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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4. 1900.
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Snbacrlbers leaving the city tem
porarily ahould have The Be
mailed to them. Address will b
chanced aw often as reoaested.
Death la winning altogether too
many of these' mad motor car races,
Register next Tuesday, October 5, If
you want to vote at the Noember
High flight with Wright gives de
light, gasps the prince when he is
Under the English ruling you can
lead a suffragette to Jail, but you can't
make her eat.
Give the labor union folks one
credit mark for calling off their pro
posed labor parade.
St. Louts has lived to be one hun
dred and like many another centen
arian has smoked all her life. '
Perhaps the man arrested in Port
land was nervouB for fear his camera
would not take In all of Taft.
Lack of rubber bothers the auto
makers. Lack of something that re
fuses to stretch bothers would-be auto
King Edward, by carefully avoiding
taking aides In the fight over the bud
get bill, proves himself a sport who
knows wken to hedge.
They are trying to Induce the Uni
versity of Copenhagen to waive Its
prior claim bo that Cook can wave
his proofs in Peary's face.
Berlin hotel waiters are trying to
fix a scale of tips. Now let the hotsl
patrons get together and scale them
down according to the waits.
Those scientists who report the dis
covery of water upon Mars have given
the water-power grabbers an incentive
for achieving lnter-planet transit.
Everyone must register anew for
the coming election. Last year's reg
lstratlon does not hold good. Regis
tratlon day la Tuesday, October 5.
Presumably the Stony Point nionu
ment erected to General Wayne is
made of the rocks which, blistering his
feet on the march made Anthony mad
Los Angelas and San Francisco are
swapping their floating population by
a steamboat war rate of $1, and each
town thinks itself the better off for
The New York Sun has on its hand
a raging controversy to define a ger
tleman. Just to settle the matter, let
us remark that a gentleman Is any
man who Isn't a "gent."
And now the busybodles are gossip
ing over a cipher disclosing John Wes
ley's remote past, with the usual em
phaels on the mote, which they seek
to magnify into a beam.
Belin expects a thrill from the new
American opera based on the lore of
the Blackfoot Indians. On Us native
heath it would not draw so veil as
the blackface comedians.
That Pittsburg millionaire who has
given f i50, 000 anonymously to found
a peusioa fund for school teachers i
a modest and praiseworthy tribute to
one of the worthiest and least apprec
iated branches of public service.
1 The thanks of playgoers are due to
the crusade of managers against late
. iv i rn. Those who are seated
tluati-i when the curtain goes up are
entitled to remain undisturbed till the
, curtain goes down. Bui then its so
fashionable to come In late.'
Under the caption, "The Nebraska
Election," Mr. Bryan's Commoner
takeg up individually the candidate
for state offices running on the demo
cratic ticket this fall and uncondi-l
tionally endorses every one of them.
It even swallows Judge Dean expressly
becausse of his loyalty to party In bis
dissenting opinion in the so-ealU'd non
partisan Judiciary cine, and HKewlsa
gulps rJown the candidate who con
fesses to "corporate affiliations' with
out a word of objection.
In the eyea of the Commoner the
ticket ia a democratic ticket anft the
candidates are all democrats, and for
that reason, if for no other, entitled
to democratic votes. Not a word
about the polite form of perjury which
puts their names on the official ballot
a second time as populists in order to
purloin populist votes they could not
otherwise get. Not a word, either,
about the fake pretense of nonparti
sanshlp concocted to fool republicans
Into voting the democratic ticket.
In other parts of the Commoner,
discussing other subjects, much ado ia
being made about the binding force of
party platforms and the sanctity of
platform pledges. The platform put
out by the democrats In Nebraska this
year contains these words:
We urge all Nebraskans In voting for
supreme judges and regents to lay aside
party prejudice and ties. We hope no dem
ocrat will vote for a candidate for either
of these offices merely because the candi
date Is a democrat.
We realize that this Is a hard choice
to put a democratic organ like Mr.
Bryan's Commoner up agalnBt, but it
has made the choice. Mr. Bryan and
his paper propose to stick for every
candidate who bears the democratic
label, even though to do so they have
to repudiate the democratic platform
Improving Country Life.
President Roosevelt's Country Life
commission has been under the
thoughtful consideration of soclolo
gists long enough to bring out more
practical and deliberate comment than
that originally passed ami one that is
precision personified is issued by E. H
Libby, president of the Washington
Conservation commission. In an
nalysls of the condition of the farm
ers in his section he finds ground for
complaint of hasty consideration. Re
futing Mr. Roosevelt's Intimation that
the farmers are poor organizers ana
are neglectful of co-operation, Mr.
Libby quotes Secretary Wilson to show
that more than one-half of our 6,100,-
00 farms are represented In economic
co-operation, such as cover agricul
tural insurance, creameries, cheese
factories, selling, buying, warehousing,
telephoning, Irrigation, study, enter
tainment and the like. On the ques
ton of business Mr. Libby asserts that
the farmer is as alert as the city man,
and when it comes to pleasure he con
siders all Americans equally guilty.
The city man plays In the farmer's
work shop. The farmer goes, to town
for much of his recreation. : ;
Isolation of homes, once the chief
drawback to farm life, Is gradually
being cured through the decreasing
size of farms, the introduction, of the
telephone and better roads. College
professors and city-bred editors, com
ments Mr. Libby, can teach the farm
ers nothing unless they, too, live the
life. As well, he adds, constitute a
lty life commission out of farmers
After carefully reviewing the high
level of education of the farming pop
ulatlon and the thoroughness with
which agricultural Interests are
looked after in legislatures end at
Washington, Mr. Libby advises, from
the viewpoint of one who has lived for
many years among the farmers, that
he can discover no valid reason for con
tinuing the Roosevelt commission on
the present plan.
I can see good in the movement,"
he concludes, "if given truly national
scope. Increase the national commis
sion to twenty or more, men and
women, composed mostly of educated
farmers. Create a like commission in
every state. Affiliate the organlr.a-
tions. Confine their studies to the bet
terment of rural social conditions.
Hold annual meetings of all these sev
eral affiliated bodies. Let congress
give the commission official standing.
Make Prof. Bailey and bis associates
an executive committee to summarize
the results." Only from digestion of
these results Mr. Libby believes may
some good he accomplished.
Come 0n( Mr. Bailey.
The press report of the speach de
livered at Fort Worth by Senator
Bailey of Texas In response to Mr
Bryan's attacks upon him, among
ether things, says;
In anawer to Mr. Bryan's declaration
that he was seeking the election of
democratic congress, the senator asked
why he came to Texas, where the delega
tlon In congress 19 solidly democratic, and
advised htm to go to Nebraska and exert
his Influence. "If ha will go there, I will
come and help him."
By all means, Mr. Bailey, come on.
Nebraska Is just yawning for you.
You say you will come to Nebraska
to help make the next congressional
delegation from this state solidly dem
ocratic if Mr. Bryan will stay home
and do likewise.
But why make your coming de
pendent upon what Mr. Bryan will do,
Mr. Bryan's plans for foreign travel,
sad his lucrative lecture engagements,
may make It impossible for him to de
vote all his time during th next cam
paign 10 Nebraska, but that should not
stand in the way of any other patriotic
democrat coming here to capture half
the Nebraska delegation whose seats
are still located on the republican side
of the house.
The fact Is that Mr. Bryan has been
devoting much. If not all, to his time
for many years to appeals to the peo-
pie of Nebraska to send democrats to
congress Ah on time the whole delega
tion, but one, was democratic, but da
spite Mr. Bryan's continuous and per
slptent efforts It later became solidly
republican notwithstanding the fact
that two of the districts are normally
fighting ground. And last year, with
Mr. Bryan running for president and
the democratic candidates playing the
bunco game of pretending tobe popu
lists, the democrats won only two of
the six districts away from the repub
licans. 80 come on, Mr. Bailey, Bryan or no
Bryan. Come on and contribute to
the amenities of next year's Nebraska
Custom House Outrages.
The suit for damages brought by a
New York merchant as a result of
shocking personal indignities alleged
to have been practiced by customs offi
cers on his wife and children, on sus
picion that they were concealing smug
gled goods, 'has crystallized a rapidly
growing Indignation into clear and de
fined public hostility against the
methods to which the United States
subjects incoming passengers Such
coarse handling of people of refine
ment was one of the original factors
In producing the conditions of custom
house graft from which tho adminis
tration is now bending Us efforts to
rid the service. It was pleasanter for
persons of means to slip a bribe to the
inspectors than to be treated as no
travelers are treated elsewhere out
side of Russia. In the case concerning
which suit has Just been brought it Is
charged that the woman and children
suspected were literally stripped of
their clothing and rendered ill from
the shame and shock, and when noth
inn dutiable was found they were
curtly passed on without apology.
It la notorious that the New York
custom house was for years the hot
bed of graft, and the government Is to
be lauded for exercising its rights hp
wipe out the tremendous system of
smuggling and corruption which had
grown up there and collecting the vast
revenues of which it has often been
defrauded. But the personal rights of
the individual should not be affronted
The matter of searching persons sus
pected of smuggling should not be con
ducted In any arbitrary fashion. Search
of an individual ought to be conducted
only as a last resort, and in every case
the person under suspicion should be
politely reported by the skeptical In
spector to his superior officers, who
should possess sufficient tact to handle
each case with sound Judgment and
Oklahoma's first experience with a
big bank failure lsy being heralded by
the champions of deposit guaranty as
a vindication of the Oklahoma law.
Possibly, but not so certain. The
failure of a bank with $3,000,000 lia
bilities, of which $750,000 Is for state
deposits and most of the rest for bal
ances of other banks, all of whom are
waiting for their money, cannot be a
very -severe ' test. On the other side
the failure, seems to support the argu
ment that, deposit guaranty encour
ages bank inflation and stimulates
During 6trli troubles whatever the
police authorities do la bound to call
down condemnation. If they succeed
fairly well In suppressing lawlessness
the strike sympathizers accuse them of
serving the corporations, and whenever
outbreaks occur the employers and
their friends allege Inefficiency. The
only thing for the police to do is to
perform their duty as law officers with
common-sense Judgment, and to the
best of their ability, and rest con
tent with self-satisfaction of knowing
that this course is the right one.
The Lancaster county Jail is charac
terized by the Lincoln Star as an un-,
couth den "rivaled only by the cave fi
horrors which disgraces Douglas
county." Just speak for yourself.
The Douglas county Jail may be sub
ject to Improvement, but It is a brand
new specially equipped building in
temporary use awaiting the completion
of the county Jail in course of con
struction. Lincoln, and Lancaster
county, could come to Omaha and get
some good Jail pointers.
Do not claim any unusual feat, if
you would avoid defamers. A Chicago
professor who telegraphed the story
of his thrilling descent into a living
volcanic crater is now being denounced
as another Cook by an American mis
slonary, whose mission is opposed to
those who seek reputation at the vol
In the Commoner of September 24 a mis
placed line resulted An an absurd error.
Mr. Bryan's Commoner.
An error In Mr. Bryan's Commoner!
Is it possible? Had not Mr. Bryan
better cancel all those lecture dates
that would take him away from the
Mr. Bryan says that the democrats
who favored tariff duties on raw nia
terlals are "dropping the mask." If
all the democrats would drop the mask
of pretended assent to the Denver plat
form Mr. Bryan would feel mighty
Mrs. Stetson having dlsiuipted the
Scientists, the Scientists promptly dis
miss Mrs. Stetson. If Homer nodded.
why should not angels of grace occas
ionally flutter into other flocks?
American courts are to decide
whether for naturalization purposes,
a Turk Is a white man. Will Ameri
can evidence be admitted?
The crown prince whose royal auto
was defeated in a race with the Ger
man stork, simply suffered aa tper-
ience common to plebeian husbands.
n his merry game of beating father,
the stork is a bird and respects no
Boston and New York have locked
horns to decide In which city Thack
eray made hls famous remark that
swa'llowlng "his first oyster was like
swallowlnfe a hnby. To what slight
holds on fame these olden cities cling!
Charles W. Morse is again In con
trol of the Hudson Navigation com
pany and Is fast getting into his old
financial form. Wall Street Just can
not keep that child from paddling hU
It costs $2 fine to call a man a
"Dutch mutt" over the telephone in
New York. Yet Dutch mutterlngs were
the first words along the line when
New York was New Amsterdam. ,
The Tribune prints a list of twelve
women whose combined wealth could
purchase Chicago's entire real estate.
What twelve women could be found to
agree that It was a bargain?
Klmberley is rejoicing because
diamonds are In demand once more.
Of course, It's the season, with the
American farmer bringing in his crops.
A Rude Jeer.
Proud boast of a western railroad:
"We haven't killed a passenger in twelve
months." When do you expect to atart
Bla; Trade Opening;.
Sioux City Tribune.
A consular agent reports that India
wants American windmills. Well, there are
Cook and Peary and a bunch of Chautauqua
artists that could be spared.
A Streanoua Search.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
'They are hurriedly searching the Magna
Charta In London to see If there la any
thing In It that authorizes a Jail official
to feed a starving suffragette woman with
Iloon to Business.
Express rates In Nebraska have been
cut 25 per cent, and the law to this ef
feet has been upheld by the supreme
court. The companies are doing extra
business now In expressing their feelings
I nlon of Preachers.
President Taft has followed the ex
ample of ex-President Roosevelt and has
preached a sermon. When Dr. Roosevelt
returns from Africa he and Dr. Taft
might resolve themselves into an ecu
Lock In Defeat.
Pittsburg Dispatch. v
Walter Wellman may study the pend
ing controversy and congratulate him
self on his good fortune In having his
balloon burst at a tlmo which rescued
him from the task of having to defend
his own veracity.
Sioux City Journal.
The talk about General Grant as the
presidential nominee of the prohibition
party Is poppycock.' !' The , prohibitionists
are not going to chonse as their national
standard bearar a man who is In favor of
restorlttg4ae army canteen.
'"The Evidence Needed.
At this .Writing one can hardly feel that
the polar" controversy will be finally set
tled urjtll there has been an examination
by competent authorities of that narwhal
horn which Harry Whitney was compelled
to leave In cold storage at Etah.
Preachers and Rulers.
Roosevelt, Taft and the kaiser are the
only three sovereigns who preach ser
mom. Edward VII and Nicholas XI are
heads of state churches, but neither fill
pulpits. Mohammed V leads In prayer
as Caliph, but he does not mount the
Get There First.
St. Louis Giobe-Detiloerat.
Minister Wu Ting-fang butts Into the
polar discussion to say that an almond-
eyed Celestial discovered the North pole
more than 6,000 years ago, but Com
mander Peary promptly retaliates with
the statement that he saw no traces of
Crael War Averted.
War between the state of Georgia and
the United States of America has been
averted. The state court, which lias been
holding a federal gauger for contempt be
cause he wouldn't answer questions about
moonshine distilleries, has decided to send
the official In charge of the sheriff to At
lanta for habeas corpus proceedings In the
federal court'. We have recently learned
how near war between Alabama and the
United States was a couple of years ago,
and the Incident In Georgia gives evidence
of the growth of a peace sentiment through
the south for which we may be grateful.
WHAT L1TUHATUHH DOES.
Historic Characters and Incidents
Kept ta Public View.
Swedes and Dutch together, a flag other
than England's was on the Delaware al
most as long as on the Hudson. Spain was
In Florida a century and a half longer.
Yet Swede and Dutch here and Spanish
in Florida are shadowy by the burghers of
New Amsterdam and its Dutch governora.
They did little. The colony was small.
When you turn to the original records al
most nothing la there tangible and sub
stantial. But It Is real, living and known. Nothing
la more visible to all Americans than the
life of New Amsterdam. Washington Irv
ing did It, Just as Homer did more to make
Troy real and the Trojan war substantial
than Achilles and Hector rolled together
and all the mighty men of war marshaled
in their embattled host.
This literature does. Take away Died
rick Knickerbocker's "History of New
York" and all that ever was under the
flag of Holland on Manhattun island be
comes an Insubstantial dream, mere an
nuls that have no flesh and blood. Add
living's magic touch and these things live
and move and have their being more real
than history Itself and more lasting than
monuments of brass. If men thrill to Hud
son's memory this week. If the Dutch oc
cupation looms large, if Wouter Van Twil
ier and the rest live again, it Is the work
of the printed pages and the enchanted
wand of Imagination that calls these thad-
ows from the deep, where else would they
In all our education, and our schools
often ml ms here. It in more important to
awake this sense by the reading of the
vital picture-creating books than to do all
ele In the mere world of empty fact and
leave men and women empty of the svnse
fur and of lilwfcd "
Around New York
ItlppUs on the Onrrsat of fclfs
as Sjeea la the Orsat American
Metropolis from Day to Say.
A novel Innovation In legal practice in
the criminal courts of New Tork hss been
started hy Judge Malone. The Judge an
nounced his purpose to assign lawyers of
first class ability to conduct the defense
In charity cases. Three assignments were
made to the law firm of Untermeycr. Horn-
blower A Nichols. Mr. fntermsyer will con
duct the first case, that of a woman
charged with murder In the first degree.
'I shall certainly accept the assignment."
ssld the lawyer. "I can conceive of no
higher nor more Important professional
duty, and It never occurred to me for a
moment to try to evade It. It Is a mistake
to suppose that the busy men of the bar
are so absorbed In the defense of private
Interests that they have become callous
to their sworn duty ns lawyers, if the
criminal bar of this city is In a shocking
condition we lawyers are to blame. It Is
only with us, and principally In New York
City, that the flower of the bar has been
drawn away from the higher sphere of ad
vocacy by the temptation of money, to be
come highly paid clerks to financiers and
too often to assist them In "keeping prayer-
fully within the law.' "
Pinkus Emanuel of No. 273 Madison street,
New York, Is not a self-confessed gour
mand, but he has certain eating proclivities
and digestive powers of which he Is proud,
and, more, he Is willing to stake a little
coin of the realm with those Doubting
Thomases who dare challenge the capacity
of his food displacement.
Aaron J. Levy, assemblyman from the
Fourth district. Is the last man who came
to grief when Emanuel agreed to get on
the outside of more nutritious butcher
shop pemmican In one sitting than Dr.
Cook and his two Eskimos had for the lust
twenty days of their dash to the pole.
Emanuel and Levy are old cronies. They
came out of the east side synagogue Satur
day at 6 o'clock, after observing the fast
of the Jewish Yom Klppur, when Emanuel
"I feel so hungry I believe I could eat a
house and lot. But, on the square, I'll bet
I could eat ten pounds of steak for dinner
Levi's sporting Instinct could not let this
defi go unchallenged, and promptly he re
"Betcher t"iO you can't."
The outcome of the controversy resulted
In the said fifty being posted by eaclf man
and epicurean rules drawn up for the bout
with the foodstuffs. Emanuel asked per
mission to take some liquid refreshments
nd be allowed to eat five large herrings
for an appetiser. Levy offered no objection
to this. N
The news soon spread along Madison
street and fully fifty friends of the two men
ssembled to see Emanuel break his fast
and the record.
it was like taking candy from a child,"
said Emanuel. "Why, I could have put
away a third more with perfect ease. After
I had eaten the ten pounda of steak and
lot of bread to boot, I bet him the drinks
for the crowd that I could eat five apple
dumplings for desert. He lost that bet, too.
But for goodness sake, don't say anything
about this in the papers. People will thtrk
I am a cannibal and will be afraid to come
Emanuel's eating weight is 275 pounds. He
said the big dinner did not affect him In the
least, except he was unable to eat any
breakfast this morning. His regular break
fast consists of fourteen fried eggs, with
bread and coffee accompaniment.
"An Irish tugboat captain, who Is a
popular favorite along the New York
water front on account of his bluff, hearty
ways, Imbibed somewhat freely of the
schooners passing over the bars of South
street the other night, and finally, when
he up-anchored and steered for the pier
at which his boat waa lying, he carried
a fair-sized cargo," George W. Worrell
of New York waa saying at the National.
"Boarding his boat, he gave orders to
cast off, and astonishing his mate by In
forming him that he was going out to
look for a tow.
"He steered his boat out Into the
dark, foggy night, until some time later
he ran by a lightship, which he was un
able to make out because of the dark
ness. It so happened that the keeper was
trimming one of the lights at the time,
and thus only one light was showing,
which Is the signal for a tow. The cap
tain ran his boat up alongside and bel
lowed out Into the night:
" "Hey, aboard ship there!'
" i say, aboard ship there!' repeated
the captain In stentorian tones.
"This time the keeper responded with a
" "Do you want a tow In?" shouted the
captain, making a megaphone of his
" 'Ye drunken fule.' came the reply,
'don't you see this here is a lightship?'
"The captain squared himself belliger
ently and shouted hack in exasperation.
" 'An' phwat does thot matter, ye son
of a goat? Faith, I don't care a
d n whither yei are light or loaded. I'll
tow yez In, anyhow.' "
In an upper west aide street, whose resi
dents like quiet and decorum, and where
probably for the same reason the chil
dren of a nearby tenament dearly love to
gather, there Is a stoop which Is the ob
ject of their special and fostering care.
It la a Sunday afternoon and the unrchlns
are foregathered In greut numbers, big
and little, but they sprawl upon the steps
of a stoop to which they have no right,
and of such lordly authoritative fashion
that the real occupants hesitate about
mounting to the door.
On this Sunday afternoon they have
been driven once, twice, from the prem
ises, and now they are back again In
festing every Inch of space between side
walk and door bell.
Out comes a fiery avenger. Courtesy
having availed nothing, shewoops down
upon them: "Get off, every one of you
what do you mean?"
Not an urchin moves.
uet off!" she says again, seizing two
children calmly seated on the hand rail
and as they make no move. You little
devils! she screams.
This hits pretty hard one of the boys on
the curb, evidently the ringleader of the
camping party. "Devils!" be echoes
les aevusv she retorts angrily, "You
ought to be ufhamed of yourselves to
annoy people so!"
For a moment the boy looks daggers at
the woman. Then he grasps by ths col
lar a very, very small boy, who submits
without a word, and yells: "You come on
here, you Jackass you!" and the procea
slon moves off and down the street under
the direction of lis leader.
r'rvlaht Aaeuts Have the Floor.
Wall Street Juuinal.
Wonder If there Is any connection be
tween the reported absence of fatalities
by three trunk lines and the proposed ad
vance of So per cent lu freight rales on
IKt RBCY Or t nNFPlSMOl Al
Misleading Phraseology f A Recent
New York Tr'bune.
"The secrecy that has surrounded the
rton.an Catholic confesslonalN as violated
here today." savs a dispatch from New
Bedford. Mass . which goes on to relate
that the attorney for a Catholic priest. th
defendant, had pleaded the eerrecy of the
confessional as a bar to demanding from
a woman, a penitent of the defendant. In
formation as to the character of the advice
given her by the priest. The Judge decided
that the advice was not "privileged." and
the woman testified that her confessor had
advised her that a civil marrlnge was not
valid, and Instructed her at once to have
a marriage ceremony performed by
priest. It Is not our purpose to discuss tho
decision of the Judge, which appears to
have been entirely In accordance with the
Massachusetts law, but we may properly
call attention to the somewhat misleading
phraseology of the dispatch.
"The secrecy of the Roman Catholic con
fessional," as the phrase Is generally used
and, we think, popularly understood, does
not refer to the advice given by a priest
to his penitent, but to the Information con
veyed by the penitent to the confessor and
the Inviolability which attaches to such
Information In so far as the confessor Is
concerned. It Is. probably, no exaggera
tion to assert that the average person read
ing only the headlines or the first sentence
of the dispatch referred to would assume,
and naturally, that a priest had revealed
some part at least of the confession of a
penitent. It has long been the boast of
Catholics, clergy and laity alike, that there
Is no authenticated instance of such a
revelation, and It Is probable, therefore,
that in so far as It conveyed such an Im
pression the dispatch waa offensive to
A Roman Catholic Driest takes at his or
dination a solemn vow never to reveal I
anything told him In confession, and on
more than one occasion priests have un
dergone extreme legal penalties because of
their refusal to reveal such Information.
No such vow Is, of course, exacted from
a penitent. Catholics are advised not to
"discuss" their confessions or the advice
given them by their confessors, but they
are not taught that to do so would con
stitute even a serious sin.
The attorney In the New Bedford case,
Irt pleading that the advice given by his
client was privileged, must have made his
plea on the ground that communications
between a confessor and a penitent were
entitled to the same "privilege" as those
between a lawyer and his client, or a
doctor and his patient, but not on the
ground that for the penitent to reveal what
had been said to her violated any obli
gation Imposed upon her by her church.
Had the court demanded of the confessor,
however, the Information given him by his
penitent the situation would have been ex
actly reversed and, whatever the decision
of the court, the priest would have still
been bound by hit oath of ordination.
I.EARNIMO PROM THE, WEST.
Easterners Getting; Information from
President Taft's Trip.
It requires something like a presidential
tour to Jolt the self-complacent east out
of its habitual Indifference to whatever
may be doing In the west. But this Jolt
has been given, and the whole east except
New York. Just now busy with Its Hudson
Fulton celebration is watching President
Taft's movements and reading what he
The east Is learning a valuable lesson
about the west. It Is discovering that
there Is a country beyond the Missouri
river, and that upon Its development de
pends In no small degree the future of the
whole nation. From what the president
says in his speeches It Is finding out that
there are possibilities of development in
this region undreamed of by the average
man of the east, who does not know
whether Denver or Salt Lake City is the
President Taft will have, something to
say In his annual message about these pos
sibilities and they will become subjects of
consideration and debate In congress. Thus,
not the east alone, but the whole world
will learn that there Is a west, and that
It Is growing with a rapidity-which will
Insure It an enormous Increase of voting
strength In the near future.
Better still. It will be learned that no
more Inviting prospects pleases the fancy
or excites the hopes of hoissseekers; and
that In the fertile valleys and under the
clear skies of this distant part of the na
tional domain, millions of people will build
happy homes and do their part In promot
ing the prosperity and maintaining the
prestige of the country as a whole.
American Designer Several Laps In
the Rear. f
New York Evening Post
If the naval display In the Hudson river
should succeed In stimulating our naval
constructors to endeavor to be up-to-date
In their sjans the celebration will have
Worked at leaat one miracle. The presence
of a cruiser-battleship superior to our latest
battleship in speed and fighting powers
must make a sensitive naval mind wriggle.
Our two latest battleships, the Michigan
and North Carolina, were 'obsolete when
launched. They are admittedly Inferior to
the Dreadnaught, yet the Dreadnaught has
been surpassed in the British navy by a
whole group of Improved vessels. Last
week there was much ado because our
latest destroyer, the Smith, planned for
only twenty-eight knots, made thirty-two
on Its trial trip. But at the same time
the newest British destroyer, the Swift,
earned Its title by logging Its required
speed of thirty-six knots and more besides.
Similarly, the Navy department has fol
lowed where others have led In scout
cruisers: turbines, submarines and In many
ihr branches. Hence, we are sorry to
read this morning that the new fire-control
towers on our battleships have been so
adversely commented on as to stop work
on the erection of any more, Here, at
least, we were in the lead; for once our
Navy department had an original idea. It
would be really cruel If this prestige should
now be taken away from us by the prac
tical men of our own service.
How Did the Hara Survive r
San Francisco Chronicle.
Slates are to banished from the schools
of Sacramento on the ground that they
re unsanitary; Philadelphia physicians
ro warring on the bath tub, averring
that such appliance are merely lurking
places for deadly germs; the government
rhemtsts are lifting up their vclcss
against the use of all kind of foodstuffs
whose method of preservation noes not
meet their Views, snd there Is a general
attack all along the line against well es
tablished practices whose harmfulness
was never before suspected, but which
sre now pronounced tstremely Injurious.
Meanwhile those who are making all the
fuss refuse to consult the tables of mor
tality prepared by the Insurance com
panies which show that In spile of our
carelessness In dietary and other mat
ter human longevity increuing year
There is a genuine comfort In the in
formation that the coal trust Is a myth.
Perhaps the householder's notion of what
he hss to ny for coal l t-nly a bad
Mrs. Joseph Sullivan Is the first po
llcewonian of Chicago. She was sworn
In the other day and Invented with all
the authority and privileges given 10 g
special policemen of that city. , J
A Chinese lnundryman who cut prl
and scooped In most of the business,
the college boys at Columbia, Mo., jf
been enaseel out or town ny Ms rii
Nothing was said to the fellows whoi
ronlied cheap John.
The Simplified Spelling board, fl
to Impress word-builders elsewhere
addressed its last circular to tea
appealing for support for speelllnA
form. Right place to make a
Teachers do the worrying In spell.
Prophets of various grades, amat
and expert, are getting hard knocks tM
days. Things fall to happen as tl
think they should. A lambasted Brlti I
goneral hss been credited with the
remark, Don t prophecy unless yo
A young woman who has left socletj
for the stage says the average drawini
room Is a marriage market. Perhaps this
Is true. However, a handsome young
woman anxious to get out of range of
possible Investors would hardly select the
glare of the footlights In which to hide.
Mrs. Edith Rockefeller McCormick has
offered $1,000,000 toward the Improve
ment of Lake Michigan In the neighbor
hood of Lake Forest, 111. According to
plana which are now being- perfected a
series of Islands will be built out in the
lake In such a way as to form a shelter
harbor for small boats, and on tho shore
a municipal bath house will be built for
the use of both the rich and the poor.
TOICHIJVU A TENDF.R SPOT.
Ihonahta Awakened by starting; the
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
When the fireplace and the open faced
stove gave way to the furnace some of the
pleasures of life passed with them and
some of the discomforts. Hospitality la
said by some to have declined with the
popularity of the open fire. There Is no
poetry in a hot air register or a steam
Yet even a furnace fire has a certain un
doubted home giving quality.' Even though,
the fire Is burled from sight and' sound
in the depths of the basement It has a cer
tain quality that adds to the comfort of
life. It la not a matter of temperature,
but of cheer.
So In these waning September days,
which call for a bit of fire, one may par
ticularly console himself by thinking that
the coming of cool weather means aJsa
the advent of the period of greatest home
enjoyment. Fall and winter are the times
when home means most to parents and
children, when they gather aa comrade
around the library table In the evening ta
discuss the events of the day and plan, a
parents and children do, for the events of
the morrow. The boys and girls have Just
entered school for forty weeks of study
and development; they have plenty (A
things to talk about at night.
And this family life thrives better In ths
days pf cool weather the days of the fur
nace fire than when doors and windows
are open and the front porch beckons Ir
resistibly. It takes a fire In the house to
make' it a home in this cllmnte. It takeg
closed portals with tlru privacy they af
ford. The passing of the summer has it com
pensations, not the leaat among them be
ing this renewal of family life- signalised
by the starting of the furnace fire.
"Orlando, you mustn't put your arm
around my waist."
"Why, Glorlana, it's been there for half
"Well, I didn't notice it till Just now."-.
Mrs. Wynn Do you ever get things you
want by weeping? I do.
Mrs. Glynn No. My dear, with my hus
band tears are not worth their salt. Bos
Town Marshal Ye can't get a drink
under any circumstances In this town.
Stranger (fingering a roll of bills.) Then
I suppose I'll have to give It up.
Town Marshal (lowering voice.) Well,
say I'll make the circumstance $ Just to
accommodate ye. Puck.
Dr. Dryasdust My dear sir, I have
noticed you In our church for the last
few weeks, but you are a stranger to me.
Have you Just Jolhed us?
Stranger No, sir. I come on the advice
of my doctor, who is treating me for In
somnia, and who Is a member of your con
"Poor Columbus died In poverty:'' said
the sympathetic citizen.
"It was his own fault," answered the
explorer. "Before he stsrted lu discover
ing things he neglected making proper ar
rangements with publishers." Washington
Friend What on earth are you do
ing to that painting of yours?
Dauber Can't you see? I'm rubbing
a piece of raw meat over the rabbit In
the foreground. Mis. Alshoddle will be
here today, and when she sees her pet
dog fmeil of that rabbit, she'll buy it.
"Algy, did you call on Miss Peachley
last evening, as you intended?"
' I went as far as the front door, dear
boy. but I was so thoroughly drenched by
a sudden storm that had come up that I
merely asked the servant for a rain check
and came away." Chicago Tribune,
"Move on," said the policeman.
"You can't walk over me," snarled ths
"Can't eh," rejoined the policeman. "I've
walked over many a beat in my lime."
"All writers are not impractical, are
they?" . ,
Oh. no. One man will write a Jok
and sell it for 60 cents. Another will
write a comic opera around It and draw
KO.OUO in royalties." Louisville (Jourlei
Journal. THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR.
The homely proverb says, you know,
"it's money makes the old mare go,"
Gel It, by fair means If you can;
If not, well, try another plan;
The needful thing in lire's brief span
Is money; get it, fellow-man.
Get It In silver or in gold,
In stock or bonds, both new and old.
In oil, In railroads, houses, land
Grab anything that comes to hand,
(iet money, fairly. If you can,
But get It somehow, greedy man.
Cash In your politics, your friends.
Make your religion serve your ends;
You cheat the church, you're smart and
You w lilted wall! you living He
Uet money. In any wsy you can.
Gold ia your God Idolatrous man!
Heed not the hard pressed poor man's
"HuHlneBS Is business" no sentiment there.
The bluer cry you must not rei k,
Though heel be grinding another's neck.
Gel money, by any Infamous plan,
Though the blood aweat starts on your
Of Ill-won wealth yrhj have a store.
And still are reaching out for more,
When gruesome guest (unbidden he)
With chilling touch, says "Coins with me." .
The almighty dollar lliey may nut know
As the unit of value where you must go.
The curious ones will eagerly say.
"How much did he Iwivu, who died todayl
An echo comes back from the funeral pull,
"How muoti did he leave? He left it all.'1
He got money, he cared not how.
Ills money U bora. .Where I ha now! A
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