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AUGUST SUNDAY CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, County of Douglas, aa.
Pwlght Williams, circulation manager of Ths Bea
Publishing company, being duly aworn. aaya that
the average Hunday circulation for the month of
Auguet, 1K14. waa i.l.
DW1CIHT WILLI A Ml. Circulation Manager.
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en a, this Id day of Pentomher, I'M 4.
ROBERT HUNTER, Notary Public.
Subscribers leaving the city temporarily
should have The He mallexl to thetm. Ad
dress will be changed aa often aa requested.
Mass ready for the army of scbool children.
The best seller of them all now U the bomb
These must be exciting days for the "idle
rich" of Europe.
What a snide excuse of & soldier the great
Napoleon would be today.
A Reno woman baa recently killed a big lion.
Beware, gentlemen, beware!
The month of September pats the festive
oyster back on the bill of fare.
The State fair should this week make Lin
coln the Mecca for Nebraska travel.
Quite a few well known rivers In Europe
have suddenly become rivers of doubt.
No lack of sermon texts for the preacher
Just returned from bis summer vacation.
Those visiting postal clerks will be found
familiar with Omaha without much posting.
In the language of the booking agent, all
the great naval engagements have cancelled.
When put to the supreme test, modem civ
ilization turns out to be a pretty thin veneer.
Paris might close all Its gates and yet find
those Germans climbing over or under the fence.
With everything being shot to pieces, no
wonder the 8 o'clock lid rattles and tilts now
Somme valley has been eracuated. Yes and
some other valley occupied, among them, the
valley of death.
Over In this country commandeering a
neighbor's auto Is sUU calculated to get a per-
son into trouble. , - .-
Let us see to It that the grapejuice rules are
rigidly enforced on wTerj foreign ship coming
under our registry, " .
The exchange of professors between the big
American and continental universities will also
be temporarily suspended.
Exercising reasonable prudence, the School
board will defer buying sew geographies until
the next revised edition U out
An old-fashioned basa ball reporter who re
fers to the "pill," the "phere," "spheroid" or
"pigskin" has been located trying to get a
job on a country paper, '
"Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee."
said the Psalmist, bnt It tskes more than mor
tal to find the praise In what is now going on
In the wrath of war about us.
The recent Nebraska primary brought out a
larger number of voters than ever before par
ticipated la a primary election in this state, but
still less than half of those entitled to vote.
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The Douglas county democratic convention met In
the etty bail, with R. W. Patrick, chairman, and K.
P. Morearty, aecratary. AU the old war horaaa were
commissioned aa delegate a to either atate. con
gressional or Judicial oouventions.
The monthly report 0 City Physician Lsisenring
shows Ave fatal caaes of diphtheria and two of war
X XX Her and Gottlieb Stors have bought the
Baumana brewery from Mr a. Bauraann and will run
it under the firm name of mors 4k Ber.
Our worthy and popular city elerk. Colonel J. I
C Jewett, has been enjoying a vlalt from hla old
achool friend, C. B. Woioott. a dtteea of Chicago and
prominent on the Board of Trade there.
Haiti D. Prica. the electric girt, manlfegUd her
peculiar powera to an audience of about tut people,
three men sitting In single chair were lifted from
tle floor by her almply placing her open hand on
the back of the seat, and two strong in an ware
Utterly unable to hold a hickory stick two feet loos
after Miss Price, ha4 placed her handa upon the end
The mayor baa appointed John Baumes o. P
tuirht and William Dew to appraise damage for
changing the grade of lxard street
The War Tax.
The country as a whole will, as In all such
emergencies, sympathetically respond to the
president's plea for a special tax to raise $100,
000,000 to cover the tressury shortage due to
European war conditions, yet many clashes of
selfish business snd political Interests may be
expected before the legislative provision Is com
pleted. Already the house and senate are said
to be In disagreement ss to the framing of the
bill, which, of course, must originate In the
house, subject to amendment n the senate.
Also at the outset southern tobacco growers
are protesting against any tax on their prduct
snd are receiving some comfort, naturally, from
their representatives in congress. House and
Renate leaders are said to be agreed that an
extra levy on whisky might Impair present rev
enues. However, according to most reliable advices,
both whisky and tobacco ar likely to be In
cluded In the list of taxables, together with
beer, wines, gasoline, kodaks, proprietary soft
drinks, patent medicine preparations, legal doc
uments, deeds, mortgages, playing cards, rail
road and steamship tickets. Manifestly the tax
must come largely from our domestic revenues,
as the war shuts off the heaviest Importations.
Coffee, tea and perhaps sugsr may be Included
in the list, even though contrary to the plan
of making so-called luxuries bear the burden,
for coffee, tea and sugsr are staples on the
breakfast table, and taxes bit poor and rich
alike. Gasoline, so extensively used by auto
mobiles, is expected to yield large returns. These
taxes we may be sure, will for the most part
be shifted to the consumer no matter who pays
them in the first instance.
Regent George Coupland.
The most regrettable feature of our recent
primary Is the success of the stealthy conspir
acy engineered by the Lincoln down-town cam
pus promoters for the retirement of George
Coupland from the Board of University Regents
whose most useful member he hss proved to
Mr. Coupland Is a practical farmer posses
Ing pre-eminently the desirable qualifications of
fine education, highest culture, keen Intelli
gence, rare business ability and, above all, en
thusiastic devotion to the cause of higher educa
tion, and particularly agricultural education.
While occupying this purely honorary position
Mr. Coupland has given his time and! money gen
erously and lavishly and has Insistently labored
for loftier educational Ideals. Hla venial offense,
however, seems to have been In standing by an
unselfish conviction that the future of the uni
versity, and of the people of Nebraska, would be
best aubserved by consolidation on what is
known as the farm site a conviction expressed
unanimously by all six of the regents three years
ago and In unflinchingly standing by the con
viction as against pressure and threats of the
combination financially Interested In keeping
the university divided as It Is. Mr. Copeland Is,
therefore, the victim of his own self-sacrificing
devotion to the public service and the people of
Nebraska, especially the young men and women
finishing their education in the university and
agricultural college, are the losers.
So confident are we In the eventual triumph
of right over wrong that we firmly believe the
voters misled Into perpetrating this Injustice
will at no distant day realize their mistake and
attempt to correct It, for they will see that with
holding the deserved reward from a conscien
tious public servant like Mr. Coupland! cannot
fall to have a blighting effect upon our civic
It the Soldier of Fortune Obsolete t
That picturesque and fascinating figure
parading as the "soldier of fortune" seems to
have become suddenly obsolete. This dashing
hero of the story booka plainly does not fit in
with the modern rulne of so-called civilized) war
fare, which depends upon large bodies of men
and the latest mechanical slaughtering devices
The soldier of fortune we used to read about
was an adventurer who would rather fight than
eat or sleep, who belonged to no country, who
gathered around blm a company likewise
eager for dashing exploits, and attached him
self to some country at war with a neighbor
whose cause he might make his own with at
least a chance of booty and profit. The sol
dier of fortune now, however, would have
trouble were he to attempt to break into a
military machine constantly maintained fully
manned. New recruits are not put In charge
of regiments or companies, for positions of
command go to experienced otflcera trained for
the work, and the obscure rank of high private
does not tempt the adventurer. Bo we may
ae well make up our minds to forego the sol
dier of fortune's romantic experiences In the
present world war. If not forever and anon, and
to leave his fste for the future chiefly to the fic
Job of Church Management.
On opposite) pagee of a religious weekly ap
pear two articles on different subjects, though
a similar theme, by two prominent church offi
cials, one a layman, the other a clergyman.
Both contend that one of the serloua draw
backs of the church today la Its poor business
"Four-fifths or nine-tenths of Its energies
are lost by poor management, while not more
than 10 to 10 per cent of the members really
do anything to distinguish them," says the lay
man, while the minister makes this even mdre
aertoua criticism: ' "Of our twentieth century
church members about 10 per cent are a decided
help; S4 per cent are neutral, while the remain
ing 10 per oent are damaging to the welfare of
the church, Their spiteful, domineering spirit;
their narrow Jealousy, or their unfavorable re
putation to the community discourages other
member and retards outsiders from entering
Evidently there are a few traitors, ss well aa
merely laggards in camp. These strictures
might not I worthy of consideration If made by
noncharchmen, but coming as they do from
authorities within, mutt challenge the gravest
eoncern of the ehurch, while arresting the at
tention of the world. As we have said before.
It 1 hard, If not Impossible, to get and hold the
Interest of men In any enterprise that Is not
making good. The chief thing the church has
to do to raUy the world more nearly to lta
banners, Is te get waoUy on the outside of Its
Job and make good In a conspicuous manner.
What seems to be needed In church manage
ment Is a better combination of science and
sanctity. Evidently church members do not
put enough serious attention on the real busi
ness of the church. This Includes the spirit
ual side, of course, yet It is chiefly the outside
administration that Is under consideration. While
ao business concern would expect to succeed
with only 10 per cent of Its managers and em
ploye "a decjded help," it happens that the
same business men when put to the task of run
ning the church seem to lose much of their sys
tem and acumen. Is It a case of what is
everybody's business is nobody's business?
Well, there Is the psstor. But In this day of
highly complicated church organizations, one
within the other, no pastor is going to make a
success of his Job who attempts to do the preach
ing, the pastoral work and attend to the busi
ness management of the church. In future,
the lay writer auggests, there should be three
men trained and skilled as preacher, pastor
and business manager for every church. One
hopeful sign appears, namely, the church's
awakening to the situation.
From a current periodical we learn of the
successful Invention of what Is called an
"aerophor," which makes It possible for the
player of a wind Instrument to sustain any
tone of which his Instrument Is capable for
as long aa he may desire. The aerophor Is
described as a small bellows-like affair with a
thin rubber tube, and a reed mouthpiece,
through which a supply of air Is forced by foot
pressure. The air so supplied goes into the
mouth cavity, and is used to supply the Instru
ment, with the ordinary lip position lust the
same as If It were human breath. So the
aerophor Is not, we are assured, in any sense
a mechanical player, but simply an auxiliary
All glory to the Inventor of the aerophorl
But still more glory awaits the inventor who
will adapt It to the use of oratorical performers
as well as to wind Instrument players. What
has deprived the world of many a magic spell
binder hae not been lack of talent, but short
ness of breath. Only give our young Demos
theneses, sprouting In every farm, hamlet, vil
lage and city In the country, an auxiliary breath
supply that can be turned on by foot pressure,
and they will one and all talk themselves to
fame and fortune.
War Forces Simpler Fashions.
That even war has its compensations may
be gathered from the fashion decree that prom
ises to make bleached and unbleached white
stockings the correct style for the next ensuing
season. Making a virtue of necessity, the manu
facturer have decided that this is the easiest
way to worry along without the dyes and other
raw materials heretofore brought from Ger
many, but whose supply is now cut off. If We
can have simplified fashions for stockings, it
goes without saying that we can also have sim
plified fashions for' other varieties of wearing
apparel. Perhaps the war will force u to get
back to something more akin to the simple life,
not because of the agitation, but because no
other course la open.
The Telephone Wonder.
The wonders of the world are many, but
none more wonderful than the Invention by
which widely separated people converse freely
with one another Just as If they were in the
same room. Figures compiled to the first
of the present year give the number of tele
phonea in use throughout the world as 13,700,
000, of which 9,000,000, or 66 per cent of the
aggregate, belong to this country as against
4,000,000, or 2 7 per cent, belonging to Europe.
In this connection we are reminded the popula
tion of the United States is but 6 per cent of
the world's population, and less than 25 per cent
cent of that of Europe. We are further re
minded that New York City alone has more
telephones than Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Neth
erlands, Norway and Switzerland put together;
Chicago has more than France, and Philadelphia
more than all of Austria. It Is no secret, either,
that Omaha, for Its population, has a telephone
development exceeded by mighty few cities.
An Historic Emergency Capital.
The place Bordeaux, the temporary French
capital, holds In history Is distinctly that of an
emergency seat of government. As Burdlgala
In ancient times. It was the capital of the Bltu
rlges Vlvlsct, then under Emperor Hadrian be
came the capital of Aqultanla Secunda, and next
of the Duchy of Guienne. It was the seat of the
splendid court of Edward the Black Prince and
during the French revolution the principal headr
quarters of the Girondists. It retained lta offi
cial prominence until after the Franco-Prussian
war, when, In 1S71, It entertained the first sit
ting of the National Assembly.
Bordeaux's claim to distinction, therefore,
rests exclusively upon neither its wines nor ite
culture, for both of which It Is famous. For It
Is the source of the choicest French viands and
the center of great art galleries, libraries, cathe
drals and schools and yet In addition to these
and its emergency capital fame, it Is one of the
Important industrial cities of the country, be
cause of its extensive and varied manufacturing
The Washington Post finds the only sur
cease from the spirit of war on the sporting
page of the dally paper, where the prince of
peace rules supreme. But If the writer could
peep within the troubled souls of some of the
magnates paying princely salaries against the
constantly diminishing gate receipts he might
get another Idea of the dominant thought In the
base ball mind.
The modern notion of a solemn treaty obli
gation la about the same as the ancient notion
of It. 80 long as the operation of the treaty Is
advantageous, live up to It scrupulously, but
wheel Its observance becomes burdensome find
a flaw In it or repudiate It altogether.
One democratic editor Is afraid state Issues
will be overlooked In this year's campaign In
Nebraska. When the time comes It will be the
democrats eagerly trying to get away from atate
Issues and appealing for votes in endorsement
of the national admlnlstratlon-
I.ondon haa 20,0") chauffeurs.
Ulster heavily exports grass teed.
Jamaica sells many oranses in England
Vancouver, B. C, now hss 807,381 peo
There are 1,229,565 farm workers la Eng
India will try rrowlns cotton on a large
F.nsland has 1,392,43 domestic Indoor ser
vants. Australia ia to have atate Insurance of
Brltlnh Columbia Is successfully grow-
Sheffield, Rnaland, bricklayers make IS
centa an hour.
There are 1S.218 factories In Canada. 1.000
or tnem in Ontario.
Kangaroo farming Is a very Important
industry or Australia.
There Is a llshthouse every fourteen
miles along the Ena-llsh coast
Canada's 191 S exports to the United
Biatea were valued at l7,110,Mt
In twenty-five years S43.KU persons have
been Killed In India by anakeblte.
Canada haa twenty-four chartered banks
wnn aggregate capital of llltSSl.4.
EnglUh cotton manufacturing Induatrlee
empioy 6-J,-0 persona, to per cent women.
Ireland In 1SU Imparted bicycles valued
ai ife,wg and motorcyclea valued at 1286.
Britain's postoffloe annually tinAta
over 1,296,000,000 letters and nearly 1.000,000
Forty thouaand dollara war an in
England on the production of a single
moving- picture mm.
Ireland haa I4.S69 landholders having
plote not exceeding an afire, 0,730 who
hold over one acre and not more than
five acres; lM,t90 under fifteen acres and
JSfl.owl not exceeding thirty acres.
FACTS ON FOREIGNERS.
Tunis has m miles of railway.
Portugal contains 117, S91 eowa.
There are 1.4JS dairies In Sweden.
Ceylon has 00,000,000 cocoanut tree.
Copenhagen domestics have a Union.
Italy'a annual revenue Is 512,800,000.
Natural gaa haa been discovered
Spain has a heavy percentage of blind
Tasmania's 191J Imports were valued at
Sweden ia extracting fuel oil from ehale
Denmark haa 7,323 acres planted to
Cuba'a 1914 suffer crop la eatlmated at
Sweden last year produced 1,533,870,352
pounds of milk.
Cotton growing- Is being developed ex
tensively In Turkey.
Hong Kofr laat year Imported S9(30.790
gallons of kerosene. '
Bolivia's pavilion at San Francisco ex
position will cost 122,000.
Korea last year produced 70,151 pounda
of ginseng, valued at $136,309.
Federated Malay atatea in June ex
ported 2,808 tone of plantation rubber.
Turkey last year aent 181,226 worth of
attar of roses to the United Statee.
w1 tier land apends more on relief of
the poor than does any other country.
Holland herring catch for five months
of 1914 la eatlmated at 2,709.080 pounds.
Egypt in the first three months of 1914
Imported 1630,000 worth of agricultural
Bombay now haa about 1.000,000 popu
lation, 7 per cent living in one-room tene
menta and hovels.
IN OTHER CITIES.
New Tork has 100,000 cloakmakers.
Philadelphia has one suicide dally.
Philadelphia haa 800,000 school children.
St. Louis thieves stole 600 motor ears
Los Angeles hopes to soon secure a big
New York muat pay 8228,129,121 for all
Its existing and planned subwsys.
New York's munlcloat debt limit ia
!,985,991.30; net debt. 1764,533,787.14.
Philadelphia vacant lot cultivators last
year reaped crops valued at 138,000.
St. Louis business firms claim lam
Increases In trade In the laat fiscal year.
Chicago In 1910 contained 3.03S Prennh
S.5M Greeks, 63,966 Irish and 10.SOS Scotch.
Cleveland has a Play a-rounda ln.tltnt
to train teachers to teach children to
Cleveland contains Isnd sold at 40
an acre In 1792. now valued at 170 a square
Philadelphia Postal savtnss bank de
posits total KJl.OOO. New Tork haa 14.400..
000 on deposit.
Stonlngton. Conn., haa relahr.to4 tk-
lmth anniversary of the battle of Stnnina-.
ton In the Revolution.
Chlcaao In 1910 contained lins Am.
triana, 182,29 German a, 28,aj Huns, 13,784
Russians and 45.169 Italians.
New York may be oomoelled to deatmv
200 tons of old police records for want
of a rlaee In which to store them.
The International Electrical exposition
which Spain planned to hold at Bmrcalona
neit year haa been postponed to 1917 and
will be broadened in its soope.
Philadelphia Preaa It la evliUnt ty.t
the President feela he cannot isaue a
neutrality proclamation ajiy too often.
Washington Star: Austria's efforte
discipline Servla la not the first reform
movement to get away beyond its original
Detroit Pre Preaa: The war demon.
strates that eouratr Is not a matter of
race, creed or nationality. All human
belnaa have It In a crista
Kanaaa City Ttmee: German ma
acquire eome territory as the result of
toe present war, but It would be cheaper
to Pay tx.000 aa acre for it
New York World; There la comnanm.
tlon for friendship and, commerce la that
the war which pushes Euroue fur a tim.
further awsy from us la to bring South,
St. Paul Dispatch: Feonla wha hii.
that monarchy and militarism are at
atake In the great war may wonder how
thta can be, whan either Germany or
Kuaale muat win out.
Boston Transcript: If it war r.
the fact that we don't want t km
cold water on Baltimore's celebration we
would remind her that the words at the
Star Spangled Banner were written to
the tune of a Genua a drinking aong.
A woman's reputation and her com
plexion are usually what she makes them.
What has become of the old-fsshioned
preacher who wore a coat as long aa his
Many a fine blacksmith has been epoiled
bee a nee. a fond mother Imagined he bad
Half the world owes money It can't
pay. And the other half has money owed
it that It can't collect.
Nowadays the quirk are the speedy
pedestrians and the dead are those who
are too slow to dodge automobiles.
It doesn't take long to tell a men what
you think of him, but It often takes sev
eral weeks to recover from the effects.
A man Imagines that he Is as brave as
a woman. But did you ever hear of a
man who married a woman to reform
Old Castor Oil and Old Smallpox are
not very popular. But they do not stsnd
around ssloons and srgue religion and
Any married man can tell you that
there len t anything very gentle about
"women'a gentle touch" when she wants
a wad of change.
When a woman has sense enough to
make her husband Imagine that he la
having hla own way, they are not going
to do much fighting.
The mutt that complains that his wife
can't cook like his mother used to cook
never thinks of marrying an old women
with his mother's experience.
Some bluffers are a nuisance. But
there Is always room for the bluffer who
ia always bragging how prosperous he Is
and how well the world Is using him.
Our Idea of a 50-50 break Is when
mother and father both get their com
plexions out of a bottle, and one applies
It externally and the other internally.
I haven't seen it done yet. but some of
these days a smooth-faced man In going
to get up in a street car and give his
seat to a woman who haa a mustache.
The old-fashioned man who would ah are
hla last crust with his wife now haa a
son who balks at sharing his last cigar
ette with the partner of his Joys and sor
Of course no husband and no wife
would admit it. But If husbands and
wives were absolutely frank with each
other that they would not live together
You are always envying other men and
Imagining that they get all the breaks,
But the fact is that there are mighty
few men who are not disappointed at
least once an hour. Cincinnati Enquirer.
SECULAR SHOTS AT PULPIT.
Pctrolt Frre Tre?: A rhlladplrhlt
roctor Mames tlie late J. P. Morgan fot
the war In Europe. Nfraan should have
lived longer and prevented It, we pre
sume. Kansas City Journal: Thrre Is a good
deal of uncertainty yet as to whether God
and the Germans mill win. or whether
God and the British, God and the French,
God and the Belgians, etc.. will be too
strong for them.
Washington Herald: t'p to date the
clergy have done their full share toward
fomenting bitter feeling over the war.
Rev. Dr. Parkhurst particularly. If the
president's appeal for a strict observance
of neutrality is to be dlsresarded in the
pulpits, where may we expect It to be
New York World: Two Massachusetts
preachers who went on "the road" aa
tramps to get the hobo's point of view
received their best treatment, contrary to
their expectation, from well-to-do persons
rather than from working people. Men
who have to work for their dally bread
may he supposed to have scsnt sympathy
for those who shirk that duty.
Houston Post: A Houston' minister
says: "God and Satan head two great
armies operating in the world." We are
on the Lord's side every time, but are
bound to admit the Intrepidity, skill and
determination of the enemy. Every branch
of hla army seems to be pushing- hostlli
tlea effectively, with the exception of the
republican party, which we have suc
ceeded in throwing into the greatest disorder.
OUR DEAR ONES.
A Michigan woman haa patented a
churn that la operated by one foot with
A new bracket to hold a broom clear
of a floor Is provided with a lock to
A lantern that projects magnified by a
microscope upon an easily examined
screen haa been Invented In London.
Bird boxes of concrete are said to be
Just as Inviting to the birds as those of
wood, and easier and cheaper to make.
Shears with their handles extended to
one side have been Invented to enable a
person to follow a pattern more closely.
An English patent covers a process for
rolling hollow steel bars from ingots that
are drilled and their cavities filled with
heat resisting sand.
Falae bottoms for swimming- tanks,
raised by motor operated windlasses, have
been patened for the quick rescue of per
sons Injured while swimming.
In Bohemia there has been Invented a
process to mature beer and make it ready
for use In from eight to twelve days. In
stead of the usual three months.
The rim of a new bath tub la tubular
and so connected with the hot water pipe
aa to be warmed almost to the same tem
perature as the water It contains.
Fireproof shingles have been produced
through the Instrumentality of R. E.
Prince of the United States forestry pro
ducts laboratory, at Madison, Wis.
By suspending a pneumatio tire between
a larger solid rubber tire and the hub of
a wheel, a Wisconsin Inventor haa devel
oped a tire that cannot be punctured.
Experiment are under way ia England
with a compound rail for street railways,
the worn portions of which can be re
placed without disturbing the roadbed.
A German scientist has Invented a pro
cess using superheated steam for treat
ing sewage sludge to remove lta fatty
acids and increase Us value as fertiliser.
As a substltue for red in danger signals,
which Is the color less eaatly distinguished
by the color blind, experts have advo
cated Clue Circles mm wiue youuw run.
A shipping tag that Is expected to re
main on the packasw to Which it Is at
tached is provided with four eyelets
through which the wrapping twine is Interlaced.
RAISING THE WIND.
Indianapolis News: Tax on soft drinks,
ehT That'll be an awful Wow to the
near beer camps.
Boston Tranaoript: As a shock absorber
this war certainly has proven a godsend
to the Underwood tariff.
Baltimore American: Congress would
rather war-tax people than practice
economy In the expenditure or pumic
Washington Star: The failure of the
income tax to provide expected revenues
emphasises the proverbial unreliability of
Wall Street Journal: Stamp tax on
stocks and bonds, with congress doing all
It can to prevent their Issue, will hardly
bring In much revenue.
Pittsburgh Dispatch: A war tax on
soft drinks is talked about. The govern
ment experts who have been defining
whisky and wlnea will now have a chance
to define what Is a soft drink.
Philadelphia Press: From no official
quarter, however, comes any suggestion
that one way to meet the deficiency in
revenues would be to pare down super
fluous sppropriatlons or make any move
whatsoever toward the practice of that
economy in administration, so solemnly
promised In the latest democratic na-!
Houston Post: Consreaemaa Martin
Dtea announces that he favors a gradu
ated Inheritance tax and an Increase In
the Income tax rather than an advance
In the tariff. In order to relieve the pres
ent financial condition of the govern
ment. That view aa to methods of rais
ing taxes for the support of the govern
ment is steadily gaining In Bopularttv
In thia oountry. though we deem it hardly
prooaoie uat lb a reseat cens-reaa win
beautiful gown you
'.'.V. you ,ve money to your wife?"
No, sir. I have no bad habits what
ever. -Minneapolis Journal."
"Then your wife didn't enjoy her trip t
No; the minute she saw that rushing
water she began to wonder if ahe hadn't
come away from home and left a faucet
running." Pittsburgh Post.
Mrs. Bacon-Thls paper says that China
has no forests.
Mrs. Earbert Well, where In the world
t.he""or """ iro I" house-cleaning
Mr. Crisscross Pass ma the butter,
Miss Keatherbone-Wlth all my heart
-Puck CrMnly th8 butter' P'ease.
Mrs. Flatte-DId you see the doctor
about your Indigestion today?
Mr. Flatte Yes.
'vld h.e. .?slL yo," to lve un anything?"
"les; $2."-Yonkers Statesman.
Marie That'a a
Mollyr you know that lace is forty
TlM-BltsThat 7 Mk U JrourBelf7-
"And where did William go after the
battle of Hastings, Mary?"
"He took the first train to London."
"W hy, Mary, you know those people
didn't have trains in those dava."
"It save so in the history hook. Miss
Brown It says he marched upon Ixindon
with hla train" I Tnfi ti,t v ',,.-..,-
"Wife, whst does the doctor say about
"He thinks there Is nothing rad'c-ullv
wrong. Still, complications may arise, so
I guess I'll spend month at the sea
Hhore to be on the safe side." Louisville
The Customer These arand ooera
phonograph records are no good. I can't
get anything out of half of them.
The Malesman They are our finest
schlevement. You ran never tell when
thsse records will sing. They're so tem
peramental. London Opinion.
The Young Bride I didn't accept Jim
the first time he proposed.
Miss Rvvsl (sltehtlv envious T know
you didn't, dear.
The Young Bride How do you know?
Miss Ryvsl You Weren't there. London
UNDER ONE CE0SS.
.Tub nnl.Ma fh. v411-va f
Island there was a large common grave,
in which French and German soldiers
were burled together In their uniforms.
A large mound marked thia site. Here
Dull. t V, A vIIIdm.. k.J ..I . . ,1
hewn crosses. From "A Story of the
Under one cross and In one srave
They sleep, the valiant and the brave,
No line of race nor mark of creed,
Nor of what country or what breed
For thus the battle gives us back
The debris and the human rack.
Commingling in one common dust
Under one cross of love and trust
Now sing the rivers where they died.
A requiem of wave and tide
As sweet for German as for French
No hate, no strife no way to tell
v nai country claimed this hero s birtA
Or for what land this brave boy fell
Under one cross in God's green earth.
The Teuton eagle here entwines
The triple color of the land
That pours its blood again like wines
Red bubbling through the ruddy sand:
And Gaul no longer leers with hate
At Union they have passed the gat
Of conflict and division here.
And life lets fall one common tear
1 mler one cross to see them lie
With voiceless lips, with sightless eye.
Under one cross the legions rest
In one green grave, above them prest
The turf that knows not each from other,
Hut holds them ail in tnst great bond
That blnda the brother unto brother
In rent eternal and the dream
Beyond the battle'a roar and gleam-
Old foemen death hath turned so fond.
The hills lift heads of blue above
This common grave; the soft winds love
To whlspor to tne grass their lay
Of beauty all the live-long day;
And here the footstep or tne years
Shall paaa and all the ampler spheres
Of action tremble, while they sleep
Under one cross oh, piteous heap!
The Baltimore Sun.
THE LADS OF LIEGE.
"Horum omnium fortlsstmt sunt Bel
gae." Caesar's Commentaries.
The lade of IJege. beyond our eyes
They lie where beauty'a laurels be
With lada of old Thermopylae
Who stayed the atormlng Persians.
The lads of Liege, on glory's field
They clasp the hands of Roland's men.
Who lonely faced the Saracen
Meeting the dark Invasion.
The lada the deathless lads of Liege,
They blason through the living world
Their land the little land that hurled
"Now make ua room, now let us pass;
Our monarch suffers no delay.
To stand in mighty Caesar's way
Beseems not Lilliputians."
"We make no room you shall not paaa,
For freedom aaya your monarch nayl
And we have stood in Caesar's way
Through freedom's generatlona.
"And here we stsnd till freedom fall
And Caesar cry, ere we succumb,
Once more his horum omnium
Fortissiml sunt Belgae."
The monarch roara an Iron laugh
And cries on God to man hla guns;
But Belgian mothers bore them sons
Who man the souls within them:
They bar his path, they hold their pass,
They blaze in glory of the Gaul
Till Caesar crit-s again "of all
The bravest are the Belgians!
O lads of Llcge, brave lads of Uega,
Your aoula through glad Elysium
Oo ohanting: horum omnium
CortuMiml sunt Bebxael
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