Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 14, 1903, EDITORIAL SHEET, Page 14, Image 14

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Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
be for roe this Slat day of May, A. D. lftt.
(Seal.) Notary Public.
The South American monopoly on rev
olutions hat boen broken.
Joseph Chamberlain can now write a
thrilling story entitled "My Harrow
Escape." v
In due time after the commencement
period has passed the graduate with grit
and sense will wake up.
Society note J. rierpont Morgan gra
ciously honored King Edward with his
presence at the king's last levee.
After all, history shows that many a
king has lost his head over a woman and
then lost the crown over his head.
Peopla traveling to Chicago will do
well to provide for emergencies by car
rying lunch botes along with tlietn.
We may not be able to get a "Fourth
less July," as suggested by the Chicago
Tribune, but we might have a "tireless
Surely Pension Commissioner Ware
could not have known what a hornets'
nest he was stirring or he would have
set his words to soothing poetry.
In the meantime the sick twin of Eu
rope, familiarly known as the sultan of
Turkey, maintains a condition of robust
food health well protected against as
sassins. The last of the fighting McCooks has
succumbed to the final battle. But when
the crisis comes again, if it ever comes,
the nation will not want for more fight
ing families.
A New York court In deciding a con
tested wilt case has ruled incidentally
that love at 90 is not necessarily Insan
ity. It all depends on the object of the
old age affection.
Mlnnesota Is having a troublesome I
contention over the payment of beet
sugar bounty claims. Having gone
through a similar experience, Nebraska
can tender heartfelt sympathy.
If there Is a college or university In
the country that is not holding out both
bands for more bequests and endow
ments, it should enter the lists at once
for a prize as tu eduvatlonal freak.
The presidency of the University of
Virginia has no temptation for Mr.
Cleveland. Another presidency, how
ever, might possibly lure him from the
privacy of his New Jersey retirement.
If the new Servian king has to defend
his title against all the pretenders who
may set up a claim to royal parontngo
through the profligate Milan, be will
have little time for anything else during
his reign.
The term of compulsory military serv
ice in France is to be reduced from throe
years to two years. It la only a matter
of time when the nations of Europe will
hate to come to the American system of
voluntary military service, at leust in
time of peace.
One of the eastern religious weeklies
brashly declares that the bequest of
over $2,000,000 to rrlnceton seminary
gives it quite as larr an endowment as
Is good for such an institution, Poor
students preparing for the ministry
could not be expected to acquire the
meekness and humility necesssiy for the
Cloth if aurruuuditl by too mm'h pomp
and luxury.
Just to show It law abiding dtsposi
tlon the Northern Securities company
will obey the court ninml.itp for the re
turn to the foi vn r owner of the roll
road securities U wns orgi-uiicnl to hold
and to vote, but it wl'l try to get tlio
decision revertM-U by the I ultort States
supreme cour Jrt Mie -mi-. f-' .m'j
Its appeal win ojt, it would sou Ue-
velop that It had atrlng on all the re-
turned stocks.
orxtn wtAS vr jutasALiSM.
The leading spirits of the Omaha
Business Men's association have very
queer ronceptions of the functions of
the press. Their ideal of the news
pspor Is formed on strictly mercantile
lines. They look upon the newspaper
as they would upon a country store
whose proprietor has goods on the shelf
or In the cellar to barter away or to
sell for cash and they cannot compre
hend why the editorial policy of the
paper should not be dictated from the
business office.
With the merchant and the banker
money talks and the man who pays
first is served first, and the man who
buys the largest quantity of goods gets
the lowest price. From that point of
view the refusal of a newspaper to al
low its business office to dictate the
policy, whether in the interest of one
patron or all the patrons, is incompre
hensible. If they wonld give the mat
ter a moment's thought, however, they
would be convinced that a newspaper
that prostltutea its columns and sells
Its opinions on any question is not
merely dangerous to the publlo welfare,
but should be despicable in the eyes of
all honest men.
That there are such newspapers pub
lished there is no doubt, but like the
hybrid in nature they are Impotent and
powerless either to create or mould pub
lic opinion. An honest journal must
Strive above all things to maintain a
reputation above the suspicion of
nhllty. Its editorial opinions and Its
general policy must at fell times remain
unaffected and uncontrollable by patron
age in any shape or form.
It has been the proud record of The
Dee that at ho. stage of its career. In
times of adversity and business depres
sion as well as In times of prosperity,
hos It ever allowed itself to be swerved
by mercantile Interests or pecuniary
benefits. If the reportorlal or editorial
columns of The Bee had been a mer
rhantable commodity it could have
raked In hundreds of thousands of dot
In rs In the course of the last thirty
years, and Its editor would have been
the most popular man with the cor
porations and political Jobbers who has
ever stepped foot on Nebraska soil.
The opinions of a purchasable editor
have no weight and his advice no fol
lowers. If the editorial policy of The
Bee had been shaped by its business
office It could have readily made profita
ble deals with public works contractors
and public utility corporations, and in
stead of fighting the battles of the
people against public plunderers it
would hare fought the battles of the
corporations and rings that have
gnawed at the vitals of our state and
city from year to year.
If The Bee had been 8 merchantable
commodity, the efforts of the Real Es
tate exchange to compel the francblsed
corporations to bear their Just shore
of the burdens of taxation would have
been futile, abd public opinion In the
state would not have been awakened
to the enormity of railroad tax-shlrklng.
It is because The Bee has -stood up
fearlessly in season and out of season
for what in Its best Judgment would
promote the general public welfare, and
because it has battled for what it be
lieves to be light 8nd opposed what
it believes to be wrong at any cost and
any sacrifice, that It enjoys the confi
dence and respect of the masses, and
takes rank with the great newspaper
of America that may always be de
pended on to discuss all great public
questions and Issues without fear or
favor from the broad standpoint
good government and humanity.
In an address a few days ago at the
celebration of the one hundred and
fiftieth anniversary of the Incorporation
of the town of Greenfield, Mass., Sen
ator Lodge made some remarks that It
would perhaps be well for men of
won 1 tli conornllv tr mushier. It la nn-
, ...... . . , . .
... M thof mon
j this country that our wealthy men fall
to contribute as they should to the
benefit of society, that they are ever
lastingly bound up to the Idea of ad
vancing their own interests and wel
fare and are to a very large extent In
different to the needs of that great
public from which tbey have derived
their fortunes.
As a matter of fact, however, the
wealthy men of the United States are
the most generous in the world in their
benefactions and it Is a little remarka
ble that our people generally Seem to
utterly fall to appreciate this fact.
Take the statistics, if you please, of the
last dozen years of what Our wealthy
men In America have given to public
Institutions, to say nothing of charity,
and compare them with the benefac
tions of the wealthy men. of foreign
countries, and It will be seen that the
Americans are very greatly ahead of
any other country. Still there are peo
ple here who feel that our wealthy men
are not doing all they ought to do In
the Interest of the many demands for
pecuniar assistance.
Senator Lodge urged that one peril of
an accumulation of fortunes and a con
centration of capital la that of Irre
sponsible wealth and the idea he sought
to Impress was that whatever contrib
uted to the tyranny of wealth or to its
undue power in the commonwealth la
dangerous to the welfare of the state.
The Massachusetts senator said:
"Wealth which recognizes its duties and
obligations is in its wise and generous
res n source of great good to the
coirnsrn'ty. But wealth which, if in
active, neglects the duty it owes to the
co-nmunlty, is deaf to the cry of suffer
Itf, seeks not to remedy Iguoranoe and
turns Its back upon charity, or which.
If actively employed, aims to disre
gard the law, to prevent its enforce
ment, or by purchase to control leglsla
'on. l Irresponallde. aud. therefore.
j lUmrerwa to Itself and to others."
Over against this, the senator pointed
J out, la the peril of the demagogue, wne
would seek to create classes and then
set one class against another, ''the
deadliest enemies to our liberty and
our democracy that the wit of man
could Imagine."
The responsibilities of wealth are
very great and they ere Increasing from
year te year. It is an impressive fart,
which should not fail to receive the
serious attention of those who are ac
cumulating wealth.
huxuA Btruixc iucctsS.
"I do not know what advice to give
you, for there is ranch obvious advice,"
declared President Woodrow Wilson In
bis final word to the Princeton gradu
ates last week, "yet I would say, Do
not seek succeseseek honor." And
President Wilson went on to explain
that there la no need to tell young peo
ple to seek success because the Instinct
of success la In all of ua, but should
put honor before success. "It is not
disgraceful," he added, "to go down
having failed if we leave some men
who know that we would not forfeit a
good name for mere gncces8.H
While many words of wisdom are
pouring Into the ears of our young
men and women just setting out from
college walla, it la donbtful If any more
appropriate admonition could te
offered an admonition tbat applies
equally to the strong men and women
battling bravely In the world of achieve
ment at All stages of their careers.
Everything hinges upon the standard
by which we measure our success.
Success" counted ht dollars and cents
may be dazzling, btlt If It Is merce
nary simply it cannot be substantial.
Success gauged by social or commer
clftl position likewise looks at only one
side of the problem. If financial inde
pendence or social prestige la to be
won only by fliahonorabfe methods.
such success may be more blighting
than failure.
Honor before sneceM is but another
wfly of saying honorable success. It
Is useless to disguise the fact that hN-
tory discloses a constantly changing
idea of What constitutes honor and
whnt action Is honorable. In the days
of the medieval robber batons, loot
and pillage were no marks of disgrace,
but In this twentieth century ra no
man an come by anything honestly If
he thereby deprive Another of some
thing that rightfully belongs to him.
Our code of honor today Is higher by
far than It ever was before, and the
constantly advancing' Ideal of honora
ble dealing Is one of the distinguishing
signs of progressive Civilization. Some
things that pass as honorable now, win
not be1 so recognized a few decades
hence. It Is the duty of cultured
people having the highest educational
advantages not only to put honor be
fore success, but to contribute In every
Way possible toward raising the tests
of honorable success.
ctiAtattgnLAim Aitb mm cninca.
The not very distant future may show
that Mr. Chamberlain haa a longer head
than his critics. In the matter of the
grain tax, levied as one of the means
of carrying on the Brltlsh-Boer war,
which the government haa Just re
mitted, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Ritchie contended that it was "properly
imposed as the result of a great na
tional emergency." Granted; but what
a nation has once done, a nation may
again d in Such natters. Mr. Cham
berlain In his estimate 6f the necessity
for closer relations between the mother
country and the colonies, for the com
mon good of all In the face of oom
petltors and enemies increasing in
strength and aggressiveness, thinks he
sees a great national emergency and
one that le likely te become perma
nent. The Colonial secretary has given
the matter much thought. As it pre
sents itself to him It Shows en enier
gency, Indeed, in comparison with
which the incident UAed to justify the
late grain tax must sink into absolute
Insignificance. In the colonial secre
tary's view, the question he has raised
involves the preservation of the pres
tige and position of his country among
the nations of the earth. If his coun
trymen do not appear to see the matter
in the same light that he does now, he
need not consider as hopeless the task
which he apparently has set himself of
converting them. Greater feats in that
line have been accomplished In modern
British history. Wllberforce'a was such
a one. That of Cobden was at least ten
tlmee greater.
Mr. Chamberlain, familiar aa he un
doubtedly is with the parliamentary
history of his country, roust at this
moment find great encouragement from
an analogy afforded by the closing year
of Cobden's agitation and the opening
days of his own. The cabled report
ef the debate In Parliament Tuesday
night says it Is predicted that "the gov
ernment will relegate the thorny ques
tion of a tariff preference to a royal
commission, which will insure time for
a full consideration of the matter an1
a thorough test of popular opinion."
Tills la practically what was done by
j the Peel administration in the last stage
of the Cobden movement, when at the
latter's request the proposal for free
trade was referred to committee of
Parliament for a public hearing. Free
trade became a law within some six
months afterwards. Mr. Chamberlain
must congratulate himself that his
proposition haa reached already the
dimensions of Importance that Cobden's
did after nine years of agitation, and
which render It impossible to be
brushed aside, and advance It to the
front place among public questions of
the hour.
While the Chamberlain proposal may
not find a place upon the statute hook
aa soon after Its governmental referet e
for public bearing as the greater change
in fiscal policy proposed by Cobden did,
yet there Is a likelihood on the whole
that the project for a doner commer
cial and political union with the colo
ulea will, la the nature of things, gain
In popularity among the English people
with time. Action In a commercial way
tending to distress British Industries
and trade on the part of prott ttlonlst
rivals will contribute to this result. So
would a narrow escape from actual war
with any one of these powerful com
petitors. The latter Is a menace which
may arise at any moment, with the
effect of bringing the British people to
a realizing sense of the need of ma
terial assistance from the colonies, and
the advisability of granting concessions
through the tariff In order to secure
It Then would be Mr. Chamberlain's
opportunity, and he well knows tbat hn
needs but wait perhaps a little while
to have It present Itself.
A week ago today President Roose
velt participated In the dedication at
Washington City of a church, he being
Identified with the denomination. He
delivered what it is perhaps proper to
call a sermon and It was charocterlzed
by a spirit of liberality that was en
tirely worthy of the chief executive of
the republic and has received less at
tention than In our Judgment It merits.
The president urged that not only the
particular church of which he was
speaking, but that nil American
churches, should give more attention to
looking after the spiritual Interests of
the people who come to this country
from abroad.
Referring to this an eastern pnper
says that in contrast with the llbercl
sentiments of the president "there are
sO'called statesmen who talk of pushing
the Immigrants back again into the sen
for no better reason than that they are,
poor, that they come from the south
of Europe and that they acknowledge
obnoxious creeds." It Is evident that
President Roosevelt does not shrtre in
this un-American spirit and that he will
not be found among those who ore
ready to close the gates of this republic
against all foreigners.
While tnere are still some serious
labor controversies throughout tho
country awaiting settlement, the tend
ency toward an adjustment of these
differences Is steadily Improving and
the prospect is brightening for a gen
eral adjustment that will contribute
most materially to the attainment of
what all conservative men, both In the
ranks of labor and of capital, most
earnestly hope for, the preservation of
Industrial peace. It Is a fact which no
one who has kept careful watch of the
progress of recent labor difficulties can
have failed to see, tbat a more rational
and conservative view of the relations
between labor and capital is being man
ifested on both sides and that there is a
growing disposition on the part of each
to Consider with greater deliberation
and In a less unprejudiced way the real
rights and interests of the other.
The labor troubles of the . past aud
present year, while begun under condi
tion that x cited. jnore or less passion
and bitterness, have really induced a
most serious ' contemplation and study
of the great problem involved which is
leading to a more common sense view
of the question than has ever before
been experienced In this country, or
perhaps in any other. Never before
have the relations between capital and
labor been so earnestly and intelligently
considered and discussed as during the
past year. Never before have the
principles underlying these great forces
been more thoroughly inquired into
than within the' very recent period
since the anthracite coal strike made a
demand for the Interposition of the
president of the United States In the In
terest . of the general public. How
marked has been the influence of the
Judgment rendered by the Anthracite
Strike commission upon public senti
ment and upon organized capital and
labor is obvious to everybody who bns
given intelligent attention to the mat
ter. The sound and indisputable princi
ples enunciated by the commission.
while having no legal force, have yet
been recognized by courts as worthy of
recognition and have been acknowl
eqgea ry rotn mnor apa capital as
founded upon wise, Just and equitable
principles. It Is true that there has not
been shown on all hands a disposition
to acquiesce in the views ond opinions
of the commission, but the tendency In
this direction Is so manifest as to Jus
tlfy the belief that inthe not remote
future the general sentiment will ac
cept unquestionlngly the principles laid
down by that body In defining the true
relations between capital and labor and
the duties and obligations of each In
respect to the public.
We confidently believe that progress,
substantial ond sure. Is being made to
ward that great goal which ought to be
first In the aim of the American people,
permanent industrial peace, and we can
not doubt that Its ultimate attainment
Is as certain as anything dependent
upon human agency. Let no one
despair of a flnnl and satisfactory de
termination In this country of the true
relations between capital and lnlmr.
One thing that strikes us rather forel
bly In connection with the rival power
canals Is that Omaha will need no mid
dleman or middle corporation to supply
electric lights for street Illumination.
There certainly would be no valid reason
why Oiiiiilm should buy Its light from
an electric lighting company whenever
It can procure Its supply of electricity
directly from a power canal and thus
effect a saving of the profits which the
middleman expects to get from ladling
out electric light second-hand.
Omaha has declared for municipal
ownership of electric lights and other
utilities, and the mayor and council are
pledged to this policy. It is as plain as
the nose on a man's face that Omaha
will fabricate its own electric lights 9t
no distant day, unless it can buy its
electric current from aa electric power
company at a much lower price than It
can be produced by steam power. In
other words. Omaha will do Its own mu
nicipal lighting whether It has to bulkl
or acquire a plant for that purpose or
buy electric current directly from a
power cannl company. The only way
the Thomson-Houston company can en
ter Into a future contract with Omaha is
by building the canal and supplying the
light directly at n lower price than It
can be fabricated by a municipal plant.
If retribution mere administered
promptly everywhere to public officers
who repudiate platform pledges, as has
been administered by Tom L. Johuson
to the Ohio democratic legislators who
supported a fifty-year street railway
franchise for Cincinnati in defiance of
the party's declaration, platform pledges
would some day count for something.
To make good his declaration that none
of the turncoats should be returned
Mayor Johnson Invaded the county of
one of them and by personal appeals
compassed the defeat of his aspirations
for renomluatlon. The trouble generally
is that the public memory Is too often
too short to harbor up the misdeeds of
the sell-out lawmaker and to keep his
bad record confronting him whenevor he
bobs up for a new commission.
Columbia university has recently come
Into possession of the most complete
collection of anarchistic books, Journals,
newspapers, pamphlets, posters, manu
scripts, photographs, songs, etc., origi
nally published In all pnrts of the world
and in something like fifteen different
languages. It is to be hoped that none
of the students who may be set to work
to dissect tills nccunaulution may be
come Inoculated with the virus, as the
supply of spontaneous anarchists seems
quite equal to the demand without any
additional marte-to-order recruits. The
best thing for the university library to
do is to quarantine the uew collection
and permit no one within the red-light
area who is not vaccinntionproof against
the anarchy disease.
The province of the Omnha weekly
press of the mercenary brand is chiefly
to make merchandise of principles and
hold tip anybody that is willing to be
Great Opening; for Genius.
Chicago News.
The hour is ripe for the brainy engineer
wno catt figure cut ho to store up flood
Haters and set them to work Irrigating the
country's arid places.
Turn on the Light.
AVashlngtbn Post.
The editor of the Commoner has Issued
another ultimatum. In which he declares
'We will never aocept any compromise
With gold democrats." Who Is the other
one of th "we?"
A Thrilling: root Note.
Chicago Post.
Let all minor matters, such as the British
tariff discussion, labor troubles, Russia and
the Jews, etc., be set aside while we ex
amine the new cotillon devised by the dan
cing masters' convention.
An I'nfortunato Omission.
Washington Post.
The exports of the Agricultural depart
ment have figured out that bugs destroy
$250,000,000 worth of grain, cotton and veg
etables In this country every year. To this
amount should ba added, to ascertain the
real cost of the luxury, the salaries and ex
penses of the men who have mad this dis
covery. Heclproctl Favor.
Philadelphia Record.
In connection wUh postofflce revelations
a oase of pur disinterestedness Is men
tioned. Samuel Speich, who on Friday last
entered ball in $20,000 for the appearance of
Inspector Machen, some Urn ago gave up
$2,000 poaltlon in order to become Ma-
chen's bookkeeper, with a salary of $1,600.
So friendly a move aa that evidently de
serves recognition.
Byproducts of Greatness.
Boston Transcript.
The controversy over the marital troubles
of the late Thomas Carlyle le waxing as
warm as If It were the case of some live
earl, or msrquls, and his wife. Why not
let the Carlyles rest In the peace they never
enjoyed while living? You can dig out
heaps of scraps In the history of almost
any family If you are looking for these un
pleasant by-products of greatness.
Story with it Moral.
Brooklyn Eagle.
A man writes to the Eagle to Inquire:
"How should Christians treat the Jews?"
This Is the way one Christian treated one
Jew. It Is an old story, but worth the re
telling. The late William M. Evarts se
cured for Edward Lauterbaeh .$2,700 in a
law case In which Mr. LauterMeh's hill
was only $1,110. lauterbaeh' thankful ac
knowledgment was: "Almost thou persuad
est me to be a Christian."
Mota-Eaten Tramping; ot Colles-c
Shonlil He Banlhet.
Saturday Evening Post.
A rich, self-made Chicago man ha put
himself to a great deal of trouble to write
a book tending to show by statistics and
other facts that for purposes of success In
business the college education is a failure.
Many of the college people are laughing at
him and beyond question he does go to
the extreme of an extreme. At th same
tlrre the man la honest, and the sound Idea
In his book will bear fruit.
Ther Is a theory that the body can be
properly developed only by form of manual
labor which are otherwise absolutely use
less. Hence a boy scorns to learn farming
or gardening or a trade, and spends years
In studying foot ball, hand ball, polo and
billiards. There Is a theory that the mind
can be properly developed anly by forms of
mental labor which are otherwise abso
lutely useless.
Let the ordinary college graduate hon
estly answer this question: Except for
"making a front." how much use have your
Iatln and Greek, your analytical geometry
and differential calculus, ever leen to you?
The fuct Is that at the basis of much
"sport" and much "higher education" lies
the notion that there is superiority in
ability to do, or plausibly to profess ability
to do, what the maw of mankind haa not
had the leisure to learn to do.
As the run of humanity Is secretly snob
bish, the craving for ornaments that are
supposed to constitute the "gentleman,"
for the useless hands and Impeding frll
lerles that are supposed to constitute th
"lady." would perish Indefinitely but for
on unsurmountable fact. That Is more
and moi th world is getting to he
place where only th worker, only th
lusty, allv "hustler" can maintain a foot
hold. And the college will hav to recog
a th fact and to drop their beloved.
moth-eatsa trappings ef msdlaavaUaia,
Washington Pot: A Brooklyn bishop
ha decided to establish a fir Insurance
company for the benefit of his church. W
haa always supposed that fir Insuranc
was a part of the church creed, anyway.
Pittsburg IMspatch: That western church
which has advised Its member to eschew
th M of the telephone probably found
a basis for Its action In the provocation of
profanity which Sum kinds of service fur
nish. Baltimore American: At a church synod
lately the bride's promise to obey was
stricken out of the marriage service. Syn
ods need not worry themselves about the
matter. The brides hav long ago at
tended to the matter with a thoroughness
and energy which leaves nothing to b
Moston Globe: The Tresbyterlan minister
at Oswego, N. Y., who has made a con
tract with a billposter to hill the city ad
vertising his sermons, has shocked the con
servative element of the place, but he may
get an audience. Later on, also, ho may
learn that the best place to advertise Is In
the newspapers.
Chicago Post: Ther Is wisdom in the
suggestion of the Brooklyn divine who de
clares that th churches should form a
"combine" along the lines of the Steel
trust. Fortunately, moreover, there are
enough pious and prominent cltisen con
nected with both the churches and the
trusts to supervise th Job and bring it to
Outlook! Commercialism in politics, with
Its characteristic venality, and the deca
dent civic spirit which at one satlrlxes
It and tolerates It both In municipal and
state administration, have long been a
matter of notorious Infamy, In the eyes
of civilised nations our national shame
and reproach. The details of this political
profligacy that have been published during
the last six months have at length burned
Into the conscience of the churches a con
viction of the moral danger threatening
the national life, and of their own duty to
sound the alarm and urge the remedy. En
couraging notes ef the awakening con
science demanding a moral revival and
reformation have been sounded recently in
various branches of the church, and it 1
nOn too soon.
School graduates ar the real exponents
of optimism, and June Is their time to
Hon. Joe Chamborlaln Is in a position
to appreciate the full force of the late Dill
Allen's remark about making the vote "too
d -d unanimous."
An Indiana merchant, filled with the
spirit, burned his stock of tobacco as a
druidlcal offering for hi past sins. The
Stock burned well. It wai built that way.
Hetty Green Is Said to be the owner of
a $12,600 automobile. It is barely possible
Hetty Is getting gay In her old age. but
that she Is getting extravagant perish the
A German scientist is about to Investi
gate the internal economy of "process but
ter" tn Chicago, lie: might attain the
same end more expeditiously by blowing
out the gas.
For th present at least Kansas la not
disposed to pre th lawsuit agatnst Colo
rado for a larger shar of th waters of
mountain streams. It is believed Kansas
could b persuaded to loan Colorado a few
Several cities are congratulating them
selves on the prospect of a noiseless
Fourth of July. In. this Instance, at least,
anticipation and realisation will not pull
together not if Young America knows
himself. . .
. In condemning the us of telephones aa
a sinful practice th old order of German
Baptist display considerable wisdom.
There ar times when It 1 mighty hard
to us th telephone without smashing
one of the ten commandments.
Former Senator E3. O. Wolcott of Colo
rado has been retained aa counsel in a
slander suit between card clubs at Glen
wood Springs. The ex-enator's vitriolic
tongue and his rainbow vest will surely
make the slanderer look like thirty cents.
Som.i envious fellow discovered that a
bridge under In Chicago has been drawing
a salary of $600 a year for watching a
brldg that haa not been opened for two
years. 'Twas ever thus. Every time a
man falls onto a good thing some nous
mortal pulls his hammer and gets busy.
Here and there a dash of pathos mingles
with the tragedy of th nood. A Sedalta,
Mo., paper reports that "W. M. Johns Is
nursing a hugs boll en his neck and Is
unable to attend the present series of base
ball games." To "get It In the neck"
vnder such circumstances sounds the
depths of sorrow.
A touching Incident of the flood at St.
Louis commands half a column editorial
In a local pnper. During a tumult occa
sioned by the rising waters a watchful
levee officer hastened to the firing line and
in his rush overturned a can of foaming
beer. A swim of two blocks brought the
officer beyond the reach of the thirsty
Proposition to Change Name of Epis
copal Church Voted Down.
Boston Transcript.
Th majority ot dioceses In th Episcopal
church have so far-voted against a change
of nam. Nearly 2.UO0 clergy and 280,000
communicant have voted in the negative
and ill clergy and 21.000 communlcunts
have voted positively In the affirmative.
Some dioceses took no action, a few were
divided and other postponed the subject.
Ther are other diocese to be hoard from,
but these will not affect the result and
many of them will swell the negative vote.
After the apparent Interest In the change
of name, which flrst came In a demonstra
tive way from the wet, ther la now a lull
In th dUcusalon of the subject. Many
prominent clergymen of the advanoed
srhool who were expected to champion the
cause of the change have com out posi
tively against It. It I now loat. While It
may come up with a formidable front at
th general convention, to meet In this city
in tho fall of 1804. It la now believed by the
most conservative that th subject will b
quickly laid "Pn the table. Not a few of
the representative bishop hav treated the
matter Indifferently, and argued tren
uiualy that the church attend to "vaster
Issues." The unpopular side of this whole
discussion has been disclosed In the fact
that It 1 nothing more than an aeplratlon
of a certain typ of churchmen. The
have considered the name In th light of a
misrepresentation of their own claim. To
get rid of the legal title and obtain a his
torical nam would b th entering wedg
to other change. Tho so-called Catholic
party In th Episcopal church is not lumbering-
Recent events have proved that it
la well organised. Many of ita number
bold responsible position and hav in
creased their InHuenc. Hut th conserva
tlv east 1 also shrewd and far-sighted.
New Hampshire has voted positively for a
change, whll Main haa voted It down.
This seema strange to on familiar with th
tendencies In the repctlv dlooeaes, and
yet It do not alter th conviction that th
astern dioceses ar th strongest opponents
of the ohang.
Th matter may now be said to be set
tled, and th till of tb church will cer
tainly hav a nw leas of Uf for many
rears te come.
Ober" ttrlekea (roaa the Matrlaaeato
Rltnal of Oae thureh.
New York Mll and Kxpreas.
The general synod of the Reformed
Church in America has eliminated from th
bride's response, In Its marrlag service.
lh word "obey." A th Reformed Church
la one of the religious bodies which bellev
In making their forms correspond with
their communicants' real belief. It probably
feel that by this setlon It has merely
ratified the previous decision of tho Amer
ican wife, who has eliminated obdloce
rrom her rule or conduct.
That tho contractual theory of marrlsg
has taken deep hold of th people is evi
denced by uoh acts na this on the part of
religious bodies. The sacramental Idea In
marriage necessitate obedience nominally
on the part of the wife; but a a matter of
practice It I found. In such unions that
If the wife does not obey the husband, h
has to obey her.
The corollary of the contractual notion s
divorce. And It Is the duty of th Re
formed Church In America, together with
thst of all other religious bodies that have
abandoned tho Idea of authority In mar
riage, to tell how they ar going to espouse
th theory that marrlag la a contract,
with no commartd r.r duty te obey any
where, and also maintain the thesis that
divorce Is a great evil.
Undoubtedly American society Is Just
now In the position of choosing between
the old and the new, in this as In many
other thing. And thoe who see no se
curity for the marriage institution, no sur
foundation for the family, outside of an ad
herence to and vindication of the solemn
wortla "love, honor snd obey, till death do
us part," at least have consistency on their
,Ar''ntCan't 1 y a talking ma
chine? Mr. Watkyns-Not much! I'm marrld.
Bomervllle Journal.
He had married his typewriter,
nd .now'"..rhe "Bl ",h question I
wb eh of us will go t. the office snd which
will stay home and look after th house,
vt e are about equally unqualified for the
latter Job." Chicago Post.
Mrs. Popley Whst do you think? Baby
spoke her tlrnt word today!
Mr. Popley Well, well! And It won't b
many years before she'll be having the last
word. Philadelphia Press.
He Now, there's n woman t can't help
admiring. She is so easily satlsned; has
3Ueh plain tastes.
Khe 1 didn't know you knew her.
He I don't; it's her husband I know
Brooklyn Life.
I-ovett You don't believe in divorce then?
Hayter No, sir; I've got too much
sportin' blood.
lx)vett What has thnt to do with It?
Hayter I believe In a flght to the finish.
Philadelphia Catholic Standard.
Orumpygrump I wish church waa In the i hp , r(i 'l tjir Tllltrnillg.
Mrs. Qrump.VKrump Whv?
Grumpygrump Oh, I can sleep so much
better after dinner. Philadelphia Prees.
"is he rich?"
"Yes. indeed. '
"Are you sure?"
"I have evidence."
"What I? It?"
"He proposed to Mabel Jopes and ah
accepted lilm." Chicago Post.
(Flag Day, June 14.)
When Freedom from her mountain height.
Unfurled her standard to the air.
She tore the asure robe of night,
And set the stars of glory there!
She mingled with it gorgeoua dye
The milky baldric of .he skies,
And striped its pur celestial white.
With streaking of the morning light;
Then, from his mansion In th sun,
She called her eagle-bearer down
And gave into his mighty hand
The symbol ot her chosen land!
Majestic monarch of the cloud!
Who rear'st aloft thy regal form,
To hear th tempest trumping loud, .
And see the lightning lances driven,
When strlv th warrior of th storm.
And rolls th thunder-drum of heaven
Child of the sun! to thee 'tis glvan
To guard the banner of the free,
To hover in the sulphur smoke.
To ward away the battle-stroke,
And bid its biendings shine afar,
Like rainbows on the cloud of war,
The harbingers of victory!
Flag of the bravel thy folds 'hall fly,
The sign of hope and triumph nigh!
When speaks the signal-trumpet tone.
And the long line comes gle-'ming on,
Kre yet the life-blood, warn and wst.
Has dimmed th glistening bayonet,
Each soldier's eye shall brlght.y turn
To where thy sky-born glories burn.
And, as his springing steps advance.
Catch war and vengeance from the glanee.
And when the cannon-mouthing loud
Heave In wild wreath th battle shroud,
And gory sabre rise and fall
Like shoots of flame on midnight's pall,
Then shall thy meteor glances glow,
And cowering foe shall shrink beneath
Each gallant arm that strikes below
That lovely messenger of death.
Flag of the seas! on ocean wave
Thy stars shall glitter o'er the brave
When death, careering on the 'gale.
Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail,
And frighted waves rush wildly back
Before the broadside's reeling rack,
Each dying wanderer of the sen.
Shall look at once to heaven and the.
And smile to see thy splendor fly
In triumph o'er hi closing eye,
Flag of the free heart's hope and home,
By angel hands tn valor given I
Thy star have lit the welkin dome,
And nil thy hues were born In heaven.
Forever float that standard sheet!
Where breathes the foe but fulls before
With freedom's soli beneath our feet,
And freedom's banner streaming o'er us!
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