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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 27. 1003
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E. ROSE WATER, EDITOR-
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PARTIES LEAVING TUB CITY.
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eat to them reajalayly by
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office, fa person or by mall.
The address will be chanced
a. eftea as desired.
For a contcnarlun Chicago appears to
be very robust
What Is Omaha going to do about cele
bratlng Its semi-centennial jubilee next
year?
In spite of railroad mergers the coun
try is threatened with another freight
congestion.
No ex-con v let ever tried to play even
with ex-Governor Savage for refusing to
Issue a pardon.
Kidnaping the governor's kid involves
no greater penalty than kidnaping noy
kid of pleblan Uncage.
Ia tackling the cabinet problem at
weight of T2S pounds, King Edward in
timates that he r.ordd tho exercise.
Between Chicago water and Kansas
City water, St. Louis has a busy time
keeplug tho microbes out of its system.
At the rate the slaughter Is going on
In the Balkans there will be few people
left to kill when war is formally de
clared.
Possibly King Edward may have to
luvlte soma American statesman out of
a Job to cross the Atlantic and take
place in his cabinet.
It does begin to look dismal for the
Douglas County Democracy. Repub
licans of all factious and shades of opin
ion are pledged to harmony.
At the rate the Steel company'! securi
ties are sliding toward the bottom it is
possible, that Andrew Carnegie may yet
realize the folly of dying rich.
Stock Jobbers who are holding back
with their investments should possess
their souls in patience. The bargain
counter In Wall street hag not yet been
closed.
By importing lmllaus to give an abor
iginal tone to Its centennial celebration
Chicago furnished abundant cause for
the war talk and ghost dancing on the
local reservation.
Pisciculturists of Massachusetts and
neighboring states are making heroic ef
forts to save the lobster from extermina
tion. New Knglunders are determined
to preserve their salad days at any cost
Chicago was the marvel of the nine
teenth century and will continue to be
the most stupendous monument lu iron,
stone, brick and mortar to the pluck,
daring, energy and public spirit of the
euipl re-building west.
Should the Hungarian uprising under
the leadership of the son of Louis Kos
suth, to upset the rickety old throne of
the Hapsburgs, as foreshadowed by
cable dispatches, succeed, few people in
America will wear crepe.
Cardinal Gibbons brings from Ho lie
asuurauce that another American car
dinal will be cliosen soon. Although the
report comes from a reliable source,
Archbishop Ireland Is wise enough to
defer painting his library a canlluu
tint .
Tbo failure of the Panama t canal
treaty may not be such a streak of 111
luck after all. It will enable Secretary
Shaw to distribute the twenty millions
that were to have been paid over to the
pig headed Colombians among the dw
iHwltorieg of this couutrj aud avert
An.luii.1 at
nun tub rtvpLt hiii.
Great stress was laid by several o the
champions of the complex primary elec
tion system upon the ndvantnges that
are to le derived from giving the people
the opportunity to rule themselves. The
memorable declaration of Abraham Lin
coln In favor of a government by the
people, of the people and for the people
always meets with hearty applause from
nn audience, but In what way does that
apply to the uniform primary elcctlm
scheme concocted to confuse and harrass
Douglas county republicans?
Conceding that the convention system
hn lecn responsible for many flagrant
abvses, and granting that a system that
would enable every voter to participate
directly fn the nomination of every can
didate is desirable, it still remains nn
open question whether the mode pre
scribed by the new rules affords the best
opportunity for arriving at a popular
choice. The populnr sovereignty of the
American people is exercised at every
stage from president down to member
of the legislature by indirect selection
and not by direct vote of tho people.
The chief executive of the nation is
not voted for by the people, but by presi
dential electors, and they in turn tiro
not selected by tho people, but by po
litical conventions. Suppose that the re
publicans of Nebraska were given the
right to vote directly for presidential
electors instead of voting for delegates
to nittke the selection for them Jo. state
convention, and suppose that so-called
"slute-inaklng" through a conference of
representative republicans to recommend
to the rank and file candidates for presi
dential electors were forblddeu, what
chance M-ouId there be for securing un
expression of the majority of tho party
In favor of each of the sixteen electors
to which Nebraska Is entltfed? Would
not the promiscuous voting for candi
dates make It utterly Impossible to make
a choice short of two or three dosen pri
mary elections at which the lowest can
didates should be dropped in turn until
at last a majority was secured for each
candidate who was ambitious to deposit
the vote of the state in the presidential
urn.
It has frequently been argued that
direct elections for president would be
more desirable and come nearer to the
spirit of the constitution than the in
direct vote for presidential electors. It
should be borne in mind, however, that
in a presidential election by direct vote
every candidate would be known to the
great majority of voters by reputation
if not in person. Ills public record and
his private life would for many months
prior to the election be subject to the
searchlight of publicity and his views on
all vital Issues would be known to every
man and woman able to read.
In the case in hand, most of the men
who have entered the lists as candidates
for county, offices by depositing their
money with the committee are unknown
personally or by reputation to nineteen-
twentieths of the 13,000 republican vot
ers in the county. At best the outcome
of the direct primary under the peculiar
and unprecedented rules will be like a
game of "blind man's buff."
Inasmuch as the people who profess
the republican creed have no alternative
but to make their choice from the men
who have put up the money as a guar
antee of good faith the pretenses of pop
ular selection is but a deluslou if not a
snare.
OUR RtLATHJMS WITH TVRKtT.
The relations between the United
States and Turkey ere not of a nature
that warrants any feeling of unfriendli
ness. This country has claims against
the Ottoman government which amount
to a comparatively small sum and which
there Is reason to think will iu time be
satisfactorily settled. Of course, Tur
key is very slow in meeting her obliga
tions, of whatever character. The pros
ent sultan is particularly indisposed to
pay tho debts of the empire, however
Just they may be, and there is very good
reason for regarding him as being thor
oughly unscrupulous. As is well known
he has been promising for several years
to pay the claims of the United States,
long ago acknowledged by the sublime
porte to be Just and he is still mani
festlng a disposition to put off payment
Never did a debtor find more excuses
aud subterfuges than the Turkish sultan
for postponing the settlement of con
fessed obligations.
It is sometimes necessary in dealing
with such a debtor to employ methods
more or less coercive and compulsory.
Numerous examples of this could be
cited. Whether it would be altogether
wise to pursue such a course in the case
of Turkey is a question for the careful
consideration of the authorities at
Washington. The sending of American
warships to Beyroot seemed to be fully
Justified by the circumstances at the
time the order directing them to go
there was given. The reports Indicated
that American citizens and Interests
were in peril, and although it was sub
sequently found that these reports were
exaggerated, still the prompt action of
our government was generally ap
proved. That it had a salutary effect
we think cannot reasonably be doubted.
It was action that gave the Turkish
government to understand. In the most
convincing way, that this government
proposed to protect American interests.
regardless of the attitude of the Euro
pean powers. It involved no threat,
but simply a warning to Turkey that
any wrong to our citizens within her do
main, or any Injury to American Inter
ests, she would hare to make reparation
for.
Having accomplished what was
sought in the sending of warships to
Turkish waters, the question is whether
our government should keep them there
longer, in view of the fact that the
Turkish government desires their with
drawal. It is very easy to understand
why that government should wish to be
relieved of the presence in oue of hr
ports of warships whose mission Is one
of surveillance. That government quite
naturally feels that there is something
la " natnea at a ananana la tkm Inlll
States having a naval force, under the
circumstance. In Turkish waters, when
there Is no longer any real reason or
Justification, growing out of danger to
.!'ierl'Hii interests, for keeping war
ships there. It Is needless to say thst
we would not tolerate the presence of
worships of any other nation In a port
of the United States under similar con
ditions and may we not properly apply
In respect to Turkey the same principle
that we should most certainly assert in
our own ense in like circumstances? We
are of the opinion that a very large ma
jority of the American people would ap
prove the withdrawal of our squadron
from Turkish waters.
frictiox is jvair armt mstcm.
It is unfortunate that any friction
should have occurred thus soon under
the operation of the new army general
staff system, but such appears to bo the
fact, though possibly It will not lc of a
serious character, or affect to any ex
tent the working of the policy of reor
ganization that has been established. It
apiears that there has arisen a clnsh of
authority over orders of tho chief of
staff. Involving the simple question of
the expenditure of money. It is not a
very important matter in itself and can
of course be very readily adjusted, but
It naturally suggests the possibility cf
other issues arising that may prove r.'ore
tmuhlcfiome end perplexing. It shows,
for instance, that while the change to
the general staff system is undoubtedly
wise and in the end will result in gen
eral benefit to the army, it Is quite pos
sible that some things, more or less es
sential in their nature, were overlooked
in the framing of tho new policy and
that consequently it may have to un
dergo some minor, though not unim
portant, amendments.
This is not at all surprising, for while
great care and deliberation were taken
in drawing up the bill creating a general
staff and In this respect effecting u rad
ical reorganization of our military es
tablishment, it is quite conceivable that
there should be some flaws and defects
that experience with the operation of
the new system would be necessary to
disclose. In a word, it was hardly pos
sible to make a departure of this kind
that would be faultless and it Is to be
expected that it will be found necessary
to make a number of changes in tho
law, as experience with Its operation
shall suggest, before it will be entirely
satisfactory.
A FACI TO Bt tttUUMBKRKD.
In his speech before the association
of Maryland bankers Secretary Shaw
said that "the prosperity of the Ameri
can people is not measured by the price
of stocks and bonds, but by the output
of our farms and factories and the
profitable employment of labor."- This
Is a fact which our people should keep
In mind and the truth of which has bad
very recent illustration. We have seen
the stock market for months almost in 1
a state of panic, the prices of securities;
going down from day to day and the
losses of holders of stock measured in
millions of dollars. There has been a
decline, within two years, in the market
value of the stocK of a single great in
dustrial combination exceeding $225,-
000,000. Securities of scores of corpora
tions which have gone Into the hands of
receivers have bad their value entirely
wiped out.
To the holders of such stock the loss
has been great, but it hns not affected
to any appreciable extent th legitimate
business of the country or the general
welfare. Our factories have gone on
producing, labor has been employed, the
farmer hns found a. ready market for
his products, our foreign commerce has
been maintained and so far as appears
there has been no decline in the general
prosperity. It has been very conclu
sively shown that the material welfare
of the American people is not dependent
Upon Wall street or at least that portion
of it which deals in stocks that our
prosperity "is not measured by the price
of stocks and bonds." It is well to un
derstand this and to keep in mind the
fact that while the manipulations of
speculators may send the price of
stocks up or down, the true measure of
the national p'.osperity is not to bo
found in the results of these gambling
operations, but in the production of the
farms and factories and the profitable
employment of labor. When these aro
in normal operation, as they have been
for several years past, we need not con
cern ourselves a Dour, me speculative
price of securities and can look to the
future with confidence.
A few months ago lromoter Clerq of
the Consolidated Lake Superior company
was lauded and pictured as the most
successful type of modern financiers. In
the estimation of his boomers Clerq out
ranked J. P. Morgan, inasmuch as he
began his gigantic operations as a poor
man. The scene of his activities was
the Sault Ste. Marie, the water power of
which was harnessed to a large number
of varied industries built on the Ameri
can and Canadian sides of the river.
Capitalized at $HM).000,000, the entire
group is now on the auction block for
oue-tweutleth of that sum. Several
thousand workmen are clamoring for
their wages, and probably 10,000 share
holders are practically stripped of their
Investments. The Soo bubble Is the
largest trust scheme to suffer collapse
this year. Its passing emphasizes the
fact that Industries reared on fictitious
capital have quicksands for a founda
tion. At a recent session of the interna
tional congress of life insurance actua
ries the delegate of the German govern
ment to the congress delivered a most
Interesting address on the compulsory
health Insurance system iu Uermauy.
From the statistical exhibit made by
him it appears that there are ten uill-
llou men Insured in the various states
of the German empire and the reasons
given for the introduction of this class
oMuriirance was to improve the stand
ard of life aud the physical sUuUrd
for the army service. While there is no
possibility of emulating the example of
Germany by compulsory Insurance in
this country the beneficial effects of the
system In Gem. any will eventually
stlmulute voluntary health lnsur.in?e in
the United States. At the present time
this class of insurance is confined to
policies that guarantee fixed payments
to the policy-holder through accidental
disability.
It seems almost Incredible, but It is
nevertheless true, that the railroads do
ing business in Wisconsin have made a
formal request on the tax commissioner
of that state to raise the assessed valu
ation of their property. The reason for
the request which at first would seem
a pnraljaer, is thnt the railroad mana
gers have reached the conclusion that
the agitation for equitable railroad tax
ation is doing them more harm than
paying their share of the taxes. It Is
furthermore suspected that the railroads
want to sidetrack the agltutiou for
freigt-t reduction, which, like n cloud no
bigger than a man's hand, Is liable to
overshadow all other Issues iu Wiscon
sin before the next year's campaign is
over. Incidentally the railroads have
shon that the tax commissioner's val
uation is too low and that if all other
property In Wisconsin is assessed for its
actual cash value the rate of taxation to
be assessed against railroad property
under the new ad valorem act will bo
lowered proportionately. With this strik
ing example before them, what will the
magnates that control the Nebraska rail
roads say when the next assessment of
railroad property comes to be made un
der our new revenue law?
Lost winter the legislature of Wiscon
sin appropriated $100,000 for an exhibit
of the material resources of the Badger
state at the St. Louis exposition. Now
th.? board of commissioners appointed
to expend the appropriation are making
frantic appeals to the people of Wiscon
sin to Increase the appropriation by an
other $100,000 by private subscription.
What the Wisconsin commission expects
to do with such an enormous sum is not
yet divulged, but there is a very penentl
Impression that expositions have become
a most attractive source of graft for
professionals who have made the ab
sorption of exposition funds a line art
School reformers as well as the ablest
teachers advocate a reduction in the
number of studies for all grammar
school and primary pupils. The consen
sus of opinion among experienced school
masters is that because of the numerous
studies at home and at school the pupils
are overworked and the graduates are
found to have only a smattering of gen
eral subjects but lack efficiency in ordi
nary studies that relate to fundamentals.
The same disposition to overwork the
pupils whleh has made grammar school
education defective is' apparent in the
long hours of the very little ones.
The Chicago centennial celebration
opened with a reproduction of the abo
riginal antics that were performed a
hundred years ago on the swampy site
adjacent to Lake Michigan that now
bears the name of Chicago. More than
150 Indian braves and squaws, repre
senting the defunct chiefs of the Wng
orebash, or Chicago, Pottawattamie,
Winnebago, Chippewa, Ottawa and
other tribes feasted on fat dogs and
whooped if up in the war dance to re
call to the denizens of the Chicago of
today incidents of the year 1803, or
thereabouts.
Mysterious Influences are hammering
down the Wall street stock market and
especially preferred shares of United
States Steel corporation stock drawing 7
per cent interest which sold 37 per cent
below their face value. There Is a bare
possibility that J. Pierpont Morgan's
brokers are the mysterious influence
that is bearing down steel stock to en
able the sharks to swallow the school of
frightened minnows, but a more ra
tlonal - explanation Is that the enor
mously inflated Steel trust securities arc
settling down to their proper level.
The retired mllllon-a-year steel mag
nate. Charles M. Schwab, is reported to
be Interested In a scheme to found in
dustrial training schools in cities on the
line of Andrew Carnegie's public library
endowment plan. If Mr. Schwab la in
position to carry out his scheme on the
Carnegie scale he will do more for the
elevation of American workingmen than
by planting library buildings broadcast.
What this country needs above all
things It an opportunity for the poor
man's son to become an educated and
skilled mechanic.
Although Judge Grosscup has not
even yet indicated his intention to re
tire from the United States circuit
bench, and hence no vacancy is yet in
aight, three ambitious Jurists have al
ready signified their Intention to com
pete for the Grosscup cup. It goes
without saying that the railroad and
trust magnates who are so anxious to
transplant Judge Grosscup from the
bench to the corporation bar are not en
tirely disinterested spectators.
The landing at San Francisco of a
great Chinese revolutionist who styles
himself a "reformer," was signalized not
only by the pounding of tom-toms aud
the screeching of Chinese musical In
struments, but a grand procession of
Chinese nabobs riding in omnibuses.
What has become of the Chinese ex
clusion law;
An explosion of the American Tin Can
trust Is foreshadowed by Associated
Press dispatches. The trust Is capital
ized at $82,5(10,000, of which over $uY.
000,000 is pure water. Kveu the best
made tin cans cannot stand such In
flation. Governor Mickey will rejoice to lejrn
that his ideas about the Impropriety of
the dancing habit are gaining headway
even as fr east as the wicked city of
Chicago, whero a 10-year-old girl was ar
raigned last Thursday before the Juve
nile court for staying out late at a
da nee.
The Ancient Artillery company of
Loudon Is alout to lay siege to the sub
urbs of Bunker Hill and speculate on
what might have been. If the visitors
resemble their hosts, the Boston An
cients, they will bp content to view the
ancient landmark through the glass
darkly.
The ruling powers of Kansas City,
having secured millions for public Im
provements, gently but firmly inform
the Commercial club that the disburse
ment of the money Is none of Its busi
ness. The Vanderbllts of politics would
make old Cornelius shake his cerements
with Joy.
Force of Habit.
Saturday Evening Post.
Borne men get so far away from the ro
mance of youth that when they revisit the
old swimming hole they want to turn on
the warm wat?r faucet.
Profitable Things to Leara.
Brooklyn Engle.
Whlttaker Wright, who was arrested here
for swindling In London, Is to be tried in
a hurry. And If he is convicted It's a mil
lion to one that no English Judge lets him
out of Jnll on a certificate of reasonable
doubt. In some things this enlightened re
public can learn a good deal from an effete
monarchy of the old world.
Crack Shot Behind the Con.
Boston Globe.
Gun pointer Tralnor of the Indiana, the
man who in two minutes and eighteen sec
onds with an eight-Inert gun put four
shots in succession through a bullseye four
feet square 1,6'JO yards away, with the ves
sel moving eight knots an hour, says: "I
shall try to do still bettor." That's the
kind of men the American navy hns be
hind the guns. I
One More Guess.
Washington Times.
A professor in a far western university
advances the theory that the peculiar vir
tues of girls are due to clothes, and that
if the boys and girls were dressed alike
nil would be equally gentle and refined.
Evidently that professor has never been to
sewing society cat fight or taken Into
consideration the deeds of the pettlcoatcd
Turkish soldiers.
Ominous Calm.
San Francisco Call.
Something Is strangely wrong In Hono
lulu. For more than a week there has
not been even the suggestion of a scandal
In official circles, no man prominent in
public or political life has been accused,
no flery protest has been nied against
the' territorial government, and treasury
funds seem to be in safe hands. The
Island capital appears to be settling Into
the dry rot of respectability.
Files In the Toddy.
Louisville Courier-Journal.
Man never Is, but always to bo. blest.
Just as we were relieved from the op
pressive heat of summer and beginning to
enjoy the advent of autumn with Its crisp
atmosphere and dreamy haze, comes the
noisy foot ball with Its shockheada and
their rough and tumble sport. But, as be
yond the Alps lies Italy, so In the far
distance the mind looks forward for relief
to Thanksgiving day, a merry Christmas
and happy New Tear.
One of the Follies of Fashion.
Milwaukee Journal.
Ndtlce the men and women who drive
automobiles. Fashion says they make
guys of themselves. It rigs them out In
distinctive toggery. They must have out
landish spectacles like bulls' eys. They
must wear lonr visors on their caps which
put you In mind of the hound of the
Baskervllles. Simon says thumbs up. Up
they go. After awhile somebody will sea
something more than foolish in the present
auto uniform and the whole haberdashery
will give way to another.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Strange rumblings and subterranean
echoes are heard In Indiana. Another his
torical novel Is brewing.
The reported shortage In Connecticut's to
bacco crop will give the alfalfa cigar a
chance to show Its pull.
King Edward seems to think that a king
has other duties besidea wearing good
clothes and looking wise.
Miss Ooelot, fiancee of the duke of Rox
burghe. Is undoubtedly a handsome woman.
She has 120,000,000 In her own right.
A Kentucky society item says that
"Misses Kate Coffey and Amanda Waters
gave an afternoon tea In honor of Miss
Lucy Beers." Miss Moonshine was un
avoidably absent.
General Miles told his friends In Chicago
that he was not going to rust out. "I will
wear out," he said as he took his departure
for the oil regions of Texas, where he In
tends to do some vigorous pumping.
Philadelphia, reputed to be the greatest
American city, Is wrestling with the name
of Mr. von Moschzlsker, candidate for
Judge. A prize Is ready for every voter
who can master It without stuttering.
The Honorable Artillery company of Lon
don has shown an unmistakable desire to
have Bunker Hill cut out of the sight-seeing
Itinerary In Boston. Their forbears saw
enough of it to last through the centuries.
Tba homestead of the late Allen Q. Thur-
man la to be sold to pay his debts. How
did a smart man Ilka Thurman manage to
serve his country so long and ably without
making several millions? How old fash
ioned!
Holt county Justice Is not the slowest on
record. Alameda, C'al., has In Its county
Jail a man who haa been waiting twenty
years to be tried on the charge of murder.
Some communities are notoriously good to
crook a
San Francisco furnishes a beautiful ex
ample of professional good will. A thief
robbed a lawyer of a pair of diamond cuff
buttons and was Jailed. The buttons were
returned and the lawyer showed his grati
tude by defending the thief.
The bablt of chewing gum In court so Ir
ritated the dignity of a New England Judge
that he outlawed the abominable practice.
The offender was a spectator and the court
could not tolerate Interference with the
monoDoly of Jaw action enjoyed by the
lawyers.
John Wanamaker Is one of the most ex
tensive users of printer's ink In the United
States. He knows a good thing, pays lib
erally for It and enjoys In Ilka proportion
the prosperity flowing from It. While In
Chicago recently he gave an Interviewer
this clever aDOthegm: "Many an honest
man falls because he is a poor advertiser.
A codfish famine threatens Boston Just
as the British artillery company la ap
proaching the town. Without an abundance
ef codfish balls to throw Into the visitors
It Is feared the highballs will not have a
secure foundation and the hospitality of the
town suffer In consequence. Codnsh balls
are the whlchnesa of the- wherefore at the
Hub, the true sourco of high living and
deep thinking.
WHY WALL STHEET IS Bl.VE.
aralaa of M ater and 1 lad Can.es
Internal Aaoay.
Chicago Chronicle.
Hamilton Fish, assistant United Slates
treasurer, who hns been making a three
weeks' trip through the country as fur as
the Pacific roast, tells the "very blue" peo
ple In Wall street that they ought to go
west. There they would learn, he says,
that there Is no occasion for despondency
from a commercial point of view. They
would find plenty doing, plenty of money
and plenty of products.
Mr. Fish seems to overlook the fact that
the Wall street point of view and the com
mercial point of view are not Identical.
Wall street has Us eyes fixed on stocks,
and stocks have suffered a collapse quite
sufficient to account for the Indigo In the
complexion of the bull side of Wall street.
What' good will It do that side of ths
street to go out west and behold the evi
dences of abundance In the subject-matter
of commerce so long na there are no
signs that the prosperous people are In
clined to pay the top prices for stocks
which are from one-half to four-tlfths
water!
There Is the source of the ultra-cerulean
hue of that side of the street A great
many combines, stocked up from two to
five times the value of their reasonable
expectations, are no longer regarded as
bonanzas, and there Is no prospect that
they will be so regarded very soon by
westerners who wear ths wool.
If Mr. Fish will take some observations
in New Jersey he will discover that within
a year forty-five corporations which it
shelters, having a capitalisation of 180,000,
000, have gone into the hands of receivers,
aud that most of them have hardly assets
enough to pay the receivers for their
trouble
The Universal Tobacco company, for In
stance, with a capital of HO.OOu.OjO, pans
out assets to the amount of only $135,000.
Such facts as these, going to show the
hollowness of the vast structure of the
trusts, go further than any amount of
western prosperity to determine the hue
of the bull side of Wall street
DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES.
ou say you found her heartbroken
after Jack Jilted her?"
yes; I did all 1 could for her."
"What did you lo?"
"Gave first aid to the injured." In
dlamipolis Journal.
Benedick I don't see why you don't get
munled. Two can live ns cheuply us
one.
Wiseman Perhaps, but two can't live as
richly us one. Philadelphia Press.
''Don't you know It's always well to cast
your oreud upon the waters?" said the
moralist.
"Not much It ain't," snorted Newllwed.
"It wouldn't be well for my wife to do
that with her bread. Hhe bakes It her
self." Detroit Free Press.
She looked
up from her household
drudgery.
"When you used to cnll me the light of
your life," she said, bitterly, "I thought
you Intended to measure it hy candle
power Instead of by horse power." Chi
cago Post.
"Say, old man, let's go out and have a
big time tonight." ,
"What sie you celebrating?"
"I've JuBt thought out a new excuse to
mention to my wife." Harper's Bazar.
Ada Do you get much exercise?
May Why. yes; 1 have no maid and I
have a waist that buttons In the back.
Judge.
Jackson Trays My wife found a half
dozen poker chips In my pocket this morn
ing. Severn Supp Whew! what did she say?
Jackson Trays Lectured me on my care
lessness In not having cashed them In.
Philadelphia Catholic Standard.
''Let me see, Harry how many
have you proposed to me?"
times
This
Never before. Minnie, so helo me!
is rne nri Time; -
O, to be sure! I've got you mixed ud
with George." Chlcn go Tribune.
'So you are going to marry Trivvet.
Helen?"
"That s right. Blanche."
"But he's such a poor excuse of a man."
"Well, you know that a Door excuse is
better than none." Detroit Free Press.
WHAT IS GOOD f
John Boyle O'Reilly.
"What Is the real good?"
I asked In muHing mood.
Order, said the law court;
Knowledge, said the school;
Truth, said the wise man;
Pleasure, said the fool;
Love, said the maiden;
Beauty, said the psge;
Freedom, said the dreamer;
Home, said the sage;
Fame, said the soldiur;
Equity, the seer.
Spoke my heart full sndlv,
"The answer is not here."
Then within my bosom
Softly this I heard:
"Each heart holds the secret:
Kindness la the word."
evey & Stone Furniture Go
1U5-1M7 Fartiam Strest.
Annual Cut Price Furniture Sale.
One thousand odd pieces of high grade
furniture of all lands to close out in
Three Days, Snaps for shrewd buyers.
1
5E"
r
"far-. V V-
Trje above are a few of the best bar
gains offered. Investigate. This is a gen
uine cut price sale.
D),v ey & Stone Furnituro Go,,
1II5.1II7 Parnam Street.
SECl LAR SHOTS AT TUG rt l.riT.
Detroit Free Press: ArchMshnp Ireland
must have looked Interested, to av tll
lenst, when he read Cnrdlnnl (HMln
stntemcnt that the United PtMes i, xa
have another cardinal.
Inrtlnnapoll Journal: Evangelist I'nii, ,
proposed Invasion of New York with a
lurga band of followers Is an uttori.
Idiotic proceeding. It will end In all kimli
of failure and If he attempts to carry out
his program In New Tork he and his fol
lowers will get Into trouble.
Chicago Chronicle: Whenever tho Tur'
begins killing people some emotional per
sons In this country take to writing to tha
newspapers about the beauty of the faith
of Islam. Just why the murder of women
and children should arouse lachrymose ad
miration for the creed of the murderers Is
one of those things that must excite tha
despair of the psychologist.
Boston Globe: Isn't there something In
consistent In the Methodist advertisement
for a minister "willing to begin for nom
inal salary, $400 or ttOO. and probably a
parsonage, with a good, clear head, a
warm, loving heart, and big feet, well
planted on the solid ground of common
sense?" Common sense and a ministerial
salary of $10 a week don't go well together.
Boston Globe: In Colonel Albert A.
Pope's church. In Cohasset, where "lovs to
God and love to man" Is the only creed
recognized, and whero every one, be he Jew
or Oentlle, or Brahmin, a hardshell Baptist,
a Roman Catholic, Unitarian or Universal
is!, Presbyterian or Episcopalian, Is taken
Into fellowship, how would they answer
the religious census gatherer? A church
without a creed seems from some points of
view to be the ideal church, but the diffi
culty Is to find something that everybody
will agree upon. A church where every
body will agree to disagree must be made
up of pretty good people. It may well ha
believed that the Pope memorial edifice at
Coh.isset Is such a church.
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