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THE OMAHA SUNDAY 13KK: JANUAUV 17. 1915.
THE OMAHA SUNDAX DEE
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Thought for the Day
SlctJ b? Rt. WJUt P. King
I only pray that through th common day of
this, tny life, tinetatingly may $teal
Into m aching heart ttraint that lhall htlp
to heal ilt long borne pain;
To lijt th thought i from tlfani vxtrlaly gain
And fill th lift with harmoni divin.
Wanted A volunteer to unscramble this
Perhaps a shop-early-sJ-l-the-year-rcuad cam
paign talgbt help the (trap-banker a bit'
That $600,000 real estate deal looks lite
confidence In Omaba'e future. "
Turkey seeing to fight better on land than
en the water. But then the turkey sever pre
tended to be a water fowl. v
The Immigration bill conferees hayeftrtckea
from the measure the clause barring all per
sons of "constitutional psychopatMo Inferior
Ity," thus , relieving .Immigration. Inspectors of
the perils of brain fag.
"Plutocracy is braying again," declare Sec
retary Bryan In bis Common. ex. The demo
cratic donkey evidently want It understood that
It la against all monopolies except the monopoly
on braying, which it claims for Itself. , '
Through bl personal organ the senator In
sists that his bill Is not Intended to embarrass
the president. Of course not It Is designed
merely to slap bis cabinet chief In the faoe
Such Is democratic politic In our great and
growing prairie state.
Fourteen million dollars Is the estimated
value of the food, clothing and other supplies
sent by the people of the United States to the
innocent victims of war In Belgium. A 'nation
more fortunate than all others In Its abundance
has warrant for pardonable pride In Its prompt
response to misfortune's call.
The Turks have taken the Persian town of
Tabrls! Carry the news to W. Morgan Bhuster.
Tabriz is the Russianized town where wis
batched ' the conspiracy which stopped the
Americanization ofvthe land of the Kajars. The
chief effect of the change of rulers Is substitut
ing the scimitar for the common sword.
Last Tuesday the great crowds which ate
tended the funeral of the grandson of Garibaldi
In Rome shouted and cheered for war. Two
days later the whole city was humbled ln the
,dust of an appalling national calamity. The two
events are not remotely related, but they serve
to illustrate how short Is the span from cheers
Publicity for Contingent Tee Contract.
The enactment ,of workmen's compensation
Jaws to provide a method of taking care of In
jured workmen without resort to. litigation Is
focusing attention upon the remnant of the evil
partially abated by this legislation, namely, the
contlngent-fe contract by which lawyers make
.themselves partners with their clients in dam
age cases. The constant abuse of the contingent
fee is so flagrant and notorious that the demand
Is raised in, many quarters for its abolition.
Here, for example, Is the conclusion in the Lin
coln Ptar in an onslaught on "ambulance chas
ers" and "percentage" lawyers:
Ft seems certain that the enactment ot a law for
btWlng the conduct of eases for contingent fee would
tnd to dlmlnUh the volume of litigation. If antra
court, out of sympathy for thla das of lawyers, does
not nullify the law.
Now, The Bee has no sympathy whatever for
holdup lawyers, yet at the same time it realises
that In numerous cases helpless litigants would
be completely deprived of their rights if they
could not engage lawyer on contingent, or
would Lave to put up with the services of shy
sters w illing to take their cases for the pittance
the could afford to pay. What we contend,
however, Is that secrecy in the contingent-fee
buMness leads to imposition, and that no contingent-fee
contract should be blading until sub
Piltted to the court for -approval or revision,
in J made a part of the record whether the cane
ever sets into court or not. If the reputable
wers were keenly alive to their Own inter
ims, we ttliove ttey.would lnilst on some such
'.. fiiaure of protection for vindication of their
yrof'.-selou, as well as of themselves.
Italy's Isolation ia Misfortune.
Italy does not sit alone In Its sorrow for the
victims of the great earthquake disaster, for the
pympathy of all nations goes ont to the suffer
ers. But Italy does find itself In a rather pe
culiar position, as Indicated by King Victor
Emanuel's reply to President "Wilson's proffer
of assistance. Because of other conditions that
now prevail, Italy cannot officially accept suc
cor from any nation. Thla attitude Is deemed
essential to the preservation of strict neutrality
required. The situation present a strange con
trast to the circumstances attending the rescue
work that followed the cataclysm at Messina,
There Germans led the way, and In the work
British, French and United States war vessels
took part. Not one of these but would cheer
fully assist as far as possible at this time, but
the exigency of war prevents. However, noth
ing exists to Interpose obstacle to private aid,
and this will undoubtedly be forthcoming.
America is well able and equally willing to help.
Nebraska's Solid Achievements
United States senators devoted little time
to presenting to the world some established facts
concerning Nebraska In the course of a debate
on the effects of prohibition. Similar facts and
figures were marshalled twenty-five years ago,
by the editor of The Bee, In the campaign upon
the prohibition amendment then submitted, and,
therefore, does not come with the force ot nov
elty. , The showing Is highly satisfactory, so far
as It goes, but Nebraska' has other worthy things
to be proud of, and confidently challenges com
parison at any time with any state. -
For example, Nebraska has a patriotic and
wide-awake citlxenshlp, as shown by the active
participation of the people In politics, local,
state and national. Nebraskans are publio
splrlted, too, as will be found on visiting any ot
the many thriving towns that dot the prairies
of the state w to ere every evidence of advance
jn' methods of public administration may be
seen. No state In the union surpasses Nebraska
la intelligence and enlightenment, the percent
age of Illiteracy reported by the United States
bureau of education for several decade being
the least shown In the United 8tatek Religion
la fostered and every sect or denomination has
Its devoted followers and Is active In Its' field.'
Intellectually and spiritually, Nebraska invites
observation. ... . ..
' It Is only natural that a people, so bucaly em
ployed In other regards should be energetic In
depeloplng material resources. Industrious and
prudent, the people of Nebraska are essentially
prosperous. For a scors of years the farms ot
the state have produced a total ot wealth aver
aging half a billion of dollars annually. To this
should be added the .output of Its factories and
workshops, insignificant, perhaps, alongside the
farm' wealth, but mounting high Into the mil
lions each year. , From any angle, Nebraska Is
good to look upon, and a continual source of
pride to Its people. ' '
V . Business in Charity.
Th Saturday Evening Post hits a- nail on
the head when it declares that some so-called
charities do not deserve support because, al
though their Intentions may bs tolerably honor
able, their objects are not wise and their man
agement Is poor. System Is as necessary as
sympathy In charity work. System lrt charily
means .business. methods to mats reasonably
sure that money contributed reaches the In
tended object and does the Job. Business meth
ods are necessary In charity, sot only to keep
out Impostors and conserve the charity fund for
the worthy, but also to avoid creating new and
sometimes worse evil than those cured. The
charity society or Institution that fails or re
fuses to furnish those who support It with a
full and intelligible financial accounting, and
an understandable exhibit of results achieved, is
either operating on a mistaken basis, or ie Itself
an Imposition for the benefit, as the Post Inti
mates, not of, the unfortunate, but of the payroll
people In charge. '
Outgrown Clothe i.
Nebraska building and loan associations are
bulging out of the clothes cut for them by the
law-makers ot sixteen years ago. . -
The first law enacted In 1891 was designed
for Infant Institutions threatened with strangu
lation by robUBt concerns bearing similar names
and operating from other states. It served Its
purpose well and made possible the progress of
The present law enacted In 1S99 preserved
the essential features of the original law, but
broadened along lines whloh experience de
manded. At the close of 1898, eighteen months after
the original act went into effect, the aggregate
resources ot Nebraska associations were 11,802,
000, In round numbers. In 100, following a
succession of lean years, the total resources were
1 3,6 97,000. The rpan of development to June,
1914. la measured by resources of 137,118,000,"
representing the investments and loans pf 75,
Many serious problems have grown ont ot
the astonishing expansion of these Institutions
In fifteen years, most of them solved without
retarding the business.' But the chief problem
springs from the law Itself, which In both the
original and the revised acts restricted the num
ber of shares in one name to 18,000. This limi
tation was deemed ample at the time, and was a
factor ot much Importance In preventing monop
oly ot ownership. It has worked ,a hardehlp,
however, in preventing loans of more than
16,000 on a given property in an individual or
corporate name Loans tor largtar sums have
been negotiated through the shareholdings of
two or more persons, but their legality has been
questioned. The necessity ot removing the
doubtful legality of these loans Is recognised tn
the last report of the secretsry of the State
Banking department, who recommends remedial
action by the legislature.
It must be apparent that the law of 1899
fitted to the meager business ot associations at
. that time, needs recanting in some particulars to
meet the needs of a tenfold development. Greater
freedom in loaning power will broaden their
field of usefulness, Insure greater competition la
the loea market, encourage enterprise and facil
itate the employment, ot home money la home
r TTCTom nosnwATiB.
TO GATHER material for ths talk about my father
I had promises; a make at the annual banquet
of the Nebraska Rtate Historical Society, and
which I denominated "The Oeneala of a Journalist."
I browsed aft-aln through the dlarlea which he kept In
his youth before the war, Vnd during the' war and
after his location here In Omaha. When Edwerl
Roaewater landed In this country with his parents
and small brothers and slaters on Chrtatniaa day tn
WM, direct from a little village In Bohomla. with only
the schooling then available to a lt-year-old boy, no
ona could poaalbly have seen In Mm the man who was
later to rank among the foremoat Journalists of th
country and to exerclae a notable Influence In the
molding of a great state. Tet In these diaries may
be found Indubitable proof that from, the outset he
poaaeaaed the faculty of obaervatlon, the apprecia
tion of news values and, the descriptive abilities,
which are essential to the maklnr of a newapepnr
For example, durlns a vacation trip home from
the south In 18SS, (the boy who five years before did
not know a. single word of English, wrote this account
of the unveiling of the Perry monument, which took
place in Cleveland September 10, of that year.
"It being the annlveraary of the battle of Com
modore Perry on sikm Erie, this day was selected
for the Inauguration of the monument. Thousands
were hurrying; to the city frdm all parts of the
state, and from other state. Early- In the morning
1 w-ent to enempment.'whre large crowds were as
sembled. The drilling of the companies, music,'
cleaning of cannons, saddling of boraes," etc., tccu
pled till 10 a. tn., when they all formed into a' body
and marched out The companlee were: Providence,
dresaed In scarlet, with bearskin caps; then Doda
wotth's New Tork band: Buffalo, in -tine white
pantaloons, bine coat, bearskin caps; Erie, etc.; the
Cleveland light Guards under Captain Panford,
who had around him' a lot of flowera.
' "At the corner of Brie and Euclid w took our
stand, and the different societies passed by the
Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights Templars, Eons of
Malts, the German Turners and grand lodges of all
societies; then tha soldiers of S8I2, and ahead ' of
them the soldiers of the battle of Lake Erie; a sail
ing vessel manned with sailors of 181S carriage
of the marshal of tha day, governor of Ohio and
governor of Rhode Island. We stood there till
1 o'clock, end then . went downtown. The square
and all streets leading downtown were on lmmenae
crowd of people. I . went up as far to Ilia enclosure
f the squar as I eooid get, and stood there about
tw hours until the prooeselon entered the square.
"Buch crowds never wire seen In Cleveland;
. trees, houses and windows were one solid mass of
people. The statue was covered with United States '
flags, and- the platform waa occupied by distin
guished lad lea and gentlemen, some related to Com-
. mod ore Perry, the speakers of the day, and around .
It were th Masons who performed the rites of the
eocasloTt. The oration was pronounced by Hon.
Georre Bancroft., the historian, - but I could not
bear's word of It At last the statue was unveiled
by th speaker, and such cheers and reports of jruns
were rmvar' heard before on, that square. It was
beautiful to ses the proud figure tn the statu ef
th commodore bendtag to one side, an anchor at
his feet Ilk th great hero, with two sailor boys,
on en each side, and wreath of vergreens with the
Inscription, Tlattl on La Erin, September 10. 1813."
It looked se triumphant, as tf to say, CT have met
the enemy and they are ours.'
'Th peopl dispersed In all directions to go
down to lk EH a to witness the mook , battle.
"When th battl was' at. Its height I went out on
th d oak to witness It Thousands of people bad
gathered th th ghor as far as the eye could reach.
Twelv sailing vessels were representing the Amer
ican and English Teasels, and firing broadsides at
ach other . with empty cannons. On man was
drowned down near th depot His cap had dropped
Into th water and be Jumped after It I went
born about 8 o'clock. ' Th rail cars were so crowded
Z could not get en, so walked home." -
As ninstratlng his quickness ef perception and
grasp ef essentials, her ts hi pen picture of Jeffer
son Davis, whom he saw th first tlm In January,
1861 as th train stopped a few moments at Stevenson,
Ala., wber he waa en th Job as th railway telo
"Jeff Davis passed her. Tall and straight;
walks eaey and rapid; light hair and beard, Inter
mingled with gray. Very lean, book nose, fair com
plexion, sharp bin eyes, looks very milch la humor.
Talked to him by accident" .
On another occasion my father wrot out a speech
delivered by Paris there, breathing fiery secession
Snd defiance te th north, whloh was transmitted to
th newspapers, and created a small sensation. After
he had com to Omaha he supplied news correspon
dence to papers bark east His diary description of
ths ground-breaking of th Union Pacific la partlcu-,
laxly graphics He never, however, had any Idea of
taking up Journalism as a permanent career until h
discovered himself actually In It by ths founding of
Ths Bee, originally Intended as a campaign sheet for
free distribution for a few weeks, but whos en
thnstastlo reception soon convinced Mm that tt an
swered a popular demand and oould achlev a lasting
success. ' ,
An exploration Into th ballot prepared for th
election of th Commercial club directors last week
wfU botnp Into some nnsolvabla mysteries. ' The
names are supposed to b arranged by groups with
notations of th business Una represented, as, for ex
ample, "bankers," "profailova." "manufacturers,"
"retail trade." But I find an architect listed as a
"manufacturer,' and an undertaker as a "retailer."
No doubt an undertaker usually takes over on cus
tomer at a tlrue, although not unwilling to do busi
ness wholesale, but If an architect dees not belong to
a profession as much as an attorney, o dentist, or
a physician, lay conception of axclilteutur taunt be
distorted. I wonder under what heading tha club'a
election commissioners who made up th ballot would
have placed a sculptor or an artist In oil? Would
he be a "retailer" or a "commission dealer?" I
notice also that ths laundrymeo ar Hated as "manu
facturers." presumably manufacturers of cleanllnsea,
which being next to godliness, should entitle them to
separate and special consideration.
As compared with th Jast sesaion. the bill
hopper at Lincoln has so far shown only bait
speed. This Is not by way of complaint, but of
About a score of prominent dttsena met In the
rooms of th first National bank to take up th
Chamber of Commerc building project Among thoa
present wer P. C. Hlmebaugh, H. T. Clark. Herman
Kountse. B. B. Wood, J. A. Haines. W. w. Marsh.
P. E. Ilex. Joecph Garneau, C. W. Hamilton, Max
Meyer and C. Y, Goodman. A committee on proposal
alte was constituted consisting of H. T. Clark, J. C.
Collins and P. C. Hlmebaugh. (
Th Western Hor and Cattle company has elected
the officers: President. Henry Pundt; vie president,
Edmund Peycke; treasurer. Max Meyer; secretary,
Charles E. Burmelster; managing director, Ernest
Earlier Canipbsll's masterpiece, "The Galley
Slave," pleased an euthustnrtlo au.linc at tha Boyd.
Th thermometer this rooming registered U de
grees below aero.
Th street company has Just received a l4t of
ctlulotd checks to tak th pla- of tickets which
aav been Ij4 bo soag.
Tr. Yaaar alumna of Ornate and Council Bluffs
at a meeting at th resldenc of A. J. Poppieton ar
rangea to siv a ballad matinee soon In each city
for the benefit of the Vasxar educational fund. Mrs
M. E. Itey, the soloist of ths occasion waa expected
tn Omalia soon to be the guest of her slater, Mr.
TTJR5 OF TEE TIDE.
Philadelphia Ledger: The business men
are seeing a great boom In trade, due to
the demand of Enron for goods of all
kinds, sn1 a great boom at home because
of the fruition of the plana of the farm
ers to raise food enough not only for
home consumption but to supply warring
Europe. x ,
Springfield Republican: A demand for
building material In 1915 greater than In
any year In the last seven was the con
fident prediction of the president ot a
big brick company at a dinner In New
York ths other day of men representing
Interests which handle t1MJ.OOB.000 worth of
building material annually In the city.
Other speakers were siso optimistic. The
turn of the Jane seems to be In sight.
' New York Times: If we do not thrive
It is because we are not equal to the oc
casion, and Americans who do not ac
cept gooi business are In uch a minority
that they do not count Our bankers, our
manufacturers, our traders should take
off their coats and get busy without
waiting for the skies to drop larks or for
government to do something lor them
In the way of buying ships or passing
mors laws. . .
Pittsburgh Dispatch: ' The optimism
that has predicted that with the turn of
the year there would be a marked turn
ia the industrial and business situation
appears in a-fair way of verification sc
rolling to reports appearing In our neww
columns. Orders amounting to $3j0oo,OriO
worth of steel products received Within
the last ten days by one corporation,
preparations for renewed activity among
the mills along the Monongahela and Al
legheny valleys and. In other Industries
speak for themselves. Nor are these
orders exclusively for the war sone, al
though Pittsburgh is profiting largely
In that wsy. Inquiries from the west and
orders from Australia indicate a world
wide scope which Justifies the prlmlse
that we are on the eve of a substantial
revival of prosperity.
QUADTT BITS OF LIFE.
In the home of an old German who died
In Davenport, Wash., ther has been
found a Bible 219 years old and a set ot
silver dating back to 1733. Both of them
will be sold at auction.
' Johnson Is the commonest nam In Chi
cago, and Smith the commonest name in
New York City, Philadelphia, Boston,
Cleveland, Buffalo and Pittsburgh.
Because th. only barber tn Dakota.
Minn., to very fond of hunting, James
Dalrympla had to travel more than eighty
miles to Minneapolis to be shaved. For
tha last seven weeks the barber shop has'
been closed. '
Justice ot the Peace George B. Pfelfer
of Alton. Mo., celebrated his fiftieth birth
day recently by reducing the price for
marriage ceremonies from p to tl and
by offering to give every bridegroom a
Some of the cheap lodging bouses In
London are called "penny sltupa." They
provide mere benches with wooden baoks.
Each lodger places his arms on the
back of the bench before .him and then,
resting his head on his arms, tries to
sleep, 1 .
Every Russian soldier engsged against
the Austrtana or the .Germans carries on
his person an ikon' or sacred picture,
which Is supposed to guard him against
th bullets of the enemy. Every Russian
general departing for the front has been
presented with an 'ikon solemnly blessed
by a priest or bishop.
In Danville, Pa., two men. in digging
fern roots on an Island below that town,
unearthed an Iron : box, lncrusted with
rust, and having every appearano of
having lain there for many years. On
breaking open th box It was found to
contain sliver coins worth $17,000. Th
coins wer of Mexican and Spanish' coln
sgs. Th find has revived old traditions
or the Island having been a hiding plact
frequented by Captain Kldd. ' '
SIGNS OF PROGRESS.
Th first Chines t'ally newspaper In
New York City has mad Its Initial ap
pearance and Is printed entirely by elec
tric power. '
Th municipal Board of Health of Ma
nila has passed an ordinance requiring
that all buildings erected in future In th
city must b ratproof.
In . Mexico there la a ISO-foot bridge
over a river, that is composed entirely of
mahogany,, worth at th present price of
th wood, almost 12.000,000. .
Th famous : Gobelin tapestries, . stil)
mad In a factory owned by the French,
government ar woven from the revere
side, a workman .watching th design
through th web sis It is reflected In a
In a French aeroplane factory wings
are tested by turning machines upside
down and loading them with sand, evenly
distributed, until a weight exceeding th
pressure th wings must withstand Is
Should a mechanical cotton picker re
cently Invented prove practical. It will
revolutionise the Industry In this country.
It is a hug contrivance, driven by one
man. much as an automobile Is operated,
and claim is mad that it will pick S5 per
cent of th cotton without Injury to the
unrip bolls or th plants.
Propellers of aeroplanes such as are
used In th present European war may b
mad of selected ash,, which ' la both
strong and light and will not spilt under
vibration or shock, or of built-up layers
ef spruce with mahogany centers. The
framework ot the machines, too, is gen
erally mad f wood, sprue being much
used on account of Its straight grain and
freedom, from hidden defects.
EDITORIAL SIFTING S.
Washington Post: Citlxenshlp tests ar
w ell anough In their way, but an illltexate
patriot caa atop as many bullets as a
Pittsburgh Dispatch. ' Th return of He
dill MoCorrolck, vice president ot the
progressiva party, to th republican,
rank may, however,' b simply a recog
nition that th party! had preceded him
.Boston Transcript: 'There's nothing
the matter w Ith American business except
a state of mini," says Mr. Wilson. "If
you ar going to buy it buy It now."
Yes.' but th trouble ts fhe storekeepsr
won't accept psychological money.
Chicago Herald: Both sfdea In Mexico
have now promised General Scott not to
fir across th border, but this doesn't
mean th leading patriots wonI shoot
rapidly across th line themselves when
things get too hot for them.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "Efficiency
In living" was advocated by tw large
employers of labor at a recent bearing
befor th New York etat factory in
vestigating committee. But ever In Eu
rope th governments ar maintaining
all kinds of training camps t establish
efficiency la dying
People and Events
At the rate 7 and I per cent "gold
bonds" are being offered In the east
prompts the Brooklyn Eagle to predict
"a spring freshet In Suckr Brook."
The recent subwsy secldent In New
York City seems to have convinced some
residents that there is more and better
air on the surface of th earth than In
a hole In the ground.
A New Y,ork Judge refused to aicept
as a reason for tardiness at court a
doctor's assertion of professional duty,
and Imposed a fine. Rome men clothed
with brief authority Impeach the sanity
of the times.
Thomss Bagnall of Vlnelsnd, N. J.,
celebrated his ninety-first blrthdsy In
eompsny with four big sons two coming
from Colorado, on from California and
one from Japan. A fine tribute to dad
and a credit to th sons.
A peace-promoting ststesman In Colo
rado fathers a bill for a law abolishing
the hip pocket tn men's trousers. Be
sides the suggestion of disarmament the
bill Is a step toward pocket equality
which bents a suffrage state. '
Any old sport with th essh csn ex
pedite an old-fashioned fight in th
Balkans by putting up the entrance fee.
Bulgaria and Greece ar holding off un
til the purse is satisfactory. Meanwhile
.the bantsm championship is ild by
Here's to the Msine woman who fought
a tyrant man to a standstill. Sarah T.
Holllns of Bangor fought Owen E.
Blackburn In the courts for seven long
years and W'on a Judgment of $1 for her
,trotihle. Fighting for 13 .cents a year
The demand on American factories for
war footwear Is said to exceed capacity.
Word comes from an American shoe
maker In Paris that 80,000,000 pairs will
be needed this year, more than enough
to keep ths wheels of American factories
going every hour of the day and night
while the war goes pn.
Chester Alan Arthur, son of a presi
dent Is boosting th Joy ot living tn
Colorado. Wealthy and socially inclined.
h Is fixing a Mg ranch In Costilla
county, where ther wttl be large doings
next summer and thereafter: Th mnch
will have (ill the summer necessities,
such as a polo grounds, golf course, ten
nls courts and a game preserve, besides
cottages for guests and tourists.
. As a rule, when a man's tongue Is thick
his pocketbook Is thin.
A man n'ever hollers for th benefit of
th doubt until he know that ther Is
no doubt as to his guilt ,
Some preachers argue against working
on the Sabbath. And then they will la
bor through a sermon on Sunday.
It hurts you a whole lot more to stay
up late because you want to tqan it does
to stay up late because, you have to. '
We spend one-half of our lives trying
to catch up with tomorrow and th other
wishing we could edge back to yesterday.
The smokeless nuisance Is a man who
swore off tobacco on the first of the year
and who wants to tell jou all about his
Faith Is something thst makes us be
lleve in the truth of the gospel even'
though w know that the apostles were
fishermen. . .
Marriage Is a good Institution in some
ways. Some men -need a bose who will
mak them change their "socks at least
once a week.
When a man refuses to bet on a sure
thing it isn't because he Is too honest to
take advantage of some other man. It Is
because he knows, that sure things often
There ar all sorts of liars In th world.
Including the man who drinks with you
and then announces that he would re
taliate only he left his money at home in
his other clothes.
As soon as about three-quarters of the
people begin to get a lot' of fun out of
any particular sport, the other quarter
sends a lobby to the legislature and de
mands a law prohibiting the sport
Cheer up I Even it you do have a hard
tlm raising th rent money every month
you can sleep soundly at night knowing
that when you die a bunch of high-priced
lawyers will not discover that you wer
insane when you mad your will.
Mra Borden Harrtman and Miss Annie
Morgan have been elected to sit on a
church commission In New York's. Epis
copal Synod. " t 1
There ar said to be workwomen than
usual engaged for th ohautauqua sea
son this coming year. Among them will
be Mra Percy V. Pennybacker, Mrs.
Maud BaUlngton. Booth. Mrs. Carrie
Chapman Catt, Miss Anna A. Gordon of
New Orleans and Charlotte Perkins
Gil man. 1 " "
Mrs. Ira Nelson . Morris, wife of the
American minister 'In Stockholm, has or
ganised a committee consisting of the
American women residents of Stockholm,
to . work for the American nurses In
Europe, the says the Swedish Bed Cross
In Stockholm reports that It la not In
need of any supplies. ' r 1 . .
Th Woman's club or Rutland. Vt, had
a candidate at th recent election of ths
school, board and she was elected with
th largest majority given any candidate.
The club has secured pi ofeselonat. who
give lessons In cooking and domestic
economy to the bouaekevrers of ths city.
'There Is said to be a great opportunity
for music teachers among th mUslonar.
ie to China. Th women of that coun
try ar very anxious to learn to sing and
to play the piano and a missionary, who
could teach these things - would have
exceptional opportunity to do her relig
ious work. ,
Ths election f Mrs. Ella Flag Young
for th third tlm as superintendent of
the school of Chicago, at a salary of
flS.OOO a year, is a matter tor congratu
lation to an women who ar Interested
In seeing th person 1st fitted for the
work, whether men or woman, chosen to
do it .
AtUeboro, Mass., has a woman's Cham
ber of Commerc. which was organized
at the suggestion of Colonel Samuel Hul
man, formerly of the legislature, The
first chairman of the Chamber of Com
merce is Mrs. C. 3. Holden, who is known
in Massachusetts as a leading member
of th Suffrage league.
Miss Francis Hopkins of Jefferson City,
Mo., was appointed by the governor to
succeed her father as prc-at Judge.
la th first woman to hold this otflc
in th state. Mia Hopkins' tenure of th
office, however, will o brief, as a spe
cial asset lost to expected to be called
within a few month
SECULAR SHOTS AT PULPIT.
Boston Trerscrlpt.' Christian mis
sionaries are afraid nowadays to teach
tho bea'hen to read the Bible for fear
one of them might pick up a war extra.
Detroit Free Tress:- Judging from the
reporta of his Philadelphia speeches
Billy Sunday must lie laboring under the
Impression thst the devil la hard of hear
ing. St. trills Globe Democrat: The Georgia
clergman who has efjkcd that Ms salsry
be reduced may have an ambition to be
elected to the legislature. But if he
succeeds he will be very lonesome.
Brooklyn Eagle: Did the late' Mr.
Morgan mean "the ministers" when he.
left t.!3,0 to the "mlntatry" . of St.
Georges Church? A finer problem In
terminology, we Imagine, has rarely been
prepensed to the courts. How It will bo
solved is excellent material for guess
work. Springfield Republican: The missionary
headquarters ought to know, snd when
the Presbyterian board reports that th
disturbance at the headwaters of civil
isation Is felt to the remotest edg of
Asiatic and African barbarism, there's
no denying the tsct It is an upset
A "I see ' npthlng unusual about tho
"Don't ydu notice the mirror attach
ment? You hav no Idea how much time
it saves a girl. lxulsvilla Courier-Journal.
waU?h,at do you call this vine on your
' I rsll It the bouncer vine."
J'wn' a you lvo lt uch a nams as
"Because It la always throwing out
suckers. 'Baltimore American.
"A relatlv of mins thst I never saw
before came to th house last night."
"Never saw hirn before, eh! What's
his name?' ;
"He hasn't got any yet. but we Intend
to christen him William." Hoston Tran
script Little Rov (resdlng aloud) "And David
said inv his haste, all men are liars." '
Say, father, -why didn't he mention
"He didn't consider it necessary, my
"Friends." thundered the orator, "the
eyes of the world are ipon you. Hu
manity hangs breatlilesa'upon Jour acts,"
Ami then he nominated HI Jinks for
village constable, and humanity breathed
aain. Philadelphia Ledger.
Edyth I dearly lov to take long
walks. Only yesterday I coverod a mile
... ava .ik.ii iu mini tea.
Mayme With your feet, dear, I should
think you might cover that distance
standing still. Indianapolis Star.
"f hear she gave all her gentlemen
friends kiasea os Christmas presents. Did
you get yours?"
. ''h, yes, I got mine early In December
befjre the stock waa all picked over."
Ho Marry me, dear, and I will make
It my duty to anticipate your every wish.
Sho Hut are you aura that your antici
pations would le realised. Chicago Pout.
"Does your husband'ever He to you?"
"Ilt.w do you know?"
"He tells me that I do not look a dav
older than I did when 'he married m-.
and If he doesn't lie about that, I don't
think he would about less important
matters." Houston Post.
Think levely thoughts, that every day be
Look thou for God, nor fancy him con
Along earth's common way the flowers
Will breathe his name to thee when thou
To thy dlvinest self he stands revealed,
His conquering power. through love made
Speak lovely words, to fall like sunlight
That youth may be so .long and age but
To add to lor In life a little more.
And take some misery out of earth's vast
So shalt thou walk with gladness and
Planting a hope in all the thorny ways.
Do lovely deeds, of brotherhood the bond ;
rjscn nurueq nooiy niteJ and eaon task.
Each day's plain duty, teaches thee to
The friendless lives bilve in their loneli
Ere yet they near the Shadows and the -Mask.
And those untrodden paths that stretch
Thougms, words, and deeds! To stand for
truth in an: .
This is the oreed that counts. Unflinch
ing toil, . .
Stanch fortitude, and strength of pa
tience born; '
Securely treading though the way be
Fronting the light nor fearinr In recoil
Facing the light, nor' looking back to fall.
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