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With so many ieople on the strike It
a wonder If some one is not
How would Mr. Fred Nash do for
mayor, with his lawyer, C. C. Wright,
for city attorney T 1
There Is time yet for the peach crop
to be destroyed several times more be
fore the fruit is gathered In.
The light for tax, reform will be car-
rled further forward by the election of I
Fred Brunlng for tax commissioner.
By the promulgation of the new rules
prohibiting the use of explosive matches
In New York City, Mr. Parlor Match has
been forced out on a strike.
The power canal, the acquiring of de
aired public utilities and, knocking out
the Thomson-Houston electric light mo
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or uity Attorney vuub.u.
If President Roosevelt's popularity In
the west continues to grow apace, It
will not make much difference whether
the trust magnates of the east oppose
bis re-election or favor It
Marina- brought himself to the point
r rHno a Hk hat. the chances id.
pear brighter for Governor Mickey to
don a dress suit before he makes bis
exit from the executive office.
If President Hoosevelt bad any Idea
that the perpetuation of the race was In
danger, the sight of the school children
who have been greeting him by the hun
dreds and thousands at every stopping
point on his tour should completely
allay his fears.
Nebraska has the cheering consolation
that although many states were rep re
ented at St Louis by numerically larger
delegations, none of , them contributed
more gold braid or brighter buttons In
adornment of the uniforms disported by
the colonels of the staff.
A few governors, congressmen and
other uotables seem to have gotten Inst
In the shufile at the dedication exercises
at St Louis. The shock, however, was
not so harmful to their comfort and
well-being as It was disastrous to their
sense of their own importance.
By bis service as member of the last
Board of Review William J. Hunter
forfeited the support of all the big cor-
porate tax shirkers, but at the same time
he earned a claim upon the support of
every home owner and small property
owner whose burden was lightened.
In the light of the democratic appeal
for Howell which is to be the prelude
for the re-election of Judge 8ulllva. a
democratic legislature, democratic state
officers and a democratic United States
senator, we can understand why that
police commission declsiou was ren -
dered Just In front of the city election.
The good roads movement appears to
be focusing on the question whether the
money for road building shall be sup
piled at least In part out of the national
treasury or shall be furnished by the
states or local divisions of the states.
The strange part of the situation is that
the advocacy of nationalization comes
largely from the south, which In years
gone by would have resented the very
Intimation as an unwarranted Invasion
of states lights. The southern states
have discovered that they arc far be
hind In the matter of good roads and
they are not at all averse to havlug the
people of Hie north help out In paying
the bills for betterment This doultlea
. explains why the national good roads
movement has suddenly had an acces
sion of vigorous support from promlnvnt
leader la public lift all through the
THt BOOMtR MAXirtXTO.
The tat commltte of the Real Eatate
exchange lias Issued a manifesto to the
citizen of Omaha on behalf of the can
didacy of Erastus A. Benson for mar or
with alt specific reasons why it has
espoused the cause of the boomer can
didate In preference to all others.
The first reason given Is that they
favor Benson because he Is In favor of
equal taxation and because be Is not In
favor of giving away valuable fran
chises worth millions of dollars to the
city. That declsratlon Is as deceptive
as it Is attractive. It conveys the in
ference that other candidates, notably
Frank E. Moores, are opposed to equal
taxation and In favor of giving away
franchises worth millions of dollars. As
a matter of fact, Frank E. Moores has
shown a good deal more Interest In
equal taxation than Mr. Benson, who
has taken no part in the tax reform
campaign. He was kept off of the tax
committee of the exchange because he
was lukewarm. Nobody can give away
franchises, whether valuable or worth
less. Under the present charter the
mayor and council have no power to
grant franchises and no franchise is
Is valid unless the proposition Is first
submitted to the people and ratified by
a majority of the voters.
For a second reason the boomer mani
festo solicits votes for Benson because
they allege "that the man best qualified
should be mayor of Omaha." What
qualifications has Erastus A. Benson
for any public office? In the conduct
of public affairs, as In business, ex
perlence qualifies men. Erastus Ben
son has had no experience whatever In
public office and in private business he
has been a complete failure.
Thirdly, the manifesto declares that
Benson should be supported because he
Is an honest man and a generous man.
Nolwdy will question Mr. Benson's gen
erosity, although no evidence of It can
be found within the city of Omaha, but
his honesty has been questioned In some
business transactions. For example.
Mr. Benson was a director of the Ne
bra ska Savings bank when that concern
collapsed and only a very short time
before It closed its doors his bank stock
was offered for sale to J. J. Smith,
member of the present Board of Educn
tton. Is It possible that Mr. Benson
did not know that the bank was In
solvent and the stock worthless when
he tried to unload It upon an Innocent
purchaser? The story of Mr. Benson's
wildcat land speculations in Kansas
also arouses a very grave doubt as to
the honesty of his methods, but, of
course, as Marc Antony said of Brutus
and Casslus in his oration on Julius
Caesar, "Brutus is an honorable man."
For the fourth reason whv the cltl
Eens of Omaha are asked to support Mr.
Benson we are told that he has been a
mo8t enthusiastic and public-spirited
citizen, and that he bought land and
built up the flourishing suburb of Ben
son, donated the town hall and made a
a large land gift to the Catholic Orphan
age, etc. Crediting Mr Benson with a su
, , .uburba .nd
away town lots to attract purchasers of
cornfield land platted into blocks,
streets and alleys, we fall to see any
benefit that Omaha has derived by his
operations. The money Invested In the
suburb of Benson contributes nothing
towra the expenses of municipal gov
a. I l L ii a a
erumeoi in vmaua, wiuie umana nas
"landed hundreds of thousands of dol
lars for pavements and public roads
leading to Benson that would hare been
more advantageously spent on lmprov
Ing property within the city limits of
Omaha. The mere fact that Mr. Ben
son Induced other people to build
houses In the suburbs on the Install
ment plan does not necessarily make
him a public benefactor.
Fifth, the citizens of Omaha are
asked to vote for Benson because "be
is a man of the people and a careful
student of problems leading to the bet
terment of the conditions of the work
lngman." Conceding all that. It Is olso
true that there are hundreds If not
I thousands of men In Oraaba Just as pop-
ular as Mr. Benson who are studying
the same problems, but who have not
yet been proposed for the mayoralty of
Omaha. Studying problems Is one thing
and solving them Is another.
Lastly, we are Informed that the sign-
I ers of the manifesto will vote for Eras
tus A. Benson because he already has
' done much for Omnha and will do more
for Omaha If elected mayor. Most
1 people who are not Intimately ac-
qualnted with Mr. Benson's activities
would want to know Just what he has
done for Omnha before they entrusted
I to him the management of a cortoratlon
I with more than one hundred million dol-
lars worth of property.
The manifesto Is deceptive through
out ami me assertion that the men
whose names are attached will all sup
port Benson Is a piece of rank Impos
ture. At least one of the men whose
name has been appended, A. P. Tukey,
I declares that he never signed the docu
1 went and has not given anybody au
thorny to sign his name, and further
more that he will support Frank E,
Moores for mayor and not Erastus A.
Benson. With these few remarks the
boomer manifesto Is dismissed from
L0S1XU HMR THADB.
The course of Germany toward Yeoea-
uela Is said to have proved very dam
aging to her South American trade and
this is by no means Incredible. Indeed
It was freely predicted thst such would
be the rase, even German merchants In
Venesuela and some of the other coun
tries of South America manifesting their
reseotmeut by refusing to buy goods
from their native country. According
to a Berlin correspondent of a New
York paper, tbo statistics of the first
two months of the present year reveal
that Germany Is steadily losing In tb
commercial' game la South America
a against Great Britain and the United
Bute. This, It Is said. Is especially
true In Braxll, Venesuela, the I Tlata
states, Colombia and Teru, where Ger
many was sweeping all opposition aside
but twelve months ago. The change is
ascribed to Germany's unwise naval
policy and characteristic aggressiveness.
arousing the animosity of government
authorities and Inhabitants. The cor
respondent observes that Germany Is
now discovering that its naval policy
Is not a good auxiliary to the extension
of Its trade with South America.
It would seem that thero was never
more auspicious time for American
manufacturers and merchants to seek
South American trade than the present,
but they are probably not well prepared
to take advantage of It. Whether or
not Germany will be able to recover
what she has lost of tbla trade Is a
question, but probably Great Britain
rather than the United States will reap
whatever advantage Is to be derived
from the competition for the commerce
that Germany has sacrificed by reason
of her course toward Venezuela.
WHAT WILh HEPCBLICANS MH
A frantic appeal to democrats has
Just been Issued over the signatures of
local democratic leaders, namely: G. M.
Hitchcock, Ed P. Smith, James P. Eng
lish, James E. Boyd, George W. Doane,
C. J. Smyth, A. N. Ferguson, Richard
L. Metcalfe and W. C. Bullard, urging
them to rally to the support of Ed
Howell and the candidates on the dem
ocratlc city ticket by pleading how
much a victory would mean for the
democratic party. The reasons given
as the basis of the appeal are embodied
in this paragraph of the circular:
In the first place, democratic success
at this time In all probability will mean
democratlo control of the city for many
years to ccme. It will mean a greatly In
treated vote for the re-elec'.lon of Judge
Sullivan to the supreme bench thla tall
It will probably mean the election of i
solid democratic' delegation to the next
legislature from this county and It may
mean the election of a democratic United
States senator from Nebraska.
What will republicans who are being
cajoled into helping the democrats by
voting for Benson have to say to this?
Every republican In Omaha knows that
two votes for Benson are the same as
one vote for Howell and that the Ben
son diversion is simply a movement to
turn the city government over to the
How many republicans want to band
the city over to the democrats not only
for the next three years but for many
years to come?
How many republicans want to In
sure the re-election of the outgoing dem
ocratic Judge of the supreme court this
How many republicans want to con
tribute to sending a solid democratic
delegation from this county to the next
legislature with the chance of giving
the democrats the selection of the next
United States senator to be chosen for
We may be sure the democrats will
omit nothing to whip their rank and
file Into line for the democratic candi
dates. But the democratic appeal is the
strongest kind of an argument for re
publicans to vote for Frank E. Moores
and the other nominees on the republi
Some visionary supporters of Erastus
A. Benson are still trying to make them
selves believe that there Is a prospect
of his election next Tuesday. These
credulous people do not seem to com
prehend even the elementary principles
of a political campaign. They do not
seem to grasp the stubborn fact that no
one can be elected mayor next Tuesday
unless at least 7,000 votes are cast for
him. Where will Mr. Benson get 7,000
votes or even half that number?
The aggregate number of vote cast
for mayor in the First, Second and
Third wards of Omaha three year ago
was 5,848 and It Is fair to assume that
at least 0,000 votes will be polled in
those wards by the three candidates for
mayor next Tuesday. Bo far a we can
learn Mr. Benson has comparatively an
Insignificant following east of Sixteenth
street It Is doubtful whether he can
muster more than 100 democrats in all
three of the wards and a very extrava
gant estimate of his strength would be
10 per cent of the entire vote, or 600 all
It would be extravagant to credit Mr.
Benson with more than 28 per cent of
the total. vote of the six upper wards,
which, exclusive of the socialist vote.
will aggregate In the neighborhood of
10,000 votes or at the furthermost, 2,500
votes for Benson. , While Benson may
receive more than 25 per cent of the
republican vote In the Seventh and Ninth
wards his proportion of the democratic
rote in the six upper wards will not ex
Qeed 10 per cent
The wildest estimate of Benson's
strength, therefore, will not credit him
with more than 8,100 votes all told and
that, to use a slang phrase, means that
"he Is not In It" for a moment His
campaign managers are simply chasing
CITT ATTi)BHMT CVXSKIL.
For over thirty years W. J. Connell
has been actively and prominently
Identified with Omaha. His loyalty to
this city has never been questioned.
Since he anchored here as a boy he has
been persistent and aggressive for the
upbuilding of a greater Omaha. He
has done much along that Hue. The
Leavenworth street grade and the Far
nam street grade, over which thousands
of people now travel dally little realls
lng how such grades were created, are
the resnlt of fights of years' duration
which he Inaugurated and conducted to
a successful end. In all things be has
been aggressive and progressive. In
going up the it ream be has naturally
dUturbed the current and created some
hostility. But even bis enemies con
cede hi ability, hi falrress and bis
manliness. A city attorney he ha ac
compllshed much for the city. Judges
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and lawyers alike bear testimony as to
bis ability and success in the courts.
The viaducts, depots and shops, worth
many millions to Omaha, stand as mon
uments to his skill and efficiency In se
curing and protecting the rights and In
terests of the people.
HOWBLL'H APPtAL TO CATHOLICS.
The pathetic appeal to the Catholics
of Omaha made on behalf of Edward E.
Howell by the World-Herald forcibly
recalls the anti-Catholic crusade that
swept over this city only a few years
ago and drove Catholic teachers from
the public schools and evicted Catholics
from the court house and In the city
hall. As the culmination of that cru
sade William J. Broatch was elected
mayor of Omaha and men who were
the most rampant In the persecution of
Catholics were given positions of honor
and trust on the bench and In almost
every Important office at the disposal
of the people.
When Edward E. Howell was pitted
against Frank E. Moores as candidate
for mayor six years ago his affiliation
with the anti-Catholic dark lantern
cabal proved to be a bar to bis .success
despite his vociferous denials of his A.
P, A. record. In this Instance, curses
like chickens, came home to roost, and
Mr. Howell's ambition' to become mayor
of Omaha was not gratified.
It was decidedly Indiscreet on the part
of the World-Herald, which was no
toriously the mainstay of A. P. Alsm In
Its palmy days, to venture upon a spe
cial appeal to Catholics to rally to the
support of Howell when up to this time
no allusion had been made to his part
in the ontl-Cathollc crusade. In touch
ing that tender spot in the Catholic mind
and memory the World-Herald forces
to the fore front reminiscences that
cannot fall to Irritate and aggravate
Catholics who passed through that try
lug ordeal of proscription and persecu
tion on account of theln creed.
Whether they rue In a frame of mind
to condone Mr. Howell's offense or ac
cept his disclaimer of being Identified
with Johnny Thompson, Wlnspear and
Covell Is problematic.
CPW1 THt tit auKUR.
In the present municipal campaign the
Swedish-American republicans will
undergo a crucial test as to their party
loynlty. They are brought face to face
with the question whether the ties of
kinship and political creed are stronger
with them than the ties of party and the
principles for which the party of their
choice stands. It will remain for them
to disabuse the prevailing popular im
presslon that attachment to the men of
Swedish birth or descent is greater with
them than their allegiance to the party
or its principles In other words that
Swedes will vote for Swedes no matter
on what ticket they are nominated and
no matter how competent or worthy
their competitors may be.
wnen manes u. lxmecK was a re
publican he was honored by the repub
llcan party with a place In the state
senate and received the support of
Americans and men of all nationalities
that professed the republican faith,
When he deserted that party to become
silver republican he lost all claim
upon the support of Swedish-American
republicans Just as he did of all other
classes of republicans. Whon he passed
out of the silver republican party to the
democratic party be widened the dis
tance so much more and severed all the
tie that might have bound republican
of his own nationality to him In tbo
There is no more reason or excuse .for
Swedish-American republicans to desert
William J. Hunter, his competitor, who
Is eminently qualified and worthy than
there would be for republicans to desert
Mr. Wahlstroin, the Swedish-American
candidate for building inspector, who is
also competent and worthy to fill the
place to which he aspires.
It is an open secret that Mr. Lobeck
was nominated by the democrats not
merely with a view to seducing Swedish-
American republicans from their path
of political duty, but also to create a
breach In republican lines and carry
with It a general desertion of other can
didates on the ticket It now behooves
Swedish-American republicans to vindi
cate their honor and prove their devo
tion to the principles of the republican
party by loyally supporting Its candi
OPPOSITION TO ROOHItrKLT.
Reports of opposition to President
Roosevelt and of efforts in certain quar
ters to defeat him for nomination by the
next republican national convention are
not at all surprising. His position re
garding the combinations which are be
lieved to be violating the laws and his
manifest determination that the laws
applying to these combinations shall be
enforced have Incited against him the
hostility of the trust magnates and
those who support the monopolistic
policy they stand for. A prominent In
diana republican Is reported as saying
that he bad been very much Impressed
with the exteut and force of this hos
tility, particularly In New York, and he
advised those who are supposed to be
looking after th political Interests of
the president that the fences of hi own
state ahould be immediately repaired.
This gentleman said that the grounds
of objection to Mt. Roosevelt, both
among the politicians and the business
community, seem to be vague and un
reasonable. "The general sentiment ap
pears to be based upou bis hostility to
the trusts and much of it can be traced
directly to the decision In the Northern
Securities merger case. At the same
time It Is admitted that President
Roosevelt bed nothing whatever to do
with the enactment of the law upon
which that decision wa baaed." The
complaint of course Is thst he Is re
sKinslble for the proceedings that have
been Instituted against the combinations
la other words that he ha faithfully
performed hi sworn duty to see thst
the laws are enforced, without fear or
MAY 3, 1903.
favor. A New York correspondent of a
Chicago paper says': "When you get
down to business and ask what the
president's opponents Intend to do to de
feat his nomination and election they
will tell you first that the. republican
national committee will not be able to
collect any funds In business circles,
and, second, that the railroad Influence
throughout the country will be used
against him. Details are not given, but
only the general threat that unless he
mends his ways and shows a different
disposition toward the 'money Interests'
and 'business Interests' of the country
the railway king will organise their
employes against him."
There are not lacking Indications
of this hostility to Mr. Roosevelt. It
has been plainly disclosed by newspaper
champions of the combinations, con
spicuous among which Is the New York
Sun. It will have no Influence, It can
be confidently asserted, on the course of
the president and if it have any effect
upon the people It will be to strengthen
him In their confidence. The action
which the president has taken for the
suppression of illegal combinations and
for putting a check upon monopolistic
movements has the unqualified approval
of the great majority of the people.
The power of the combinations Is great.
No one will be disposed to underrate It
But we do not believe It can prevail
against the popular demand for a presi
dent who fearlessly and faithfully in
sists that the Interests of the people
shall be protected against monopoly and
that corporations which exist in viola
tion of the laws shall not be tolerated.
We think It unmiestlonable that Tresl
dent Roosevelt is at this time stronger
, 41w, . . , .
... .u n,,,u.r commence man ever oe-
iore nnn uis nomination next yenr Is as
certain as any future political event can
NATIONS AT THIS AX POSITION.
The events of the past week at St
Louis may reasonably be expected to
stimulate feeling abroad favorable to
the great exposition In that It Is open a
yeor hence and which there Is every
reason to believe will be ready at the
appointed time. The representatives of
foreign governments have learned from
personal observation what Is contem
plated and they know that the men who
are in charge of this great enterprise
have the ability, the energy and the
means nt their command to accomplish
what they have set out to do. The visit
to St Louis of the diplomats of Euro
pean governments has given them an
Insight into what Is proposed that will
enable them to Intelligently Inform their
governments and we venture to predict
that they will give an account of the
prospect that will be entirely satis
factory to the managers of the expo
sition. So far as appears there Is a very gen-
eral disposition abroad to be well ren-
resented at the Louisiana Purchase Ex-
.v.. '"". ""?re la every
reason to expect, will have a magnifl-
cent exhibit. The appointment of the
Prince of Wale aa chairman of the
British royal commissioners, a manifes
tation of the king's Interest in the exposi
tion, promises to have a most salutary
effect in inducing British manufacturers
to send their products here. The prince
himself Is showing a most enthusiastic
interest in the matter. At a meeting of
the commissioners a few days ago he
urged British manufacturers to make a
generous display of their goods, point
ing out the good results reasonably to
be expected from doing so
It Is altogether probable that thi.
" " ",lPeiner Prooauie that tbl ap-
peal to the manufacturers of England
win nave some influence upon those of
other foreign countries. It has been re -
nnrted thnf tho ma ..,..,.,.
" ui ver-
many will Ignore the exposition, but muBt furnish 'the president with a gratify
thia seems hardly credible. They are lng reminder of the fact that ha hit upon a
shrewd business men, who are looking
for every opportunity to extend their
,o m V " exiena weir
trade. Whatever may be their Irrlta-
tlon In consequence of American compe-
tltlon, It Is most Improbable that they
win "Dite off their noses" by bovoottlnsr ,nie"Bl "'"pa" -at
T..i- i.i . ous sdmonltlons concerning race auiclde.
U1. mbh.uu. n iBUrea
mat r ranee will lnve a splendid ex-
hlblt of her arts and manufactures for
Of all forelirn cniintrl h
. .. '
reeis tne greatest pride In this com-
memoratlon of the most Important event
In her relation with the United Statea
Other European countries, when they
nave neen Drought to fully realise, as
tney undoubtedly will be by their rep-
rcsemauvea uere. tne scone of th.
Louisiana Purchase Exposition, will
make generous provision for the ex
hibition of their products and resources.
so mat it seems safe to predl-t that the
foreign display nt St Louis will be the
largest and finest ever niartA r
ir mere Is a man on the republican
council ticket who Is not In every way
superior to his opponent In the race, he
haa not been pointed out. With every
one of them elected Omaha will have
a business council thst may be depended
on to attend to the public business with
out waiting for the aid or consent of
tne corporation managers.
A Leas Felt Want.
Philadelphia North American.
Why doesn't Mr. Carnegie begin nearer
home and give a tempi of pescs te the
Bat Tinea Hits Cksagtl.
Detroit Free Press.
There was a time when visit to th pop
would hare cost Edward his throne, his
head snd a lot of other personal property.
Aa Override Melaa.
Tb original syndicate thst underwrote
th steel trust deal has Just cut a $60,000,
000 melon sad dlsbsnded. And there sr
person who wonder St workmea organising
and demanding mors pay.
A Toe far Paaalaalata.
Tba permanent retirement of the Declara
tion of Independence In It original docu
ment will furnish flu subject tor pessi
mists who Ilk to pick ut gruesome mea
of th universal disintegration of aU talsg
PERSONAL AND OTHESWIIB,
Tie bolsterousnees of May day might b
forgiven tt It was accompanied by a bunch
ot hot sir.
The "ehlld-llte and bland" Chinee Is
wlaa enough to keep the apare cards Op
bis sleeve when Adamtad hedges.
Some significance may be extracted from
the fart that President Roosevelt did not
encounter the April frost in Nebraska.
It coat a New York man $3.40 for trying
to draw a trolley car with his teeth. Out
west he could hang on a strap tor & centa.
Cleveland has organised a club ot bald
headed men. This Is the Brat inatance on
record of halrlesa aages flocking together
for protection snd sympathy.
Tb Indianapolis Journal la no longer
controlled by the News boys. Hereafter the
paper will ruitls along with common every
day news and Charley Henry.
Benjamin Thaw, brother-in-law ot the
earl ot Yarmouth, refused to thaw out
during the hitch. To ask him to melt In
April weather was too much for his tem
per. It Is fortunate for Edward II that he Is
familiar with the highways and byways
of political cemeteries. Experience will
be helpful In locating the hole In the
New York's noted grafter, when ques
tioned In Sing Sing prlaon, gave his occu
pation as "gentleman." Gentleman, like
the mantis of charity, covers a multitude
Myalgia la tba doctor's name for a
apecles of rheumatism caused by handling
large bunchea of money. No matter what
terrors the name contains, people will take
Tho staff of the governor of Georgia at
the world's fair dedication waa so large and
resplendent In the trappinga ot colonels
that It overflowed the grounds and hit
the plks. There la where the Goorgls
American helresaee anxious to emulate
'h9 'rl h, p'? tb Pited P"" tw
s moldy title with s loafer attached ean do
B0 by .Mwerin, the advertieement of two
German counts In the New York Herald.
Tncr ,eek "marriage with ladles" possess
Ing from half to two millions of good
American coin. Half a million each Is
dead cheap for remnants of royalty.
Philip Doblln, the versatile genius who
executed a marvelous somersault before s
congressional committee last February,
waa before s New York court recently.
charged with Jumping a board
merciful solomon ot the bench remarked
that as Phil was a politician abandoned
by hla friends he was not responsible for
his sets. He was ordered to go and Jump
A ministerial reformer in New York, de
siring to acquire a bunch of warm Informa
tion at Drat hand, halted at the box office
of a theater where "A Fool and His
Money" held the boards. The domlnls
wanted to know If the play taught the les
son suggested by the title. "It will cost
you $1.60 to And out," remarked the box
office man. The remark whetted the
curiosity of th dominie and he parted
with his money.
PRESIDENT MADE A HIT.
Pvpalar Interest Excited by
The sddreas of Mary A. Llvermore
Boston, In which she took iasue with Presl
dent Roosevelt on the "rsce suicide" quea-
!,on' fn of evidences of tba
intensely bumsn Interest when he ventured
to chide Americans for th growing habit
of having small families. No utterance of
th prealdent has excited such lively snd
extended discussion as th one in which he
declared It to be the patriotic duty of
Americana to rats large families of chil-
In taking laaue with the president Mrs.
"The need la not more children, but bet
ter ones. It would not be race suicide If
we were to have more homes Into which
only two or three children were born,
quality snd character signify more than a
Whether this sentiment Is generally in
dorsed or not no on will be Inclined to
underestimate the value sod importance of
"Quality" In th rearing ct children. Th
only lroubl, wlth the argument of Mrs.
uvermor I that th tendency to have
fewer children does not conduce to the da
1 velopmnt ot better ones, ss on might b
I led to suppose
I ,,.,.,.,, v.- h. At.r...lnn
,lT 100,0 of PPu'sr interest when ha
Uck,ed the " ulct,1" Jstlon In his
ylgoroui brttty nd candid style. His
auditorium speech on the Monro doctrine,
hla dlscuaslon of truat legislation and revl-
,lon tne tariff, sr all ot slight popular
Hls abl plea for a larger navy did not
evok such popular concern aa bis pies for
I larger families
All of which ahows that when the presl-
I ilnnt wants tn arouse Dooular enthusiasm
h. mu.t touch MD thou domeatio tooie.
that era close to tb live of th people and
which he handles with such rare felicity
'nd re,re,Illn ""0'
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S SlCt I, A IS (HOT AT TH tHMNT.
Baltimore Amerlcsa: The reverend gen
tleman who was Investigating the Sunday
it.., in Nnw York Is said to
ot the j
have "emptied, th beer glaaaes
Annda mtrnna In their faces."
where else does one want a glass ot beer
LoulsvlHs Courler-Jonrnsl: The Rev.
William Dixon ot Trovldcnce, R, I., be
been dlsmlseed from church because of
plagiarism, which he admitted. Th dif
ference between Mr. Dixon snd most other
plagiarlsta, both in snd out of the pulpit,
la thst Mr. Dixon admits his offense.
Chicago Chronicle: Let us hop that the
Nebraska clerical dignitary who has beco
arrested for shooting songbirds will re
ceive the stripes ot Justice well laid oa.
Apart from the absolute brutality Involved
In killing larks snd robins th proceeding
Is an open violation of th law, which I
particularly disgraceful to a clergyman.
Indianapolis Journal: Thst waa a tunny
message which the Protestant Alliance ot
London wired to King Edward's secretary
at Rom expressing Its "Intense regret that
our Protectant King Intenda to visit th
pope,, who la described in the" homilies of
our established church ss sntl-Chrlst." It
Is not likely that King Edward's orthodoxy
or morals will receive sny harm from an
Interview with the good old man in th
Minneapolis Tiroes: Th Almighty It
blamed for so many things In this world
that It Is not surprising to learn that
Mrs. Hetty Green has recently said 'Mod
seema to bless me In my suits In court"
The case In court referred to was one
against a Presbyterian church over th
foreclosure of s mortgage, out of which
Mrs. Green managed to get $1,600 more
than ahe had asked for In the first place.
The Inference of Hetty's remark Is thst
Providence is for some reason displease!
with the Presbyterian church.
He Are you superstitious?
She Not a bit.
He Well, then, I enn make a clean breast
of It. You are my thirteenth bride. New
"Why do you think the affair la platonlcT''
"Because neither has any money and both
want It." Chicago Poet.
He Well, you were no chicken when I
She No? Considering what I got I wa
an early bird of some sort. Detroit Free
"My gracious! denr," aald thx Chlcsgo
bridegroom, "you were awfully nervous
during the ceremony."
"Yes, lt'a my nature," replied the fair
Chicago bride. "1 suppose I'll be Just os
nervous the next time. "Chicago Tribune.
"Do you believe In luck?"
"Sometimes. Bee that fat woman with
the red hat over thereY"
"Twenty-two yeHra ago ahe refused to
marry me." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"He's so foolish," said the one In whit.
"Foolish?" returned the one In gray.
"Yes. Why. he wants me to marry him."
"Oh, then he la foolish." Chicago Post.
Clara Does Harry help you With the
Harriet-Well, he hanga the pictures
crooked and doea the grumbling. Detroit
"What do men do when they get In the
"Why, they do corporatlona, my son."
Kate Is there much difference In their
Nell Oh, yea. Her father gela a aalary,
and his father gets wages. Somervllle Jour
nal. She She calls herself M-a-e, but th
lan't the way her nam appear tn in
He Perhapa ahe doesn't think the Tamil r
Bible ahould be accepted literally. puck.
SERMONS I FLOWERS.
W. D. Neablt in Chicago Tribune.
("The flower appear on th earth, th
time of the ainglng of birds Is come, and
the voice of the turtle la heard In our land."
The Song ot Solomon II, 12.)
Th common kind o' flowers! Lord, you
made a lot o' them I
Th daisy In the medder Is aa clean a sny
The wild rose In th thicket la th ripest
kind o' red
It' purty, and lt'a happy look at how It
holds Its head!
Them little dutchmen's breaches Is a fa
vorite o' mine;
I like to stumble on 'em with my eyes, an'
catch their shine.
An, then, the johnny-Jump-upa, noddln'
sort wnen I go by,
as blue an' glad an'
ca'm midsummer sky.
helpful ss the
The blaxln' dogwood blossoms 1 How they I
flash along the road . .'
Come a-bloomin' In a minute, till a feller
thinks it's snowed!
Lord, the hawtree holds a sermon that Is
sent direct from you;
An' the bendln' cherry branches, an' the
elder bushes, too.
There's the perky dandelion bobbin' up sq
fresh an' bold.
Till the whole enduring hillside has lti
polkydota of gold:
the bloraomin' May apple, hldln' Under-
neam tne treea.
Sends a tlngltn' sort o' flower till It coaxes
out the bea.
The common kind o' flowers! Lord, I guess
they like to grow
An' to Mil the air with gladneaa Just be
cause you love them ao.
Lord I try to understand them an' my
heart beata In accord
When I bend an' whisper to m: "For this
blessing, thank the Lord!".
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