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THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14. 1900.
The Omaha Daily Dee
rot'NDBD BT EDWARD ROS 6WATER
VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR.
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STATEMENT Or CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraaka, Dougtaa County, aa:
Oeorge B. Tzachuck, treasurer of The Bea
Publishing company, being duly eworn, aaya
that the actual number of full and complete
copies of Tha Dally, Morning-. Evening and
Sunday Pea printed during tha month of
March, 19u, vm as followa:
1 39,630 IT M,9M
2 3S.1SO II 38,30
J 38,300 It W.000
4.. v.. 39.S80 JO. SS.MO
S. ......... ,30 ,tl C7.BS0
j . . . . M,7io . as.tso
,. 37,000 21 3S,70
. ......... 38,t40 14 SS.S30
.......".... Ss.lOv 2S.......I.. .W.t40
10 39,090 2 39,360
11 38,830 27 9,B80
12 88,870 It 37,400
.. 89.10C 29..., 39,030
14 37,800 10 38,870
14 38,960 It 43,380
15. , 38,880
Leaa unsold and returned coplea.. 10,388
Net total 1,197,198
Dally average .'. ...V.. 38,817
GEOROK B. TZSCHUCK. Treasurer.
Sljba.ribet In tnv nivuni.. mnA awnm to
betoro me thla lit day of April, 1.
. M. P. WALKER,
SaI) .. Notary Public.
, WHEN OCT OP TOWJf.
. ,Sabcrlber leaving tka clt ten.
Iiorarlly aaoald have Tka Be
, maHea tfcesa. Address will be
caangea aa artea aa rcaeated.
i i i
' Governor Shallenberger's Ananias
dub will have to enlarge its member-
hlii. " i
An earthquake at Lima, Peru,
stopped the clocks. That's nothing;
even t ho Nebraska' It-glslature did aa
much. ; ' . ' '
Tho night rJdera are busy again In
Kentucky. The recent elections in that
state rendered things dry enough to
If a governor is known by the ap
pointments he makes Governor Shal-
lenbercer will havA a hran tn miv
for later. .
Aa another sample of democratic
home rule South Omaha has Just got
ten a new police commissioner coni
rijlKstcncd in Lincoln.
The woman who held onto her
Luster, hat and let her pocketbook
blow away evidently kpew which rep
1'cncjted the grfater value.
l hilariclpala club men have taken
up the fljlng machine fad. Club men
hiito a reputation of flying pretty high
without the aid of machines.
The speculators are having their
say now, but wait until western sun
shine gets busy and there will be
something really doing in wheat.
, The Treasury department has ruled
that prepared Chinese duck is not
dressed poultry. Does the department
Intend to insinuate that there Is lax
nesa In the methods of preparing the
New Yorkers are offered a play en
titled "The Return of Eve." Unless
she has elaborated her costume since
her Initial appearance she will And the
New York season hardly far enough
. For the first time In a period of
peace the United States army is re
cruited up to Its maximum limit. With
this competition removed the governor
of Nebraska should have no difficulty
in securing a supply of colonels.
Senator Chamberlain of Oregon says
he docs not believe in opposing the re
publicans when they are right" The
application of that principle would
have deprived most of the democrats
of an occupation during recent years.
A popular local preacher, speaking
to the club women, has seized the
opportunity to take the customary
shot at excessive bridge playing. It
is to be noted, however, that for lack
of courage he fought shy of the Easter
The Memorial day committee of the
(i. A. R. start out with a neat cash
balance on hand, left over from the
Memorial day oelebration of last year.
Better put that committee in charge
of some of our other public enter
If buying the water works will not
Increase taxes, what was the object of
that bill so sealoualy lobbied for by
the water-marked statesman to put an
annual frontage water tax on every
owner of Omaha real estate facing s
Forty-four days of storm, with s to
tal of nine feet seven and a half Inches
of snow, la the record of Denver for
the season. When the summer sun
starts the water down stream It will
be' time for people on the bottom- lands
i U to tha hills.
Stretching- the Constitution.
Nebraska's stste constitution has
undergone a great many twists and
turns In the supreme court. H has
been held that a stenographer Is not a
clerk and also that two railroads Join
ing the same termini by the most di
rect routes are not parallel and com
peting roads. The court has now held
that the requirement that no money be
drawn out of the treasury without a
specific appropriation does not apply
to the proceeds of the university mill
The dissenting opinion of Judge
Rose seems to us to be by far the more
convincing. There should be no trou
ble in having the legislature appropri
ate at each session the money pro
duced by the mill levy and to make an
additional appropriation. If necessary,
of any surplus proceeds collected In
from previous levies.- If, on the other
hand, the university draws its money
np to the nominal amount of the full
levy each year It will be certain to
create a deficit of from 6 to 10 per
rent. If the shortage In annual col
lections la only 5 per cent, in less than
ten years this will amount to 60 per
cent and require an extra Mi -mill levy
to extinguish It.
Instead of asking the court to sus
pend the constitution the university
should have asked the legislature to
appropriate the unused collections
from the back tajtes.
The Cry of Coercion.
When democratic senators charge
President Taft with trying to coerce
congress by threatening to veto bills
they sound upon unsympathetic ears.
This charge hardly comes with good
grace from the democratic side of the
fence when the late democratic stand
ard bearer of the party In the last and
in two previous campaigns has been
putting In all winter traveling over the
country seeking to coerce democratic
legislatures Into passing measures
which the country has repudiated. His
latest exhibition In that line was made
in Texas, the home state of the sena
tor voicing the charge against Mr.
So far as made public, Mr. Taft has
not said he would Teto any measure
passed by congress or made any
threats of what he would do In case
desired legislation was not enacted.
He has made it plain, however, that
the country expected congress to re
deem the pledges made to the people
who elected them. If supersensitive
legislators call that coercion they are
As president Mr. Taft Is not only the
head of the republican party, but is
primarily held responsible for the re
demption of the pledges the party
made to the people on which the re
publican party was retained In power.
In the stand he has taken Mr. Taft
demonstrates that he understands the
responsibility and proposes to make
good. The president would be justly
held reralBS In his duty if he did not,
In his official capacity, do what was
within his power to bring about the
enactment of measures demanded by
the people and pledged by the party.
Opening the Base Ball Season.
The umpire's call, "Play ball," re
Bounds throughout the land not the
half-hearted exhibition kind of ball,
but the real article which is to settle
who Is mistaken in the many guesses
on pennant winners. From the chill
spring winds, through the sweltering
days of summer to autumn's frost the
enthusiastic fan wilt yell himself
hoarse, roast the umpire and stand
ready to tight for the declaration that
base ball is the greatest game on
In business and . in play American
life demands action of the strenuous
kind and base ball fills the bill.; This
is the answer to the query, "What do
Americana see In base ball to make It
a national sport?" An hour at the
ball park makes them forget the
troubles of the business day. All the
amusement they require Is crowded
Into the time they have to devote to
the purpose. If doubting ones do not
think they enjoy it let them go out
to the ball park and be convinced.
Young America plays the game on
the corner lots, watches It through the
cracks of the fence and grows Into his
heritage of a seat In the grandstand
In his mature years through the step
ping stone of the bleachers. The sea
son Is on and all nature smiles again.
Even on bad days the rain check is a
rainbow of promise it will shine again.
The Anthracite Coal Situation.
The situation In the anthracite coal
fields presents some encouraging and
some discouraging features. The fail
ure of the operators and men to reach
an understanding leaves a difficult
problem, fraught with all kinds of
possibilities, yet to .be solved. True,
the men are at present working under
the same scale of wages and under the
same operating conditions which have
obtained since the famous award of
the commission appointed by President
Roosevelt. Under that agreement
there was constantly arising situations
which caused friction and which but
for the agreement would have pro
voked conflict. Without this or some
other restraining force equally as effi
cient, there are certain to come hitches
and open ruptures between those di
rectly Interested. Any other ret.uK,
where mutually suspicious parties are
Involved, would be too much to ex
pect. The public has an Interest In Indus
trial peace which ahould make Itself
felt to bring about conditions which
would render an open rupture Improb
able, but no one has yet come forward
with a solution whku gives promise
of acceptance. The chances, there
fore, are. that the opportunist policy
w ill prevail and all simply wait for de
The encouraging feature Is the fsot
both parties have decided to proceed
with the work of mining and market
ing coal. Time was, and that not so
far distant, when on. April 1, when
the old scale expired, would have wit
nessed a strike or a lockout. If the
common sense thus displayed could be
carried a step fsrther and the Inter
ested parties come to an operating
agreement, a load would be lifted from
the industrial situation. The business
la eo extensive, the number of men In
volved bo large, and It la so Intimately
connected with the other affairs of the
country that the uncertainty Is a cloud
upon general Industrial activity.
General Booth's Optimism.
The eightieth birthday anniversary
of the founder and commander of
the Salvation Army has brought from
him a letter filled with optimism.
Years of labor for the lowly and
among the unfortunate and distressed
have not made of him a pessimist.
With a knowledge of the dark aide of
life possessed, perKaps, by no other
living man, his eyes have not been so
dimmed by years and environment as
to obscure the bright star of hope.
It is pleasing to note that while
others with less right to judge class
Americans as dollar chasers, wrapped
up in the problems of material devel
opment and acquirement, the clear In
sight of General Booth sees the other
side. He recognizes the immense po
tentiality of the restless energy of the
American people, backed by great nat
ural resources, and expresses the faith
that it will continue to be directed
for the uplift of humanity when he
says: . '
What will you do with thla mighty, magic
force? If you are permitted to realize your
ambition to lead the world, whither will
you lead It? To utter abandonment of faith
In the eternal and the neglect of every duty
flowing out of It. to senseless worship of
mammon, to useless frivolities? No, I am
sure you won't, and I blush at the very
mention of auch things and denounce them
with all my soul.
The life of General Booth af 80
stands as an object lesson to others.
His methods and his creed may be sub
ject to controversy, but his keeping In
touch with the world's progress and
thought has mado him a virile force
during the years past Instead of a
croaking raven and will continue so to
do until his time comes to lay life's
Two Water Bond Propositions.
The Omaha Water company Is seeking to
defeat the water works bonds. Water
If the other statements made In be
half of the proposed $6,500,000 water
bond issue are on a par with this they
must be very flimsy Indeed. Not only
is the water company not opposing the
proposed bond issue, but Its officers
are actively working for the bonds.
The' Bee knows whereof it speaks on
this matter. Whatever else i may be
charged against the owners of the
water works, they will not be accused
of lacking in business Judgment. They
will not only be glad to sell their plant
for the $6,263,295.49 fixed by the ap
prai8ers, but are the very ones who
will make big profits by the transac
tion. If voting the ' $6,500,000 of
bonds will help them unload the aodner
they will omit nothing to bring about
the voting of the bonds and the com
pletion of the sale. The president of
the water company Is on record in
favor of voting the bonds. Anyone
who says the water company is against
the bonds does not know -what he is
Municipal ownership of the water plant
will not affect the tax rate one way or the
That depends entirely upon the
price we have to pay to buy the works.
If he water works could be acquired
on a valuation on which the revenue
from private consumers would pay all
fixed charges In addition to operating
expenses, that would be true, but if we
have to pay $6,263,295.49 it is 10 to 1
that the revenues will not pay the
whole sum required and that we will
have to levy taxes, disguised as hy
drant rentals, or some other way, to
make up the difference.
The water company Is now paying
about $ 70.000 a year in taxes, which
will have to be made good by taxes on
other property after the city acquires
the plant. The city In addition is. or
should be. paying about $100,000 a
year raised by taxes for hydrant ren
tal. The only place where a real sav
ing would be possible Is In dispensing
with the high-priced lawyers who have
been milking the water fund.
Put It down that you cannot have
your pie and eat It, too. The bills
will have to be paid either by the
water users or by 'the taxpayers, and
the basis of the burden will be the
price paid for the plant with a million
or more added for betterments and ex
tensions. Speaking of "the water company
and Its friends," the very best friends
the water company has In Omaha right
this minute are the members of the
Water board and their satellites, who
are tearing their hair to hand over to
them $6,263,295.49 in exchange for
that water works plant.
William R. Hearst is In hard luck.
First they tried to take from him by
legal process the evidence intended to
be used In the libel suit brought by
Governor Haskell and now they have
stolen It from bis representative. The
governor is In Oklahoma and can
easily prove an alibi.
Omaha should be specially gratified
over the promise which ia held out
that the receivership of the Chicago
Great Western ia soon to be termi
nated. The Chicago Great Western
started things here when it pushed its
western terminus to this point, and It
will do a lot more for Omaha when It
again becomes a 'good, live factor In
the railway world.
Six working girls today filed claims aa
gregatlng 120 against the lake Share rail
way for damage to Easter suits and hats
by a discharge of oily water from a locomo
tive. -Elkhart (tnd.) dlspatrh.
That averages $4 6.66 apiece 'for
each working girl. That prosperity
special cannot have besn sidetracked
so very long.
The house wsnts the tariff bill re
turned In order to Insert a period In
place of a comma. As 4be senate has
inaerted a number of other things in
the bill it would not require much ex
tra labor to clip the tall off the comma
and make a period out of It.
Mayor Jim Is to have a platform
made for him by "the people." The
platform, however, will be made in ad
vance for "the people" by one of
Mayor Jim's trusted lieutenants.
New Jersey Is starting out on the
season's war on mosquitoes. By get
ting an early start the Jersey folks
hope to make a fair showing in the un
Ana at Any Hoar.
The Michigan supreme court haa decided
that a man has the right to treat his
friends in a dry territory. Strong; friend
ships will now becone epidemic In tha
drouth counties of Michigan.
I tillslng Waste Prod acta.
The state of New York has been collect
ing taxes on gas. Now If congress would
lavy a tax on the hot-air expelled at Its
sessions the problem of meeting the na
tional deficit would be solved.
Wisdom Exhibit .Nimbrr One.
Attorney General Wlckerham's admission
that ha received a professional fee of
$300,000 tor services lasting over two years
provea President Taft's wisdom in getting
ao high-priced a man at auch a low aalary
aa the office pays.
Yellow Plnera Mae t'.
New York Sun.
The entire Florida and Louisiana dele
gations and seven rf tha eleven Georgians
voted against free lumber In the house.
Great will be the ordeal of tho senators
from those states If a separate vote la
taken on the lumber schedule.
Where the Tired Feeling; Prevails.
Tho Injuries to naval officers engaged In
the riding testa prescribed by Mr. Roose
velt, and not yet prohibited by Mr. Taft
are ao serious tljat we venture to suggest
that this form of exercise be confined
henceforth to the horse marines.
A Judge In Iowa refused to hold a man
accused of swearing at a baggageman.
Tha judge hold that swearing at baggage
men was justified. Trunk owners will par
ticularly enjoy, traveling thnough Iowa In
future. They,' will be able, without fear
of tha law, to square many long-standing
accounts with the smashing fraternity.
. lureeaV Tg-eaaery Shawl
" Boston TranacrlDt.
An Improved showing in tha Treasury
shows how closely federal revenues are re
lated to business conditions. In boom times
almost any schedules yield large returns.
It is not ao easy to devise a revenue law
that will be depression proof. One is not
immediately necessary, It now happily ap
pears. Snaceptlble Jnrles.
Cleveland Plain Dealer. -It
la difficult enough to obtain a verdict
of guilty against any woman charged with
a capital crime, triply difficult if she hap
pens to be young and of attractive per
sonality. Preachers of women's rights have
held that women ahould be tried by female
Jurors. No. Jury of women could possibly
be more lenient to a woman than Is the
usual male Jury In thla country. It is,
even, not Impossible that women hearing
a caae against a - woman would be less
swayed by sentimentality than are the
masculine Jurors, that almost Invariably
fall victims to a pretty face and a woman's
RECASTING JIDGE-MADE LAW.
Fellaw - Servant Doetrlae Revadlateel
ay Several State. '
New Jersey follows New York, Pennsyl
vania and Delaware In the enactment of
a statute covering the liability of employ,
era for Injuries to their servants. Eng
land yeara ago overturned the peculiar
Judge-made law which had prevailed for
sixty years, whereby a servant maimed
for life, or his family In case he were
killed, could not recover any compensation
from the emper if the Injury were
caused by the negligent act of a fellow
workman engaged in "common employ
ment." American legtslaturea have been
alow to follow the English Parliament in
thla highly salutary reform of the sub
stantive law. Preaent Indications are that
before long the "fellow-servant doctrine"
will be entirely eliminated In the United
This principal waa flret declared aa the
law In 1837. ' Lord Ablr-ger. a common law
Judge of great learning and ability, wa
Its author. Cautious application was mads
of It In the succeeding five yeara. Then
Chief Justice Shaw of the supreme court
of Massachusetts adopted the same Una
of reasoning aa Lord Ablnger, and ex
pounded the doctrine with greater logical
force than ever before. The sequel waa the
firm establishment of the "fellow-servant
doctrine" In English and American Juris
prudence. Shaw's decision had such weight
in the House of Lords that the doctrine
of "common employment" waa forced upon
the reluctant common law courta of Scot
land. Several American atatea other than those
already named have repudiated the doc.
trine by atatute. Georgia. Montana and
Colorado. Kentucky and Connecticut are
among those which hare Joined with Mas
sachusetts in repudiating the doctrine of
"common employment" and minimized the
defense of contributory negligence.
Thla doctrine in the seventy yeara of Its
existence haa entailed terrible hardship to
thousands of poor families In England and
America. It arose from a Judicial blunder
In considering tba problem In Ita narrow
legal aspeeta without regard to the
economic and ethical principle Involved.
In effect. It was declared that a work
man. by hia contract of service, assumes
all risks of the employment. Including the
risks that may come through the act or
neglect of hi fellow-avrvanta. Thousands
of cases have been decided in the course
of which the doctrine lias been extended
tn a manner to entail greater immunity for
Around New York
sVlpplea en the Onrreal ef X.lfa
as Seen la tka Oreat America
Metropolis from Say Bay.
Corporation trlcka (o do "the dear pub
lic" are too common to excite wrath, but
occasionally one sounds the d ptha of ab
surdity and pretense. New York supplies
a shining example. A number of streets In
that city have street car tracks on which
cars have not been tperatod for yeara. But
the maintenance of certain franchises
owned by the Metropolitan company ie
penda on the "operation" of cars over those
tracks. So at long Intervals, perhaps of
months, an ancient car, known as the
"ghost car," Is slowly driven over the
otherwise unused tracks. Nobody rides in
the car except the conductor and driver.
If anybody boards It no fare Is demanded.
But It la liable to stop Indefinitely at any
point on the line, so the pa?nger can
get nowhere. Yet this farce haa been held
a sufficient "operation" of the read, over
the streets in question, to keep alive tho
company's alleged perpetual franchise. And
the courts hold that the ghost car system
of operation gives continuous life to the
Measured by the combined length and ca
pacity 'of Its five main spans, says Col
lier's Weekly, the Queensborough bridge,
serosa the Eest river fromN Fifty-ninth
street, New York, to Ravenswood, Queens.
Is the greatest bridge In the world. In
cluding approaches, its total length Is 8.600
feet, width 86 feet, and greatest height
over 300 feet above the water. It crosses
from shore to shore, 135 feet above the river,
with three enormous span of 1,183 feet, 630
feet and 8B4 feet, the middle one reaching
actoss the full width of Blackwell's Island.
Besides these there are two more great
"anchor" spans, one at each end. wholly
over dry land, with a length of 3,724 feet
for the five, .which, together, contain over
106,000,000 pounds of steel. No other spans
In thla country, except suspension bridges,
approach the longest of theso, and the only
trussed span In the world which exceeds
it Is the Forth bridge, which, although 1.710
feet long, has a capacity for only two rail
road tracks, less than one-third of this.
There are two decks, the lower one desig
nated for a wide driveway and four elec
tric car tracks, and the upper one for
two sidewalks and two elevated railroad
tracks, and having. In all, an estimated
capacity of 300,000,000 car passengers and
millions of vehicles and pedestrians an
nually. It will cost over itf.OOO.OOO.
When one of the large ocean liners
which reached New York a few days ago
had been less than three days out on Its
trip from Europe It became known to the
first class passengers that there were
people aboard with whom It would be
dangerous to play bridge. Several men and
women had already been Induced to play.
and had lost at games ranging from 1
cent a point to 36 cents. One passenger.
who never went Into the smoking room,
and who avoided card parties because he
was not quite well, felt strong enough on
the fourth day to wish to play cards In
order to kill time, and made the sugges
tion to several people who declined for
various reasons. As a final attempt, ac
cording to his own story, he approached a
man who looked "as though he knew a no
trumper when he saw one," and said:
"How about a little bridge?" Hia fellow
passenger looked at him a little qulszl
cally and said, with a wink, "the captain
won't let me." The exclusive passenger
did not know until he had landed that h
had Invited one of the professionals.
One of 'the odd wajrs of earning a living
In New York is that of the confidential
bookbinder. He la in great demand n
banks and other large financial Institutions.
His task are usually patchwork, but occa
sionally of late he is entrusted with the
building of a complete set of cover for a
collection of paper pr records thab have
accumulated In some of the new fashioned
filing or recording devices.
There Is a man who own a farm away
out In New Jersey and spends the spring
and summer on It amusing himself with
his hay and butter and fruit and .garden
truck. About the end of September he run
up to New York and make the round of
hls'customers. Then he arranges a schedule
according to their needs.
He will spend a week In one institution
mending the backs of old ledgers and put
ting new. leather corner on the covers.
Then he will pass on to another and patch
up Its used up day bonks before they are
stored away for reference. The booka he
handles could not possibly be sent out to
a regular bindery; indeed, none but a thor
oughly trusted man. one who could be re
lied on to see nothing and aay less, could
be allowed to handle them, at all.
Tha Job brings in something like double
the ordinary day wages of first rate' Jour
neymen for about eight months a year.
New York people are a superstitious lot.
according to a local auctioneer. As proof
of his contention he adduces thla incident:
One day there came into his ahop a table
to ba auctioned off. It was a table with a
past. It had belonged to more than one
medium and had figured In many a tip
ping aeance. The auctioneer expected that
psychic history to boost the price of the
table, Instead of exciting competition the
table Inspired fear. It was regarded as an
interesting curiosity, everybody wanted
to examine it, but no one would buy. A
price had been ut on It under which It
wa not to be sold, and no one bidding
up to that figure It was withdrawn from
tho sale. Later the auctioneer omitted all
reference to the table'a psychic powers
and it fetched a good price.
Americans are again wearing diamonds.
Trade may still halt, and labor ia not
yet fully employed, but, the gem trade,
which alumped tremendously at the time
of the panic, la again brisk. Maiden Lane
announce that the A,merlcan market for
diamonds la again in a satisfactory con
dition. The value of precious stone and
pearls Imported In March was about nine
tlmea aa geat as the value of those im
ported a year ago.
The treatment that arreated automobile
speeders have received in court la one rea
son for their persisten recklessness. The
record last year In Manhattan waa: Con
vlctlona, 236; Jail sentences, none; sus
pended sentences, forty-one; bonds for
feited, three; ' fines. 101, averaging $11.73.
Not a single Jail sentence and an average
fine of $11.73! A nice, gentle alap on the
wrist r their naughtiness.
A Kalthfnl Habile Servant.
New York Tribune. '
Ethan Allen Hitchcock did a great work,
and did it out of a clear aense of personal
and official obligation. The bitter enmities
which he Incurred are a tribute to the seal
and thoroughness with which h applied
his policies. He never waa In the least a
politician, but always an administrator of
public interests and the Improvement of
the public service. He left a mark on
that servlre which will last. He will be
remembered aa a public man who accom
plished much and who alwaya lived up to
hia own high ideals pf industry. Justice,
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After twenty-nine years of faithful ser
vice. Crier Moses Taylor of the Michigan
supreme court, haa resigned, because of III
health. He's 92.
Secretary Nagel of the Department of
Commerce and Labor, haa sccepted an in
vitation of the American Republican club
of Pittsburg to attend Its twenty-third an
nual anniversary of the birth of General
Grant on April 27.
Lorando Taft, who has been awarded
the commission for the Columbus memorial
fountain to bo erected In the Union Station
plara at Washington, D. C, receives the
first nrixo of $20,000 and the order for the
memorial, which Is to cost $100,000.
An able man In New England boasts
physical proportions which would make
President Taft appear by contract as the
merest lightweight. He la Mr. Arthur H.
Moulton, tho lately elected president of the
New England Fat Men club and he Is
known a the heaviest man In all the east
A Baltimore woman of husky propor
tions, on discovering "affinity" symptoms
in her husband, slapped him good, swiped
his pay envelope and kicked him Into a
corner. "I am buss of the house," she told
the Judge when asked to explain, adding,
"I won't stand for any funny business."
That'a the stuff.
At Cleveland, O., Mrs. John C. Hem
meter petitioned the common pleas court
for a divorce. "He used to wake me up in
the night," nlie Informed the Judge, "to
tell me how Ms first wife committed sui
cide. He would say: 'One wife ia dead
and another on the way, but the old gen
eral live.' " Mrs. Hemmeter got her de
cree. Edward C. Potter has completed the
model for the equestrian statue of General
George A. Custer, which Is to be erected
at Monroe, Mich., with an aproprlatlon
of $35,000 by the state. Custer Is repre
sented as bareheaded, riding a spirited
horse, his long,' flowing hair being a dis
tinctive feature. He wear a military coat
and the attitude Is one of strength and
DIVORCE tOIHT IIEFORM.
One Nevada Conrt Uerllnra to Boost
New York Times.
T4l divorce courts of Nevada are Im
proving. Perhaps it Is because of the ex
ample of South Dakota. Judge W. H. A.
Pike of R.ino. in Nevada, granted a di
vorce last fall, on tha ground of desertion,
to a New York actor, although neither he
nor hia wife had gained a legal residence
there. Immediately thereafter a person in
New York attempted to aecure a divorce
In Nevada without even appearing in court.
Thla wa too much evn for the legal con
science of Justice Pike, who feared that to
grant the divorce would make him the
laughing stock of the whole country. Then
South Dakota voted the amendment to its
divorce statute, which require of foreign
petitioners a year's residence instead of six
months, and that all proceedings be heard
at a regular term of the court. It I not
to be wondered at, therefore, that the "di
vorce colpny" In Nevada should bo dis
mayed at the decision Just rendered by
Judge Orr'a court at Reno, which holds''
that the state law doea not "throw the
courts of Nevada open to the world so
that people might come here, stay a day
or so, the complainant starting the action
and the defendant coming Into the atate
to be served, and thus confer Jurisdiction
upon the court."
It may be, aa Prof. Wlllcox avers, that
divorce doea npt necessarily intensify the
evils of marriage In the ratio of ita In
crease. Nevada allows miny divorces, and
for many causes; South Carolina none at
all; doubtlesa family murals are not much
worse In the one state titan in 'the other.
Dr. Samuel W. Dike of the N tiina' L-rgus
for the Protection of the Family, declare
that hia society la confronted In some quar
ter with strenuous objection to the belief
that the present enormous volume of
American divorce la Itself an evil. But
certainly It la a sign of great marital un
rest that one In nine to twelve marriages
ahould end In a permanent separation. The
reform of procedure In the divorce courts,
an Interstate agreement, even, concerning
domicile and valid causes of divorce, repre
sent Mily a beginning of the solution of a
problem that demands successful attack
long before rtsort can be had to the law.
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' WHITTLED TO A POINT.
First Lion I wonder how Teddy the Ter
rible Is going to kill us?
Second Uon (gloomlngly) We won't have
much chance to eoonpe. If he doesn't do
It at once with his new gun, he will prob
ably hit us over the head with that
Ananias club. Baltimore American.
"That man ha done some n.ighty good
"Yes; I waa one of thorn." Louisville
"You want a tariff that will encourugo
"That'a It exactly," answered Senator Sor
ghum. "I want to encourage tho Industrious
voters who are trying to keep my friends
and me in of flee." Washington Star.
He speak of his Immediate family?"
"Yes; he married a widow with seven
"Instantaneous would be a better word."
Ixulsville Courier Journal.
"So your airship wa wrecked in the
Mizuarj. I thought you considered It per
fect." "The ship was perfect," replied the In
ventor etiffly. "The air wa at fault."
First Fusser I threw a kiss to a girl the
Second Fusser What did she aay then?
First Fusser She told me that 1 was the
laxlest man she ever saw. Yale Record.
Mrs. Kragg I see they have Just cele
brated tho centenary of Mendelssohn.
Mr. Kragg I've always felt a prejudice
againat that fellow.
Mr. Kragg Why?
Mr. Kragg Every time I hear this con
founded wedding march I think of our
wedding!" St. Loul Globe-Democrat.
"Retween hia wife and hia emnlovor.
poor Biiiks Is .having a bard time."
. "Because she Is always calling him up,
and he Is always calling him down." In
"Do you think you could learn to love
me?" asked old Gotrox.
"Oh, I don't know,'", replied Miss Young
budd. "How much are you willing tn
spend on my education?" Chicago News.
Little Boy (at the nvnagerle) Thla Is
the blood aweatln' hlppotnmus, is It? He
young man with considerable pull and
Attendant No, he used to do it, but he
doesn't any more, lie's conserving his
natural resources . these days. Chicago
Towne No, Grafton doesn't work at all
Browne He doesn't? Why when I knew
him he seemed to be a young man with
Towne All that's changed now. He'a a
ayung man with considerable pull and
doesn't have to work." Catholic Standard
CALL OF THE TIMES.
Now In the land la heard that cry,
Which no ear careless passes by,
But which to anawer all men try,
"What' the core?"
Now watch the one whom business keeps
Away from games until he weep;
Upon all with the query leaps,
"What's the score'"
The broker, of great dignity,
The clerk and leaser employe,
The office boy on thla agree:
"What'a the score?"
The other public fact we find,
Of big Importance clear defined.
Are dwarfed by this In public mind.
"What the score?"
The laaglng hour creep on apace
I'ntll the newsboarda one can face.
Or till spectators tell with grace,
"What' the core?"
A mania 'tis which comes with spring.
And gets Itself In everything.
Why, e'en the little birdies sing,
"What's the acore?"
'TIs useless this to ridicule.
Say to a maniac he's a fool.
He'll answer, to your Insult cool,
"What'a the scoie?"
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