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    THE OMAHA DAILY DEE: SUNDAY, AFIUL 2D, 106.
Tim Omaiia Sunday Bee
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C. C. ROSE WATER,
General Manager,
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before me this 31st day of March, 1;.
(Seal) M. li. HUNGATE,
Notary Public.
WHM OlT OF TOWN.
abasrlbere leaTlas; the city tea.
orarlly shswld ksr4 The Be
nailed to them. Address will be
ekasgea aa ofteat aa reqaested.
Now that the rallrouda arc rushing ce
n lent to Panama It in iOHsibIe some of
tlie "leaks" 'tuay bo stovpod.
If you have neglected to register you
will have no right to blame any one
else If things do not go the way you
want them at tho election.
Some allowances must be made for
the Missouri republican club because It
has not been accustomed till lately to
holding Its-, meetings in a republican
state.
In summing up their net loss Sou
Francisco banks seem to' have found
earthquake and Are less disastrous than,
the traditional games of poker played
lu the days of the Ixiuunza kings.
perhaps a deal might be mude
whertfby Senator Aldrk-u would give the
people the railway rate law they de
mand in exchange for retention of the
present tax on denaturized alcohol.
The fact that a week after the fire
safes burst into flame upon being opened
at Ban Francisco should show an im
mediate necessity, for tho Invention of
elf-ventllatlng as well as fire-proof
safes.
Those who see the hand of Providence
in the California horror must still be
reluctant to accept the plea of not guilty
made by alleged criminals who are to
go unpunished because ail evidence
against them has been destroyed.
The Smoot case may be ended next
week so far as the senate committee Is
concerned, but as the Utah senator has
a few friends among tils associates there
will be little difficulty In making the
speeches extend over his present term.
Now that lawyers have started to dis
cuss the creed of the Trotestant Kpis
eopal church the members of that or
ganization may find their fundamental
law "Incompetent, Immaterial and Irrel
evant." But the theologlnns will have
the final word.
The rojiort that a "sliding scale"
would Increase the cost of . anthracite
coal to the consumer needs explanation
since at this distance the "sliding scale"
Is supposed to be a plan whereby the
wages of the miners depend uion the
price of the product.
Judge Taney Is credited with saying
that the supreme court Is of as much
Importance as the presidency; but then
Judge Taney lived lxfore the Injunction
had reached Its present development and
Judges of today may think the distiu
guished Jurist over modest
If "Jim" 11111 had any real designs to
make Seattle suiersede Saff Francisco
as the metropolis of the I'acillc coast It
Is hardly probable his pet city, Instead
of ending supplies to the afflicted,
would probably have luvlted the
txlckeu people to come and get them.
(ioreruor Pardee has "straightened
the rei-ord" by filing a request for reg
ular troops lu the earthquake affected
part of California. As the troops were
already on the ground tlia application
can be considered only as a tribute to
red tape.
Fire Insurance companies that are
advertising prompt payment In ful' of
claims for destruction of property at
Sao Francisco are rightfully reaping a
reward of iopular approval, but all the
good things said about them are likely
to be unsaid If they proceed at once U
recoup themselves by raising fire mtes
U over th country.
i?f..vso.v fin dahlmaM
The municipal campaign In Oiiinliu is
practically at an end and It devolves
tion the voters to answer at the polls
Tuesday whether the next mnyor shall
be Uenson or I inhliiiiiii.
The campaign, taken nltouether, has
been rather tmue and devoid of spec
tacular features. The candidates have
been dully explaining their views on the
questions at Issue to their followers and
the relative positions of the two op
posing candidates must now be well
known to every intelligent citizen who
manifests any Interest iu the govern
ment of the city.
Hcnson has conducted his campaign iu
a conservative and soltcr manner, re
flecting the characteristics of the man
who appeals chiefly to business inter
eststo the taxpaylng citizenship which
above all wants a well-adiuinistered,
economical and law-enforcing, adminis
tration. Mr. ISensnn has told the people
what they may expect of him as mayor,
repeating his promises made before
nomination and explaining tlicni In
greater detail.
Dahlman's candidacy has proceeded
more upon the order of a huge Joke.
The candidate started out on n plat
form of fierce denunciation of the fnin
chlsed corporations, on whose every
plank, ho declared he stood squarely be
fore even he had had time to read the
document Having swallowed the plat
form with his eyes shut, Pahlninn hns !
sought support by picturesque posing as
a courageous cowboy and a niiin of
backlsme, and making promises In hf-
half of personal liberty which could be
construed In any way that the particu
lar voter might prefer.
Through It all several salient facts
stand out In a strong light namely, that
Renson has been a resident of Onialui
nearly twenty years, actively identified
with the business Interests of the com
munity and enlisted In the successive
public enterprises for the upbuilding of
Omaha, while Pahlnuin is a com para
the newcomer In the town, with little
or nothing to make him a part of this
city, without business or property In
terests here to fcpeak of ami with no sub
stantial backing behind him.
Irrespective-of political considerations,
there Is no question but that Benson will
make a more creditable chief executive
for Omaha for the next three years than
would Hahlman, his democratic op
ponout. THE SAX FRASCISCO LOSS.
The effects of the San Francisco loss
are only beginning fairly to make them
selves manifest, but the consequences
are already notably appearing in the
stock market, In bunking, in Insurance
and in the general situation of business
and finance. A disaster Involrrng tho
sudden destruction of probably not less
than $3(0,XM),0U0 of property massed In
one city, and that city a great center
of domestic and foreign commerce, Is a
blow of national scope, the effects of
which such Is the solidarity of Indus
trial Interest will be felt, throughout the
length and breadth of the laud.
The result Is virtually that of n sud
den call upon the resources of the coun
try for a loan of the enormous amount
of the total loss. The first payment,
the voluntary sympathetic public con
tributions for Immediate necessities, al
though the aggregate mounts far up and
may, all told, reach $20,000,0(10, Is one
of the least parts of the , prodigious
draft Of the same character are the
private contributions by relatives and
friends of unfortunate Pan Franciscans
of which no pnblic record will be made,
but which will le very large.
The largest single Item, of course, will
be the Insurance settlement, which, it
seems certain, will far exceed $100,000,
000, every dollar of which, of course. Is
a draft upon property owners through
out the country and even upon multi
tudes In foreign countries. In like man
ner, although the banks which have
hurriedly dispatched $15,000,000 of cash
to accommodate the stricken city, the
burden will be distributed throughout
the banking system and ultimately to
their Individual stockholders and pa
trons. So, too, the great mercantile In
dustrial and transportation establish
ments must, by extended credits and di
verted energies, bear their several shares
In one way or another of the tremendous
strain.
The disturbance In the general stock
and securities market Is In large part a
direct expression of the loss and a
means of Its distribution. Whether the
holdings of insurance companies are sold
outright or used as collateral for loans,
the effect is necessarily depressing on
the market, especially In the condition
of speculative and excessively high
price levels In which the San Fran
cisco disaster caught the country. It
causes immediate strain Isiih ways, on
the one hand calling funds to the scene
of disaster aud on the other hand caus
ing increased demand for funds in the
money centers, against a falling and
threatening hecuritics market. And
every shrink In stocks amounts to an
assessment of lss back upon every
bolder thereof and Indirectly upon the
whole couimuuity whose business must
le adversely affected by such condi
tions. Heyoud all the vast direct loss to San
Francisco as a great Industrial and busi
ness community must be regarded as a
going concern suddenly stopped, the
period of whose reconstruction Is to be
reckoned as Itself an additional element
of los. F.very dollar of It all Is a sheer
subtraction from the total resources of
the country. Certain indivldnalwill, of
course, profit hi the pita-ess, but that
circumstance cannot alter the grave fact
of loss, however it may disguise it to
the unthinking.
It U indeed a grievous aud a heavy
burden upon tlm whole nation and as
time passes the weight will lie more
keenly felt even In the interests and
places which seem most distant That
very fact, however. Illustrates the
Ix'tieticent effect of present-day socln
and Industrial adjustments, because
such a burden. If It should fall upon
one locality or community alone, would
be absolutely crushing and would cause
Incalculable suffering.
conroiiAThixs i.v federal electioxs
The unanimous report of the senate
committee on privileges and elections lu
favor of a bill prohibiting corporations
of nil kinds from contributing to cam
paign funds in elections of presidential
electors, representatives In congress and
members of legislatures which are to
choose United States senators Is one of
the good signs of the times, especially
In connection with report of lellef nt
Washington that the only question as
to enactment 1s whether congress can
reach the bill In time.
The suggestive fact Is that the mens
ure has lieeu prepared and is approved
without Tegard to party lines and it does
not appear to be opposed even by some
of those In congrpss who are rcputedto
be Identified with corporation Interests,
On the contrary, they have changed the
bill, which iu its original form applied
only to Insurance corporation contribu
tions', broadening It so as to .apply to
all corporations.
J lie measure, of course, in no wise
undertakes to prevent citizens as indl
vlduals from contributing funds to the
political party of their choice, as they
please, for legitimate purposes, and no
one makes such a proposition. lint
there is a profound and universal con
viction thnt the time has come to draw
the lino in party activities as well a
in legislation, and all official action
agnlnst all methods and practices which
tend to magnify corporation influence
In government
Mil . 117, l, (AM S' '71 tW jf."
uiien congressman Williaius, the
leader of the democratic minority in the
house, indulges iu a theatrical cxploita
tion of tho tariff, concluding In mock
heroics, "If you don't revise the tariff
we will," he simply takes occasion to
hand out a choice specimen of what, iu
the lingo of the false pretense, is termed
"bunk."
What Mr. Williams party is pledged
to do, now as during the last forty years,
Is to destroy any republican tariff and
to put in place of it a democratic tariff
arranged on a different principle. It is
committed thereto without regard to the
question whether a republican tariff was
enacted a month ago, a year ago or ten
years ago. If it had been practicable
for the republicans to revise generally
the schedules and rates of the tariff at
this session the democratic party would
be committed precisely, as it is now, to
overthrow such republican tariff legisla
tion whenever It could secure a majority
In congress.
During the long period since the re
publican party came into control of the
government it has enacted tariffs at
such intervals as sound business Judg
ment approved, changing from time to
time the rates as the change in Indus
trial and commercial conditions, foreign
and domestic, and revenue needs re
quired. 15ut from the first republican
tariff under Abraham Lincoln to the
latest under William McKinley all such
legislation has proceeded on the pro
tective principle, which Mr. Williams'
party, If It be honest and true to Its
history and pledges, stands to reverse.
The republican party under Theodore
Roosevelt is Just as competent to make
a republican revision of a republican
system of import duty as It has been
under .other republican presidents to
make the numerous revisions during the
last forty years. Under his leadership
the party In its own wisdom will under
take tariff revision, but not under the
leadership of Mr. Williams. When the
people of this country want a demo
cratic tariff they will turn the govern
ment over to the democratic party.
THE EABT1IQUAKE rKRIL.
Though contrary to the assumption
commonly entertained by our people, it
may well be questioned if this continent
Is favored with special immunity from
outbreak of the elemental forces of the
earth's Interior. Charleston was over
thrown tweuty years ago and San Fran
cisco a few decades before that but
these visitations seemed to be the ex
treme, and. terrible as their effects
were, still to be short of the historic
catastrophes of Europe and Asia. The
possibility of such experience has
seemed to most people here as extremely
remote If ndt inconceivable.
It is true that there are localities In
all continents, especially near sea"" !.",
where earth tremors occur with greater
frequency than elsewhere, but It cannot
be said tLai-cvcu the interior of our
continent is saf? from shocks of de
structive violence. The great convulsion
that almost a century ago shook a vast
region about New Madrid, literally
changing the face of the earth In south
cist Missouri, was probably far more
severe than the nu- t.iat has Just devas
tated iin Francis!.;. The difference is
that rja;i. hl Jihbltatlona and his works,
were not then iu the way to be crushed
and' overwhelmed by the blind aud Ir
resistible vengeance of Nature. Hut
with the spread of dense population and
Its collection here and there lu denser
centers over the continent no one can
put a limit to the disaster that would
follow a recurrence of such a blow, even
iu regions which have I wen regarded as
ufost secure.
TIm very linblllty to overpowering
calamity, from storm or tidal wave or
fire. If not equally from earthquake, may
therefore well stir all to limitless sym
pathy and exertion to relieve the dis
tress of any community that is thus
stricken. No human isnver can avail
when the solid earth gives way, nor can
human foresight discern wucu or .where
the next great catastrophe will lofnll or
who will 1h the victims. All that can
le done Is to meet the blow bravely
when It falls, and, in the spirit which
the people all over the hind are showing
towards their stricken brethren at San
Francisco, to do unto others as in like
cae we would have others do unto us.
Municipal ownership in Chicago Ir
stalled pending al'pllcation of the street
railway companies for rehearing of the
famous decision of the supreme court
on the nlncty-nlne-ycar franchise act
Chicago municipal ownership people
may learn several things alsuit obstruc
tion by contemplating the work of "Im
mediate" compulsory purchase of the
water works In ' Omaha begun three
years ago by a salaried board of water
commissioners which as yet has no
water plant to manage.
The position of city clerk Is not a
very important one beyond demanding
faithful and efficient service, but the
republican nominee. Ram K. (Ireenleaf,
has had experience in the office and
knows what Is wanted there, while Us
democratic opponent would have to
learn It all anew.
as an expert accountant W. Finest
Johnson Is far bettor qualified for the
place now filled by Comptroller Ixbe.-k
than Ix1ock ever was or ever will be
It has been a long time since Cnmp
troller liobeck has not been holding one
office and asking for either re-election
or election to another one.
When the citizen who takes pride in
Omaha goes to vote on Tuesday let him
ask himself .whether, when a delegation
or distinguished visitors linmnn lio
city's guests, he would rather have tho
hospitality of the elty extended bv
Mayor Itenson or by Mayor Pahlman.
i ne report that a Mexican warship
has seized an American fishing boat
might once have been cause for war. but
In this day it will more likely result in
the company owning the jesscl ltelng
called to account
If the free congressional garden seeds
are to be no more, the last remaining
excuse for n democratic member of con
gross from this district, as given by the
last Incumbent himself, Is absolutely
token nwar.
"malm needs some men of previous
councnmanic experience In the next
city council. It will get them by elect
I . . Tt -
iok . . jiingnam nnn Harry H, zim-
man as memliers from the Second and
Third wards respectively.
If politics continue as warm over In
Iowa as they are at this stage the corn
crop over there will be ripened before
tne repuiiiican state convention, whether
tlie sun shines or not. -
Good Work Well Done.
New York Tribune.
uivo the railroads their due, for they are
not exacting it so far aa San Francisco
Is concerned.
Prosperity Haa the (ioods.
Philadelphia Press.
Another tiling that has Jeen demon
siratca within the last Week is that our
prosperity Is the kind that can deliver the
goods.
Tip for Sober Tlionsht.
Washington Post.
A great deal of satirical comment lias
been exelted by the report' that the liquor
bill of the country for the last year was
$1.B48,70k.307. although the figures undoubt
edly call for sober reflection.
Will I he Sennte Declare Itselfr
New York Post.
A close student of the United States
senate Is Inclined to dispute the prediction
that that body will declare the earthquake
at San Francisco unconstitutional. The
prophecy, of course, came from those who
look upon the shock as a "blessing In dis
guise" and who have observed the senate's
recent attitude toward "remedinl" meas
ures. Slse of Army Ofltcers.
Indiana palls News.
President Roosevelt has Issued an ordet
nxing me minimum height of army officer
at five feet five inches. The order, of
course, will apply only to future officers.
It Is pointed out that the enforcement of
this order may exclude many West Point
cadets from, the service, for a helel.t of
five feet three inches Is enough to admit
them to the academy. If they fall to gain
an additional two Inches they will, tio mat
ter what their other qualifications may be,
fall to get their commissions. An officer
ought undoubtedly to be a man of sturdy
physique, but there seems to be no reason
why he should be five feet five Inches tall.
Napoleon was only Ave feet two Inches
when lie became first consul.
PERSON 4.1, AM) O I IIKH WISK.
In the mntter of municipal "shakedowns"
the earthquake has no rival.
A casual glance at the weekly parade of
matinee girls proves that the peach crop la
safe.
The, Boston Transcript notes that "Pastor
Crane explains It. God did It to attract
attention." Wonder if this is the Crane
who D' ed a maguslne article and worked it
off us a original sermon?
A T xaj statesman has Introduced a bill
prol'.iKtlng the title of colonel to any man
wl o j'as not borne that military rank. The
t is to hark back to the primitive Lone
Star salutation, "Hello, Pardl"
A private secretary of a noted United
States senator haa blossomed out as an
authority on mummies. The announcement
Is coupled with the explanation that en
vironment has nothing to do with hi talent.
Withered bachelors and hopeless spinsters
may bo pardoned for regarding the boom
In marriage of the homeless in San Fran
cisco u a boost for the adage, "Misfortunes
never come singly." Right they are, vo
cally. Marriage la not a single institution.
The record of the Omaha man who slept
undisturbed while his wife, returning lute
from a club meeting, pounded doors and
window In vain for admission, must glvo
way to that of a San Franciscan who slum
bered on unconscious of the siiake-up and
crash of buildings.
Ten able-bodied women accuse a man at
Atlantic City, N. J . of being their husband.
The accused Is a Cuban doctor and the
accusers are black , and white. Be
sides accumulating a liberal stock of wives,
the strenuous doctor scooped in feminine
Jewelry and cash. Other troubles paled be
fore the trouble theft brought him. That
landed him lu jail.
K.nW AnO KO'KW ITKR M l'IU.
PA HIS. April 1 (IMitorlnl Corre
spondence.) Ths whlrlslg of time appears
to produce no perceptible chnnge In the
French metropolis. Externally, at least,
the Paris of toda differs very little from
the Paris of fifteen ers ngu. A few
monumental structures have been erected
here and there since my first and only
visit, the most conspicuous of which ar
tho Palaces of Industry, designed and con
structed fur the International exposition
of Mi9. The largest and most magnificent
of these exposition buildings, tho grand
Palace Elyseo, lias recently been converted
Into a hippodrome unci Is at present the
chief attraction for the Parisian fashion
ables who dilight In exhibiting themselves
and losing their money at a horse show.
The opening, which wan honored by the
presence of the new president of the repub
lie, l. rallleron, and Mine, lallleres, was
made an event.
My invitation and courtesy of Ambassa
dor Mcf'oriulck, I availed myself of the
opportunity for meeting the chief execu
tive and members of bis cabinet and wit
nessing the equestrian performance. A
large concourse of civic and military func
tionaries and members of tho diplomatic
corps greeted the presidential party at the
entrance to the palace and acclaimed
President Kallleres as he ascended the
magnificently decorated tribune. Thnt was,
however, the only popular demonstration
during the entire afternoon. The feals of
the horses elicited but very little enthus
iasm from tho superbly dressed audience.
Comparison between the Paris and
OmHha Auditoriums would naturally be In
vidious. The Grand Palace Klysre. as Its
tiame Implies, Is in every respect palatial.
Its frescoed walls are hung with paint
ings, Its galleries adorned by costly tapes
tries and its corridors by statuary. Put
when It comes to the real thlnn tlie horse
show Paris Is outclassed by Omaha. From
first to last the Parisian horse show was a
tame affair, lacking In spirit and variety.
The grooms and horses there was only
horseback exei else appeared to be drafted
out of a circus.
F.very American who has visited the
capitals of Kuropo concedes without de
bate that Paris is not only the cleanest,
but also tho best paved city In the world.
It Is not generally known, however, that
in Paris the construction, repairs and
maintenance of all public Improvements,
Including sewers, subways, electric wire
conduits, pavements na'd all street clean
ing. Is a municipal futiction, performed by
city employes, without the Intervention of
contractors. The city buys all the re
quisite building and paving material, street
cleaning and sprinkling machinery, and
hires all the mechanics and laborers to do
the work. AH worklngmen employed by
the city, and, for that matter, nil work
lngmen employed by the general govern
ment, work eight hours per day, the wage
scale being established by law. The pay
of common laborers ranges from fiO cents
to $1 per day. while mechanics are paid
from 11.25 to $2.:S per day. Working over
time Is permitted, with corresponding extra
pay. Inquiry among the working people
elicited some facts of Interest, both to
American workmen and employers. There
are no open shops In Paris. Every work
tngman and working woman Is enrolled In
the syndicate (the name for Jabor unions)
nd scales of wages and rules for wage
workers are formulated by the syndicate,
by mutual agreement between employers
and employes, or by arbitration. While
sauntering among retail stores I learned
that clerks are generally required to work
from 8:30 a. m. to 8 p. m., with an allow
ance of two hours for meals. In the de
partment stores male clerks earn from
$:n to $S per month, with lunch and din
ner thrown In. Women earn the same
wages, but I observed that more salesmen
than saleswomen were employed. In the
smalt shops more women are employed at
wages ranging from 20 to $40 per month.
Incidentally, In conducting my labor In
quiry, the fact was elicited that while the
cost of living provisions, meat, etc. In
Paris Is about the same as In New York,
the price of household utensils, furniture,
clothing and rent Is much lower, so that
the difference In wages In America and
France Is almost equalised.
And yt Paris Is wrestling with the labor
problem. Tho undercurrent of discontent
appears to be growing. On tlie one hand.
the men of means, the bankers, merchants
and' land owners, complain that they are
subject to the domination of the labor
union and deprived of freedom of action
In enterprises that require lurge Invest
ment and constant employment of wage
workers, and the working people complain
that capital Is still receiving more than
Its Just share from mutual production. In
response to the question. What-Is your
solution for the labor problem? propounded
to the editor of the leading labor organ, I
received this answer: "The only solu
tion In co-operation. We must do away
with the middle man by establishing a
system of profit sharing." To my re
joinder, "But, suppose there are losses
instead of profit?" the editor replied: "We
must prepare for that and share the de
ficit. In the end the burden always falls
upon lhor." Asked what Influence French
workingmen were exerting In politics, he
exclaimed: "We can accomplish nothing
so long as we are divided. At present
every member of the National Assembly is
party by himself. We have as many
parties as we have members. No two
agree on any proposition." This was a
revelation to me.
The unexpected does not often happen,
but the - most unexpected sights In the
streets of Paris are the wood block pave
ments. Fifteen years ago the avenues and
boulevards In the heart of tlie city, which
for centuries had been paved with stone,
were being re paved with asphalt. Now
the widest and most traveled thoroughfares
are paved wtih sawed wood blocks, of
about 4xS inches surface and three inches
thickness. These blocks are first creosoted.
then laid on a heavy base of concrete, and
oiled. Thus treated, the wooden block
pavements of Paris are as smooth as a
waxed ball room floor. The preference of
wood over asphalt Is claimed to be due
to the softening of the asphalt In the
summer season ana lis siippenn.es in win
ter. The wood pavement is Just as noise
less, much easier on the horses and more
agreeable to drive over than asphalt. It
Is conceded, however, that the originul
cost of wood block pavement Is much
greater than asphalt, owing to tlie high
price of lumber, but Paris Is bound to
have the best paved streets, whatever the
cost may be.
The experiment of public ownership of
mblle necessities lias proved a success
with the single exception of the telephone.
The French government owns and oper
ates all telegraph and telephone lines aa
part of Its postal system. While the ad
ministration of the postal telegraph has
lieen a phenomenal suriess. the postal
telephone, at leust In Tarls. has proved
dismal failure. In the first place, the
French telephone apparatus Is antiquated.
In the next place, the service is wretchedly
Inefficient. It Is very difficult fijr anyone
to make himself heard at any time, how
ever loud he may taia. During me noon
hour, which generally lasts from 12 tit
p. m., the telephone exchange toys and
girls 'rarely answer calls, and the com
plaints of patrons remain unheeded . As a
natural sequence, comparatively few peo
ple avail themselves of telephone facilities,
even though they are within everybody's
reach. EDWARD ROSEWATER.
TIE LOST CMS
Is Found in (he Tone of the
ItMKAUER PIANO
We have recently secured the representation of this celebrated
piano, whose subtle tonal excellencies are so generally recognized by
the exceedingly fastidious and discriminating. musical critics, 'that the
output of the Kit AKAI'KU Hros. factory was Inadequate to meet the
demands of old established agencies until the completion of their pres
ent large plant, which permitted them to consider a few new outlets,
and we are among the fortunate ones.
We now have samples of the KKAK.M KK Pianos in stock and in
cite the Omaha musical public's investigation.
L MOSPE 0
aa&s
sf.rmos noii.p.n now.
Piety does not prove Itself by petulance.
It takes more than rust to win reverence.
The way to duplicate a fool is to argue
with him.
For every real sorrow there are a hundred
shadows.
Wrong rather enjoys the blows It gets
from blowers.
No man ever became wise who feared to
be called a fool.
Master, your tools and your treasure will
take care of Itself.
A man's imagination reveals mora than
the imuglnnry man.
Some people think they have peace when
they are only petrilied.
It's never hard to find a good argument
to back up an Inclination.
Hard is the exit from Easy street and
many there be that find it.
"Most men ate willing to pray for their
enemies to get the worst of It.
A gentleman would rather bo taken for. a
servant than fall to bo of service.
It will take more than an eight-hour day
to make the twenty-four hours divine.
The man who always has the sins of
others before him puts his own in his
pocket.
He who carries a cup of cold water to a
thirsty world finds his way leading besido
the still waters.
Man a man thinks that the elimination of
the evil and the slaughter "of his personal
enemies Is the same thing.
SKCI LAK SHOTS AT T1IK PI I. PIT.
New York Post: The telpgraph states
that the Chicago ministers did not, in their
Sunday discourses, ascribe the San Fran
cisco disaster to "an avenging Deity." It
was considerate of them to let God off so
easily.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: A Boston cler
gyman Is responsible for the statement
that what this country needs Is a king.
What the Boston clergyman needs Is a
permanent leave of absence that will en
able him to enjoy the blessings of royalty
where they make a specialty of It.
New York World: Times have changed.
A Philadelphia evangelist who was ac
cused of saying that the earthquake was a
punishment for Snn Francisco's wicked
ness promptly declares he was misquoted.
What he said wai that the calamity was
Intended as a warning of the brevity and
uncertainty of life.
Springfield Republican: The death of the
"black pope" scarcely gets the notice it de
serves. Luis Martin, general of tho So
ciety of Jesus, was a remarkable man
and perhaps one of the ablest of the long
series of the successors of Ixjyola. He was
ordained priest In France when he was 18
years old, In 184, being a Spaniard by
birth. In 1R77 he became rector of the old
T'nlverslty of Salamanca and there he
gained fame as a theologian, When Au
derledy died In 1S92 he became general of
the Jesuits. Luis Martin much opposed
the alleged "Americanizing" or the church
of Rome and from his point of view was
quite right. The Society of Jesus has al
ways been more papal than the pope.
"KEEP COOL, BHETH11ES."
Impressive Protest Against Critics of
las Franclsoo's Morals.
An impressive editorial, prophetic in the
afterglow of the disaster, was written the
afternoon preceding and printed In the San
Francisco Call on the morning of . the
earthquake. It was written In reply to
clitics of" the city's morals, and serves a
like purpose now when a few such critics
unfeelingly liken the city's fate to that
of Sodom and Gomorrah. ITnder the head
ing. "Keep Cool, Brethren," the Call said:
"Excellent and high-minded clergymen In
this city are discussing, rather warmly. Its
moral status. All citlea need to have their
morals medicated. San Francisco Is no
exception. Bishop Hamilton, who lives
and hag spiritual Jurisdiction here, has
filed a description of San Francisco, in
cluding anarchy and social vice as aninng
our characteristics. Others, supporting his
statements, express a fear of local revolu
tion and bloodshed.
"This is a very cosmopolitan city. We
have here the good and the bad of many
races and nationalities. We blaspheme In
Browning, Ming $k Co
ORIGINATORS AND SOLE MAkEIS Of HALF SIZES IN CLOTHING.
CLOTHES OF QUALITY
Clothes don't make the man, to be sure, but its
about the only thing that nine-tenths of the people
we meet have to pro by. The ?aan who does not make
a pood appearance these days id badly handicapped.
Clothes are the all important part of a man's
make-up, and its right here that we come in.
Our 15, 18, 120, $22.50"and 25 Suits
Are splendid specimens of modem tailoring. Hand
some, stylish and correct in every detail. The fabrics
are the latest and we believw that we can please any
man with a spring suit, regardless of how "fussy"
he may lie about his clothes. "We are aa ready to
show as to sell.
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many languages. Once In a while a red
Mag Is raised. Put let us be calm. In aa
many languages as wo use In blasphemy
we offer prayer and praise Out of the
same mouth come curses and blessing. One
red (lag docs not maku a revolution. It Is
usually nt one end of a polo that has a
fool at the other end. If the fool gel frac
tious the police take him tn.
. "San Francisco Is a lrank sort of city.
It displays its vices. They are not con
cealed. The city puts up no false pretense
to being a new Jerusalem. Let us not be
heavy hearted. The vices we havo roost
high to be seen, and their Jackdawing may
be heard nfar Hut our virtues far over
match them and make less display and not
as much noise. If theso good men are
fearful and moved to flee, to what city of
refugo will they take a ticket to better
themselves In moral surroundings? Better
stay with It and work redemption, talking
luss."
domksi ic pi.i;asa. ihies.
"Kvery woman has one hope as age ad
vances upon her."
"And thnt is?"
"That she doesn't look it." Philadelphia
Ledger.
"Sir, my daughter tells me that you kissed
her without her permission."
"Well, tiho told me I'd have to kiss her
that way or not at h.1I. 1 did my best to
follow her wishes." Clovuland Leader.
"Her mothct usually asks her daughter to
Bin:, doesn't she?"
"Only when disagreeable guests are pres
ent." Cleveland Plain Lealer.
Mother But
kissed you If
your refusal
surely ho wouldn't have
you had been emphatic In
Daughter I was emphatic,
if I'd let him kiss mo and
much." Philadelphia Press.
He asked me
1 said: "Nut
"My daughter," said Mr. StoJt&nbons,
doubtfully, "la by no means poor, you
know."
"Oh, that's all right." responded the
suitorcheerfully. "I'm plenty poor enough
for two." Cleveland leader.
Tess It's really true, then, that Martha
Etrnngmind Is to be married to Mr. Tlmmld.
Jess Not exactly. Martha says he Is to
be married to her.
Tess Oh! yes, of course; she has asked
you to tie her bridesmaid, hasn't she?
Jess No; she asked me to be her "best
woman." Chicago Tribune.
"Ma, how did you ever happen to marry
pa?"
"I was 29 years old, my dear." Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
Miss Passny He was talking to you about
me, wasn't lie?
Miss Knox Tes. He -asked me if you
were 35 yet, and I said certrinly not.
Miss Passay What a ridiculous question!
Miss Knox Just what I told him. I said,
"How long do you expect her to be 85?"
Philadelphia Ledger.
A LOST FKIKND.
John Boyle O'Reilly.
My friend he was; my friend from all the
rest;
Willi childlike faith ha oped to me his
breas .
No door was locked on altar, grave or grief;
No weakness vetled, concealed no disbelief;
The hope, tiio sorrow and the wrong were
bare.
And ah, the shadow only showed the fair.
I gave him love for love; but, deep within,
I magnified earh frailty Into sin:
Kuch Till-topped foible In the sunset
glowed,
Obscuring vales where rlvered virtues
flowed.
Reproof became reproach, till common grew
The captious wojd at every fault I knew.
He smiled upon the censorship, and bore
With patient love the touch that wounded
sore ;
T'ntil at length, so had my blindness grown.
He knew 1 Judged him by his faults alone.
Alone, of all men, I, who knew htm best.
Refused the gold, to take the dross for test!
Cold strangers honored for the worth they
saw;
His friend forgot tho diamond in the flaw.
At last it came the day he stood apart,
When from my eyes he proudly veiled his
heart;
When carping judgment and uncertain
word
A stern resentment In his bosom stirred;
When in Hs face I read what I had been.
And with his vision saw what hu bad seen.
Too late! Too late! Oh, could he then
have known,
When his love .died, that mine had perfect
grown ;
That when the veil was drawn, abased,
chastised.
The censor stood, the lost one truly prlsej.
Too late we learn a man must hold his
friend
Unjuilgcd, accepted, trusted to the end.
OMAIIA
NEB,
Factory, Caopar Mar
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