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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
Btate of Nebraska, Douglns County, :
Charles C Rosewater, general manager
of The Bps Publishing company, being duly
sworn, says (hat the actual number of full
and complete copies of The Dally, Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bee printed d'iring tha
tii nth of Fehrunry. U7. was as ioiio.:
I , . 30,100
12... , 31,670
13 v. 31,840
. 2J 31,860
Less unsold and returned copies.
' Net total i 686,657
Dally sverage 31,677
CHARLES B. ROSE WATER,
' General Manager.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
1 before me this 1st day of March, Vft.
'. (Seal) M. B. HUNOATE. -
-.. , .Notary Public.
WHEN OIT OF TOWlt.
fnbacrlbers lesrlnig the) city tem
porarlly should bar Tbs Be'
mailed to them. Address will be
changed as often as requested.
t The ship subsidy bill seems to have
been swamped by an overload of ora
tory. . ' i
No Nebraska United States senator
evor resigned bis position before the
Things must be exceeding quiet in
South Omaha. No annexationist has
been hung In effigy for a week.
'V6 want more men like Roosevelt,"
say 8 'a Boston preacher. Yes, but
where are we going to find them?
Germany is to establish a school for
balloonlsts, probably to give the flying
Dutchman, of whom eo much has been
written, a chance.
Our amiable popocratic contempor
ary bas not as yet a word tq say
where it stands on the perpetuation of
the county jail-feeding graft.,
When a railroad announces that it
1b going to "readjust Its securities,"
It ta a safe sign that the magnates fear
.the stockholders are getting rich too
fast. , ,
It is a little astonishing that only
fifty congressmen are heading for
Panama to examine the canal work
for i themselves. The government Is
to bear the expense.
The Interstate Commerce' commis
sion Inquiry served one purpose, any
way. In refreshing Mr. Harriman's
memory aa to, the number and names
of the railroads of which he Is prefll
The next thing In order Is an an
nouncement from the Northwestern
that its plans for a new freight depot
In Omaha are all off because .the legis
lature won't sneese when Its lobbyists
take snuff. '
A presidential boom has been
started for Senator Knox of Pennsyl
- vanla. The leeBt that may be said for
Senator Knox la that he Is much bet
ter than the usual run of Pennsylvania
The Interstate Commerce co mints
sion has about decided that It will not
call Stuyvesant Fish to answer Mr
Ilarrlman. That would seem to leave
nothing but the Chautauqua circuit
available for Mr. Fish.
Every bank In the country has been
furnished with the number on those
seventeen $10,000 bills stolen from
the Chicago aubtreasury, so you want
to be careful about giving any stranger
change for a S10.000 bill.
Secretary Wilson Is out with another
report, In which he shows that in spite
of the activity of certain big concerns
at Niagara Falls and in Michigan
. towns, the hen la still the greatest
. manufacturer of breakfast food In
Several moss-covered claims re
jected by successive legislatures hjive
In some way or other found a place In
. the appropriation bills pending at Lin
coln. It the law-makers do not cut
out these palpable treasury raids. Gov
ernor Sheldon will have to attend to
them with his little veto hatchet.
The republicans of the Second Min
nesota district who refused to re-elect
Congressman McCleary because of hU
rabid opposition to tariff revision are
'pot expected to 'be proud over his
transfer, from the ranks of the lame
due' s to the position of second assist
ant postmaster general.
the Rtcofw or cnyoneas.
Judged by the enactment of meas
ures of great Importance to the peojilo
at large, the record of the Flfty-nituh
congress Is one of remarkable achieve
ment. No session slnco the war has
had to deal with so many subjects of
Vital public interest. Other congi-wcB
have been noted for patrn?e of special
acts, like the Dtngloy, law. the Mr
KInley tariff bill and the oM standard
8t. but to the Fifty-ninth congress
must be conceded the distinction of sur
passing all Its predecessors In the num
ber and scope of law affecting too
general welfare. The congross was
the first in the Individual administra
tion of President Roosevelt and a re
sume of its work shows a siren 'ions
two years, from the government point
Among the great measures enacted
by the Fifty-ninth congress may be
The railroad rate law.
The pure food' law.
The meat Inspection law.
The Vemoval of the tax on alcohol used
In the Industrial arts.
The amended Immigration law to make
Japanese exclusion possible.
The law limiting the hours of work for
The Increase of, pay of letter carriers
and postofllce clerks.
The reduction of the pay of railways
for carrying the mails.
The Aldrlch bill for a reissue of gold
certificates and greenbacks into bills of
The reform of the consitlar service.
The reorganisation of the artillery.
The granting of a general service pen
sion to survivors of the Mexican and
civil wars. .
A measure authorising an Investigation
of the condition of women and child
A law granting the right of appeal by
the government In criminal cases.
A measure providing for an Inquiry Into
the business of the express companies
and their relation to the railroad rate law.
In addition, congress ratified treaties
with Santo Domingo and Morocco and
enacted a great deal of legislation of
an Important character, many bills be
ing designed to strengthen existing
laws In keeping witbr the new policies
of the president.
Credit for this harvest of beneficent
laws must be shared by the president,
the people and the congress in the or
der named. When the president. In the
closing months of his first partial term,
began outlining his plana for legisla
tion, he addressed a congress either
lukewarm or hostile. He was declared
U be unreasonably radical andthe
senate, especially, hesitated at lend
ing him bo-operation. In letters, public
speeches and other public ways, the
president appealed directly to the peo
ple, who responded with such enthu
siasm that congress, at first hesitat
ingly and then enthusiastically, rallied
to his Bupport and made possible the
railroad rate law, the pure food law
and other great measures already
proving of manifest' benefit to the
,GUJRD THE HOME
Cardinal Gibbons was not preaching
for Omaha when he expressed his
views on indecent Journalism, but
what he said may be taken to have
particular application 'to newspaper
conditions in this city as well as in
other cities. The rule which the car
dinal would have each person enforce
for himself is this: -
Rigidly exclude from your house
hold all books and pamphlets which
are hostile to religion and good mor
als. Never admit into your homes
any newspaper or periodical which
ventilates obscene new and licentious
scandals. ' . .
The evil influence of poison-spreading
newspapers, especially- upon the
minds of the young, cannot be exag
gerated, yet men who are careful to
protect the physical health of their
wives and children often thoughtlessly
expose their morals to contamination
by vicious reading Introduced Into the
home under the grilse of a newspaper.
The number of people, however, who
observe the cardinal's precept is grow
ing greater every day, and the mer
chant who wishes to advertise hla
wares legitimately must take notice
that the only way to reach the home
Is to advertise In newspapers that are
fit to be taken into the home.
RAILWAY HPKED AND 8AFETY.
On the eve of . his transfer to the
Treasury department. Postmaster Gen
eral Cortelyou has Issued Instructions
defining the attitude of the Postofflce
department regarding fast mail trains.
He says lhat while the department
should Insist upon the most expeditious
service feasible, it should not exert Its
authority to such an extent as to com
pel the establishment of railroad ached
ules Inconsistent with entire safety to
all persons carried on mail trains. Ap
parently Mr. Cortelybu la under the
generally shared but erroneous in
preselon that the frequency of acci
dents on American railways is due
largely to the excessive epeed of mall
and fast passenger trains. The records
and the testimony of the most expert
railway managers of the cowntry show
that but a very small number of the
many accidents of the last few years
can be traced to excessive speed.
The constant public demand Is for
more rapid transportation. Time is an
essential element In business affairs.
and the railroads are constantly try
ing to meet this demand'. The public
approves and applauds every time-
cutting schedule adopted by the rail
roads for their fast train service, pay
ing extra fares for the privilege of
riding on limited trains, while the
railroad that would attempt to lengthen
Its train schedules, In the Interest of
safety, would doubtless suffer" a loss
of patronage and be charged with lack
of enterprise. Even with this compe
titlon In response to the demand for
TIIE OMAUAJDAILY DEE; TUESDAY. MAKCII
greater speed, the number of accidents
to the fast trains Is small. The Dur-
llngton railway, for example, inaugu
rated the first fast mall service In the
country, between Chicago and Omaha,
twenty-seven years ago. In that time
It has rarely missed a schedule and
has never had an accident, and that
record Is closely approached by all the
fast trains of the country.
Investigations Into recent railroad
wrecks show the causes to be almost
entirely in defective equipment or In
competent trainmen. The railroads
that operate the fait mail trains and
passenger flyers equip them with the
most Improved engines and cars, sub
ject to dally Inspection, and place them
In charge of the most experienced and
competent engineers and trainmen.
With such equipment and management,
no speed obtainable Is reckless, In the
opinion of railway experts, an opinion
that seems to be justified by the record.
On the other hand, any speed le dan
gerous when railway companies use
decrepit cars', imperfect engines and
run them with Incompetent trainmen
over roadbeds and bridges below the
ordinary standards of Vquipment.
VPTO THEIR OLD TRICKS.
It has been the practice of
braska railroads whenever they find
they cannot have their own way Just
as they want it jto endeavor to retali
ate on the public. It haa not often
happened In Nebraska that the rail
roads have been unhorsed, but when
ever their demands have been rejected
orthey have been called to account for
reckless disregard of public rightB,
they have invariably resorted to all
sorts of schemes to make the law odi
ous or burdensome to patrons and
To cite one example still freshen
mind, the action of the State Boar of
Assessment three yeara ago raising the
taxable valuation of the railroad prop
erty to something nearer its true rela
tion was followed immediately by re
fusal of the railroads to pay their
taxes and an . appeal to the, , federal
courts to prevent the state authorities
from collecting them In the same way
that taxes .are collected from private
Individuals. As a consequence of this
refusal of the railroads to pay their
taxes, the different counties and other
subdivisions of the state were seri
ously embarrassed and many school
districts were compelled actually to
close their schools for lack of fuuds,
while the railroad taxes were with
held. The railroads pursued their
bat-blind policy clear up to the su
preme court of the United States, only
to lose out ignominiously with. a de
cree that requires them, to pay the full
amount originally levied and Interest
penalties on the disputed taxes be
sides Another example a Uttlo more re
mote will be recalled in the refusal
of Hhe .railroads to erect viaducts to
protect human Ufa at the main arter
ies of traffic over their tracks In this
city. Here, too, they appealed to' the
courts. To emphasize their dis
pleasure they compelled the people of
Omaha to put up for years with a cow
hed passenger depot' that would have
been a disgrace to a. village way
station. Their viaduct cases likewise
went up to the supreme court of the
United States, where they were beaten
t almost every point. They then
built the viaducts and would doubt
less now concede that they are among
the best Investments they ever made.
Our Nebraska railroad managers
like the Bourbons, seem to forget
nothing and to learn nothing. They
have repeatedly sown the wind to reap
the whirlwind, but apparently have
not yet learned when to exercise dis
SENATOR SPOOLER'S RETIREMENT.
The legislative branch of the federal
government loses one of its most effec
tive and active members In the retire
ment of John C. Spooner of Wisconsin
from the United States senate. Senator
Spooner's resignation, Just tendered to
the governor of Wisconsin, has occa
signed genuine surprise, both in Wis-
consin and at Washington, as he is
recognized to be now at the very xenlth
of his successful' career, a leader in
the great law-making body at Wash
ington, secure in the confidence of his
constituents at home, even though op
posed by a party faction controlling the
Wisconsin Btate offices, and generally
recognized as one of the few members
of the congress who measures up to
the specifications of real statesman
ship. His published statement assigns
a necessity and determination to re
turn to the practice of law as his reason
for retiring from public and official
life at this time.
Congenial as his service. In the sen
ate must have been, for he in a born
debater, parliamentarian and law
maker,. Mr. Spooner has remained In
the public service against his wilt and
best judgment. When he had served
but half of the term In the .'.senate, to
which he had been elected In 1897, he
announced his determination not to be
a candidate for re-election in 1903, but,
In spite of this declaration, was almost
unanimously re-electe,d. Party condi
tions were such in his state and the
nation that he felt he could not resist
the honor, and he has given his time
and best energy to his senatorial duties
for four years. Now his decision to
retire, he asserts, is irrevocable.
While no specific legislation passed
by congress is known as "the Spooner
law," Senator Spooner has left his Im
press upon nearly every Important
measure passed by congress during his
service. He is a great parliamentary
debater, unquestionably the best con
stitutional lawyer in the senate and
has been of greatest value to the eon-
I gress and the uatloa In whipping pend-
Ing legislation Into shape to stand the
constitutional test applied by the
courts. As a member of the steering
committee of the senate, chairman1 of
the committee on rules, a member of
the committees on judiciary, foreign
relations and finance, Mr. Spooner haa
been one of the hardest worked mem
bere. He has been ofiered but declined
several cabinet positions and diplo
matic posts, feeling that the senate
was more to his liking.
Men of Senator Spooner's stamp and
experience may command their own
salaries in the legal . profession today
and the announcement of his future
plans, when it comes, will doubtless be
such as to furnish a sufficient financial
reason for his regretted retirement
from the public service.
Congress has ill success In getting
ahead of President Roosevelt. West
ern senators secured an amendment to
the agricultural appropriation bill.
placing marked restrictions upon the
president's authority to create new
forest reserves. The amendment was
adopted ' at the Instance of certain
western senators bitterly opposed to
the efforts of President Roosevelt to
conserve the forest and public lands of
the west and rescue them from the
land grabbers and Lumber trust. The
president signed the bill, with the to
him obnoxious amendment, but before
doing so he Issued a little proclamation
creating thirty-two new forest reserves.
which will about take care of the sec
tion he has been trying to save to the
government. The Benate will have to
set Its alarm clock a few hours earlier
if It.wants to get ahead of the man at
the White House.
Isn't It pretty near time to stop the
prize-fighting exhibitions that are be
ing pulled off in Omaha? The mere
fact that we have a cowboy mayor who
throws a rope over distinguished
guests and Issues proclamations ask
ing the people to "Jar loose" Is no
good reason why Omaha should aspire
to be the pugilistic center of the
United States. .
Congressman Pollard ( haa been
named as one of the committee of fif
teen from the house- of representa
tives to participate officially in the
formal opening of the Jamestown ex
position. The gentleman from i the
Slrst Nebraska district Is entitled to
several honorary bOquets to make up
for that f 1.800 returned to the fed
No one has yet offered an explana
tion why 'any South Omaha school
teacher should object to be raised up
to the higher salary level that prevails
In the Omaha public schools and given
the same, protection of civil service
rules by which Omaha school teachers
enjoy practically good behavior
The government has appropriated
$10,000,000 for the purchase of sites
for public buildings In Washington.
As the government is paying Washing
ton real estate men rentals amounting
to more than $1,000,000 annually the
investment may turn out to be a good
The graft of the Douglas county
sheriffs on county jail feeding and on
fake mileage claims to the state seems
to have been worked by democrats
and republicans alike. It Is high
time to put an end to the whole shady
business without regard to politics..
The Interstate Commerce commis
sion will make Omaha the point of In
vestigation of the charge that the ex
press companies are dipping into the
fruit business. Omaha will be pleased
to entertain the commissioners as long
as they want to stay with us.
While Secretary Shaw goes to New
York to engage In business, he will
leave one of those "Welcome" door
mats in front of his Iowa home so
long as there Is chance of the presi
dential nomination-making a hunt for
It must b6 ad dlsap!Kintment to
General Grosvenor to be compelled to
retire from congress without securing
the enactment of a ship subsidy law,
which would be of such' great benefit
to the coastwise trade of Ohio.
"Some men should send their repu
tations to the laundry every few days,"
says an exchange. It wouldn't help.
Even a good- reputation would come
back with frayed edges after a few
trips to the average laundry.
(iron ml Floor Dealings.
It looks as if the practice of corporation
managers In 'buying stocks of themselves
as individuals is the modern version of not
letting their left hands know what their
right hands are doing.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
- Some of the railroad compunles hava
abandoned contemplated Improvements on
account of hostile legislation in the states
whore the improvements were to have
been made. This kind of retaliation may
eventually return to plague the railroads.
The Road to Preferment.
Ban Francisco Chronicle.
Secretary Shaw is to assume the manage
ment of a big trust conceVn In New York.
Comment Is sometimes made on the fact
that men of exceptional ability are willing
to accept the small salaries paid by the
government for filling- positions of gtest re
sponsibility; but, when we consider the
number of thuse graduated from public
life Into Jobs in which the emoluments are t to disfranchise the singls voters. Next,
of the highest, we have an Inkling" of the PreslderM Roosevelt will be sending a spe
iiiovlng cauwe with many cf the successful, j clal message to congress advising drastic
The vtagvs while "working for Uncle Sam j legislation, with proper penalties, attached,
may not be big. but If a man performs his fur the seliih rrlnie of single bl ssedness,
duties for htm In great shape, he mokes a I and to stop any possible venue of erctpe
name for himself which proves a One step- j which might open to the wretched, lu.ntej
plng-sloue to future preferment. j creatures. Kelt year Is leup year.
RKVKRSIXO Til K mMMRRCML (1.18
Fremont Tribune: The members of the
Omaha Commercial club have repudiated
the a?tlon it the hoard of riirrctors In pro
testing against the passage of a 2-crnt
passensrr fare Mil by the legislature. Thi
Tribune has called attention to the demands
n.ado upon the Fremont club for special
favors and the hoard of dlnctors will need
be cnreful not to shew too mu h favoritism
to the corporations, under the stimulus of
certain of Its members, If It be not repri
manded by the membership when the mem
bership hns an opportunity to speak.
Norfolk News: The Omaha Commerclnl
club has turned a somersault on the 2
cent passenger fare law In Nebraska. Refill-
the measure was assured, the Omaha
Commcrclalrluh, through Its properly au
thorised executive committee, .passed reso
lutions against the proposed bill. The
club allowed the matter to stand until after
the law had been parsed and become as
sured. Then the resolution was rescinded
and another resolution was passed, en
dorsing the measure which Oovernor Shel
don Is about to sign, Omaha views the
t-cent faro matter from a perfectly selfish
Uehllng Times: The executive committee
of the Commerclnl club of Omaha took
upon Itself to speak for the people of that
city against the 2-cent passenger rate.
What Influence caused supposably sane
men to assume the right to speak for the
city of Omnba Is hard to tell. The gentle
men, however, who assumed to be It got
a hnrd Jnr when the Omaha people spoke.
The club has once or twice before assumed
they were the wholc thing, and those pool
plnyers In 1he upper story of the club room
were awakened to the fact that Omaha
was It, and they were. nit.
Tekamnh Herald: The executive committee
of the Omnlia Commercial club received a
Jolt Inst Saturday from the membership
that made them "sit up and take notice."
The executive committee went on record
by published Vesolutlon that they were op
posed to the 2-cent passenger rate bill that
was then pending In the legislature. The
membership would not stand for the mis
representation and called n special session
and turned the executive committee down
by a vote of ever 20 to 1. Editor Rose
water of The Bee and Editor Hitchcock of
the World-Herald are to be commended for
the hot stuff that they handed the sixteen
fellows who dares to pine the membership
of a thousand In a false light. Other clubs
have Just reasons to do likewise Executive
committees are servants of the member
ship, and should ascertain and represent
the. sentiment of the majority or be rele
gated to the rear.
Grand Island Independent: The Omaha
Commercial club not only did the right
thing, but also a good thing for the com
mercial Interests of Omaha when It em
phatically set aside the dictum of a small
executive committee In pronouncing Omaha
to be opposed to the 2-cent fare rate. Tho
executive committee, without consulting
the wishes of the members In the matter,
had adopted a resolution declarWig it the
sense of the club, or at least letting that
Impression go out. that the 2-cent fare leg
islation was Inimical to the best Interests
of Omaha and the state. It had, In other
words, permitted Itself to be used as a
catBpnw for the railroad managers, and
while the matter cf correcting the false re
port as to the sense of the club may have
been a little severe upon the executive com
mittee. It could scarcely be avoided and
will probably prove a wholesome precedent
for the future work of the club.
Lincoln News: Omaha has so long been
out of Joint with the rest of the state that
It Is a pleasing surprise to note the man
ner In which the Obmmerclal club there
repudiated the action of Its executive com
mittee, whlotrecently Issued a pronuncla
mento aalnsf 2-cent fare legislation In
Nebraska.. If It had no other effect on
Omaha to lose the United States senatoV
ship, it seems to have caused an awaken
ing among the population there to the
knowledge that their town can expect small
consfderatlon In a political way so long as
It stands out In opposition to things that
are Intended to promote the welfare of
Nebraska. . By continuing to manifest a
decent sympathy- with the Interests of the
whole state, Omaha can do Itself more
good than It will ever be able to accom
plish by standing out for special favors
from the railroads which discriminate
against every other community In Ne
braska. The special favors are certain to
be abolished, and the Missouri river town
hay helped itself by mussllng the executive
Hastings Tribune: The Omaha Commer
cial club did the right thing by repudiating
the action of the committee which placed
the club on record as being against the
2-cent railway fare and terminal taxation.
It-was the only Just and. proper thing for
the club to do Victor Rosewater made a
good point In favor of the 2-cent passenger
rate when he said that he started out
against a flat rate including all branch linss
and Bmall roads for fear that It would not
stand the tests of he courts. But now the
railroads have put themselves In a po
sition where they can not get out of carry
ing passengers at 2 cents a mile on every
mile of railroad In Nebraska. They have
decided on a 2-cent per mile interchange
able mileage book, and when they offer to
carry a man for 2 cents providing he buys
a mileage book they can not say that it Is
confiscatory to compel them to carry a
man sitting in the Bame seat for another
2' cents. By repudiating the action of a
committee the Omaha Commercial club has
vindicated Itself, and It has shown to the
state that It Is not an organised body of
railroad boosters. However, It would have
come with more grace had the Commercial
club acted before the legislature fixed
Hastings Republican:. The Omaha Com
mercial club has reversed Itself. A few
days ago a few of the members of the
executive committee of that organisation
thought It would be a pretty clever move
to get together and pass a resolution con
demning the 2-eent fare bill before the leg
(Hluture without the aid or consent of tho
balance of the club members. This action
stirred "up the hottest political row ever
known In the history of that organization.
Siturday the members of the club turned
out enmasee and not only roasted tho
frllows who presumed to carry the opinions
of tho balance of the club members In their
vest pockets, loit repsdlated their action
and almost unanimously endorsed the -
cent bill, as. well as the terminal taxation
bill. The only ones voting "No" were
three or four railroad officials present.
There was a warm exchange of words be
tween Victor Rosewater of The Bee and
General Manag r Holdrege of the Burling
ton. In which young Mr. Rosewater told the
Burlington official that he would as soon
take the word of an underling as . his
(Holdredge's) word. This tilt was a some
what conspicuous demonstration that
Editor Rosewater Is a chip off the old
block In other words, has some of the
fighting blood of Ms Illustrious father In
BelBshness of Hocbelors.
The unfortunate bachelors of the nation
have fallen on hard limes. Various states
are contemplating their taxation, and now
'. comes eKtlTesldent Cleveland's suggestion
Make a delicious, healthful ' food.
A pure, cream of tartar Powder,,
A can o! Royal Baking powder contains many
more teaspoons foil of baking powder than a can
of the heavy acid-laden phosphate or alam powders.
The Southern Ohio Gns company has hnd
to pay Samuel Beatty $101 for the loss of
his whiskers. This explains the hauRhty
demeanor of the full-bearded.
To any one wlth time to follow the
cross-examination of the New Jersey
alienist In the New York trial it must be
evident that people presumed to be sane
can pull oft "mental fulmlnallons" as
readily as those In padded cells.
Mrs. Styvesant Fish of New York has set
a somewhat costly example in the matter
of her men servants' liveries. Brass but
tons have disappeared from the Fish estab
lishment as too commonplace and now tho 1
butler, the footman and ojher liveried ser
vants sport buttons of solid gold engraved
with the monogram "8. F."
Ransford D. Buckman of Worcester,
Mass., recently appointed naval adviser to
the sultan of Turkey, Is now In command
of the fleet which guards the Bosphorus
and the Dardanelles, with the rank if ad
miral. Ills first experience as a sailor was
gained on the great lakes, where he was a
cabin boy. Now. at 40, he Is an admiral.
Brander Matthews aometlmes treats his
Columbian pupils to a somewhat bewilder
ing exhibition of word Juggling. He l
giving his English literature class as brief
dissertation on a certain living author
whose works he does not greatly admire.
"He may have taken a four-year course In
Ignorance," said Prof. Matthews, "but he
must have been born very Ignorant, too.
For at his early age he could not possibly
have acquired all the Ignorance he pos
sesses." MEN WHO SIDKSTEP RELIGION.
I'narallantly Shun the Financial Bur
den on Women.
Men of all creeds or none will feel like
going up to Rev. Earl C. Davis of Pltts
fleld, Mass., slapping him on the back
and hailing him as "brother." He has as
serted his manliness, and as it Is of the
very best brand they wlfl wish to recognise
and Indorse It
Mr. Davis Is the pastor of a little church
which found Itself too poor to pay the
salary It had promised and sought to make
up the deficit In ways which didn't meet
with his approval. So he said to hla con
'I ask you to rVducefmy salary $300 per
year and to refrain from raising money
by suppers and church fairs. A man SO
year old, six feet .tall and weighing 175
pounds Is lacking In self-respect If he haa
his salary paid In part by. the hard work
'I want your permission to go to work.
A position Is awaiting me in the produc
tion department of the Stanley Electric
works. I desire your consent to accept It
This Is a bold stand, but an honest one.
It is needed, too, and it will be popular,
not alone for the high opinion it will breed
of Mr. Davis personally, but on account
of the telling blow It will administer to a
grievous evil In church affairs. Slipshod
business means a, slipshod religion. If
churchgoers haven't enough of the love of
God In their hearts to treat their ministers
honorably, they will acquire no further
grace through . the medium of a church
oyster stew, a raffle or a necktie party. '
It Is the women of a church who devise
wondrous schemes for making money in
which they do many things which are per
sonally repugnant to their gentle and re
fined natures. And these schemes are all
to "work" man when he will not do his
straightforward duty in the matter of re
ligious contributions. The women should
Mr. Davis haa pointed out the way for
ttuyn and the clergy. He haa pointed out
the way, also, for men of enough sensitive
ness to appreciate the rebuke and profit by
It. If ' a minister Is willing to work at a
trade rather than impose upon women for
his salary, let the men work a little over
tlme'themselves and give this extra money
to their minister. They should feel better
and he certainly will.
U nee da
Says I to myself
says I they
NOTHING IS STRONGER THAN CUSTOM
IS QUITE THE CUSTOM IN OMAHA BECAUSE BEST
VICTOR WHITE COAL CO., 1605 Farm m -Tel. Doug. 127
m is lis.
"Here Is a statement by Booker Wash
ington that the negroes In the I'nlted States
have aeuulred landed property greater In
area than the whol of Holland."
"Well, that certainly bents the Dutch."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Came near being a bad fire at tha
theater last night."
"How wns that ?"'
"The villain lit a cigarette and tosed his
match Into the snow." Washington Herald.
First Cannibal Is this a dry town?
Second Cannibal Yes, Indeed; you have
to eat a sandwich man before you can get
a drink. New York Sun,
"Young man," snld the preacher, "do you
know that you nre sowing the wlndt"
"ThHsh all rl'. I sin" goln' round blowln'
about it, am I?" Chicago ReOord-Herald.
"Too bad about Keene. There's a fund of
good humorous stuff In the antics of the
would-be society people in his new neigh
"Well, he's Just the fellow to take advan
tage of that for his funny sketches."
"Yes, but his wife Is trying to get Into
society there." Philadelphia Cat hollo
"Do you believe In the faith cure?"
"Yes," answered the robust man; "It t
least does something to counteract the
tendency of people to overdose themselves."
"Yes." said Lovett, "I was engaged t
"So I understand." remarked Newltt.
"She told me she was an old flame of
. "That's pretty near right. She certainly
did burn up my money." Indianapolis
The magnate was on the stand.
"You have given millions for the educa
tion of the people?" suggested the lawyer.
"Where did you get them?"
"Out of the system of educating the peo
ple," responded the magnate. Philadelphia
"Mrs. Gaddabout can't keep a secret.'
"Oh, yes, she can."
"What makes you think so?"
"She. told me a half doxen of yours she
was keeping." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Why do you hate him so?"
"He and 1 were lovers once, and we quar
relled." "Was that all?"
"No. He came to me and we both ac
knowledged .that we were partly wrong.
Then we agreed to forgive and forget."
"Yes?" - ',
"He has forgotten." Chicago Record
Herald. "Officer," said the man with the slight
limp. "I'm a stranger here. Can you tell
me where I will find a numismatist?"
"Yes, sir," responded the policemaiyat the
crossing. "There's one down there In the
next block on the fourth floor of the build
ing with the brown front. He'll take 'era
off for you for 50 cents apiece. First on
WHO IS MOLLIS CODDLE f
lOLLI CODDLE f ..
l in New York World!,
W. J. Lampton in New York World!,
Pray, who is Molly Coddle,
WJiom the President dislikes.
Arvdat whose harmless weakness
He so vigorously strikes?
Is she kin to Mamie Taylorv
That maiden or renown
Who Is known and somewhat courted
At every bar In town?
Is she kin to Helen Biases,
Another lassie who
Hns got a reputation
That la warm enough for twoT
Is she any kin to Kitty
. Who always gets the rake-off
In the great American game?
Is she kin to Sara Toga,
Who's an angel without wings,
A most attractive spinster
Of fifty-seven springs?
Is she any kin to Salllo,
Sweet Sallle Lun, you know.
Who always takes the bakery
At every cake walk show?
Is she any kin to Charlotte,
Charlotte Russ, the fluffy maid.
Who is In desert places -Apputizlngly
Is she any kin to Hlttle,
The maid who knocks to win.
The belle of the solar plexus,"
The lovely Hlttle Maglnn?
Then who Is Mollle Coddle,
Of so much college fame?
Is she Miss Nancy Harvard
Under another name?
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