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Saascrlaers leaving; lae city tem
porarily aboale) have) The Be
aallea) ta these. Address will ae
eaanared aa a(ta as reaeate.
Why not keep up the good work by
trying for safe and sane automobile
Possibly that earthquake in central
Ada was only the shah of Persia fall
ing off his throne.
Tbo feeling prevails that the new
tariff at best will never be quoted
among the six best sellers.
An inquirer wanta to know where
the liars go to, but up to date there is
no evidence they have gone anywhere.
The new Lincoln cents are ready for
distribution, but the majority of us
would sooner see the ten-dollar bills
Inasmuch as the statue of General
Francis E. Spinner bears his famous
atgnature, future ages will have a time
of it figuring out who It Is.
The man who has been proclaimed
president of Colombia does not want
to accept. Possibly he feels sure of
keeping the job be now has.
Another victory for base ball has
been scored, when a ball bat tri
umphed over a wagon spok in a duel
between landlord and tenant
Although a New York man has chal
lenged the world to a beefsteak-eating
contest, no one has aa yet been found
willing to finance the contest.
There waa a riot down in Pittsburg,
Kaa., because a saloon man refused to
sell beer by the bucketful. Thought
Kansas was strictly prohibition.
A Chicago man is aulng for 11,000,'
000 damagea for false arrest. A good
reputation must be a rare thing in
Chicago to be worth that much.
According to an eminent astron
omer the earth la shrinking. He can
prove It by any man who owns a farm
on the banks of the Missouri river.
Things, are not always what they
seem, for the principal official of the
Indemnity Grain company of Minne
apolis has skipped out with all the
The Baltimore Sun Insists that red
hair is no disgrace. Who said It was?
But if the Sun had kept quiet a whole
lot of people would never have known
he waa red-headed.
While ex-Preeldent Roosevelt Is
bagging big game In the African Jun
gles, ex-Candidate Bryan Is bagging
big gate receipts at the Chautauqua
Speaking of names, Lincoln news
papera are carrying announcements of
the candidacy of "A. Handsaker" for
a county office. Too bad hla parents
forgot to put in the "h."
It Is suggested that the pinching of
tmuggtera In New York is helping out
the Increase In federal revenues. If
that la the case they ahould be pitched
again, for we need the money.
Farm land values in Iowa have been
tncr4?d thia year 140,000,000, yet
the ralinada think they should have
a lower assessment. Nothing modest
about railroads around taxation time
Under the decision that It Is
.breach of the peace to slog or play the
piano after midnight and before
7 a. na. the man who resolves that "he
won't go home till morning" will at
4B7 rata fceve to keep quiet about it
An Eoneit Census.
Commenting upon the enactment of
congress of the census bills, the Out
look exclalma, "Now for an honest
census." We heartily Indorse the sen
timent and join in it, and unhesi
tatingly express the belief that the
keynote of the coming census should
be honesty, accuracy and expediency.
The taking of this decennial census
Is a prerequisite for the apportionment
of representation in congresa and Is
undertaken pursuant to the constitu
tional provision, which requires rep
resentation and direct taxes to be ap
portioned "among the several states
according to their respective num
bers," and adds:
The actual enumeration shall be made
within three years after the first meeting
of the congress of the United States, and
within every subsequent term of ten years
In such manner as they shall by law direct
While only two things were ap
parently contemplated by the framers
of the constitution when they provided
for census enumeration, namely, the
apportionment of representation in the
lower house of congress and the dis
tribution of direct taxes such taxes
having been Imposed only once or
twice in our whole history in fact,
many other equally Important read
justments depend upon the honesty of
the census. All our vital statistics,
all our per capita percentages, such as
our per capita taxes, our per capita
wealth, our per capita Illiteracy, our
per capita debt, the ratio of landless
to land-owning population, the relative
rank of cities, counties and states. In
a word, all the figures on which we
base our measurements of social, In
dustrial, educational and religious
progress depend upon the census In Its
original meaning of simply counting
the people. In all this, Inaccuracy,
due to Inefficiency or carelessness, has
the game vitiating affect as deliberate
The Outlook calls attention to the
tremendous magnitude of the census
task by reason of our great increase
of population, to count which will now
require nearly 400 supervisors and
70,000 enumerators. The difficulty of
recruiting an army of that size of men
at once, competent, alert and honest,
is self-evident and must impress upon
the responsible heads in charge the
need of special care in the selection
and constant vigilance over the work
of the counting corps. In spite of the
Increased number to be enumerated,
the thirteenth census can, and should,
be made more accurate and more
quickly available than any of our pre
Education and Crime.
Several speakers at the convention
of the National Educational associa
tion discussed anew education aa a
preventive of crime, and one even
went so far aa to declare that properly
directed education would render pris
ons unnecessary. If the speaker's
statement were true it would be a ter
rifle arraignment of prevailing educa
tlonal methods, but happily the facts
do not bear out this theory. All
thoughtful students are aware that
certain criminal tendencies can be
eradicated by proper mental dlsciplln
ing and othera can be restrained.
Making over Inborn criminal Instincts
by educational methods, however, la a
little too much to expect of the teacher.
Removing opportunity and Incentive,
together with fear of punishment, have
been the only efficient restraints so
far, and these agencies are Just as
necessary to prevent people not natu
rally criminals from falling into
vicious ways. The experience of
criminologists has been that education
only enhances the danger from the
inherent criminal. Just aa It Increases
the powers for good of people of good
Some of our educators "are troubled
with the same complaint which afflicts
vendors of quack nostrums In that they
hold their product up as the sure and
single cure for all the Ills of humanity
Education haa no primary creative
power and can only develop and mould
what nature haa Implanted. By de
veloping and strengthening the better
Instincts where they are naturally
dominant and building up character,
education can, and doubtless does,
serve as a preventive of crime, but
where crime la the dominating charac
terlstic other repressive and penal
agencies will still be employed for
some time, and among them the de
plored, yet necessary, prison.
A Great Irrigation Enterprise.
The government has just completed
the Gunnison tunnel in Colorado,
which will turn water onto 260 squire
miles of rich land until now useless
for agriculture. It Is the greatest
completed Irrigation enterprise in this
coi.ntry, and at a cost of not to imed
$4,000,000 will add about $60,000,000
to . ne wealth of the country, according
to the estimates of experts. It must
also be borne In mind that ultimately
not one penny of the cost of this great
work will come out. of the public treas
ury because it will all be repaid by
those who secure the land, and the
proceeds again used to turn water
onto other arid tracts. When the
promoters of these Irrigation projects
first asked for appropriations they
were called visionaries, but they re
plied that so also were the men who
first settled In the land west of the
Missouri river, who nevertheless de
veloped It Into one of the garden spots
of the world. While only a beginning
haa been made toward creating the
greatest area of irrigated land In the
world, and at the present rate it will
be many years before all the available
land Is redeemed,' the successful
achievement of the vision of Irrigation
From an engineering standpoint the
Gunnlsoa project deserves attention
By a tunnel six miles long the water Is
conveyed through a mountain from a
valley which has water, but little
available land, to a valley which baa
rich land, but no water until the tun
nel brought It In addition to water-
ng the land the tunnel develops 30,-
000 horse power, which It is exp:ted
will soon bo In demand, and will cer
tainly be harnessed to useful purpose
in tLe no distant futute.
A Leg-iilative Oem.
Just as the purest nugget of gold
s often found In the least promising
surroundings, so the finest gem In the
output of Nebraska's late demo-pop
legislature has been almost covered
up amidst the dry and tiresome verbi
age of the new primary law.
To appreciate this artlstio piece of
literary workmanship more fully some
knowledge of its origin will be useful.
Vgien the primary law was first put
on our statute books It aimed to pre
vent members of one political party
from having an unbidden voice in the
nomination of candidates of other po
litical parties and to safeguard against
lightning changes, each voter asking
for a primary ballot was required to
state ' with what political party he
wished to affiliate and to confine his
participation to the nomination of the
candidates of that particular party.
Were there any question as to the fact
of party affiliation his vote could be
challenged and he could be required
to make hla declaration under oath.
A notorious democrat, for example,
trying to vote the republican ticket
could be put to this test, and unless he
were willing to take oath that he was
affiliating with the republican party,
he would be refused an opportunity
to help nominate republican candi
dates. Nebraska's new primary law com
pletely changes this method of nom
ination by permitting each voter to
participate in the primary of any po
litical party and vote the ticket of any
party he pleases. To protect him in
his divine right to change his political
coat as often as he pleases, he Is to
have a ballot given to him containing
the tickets of all political parties, and
be permitted to vote any one of them
without divulging with which party
he prefers to affiliate. But when our
distinguished demo-pop lawmakers
came to patch up this part of the law,
here waa the test oath staring
them in the face, which, of course,
must likewise be amended. Ne
braska's new primary law, therefore,
provides that if a voter, who is privi
leged to vote any ticket be pleases, be
challenged as to what party he be
longs to, he must go through this per
Question Do you intend to support the
candidate of the party at the next election
that you support in this primary election?
And if the challenge be not then
determined in hla favor he must sub
mit to this postscript:
Tou do solemnly swear that you are a
oltlsen ef the United States; that you have
been an Inhabitant of the state of Nebraska
for the last six months, of the county for
the last forty days, of this precinct for the
ast ten days, and that you have attained
the age of twenty-one years, to the best of
your knowledge, .and' that you Intend to
support the same candidates, or the ma
jority of them, at the next election, that
you support at this election
Does any one know of an otherwise
qualified voter who could be barred
from participating In a primary elec
tion upon such a challenge or how he
could be held for false swearing, no
matter what answer he might make?
But the beauty of this elastic test oath
Is that the voter may change bis in
tention between the time he receives
his ballot and the time he marka it
without committing perjury, although
already sworn. And If It should hap
pen that all the candidates for whom
he votes, in the primaries should fall
to be nominated, making it Impossible
for him to pursue hia intention to vote
for them at the election, he may still
disfranchise himself if he has any
qualms of conscience.
Justice Brown on Divorce.
The utterance of Henry B. Brown,
retired Justice of the United States
supreme court, on the divorce ques
tion Is a notable contribution to the
controversy. Mr. Brown views di
vorce in the light of a long public
service on the bench which brought
the question home to him In a prac
tical way and, while he does not
palliate the evils of lax divorce courta
and lawa, he challenges the ecclesias
tical view that all divorces are harm
ful in themselves. The premises are
so at variance that there Is little room
for argument between' the two sides
on the ethics of divorce, as the jus
tice holds marriage to be a civil con
tract, subject to court review, while
the extreme ecclesiastic denies both
That the burden of public opinion is
with the judge is evidenced by the ex
Istence of divorce laws in practically
every state and nation.
From the practical point of view
few will challenge the assertion of
Justice Brown that conditlona often
render continuance of marriage bonds
unbearable and Injurious to all con
cerned. The great outcry Is not
against the institution of divorce, but
against lax laws regulating It and still
more lax administration of these laws
by the courta. The original difficulty
lies In the thoughtless and irresponsl
ble manner in which many marriages
are contracted which makes wedlock
a convenience instead of a solemn
compact between the contracting
parties. Parties to such marriages
cannot be expected to appreciate the
consequences of breaking up families,
but thla doea not go to the real ques
tion of the advisability.
Justice Brown deprecates the
abuaea of the divorce court and wonld
probably Join la any effort to lessen
or eradicate them, but hla Judicial ex
perience has undoubtedly brought to
hla attention many casea in which the
public good haa demanded severance
of the bonds.
'Market for Fountain Peni.
The United States consular agent at
8t Petersburg reports to his home
government that there Is a good open
ing for American fountain pen manu
facturers in Russia. The consular re
port doea not Indicate whether the
fountain pen is unknown in Russia
and its adaptability to writing the
long Russian names has suggested the
idea to him or whether the domestic
article made a "squirt" Just at the bot
tom of a closely written page. What
ever the reason, he Insists that Amer
ican fountain pen manufacturers could,
if they would, do a thriving business
Here ia certainly an opportunity to
extend American commerce, but man
ufacturers should be warned In ad
vance that It requires a good pen with
staying qualities to master the Intrica
cies of the Russian language. It la
also necessary they should be able to
sneeze without splattering all over the
paper. We are not up on Ruasian
enough to advise thoroughly Just what
la needed, but with several years' ex
perience with fountain pens struggling
with simple English we are confident
that nothing but the highest grade
article will fill the bill.
Watering- of Stocks.
In a recently adjudicated caae the
reorganisation committee of a New
York street railway put forth a plea
which was sustained by the court, but
which does not appeal to our ordinary
Ideas of equity. It was proposed to
reorganize the company by Issuing
the same amount of stocks and bonds
carried by the bankrupt company and
the receiver insisted that this was not
stock watering because the old stock
holders had paid par for the securi
ties and it was no one's business what
had been done with the money or for
how much the new concern was capi
talized. This is directly at variance with leg
islative enactments In many states and
with court decisions almost every
where, particularly when applied to
publlo service corporations. While
such securities are liable to be a fraud
upon the man who Invests his money
in them, this Is of small moment be
side the right which the publlo serv
ice corporation claima to fix It chargea
sufficiently high to pay a return on the
capitalization. The public Is forced
by conditions to patronize these cor
porations and to pay the price which
will produce the revenue. An indi
vidual or corporation doing a private
business which is not a forced levy
upon the public can exact what he can
get and It Is only hia own concern
what his profits are or whether there
are any profits. The grant to a fran
cbised corporation implies the giving
of adequate service at a fair price and
that fair price a reasonable return on
the Investment The watering of
stock and issue of bonds representing
no investment becomes a fraud on the
public when used to shield exactions
that would not be sustained on an
Lewis Strikes Keynote.
President Lewis of the United Mine
Workers has struck the keynote in
his address before the mine operators'
convention, in which he said the time
had passed for appeals to force to set
tle differences between miners and
their employers and that resort must
be had to Intelligent arbitration.
No other Industry lies so close to all
lines of business activity as coal min
ing. Coal is the first requisite for
power needed In every branch of man
ufacturing and transportation as well
as a home necessity, particularly in
winter. The nature of the business
and enormous consumption precludes
storing sufficient mined coal to keep
business going for any great length of
time and stoppage of mining means
business paralysis and physical dis
comfort to people not parties to the
controversy. Whether the miners and
operators will it or not, public senti
ment undoubtedly will soon force this
view upon them, aa on aeveral recent
occasions when publlo opinton haa
forced a settlement.
It Is a hopeful sign that Mr. Lewla
takes this view, as it is fair to pre
sume that it Is also the view of the
men composing the organization he
represents. If the operators will like
wise endorse the sentiment and neither
of them forget It when they disagree
the next time the country will have
occasion to rejoice.
Trouble in South America.
An unusual International difficulty
haa arisen in South America through
the arbitration award of the president
of Argentina In the Acre dispute be
tween Peru and Bolivia. Originally
the territory was claimed by Brazil,
but In later years that country aban
doned its contention and paid Bolivia
$10,000,000 to cede aoverelgnty.
When the deal was made Peru pro
tested, asserting that .the territory
belonged to Peru, but no attention was
paid to the protest, and now comes
the climax In the award of the arbi
trator declaring that title rests In
Ordinarily South American coun
tries Incline to hostilities on slight
pretexts, and the possibilities of this
triangular squabble are portentlous.
Peru is supersensitive over what It
deems robbery by Chill during their
last unpleasantness and is not inclined
to yield this rich territory without a
struggle. Neither are the Bolivian
politicians likely to give up com
placently the $10,000,000. Brazil
wanta the territory because of it
great rubber-producing capacity, the
trade In which commodity It largely
monopolises. Present sources of rub
ber supply are unequal to the demand
and this territory, while practically
nnexplored, Is known to contain vast
forests of rubber-producing trees and
Should peaceful mant fall, Brazil,
because of geographical difficulties,
would probably be only a minor factor
despite its large population and
wealth, because between the settled
portion and the theater of war ia an
immense stretch of only partially ex
plored territory through which there
are no roada or passsge except by
small boata on the rivers. Peru and
Bolivia are both poverty-stricken and
with no considerable organized mili
tary force, and a contest between
them would in all probability be a
guerilla warfare. If the present tem
per of the South American people doea
not cool off the United States may
have another chance to be peace
maker. Governor Shallenberger's nonpartl-
aan police board of South Omaha is
celebrating Its advent by making a
few nonpartisan changes In the mem
bership of the fire and police depart
ment The proof of the nonpartlsan-
ship is that all of the decapitations
are republicans and all the new ap
pointees are democrats.
The Paris Temps accords the United
States second place in the list of world
naval powers, with Great Britain In
front and Germany behind. Those
Britishers must be suffering merely
from an attack of stage fright.
'Secretary Wilson denies that he has
been a party to any truce on the
bleached flour question. To those
who know the secretary and the dens
ity of his Scotch this denial was un
necessary. The around-the-world fleet of bat
tleships which the alarmists Insisted
would be ruined by the cruise insists
upon going Into the regular summer
maneuvers JuBt as though nothing had
The new president of the National
Educational association is said to owe
his election to prejudice against the
school book trust supposed to be back
ing his appointment How times have
Lawyer Harned insisted he did not
know It was the Sugar trust which
loaned the money which tied up the
competing Philadelphia refinery. , An
other case of didn't know It was
The trial of the Sugar trust has
been postponed until after the fruit
canning season and the defendants
hope by that time to have enough
money to hire a lawyer.
" Pittsburg Dispatch.
Now ft is decided that Early, the soldier,
has no leprosy. Yet 1 cruel superstition
made him a prisoner for a year and denied
him the elose companionship of his wife
and babies. Sometimes the alleged publlo
good is not good at all.
are of Hla Ground.
Attorney General Wlckersham's policy Is
to be sure he's right, then go ahead. Which
makes the action of the federal grand jury
in the ease of the sugar trust more im
portant than some federal indictments
which have been reported.
Shlalng- Lights of Coaafort.
Poor families that are suffering from the
Inoreased coat of lee will be overjoyed to
learn of the expeoted fall In the price of
diamonds. Wives and daughters of the toe
barons will be able to get so many more
carats of the "sparklers" for their money.
A Novel Experience.
New Tork Tribune.
The new cents bearing the portrait of
Lincoln will be welcomed as eagerly as
though they were coins of greater value.
It will be a novel experience to have
American coins bearing the portrait of
some real person, but it will be agreeable
and may set an example for imitation.
Ktnihln of draft.
San Franclsoo Chronicle.
It. Is not pleasant to know that there Is
graft anywhere, of course, yet Americans,
who have felt shame because of exposures
of corruption In this country, will be pard
oned at taking some satisfaction In learn
ing that twenty-three Japanese politicians
have been sentenced for graft brought out
In the sugar scandals there. It Is always
nloe to have proof that other people are
Good Thing; for Criminals.
New Tork Tribune.
The supreme court of Tenneesee haa
ordered a new trial for the night riders
who killed Captain Quenttn Rankin, on
the ground that the defense was entitled
to 1W peremptory challenges Inatead of
only twenty-four, which the trial court
allowed. Under the Tennesnee law any
ona who has heard a cave discussed or read
of It In the newspapers In Ineligible for jury
dutv In that case. Under this rule, and
llh 131 peremptory challenges to be ex
errlred, It will probably take lit years to
obtsln a new Jury.
Promise of Air Flight.
Kew Tork Bun.
The blcvcle manufacturers of fifteen
years ago have become the makers of auto
mobiles, and (he latter are now offering
aeroplanes for sale. When everybody rode
a bicycle and the craze or fashion gave a
powerful Impetus to the good roads move
ment no one dri-amed that In a little more
than ten years the bicycle would be sup
planted by the automobile; would, In fact,
tecome almost obsolete. Now, before th
first decade of the twentieth century Is
spent, the automobile Is threatens?, with
a rival an1 a successor, the aeroplane,
that holds out a promise of the most ex
hilarating sport the world has ever known.
Only the pioneers In the new right, the
profeors of aviation, have ye; experienced
Its joys, but they aver that they can teach
It, and even promise a development of their
Invention that will permit everybody to
fly at a eoet lees than that of possessing
and operating aa automobile. The price
of an aeroplane la Paris today Is 14,000.
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SECULAR SHOTS AT THE PULPIT
Homlletle Review: Let a preacher
bring to the pulpit a tithe of that prepara
tion which la deemed Indispensable for any
other profession, and we shall soon cease
to hear the outcry against the deficiencies
and delinquencies of the method of modern
Philadelphia Press: The Rev. Pr. Aked
gives this piece of cheerful advice: "Be
glad othets have money if you have not,
and you will be astonished at the happi
ness that will result to yourself." John
D. Rockefeller Is the shining light of Dr.
Aked's church. Every member of the con
gregation may be expeoted to become as-
tonlxhingly happy by feeling glad that
Mr. Rockefeller has so much money.
Baltimore American: A woman teacher
In Chinese Sunday school work In New
Tork, opposing the movement to substitute
men for women as teachers in these
classes, says that as an Illustration of bow
the Chinese boys appreciate the work of
their teaohera she has known them to pre
sent the girls with diamond rings, ex
pensive laces and costly brlc-a-brao. This
argument looks as though other motives
than saving souls entered into the girls'
religious seal, and Is all the mora reason
why this work should be In the hands of
Boston Herald: An Incident during the
visit of the American battleships at Mar
seilles, In whloh American reverence and
faith In truths religious waa contrasted
with French Infidelity, serves as a revela
tion of a current in American life that is
not always recognised by prophets of evil
who cry out against the Godless nation
and Godless times In the United States of
today. When the American men of Cath
olio faith went to mass in the cathedral
they were Jeered and Insulted by an In
fidel mob, which the local authorities took
no pains . to disperse. Returning to th
ships, the story of the personal Indignities
suffered and the Insults offered to religion
and to the spirit of reverence welded
Protestants and Catholics together.
Whereas on Sunday 4X1 men had marched
to the cathedral, the next day 1.200 went.
Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists lined
up with Cathollos to show the French that
In America religion is still a vital fact,
and that In the presence of unbelief and
Irreverence all barriers that divide Chris
tlans go down.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
The elements persist In mocking the ef
forts of Kansans to make the "dry" label
stick on the state.
Lemolne, the convicted French swindler
who goes over the road for six years,
scored 4,600 victims, easily outclassing Mr.
Mabray's collection of "Mikes."
A California woman who has passed the
century mark attributes her long lite to
a regular diet of doughnuts. Evidently
Callfornlans take with their climate some
thing In the nature of a chaser.
The ultimate consumer loses again. Right
at the moment strong men were needed to
force the fighting in the tariff crisis Mr.
Onyun of Washington struck his colors and
. Dispatches Intimate that much of Chi
cago's salacious case is "unfit to print,"
but you may have noticed that enough
came ever the wire to prevent undue strain
on ripe Imaginations.
Once In a while the eternal fitness of
things hits the bullseye. A joy rider In
St. touts, speeding at a sixty-mile gait to
escape arrest, collided with a post and
broke his neck. A 110,000 oar made a fine
heap, of junk.
The revised epistle of modern St Paul
has to do with the spectacle of paving con
tractors plowing up old concrete laid on
Fourth street twenty years ago. Most of
those who paid the price are given a near
view of the moving picture show.
The International controversy over the
Invention of the lightning rod does not dis
turb the dreams of brooding candidates.
Labels are Incidental. A rod that will de
liver the primary lightning In August can
get the orders regardless of the make.
The Increased expance of smile noted on
President Taft'a frontispiece Is due to his
sucoess In ducking a prepared welcoming
speech of the mayor of Beverly. The dis
appointed official refused to avail himself
of "the leave to print" and will startle the
echoes of Cape Cod later on.
PITV THE PESSIMIST.
People Hot ae Bad aa a Bishop Paints
Intelligent Americans who are not given
to the business of depreciating their own
country will pity rather than resent the
pessimism of Bishop Williams of Mlohlgan,
whose Fourth of July sermon, preached in
this city, charged the American people with
moral and intellectual deficiencies of a
very serious sort. According to the good
bishop we are more charitable to him than
he Is to his countrymen we are Inhumane,
a proof of Inhumanity being found In our
railroad casualltles which pass unpunished.
That Is, one count In the Indictment Fur
thermore, we are sordid, without Ideals,
caring nothing for art; unsentimental,
Idolatrous of the golden calf and generally
Indifferent to the higher life. Our univer
sities are trade schools, not Institutions
for the preservation and inculcation of i
moral and Intellectual Ideals.
We need not deal with the Indictment in
detail. Bishop Williams' case Is grave. He
is looking at his country through spectacle
of a Jaundiced yellow. Of course, his fel
low Americana have their Imperfectlona.
and many of them could be convicted of
the high crimes and misdemeanors which
the bishop Imputes to the nation as a whole
But when Pr. Williams recovers from his
hypocritical humor, when he pauses long
enough to consider the many Influences
that are making for ethical, artlstio. in
dustrial and social Improvement; when he
contemplates the force and extent of the
uprising against dishonest business meth
ods, the Incessant campaign for cleaner
poll t lea he will perhaps realise that even
the Lord's anointed may be occasionally
fallible In Judgment. In the meantime,
while the process of Illumination Is going
on. we can assure the bishop of our very
sincere commiseration en bis present state
ef mind. v
SERMONS IN SHOST METER,
Self-denial is self -discovery.
There are few weeds in a busy life.
The only way to save eed Is to sow ft
Self-conquest is the secret of all great
The next worst thing to having na
friends la to be without fi-a.
There are no Innocent bystanders when
an Injustice Is being; done.
Tou do not preserve the faith by keep
ing the faithful In a pickle.
All the slaves of lust are proud of thai
collars branded "Llbarty."
We lose any great attainment when we
try to turn It Into a resting place.
Culture alone cannot . make character
but character alone gives culture.
Tou get little comfort out of the man
who haa been used to consoling himself.-.
DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES. "
'The preacher that married you says
you only save him a dollar."
"He ought to be glad I didn't sue him for
damages." Houston Post.
"They say Florence broke off her en
gagement with George, but I know batten.
He threw her over for Maude."
"Why, I thought you were-aa - Intimate
friend of Florenoe,"
"tio I am. That's how I came to know he
threw her over." Baltimore Amerloaa,
The Editor This phrase, "He led her ta
the altar," makes me tired.
Society Reporter Why T
Editor It's hackneyed for one thing, and.
in the second place. It' nonsense, "Led,
indeed! Most girls have to do the steering,
because the man haa blind staggers.-.
"What! Spend 1100 on a bathing auItT"
"Now, hubby, this Isn't a bathing suit.
This is a beach costume." Kansas City
"How cap we Interest her?"
"Tell her it's a worthy causa," suggested
"Tell her It's getting to be a popular
fad," Interposed a wiser head. Louis villa
"Mary," called her father. bu that
young man gone yet?" ;
"No, pa," replied tha maid. . "But he's
going right now."
"Then ask him to empty the pail under
neath the loebox before he goes, will yout
I forgot It." Detroit Free Press.
Slmklns I say, Jack, if you'll get me s.
lock of your sister's hair I'll give you htj
Jack Maks It a quarter and I'll get you
the whole bunoh. I know where ehe hangs
It at night. Philadelphia Bulletin.
; Witness At the time of the accident
my maid waa in my boudoir arranging my
. Lawyer Tea. and where were yout
Witness Sir f Boston Transcript,
Newed (after the ceremony) Dearest, do
you really think I'll prove a satisfactory
Mrs: "Newed Oh, I guess you'll do as a
mate all right. Now look me over and tall
me what you think of your captain. Llp
plncott's. HEART'S DESHtE. '
Julia C. R. Dorr In Scrlbner'a. , j
"Ood give you your heart's desire, I
Whatever It be," she said;
Then down the gallery's shining length.
Like a thing of light ahe sped.
Her face was a stranger's facet
Her name I shall never know;
But softly her benediction fell
Aa the night winds breathing low.
Who knoweth the heart's deslref
Its Innermost secret dream?
Its holiest shrine where the altar light
Forever and ever gleam?
Who guosaeth the heart's. desire r
Ah, neither you nor II -;
It hideth away In darkling apaoa
From the gase of tha passer-by.
Who glveth the heart's desire
To the child that cries for the moenl
Or the samite robe and the Holy Grail
to the soul that was born too soon I
Who glveth the heart's desire .
To the lover whose love lies deadf
Or the prleet who faeea the sllenoe
with the living word unsald7
Who glveth the heart's desire
To the poet with harp unstrung.
When he droppeth the trembling lyre)
With the noblest song unsung?
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