Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 24, 1912, EDITORIAL, Image 16

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Sakwrrlher levUs tko ally
trapwrartlr ahnld bay Tka
Ilea aaallea t tkeai. Address
will ka chaaced fta aa re
quested. Mayor Jim says tbey gotta quit
kicklnf his dog around.
Rich find ot potwb made In Cali
fornia, hurrah! Down with the coat
of living.
It la stretching it to refer to the
paper filed la detent ot Lorlmer at
a brief."
"Hit the lino hard" It supertlu
. out adTlc to giro to thott North
., Dakota fellows.
I Whether tae colonel callt It a
' gam or not, he hat drawn cards
and la titling In.
So far, at least, President Madero
of Mexico has not yet proved to be
of the resigning kind.
Among the many useful agencies
designed for the child's welfare, how
doea the home strike you?
Bettei the day, better tb deed.
Let spring 'really begin on Sunday
and make a good Job of It,
It will not teem Ilk 8L Louis
. with the old Four Courtt building
, lesertsd as the temple ot Justice.
A Chicago Judge says It la
woman's duty to "Jolly her hus
band." Just kid them along, you
' Mr. Bryan thinks Mayor Oaynor
would make a good president, seeing
e, too, has no cbanc ot the nomlna-
It still bears repetition that there
la no partisan politics whatever in
Ihla commission plan ot city govern
ment. ' -
Tb trouble Is that along about
July and August tb effect of all thl
- -old weather will hav been com
pletely tost.
Ye, and don't make the mistake
f Imagining that all th trlendt of
tood government ar behind on per
Ucular slate.
Yes, but It Governor Harmon Is
oraJnated at Baltimore, will Mr.
Bryan promise In his Individual ea
paCty to help beat aim!
'l A railroad switchman la speaker
1 f tb Arizona house ot repeaenta
. Uvea. He ongbt to keep them oa
tb mala track all th time.
Describing It la th vernacular,
- Mr. Bryan calls for cards, but re-
.- fuses to chip In hi ant until be I
- lure he hat the wl nlng hand.
Don't overlook tbe fact, either,
that th secretary of our Water
board Is playing on of th prin
cipal role In th water power site
grab game.
Tb Toog war la again oa la Cel
f tfornla. Bink Kong, Wong Kong
t and Tom Long ar prominent par
. Udpanta. Pins Pong 1 keeping In
' th beekgrvaad.
Strange, Isn't It that Secretary
Knox has not yet beea accused of
a sing the patronage club In behalf
of President Taft while making his
tour la th South American repub
lics? A California wine manufacturer
c told a congressional committee that
'Jn way to cure drunkenness was to
. fiv men plenty of win. Sure, It
is drinking water that make men
. Mayor "Jim" wants it distinctly
understood that a did not expect to
be oa the Cltisens aaloa slate, aad
that he la not disappointed In the
least in falling to find his same in
i anuiated list
A Lost Opportunity.
Without going into the merits or
demerits of the candidates for roun
ellmen "slated" by tbe Citizens"
union, It strikes us that a great op
portunity has , been lost we would
be Justified In saying recklessly
thrown away by those who under
took to chooee tbe road for this or
ganization to follow an opportunity
presented of making an issue in the
coming campaign for a new set of
men to administer a new plan ot city
Whoever public sentiment has
been aroused bebind the movement
for tbe commission plan has drawn
Ita inspiration from dissatisfaction
with the old management of affairs
which it is to displace. Tbe only
excuse and demand for adopting the
commission plan came from the de
sire to get away from the old ineffi
cient machinery of government and
substitute a modern up-to-date
mechanism that would tiake the tax
payers feel they were getting full
returns for their mouey.
The spokesmen for tbe Citizens'
union have prided themselves In
their pronunclamentos that they were
sponsors of snd special guardians
for a new Idea in tbe commission
plan, which was to inaugurate a new
era for Omaha. But In applying
theory to practice tbey evidently
could not get away from the political
pressuro and baited at the halfway
station by filling In their ticket with
tome of tbe very men charged with
responsibility for the shortcomings
ot the old plan of city government
With the Citizens' union abandon
ing the only Issue at stake, and mak
ing Its campaign purely a choice of
men, baaed upon individual Judg
ment, then personal preference will
be the determining factor all the
way through. It w road the algns
aright, this lost opportunity Is now
Irrecoverable, and the chances of
eliminating party politics, along
with party labels, almost gone.
Hen and Religion.
Omaha will be visited this week
by one ot the "teams" sent out to
plan , for the conservation of the
forces ot tbe Men and Religion For
ward movement Conservation Is
deemed highly necessary to give af
fect to th effort ot th year. So
many evangelistic enterprises hav
spent their enthusiasm without,
even to the church's satisfaction,
conserving tb results temporarily
achieved. So In theory, at least,
this movement seeks to avoid that
Another distinguishing feature of
tbla movement It that from th first
It hat gone down Into the street to
try and Interest th man there In
th cauat ot religion. This la such
a natural thing for any religious en
terprise to do that It teems hardly
worthy of special mention, but It Is
because of so many failures by the
propaganda to do this that It now
become notable.
.It la wall tor tb church If through
such mediums of Influence It Is
brought to see that It must meet the
man la th street, that It must talk
to him la terms that he can appre
ciate and must condescend to com
pete with th worldly attractions
tor bis attention and his time. For
It has tried the other method ot
bringing him Into tbe church by
erecting commodious edifices and
labeling them with signs, "All Wel
come," and golug on with ita serv
ices whether th signs attracted him
or not At least that Is th impres
sion th man In tb street too often
got But this Men and Religion
movement proceed from a very dif
ferent conception ot churcbly func
tion. It apparently proceeds from
a determined notion that It Is time
to "Awake, awake; put on thy
strength, Oh Zlon." and exert a
more keen and definite seal tor men.
whether they 'be high or low In the
seal ot social activity.
Hew Home for Consumptives.
American people are attll exerting
aa earneat effort In the combat with
tuberculosis, and not without great
results. On ot the latest enter
prises in this direction has Just been
undertaken la Denver, wbero all
Protestant churches of J he city hsve
combined their powers to establish
and maintain a building for tbe care
of patienta afflicted with tbia dis
ease. The building Is ' to cost
11,000.000 and It operation will
continue to be expensive, demanding
tbe best efforts of the united
Buch an Institution should be of
vast advantage In the tight to over
come, thl deadly enemy of health,
and Denver la a good place for Its
location. - Furthermore, It le grati
fying to find churches effacing de
nominational lines for the sake ot
Interests so 'paramount Ot what
possible value can creeds, confessions
of faith and forma of worship be as
compared with the direct actual
needs ot humanity In this respect?
Going It single-handed and alone,
doubtless no one of Denver's Prot-
estent churches could swing this
proposition, unitedly tbey swing it
with comparative ease. Is it not
worth while, then, to merge differ
ences and divisions ot human opin
ions Into a purpose to .great and po
tential. If not divine? It is a con
sptcaoua example for churches
throughout the land. It suggests
what vast energies - tr lying dor
mant aad what tremendous oppor-
tunltles for needful service are go
ing to waste because of too much
consistency to formal religion.
Worse and More of It.
To republicans occupying specta
tors' seats the ruction among the
Nebraska democrats is becoming
more and more Interesting. Out at
Kearney Mr. Bryan was quoted as
declaring that if Governor Harmon
carries the presidential preference
primary as against other democratic
candidates he will refuse to attend
the Baltimore convention, though
commissioned as a delegate-at-large.
As we have already said, this Is s
most remarkable attitude for Mr.
Bryan to take after preaching "let
the people rule" in season and out
of season, and berating every demo
crat honored by the party who re
fused to accept the decree of the
majority when it made him three
times the standard-bearer. This
declaration Is aa announcement of
deliberate purpose not- to recognise
the will of the majority as binding
If the primary outcome falls to con
form to Mr. Bryan's wishes.
But now comes Mr. Bryan with a
further proclamation ot bis pro
gram, which can be characterized
only as worse snd more ot it:
If Nebraska democracy Instructs for
Harmon I will refuse to serve as a dele
gate In ease I anr elected, but will In
stead go to Baltimore as an Individual,
and as n Individual do what I can to
secure the nomination of a progressiva
It is easily understandable " that
Mr. Bryan would not be a very sym
pathetic snd enthusiastic' Harmon
delegate for Nebraska to send to
Baltimore to help nominate the
Ohio governor, and It might be
within the dictates ot propriety for
him to let his alternate go In his
place. Yet, when Mr. Bryan goes
on to ssy that he will nonetheless
try to divest himself ot his obliga
tion to hla party and go to Baltimore
In his Individual capacity to nullify
the expressed will ot the democratic
majority In hla own state, he repu
diate tbe primary In advance. It
It It to count for nothing, the demo
cratic end ot the much-vaunted
presidential preference primary In
Nebraska may at well be called off.
A Second Isthmian Canal t
' Already, before the Panama canal
It completed and In operation, we hear
talk ot a second Isthmian waterway
and some believe It Is not far In the
future. They baa their belief tiuon
tbe assumption that the Panama
canal will soon be unable to accom
modate th traffic demands UDon It.
The Christian Science Monitor very
appropriately points,' In this con
nection, to the experience of western
railroad building, when, fifty years
ago, men planning tbe construction
of a line from Chicago to Omaha
thought that by some book or crook
such a venture might In time be made
to pay Its own expenses and trepida
tion attended th vast enterprise ot
launching a transcontinental line
from Omaha west.
But th history of what followed
the building of the Northwestern and
tbe Union Pacific is one of tbe moat
thrilling chapter in all the annals
of empire building. We have the
Nicaragua canal rout laid out For
thirty years its avsllsblllty waa urged
upon tbe floor ot congress and for a
long Urn It teemed to be th root
for selection. So, perhaps, ss the
Monitor suggests, a second canal
acroaa th isthmus is not far In th
dlstsnc, yet it does not seem so very
near to us.
Tbe doubt of tb Panama's psytng
success for torn time may scarcely
be compared with the misgivings In
th minds of tb men who built the
pioneer railroads, for there waa then
no auch dramatic object leasont of
transportation and development be
fore tbla country by which men might
form approximately Ideas of what to
expect We have all those lessons
and experiences to guide us today and
may not be easily surprised. Yet
some of thou, in closest touch with
the Panama ar nnwllllng aa yet to
consider Ita Immediate greatness
from the standpoint of its prompt net
revenues. They foresee a fight to
compete successfully with the estab
lished land transportation in the
United States and the Tehusntepee In
Mexico, to say nothing ot the Suet.
Of course, time will develop a traffic
which will, no doubt tax. If not over
come, the facilities of the Panama
canal and make necessary th build
ing or the Nicaragua route, but this
seems to us to be one ot th remote
Unwarranted Comparisons.
An eminent business man has been
quoted, without making dental, as
saying that present conditions in the
United States presaged aa upheaval
more terrible than the French revolu
tion. If he aaid it he doubtless did
not Intend more than mere hyper
bole, but nevertheless such agitation
'should be Jeft to lips of incendiaries
without weight
No two periods la history could be
much more nnlike than that Imme
diately preceding the French revolu
tion and this Jo free Asaerlca today.
Corrupt corroded monarchist France
fell a victim to Its owa Inordinate
lust wbea its vicious appetite found
no more to feed upon. Tyranny had
dug Its heel unrelentingly Into the
seek ot the "third estate," converting
It Into a mas of ferocious human
beings straggling for bread. Tbe
kingdom was virtually bankrupt and
such a remorseless siege of murder,
rapine and plunder as ensued has
seldom If ever been known In the his
tory of civilization.
And yet it la with this condition
that men dare draw a comparison of
our times and country. We are en
Joying larger liberties, greater pros
perity and better living conditions
than we or any other people ever
have enjoyed. Our nation ia the
richest, most powerful, most progres
sive, most democratic; our classes the
most noble and our masses the most
orderly. Social discontent exists, yes,
because social discontent Is the
leaven of civilization. Economic and
political problems real and atern con
front ua, yes, because they are the
natural complements of tbe evolution
of government and they aiwaya con
fronted this nation and by them we
mount as a people to higher rounds
of citizenship and Individual and col
lective power and Influence. What if
we have not solved them all? One
thing, we must not look for a solvent
common to all, for a panacea, but
one by one, as those before us In this
nation have done, take these problems
and work tbem out.
Education and Divorce.
An eastern school for girls boasts
that ot its 7,000 graduates not one
ever has been a party to a divorce.
We do not know what proportion of
Ua 7,000 graduates have married, the
majority, we suppose, since they are
young women, but the record Is mani
festly one to be proud of. It might
even be held up as one ot the very
greatest attractions of this college,
though to the credit of the Institu
tion, be It said, it Is not making such
a commercial asset ot it.
What proportion of these young
women have distinguished themselves
for their erudition since leaving
school, whst proportion have
achieved fame In the forum ot public
activities art, literature, the pro
fessions or business or even In some
of the conspicuous spheres of woman's
political emancipation, we do not
know and, evidently, their alma
mater does not care. Not one haa
been divorced. That ia record
enough. . Woman's most natural
sphere Is the home. These women
seem to fit Into homes, seem to sdorn
them wit1 natural womanly grace,
seem to know how to meet their
many little perplexities snd annoy
ances, to exhibit patience, lov and
forbearance in their relations with
those whom they have accepted as
their helpmeets In the preservation
ot tbe firesides snd th resrlng of
fsmllles. Tbey seem to forget self
long enough to remember that life's
most sscred bonds should not be
sundered merely to satlafy a fleeting,
personal whim or caprice; to realise
that there It a higher mission la this
world than th serving of a sordid
temper or perverse will and that for
man or woman the noblest work is
to perform the part ot husband or
wife, fatber or mother In perfect
felicity and concord. .
What has education to do with
matrimony? Juat this: Education's
prim function It to teach young
men and women how to live before it
teaches them anything else. The
character and standing of this old
New Engltnd institution is answer
sufficient to any carping criticism
about a school's right to delve Into
the amenities ot matrimony We do
not know what course It pursues, by
whst example or precepta this school
reaches its young women on thess
matters, but obviously It inculcates
some lessons which, they seem to re
member and practice with most
magnificent fruitage and it can make
no difference about th rest This Is
on Instance where, surely, th means
Justify th end. And for other
schools for girls, who artistic
temperament may be finer, whose
reach Into the del lent details of
social preetlg may be more extensive.
whose young women know more
about' certain useless foibles of fash
Ion, this school with 7,000 nndlvorced
grsduatea stands as a pattern.
Th bird men hav beea unusually
quiet of late, giving th impression
tbst winter weather Is not favorable
to flying. If the airship Is to be a
practical means of locomotion. It
will have to overcome temperature
and seasonal obstacles.
Assurance is given that the "Im
mediate and compulsory" purchase
of our water works plant begun nine
years ago, will be wholly consum
mated within sixty day. And still
a lot ot our people are from Mis
souri. An automatic violin player is
smong recent German inventions. If
we ar not careful we will toon hav
a mechanical trombone footer
planted in every block and reading
the air continuously night and day.
A bumper crop ot wheat, corn and
oats, for which conditions are prime,
wlU make th Nebraska farmer see
nothing but the rosy side of life, re
gardless of th distractions ot presi
dential politics.
Tewt Fertile-. ,
IndlarjajwH News.
The ordinary householders, bowtwr. Is
not aa usually disturbed about tbe threat
ened eoal famine. Ha Is saare r less need
to that state f attain at this season
of tb year, aad a begins te work up his
fortitude te th point where It win bold
oat until the good oM summer time ertass
24, 1911
HiisDiW inOmalia
I-1 March I i I
Thirty Years Ago
The local musical event was the benefit
concert for Mlsa Lizzie Calderwood. th
program being contributed by her friends
and associates In church choir work in
Omaha. Those participating besides Mura
Calderwood were the Glee club. Mies
Claire Rustln, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Ester-
brook, a quartet of Mrs. Equina, Mrs.
Mrs. Bsterbrook. W. D. Wilklns and Mr.
Beterbrook, and a male quartet consist
ing of F. 8. Smith, . B. Wilklns, J.
W. Wilklns and J. S. Smith.
Another grand labor mass meeting was
held In Central hall, addressed by Presi
dent Walsh. Mr. Wlnship. L 8. Hascalt,
John Qulnn. Judge William H. Riley,
James Knight and P. W. Murphy.
A report ot school board finances for
the year ending March, VStt, shows
total revenue of tl.S.l and bonded In
debtedneas of tlO0,OOS.
The Millard hotel Is te be ready for
opening June M.
Herbert Leavilt. tbe deputy county
clerk Is oa the sick Hit.
The steamer Sherman Is on its way
from St. Louis to up-river points.
John Taylor of the county clerk's office
has gone to Denver and his place Is filled
by James 8. Vanderberg.
A large section of the plastering on the
celling of the main hall tn the old court
house bulldinc took a tumble this morn
ing. "It is time folks were getting out
or the old shell will collapse entirely the
first thing we know."
General John C. Cowin left for Sidney,
to return next week.
Mr. B. Haas, who has for many years
been preparing the elegant garden ot F.
Krug, has Just completed arrangements
for a five-year lease of the greenhouse
in Hanscdm park. "Parties desiring
handsome-plants or boquets can b sup
piled with anything In bis line."
Ladles are Invited to take a look at
those Shetland shawls st the Chicago
Dry Goods store, ISIS Farnam street.
Twenty Years Ago
After all the fuss and furore about lo
cating the ball park across the river, the
club management yielded to petitions or
Omaha fans to locate tha old North
Twentieth street grounds, which Mr. Mo
Cormlclc, tha owner, sold for SS.00S. Ralph
E. Stout, sporting editor of the Kansas
City 8 tar, who had put considerable
money Into the enterprise here, assumed
charge aa tha financial overseer.
Miss LllUe Crummer returned to her
position as teacher In Lothrop school,
much Improved in health.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Corl of Chicago
were guests ot Mr. tnd Mrs. N. It Mc
Grew of North Twentieth street. Mr.
Corl, a former Omaha eltlsen. was en
route to San Francisco on business and
pleasure with Mrs. Corl.
Mr. snd Mrs. T. K. Sudborough left for
a trip through the south. Mr, Bud
borough, who was principal of the Omaha
Normal school, expected to visit some of
the leading universities ot the south.
J. J. Farley, s banker of Marquette,
Neb., was st th Psxton hotel with his
bride, who was Miss Elizabeth Carter of
Osceola, where their marriage was per
formed th day . before they 'cams to
Omaha, Mr. Farley was remembered In
Omaha ss s member of th Twenty-first
session of th Nebraska legislature, being
quite a friend of Dick Berlin and George
Th ham ot D. H. Wheeler, jr., B0
South Twenty-eighth street, was entered
by burglars between I and ( while the
family was away.
Tea Years Ago
W. H. McCord mad a move for th
re vision of th Auditorium plan so ss to
provide for horse show accommodations.
Mrs. Henrietta U. McCagu. wife of
Rev. Thomas 11 eC ague, D. O., died at
their home, tX South Fortieth street.
Mrs. McCagu was an old resident of
Omaha, having come here In IM7. In
ISM sh was married to Thomas McCagu
and they went almost at one to Cairo,
Egypt wher they served ss missionaries
of th United Presbyterian church. In
ln they returned te America, locating
in Ues Moines. In IMS th family moved
to Nebraska City and In 1M7 to Omaha.
Dr. C. P. Werten baiter of th United
State Marin hospital of New Orleans
arrived In Omaha for th purpose of ex
amining Into th smallpox situation here.
He bad a conference with Mayor Moore
and began st once to follow up sugges
tions mad.
Andrew Nyberg, years of see, died st
his residence. U34 Capitol avenue.
It was open, hens day st th sew Ben
nett Company store st Sixteenth snd
Harney streets and 'thousands of people
took advantage of th occasion to visit
th handsome structure. Little Miss
Louis Bennett marched st th head of a
column of husky police officers, who bad
chart of th vast crowd.
Thee eoupl procured license to wed:
Sol Troutfelt. . and Sarah Brown, S.
Omaha; Jo Rex, tt and Nellie A Swan
sea, l, Omaha; Otto Ootsch, ft, Douglas
county, and Anna Luschen, Is, Besclng
A eeetle I svrwew te la Ita
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
Really It was time for William H.
Taft to be given taste of a routing ex
hibition of tb popular favor and ac
claim. II got It In generous measure In
Boston. It banished th smile from his
face when be stood before tb legislature
and mad him sober and forceful be
yond hla wont II was profoundly
moved. Th deeps ar being touched In
th man aad th people. W hav tot
down to discussion of th basic things
In our government which la Incompar
ably th world's best exhibit of democ
racy today, despite all defects, as It was
In Its beginning. Thoughtful Americana
will not lightly abrogate constitutional
ssesuard. Our legialatlv reporter,
whose experience runs hack ever more
rears than he would car to hav us trtU
describes th president s reception In tbe
hall of the house of representatives as
unprecedented la Its ardor snd th wet
eosM ss BtMniesUonaMr genuine. Th
same story Is told br th Boetoa taper
of last evening. There can be no mt
tak about th facts, end ttttl room for
debat aa t th meaninc of 1
lional a demonstration.
TreaeSy f SUwac.
. New Tot Peat.
lfr. MuEsey says that th people could
not com out until tbey knew what the
oiowal would A aed tbe colonel could
not com out antU he had heard frea
tb people. Waa there ever such a tragedy
of th enforced silence of lovers?
People and Events
A thorough canvass of the situation
shows that Medicine Hat Is the only one
securely In the Tins.
It is a safe guess that Secretary Knox
all! not hav his hair mussed during his
South American tojr.
Cheer up! After the blizzards and
Fnowbanks and the ties of snoveling
cornea the flood. Things are bound to
A large consecutive guffaw greets the
plaintive wail of a New Yorker -who
boldly asserts that a remedy lor the high
cost of living Is more vital to the plain
people just now thin courts or constitu
tion. Oh, what s mutu
An electrical wlxard abroad flashes a
wireless hope to the snowbound belt that
at some distant day the weather aill be
made to order. Coal men ana Ice men
might delay the crack of doom by keep
ing prices closer to the earth.
America's gilded youth put up a, lively
pace, but they are not In the class uf
s Berlin sport, who wants bis father, a
steel and Iron magnate, to cash In his
bills, aggregating TaO.flOu. and deduct
it from his Inheritance. That's "going
When you gaze out on the back yard
shrouded in white and contemplate what
a Chang will com with th emerald
hedged blooms of belated spring, it la
little short of a crime to jar the sanctuary
of anticipation with the hoarse cry:
"George, dear, poke up the fire; the
house Is chilly!"
If any of th common people, who are
claimed to be the bone snd sinew of the
democratic, party, hike to Baltimore for
tbe doings on Juno . It behooves them
to make ample provision for a season of
high living and common thinking, which
is scheduled at about SIS a day at the
hotels. Checks drawn on snowbanks
won't go.
Judge Irwin Beeman of Sterling, 111..
Insisted on having the last word In his
court one day last week. Mrs. Beeman
"butted In" as the judge was sentencing
a likely young man end made such a
disturbance that tbe judge imposed a fine
of 5 for contempt and made her pay It
on the spot The Item Is unique as a plain
statement of fact, but lacks the heart
gripplng feature of the Incident which
transpired when the judge reached home.
Pes Moines Capital: The Maine and
Its sacred scars are hidden from the eyes
of the world. The sea upon whose bosom
It one so proudly rod will chant Its
eternal requiem.
New Tork Sun: In the hour of a duty
well and decorously performed and as
th fragment of the Maine disappears
forever the American people are reluctant
to believe that the Spain of Cervera waa
dishonored In the tragedy that sent so
many brave and unoffending men In
continently to their death.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: What the
government has done with th remains
of the Maine Is worthy of the national
dignity, and shows the highest apprecia
tion of the brave men who enlist under
th flag. Though the ship will rest at
th bottom of th ocean Ita monument
will endure In the patriotism of the peo
ple. Philadelphia Record: The history has
been made. Cuba is free, and we em
barked upon the conquest of nonoontlfi
ous territory. Home of th result are
satisfactory. Let us hop that In th
course of time all of them will become
such, and that In the end It will prove
that th JOT officers and men who were
killed en th Main perished for the ad
vancement of human liberty and happi
ness. Springfield Republican: The sea burial
of the old battleship Main must hav
Leen an exceedingly Impressive specta
cle, If th sight of It had th effeevthe
reading of It did. Tb government la to
be congratulated upon sinking th blasted
hulk ON fathoms deep. Instead of bring
ing It to our ports for cheap display.
The task of raising th ship from the
mud bottom of Havana harbor, settling
forever the question ot th explosion's
cause, and then sending It to eternal
rest was executed with sn efficiency
which th country Invariably expects
from th engineers of th military serv
ice. ( Tcllf
Pltsburgh Dispatch. - I
Th suggestion of "Wilson and Wiley
pur democracy and pure food" pre-1
sent a problem to tha former chief;
chemist besides which "What Is j
whiskey?" and th other conundrums
were simple ot solution. There Is a wider ,
divergence of opinion on "pure democ-1
racy" than en any Item of th food and
drug list. i
IMIIar lMplacr.
Indianapolis News. I
Mr. Knox real'y seem to bs making ;
some headway in hi effort to convince I
tb Central American states that all w i
want Is that they shall trad profitably I
with us, snd that we hsv not th alight-
est Intention of Interfering with their en-1
Joyment of their own quarrels. j
Sanitary Tooth Company
403 Brandels Building
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DR. TODD, 403 Brandeis Bldg.
Houston Post: A Pennsylvania pastorj
k inherited t3.60S.ea. No doubt it is s
call from burdensome toil. Anyway, a
man can t preach well ana manage tnat
much money, and no rational being would
want to see the devil get hold ef so
much coin.
New York Tribune: Out in Kentucky
an earnest believer in congregational
ingtng was recently Indicted for disturb
er public worship by chanting too loud.
A Jury acquitted him. Happy Kentucky.
then, a churchgoer can still throw his
soul into hymns and antnems. ReDubllcan: A Californ
pastor preached last week on "How Shall
Women Prepare Tiemseive for Cltisen-
ship," and told his hearera that many
women "now read only the pussy cat
magazine and the late novel." Now
that they have been enfranchised, he
said, they must read more substantial
Boston Transcript: Th theory that a
prince of th church Is entitled to pre
cedence over a civil magistrate who is
ot leaser rank than a national execu
tive. Is not likely to suffer sny diminu
tion during Uls Enuuenc William
O'ConneXs cardlnalnt. judging from the of Governor Foa's fromthe din
ner of th Charitable Irish society. In
eff.ct, th card.nal yields precedence to
che president of the United States, but
not to the governor of Massachusetts.
Hut does Cardinal OTonnell reflect that
Massachusetts Is a sovereign state, on of
forty-eight sovereign states, making up
that federal republic, the United States
of America Does he reflect further that,
in asserting a claim to superiority over
Governor Fots on an occasion like that
of Monday night, he tmplies that the
dlBnitarics of the church are to be cere
monially preferred to a state's chief mag
istrate chosen by tSe people
My dear, what Is your kitty's name?"
"What kitty, my love?"
"The kitty you talk about In your sleep
thnt you hav at your club."
"As far aa I om concerned, my dear.
Its namo is Dtnnis." Baltimore Ameri
can. "Paw," asked little Johnny, "what is
the rule of three?"
"You. your sister Bella, and your
mother," aighed Mr. Meekun.-Bostoir
"Ten, before pnpa would consent to tnr
marrying George he insisted on looking
up his past life."
"Mercy that was risky!"
"But he didn't go very far. He stopped
Just as he found that George wa th
only nephew of three . rich unolea."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Mrs. Newlywed I think you are too
mean for anything. ,
Mr. Newlywed-WHafs up now?
Mrs. .Newlvwed Tou used to say you
would die for me and I've Just found
out that you haven't any insurance.
Philadelphia Record.
"Tell you what would make a peculiarly
exclusive club," snys the man with th
yellow liqueur. "Don't admit anybody but
folks that hav been divorced."
"If It's real xcluslveness you want. '
suggests the man with the lemonade,
"why not admit none but those who
never hav been divorced? "Chicago
Alfred Tennyson.
Ask me no more; th moon may draw th
The cloud may stoop from heaven and
take the snap -With
fold to fold, of mountain or of
capei "
But o too fond, when hav I answered
Ask me no more.
Ask me no more; what answer should I
I lov not hollow cheek or faded eye:
Yet, O my friend, 1 will not hav the
Ask me no more, lest I should bid the
Ask me no more.
Ask me no more; thy fate and mine ar
I strove against th stream snd all la
Let th great river take ma to th
No more, dear love, for at a touch t
Ask an no more.
Bring that
where it will be filled by
expert druggists with
fresh, pure drugs. "We
have one of the largest dis
pensaries in the west at
our 16th & Dodge St. store
Sherman &
McConnell Co.
Our forefathers were
carved teeth of Ivory and
were satisfied. The last
halt century, dentists
have been making half
teeth of gold and porce
lain and people are Ignor
ant of the unsanitary re
sults. Dr. Todd is not
satisfied short of a full
tooth and his Inventions
on full sanitary porcelain
teeth have made his of
fice practice the largest
In Nebraska. Those who
are wearing half tooth
bridges need a trained
assistant to keep these
teeth clean.
Dentists in many states
are now using Dr. Todd's
methods and are doubling
their business.
If yon want clean work
and guaranteed to last
twice as long as the old
wsy. go to