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Cable advices do not lay what is tbo
keynote of tbe striking Paris musicians.
The brut part of every political cam
paign la thut It comes to an end when
the votes are counted.
If this keeps up banks will soon have
to adopt almost as careful safeguards
against robbers as against cashiers.
From the pace be is setting in his ex
ploits In Europe, Charles M. Schwab
cannot bo worrying about his health.
For soma unaccountable reason the
political mathematician has not exer
cised his talents this year with half his
fronted versatility1.
Grover Cleveland is , out . of politics
permanently, but ho . cannot refrain
from giving his fellow democrats advice
.whenever sufficiently urged.
Tom L. Johnson's fisticuff with a too
plaln-Rpokcn political critic Indicates
that he puts more faith In arguments of
forco than in forcible arguments.
When a few more arrests are made
Df the ghouls engaged in the great
grave-robbing conspiracy Indiana may
again become a safe place to die in.
One thing may be safely predicted of
the new general manager of the Unlou
raclfic he is sure to be In perfect har
mony with the president of the road.
Marie Corelll occupies a lot of space
In an English magazine to call the
Yankees "vulgar." On that subject she
feels Just us the old slave drivers of
the south did.
Lucky for Andrew Caruegle he will
not be called on to pay troty when he
returns to this country on all those de
grees and decorations that are being
conferred on him abroad.
With the president enjoying himself
on a wild turkey hunt iu Virginia, no
physician's bulletin is needed to con
vince the public that he has fully re
covered from his recent sick xpcll.
Virginia's new constitution Is said to
bo highly successful. The test of suc
cess for the latter-day coustltutiou in
all the southern states is its serviceabil
ity In extinguishing tbe negro vote.
i.. n
President Loubet of France would like
to settle a miners' strike that is threat
ening to prostrate French Industry. If
be falls to secure an adjustment of dif
ferences he might refer the mutter to
President Roosevelt.
General Corbln. in his report as adJu
tant general, favors the restoration of
the army post canteen. General Corbln
may consider his name as already in
scribed on tbe Woman's Christian Tem
perance union blacklist.
The consensus of party press opinion
as the campalgu concludes Is that every
candidate, from coustable up, on every
ticket of every party everywhere, Is
the best qualified, most deserving aud
most certain to be elected.
81r Thomas Llntou politely Intimates
that it is the yachts and not their own
ers that are to race something worth
remembering by tbe yachtsmen on this
aide of tbe Atlantic when their exuber
ance spurs them on to over-boastlug.
i ,
Now that the completion of the last
Stretch of the ltrltlsh imperial cable
opens the way for the electric spark to
circumambulate tbe globe, some man
overweighted with money ought to
achieve notoriety by sending messages
vound the world addressed to himself.
EMAXCirATlOX vn hvbjvoatios.
The time has come for republicans
who desire to curb the political power
of corporate monopolies to assert them
selves through tbe ballot box. All pa
triotic, liberty loving cltlr.ens will place
country above party. In the present
campaign this Issue has been forced
upon us by the managers of the railroad
corporations, who propose to ride rough
shod over tbe people of this district by
overawing wage workers and suHsldlz-
Ing shippers through lawless conces
Tbe Issue summed up In three words
Is "Subjugation or Emancipation." The
outcome depends upon tbe moral cour
age of the bread-winners and business
men willing to assert their manhood
In spite of threats of disfavor or tempt
ing promises of reward. This Is by no
means tbe first time the attempt has
been made to dragoon the citizens of
Omaha Into abject submission to cor
porate rule. More than a quarter of a
century ago an iron-heeled alien power,
which sought to dominate over the
people of this city and sThte through
arrogant managers obeying the mandute
of an alien directory, met with Inglo
rious defeat. We feel sure the people
of today are as patriotic and as cour
ageous as were the pioneers of the
70s and will assert themselves In
this emergency. Omaha should assert
Its right to govern Omaha without tho
aid or consent of nonresident railroad
magnates or nonresident railroad attor
neys. The sovereign citizens of Omaha and
this congressional district will not wear
the triple-plated brass collar nor obey
tbe edict of a corporate autocrat As
American freemen they know tbclr
rights and will maintain them.
Tho question of forest preservation Is
a very practical one and a great deal
of interest Is being taken In It, par
ticularly in those western states where
destruction of the forests has been mak
ing rapid headway during the last few
years. Trof. Leibeg of tbe United
States geological survey has expressed
the opinion that the accessible forests
of the country will not last another
fifty years under tbe present drain of
timber cutting, grazing and fires and
there seems good reason to accept this
view. During the last forty or fifty
years the drain has been enormous and
It increases from year to year. In sec
tions of the country where formerly
dense forests existed not a tree has
been left standing and the raid on the
western forests is more vigorous now
than ever before. Nearly all tbe tim
ber lands available bave been occupied
and means are being adopted to con
vert the growing trees into commercial
lumber. The destruction thla year by
forest fires is believed to have been
more extensive than in any previous
year and this fact has greatly stimu
lated Interest in tbo question of forest
preservation. '
' A Sail Francisco paper, in urging state
action to supplement that of the na
tional government, says that the extent
to which the forests bave been wasted
by fires and by careless methods of
lumbering is itself a serious fact, but
far more serious is the fact that the
waste Is going on with a greater rapid
ity than ever. "On the Pacific coast
alone during tbe past dry season we
have seen many millions of dollars
worth of noblo forests swept away.
The destruction has ranged from Wash
ington southward through Oregon and
tbe whole length of California." Tho
matter is one that certainly merits all
the attention that Is being given It
There is a feeling among many of
those who are prominently Identified
with financial and Industrial affairs
that the time has come for the exercise
of greater conservatism In all depart
ments of business. This feeling is
voiced In tbe address of Mr. F. A. Van
deiiip, formerly assistant secretary of
tbe treasury and now engaged In bank
ing, lie has recently investigated com
mercial conditions abroad and reached
the conclusion that for tbe present our
exports to Europe have reached the
high-water mark. This Is Indicated In
the fact that during tbe last fiscal year
there was a considerable decline in the
exports of domestic merchandise and
the falling off has continued thus far in
the current fiscal year, of which four
months have passed. Tbe balance of
trade continues to be very lurgely In
our favor, although there has been a
very material Increase in imports, but
In the view of Mr. Vanderllp "the edge
Is off our invastou of foreign markets"
and while our totals are still colossal,
tbe rate of increase which they were
making has been checked.
While seeing no cause for alarm, Mr.
Vanderllp believes there are elements
of possible dunger In tbe situation. He
recognizes the favorable conditions and
the advantages of this country over
Its competitors. He does not doubt that
these advantages will place us foremost
In the world's commercial ranks. But
he thinks that wo bave perhaps been
moving at a too rapid gait and tbat now
some restraint should be applied, In or
der to avoid a dangerous and possibly
disastrous reaction. There are many
financial and business men who will
concur In this view. Indeed some have
been giving a like warning for a year
or two past, insisting that unless there
was a change in tiuunclal and business
methods serious trouble would inevita
bly e4isue. It was to be expected that
sooner or later" our exports to Europe
would decline from tbe extraordinary
proportions they had attained. European
countries could not go on buying from us
freely as they had done without break
ing down their own industries and thus
producing a reaction by depriving the
masses of their people of the resources
with which to buy. To a certain extent
tts Las already come about The Amer
ican Invasion has so unfavorably affected
Industrial conditions abroad that the
purchasing power of the people bns
been very materially reduced. It
was tboupbt, ho"tvcvcr, that whatever
might be lst In Europe would be mode
up for in other quarters of tbe world.
This Is not being realized, though pos
sibly It will be In tbe future. Trade
with Asia Is Improving, but not rapidly.
We are making little If any progress In
South American commerce. The outlook
for trade with South Africa Is not In
tbe highest degree encouraging. The
decline In our European exports, there
fore. Is not being offset and may not be
for years to come.
The real danger, however, Is not In
the condition of foreign commerce, but
as Mr. Vanderllp suggests In the ex
traordinary financial operations due to
Industrial combinations. These opera
tions are In violation of all accepted
laws of finance and It continued must
inevitably produce disastrous conse
quences. It Is reassuring, therefore, to
find men associated with financial af
fairs alive to the situation and ready to
Kint out tbe possible daugcrs. "We
have the choice of one of two things,"
said Mr. Vanderllp, "either to practice
wise discretion or to go on borrowing
on the future. The first course Is con
sistent with continued prosperity; the
second Will bring confusion, disorder
and paralysis of tbe whole constructive
A prominent Jobber of Omaha, who
has been confidences! into an endorse
ment of the candidacy of David II.
Mercer by the good government nias-
querado under which the respectable
and law abiding element Is to be roped
Into voting for the nonresident con
gressman, declares that "great strides
have been made toward tbo radical
change in the government of our city
affairs, tho initiative of which has been
taken by tho republicans and independ
ent voters." What constitutes tho in
itiative is not clearly indicated, but pre
sumably it refers to tho Mercer-Bald
win police board and tho alleged re
forms instituted by it. What this brace
of sham reformers have done to Improve
the police government of Omaha or the
moral status of the community Is not
visible to tho most penetrating eye.
The reform board has publicly sup
pressed Dennlson and privately sought
to negotiate terms with him for contin
uing business at the old stand, on con
dition that ho would help to carry the
Third ward for Mercer.
Publicly the sham reform IToard has
suppressed all slot machines, while pri
vately It has allowed them to run as
Publicly the midnight ordinance and
the Sunday closing ordinances have been
vigorously enforced, but the hinges of
the front doors and the back doors of
saloons are ptlll swinging inward and
outward the same as ever. .
Publicly Mickey Mullen and all the
variety shows and wine rooms have
been denounced and suppressed. Pri
vately they are etlll running Just as
heretofore, with the full knowledge and
consent of the sham reform commission.
In these instances and in the suppres
sion of criminal vice the initiative Is
very much at variance with the referen
dum. While Mercer stands for re-election as
the champion of a moral house-cleaning
next spring, he has been debauching
the voters of Omaha and South Omaha
with liquor and his camp followers have
kept the towns awake with hilarious and
disgraceful orgies. But there are none
so blind as those who will not see, ana
the good, reputable, law-abiding Jobber
who has received a Mercer tip from
railroad headquarters cannot possibly be
expected to discern anything Improper
In the Mercer campaign of corruption
and general debauchery, masquerading
under the cloak of morul reform and
good government
Because of the failure of the legisla
ture to redlstrict the state, Nebraska
will elect representatives to the Fifty
eighth congress from the same districts
as heretofore. As a consequence the out
come is more or less in doubt In five of
the six districts.
The First district may be safely
counted upon to re-elect E. J. Burkett
by a substantial majority. Mr. Burkett
ha? served only two terms In the house,
he has kept himself closely identified
with his constituents, has lent active
support to his party's tickets In succes
sive campaigns and has given general
satisfaction. Ills fusion opponent, II.
II. Hanks, Is an estimable young man
of amiable disposition whose inexperi
ence In public affairs gives his canvass
the character of an amateur experiment.
By way of consolation for Mr. Hanks,
we may say it will be no discredit for
him to be beaten by Mr. Burkett.
In the Second district the republicans
have forfeited their claim to the seat in
the house by renominating a nonresident
congressman for a sixth term. The
reasons why Mr. Mercer has no right to
ask or expect support necessary to elect
him have been fully set forth in The
Bee. A man who never visits bis con
stituents except once in two years when
he wants their votes. whoVckets al
lowances for clerk hire and distributes
cadetships by personal favor, who mis
uses tbe franking privilege to cheat
Uncle Sara out of postage, whose highest
conception of legislation is to trade in
appropriations, who Is a deadhead on
the party, never helping anyone but him
self, whose nomination was procured by
flagruut frauds In the primary, should
never have been nominated and cannot
be elected by fair means.
In the Third district everything points
to a close race, with the odds In favor
of J. J. McCarthy, the republican uoml
nee, as against present Congressman
Itoblnson. Mr. McCarthy has vigor aud
ability, coupled with the experience of
two terms In the legtslatuie, and his
qualifications for a place In congress are
conceded by all. Mr. Robinson has not
signalized his term of office with any
noteworthy service, and as between the
two Mr. McCarthy should win.
In tbe Fourth district the fepuldlcans
have In E. II. Hlnshaw a brilliant young
attorney who has been making an effec
tive campnlKii. His opponent. Congress
man Stark, rend himself out of tbe race
when he declared he would not be a
candidate for re-election, and the fact
that he later reconsidered his announced
determination docs not Impair the rea
sons he gave why he should be retired.
He has monopolized the place long
enough and should no more ask for a
fifth term than Mercer In tbe Second
should ak for a sixth term. The only
arsuments used for either would keep
both Stark aud Mercer In congress on a
life tenure.
In tbo Fifth district the iepublcan
candidate, G. W. Norris, Is also pitted
against the sitting fusion congressman.
Judge Norrls has nu enviable record on
tbe bench aud Is in every way better
fitted to represent the district than Con
gressman Sballenberger, despite the lat
ter's experience of one session's service.
Judge Norrls has always run ahead of
his ticket when aspiring to Judicial
office and will surely be elected if he
does as well comparatively in the im
pending contest
In the Sixth district tbe republicans
are for Judge M. P. Kinkald and the
fuslonlsts for General P. II. Barry. Judge
Kinkald has made the race twice before,
each time with distinct gains, aud a cor
responding gain this time will achieve
success. Tbat he has superior qualifica
tions for the position to those of his op
ponent is self -evident as General
Barry's advanced years must necessarily
Interfere with energetic work at Wash
ington. Both arc on the same plane so
far as legislative experience goes, but
Judge Klnkald's sen-Ice on tho bench
would give him advantage as a law
maker. A review of the situation lu the vari
ous Nebraska districts, therefore, prom
ises noteworthy chunges- in our congres
sional delegation. Our representation is
now made up of two republicans and
four fuslonlsts. Tho new alignment
ought to give the republicans four, if
not five. of . the Nebraska members of
the Fifty-eighth congress.
A railroad officer who has exhibited
pernicious activity In several political
campaigns has given It out cold that
the construction gang brought Into East
Omaha from Iowa and housed In cars
during the past week will be voted
next Tuesday, deputy sheriffs or no
deputy sheriffs. If this Is the program
determined upon by the allied corpora
tions it Is presumable that the con
struction forces imported from Colorado,
Wyoming and other neighboring states,
that have been planted within the pust
two weeks in Douglas and Sarpy coun
ties, will attempt to vote next Tuesday
In defiance of law and the authorities.
Tho manifest purpose of dumping
these nonresident aliens on the railroad
lines thut converge In and near Omaha
Is to overthrow tho will of the people
of this congressional district in the in
terest of David H. Mercer, who was
foisted upon tho republican vlcSet by
coerced corporation employes and rail
road graders Imported from Iowa, sworn
In on perjured affidavit at the repub
lican primaries.
Against this audacious conspiracy to
destroy self-government Tbe Bee enters
most earnest remonstrance. The man
agers of railway corporatlous have no
more right to organize raids upon the
ballot box than a gang of masked road
agents would have to hold up and loot
a railroad train. If anything, the crime
contemplated by tho proposed Invasion
of nonresidents Is more heinous than
robbery on the highways. Property can
be recaptured and restored to its owners,
but the wrong perpetrated by election
frauds cannot be righted.
Free institutions can only 'be main
tained by free elections. To substitute
tho individual will of corporation man
agers, acting singly or bunded together,
to domineer over the people, through
Imported aliens, simply means the over
throw of free government. It is a high
crime, more reprehensible than levying
war against the state. The question is,
Will they dare?
President Roosevelt has again given
assurance of his purpose to uphold the
civil service law and to enforce Its pro
visions regardless of who may be af
fected thereby. Having been informed
that contributions were being solicited
by public officials from persons lu the
service of tbe government, he issued an
order calling on all officers and employes
of the government to comply with tho
requirements of the civil service law in
regard to soliciting contributions for po
litical purposes and warning them that
the provisions of the law, as construed
by the attorney general, would be en
forced. The law' Is clear and specific in
regard to contributions for political ob
jects, so that no one can misunder
stand it.
This action of President Roosevelt will
be heartily commended by all who be
lieve that those In the public service
should not be subjected to enforced
campaign contributions, which is prac
tically whut solicitation amounts to
when made by men lu official life. It Is
one of the most vuluable features of the
civil service law that It forbids the old
custom of enforced political contribu
tions and the president has always been
a thorough believer In the law.
Our Dave seems to have sent a dis
tress sipnal down to tbe national con
gressional committee to get another re
plenishment of his campaign barrel. As
a result Chairman Babcock has given
out uu interview saying that while they
do not neej Mercer, his associates would
miss him. Mr. Babcock need not have
uny fears of that kind. When Dave Is
defeated be will stay right at Washing
ton, only la the role of a professional
lobbyist Instead of In tbe capacity of
nonresident representative of a Ne
braska district.
Mollneux hardly needed to tell the
court that he is Innocent. Every man
Is presumed to be Innocent until the
contrary is legally proved. The New
York courts heretofore In his case ap
(icared to have proceeded on the French
theory tbat every man accused of a
crime Is presumed to be guilty.
Foreign commissioners for tbe Iouls
tana Purchase exposition appear now to
to making headway securing promises
of participation by the European gov
ernments. How much of a foreign ex
hibit would St Louis bave been able to
muster bad It tot postponed tbe event
from 11)03 to 1904?
It's all nousense to talk of a workable
union among the Latin-American na
tlons In any hostile sense against the
United States. Those countries cannot
unite or agree. Hardly one of the whole
orray can even run its own government
or stick to any one policy six months at
a time.
The decision of the Iowa supreme
court, holding that In prohibition coun
ties express companies cannot deliver
original packages of liquors C. O. D.,
shipped from other states, will, of
course, cause the goods to be paid for in
other ways.
"What a Fall, Mr Countrymen."
St. Louts Globe-Democrat.
Two dollars and a halt of Mexican sliver
are now required to purchase a dollar ot
American currency. The Mexican coin will
eventually drop to a level with the Kansas
City platform.
Another Joy Outlawed.
Baltimore American.
Nebraska physicians have denounced
kissing as a most unsanitary expression of
happiness. Tet how do they expect to
bring tbe world, especially tbe rapturous
part of It, into such a perfectly reason
able state of mind as to stop to think ot
the possible presence of bacilli In bliss?
Cause and Effect.
Philadelphia Record.
Fcr tbe first time within the memory of
Its oldest physicians Havana bas had a
year in which no case ot yellow fever
originated in Its confines; a condition due
solely to the thorough cleaning given it
during our occupancy of Cuba. Tbat sanl
tary methods will prevent disease Is a
doctrine which should not require teaching
In this country.
A Deadlock Impossible.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Tbe president's appointment, with tbe ap
proval of both sides, of Carroll D. Wright,
commissioner of labor, as seventh member
ot the arbitration commission, will do more
than render deadlocks Impossible. It will
give a voice and vote to tbe one man on
the board who will approach tbe delicate
task with full knowledge of tbe details of
both aides ot the controversy.
Work and Waarea.
Indianapolis News.
, Living expense may be greater than
they were two or three years ago. But
tbore Is no doubt tbat tbe average man,
finding employment easy to get and wagea
higher than ever before Is not greatly dis
tressed at tbe greater cost of food or rent.
Men feci tbe plncb when, no matter bow
cheap food may be, they are out ot work
and have nothing to buy with.
Aa Well Bar the Moon.
Minneapolis Tribune.
Ifn't tbe Missouri Valley Homeopathy
association afraid that It will make that
school of medicine unpopular? In a recent
session at Lincoln, Neb., It adopted a reso
lution instructing Us members to use every
endeavor to suppress kissing, "because It Is
unsanitary, silly, idle and entirely without
Justification." Thla may all be true from a
cold-blooded scientific standpoint, but It will
take more than one medical association to
abolish, or greatly lessen, a custom that has
tbe sanction of sentiment and romance.
Pretty Rood Scheme.
New York Tribune.
America does not bang breathless on tbe
theories concerning It and the progress of
Its Inhabiting peoples slowly fusing Into
one as the years go on which are enter
tained by the general run of German so
ciologists; but some of them may be worthy
of passing attention. Prof. Varkandt says
that if we are going to rule tbe world a
good while, as Rome did, we must keep
up a high standard ot living and education,
and at the same time bring up large fami
lies. Tbe scheme Is not a bad one, but we
are already carrying it out after a fashion,
the professor's countrymen helping us
prodigiously so far as tbe latter part of
tbe proposition Is concerned.
Millions Contributed to the Various
Hella-loas Enterprises.
Leslie's Weekly.
Those who believe, or affect to believe,
tbat religion Is declining throughout the
countries of Christendom will find no sup
port for their pessimistic notions In the
figures showing the amounts already col
lected for tbe "twentieth century" funds
started by various denominations la this
country and Europe. These funds bave al
ready reached a total of $40,000,000 and tbe
promoters of these enterprises are confi
dent that they will bave tbe balance ot
$10,000,000 more. Of the amount raised,
more than one-balf is credited to Ameri
can churches, the Methodists being far In
the lead In liberality. Tbe Canadian Meth
odists started In to raise $1,000,000 and
bave already secured tbat and $250,000 be
sides. Tbe Presbyterians ot Canada set
out for tbe same $1,000,000 goal and bave
already gone $500,000 beyond It.
It is especially gratifying to note tbat
all these enorjious sums bave been col
lected at an expense ot less than 1 per
cent of the total, and also tbat In spite of
this generous giving it has in no way in
terfered with iUc T'iu'.ir contributions to
missionary societies and to tbe support of
churches. On tbe contrary, all religious
societies show an increase In receipts, and
there Is hardly one tbat Is not out of debt,
a condition that bas not obtained In years.
Tbe funds collected are to be used first
for tbe payment of cburcb debts, and after
tbat for tbe endowment of colleges, mis
sionary societies and other religious Insti
tutions. As giving and doing are always closely
related. It is unbelievable that this out
pouring of millions for tbe extension of
religion at borne and abroad will not be
speedily followed by a corresponding de
velopment and Increase in the spiritual life
and activities of tbe churches. The open
band and tbe open heart generally go together.
Chicago embaltners bave formed a nalon
They won't do a thing to nonunion stiffs.
A new society theater In New York City
opened with a plsy entitled, "Tommyrot
Tbe eternal fitness ot some things Is ane of
tbe wonders ot the age.
The fact Is worthy of record tbat
church fair was brought to a successful
finish without the hlatorlo oyster. But
tbe season Is yousg yet.
Local reports of the Mollneux trial In
New York throw aa Interesting sidelight
on the mysteries of the wardrobes worn
by women In the court room.
Tbe ra.lty of fires In and about Wall
street Is regarded as one of the mysteries
of New York. It Isn't so very strange
considering tbe amount of water la tbat
The fact that the bouse breakers la Chi
cago, In two recent Instances, were scared
away by tbe women occupants suggests a
new avocation for tbe animated cbromos
of tbe town.
A Judge ot one ot tbe higher courts ot
New York City recently proclaimed the
startling doctrine that pedestrians have
equal rights of way on streets with trolley
cars and vehicles. That court must be set
down as a back number.
Chicago has jailed Its tax Oxers and St
Louis Is energetically moving lta bribe
givers and bribe takers in the same direc
tion. Such symptoms of papular lndlgna
tion turns an index finger to the signboard
of graft, "Don't get caught."
The vibrant poetlo muse which vibrated
between Chicago and Indianapolis seems to
have strayed into Kansas. Its latest song
Is vibrant with tears. Listen: "A dear
sweet one bas gone away; she will no
longer weep; we see her footprints every
where, but we cannot see her feet."
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The American college has been for many
years the backbone of our whole educa
tional system. Ot Its Immense usefulness
and high Importance the achievements of
Its graduates bear witness. Of late It bas
often been decried by tbat class of our
fellow countrymen whlcb holds tbat ' a
finer and more valuable ethical training Is
to be found In apprenticeship in a broker's
office, but those who thus protest furnish
their own sufficient condemnation.
In our profession such doubts are settled
once for all by tbe great electrical com
panics In demanding a college education
In those who cast their lot with them
for technical training. But tbe present
anomalous statua of the college is due
perhaps more to Its own laudable but
ill-judged ambition than to tbe pressure
of the times. For many years President
Eliot, one of tbe moat able and progressive
educators of this generation, bent every
energy toward lifting tbe college by Ha
bootstraps to the plane of the foreign unl
verslty. The chief effect has been to push
the college Into the existing dilemma. It
Is crowded from above by tbe necessity for
more time In tbe professional schools, and
for a nether millstone It finds the secondary
school that Its own bands have fashioned,
And truth to tell, tbe college is losing
It bas virtually surrendered Its last year
to professional electlves, but tbe sacrifice
has not served its purpose. The latest
suggestion from no less eminent a source
than President Butler of Columbia is for
a two-year college course leading to post'
graduate training, and a parallel four-year
-course for such as may desire It. We
hope this experiment may not be tried, for
Its success would mean the disintegration
of the college as It has been, and the in
troduction of nothing to take Its place,
The American student is not fit for post
graduate university work at tbe end of bta
sophomore year, and will not be until his
training In the secondary schools is more
thorough and less diffuse than It ever yet
has been or is likely to be for some time
to come. Nor can one successfully serve
two masters, college and university.
If tbe American college la still to remain
a part ot our educational system. It must
stand by Its old Ideals and neither re
treat nor compromise. It Is capable ot
giving a splendid training for professional
study, or In the so-called humanities, but
It cannot do either In two years now any
more than It could a quarter of a century
ago. It cannot turn out well-grounded men
by the simple process of tagging them
A. B. at the end of three years, and It
would do Its noblest work In repressing
the tendency to hurry instead ot encourag
lng It. If the college would do the greatest
possible service to education It should
sharpen Its ax, not to decapitate Itself
according to tbe present program, but to
hew out of Its curriculum tbe courses that
demand a diffuse preparation In the sec
ondary schools, and out of these latter the
time-wasting requirements. Tbe student
who knows a few things thoroughly when
be enters college Is better fitted than he
who has a smattering of many. This la tba
secret ot the success of the German gym
Is the Thanbaarlvlaa" Dinner to Bo
Corralrd by the Trusts f,
Chicago Tribune.
There are rumors current which will raise
apprehension in every loyal and grateful
soul that after one trust bas made coal the
most expensive of luxuries and another
trust bas rushed up the price of beef to
the top notch, still another is engrossing
all tbe gobblers with the intention of fleec.
ing consumers upon various pretext, such
aa scarcity ot poultry, wet weather which
killed oft the young broods, and unusual
mortality among tbe elder birds.
It Is generally believed that there Is no
shortage of turkeys In tbe country. There
Is a general conviction that the turkey
market Is cornered and tbat various great
corporations, ostensibly engaged in pack
ing beet and pork, after cornering tbe hens
and the eggs, bave had their agents out
gathering In the turkeys also, with ulterior
designs upon Thanksgiving and Christmas.
"Corporations bave no souls" and trusts
bave no sentiment. All Is grist tbat comes
to their mills and moat everything comes
to them. A tradition- which goea back
for centuries bas no sacredness for them,
provided money can be squeezed out of it.
It is possible by Thanksgiving time coal
may be had tor cooking by the average
person, though at a fclgU price, but will
the average person, who has already been
squeexed nearly dry, be able to have tbe
turkey to cook? And It Is not alone tbe
turkey that Is In peril. Tbe trust or the
trusts servants hare bad their unhallowed
hands upon nearly everything else. Pump-
kins bave gone up in price, though the
frost Is on millions ot them all over the
country. Apples bave advanced, though the
apple crop never was bigger than It is this
fall. There la not an Ingredient which
enter Into plum pudding which baa not
reached almost prohibitive prices.
A trust bas audaciously and greedily
levied upon the Thanksgiving dinner and
will exact tolls which may make It ex
tremely difficult for the whole nation to
be grateful, as It will be exhorted to b
by tba president, by governors and by tbe
clergy. If tbe trust rorrala the Thanks
giving dinner there will be little gratitude
displayed. Taka everything else, but sara
us our turkey, plum pudding and pie on
tbat one day at least.
Charity seldom crawls out of a crowded
Taint cannot make a picture by Its own
Poverty makes a goodly frame (or the pic
ture of purity.
It Is no use praying for bread while we
are stealing butter.
No amount of culture could make a cab
bage grow Into an oak.
Efforts do not always produce the best
effects in spiritual things.
It Is possible to smother tbe tire of teal
by too much fuel of effort.
The only fruit tbat will keep In the king
dom Is hand-picked and heart-packed.
Too many church rolls are only cradle
rolls and tbe preachers expert rockers.
To make the church a fashion parade Is
to turn tbs cross Into a clothes book.
Chicago News: She Miss Thlrtyodd tells
me that she has promised to marry you.
He Did she? I thought It was more like
a threat.
Emart Set: Robblns I didn't think you
had any Idea of marrying the widow.
Newlywed 1 didn't; It was an Idea of
Detroit Free Press: "Will you be en
gaged this evening-?"
"Well, I don't know. I half expect Mr.
Bright to call."
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "You asked her
father for her hand?"
"And be refused you?"
"No, he didn't. He said I could have both
of "em."
Baltimore News: Bryl Although I don't
tare a bit for him, Jack remains desperately
In love with me.
8:byl Have you tried to discourage hlmT
"Yes, but he etlll loves me."
"Then the only way to euro him of It Is
by marrying him."
Chicago Tribune: Bister Durham Well,
you've read the list of conference appoint
ments. How do you think you like Brother
Millsap, the young man that la to preach,
lor your rhurch the coming year?
Bister Middleton I've got nothing against
Brother MlllRap, but I don't like the bishop
for sending him to u.
Philadelphia Press: "I love, you," Mr.
Polk, Stammered. "I've been trying to say
this to you for months. I know I have been
slow, but, oh, I hope I am not too late."
"You will be, I'm afraid, If you don't
rtart now. I hear papa coming down
stairs." Indianapolis News: She hud been shop
ping, and ho was naturally disturbed.
"1 hope you didn't spend much money
while you were" down town today," he re
marked. "Not a cent, except car fare. George,"
Fhe, answered, reassuringly. "I had every
thing charged."
New York Weekly: Old Hardcnsh-Yea,
Miss Youngthlng has given me some en
couragement; at least she hasn't refused
me. 1 presume she wants to make sure
that T am no older than I aay.
Friend No, she doesn't.
"Kh? Then what can she want?"
"She wants to see if you come of a long
lived family."
James Barton Adams In Denver Tost.
Here's a song for tho days, the herole
old days
When the West tried the mettle of reso
luto men.
Ere the eun of Progression had melted
the hase
Of the mystery hiding the land from our
Here's a song for the heroes, the "cusses"
so tough.
Who popped their great whips when the
schooners set sail
And ang their wild songs aa their pipes
they would puff
While pounding along on the Overland
Not a snap of the calloused old fingers
carea iney
For the dangers awaiting them out on the
. Plains
As they yelled at their bulla and went
roiling away .
In the alkali dust of the slow-moving
Away through the billows of flickering
I'pneia ty a courage that never could
With a sneer for the perils they knew
tney wouia meet
While pounding along on the Overland
The signal from acouta who were sleuthing
aneaa ;
The parking of wagons with panlcless
The wild savage yells that would waken
me neao;
The Indian sallv deflamtlv fared.
The battle, the flight of the reds In defeat;
Borne graves over wnicn the coyotes would
And on moved the train through the Bhlm-
menng neat
That quivered and danced on the Over
land trail.
Where now are tho heroes who swung tba
Rreai wnips
That popped o'er the backs of the labcm
lng bulls.
Who chose not the language that rolled
irom tneir lips
When tho wheels furrowed Band In the
hardest of Dulls?
But few yet are dodging the Reaper's
Bn Diaar,
Yet totter down life's ever-narrowing
Yet linger and dream of the parts that
While pounding along on the Overland
Hera's a song for tbe lively old days that
are gone,
'Are now but a blur upon memory's psge
When the faateat of freight was by bull
And the fastest express was the lumber-
Inr !,.
The tourist who now In rare luxury rolls
... .c. mo guiitri mif rail
Glvea never a thought to the valiant old
Who pounded along on the Overland tralL
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