Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 26, 1905, EDITORIAL SECTION, Page 2, Image 12
TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2H, iwx is Tiie Omaha Sunday Bee K. ROEEWATER. KDITOR. prBLlSHED EVERY MoRNlNG. TERMS OK ECRSCRll'TioN. Illy Bee (without 8'indsyl. on ynr.-MOO 1 iniiy Hee and Sunday, una )rr w Illustrated Bee. one year 2.50 Hundny Itee, one year H W Haturday Her, one year 1W IjKMVEUEU BY CARRIKR Dslly Re (without Sunday), per week... 12c I'nIW Bee (including t-unday). per week. 17c Evening Ree (without Pumlay), per week. So Evening Bee (wl'.h Bunday;. per week....lOu Sunday Bw, per ropy bo Address comphiints of Irregularities In de livery to City Circulation Department. OFFICES. Omaha The He Building. Soulh Omaha City Hall Building. Council Bluff 10 Pearl fltreet. Chicago 1A4 t'nlty Building. Nw York IMi Home IJfe Ins. Building. Washington 6cl Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. Communications relating to news and ed Itorlul matter should be addressed: Omaha Use, Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order, payable to The Bee Publishing Company. Only 8-rent stamps received as payment ot mall nrcounlH, Personal checks, except on Omaha or eastern exchsnirs, not accepted. THE REE PUBLISHING COMPANY. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. Slat of Nebraska, Douglas county, ss: C. C. Rosewater. secretary of The Bee Publishing Company, being duly cworn. says that the actual number of full and complete copies' of The Dally, Morning, Evening and Sunday Be printed during the month of October, 1906, was as fol lows: I aa.ioo I SO.TOrt 1 8O.0OO 4 81..120 I.. 81.220 81.BBO 1 :ta.4io I ao.nsn t 81.030 10 31. KM) II .11.100 12 30,710 13 3O.H20 14 31.810 15 IM,4nO 16 30.T1M 17 llO.OnO IS ao.ono 19 SO.OSO M.oao 71 Sl.BIrt r Xtt.DKO 21 80,070 24 3O.0OO 26 m.ioo 26 30.MM0 J7 ao.aio 28 81.H0O 2 8O.7O0 so ai.ooo ii ao.eoo Total B03.M40 Less unsold coplss.. 10.051 Net total sales i PB2.240 Dally average 80,717 C. C. ROBEWATER. Secretary. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to !efore me this 81st day of October, JW. (Seal) M. B. HUNOATE. Notary Public. WHE1 OrT OF TOW!. ftabscrlbere lcavta the city tem porarily should have The Bee mulled to them. It is better than dally letter from home. Ad Ireas will he chanced as often as requested. TIjg Rile of Flues is doomed to cou.- licue to pine. I'renuuiably the milk in the cocoanut will pans muster without sanitary in ppt-i-tlou by chemical analysis. The titJe to the Foraker railroad regu lutlou hill 6hould be ."a bill for the gov ernment of railroads by Injunction." From thin distance it Is not easy to tell whether Marquis Ito is kept busier in Corea dodging atones or attending fetes. The attorney general of Minnesota lms begun proceedings against the Minnesota Grain trust, and Tom Wor rail oOO miles away. Tho man who can Hvo In Nebraska anl not find something to be thankful for this year is fit only "for treason, stratagems and spoils." With the approach of Thanksgiving day, Turkey Is becoming restless and belligerent, notwithstanding the Moslem belief In fore-ordlnutiou. Were there anything In a name inhabi tants of the Solomon Islands would have leea wiser than to have attacked ship wrecked American seamen. With four theaters already papering the town, what sort of a billboard laby rinth may we expect to become if one or two more show houses should take root? The depth of depravity of the Turk is shown by the fact that he bus Instructed his chief admiral to meet the fleet of the powers aud present the commauders with cigarettes. A plan is suggested for annexing part of southern California to Arizona aud making a new state. The influx of Arl Boua men might make the work of the ' lone robber" extra hazardous. The sultau will not feel the full weight of the seizure of the custom bouses of Mitylene if all these tales of peculation by minor Turkish officials are true, but some of his collectors may go hungry. If Tom Lawsuit's claim to control of two New York life Insurance compaules proves well founded the Boston man will be enabled to show that his powers do not all lie in the direction of making a "rough house." The first tangible plan for the erection of modern fireproof hotel in Omaha In the Immediate future has been Im provised. A long pull and a strong pull and a pull altogether will make the en terprise an accomplished fact. If the members of the child labor con ference can have their way one of the traditions of American politics will be shattered, for In another generation no ambitious politician can tell of "working his May" up as a child from poverty. i-Vmitor iepew's "rautankerous friend"' seems to have proved on the witness stand to have been more dan gerous with his bark than with his bite. These insurance people must now be ubuohed to think that they coughed up so ensllv. When the Hawaiian delegate reaches the United States on his mission to se cure the adoption of the Transvaal plan of Importing Chinese to those Islands be will probably learn something about the meaning of the words "Involuntary serv itude" in the federal constitution which has no doubt followed the flag to the former subjects of Queen Lll. co.Ysrrrno.'v nevtsinx bt ltgisla- Representative Windham, comment ing upon the proposed special session of t!ie legislature to convene for the ex press purpose of submitting a series of amendments to the state constitution, expresses a preference for revision by a constitutional convention rather than the legislature. From the point of view of the lawyer this Idea may Vie sound, but from the viewpoint of the taxpayer and citizen revision by n constitutional con vention would not meet the emergency. Revision by a constitutional conven tion could not possibly be completely ef fected before UXU), while revision by the legislature would go Into effect immedi ately after the legislative canvass the first week In January, 1907. The most expeditious way of securing constitu tional revision by convention would be to call an extra session of the legislature this winter and have that body submit to the electors of Nebraska a proposition to call a constitutional convention . This proposition would have to be sub mitted at the general election in Novem ber, litOO, and if the legislature that will convene in January, WO", shall ascertain by canvass that a majority of the people have voted In favor of calling a conven tion, that legislature would Ins required to make provision for the election of a convention to consist of 100 members, which election could not be held much sooner than April or May, WO", and the constitutioual convention would not con vene until three months thereafter, or in July or August, 1007. Inasmuch as the constitution requires the publication of the proposed new con stitution, or proposed amendments to the old constitution, thirteen weeks prior to tho general election, the adoption. of the new constitution could not be voted on at the November election in 1007. but its submission would have to be deferred until the general election of 1008 n pres idential election yeor aud consequently would not go itito effect until .Tununry, 1000. On the other hand, the present legisla ture, if convened In , extra session any time this winter, can readily agree within twenty days upon a set of amend ments covering nil the main points that experience has shown to. be defective, and have these amendments submitted for ratification at the election in No veinler, lOOti. Quite apart from the advantage of ex pediting the adoption of the constitu tional reforms that have become impera tive, the proposed revision of the consti tution by the legislature would effect a great saving In expense and, moreover, enable the state to elect additional judges of the supreme court and such state officers as are created by the amendments at the general election next year contingent upon the ratification of the amendments by the people, whereas the election of additional judges of the supreme court and other state officers could not otherwise be held before 1008. The most conservative estimate of the dlffereuco in the expense of holdiug a constitutional convention and cost of a special session of the legislature Is $50, 000, and this does not Include the differ ence in the cost of publication of a new constitution and amendments to the con stitution. ARK THEY VOMMO CARRIERS? Not the least important question to be determined in connection with the railway regulation problem is whether or not the private car line companies are common carriers and subject to fed erul control and regulation. The com panies contend that they are not com mon carriers and are therefore wholly Independent of the Interstate Commerce commission and outside the authority vested in congress by the constitution to regulate commerce among the states. There can be no question as to the nature of the business of the private car Hues. It is that of transporting mer chandise from one state to another and is thus manifestly interstate traffic, pure aud simple. It does not militate against this that the cars of the private companies are moved and handled by the rallrouds. While the private car line companies are not the original grantees of the franchises which the government has given the railroads, they are enjoying many of the benefits re sulting from such franchises. For this reason they are amenable to the govern ment for their acts and are In the full est seuse of the term common carriers, because they haul not ouly their own goods, but those of every one in the sections in which they operate. Thus they become public carriers, which is practically the same as common car riers. The question of the regulation of the private car Hue compaules will doubt less be considered in the president's an nual message aud should receive the earnest attention of cougress. In Its last rejtort the Interstate Commerce commission submitted recommendations In regard to the supervision and regula tion of these lines and they received very general approval. Those sugges tions are as sound now as when made. It is needless to say that the private car line companies will strain every nerve to defeut any proposed measure for their regulation and their power and Influence must not be underestimated. It Is said that they are trying to detract attention from their monopoly by Induc ing the public to believe that the rail roads require an overhauling instead of themselves. At all events they are de termined to make the strongest fight possible to maintain their monopoly free from governmental regulation, aud the assurance of this should stimulate the efforts of those who faror such regula tion The agitation for this bus already bad a good effect aud there must be no abatement of It. Those interests which for years have been subjected to the rapacity and oppression of the private car line companies should marshall their forces and make their appeal for relief so earnestly and zealously that congress will be roniHlled to give heed to It. A private cur line monopoly must not be tolerated. KO A'ATWXAt ritilLAXVK COMMITTEE. Commenting upon the folly of policy holders who have allowed their life in surance policies to lapse for fear of Im pending Insolvency aud the Insane folly of policy holders who are sending their proxies to Tom Lawson with a view to securing restitution of absorbed divi dends, Harper's Weekly declares that "if it be possibly true that insurance offi cials have become so discredited as to be impotent in withstanding this force of the wave of insanity, it Is high time for the formation of a national vigilance committee in the Interest of the whole people." The suggestion of a national vigilance committee is, If anything, more Insane than Tom Lawson's lifeboat relief ex pedition for Insane policy holders that are jumping overboard. A much more rational remedy offers Itself In enforced publicity and rigid supervision. The scandalous nepotism, reckless extrava gance, speculation In securities and di version of trust funds Into corrupt chan nels could readily have been averted by publicity and strict supervision. A na tional vigilance committer could have Inflicted summary punishment iqwn in surance embezzlers aud speculators in Insurance company funds, but vigilance committees could not prevent n recur rence of the abuses of the system. There is no question and there can be no question of the solvency of the stan dard life iusurance companies. Nobody who has given the subject serious thought doubts the ability of each of these companies to meet every obliga tion, in other words, to pay every dol lar of insurance outstanding, even though not another new policy shall ever be written. There is, however, serious doubt whether popular confidence In life Insurance will cr be restored until a complete revolution in the methods of life insurance management shall be ef fected. Under the old system, heads of insur ance companies and other executive offi cers have made purchases and sale of millions of securities at their own op tion. Trust funds in the bonds of in surance companies thus become a source for syndicate speculation and downright stock gambling. What' the patrons of In surance companies have a right to de mand and expect is that all financlul transactions of life insurance companies be carried on in broad daylight and in the public view. Whenever an Insurance company has any considerable amount of money to invest proposals should be Invited for the class of securities the company deems most sound and safe, and after tho proposals have been opened In the presence of the board of directors and representatives of the bidders, . the awards should be made to the best bid, the same as is done by the secretary of the treasury in the sale or redemp tlon of United States bonds, and by treasurers of the various states In the Investment of permanent school funds Tbo same process should be pursued in the sale of securities which Insurance companies are compelled to dispose of In order to meet demands for the pay ment of policies, or for the liquidation of any other obligation. UndT the present system, darkness prevails In many of the inner recesses of Insurance companies that should be kept constantly illuminated by the llnie Hpht of publicity, so that every policy holder may at all times feel that the af fairs of the company are managed effi ciently and honestly and that his Invest ment Is properly safeguarded. favor REciPHOciTr. The Canadian tariff commission a few days ago guve hearings to the farmers of Ontario. ' Although for some time past there has been little talk of reci procity In' the Dominion, the commission found among the farmers of Ontario a very general sentiment In favor of a reciprocity agreement with the United States, though not believing that one irtulil Via erTpctpri All tliA fnrmpr Ha le gations insisted that all protection was detrimental to the farmers and urged that It was Impossible to frame a tariff which would protect Canadian farmers. It is not at all surprising to learn (hat the agricultural producers of the Domin ion would welcome a reciprocity agree ment with the United States which would open the American market to their products. They are familiar with the benefits that the farmers of Canada enjoyed under the treaty of 18M and they reasonably think that there would be much greater beiiefits under a new arrangement of similar character. Dur ing the period of twelve years in which the old treaty was in operation and gave free access to our markets of most of the natural products of the Dominion, the agricultural producers of that coun try enjoyed a greater measure of pros perity than they have since had. With unrestricted access to the American market agricultural development made rapid strides aud the Canadian farmers prospered apace. But the effect upon our own farmers on the border was quite different. They did not prosper, their lands decreased in value and when the treaty was terminated they were generally a good deal worse off than when it went Into effect. The Canadian farmers are quite right In thinking that no such arrangement as that can be renewed. The present policy of this country is to protect the farmer as well as the manufacturer agulnst damaging foreign competition and It Is safe to say that this policy will be ad hered to. The agricultural producers generally iloug our northern border are prosperous and nothing will be done, at least by the party now In power, to in terfere with that prosperity. Reciprocity in natural products would bo of no ad vantage whatever to this country and no proposition looking to It Is ever likely to be seriously considered by our govern ment, whatever political party may be in power. cuLLvsni: divorces. Current discussions of the growing divorce evil and the suggestion of reme dies to mitigate it almost invariably deal with the shortcomings of existing divorce laws and propose national regu lation of divorce, or more strict and uni form enactments by the state legisla tures. Irrespective of the merit of these suggestions, the advocates of divorce re form could accomplish substantial re sults quicker If they would turn theii attention somewhat to tho better en forcement of existing laws governing the granting of divorces. This applies particularly to Nebraska. While our divorce law Is decidedly loose, stricter enforcement and the exercise of reasonable discretion on the part of the judges who have the matter in hand, could easily prevent some of the most flagrant abuses. Collusive divorces are notoriously Inexcusable, but, although the Nebraska statute plainly prohibits them by declaring that "No divorce shall be decreed in auy case when It shall appear that the petition or bill therefor was found in or exhibited by collusion be tween tho parties," they are common every day occurrences, and this feature of our divorce law is systematically Ignored. It Is plain as day, for example, that no petition can be filed a few minutes before the closing of the district court clerk's office, to be whisked before a Judge, with appearance by default and a decree entered, within fifteen minutes, subject to a stipulation for the division of property aud tho payment of alimony without collusion between the parties. A little inquiry would make It plain In many cases in which service Is hud, but no defense is put up, that the proceed ings are had by agreement between the parties, which is nothing less than col lusion. It may not be desirable to compel man aud wife who agree to disagree, to continue to live together, but the best they would be entitled to Is a legal sepa rationnot an absolute divorce. The startling increase of collusive divorces In Nebraska and more particularly here In Omaha certainly calls for the applica tion of a brake on the too rapidly re volving wheels of our judicial divorce mills. COKRCIXO TCKKi'y. The powers appear to be firmly deter mined to compel Turkey to accede to the demand for the international control of the finances of Macedonia. The unquali fied rejection of this demand by the Porte has been promptly followed by a decision to moke a naval demonstration against Turkey, for which purpose the warships of the powers are already as sembled. The Macedonian question bus long been a troublesome one aud the proposal to place the finances of the country under international control seemed the most practicable and effect ive way of solving It, for as long as Tur key remains in control of the revenues of Macedonia there will be trouble, They naturally object to contributing to the support of a government which op presses them. The disinclination of the Turkish gov ernment to give up a valuable source of revenue, which It could exact to any amount the people were. able to pay, is not surprising, but that It should go to the extent of provoking hostile action on the part of the powers is somewhat as tonishing. Whether or not this attitude will be maintained, when Turkey fully realizes that the powers seriously Intend to enforce the demand, remains to be seen. She Is certainly in no condition to offer much resistance to the powerful combination, which could overwhelm her almost at a stroke. Her action naturally suggested that It wos Inspired by fJer inany, but this suspicion Is set at rest by a statement of the German Foreign office. The situation is Interesting, be cause of the possibility of grave compli cations growing out of It, but the de J cldei stand taken by the powers may bring the Porte to terms without re- course to force. Colorado sugar beet growers are form ing an alliance for the purpose of main taining the price of sugar beets at $5 a ton, and a general strike in all parts of the state Is to be called, so that not a single sugar beet plant could be operated unless beet raisers get a fair price for their beets. This would be a very bard blow at the Beet Sugar trust. It would be very much like pouring porls green on the potato vines In order to kill off the bugs and at the same time kill the potatoes. Closing the beet sugar facto ries would be hard on the trust, but put ting the beets in cold storage would be a rather expensive luxury for the beet growers. The local popocratic organ is trying to make a martyr out of a member of the faculty of the University of Ne brasku, who was dismissed some years ago for insubordination, but now mel lowed by the hard experience, Is to be recalled to bis old position. The only way, however, for him to bold the favor of his newspaper champion is to signal ize bis advent by a fiery denunciation of the Rockefeller douation. The Foraker compromise railroad reg ulation bl! U like the play of "Ham let." wlih Hamlet loft out. The crucial Io!ut of President Koosevelt's regula tion pljj is to confer upon the Int-er-strte f otnnerce commission the power to declare a rate unreasonable, If after a full hearing It la fouud to be excessive and to substitute for the higher rate a lower rate, to go Into effect within thirty days. The Foraker bill simply semis the complainant into court and leaves him there to the tender mercies of Judicial graduate from the railroad law depart ments. Applionts for license to sell liquor in Omaha may continue to make annual do nations to the World-Herald rather than lacur its enmity, but The Evening Bee I now. i' It has been ever since tiie high license law was enacted, the news paper of largest circulation In Douglas county and notices published In Tho Bee wl'l scure a license for the ap plicant unless he is protested for some othtr reason Omaha has been doing itself proud in the entertainment of various annual covention. of state organizations, but it Is equipped to take care of much larger gatherings. Omaha ought to be the meeting place of a dozen great na tlonrl associations every year, and it would be If our commercial bodies would exert themselves systematically to this end. The railroads ore anxious to com promiseproviding their freedom to exact what rates they please ou trnffic and favor whom they please is dis tinctly safeguarded In other words, provided they are permitted to keep on Jvist as they have been without further interference. The United States assoyer who se cured -W.OuO probably counted a little too strongly upon that confidence which heads of departments place in the reports of subordinates. Some day. too, depart mental heads may test men before trusting them. If Governor Folk wanted to learn the facts regarding that mutiny In the peni tentiary, be should have offered Immun ity to some participant not mortally wounded. The man who is sure to lle in a few hours con laugh at irou bars. Strarrs on the Cnrrent. Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Nebraska Central college has abol ished foot ball and Colgate university lias done away with tho cane rush. Docs this foreshadow the drawing of an auueuc millennium? . Pointing; In the Wrong Direction. St. Louis Globe Democrat. The postal deficit has passed $14,000,000 a year. If certain out aDuses were vui there would be no further reason to blame. the shortage, on the growth of rural tree delivery. Humping. Alonn nt the Old Unit. Baltimore American. A force has been discovered whose power Is six times that of steam. An1 ln spite of modern speed and power mania, the earth cannot be Induced to turn any quicker, on its axis than only once in twenty-four hours. lhanKlnK His Views. St. Ixmls Republic. According to Prof. K. Benjamin Andrews 'foot ball breeds not callousness but re straint." If the professor had oeen thumped and bumped in the sumo tenner i..r.n times or more he might change Ills views about the absence of cal lous places. It Is To I.aoKh. San Francisco Chronicle. t i. .Minainar to read the accounts ot .. i (h faet that investigations which ui . our railroad magnates make a regular k, ,.!.,, nf interfer ng In legislation, aim at the same time listen to the warning i irA oiminst the danger of allow- ! lng transportation matters to become mixed up with politics. LEAD, KI1)LY UUIIT." Ministerial Attack, on Cardinal ew man'a Famona Hymn. Kansas City Journal. t ... w.k a minister of Princeton, Ind.. found occasion to assail Cardinal New- . man's famous hymn, "Lead, Kindly Light." I In an addreas upon '-'The rsauns Evangelical Work." The chief objection to this beautiful song was stated thus: "It may mean anything that any .man chooses to make it mean, be he Christian, Pantheist or Buddhist. There should be a view of God In His character as re vealed,, to us-ln His holiness, justice, good ness and truth. Since the childhood of the human race v.- , inn nf the existence of an om nipotent deity has been as firmly fixed in the hearts of most men aa itself Millions and mlllioijs of the earth's inhabitants have bowed down and wor shiped with many forms and ceremonies the deities of hundreds of religions under as many names. The yearning soul of man has ever clung with a fanatical tenacity to v.- njUm..,il theory of a beneficent Savior who will pilot the faithful over the dark river to the mystery of the future. How many millions of weary pilgrims near the end of the journey of life have stretched forth their hands In mute en treaty with the spirit of this appeal on their lips: Lead, Kindly Light, smld the encircling gloom. Lead Thou me on. . The night Is dark and I am far from home, Iad Thou me on. ... Keep Thou my feet-1 do not ask to see The distant scene; one step enough for me. Yes, the Princeton minister la right-thls Is the universal hymn. It bears the senti ment of all-embracing love and trust, end whether It comes from the agonized heart of the lonely Mohammedan kneeling on his prayer rug In the desert with his face to ward Mecca, or whether a dark-skinned devotee supplicates the Image of Buddha, or a Christian turns his dimming yes to his crucifix, the hearts of all send forth the cry, "Lead. Kindly Light." When the glories of the world begin to fade, doubts encompass and fears assail the human soul, creeds and formulas, doc trines and dogmas sublimate Into one In vocation for the hand of a divinity to lead us through the encircling gloom" from which our hearts shrink and tremble. It Is then that the mighty of the earth are lev eled to the most humble and In the democ racy of death the prayer Is for light. I was not ever thus, nor piayed that Thou Bhouldst lead me on: I loved to chooe and see my path, but now Lead Thou mm on. r loved the garish day, and, spite of fears. Pride ruled my will; remember not past vears. Truly this sublime hymn may mean any thing to the Christian, Pantheist or Bud dhist. It breathes the prayer for dlviim guidance and typifies the childlike depend ence of the human race .upon a higher pewer that can lead us to the light through the Infinite mystery that Invests death. The hymn is inspiring and uplifting. It has comforted the pillows of thousands of death-beds and has kUuilcd the Mame of hoi ln thousands of discouraged souls. "I .tad. Kindly Light, o'er inoor and fen. o'er crag and torrent, till the ntght Is gone." . Entos noiLF.n now;. A silent alnt Is an eloquent sermon. Paralysis snd piety art not the same. He who serves self Is raid by Satan. Helping men is the best way of honoring God. Laxlness Is ths costliest thing in the world. No man's religion ever got worn out by working It. It Is better to smile with a man than to Blah for him. This rough world makes shott work of all veneer virtues. Folks who are too anxious to save their bacon lose tliclr beef. An ounce of the oil of good humor may save many a ton of pull. There Is always a blessing to b found In tho other man's burden. The preacher who works for hire Is sel dom Invited to come up higher. Richest harvests come from the seeds that lay undr the snows of sorrow. When tho roots of riches strikes Into the heart they kill the flowers of charity. You do not take the sin out of your hatred of a man by calling him honey. Some people think that a weakness for rest gives them a rlpht to wear wings. They who are effervescent In meeting usually have nothing left In their bottles when they get to the thirsty world.-Chl-cago Tribune. ECll,Alt SHOTS AT TUB PIXPIT. Brooklyn Eagle: Our good brethren of the church are abusing the Sunday paper again. Ah. brothers, you can't niako tho congrega tion leave a bright paper for a dull preacher. Chicago Record-Herald: Rector Fllllng ham says Mshop Putter "Is the tin god of America." Tin. lmlecd This is slanderous and scandalous. There's nothing tinny about the bishop. Ills wire had I40.000.0n0 when he married her a year or so ago. The bishop Is solid gold. New Tork Post: That Catholic priest In Rochester who had the baptismal font draped In mourning as a protest against race suicide ln his parish, could find better use for his crepe If ho applied it to the thousands of deserted wives in Chicago, each with six to ten children. Cleveland Plain Dealer: Dr. Gladdcn's theory Is a sound one, but it Isn't easy to prove it. Ho says that If every church member will contribute good money the churches will have no use for tainted money. Rut does the good doctor believe that nil church members are free from financlul taint? Chicago Chronicle: Bishop Bamuel Fel lows sees no reason why reading the Sun day newspapers should keep people from church. Ho Is careful to explain that he does not mean reading them through. But he thinks people who have no time during the week for that purpose are Justified ln scanning the Sunday papers on Sunday. That Is sensible, but not unusually sensible for Bishop Fellows. Buffalo Express: A New Tork undertaker tells a reporter: "We generally give a dis count of about 10 per cent on funerals which are recommended to us by clergymen as deserving. The discount goes Into the clergyman's pocket or to the credit of the family on the bill, just as the clergyman pleases. You'd be surprised to know how many grafterB thero are among the clergy-" To the credit of one New York clergyman be it. added that he exposed this system from his pulpit recently. PERSONAL, AXD OTHI.HVVISE. Mrs. Hetty Green Is TO years of age and holds down the Ud of her cash box with the energy born of long experience. Tom Lawson answered to the charge of libel. Bure. When Tommy fails to answer there will be coppers on his eyelids. , Viewed from the castellated towers' of Skibo castle, Andrew Carnegie regards poverty as a blessing for the other fellow. For a man who admits having lost $12. OuO.dOO in the Amalgamated game It Is amazing that Mr. I-uwson can restrain himself to one howl a month. It is fairly well settled that Kansas City will celebrate the completion of a com modious union depot about the time the Panama canal Is ready for business. Philadelphia Elks are laying up a stock of horns preparatory to entertaining all the herds ln the nation in 1807. As an en tertainer the Quaker city Is a beaut. In Justice to Indiana it should be stated that the veteran of the civil war who de clined a back pension of $1,600 is not a native of that state. Ho hails from Vir ginia. Hoosiers are not built that way. The Jolly old humorist Johnny Rockefel ler will rake ln J8,0K,000 from the Decem ber dividend of Standard Oil. By way of Increasing his gaiety Mr. Carnegie should send a marked copy of his eulogy on pov erty to Pantico Hills. You can't keep the chivalrous man down. He is always on the spot with the goods. While two Cleveland bucks were lighting to determine which should dance with a young woman the chivalrous man appeared and danced with her until the last note of the fid. He vanished ln the lobby. Wasn't he a dear? These are distressing days for blooming poets. One of the tribe sprung two be witching stanzas on a judge and got thirty days. A bunch of hungry mice, attracted by the mute warbllngs of poesy nestling in the desk of Chicago's police chief, greedily devoured the confection and scampered to their holes. DOMESTIC PLEAS AXTHIKS. "Your husband 8ems to have a very af fectionate disposition." "Good gracious! have you found It out, too?" Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Well. Maggie, you have now been mar ried a year. How do you like your hus band?" "Sober, mum." Houston Post. "Ah! dearest, he slk'hed. "would these were the knightly days that I mlKht don mine armor and go forth to battle for you tikldoo! George," Interrupted the fair The Song of 'the Kimba.ll is heard throughout the land. The Kimball tone la easily recognized. Ita charming melody lingers long in the memory, like the sweet voice of some dear friend of long ago. This beautiful tone quality la backed by remarkably fine material and workmanship and the extraordinary handsome casings of the Kimball Piano are fitting aettinga for the wealth of melody within. Nothing can compare with the magnificent Kimball at anything like the same price. Ita would-be competitors have long aluce been distanced and the Kimball now stand in a clans by ltaelf. We Sell a New Kimball for $355 $25 sends one home, $10 a month pays for It. . We sell the New Cramer Pianos, Htyla A. D., $190. Terms, f. and $7 monthly. A. H0SPE CO., 151315 Douglas St. A Good Place to Buy a Piano and the Angelas Piano Player. BANKERS fUXSEIWE LIFECDMDXNYi kP rVX S I D C N Tgf V& . . - . . - I S O-' f " VJr-v IN J Mere Size Seldom Counts. The great deeds of the world have generally been wrought by men of comparatively small 6tature. Against Alex ander, Cuear, Napoleon, and Grant, Washington Is the ex ception, proving the rule. In literature, art, science, com merce and industry the same rule among men obtains. A lump of coal is not worth aa much as a diamond, although the composition is the same in both. Mere size seldom counts. The indefinable some thing called character is what is worth while in the world. There are life insurance com panies' larger and older than the Bankers Reserve Life Company of Omaha, but none better In character. In ratio of asset to liabilities it isstronger than the strongest, its securities are not sur passed, its policies are not excelled. It has all the ad vantages of governmental in suranca and none of its dis advantages. The man who holds a Bankers Reserve Life policy has the satisfaction of knowing that he has the best insurance on earth. Write for information to Bascom H. Robison, President, Home Office, Omaha. girl, ' you can best those old knights forty blocks If you'll don a well-padded football ault and go and wrestle with pa." Phila delphia Press. Nell Miss Be h alp tells mo she is going to learn to play the narp. Bell What nonsense! Sho hasn't any talent for music. Nell Oh, she knows- that; but she has lovely arms. Philadelphia Leader. "Did you ever see such long gloves an that woman is wearing? Why, she buttons them from her wriBt U her elbow." "Ho, that's not much. Why, my wife buttons her gloves from the front door to the theater." Cleveland Leader. Mrs. Crlmsonbeak I declare! There's more hard luck! Nothing has gone right with me this year! Mr. Crlmsonbeak Well, wife, you know everybody is saying it's a bad year for boshes. Judge. Patience You're quite lame today. Patrice Yes. Will stood on my foot for ten minutes last night. "And you allowed It?" "I didn't know it." "Didn't know he was standing on jour foot?" "No. I didn't. He waa proposing at the time." Yonkers Statesman. SIXTY YEAR". (Memorial ode written on the sixtieth marriage anniversary of Rev. C. H. Savldge and wife, November 20, 1!K)6, by their grandson, Henry Guy Goodsell of Chicago:) Come, sit here with me for awhile Away from noise ami hustling life: Give me again that sweet, sweet smiley It's eixty years you've been my wife. For sixty years I've called you wife. For mxt busy, fleeting years, And it has been a Joyous life, Though with tho Joy there have com tears. And memories come thickly flying When e'er I ponder o'er the past; Guv and somber, laughing slurhlng. They come trooping first and last. Children's laughter, children's noise. Romping with a right good will: No longer are they girls and boys, But they are our babies still. And then there come the days of battle. The daring march of Sherman's ninu; Still I can hear the volley rattle. The soldier's shouts I hear again. And then again I see the place Where loved ones have been laid to rest? The Father In His love and grace Knows what for each of us Is best. There have been clouds, there has been rain; , There have bean sighs and hopes and fears; But spite of trouble and of pain They have been goodly, Godly years. We've had our Joys and sorrows. Mother, And God has given us much of life. But what I prize eUive all other Is Just yourself, mv dearest wife. Henry Guy Goodsell.