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THE OMAHA DAILY DEE
FOUNDED BT EHWAHD ROSKWATER.
VICTOR ROSEWAT ER, EDITOR.
The Bee Puhllfnlng Company. Proprietor.
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Publishing company, belli duly iworn, aavi that the
artratt circulation for the tnuntb of March, 1916,
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KOBEHT HUNTER, Notary Public.
CbacrlbT I earing tn city temporarily
ahotJd have The Be mailed to them. Ad
wlU be changed aa often aa roqnoslod.
Thought for the Day
5eecfeef hy A. H. Wafrhom
"JJ ku aster known (rut eowrag, who will
a J - J - - f II
sowrwes pnnvipn jur popiwarwy.
Where wii Bllsnt John LJnd when Victorian o
Boost (or Oniah booiitlni gets farther than
Whatever visa it may be, the city campaign
will be ebort and decisive.
What can It be that la holding back that
overdue water rate reduction?
About the only visible result of the flood of
diplomatic aotei ii the fattening of the filing
Neither doe anything prevent the XCleetrls
ilght company beating the city dads to the rate
The lftaeoarl river navigation aeaeon la
bout to penwwulch reminds us, What hat
beeome of that barge Hnet
Passing recolutlona after the fact conderau
Ing Governor Morehead'a eleotrlo light veto la
at least a. harmloM' pastime- ' : ; ' ' -' ' ;
Garbage disposal la aoon to bob up again In
Omaha. That la another question that will
never be settled until it Is settled right.
Considering the Irritating condltlona under
which foreign editors labor, their frequent
exhibitions of bad temper are excusable.
Connecticut solons having rejected womsu
suffrage br a unanimous vote, the nutmag (oses
Its standing as a decoration for a suffrage,
None of the warring powera of Europe are
satisfied with the position of the United States,
which Is pretty good evidence that we are not
favoring any of them.
L- 1 1 1
' It may be inconvenient to serve as court
commissioner without pay, but acquiring legiti
mately the title of Judge Is a legal asset well
worth the sacrifice.
; Holding up freight trains for loot is a novel
feature of lawless life In the wild aud woolly
east. In work of this class the west cheerfully
admits a disinclination to match the pace.
Viewed from the dividend angle, the Pull
man company could well afford to aubstltute a
full wage for the tipsters' money. A concern
which has paid a uniform dividend of I per ceut
for nearly forty years, and cut four melons ex
ceeding the face value of its stock, displays a
reach acroas the table surpassed by none.
t Official inquiry Into the perquisites of sleep
ing car porters lends momentary interest to a
stale subject. Travelers are well aware of the
lordly munificence of the job. Behind the quU
rises the painful suspicion that the government
squints In this direction as a source of revenue
to make good the deficit in the national treasury.
Tna iron moldtra held their thirteenth annual hall
at falconer' hall. Theae who made up the mid.
mlt-teee la chars wvre R A. Kataer, J Uddelt. .1.
Taung. Ilaws, T- Barry, v.. H. t'hadwlck. A. Ula.
mom, John lluaaey. William White. (I. Wateon.
lf. A, Pal ton. who recently irtircliaaad the till
eoary court houaa alia, mill at an early da,te erect un
It a fine auaineaa building.
Manafer Jerome Fenael of the Thureton lioae team
ays It will be reorsanle4 and reinforced for the
eemlng aaaaoM. f
Dr. O. M. Oowell, who has Wen lonf and favor
ably known hero. Wft for hla old hrne In Philadelphia,
B. r. Smith of kaUa, who haa larss real ealalo
holdinas In Omaha, la atupplne; at the Paaton.
The finder of a aet of plana marked ' J. C. Perrlco"
i rtiueated to return thereto U. C. liaaeett, U7 North
Nine Wen tii
Tho akatlnc rtnk band seronaded the Canfteld houaa
County ' nark . L-e-ltt baa received from E, V
Uy, arctilti of the new court kuuae, notice that
tho plane ed apeclfKatluna for tba reUiulns wall are
King Cotton Feeling' Better.
For an Individual who was all but knocked
out four months aso, and reduced to panning (he
hat for charity. King Cotton Is feeling very fit
just at this writing. Whatever blow be might
have been dealt by the war bas seemingly
parsed, for the government report. Just out,
gives flrures showing that domestic consump
tion of cotton, which means by the makers of
cotton goods, for tho month of March was the
havieat on record. No month In the last two
and one-half years has reached the March rec
ord by H.OOO hales. Exports for the month
were almost double the figures for March, 1914,
while the exports for eight months sre only
shout a million balos behind the previous record.
Exports to (iermany, Frsnce and England
have fallen off by at least one-half, but Italy a
purchases have more than doubled, and sales In
other markets have brought the figures well up
to the normal. Imports of cotton have almost
doubled in the eight months, while the price has
held around the magic figure of 10 cents, set for
the staple by Its rescuers last fall.
The conclusion must be that the cotton trade
Is In a fairly good condition, stimulated no
doubt by the persistent crusade in favor of using
cotton goods, a crusade much helped ' by the
women of America At any rate, the solicitous
attention demanded by King Cotton little
while back seems no longer necessary.
Auditing the Aooouats.
Instead of giving us an Independent auditor
with Jurisdiction over the accounts and ex
penditures of city, county, school district and
water district, the legislature has put on the
statute books two separate laws, good perhaps
ao far as they go, but which can serve only aa
One of these bills authorises an4 directs the
state auditor to check the accounts of the Water
board, and while that officer may be able to
vtrify the statements of the Water board
periodically, he cannot In the nature of things
exercise a continuous control. Nor as a matter
of fact Is there any good reason why we should
hare to rely on an officer .located at Lincoln,
and elected by the whole state, to supervise the
finances of onr water district There would be
Just m much sense and logic or lack of them
-to give the state auditor similar powera over
the city or school board or any local govern
The other law referred to raekea the county
clerk ex officio county comptroller, define his
duties, and centers powers heretofore divided
between county clerk and county board. This
gives us an office of county comptroller like
that we once bad and corresponding to the
former office of city comptroller, but still leaves
the school board finances) altogether outside,
and produces duplication entirely unnecessary.
The county treasurer, for example, Is treasurer
ex officio for all four of these Jurisdictions, so
that to aeoure a real check on the treasurer
would require co-operation of state auditor,
oounty clerk and city comptroller, and then stop
short of the school board's accounts.
In a word, we will never have a complete and
thorough system of audit and control until we
have the work converged Into a alngle office,
rested with full authority, and equipped with
a working force equal to the Importance of the
fteserring- tie ''sidnej Trail." '
Men who are deeply interested in the mat
ter, from a sentimental point of view at least,
have outlined a plan for making the old "trail"
from Bldney to the Black If Ills a part of the Lin
coln Highway system. It la a worthy pnbject
and deserves to be successful for several reasons.
The Bldney trail waa one of the Important trade
-routes in a by-gone day, and as such was notable
In many ways. It shares with the Port Pierre
and Cheyenne trails the legends Ct early days
In the Black Hills. Much that Is roniantlcNolu.
ters around these routes, and much that has no
romance In It. Hardships, adventure, sudden
death, the Indian raid, the road agent's swoop,
ail these entered Into tne life along the Btttaey
trail, and the prosaic procession of heavy-laden
wagons, dragging the food and clothing for the
gold hunters, closed up the picture. The stage
driver, the "mul skinner," the "bull whacker,"
the "cow puncher." and all the characters that
made up the picturesque, as well as the sord'd
side of life In the development days, moved
along the Sidney trail, It ahould be Improved
and preserved as a worthy monument to the en
deavor of men still living, who made a tidy little
empire out of a bit of the forgotten mountains
of the great west.
War and Ooean Shipping1.
Thst our democratic congress pulled down
the tariff fence that had protected American In
dustries sgalnst foreign competition only to
have the war put It back, and build It still
higher, Is a commonplace declaration, although
not every oue has been able to ace Just how this
result Is brought about. Perhaps, a clearer ex
planation may be found In a report upon the
shortage of ocean shipping facilities, which, be
cause or tne war's interference, baa now raised
the rout of ocean freights to the highest figures
the present generation has known.
Exports bound for Europe pay now from
four to seven times the usual freight charge,
and to to 60 per cent more for insurance, the
transportstion cost of imports being correspond
ingly Increased. -
The best estimates figure only three-fourths
of the world's available ocean tonnage as still
In the carrying business, but la efficiency this
three-qusrters of the shipping Is fsr below nor
mal, bringing effective tonnage below half that
of ordinary times. As a consequence shippers are
paying approximately 1)4 a ton for general
.merchandise freights on which they formerly paid
IS.sO to 6 a ton. The war risk Insurance must
be added, from two to five tiroes the amount
previously asked, and an additional Indirect cost
occurs In financing foreign trade through the
derangement of exchanges, in a word, all that
was taken off th tariff dutlea. and much more,
Is now absorbed by Increased shipping rates, in
surance and exchange.
Every law enacted to govern our Water
board haa expressly stated the purpose to di
vorce the maaageuent and operation completely
from politics, bat thla part of these las has
been a dead letter. Why uot have a divorce now
that will keep Water board pay-rollers eul of
the poetical game for the future?
rroaa tae tafleuewSea.
NAPOLFVON'B aphoriam, "Vfbo hold Cowrtantlno
ple rules the world," opr e weU tha m
portamw hlch haa always attached . to tho
tratealo value of that city. Blnca Constantinople has
been held for centurUe at a time by two ot tho
weakest and moat Inefficient nations of tho world, the
later Pyaantlna and later Ottoman empire. It Is evi
dent that Its ownership does not naooaaajily entry
with It the lordehlp of tho world. But the fact that
theee two decadent powers were able by the mare
poaaeeelnn of this point is exert aa Influence over
world politics to wbloh their Inherent etrangth. la no
wloe entitled thorn, proves Its Importance and the
ntieetlnn of Its future, ownership Is one of the moat
m.rmintoua and difficult of the problems tho groat
wnt has to solve, the allies are rivals emon It oomee
to the question of Constantinople. During the nine
teenth century It waa the timed belief ex the British
that the acquisition of the dty fcy a European power
would put the empire In peril. Drery time that Rus
sia reached out to graap the prlae Or eat Britain in
terposed by arms or dlpiomavoy to protect the Turka.
tn the Crimean war. BrlUeh, Pranoh, Turkish and
Italian troops Joined In tho attaok upon Kneel. Now
the Roaalan, Vrennn and British fleets are Joining la
the effort to take Constantinople from the Turks.
What will henetne of It lata nobody knew) but the
diplomats, and swftvapa not they. That Russia's attw
tugd has hot tMnBd is Shews by the declaration of
Foreign Mlntf tMaaneff tn the Duma and the fol
lowing remlttltttH. passed unanimously by the oorv
grafts of represent&tlrtg of the noWllty new In session
"The rltal If torn is of Hum la require full poaoea
slon ot CmiRtatoUnople and both shores of the Bos
porus and the ttortUnaUoa and the adjacent Islands.
The Brttleh fsreigit minister, Mir Mwtn Ore.
Stated te Parliament a few woeks age that Oroat
Britain approved of ttaaaWa desire for a southern
Pert, thsuffh ho avoided specifying Constantinople, a
WbM feilehoa la vlow of the tawny dalmants. Qreeoa,
asatlmlnaT to ho Lht is hart tor of the arosk. empire,
aspires te lis eapttal. The Sulgara might have taken
it three rears ago If tho Interposition ef the powers
had hot shaoksd tbolr vletorioua edvenoe at the
tthataldja line. Italy's Interests are so greatly In
volved that It Is likely is enter the war. Austria's
po)ly has sdways had aa Its goal the acquisition of
ths Balkan peninsula. Germany had looked on Asia
Mirer ss the Ipost favorable opening for Us eoloalal
development and haa rradually replaced England aa
the friend And "protector" of the Ottoman empire.
"The war to Constantinople Use through Vienna."
Is an old Russian maxim. But the Russians sow are
taking a shorter out to the goal ef their long desire.
Their f;et haa skirted ths western shore of the
Week sua and Is now striving to enter the Bosporus.
It Is an old routs to thsm. Over a thousand years
ago thsy took It first, and would, aooordlng to the
legend, have reached the city If It had not been for
the personal Intervention of the Virgin Mary. tn
those days there waa a distinction between the Rus
sian and Slavic races. The Slavs wore a simple, un
organised people, barbarous but not warlike, and the
frequency of their appearance as captives In 'tho mar
ket made their name the venerlo term for slaves.
Ths Rus were of that ensraetlo race of Scandinavian
orlsin .which Invaded franco under Hollo, EnSland
wnder William, Italy under Robert and Russia under
Rurtk. In every country becoming tne dominant ele
ment In the population, which can still be" discerned
In eplto of a thousand years of intermarriage,
Russian history dates from tho Unas when these
Vlklnsjs of Kiev, under the leadership of Askold and
Dlr, set out to oonqtier Constantinople, tor, says the
Byaantlne historian Phottua, tho men of Rua hitherto
"unknown and of no aoconnt," became by that act
"moat renowned and glorious" and "boundlessly bold
and proud." Yet tbelr first attempt waa a failure,
for as their fX galleys swept down the Bosporus the
Bjrsentlne emperor and patriarch knelt In prayer be
fore tho sacred shrine. At daybreak the patrlareh
took the wonder working robe of the Virgin and
marching with a procession of priests and choir boys
to tho ehore, dipped It Into the Bosporus, Let Nestor,
ths chronicler, toll the story In his own wf-det
"Instantly the waves, which before were smooth
and still, arose In anxer and began to roar, and the
ships of the Idolatrous Russians were dispersed,
daahed upon the shore and broken tn pieces so that
few escaped the disaster or ohsnced to reach their
own Isnd asraln."
But .the nest Russian expedition against Con
stantinople, that of SOS, avoided the perils of tho Bos
porus, both natural and miraculous, for we are told
that Oles put wheels on his boats and sailed overland
to the city wall. This kind of vehicle, the land
yacht, used to be seen upon our western plains, but
bas not been used tn the present war. , The autonv
bfle has taken Ita place. But another engine of war,
which the Hyiantlnea, for some reason unexplained,
used hi preference to the Virgin's mba for warding
off the later attacks of the Ruaalans, has' been re
vived by the Germans within the last fsw month
This waa. In the words of the chronicler, "a kind of
winged fire which leaped upon the Ruaalans and
mads them lake, to the water, to ssvs themselves, but
many were drowned by the weight of their helmets."
The famous "Greek fire," which burned the wooden
boats, was doubtless the stream of biasing petroleum
with which the Germans have of lata been spraying
the French trenches.
Several times did the Northmen force tho Imperial
City to 'pay tribute, but they never occupied It. The
prophecy found Inscribed upon the foot of thahronse
Statue of Bellerophon, which foretells the oonXig uf
the time when the Russians should take Constantino
ple still 'larks fulfilment a thousand years after,
though now It loci ss If the dsy la near. . It was
rather Constantinople which conquered Russia la the
splrltusl eense. When the Ruaalana came to the
choice of a religion they sent a commission about tn
compare the various faiths. , Jhs alohemmadane re
quired the abandonment of pork and wine, so they
would have none of It. The delegates visited the
Oarmsa Catholic churches, but reported that the
service wss barren and unseautlful. But when they
came to the ("huroh of gt. Pnphla "It seemed ss
though we were In heaves, for In sooth on earth It
Is vain to find such magnificence." So the Russians
became Gretk Instead ef Latin Christians.
Although they built a U Sophia of their own at
Kiev they have never ceased to long for fie mother
church. Their affections hsvs always been fixed
upon Tsergred. the City of the Csar, upon the aunuy
shores of the Bosporus, rather than upon Petregrad,
the city which Peter built upon the Ice-bound eoast
of ths Baltic.
But first, the Russians have to force the Bos
porus, which they are not likely to find easier than
the British and French erf finding the Dardanelles,
Though shorter, the Bosporus Is nsrrower Vnd quits
ea crooked. At Ita harrowest point, wfiere only 8'0
yarda wide, stand .(lie Castle of Asia and the Castle
of Rurope. which have for 3 years kept the Com
merce of the Black sea at the mercy of the Turk. Tho
first of these atronsholds. Anatoli H laser; waa built
by Pultan Kayeald I in 1M The Rumlll Hieaar, on
the opposite or western shore, was built by Moham
med II In 1U ss a irellintnary to hia siege. of Con
atentlnople a few months later. It was from a rock
oa this promontory that Parlua wstchew the crossing
of the Persian army Into Kurepe.
The proud elty on the Bosporus for wnirh the
powers are row struggling bas bad many masters
and borne many names in Ita time. It waa Bysantlum
front B C. l to A. D. 330. than Constahllnople to
ltfJ. when the Isat of the Constsntlues waa killed
In tbs breech through which the Ottomans entered.
Hi nee then It haa been known by those who possessed
It as Btambul, and it remalna for the future to decide
ben, If ever, U ahall beome Taargred.
rrofU-SharlneT with Kmployee.
IS Dennlson Manufacturing company of Boetba
goes lleary Ford one better by turning ever to Its
i.ton employes all the tangible property ad common
slack, the owners retaining only the preferred slock
ef SS.SSS.S9a The only eontrolllug stipulation la that
the preferred suh-m dividend ahall pot fall belew 4
per rent for one full year or ( per coat for two full
years. Otherwise the men have complete control and
ewaerahtsj if they make good.
OMAHA, April tt.-tfo tha Editor of
The Bee: X think my appraisal of com
mercial high schools Ui the press waa
worth while for It having brought cut
Commleatoner Srnst'e and Superintend
ent Graffs appraisals In 'the former's ad
mirable letter to tha press of April IX
It goes a long way, or all the way, to
establishing public faith In present con
trol of our school policy, not only ss to
commercial high eobools. but ss to all
I adhere to what I said though, be
cause I weltere the school oommtsslonere'
program called for a new commercial
high school and warranted the aasump
tton that thsy favored putting R on a
parity with our sure-enough high
school;' and I attacked, not provision in
some way for our teaching stenography,
typing and telegraphy (I exclude book
keeping as pure wsste of teaching power,
a goad general education taking hold
of that promptly), but education's "bulg
ing" In a protnberenoe that plainly oaa't
In Itself furnish a tithe of a child' e
needed mental drill, that can do ao only
by wasteful overlapping.
No doubt it'a well, all considered, for
our schools to equip boys and girls, tbat
wish them, too, tor telegraphy and stenog
raphy, but to Imprison them In such
drudgery In large numbers would be a
mistaken kindness amounting in time to
a raclsj disaster.
The statement of D. E. Buck that
seme parents can't afford a drill ot their
chlldrena wits without an admixture of
Instruction In bread -winning is, bluntly,
exactly not true; for children, suffering
the misfortune of being denied the aver
age time for this drill, by so much of It
as they lose by that much arc in greater
need of It. There's nothing better estab
lished than need of state protection of
the child against short-stghtad. ill-eon-sldered
perontaJ wishes. Moreover, this
straight-Jacketing of children would tend
to undermine our democracy by making
a olaaa. as set aa any In Eta rope, bound
down to the humdrum of machine work.
There's a machine-stenographer that
grinds oat dictations flawlessly, but hu.
msn-stenographars, I'm told, have been
known to digress from meaning and
American school hours, I understand,
are not more than two-thirds of Germany,
and the German's efficiency seems not to
have suffered severely from this hard
drlP "Why not then teach stenography
and typing to those that want them as
an addition to tha regular drill T
Mr. Buok (I would pass him, but can
not) compels my telling my true name.
I hid It because Pm unknown outside ef
two little social and trading chrclea, and
I feared people would say, "Who's he?
Never heard of him before," that, though
my latter had punoh, It would lack reach.
But Mr. Buck has sowsd the suspicion
that I am a curbstone professor, or his
agent, U disguise. So I subscribe my
name. W. E. MARTIN,
711 Omaha National Bank Building,
Trwe OoMorravoyWrhe Golden Hale.
TILDEN. Nob.. April U. To ths Editor
of Tho Bee: When the young United
States Benator Allen from Ohio was
challenged by an old senatorial warhorse
to define democracy, Allen responded
with the following inspired words:
Democracy j a sentiment not to be
appalled, corrupted or compromised. It
knowa no baseness; It cowera at no dan
erere) It opposes ne weakness, fearless,
generous and human, it rebuke the ar
rogant, cberlahea honor and sympathlaes
with the humble. Destructive only of
despotism. It la the sole conservator of
equal rights and equal obligations. The
stupid, ths selfish and the bass In spirit
Kay denounce It as a vulgar thins: but
the hietory of our race the democratic
spirit haa devoloped and illustrated the
highest moral aud Intellectual attrtbuts
or our nature.
This Is but the exposition of the Golden
Rule, the practical reflection of Good
Kamarltanshlp, and the vivid truth of
dtlsenshlp, home, national and world
wide, that "1 am my brother's keeper."
Thla abridged epto should become the In
dividual statute of every clttsen. for it
thla radiating stream would be permitted
to flow outward from every Individual,
the horrors of misrule from the family
through municipality, state, nation and
world, would be abated.
"Majority rule" Is but a makeshift, and
s only another form of "Might makes
right," tor the .might and the majority
may be on the side of Justice, or it may
be In favor ef nullifying this tenet.
Stymologlcally, democracy la 'The voice
of the people," and the Latin proverb
smith said: "Vox popull, vox Del" (The
voice of the people Is ths voice of Clod).
Ood's voice tould not be wrong, therefore
the voice of the people la only ths voles
of Ood whan right.
This definition really applied would
solve the complex question ef today,
civksally. politically, aa well as matters
of world-wide import. C. P. I
OMAHA, April Is. -To the Kditor of
Tha Bee: Bert-beri aeeme lue scurvy
to be a disease, not to much dependent
oa what we eat, as n what we don't
est. Like scurvy It has been known for
ages, but mora aa a dlaeaae of the
Orient China, Japan, ete. It may not
be Infectious, as the Associated Press
saye of the ninety odd cases ou tha Kron
Prlns Wlltvelm, but recent medical writ
ers are not agreed aa te that, for there
are two distinct views:
One that it la Infectious and the other
tbat It la s disorder of metabollamor
In tho days of the old aailing vessels.
when ahlpa were out fo- montha In J
coming to A marina, than It was that the
disease aourvy was known as tha "calam
ity of sailors." We are told that it was
I he lemon twhioh waa about the only
thing in the way of fruit or vegetable
that could be conveniently taken in these
long voyages), that drcve scurvy from
Bert-be rl is thought to be due to eat
ing polished rice, almost exclusively or
rice where the "sVIa ' or pericarp Is re
nioved. This is a goad deal like trying ts live
on the pure stare ef bolted flour with,
out the gluten or nitrogen ef the whole
While suoh an imperfect dietary may
be a great factor by the lack of yes-stables
or fruit, there sre plenty ot
Asiatics thst do the asms and never have
the disease. A man that Uvea on salted
meat all winter U ths farmer. In ths
spring says he needs a blood medicine,
tie mesne ale blood craves things that
are green freah vegetables.
Bert-beri is thought by many suthors
to be due to Infection end to be sn in
fectlous disease, but In this rasa not
due to ths body.
Also like typhus snd s urvy It la due
to overcrowding and poor ventilation.
The fact Is there 's mighty little yet
known definitely about the causes of beri
beri and even scurvy Is In the balance
as to whether it be Infectious. No rerm
found for either ss yet.
If this war continues there will need
he a crusade and house cleaning against
hugs that carry germs to this country
snd the sorubblug brush of the Hollander
will be neceasary bare on house and pave
ment. It seems a sharue that the United
Ft ate should not only hsve to be the
seylum for the natlona, but the bath
tub of all creation as well.
The question la, can ws soap and scrub
snd disinfect tha mall and not become
Infected oureelve snd start aflame epi
Here are torn of the Infectious diseases
that war can bring to us. Typhus, ty
phoid, berl-eri. cholera. Smallpox, yel
low fever, bubonic plague, the flea and
some from the orient that the reader
never heard of.
OBOROB P. WILKINSON1, M. D.
Sine; Them Down.
OMAHA, April 16.-TO the Editor of
The Bee: At our free gospel meetings
each one ahould endeavor by prayer and
song service to cheer every soul; and our
leader (Lord bless her, she's hsndeome
and eleven, should keep the program
under perfect control. When Plater
O'Dobblna, pals, nervous and worried,
stsnds up to repeat a long massage ot
woe and te tell where her grandmother's
mother lies burled and how the dear
soul bore her grief here below; and while
this dear sister Is mentally gating with
sad, soulful eyes on that faraway mound,
lot tho saints raise a hymn of devotion
and praising, and to ward off the blues,
sing the good lady down.
There's Tom Swikelhanuner, a chronlo
backslider; he's always on hand with a
snout full of gin i he left wife and chil
dren without a provider, and his heart
is ss tough as an elephant's skin; when
he bogins bawling and pounding the al
tar, and praying tor sinners In language
profound, O, start the grand chorus, let
no pilgrim falter, keep time with the or
gan, and all sing him down.
When we get a ewell pastor, who lec
tures on erlenoe; explains evolution and
preachee In Greek: and denies that young
David fought bears and slsw giants, or
that God mads this beautiful world In
a week; I any, that whenever we fao
such a crisis, and the doctor stops forth
In his skullcap and gown, our lungs will
expand and we'll raise our rich voices,
and alng the old doubting philosopher
And every church haa thom-theaa long
wlndod creatures these waterlogged
ships on the ocean of Joy. a hindrance to
sinners, and pastors, and teachers, they
get on our nerves and our patlsnoe de
stroy; and when other methods have
proved unavailing (feet shuffling, loud
coughing, side glances and frtremsi there
is still one rebuks that Is swift and un
failing, sing thsm down, 'tis the surest
relief, sing them down.
E. O. M-tNTOHII.
"That landlord Is certainly an enter
"He has Installed outside roller towels
that run the full length of a three-storv
hotel. Guests on every floor can lean out
of the windows snd wipe their hanrta."
"But why havs ths towels outsider'
"Oh. that's so the rain can waah m."
IDE AA Uft IfvMrTTI VO
lu. KEif rrurrwfbuv
"Pa, doesn't preclpllstlon mean th
seme as settling T"
"It does In chemistry, my son; but In
business you'll find thst many persons
In settling don't show sny precipitation
at all." Beaton Transcript.
"80 she has broken the engagement!
Did she give you back the diamond ring?"
"No, we are deadlocked. She eaye she
will give me back the price I paid for It,
but diamonds have doubled in value and
that she le entitled to the profit."
. Witter Bynner in Harper's Weekly.
Weil, 1 was In the old Second Maine,
The first regiment In Washington from
the Pine Tree St ete.
Of course, I didn't fret the butt of the
We was there for guarding Washington
We waa all green.
I ain't never been to but one theater in
I didn't know how to behave;
I ain't never been since.
I can see ss plain aa my hat the box
where he sat In
When he was shot.
There was quits a panic
When we found our president was In the
shape he was In:
Never saw a aoldier In the world but what
Tea. sir. His looks wss kind o'hard to
He was a spars man.
An old farmer.
Everything wan all right, you know.
But he wan't a smootn-acpearln' man at
Not In no ways;
And a swrilln' lnd of a thick lip llke
A neighbor In' farmer.
And he was a Jolly old fellow always
He wan't so high but what the boys could
talk to him their own ways.
While I was eervln' at the hospital
He'd 00 mo In and say, "You look nice in
Praise us up, you know.
And he'd bend over and talk to tho beys
And he'd talk so good to 'am ao cloan-
That's why I call him a farmer.
I don't mean that everything about him
wasn't all right, you understand.
It'e Jos' well, I was a farmer
And be waa Jes' everybody's netghboiv
1 guess even you young folks would g
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