Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 11, 1912, EDITORIAL, Image 20
HIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 11. 1912. The Omaha Scxday Bee. FOUNDED BX EDWARD HOSEWATEB VICTOR RiWEWATER. KD1TOR. BKB BUILD IXO. FAKNAX AND 17TH. " Kntcred at UMlu poslortice as eecond claa matter. JE.nJne i ' r ,-. - - - Sunday lie-, one year jrn Uinntav iU. (klvM Yr ,..IW liailv im (without Sunday!, one year H . Dsjii- Bee and .Sunday, one year DELIVERED BY CARRIER Evening Kre (With Sondavi, per rno...-c. lllv lie (Including Sunday;. per mo-" 1-alh- Hrt (without f-uuday. Pr J""-;;J Address all complaints or Irregularities In delivery to I'ltv circulation Dept. REMITTANCES. Remit by drait. esprcss or port" payable to The Be. Publishing Cvmoa", (Inly f-cent stamps received In P! menl of small accounts. Persona, rherks ax cept on Omaha and eastern exchange, not accepted. OFFtCT:". Otra1i-T!ie Mee llillrtinj. Smith Omaha JS1S N St- t'uun'-il Hluff-7i Peolt SI- l.ln. oln--S Little- Building. Chicago-IMS Marquette Bull-line. Kanse. City-Reliance Bulding. New Tork-SI West Thirty-third. Washinston-TIS Fourteenth St.. J. vt CORRESPONDKSCB. Communications rlatlng to news and editorial matter should be addresaao Omalia Bee. fcdltorlal Department. JANUARY CIRCULATION. 49,728 i State of Nebraska. County of Douglaa. a: Dwlght Williams, circulation manage! f The Bea i-ubiihlnit comipany. belnf duly sworn, says tlutt tha a v erase dally elixolatlon. Ie spoiled, unused and re turned copies, (or tha month of January, Itli, tax 0.77a. DWIOUT WILLIAMS. Circulation Manager. Subscribed tn my presence and sworn to before ma this 1th day of February. IsU. (Seal.) ROUKRT HUNTER. - - Notary Public laksrrlbera lenvl.g tha elty teeapavwrllr sheal ssrs Tha Bee mailed ta these. Addreaa will W rhaased aa often as e ssaslei. , Mr. Groundhog will get a comic valentine if ha It not careful. , TUe flory epistle or State Fire War den Randall at least cleared away the underbrush. By building $1,000,000 base ball park Brooklyn must think New Tork will give It back iti local Indepen dence, That actor's "wife who demands $100. a week alimony must Imagine her husband has tot ot rich and easy friends. ' The public part of the second Lorl mer Investigation ended in mush and milk, which la, perhaps, as good a form aa usual. The Political Kaleidoscope. The political kaleidoscope, which we are pleased to consider the work of president making, has disclosed several turns changing the grouping ot the parts. The salient feature of the new configuration is the size re duction of Senator La Follette as the chosen leader ot the opposition to President Taft's re-election. The La Follette boom, to all intents and pur poses, has suffered collapse, his main supporters announcing the hopeless ness of his cause, and either attach ing themselves to the Roosevelt movement or falling back to the rear ranks. Colonel Roosevelt continues his sphinxlike silence in response to interrogation of his Intentions, al though the situation seems to be rap Idly focusing where a more definite declaration from him must be in order. On the Taft aide, a noticeably strengthened tone of assurance Is manifested. The president haa finally put his pre-convention Interests In charge of a campaign manager In the person of Congressman William B. McKlnley, whose experience and shrewdness will not be questioned, and a more systematic prosecution of bla campaign Is promised.' Of the score of convention delegates already elected, all ot them are under Taft Instructions, a threatened contest In Florida being the only cloud on the horizon. So far as the democratic outlook goes, conditions are more, rather than less, confused than they were. Mr, Bryan, playing the part of stormy petrel. Is picking further quarrels with the party leaders In congress In such a way as to discredit the democratic record with the public. The Harvey-Wilson episode has shrunk to more normal proportions, and It Is doubtful whether any real damage was done by It to the New Jersey stateeman. The commanding figures looming up before the demo cratic convention continue to be Gov ernor Harmon and Governor Wilson, with more frequent mention ot Bryan aa a possible residuary legatee. The political kaleldosope presents spectacle like the fast moving panorama of a great championship game, with every Intelligent person who reads the newspapers and keeps abreast of the time watching from the best point ot vantage obtainable In bleachers or grandstand. A Kansas man says "English spell ing can be defended on . no other ground thaa custom." All right, de fend on That ground, then. The llouatoa Post Is pleading tor paved streets In Houston. Yet all this time It haa been panning Hous ton off on us as a real town. . Former Senator WVV. Allen bad no difficulty whatever In getting back Into the limelight with that expres sion la favor of Governor Harmon! The seed corn specials are about to patrol all tha Nebraska railroads, If they accomplish results the harvest corn sperlala will patrol the ' same tracks next tall. , Colonel Wattersoa once spoke of the democrat! march as "through, a slaughter bouse to an open grave.1 Thomas Gray put It, "Through slaughter to a throne." Thoea freight ear thieves will dis cover that they made a mistake If they tackled Uncle Sam's mall sacks. At any rate. It is a safe guess that they will not do It again. ,1a her recently published memoirs Sarah Bernhardt refers la a compll mentary way to the "Bostonlaa race." Unfortunately, Bernhardt sever stopped here long enough to become really acquainted with our aboriginal Omahana. Judge Alton B. Parker Is support' lng the cause ot Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison before the supreme court, even if they did not support him before the people la 104. But, as our old friend, C. W. Post, would say, "There's a reason." The Chicago Tribune thinks some thing Is wrong with the bee because they do not make honey that tastes like the strained honey one buys at the stores. The beea do not operate under the pure food law perhaps that make the difference. It Is said that Alaska haa beea ex periencing a comparatively mild win ter, while we have been burdened with the severest cold spell of years. The agitation for the conservation of Alaska's natural ' resources should ao.w. proceed with redoubled energy. The senate has very wisely tat down on San Diego's request for an official endorsement ot Its Panama exposition in IS IS. How many Cal ifornia towns propose to bold these Panama ex positions in 1915? Louis iana would have beea well pleased to have an eadorsement from con gress for one city. Moral Talus ot Virtue and Vice. The moral value ot virtue and vice does not change. This is one market that does not fluctuate, is not susceptible to tha varying influ ences of trade. One'a own concep tion of right and wrong, ot virtue and vice, ot course, rises and falls according to the ebb and flow ot the tide of hereditary Influences, training and environment, .but right and wrong do not change. "Principles are eternal," and no vacillating ideas ot fundamentals can possibly have any vital effect upon them. What men think about the value of virtue and vice Is not the power that determines that value. It la fixed by a power much too arbitrary for man's revision. , To tb normal minded man It Is given to know the right from the wrong. ' He who cannot distinguish between them has something radi cally the matter with him. When one experiences a depreciation of his sense of right, ot virtue, he usually knows It and known' that be has tost something In moral stamina. It often happens that a guilty con science, to ward off self-reproof, will resort to Ingenious device of apology for wrong-doing, but that never happen except at the expense of the man's moral character. It makes a demand, upon hla moral ac count In the bank of his own secret life. He may,' for the convenience of his self-ladnlgence, lower his con ceptlon ot the value of virtue and vice, but he Invariably Increase his cost of living without in fact de preciating one mite the actual valua tion. The only depreciation that haa taken place Is one In his moral make-up that leaves him a weaker character, more susceptible the next time to the peril and the penalties ot this mistake. What better office could' her nomi nal monarchs perform for her then this dropping in on the sovereigns of the other powers just for a brief social call? A tew years ago the president of the United States sent his secretary of war on a round-the-world mission of friendliness; the president, him self, was not situated so that he could go. He was particularly for tunate in having for secretary ol war at that time a natural-born sec retary of peace and his tour was a distinct success. But Great Britian's king does not have to delegate an other, he Is not bound by stress ot business or restraint of custom, he and his good queen, any time they see fit, may sail away on a mission of good will. State Comity in Taxation. The principal point emphasized In the report of the New York Tax Re form association, reviewing the leg islation In that state. Is the tendency toward comity In taxation. The modi fication of the New York Inheritance law brings this out strikingly by the specific exemption from taxation In New York ot bequests of property located in other states where similar inheritance taxes are collected on the transfer. Double taxation, which could previously be escaped only by complete removal from the taxing jurisdiction ot the state, I thus elim inated, and the actual results, meas ured In the proceeds of the taxes, are sure to be increased rather than de creased. Another move toward comity In state taxation Is contained In the ef forts to' get away from the old method of taxing secured debts. One ot the worst abuse everywhere arises out ot the failure to recognize the double taxation Involved In Imposing taxes npon the property where lo cated, and again upon a debt repre sented by the mortgage or bonds, or other security, where It may be held. New York is trying a solution ot this problem by commuting the tat on se cured debts to a single payment equal to one-half of 1 per cent of the face valu ot the security In the nature of a registering fee. This payment exempts the security from all the or dinary annual state and local taxes, and I likewise expected to produce more revenue than has before bt(a secured from this source. ' What Is gratifying In this growing comity. In. taxation Is the abandon ment of the old Ulea of Imposing taxes on the theory ot taking all the traffic will bear, and Its Inability to escape the tax collector. It Is agreed that every fair system ot taxation must regard tbe equities and every Improvement must be beaded In that direction. men In his belief that the church as as Institution haa always stood in tka way ot his material progress. He declares that the church haa always upheld the existing order of things, no matter how hard he may have been pressed by these condi tions. These are not Mr. Stelxle's own views entirely and yet he so far ap preciate the partial justice ot the complaint as to be willing to quote it and. Indeed, he finds, npon his own account, that the church, a an in stitution. Is not taking the leading position it ahould in getting down with labor In a mutual endeavor to work out the problems that beset It. "The true spirit ot democracy has gTlpped tbe people," says Stelzle. Has it gripped the church? Labor is democratic, the church should be. More than being merely an element in the democracy of this life, the church should be a dominant ele ment, dynamic In Its Influence and leadership. "Tor a long time," says Stelzle, "the people fought for religious de mocracy and they won." He might have added that out of their victory came the modern church. "Then for hundreds ot years they shed their blood upon many a battlefield In their struggle for political democracy, and they conquered. They are now fighting for Industrial democracy and no human power can stop their on ward march." How much Is the human power of the church contributing to this in evitable victory? If the church would have the spirit of God grip the people as democracy has gripped them, let it branch out Into such aggressive fields of earnest leadership with the masses that none of Its votaries will find occasion to writ a book upon its shortcomings. Nebraska voters will declare them selves at the coming primary on live constitutional amendments, which S cut of 100 will never hate had an opportunity even to- read. The pub lication cf proposed amendments does not begin until next August, al-i tail others are appointed to do. Enj theash the voting of them will aMland aeed friendship abroad, she ready have been derided in the April j needs more than she baa even among iiiry. ler next floor neig-wra m .urvt. lug-land's Social Balers. The king and queen ot England, just returned from their triumphal visit to India, will remain at Buck ingham palace but a short time be fore taking ap a aerie of visits to European courts, detaining them for several months. Their Journey to and from India and their visit there were marked throughout by a spirit ot ardent friendship and loyal devotion, culminating la the Durbar ot Delhi, the most stupen dous royal spectacle ever presented or witnessed by any of Britian's sub ject people. Even the mighty finan cial toll which It laid npon the strug gling masse seems to have been overlooked In the, seal to achieve the ultimate in honoring their majesties. One Is tempted to ask, why should not King George and hi qneea de vote much ot their time to these amenities? Their'a Is. after all, chiefly a social function. They are. fortunately, not burdened with the dull routine of really governing a kingdom. All that belongs to de- The Democracy of Muiic. St. Louis is fully convinced that It I making headway toward popular izing grand opera In this country. It Is taking the Initial step In a plan to erect an exclusive grand opera house costing $500,000. Its' great cosmo polite, adolphua Busch, has offered to subscribe $50,000 If a bait million will be raised for this purpose and Bt. Louis Is agitated over the prospect. This Is an example for other cities, for grand opera should be popularized and not longer re tained as a luxury only for tbe few able to meet present price. Music, It ha well been said, Is the most democratic of tbe arts. To make thia more thaa a euphonlou axiom, grand opera should be placed within general -reach. As now dis pensed, certain artificial restrictions confine It to the class Instead ot the mass. ,To remove these restrictions of course, takes time and Involve, in many cases, the preparation of suit able buildings, but even this Is no Impossible thing to achieve. Music as It Is rendered In grand opera Is too noble an art to be withheld by any artificial barrier from the larg est possible number. It deep, deli cate Inspiration Is needed and de served as a common heritage. Many a plain person It asked whether he enjoys "Thais" or "Carmen," will reply that he doe not car for those things of tb stage he cannot fathom thoee artistic flnerie that go above htm. He ia not to blame, because he haa not had the money to secure that sort of aa education. ' So If grand opera la ever to achieve real success out here In this country the implanting of musical education and culture must go with place and price adapted to the people. If the venture in SL Louis succeeds, as Is to be hoped. It will doubtless be fol lowed up also In other cities. The Church and Labor. Sympathetic criticism has a higher value than unfriendly criticism, of course. Charles Stelzle. superintend ent of the department ot church and labor for the Presbyterian church, makes some criticism of the atti tude of tbe church as a whole towsrd labor, which are entitled to the high est consideration. Mr. Stelzle was a machinist before he became a church leader and has made a specialty of working for tbe church among the working people. What he says, there i t, haa both knowledge of the sltu sy rf" and eagerness for Improvement V.f cf It. In his little book upon The Church and Labor," Mr. Stelzke jsays: j The occasion for one of the most hitter j criticisms of the church by tha working - Germany's Saral Ambition. The struggle for naval supremacy between Germany and Great Britain goes on apace. The kaiser seem to bar scored a distance of several league over hi worthy rival In tb recent Invention ot a new engine ot war which, it I said, when perfected, will make the modern dreadnaught look Ilk an obsolete man-of-war. This new machine is a contrivance for Internal combustion, which prom ises to revolutionize the system of naval warfare. England may be expected to exert a mightier effort than ever to re tain tu supremacy on the seas, for there are grimly real reasons why It should not permit Germany to lead it too far In this line of achievement How utterly empty 10 all the talk of disarmament beside these aggressive movement abroad. They are not necessarily Inimical to the doctrine of world peace, at least as an object to be hoped for, bnt they bid no sen sible nation to lay down Its shoot ing Irons at this stag ot the con troversy. " Those august statesmen control ling our own house ot representative are respectfully invited to turn their most attentive ear to what Is going on In Europe. Tbe bouse democrats have refused to appropriate sufficient money to build our regular quota of two dreadnaught the coming year. Whatever pretense the democrat try to bid behind to cover up their ac tlon. It can not be the plea of pro moting world peace. Governor Shafroth of Colorado de cline to yield to sentimental pleas for the liberation of a desperate con vict with a long record of murderous crime just to please someone else, When a man has been in and out of the penitentiary several times for serious misdeeds, and shown no dl- position to reform or become law abiding when the opportunity was given, he has no claim for clemency, according to Governor Sbafrotb's view, that would throw him back into society and invite further outlawry. It Is too bad that all our pardon offi cials do not have the same conception of their duty to discriminate between casual offenders and hardened crim inals that Governor Shafroth haa. This splendid tribute to hi suc cessor, expressed by President Roose velt three years ago, still stands boldly forth from all the unfriendly criticism of thoee who have not had the opportunity of knowing Mr. Taft as intimately aa ha Colonel Roose velt: No man of better training, no man of more dauntless courage of soew common sens and ef higher and finer character haa ever come ta llis presi dency than William Howard Taft Mr. Roosevelt had known Taft as a young lawyer, as Judge and gov ernor general of the Philippine and aa secretary of war therefore, he had a better right than anyone else, perhaps, to pay him that tribute. A Dependable Staadaatter. Waahiagto Post. Bacon, once tha despised food of tha "whit trash," ta wow the raxury of the etch, but thank good Dees, these malefac tors of great wealth kaven't yet boosted the orict of corn meal mush and molasses. Worth While. New Tork Post. Colonel Ooelhala predicts tbe opeclng ot the Panama canal for bosfnoss by January 1. IM. and apparently nobody l Inclined to challenge tbe prudence or autbonty ef tha forecast. EooWBadvward TKls D;w fnOmalia isiukvuj aa aas.. y i tastaaA0 rscviea or X riu4 FEB. 11. People and Events DOMESTIC PLEASASTETES. DSeelptea g A Heostc The E:1b butter board reduce wfcoloi sal prices 4 cent a pound and said it I waa csuise by aa Increased output ur- i tng the preceding week. The Elgl asset er board is saad of tha naoot terd'.r f piesaitoateos tkta cetsauy boast at tka j present lima. Thirty Years Ago The big hotel on Tenth and Farmun I sura to go up, so w are told. The plans contemplate a structure costing taS.N when completed, and it is prom ised It will overshadow the two other splendid structures sow being built, the Grand Central and the Millard. (Still on paper.) Mr. A. R. Souer, business manager of Tha Bee, cam around the office today with a face wreathed In smiles, and a box of cigars under his arm. His ex planation was eminently satisfactory to all. It was a bouncing boy baby to glad den the household. Charlie Merkt haa removed his restaur ant to 132 Farnam street to meet the demands ot bis increasing business for mors room. The Ice went out of tha river today. We fled the best variety of valentines at Hospe's gallery. Fred A. Ay res has been employed by the Board ot Education to take the school census. Tha manager of the Mahan Opera com pany, air. Reynolds, fell and strained his snklc severely. Dr. Hyde attended him. and says that several weeks will be re quired for recovery. The elegant new private car of General Superintendent 1. T. Clark of the Union Pacific has been taken down to St. Louis over the Wabash for Mrs. Clark, who has been at Hot Springs soma time for the benefit ot her health. Borne curious letters from China and Japan were received today by Metcalfe A Bros., to which are attached still mors curious stamps. On of .tha newest features on the Omaha prosperity ticket is that of U C. Enswold, one of our enterprising business men, located on Thirteenth and Jackson streets, who will this year build a couple of fin store on his lots at Thirteenth sad Davenport, and start In the general merchandise business. The weekly meeting of the Good Temp lars at Knights of Honor hall last even ing was largely attended. After the regu lar business was disposed of the lodge waa agreeably entertained by Messrs. Wright and From, who had prepared some excellent papers, and Mr. Shriver also rendered a fin recitation. Twenty Tears Ago Tb A polios distinguished themselves with a superb musical program at the Grand opera house and were rewarded for their skill by a packed auditorium. Among the stars mentioned were- Mr, W. 8. Marshall. Mr. John Backus-Bchr, Mr. K. Letosraky, Mrs. Clara Murray, Mrs. Ella Backus-Behr. Mrs. J. W. Cotton, sirs. William Ludwlg, Mrs. Wakefield, Miss Frances Roeder, Miss Mary Popplelon, Mr. Blmms, IHrector L. A. Torrens and others. It was the musical climax of the season. M. J. Qreevy, traveling passenger agent of lh Union Pacific, went west on business. "Mr. Grsevy haa the reputa tion of being one ot the shrewdest pas senger solicitor In the business." Senator Charie H. Cornell ot Valentine was at the Ie!lone, Baron E. Keely O. von Helleben, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotenti ary from Germany, passed through Omaha ea routs to Washington, lie came iroto Toklo, Japan, where he was stationed In a similar capacity for five years. R. B. Wahlqulst, editor of the Hastings Democrat, stopiwd at the Pa it on, return ing from Washington, I). C. John E. Taylor, one a laborer on The Be building during Its construction, and later a Janitor, cams In from tha Sweet Grass mountains, where he was part owner of a gold mine and worth many thousand of eoUais. , Stewart Cuttler, a Unloa Pacific switch man, was struck en the no by a coup ling pin wbll at work la the yards and sustained Injuries, which. It Is ssld, would disfigure him for llf. Ten Years Ago ' Mrs. Chariot t Ramge. 41. wife ot Mar tin Ramge, 1101 South Nineteenth street. died at her boms. George H. Maxwell ot Chicago, execu tlve chslrman ot the National Irrigation association, spoke at the meeting ot the executive committee of the Commercial dub on th subject at ths general Irriga tion bill pending before congress. Grand Master Frank T. Hawley of th Switchmen's Union of North America was th guest ef th switchmen of Omaha, South Omaha and Council Bluffs. In th evening a nesting was held la Eagles' hall, presided over by Dr. M. J. Ford, when Mr. Hawley mad an address, tn which h renewed th history and condi tion of th union, saying It had a mem bership of 14.400, waa not allied with any ether union and was at peace with all and all employers. Boyd's theater was filled when Rev. Russell Conwell. D. D.. of Philadelphia preached a sermon oa "Acres of Dla mooda," In which be said that wealth Mew and "you should pray for power. You eaa do mors good with 11,400. w than with centsj WtUlans Carroll. . on th city limits, waa run tt by Fir Chief Salter's rl at tb mouth of the alley on x tath betweea Farnam and Douglas streets, aa th chief was rushing to a Clr and go' ribs broken. SECULAE SHOrS AT PULPIT. New Tork World: If the country Is less eutwardly religious than It was, M It was truly rellgiou or moral? Tha evl denc la all against such n assumption. Springfield Republican: The warmth of welcome that marked th arrival of Cardinal O'Conneil la Boston waa not less la extent or degree than that which mad to arrival of Cardinal Farley In New Tork aty a remarkable demonstra tion. This country never aaw tha like before, for tb occasions mark a departure In tn poUcy ot to ancient enures, wuos say easily become far- Cardinal 0CnaeU I strong sad tactful personality, equipped to till hi high tfc WHS nlty, power and leadership. Boston Transcript: Rev. R J. Camp bell, th famous British preacher, who has Just returned to London trees a tur ta this country, caneiety says that th ; Anwrtcan worklngmea are muck better , oft thaa their British brothers. That Is so appareni that aobady oa this aid of : th water d.spute th assi mow. except ' Just before election. Mr. Camrbell' other j oksrnrstloa of Amertc Industrial eondl- ' Hons Is that hostility betweea capital and ' labor tn this country ts much mors bitter 1 than In the Valted Kinsdom. The ear- rectness of this aasereloa may be a mat- ; tor of optnton. la view of tb fury which j the British railroad strikers er their ' abetters oxh lotted last year. GDvernor Harmon is not breaking into th conversation these days. Too busy sawing wood. Soon will the winter of our discontent be glorified by the lid of Medicine Hat restored and nailed down. In the light of the dealers' excuses for the ups and downs of butter and eggs. It Is surmised the political Ananias clubs do not monopolise the talent. Iowa republicans will put up the first sign cf the times on March 6, when the Sixth congressional district selects dele gates to the naiional convention. Th weather man Is shrewd enough to refrain from projecting himself Into a popularity contest, even though coal dealers could stack up a few votes. A man In Philadelphia who befriended a tramp some years ago has been left a small fortune by the grateful piker. Sim ilar items are becoming so frequent ss to suggest a change from clialk marks on gat posts to printers' ink. Five hundred and thirty-four de scendants, running to the fiftn genera tion, survive Mrs. Sylvia A. Sandford. who died at Spring Valley. Utah, aged K years. In resources ot this class Utah leads its sister states by countless laps. Uncle Johnny Marsh, assessor of West field. N. J., has loosened his grip of fifty-two years on the Job and resigned. A democratic relic of the Jacksonian school. Uncle Johnny developed a toe hvld on a good thing tbat was ths envy of local piebiters. Edward O Bryan, th Insurance attor ney In the Klmmel case, formerly was a democratic booster in Kansas, and his experience in putting throbs of life into a defunct body Insures an expert demon stration of the claim that the dead Kim mcl Is a live one. In former days Boston sent shiploads of rum and Bibles as civilising agents e the dark continent. Now the sails of trade are set for sunken treasures in the West Indies. A passion for gold bricks gives' the advance agent of ctvll itatlon a much-needed rest. Poets attuned to the spirit ot the event will have a rare opportunity to teat their patriotic fervor and descriptive power when the remnant of the battleship Main closes Its tragic hlstnrj' by burial at sea. A scene so majestic, so full of thrilling sentiment, should draw from Pegassus an immortal flight. In the opinion of a charming operatic star, whose press agent is a noted free list vocalist, the Grecian costume for women, consisting of "a white satin rob of diaphanous texture, beneath a filmy tunic, no corset, sox or shoes," constitutes a charter of freedom from fashion that links th era ot Bva'wilh the twentieth century. If th transition is staged all kinds of money will hit th box office. "So old Blackstone, the lawyer, ob jected to your calling on his daughter last night. Tea, but I knew how to fix It I asked for a stay and It was granted." Baltimore American. "I am very sorry. Captain Snob, that circumstance over which I have no con trol compel m to say no. "May 1 ask what th circumstances are 7" "Yours." Ljpplncott's Magazine. Daughter Papa, Jack ia coming up to night to ask your consent to our marriage. Be kind to bun, wont your Father Very well, daughter. I'll say no. Boston Transcript. Mrs. Byron That's ths kind of husband to have! Did you hear Mr. Dike tell Ins wife to go and look at some Li) hata? sir. Byron My dear, have I aver de prived you of the privilege of looking at . hats? Satire. "What's the matter with McClusky?" "Ah. he's ail purled up. They pay on Thursdays in th' factory where he works an' he gets five pay days in February'. Cleveland Plain Dealer. "They say her dog has a pedigree a yard long." "Yes. It was her dog's pedigree that caused her to separate from her husband.'' "How was that?" "Why. the dog bit him In the leg snd he called It a cur!" Cleveland Plain Dealer. Mettle-1 f Mis Larksbur made no reply when you proposed to her, on what grounds is she suing you for breach of promise? King-8he claims that her silence gave consent. Judge. "Do you know anything about th secret society your husband belongs tor "Do I? He save me the grip bne day bv mistake, and when he comes home after a lodge meeting and goes to sleep I can nudue him and get tha password and the whole initiatory ceremony out of him." Chicago Tribune. TIRED MOTHERS. Mary Smith In Springfield Republican, A little elbow leans upon your knee. Your tired knee that has so much to bear. A child s desr eyes are looking lovingly From underneath a thatch of tangled hair. Perhaps vou do not heed th velvet touch Ot warm moist fingers holding yours so tight; ll'U UU DUl ,riia una mi-.-iiij vvnt ii.u. 11. You are almost too tired to pray,- to night. I wonder n that mothers ever fret At little children clinging to their gown. Or that the footprints, when th days are wet. Are ever black enough to make them frown, If I could find a little muddy boot. Or cap. or Jacket, on my chamber floor If I could kiss a rosy, restless foot. And hear It patter In my bom eace mors. . If I could mend a broken cart today. h sky- Tomorrow make a kite -to reach th There Is no woman In God's world could "y .. . , Gk. . . nH KHuriitlw i,nl,nl than T But sh. the dainty pillow next; my own Is never rumpled by a shining head; My singing blrdllng from Its nest has flown Tho little boy I used to kiss is deadl Good Opportunity for Investment in Substantial Horn Industry ' Thb condensed milk and Cannrog Factory that I am erecting at Papil lion, Nebraska, ia rapidly nearing com- ' pletion, and I am now offering a lim-!. ited amount of "Waterloo Oreainery, -. Co. preferred atock at $100 per ahare, ' drawing interest at the rate of ,. - , .', 7 Per .'Cent Per Annum "We will guarantee to convert all . outstanding stock into cash at the end of three years. 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' Tbe eomponnding of prescriptions Is entrusted to careful, ei peiieaced registered pharmacist who work in a room secluded from the sales room. Our erery effort Is toward accuracy. , SHERMAN & McCONNELL DRUG CO. Five Big Store ia Omaha.