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Ptate of Nebraka, Douglas County, S.:
Qeorgn B. Tzschuck, treasurer of The
Bee Publishing company, being duly
sworn. ays that the actual number of
full and complete copies of The Dally,
Morning, Evening and Sunday Bee printed
during the month of August, 1908. was as
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(Seal.) ROBERT HUNTKit.
WHEN OUT OF TOWN.
Subscribers leaving- the city tem
porarily should hnve The Bee
mailed to them. Address will bo
changed aa often aa requested.
Remember where you left the storm
"What becomes of all the pins?"
asks an exchange. They get stuck.
It Is pleasing to not that every
thing Is now Pacific at Atlantic City.
' A law guaranteeing the percentages
of the base ball teams would also help.
"What Is American humor?" asks
the New York Times. Well, most of
It is Irish.
The democrats are up to their old
trick of predicting a landslide while
expecting a snowslide.
"How old Is Adlal Stevenson?" asks
a reader. Don't know exactly, but he
Is old enouKh to know better.
Mr. Bryan should offer an amend
ment providing for the guaranty of
money deposited In Pullman berths.
Back to names once more, Mr. Trot-
a candidate for the legislative
nomination In Missouri, won In a walk.
If Castro must be spanked there
should be no objection to the job being
done by the nation that wears wooden
The New York Wwld has come out
as a democratic organ, but still admits
that it docs not know just what a dem
If Mr. Bryan could have his way
doubtless he would assign Mr. Parker
to do all his speech-making in Penn
sylvania. The nursery vote will be for Mr.
Bryan If he will devise some Bcheme
for guaranteeing the deposits in the
"The negroes will all vow for
Bryan," says Colonel Watterson, who
loses none of his capacity for being
tunny as the years pass on.
If Mr. Gompcrs had an idea that he
could control the votea of the laboring
men of the country he would ue run
ning for president himself.
"Marry a bright woman for success
and a pretty one for happiness," says
an exchange. Just try it and see how
quickly you'll bo arrested for bigamy.
The manner In which it is support
ing a candidate it thoroughly dislikes
ought to entitle the New York World
to one of Mr. Carnegie's hero medals.
That Pullmau porttr who returned
Mr. Bryan's wallet containing $500
will doubtless have his name printed
in the list of donors to the campaign
The Chicago & Alton has ordered
1,000 steel cars and the Commoner de
nounces It as "a desperate campaign
trick." Returning prosperity will find
no "Welcome" mat at the door of the
"Why is it," asks Mr. Bryan, "that
the republican party is so much more
extravagant than the democratic party
in the expenditure cf public money?"
Chances are it is because the demo
crats do not have a chance to spend
A number of New Yorl: girls have
agreed never to marry men who do not
shave every morning and put en clean
shirts before breakfast. Those glrl
are perhaps unwittingly aiding the
president in his schema to keep the
loys aa the fam
OMAHA' WOOL MAHKtT.
Early in October a committee ap
pointed by the National Wool Grow
ers' association at Its recent convention
will visit Omaha for the purpose of as
certaining what this city has to offer
and what the business men of Omaha
are prepared to do to induce the asso
ciation to make Omaha the central
point for the storage and sale of west
ern wool. The purpose of tho growers
Is to find a central point at which the
wool clip may be stored and held, for
a favorable market, Instead of being
sold, as at present, at prices deter
mined upon by eastern buyers. St.
Joseph, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Chi
cago, Denver and St. Louis are also
seeking the location of the warehouse.'
The Commercial club and the bank
ers of Omaha have already made their
showing to the wool growers, assuring
financial and business support equal to
that offered by any other city. .With
that Important question settled, there
remains the point of desirability of lo
cation, to best accommodate the wool
growers of the great western section
of the country. Omaha offers advan
tages that cannot be equaled by any
other western city. The question is
almost entirely one of railroad facili
ties and accessibility. That essential
eliminates St. Louis, Salt Lake, St.
Joseph, Denver, Minneapolis and St.
Paul without argument. Shipment to
either of those cities would be the di
verting of the wool from the regular
route to the markets in the mill dis
tricts of the Atlantic coast and would
entail an Increase In freight rates that
would more than offset any advance
In price that might accrue from storage
at a convenient point. This objection
cannot be urged against Omaha. The
city is practically the center of the
wool-prodnclng section of the we?t and
its splendid railroad facilities makes
It a natural storage and rebhipnlne
point. The force of this geographical
advantage is well illustrated by statis
tics, taken from the report of tho fed
eral Department of Agriculture.
On January 1, 1908, there were
54,631,000 sheep on the American
farms, of which 31,800,000 In round
numbers were located west of the Mis
sissippi river, not counting the Texas
and Oklahoma holdings. The bulk of
the other sheep were found in New
York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan,
Wisconsin ana the New England states,
and do not figure at all in the plans
for the western warehouse. The wool
clip from far more than half of the
sheep of the nation comes from states
that have direct and prompt railway
connections with the Omaha market.
The states of Wyoming, Montana, Col
orado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washing
ton, California aad Nevada alone have
28,000,000 sheep, or more than half
th nation's supply, and every railroad
operating in those states has direct
connection and traffic arrangements
with Omaha. The total wool clip of
1907 was 428,000,000 pounds, of
which 238,000,000, ormore thanlialf,
came from the nine states above named
8,8 directly tributary to Omaha.
a wool storage warenouse with a
large capacity has already been estab
lished in Omaha and those interested
In the development of the market
stand prepared to furnish guaranty
that warehouse facilities will be sup
plied in this city for every pound of
wool produced in the great west coun
try. Omaha is the natural and logical
place for the location of the proposed
warehouse by the National Wool Grow
ers' association, as even casual investi
gation should convince the committee
charged with the duty of selecting the
TVK PRlFFSSIdX OF ITSA' ESS.
The student class, the general pub
lic and the educators of the nation will
find a peculiar special interest in the
opening at Harvard university on Oc
tober 1 of the new "Graduate School
of Business Administration," the an
nounced purpose of which is "to estab
lish business training on a professional
Of the need of such an institution
there can be no question, the only
proposition being of its general effect
upon the course of study l6ng recog
nized as the essential feature of col
legiate educntlon. The Harvard au
thorities apparently understand and
appreciate the complications that will
result from this new departure, and
they announce that the school does
not seek to decry or supplant the fa
rious "business colleges" that have
sprung up throughout the country in
response to tho demand for helpers
in the various commercial and indus
trial enterprises. They take the posi
tion that there is a constant and grow
ing demand for the highest type of
business man, educated in the broad
est principles of commerce and Indus
try, and state that it is the purpose
of this new courso of study to supply
this demand, without Infringing upon
the work of the ordinary commercial
This action by Harvard is a formal
recognition of business training as
worth fully as much as the rigidly
academic in the life of the day. It
promises to break dawn tho barrier
that has too long existed between
American colleges ar.d the chiif pur
suits of Americans. Daily evidence Is
being furnished of the nation's de
mand for trained business men. Con
centration and specialization have
little time or patience to await the
slow working of the Individual toward
efficiency in industrial management.
The demand Is for men educated in
the broad principles of business and
industry, an education that ia hardly
attempted in the commercial colleges,
and It la this demand the new course
of study is designed to meet.
The new course of study Includes
teaching of the fundamental principles
of transportation, banking, promotion,
organisation, finance, public adminis
tration, consular service, accounting
and Insurance and other lesser fea
tures of commercial and industrial
activity. There are no courses in
stenography, bookkeeping, telegraphy,
salesmanship or any of the studies that
are usually taught In business colleges.
The plan of the university authorities
is to equip its graduates with a deeper
knowledge of commercial and Indus
trial laws. In order to graduate men
capable of quickly Joining their en
ergies with other men who have been
turned out of business colleges or out
Of the school of experience Into the
commercial and industrial activities of
. While time will be required to test
the value of the Harvard experiment,
the outlook Is promising, in view of
the demand for men of high mental
attainment for leadership in American
industrial and commercial. life.
VICTIMS OF PEJCF.
Again the . doctors of the country
have spread before the world the roll
of victims of the insane notion that
patriotism la best shown by explosion
of gunpowder. On the last Fourth of
July 108 lives were offered on the altar
of "celebration," 104
either one or both eyes
and 5 460 j
others were Injured in some decree.
This Is an appalling list, and more
than justifies the inquiry as to whether
the exuberance of American spirits on
the country's birthday can not find a
less dangerous but equally satisfactory
"Every one of these unfortunates,"
says tho Journal of the American Mc.l-
Ical Association, which has gathered
the statistics, "represents an absolutely
unnecessary and wanton sacrifice to a
senseless and barbaric sacrifice of what
constitutes a 'good time,' and is an
additional evidence of tho cheapness
cf human life in the United States.
Furthermore, the greater part of these
casualties represent actual violation of
the law, for there are few towns or cit
ies which have not statutes forbidding
the useW revolvers and cannon crack
ers, at least, in Fourth of July celebra
tions. But, no matter how .nuch agi
tation there may be, or how much legis
lation the 'city fathers' may provide,
the 'spirit Of independence' continues
to manifest itself by violating every law
of public safety or common sense, and
patriotism Is attested by loss of lives,
fingers, eyes and cuticle. All this ab
surd personal and civic mutilation is,
after all, but one of the many manifes
tations of the disregard for life and
property with which our country con
tinually shocks and amazes the rest of
No account is here taken of the loss
to the community In the way of po
tential wealth as the result of the
killing and maiming of these victims.
This item should be enlarged to the
sum totaled for actual destruction of
property and the expense of maintain
ing the crippled survlviors of the an
nual Inferno of "independence," and
the cost In wealth will be apparent.
While efforts are being bent to save
life and property in other directions,
this field would seem to invite atten
tion. Let us have a safe and sane
Fourth of July.
lMPRUVtNO THE UAKK1SO LAWS.
Congress has been exceedingly re
luctant in the past to make any
changes in the national banking act,
but the discussion that has been in
progress for a year or more on dif
ferent phases of the currency and
financial questions appears to have
aroused an interest which will force
early action looking to certain amend
ments of the existing law. The Na
tional City bank of New York has re
cently addressed a circular letter to
bankers throughout the country and to
members of congress, suggesting cer
tain amendments that In the main ap
pear admirable. These recommenda
tions are the result of careful study
and exchange of opinions by some of
the leading bankers and financial ex
perts of the nation.
The first suggestion Is that officers
and directors of banks be required to
make a showing of their liabilities to
their, own Institutions. There should
be no room for a difference of opinion
on that proposition. Too many banks
have already been wrecked by the lend
ing of money to the officers and di
rectors of the Institutions. This in
formation should be made public and
such loans should bo made only with
great, care and with the approval of
the full board of directors of the in
stitution. The second recommendation is for
an amendment prohibiting outside cor
porations from owning stock in a na
tional bank. The present la'w forbids
banks from owning stock in other cor
porations, but there is nothing to pre
vent outside corporations from getting
control of national bank 6tocks. In the
recent financial trouble in New York
it was shown that certain trust com
panies and other corporations had se
cured control of a chain of hanks and
used them for the exploitation of in
dustrial combinations that dealt
heavily in watered stock and were
forced to the wall In the depression
that came on in October. The bank
should bo limited to a banking busi
ness and its ownership should not be
allowed to get into control of other
These are the chief recommenda
tions, but there are several others of
more or less importance. One pro
vides for a strict limitation of the
amount that may be loaned by a bank
to a single borrower. The present law
limits this amount to JO per cent of
the bank's capital stock, but the law
has been ignored in many cases with
disastrous results. The National City
bank suggests that this be axneuded
to limit euch loans to a certain per
cent of the total loans of tho bank, the
object being to place a limit upon dis
counts of commercial paper emanating
from a single source or from sources
which are closely related.
In addition to th'.e suggestions, it
Is recommended that duplicate reports
be made to tho comptroller of the cur
rency, thus preventing the doctoring of
bank books for the purpose of deceiv
ing bank examiners. The national
banking system Is already strong, but
It would seem that It would be fur
ther strengthened by the adoption of
the changes suggested.
The Japanese authorities reached a
sensible conclusion when they decided
t) postpone until 1917 tho exposition
'originally planned to be held nt Toklo
111 liril. 1 lie U V "Tl II 111 11 v nua uviuuu
that the $5,000,000 set aside by the
Diet woulj not be sufficient to make
the exposition fine enough to show that
Japan ia entitled to a place among the
first-class powers no less for . its
achievements in the fields of Industry,
!rt nd commerce than for its exploits
,u war- In addltlon to financial rea-
Bull is lil3 iMiluci itti:i nun nip njruDr
tion business has been overdone of
UU It will Itqunc nmc niuo
whet the public appetite for another
serving of that kind of entertainment.
More significant, as indicating the re
storation of reason in Japu.i, is the
government's decision to reduce the
budget proposed to the Diet by some
thing more than $100,000,000, the sav
ing to be made by scaling down the
appropriations for the army and navy.
This is a recognition of the fact that
It ccsts monety to be a world power, and
of the further fact that the people of
Japan are already tax-burdened almost
to the limit by the terrible drain of
the military and naval expenditures
caused by tho wars with China and
Russia. Glory gained In those con
quests threatened for a time to cause
the Japanese to plan further wars of
aggression, but it appears that better
judgment has prevailed and the gov
ernment is to adopt a policy of peace
ful development of its home business
and allow lta people time to recoup
and recover from the effect of their
dearly-bought national greatness. The
new policy will do much to strengthen
Japan's credit and standing with the
financial powers of the world.
A FLAW IX TUB ARMOR.
In a current discussion of the abuses
of injunctions, President Gompers of
the American Federation of Labor
makes this assertion:
The Injunctions against which we pro
test are flagrantly and without warrant of
law Issued almost dally in some sectlor. of
While grossly exaggerated, this state
ment discloses the flaw In the demo
cratic armor on the injunction busi
ness. If there have been injunction
abuses, and no one denies that there
has not been some abuse, they are not
to be charged up against the republi
can party, but have been manifested in
all parts of the country. The demo
crats are trying to gain political pres
tige out of their double reading In
junction plank, but they cannot point
to a single honest effort on their part
to stop injunction abuses.
The writ of injunction has been is
sued in labor disputes, not by federal
judges alone, but by state judges as
well. The power to correct abuseB in
the state courts is vested exclusively
with state officers and lawmakers.
There are states which are distinctively
democratic states, where the legisla
tion Is properly chargeable to the dem
ocratic party and where the execution
of the laws through the courts is like
wise in the hands of democratic judges.
In what states, if any, has legislation
been enacted to regulate the Issue of
injunctlnono by the judiciary?
The only states which disclose to
careful examination positive action In
this direction are the states of Cal
ifornia and New York, both of them
republican states acting through re
publican legislatures. Not a single
state in the south, where the demo
cratic party has everything Its own
way, has made a move to curtail or
limit the injunction power of the state
courts. In a word, the democrats have
nothing whatever to show as a testi
monial of good faith on restricting in
junction abuses, although they have
had ample opportunity for practicing
as well as for preaching.
If the democrats were on the square
in their professed horror of "govern
ment by injunction," they would have
done something long ago to stop it
in democratic states, where, as Mr.
Gompers says, injunctions "are fla
grantly and without warrant of law
Issued almost dally."
TIM HER 4S A CRCP.
The experience of New York iu deal
lng with large areas in the Adirondacks
that have been denuded of their forest
growth Is commended to the people of
Nebraska, it deserves attention from
the legislature. The operatloiiF of the
Forestry department of the state gov
eminent of Now York include the
germination of seeds of the white pine,
and the care of the sprouts until finally
tranFplanted to the wild land, where
they Rre left to nature. Last year
about 1,000,000 seedlings were trans
planted. Many young evergreens have
been sold from the state nurseries to
farmers, who are rearing them as pri
vate ventures. It iB not expected that
the present generation will derive much
profit from the state forosts, bat the
succeeding generation will, for by that
time the trees will have attained such
growth aa will provide 60,000 to 70,000
feet of white pine lumber per acre.
The process of planting is carried on
in such way as will practically iusure
a ataady supply of lumber for all lime,
once the cutting in the etate forests is
Experiments carried on by the
United States government and by pri
vate Investigators have clearly estab
lished the adaptability of certain varie
ties of pine to the Nebraska climate.
It has been shown that the "jack" or
"bull" pine makes rapid and sturdy
growth in this region, especially In
the "sand hill" section. At its last
session the legislature was asked to
make an appropriation for instituting
a comprehensive plan of state forestra-
tion. Nothing came of it, but the men
who are interested In the project will
present the matter again at the com
ing session, and will probably be ac
corded a more attentive hearing. In
vestigation as to the merits of the plan
should be had at least. Its desirability
cannot be questioned. Nebraskans
have well earned the title of "Tree
Planters," and if tho growth of pin
or some similar useful timber can be
added to the state's list of paying
crops, the name will be still more de
served. Mr. Bryan thinks mucfh more of
John A. Johnson, candidate for gov
ernor of Minnesota, than h did of
John A. Johnson, candidate for the
democratic presidential nomination.
An Oklahoma doctor who chopped
the head from an intoxicated friend
was fined $100. The folks in the new
state are mighty careful about protect
ing human life.
A Deficit Explained.
The fa.lllng off In the number of stu
dents entering the medical colleges may
be due to the Increasing demand for good
base ball players.
An Appealing; t nmpalan fry,
Washington Herald. . '
There Is something about this "guaran
teeing of bank deposits" business that a.p
peals to us. We should certainly like to
be guaranteed a deposit every morning.
Runnlnar Ahead of the Game,
St. Louis Times.
A discovered shortage of 800,000 in the
Havana postofflce would seem to Indi
cate that the Cubans are not slow to fol
low up Yankee initiative In predatory en
terprise. Overproduction of l.mvr.
Far more than we need new laws we need
to obey the laws we have. We need a great
revival of obedience to and respect for law,
and that fe?llng Is not encouraged by en
acting so many statutes that even lawyers
no longer pretend to know the law until
they look it up.
Right Stuff for Hot Conntry.
New York World.
In Inviting Captain "Bill" McDonald to
go with him on a hunting trip In Africa,
President Roosevelt probably remembers
that the old Texas ranger Is the man who
was said to be brave enough "to charge
hell with a bucket of water." Africa Is
a hot country.
"Live Wire" In the Campaign.
Kansas City Star.
Some surprise Is expressed because Mr.
Taft has shown himself to be a real "live
wire" as a campaigner. But a man who
has been a "live wire" In great national
affairs, who has never undertaken anything
that he has not made a success, might have
been counted on to rise to the demands of
a hard campaign.
New York World.
"Away with all this superfluous scrib
ble." wrote the crown prince of Germany
on a bundle of government reports sub
mitted by the minister of the Interior.
This Idea If enforced In the United States
would be equivalent to saying, "Off with
their heads" to a lot of government em
ployes, and a good part of the business
of government as practiced1 Is to provide
patronage for the politicians.
MAYOR JIM OP OMAIIA.
Chicago Examiner: Mayor Dahlman of
Omaha was defeated at the primaries for
the nomination for governor of Nebraska.
His failure seriously embarrasses Bryan In
his home state, as a party split now is
Philadelphia Press: Mayor Jim Dahlman
of Omaha Is sending abroad a scare that
tho railroailB of Nebraska are preparing to
sell out Bryan in his own state. It Is par
ticularly dreadful In view of the fact that
Bryan In ready to buy out the railroads
and have the government operate them.
Kan.ias City Times: The result of the
democratic primaries In Nebraska Is mor
significant than the result of the election
In Vermont. The latter merely Indicates
that there is little or no change In Ver
mont since the last presidential year. If it
has an indication at all as to national
politics. In Nebraska the nominees for
governor Is not the man who was supposed
to have advantage because of his close
relations with Mr. Bryan, but one who has
not enjoyed any such political intimacy
with the presidential nominee. For some
time reports have been coming from Ne
braska that while the state was proud pf
the distinction accruing from the third
nomination of Mr. Bryan, and although
republicans as well as democrats partici
pated In the celebration, Mr. Bryan was
not winning republican votes. The defeat
of Mayor Dahlman In Tuesday's primaries
Is not calculated to add to Mr. Bryan's
A REriLIVB IMtOPOSlTIO.1.
Scheme to Make Ilaaka Stand or Fall
A plr.n for raising an Insurance fund by
assessment of a definite amount upon the
banks, the resources of the depositors to be
limited to the amount of the fund, Just as
the Inker by fire is limited In his ability to
itjcovcr by the flnanclul responsibility of
the Insurance company, might be debatable.
Kut the Idea that all the men engaged In
a particular line of business shall bo re
quired by law practically to pool their for
tents and stand or fall together cannot be
otherwise than repulsive to the business
sense of the American people when the na
ture of the proposition is understood.
It is said that the success of the Okla
homa law Is already demonstrated, that
deposits are Increasing hi cause offhe guar
anty and that banks in adjoining states
where the guaranty dues not prevail are
losing their business. The benefits of a
law of this nature are most obvious at the
ot:tset; the actual disadvantages manifest
themselves only after a considerable time.
No plan of thla kind can be amid to have
ben tested until It has stood the strain of
a financial crisis. The guaranty fund law
of New York state, paaaed ia 1829, did not
disclose Its defects until years later, when
banks In the system began to go down,
mainly because of the financial alas sf
their renponslbl nmcagura.
It wonld be absurd to insure prop
erty to the extent of less than one
year's income, yet the average wage
earner is insured for 14 less than one
year 's rages. Are you above the aver
THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETT
Strongest In the World.
FI. D. Ncely, M anoger
' Omaha, Nab.
SERMONS ROILED DOWN.
Hidden sins grow fastest.
Condemnation cures nothing.
Revenge never Is so sweet as when fore
gone. The critical eye remains longest In Ig
norance. No man is undone as long as he has a
work to do.
He Is lost already to whom sacrlflco ap
pears aa folly.
You can not bless men until you be
lieve In them.
The doors to heaven are often In earth's
Spiritually the most helpless are those
who refuse to help.
Keep the heart healthy and happiness
will take care of Itself.
Life barriers that resist all force crumble
before friendship. I f
Men are to be known by their alms
rather than by their origins.
Sometimes fleeing from the devil Is only a
pretext for fleeing from duty.
The weariest man In this world Is the
one who Is running from work.
The man who has grit In his makeup will
not throw It In his neighbor's face.
The enemy soon would be on the run If
saints were not so strong on the rest.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
The noiseless guns mentioned in the dis
patches are not in demand as campaign
That wearied look borne by returning
vacationists applauds their sense In com
ing home to rest.
Should Holland decide on the need, the
old Dutch cleanser can be relied on to
raise the dust In Venezuela.
Shrewd and wise as he looked to "the
Street," the executors of the estate of
Russell Sage found $1,071,000 worth of "gold
bricks" In his pile of securities.
Centenarians who boast of their years
and youtiifulness cannot hope to dispel
doubt while refusing to grace breakfast
food "ads" with their pictures.
Affinity Earle has been released from
Jail at Goehen. N. Y., and Mrs. Affinity
has returned to his home for a few more
touches of the artistic temperament.
The elect of the empire will degenerate
under the new constitution of Turkey In
November. About the same time Ameri
cans will deliberate over the constitution
of Turkey. AMah be praised.
Despite the ideals and ethics promulgated
by the American bar association, a New
York lawyer wants tSO.OOO for keeping a
man out of a lunatic asylum. The rule of
charging "what the traffic will bear" Is
not aa dead as reported. ,
In a dispute between a man and his wife
aa to which was "boss" of the house, the
man collided with a curved pitcher de
livered by the southpaw of the madame,
and retired from the contest In an ambu
lance. Some fool men Insist on being
An Oregon bride believes in the union of
sense and sentiment. Before proceeding
with the marriage ceremony she Insisted
on tho Interested parents forking over
$1,600 for a home and 1300 for the trim
mings. Did she get it? Do women fail In
John D. Rockefeller did not attend the
Dener meeting of the American Press
Humorists' association, of which he is an
honorary member. There Is such a fund
of appealing humor In the Urosscup joke
that to seek new mirth might dull the
keen edge of his appreciation.
A Pennsylvania man, Jilted by his sweet
heart, hasn't spoken for thirty years. If
candidates who will be handad the cold
mitten in November should emulate the
Pennsylavanlan, the antl-nolse crusaders
would be forced out of buslnt as. And what
a solemn young world this would be.
A Missouri millionaire mixed up In a
soul-mate muss imagined he might sway,
the judgment of the court by spoiling the
faces of the opposing witnesses and the
lawyers. His followers did the Job han
dily, but the millionaire acquired nine suits
Instead vt one. By the time he gets through
litigating his pile will look as feeble as a
democratic landslide In Vermont.
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SECULAR SHOTS AT THE PI'LPIT
Louisville Courier Journal: A minister
says he la going to drive the devil .out of
Arisona. Why not try the plan of refusing
to let his satanlc majesty have an Iced
drink or an electrlo fan?
St. Louis Republic: At the end of the
third season and after due Inspection and
mature reflection the Freo Methodists of
Wisconsin have put the ban on the reek
aboo waist. The Free Methodists are never
hasty and always discreet.
Washington Herald: Omaha hat a "mar
rying parson" who has collected fin.roO for
officiating at l.SCS wedding ceremonies. By
this time the lawyers have probably col
lected more than that from the couples
who have since repented at leisure.
Kansas City Star: On last Sunday In all
of the Methodist churches In Nebraska a
letter wan read from tho pulpits denounc
ing Speaker Cannon for his hostile attitude
toward temperance legislation. Let us hi pe
that the benefit accruing to Mr. Cannon
from this appeal will be Just as negative
as If the Methodists had attacked the
speaker at a more vulnerable' point.
"You say this man stole your coat?" aid
the magistrate, "do I understand that vou
prefer cimrcrs against him?"
"Well, no, your Honor," replied the plain
tiff. M prefer the coat If It s all the same
to you, Blr." Philadelphia Tress.
Lover (liughtily)-Ia It mntt-r of aston
ishment, Fir. that I should want to marry
Father (apologetically) Not at' all, young
man. 1 wanted to mnrry her mother ence.
The astonishment at the Idea comes later.
"I done heard It recited, " snld fncle Eben,
"dat Truth crushed to earth will rise again.
Dat may he so, but sometimes Truth don'
git his feet In time to keep the referee
film handln' out de decision agin "Im."
Mr. Phusser Cynthia, I have Joined a
Don't Wr.rry club.
Mrs. Thusser I am sorry for the club.
It will hnve to change Its name. Chicago
"In olden days pots sang to the moon."
said the bard with the unscissored locks.
"H'm!" muttered the pretty girl, without
a smile. "No wonder the moon is dead."
Husband My dear, you've got the social
bee In your bonnet.
Wife T haven't any such thing!
Small Boy Ma's right, pop. It's a wasp!
Miss Bridge Fiend O. Mr. Frost, I'm
afraid you've been playing cards f ir money.
Mr. Frost How do you know?
Miss Bridge Fiend Your game has Im
proved so. Brooklyn Life.
Mr. Henpeck My dear, please don't call
me "Leo" any more.
Mrs. Henpeck What foolishness are you
thinking about now? Why shouldn't I call
you "I.en?" That's your name.
Mr. Henperk I know, but It makes my
friends laugh when you call me that; I
was thinking you might call me "Job" Just
for a pet name. Philadelphia Press.
San Francisco Argonaut. .
She sketched and painted up and down
1 rowed the boat
Where willows dip and deepening shadows
And lilies float.
Cliff, cottage, sail and bridge and sea sands
Her studies were
And, oh, I thought myself a lucky fellow,
Adrift with her!
Lo lg hours, with oars at rest, I sat and
She painted on.
With now and then a smile absorbed,
Till, daylight gone.
She'd raise her eyes reluctantly and
And I I'd only plant my feet the firmer.
And start to row. ,
Last night we met. Of art, she prattled
Of what she'd done
In way of summer work, accomplished
Of pratsea won;
But, when I shyly dared my part to
As oarsman true,
She vaguely smiled and said, . Ith inat
tention "Oh, was itou?"
3 WHAT SPLENl)Il7
3 MONEY. I
used Upright Grand, In
ikc.ki ny agents ror
$8 00 monthly
afford a Piano, but whrtlier you rait
Piano In your home. '
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