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THE OMAHA DAILY HER: MNDAY. AT'OTST 0, 1905.
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dreaa will be chanced aa often as
In the luoautiinc, King Corn is doing
quite well, tlinuk you.
Uncle Sum's mosuito fleet has been
called out to engnge tlie yellow fever
momiulto in inortnl combat.
The si-andiiU in the ltritlsh war office
may help explain how men can afford to
serve in Parliament without pay.
Vhen n rain waNtiea out an irrigation
dam it is almoHt time to cttase Including
western Nebraska in the seml-arld re
gion. If the Mikado wants to enjoy a vaca
tion he should take time by the forelock
while he has Secretary Taft there to sit
on the lid.
It turns out that the Agriculture de
partment Is not such an innocent branch
of the government as people had been
led to believe.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson will
not take his August vacation this year.
There are no flies on Jim Wllsou when
be is house cleaning.
Lord Kitchener's victory over the
civilian government In India proves that
the hero of Khartoum fears red tape ns
little us black suvagefi.
"With an Anglo-French and Husso-Ger-man
alliance in prospect. Francis Joseph
of Austria may be warranted In fearing
for the fate of Ills successor.
China has been awarded $450,000 to
cause one of Its warships was sunk by
a Canadian merchantman. A warship
which could be sunk by a liner Is hardly
worth full price.
If Itussla really feurs a famine, con
tinuing the war and letting the troops
forage upon the enemy until the next
rrops ore harvested may be n remedy
entitled to consideration.
Now that it is publicly announced that
"Uncle Joe'" Cannon is the holder of a
Ndlege degree. Henry Watterson may be
jompelled to revise his Ideas regarding
he college man in politics.
' Ardent champions of state sovereignty
is Louisiana people are, they do not hes
itate to call upon the much -abused 'Ven
ral" power at Washington when they
-unt to curb tlie yellow fever.
Travelers visiting Honolulu report
hat the Hawaiian capital Is almost com
pletely Americanized. The cities In our
ntlicr Insular possessions may here see
what they are eventually coming to.
Now thut tribal Indian schools are to
? abolished in the Indian Territory, the
lborlglnes will begin to have a better
dea of the white man's burden; provld
ug they are also as heavily burdened
ivlth educational grafters.
The announcement that the Aasocta
tlon of International Anarchists Is to
lold convention at Paterson, N. J., may
iccouut for the alcondlng of the mayor
it that city. The creditors, however,
will probably attribute the act to another
Now that ihe Chinese government Is
making a profit from its railroads the
lowuger empress may look with greater
fvor upon the devices of the "forelgu
devils," while opponents of government
ownership iu America may devote their
time to proving thut tlie example has no
bearing on the question bere.
taxatiox An nrrnESKyTATioy.
A cursory glance at the grand assess
ment roll Just completed by the State
Hoard of Initialization Is decidedly in
htrui llve ns well as suggestive.
The aggregate taxable wealth of Ne
braska, Including the railroads, Is com
puted at $l,ril,0,.Mi,7i;i.l(. which, divided
by .", places the assessed value of all tax
able property In the state at $:i04,4i:t,
ato.t'i'j. On this valuation the total rev
enue for the maintenance of state gov
ernment, including a fraction over $;sM,
". to be applied toward the repayment
of the state debt, aggregates $2,1.10,
(.'!.'!.. 1.1. Apportioned among the various
counties In ratio with their assessed val
uation. Iouglas county comes in for
$2(i.S.i).1T).ll, or approximately one-tenth
of the entire sum to to raised by taxa
tion for state purposes.
From every point of view I)ouglas
county's contribution toward state gov
ernment Is out of all proportion to its
allotment of political patronage, or rep
resentation in the various departments
of state government executive, Judicial
In the executive department Itouglas
county Is represented by the lieutenant
governor, an officer who draws just $0iH)
out of the state treasury for two years'
services, and plays wall flower most of
the time, unless the governor, who la
usually a robust person, should resign,
die, receive promotion to a seat In the
United States senate or appointment to
a lucrative federal position.
In the Judicial department Douglas
county has ltcen favored with one su
preme court commissioner, a recorder of
the cou:-t and a supreme court bailiff.
In the legislative department the con
trast between taxation and representa
tion is even more disproportionate. Lan
caster county, for example, which will
pay into the state treasury $10!),7!)S..1C(
In taxes next year, is represented by two
senators and five memlK-rs of tho house,
while Douglas county, which is to pay
$2)S,;i,15.11, is represented by only three
senators and nine metutters of the house.
Lancaster and Cass counties together,
which are taxed an aggregate of $100,
.180.85), have the same representation In
the senate that Douglas county has, al
though Douglas county pays $42,000
more into the state treasury. Cass and
Otoe, which pay together $10.",10.77, are
represented by two senators and five
inetnj,iers in the house. Buffalo and
Sherman, with $-18,40.1.80, are repre
sented by one senator, and Adams
county, which Is taxed only $.1(1,217.01,
Is represented by one senator. At the
same ratio Douglas county would be en
titled to six senators. Adams, Cass and
Otoe counties together have three sena
tors, although they pay only $141.378.7.1,
against $208,0.15.11 paid by Douglas.
These discrepancies of representation
are still more glaring when comparison
is made with relative populations of the
The proportion of Douglas county's
contribution toward the maintenance of
state institutions affords very interesting
study also. While Douglas county has
been favored with only one secondary
state charitable institution, nnmely, the
School for the Deaf, maintained at about
$33,000 per annum, the contribution of
Douglas county toward the maintenance
of the State university will aggregate
$30,000 for the coming year on the 1-mill
tax and fully $10,000 more for its pro
rata covering the general aggregate of
expense. The state benevolent institu
tions which require an aggregate of
$."i00,ooo a year for maintenance will
take $."0,000 from Douglas county.
These' figures should convince the peo
ple of Nebraska that Douglas county Is
an Important fuctor In supplying funds
for the maintenance of state government
and state Institutions, and it goes with
out saying that Omaha to all intents
stands for Douglas cojinty. so far as tax
ation is concerned. The value of Its
growth In wealth and population to the
rest of the stnte must be apparent to all
who have given the subject the slightest
THE FUTURE OF TEACHERS.
We are accustomed to having the lot
of tlie school teacher portrayed In such
dismal colors and the attractions of the
teaching profession decried as so inslg
nificaut In comparison with other voca
tlons thut it is refreshing to find the op
posite view taken in the address deliv
ered by Dr. W. T. Harris ot the recent
meeting of tlie National Education nsso
elation, now accessible in its complete
By reason of his long service as com
missioner of education Dr. Harris will be
recognized without contention as Ieing
the one educator best versed in conditions
as they exist among teachers In our coun
try schools the country over. He asks and
undertakes to answer two questions:
First, whether the positions of teachers
are permanent or merely temporary oc
cupations; and, second, what a teacher
making his profession n permanent life
work can look forward to in the way of
rising from the ranks to better positions,
with more remunerative pay, and how
these positions compare with possibilities
To throw light on this subject a large
amount of statistical Information has
been collected disclosing the fact that the
average annual Increase In higher eduoa
tlon throws open uearly 1,000 new places
a year in colleges and universities for
teachers promoted from the secondary
schools, found to have the requisite skill
and scholarship. Tlie number of profes
sors and teachers enumerated by the cen
sus at successive periods proves that
their increase is faster than the increase
tn population. Analyzing returns of a
recent canvass of tho salaries of teach
ers made for tlie National Educational
association by a special committee, Dr.
Harris points out that as against M.M1
positions in the cities covered with an
nual salaries upward of $ou there, were
14.103 with annual salaries tetwen $ro0
and $O0, and only 17,728 with annual
salaries tit-low $.ViO, and he adds: "No
teacher has a right to complain on a so
cialistic basis if he Is receiving a salary
of $iUk)." and in conclusion:
Th future of teachers' aal&rivs is a
hrlrht and promising one, viewed In the
lljtht of prneral Industrial progress, hut a
far more hopeful one, viewed from the
economic light of Increased values for
vocations that have for their object pro
tection and culture.
Tills address surely ought to be Inspir
ing rending for teachers who have al
lowed themselves to vo persuaded Hint
the teaching profession Is, considering
the character of the service, the least
recognized and poorest paid of all.
Ttr.arijATVix of life ixsvrakck-
Discussion of the question of federal
regulation of life insurance companies
shows a very general public sentiment In
favor of giving the federal government
oine such supervision of the business of
life Insurance as It exercises over na
tional banks. A valuable contribution to
the discussion is" made by Mr. James M.
Reck, formerly nsslstnnt attorney gen
eral of the I'niteij States and now coun
sel of one of the great life insurance com
panies. He finds in the language of the
act creating the Department of Com
merce and Labor an implied declaration
by congress that Insurance may to a
part of Interstate or foreign commerce.
Mr. Heck urges that there are peculiar
reasons why there should be strict gov
ernmental supervision of insurance. Its
success depends upon a multiplicity of
contracts in order to establish a safe av
erage, and even when conducted on the
mutual plan, as distinguished from n
Joint stock company, such multiplicity
necessarily makes it impossible for the
policy holders to exercise any but an in
direct control over the affairs of the com
pany. Moreover, many of the contracts
are conditioned upon the death of one of
the contracting parties, and it Is emi
nently proper that the state should super
vise the faithful execution of the con
tract by the surviving party. Mr. Beck
points out that almost every civilized
country has appreciated the necessity of
governmental supervision of Insurance
and In almost all the insurance depart
ments Is a bureau of the department of
commerce. The I'nlted States Is the only
government in which such a power Is de
centralized and permitted to remain in a
constituent state. "Uniformity of con
tract in n given class of Insurance Is n,
basic principle of the business, but many
states attempt by legislation, often In
Judicious, to read into insurance con
tracts statutory provisions which, apply
ing only to contracts in a particular
state, are destructive of uniformity."
In regard to the decisions of the su
preme court of the United States, that
Insurance Is not commerce, Mr. Beck re
marks that that tribunal has never had
occasion to consider the validity of a fed
eral statute to regulate Insurance, Its de
cisions having been predlented upnn state
statutes. He expresses the opinion that
a law might be drafted which would re
quire insurance companies to serve the
fiscal purposes of the government to such
an extent as would bring them within
the scope of federal power. These views
and suggestions by an able lawyer who
has given the subject of federal regula
tion of insurance careful consideration
should command attention and are likely
to exert a considerable influence. The
bill introduced in the senate at the last
session, proposing a comprehensive
scheme for the regulation of life insur
ance companies by the federal govern
ment, will undoubtedly be brought for
ward at the next session and the sub
ject thoroughly discussed. The author of
the measure. Senator Dryden of New
Jersey, is president of the Prudential
company, and the bill is understood to
have the indorsement and support of all
the principal life Insurance companies.
WEAK SPOT IK DIRECT PRIMARY-
The selection of candidates for office
by the direct vote of members of political
parties at primary elections under super
vision of regular election officers Is a
measure of reform that must commend
itself to all who desire to purge our po
litical system of some of Its worst
abuses. It is an open question, however,
whether all the features emlmdled in the
new primary election law enacted by the
last legislature for this city and county
will stand tlie test of the courts.
It is ordained by the constitution of
Nebraska that "all elections shall be free
and there shall be no hindrance or im
pediment to the right of the qualified
voter to the elective franchise." This
provision interpreted in its broadest
sense means that no law shall be enacted
that would prevent any person qualified
to exercise tlie elective franchise from
casting his ballot by imposing upon him
unreasonable burdens, or exacting from
him any money consideration as a condi
tion precedent to th exercise of his priv
ilege. Under this provision, for example. It Is
doubtful whether the voters of Nebraska
could te required to pay a poll tax be
fore being allowed to vote, as has been
the case in Pennsylvania and other
states. It follows as a natural sequence
that the freedom of elections should not
be abridged by the imposition of a tax
or a license fee upon candidates for
office, and no law hus ever been enacted
in this state contemplating the collection
of such a tax as a condition precedent to
the printing of the name of any candi
date on an official ballot.
Whether the provision of the primary
election law that requires all candidates
to pay into the public treasury 1 per cent
of the salaries and emoluments to which
they would be entitled during one term
If elected to tlie office to which they as
pire, is for the same reason an open ques
tion. This head tax on candidates may
have been legitimate so long as it was
imjwsed by political committees to as
sist In defraying the expenses of con
ducting primary elections. It becomes a
serious question, however, whether the
exaction of such a fee Is permissible un
der our constitution wlin the state as
sumes the function of supervision and
conduct of primary elections.
If the legislature has the right to Im
pose a tax of 1 ier cent on the aggregate
salary of each candidate for office, it
could with the same authority make this
tax 2, 3, 5 or even 10 per cent of the sal
ary. With some candidates 10 per cent
would not be prohibitive, with other cau-
dldates 1 per cent Is prohibitive. In the
very nature of things, If a moneyless
man aspires to nn office for which he is
qualified he must either desist from le
Ing a candidate or place himself under
obligation to somelxaly to loan him
money or pay bis fee for him.
It may be said that the moneyless man
has no business to aspire to office, but
that Is contrary to the spirit, if not the
letter, of our constitution and certainly
not In conformity with the spirit of
American institutions. If the state must
pay all the expenses incident to a general
election because It exercises supervisory
functions for Its citizens to ascertain for
them under legal forms who Is their
choice for public office, does it not bo
hoove the state also to lear the expenses
Incident to primary elections whenever
It assumes the prerogative of conducting
and supervising primary elections for the
various political parties and throws
around the election officers all the safe
guards and authority with which the
state surrounds the officers of regular
elections? In view of the fact that this
feature of the direct primary law Is to
be contested, the decision of the courts
will le awaited with much Interest
WILL PUSH lXVESJIUATIoy.
Secretary Wilson is actively investi
gating charges affecting his department
and intends to remain at his desk
throughout the summer for this purpose.
He has found that allegations regarding
the weather bureau and the bureau of
animal Industry were without foundation
and possibly some other charges may be
shown to be groundless. There is said to
be evidence that much of the so-called
scandal in the Department of Agriculture
Is manufactured for tlie express purpose
of breaking down the government cotton
reports, and It is more than suspected
that this is tlie work of speculators who
hope for u return to the old system be
fore the government undertook to esti
mate crop and acreage.
It is said that government reports upon
the cotton crop have been the bane of the
speculators for several yeurs, or ever
since they reached a degree of accuracy
that has proven them tlie most trust
worthy estimates ever obtained. Before
the government issued its estimates Im
partially to the world it wns possible for
a firm of brokers to employ a force of
agents at n large expenditure to canvass
the cotton territory and secure a very ac
curate estimate of the crop. The data
secured was the firm's own property and
could be used unscrupulously 'to swing
the market one way or the other. This
cannot now le done and tlie speculators
would like to have the government esti
mates abandoned. It Is said Unit when
Secretary Wilson set about perfecting
the government reports so as to place ac
curate information before the commer
cial world he Incurred the enmity of the
speculators and tlie fight against him has
never been relaxed.
The secretary of agriculture Is taking
the proper course In personally conduct
ing an Investigation of his department.
It Is an assurance that the inquiry will
be most thorough and that anyone found
to be delinquent will be summarily dealt
with. Meanwhile Mr. Wilson has the
earnest support of the president and the
entire confidence of the country in his
KVW THE COA FE REKCE.
Tomorrow the envoys of Russia and
Japan will arrive at Portsmouth and
without delay will meet and open nego
tiations. That the conference will result
in ending the costly conflict In the far
east is the hope of the civilized world,
but it cannot be said that the prospect
Is altogether bright. The recently re
ported utterance of the czar and expres
sions credited to M. Wltte, assuming
them to be authentic, are not reassuring.
They indicate a state of mind tbut does
not make for peace. There is in the re
ported expressions of the chief Russian
plenipotentiary a tone which implies that
the nature of his instructions is such as
to make' him feel that the negotiations
will be fruitless. He has spoken, if cor
rectly reported, only in a pessimistic
spirit. It may be that there is n purpose
iu tills, that it is intended to warn the
Japanese envoys to be enreful to make
their demands moderate, but its effect
has been to create doubt whether the
conference will result In peace. As to
tlie representatives of Japan they have
been mostly discreetly silent and while
there have been repeated statements of
what they will demand nothing has been
published on their authority.
It Is pointed out that there are but
three demands In the probable peace
terms which will require any surrender
on the part of Itussla of property to
which she has any valid claim. These
relate to the cession of Sakhalin al
ready in the possesion of Japan the
transfer of ownership of the Manchurlan
railway, and the payment of an indem
nity. As to the latter, it Is generally con
ceded that Japan will be wholly within
her rights in demanding that she be re
imbursed for her share of the expenses
of the war. Undoubtedly the Itussinn ne
gotiators will bend all their efforts to
evade any such payment, but there can
be no peace without it. Indemnity is to
Japan the vitally essential part tf the
acknowledgment that she is lieing treated
by Itussla on a basis of absolute equal
ity. For that very reason it Is the bitter
est of all the elements in Russia's cup of
Portsmouth now becomes the center of
world interest and tlie little New Hamp
shire town,' never lefore heard of by
most pttople, Is given historical distinc
tion. If, however, the conference shall
result in a treaty of peace It will be
known as the treaty of Washington.
Fools sometimes ask questions which
it puzzles wise men to answer. The
question is asked by the Oinuha demo
pop organ. Why Attorney (ieueral
Brown did not liegln proceedings against
the Nebraska grain elevutor men's com
bine before a private citizen hud driven
tlie trust under cover. Manifestly lie
cause Attorney Ceneral Brown is not a
gramlstund performer. Ue is not in the
habit of making a ronr unless he has
something tangible to sustain the roar.
He does not Invuke the jower of the
courts on mere rumor and take his
chances of being thrown out of court for
want of evidence to make good. Attor
ney t.eneral Brown had no legal evi
dence or proof of any conspiracy or com
bination In restraint of trade on the part
of the alleged Grain trust until the lid
wns taken off In the civil damage suit
brought by one of Its former members.
He was very prompt, however, in taking
decisive action Just as soon as he had
proof to warrant him in taking official
The Increase In savings bank deposits
in New York for the year ending June
30 last was nearly $8t'.,0oo.ooo. If pri
vate savings banks can show such
growth it Is reasonably certain that gov
ernment postal savings banks would
stimulate thrift among the poorer classes
not reached by private bunks to a degree
that would add every year to the accu
mulated wealth of the country millions
that are now practically wasted.
The enactmeut of a corrupt prnctlces
act to restrict election expenditures in
Connecticut is being hailed as a great
achievement in the name of reform. The
efficacy of the corrupt practices act may
perhaps be greater in Connecticut than
In Nebraska, but here a six years' trial
has demonstrated the fact that the candi
date who wants to 1k separated from his
money will not have to hunt for a way
to do it
An eastern publication ventures the
opinion thut there will be no large de
mand upon the east for money to move
the crops this fall because the west was
never liefore so well provided with the
funds required for this movement. It
might have gone better than this. If
the east gets real hard up the western
farmer will come to his rescue with his
Although New Orleans has been virtu
ally blockaded by the yellow fever scare,
its bank clearings for the last week were
05 per cent higher than those of the cor
responding week of last year. Wonder
what that means. Does the yellow fever
mosquito increase the circulation?
Omaha has reached out uud pulled in
a few little conventions for 1000, but it
is amply able to take care of two or
three of the big ones. The way to get to
be n convention city is to start early and
keep at it.
Doubtlnar Japan's Professions.
There ara persons who will doubt Japan's
profession of love for America so Ions; as
It refuses to ahow any disposition to relieve
us of the Philippines.
Promise and Performance.
The Russian envoys will have a g;ood
answer for the demands of the Japanese.
They can say. "Didn't we promise two
years ago to get out of Manchuria? Aren't
we out or going? Well, what do you want?"
Russia's Robust Representative.
The various descriptions of Serglus Wltte
given by English and American travellers
go to show that if he were czar, Russia
would have a man, not a scarecrow, on the
throne. Physically, his will be the com
manding personality at the peace confer
ence; but physique won't count so much at
Remembering the .little Indemnity It had
to pay Germany thirty years ago, France Is
In a logical position to say to Its friend
Russia that l,000,0no,0of Indemnity to Japan
Is not a cent too much, and Just to prove
that such Indemnities are not ruinous. It
can say that It has paid Its own long ago,
and Is now able to put Its hand in its pocket
and lend any amount to Russia.
Same Old Story.
This projected consolidation of nineteen
companies manufacturing street railway
cars Is of Interest. Indicating that the ten
dency to combination In competitive Indus
try still continues. The usual promises of
great economies In production appear in the
prospectus, and possibly their generous
capitalization la provided for. Experience
has proved, however, that calculations on
this score almost Invariably turn out to
have been grossly exaggerated. It Is a
warning that new combinations would do
well to heed.
Moral Standard In Business.
Nw York Mall.
From a thousand pulpits our midsummer
moralists assure their perspiring auditors
thut things are bad, very bud, In the busi
ness world Just now. The publicists and
the reformers shake their heads dolefully
and repeat the pessimism. The magazlnlsta
and the pamphleteers search In vain for
some less depressing theme. Isn't It barely
possible that the vast majority of observers
are all generalizing too much? The morale
of our business life is not to be measured
by the rascals who occasionally come to
the surface in it any more tban the potency
of the Christian religion Is to be Judged by
the backsliders from It.
Value of a Business Education.
Lyman J. Gage.
The influences and effect of a business
education are not dissimilar. It opens the
mind to a comprehension of that dis
tributive system of commerce by which
the division of labor Is made possible.
It shows the student the Interdependence
between agriculture and transportation,
between manufacturing and Insurance. It
reveals to him the principles and details
of the banking system, that great and
useful mediator In all Industry and com
merce. He learns the power and usefulness
of credit, by whose aid things are pro
duced, transformed and passed on to the
customer. He becomes familiar with the
various Instruments of the world's ex
changes, such aa books of account,
promissory notes, bills of exchange, stitps
and railroads; he learns, or ought to learn,
the legal sanctities which are thrown
around all evidences of claims and titles.
If a diligent student In a proper business
school, he will acquire a mental grasp
of the simpler principles of political econ
omy, for there are axiomatic truths here
as there are In mechanics and mathe
matics. That the wages paid to labor
cannot exceed the value of the product Is
as simple a proposition as that the part
cannot be greater than the whole. That
wealth Is the surplus of useful things left
over beyond the cost or exhaustion of pro
ducing them Is equally simple and true.
Resting on this satisfying conception, we
can no longer be fooled with the Idea that
wealth can be Increased by diminishing the
measure by which It Is counted, whether
that measure be yardsticks, dollars Of
weight In avoirdupois.
mXAR SHOTS AT THE Pfl.PIT.
Philadelphia Press: All Methodism
mourns the not unexpected death of Bishop
Joyce, one of the broadest minded snd most
sweet spirited leaders of the denomination.
The wide reach of his Influence Is Indicated
by the statement that he has preached In
every clvlllzid country on the globe.
Chicago Chronicle: Treadling Is declared
by a church magaxlne to be one of the
lost arts, but the religious Journal Is un
duly discouraged There may be little
preaching from the pulpit, but there Is a
great deal everywhere else. The tendency
to sermonise extends from the emperor
of Germany down to the man who sits next
to you at the lunch counter. Thus the
amateurs have thrown the professional
preachers into the shade.
Minneapolis Journal: Bishop Ludden of
Syracuse, N. Y., has made a move for the
observance of the Snblmth by refusing
Christian burial to those who die by acci
dent while seeking amusement on the first
day of the week. His action has the ap
proval of Andrew P. White, who has writ
ten a letter commending tho bishop's po
sition and Inveighing against the pnganlz
lng of Sunday. We should suppose that
the principal effect of such ruling would
be to minimise the Importance of Christian
burial. If It were denied on such Insuf
ficient grounds, It might come In time to be
Chicago Tribune: In Chicago, and doubt
less elsewhere, the ministers who preach
on timely subjects draw the largest crowds
They do so because their sermons are the
most Interesting. The great end and aim
of preaching Is to teach people what Is
right and get thorn to do It. But before
the minister can do this he must get him
self heard. There has been a good deal of
discussion as to why many city people do
not go to church. The main reason prob
ably has been that many preachers have
not striven to keep In touch with the peo
ple In the struggling, playing, sorrowing
world about them have not kept Informed
as to what men are doing and thinking
and, consequently, have failed to provide
In their sermons the kind of Intellectual
and moral pabulum for which their con
gregations were hungering. Preachers who
strive constantly to keep up In their lives
and their sermons with the tHought nnd life
of their time seldom complain of lack of
New York Sun: Cardinal Gibbons, as
quoted by the New York Herald, looks on
"the evil of divorce as a greater evil than
corporate corruption, because corporate
corruption rights Itself by Its own wrong"
that Is, it provokes the publicity of an
exposure. The cardinal, however, ques
tions the practicability of the plan of social
ostracism of the divorced which has been
proposed by the very earnest Roman Cath
olic women banded together as the "Daugh
ters of Faith." Is not the publicity which
Is making corporate corruption so danger
ous to personal reputations having some
thing of the same result as respects fash
ionable divorces? Is not the current ex
posure of the vanity of the social climber
and pretender having a good moral effect
also? Is It not tending to Increase the
value of genuinely deserved distinction and
to impose on self-advertisement the pain
ful penalty of public ridicule? Will not
the rush to get Into published and pictured
lists of the "smart set" bo diminished
hereafter? Exposure Is working a cu:e all
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
American Iced drinks are going down
rapidly in Europe.
Admiral Rojestvensky Is able to sit up
and take nourishment.
Maine Is a state of high moral ideals,
but It managed to pull oft M6 divorces lust
New York Insurance companies will have
no trouble tn figuring up a surplus of in
vestigations. The Buffalo price for an Involuntary kiss
is Judicially fixed at $X and costs, a pretty
good price for the Buffalo article.
The report that the Hon. Hlnkey Dink
of Chicago Is traveling Incognjto appears
to be unfounded. Mr. Pink Is traveling In
his old clothds.
With the mercury In the 90's recipients
of cards about hard coal prices may "smile
and smile again." Later on the coal man
will brush It off.
The marvelous evolution In the life In
surance business may be measured by the
fact that one noted agent was dismissed
for talking too much.
Miss Edna Dlckerson, a Chicago court
reporter, has come Into undisputed posses
sion of a fortune of 12,000.000, bequeathed
to her by a second cousin whom she had
One of the moonlight belles of Swamps
cott, Mass., Is confined to her chamber by
a shattered rib, a painful souvenir of an
ardent hug. But she Is not complaining.
Men are too scarce In that locality.
One of the ocean liners brought across
109 babies and the captain Is credited with
remarking that It was one fierce squall
all the way over. Evidently these little
immigrants huve started In early to grow
up with the country.
'The sliver punch bowl presented by the
state of Kansas to the battleship bearing
Its name was borne from the state before
Carrie Nation could Inscribe It with her
hatchet. As a consequence the gift lacks
the coat of arms of tho state.
Thomas Jansen Datura of Memphis, Tenn.,
wearied by a name so outrageously cari
catured, petitioned a local court to change
It to llamm. The petition was granted, and
the transition from Damm to liamm ef
fected with Judicious decorum.
Jolly wedding guests at Eastport, Me.,
recently captured a brldegrootn and merrily
soaked him with flour paste after parading
him through town In a melon crate. The
vlctljn had Srevlouly engineered similar
pranks on others and had earned the dose
Women of Ross Valley, Cal., went on
the warpath a few days ago and blotted
out with green paint every signboard In
town. Oreen matches the color of lawns,
and Is more soothing to the eye than the
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garish colors of the sign painters' pot. Th
latter are green with wrath.
Kentucky boasts of a woman who has
buried eight husbands and has No. 9 on her
hands. She is only S3 and Is likely to
crowd the record of sncient moundbullders.
Stella So you think he has been engaged
Bella Yes; he didn't stick himself on ths
pin In my belt. New York Sun.
"We are all bound to earth by the law of
gravitation," observed the scientist.
"That or matrimony," corrected the man
to whom he was talking. Detroit Free
"Yes, there's a new baby at Snlffkln'a
house, and It takes after the mother"
"Mvl That's great; lucky child!"
"Why, have you ever seen Mrs. Sniff
"No. but I've seen Sniftkins." Philadel
phia Press. ,
"Mr. Meekley and Miss Strong are aot-
uallv to be married, eh?"
"Yes, unless he gets scared and backs
out. It makes hlpi nervous every time sh
mentions the 'trousseau' she's going to
wear. She pronounces it so much like
trousers.' "Chicago Tribune.
She But do you really like me Just as I
He (enthusiastically Just as you arel
There Isn't a single thing about you that I
would change, except your name. Somer
"Mother, what sort of a sign -fs It when
you dream that you are married?"
"They say that dreams go by contraries,
m"Moher. I'll be afraid to go to Sleep
now." Cleveland Plalndealer.
"I think, dear." said the bright girl, "you
had better speak to father tonight."
"Why tonight particularly?' asked her
timid lover. "Is he In a good humor this
'""We.7 he's In the humor to give me to
you. I arranged with my milliner, dress
maker and dentist to send their bills to hlia
this murnliig.' -I'hlladelplila Press.
W. M. Gamble In tha Atlantic
O vast, unwieldy land of ours!
Like some huge Titan boy thou art
Whose blood surges through his heaTV
In a crude strife of powers,
l-ntil some tingling moment when
t)ne cry wrings all true souls and then
Thou standest in tho strength of wrath and
Thou ga'herest all thyself to tower abovs
thy peersl t
Thee, newborn far beyond the main.
God cradled In a new-found clime
That wistful Europe's dreams subllm
Might not seem all In vain:
Hope, reawakening at thy birth.
Thrilled the droopt songsters of tbe earW
To brief ecstatic Joy. Ere- long In tljee
Shall they behold the pledge of one Hu
The nations, aye, the nations wait
Thy ripening. Shall they lift their eyea
To see thee knit thy thews and rise.
Single and whole and great?
Not sooner for the bugle call.
Not sooner for the sound of all
Tlie cannonades that roar beneath the sun.
Knowledge and Love and Toll shall slowly
niake thee one.
What song shall hail you far-off morn?
Must Hope be sung in sweet, sad walls
By Europe's rich-voiced nightingales
Bleeding against a thorn?
Come, new-world Krk! Come, future,
In thy strong chanting men shall hear
Ixve dominant through the triumph hymn
While long-retreating drums beat the dead
march of strife.
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T. LOUIS, MO.
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