Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 14, 1914, Page 8, Image 8
THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 11)14. TBE OMAHA DAILY BEE FOUNDED BY BDWAUD HOaBVVATBIt. V1CTOII KOSF.WATER, KDITOIl. UEB BflLDINQ, FAKNAM AND 1TTH. Entere-l at Omaha poitotflce m second class matter, , TERMS OP 8U1J8CBIPT10N8. Punfiay one year ... Saturday Bee, one year I.w Ially Bee. without Sunday, one year.. 4.00 Dally Pea and Sunday, one year 6.00 1IBL.IVUBEU BY CARRIER. " Evening and Sunday Bee, per month.. 0a Evening, without Bumiay. per month.. &c Dally Uee, Including Sunday, per mo..6Sc .Dally Bee. without Sunday, per month. jc Address all complaints of Irregularities In deliveries to City Circulation Dept. BKM1TTANCB. Remit by draft, express or postal order, payable to The Bee Publishing company. Only S-cent stamps received In payment of small accounts. I'ersonal checks, ex cept on Omaha and eastern exchanges, not accepted. OFFICES. Omaha Tha J3ee Building. Foutfc Omaha MIS N Street. Council Bluffs-11 North Main Street Uncoln-K Uttto Building. Chicago 901 Hearst Building. New York-Room HWi. 2S Fifth Avenue, St. Louls-403 New Bank of Commerce. Wshlngton-to Fourteenth St N. W. CORIIESPONDKNCE. Communications relating to news and editorial matter should ha addressed Omaiir. Bee, Editorial Department JANUARY CIRCULATION. 50,542 State of Nebraska, Count of Douglas, ss.: Dwlght Williams, circulation manager of Tne Bee Publishing company, being duly sworn, says that the average dally circulation for the month of January, 1914. was 00.512. DWIQHT WIMJAM8. Circulation Manager. Bubscrlbed In my presencn anJ sworn to neioro me tnis ra aar or ieoruarr, m. (Seal.) Notary Public. Subscribe tearing the city tem porarily shoald Jmvo Tbo Hoe mailed to them. Address Trill ba changed as often n reqaasted. All roads are good when tho snow la deep enough. Japan BcomB to havo about all tho Tar It wants right at home. Tho main question Is, however, Why was that last Issue of water bonds ever sold? Now that ICQ, 000 women have registered In Chicago, Mayor Harrt son is violently In favor of equal suf frago. If Jock ninns' brldo Is shrewd Bhe wllj learn his wireloss codo so as to Intercept Jack with hor "8, O. S." late at night. More and more do folks soo tho difficulty of maintaining a fat "pork barrel" and strong navy at ono and the same time. wnen taey go to snooting our Mtenanta In Mexico Jt is time to watch and wait with more than, ordi nary vigilance. If John Lind were In certain east em lands his safoty would ho assured on the basis of tho boliet in tho banc tity of the Sphinx. one would gather from what ho y that. Uncle Joe Cannon really does not care a .great deal for the present administration. Some other man may yet filch Jim haratewls' toga away from him. but Who steals his toga steals trash, as compared with his pink 'una. A former chicken thief, after get ting rich, reimburses, the owner of a hen roost he used to visit, showing that wealth does not spoil all mon. Steamer Ashore On the Peaked mil Headline. First vessel to climb, a mountain lace Noah's goei ship lit on Ararat. U fe too bait that in real llfo duel MtWM 9ificrs of the law and pro feMiofi albumen do sot always como out the right way. as in the movies. If Cleveland succeeds in making Mr. Rockefeller pay that $12,000,000 tax It might h able to worry along for a while without ita-4-cent street car fare. Should Be Reheard, All who aro concerned in any wn in tho protection of elections from sinister Influences will Join in the wish that an early effort ba made to secure from tho supremo court a re hearing of tho Williams case, which was appealed from the Douglas county court, and In which tho su premo court reversed tho decision of Judge English. Under tho law the governor of Ne braska Is clothed with control of elections In Douglas county; no other county in tho state is affected by tho peculiar measure. The provision of the law do not oven require that tho election commissioner bo a rest dent of Douglas county at the tlmo of his appointment This is only ono of tho objectionable features of the statute. The fact that It makes every voter in the county nn object of sus picion is another, But the effect of tho Inw on tho foreign-born voter Is especially dras tic. As administered, it operates to disfranchise men who have been good citizens, who havo hold public office, and who havo generally been prom inent and usoful In public and pri vate life for many years. These mon rolled on tho decision of tho United States supreme court in tho lloyd case, but this rule was overturned by tho BUprcmo court of Nebraskn In tho Williams case. Worst feature of all, perhaps, li that tho law, as Interpreted now, leaves tho fina' fato of the foreign- born voter to tho unrecorded decision of a .commissioner from whom there Is no appeal, This In more power than Is possessed by tho supremo court itself, nnd Is too much power for any man to havo. Speeding Up Justice. It Is a fine thing whon Judges on the bench reallzo tho need of expe diting Justlco and exert honest ef forts toward it, as the Chicago su perior court Judges aro said to htivo done. They have formed a Judicial council, with rulos calculated to rid tho procoduro of all unnecessary red- tapo, facilitating it as far as possible compatible with tho ends of Justlco. There may bo some things oven lit court procedure which Judges cannot avoid or control, but not so many as usually appear. It they oxerctso all tho power thoy havo to hold overy Issue down to the constitutional guar anty of "a fair, speedy nnd impartial trial," thero will bo llttlo fault to find with tho limitation of their power. Now, whon tho Chicago Judges per- nuado the lawyers to co-oporuto with them in this effort to socuro expedi tious Justlco wo shall have a still nioro Interesting situation. ' The teems UHra-violot rays having been sue- cwfully used to firo torpedoes, war takes on a new terror. Science may f yet accomplish more for peace than many meetings at The Hague. Can it Be Done, ? Wilson-Bryan dictatorship to havo succeeded without much effort in eliminating Tom Tatf- Bart from tho Indiana senatorial con test, but Is apparently mooting with difficulty In getting Roger Sullivan out of tho way In Illinois. Sullivan says, "It can't be dono. Like hltf good frjend, Murphy, In Now Yprk, ho Insists that he la there to stay; that when he tossed his hat into tho ring ho did bo 'In full control of his senses and doubtless his resources un derstanding all about what to expoct from Washington. Up to tho time of his recent visit to the national cap Ital he may have had eorno hazy Idea that In vlow of his holp at Baltimore he might expect, If not the aid, at least not tho antagonism, of tho ad ministration power, but If so, ho has had amplo occasion for ridding hlni self of the doluslon. So, In tho terms of the game, It is n go, bo far as Roger Is concerned. He expects the opposition of the pres ident and his premier, and in laying out his campaign on state-wido dt I mansions is making full allowance for it. Is It possible for him to win; What ir a democrat so blacklisted should succeed in breaking down tbo barriers against him and beating hla way Into tho (senate? I I . f T 1 , TPX in Omaha coMpitro rsoM sre nits In Other Lands i r- FEimUARl' I t. Thirty Years Ago A brilliant wedding In Trinity cathedral United Lieutenant Ouy Howard nnd Miss Jeannlo Woolworth. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Woolworth, tho ceremony be ing pronounced by Bishop Clarkson, as sisted by Dcnn MillspnuKli. In the bridal party were: Lieutenant Treat, Lieutenant Coffin, Lieutenant Do Drusey, Lieuten ant Orehhlr. Miss Milter of Brooklyn and tho Misses Ross, Richardson and Millard. Tho John M. Thurston hose company ball In C'rounsc's hall attracted ISO coupled. Tho committee of arrangements In charge was Charles A. Halter, F. H. Mnlrome, W. P. Sessions, P. Noonan, Joeph Vnndcrford, James Trayner, T Collins, John Simpson, James O'Brien. George Cott, "William Cott and James Donnelly. County Judge A. M. Chadwlck dropped dead on tho street, nt the corner of Seven teenth and Capitol nvenuo on his way to attend a wedding. He had Just entered upon a new term of offlr to which ho had been elected without opposition. James D. fltney, chief clerk of the Rail way mall service, has resigned, and Is to bo succeeded by A. W. Griffin. Superin tendent James 15. White came over from Chicago to arrange for the transfer. Mrs. A. f. Hobble waa called to Syra cuse, N. V.. by the Illness of her daugh ter, Mrs. A. P. Potter. Sho was nccom panled by her son, Charles W. Hobble. Julius Meyer Is" bnck from Paris, where ho went In charge of n party of Winne bago Indians for exhibition at the World's fair. He brought with him his mother, which now makes tho Meyer family here complete. Twenty Years Ago It became known that tho employes of the Union Pacific affected by the cut In wages had determined to follow tho receivers from' court to court In' tholr effort to secure a restoration of their wages. Chauncey Olcott, tho actor, fell Into a sociable mood at the Millard and re lated a story of life In Montana. In which ha said ho knew a man out thero who looked on the sunny side of llfo even from a hospital window.' Jim McCoy of St. Paul found HI An drews of Omaha easy picking, putting him out lit thrco rounds. Jimmy Lind say and Jack Gorman sparred thrco rounds as a preliminary. Jules Lumbard sang' several solos at Masonlo hall, where C. P. Halllgan lectured on Wendell Phillips under the auspices of the Eastern Star. Martin Meyer, manager of the Ne braska Shirt company, returned from the cast, where ho had been on business. A. B. Hunt of tho American Water Works company, left for the west to be gone, ten days or two weeks. Mrs. John R. Shaw left for Eanford, Flo., to Join hor husband, who wis spending tho winter there. Word was received from Chicago that Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Evans of Omaha had reached that city enrouto homo from their winter outing at tho Ponce de Leon at St. Augustine, Flo. Ten Years Ago Leo G. Krats's efforts at organising a b'g eholr for Kountzo Memorial Lutheran church showed final success' when tho singers appeared for tho morning service, and better yet when they began to sing. William Grlgor's bass solo, "Ashamed of Jesus," was a feature. Dennis Kllllgrew, well known through out tho west as superintendent for Ma honey Bros., contractors, and a close personal and political frUnd of William Lorlmer of Chicago, spent the day in tho city. Rev. Mr. Ostrom preached the conclud ing sermon of his series In which West minster ' Presbyterian, First .Baptist, Hanscom Park Methodist and 8t Mary's Avenue Congregational churches co-operated, at the last named church. Rev, Vernon Moore, p. p., pastor of Westmin ster, announced' tnat In view of the ex cellent results of the meetings It had been decided to have tho four pastors of theso churches continue them for at least one mpro week, Frqm 3 to 16 above the mercury ranged throughout tho day, The bur news of tho day coming Into The Bee ofWce over tho wires was the announcement of tho physicians that Sen ator Mark Hsnna must die, his condition being utterly hopeless, Drs. lUxsy. Osier and Carter mado the announcement. Bishop William A, Quayle, a man of advanced years, ripe with wisdom and experience, saya.: "I do not ex pect women, even whon they vote, to revolutionize politics." Modlll Mc Cormlck, whoso record goes back to the plonetf days of bull mbosolsm, exclaims: "Before thoy havo ever voted, the women of Chicago have begun to revolutionize politics." It k evident that Bishop Quayle does not know what he is talking about According to the Qlobe-Democrat, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., after spend ing nine hours in St. Louis, unquall fledly put hU stamp of approve Upon St. Louis buor as the babt beer made, beer being his "favorite bev rge," In addition to this valuable tribute to SU Louis' chief Industry. It is a matter of great concern to the country to be sot at ease as to the young man'o "favorite beverage." Mr. Carnegie gives an additional 13,000,000 to abolish war, the United States votes larger sums for battleships and land forces, prepar ing to augment the latter to 500,000, and the Swedish, nation clamoring for aggressivo war policies forces an opposing cabinet put of office. All of which, together with current do ings In Mexico, HalU and a fow othor lllrbeb&ved countries, show the eel eity of Mr, Carnegie's abolition Crane's Philanthropy, It is hard to advance tho line of human progress by puahlug on thoso In tho rear instead of leading out tbo vanguard. While, therefore, works of mercy must always bo dono, philanthropy that tends to roward tho laggards or encourage failure or Inefficiency, Is of such character as to Tequlre tho most masterful admin Istration to avoid worse conditions than those It seeks to relievo. If the late Charles H, Crane'a ben efactlon of $1,000,000 for the pro vision of a colony of homes for de serted wives and Indigent widows with children is to result In a net amelioration, It must be adminis tered more skillfully than most of such philanthropies have been. It would, of course, be disastrous to the purposes of the benefactor If It operated so as to place n premium on wlfe-desertfon. Kven thus early In the llfo of the widows' pension project a serious obstacle to tho suc cess of an apparently Ideal plan of human weal has arisen, auggeatlvo of the wisdom required In the promotion of all such nobly-Inspired plans of allevlatlou. People and Events . Before . finally condemning "the trend of tbo times," though,' we should Insist on soma testimony be sldo that of Joseph Weldon Bailey that It was aJU to tho bad. Just to show Jiow things are coming woman's way It Is worth noting that n Cleveland Judge sentenced a man to take hla wlfo to a moving picture show. Former Judge ArchbolJ of tho com merce court, recently Impeached, has re sumed legal practice in Pennsylvania and has Just scored his first victory In court. The trial of the Western Fuel company at San Francisco, on the charge of con spiracy, has passed tho thirty-fifth court day and the end la not In sight. Tho cost of tho trial to both aides la estimated at 150.000. of which the lawyer will take four-fifths. The famous armor collection of William Henry Rlggs, consisting of 2.E00 plocea and said to be the finest in the world, has been given outright to the Metropol itan Museum of Art, according to an nouueemont made by the museum director In New York. To study tho methods of the Young Women's Christian association training schools in this country the Uaronees Olga Mcyendorff of Russia tins arrived In New York. Sho Is staying at the Young Wo men's Christian Association National Hoard Training school. The ltockcfvller family In America Is descended from John Rockefeller, who was born In Germany in 16JI. Hla sou, Johann Peter Rockefeller, was tho first Pf tho family to emigrate to America, settling In New Jersey near the close of the seventoonth century. Mrs. Arthur Dodge and Miss Minnie Rronton, "antls," have been down to tho Carolina to talk against suffrage, nnd Miss Jana Addirtni, Mrs. Carrla Chapman Catt and others am expected, to talk for It at Atlanta. So the south teama to be Uie battle ground and the outcome will bo awaited with interest by the rest of the country. Frederick Ruritnxham. the cceentrio Rngllrh Journalist, who descended Vesu lue to get motion pictures of the bot tomless pit, says that the danger U greatly exaggerated. There are, to, be sure, three perpendicular drops of thirty foct or bo, but with tho rope there is little risk for anyone who docs not suf fer with giddiness. Unmt Abrond. Political and social volcanoes are blow ing off surplus steam in various parts of the old world. Labor trouble persist in Great Britain, vielng with political ran cor as a source of irritation and anxiety. In Germany and Relgtum aoclallsm is & growing clement of dlsturbanco to the po litical powers in control, Intensified In Germany by military aggression, and In Belgium by the Inaction of the ministry In fulfilling pledges of electoral and so cial reforms. For tha moment oyndlcal Ism is quiescent In France, awaiting, It Is said, a fcrornble opportunity for a general strike for better wages In the government service and In other lines of organized labor. Tho resignation of the Ptaaf ministry of .Sweden, this week, Is an event of unusual significance. Prac tically all European taxpayers show rest lessness under the ever Increasing bur denn of militarism. In Sweden this con dition la reversed. A demonstration of 20,000 property owners In favor of In creased armaments. Inspired by fear of Russian nggreeslon, forced tho Staaf ministry to make way for a cabinet more responsive to tho demands of national defense. Testimony brought out In a Berlin court Involving high officers of the Japanese navy In a graft scandal pro vokod demonstrations of public Indigna tion In Japan and several riotous attacks on the Parliament house at Toklo. Vari ous elements of the population having grievances against tho government seized tho occasion to mako an Imposing demon stration, but without accomplishing definite results. A majority of the Jap anese Diet not only rejected a motion of want of confidence. In tho ministry, but approved the stepn taken by Premier Yamamoto to make a thorough Inquiry Into the charges of naval graft. Rack 'of tho outbursts In Japan, notably frequent of late, Is a species of oriental socialism verging on tho anarchism of the Occi dent, systematically stimulated by the military and naval leagues, whoso, plans for enlargements tho government reso lutely opposes. These prodding forces are chiefly responsible for periodic outbursts on the present diplomatic negotiations with tho United States, and are built on the same plan as the Krupp war scares pulled off In Franco to boost gun contracts. Itenctlon In Chtnn. China presents a striking contrast to the turmoil of Europe and the turbulence of tho neighboring Japs. Outwardly, at least, the empire of ' Yuan Shlh Kal is serenely peaceful, a model of national prpprlcty. Uut it is the serene poaco of death. The republic of yesterday is dead and burled. Its founders have been exiled or executed, and such of Its sup porters clever enough to escape either fato wisely refrain from making a noUc. Everything Is going Yuan's way. The national assembly has been abolished, and an appointive administrative council substituted. What little is left of tho republican constitution is that which iwhtch suits the will of the president All tho district councils In the provinces have also been abolished by presidential mandate because they Interfered with tho business of the government and per sisted in Intriguing with rebels. Prac tically oil administrative functions, na tional and local, aro now vested In the administrative council at Peking, con sisting of two representatives from eaoh province, four cabinet ministers, n representative from iaoh ministry1 and eight members from the ministerial secretariat All these are appointive officers. As thero official llfo depends on tho favor of yuan there is no reason to question the accuracy of ,thd cable message: "Owing to the composition of the council It does hot consider questions submitted to it by Yuan Shla Kal. but accepts them as orders." To cap tho fabric of reactionary government Yuan has decreed tho restoration of Confuc ianism as the religion of the, state. V"'lon CrntTlnsr In Ksrypt. Elver Blnco the reconquest of tho Sudan by qreat Britain energies have been directed toward develonlnc th agricultural resources of th v.t tch. volley. For this purpose the great Ah- suan uatn was built Praetlcnl r,.nH. from the area, brought within reach of Irrigation by the dam nm nn....ii.. slow, owing to native indolence and con- icmui jct industry. Th Uept in view Is cotton growing, of which iu experimental crops hav ,. norvesien. uaeic of this tirlo,.i.. cioPmni is tne steady pressure of the English cotton spinners who seek a nourco or supply lndeDendnt e American product. In furthering this enterprise It is now proposed to erect ab0,v ,K,hrtum dams on both the Dlue and White Nlles. Theso two rivers are almost parallel above Khartum for om 300 miles, and between them a vast nyitu o, ,evcj land that requires only wdter and work to become a vast cotton plantation. Kill Tito lllrds with One Stone. NORTH rLATTtf, Neb.,- Feb. lO.-To tho Kdltor of Tho Ree: Most all the ladlrat power educationally, but thero Is no Institution In the stae In which economy and business sense cootd be Introduced with more advantage to all concerned than the state superintendent's office. R. U MOORE. Other Responsibilities. FREMONT, Neb., Feb. K-To the Edi tor of Tho Ree: A letter In today's Issue of Thn 1W ntltll ll.TVin.l1illllv nf of today sit around and talk about why i Rrowerics," attracts my attention. Inas thlngs are so high, and how can they much as I must ivdmlro tho unmitigated economize. And, again, you Hvlll hear I quiet modesty with which "A Subscriber" this said, "My dear, I am gJttlng so ; assumes to express an opinion for me stout. What shall I do7 I would so lovo.and many other "Christians" who have An Ancient T. A clause In the Income tax bill pending in tho French senate abolishes tho tax on doors and windows, which has been one of the revenue-raising novelties of Franco for over a century. What llttlo beenflt the tax did for the .State was offset by the detriment of decreased number of windows and doom In L.iil.t- ings and homes, owners seeking thereby to diminish the Imposed tax. Today In ..u-Knni uie wans of ancient edifices there, are often dls-overed magnificent windows often of the renaissance cov ered in wholo or In part; the mulllpns have been broken and the damage is ir reparable. This wns one Incident In the window tax that the legislators of the. rnvoluUonary period certainly did not foresee. Stories in Figures Alaska's 1913 mineral output la valued at 18,90D,M. The United State In 1913 produced 575,000,O.X short tons of coal. A total of I.M7.S07 head of hogs, or Zi per cent of all the hoga in the state of lown, perished of cholera last year. Ac cording to reports to the Iowa State col lege tha money loss was nearly JIO.CW.OOOl Total value of the exports from France to the United State and Its Insular pos sessions during 1913. as Invoiced at the American consulates and agencies throughout the republic, was J1 40,016,519, an Increase of I3.7U.SS5 over 1912. Noxt to the United Klogdom, the United States Is India's best customer for Its important manufactures of car pets and rugs. During tho fiscal ycjf 191MJ India sold to thn United Kingdom I.4&.7S3 pounds of woolen carpets and runs valued at fSTT.SSS, and to the United States 93iS3 pounds, valued at MM0. to be slender." My dear stout lady, Just put your hat on and get your market basket. You aro going shopping. A wholo mile to walk well, what of M So much tho better. Why can't you 'phone for your household necessities and have them delivered? Uo-j causo you said you-wanted to get slender, I And you protested about tho prices, j but you don't stop to think how you help to mako them. I will Illustrate to you. Nincty-flvo per cent of tho goods they sell purchasers will not como and order themselves: then they must send a man around with a buggy or cart to take the orders. Ho may climb two, three or four flights of stops to find out that they don't want anything. For their dollverlea they havo to maintain two wagons, two horses and two drivers. They havo to feed their horses nnd pay tho vetorlnary and blackrmlth. Now, If they did not have to do that. If people came and gave their orders and took tho goods away with them, as they did In tho old days, tho store people could re duce tho prices of things sold to you. Tho butcher could reduce the prices of steak and chops sold to you from 2 to C cents per pound. He has to add that amount to what tho meat cost him nnd the legltlmoto profit to which he Is cn tltled-that many cents per pound in order to cover tho expenses of tho solicitor and for delivering. Peoplo aro lazy and Indifferent, nnd consequently they havo to pay the price to tho grocer, tho butcher, the dry goods merchant, tho shoemaker, and that's ono reason women aro getting so fat.. They don't take walks; don't caro if thoy economize, but Just sit and talk about tho prices of things. There Isn't a pound of steak sold for 22 cents today, that could rot bo sold for G cents a pound less, or 20 per cent taken off If 1'eoplo would gp nnd do their own ordering and tako their supplies away with them. It would not pay to have only ono customer do this, but If fifty or 100 agreed to do It, tho grocer and butcher could mako Just as much money as ho Is now making, and the people would savo 20 per cent a year on all their purchases. Then, thero Is another point. The average purchaser will insist on buying meats out of season. She will call for choice steaks out of season and thoy are not easily obtained. If they aro not kept on hand, sho quits tho shop. They are, therefore, kept, expensively Iced, and When sho demands theln sho pays for the Ice nnd unseasonableness of her demand. Bhe is going to havo what Bhe wants, not what sho should reasonably take, and then sho protests because of tho prices. You look Inside tho Icebox and you will seo good chuck and good stewing and boiling pieces all properly Iced. They aro low in price, and If a woman Is any kind of a cook, they can bo economically served and make splendid food. Rut tha very woman who complains of the high cost of living will go and ask for tho rarest meats and Ignore these; and all this can bo dono without any sacrifice of tho 'needs of tho stomach without In juring the health of any member of tho family. And, my dear stout lady, In tlmo you may got slendor, it you havo to walk far enough to market. EMILY BROOKS. State Superintendent' Activities. OMAHA, Feb. 12. To the Editor of Tho Bee: It would bo a mauer oi in terest to tho taxpayers to xearn jusi what useful purposo all of the employes In the office of tate superintenaent really serve. The list mciuaes me super intendent at a salary of $2,000. the deputy at I1.S00, an assistant at 1.S00, tho In spector of normal training In high schools at J1.S0O, an Inspector of rural schools at 31,800 and unlimited traveling expenses for all of them. The head secretary receives 1,CS6 and a number of others receive smaller salaries. In ad dition to the foregoing list, the state superintendent has a board ot inspec tors for prlvato and denominational schools granting Btate certificates, Undor the pretense of Inspecting tho state normal BChools for the purpose of getting a standard hy which to Judgo tho other schools, this board makes two or three trips to each of the state normal schoots each year. On each of theso trips the members of the board remain at each school about half a day. But In this time they pretend to be able to pasa Judgment upon tho efficiency of tho management, the efficiency ot each In dividual member of tho faculty and the character or tho work which Is done by the individual students. Such a forclol Inspection Is an insult to the Intelligence of the student and faculty. Yet to those who know nothing about tho matter, these alleged Inspectors arc regarded as of real value. This committee could find out far more by remaining at home and reading the catalogues and rules of tho stato nor mal board which govern the state nor mal schools and It would be far cheaper for the stato. This so-called Inspection board squanders about $1,600 each year of the atato's money In making these Junketing trips. It is not easy to see why it is necessary for the state to pay the expenses for the sjate normal board to look after the schools and then pay the expenses of another board to Inspect their work. Tho constitution provided for tho of flees ot state superintendent, deputy and a secretary and fixes their salaries. The numerous other Inspectors, as sistants and boards are the superintend ent's own creations. How long will the taxpayers of this btate permit this use less waste of money simply because It comes under tho name of education? The state superintendent haa absolute control over the distribution of $100,000 for normal training in high schools, as much more for aid to weak districts and about SoO.Oflo more for Junior normals, office expenses and traveling expenses and salaries for various mo or less use less boards and employes. It the stato superintendent did not havo so mu-h political pie to hand out he could attend better to the educational duties which are germane to his office. The handling of these targe amounts of money should be put in charge ot the board of control and thus leave the state superintendent free to attend to educational matters. T unfersand a commission of school people is now at work seeking to form ulate new laws. The state superintend ent ts a member of this commission, and it Is a safe bet that tho recommenda tions which come from this commis sion wilt seek to enlarge the state super intendent's power and pie counter. The state superintendent should have larse tho hardihood to disagree wltlt him. He writes that "they (tho Christian people) do think that the saloon mon should bo responsible for tho caro ot the drunkard's wife and family, etc." May I bo permitted to say that "A Subscriber" is assuming too much. 1, for one, do not hold with him, nnd there are many other "Christians" of like opin ion. On the samo page of Tho Bee your leading article discusses tho wall of tho Memphis banker who accuses Wall street for his downfall. Clearly he was respon sible for his own downfall. Just bo tho drunkard, and if ho cannot control him self ho Is Irresponsible and should be put under proper surveillance. That is where tho responsibility belongs. At least I wish to register ,my kick against being forcibly Included among "A Subscriber's" crowd. I, with others, do not agreo with him, and am conceited enough to think wo form tho more charitable aggregation. Tho man or woman who falls to resist temptation Is weak in proportion as ho or sho falls. It ts tho law of nature and progress to Btrugglo against moral and physical failure in order to succeed. On the other hand, no amount of coddling ever produced a strong character. Of course, thero Is a mlddlo path between theso two extremes which the majority tread more or less closely In accordance with their individual make-ups. In the meantime let us placo tho responsibility whero It belongs. - ANOTHER SUBSCRIBER, back to me? I never w such Impudence. And you call yourself a lady 8 maid, do you? Marie I was a lady's maid before I worked for you, madam. Boston Tran script. Parson A-It's hard to get people lntc the church. . A . ... Doctor R But It's easier to do thai than it is to get them Into heaven. Parson A-Truel We ministers can only point tho way to heaven; when it comes to getting people there we aro obliged to fall back on tho doctors. Bos ton Transcript. j ' I sometimes suspect." sho complained, "that you mirrled me merely for m m"WhV havo you ever let such a thought as that como into your head? ha wtfltf; "You are noncommittal. ou don t de"Vcn, what's the use bf spoiling an evening by substituting brutal frankness for kindly evaslonr-Chlcago Record-Herald. To LINES TO A LAUGH. MIsh Paul Did they allow her to bury her past? Miss Pry Not until they held an in quest. Judge. There aro two reasons why some people don't mind their own business. One is that they haven't any mind, tho other that they haven't any business. Harvard Lampoon, Sirs. Snapporson How daro you talk MY FIRST VALENTINE. K. L. Danlhcr in National Magazlnt. Now dawns tho day of all the year when Cupid's court holds sway. And Pictured hearts In true love knots J atwn thMr XI' A V. bear a tender meswuo from tlu i.v.(tl lni'.lnrn fitvaln Unto his c'hosoii lady-love, her favor Then backward througt the mists of years my thoughts aro prone ,.,, Though fifty mile-stones mark the patn. It seems but yesterday As dreamily I muse upon tho ardor tnat was mine . . When I, with mingled hopes and fears. sent my flrBt valentine. Sho was my favorite at school a win- somo llttlo maid, ..... With nut-brown hair all plaited In a smooth, bertbbonai braid, otlll graven In my mem'ry are the colors that she wore. Tho checkered pink sonbonnct and tho Biiowy pinafore; And when the ahops resplendent shone with arrow-punctured hearts. And roguish, chubby Cupids making havoo with their darts, I fain would render homage to the little miss of nlno. , And breathe my admiration in a dainty valentine. Ah, mel What changes tlnie has wrought since that bright winter day When In my charmer's desk I placed my valentine so gay. Whero once the little school houso stood, a modern structure towers, And there my children's children spent their busy schooltlme hours. The llttlo lass? Why, bless you heart! she sits besldo me now, Tho nut-brown hair Is silver, banded low upon her brow: Fair sweetheart of my boyhood's days, my heart is still her shrine Thoust fifty years have flown slnco then, she's still my Valentine. COME To the Sunday Evening Service 7:30 P. M. First Presbyterian Church 17th and Dodge I Nfear the Court House and City Hall How much money is your time worth, Mr. Lawyer and Mr. Real Estate man? It's all you havo to sell. "Efficiency" for you means saving time. Does it tako you 10 or 15 minutes to reach the court house? Whilo you havo the chance you would hetter move to The Bee Building "The building that is ml ways new' You may select from theso: Very reasonable and desirable rooms on the beautiful, light and airy court, with vault, water and free elec tric light; nicely decorated; only four available now, at .910.00, $18.00 and ft)S7.60 Rooms on the west, opening on wide, light areaway to City Hall. These rooms are large, with plenty of air and light. One available at once; others will be dec orated to suit tenant. Best space bargains In the build ing. Keally dollghtful rooms, at.. $12.00 and $18.00 ' On the north, with the steady, uniform light needed by artists, draftsmen and doctors, we have desirable lo cations on several floors. Large floor space at the reasonable prices of $28.00, $27.50 and $30.00 The cast rooms, with large windows on 17th Street, are more conspicuous from the outside, offering addi tional values for the money, yet very reasonable In price, renting from $10.00 to $50.00 Front , rooms on Farnam Street, with large windows, overlooking the magnificent new Court House all very desirable, best of locations, easily accessible to elevators and in good condition; suitable for lawyer, dentist, real estate, loans, abstracts or Insurance only three such rooms third floor at $40.00, fourth ' floor at $50.00, and fifth floor at $30,00. For offices apply to tho Superintendent, Boom 103, Tho Bee Building Co.