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This is the week for the law-makers
at Lincoln to record their votes for
United States senator.
Let all hope that the question of
pure whisky will be settled by the time
the next cider crop is ready for the
When Wall street speculators are
shocked by a proposed Increase . in
railroad stock it is time for promoters
to be careful.
In deciding not to send its fleet to
the Golden Gate Japan has saved San
Francisco the necessity of pretending
to welcome it.
After he has requested the pope to
issue an encyclical in favor ot peaco,
W. T. Stead may find that he should
hare begun at Paris.
If the Union Pacific is forced to sell
stock of other roads held by it. Mr.
Harriman will probably be able to find
A emUafactory purchaser.
Ww that a German court has or
dered San Francisco Are losses paid,
California congressmen should reclpro
cate by favoring a reduction In duties
on imported Rhine wine.
Mayor Dahlman neglected to exhibit
with his lasso at the late Jacksonian
feast. Such Inactivity may so put him
out of practice as to impair his world
wide reputation as a rope thrower.
If Oklahoma doesn't hurry Kansas
will beat it in getting the Indian repre
rented in the United States senate,
Blnce Congressman Charles Curtis
traces his ancestry to the red man.
The next time Kentucky politicians
want to annihilate opposition they will
use their own guns and take chances
with a Jury of their peers, as these
various confessions must be trying on
The proposal of Oklahoma conBtltu
tlon makers to sell all state school
land may mean that their desire to
prevent scandals outweighs their con
fldence in the increase la value of the
Senator Tillman's reniprks on the
Brownsville incident will be received
with little more satisfaction in the
south than in the north. The pitch
fork statesman is afflicted with dam
The Japanese who have formed a so
ciety to develop trade with the Philip
pines evidently have little faith In the
occidental Idea that trade follows the
flag and the orient may teach the west
President Ripley's admission that
railroads may have failed to provide
adequate rolling stock detracts from
bis plea that the companies be per
mitted to do the best they can without
The institution ot civil suits to re
rover land Involved In fraud Is the se
verest blow the government can strike
at the practice, since corporations can
better afford to see congressmen go to
Jail than to lose their spoil.
A bill has been introduced la Lin
cola to relieve the State Board of
Charities and Corrections ot Its official
existence. The state board may be
expected immediately to assume super
vision ot this pl(c ot relief work.
THE BACK rjns V.t BflOWJV.
The back fire on Norrls Brown will
hardly serve the purpose ot the cor
poration bunch of politicians who are
responsible for It. In springing an
tleveuth-hour resolution froui the dem
ocratic side of the houBe calling for an
investigation of rumors and Insinua
tions that had been in circulation since
before the political conventions and
through the state campaign no new ex
cuse Is given even to those who would
like an excuse to break away from
their instructions on the senatorshlp.
If the mere offering of such a res
olution, reciting exploded campaign
charges, were sufficient to relieve mem
bers of the legislature of their obliga
tions to vote for a party nominee en
dorsed at the polls no obligation, no
matter how Imposed, would ever be
binding, because at the last moment
someone would come to the front with
resolution for an investigation of
some charge made against the pre
ferred candidate. A caucus decree
could thus be repudiated as easily as a
convention nomination or a popular
vote of preference, and confusion and
chaos would be perpetual la every po
Members of the Nebraska legislature
will be called upon to record their
votes for United States senator next
Tuesday. The republicans are in duty
bound to vote for Norrls Brown, who
received the endorsement of the last
republican state convention, which
choice was subsequently latlQed at the
polls. If the citizens of Nebraska did
not believe that he was a suitable can
didate for United States senator they
would have returned a democratic ma-
o'rlty to the legislature, who by the
same mandate would have been In duty
bound to have elected W. H.Thompson,
the 1 democratic nominee for United
States senator. If popular government
is to be vindicated and the expressed
will of the people carried out, the sen
atorial roll call at Lincoln on Tuesday
will show all the republicans voting for
Norrls Brown and all the democrats
and populists voting for V. II. Thomp
son. THE If AVAL BILL.
President Roosevelt's message to con
gress, calling attention to needed re
forms In the naval personnel, has not
as yet obtained the attention it de
serves. The president has pointed out
defects In the American naval estab
lishment that would seem to demand
Immediate correction. It is a most
incongruous spectacle the United States
presents today in this regard. Rapidly
adding to the equipment of the navy,
no step is being taken to provide for
its most effective employment la the
contingency of possible war.
Skilled and competent commanders
of large naval forces cannot be impro
vised, and the day of the "captain's
battle" in naval warfare is over. Tet
congress seems determined to leave the
navy Just where it was in 1898, when
Captain Sampson was called upon to
take charge of a fleet. and conduct a
vigorous warfare. He had had no train
ing in handling large bodies of vessels
and men. and the strain ot the cam
paign broke him down. In all prob
ability it would be so again were the
United States to become embroiled in
a war. None of the higher officers of
the navy are physically able to undergo
the arduous duties ot a sea campaign,
and few if any of the younger men
have had the needed training in the
tactics and strategy ot maneuvering
large fleets at sea.
The war with Spain and the subse
quent campaigns in the Philippines
were of inestimable service to the
army, lor they brought about a re
adjustment of rank and sent young
men to promotion while yet young and
vigorous, and In condition to give good
service to their country. But the navy
has not benefited correspondingly, but
Is in almost the same state of unpre
paredness. The president's warning
should be heeded and the needed legis
lation provided for a readjustment of
the naval personnel.
REMEDIES For TRADE CONSPIRACY-
At least two ways are Immediately
available ot attacking conspiracies for
suppressing competition in railroad
transportation. In the first place, the
facts brought out by pending lnvestiga
tiona concerning the Harriman group
of transcontinental roads indicate
possible violation of the Sherman anti
trust law, attackable both by injunc
tion and by criminal prosecution. The
evidence already in sight seems as
strong as, it not stronger than, that
on which the Incorporation method of
combining the Hill group was annulled
with the sanction of the supreme court.
Because the Hill scheme in restraint
ot trade has been la some part or even
in roost part perpetuated under an'
other form of operation, or because the
Harriman scheme, It its present
methods were enjoined, might likewise
be perpetuated in some other form, it
does not follow that the one or the
other Is not effectively assailable in
further Judicial proceedings under the
same law. A conspiracy against com
petition under any form is illegal, and
court remedy is simply a matter ' of
legal proof of violation. Moreover, the
anti-trust law is eminently "a criminal
I statute," aa Justice Holmes declared In
the Northern Securities case, and its
criminal resources remain yet to be
On top of this, and even more im
portant, is the power conferred by the
new law upon the Interstate Commerce
commission to fix rates for Interstate
commerce. Ii competition in rates has
been illegally suppressed so that they
are unduly high in general or dis
criminating la particular, a national
tribunal bow stands ready with full
power and charged with the duty ot
effecting the rate reductions which it
must be the object of "community of
Interest" control to prevent. The rate
fixing power, too, can be called into
play upon proper complaint against
conspiracy to suppress competition at
the same time that It is attacked
through injunction and criminal pro
Such an assault along the whole line
of national Jurisdiction would. In the
present temper of the public mind,
stimulate concurrent action by all the
states within their Jurisdiction, a vast
field of authority, which Is only lately
beginning to be orcupled. Some of the
Illegal conspiracies are Indisputably
formidable, but a power exists im
measurably greater,, though as yet it
has been only fractionally put forth
against them and only after many dis
couraging delays the power of an
aroused and resolute people.
8WDIXQ fob a divorce colony.
The recent publication of the statis
tics of marriage and divorce in Omaha
for the year 1906, startling on their
face, Is attracting much attention from
outside newspaper commentators. The
most pointed criticism comes from the
Chicago Inter Ocean, which makes
them the text for a satire headed,
'What's the Matter with Omaha?"
'Can it be possible," it asks, "that the
generally ' accepted and comfortable
theory which we have been entertain
ing with regard to social Pittsburg is
about to be ruthlessly shattered by
social Omaha?" Answering its own
question, it says that it looks so, "be
cause Omaha had nearly one-third as
many divorces as marriages last year."
The only mitigation found in this con
dition lies In the further information
that "a very large percentage of the
applicants for legal separation are
from the eastern states."
While some of our critics are In
clined to make fun of our plight, the
situation disclosed is really no laugh
ing matter. On the contrary, it indi
cates that Nebraska by reason of its
lax divorce laws Is openly bidding for
a divorce colony, and that this state Is
widely heralded as offering easy facili
ties for marital uncoupling. Without
mentioning names, any intelligent per
son who reads the newspapers can
readily recall a dozen to a score of
notoriously flagrant cases of Imported
divorce suits in which the plaintiff has
not even attempted to disguise the
temporary character of his or her resi
dence here, as well as its purpose. If
longer residence to give access to our
courts is the only way to stop fraudu
lent applications, this feature of our
divorce law should by all means be
changed. But even as the law stands,
much stricter enforcement of our
residence requirement is imperatively
demanded from onr Judges. Neither
Nebraska nor Omaha has anything to
gain from being advertised broadcast
as an open door for divorce seekers.
RATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN.
Democratic politicians and press are
trying very hard to manufacture po
litical capital out of the retirement ot
Secretary Cortelyou from the chair
manship of the republican national
committee and the assumption t the
duties of chairman by Vice Cli-..uian
New., There ia, however, nothing out
of the ordinary In this change except
that Mr. Cortelyou should have deemed
It incumbent upon him to relinquish his
position at the head of the party or
ganization in order that his attention
might not be diverted in any way from
the delkate duties that will devolve
upon him as secretary of the treasury.
So far as the succession of Mr. New
to temporary headship of the commit
tee is concerned, it goes to him by vir
tue of bis occupancy of the vice chair
manship and not by designation by the
retiring chairman. The chairmanship
remains vacant until filled by the com
mittee. Just as it did when Senator
Hanna died, and Vice Chairman Payne
became acting head of the committee.
There being nothing for the committee
to do at this Juncture nothing will be
gained or lost by waiting for the regu
lar meeting, which will come next De
cember, when tke time and place of the
next national republican nominating
convention will be fixed. Unless some
thing unforeseen occurs before that
time the committee will In all probabil
ity ask Mr. New to hold over until a
new committee shall have been consti
tuted and a new campaign organization
As a matter ot fact, there would have
been no conflict with the politi
cal proprieties for Secretary Cortelyou
to have continued to act as national
chairman Just as have others before
him, who have likewise held high posi
tion of one kind or another under the
government. When he was chosen (u
the first place he retired from the cabl
net In order to devote his whole time
to the campaign and resumed a cabinet
portfolio afterward only when the cam
paign work was all done. He took the
position not because he wanted it for
personal gratification, but only on the
urgent request of President Roosevelt
Those who are hitting at him cow as a
matter of fact are only try ing to strike
the president over his shoulders.
THE STATES AD HEL1UIOX.
In the senate discussion of the Smoot
case the fact is brought out forcibly
that, contrary to a common mlsunder
standing, although perhaps known to
students, the several states are free to
create church establlbhments unless
prohibited by their own constitutions
The federal constitution provides only
that "congress shall make no laws re
specting an establishment of religion or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
But that provision In no way restrains
or a II eU the power of states to do
what Is thus denied only to congress.
It 1 true that no state of the union
has ever created a state church, not
withstanding all were originally m
powered to do so. On the contrary,
practically all the states have volun
tarily placed In their constitutions sub
stantially the same prohibition that the
national constitution contains. But If
the people of any stnte should see fit to
annul that prohibition and to authorize
a state church establishment, they
would be acting within tholr powers.
Fortunately no such menace confronts
us and the discussion belongs wholly to
the realm of speculation.
a trvsk ukk waterway.
The people generally, and the manu
facturers and business men of the west
especially, ought not to miss the force
of the fact that a board of competent
engineers has reported, after a thor
ough practical examination, that a
fourteen-foot channel between St.
Louis and the Chicago drainage canal
can be secured at an expense to the
government not exceeding at the ut
most $31,000,000, and probably sev
eral millions less. The difficulty of
securing and maintaining a channel
of the same depth for a long distance
below St. Louis Is greater, but by no
means insuperable. A channel even
ot considerably less depth thus con
necting the lakes and the gulf would
the heart of the continent of Incalcula
ble service to Its transportation needs
and of far-reaching influence upon car
rying charges. '
Its potency as a "trunk line" would
be even greater, imparting a tremen
dous impetus to extension of real water
competition by improvements for nav
igation on the chief tributaries of tho
Mississippi, like the MUsourl and Ohio
riversi for every reach of deepened
channel In them would then afford
vast water connections and alterna
tives between numerous great markets
as well as direct access to the gulf. It
would afford opportunity, too, in a
score of the greatest and most pro
ductive states for public authority fur
ther to break down the railroad dis
criminations by which the advantages
of river competition has been de
stroyed. The most surprising circumstance Is
the comparatively small cost of laying
the basis for such epoch-making water
way developments. If there could be
subordination of the innumerable
petty and purely local schemes under
guise of river Improvement, not a dol
lar more need be taken In the aggre
gate from the national treasury for a
large and basic channel than has been
fruitlessly spent during a long series
But the dilemma between the horns
of which the growing demand of the
west for water competition is placed
is that obstructive Interests Insist that
there must be navigation before the
channels are deepened, while com
merce finds that the channels must be
deepened before there can.be effective
What's in a name? It is interest
ing to note in the new volume of
"Who'B Who" for 1907, emanating
from London publishers, a nice dis
tinction as to the official titles of those
represented. The biography of the
president of the United States, for ex
ample, is headed "Col. Theodore
Roosevelt," although members of his
cabinet are labeled as "Hon.," such as
"Hon. Ellhu Root" and Hon. Leslie M.
Shaw." Our only living ex-presldent,
on the other hand, has to go as plain
"Grover Cleveland," as does also our
eminent military statesman, "William
Jennings Bryan," notwithstanding the
fact that he has as much right to the
title of "Col." as has the occupant of
the White House. There is surely
great need for a standard authority to
formulate the rules for correct use of
titles, civil, military Rnrt otherwise.
The assessed valuation for the city
of Portland upon which the municipal
tax levy is imposed figures up a little
over 1166,600,000. Portland by the
last census was about 10,000 short ot
the population of Omaha and today
cannot be much, if any, ahead in num
ber of inhabitants. On taxable valua
tion, however, Portland has the best
of Omaha by approximately $50,000,-
000. Either Portland has marked its
goods up arbitrarily on the blackboard
or it has been the beneficiary ot an un
precedented Bpurt of prosperity.
President Roosevelt has backed up
bo far as his order dismissing the col
ored troops deprived them of their
right to hold civil positions under the
government. He need not, however,
expect that to mollify his assailants in
the senate. No matter what the pres
ident does, these senatorial sharp
shooters will make some of his actions
The railroads still Insist that they
are taking no hand in the work of the
Nebraska legislature. It is to be
noted, however, that some one with
more method than madness is stirring
up about every conceivable subject
that would serve to divert attention
from the measures the railroads most
Farmers who have had experience
with free seeds sent out from Wash
ington may believe that the govern
ment is still confining its efforts to the
dissemination of "rare varieties," since
plants which come from the seed too
frequently surprise the planters.
In suggesting a cabinet officer to
supervise the American child and home
some "mothers" show aa inclination
to foist upon the government those
duties which nature Imposes upon the
individual, and nature has a way of
enforcing Its rules.
If Colonial Director Dernburg is to
follow his statements to their logical
conclusion, he most argue that the
German language cannot be extended
through colonies until a few colonists
have first headed a successful rebellion.
Harden! Tnnk to I'ninr.
It Is said that the president has aban
doned the use of the expression "De-light-ed,"
but he surely will renow Us
acquaintance If the proposition to make
him the Judge at the Jamestown Interna
tional baby show is carried out.
Red men nrowlnsr In Number.
Cleveland I'lnln Dealer.
Strnnge to relate, the Indian race, which
was supposed to be rapidly disappearing.
Is now Increasing In numbers. This Is con
trary to all the poetical and pathetic no
tions regarding the crushing of the red
man by his heartless white brother.
Cannot I'nload Ills Ilnnlen.
Chicago Record-Herald. '
12. II. Harriman says he would give up
his wealth tomorrow if he could. He has
looked around, however, and Is unable to
discover any man or set of men who would
In his opinion be great enough to assume
the responsibility if he were to unload It.
The grip Is not simply a bad cold, and
this fact Is worth knowing. It resembles
a cold in some respects, and colds are often
wrongly diagnosed by the victims as grip.
The grip is a malady which has laws of Its
own, both as to origin and progress after
development. According to the doctors,
It must run its course "there is no special
remedy that can directly destroy the In
fection, no drug that can kill the bacillus
or neutralize its toxin." This also la worth
knowing. The main thing Is to nurse with
care and givo the system the best possible
aid In Its efforts to throw off the poison.
A Lid for Hasty Marriages.
St. Paul Pioneer-Press.
Evidently none of the states served the
cause of sanity or decency in the making
of the marriage compact, or of stability
In nuptial relations, when they swung
away from the old custom of "publishing
the banns" some time before the perform
ance of the marriage ceremony. A bill
now before the Illinois legislature proposes
a return to something like the old custom
by requiring the publication of a notice
at least thirty days before the wedding. It
will at least dignify the occasion, and pre
vent many a marriage in haste, to be re
pented at leisure.
DISTINCTLY K.t OlHAGl.VG.
Preliminary Work of tbe Interstate
Men of Harriman's type have said that
the task of regulating the operations of the
nation's railways under the existing law
la too big for the Interstate Commerce
commission. The total mileage of those
railways and the enormous volume of their
business do make the Job soera prodigious
for seven men. s But the domination of
many lines by one man, as revealed in the
Union Paclfic-Soutbern Pacific Inquiry, In
itself contains a reflection of tho argument
against government regulation by a small
Work already done by the commission Is
a more direct Indication of the results to
be expected. The Harriman Investigation
is an incidental task for the commission,
which, through It, is helping the govern
ment to find out whether or no( the law
against combinations In restraint of trade
has been violated. Two of the commission
ers, on arriving In Chicago the other day
to continue the Investigation, turned aside
for a few hours to head off a big railway
strike. Then Ave of them telegraphed
James J. 11111 to make haste to relieve the
coal famine sufferers in the northwest. In
short, the government's representative
have a masterful way about them which
By division of tabor and the use of fast
trains as seven-league boots, the commis
sioners, working simultaneously at points
far removed from one another, recently
have made moderate Investigations respect
ing tbe relations of railways and elevators.
coal lands and car shortage; now they have
begun a study of railway wrecks and block
systems. These Inquiries, most of them
ordered by congressional resolutions, uro
not the main business for which the com
mission exists. That business is the strict
enforcement of the new law forbidding
discriminations, rebates and unreasonable
Nevertheless, the commission appears to
have been attentive to its chief duty. Pre
liminary work for inaugurating the uni
form system of bookkeeping required of the
roads has been done and a set of rules on
filing tariffs has been completed. Rato
hearings have been In progress In Chicago
this week. Similar hearings are scheduled
for all parts of the country.
Both the manner and the results of the
commission's work thus far are distinctly
encouraging to the public.
PERSONAL ASD OTHERWISE.
By this time the water wagon has
returned to Its proper function as a freight
For a man of 68 Ambassador Bryce will
have a strenuous time living up to his
An advance In the price of certain brands
of oil shows that the Standard Oil people
anticipate the drafts of the lawyers.
Miner Hicks grows In popular esteem as
his virtues are found out. He refused to
wear a swallowtail coat at a reception.
Violators of Boston's Sunday laws, when
caught In the act, usually get ten days
on bread, water and Emerson's essays.
Just to keep their hands In, the revolu
tionists decorated the holiday season In St.
Petersburg with a few official funerals.
The prophet of "the hardest winter of
the century" was forced to flee to tho
Arctic circle for Infallible signs of fulfill
ment Providence moves In mysterious ways,
sure enough. A preacher stopped at Kala
mazoo, Mich., long enough to take a bath.
Now the employes of a local newspaper
begin business with prayer.
Pittsburg and the country connected with
It by wire feels much relieved over the
news that Steel Magnate Corey and Mabel
are going to lose themselves abroad for
three years. This will give the moral at
mocphere a chance to disinfect itself.
The discussion and dissection of the
girlie days of Mother Eddy excites as keen
Interest in New England as the companion
topic, "Did Eve Hand a Demon to Adam?"
The authorities charged with enforce
ment of the pure food law are unable to
decide whether home made fruit cake la
an article of Interstate commerce or a ve
hicle of dyspepsia. Pending a decision
labels may be omitted.
The New York World Almanac and En
cyclopedia for 1907 Is a one-volume library
of information. Concise, comprehensive
and complete, it Is a marvel of compilation
of good editing. Legislative, election,
financial, trade, sporting, athletic, depart
mental and educational matters, Arnerlcin
and foreign, nattunul and state, hie .ill
presented In a manner economical of time
and nervous irritation. The professional
man, the business man, the young und the
aged; In fact all kinds and conditions of
men, will have frequent occasion during
the course of the year to refer to the pages
of this valuable volume, the contents of
which la given la A well arranged Index.
THE BEST INVESTMENT
for the year 1007 will be a DIAMOND.
The supply has been DECREASING while
the demand has been .INCREASING, ns a
result the increase in the value of DIA
MOMDS has averaged SO per cent per
annum. YOUR credit is good.
20 year case
Omaha's Gift Shop
SERMONS BOILED DOWN.
Holiness without honeaty Is hypocrisy.
Ability is the measure of answerability.
He who faces duty always finds divine
The crowns are not for the camp follow
He who knows how to live knows when to
To exalt one at the cost of many Is to
drag all down.
He cannot reach heaven who gets out of
touch with earth.
When a man brags of his past you can
discount his future.
It is a poor kind of sympathy that ex
hausts Itself in a sigh.
The true man will find the bread of life
even In the strife for bread.
It's folly to look for joy In heaven if
you're giving no Joy to your home.
Love is the one thing you 'can spend ex
travagantly without coming to want.
There never are two talents given to those
who are unwilling to Invest the one.
Tou need not worry about heaven If the
thought of you makes people happy.
The lighting of the world depends on
many being willing to work In darkness.
The qualities that excite the large soul
to emulation arouse the small one to envy.
The cheapest charity of all is that "we
would have given If wt only had known."
Many a man thinks he Is getting ahead
on his work who only Is anticipating his
When one falls in love with truth there
Is no stopping to count the cost of the
The man whp does not work at oil Is
laying the work of two men on some other
man's shouldersChicago Tribune,
SECILAR SHOTS AT THE PITLPIT.
Baltimore American: The theory of the
Chicago minister that false interpretations
of the Bible to make It support almost any
doctrine are responsible for much wicked
ness is not startlngly original. It was put
in a terse epigram some time ago, when It
was said that the devil could quote scrip
ture for his purposes.
Brooklyn Eagle: A bishop, out Cincinnati
way, has been assured by a rector to this
effect: "I believe Just what Dr. Crapsey
believed. Shall I resign, or will you put
m nn trial what shall I do?" To him
the bishop replied: "Go on preaching ac
cording to your lights. I nave more im
portant business to occupy my time than
your doubts or surmises." That bishop
believes that a heresy trial la the aevn s
delight. Whether Bishop Walker of Buf
falo i has recovered from the shock Is not
miionim Chronicle! In our present state
of civilization It ought not be necessary
for an old woman an octogenarian 10 aa
fend herself against the gossip and in
sinuation of yellow newspapers and maga
zine hacks. The attacks upon Mrs. Eddy
are unmanly and cowardly. Bo far as the
creed she founded is concerned It makes
not a Jot of dlfforence whether Mrs. Eddy
Is Inspired of the Lord or not. If the
philosophy of It Is workable the person
ality of Its propounder Is a matter of In
difference. But that renders the conduct
of the yellow hacks not the less con
temptible. Making war on women la dirty
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"Sir," said the diffident youth, "your
daughter has consented to mar "
"Has, eh? Well, then, what are you
around botherinar ma fur?"-i-hnu,i..i,,hi .
Iwyer-Madam, I think that when your
husband takes his sober second thought he
Kalr Client Mr. Bharpe, he has never had
his second sober thought yet. Chicago
"What's the matter7" asked the young
wife in alarm, as her husband choked over
her cooking school half baked cake.
"Only doing what any good husband
ought to be doing," he retorted between
strangles; "I am coughing up the dough."
"If I could only die and leave you well
off," he said, after they had had their first
quarrel, "I would be glad to go."
"How," she cruelly asked, "could you die
end leave me otherwise than well off?"
"That new servant will break everything
In the house," he growled.
"Not everything, my dear," responded his
wife, sweetly. "There are your New Ye:ir
resolutions, you know." -i Philadelphia
"I hope you won't be disappointed, dear,
for I know everybody thouKht Ueorge was
paying attention to you. But as a matter
of fact he asked me last night to marry
"He has then carried out hla threat, poor
"He declared to mo the last time I re
fused him that he would take some des
perate step." Baltimore American.
TUB HAtNTLU rALaCE.
Kdgar Allen Poa.
In the greenest of our valleys
By good angels tenanted.
Once a fair and stately palace
Kadlant palace reared its head.
In the monarch Thought's dominion
It stood there!
Never seraph spread a pinion
Over labrio half bo fairl
Banners yellow, glorious, golden.
On Its roof did float and flow,
(This all this was in the olden
Time long ago),
And every gentle air that dallied,
In that sweet day,
Along the ramparts plumed and pallid,'
A winged odor went away.
Wanderers In that happy valley.
Through two luminous windows, saw
Bplrita moving musically,
To a lute's well-tuned law,
Round about a throne, where, sitting,
In state his glory well befitting.
The ruler of the realm was Been.
And all with pearl and ruby glowing
Waa the fair palaco door,
Through which came flowing, flowing, flow
ing And sparkling evermore,
A troop of Echoes, whuee sweet duty
Was but to sing,
In voices ot surpassing beauty,
The wit and wisdom of thuir king.
But evil things, In robes of sorrow,
Assailed the monarch's hlKh estate.
(Ah. lot us mourn! for never morrow
Shall dawn upon him desolate!)
And round about hit home the glory
That blushed and bloomed,
Is but a dim-remembered story
Of the old time entombed.
And travelers, now, wrlthln that valley.
Through the red-lltten windows see
Vast forms, that move fantastically
To a discordant melody.
While, like a ghastly rapid river.
Through the pale door
A hideous throng rush out forever
And laugh but smile no more.
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