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HIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUAIIV 21, 1915.
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE
FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSKWATER.
VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR.
TTie Bee Publishing Company. Proprietor.
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JANUARY SUXDAV CIRCTIiATION.
State of Nebraska, Cotinly of Douglas, a.
Dwlght William, circulation manager of The Bea
Burillehtng company, being duly aworn, says that the
tverare Sunday circulation for the month of Jauuary,
IMi wa 44.MI, '
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Subscribed In mv presence end aworn to tefora
me. thla td day of February 1IS.
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Subscribers Wring the city temporarily
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dress will lie changed aa often a requested.
Thought for the Day
Siltcttd by Annm B. Andnuit
'I hit ubovt all to thine own itlf 6. true, and
il idimI follow a night Iht day, iUou cans'! not
thtnbtfulu loaity man, Shakttiitart.
'United Omaha meant a more progressive
A suspicion In growing In Omaha that the
weather man' has sold the sun.
With the price of raw material shrinking. It
Is up to the bakera to pull the shrinkage out of
If the record of "first battles" is not to be
broken, It's about alf over with the senator's
All nations of the first class now pitch their
financial voices In the billion key. Even the
American congress Joins In the billion chorus.
.The most cheering news of the waning win
ter is condensed Into three words "no extra
session." The country needs a rest and will wel
come the relief.
Publicity scores again. The "Belgian ac
tress" who worked both sides of 'war sympathis
ers In Omaha, was unable to extract the coin In
Kaneas City. A diagram of her game got there
Tb mistake of dividing the activities of the
agricultural college is Just now very apparent
to a number of people who were ardently in
favor of aiding a democratic statesman on his
way to Washington a few years ago.
Camera men are reported to be taking pic
tures of European battlefields In the Interest of
the Carnegie peace movement. Any person who
springs a war picture when peace comes stands
a first clans chance of being run In for disturbing
' Hats off to Hon. Morna A. Wood of Crook
county, Wyoming. Although the sole represen
tative of womankind In the legislature she ef
fectively squelched the quick and easy divorce
scheme and vindicated the supremacy of morals
The former BrlilHh ambassador to the United
Elates, Viscount Bryce, expresses the hope that
the present "strife "will rid the world of the
worst evil of the human rare, war. If this does
not cure us, nothing will." Among the forces
to be employed to that desirable end Is leas
glorification of war in history and fewer public
monuments glorifying warriors.
Progm in the Churches.
The religious forward, movement Inaugur
ated by various denominations a few years ago
apparently has made' Its Influence felt In the
growth of church membership In the United
States during the last year. Statistics compiled
by Ilev. Dr.. 11. K. Carroll, an expert In that
line, show as Increase In church membership of
761.078 for 1914, a highly satisfactory growth
under abnormal conditions in the last five
months of the year. The Increase averages X
per cent for all bodies, great and small.
Dr, Carroll's statistic were tesued by the
Federal Council of the Churches of Christ la
America. They plate the total church member
ship at the clone of year at 38,708,149. The pro
portion of gains credited to the larger bodlea
give the lead to the Churches of Christ, fol
lowed by the Methodists, Roman Catholics and
Baptists, In the order named.
The report gives supremacy la membership
to the thirty churches constituting the Federal
Council of the Churches of Christ, with a total
of 17.C00.000 members, nearly one-half the to
tal church membership in the United States.
Roman Catholics rank second with a total of
13.794, CS7, a cumber considerably leas than the
latter body claims. Nine bodies have member
ship over the million mark, including the Pro
tectant Episcopal church, which crossed the line
during the year.
potable feature of the report Is the gain
of J, US in number of ministers, more than
double the gain of 191 S. while the increase In
churches, 1,441. Is less than half that of the
previous year. This curious reversal of former
report indicates a practical adjustment of the
number of churches to the available supply of
Higher Education and the Farm.
It Is perhaps true that higher education has
made boys and girls dissatisfied with the life on
n farm as It has heretofore been. The sordid
drudgery of the never-ending round of toll that
was the lot of the old-fashioned farmer, who got
little for his efforts beyond a bare existence,
was not sufficiently alluring to hold the am
bitious youth of the country to the soil. They
looked out into the world and saw opportunity
for better and more enjoyable ways of living
and they sought It. Higher education Is not to
be blamed for this; the condition was due to the
lack of the advantages that have come with the
wider spread of the broader knowledge of the
world. The university, If It has had any effect
on the movement, has helped to turn the tide In
the other direction, and Is sending back to the
(arm young people who are better qualified to,
meet the conditions of life, and to secure a bet
ter living with lens of effort, because they bave
bad the advantages and inspiration that come
from education. i
The function of education is dual; first It
opens up the mind, to the end that an under
standing may be had of the elements that con
trol life and shape the destinies of the race.
Along with this essential qualification Is de
veloped and strengthened the even more neces
sary faculty of thinking, of reasoning, and of
planning, to the end that efforts will be made
the more effective and results the more certain.
The first service that education brings to its
possessor is an ability to sustain and enjoy life
tinder circumstances that become Intolerable to
the uneducated. A man or woman with a mind
broadened and trained by the discipline and
teaching of a modern school Is possessed of the
treasures of all time, and has an inherent grasp
of things that are outside the narrow circle In
which the untrained mind must pursue Its daily
round. With this capacity for enjoyment, the
second service of education, that of ability to
plan, direct, and execute, becomes of Inestimable
Nebraska, in common with all the states of
the union, finds that a very large and continu
ally Increasing percentage of Us university stu
dents are turning to agricultural and allied pur
suits. The value of the university, the academy
and the high school to the farmer is' so great
that special argument on this line need hardly
be made. Any man should be proud of a son
or daughter who has the ambition to seek for
wider knowledge In the higher schools, and he
ought to be grateful that he has the means to
assist in gratifying that ambition.
Sara Bernhardt, "Mutilated."
A sense of shock will accompany the reading
of the news that Sara Bernhardt Is to suffer
the amputation of a leg. This wonderful woman
belongs to the world, rather than to France.
All through a long life she has been the expo
nent of an art that is above art, because of Its
Imperishable ideals and its evanescent achieve
ments. She has reached In that art an emi
nence attained by no other in her time.' Other
actors have been eminent, others bave attained
to such height of fame as would make an ordl
i.ary mortal dizzy, but none has reached to
where Sara Bernhardt stands alone. Possessed
of a remarkable talent, she made the best use of
It, glvipg freely to all the world of her ability.
While she held to the use of the French tongue,
she was cosmopolitan In her views, catholic In
her tastes and universal in her expression," And
now that she must undergo, es she expresses it,
mutilation," it Is characteristic of her that the
catastrophe overtakes her near the firing line In
the great war, where she has been aiding In the
work of caring for the wounded. If sympathy
will help Sara Bernhardt at this time, she will
get great assistance from America.
. A Pageant for Ak-Sar-Ben.
Several times In recent years the question of
substituting some different form of amusement
Instead of the carnival at Ak-Sar-Ben time has
been brought to the attention of the Board of
Governors, but no definite action haa ever been
had on the point. The main reason for perpetuat
ing the carnival has been that It Is a revenue
producer. The Ak-Sar-Ben board members, sep
arately and as a whole, adroit that the carnival
is not the most desirable form of amusement to
be provided, and yet are at a loss for something
that will serve the purpose and produce the rev
enue, for the money that la taken In at the gate
la of vital Importance to the management of Ak-Sar-Ben.
It was suggested last year that Ak-Sar-Ben
look Into the feasibility of presenting an historic
pageant that would serve as the principal day
light amusement for the festival aeaaon. The
Board of Governors made a special trip to St.
Louis for the purpose of witnessing the pageant
and masque given there. They admitted being
much Impressed by what they saw, but again
returned to the question of funds. It la not
likely that the Board of Governors will feel at
(his time justified In assuming the expense that
would attach to the presentation of so Impor
tant an undertaking as properly devised and
correctly organised historical pageant and
masque. The Bee, however, suggests that the
matter be given serious consideration. Ne
braska history contains many Interesting epi
sodes, which would produce interesting and Im
posing spectacles, which possibly might be
adapted for a daylight parade, If the pageant
waa not feasible at this time. .
ay txotob BOiiwiria
TUB thirty-year anniversary of the Orldlron club
and tha Induction of The Bee's Washington cor
respondent at the same, time Into tha office of
president of the club gave the entertainment last
week mora than tha ueual Interest for me, aa well aa
for the others who had the good fortune to attend.
Ho many people ask, "What la tha Gridiron club?"
and "Why are lis dlnnera accorded so much pub
licity?" that authoritative Information may be worth
haying. In tha "Book of tha Play," distributed as a
souvenir of this occasion, there la a prelude contributed
by Frank O. Carpenter, giving "a few words about
ourselves," from which we may learn that tha organ
isation Is tha outgrowth of a dinner held at Walcker's
hotel way hack In the winter of 18. at which thirty
four aat down to the table, the most distinguished
guest being Vice (President Hendricks, most of the
others being correspondents representing the leading
dally newspapers of the country at Washington. At
first the club waa limited to an active membership of
forty, since raised to fifty, with a few associate mem
bers no longer In tha harness at tha capital and a few
limited members who contribute special talent to tha
entertainments. The unique feature of the club Is that
It furnishes all tha "stunts" In tha nature of parody
or satire on current events mirroring or Imitating tha
public men who are themselves often present In per
sonbut all, aa tha foreword assures us. In kindly
fashion and with a view to promoting "good fellow
ship." Quoting further. "Tha dinner are free from
the boisterous horse play and Insulting remarks and
Interruptions designed to make the guest ridiculous
and tha sport ef other at tha table. It la true our
intellectual dlshea are sometimes flavored with cay
enne pepper and Tabasco sauce; but tha arrows of our
wit are not poisoned and tha good-natured laugl
cures tha wound. We have. In fact, acquired tha gn
tla art of roasting without pain, aa expressed In one
of tha songs:
This Is a cannibal feast; '
We boll with ur fish, bird and beast
A guest with each course without fear or remorse.
And the scorch does not scar In the least
So much for the origin and method of Gridiron
toasting. It novelty Is alwaya most impressive the
first time witnessed, and subsequent performances
naturally lead to comparisons of good, better, best.
I have had tha privilege of being a Gridiron guest
probably eight or ten time and I well remember tha
Initial experience In December of 1908. It wa at the
Arlington hotel; since then they have all been at tha
Wlllard. Congressman MoClellan had just been elected
mayor of New York, and waa there In company with
"Boss" Charles F. Murphy of Tammany hall. They
had scarcely been seated when a pseudo-policeman
entered with a red lantern, which ha hung immediately
over their heads to mark tha red light district When
MoClellan was later called on to say a tew words he
referred to the coming transfer of his activities from
"Washington to New York and expressed appreciation
of the kind and cordial treatment he had received
while In congress from the newspaper men.
"W never mentioned you." called out a voice.
"That what I'm thanking you for," waa the
Another guest permitted to speak was Congress
man Cuahman of Washington state, who. by tha way,
wa a former Nebraakan and in popular parlance "a
singed cat" Cuahman related hi great obligation to
tha newspapers in hi publio career.
"Why. tbe very first person to greet me when 'I
came to Washington was a newspaper man," said ha.
"He accosted me In the railway station and asked,
'Who are yout
" 'I'm Cuahman,' said I.
' 'Cuahman who's he?"
" "Why, I'm the new congressman from tha State
M "Whom did you succeed r
'I am the successor to the Hon. James Hamilton
" 'Well, for God's sake.' he exclaimed, 'don't they
have anything but freaks out there!' "
It waa at that same dinner that tha famous Lang
ley airship waa put on exhibition with the explanation
that It would carry it paasenger direct to the White
House, and then the statesmen suppoaad to be intu
bating presidential bees were called out out by one to
take the seat In tha car that was all w ham e a
tha destination of their ambition. Speaker Cannon.
Senator Manna, Senator German and several others
were the political aviators, but. of course, the machine
wouldn't budge for one reason or another that ren
dered the passenger ineligible and he waa ousted to
make way for the next
Recollection ef tlu fleet OrMinn .t..n..
mind me. also, that The Be haa furnished the presi
dent of the club twice, the flrat time William EX Annln
and now Edgar C. Snyder. Annln had Jut died a
hort time before the 190s dinner and vu one of the
acparted members for whom a memorial eulogy was
pronounced. The room waa darkened and hi. nr.
trait thrown upon a lantern screen, from which it
gradually dlasolvad a the tribute to hi llf and char
acter waa delivered In beautifully poetlo language.
Here are soma ef tha Itnaa of the in.ii.nir.ti.
President Snyder, being a crtae-croa catechism of him
by different members of the crew:
Are you a newspaper man?"
"I represent The Omaha Bee,"
"(Sharply) Stung 1"
"Can you readf"
"I have read The Omaha, Bee for thirty years "
That's no test of literacy."
"Well. It's a clean paper."
"It ought to be; If s soaked with Roaawater."
"Are you familiar with ancient history?"
"I remember when mv rrlend w i .
ran for president"
"If President Wilson aealacts hl .tut. ...
ouse can he offer?"
"Well, under present circumstances, he can plead
the baby act."
Washington, February IS, IMS.-
Success of the Automobile Show.
No evidence of depression or hard times In
the great Automobile show that closed at the
Omaha Auditorium last night. Dealers report
more than a million dollars' worth of cars sold
during the week, which makes a record that any
enterprise might be proud of. The purchasers
of these cars will use them In all the various
ways to which the machine is suited, and will
doubtless get back many times over tn service
the cost. But the main point Is that the people
of Omaha and 1U Immediate neighborhood are
in auch financial fig that they can Indulge In
these wholesale expenditures. This Is a most
significant and satisfactory sign of the times.
It not only evidences, but it proves, prosperity.
and in this. If In no other, way the tenth annual
Omaha Automobile show was a success.
The seal of the Water boarders for permls
sion to enter side lines of business is prompted,
no doubt, by a desire for a repetition of the per
formance whereby Oiuaba was soaked fur a fee
Bishop Kanford Ol muted, apropos of a prosy clergy,
man. said at a tea In Denver:
"They tell a atory of a witty lady who wa asked
" 'Ild you so to Dr. Drey' church laat Bundayr
Well, what waa tha textf
He glveth Hi beloved aleep."
v " 'And how many ware present V
"Tha witty lady laughed.
" 'All tha beloved. I ahould say.' she replled."
Tha Swedish Lutheran conference for tha Kansas-
rxehraska dliUIrt held its final aeaaton. An effort
was made to have Nebraska withdraw from tha con
ference and unite with that of Iowa, but 'the oth-r
districts refused to accede.
The three night arhoel are to be coee4 with tha
end of tha month, being conducted, one on North
Sixteenth by 8. 8. Iarnyon, on on Fifteenth and
Howard by H. F, KverU. and the third en South
Thirteenth by George I ttshcr.
The Daniah society held it annual mask ball at
Turner halL Among the oostumea were Mrs. William
Nelaen. avail carrier, MUa Anna. Thran. fireman'
Slaughter; Councilman Haacall. Qenuu choolboy;
Jehn Christopharaon. old man; Charles Raamuasen,
The Turnverein also pulled erf a mask ball at Gar
mania hall, tha floor committee making a epeckU hit
as gentlemen dreaead aa Spaniards of Granada.
Ira P. Hlgl-y. formerly of the Paxtoa hotel force,
la now holding up tha counter at tha Uortiam house.
People and Events
Owing to the dearth of lenses "made In
Germany," the cost .of eyeglasses Is oa
the rise. Why not? High glasses ar
peculiarly suited to the times.
Two women and a ecore of men have
been arrested In Chicago charged with
padding tha registration Hats. The girls
ar not slow In catching on to the shady
points In the game.
Mrs. Edna Van Winkle managed the
senatorial campaign of Francis J. Heney
In California last fall. Fhe lost and won
at the same time, and changed her name
to Mrs. Francis J. Heney.
A ft. Paul man 7 years of age danced
blindfolded among eighteen eggs laid on
the floor a foot apart and didn't break
one. It la aald he acquired hla agility
In the Minnesota legislature.
The lat of the doseo or mors teacher
mothers of New York City, whose dla
mlaaal provoked a storm, haa been re
stored to her place In the schools. Tha
surrender of the Board of Education waa
more discreet than graceful.
A New York lace Importer went Into
court in Cleveland to collect from Cleve
land purchasers a bill for lac dollies
with angel figures minus wings. "Who
ever heard of angels without wings?"
queried the Jury as it squelched tha bill.
George jW. Perkins of New York Is
taking an active part In the movement
to break up speculation In food products
and bring prices down to a llve-and-let-llv
basts. This Is In keeping with hla
expressed desire to make thla country a
good place for children to grow up In.
- David E. Shanahan of Chicago Is the
champion deadlock picker In Illinois. A
combination of republicans and demo
crats made him speaker of tha assembly
after a contest of sis week' duration.
Shananhan la Just ever U. H started
In life as an ioeman, switched to repub
lican politics and haa been In tha business
ever since. In addition to these qualifi
cations, the speaker wear a head as
smooth aa Judge Baker's.
TABLOIDS OF SCIENCE.
The smallest apartment houses are
those occupied by bees. In a cublo foot
of honeycomb there are about 9,000 cells.
tilfe-else dolls are now made for stu
dent nurse to handle so thlt they will
know how to manipulate patient when
they are called upon to do so.
After extensive experiments two Eng
lish chemists have perfected sulphur
eyes with which It Is possible to color
wool, silk, hemp and other fibers satis
factorily and economically.
An ant can carry a grain of corn ten
times the weight of Its own body, while
a horse and a man can carry a burden
only about equal to their own weight
' Crushed brick from old walls with bits
of mortar adhering has been found satis
factorily to .replace crushed stone and
gravel In the manufacture of concrete.
An argument in favor of the generous
feeding of cattle ia the fact that a cow
which get a good ration gives about
three times more milk than her hungry
It Is believed that an excellent substi
tute for silk ha been produced in
Panama by crossing the blooms of certain
wild fiber plants with a species of cos
sfplum. Tha result is a staple of texture
finer than cocoon silk, but with a tensile
strength about five time greater.
The following la a simple but effective
method for removing the grim which
plaster statues, etc., gather in the .at
mosphere of cities: A thick solution of
starch, auch as laundresses use, la made
and the object Is covered with It. care
being taken to have It penetrate every
crevice. Tha starch paste la then allowed
to dry, whereupon It crumbles away, car
rying with It the dirt on the surface of
i SECULAR SHOTS AT THE PULPIT
QUAINT BITS OF LIFE.
The clerk of the recorder's court in Mill
Valley. Cel., recently filed the following
case: "George Washington versus Chris
topher Columbus landlord' action to re
H, M. Hancock of Waco, Tex., 81 year
old, has a third set of teeth removed
because they were causing him pain. The
dentist found that tbey were being re
placed by three sound, well formed new
The amalleat cows In tha world are
found tn tha Bamoaa Islands. Tha aver
age weight doe not exceed 1G0 pounds,
while the bulls weigh about tOO pounds.
They are about the slsa of a Marine
Following a cow which ha developed)
a habit of disappearing every morning)
and coming home in the evening without
her usual supply of milk, James Wilson
of Graensburg, Pa., discovered that the
cow was raising a motherless fawn.
Rev. J. E. Jones of Spur, Tex., wa tn
Houston and waa In a hurry to get mar
ried In order to catch a train. Ha located
Rev. S. J. T. Williams in a bank and Rev.
Mr. Jonea and Mia Edna Can-away were
married In a safety deposit vault to In
Margaret Elisabeth, tbe 18-month-old
daughter of Mr. and Mra. Guy Bruch of
East Mauch Chunk, Pa., haa fourteen
living ancestors, eight great-grandparents,
four grandparents, and her parents. She
ia tha only living grandchild on either
aide of tha family.
Three ' blind brothers. James Albert
Rorte. John Rorle and Henry Rorle. liv
ing near McPhereon. Ark., raise their
own broom corn and market their own
brooma. most of which are sold within a
radlua of twenty mile of their homea.
They ran go anywhere, either on horse
back or on foot without the guidano
SIGNPOSTS OF PROGRESS.
Montreal has tha largest flour mill ia
tha British empire; it turna out t.OOS bar
rels a day.
8elf-propelle4 ateam machinery clear
ing land of etumpe after lumbering opera
tions haa bean Invented.
The days of making brick by hand -are
no more. Electricity I now extensively
used in brlrk-maklng planta
Tha world'a moat northern ralhroad. In
Lapland, la to be electrified, power being
obtained from nearby waterfalls.
United Statee naval officers have de
veloped a colored glass that renders vis
ible tha fume from smokeless opwder.
Tha Introduction of electrlrltr for nowee
In the South African gold mlnee haa re-
auoed the amount of tuberouloal among
A device conaiatlng of Jointed eectioc
ef veneered wood baa bean patented for
pressing trousers without the danger of
using hot Irons.
Draplta en increase In tha use of elec
tricity, twenty-five factories In the United
Slates are kept busy snaking incandes
cent gas mantlea,
Miss Elisabeth Moore of St. Iouls. who
la a member of the Children' Bureau
department of the government has re
turned to Saginaw, Mich., to continue
her Investigations in regard to the women
of the lumber camps and health of the
Mrs. Havelock Ellis was the first per
son to coma out with the public state
ment that the happiness of women de
pends upon their economic Independence.
She Is not so much In favor of suffrage j
as In work for all women.
Miss Clara Welter of Pes Moines, Ia.,
waa recently awarded the silver button
of the National Rifle association for mak
ing a score on the riflo range of 84 out
of a possible 100. She is a member of
the first girls' rifle team organised west
of the Miaaisslpl river.
To Mary Preble of Woolwich, Me., has
been accorded the distinction of being the
champion amateur shot of the town. She
haa been unsually successful In bringing
down small game, and at fifty or 1W
paces she usually hits the bull's-eye four
out of five times, snd frequently makes
a perfect score.
Training and efficiency, and not sex,
should be the qualifications uf those wish- I
Ing to fill position In life, ssy Dean
Emilia W. McVea of Cincinnati univers
ity. She says that girls should marry at
IS, and tho only objection to a college
education la that it raises the marriage
age to 28 or 30.
Varlck House Is a six-story building
In New York, which haa been opened for
the benefit of the factory girls, where
they may obtain room and board for
price ranging from U to M" a week.
There Is a sewing room with machines
with electrical connection, where the
girls may make their own dresses. The
rooms ar all aingle, with the exception
of one on each floor, and each contains
an easy chair, chiffonier, bed, desk
table and side chair.
Mrs. W. K. Vanderbtlt has given much
time and money to the question of the
selling of drugs and the treatment of
those who become victims. She has now
declared that the manner In which the
City of New York takes care of the drug
"fiends" Is a hideous farce. After ten days
the victims are sent out of the hospitals
"cured," and she says they leave shat
tered in nerve and unable to fight
against the drug. Katherlne Be men t
Davis, commissioner of charities in New
York, says that between and 60 per
cent of all the criminals ar drug
AROUND TTTE CITIES.
The Jitney bus fever now extends from
Victoria, B. C, to Battimore, Md.
Housewives of Chicago who talk for
publication threaten to quit bakers' bread
and knead the dough themselves.
A Brooklyn. N. T.. girl the other day
was awarded $10,000 damages for the lom
of three fingers in a factory accident
South Bend, fnd., has so much war order
business on hand that the townspeople
have no time to waste In rooting for
In Salt Lake City the Jitney business
has reached the point where the Jitney
owners are hiring lawyers to protect
Boston boast that Its schools give
more Instruction In the "three R's" than
any other city In the United States.
More power to Boston.
In the Juvenile court at Columbus, O.,
a youth unresponsive to gentle treatment
wa roundly dusted on the spot by order
of the court Emphasis on the spot . . .
As a measure of home defense Bmpotia,
Kan., excludes all transient merchants,
bankrupt stock hawkers and foreign ped
dler from doing business In the city.
Oakland. Cel., offer cash bonuses to
city employes who make acceptable sug
gestions for the betterment of services
in their department. Pur velvet Is a
good stimulus for thinking machines.
Sioux City's school budget for the-year
foot up 1600,000 and an additional $90,000
in bonds for new building is to be sub
mitted to the voters. The election Is to
be held March and a free textbook pro
ject will bo voted on at the came time.
A gentle reminder from the business in
terests of Des Moines that a modern
union station would Increase the Joy of
living at the capital brought from the
railroad managers the response that there
will be nothing doing in that line until
the revenues of the Iowa lines are ma
Detroit Free Press: A western minister
declares that ench Individual make bis
own hell. And now and then you run
aero? a man who's an expert at the
Pittsburg Ptpatch: A Philadelphia
women resents Billy Sunday's remarks
about the idle rich, she Insisting that
there are no such people. Crime to think
of It tho rich are kept pretty busy find
ing something to do.
Philadelphia ledger: With a member
hlp gain of Titt.OOD, the churches el
America may look upon 1914 with en
couragement and 19lf with hope. But in
thla country of majorities the majority Is
still outside the churches and the big
work Is still to be done.
St. Louis Globe-Democret: There were,
when the period of latest census compila
tion closed. 16 ways of getting to heaven.
It Is possible that aome may get there
without traveling the main traveled roads
at all; nen and women who really be
lieve that He is "the way the truth and
the life." and who see In His sacrifice
not only a something to believe In but
something to emulate. Because all of the
orthodox churches preach Him crucified,
their message cannot fall either to the
poor In understanding who are willing to
accept the sacrifice In faith of its own
sufficient efricacy, or to the stronger In
mind who realise the obligation which
their faith puts upon them. The work is
good. Go to church.
DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES. '
Willie Paw, does a botanist know as
muth about flowers as a florist?
Paw Tes, my son. But he doesn't
know as much about the prices people
will pay for them. Cincinnati Enquirer.
Nodd The only criticism I have to pas
on women Is that they are never ready
to take the initiative.
Todd I wish you would accompany ma
to my home some evening after I have
been out with the boys. Life.
"Rome was one of the wickedest cttiea
"I dunno," replied Uncle Bill rBottletop,
"I've heard so. But people that could
have taken Roman punch as serious
llcker must have been purty mild an'
unsophisticated, seem to. me," Waahina
"That man seems to be making a great
deal of money."
"Yet In the nature of hla business, he la
always up against it"
"How la that7"
"He Is a wall decorator." Baltimore
"This man Sunday's certainly working
wonders," remarked Mr. Peck.
"In what way in patloularT, asked
his better half.
"Ho's reformed the Winblgs. Their
daUKhter got married last week and they
publicly announced that they would quit
"Sure, the wedding announcements said
"no cards." "Philadelphia Ledger.
"She hesitated a long while. I wonder
how she finally came to decide to take
the matrimonial plunge."
"I think hor younger sisters pushed her
off the dock, so as to speak. Louisville
BEAUTY SEEN IS NEVER LOST.
John Greenleaf WTilttler.
Touched by a light that hath no name,
A glory never sung.
Aloft on sky and mountain wall
Are God's great pictures hung.
How changed the summits vast and old!
No longer granite-browed.
They melt In rosy mist the rook
Is softer than the cloud: v
The volley hold Its breath; no leaf
or an it elms is twiriea;
The silence of eternity
seems railing on the won a.
The pause before the breaking seal
Of mystery la thia;
Yon miracle-play of night and) day
flakes dumb ita witnesses.
What unseen altar crown the hill
That reach up atair on atair!
What eyes look through, what whit
These numle veils of air
What presence from the heavenly heights
To those or earth stoops oownr
Not vainly Hellas dreamed of gods
On Idas snowy crown I
Slow fades the vision of the sky, '
The golden water pales.
And over all the valley lands
A array-winKed, vapor .sails.
I go the common way of all;
The sunset nres wui ourn.
The flowers will blow, the river flow
When I no more return.
No whisper from the mountain pin
Knr lasnlnr stream shall tell
The stranger, treadlnjr where I tread.
ui him wno tovea uiira weu.
But beauty aeen Is never lost, ,
God' colors all are fast;
Tha glory of thia aunaet heaven
Into my soul haa passed.
A sense of gladness unoonflned
To mortal date or oil me:
Aa the soul llveth. It shall live
Beyond the years of time,
3esldea the mystlo asphodels
tsnau moom me nome-oorn iiowere.
And new hortsons flush and glow '
With sunset nues or our.
If you are going to tell a fellow he la a
bad egg, break it gently.
, When a polloeman uses his club he
generally raps for order.
Even the furrier is willing to admit
that beauty is only skin deep.
A girl can't be blamed for forgetting a
fellow when he forget himself.
It sometimes take a certain amount of
strength to admit our own weakness.
You never can tell. Many a man 1 tall
physically, but mighty ahort financially.
If you have one foot in the grave,
don't worry. You'll get there with both
The average man feel that ha is a
match tor the fellow who ha money to
A bride will aometlmea sweep up the
alale, but that la generally tha sexton'
When a woman saya ahe 'won't the
won't: also very often when she says
Many a man who Is most lavish with
his talk ha te take It back, slightly
Tha fellow who alwaya wants to be
treated says It's an ill wind that blows
There isn't much hope for the people
who would rather tell their troubles than
Don't call names; but on the other
hand.' yAu can flatter any woman by call
ing her a flirt
Ia spit of tbe fact that money talks.
it doesn't seem particularly garrulous
with some of us.
Many a fellow is a good-hearted tool,
but the trouble ia we don't do our think
ing with our hearts.
It doesn't pay to do thing by halve.
such for instance, aa saying the right
thing at the wrong time.
It's all right to carry other people
burdens, provided they don't put on more
airs than they caa carry.
The man who leave footprint tn th
sands of time isn't alwaya th fellow who
carries th heaviest load.
Honesty U th beat policy, but at the
same time the fellow who heaitatea to
steal a kiaa seldom gets one.
Th average maa will not only lay
down hi lit for th woman ha love,
but he also wants to lay dowa the law to
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