Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 27, 1910, EDITORIAL, Image 15
THE BEE: OMAITA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 1910. Iffi'S iOME.MMuSHN LITTLE IFOIKTOE'WIBEIEID) Jaunty Jaquin Suit Things You Want to Know The German Atl vanc Theory of Municipal (iovrrn't. E PAGE r K 1 J - ."V; V- V MA FaquLn costumes always look deceitfully simple, but the cut Is invariably Intricate and Origins!. - This Jaunty coat and skirt Ut Is of black moire silk with facings In royal blue velvet aod a Persian silk "Trimming trt shades of the blue and rich .r 4 1 Types We fleet Every Day ;: rSJSL BY BOBBIE BAJaBLB. Scorn VA groan. with a shake of her head. "I've aat in the sun till my nose 1 all red, 'My hand are both raw and my hair blown awrv. . " SV And ruy head throbs like mad from the glare of the sky. The boat keep on . rocking- and rolling about 7TU1 I woulda t mind much if It tumbled l 1 . - m out- ' ' ' Oh, there one Uttte thing that you can t 3 ' prove by nie, t She truth of There' lot of good fish in the seal' , . . "Thl deep water fishing is too deep for me I To nibble no cod, bake nor bass will agree. I I've flab and I've fished from the dawn to I , the dark, And 411 "that I caught was a vile little shark. a vv iiftivu tut w mii -.-. . And aU that I caught was a very bad cold. t Oh. there on Utile thing that you can't l 1 , prov tf me, The truth Qf Ther' ioU f good .fish in t the a!' "The captain surrey m with a terrible look . - If I ask him to put some more bait on my hook. So lsdo It myself.' How l hate the sand worms, With their twlsttngs and wrbjijle and hor rible iiiulrmi; And the fish do not like them the least little nilte, vFor" all oy lif 'nev oll'l venture to bite- " That l. if there' any prove It to tne. The truth of 'There lots of good fish In the -Although unsuccessful, I tlll persevere, )ut I- have to confers to a horrible fear; j tuppu I should haul up and find la a I fright ' J When a Man is 40. ftome men are at and some at M. Ooet 1 Imaginary line between youth sJf-id se. Forty I old to a man of SO and young to a man of M. - At tt some men rult sawing wild oets and other begin. ' Forty I the aa at which a man la up posed v be la hi prima. At 4 a ibm 1 supposed to have reached orange pink. A straight, broad sailor collar Is laid across the back of the coat and apparently held In plaoe by small 'gilt buttons. The buttonhole motifs of blue velvet on the front of the eoat are espeo clally interesting. ts I'd caught a big. dogfish, who might bark "or bite; Or an awful sea-robin, for they, I am told. Look you straight in the eye, and then sit up and soold. Dread horror like that always happen to me Instead of the nice fish that live In the seal - ' 'They've pulled up the anchor we're Ing tor shore; When I once get back safely I'll leave nevermore. The crew and the captain' may whistle In vain," I'll never embark on the dark, stormy main. I'll stay where no billows may tumble and roar, ' And I'll do all my fishing securely ashore. We'll fish on dry land, Mr, Cupid and me. And forget that there' lots of good fish In the sea!" (Copyright. liUO, by the N. T. Herald Co ) years of discretion and generally he unless some woman will tt otherwise. V tea a map ts 40 he beglna to fesr that he may have married too early. Men have been grand futhers at 40 .and yet found It hard to obtain credit - There are men of 40 who 'believe It Is un lucky for one to took over one's left shoulder st the new moon. ' Forty is the age at which most men find It necessary to call for help when they try to put on their evening clothes. At '40 a man may continue to hope Ihst there are hair restorer which will restore. -Chicago Record-Herald A Look Into the Dock of Job, with Some Commtath The Book of Job is on of the most sub lime pleras of literature to be found any where. Carlyle say. "This I one of the grandsst things ever written by pen. It la our first and only statement of the never ending problem of man's destiny and God's way with him In the earth. There l noth ing written, I think. In the Bible or out of It of equal merit." Job was "perfect and upright, and on that feared Ood and eschewed evil." He was noted not only for his great piety, but also for his Immense wealth. He was also the richest and greatest man In all the east. After describing . Job and his prosperity the scene changes to heaven where the Lord and 8atan are represented aa (raiding a colloquy. Satan charges Job with a mer cenary spirit He said, "Doth Job fear Ood for nought? Take away all that he has and he will renounce thee to thy face." To prove that Job ts not serving Him from sel fish motives, Ood gives his servant over into the hands of the adversary. Satan Immediately begins his attack on him. In quick successive strokes he is bereft of all his property, his servants, and his children. Nevertheless through all this he remains steadfast in, his allegiance to Ood. Once more the scene Is in heaven and Satan appears and Is rebuked for trying (o move Ood against Job without cause. Satan is quick with an answer. He says the af fliction was not severe enough. "Put forth thine hand now," said Satan, "and touoh his bone and his flesh and he will renounce thee to thy face." The adversary again re celves permission to afflict Job. This time with only one reservation. He Is to spare his life. Then Job was smitten with Bore bolls from the sole of his feet unto his orown. . In this deeper affliction as in the pre vious one, notwithstanding his wife, urges him to renounce Ood and die, Job holds fast his Integrity. Then the narrative tells us of Job's three friends, Ellphaz, the Temanlte; BUdad, the Shulte, and Zopher, the Naamathtte, who, having heard of Job's disaster, came comfort and sympathize with him. It ..... f, "when they lined up tnoir eyes afar off and knew him not, they lifted up their voices and wept." These men were overcome with grief at the sight of their old and honored friend that for seven days and seven nights they sat upon the ground in dust and ashes before they were able to sufficiently control their emotions to speak to him. Finally, the afflicted man, In a fit of passionate despondency, opens his mouth to curse the day on which he was born and to plead In all hla despera tion for' death. ' The outcry arouses the three friends and the debate between them and Job begins. Kllphex, perhaps the old est and wisest of the three, after paying a beautiful trlbu to bis Suffering friend, opens up the subject., In his very first words he sets- forth the proposition or challenge.. "Remember, I pray thee, who- Items of Many ginls and young married women often are disappointed at the candid crlti cism passed by their male belongings about, their clothes. "You never seem to please a man," said a girl one day. "Something always seems wrong about a gown In his eyes. uououess sne naa reason . ior ner complaint in many -ways, but the real secret of pleasing the average man Is to avoid the usual extremes In dress the out rageously flaring hats and the unwalkable skirts, ay the Montreal Btar. Women ought to have a set of rule about the personal note In their gowns. They should study the color that become them, a it 1 from the whole that the re sult, pleasing or otherwise. Is taken. Man's highest praise Is usually "She was awfully well turned out," which means that the object of their admiration has re frained from the ultra eccentricities of fashion and was smart from the top of her MHT. 1110, If THI 3s 1 ictfrt I f " ' .' -; t MY.,rmAirx a kiox. rartor Seward Street Methodist Church. ever perished, being innocentT Oh, where were the upright cut off?" From this point on to the end of the debate the men who had come to sorrow with htm and to comfort him put forth their utmost en deavors to show to Job that his terrible affliction Is the result of sin, open or secret. On the other hand Job strenuously main tains his Innocence. Job had appealed to the Lord time and again through the debate to come and ex plain the mystery of his suffering. The Lord appears in a whirlwind and In a sue cession of pictures he causes Job to see the glory and power of Ood. The Almighty however, does not solve the mystery. Job for his part does not even core for that now. He has heard the voice of Ood and has communed with him, and he Is satis fled. The book has its problems, but they are of little consequence to us. That which should interest you and me is, does the book teach any practical. lessons? Does It throw any light on the great problems of life? If these questions can be answered In the at flrmatlve, then the book will prove a bless' Ing to very one of us. These questions seem to be so answered in the author's Idea and purpose, the one great central thought of the book Is, "To widen men's view or God's providence and to set before them a new view of suffering; to set before them the new truth that suffering mwr befall the innocent and not necessarily be chastisement for sin, but rather a trial oJ righteousness." The friends of Job wise and learned as they were knew no other philosophy or theory of sickness but that it was he result of sin. Holding such theory it Is not hard to understand their terrible grief when they saw the afflicted man writhing under hla awful afflictions. Job was widely known not only for his prosperity and piety, but also for his benevolence. He had been eyes to the blind,, ears to .the deaf, feet to the lame, a father to the needy. He tad caused the Interest to the Women Folk well colffured head to her trim footgear. and also that her gloves were neat and stylish. In the cut glass section of one oil the department store 1 a charming vase de signed especially to hold sweet peas. It is eight and one-half Inches in height and seven Inchee in diameter at top and base. It comes In two designs, tno hobnail and the chrysanthemum cutting, and costs $11. A bride would welcome this handsome piece of glassware far above the conventional gifts usually taking the form of a water pitcher or the bowl. N The porcelain Jardiniere In mat green are very attractive and may be used for a Browing flowering plant (not a fern or palm) or for cut flowers. A bowl of nas turtiums set Into a Jardiniere of this kind Is very striking, and o are black eyed Kiw TOM IVtHIM TU-tOMM flfW YOftK HtlWJ C0J. .. -i fi mm: widow to rejoice and he had stood at all tlmee for righteousness. Had Job been acting the part of a base hyprocite through all these years! Have we twn utterly derived In the man? It must be so, for otherwise how could these terrible afflictions come upon him. Job is terribly afflicted. There Is only one explanation of It to the friends It Is the result of Bin. Not some minor sin, but, being measured by the afflictions, it must be some awful sin. Thus all through the debate these men hold tenaciously to their theory. They were eloquent in their vin dication of Ood. . They explain, "Doth Ood pervert Judgment? Or doth the Almighty pervert Justice?" On the other hand was Job. He had been taught the same philosophy. He believed the same theory. But now his and their creed Is brought to a singular test. Job was large enough to see Its failure. He maintains throughout, his Integrity. I have not sinned, he declares, over and ofer again. I cannot understand It, but. I know I sm right, creed or no creed. He Is still more perplexed when he opens his eyes and sees men1 all about him growing fat by the misfortunes of others. Men who pay no regard to the Almighty, who oppress the poor, defraud the Innocent, .natch the last morsel of bread from the hands of wiaow. ana orpnans. in iney are ...ow. .u Hiunirc, .... - . '- made to suffer untold misery. I'erhaps yuu anu i wuuiu ii.yo cf.to, is urn jun If a mortal man ever had reasons to complain Job had. He was bereft of all nis earmiy possesions in quica succee- ive siroiie!!. uw migniy mm irera nv,u and hla seven son and three daughters were swept Into eternity. His wife falls him When he needs most her comfort and support' Satan 'In all the madness of hla relentless nature ha chased him. with the flrey brand' of affliction to the very gate of hell. The suffering man' heart breaks to see ee friends, even his bosom friend, one bv one forsake hltn. No wonder he cries out In the angulBh of his broken heart "Have pity on me, have pity on me, oh ye my friends. For the hand of God hath touched me." Rut thrnuirh all this. Job holds on to his God In confidence and trust. He trusts not In vain, for as he lifts his eyes heaven- ward and through his blinding to-vrs he pierce the heavy cloud which hang over him, and raising his voice to God he gives forth that supreme utterance of faith and assurance. "Oh that now my words were written! Oh that they were inscribed In a book! That with an Iron pen and lead they were graven In the rock forever! For I know that my redeemer llveth, and that he shall stand up at the last day upon the earth. And after my skin hath been thus destroyed,' yet In my flesh shall I see God: When I shall see for myself. And my eyes shall behold and not another." From this point on Job rests serenely In his Ood,; The struggle Is over. The victory won. wnn. Susans. The designs are very simple, fol lowing the lines of the Indian pottery. It Is Inexpensive, a pot measuring six inche In . diameter costing only SO cents. The nine-inch, size costs $1.75, that imcauaurlng twelve Inchee $3.60, while the largest slse. fourteen inches across, costs $13. . The blouse cut with body and sleeves In one continues a favorHe, and a clever ar arisen from time to time In . the career of rangement giving this effect even where the American republic, and have been set it does not exist 1 the addition of a fitted tied, but in every Important ' instance the barid to the shoulders, suggesting the out- line to a small yoke with strips cut In one with thl band and the same width run- nlng down the arms to the end of the sleeve, whether the latter Is short, elbow, three-quarter or full length. This band 1 decorative and may be of linen, lingerie, velvet? silk or any fabrio In keeping with the blouse material. A little frill on all edges makes a very pretty finish. U Rlghl RtMrvtdj The Oermans, particularly the rrusslans, 1 have more nearly appfoaohed a satisfactory solution of the problem 01 municipal gov ernment under modern conditions than have any other people. Their solution Is a' re markably simple one. It Is that municipal government Is not a political, but a busi ness enterprise; and that as a business en terprise In which every cltlsen is a partner it should be run not aa a private commer cial enterprise, but as a huge Industrial undertaking to whtoh must oe applied the most modern methods of high organisation and complete co-operation. To this end It la administered for the purpose of obtaining for each cltlsen-partner the maximum of profit In matters of safety, health and convenience; mere money profits being a negligible consideration. Simple aa la this theory, It is much easier to put it Into practice In Germany than It would be In the United State, for the rea son that there are fundamentally different habits of thought upon governmental pn lems in the two countries. Tho advantage mans who are working for reform In their federal and state government deplore the fact that the German give greater weight to economic and social questions, almost In Unlt.d SUM mun,clDft, ment reformer have found their chief ob- ,taoU ,B tn, faet tnat ,he Amerlca peopl6 think f rst of nolltle. tml nr. v.rv Bntire!y unwlllln to Hv Bnv , BooM . economic matters. flr Britain, fortunately for Its neace and tty m its present crisis, occupies a position midway between German and America sm0A u give aolltlc the Dlace of first 1m. portance In national matters, but subordin ates political considerations to those of sociology and economic In local govern ment affairs. Therefore Oermany ha solved It muni olpal problem and has failed to settle Its national Issues because It has applied eoonomio thought to both, success attend ,n" h application in a town where econo mlc mt necessarily be not important, ahd fa',u' resulting from the attempt to sub- Utute economic for politic In the na- tlonal government where politics always must ba flreL ,n re' Britaih the o6m- Prmlse between the two extremes enables fuoh a man " Mr. Joseph Chamberlain to D Weucai oclallst in his municipality ox Birmingham, where economics alone la concerned, and at the same time be a tory on national Issue affecting the vital prin ciple of politics. In the United States the concentration of public thought upon political affair ha resulted1 practically In solving aU purely political problems. In America there is no longer any dispute as to., the political equality of men, the church and state are separated, the land law prevent the forma tlon of a self-perpetuating property olass, there I no dispute aa to the form of gov ernment, free education I an accepted fact. and the old quarrel between the national ist, and the states' rights party Is now noth Jnt tnkn ftrf Bcaaeral0 CODlroVer.y iru w .. . ... Auutv ia now oeiore in peopi ox tne United States a single live Issue purely pouucai in character, with the possible ex cepuon or the agitation for a reform of the rule of the national house of repre sentatives and the demand for popular elec tion of senator, But even these two political questions grew out of much more important eoonomio problems, which underlie and envelop them. in the present era of - agitation in the United States every question before the public Is an economic or a social question. Thl Is true In nation, state and city. That It Is true la due to the fact that the Amer I lean people have persisted always in think' Ing politically rather than economically, Of eourse, great economic questions have issue were given ,a polltloal cast and In their determination politics and not eco nomics was considered. The tariff question I always na beon in polltloa In America, aa it ha in England, and In neither has poll tic been able to solve the problem. In Germany the tariff Is not in politics, but naa been adjusted on an elastic basis by economc thought Americans are beginning to devote eco nomic and social thought to the solution of their governmental problemsnational state and muhldlpal.' On abstract political questions the two great parties still are In opposition, but the thought devoted to so cial and economio problems Is now dividing both republican and democratic parties Into radical and conservative factions. in municipal government In the United States the flood of September g, lWO,'. which destroyed the city of Galveston marked the beginning of the end of the long series of c Poems of the Year. J (Harper's Weekly.) AUGUST. When the Woodchuck sounds hla not On the breeze. And the Rottlns gayly float Through the trees; When tho Hammock Idly sways Full of happy financeea Blnglng glausonie tooralaya At their ease; When the Arbutus arbuto In the dell, And the farmer gathers fruits For the Jell; When the sweetest note there be In all Nature's minstrelsy For the Hired Man la the Dinner bell; When poor Pad Is at his toll In the town, While the Mercury doth boll l'p and down. And Mamma with marcelled hair In the cool, crisp mountain air Daszlea all beholders there With her gown; When the Truck Horse bold and pert Doth appear With a straw hat like a flirt! On his ear. And we hear the merry honk Like the echo of a conch From the Motor and the Donk, Loud and clear; When the flutter of the fan Of the sly Little Maiden with the Tan Greets the eye, -As she promises to wed Tom and Jack and Hill and Ned, George and Harry, ham and Ted, By and by; . When the 'Skeeter 'gins to storm On the Beach, And the Candidate gets warm In his speech, And the world is Juhi awhlrl. Full of fluff and yellow curl, ' Bort of mixture of a girl. And a peach; When the Katydids dispute And the Frog unsuccessful attempts to solve municipal problems by political methods. Galveston was destroyed, Oalveston had to be rebuilt, Galveston had to be protected from th Waters of the gulf and to that end Gal veston did what the Germans always hav done It made the city a business correla tion Instead of a political corporation. The Galveston plnn, In Its original form and as modified by les Moines and other cities, Is . being adopted In American cities all over th country, and fn . every Instance where it has been at all aucressful political quarrels have been subordinated to eco nomic problems. But It Is difficult to chang in a decade the thought habits of a century. No doubt it was the preseno of a large number of German voters, pos sessing German habits of thought, that re sulted in the election of the socialist, Mayor Selrtel, In Milwaukee a few moirths ago. The German theory of a municipality as a business concern In which every cltlsen ! an equal partner Is to some extent un successful In practice because of the po litical backwardness of the general gov ernment which denies the principle 61 equality In political affairs. For the frame reason the German theory if attempted ta America would to some extent fail In prac tice because of 'the fact that American po litical thought cannot yt tolerat th pi lit clple of collective ownership, even in a municipality. In the German municipality the votcri tand in the relation to the government at tockholdora In a corporation, livery vot they are asked to give Is an expression upon some phase of an economic question. They are asked to decide whether this In vestment is wise, or whether that enter prise should be abandoned; whether thl Improvement I needed, or whether that expenditure should be postponed. They are not asked at any . time to decide between political parties, nor are they asked to ex press their preference as among personal aspirants for municipal offices. All of the municipalities are correlated In the general government Just a all of th coal mlaea Of Germany are correlated In the German coal syndicate. The coal syndicate send to each mine a manager with a technical training, who ha been proved to be best fitted for the proper de velopment and conservation of that par ticular mine. The government furnishes to each municipality a general manager ,or a mayor, who Is best fitted by experience and training to deal with the problem pressing in that particular city. A German mayor Is trained for his pro fession Just as Is a railroad man. He takes a course in the government school, which devotes Itself to the education and training of Jurlstlo officers. Upon leaving school he is assigned to govern some small village. there to try his skill. If he falls he ts dropped from; the service. If he succeeds he is In time promoted to a small town. Then, If he has shown aptitude and ability. he 1 promoted gradually from town te city, from small city to large city, and In time he may -come to .rule over the great capital city of Merlin the most perfectly governed municipality In the world. Americans are so thoroughly Indoctrin ated with the theory of self government that they would rise In armed revolt against a government which sought to furnish them mayors In this businesslike fashion. Imagine the reception the people of Burlington, Vt, would lve a mayor shipped to them from Tombstone, Arlg. Imagine Charleston, 8. C, receiving its future ruler when he stepped from . th train which had brought him from Kenne bec, Me. And yet Burlington would offet no objection to a railway superintendent Imported from the west, and Charleston, would not object to a cotton mill manager from New England. This is concretely the difference between political and economio habits of thought concerning govern mental affairs. The Germans do not object to a carpet bagger mayor, because In Germany holding office I not th chlaf end of municipal government; what the Germans want U results In the form of adequate police pro tection, clean and well-paved streets, sani tary water supply and sewerage, convenient rapid transit and all -the other things which It Is the business Of the municipal government to supply. They want a mayor who can deliver the goods, and they are willing to pay him for his work Jusl as If he were a first-class factory super intendent. They do not ask what he thinks about politics, what church he goes to, what lodge he belongs to, or whether hi father "fit" for or agalnBt the union. The Germans want only results and they get them. BY rXEDEUO J. HASXXV. Tomorrow The Qetmaa Advance. XXXT The VreoUoe ef acaalolpal OOTtannt Sounds bis pessimist la hoot In the bog; When the Lobster all aglow Grabs the bather by the toe, Who is he that doth not know It 1 Aug.? CARLYLK SMITH. AM IT HAPTEN ED. Maud Miller on a Summer's day Pretended to be raking hay. A local JudKe came riding hy. 'She thought he was a fat old guy. The Judge his nether Hp did curl; Considered Maud a laxy girl. He gave his iihk a sounding slap And bade that animal "Glddap!" Prosaic was the eplaode. His Honor vanished down the road. He didn't went Maud for his wife. How unromantio Is this life! -T. E. M. PHILOSOPHY. So you believe in marrying late In life?" "A late at possible, then you have lesa time to outlive your illusion!