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The king of Spain has a new minis
try whoae names are familiar to all
smokers of Imported cigars.
Everything in Kingston, even Gov
ernor Swettenham's conceit, seems to
have been shaken by the earthquake.
- It is about a tie between Secretary
Root and Secretary Shaw as to which
la the most traveled member of the
The Kansas legislature has passed
a bill restricting circus and theatrical
performances. Those Kansans must
be Jealous of competition.
Secretary Shaw says he Bees no
reason to call on the banks for money.
The secretary apparently persists in
being different from other men.
Benjamin Ryan Tillman is not the
only United States senator from South
Carolina, even If you cannot recall the
name of the other one, off-hand.
California produced 86,547 short
tons of coal last year and the chances
are that the retail dealer there deliv
ered the same kind of tons to his pa
trons. A fight to the death Is being made
against a continuance of the charter
of the parent company of the Great
Northern, the purpose being to leave
Mr. Hill's merger an orphan.
Metal merchants are appealing to
Secretary Bonaparte to prevent the
formation of a new copper trust. Tom
Lawson will naturally feel hurt that
the appeal Is not made to him.
A Massachusetts man claims to
have discovered that pea soup is the
elixir of life. Kansans will probably
continue to pin their faith to the beer
that is sold in their state in plug form,
It Is not exactly clear whether John
P. Stevens' decision to remain at the
bead of the Panama canal enterprise
It due to blr loyalty or to the failure
of some New York corporation to offer
him more money.
" Senator Tillman has been unani
mously re-elected. This must be a
real disappointment to Senator Jeff
' Davis of Arkansas, who has given
bints of an ambition to be the leading
trouble maker of the senate after
The wife of Senator T. C. Piatt has
filed suits asainst two Washington
newspaper! to recover damages ag
gregating $500,000 for alleged libelous
defamation of character. Here ia a
chance for Omaha to get a little more
free advertising through another erup
tion of Mae C. Wood.
Our old friend, Mary Elizabeth
Lease, is trying to resurrect her
former popularity by blossoming out
as a champion of woman's suffrage.
Mrs. Lease Is not sure which she wants
worse William Jennings Bryan in the
presidential chair or a ticket of ad
mission for herself to a Toting booth.
It Is rumored Governor wettenham
of Jamaica would Ilk? to be let down
easy by being transferred to some
other position. It would hardly be
safe for him, however, to submit the
selection of his next position to popu
lar Tote either in Jamaica or in the
United States, or in his own native
land of Great Britain.
THE MINNESOTA OUSTER CAtt-
The Issues raised by the suit In
Minnesota to Told the charter under
which the Great Northern and Its sub
toiporations are operating concern the
tap-root questions of railroad control.
The ostensible occasion Is taxation In
Minnesota, where, as In other states,
the roads have fought tooth and nail
and successfully to avoid paying their
fair share of the public burden. But
the essence of the prosecution la a test
of power between the carrier corpora-
tIon8 8nd tne state, whether they shall
be compelled to submit to explicit pro
visions of law for the protection of
public interest against fictitious capi
talization. The case Is a typical one, for the
original corporation, chartered with
the usual powers for conducting trans
portation, has long since ceased to do
so directly, and become an agency
merely for holding stocks of other
railroad companies or a convenience
for manipulating them. In these ma
nipulations, of which the effect and
purpose in large part are charged to
be stock watering, the Hill roads have
also persistently ylolated the law which
requires propoted capital stock in
creases to be first submitted to and
approved by the state railway com
mission. Even had there been no stock water
ing and every dollar of the new issues
had verily been honestly invested in
beneficial ways, the paramount fact
Btill remains that the law prescribed
how the stock should be legally au
thorized. That law was for the needed
protection of the public to prevent
exaction of rates on a fictitious and
fraudulent basis of capitalization. Yet
the great railroad company proceeded
throughout as if it had been above the
law. This Is the crowning and charac
teristic offense of carrier corporations
against which the public has finally
resolved to try out conclusions.
The Minnesota case is more note
worthy at this time because it marks
practical approach to settlement of the
crucial question of valuation of trans
portation property as one of the great
factors in determining rates. The
achievements accomplished by the
movement for public control arc in
deed to be considered In a broad view
as only leading up to that question.
The national government has but Just
now clothed the Interstate Commerce
commission with power to fix and
enforce "reasonable" rates, and the
several states either haTe already done
or will do the same. But rates must
be held reasonable or unreasonable
with reference to the investment on
which the public is charged to pay a
profit, precisely the point now raised
But every advance in state or na
tional Jurisdiction towards subjecting
the corporations to obedience to law is
thus a gain and a preparation for the
settlement of the conclusive issue,
which Is already in sight, of the true
valuation of the carrier properties as
a basis of transportation charges as
well as of taxation.
ALCOHOL ON THE FARM.
It was well understood that the
measure passed at the last session of
congress exempting denatured alcohol
from the internal revenue tax only
broke the ice and that further legisla
tion would bo required.- The law was
a notable step in advance, but the pro
posal already agreed upon by the
house ways and means committee
promises another step almost as im
portant by providing for distillation
on the farm or at the small local plant.
Under the present law the denatured
alcohol must be produced under the
same conditions as distilled beverage
Fplilts, bo that manufacture is practi
cally tonfiued to the large distilleries
and subject to the expense of the
required distillery warehouse and
bonded denaturing warehouse. As a
further serious difficulty, a Tast
amount of farm material, rich in alco
hol, cannot be utilized at all when
Manufacture la thus restricted. Ag
ricultural interests, therefore, have
been calling strongly for legislation
to remove these obstacles.
The whole matter was studied by
the Treasury department commission,
which had to prepare regulations un
der the new law, and its report last
fall acknowledged the necessity of ex
tending the system by the same meth
ods which in Germany have enabled
thov.Eands of farmers and small distil
lers to manufacture alcohol at mini
mum cost for their own use or for sale
in the neighborhood. It was felt,
however, that caution roust be used
acalnst possible frauds, since the
change required in our methods would
be so radical, and since in any event
the extension of ' the use of alcohol as
an agent for heat, light and power
must be gradual.
But the briet experience under the
rew law, imperfect as it is admitted
to be, demonstrates the almost illim
itable possibilities of alcohol when
cheapened for practical use, although
the ovcrsangulne hopes of Immediate
results have not been realised. Two
facts among many that might be cited
bring out this point very forcibly. The
first large shipment of denatured alco
hol under the new law, consisting of
8,000 barrels, is said to have just left
the Peoria distilleries at a cost on
track, exclusive of barrels, of 29 cents
a gallon, whereas it was expected at
the time the law passed that the cost
would be at least 38 to 40 cents. The
tax alone before the exemption would
have been $2.08 a gallon. But con
temporaneously with this shipment a
new price list is Issued by the manu
facturers of wood alcohol, one of the
chief competing agents, cutting prices
almost in the middle. These are
only first fruits, but they open up a
The amendment proposes Btill
further to popularlie and cheapen
manufacture by bringing it directly
home to farmers who in the aggregate
should not only be the largest con
sumers of the finished product, but
have at their disposal an unlimited
supply of the raw materials. What
this means in the matter of power
alone to agricultural Industry, In
which machinery Is becoming more
vital every day, is scarcely to be estimated.
CHILD LAHUR A fit) LEGISLATION.
At this time, when the movement to
restrict the employment of children
in industrial undertakings is well
under way, the federal census bureau
has published a report full of valuable
data upon this subject. A careful
analysis of the census figures, on their
face almost startling, is, however, re
assuring as to the extent of this evil.
The census bureau statistics show
that in 1900 there were 1,760,178 chil
dren in the United States between the
ages of 10 and IS years employed In
breadwtnning pursuits. Of these 72
per cent were boys and J 8 per cent
girls. While this total seems large,
CTen in a population of approximately
80,000,000, the apparent danger is
materially lessened by the exhibit that
1.054,446 of these Juvenile bread
winners are employed on the farms
of the nation, doing the milking, gar
dening and other chores that naturally
fall to the lot of the farmers' children
and in no way interfering with their
education. A further elimination comes
in the showing that 138,035 of the
child breadwinners are employed in
domestic pursuits. This leaves, in
round numbers, about 600,000 chil
dren under 15 years of age employed
in factories or other industrial con
The conditions under which children
are employed in the cotton mills and
factories of New England and the
south and in some of the coal mines
of Pennsylvania are undoubtedly de
plorable, and it is on this account that
the agitation for child labor legisla
tion throughout the country is gen
erally supported. That remedial legis
lation Is needed to relieve children
thus employed there is no room for
argument, but the authoritative figures
at hand seem to establish clearly that
the evils of the child labor system have
been greatly exaggerated.
" In dealing with the child labor ques-
ftlon the distinction must be drawn
between "gainful" and "harmful" oc
cupations. No one will contend that
the farmer's children are injured by
their share of the dally work of the
home or that the town or city boy
who finds morning, evening and vaca
tion day employment of honorable
character and thus early learns the
duties and pleasures of being a bread
winner is necessarily hurt in character
or usefulness. Restrictive laws are
needed to reduce the number of child
laborers in eastern and southern mills,
mines and factories, where the condi
tion of the youthful workers in many
instances amounts to practical slavery,
but the only demand of this character
in the west is for legislation preventive
of such abuses for the future. In nearly
all the western states each child is
guaranteed a good education by the
operation of compulsory school laws.
and with the help of a few precau
tionary measures the possibility of
serious child labor evils can be effec
tually warded off.
SHALL MEN WEAR BLOOMERSt
Compliance with the edicts of the
Custom Tailors' association, now in
annual convention in Chicago, will
make the chic masculine who follows
the 1907 styles es much a thins of
beauty, so far as apparel is concerned,
as the members of the senior class of
a female seminary at the June com
mencement time. The order has gone
forth booking the somber, funereal
garments of the dandy of 1905-6 for
oblivion and the warm number for the
coming spring, at least so the tailors
say, must wear waistcoats, trousers
and other things of the hue of the
rainbow, a latitude in color belnz al
lowed that would enable the ex
tremest to make the clothes of Joseph
of Biblical renown look like the uni
form of the chief pall bearer.
According to official advices, the
movement is nothing short of revolu
tionary. The "peg top" trousers
must go and in their place the up-to-date
man will wear a garment that
will give him the appearance of a
dirigible balloon all inflated for the
trial trip. The coats will retain some
thing of their original form and color,
1 but will be shortened so that the well-
dressed man will not be compelled to
hold them up daintily when crossing
a muddy street. But the real glory
of the new-styled apparel will be
found in the vests. These will dazzle
the rays of the noonday sun and Wil
lie may use all of -the colors of the
three-sheet poster if he wishes, stripes,
j plaids, polka dots, pea green, blue and
crimson being authorized by the sar
torial experts, in original splendor or
prismatic blends to suit the wishes of
the wearer. The association, has
obligingly refrained from issuing in
structions as to the new brands of ties
and hose, probably feeling that the
man who would adopt the other de
creed changes would do his worst any
way in the matter of neckwear and
It is unfortunately too early to pre
dict the extent to which the ukase of
the tailors will be accepted and fol
lowed by male devotees of freak fasi
tons, but the chances are that the New
York and Newport contingents will
promptly salaam to the decree of the
scissor experts. The styles may make
their way westward, in which case, In
all kindness, we may hope the police
authorities will take the precaution of
compelling a rigid enforcement of the
law against gun toting.
TUB S LOCI MB LAW.
The biennial frenzy to modify the
Slocumb law regulating the sale of
liquor In Nebraska seems to be setting
a new high water mark at Lincoln.
Those who make these periodic as
saults upon this statute, to make either
its provisions more stringent or less
onerous on the liquor dealers, overlook
the fact that the Slocumb law was en
acted more than twenty-five years ago
and has remained practically un
changed ever since, giving Nebraska
one of the best systems of regulating
the liquor traffic to be found any
where. When this law was enacted In
1881 Nebraska stood forth among the
pioneers of high license states. A mini
mum license fee of $500 in small cities
and towns and of $1,000 in the larger
cities at. once placed a high fence
around the business and brought the
sale of liquor under police surveil
lance, at the same time making it a
source of revenue and relieving to that
extent the owners of other taxable
What is more to the point, the Slo
cumb law establishes complete local
option in Nebraska. It makes it Im
possible to thrust the liquor traffic
upon any community in this state
whose people by a majority vote have
declared against It, and requires com
munities that wish to license liquor
dealers to say so outright before the
licenses can be legally issued. It thus
makes the rule enforced In each com
munity conform to the sentiment of
that community, a condition certainly
far preferable to prohibition or any
similar plan which, irrespective of the
wishes of the people, outlaws the
liquor traffic even where they demand
The Slocumb law, moreover, fur
nishes ample safeguards against illicit
liquor traffic and severe penalties for
liquor dealers who fall to live up to
its requirements. It has not only stood
the test of time and of experience In
Nebraska, but it has formed the
groundwork of similar legislation in
several other Btates. It Is a great re
form law, along practical lines, and
no better scheme of liquor traffic regu
lation has been devised or put In force
THE SHIPPERS1 VIEW OF COMPETITION.
The testimony which shippers are
piling up before the Interstate Com
merce commission since the resump
tion of Inquiry into the Harriman
merger bluntly contradicts the spe
cious theory advanced by the big mer
ger men that consolidation of com
peting roads does not impair competi
tion between them. With suggestive
unanimity, men In business who have
actual freight dealings totally fall to
find in their experience the blessings
which the consolidated traffic man
agers have depicted. On the con
trary, the consolidation was followed
by disappearance of rivalry in services
and rates and the marked deteriora
tion of service has been hurtful to the
general business and publlo interest.
In short, by this testimony the result
is specifically shown to be precisely
what might naturally be expected
from elimination of competition.
No doubt the ambition, the activity
and the ability of agents and employes
of a merged system Tary, but this is
not competition in the genuine sense.
The yery ground is cut from under
that defense by the mere fact that sin
gle ownership has been substituted for
diversely interested ownership. The
conditions under which employes
strive for business are reversed be
cause power over services and ratea is
not in their hands and the motive in
control is to prevent competition in
WOULD MORE PAT STOP DESERTIONS?
In urging the passage of a bill, now
pending In congress, for increased pay
for the officers and enlisted men of
the army, advocates of the measure
are using the argument that such leg
islation would lessen the number of
desertions, which last year reached a
total of 7 per cent of the enlisted men.
Attention la called to the fact that no
law has been enacted since 1870 af
fecting the pay of the army, while in
that time the pay of skilled laborers
has been increased from 60 to 100 per
cent. The pay of enlisted men In the
army Is notoriously small and has not
kept pace with the Increase in pay of
men and workmen in civil life, while
the cost of living, clothing and sup
plies bought by them has increased,
but' it does not follow that desertions
are due mainly to this cause. It is
desirable, also, that the personnel of
the army should be of a high standard,
but it ia doubted if substantial im
provement in this direction would be
found In a law increasing -the pay of
The fact Is that the American sol
dier in the ranks is a volunteer and
not a professional. The flower of
American manhood is always eager to
respond to the call to arms in time of
danger, ready to fight for the flag at
home or abroad, without thought of
the compensation for his services. The
American is a soldier when there is
fighting to be done, but bis enthusiasm
flags and falls when the peace protocol
is signed. His restless, energetic na
ture revolts against the dull routine
of barracks life and he seeks release
by desertion, if no other 'courBe is open
The soldier of the regular army may
be entitled to larger pay, but granting
it will not in itself in times of peace
stop desertions among the young men
the men who find contentment only
in fighting or working.
According to an interview of Mr.
Shonts, Panama Is now a healthy
place, where he would feel Just as
safe from disease as In Texas. It Is to
be noted, however, that Mr. Shonts
prefers to live in New York, and that
even during his official connection with
the canal commission he never made
but three or four visits of a few days
at a time to the canal tone.
New York has passed a law making
local application of the national pure
food law, so far as It relates to drugs,
the purpose being to prevent manufac
turers from unloading upon New York
patrons the drugs that could not be
sent into other states under the in
spection provisions affecting Interstate
commerce. Similar action should be
taken by every etate in which there
are factories whose products are sold
for food or medicine. Neglect of such
precautionary legislation will furnish
an opportunity for manufacturers to
unload their adulterated goods upon
the home consumers, reserving their
products that comply with the require
ments of the pure food law for ship
ment into other states.
The resolution introduced into con
gress making pertinent inquiry why
so many naval officers should be ac
tively engaged in promoting legislation
at the national capital instead of at
tending to business at their posts of
duty suggests similar inquiries by
some of our state legislatures with re
spect to officers of state institutions
constantly besieging them for larger
The schedule of property of the
estate of the late Marshall Field, made
public last week, discloses generous
holdings in high sounding mining
stocks listed at nominal values. It as
shrewd, a business man as Marshall
Field will load up with mining stock
chromos, less experienced victims have
at least a shadow of excuse.
The reference made by Ellen Terry
to the "civilized parts of the United
States" would strike nearer the bull's
eye if she were not booked to spend
so much time in New York City, where
the populace divides its time in the
search for amusement between Caruso
and Harry Thaw.
Democratic senators at Washington
are said to be far from pleased at the
return of Bailey from Texas to their
midst. Men who insist on membership
in the United States senate should
reconcile themselves to the fact that
they are not always able to pick their
Governor Sheldon has been in office
now for more than three weeks, but
has made only three appointments.
He will have to move faster than that
or all the sod in the front yard of the
executive mansion will be worn out
by the trampling.
Representative Hearst Is being cen
sured because he has appeared in his
seat In congress but once in many
months. Yet, if he Is approximately
as bad as he is painted, he may be
doing his constituents the best service
by keeping away.
"The house Is now the greatest con
servative legislative body of the coun
try," says Speaker Cannon, and those
who may question the assertion will
be asked to read the reports of the
senate proceedings for proof.
A Fair Exchange. '
If congressmen and senators will sign a
bond not to lecture and write for the
magazines, the country will consider the
raise in salary a fine Investment.
Pipe Dream Partnership.
Mr. Carnegie's phrase, "the people, my
partners," Bounds well, but the Idea pre
vails somewhat extensively that the part
nership Is one In which the little Ashes
In the financial pool have a very small
chance at the loaves.
A Trade War Too Costly.
New York Tribune.
Germany' exports to the United Btates
increased nearly 127,000,000 In value In the
calendar year l'Jofi. That fact alone should
make a "trade war" with this country an
absurdity from the German as well as the
American point of view.
Everythlaar Works for the Promoter.
Bt. Loula Republic.
Further evidence that we are fast har
nessing forces of nature comes with the
report that the Ilawallans are making their
active volcano work by forcing flowing lava
to, build a breakwater. After taming the
earthquake we may Invent a real useful
ness for that busy element.
They Need a Surgical Operation.
Borne of the officials In Washington seem
to belong to that class of people who take
pride In the fact that they do not be
lieve anything they ace In the news
papers. Consequently, they always come
limping In at the tall end of the proces
sion, and, like Blgnor Benedict, while they
keep on talking nobody heeds them.
Is it Worth the Moneyf
In the separation agreed upon between
the Marlboroughs it la stipulated that In
consideration of the payment of a yearly
stipend of 1100,000 the duchess retains a
kind of quit rent right to the title and
permission to wear the ducal Jewels. There
is a divided arrangement for the turn
about possession of tne children. It costs
to be a duchess. Ia the miserable game
worth the playing? y
A Day of Trlnmph.
New York Bun.
January IS will shin in th annals of
Iowa as Button day. Every person of
good will fastened to hi coat or her shirt
waist a button with the strange device,
"Les Jdoines Ioes Things." Button day
Is also known as Boosting day.i. The thing
which Pes Moines is resolved to do Is to
become a cliy of 150,000 inhabitants without
further notice. From 11 to 11:10 a. m.
business was suspended. Everybody was
buying buttons. Thursday th young
women of th city "agreed to boycott all
th young men who do not loosen up Sat
urday and buy a button." The young men
"loosened up." Both bouse of th legl
lature adjourned for ten minutes and lis
tened to "boosting" speeches. A day of
triumph for Ues Moines. Probably Button
day will be made a legal holiday.
A DIAMOND FOR A VALENTINE
The most pleasing Valentine you can give is a DIAMOND.
Take advantage of my liberal credit system.
Credit Is Good
$2.50 a Week
OMAHA'S GIFT SHOP.
SKCILAR a HOTS AT THE PILPIT.
Washington Post: A St. Louis preacher
oys the curse of the drummer Is pro
fanity, and that most of them go swearing
from one end of the country to the other.
Perhaps If he had a dog or two sicked on
him every day, he would contract the
Philadelphia Record: The clergy and the
teachers of ethics have an almost hopeless
task. Just as they seem to have elevated
the moral standards of the community
something comes along and undoes all
they have accomplished. The Thaw trial
has Just opened in New York.
Minneapolis Journal: Billy Sunday an
nounced at Worthlngton, Minn., that he
was there to fight sin until hell froze over,
and then chase the devil across the ice.
Willie Is some on skates when he gets his
language under him. How would you llko
to be converted to a holy life by such a
well-rounded hobo? , x
Baltimore American: A minister In Mas
sachusetts has started a reform of the
most realistic kind. Rather than have
church fair held to raise funds for the
Increase of his salary, he has gone to
work on week day in a foundry. He prob
ably is the first man with bravery enough
tp take an active stand against the time
honored establishment of church fairs, and
many of his sex will secretly hail It as
courage of the heroic type.
Boston Transcript: In a series of revival
services In a western church one of the
star performer Is that of a whistling
chorus of sixty boys from the Sunday
schools who can whistle gospel tunea "to
beat the band," and some people are
shocked at this lack of regard for things
and themes religious. But why not? Why
Itm't it as well to whistle a gospel hymn
as to render its musio upon some man
made Instrument, and why Isn't the
whistled tune as likely to catch the ear
and the heart of some other boy as Is the
music In any other! form? Whistling the
gospel message about the street Isn't such
a bad Idea, when you come to think of It.
PGRDOAL A.M OT1IKKWISK.
The real test of the pure food law will
come when the inspector start to label
railroad station sandwiches.
Perhaps that British governor can under
stand a Joke, but to most people his talent
In that respect will have to be shown.
Biographies of newly-elected senator con
vey the Impression that the first step on
the road to success is to be born bare
footed. The social season In New York will not
be as brilliant as anticipated, owing to the
limited number of ticket holders to the
When the merry monarch of Jamaica
bumps against the official boot his Impres
sions of the contact will contribute to the
gaiety of nations.
By the time the insurance ballot counters
get through with their S a day Job, It
Is doubtful if the policyholder will know
which ticket they voted.
With a total of 8.8S3 Indictments on hand,
Mr. Rockefeller can afford to decorate his
den with the most unique assortment of
legal souvenirs on record.
it nnt the state 40.000 and the defense
$U3,0u0 to reach a hung Jury In the Shea
case in Chicago. Mr. Shea's supporter re
joiced much over the outcome until the
bill sal presented. Then mirth took wings
and a hasty adjournment wa had.
Tha mutual aggregation of Carnegie
heroes Is much dlnturbed over the unherolc
conduct of a beneficiary. A widow of 19,
whose husband won a medal and $1,000 at
the sacrifice of his life, blew In the money
and eloped with a married man.
You Can't Buy a Better
Piano Than the Kimball
The Kimball Piano represent wonderful skill, experience and cara
In piano making. Many good Judges believe it to be as good aa any piano
made Of course, any one might say the aame thing about any piano. If
so easy to make blgb claims and descriptions read so much alike that the
best (?) piano is often found on paper only.
But we want you to judge the Kimball Piano, not by what we say,
but by thu piano Itself the 1906-07 Kimball, put them to any test or to
any examination you please. Let the iuot experienced expert critics ex
amine them for you. Compare them in appearance, In tone, In action,
with any piano you know of; that's the only way to know the merits ot
the Klmbnll. And that's the way we want the Kimball Judged.
We know what a fine piano the Kimball Island there are 160,000
bona fide satisfied buyers of the Kimball, and they will attest to what
We sell a new Kimball at $355. You certainly want to see the new '
Kimball before spending money for a plauo. It will be to your Interest
to do so.
The Kimball is sold on terms as low as $10 cash and f 10 monthly.
Come In and talk It over.
A. HOSPE CO., 1513 Douglas St.
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SEIIMONS BOII.KU DOWS,
Every deed is born of some creed.
The aimless life always hit misery.
Faith cannot be forced by an appeal to
There are no prises to those who always
A divine discontent alone can lead t
He who kills time is a thief as well u
A man may hide his sins, but . ha cannot
hide his sinfulness.
It I a much a duty to guide your love
a to govern your hate.
Your money loses Its power to help when
it gets into your heart.
The everlasting sermon seldom lends any
to the everlasting salvation.
Some heaven in the heart is the essential
passport to heaven as a home.
The man who pats you on the bnck not
always Is pushing you forward.
It is a great thing to move men, hut it
may be a greater thing to be moved.
There's a good deal of difference between
social prominence and personal eminence.
Bom folks always pray, "Forgive us
our debts" Just before the offering is
If you cannot say No to many trifle
you will never say Yes to any great
A oon a a lazy man finds out what It
costs to be a sun he goes Into the cloud
The law that brings good fruit from good
seed must bring pain and loss from evil
sowing. Chicago Tribune.
DOM K 11C n.KASAMIllKS.
"The stag party old Moneybags gave, I
umlei'Htantl, whs a very "loud' affair."
"I should say It was. The guests were
bursting with laughter and th hoxt Ex
ploding with rage." llaltlmore American.
"How are you getting on with your suit
at Miss Roxley's?'' asked Dudley.
"Kf.lwnrlWI liiwt now." refilled Nprvv.
"Hut her father kicks you out every time
you call, doesn't he?"
"Yes. but he doesn't kick a hard a he
used to." Philadelphia Press.
"Yes." said the sentimental youth, 'there
is no doubt of her devotion. She treasure
all my letters."
"That," said Miss Cayenne, "may be de
votion. And then again it may be fore
sight." Washington Star.
"There seems to be a great lack of unani
mity In your family, Mr. t'omeup."
"No, sir, that ain't the trouble, hut wa
don't appear to be able to git together In
anything." Baltimore American.
Gayley You haven't hnd occasion to ac
oune me of playing poker for two year.
Airs. Gavley Three years, my dear.
Uayley How do you know It's three
Mrs. Gayley BecauHe I've worn this dress
that long, and I got It the lust time I
caught you. Catholic Standard and Times.
IS A FRIKXm.Y SOKT OF WAV,
James Whltcomb Riley.
When a mun alnt got a cent, and he'
feeling kind o' blue.
An' the clouds hang dark an heavy, an
won't let th sunahlne through.
It's a great thing. U, my brethren, for a
fellar Just to lay
His hand upon your shouldor in a friendly
sort o' wayl
It makes a man feel curious; It makes the
An' you sort o' feel a flutter in th region
of the heart;
You can look up and meet hi eyes; you
don't know what to say
When his hand la on your shouldr la a
friendly sort o' wayl
O. the world's ti curious compound, with
its honey and lis gall.
With ltii can) and bitter crosses, but a
good worl' after all;
An" a good Gui muni have made It least
ways, that is what I say.
When a hand is on my shoulder la a
friendly sort o' way.
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