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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, ss.
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changed aa often aa req nested.
Made up your Christmas shopping
list yet? If not, get busy.
A fircleBs cooker setting Are to
bouse is the irony of fate with
It seems that 1810 was a much bet
ter year to start a revolution in Mex
ico than 1910.
It will be interesting to see what
effect the minority vote has on Chau
Denver is advocating a hall of fame
.'for "women. Wo nominate Mary Mac
Leaa and Carrie Nation.
Unless those war correspondents de
cree otherwlso, the Mexican insurrec-
rection may be considered about over.
Our idea of a rough house would be
the effect of Dr. Cook again asking the
freedom of the city of the Danish
It is said Mr. Bryan threatens to
take a hand in Texas politics. What
have the democrats down there done
Los Angeles wants 1,000,900 popu
lation by 1920. Perhaps that might
bring its bank clearings up to
Uncle Joe Cannon arrived In Washing
ton smiling. News Item.
That must be the "smile that won't
come off," then.
"What can a turkey give thanks
for?" asks the Washington Post. Why,
for being alive, since dead ones are
out of the running.
Mayor Gaynor says, "All good is of
low growth.". Is that a left-handed
compliment to these recent mushroom
An official commission to settle the
correct way of spelling the name of
the late Count Tolstoi, or Count Tol
toy, might help some; "
South Carolina boasts a hen that
can elng. As an old song - used t6
run, "There's a boy In South Carohna
has a rooster that, can crow'
; Business methods applied to church
finance is the cry of leading denomina
tions. As Paul put It. "Let all things
be done decently and In order."
Chicago theater-goers turned in
14 8,000 as Sarah Bernhardt' share
on her recent appearance there; we as
sume with the understanding that it
waa her last farewell.
The young woman in Wisconsin
whose fiance failed to. show up at the
altar married one of the guests who
offered himself a substitute, or, aa it
may later appear, as a sacrifice.
It la observed that the Illnola Cen
tral was not one of the roads joining
in the proposition to hire Attorney
Brandels at his own salary if he would
show them how to save a million a
A kind friend of Senator Beverldge
kaa figured it out that he did not go
to the bottom of that tidal wave, but
was nearer the aurface than the aver
age mariner. Doubtless the senator
' appreciates that conaolatlon, but It
does not reverse the vote In the legislature.
Overdoing; the Parole Syitem.
The system of paroling prisoner
convkted of crime has been adopted
In amoBt of our states and also by the
federal government, and there Is no
question as to Its merit and wisdom if
carefully administered. Hut neither
Is there any question but that the
parole system may be overdone and
that the careless and Indiscriminate
paroling of dangerous prisoners may
lead to abuses more tbam offsetting the
Just now the Chicago Examine! Is
doing praiseworthy work In directing
public attention to evils growing out
of the looseness of the parole system
In Illinois, where rases have recently
come up proving prisoners enjoying
successive paroles to have been turned
out merely to take up their careers of
crime where Wt off. It reminds us
that the chief object in Imprisoning
criminals Is to protect . society, and
while the reformation of the crimlnar
himself Is a desirable thing, It is sec
ondary to the main purpose, which Is
too frequently defeated by the parole
The Justification of the parole sys
tem lies In Its application to first
offenders who give evidence that they
are not hardened criminals and would
take advantage of the opportunity to
reform and earn an honest living.
Most of the parole laws limit their
benefits to first offenders, yet are
broken down through the difficulty of
ascertaining whether the prisoner Is
really a first offender or has had long
experience in crime. Our prison rec
ords are so defective that prison offi
cials can seldom tell whether a pris
oner has been Incarcerated elsewhere,
and it is to the interest of the convict
to conceal a discreditable record.
There Is still this difficulty, too, that
the first punishment does not neces
sarily mean the first offense, so that
many a hardened criminal can qualify
under the terms of the parole law
simply because he has skilfully ana
successfully avoided the penalty for
In Illinois, and we have every reason
to believe, also, in Nebraska, the
parole law has been cunningly used
as a 'device to nullify the sentence of
the. court. A former warden of the
Nebraska penitentiary proceeded on
the bad theory that it was his duty to
get rid of his prisoners as soon as pos
sible and went to all sorts of lengths
to help them secure paroles, some of
them on most flimsy pretenses of com
plying with the law. Paroled prison-
erg are supposed to continue under
prison surveillance, to be responsible
to the employer In whose service they
are put, and to report periodically by
letter; but It la notorious that these
requirements are seldom met, and that
once out of the penitentiary on parole
is as good aa a pardon or discharge.
. r , , .t. . , T
woraea up uy me crimes ana mur
ders of paroled prisoners, the Chicago
Examiner is demanding radical re
vision of the parole law. If paroles
are to be granted at all it wants the
power of parole limited to prisoners
whose applications are approved by
the court In which the crime is tried
and the burden of proof put upon the
applicant to show that he Is . not an
habitual criminal. This demand
seems to us reasonable and equally
applicable to Nebraska as to Illinois.
Corporations and the Law. '
Accepting the technical reasons for
exculpating the Standard Oil company
In the long-pending litigation termi
nated byhe court's order for an ac
quittal In Tennessee, thoughful people
must see In this case ample ground for
believing with Dr. Woodrow Wilson
that "The present task of the law is
nothing less than to rehabilitate the
individual. To undo enough of what
we have done in the development of
our lawa of corporations to give direct
access to the individual."
Here Is a case Involving the guilt or
Innocence of a powerful corporation
which requires four years of tedious
litigation to determine. If the same
courts and juries had been dealing dl
rectly with Individuals they would
have come to a verdict In a fraction
of the time. Aa conditions exist the
law is not easily applicable to the cor
poration and the corporation is not
easily susceptible to legal processes.
We are not getting the results we
should in dealing with large organi
sations and the fault, wherever it lies,
is too serious long to be passed over.
Dr.. Wilson in 'his address on "The
Lawyer and the Community," holds
the lawyer largely to blame, though
giving due consideration to the prob
lem of applying the law to corpora
tions. Taking the lawyers of whom
he is one to task for drifting away
"from the service of the nation" Into
specialized fields of practice and re
minding them "that no matter what
the exactions of modern legal business,
thev are not the servants of
special Interests, but the guard
ians of the general peace," he "de
clared: Tha major premise of all law Is moral
responsibility, tha moral responsibility of
Individuals for their arts and conspiracies;
and no other foundation can any man lay
upon which a stable fabric of equitable
Justice can be reared.
Conceding the necessity for great
corporations, be insists that they must,
through the individuals, be held to the
same accountability of law, civil and
criminal, to which people of separate
Interests are held. He declares that
"managers of corporations themselves
know the men who originated the acts
charged against them as done in con
travention of law." It Is folly to deny
this and a miserable commentary upon
the potency of law to aay that our
courts cannot get at. these responsible
persons. Nor will it do to plead the
Injustice of picking out a few Individ
uals for punishment on the theory
that they ar dummies, acting under
corporate orders. Dr. Wilson's pre
scription Is, "If you will put one or
two conspicuous dummies In the peni
tentiary, there will be no more dum
mies for hire."
Dr. Wilson appeals to lawyers "to
see to It that no man's powers exceed
his legal and personal responsibili
ties." This Is along the line that
President Taft has also been working
In his efforts at reform of the Judi
ciary and simplification of Judicial
procedure. When the rank an 8 file
of lawyers come to heed this appeal
the problem of fitting the law to cor
porations and vice versa will be far
Box Office Values.
Much stage talent Is not valued on
its merits today, but on Its drawing
powers Instead. Particularly Is this
true with vaudeville performers. The
box office is too often the leveler, the
gauge that determines the stipend
with this class of "actors." The sal
ary depends entirely on how badly the
public wants to see the exhibit. Ex
ceptional talent of a peculiar kind may
go unnoticed where mediocre talent,
or no talent at all, may be rewarded
by fulsome praise and plethoric purse.
For Instance, Mr. Bill Puncher, late
of the fistic arena, where he has laid
some combatant low with a faithful
solar plexus, or a straight right to
Jaw, may not by any stretch of histri
onic imagination be regarded as an
actor, and yet the Honorable Puncher
may be the top liner on the bill, so far
as the money goes. He gets It be
cause he can draw it at the door.
Prize fighters and ball players and
wrestlers all good enough in their
way, but not actors have found a
financial niece a on the stage in late
years, and so have persons from less
legitimate spheres of activity looking
for profitable means of cashing in pub
licity achieved in divers ways.
Vet vaudeville remains a popular
brand of stagecraft. And It has, of
course, its good points. It probably
can offer some good arguments for its
policy of capitalizing public charac
ters regardless of their ability to en
tertain, the simplest one being that the
people want to see or hear them. That,
of course, may not b warrant enough
to satisfy those who think that higher
levels of merit should be maintained,
and it Is gratifying to know that a few
theatrical managers are among this
class of critics.
The Future of Our Army.
The policy which will determine the
future of our army is again becoming
a live iBsue, and we will before long
have to decide once more whether to
adhere to our traditional notion of a
standing army maintained simply as
a nucleus for expansion in timo of war
or to discard that idea for something
that looks better.
uenerai rrea Grant Is quoted as
saying that the United States will have
to come In time to some plan of con
scrlptlon or enforced military service
such as prevails in continental Europe,
and he points out Its advantages as an
agency of education as well as of mil
itary discipline. General Grant, how
ever, puts the adoption of compulsory
enlistment far into the future, even
while expressing the conviction that
we are bound to come to It. On the
other hand. General Leonard Wood,
who, as chlef-of-staff. Is now active
head of the army, is recommending
the increase of the regulars up to the
full legal quota and co-ordination with
the National Guard so as to give the
government immediate recourse to an
army strength of uniformly drilled
and seasoned soldiers equal to both'
The plan proposed by General Wood
appeals to us as much more feasible
and less at variance with our past his
tory than that of General Grant.
While every patrotic citizen wants the
nation to be fully prepared for defense
against encroachments from abroad
and to maintain order at home, few
of us are yet ready to admit the neces
sity of making the United States an
overstocked arsenal merely to imitate
certain foreign countries. Most of us
prefer to hope that the universal ten
dency will be toward disarmament on
land, as well aa on sea, and that our
policy of maintaining the smallest reg
ular army consistent with safety may
be adopted by other nations converted
by our more peaceable example.
' Moral Tone of Newspapers.
"Newspapers as a medium for mak-
lng bad boya good waa advocated by
L. W. Rader of Columbia school In the
pedagogical clinic of the St. Louis So
ciety of Pedagogy," says the Globe
Democrat. "He says that to have the
active boya collect newspaper clippings
will cause them to read, keep their
minds free from mischief and create
in them a desire to learn."
This method is not entirely new nor
native to St. Louis. It Is, in fact,
practiced by some teachers In Omaha
public schools, though not, so far as
we are Informed, in a systematic way,
It is not necessarily an indication of a
bad boy to find one with extra time on
his hands. One boy may have the
capacity for getting his lessons in
much shorter period than another,
and he may be a nervous little fellow
who needs to have all hla time occu
pled to keep him out of mischief. For
such as he this plan should work ad
Newspapers are, or ought to be, pri
marlly educational in their character
and Influence. They are not so only
when they depart from the fundameo
tal principle of being a newspaper.
Being educative, they should be of
such character that children, as well
as adults, could read them without im
pairing their moral sensibilities. Here
comes in the obligation of the news
paper to see to It that what It prints
Is fit to be read In the school room or
at the fireside. Of course, many
events of news character and Impor
tance transpire which In themselves
are Indelicate, but It Is even possible,
where It Is necessary to chronicle
them, to present them In such form
as to minimize their repulslveness.
No newspaper Is warranted In mag
nifying vice, though It Is lamentably
true that many prefer to emphasize
and sensationalize just this kind of
matter. When this is the case the
moral obligation divides Itself between
the Immoral paper and the person
The newspaper forms such a vital
element In the public life that it
should aim high both In moral and In
tellectual tone in drder to wield a
Virtue of the Land Shows.
Land shows, auch as given in Chi
cago and Pittsburg and soon to be
given in Omaha, are chiefly educa
tional in their purpose and influence.
They are commercial only Indirectly.
The essential motive back of them is
to show people something of the re
sources of the land In the west "bf
which most of them know compara
tively little. It seems to us this is the
most practical way of getting people
interested in the land, the moBt ef
fective way of promoting and expedit
ing settlement, which can be adopted.
People will visit one of these shows
who would not be reached by any
other agency of this propaganda and
most of them are open to conviction
on the land question. Here they can
not only hear of what has been done
and of what may be done on western
and, but they can see for themselves
what Is done and with the lectures
of scientific men, students of the situ
ation, to supplement the exhibits, they
may get first-hand the fullest informa
tion. As a rule our people who live In
cities, particularly those who never
get much beyond the limits of the
larger cities, know practfcally nothing
of the undeveloped resources and the
amazing opportunities of this empire
of the west. Many who want to make
a change and have the means to make
it, lack the confidence which comes
only from knowledge of how 'to go
about taking the first step. For such,
these land shows are the very best
kind of educational institutions. They
should, therefore, receive the earnest
co-operation of the public. The big
gest interest in this country today Is
right out here in the west where the
Immortal work of empire building is
going on'. It is too bad that more
people who need such opportunities
as are here offered have not before
availed themselves of them.
The old church chimes are rapidly
passing with the tall Bteeple and many
other distinctive features of a more
characteristic period of piety, , -'M
when the church and the church-goer
stood out more markedly frofft the rest
of the world than they do today.
Whether their apparent distinction
was a real one as compared with the
present or not we do not pretend to
say, but somehow In their effacemeat
by the stern customs of a more prag
matic age something seems to be lost.
Perhaps it would not do to have the
old spiral steeple today, but somehow
it seemed to point the way upward.
Perhaps it would not do to have
chimes pealing out their anthems of
praise from every edifice today, but
somehow they seemed to attune the
minds and hearts of men to the spirit
of cheerful reverence that made wor
ship more natural.
Often when one pauses amid the din
and whir of modern progress to In
quire the reason why of so many
changes no one can give a satisfactory
answer. We imagine It is so in this
case of the chimes and lofty steeple,
more in the former even than the
latter. Architectural symmetry mleht
suffer with tall spires. They might
never conform to the modern styles
on which church buildings are now
constructed. Of course. It cannot be
denied that some improvement has
been made in the modern styles of
architecture, though it is not general.
But as for the chimes, which a few
churches still decline to give up, it
seems modern ways could afford to
make a concession to the past for their
retention, or rather their restoration.
They had a function to perform. They
called people to worship on the Sab
bath or on feast days throughout the
year, just as the old bell In the tower
of tho rural church told men when the
hour of "meetln' " had come and
tolled out their years at death.
llen radically differ in their attempt
to appraise Tolstolam. This perhaps
is inevitable because of the strange
contradictory nature of the man and
bis peculiar philosophy, which so
many found to be unreasonable. But
as a man of sincere convictions about
moral and social subjects, who exerted
himself to live what b? preached, the
world generally agrees. That It de
nies him to have been the "prophet of
a new dispensation, the bead of a cult
that was to possess the world," Is no
111 commentary on his simple virtues,
but rather bis stability of character,
for he changed his views too often to
hand down any fixed form of living
philosophy. It la his genius in litera-
ture that will make him Immortal.
There he shone, and there he will con
tinue to shine, no matter about the
Idlosyncracles of his social and moral
Tolstoi was hailed as the "great
aimstle of love." Indeed, men like
Mr. Bryan hold him la this capacity
as a world example. But his Ideas
and Impulses here are as strange and
paradoxical as they are on some other
matters. True, hla heart wrung for
the poor peasant and the oppressed
wherever or whoever they might be;
wrung so bitterly that he even at
tempted to live the life of a peasant.
This, of course, he could not do, and
therefore he did not vitally help the;
peasants, because, while observing
some Of their modes of living he Still,
until within a few days of his death,
failed to disassociate himself entirely
with other forms and favors no
peasant could ever possess.
But what kind of love is that that
prompts a man at SO years by his
desertion to pierce the hearts of hie
faithful, aged wife, and devoted daugh
ter until they bleed, that he may show
forth his amazing sympathy for those
outside his friendly family circle
Such a love will always strike practi
cal men as anomalous, and it can
never distinguish the man an the su
preme apostle of tenderness and com
passion. Score one for Mr. Bryan. He has
unearthed one prediction of his which
has come true. He recalls that when
last June he urged Ohio democrats to
nominate a candidate for senator over
the protests of John R. McLean he
stated in the Commoner at the time
that Mr. McLean objected to senatorial
nomination for the reason that he de
sired to be a candidate himself and
preferred to risk bis chances with the
legislature rather than with the peo
ple. Denials were then forthcoming,
but "time has justified the Common
er's warning," declares Mr. Bryan now.
What has Mr. McLean to say to that?
A little settlement of people In Ver
mont had no church, and as there were
not enough of any one denomination
to support an organization they
formed a union church, amalgamating
half a dozen creeds and sects. That
Is church unity up to date, and It Is
doubtful if three persons in the con
gregation can tell the difference from
Sunday to Sunday In the doctrine their
pastor preaches and what they thought
waa the only doctrine they could
Perusal of the Commoner fails to
indicate any disposition on the part of
Mr. Bryan to harmonize with the so
called "conservatives," which name he
thinks is merely a new disguise cov
ering the old "reorganlzers." The
democratic "conservatives" will do
well to hark back to what happened
to the "reorganlzers" in 1904, when
their candidate for president was
buried deeper than ever was Mr.
Des Moines papers are printing the
picture of a -magnificent new twelve
story hotel to make which materialize
public-spirited citizens are earnestly
laboring. The- building and furnish
ings are estimated to call for an in
vestment of $750,000. If Des Moines
succeeds in this laudable enterprise it
will be up to Omaha to move for a new
$1,000,000 hotel and to keep at it un
til this most long-felt need is supplied.
Some American lawyers, who deal
principally in technicalities, would
have to learn all over again to prac
tice in those English courts, wher
Justice comes rushing in on you before
you know it. There must be a differ
ence in trying to get Justice and trying
to beat it.
Time to Cat the Claws.
Postmaster General Hitchcock la after
wildcat promoters. For mueh too long a
time these human felines have been using
Uncle Sam's mallbags to carry away their
Wis Will .Start (he Procession f
What employer of labor will further the
suggestion of the postoffice as to early
mailing of Chrlotiraa gifts by paying work
folk a week In advance just before the
holiday season T
ltrllef (or l mr Uuvki,
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Now Senator Carter la suggested for the
supreme court Carter la soon to lose his
toga owing to the fact that the people of
Montana were unkind enough to elect a
democratic, assembly. But isn't the supreme
court rather a high roosting place fur
Aa Editor's Kursklng Ursire.
We don't care anything about nude fig
ures or undressed art, but we have a sneak
ing desire to Bee how a fat woman looks
when she Is without a corset. The fatter
a woman the tighter she draws her corset.
We don't know anything about such things,
but we have a notion that some of these
fat women flatten out all over tho floor
when they unloosen their corsets at night.
Our Birthday Book.
IToTember 97, 1S1X
Robert R. Livingston, jurist and states
man, known as "Chancellor Livingston,"
was born November 27, 1777, and died In
ls.ll II was one of committee appointed
by the continental congress to draw the
Declaration of Independence, and as Amer
ican minister to France negotiated the
purchase of the Louisiana territory.
Jesse Root, Judge of the supreme court
of Nebraska Is Just 60 year old today.
He Is a native of Illinois and represented
the Cass county district in the state sen
ate, being appointed to the bench by Gov
Clinton Brome, of Brome. F.lllck &
Brome, atlorreys-at-la w, was born No
vember 27, ISM, at Norfolk. He graduated
in law from Creighton university and lias
Jutit been appointed assistant city attorney.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
As a resort of meather that makes living
worth while, the Missouri valley hits 'etn all
"beaten tr a frsrxle."
Five hundred dollars for a ttlp on an
aeroplane affords a ptacthal demonstration
of making money fly.
People afflicted with the chronic grouch
are Invited Payton, O.. where warring
undertakers offer special bargains for
1'roddlng ihe Idling throng with hatpins
labeled. "Do Your Christmas Shopping
Now," Is a shopgirl Idea with considerable
point to It.
Fate cuts strange rapera now and then.
The boot which lifted a Chicago count from
father-ln-law's payroll landed him on a
Chicago stage with a salary attached.
The movement to confer on l'rrsdent llm
an honorary membership In the lown-atid
Out club has seriously affected the health
of the movers who are moving out of range
Hy a series of brilliant "thought vibra
tions" the former Oinahan. Virgil O. Stiick-K-r.
clinched his grip on a snug salary as
leader of Mother Eddy s host In New York.
Karly In Its career New York City got
the habit of burning hard coal and thus
escaped smoke clouds. Now the community
is vigorously protecting the precious hci It
age from smoking automobiles. More power
to the municipal elbow!
The most charitable man In Cincinnati
has gone the way of all things earthly.
Me possessed one of the precious stovepipe
hats, vintage of the ,ws. In (own. and
cheerfully loaned It for frolic or funeral.
Surely the world loses much when large
souls auch as his unfurl their wing. In
l'uring a performance of the old reliable,
"Ten Nights In a liar Room," in a Penn
sylvania town, the papier mache bottle
which the angry son shies at hi-.- soused
father proved to be real glass and caught
the old man between the eyes. . doctor
patched up the scars while the soloist
pumped soulful puTlios into the melody.
"Father. lcar Father. Come Home with
SOON, BI T OT TUII MMIV
Thonithts on ( hrUlnim
The general postoffiee makes an appeal
for Christmas givers to mall their pack
ages early so as to lessen the "(lay
before" crush. Last year a similar effort
was made, tho advice being given that
parcels could be labeled "not to be
opened till Christmas." But many wrote
this on the inside of the bundle. It being
found by tho department, letter mall was
charged and so there was confusion, de
lay and satisfaction. If the caution be
observed to put this request on the out
side of the package along with the ad
dress It will go as mulled. Storekeepers
too have annually urged early buying
And for this there Is good reason lwcause
there are likely to be smaller crowds and
more leisure for all concerned. So It might
be said that there Is good reason in the
request of the postofflce about mulling
early. But It must strike a fresh sensi
bility that there Is something a bit cold
blooded In sending a Christmas re
membrance some days before with the
caution about not opening It (which Is
seldom observed). In other words Is not
the whole tendency to take the edge off
the time? It seems so on reflection;
seems aa If we were making an end of
A general result has been to push for
ward the day. Christmas Is really coming
to be observed, so long before the date
that by that time there la nothing left
but a franle. The edge Is gone, the
sweetness evaporated. It is Indicative of
the restless spirit of change that seems
still to possess us. We get out the
"model" long before the date In more
things than motor cars and bicycles. It
Is reajly ferocious. We are like the dog
mat nous all or his meat at once and
goes hungry for the rest of theV. allotted
Let us shop early aa a matter of prep
aration and comfort, and let us send our
gifts In due season. But a gift too late
Is better than one too early. It Is not the
gift but the giving. It is not what one
does, but what one thinks. To think of
another at the gracious season, to mani
fest the thought In some small way, some
gift for a token, Is beautiful. It seasons
and tones lire and makes the way lighter
and brighter. But to be "gone" on the
subject, to feel that the giving of things
Is the purpose and that we should "hustle"
for fear that we shall not get the gift
In on the tick of the time In gross
perversion. Sanity and moderation have
their place and office here as In all things.
Let us give and be glad. But let us not
be over-anxious about the gift. The good
thought for which It stands will not lose
Its flavor soon. If ever. Perhaps good
thoughts never die. And that is one of
the blessings of Christmas time.
IP TO TICK MANAUKRS.
Let Them Know that Railroad Opera
tion la I p-to-Ualr,
Kansas City Star.
Certainly It will be an extraordinary out
come of this great rate case, If the attor
ney representing the shippers should suc
ceed in pointing out a way whereby the
railroad companies may Increase their net
earnings by reducing the cost of operation,
rather than by advancing their freight
rates. In view of the vast business of the
railroads, the high salaries they pay for
their executive officers, and the detailed
accounts they keep showing the cost per
ton per mile of hauling freight, the ex
pense per mile for running and keeping in
repair their cars and engines and all the
other numerous unit costs of transporta
tion. It Is natural to assume that they have
carried the art of accounting and manage
ment as near to perfection as has been
done In any other line of bus.ness.
But the evidence presented to the com
missioners in the last few days, at Wash
ington, prompted Commissioner T'routy to
say to the attorney for the shipper): "You
have proved your case so far as the gen
eral proposition Is concerned," meaning
that Immense savings can be effected by
the adoption of scientific management of
corporations. Now It remains for the rail
road managers to show whether thev have
been behind the times In this Important
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SECULAR SHOTS AT FULITT.
lioston Ti aiiM-rlpt l'a unililo expres
sions reitJiidi'ig Catlicllcs fr tn a M( thodist
bishop are not as um-oTnniou .is s-imn er
sotts l'flte. cl.ii'y when the Ms'iop I"
Midi a ft il-Moi'ded pci-Jon n l-.il llutlirs.
men of Valiten. a n.ittvc of Iowa, and edu
cated In Olio. .Ml In !1 the Methodist
church ha no stronger min than he.
Post n American: A Huston minister nv
that mothers Mioulil be pensioned and not
allowed to woik In lactorles and other hard
rmplo nu iit. This theory will meet with
even more energetic opposition tl an tin
otes for women. There Is strong ndvoiscy
In the latter case f' r women to rcmalg in
their homes, but the ndvo.-aoy weakens
when It comes to the advocates paying
taxes to keep women there.
Iondon Chronicle: A "smokers' pavilion"
attached to a church Is somewhat of a
novelty In the Hrltlvh deminlnn. A recent
visitor to KalgoorHe. the famous Western
Austialla gold Held, made and proclaimed
this discovery. It seems that In the early
years of the gold field there were many
diggeis dwelling In tents who never bur
dened themselves w.th Sunday clothes and
consequently never bothered alxuit going
to clHiri h. Anvio-i'- to attract this class ti e
minister of the CoiigreaCot.al church fitted
up an oi-cn air enelo'-uie in Which the men
could listen to the services l:i free and
easy fashion, without being embarrassed
with the formalities of Indoor worship. A
large archway was opened up In the side
of the church facing the enclosure and the
pulpit was so placed that the preacher
could he heard bv both congregations. The
Idea was successful, and the "smokers'
pavilion" (the occupants of the open air
enclosure exercised the privilege of smok
ing during the seiiiKm) became a popular
"Is there anything alarming about Jink's
"Something very alarming."
"What is It?"
".he sets the cloi-K to wake him at
In the morning." Haltlmore American.
"Why do yon armie with your wife?
Don't you know it doesn't do you a bit of
"Sure. 1 do. Hut I ain't got such a mean
disposition ns to deprive her of the
pleasure." Cleveland Leader.
"So your husband Is dead. Mrs. .lolly?
I am sure I am sorry for your loss."
"There ain't no loss, ma'am. We got his
Insurance." Chicago Tribune.
One fllrl Why do you Insist on marrying
Lighter? He isn't to be trusted.
The Other C.iil Why. I'd trust him with
"Hut I mean that lie is not to be trusted
with anything valuable that is er er."
Kansas City Journal.
Mrs-. Quaekenhoss Am o' daughtah
happily mar'd. Sister Sagg?
Mrs. Sagg She sho' Is'. Hress goodnesB,
she's done g it a husband dat's skeered to
death of her! Woman's Home Companion.
LIFE'S POETRY AND PROSE.
L. N. Kendall in the Record-Herald.
God wrote In prose when lie began creat
He lust made a man both kingly aiej
And then He made a poem for man's
And woman lived, a sweet, entrancing
And that is why the pages of life's story
Are written both In poetry and prose;
.Some dull with pain; some shining as
with glory, v
But why 'tis thus the Father only
Life cannot be, it seems, all warmth and
We must encounter chilling winds and
A swent, Inspiring poem follows after .
A chapter of the most prosaic prose.
Perhaps to know the beauties of tha
springtime . -
We needs must see the winter come and
Nor would we think the mountain crest
But for the humble valley far below..
The epics of the season, too, are written
At ttmuM In prose and then In lilting
How summer by the hand of time was
la told us by the grasses and the vines.
There Is no life by grief or discord sad
dened That does not have Its touch of lyrlo
A page Is turned, the weary eyes are
To see life's story rounding Into rhyme.
In many a cup the wormwood Is not
In many a rose the thorn is never
But oftentimes a precious crmnce Is wasted
To hearken to life's harmony of sound.
Sometimes, somehow, perhaps we shall
How best to mitigate all earthy woes.
When We have learned life's lesson to the
There will not be a thorn beside the rose
Fur tliosp. whose nose-knows
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