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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 8, 1914.
Tun Omaha Sunday Bee.
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Iiwlght Williams, circulation manager
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Subscribe rs leavlns; the city
temporarily should ha,va The Bee
nailed to (hen. Address Trill be
cfcmBgej fie often requested.
Going to church, though, if good
is too good merely fpr a, fml.
Strange how bo amiable a rnan as
Champ Clark nurses a grudge.
Villa proposes to make every tor
elgiier In Torreoa walk Spanish.
Disasters breed heroes, Philadelphia
And martyrs, too,
tki not ba a pessimist. They will
knew then you cannot pay ypur
Perhaps howovor, Tho Hague
alW wcopsorted. Into a summer
"What Jf the Pan-American un
iwV1 wvi a corrpondoat, John
Mr. Taft says ha has turned re
farmer.' Well, there Is- need for
sanity In reform. . . .
Tf k sew r.ermattK-y ls to he.
Jwllt, bo better Jobation .couldbe had
tha. at Kearney.
That 19,000.000 levy Clovoland
ipposed on Uncle John D. must be
the staple, tx ot th tqwn.
If diplomacy consists in keeping
the mouth shut, John Llad la tho un
crowned king of the realm,
Maybe tho church, itself, Is to
blame somewhat for the (ndifforonco
cemplalned of on part of tho public.
t As showg their eageraess for tho
fcUot, Chicago wtoeu. even, toll
' tlielr right ageto when thoy register,
Many peep! will have to see the
( funeral of Tawmahy before they
take navH-h stwk la the dath notice.
Brother. re Must have reallied
Wore h. set IjlMMl? Wp as a target
that he was -geiag ta draw plenty ot
Callferala, It J, to ha hoped, will
t ovrlek the cqasfervatlon ad
4tet ot 1U Paaama-pacldc expoel-
Tammany knows Murphy Is to
j CMtlnue as boss, for Wurpby'says so.
I But, then, Manuel Insists that he Is
stilt king ot Portugal. .
Cofonel Boosorelt has shipped a
few South American rabbits to the
Katloaal museum, preserving a few
left hind feet, wo venture.
Whether she displays more Intelli
gence, tha feminine voter certainly
will mark her ballot with more
beauty and grace than the mere male
Listen, for the sound of Joshua's
voice ringing out from the din and
turbulence of tho world, "God forbid
that we should forsake the Lord to
servo other gods."
Wbll not wishing to deny Febru
ary any of Its Tights, we may be par
doned for indulging the hope that
jt will not endeavor to bring up the
average of the winter slumped by the
fall-down of preceding months.
Governor Morehead is being com
mended for his administration ot
economy, but nothing Is said about
his neglect to perform certain spe
cific duties laid upon him .'by law.
uck a' th-appei tmta t of the wage
Senator Vardaman may be the
sua to speak for the democratic
party o the negro question, but his-
tery will attest the attitude the re-
publ lewis hare uniformly pursued In
tkeWfort to secure freedom and Jus
tice far. tha asgro.
Parks and Playground!.
Tho glory ot a city, Its greatness
and Its permanence, may be sum
med up In Its sorrlco to Its citlicns.
A city that merely provides a placo
to work can never be a truly great
city, no matter how numerous Ita
Inhabitants, nor how extensive Its
commerce. Utility has Its place In
city building, and can never, be
Ignored, nor should it be subjected
to tho ornamental; neither can tho
esthetic bo entirely submerged, tfor
if it is, tho community misses the
greatest element of its opportunity.
Omaha, , in common with ' other
western cities, haB grown in its utili
tarian aspects until It might appear
that the other side of tho picture
had been forgotten. And, just as
other cities have- found it- Imperative
to do, so Omaha now finds that it
must make comprehensive provision
for the betterment ot Its livlng'con
ditions. This does not mean in tho
means of housing or transporting its
inhabitants, nor their care when
sick or disabled, although conditions
in this latter regard have not as yot
reached tho ideal; nor does it mean
that tho spiritual and mental wel
faro of Omaha's people aro not pro
It means that Omaha must- pre
pare for a complete revision ot its
provisions for pleasure grounds for
its people. Long ago, plans were
laid for the ulttmato erection ot a
system of parks and boulovflds ot
which any city rnleht be proud. Tho
framework is here, hut tho definito
and complete outllno ot tho system
remains to bo established. I
If Omaha Is to becomo a truly
great city, bettor accommodation
for its inhabitants must bo provided,
Thla betterment will bo attractive
to the sojourner, perhaps, hut Its
real bonetlts will be for those who
make tholr homes here. With thin
end in vlow, and that tho most last
ing results may ho achieved, tho Im
provement of tho city park systom
should becomo n topic of immodlato
and continuing Interest,
Coit ot Living.
Many estimates of tho cost of liv
ing according to accepted standards
of decency have boon sot forth from
tlmo to tlmo of late years, supported
by facts obtained In 'various ways,
but all open to moro or less of ques
tion. Somothlng In this' line that Is
fairly accurate ha bebhi, bhtatnod
from ft source, .that, is reasopa,y.iy a0-
nan,intln THn- hiirnau i having: In
charge the VandorblltModol.,TBO-
montn in Now xorK, wn cn are w
voted to purp.bse;iqt ho'we treatment
for tubercuIpfl.jBn.dTeany amount
to home hoail,ae.i'alj!loj
trol ot theL. 'living jtpeasee of the
(.tenants. Tha 'tqcfi and ,t)ther?WU7
plica lonute usea isminse m
tho model 'iAweraMits- &re;Iurnlshod
'from ft store in ionnb(cUe0wltfa tho
plant, &r&' atiwao.iown.vwt.
gives, fairly . accurate nowioqgo 01
nrort facts, with this result)
Rent, Including heat arid Hsht v.tO.SW
ifoou ..i, 'i r.
Clothing i;i.V,t."! .
UUfI Miilininu iiu "ll';;" " .1
MedlcaUapd surgleal sumles."...-..., "
Car fare .,..,,..
Miscellaneous , i.. .,....
Total dallv budget WW
This la tor a family of flvo, and
doos apt Include any allowance ror
fnr nnwananors. church
contributions, or anything but tho,
merest necessities for llYlng. The
comrnltteo In charge glvos as Its
opinion that on an Income ot $1,100
to $1,200. a family ot five can "Hvo
In such a way as to preserve health,
mind, character, self-respect and
proper conditions ot family life."
Recall these, facta when next you
mad ot tho workers on tho EaBt Side
where these estimates aro made-
rebelling asalnst conditions, tnot
force them to an income ot about
$C0O a year, less than halt enough
on which to Hvo decently In Now
"EMI communications corrupt
good manners," and do serious mis
chief to good names.
Your friend tells you something
very unfavorable ho has heard about
a mutual Wend. What Is your first
Impulse, what Is tho tendency ot the
averago person, to throw cold water
on the gossip or tan It Into a bigger
"Yea, thoy tell me Jones turned a
very crooked deal on Smith and that,
moreover, ho Is given to ouch tricks
and Is almost broke, anyway."
Now, you know Jones Just as well
and think as much ot him as ot this
"good friend" who Is kind enough
to bring you this evil communica
tion, hut somehow well, Jones Is
absent and his accuser present, and
It is ever so much easier to side In
and say, "Well, that was about what
I thought ot him, after all," than to
say, "I don't like to believe that ot
Jones; In fact, I won't believe It un
til I know It, and your Informant
may not have had all tho facta in
the case. I think there la another
side to it." And aa a rule, dop,'t you.
taHe the easy way, now really, don't
you? .' ;
Poor Jones. Ho la entitled jo the
doubt, and If you And your gossipy
friend really were the good friends
you pretend to be of Jones, you
would nip this accursed rumor la the
bud, at least until you took time to
satisfy yourselves as to Its veracity.
It poor Jones is down and out, and
nearly broke, it is nit tho more
reason why ho needs the sympathy
01 nis inends.
Shakespeare was right, but before
him Moses and Paul wore right, and
Moses got his law against bearing
false witness from God, where Paul
got his Ideas on tho effect of ovll
Schools and Politics.
No other topics come so close to
tho citizen of the United States as
schools and politics. Politics means
government, and government di
rectly affects every Individual living
undor our laws, whether such Indl-
Idual ho citizen or alien. Schools.
scarcely less than politics, also touch
on tho lifo of all. Therefore. It is
lnconcelvablo that a good citizen
should tako moro of an interest In
any other topic 'than In these two.
It Is tho highest duty of tho citizen
to tako an active personal Interest in
politics, bocauso this means tho for
mation of tho government and the
laws by Vfhtch it operates. Every
law, whether passed by a representa
tive body or by tho citizens directly.
must be thp result of politics In the
beat Benso of the word. If a citizen
neglects to Inform himself as to tho
Issues before tho community, tho
questions involved In any political
contest, or the character ot tho men
who aro presented for office, such a
citizen is evading a responsibility
that should bo sacred. If ho de
clares himself na without interest or
concern in politics, he In effect de
clares himself a bad citizen, not mat
er how lofty his station.
Our school system is most elabo
rately designed for tho purpose of
oponlng up the minds of our youth.
of Instructing them In the fundamen
tals or citizenship, and for develop
ing their intellectual powora to a
point where thoy can bo reltod upon
for Indepondent thought and self-
guldanco In any emergency. Tho
greatest service, that can bq accom
plished by the public schools is to
train boys and girls so that they will
become efficient citizens, and effi
ciency in citizenship moans capacity
for understanding and participating
It a community la badly govornod
It Is because Its citizenship has failed
at aome point. Thcso truisms aro
repeated hero to remind some who
are pursuing fallacies that responsU
blllty for government under our In
stitutions rests with the people
. Air Jlights Around tho World.
Much of speculation has followed
tho announcement, of a, proposed
raco for airmen around the world.
but not more than followed the
short announcement a fow years ago
that the secret ot flight In a heavier
than-alr machine hnd been dlscovr
orcd. Tho aeroplane has established
Itself as a factor In llfo, and Its use
fulness Is being dally oxtondod. On.e
day during tho weok a German avia
tor otayed aloft for longer than four
teen consocutlve hours, keeping his
machine In continuous motion.
Flights with passengers aro too com
mon to note longer, upsldo down
flights scarcely excite a thrill, and
other fanciful achievements ot tha
blrdmon aro accepted as a mattor ot
course; Bo, why not fly around tho
world? It sooms to bo only a mat
ter ot a machine that-will hold to
gether, and supply stations -for the
renewal ot motor fuel.
A Problem for All.
If there Is ono need and problem
so big, $o urgent as to challenge at
onco the altruism ot all our philan
thropies combined, It Is the case ot
tho fallen woman.
In the national capital hundreds ot
them,, by a single act of congress, are
turned looso upon tho ' streets amid
the applause of multitudes .over the
land. And why do thoy applaud?
DecauBe, unthinking, -they imagine,
any headway has been made toward
effacing this age-old, ecar from tho
body politic, toward solving this an
cient, yet eyer-new, problem of tho
so-called "social evil?"
Nothing Is effaced, nothing solved.
Tho great mistake wo make is this,
believing that closing certain houses
by civil statute cures certain funda
mental social diseases. The women
aro waifs now, but still human, still
redeemable, If there be force in that
doctrine that "I came to call, not the
righteous, but sinners, to repen
tance." Strange the followers of
Jeaus. have not in all these 2,0 QQ
ycara either caught Ills vision or
overtaken His method ot dealing with
the scarlet woman.
"Do any ot theso. men havo the
temerity to condemn thee,' daugh
ter?" Ho gently asked.
"No, Master, they do not; they
probably know better, at leaBt have
not, as you say, the temerity to do
"And neither do I condemn thee.
Go and sin no more."
And the Magdalene,' like Rahab of
old, became an Instrument for great
service. She was redeemable, ac
cording to- that doctrine, but. no more
so than the mtljtons of her erring
litters since. No mo're.so than tho
hundreds shunted out of their houses
In Washington, Omaha or elsewhere,
onto frowning, forbidding worhl,
making the fatal mistake by inipjj.
cation, that though the Individual la
not subject to redemption, the sya.
tern ot which she is a part and prey
Is curable by such a specious remedy.
This, wo say, Is a problem chal
lenging the altruism ot ovcry Amer
ican philanthropy. The finger ot
tho Compassionate writes the sen
tence of guilt in the sand white un-
'der tho smug contumely of tho
sterner of the guilty, tho weaker
wends her way, whither sho knows
not, and ho, evidently, cares not.
Some day wo shall ho honest with
ourselves on this crucial question and
admit by our actions, if there is faith
enough'Jeft in the practical operation
of tho divine law, that wo have been
hoodwinking ourselves In dealing
thus with this human problem and
that the only thing to do is, to addrein
our efforts of reform and redemption,
not to tl6 system by civil law, but to
tho Individual by another law.
Protecting' the Alien.
Mr. Taft raakos an unanswerable
plea In the Independent for a federal
law protecting the lives and property
of aliens In tho United States, who
so often fall into the hands ot sense
less anil lawless mobs. When presi
dent, Mr, Taft urgod in vain tho en
actment of such a law. It Is to bo
hoped his renewed appeal will arouse
public seritlment and evoke co-oper
ation by President Wilson, resulting
Against the enactment ot such a
law there Is no argument, for it
thoxo Is every demand ot justice and
decency, In many cities mobs havo
perpetrated cruelties upon aliens.
Innocent and otherwise, to their hurt
and our government's injury, for
with no federal statute to punish,
such depredations, we aro unable
with sweet words, and even money
lndomnlty, to reconcile the countries
from which these Bufforers come.
Wo need the law, therefore, first as
a Just protection to forelgh-born res
idents not yet citizens, and second,
to rocover and hold somo of the
friendship and prestige lopt abroad
by tho mischief ot theso mobs. Con-
'greas has no right to defer action.
America's Influence in China.
When President Wilson sought to
enlist John It. Mott In the diplomatic
servlco of his country, he hit upon a
man who Is ea.ld to know moro ot
China and wlold a wider Influence
among tho Chinese than any other
American. Mr. Mott has spent ycara
In China as a missionary leader. Tho
president also offered another min
isterial post to another prominent
missionary, only to learn, as In tho
caso of Mott, that ho could not afford
to turn: asldo even for tho high of
flco of diplomacy.
Men regardless of tholr religious
views, bo longer question the wisdom
and virtue of missionary influonce
nbrohdr provided thoy have an Intel
ligent conception ot tho subject!
Looking: at It merely from tho stand
point ot American governmental
ldools, or tho less exalted viewpoint
ot commercial aggression, tho factB
aro that both have followed tho mis
sionary across the trackless seas and
Into the, remote fastnesses of many
dtstant lands. It no longer excites
comment when millionaire buslnoBg
men, who, like R. A. Long, the
Kansas City lumberman a church
man also igivo outright $1,000,000
for the cuuso of foreign missions.
They aro investing money in tho ex
tension of tho gospel, yes, and tho
propagating' of representative gov
ernment, practical domacracy.
Lot us. see. Says tho Shanghai
correspondont of tho London Dally
Chronicle, "American Influence in
China Is growing by leaps and
bounds; American shrewdness has
outmaneuvered the statesmen of
Japan, Groat Britain and Russia,"
and first and foremost among the
Americans wielding this Influence he
places "the American missionary," It
Is a familiar fact to those following
tho trend of events. It waa upon the
urgent appeal of missionary forces
that our nation refused to hold up
China tor tho blood -money as In
demnity for the Boxer depredations.
Wise men havo pronounced that
one of tho greatest strokes ot
diplomacy, as well as rlghtecus
practice, ever dealt. Bee the trains
of young Chinese educated as a re
sult In American schools and Ameri
can ideals going back to Implant
thcso In China.
Truly, America found its way Into
the confidence and esteem of China
through China's heart. The rest Is
comparatively easy, Ot courso our
Influence surpasses that ot any othor
nation there. And who can fathom
the ultimate meaning ot it?
The city council ot Kansas City
has turned a deat ear to the over
whelming demand for tho removal
of seven saloons from Westport, a
prominent outlying residence sec
tion. In St Paul two police offi
cers, heavily plastered with charges
of accepting bribes from resort keep
ers,' are acquittod In court But you
bet the newspapers ot those two clt-.
les aro not advertising their towns
abroad as tho worst In the country,
Sensible folk; unaffected by political
blackwash and hysteria, realize that
all municipalities alike have their
Hot Hun for liabby,
A Judge, In Denver decided that a wife
could not be held for forgery it h
signed her husband's name to checks and
drew the money from a bank where he
had funds. It may be merely coini
cldental that women, vote In Donver
r , his)ay in Omaha3
. tannin rox ate mis
Thirty Years Ago
Two additional letter carriers to the
Omaha postotftco raako the total now
fourteen, and the list as follows: O. L.
Qrecn. J. 11. Tebblns. K. It. Overall, A.
Peterson, J. Mlchal, J. C. rarklns, J.
Jablesnek, Benjamin Fulton, C It, Kluff.
L, -a Hole. J. It. Pats. Qeorse Hoffman,
B. B. Trapp, C. E. Brunner and O. N.
Thd medal given at the. roller rink went
to Sherman Canfleld. having been won
twlco by C. II. Gratton, and must be car
ried off In throe successive contests to be
come -of permanent possession.
Mr.. Frank 8, Dickey of McConnellsvlle,
Q., Is In. Omaha, the guest of Dr. C. Wil
son. 3r. and Mrs. J. J. Dickey and Mlea
Mamie Shears left for tho Sandwich is
lands, Dutrene 4; Mendolsbon havo prepared
drawing for a new. bulldlns for the Union
Pacific tq house 1U officers and leave the
( BY GRAVY! TfilS'LL
PUT OMAHA ON
old building exclusively for the use of
tho clerks. The estimated cost la about
Mr. and lira. Fred Nye left for Wash
ington, D, C,
A letfqr from John and JUchard "With
ncll and their daughters, tells of the
good tlm. they aro having, and that they
will go to Cuba, returning by way of
Twenty Years Ago-
Some 300 men rathernd In Pnttrsnn
uaii 10 near wnai Kugene v. ueba had
to eay In advice to Union Pad fin em
ployes. Tho burden of his counsel was
"stand tocether. now nnd ever." Mr.
Debs said many strikes were Ill-advised,
because a strike often placed & work
roan In a position where he had to chose
between loyalty to his family and his or
Harry P. Whltmoro. received a. taleirrnm
announcing the death of his brother. K.
E. Whltmoro, for somo years a resident
or Omaha and treasurer of Boyd's opera
house. Ho was tho founder of the Omaha
lodco Of Elks and a charter mnmhnr
A. J. VlerJlng arid W., M. Dodge left
tor Hoston as delegate from the Omaha
Builders and Traders exchnnirn. tn
the national convention of buUders.
vujichuc ui. uuaioroa J..1U. is art n went
id nui noma n voiumnus. ror tno week
Vt'. E. Tteed of Madlsori. law mrin.r
or senator -v. v. Allen, was In tho .pity
lra. Barbara Herold. .te. MM nt
oy uvq ennqren, an residing in Omaha,
Ten Years Ago
"War rumbra from tho far. east had th
effect of inflating cratn nrlces.
Ing- to S. A. McWorter and other members
oi tne uiaaua Uratn exchange.
Andrew J. McCuno. 201s rumim. ,trs.i
died at tho aire of 78. hnvlmr tin
forty-ono yoara of his life in Omaha. For
part of that tlmo ho waa engaged In the
dairy business and waa later ldenttfinA
with, tho Douglas house.
John 8. Weltxcl. neneral trulnht nonf
hero for the Illinois Central, and Miss
Maw Her. daughter of P. H. Her.
united, in marriage.
John Becan rtvan. lnno-Hm rmii.
newspaper- man. waa heard from .Hirmirh
Engineer Benxenburg, one. of tho water
worns appraisers, wna ftaa come from
Cincinnati, where Colonel Ryan waa
working on tha Commercial Tribune, bal
ancing In his mind the advisability of
staying by the weekly payroll there or
golns out to Wyoming, where he had
Rumor swelled un with th Infumniinn
that the "young members" of the Omaha
club were talking ot a secession with a
vlow ot building an exclusive club house
for themselves and showing the older
onranlzatlon a few fanv trlMra nhnn
running such an Institution. The older
heads wera nurxulnir the renllA and dlir.
nlflcd policy ot "watchful waiting."
It's all right to look ahead, but don't
bo too previous.
Many a man's popularity begins, and
ends with himself.
Between happiness and misery the
average man makes his own percentage.
Tha good deeds ot many a man could
be carved on the tombstone of a canary
The office that seeks the man gener
ally stacks up against a pretty good
We all havo some good tn us, hut
sometimes it takes a lot of coaxing to
bring It out.
Tact is sometimes merely the art of
seeming to be Interested in other peo
Make the moat of yourself If. you don't
want some other fellow to make the
most of you.
When a girl once gets the reputation
of being vivacious, aha seems to think.
she has to giggle her way through life.
The only people wbo can afford to be
perfectly frank are those who don't c-ara
whether they have any friends or not.
Don't try to drown your sorrows un
less you have taken the precaution of
tying a stone around the neck of each
one.-Nw York Times,
Vacation Mlsntr Scarce.
Government employment used to be re
garded a.x easier than, private employ
ment; but a time may not b far dlsUnt
when even a member of congress will
regard himself as lucky if he gets two
weeks' vacation during the year.
Iteicalar Dlvtdenda, Ebf
A Boston statistician haa figured that
woman's value la twice that of a, man,
and it might be added that she usually
draws lntereit on the full assessment
People and Events
As a si En 'of unnronehlnir snrlncr the
need catalogue shoos the robin oft the
Bualnosa haa reachftl aush a stage ot
depression in Now York that crooka are
driven to steal bronze bald caglr from
statuet and sell them as Junk,
pasttrn suffragists have put the stamp
ot approval on the furiana, a n?w dance,
in which the woman Is neither "led nor
carrlel by the mart." Equal rig his could
harJIr go further without ripping a sus
The black men wrrn 1uat aa brava as
the whites when the steamer Monroe
went to the bottom oft the Virginia
capes. The color line cuts no Ice when
hfr?H are hi the making and death rides
Mayp'r Sylvester, Washington's chief
ot poljcef Urges the appointment of
women, to the police force. There, has
been a surprising lack of novelty at the
national capital 'for months past, and
the town Is ripe for more attractive
pf course, tho holdovers of federal Jobs
hereabouts will welcomo the news of an
early distribution of plo to the famishing
faithful. Only a lofty sense of duty to
their country prompts their reluctant
hands to reach for stipends beyond the
term period. '
When a woman wills she wins, or
wordj to, that; effect, As, a result ot a
woman's crusade pushed right up---tp the
powers that be thre women, Including
the agitator, have been appointed In
spectors In the bureau ot tire prevention
In New York Qitr.
Peaje Is so securely hooked to the
furled banners of Mars' that Major Will
iam Hoffman, U. S. A., retired, adver
tles In the Army and Navy Register the
completion ot a handy volume on the
science and strategy of draw poker. The
work is Presumed to be tha ma.ior'a ban
effort, the result, doubtless, of wide ex
perience ana keen observation.
Messenger bpys frequently get a peep
Into the gardens of romance, hut rarely
linger lnsdo the gate, Sylvanus Gray
of Dunham, N, a. Is an exception. He
carried a message to Miss Lula Johnson
and was smitten on the spot Bo waa
i.uia. a row oays later they were mar
ried. They separated, airreeinn: to keen
the affair a secret for awhile, Flvo
monms later .tno bride del suddenly at
her home, leaving her messenger boy
husband sola help to a fortune qf J300,00a
King Jfannel'a renunciation of tho
throne of Portugal, from which ho was
bounced, has been made nubile aa a nar
of the contract of roarrjage Into a branch
oi me pnenoiern family, together
with tho withdrawal of the 150.000 Annual
allowance from the privato purse, of ICng
ueorgo ot England, For the present at
least tha exiled kl'ng will not be obliged
to liUstlo for Work, the nrlnpns nnnr.
having an abundance for th? legltlmata
needj of a son-ln-Iaw. The pathos of
the deal, however, touches the amhlflmi,,
soul of Anita Stewart, the American
holress whose millions recouped the wan
ing rortunes or the Braganxa family,
but bars her from tha titln nf "m,Mn'i
because she Is not of royal descent.
MTJITLED KNOCKS. !
Ope-half the world wonders how th
other half can afford automobiles.
Lovo may bo blind, but It should re
member that opera, glasses are pheap.
If all the young doctors were as wise
as they lopk, poor old" Castor Oil would
hayo to curl up and. croak.
You can't tell how much a. man is worth
by tho way ho inhales his. soup and
shovels his food arqund with. his knife.
xou may imagine a princess In front of
mirror Is the blctrcst fool on rnrih
but you should see a pretty man doll
A woman doesn't mind letting her hus
band act bossy when they are on tha
street because she knows he'll get his
when they get home.
Every now and then a man la tarred
by the discovery, (hat some guy whose
credit Isn't worth a nickel with Mm can
ko ifO a oaruc ana get io,iw on a note.
When a boy asks his father a nucstlon
about his studies, father begins to n-
dlgnate about the fool stuff they (each
In the schools theso days. But the truth
Is that father can't answer the question.
wnen were are lour small children in
a family and another una rAmea nlnnir
the neighbor women glare at father and
act as though he had been caught steal-.
ing mux rrom a nnna baby.
When a man meets a Dlumn trlrl who
Is wearing her waist open half way down
in rront tne man tries to ba honest, but
It s mighty hard to keep looking her
in the eye all the time he is talklnir to
her. Cincinnati Enquirer.
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SECULAR SHOTS AT PULPIT.
Boston Transcript: Rev. O. P. Glfford .
says that Boston has lit different kinds i
of religion. Exclusive of hero worship, I
ancestor worship and worship ot 'tho '
Houston Post: A St. Louis minister .
says V5 a week Is tho smallest salary; '
upon which a man may support awifo'j'
and five children. Ho may support them
with that, but they will never be elected. J
Philadelphia Ledger: Religion as well '
as politics makes strange bedfellows, The i
Young Men's Christian association in j.
China, lining up in opposition against
Yuan Shal Kal's threatened support of '
Confucianism, is being aided and abetted
not by Protestant and Catholic Christian
workers only, but by Shinto priests,
Moslem preachers aid Taolst mission
aries. Boston Post: Rev. J. E. Crowther of New
York, in his closing address at the "ertlcl- j
ency conference" of the Methodist Epls- j
copal churchmen, at People's temple, I
declared that the custom ot passing tha j
plato In church must go, and expressed 1
the hope that he would see the day when j
tho plate la no longer passed. Ho sold, i
In part: "Tho church money should, bo t
collected by means of a house-to-housq '
canvass and by placing boxen at the
church doors, but not by shoving tho '
plate under the noses ot tho brethren. ;
You can never get money out ot people
by appealing In this begging manner. .
Under the plate-passing system the '
ushers stalk down the aisle In a stately ,
manner, and line up at tho altar o.b if
tbey had brought something worth while, ;
and the pastor asks God's blessing on tho '
offering. But what Is there In the plate j
to be thankful for? Nothing but a lot ot j
nickels and coppers and a few ten-cent j
pieces, theso last having been put In by j
people who could not change a dime. No, I
a better system than this la needed. Just -because
we are religious Is no reason we !
should be stupid." ' '
This penitentiary Is not properly con- I
ducted," said the prisoner. (
"I know It." said the warden. "You'll
only buvo. to stay hero a tew years. But.
I'll probably bo hanging around the rest
ot my life' Washington Star. ' I
."Hfv'a the bravest man 1 know. He's, i
not afraid of anyone In the world.' .
"What's the reason? Isn't ho marrlod?"
Detroit Free Press..
"Tho Venus of Mllo would never havo
''nlnaii in the crv nf votes for women.'". "
"Because she was too Well satisfied.
"Oh. not that. Sho never would be
able to tako things Into her own hands."
Baltimore American. ;
"I could take you right now to a book- 'j
maker who conducts his business so
openly that he even advertises It, and tho. I
polite never disturb him." 1
"Is he an Influential politician?"
"No: he's a publisher." Baltimore .
"Dpn't you think you. ought to bo more i
wide-awake about' tho' medicine' you are j
Introducing?" . - i
"To bo wide-awako about it would queer
.the wholo business. It Is a euro tor !
Insomnia." Boston Transcript'. -.
"Of course you havo made Rome prom- .
lse you didn't keep."
"Yes," replied Senator 8orghnv "Rut
I never yet broke a promlso to a .man i -without
giving him a better one In Its
stead." Washington Star. '
Officer Tho magistrate will glve-aH'of'
you a hearing In the morning. " '
Prisoner He can't give '"a 'hearing' to i
Bill Jones- ,
Officerr-Vhy can't .he?,,
Prisoner Because BIH'h ben stone deat-;
for the last' ten years. Balttmora 'Ameri- r
can. . .- -, . . i-.r-: '
Church Ushor (on "Chureh-Golng'Sun-
day") Where would you like to-Elr, air?, y
Prosperous-Looking Stranger Why -ji;
eif-r about the fourth row, center, and .
an afsjo. seat, please. Judge. ' '
JUST AS YOU ARE.
Nnthanlc.1 Ferguson', ( . "
Just aa yon are, rio change for trie.
I like the faults that others see.
Wo don't pretend
That llfo is much beside, a dream '
And thlnss aro not tha way they aeemj- ' "
' -A 1 . "
Just as ypu are. dq not, ask
I only want to see tho task - " -
That tries you so;
And aid you In it to tho last.
And ward front ypu life's tempest blast
Just as you are; change not your voloe,
Nor yet your smile, '
Bpth make me constantly rejoice,
Linger a while' '
And let me see again those eyes
That make me strong to silence sghs.
To your virtue I would not add!
Yours doth suffice,
Example fair to make all glad,
At any price,
I'll try to emulate your grace,
In your heart find my resting place.
I'd chance you not; to Time leave all,-
Too soon, alas.
The stage be dark, tho curtain fall,
The actors pasa,
And I will know, to my distress,
Not e'en your faults can I possess.
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