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rhaaared aa oftea aa reqaeaied.
The surest way to almte the speed
nuisance is to Blacken tbe speed.
To the auto speeder:
to speed up, don't.
The bloodhounds trailing the dyna
miters furnished good publicity to the
Dog show, anyway. r
Do not 1" the weather man fool you
Into trading your overcoat for a pawn
Legislators In several states are de
manding bigger salaries. As a rule
few of them earn what they get.
President Diaz seems to have al
plans." Yes,' and he had better watch
them, lest they "gang aft aglee."
, "Mr. Mellen Speaks His Mind."
Headline. So thoughtful of Charlie
not to speak another man'a mind.
Are those "Seven Sisters" in the
stage play the ones who used to be
distinguished for their long hair?
Only 230,000,000 tons of coal were
mined In Pennsylvania last year. No
wonder prices could not come down.
President Dias seemes to have al
most aa hard a time to get a cabinet
to suit all the people as President Taft.
Cha-np Clark's Idea of being
peakr seems to be that a man must
talk all the time, without saying
Governor Aldrtch may put the new
Nebraska stock yards law down to his
personal credit. He did It with his
little veto pen.
We fear the Russian premier, M.
Stolyptn, hat placed himself down In
Joe Bailey's class by resigning and
then taking It back.
Yellow Journalists define news as
"Whatever the people want to read."
Sure, even If It has to be dug out of a
grave or a cesspool.
There Is a deplorable tendency on
the part of some humorists to make
the president's official bodyguard the
butt of their Jokes.
Mr. Mumm and Miss Still recently
were married In Kansas City. One
time when the society editor's "quietly
married" platitude really applied.
Hovered over by a war cloud and
confronted by an extra session, a pres
ident is indeed in an enviable position
when he can forget it all on the golf
Senator Uullom la said to have a
severe cold. The atmosphere around
have proved a complete success. Then
helped save Lorlnier his seat In the
One of the public champions of the
late John Brown declares he was not
a "midnight assassin" or a "thief,"
nor yet a "martyr." Oh, very well,
let it go at that.
Democratic lawmakers in Nebraska
always renew their faith In the prin
ciple of oonpartlsanshlp by going into
caucus to make sure of whipping
them all into line.
Tbe postmaster general declares his
forty-eight experimental savings banks
have proved a complete success. Then
there need be no hesitation about In
creasing the number.
The Illinois state senator who intro
duced the "stork" bill and was so vio
lently opposed to the woman suffrage
measure finally voted for the Utter.
Must hate reached a working agree
ment as between woman suffrage and
With a robbery of the Los Angeles
Limited near Omaha, the dynamiting
of the new f 1.000.000 court bouse,
bank robbery at Hudson, Kan., and
fain robbery at Coffeyville, all simul
taneous, a fairly good eight for the
Ea4 Man ! recorded.
t Two Viewpoint. ;
At all times people regard estab
lished Institution from two view
points. One class, disgusted with pat
nt defects and abuses. Is led without
too great inquiry to take up un faith
with marly every teform or Innova
tion offered as a panacea. They pro
ceed on the theory that conditions are
so bad that they cannot be worse, and
that any change must be a change for
the better. '
On the other side may be found
that group of people who always want
to cling to what they have, and who,
while admitting present shortcoming,
are sure efforts at Improvement are
certain to fall. The favorite motto
Is, "Let well enough alone," and tbey
make no exceptions to It. Answering
the constant Interrogation of Hamlet,
they prefer to bear the Ills they now
endure rather than to fly to others
they know not of. They fear that If
they try to help push the wheels of
progress they may become entangled
In them and be run down.
These two forces are eonbtantly at
work, the one to preserve, and the
other to transform. The advances
actually made by our social and po
litical institutions are usually com
promises between them, and these
compromises denote the difference be
tween evolution, which Is orderly
growth and development, and revolu
tion, which maks destruction the
first step In reconstruction.
Corporation Tax and Income Tax.
The decision of the Bupreme court
upholding the constitutionality of the
corporation Income tax Is bound to
exert an Influence on the pending In
come tax amendment, and the levy of
an Income tax under It by congress If
it shall be ratified. The Springfield
Republican argues sagely that the cor
poration tax decision has practically
mado the income tax amendment su
perfluous for the reason that applying
the same logic would uphold a federal
tax on incomes if levied by congress
under the name of an excise tax. It
refers back to the Income tax law of
189 4 and the decision of the supreme
court nullifying it as a direct tax not
apportioned to population, and asks
us to suppose that congress should en
act a law applying to the same persons
and should call the tax an excise on
the faculty or economic ability of such
persons, as measured by their jneome,
In which case by analogy tbe court
should hold that It would not be a tax
on income or property; that it would
not be a tax on persons; that, there
fore, it would not be a direct tax at
all within the constitutional term, but
would be a duty or excise on individ
ual faculty or ability to pay, with the
income merely the measure of the tax.
This argument is quite plausible,
but so long as the Income tax amend
ment may readily be ratified sooner
than a law could be passed and tested
out In court the amendment offers the
quickest and easiest way to reach the
goal. The corporation Income tax, it
seems to us, must operate as a stimu
lus toward a general income tax, be
cause no sound reason has been ad
vanced why incomes from holdings of
corporation stock stiouid pay a per
centage into the national treasury,
and Incomes from other sources go en
tirely untaxed. As the law now stands
we hnve ae ravored classes the men
who conduct their business individ
ually Instead of through a corporation,
those who receive interest on bonds
instead of dividends on stock, and the
recipients of fees for professional
services, all of whom should be under
the same obligation to contribute
rateably to the support of the govern
ment with those whose incomes are
subject to the corporation income tax.
While economic distinctions may prop
erly be made between Incomes from
permanent Investments and from tem
porary sources or professional earn
ings, the only gradations that might
be Justified on this ground would be
in the rate rather than in complete
exemption. For these reasons the ex
pectation prevails that the corpora
tion tax decision will hasten the ad
vent of the income tax.
Motorcycles and Missions.
The celerity of modern Industrial
ism has its spiritual side. Commerce
and trade are not alone advanced by
the acceleration of present-day meth
ods and machinery. The chug-chug
of the automobile and motorcycle
speeds business to greater bounds, but
It also gives wings to mercy and short
ens the distance to asylums ot refuge
for the injured and needy. Like most
other modern Inventions that have
contributed so much to the high ten
sion and velocity of the day, the motor
has its mission In the great scheme of
Over in some of the remote recesses
of the orient Japan, China and Korea
me motorcycle is performing a
great service for the missionary. It
Is carrying the gospel into dark places
and multiplying the powers and possi
bilities cf the man. Some two years
ago a prominent missionary from
China came back to the United States
and on bis return to his field was pre
sented by friends with a large motor
cycle. He said it would enable him
to widen his field of service, to anni
hilate distance. One of the religious
Journals of the we;-it prints a letter
from a missionary in Japan, discussing
the difficulties of reaching outlying,!
villages and country. He says:
X thluka he nan solved the problem
of method. He ha aecured a motorcycle
with a sidecar. He and on worker with
tracia and Hlbles chug, chug, chug Into a
village and soon havt tha whole popula
tion around. Tracts are distributed, talks
made and Bibles aold.
Thus, he says, they are enabled to
cover large areas of ground in a day,
and he makes an appeal for more mo
torcycles. It may be that, aside from
the help they are to the missionary In
covering his field, these great ma
chines carry their own Impression of
supremacy to the benighted oriental.
Possibly the mystery and mastery of
tlietn aid In opening his vision to the
very truth the missionaries are at
tempting to teach him the truth of
the supremacy of the gospel. He may
learn to associate In his mind the mes
sage and message-bearer as products
of the same land, a land that has given
allegiance to the religion he Is offered.
It is a contracted view that cannot
discover the kernel of ethics In the
modern march of progress.
Crisis in Mexico.
The resignation of the Diaz cabinet
cannot fail to give the Impression of a
vital concession to the sentiment of
discontent In Mexico. Jt seems that
the government has been forced to do
what It might voluntarily have done
some months ago with far better re
sults. Perhaps If President Diaz had
sooner arranged his cabinet, supplant
ing the older men who had become ob
jectionable because of their Inactivity
by younger men, he might have
stopped further hostilities, but It Is
not certain that belated action alone
will now have that effect. The Insur
rectos are represented as demanding
the resignation of President Diaz as
the condition of their submission. Pos-
'sibly they may be persuaded to some
form of compromise, on that crucial
j point, but even then they would be re
i quiring, and Diaz would be granting,
more than the original demands.
It Is impossible, especially at long
distance, to judge the outcome in
Mexico. One thing determined by the
events of the last week is that radical
changes are sure to come about.
Whether they can be accomplished
without greater conflict is the ques
tion. Every demand of civil govern
ment calls for settlement and read
justment, but the demands of civil
government do not seem to be upper
most In the minds of some impas
sioned Mexicans Just now. While the
lnsurrecto leaders may be anxious for
peace, their anxiety, apparently, car
ries with it the stipulation that it be
such a peace as promises their com
plete triumph. But at all events
President Diaz is displaying more
mildness toward the rebels than he
would naturally have been expected
Senor LImantour still stands as the
conspicuous figure of the hour. He
Is the one identified with the old re
gime who seems able to command the
confidence of the opposition, and for
that reason it would (be a misfortune
for him to remove himself from a po
sition of official influence. Early re
ports of his mission abroad and his
return to Mexico by way of the United
States now appear to be fully .con
firmed. That he came here to get
from Senor Madero In New York the
beat terms of peace his followers had
to offer and present them to Diaz and
urge conciliation Is scarcely to be
questioned in the light of what has
Hitting the Bull's-Eye.
lie excels aa the master of simple Eng
lish, which without any false motions of
pretense, finds the hull's eye.
This is taken from a criticism in a
book review. The author referred to
has that happy faculty of saying the
thing that needs saying in the most
direct, incisive way. He Is like the
man at the scooting gallery who
avoids the fancy flourishes with hla
gun, takes direct aim and hits the cen
ter ot the target. He wins the prize
money. So the bull's-eye writer im
presses the reader forcefully. That is
People who can do things this way
are often called geniuses. As a rule,
however, they have worked hard for
their excellence. They have come by
it not in some mysterious way, not by
some fancied occult power, but by sim
ple, straightforward and persistent ap
plication. Application counts for far
more than genius, anyway. Webster
defines genius In this relation as "Spe
cial taste, Inclination, disposition; dis
tinguished mental superiority. "
There are people who seem to fit
into such a definition. As a rule,
though, the so-called genius Is the
hardest kind of a student, whether it
be art, science or commerce at which
he works. Allowing for degrees of
mental caliber, many people of ap
parent mediocrity could, if they would
but apply themselves diligently
enough, get into the genius class. That
seems perfectly reasonable by suppos
ing tbe man of "special taste, inclina
tion or disposition" to be indolent and
negligent of his natural powers. Such
so-called genius uncultivated cannot
compare with average talents assidu
So here we are with the primary only
four &) away, and nobody getting ex
cited and no crowds standing around on
the atreet corners and swinging their arms
after the fashion of li&i It la preaumed,
however, that they all know how they are
going to vote and will all be on hand at
the primary en Tueday I Jncoln Journal.
Physlce teaches that a porous sub
stance will take up a fluid by satura
tion until a certain limit is reached,
when additional libations will be
thrown off. A similar condition may
be developed in the body politic, and
this may be the explanation of the pe
culiar phenomenon here described.
Man has been dominated a political
animal ever since the days of Aristo
tle, but no doubt a community may be
surfeited with politics to the point of
saturation and refuse to absorb more.
Political contention ia unquestionably
a good thing, and a leaven against
stagnation, but, like other good things,
may be overdone. When a community
becomes so immersed in politics that it
shows signs only of indifference and
apathy It must need an antidote, and
usually gets It In the natural course ot
Will They Look Ahead t
We wonder if our lawmakers now
In session at Lincoln can bring them
selves to look ahead twenty-five to
firty years. That Is what they have
to do to deal Intelligently with the big
gest question that Is before them
that of laying the foundations now
for the University of Nebraska of the
future by providing for Its transfer
from Its present compressed quarters
to what Is known as the farm campus
further out in the suburbs.
No one who can even faintly picture
our state university even twenty-five
years hentfe, with ls faculty and stu
dents mariy times multiplied and its
varied fields of activity largely ex
tended, can imagine it hemmed in
between railroad tracks on tbe low
lands It now occupies. The vision of
the future university rising majestic
ally on a sightly campus overlooking
(he capital city, with artistically
grouped buildings properly constructed
for their purpose without overcrowd
ing, must appeal to the broader con
ception of what the state owes to com
ing generations as Its duty in higher
education. Those charged with re
sponsibility for older colleges and uni
versities have learned this lesson,
some of them at colossal cost. Our
legislature will have to show whether
the elements of far-seeing statesman
ship are in preponderance or whether
short-sighted log-rolling appropriation
grabbers occupy the saddle.
The sahie question, although In dif
ferent form, la Involved In the matter
of the medical school. It 1b agreed
that medical instruction must be given
where clinical material is available,
and that the only point In Nebraska
adequately equipped with hospital fa
cilities is Omaha. The small-bore
disposition would force the university
to withdraw from the field of medical j
instruction while the bigger minds
that look ahead see the necessity ot
the state doing Its share in training
a corps of doctors, surgeons and sani
tary experts to conserve the health
and life of the people whose brains
and brawn will make our state great
and prosperous in the years to come.
Toronto and the Hareih Skirt.
The score Is still against the harem
skirt, and it continues to look as if
the game will go the same way, but
that fastastic creation has made at
least one safe hit. And,' strange to
say, it was made In the most unex
pected place, sort of a pinch hit, as it
were. A Toronto woman attired in
one of these skirts appeared recently
on the streets without being either
mobbed or Jeered. In rVct, she was
not molested In any way. People even
failed to pay any especial attention to
her. They might, of course, have
been too thoroughly disgusted. For
Toronto is a conservative, sedate old
city, a city of great civic pride and
moral taste. It is quite possible that
it felt far more than it manifested on
But no matter; Toronto stands
alone In its public attitude toward the
harem skirt. It is one big city where
the first wearer of the garment has
not become the object of demonstra
tive curiosity. The original advent of
the skirt was made at the Paris races
and it shocked people. Then a woman
appeared in one on a Paris street and
she was mobbed. Think of it, in
Paris! Then the same, fate befell the
wearer of one In London. It was too
much even for the patient, plodding
Briton. Traffic on the Brooklyn bridge
was congested when a harem-besklrted
woman was sighted on that great
thoroughfare. Even in Rio Janeiro
the first Brazilian beauty venturing
out In a harem skirt waa set upon by
hooting, Jeering mobs. All the na
tions seemed to agree in their Judg
ment of this dress, until it reached
Toronto may have been too polite,
or too chivalrous, to betray any violent
emotions, and yet it may have felt,
"Oh, what's the use," and quit in quiet
contempt. The reports say, In fact,
as much. Toronto is a stickler for
law and order, though, and it was not
going to allow even this assault upon
Its cultured taste to provoke it to
w rath or riot. H sets a good example
that should Inspire other cities to pa
tience and fortitude and the hope that
the worst will soon have come and
Before finally severing his relation
with the New York church. Rev.
Dr. Aked, who resigned as, pastor of
the so-called Rockefeller Baptist
church of New York to accept the pas
torate of a Congregational church iu
San Francisco, invited its members to
present reasons why he should not re
sign. Not a reason was presented,
but the congregation adopted friendly
resolutions upon his departure.
So much was said and done by the
doctor as to attract nation-wide atten
tion to bis action, which seems, after
all. to have been naturally one for pri
vate treatment. As near as can be
gathered from all his statements and
the circumstances. Dr. Aked. who
came from a big London congregation,
felt that his powers were too large for
a church on a "side" street in New
York, where approximately only 700
persons worshiped, and that his peo
ple should erect an edifice on Fifth
avenue to accommodate from 2,500 to
3.000. When they did not see fit to
do this he went into negotiations with
the Sn-rranclsco folks.
Something is said in the scriptures
about a certain sect that loved to do
much talking upon the streets to be
heard of men on the housetops, as it
were, and their preaching was not tbe
sort that won the approbation of the
Ureal Preacher. But the New York
minister protests that It is not vain
'show, but the opportunity for greater
(.service thct moves him. lie feels,
j consequently, that his efforts are
"wasted" In New York. What a pity.
Ah if the efforts of any man who
sought to do good In any form or any
function of righteous effort could be
wasted In a city of nearly 5.000,000
The Moodys. the Beechera and the
Talmages have not had to romplnln
for larger auditoriums that their
greater powers might have free course
to run and bo glorified. Pulpit power
fixes Its own limitations. No four
walls are strong enough to compress
and control Its fermentation. If it la
greater than they are It will expand
In spite of them and find its own out
lets. But "the boast of heraldry, the
pomp of power," Is not the safe gauge
of this Influence. Dr. Aked came to
America, apparently, with mistaken
Ideas of his relation to the needs of
the community he wss to serve and
the possibilities of his service. This
Is a land where It Is hard to hid? lights
under a bushel, and generally the man
who feels that his Is hid there, Is
blaming on the bushel a defect In hto
Our legislative redlstrlcters do not
like to give Douglas county the rep
resentation it Is entitled according to
the census because It would consti
tute one-seventh of the membership
of each house. But If Douglas county
has one-seventh of the population and
one-seventh of the vote, why should
it not have a one-seventh voice In law
making? Let the people rule.
it transpires that the political pro
moters who pulled off that Bryan
birthday banquet took the precaution
to have all the speeches caught sten
ographlcally so tbey could be em
balmed and preserved for future ref
erence. Some of those who were there,
however, would prefer to forget It.
Another reason for praying that we
may be delivered from war Is the pros
pect that all the aspirants for presi
dential nominations might want to go
to the front as colonels as they did
In the war with Spain.
Here Is one on the vaudeville clr-
j cult that has been paying Elbert Hub-
bard that princely salary; The Louis
ville Courler'Journal declares he Is
"press-agentlng" for the Standard Oil.
Mayor "Jim" seems still to cherish
gome sort of an laea mat ne couia
get out and rope one of those com
missioner's Jobs himself if he only
practiced up a bit.
,A on Immunity Hatha.
Kansas City Times.
Publio gratitude I" due Judga Carpenter
Of Chicago for pulling th plug out of the
Immunity bathtub. , 1
TeHl In I.ate lloora.
I Cleveland Tlaln Dealer.
It la stated that President Diaz fre
quently works till after midnight. If he'd
go to bed at a decent time and get tip
early In the morning maybe he wouldn't
be having so much trouhle.
Lore of the Mlllenlnm.
What would not be done toward bring
ing the peoplea of the earth together In
common effort for common good if the
yearly expenditure for war purposes could
be applied Instead In promoting the arts
of peace? It would end the trade of the
Jingo. It would hurry forward the day of
Yellow Peril on Horaeharh.
Ppeaklng In Maine against ths degenerat
ing rum devil, rtlchmond Pearson Hob
son cries: "Let this generation be sapped
and In the second generation we shall hear
the hoof of the yellow mans' horse and the
nation will perish." So tbe yellow peril
la coming on horseback, Is It? Instead of
the "hoof of the yellow man's horse,"
why not the hoarse honk of his automo
bile? Joba for l.auie DueUa.
Aa a result of the clamor of the last few
yesrs for Inquiry Into this, that and the
other, congress baa authorised the ap
pointment of bodlea of men to dig, delve
and report. All of thla is expensive. More
over, after hiring experts to do their dig
ging for It. congress often neglects their
findings entirely and proceeds to leg:s'aie
on Its own book. There are loo many
commissions and they cost too much for
the little thev really do.
Th Deed awd the Penally.
American young men who may be think
ing of joining the Mexican Insurgents
would do well to consider that s'lould they
fail Into the bands of the Mexican gov
ernment they would have no claim to
protection from the t'nlted states. This
country will protect Its law-abiding c!tl
icns In foreign lands; but It will let those
bang who deliberately thrust thrir own
necks Into the halter.
The t'ongrriKloaal Pie Counter.
New York Tribune.
There are many members of th house
of representatives who profess a belief In
the merit iiteiii of appn ntments arid
vote consistently to support that system
as It ia now applied In ths federal civil
service. Hut when It comes to the em
ployes of the house merit and tenure on
good behavior become barren idealities. "
The Incoming democratic majority will
make "a clean sweep" of the tiiO places on
tbe house m roll.. Th "spoils" avstem
has not been exterminated In the legisla
tive department, whatever aid that depart
ment haa given to exterminating it in other
fields of governmental activity.
Toll of l ife In Coal Mluea.
It coat the lives of l.ltt men to mine
131,(iO;o tons of coal In Pennsylvania
last year, according to the annual report
of the chief of the Mate Department of
Mines Just Issued. In proportion to the
number of men employed and the amount
of coal mined the work In the hard coal
mines was more bsiardoua The anthracite
production was S3 MS.JI tons; persons em
ployed 1T,T ; killed. I!". The bituminous
output wss 14" tons; persons em
ployed. 1ST. 711; killed. fCT These figures
make it evidtnt that there Is elth.r a
carelessness or a reckleasneas of supervis
ion upon tbe part ef ths mining corpora
tions that needs Iiume4iate remedy.
People and Events
1 he groundhog scored all right without
benching his hits.
The Uc rgis peach crop lias been des-
tinyed early rnough In the season to In-
sine a bumper crop at the rlKht time, j
lliere Is no ac-coun'lng for the verdicts
of- Juries. Running down and killing a
man with an automobile draw a fin of
W from a St. Louis Jury.
A nervy promoter who entered the Na
tional City tank ot New York and de
manded Jl.0C0.0o0, was promptly turned
down. He wnsn t properly Introduced.
The comptroller of the National trensury
Is not an esprrr m Ion cutter, but he man
aged to plug an overripe one when be
squeesed an exprrss bill of $.'52 down
Minneapolis !s putting out a line of
booster dope surpassing the best of Kt.
Paul's epistles. The flirtatious capers of
Miss Minnie makes Incrrmlnsly difficult
the task ot keeping Ft. Paul's hats on
In the regular course of business con
slderahle brass wss removed from the
national capital when the "lame ducks''
(locked homeward. Name plates of retired
conitrepsmen were removed from committee
room doom, and others. hrarlr.R new
names, will take thrlr place.
Mme. Tetrnsilnl, the favorite singer of
Ban Francisco, says "I'allfornla has sun
shine In Its veins, music In Its voles,
laughter in lis life." Truly a handsome
compliment. The madnme can have what
ever she wnnts any old time by hanging
her alKn on the California box office.
Omaha tourists In Texas msnsge to keep
cool and look pleasant amidst the clatter
of moving armies and the rocket of rumor
fsctorlts. t'nlijue souvenirs of the excite
ment have reached friends at home from
i'an Antonio on the firing line. Ln'ils H.
Korty sent up a war cloud bearing a blue
ribbon and a Mexican label to attest Its
Kenulneness. The recipient of the treasure
Is something of a connolseur on war clouds
and can readily distinguish the genuine
from the spurious. He says Mr. Korty's
specimen Is the real article, and Would like
to place It on exhibition If a suitable and
safe place can be secured.
SECULAIt SHOTS AT PULPIT.
Houston Post: A minister is running for
mayor of Dallas, but we bellevo there are
easier and less expensive ways than that
to lose one's religion.
Cleveland leader: A church about to
disband In New York has a membership
worth about I7n0,000,000,000. Ths task of get
ting that treasure laid up In heaven seems
to be a difficult one.
Brooklyn Eagle: A Methodist bishop In
lloston wants the un draped art of the
Boston Museum used for street paving.
He probably regards It as a stumbling
block whers It Is. Clothed with mud as
with a garment, It would suit him better.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Boston clergy
men are protesting against an appropria
tion for the art rrtuseums because there
are undraped statues therein. Bad logic.
Who needs an appropriation as much as
ladles without a thing to wear?
Philadelphia Bulletin: The Women's
Union Missionary Society of America for
Heathen Lands has decided to eliminate
all reference to heathen from Its title.
Comparisons are apt to be undesirable.
Heathendom and Christendom alike arc
without geographical limitations.
'Louisville Courier-Journal: Dr. Aked,
Rockefeller's retiring pastor, declared In
a sermon Sunday that the biblical story of
the flood was a myth. Since Rockefeller
Is an orthodox believer It Is no wonder he
declined to pour any mora oil of endow
ment on the troubled waters of Dr. Aked's
THE MEMAGR FROM LlM'OI.
Slarnlflraace of the Oatnut of Oratory
t the Rlrthdny Dinner.
New York Sun.
Ingrstltuds Is one of the mean vices, and
the Hon. John V. Kern is therefore to be
commended for praising Mr. Bryan to his
face at the dollar dinner In Lincoln on
Monday night to celebrate the fifty-first
birthday of Mr. Kern's benefactor. It
seems only yesterday that Mr. Rryan was
3 snd the youngest of the presidential
candidates, a slender but stalwart man who
traveled light and would rather b orator
than president. About that time ha conse
crated himself to defeat and the education
ot the republican party In radical princi
ples. We have Mr. Bryan's word for this,
for he declares that It has perpetuated It
self In power by stealing most of his Issues,
and the presidency lie never really coveted.
Mr. Bryan has always been satisfied
to be a moral Influence, feeling In every
fibre the call of the pulpit. Yet his friends
persist In attributing political Influence to
him In spite ot three defeata that ought
to stare them out of countenance. In his
eulogy the loyal Kern said: 'I'he future
of W. J. Bryan la secure." Everybody
knows that. Probably the speaker In-,
tended to say that the fame of W. J.
Bryan as a lecturer Is secure. Mr. Kern
went on to say:
"Whether he shall ever again be tailed
on to lead the democratic hosts Is a ques
tion of little moment to him. for by rea
son of his achievements In behalf of the
people he has so endeared himself to the
great lank and file of the American demo
cracy that wherever Bryan sits In the
democratic councils of the future, there
will be the head of the table."
It is a question of a great deal of mo
ment to the democratic parly, but Mr.
Brvan's aeat. Judging from the rude be
havior of the democratic party In Ne
braska and Ohio, is nearer the foot thnn
the head of the table. A delicate tact
Honest John showed when he exclaimed
Violinist of pre-eminent reputation, concert-masUr
o! the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Write as follow of tha
MASON HAMLIN CO,
There Is no piano whose tone quality so closely resembles
that of the violin, indeed go competes with it, as the Mason Sc.
Hamlin. (Signed) ANTON WITLK.
A. Hospe Co.
1513 Douglas St. Representative
that "other men may find even highet
lavor among men wno nr i i"onn.-i
as a trade and among those who sit In Ihe
eeais ot tup iuimn, oui mi, . m-,, -. ... .i,ki
Icans would alwavs retard Mr. Bryan a.
champion and friend and aa "the fearless
fnc of wrong and oppression everywhere;'
t' r.l h to s.( Yr Sr in s sn oratorical
n "d not a political l: 'l tenc. In eonclu.
t-ion Mr. Kern served not re tlisl (cf.OVft'O
per. ons who bed voled ,o- Mr Brvart
would ' see to It that neither Jeslousy nor
petty animosity siniii ever for a moment
pteveil sgalnst him." Mot of thrm would
have voted for any other d'mocrat: In fact,
most of them voted automatically for
Parker; but the lion. John W. Kern's
meaning Is plain the democrats who desire
to nominate a carull.ln'e of ths tlirmon
type for ntu'dent will have lo reckon
with Mr. Bryan at the national convention.
That seems to be the messsg from the
dlnnrr at Llrcoln.
"Your bnsi-and ptsvs brlrte like a man
who didn't rare for It."
' He doesn t care tor It Oh. hn makes
nis so angr! Why. he dellhetately Ignores
all the precedents of the greatest experts.
And thst Isn't the worst of It."
"Mercy! What else does he do?"
tie always wins:" Cleveland Tlain
Young Bilde-t didn't accept Harry the
first time he proposed.
Miss Kyval -No. dear; you weren't there.
first Antediluvian On Methuselsh'a
time) What's the discussion about over
Hecnnd Ditto -Same old topic; Whether
a men aard 3;'0 ought to marry a gtrl of
The Mother Whatever Is the mstter
Nurse-I mnno. mn'am. I was only tryln
to nmke 'lm smile with the glove stretch
ers. London Sketch.
"Does your wife ask you for things she
knows you cannot afford?"
"She hasn't asked nie for a thing since
we were married."
'Ureal: How dn you manags It?"
"When she wants a thing she does not
ask me, she tells me." Houston Post.
Ths sympathising neighbor was condol
Inv with I'nr' eta he.
wife, uncle, was a wonderful
She u rro ,mf A m Km ,ln ll't V. a n
rtaytn' Je' mitsliie d gate? Well, sun,
he's our slxtcenl'. " Chicago Tribune.
Wife Please mntrh this piece of silk for
m before you come home.
Husband At the counter where the sweet
little blonde works? The one with the soul
ful eyes and
Wife No. You're too tired to shop for
m when your day's work Is done, desrt
un second thought, I won't bother you.
STORY OF THE WRINKLES.
W. D. Xesblt In Chicago Tost.
Her face is wrinkled yet bow fair
Is she, with all her snowy hslr
Above It: for each wrinkle seems
A line set there by laughter's gleams,
A bit of xiinehlne that was left
When wrinkles wove their warp and Weft
Across her aging cheek and brow
To tell the story they tell now.
'Tis written there In prose and rhyme
As though the necromancer. Time,
Had set his mystic symbols In
Her cheek and brow and trembling chin.
To show us whHt a life may be
If we will onlv look and see
Am! when we know of what they mean
The Wrinkles are but dimly seen.
We see her bending o'er her child
Her cheek Is wrinkled where she smiled;
W see her comforting the sad,
Or soothing some unhsppy lad
Or bringing gladneas In ones more
Where sorrow has stalked through tha
All this the wrinkles tell, for thsy
Were made In some old yesterday.
Pi many kindly worda and deeds.
And ministering to sore needs.
And patient waitings when to wait
Seemed Heelers In the face of fate.
But when the pstlence cmiUt Impart
New strength to some less trusting heart
Kach word or deed that banned a cari
nas left Its telltale wrinkle there.
fJr.d hlens her. then! Ah. Clod has blest
And given of His grsre the best
To her, for now. 'tie hers to hold
T'ie fairest of all memory's gold.
Pray that when nge grips you and me
(no1 fneea may alt wrinkled be.
May they thus chronicle our years
And show the smiles saved from our tears.
The Knot-Tying season is near, a4
a DUMOVD 10 la an lmportaas
factor in all euoh evsnts. Dob'i you
bny until you let ns show you hew
we can save you at least Twenty
rive JFer Cent.
Women's Tiffany Kings 191.00 SB0.04
Men's Diamond Kings 86.00 .60.00
Brooches 10.00 60.00
Pierced Lar Kings 85.00 SO .00
I'nplerceJ Kar Klnga.. 8S.OO 60.00
Men's Pins and Studs. . 80.00 60.00
And diamonds mounted In every
form and shspe desirable.
The young man who invests 9100
or $600, more or less, In a diamond
for his bride, Is not "throwing away
money." He Is simply providing her
with an asNet, thai, ahould adversity
oveituke her, can be re.uUeJ on at
We solicit charge aceounts. Call
at the store aad we will explain en
Mandelberg's Gift Shop
1681 TABKAK T.
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