Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 07, 1911, EDITORIAL SECTION, Page 2, Image 10

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ttaaatis aft a raaaaataa.
Hard times or not, the railroads
continue to order equipment.
The Ice trut wUI quit the state of
New York. Frozen out at laatT
If caterpillars atop a train in Okla
homa, trains must run very slow down
there. '
Echoes of the civil war are ap
parently dying out everywhere but In
New England.
Thlg kidnaping stunt must be catch
ing. A Kansas girl is now doing the
heroine act In It.
Senator Frye Is no longer leader of
the senate, but a lot of smaller fry
would like to be.
Delaware is the faster American
battleship. Oood thing the state
leads in something;
: Still, Milwaukee has spoiled no rec
ords In making a. failure of its experi
ment with socialism. ' V
Does anybody know whether Lee
O'Neill -Browne made a trip oer to
Ohio during ; the winter ?' "
Dealers who hare been carrying
over . fruit Jars from year to year
ought to unload this time.
Mayor Gaynor insists whiskers are
no disgrace. No, a man's Hyde is
often tougher than his beard.
The democrats have split in only
three different parts over the woolen
schedule. But give them time. 1
One needful thing to learn Is where
to "head in" and, having located the
place, take a long slide forward.
Folks will soon be able to talk from
Omaha ta New York, but it will take
them some time to get the habit.
"Anglo-Japanese Treaty Ratified."
Headline. Then the United States is
safe at last; it will not get that lick
ing. Representative Longworth objects
to the obscure wording of the free list
bill. He wants nothing but the bald
Russia is said to favor woman's
rights. That is news, since Mt ap
peared she favored none but the
It is to be observed thst President
Diss did not send sny delegates to the
third annual Peace conference at Bal
timore.. if the Washington ball team ia wise
It will take immediate precautions to
hsve the extra session run along in
definitely. Note Colonel Roosevelt and Dr.
Wilson both oppose the recall for
Judges. There are radicals and rad
icals, you know.
"Shall the democratic . party be
AldrUhtxed?" Is Mr. Bryan s question.
"Shall the democratic party be Bryan
lied?" Is the echo.
Wbst a bully time they are having
out In Seattle over that recall. The
mayor who "got tbe hook" is now try
ing to hook a Judge.
A recent report of moral cruaadera
finds tbst "many New York gamblers
sre dishonest." This looks as If it
might be surrendering to the enemy.
, " '
. An indignant friend 'of the Wells-
Fsrgo writes to say, "Just suppose we
did not have any express companies,
then what?" Then tbe Wella-Fargo
would have no lis per cent dividends,
thsfs whst. '
According to the supreme court of
Nebraska a chiropractor doing busi
ness In this state is not violating the
lew requiring those who practice
medicine to be licensed. Look it up
in tbe llulonai-y.
An Exposition Monument
During the) past week the corner
stone of the Jefferson Memorial build
ing was laid with impressive cere
monies st tbe main entrance to' For
rest psrk In St. Louis where the great
Louisiana Purchase exposition was
held of which it Is to be s permanent
monument. From the sketch which
has been made public it Is plain that
the memorial building is to be a struc
ture commensurate lnartlstlc besuty
snd imposing stability with the won
derful world's fair that It Is intended
to recall.
We direct attention to what St.
Louis Is doing In this connection as
a reminder to the people of Omaha
that ' have as yet no permsnent
monument to our Trsns-Mlssisslppi
exposition, slthough we hsve grester
right to be proud of It, and to point
back to its shining success, than have
other cities that have held similar ex
positions before and after, with fewer
obstacles to surmount and smaller re
sults to their credit. When the Omaha
exposition was in course of construc
tion It was urged by The Bee, and
particularly by Its then editor, who
was one of the exposition managers,
thst tbe Arch of States be. built of
stone contributed by the various
trsns-MlsslselppI states participating
so thst It might survive the evanescent
glories of the lagoon city. This sug
gestion was not adopted and carried
out at the time only because of the
limited resources of the exposition
promoters, and the necessity of using
every dollar for the immediate in
dispenssble necessities of the oc
casion. The hope and wish, however, Is
still cherished by msny who appre
ciate the Omaha exposition more as it
fsdes further in the background that
this Arch of State or the Administra
tion arch may some day, in the not
too distant future, be reproduced in
enduring materials and serve as a
permanent . monument. This purpose
should not be sllowed to lapse, nor
the Idea be abandoned, and some day
Omaha will point out to visiting
strangers an appropriate Trans-Mis-slsslppl
exposition memorial the same
as St. Louis, Chicago and other cities
will be doing for theirs.
. Funeral .Conveyances.
The advent of the automobile as a
funeral conveyance Is being heralded,
and to those who occasionally have to
experience the ordeal of attending
burials the automobile funeral holds
forth promise of change for the. bet
ter. As a funeral conveyance' the au
tomobile is far ahead of the carriage,
its ease and speed of movement being
especially desirable at a time when
mourners are overwrought and se
verely tried by the stress and strain.
If the long, wearisome jog to and from
the cemetery In Jolting carriages can
besoftsned and .shortened by the au
tomobile It will be a blessing and a
boon to the'heart-alck and the grlef
strleksn. ,
But the automobile funeral under
present conditions would make the
burial still more costly than it now is.
Conveyance by automobile Is for the
rich, snd Bbt for the poor. Yet tbe
poor In Jtbe house of mourning feel
their loss Just as deeply, and suffer
front our barbarous funeral customs
Justf as keenly. In some places the
street car funeral has been worked
out to answer tbe same demand for
the poor that the automobile funeral
will answer for the rich. The funeral
car attractively constructed with cata
falque and mourners', compartment
does, the work. It travels quickly
and provides every reasonable com
fort and accommodation. The attest
car funeral ought to be a move In the
direction of cheaper funerals; It has
already found favor In cities, sbrosd
that have stronger traditions and
more tenacious customs to overcome,
and It should esslly. find an opening
British Ban on Hobble Skirti.
What' would the fashionable women
of our country think if a high govern
ment authority should decree thsfno
womsn wearing a hobble skirt might
appear at a certain public function?
It would surely raise some feminine
tempers, but would it not also estab
lish a precedent amounting to a prac
tical doom of the hobble skirt, which
no womsn of sdclsl ambition would
care or dare to oppose? If she might
not go in the most select circles with
the hobble skirt, would she not dis
card the skirt Instead of the select
But no such thing Is likely to hap
pen In the United States, although it
has occurred is England. The lord
chamberlain hss levied an embargo
upon this garment by barring It from
court functions at the coronation. Now
it assumed thst even the
Peeresses of Englsnd have been wear
ing hobble aklrts; of course they hsvs,
for they keep up with the styles.
Wbst, then, will the women of noble
blood think of this mandate? Un
doubtedly they will regard it ss a
wanton Invasion of their exclusive
womanly rights. , Let them so regard
it; the mandate stands and they will
comply with It. No "lord hamberaln
could hold bis Job and back up on a
proposition of that sort
This decree doubtless will prove to
be the boldest assumption of roysl
preorgstlve for msny, many years and
by all odds the most far-reaching, for
styles of feminine dress are not limited
by, national boundaries and the effect
of this edict will be felt wherever
Dsme Fashion assumes to hold her Im
perial away. We may expect a fierce
bearing of the hobble skirt market ss
s direct result of this uksse. Not thst
our Americas women rare a fig about
royalty or what royalty wears, but tbe
very instinct of fashion will revolt st
the thought of wearing anything that
has fallen under a ban so conspicuous.
Yet Who can tell but this very In
trusion of masculine power msy fire
woman with a zeal to maintain her
own rights. Ah, It Is In Englsnd, even
In London, where . tbe belligerent
forces of womankind are Just now
mobilised. Suffrsgettelsm hss not
gone In strong for the hobble .or the
harem1 or other devices of that kind,
but It may see the blow dealt woman
by this Iron hand of mighty man.
World Peace by the Money Route.
Apparently the most tangible pro
duct of the third National Peace con
ference comes from the suggestion of
James Speyer, the New York banker,
to stop citizens and subjects of the
nations from raising or negotiating
loans to other nations to carry on war.
The conference approved the suiises
tlon and resolved to call on the United
States government to 'recommend It
as a part of the program of the third
Hague tribunal.
The financial side of war Is the vital
side today. Not msny wars could be
promoted without money. When it
becomes impossible to finance wars it
will become impossible to have them.
So, as we have 'said before, world
peace, when it is reached, is likely to
be reached by tbe money route. Na
tions have always been able to endure
affronts to their sovereign dignity
when they have not had the cash
wberewlth to resent them. It Is not
a sentimental matter, at least, It Is not
to be settled by appealing to sentiment
It Is a great thing for the cause of
world peace to enlist the co-operation
of such men as Mr. Speyer and Mr.
Carnegie, whose whole life tralntng
has brought them to see things from
the money point of view. Perhaps
the Speyer proposition may , be consid
ered as the corollary of Mr. Carnegie's
scheme of giving 110,000,000 to
promote peace. Certainly It will be
bottling, up war very effectively when
millions sre available to prevent war,
and none may be had for carrying it
on. That Is doubling tbe resources of
the dollar In the Interest of interna
tional amity.
If the United States Includes this
proposition in Its recommendations to
The Hsgue and there Is no reason
to suppose it will not and it is favor
ably received by this tribunal, it will
carry the world a long way toward the
goal of arbitration Instead of arms.
The Charm of Eeminiicence.
To many people, most, perhsps,
reminiscence holds a power of Irre
sistible fascination. Habitually In
vidious comparisons are made between
the past and; present. , It Is ''partly
boastfulness, for most men like to im
agine that they have done deeds worth
relating. Then, It ,1a proof that "dis
tance lends enchantment," for surely
not always were the days of yester
day better than those o now Yet It
Is something more, something better.
Childhood In Its listless fancy looks
out on life through clearer ; Visions
than does maturity. Care-free, It sees
only the brightness, the cheerfulness,
the Joy. , The problems and perplexi
ties come Just , outside Its view-line.
Impressions are made which v the
blighting sear of passing years filled
with care and anxieties cannot efface.
In old age 'memory's eye turns back
upon scenes and friends endeared in
youth to find a superior charm In
There is no reason why such Illu
sions should be dispelled, for life is
barren enough at times of Imagery.
What If reflection is distorted by the
mirage of time, the kindly sentiment
stays to minister still Its balm of sat
isfaction. The unction of flatteiy
may In such case be Indulged -vlth
full pardon. But, of course, it is well
not to let 'our love for the old blind
us completely to the good of the new.
The gilded . hues of youth's happy
visions are brightest wbsn they throw
out. their rays far enough ahead to
illumine life as .it unfolds each day.
Living in the past alone wilj not suf
fice, but even magnifying the old may
help. If at the aame time one exalts
the present.
' Uniform Divorce Lew.
The Increasing prevslence of di
vorce has revived agitation of a uni
form state or national law for dealing
with the evil. But how to proceed to
bring about such' a regulation Is the
question first to be determined. Con
gress hss no powsr to enact a law af
fecting marriage and divorce except
after constitutional amendment, and
that is a very difficult end to achieve-
Most of those who have advocated
uniformity In divorce laws have fa
vored enactment of a model jaw for
all the states, but they hsve not gone
far enough with their plans even to
agree on a model statute.
There is a wide divergence between
the state laws now in operation. In
South Carolina, for fnstance, divorce
la not permitted under any circum
stances, while In Nevada, and a few
other ststes It is permitted for almost
any reason or excuse, the main condi
tion being a mere form of residence
for a brief period. Here we bave tbe
extremes of the case. In Maasacuui
setts divorces by collusion are not per
missible, snd for no resson except
that which may be construed as
It is not certain, however, that the
stste laws are tending more- toward
diversity, though it Is a fact that di
vorces are Increasing In number every
year. One thing is sdmttted by all,
who care to protect the home against
this insidious evil, and thst Is thst
more salutary restriction Is necesssry
and should not be delayed longer.
Simplicity of Speech.
Whether or not the traveler Is right
who contends thst fifty words are
enough for man's practical needs, his
theory of an abridged vocabulary for
every-day use Is In line with the ten
dency of speech in this country. We
sre simplifying the language to the
extent of preferring the simpler forms
of expression, both In our writing and
our speaking. It Is . purifying our
speech and Improving our diction. The
maaterof simple English, who can
write or speak In terms of the most
commonplace lsnguage, Is the most
effective. Even eloquence msy be
well defined ss simplicity.
A great New York minister has re
cently published a series of discourses
in Ubok form and one may read half
way through the volume before he
comes upon a word that is not com
mon to the simplest speech. Yet the
book in its diction is powerful. There
Is such a thing as working for the
language, and such a thing as letting
the language work for you. The mas
ter of English does the latter.
There is a virtue in a simple style
of lsnguage apart from its relation to
literature; It avoids the superlative
degree, tempers not only speech, but
thought and deed as well. It lessens
the likelihood of exaggeration, a com
mon and evil habit. In literature use
of the superlative, or even the com
parative, where the positive degree
will answer, tends to undermine and
exhaust the force of the lsnguage, so
the moral effect of exaggeration Is
similarly debilitating.
The Comfort of Conceit
There is a certain sort of comfort
in conceit that Is, to the conceited
man, himself, not to those who have
to deal with him. A person com
pletely satisfied with his own attain
ments is usually a very comfortable
person. Unattractive though he may
be to others, he Is a real Joy unto
No. I. As the old homely adage puts
it, "Where Ignorance ia bliss, 'tis folly
to be wise." What cares the conceited
man for the opinions of his friends,
even if such opinions ever reach him?
"Wrapt In the solitude of his own
originality," he is an opinion in him
self and needs nor desires others.
He will brook no disturbing of the
equilibrium of his self-complacency.
Yet one must regard with a meas
ure of pity the person who has come
to this status of self-adulation. He
is denying himself the wholesomenees
and helpfulness that Interested friend
ship can give, repelling friends by his
selfish arrogance. Self-esteem and a
certain amount of self-confidence are
Indispensable factors - of success, but
there is a marked difference between
this element of character and that
which claims for Itself a monopoly of
every desirable trait. Forbidding
boorishnese is unlikely to accomplish
a great deal of useful service in the
Restoration, Not Revolution.
' Governor Woodrow Wilson, of
course, strikes a popular chord In his
Kansas City speech, asserting that we
are In tbe midst of an era of reform,
but he throws out a suggestion that is
worth heeding, namely, that our re
form work ahould aim at restoration,
not revolution. It would be .i Krest
thing for the country if all tbe leaders
in this campaign of reform would tuVc
similar ground and aee that tbelr ef
forts are directed toward construction
and not destruction. Merely to bring
about changes for changes' Bake Is not
enough, will not do. All changes in
modes and methods of government
made even during eras of reform tire
not necessarily Improvement or pro
gress. What both democratic' .in d repub
lican parties need to keep constantly
before them is the supreme lrnpor
tsnce of selecting wist, safe and hon
est leaders for carrying out these
grest plans of reform. It would be
fatal, to commit tasks so zrnv to in
competent or unfaithful leadership.
If It were possible to secure leaders
who could put their own fortunes be
low -real patriotism the country would
be much more likely to secure the re
form and changes it actually needed
without injury to its future.
It is to be noted that in his attitude
toward the recall Governor Wilson
coincides with Colonel Roosevelt that
this experimental principle should not
be applied to tbe Judiciary, but only
to those who make or administer laws.
We believe this will come to be a more
generally accepted view by the most
radical of the recall exponents. Where
Governor Wilson gets down to party
politics, while he admits thst neither
great party has a monopoly on the re
forms or reformers, he claims for the
democratic party the advantage in be
ing freer from influences that would
retard progressive policies thsn the
republican party. In which, of course,
there is nothing that need occasion
any specisl discussion. Governor Wil
son is a democrat, holding high office
as such and a possible presidential
candidate for that party. But the
country will be inclined to the view
that the party through which all the
great constructive work of the govern
ment, tbst Is worth while has been
schleved Is sble still to accomplish
other grest things and is entitled to
be commissioned for thst service
rsther thsn the party thst bss failed
signally whenever entrusted with con
trol and responsibility.
The farmers' free list bill will save
consumers more thsn 130,000.000 an
nually "If tbe bill becomes a law and
prices settle down in time as some of
the advocates of the measure believe
they will." We could prove that the
moon is maae oi ireen cneree u we
could only get a piece of It for a
A French aviator has been killed
by a fall while exhibiting at Shanghai.
A few more experiments of this kind
In vsrlous corners of the globe will
doubtless convince that air climbing
is equally dangerous wherever at
tempted. Five more hydrant rental Judg
ments aggregating a trifle over $160,
000, and bearing interest at 7 per
cent, are handed down against the
city. Rather costly this Water board
of ours.
What a Jarring sound thst news
note from Germany about Emperor
WilAiam's 100,000-Btrong maneuvers
must have bad on the peace confer
ence harmony.
Feasting- Blocks a Flaht.
ft. Louis Gobe-Democrat.
It frequently happens tht a bantttiet
can do more to keep down Inlernatiimal
hostilities than a battleship. The bubble
convivial Is more to be desired than the
bauble heroic.
J est Ire Overreached fleet f.
St. Paul Pioneer Press.
The wearer of a hobble skirt was given
five minutes by an Omaha Judge to set
out of town." The seatence was unjust
and unfair. The woman would have to
take ten or fifteen minutes to get out of
the skirt before she could start toward
getting out of town.
Perslsteace Gives Vitality.
Pittsburg Dispatch.
President Taffs declaration that annexa
tion talk la ' "bosh" we regard as indis
putable. But sometimes bosh Is persisted
In long enough to give It some tenuity.
Th talk of taking the Philippines was
also bosh, as most people now recognise;
but we have the whit man' burden there
Just the same.
Spare Change for Decorations.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Notwithstanding the fai t that the finan
cial situation doea not suit everybody we
do not seem to be actually suffering for
spare change. We spent last year for
Jewelry bought In this country ISOO.000.000;
for gum, $2o.000.000; for candy $7S,oOO.OOO
and for aoft drinks over the soda water
counters $320,000,000.
Was It a Jap Raaef
New York Poit.
The Japanese Antartlc expedition has
abandoned Its dash for :h south pole.
Ptrange as It may Sfem even a Japanese
expedition cannot discover a pole without
aledges, dogs and provisions. Vnles, a
Captain Hobson may point out, th whole
expedition was a ruse and waa really In
tended to attack San Francisco by way of
the Antartlc circle.
Sbnttlnar Ont Professionals.
Pittsburg Dispatch.
It la announced that the comptroller of
the currency has ordered that hereafter no
consideration w.H be given to any applica
tion -for the chiiTterin of a national bank
that Is being organised by professional
bank promoters. As .the chartering of a
national bank 1 an operation under the
law thla seems to call for a' legal definition
of "professional bank promoters."
Comlaar of th Income Tax.
Springfield Republican.
Ratification of the federal Income tax
amendment Is regarded by the National
City bank bfflclals of New York as a cer
tainty by next year If not this year. They
say also In their circular for May that
congress may be expected to Impose such
a tax as soon as this authority Is given, to
take the place of remitted tariff taxes.
Those who are antagonising ratification,
chiefly for the purpose of saving wealth
from bearing Its due share of the na
tional tax burden, have lost their fight.
It is now In order for them to admit It.
Caa W Lose the Middleman f
Philadelphia Record.
Middlemen are being squeezed out In
various directions. Trade customs will not
eav them. So far as they perform a
necessary function they will survive, but
th room for them Is being steadily cur
tailed. Some recent changes In the method
of handling Its business occasioned reports
that the steel corporation would hereafter
deal directly with coiuumara. That was
premature, at least, but it is not unlikely
that th direct trade will com into use.
Th latest move ' in thin direction Is th
offr of some large mills manufacturing
woolen and worsted dress goods to sell
direct to retailer.
Hackneyed Misrepresentation of Rac
Types on the Stage.
New York Tribune.
The American consul general at Lon
don has good bumoredly suggested to the
dramatlo profession In that city the de
sirability of abandoning the conventional
caricature of th typical American on the
English stag, a caricature which seems
much like a survival from th pages o:
Martin Chusxlewlt with adornments by
Mrs. Trollop; and we are told that some
leading English actors agree with Mm.
W hava hitherto heard similar sugges
tionsperhaps rather appeals and demands
from other sources. Irishmen have been
particularly strong In their insistence on
the suppression of the Irishman of the
stage and also cf the comic papers, while
Jews have been second and Germans prob
ably third in like utterances. We do not
know that membera of any other race have
mad such demands, at least to any such
extent, though we are not sure that the
Africans have not had about as much
ground for complaint aa any. while Kng-1
Itahmen art by no means Immune.
There can be no doubt of the grossnee
cf the caricatures. The typical Irishman
Is not a gorilla-faced ruffian with red
whiskers, a clay pipe in his hatband and
his speech punctuated w ith "He Jabers!" I
and "Be gorra!" The typical Jew, German,
Hcandlnavlan and African are not what
the burlesque stage or even the hlgh-cla
"legitimate" depicts them. Neither is It
truthful to portray the typical F:ngllsh
man aa wearing a monocle and an air of
vacuity, with speech consisting chiefly of
"Aw, weaily, don't you know!" or the
American as a gawky tobacco chewcr and
rxpectorator, ejaculating "Waal, I saan!"
The fact is that a better sense of humor
Is needed to abate what has become a
nuisance. And It Is needed not io much
In those who object to these things as In
those who perpetrate them. A sense of
humor may well restrain men from digni
fying such lampoons by getting angiy at
them, but It should certainly much mors
restrain others from resorting to such
hackneyed misrepresentations. Tor if there
ever was anything really humorous In
these caricatures It long ago died of over
work, or else of inanition and' old age. The
sens of humor which would banish these
things from the stage and from the car
toon would be superior to that which
glgglea over them.
Buy Them at Your Own Price
Sales Daily 2:30 and 7:30 P. M.
People and Events
Ohio's legislative price of t2"0 is woefully
outclassed by the Illinois Jackpot.
London sports are offering odds on th
ptopnsttlon that when the House of lrds
looks Into his veto gun the peers will emu
late Davy Crockett a coon.
Owing to the painful dullness of buHlness
on nlde lines, the legislatures of Illinois and
Arkansas cheerfully voted to Increase the
alurlcs of members. Right living comes
While appendicitis is no longer a fashion
able attachment, to be strlctlv In the wt.n
fmembera of the order must wear their
vermiform appendix In a gold case on the
watch chain. As the outward sign of the
older it is the real thing.
Edwin A. Brown, the "millionaire tramp"
of Denver, who has Investigated American
prlcuns from coast to coast, has sailed for
Europe to view the tramp problem there.
In this country the solution of the prob
lem is a toxin for the laxyllng.
New Jersey and Illinois are about to Join
the group of states which have put the
tailroad pass out of business. In a few
years more every tourist will be putting up
the regular price, and the railroads will
hardly know what 'to do with the surplus
Time Is not of much moment in Malta,
but the Inhabitants indulge in timepieces
for decorative purposes. An American
watch costing t 25 Is a great favorite, while
a 35-center, "made in Germany," occa
sionally finds a buyer among the "plain
peopul." A split-mlnut watch, selling for
12.49, rivals the Maltese cat aa a sign of
Countess de PUrreponds, better . known
as Marie Eugenie, empress of the French
and widow of Napoleon III. was 85 last
Friday. , Th grand dame of Franc . of
forty years has tasted all th sweets of
beauty, power and patronage, and th sor
rows of exile, death, widowhood and lone
liness. Her long life sounds every chord
in the rangea of Joy, tragedy and tears.
Pertinent Pacts Revealed by Minne
sota Investigation.
Chicago News.
Some very pertinent facts bearing on the
reasons for the high ratea paid In this
country for the transmission of packages
and parcels were brought out last week
before the Minnesota railroad and ware
house commission in St. Paul. It was re
vealed, for example, that the Wells-Kargo
Express company, by capitalizing Its vast
earning power, had increased its capital
stock from $8,000,0000 to 124.000,000. It gave
a bonus of 13,000.000 in stock to a single
railroad ' company. The company, after
paying very considerable annual dividends
for sixteen years, had so large a surplus
that In 1908 a dividend of 810 per cent was
declared. Yet It now has an annual Income
of 7 per cent on its capital stock from
investments of Its surplus funds.
Th physical property valuation of com
panies like the Wells-Kargo may fall much
below their total capitalization. An 1m.
mens amount of th capital might be
charged up to good will or to contracts
with railroads whereby the latter ar paid
from 40 per cent to 66 per cent of the
gross receipts of express companies for
transporting packages. Practical people
might regard much of the large returns
paid to the railroads as a rakeoff at the
public's expense.
In any event the American people are
paying much too heavily for having their
goods transported by express. Relief from
national and state commissions and from
the courts is hoped for. There must be,
however, supplemental legislation In some
states in order that greater power may be
given to regulate agencies such aa th
Illinois railroad and warehouse commis
sion. The moet effective way to put an end to
excessive express rates Is to establish a
parcels post. The demand for thla Im
portant benefit is certain to grow to over
whelming proportions unless relief comes
soon from agencies already established.
A. Hospe Co.
For wii Q
And the very lowest prices with convenient terms, and
the jier.sjmil attention you have enjoyed for o7 years.
1513-15 Douglas Street
Waslilnaton Post: The average
with l&O.cOi) has no us for a Bible.
Chicago Rrcoid-Herald: A Philadelphia
preacher announces that Summer resoit
sre the starting places cf disagreements
leading to divorce, it is not likely that
his declaration will have a serious' effect
upon the summer resort business.
Pittsburg Dispatch: It seems that Canon
Douglas' new erlon of the ten com
mandments dots not cut any of them out,
but stin) minces them to a brevity of
expiesKlon i hut ia extreme No loophole
I '3 offeiuil lor the toleration of favorite
vices and Judging from th general state
of society In Christendom, none Is needed.
Baltimore American: The fact waa em
phn.Ued In the Mothers' Congresa lu
Washington that while missionaries are
working energetically in foreign lands,
over 4.0(0,000 children at home are lacking:
educational facllttUs. It is the old story
over of "th Greeks at our own dooi."
The congress will do lasting good If it
impresses permanently the great lesson in
reward to child welfare that charity bv-'
gins at home, juiu that Its practice there
aids greatly In spreading it abroad.
. New York Hun: Not so many years ago
Pope Leo.XIll was obliged to issue di
rections about thq, use of .bicycles by
priests; where are those bicycles now?
Pope Plus X .shows greater willingness to
accept progress in. the matter of .the auto
mobile. The' lime-honored' custom of th
cardinals driving' thiough Rome lu em
blazoned coaches .drawn' by' black horses
had iallen into abeyaltce, according to the
Tablet; they had taken td' hiring vehicle
from livery stables Instead, when they
were embarrassed by a strike of th
drivers'." Thiyf tnereor.', wr obllgd -to
turn to motor c'ars,1 for "ft Is' contrary to
etiquette for a cardinal to appear on foot
in the Eternal City, and the holy father
approves :heartily th change. "
Architect (showing plans) This room will
be your library.
Mr. Newlyrlch My llb'ryT Oh, ya, of
course. 1 must have a place to tmckc
Boston Transcript.
"I know lota of folks." Uncle Jerry Pee
bles remarked, "who think they're standln'
up fur religion when they're only booalln'
their own church."Chicago Tribune.
"Do you think I am really your affinity?"
Solomon's nine hundred and eighty-fifth
wife asked. coiuettlshly.
"My dear," the W seat Gujr said, "you
are one In a thousand." ' ,
He got away with It, too. Toledo Blade.
Mrs. Crawford "If an awful Job to
Mrs. Crabshaw "But look' at the advan
tages, my dear. I'm never so happy as
wnen I'm picking out a new atyle of wall
paper." Judge.
"Why It la that we never hear anything
about the wife of Atlas, the man who had
the world on hi shoulder?"
"There was no Mr. Atlas. If ther had
been do you suppose that It would have
been permitted him to create the Impres
sion that the entire responsibility rested
on him?" Chicago Rccord-HeiaJd.
dull and commonplace," said on fair girl.
l'ou i you aiiow wny; responaea in
"Gustav once served on the Jury in
a breach of promise case.' Washington
John Kendrick Bangs In Harper's Weakly.
I would that there might be
Two lives on earth
For those of us wao a a
Too lata Its worth.
Th first, a study hour
To learn its ways;
To comprehend the power
Of passing days;
To f nl life' deepest i aach
The things that give
The Sou) Its strength, and teach
L'a how to live.
The second, that the Soul
May nobly rise,
Prepared to win the goal
Where Honor llvt.
What Joy to know 'mid all
Life's stress and pain
We but await the call
To try again!
uality Pianos I
has the Line