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abaorlftere leavlag the ettr team
porarlly aaoalel have The) Be .
a a 114 thesa. A a drees will be
ceaaaea aa aft a as raaaestea.
Afraid the May Queen
toesles nipped a bit.
That Mexican Amazon ought
quip her regiment with hatpins.
Thia "referred-to-a-committee" form
of city government probably will not
Mexico ought to be a great place
for thoae simplified spelling reformera
to get busy.
Have the people of Tacoma stopped
long enough recalling mayors to kill
that first flyT
The city council may as well vary
the program by trying a wrestling
mat,ch this time.
No confidence will, be violated In
figuring Tom Taggart for Kern for
the 1912 race track.
The Queen of the May made an
egregious - mistake If she neglected to
bring her furs with her. . . ,
That St. Louis ball team owned by
a woman Is last in the race. It is a
very ungallairt sei'Of men. , - ..
. - js.. ;
guffragltts In California have
taken to the harem skirts. Bound to
;have the (orm, If not the fact.
Now that there Is a woman In the
case, this Mexican revolution begins
to look more like a modern war.
It would have been all too one
sided if they bad let J. Ham In on that
whiskers-bald head debate at Wash
ington. Mr. Bryan, assures inquirers that
when the times comes for naming his
choice for president, "I will speak
out." You bet." .
Shame on a white-whiskered old
scamp like Father Winter, obtruding
himself on a sweet young miss like
the Queen of the May!
It must be a great consolation for
our latest auto victim to know that
the machine that did the damage was
not one of those owned by the city.
Now that they are to get IS a day
Instead of $2 a day, the Incentive for
the grand, jurors to hurry up and get
through should not be so pressing.
The poor . Treasury department at
Washington finds itself burdened with
a certain-$300,000 past due interest
It cannot give away. Oh, yes it ran.
Where there Is, a "will, there is a way.
If Omaha wants to give away fran
chises for the asking It will find plenty
of applicants full of plausible prom
ises and willing to take a chance on
cashing them in on the stock market.
The New .York American says congress
la worrying Wall street. Why nott. The
Texas legislature has been known to- do aa
much. Houston Pose ,
Was that when it appeared as if it
might not re-elect Joe Bailey to the
The negro in the United States who
is tempted to complain of bit lot
might better appreciate his surround
ings by looking Into the situation of
the 200 negroes who migrated to
Canada in quest of their Utopia.
Congressman Lobeck is booming
Champ Clark for president. Of course,
the speaker bas been completely shorn
of bis power to favor members, but
our wily congressman thinks he is
worth while cultivating. Just the same.
If Senator Brown chooses to stand with
Taft as against a genuine progressiva for
president, then It will be time enough to
throw him down and support a man for
aenator who. stands squarely for real pro
gressives ail along the line Blair Pilot.
The Pilot man ts a trifle bard to fol
low. Senator Brown bas already pub
licly announced himself for Taft as
against all . comers, but perhaps the
pilot man' does not place much conu
sance In the honorable senator's word.
Chilly May Dayt.
May day, 1911, proves not much un- j
like Msy day. The chilly weather this
year, coming after a period of beauti
ful days and helpful spring rains, was
by no means unprecedented. May in
this valley often loses its sweet tran
quillity long enough to show us a very
ugly disposition. In 1907 the month
waa more than half gone before it be
gan to Justify the happy illusion of its
name. On May 1, we had a tem
perature ranging from 37 to 65 and on
May 2, from 41 to 66, while May 3,
the temperature went lower and two
inchea of snow fell here, four Inches at
Lincoln and more at other points in
Nebraska and Kansas. The cold snap
was widespread; snow fell again May
4, and the weather continued cool up
to the 15th, when another snow fell
and In Omaha the temperature ranged
from 34 to 61, though at North Platte
it was as low as 22.
Yesterday when people , awoke on
the first May morning and found snow
flurries had fallen during the night
and the atmosphere waa decidedly
sharp, many of them naturally Jumped
to the conclusion that it meant the
doom of fruit, but that is not certain,
If the experts are dependable. In fact,
the fruit has' got along so well thus
far, the spring has been so much moTe
favorable than usual, that the buds
should be able to withstand the rigors
of inclement weather. While this cold
snap is extensive and more severe at
other points carrying possibility of
much damage, results may not be seri
ous, at least in this Immediate vicinity.
Thus far orchardista have found little
damage done to fruit, which is in
much better condition to escape the
frost blight than it was four years ago.
The Kern Boomlet
And now Mr. Bryan has shoved his
friend, Senator Kern, out into the
water again and that, too, while the
temperature is still very chilly. He
has decided to put blm in the presi
dential free-for-all swimming match,
though Mr. Bryan takes very good
pains to see that be himself does not
get in at this prematurely early sea
son, even though Wilson, Harmon and
Clark have Jumped In. ,
Evidently the Peerless Leader be
lieves in numbers and variety as the
spice of Ufa and presidential contests.
He may run the number up twfee its
present size before the real Jockeying
starts. That will tend to bring out
the "favorite-son" vote to its maxi
mum and pave the way to some very
profitable scoring when they get down
to business at the last heat. Mr,
Bryan is something of a, David Harum
when it comes to making good nomi
nation . dickers, though he has not
sustained the reputation of David all
the way through. I '
But Mr. Kern has a very fine
growth of whiskers. In fact he had
been selected, with Uncle Joe Cannon,
to lead the whiskers tide pf. the great
debate against the bald-heads at
Washington, so that his enforced entry
Into the other race injects Into It the
spice of variety.. Governor Wilson,
Speaker Clark and Mr. Bryan are all
clean-shaven, and i Governor Harmon
has only a mustache, though equally
bald with the best of them. Mr. Kern
announces bis Inability to carry out
his part in the debate, but we observe
no such disposition on his part
twoard this other little controversy.
Undoubtedly be will be there at the
summing-up with his friend Harmon,
to match his good old Indiana
whiskers against the Ohloan's slick
pate and the smooth faces of the other
Perhaps Mr. Kern's strength, like
that of Samson of old, dwells in the
Jungles of bis beard and, knowing
this, Mr. Bryan does not propose that
this power shall he dlssipatedln an
inconsequential contest now, but re
served to be used as he sees fit In
that later competition, fraught with
such meaning to him.
Pressed from within and without by
political and economical distress,
China seems to be in the midst of its
busy trouble season. Scarcely had the
frontier famine reached it climax
than along came the threat of war
from Russia and that menace was but
lately removed when now occurs the
civil uprising at Canton, which has
already attained serious proportions
Unless there is a decided change soon
China's predicament may get beyond
its Immediate control.
Evidently something is radically
wrong In China, which the empire, it
self, could and should correct. Even
in the Russo-Chlnese controversy, it
became apparent that all the blame
did not rest upon Russia. But China's
Irritating evasion and procrastination
In diplomacy was characteristically
manifest In this case. Just what
causes that hsjre provoked the present
revolt against the royal army seems
obscured-at this distance. The report
saythe uprising sprang from an anti
Manchu sentiment brought to- Can
ton from Macao and Ho4tXong, bu
before that there seercs to have been
some very deep-aeetri grievances
among the troops. Apj'renUy these
were1 surcharged with thi Vimtnt of
danger, for aa soon s touched off by
the antl-Manchu sentiment the ex
plosion came and came, too, with fatal
consequences, for the taotat of Canton
lost bis life immediately, the yam an
waa burned and other destruction
What aggrevates the problem at
Canton Is, evidently, a distrust of the
empire's troops. Both Britain and
the United Statea have considered the
situation serious enough to send war
ships to the scene as a measure of
protection to their respective citizens.
It devolves upon the men of influence
In China to take hold and if they
know the secret of this disturbance,
they owe It to their country and them
selves to apply the remedy without
Increasing; Trade Abroad.
The American consul st Frankfurt,
Germany reports a steady increase in
the volume of Amei lean-made goods'
handled in that city since 1903. Eight
years ago, he says, very few of our
wares were to be seen on display
there, but now they are common. This
is gratifying, for the country bas been
hearing a great deal from these con
suls .as to the lack of American enter
prise and trade in many of the im
portant old world centers. It was to
stimulate ' our business abroad that
the government, acting upon the ad
vice of Its consuls, organised tbem
nto a sort of commercial missionary
society to return home at Intervals
and go among the manufacturers and
merchants preaching the needs to be
fulfilled and ways to do it.
But this Frankfurt consul has a
word to add, which modifies his good
report. He finds trade conditions far
from satisfactory. While much good
has been accomplished by meana-of the
scheme of having American travelers
inquire at the shops for American
made goods, greater results are lack
ing because American tradesmen do
not send and maintain their special
agents in Frankfurt and other import-
nt European cities. It stands to reason
that if our commercial representatives
resided there,, as do the representa
tives of other countries, our trade
would show the effect very soon.
When, for Instance, a Frankfurt mer
chant wishes to place an order he is
likely to place it with the representa
tive on the ground, Instead of taking
all the rlBk of cabling it to a house
over the ocean, which does not think
enough of his patronage to cultivate
it. In this way we are losing trade
n all big cities, so our consuls report.
Another thing our manufacturers
are advised to do is to be more gener
ous with their samples, either to give
them free of charge or to make a
charge that will be inviting, for com
petition is keen and so long as the
dealers of other countries pursue
these methods, Americans will have
to meet them. It would ' seem that
Yankee thrift should not have to be
chidden on these points more tnan
Postal Savings for Omaha.
The early extension of postal sav
ings banks to some of the larger cities,
the first depositories having been con
fined to the smaller postofflces, is now
promised. This is the information
which has been brought back from
Washington by the postmaster of Chi
cago, with the assurance that Chicago
will have a postal savings bank before
the year is ended. , , . . .
When the department reaches cities
of our size Omaha ought to be In the
list, because conditions are nowhere
more favorable for successful estab
lishment of postal savings than here.
Omaha, South Omaha and suburbs
constitute a community of 166,000
people, and except for the savings de
partments andx time certificate busi
ness of its national banks has not a
single savings bank institution. In
other words, a postal sayings deposi
tory -here would supply a place which
Is, entirely unoccupied at present and
would not cut Into the business of ex
isting banks in any appreciable de
gree. On the contrary, many people
who lost confidence in savings banks
at the same time that they lost money
in them could probably be induced to
resume depositing their savings in.no
We know of no more promising
field in the country for postal savings
than right here In Omaha.
Can Log-rolling- Be Stopped?
Can logrolling be stopped? Enact
ment in Wisconsin of a law which has
gone to the governor aiming to put an
end to this admittedly. serious evil will
probably help us" to the answer, for if
thla Wisconsin law fails to accomplish
the object it will be hard to devise a
measure that will.
What Wisconsin proposes to do is
to make logrolling a felony by pro
hlbltlng any member of the legislature
to agree to vote for or against any bill
(n consideration of some other mem
ber agreeing to vote for or against any
other bill. It goes further by also
prohibiting a member of the legists
ture to agree to vote for or against a
bill In consideration that the governor
vetoes or signs any bill or appoints or
removes anyone from public office
The penalty for persisting in logroll
ing or vote trading In violation of the
law Is a fine -of $1,000 or imprison
ment not exceeding three years.
It is easily conceivable that with
such a law in force a revolution would
ensue in all our legislative bodies, for
mighty few measures are written on
the statute books except through the
agency of vote swapping. No mem
ber of a legislature in his right mind
would under ordinary circumstances
deliberately swap himself Into the pen
itentiary in order to swap a bill
through. Unfortunately, It takes two
to make a trade, and if both are
equally guilty, neither will be likely
to furnish the evidence to convict the
other. If Wisconsin, therefore, makes
headway in stopping logrolling It may
expect Its example to be quickly fol
lowed in other states.
The Lincoln Journal uses sharp
words to denounce certain other Lin
coln newspapers for holding up to
public view for campaign purposes
Lincoln's various faults and foibles to
which Its people would rather ireep
their eyes Shut. According lo the
Lincoln Journal Idea It Is the duty of
Lincoln newspapers to direct their en
ergies exclusively to black washing
Omaha and holding Omaha up as a
horrible example, by contrast with
which Lincoln may hope to shine. It
is really too bad that Lincoln folks
should be so rudely awakened by
drum-beaters right within their Own
If It will take $600,000 to build the
additional main to Florence recom
mended by the engineering expert,
how much will it cost, In addition to
the $6,263,293.49 and Interest, to
bring the water plant through better
ments and extensions to meet present
requirements? Will the proposed
bond issue of $8,250,000 fill the bill,
or be only a starter? We pause for
the Water board's reply.
According to official report, some
thing like $130,000 was spent op be
half of the defeated candidate for
mayor In Chicago's recent municipal
campaign. The mystery of the high
cost of living Is hereby slightly Il
A Moderate Swallow.
New York Sun.
Aa there are fully l.Orx) Islands In thef
Philippine Archipelago the moderation of
the Dutch Is amazing.
V Boston Transcript.
It waa polite of France to notify the
United States, as one of the signatories of
the Algeclras agreement, that It waa about
to Intervene to restore order In Morocco,
but It was superfluous. If France should
Intervene Morocco out of" existence our
government would not care so long aa our
commercial Interests were not Injured.
Roosevelt Is Oat of It.
Bt. Louis Globe' Democrat.
Mr. Roosevelt has . announced aa posi
tively aa It ts possible for a man In his
position to announce that ha will not bo a
candidate for the presidency next year. It
Is only fair1 to say that this assurance
should bo accepted by the country, no
matter how often the canard of hla can
didacy may be revived. He says he wants
to be let alone and his wish should be
ProToratloa for a Spanking-.
8t. Iouis Republic.
Algerian pirates made the mistake of
preying on American commerce and every
body knows what happened to them. Chi
nese pirates are now almost as much of a
nuisance and their descent on the wrecked
Asia on Finger Rock furnishes sufficient
provocation. Decaturs and Balnbrldges
will still be found In sufficient number In
the American navy, if Waahlngton only
says the word.
WHAT MOSEV CANNOT BUY.
Spirit and Spontaneity the Esse ace of
a Natloaal Soaa-.
Wall Street Journal.
When the school teachers of Chicago pro
pose to collect a cen from every child of
school age, to raise 13,000 as a priie for a
"national song," one wonders what kind
of education these children are receiving
In other' respects. If there la one thing
which our hothouse civilisation should have
taught us more clearly than another, It Is
that the thloworth havjng,are precisely
those which meriej- cannot buy. "'
Could all the wealth of Wall Street buy
the Marseillaise 7 Could we pay a Haydn
to write a "Hymn to the Emperor" like
the' Austrian national anthem? Have we
not been obliged to ateal the music and
even the words of our national songs from
other people? And yet the school teachers
of Chicago ' have failed to learn that all
our wealth has not been sufficient to buy
the thing which their children are taught
to believe. Is within the reach of a few
When shall we get people to realise that
some things are spontaneous, and cannot
be bought with gold or stimulated by legis
lation? Bongs are born In the heart, 'and
not In the breeches-pocket. People are good
for reasons beyond the reach-of legislation;
and neither the law-maker nor the money
maker knows a charm for 96 per cent of
the sorrows they endure or of the happi
nesses they enjoy. The greatest works of
all time have been done for love and not
for money. Plenty of us spend as much
on a dinner for a few friends as Milton re
ceived for "Paradise Lost," and do not
think we are very extravagant, either.
People Talked About'
Take a mental snapshot of John T.
Brush. He la president of the New' York
National league base ball club the father
of the (Hants, as he is called by the fans.
Tale plana to give to Governor Baldwin
of Connecticut the honorary degree of doc
tor of laws at the commencement In June.
He has been professor of the Yale law
school since Its foundation and was a
member of the class of '61.
William Inman Sealby, In command of
the White Star Una steamship Republlo,
when It foundered after being rammed by
the Italian steamship Florida in January,
IMS, has returned from the west, where he
has been studying law In the University
Mrs. Phoebe Wooley Pal miter, a real
daughter of the American revolution, la
dead at her home In Brookfleld, Oneida
county, N. Y., aged 89 years. She waa the
daughter of Jonathan Wooley, who served
Id the continental army and waa wounded
at the battle of Saratoga. She waa one of
the few surviving pensioners of the revo
John A. Shields, the venerable federal
commissioner, has Just paased the fifty
sixth anniversary of his appointment to
the government service. In New York,
where the event was celebrated, he re
ceived the congratulations of United States
court judges and well known lawyers. It
was foity two years on April So since
Mr. Shields waa made a federal commls-
Matters of Interest on and Saeh
of the rirtng X.le Cleaned from
iha Army and Wavy Beglster
An unaccountable typographical error
occurred In the paragraph No. lOBO of the
new edition of Army Regulations, which
hss Just appeared from the War depart
ment, respecting the allowance per month
of wood for each foot of direct radiating
service from September I to April 30.
''when buildings, except officers' and non
commissioned officers' quarters, for which
fuel Is furnished by the quartermaster's
department. are heated by steam by sep
arate plants." The paragraph as It ap
peared gave this allowance as one-fourteenth
cord of wood. In the original proof,
as It was approved by the military au
thorities, the allowance was slated, as It
should he, as l-140th cord of wood. The
error was obvious on Its face to any one
persuing the paragraph, but It la neces-
eary to make the correction from the War
department, and this will be, done by means
of a general order.
The president still has" under considera
tion the report of the armyretirtng board
In the case of Major X. S. Blckham of the
quartermaster's department. It has been
found that his disabilities are not Incident
to service. The report Is that this officer
is Incapacitated for duty, and thla la ac
companied by the comment of the Judge
advocate general and the chief of staff.
Under the various precedents of record in
the War department, an officer thus In
capacitated may either be retired with
three-quarters of his pay or wholly retired
with one year's pay. It is urged In be
half of Major Blckham that he passed his
examination for promotion to the grade of
rfiajor Juat before he was ordered before
the retiring board. It, is claimed, there
fore, that hla quallflcatlpn for advancement
should make It Impossble, under the cir
cumstances, to determine that he Is In
capacitated for active service. The case
has attracted much attention because of
the time taken by the retiring board In
reaching Its conclusions.
The haversack ration, which has been
tentatively adopted for the use of the
army, and the new emergency ration, have
been sent In quantities to the so-called
maneuver division In Texas and have been
elsewhere Issued wherever requested for
troops which are going on practice
marches. It Is not Intended, In either In
stance, to have a test of cne ration, for
the period for ita trial under service con
ditions In the Meld has long ago expired.
There are some things about the haversack
ration which may be changed, notably In
the matter of the envelope of some of the
articles, and perhaps In the form of certain
of the component articles. The emergenoy
ration has justified Itself. lotne opinion
of the experts. .The reports reco!v,1 from
officers who have used it, for the most
part during the former annual rides, have
Indicated that It meets fully the conditions
of the army when serving at a distance
from the base of supplies. The conditions
In Texas, especially If. there shall be an
Invasion of Mexico, will give an oppor
tunity for the use of the emergency ration
and, to a greater degree, of the haversack
ration In a way wrfieh shall show the wis
dom Of having both of these features In the
system of troop subsistence In time of
Animated discussion continues to pre
vail among army officers concerning the
proposed consolidation of the quartermas
ter, subsistence and pay departments Into
a supply corps and the formation of the
preeent.bureriu,, representing those staff
departments. Into a bureau of supplies
of the War department, under a major
general with two brigadiers aa assistants.
Representative Hay,, the c hatrman of the
house military committee, lg ; convinced
that the provisions of the bill which he
has introduced to that end will be ap
proved by congress. Those who know
something of the legislative Intent of the
Sixty-second congress say that the ob
jectlona which have been made to the bill
are not likely to carry much weight. There
are some minor details of the bill which
may be changed, and the apprehensoln
on the part of some of the members of
the permanent personnel of the existing
staff branches may result In an amend
ment of the plan for the amalgamated
list of officers. Aa It is now, some of the
Junior officers are likely to regard them
selves as adversely affected by the meas
ure, notwithstanding' the provision for
promotion by one grade upon retirement
of any officer who ts not advanced to
that extent during his active career after
the consolidation is accomplished. Some
offloers are likely to feel that they would
fare better under the present arrange
ment and one suggestion Is that the list
of permanent officers In the three corps
remain aa separate bodies for the purpose
of maintaining the rate of advancement
which would prevail were there no con
It la possible that the house military
oommlttee will take up the question of a
permanent personnel, as contrasted with
a detailed personnel, of the special staff
eorpa In connection with the proposed
consolidation of staff branches to make,
a new supply corps and a reorganized gen
eral staff corps. There has been consider
able apprehension in some quarters, and
It has extended to oongreaa, concerning
tho detail, aystem as applied to the staff
corps, now that the higher ranking offi
cers are being retired, and It becomes
necessary to detail lieutenant colonels and
colonels for duty away from their regi
ments. With a new supply oorpa there
are thoae who are Inclined to "believe it
would be wise to return to the permanent
peraonnel, at least among tho higher rank
ing officers, leaving the Junior gradoa to
be filled by detail and selecting from suoh
offloers the members of the permanent
personnel as vacancies occur. It Is pointed
out that experience is bound te count
more than ever In the discharge of the
merged duties devolving upon officers of
the new supply corps, and It is also sug
gested that In time of war with the de
tailed staff personnel there la apt to be a
desire on the part of Individuals to return
to line commands and again leave the
stau without the trained officers who
were supposed to be furnished for that
very emergenoy by the detail system. The
heada of the staff corps will this year re
new their recommendations to this effect,
and It may come up In a pertinent way
before the houae military committee In
connection with the pending army reor
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Washington Post: Now that the chap
lain's prayers are being printed In the
Record, our missionary societies might find
It convenient to frank 'em to the heathen.
Denver Republican. That American who
paid ffiO.OOO for a Outtenberg Bible would
probably Just as soon read the kind that
the Bible soolety puts In the hotels for
Kansas City Star: Mr. Tllden, the Chi
cago packer, haa been released on a writ
of habeas corpus. The fourteenth amend
ment, you will remember, specifically pro
vides that millionaire packers need not
testify In boodle investigations.
Louisville Courier-Journal: Hitchcock
has wiped out the Postofflce department
deficit, and if he could only cut out 'the
"free doings" In the circulation of speeches
supposed to have been delivered In con
gress. Uncle Sam would be making money
hand over fist.
Indianapolis News: Whatever the Moth
ers' congress may decide as to the fe"i
method of making bad boys good, there are
some eminently respectable men who re
call that the way used by their mothers
waa highly effective, albeit somewhat pain
ful in its application.
Minneapolis Journal: Minister Boutell,
formerly a congressman from Chicago
went to Portugal to get far, far away from
the Initiative, referendum and recall, and
then the president transferred him to
Swltserland, where theae children were
born and brought up. Maybe thia la Mr.
Taft'a Idea of a Joke.
MAMTACTl'HINfl A DOIBT, .
The Federal Sapreme Court and the
New York World.
Business that ire tends to halt because
the supreme court of the United States
delays Its decision In the trust cases is not
Important. If t did not have this excuse
It would present another.
The anti-trust law has been pased upon
by the courts time and again, it haa never
been weakened In any respect. There ban
been no disposition, so far aa the Judiciary
is concerned, to read Into It any meaning
other than that which lis plain words con
vey. The supreme court haa affirmed its
constitutionality and accepted Its well
known Intent. In one case It surprised
some people by defining the difference be
tween production and commerce, but it has
never given a hint that it would not on all
occasions apply the penaltlea to every of
fense which it enumerates.
We do not presume to anticipate the
Judgment of the court., but we are sure
that reputable business men and good law
yers will agree with us when we remark
that Wall street, 'he trusts and all other
Interests that thrive on monopoly and law
lessness are even now perfectly well sat
isfied that they have nothing to hope for
in' this matter except aa they shall obey
FLO U Fa
il ' j;
THIO BANK IS
During all this time it bas commanded the confi
dence of the people. rbls confidence is still evidenced
by the dally opening of new account and the constantly
Increasing volume of business.
Your account is invited.
lighter, finer flavored, ,
and Insures Its
from alum. ,
Fret. Send Name mi AiArest.
CO., NEW VOWK.
"Pop, what's a tip?" ' .
"You've heard, mv son. haven t. you, 01
parting a fool from hlswoneyj"
Wel'l.PaPtlp Is what they do It with."
iv,itf rnnhia rntiiea from Ul-rerulsted
credulltv." ssld the wamine friend.
"I don t quite understand. -
Hcfme vmi and 'this limn were married
.. . I 1.-.....4 Win h tnA von.
Afterward you didn't believe anything."
Washington star. . .
I i-T-. - Al.l. n thm t11Bt fffUnd 0lt
that the writer of those tremendoua maga
sine attacks was a young woman.'
"Well, well: v nai oia no av ! in
"Oh, he stopped her." , .
"Pld he sue her?" ,
"No. he married her." Cleveland rialn
'Seems to me we hear very little from
the Society for the J-Utvi ecri'n, 01 wiinei.t.
xary Noises these days. I wonder what's
the reason?" '
"I don't know, unless they wish to dem
onstrate how consistent - thsy can bs?"
Psrry I don't know much about these
chautauquas. What are they and what are
thev good for, snywey?
derrick A chautnuo,u Is the medium
through which a suppreased statesman may
get his vlewa before the public." Boston
Joel Benton in the Outlook,
lrls-tlnted May now Kklrts the woods and
And, where "(he south wind lends, swift
and soft-footed follows;
There's -incf-nye In hex breathy before , her
steps and after. - .
And In her loosnned brooks echoes ' of
. woodland laughter. , t
In lite bosky thicket birds are' briskly
sliiKing. : ....- -
While the lofty swallow some meksags
mtint be bringing v
From the far Aiores. to strong is hit en
deavor To brush ugnlnst the azure, and go sail
ing on forever.
Not lesM the crystal, lake he puts In his
He skims It polished facef and, with his
pieened-out plnlnns. ,
Slnle-eyefl, surveys h II his Inject rmsrry.
Haviiig two highways, the mundane and
starry. I ,
That white sheet you see, where all the
greenery varies. '
Is the petaled snow shed by. the sail
guliiBiia's Clear and spotless 'blossoms seen by every
comer . ' ...
A chosen sea if of xpring thrown on the
neck of sunmer.
The wind-flower, all alone, that with no
Idfts tremblingly Its head the ' dearest,
More thnn all flowery forms in wood or
Its rone-edRed. esrl-like tint, grim win
ter's spell effaces.
May. the maiden month, has In her rich
All the cavalcade of nature's fair proces
sion: Even the bobolink, that i like a fountain
Boon will add his song to her supreme
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