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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1003.
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WHEN OCT OF TOWN.
Subscribers leaving the t-lty t e in -porarlly
ahonld have The Bee
mailed to them. It Is better than
a dally letter from home. Ad
dress will be chanired as often as
Tills year's corn uroi) is u buuiiH'r for
the wliolo country imd Nebraska con
lilbutcs its full Bliiire.
Mont of the time it hits boon u tight
between the musses ami the cIhnhch, but
this year it lias been a light l'tweeu
the masses niiil the bosses.
, A state supported drama Is feasible
in dreamland, but in this wide-awake
American republic the realization of
the dreuin Is 'way, 'way off.
Whvn that bridge arbitrary at St.
Louis Is abolished Omaha will have to
look out or the Kansas City gateway to
the west will prove the wider.
The newspaper duel that Is being
fought by wireless Marconigram be
tween Omaha and Lincoln threatens
danger chiefly to the spectators.
' Several paying positions have been
pulled off for Nebraskans In- Panama,
but the man who goes to Panama takes
his chances on returning to God's coun
try. Cunllffe, who stole f loo.ooo and lost It
nil, Is given six years In the penitentiary,
which Is proof conclusive that he failed
to get nny of the cash to the lawyers.
The United States of Colombia may
regret that the Mexican iuteroceaulo
railroad was not built before the resi
dents of TanauMi felt tho desire for a
If Irishmen accept the advice offered
In Dublin and refuse to enter the British
army the "faction fight" must be re
vived if the spirit of warriors Is to be
Reform Is invading all departments of
government In this ltooseveltlan era.
The latest evolution in that direction
has struck Uncle Sam's rock-rooted na
tional print shop. '
With one bureau at Washington hav
ing In charge the questions of Irrigation
and drainage It is possible that the
proper solution of the moisture problem
is one of distribution.
It Is now "up to" Marquis Ito to plan
a form of government for Corea, but he
did such good work for Japan a few
years ago that the Coreans may be con
gratulated In advance.
AVIth Nansen ns Norwegian minister
nt London and Sven Ilediu the ambas
sador of civilization to central Asia
Scandinavian explorers are still show
ing considerable activity.
Governor I'enuypacker has called a
special session of the Pennsylvania leg
islature. As this body was elected by
the faction which was defeated last
week it is probable that some one is
afraid something will drop when the
voters get another chine nt legislators.
John I). KockytVller Is to be the lead
ing spirit In-hind the big musical or
ganization to be formed in New York
modeled after the Ilostou Symphony or
chestra. Aud yet there are people who
say that Kockyfeller has no music in
his sole aud is fit only for treasons,
strategems aud spoils.
Tlie signal corps officers of the United
State army are said to contemplate
establishing a hydrogen gas manufac
turing plant at or near Fort Omaha, and
In due time Omaha may tieeome the
Initial point of the overland balloon line
that will carry passengers to China
without change of cars.
trnn pats the frkiuhti
The net earnings of the United Bta.tes
Steel corporation for the quarter ending
-It ri September were l;tl.2K,6M, against
I.K.3n6.0o In the second quarter of the ear
and $a,o-,oy in the first qua iter. In the
corresponding quarter of 11M they were
only I18.773,(x). Unfilled orders on hand
October 1 were for i,w,37" tons a quan
tity which breaks the record. New York
These figures are a revelation of the
vast tribute levied upon American com
merce and industry by the colossus of
trusts. Taking the net earnings for the
first three-quarters of this year as a
basis of the earnings for the last quar
ter, the net earnings of the United
States Steel corporation for the year
1903 will aggregate about $U5,000,0K),
which is equal to 7 2-3 per cent of Its
enormously inflated capitalization of
At the time the trust was organized
some seven years ago the Carnegie
Rteel works and the other plants merged
Into the United States Steel corpora
tion were estimated to be worth f'i()0,
000,000, In round figures. On a capi
talization of f.'sJO.OOO.OOO the net earn
ings of $115,000,000 a year represent 23
per cent. In other words, the American
people, with a few foreigners thrown
In, are paying 23 per cent on the steel
The question naturally suggests It
self, who Is paylug tills enormous bonus
which the steel trust exacts? First aud
foremost, the railroads that purchase the
bulk of Its products, and recoup them
selves by levying the tax upon the pro
ducers of the country, nnd they In turn
levy it back upon the consumers, shar
ing with them incidentally that portion
of the tax which represents the com
modities cousunled by them indi
vidually. Next to the railroads come the pur
chasers of structural iron nnd steel, the
owners of fireproof buildings, which In
cludes mercantile buildings, office build
ings, hotels, theaters and public build
ings nnd bridges constructed of steel
and Iron, nnd the excessive profit is
charged back to tenants in rents, to
purchasers of merchandise In higher
prices, nnd property owners generally
In higher taxes.
And yet tho man who pays the
freight finds himself between the door
jam nnd the door. If the door is opened
for the importation of steel and iron
products from foreign countries by the
removal of the tariff, American mills
and factories will close their doors, mine
owners will cease to mine coal, and hun
dreds of thousands of bread winners
who are now employed nt good wages
will find themselves in the street. Their
enforced Idleness would in turn react
on merchnnts, manufacturers, meat
packet's, meat raisers, farmers and
If the door Is kept closed the Steel trust
will keep on earning 7 per cent divi
dends on $1,000,000,000 of watered stock.
unless rival corporations with hundreds
of millions of dollars at their disposal
can be organized to compete with it In
Its chosen field under great disadvan
The only possible relief must come
through the enforcement of the Sher
man anti-trust laws, reinforced by fur
ther legislation that will make fraudu
lent stock issues and stock kiting Im
possible. STEP TOWARD CONSULAR REFORM-
When Ellhu Boot was appointed sec
retary of state it was stated that one of
the duties which he would assume at the
very outset would be that of reforming,
as far as possible in the absence of con
gressional legislation, the consular serv
ice of the United States. It was known
that President ltoosevelt was very much
iu favor of reform. lie had so ex
pressed himself on numerous occasions
aud there has never been a doubt that
be earnestly meant all that was sug
gested In his utterances on the subject,
Making himself familiar with the faults
and defects of the consular service un
der political control In other words, as
a means of satisfying the demnnds of
politicians Mr. ltoosevelt has consist
ently urged that there should be a re
form in regard to that service which
would place It upon a better basis and
make It at once more efficient in a busi
ness way and more worthy of the coun
try. How important this Is perhaps the av
erage citizen cannot understand, be
cause he Is unable to comprehend or ap
preciate what a large part the consular
official can play in the commercial af
fairs of the country. As a matter of
fact, very few of our people have any
conception of what a consular position
means. The general impression, founded
upon experience, is that the consular
office Is virtually a sinecure, its Incum
bent having nothing more to do than to
look after Americans who are stranded
In foreign ports and help them to get
back to their native land. Incidentally
giving attention to trade matters which
might be of interest to our merchants
and manufacturers. For many years
this was the case, but the conditions
have very materially changed aud today
the American consul, like the consuls of
other couutrles, has become a great In
strumentality in the forwarding of tho
commercial interests of his country.
It is the purpose of Presideut ltoose
velt and Secretary Boot to make the
consular service more than ever an effi
cient aud active agency for the promo
tion of American trade abroad, and In
order to do this It Is essential to give
proper eneouragemeut to the men in the
consular fcervloe to perform their dut'es
with zeal and energy. If they can be
divorced from politics, as the president
Intends shall te done, aud iuhiV to rely
wholly ujton merit and efficient work for
retention in the service and advance
ment, there can be no doubt thot the
effect will be most salutary. We have
now a good consular service, but as
President ltoosevelt said in his last an
nual message It can be Improved.
A REASONABLE DEAtAXfl
The Board of Education is confronted
with, it problem that must be dealt with
in a generous spirit In the light of past
experience and existing conditions. Itef
erence Is made to the appeal of the
teachers in the lower grades for better
pay than they are now receiving. There
Is an element of justice iu this appeal
that should not be Ignored.
Iu Omaha, as In nil other cities, the
hardest worked ami poorest paid public
school employes are the teachers of the
lower grades, who rarely are able to
earn ns much as the janitors employed
to keep the school buildings clean.' At
present the lowest paid teachers earn
about $40 a month, but as they are em
ployed only nine and one-half months
in the year they do not average more
than $31 a mouth all the year around.
The average school teacher In the lower
grades is unable to pay her living and
lodging expenses aud clothing within the
limit of her earnings, not even contem
plating expenses that might be incurred
by reason of sickness.
It must also be borne in mind that a
material Increase in the cost of living
has made an increase of earnings an im
perative necessity for bread-winners
who are obliged to pay their own way.
These considerations, It seems to us.
Justify tlie Board of Education In grant
ing the prayer of the school teachers, at
least so far ns It concerns those iu the
lowest grades, even if by so doing the
teachers' pay roll footings are materially
raised. At the same time the board
should exact from tlie teachers the best
service they are capable of rendering,
and It goes without saying that people
who are not contented rarely do their
best in any employment.
CLOTHES AXD TUB MAX.
A whole section of this number of
The Bee is given over to timely articles
about fashionable dress for both men
aud women. We believe one of the
results of the prevailing prosperous
condition of all classes of our people is
that more attention Is being paid to
wearing apparel and that tlie tone of
the west and of Omaha In particular
has been notably elevated of recent
years In point of dress.
There was a time not so long ago,
when the backwoodsman's costume was
not out of place on our city streets aud
it is recorded in history that an Omaha
police chief once Issued an edict against
the display out-of-doors of the feminine
form clad in the flowing Mother-Hub-bards.
But the police department is
no longer recognized as the source of
local fashion edicts on tlie contrary
the most approved clothes models make
their appearance right here in the cen
ter of the mid-west almost as soon as
they are Imported from abroad, and
it does not take long for the less pre
tentious 'members of the community to
catch up with tho fashion leaders.
While ostentation in dress is to bo
deplored ns much as slovenliness, a
proper regard for outward appearance
stamps without question the degree of
culture attained by the people as a
whole. Tlie Improvement referred to is
explainable in large part by the better
grades of wearables and better work
manship placed at the disposal of their
patrons by our enterprising merchants
and high class clothes fabricators.
Clothes may not make the man, but no
man or woman will be hundlcnpped by
knowing where to get the various es
sentials to an appropriate costume and
how to wear them to advantage.
The reception which prince Louis of
Batteuberg, rear admiral in the British
navy, has received in this country, is an
expression of International courtesy
which is by no means exceptional and
to which no one can make reasonable
objection. When United States war
ships have visited foreign countries they
have been honored with the utmost con
sideration and nowhere more than in
England. Our navy is today recognized
throughout the world at its true worth
and as In the highest degree representing
the power of this republic in world af
fairs. Third in rank among the naval
powers, the United States commands the
unqualified respect of every nation in
We are on friendly terms with all
countries and desire to remain so. We
kuow no differences In our international
relations. The consideration that has
been shown to the naval representative
of Great Britain would be manifested
iu equal degree and sincerity toward a
representative of Germany, France or
any other country. It is an attestation
of amity and good will which every
American citizen ought to commend. It
implies no especial favoritism toward
Great Britain. It is really a reciprocal
courtesy and has no other meaning.
President ltoosevelt. as the representa
tive of the American people, has shown
a broad-minded spirit in this matter
which ought to silence all criticism of
those who are disposed to find fault
with the cordial reception that has been
accorded the British naval officers.
Presldeutial and gubernatorial
Thanksgiving proclamations are for the
most part perfunctory expressions of
gratitude for the blessings enjoyed by
the American people through a bouutlful
harvest, but Presideut Roosevelt's
Thanksgiving proclamation this year is
as unique as its author and stands out
In contrast with any state paper of its
class thut has ever emanated from the
White Mouse. The )Mple of the fertile
region that figured on the map forty
years ago as the great American Desert
will be Impressed with the president's
reference to the hardships and priva
tions of the pioneers: "We live in easier
and more plentiful times," declares
President ltoosevelt, "than out fore
fathers, the men who with rugged
strength faced the rugged days, and yet
the dangers to national life lire quite
as great now as nt any previous time
iu our history.
THE NATIONAL COXSER VA TOR F .
One of the most successful musical in
stitutions in the United States Is tlie Na
tional Conservatory of Music of Amer
ica, founded twenty years ago by Mrs.
Jeannette M. Thurber, who is still at its
head and as enterprising as at the be
ginning in promoting the cause for
which It was established that of ad
vancing musical culture In this country.
It was nn entirely patriotic task which
Mrs. Thurber undertook in estnl.;isliing
the conservatory. She believed that
there was as much musical talent In this
country ns in any other and that nil that
was needed was a means to give It op
portunity for development. This view
commended itself to thoso whoso atten
tion was drawn to it and she obtained
for her pluu of a national conservatory
lilH-ral support, thus placing it upon a
The institution has since steadily
grown In public recognition and favor
and today ranks among the foremost
conservatories of the world, not being
excelled by any of the great European
schools of music. Since Its organization
It has had ns conductors some of the
world's lending musicians and has pro
duced many vocalists and Instrumental
ists who have attained distinction in
their professions. An institution of this
high character, with so excellent a rec
ord, merits the utmost encouragement
and it is a very great pleasure to com
mend it to the attention of those who
are seeking a first-class musical educa
tion. The National Conservatory Is Just
entering upon Its twenty-first season,
with Improved facilities for pupils and
under conditions the most auspicious.
The election supervisors of New York
now have over 8,000 ballot boxes In
their care nnd keeping, during the con
test over tlie mayoralty. Had Greater
New York used the voting machines in
the late election there would have been
no ballot box frauds and no ballot boxes
to guard and William R. Hearst might
have saved a great deal of money, but
so long as the Ilomestake mine yields
$1,000,000 a month income the sworn
enemy of plutocracy does not mind pay
ing out a few thousand dollars a month
to detectives and lawyers.
Former Senator Pettigrew Is said to
have concocted a scheme to force the
southern states to pay the principal nnd
accrued interest on the bond issue made
during and immediately after the rebel
lion of 1801 to 1805. If Pettigrew could
only go Into partnership with former
Mayor Vaughn of Council Bluffs of gold
headed cane memory, who some years
ago organized a scheme to pension ex
slaves, he might have some chance of
getting himself into view once more.
Since the board of lady manngers of
the St. Louis exposition had enough
money to pay for the publication of the
report of work done by women at the
fair it enn no longer be denied that
women do not realize tlie full extent of
their powers. The majority of the
boards at St. Louis found a deficit.
Andrew Carnegie's remarks on the
subject of charity may not be accepted
cordially by the people who make a liv
ing distributing the money contributed
to charity by others, but he Is probably
right in his idea that the gifts of cash
should be actuated by personal feeling
rather than by a "trust"
The late Queen Victoria's son-in-law
is hiaklng the most of his battleship
Junket to America, If Battenberg had
married Into any other family but that
of the Guelphs he would scarcely have
attracted ns much attention as the aver
age German commercial traveler.
The federal government pays tlie state
of Missouri 30 cents a day for feeding
federal prisoners. As the cost to the
state is 8 1-3 cents the order removing
a large number of these prisoners to
Fort Leavenworth Is not popular at Jef
The ballot box mayorality contest of
New York will probably be decided
about the year 1910 if the courts do not
slow up. In the meantime George B.
McClellan holds the fort and the keys
to the city.
Asmus Boysen probably feels that he
will have earned that mining land in
Wyoming by the time he gets it, and
residents of Wyoming are apparently re
solved that he shall not get it until he
does earn It.
Miners who plan to fitrht for "recogni
tlon of the union" can well afIor( to let
the employers remain without speaking
acquaintance with the organization if
fair wages and conditions can be main
Russian prisoners of war who are re
joicing over the revolution may find
themselves permanent residents of
Japan, for even Couut Wltte has as
many agitators on his bunds as he de
sires. A Melaueholy Prospect.
If this measure to cut down the life In
surance companies' expenses continues,
some of the officials' relatives will be forced
soon to confine themselves to spending
their own money.
Two of a Kind.
Mr. Bernard Shaw appears to entertain
the s:itne contemptuous opinion of the
American people for not liking bis plays
that the practical politicians have when
the people rrfusn to let them rule for
Think and Look Pleasant.
One of the philosophers says this country
Is much In need of men who will put char
acter above wealth. The moralist should
study the United States senate and take a
more hopeful view.
A Nervy Knock.
Detroit Free Press.
The protest of American manufacturers
against the Japanese Imitating their prod
ucts sounds a trifle amusing to the man
who Is drinking French wines made In
Footprints of Civilisation.
'There's naught, no doubt, so much the
spirit cnlms as rum and true religion,"
wrote Lord Byron. Still, Chairman Bhonts
evidently thinks rubles and playing cards
may have a similar effect at Panama.
Crowding the Oeean.
Only one fear now confronts the enter
prise of the future. With the new Ideas
about the gigantic, slie of battleships and
of the proportions of the fleets they are
to form, the ocean may have to be en
larged to accommodate all of them at
, Xow Rnckle To.
'If we stop rebates, It would precipitate
a rate war. It Is true that we publish one
tariff and collect another," says J. S.
Leeds, general manager of the Santa Fe.
"One thing that as president of this coun
try I won't do Is to make a bluff that I
can't make good," said President Roose
velt nt New Orleans. The Issue seems to
bo Joined. "Shake hands, gentlemen. Oct
Dank Completely Looted.
So completely was the Knterprlse Na
tional bank of Allegheny, Fa., gutted that
the ordinary depositors will probably lose
all, even after the stockholders have been
assessed tho 100 per cent to which they
are liable under the law. The national
bank examiner for that region has been
removed by the comptroller of the cur
rency, but nobody seems to regard this
step as calculated to increase public con
fidence in federal bank supervision. 'lne
only difference between this bank examiner
and the others is that he was a trlflo more
tardy In discovering a rotten condition than
Is usually the case.
Clilua's "Deep nomination."
It Is officially announced that the Chinese
mvOTTinient "la nrofounillv humiliated and
distressed" over the massacre of the Amer
ican missionaries, all of which will be tuny
ii rnmfnrtlnar to the friends of the mur
dered missionaries as was Alkali Ike's
apology to the bereaved widow. "Madam,
nlt he "tho loke Is on us: we've hanged
your husband, and he wasn't tho man
we were after." Unless we are prepared
to fire our religion into the heathen Chinee
with a cannon, it is a certainty that ho
will be a long time accumulating a sum
rint amount to nrevent the necessity for
these periodical spells of humiliation and
FOIMJER OF TIIK V. M. C. A.
Splendid Rennlts Achieved In SHty
It rarely is given to a man to see the
realisation of his plans and hopes to such
an extent as was vouchsafed to Sir George
Williams, the founder of the Young Men's
Christian association, whose " death oc
curred In London on Monday. The Idea of
bringing his fellow workers Into an organ
ization for the "furtherance of religion
and society among the clerks of tho
drapers and other trades" suggested itself
to him, alter a tnlk with another clerk,
when he was a young , man of 22, nearly
sixty-two years ago. So successful was
the little society that was the result of
the idea that It soon outgrew its original
limitations and became an organization for
young men in general. Tho plan was
quickly taken up In other countries and
today there is scarcely a country on the
map in which some branch of the associa
tion Is not to be found, and tho movement
has come to be recognized as one of the
most important and practical agencies In
tho spread of the principles of Christianity
as applied to every-day life. Evangelical
but not denominational In scope, It has been
equally influential in helping to bring about
the closer kinship and better understand
ing which characterize the present day re
lations between the denominations.
With the view of giving opportunity for
the development of all sides of the young
man's character, the activities of the Young
Men's Christian associations have been ex
tended until they have touched almost
every phase of spiritual, mental and phys
ical endeavor. The religious gatherings of
the early days of the organization have
been supplemented by the educational de
partments and by the establishment of
gymnasia and other means of athletic ac
tivity. The original plan of establishing
such associations as meeting places for
young men engaged In some particular oc
cupation has been supplemented by the
larger one, In which business men, clerks,
railroad men and students have a common
Interest. While figures can tell but little
of the practical value of any activity, they
do show to what a tremendous extent an
Idea many spread. According to the gen
eral report published two years ago, there
were In all 6.S24 associations in various
parts of the world, Germany taking the
lead with 1.784. North America coming next
with 1,734 and Great Britain Btandlng third
with 1,178. The total value of the prop
erty owned by these organizations Is start
llngly large, amounting In all to nearly
133.000,000, the North American associations,
with their equipment valued at $;5,000,0oD,
taking the lead In this respect. In numbers,
too, the North American societies stand at
the head, with a membership of 350.000 out
of the total membership of 650,000 through
out the world. ' ,
Sir George Wljllams not only had the
satisfaction of witnessing the remarkable
growth of the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation movement, but he was actively In
terested in and Identified with the move
ment throughout his entire life. He was
greatly honored In his own land, and it
was because of his work as the founder of
the movement that he was knighted by
Queen VirtorU when the society celebrated
Its fiftieth anniversary.
EC I LAH SHOTS AT TIIK PtLPIT.
Cleveland Leader: A Chicago minister has
been dismissed from his charge because he
Is "too good at pool." The deacon he beat
must be hand loser.
Chicago Record-Herald: A Massachusetts
preacher says it Isn't necessary to believe,
lq a personal devil, since we have life In
surance presidents and political grafters.
He should have Included reckless chauf
feurs. Buffalo Express' Members o the Protest
ant Episcopal church will be Intereuted In
knowing that the Rev. Ingram N. Irvine,
D.' I., who was unfrocked by Bishop Tal
bot of Pennsylvania, has been admitted to
priesthood in the Russian Orthodox Cath
olic church. Serious charges were made
gainst Dr. Irvine and counter-charges
were made by him against Bishop Talbot.
The question of orthodoxy had no part In
The Kimball Piano Leads
ALL OTHER CHICAGO PIANOS
Why? because Kimball piano machinery Is the most perfect usedl
because Kimball piano labor Is more Intelligent than In any other
Chicago factory; because Kimball methods. Ideas and facilities for
piano manufacture are better than In any other Chicago factory. AH
of this makes the Kimball Tlano
There Is a limit to the stock
to close out at $250 each. $10
1513-15 Douglas Street
The Ilest Place to Iluy a Piano. Western Distributers of the Wonder
ful AX UK LI'S.
skioioxs nou.Ki) now.
Cant is the devils creed.
Tribulations spell triumph.
Warm hearts do not grow In hothouses.
The trickster Is always proud c.f his tact.
An empty head Is no evidence of a holy
Gliding the whistle will not raise the
It is hard to be in the swim without get
True prayer wears out the sojes faster
than the knees.
It Is only the evil we cherish that has
power to chastise us.
Sermons that are easy on the pulpit may
be hard on tlie people.
If you hnvo the water of life you will not
need to water life's stock.
There are men who never think of glory
unless they go by a graveyard.
Borrowed bruins have a way of balking
when you drive them in public.
It Is easy to be brave when you know the
enemy has only blank cartridges.
Buy your smiles at tlie bar and you are
likely to pick up your sorrows everywhere.
Many a man thinks he Is patient with
pain when he is only perverse In eating
The song of sympathy never comes until
tho singer has been to the school of sorrow.
PERSOXAI. AI1 OTHKIIWISK.
Cold weather makes fat turkeys and
robust coal dealers.
The ability of Gcorgo Brlnton McClellan
to "speak several languages fluently" Is a
mighty handy accomplishment these trying
In Massachusetts a candidate who mado
his own platform, antl-automoblle, was
elected with a whoop. Signs of tho times
In that locality point to a puncture.
Senator Reed Smoot may console himself
with tho rcllectlon that he Is not the only
august member who loBt his home town.
Senators Gorman, Penrose, Foraker and
Dick are in tlie same pickle. There are
A turkey, wiser than the rest of the flock,
carefully scanned the president's thanks
giving proclamation, and, observing be
tween the lines tho ominous words,
"memento morl," instantly fled for tho tall
As a result of Icloslng the saloons in Min
neapolis last Sunday 40,0u0 thirsty residents
hiked to St. Paul and exchanged $48,000 for
Sunday necessaries. This is tho first timo
In years that St. Paul profited by the twin
Oppressed man gets In a lick occasionally.
A St. IajuIs court heard his appeal for help
and soaked the woman who thrashed him
I'jO and costs, partially compensating for
man's humiliation. More power to the
Hon. Gassaway Pavls, Tarkcr's associate
In last year's run, owns a Juicy bunch of
stock In various railroad systems, and his
logical conclusion Is that rate regulation by
the government Is dangerous and wicked.
Mr. Davis knows a good thing and stands
pat' for number one.
The claims of expunding ,culture In Chi
cago has some basis. Nearly 1,200 men
called for Jury service in one case have
been rejected because they knew too much.
Now that the election Is out of the way
the country can cheerily turn to the ab
sorbing problem of turkey and cranberry,
garnished with foot ball.
Thoughtful Indeed was the Iowa judge
who, having settled certain differences be
tween a minister and his wife, In which
the wife was given custody of the children,
decreed that the father might visit the
children once a week, provided he agreed
not to pray over them. The Judge wisely
calculated that the children did not need
prayers half as much as the parents needed
plain common sense and a chance to forget
and forgive. '
PKESEIIVATIOX OF NIAGAHi.
Probable Joint Agreement Iletween
Canada and the I'nlted States.
New York Sun.
The preservation of the Falls depends
upon the combined action of both countries.
It may be assumed that the Dominion will
be ready to pass such laws and enter into
such agreements as may be necessary to
prevent the full conversion of the Niagara
river Into mere horse power. Pending final
legislation, a suspension bill is a highly de
sirable measure. The raid on tho river has
already gona too far. Concurrent action
by congress and Parliament could during
the coming sessions effect a permanent
prohibition of further Injury.
A report recently submitted by the Inter
national Waterways commission holds out
a hope that the Falls of Niagara may be
saved from any further despoliation for
commercial purposes. No act of the com
mission can be final, but It has wave,d a
danger signal In Its recommendation to the
government of the United States and to (
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that of Canada. that "such steps as they
may regard, as necessary be taken to pre
vent any corporate rights or franchises
being granted o" renewed by either federal,
stale or provincial authority for the use of
the waters of the Niagara river for power
or other purposes until this commission Is
able to collect the information necessary to
enable It to report fully upon the conditions
and uses of these waters to the respective
governments of the I'nlted States and
"How did Henpecked happen to Join that
expedition to the north pole? Is he so In
terested In science?"
"Science nothing! It was the only excuse
he could think of to get away from home."
Detroit Free Press.
Pa Twaddles I wish you'd put Tommy
Ma Twaddles What's the matter?
Pa Twaddles-Oh, he's pestering the life
out of me to find out what relation a cousin
German Is to a Dutch uncle. Cleveland
"That will do," Bald Mrs. Hiram Often,
sternly, "you will leave on Saturday and
you needn't bother me about a recommen
dation!" "Falx," replied Bridget, "OI hov no tn
tlntlon o' glvln' ye a rlcommlndapn. OI'll
tell the truth about ye to ivery Tclrl thot
axes me." Philadelphia Press.
"Poddleton has bought an absolutely
"Yes. And he's got the noisiest horn In
town attached to It." Cleveland Plain
"Gee!! But that woman In the top flat
has a heavy voice!" said the grocer's boy.
"So?" said the first floor cook.
"Well. I should say! She threw it down
the dumb waiter at me the other day, ami
it nearly broke me up In business:" De
troit Free Press.
"Oh, my brethren, the Lord Is calling
you!" cried the preacher with dramatic
"I haven't got anything only a littl
pair." murmured Deacon Swift, waking up
with a start. Philadelphia Ledger.
"What did. Harry Bay when tie rjro
posed?" "He didn't really say anything at first,
but when mamma came In and put her
back against the door and nodded her head
at him In her persuasive way he seemed to
suddenly recover the use of his voice and
then I said 'yes' real quick." Cleveland
THE CHILDREN'S HOlTt.
Henry W. Longfellow.
Between the dark and the daylight,
When the night Is beginning to lower.
Comes a pause In the day's occupation
That Is known as the children's hour.
I hear In the chamber above me
The patter of HtrTe feet,
The sound of a door that Is opened.
And voices soft and sweet.
From my study t see In the lamplight,
Descending the broad hall stair.
Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra,
And Edith with golden hair.
A whisper and then a silence;
Yet I know by their merry eyes
They are plotting and planning together
To take me by surprise.
A sudden rush from the stairway,
A suddett raid from the hall;
By three doors left unguarded
They enter my castle walL
They climb up Into my turret
O'er the arms and back of my chair;
If I try to escape they surround mo;
They seem to be everywhere.
They almost devour me with kisses;
Their arms about me entwine.
Till I think of the bishop of Blngen
In his mouse tower on the Rhine.
Do you think, O blue-eyed banditti! '
Because you have scaled the wall.
Such an old mustache as I am
Is not a match for you all?
I have you fast In my fortress
And will not let you depart,
But put you down into the dungeons
In the round tower of my heart.
And there will I keep you forever
Yes, forever and a day,
Till the walls shall crumble to ruin
And moulder In dust away.
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. Tooth Talks (No. 1).
BY J. B. FICKES, D. D.8.
, , A Home Made Mouthwash
(. A good mouthwash used night
JZ! and morning will cut dowa your
jf dentist's bills. One can be mad
at home, as follows;
Bicarbonate of Soda....l teaspoonful
Wlntergreen or Peppermint
6 to 10 drop
Water (boiled) 1 pint
Put In clean bottle and keep tightly
corked. A thorough rinsing of Uie
mouth will cleanse and preserve the
teeth; also ward off sore throat, ton
solitls, croup, etc.
It will not, however, preserve
teeth already decayed. They must
be filled (by me, of course).
A Reliable Dentist at a Bsaaonable Fee.
Phone DR. FICKES, DENTIST.
(37. 838 Bee Bldg.
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