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drees wju be changed as often a requested.
"Billy" Burke Ih the "Tom" in the play,
Matrimonially , speaking, thlfl in tho ,nioHt
, notable administration wo have yet had.
Now we shall soon soe whether thoso Mexi
ctn peace delegate's are what their names imply.
Why do crqoKod lawyers always Insist on
their cfqoked work being Investigated by law
Huerta may be going.on tho supposition that
"whlfo tffe light holds out to bUrn the ''vilest
sfnnor may return,"
A bill, Is pending tn tho senate appropriating
$50,00.0 for an International Congrcss.qr Thrift.
Now Haven directors, plenso take notice.
If those great bribory sleuths are on the
square, their only desiro should be to como
right back to Omaha and tell all about it.
Candidates for nominations are .blossoming
almost as fast as dandelions, and, like the
dandelion, they como out fastest when tho sun
The' rallroadBmay-need moro money, for
running expenses, as they say, but in that they
are no different from most people who rldo and
ship over;tHe'lr'llncsr , ' ) 'yj v ,
What, young Mr. Rockefeller refuse to soe
Judge Lindsey after he has traveled clear across
the continent to tell tho mine-owning king all
about It? Proposterotisl . .
Mr. Mellon says ho beliovea in nn nbeoluto
monopoly of transportation, but wo are willing
to lay a few on this, that ho does not want to be
the goat for such a concorn,
Somebody says that when John Llnd's report
of his Mexican mtnsion Is finally put in words
It will amaze as well as entertain tho public
Lndoubtedly," if only ton Nvnrds. , j
Ono neighbor tells y.ou that the way jo got
rid of dandelions Is to lot your grass grow, an
other t6 keep your grass closely mowod.fclthcr
".ay-you will eventually havo no grass.'
Friend Hammond is ready to quit his fed
eral job at any moment. It is not his fault
that he la.foroed to stick to the payroll while'
the democrats quarrel ovor tho Identity of his
Tho presumption is that one' or the' condi
tions, of the employment of thbse Burns sleuths
must havqbeen that, In case of .failure, ,tp , turn
the trick", "they'Vere ti nlako themselves scarco,
and keep toura to prpect their .bmployos..
Free admission for school children at the
ball park filled the seats to overflowing. Spe
cial rates to school children for a symphony
concert Polled less than three .score of the
youngster, though thousands upon thousands
of dollars are being spento' give them , a njusi
cal education. "Just ponder on thisf '"
As showing hat It has a woather eye out
for the .main igale, Williams colloge has sent , out
the asslslipt to he president, Mr. Sayje, who,
you may recall, married the daughter of tho
president of the United 8tatos, to collect an
endowment of $2,000,000. Mr. 8ayro doubtless
Ik given until March t.,1317, to ralse.the money.
The Significance of the Filings. j
Although six weeks still remain tor entries !
In tno race for primary nominations, tno tilings
are fast accumulating, particularly on tho re
publican side, with tho assurance that for all
the most Important offices the rank and file
will have a choice between several aspirants of
ability and standing. The significance of this b
that each candidate throwing his hat into the
ring has canvassed tho political situation on the
strength of all availablo Information and con
vinced himself that tho nomination on the re
publican ticket for the desired office is some
thing worth having this year.
While kaleidoscopic changes aro always pos
sible In tho political firmament, tho stars right
now point to the "redemption of Nebraska to re
publicanism at tho coming fall election. That
lj why competition in tho republican primaries
In our stato is certain to bo keenor than it was
two years ago and keenor also than In the demo
cratic, progressive or other party primaries.
Some Mexican Pictures
Exaggerated News and
the Penalty of Rebellion.
Friend of the Fee Qrabber.
Under tho dlsgulso of "amlcufl curiae,"
which translated 1b supposed to bo "friend of
the court," ono of our woll known lawyers has
Injected himself with a brief Into a caso ponding
beforo the supreme court, which is to dotermino
whother our district court clerk can get away
with the insanity fees ho has been holding out
cn tho taxpayers. No one can object to a law
yer appearing in any caso in which ho is re
tained by an Interested client, '.but thore Is no
good reason tor him to masqtierado except to
Mileld tho client or to fool the court.
Would an attorney like John P. Brcon bo
omaying tho ro'lo of "friend of- tho court" just
now if ho were not really there as a friend of
tho fee grabbor? Would 'ho not, on tho con
trary. If he wcro a thoroughly disinterested
"friend of tho court," bo filing a tlrief in behalf
of il6 taxpayers, insisting that when tho logisla
turo gave tho court clerk a llborat salary In lieu
ol the fees formerly absorbed, It meant to stop
this fee graft, and" not to lot It contlnuo through
Bocnuso the undisclosed fp'o'grabber In this
partloulaV" caso Is our present district court
'clork', Robert Smith, who has constantly posed
as n groat, reformer, does not change tho nature
of the graft w,hethor 'It Is Insanity fees or
naturalization fees that ho is trying to freeze to.
On the .Eight Track. t
Ono of tho subjects on whlch tho now league
of Omaha taxpayers tmakes a request on Its
members for suggestions Is the. mergor, in tho
interest of economy, of city and county govern
ments. Completo raorgor, It should bo under
stood, io Imposslblo owing to constitutional ob
stacles In Nebraska's fundamental law, but
there Is nothing to' prevent co-operation, of city
and county in certain lines of publlo activities,
and consolidation of certain offices .othorwlso
duplicated. ' ' r '
Reference Is made to consolidation already
effected by which the county treasurer serves
also as tho treasurer for the-clty of Omaha, tho
school district' and the" water district. Tho as
sessment of property for taxation is now done
onco for all by tho county assessor whon we
formorly. maintained a city tax "CftmmTeslonor's
office 'to tib tho tame work over again? Legis
lation was enacted several years ago to estab
lish a singlo bureau of audit for1 both city and
county, but it was permittod to bo ropoaled un
dor pressure of office-holding tnx-cntors before
it became fully oporatlvo without audible pro
test, from the taxpayors. . '
There aro sovoral other pIhccs whoro the
city and county can woll work together with
substantial saving to both. For example, In tho
maintenance of a common city nnd county work
house, in tho administration of city nnd county
hosnltals and In the gonoral enforcement of
health' and sanitary measures.
It goos without saying that what applies to
city and county applies still moro strongly to
Omaha and South Omaha nnd their suburban
towns, whqse consolidation Into a grcator
Omaha undor a single municipal govornment
could not but make for economy and efficiency
and 'do away with unnecessary duplication of
Any organization that promotes a movomont
for merger of our numerous governmental agon
cles will, be on the right track.
Today tBundayi wai no" ordinary Omaha' Sundav.4
for tie. thdroughfarea were thronged tim. morning
ta. night The saloons did, an. ejccellent'btialneas, and
when their patrona became too troublesome they
were tp.rn.ed out on the clty a streets, where they
were run I r& -The day.'e. inoldents concluded with th
accidental dajh- oti one -of Omaha's citizens, the
pounding l nether by a piatof' tall, the injury of a
P'rAJI Jftlttnjp."inJi an excavation; ; and the severe
beating prjftne'f ; the clty a Celestials by Pugilist
" ' . s,
The Turjier quartet! cfuli, hfch has'btiome very,,
proftcfeat. . tender the leaenhfp' 0f 'Hfnry' Hau
en, gave an ..initial rntera.;nmiu at tfei7nan.ta hall.
W F Soetkrrnmi jf,evT)ins wltLan.eVcei
lent comie. s.ofig, entitled yirhjp. Bxrtjtng Udver." and
Mr and Jfre. Baure's oort;(jbtd( elocutionary reading;-
. .IT '
At the Gerrnaji theater Mis Anna Bpahn made her.
eeeond appearance as "Anna Lelsse." ".''..
The UnlOn Polflc la now running dummy trafna
to isroanway Inounpu Hiurra, and win run jpedal
trains for the racea all thla. week.
Cannon Bros. 'K Co,. pppoalte the postefflpe, wantr-.
aji expenenMd cigar salesman to cell to city trade.
Laok of Bibles. v
The remarkable statoment is made by Rev.
John Fox, secretary of the American Bible so
ciety, that foreign missionaries are hamporcd
in their .work .by. a lack of Bibles. Yet some
30,000,000 copies of this book are annually
coming off tho Bible Houso presses, going into
hundreds of lands and being printed In hun
dreds of tongues. Tho 1914 roport of Mr. Fox's
own 'society shows that It alone only ono of
"the great publishing houses Issued 6,251,176
olumea in' 101 g. Those 'were" circulated In
tovery state in the union, 1.G63.965 of them in
the republic of China, others in other strange
lands, This year's issue brings tho total num
ber of Bibles printed by the American society
In nlnoty-etght years up to 103,519,891.
What . tho aggregate of all ' societies up to
date Is wo, of course, do not know; It runs, as
we say, about 30,000.000 a year. Yet Dr. Fox
says the 4emand excoeds.the supply. American
missionaries abroad are hlndorcd in their work
among tho natlvqs because .of an Insufficient
number of the. book of books. 1 What greater,
more accurate tribute could be paid to the civ
ilizing power and Influence of this boqk.and its
principles? Why do those who hinge their
tfaJth.,upon U.'grow weary of well-doing and
fall to lament if In the easy channels of life
here In the homeland their religions' seem to
malte slow headway?
Back In tho old prophocy of that book we
read, "My word shall not return unto mo void."
What aro lts'lssuos? What aro those wa'vcs of
modern thought beating back upon our shores
frpm the distant seas? What, indeed, Is this
very plaint, that the teachers of the Bible
abroad are Impeded In their progress by .'the
lack- of supply? This seoms to us tho most
1rlumphanthbte sounded baok from the fron
tiers of civilization in many a day. Surely It Is
a. note wjthoujt avold.
SrHnir Thlnan nn the Spot.
A private letter from an unnamed American at
Vera Cruz, probably a member of the fleet. Is given
prominence In the -New York Times. In the letter,
which ber dato May 1. the writer tells afeout ex
aggerated news, tho atoriea of refugees, and x- ,
presses hi views of affairs In the captured city. He
write. In part:
"A sailor shot a firecracker In front of a cafe, and
a reporter cent in a cable that desultory firing by
"Then. too. the talcs these refugees tell are largely
the product of their vivid Imaginations. ' The average
refugee la Ihe most self-centered man that I ever'saw,
and If they pursued the same arrogant attitude to
ward tho nntlvca that they have toward the servants
of the American government here.' I am not 'sur
prised that they suffered some Indignities.
!Tho most unreasonable part of It all. to my mind,
!a their cry, -On to Mexico City!' Borne of, them have
Hot paid taxes In thn I'nlio.1 atnta. i .
have hot voted there la that time, and will frankly
tell you they do not propose to return to tho Vnlted
"It seem to me that thnv left thj. Ht.i.
competition was keen there, and they could exploit
better here. Ilavlnr take
thedlco having gone against them, they seem to
vuiiv i,j uncnuce inousanos or good American sol-'
dlers whoso people are taxpayers baok In the States,
to pull their chestnuts out of tho fire.
The letter carriers hern are efficient tv,.ir ,.t.
office la far better than what 'we have In the States
In towns of similar sizo. All of their public buildings
are good, and comparo favorably with what we have
Mexico Pnrlnji the I'rlcr.
Mexico la paying an awful price In wrecked busi
ness for rebcllon. Home, and. foreign trade shrunken
mightily during 191J, particularly In tho last half of
the year. Tables compiled from offjclnl Mexican
statistics, and presented jri the Dally Consular and
Trade Report, show n decrease of more than 124.000,
000 In foreign trade during the last half of 191?. The
Imports were vnlued at J,042,2, as against t47.618.sra
for the same period In 1912, and' the exports amounted
to 162,081.421 ns compared With., IS1,"17,M. About W
per cent of the total Imports came from tho United
Htatcs, Germany coming next with 14 per cent and
England with 12 per cent
Tho consular service has made a vigorous effort
to obtain trade reports from all American representa
tives In Mexico, but this Is practically Impossible.
At some points records have been destroyed. At
others, access has been denied; and at still others con
ditions havo been so deplorable as to leave little to
report. High prices for food, at retail, demoralized
railway traffic, abandonment of bank facilities, crop
failures, business suspensions and unemployment are
features of the letters thus far received from con
sular districts. Occasionally a gleam of optimism is
seen, but on examination the prosperity Is found to
bo false, -.based often on military activity and the
work of repairing losses suffered elsewhere by re
bellion. PnrnlysU Everywhere.
Vice Consul Blocker, at Ciudad Porflrio Diaz, now
known as Plcdras Negras, says that business In 1913
was at a standstill, and that agriculture and stock
raising were badly affected. Planters were so Intim
idated that acrcago decreased alarmingly. In the'
state of -Matamoros, export duties', ordered by the
Hurcta regime, crippled commerce. Flat money
caused the four. banking houses of the state capital,
Victoria, to .clone their .doors. Ia the .statp or rather
the consular district of- Hermoslllo- importations we're
limited' to absolute necessities, such as loodAand cloth.
Ing. Crops were scant. In the Nogales consular dis
trict conditions were much disturbed, labor troubles
adding to the danger threatened by r(rmed robelllon
and armed, coercion. From Ciudad Juarez there were
heavy rixports' M' HVo stock and farm products to
avoid confiscation. In Nuevo Laredo there wero
severe reductions In Imports. The rata of exchange
rose to a .prohibitive figure. Insecurity of property
was such ns to alarm all persons in business.' The
utato of Aguas Caltentea Is said to have been com
paratively free from disturbance. This state has been
In the hands .of tho Huerta adherents, and Its pros
perity Is traced to the demand for repairs and for
munitions ot war occasioned by the revolution. Nev
ertheless, local prices were extremely, high, Flnan
clal operations, In rplte of federal authority, were
Throughout the Interior, the reports are largely the
same, anarchy and fear Joining to suppress business
and government. At the gulf ports, of Tamplco, Vera
Crux and Progreso Increased business was done, be
cause of the paralysis of production In the Interior.
The year 191 was disastrous' for Mexico. Compared
with tho brief period of Madero government, and the
longer period of Diaz control, It Indicates the' tre
mendous price which Mexico has been compelted to
pay for Huerta's'd'lctatora'hlp.
Twice Told Tales
A rehearing has been asked In tho ease In
which our supreme court held a lieutenant gov
ernor' to be. Ineligible under the constitution to
be a candidate for governor. Oh, what's the
use when tha constitution may be . so easily
amended by the' Initiative route?
X Matter of n. Com inn.
"Bill," the poet gasped, staggering Into his friend's
"Why. what's wrbngT" the friend Inquired, star
tled ua he grasped hold or the tottering -man.
"Wrong!" the poet muttered. '"To gods,! I -wrote
a poem about my little boy, I began the first verse
with these lines:
"My son! My pigmy counterpart.'.'
The poet drew. a long breath as he took a. news
paper from his pocket. ,. ,
"Head!" he biased suddenly. "See what that crim
inal compositor did to my openlngllne."
The friend read aloud:
"My son! my pig. my counterpart!" National
vSrtf1 by Applejack. ,
The conversation' at a recent social' function In
.Trenton turned to, thi extreme precautionary, metlj
ods of some people'and theigovernor-elect told of tl)-
rule laid down' by a certain fellow native along that
One day while In the cltvtho governor said, the
fellow Jerseyman happened to collide with a bunch
of hyglenlsts, aYid among other' things they referred
to the water, supply ot hla home town.
"It Isn't as good-a it might be." said the Jersey
man, whon Questioned as to 'Its quality. "There Is
something like 10.O0O.000 microbes to a drop, but It is
the beet we caty o at preeent." , i
"What do you do to safeguard yourself against
water of that klndT" queried one..of,theihygenlsts,
with a look of,concern. "Tou surely take some pre
cautionary measures?" " 1
"Oh. yes," skilled, the Jersefmanj '"First we- filter
the water, thrt we boll It, and then we'drlnk apple-
Jack.'Plttsburgh. Leader. ......
'llntbhouse" Scripture, - '
"Rathhouee John ' and Raymond Robins evidently
gathered the material for their public speeches from
the same source. Each had. a different Interpreta
tion, however, of the following well-known episode;
Mr. Robins, speaking before the Sunday Night
club, referred to the Pharisees,, past and present By
way of Illustration -he cited the story ot the Magda
lene, quoting the phrase. "He who is without sin
On the same day Alderman Coughltn assured hla
poastltutntj of the First ward that "these stiff
necked reformers went butting' In t.00 years ago the
same as they do now. You remember Mary Magda
lene?" he said, "and what hp done? They were
.about to revile her when Christ said; 'Let the feller
what's never done no thin' sling the first rock, "
Automatic Vrnlth tleillstrlhatlon.
UTOPIA, May 2i.-To the Editor ot The
Bee: A practical automatic balancing ut
the laws of production and distribution
may be brought. about by the application
of the specific Inheritance theory. This
theory .contemplates adilng an amend
ment to. the national constitution, pro
vided that no Individual shall boqueala
greater than 11,000,000.
If the deceased dies Intestate, his chil
dren shall receive the amfiunt (J500.MJ)
to be specified by law, the remainder, if
any, to bo distributed to the other rela
tives according to the blood relationship.
This theory Involves a time clement.
It does not contemplate prohibiting any
Individual from giving away his property
to whomsoever he chooses (but rather en
courages It), provided ho gives It iway
any tlmo before the last ninety days nt
The theory simply means this: That
If young John D. Rockefeller dies and
has not distributed his wealth before the
last ninety days of hla life, why, the gov
ernment will take control jof his wealth
and distribute it. If he leaves a will, Ills
children get $1,000,000; If he leaves no
will, his children get WOO.OOO. The re
mainder wll be distributed to the other
relatives according to the degree of
blodd relationship. ,
Society will remain as It Is, but It' s
hoped' by removing extreme riches at the
top to relieve ' extreme poverty at tho
bottom. C. NATR.
OWectlye Point ot Saffron;?.
OMAHA,, May 23.-To the Editor ot The
Bee: Our esteemed friend, Mrs, Covell,
Mas once again given us a sidelight on
the suffrago question. A local paper re
ports her as saying: "Women do not
want office. They want a chance- to
vote for competent men for office."
This statement Is Incorrect. The women
who find themselves In tho suffrage
ranks are of divers kinds. Some are sir.-;
cere In asking for tho vote. We rcspot
and honor that kind. But a great nun
ber do not want competent men for
office. They are willing and anxious to
cast their ballots against any compclo nt,
clean candidate who opposes their views
on the suffrage question. Recently a po
litical league of Women was formed in
the cast to oppose any candidate for office
who had antl-suffrago sympathies. Doc3
this tend' to Impress the average mind
with the ..sincerity of ...the suffragists?
They want tho vote. They Intend . tp us
It, not for the purifying of politics, but
for their own, more or less, selfish ends.
Jt Is not bard to see why tho wonqan
suffrage states aro no better off po
litically or morally than the man suf
frage states. AN ANTl
(formerly "on the fence").
Not Far Knoufth for !ie Socialist.
OMAHA, May 24. To the Editor of The
Bee: In an Interview In the Saturday
Evening Post, President Wilson Is quoted
as saying things about tho Mexican situ
ation that for clearness of vision and ap
parent frankness would do credit to a
socialist. But his real' views We tlnd
on close Inspection to he craftily .hidden
In his nummary, when he declares him
self In favot ot tho develqpment of tha
resource . ot Mcxlcp . by private , .enter
prise, "but not tO' exploit."-- ;
He. cunningly seeks to placate the hu
manitarian spirit of the people while he
makes himself strong with the same
vested Interests he so heroically con
demned only a moment beforo.
Whoever heard of private capital "de
veloping" a foreign eountry for nny other
reason than to exploit Its resources nnd
Its people? J. E. SHAFER.
One Outspoken Democrat.
CURTIS, Neb., May 3,-To the Editor
of The Bee: Let me, through' your paper,
address the governor and dSmocratlc vot
ers pf southwest Nebraska. If there be
any virtue In democratic doctrine, or
pretentions, It lies In the fact that a man
be honest In his; declarations. If he Is not
honest In one thing he will not be In two
thlngr, It Is a matter of - fact-that Gov
ernor MbrcheaH declared when nominated
that ho would not bo a candidate for i
second term! Such promises might not,
from a political standpoint, amount to
muchf but If he meant what he said, as
a candidate, then Governor Morehead
should rise abovo "petty politics" and say
to all theso "very solicitous" brethren
who want him to 'go back on his word,
fool the people, and say "that because ot
the extreme" pressure brought upon him
he would "In tho interests of party so
licitation, run a second time.
Governor Morehead. you have been a
good governor, but you did promise the
people ot the state that "If you were
elected yot . would not further ask to
succeed yourself. " v. i have known some
of thetrlcks" of politics; It Is not worth
yoir while to tell me' "It Is a popular de
mand" when you, through your "hench
men," have mad the demand
I have ben on the democratic state
committee for several years, havo can
vassed' the whole ot southwest Nebraska
several times, beginning in 1S96, and ever
since, have done what I could to hold up
the democratic hand, and While doing io
have said democracy "was honest" In its
profession, and now governor, If all
there Is of democracy -Is to use your
patronage to -make "people believe that
if is a popular call for your election" and
. use the "machinery" of the party to that
end, then, as a man. I cannot do so.
J. L. 'WHITE.
Letters from a l-ollttral Hrnthen
SOMEWHERE. May I4.-To the Editor
of The Bee: The two characters In the
(Mexican farce, which ended In a tragedy,
we're ' the villain and the clown. I have
glyen- a sketch ot one of these. Let us
look at' the other.
Maximilian 'of Hapsburg there were
two of them, the myth and the man.
Fret the myth. It requires little material
to make 'a hero. If you have an eloquent
rt(er. Aiosworth made a' hero out ot
Dick Turpla, Scott out of Rob Bey.
Those writers. Jewish and Christum, who
-havo found a saint tn the captain of the
Adcllamltca and murderer of Uriah, or
tho t1 low JournalLsts. who are trying to
manufacture a VlrcinJm out of the coarse,
fgncrnnt and filthy bandit, who leads the'
horde of looters styled th cxnsUtuttortal
nay ot Mexico, were and are ro mare
at sea then those sentimentalists who
made Mann 11 lan the myth. Here Is the
tale. and. .as I tell it, keep tn mind tho
spiel ot William Wirt on IUanaerli-usBrHt
at the trial of Aaron Burr
Maximilian and his aftecttanale wife
were living at their casUe ot Mtraman
near Trieste; he engaged in his. studies,
ta,to- ta t saasnine of fcJar lenre.
JL rrt entered this Eden. It wsur the
napfTor of th,Ftei$ch, . Ttte. tefapter-trpe
of the nondescript who succeeded with
Eve, but failed with the Nazarene crept
Into Eden and pictured to this loving
couple a life beyond the seas, as rulers
of an Eldorado, where they would be the
peer and peeress ot any crowned head In
Europe. The guileless pair.
Listened and thev tell, as thn enc-eU
fell from heaven to the blackest denths
But the conscientious Maximilian would
not go without the call of the Mexican
people; a plebiscite must be obtained;
Louise Bonaparte was a past master In
this field; and a plebiscite was obtained,
as plebiscites are obtained In Mexico.
This guileless young man and his lovely
wife answered the call ot duty nnd Bet
out to be the Mosese and Miriam of
Mexico. Louis Bonaporte pressed by the
united States threatened to abandon
Maximilian to his fate. Maximilian would
not leave the devoted friends who had
stood by him unless Juarez would promts
not to harm them. This Juarez refused
to do. Maximilian remained. Carlotta
fled to Europe, and fell at the feet ofthe
cold-blooded Machlavellan at the TuU
lerles. But he spurned her and ordered
her to leave France. Reason was des
troyed. Carlotta was sent to a mad
house. Maximilian was shot His last
words were "Poor Carlotta."
Surely here Is material for an epic, a
tragedy or a yellow-back novel.
LINES TO A SMILE.
"What do you charge for your rooms?
"Five dollars up."
"But I'm a student "
"Then It s IS down."-Cornell Widow.
"What have you got In the package?"
I didn't know you were an artist
"Artist nothing! It contains a couple
ot pairs of forceps the dentist asked me
to get for him." Boston Transcript.
"So you are expected to do a kind act
"Yea." replied the Boy Scout.
"How about today?"
"Well, the teacher has been having a,
little trouble with me. Don't you think
1 might stay away from school and glvo
her a rest?" Washington Post.
"Are you going to rusticate this sum
mer. Mrs. Comeup?" ,
"No; that placei from all tho people
I hear of going there, is getting too com
mon. I guess we'll Just rtst on the tarm."
"Pride goes beforo a fall," said thready-made
"Ves," replied the member of congress.
"A man la liable to feel confident until
he comes to figure on the November elec
tions." Washington Star,
"Do you try to make home Ufa pleasant
for your son?"
"Yes," replied Farmer Corntoiscl. "But
It's mighty hard to llvo Up to the refined
ways he Insists on. Ira annoyln him
terrible because whon I'm workln' around
the barn 1 keep forgotUn to refer to the
hay-loft as the mezzanine floor," Wash
THE PATH OF DESTINY.
Pittsburgh Dispatch That rumor that
General Huerta proposes to retire from
Mexico with 7,CO0,000 In silver bullion
conveys the Interesting additional detail
that when Huerta goes he intends to go
by slow freight.
Boston Transcript! Villa's denunciation
of Huerta as a robber and murderer Is
the funniest exchange of pleasantries
that has occurred since tho passage of
repahee between the pot and the kettle.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: For an admin
istration of pronounced dry proclivities
It must have been pleasurable to ob
serve the heartiness with which Ameri
can troops nt Vera Cruz rushed to the!
defense ot the water works.
New York World: Two weeks ago we
were told that the rich Mexicans were
crazy to fly at the throats of the North
Arperlcan Invaders at Vera Cruz, Now
they arc tumbling over each other In
nn effort tr irrt InRlrie flenernl Fnntnna
lines before Villa finds them.
There are paths through fragrant for
ests, On hillside, vale and glen,
Where the sunlight only flickers
Through the foliage now and then;
Where graceful ferns unfold their fronds
And wild flowers push their head
Through soft brown leafy carpets
The seasons past have spread.
There are paths by sandy seashores
Where water of the deep
Roll up In foamy billows
With a mighty roar, and swept
Acrofcs the shining pebbles,
Chased by the winds that blow
From distant foreign countries.
Tropic climes and lands of snow
There are paths through busy cities,
Where stately bull .Ings rise,
A monument to human skill.
Dark lined against the skies:
Where the pulse of life Is throbbing
With ceaseless ebb And flow,
And stranger Jostlcss stranger
In the crowds that come and go.
There ate paths o'er lofty mountains,
And grandeur In the sea;
The city streets are wonderful
Tho mountains wild and free:
But with all their vaunted splendor
As praised In foreign lore;
None aro half so dear to me
As the path to my cottage door.
You exercife dbcrimmatkm when you
purchase wearing apparel or house
furnishings. You insist on getting what
you ask for. Why not be consistent
and also msistent when buying bread
R E AO
please, nothing else will do. Since you
eat bread, why not be careful to get
the kind that's pure, good, clean and
absolutely the best.
The name is TIP-TOP. Remember it
U. P. Steam Baking Co.,
THIRTIETH AND EVANS STREETS.
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