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Montana train robbers presumably pre
Cer to play the game as solitaire. ,
Few of the political volcanoes In the
Latin-American so-called republics seem
likely to become extinct.
Just the same, It took an American to
Ioat j. p. Morgan out in that -London
Underground railroad deal.
' Every college president must be sorely
lempted to resign Just to bo able to play
(he star part In a new Installation.
In addition to strengthening its foot
ball team, the University of Chicago has
Just added 40,000 bugs to its collection.
1 King Edward is plainly imbued, with
the correct idea that to be
he must keep
1 The tenor of the official dispatches in
Bonialiland is that the British forces
tame, saw. and found themselves up
What is puzzling the Chicago univer
sity authorities is whether segregation
of the students means segregation 'from
Congressman Mercer is significantly
lilent about the principal public services
he ever rendered, viz., his services to the
iiiey are now naving a good many
"dull" days in the New York stock mar
ket.; It is usually dull when the time
comes to settle.
The Colorado democrats are beginning
to talk about tho referendum. In other
words, they admit that they are likely
to be whipped out of their boots this
From now on mall trains are to have
the right of way over the Union raclfle.
Female trains will remain restricted to
dean-swept parlors and unswept side
There are probably not less than fifty
Itatesmen each of whom before long will
k claiming the credit of the settlement
which President Itoosevelt effected In
the coal strike.
' Governor Taft Is drawing up at Ma
nila a law for the suppression of la
fSrones. American legislatures ought to
bo furnished copies for use In suppress
ing the political ladrones In this country,
8 far more dangerous and mora numer
ous element. ,
1 It is evldeut that part of the popula
tion of the earth survived before anthra
cite coal was known or used at all, and
poMslbly In this fact there is some sug
gestion of a way to get even with the
monopoly of that article.
With the advent once more of the
borsc show season, the usefulness of the
horse as a domestic animal is again vin
dicated no other dumb beast offers such
a glorious excuse for patronizing the
dressmaker and milliner.
The famous Dr. Lorens consoles his
patients with a rather grim sort of hu
mor. After a thorough examination of
Frank W. Gunsalus' diseased leg show
ing that It was incurable the VIeuna spe
cialist said to him: "Cheer up. There
Is no hope for you."
Marshall Field of Chicago resents as
doing him great Injustice the statement
of John W. Gates classing him as next
to Rockefeller and Carnegie the richest
man in the world. It's worse these days
by far to beve one's riches overestimate
thaojto hva-Luem -undervalued. , .
a little more n.Aty talk.
Nearly four months have now elapsed
since President Burt Issued his piece
work edict to the machinists and boiler-
makers employed by the Union raclfle,
which was equivalent to sn order to cut
loose from the union or get out of the
shops. The general public, while de
ploring the arbitrary action by which
several hundred hardworking, frugal
and well behaved mechanics, who con
stitute a valuable part of Omaha's In
dustrial population, were summarily
thrown out of employment, could do
nothing but sympathize and fold Its
arms during the . progress of the con
The right of the Union raclfle Railway
company to manage its internal affairs
In Its own way could not be disputed
and its privilege to adopt any policy Its
officers deemed best for Its owners could
not be called Into question, even though
It might cause indescribable misery,
wreck hundreds of homes and reduce
their Inmates to -downright want if not
to beggary. The conflict between the
so-called strikers and strike breakers
might be prolonged for nn indefinite
period without public protest so long as
the Union Pacific railroad continued to
discharge its obligations as a public car
rier; In other words, so long as the traffic
over its lines was carried on whn safety
and reasonable dispatch.
In this regard, however, the . Union
raclfle has failed lamentably for.several
months past. While complaints from
Individual shippers and travellers have
been repressed and suppressed, we have
reached a stage where forbearance must
cease. It Is an open secret that the
passenger train service over the Union
raclfle has been wretchedly Irregular
for months and the freight traffic has
been seriously impeded by the deranged
rolling stock, which the company has
been unable to replace. This has af
fected travel and traffic on connecting
lines in Omaha until well-grounded com
plaints of damaging delays are to be
beard on all hands.
While Tresldent Burt and. his sub
ordinates are bending every 'energy to
overcome tho drawbacks the road is en
countering by reason of deranged motive
power, the facts still remain patent that
the Interests of the public demand the
restoration of expeditious train service
over the Union Pacific at the earliest
moment This the public has a.right to
demand and the state has the right to
Quite apart from the. damage to 'the
commercial, manufacturing and pro
ducing Interests of this section, the -damage
mflJcted upon Omaha by'a prolonga
tion of the conflict can scarcely be com
puted In' dollars." Already quite a num
ber of the homes erected by Union Pa
ciflc shopmen have been vacated and the
evicted inmates forced to remove from
the city, leaving their' homes tenantless.
These homes cannot be disposed of to
the imoorted strike-breakers, who are
for the most part rolling stones - who
never build homes anywhere.
Would It not be more rational and
humane for Mr. Burt to submit to arbi
tration the differences between his com-
any and' the mechanics who have been
ocked out for no sin of their own but
by an order that they cjuld not obey
without violating their- obligations, to
their union ? j j .
THE HOME HARK EI SUPREME,
In his address to which we have here
tofore referred, Mr. Carnegie empha
sized the assertion that the most power
ful weapon In conquering foreign mar
kets Is a profitable home market "In
vasion of Europe, especially of Great
Britain," he Is reported to have sold,
"by American manufacturers Is not to
be apprehended to any considerable ex
tent, except "at rare intervals, because
the home market in America took 96
per cent of the manufactured articles,
hence our prosperity." He declareo that
"foreign commerce is a braggart always
in evidence at home; internal commerce
Is the true king." No one understands
better than Andrew Carnegie the value
of the American home market alike for
our manufacturing Industries and our
It is this home market, as he says,
that has made us prosperous and com
merclally and financially powerful and
no effort should be spared to maintain
I It. The hope of the agricultural pro
ducers of the United States Is in their
home market and the policy that will
build ud that market should be their
policy. The home market has been ere
ated and Is sustained by the policy of
protection. Before that economic piin
tiple was firmly established nothing was
heard about a home market. Before the
republican party began the work of
building up American Industries our ag
ricultural producers looked abroad for
their markets. It was from that source
they expected a recompense for their la
nor. mere was little rellat.ee to i
placed upon the home market, because
labor was poorly employed and not well
paid. The average consumption of our
people was small. The old democratic
tariffs "for revenue only" did not per
mit of industrial development and there
was consequently little demand for la
bor. Nearly everything in the line of
manufactures used by our people was
Imported. In 1855 Horace Greeley.
writing of the deplorable conditions then
existing, ascribed the fause to ' the
steady outflow of gold to pay foreign
laborers for the cloth, the shoes, the Iron
and other things that could be produced
by American labor, but which were not
produced owing to the revenue system
f M . 1 m
cu inr as tue nome market was con
cerned at that time there was no en
coursgemenc ror our agricultural pro
If democratic policy had continued to
prevail can any rational man believe
that we should hare realized the In
dust rial and agricultural development of
the last thirty-five yearsf Can there be
a reasonable doubt that under the blight
lng effects of that policy we should now
canlt third or fourth, among Indus
trial and commercial nations, Instead
of first? Is It not, then, obviously neces
sary that In order to maintain the lead
wo - have taken and to still further
strengthen our position we must adhere
to the policy under which we have at
tained our eminence? The American
market by far the greatest In the
world, must be held for American pro
ducers and the woy to do this Is In con
tinuing the protection to American In
dustries and labor.
THOU SHALT HOT KISS.
irTIio Missouri Valley Homeopathic so
ciety has startled the scientific world
and shocked all womankind by Its sol
emn and specific declaration not only
against promiscuous public smacks at
the railway stations and weddings, but
also against the spontaneous kissing
either In broad daylight or in the dark.
These conclusions were reached after
profound deliberation over the contribu
tion on sanitary science inndo by Dr. L.
C. Boss of Columbus. Neb., who has
made a special study of the subject and
after many tests feels convinced that
the kissing habit Is as unhygienic as it
The eminent oscullst, who at one leap
has gained International prominence, Im
plores all men and women who desire
to remain healthy, happy and sage to
express their affection toward each other
In the Eskimo fashion, by touching noses
rather than lips. This they will doubt
less do when they are assured that kiss
ing is the mother as well as the father
of skin diseases, tuberculosis and the
majority of Infectious maladies to which
human flesh Is heir, not Including, of
course, infections from kissing enameled
cheeks, French fashion.
It now remains for Nebraska to set In
motion the life-saving agitation by or
ganizing antl-klsslng societies in every
farmhouse, hamlet, village and town.
Let us stamp out the contagious epi
demic and make Nebraska as salubrious
as Alaska. Let us for once get ahead of
Kansas, the hotbed and Incubator of all
isms, by raising the antl-klsslng banner
to the skies and planting the standard
on the outer wall emblazoned with the
eleventh commandment, "Thou sbalt not
THE O ROW ISO WEST.
The report of the commissioner of the
general land office of the Department
of the Interior, for the year ending with
last June, gives some Interesting facts
In regard to the growth of the west In
population. It shows that during those
twelve months more applications for
homestead entries and claims for min
eral and timber lands in the west were
received than during any previous year
since the homestead law was passed.
In fact, says a Washington correspond
ent, the west is experiencing another
boom and there is now and has been
during the past eight or ten months a
great rush of easterners and southerners
to settle on the public domain west of
the Mississippi. During the past year
the government gave away to these
settlers 19,488,530 acres, which is 'sev
eral million acres more than were dis
posed of in any single year since Uncle
Sam adopted the policy of distributing
his landed holdings' some forty years
It Is stated that of the 19.000,000 and
more acres of territory allotted last year,
the greater portion of It 11,000,000, went
to homesteaders. The balance was taken
up In the location of mining and timber
lands. The receipts from the sale of
land which was deemed too valuable to
be turned over to homesteaders were
also greater than during any other year
in the history of the homestead act.
The commissioner of the general land
office Is reported as saying that the
number of homestead entries and the
number of mining and timber claims
filed each year Is a good barometer by
which to Judge of the business condition
of the country. In times of prosperity
the eutrles and claims swell to large
proportions but when business is bad
and wages are low the figures drop in
proportion. The growth of the west
during the hist three or four years has
been rapid and there Is every reason
to expect that it will go on for several
years to come, it existing business con
THE fUItCIWlt Of THE ARBITRATORS.
The arbitrators to whom the anthra
cite difficulty has been referred are now
about to begin their investigation, and
it is of immenso Importance that they
reach a satisfactory conclusion. It is
Important for the Interests immediately
involved, which relate to an Industry
directly employing 150,000 miners and
control the supply of an indispensable
fuel for the whole country. If nothing
was Involved but the fuel supply the
nubile Interest would be vitally affected
at this Joncture, when severe weather
may ensue any day. Pending tho de
cision of the arbitrators the miners have
resumed work, so that there is no longer
danger of acute suffering from fuel
famine or of the disorders which might
easily crow out of such a condition. It
Is for the arbitrators so to solve the
problem as to remove the peril of the
recurrence of such an emergency.
But the real function of the arbitrators
Is of Infinitely more Importance than
the settlement of the anthracite sltua
tlon considered by Itself, and seriously
Involves arbitration as a general method
nf settling disputes between vost num
bers of organized labor on the one hand
and vast combinations of corporate cap
ital on the other. These disputes, car
rled to the extreme of gigantic strikes
and lockouts, inevitably affect the in
terests of the whole community under
the conditions of modern industry.
While the losses of the combatants them
selves In such wars are enormous, they
are trivial In comparison with the in
Jury inflicted upon the public, which as
yet has no direct means, or at best only
imperfect means, of protecting Its para
What thtt country anxiously -hopes
to secure from the hands of the
arbitrators In this case Is a settle
ment which not only will be sub
mitted to, eveu unwillingly, by the
parlies to the authraclte controversy,
but which will be so fair, satisfactory
and conclusive that It will command the
moral support of the whole public and
demonstrate the utility of arbitration In
all similar controversies. If such a re
sult shall be attained, then It will be
obvious that arbitration should be In
voked at the outset and not after a long
period of terribly wasteful Industrial
warfare. The prominence of the anth
racite controversy renders It almost a
test cose of arbitration and Its relation
almost vital to a consummation devoutly
to be wished for.
OXL TBT CO A S TITUTiOIfA L CO.V VEKTIUX
Out of forty-two leading American
teachers of political economy, to whom
the New York Evening Post submitted
the question, "Are you In favor of
amendments to tho constitution of the
United States to give congress additional
power to control corporations?" twenty
three answered unqualifiedly In tho af
firmative. But it Is significant that not
one among the whole array of learned
professors pointed out the only prac
tical way in which the national consti
tution can be altered in the desired di
rectionthat Is to say, by a constitu
tional convention, but all assumed that
It must be done by amendments sub
mitted by congressional acUon.
If the Initiative Is to be left to con
gress, tnese eminent gentlemen, what
ever their longevity, will not live long
enough to see the constitution clothed
with additional power to control corpo
rations. That method requires a two
thirds majority of the full membership
of both houses of congress, In order to
submit a proposed amendment to the
several states for ratification. It need
not bo argued that It is utterly Impossi
ble to secure a two-thirds majority for
any amendment giving plenary power
over corporations In congress as It Is
now and certainly will continue to be
constituted. If by any chance or miracle
such a proposition should receive the
assent of two-thirds of the lower house,
it would inevitably fail In the senate,
where corporation -influence is impreg
nably entrenched. To suppose the con
trary is virtually to suppose that the
corporations will co-operate for their own
subjugation, and if they would do that
they would cure the abuses which render
their subjugation necessary.
The only way in which. tThder existing
conditions, the reform can be effected Is
by calling a constitutional convention,
which must be done by congress "on the
application of the legislatures of two
thirds of tho 6tates." By this method
the power resides in the state legisla
tures, and In fact In the people them
selves of tho several states, and it would
be Impossible for corporate Influence,
however formidable, to defeat a propo
sition on which public sentiment Is so
thoroughly aroused as It is beginning to
be on this subject
Moreover, the power to control corpo
rations Is not tbe only point in which
the constitution tdiould bo changed.
There are many other points, such as the
election of United States senators by
direct popular vote, itself vitally related
to efficient restraint of corporations,
which the people demand but -which they
cannot secure through congressional
Initiative. In short it is indispensable
to tl.e great reforms that the legis
latures shall take the initiative in calling
a constitutional convention for the re
vision of the national constitution.
It Is very well so far as It goes to
emphasize the need of changing the con
stitution so that corporations may be
controlled, but it is equally Important
it Is absolutely vital, that the American
people should now see clearly the only
way In which it can be accomplished.
CUBA OA TRIAL.
The lately renewed discussion of the
ultimate fate of Cuba, whether In this
country or in the new republic. Is pre
mature. It Is futile as well as untimely
now to meet the question of annexation.
most certainly from the standpoint of
the American people.
The Cubans are in fact on trial and
have yet to prove their capacity for self
government Whatever opinion Individ
uals m:iy entertain of their capacity and
whatever the fact may really be In that
respect It Is a matter that can be settled
only by the course of events. Nothing
can be more certain than that anarchy
and mlsgovernment will not be per
mitted as a permanent condition In
Cuba. In their own self-interest the
American people cannot permit It They
Intervened at last on this very ground
to put an end to Spanish misrule in
It was no part of tbe American pur
pose to substitute Cuban for Spanish
misrule. Every possible effort has beeu
put forth by the United States to aid
Cuba to establish a stable and salutary
government As soon as Spanish au
thority was ousted the Amerlcins were
for several years at enormous expense
not only to maintain order, but also to
establish good sanitary conditions, to
provide educational facilities and to
build up the public administration on
modern and endurable conditions, while
the Cubans were rallying from the pros
trations and ravages of a protracted
war, preparing to take the reins of au
thority into their; own bands.
But when at length the government
was turned over to them, a few mouths
ago, It was only on the fundamental con
dition that they should prove themselves
worthy of It. The Piatt amendment Im
poses rentrlctlons not only upon their
foreign, but also upon their domestic
relations, and particularly restrains
their power of creating public financial
obligations. From beginnlug to eud the
attitude of the American people Implies
responsibility for safe government lu
Cuba, but the chance has been given for
the Cubans to carry It on for themselves,
I They me ou trial. If they show them
- r- . ... - J
selves fit that Is one thing. If not, an
other way will tie found to secure, toler
able government Let the trial p-ocecd.
pniTisH smrriaa prestige.
The menace to Great Britain's shipping
prestige from American control of the
Atlantic shipping combination and Ger
man ascendancy in ocean records, has
led -the BrltlRb government to pny an
annual subsidy of $750,000 to the
Cnnard line on n twenty years' contract
and also to agree to lend the niouey on
easy terms for the construction of two
new steamships that are to be record
breakers. This arrangement is said to
be fully sanctioned by public oplulon as
a practical and necessary measure for
regaining British mercantile prestige. A
London correspondent remarks that the
naval reasons for this action are not
conclusive, for It would be obviously
more economical for the admiralty to
build fast cruisers than for the govern
ment to pay the subsidy subvention for
the sake of beating the German record,
but John Bull is thoroughly In earnest
and determined to restore the prestige
of the British commercial marine even
at high cost
This payment of a direct subsidy by
tho British government Is a departure.
It has heretofore subsidized shipping In
tho guise of mall contracts and other
wise to Just tho extent that its inter
ests required. The government has paid
no more than it deemed necessary to ef
fect Its purpose in building up and main
taining its shipping Interests, but to that
extent it has always gone. It is proba
ble that hi future the British govern
ment in order to maintain its shipping
primacy and prebtlge, will find It neces
sary to go more largely into tho pay
ment of direct subsidies, meeting in this
respect the policy of Germany and
France, particularly tho former. The
start that has been made in this direc
tion is not likely to end with the con
tract with the Cunard line. In that
event the ship subsidy policy may be
come a fixed one with the maritime
Mercer pretends that he has resided
continuously in Omaha, although be has
visited the city only for a few weeks
every two years, when sejkiu. re-election
to congress. How many Omaha
merchants or business men have ac
counts on their books of goods sold to
David H. Mercer? What , butcher or
grocer or milkman or Iceman in Omaha
has he patronized? What servant has
he employed? Who Is his family physi
cian? Where does his wife's dressmaker
and milliner live? Mercer lias drawn
upwards of $00,000 out of the national
treasury, to say nothing of perquisites,
since he was elected to congress. How
much of this money has be spent In
Omaha and how much Ft Minneapolis,
Washington and Atlantic City. Is our
nonresident congressman the kind of
an investment tbe people of this district
want as a permanent thing?
Almost anything that Is called farm
land and appears cheap sells like hot
cakes, and a great many people are be
ing gold-bricked in the exploitations In
Cuban real estate. In all such far-distant
schemes the average American
farmer ought to look twice before ho
Three kings are to get together when
Emperor William of Germany and King
Charles of Portugal visit King Edward
of England next month. Three kings,
however, are not an unusual hand.
It Is noticeable that during his western
tour Secretary Shaw Is not being Im
portuned to throw, open the national
treasury. to the bankers. The western
banks do not need treasury help.
No Pockets In His Shroud.
Detroit Free Press.
Mr. James J. Hill is the last man in the
world who would have anything to do with
a trust that was not organized purely for
Good Way to Start Troable.
By circulating some of the newspaper
fashion supplements among the wives of
the Philippine sultans we might be able to
make them so much trouble right at home
that they would be only too glad to drop
out of tho revolution business.
Little, bat Oh, BIyl
Superintendent Cooley of Chicago says
the little teachers are Just as good discip
linarians aa the big ones. He Is right. We
have all known little teachers who could
not only boss the big boys of the school,
but one or two big ones who were not en
rolled. Plenty of Work tor Alt
With a shortage In anthracite production
of from 25,000,000 to 30,000,000 tons, tbe ap
prehension that some skilled men willing
to work may be denied employment at the
mines seems rather far-fetched and illu
sory. Both operators and miners will be
constrained to use every effort and every
man in the endeavor to make up lost time.
Folly Eipssdi the Fire Taa.
The fire tax of the United States runs at
th average of $150,000,000 a year, the greater
part of which loss Is a disgrace to the na
tion. That Is what experts In the ore in
surance business say, and tbey ought to
know. Three-quarters of that loss could be
saved by proper care and by properly con
structed buildings. There will have to be
legislation In each state to meet tbe source
of tbe trouble.
Shortage la Locoanatl ee.
The two most completely oversold prod
ucts of the United States are those of tbe
steel mills and the locomotive plants. The
railroad managers are in desperate straits
for locomotives, though quantities of raw
material and finished merchandise await
shipment at many industrial comers. East
bound lines are troubled rather by shortage
of engines than one of cars. Most of them
have enough cars tor their present large
tonnage, but are short of engines to haul
the cars when loaded. The westbound mer
chandise traffic Is heavy, and will be
throughout the fall and winter. The roads
being unable to bring enough coke to west
era furnaces to permit these to keep work
ing at full capacity, a number of furnaces
JjikTaJtlgwn, ou.1 ths. lut two week
RCt l.AR SHOTS AT THE Pl't.riT.
Brooklyn Eagle: A woman has been
elected pastor of a Unlversaliat church In
Kansas City. Why should not woman be
a preacher? She has been a lecturer from
Boston Transcript: The promoters of the
plan to hold sn International Sunday school
convention In Jerusalem In 1904 should con
sider the fact that, from a practical point
of view, that ancient city Is not a good
convention town. Its accommodations for
visitors are not Ideal, and In sanitary mat
ters It does not rank well with American
Louisville Courier-Journal: Before hold
ing Brother Newell Dwlght Hlllis to full
responsibility for the views be Is alleged
to have expressed sgalnst the anthracite
strikers might it not be well to ascertain
whether they are his own views or whether
he came Into possession, as be got some
of the best things In one of his recent
books, through the process of unacknowl
Springfield Republican: ' An astonishing
charge against missionaries is attributed to
Senator Burton of Kansas, who baa come
back from his services on tbe Hawaiian
Investigating committee. MA number of
missionaries have been over there re
cently," he Is quoted as saying, "and have
given many of the natives certificates guar
anteed to admit them to heaven In ex
change tor their lands." Mr. Burton also
commits himself to tbe particularity of
"Boaton missionaries." And yet Kansas Is
a prohibition state.
Zlon's Herald: We wonder what would
happen were a well-informed man to break
In upon a sermon, address or lecture, while
It was being delivered by a man careless
as to matters of fact with such comments
as these: "That statement is not true.
Those facts are garbled.
Those figures are incorrect. That
incident never happened. That la
ecdote Is a myth, long ago exploded.
Those statistics are ten years old.
That last utterance Is false from end to
end!" We have listened to lectures, and
once In a while to a sermon, which could
have been aptly punctuated, and punctu
ated as well by a series of such comments.
It might be a wholesome thing were some
man to undertake such a task on an oc
casion when truth la being perverted by
Inaccuracies and carelessness.
PERSONAL ASH OTHERWISE.
New York society Is now going to the
dogs. The show will last a week.
The activity of the Mad Mullah
shows there Is method In his madness.
Richmond, Ind., Is going to try municipal
ownership of a coal yard and cut Into retail
prices. Dealers affected by the move are
warm enough to heat the town.
Enthusiastic receptions tendered to Ad
miral Schley In the southwest Indicate con
siderable disregard for the dictum tbat the
Santiago affair was a closed Incident.
A man died In New York the other day
at the age of 107, who had used tobacco
since he was 15. Some Importance might
be attached to this item It the brand of tbe
tobacco waa given.
Considering the high grade of weather
St. Louis puts up in summer, there Is no
reason to doubt, no matter what the re
formers may do. that tho midway will be
warm. In spots at least.
Snakes twenty inches long now wriggle
out of the pipes supplying alleged drinking
water In Chicago. The average Chlcagoan
can see anything the day after the night
before it he toys with a water faucet.
A New York woman wants $3,000 aa a
salve for a tickling sensation produced by
the bite o! a neighbor's pet dog. The de
mand is a risky one, because, If sbo gets
the money, she might be "tickled to
An accommodating negro In Texas waived
his right to thirty days of life after sen
tence rather than disappoint the crowd
which wanted to witness a hanging. The
crowd reciprocated by applauding his grace,
Street car companies of New York owe
the city $17,671,317.99 In back taxes. This
is a remarkable showing for corporations
which have not indulged In a joint serial
story on taxation. The figures are loud
enough without words. '
Strenuous life among the shady Is near
perfection in Chicago. Thieves raided a
police station armory and carried off all
the hippocket artillery In sight. Oppor
tunity does not need to knock twice at tbe
door of tbe wideawake.
Again tbe American mule breaks Into
national history. The variety traded In
Missouri and shipped to South Africa kicked
up a large scandal in British army circles
in London, and the revelation is more
disagreeable than tbe regrettable stam
pedes on the veldt. '
Barnum's famous bearded lady, known In
private life as Mrs. Annie Donovan, lies
dead In Brooklyn, and will be burled with
ber whiskers uncut. Mrs. Donovan's rare
adornment attracted three husbands at dif
ferent times. Though not a proud woman
she "looked down" on more people than
any of ber sex In public lite. ,
TRIBUTE TO THE MORNING NAP.
Protest Against tho Aneleat Kotloa of
The time of rising In the morning has
not, in fact, kept atep with the progress
of other events. Tbe old custom of early
rising and breakfasting by candle light dur
ing tbe season of short days still prevails,
although tbe need has largely passed away.
Forty years ago farm work began with the
break of tbe day, and laboring people were
expected to be in shops and factories at 6
o'clock In tbe morning tbe year round. The
agitation for a shorter day first reduced the
hours to ten and later to nine and eight.
But It Is doubtful If the hours given to
sleep have Increased as much as the hours
of work have ceaaed. And In particular
the time of rising Is still where It was
when ten and twelve bourn of labor were
This is wrong. There Is nothing mors
conducive to health, good morals and good
temper than a nap la tbe morning. It
rounds out tbe night's sleep and imparts
a satisfaction which Is a considerable factor
in tbe day's work. There Is nothing like
sleep to tone up the nerves. It Is better
than the best tonic, and with tbe nerves In
good condition the whole man or woman
Is prepared to meet tbe struggles and
competition tbat modern life brings. So
ciologists also contend that it people would
sleep more there would be less crime. An
other argument In favor of longer hours
of rest Is the saving that would be made
In light and fuel. Less coal would be
burned and less gas or other lllumlnants
would be consumed. And this Is an argu
ment wblcb will appeal at the present time
to every housekeeper when tbe necessity
for economy is being enforced so sharply.
There are early closing movements. Wby
not a late rising movement? All methods
of work and business have been changed
during the laat two generations and tbey
are still changing. A man with the help
of modem machinery accomplishes many
times mors In a shorter time than his
grandfather did. Wby, then, should be
get up In the morning at the same time
bis grandfather did and find bis energies
used up before noon hour? Tbe morning
nap will cure this and the effort to estab
lish it can be helped along with a clear
BLASTS FROM RAM'S HORN.
Eloquence Is not of the lungs.
Man Is ever greater than his tools.
The best self-help Is helping others.
We live to die that we may die to live.
True religion Is duty linked to the divine.
You cannot fatten your soul on furniture.
The Infernal must fall before the sternal.
The poor In goods are often rich In grace.
Reverent sons will become revered fath
ers. It takes much misery to make some nun
The waiting work furnishes us sufficient
warrant to do it.
He cannot consecrate his gift who fears
to have It consumed.
It doesn't take much gold-leaf to cover
the pupil of tbe eye.
If you use' a mirror to find your own
faults you will forget to use a mlcroscops
for those of others.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "Helen's mother
looks an young as one does."
"Helen's mother hns hnd very llttln trou
ble. IW husband died soon after they wore
Chicago News: Ida Before the wedding
she used to say he was a "Hon." Docs h i
call him that now? '
Rue No, she Just calls htm a plain
Philadelphia Pres: "I shall never marry.'
said Miss Ann Teck, with an ulr of determi
nation. "Perhaps not." replied Miss Pert, "but .
everybody will admit you have niado a
brave tight against the Inevitable."
New York Times: Mrs. Benham Tho
doctor says that I crave things that don't
agree with me.
Henham That's nothing, I once had tho
Mrs. Henham When was thatT
Benham When I married you.
Harper's Bazar: Stella I came near miss,
lng a proposal last night.
Bella Ynu did?
Btella Yes. 'He Rot down on his knees,
and I thought he was merely looking for a
ping pong ball.
Somervllle Journal: Mrs. Spaulrilnir
(wearily) Anything new In the line of meat
this morning, Mr. Cutlets?
Butcher Yes, madam. A ten-pound baby
at my house.
Chicago Post: It happened at tho golf
"He's taking a hazard.
"What do you mean?"
"He's making the round of the links with
New York Sun: "Is she married?'
"What do you mean by that?"
"She got a divorce and her husband took
an appeal. One court says she's married
and one says she Isn't." .
Richmond DlOpatrh: Mrs. Towers Heze
klah. If you were to live all your life over
again, and It came to the matter of choos
ing a wife, do you think you would choose
Mr. Powers (submissively) There's vn
doubt about It, Maria, provided you wanted
Boston Transcript: Mrs. Tower Frankly,
John Tower, I think you are the meancet
man I ever saw.
John Tower I wouldn't say that, 'Gusty,'
yon know you've said hundreds of times
that you have been the making of me.
Philadelphia Press: "I wish. I could stop
selling postage stamps," complained the
druggist, "that sort of thing's a nuisance."
"I should think It would pother .you." re.
plied the customer, "because you can't say
you're out of them, but that you have
'something just as good.'. " .
Yonkers Statesman! Mrs. Dearborn Have
you a speaking acquaintance' with, that
woman next door?
Mrs. Wabash A speaking acquaintance T
I know her so well that we don't speak at
DEAR, FOLDED HANDS. ' . '
Dear, folded bands, so worn with cars,
Bo quiet on the pulseless breast,
Will any burden need you there, .
If heaven Is a place of rest?
And you, dear heart, will you forget
The struggles of these, lower lands I
Or Is there some sweet service yet
For folded bands?
Yours was the never-ending task
Born of a never-ending need.
Our selfishness It was to ask,
Your sweet unselfishness to heed.
And now In the unwonted rost
Long promised In the better lands,
How can you sit an Idle guest
With folded bands?
No tears to dry, no wounds to bind.
No sufferer to tend and bless
Where will those eager tinners find
A noed for all their tenderness?
Yet, knowing all they did before,
Purchance the Father understands.
And holds some precious work in store
For folded hands.
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