Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 01, 1910, EDITORIAL, Page 2, Image 10
n T1IK i)fATTA sr.NDAY HKK: MAY 1. 10W. -Tub-Omaha Sunday Ufa FOUNIjKD BT EDWARD ROSE WATER. VICTOR ROSE WATER, EDITOR. Entered at Omaha poslotflce atcond elaaa matter. TERMS OF SUllfcCRllf ION. i'Blljr lira including Hur.day), per week.151 1'ally Bee (without bunday), P wK.c i'aily 1 (without 8ui:dny. ona year..4' i'ally lira and Sunday, ana year .W DELIVERED BIT CARRIER. P.vnlri iiee (without bundM), per week. fie Evening Bva (with Sunday), per eik....l'c bunday Bee, one year ie" featurday Kea, ona year Addreaa all complalnta of Irrearularltlee In deliver to City Circulation Jjtpartrnent. Or F1CK3. Omaha Tha Bra Bunding. buulh Omaha Twenty-fourth and N. Council Biurra 15 Bcott Street. Lincoln 61s Little Building. Chicago UAH Marquette Buldin. New i or k-Rooms lVUl-llui No- 3 West Tim i -inn u etrrM, , Waahlngton-T'tf Fourteenth Street, N. W. CORRESPONDENCE. Communicationa relating to news and tdiiorlal matter should e addressed. Oinaba Bee, Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order payable to The Bee Publishing Compan. Only 2-crnt stamps recslved In payinrnl 01 0)1 accounts, i'eraonal checks, except on Omaha or eaatern exchange, not acccptea- STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. Stat of Nebraska. Douglas County. ' , Uaorga B. Tscbuck, treasurer of The Baa l'ubllablng Company, being duly worn, aaya that tha actual number or. full Mid complete coplea of 'J na Daily. Morning. Evening and tiunday Bee printed during, tha month, of March. 1110. was a loiiowai i.l i 48,770 I.... 43318 t. 43,700 4.,.,...... 43.C30 .... 43,860 ., W 41,600 1 43,840 43,780 43,710 18 43,180 11. 43.810 It 44,880 ll.k.. ...... 41,700 1 43,130 3.aa ) IT II .11 it 49.870 43,110 43,030 43,090 41,800 Jl 43,140 j 2 43,830 43.8M U-k 43.830 lf 41,400 J( 43,810 jg 43.770 gt 43.410 43,760 Total l,3?!,JS2 Returned coplea, 10,730 Daily avarace OKU B. TiSCUUCK. Treasurer. Subscribed In my praaanca and worn to before ma tula Slat day of Marco 1118. M. P. WALKER. Notary rubllo. , Sabaorlbera laawlaaj taa city tem porarily akoald Ut Tka Be ,aaaI them. Addraaa will ba caaaftt aa oftaa aa ravaeated. We saved the dandelions, anyway. Tom Taggart still haa Lick Springs left, though. ' f i " tiomer big corporation will be sure to trab Jeffries' press agent. "Was Hughes afraid of defeat?' asks a democratic paper. Piffle. The defeat of "Pluto" Taggart prob ably will not bear the water market, though. , Why talk of the "sane Fourth? Why ; reserve sanity for one day in the year? : Still it is much nicer to call a man aV auburn-haired insurgent than a red headed rebel. ' i A Michigan minister says singing makes the devil mad. Can you blame Mm, sometimes? .. Now if Mr, Carnegie can coax the dove to fly into the temple ot peace It will be all right. ( With the census man and the asses sor both at large thei average citizen has a poor chance to escape. ' Senator Depew says he is going to urope, but he has not tried to make anybody believe T. 11. sent for him. ' The colonel, has not aroused Eu rope's curiosity to the point where anybody has asked t,o see the big stick. , ji - 'i That senatorial endorsement serves to identify Mr. Kern as the last demo cratic vice presidential nominee, any way. I Thaj collapse in the South Pole scheme should not be taken as any reflection on the stability of the pole itself. It was a cowardly trick to sick a vtiole 'herd of ' elephants onto Uncle Joe's town when he was away from homo. Before blaming him, remember that the fellow with an axe to grind always has to have somebody else to turn the stone. Andrew Carnegie can erect his pal aces of peace, but he cannot stop the fighting between South American re publics. Why not add a sporting department to the Congressional Record and put Mr, Suiter in charge? It might cheer him up. , .- r Dick Croker saya he is going to come back to America and take his place with Tammany. Is there still a Tammany? It' will be interesting to hear from the colonel's own lips the pitiful tale of how those Europeans tried to keep up with him. Just as the tendency of prices starts down the railroads file a new list ot higher rates, which helps solve the problem, of course. ..- If the Queen of May will begip her rule by reforming the weather man sho'w411 go down tn history as one of tho good sovereigns. i . . A Hot Sprlnga paper has swatted Dixie k hard one by referring to Gov rrnor Vardaman as "the spokesman (or the. entire south." Christian Endeavor. The laymen's missionary movement, which ha come to be generally recoR nlzeii as the moRt potent, practical agency of religious propaganda In late years, is taking steps to en trench ltsHf against the likeli hood of a reaction In sentiment when the tidal wave of early enthusi asm passes off. It will hold a national congress In Chicago May 3-6 for the purpose of laying definite plans for permanent, work with a systematic or ganization. This will tend to meet a irltlclsm offered from within as well as without the movement and to Btrengthen Its already firm standing In public estimation. In an enterprise as far reaching and influential as this it is natural for men to Inquire as to its origin, who first, suggested the idea? A young man in the city of Washington, a member of the Christian Kndeavor, is the real au thor of the Laymen's Missionary move ment, according to the word of Rev. Francis E. Clark, founder and presi dent of the Christian Endeavor. And Dr. Clark Is not alone in ascribing to the Christian Endeavor the origin of many other of the aggressive forces of Protestant evangelization today. When Dr. Clark founded the Chris tian Endeavor at ' Portland, Me., in 1881 upon very humble lines, he did not foresee its destiny, and yet It has extended its membership to all lands and to the Islands of the sea and is just now engaged in a campaign of ad ding other millions in the next two years. It takes the child and holds it through youth on into manhood and womanhood, gives .it its early training im-church work and thereby supplies the adult forces with their material. Though more aggressive than ever, the Christian Endeavor is not so much in the public eye today as it was some years ago, but stands back of the Lay men's 'Missionary movement and other Elmilar agencies as the author and in spiration. Father Endeavor Clark, as he is called, has given these twenty-nine years of his life to the work, never re ceiving a salary, paying his own ex penses on five tours of the world, go ing ten times to Europe and making countless trips across the American continent, it is this fiber of Christian manhood that has made laymen's movements possible " and that must keep them going if the work begun by the Christian Endeavor is to be carried to ultimate success. A Forward Movement. The passage by the House of Lords of the British Parliament of the Lloyd George budget for 1909 amounts to an admission on the part of the conserva tives that the reform features of the budget , are healthy. When the na ture of the bill was made public a year ago It raised a tremebdous storm of opposition. Debate was high and loud and the bill' was furiously de nounced by the opposition as being most revolutionary in its nature. The government admitted that some of the propositions in the bill were novel, not In theory, but in practice. It was ad mittedly a long step forward In the form of taxation. Especially was this true in those provisions which contem plated the assessment for purposes of taxation of the unearned increment of land and for the levying on the enjoy ment of luxuries. Another distinctly novel feature was the provision which tended to discourage race suicide by allowing unusual exemptions to fath ers of families. After the budget had been read in the House of Commons one facetious London stock broker put out a sign, "Sell South Africans. Buy baby carriages." The lords absolutely balked at the budget and Parliament was dissolved, the matter going to the country. The liberals were returned, not with abso lute power, but with ability to control by forming a working coalition with the laborttes and the Irish nationalists. This Is undoubtedly accepted by the lords as amounting to an endorsement of the Lloyd-George theory of taxa tion, which Is directed to place the bur den of tax on those best able to bear it. The progress of this experiment will be watched closely in the United States, where many novel methods of raising revenue for public expenses are continually being tried. Its most interesting phase is that of taxing the unearned increment of land, which is, at least, a step in the direction of sin gle tax as explained by Henry George and his school of economists. Kill the Pests. Intensified farming and soil conser vation lose much of their value when not coupled with an intelligent combat of the pests that destroy crops. In 1909 the money value of our crops was estimated at $8,000,000,000, and scientific experts estimate that fully 10 per cent of this amount was lost by damage done by insects and another 10 per cent from, fungus diseases, making a total destruction of about $1,600,000,000. A bill is now pending before con gress which seeks to prevent some of this vast waste by prohibiting the man ufacture and traffic in adulterated and mlsbranded insecticides and fungicides. The bill la based on the result of in vestigations which show that fraudu lent remedies have been In common UBe for years in agriculture and horti culture, doing tremendous mischief. It would seem necessary that the government exert every influence In the direction that this measure points, or else see much of its work of -jelen tlfle farming and fertilizing soli neu trallzed. It requires no argument to show that a healthy plant la subject 1 to the ravages of these parasitical pests Just as in an Imperfect plant, and that labor spent In increasing the productivity of the foil or stability of vegetation is positively thrown away so long as the same degree of care and intelligence is not exercised to ward killing the pests. Thousands of dollars have been spent by the Depart ment of Agriculture in working out the control of these pests, but if it is unable to recommend the proper rem edies to the people after working out the process the latter becomes useless and the money haA been thrown away. An investigation made in connec tion with the consideration of this bill showed that some of the lead arsenate In common use by fruit growers con tained nothing but white arsenic, a compound that would either kill or seriously injure trees. Paris green was also condemned for spraying pur poses, as it contains soluble arsenic which will destroy foliage. On the other hand, it was shown that much of the formaldehyde used in the north west to prevent grain rust, iustead of containing a 40 per cent strength, con tained only 10 per cent. In this case the result was simply that the formal dehyde did no good and kept, the farmer from preventing rust to his grain. Song: Birds and Salaries. Oscar Hammerstein has retired from grand opera. The sport of princes and millionaires will know him no more. His reason for going out is that to continue would mean bank ruptcy. The deficit he ascribes to the vagarious manifestations ot artistic temperament by the high-priced song birds he has had caged at the Manhat tan opera house. Mr. Hammerstein went into the business as a "bull," in creasing his offers of payment for service above those fabulous prices al ready prevailing at the Metropolitan, and i now he is reaping what he was then sowing. The singers alone have profited. Nowhere else in the world have such prices been paid for mere songs as were given by the management of the rival opera houses in New York, and nowhere else did high-priced per formers show such capricious and un reliable tempers as were exhibited in New York during the last season. Se cure from want, these gifted individ uals showed no inclination to recog nize an obligation to the public willing to spend its dollars on them. Per formance after performance was called off because some one or other of the great stars of opera declined to appear. One refused to sing because she did not like the way another singer was dressed; another refused to go on be cause she did not like the way another member of the company stood on the stage. One of the male members of the galaxy declined to sing because an other male member of the same com pany was sitting in a box looking at him. This list of trivial and inconse quential excuses could be greatly ex tended were It necessary. It is suffi cient to make most ot us satisfied with our plebeian tastes arid willing to en dorse Mr. Hammersteln's return to vaudeville. It may be in days to come that these autocratic singers will re alize that the goose who laid the golden egg has been slain, and by themselves. In passing it is pleasing to note that Mr. Hammerstein . receives from the Metropolitan company $2,000,000 for his contracts, costumes, scenery and other portable remnants oj the Man hattan Opera company. This salvage will enable him to get out with a profit of about $1,000,000 for his four years' work as an impresario, a fact that will entitle Mr. Hammerstein to a share in any sympathy that the public is likely to bestow on the song birds. Are Britons Falling: Back ? Is Great Britain in a state of de cadence? Some students of the times believe it is. One English writer' who has collected statistics on conditions in bis country takes this view. He believes that this great power whose sun never sets on its dominion is steadily losing ground socially, indus trially and politically, while other na tions are advancing. In bis view In vention is one of the important in dexes to the condition of any country and on this point be says: During the last twenty years, with the exception of the Purnons steam turbine, no Invention of prime Importance haa ema nated from Great Britain. Practically all the Inventions which have so profoundly Influenced the social and Industrial Ufa of late years have come to us from abroad. This question may be studied with more equanimity since it is opened up by a loyal subject of the British crown whose chief concern seems to be that his people shall arouse trom their na tional lethargy and, if possible, regain their position among the world powers, Pursuing the line of scientific in vention, he points out that electricity in its commercial uses has been de veloped almost entirely by foreigners and thtt nearly every innovation in in dustry has been made by the American. He cites other forma of industrial ad vancement Introduced by several Eu ropean nations, but none by England. Applications for patents by Britishers are steadily decreasing, while increas ing by foreigners. What patents Britons are taking out are of a trivial character, he says, as compared with those. of the foreigners. But It is not necessary to consult this authority to know that financially Great Britain is not the power it for merly was. Its national debt is ac cumulating by alarming degrees, with out a corresponding increase of re sources. It no longer la able to hold to its vaunted claim as the great lend ing nation. Indeed, If that country should be plunged Into war tomorrow Its greatest problem would not be that of armament or potency of defense, but the ability to feed its forces on land and sea. Its statistics disclose frightful Increases in pauper popu lation and acute difficulty in provid ing employment for the masses. To j pursue this dismal Inquiry further it , might lie stated that 1." persons died of starvation In England and Wales in the last year and still keep within of ficial facts. Incidentally, the number of marriages and births is Meadily diminishing. The solution does not seem to be apparent even to Britain now. One of the great handicaps in working out the destiny of lis army of unemployed Is Its lack of contiguous farming ter ritory. Treatment of Criminals. Two Chicago Judges, Olsen and Gemmlll, out of the depth of long ex perience on the bench, principally in dealing with offenders against the criminal code, have spoken words that deserve deep and careful consideration. These jurists have determined after many years that man is naturally prone to break the law, and that the surest protection society has against the criminal is the certain administra tion of punishment. Whether men's natural bent be for evil or for good, it Is conclusively plain that an unfortu nately large percentage of the race di rect their efforts into wrong channels. It inay,be worth while for the student of sociology or psyschology to pursue these misdirected individuals with the student's quest for information, but for the purposes of society In general it is desired, first of all, that a check be put on the wrong doing. The re form of the individual is a secondary consideration, for the reason that so ciety owes little to the individual, while the individual owes everything to society. If it be possible to accom plish the reform of the convict crim inal the result justifies the effort. But before this reform is undertaken so ciety has a right to make sure that the crime will not be repeated. For these reasons the judges main tain, and others who have given the matter attention are convinced, that certain punishment is the most potent deterrent known. If the criminal is assured in advance that detection will be followed by the visitation of a pen alty commensurate with the nature of the offense he is likely to halt before entering on his Illegal design. A difficulty In the way of the law has been the mistaken zeal of emotional reformers,' who seek to interpose the sheltering character of mercy before the offender has had an opportunity to "bring forth fruit meet for repent ance." If these well-meaning persons can be brought to appreciate the value of properly applied punishment they will see the desirability of assisting the cause of Justice to the general body in preference to the coddling of the crim inal. If it can be impressed on the offender's mind that the penalty ex acted from him Is not, taken in the spirit of vengeance, but for compensa tion, and he be given an opportunity to contemplate this truth while work ing out his salvation, his ultimate re form will be as certain, and probably more lasting, than if he Is allowed to go "unwhipped of justice" because a .touching plea has been rendered In his behalf, and some philanthropist has promised to stand sponsor for his good behavior. " Get the Burgoo, Colonel. Colonel Watterson, oppressed by the sins of a nation, , like Habakkuk of old, lifts up his voice in despair and exclaims, "Oh, Lord, how long shall 1 cry?" It Is of record that the Lord let the minor prophet cry quite awhile and visited not His fearful vengeance upon the Chaldeans until, in the utter ex tremity of his hope, Habakkuk pro claims, "I will stand upon my watch and set me upon my tower." Then the vision came. Mr. Watterson is alarmed, not only that his nation is going pell-mell to the demnition bow-wows, but that in the crisis of Its peril it is confronted by even a greater menace than that from which he would save it. It Is "the man on horseback" again, "the most startling figure that has loomed up on the horizon of history since Napoleon Bonaparte," Theo dore Roosevelt, seeking "autocratic power, self-perpetuating power, a benevolent despot," who would seize the reins of this government and drive on in, his mad race to imperialism, treading under foot the rights of his helpless fellow beings! Worse than Napoleon from Elba, he is Caesar, flushed with the glow of conquest, fresh from his invasion of the Gauls! He comes, this mighty conqueror, from lion-hunting in Africa, king-taming in Europe, to culminate his tri umphal march through the nations of the world in a demonstration surpass ing that for Dewey, down the bay and along the river front and through the streets of a thousand cities of the land! And for what? Why, to pave the way to his perpetual power as president. Gentlemen, in the language of Ed mund Burke, "Long enough have we been cajoled, derided and' deceived it rs time for us to act!" Listen further to Colonel Watter son's proof: Doe audi a tour do force coma by chance, or la It planned and prearranged far ahead by keen forealRht and skillful atafc-ficraft? Why Africa In the first place? Then, If Cairo needs must be, why llon.e? Why VUnna and Hudapeal? Why Berlin? Why Paris? Why London? Nothing could be more convincing. It would be tolly to suggest that this man Roosevelt, after seven strenuous years In office, had sought the quiet, sedate jungles of Africa, filled with ferocious beasts, as a place to rest his tired body and mind. It would- be equally foolish to attempt an aner to any of the other categorical qvies tlons, except to remark that here was a full blooded American citizen in the hey-day of his happy manhood, with a lot of time on his hniuls and a good chance to have a bully time and 'he took the chance. That is all there Is to it, colonel. Cheer up and remember that "burgoo with a thimbleful of the best ever to wash it down," and ou need not stop at the thimbleful. If, 83 that Harvard professor says, mosquitoes caused the collapse of an cient Rome and Greece, we should lose no time in declaring war on these pests, which might, at any moment, plunge this nation into the same abyss of destruction. What would we do without some of our vigilant and alert college professors to cry out these pit falls for us? The democrats who are thundering about the difference in republican opinion as to details of the present tariff law, probably forget the Wilson Gorman tariff that split their party in 1894, the bill which, when It came back to President Cleveland for his signature, drew from him the con demnation of "party perfidy," and a veto. "Gumshoe Bill" Stone, "the gentle man from Missouri" on the democratic side of the senate, made a speech the other day against the resolution favor ing an investigation into the cost of living. Light in any form hurts his eyes. Woodrow Wilson says the country must look to the west for its new leaders and the New York World- as serts that no man's opinions are more uniformly sound than those of Prince ton's president. If Brothers Gaynor and Hearst keep up this cross-fire of telling tales out of school, the country may get a pretty good line on at least two of the coming candidates for presidential honors. The St. Louis judge who decided that "title to a seat in a street car rests in the man who gets it first," must have been trying to vindicate the end-seat hog. A New York paper Is beginning al ready to commiserate the west on its crop failure. Oh, do not worry, ike will have enough left to feed you folks on as usual. There are a few plums left In the ftov eriior'a banket, but most of them are' not worth having. Baltimore American. Those are usually the kind that get left. Some of those tears shed over Gov ernor Hughes' going on the supreme bench and forsaking the reform forces in New York look a little crocbdilish. 'Back to the farm,", shouts Mr. Hill and Mr. Watterson commands, "Back to the constitution." Keeps a fellow constantly on the trot. . Moral R t hnrtn t Ion n Franro. New York World. Fiance can now .appieciHte the kind of moral exhortation that the t'nlted States has been e xperleneluK for the last, fifteen years. If It dot not feel uplifted It . re mains a country without Ideals. l.t It (io at That. Denver Republican. After all. perhaps It Is better for foreign noblemen to b' permitted to unload spuri ous old masters on the millionaires than the spurlora new masters with which sev eial of their daughters have been encum bered. Mnaina; from Mutton to Pork. Louisville Courier-Journal. If Mary had a little 'lamb that followed her peregrination, shu could drop In at the butcher's shop and become as rich aa all creation. Btit If Willie's sedentary pig, that eats to satiation, WfTe transferred Into currency, what a Roekefellerization! Aa the t'nrda I.le. Philadelphia Bulletin. At the cards lie In congress Just now. It would appear that the members are torn by the conflicting desires of putting through Taft's program and of getting away to patch tip their political fences at home. When such an occasion arises It is generally noticeable that the fences get tha most attention. Pledsea and .Performance. Indianapolis 'News. Men violate pledges as much by failing to carry them out as by legislating posi tively against them. And the question before the -republican party Is ona of car rying out the pledges made by the party to the people. No political organization is free to disregard Its pledges. We are Inclined to believe, therefore, that Mr. Taft will be able to get some good things done, and that congress will, see the folly of turning its back on the' refonu' pro gram. Even tha senate Is likely to feci the force of public opinion, and to yield to soma extent to It. . Our Birthday Book May 1, 1810. James McCrea, prcaldont of tha Penn sylvania railroad, was born May 1, lk In Philadelphia. He entered the railroad ser vice as rod man In 1S66, and has stayed with it until reaching- hi present high po sition at the head of Jthe Pennsylvania system three years ago. : . . James Ford Rhodes, the ' historian, Is 62. He waa br.rn in Cleveland, O., and his chief work Is a history ot the t'nlted States sine ISM), filling eight larga vol umes. , . . ' ' Simon N. Patten, professor of political economy la the University of Pennayl vanla, was born May 1, 1S5! at Bandwloh. III. Dr. Patten waa raised on a farm, and after atudying in Germany became one of tha prtuclpal American authorities In economic theory. John A. T. Hull, congressman from the Dea Molnoea. la., district, was born May 1, mi, In Sablna, O. lie servd with dis tinction In tha union army, , and has been a prominent figure, In laws politics. ' for many years. .... SECULAR 5H0TS AT THE PULPIT. Huston Herald: The Spokane minister who has ahanriimed the pulpit h"cmiso he li "living In n realm of fanciful theories and l;npt'Hctli'nl Ideas." end declared litmwclf .t candidate for congress, tuny even f.nd hit fonnci mode of. life possible i:i the lions Some others do and never gel ovet it. Hnltlinore American; In a Duxlest Utile Preshytrrlnn church neav Lincoln. Neli the .Honorable William Jennings Tlryan whs ordained as elder last Sunday. This is In the line of lay oiders in that denomination, but It come next to the order of tho min ister, who in effect is a preaching elder. Why should not the silver-tongued one go a step farther? Why hot take full crdets and go forth with the everlasting evangel upon his lips? Mr. Bryan Is known to hove a leaning for the pulpit and he lias ad mirable addressee of a religious nature that he has delivered tti country over. It would he something unique and Interesting in Amerfcnn politics for one who tins repeat edly run for the presidency to enter the pulpit. Springfield Republican: In the annual re port of the corporation 'of Trinity church. New 'York, showing that the value of Its property has Increased by nearly ' $f00. 000 during the .war. the rector, Dr. Manning, observes thut "Trinity parish is essentially u missionary organization." It might be added-that it tiast also of late come in for not a little missionary w.irk by outsiders. It Is not n very Impressive showing that tho yearbook mukes-afseta IM.Mu.lKio. total number uf communicants S,5;'T. increase (luring the year TiK). ..The f"tir mission churches supported have 3,Wi communi cants, but the music 1s " very ' elaborate. When the results an? compared with those oi sonic genuine people's churches In the same, district doubts are Inspired as to the advantages of enormous church en dowments. A rich church, like rich man, can best forward religion by oea.-lng to be rich. .vi - FAME'S WATERL00L00. Chicago News: In Waterloo, Neb., it Is a finable offense for a barber to put his finger in a customer's mouth. Hut the fine Is only $5, so it may have tj he Joined with Justifiable mayhem. Baltimore American: A town in Nebraska with the appropriate name' of Waterloo has passed an ordinance piVihlbltlng barbers from eating onions in business hour. If they lo so, they wilt no longer be in sood odor before the law. ' New York Tribune: A rather strict ordi nance relative to barbeis has been adopted In Waterloo, la. Aw It neglects to punish with death the practice of deluging a customer with 'bay rum without his con sent, it Is a dismal failure. Pittsburg Dispatch: A Nebraska town has passed an ordinance making It unlaw ful Mr barbers to eat onions during work ing hours. In order to be fair the council should pass an ordinance making It un lawful for barbers' 'patrons to eat onions duilng sharing hours. Chicngo Tribune: In': Waterloo, Neb., it has been made ah offense punishable, by a fine of $5 for a barber to eat onions be tween 7 a. m. and 9 p. m. Waterloo barbeis who consider such a city ordinance opp-r-s-sive are at liberty1 to move over' into Klk horn or Florence, where -they can eat any thing they choose. To aome extent this is still a free country. Des'Mblnes Register and Leader: Manifestly,-the talkative barber was the Indi vidual whom the counellmen of Waterloo sought to reach; but they overreached. The- impossibility of' defining "gossip" mtgtit not be an -insuperable obstacle for a Judge 6f-nimble hilnoVi but ti cut a barber off ' from the inalianable - right of free speech, any novice will- ear, is an 'attack on the constltutiqn . which not. alone in validates the measure, but smacks of -both anarchy and monarchy. , , .. ,, . ' PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE! If Mr. Halley'a show will come closer to the legal closing hour of b p. in., a much larger audience will brlhg joy to the b&x office. Fritz Augustus llelnze Is on trial in New York. And Butte 2.000 miles away. Fickle fate oft plays shabby tricks on copper sports. . The draught has. been, broken in Arkan sas by a decision of the supreme court that It is lawful to sell native wine in packages of flvo gallons or less. An ; English man is going to start a gi gantic pill factory . In New York.- And Dick Croker Is coming home. Isn't one pill enough, , for a defenseless community? -Colonel- George'' Harvey of Harper's Weekly delicately insinuates that colonels don't amount to much anyhow, particularly the esteemed ITolonel Roosevelt and Colonel Bryan? - RIVal astronomers are diligently docking the 16,000,000-nille tall of I alley's comet and handing the anxious reader tales of their own vintage. Ample rriom on both to tie the can. Right on the Keels of the report of an earthquake at Atlantic City comes a .blue penciled contradiction, coupled with ex pert assi rahce that the tremor was caused by a landlord Jumping on a delinquent boa rder. (ieorge Harrie of Philadelphia is the lat est hero within reach of a Carnegie medal. His business house bears the street number 1313 and his automobile carries the same woefui figures. But ha dotes on the hoodoo thirteen, and waxed fat In person and in purse despite his bold defl of superstition. The author of the railroad crossing sign, "Stop! Look! Listen!" who charged 2,o00 for the mental Job, Is as one tied to a post in a race with the Chicago man who won a Judgment fee of 3i,000 for one word. "Is It legal fo: me to marry him on his led?" the swei'ecj the lawyer, who after the funeral, gent In a bill for , 1300,000. A Jury said $3.',000 was enough and soma over. f WE til U.ST SELL THEM USED TO MAKE ROOM LOW PRICES WILL CLOSE THEM OUT Bush & Lane Pianos, Cable-Nelson Pianos, Kn'abe Pianos, Vose & Sons ' and twenty other good, upright, nearly new Pianos. Prices $45, $90, $110, $125, $155 and Up. - Terms: $10 takes one home $1.00 per week pays for it. Don't forget the new Hand Made H0SPE PIANO; $223 for the $325 pinho any wood; your own terms, stool and scarf free. ' , .. . , ..A'HdSPE' CO, , 1513-15 Douglas Street SERMONS BOILED -DOWN.' No man can ho faithful to divine , fls who dodges daily duties. A man fonn gets tired of his re'igl n w he u he does tin; woik at It Some hop? to cure the tlser pf-Mllng lv f.lling his teeth with gold. It's a good deal easier to seem fit to d, than to be fit to live with. The less a man thinks about lite eiii-cnly the inoie lie is likely to have. The endeavor always counts mulC lor one's happiness than the success. It's no use looking In lonely places for men who are really walking with Hod. The most haimlcs hiiium ment Is poison ous when It Is the only food your h art gets. To he guided by the Senses alone Is as though one should let the compass steer t tie ship. The muii who lives by the golden rule never hus to talk to his rriends aboiit his piety. line of the woim thing- about exposing tho wolves Is il, at the sheep will turn and try to rend , ou. DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES, "Why don't yon ak tloit young mas -lp It, tan tfoNIA pvpnillu il. 1. 1 ' . k ' "1 don't believe it wouid do anv 1.1, 5. mother. He's a continued luicmloi. Detroit Fife Press. Stella Are they wealthy? Holla '1 hey Kave buby an auto tire to nit Its teeth. Harper's 1'azar. He What kind of stone would o,i l,Iv in i he ring, darling ? She Oh, Jack, Hear. I've lieaid so mm h about base hall dlamonos. Do you suppose tiiev air vciy expensive? Uosioll liau soript. "What olij.-cthm wou.d you have, to un wiies voting ; . ".None whatever," replied Mr. tlroui 11 "If uhn ii-oiil.lM't La..i, tin. uu-ul-A n.i.i . . ..u,v... . n v ' H ...... ...... . -1 ll'Vlntr tn evnlain to i-r vvlmt mI ! Inline about." aaJilngton Istar.- Wigwag It Is a pet theoiy of mine that two can live us cheaply as one. Youngpop -Huh! It's piain lo he men you weie never the father of twins. I'hllu delphla Record. Vicar (severely! 1 was surprised and sorry. Mrs. Smith, to observe that your husband walked out of church In the mid dle of my sermon last Sunday. Mis. Smith O, you really must e.wue ' 1 1 ii . sir; 'es a somnambulist, and walks m is sleep. ou see. M. A. 1 Squire Duriiltt (ol Lmiely vllle) Our town a b'ot the four biggrht liars In the state. t'nele Welby tlosh lof Drearyhiu at ) I guess that's right. You're three of 'em. Who's the fourth? Chicago Tribune. I "And you say you love me? ' "Devotedly!" "With the cost of living as high as it 1st" "Indeed I do. Hiid when the cost of living Is less 1 will prove my love by making you my wife." Houston Host. 'Tardon me, madam, but the way that man across tho aisle Is staring at you must he very offensive! Do you wish me lo In terfere?" "Oh. no. thank you. That's my husband." "Your husband!" "Yes. He's very nearsighted and thinks I'm somebody else." Cleveland 1'laln Dealer. CLOVER CHAINS. ,1. M. Lewis ill Houston Post. I know by sudden gusts of rain Thai laggard spring Is here: I know, too, by the clover chain Which from my neck hangs clear Below my knees, and 'round each wiist Are wound the clover strands. And but .lust now 1 caught and kissed Two clover-luden hands. That I am old and smut and gray Doth matter not at all. The babies seem to love to play About me In the lialli They deck me. with red blooms ami white With loving care and pains. And because It Is Spring, tonight '..f.; ' I'm wearing clover. chains. .. t , A little later on tYiayhap. ' When other blooms unclnsK - -A babs will clantber on mydap., . To. pin a red, red roaa .. . . . 'On (a my coat lapel with glad, Wee, dimpled baby hands: '''' ' ' But Just tonight she'S decked her Had " With twisted clover strands. , And now they both of them' draw near And stand beside my chair . - , Blue eyes and hazel eyes shins clcai r-. Two head of tousled hair Against my coat sleeves snuggle warm Then, from the eager two.' Comes the expected coaxing storm. - . . "Dad. let's play peek-a-boo!" And I. who lost all dignity ' When the first baby came. Ain wlih them with as much of Rlee As they feel In the game: And while the raindrops sllthed down The darkened window panea To show us spring has come to town We romp In clover chains. PURE MINERAL SPRING WATER Our firm has for 20 years been head quarters for all kinds of Mineral Waters. We are carload buyers- and distributers of aeveral kinds and handle over 100 klnda altogether. We enumerate a few: Crystal Lithla (ExceUlor Springs) 6 gal lon Jug. at , 9S. OO Salt Sulphur, (Kxcelsior Springs) 6 gal lon Jug, at la. 25 Diamond Llthia Water, V, gallon bottle. now at , 40o dozen . .' '. ;.f4.00 Sulplio Saline Water, qt. bottle .."77.-360 1 dozen, at $8f6 Regent Water. Iron, qt. bottle ...... ) dozen, at ". ...fVaa Carlsbad Sprudcl Wasser, bottle .'. . SOo 1 dozen, at fS.OO French Vichy Water, qt. buttle 40a 1 dosen, at .: $4.80 Appolllnarls Water, qts., pts. and Splits, at lowest prices. Allouex Magntaia Water, qt. bottle . 5a 1 dozen, at $8.50 Buffalo Llthia Water, Vi gal. bottle . toa 1 dozen case $5.78 Colfax Water. V4 gal. bottle v9B 1 dozen cae j', ' Return allowance for bottles and Jugs. Iellverv free In Omaha, C6unc1l Bluffs and South Omaha. Sherman & McConnell Drug Co. Corner 16th aud Dodge tits. Cwl Drug; Co. Corner 16th and Harney Its. PIANOS t -t Kranich & Bach Pianos, H. P. Nelson Pianos, Pianos, Imperial Pianos'