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Open season for Christmas shop
China Is having a bank panic. That
country Is becoming civilized, all right,
' Senator Foarkor says be has been
vindicated. Then everybody should be
"What," asks the Detroit Free
Press, "Is moro potent than a dollar?"
IS OFFICE A MERE 1ACIDKSI1
Mr. Bryan Insists on regarding his
third defeat for the presidency as a
mere incident in hi life work devoted
to the 9a use of reform. To quote his
own language, he says:
The holding of office Is a mere Incident
In the life of those who are devoted to re
forms. The reform Is the essential thing.
If one ran advance reforms by holding
office, then the holding of office Is justi
fiable. If one can best advance reforms as
a private cltlsen, then the holding of office
This point of view is to be taken in
connection with Mr. .Bryan's public
statement a week sso that "if circum
stances should again call me," he
would again become a candidate fof
office and also in connection with his
whole political career.
Mr. Bryan was elected to represent
Nebraska in congress for two terms,
but during that time accomplished
none of the reforms he sought to ac
complish. His first term covered the
iaBt two years of the Harrison admin
istration and his second term the first
two years of the Cleveland administra
tion, but just as his party had gotten
Into position to do something Mr.
Bryan voluntarily retired from con
gress by refusing l& stand for re-election.
Of course, the fact that his dis
trict had become in the Interval
strongly republican may have had
something to do with his decision,
but the desire to push reform legisla
tion in the house was not sufficient to
keep him to the task. Instead, he went
after a fore-doomed hope to reach the
United States senate when there was
no char.ce to win out over his repub
, Mr. Bryan's assertion that his de
sire to hold off.co is entirely subor
dinate to his desire to accomplish re
forms Is similarly at variance with his
latest effort to secure official honors.
Mr. Bryan appealed for support for hla
recent candidacy for the presidency by
promising specific measures of legisla
tion, knowing full well that at best, if
elected, he could not have a congress
in political accord with him In both
houses during any part of his four
years in the White House. In spite of
this, however, he proclaimed In ad
vance that he would be content with
one term as president and would not
seek or accept re-election. In othef
,words, he promised reforms which he
knew could not be accomplished in
four years and at the same time prom
ised to retire from official life at the
end of four years, before those reforms
could be even inaugurated.
Mr. Bryan may sincerely believe
that "the holding of office is a mere
incident in the life of those who are
devoted to reforms," but he certainly
has pursued a peculiar course to dem
onstrate his conviction.
colleague, "Hinky Dink" McKenna,
peddling temperance tracts.
AOE OF COLLEGE PRESIDENTS.
Even though they were disposed to
reject the theory that a man is Osler
ized at 60, the regents of our Univers
ity of Nebraska have aniplo precedent
for giving due consideration to age in
casting about for a successor to the re
tiring chancellor. ,
Almost without exception, the great
educators who have brought name and
fame to the leading colleges and uni
versities In the United States were in
the prime of life when called to as
sume executive control. Taking up the
names most quickly recognized by the
general public and coupling with them
their ago at the beginning of their in
cumbency, we have this table:
Institution. President. Age.
I laiiinrnia jienjamin jue w
. City of New York.John II. Flnley 40
Columbia Nicholas Murray Butlef 40
Cornell ..Jacob Gould Bchurman. 37
Harvard Charles W. Eltot 35
Illinois E. J. James. 49
Iowa George E. McLean 49
Johns HoVklns....4anlel C. Gilman 4t
returned to Kentucky he would either
be imprisoned after ,a farcical trial or
killed by Ooebel followers.
The treatment accorded to Caleb
Powers, who was kept in prison for
eight years, sentenced to death three
times and ordered back for trial each
time by the higher courts, eeems to
lend color to Governor Taylor's conten
tion. Published testimony In the
Powers case showed that the Jurors
were selected because of their politics
and that all kluds of questionable tes
timony was offered in an effort to se
cure conviction. There is no assur
ance that Taylor would be given any
more consideration or any fairer treat
ment. The Goebel affair is ancient history
and all parties at interest should now
be wll.llng to drop it. It was kept alive
by the Beckham regime for political
purposes and finally brought about the
defeat of the democrats. Governor
Taylor Is placed in the apparent posi
tion of being protected by partisan gov
ernors, yet he and friends are con
vinced that such protection is prefera
ble to a partisan trial in the courts. He
Omaha and Council Bluffs both bound
their territorial limits with the cen
ter line of the Missouri river, we do
not see how any other city or town
could get closer to either of them.
HI i T m . a t? An.mll . 42
Minnesota""'" Cyrus Northrup! 50 h3 agreed to go back to Kentucky to
Missouri ..a. Ross mil 38 stand trial. If guaranteed safe conduct
Princeton Woodrow Wilson 4 an(j protection from assassination dur-
Btanford . David Starr Jordan 40 , tfae progreB8 0 the trial. That
Williams ....Harry A. Garfield 45 " . . . fnrn,nhn.
r-,, i ti jo . una asDumu lino nvn, uvvu
.iiaiic. 4 v. , . "
Yale VArthur T. Hadley 43
While every rule has its exceptions,
the successful college president and the
one who proves of most service to the
institution over which he presides is,
according to the records, the man who
starts in with a good academic setting
and some tested educational experience
before he has passed much beyond the
"Kings is for Woodruff for senator,"
says & New York paper. Perhaps, but
Mr. Root Is holding aces.
There Is a suspicious sound to the
report that the new tariff law .will be
known as the Payne bill.
At any rate, John D. Rockefeller has
not yet confessed to having let any
telltale letters get away from him.
It is stated that Mr. Taft is to aban
don the horse for tho motor car. There
will be no complaint from the horse.
The death of the uncle of the czar
of Russia is important largely from
the fact that he died of natural causes.
The International Hotel Keepers'
congress has decided that the tipping
habit Is Incurable. It is also becom
ing almost unendurable.
Kansas has one town that does not
know its luck. It is complaining that
it baa.no opera house big enough to
capture most of the road shows.
It the fight for smoke consumers is
started, as promised, the women will
probably insist that they be put on the
rear platforms of the street cars.
Thus far this season ten persons
have been killed and 200 Injured in
the debrutallzed foot .ball games, with
Thanksgiving day games to be heard
Mr. Taft asks that the consumers be
heard In the arguments for revision of
the tariff. It la' unusual to find any
one standing up for the consumer
It la quite possible . that Speaker
Cannon may reconsider and decide not
to he a candidate for the speakership
of the next house. It is quite possible
but not probable.
"Flngy" Conners is persistent in his
democratic dumps. Just before leav
ing for a long tour of Europe he de
clared that he could not see any signs
of American prosperity.
'"American side shows are well liked
In London," says a : theatrical note
Mr. Chafln, Mr. Hlsgen, Mr. Debs and
Sidney Caesar Tapp may govern them
Chancellor Day says he will remain
la Europe three or four months.
Really, he should stay loug enough to
make a complete study of the country,
say for ten or a dosen years.
One Pittsburg youth is showing wis
dom. He Is studying law so he can be
one of the attorneys In the litigation
over hla father's estate Instead of be
ing a mere claimant as an heir.
The editor of a local monthly publi
cation declares, "Were I In Bryan's
place I would allow the plain people
of this nation to fight their own bat
tles." There Is no Imminent danger
of any one getting In Bryan's place.
THE FALL OF ' 'DA THHOVSE" JOHX.
One Is almost tempted to believe
some of the predictions made by demo
cratic orators in the last campaign,
that the decadence of the nation has
set in and that luxury and. the desire
for it threatens the perpetuity of the
republic. Many surface indications
against the lmminency of such a con
dition are still visible, but even the
optimistic will be disposed to entertain
doubts when Informed by reliable au
thority in Chicago that "Bathhouse"
John Coughlin has ordered a dozen
directolre shirts from Paris at a cost
of $500. It is stated further that
"Bathhouse," with all the zeal of a new
convert to mollycoddle effects, Is going
to the limit and then raise it. Each
shirt is to be embroidered with the fig
ures of animals. There are elephants,
buffaloes, deer, grizzly bears, tigers
blind and otherwise which suit the
Tim Woodruff's vests, J. Ham Lewis'
whiskers and handkerchiefs, Harry
Lehr's bracelets and shopping bags, the
corsets affected by some of New York's
gilded young men and the powder puffs
carried by the male elite at Newport
have all been accepted as casual Indi
cations of a yielding to the luxury and
love of opulence, but they pale into
Insignificance compared with the
threatened fall of Chicago's "Bath
house" John, who has for years been
posing as the leader and champion of
the simple life.
It is a dozen years now since Cough
lin, as leader of the unwashed in the
First ward of. Chisago, found his po
litical supremacy threatened by
"Sandy" Watrous, a dudish sport, who
decided that he wanted to get Into the
select body known as the Chicago city
council. Coughlin refused to give
way and won his nickname of "Bath
house" and clinched his hold on' his
constituents by a speech to a crowd on
the street, in which he said:
Ye are all Americans and S3 am I, and
not one of us would think of taking any
thing but an American bath on Saturday
night. But Sandy! Huh! Big Bandy ain't
satisfied with the American bath no more,
lie has t nave a Turkish bath or a
Rooshan now, and what's more, he has to
have one every day. Well, I reckon. It's
because he's dirtier 'n he used to be. You
and me, byes, and all clean men like us.
don't need a bath more'n once a week
anyhow, but Big Bandy Watrous has got so
dirty now, since he sold hlsself out, that
he has to have one every morula'. And
any of you byes who'll go over to the
Palmer house at 10 o'clock any mornin' can
find him layln' there on a hot marble slab
with a big nigger a fannln' him. An' he's
rot so fine and finicky In his tastes now
that pots anil kettles won't do for his
cooking any more, but lie's got to have
a chafe dish.
And now this mighty champion of
the simple lifo, this crusader for the
rights of an unlaundered people, has
surrendered to the corrupting and de
"aying influences of wealth and the
fancy shirt. When men like Coughlin
begin wearing shirts split up the side
and decorated . with impressionistic
pictures of the soo it is time for the
real rugged Americanism of the Chi
cago type to get scared. Unless there
's an immediate and effective return to
earlier conditions we may expect next
to hear that Ccughlln's distinguished
THE PRIVATE SECRETARY.
It is understood, and seml-offlcially
announced, ' that when Mr. Taft goes
into the White House the position of
private secretary will be filled by Fred
W. . Carpenter, and everyone who
knows Mr. Carpenter will rest confi
dent that it will be filled well.
The private secretary like his ohlef,
will come to his new position remark
ably equipped by previous experience
and training. Mr. Carpenter will have
won his way to this important
place of confidential relation to the
president by long and faithful service
in similar capacity where intelligent
and persistent work counts for Suc
cess. While on his western trip, dur
ing the campaign, Mr. Taft took oc
casion to pay tribute to the worth of
Mr. Carpenter at Sauk Center, Minn.,
where the latter had resided previous
to his call by Mr. Taft to the Philip
pines, as follows:
He Is the best secretary that a man ever
had and I got him by accident. I cabled
across the Pacific from Manila on the
statement of a man named Dan Williams,
who was out there, that if I secured him I
would g-t the best secretary In the United
States or In the Philippines, or between the
two. Ho has been with me about ten years.
He has not grown any older, except In
Service. He Is just as good today as .then,
or even better, because he understands better-
how to control me and keep me
With such a feeling of Implicit re
liance on the part of the new president,
the selection of Mr. Carpenter to be
the private secretary is quite under
standable and the one, as well as the
other, Is entitled to congratulation on
the prospect of mutual helpfulness in
the public service.
warrants Taylor's fears and his refusal
to go back without it.
THE MAR IX E CORr3 OS LASD.
The order of the Navy department,
with President Roosevelt's approval,
withdrawing the marine corps of the
navy from sea duty and assigning it
for land duty at haval stations only,
promises to have an important bear
ing on this branch of the service which
has done very creditable work with
out having any clearly defined status.
The marine corps has never been pop
ular with either the army or navy. It
has performed a portion of the services
of each, but has not had the standingj
In official recognition, of either.
Originally, the marines were a sort
of police force on the big battleships.
They were armed with muskets alone
and did most of thesentry and guard
duly on shipboard, now to be done by
the enlisted men of the navy. In
the war with Spain they led the land
ing parties, did infantry duty in the
cities and aided in tho fighting on
shipboard. They restored order at
Panama and were first on shore when
the second Insurrection broke out in
Cuba. They have fought Filipino
rebels and kept them back while the
cableshlns were establishing lines of
communication among the islands.
They have been called upon for all
kinds of service and have given it with
credit to themselves.
That the marines are to be put In
position as a sort of a reserve force
at naval stations will rob them of their
nrmnronr nrentize In the service, but
their record is sufficient assurance that
they may be relied upon to do their
nart whenever called upon, on land or
on sea. ,
AIRSHIP-FOR THE ARMY.
The War department has decided to
ask congress for an appropriation of
$500,000 to purchase airships suitable
for the use of the army and navy. It
will be urged in support of the appro
priation that the original appropriation
made to aid the Wright brothers in
their exerlmentg made it possible for
this government, in case the demon
strations were satisfactory, to have an
option on the first really practicable
aeroplane which has yet been con
structed. If he proposed appropria
tion is made the signal corps of the
United States may be better equipped
than is the case with any other army
in the world, and the largest advance
In aviation may be expected to be made
in this country.
While the navigation of the air is
still In the experimental stage, the
measurable success of. the Wrights ap
pears to' establish the fact that the
proper principle has been adopted fqr
the final triumph, and the army author
ities are naturally anxious to have the
first call for: the perfected airships.
The extent to which airships and bal
loons may prove oftested value in mil
itary affairs is problematical, but
there can be no good reason why the
United States should not have the ben
eflt of the first Improvements in this
science of navigating the air.
rrince Helle de Sagan says Amer
ican collars will stand sixty-one trips
to the laundry, while French collars
survive only twenty-four such trips.
The statement may be accepted as
final, as Hello is one of the greatest
living experts on dirty linen.
These gentlemen who are being
named for cabinet positions will feel
more comfortable when the reports
come from Hot Springs, Va., Instead of
from the offices of the Washington
Mr. Taft asserts that none of his
cabinet family has yet been selected.
This announcement opens the door
again for all those statesmen . who
want the free advertising of being
If Governor Sheldon should call the
legislature in special session only a
month before Its members' terms of
office expire, he would bes offering a
reward for a first-class filibuster.
Your I'd gallant Uncle.
In seizing Miss Elklns' ruby ring for duty
Uncle Sam shows a contempt for romance
which la calculated to bring the blush of
shame to every lover-loving American
choek, for who can put a paltry material
value on the token of true love above all
The Forehanded Shopper.
Shop early and get what you want with
the least discomfort to yourself and the
least trouble to those who must wait upon
you, Is the simplest as well as the most
effective maxim which the Christmas buyer
can follow to make the burden of present-
buying a light one.
The 'lamina; of John D.
A more genial trust In his fellow-men,
even though they be of the trust baiters.
Is softening the former stern elusiveness
of John D. Rockefeller. In fact. In desiring
to win public opinion he Is now so tame
that he will allow a process-server to ap
proach and take a subpena summons out of
the latter's hand.
For diversified plundering the managers
of the Sugar Trust are a close second to
the managers of the Oil Trust. The
magnificent legalized loot they obtain as a
result of tariff tinkering does not satisfy
their craving. They levy tribute of rebate
on the railroads. And now the government
Is suing the ungrateful trust to recover
$3,624,121 of unpaid customs dues arising
from the exposure of systematic frauds
in weighing sugar cargoes!
DILEMMA OF T WO QOVERSORS.
The tables have been turned, by the
results of the Indiana state election,
In the extradition of former Governor
Taylor of Kentucky, who has been llv
ing in Indiana and Is wanted in Ken
tucky to answer to a charge of com
pllclty In the. Goebel murder. For
years the democrats of Kentucky were
bitter in denouncing the republican ad
ministration of Indiana for refusing to
honor the requisition papers for Tay
lor's surrender to the Kentucky au
thorltles and the democrats In both
Kentucky and Indiana made the ques
tion the subject matter of planks in
As a result of the election in N'ovcm
ber, Indiana will have a democratic
governor who might be disposed to
surrender Taylor, but Kentucky has a
republican governor who the demo
crats believe would promptly pardon
Taylor If he were returned, so they are
not anxious to take immediate action
on tbe case. The situation is a pecu
liar oue and one that should be settled,
Taylor has long contended that the
charge against him was purely polit
ical, not criminal, and that If he wera
A WORD WITH THE MIKADO.
Despite denials in diplomatic circles,
It is clearly established that Secretary
Root has been doing some plain-talk
ing to the Japanese in an effort to se
cure an explicit statement from Japan
regarding that country's attitude to
ward China and tho open door policy
in Manchuria. American traders in
Manchuria have convinced our State
department that the Japanese policy
In Manchuria does not open the door
to free and equal trade by foreigners
and that the discriminations have fal
len most heavily against Americans.
Japan has repeatedly protested that
these complaints are not well based
and the mikado's representatives have
Insisted that Japan would make good
its pledge to maintain tho open
door policy in Manchuria, a pol
icy secured through the efforts of
Mr. Hay, yet official and unofficial re
ports from Manchuria support the com-'
plaints and bear out the charge that
Japan is administering Manchuria for
the benefit of Japan. The Japanese
control the railroads and the Japanese
army is in charge of a portion of the
territory, and there appears to be
abundant evidence that the railroad
rates and the customs charges are be
ing so managed and arranged as to
give Japanese merchants a practical
advantage in the Manchurlan trade. It
Is against this condition, which threat
ens the integrity of China, that Secre
tary Root has protested.
The United States has a peculiar in
terest in this situation, because it is
the one power in position to prevent
the dismemberment of China, without
being charged with a selfish purpose
The policy of the State department for
years has been in that direction., Mr
Hv. after securing from China the
adoption of the "open door" policy In
Manchuria, succeeded In having that
principle; recognized In the treaty at
Portsmouth, when the temporary ad
ministration of Manchurlan affairs was
turned over to Japan. The violation
of the pledge by Japan would mark
the way for complete domination and
final ownership of Manchuria by Japan.
Under the circumstances Mr. Root has
chosen an opportune time to question
Japan as to its intentions. Tbe Amer
lean fleet has Just visited Japanese
ports, ostensibly to show this country's
good will to the mikado and his peo
ple, but possibly Incidentally to lm
press the Orient with the American
naval strength. That object has
doubtless been accomplished and ad
vantage is being taken of the'oppor
tuuity to have a better understanding
with Janau on China and the open
Troubles of Tom Johnson.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
The underhanded defeat of Mayor Tom
Johnson's 3-cent municipal traction ar
rangement at Cleveland caused a run on
the bank of which he was president, and
this explains Us absorption by other
Cleveland banking Institutions. Troubles
are now fulling thick npon him, and It Is
reported that his large fortune has been
nearly wiped out through neglect of his
private business affairs and his generous
devotion to the Interests of the people dur
ing his long mayoralty service.
PERSOXAl, AM) OTHERWISE.
Wise Is the Christmas shopper who
reaches the stock first. Money and energy
are saved, making tho effort worth while.
The demand for putting on eggs the date
of their entrance Into colli storage Is In
tended to give their birthday anniversaries
some degree of accuracy.
A Massachusetts woman who spe iks fifty
four languages is easily the vocal star of
the 'Bay state. It Is hardly necessary to
state that she is a bachelor maid.
Official Farmer Wilson Insinuates that
the hay crop Is likely to crowd King Corn
off the, throne. Not this year, however.
When the abdication conies the kingly host
will readily go to grass.
No, Pauline, the late queen dowager of
Clilna did not lend her n une to Wyoming's
capital. Cheyenne took Its name from good
Indians, while Tsl An did not become a
good Indian till very late In life.
Some of the Innocents t.n the police force
of Chicago mistook a roulette table for a.
nursery plaything and passed It up. If
Chicago wasn't built on a dead level these
Innocents would fall of the block.
The genius whose deft touch fashioned
Indian summer and made thjs favored re
gion its habitat proves by the latest speci
men from his shop that years increases the
infinite beauty and charm of his workman
ship. How trifling man's accomplishments
appear when contrasted with the work of
the Maater hand.
An inquirer from the east has writ
ten The Bee to ascertain it there Is
any city or town closer to Couucll
Bluffs than Omaha. Inasmuch
Apart from its religious and ethical significance, Thanksgiving
Day serves as a convenient reminder to careful housekeepers, to com
plete her Cut Glass or Sliver Sets for this day and the Holidays to
You are apt to recognize that Thanksgiving Day must not find you
unprepared. That on this day and the Holidays you will have occas
slon to use pieces of Silver or Cut Glass that you may not have.
Endeavor to repair these omissions due to lack of foresight.
My stock Is now Complete for the Holidays. Those who make early
selections choose from the best variety of patterns.
Special for this Week
A case of Silver contains 26 pieces Roger's Hest Plate, including
6 KNIVES 6 TABLE SPOONS
6 FORKS 1 BUTTER KNIFn;
6 DESERT SPOONS
1 STIOAR spnnw
The Regular Price for This Set is 11
ii.3u, on saie wee lor
My Christmas purchases of Watches, Diamonds, Cut Glass and
Rich Jewelry are now complete. A small deposit will hold any
article In my shop. x
Confidential Credit to All
"in ' Tl - nili -
SERMONS BOILED DOWN.
It takes a lot of piety to stand up
He Is a foe to truth who would try to
defend It with error.
Tho holy life Is the one that is healthy
all the way through.
No day Is long enough to waste any of
it In nursing enmity.
The unanswered prayer finds its fruit
age in the disciplined heart.
The man who is going to heaven never
tries to take up all the road.
Do heaven's business and heavenly
beauty will take care of Itself.
There's little of the water of life in
works on religious hydrostatics.
It is often worth while to do an appar
ently fruitless act for the sake or ac
quiring a helpful habit.
When people are hungry for the living
bread it's folly feeding them lectures on
agriculture. Chicago Trlbupne.
TIIE 2NEED OK THE WORLD.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox in the Century.
I know the need of the world, though It
would not have me know;
It would hide its sorrow deep, where only
Uod may go;
Yet Its secret it cannot keep;
It tells it awake or asleep;
It tells it to all who will heed,
.mid he who runs may read,
The need of the world 1 know.
I know the need of the world when It
boasts of Its wealth the loudest.
When it flaunts it In all men's eyes, when
its meln Is the gayest and proudest,
Oh, ever it lies, it Hen!
For the sound of its laughter dies
In a sob or a smothenp'd groan,
And it weeps when it sits alone!
The need of the world I know.
I know the need of the world when it
babbles of gold and fame;
It is only to lead us astray from the thing
that it dare not name.
For that Is the sad world's way
Oh, poor, blind world grown gray,
With the lack of a thing so near.
With the want of a thing no dear!
The need of the world 1 know.
I know the need of the world when the
earth shakes under the tread
Of men who march to the fight, when
rivers with blood are red.
And there is no law but might.
And the wrong way seems the right;
When he who slaughters the most
In all men's pride and boast.
The need of the wold I know.
Oh, love Is the need of the world! Down
.under its pride of power.
Down under its lust of greed, for the Joys
that last nut an hour.
There lies forever its need.
For love is the law and creed,
And lova is the aim and the goal
Of lite, from the man to the mole,
The need of . the world is love.
SECII.AR SHOTS AT THE PILPIT
Baltimore American: The emancipation
by Rome of Catholic America's subordinate
condition as a missionary country empha
sizes the strides made by this nation In
world Importance. Blnce the beginning of
this century, not yet a decado old, it has
been recognized in more ways tnan one
as In the foremost rank, and now powerful
conservative religious Influences complete
the tribute to lis Importance as a world
Boston Herald: The action of the conven
tlon of the Protestant Kplscopal diocese of
New York fixing the minimum salaries of
Its curates at $1,200 recalls the fact that
minimum limit for the compensation of the
clergymen In the diocese of Massachusetts
was earnestly recommended by Bishop
Lawrence some time ago, though no defi
nite action was taken on his recommenda
tlon, we believe. The preaching of thi
gospel still remains the poorest paid of all
the professions without distinction of, de
New York Tribune: The minimum rate
fixed by the diocese, t,'J for an unmar
ried clergyman and $1,500 fcr m married one,
merely places these lowest paid clergymen
on an equality with the better paid skilled
labor, and not quite. Indeed, on a parity
with the best paid of sain labor. The min
.slry, like teaching and some of the other
learned professions, has suffered from an
oversupply oX those who enter it. bo much
so that although in such professions
man gives eight or ten years of Ms life to
getting a more or legs costly education he
cannot be sure of being even as well paid
as the man who has been t J no such ex
penre, but has been earning steadily since
early youth. Perhaps the present tendency
of which so much is heard, to a decrease In
the number of persons entering the minis
try, together with such steps as that now
taken' by the New York diix ese, which
must check the ill-advised opening of mis
slotis without adequate f-inds for their
maintenance, will remove from the church
the reproacb of iiavluy many underpaid
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we bought their entire stock
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We have all styles, both
double and single, and will
sell them, as long as they
last, at prices that' will pay
you to investigate.
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DOM KSTI C PLE A S A X T It 1 ES.
"I don't care about a churcli wedding,
Myrtie. Do you? Wouldn't you rather bu
married right here at your own home?"
"Yes, but I'm frald we can't do that,
Algy. I'm quite sure It's forbidden in the
case." Chicago Record-Herald.
Westend What diil your wife cav when
you got home from the stag tue other
Broadway Nothing at ail. She Just sat
down at the piano ami played "Till Me the
Uld, Old Story." Puck. v
i Know i am not as
men who woo you, hut remember that the
toad has a diamond In Its head." .
"Do you happen to have a diamond 1 1
your pocket?" Houston Post.
Mrs. Jawback Do you know 1 came very
near not marrying you?
Mr. Jawback Sure hut who told you
about it? Clee viand Plain Dealer.
"Young Mr. Bligglns Is thinking of pro
posing." "Yes." answered Miss Cayenne; "but I
doubt If he will ever do so. The only way
for a man to get courage in such matters
is to stop thinking." Washington Star.
Don't Be A Slave to Your Job
It is not always the man who sticks to one job for
' a lifetime who gets ahead in the world.
"Whether a man should stay in one plawy year
after year depends altogether on the place. f it
offers an opportunity to broaden a man, stay. If it
.does not, quit.
Broad experience is what makes a man valuable.
Don't go through ife in a narrow rut because you
haven't the courage to break away.
Your excuse is that you do not want to give up a
certainty for an uncertainty; but have you ever stop
ped to think that when you are past middle age the
"certainty" may prove a myth?
Most of the big men in this country threw up
positions where they had a certainty because they felt
themselves capable of greater things.
Don't become the slave of some poor little job.
You don't have to.
I can put you in the way of something better with
the. certainty of an increasing income as the years '
rhone or write me today for full particulars.
The Equitable Life Assurance
Society of the United States
"Strongest in the World."
PAUL MORTON, President
H. D. NEELY, Manager
Merchants' National Bank Bldg.,
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