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THE OMAHA SUNDAY REE : NOV EM HE 16 29, 1908.
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WHEN OCT OF TOWH.
tabaerlRers leaving the city tem
porarily shavld have The Be
mailed to them. Address will b
change as eftea m recreated.
Christ masshopped yet?
The south offers a rich field for agi
tation for a safe and sane pistol pocket.
Starch manufacturers admit them
selves that the duty on starch, is too
The French pure food. congress is
discussing, "What is a Sausage?'" It'B
a secret. . . .
"The Persians were famous for.thelr
wisdom," says a local advertiser. Also
for their rugs. '
Annapolis has Just celebrated the
200th anniversary ot its founding.
Now we know about the age of Ann.
The standpatters are apparently do
ing a good Service to the cause of tariff
revision by overreaching themselves,
A Russian claims to be 13G years
old. It may Just seem that long to
him, as he has always lived in Ruusla.
Mr. Bryan declares that Tamilian
betrayed him. On the contrary, Tarn
many did its work in the opem this
"Spooning Is unpardonable," says a
writer of woman's "page advice. - Per
baps, but spooners never ask anybody's
pardon. ' '."": . '
As another sign of returning pros
pcrlty Mr. Gary, head of the Steel
trust, has isBuo-lavita.llons to a large
dinner. ...... . ... .
The hew emperofof China Is said
to be "crying day ana. night." Fossi
bly the kid has an Idea of . what be is
up against. . '
"Don't talk about- yourself,"; says a
minister. Good advice, perhaps, but it
1b better than to continually talk; about
other, folks. ' ' .
. Richard Croker say he will never
come back to tbe Unite States to live
It affords us pleasure to thank Croke
for something. .
Th4 Congress may go ahead with the
work of tariff revision, but It need not
expect the democrat to be satisfied
with the result. .
"Will Tammany explain?" asks Mr
Bryan. Tammany will probably ex
plain, that It It baa done anything it is
sorry for, it la glad of it. -
"Foraker Is still the Are alarm In
Ohio," says the Atlanta Constitution.
Perhaps, but they are planning to turn
the legislative hose on him.
Orders have been placed within the
month for 25,000 new cars for the
American railroads Prosperity U ap
parently returning on wheels.
Some of the members of the present
congress seem to labor under tbe de
lusion that the tariff revision elevator
is going up. Instead ot down.
Mr. Rockefeller says the oil busi
ness Is extremely hazardous. It must
be, aa some years it does not pay more
thau 40 percent In dividends. .
A Colorado woman wants a divorce
because she does hot understand her
husband. She '" should be congratu
lating herself, tustead of worrying.
Thomas C. Piatt la going to leave
the United States senate and the Inter
est la the event ia so pronounced that
some New York tnen are fighting J or
his shoes aa souvenirs. . .. .. - - .-. ,
VLVXKett o.v covhtrt Line.
While the commlaelon especially -
Pointed by President RooneTelt to in-
ventigat and report on the conditions
f country life rlth a view to Improve- la
nipnt Is engaged at Its work, It can net
some real help out of the addrrss on
this subject delivered by Sir Horace
Plunkett a few wecka ago before "the
snb-eection nn agriculture of th J
British Association for the Advatice-
ment of Science. The subject of the!
ddress of Mr. Plunkett, who, by the
way. Is expected to visit us soon to
look after his personal Interests in Ne-
braeka, Is "Science and the Problem of
Rural Life," and its scope embraces a
urvey of the field in which science
can and should contribute to the
progress of agriculture.
Previous efforts to equalize the at
tractions of city and country have
been, first, by trying to make the coun-
try more citified and, second, by trying
to make the city more "countrified, but
Mr. Plunkett believes that country life
should be developed more lndepend-
ently by a broad and philosophic
treatment of Its own social and eco-
noraic conditions. "Science," he says,
must bring Into strong relief the hu-
man factor of the problem which calls
for a three-fold character of the con-
structlve work needed for a complete
solution of the problem, namely, better
farming, better business, better living."
With reference to the first of these
divisions, "better farming," Mr. Plunk- When the first census of the United
ett contends that agriculture hasvnot States was taken In 1780 all the tnhab
had its full share in the benefits with itanta of the republic put together
which science, physical and Boclal, has
richly endowed the whole field of in-
dtistllal effort, and that there is a
marked disparity between the attention
given to urban and to rural efforts by
those engaged in the application ot
science to the material and social ad-
vancement ot humanity.
With reference to the second factor,
'better business," the conclusion 19
offered, based On his own observation
and experience, "that farmers are
more backward in their business thau
in their technical methods,' and that
there is no more Important work at the
moment than to stimulate rural popu-
latlon to an Intelligent interest in Its
own problems. The organization of
the buslneos of farming Is far behind
the organisation of other industries
that center In the modern city. The
work of organizing the farmers and
giving the country a co-operative sys-
tem- which Is the counterpart of the
towns requires careful attention.
With reference to the third part,
'better living," co-operation Is again
the keynote and rural education the
foundation. Mr. Plunkett makes a
plea' for a special education , for the
rural school after the point is reached
up to which the training of the child
is in Its essence the same In city and
country. The point of divergence be-
tween town and country education, in
his opinion, turns on the mental out-
look. - "The one way to offset the
townward tendency is to revolutionize
the mental outlook of the population,
to concentrate it upon the open coun-
try." How this is to be done is for
the leaders of educational science to
,;VThe great significance ot this
thought-breeding 'contribution of Sir
Horace Plunkett is that it stamps the
problem of country life an a world
problem and shows that It Is attracting
th attention of the best minds in all
ftdvartce'd countries. The very fact
that the problem is recognized as one
of . world importance Is assurance
that the improvement in the conditions
of ' agriculture immediately ahead of
us is bound to go on with unexpectpd
ELECTORAL COLLEGE PUZZLE.
' One of the peculiar fenlures of tho
American system of electing Its-presi
dents has been called to nftnd bv a"cor-
respondent who writes to Inquire if.
in case Mr. Taft should die efore the
pWrnrai mIIkm mull th r-nUeva
would be bound to elect Mr. Sherman
as president. The correspondent con-
tends that this would be the duty of
the college, as the constitution pro-
vldes that the vice president shall sue-
ceed the Dresldei.t. In cane of the lat-
ter's death or removal from office.
As a matter ot fact. Mr. Taft Is, to-"
day neither president, nor the presl- their motives, out cieopaira win con-dent-elect.
Practically the people tiriue to look good to most of us. It
have chosen him, but technically he
will not be elected until the second
week In January, when the electors
whom the people have choeen will do
the electing. Should Mr. Taft die be-
fore that time the electors would be
under no obligation to choose Mr:
Sherman as president. They may,
even with Mr. Taft alive, decide to
elect Mr. Bryan. Mr. Debs or anv other
citizen who is eligible for the office. I
There Is no legal prohibition to such
The electors will meet at each state
capital and prepare similar ballots, one
of which will be sent by mall to Wush-
Ington, one carried by messenger to
the vice president and one filed in the
federal court nearest the capital of the
state. On each ballot will be recorded
the votes cast by the electors for presl-
dent and vice president. These votes
will be canvassed by congress, which
declares the result of the election, and
there will be no going behind the re-
turns, as was done In the Hayes-Tilden
campaign. The Hoar law, passed soon
after 1876, made such post-election
contests impossible in the future.
Should Mr. Taft die before the vote
of the electoral college is taken it
would ba entirely competent for con-
gress by a special bill to call the col-
lege together for a new election.
Should he die after the vote is taken
and before the Inauguration it is a puz
sltng question whether that would re
sult in the succession of Mr. Sherman
or In an election of a president by the
house of representatives. While the
Uueetton baa never. been put to the
ltent( the possibility ot It suggest the
need tf an amendment which shall en-
act plainly what shall be done In auch
A TEN MlLLlox cirv
Entirely incidental to his picture of
ihe educational requirements ot the
Immediate future, Dr. Nicholas Murray
Butler of Columbia university, In his
report as president to the trustees,
makes this prediction
At the rate which Its population Is being
Increased, Including additions from Immi-
gratlon, there ate many persons now living
who will ltnow New York aa a city with
A ten-million city almost passes Im
agination, and yet were it not In eight,
so careful and far-seeing an observer
as President Butler would hardly ven
ture to assert that the American me-
tropolls will be n ten-million city
witrlln Bixty to seventy years for that
B what hB prediction amounts to.
Today, after nearly twenty centuries
0f growth, the largest city in the world
lg London, which, in what is called
Greater London, embracing all the
suburbs and outlying districts, con-
talned a population by the latest cen-
gu9 of 8,581,372. Greater New York,
whlch comes second, counted in its
19o5 census 4,014,304 people within
nB borders. A ten-million city would
be aimost as big as London and New
numbered only 3,929,214, and it was
not untn about 182 5 that the popula-
tjon 0f the United States passed the
ten - milliOH mark. In the census of
1900 not a state in the union showed
up 10,000,000 people. New York
came first,, with 7,268,894, and Penn-
sylvania second.' with 6,302,115. ' A
ten - million city would contain more
people thiin did Nebraska. Iowa, Kan
BaB Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and
South Dakota combined at the last cen-
lgus period.. It would contain twice as
many people as did the six New Eng
hand states of Maine, New Hampshire,
Vermont, 'Massachusetts,' Rhode Island
and Connectcut at that time
And 8f ill there Is nothing hazardous
hn predicting that the metropolis of
America will hold 10,000,000 people
before the present century expires, the
only doubtful point being how much
sooner it will come than the century
MODBRSIZWO AKCIBXt BISTORT.
Senor Guglielmo Ferrero, the Ital
lan historian, now visiting in this
country, is making it a special order
of business to tell the students In
American schools and colleges that all
the histories ot Rome, except his own,
have been tnlswritten. He has taken
all of our Ideas of those old warriors
and statesmen, gathered from the read
ing of Plutarch, Gibbon, Milman,
Mommsen and others, and declares
that they are as faulty and unreliable
Bs the reports circulated. In the closing
days of a political campaign In this
country. Prof. Ferrero asserts that
our so-called Information about the
Romans has no even approximate re-
hation to the truth.
. The Italian, professor tells us, for
instance, that Marc Antony did not
deliver that "FrrendB, Romans, Coun-
trymon" oration over the body of the
dead Caesar. He presents some pretty
strong evidence to show that Antony
instead of' being a young patriot was
really a self-schemes, who was look
nR oul for Antony and always getting
into the bandwagon! ' It appears that
he had quite a good-sized, .personally
conducted senatorial boom on and was
not partial at all to Caesar,' whose in
fluence was with the other fellow.
School boys, who love to recite the
"Lend-me-your-ears" . excerpt from
Antony's oration, may regret his re
Jectment. but a whole multitude of
folks will rise up In protest against
Prof. Ferrero s assertion mat cieo-
Para wasn't there With the good looks.
declares mat sne not oniy aia not
possess the girt of beauty, but was
positively ugly. Haven't we seon her
on the stage and known ner capture
the worlds hearts? Ferrero may re
build the fabric of Roman history with
Uhe helP of tne knowledge of men and
i permissible, perhaps, for Ferrero to
insist that Caesar was a democrat and
that Augustus "expressed precisely
the same views as your president and
in precisely the same language." His-
torical accuracy Is Important, but
there are some Actions which are more
preferable, if not truer, than facts
and Cleopatra s beauty belongs In that
A 'MEMORIAL TO LINCOLN.
I The report that President Roosevelt
I will recommend to the coming con
I gress the admission of New Mexico
and Arizona to statehood has led to
I the suggestion that one of the new
I states be named Lincoln, in honor ot
the martyred president. It is pro
I posed that this be done In commemora
Ition ot the approaching centenary of
Lincoln's birth. A Boston lawyer and
sociologist adds the suggestion that the
Philippine islands b rechrlstened the
Lincoln islands. A further proposition
is that a magnificent national roadway
be constructed from Washington to the
Gettysburg battlefield and named I
honor of Mr. Lincoln.
In respect to all of the suggestions
it may be argued that Lincoln need
1 the naming of neither roadways, states
nor foreign possessions to keep hi
name and fame alive for future gen
rations, but as there seems to be
general desire to take some such fit
ting action In the Lincoln centenary
year, the suggestion that New Mexico
If admitted, be named the state ot Lin
olu is , the , most reasonable and
proper that has been offered. Arizona
should be admitted under the present
name, which Is distinctive. The prop
osition for the construction of a treat
ational roadway from Washington to
Gettysburg appeals In a sentimental
ay, but it has a fatal defect In the
certainty that its construction would
be made the groundwork for some very
active, and profitable real estate spec-
latlon along the entire route and
would place upon the federal govern
ment the burden of a road Improve
ment that should be borne bv the
states of Maryland and Pennsylvania.
No argument worth considering ran
be offered in favor of naming the
Philippine islands after Mr. Lincoln.
The mere suggestion contains a hint
of Intention to retain these islands per
manently and this, it is believed, is
neither the wish nor the purpose of
the American people. The name of
Lincoln would be a misnomer for those
islands, which may or may not be
eventually disposed of to a foreign
power or Riven tholr independence and
the right to select any name that suits
On the other hand, Lincoln would
be a fitting name for the new state to
be created out of the territory ot New
Mexico. Its present name means noth-
ng and serves only to recall a chapter
of American history on which em
phasis ia not eagerly placed. It would
be a graceful act to give the new state
the name of the man who, next to
Washington, Is the most prominent fig
ure in the nation's history.
WHEN DOCTORS DISAGREE.
The recent prohibition crusade in
the south, In which a number of the
homes of the Seductive mint Julep and
the product of corn have been placed
In the "dry" column, has started sci
entists, professors and physiologists to
arguing upon the effects of strong
drink on the human system. Out of
the Contributions offered it Is easy to
reach the conclusion that there are
twd sides to the drink problem, as
there are to the tariff and most ques
tions which the people insist upon
keeping alive as Issues. Two recent
contributions to the temperance litera
ture, however, are worthy of" at least
passing consideration, owing to the
prominence of the contributors.
President Eliot of Harvard, who
states that he has used liquor all his
life, but has now come to realize
that he has used It unwisely, ad
vises all users of alcoholic stimulants
to stop it. He asserts that, while wine
does "make' glad the heart of man,"
it is a rude crowbar with which to pry
Into action the delicate mechanism of
the brain and that the after effects
are more damaging than the benefits
to be 'derived from the original stimu
lus. On the other hand, Prof. Hugo
MunsterbeVg of Harvard, whose repu
tation in the psychological world is
very high, argues that many men do
their best work arter a moderate use
of alcohol and that there is no sci
entifically safe fact which demon
strates the evil effects of a temperate
use of alcohol by normal adult men.
He makes the somewhat Startling
statement that the alarming spread of
cocalnism, morphinism, sexual per
version and ruinous habits Is among
those who totally abstain from alcohol.
Dr. Frederick Peterson and Dr. George
Williams, recognized as two of the
leading physicians In New York City,
Offer opinions combatting Prof. Mun-
sterberg's views. TheBe physicians as
sert that alcohol Is a drug, a poIhou.
a narcotic, an anaesthetic, a depressant
and not. as generally supposed, a stlm
ulant; It perverts digestion, weakens
the heart's action, decreases the capac
ity for muscular work and dulls the
The difficulty of all this argument
is that there js and can be no hard
and fast rule forejudging the effects
of alcohol, chewing gum, golf, cards
or politics on men. One boy can play
With matches without coming to harm,
While another makes work for the fire
department. One man can toy with
strong drink and experience no ill ef
fects, while another takes it only to
find his fortifications against excess
battered down and the temperate
drinker turned to a drunkard. The
world has no trouble with the temper
ate drinker, while most of its worries
and sorrows come from the intemper
ate. The man who does not drink
at all Is the only one who leaves noth
ng to chance.
The Gerrran chancellor, who is be
ing looked upon as the refuge of his
people against the militarism and war
spirit of the emperor, has Just asked
for $12r,000,000 for the enlargement
of the imperial rruy and navy.
"Where to Go for the Winter" Is the
subject of a lot of railroad advertising,
In this latitude it is not necessary to
eo anywhere for the winter. Just
wait for it.
"Shall we have free sugar?", asks
the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Not un
less tho grocerB turn philanthropists
or are the victims of misplaced conff
New York Is still Utsrtusslng wha
shall be done with Madison Square
garden but indications are that the
garden will soon become a clnsed Incl
Unforced Economy. .
Oreat is publicity. Il shows that we
elyct tt prcsiilcat tor about a third of wl
it UHfcd to COIlU
A Graceful (ouedona.
Instead of Jet-ring at the kaiser because
tie "came down," as aome seem disposed
to do. Isn't it more fitting to give him
credit for recognising bis responsibilities
to his people aud (or sacrificing bis per-
sonal pride for their Interest In a manly,
straightforward wayT The kaiser la al
ways Impulsive, sometimes lndlapreet, but
hla action, on aober second thought, has
uniformly been .creditable to him aa a man.
t aaaht with the Onoris On.
New TorK World.
They will tell rnu In Wall street that th
work of the Chicago forger whs Coarse,
that he didn't ohwrve the rules of the
gftme and that he doesn't belong to our set
'Twill Do foe a "tarter.
Twenty-five per cont Increase in the
amount of tnall between thla countvy and
Great Britain during the first month of
the 2-cent putage doean't fully offset the
reduction In the pecuniary receipts,' but it
will do for a starter. It s bound to show
profit In time. . .
Atlvanee ef the 'Invra Idea."
New Tork World.
The election of Albert M. Cummins to
Lhlted States senate from Iowa and
pledge to aid In tmmedliita tariff re
nt! aa promised In the party platform
nspnrts the "Iowa Idea" to Wlnhlnotnn
Itli some emphasis. And the stand-natters
had their troubles already.
Reason for General Rejoicing.
New York Sun.
Justice Weaver of the Iowa supreme
court In construing the contract of a
teacher of athletics duclded the foot ball
season to be that part of the year ending
with Thanksgiving day, and added:
The remainder of the vear of the urn VAN
slty student may be devntpH i.i (ho iu.lv
of foot ball, but the foot ball season proper
.-hub nppruunaieiy wun a general thanks
giving, We Infer that thla Iowa Judge belongs to
the Eliot strict construction school of toot
ball and la glad when the season Is over.
An Honorary Humorist.
Mr. Rockefeller's humorous deposition
serves him well. A smart reporter Accosted
him In one of the Intervals of his cross
examination and submitted to him a writ
ten question, prepared by the young man's
editor, asking the old gentleman If he ex
pected to get an Immunity bath. Mr.
Rockefeller read the question carefully,
placed his arm around the young man's
neck, adjusted hla mouth to the reportorlal
ear and then hollered aa loud as he could
Tell him I am not Inl"
MIMOIK1 JOINS TUB NORTH.
Taft'a rierallty a Death Certificate
New York World (dem ).
The mont significant and interesting re
sult of the Missouri election Is the slate's
emphatic repudiation of Bryanism. The
voters showed an inclination toward dem
ocracy by electing most of the state can
didatesall except Hadley and Qmellch, In
Whose success special causes governed. Yet
they gave Taft a plurality of 1,024 over
Until 1904 Missouri was regarded as one
of the strongest and safest states in the
democratic column. It was looked upon
as part ot the solid south. From 1878 it
gave an unbroken series ot democratic
pluralities ranging from S3.000 to SS.O00. Two
years before the first nomination of Bryan,
under the leadership of "Silver Dick"
Bland, Missouri was swept by the erase
of 18 to 1. The state took the leadership
In the silver movement. In ths 1833 con
vention Hhe Missouri delegation assured
Bryan's nomination by deserting Bland at
the critical moment. That year the state
gave Bryan a plurality of 68.404. In 1900
It gave him a plurality ?f 45,953. Bryan
was Its Idol. In 1904 the loss of the state
was charged to the refusal of the Bryan
following to vote for Parker. This year
It was confidently anticipated that Bryan
Idolatry would redeem the stale and would
pull through the weak candidate for gov
ernor. But Bryan could not save himself.
He waa weaker than the minor slate can
didates of his party.
Tafl's plurality ia the death certificate
of Bryanism in Missouri. Its downfall In
the house of friends has destroyed a dem
ocratic stronghold and made 1t open fight
ing ground for tho enemy. Missouri's loss
to democracy opens the southern border
for republican invasion.
PERSON A L, Al OTHERWISE.
Desertatlon on the food value of chest
nuts are warmly commended to story
tellers. The suspended banks of Peking resumed
business promptly when the police came
around with the axe.
Conveyances from ChlcHgo to the peni
tentiary speed over a straight road only
when the victim willingly omits th curves.
When a court cuts a woman s claim lor
alimony from $126,000 to $36,000 a year it is
time to class judicial gallantry among the
Philadelphia will start the new year
with an all-night bank, both for business
atid to prove that some natives stay
awake at night.
Burton Holmes, the lecturer, says that
the name of the Chinese empress was
O'Hnru, evidently a Chinese version of
O'Hara. Can't lose "em.
If some bookmaker would plit out bl
cgrsp'iles of the Howard and Anna Gould
families the six "best sellers" of former
years would be "beaten to a f resile."
A Chicago university professor breaks
Into print to say that the mental equality
of the sexes Is Impossible. Quite likely,
since Mrs. Professor Is wise enough to
avoid the megaphone.
ThaS" Washington Judge who ruled that
a wife had a legal right to search her
husband's pocket doubtless reasoned that
a husband who could net beat tho game
wann't a safe person to harbor money.
The Association for International Concili
ation, having failed to place Congressman
Hohsnn on A peace fd-itlng. might try him
w!t one of Its peace pimphlets printed In
seven language. Richard needs treatment
Mr. Rockefeller's dibut In magnilne and
court literature is so vulumnlnus and sym
pathetic in tone that Ida Tarbell must
revise her ideas and can a few more. Such
hot stuff deserves a better fate than ob
I'vlon in legal Umes.
When Grand Dukr Alexis and his com
panion rpnrtamen finished their buffalo
hunt In January, lb':, Ihey were siven a
banquet at Toneko, Kan., at which the
bill of far- c ntnlnec" 103 different articles
of food and drink. He survived the feast
Ihirty-dx years and ten months: .
An accommodating Judge of a court at
Fprinsflel'l. 111.. ailJonrnd court long
enouuli to perrn't two scrappy lawyers to
settle the question which one was a liar.
At the conclusion of the argument, which
was regarded as a draw, the court re
marked that after making allowance for
the excitement 1:0 would satisfy the
court's Ideas of dignity.
Tho right kind of a father-in-law to
annex Is one built on the plan of Captain
John Fleming, a Wealthy New York corV
tractor. The elopment and marriage of
his son drew from the es-sea captain an
outburst of expletives that would melt an
Iceberg, but when the. storm exhausted
itself the old man summoned the gulfty
pair to hla home, smacked the bride on
the smacker and pronounced the benedtc
Moo by handing them a certified check
for $HMX. Wouldn't that jar you?
w1 Ikl2-'j5&&r '
Of your irlfl will enable you to choose from a most
complete stock. My rases are wHn'ito! down with novelties,
ilch Jewelry, silverware, rut rIhnh, etc., etc. A' our Inxoec
tlon Is earnestly solicited.
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SUMMONS. BOILED DOW N.
Th dogmatic are always strong on bark
ing. Counting your blessings discounts your
No one waa ever left sad by giving happi
The ability to learn marks the limits of
Tob many men lay to a gentle heart the
faults of a soft head.
Tou cannot Improve the breed by pollBli
Ing the brass on the harness.
It's no use paying for plush In the pews
If you've got putty In the pulpit.
No man Is master of himself who can
not control the gliests In his heart.
There never can be sufficient public vir
tues in a life to balance private vices.
The worst failures are those successes
that have come at the cost of the soul.
You do not secure a clean bill for your
seir by Indicting the rest of humanity.
Whether esrth shall be like heaven dev
pends on whether heaven Is in our hearts.
There are -many things we cannot afford
to get foe less than their fall price.
Some men think the only way to preserve
the landmarks la to alt on the fence.
When a man get to arguing .with his
conscience you may be sure his appetites
The minister who Is tlilrtklng all the time
of the limelight cannot 'do much for, the
lives of men. Chicago Tribune.
IRCl'LAR SHOTS AT THB Ft l.riT
Baltimore American; A Pennsylvania
pastor who wished the mammoth hats of
the feminine part of hi congregation re
moved, and who believed more In the exer
cise of tact than of authority, announced
that he would not expect the elder ladles to
take off their hats In church, but would
request it of the younger ones. Every
woman had to take off her headgear or
Stamp herself as elderly. There was no
further obstruction of the view.
Boston Herald: Says the eloquent Bap
tist prescher. Pr, O. P. Giffnrd: Catholic
Ireland and Protestant England lived nn
Separate Islands. In Boston Irishman
jostled Englishman, the Catholic crowded
Protestant. Contact destroyed prejudice.
Kach saw that the 'other was human, and
Seeking the divine. The open palm has
taken the place of the clenched fist, both
are citizens of a common republic. Ignor
ance Is tho parent of prejudice, knowledge
of truth frees.
Philadelphia Rocord: TIih Methodists and
the Baptists and the Presbyterians and the
Lutherans can vote as they please, and If
they choose to vote only for candidates
whose theological opinions they deem
sound, th-.it Is their affair. But It is not
worth while for them In their various
Clerical assemblies to adopt resolutions cen
suring the president for writing that Mr.
Taft's religious beliefs are his own private
affair. That expresses the conviction of a
great majority of the people of the coun
try, rind It is hardly worth while for the
ministerial meetings to resolve that the
president and the nation at large are all
wrong and that voter Ought to divide on
Working on a Men Issue.
Mr. Bryan Is to spend some time In
Mexico studying the railroad question
under President Dla' Scheme of national
isation. He has never abandoned his be
lief In government ownership, but simply
postponed th Issue until a more nppcrtunle
time than has yet appeared. Possibly he
Intends to take a chance with it In 1912.
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If you have no knowledge of the business you can make
a living while learning it.
. II. D. NEELY, Manager
merchants" National, bank building -Omaha,
prices, but n steady and sure increase.
I am now showing many little diamond
novelties, brooches, inns, cuff buttons,
Is for you. Iljr buying from mo jrou ar
enabled to give better, larger and richer
gifts than ever before. I have no set rules,
a little down and the balance in a way you
can't miss It. Goods delivered on the first
mall payment. '
Mrs. HlghmuH I see from the faahlon
plates that gowns are not to be worn so
long next year.
Mrs. Pneurltch Gracious! My husband
will have a fit. I never wear a gown more
than once or twice even now! Chlcaga
Mrs. Hicks My husband has been Just
lovely to me all day.
Mrs. Wicks H'm! What was It you
caught him doing ?Boston Transcript.
Mrs. Henham How much did vou pay
the minister when we were married?
Benlnim He fined me la. Harper's
"What, Mrs. Ka Fllppe, :s your Idea of
nn Ideal husband?"
"One who fs always willing to occupv
the rumble seat in the auto when vou are
entertaining a handsi me young army offi
cer." Chlcngo Record-Herald.
Uripgs Kven divorce, nowadays, offers
no sure relief.
Orlsgs How so?
"Why. In nine cases out of ten a man ia
free to marry again." Brooklyn Lite.
They wore seated together In a down
"What is your favorite dish?" he asked,
os he nicked up the bill ot fare.
"Oh. I don't know," she replied. "But If
you are g ing to present mo with a dish,
anything in sterling silver Willi lie accept
able." Chicago News. ,
"I'm living In a new neighborhood now."
'Have your new neighbors offered you
any attentions?" .
"Weil, I think some of them Invited
iiiruua iu which me move in. v aKhlngion
nuve in. v aKhlngion
e s no use In your try-
Mrs. Henpeck -There';
Ing to dispute whnt I say. I'm determined
to have I lie last word.
Mr. Henpeck I'm quite willing vou
should, my dear, only do have It soon.
He .My dear, here is eiartllng news In
the paper this morning. There has bocn a
great breaking up In China.
Pile Pshaw! that's nothing. It happens
every day in the kitchen. Baltimore
"liarllng." said the fair, pale girl, as she
nestled to hn- manly lover's side, "I would
die for you.',-
"I know It, Mabel," he answered, "but
wouldn't you ohlign me bv choosing another
color?" Baltimore American.
Tommy Wrott Tou told Dora Hope that
you had refused me at least half a dozen
times. What a whopper!
Iitta !uph It wasn't it whopper, either.
Won t yu remember that vou proposed to
me six times last Thursday evcmg? Chi
"Have you got an Independent fortune?"
No; I'm married." Clev, land Leader.
Now the butcher's boy smiles blithely as
he meets you on the block.
And the grocer' boy gets busy with hl
And the Janitor Is careful your opinions
not to shock.
Though In days gone by he did not care
' a rap.
Now the waitress asks you oyer if you'll
have a piece of pie,
vAnd the bellboy comes ofttlmea before
While the cook gets so ambitious that
yog ask th reason why,
And decide you've quite misjudged th
girl, poo? thing.
Next your relatives get busy, writing let
ters by the score,
Though you're not by any means a man
But you hasten to remember that about
a year before
They were equally concerned about your
Then a dawning seems' to seize ypu In Its
And an understanding permeate your
There s a reason for these favor which
you vry soon will trace
If your talent for analysis is fine.