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HIP, BKE: OMAHA. MONDAY, APRIL 11. 1910.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
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How bis is Omaha? Have you put
la your gueia?
The burglar continues to find more
Jewelry than the assessor.
Have we not bad enough of the
April joke? Give us the rain.
"I am not a pessimist," declares
"Jim" Hill. What 1b a pessimist?
That city hall fire insurance Job
looks mighty much like a frame-up.
Milwaukee's socialist mayor will at
least not have to make the town fa
Btill It might not hurt Methodism
In Rome to get a successor for Rev.
AutomobUists' demand good roads
and good roads multiply automobiles.
It'a another endless chain.
Philadelphia may be asleep, but it
kept the rest of us awake for a time
with that street car strike.
If those Pittsburg . penitents con
tinue to come they will have . to get
a few more mourners' benches.
It is worthy of noto that one Pitts
burg paper has the courage to discuss
"Civic Righteousness," editorially.
' Mr. Hill at last lets It out that the
railroads must have more money, So
that Is what he has been hinting at
all this time. " '
John Callan Q'Laughlin has cer
tainly given "Walter Wellman a hard
run and he dld't have to build an
We feaf Tillman has little chance of
ever being a well man, for he reiter
ates that "'this hurrah' for Roosevelt
makes me sick."
Mr. Carnegie was just trying to
keep us from feeling bad when he
said 'the ambition to become a mil
lionaire' was low." " "" ; '
Colonel Roosevelt's early closing of
the Incident Is a body blow to our old
friends. Pro Dono Publico, Medlcus,
Vox Popull et al.
The threatened war between those
two passionate South American coun
tries proves to have been only a Peru
vian bark at Ecuador.
While boosting for better roads, our
automoblllsts should not abuse their
privileges of the roads we now have.
Make the scorchers slow down.
We will not require Colonel Roose
velt to take out naturalization papers
just because he has been made an
honorary citizen of an Italian town.
Somehow the testimony of James
F. Oyster, who appeared before a com
mittee of congress in the interest of
cold storage had a fishy smack to It.
' Omaha's trade boosters are getting
ready for -another tour. If they still
travel as rain makers the sooner they
start out the more welcome they will
Announcement Is made that the
street cleaning department has com
pleted its first round of all the pavti
Streets. In many cases we will have
to take the street commissioner's word
A Party Lineup.
President Taft ana Attorney Gen
eral Wlckersham have distinctly drawn
the ilrtpa for party unity which is
iiereMary to republican success. Their
speeches at Washington and Chicago
constitute a simple call to arms and
challenge to fealty. The men who
believe in republican principles must
fall In, close ranks and march under
the banner of "Works, not words."
In reiterating his desire to read
no man out of the party the president
Is asking nothing unfair of those who
stay In when he summons them to
join with him in redeeming the pledges
he and they made the people when
they asked them for their votes In
1908. That is a definite Joining of
the Issue. It puts up squarely to
every republican member of congress
the simple proposition of keeping faith
with party and people alike, or as
suming responsibility for failure and
being judged by the result. It ought
to have the effect of allaying nominal
differences, unifying forces and bring
ing all professed republicans to the
realization of the imperative need for
sane, sober action. No time Is left
now to be cajoled by democratic so
phistry. If congress Is to perfect a
record of constructive legislation,
which under the direction of the presi
dent It is achieving, it must act upon
bis plea that this is a time for doing
things. Mr. Wlckersham but voices
what every honest observer knows
when he says that this administration
has accomplished great results In a
short period, but the president is not
content to stop there, nor anywhere
short of complete fulfillment of party
In none of his public utterances
before has President Taft given ex.
pression so forcibly to his determina
tion to keep to his program. He has
given those members of congress who
must go before the people this fall
something of personal moment to
think about, not attempting to
conceal the convlctlpn that in party
discord lurks party peril. Looking at
conditions as they are, at what con
gress has done and what it may yet
do, making due allowance for the hue
and cry of Internal dissension, no re
publican need contemplate the out
look with trepidation. Most of the
talk of discord comes from the demo
crats who realize the impossibility of
democratic control of the next house
unless they succeed In splitting the
republicans before the campaign opens.
This has been th-i whole purpose and
plan of the democrats during this
session of congress.
The president refuses to allow bis
party to be deceived by such patent
politics if he can avoid It. and he is
talking right out In meeting, putting
it up to the republicans In congress to
help him make good as the real way
to secure a vote of confidence. V
Census Law No Joke.
Persons who think they may fail
or refuse to answer any question pro
pounded by the census enumerator
should read the bill "to provide for
the thirteenth and subsequent decen
nial censuses." This act makes It a
misdemeanor not only to fail or re
fuse to answer, but also to answer any
question falsely and Imposes a penalty
not less than $100. ,
The government Is earnest In this
effort to obtain an accurate census
and will have spent more than $10,-
000,000 to that end. The president
and congress, therefore, have taken
every precaution to secure co-operation
by the people. This la shown In
the rigid rules for their protection
with which it has surrounded the cen
sus employes. Any supervisor, clerk,
enumerator. Interpreter or agent who
refuses to perform the duties enjoined
on him will be guilty of a misde
meanor and subject to a fine of $500;
for disclosing information he shall be
subject to a fcne of $1,000 or Im
prisonment for two years or both; de
liberate falae swearing means perjury
with five years in prison end $2,000
as the maximum fine, and the gamut
of offenses runs up to a final penalty
of five years' imprisonment and
This glimpse Into the provisions of
the census law affortys an idea of the
serious . Importance the government
attaches to an accurate census. This
Importance Is enhanced -by reason of
the numerous aggressive movements
the government is promoting today
for popular ' Improvement, most of
which depend in some measure upon
the very statistics this census Is to
A Troublesome' Assessor ScHeme.
It turns out that trouble is already
brewing as a result of the action of the
late democratic legislature In again
making tho precinct assessors elective
Instead of appointive. When the as
sessors were to be chosen last year this
lucrative place, which pays $3 a day
for about thirty days, went a-begging,
and In many precincts a man had to be
persuaded, to file for the nomination
and run at the election. And now that
the work is at hand quite a few duly
elected assessors either have failed to
qualify or have resigned, or have
found some pretext for getting out of
the thankless Job.
Running for assessor, however, may
not be a harmless pastime If the pen
alty clause of the law making this
office elective should be Invoked. The
statute declares In so many words that
any precinct assessor who shall wil
fully neglect or refuse. In whole or in
part, to perform his duties shall be
guilty of misdemeanor punishable by
a fine from $20 to $100. If the county
authorities should refuse to accept the
precinct aisessor'a resignation and he
should persist In declining to do the
work, Instead of coming in on the pay
roll for the customary compensation It
might cost him more than he could
possibly got out of It If he worked.
The elective assessor scheme may
run tolerably smoothly in the rural
districts, but in the larger cities It Is
foredoomed to travel a rocky road, and
the chances are it will be harder each
succeeding time to get competent per
sons to go after the position through
the complicated machinery of primary
nomination and popular election.
Bailwayi Favoring; Europe.
An interesting complaint of freight
rate discrimination has been referred
to the United States district attorney
In New York by large manufacturers
who allege that railroads are giving
rates to European shippers that not
only nullify the protection to Ameri
can Industries afforded by the new
tariff, but make competition on west
ern traffic all but impossible. As the
steamship lines make the through
rate, by agreement with the railroads,
and do not file them with the Inter
state Commerce commission, the latter
has no jurisdiction in tne case. Under
the Hepburn act the commission has
power to control maximum rates, but
not minimum rates. It may also deal
with rebating, but no charge of re
bating Is 'made In this complaint.
Criminal prosecution is out of the ques
tlon, so that relief is hoped for only
in the process of a civil suit.
Under this arrangement with the
steamship and railroad companies
German shippers may transport goods
to the Chicago zone cheaper than the
same goods may be shipped by Ameri
can manufacturers from Boston to
Providence. . Chlnaware is hauled
from England to Kansas City for 41
cents a hundred, while 4 9 cents a
hundred Is exacted to ship the East
Liverpool, O., article to the same point.
These Instances are cited as typical of
the general scale of combined land
and water rates.
American manufacturers declare
that If this system of favoritism to
the foreigner is continued it will be
ruinous to many lines of domestic
tiade and industry. They ask the
court to direct the common carriers to
make the classified rate as low as
that given to the steamship companies.
To meet this demand the railroads re
ply that If the court grants the re
quest It would destroy the contracts
with the steamship lines and result
n a general raise ef rates to a com
mon level. Tnls may be true ana
costly litigation may be involved, but
In the end the American manufac
turer would be, on an equal footing
with his competitor in Europe and
that is the end desired.
Railroad spokesmen are telling us
that railroads must raise their rates
to get money with which to prepare
for the enormous traffic, coming . to
them in the next two years. But they
must not raise their rates by the lever
of discrimination. Indeed, the recent
earnings reports of some of the roads
suggest the possibility of their con
tinued solvency for a little while
longer on the present level of rates.
Chaos in Latin America.
While Peru and Ecuador seem to
have patched up their differences and
temporarily avoided hostilities, war is
still Imminent in South America and
the pan-American peace conference, to
be held at Buenos Ayres In July, may
have to give way to the very thing it
was designed to prevent. Peru, aside
from its dispute with Ecuador, is on
strained terms with Colombia and
Chili and Bolivia and Argentina have
severed diplomatic relations, which in
dicates a tight tension of ill feeling.
This Buenos Ayres conference was
to be essentially a peace convention
to promote commercial and political
friendship and co-operation between
the South American republics. The
United States had made extensive
preparations for participating in it.
Since the notably successful visit of
former Secretary of State Root to these
countries the United States has made
much headway in Its endeavor to allay
ill feeling and establish peaceful rela
tions between them and had planned
on accomplishing tangible good in the
role of elder brother at this confer
ence. It Is high time that tue Latin Amer
ican states were more cordially wel
coming some such leavening influence,,
for they have shown a deplorable lack
of ability to evolve international peace
without help. They cannot fail to suf
fer serious loss commercially and po
litically from such a status. It seems
that even the 'example of 'Nicaragua,
which ha no coherent' government
and none that is recognized by the
United States, has failed to arouse its
sister republics to the peril involved
in constant disputes and continuous
In Indiana the republicans wrote
county option on the statute books,
butthat has not prevented the pro
hibitionists from putting up a ticket
of their own this year. Evidently
nothing will satisfy the prohibitionists
Omaha is to have street railway pos
tal car service within a few months.
With the Increased postofflce business
which Omaha has to show, nothing in
the line of up-to-date postofflce equip
ment should be beyond our reach.
And, now Mr. Hearst declares that
the victorious Milwuakee socialists
stole the democratic platform. If so,
poor Miss Democracy cannot have
many clothes left.
A Nebraska man with two wives
commits suicide and a Chicago woman
with two husbands sues both for di-
Missouri River, Improvement
Kecent Correspondence on a Timely Topic, in Which the Editor of
The Bee Gives Opinion of Plan to Pro Rate Coit of Work on Ad
joining States Subject that is Worthy of Very Close Consideration.
WASHINGTON, I). C.-Vlctor Rosewater.
Esq., Editor The Bee. My Dear Mr. Hose
water: What la the real aentlment In your
neighborhood In regard to the improvement
of the Missouri river? If the government
ahould take up the plan of Improvement,
would the counties or states adjacent be
willing to co-operate In paying the ex
I ahould be very glad to have your opin
ion on thin aubject, which will be abso
lutely confidential, unless you authorise
me to quote you. Very respectfully yours,
v T. E. BURTON.
OMAHA. My Hear Senator: I hasten to
answer your letter making Inquiry about
the aentlment hereabouts In regard to the
Improvement of the Missouri river. I be-
lieve there Is a very widespread publlo
sentiment in favor of auch Improvement of
the river aa would restore lta usefulness
for navigation, the expectation being, of
course, that water transportation would be
cheaper than rail transportation and would
be a regulator for rail rates.
lou ask whether the counties or statea
adjacent would be willing to share the ex-
pense of Improvement. It Is hard to an-
swer that question because I do not bellevs
It haa been propounded or considered. So
far as Nebraska Is concerned, I believe
there are constitutional obstacles, namely a
constitutional debt limit to 1100.000 and also
limitations requiring a popular vote to
""'""" minor auDQlVlSIons to sane
bonds In aid of any public Improvement
enterprise. As a practical proposition I
doubt If It would appeal to any of the
river countiea to assume an additional
rorce. Moderate matrimony, though,
Is still all right.
Whether busting trusts as the pres
ident of a great republic, hunting Hons
in Africa or retracing his honeymoon
trail, it rs all the same "I had a bully
time." It is the spirit of unconquera
If discretion is the better part of
valor, Maude Balllngton Booth will
not go down to Kerry Patch in St.
Louis and advocate this putting bells
on cats as a warning to birds.
Those wrestling promoters who
want another match between Gotcb
and Hackenschmidt should remember
that this is the day of the African
lion, not the Russian bear.
The World-Herald is running Mr,
Bryan for president again in 1912.
Anything to keep him away from the
senatorshlp which the World-Herald
editor wants for himself.
Omaha's bank clearings for the week
show an increase of nearly 14 per cent
over the same period of last year.
There are a few ,that beat us, but not
A Check t the Cheers.
An eaatern railroad which has raised the
wages of its employes raised fares simul
taneously. Hence this lack of cheers.
Real Teat of Skill.
Having Issued a cook book, the Depart
ment of Agriculture may be tempted to try
Its hand on an almanac with reliable
How Moth of sv Boost t
The question that Is now bothering a
good many people is, how much larger
per cent of Increase in freight rates will
the railroads consider It necessary to im
pose In order to make good on their per
cent Increase of wages.
n abher on that Boand.
Rubber has touohed 3 a pound in Lon
don. The price haa Increased nearly three
fold in a year, and more than four-fold In
the last two or three years. Senator
Lodge's committee is entirely welcome to
the admission from all low tariff men that
here Is an article whose Increase In price
Is not attributable to the tariff. The
astonishing increase In the price of TUbber,
hlch has set all speculative London wild
over the shares of rubber companies, seems
to be the result of the enormous demand
for rubber for ' the tires of automobiles.
From time to time Inventors report sub
stitutes, but they da not answer the pur
Our Birthday Book
April 11, 1810.
Charles Evana Hughes, governor of New
York, was born April 11, 1862, at Olenns
Falls, N. Y. Governor Hughes is a lawyer
by profession and for a while was a pro
fessor of Jaw In Cornell university law
school He Is serving his second term as
chief executive' of the Empire state. He
spoke In Omaha during the last presidential
campaign, making a most excellent Impres
sion on hla hearers.
Colonel Enoh II. Crowder. assistant judge
advocate general of the United States army,
Is 51. Colonel Crowder la a Mlssourlan with
many frlenda In Omaha, where he was
atatlooed' for several years as judge advo
cate of this military department.- He 'has
had several special assignments, entailing
great responsibility. In the Philippines and
In Cuba, and Is to be one ot the representa
tives of our government In the South Amer
ica International conference this summer.
Isidore Rayner, United States senator
from Maryland. Is SO years old todsy. He
was born In Baltimore and served In the
lower house of congress before going to
the senate. He was the attorney for Ad
miral Schley In the Santiago controversy,
and more lately attracted attention by hla
acatbing speech In answer to Senator
James B. Forgan, the big Chicago banker,
was born April 11, 1H62, In Scotland. Mr.
Forgan Is In on the ground floor on all the
publlo enterprises In Chicago.
Thomas Keama, formerly United States
senator from Utah, la celebrating his 48th
birthday. 'Mr. Kearns was raised and edu
cated on a farm In Holt oounty, Nebraska,
made money freighting to the Black Hills
and struck It rich In Utah mines, but never
forgets hla Nebraaka atart.
Lieutenant Colonel William A. Olasaford,
chief signal officer of the Department of
the Missouri, and commandant of the post
of Fort Omaha, was born April 11. IKS, In
Indiana. He entered tne service as a pri
vate In ISTi, reaching bis present grade In
financial burden a here the benefits of the
waterway would be shared by the entire
country for whooe products the channel
might be made an outlet. It Hhould be re
membered that Nebraska merely borders
on the Mlaaourl, which la an Interstate
river, as well as a nava gable atream, and
Is really the trunk line, aa much If not
more so than the Mississippi, of the great
est watershed In the world.
What has amused public sentiment In
favor of waterway Improvement In this
section la the realiiatlon that we, as a part
of the whole country, are paying our share
for Improving the coant rivers and har
bora, for the Great Lake and for the
Panama canal, and If these great projects
are to be carried on at the general expense
the coat of Improving the Interior water-
ways shbuld be met In a similar manner,
in other words. 1 do not believe the Im-
provement of the Missouri river can be
properly regarded as a local Improvement
from any point of view. If the communities
along the river have any incidental bene-
rus thoy will be offset by providing the
terminal facilities and transportation
equipment to make use of the channel
when navigation Is feasible,
I have no objection to having my views.
as here stated, quoted. It being, of course!
understood thst they present my own
peraonal opinion formed after attendance
at several of the navigation congresses
and conversation with people here locally
Intereatwl In h nl,.llr,n
With kind re
gards, I am, very truly yours,
Hon. Theodore E. Burton, United Slates
Senate, Washington, D. C.
and Ceadltleas Osservai
at tke JTaUoa-a Capitol.
A rush of tetters, rivaling In quantity tne
mall pace of a gueaslng conteat, furnish
lots of work for the secretaries of western
senators and representatives these piping
days of spring. Much ot the correspondence
relate the recent row over the house rules.
and their tenor gives Washington the im
pression that Cannonlsm la regarded as a
plague in the west. A newspaper man
writing about the final act In the insur
gent rumpus, following the announcement
of the vote against declaring the speaker's
chair vacant, added these wordi;
"Among, the first men to hurry forward
and shake hands and , congratulate the
speaker on his personal vindication waa
Representative Norris himself."
Well, when that item got Into the news
papers It certainly did start things In
The boys out on the Nebraska prairies
began writing letters and telegrams, de
manding to .know If It were true that
Norris did actually shake hands and con
gratulate the speaker.
They indicated that no Nebraska In
surgent could stand as the real article and
shake hands with the speaker.
"We have been told out here," said one
correspondent, "that you are more hated
by the speaker than any other man In the
house. Have we been buncoed?"
"And the worst of it la," aald Mr. Norris
In telling about his troubles In the Wash
ington Times, "that the speaker hasn't
spoken to me for more than a year, and
I haven't spoken to him. I didn't con
gratulate him, and don't appear to have
any chance of congratulating him on any
thing for a mighty long time to come."
Another correspondent who sent out a
like statement with reference to a senator,
a few days later met the senator and this
"Uo away. I do not want to aee you any
more. Don't you ever come to my office
"Why, what Is the matter?" Inquired the
"You do not tell the truth. You send
"In what respect?"
"You telegraphed on that 1 congratu
lated Cannon." ,
"You certainly joined those that were
doing so and were near enough to do so.
You got as close to him as you could and
I thought I saw you shake the speaker's
"No sir; you did not. I never old It. 1
was just passing by. It is an infamous
lie. Let me never see you again, never,
It's something of a compliment when
Senator Bourne aaka a fellow to have a
cigar, as the senator frequently does. It
Is said that the senator has three hobbles,
Oregon apples, mining stock and $1 cigars.
He vies witli J. I'ierpont Morgan and
other magnates in the expenslveness of
the latter-named luxury. Senator Bourne
takes a smoke whenever ha feels like it,
too, and Inasmuch as he la not stingy in
handing them around among his friends
upon favorable opportunities, It la a bit
staggering to contemplate what the cigar
bill of the Oregon senator Is per annum.
Some senators do not smoke at all, others
manage to get along somehow with the
IS to 60-cent brand, but Senator Bourne, so
his friends say, cannot really enjoy a
smoke unless one whole American dollar
was spent for it. He wants the beat.
Senator Warner of Missouri rose to
apeak at a dinner that waa being given by
the Missouri Republican league In Wash
ington. He had been Introduced at some
length, and rather sugary things had been
aald about him, Whatever brought the
story to his mind be didn't say. Possibly
it was that Introduction.
"In a western town there was a vil
lage drunkard," said the senator. "I want
to tell a story about him to Illustrate what
a change In a man's mood drink may
make. This drunkard was often under the
care of the village doctor. The doctor de
cided to move to Texas. The drunkard
met him on the street In the morning be
fore he had had a drink.
" 'Hello, doc,' he aald, "understand you're
going to Texas. Well, I've got a brother
out there by the name of Bill. If you see
Bill you tell him that my crops are rotten
this year. Stock Is In bad shape. My wife
needs clothes and the kids are nearly
naked. If he has a little loose change that
be doo't need tell htm to send It along.
I'll pay It back.' The doctor said he would
convey the message to Bill If be chanced
to meet that person.
"An hour later, when he bad had two
drinks, tho drunkard met the doctor again.
'Hello, doe,' he aald, 'understand you're
going to Texas. I've got a brother out
there by the name of Bill. If you see Bill
tell him I'm getting along all right Crops
are fair. Stock not ao bad. Klda gettin'
along all light. So la the old woman. !f
you aet Bill, tell him I don't need any
"Two hours after this, when the drunk
ard had had several more drinks, he met
m Mr shw "TaW T.Tu"
That's the kind of cooking
Ujoa every time if you use
, Tone's Spices put life Into your cooking. Give it
' a flavor and zest that only spices of full strength and
flavor can give. Tone's Spices possess every nuality that
bulk spices lark. 1 hey are fresh
they are tull-atrencth rhey
flavor ot fresh-milled spices.
If not mf ymr grncrrt, mmnd u 10cfmnJ yoir
ecera nmmm, Wm miti fwn4 rsur rmtmil Mrfc
ige mnJ mmr coo o 'Time's Spicy . "
There are two kinds of snicea
TONK BROS. aod-eM."
TONE BRO&, Deal Mclnca. Iowa
( BlMMlara el the eelv antes OLD GOLDEN COFFEE
the doctor again. 'Hello, doc,' said the
drunkard, 'understand you're going to
Texas." and so forth. 'If you see Bill
tell him I waa never In better shape. Crops
are fine. Stock fat and sassy. Family on
r.ay aireei. Ten BUI, If you ae him.
that I'll send 1,1m some money if lie's up
The pieces of pie and the glasses of milk
are growing smaller In the house restau
rant at the capltol. Thla discouraging fact
has been gradually dawning upon the mem
bers for some time, reports the Wellington
Times, and unless the shrinkage stops at
once the lucky individual who is Just now
conducting the eating house will find him
self facing an Investigation.
"This piece of pumpkin pie, mado of
squash, Is Just one-quarter smaller than the
10-cent piece I ueed to buy here two years
ago," remarked one of the western repre
sentativcM as he surveyed the little three
cornered slab. "Considering the fact that
the restaurant man gets his rent, heat and
light free, I do not think he ought to sting
us qurto so hard. He chargea 28 cents for
a turkey or chicken sandwich centu for
a bowl of soup, SO oents for a piece of fish
no larger than the palm of your hand, andJ
wnen you buy a steak you are expected to
mortgage your home to pay for It.
"Senator McCumber ii over hare the
other day and had a steak. When he re
ceived his bill he did a little figuring on
the menu card, and announced that If the
whole of the ordinary steer was sold at
the rate that steak brought the animal
would net JfOOO. Now I call that going
Over In the senate restaurant. Where the
same scale of prloes prevails, the senators
have compelled the restaurant manager to
place a "No tipping" line on all the menu
cards. Consequently, the carda are very
hard to get nowadays, and If a guest In
slsts upon having one before he orders,
the waiter snatches It and buries it under
the tablecloth before the next customer
alt down. The sign on the oard does not
prevent the waiters from grabbing all the
tips they can get, nor does It keep them
from neglecting patron the next day If
he haa forgotten to "come across ' on the
r - PERSONAL NOTES.
Mr. Ctrnegie says the ambition to become
a millionaire Is a low one. It is odd how
millionaires wpurn money. Nobody else
In support of Its claims as an unrivaled
summer resort Chicago respectfully calls
attention to the fact that six bottles of
beer and one perch were pulled out of its
lake on the same fishing line.
Mme. Anna Rogstad, the first woman
member of the Storthing, which Is the
lower house In the Norwegian Parliament,
was a teacher in one of the primary grades
of the public schools in Christian! when
John Tonkin of Olarsboro, N. J., probably
the oldest man ever admitted to the New
Jersey bar, celebrated his 87th birthday
recently. Mr. Tonkin passed the bar ex
amination at the February term and has
been admitted to practice In all the courts.
Miss Kate K. Adams, who la private sec
retary to the chief of poltco ot Chicago,
and has a right to make arrests when elie
thinks them necessary, has established c
new precedent In that ctty. She found that
she had been overpaid for a part of the
time, and voluntarily refunded the money
to the city.
Mies Eleanor R. Gebhart, daughter ot
Senator William C. Gebhart of Hunterdon
oounty. New Jersey, has been admitted to
the bar of New Jersey. She will become,
a professional partner of her father, who
hat law offices in Jersey City. It is said
that the women lawyers In New Jersey
can be counted on the fingnrs of two hands.
Popular An-akenlosr Against I, awe
Eaposrsstsf ' Divorce..
Those Americans who believe In liberal
divorce laws have no reason to regret the
movement that has been started In Ne
vada to do away with the fraud-Inciting
statutes which tempt wealthy persona to
seek a brief, fictitious residence there in
order to gain freedom from their marital
The citizens of that western common
wealth who are striving to have the "res
idential" requirement to the case of liti
gants made something more than a farce
and a abana ate not necessarily advocates
of extreme stringency In divorce legisla
tion. What they are apparently aeekl.-.g to
secure U the removal from their state of
a peculiarly odious stigmxv-ona that
brands It as a community willing to cell
for money the prlvUege of evading the
statutes which prevail over the remainder
of the union.
Whether the belief la entertained that
divorce should be granted only in exceed
ingly rars instances and for the gravest
causes, or whether It Is held that It ought
aJ VAK9W m
Gintrernsmips with tr?p to them
Gingerbread of the gingery kind,
Spice-cake that taste of spice,
you can depend f,
at vf Tits
Jure the arouiaue
to be given whenever i6 persons cjm nn
longer live together with a tolerable degree
of harmon), there is no room for Olfferrnce
of opinion regarding essential ftau.l.
backed by perjury. "and made available
eolely for those who have plenty of caxh
to spend to gratify their own Inclinations.
The money which the TSwyers, landlords
and amusement purveyors of Reno gain
by pandering to rich easterners Who arc
unwilling to abide by the laws of 'the
states In which they actually live, may
fatten the Incomes of a few hundred In
dividuals. But If It were fifty timea an
great In amount, It would he eear.Ly com
pensation for the dishonor which the pro
cess Involves. Both the Dakotas were
formerly in the same disgraceful position.
Both freed themselves from it after a
hard fight; and their reputation waa Im
proved accordingly In the estimation of
decent people throughout the . country.
Their example rhould be an instructive
one for the people of Nevada. '
"Hllftglns and Ms wife aie Bolny to
have trouble," satd Mrs, Brldgeton,
"Why. he Is absolutely devoted to her!"
"I know he In. But how can a woman
love a man who persistently trumps Ii.m
partner's ace?" Yahington Star.
"I felt so sorry when I heaid your
house was burned down. Mrs. Jones." "said
"It was loo fcnd," said Mrs. Jones, "but
It had Its brlKht side. John and I were
both afraid to ilischarare our conk, but
now that the houre is cone, of course e
don't have to." Harper's Weekly.
'Yen, Mrs. foaylelsl: has found It neces
sary to ito nest and remain there tor
some tlnve "
"No, Renottls." Cleveland I'lain Dealer.
"Father. what 1s meant by bank
.Bankruptcy la when you put your money
In your hip pocket and let your creUiuir
take your coat." New . York I'res.i.
What, marry old Kownders. Don't you
know he ItadN a double life?"
Yes. But It i don't merry him I con
tinue to lead a single life. Which is
worse?" Cleveland Leader.
"We are going to have a fine gat'ilen
this year flowers to beat the band, and
e are going to raise oir wn vegetahlee."
"Have you done. any work on 4i yet?".
'.'(t course." , . . -
"Have you been spading up and dUginii
and the reat of It?"
."Not exactly, but we've sent for all the
catalogues we've seen advertised free."
A PLAIN LITTLE WOMAN.
J. W. Foley In New York Timta.
Just a plain little woman, with plain lit tie
Who "tidies" the parlor with aweepinK
Whose nights are for rexting between two
Whose faith is abiding, neaven-seeklng.
A tlied little woman, who puts lads to
And lassies, and tucks them all In with
Who breathes a sweet prayer over each
And devoutly knows (iod and the worth
of His bltmlng-
A worn little wotran, 'yet wearing a aiulle
That resists the sulcus ot ,U1 time upon
Who Is, oh. such a iAlnauce from fash
Ion and stylo.
But always so iiose '.upon pal 'er.ee anj
Yho.-,e uays ate a struggle of making ends
Whoso brow Is deep lined with tha real
cos1, of living.
Whoso sou) ban uoen tried fifty years anil
Who knows unught of getting, but knows
ell ot glviny.
A good little woman, who somehow hai
The lesson of faith that wltluutnds every
Whoso wifehood and motherhood noa'y
have earned -The
crown tf her glory with tho na f
i A real Hula woman, w ho gives io the
Her children, reared up In tho a"
Whose brow is all laureled, whose heart
is an pearled
With year in ond yecr out of lovli.g an'.
A K'ad I It tin woman for Just a dim tuy
Of Kfth.t in this world wltli Its wuiidor
Who Is never too tired at the close cf
To be watchful with love that la wist
ful and tender;
Who knits und who patches ar.d over her
And needle and yarn In the nighttime Is
When all of her world and lta treasurus
Whose rest ne'er begins and whose task
A plnir Utile woman
with plain little
Whi Ufa l, God
knows, (ura a dull
Who muthe.-u a brotS ail her tlrad ltU:
What mensure of treeajre thai, be nets
Who know a he-.- as I do, and treasuros the
That resists the attacks of time upon
Whose wavs were so far cast from fash
Ion and style, .
But oh, who walked close beside pa
tience and duty?
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