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THE OMAHA DAILY TJEK: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 190G.
The Omaha Sunday Bee
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WHEX OCT OK TOWJ.
Sabenrlbera leaving the elty tent'
poravllr should Have xnt Bee
mailed to them. Address will be
changed often as reiaested.
At all events, we do not have a White
House wedding every duy.
The men and wouieu who want to
make Omaha beautiful seem to bo either
hibernating or taking to city politics.
Omaha High has laid Lincoln low in
a game of basket ball, but Lincoln still
holds the pennant in the Salt Creek re
What will the Omuha yellows have to
talk about for the next few weeks now
that Tat Crowe bus been taken off the
It will be interesting to watch Sen
ator LaFollette when Senator Spooner
Introduces his bill pretending to regu
Admiral KoJestvensky's talk seems to
be more effective than revolutionists'
bombs In cleaning the Russian army
and nnvy of "grafters."
If Iowa solous succeed In suppressing
the Fourtli of July firecracker, the rising
generation will be compelled to look to
Its politicians for pyrotechnics.
The czar may get a few valuable
pointers from the plan adopted at Al
geclras to prevent the introduction of
contraband arms Into Morocco.
If the Chicago packers could replnce
the Jury empaneled to try them by the
Jury that acquitted Pat Crowe they
would feel much more comfortable.
The gubernatorial contest over In
Iowa seems to be alrendy warming up
to midsummer heat without waiting for
the aid or consent of the weather man.
Anoiner tnsK now devolving upon
Omaha Is to counteract the Impression
abroad thnt the city is inhabited solely
by highwaymen and their abetters and
TUe Panama canal Investigation
threatens to be almost as Interminable
as the Siuoot Investigation, but pios
pects are fair thnt it will be concluded
at least ns soon as the en tin I.
Now Mr. Longworth may begin to
can the wedding presents nnd separate
the "white elephants" from the others
A museum depnrtmeut will have to be
Instituted In the new household.
. The Pat Crowe Jury Is entitled to Its
pay and board bill. Most everybody
: expected n disagreement nnd that would
have entailed upon the taxpayers of
Douglas connty another expensive trial.
If. as alleged, those Cincinnati pro
moters floated $3,000,000 of securities on
an actual investment 0f pio.ono, Wall
. street financiers will surely retain them
after they hnve thrown off their present
All the legislatures now In session
nre grappling with the question of in
surance legislation, just as If the recom
mendations of .the associated state in
surance commissioners had not settled
If a war can be started between
Turkey and Egypt It may be easier to
settle the differences at Algeclras as
every uatlou of Euron seems to be do
ing whnt it can to malutalu the status
quo on the Bosphorus.
1'ollUcn docs make strange bed-fellows.
The bed tliut holds William J.
Bruatch. Tom Denulson. Frank E.
. .uu uuiirr muim uuuer oue
w - i""-u u uiuiuoa
in tne rotunda or the city hall.
THE SDClnLOOTCAL ASPECT.
While the acquittal of Tnt Crow e was
n travesty and mlsrnrrlage or Justice
from every point of view calculated to
place Omalm In fulse light heforp the
whole country, the verdict hns a sng-
frestive sociological aspect that ennnot
safely be ljrnored. The demonstrations
of popular sympathy during the trial
and Immedlntoly after the announce
ment of the verdict were simply a reflex
of the atmosphere thnt permeated the
court and Jury room, nnd the verdict
must he Interpreted as a popular ex
pression of prejudice against the rich
nnd especially the men who have ac
quired wealth by extensive enterprises
thnt Involve investments of large capital
and generate comhl nations of capitalists
engaged In competitive pursuits.
Way down In their hearts the Jury
men, who were nearly nil representa
tives of the lnlwr element were appar
ently imbued with the Idea that n poor
mnn who robs a rich man commits no
crime because under our economic sys
tem the rich man is allowed to rob the
poor man with Impunity. The enormity
of the crime perpetrated by Crowe did
rot impress the Jury becnuso the victim
wns a millionaire.
Under the snme circumstances, the
kidnaping of a child of a poor man and
ItntA .,,vm .f CO V tClfA
t " -
ueen regarded uy me bhuip jury us uu
atrocity that must be punished to the
fullest extent of the law nnd the crowd
thnt cheered the acquittal of Crowe for
kidnaping young Cudahy would have
cheered n verdict of guilty on the no
better proofs, had the victim been a man
working In Cudnhy's packing house.
Deplore it as we may, this cleavage
between the rich and the poor and the
prejudice generated by wealth Is grow
ing nnd cannot be Ignored by thoughtful
people. This feeling Is not confined
to Omnhn It exists in every section of
POPULAR VOTES OF PREFERENCE IN
An article by Dr. George S. Haynes
on "Popular Control of Senatorial Elec
tions" In the December Political Science
Quarterly refers particularly to Ne
braska's experience, but Dr. Haynes has
apparently been misled by unreliable
sources of Information when he says:
In twenty-flve years and more sllnce It
(the vote of preference) became a part of
the constitution they (the people) have
made use of It but once, and then with
results that are significant. In 1886 Gen
eral Van Wyck made an active canvass
of the state In his own behalf as an anti-
monopolist. Neither tho republican nor
the democratic party put forward a sen
atorial candidate In the popular election
In November, at which, although 138,209
votes were cast for governor, only 60,448
voters expressed a preference for senator;
of these more than 91 per cent voted for
Van -Wyck. When the legislature met he
led the first two ballots, receiving forty
votes out of 100; but he failed to secure
election, a result which he attributed to
the Interference of railroad officials ami
The operation of the constitutional
provision referred to does not warrant
tnese assertions. Ting clause, la our
constitution is not self-acting and the
necessnry ennbltng legislation wns not
passed until the session of 1870, so that
the first opportunity to try it did not
come until 1RS0, when a few scattering
votes of preference for United States
senators were returned, although at the
election of 1882 no expressions of prefer
ence are recorded.
For the election of 188(1, however, the
third "preceding the expiration of the
term of a United States senator" after
the law beenme operative, it was In
voked by Senator Van Wyck, then serv
ing as a republican nnd seeking re-elec
tion. The total number of ballots cast
was 138,71V. the total number for United
States senator, F0,0rt4; the number re
corded for Van Wyck, 40,110; the num
ber recorded for the next highest cnndl
date. Paddock, 2.320. But the. popular
verdict wns not recognized ns decisive.
The contest wns trnnsferred.to the legls
lature, where, although Vnn Wyck re
ceived the votes of n majority of tlie
members on different ballots, they were
so Juggled thnt he failed to receive
majority on any one ballot, nnd Tnd-
dock wns Anally elected. Naturally the
people's fnlth in their constitutional
privilege to Instruct their representa
tives wns shnken when they saw a can
dldate for whom only 2320 had voted
succeed over one for whom 40,110 bnd
In 1P88 n few votes of preference for
senntor were ennvnssed, the highest
Pllwl for Bnr one enndidnte being 4.129
out of n totnl vf,t approximating 190,
00(' ,n this instance the re-election
' tne 8,ttln6 senator was universally
In 1802 no votes of senntorial prefer
ence were tabulated; yet the records of
this county (Douglnsl show that votes
were enst for senator, although appar
ently never canvassed by the state
in 1MH another appeal to popular
choice was made and for the first time
under the pnrty name. William
nrynn was formally nominated for
United States solictor by the democrats
and C. E. Bentley by the prohibition
party. The total vote was 210,r47, out
of which Bryan received 80,472 nnd
Bentley 23.MM. John M. Thurston, who
was elected by the republicans, who
controlled the legislature, received only
1.800 votes of preference,
In 1808 but a scattering vote for sen
otor wns registered. Senator W. V
Allen, who was the active candidate of
the fusion democrats and populists for
re-election, was convinced that a party
nomination would be a source of weak
ness Instead of strength, in the light of
what had befallen Van Wyck and
Bryan, and the republicans had such
mall hopes of winning that no sens
i.i... ..luiiiMdirR ramp out or cover.
The senatomhlp ft.l to M. I Haywnrd
I who hsd been the unsuccessful rcnuN
i ncao cannniate for governor.
m iis no senatorial nomination
w.r. made, but the name of Edward
Ilosewater was printed on the olllclnl
bnllot by petition of ,) voters. The
total vote was 2."1.0ui, and 4Ti.KH were
returned for him, nltlioupli In ninny dis
tricts the vote for senator wns not
counted nnd In others the canvassing
Kinrds neglected to return the votes of
reference. The ensuing contest, which
wns to determine two senatorial sents.
turnedjnto a protracted deadlock In the
eglslnture, out of which came the elec
tion of two dark-horse candidates
whose names hud previously not even
een mentioned in that connection.
In 101)4 the 'republicans nominated
Elmer J. Burkett for United State sen-
tor. No nominations were made by
the other pnrties. The total vote was
232.4.")"; Burkett received W7,r!t5 and
,577 scattering votes were canvassed.
All the straight party ballots cast for
Roosevelt counted for Burkett. The
legislature wns more than nine-tenths
republican and Mr. Burkett was elected.
The effectiveness of our constitutional
provision for impulnr control of sena
torial elections in Nebraska hns, there
fore, been generally nullified by the
form of ballot. The preference for sen-
tor was placed at the tall end of the
ticket. Where no pnrty nominations
were made nnd the voter had to write
In the name of his choice, no sufficient
centering of votes could ensue. Where
political party had n enndidnte under
whose standard it wns rallying, and
who received the benefit of the straight
pnrty votes, as good a showing wns
made ns by his associates on the ticket,
but no m.-itter how large a vote might
be cast for him. It could not Insure con
trol of the legislature by his pnrty fol
STUDYING LATIN AMERICA.
lion. John Barrett, American minister
to Colombia, N making a commendable
effort In a practical way to create in this
country greater Interest in the Latin
American republics through a study of
their political and economic develop
ment A year ngo Mr. Barrett offered
prizes to Ainerican college students for
the best papers or essnys on the rela
tions of the United States with the
IUtlu-Amerlenn republics. The result of
the competition having shown that there
is great lack of knowledge here regain
ing those republics, Mr. Barrett repeats
the offer of prizes to college students
for essays relating to the history nnd the
political nnd economic conditions of
The competition now invited Is much
broader in scope than that of a year
ago and should enlist many college stu
dents In whnt could not fall ,to prove
a most Interesting and Instructive study.
There can bo no question ns to the de
sirability of our people acquiring more
Informntlon thnn they now hnve respect
ing the countries south of ,us. Wo
should know more of their history, of
their political nnd economic policies, ns
well as of present conditions. This be
cause the relations lietween them nnd
the United Stntes will Inevitably In tho
future become closer both politically
and commercially. Those countries are
within our "sphere of influence." All of
them are embraced In the Monroe doc
trine. Their progress, politicallv and
otherwise, is a mntter of interest to our
people. They are continental neighbors
In whose welfnre we are deeply con
cerned nnd whose Independence we shall
always be found ready to defend agnlnst
any foreign nggression. Yet we have
given comparatively little attention to
the study of their history nnd their In
stitutions. Our people generally know
fnr more nbout China nnd .Tn;nn thnn
they do of the principal countries of
South nnd Central Amerlen. If the ef
fort of Minister Bnrrott to direct the nt-
tentlon of college students to the his
tory of the Lnttn-Americnn republics
and to a study of present conditions and
what they promise shnll be ns success
ful ns there is renson to expect, he will
have done a renl service thnt ennnot
fnil to hnve beneficial results.
JAPAN SOT RESmNSIBLE.
It hus been charged that the Japanese
nre more or less responsible for the
Chinese boycott of American goods and
also for the uutl-foreigu agitation In
China. The Japanese consul general at
New Yurk makes a public denial of the
charge. In a letter to the Times he
stntes that the allegation thnt his c-oun
trymen have been uslug the Chinese
press to foment popular hostility to
foreigners, and especially tq urge oil the
movement against American goods. Is
wholly unfounded. He states that while
there ore many Chinese papers pub
lished by different foreign proprietors,
us a matter of fact these papers are
solely owned nnd controlled by the nn
tives and their nominal foreigu proprie
tors have nothing to sny except In cose
the publications are interfered with by
the Chinese authorities.
The consul says: "Thnt our public
men are not supporting -or sympathizing
with the Chinese In their nutl-forelgn
movements Is proved by the fact that
tho leading pnpers In Japan nre strongly
advising China against such action
They are explaining to the Chmese how
much more beneficial It would be for
China to have the open door and Invite
foreigners to Invest their capital for the
development of their business nnd In
dustry." While It U quito possible that
there are Japanese merchants In China
vho are encouraging the boycott, there
Is not the slightest reason for holding
the Japanese generally responsible for
the antl-forvlgn movement, and so fnr
as the government I concerned thero
con be no doubt that It looks upon the
agitation with disfavor. Japan Is
friendly to Americans nnd to American
goods. There Is not the slightest indica
tion of any change of sentiment there
toward the United States. Japan Is still
buying our goods and treating Amer
ican merehmts end, manufacturer with
as much consideration-and favor as they
show those of other countries. That
government has shown Itself to be earn
estly In fnvor of the oeu door In Chtna
sod there Is no reason to doubt that It
will continue to be. The obvious fact la
thnt the boycott of American goods Is
an act of resentment and retaliation
due to our exclusion law, while the nntl-
forelgn movement Is a fresh demonstra
tion of a spirit that has long prevailed.
Each Is of Chinese origin and do not
require any outside support or encour
agement for their further development
It Is manifestly unfair nnd unjust to
Japan to charge her with any responsi
bility for these conditions.
v.4 run MUORSS' appeal for rroatch
Tho nppeal of Frank E. Moores to his
political and personal friends In behalf
of William J. Broatch Is next to the Pat
Crowe verdict the most uuexpected.
sensational event of the hour. It Is a
matter of history that Broatch not only
sought to rob Moores of the office to
which he had been elected by the peo
ple of Omnhn under pretext that Moores
was not eligible because in default ns a
public officer nnd vindictively sought
to send Moores to the penitentiary, but
thnt he nlso carried his warfare into
social circles and endeavored to have
Moores expelled from the Loyal IiCglon
and circulated vile stories about him
thnt represented him ns a human mon
strosity. It is a matter of history also that the
bitter, vindictive nnd sometimes cruel
warfare and persecution of Moores con
tinued year In nnd year out, and until
Moores was prostrated with a very
dangerous Illness, nnd no longer able
even to defend himself. It Is a notable
trait for a mnn in this condition to for
give his personal and political enemies,
but It Is neither natural nor commend
able for hi in to seek to embarrass his
friends and place them In a false light
by asking them to foist his mortal
enemy inte a position of honor and
authority In which he would lie enabled
to feed his Insatiate lust for power nnd
The question which the personal nnd
political friends of Frank E. Moores
have a right to ask is whether this ap
peal is the result of sincere conviction
after mature reflection or whether It
simply echoes the wish and will of his
Everybody, friend and foe alike, will
ngree with Frank E. Moores In his
declaration that "we must have a man
for mayor who will be moyor for
all the people, and not for a certain
class," but does any one who knows
William J. Broatch believe that he will
represent the people or even half the
people? Was Broatch the representative
of all the peopte when he approved that
gas steal In the midnight hour of the
last day of his first terra of office? Did
he represent the people when he signed
the electric light contract a few minutes
before midnight of his last term?
"The rich man," declares Mayor
Moores, "can take care of himself, while
the poor mnn must be protected In his
rights." Since when has William . J.
Broatch become the champion of the
poor and the bulwark of the oppressed?
Has ho not been nt all times notoriously
hand In glove with the big corporations?
Wns It in the interest of the poor that
William J. Broatch sold his residence
at a fancy price to Jack Morrison, the
proprietor of the Diamond gambling
house', when he was mayor of Omnhn?
Conceding thnt Benson lacks breadth
nnd cosmoiolltan Ideals for the mayor
of a metropolis like Omaha, what Is
there about Broatch that should com
mend him, and what is there about Hen-
nlngs that condemns him In the eyes of
the mayor? As chief executive of
Omaha Broatch hns been tried and
found wanting. As treasurer of Omaha
Hennings has been tried nnd proved
himself fearlessly honest and faithful In
the discharge of bis duties.
Crediting Mayor Moores with patriotic
devotion to the present nnd future wel
fare of Omnhn, why should he rise from
the sick bed to ndmonlsh his pollticnl
and personal friends to support the most
dangerous political desperado thnt ever
set foot upon Nebrnfka soil for the office
of chief executive? The mere fact thnt
these friends have stood by Moores in
good and ill report does not Justify him
In a presumptuous- demand thnt they
follow the lend of Tom Dennlson. Iee
Snrntlen. and Walter Moise Into the
The scandals that have brought the
three big New York insurance compa
nles Into disrepute have given an Im
petus to the small insurance companies
and germinated -a brood of new insur
once companies all over the couutry
that are liable to collupse at the very
first finnnciol ponlc the country will ex
perience. This only illustrates that the
pendulum swings back und forth In lifo
lnsrrance ns it does in all other classes
The White House wedding Is over,
the bride lias been kissed, the presents
hove been Inspected, tho preacher has
been paid and Alice Roosevelt, trans
mitted Into Mrs. Nick Longworth, has
Joined the multitude of uncrowned
American sovereigns who en'oy the
right to come and go without belns pur
sued by camera fiends nnd served up
for brenkfnst. dinner and supper lu sen
Compilations by the Financial Chron
Icle show that the gross earnings of rail
ronds lu the United States show an in
crease of about 8V per cent for 10O5
over 1!X)4. And still the railroad man
ngers persist In trying to' avoid paying
taxes on railroud property valued on the
same basis as that of other tixpaylng
The action of the Ohio legislature re
ducing the maximum passenger rate
from 3 cents to 2 ceut per mile is nl
ready starting ugltutiou for similar leg-
tshitlou lu Illinois. There is a maximum
passenger rate law on the Nebraska
statute books, which fixes 3 cents mile
as the maximum to ho charged, and this
law has not been changed since it was
enacted lu 18N7, a period of twenty
A Minnesota Judge hns de ' ' -d thnt
dramatic acting does not constitute the
kind of labor prohibited by the Sunday
law any more than operatic singing In
the churches, even though the actors
are pnld a higher price than the church
choirs. This opens up the old question
whether musicians coming to America
from foreign countries can be barred
out under the contract labor lnw.
One of the problems that twentieth
century citizens hnve to solve for them
selves Is whether the perambulating
hand orgnn music Is to be supplemented
by stntlonnry, unlicensed, unbridled,
free-for-all, alr-rendlng, enr-plerclug nnd
soul-harrowing grnphophone and phono
graphic concert performances.
The West Virginia legislature Is to
lie convened In extra session to consider
the rnllraad rnte problem, but Oov-
ernor Mickey seems to prefer to let the
rate regulation business In Nebraska go
over until the regular session, which
will be torn up by n senatorial contest
ahd n dozen other Issues.
Two tall, thin men, wearing heavy
overcoats ond carrying revolvers, have
carried on a very profitable business In
St. Louis In holding up snloon keepers
nnd street enr men, which only shows
thnt Omnhn is not the only town subject
to the periodic Incursions of highway
If Colonel Brynn has decided to' di
vorce himself from all educntlonnl In
stitutions which accept tainted money,
a withdrawn! of the prizes he hns of
fered through the University of Ne
braska may be expected next. In the re
prisal of thnt Rockefeller donation.
The sennte railroad committee Is snld
to be divided six nnd five on the rnte
regulntlon bill. Senntor Millard knew
whnt he wns doing when he Insisted on
retiring from the committee nt the be
ginning of the session.
Secretary Root says that American
consuls need watching. If the watchers
nre of the kind formerly used bv the
Indlnn burenu they will hnve to be
watched as closely ns the consuls them
That adage "Competition Is the life of
trade" has become very dusty and moth-
eaten in the last few years.
Their Taths Diverged.
The president took a long walk with
Senator Lodge on Sunday. On Monday
Senator Lodge took a long walk In an op
posite direction from the presidential path.
Opportunities for Acquaintance.
Consideration of the railroad' rate bill In
the senate will do one thing If nothing
more. It win make the people a little
better acquainted wUh some of the sena
Rights lnually iKnored.
The mine operators are undertaking a
pretty large task if they are seeking to
crush the miners' union. And yet, unless
the union shows great wisdom In the next
few weeks, the operators will be likely to
have the sympathy of the public. The
people who pay the bills think they have
some rights In the premises.
In spite of the dismissals for hazing and
the dropping of a dosen midshipmen so
recently as last week for being deficient
(n their studies, the Naval ncademy gradu
ated 101 young naval officers, who. It is to
be hoped, will promptly forget the "code"
they have lived under for four years and
will conduct themselves as officers and gen
tlemen. XKHIIS SO DEFKMSE,
Mr. Cudnhy's Course In Yielding
Fdward Cudahy while on the witness
stand last week seems to have thought fit
to enter an indirect plea In justification of
his payment of the $26,000 ransom to the
scoundrels who kldnapod his son. Whilo
there are some heroic spirits heroism In
principle Is easy for those not In Mr.
Cudahy's situation disposed to disapprove
his yielding to the atrocious threats of the
kldi apors as contrary to the public Interest
and encouraging the commission of that
peculiarly odious type of crime, Mr. Cud
ahy's simple words on the stand formed a
touching and quite sufficient reply to coun
sels of perfection of that sort.
In effect Mr. Cudahy asked every parent
present to put themselves mentally In his
place when his boy was In the hands of
the unknown ruffians who threatened to
mutilate and then kill him unless the blood
money demanded were forthcoming, and
Judge how they would have acted under
the circumstances. "I can state," said Mr.
Cudahy, "that twice I have had death enter
my house, but I never suffered greater
anxUty and grief than when my boy was
taken from me and until he wi returned."
Added to the father's dreadful and con
suming anxiety as to the boy's eventual
fate, was of course the consideration of
the boy's own terrors and perhaps bodily
privations and sufferings, a factor In Itself
quite sufficient to determine the average
paront to yield on the point of principle
and obey the parental Impulse.
And it seems to the credit of human na
ture that Impulse outweighs cold reason In
such cases. Now that the pressure of sur
prise and anxiety Is removed, Mr. Cudahy
can sit down calmly and in cool blood and
reason that the chances are the kidnapers
would not really have dared to carry out
their threats of torture and death; that
they were making a huge bluff to extort
money; that to pay the ransom was to en
courage similar attempts, and so on. But
while the boy was In the tolls luch consid
erations paled before the dreadful possi
bility that the ruffians, desperate men In
any event, might mako good their threats.
Suppose Mr. Cudahy had taken the chances,
stood out on principle, refused to pay the
money, bnd the murderous threats had been
executed. How would til position at the
bar of public opinion '.he rich pucker who
rt-fusrd to part with a small portion of his
wealth to save his child from the elutchea
of cutthroats have compared with his posi
tion today? Mr. Cudahy's course needs no
defense at the bar of conscience, and the
penalty for kidnaping should be commen
surate with the heartlessnesa and enormity
of the erlme
The Question Before
Any piano dealer who will not give you the best plnno In tho
house for the money you pay, unless you bring a friend with you to
help select It, cannot be trusted, can he? If any friend would ad
vise you to buy of such a dealer, Is he a real friend?
Why take any chances? Why not buy your piano of the IIospo
house which sells the best pianos in the world in each grade;
which sells them at the lowest prices obtainable anywhere;
which marks each Instrument with Us one lowest price, and which
saves you all commissions? You need no one to help you buy a
piano here. There is no dickering or Jockeying In this store. A
child ran buy as well and as safely and as cheaply as the most
expert buyer or musician.
WE SAVE YOU $50 TO $150 ON A PIANO.
A. HOSPE COMPANY
1513 Douglas Street
YOU SHOULD IIISAU THE AXGELU8 PLAY THE PIANO.
SECt I.AH SHOTS AT THE PILPIT.
Chicago Record-Herald: A New York
minister says that the colored men own
the United States. It must be admitted,
then, that they make very reasonable and
liberal landlords, considering the degree of
freedom enjoyed by the whites.
Baltimore American: The chaplain of the
Pennsylvania legislature grayed the other
day that the day would come when none
but the statues of Washington and Lin
coln would grace the rotunda of the eap
Itol. He seemed to forget what a strain
such a constant standard as this Implies
would put upon the various members.
New York Post: Archbishop Keane la
evidently another of those plain-speaking
old fogies who can't distinguish between
tweedledum and tweedledee. The unions
that force employers to pay Incompetent
laborers more thnn they earn, he says, as
well as the trusts that "deprive men of
natural rights" are alike schools for thiev
ery. Boston Transcript: The Salvation Army
In England offers to take charge of all
criminals whom the government will give
over to It for regeneration. 'And It be
lieves there Is hope even for the v.-orst of
them which Is incidentally why the Army
has grown from what most of us considered
un absurdity to something that most of
us take off our hats to.
New York Sun: From an esteemed and
respectable contemporary in the city of
Elizabeth we derive the subjoined news of
more than local Interest: "The men's meet
ing at the Young Men's Chrlstlnn associa
tion will have two speakers tomorrow aft
ernoon, and the subject will be: 'Hell; Its
Certainty, What Sort of a Place It Is, and
How to Escapa It.' The musical part of
the program will be very attiuctlve and
will consist of a barytone solo by Walter
T. Griffin, who will sing, 'Tell Mother I'll
Be There.' " We earnestly hope that the
Information afforded by the first part of
the program led the worthy barytone to
PERSONAL AJSD OTHERWISE.
The fact that Count Bonl clings to the
Ooulden nest does not affect his reputation
as a bird.
Jersey has one brand of lightning en
titled to esteem. A man who committed
murder in that state three weeks ago is to
be hanged next Friday.
Two cents a mile Is now the legal charge
for transportation on railroad trains In
Ohio. The cut on free passes cut deeper
than the magnates bargained for.
A New York crltld of flying objects re
fers to the Standard Oil king as a "petro
leocrat of a petroliferous plutocracy." No
wonder Rockefeller took to the woods.
Mr. Rockefeller's enthusiasm for the out
door life proves exceedingly useful Just
now. Observe his agility In dodging pro
cess servers. Rocky's Joints are well oiled.
As we slip and slide along in this sec
tion of the foot stool one sign of the
times Id conspicuous. "Rich people with
children should keep the kids indoors after
The western banker who Is reported to
have dropped a wad of $650 in New York
could have found an equally effective
game at home. Men so Inclined need
but show the goods to suve travel money.
Boston is stirred as it hasn't been since
the phantom Spanish fleets of 1S9S. The
lurking pneumococcus Is abroad in the
town and exceeding busy. In less cultured
localities the trouble Is recognized as
Thomas H. Swope, whose name as donor
adorns a park of 1.300 acres In Kansas
City, will now build and endow a marble
art gallery nnd present It to the city.
Mr. Swope presents an example of public
generosity that may be emulated every
where without Infringing on the copyright.
Ed Howe, the Atchison Globe man who
Is doing the globe trotting act for recrea
tion and to reduce his surplus wealth,
drops this chunk of experience In a late
letter: "If you must see the tropics, see
Honolulu, and quit at that; there Is a
good deal of duplication after you pass
Honolulu you can easily Imagine the rest.
If you are very adventurcsomo, go on to
Japan. But in the name of all that Is
sensible, do not go beyond Japan."
5Ae Right Collars
There's great comfort in right fitting
collars everlasting discomfort if they
in getting correctly fitted here if you buy
the Arrow Brand Clupeco Shrunk 1-4
15c, two for 25c
Browning, King $k Co
Ft. S. WILCOX, Mantair,
IERMOJII non, ED now.
Sin Is setting appetite before authority,
Doctlt la the poorest kind of diplomacy.'
Haste to be rich makes waste of the real
Every duty neglected is the loss of some
Gold on the heart does not make tho
At times of revival It Is easy to mistake
racket for results.
They are making the least out of life who
are ever thinking of what they oan make.
The most mistaken endeavor and fervor
is better than sleek apathy and Indifference.
He who is too busy to listen to the voire
of a child is likely to miss the voire of his
The feet of men are not kept In the path
of right by the light of brilliant thought
The heretic hunter thinks that the cutting
of many thistles will create at least a few
Not he who has no weaknesses Is the
strong man, but he who makes them serve
It's not by being awtlnst many thlnr
that you will save the world, but by belli
for a few things with all your might. Chi
"One of Solomon's wives must have been
"Oh, I don't know. But she wns one m
a thousand, all right." Cleveland Leader.
Haughty Damsel You made a mlstko.
Mr. Allgreen. when you thought I would
marry a lobster!
The Young Man (with a parting how I
certainly made a mistake In thinking you
were a penrl oyster. Oood-bye, Miss Peach
ley 1 Chicago Tribune,
Mabel I never noticed that bracelet be
fore. When did you get it?
Maud Undo Jack had it made and gave
It to me at my coming out party.
Mabel Isn't It old-fashioned ! Cleveland
"I trust, my dear madam, you realize
the fact that you must husband your re
sources." "I am doing my best, sir. I have mar
ried off six daughters." Baltimore Amerl
oan. He Has she been married long?
She No; she still thinks that her husband
eats cloves because he likes them. San
Mrs. Chugwater (looking up from her
newspaper) Josiah, what Is the "rear ele
vation" of a church?
Mr. Chugwater It's the place where the
choir sits. Haven't you been Inside a
church a few times In your life? Chicago
Lawyer When did you first detect symp
toms of your partner's Insanity?
Witness Two weeks ago.
Lawyer What did he do?
Witness He left the office and went
home early In tho afternoon, though he
knew that his wife was giving a musicals.
W. D. Nesblt In Chicago Tribune.
Came the south wind vesterday,
Laxying along the way.
Humming humming, low and sweet.
Through the highway and the street;
Came the south wind whispering
Of the robins on the wing,
Echoing the far off chime
Of the song of summer time.
Ho, the song of summer timet
Roses woven Into rhyme,
Golden reach of duBty road
By boy footprints heel-and-toed:
Woods where mottled sunlight shlnew
Through the lattice work of vines;
Aimless pathways through the field
Where the lark's dawnsong has pealedl
Ho, the song of summer days!
Distant trees that melt In haze
That Is gray and blue, and drifts
As an altar's Inrense lifts;
Jewel green of wheat and corn
Flashing In the dew of morn; .
Madrap dancing of the rain;
Child lips wet with berry stalal
Ho, the song that summer sings!
Honevsurkle scent that clings
To the breeze that Idly trails
Through the trees when sunlight falls
And the honey laden croon
Of the bees each afternoon;
And the brook that laughs away,
Coaxing you to come and play I
Came the south wind, laughing low
Whispering the song we know;
Breathing of the summer nights
With their sky-hung lantern lights,
Scattering a whlfT of musk
Caught from some far summer dusk
Where the stars began to climb
Ho, the song of summer tlmel
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