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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1913.
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Still, the problem play will subsist
Its well as any other on patronage.
The grim reaper with hip sickle
seoms tp bo working ovextlmo among
The weather nan is making good
on heavy dowB what ho has held
back on rain.
Sua Yat Sen makes a mighty fine
job of keeping out of tho way of his
friend, Yuan Shi Kal.
Credit our Polish colony with real
municipal patriotism; as their viaduct
celebration amply proves.
Thanksgiving day has como to be
a timo of rejoicing over tho boys who
survived the foot ball season.
Tho bar inquisitors give it up and
pass it over to tho grand Jury; Nona
o blind as those who will not see.
All the gunboats on the Missouri
will take notice of. the presence of
the secretary of the navy and salute.
That Bres4au man who got two
weeks in jail for staring at a police
nan must have given him tho evil
More eggs thaa vw produced and
coasuiued, but prlcos stllL roosting
high. What's the answer, cold stor
age? Any a who can tell Huerta to
his face he ought to rvlgn and only
loee his Job for his rashness, has no
"The Influence of Jctfferson on the
Devetopment of tho West" Is a nice,
peaceful subject for a secretary of
jiavy ts discuss.
Eve the most plausible explana
tion fer fatllag to pay the bill on tlmo
eelaeea stake a kit with the mam to
whom the nosey Is coming.
Weula It sot be preferable, for
Ostaaa to save the Auditorium and
let the tatefurfeaa railway build its
teralnal ea sown other site?
Folks who wast the city to do this,
r te.de that, hut balk oa providing
the nosey te foot the bills, cannot
&ecupy a very cossletest position.
It haypeswd Is Chicago, as H hap
pened ta Omaha, that when a fear
lees newspaper got after the medical
suacks they preferred fleeing to
It there are any democratic news
papers la Nebraska besides his own
backing up our democratic senator,
they aro not making much ot a noisu
What a catsastrophe If, after those
three years and more, Japan should
fall to recelvo any official thanks
from llexlco for Its part in tho cen
You cannot beat those theatrical
press agents. They have her accom
panied now by a Leghorn ben, so as
to be assured of fresh eggs. If Gaby
knows how to make a hen lay she
knows enough to quit the stagu.
The ghosts' ot Madero and Suaret
are said to be causing a certain great
man In the Mexican palace to have
that squeamish feeling, but the fall
ure of the ghost to walk Is playing
the m,Uchlef with the boys In the
Senator Korrls' declaration that ho
fe'kot married to any party name
doe sot seem to ule&so his crocrea
: air party soul-matos who thought
they bad a monopoly ot his affec
Uoa. The senator, however, re
fcMeaVrB that he threw his hat in the
rise as a republican and was noml
"Atad aatd elected ai a. republican.
nomc jkuic uvcr ruonc utilities.
Tho Toronto convention of tho Na
tional Municipal league endorsus the
Kinclplo of home rulo government
for cities In opposing state regula
tion of Ras, electric light, telephone
and street railway corporations, de
claring that as they arc urban In
character they should come under
municipal Instead of state control.
Undoubtedly, as a general proposi
tion, better results are obtained by
such control, for It brfngs the regu
lating power and tho people, as well
as the utility, Into closer contact
and should promote better co-operation
than through gtato regula
tion. Where the utility Is purely
local it presents only local problems
and Is better handled, therefore, by
local authorities whoso Interests aro
Immediately tied up with those of
tho utility. Of course, such corpora
tions as Interurban street railways
and long dlstanco telephone or power
plantB present other than strictly
local aspects as well, but even such
cases leave tho soundness of tho
principle of local self-government or
home rulo potont and unimpaired.
"The return of William F. Mc
Combs from Paris with the rejected
French ambassadorship on his hands
brings once more to tho front the
practical exclusion of high class
Americans from Important diplo
matic posts unless they are rich
men," flays tho New York Journal.
Mr. McCombB declined tho office on
the ground that ho could not afford
to hold it for the salary of $17,000
It is true we havo drawn exten
sively upon our rich men to represent
us in ambassadorial positions and
with few exceptions the nation has
been creditably roprosentod. Dut
we havo also, oven during the pres
ent administration, drawn upon meu
of limited means for such service.
It surely will not bo argued that
soma of tho distinguished scholars
recently sent abroad were selected
because of their financial circum
stances. If our nation's dignity and pres
tige can survlvo the notorious lack
of embassy houses abroad common
surato with bur position among tho
powora, Burely It can endure the ef
fects of an ambassadorship exclu
sively maintained 'on tho official sal-
'ary attaching. Perhaps If a few
Americans had not set some nptablo
examples of tho lavish display of
their wealth In foreign capitals this
question of income and oxpenso
might not be obtruding. Wo never
stop to rate financially a foreign rep
resentative coming to AVaahlnKton It
ho has substantial attainments back
of him. Of course, our officials
abroad should be comfortably main
talned, but not necessarily to the ox
tent of toadying to tho Croesuses of
William Sears -Poimleton.
The- sad and untimely on diner nt
William Sears Poppleton is to bo ro-
grottod for many reasons. Whllo
the only official position held by Mr,
Popploton was that of membor ot
the School board -somo tlmo ago, ho
achieved much promtnonce br head
lnfc" the domocratlo city ticket an
candldato for mayor, and It was th
strength of his opponent rather than
his own weakness, that prevented his
oloctloh. With the education. Innate
ability, acquaintance snrune from
lifelong identity with, tho community
and tho resources of distinguished
ploneor family. Mr. Ponnintnn omrht
w - -"-MM WtS(HV
yet to havo glvon us many servlcehbl
It Is gratifying to feel that hostlll
ties have been averted betwoon Oov
orsor Morehead, backed by his offi
cial staff ot colonels and the state
mllltla, on which the governor's Nor
folk speech seemed to reflect. Tho
governor fired what sounded like u
heavy artillery gun in expressing the
opinion that the mllltla was a good
thing for a youth to let alone. As It
appeared In tho papers It had all tho
earmarks ot well-directed volley, but
now the governor, repulsed by the
enemy, capitulates to the extent of
declaring that that was not what ho
nuant, at all: that, on the contrary.
what ho really Intended to say, and
thought he was saying, was that tho
state mllltla was about the finest
thing going for a robust lad looking
for a chance to let off some of his
It was all the fault of an extomnor-
aneous spetch, the governor expjalns.
in otner words, the thing went off
half-cocked. I(o did not even know
It was loaded. No doubt the gov
ernor will be more cautious how he
fingers th0 hair-trigger of one ot
those automatic speeches again. Dut
what gets us Is, why Governor More
head did not resort to the usual ex
pedient of those caught In similar
predicaments and blame thB reporter
who chronicled his speech, hldlng be
hind the assertion that he garbled or
deliberately misstated what he said.
After achieving the distinction of
serving continuously as a member of
the cabinet longer than anyone else,
ex-SecreAary of Agriculture James
Wilson is going to write out his ex
periences and observations In the na
ture of an autobiography. Assuming
that he saw things through clear
western glasses, his contribution to
our political history ought to be noteworthy.
, Thkjjay in Omaha
roMeitrn rsox tit nut -
Thirty Years Ago
The death of John B. Detwlller at his
residence, 2m California street, elicited
expressions of regret from the- business
community In which he had ben a
pioneer merchant as a dealer In carpel
and upholstery. The funeral arrange
ments awaited the arrival of FrtnV Kim.
mer. brother of Mrs. Detwlller, from
Wheeling, W. Va,
Two of Europe's most noted divines,
Pierre Hyacinths and Mons. Capoll, will
uu omaha this winter.
Despite Sunday thn work of srallnr
Jackson street between Seventeenth and
ElgVitenth street, was nrnrnti1 nriih
great effect today.
ork has been commenced limn tho
tower of the now English Lutheran
church, corner Harney and Sixteenth
The Union Pacific lxi hull nark nn
St. Mary's avenue has henn rnnv.rl.
Into a katlnjr rink by covering the
ground with cement
Treasurer Whltmore of Boyd's opera
louse SunBayed In Lincoln, his old home.
Mrs. If. K. Burket haa arrlvrri in Inln
her husband who has located here.
Fred Nye, editor of the Ttnuh1lrn. I. ft
for Wisconsin to attend the wedding of
The Misses McCnsrue dressmnklnir nir.
ltrs, cloaks esnecJaltr. northern
of Douglas and Slsteenth.
Mr. Lawton. for twelva vmm nit.l
clerk on the Union Pacific has been no.
pointed chief clerk ot the Omaha post-
oince, ana has commenced his new
Twenty Years Ago
The Commercial club held a big meeting
at which the council's action In nm.lnir
the ordinance giving the Omaha 3as com
pany .a rifty-year franchise waa thrashed
out. but not to conclusive results. W, F,
Welter aCtArt A ehfdrmnn In that .haaHO.
ot President Gibson. Most of tho talking
was done by attorneys. W. fl. Poppleton.
the first speaker, opposed the ordinance.
O. W. Furnas favored nntllntr tt un in
Mayor Bemls to voto. W. V. Morse fa-
vorea it. w. n. Naon thought the pub
lic spirit of the men Investing their money
it tun jjimii ougni to ue consiaerea. tr.
A. Brogan thought the Commercial club
should not express Itself one way or tho
Other, lest It nrovnk a. rlanh nt nmmr.
clal Interests. C. a Montgomery thought
me ciuo snoum either take the bull by the
hprns or drop It entirety but he, was not
sufficiently conversant with thn Inmi
to decide which was best. A lot more
talking went op. but no definite action.
Mrs. T. K. Sudborough, chairman, pre
sided at the meeting of the educational
department of the Omaha Woman's club,
wnere the question "How Is the develop
ment of a child's mind affected by the
usual conditions and ordinary discipline
of the primary school?" was discussed.
Beside Mrs. Sudborough, those present
were: Mesdames Newton. M. (Imril An.
drews, A. C. Powell, Kean, Charles Koff
man, Bryeon. Towne. t.TL Notson, Misses
McKoon, Cooper, Illckok, Fair, Smith,
MUKir, Campbell, Hamilton Letimer, Da
vis, Nevlns, Evans, Burnett.
John M. Thurston, general solicitor for
the Union Pacific, went to Denver to
argue a case for his comoinv and nn.
eral Manager Ed Dickinson left for a tour
oi me XMeorasica division of the road.
Ten Years Ago
Tho ninth scion of the dynasty of Ak-Sar-Ben
was reminded by Julius Caesar's
calendar ot the termination of his cycle
and he began forthwith in Ai
coifnts that ha might sea how the books
siooa. iney showed 10.000 cesterces In
the. stronsr box and n. ntf nr mu - ..
. w. 4,WI ftVUU
r knights and ture. Having transacted
all the king's business, th Mv.r.iirn .-
his knlghtJi trekked over to Mr. Boyd's
theater to see Charley Hoyt's Texas
nicer ao a Uttle royal bucking.
About ICO applications for ininnn. ...
letter carriers In Omaha and South
Omaha were filed with the proper parties
at the Omaha federal htilMln -.i
examinations wero being conducted, The
Beginning salary was 1720, and the age
limit down to ao.
Tho weather man promised relief from
the qold wave that had beat back on the
ahnrrH nf OmBh.' .. .
,., ,r Buln(l uByn. -rne
mercury prevailed around the 14 above
City Attorney Wright said he looked
for an early decision from the state au
preme court In th new revemiH tan-
If It did not c,ome before the Board of
jwview adjourned errors In assessments
migni wi corrected by the Board of
An Iowa farmer was causing a good
deal of nernloxltv
Omaha by Investing Indiscriminately In
""" UKinc ror. He bought
a number of lots, alvlnir
Case, and the funny thing about It was
mai me cnecks proved good. He began
his buying crusade In a bmm .i,...
he saw a gentleman with an overcoat
iw ms roncy. uts approached the
stranger with the remark ih.t k. h,.j
- . - ...... ..a imm
his overcoat and "how much for It?-
ne stranger was offended, but calmed
down and took tV) tor ft. rnat !.
ably cost MO.
People Talked About
hiker of the cause, plans to operate on
Itinerant school for training- suffragists
how in talk. Wouldn't that Jar you?
Mrs. Dan Staffler of Pan Pr.nu
cently eloped and was marri.t rv,- k.
second time In two years. Her first mar-
nse was soon annulled and she waa
later a gutet at-the wedding of her ex
husband. William Moeller. who Joined the Denver
police force recently, stanria at
seven Inches and weighs 204 pounds. He
has been successful In many different
lorms or athletics, from foot ball to
swimming, and when be!
the police force received a mark of 100.
William Hayne Leavell, who will be the
next minister tn ntitr..l. i. . r v...
terlan clergyman. His home Is at Car-
ronton. Mitt., wnere he has been success
ful In the DUlplt. He has taken rnn.M.i-.
able Interest In public affairs and Is well
Known in his state.
Judge Kenesaw Mountain ijin.n. r
Chicago, having to deal with a vendor of
lave medicine, offered leniency condi
tioned on the culprit demonstrating the
efficacy of his hair tonic on two bald
headed lawyers. "No use. Judge.' whis
pered tho faker, "heads addicted to hair
splitting nver respond to modem treat
ment'' Having- mode his spiel, the UVer
got all that was coming to him,
8eeause of its Interesting recital, an
exception la made for the following
commnalcatlon despite the fact that it
far exoeeds our usual space limit.
Inside of the Teachers' Contest.
STEnLINO. Neb., Nov. 15.-TO the Edi
tor of The Bee: I cannot rend you the
famous message, "We have met the enemy
and they are ours." that Oliver Perry
sent to Oenerat Harrison after his great
battle on Lake Eric because when we
met "the enemy" they would not keep
their promise long enough to stage a
square fight. I refer to the late contest
at the State Teachers' association.
I want to go Into the reason why the
"Insurgent" resolution was Introduced,
and, while dblng so, throw a little light
upon the workings of the "Invisible
power," or the controlling spirit in our
school affairs. There was a misunder
standing, and there Is yet In regard to
this matter, Those who fought for a
principle have been labeled Thomas men.
This fact does not worry me, as I would
rather be classed with Thomas than with
some ot those who are fighting him. The
act of dubbing the Insurgents Thomas
men makes good haltooa for the "ring
men," and withal rery pleasing to them;
but, regardless ot their claims, I want to
show the public that the movement which
hsd Its climax, for the present, at Omaha
last Friday, began to formally shape It
self Just after the announcement of the
stuffing of the enrolling list by the Lin
coln Commercial club a year ago, when
the executive committee returned over
11,000 to the club, and not, the spontan
eous combustion of the Thomas
affair, as they would have you
believe, The Thomas affair has been an
unfortunate one for these !;pedagoglcal
sluggers," as. It haa uncovered and has
lighted up the pathway the Insurgents
have been traveling the last year, and
we do not deny taking advantage of this
Incident to bring about that which we
havo been working for. The fact is wo
struck our landing sooner than we ex
pected, and I am perfectly happy over it
How did It happen that the resolution
was Introduced In the form that It was?
To be concise and to the point, tho reso
lution was the product of State Superin
tendent James E. Delsell'a pencil to sat
isfy the Insurgent forces, which were
bearing down upon him at this time with
a force, probably equal to the force
which wns brought to bear upon him
when he betrayed a friend by voting to
oust him without a hearing.
NowT let me go back to one year ago
when the association was In session and
seo what happened when Mr Delzell was
elected president and recall what may
be considered the first step of the reason
why the resolution was Introduced, that
Is, ono of the many acta of the ruling
The convention of the First district had
been called to elect, delegates for the
purpose of making nominations for the
offices, and the teachers had begun to
assemnie at the high school building to
attend the convention. Superintendent
Clark of Pawnee City, and I were visit
ing on the first floor, when one ot our
superintendent friend from the First dis
trict came up and' said, "Como on, boys.
lot's go up and beat the 'ring' out of the
delegation." We went to the convention
room, where we found our present deputy
state superintendent with a 'handful ot
written ballots and busily engaged In
distributing them to the teachers, and, aa
a matter ot course, I received one ot the
ballots. I waa Informed that It waa a
battle royal between the nbrmal schools.
with A. O. Thomas on one side, and W.
N. Delzell on the other, and never knew
any better until the nominations were
announced and found that It was brother
"Jim" Instead of brother Will that was
Our surprise came In the convention
when we found our friend a few minutes
after entering, with his sleeves rolled up
working for the "gang." I have been
Informed that his reward was a member,
ship In the Schoolmasters' club. I am not
able to vouch for the truthfulness of this
statement, but merely repeat rumored re
ports. Nevertheless, we found that con
vention of Intelligent men and women
using political methods which tho worst
ward "heelers" have discarded lonr nco.
The counting showed pretty much the
ring" sldedness of the vote, and when
the count was about half over I moved
that the "high five" be the delegates to
the convention, and the farce stopped,
and for this movo I apologised to our
worthy superintendent, as I did not know
I had inade n move against him.
The second step! Ever' time a superin
tendent or teacher dares to raise a hand
against this ruling power he Is taken In
hand by some one and honeyed enough
to make him feel better or Is taken over
entirely If his position Justifies It, ami
my case was no exception to the rule.
The following general session, in the
evening, gave them the opportunity.
While sitting In the auditorium with
others teachers waiting for th exercises
to begin. Superintendent Graham came
and asked tne, "Are you one of the
boys?" I replied, a far aa I know I J
was one of the boys. Then he Informed !
me that he would need me later on. The
announcement was made that the follow
ing were appointed tellers and asked to
come to the platform: Bodwell of flea
trice, Maya of Lincoln, two other men of
the same professional standing whose
namea I have forgotten, and Stewart of
Sterling. Now, it waa quite an honor,
I'll admit, for one of my caliber to be
lined up besides the prominent men of
the state. I Have studied Mr. Graham's
question time and again and I e no
other Interpretation of It than that the
'Invisible government" were trying to
sweeten me for what I said In the after
noon at the First district meeting. On
returning to the hotel after the general
session, I was Informed by a friend that
i inn oeen noonouDing with the wrong
gang during tho day. Yes, I had met A
O. Thorns. Frank Plfgex and a few o'h
ers. Waa there anything unusual In thts
particular action of my friend? VThe in
surgent part of the Nebraska teashers
term him th paid lackey ot the "ring."
Do I need to add two and two to get the
The next step In the move came on' the
announcement of the stuffing of the en
rolling list. The boys' conference waa In
session at Beatrice, and several superin
tendents ot southeastern Nebrtska talked
the matter over and held an experience
meeting, giving several actions of this
most famous invisible government, and
agreed to stand and fight for principle,
,"tters were Issued, asking those vhom
we though to be all right to atttnd a
meeting at Lincoln.
Superintendent Kuster of Johnson
county, and I, sent out these letters. Kus
ter writing the county superintendents.
At the Beatrice conference we thought
best not to connect the state superinten
dent (every man considered himself a
personal friend of Deliell and worked for
his recent election), with the move until
It had been formulated, eo we could ns'l ,
his support A slight mistake was made
when the letter waa sent to County
Superintendent Jackson, who carried It
to the state superintendent's office.
Knowing that the atate department had
cognizance of the meeting, and. In the
way they did, the gathering superinten
dents expected and were on the lookout
for representatives of the ring. We were
not disappointed, for two gentlemen, on
from Fremont and the other from Bea
trice, came to the Llndell hotel. These
two gentlemen being attaches of the state
superintendent' office, had a right to
be In Lincoln. They were, aa they an
nounced, attending to public business.
The conduct of these gentlemen gave
them away. One. especially, made a de
mand on me to know what I was doing In
Lincoln. The first demand not being an
wered to his satisfaction, he came to m
the second time In this way: "Stewart,
what are you doing In Lincoln, anyway?"
On this request I Informed the sentljman
that I was In Lincoln to attend a meet
ing. The next morning Superintendent
Clark of Pawnee City, and I met the two
gentlemen as they were leaving the din
ing room. They seemed to lie badly
worked up over the fact that there had
been a meeting of Nebraska teachers
and that they had not been Invltod. They
made the plea that they had been teach
ers of Nebraska for a number of years
and could not see any legitimate reason
why they should be slighted In a meeting
jik tnis one. superintendent Clark In
formed the gentlemen In a few well
chosen words that their color did not
look good and they were not of the class
or men wanted to advance our cause.
The meeting of the superintendents
(twenty In number) that night at the
i.inaeu notei terminated dirrerently
than most of the superintendent ex
pected. It resulted In a plan to bolter
our condition, to condemn any action
that tended toward "ring rule," to make
a fight for no one or aealnst anv one.
The keynoto of the meeting was, "That
proiessionai efficiency should be the sole
Standard for employment, asals-nment
promotion, demotion, dismissal and re
lease ot teachers. That the right ot
every teacher from the humblest to the
highest hould be equally recognized."
It was heralded from one end of the
state to the other that this waa an or
ganization ODDOSed to tha Rial. Tu)ian'
association, a Thomas organization, an
organization ror the benefit of Lincoln,
or an organization for the benefit of
Omaha Just a the case might help their
cause. The report came out from the
state superintendent' office that It waa a
Thomas organization for the reason that
Kuster of Johnson county did not havo
enough brains to get ur such a letter as
the one giving the Invitation to attend
the meeting. Superintendent Dalzell op
posed the organization at thl time, but
since then changed his mind. The or
ganization knowing Just what It was
doing Invited the state superintendent's
office for the second meeting and n. C,
King attonded. Why should we consult
the state department If we felt It our
duty to organize for mutual benefit?
From history we get It that the School
master' club did not.
During the session of the last legists
ture some of the county superintendents
asked that a law be passed for the re-Issuing-
of county certificates. The hear
ing before the legislative committee waa
held In' the state superintendent's office
with our present superintendent at one
end of the table, and hack of him a
unmber of educators, whose name do
not epell "Insurgehcy" In any senso ot
the word, opposing a law written in
plain simple English saying Just how a
county certificate should be Issued.
Even' teacher could understand this law.
Under this law a county superintendent
would not have to write In to the state
superintendent to find out If the cer
tificate was relssuable. In passing we
will state that this law originated tn
Johnson county and that If the state
superintendent's office will come down
with their fine comb they may find
more brains In Johnson county teachers
than they are aware of.
At the hearing before the legislative
committee fact were brought that a
city certificate had been Issued to get
support for tho city certificate measure;
that emergency certificates had run for
a period of two year. (These thing do
not happen during the present adminis
tration with due credit to our alinrln.
tendent). The fate of thl bill had been
decided before the hearing, but we went
through ao it though it had not and met
Indefinite postponement before the com
mittee, but was placed on the general
file the next day In the house, only to
loee out In the final rush of business at
the close of the session.
This bring us to the late session ot
the Teachers' association. The Thomas
dismissal had started a burnt nir flr nil
oyer the state against the normal board
" me tew wno had fought silently dur
Ing the year for our orlnelDle rnt hnav
in order to accomnllsh and brine- hsu
the moral effect desired and succeeded.
The president of the association, was
asked to give U feDreaentatlon nrf ,h
resolution .committee after being Informed
of our Intentions, and after having had
the matter under advisement for almost
an hour handed Superintendent Moritz
the resolution In order that the insur
gents might consider tt and know if it
were to their llklnr. Klrhi. ...i-
tendents met at the Paxton hotel to con
sider the resolution submitted by Mr,
Dalzell. Thl waa not a cloaarf rt-
meeting to the teachers ot th. ai.i. ..
the speaker for the "ring" said from the
platform Friday morning. We have the
recall and Invoke Its hlMufnr. it
sary. The resolution came to the as
sociation just a Superintendent Delzell
had written It. with the exception of
three minor words. This rnn,fnn ..
not directed at Mr. Delzell. There waa no
personal reflection In It at all. It waa
directed at the Invisible
caused him to voto against Mr. Thomar
He Informed me that he had written
Thomas a week before the action came
that he had stood between Thomas and
trouble for the last two years. Who was
It that demanded Thomas' resignation or
dismissal? I am positively certain that
ala not- am just a certain that the
people of Kearney, those wh ar- mn..
interested Jo the school, did not. for they
have spoken. I am more positively cer
tain that the student body did not, for
men ana women composing that student
body shed tear on account of It. Then
who In the name of heaven aa h . .
It? I demand that he atate to the public
wnere mi trouble came from. The
people of the atate have a right to know.
it me resolution will be right a year
from now it was rlcht at iha iu. r
Its Introduction by Superintendent xrnM,r
Its postponement got to show the peo
ple of Nerbaka that those in control of
tne machine have not the power of con
sciousness to do rlcht whan it la nh
The committee made an agreement and
brought It before the association, the
president, as well as every member pres
ent agreed to It. and the armn h.
came the paxUmentary rules of the
meeting. Did they stand firm for the
asieement? Yes, the president ruled one
man out or order, saying he wa going
to live up to the agreement, but put the
question of the next mover to lay nn
the tabic. The president knew that he
did not dare to give the teachers an
affirmative Vote on the resolution. livery
member preeent felt the pulse of that
hndy beat when It was read. There waa
not an insurgent present but what felt
that a great victory hsd been won for
principles and the moral side of educa
tion. In oloslng. I. as one ot the Insurgents,
wish to thank the press for the assist
ance given In this victory.,
OWEN P. STEWART,
Superintendent ot Schools.
Editorial Pen Points
Chicago Tribune: Nor is nny one sur
prised to leant that It may be several
years before n decision In reached In the
Thaw case, which, Indeed, Is one to de
light the lawyer's heart
Washington Post: An Investigative
highbrow arises to state that America Is
lione other than King Solomon's lost land
ot Ophlr: we only wish he had kept his
women's suffrago and left tho gold.
Springfield Republican: In Iowa motion
pictures are to be used to show .the public
vhat highways should be like. It Is a
good Idea; tho Impression can bo greatly
strengthened by showing what progress
Boston Transcript: The Washington
correspondents are becoming so flustered
over the approaching nuptials that w-e
expect to read any day that the new
currency bill Is cut on the' bias with 'lace
Insertions and fur trimmings.
Indianapolis News: New York spe
culators sold 140,000 cases of cold storairo
eggs to a grocer at a profit of $75,09). But
the grocer didn't mind a little thing Uko
that because he made a profit ot J2SO.00O
on them. All of which tends to show
still more definitely why tho ultimate
consumer has to do so much economizing.
New York -World: Postofflce account
ants estimated that the first year of the
parcel post system would yield a revenue
of $16,000,000; the amount will be upward
ot $30,000,000. Some anxjety Is felt about
the burden that will be put upon It by the
holiday season. Notices have been Issued
from Washington urging the people to
mall Christmas parcels early. The
people, who own the service, should heed
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He Did your fatner complain about my
sieving so late last night?
She Pn the contrary, he asked me how
I could W m. tude as to let you go away
without your breakfast Boston Tran
serlpt. "Don't you think men ought to have
tolcu Iti a political campaign?" asked
"Certainly," replied hi wife. "Ever'
glee club should have a few bass voices
In It." Washington Star.
Friend-So the editor rejected your
verses, did he?
Poetess Yes, but I got even with him.
I rejected his ron.Chlcago Post
"So you favor suffrage for women?"
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average woman would get nny more real
pleasure out of a campaign rally than the
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"That fellow Jones has become rich ,ln
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"Well, he dld."-Phlladelphla Ledger.
Once I loaned a man five dollar In ihe
confidence of youth,
For I felt by that I'd keep a loyal
Ho said he'd pay it Thursday, and X
thought he told the truth,
But that day our sweet acquaintance
. reached nn end. . ,
Twas a very sound Investment the dis
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Every Tom and Dick and Harry that I
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Do not think mn close nnd cold that this
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to mo.' ,
Once I Introduced a fellow to a maiden
For she asked me who he waa, and 1C
I would: ,
And as soon aa she had 'met him, -sir,
sho threw me overboard
Presumably to show me where I stood.
I havo never been quite sorry that sho
treated mo that way
Because it made my future actions
And now If any maiden should smile
wlnnlngly and say
"You know him! Won't you Introduce
I can nay with feeling, ".No, lri a hurry-
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I'm sorry to refuse a thing so small.
ODo not think I'm mean, you know,, that
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