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THK OMAHA DAILY BHK: NCXIUY. DKCKMHEU 17, 1003.
Tiie Omaha Sunday Bef
E. ROSEWATER. EDITOR.
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(.Seal) M. IS. ill'NGATK,
WIIES (I1T OF TOWS.
Subscriber leaving rlty Inn.
porn r 1 1. v xliould lime iiio Hvt
inallrd to them. It Is better than
a daily Inter from home. A1-drt-kn
will be rlniuucd as often as
Pitchfork Tillman has taken up the
attic crly of Santo Iioniiugo, by jingo!
This kind of weather makes neither
the coal man nor the ice man feel like
Ihe head of a "trust."
It Is a fastidious Christmas shopper
who cunuot find what he wants offered
in the advertising columns of The Bee,
Andrew Hamilton would rather take
chances with practitioners of medicine
In 1'arU than with pructlt loners of law
At least, Bluebeard lloch lms the sat
Isfactlon of knowing that he will not
be compelled to live with all those when
at one time.
Omnhn has paid almost as much honor
to the grand esalted ruler of the Klks
as If he were the grand exulted ruler of
all the universe.
The real question Is whether the bru
tality can be taken out of foot ball
without taking the popularity out of the
.game along with it.
It is unfortunate that the Chicago
stock show should be held while Ne
braska's best cattle are In preparation
for Christmas (! Inner.
Several eminent Wall street financiers
are waiting patiently for the Insurance
Investigating committee to turn over
new leaf with the glad new year.
Tom I.awson Is writing open letters
again, with the envelope alined at The
System. A few copies of I.awsou's book
must be In danger of becoming shelf
It never rains but It pours, and the
rebate indictments are pouring from all
the grand Juries in the country. It re
mains to be seen, however, whether they
The plea that foot ball trains players
for efficiency In the battle of life would
U stronger If the battle were fought
under the rules which prevailed in the
Wizard I'disou's prophesy of the pro
duction of electricity from coal by di
rect process Is being denounced as a
dream, but stranger dreams than this
have come true.
The text of Secretary Sliaw's latest
lecture is "Kvolution in Self tlovern
meut," but that has not the remotest
reference to his pet theme. "The Kvolu
tion of an l'lastie Currency."
Congressman Cochran's scheme to con
line all Insurance business to the state
where the company is chartered makes
King Canute's command to stop the
rising of the tide look reasonable.
Now that Senator Millard is assured
of the chairmanship of the Panama
camil committee, the problem that pre
sents itself is: What will the Panama
canal do for Nebraska politicians?
Congressman tirosvenor xnnounccs
that on ihe subject of states rights he Is
a democrat, but he will never advise his
native state to try to put the principle
Into effect as it was forty years ago.
With the Southern Pacific placing Ore
gou lands on ihe market, prospective
purchasers mar be relieved of the
trouble of examining abstracts; for. If
Ihe railroad deed Is defective, following
a Nebraska precedent, congress can be
ticycuded upon to uutke the mutter rifht.
Xf.llHAfiKA FOR Mf X
Iiio hillltonnlfl In every city uro ili-co-liitiil
witli puiii.ilN cf Henry iJcurifc ,
I'ointiiivr Ik ii Kiirii mi wliicli liixi ritx' I
"I inn for nn'ii." 'linit fH'iilonrr i1iiiii(I
lie Iiio koyiintp of tli" dominant pmiy nf
Noliraxkii In in xt jour's uvont ainp.-iiirii.
Noliniskn'K most linpiiatlvc tviitit Is
inon in puhlio life, iiinl unless tln reptilt
Ilenii party renpotnl to thr5 ilemnnrl fur
men Uh'oiikIi it. state (.onviiitlotis, con
itressloiiiil conventioiis iiml letislnti ve
coineiitiniix, it will lie reptiiliateil nnil
n lied imiler liy llie jrroat nias of Ne
The ioinilist iiprlcintf fifteen years
neo was a revolt against coi'iiorato con
trol of the (loinlnaiit fiarty and llio low
standard cf public men foisted Into posi
tions of lioiior and trust. Instead of
profiting liy the disastrous lessons tliP
party had shirked Its responsibility and
nlidieatod Its prorosntlve In the choiep
of candidates to a political calial whoso
liiirhext Ideal of puMic service was sub
serviency to the mandates of the corpo
rations, iiinl this experience has nyaln
had partial repetition in the lust few
As a natural seitieiice, Nebraska has
been humiliated and disgraced by the in
ferior class of men whom it has raised
to positions of honor and trust. Men
have been sent to represent Nebraska In
national conventions, who were utterly
unknown outside of their own counties
or towns and could not In the nature of
tilings exert any Influence whatever in
patherinif composed of men of cotn-
iiiaiiclin positions in national councils.
Thus we have had men foisted Into ex
ecutive state olliccs Mho lacked every
pre-reqiiisito tialitieation for creditably
(lischai'Kiii); the f unci inns of their re
spective positions. Worst of all, our
nominating conventions and legislature
have been corrupted and debauched
chiefly because the people were repre
sented by dummies and jrrafters instead
of men of approved business integrity
and moral stamina.
With the Irresistible wave of reform
that Is sweeping the continent Nebraska
can no longer remain dormant or Indif
ferent to the movement for higher stand
ards In public life and for more exacting
enforcement of otticlal duties and obli
gations. thk rnttsinr.ST n.v child lahhr.
President Iloosevclt has shown great
interest in the subject of child labor und
is In hearty sympathy with the move
ment to correct evils and abuses In the
employment of such labor. He referred
to It iu his annual message of a year
ago and in his last message he renewed
the previous recommendation for an In
vestigation by the 1 icpartmcnt of Com
merce and Labor of general labor con
ditions, especial attention to be paid to
the conditions of child labor and child
liilnir legislation In the several states.
IIow the president feels on the subject
Is shown In the following from the mes
sage: "In such a republic ns ours the
one thing that we cannot afford to neg
lect Is the problem of ' ulng out de
cent citizens. The future of the nation
depends upon the citizenship of the gen
erations to come; the children of today
are those who tomorrow will shape the
destiny of our land; and we cannot af
ford to neglect them." He notes the
fact that the legislature of Colorado has
recommended that the national govern
ment provide some general measure for
the protection from abuse of children
throughout the United States.
The Importance of this matter will be
realized when It Is stated that about n
million children are employed in the va
rious Industries, a very large proportion
of them nt an age when they should be
at school and most of them in an en
vironment that tends to demoralize
them. Investigation has shown that In
the south and In some of the states of
the north tens of thousands of children
employed In mines and mills and facto
ries are wholly Illiterate, have had little
or no moral training and are subjected
to many abuses. The movement for re
forms respecting child labor has had
good results. It has brought about leg
islation that has remedied some of the
evils and abuses. But there Is room for
further Improvement and this can be ef
feet m! only after a more thorouch
knowledge of conditions U obtained.
The very best agency for securing such
Information is the Iepartnient of Com
merce and Labor and congress should
not hesitate to give that department the
desired authority. Meanwhile those who
are working to ameliorate the conditions
of child labor and put a stop to the evils
and abuses incident to it will find en
couragement In the position of Mr.
Koosevelt regirdinir it.
IS HVIA FACl.XO I! A XKFL'PTC 1
The declaration by the revolutionary
element in Kusshi that the national
treasury is bankrupt Is not without a
substantial basis, according to recent
reports of tiuaucial tondltions there. A
few days ago it was reported that the
imperial bank had an InsutMclcut supply
of gold to cover its note Issues and
about the same time It was stated that
the government was unable to repay to
a syndicate of tierman capitalists the
Sift.um.MNi borrowed early In the present
year to continue the war with Japan.
This was a short-term loan, payable ou
demand. These circumstances and the
steady decline of linssiau securities In
the Kuropean markets very pointedly in
dicate that a tliutiitial crash in Kusshi Is
Bussia is the greatest debtor nation
In the world, her public debt being ap
proximately $l.(Ki.(H!:l,mo, of which
more than half has been Isiriowed
abroad. Her Interest account amounts
to $17o.iMii0 annually, two-thirds of
which Is puid out to foreign creditors.
This Is now making a heavy drain uion
the firm mini resources of the country,
the ordinary receipts troui revenue tieiug
necessarily much reduced under existing
conditions. There Is still in the country
a considerable reserve of gold, but this
is really nothing more nr less than twirl-owed
money and cannot be used be
cause of the large amount of outstand
ing notes. If the government should be
forced, as tiocins probable, ta announce
Its Inability to meet Its obligations the
effect would tie calamitous and Would
not be lontiued to Ktissia. It would be
severely felt In every Kuropcin money
market mid could not fail to cause a
widespread monetary disturbance. The
Kussian financial situation is of far
greater interest to most of the world
than are the operations of the revolu
TIIE VSlVKItSlTY rilOni.F.M.
The management of the University of
Nebraska is up against the same prob
lem that Is perplexing the managers of
busMicss as well as educational institu
tions namely, that of holding Its pro
fessors at established salaries against
the admitted increase in the cost of liv
ing mid the tempting offers of more
fmorcd competitors. Much as the uni
versity might suffer for the time being
by the loss of faculty members whom it
would like to retain, still it must deal
with these matters according to some
general policy and with due regard both
to the financial limitations on its re- (
sources and the relative claims ot the
iniliidnal components of its instruc
That this is a serious problem in fact
the most serious problem that confronts
not only our state university, but other
ui.ivtrsitics as well goes without say
ing. That Nebraska, for some time to
conic, nt least, will have to content
ltslf, ns in the past, with the more
moderate salaries of the educational
world and as a consequence lose from
time to time stellar lights an they be
come able to command larger salaries
offered by the Jilg privately endowed
universities with almost limitless reve
nues, also goes almost without saying.
Whether our state university has
reached the point now where it must
raise the salary scale for the Lend pro
fessors Is something for the regents to
consider most carefully, but, no mutter
what the dtMMsion, no material change
can be put into effect until after another
legislative appropriation, because the
last appropriation on which the work
was blocked out for two years did not
contemplate any such advance.
1IIK CHRISTMAS ATMOSI'IICHE.
The Christinas atmosphere again en
velopes the laud and it Is an atmosphere
which breeds the spirit of happiness Unit
grows out of making others happy. The
ingredients of the Christmas atmosphere
must be different from those of the at
mosphere at other seasons of the year
because they produce buch different re
sults, In human kind. The Christmas
atmosphere Is all pervading. It pene
trates the palace and the hovel it per
meates the home and the store it ex
hilarates young and old. To breathe
deeply of the Christmas atmosphere Is a
more effective tonic to the health than
all the prescriptions administered by
medical science its inhalation is more
stimulating than intoxicants and at the
same time less noxious than the limpid
water of the purest spring. The Christ
mas atmosphere defies storm ond rain
and wind and spreads it beneficence
equally without regard to temperature.
It comes and goes whether Invited or
unbidden and leaves its trail of smiles
and mirth and joy Ineffaceable by the
sterner realities of life.
co.sfr.ii k HEunoA xiza rrox
The very great interest shown by
President Koosevelt and Secretary Koot
In the subject of consular reorganization
cannot fail to impress Itself upon the
country and upon congress. When Mr.
Koot rcccpted the position of siM-retury
of state it was very generally under
stood that one of the most important of
his duties would be In connection with
r forming the consular service in accord
with the views of the president as re
In bis last annual message Mr. Koose
velt said: "Our consular force should be
classified, and appointments should be
made to the several classes, with au
thority to the executive to assign the
members of each class to duty at such
posts as the Interests of the service re
quire, instead of the appointments being
n. lido as at present to specified posts.
There should be an adequate Inspection
service, so that the department may be
able to Inform Itself how the business
of each consulate Is being done, instead
of depending upon casual private Infor
mation or rumor. The fee system should
lie entirely abolished and a due equiva
lent made in salary to the officers who
now eke out their existence by means of
fees." Another suggestion of the presi
dent Is that sufficient provision should
lie made for a clerical force in every
consulate, composed entirely of Ameri
cans, instead of the insufficient provision
now made, "which compels the employ
ment of great numbers of citizens of
foreign countries whose services can be
obtaliKMl for less money."
These requirements necessary to the
Improvement of the consular service
are provided for In the Iidge bill, now
In the hands of the senate committee on
foreign relations. This measure, care
fully framed and comprehensive in Its
scope, would place the consular service
on a new basis and remove it from poli
tics. Appointment to the service would
depend upon ascertained qualifications
und titness, while ail vauceiiieiit would
lie determined by merit. A consular
official who performed his duties capably
and faithfully would be sure of promo
tion whenever a vacancy should occur
and this would be an incentive to zeal
ous and faithful performance of duty.
Au. Important provision of ihe bill is liial
no pei-son who is pot an American citi
zen shall lo appointed in any consulate
general or consulate to any clerical po
sition the salary of which exceeds one
thousand dollars a year. At present
there are hundreds of foreigner cm
ployed In the consular service of the
I'ulted States and It is scarcely netM-s-sary
to say that these men are not as
careful to promote the commercial In
terests of this country us our own citi
zens would be.
Hie business Interests of Hih United
States have for years been urging con
gress to take action for riMirganl.ing and
improving the consular service. They
desire that It shall la made as efficient
as possible for promoting the extension
of our commerce. In this respect great
Improvement has been niHde under the
present administration, but a yet higher
standard of usefulness Is attainable.
This will be reached if the Lodge bill
becomes a law and congress should lose
no time in enacting that measure.
The latest feast of the Ak-Sar-Bcn
governors was enlivened by merry
making over the term "corporation
cormorant" as applied to legislative
lobbyists mid boodle distributers. One
of the speakers sought to Impress the
assembled knights with the idea that the
term as applied to professional railroad
lobbyists and cappers was a misnomer
and a reflection upon reputable corpora
tion counselors and managers. As a
matter of fact the appellation Is apropos.
A cormorant, like the vulture, Is a bird
of prey. The corporation cormorant Is
a politienl bird of prey that prostitutes
Its talents to the debauchery of public
officials, lawmakers, executives, juries
and judges even, and Is more dangerous
to society and to the social fabric by fur
than the footpad, the porch climber or
In the good old days of Our Dave
there always was some awful menace
overhanging Omaha's prosperity in the
Impending removal of army headquar
ters, the diversion of quartermaster sup
plies, the defeat of a public building
appropriation or the removal of the
weather man from the public building.
In those emergencies Our Dave always
managed to turn up in the nick of time
to save Omaha from the Impending
calamity. But Omaha has become so
used to these periodic false alarms that
it very properly treats them with su
preme Indifference.' The recent roor
back about the removal of division head
quarters of the rural free delivery be
longs to this category.
Postmaster (Scucral Cortelyou's sug
gestion that the franking privilege is ac
countable for the postotlice deficit Is
good so far as it goes, but excessive
rates charged the government for rail
road mail transportation would also ac
count for a big part of it. If the free
list were to be suspended and the imiil.the w'somI of, s,,1"mon; Philosophers
contracts let at the same time on a basis
somewhere near what is charged ex
press companies and fast freight lines,
the postotlice deficit would be speedily
transformed into a surplus.
Nearly ."s),0 freight cars in tin
United States are still unequipped with
air brakes or other automatic safety de
vices, notwithstanding repeated prom
ises of the railroads and successive post
ponements at their request of the date
when safety appliance laws were to go
into effiM't. There is no reason what
ever why a single piece of rolling stock
should be in use on an American rail
road today that docs not fully comply
with all the legal requirements as to
Governor Ilanly of Indiana in dis
satisfaction with the police policy pur
sued in Hammond, Ind., immediately
adjoining Chicago, has summarily re
quested the immediate resignation of
the entire metropolitan police board of
Hammond. It Is unnecessary to note
that this occurrence is chronicled In
Indiana and not in Nebraska, and that
Governor Ilanly has a different Idea of
his responsibility for police board ap
pointees than has Governor Mickey.
Kansas railroad commissioners have
ordenMl a 5 per cent reduction in grain
and freight rates to take effect January
1.1. The federal courts in Kansas, how
ever, may be depended upon to come
to the rescue of the outraged railroads
with a few timely injunctions.
New York banks now have on hand
the reserve required by law without
necessity to relieve the situation by
taking money from the federal treasury.
Evidently Wall street Is learning that
God helps him who helps himself.
The candidacy of William It. Hearst
for the democratic presidential nomina
tion In P.hi.S is said to be a settled fact.
That ought to earn some cable company
tolls on a message to William Jennings
Bryan, wherever he may be.
Keports of more towns that are to
litid Carnegie libraries in their Christ
mas stockings Indicates that Ihe season
is again at hand when Mr. Carnegie will
make another strenuous effort to avoid
the disgrace of dying rich.
Congress had scarcely convened when
It arranged to adjourn for a holiday
recess, very much like some Nebraska
legislatures that adjourn every few days
biM-aiise it does not cost members any
thing to travel.
That circular letter from the attorney
general stilling up the United States
district attorneys to move on the rebate
givers and rebate receivers is producing
results everywhere everywhere but In
Tin Iowa supreme -ouit holds the
shlpnieuts of liquor Into Iowa C. O. D.
tile.'iiL Vou cuu ship all the liquor to
Iowa you want to, providing the pur
chaser pays for It In advance, or pro
viding the seller Is willing to take his
chances on collecting his bill. This is
only another Installment of court made
An American school iu Turkey hss
burned. If this is not made nil excuse
for further demands on the Porte the
sultan may feel that the new year is
dawning brightly for Islam.
Omaha does not fiMd highly honored
by the Incarceration of Major Mulford,
one of the Philippine heroes who undid
with the pen the goisi name he had
carved out with the sword.
When the czar feels safe in taking
his eyes from the grand dukes he may
surprise the world by devising n plan
to relieve .Russia from its present
The long cruise of Admiral Sigsbee
will give him an opportunity to see how
much higher the American flag floats
since It covers such widespread terri
tory. Iinoik the Knocker.
The voice of the man who thinks "this
hole Christmas Rift foolishness ouRlit to
be slopped'' is hkiUii hoard in the land.
The World Moves.
Who could liavo foretold, Ion years ui'.o,
that In the year of grace jo. -, veterans of I
the confederate armies would odopt a reso
lution endorsing; a northern, republican
Where the Shoe IMnehf
Comptroller Ridgely's request that con
gress take action to prevent excessive bunk
loans may be all right, but some of us
would like to have congress control the
banks to make us larger loans. We are
all against excessive loans to the other
tiettlnw In the Timber.
New York World.
The anti-rate regulation people seem to
have taken to the woods to the original
forest. Everybody Is for some form of
regulation. Speaking of the woods, it was
the Hon. Tltn Campbell who once said
that a virgin forest was a place where
the hand of man had never placed its
St. Ijouls Republic.
Postmaster tleneral Cortelyou reminds us
that thero were only seventy-live postof
llces in 179", the year in which died Ucnja
min Franklin, the 2th anniversary of
whose death will bo celebrated next month,
whereas there are now more than 78,iJO.
The postal service has indeed expanded
since Franklin's death, but it never had a
greater man at the head of It.
DISIKSEll OF SI.VMII.M-:.
Promoters of I.aauhter Classed
A nation does not realize what it owes to
Its humorists. lis philosophers may point
out profound truths: Its sages may teach it
IIIUJ VI V 1 .Trr IV ma. lilt- viiij t. n-jf 1 1 li--.r i.i ife
the inevitable is to submit to it. It Is the
humorist who helps It to bear what other-
., ,j i. .. i.t ..i u..
turning its tragadles into jokes., by making
the desponding, nerve-paralyzing emotions
pass off in a laugh, who strengthens the en-
ergles and minimizes troubles by the cheer
ful inspiration which he gives. Gloom set
tles on hopes and effort and energy like a
pall; It stifles activity and Is like an an
esthetic, lulling to lethargy when a strong
and bracing tonic Is needed to fit men and
the times for the conflict with the powers
Nearly everyone has in his own personal
experience realized the tonic qualities of a
good, hearty laugh. Nearly every man and
every woman has experienced the power
given to meet and combat the worries of
the day by this good, hearty laugh, and
how genuine enjoyment has minimized the
everyday afflictions and worries of life. Just
as everyone has experienced how continued
gloomy reflection on troubles has increased
their mischievous Influence to fetter en
ergy and to paralyze effort.
Humor Is essentially an Intellectual qual
ity. Hence the nation which has the keen
est and the quickest sense of humor is the
mos Intellectual. Humor cannot go with
stupidity and self-conceit and exaggeration.
Its influence Is always toward a proper bal
ance. It saves men and natlcns from tho
fatal mistake of taking themselves and
events too seriously. It throws into such
strong relief the ridiculous side of things
that w here serious conceit would take nla-ni
at hurt self-vanity, humor laughs away
the dangers of the situation.
In this sense humorists are public bene
factors. They teach the most useful and
the easiest of all life's philosophies. They
smooth away the rough places and hearten
life with cheerful inspiration. They mellow
the understanding and broaden the heart.
They are negatively, at least, an aid to
virtue, for vice cannot grow In an atmos
phere of cheerfulness. True religion Is the
deadliest foe to pessimism. Humor is such
a powerful aid that one can understand
why the All-Wise Creator made It a part of
tho superior human equipment for the light
PF.RMAI AM) OTHERWISE.
Mr. Lungwort It
is liii past, Miss Koose.
velt is nearing Zl.
Revised topical song of the season: "Ev
erybody Works Poor Father."
The thin, decrcpld feel of one's purse
these days is a good sign of a short winter.
Nine Ohio bankers arc in Jail and three
more await trial. Mrs. Chadwlck appears
to be In the company of her friends.
If they are wise the bachelors cast for
the lolo of Santa, Claus will put away the.
cotton and put on uslieslos whiskers.
Who ever is projected Into the presidency
of the Steel trust should provide himself
with armor plale und sidestep the New
Webster Davis has returned to Missouri,
but his tearful voice Is not sufficient ly eoin-Mi(-d
to answer the question, "Where did
you get It?"
Every admirer of the foot ball game who
witnesses the Christmas shopping rush will
readily admit that tin: rules imd revision
and 1 ctiiieinent.
A Chicago editor, luado wise by experi
ence, says that alter you have had the
grip once or twice you are effectually cured
of a dtflie to Juke about it.
Notwithstanding reports to the contrary,
an Indiana Judge dedans that "the lid Is
not 111 so tight In th's state that a man
cannot blow his iiusc without bung accused
of iiubllc thrill. g "
A Chicago woman socks a divorce ou the
ground that her husband mussed her spit
curls with a bowl of currant Jelly. The
unfortunate man lu tho case admired lu
minous loc ks and used tho uuly asiUUle
liitU to ,ur Us ideal.
rRMos. nnit.r.n nonx.
Weeds are call to work.
Ta.-t Is touching; with love
The Immovable hearts move the world.
The hloe h. iirt alnays has a M.irk Kkv.
The empty faith Is usually mario ef sound,
One does not net wedded to truth by flirt
ing with doubt.
The devil Is always willing to play d ad In
a war of words.
The only work without honor Is that
which helps no one.
A man who Is honest for policy will be
dishotu-st for promotion.
He Is blessed with fortune who has
learned to bear misfortune.
The losses of truth are more profitable
than the gains of trickery.
Many a denoon who Is long on coat tails
will be found short on wing".
A loving heart Is like a summer's day; It
never needs to advertise Itself.
Tou cannot look constantly on dirt and
keep your windows free from dust.
Nowhere does money create a more dis
appointing mirage than in a moral desert.
Many or us want a Clod with a keen ear
for our prayers and a dull eye for our prac
tices. Many a fly is ready to die In the pan if
his epitaph shall read. "He lived In the
If you are the salt of the earth yon must
tint complain If you get a good shaking now
It's no sin-n that you will get ulong with
tiie angels because no one can get along
with you hero
SKM'I.AH SHO I X AT TIIE I'l I.IMT.
Brooklyn Eagle: Cardinal Merry del Val
Is to have President Roosevelt's speeches
and message translated into Italian, for the
pope to rind. It is safe to say that the
gentle. Italian lat ku.iiti
will he put Into an
uncommonly hard canter to do Justice to
isew iork Tribune: Rev. George C. Rich
mond of St. John's Episcopal church. Stam
ford. Conn., says, with little credit to him
self, that "the corporation officer who takes
more than liS.flim a year salary Is a thief."
Somehow this deliiiitlon recalls a suying of
Anatolo France: "It Is only from a barrel
or from a shop that one may dominate the
grandeurs or this world."
I hlladelphla Record: A clergyman objects
to sermons on graft for the curious reason
that "they make the hearers feel lllte going
out ntul w reaklni; vengeance on high finan
ciers instead of waiting until Christ comes
to right the wrongs." If the sermons move
the congregations to go forth and vote
against grafting officials we should suppose
tlnir utility needed no higher evidence.
New York Post: Political methods have
surely got Into the church, now that one
brother at an election of wardens and
vestrymen has accused anotljer brother of
stuffing the ballot lsx and then hit him In
the eye and knocked him down on the
church floor. It is satisfactory to know
that both knocker and knockeo are eligible
for the National Federation of Churches.
"Old Oaychap is In his second childhood.
"No; that wouldn't he so bad. He's In
the second wldowerhood and looking for
No. 3." Chicago Tribune.
"Ccorge, t have one very disagreeable
habit. I walk In my (deep."
"Oh, that's ull right. I was afraid you
were going to nay you talked." Cleveland
Norah You take Tom out in your aulo
every day. don't you? He appears to be a
necessary fixture In the machine.
Cora He Is. He's an automatic sparker.
Young Wife what's the trouble? Why do
you su on tne cage ot the chair?
Husband ell. dear, you know we are
I buying it on the Installment plan, and that's
an l icel entitled to. Brooklyn L4fe.
Tess Yes, I
wish all men were bache
How could we get married
Tess Oh, I don't, mean permanently, but
Just long enough to learn to sew on but
tons and mend their clothes. Philadelphia
Ijtwson What did your wife say to you
when you got home last night?
Dawson Say! She paid an elghteen-vol-umo
encyclopedia. Somervlll.j Journal.
"He said he would lay the earth at my
feet." said the sentimental girl.
"Yes." answered Miss Cayenne, "It sounds
good, but it is not practical. You already
have the earth at your feet. What you
want is a three or four-story house over
your head." Washington Star.
"What's all this noise about?" cried Eve,
as, drawn to the first woodshed on record
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by the heartrending yells of her eldest
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W I TE.lt.
John Kendrlck Pangs in New York Sun.
What though thy kiss be cold. Oh winter
(I real !
Thou brlngest much the heart of man to
The rich red holly berry 'midst the green:
The crackling of the glowing logs at e'en;
The hills and dales In purest garb of snow;
The tinkling of the slelghbells as they go
Adown the road, with maids of merry
With roguish glances peeping from their
The gallant swains to tease, set up behind
The frisking steeds that speed them like
The clear, clean sweep of skaters on the
The crystal flakes so wondrous in device;
The cold, calm heavens brilliantly alight
With friendlier stars than on a summer
In that they closer come, and seem to be
Just twinkling neighbors unto you and me!
And in the wood what lovely scenes are
When, clad by fairy hands and frosty air.
The limbs and branches of the sleeping
Are woven Into silvery filagrees!
Whet music in the chimes that ring out
Arn o ihe crisp of winters atmosphere!
What grandeur In the swelling harmonies
Of winter winds, and what tranquilities
In winter's silences!
And for tho soul of man, what sweeter
Is there than In the message of flood Will
That In the darkest hours of winter's day
Doth warm the heart ns with a splendid
From out the sun, east, west and south and
When Christmas morn from frosty night
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