Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 13, 1910, EDITORIAL, Page 2, Image 10

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tabsorlber tearing; tha elty tens-
porarlly shoal hava Tha Be
mat lea to ifceaa. Address will fea
" aa vftea aa recreated.
Moat every man can forgive and for
get hia worst enemy bo long aa It la
It ought to bo eminently proper to
refer to the color of a peroxide
blonde's hair aa gold brick.
It Is drawing close to the time
when the early robin will be looking
around for cold storage worms.
Kansas City reports 317 cages of
measles within the city limits. Now,
tnat is what we call a measly shame.
Maybe the reason why Philadelphia
has a suburb called Bustleton is be
cause of the peculiar shape of the city.
Many lawyers like to go fishing for
the professional training they get out
of it after they return to their of
fices. For one supposed to be so cold
blooded and icy former Vice Presi-dt-nt
Fairbanks has made things
pretty warm in Rome.
With the hum of industry going on
all around the dove of peace Is hav-!(.-
n hard time hearing the squeak of
that Central American riot.
Now that a Chicago man has lost
au eye playing hand ball, it has been
proposed that the list of rough and
hazardous games be lengthened.
Thex case of ( the preacher's son at
Lincoln who dislocated his cervical
vertebra wile washing his neck Is
proof again that a good thing may bo
Ferhaps the New York bank mes
senger who lost a 110,000 bill made a
mistake and purchased a "ton" of
coal and a couple of dozen "fresh"
e.Tgs with It.
It is economical to be sick in New
ork. The milk combine In that city,
charging 9 cents a quart for milk to
regular customers, sells It to hospitals
for 5 cents.
A number of inquiries have been
made recently as to the whereabouts of
Dlekema, who wants to be speaker
and whose name sounds like a break
fast food or a new religious sect.
Ki-Governor Odell of New York
says he knows when he is politically
cl ad. It would be a great benefit to
modern civilisation if he would pub
lish a book giving the symptoms.
"One wife In nineteen is an angel,"
Kays Emll Von Mueller, the bigamist.
The ordinary man, however, would be
willing to forego eighteen experi
ences If he could get the angel first.
Omaha shows up in the weekly bank
clearings table with an increase of
43. per cent over the same period of
a year ago. If the clearings reflect
the volume of business, Omaha cannot
have much of a kick coming.
In addition to securing a divorce
from her husband, Mrs. V. Gould
Brokaw Is to receive a pitttance of
115,000 a year alimony and the right
to kiss anyone she pleases without
fear of her soul mate's anger.
Mrs. Marllla M. Iticker of Califor
nia has begun her campaign for the
oftlte of governor. If Mrs. Rlcker
will tike the advice of the average
' has Wen" she will conclude that a
lai ruble rot with happiness Is better
than a governor's mansion with petty.
coat politics therein.
Donations with Strings to Them.
A man who wants to make a dona
tlon to any institution for educational
or charitable purposes has a perfect
right to fix the conditions of the gift,
but the same freedom he enjoys, to
give or not to give and to stipulate the
conditions of the gift, carries with it
a correlative right on the part of the
favored institution to accept or not to
accept the limitations which may be
These remarks are occasioned by
the controversy precipitated over the
proffered conditional gift of 1500,000
to Princeton university and the refusal
of the university to accept because of
the strings tied to it. It has become al
most a habit for wealthy people en
dowing public or semi-public Institu
tions to make their contributions con
ditional. The usual condition Is that
they shall become effective only when
an equal or proportionate sum is
raised by solicitation from other
sources. While it ia true that this
was only one of the conditions of the
rejected gift tendered Princeton,
yet If the trustees had stated as their
reason that they did not care to go out
on a begging expedition to glorify a
benefactor who would not let go of his
money unless others were forced to
match him they would have com
manded the approval 'of a large num
ber of intelligent people.
If the Princeton incident serves to
make all these Institutions more cour
ageous in saying what conditions they
are willing to have attached to their
endowments and to refuse offers that
have objectionable strings to them it
will serve a good purpose.
Income Tax Progress.
It is practically decided that Illinois
will be the second state recorded as
ratifying the income tax amendment
to the federal constitution, Alabama
having been the first to act through
its legislature. The speech made by
Senator Borah last week, answering
the objections raised by Governor
Hughes of New York, who in his mes
sage nrged rejection because the
amendment as drawn does not specific
ally exempt incomes derived from In
vestment In state and municipal bonds,
is said to have had such telling effect
on those who heard it as to have
elicited from Senator Root an expres
sion of concurrence In the position
taken by Senator Borah, and the as
surance that the New York senator
would soon give public utterance to his
dissent from Governor Hughes.
Senator Borah seems to be laboring
under the apprehension that the
amendment will be defeated by the in
fluence of accumulated wealth exerted
to prevent ratification in those states
where large fortunes are concentrated.
This, however, does necessarily follow,
for the advocates of the income tax
have conceded from the start that New
England, New York and the states im
mediately surrounding would, for the
most part, have to be counted against
the proposition.
Under the constitution it will re
quire the affirmative action of three
fourths of the states, and at present it
would take twelve states to prevent.
If Arizona and New Mexico are admit
ted to the union it will take thirteen
states to prevent, so the Income tax
may be a factor in the admission of
these two territories to statehood. ' In
all probability, however, Arizona and
New Mexico will have a chance to vote
on the income tax' amendment before
final ratification or rejection, and the
chances are they will favor rather
than oppose.
It took more than two years to rat
ify the first ten amendments after they
were proposed, and only ten states
were needed to ratify at that time. It
took over three years and a half for
the eleventh amendment. The twelfth
amendment went through -in less than
a year, as did also the thirteenth. The
fourteenth and fifteenth each required
two years, and all the amendments so
far adopted had comparatively little
opposition to overcome. Notwith
standing the lack of confidence of Sen
ator Borah, there is no reason to be
lieve the amendment Is not making
progress as fast as it should, especially
in the light of the history of other
- Tree Culture in Nebraska.
A house Is being built In a nearby
Nebraska county out of lumber sawed
from cottonwood trees planted by the
owner in 1866. The trees are of great
sice and although the lumber will be
used for only rough work, yet from
what Is known of its durable qualities
It will probably last as long as it is
ever needed.
This instance recalls another, simi
lar, except that the returns were
greater. A poor quarter of Nebraska
land was sold to a young easterner
twenty odd years ago, of which twenty-four
acres were Impossible for farm
ing. The young man planted the tract
to catalpa trees, fenced it and let It
take care of itself. Five years ago he
sold the largest timber to the railroad
companies for ties. The culling out of
the biggest trees has been going on
ever since and recently his books
showed 15,000 revenue from the land.
He has his young forest yet, for he
has regularly replanted the spaces
with young trees.
Tree and forest planting ran be car
ried on successfully in this country on
waste lands, swampy tracts, side hills
and other lands. Not much caro Is
necessary and eventually there is good
money in It. The government is plant
ing forests successfully, so are a num
ber of railroads. The Union Pacific has
started tree raising and the Southern
Pacific has been doing It for many
years. It is a practical thing for them,
for by careful culling and cutting It
involves little expense or replanting
and continues to be a great source of
profit. '
The story Is told of Prince Bismarck
that he made a fortune from the trees
planted along the public highway. As
a young man Bismarck was In ordinary
circumstances and seeing the need of
pruning the shade trees along the pub
lic highways asked for the privilege of
doing it. The authorities not only gave
him the privilege of doing the work,
but also gave him the timber. He cut
thousands of damaged trees, had them
sawed into lumber and sold, and at
the same time replaced these trees with
young fruit trees, elms and poplars.
In this way he not only profited him
self but gave back to Germany Its
shaded highways more beautiful than
ever. ,
Why Choose the Store t
Why should It be considered menial
to do housework for others and highly
proper to keep house for one's self!
This is a question of more than ordi
nary Importance in these days of the
great development of the department
store business and the increasing aban
donment of home life. It presents a
problem which Is troubling both those
who have families of girls and those
who have homes to keep, and its solu
tion seems far from discovery.
Dr. Charles M. Sheldon, the author
preacher of Topeka, dijeusses this sub
ject in his book, "Malcom Kirk." His
idea is that ,an educated girl can do
housework with social credit to her
self, if she will. His theory is well
worked out and illustrates, in story
form, how the prejudice can be over
come. The solution is a good one,
but, unhappily, is only theory.
. There ia some doubt about its put
ting a young woman on a higher plane,
socially, to clerk In a department store
than it does to keep house. True, the
clerk wears better clothes on week
days than does the housemaid, but not
on Sundays. It may be that she is
more often sought as a wife, but she is
said to be no more often a success as
a wife. She does not have afternoons
off during the week and she can never
sit down at 3 o'clock to read and spend
two hours In quiet. She does not have
her room and board furnished her and
seldom gets a wage sufficient to make
up the difference. The American girl
ia noted for her desire to be' inde
pendent financially and socially. She
also desires to be "free from the
drudgery of the dlshpan and the wash
tub." A clerkship will make the last
possible, but the harsh, unkind, pur
chasing public, strict overseers and
vicious temptations of the modern
commercial world greatly offset the
advantage of so-called financial inde
pendence. As for the "drudgery" of house
keeping," there is drudgery la every
occupation and profession known to
humanity. A trained nurse rightfully
ranks reasonably high In the social
world, but the drudgery, dirty work,
washing, housework and cooking
which a nurse has to do is astonishing.
Yet it is honorable work of a high or
der which attracts ' the daughters of
cultured families who are proud of
their profession, with Just cause.
One of those beautiful characters
whom it la a blessing to meet and to
know once rebuked a group of women
who were discussing the "drudgery of
housekeeping" by saying: "The way
to get rid of the "drudgery of house
keeping" is to call housekeeping a
pleasure and a blessed privilege. . If
one's heart Is right there Is little
drudgery about it more than about any
other occupation."
Education and Literary Tastes.
It must not be Inferred by the re
sults of an invesblgatioa in Wellesley
college, for women, that the average
person of education reads light things
and cares for nothing of importance.
The majority of the people of the col
lege and university type may be said
to choose literature from ,the stand
point of enlightenment rather than
mere entertainment. Although this Is
not always true, yet It is happily true
of the majority. A part of the report
of the committee whic'u investigated
the condition in Wellesley follows:
Their chief literary exercise, outs de of
the, class rooms, consists In skimming
through fha daily paper and devouring
magaxln fiction. What has been
found out la the more surprising In view
of the Inability, of the average college
girt to discuss current events. Of the 4M
Wellesley students, 105 regularly read a
daily paper. Do they read the editorials?
says the committee. Inquiringly. No, they
don't. They do mora than skim the head
line and absorb the society column, but
few pretend to read what does not In
teract them. Here and there Is found the
girl who doe read the newspaper as a
whole, but she is rare, Almost every girl In
college reads a weekly or monthly mata-
sine. The girl who Muds time Tor neither
Is the rare exception. The magazines are,
In most cases, read for their fiction. The
demand for short stories Is almost uni
versal, but that I not because we are at
Wellesley, but because we ate modern and
American. Of the 400 girl, only thirty-six
hav road a biography In the latt few
months. The biographies are mostly tho-e
of Alica Freeman Palmer r.r Carla
Wenckebach. Essays were read by a few.
The average American college girl
is not very different, when she Is in
college, from what she has beet) taught
to be when at home. She la very apt
to do as she sees others do in her own
family and naturally think that this
is all right. - No one can blame her, for
unless girls and boys are taught to
pick out literature of the right kind
and read it for what there Is in it they
are not going to follow that plan, as a
rule, Independent of home Influence
and guidance.
College girls and boys are more friv
olous during college cays than they
are later. What they 'do during their
four years of college Is not significant
of what they will do afterwards In life.
All college people are inclined toward
good-natured frenzy from Just the ex
uberance of animal spirits and the lack
of responsibilities.
If we expect young people to read
good literature we must do as did our
own parents and make the reading of
the best books a popular thing In the
home. If reading good literature
make up education, ana we have every
reason to believe that It does, then
the popularity of good reading at home
will do much toward completing our
education and doing away "with the
defects in our modern educational sys
tem" that the club women of Topeka,
Kan., have been pleased to point out.
More Land for Homesteads.
If pending measures .are enacted
congress will soon return to the public
domain more than 4,000,000 acres of
land from tracts hitherto held within
forestry reservations. The land is un
suitable for forests, although largely
suitable for irrigated farming, and has
been wisely recommended for settle
ment later on.
States' having large government
reservations have found some fault be
cause of the burden of taxation thrown
on the necessarily sparse population.
Every state wishes to have its vacant
land settled and under cultivation as
soon as possible, not only to equalize
the burden of taxation incident to af
fairs of state, but also by increasing
Its agricultural population to increase
its prosperity.
A large unoccupied public domain
not suitable for forestration is of no
benefit to either state or nation. A
large agricultural population means
great production of the staples and
necessities of life, hence the Increase
in the amount of m6ney flowing Into
the state and consequent Increase in
the valuation of all properties. That
the government has been wise in with
holding land for forestry Is willingly
acknowledged, and that it is wise in
returning for ultimate settlement
lands unfitted for forestration' must
also be conceded. '
The government reclamation service
has opened, hundreds of millions of
acres of barren lands for profitable
farming. The deserts of the west
have been changed into farms of even
more profit than some of the famous
Mississippi valley farms. Wherever
irrigation la possible great wealth Is
possible of production. Some have
said that the reclamation service Is to
be the salvation of the farming inter
ests of this country, if it needs any
salvation. The more land under cul
tivation the better for the Individual
states, the more prosperity for the in
dividual inhabitants thereof and the
more stability for the nation.
Not that it makes much difference,
but the difficulty of shaking off par
tisan bias is again illustrated by 'the
committee appointments of the Ne
braska State Bar association just an
nounced by President Ryan, who
would be put down in the political di
rectory as a dyed-in-the-wool demo
crat. Of the four committees the
chariman of the legislative committee
is a democrat who ran for supreme
judge last year, the chairman of the
committee on legal education is a dem
ocrat who ran for supreme Judge six
years before that, the chairman of the
committee on inquiries is a' democrat
who ran for supreme judge about six
teen years ago and the chairman of the
committee on judiciary is another
democrat who ran for supreme Judge
three times. Among the committee
chairmen no republican is in evidence.
Crown Prince -Frederick William
tianced long and hard with all the
American youn'g women at a recent
soclul ball In Berlin. Incidentally, he
also got hia portrait in the papers and
a b.'g writeup of his personal attrac
tions. It doesn't strike us as being
exceptional that one should like to
dance with American beauties.
Speaking of Senator Tillman's suit
for possession of his son's children,
the New York Independent explains
that under an ancient South Carolina
law which still lingers, all the right
of the children belongs to the father,
no matter how unworthy he may be.
If Senator Tillman sees this, look out
for another pitchfork rampage.
Perhaps the announcement that the
Van Nordens sold their interest in the
Van Norden Trust company and its
affiliated banks not long ago to capi
talists who Control the Carnegie Trust
company, may throw some light on
that 28,000 touch for which an anx
ious public is still awaiting the true
Champ ClarkTs said to refuse to com
mit himaelf as to his candidacy cither
for the office of speaker or for the
1912 democratic nomination for the
presidency. Champ evidently wauts to
stay on good terms with a certain dis
tinguished Nebraskan for a Jtttle while
A cutlery concern actually has the
nerve, to advertise at this late stage
a penknife with handle carrying por
traits of Bryan and Kern. Must have
overestimated the demand of the last
campaign and had a lot of dead stock
left on hand.
One of the officers of the New York
Board of Fire Underwriters has lately
proclaimed a st-t of rules intended to
help prevent church fires. We thought
the effort of the church was constantly
to make the fires burn brighter an 4
According to the Wot Id-Herald, the
only candidate for governor who Is en
titled to do his campaign traveling at
state expense Is Governor Bhallcn
berger, the present democratic Incum
bent. '
Official Lltrratare Cornea Illah.
Indianapolis News.
The ten-page pamphlet by the Immigra
tion commission, which cost 1659,993.
shows that there are some forma of lit
erature that are even more expensive than
Note of Faunal Nature.
Wall Street eeeaaarlea TaaiHle.
New York World.
The rost of the necessaries of lit Is
coming down. A stock exchange aeat sold
Saturday for $82,000, against a record of
ru.OOO. At this rate the 1,100 seat on
'change are worth only J92.200.000.
lemonatraloa of liarnestaess.
Washington Herald.
1 After having said, "I hope my pockets
will be turned Inside outward," Secretary
Balllnger announces his determination to
employ an attorney or two. This shows
how deadly In earnest the secretary really
Kept la tha Dark.
Philadelphia Ledger.
Gentlemen who glibly explain that meat
la high because people demand the choice
cuts have not made clear why these cut
carried with them on their upward flight
the humble chuck steak and the soup
fold Morage Tags.
Brooklyn Kagle.
The bill to regulate cold storage should
provide that a brans tag be tied to the
bony part of every bit of meat that goes
Into thLs retainer stating thereon the date
of the killing. Eggs ought to be classified
and dated. The arctic night which some
food spends In these Ice boxes Is alleged
to be ten years long.
Mexican Justice and Amerleaaa.
Sioux City Tribune.
Americans employed on Mexican rail
roads long since learned to dread Mexican
Justice. It Is so permeated with hatred of
the "gringo" that Its courts administer In
justice when a "gringo" Is at bar. Tha case
of Cook Is an instance. With not a straw
of evidence against him, as conductor, with
the theft of goods by his brakemen, the
Judge finds him guilty of "contributory
negligence" and sends him to prison. His
case lends confirmation to the stories told
la "Barbarous Mexico."
Encouragement for the Thriftless at
tha Cost of the Thrifty
Pittsburg Dispatch.
In view of the growing discussion of old
age pensions and their adoption In England
and Germany, It Is Interesting to note that
a commission on that subject appointed
three years ago In Massachusetts to con
sider the subject ba Just Issued Its report,
filling a volume of GOO page. From pub
lished summaries Its work seem to be
earnest and thorough.
At present we can give no more than the
leading conclusions. The commission finds
strongly against any plan of noncontrlb
utlng old age pension such as ha been
Introduced in England. Thl It condemn
on the ground of encouragement of un
thrift at the cost of the thrifty, a dtsinte
grating effect on families and an . un
favorable influence on the rate of wage.
At tha same time It strongly approves of
plans of contributory retiring pensions for
publto employes and commends to large
employers the policy of retiring allowances
for their aged workmen, alt based squarely
on tha principle of contributions to the
fund by the employes themselves. '
The Real Article Well Worth Strlv
lag; For.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The "young man of today". I so oftn
viewed with alarm and regarded with solic
itude that moral homilies about him have
lost their force. Somebody Is always saving
him In a new way until he grow rather
tired of being saved.
Hera, however, la a bit of true gospel that
will appeal to him and It may likewise ap
peal to hi parents. "The homeless home,"
say a Cleveland minister, VI the greatest
danger to the young man of today. An un
sympathetic home ha more peril In It
than the saloon, the gambling den or the
street. The home should be a home In the
trueat sense of the word, and not a mere
place to eat and sleep."
The danger Is negative, of course, but It
drives the young man to positive evils. He
want comfort and sympathy, and If he
doesn't get them where he live he will go
It Is easy nowadays to find comfort and
diversion. There are the theaters, the ho
tels and cafes, the clubs, the saloons and
bowling alleys and other places less worthy
of mention, but no less frequented, where
there Is brightness and comfort and com
panionship. And to some of these places
the young man i sure to gravitate If his
home Is gloomy or unsympathetic. It Is
because of the lessening attractiveness of
homes that such places flourish.
The home I a place to live In. Comfort
able chair and couches, fireplace that
are used and furnaces that work, plenty of
light wherever lights are needed, warm
ruga and walla tastefully tinted and hung
with good pictures, good meals and .ade
quate provision for casual lunches. ..-"uslc
and sunlight and a general tvtinoephei'9 e'
cheerfulness, sympathy and tolerance)--these
are the things that uiake a home leal
to the much discujiseit yovng man. What
though he doe muM things up and leave
footprint on the floor and an odor of to
bacco In the parlor? There ar thlnirt more
desirable than perfect .order sntf irtoiSal
Our Birthday Boo!
Tebruarjr 13, 1910.
General James Allen, chlif of the
corps of th L'nlted State army, la J nt U.
General Allen Is an Indlanian by birtli oni
a graduate of West Point. He is a vUitor
to Omaha nearly every year to inxpect tlio
signal corps station at Fort On i'i.i, nhich
la under his Jurisdiction. I
Victor Ilosewater, editor of Tna I lee. !s
39 today. He ha been actively 'engaged 'n
editorial work with The Kce for almott
seventeen year. j
James N. Hill, son of James J. Hill, 'with
Important interest In the Burllngf i,
Great Northern and Northern faclfij rail
road. I celebrating his 40th birthday. Mr.
Hill began at th bottom of the ladder In
railway service, and has not mopped -lug
J. N. Haskell, doing farm loan business,
with offices in th New Vcrk LI'e building,
was born February IS, IfK, at Phaepscott,
Me. Mr. Haskell graduated from Bowdoln
college In ItM and located In Omaha, the
next year.
Henry Rosenthal of tha Peoples gtora
was born February It, 1TV at Ualtlmor.
H became associated with hi brothers In
tha mercantile business n1 la mw v!
president and secretary of th propvletsiy
Frank, p. Manchester, secretary cf tha
Omaha Grain exchange, u bom Fabrvatv
U, 180. II I aa Omaha boy and a grad
uate of th Omaha High school and th
Nebraska. Stat vrUversUf
at Maturity
Th average man Is so busy making
ind saving money that lie does not
top in realise that his family will
lose all of hia money within a few
rars iiirr n yt-
ii. ..minn -),!.. i. ).. nil
... .r -t. v . . Y. -
wimin seven years, would it noi i - - -permanent,
monthly Income as an additional anfeguard tor ndnd,h,1","
A comparatively small ds,.oslt with the Equitable w lint only
If an Kndowment Income Contract la purchased It will Insure an Income
lit JV II VIU ir, i
The Equitable Life Assurance Society
FAUZi KOBTOir, Freslflsnt.
"Strongest In the World" ,
The Company which pays Its death claims on the day It reoelve them.
H. D. NEELY, Manager.
Merchants National Bank Building, Omaha
J. O. PHIM.IPPI, , K. h"pi?k"iOB"AR1.K3 VVI.TKK. Cashier.
.u;o. m. co6pkm. h. tay neely. w. o. komiu,
Life I never art until through duty It
passes to delight.
A man's wind In church gives no clue to
his weight outside.
Too many want to be elrens where light
house are needed.
Happlnes Is in the discovery of the
thing that really matter.
You may know many men by the mo
tives they sea In other.
Ksay on problem are always more pop
ular than essays at them. '
It la more important to get ready to live
than to be prepared to die.
It la better to ba a man striving up than
a god with nothing more to be.
On fool sets a fad and you know the
r$at by their trotting after him.
One ought always to get more In his
work than he hopes to get by It.
Try to make folks deeply happy and their
heavenlines will take care of Itself.
Jroiks who are always giiuin tha com
mandments often are dodging behind them.
Those who make a success of attempting
nothing always sneer at the great souls
who fall. Chicago Tribune.
The early robin Is wise enough not to
become a target for snowballs.
Kansas City has the stage set for a new
version of Dr. Hyde and Mr. Jekyll.
Boston's naval engagements brought to
the firing line fashionable gold lace and
Tha limit of skyscrapers fixed by fit-
Louis is 250 feet In height, or twenty-two
stories. Mlssourians anxious for higher
altitudes can hire flying machines.
Chicago refuses to admire the nrvo of
John L. Sullivan In claiming Chicago as
his home and his occupation aa "litera
ture." The dual role Is unthinkable in
President . Taf t is accounted a graceful
waltzer and something of an expert with
a golf stick, but the real test of his
pro wees, .will come when ha twirls a shll
lalah In Chicago March 17.
Every school bdy past or present, will
have to be shown before believing that
the principal of a school In Washington,
Pa., birched 100 boys at one session. Pos
sibly the school Is a sanitarium for molly
coddles. '
The ability of an Imported medium to
tickle with her toes tha ears of tha table
holder while her hand were tied to a
chair, comes under the head (if what
prlzo fight reporters describe as "nimble
Maryland and Virginia ar up against
tha problem of reducing the governor's
colonel to a peace footing. The former
state is inclined to abolish the sartorial
glory and the latter state would cut the
number of colonel In half. 8hould the
Bouth set the pace Indicated, what color
less spectacles inaugurations will be.
Woman's Invasion of man's preserves
brings out rare bunchu of trouble. One
of the number who exercised the Inalien
able right of handing her fiance the mit
ten Is made defendant In a breach of
promise, damages $25,000. Rather a large
sum to pay for the measure of the man.
The color of tha money hasn't yet blinked
hi sight.
PennloDe I hear It's all oft between you
and Victor. What was the trouble?
Mehitabel His abscnt-minaeaness. xne
other nlKht ha forirot that 1 had already
accepted him, and he proposed again.
Chicago Tribune.
"Has tha new minister called on you
yetr mi L ,u
O. mi caiiins; iitsl un muev par
ishioner who are able to afford meat."
Baltimore American.
"Hello! What's the knot In your hand-
kerchUf for?"
Mv husband s gone to trie country, ana
the knot Is to remind me that he told me
to think of him In his absence." Cincin
nati Enquirer.
He Darling, all 1 possess I lay at your
tevt. -
HheWnu are Just like all the men you
Insist' on putting things where a woman
will have to pick them up after you. But
I'll say yes, John. Judge.
daughter Mamma, can't I have a little
iiK",uwy for shopping this morning?
&5ra. Malaprop No, dear; there's th
taxf to pay and I expect the taxidermist
arouid any moment. Boston Transcript.
"I always used to wonder," said Wll
loughby, "what the ornithological reason
Purity o, Tone,
' Velvety of Action,
Lasting Qualities
You Can See and Hear it at
1613 Douglas Street
Kin out of every ten families lose
. - . wia,t,iii trt furnish a s
VoScil 100 Kind
Incral Waters
We will sell over 100 kinds Imported and
American Mineral Waters, and, as we ob
tain direct from springs or Importer, can
guarantee freshness and genuineness.
Boro Llthla Water, hot.. 60c; case. 6.iM).
Horo Lltr'i Water, pints, docen, $1.50;
crse, 100, l0.0f.
W are distributing agents In Omaha for
the celebrated water from Uxcelslor
Springs, Mo., and sell at following prices:
Regent, quart bottle, , 2ic; doten, 12.13;
case, 60 bottles, tS.OO.
Hulpho-Saline, quart botUe, 25c; dozen,
$2.25;; case, 50 bottles, 8.00.
8ulpho-a1lne, quart bottle, 26c; doson,
. Hotcrlan, quart bottle. 20c; dozen. $2.00
Soterian, pint bottle, 15c; doxen, $1.M.
Sotcrlan Ginger Ale, pint bottlo, 15c,'
dozen, 1. 50.
Hotcrlan Ginger Ale, quart bottle, 2Cc;
dnron. S2.2S.
Diamond LI this, half-gallon bottle, 40c;
case, 1 dosen, $4.00.
. Crystal Llthia, 6-gallon lugs, each. 2.00.
Salt Sulphur, S-gallon Juki, each, $2.13.
Delivery free to any part of Omaha,
Council Bluffs or (South Omaha.
Sherman & r.lcCcr.nell Drug Co
16th and Dodge Sis.
Owl Drug Co.
16th and Harney Sts.
. Optical
We make a specialty of '
Children's Eyes
YOU KNOW the. proper
eflre now eave a lifetime
Prices reasonable.
Kuteson Optical Go,
213 South 16th St.
was for there being no birds In last year's
nests, but now It Is clear aa a pikestaff."
"How do you account for it?" queried
"Why, look at the women's hats," said
Willoughby. Harper's Wreklv.
Theodore Tllton.
Once In 'Persia relgnetr a king
Who upon his Hlgiet ring
Graved a maxim true and wise.
Which, If held lMfore his eyes.
(Save him rounxel at a glance
Fit for every change and chance,
Solemn words; and these are they:
"fcvon this shall pass away."
Trains of camels through the sand
Brought him gems from Samarcand:
J leets of galleys through the sea .
Brought him pearls to match with thete;
But ne counted not hi gain
Treasures of the mine or main,
"What Is wealth?" the-king would say;
"Even this shall pass away."
In the revels of his court
At the xenith of the sport,
When the palm of all his guests
Burned with clapping at his Jests,
He, amid his flR and wine,
fried: "Oh. loving friends of mine!
Pleasure comes, but not to stay.
Even this shall pass away."
Fighting on a furious field.
Once a Javelin pierced his shield.
Soldiers, with a loud lament.
Bore him bleeding to hi tent.
Groaning from his tortured side. '
"Pain 1m hard to bear," he cried;
"Hut, with patience day by day.
Even this shall pas away."
Towering In the public squara,
Twenty cubits In the air.
Rose his statue, carved In stone.
Then the king, disi;ulse1, unknown,
timing- at his sculptured name.
Asked himself: "What Is famaT
Fame is but a slow decay,
Kveu tills shall pass awiy,"
Ptrurk with palsy, acre and old.
Waiting at the gates of gold,
Kpuka he with his dying breath:
"Life is done, but what Is death?"
Then, In answer to the king.
Fell a sunbeam on hia ring.
Showing, by a heavenly ray:
"Kven this shall pass away."