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T1TE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 21, 1911.
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The federal supreme court did Dot,
iowever, uphold Miss Tarbell on every
Madero insisted on the United
States recognizing his belligerency.
The equanimity with which Mr.
Rockefeller bears up usder the blow
is simply sublime.
The town of Chicago, Ky., has 185
population. It ought to get a cow to
kick, over the lantern.
Wu Ting-fang says he will live to
!be 200, and Uncle Joe aspires to 150.
There is a beautiful race.
Fish are not annoyed with the
toothache, a London scientist tells us.
JJut who wants to be a flsb?
It was Missouri that asked to be
fchowa as to the Standard Oil, and
(he supreme court has shown It
The attorney general probably
fcvould be accused or peanut politics
tfhe went after the Goober trust.
'"--The ratio In the United States su
preme court is 8 to 1 but it cannot
tie a sacred ratio Inasmuch as It
Changes so often.
Really, when it comes to weather
knaklirg, you have to give the prize to
Forecaster Welsh, who makes all our
Governor Hay of Washington is so
disgusted with the work of the legis
lature there he feels like expunging it.
.Where Is the recall?
The Globe-Democrat takes time to
observe that Nebraska has 4,000 more
automobiles than Connecticut It has
more of everything that is good.
By practicing up his commence
ment oratory first at home. Gov
ernor Aldrtch ought to be in fine trim
for his forthcoming sortie into Ohio.
As soon as the St Louis newspapers
tight out the qiestkn of which one Is
tentltled to the credit for the move
ment their "Get Together" project
Which reminds us, a deposit guar
anty law was also promised in the
Denver platform, but has not yet been
made part of the democratic house
Madero a army is a gooa aeai nice
jMcNally's Row of Flats, "There's Ire
land and Italy, Jerusalem and France"
and England, America and Holland,
(to say nothing of the Indian.
Those bail b tones as big as hen's
kjggs will have to take a back seat in
(heae days of big business. No hail
atones smaller than cocoanuts have a
tight now to claim public attention.
Records show that farm work Is
more hazardous than city occupation.
That affords another excellent excuse
to the Sons of Rest for not responding
to the Macedonian call from the wheat
Some times it Is quite possible for
a court to render a decision that
wholly pleases neither of the litigants,
and the supreme court seems to have
hit upon this happy medium In the
Standard Oil opinion.
It will never be known whether
those Mexicans made haste because
Secretary of War Dickinson postponed
his exit one week or because Secretary
of War Stimson postponed his 'en
trance upon official duties one week.
No sign of our national legislature
following in the footsteps of the Wis
consin state legislature by making
log rolling an offense punishable as
a felony. For a large part of the
membership of the national house and
senate the abolition of log-rolling
would leitve those statesmen com
pletely oat of a Job.
Through his letter In another col
umn. General Manderson brings to
light some interesting documents he
has recently dug up that passed be
tween the members of the British
House of Commons and our Ameri
can congress in the early nineties, as
forerunners of the present peace
movement for srbltration treaties. As
General Manderson points out, these
documents show that our government
took the first step in the spring of
1890 In inviting the co-operation of
other countries toward settling, by
means of arbitration, disputes which
diplomacy falls to adjust, and 354
members of the British House of
Commons, in their Individual capacity,
memorialized congress, approving the
proposal and promising support of any
effort to frame and adopt a satisfac
tory arbitration treaty. According to
the dates, the initial action of our
government took place under the ad
ministration of President Harrison,
the response not being made until
President Cleveland had succeeded as
chief executive, when It evidently fell
upon barren soil. The seed of Inter
national arbitration, however, has been
taking root all these years. When it
shall have grown large enough to
shelter the peace of the world, the
nation that had .most to do with its
beginning will have most to be
Men and Religion.
"Men-and Religion" and all other
parts of the "Forward Movement" of
the evangelical church In recent years
have, above everything else to com
mend them, a definiteness of purpose.
This Is so because they have put busi
ness methods into church work. They
have combined the resources of the
practical man of affairs with the pow
ers of the religious propagandist, and
they nrp getting results. When a man
like James G. Cannon of New York,
known everywhere for his business
acumen, takes hold of a movement
people at once take notice of the
movement. They know that Mr. Can
non is too big and too busy a man to
give his energies to an enterprise that
does not amount to anything and that
is not discrediting any of the forces,
personal or impersonal, of the church.
Mr. Cannon is a big force in church as
well as in financial affairs.
Another factor that highly com
mends this and kindred movements Is
that they , are interdenominational,
embracing all the evangelical churches
on a common level. The world long
has criticised the church for its blind
devotion to creedal differences. These
enterprises tend to a minimizing of
the Importance of these lines and a
magnifying of the supremacy of the
great fact of religion. In this Men and
Religion movement all these churches
and twelve auxiliary societies are
united. The " movement is nation
wide and. In a nutshell, claims for Its
purpose the re-energizing of he
"To win to Christ and the church
the largest possible number of men
and boys by May 1, 1912."
"To make a permanent contribution
to the best life of the continent, so
cial, political, commercial and phys
ical." There are two of . its objectives.
They suggest the dynamics la them
selves. They propose something cer
tain. Wth men of ability and means
able to engineer the raising of ampl
funds for tile work will require that
this looks as if it might be the
crown sheaf of all these enterprises,
and It has recognised the necessity of
providing for the conservation of the
enthusiasm it arouses.
Uncle Sam Empire Builder.
It Is highly befitting that elaborate
ceremony should attend the opening
of great Irrigation dams In the west,
such as the Roosevelt dam In Arizona
and the Shoshone dam In Wyoming,
for they but mark the progress of the
great enterprise of empire-building
and Justify any amount of enthusiasm
that may be spent in celebration. On
June 23 the Shoshone dam will be
opened with formality, Uncle Sam
himself haying a special representa
tive present to take a hand.
The distinctive feature of this dam
is difficult to name, for there are so
many distinctive features. One is
that Its wall holding back the great
flood of water In the Big Horn river
Is the highest wall in the world, sur
mounting the great Flatiron building
In New York by forty-two feet. But
that is not, of itself, most distinctive.
Nor Is the fact that the dam makes
possible the irrigation of 150,000
acres of land, though that., of course,
Is one of the primal achievements!
But the most distinctive feature of it
Is that this land is of the most fertile
In the entire west and the dam was
located where it is because of the su
perior fertility of this soil. Experts,
after making careful surveys, chose
The opening of Shoshone dam
means the influx of another large
number of home-builders into that
section of Wyoming the northern
part, Big Horn Basin. Wyoming is
in Its maiden stage of development,
prolific, it is believed, of as great min
eral and agricultural wealth as any
state la the union. AH it needs Is
such help as this' great government
enterprise will give to unbosom itself
of Its fabulous treasures. The gov
ernment, which spent nearly 70C.0(
on this project, never made a totter
investment In the west, as we teller,
will be thoroughly demonstrated In
a very short 'time. Such work as this
Is affording magnificent outlet to our
ever-swelling tide of Immigration and
population on the east and ia the.
cities, infusing new life-blood into the
nation, increasing its virility and
opening up new sources of wealth and
channels of trade. .
Several eastern bar associations
have been resolutlng against Incor
porated lawyers, or, to be more ex
plicit, against corporations that do
law business among other services
which they render to their patrons.
The big title guaranty companies, for
example, are said to be corraling a
large part of the real estate litigation,
undertaking to defend in court, if need
be, throughVbeir salaried law depart
ment every attack upon a real estate
title which they guarantee for a fee.
In the same way the great casualty
companies are accused of absorbing
most of the personal Injury defense
business, in reality selling their clients
the use of a special organization of
lawyers to fight off damage claims.
Naturally, the lawyers who are not
incorporated bbject to having business
which they formerly monopolized In
vaded in this fashion. But if they
would be frank they would admit that
their real grievance Is not against
competition by incorporated lawyers,
but the fact that the corporations get
the business, and particularly that
they get it by up-to-date business
methods of advertising which the un
incorporated lawyer still thinks un
professional. If the common every
day practicing lawyer would overcome
his obsolete prejudice against paying
for printer's ink he could get the busi
ness Just as easily as the title guar
anty companies or the casualty com
panies. Omaha as a Musjc Center.
Omaha has never had a music
season to equal that which it has had
this past year. Its own artists and
musical societies have quite outdone
themselves. High class musicians
and musical organizations from
abroad have found here appreciative
audiences, and the musical season,
culminating with a festival of choral
and orchestral music, scored a pro
nounced success, artistically and
financially, and in every way credita
ble to participants and patrons.
Musically, Omaha is acquiring
standards and standing of high char
acter, and if it will maintain this dis
tinctive position as a music center it
can add to its prestige Immensely. By
its musical activities Omaha has come
to realize what it is musically. It has
discovered what It can do toward cul
tivating music and art, and that these
are not to be overlooked among fac
tors that go to make up the desirable
and attractive features of a prosper
ous and cultured city.
Tackling a Man's Job.
The government's action against
the alleged Lumber 'trust deals only
with the manufacture or sale of lum
ber, not with the ownership or control
of standing timber. Yet the last re
port of the commissioner of corpora
tions, filed February 13, 1911, charges
a combination In the latter. This re
port deals only with the control or
ownership of the forests, setting forth
as its "foremost facts":
1. The - concentration of a dominating
control in our standing- timber in a com
paratively few enormous holdings, steadily
tending toward a central control of the
2. Vast speculative purchase and holding
of timber land far in advance of any use
I. An enormous Increase in the value of
this discriminating natural resource, with
great profits to Its owners. This value, by
the nature of standing timber, the holder
neither created nor. substantially enhances.
In the course of his report Mr. Her
bert Knox Smith cays:
Whatever power over prices may arise
from combinations In manufacture ' and
distribution (as distinguished from timber
owning), such power is Insignificant and
transitory compared to the control of the
standing timber Itself, or a dominating
I Inasmuch as this report, the result
of more than a year of labored inves
tigation, formed a vital element In
the basis of evidence which led the
attorney general to file his" suit
against the retailers throughout the
country, it would eeem almost certain
that this action is but a forerunner of
another against the combination con
trolling the source of supply the
standing timber. ( Whatever the evi
dence against the retailers 'may be,
the commissioner of corporations is
doubtless right in concluding that the
control of the forests is even more
vital. Thus the public may get a
glimpse of the far-reaching scope of
the fight the government has begun,
for, excepting possibly steel, no other
industry touches a larger number of
persons and goes so straight to the
home-owner and the home-renter.
Yet, diverse and complicated as are
its ramifications, the power of great
owning companies must be more con
trolling. In tackling thev lumber
barons the representatives of the gov
ernment are showing that they are
not afraid to tackle a man's Job.
British Cotton Raising.
British cotton manufacturers have
tired of depending so largely on the
United States for their raw material,
having learned that It is no longer
safe If they hope to keep their mills
running. So the British Cotton Grow
ers' association is taking advanced
steps to plant cotton in Britain's colo
nies, notably West Africa. In doing
this it is observing the Importance of
carrying the native with it and there
fore Is exercising greatest diligence In
the selection of the kind of seef it
plants, for It might be fatal to disap
point aroused hopes in an African.
At the recent meeting of the asso
ciation in Manchester the earl of
Derby, replying to criticisms to the ef
fect that the association was proceed
ing too slowly with its work, stated
that it had better proceed slowly than
to make one mistake in the selection
of its seed and thereby retard the ulti
mate progress of cotton growing in
one of the colonies many years. None
too good results have been achieved
thus far with cotton in Africa, and the
Britons are not consumed in confi
dence, though determined to Bucceed
Not only have the British cotton
mills found it Impossible in the last
few yeirrs to supply their demand for
cotton from the southern states of
America, but the New England mills
have met with similar difficulty, and
It will be positively necessary for Eng
land to go extensively into the cotton
raising business on its own account if
it expects to remain in the cotton
manufacturing industry. The fact is
that cotton spindles have increased in
number more rapidly In our own
southern states of late than has the
acreage of cotton. The south has
learned that It can manufacture cot
ton goods as well as raise cotton. This
Is at the bottom of the shrinkage In
supply, though it is true that the
southern planter is not increasing his
acreage as he should and as he un
doubtedly will before long. There are
vast areas of good cotton land in the
south that are not cultivated, and to
the entire area under cultivation, no
doubt, the principles of intensive
farming might be better applied with
the result of greatly enlarging the
Kale of Reason for Autoists.
The rule of reason has been eagerly
seized upon by law-breakers and near
law-breakers 'as a welcome relief from
discomfort of various kinds. But we
believe that nowhere does it promise
to fill such a. long-felt want as with
our automobile friends. All things
in reason, and especially the speed
limit when it proves troublesome. If
the gait is too fast, let the question be
as to the reasonableness or unreasona
bleness of the excuse. "Going to get
a doctor for a sick dog" is an easy
one. "Racing with the stork" con
forms to Rooseveltian ideals. "On
the Way to catch a train" might help
some in a pinch. Of course, the wise
automobilist will adapt his tale
quickly to time and place, particularly
to time of day or night Enterprising
auto dealers will give a rule of reason
guide book to every purchaser of a
machine without extra charge.
The Commencement Gown.
The commencement gown problem
reappears with the approach of ; the
graduation season. It is apparently as
robust as It was a year ago and shows
no signs whatever of having suffered
from past . attempts at its solution.
Fair femininity, we have no doubt, will
emerge In all her glory to receive her
diploma and enter the cold, unfeeling
world without being the least Im
pressed with anything said or done to
change her mind upon the subject of
dress. It is a good deal like the ques
tion of universal disarmament. You
cannot expect one or any number of
young women to give up their fash
ionable attire so long as some do not.
It is woman's stock in trade, her one
imperial .prerogative, and she knows
it and is not going to be deprived of
it If she can help It .' V.
But it does seem, in all seriousness,
as if young women filling their heads
with practical education might not
suffer by the admission of the most
sensible ones upon this subject of
dress. It would be In keeping with
the spirit of education for them to de
vote less time to empty fashions that
make such heavy, drafts upon their
time and their parents' pocketbooks,
especially where they are unable to
stand the pressure. The breeding of
false notions asto dress is stultifying,
in Its influence on the mind, to the
mission of education. If there Ib a
place where girls might be expected to
learn sensible things, that' place Is the
school or college, which, presumably,
at any rate, fits her for life's duties.
No reform in woman's attire contem
plates an abridgement of her inalien
able right to make herself beautiful
and attractive, any more than do
many of the fads and foibles of style
lend either to her beauty or her at
The Criminal Clause.
Governor Woodrow Wilson has the
art of so phrasing his speeches as to
catch the popular ear, though it Is not
necessary to Impute insincerity to him
for doing that. The New Jersey execu
tive has recently gained applause in
the West for declaring that in dealing
with offending corporate combines we
must punish the Individual and not
merely the Impersonal organization
and also we must inflict the criminal
penalty of the law to make It effective.
Of course, not even the governor,
himself, would .claim anything new or
novel for this proposition, which has
been"persistently urged by others. It
Is as old as the Sherman law, itself,
though, to be sure, the criminal clause
In this great law has not been in
volved as often as the civil clauses.
At times the demand for the impo
sition of criminal penalties instead of
civil has been clamorous and it has
not been entirely unsatisfied. Some
prominent men in several cities of the
union have gone to prison for vary
ing terms In recent years as officers
of offending Ice trusts or coal com
bines. So that, while at times it has
seemed Judges or Juries were lenient
with "the men higher up," It will not
do to say that the criminal law has
never been successfully applied.'
After all, it is a matter for the Jury
as well as the Judge and, even more,
it is a matter for public sentiment to
say whether criminal or-only civil pea-
allies shall be imposed on this class
Mr. Bryan's Commoner carries in
its last issue a striking advertisement
headed, "Prepare for Victory tn 1912."
Seems we have heard that several
times before from the same source
with dates.successlvely moved up from
1896to 1900, to 1904 and to 1903.
Give Father a Show.
There ought to be a father's day, too;
and as a celebration what Is the mat
ter with letting him have his pay en
velope nil to himself one week In the year.
Sleep on, Vol Innocents.
'St. 1-ouls Republic.
Iaw-ablllng corporations may sleep
peacefully ten hours each night; only
nefarious combinations whose ways are
dark and tricks vain need fear the Sher
An Interesting- Educational Item.
San Francisco Chronicle.
A woman teacher, arguing for higher
salaries for her srx. presents statistics to
show that it la more expensive for a
woman to live than for a man. A woman
teacher, she says, needs 11.250.60 a year
and a man teacher only $838. Has she
taken amount of the dinners that the
woman teacher and the man teacher have
together and that the man pays for?
Fiction and Reciprocity.
Wall Street Journal.
In showing the senate committee what
a dreadful thing reciprocity would be for
the poor farmer, one delegation of Missouri
farmers" told the committee how much,
wheat was raised In Saskatchewan. The
figure was greater than the yield of
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta. Ontario
and all Canada, with Australia thrown in.
With this trifling amendment, the state
ment of yield was correct.
An Awful Prospect.
In opposing the proposition to pay mem
bers of the Britten House of Commons
salaries of 12.000 a year Austen Chamber
lain predicted that "It would flood the
house with money-grabbing politicians
seeking an easy livelihood." Inasmuch as
there Is to be no mileage or other graft
In connection with the salary, American
politicians will wonder how Mr. Chamber
lain could suppose it would be possible
to get an easy livelihood on 2.O0O a year.
Flylnsc Is the Pacemaker.
New York Sun.
At Daytona, Fla., recently an automo
bile was driven a mile in twenty-five sec
onds, which was at the rate 140 miles an
hour. No aeroplane has equalled this
speed for so short a distance, but Lieute
nant Fequant of the French army flew
for ten minutes at the rate of 101 miles
an hour at the Mourmeion course recently.
The longer the distance the greater the
superiority of the aeroplane seems to be.
In a race from Paris to Berlin the auto
mobile would finish far In the rear.
CHIi IIC II ADVERTISING.
Modern Specific for Banishment of
"Display advertising for the house of the
Lord beats the church bell' says Robert
Frothlngham. The late Edward Everett
Hale agreed with this view. Advertising,
unfortunately, has never been taught at
theological schools. Many preachers have
assumed that church advertising, beyond
the formal notice, would be undignified.
It is considered good form to have an en
tire sermon printed after It has been de
livered. A few of the strong sentences
taken from a sermon and displayed in the
newspapers on the Sunday morning that
sermon Is to be preached would draw many
a man and woman to church that day. The
8unday newspaper might be made a greater
missionary worker. If It is legitimate to
pay a soprano soloist a high salary to
contribute the beauty of her art to the
church service it is legitimate to engage
a skilled writer of advertisements to pre
sent that costly feature In a way to make
It. tell in church attendance. There is a
general complaint among choir singers
that they are not so well paid as they were
a few years ago. All persons employed
nowadays by nonadvertlsers are likely to
find business equally dull, and churches
are all engaged In what their members
consider the most Important business In
People and Events
The United States supreme court will
not know the worst until Chancellor Day
A Connecticut experience tends to prove
that beer la more effective than Vater In
putting out a fire. Incidentally' the dis
covery shows the Nutmeggers to be "warm
Americans who insist on going to London
for the crowning of King George should at
least heed the friendly caution to fortify
the system before tackling Alfred Austin's
To make sure of a "safe and sane"
Fourth of July without removing too many
of the frills, the city of New York has
appropriated $50,000 to Jubilate with fire
works 'and things.
In the absence of horse racing as a bet
ting lure, Washington sports are offering
odds that the British House of Lords will
reform Itself before the democratic house
of representatives completes its economy
It may be right and proper, in a com
mercial sense, to work the lever for the
Ice man, but the "rule of reason" ought to
be Invoked in behalf of June brides who
are obliged to work overtime trying on
their fineries these days.
Four hotels In Chicago, boldly defy the
lure of the coin and tyrant custom by re
fusing to sublet check room and wash room
privileges to organized tipsters. The new
declaration of independence will leave
guests with enough change to ride out of
the smudge on the lake front.
New York follows St. Louis in pulling
down the electric light rate. The advertised
schedule of reduced prices fixes the maxl
mumxat 10 cents for the first 250 kilowatt
hours, decreasing to 6 cents for 1,600 or
over per month. The minimum power rate
la 3 cents for 2, W0 kilowatt hours or over.
The new schedule Is effective July L
The village of Waysatta, on the shore
of Lake Mlnnetonka, Minn., Is ready to
provide and furnish a house for President
Taft and his family during the summer.
Beverly and oter towns are yet to be
heard from. The rivalry afforus a fine
view of reciprocity in action the president
helps a summer resort, and the resort helps
Some girls have such a hard job in land
ing a man nowadays that one cannot but
admire the strenuous pace of the bride-to-be
who. when the groom ducked at th
church door in Wyoming, Pa, chased ling
for two blocks and lost the foot race.
Hearts disposed to pity the ralbfortun.
should reserve the throbs until the courts
dlvpose of the breac of jrvrukse.
The Bee's Letter Box
Contributions ea Tlm.ly bjeets
STot KaedlBS Tw. nndren. Words
Are tavltsd from Out lt.ad.ts.
OMAHA. May 19-To the Kdltor of The
Bee: The commendable project to settle
all International disputes, by arbitration
has my hearty approval and I long for the
time when this may be accomplished and
war shall be no mure. But to show you
and others that there is nothing new under
the sun, I enclose a paper received by me
In January. lSHfr-slxtem years ago to
which was attached the names of 3."4 mem
bers of the British House of Commons,
urging that Great Britain and the I'nlled
States frame a treaty which shall bind the
two nations to refer to arbitration disputes
which diplomacy fails to adjust.
Thus you see that our government on
April 4. 1890, took the first step and Ureat
Britain, In 184, followed our lead. Time
moves slowly, but it moves, and I hope to
live to see the time when all civilized coun
tries will disarm and unlveisal peace shall
reign. The enormous waste of money, to
say nothing of the sacrifice of life, in need
less wars should cease. I know something
of war's horrors and long for "peace with
healing on Its wings."
CHARLES F. MANDERSON.
..LONDON. Jan. 1, lS95.Dear Sir: 1 have
the honor to forward you a copy of a
memorial signed by 354 members of the
British House of Commons. As the object
of the memorial is of the highest Impor
tance, and the signatures represent all
shades of political opInlunNn the British
Parliament, I venture to ask for the praver
of the memorialists your tamest considera
tion. Respectfully vours,
V. RANDALL CRBMER.
Hon. Charles F. Manderson, Senator.
To the President and Congress of the
United States of America: In response to
the resolution adopted by cons l ess on April
4, IS!), the British House of Commons .sup
ported In Its decision by Mr. (j.udstone on
June 16, 1893, unanimously affirmed Its will
ingness to co-operate with the government
of the United States In settling disputes
between the two countries by means of
arbitration. The undersigned members 'of
the British Parliament, while cordially
thanking congress for having, by Its reso
lution, given such an Impetus to the move
ment and called forth such a response from
cur government, earnestly hope that con
gress will follow up its resolution, snd
crown its desire by inviting our govern
ment to Join in framing a treaty vUti
shall bind the two nations to refer to arbi
tration disputes which diplomacy falls to
adjust. Should such a proposal be made,
our heartiest efforts would be used In its
support, and we shall rejoice that the
United States of America and the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland have
resolved to set such a splendid example to
the other nations of the world.
Grievance of Government Employes.
OMAHA, May 18. To the Editor of The
Bee: I want to commend your article about
government employes and labor unions,
and particularly the suggestion of griev
ance committees to take our complaints up
to the head officers, who alone can pass
on them. I have not the slightest doubt
that If some of us could have talked with
those In charge of the railway mall service
face to face, explain, what we wanted, and
learn what the difficulties in the way were,
and what was proposed to be done, all the
recent trouble In the railway mall service
Could have been avoided or adjusted to the
satisfaction of all. This plan would keep
the government service employes in a mood
to do the best they could Instead of leaving
them sore and. feeling, that what 'favors
they, got were forced or grudgingly given.
In the government service, as elsewhere,
the way to get good work out of the men
is to make them feel that they are well
treated and that .good wei k will be appre
ciated and recognised. ' j
RAILWAY MAIL CLERK. '
SECULAR SHOTS AT PULPIT.
Minneapolis Journal: In enlarging upon
the topic in his last Sunday's sermon,
"What Has Become of HellT" Rev. Charles
Bayard Mitchell said he did not want to
be associated with certain persons In
heaven. Perhaps heaven has "our exclu
give circles" for particular people.
Houston Post: Evangelist Ham told a
Fort Worth audience that Jesus Christ was
a politician, and we suppose it was through
an oversight he omitted the assertion that
the Virgin was a suffragette. Evangelists
are privileged, it seems, to Indulge the
blasphemy which even the toughest sinner
would shrink from.
New York World: The vested choir of
Calvary church on Fourth avenue Is said
to be displeased at the decision of Dr.
Sedgwick, Its evangelising rector, that it
shall sing on the steps of th? church before
service to draw passersby within. Why
should there be objection? Tetraxzlnl had
the time of her life singing In the street
in San Francisco. The Salvation Army
sings upon busy corners In New York, and
except In the matter of vigor does It very
badly. Better songs better rendered should
answer Martin Luther's query why the
devil need have all the good music.
Boston Transcript: With the election of
Philip M. Rhineiander as bishop of Penn
sylvania and remembering the choice of
Logan Herbert Roots, bishop of Hankow
several years ago, the class of ls91 of Har
vard has two representatives In the bishop
ric, rather more than 'Its share. This,
however, like all Harvard outputs. Is a
famous class. It Includes such world-wide
celebrities as Joe Leiler, "Nick" Long
worth and Charles Lewis Slattery, minister
of Grace church. New York, as well as
dozens of others who have won local fame
of one kind or another, but who are not
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He I . feel, darling, that I am not hall
good enough to be your husband, but
She But what, George? . -
He I'm a darn sight too good to be the
son-in-law of your grouchy parents. Balti
Kemeralda She's going to marry her
fourth husband and she has always
claimed to be a man hater!
Gwendolen Well, perhaps she is; that's
her way of getting even with the hateful
tribe. Chicago Tribune.
"I proposed last night, and today I have
to see the girl's father."
"A painful ordeal."
"Yea; I feel morally certain that he la
going to borrow at least $00." Louisville
"I've been warning ClaTa Skeggs about
allowing her husband to play so much
base ball. Now, It's made her a widow."
"What are you talking about?" Noth
ing's the matter with Skeggs."
"I tell you It's finished him. I saw my
self In the paper where Bill Skeggs was
playing a game and died on the base."
Husband (annoyed) Why do you want
me to go with you? You know I detest
Wife Oh, you won't have to shop, dear.
You'll merely pay the bills. Boston Tran
script. "And who," asked the Sunday school
teacher, "who was It that orled, 'Oh, king,
live forever?' "
"All the life Insurance agents," sug
gested the small boy whose father was an
adjuster. J udga.
Edmund Vance Cooke.
The wee, wet kiss against the lips.
The warm head in its shoulder nest.
The little legs across my chest,
The froward little finger tips;
These common riches of the rata
Are past all gains of pelf and place.
The sword may conquor throne and state.
The song may win the poet's bays.
Finance may make another great
III, I.QPtll n,. Wllan m . V. . .
Choose asVyou will! My choice Is bests
ijv iiiiio ma wtuh my urease.
Tho' Shakespere were a petty name
To mine and Plato were my fool;
Tho" kings were subjects to my rule
una nations pawns to play my gams:
How poor 1 were had I not pressed
This little life against my breast!
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