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Chicrtgo'a motto .bag been "I will."
Omaha's motto should be "I must."
In the language of John Hancock, "If
we don't all bang together we will bang
'Mr. Salsbury'B roll of dishonor threat
ens to consume the-whole Grand Haplds
Omaha Is bound to be a great STft'Q
market and distance lends encbantnieut
to the view. .
Tbe Christmas magazines are chiefly
attractive for the variety and volume
Cotton aspires to be king once more,
but IClng Corn will not allow himself to
be crowded off big throne.
Just now tbe word "Infinitesimal" baa
a very . large meaning n the Ouwha
grain exchange dictionary.
Judged by relative newspaper prom
lnenco, Zlon City, III., is a considerably
larger place than Colombia, 8. A-
Omaha commission merchants . had
better keep their game legs in condition
to get out pf tbe way pt he gatne
Nebraska's new nonsupport law now
being applied In local courts for the
first rime had a young bachelor of
Omaha for Its father. 1
e-a-L ! j -l
When a man's wife begins calculating
tbe coat of Christmas gifts be begin
questioning the wisdom of a president
who would urge the full cradle,
IL , I . . illLU lam.
There Is reason' to suspect that RockO'
feller'a million-dollar offer for a healthy
stomach would be liberally exceeded by
. the Russian czar's offer for a healthy
Mr, gmeot of VtU hfl t least the
' aatlafactlon of knowing that it has been
a long time since any other man re
ceived so much attention from the
Nebraska has not carried away any
of the chairmanships of the principal
committpca or me house, cut u iius
fared very well, Indeed, la the flrst dis
The Nebraska university has not yet
gained fame by fuming out a prize
poet, but it has made itself famous by
turning put a prize steer, which Is very
much better for n farmer's state.
Covernor Bliss of Mlchlyan has re
quested' tbe United States commissioner
of pensions to strike his name from the
pension roll, fca be does not need the
niouey. This 1 an example that very
few union veterans who do not need tho
money will follow.
Chinamen are being smuggled Into
the United States across the Canadian
border by the wagon lead, but that la
not half as bad us smuggling Canadian
whisky ucro tlu Itorder in coffins and
pumping it aiross tho Nlagura river
through India rv.'t.ber hose.
In petitioning tl.e receivers for per
mission to bo'.d itivet services in ZIon
City denor.'lmit uul prenchera urgvd
that the Dov.iiitti nr now "ia a recep
tive frame of z iul." Tho general un
derstanding is tUnt they nru more nearly
in a receptive f:.u:.e of stomach.
Ten years tv;.j St. Louis boasted the
greatest t uiou . tf '."uluiil station lu
America, tf not I t the world. Now It is
announced that tho presidents of the
various rnl'rwd t interested in St. Louis
terminals .j cjn?'.d?rlni plu'.i of re
construction and enlargement that will
involveNan outlay of fjyj.OJU, But that
is only a bagatelle.
tiomT-Hoait LAWS VPhtLD.
The supreme court of the United
States has rendered two decisions sus
taining state laws providing that fight
hours shall constitute a day's labor on
public work The Brat decision declared
valid the Utah law and the last one,
handed down a few days ago, upholds
the Kansas eight-hour law, tbe court
lelng divided, as In tbe first case, with
three dissenting opinions. Tbe impor
tance of the derision, directly and in
directly, Is very generally recognized,
since it opens the way for a general
policy of estnbllxhlng eight hours as a
ay's labor on public work, state nnd
municipal. It clearly establishes the
uthority of the state to limit public
work to elrj'at hours a day, but of course
as ne reference to private work.
Tbe Kansas law la along the lines of
similar statutes of some other states.
The case upon which the supreme court
decision was rendered was Instituted
gaiust a contractor on public work
who required on euipjoye to labor ten
hours, for which the contractor was
arrested and fined. He oppwtled on the
round that the fourteenth amendment
to the federal constitution was violated
by the state law, in that it denied lilm
the equal protection of tbe laws and
deprived him of bis property without
due process of law. This view was en
tirely swept away by the decision of
the tribunal of last resort, which held
that It is wholly within tbe power of
states to regulate tbe hours of lobor on
public work. It is declared that it is
not a part of the liberty of any con
tractor tUnt bo be allowed to do public
work in any way be may choose to
ddpt without regard to the wishes of
the state. On the contrary, says the
decision, it belongs to the state, as the
guardian and trustee for Its people, to
prescribe the conditions In which it will
permit public wprk to be done.- Tbe
responsibility for the effects and tend
encies of such legislation, it was pointed
out, lies wholly with tbe law making
power, It was declared that legislative
enactments must b ' enforced by tbe
courts unless they are plainly and culp
ably, beyond all question, In violation of
the fundamental law 'of the constitution.
Tbe decision has no bearing upon
eight-hour day laws as they may con
cern private employment and It Is by no
means to be assumed from It that such
laws would be sustained. That tbe de
cision will result in making tbe regula
tion of labor on public work general, aa
to dally boura of employment, is most
A VICTQHT FOH FAM BPfUB. y
A voice from the south n the interest
of free speech Is alwaya welcome, par
ticularly when uttered in behalf of one
who dares apeak for fair play to the
colored race. Bnc-h an utterance lias
been made by a majority of the, trustees
of Trinity college at Durham, N, 0., in
declining to accept the resignation of
Prof, Bassett, who holds the chair of
American history in that institution.
He had given offense to southern senti
ment by publishing an article on the
race question; in the course of which be
spoke of Booker T. Washington as tbe
greatest man tbe south had produced in
a century with the oxceptlon of Robert
E, Lee. For this he was subjected to
harsh criticism and feeling that to con
tinue in bis position might prove in'
Jurlous to the co'lsee he tendered bi
After giving the matter careful con
slderation a majority of the trustees,
while expressing disapproval of tbe
views of Prof. Bassett, refused to accept
the resignation, giving several reasons
therefore, tbe most important one being
that they were unwilling to lend them
selres to any tendency to destroy or
limit academic liberty, It was further
declared that "tho search for truth
should be unhampered and In an atmos'
phere that la free," that ''liberty may
some tlnio lead to folly, yet it is better
that some should be tolerated than that
all should tbluk and apeak under the
deadening influence of repression,"
These are excellent sentiments, which
ought to make a -strong Impression
upon the southern mind, while tbe most
commendable example of the trustees
of Trinity college should have a highly
beneficial effect in the Interest of a
larger toleration toward those who are
disposed to have Justice don to the
f,c,;r) race. The Bassett incident is of
no ordinary significance and instead of
proving any disadvantage to the college
with which he la connected, should be rt
benefit to that institution.
WILL .TOT B$ AirtALKD. .
The release of the sureties on the sco
ond term bond of former State Treas
urer Joseph Bartley by the verdict of a
Douglas county Jury elicit from th
Lincoln State Jovrnal a labored edi
torial in condemnation of the state de
pository low. The strictures of the Lin
coln organ of Bartley Ism are plausible
a well as consistent. The state do-poxltory-
law always haa been a thorn
In the side of the beneficiaries of the
policies pursued by treasurers who made
friends nnd money by farming out the
Under the system prevailing before
Bartley became treasurer state, county
and city treasuryshlps were tbe booty
tor which political bankers fought in
every convention ana tney recouped
themselves by handling and loaning the
siate. county and city deposits. While
the depository law was blamed for th
Ioks of ?30,OO0 of state funds deposited
lu Mother's Capital National bank, the
loss was not chargeable to the defects
ir the law, but to the failure of the
stale officers charged with Its enforce
ment to live up to its provisions.
The depository law expressly pro
hibits state treasurers from depositing
la any bank any more than 10 per cent
of the capital of the bank. A strict
observance of the law would hare
limited the deposit in the Capital Na
tional bank to 150.000, but the amount
on deposit in that bank w very nearly
f 'J.V),000 on the eve of it collapse.
Whether the ruling of Jtutto Baxter
that tbe bondsuien of Treasurer Bartley
conld not be held reponlble for moneys
fraudulently drawn out of a state de
pository by Bartley will be upheld by
the supreme court or not no legislature
will dare reopen the aveaues for em
bezzlement and speculation In public
funds by the repeal of the depository
J! . 1
who m Hisi'uxaiDLtt
The shallows murmur when tbe
depths are dumb. Fools gabble and
demagogues rant when wise men hold
their breath. ' The recent arrest of a
stamp clerk In the Omaha postoffloe is
pointed out by the Omaha Junior yellow
as an object lesson for the people of
Omaha. Attention Is directed iu letters
strenked with crimson to the fact that
the culprit "occupies a felon's cell In the
city jail, that he has confessed to the
embcKzlemeut of n larBre amount and
his face Is turned toward the open doors
of the penitentiary."
We are Informed with a big ex
clamation point that "he was capable,
Industrious and supposedly honest, and
had a record without a blemish." And
then again we are assured that "noth
ing is more pathetic than the downfall
of a man who has led an upright life
to n middle age, whose intentions, had
they been criminal, would have made
themselves appnreut long before."
Finally the Junior yellow rises to the
t'llmnx by quoting the embezzler's
declaration that "he had atolen the
money to gamble with."
That tells tho whole story of his
disgrace. "He is only one of thousands
of otherwise honest men whom the craze
for gambling have driven to crime." If
the Junior yellow' is to be believed, the
responsibility for the downfall of this
self -con fefsed victim of the gambling
vice Is to be charged directly to the
public officials namely, the mayor,
sheriff, chief of police, police commis
sioners and county attorney, who know
ingly protect nnd foster tho gambling
privilege in this city.
This severe arraignment would be
Justified if It were true, But what are
the facts? Open gambling ha not pre
vailed In Omaha for mora than a year
and the defaulting postal clerk does not
pretend that he lost hi money In a
gambling house, but in playing private
games of poker. Such games are played
In hotel chambers, in social and fra
ternal clubs, apartment houses and
private offices. Could tbe mayor and
his entire police force, or the sheriff and
his entire posse, protect a man afflicted
with the gambling craze against him
self? Coud they have prevented this
man from committing swift suicide
with powder and lead or with some
Doe the fact that a man who had
reached middle age without being sus
pected of criminal Instincts and vices
afford proof that he never entertained a
dishonest thought? Is not the fact that
he gambled for money proof positive
that be was possessed of a craving to
obtain money without honestly earning
It? Are men who gamble away trust
funds belonging to their employer, or to
the general public, to be held up as
victim of tolerated vice because they
lack the moral courage of being rigidly
honest? If such men are compelled to
pay the penalty imposed by the law
upon embezzlers, where is the responsl
A FflOCfSS Of RKADJSTMEflT,
A leading financial Journal remarks
that the main cause of reaction at tbe
present Ume is inordinately high prices,
which have put a severe check upon tbe
demand for products, and now it 1
supply and the capacity for supply that
are In excess. It points out that the
process of lx year ago ba been re
versed. Demand la not pressing for
satisfaction, but simply is bunting for
markets. A the result then was an
advance in prices, the result now must
be a recession lu prices until supply
and demand are readjusted to their
proper relation. "Profit are the first
to yield a they were to rise, but wage
must give way, for tbe fund from which
they are derived ha been reduced.
Overproduction and expansion have
been confined to certain line and for
t year past there has been a alow
process of contraction. There seems
to be no element of calamity and no
cause for panic in tbe situation, but
there must be a readjustment and
correction of the abuses of a prosperous
period. There are lesson in this ex
perience of industrial action and reaction
which ought to be taken to heart by
capitalist and laborer alike."
There are indications that so far a
the capitalist is concerned be la not
unmindful cf the lessona of recent ex
perience and la therefore pursuing
cautious and conservative policy. Cap
ital Is not rushing wildly into all sort
of enterprises, but 1 carefully consld
erlng whatever project are presented
before investing. It is a noteworthy
fact that promotions have fallen to an
unusually low ebb. During last month
papers filed for new companies in tbe
eastern states, with a capital of $1,000,
000 or over, represented a total of only
$50,100,000, which was tbe smallest; ag
gregate for any month in a aeries of
year. This shows convincing proof of
a general indisposition to create enter
prise or to carry out consolidation
schemes previously contemplated on
large scale.' The great congestion In
Industrial securities has made it very
difficult to obtain money for new enter
Is labor giving that thoughtful at ten
tlon to conditions which it should give?
There are reasons to believe that it
not, otherwise there would not be so
much unrest In labor circles as now
prevails. A few days ago the mayor of
Stamftrd, Conn., an earnest friend of
labor, said to a mass meeting of union
worklngmen that in hla opinion the
wisest policy for them to pursue i one
of cautiousness. He said It was evident
that the time mast come when work
lug hours cannot reasonably be made
any lea nor wcxe anj more. There
must be a limit Every rational man
understands that a period of.buslnef
contraction, when there Is a lessened
demand for the products of industry, 1
not a time to ask for reduced hours of
labor or Increased pay. It should be
the policy of labor at such a time to
avoid conflict and disturbance, which
necessarily tend to aggravate the situa
tion and render conditions more un
favorable to the Interests of labor.
As remarked by the Journal to which
we have referred, there seems to be no
element of calamity and no cause for
panic in the situation, but . there is
taking place a process of readjustment
an Inevitable and necessary process In
which capital and labor alike must
Tho proposed organization of a Na
tional Farmers' Alliance, which is to
control the distribution of foodstuffs
and do away with the profits of the
middlemen, contemplates the object
originally aimed at by tho founders of
the Farmers' Alliance organized in the
early 00s. . The greatest difficulty to
be encountered by any attempted com
blnatlon of tbe farmers Is to Induce the
farmers who are scattered over a vast
area of country to- become members of
any co-operative concern, but It Is even
more difficult to hold the farmers lu
such an organization after they have
joined It. The experience of the first
Farmers' Alliance was that the alliance
stores and alliance elevators ground
Just as much, or more, profit out of
them as the mercantile storekeepers and
elevators owned by middlemen.
A truce has been declared between
the Western Union Telegraph company
ml the Pennsylvania railroad, who
have been at war for the last eighteen
months. In May of the present year
the Pennsylvania railroad cut down and
threw over the fence a million dollars
worth of Western Union telegraph poles
aud wires, but, while the Western Union
was not in a position to retaliate by
pulling up a million dollars worth of
Pennsylvania railroad track or blowing
up a million dollars worth of Pennsyl-
anla railroad bridge or tunnel, George
Gould managed to get even otherwise.
Hence the truce became a military
While President Stlckney is consider
ing the plans for tbe depot buildings,
warehouses and elevator buildings on
the Omaha terminal grounds 61 the
Chicago Great Western be should not
forget to add to bis plan a plan for
beautifying tbe grounds abutting the
site. First Impression are always last
ing and the first impression travelers
who come to a city get is by looking
out of tbe windows of the railroad trabi.
The high mud banks, unsightly ravine
and miserable shacks not only disfigure
the landscape, but leave a very dis
paraging souvenir of the town. .
A the day aro growing shorter and
tho night are growing longer the price
of Standard Oil trust petroleum la
climbing up higher and higher. The
advance on the 1st of December is th
second one of S cents which followed
seven advances of 3 cents each. It
means that within less than a year the
Standard Oil octopus ha deliberately
extorted from twenty to twenty-five
million of dollars from consumer of
oil for distribution among its stock
bolder without even troubling itself
to explain tho whys and wherefores.
With Lacey chairman of tbe public
land committee, Hepburn chairman of
the Interstate Commerce committee,
Hull chairman of th military affairs
committee, Smith on tbe appropriations,
Thomas on tbe judiciary. Hedge on the
postofnee and Conner on both the-pub
lic buildings and the labor committee
It surely would aeera that Iowa will
manage to get along somehow in the
new congress even without the speaker
Eighteen Ithode Island minister have
agreed with one another to marry no
person who ha been divorced, and 115
have agreed to marry no one who ha
been divorced lor infidelity. When the
announcement was made every Justice
of th peace in the state ordered a new
suit and began looking over automobile
In making up the bouse committee on
postoffices and postroads Speaker Can
non singled out Overstreet, Gardner,
Hedge, Bnapp, Moon, Cowherd and
Kluttx. Then b thought of what th
punsters would do with a list like that
and promptly tacked on Kalavianoale,
the Hawaiian, just to show that he i
A Colorado professor will give sliver
medal to those who most distinguish
themselves In research among th
American Indians. Aspirants should
hasten. Tbe time Is near when such
research can disclose only shining plow
shares in some localities and empty
demijohn in others.
Won't Caaa Rack Any Mora.
Th duke of Rozburghe declares that he
will never coma back to New Tork again
whence It Is gathered that he does not ex
sect to be a widower.
Fw Fall lata Evil Wnya.
Detroit Free Press.
It la Just as well to remember that there
are a great many thousand employes of th
Postoffloe department, and only fourteen of
them have been charged with fraud.
The Stay-at-Home lltlscn.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat
There are 150,000 voters In St. Louis, of
whom only two-fifths went to th polls at
the last city election. Good government ia
not likely te be obtained on thee terms.
A Italian cobbler fought with a Chinese
laundryman In Manhattan over a stove
pipe Job don by German mechanic A
Hebrew tailor tried to snake peaoe, and
4 erowd of negroes gathered to see the
sport. An Irish policeman arrested the
Chinaman and an American surgeon ban
daged th Italian. Whore else la th world
could all this have happened? Incidentally,
they were aU Amartoaui, come to think
Misery Loves Company.
Ths man who bought Steel stock about a
year ago knows how to aympatnlte with
the Russian family that traveled 3.000 miles
with a wagonload of "fool gold" which
netted $10 at the assay office.
Away with the Doubters.
Chicago Chronicle (dem.)
Mr. Cleveland haa frankly declined to be
a candidate. Why not credit him with
knowing what ha wants and with sincerity
On the other hand, why distract the choice
of the party by holding out a delusive
r Rcnndals In High Life.
Another divorce and remarriage within an
hour to a new partner selected In advnnce
of the decree adda one mora to the nu.illal
annals of th wealthiest family In vhe
United States. Not to belong to the Amer
ican aristocracy will ultimately be a guar
antee of respectability, ,
The seedmen of the country have good
ground for complaint against the free dis
tribution of seeds by the government to
ploase the constituents of members of the
house. There might be some excuse for
a, moderate distribution of new kinds of
seed. But the government distributes free
to one man the erdlnnry seeds which his
neighbor buys at a seed store. It Is an
unfair use of public money, but there
seems to be, no dlspnstlon on the part of
congressmen to stop it.
TAKIKQ Ot'T THE KINKS.
t'nlon rarinc Sets the Pace In Track
Straightening. Collier's Weekly.
The completion of the "Ogden Cut-off"
of the Central Taclflo is a triumph over
combative nature In the history of Amer
ican railroad construction. It haa been a
battle between engineers with millions of'
money behind them, and what seemed to
be a bottomless Great Salt Lake. Within
ahort time transcontinental passengers
will ride directly across the lake, a distance
of 107 miles, and President E. H. Harriman,
who ha decided to be on board the first
train, will be entitled to the privilege by
virtue of the $1,000,000 which this single
piece of construction ha cost the Central
The work was begun nearly two years
ago, and unexpected obstacles were en
countered .from the start. Films' dropped
Into the earth, as If poked through a crust;
mountain of earth dumped by tralnloads
vanished over night, and temporary tracka
simply fell in and could not be found. Now
and then the engineers thought they had
gained the day; tracks were laid after
prodigious labor and trains run over them,
Suddenly the lake would swallow embank
ments, trains and their orewa. Th engi.
neers believe they have at last fought their
way to solid foundation, but they are still
filling In and bracing their trestlework, and
they will not risk a, regular train service
until the work has stood severe testa.
When the r.ew line Is opened thirty-nine
miles In distance will' be saved, and be
tween two and three hours In time. Every
trsln over the line will help pay for th
cost of the "cut-off." "Helper" engine
will be discarded, less coal used, fewer
switchmen, telegraph operators and section
men employed, and train crews who are
paid by their mileage will receive smaller
wages. These ana a nunarea otner savings
are reckoned with In the economic Justifica
tion of such railroad Improvements as
The precedent set by the Central Paciflo
is likely to be followed by the Western Pa
ciflo, the new road building between Salt
Lake and San Franclsoo, and a rout has
been surveyed across th southern end of
the lake, where forewarning prompted a
successful search for firmer foundation.
THE JOYOUS SEASON
MT!ie Store of the Town" BtanilB ready at this iseasou to simplify
tbe perplexing problems of rresent-giving to the perfect satisfaction of both giver
and recipient. The month will be devoted to attractive display of those feature
of pur splendid merchandise especially adapted to an expression of the Christmas
sentiment. Our beautiful Store and its bright new atockB euggest Santa Clau at
Space forbids details about the multiplicity of attractive articles appropriate
for Presents to little folks and big folks. But we want to emphasise this FACT!
No other store in this city is to be considered in the same
class as ours in point of quality, elegance, style, and variety of
goods comprehended under the term Furnishings.
To say nothing of our handsome stocks of Men's, Boys', and Children's Suits
and Overcoats, which in themselves are brimful of timely suggestion, this con
densed list will serve to supply helpful hints in the selection of Holiday Gifts.
Smoking Jackets -Lounging
Evening Dress Shields
There will be pretty boxes free, as usual In' which to pack your Presents
and enhance their attractiveness. Make your purchases early we'll hold and de
liver them for you when the time comes.
No Clothing Fits Like Ours.
A IX Or A CLASS.
none Promoters Ho Worse Thaa tho
Kansas City Star,
fcfany persons who regard the methods
of Mr. Morgan, Mr. Schwab and other
modern promoters as legitimate, are ex
ceedingly bitter against "Powle and Vis
dupes" because of the Zlort City receiver
ship. In the opinion of these critics the
watering of Steel trust stock, the financing
of the shipbuilding company and similar
proceedings are merely smart business
transactions. But Elijah III., who has
fared sumptuously, and Is now unable to
meet hla obligations, they call a ploua
It Is difficult, however, for the unsophis
ticated Intellect to see any sharp distinc
tion between the Morgan methods In the
Steel trust and those of Dowle In Zlon
City except, possibly In this, that the New
Tork financier knew the common stock to
be mere wind, while Elijah III. may havs
supposed that his lac Industry would pay
Dowle appealed to the religious seal of
his followers for money to build up th
City of God, and Incidentally to support
the superintendent in luxury, Mr. Morgan
bad alluring prospectuses Issued, kept
brokers trading fictitiously In steel, and
countenanced the payment of a few divi
dends on the common stock In order to
Very likely the Dowle prospectuses would
not have Induced persons to Invest had
they not been backed up by his preten
sions to be Elijah the Restorer. The holy
seal which he Inspired In his followers
made them ready and anxious to oommlt
their money to his keeping, In marketing
Steel common, Mr. Morgan depended on no
superstition of the vulgar sort. He did not
pose aa a second Isaiah. But he did ap
pear In the guise of a prophet of finance,
and he used the prestige of a great busi
ness name Just as Dowle employed his
standing as the third Elijah.
Personal ambition and th dealr to draw
a large salary undoubtedly entered into
the plans of Dowle, but these are the com
mon possessions of the captains of Indus
try. Possibly Dowle has accumulated a
considerable fortune out of his manage
ment of a losing enterprise, so that he
may be able with equanimity to watch the
struggles of his Impoverished followers.
In this he Is not distinguished from scores
of "reputable" financiers. Why single out
Dowle for reprobation? H is only one of
a class of men whom many persons admire
for their "smartness."
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Philosopher Dooley, who has been busy
cake walking with the ""broth of a bye," has
secured a vacation and will presently renew
the conversation with Hennessy,
It I a question which class deserve th
highest penalties the suckers who fur
nished the money or th boodlers who
divided the stuff at Grand Rapids.
Chicago university is to receive its cus
tomary Christmas gift. It Is comforting to
consumers of oil to know that recent ad
vances contribute to th education of Chi
oagoese. Mme. Patti ha engaged th bridal suit
In a St. Louis hotel under these stipula
tions: "Absolute quiet In the rooms above
her. Decorations that will set off her dark
complexion to advantage, Meals prepared
by her own chef. Pure air la th room at
all hours." Luxuries com high, but the
madam Is built that war.
A New Yorker afflicted with a beetling
brow back of which mental wonders battle
for freedom offers to turn loose at space
rates a bunch of news about things anolent
and modern, Th tender s accompanied
by the Intimation that what he doe riot
knew Is not in th books and I not worth
looking for. It Is passing Strang this
vehicle of gull should go far from home
seeking a market for his wares when the
Wall street crowd wUl pay handsomely for
the right tip. The west Is a poor market
fpr "gold bricks."
R. S. WILCOX, Manager.
BKCl'LAR SHOTS AT TUB PIXP1T.
Kansas City Star: Juat as 8hwelnfurth
failed to make Dowle Impossible, so the
operations of Dowle will cause no hin
drance to the next grafter who appears t
plunder the perplo In th nam of religion.
Brooklyn Engl: John Alexander Dowle
la worth a good deaJ of money, but he
cannot realise on It. So far aa he ran un
derstand any proposition, he Is commendrit
to a study of a noted one, namely, .that yon
can't fool all th people all the time.
Buetnn Globe: The latest theory about
the sun spots Is that the bright onea are
heaven and the dark ones are helj. Th'a
amaxlng theory Is advanced by a "A asl'
Ington minlater, and proves. If not Its asr,
that the moon haa not tho monopoly vi
turning the human brain.
8prlngfleld Republican: Cardinal Merry
del Val is of Irish descent, sure enough,
though doubt haa been cast on the tact.
He told the story at a dinner at the Irish
college In Rome, six jears ago. A Water
ford man named Merry, a hundred years
ago, went to Spain, where he owned vine
yard, prospered and founded two nc'na
families, those o. Merry dai Val and Mtj
y Colon the latter coming t om a narr.age
Into the family f the dukes of Voragua,
the descendants of Columbus. At tt Uino
Merry y Colon was ambaasador from Spain
to the king of Italy, ai d Merry del Val
was ambaanador from tipfcn to tho pope.
The family of Merry still exists In Water,
te'rT"WUlJ "k t0 now '0UT Intentions,
"My Intentions T"
te's. Are you going to marry my daugh-
"Say! You and I aeem to be up against
the same puxile. Suppose we go together
and ask her about It.'' Chicago Post.
"This," said Deacon Hammer, holding
up a glass of ice water, "Is the drink for
me. i can't pet too much of this."
"That's right," replied Hardkaae; "you
can drink an awful lot of It on the morn
ing after, can't you ?" Philadelphia Press.
"Would you sell your vote!" said the
"Certainly not." anawered Senator Sor
ghum. "1 have been on th other side of
the market for a number of years." Wash
Mr. Trucker I think I
shall give up
my business, mv dear. I niliht
have some good out of my money.
Mrs. Trucker Oh, not yet, Samuel! But
when one of us dies, I shall give up house
keeping and see a lltUe of the world.
rown una country.
Applicant Yis, ma'am. Ol guess Oi'H
be as good as the next wan, ma'am, at
the cookin' an, the housework.
Mrs. Hlratn Often Well, w have only
the plainest dishes here.
Applicant Bo much the betther, ma'am j
ye won't complaint so much when Ol break
TO THE COMING AIT.
As tonight you came your way,
Bearing earthward heavenly Joy,
Tell me, O dear saint. I pray,
Did you see my little boyT
By some fairer voire beguiled,
Once he wandered from my sight:
He is such a little child.
He should have my lov this night.
It haa been so many a year
Oh! so many a year since than.
Yet he was so very dear;
Surely he will come again.
If upon your way you see
On whose beauty Is divine.
Will you send him back to mT
Ha la lost and he I mine.
Tell him that his little chair
Nestles where the sunbeams meet; .
That the shoes he used to wear
Yearn to kiss his dimpled feet,
rrll 1. 1 u . . .
on anna vi ncii yi viy ,uf
That waa wont tn nhara hla'slA?
Maybe that will bring my boy
Back to them, and back to me.
O dear saint, as on you go
Through the glad and sparkling frost,
BM those bells ring high nnd low
For a little child that s lost.
O dear saint, that blesses men
With thy grace of Christmas Joy,
Booth this heart with love again
Give me back my little boy!
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