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TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: AUGUST 26, 1906,
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E. ROSEWATER. EDITOR.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglaa County, a:
C. C. Rosewater, general manager of
Tha Bee Publlahlng company, being duly
aworn, aaya that tha actual number of
full and complete coplei of The Daily
Horning. Evening and Sunday Bee printed
during the month of July. 10. waa a
0,140 . IT... Y,W0
81,710 18 31,ta0
38.536 19 81.880
38,900 20. 81,660
38,800 1 38,480
1,980 SI 30,500
8,880 11 31,750
1,880 Si 31,830
31,560 S 31,570
Leas unsold cople 10,863
Net total salea 878,984
Daily average 31,515
' C. C. ROSEWATER,
' General Manager.
Subscribed In my preaence and aworn
to before ma thla Slat day of July. 1906.
(Seal.) M. B. HUNOATE.
. Notary Public.
' WHEH OCT OF TOWH.
Babacrlbers leavtnsr the city tern,
porarlly shoald bar Tha Be
availed to them. Address will ha
ohaaged aa often aa reqaeated.
When Bryan comes marching home,
the fatted calf will be slaughtered.
Cuba has the satisfaction of know
ing that Its present trouble gives It a
chance to prove Its right to Independ
Having "hung" Itself the lynchers'
Jury in Missouri will have the analogy
with the victims made . complete by
being severely "roasted." '
Having faced a bomb Premier Stoly
pln will probably be recognized by the
most bitter reactionary as a member
of the Russian ruling class.
, Valparaiso's real opportunity- Is In
showing how, with a handicap of sev
eral months. It can win the race with
San Francisco In building a new 'city.
The statement that Russia does not
need a foreign loan comes In time to
reassure those Investors who expected
a raid upon the strong boxes of the
Laborers attracted by low rates
to the Pacific coast should take
the precaution of learning what the
return fare will be when the busy sea
son is over.
In considering the activity of Secre
tary Root In Sonth America It should
be remembered that it is winter south
of the line and one has to work to
The sale of a seat on the New York
stock exchange for $93,000 is evidence
that the crop of spring lambs looks
large and enticing to the professional
traders on Wall street.
Commercial travelers who complain
oc the pernicious activity of politicians
la the reception of Colonel Bryan
should remember that It is a wise bird
who first reaches the plowman.
The report that President Palma Is
virtually a prisoner should cause the
csar to rejoice In that there is no great
difference between some republics and
bis own autocracy when revolution
Walter Wellwun has discovered do
feota In bis airship. He is lucky to have
found them before he Quit the earth
and he has the satisfaction of knownlg
that the Advertising has so far been
worth .the money. .
The 8uggestton of a Sioux City nauer
that Mr. Bryan, apply to Shallenberger
the. rule be attempted to enforce on
Roger Sullivan of Illinois again calls
atteutlon to the fact that circum
stances alter cases.
A leading club woman at Lincol
has been appointed a special police
officer to exercise authority over nea
pie who mistreat dumb animals. The
Woman's club will now get into action
literally as well as figuratively. .
While there Is eo much agitation
about the abolition of free passes on
railroads, It might not be out of place
also to agitate for the abolition of free
passes on street railways, free tele
phones and, free gas to officials and
people with Infloo-ence In the city hall
and court house.
The admission that a land officii In
spector accepted a bribe may indicate
a determination on the part of the In
terior department no longer to accept
as true every report which may be
submitted to It by Inspectors. This
would be a 'valuable tip also to the
commissioner pf Indian affairs If It
should attract his attention
ABOLITION or TUB LORBT.
Tha democratic platform demand that
the corrupt and corrupting profaaalonaJ
lobby be abolished, and the republican
platform ha not a word to say against tha
The abolition of the corrupt and cor-.
ruptlng professional lobby cannot be
accomplished by platform platitudes
any more than It was abolished by
Governor Mickey's grandstand pro
nanciamento against the lobby when
he came Into office. There are other
and more practical ways, and one of
these la the searchlight of the press
and a rogues' gallery In the state
house modeled after the Bertillon
system that now obtains In all police
Another and more effective system
still Is to make association with pro
fessional lobbyists as disreputable aa
association with prostitutes. When
ever It becomes odious and dis
reputable for a state officer or member
of the legislature to be seen at any
time In the company of a professional
corporation capper, the occupation of
the professional lobbyist will be gone,
and the way to make the corporation
lobby odious Is to expose it and de
nounce it and keep denouncing it, and
to keep the rogues' gallery before the
This method of treatment should ap
ply not merely to the professional lob
byist, but also to the still more danger
ous walking gentlemen who fraternize
with legislators as representatives of
the substantial interests and better
elements and are always lavish and
generous with courtesies of every de
scription, while Insidiously corrupting
men who otherwise would be traveling
the straight road. This class of public-spirited
citizens, who contribute lib
erally to benevolent, religious and edu
cational institutions, and, like Rocke
feller, teach a Sunday school class oc
casionally, have proved the most dan
gerous of lobbyists. The only way to
make that class of lobbyists harmless
would be a grand Jury drawn from all
parts of the state, to sit at the state
capitol during the session of the legis
lature, backed by law officials and an
executive nerved up to send to the
penitentiary every man who tampers
with law makers, public officials or a
POST!, 8AY1NQ3 BANKS FOB SAFETY.
A vigorous campaign for the estab
lishment of postal savings banks prom
ises to be one of the salutary out
growths of the recent disastrous bank
failure in Chicago. In this case 'the
recreant officers not only wrecked their
banking Institution, but produced An
its wake an appalling train of misery,
business failure and suicide. As email
Incidents sometimes lead to great
events, bo here a society of Turners,
whose members suffered severely by
the collapse, is to be the initiating force
to enlist, first, every member of their
national organization, who In turn is
to become an active factor in the prop
agation of the movement. It is de
clared that every candidate for con
gress throughout the country will be
required to state his position on postal
savings banks and all political parties
requested to assist in bringing on thla
much desired reform.
The great and overpowering argu
ment in favor of postal savings banks
is the necessity of absolute safety for
the accumulations of thrift. This the
government would Insure in a degree
which no private or corporate banking
establishment could do, and however
small the rate of Interest paid and
however low the limit of deposits ac
cepted the Incentive to the poor to
save would be powerfully stimulated
as compared with the present banking
system in which the prospective profit
to the owners Is the determining con
slderation in all relations to the
That the drift of public sentiment
toward postal savings banks has been
noticeably quickened during the last
few years 1b plainly apparent on all
sides. Proposed bills for postal sav
ings banks now receive respectful at
tention from congress where not long
ago they were pigeon-holed without
ceremony. The agitation may have to
be kept up for awhile longer, but the
goal is sure to be achieved, when the
influences which are now being
aroused focalize on the one point
that safety for the people's savings la
necessary for the safety of the govern
VNTTORM INSURANCE LEGISLATION.
Some of the features of a uniform
code for the regulation of life insur
ance which the St. Paul meeting of the
insurance commissioners and attorney
generals of a number of states have
agreed upon are admirable and should
receive the endorsement of all the
state legislatures. Public sentiment
universally favors the absolute pro
hibition of Insurance company con
trlbutlons In any form for political
purposes, which Is one of the strongly
drawn provisions of the bill. It also
will endorse stringent restrictions on
compensation of insurance officers and
agents, and compulsory testimony as
to their knowledge of all violations of
law, although, of course, the giving of
such testimony would exempt them
But these and many other admirable
provisions, while they ought to be en
acted into law by every state, can only
be recommended to the several legis
latures. It has been demonstrated to
be almost Impossible to secure uni
formity br state action on insurance
or any similar subject of Interstate
business, and even if uniform legisla
tion were attainable the equally vital
question of uniformity of enforcement
would still remain. The more the
subject Is considered, therefore, the
stronger Is the tendency among candid
and thoughtful observers to accept the
conclusion reached by the Insurance
committee of the American Bar asso
ciation, that effective remedy can be
found only In national legislation,
which would secufe both uniform regu
lation and uniform enforcement.
the kino or cBors.
The tremendous corn crop now
standing In the fields has one more
enemy to escape, namely, frost, but
every day of hot weather advances It
rapidly on the road to safety. The
'million-dollar rain" that Is bo re
freshing is always welcome, but the
exasperating August heat Is not less
valuable and Indispensable to the king
of American crops, especially in a year
like this when the planting season
quite generally was late. Throughout
most of the corn belt, as the reports
agree, the ground was well stored with
moisture by. the second week In Au
gust, and every day of uncomfortable
temperature stnee, although nowhere
In the form of damaging hot winds,
has added mightily to the prospect of
the corn yield.
Nothing remains to make doubly
sure the assurance of the record corn
crop In the hUtory of farming but
the continuance for a short period of
the favorable conditions of the last
week or ten days. An abundant yield
of the whole circle of small grains of
the finest quality, except oats, which is
far from a failure, is already a cer
PROSFERrrr and extravagance.
The statement made before the Ohio
bankers' convention that $400,000,000
has been spent for automobiles the
last three or four years contains a
striking illustration of the . extrava
gance which flush times produce and
which by sinking capital impairs abil
ity to meet the enlarging circle of ob
ligations. For the most part that vast
aggregate cannot be regarded as capi
tal, not being capable of reproducing
wealth, and like an almost endless list
of other Items of increasing common
expenditures, is practically as effectual
a subtraction from capital resources as
If an equivalent value had been de
stroyed by fire.
It is indeed no time for pessimistic
forecast, for the foundations of indus
trial prosperity never seemed more
firm, but It is opportune to warn
against the tendency to reckless out
lays which that very condition has
never failed to produce, and which is
clearly manifesting Itself now. In
every nook and corner of the com
munity the present improvident spend
ing on a scale would ultimately cause
trouble unless checked within bounds
of prudence as the only guarantee of
enhancing and prolonging the good
fortune both of Individuals and of the
It Is, of course, neither desirable nor
necessary that anything approaching
the degree of self-denial which finan
cial depression makes compulsory
should be set up as the standard in a
time of abounding galnfulness like the
present. But rational and provident
self restraint Is none the less a duty in
prosperous as in adverse times. Un
restrained individual gratifications will
Inevitably absorb the store of reserve
sources against the day, be it sooner
or later, when crop shortage or other
misfortune causes industrial opportun
ity to shrink.
It la a singular circumstance that
severe and prolonged industrial de
pression should be the time when the
average man by extreme sacrifices
saves a surplus to spend lavishly In
good times, whereas by moderation in
prosperity he might more easily secure
himself against the extreme pressure
of hard times. And there la no doubt
that we have reached a point when
the lesson of this paradox should be
tfES TERJf RAILROAD GROW Tit.
A change in western railroad policy
Is already far advanced, meaning de
tailed occupation of vast regions
through which lines are already being
constructed or are projected. The last
five years have been notable for the
Immense sums expended by the strong
western companies In all kinds of bet
terments, lowering grades, straighten
ing curves, heavier rails, new rolling
stock, etc., and although higher divl
dends have been paid the surplus earn
ings have been such as for the most
part to provide the necessary funds.
This policy has Indeed been forced
upon the roads "by the prodigious de
velopment of the west, In. which every
section, mineral as well as agricul
tural, has had a share, producing alto
gether a trafflo which the facilities
of a few years ago could not trans
port at all. and which to be carried
economically required vast enlarge
ment. Maintaining the old level of
rates and In many respects actually
raising them, the roads on tha In
crease volume of tonnage have thus
put themselves in position to take
enormous profits, with prospective in
crease as long as either rates are main
tained or volume of business swells.
Tne immeasurable expansion of the
newer west has rendered this great
progress In transportation betterments
on the old lines merely the precursor
of what Mr. Harriman within a year
called "an era of competitive construc
tion", upon which be declared the
country was just entering. The ca
pacity thus secured and the contempo
rary Increase of surplus earnings in
fallibly call for branch lines and ex
tensions Into unserved territory or In
vading the territory of rival lines. Ir
rigation, mineral development and the
Immense transfer of population are all
opening outlooks which Irresistibly
tempt railroad expansion.
The old agreements which twenty
years ago checked western construc
tion are accordingly nullified In every
direction, and 'construction Is today
going on limited practically only by
the supply of labor and materials, and
upon flZZ which nothing but some
great unexpected financial revulsion
can Interrupt for years. Indeed, the
completion of extensive betterments on
the principal western roads will tend
to put In their hands tar greater re
sources for new construction the next
few years, while the growth of the
oountry under existing and prospec
tive prosperous conditions crowds
closely upon every new facility that
JOllB L. KENNEDY.
The renomlnatlon of Congressman
John L. Kennedy as thecandldate of
the republicans of the FJrst) Nebraaka
district was a foregone conclusion. It
Is unwritten party law, observed with
few exceptions, that a representative
In congress who has given reasonable
satisfaction be accorded a second term
nomination by his constituents, . and
this accounts for the fact that no com
petitor among the republicans entered
the race In this district.
For a first term member Mr. Ken
nedy has made a good record and
proved himself a useful representative
for his people. While he was not ex
pected to link his name with any
epoch-marking legislation, he managed
to make himself heard and felt on
several Important matters, and voted
right on all the crucial measures that
made up what is known as the presi
dent's legislative program.
If the contest In this congressional
district is to turn on the question of
standing by Roosevelt, Mr. Kennedy's
record of loyalty to the Rooseveltlan
principles should insure his return to
Washington by an Increased majority.
While making comparisons of the
platforms, our democratic contem
porary seems to have been oblivious
of the fact that the republican plat
form calls for a revision of the revenue
laws that will compel the railroads to
pay municipal taxes in the same pro
portion to value as all other classes of
property. That plank is of more vital
moment to the citizens of Omaha, Lin
coln, Plattsmouth, North Platte, Mc
Cook and, In fact, every city and town
fn the state, than all the catchy plat
form platitudes that have been in
serted In the democratic platform for
The life Insurance commissioners
have projected some excellent legisla
tion, with a view to increasing the divi
dends of policy holders In the standard
companies, but they have not yet sug
gested a feasible law that will compel
life Insurance companies to reduce
their charges to a standard that will
do away with all dividends and save
the policy holders from paying an ex
cessive charge into the treasury first
and then taking their chances of get
ting back the excess.
The very latest grandstand perform
ance in which Governor Mickey will
appear aa the star actor is the trial of
the South Omaha Police commission
on charges of stuffing cotton in their
ears and wearing blinders on the Sab
bath day while the dram shopB were
trying to keep pace with Omaha, In
order . to retain their week-day cus
tomers. The offense Is rank and smells
to heaven as much as the South Omaha
packing house fumes. But there are
The private secretary of Senator Mil
lard declares that "Edward Rose-
water's ambition to be senator cost
Omaha the senatorahlp." The ques
tion is, Has Nebraska had a senator
for the last five years? Did the people
of Nebraska ever recognize Millard as
tbeir senator? How can Omaha lose
anything that it never had?
General Greely has made himself
odious with the warriors who wear
double stars on their shoulders. His
declaration that there are altogether
too many generals on Uncle Sam's pay
roll for the size of the army forolbly
recalls the brigade commanded by
Artemus Ward, in which every man
was a general.
If all the political conventions were
as peaceful and harmonious aa that
which has handed Congressman Ken
nedy a certificate of renomlnatlon
without opposition the excitement of
politics would be "aa iridescent
The resolution of Ohio railroads to
giant no reduced rates to state conven
tion delegates now that the 2-cent
fare law has become effective may be
the railroads' way of "playing even,"
but it Is Just what the ordinary citizen
President PulHam expresses surprise
over the remarks of one of the man
agers of a ball team In the National
league. He has evidently not heard
the opinion of President O'Neill of the
Western league on the same subject.
The statement that the foot ball
rules have been so amended that its
friends will not know the game can
be accepted for what It Is worth until
the casualty list is published, but after
that the facta will be established.
When James J. Hill and Sir William
Van Home engage in a fight for terrt
tory for their railway lines, re
spectively, there may be some cause
for making railway legislation subject
of treaty as well as of statute.
It Is announced with due solemnity
by the Associated Press that Paul Mor,
ton had an amicable conference with
William Jennings Bryan before he left
Europe, shades of J. Sterling Morton!
What a spectacle!
Voders Toola Icaored.
Tha Cuban, it appear, have yet to
learn that, when they are dissatisfied with
elections and appointment, tha mora eul
twred way la ta ua the hammer Instead
of the dagger.
NEBRASKA SENATORIAL COKTK8T.
Sill I at the Old Staad.
Edward Roaewater waa defeated on Wed
nesday In tha Nebraaka atate convention
In hie ambition to ba United States senator.
Of tha fire candidate Attorney General
Norrla Brown was chosen.
In the middle wast the Nebraaka senator
ahlp contest has been of general Interest
nd particularly because It concerned Mr.
Rosewater, who, aa editor af tha Omaha
Bee, has been a stanch republican alt his
Ufa. In fact, Mr. Rosewater was a re
publican In Nebraaka when a republican
waa somewhat unpopular owing t the
temporary populist hysteria.
But Editor Rosewater refused to ba
frightened either by whiskers or warm air,
and tha fact that tha peerless leader of
tha opposition party, who was domiciled
within the' state, carried Nebraaka for a
time out of tha republican column worried
him not at alt.
For Editor Rosewater la a fighter. Any-
body In Omaha will tell you this even If
you are only stopping over between trains.
Ha has seethed with tha caldron for over
twenty years. There have been time when
he has been ebscured by tha steam, but ha
has emerged dripping, It Is true, but ready
to stir ttunit up again. It has been found
utterly impossible to boll all tha aap out
of Roaewater of Omaha. If there I any
other man In tha weat who has kept things
hotter for a longer time than Mr. Rose-
water his fame has not reached Chicago.
That tha Omaha editor cornea out second
best In his contest for tha United States
tenatorthtp In Nebraska this time does not
mean that he I finally defeated. He will
undoubtedly support Mr." Brown. But there
will ba other times and other days. Mr.
Rosewater will rise again. The Bea ha
uot lost Its sting nor has It quit business.
Therefore, whll Mr. Brown Is to be con
gratulated, Mr. Roaewater la not to be
Bom Boeeeaa la Defeat.
Bloux City Tribune.
The greatest factor in the contest agalnat
railway domination and In the victory won
yesterday I Bdward Rosewater, who was
defeated by Brown. Rosewater carried on
his fight In the years gone by when a
how of Independence waa the gravest
treason. Ha stood alone among leader as
the advocate of reform and kept alive tha
ember of popular protest which have now
been fanned Into flames by a combination
of circumstances and the energy of younger'
men. Fearless, he never hesitated to at
tack political corruption. But hi great
Service la behalf of the public aroused
lingering bitterness In the hearts of dis
honest bosses which has so permeated the
republican organisation that hla senatorial
ambition 'was thwarted. With the emanci
pation of the rank and file through a
direct primary fully consummated, he might
have been the choice Instead of Brown, such
Is the popular recognition of his great
service to tha public. It Is the irony of
politics that makes him the victim of hla
seal In the cause which he finally helps
lis haa failed of the senate but hla will
ba the. great name of Nebraska republi
canism In the .years . to .come..
Ha stlil lives, and If Brown does what
u expected 6f him he will accomplish It
with the aid and assistance of Edward
The Post of Honor.
Without undertaking to question tha
Judgment of tha Nebraska republicans we
must confess to some disappointment at
their failure to name Editor Rosewater
for tha United State senate.
He was far and away tha most active and
aggressive personality n tha field. Per
haps It waa the very fact that contributed
to his defeat." Mr. Roaewater haa made
a good many enemies and they art all
enemies to be proud of.
Thla la a erretrmetance which may well
solace hi disappointment. If he feels any,
which w doubt. There are some attrac
tolas In political office, but there la, after
all, no office within the gift of
the people of Nebraska that is more
honorable, dignified and Influential than
the position of editor of the Omaha Bee.
Tha post of honor la often tha private
station and It Is so in the current Instance.
Editor Rosewater will continue in the
future aa ba haa in tha past to show up
fakes, frauds and rascals throughout tha
state of Nebraska, and with this certainty
in mind it will be surprising if some people
who opposed1 him do not find themslves
wishing that he had gone to the aenate
Instead of staying at home.
Corporations tha Ran.
Kansas City Ftar.
Yesterday's defeat of Edward Roaewater
of Omaha for United States senator and
of Clark Howell of Atlanta far governor
of Georgia serve as reminders that It. la
mighty hard for a good editor to be elected
to office. The most significant detail of
the day's convention is the Ignominious
defeat of Senator Millard, who waa named
by railroad influences five years ago and
waa a candidate of tha aam agencies In
thla contest. Ha was not even aecond In
the race. The corporation, In both the
senatorial and gubernatorial fight, scat
tered their forces in an effort to make a
strong Held against the peoplo'a candidates.
But tha strategy did not work. The people
won. Nebraaka republicans have dona
what Kaaaas republicans should have dona,
and what Kansas democrats did do.
Navigation of lb Missouri,
Bt. LoUtS- Republic.
The recent report of Colonel J. B, Qulnn,
engineer In charge of Missouri river work,
ought greatly to strengthen the hands of
Congressman Shaxkleford and other advo
cate of more liberal appropriations tor
betterment of navigation in that stream.
Work already done prove that ths river
can b kept safely navigable throughout
the t,2S7 miles of Its length from the Great
falls to the Mississippi. But Colonel
Qulnn's report Is only scientific confirma
tion of fact already known. That the
Mlssoyri river wa navigated by steam
boats throughout this distance for many
years I tha best proof that It can be kept
navigable by pulling out the snags aa fast
aa they lodge in the Bed of tha atream.
Flatterers Ont of Favor.
New Tork Mall.
Demo Is a pretty reasonable chap after
all and his admiration for fighting cour
age la wellntgh extravagant. His Instinct
lead him to despise tha small men who
cater to hi whim, dance when he pipe
and tremble at his vary katsenjammere.
The gospel of honest dissent Is going to be
more popular In this country than ever be
fore. Hitherto the steam roller has heen
reserved for the men of Independent cour
age. It look as If for a while the voter
were going to run It back and forth over
men who are willing to "altar their oon
vlctlon to Suit."
A Trathfal Jollier.
New York Sua.
Secretary Root's tribute to the "laeom
parable beauty" of tha women of Argentina
who pelted hla train with flower waa not
the language of diplomacy or of gallantry.
Travelers agree that the composite fem
inine typo ol AiiXVa Is irresistible.
Bar Heated y for Bank Wrecking-.
Ths Chinese banking law, that when a
bank fails the head of the officials shall
bo cut off and deposited with the assets,
has worked well
DIAMONDS PAY DIVIDENDS
YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD
Diamond buying Is gilt edge Investing. The supply Is slowly de
mlnlshlng, prices are raising and a perfect stone Is always resaleable at
a premium My gems are beautifully cut, pure of color and hand
somely mounted; no better gift could possibly be selected, buy one now
of me and pay in small amounts. ,
A DOLLAR OR TWO
I 1.50 This Watch S14 1.00
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8ECIXAR SHOTS AT TUB PILPIT.
Kansas City Times: John V. Rockefeller
will bear all the expenses of a Kentucky
revival meeting. Thus salvation and
tainted money are to have It out at last.
Philadelphia tndger: Father Vaughn
tells. Emgllsh society that Its members en
gaged In picking pleasure would better
pick oakum. Perhaps some of them will
Philadelphia Press: A burglar was mean
enough to rob a clergyman's house in
Tork. The name of the latter waa Rev.
Mr. Apple. That burglar must have been
Washington Post: According to a Chi
cago minister, roller skating comprise all
the evil there I In life. That let out the
bank officials In hla congregation who are
quietly getting away with everything that
Isn't nailed down.
Baltimore American: An ingenious min
ister in a New Tork town haa arranged
for a phonograph to deliver sermons from
hl pulpit while ho taltes a vacation. This
arrangement also suits the congregation, as
in caae the sermon la too long for hot
weather attention the phonograph can,
unlike the minister, be taken down.
Chicago Chronicle: Another preacher, In
Cincinnati this time, says he will not
voluntarily leave a church organisation
whose doctrinal essentials he absolutely
repudiates. "I don't believe your creed,"
he says in effect, "but If you want to get
me out you will have to kick me out, and
I shall fight aa hard as I can." What
strange inconsistency; what singular
mental strabismus! Why ahould a man
desire to make hla religious home among
people whose faith he repudiates?
Edinburgh Review: This year, perhaps
for the first time since Queen Elisabeth's
day, a service was read In Irish at St.
Patrick's cathedral In Dublin. Ten years
ago any man who had predicted such a
thing would have been counted a lunatic;
today many will resent it. Tet none the
less It is a sign of a growing feeling that
the Church of Ireland, If It Is to Justify
Its title, cannot ahut Itself off fqnm the
national life, and the common heritage of
a much-neglected language and literature
haa given scope in more ways than this for
the meeting of ancient opposltes.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Fortunately nature haa so adjusted mat
ters that the Ice trust will lose Its grip
in a few weeks. i
Former President Aleiander of the Equi
table Life haa recovered his health and
Is able to ruminate on the folly of rocking
Chicago's board of review has taken an
extra million of Pullman velvet and nailed
It to the city's tax roll. This make a
total of $8,500,000 In personal property,
from which Chicago will extract a neat
After long deliberation and solemn think
ing a New Tork court holds that It la not
lawful to ahoot an iceman. It waa a hard
struggle, but duty triumphed over Inclina
Tho way in which the New Tork syndi
cate of widows extracted the coin from
ancient greybeards matrimonially In
clined tenda pathetic frtgrance to the old
saw, "A fool at forty," etc
Truly the lot of the fat policeman li
not happy on. Chicago's corpulent bunch
must train down to I'M pounds to be
eligible foV a mount. Imagine a police
man letting go ao much of a good thing.
' The appetite for pie, as an American
institution, deserve respectful considera
tion when It provokes a widespread dem
ocratic "holler" two and a half years be
fore It Is possible to start the bakery.
So rare Is the custom of officials doing
their duties faithfully and Impartially that
Chicago doff it hat to a pair. One I
raiding seller of Impure food; the other
enforce the building law. Nowaday of
ficials achieve eminence by simply doing
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A WEEK WILL DO
IGRMOIS BOILED DOWN.
A Uttle duty cures a lot of doubt.
The truth thaf does not liberate vou en.
Who gives a little help finds a large piece
The best protest against dirt Is that which
la made with a broom.
' J ' 1 n i j . i v 1 1 1 niijtiv-ljr, iut nut
Bearing the cross should not give you a
A narrow man la the one who most eaalty
la twisted crooked.
The piety that pulls down your face was
prepared In the pit.
The wise always are willing to be called
fools, but never anxloua to hasten the
The church that doea not Invest In hu
manity haa no dividends awaiting It In
There la more spirituality In a little song
than In a week's sighing.
Every time you try to encourage another
vou learn a little more of tha lanauaaa of
It takes more than a sisterly way to make
a saint of a man.
It's a profitless task trying to lay up other
people'a treasures In heaven.
He who seeks out the suffering never
needs to worry aa to whether he la walk-.
Ins with the Savior. Chlcaro Tribune.
Mother How often have I told you not
cu amrw mat young man 10 Kru your
a . mif.., ma, nui uoi iiniy
not aa often as ha has kissed me. Balti
"When , you have a quarrel--with- your t
husband, do you threaten to ko home to
' v i inucrU) nun, (uifu wuum Jltbl UU '
I threaten to have mother cvme here,"
"But," persisted the rejected suitor,
"don't you think It's possible for you to
grow moxe fond of me In time?"
"Well," replied the heartless girl, "they
do say 'absence makes tha heart grow
fonder.' "Philadelphia Press.
Oldrox Tes, I'll admit that rm anxious
ta get my daughter off my hands.
Stonebroke Then why don't you let her
Oldrox It wouldn't work. Indianapolis
, Miss Jenks Have you really broken oft
your engagement to hlmY
Mis Fly tie Oh. yes. I Just had to. Ha
was getting too sentimental U'gan to talk
to me about matrimony. Philadelphia
"We have come," aald Mr. dayman, en
tering tha employment agency with hla
wife, "to eecure a cook."
"Plain or fancy?" asked the agent.
"Plain." put In Mrs. dayman, promptly;
"the plainest or.e you have." Philadelphia
"When did you first become acquainted
with your husband?" '
"The first time I asked him for money
after we were married." Buffalo Express.
New England Magaslne.
The God of the great endeavor gave me a
torch to bear;
I lifted It high above me In the dark and
And straightway, with loud hosannas, the
crowd acclaimed Its light,
And followed me aa I carried my torch
through the starleea night;
Till mad with the people's praise and
drunken with vanity
I forgot 'twas the torch that drew them and
fancied they followed me.
But slowly my arm grew weary upholding
the shining load
And my tired feet went stumbling over tho
And I fell with the torch beneath me. In a
moment the flame was outf
Then, lol from the throng a strpUng
sprang forth with a mighty shout,
Caught up the torch aa it smoldered and
lifted it high sgaln.
Till, fanned by the winds of heaven, It
fired the souls of men!
And as I lay in darkness the feet of the
Passed over and far beyond me, Its peans
While I learned, in the deepening shadows,
this glorious verity!
"Tls the torch that the people follow, Who
ever the bearer be I
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