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    TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: AUGUST 14, 1910.
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Tier Omaiia Sunday Bee
FOUNDED Bt EDWARD ROHBWATER.
VICTOR ROellCWATluR. EDITOR.
Fntered at Omaha postofflce as second
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. .
Stat of Nebraska, Douglas County, Be:'
Oeorge B. Tsschuok. treasurer of The Bee
Publishing Company, being duly. -sworn,
ay that the aotual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally, Morning.
Evening and Hunday Bee printed during
the month of July, 1810, waa a follows:
I..,..' 44,879 II.....,.
I. ........ .45,490 ' II
4150 1
4 M,t00 10.
I. ..48,780 11
.... 41,190 12
7 .'...'.41,830 ' !..:.....'
..,,4 41,840 H
... 41,840 16
10. ....-.. .40,400 I8...1.V.'.
11.. ..41,880 27........
11. .........41,010 28
II... .....i. 41,830 19
.40,380
. .48,870
. .48,880
. .41O0
..48,180
. .48,870
. .48,040
. .40,800
..48.310
. .48,890
. .48,300
..48,410
..48,330
H... 41,740
SO 48,480
11 ..4... .... 41,880 tl
.40,300
It 48,850 '
Total 1,303,810
aetaraed copies. .13,887
e total 1,310,043
Sally a re rags 48,858
OEOROE B. TZ9CHUCK,
.- v Treasurer.
Bubecrlbed In my presence and sworn to
before me this 1st 'day of August. 1M0.
M. B. WALKER.
Notary Public
Subscribers ItIbs; the city tem
porarily "ebronld have ' The Be
mallee to (hemJ Address Will be
ebansjad mm. often as reeaeated. .
Pshaw; we let dog days get by with
out knowing. It : '
. . ...
In mending bad -manners do not use
too coarse- thread. - t . ., .. . .
Several Jack-potters in Illinois seem
to be still standing pat.'- "-.
Aseassin Gallagher's repentance
should hare preceded his bullet t
The entire countr rejoices at the
hopeful condition of Mayor Gaynor,
Every time Senator - Aldrlcb taka
up Senator Brlstow yells "Rubber" at
the crowd. .... .
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It Is against the political, not the
religious, Influence of the church that
Bpalnyrebels. ,
The task of getting a Jury to try
Lee 0Nellf Browne muet be due to the
record of the first one.
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It Is astonishing how gentle these
political bees are. They seldom sting
fatally until after 'election.
No 'Wonder the suSragetttes are
down on cigarettes. Too good a
chance at rhyming to miss.
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In spite of over-ealous reformers,
the 'cause of good government con
tinues to -make steady headway,
t ' ,
Another advantage Mr. Rockefeller
finds In bathing In whisky la that he
does not get the suds In his eyes.
Folks who complain that their city
lacks civic pride should not drop waste
paper on" the public thoroughfares. ,
buu, . ait . isose deeding champions
of the people continue to take their
share of the Chautauqua gate receipts.
Why 'all this hubbub against the
smokestacks? Do men' r want to
tnonopollse the smoke nuisance them
selves? t . ... . . . : ,!, , '.,'.,
i l . .
Those thirty-five Columbus police
men who' refuted to board street cars
during a strike would be better off th'e
force than on it , ' - 1
Aa governor of Nebraska, A. E.
Cady would be a credit, not only to
the republican party, but to the people
of the whole state.' '
I V - T. i
No question Is ever settled until set
tled light That Is why we cannot say
which has the best watermelons,
Georgia or Missouri.
Just imagine Mayor "Jim" in. the
governor's chair representing the offi
cial dignity of a great state like Ne
braska. It is to laugh.
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The else of those "attorney's fees
mentioned in the McMurray case is
enough to make the average lawyer
turn green with envy.
The best way for Omaha to rebuke
Oovernor Shallenberger Is to nominate
Cady for governor and then elect him
over the democratic double-dealer.
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It is needless for men to discuss
"Occupations for Women" so long as
women are finding lucrative employ
ment in about every field man Is In
The blackmailer draws no line be
tween political parties. He would as
soon, shake down a republican as a
democrat; as soon bleed an anti-saloon
leaguer as a brewe
.The Beauty of Old Age.
As a rule people mellow with age.
As experience ripens Into knowledge
animosities should fade Into charity
and love-and wisdom deepen. It Is
often Impossible to ward off infirmity,
but neither age nor Infirmity nerd
mean' decrepitude and age need not
mean unhapplness. Nor should age
narrow a person. It should distinctly
broaden and deepen a man or a
woman. What Is more delightful
than the grandmother In the home
who can cheer and help by her sea
soned experience and-her glowing af
fection? She has been all along the
highway of life and knows Ha pitfalls
and temptations. Her last years
should be her best for the opportunity
they offer of helping other to walk
where she walked better than she did.
Such a person can never become a bur
den in the home of a child or a grand
child any -more than can one or the
other of these repay her for her wis
dom and love. Where old age is
crowned with such virtue It is a bene
diction to be sought, and never a duty
to be endured.
Reminiscence Is a concomitant - of
age, but It Is no warrant for that nar
row fallacy that the "good old times"
were the best, and the old person who
can get way from this delusion can
be happier with less effort than the
6ne who- lives entirely in the yester
days of life. How delightful It is to
see an old person who keeps up with
the times, reads the papers and new
books and converses on the questions
of theday, and how much more re
spect age like this commands than
that that lies down to die Just because
the evening of life has come. What
is there in death that such a life can
covet? The task which old age gen
erally Imposes on youth is materially
lessened -by a sensible recognition of
what advanced years have to offer in
the way of personal charm and influ
ence. It becomes a joy rather than
a task to care for the old person who
has continued to grow with the pass
ing of years. .
Penalty for Assassination.
Congress has made punishable ' by
death an assault upon the life of the
president, whether it be successful or
not and It has been suggested that the
law be made to apply to similar at
tacks upon mayors and governors. The
theory underlying this statute is that
assassination is a treasonable offense
because it strikes, not only at ' the
life of an individual, but at the In
stitution of government, 'and the
soundness of the theory cannot be
gainsaid. But even so. It may be diffi
cult to extend such a law to general
application. The question at once
arises, where does' murder strike at
government, In the assassination of a
mayor, or a governor, or a presi
dent? How about the chief Justice of
the supreme court, or one of the asso
ciate Justices? . Is any branch of our
government more sacred than the
other? And If it -would be wise to in.
elude the Judiciary in the scope of the
law,""' thea why not. members1 of ' con
gress? For, the lawmaking body is of
equal importance with the law admin
istering "and law - Interpreting bodies.
Of course, it would be hard to de
termine how far down the official
scale such a law should be carried, but
the point Is that assassination differs
from other crimes in its, atrocity and
the penalty should be. made to fit the
crime, to meet the ends of Justice. Nor
does the act of congress In Imposing
the death penalty, whether attempted
assassination is fatal . or not, seem
more than right or -logical. Mayor
Gaynor, if he lives, lives in spite of the
assassin's attempt and purpose. It mat
ters little to the ' state,' so the theory
of this congressional act argues,
whether the bullet. killed or not It
was aimed to kill.. There was no other
intention in the mind of the assassin.
One point on which, all Americans
must agree, is that the penalty for this
form of crime should be made as severe
as the law allows . in each case, for
the attempt upon an official life Is
usually more than an .assault upon an
Individual and the only way to com
pel respect for government is to let
the man who strikes at its embodi
ment have the limit of the law.
Mexico's Centennial.
Mexico will' celebrate the 100th an
niversary of Its independence on Sep
tember 15, and it proposes to make the
day an epoch in its career. It will nat
urally be that, for it will mark the
close and beginning alike of the most
eventful periods of Mexican history.
The country has come a long way to
ward the goal of actual Independence
and democracy since Costilla wrested
the land from Spain, but it has a long
way yet to go before it reaches Vhat
goal. Eventful as have been these
100 years, the next twenty-five will
undoubtedly prove more prolific of
statesmanship If the republic keeps up
its proper measure of progress.
Democracy never has unfolded as
readily under the rays of the tropics
as in the temperate sons and yet the
fact that the seed will grow In this
southern sphere is proof enough that
a mature plant may be developed.
People may ask what Mexicans can
claim as really distinguishing them as
a republic and the answer Is fraught
with some modifications,' Tor it is more
republic In name then In fact Yet even
though one-third of its constitutional
lite has been spent under the reign of
one man, It has taken the first step
toward popular government and if the
successors to Porflrlo Diss prove as
wise and strong In the principles of
democracy as he Is In the conception
of monarchy that passes for democ
racy, the republic will some day be
jome a fact In belpg as well as In
name. .
But while Dlas has ruled for these
thirty-three, years more like a mon
arch than a president, he has done
much for Mexico, while embo-Jylng In
himself the national spirit and the na
tional life. He has built up commerce
and Industry and exploited the natural
resources of the land to a vast extent
and he has kept his country at peace
most of the time with other countries.
A hand as strong as nts was needed,
and the fact that no man or set of men
strong enough to unseat him have
arisen gives some ground for the as
sumption that after ti, while Dlas
has been and is Mexico, It has been
more to Mexico's edvantage than dis
advantage. And In his extreme old
age his control of government wanes
no more than his Individual powers.
for he Is strong euough to name his
own successor, which be has flone In
the selection of Vice President Corral,
and we may assume that Corral Is a
man of strength or he would not have
been the choice of so powerful a
leader.
The United States shows its friend
ship by sending a delegation to this
centenary. Mexico has ever been
benefited by the example and assist
ance of the great republic to the north
and indeed it is difficult to determine
Just how much of its modern progress
the Latin neighbor really owes . to the
Ainglo-Saxon Influence.
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The Rewards of Politics.
Talk as much ar we may about pop
ular rule and the duty each citizen
owes to interest himself In politics for
the public good, the fact remains that
the exertion of political activity is as
a rule inspired by the desire to earn
the right to political recognition. The
choice which the people have Is not be
tween rewarding or refusing to reward
politicians, but between rewarding
politicians of the desirable kind as
contrasted with tho rewarding of un
desirables. It should be the aim of
the rank and file of all political creeds
to stimulate clean, courageous and
competent men to party leadership and
to show appreciation of faithful and
loyal party service when the oppor
tunity offers to do so.
These thoughts are , suggested by
conditions now presented in the First
Nebraska district where William Hay-
ward is asking for the republican nom
ination for congress. Mr. Harward la
young) vigorous, Intelligent, sane and
honest in fact, possesses nearly every
qualification which most people would
like to bare in their public servants.
He is the kind of man every one wants
to see active, in politics. More than
that, he has, been active up to the pres
ent time for others,, but not for himself;-
He served for many years as
member of, the republican state com
mittee ana twice as Its chairman, con
ducting .successful campaigns, he car
ried two state tickets to victory. As
secretary of the republican national
committee he put in months of time,
night and day in the presidential cam
paign and received the personal thanks
bt the president for his contribution
to the gratifying outcome. In recogni
tion of his party service Mr. Hay
ward ought to have had an unopposed
nomination for congress in his district
for the asking, and even now he ought
to have a practically unanimous vote
of all republicans who believe that
party service is worth while, and when
well performed is worth rewarding.
If such recognition is to be denied.
what, let us Inquire, 1b to Induce un
selfish men to devote their time and
energy to the advancement of party
principles and the election of party
candidates. For the Impending elec
tion contest some one will have to take
charge for tho republicans as cam
paign manager, and the right kind of
a man for such a Job la not the man
who wants mere money compensation.
Is 'the party to give notice In advance
that service is not only not to be re
warded, but is actually to count
against the man who renders It in caaa
he later has honorable aspirations to
office? If It comes to this, that the po
litical rewards are to go to the men
who form tho homo guard and send
substitutes to the front, there will not
bo many soldiers volunteering to risk
political life and death on the firing
line.
The Private Loan Graft
The inquiry Into 8enator Oore's
charges of attempted bribery has
served to emphasise a form of graft
which is too common, If not generally
understood on the outside. That is
the graft by way of the private loan.
In this case it develops that a member
of congress sought to borrow money
from one of the men interested in tho
Indian land contracts. The private
citizen had a scheme to enrich him if
he could get it through congress and
tho congressman had official prestige
and voting power. It would never do
for him to accept money outright, be
cause that would be plain, simple
bribery, but he could make a loan that
would never come due.
And this form of graft is plain, sim
ple bribery and, while It would be very
unjust and untrue to say that it Is
generally practiced, it is neither un
true nor unjust to say that It is an old
trick that has been turned too many
tidies and it is not confined to con
gress. Public utility corporations,
seeking special privileges from cities,
states and even courts, have had ex
perience with the money-borrowing
grafters. It is a subtle form of
thievery that differs from bribery in
name only. Its pernicious influences
are Just as great as if it went by its
proper name. The ramifications and
variations of this evil are numerous.
It Is possible, for Instance, for trans
fers of stocks and securities to be
made under the cover of an Invest
ruent, when, as a matter of fact, it is
nothing but a bribe. Of course, the
difficulty of punishing or stopping this
misuse of official power Is manifestly
very great. The sure preventive Is to
put none but honest men in official
position.
Hit or Miss.
For the guidance of republicans
who are not acquainted with the per
sonalltles and relative strength of the
different candidates for nomination In
the coming primary, The Bee Is print
ing a list, which, when taken alto
gether, will In its Judgment make the
strongest ticket to go before the people
In the election. In the process of ellm
Inatlon a feww good candidates have
had to falf by the wayside because two
aspirants cannot capture the same
nomination on the same ticket any
more than can two bodies occupy the
same space at the same time.
The Bee will doubtless be accused
of dictation and slate-making by those
who have solicited its support and feel
sore at not getting it, but it is a duty
owed to the party and to the people
to point the way for those who may
be groping about in the confusion of
me multiplicity or filings on a ro
tated ballot of staggering size. To let
the voters who determine the make-up
of the republican ticket go at it hit
or miss and take chances on the result
would simply mean that after a ticket
Is nominated, weighted down with un
desirables and dead ones, the party
paper would be expected to carry the
load.
The list of republicans which The
Bee recommends for nomination has
been carefully selected with due re
gard to full representation of all the
various nationalities and elements of
the community which must furnish
the votes to make it successful at the
polls, and no republican will make a
mistake' by putting a cross mark after
every one of the names.
Church Calls for Men.
The Protestant church is calling
loudly for "men" to go into the min
istry. Seminaries are unable to sup
ply the demand. New fields are open
ing up and enough preachers are not
available. The official statement of
one of the most aggressive denomina
tions shows a total of 10,011 churches
with only a total of 9,073 pastors,
which means 938 churches have no
pastors, or that many must share the
services of tho same men.
A writer In one of the leading re
ligious journals of the country asks,
"Who is responsible forjthis deficit in
available men for the pulpits?" Over
In the want ad department of this
same journal appears this item:
"Three good men wanted for three
promising fields that will pay about
$900 each." " - , -;;' r. ; J-M
' If this is not the whole answer, it is
at least a large part pf it The church
(a asking young men,' college gradu
ates, to spend three years in seminary
preparing themselves for the Chris
tian ministry and then for "good men"
it will pay $900 a year. Of course,
the work of "saying souls" should not
be placed altogether on a money
basis, but it nevertheless costs money
to support even a preacher's family,
and one of the chief reasons today
why many ministers find their influ
ence, or channels of usefulness out
side their pulpits so restricted is their
lack of means to enable them to come
into legitimate association or compe
tition with men of similar caliber or
station in other walks of life.
The church may plead as it will
with pious eloquence for young men
to do its work, but young men who
are capable to do its work and to do
other important work are not going
to answer the call very readily so long
as they perceive prosperous churches
holding out niggardly salaries for
service. If churches would loosen up
on their pursestrlngs they might be
able to find an answer to that question
which seems to puzzle so many, "Why
do not more men attend church?"
Mediocre material In the pulpit is
never going to make much headway
competing with superior material in
other avenues of Intellectual enter
prise. It is the habit of business concerns
to fit the salary to the man, and when
business demands a very high grade
man it raises its offer to his level. Bus
iness methods applied to church work
generally yield handsome returns.
Problem in Physical Culture.
When John G. Carlisle died at the
age of 75 it was recalled that he never
took more physical exercise than duty
required; never even walked when he
could avoid it Chief Justice Fuller
died but a little while before at the
age of 77, and, like Carlisle, had pur
sued a sedentary life with no attempt
at physical exercise and Just before
him went Mark Twain at the age of
75, and It was notable that Twain did
most of his reading, In late years at
least, lying on his back. , William M.
Evarts, who said he never indulged in
physical culture, lived to be 83.
It would seem from these examples
of longevity that exercise of the mus
cles and Joints is not essential to
health and .old age, that there Is some
thing to the simple life after all. Yet
both President Taft and former Presi
dent Roosevelt require so much physi
cal exertion every day and the letter's
must be of a very strenuous character.
Mild exercise to blm is little better
than none at all.
Is it a matter of temperament, then,
or of habit? Does one nervous system
demand so much real physical exertion
each day and -another none, or are peo
ple shaped in these things by their
habits In youth? There seems to be
argument both ways. Colonel Roose
velt bpRan his hard training when a
boy and seems to bo compelled to keep
It up In order to feel right. On the
other hand, a Carlisle or au Evarts or
a Fuller probably could not have en
dured such light dally exercise as
would have been nothing at all to Mr.
Roosevelt. Yet there Is the example
of John D. Rockefeller to confuse us.
Many ball players die comparatively
early of lung trouble, and It Is on rec
ord that five out of eight of a crew of
Yale oarsmen had died within a decade
of graduation of heart or lung trouble.
They all entered sedentary occupations
and quit their physical exercise. Per
haps had they never begun It they
would have lived on.
There are plenty of examples of very
old age In men who practiced some
form of bodily development. Mr. Glad
stone, for Instance, was a great walker,
measuring the distance of his Jaunts
by the size of his mental task of the
day, and he lived to be nearly 90. The
more one studies the question, the
more he must conclude that here Is an
Inviting field of thought for our pro
fessional physical culturlats. It Is one
of enough trite interest, too, to war
rant all the attention they will give it.
The direct primary has its ad
vantages and its disadvantages. One
disreputable, filed for nomination for
the best paying state office in the
list, could not be elected dog
catcher by the votes of those who
know him, but he will doubtless get
several thousand votes from those who
do not know him.
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mere may be many answers to the
minister's query, "Why do not more
men attend church?" but one preacher
who sent out queries on the subject,
after reviewing his answers, decided
that the concrete reason was "Because
they don't want to."
Please , note that Congressman-Edi
tor Hitchcock's paper has not yet
dared to say whether it favors Dahl
man or Shallenberger to head the
democratic ticket. Gag rule Isn't In It
with the quest for votes for the editor
office-seeker.
"Rlrda nf a fuifhor flnxlr mrnt,n.
County Commissioner Bruning chose
his own company when he sold out his
party for a Job for a professional
hangman and notorious grafter and
made him his bosom companion.
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"Wanted Three good ministers at
about $900 a year." This is tho sub
stance of a want ad that appears In a
church paper. Then seminaries com
plain that their student bodies are
diminishing from year to year.
Remember that the open primary
does not permit tho voter to vote for
candidates on more than one party
ticket- If you are a republican stick
to the' republican column and make
sure your vote counts".
Shaft for Pilgrim Mothers.
Baltimore American.
Now that the pilgrim fathers have had
monument erected to them It Is In
order for the suffragists to start a sim
ilar tribute to those sturdy helpers and
co-ploheers of New England, the pil
grim mothers, for their was a day when
women did the same work abreast with
men, and nobody objected.
Teaching; tlonesty Lacks Kmphesls.
Chicago Tribune.
' An examination of the testimony given
before Master In Chancery Ronwell B.
Mason in the Illinois Central railroad
case suggests that political corruption may
be only an offshoot of a wider commer
cial dishonesty. Somewhere In the educa
tion of the American boy more emphasis
must be laid on the fact that honesty Is a
form of personal cleanliness.
Jngrhandle Experiments.
Chicago Post
In actual warfare the dropping of a
dynamite bomb down the funnels of a
battleship from an aeroplane 'would
doubtless cause serious Internal compli
cation on the part of the battleship. But
also the planting of a one to three-Inch
shot In the motor or steering apparatus
of the aeroplane would doubtless disor
ganise the airship belligerent It is all a
question of w...oh gets Its projectile
properly looated first.
Oat far the Loot.
Indianapolis Journal.
It is pretty evident either that the Mo
Murray gang was trying to do the In
dians by hook and by crook, or else that
there was plenty of looBe talk from which
one could Justly infer that a, great piece
of "business" was on. The Indians have
been so regularly, exploited and despoiled
by the greedy and the conscienceless who
do not do things in the west as men do
In the east, that there will be a few to
doubt that rascality was afoot
Our Birthday Book
August 14, 1810.
Ernest Thompson Beton, nature story
teller, was born Aug-uat 14, ISfiO, lit Eng
land. To avoid confusion he changed hi
name from Ernest Beton Thompson to
Ernest Thompson Seton.
P. O. Holden, professor of agriculture,
In the Iowa Btate college at Ames, Is
Just 46 years old today. He Is a native of
Minnesota and has been credited with be
ing the first effective advocate In this
section of the improved seed corn prop
aganda. E. M. F. Leflang, capltallxt, Is celebrat
ing his slxUeth birthday toJay. He wsr
born at Bllkborg, Denmark, and was a suc
cessful miller at Lexington, Neb., before
removlnr to Omaha a few years ago, mak
ing Investments here snd looking after
them.
Oeorge J. 8. Collins, consulting and con
tracting engineer, with offices In the
Board of Trade building, waa born August
14, 1863, at Wells, England. His first ex
perience wss with the Cape government
railways In South Africa. He has been
practicing his profenslon here for himxelf
since 1804.
Robert D. Neeley, lawyer In the New
Turk Life building, Is Just 23. He was edu
cated at the University of Nebraska and
the Northwestern Pnlversity law school,
starting in to practice a year ago.
; SECULAR SHOTS AT PULPIT.
fct. Louis Republic: A Massachusetts
Clergyman expresses the belief that base
bull will be plnyed In heaven. Of course,
we ere nil convinced thut the members
of the home team hve an excellent pros
ptMt of going there, but well, how could
a gHine be played up there without any
umpires?
Raltlmore Amerknn: A minister In Illi
nois bHlleves that more people would read
the Rlhle If it were ' rewrhten In "bright
snd breeiy" newspaper style. 'A "bright
and breesy" Bible might appeal to the
overxealous reformers who want 'to reur-
range the world on the theory that what- i
ever la, Is wrong, but It would harly win
serious consideration from the great ma
Jorlty, who would resent any radical change
from what tins always held the civilised
world's re-speot
New York Tribune: There Is a tradition
that mediaeval monks used to spend days
in disputing as' to the number of angels
or of disembodied souls that could be poised
upon a needle's point Present day eccles'
luetics devote sermons to discussing the
possibility that "the game of base bull
will have Its phtce In some spiritual form
In heaven.". On the whole, we think the
old monks were the more sensible and thulr
discussions the more profitable.
Springfield Republican: Cardinal Uibbone
Is reported to have made pesslmlstlo .re
marks upon modern tendencies, drawing
the inevitable comparison with nclent
Rome, as he saw automobile after automo
bile spued by while on Long Island Sat
urday. He Is. not alone In this sentiment,
as others. In Jumping nervouoly to the
curbing at the warning honk, have salved
their feelings by contemptuous mental
reflections upon the giddy pursuit of pleas
ure by the thoughtless rich. But how
quickly this feeling1 disappears when one
has even ever so temporarily overstepped
the barrier which divides those who walk
from those who motor. Then, as the au
tomoblle tears along, the machine appears
to be but another-of man's progressive
triumphs over nature, a grand Invention
to enable him to get more of gxod pure
aJr und see mors of "Clod's great out of
doors." In its Insinuating power thus to
chnnsra one's cherished conviotioiis lies
perhaps the great danger of the automobile.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE
The New York rule requiring bread to be
sold by the pound is a cruel knock at the
art of putting blowholes under the crust
The preacher who Intimated that base
ball may be played in heaven evidently
thinks that tallenders are not beyond re
demptlon.
A militant suffragette on Long Island as
sures her doubting sisters that Atlas van
put down his load at any moment. Women
are ready to Jump the Job.
The New York man who ate sixty-one
ears of corn at one sitting merely demon-
atrated that a hog can pull off a stunt at a
trough as well as. on the end seat.
The best efforts of thrifty Indian agents
In former years loom up as very cheap and
coarse work compared with the masterful
Jobs of the later-day Indian lawyer. , .
Did the founders of Omaha struggle and
overcome the hardships of pioneer life that
their descendants might view the spectacle
of a base ball club hiking for the bottom?
What's in a name? Hamon is one of the
principals in the graft inquiry in Okla
homa. Another Hamon, hailing from Chi
cago, Is reported to be the prise, confidence
man. of Europe and has Just landed in a
French JalL , ,
A short-lived strike riot at the .'sugar
trust refinery In Brooklyn caused more
casualties than all the cabled racket In
Spain, for a week past, and. did not, get . a
fraction of the newspaper space. . Distant
troubles are a useful cloak,, ,.:" ,
Our consul, at Rheims: Writes that cham
pagne probably will be higher . in price
next year. , reopia wnQ are now econ
omising to the limit on beefsteak will be
pained to learn, of course, that they will
also nave. , to ' begin economizing on
champagne,' . .. ' , ;
"The date of Heaven Swings Open and
Jones Passes In," soreams a Sioux City
paper. As soon as the dream vanished
Jones Jumped the first - train homeward,
determined to prove that a man with a
"J" in his name could "come back," even
to Sioux City.
AUGUST TWILIGHT.
Prose Poet Pipes the Drowsy Honrs
of the Dog; Days.
Indianapolis News.
Softly, almost Imperceptibly the summer
Is drifting Into autumn, the season, with
spring, most blest. The month of August
Is stealing from us moments of sunshine,
yet the nights are no longer by hours, for
these are the days of twilight. This month,
of all others In the year, has the least
charm in the eyes of some. It Is maligned
for Its heat and humidity, for Its dust
gnd for the frogs that chant o' nights In
the creek. It la the month of dog days,
they say, when city streets are furnaces,
and the year, grown heavy with vegetation,
palpitates for the release that winter shall
bring.
But there is satisfaction In the passing
summer that none can deny. Now the
cannas are breast high at the porch rail
ings, the sunflowers by the barn are sap
lings, and the grass Is ankle deep in a day.
Those who love the open have' seen the
violets oome and go. Jack-ln-the-pulplt
has preached his silent sermon on spring.
The columbines, rioh In red and yellow,
are faded and August brings the flash of
goldenrod and the modest smile of asters.
And with these it brings also the twilight,
that Inoomparabte hour that well may have
coma from the fortunate tales themselves.
Then one may sit in the shadow of the
porch and breathe- in the cooling air that
seems to oome, no matter how hot the day.
The street and the yards and the sky it
self appear to change In the maglo of
twilight The sunset clouds glow first in
brighter hues, but shads Into evening with
softened tints of gray. The sound of chil
dren playing, the occasional muslo and the
light from corner lamps filtered by green
leaves all bring a sense of quiet and a
confidence and satisfaction that no other
hour of the day can bestow. Kven the
monotone of the frogs, the strident rasp
of the crickets, and the call of the katy
dlds are only a part of the evening.
Then as one nods In one's chair to the
drowsy murmur of voices, the little world
about one invests Itself with the night.
The change comes noiselessly and with
out the herald of color that precedes the
dawn. It la twilight; then the dark and
the hosts of stars. Truly In this hour one,
can find a lesson In contentment
Railroad Lawyers and the Law.
Philadelphia Record.
A wholesome change of attitude en the
part of railroad lawyers Is indicated by
the fact that sixty-five of them have
been in conference for several days over
the new railroad regulation act discuss
ing its provisions and getting the views
of the Interstate Commerce commission,
and manifesting a real desire to know
what the law means and to, conform to
It The duty of the railroad lawyer used
to be to dtsoover means by which, the
law could be evaded or safsly violated;
it his present function Is to advise the
railroad officials how to comply with
the law it. speaks well for the railroads
and for their attorneys. It would have
ben better all around if such, a spirit
ha4 been shown earlier.
SERMONS BOILED DOWN.
It's no use trying to be a grateful grum
bler. '
Heavenly love Is more than a love for
heaven.
Originality Is the original sin, serordlnj
to the bigot.
The best place to feel for the needy Is in
your porket.
The cross Christian Is not bearing, the
Christian's oross.
Many mistake the worship of customs for
the custom of worship.
People who are hungry to be marjys
make a good many'mlserable.
Love may seem to serve blindly, but'X)j
service Illumines the world.
Many a saint would stoop In service but
for fear of losing his tin halo. ,-.
Many a man thinks he la plou who Is
only peddling other people's phraJies.
It 1 brtter to be killed by hard times
than to have to work hard to kill. time.
The fact that you are displeasing people.
Is not evidence that you are pleasing .the
Lord.
If It seems as though heaven might be a
dull place, remember they have as Inside
view of all our antics.
You cannot always trust the motives of
the man who thinks he enn tell you all
about the motives of the Most Hirh. Chi
cago Tribune.
- DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES.
'
"If I thought I could support a wife," lie
said, "I'd ak you to be mine."
"Well," he IndlKnantly replied, "Sou
seom to take It for granted that you'd have
to support a wife If you aked me." Chi- i
cago Heoord-IleralU. ...
Friend Now that you have been married
some time, old friend, tell me frankjy your
opinion on the msirlage state.
Much Married Man tto hi wlfe Just so
outside, my dear, writ you? Fllegende ttlat-..'
ler. . . . , ,
"What a nice semte of the fitness of
things Mrs. Oabby has, even In her decora
tions." . .
"How do you mean?"
"I noticed In her tea the other dsv Hint
the principal decorations framing her guents
were ruDoer plants. Baltimore American.
"Your friend BlgKett said Smartley ls-'a
'skeptic.' What does he mean by that?"
"He means that Srnartlev denies some
thing that Blggett believes to be true, that's
ii. ainono eianaara ana rimes. ' ' '
"I see you. at mv church evnrv Snnrtnv.
I hope my sermons are doing you good."
"Indeed, then, they" are, sir. They're Ah
cheapest cure for my Insomnia I've tried
yet.". Boston Transcript.
Mrs. Rhymer (at telephone) Come nnloklv
doctor! Baby has swallowed - one of hla,.
father's poems. .
Doctor (at other1 end) Do not worry. Soft
food Is the proper thing for babies. Judge. .
Little Olrl You needn't brag. We've got
a baby at our house, too.
Small Ditto Yes. but. vours Is a last
year's baby. Ouri Is the very latest mt.--.
Life.
"A woman should have a eentle. confldins
nature." ...
'Yes." reolled Mr. Trumnton: "hut It
shouldn't be so great aa to lead her to
play bridge whist with strangers at a sum
mer hotel." Washington Star.
'That young soulrt wants to msrrv vou.
does he, Bessie?"
"Y-yes."
"What tomfoolery!"
"N-no. Uncle Georee: It Isn't Tom. It's
Jack." Botrton Transcript.
STEP BY STEP.
' John Q. Holland.
Heaven is not reached at a single bound:
But we build the ladder by which we rise
Prom the lowly earth to the vaulted skies.
And we mount to its summit round by
rouna.
I count this thing to be grandly true:
i nat a noDie deed is a step toward Hod,
Liftlna the soul from the common- cturi
To a purer- and broader view. :
We rise by the things that are under our .
ieei;
By what' we" have mastered of good and
-igala;- . . . .
By the prlda deposed . and the . passion
slain.
And the vanquished tils that we hourly '
meet.
We hope, We resolve, we aspire, we pray,
Ana we unnn mat we mount the air on
wings
Beyond the reoall of sensual thin
While our feet atlll cling to the heavy clay.
Wings for the angels, but feet for men!
we may borrow the wings to find th
way
We may hope and resolve and aspire and
pray;
But our feet must rise, or we fall agahs.
Heaven Is not' reached at a single bound;
But we build the ladder by which we rise
From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies.
And we .mount to its summit, rpund by
round. '
How to Hake tho fat
Comfortable in Summer
If you are fat and have difficulty' in
breathing or walking or eating and if you
find that the heat is exhausting to you
during the heated term you will be inter
ested In knowing that the famous M'V
mola prescription is now being prepaiaT
in tablet form and that one of these little
tablets taken after each meal and at bed
time will reduce your fat at the rate of
from 12 to 16 ounces per day. These
tablets stop fat from being made and they
assist the body to tlvow away the . fat
already made In a natural manner.
They are harmless and you will find that
their use will build up your system to
a higher degree of perfection than ever
before. They have perhaps the greatest
army of responsible men and women
who have written of their effectiveness
than any other prescription ever written.
You need not diet or exercise and you
?iay eat when and what you will. The
ood you now eat turns into fat The
food you eat will make no fat if you
take a Marmola tablet after the meal;
and more than that, you will so
strengthen your digestive organs that you
will need no assistance In a short time
even from Marmola Tablets. Every
drug store sells them, or you may write
the Marmola Company, (II Farmers.
Bldg., Detroit Mich. A case of Marmola,
Tablets costs only 78 cents everywhere.
French Vichy Water
from Vichy France
Is only one of ever 100 kinds of Mineral r
Waters we sell. We buy direct from
Springs or Importer and are in position
to make low price and guarantee fresh
ness and genuineness. Write for cata
logue. Crystal Llthla (Excelsior Springs) gal
Ion Jun, at 84.00
alt Suphur, (Excels tor Bpiings) I gal
lon JAg, at alas
Diamnd Llthla Water, Vk gallon bottle,
noV at .. 0e
1 dosen S4-C4
Suftho Ualtne water, qt. hot tee, doe. 8.88
rUgent Water, iron, at bottle 8Be
1 doxeD. at $8.88
.Carlsbad Sprudel Wasser, bottle ... 60s
1 dosn. at A. 00
French Vichy water, bot 40o, dos.....4.50
Appolllnarls Water, qts, pts. and Splits,
at lowest prices.
AUoues Magnesia water, qt iSo, dos 8.80
Buffalo Llthla Water, H gaL bottle . SOe
1 dossa cae f5.T8
Ballardvale, pts. He., dos ....1.60
Ballardvale. qta.. 0c. dos.... ..8.80
ballardvale, Vs gals. 40c, dos i.ott
Colfax water, W-saL bot tto, dos...8.S0
Delivery free in Omaha, Council fluffs
and South Omaha. .
Sherman & McDonnell Drof Co.
Cerae lata eat Bedfe Sta.
Owl Drug Co.
Corses reth and Xaraey Sts.
Lodutltch Sawing Awl. mwi .ho., s.rnrwi. nr,
urpt. and cenu. Stmpl too, rpll. T. "",
14. K) p.r do .n pin t Mnd ilunl. W. BTtt-H-NS
AWL MHO., DDI M. Cardinal. St. Uuu, Ma.
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