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TOE OMAHA SUNDAY REE: MAY 18, 1913.
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Subscribers Jlrnvlnif t" oily
oiimornrllr alionlif lmve'Tho Beer
$ mnllqd to them. Address will 1
chanced " often ns rcaurstea.
Another clean-up day In do-
landed. Sort of getting Into tho
Tlrose lower water rates nro com
ing, yes, thot'ro coming,, thankc to
jThe Bep's persistent campaign. '
That KanBts bank, official found
guilty of stealing' cigars two orthroo
lqt a time, must havo been smokod
Omaha's dandelion crusade -would
"look tetter to thcr naked oyo If tho
Officials practiced In the parka what
tthoy preach Id tha city hnll. -
x Tho derhocrata are for; .full puh'lie
jjUy for overythlnR except tariff tnak
log, and such oth6r political modl-
clso mljcinas Jthex-.thlnk thcjyinn
do bottdr'tn iVdHurk:
I U MnjQlrjMsW .Supply iU,fpebnlo
ce4ta a ifious4n.d;. emTf!
f)' Our-BoWT-tsloctlorr commleslohcr
Kys hsxcaaigotHthp eloctou mtfchln
pp all ready td;..fltrt' try . Jyly'lC
if If so, ho' has certainly cut 'out a
fslffy days of stroriUqasllfo, t6r-tolfu-tU.
r ' -
Jr Pamphlets setting eritt'JtboV "do
"fonsolesB tiondltlon ' "of! ''California"
are timed to reach newspaper offices
just as California spurnH tho advice
of tho federal government. Wbat'B
tho explanation T
" Objection la mado to certain foa
Hturos of the proposed Incomo tax
law that it Is doublo taxation. Hoad
lng the -explanation of tho law of
fered by Its ppensors loavoo tho Im
pression, that la.wruttis intondod.
Lincoln charter makers are askod
to devise some scheme that will
abolish slato-maklng, or' rather
frustrate tho purpose ot the slato
makcra. Lincoln must not expect
to obtain the millennium In ono
Jump. . ; . . .
Governor .Suitor's invitation to
Secretary Bryan' to participate In
Itta New York primary camnaljm
looks Uko n ch allonge to suspend
oilblle pledBO 0i peace fi?r. the pleas-
futa of taking another shot, at -a
priaa named iurphy
L - . ,, ........... .
A ppoca election is tw bo called
to vote tbolssue of ISfiO.OOO restor
ation bonds, Where is tho protest
from that newspaper that waa so
doudly declaiming that a special
election could not possibly be re
eortod to - to ascertain tho will ot
It has been mutually agreed
, among the girl graduates of a cer-
1 tain high school. In, an interior town
ip Nobraska that 110 be the cost
t limit ot their commencement gowns,
'i Yes, but it a commencement gown
'can bo had for this outlay, what ex
; cune -will there bo later for paying
. mora for Any other gown?.
Jersey City is moving toward
commission government at a smart
pace. Public interest in tho change
' 1b uncommonly strong. In the pre
jllmluary contest for. a, place on tho
final ticket ninety-one oandldatos
brought out a vote ot only 3,600
b$low tho vote cast .at the November
election. Ten were selected out ot
-the field of runners, and ot these
t.fiva will be chosen at the final bat
ljtleg Juno 10, to constitute the
commission, The' favorite' in the
'primary balloting wran the noted llt
arary switchman, Mark M. Fagln,
who lumped from a switchman's
shanty to. the offlca. of mayor as a
truster ot boeiea,
Soience as a Pacificator.
In the Invitation to all nations of
the world, formulated by representa
tives of English-speaking countries,
'inviting thorn lo Join in the colobra
tlon of oho hundred years of peace
between Great Britain and tho
United States, occurs a significant
reference to tho poaco-maklng. pow
ers of sclonoe. 'Although it may bo
unreasonable to disregard tho possi
bility of conflict arising In the future
out of mutual or partial understand
ing," so roads tho declaration, "yet
we gratefully recognize that the
cbancofl of misunderstanding have
been largely, eliminated by tho de
gree in which modorn science has
facilitated intercourse nnd accel
It Is historically recorded that, al
though tho last war between Great
Britain and tho United States was
officially- terminated by tho signing
of tho treaty of Ghent, Dccombot 24,
1814, yot tho final battle of tho wnr
was fought at New Orleans two
weeks Inter, no nows of tho peaco
agreement having reached thla, sl,do
of tho Atlantic. It goes without say
ing that perfection and application
ot our scientific knowledge would
havo prevented this unnecessary
bloodshed, and probably changod
mightily Hho' tuturo coutso o&oronts.
It is equally cortaln thnt present-day
means ot almost instantaneous com
munication ' operates to keep us in
formed as to what is happening all
over the world, and by that very In
formation disarms suspicion nnd
mokes for mutual amity. ,
In still unothor way modern scl
pneo proves lta power as a pacifica
tor in binding togother groat intel
lectual forces rogardless of geo
graphical lines. Tho laws ot science-
arc tho same tho world over,
and scientific achievement, wherevor
made, belongs to tho wholo human
mco. In this respect sclenco is
oven moro universal than religion,
art. music or letters, each with
variablo adaptation to. different
races and different lands. Sclenco
furnishes uniform standards with
which to', moasuro national progress
for all countries and for all times,
and as a" natural consequence thoso
countrios which havo -made tho most
progress in sclenco aro tho onos most
abhorrent of wnr and most ener
getic in tho peaco movement.
A Station Subway,
The executlvo committee of tho
Commercial club, basby. resolution
recorded ltsolf in, favor of tho con
struction of a subway connecting tho
iTInlnn nnd Tlifrllriirtnn nlnHnn. hv n
passage Under ' tho -tracks'. This is
nn improvement which, we bellevo.
,Tho.,B,eo fJrBt suggested, and which
1 we have advocated from tlmn tr tlmn
;nan6o(lul conVenjonco to through
passengers entering-and -leaving Uie
city by differont railroad routes.
Such a subway would obviate
Lsorrio, bufnot all,' of tliobbjoctfons
rtb' liavlhg separate "passenger sta
tions Instead of ono union station,
nnd would stop travelers nw an
noyed by being- compelled to climb
tho viaduct to get frdm one depot to
tho other from coins away from
Omaha fooling as if Ihoy had a
grudgo against the city. Thoso who
would use tho subway most would
not come up into tho cjty, anyway,
ineroly because forcod to ehango
from ono station to another, und
tin subway would often bo a- docldea
conveulonco to our own pooplo as
It Jjsc happona that while tho
Commercial club is favoring tho pro
posed subway, the retailors' organi
sation not long ago resolved against
it on, it Booms to ub, a mistaken
theory that lta construction would
bo inimical to tho proJ6ct for a now
union station farther uptown.
Whether tho demand for an uptown
station nfthls time is pushed or not,
it could not matorfallse for several
years at tho earliest, and in tho in-
tnrvnl thnrn la nn
. w "W
'our dual passenger station plant
snould not bo mado to accommodate
tho traveling public to the full ox-
tent ot its possibilities.
Differences as to points in tho
creed which havo hold apart their
adhorents for generations, aro not
easily to bo adjusted; but tho gath
ering ot tho Presbyterians at Atlanta
1b most significant of the progress
that is being mado by the church.
Four great divisions pt this one or
ganization exist in America, separ
ated only by minor dogmatic tenets.
In the main they are one, and as
ono harmonious body might multi
ply by many fold tho Influences for
Rood now separately exerted. Tho
obvious advantages havo often been
dlscuseod, as the matter of union
has boon betoro tho churcheB-for a
long time, and tho ordinary argu
ments In favor of the plan aro
familiar to all.
Yot tho Presbyterian character la
Buoh that It does not lightly yield
on poIntB that may fioom Inconse
quential to others. The church was
founded In a day when tho future
ot tho Christian religion Itself) was
belng.jiotermined, and its history is
ot glorious examples of firmness
and sacrifice to duty and principle.
ItB traditions and lta teachings aro
all against transitory movements,
and this adds the moro Importance
to whatever may be tho outcome ot
tho Atlanta conference ot tho four
great general assemblies- If Jt bo
union, U will be founded on con
clusions tho result of careful de
liberation: If the union bo left over
to another tlm'o, Jt will bo bemuse
weight- reasons have supervened.
Yet to a layman, It appears that
the union of tho Presbyterians into
ono body might be tho bost example
at.prosent likely for. tho .odlfloatJiyi
of all Christian sects.
Do people fully roallzo that ln
times ot stress an overwrought Im
agination leads them to exaggerate
what they see, and sometimes to
think they sea things that do .not
exist nt all?
When Omaha was tornado-svfept
that Easter Sunday many distorted
descriptions socurcd pub'llclty in
more or less distant towns; some of
them sent out from horo, but moro
of them carried by traVoIors passing
through tho city, going so wide of
tho' mark as to bo scarcely recognlza
blb by thoso acquainted with .h'e
facts. Just now wo havo again had
a similar illustration of elastic ver
dclty with referenco to tho storm
that striick Soward. Somo of tho
first stories emanating from tho
stricken town fully match In lurid
ness those that were sot adrift abojit
Jt.aecms to be a tendoncy of. hu
man, nature to make out that 'bad
aro worse than thnV nrn.
though occasionally a horror grows
as wo got fullor Information. In
most cases It Is a 'Sato rule to mako
liberal allowance for tho over
wrought imagination of eye wit
nesses. to any great calamity thatfor
tho moment shocks tho sonscs and
stuns the mind. ,
College Athletes. 7
Tho presence in tho news 'col
umns of voluminous reports of' .he
mnotlncr nf vnrlonn mllnB-n t nam if-'in
athletic contests might easily plvo
support to tno tnougnt tnat undue
prominence Is belnc Riven to siho
matter' of physical development In
wio groat scnoois 01 tno country; to-
Anv A 1.4 ...III j '
uu.. UbVlU lllUUftUl Will UAPtU
any. such conclusion. Athletics havo
tholr propor place in tho trainlngiof
Our' youth, for' the dovelopmenf'of
tho body is oa ensontial as is that' of
tho' mind to rqal Biipcess in life. "( J
A very few yoars ago tho charge
was mado, and with aome Justice,
lhat Amoricana woro nogloctlng out
door exorcises to tho extent that
thoro was danger of physical degen
eracy. This brought out a cry that
at tho big schools of tho coufy'ry
athletics wero for tho vory fow who
had eUch endowraont ot physlquttras
.made-jthem desirable for football
'and other stienUoUs feafflos. ' ifaxl
clsm and comment followed on tho
debato to tho end that for longer
than a docado stress has been' laid
.On tho need for nennral nnrttnlrinHhn
hyoiin'g folkB nt college 'In. tho
work of tho gymnasium and on the
fiold, to tho end that bodily strength
will' attend mental growth. This
agitation has borno its fruit, nnd tho
attention given the annual competi
tions between tho schools is but a
manifestation of it.'
Porhaps tho greater1 result of tho
inslstonco on physical training at
school may bo found jolsowbere. All
over tho Unltod States men and
women in tho professions and in
business aro foujid to bo giving over
somo part of their waking hours to
outdoor work or play, to tho end
that steadier norvos. and clearer
brains aro brought to tho real du
tloa .ot life. School' sporta are thuo
bringing horno a harvest In ,tho way
of better llfo for tho nation.
Is Sr. Cook Coming Backt
la Dr. Cook coming back? Al
though moat folks havo ceased to dis
tress themselves over the North Pole
discovery controversy, which raged
so fiercely7 a short time ago, this
question is suggested indirectly by
an article In a current periodical on
"Science and Polar Exploration," by
William Hallock, himself a noted
scientist at tho head of tho depart
ment of pure science in Columbia
.Dr. Hallock reviews tho recent
work of professional explorers in po
lar rogtons to support his conclusion
that they havo contributed llttlo or
nothing to tho serious advantage of
sclopco. It was not at all nocoasary,
ho tells us, for Peary to discover tho
pole, "which it is assumed he did,"
because it had been discovered' by
science long before, nnd continues:
Peary, of course, verified tha fact that
we were correct, lit discovered tha
water at the North Pole, and he thrilled
ua with somewhat unverified Information
that it waa nn "unfathomable" sea. But
he had lost his soundlnc instruments bo
fore he KOt a chance to Use them In this
water. Without desiring to orttlelso any
Individual explorer, bo far as the records
nre concerned upon which an explorer
veracity la established, they can be manu
factured In New York City with perfect
accuracy. I can submit a set of tlsuree
representing the roeords of an expedition
to the North Pole right here In my office,
whlcn will be absolutely correct, though I
have never been there. This fact alone
proves that science has a very thorough
knowledge or the surface ot this earth,
and that. In fact, there la very llttlo left
on It to discover Poor Cook, discredited
upon the ground that his figures could
not. have been so accurate If he had ob
tained them by observation In actual prox
imity to the North Pole, may have been
there, after all- Peary desorlbes having
discovered on his approach to the North
Pole some animal traoka, possibly a fox's,
which would indleate land near by, be
oaune these animals never venture very
far away from land, where they must
find food. At the same time. Cook de
icribCB seeing land, for which he was aft
erwards acoused of being a faker. Now I
do not know but what Cook may have
seen the land which Peary suspected was
near by. In which event Cook's claim to
hava reached the North Tola might be re
considered. It has been generally takon for
granted, wo bellevo, that Dr. Cook
was a faker, and that his pretenses
had been completely and thoroughly
exploded. Dut hore is a scientist in
good standing venturing at least an
Intimation that Cooka claims may be
ontltlcd to reconsideration. Before
long some ono will bo proposing to
send anothor explorer to tho polo to
find out whether Peary, Cook, ono,,
both, or neither ever got near it
The Value bf a Calling..
estate," Bald Franklin, ."and ho thai
nam a caning nath an office nf
profit and honor." Tho wisdom of
tho proverb should notbb lost slglit
of by naronts Vltht sons, or bv 'fhn
-sons, thomselvcs, facing tho realities!
of life, it is a grf at thing for "a
youth to bo thoroughly, trained in
somo line ot work which ,no can
call his own. That Is an European
idea which has. provod'lts worth in
tho lives of many, frugal people. ' No
matter If a boy's" parents aro well-to-do,
tho uncertainties of lifo ro-'
main and the additional need ' fori
charactor development that usually
comes with an apprenticeship of
somo art Is to be subserved. Whother
It bo a mechanical trado or an art
or a profession, it glvos any young
man a tremendous advantage to BU;rt
llfo with such an estate.
Tho fovorish anxiety for quick re
sults, sonds too many young Into
llfo unprepared. This is an ago of
chance, very largely, and many aro
more prono to toko tho short cut
and depend on . speculation, than
tho long way around and hew out
their way as thoy go. The value of
a vocation ono has gained by def
inite and decisive training is much
higher than all tho gilded visions
of tho rainbow chasers, and It is a
good thing for elders to help their
young folks to see that.
How the Democrats Bule.
When, after denouncing the fa
mous lteed rules, the democrats came
into control of the house thoy did
not go far until thoy adopted the
very rulos that they excoriated. Like
wise, among other things that helped
glvo tho democrats their present ma
jority in our national lawmaking
body was tho outcry and onslaught
on tho methods of doing busJinesH
typified in "Cannpnism," yet It Is
already patent that democratic meth
ods, hough slightly different, aro no
When the tariff bill was reported
and a motion to recommit offerad
on bohalf of the minority, a point of
order immediately raised against
it by tho domotratic floor leader,
Mr. Underwopdk drow. forth these re
marks from the insurgent -.leader,
It is my observation In this house that
rulings from the. chair on great political
questions are made up of th'rea inAi.
ents first, the moss-rrown precedents
ana pracuces of the house: second, he
political necessities of tho hour, and
third, some mysterious lii.rtafineA
lty which Is supposed to reside in the
Dosom or tho speaker, which permits him
to do Just about as he pleases.
Attor he had boon sufficiently ad
vised as to his duty, Speaker Clark
promptly sustained tho point of
order, and summarily ruled out the
motion to recommit. It will be ro
remembered, of course, that the rulos
of tho bouso havo been reformed and
"Cannonlsm" repudiated. Yet tho
dominant democratic majority does
bvElnoss ,JUBt as ruthlessly, and with
Just as little, consideration for tho
helpless opposition as over was
charged by them upon tho repub
licans of old..
Lest tho people of tho east infor
from Governor Johnson's ittiwt
preachment that the California
legislature has its halo ot righteous
ness on straight tho San Francisco
Chronicle screamed with Joy on tho
final adjournment of "tho most" vil
lainous legislature that over cursed
this or any othor state;" Later, when
the extravagances of the body trlcklo
down through tho sources of taxa-,
tlon, Cnllfornlans will hava their
pocket conscience most thoroughly
scorched to make up annronrlations
of 120,000,000. In oxceia of tho state's
The governor of Colorado vetoed
a "blue Bky" bill and one creating
a commission to suporvlso boxing
contests, but pormlttod a racing bill
to bocomo a law without executlvo
approval. It is confidently believod
tnat selling blue sky mining stock
and playing the ponies afford an
ample ' outlet for tho sporting
proclivities ot the population.
For tho first time in its history a
committee of the United States sen
ate voted almost unanimously to sub
mit a constitutional amendment giv
ing women thovprlvllege ot citizen
ship. The world moves and the
United States- senate skips along
A committee ot the New Jersey
legislature is about to mako an in
vestigation of the tire. Insurance
business In that state When It
gets through It can find an. inviting
field for extonslon ot Us Inquiry
rtf,ht hero in Nebraska.
SU11, it la hard to believe the
loquaclqus Mr. Manuel would have
talked bask In that fashion had he
been permitted to contlnuo to draw
the salary of the reform school
Thirty Years Ago
The spacious building originally erected
by Ooorgp Francis Train on Ninth street.
ad known as the Coirens house, has
been reopened under: trie name of the
Grand Pacific. The lessee Is T. J. Sales
man of New York, andV. H. Aylsworth
Ik In charge as chief clerk.
The Norwegian Singing society, re
cently organlxcd, made lta debut F.
Andresen la the choirmaster, and the ar
rangements committee is made up of John
M. .tacobsen, E. Olsen, E. Jensen, John
llofst&d arAl P. Wllg.
(The river la twelve feet above low water
W i. Browp, the well known .furniture
dealer, Is rejoicing' over the advent of
another, boy. "As this Is 'the first' boy,
BrowpiwtU'Bot 'cm up.' 1
The,reccptJon committee at the Odd Fel-
iqwn social consisteatqr Mesaames m.
Armstrong, M. E. Stuht. Silas Wright,
Kdwln pavls, F. W. Wqoley; Messrs. J.
W- NchiS)ls, M. Goldsmith, A. 8. Billings,
Adolph Meyer) T. J. Cliff, W. F. Loren
ken. iMetcalf & Bra., . 1006 Farnam, are
'advertising a well established tea and
cgar business for sale. ..
1 A real estatcHransfer records the pur
chase by C. C. Housel of lot I, block 192,
for J938. -
On account of th,e bad weather the
Wild West postponed Its opening until
Twenty Years Aco
Lowo'AVontie Presbyterian church sent
this teleg'rf m to President Cleveland,
hlmsoira Presbyterian: "In the name of
God and humanity. In the Interest of rest
and of righteousness, saye our American
A wild pony hitched to a bUckboard
dashed down Douglas street, turning on
Fourteenth, where It ran, Into and In
jured a horse belonging to Dr. Coulter
andd&rrtagea the doctor'sbUggy.
A llttlo boy of 4 years named Julrus
Alttrans, residing at Ninth and Leaven
worth 'streets, was severely bitten on the
leg .by. a- og belonging to - a neighbor
named. Peterson. The dog was killed,
forthwith. ; ,. .
tinlted States Senator A, C. Bsckwlth ot
Vyonjlngnrrved,!n town. Speaking of
the flnanclarnuestidn.' he said that while
he was not abtjoluf iiy 'lh favor gf frea
silver, he would' like to see legislation
beneficial to silver, provided congress
correctly agrees on what constitutes a
B. Bllloway, proprietor of the Murray
hotel since September 1, 1SSS, passed the
ownership over to Thomas Murray and
prepared to go to Chicago to take charge
of Hotel Omaha, at Fifty-fifth and Lex
lngton streets. Mr. Ellloway said he had
oevorat reason!) for giving up the Murray,
but the chief one was that he had tried
In vain for several years to come out
with sufficient profit after paying Z18.000
a year rental, wh",h the business did not
Ten Years Ago
The Kastman Kodak company became
the successor to the Robert Dempster
company and took charge of tho store
and supplies at 1215 Farnam street.
Tho Board of Education surprised Itself
by passlng.-all resolutions put up to It
without a single debate. Member 'May
nard presided In the absence of President
Johnson and Vloo President Funkhousir.
One Item of business was a decision to
replace the .frame Beals School with a
brick structure. v
Lewis Wolfe died at his home, 1431
North Seventeenth street, and the family
decided to take the body to Iltlca, N. T.,
for burial beside his wife.
Mr. Podge Alloway, pitching for Peoria.
held Omaha to six hits, while he and
hla distillery friends were making ten
off Bruner; yet Omaha took the game
B to 1
G. 'F. Damon and Henry P. Kolb In
corporated the Damon-Kolb Notion com
pany, with a capital stock of 1100,000. to
deal In wholesalo trade of dry goods and
Sophrona Jones, widow of A. D. Jones.
filed a petition in county courtl asking
that B. N. Robertson be appointed addi
tional executor of the will of her lato
husband. She asked this because her
iixtreme old age rendered It difficult for
her to. proceed with the duties of
People and Events
A Chicago man cheerfully forked over
JJ1.000 alimony to get rid ot hla wife and
A man of 71 who writes leva letters is
not necessarily week-mtndel. lccordlng
to a Kansas Judge, but he has room to
Mrs. Barney Hemmtck, a society oracts
In Washington, prophesies: "Everybody
will be wearing trousers In 2913." Ashes
toes? William B. Walker, a Chicago archl-
tect. has planned to build bungalow
home on the roof of an eight-story aky-
roake you look like a piker by telling you
Heroines ot the torch and bomb In
England are awarded medals of honor
costing a varying sum. thus: For valor.
Jl.W; hunger strike, ttM; ted by force,
15; grill brooches, $10.
Commercialism has thrown Us tentacles
around tho former home of Fernando
Jones, Chicago noted pioneer, marktna
for tho wreckers a residence noted for
Us social festivities In the early, times of
Buffalo Bill gave a special performance
of his show for the entertainment ot
Madame Bernhardt. Tha colonel hasn't
pulled off as many farewells as : the
madame and considers unusual courtesies
are due a veteran fareweller.
scraper. It will be of white cement with
green slate roof, green shutters and red
brltk chimneys and facings at the cor
ners. Its 'doors and French windows wilt
open on two sides on. to a terrace whose
outer dimensions will be ISOxW feet
Rich, widowed and only 19, Mrs. Mar
tha WPilams of New York Is sailing over
the Atlantlo sobbing hopefully of fulfill
ing the commands of her late lamented
to become the wife of a friend In Burop.
She doesn't know his name or where he
Jives, but being dutiful wife she will
search for him.
Boston boasts of a fat men's club with
k membership ot 1.00L A search of hi
reports of the proceedings of the annual
convention, held last week, brings to light
not one new spectflo for srttll fronts
Anti-fat Is taboo. The business in hand
consisted ot plans for big feeds during
the summer and every plan presented
got a unanimous vote.
SECULAR SHOTS AT PULI11.
Washington Post: A Washington
preacher jays young men calling Sun
day evening, should be led to church.
Just give the girls time, and they'll see
New York World: The .organization of
commercial travelers, which wants to
"put a Bible in every hotel room," might
compromise by putting one In the suit
caso ot every traveling salesman.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: The Episcopal
church In New Jersey has fixed a mint
mum wage ior a preacher. New Jersey
la on' the right road. In course of time,
it may work up to the silk workers.
Chicago Record-Herald: The Episcopal
church In New Jersey has adopted a
canon providing for a minimum wage
for clergymen. Naturally the figure fixed
is a modest one, but It la a tp in the
Baltimore American: A minister ob
ject to. the styles of the day on the
ground that ha can't shake hands with
a woman without blushing. And, on tho
other hand, the vice crusade sermon Is
one to which the average congregation
cannot listen without blushing In deep
Bt. Louis Republic: That eastern 'cleric,
who compared the soul to u republic with
the Intellect for a leglslatu.v, tho will
for an executive and the conscience f,ir
a Judiciary overlooked an imwitit dls.
Unction. A good -working consclenci docs
not wait for the legislative and xuu-
Uve departments. to do wrong before do
ltverlng Its Judgments.'
WHEN A MAN FAILS.
When he has no confidence In himself
nor his fellow men.
When he values bucccss more than
character and self respect.
When he does not try to make his
work a little better each day.
When ha becomes so absorbed In his
work that he cannot say that Ufe is
g cater than work.
When he lets a day go by without mak
ing someone happier and more comfort
able. When he values wealth above health,
self respect and the good opinion of
When he Is eo burdened by his busi
ness that he finds no time for rest or
When he loves hit own plan and in
terests more than humanity.
When his friends like him for what he
has moro than for what he Is.
When he knows that he Is In the wrong,
but Is afraid to admit It
When he envies others because they
havo more ability, talent or wealth 'than'
When he does not care what happens
to his neighbor or .o his friend so long
as he Is prosperous.
When he Is so busy doing that he has
no time for smiles and cheering words.
if you keep your mouth closed everv.
body will agree with you and respect your
If a woman cin keep her temper and
her good looks she has no trouble keep
ing her husband.
There Is an awful scarcity of rosea be
tween the day a woman marries and the
day they lay her out
The latest hint says the bustle Is com
ing back into fashion. What are they go
ing to do? Sew an annex Into the rear
.of the hobble?
Tell a man that there are 270,160,325,431
stars and he will believe you. But if n
sign says Fresh Paint he has to mako a
' Keep your troubles to yourself. If you
tell them to another man he will wait
unUl you get through upd then he will
The female garment designers met at
Toledo and decided on tighter skirts. It
won't be long unUl a modest man will
have to stay homo and keep the blinds
The old-fashioned girl who married a
poor young man and lived on love in a
cottage now has a daughter who marries
Into a furnished room where she con
cook her curling Irons on a gas Jet and
do her laundry on the window pane. Cin
Rnaty on Currency Question.
There is a suspicion that modern con
gressmen don't know as much about the
currency question aa they did In the good
old days when scrambling alter mileage
grabs kept them in training.
Hear the Bechstein Piano
World F&med for its remarkable depth and rich sound,
sympatbeio tone qualities, representing-iD every senBe the
highest known art in Piano
..The world's most famous
words of highest
praise of r the
HH HIIAR THE BEOHbxj&IN PIANO.
. ' 1 as Played by Mr. Max Landow, i ! '
Monday Evening, May 19th,
IN THE PIANO EEOITAL AT THE BRANDEB3
Benefit of Sacred Heart Academy
We aro exolnslTe selling agents for these beautiful pianos la
this vicinity, iraporting them from Berlin, Germany. Wo would tako
graft plMUs la demonstrating to you the many superior points
of tsess juauy i.toitu-buiu yiwiui.
BLASTS FROM RAM'S HORN.
No man can live an Inch higher than
he looks. .
Ufe today depends on what we did
No beginning is small that leads to a
Many a man pets his dog. 'but nwir
has a kind word for his wife.
If angels had to live with soma, men
there would be more fallen ones. -
The man who helps his wife clean
house, Is watched with Interest by' the
The wren would never be n singer If
it had, to take music lessons from the
Nobody ever gets out ot the way when
u slipshod man comes around the cor
ner. The devil never gets far away inm
the faultfinding man and the scolding
Merit may bo' kept at the foot of the .
class for a while, but It 'wilt como to the
head In Its own good time..
Well doing Is determined, not so much
by what we do ns by what we do it
with. An artist Can show with a plceo
of charcoal that he Is one.
How It would change the world for
most of us If we would stop looking for
flaws and begin to look for things to
speak well of.
"How was the play you saw last
"Pretty melodramaUc. In the second act
when the skulking villain. descends upon
Hickory Farm and forecloses the mort
gage on old Undo Zeko'a automobllo there
was hardly a dry eye in the houoe." St
Louis Republic. i
"Why don't you try some light read
ing?" "I have and it 'makes me feel more
heavy-hearted than ever."
"What light reading did you try to pro
duce that effect?"
"My gas bills." Baltimore American.
Mr. Snapperly (reading) Man commits
suicide by Jumping off a ferry boat
Mrs. Snapperly Just like a man. Why
didn't he Jump off a dock and save 2
Sarcastic .Guest (In restaurant, after
waiting a long time for His order) Say,
Walter Yes, sirl
8. O. Would you mind bringing me 'a
little, something to go with my knife and
fork and spoon? Chicago Inter Ocean.
"That's a wonderfully smart child of
,J,,vYe,1i" replied Mr. Bilgglns, modestly,
"I don't know whether he is so very
smart now. But If he ever finds out tha
answers to all the questions he asks, he
will be a world-beater." Washington
"Experience should have taught you
that such investments are risky."
"Bah! Experience' never teachos mo
anything until after It happens."-Cleye-land
Goodfellow (with newspaper) Here's
an old bachelor in OHIo died and left all
jjj money to the woman Who rejected
J F?SlcuaTAn yot iiey aav there Is no
gratitude In the world. Chicago Tribune.
" ( SPINNING.
Jlelen Hunt Jackson.
Like a blind spinner in the sun.
I tread my days; -
I know that all tho threads will run
T Wnnw mMi .1 1) ...til . .
And. being blind, no more 1 ask.
I do, not know the use or name
Of that I spin:
I only know that someone tame,
And laid within-
youd the thrcai1, and. said. "Inco
Arc blind; but 'one thing you can do."
Sometimes the threads' so rough and fast
And fancied fly,
I know wild storms are sweeping past
Shall fall: but dare not try to find
eoic. iMutc, since x am Diino.
I know not why. but I am surs
That tint and place,
In some great fabric to endure
Past time and race.
My threads will: so from tha first
Though blind. I never felt accurst
I think perhaps this trust has sprung
From one short word
Said over me when I was young
Bo vounc, I heard
It, knowing not that God's namo signed
fliy Drow, ana sealed me - tils though
But whether this be seal or sign
. VYUIlin, WIIROUI,
It matters not. Tha bond divine
I never doubt
7 know He set me here, and still
And glad and blind, I wait His wUL
But listen, listen, day by day,
To har their tread
Who bear the finished web away.
And cut the thread.
And bring God's message in the sun.
unou poor ouna spinner, wone ir aone."