Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 28, 1910, EDITORIAL, Page 2, Image 10
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REMrTTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order Enyable to The Be Publishing Company, 'nly 8-rent atampa received 'a payment of mall account. Personal checks, except on Omaha and eastern exchange, not accepted. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. State of Nebraska, Douglas County, ' George B. Tzschuck. treasurer of The Ree Publishing Company, being duly sworn, saye that the actual number of full and complete coplee of The Dally, Morning, Evening and Sunday Bee printed during we montn or July, U19, was as louowa: 1 44.S70 11 40,360 .45,40 41,350 .4 65,900 49,730 4i,eeo 1 41.830 41,640 k....4M40 10 40,400 M 41,860 ' 11 41,610 ' II..... 41,830 14. ...... ..41,740 1 41,680 1 48,360 Total Returned ooplas.... II 48,670 11 48,880 0 41,800 1 48,180 . . 48,870 48,040 4 40,800 II 48.810 48,390 IT.... 48,300 48,410 It 48,330 10 48,460 II ....40,800 ....1,883,310 . 13,807 Vet total 1.310.O43 Dally arerage 48,868 QEOROB B. TZ3CHUCK, ' 5 Treasurer. Subsi.-tbad In my presence and aworn to Wore me this 1st day if August. 1910. if. B. WALKER, ' '- ' Notary Public. Snaaerlbers leaving- the elty tem porarily shonld nare The Be Mailed to them. Addreaa will ho changed mm attest as requested. No wonder Detroit grew ao fast, it baa bo many automobiles. To Mr. Jeffries the negro problem . Is purely a personal question. y Those aviators are at least able to rise above the life insurance agents. Slaughtering animals in Africa does - not kill a man's reputation in America. It may be that the drop in tempera ture) helped to settle the cloak-makers' strike. ' Don Jaime is too much of a quitter aven to get into the real insurgent , class., j That 260-pound girl who eloped has ' doubtless slowed down to a walk be fore this. As vacation Is nearly over, our churches will soon be running on reg ; ular schedules. Bet you Kansas will not invite Cannon to speak out there now, since the weather has cooled off. The Georgia election was a case of '"Big Six" over "Little Joe." Yet 'Lew Fields "asks, "What is rubbish 7" Hoke Smith is again on top, but it remains to be seen whether the rest of the people of Georgia are or not. No doubt Don Jaime will be one of ,the eagerly interested spectators when King Alfonso makes his flight in that airship. The Nobel peace prize goes next to the German mailed fist, as well as the American Big . Stick. Paradoxes 'Good pair, too. , Possible Georgia just wanted to give Hoke Smith a chance to redeem his record made during his first admlnis tratlon as governor. Of course, if Emperor William pre tera to think that he rules by divine right he has that privilege, at least, tut it is not divine. There is another big blaze in the west just now in addition to those for tat fires, but it is not necessary to call tfc army to put it out. New York papers say there is western negro in town who is worth 'lt.000. 000. Hush up. you "Jack" Johnson, and quit yo' foolin'. Georgia goes from Ktuttb. to Brown and Brown to Smith for its governors From which one might Infer that the common people ruled all the time in Georgia. The aggregate membership of the Young Men's Christian association in the United States is more titan 500, 000, and Omaha Is among the top- totchers. Koreans are now in the same ftx that Brooklynltes found themselves when the Greater New York plan went Into effect, only, of course, they have tot the Brooklyn bridge to help them tut. In its campaign against cobblestone Streets the Baltimore American makes the very apt suggestion that the city Officials be compelled to parade on foot over all these rough thorough- lares. No Fartiianship in Dishonesty. The keynote of Colonel Roosevelt's offhand rem grits corning across the country has been that there Is no par tisanship in dishonesty. The corrupt public official is not only entitled to no sympathy or protection from his party, but quite the contrary, It devolves upon bis associates who have helped to put him In office to make an extra effort to purge the party by exposing cor ruption and dislodging the culprit who has proved himself unworthy. This Is the doctrine which The Dee has preached in season and out from the day of its foundation, and which morever It has constantly practiced, often at no little cost to itself. The Bee is a republican paper In the sense of upholding republican principles and giving preference to republican candi dates when other things are equal. The Dee, however, recognizes no obli gation to support or defend a crook for public office or In public office be cause he tries to hide his crookedness under the cloak of republicanism. The Bee has been, and expects always to be, as energetic In throwing the search light on rascality and turning the ras cals out when they pretend to be re publicans as when they sail under the democratic banner. If there is any thing worse than a dishonest democrat in public office it Is a dishonest re publican in public office because a higher grade of Integrity Is generally expected from a republican. In refusing to recognize the parti sanship of dishonesty The Bee has fre quently had to stand alone in Ne braska. More than once republican crooks exposed by The Bee in their be trayal of public office have found aid and comfort from the democratic or gans, and more than once The Bee has had to show up democratic rascals in public office whom democratic organs sought to shield by silence. Colonel Roosevelt has also empha sized the time-tried truth that where a public official has once been recreant it is risky, If not inexcusable, to give him another chance. The best place for a crooked public official is in pri vate life where the Injury he may do by more rascality may be limited and where he can steal only from a few people rather than from all the peo ple. The political party that wants to keep faith with the people will not nominate men for office who have made dishonest records when previ ously entrusted with authority. Buying by Weight. The buying of foodstuffs by weight is being agitated as a plan to affect the cost-of-living problem in favor of the housewife and enable her to come nearer getting the worth of her money. It It will do either, or both, it should be adopted without delay, providing it entails no Incidental hardship that would offset its benefits. But would such a plan produce these results? Theoretically, one is Inclined to answer yes, for it does seem that one would be paying only for what he got by buying by weight and not measure, or article. Yet in places where the plan has been In vogue has it accomplished this? Cal ifornia has always bought by weight, even potatoes, fruit nearly every thing in the edible line, and yet the people of California have been caught by the hlgh-cost-of-living wave along with the rest of us. In Cuba, it is said, the plan works with good results, It being applied even more thoroughly there than in California. Eggs are bought by the pound in Cuba and the American advocates of the plan pro pose that we buy eggs the same way. That might be the ultimate solution of this "fresh-egg" problem, who knows? Fresh eggs are not as heavy as some others which might be a clue. But could the wholesaler as well as the retailer not manipulate prices on the weight system as well as any other? On the surface the plan looks all right, and those who are advocating It declare that It is, but somehow it falls to strike the ordinary person as more infallible than the established usage. Future of Nicaraugua. Aside from the natural satisfaction in the final triumph of the Insurgents of Nicaragua, what interests the United States more than anything else Is to know whether or not General Estrada, the new president, will keep the promises he made as the leader of the revolutionists and set about to es tablish peace and practical relations with the United States. If he will and can do this, then Americans may feel more gratification than ever in the de feat of the liadris and Zelaya forces. This country went, perhaps, as close to the point of testing the neutrality laws as It could In its sympathy for the revolutionists, while being careful not to transcend that International line, and it was perfectly natural for It to hope for the ultimate overthrow of the old regime, which would have been a constant Irritant as long as It had a vestige of power left. From diplo rustic as well as commercial considera tions it is desirable that every such condition in South America be over come wherever possible. And now, next to the hope that the new Nicaragua administration will play fair with Its own people and other natious, all the world may well wish that with the overthrow of the Zelaya regime the provocation for rev clutlon is eifectually extinguished. It will be enough for the spirit only to survive, fo long as that dwells latent there will not be so much danger of an outbreak, provided this passionate loy alty Is tempered by a better grade of sense than either of the last two ad ministrations displayed. Nicaragua ought to have had enough of revolution. It has, in fact, bad more than is good for the nation and Its people; snd at best they will require a long period of serious effort to recover fully from the emaciating effects of continued civil strife. Their commerce and Industry, trade at home and abroad, as well as their interna tional standing all have suffered and must, If Nicaragua is to amount to anything in the next few years, be re vived. And how can this be done other than through the operation of peace and of unity among the people? What measure of friendship and. es teem other nations accord to this one must depend entirely on Nicaragua itself and Its conduct. It has this ad vantage to begin with on a new start, namely,' the good will that always comes to the victor in such crises, and particularly the good will which would naturally come to the victor over such a tyrannical regime as that which has just been deposed. The Nation-Wide Primary.' Has the experiment with the direct primary for the nomination of state and local tickets proceeded far enough to call for the nation-wide primary to determine our presidential tickets by direct vote? That is the question which is suggested by the announce ment of Senator Cummins that he in tends to introduce in the next seslon of congress a bill providing for na tional nominating primaries on the same plan that has been developed in the various states. Waiving for the moment the point whether congress can constitutionally exercise any authority over the nomi nating machinery of the political par ties, there are practical difficulties which stand in the way of any imme diate inauguration of the direct pri mary for the make-up of the presiden tial ticket. Ours is a federal govern ment, recognizing the equality of the states in the upper branch of congress and regarding the states as units, whereas the direct primary making the candidate receiving the highest vote throughout the nation as the nominee for president would completely disre gard state lines and practically de prive the people of a large part of the country of even the small voice which is now accorded them. Before we are ready for a nation-wide primary it would be logical for us first to elect our presidents by direct vote and abol ish the electoral college, which' as an intermediator operates as it was de signed to operate to obviate the ine qualities of a direct vote. No one will contend that our system of national nominating conventions could not be advantageously revised and reformed in the direction of mak ing the apportionment and control conform more closely to the distribu tion of party strength. The defects', however, are not confined to any one political party, but are common to all of them, although perhaps more ac centuated in one than another. In the last republican national convention an effort was made to curtail the over- representation of the southern states, but it failed chiefly because the plan proposed did away with representation of congressional districts and would make it possible for the larger cities in many states to monopolize all the delegates and leave the sparsely set tled districts wholly at their mercy. A federal law regulating the national nominating conventions could accom plish all that a nation-wide primary could accomplish, but, as already indi cated, our best constitutional lawyers are convinced that no power is vested in congress to legislate on this subject at all. Regular Attendance at School. It is nearly time for the opening of another school year and parents as well as pupils are preparing for the event. In their plans and prepara tions both should resolve upon the most regular attendance possible. Next to goijig to school at all the most im portant thing for the child ia to go regularly. .Statistics show that while 250,000 children go from the grammar or grade into the high schools every year In the United States, another 250,000 fail of graduation and drop out of the procession without complet ing the grades, and a large proportion ot these failures is due to irregular at. tendance. Another large proportion la due to physical Imperfections, which in the end amounts to the same thing, for it begets irregularity. Various other reasons are assigned for this great army of school failures, one of which is that the elementary course is too hard for the average pupil; that only by dint of the most supreme effort Is the ordinary child able to complete It in the prescribed period of eight years. If this be true, or no matter from what angle we view this Question, It must suggest the im perative necessity of regular attend ance. If, for Instance, the average pupil can scarcely make the course by exerting his maximum powers with full attendance, how can he be expected to make it, say with only two-thirds or three-fourths attendance? It is not possible for very many boys and girls of grammar school ages to attend school only three-fourths or two-thirds of the time aiyl get what experts ad mit la a test of the best powers to ob tain In four-fourths time. In all prob ability more failures between the ages of 7 and 14 are due to irregular at tendance than to any other one cause. Parents should think of this and those who proceed on the theory that It Is doing the child a kindness to let him stay out of school now and then should stop to consider this: If, as experts say, the course is above rather than below the abilities of the average child, how does it lighten the child's task to permit him to attend irregu larly, thus requiring htm to do in part time what it takes his level best to do In full time? Of course circumstances arise that sometimes compel a child's absence from school. This fact should make regular attendance when possible all the more urgent. Not & Dogmatic Age. Dogmatism in Christianity has been condemned by William Adams Brown of Union Theological seminary, one of the eminent theologians of the coun try, as destructive in its tendency of the real, practical good of the faith. He attacks the old Idea of interpreting the Bible simply as a miraculous and unerring book, contending that this theory Is inimical to the largest satis faction of Christianity, as well as a distortion of the facts and influence of the Bible. He would have the church study the Bible for its por trayal of practical life, character and moral teaching as they apply to every day activities and the Immediate needs of the human race. Christ had a great social purpose, he says, and he went about meeting it in a most matter-of-fact way. Why is it necessary to look over these experiences in the Bible and pretend to find its genuine in spiration in the exceptional miracles and parables? Dr. Brown Is not alone in his attack upon dogmatism in religious teachings and practices. The trend of modern thought la all on his side. This is not the day of the dogmatist, in religion or anything else. The world is too generally enlightened, people are too much bent on finding the truth to be content with dogmatism in any form. This is a tolerant age, but not tolerant enough to admit Infallibility in any thing short of the Infinite. Men pre fer to study and think as their own minds and reason, guided by the light of the truth as they see it dictate for themselves. They demand intellectual emancipation in all the schools of thought and research, and this is not undermining the system of Christian ity, but instead it ia contributing to its stability and strength and potency as the great soul-stirring, mind-moving power of the universe. Dogmatism could not thrive in a day where popular government is reaching out its influences in such a wide scope as the present It needs a different atmosphere to grow in, where the mass of the people look to an acknowledged leader for their pre digested mind food and people are not doing that today." No institution, no system of mental or moral Instruction or influence, needs to be more careful to avoid dog matism than the church and the Chris tian religion, in the former days when the church set Itself up in the more restricted sense as the . substitute of the kingdom of God on earth, instead of drawing men into It and teaching them the true ways to righteousness, it set up bars and barriers by its -very dogmatism that kept men out of its folds and possibly discouraged their search for what the church called the "Great Truth." But this fault can be alleged against the church today only In sporadic cases. In the main It is making splendid headway toward truer, better and sounder religion. I Beauty a Bar to Bushiest t Homely girls are so rare in St. Louis that a florist, who wants one for cash ier, is compelled to seek her through the channel of the want ad. He wants an "ugly girl or woman" because the pretty ones have all quickly Jeft his employ to get married and he finds it impossible to keep a good-looking cashier. This la a remarkable coincidence of beauty as a bar to business and a step to matrimony, and must suggest to some fair ones who would prefer to be married rather than remain single the golden opportunities awaiting them in the florist shops of St. Louis. On to St. Louis, girls! Tis the mecca of your hopes, the chance of your lives. It is your own fault If you fall to find the one best man In the world. He Is looking for you at the counter of the rose-tinted, fragrant florist counters in this metropolis of old Missouri. And why is that not the most likely place of all to tempt Cupid, who has always found a plenti ful harvest among the flowers, rich with their intoxicating aroma. There Is only one more natural abiding place and that is out in the gardens where the lilies and roses and lilacs and but tercups grow. But one may wonder still how suc cessful this St. Louis florist will be in his quest. What woman is Koine to admit by her application for the place that she is ugly? And even if she were so honest and outspoken, with whom would the final abitrament rest? Per haps hers and the employer's ideas and Ideals of homeliness and pulchri tude would vary so widely as to ex clude her at last. But whatever th outcome may be, It only goes to show that Dan Cupid Is keeping faithful vigil for fair victims wherever he may set his trap. Colonel Roosevelt and Mr. Bryan might sit down and rub liniment on each other's bumps, says the Wall fctreet Journal, typical, of the Wall street view, but if helping the bumps is to be the object of the liniment, would It not be better to wait until the New York state convention Is over to be sure Mr. Bryan were sitting down with the real victim? Colonel Watterson should rejoice that he has extracted the first sem blance, of a concession from Mr. Bryan, who ia response to the Kentucky edi tor's appeal to "be good," says he will "think about it." That la further than he has ever done and even if he never does more than "think about It," the colonel may flatter himself that he has scored at least one point In these fourteen years. The Beef trust Is said to be under fire In Boston. Still, no use to divert any of the government's troops from the western forest reserves for a little bean shooter blase like that. Colonel Watterson tells Mr. Bryan that the democrats who opposed him In 1896 are all dead, but himself. Is not that a little strong, colonel? , i raaa Him t'p. Wall Street Journal, No man Is worth his salt who cannot give 100 per cent of service whether the "boss" Is looking or not A Common Problem. Philadelphia Bulletin. About the hardest conservation nrohlrm the country faces today Is the old, old problem of conserving the family pocket- book. Training; Put to I se. Baltimore American. It now apepara that Bwano Tumbo did not have the practice and experience of going through those African jungles hunt ing wild game for nothing. Common Source of Numbers. New York Herald. The census report say the country's growth depends on Immigrants and their progeny. Certainly! If It wasn't far these only the Indians would be here. Practically I'dsbIoiosi, Boston Herald. General Grant's proposition that In case of war automobile owners be compelled to give up their cars to the government at cost Isn't alarming. Most ot them would be willing. Economy la Borrowing. Cleveland Plain Dealer. We are told that an aeroplane may be bought for 11,600, but that It will cost 82,000 in breakage before one learna to fly. The beet plan appears to be to borrow one's neighbor's machine to learn on. Who Hm the Goods f Chioago Post. The United States forest servloe la adver- tlklng for a xylotomlaL We are not quite certain what a xylotomlat Is, but the man in the flat overhead plays something that sounds like It every night. . Real Insurgents in Prospect. Baltimore American. The women voters of Colorado have nominated a woman as one of the state's candidates for congress. It is safe to say that if a woman goes to the legislative halls of the nation, the "Insurgency" now prevailing there will look like a meek little sputter In the candle besides the real thing an up-to-date woman will show them. Tra ditions will fly before her vaocuum-clean-ing oratory and the Idols of precedent wlU tumble at her touch. UNCLE SAM'S FAMILY. Significant Tendencies Noted la the Census Retnsna. New York Times. The population ot the United States has been augmented by 9.000.00Q Immigrants in the last docaJe. These, together with 6.000,- 000 or 6,000,000 of natural Increase a large part of these additional' millions being the native children of immigrants will make up the total gain In population since 1900. This country has In its 'brief existence witnessed the greatest floods of immigra tion of all time. The Immigrants come to build our railroads, our highways, our subways, to dig ditches and drains, to blat In mines and Quarries, to cut the fotest. till the farms, and, the female portion of them, to do the nation's house work. Most of the disagreeable chores and the hard, strenuous manual labor we de pend on them to do. This dependence can not last. Whut shall we do when the streams of Immigration dwindle? American parents are Intent upon educating their chlldron above the cruder oocupations. The Immigrants are already fewer in comparison with the gross (population of 00,000.000. Labor It growing dearer. What shall be done when the professions become more cho'.ied and the trades are deserted? Our Birthday Book August 88, 1810. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who bears the most Uustrtous name In German lit erature, was born Aug. 28, 1749 at Frank fort and died In 1832 at Weimar. . Among his many works, "Faust" Is generally con sidered his masterpiece. Count Leo Tolstoi, the. celebrated Rus sian author, Is 12 years old today. He preaches and practices the doctrine of non-resistance, and Is the best known Russian of the uay. Bellamy Btorer, former ambassador to Italy, who figured In a notable corre spondence with President Roosevelt, was born August 28, 1867 In Cincinnati. He Is a lawyer by profession, and was mem ber of congress before he went into the diplomatic corps. t Francis O. Newlands. United States senator from Nevada, Is sixty-two. He was born In Natchez, Miss., and ctjjie to the front In the free sliver movement culminating In 1 898. William Htapleton, editor of the Denver Republican, was born August 88, 1867, at Milwaukee. He has been In the news paper business for forty years. Charles 8. Elgutter, with law offices In the Bee building, was born August 28, 1881, at Sun Jose, Cat. He was educated In Phillips academy and Harvard university, and was a member ot the Omaha school board for one term. Frank B. Johnson, secretary and mana ger of the Omaha Printing Company, Is celebrating his fiftieth birthday. He'was born at Rock Bluffs, Neb., and started out originally as teller In ...e Omaha National bank. John W. Towle, civil engineer and con tractor. Is Just -ilrty-eight. He was born -at Falls City, Neb., and graduated at Cornell and la now the head of several bridge companies. D. Clem Leaver, general agent for the land department of the Burlington, was born August 28, 1814. He is a native of Ohio. He was twice appointed mem ber of the Board of Fire and Police com missioners and wss for five years re ceiver of the United States land office at O'Neill. He has been with the Burling ton since 1606. Horsce 11. Corneau, one of Omaha's policemen. Is Just thirty-one. He was born at Decatur, and received his star In 1908. Dallas C. Rich, of the Omaha police de partment. Is 28 years old today. He la a native of Kansas, and haa been two year on tha lime. PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE. Even a weather man earns a slice df cake occasionally. ' Starting In as a scorcher, the last week of summer overturned the Icebox and scooted for cover. The Oklahoma branch ot the Ananias club Is enjoying the greatest prosperity experi enced since the sooners rushed over the Kansas border. Having convinced themselves that they have not received their full share of the automobile loot, garage owners In New York City have advanced their charges 20 per cent. By the deft touch of a penman the word "no" was substituted for "any" In the pu,re food act ot Bouth Dakota, and the "Joker" saved venders of adulterated food from prosecution. A noted weather prophet of Canada, Prof. K. Stone Wiggins, died at Ottawa last Bun- day, aged 71. Twenty years ago his re marks on the weather . rivalled campaign predictions In public esteem. Experience and observation covering a period of five years convinces Prof. Garner that monkey talk develops twenty-eight different sounds. Evidently the professor did not get his ear close to the ground when a primary recount contest was on. The Des Moines spirit of boost overflows In the double number of the Midwestern, "a magaslne of appreciation," published by Carolyn M. Ogllvie at the Iowa capital, it Is an attractive and helpful number, copi ously illustrated with capital scenery and progress, and scores of portraits of men and -women whose energetlo co-operation makes the Iowa world move. If the members of the American Press Humorists' association are alive to the In terest of tha order, heroic measures should be taken to suppress the storied gags pub lished In the anniversary souvenir of the Baltimore American. Antedating Joe Mil ler's beet efforts by a quarter of a century and bearing the vintage label of 1778, they have earned official Interment beyond range of repeUtlon. Let the living Jokers bury the dead. HBALTH AS A PUBLIC ASSET. Conservation of Hints Life snendnble Policy. New York World. a Com- The Pennsylvania State Board of Health reports that the expenditure of 83.0OP.OO0 in four years In the Interest of the public health has resulted In saving 838,000,000 to the commonwealth. This ia conservation of a moat desirable quality. It goes toward maintaining those greatest resources of a state which Tie In a people rich in physical and mental well-being. The Pennsylvania board hag fought diph theria effectively with antitoxin. It has re duced the death-rate from consumption, "the white plague," from 1.14 to 120 per 1,000, and is about to do belter by adding two new tuberculosis colonies to the one now In operation. It has cut the typhoid rate in half by shutting off fever-breeding nui sances in streams, open drains and unsan itary premises. When Dr. Wiley waa reminded In Wash ington Saturday of commercial interests Involved under the rigor of his pure-food rulings, "I don't give a hang," said he, "for the business world. What I care for la the health of the people." As the Penn sylvania board shows us In figures, public good health is a publlo asset. , i PREACHER AMD HIS PAY. Transition from the Pnlpit to the , Footlights. i Chioago Record-Herald. The minister who last week gave" up the pulpit for the stage was not the flrot of his profession to take the step, but he is the first to enter comic opera and also the first to take his wife into it with him. Earlier clerical venturers Into the drama have generally, professed a high Intellectual ambition in the direction of Shakespeare. The newest convert to the footlights waa not only a minister but the son of a min ister. Tet one may well doubt the authen ticity of his "call." WukIo seems to have been a stronger influence with him than theology. A still stronger influence ap pears to have been the necessity of earn ing an adequate living a feat of ever in creasing difficulty, as it would seem, in the ministry.' The salary was too low. The increased cost of living has hit the pulpit as well as the pews. The pews, while Mcognlslng the fact as regards themselves, have rather blinked it as regards the pul pit The laborer is worthy of his hire, and this fact must be borne in mind by con gregations If still further defections among the preachers are not to occur. BEATS THB ARMY MULE. Pliers nnd Flying- Machines aa Fac tors la Fatar Ware. Chicago Inter Ocean. The chief of the signal corps, no doubt taking the cue. from General Grant's rec ommendation with regard to automobiles, wants a law passed to make all aeroplanes, with their owners or operators, liable to draft in time of war. So a dispatch from Washington Informs us. The suggestion must strike even a layman as extremely wise. With a full supply of aeroplanes at Its disposal, the army should be able to fall on the opposing forces more often and more unexpectedly .than It has heretofore been able to do. The aeroplane, In point of fact, seems specially designed to per mit people to fall unexpectedly, and with crushing effect, on objects or persons, In this respect It la superior to even the army mule. Perhaps the chief ot the signal corps has In mind at present little t more than the utilization of the drafted aero planes and operators In connection wltb slgpal operations. But It requires little Imagination to see that this will probably be the least Important of the services they will eventually render to the army. Painless Annexation. Boston Transcript, The annexation of Korea by Japan will not be a painful operation. It will consist of little more than the documenting with much profusion of signatures and sealing max of what has long bean an accomplished fact. The emperor of Korea and other notabilities will be comfortably provided for and the common people will have to accept the situation with the best grace that the presence of Japanese bayonets recommends. The annexation means the tearing up of many treaties, but that Is something the world la becoming used to and against which It utters little protrst when the destroyers are strong. Frosh 17. 1 nod Hard Coal 010.50 Havens-White Coal Co. 1618 Farnam St. Omaha, Neb. TaUphonaa Oeutlaa t30, Intl. A-1t8l. The Brown Truck Mfg. Co City Office and Salesrooms, latti and Harney. Orpheum Dldgr. II it a Track Ton Wut, Wt Aiki It Ctll or Telephone Dou, 2964 SERMONS BOILED DOWN. Duty Is never done bv dreaming of It. A small religion wUl never draw M mm The only way to feel right Is t. gel right. It takes more than polishing to nial.s men shine. Faith Is more than taking everyone at his face value. Much of our education la only an attempt to polish putty. The louder the pious bluffing the less the heavenward hauling. .a Few things have less feeling th:f? the piety that Is all feeling. When a man always does what he wants no one wants what he does. Progre Is to be known by develnplng consciousness of the unaltalned. You are not Retting ready to shine In glory by withholding your light here. Grunting would not be ao much of a sin if the grunters did not demand an audi ence. Repentance may have tears, but It Is never genuine with endeavor for better things. The blessing of prayer Is not a reward for telling the omnlecent all about our neighbors. Most fads are winnowing winds, the less the weight the greater the speed with which they are followed Chicago Tribune. DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES. Pulsatilla Well. I suppose you and Har old have kissed and made up. Stllllngla no, Indeed! We we made up first. Chicago Tribune. Belle. Nellie, dear, may I Introduce you to my fiance? Nellie. Delighted to meet you, sir. All of your predecensors have been such bully fellows. Cleveland Leader. Ella Nothing very serious about her. Htella. I should say not. If that woman knew the world was coming to an end next week. It would be Just like her to write to a newspaper, asking what to do for black heads. Harper's Bazar. With a sudden cry Clorinda fell on hie neck. "Then you love me!" he ecstatically mur mured. "No," she coldly replied as she finally straightened up. You are quite mistaken. I got my feet skewed In this ding blistered hobble skirt." Cleveland Plain Dealer.. "Th. man ... Vi n V . ..... 1 l-f, V. - 4m,M his living by the pen." 'So be does.' "He doesn't look like acter," literary char- "He iBn't. He's the warden of a state prison." Baltimore American. The Iowa woman whose husband "struck her In the coliseum" can sympathise with the Boston man who "was shot In the gas house." And both of them can afford to give a little pathetlo consideration tq fJie Chicago girl who "was tanning on he, Vacation." Cleveland Plain Dealer. " 'Scuse me, ma'am." said the hobo to the lady at the front door, "can yous spare a pore beggar a copper?" "Certainly answered the lady, and, turn ing to a speaking tube, she called: "Jane, send that policeman you have in the kitchen up here at once." But the hobo was beating It up the near est alley. Chicago News. ' Auntie Back from the sewing circle? I suppose you are making a crazy quilt for poor old lady Jones? Gwendolyn Not much. Each girl brought a piece of busted auto and we are going to have them put together into a new machine for poor divorced Mrs. Uplsh. Puck. "There la no use talking about It," said the stern old maiden aunt, with a snap of her firm mouth. "When two silly folks like you put your beada into the matrimon ial noose " "Yes, aunty?" "You ought to hang together." Baltimore American, "Here's a man returns to his wife aftex an Absence of twenty years." "What excuse did he give for staying; away all that timer "Bald he couldn't ' get the samphf matched." Washington Herald. AT TEE 8ET OF THE SUN. Pall Mall Gaaette. At the sot of the aun, When our work Is done. With all its tangled web; When the clouds drift low, And the stream runs slow. And life is at 1U abb. As we near the goal. When the golden bowl Shall be broken at Its fount. With what aweeteet thought i Shall the hour be fraught. What precious most shall we count? Not the flame of the sword, Nor the wealth we have stored In perishable things of earth Not the way we have trod With the Intellect broad. Though that were of precious worth. 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