously impair interna
tional friendship. The people of the
United Kingdom must have our food
stuffs. Nowhere else can they obtain
a sufficient supply of these. We, on
the other hand, want to retain this large
trade, amounting annually to more than
$500,000,000, and if possible Increase it
As by far the best customer for our
agricultural products there is the most
substantial reason why this country
should be disposed to cultivate the
friendliest relations with Great Britain.
The necessity of importing the greater
part of Its foodstuffs makes it most lm-
yivbabie ihit the United Kingdom will
permanently maintain the tax on grain.
Thut policy, forced by heavy war ex
penditures, Is exceedingly unpopular
and there Is no doubt It will be aban
doned just as soon as it is found prac
ticable to do so. Popular hostility, to
it has already been shown In Parlia
mentary elections and Is certain to be
come' more general and pronounced.
The United States bas no trade more
secure against tariffs or any . form of
discrimination than that with the
United Kingdom and there is good rea
son to expect that it will continue to
Chicago authorities are starting a
campaign against the use of colored net
ting over baskets containing fruit, on
the pretense that the colored covering
Is a cloak to palm off unripe or over
ripe specimens on an unsuspecting pub
lic. But is this not going a trifle too
fart If "the pink tarlatan that makes
green peaches glow like a blushing
maiden's cheek is to be tabooed, where
will this invasion of the fruit stand
man's rights cease? Will not the In
spector next insist on banishing the
berry box with a sky-scraper bottom
and require all apple barrels to be
packed with as good specimens in the
center as at the ends? What chance
will we have to acquire cholera morbus
at cheap prices if the privilege of pur
chasing melons without first plugging
them is denied? Why, before we know
It some exacting and over-officious offi
cer will demand of the banana peddler
that he give bonds that his yellow
bunches shall not turn brown when ex
posed to the summer sun. What next?
Democrats profess to be greatly cha
grined because Lewis Nixon, late head
boss of Tammany hall and now treas
urer of the democratic national congres
sional committee. Is the leading figure
In a trust consolidation of shipbuilding
concerns into a corporation with $45,
000,000 capitalization. But they need
have no great concern. The people do
not take the democratic anti-trust talk
seriously. The democrats ran one plu
tocratic shipbuilder on the same ticket
with Bryan in 1890, and they had an
object in making another plutocratic
shipbuilder chief financier of this year's
campaign. TO build a political craft
that can run the blockade of popular
distrust la the aim and object of ihu
democratic managers, who think ' they
need the aid of experienced shipbuilders
to score success.
"The plan to have the Indians work
for a living is a good one," Indian Com
missioner Jones is quoted as saying,
"and I am going to use every effort to
encourage it" The revised version of
the Indian agent at the Omaha and
Winnebago reservation would read:
"The plan to have the Indians worked
by land ring despollers is a good one.
and I am using every effort to encour
According to credible authority, the
American skyscraper is about to gain a
foothold In Paris. This is to be con
strued Into the startling Intelligence
that the innovation-shunning Europeans
are almost reconciled to using an ele
vator instead of a lift
tad from Washington
hat Senator Jones of Arkansas will be
given a place by appointment of Presi-
detit Roosevelt on the Isthmian Cannl
commission. It will be remembered
that Jones Is chairman of the demo
cratic national committee. But that
would not prevent the democratic chair
man accepting a lucrative position at
the hands of a republican president
Instead of redeeming his boast t fly
across New York City, his fllghtlness,
Santos-Dumont has taken occasion to
fly off the handle and fly the track back
home. Shoo fly I
Busy Times la sight.
With prospective crops of 2,6(1, 490,000
bushels of born and 616,611,000 bushels of
wheat, according to government official es
timates, the farmers are evidently going to
have money to go shopping with next
Where Dial He Get Thesaf
Chancellor K. Benjamin Aodrrs ssya
the greatest foe of marriage Is the loos
divorce laws. Surely he never got that
Idea during his stay In Chicago, where one
divorce is always followed by two mar
riages. Hay Boys, Cheer l.
There Is rejoicing In the hay fever dis
tricts, as It la claimed that the hes.y
rains have washed the pollen from the
ragweed, and the annoying dlseaae Is not
to appear this summer. If ragweed pollen
Is the cause of the trouble, It might be a
good idea to apply the hoe early In the
spring and take no chances on ralni
Where They Shlaa Well.
There have been a number of cases lately
where young women have distinguished
themselves by saving the lives of men.
Things have certainly changed since the
days when It was considered highly unlady
like for a woman to know how to take
care even of herself. Fragility and faint
ing fits were thought much more proper
than ability to plunge Into the surf and
bring a drowning mun ashore, which shows
how life has altered since the time when
knighthood was In flower.
Times and Typos Have Changed.
It is worthy of notice that many women
are in attendance upon the forty-eighth an
nual convention of the International Typo
graphical union In Cincinnati. Time was
when the union printers were deadly op
posed to female compositors, and doubt
less many will remember when the men
undertook to protect themselves against
female competition by grossly Insulting tha
lstter and making association with tha mala
"typos" as unpleasant as possible. Tha
world appears to have moved a little since
those days, and ,to have taken the typog
raphic along with it
ClTle Pride la Cblldreau
Our public schools stand as high as any
In tha world. All that can ba done along
the lines for which they were Intended Is
Wctl mu cviiiyiete! uuuo. 2? ImV. ChliurCS
between the ages of 7 and 14 years are
compelled .to attend school daily. It Is
possible, therefore, to lay here foundations
for an interest In the aesthetics of lite, to
create a widespread Interest in all that
concerns the construction and decoration
of the city, and to cultivate and arouse a
civic pride, which Is of paramount im
portance In all communities. Our publla
school buildings should be. made veritable
temples In all that goes to Influence tha
sensitive minds of children. .
Gladstone's Interesting Prophecy.
. - 8t. . James Review.
Prophecies even when the prophets are
politicians sometimes, coma true. Here is
a notable Gladstone utterance which we
can now look back upon as quite prophetic.
Speaking or writing twenty-five years ago,
of the "menace which, in tha prospective
development of her resources, America
offers to the eommerclal pre-eminence of
England," tha Grand Old Man predicted
that America, and America alone, "can and
probably will wreat from us that com
mercial primacy. We have no title. I
have no Inclination to murmur at tha
prospect - If she acquires it she will make
tha acquisition by the right of tha strong
est, but, in this instance, tha strongest
means tha beet She will probably be
come what we are now, the bead servant
In the great household of the world,, the
employer of all employed; because her
service will be the most and ablest. We
have no mora title against her than
Venice, or Genoa, or Holland has had
HATL.ES 9 WOMEN IM CHtTOCH.
Ontbnrat f a Blahop More. OaTaastT
Than tne Aet ReknkeA,
Last Sunday the Episcopal bishop of Dela
ware rebuked some young women who left
their hate behind them when they went to
church. The blshep told them their conduct
was anscrtptural and ungodly, and that It
looked worse for them to attend dtvlne
service with uncovered beads than for men
to do so without their coats. Naturally ths
young women were much mortified. It la
net pleasant to be told In public In a place
where one cannot answer back that one'a
conduct is unacrlptural and ungodly. The
girls meant no offense. They want bonnet
less to church because It was warm weather
and they would be more comfortable with
nothing on their heads.
When St. Paul told the women of Corinth
to have their heads covered when praying
or prophesying he gave them advice which
may have been excellent advice for the
untrained, uneducated, uncivilized women to
whom it was given, and yet be advice un
sulted to the women of this age. "They
didn't know everything down in Judee."
St. Paul eould not prescribe the godly
church dress of the woman of the twentieth
Furthermore, wha". Paul actually said
was that the woman should do bar pray
ing and prophesying with bar head' veiled.
Bo If one of the young women who were
reproved at Rehoboth by the Eptsoopal
bishop had been bailees, but veiled, sha
would have been acting In strict obedience
to the commands of the apostle. - The
Corinthian women did not bave the elab
orate headgear of modern women.
When 8t. Paul Insisted on veils he prob.
ably did so because he thought It was
decorous and decent for women to have
their faces covered In chnrch. Ha may
bave believed that the spectacle of many
women with , uncovered faces would dis
tract the attention of the men of tha con
gregation. Doubtless it did, for even sow
the eyes that should be devoutly fixed on
the occupant of the pulpit are often de
voutly fixed on the face of some 'fair girt
Aa Intelligent bishop knows where Paul
was talking for all time and where ha
was talking for his own age only, aad will
act accordingly. The eight of hatleas
women la a church will not seem to suck a
bishop an ungodly sight He will rejoice la
It aa aa Indication that his womsa hearers
cannot gate enviously at hats handsomer
than 'their owa or be filled with fears as to
whether their own are oa Just right, and
hence are able to pay much closer atteaiioa
te the service aad the sermee.
BLASTS FROM RAVI'S HORK.
".No one '.can wound the rather like the
No words are great unless they have been
The best dental of a lie la the doing of
Man cannot be renovated; he must be re
generated. Evil Is real, but temporal; good Is real,
Ton cannot Judge the house by one sheet
of Its plana.
Sincere consecration aever produces self-
Life cannot be all sunahlne If It would be
of any service.
Old lifts up the heavy-hearted by means
of human hands.
The greatest truths are powerless without
the living teacher.
It Is no proof of courage to dig up a dead
heresy so aa to kill It again.
Active service eaves many a man from
foolish fears and speculations.
Ths nc blest worker Is he who ooea ma
lowliest work In the loftiest spirit
SECII.AR SHOTS AT THE PULPIT.
Wanhlntton Star: The archbishop of
Canterbury made a mistake In not supplying
himself with an extra strong pair of spec
tacles for the coronation services.
Chicaao Chronicle: The bishop of Dela
ware lntists that women shall wear tbelr
hats or bonnets In church according to the
ancient Injunction. Fortunately the Juris
diction of his grace does not extend to the
Washington Post: Elder DoWle has com-
nleted an elaborate scheme for his fall col
lections. He will soon be abla to regain that
financial point from which that doubting
brother-in-law hurled him.
Louisville Courier-Journal: When Rev.
Dr. Wilson arose before an Ocean Grove
Sunday school last week and asked, "What
i- . v - v. ,vin i K ?' ti waa
a im ui-.i -ue " "
astonished at a unanimous thorus of the
youngsters, who shouted out "Money!" But
whr should he have been astonished T Many
a teacher of Sunday schools acts as If he
believed, If he does not openly avow, that
the best thing In the world la money.
Baltimore American: It la probable that
a majority of the Intelligent members of ths"
Church of England would welcome separa
tion of church and state were It not for the
temporary storm It would cause. With
separation there would come to the church
the vitality and vigor which It now lacks
and which every other church In tha United
Kingdom possesses. True religion does not
need the favor of princes. Its strength rests
In the hearts of the worshipers.
EST ret af Telephoaea, Raral Mall and
Trolley Llaee on Vlllaares.
Telephones, rural mail routes, Interurban
and trolley lines have had the effeot it la
said, of making small villages more quiet
than formerly. A little cross-roads settle
ment, with a general store, a postofflce, a
blacksmith Shop and a doctor's office aa Its
Cu'cf buoluvii vatnuiivhuivuta Is uC t at Sy
time a very lively center, but-the coming
and going of' the persons with affairs to
transact at these places create whatever stir
there is and at times bring about' the ap
pearance of considerable activity. But now
that the farm telephone has come into use
Its owner does not "hitch up" -and go to
the village as formerly to do his errands.
He telephones to the storekeeper his order
for goods and asks him to send them out
by trolley or by the first man traveling
that way; he consults the doctor over the
telephone and talks with his friend in the
village . In - the same. way. The mall is
brought to his gate, and thus relieves him
of the necessity of a dally trip. His re
lations with the blacksmith remain un
changed, for no way has been yet devised
whereby that useful personage can shoe a
horse or mend a wagon without having
horse and vehicle present But these needs
are not of dally occurrence, and so It hap
pens that the little street or open square
which was wont to seem almost crowded
with horses and vehicles at certain hours
every day or on certain days In the week
now often wears a deserted look and' the
residents are conscious of a sense of loneli
ness. They say, too, that when once a
man gets on a trolley car with intent to
make a purchase he paaaes by the Uttbt
country store and goes to a larger town,
and that this Is particularly true of his
wife or daughter on slmlliar errand. All
this is a natural but rather ourlous de
velopment following the extended use of
modern conveniences, and what remedy the
village has Is not plain. Its only hope la
apparently to establish attractions of a
social or educational nature that will off
set the' loss in other directions and will
draw its rural neighbors there for amuse
ment and entertainment
KINDLINESS OF NEWSPAPERS.
Forbear-Ian- Coarteay Exempli In
tha News Col eases.
St. Louis Republic
"It sounds a thunderln sight bigger,"
remarks the sage of the Albany (Mo.)
Ledger, "to say that 'Mr. So-and-8o ac
cepted a position,' than to say ha nearly
ran his legs off and told forty Ilea to- get It."
Ia thla reflection Is truth of a kind so
homely that it cannot fall to approve Itself
to - the average man. When we eome to
think of It, this trick of tactful expression
is a great thing in the world. It is more
largely Instrumental in the making of
reputations than any other one Influence,
perhaps; especially In the case of those
who are not really forceful persons, but
who have the knaok of keeping themselves
In the public eye by conventional methods.
In no department of the world's work
does this truth more vividly impress Itself
upon the observant mind than In that of
the dally newspaper, which Uncommonly be
lieved to be a cynical aert of Institution,
wearied of life's humbugs and disposed to
disillusionment Tet It Is the forbearing
courtesy of the daily newspaper which Is
peculiarly and logically responsible for
making the reputation of thousands who
would otherwise have lived unknown and.
Justly cr unjustly, obscure.
The further truth la due to the fact of
the frequency with which personal mention
of the most casual description la necesaary,
and to the solloltude with which a news
paper plates every Individual In the best
possible light before Its readers. In this
polite treatment of the average eltlsen by
the average newspaper lies the secret of
the vast majority of established reputations
in every community.
These thoughts are respectfully sub
mitted to tha attention of that Illogical
claas so. prone to the fallacy of abusing
the daily preaa for alleged cyu'.tlam and
Indifference to worthy achievement. A
newspaper is not only Invariably glad te
acclaim auch achievement, but errs. If
anything, oa the side of kindly mention of
the most ordinary effort The plain truth
la that the dally preaa Is good-natured and
charitable beyond the usual run of things.
Without exception, save where Its duty
demands ths harsher method in protecting
the public from intentional Imposture,
it prefers to record that "Mr. So-and -Bo
accepted a position" rather than te pro
claim tha bald truth that "ha nearly ran
his legs ell sad told forty lies to get it"
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
The red, headed girl and the while auto
mobile have made their appearance la the
east. They are conceded to be a warm
Milwaukee pays a . tender two-column
tribute to lha growth of tha schooner.
Wasn't It the schooner that made Mil
waukee famousT -
Money Is so plentiful la Cleveland that
soiled bills are spurned. Fastidious peo
ple who are In tha swim very properly In
sist on clean currency.
Prayer might bave had something to do
with It but prayerless newspapers give
antiseptic surgery the credit , for making
the coronation possible.
There Is compensation for tha bard coal
pinch hereabouts in the fact that Jersey
people are now paying $9 . a ton for It
The coal trust started In New Jersey.
A full-blooded Sioux Indian, formerly of
North Dakota, has been chosea leader of a
white man's band at Carlisle, Pa. Once
more poor Lo Is In position to give poetlo
license the hoarse toot
A Texas woman with a grievance says
she will shoot General Chaffee as soon aa
aba can draw a bead on him. Meanwhile
she promises to keep ber hand In by
"shooting off her mouth."
A trust has been formed to control the
output and the prloe of stogies and
vucwm. , iiw wuni vunjDi, V uni
ties can vigorously enforce the laws
against smoke nulaancea.
Menelek. king of Abyssinia, la about ta
start on a tour of Europe and intends visit.
Ing every ccurt on the continent If the gov
ernment of Great Britain, to whloh he owea
allegiance, will permit him.
A man who claims to be 104 rears of age
says that outdoor life and freedom from
worry constitute the recipe for long life.
It Is aa easy as well aa pleasant task to
give advice after one haa hobbled over
the rockiest part of the road.
General Manager Schwab bought an In
dependent steel company for $7,500,000 the
other day and then watered the plant to the
tune of 126,000,000. Perhaps Mr. Schwab
could be Induced to try his marvelous
talent as an irrigator oa the semi-arid
Chicago Tribune: "Gone over to the
Seventh Day Adventlats, have you f What
la your reason for thatr"
ell. It al-'es me two Sabbaths In tha
week, and you can't have too much of a
good thing. ,
Puck: Her Mother Tou must' be pa
tient with him.
The Bride Oh, I am. I know It will
take time for him to see that he can't have
aim own way.
New York Sun: Harry Don't you re
member that when we were engaged last
summer we cut our Initials on that tree?
Marjorle Oh, that's a chestnut.
rWrnl r...a XttwHm T11 k.t
Mavms Is sorry already she married that
little splndlln' floorwalker.
MlnUe Look at his delicate little hands.
What use 'II he be when It comas to
sere win' up fruit JarsT
Chicago Post: "Do you still rely on
your burglar alarm T"
"Oh, no. We have a baby now, you
know, and if any burglar can find a time
during the night when some, one isn't up
with the baby, he's welcome to all he can
Philadelphia Press: "If you refuse me,"
cried Moody, "my blood will be upon your
head. I cannot live without you."
"Well, self-preservation la the first Uw
of . nature," replied Miss Cooley.' "I
sirnfily couldn't live with you."
Chicago Tribune: - So you ran across
Dingbat hv- New York, did you Has he
got a good position there?"
"He had when I saw him last. He was
sitting tn a hammock with the daughter of
a big banker." 1
EHck: Brlggs What sort of a fellow Is
Griggs i don't know." I've only 'seen
mm wnen no was with his wife. '
FADING LIGHT OF DAT.
Marlon Harmon In Boston Transcript.
"Jenny, gather up the scraps, and Hetty,
bring the broom;
Sally, push the settle back and tidy up the
Now's the time, 'twlxt day and dark, -to
clear the work away;
For the morn make ready by the fading
light of day.
"Come, my boya. bring tn the. wood and
split the kindling fine.
Fetch some water from the spring and
feed tha waiting klne;
Ton'll not need the lantern, lads, tha twi
light's clear and gray,
Haste and you will finish by the fading
light of day." .
Thus the dear housemother spake, still
-busy all the while, r
Helping girls and cheering boys with gentle
word and smile.
Till the taaks were ended and the aons
and daughters gay
Gathered round the fireplace by the fading
light of day. ,
Scattered, scattered, far and wide. In dls-
- tant lands, and dead!
Long the grass haa waved above the gentle
But at nightfall even yet I seem to hear
"For the morn make ready by the fading
light of day."
Wiser now. methlnks therein that hidden
Teaching ere that night shall come "where
in no man can work"
Every soul be girded ready; God alone
If our eyea again behold the fading light
The man who places an order
with bis tailor early In the season
has decidedly the advantage
over bis procrastinating' friend.
Better assortment of goods,
more time for fitting and mak
ing. Our Fall and Winter line con
sists of an immense variety of
dependable fabrics at low prices.
Ton "should stop and consider
and order of the
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