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No, Dr. Parkhurst's Ideal newspaper
la not the Ideal newspaper of John N.
Baldwin. Not the same.
While the miners undertook to strike I
last summer while the coal was hot, the
dealers prefer to make their strike
while the coal Is cold. .
Those fighting elevator conductors of
Chicago have struck a deadly blow at
ky scrapers. Climbing sixteen or eight-.
een stories takes one'a breath away.
British military authorities are mak-
Xng much ado over the hazing of Junior I
fllcera who happen to be heirs to lordly
titles. As If hazing were any respecter I
of persons. I
Usual dividends of f2 a share, ; botn
.preferred and common, have been an-
' nounccd by the Union Pacific. But why I
shouldn't It distribute big dividends
,when lta earnings are swelled by evaded
While the college professors ere ae-
bating what the college, can do tmlvu'
the business man. the college president.
a . 1 1 m 1. . 4. I r v
are ousy lemng tne ousmess iu.l.
ne can go ror uie conege auu
ously urging blin to do It.
It seems that tbe emissaries from the
Winnebago land ring who went to
..Washington to show Secretary Ultcb
. cock the error of his ways in his ruling
on the Indian heirship lands found that
. the secretary hailed from Missouri.
That new ocean cable to Hawaii has
not been working extra hours at any
time since it was laid. After all, very
llttlit new transnires In Hawaii of Im
portance enough to the outside world
tn LiHtlfv Dflvlmr cable tolls on lta
. Before the republican members of the
Nebraska legislature reconvene after
their recess, they would do well again
to read over the platform upou which
tbey were elected. In that platform
, the party made several distinct pledges
which republican legislators are ex
pected to redeem.
On of the saddest feature, of th
fast approaching end of congress Is the
Impending eclipse of that great states-
.n.nnlltlcln James K. Jones, who
Wiii rHr from th senate to Arkansas.
r-.rrvin.r nothlii with him exrett th
chairmanship of the democratic na-
The president of the Carnegie lnstltu-
tlon has made a report on what the
Institution ha. accomplished In the first
year of. Its existence, which' fills a big
fat volume. At this rate It will take a
whole library for each annual renort
when the Institution really gets to the
Dolnt of really doing something. .
It 1. reported that the publicity re-
quirements of the senate trust bill are
not objectionable to Mr. Morgan and
Mr. Hill. But suppose they were ob-
lectlouable to thene great merger niag -
nates, there would be no reason why
their oblectlous should covern aslernnient regarding the Panama canal
against the almost unanimous demand
of the general public.
Tbe late Senator Dawes of Massachu -
sett, counted as oue of his greatest
achievements having moved In congress
the first appropriation for the weather
bureau. Certaluly Its originators had no
idequate Idea of the proportions to
wbicn tne weatuer nureau would grow
or the practical work It would aceoni-
pllsh. The accuracy aud usefulness of
tbe weather forecast, however, I. sure
" to be developed much further as time
goe. on and Its lmiortance to be much
more fully realized. In emphasising the
part be had In It. Inception, Senator
Daw, only, displayed hi own farsight
IBB COLORADO plan.
The- dlsgraepful strung! that pre-
ended tho re-election of Henry M. Tellor
to the TJnlted States seuate In Colo-
rado has aroused Intense disgust with I
the present methol of electing United 1
States senators, and men of ull partlea
In the Centennial state Bow favor thea0tiOn Is too strenuous and Insistent,
election of United States senators by I
direct Vote of the people.
The change demanded, however, can-
not be effected without an amendment
of the Mr1 tttuUon. As the next
best thing It Is proposed to give t.iel
voters of Colorado the right to express
their senatorial preferences through the ,
ballot box. With this end In view a
bill Just Introduced In the Colorado
legislature provides that at the general
electijn preceding the time for the elec-
tlon of a United States senator the
political parties may place on a ballot
the names of five or less candidates
for the sepatorshlp and binds members
of tbe legislature under penalty of ex-
pulsion to vote for the candidate of
the,r respective party Indicated by pop-
x . ........ .
The Colorado plan doubtless baa some
merit, but we fear it will work no bet-
ter than the Nebraska plan adopted
back In 18753, which has proven a most
lamentable failure. The Colorado plai
fn 'n-Pement on the N
brn ska plan In authorizing political
parties to restrict the legislature in its
the Nebraska olan does not contemnlnte
nominations by party, but gives any
rnndldate endorsed by C,000 or more
electors tbe right to have his name
Prin,eJ on ne official ballot.
When It comes to the practical test
the members of the legislature who are
dl8Peed t( S'"1' ot will violate lnstrnc-
tjons and pledges. The menace of ex-
pulsion will hove no more effect upon
boodlers than the menace of a pall of
... , u i. . - uivuiivc J. VL I
" wuuiu nuvo uu a uiaugy cur.
The only effective way of dealing with
such scoundrels would be a trial by
vigilance committee and an elevation on I
a telegraph pole. I
The representative who betrays tbe I
people for money or place is a traitor I when he Is old and past the age of use
and merits the penalty imposed on fulness he should not be permitted to
traitors. Such doubtless would be the
punishment meted out to a bribed pres-
Identlal elector, and there Is preclons
little difference between an elector who I
defeats the choice of the people for pres-
ldent and the reprobate who willfully
defeats the choice of the people for
United States senator.
akothir tkassportatios mshomr.
Announcement is made of a projected
merger of lake fleets, which If effected
win place most of the lake shipping,
outside of that under Canadian control,
bi the hands of eastern railroad lnter-
ests. The Cleveland Leader says that
plans are developing for the consollda
tlon of a11 tbe package freight handling
boat lines on tbe lakes, embracing seven
companies owning in the- aggregate
sixty-one steamers. It Is understood
that the 'combination will be capitalized
at $10,000,000 and the purpose is to se-
cure as complete control as possible of
the package . freight business of ' the
T e fia nmtiUf ulls.l,1V Vw nntinnn. n
transportaUon. which will mean higher
mln ,, ,....
to the seaboard and also doubtless on
goods coming westward. Tbe Vander-
bllt and Pennsylvania railroads, which
are said to be concerned In the scheme,
if they shall secure practical control
of lake transportation, will of course
regulate rates so as to Insure liberal
profit both for their vessels and their
roods. Moreover they would be In a
position to repress competition and mo-
noimllze the trade from the lake ports,
except what Is carried In Canadian ves-
BP1S' "nu " lu"e POMlDle that even
ule8e wm De "somea in the merger.
11 u Btated tnat th deal Is one of the
most complete tnat has ever been at-
I tempted and as J. P. Morgan figures In
It Its success Is probable.
- A GROUNDLESS FJCAR.
Senator Morgan of Alabama, a per
sistent opponent of the Panama canal,
has discovered a new danger In the
proposed purchase and construction of
that waterway by the United States.
IIe fear war between this country and
Colombia, Indeed declared that it I. in-
ev'tWe If the United States continues
118 W"cj wun rerercnee to tne eon-
tructlon of an Isthmian canal. The
ueraDie senator was doubtless serious
m "tatInr Wt SPPrehenslon, but it Is
not at a11 probable that It will have
any errecr upon the senate or the coun-1
,ry. Mr. Morgan has found so mauy
troubles and difficulties iu connection
w,th the Panama route, most of which
were shown to have little or no founda-
tion,(tiiai mere is a natural disposition
not 110 Kra seriously anything he
now says on this subject His devotion
to the Nicaragua route is so profound
and all-engrossing that he Is simply In-
rapable of accepting anything favora-
ble to the other route, however strongly
supported by expert opinion.
St,,l ,l would be Interesting to know
what reason the Alabama senator has
I r,or thinking that the iwllcy of the gov-
,ua3r caU80 a war- We are nt aware
of anything iu connection with the
course pursued by the United States
1 thut has not been perfectly fair and
straightforward. There has been no
effort made to force any concession
from Colombia, but on the contrary our
government has nhowu a desire to meet
any reasonable views of that country,
i mo uikiwuuu oi tne wasnington aa-
minlbtratlon has been literal and no
attempt has been made to get any ad -
vantage of Colombia. It was of course
necessary to let the Colombian govern-
I ment understand that we would not
submit to any sort of exaction, which
that government seemed Inclined to
- 1 make, but there was In una nothing to
give reusouauie oueusu. ecu tor aior -
lKan evidently intends to do nil he cnn
to prevent the ratification of the treaty,
wnich has been favorably reported to
tue senate, but It Is tmllewed l.e will
not, succeed In his purpose. The odds
Bf;itr.pt hlra are too treat nnd the
prendre of public sentiment for early
should he, however, be able to prevent
ratllii-r.tinn at this session there Is no
,i0ubt that an extra axs; Ion of the son
ate wlU be) called by the president to
act Byon the treaty.
WOMAN IN CHLRCH AND STATE.
The advent of the twentieth century
woman on the political rostrum, In the
halls of legislation and In the pulpit Is
In accord with the natural trend of
modern civilization. Within the past
quarter of a century women have wedged
their way Into the learned professions
and are gradnally taking places as med-
leal practitioners, dentists, teachers of
music and teachers of the higher edu-
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catlonal branches In colleges ana uni-
versitles formerly monopolized by men.
It will not be In the least surprising If
, ,ki, .Qnttoth vntiirv
the Irrepressible twentieth century
woman In the no distant future becomes
a menace to men of the cloth,
Last Sunday Rev. Annie Ford Eost-
man astonished the members of the
Congregational society of Brooklyn by
declaring that "the profession of the
Christian ministry Is becoming the most
,,....iui in w "In
ilnva of slmnla Christianity." said Rev.
Mrs. Eastman, "men and women worked
together on terms of perfect equality.
When the church became rich and pow-
erful It silenced the voice of women in
Its ministry, although they continued to
preach until the latter port of the flf-
teenth century. It would seem, there-
fore, that the church needs women In
its ministry when it Is poor nnd weak.
This Is their call today.
1Q lUVIl lilt, wniaj, .uii.dw.id -
staves or ooams or irunuw ami vre-
tries. Mountebankery and buffoonery
must be depended upon to attract
crowds Into the churches, so that money
may be obtained to carry on the good
work. A minister's pay Is poor, and
live any lonKer."
Such talk In the City of Churches,
where Ilenry Ward Beecher electrified
the multitudes only a few years ago by
his fervent pUlplt oratory, only re-
echoes the recent assertion of Rev. C. M
Sheldon, formerly of Kansas, that
"churches are pow attended almost ex
cluslvely by the well-to-do the persons
who have comfortable or palatial homes.
They have come to regard membership
In a church as a sort of social dlstlnc
tlon as an Investment of capital on
which they will secure dividends in the
Whether this sordid spirit can be
eliminated by women preachers hurling
Elijah thunderbolts from the pulpit, no
prophet or revelator can' predict, with
any degree of safety.
TBS SOUTH EtN RACE PROBLEM.
Secretary of War Root, 1b an address
before the Union League, of New York
Friday evening, referred to the race
question In the south aa presenting a
problem the solution of which will take
the greatest thought of the greatest
ai,l,la I -4 li v flnlinfwiT I In ii.n-nfii -k 4hA
minds In the country In regard to the
outcry that has been made against the
appointment of colored person, to fed
eral offices In the south, Mr. Root
pointed out that President Roosevelt has
appointed fewer black men than Presi
dent McKlnley did and there are today
fewer black men holding office than
when McKlnley died. He said that un
der all tbe presidents back, to Hayes
more colored men were appointed to
office than under the present administra
tion and nothing waa said
The ebullition, therefore, of southern
wrath toward President Roosevelt is
simply because be has followed In the
course of bis predecessors and because
he has shown that be believes a colored
man who Is capable and of good char
acter Is entitled to consideration, should
be accorded the same rights as other
citizens and should not be excluded
from tbe public service on account of
I hJs race.
Had the president enlarged
I the policy of his predecessors In this
I matter, or manifested a deliberate pur
I Pe antagonize southern sentiment,
some excuse might be urged for the out-
cry that has been raised, but he baa not
done these things. On the contrary, he
n. eeu couserTuuve, uui ne nas re-
fused to yield to that sentiment which
woma exciuae an coiorea men in the
south, no matter bow capable and
worthy, from serving the government In
any pumic capacity, uaving in a uuin
ber of states taken from colored citizens
I the right of suffrage, it Is now de-
"landed that they be denied the privi-
1B bowing omce unaer tbe federal
government mew coiorea citizens ng
ure in xne ratio 01 nouinern represents
tlon ,n congress not tees man rorty
representatives from that section being
oasea on tne coiorea population, yet
while recognizing those people as a basis
of representation In congress and the
electoral college, they are denied the
suffrage and it Is sought to shut them
pt of the public service even In com
muuitles wnere tney are In the major
I "J- The Injustice, of this is obvious
Secretary Root said: "In a short time
I the wnite. man win succeed In excluding
I the. black man from all offices in the
southern states. We can never throw
off the responsibility that rests on our
people for .the welfare of these black
people that we held in slavery for so
many generations." That undoubtedly
renecis me general reeling among the
people of the north. The improvement
and uplifting of the colored race Is an
I Imperative duty which must not be ng-
lected. Some of the wiser leaders of
the race urge that the colored man In
the south should keep out of politics
I and apply himself to intellectual ad-
I vancement and tne acquirement of
1 anowieage iuu .sun in me inaustne.
It Is sound hdrlce and Is having good
rosultii. It remains true, however, that
the colored man has the same right as
every other citizen to aspire to and seek
public office and this right should not
bo denied him. It cannot be without
violating a cardinal and vital pflnclplo
of our republican Institutions.
THK ITW OF THE St NATE.
In a current magazine there is an
article on te United State, senate in
which tbe writer presents wine facts
respecting the relations of that body to
national legislation and points out the
overshadowing power of the senate. Re
ferring to the article an eastern paper
observes that the majority of the senate
can bully the president and every mem
ber of his cabinet by threatening to
defeat legislation In which he or they
may be warmly interested, and may
even believe to be essential to the public
welfare, unless the demands of leading
senators are complied with. The body
Is, In fact, a huge, tyrannical, unscrupu
lous and entrenched trades union." An
other paper remark, that while the gen
eral observer may have been Ignorant
as to details and known little about the
arbitrariness and subtlety of the
methods employed, "every citizen who
takes even a moderate Interest In na
tional affairs must have noticed at how
many points the senate has been an
obstructive and unresponsive body and
baa thwarted or stilled legislation that
the country much desired. It seems to
be no longer a conservative body in the
best sense of tho term. Its conservatism
Is that of sullen inertia or repression, a
disinclination to answer the demands of
changed conditions nnd the mighty Im
pulses of progress that are hurrying the
Abundant facts could be adduced In
support of these views of the upper
branch of congress, which has aptly been
designated the "American House " of
Lords." It not uncommonly disregards
or treat with Indifference the recom
mendations of presidents and the sug
gestions of cabinet officials. Recently a
distinguished senator took the president
to task for expressing his opinion re
garding proposed legislation, lecturing
him upon what the senator deemed the
Impropriety of the, chief executive ex
pressing himself, even to congressmen,
In regard to measures before congress.
The country Is now being- given an
object lesson in senate filibustering and
obstruction which threatens to leave
unacted upon, by this congress most
Important and urgent questions. There
being no restriction upon debate In that
body, weeks have 'been consumed by
the opponents of the statehood bill In
discussing that measure, with the
avowed Intention of talking it to death,
Matters of great Interest to the general
public are awaiting consideration, but
with only four weeks of the session re
malning it is highly probable that Borne
of these matters will have to go over.
Thus a minority of. senators, under the
antiquated rules of that bodyare able
to prevent legislation which the admin
istration has urged and the people de
sire. , .
Tne power of the senate and the
arrogance with which it asserts that
power Justifies the unfavorable popular
opinion of that body. There will, bow
ever, be no change so long as United
States senators are chosen as at present.
Until senators are elected by direct vote
of the people the traditional practices and
method, of tbe senate will be adhered
to and the abuses Incident to these will
continue. Not even the British Hons
of Lords Is less susceptible to the popu
lar win ana influence than 1. the
WOMAN'S PROPERTY RIGHTS.
The agitation for a change In the law
of decedents to estates which has beon
promoted largely through the women's
clubs throughout Nebraska, while per
haps tending In the right direction, has
by misuse of the phrase "woman's prop
erty rights" given rise to much misap
prehension of tbe real situation. It Is a
fact which should not be forgotten that
Nebraska is at the very forefront In ac
cording to women rights over property
that place them on complete equality
By statute enacted over fifteen year.
ago women have been given in Ne
braska the same right after marriage to
hold and dispose of property acquired
In their separate capacity as enjoyed by
them before marriage. The married
woman is privileged to go into business
regardless of ber domestic status, make
contracts, bring suit In court, perform
nny labor or services on ber sole account
and use or invest in ber own name all
the earnings arising out of ber separate
property or Individual btisluess or serv
lees. If she was inarrled in any state
which gives her additional property
rights, she retains those when she re
moves to Nebraska in'sides acquiring
the privileges of our law.
It Is therefore only with reference to
the property that consists of the estate
of a deceased husband that women In
Nebraska find fault with the existing
law, which in this respect is substan
tially a statutory enactment of common
law usages. The ijin-K-e of the nro-
posed changes Is to give the heirs au
estate in fee Instead of a conditional
life estate, while proMny devised by
w!U remains unaffected. To this change
there Is no serious objection In fact. It
has had legislative sanction tiefore hut
so far as the result Is concerned Its Ini
jKirtance seems to have been greatly
A writer In one of tbe current period
icals defines coeducation hs the admis
sion of girls to boys' schools. The pith
of bis characterisation Is the Intimation
that Ui1 movement for coeducation has
not brought aliout the admission of boys
to girls' schools, nor even a demand for
that kind of equality. The suggestion
that Vassar should open it. doors to
young men would doubtless be resented
on the ground that the young women
ought to have some Institutions of
higher learning devoted exclusively to
them Just a. tbe young men enjoy tbe
privilege of universities that bar young
women. Yet that Is no good reason why
there should not be coeducational Insti
tution, also as at present in which both
can meet on common ground so far as
they are disposed to do so.
In its demand for legislation against
parents who desert their families, the
State Board of Charities and Corrections
has embodied Into Its resolutions the
proper principle making no distinction
In culpability on the part of father or
mother. The desertion of husband and
children by the wife Is morally and In
It. disastrous results just as much of an
offense against society a. desertion by
the husband. Tbe real reason for Inter
ference of tbe law la the protection of
the dependent members of tbe family,
and In tbe case of young children the
dependence Is as much If not more upon
the mother as upon the father. If pen
alties are to be placed upon wife deser
tion they should also apply to tbe de
sertion of minor children by either
Tbe campaign for tax reform come.
right home to every citizen, because
there Is no one who escapes paying
taxes In one form or another. When
the great tax-shirking corporations
evade their share of the burdens of
government, they .Imply shift them
onto the less-favored Individuals who
have no way of escaping pnyment not
only of the part that belongs to them,
but also of the part that the rallrouds
The milk In tbe cocoanut of the naval
appropriation bill Is the appointment of
two additional midshipmen for each
member of the senate and house. With
this little bit of patronage thrown In to
make It interesting, the bill ought to
slide through as smoothly aa a newly
launched battleship glides Into the
The Coantrjr la Safe,
Now that It has been officially settled
that the American ambassador at St. Pe
tersburg la to wear gold braid on his
clothes, the nation should feel encouraged
to go ahead with some o the less momen
tous affairs ot state.
The Better Way.
St. IxmiIs Globe-Democrat.
The New York Central railroad will have
a staff of sixty surgeons located along its
lines and each ot Its passenger trains will
carry a kit ot surgeon's tools. English
railroads beat that Idea last year. No pas
senger was killed In their operation.
Consider the Risk.
The miners earn more than the average
workman, so testifies a stattctlcan before
the coal strike commission. Well, they
ought to. The element of risk In their
calling makes their services worth more
than tbe labor ot farm bandB or mill op
eratives. What of the Future, Governor T '
' Philadelphia Press.
The bachelor governor of Kansas Is will
ing to give the women every chance ex
cept the one to marry him. He Is In favor
of woman suffrage. Perhaps he doesn't re
alize that when women get the right to
vote there will be no more bachelor gov
ernors. Another Verbal Outcast.
Let us discard the term "gentle sex."
The athletic girl bids us forget It. When
she plays a game calling for strength of
arm, swiftness of foot, push, pugnacity and
persistence she does not play it gently,
There's basket ball, for example. Girls
play that game, and when H Is played right
It Is rough in spots. Why should It be
played gently? Wouldn't we laugh at the
girls if they did play It in an Alpbonse
When Adams Raised Cain
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Philadelphia Telegraph somewhat
sarcastically remarks that President Eliot
of Harvard baa been pleased to class archi
tects, engineers, electricians and landscape
gardeners as professional men, and their
callings are hereafter to be Included among
the learned professions. Tbe Telegraph
adds that with all due respect to President
Eliot It can be safely averred that archi
tecture was a learned profession thousands
of years before colleges were dreamed of,
No doubt that s true. But, let s see,
wasn't .landscape gardening the very first
profession of all?
ANTIQUATED REVENUE SYSTEMS.
What NakM Tax Reform of Special
Importance to the Western States,
Victor Rosewater In February Booklovers
The American people everywhere, but
more particularly In the western states,
are becoming restless under the burdens
of unequal taxation. This Inequality
springs from antiquated revenue systems
devised at a time when the distinction be
tween Individual and corporate wealth had
not yet been accentuated, and the vast and
valuable Intangible properties in the nature
ot franchises and credits had not developed
to notable proportions.
That the most productive corporate fran
chlses, out of which the biggest fortunes of
our multl-mtlllonalres have grown, have
up to the present, almost entirely escaped
proportionate taxation ran be readily verl
fled. The extent to which the Inequality
is being Intensified by twentieth century
Industrialism Is, however, scarcely yet rea
By taking the maximum current revenue
as the basis of capitalization In the newest
merger srhemes revenues swelled by tax
evasion the corporate property Is being
plastered wMh bonds representing capital
Ized unpaid taxes on which interest Is to be
earned in the future ss part of the fixed
charges. When the demand Is later made
of the merger railroads, or example, for
these corporations to pay Into the public
tressury money Justly due as taxes, but
now diverted to payment of Interest or divl
denris. the retort will come that they are
being overburdened with taxes, when, in
fact, they have, without rirht or excuse
overburdened themselves with obligations
resting on an unjust evasion of public dues
In this wsy the concentration of Industry
through community of Interest schemes or
outright consolidation Is bound to force the
question of tax reform conspicuously to the
front not so much the reform of national
taxation, but rather the reform of state
and local taxation, which, after all, is felt
more keenly and comes borne more closely
to the people. The sfljutlon of tbe problem
which caa be reachn.-OQiy gradually, can
for the best though! ut our most practical
J ecnomlat. and inoai. astute siausuuMk,
BLASTS FROM RAVS HORH.
Public sins need public censure.
Pear makes a man his own foe,
Rhetorlo cannot produce a revival In re
There is no power sufficient to make a
man out ot putty.
To see a purpose la our pain I. a step
toward finding peace.
Greed and not goodness is the modern
world's condition of greatness.
Envy loses the flsvor ot its own Joys in
abusing the form of another's.
It makes all tho difference whether the
shepherd loves the fleece cr the flock.
It's no use for a man to pray to Ms
Father so long aa he preys on his brother.
He only really aspire, to the heights of
holiness who walks In tho depths of hu
mility. When you are only skim milk In ethics
you cannot make up for It by being cream
PERSONAL AD OTHERWIJK.
A Chicago babe is struggling along under
the name Theodore Roosevelt Stanislaus
Mulal Abdul gave the pretender to the
throne of Morocco a solar plexus greeting.
For tbe present he will remain the Sultan
The manipulator of the whlsXbroora In a
New York restaurant died recently, leaving
a fortune ot $45,000. The tipping system Is
a olnch for tbe tipped.
There are nearly 11,000,000 people in this
country available tor military duty. All
are not cracksmen, but those who are not
familiar with a gun can be relied on to
hoot off their mouths in any emergency.
In declaring constitutional tbe state tax
on cigarette dealers the Iowa supreme
court was animated by humane considera
tions. Rolling cigarettes gives their de
votees sufficient exercise to keep them
The governor ot Georgia has attached
nearly 200 colonels to his official staff.
Next to a circus parade, there is no more
entrancing spectacle than a governor's staff
n regalia. Doubtless tho governor of
Georgia thinks an executive cannot over
work a good thing.
A Cleveland brldo confesses to having
assisted her busDand In burglarising apart
ment houses. When a woman voluntarily
promises to obey her husband and gets Into
trouble she cannot shift the blame. That
privilege has been man's exclusively since
the daya of Adam.
The harp that once through Tira's hall
tho soul of music shed" has been shelved
for many a year, but the Hill of Tara re
mains and Is about to be sold at auction.
Here is an opportunity for the descendant
of Brian Bom to back sentiment with coin
and convert the shrine Into a musical con
servatory. Trust managers are not as Inconsolable
as some critics imagine. One of them is
cheering the mourners, if any there be, by
asserting that while the human body is
composed of 90 per cent of water, no cor
porate body carries more than 58 per cent
of that fluid. The discoverer deserves an
advance in salary.
REAL JOY OF LIVING.
Philosophy of Llvlnsr for Something;
Hla-her and Better Than Self.
New York Mall and Express.
Those of us who are plodding along
through life in a narrow, and, therefore,
elfish way, would do well to look ourselves
over every now and then and question
whether there Is .as great satisfaction In
living only for ourselves as there might be
In taking "others Into our lives. Each of
us owes something to those near and dear
to us, and to the world. There Is a com
munity of interest between all mankind
that no one of us can ignore and end our
days in satisfaction.
No man who lived solely for himself ever
went to his grave feeling that he would be
lonelier coffined In that narrow strip of
earth than be had been while above It. if
the fundamentala of his character were
human, he looked back on bis past with
keenest regret that he could not live It
over again and be ot the world; if they
were not if he was without that "one
touch ot nature that makes the whole world
kin" be lacked the capacity to realize
what he had missed In isolating himself
from the friendships, the handgrasps and
the love that make life worth living. He
knew that he had missed something that
bad rounded out other lives better than his,
but he did not know Just what it was.
Fortunately few men are of that type.
Most of-us have a sunny, genial side to our
nature, even though It. is often concealed
or roughened by the cares of business or
the sorrows of affliction. Yet if we .would
only stop to think how much we might help
others to bear their burden by brightening
up ourselves, by Inspiring others with good
cheer and cordial feelings. It Is certain that
each of us In hla way could contribute
more than we do toward tbe happiness and
contentment of all.
It should be left to selfish men to hoard
all the sunshine as a miser does his gold
end to live I01.3 enough to know the bitter
disappointments that come to those who
have made their own way In the world re
gardless of others. We should realize, be
fore It is too late, what an Invaluable pos
session a host of friendships are growing
more precious with each year. They can
not b formed at tbe close of life. The day
to make them Is not after the cares ot life
are almost over, but while we are in the
midst of toe struggle, when the seed of
good fellowship sinks deep and takes root
in fertile, earthy ground, then It Is that
we can prepare the harvest of priceless
recollections we are to reap In later life.
'Did anyone ever call him Tom?" asked
a philosopher the other day, speaking of a
man of great wealth.
fCono one ever knew him well enough
for that," was the reply.
"Then I'm sorrow for him. He'll be a
lonely man when he most needs company."
And so It will be for those or us who
think we must trudge along through the
world by ourselves that the path Isn't
wide enough for company by our side, to
share the Joys of comradeship.
as we have had recently, pretty much all over the country
ban emphasized that winter is not over yet.
It in to those who have been caught by this weather
that we offer the sup;getion that this is tho Beanon to get
Pk1 clothes cheap. Clothing of the sort we manufacture
is never unloaded on the market at "fake" advertised price.
When we say our prices are reduced It means a legitimate
KO CLOTHING FITS LIKE OCRS.
KCVLAR SHOTS AT THR PrLTIT,
Cleveland Leader: Cardinal Gibbon,
sounds a timely warning against the growth
of the divorce evil. But the attitude of
the Catholic church has always been hos
tile to divorce, and the words of the car
dinal wlU not bav. thn effoct on those out
side of his church which they should have.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: Dr. Park
hurst proposes to extaMtsh an "Ideal dally
newspaper" In New York City. The world
will wait to see If the Ideal Is good and It
It ran be realized. The doctor unquestlon
ably grasps one part of the problem In a
practical way. He expects to be backed by
a number ot millionaires.
Philadelphia Record: Clergymen of sev
eral denominations are engaged in a con
certed effort to make it more difficult to
obtain divorce. Every divorce la an evil,
but If there were no divorce at all marital
unbapplness would not be diminished and
characters would not be Improved. On the
other hand, the Improvement of character
would diminish marital unhapplness as well
as divorce. It Is not so Important to sup
press the symptoms as It is to eradicate
the cause of a disease.
Kansas City Star: The efforts of tVi
Cathollo church to discourage divorce are
wholesome in their effect on a much too
marked tendency toward domestic disrup
tion, but they would be still more effeotlv?
rbut for the extreme, to which some ot the
dignitaries go. Cardinal Gibbons is quoted
aa saying: "I can conceive no scene more
pathetlo than the contemplation of a child
merging Into the years of discretion seeing
her father and mother estranged from each
other." The distinguished churchman be
lieves that there should be no divoroe. Yet
there are estrangements Irreconcilable es
trangements between husbands and wives,
and there, will be Just as long as human na
ture Is frail. And when thry occur be
cause of the error of the one and in spite
of the fortitude and rectitude of the other,
the child in question would better wltnesa
the separation than be made to contemplate
from day to day the unholy and pitiful al
liance. DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES.
She (nt ribbon counter) I want to get a
Clerk Yes? How would I do for that
Bhe No I want a big red one, not an In
significant littla green one. Philadelphia
Old Gentleman So you think my daughter
loves you. sir. and you wleh to marry her?
Dudlelgh That's what 1 called to see you
about, la there any insanity in your
Old Oentlemnn No, sir! and there's not
going to be any. Medical Record.
HI. Wife Josh Backlot, be yew loony T
What yew pnlntln' Tabbev yaller fer?
Josh (the guide) Tew let ner loose In the
North Fork woods. Thet city chap what
I'm guldlii' offered me 110 extra If he shot
a mounting Hon, an' I need the money.
Mrs. A. When I was engxged to my hus
band he was the very light of my exist
ence. Miss D And now?
Mrs. A. The light goes out every night.
He What makes you smaik your Hps In
that peculiar manner?
Bhe If yon don't like the way I smack
my lips perhaps you had butter smack
them yourself. Chicago News.
Kidder So you really love the girl? Does
she return your affection?
Kiddle That's Just what's the matter,
confound It! She returned It Immediately,
saying she' had no possible use for It.
"You know that Griggs and I both love
you. Can't you make a choice today?"
"A choice. Indeed! When I do make a
choice you can reet aseured that It will not
Thanks. Ill tell Griggs." Cleveland
"How dd you ever manage to get on the
good side of that crusty old uncle of
yours?" asked Fan.
"Fed him the things he liked when he
came to visit us," replied Nan. "The good
side of any man la his Inside." Chicago
BY THEIR DEEDS.
W. D. Nesblt In Chicago Tribune.
A tattered beggar in the street
Sung always some old crooning hymn.
And held to those whom he might meet
His hat, with ragged, greasy brim.
Two men two mighty men came by
Two honored leaders of the town;
Came too, a dame of repute high
Each passed the beggar with a fapwn.
But still the beggar sung away,
With awkward music in each word;
And through the balance of that day
The three that chanting echo henrd
They heard, and held the fading strains
As memories of things that bit as.
And added to their other gains
The golden one of kindliness.
Now, by some careless prank of fste.
These four met on the Way of Death.
And Journeyed to the Joyous Gate
Where but the perfect entereth.
The warder halted them, and told
How all who entered must be known
By goodly deeds by deeds of gold
By helpful actions all their own.
The honored men explained that they
Had given of their earthly wealth
To help their fellows on the way
To knowledge, pencefulnesa and health.
The woman told of vlHlta made.
The suffering and poor to greet
AU three told how the world had laid
Its laureled tributes at their feet.
"You may go In." the warder smiled
"Although your fame we did not know,
A cup of water to a child
Is more than all the passing show."
The beggar turned to take his way
With humbled mien and drooping bead.
The warder called to him to stay, 1
"Come In! We've heard you slngf' be
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