Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 06, 1908, EDITORIAL, Page 4, Image 12

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Tim Omaha Sunday Beb
Entered at Oinalii postufflce as sccnnd
claaa matter.
TERMS OF 8l llSi RirTKN.
Jally Pi (without KusdayV onn
llly H- ami Bunday, onu yar W
Dally Hps (Including Sunday), t?r week.. 15c
Dally Hen (without Sunday I. rr week, lo
Evening Hpi (without Sunday), vr wwk x
Bvenlna; M (with Sunday, VT week V'
Sunday t)i-, one year 1-3"
Saturdiy one year t'
Address all complaint of Irroa-ulnrltl-s In
delivery to City rirrulutlon department
Omaha The IV e Hulldln.
South Omaha Twenty-fourth and N.
Council Rluffn-15 Prntt Street.
Uncnln ilS Iylttlp Hulldltif.
Chlrano MarquettA il)dlng.
New York-Rooma llOMUC No. M West
Thirty-third Street
Wahlngtnn-72S Fourteenth Ptreet. N. W.
Communications relating to new and edi
torial matter should he addresaud: Omaha
Bee, Editorial Department.
Rtmlt by draft, eiprcw or postal order
payable to The Rre Publishing- Company.
Only Z-cont stamps received 'n payment of
mail account. Personal cherks. except on
Omaha, or eastern exchanges, not accepted.
Btate of Nebraska. Douglas County, sa. :
&tor H. Tischuck. treasurer of The
Be PubllstitriK company, being duly aworn.
says that the actual number of full and
complet coplea of Ttaa Dally, Morning.
Evening and Sunday Bee' printed durlna- the
month of Novembr, was as follows:
i 44,000
1 38,100
1 7,960
17 37,190
18 36,870
19 3V.890
20 87,310
21 37,000
22 37.060
23 37,010
S4 37,090
J5 37,070
2ft 38,940
27 37,140
IS 38,890
29 88,700
20 37,ill0
4 , .4,850
6 48,880
T 33,380
19 37,810
11... 37,790
12 37,880
II 37,89a
14 37,590
II 38,00
Total 1,161,370
Lass unsold and returned coplea. 11,167
Ntt total 1,150,103
Dally average 38,338
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before me this 1st Jay of December, 1K0S.
(Baal) M. P. WALKER
Notary Public.
abacrlbera leaving; tbe city tem
porarily ehovtd have The Be
milled to kna.. Address will
changed ttat as reqaeated
Haytl may be removed temporarily
at least from the list of wluter resorts.
After tomorrow It will be too late
to get Into the early Christmas shop
pers' class.
Secretary Taft Is on the water
wagon. He will have plenty ot com
pany after January 1.
Senator Cummins may discover that
the "Iowa idea" is not 89 papular in
the senate as It is In Iowa-
Mr Hlsgen again declare, that he
has. had enough politics. The returns
show that he had very little.
"Foot ball produce moral clouds.,"
says a Harvard professor. Also work
for trj,e emergency hospitals.
At least Tim Woodruff always
shows, fine discretion in getting out of
the way before he la run over.
' Captain Hains says he does not re
member shooting Mr. Ann Is. Doubt
less he would be glad to forget It.
They are asking for a $50,000 dam
In Guam. It is doubtful if congress
will give a $50,000 dam for Guam.
A Long Island pot has died, leav
ing an estate valued; at $1,000,000.
He could not have been much oi a
Mr. Taft has turned his wineglass
down and la doing the same thing
with a lot of undesirable applicant
for office.
"China wi,U never gq back to the
dark." says the Washington Star.
Possibly China la afraid to go home
in tha dark.
"Shall we annex Canada," asks the
Charleston Newa and Courlor. Oh,
yes. Go as tar as you like, but don't
call fox help.
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Prosecutor Uoey of San Francisco,
ia said to be out of danger. That
means that the San Francisco crooks
are in danget.
Mr. Bryan's Commoner is running
a aeries, of articles on "The Mystery
of the Election." The election is his
tory, not mystery.
Captain tlobaon thinks that thii 'new-
agreement between the Vnlted. States
and Japan is really, it does not mat
ter what he thinks.
Physicians say that oljnoers of the
navy sleep too much. A natural re
sult of being constantly rocked in the
cradle of the deep.
The nations may decide upon an
other policy when China gets strong
enough to drlde whether it will have
its door open or shut.
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The geography class may now make
lip a lbU of th African towns that
will take tha place of Oyster Bay in
the dispatches net sutunier.
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The Ceii sua bureau fatli to state
.what the number of divorces tn the
country to. counting thoae of Nat
Ooodwin and the Gould family.
A Philadelphia man has sued a jus
tice of the peace fcr $3.75. an over
charge on the marriage fee. He
must think marriage is a failure.
"Today is not tomorrow." singa a
magazine poet. The things we would
tet know, wore it not for the poets,
would fiU the, rest o th. AUgaztne.
iHfc, whs tmiir.
The significance of the National
Corn exposition, which opens at tha
Omaha Auditorium on Wednesday
next, can hardly lie exaggerated. It
has nn inipcr'.nnre far beyond th Idea
a u km' ted by its name, for it mean
first of all that tiie tremendous possi
bilities tf the soil are surely coming
to be recog'iized and properly placed.
That the future wenlth of this country
Is to couie from the soil is not the
cry of the pessimist or the alarmist,
but tho sober conclusion of thought
ful men of affairs, who understand
present conditions and can forecast
the future with some accuracy. For
ests, mines and similar sources of
wealth are rapidly beln2 exhausted,
and, even under a policy of wiso con
servation, will never again assume the
prominence they have had as factors
in American national greatness. Put
the farmer is just coming into bis
own. He has long been held in high
estimation, but has only slightly de
veloped the great opportunities for
wealth production before him. This
Is not to be charged against the
farmer, for the wonderfully fertile
soil of this great country has returned
bountiful yield for slight efforts, and
the farmer has had little difficulty in
producing enough for home and for
eign demand. So he has merely
"farmed," with little thought as to
what might really be done with his
This era of haphazard farmlug has
passed, and a time of careful, scientific
cultivation of the land is coming on.
Returns actually had as a result of
better methods have shown the farmer
how his wealth may be Increased by
a very little effort, and he is intelli
gent enough to grasp the opportunity
and make the effort. The same atten
tion that has been given to animals
is now belug given to plants, and im
proved breeds or types of grain fol
low, with greater yields per acre and
a consequent Increase of farm values.
The demand for better results brings
about the adoption of better methods
In agriculture as in everything else,
and the enterprising farmer is a man
of advanced thought, just as is the
leader in any other line of activity.
At the Corn show methods and. re
sults from the best will be on exhibi
tion and the opportunities for com
parison will be endless. The good
that will come from it is certain, and
the' result will be found in the in
creased yield of the farms of the coun
try. It is an investment that will pay
many fold, and in succeeding years
the recurring exhibits at Omaha will
justify the wisdom of the men who
have so generously and enthusias
tically supported the National Corn
exposition, now so nearly an accom
plished fact.
The revolution in Haytl, which has
reached a point indicating the over
throw of the government of Nord
Alexis, is of general interest to tho
extent of illustrating the apparent in
ability of most of the countries in
that part of the world to handle a
financial problem without mixing gun
powder with it. Tho present revolu
tion is really a continuation, or re
newal, of the outbreak which occurred
in January of this year and which waa
suppressed by President Alexis, who
beheaded the leader of the insurrec
tion, with a number of lesser lights,
and banished others.
President Alexis has always as
serted that the January insurrection
was financed and encouragud by rep
resentatives of some of the foreign
powers that have interests in llayti.
Ir 1903 President Simou Sam con
solidated the liaytien debt, and it was
afterwards developed that the govern,-
ment had been swindled, out of about
1,000.000 by the transaction. A
prominent German firm waa fined in
a heavy amount for alleged participa
tion in the swindle. The fine has
never been paid, and Alexis is con
vinced that the January revolution
waa started by interested parties. In
the hope of driving the government
from power and thus evading a settle
ment of the old claim. Haytl has had
a series of revolutions due to the in
termeddling of. foreign powers, and
tho present outbreak appears to be of
that variety.
(Vl.SiMfc SKliVHK M.AXS.
The short session of congress will
be ask-vl to take two steps toward
progress in postal matters, which ad
vocates of the reforms believe will do
much toward wiplus out the annual
deficit of the department, which now
amounts to about $15,000,000 annu
ally, and of placing the postal service
on a self-sustaining basis.
A bill to establish postal savings
banks will cnie up for consideration
in the senate early in December, and
it is believed that it will be passed by
that body without much ikUy or de
bate, a it was thoroughly discussed
at tho last s"8Kn. All of the argu
ments for and against the pleasure
have been fully presented and the sen
timent of the country is strongly in
faor of th enactment of the law.
Tho only tangible opposition is being
offered by tho savings banks, which
pvoJ(v8s to believe that the establish
ment of the postal savings banks
would work to the Injury vl the sav
ings banks existing under state char
ters, is believed; that this conten
tion ia erroneous, as the experience lo
other countries has shown that tbu
entire savings business, federal and
private, H stimulated by the adoption
of the postal banks. France, for ex
ample, ha had yostal banks, for mere
than twenty-five years and experi
ence bus proved that they help
the business of the private savings
bauks and generally strengthen the
financial interests of the republic from
the lalueoc which they exert to
promote thrift among the people. The
republican platform adopted at Chi
cago pledgee the party to tha adoption
of the postal savings system and,
while the pledge may be looked upon
as binding only on the congress
elected last month, indications are
that the pressure of public sentiment
will pro-luce the entctment of this
very generally des'red legislation nt
the coming short session.
Tho opposition to the extension, of
the parcels post system is more gen
eral. The express companies are nat
urally united against it, and have ap
parently succeeded in convincing
many country mcrchaut.s that the
plan would place them at the mercy
of the big mall order house. The
express companies do not want oppo
sition of any kind and are using every
effort to prevent 90,000,00.0 people
from securing the benefits of quick
and cheap transportation facilities,
such aa are afforded by the postal de
partments of nearly all other coun
tries. Postmaster General Meyer
asks congress to give him permission
to establish a trial parcels post in four
counties of the country to demonstrate
what can be done in this direction.
His request Is so modest, and so much
depends upon the result of the experi
ment, that congress should not hesi
tate to enact the necessary legislation
to that end.
Tho perennial question of the tip
was one of the subjects of discussion
at the convention of tho International
Association of Hotelkeepers, just
ended at Rome, and the conclusions
hold no measure of comfort for that
portion of humanity that is compelled
to eat away from home. The hotel
keepers have not only accepted the
tip as a recognized Institution, but have
gone to the extreme of adopting a
suggestion that the tip should be reg
ulated, the amount being fixed at 15
per cent of the bill on all charges of
less than $4 and 10 per cent on dining
charges in excess of $4 or more.
Thla decision to regulate the tip
may be a step in the direction of
finally eliminating it. Under the prop
osition of the hotelkeepers the tip
would become a fee, instead of a
gratuity, and therefore lose ita at
tractiveness, both to the waiter and
the patron. The tip must. In the very
nature of things, be irregular, ignor
ing scales and standards. To the
patron, at least, it is a gratuity, ex
tended for prompt service and courte
ous treatment and withheld when in
different service la offered and lack of
attention shown. It is a matter en
tirely between the patron and the
waiter. If "George" happens to know
just what the patron's tastes are; just
how hot or how cold the plate should
be; is ready to suggest that a certain
item on the menu la particularly good
or subject to suspicion; then "George"
gets the tip. If "George"- is impartial
in his services and attention, the dis
criminating and finicky patron will
withhold the tip, and probably trans
fer his custom to some restaurant
where the waiters know and appreci
ate a profitable customer. The tip is
rarely offered as an alma. It is almost
Invariably a recognition of service and
attention greater than is shown to the
average guest.
The attempt to regulate the tip by
a fixed scale will end in failure. It
would place the man with the long.
purse and the fastidious taste in a
position where he would be unable to
obtain any advantage over tho man
with a few dollars and the appetite of
an ostrich and no more discrimination
in taste than a buzzard. Then, again,
the patron who gives tlps usually ia a
little cranky about distributing them
himself and will resent the proposi
tion to have his offering reach the
waiter through the hands of tho pro
prietor or cashier.
Only one good result can come from
tho resolution of the hotelkeepers, and
that will be found in the suggestion
of the amount considered proper as a
tip. Tho man who gives more than
10 per cent of hla bill as a tip Is a,
chump and ia usually recognised as
such by the waiter. The man who
gives a moderate tip, in recognition of
efficient service, gets his. reward in
courtesy, attention and servico that
makes the tip practically a part of the
legitimate charge, but a charge that
belongs to the waiter who renders the
service and not the proprietor. it
would bo better, of course, if tip
could be pbolished and all patrons
given excellent and even service, but
so long aa that ideal condition does
not obtain the tipping nuisance, of
necessity, will continue.
With the promised general revision
of the Hingley tariff schedules, the
advocates of the removal pf all duty
on art works have begun anew their
plana for bringing pressure to bear
upon congress to graut their long
standing and oft-repeated petition.
The American Free Art league has
completed a brief, to be submitted to
the ways and means committee, mak
ing a stirring appeal for the removal
of the duty on art.
The arguments advanced by the
niembet of the Freo. Art league
should be convincing even to the most
ardent standpatter, endorsed, as they
are, by more than 200 of the leading
artists of the nation. They make it
plain that the tariff doei not do the
artists any gpod and they do not de
sire it. They take the positlou that
they are really Injured bv the tariff
which prevents work of foreign, artists
from being brought to this country,
except under duties that are almost
prohibitive. It is argued that If the.
duty is removed; many thousands of
dollars of art. works will be added
to the libraries and ' collections in
this country; thus educating the pub-.
lie to an appreciation of the beautiful
ia this direction. The revenue de
rived front the duty on art works ia
small and the enforcement of the ex
isting lawn aids no one, but works to
the disadvantage of both the artists
and the public.
EWAllTY Bl'rliftt' THK LAW.
OMAHA. Ik. 3. -To the Editor of The
Hve: "Tree t'lunter," "llluck Water" and
"Anteloi." all dwellers In the lnnd ol
"shallow waters," fU Into a discussion re
cently of th' lr state's motto, "Kuuallty be
fore the law." To their primitive minds
the words suggested the recognition to
lumn extent of that law which governs
men's souls In their relations with their fel
low creatures, saltier than the letter of
civil law. This may sound rather danger
ous so soon after our visit from a fearless
free thinkur. Indeed, one of the party said,
"That sounds like Kmina Uoldman." So In
the belief that the obliging- editor always
helpa those who cannot help themselves,
please give us your Interpretation and that
of the originator of the motto and any
other Information on the subject that your
time and space will allow. N. H. 8.
Just what sort of information Is
wanted by our correspondent docs not
appear from the note above. If it Is
intended to read iuto the motto of the
state of Nebraska a new or ulterior
meaning the effort is wasted. "Equal
ity Before the Law" is a simple state
ment of the basU of human liberty.
Just where it originated cannot be ac
curately told, but it is certainly older
than the American republic. Thomaa
Jefferson has been accused of deriving
his inspiration for the Declaration oi
Independence from Thomas Paine and
similar writers, and formulating the
immortal document on the lines of a
written instrument that came down
from the Dutch republic that preceded
the American by a century. The
Dutch had their inspiration from
further back in time, and so the mat
ter might be traced indefinitely to the
very beginulug of established order
and government by law as opposed to
government by consent.
Broadly stated, equality before the
lay means that the law rests with
equal force on all; ha.t no one is too
great to escape its operations, and no
one too insignificant to be denied ita
protection. It does not mean that
anyone la to have a privilege that is
denied another, or that anyone is to
be deprived of rights guaranteed by
law. The law draws certain distinc
tions which experience has taught are
for the best interests of all, and the
enforcement of these distinctions la
accomplished without hardship on any.
Occasionally some individual feels ag
grieved at some provision of the law,
and would have it changed, but unleaa
the alteration demanded can be shown
to promise good for all rather than for
the few, it will not be made.
"Equality beforo the law" means
no more and no less than the. simple
statement contained in the phrase.
Men's souls are not involved in this
unless their aspirations lead them to
some infraction of the written law.
The law guarantees human liberty In
thought and action to alt and it Is to
secure this boon and preserve it that
statute law is enacted.
The recent decision of the supreme
eourt of the United States, suataiulng
the state law of Kentucky which pro
hibits the co-education of whites and
blacks, ha served to direct renewed
attention to the manner In which the
southern states refuse to grant the
opportunities of the commonest edu
cation to the negro. It is not uncom
mon to find southern newspapers and
southern politicians making the claim
that the negroes are being given ex
cellent educational advantages, in the
common school grades, and Inviting
attention to the progress being made
in that direction, but the statistics do
not support theso assertions.
One of the teachers in the Tuskegee
Institute has prepared some very in
teresting statistics on this point. He
shows that "there are now in the
United States nearly 3,000,000 negro
Children of school age who never even
see the inside of a school house." In
ntoKt cases, he asserts, the average
length of tho Bthool term per year is
leas than four months, and that leas
than 50 per cent of the negro children
or school age. are given opportunity to
have even that much time in school.
Reference is made in the statement
to tho conditions in Georgia, whore
there are fifty-five blacka and forty
five whites In every 100" children of
school age, but the white receive SO
per cent and the blacks only 20 per
cent of the funds devoted to schools.
In Mississippi, where the blacks out
number the whitea, 67 per cent of the
black children of school ago are en
tirely without educational privileges.
Tho percentage is even larger in
South Carolina. Alabama, Kentucky,
Tennessee and Texas make much more
liberal, provision for the education of
the negro children, and the results
are shown In a better class of negro
workmen and a higher standard oi
living among the blacks.
The conditions that exist In most of
the southern states furnish an ef
fective answer to the contention so
persistently advanced by southern
politicians that the negro becomes
more worthless as he Is educated. The
contention cap not be proved, for the
record shows that no considerable ef
fort has been made to try the effect of
education in uplifting the negro race.
The black child of the south has not
been given a chance.
The marines are to be ordered to
land duty and the sailors have been
directed to practice up on their bicycle
riding. If this nature faking goeg
much further the horse ms linos wlil
be assigned to the automobile squad.
A Cleveland church has put its af
fairs into the bands of a business
manager. A business manager who
caja handle the church janitor and, the
church choir will soon be called to the
head of some big business concern.
The Chicago police have been In
structed to look out for cases of con
tagious disease. It U a relief to find
tho Chicago police after something
they stand a chance of catching.
The announcement that the Ne
braska legislature will follow tho ad
vice of Mr. Bryan is a little alarming.
Remember wnat happened in Okla
Anyway, PI Yu, the 3-year-old em
peror of China, has the nerve to refuse
to take back anything he says, uo
matter whether his chancellors like It.
A War fry Unshed.
Kansas City Times.
The administration really should have
been more thoughtful of Congressman
Hnbson's feelings than to agree not to fight
Well Worth av Trial.
Boston Herald.
"No good roads, no rural freo delivery'1
would be something stimulating to tho
cause. Will the Postofflce department lay
down that proposed alternative?
An Eaajr Inside Jvb.
Minneapolis Journal.
Sixty years ago Francis Joseph, mounted
the throne uf Austria-Hungary. He has
seen many a populist movement In the old
country since, but the monarchy Is still do
ing business at tho old stand, and recently
turned a renl estato deal that added ma
terially to the emperor's backyard.
Reciprocal Oallantry.
Boston Herald.
It Is the opinion of a fashionable milliner
that If the churches are going to demand
that women remove their hats the sextons
should be required to furnish chock rooms,
hand mirrors and maids to facilitate their
readjustment. Considering all the embar
rassments Involved in the case thla looka
like a fair return shot.
Put sr Trouble ou Ice.
Bultluiore American.
Christmas, the season of peace and good
will to men, will not find the world or, at
least, that part of It In Europe and Asia
in a condition to profit by the season's les
sons, livery nation aeema to. have 111 fuel
ing or a grievance agajnut some other na
tion, and wars and rumors of wars are dis
turbing the atmosphere whivh ought to be
full just now of peaoe and harmony.
Coining; (vutenutal of Lincoln.
New York Tribune.
Preparations for commemorating tUe one
hundredth anniversary of the birth of Lin
coln are being made betimes, as Is fitting.
Seldom In our history has there buen a
persona) anniversary better worth the most
general and most thoughtful, observance.
Indeed, no commemoration could be too
great for the whole nation to make. Kope
clully U It desirable that It shall be as gen
eral and as popular as possible. That la
because Lincoln's sorvices were rendered
to the whole people, and because he was
conspicuously and essentially a man of tha
people In the best sense of that too often
abused phrase. There la probably no char
acter In all our history which more strongly
appeals to the whole people than does his,
noj i there any with which it would be
more profitable for the whole, people to. be
come closely acquainted.
Measure la Position for Vromnt
Boston HeraW.
A bill embody bur Postmaster General
Meyer's recommendation for postal savings
banks la on tho senate calendar for con
akteratloa soon after the opening of the
short session. The bill came from the
senate postofflce committee at the last
session by a unanimous voto, and a t"-
Jorlty of tho senntors are openly In favu
ot the bill. Whatever opposition there.
might have, been In the hjuae will bo
greatly diminished by reason oi the pledge
of tho Chicago convention in favor of the
plan aud bocause of advocacy ot the plan
throughout tho west us a preferable, alter
native to the scheme for government guar
antee of deposit a Ip national bauks. Mis
apprehension of tho postal bank as a coiu
potltor of national hanks or of exlutlng
savings banks has been cleared away, nd
the advantages of tho plan as an extension
of existing agencies for the encouragement
of sa,ving aro generally reooguUed.
When Medicine. Hat starts to speak,
weather sharps run up the black flag.
No ono seems willing to "point with
prido" at the divorce record of tho I'nitad
Paris ou.tcta.ssea New York in yellow
sf nsatlonallsm, and the penny dreadfuls,
throw, a fit at the till.
Mr. Archbold's tenacious memory yield
fewer Items of human Interest than hla
sequestered letter piles.
The coronation of Pu Yl must take high,
rank among the nursery pageants of the
century. For a S-year-old it was a rattler.
Enough fiction to fill a book ha been
written around the love making of the
duke of Abruzzl. The usual happy ending
ia still in the air.
Tho decorative scheme of the Vnited
StaWa senate will not be marred for some
tlmo to come by tho vociferous vest of
Timothy Woodruff.
Tha New York World la unique In Its
journalistic pulchritude. H admits Its
errors as cheerfully aa It applauds the ful
fillment of its piophoclea.
The perfect man has been discovered
between tho covers of a new novel It ia
wise to keep him undnr cover. He would
be mighty lonesome In the flesh.
Predictions about the completion of the
Panama canal are somewhat premature,
but it is safe to venture the guess that the
dituh will be dug before snow files In that
Mark: Twain, la seventy-three yara
young. His smiling words and worka with
stand the ravages pf the years and ban
ishes with the saving grace of humor
countless human troubles.
At a church sociable dinner In Boston a
bold layman asserted that the members
during service had "wings on one shoulder
and a chip on the other." lie left a few
fwathers from hi wing In hla hurried
flight through a side door.
It Is hardly fair to criticise Mr. Rocke-
feller for falling to pipe more Information
to the quizzing lawyers. Th sage of
Pocontico Is piping; an autobiography and
the publisher deserves first haad Infor
mation and the regular rebate.
The most fetching of "donation parties"
ever pulled off on a preacher happenud
In New York last week. Kev. fr. William
It. Huntington, rector of Urace churoa,
on tae ruorulng. of his 70th birthday an
niversary, found under his breakfast plate
a check for -W,JW contributed by UM-rubers
of hi congregation as a token of eatntuB
foe his long and faithful service. The
spirit of that congregation may be
emulated everywhere without violating; the
patent law. Simply go down and dig up.
Ye enrnsm
Uo it motlior, sister or sweetheart, jrivo ),or l diamond a
niM f,t n 1 1 f iti i tttri 1 inn
showing a most
V&6fcfl )! ,anv
Kneli diamond
ly guaranteed
represented to you.
$18.50 Your inspection is invited. $24. t0
Beautifully en
graved 20-year
solid gold filled
case. Besides be
ing good to look
at, it is made for
Living for bread Is one way of losing the
bread of life.
Kocks In our Wity are Just heaven saying,
"Climb up higher."
Our habits are either our greatest help.-
or our saddest hindrances.
It's always easy to see through the dis
guise that other's blessings wear.
Nothing clears up remote difficulties bet
ter than doing Immediate duties.
You cannot do much good for men if you
Seek to do good only to the good.
You may now your sins in the dark, but
they come to harvest In daylight.
The man who puts all hla faith In him
self usually despairs of the universe.
It's not the wrongs we do Hint that worry
the great Father of us all; it's the ill we
do ourselves.
He falls Into pride's pit, who passes by
on the other side, whenever he see one
who has fallen.
When you taketthe rats of business worry
to the church It's, not strange they leave
you nothing but chaff. Chicago Tribune.
Pittsburg Dispatch: Tho clergyman who
goes Into mental .healing because people,
are more Interested, in the present than in
tha hereafter, comes near to the manufac
turer who takes up automobiles becuuse
the bicycle business Is played out.
Boston Herald: The Rev. Dr. Robert
CoJlyer. whose approaching Roth birthday
was celebrated In New York the past week.
Improved tho occasion tu say that he
doesn't bother himself a bit how much
longer ho has to live, knowing that when
he drops off into a final sleep that awak
ening will bo in a brighter, better und
sweeter morn. His years are many, but
he is a year and a half youpger than his
venerable unitarian brothor. tr. Edward
Everett Hale.
Charleston News and Courier: It would
be amusing If It were not so serious. To
say that tho Uymn, "Lead. Kindly, Light,"
was not written by Cardinal Newman, hut
by the Kev. J. H. Newman, when he was
a clergyman of the Church of Kngland,
and sixteen years before h entered the
lioman Catholic church, of which he was
a rather Beyers critic before Ills Idunti
flcation with It. Possibly so; but It would
ba fair to compromise on the statement
tliat the hymn was written by John Henry t the Psalms of David only
wera sung lu tho praises of God. there,
would never bn any necessity of explaining
their authorship.
Philadelphia Record: The assomblago of
the federal council of the Protestant
churches oi the Vuitcd States n thla city
brings toguther a great body of notable
churchmen whoso deliberations arfl of seri
ous public Interest. The object Is to bring
the churches nearer together. In greater
unity there is greater strength, and the
possibility of more successful war against
wroigdoiug. With this aim thorn can be
no uuurrei. but, on the contrary, it should
meet with tha most cordial support of all
good men and women. The differences of
the ChrLstlau churches, mainly as to mat
tars of lesser concern, have been, the great
est bar to the spread, of Christianity.
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Mother 1 hope you are uii . t,i t'-at
young iiwn who liu-i been ailing ti-
Daughter I don't h.i.- l.. Im- uma.'
mamma, tor he's in luw with me. St.
Louis Republic.
liolle I don't like that man vou l.tli -dueed
to me yesterday. lie has xin li a
flyaway luanu.-i.
Nell He can't help that U ru s n, .,s
U making balloon ascensions. - HiUI.iu im
H 1 11 f ft ii n I s:ild toim-thlng t" mv vlf,
last w.-eK that wltVinteO l-.-i and s'm
hasn't spuken to me since.
Henpeck (ileal Sent I, mall" Vim e.lllt
remember what it was. can you V I Mel,.
"Lottie," asi"il Will, "what is that pn c
of music the. orchestra is plu inn .' "
"If the overture m 'V i 1 1 , im 1 1 "
she aiutwvred, IooUIuk at liim nut m Hie
corner of Imi- i ye.
In a Uviu.JeUM. yet anlei:i. v ' I v- V -liain
tlicivui'ou told her what sle
been Halting sn luiu; tn hear .'li ;un
"(Jive me a Rlass nl' port." i e-
old seat captain lo hrt frit ud. Tilings i,w
squally ut homo and I want t.i f,ni:t ,u.
Selt." "1 haven't any very good port Jusi n .v. "
said the friend.
"That doesn't matter,'' replied i:-u n-
erun, "giyo uie what you've got. Any old
port In a storm, you know " Halt-inn u
"Please don't keep callltiR ine 'dear' ul
the tablti," she whispered. vlsnpi win
think we are on our honeymoon. '
"Hut 1 can't help caJlluu 'u 'dejv,' "
gtipud the ymniK man witn the l.ui
pov-aetbook,. "The pm linn vou old. iv i
amounts ti over -Ch I ago News.
Klderly t'nele Dottle, hov.- .1-. vou IIV.
the little stnry book I hetu vou la.i wee..
iKittie (ageu 7) I'luii- R.iiun. it ., punk.
They don't marry. St. Louis Rcpuli.t
Madge Dolly Is a ;irl of surprise:.
kiarjurte t should say fco. h. su'i
actually going lo marry lac tuu.iv mm
sue. w as uuuuged to Ul suauuu.. t'a. u.
THki Ntlltlll Hi Ml.
Clllcaiin I'nst.
Hur ft comes simiitlim and romping alon,;
With a rollicking mai Pky i.e.- Ul, oi a soii,
-MU ...vtUOpM lUlOtlKi. lt. IIU 1
Till it twsst-s liw Icavca
Oil toe bieUi nl llm lnvviv
Twioo as nigh a.s the eaves:
llu! Ho! ou may hear it, go oh lu iis
lhn til
Aleup aa It races the miles nl tin- u.glii.
Suddenly sweeping from silences vast
With a laugh at the suiumct' wnusi- glorlts
uru past,
It goes stripping the vines
of each wltheriiiK husk,
And it chants nf toe pines
in the fur ixu-tlicrtt dusk
Ho! Ho! Willi a whoop that is tinuluii.v
It clinches tho world in Its wintery hold.
It's like a great Jolly, rugged old in, in '
With the chubbiest clieeks lhat ale iinhlii
Who comes lapiiug your checks
Till tiie roacs appear,
While Im ineiilly tweaks
At your nose and your ear -Ho!
Ho! He will ciy as your fingers grow
BcncaUi the fierce pinch of his finger a,nd
Blustering, bellowing. In ffetlng bcv
Wilh a message us vibrant as war b-.iglos
There's a snap in the air
And a tang In It, too.
As It tannics your hair
And Is harrying ynu.
Ho! Ho! 'Tis the wind from the north that
Is here
To buffet un all till wo echo its cheer.
Merchant's Natioual Hank Itldj;.