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X3e Publishing Company, being duly sworn,
aays that the actual number of full and
complete copies of "" i Dally, Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bv. printed during the
month of June, iph. was as iomowi.
r T 32,010
.- I., 31,900
' 1 1120
' If 31310
- i Total 854,160
ri Leas unsold copies 10,496
Net total sales 843,664
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WHE.1 OIT or TOWN,
abserlber leaving; the city tcm
porarlly ahoald hare The Be
mailed to them. Addreea will b
n- changed aa often aa reqnlred.
Alfred Belt's will strangely neglects
to establish any libraries.
Politicians at the state capltol are
deeply Immersed in a Brown study.
After all. the New Mexican earth
ilquake was only a free advertisement
t. of the Socorro Hot Springs.
Japan thinks the decision In the
Stoeasel case Is wrong, but It will not
bo permitted to intervene as friend of
Omaha has grappled successfully
with the pole nuisance and it must
eventually grapple with the smoke
Bl! fume nuisence.
. v It East St. Louis executes Its threat
to "put on the lid" Governor Folk's
popularity in St. Louis will encounter
a corresponding decline.
Although congress has been ad
journed for several weeks, the Con
gressional Record has been kept work
. lnj overtime to catch up. .
The next best thing to serving on the
board of trustees of a big life insurance
company must be serving on one of the
' policyholders' committees.
' The cry of "Mexico for Mexicans"
may shake President Diaz, but by
American analogy he may rest assured
that the shock Is ephemeral.
With Central American republics ac
cepting arbitration in place of mimic
warfare, commonplace utility has
again taken a fall out of romance.
While Secretary Root Is preaching
the gospel of fair trade and peace In
South America, Mr. Roosevelt seems
to be practicing it in Central America.
Sarah Bernhardt has beeu decorated
with the cross of the Legion of Honor.
After playing in circus tents In Texas,
I he It entitled also to a Carnegie hero
Senator LaPollette has Invaded the
state of Nebraska, but only in a mild
manner, oa the Chautauqua lecture
course and outside of the political
with .American canned meat abso
lutely barred from Oermany, the con-
test narrows down to a conflict between
the Teutonic stomach and the customs
In leaving a trust fund to aid In the
construction of railroads in Africa
a i m vti. a. .
Aiirea ueu nas opened a new avenue
for the millionaire who does not want
to die rich.
Oermany has Issued a stringent edict
against the Importation of American
canned beer, at the Instance of the
agrarians who want to dispose of their
When Purchasing Agent Fields comes
Into court the Mutunl Life Insurance
company should learn Just what it did
buy with the money ostensibly spent
Justice Marshall of Wisconsin may
have meant to do nothing wrong, bu
It Is hardly probable- that he will again
attempt to beat a life Insurance agent
out of bis commission.
. If the prediction made by the eml
aent Sioux City bugologist is verified
that we are to have an invasion of sev
nteen-year locusts and thirteen-year
locusts tn the middle of August, the
sprightly grasshopper will not be able
o repeat the song of tho '70s, "la This
Wheat Be and Bye."
NO DARK HORSE CANDIDA TE.
The rank and file of the republican
party of Nebraska Is not in a humor
this year to be trifled with. There is
an irrepressible determination all along
tho line to respond conscientiously to
the overwhelming popular sentiment In
favor of the nomination of a United
States senator In conformity with the
precedent established two years ago in
the nomination of Senator Elmer J.
Having placed Itself upon record In
favor of a constitutional amendment
providing for the election of United
States senators by the direct vote of
the people and In favor of the next
best method of nomination by direct
primary or state convention, th repub
lican party cannot recede without
creating revulsion that would prove
disastrous to its state and legislative
candidates In the Impending campaign.
The prime object of nominating
United States senators In state conven
tion Is to forestall the legislative dead
lock and eliminate the dark horse.
There will then be no sneaking under
the tent and no snap Judgment of a
caucus convened a few hours before
legislative adjournment The coming
convention will be expected and is in
duty bound to make Its choice from the
candidates who have entered the arena
and submitted their claims to popular
approval through the caucuses, pri
maries and county conventions.
Any scheme that contemplates the
repression and suppression of popular
sentiment by the selection of a candi
date who has not been endorsed by
his home county and at least a large
proportion of the party Is calculated
to chill party enthusiasm that Is so
essential to victory in a political cam
paign and would provoke popular dis
content and invite defeat at the polls.
THE PANAMA BOND 8 ALE.
The sale of $30,000,000 2 per cent
bonds at approximately 104, which has
Just been consummated by the Unlte'd
States treasury, could be matched by
the government of no other nation.
The best the finance ministers of Japan
and Russia have been able to do within
the year has been to float their 4 per
cent bond Issues at far below par, and
that with difficulty. And not even Ger
many, France nor Great Britain, which
next to us stand highest in national
credit, have been able to approach the
record Just made, which Is the more
Important since it is morally certain
that the whole $130,000,000 bond is
sue authorized on account of Panama
canal construction could be placed on
substantially as advantageous terms to
This notable achievement demon
strates not only the extraordinary
financial strength and resources of this
country, but also the eminent fitness of
the undertaking of its government to
complete the historic work of building
the interoceanlc canal. A simple cal
culation reveals the enormous advan
tage which such national credit con
fers, the saving in interest charges
alone amounting in the aggregate to
tens of millions of dollars, to say noth
ing of the importance of the absolute
certainty that the necessary funds will
be forthcoming when required. Noth
ing was more fatal to the success of the
French enterprise than uncertainty on
this point, emphasized by repeated
collapses of credit at critical Junctures.
What Is true regarding the use of
national credit for the great canal en
terprise, of course, holds also as to
any other need of the government. It
is fashionable in some quarters to ex
aggerate faults of our national finan
cial system, and faults there are. but
such a result as this, which Is by no
means exceptional in its operations, is
a vindication which cannot be gainsaid.
OCR FOREIGN TOURIST ACCOUNT
Coincident with the official statement
of a merchandise balance of over a half
billion dollars in favor of the United
States in Its foreign trade are impres
sive facts and estimates showing con
clusively how large a portion of this
balance Is countervailed by the one
item of expenses of American tourists
abroad. While a close approximation
of the total is not possible. It Is cer
tainly known to be immense. The ac
cepted estimate twenty years ago was
from $80,000,000 to $100,000,000
annually, and the aggregate has vastly
Increased in the meantime, certainly
keeping pace with the extraordinary
increase of wealth and the improve
ment In the means of transit and other
facilities for travel.
The steamship records, however, are
accurately kept, showing over 300,000
first and second cabin passengers dur
ing the year, and if we assume an
average expenditure of only $800,
which is far below most estimates and
less than one-half of some that have
been carefully made, the total would
be a quarter billion dollars, and would
absorb Just one-halt the enormous
favorable trade balance. It is plausibly
believed by competent authorities that
me aggregate this year will very
largely exceed this amount.
Vast as is the amount thus annually
spent abroad, it is a narrow view which
regards it as an unmitigated evil. No
doubt a considerable part of It is waste
and a mere senseless fashion, and thou
sands go abroad who gain no benefit
or would gain greater benefit to spend
the money, it they have it to spare, In
travel at home. But a multitude, not
confined to those of foreign birth or
near ancestry, have special reason for
visiting the eld countries. Aside from
Increasing business and social connec
tions, the educational influence along
innumerable lines Is very great and the
result is a genuine asaet.
In any event, whatever proportion
may be regarded as waste, the Ameri
can tourist spends his own money,
which It Is his privilege to spend fool
ishly or otherwise, at his option, at
home or abroad. But the total Is now
so ecormous, in theBe times of abound
ing prosperity of which it is indeed a
notable sign, as to become an Impor
tant economic and financial factor
which has to be seriously" taken Into
A STRUGGLE OVER TRUST FUNDS.
The struggle for control of two of the
"big three" New York life Insurance
companies, arising under the new laws
for their "pure mutualizatlon" and
placing them in the hands of policy
holders, raises some interesting and
suggestive questions entirely apart
from the purposes the law sought to
subserve. One of the most Important
Is as to the ulterior motives of the two
chief sides in the contention for
mastery, which are expending Immense
sums of money, notwithstanding they
equally profess to be Inspired by regard
for the policy holding interest In ap
pealing for proxies and support.
The war that is in progress involves
elaborate and expensive campaigns on
behalf of the two sets of candidates
proposed for directors in each of the
big life companies, having already cost,
It Is estimated, not less than a million
dollars, with the fight not half finished.
The copying of the official list of names
of over 1,800,000 policyholders re
quires the services of 400 clerks several
weeks for the use of the rival commit
tees, and it costs fully $50,000 for a
committee to get a single circular Jnto
the hands of the numerous policy
holders. Not a dollar for all this vast cam
paign expense has been raised In per
suance of any general levy upon the
policyholders or appeal to them for
contributions, but the Inference is
plausible that the whole amount has
been advanced by powerful interests
for the purpose of procuring control
of the enormous assets of the two com
panies. The power Involved in such a
vast aggregate, exceeding a total of
over a billion dollars, Is an almost Im
perial stake to be played for In the
world of high finance, and it was
abuses of precisely this power that re
cently so deeply stirred the public
mind. The present circumstances there
fore suggest afresh the peril which
Inheres In such masses of trust funds
under a necessarily centralized and re
mote management, and notwithstand
ing the specific reforms that have been
Inaugurated they raise the question
whether more than a beginning has
been made toward efficient safeguards
under public authority for the un
organized multitude of real owners In
interest, namely, the policyholders.
It may well be that experience in this
and like struggles for control over vast
aggregates of fiduciary wealth may
soon eventuate in putting In more
definite form the still greater question,
more than once suggested by President
Roosevelt, of limitation of the sheer
bulk of trusts which should be per
mitted to confront public authority.
UNIFORM FREIGHT TARIFFS.
The work on which the Interstate
Commerce commission is now engaged,
aiming to establish a simple and uni
form system of freight tariffs. Is of the
utmost importance and, if successful,
will go further than the general pub
lic dreams towards abolishing wrong
ful discriminations. For It is a fact,
demonstrated by recent official dis
closures, that an almost Infinite va
riety of the worst evasions of the law
prohibiting rebates and similar dis
criminations have been for years con
summated by manipulations of vague
tariffs. While the carrier companies
made show of compliance with the re
quirement that their tariffs should be
kept on file and available to the public
at all shipping stations, yet so loose
were tho provisions of the law that it
has been possible to make such com
plicated and cabalistic tariffs, with such
endless changes and special circulars,
that the general shipping public could
not ascertain the true effect, thus af
fording a cover under which the roads
conveniently perpetrated the very
abuses which It was the purpose of
the law to abolish.
The Illustration selected by Presi
dent Stickney of the Chicago Great
Western, being an actual case in which
the Standard Oil baffled competitors in
an extensive territory, Is only one
among Innumerable cases in which the
effect of rebates has been thus se
cured. "A railroad," he explains,
"will make a rate from Chicago to
East St. Louis. That rate, applying
entirely within the state, does not
come under the supervision of the In
terstate Commerce commission and Is
not known to the commission. Then
the railroad Issues a circular, only two
copies of which are printed, announc
ing that the rate from Whiting (Ind.)
to East St. Louis is tho same aa the
rate from Chicago to East St. Louis.
It sends one copy to the Standard Oil
company and files the other with the
commission. The Standard Oil com'
pany knows what Its rate from Chicago
is, but the commission has no way of
finding out the favored rate given
wholly within the state of Illinois."
This, however, is only one of the elm
plest forms of evasion which have been
so effectively practiced, but for the
prevention of all of which the new law
confers extensive powers on the com
The great desideratum Is a compul
sory system whereby the precise effect
of freight tariffs will be knowable by
the ordinary shipper, and the central
purpose of the commission, as it has
been stated by members, is jo secure
the simplest possible form. A simple
form wduld, Indeed, have been all the
time of incalculablevalue to the trans
portation companies themselves as well
as to the public, but for the fact that
In order to perpetuate discriminations
intricacy and mystery were indispens
able. But to make the result more ef-
fective the commission, is undertaking,
in addition, to render an understand
able tariff once filed more stable by re
quirements which will be so costly that
the roads cannot for light cause con
tinue the endless and sudden supple
mentary changes which have been at
once bo confusing to the public and so
convenient for manipulation.
EXAGGERATION OF GREAT FORTUNES.
The authoritative announcement made
since the death of Alfred Belt, long
famous as "The Diamond King," that
his fortune will not greatly exceed
$50,000,000, signally Illustrates the
popular habit of grossly exaggerating
the fortunes of rlch men. For years
he has been advertised rs one of the
half dozen richest men in the world,
and even as the very richest, his pos
sessions being estimated in widely cir
culated stories all the way from half a
billion to a billion dollars, and the
former being usually the lowest figure
that was tolerated. In his case dis
tance lent special enchantment, for, be
sides being a man who lived retired
from public gaze, the bulk of his for
tune was amassed 'in the early ad
venturous days of the exploitation of
the diamond and gold resources of the
Dark Continent, and his name was
closely associated with the romance
that surrounds the career of the late
Cecil Rhodes, reputed to have been also
an empire builder as well as a multi
millionaire captain of industry.
The very fascination of great wealth
perhaps may be the root from which
spring these fabulous exaggerations,
the dreams of which become more
plausible when embodied in some real
personage. But the fact remains, that
rarely do such stories survive the event
of death. The reduction of authentic
valuation to one-tenth or one-twentieth
of the rumored figure, as in the case
of the Beit millions, is not at all un
usual. A new departure is about to be in
augurated in Chicago, which shows
the trend of public sentiment In the
regulation of the liquor traffic. In
accordance with the provisions of an
ordinance recently passed by the Chi
cago city council, no more saloon li
censes will be Issued after July 31
until after the ratio of saloons to pop
ulation shall be as one to 500 per
sons. All licenses in effect at the end
of this month will be renewable to
the persons holding them or may be
transferred subject to the condition
that the person receiving the license
can meet the requirement of the orig
inal license. At the present time the
ratio of saloons to population -is one
to 250, and therefore Chicago will
have to double Its population before
any additional saloons will be licensed.
If the same principle were applied to
Omaha there would be no material
change in the number of saloons.
Omaha's ratio of liquor licenses to
population is one to 600 or there
abouts. The Chicago experiment will
be watched with considerable interest
It Is reported from Iowa City that
one of the professors of the University
of Iowa, incapacitated tor duty, has
been granted a temporary pension of
$1,500 a year for three years out of
tho Carnegie fund. This would Indi
cate that the bar against participation
by state universities is not to be strictly
enforced, although all the permanent
pensioners In the first list approved by
the trustees were from privately en
dowed universities. The recognition of
the claim of a University of Iowa pro
fessor for temporary relief at all events
establishes a precedent by which other
worthy claimants may expect consid
eration without discrimination on the
ground that the institution with which
they are associated is supported out of
President Ingalls of the Big Four
railroad is quoted as saying that Bryan
and Hearst are the likely candidates
for the presidential nomination. Presi
dent Ingalls evidently does not believe
the assertion of either of them that he
is not at present a candidate.
Colonel Bryr.n's Commoner has al
ready come to the conclusion that
"Stand by Roosevelt" is not a shib
boleth that will bear analysis. A
shibboleth "Stand by Bryan" would ap
peal much more strongly to the Com
With the killing of a town officer at
Shoshonl, following a similar tragedy
during the drawing at Rosebud, both
the result of attempts to suppress
gambling, Uncle Sam may have to de
clare a monopoly on games of chance.
The latest trouble in railroad cir
cles Is over the summer excursions to
Niagara Falls. The trouble is caused
by the Clover Leaf, which Is disput
ing the supremacy of the Maple Leaf
for the patronage of bridal tourists.
More than a 'million immigrants
entered our gates during the last fiscal
year. This is another proof of pros
perity. People do not abandon their
homes except to go where they expect
to better their conditions.
The War department has ordered
court-martial for an army captain who
criticised the action of General Wood
Luckily for a number of United States
senators, the War department has no
jurisdiction over them.
Statesments to Bradstreet'a and
Dun's commercial agencies show prom
ise of continued business activity and
reports from real business centers are
today better Indices of trade than Wall
By naming a new cabinet. President
Castro will probably show Venezuela
speculators that all resources of
Ingenuity for extracting cash from con
cessionaires have not been heretofore
Medical experts say that sufficient
time has elapsed to close this year's
list of Fourth of July fatalities. It
will soon be time, however, to open a
new book for next season's foot ball
In cautioning Great Britain to let
India develop without being subject to
imperial politics. Secretary Morley re
flects his opinion of certain ideas em
braced within the Chamberlain plan.
, Jarrlno; Knle for Oyster Bay.
Tt la very unkind for the republics of
Central America to think about going to
war Just at the time President Rooevrlt
was settling down to enjoy a quiet vaca
tion. Thin Smateka of Treason.
Aa If the competition of the summer sun
with the Anthracite trust were not suffi
cient, an Ingenious citizen of Pennsylvania
la said to have invented a cheap substitute
Hopeful glajns for Knockers.
New Tork Post.
Russian generals should wear numbers,
printed In big type, on tho medal areas of
their uniform to save themselves and the
nihilists from thi embarrassment of mis
taken Identification In the assassinations.
What a t hnnue Hna Comet
The attorney general of Wisconsin has
rendered an opinion that It Is no crime
to rldo on a pass. How short the time
seem since the only question of Interest
was how to get hold of one! The uplift
of ethical standards has been marvelous.
What Generates the Wrath.
Th distinguished gentleman from the
Leland Stanford university who declared
that Americans are madmen in their race
for riches was grievously in error. The
madmen are the ones who fall down In
the race or otherwise fall to collar the
Backfna; In nn Old Theory.
The news that perfect sanitation and
cleanliness are proving fatal to the West
Indian negroes employed on the Panama
canal, who have never been accustomed
to an abundance of fresh air and cleanly
living, will back up the theory of those
who have always maintained that "dirt la
An Admirable Course.
In showing deference to the government
of Mexico, In regard to the troubles be
tween the states of Central America, our
government has taken an admirable course.
President Dlas Is a strong ruler, and under
his administration Mexico's Interest In the
affairs of Central America is relatively
quite equal to our own. The suggestion
that the Mexican government Join with
that of the United States in promoting
peace must tend to check Jealousy of this
country In Mexico, where signs of such a
feeling have lately been manifested.
Insanity and Prosperity,
In view of the oft-repeated, discussions on
th questions whether Insanity Is more
prevalent than formerly, and. If so, what
are the causes for that condition, the state
ment made by Dr. Charles Q. Hill, physician
In charge at Mount Hope Retreat, In the
sixty-third annual report of that institu
tion, is interesting. Dr. Hill, In speaking
of the reasons for any possible Increase
gives, among other things, "the prosperity
of the pople." He says:
"If there la a marked increase of in
sanity at the present time I believe that
by a thorough research, consisting not only
of a survey of the mental symptoms but
an investigation with a microscope and
chemical retort of the tissues, fluids and
secretions of the body, it could be traced
in a great part to the prosperity of the
period the luxurious Indulgence, the dissi
pations, the departure from the old stand
ard of rectitude and the moral deterioration
made possible In all conditions of society
to a greater or lesser degree."
PERSONAL AKD OTHERWISE.
The French Lick treatment does not im
prove the temper of the owners.
A regular session of the French legisla
ture must make Senator Tillman sob against
the restraints of distance.
Ice trust inquisitions in various cities
yield considerable cool Information, but the
price continues business at the top notch.
The estates left by Senators Hoar and
Gorman were respectively f-20,000 and
$2,000,000. History's estimate will easily
reverse the coin measurement of their
The mayor and police commissioners of
San Francisco accuse each other of graft
ing. Since the shakeup of April 18 San
Franciscans have become great sticklers
Bourke Cockran's eloquence la not limited
to public functions. The announcement of
his engagement to Miss Ids goes to show
that he rounded a few warm periods under
the palms of the Philippines.
President Roosevelt tossed a few cocks
of hay the other day, Vice President Fair
banks "milked" for exercise, and a merry
"Maud" did a kicking stunt In Omaha. The
lid is off the summer season.
Cleveland authorities have decided to reg.
ulate bathing suits worn by the water
nymphs on the neighboring beaches. The
clinging robe is prohibited because Cleve
land beauty shines best lu parlor togs
Colonel James Hamilton Lewis of Chi
cago predicts there will be no lawyers
gtiO years hence. By that time the profes
sion will have acquired the earth and can
afford to toss their shingles over the ft-nee.
The order of a federal court In Boston
requiring Standard Oil Rogers to pay
1.600,000 to the receivers of the Bay State
da company enables Tommy Law son to
gild the atmosphere of the Hub with Jocund
Thirty-nine laundrymen In Cincinnati
have had the starch taken out of their
combine by Indictments, which point to a
$5,000 fine. It is all right to scoop in the
money, but the thought of forcibly cough
ing up produces a mangling sensation.
The bunch of bronae heads, twenty in
number, on the doors of Pennsylvania's
new capltol building, promise to become an
Issue in the state campaign. Insistent de
mands for their removal come from all
section of the state. Ex-Governor Stone
Insists that the effigy of his head must
com off, If he has to fll it off himself.
Judicial dignity, such as holds the bench
at Union City, Tenn., took a melancholy
tumble the other day. One of the exhibits
in a cnae on trial was a picture of the
fair plaintiff in tights. The court would
not b satisfied with a long range view
of the exhibit and leaned over the bench
for a critical inspection. Then the Infernal
chair lld from beneath the Judge, causing
an unseemly disturbance. The learned
court's opinion of th jilctur Is not avail
able fur print.
A SMALL AMOUNT DOWN
Is all it rqnirs to own a bantlful diamond or a hanrtsom gold watch.
Eltbr on Is an Investment worth While, sad on that you can wsll afford
to max, for It rqulrs bo larg outlay of cash. Toar hont Intention
and your promt to pay" th vain of th artlol selected In payments
of a dollar or two a wk will oar lmmdit delivery of anything yon
may slot. Blmpl. Isn't it? And practical, too. Large, np-to-dat stock
of watches, diamond and rich jewelry.
$2 A WEEK
Is all It takes to buy
this beautiful King
a pure white stone
In a 14-karat gold
A DOLLAR OR TWO
A WEEK WILL DO
SI. 50 A WEEK
- A wba rlM
f" make you the happy
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lObseHur u l i u i
Ring A 1 quality;
purchase price only
SECI LAR SHOTS AT THE Pl'LPIT.
Cleveland Leader: According to a Con
necticut preacher Adam was not the first
man. And we'd been boasting that we
had as good a descent as anybody! This
New York Tribune: Father Sherman, son
of General William T. Sherman, in a re
cent address at Cleveland, pronounced the
conditions aa regards coeducation in this
country "nothing short of ghastly." This
will be news to the millions of Americana
who remember with pleasure the country
school where boys and girls studied and
sometimes played together, if so minded.
Philadelphia Press: A priest near Pitts
burg whose ministrations were opposed by
members of his congregation, mostly for
eigners, was conducted to his church by a
company of police. Then his congregation
refused to enter the church and he held
services to empty pews. His congregation
threaten to murder him when they get the
chance and he is constantly under guard.
This condition has its parallel in the lines
of the English poet:
The fairest soil that man ever trod.
Where they kill each other for the love of
Boston Herald: An Illinois parson be
lieves in the efficacy of speed rather than
prayer. He advocates the madness of it
and says the world doesn't go half fast
enough for him and that too many preach
ers think they are still in the middle ages,
while the fact is Providence has sent the
means of doing more in one year than our
grandfathers could accomplish in ten. ' All
of which may be quite true. Yet grand
father was a much happier man and more
agreeable to his fellow creatures for not
being in such a hurry. With rapid living
comes discontent, restlessness, that is very
upsetting to unfortunates who must stick
to their last and thereby accomplish a cer
tain amount of labor in order to live at all.
Portland Oregonlan: The Ministerial as
sociation of Dubuque, la., has declared
war on the "peek-a-boo" waist. Each
member has pledged himself at an early
date to preach a sermon on "Slaves of
Fashion," in which this article of female ap
parel is to be exposed and mercilessly de
nounced. From all that can be gathered
on the subject, only moralists and women
know much about the "peek-a-boo" waist.
The average man could not tell that par
ticular brand from any other kind until
the difference had been pointed out, and
then he would have to be told why it 1
Immoral before he could realise its hldeoua
immorality. But a whole lot of things are
going on under the very eyes of the aver
age man to which he is blind, and now that
congress had adjourned and the silly season
Is on, perhaps the "peek-a-boo" waist may
as well claim his thought as any other re
form. Pl'TTIXQ IT OX ROOSEVELT.
President Held Responsible for School
More or less interested discussion has
taken place here among ourselves of the
problem of the marrying teacher, but In
the west, and more especially in states like
Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, the
matter has become one of urgent concern
to the public school authorities. In those
three states alone a shortage of 1,0J
teachers will have taken place when school
oralis at the end of the vacation season.
In Nebraska the school teachers are re
ported aa getting married at a rate un
known In the last three decades, and there
is a demand already for 100 teachers, with
the want list growing. In Iowa the total
shortage for the stale ia placed at 400
President Roosevelt, who Is praised and
blamed for so many things. Is held largely
accountable for' the condlton described. It
is said that his gospel on anti-race sui
cide, and of the large family as a patri
otic distinction, with the glorification of
motherhood to an extent hitherto un
known, has obtained eager acceptance
among the people ,f the wrBtl wltn whom
he has been so potent a prophet.
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The forethought that sows is the faith
To be genuine is a long step towards be
Nobody talks much about the back doors
on Easy street.
The rewards of faith are not given for the
service of fear.
He Is false to his God who fears to be
true to himself.
The dogmatic man's bark comes out of a
You will never find the kingdom by look
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Take care of your character and your
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There are few things more misleading
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The man who calls himself a vile worm
usually is crawling after the dust.
No man ever did anything; herolo so long
as he had one eye fixed on his halo.
It's never hard to read the spiritual sig
nificance of other people's sorrows.
The man who has a bed of roses usually
sits up nights picking out th thorns.
It's always the little man who feels that
he is called to audit the books' of the uni
verse. Those who talk most about this being a
sad world are doing roost to bursa Its
If the church will take care of her man
liness, her master will take care of her di
vinity. Many a man thinks that he Is sure of
front seat In heaven because he Is going
there on a half fare tloket.-ChJcago Trib
une. DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES.
Tesa Mr. Mugley has actually asked
Miss Passay if he might call upon her.
Jess You don't say? I'll bet she's got
her bridesmaid picked - out already. Chi
"How's your wlfeT" '
"She's having constant trouble with her
"Can't the doctor help herT"
"No nobody but the milliner." Cleve
"BHnn aays he had to ask his wife thre
times before she consented to marry him."
"And yet some people claim that per
sistence is a virtue." Cleveland Plain
Mr. Nagget Mary, I want you to take
a month' vacation at some seashore re
sort. I'll manage to keep "bachelor's
hall" here for awhile.
Mrs. Nagget Really, I dont need a
Mr. Nagget Perhaps not, but I do,
"Yes," said tho wise bachelor, "woman's
just a creature of Impulse.' When ah
will she will and that's all there 1 about
"That may be true," replied the young
man who had hoped to he married, "but
sometimes she merely says she wllL"
The Wise Son O, paw! I think Helen's
young man must be getting along toward
the point where he's about to ask you
His Father Pshaw! I don't beller he
has the gumption to even hint that h
The Wise Son Well. I noticed this
morning that one of the hammock books
Is pulled out. Judge.
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Th hawks fell twanging from th sky,
The west unrolled a feathery wind.
And the night fell suddenly.
The storm leaped roaring from Its lair.
Like tho shadow of doom.
The poniard lightning searched the air,
The thunder ripped the shattered gloom.
The rain came down with a roar Ilk fire.
Full-voiced and clamorou and deep.
The weary world had lta heart's desira,
And fell asleep.
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