Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 07, 1911, EDITORIAL SECTION, Page 2, Image 10
2 TIIK 0MA1LV SUNDAY BKE: MAY 7. 1911. B Thk Omaha Sunday Bee. FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROPEWATER. VICTOR ROSE WATER. KDITOR. Kntered t Omaha postofflc as second class matter. ' TERMS OF HUBHCRIPTION: Kundav Be a, on year M Faturriay Be. on yaer l.W Pally Ree (without Aunday), nnt)Mr... 4 00 I'lly Bee and Sunday, on year too DELIVERED BY CARRIER. Evening Be (without Sunday), per mo....c Evening He (with Sunday). per month.. .&! I 'ally lie (Including Fundayi, par ra c Dally Be (without Sunday), por mo V Address all complalnta of Irregularities In delivery to City Circulation Department. orncE. fimaha The Be Building South Omh-n N.- Twenty-fourth St. Council Hhiffs 1 Scott Kt. Lincoln m IJttl Building. Chicago IMA Marquett Building. Kansas City Reliance Building Naw York-M West Thirty-third t. Waahlngton 72S Fourteenth ft., N- W. , CORRESPONDENCE. CnmniuKlcatlona relating to news and editorial matter should b addreaacd Omaha Haa, Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, espraas or poatal order, payahle to The Bea Publishing Company. Only -cent atampa received In payment of mail accounts Personal checks eseapt on Omaha and eastern exchange not accepted. APRIL CIRCt'lATION. 48,10.6 State of Nebraska, County of Douglas. e: uwisut v interna, circulation manager of The Bea Publishing Company, being duly sworn, says that th average dally circula tion, lose spoiled, unused and returned coples, for the month of April. 1811, was .MM. DWIQHT WILLIAMS. Circulation Manager. Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before me thla 1st day of May, (Seal.) HUBERT HUNTER. Notary Public wartwra laavtas th eltr taa. vrarllr hM kat The Bee aaUa t taaaa. Alfrm wUI h 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 facts. Russia is said to favor woman's rights. That is news, since Mt ap peared she favored none but the cxar's. 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 here. 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 circles? 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 may.be 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 I 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 alone. 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 them. 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 humane. 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 world. 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 taste. 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. SENSE OK HI'MOR VKKDKll, 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. IT ...VISIT... MANDELBEKG'S Jewelry Atactic FOR GRADUATION and WEDDING PRESENTS... Buy Them at Your Own Price Sales Daily 2:30 and 7:30 P. M. SEATS 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 high. 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 money. 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 plutocracy. 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. EXPRESS 'TOLLS EXCESSIVE. 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 iil Sale OR LADIES im-nl SECUIAK SHOTS AT THE PULPIT. Waslilnaton Post: The average man 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. " DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES. 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 move." 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 other. "No.". "Gustav once served on the Jury in a breach of promise case.' Washington limes. THE RECALL. 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 MASON a HAMLIN KRANICH & BACH KRAKAUER BROS. KIMBALL BUSH & LANE CABLE-NELSON HALLET-DAVIS HOSPE, ETC.