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Cnbscrfber leaving tria city temporarily '
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Thought for the Day
5ecf eaf by Clarm B. Afoaoa
1 will do ivtrvthing riyht according to my
J viil incrta$ my light in tvtry po$bU tcay
according to my ttrtng h."
Words are good only when backed up by
deeds likewise promises of lower electric light
ing rates. . '
Orest BrlUln's cabinet repair still further
emphasises the national feeling that It will
"muddle through." somehow.
It Is worth while noting that tha young men
most . likely to do the trench digging are not
doing much of the war talking.
The movement for consolidation of Greater
Omaha may be Ilk an obstacle race, but lti
eventual success Is as sure as fate.
When European cabinet Jobs go a-begging,
there should be an opening abroad for some of
the surplus timber in this country.
Some good has already come out ot the
Wllliams-Rlggs bank esse. It has cleared up
the mystery of the whereabouts of ' former 8en-i
stor Bailey ot Texas.
Assurance Is given that the new secretary of
the State Board of Health Is neither allopath
nor homeopath. Must be an invitation for an In
qulsitlon and an inquest.
Nearly every legislature still in session baa
made a plea' for commutation of sentence for
Leo M. Frank. But Nebraska's governor, at U.U
accounts, is .still thinking about it.
In advocating the mobilizing of both men
and women, Mrs, Pankhurst Is nothing If not
consistent with ber championship of equal civil
and political rights regsrdless of sex.
Tha extension of the postal savings ban
system to districts hitherto Isolated will be for
tunate If It relieves kitchen stoves and pantry
abelves of their banking responsibilities.
Admiral Dewey says the American navy is
not surpassed, ship for ship, by anything that
floats. Still there are critics who assume to
know more about it than the hero of Manila
Neighboring counties which Indulge in the
practice of ticketing public charges to Omaha
are reminded that the home supply Is fully up
to the demand. True charity rebeU at impo
sition. . : I
, With Italy committed to war Europe stands
ten governments for peace and nine engaged in
deadly strife. The big six and three minor
governments ar struggling for each others'
throats, and ten bantam powers look on at an
The call for dslly and hourly prayers to
end the scourge of war should find ready re
sponse In the hearts of a peaceful people. The
dominating powers engulfed in deadly sir If,
professing belief In an All-Wise Ruler, should
be susceptible to divine Intercession.
. ..... .
tin- of tha laadinc educator of Nebraaka.
low Sod Kanaaa waa held ta d:acuaa educational In
taraatd of thaea elalee. A men tha familiar namaa hi
tba roetr of attendance are F, A. Fltiielrlck. clly
ampertatrndent Of Leavenworth; Aaron Oovc, itty au.
parintendent of Dnver; Prof. Oeorte & WeUuod
f Lincoln, Superintendent Henry M. Jamea of Omaha.
The dootors of thla city war riven e private ru
anoa by tha maaineriirta now la Qjuaha. , It was a
eoanplata failure In every reapert.
KxCity (Vrk ewett baa takea charts of tha
buaSneia of flea of Mtors Iter's bravery.
Aa anterUluuteal by the hlch achool vbolara pre.
Mnted, a prosram trU.1aUd In by thcee youna
folke: Kmll Karbat-h, Uertha Toet. Harry MhConmVk,
Edith Jaines. Victor Kuaewater, Nettle Wood. Jennie
Huncher. Nuva Turner. JJennle Wallace, Howard
Another f'ential M'hool entertainment railed forth
mimical a ltd reilleilou nmnbera hy Alma Rlaser, Lil
lian He. Carrie Ix.taaUr. Delia Cay, Joe alorae
ntait. Tom t'relah. Meanle lloree, Orace Sldiier. Annie
Klliutt. Iolllo Pullafc, Owirae Bolter, Fay Walker
Mabel I-ratt aid IMIth Crandall. '
Itofcert M, Wallace and wife have go rut to Mon
aaoutu. ill., where Mr. WaJlaoe tMoron aaaooUU
aouo itt U rnlnj Oaaette.
Opening- the Doori of Janus' Temple.
The trwts of Rom again resound with
demonstrations for wsr, the populace having
enforced It wsy ssatnM the government, at
lHPt so fsr as surfsce Indications may be relied
upon. Thla revival of scenes enacted again atid
again for more than twenty-five centuries in the
Kfrnitl City hos how strong is the hold of
war on the mind of the masses. Itsly's recent
experlenrea In Abyssinia and Tripoli have no
deterrent effect on the mob that howls for a re
newal of conflict The maimed and bsttere-l
wrecks that csrae home from the csmpalgns In
Africa brought with them no lesson of the fu
tility of flKhtlng. and the doors of the Temple
of Jsrsjis are attain to be opened, aa they were In
the days of the snclent republic. The people of
Italy are one, more to pour out their blood anl
wealth on the altar of wsr.
A singular, and sorrowful, fact In connec
tion with the situation Is that the royal family,
although strongly opposed to war, is unable to
withstand the popular clamor, and must give
assent to the proceedings. Back of this lies an
economic condition that must be given full
weight. It bears on all the nations of Europe
to some degree, but on Italy at this time It
presses with peculiar power. The soldier is bet
ter cared for than the worklngman. He sleeps
softer, Is better clothed and fed, and Is attended
with Infinitely more care as a fighting man than
ha Is aa a worker. This grim fact baa bad more
to do with determining the course of Italy than
any consideration of politics. At peace, Indus
trial stagnation pervaded Italy, and the-work-Ingmen
suffered for all the necessaries of life.
At war, those at least who enter the army, will
eat regularly of wholesome food, be well clothed,
and will receive attention they never could ex
pect otherwise. So the populace howls for wa:'.
It would be a waste of time to speculate on
the effect of Italy's advent on the course. of the
conflict. But It is not a waste of time or
thought to look forward to, and plan for, a day
when men can be hotter provided for In pursuits
of peace than in the waging of warfare. Here
Is one plsre where our scheme of civilization
gadly needs mending.
What's the Constitution Between Friend t
To save for the Nebraska National guard a
few thousand dollars of its last year's budgot
In danger of lapsing, our learned attorney gen
eral has promulgated a new ruling which ex
tends the life of the appropriation for thrca
For almost forty years law-makers, attor
neys general and other state officers must have
been stupidly reading the constitution as if it
meant what It said wherein it provides that
"each legislature shall make approprlalons for
expenses of the government' until the expiration
of the first fiscal quarter after tha adjournment
of the next regular session, and all appropria
tions shall end with such fiscal quarter, but
whenever it Is deemed necessary to malt further
appropriations for deficiencies, etc." But our
attorney general bas now conveniently "discov
ered that the expiration of tha first fiscal quar
ter after adjournment Is not tba first expiration
of a fiscal quarter after adjournment, but the
aspiration of the fiscal quarter that first starts
after, adjournment. It looks like the difference
between tweedledoe and tweedledum, but plot
ted on the calendar It is a difference of three
months of solar time that cannot be hurried
along or turned back. And here we have had
legislatures session after session making defi
ciency appropriations that might not have been
needed had money previously available not been
mistakenly or ignorantly lapsed Into the treas
ury. But what's the constitution between friends,
anywayT Does not the same sacred document
in another place say, "There shall be no allow
ance for clerk hire In the offices of superinten
dent of public instruction and attorney gen
eral," when, as a matter of fact, employes are
so thick in those two office they can scarcely
keep out of one another's way? But, of course,
they are not on the payroll as "clerks." Why,
then, agitate for a constitutional convention or
revise the constitution when it can be so easily
changed by attorneys general proclamations to
suit every passing whim?
Base Ball as a Peacemaker.
The civilizing influence ot base ball la being
felt in Europe as never before. The cry that
comes from the trenches for the "pink sheets"
with the "box scores" showi the human touch
of the sport, and the games that have been
played between battles have drawn the attention
of thousands who never before heard the cries
that attend the progress of the sport from In
ning to inning. Bsse ball is virile as well as hu
man, and the European soldiers are unable to
withstand Its allurements. Interest In the sport
is rapidly spreading, and it may yet supersede
some of the play customs of the older countries.
It Is a splendid safety valve for animal spirits,
and may possibly be found an antidote to the
impulse to fight.
With little difficulty we may visualls the
spread of 'this most potent American Influence
for peace, until In time we ran see the nations
of Europe flocking to the grandstands, there to
cheer their representatives on the diamond
rather than the embattled millions now arrayed
In conflict, The International quality of' the
game is well attested by the roster or any pro
fessional team In the United States. Men of
all races play it, and find In It ample scope for
their best efforts. The sooner the nations of
Europe tske up base ball and give over some ot
their other outdoor occupations, the better it
will be for humanity.
Computation of lost occupation taxes makes
the Jitney business In Omaha coat the city treas
ury about f 10 a day. Perhaps, but that gets
back to the real question. Is It, or Is it not.
worth the money as a public convenience and
'Because May 30 this year fails oa a Sunday,
the governor hss designated May 31 for observ
ance aa Memorial day. Considering that 115
marks the semi-centennial of the peace or Ap
pomattox, two Memorial days will not be too
' Mrs. Oliver Haxard Terry Belmont, militant
suffrage leader, feels peeved because President
Wilson bag a bodyguard on his travels. What
else can a lonely widower do-whe realises the
force of Earn Waller's admonition.
When is an American
Not an American?
Tkeoore XWeerelt la SCetro poUtaJL "
IT HE EM 8 to me that the following two lettcra show
an attitude on the part of the national administra
tion which challenge the careful consideration of
every American. The I-ttrs, which were sent ma
by John M. I'arkrr of New Orleana, explain them
Helves: Hon. William Jrnnlnsa Bryan, secretary of state,
Washington. D. C. 1 otir excellency:
Mv father, P. A t.elona. was a native of France
and canin to New Orleans when he waa nbout 30 years
of axe; lived here sbout forty years. He died here
alirmt two years ago, but about five years before his
death took nut naturalization papers.
I was horn In New Orleans. June l. 1W0. I have
never been out of the United States and have regularly
voted as an American cltsen since I reached the atr
of 21 years and If war had ever occurred between
Krone and the fnlted States, I most certainly would
have fought for tho United States. I ave held tha
office of township commissioner In Henderson county.
North Carolina: have held several court appointments,
both federal and state, and am a memtr of the state
and federsl bar. and have considered myself as much
an American, citlscn as President Wilson or any ot
the members of the cabinet.
I wish to visit France on business .n the near
future, and am Informed by Mr. Kerr and and the
French consul here that If 1 go to Frnnc I could be
either Impressed Into the Frwnch service or punished
Tor not having reported for military duty, and also
for having served In the state multia of Louisiana
without permission from the French government.
I contend that If the French gcrvernment had any
right to claim ma as a cltlsen under their laws. In
times of peace they should have called on me to serve
my three yesrs In their military service.
Wishing to know whether my constitutional prlvl
legea aa an American cltlsen follow ma wherever I go,
with Its constllut onal guarantees, or whether tba
United Rates government will allow tha French gov
ernment to act In tha manner aa stated by Mr. Fer
rand, the French consul, I respectfully request an an
swer at as early a date as possible. Respectfully yours.
P. A. LJOIXtNO, JR.
To this the following answer waa returned:
department of Ptste, Washington, April 2. 1914.
P. A. Ivelong, Jr., KJ Union street. New Orleans, La.
The department haa received your letter of March
fT. 19)6, stating that you expect to K to France on
bcslness In tho near future and Inquiring whether you
would b molested by the French military authorities.
You say that you were born In New Orleans, June 18
ixxo. and that your father, a native of Franca, resided
In this country about forty years and obtained
naturalization as a citizen of tha united Mates shortly
before his death, which occurred about two years ago.
Under the provision of the fourteenth amendment
to the constitution, all persons born In the United
Mates and subject to tha Jurisdiction thereof axe citi
zens ot the United States, election one art cle vll of
the French civil code, states that the following are
Frenchmen: "Kvery person born of a Frenchman In
France or abroad."
It thus appears that you were born with a dual
nationality, and the department cannot therefore
give you any assurance that you would not be heid
liable for the performance of military service In
France should you voluntarily place yourself within
French Jurisdiction. I am, air, yur obedient servant,
for the secretary of state.
ROBERT LANSING. Counselor.
I hold that it Is tha clear duty of tha national ad
ministration, speaking for tha American people, im
mediately to repudiate the doctrine thus laid down by
tha Department of State, that there are In our coun
try cltizeas and, as a matter of fact, this ruling would
apply to millions of citizens who are "born with a
dual nationality." Two or three years ago It was
announced that Oermsny had passed a law by which
It provided for Its citizens, who became naturalized
In the United States or elsewhere, the means of also
retaining- their German citizenship, so that these men
would preserve a dual citizenship, what the Depart
ment of State In this letter of April 12 lat calls "a dual
nationality." I hold that It was tha business of our
government ss soon aa thla statement was published
to Investigate the facta, to require would-be citizens
to repudiate this law, and to notify tha German gov
ernment that wa protested against and would refuse
to recognize lta action; that wa declined to recognize
or acquiesce In tha principle of such a enial citizenship
or a dual nationality; that we would hold naturalized
citizens to tha full performance of tha duties of Ameri
can Citizenship, which ware necaaaarUr exclusive ef
and Inconsistent with the profeaalon of dtizanshlp In
or allegiance to any other nation, and that In return
we would extend the aama protection to thla citizen
that Is extended to native-born citizens. Such action
was not taken. It Is a reproach to us aa a nation
that it waa not taken. We should not for a moment
tolerate tha assumption by Germany or by any other
foreign power that foreign-born, citizens of tha United
States, can retain any citizenship In'or allegiance to
tha country from which they came.
But the present case Is even worse. It seems in
credible that tha Department of State can promulgate
the doctrine of dual nationality promulgated In Its
letter above quoted. It la dangerously close to treason
to the United States to hold that men born here of
foreign parentage, men who have served In tha militia
In this country, who vote and hold office and exercise
all tha other rights of citizenship, and who In good
faith are and always have been Americans, should,
nevertheless, be blandly Informed by the State depart
ment that If they visit the countries In which their
parents were born they can be aelaed, punished for
evasion of military duty er made to serve la tha army.
Tt me point out a few of tha possible applications
of the doctrines thus laid down by the Department of
State. If Colonel Ooethala went t Holland ha would
be liable to be shipped out for military service In
Sumatra. If Admirals Osterhaua and Schroeder had
gone to Germany they could have been forced to serve
under Admiral von Tlrpltz In the German navy. If
General Barry ahould visit England ha could be aelsed
and sent to tha trenches In France. If my neighbors
Messrs. Peter Dunne and Mark Sullivan, and my
friends Judge O'Brien and Jamea Conolly and Charles
Conolly, went to England they could be Impressed
Into tha British army for service In Flanders or
Ireland. If the sons of Jacob Rila went to Denmark
they could be retained In the Danish forces. If tho
son of the great war correspondent McGann, whose
mother was a Russian woman, went to Russia, ha
could be aent to serve In tha Carpathians. President
Andrew Jackron on thla theory could have been Im
pressed for military service In the English army
against which ha fought at New Orleans. If ha had
ever happened to visit England: and President Arthur
would have been In the same plight.
Such Incidents seem like the phantasmagoria of
an unpleasant dream. Until I aaw thla letter of.
April 3 last. I had not supposed that It would be pos
sible for any human being In our country to uphold
such a proposition. Yet In point of rights, Mr. Lelong
stands exactly level with tha men who I have thus
Instanced. Surely It ought not to be necessary to say
that tha rights of every citizen in this land are aa
great and aa sacred as those of any other citizen. Tha
United 'States cannot with self-respect permit Ha
organic and fundamental law to be overridden by tha
lawa of a foreign country. 'It cannot acknowledge any
such theory as thla of "a dual nationality" which. In
cidentally, is a self-evident absurdity. Mr. Lolong waa
born In this country; when he became of age he elected
to ezerclse h's birthright granted to him by tha con
stitution of tha United States; he took an oath to sup
port that constitution, and he haa held ramtary office
under lta authority, and under the authority of two
states of the American union. lie Is a cltlsen of tha
United Mates, standing on an exact enuallty ef right
with all other citizens, and he Is entitled to tha (all
protection ot the United Mates both in and out of
any foreign country, free and exempt from any provi
sion of the law of that country aa to ctttsenehln.
There should not be a moment a delay in asserting
this doctrine, not only aa regards Mr. Lelong and
France, but as regards Germany In connection with Its
law providing for a dual citizenship so far aa It con
cerns Immigrants from Germany who become citizens
of the United States. We should assert In tha face
of all the nations of the world, ef Franca and England,
of RuMia, Austria and Germany, tha principle that wa
ourselves determine for ourselves the lights of citizen
shin of our citizens, that we champion them In the full
exercise of these rlgtits as against any foreign power
that Interferes with them, and that In return we hold
them to a full accountability for the exercise of these
rights in the sole Interest of the United Ststes aa
against any foreign power m hlch claims any allegiance
whatsoever from them.
SsaeBglteac tit tlpleaa. ,
Several tans of opium smuggled la barrels of
pickled herring Is the latest discovery of New Tor
customs officers. It happened that one of the bar
rels leaked pickle Juice. neveasltaUag a, new bead,
when the opium waa disclosed.
Tot Sides te Every Story.'
OMAHA. May a. To the Editor of The
Bee: Thla morning 1 read a very pitlfut
artlclo on "The Sheriff Did His Duty"
tn The Bee's Letter Box. While I am not
for the sheriff and his gang, yet I am
willing to atlck up for them or anyone
else when they are In the tight, and they
certainly were In tha right In this mat
ter. The tenants being put out of the
house had not paid a cent of rent all
winter and from Indications didn't Intend
to pay any more rent at all. Mr. Epnet
is a poor man aa well as a sick man and
he cannot afford to have people In his
house who don't pay rent. He haa bought
thla house Just recently and la having a
hard time making both ends meet While
Mrs. Bradford has a cancer, she has
been examined by doctors, who say she
may live, for ten years yet. She haa been
able to be around all winter except when
notice haa been served to vacate and then
she has gone to. bed, hoping to receive
pity. Mr. Epnet haa served notices a
great many times, hoping to get these
undesirable tenants out peaceably, but
when he did not succeed he had to use
force and It waa no more than right that
they ahould get out The readers of your
paper have no doubt pitied these people,
but they only saw one side of the matter.
A READER. '
P- S. You can do as you please about
publishing this statement, but that ar
ticle made ma downright mad. I am not
a friend of Mr. Epnet's, but I know his
The nlmmlaz Hole.
OMAHA. May a. To tha Editor of The
Bee: Breathes there a man who never
feel a when summer comas a loneliness?
Who, o'er his heart no longing; ateala,
that tongue or pen cannot express, when
he beholds a flock of kids, stripping their
shirts and shoes and lids, tying them up
in a solid roll, then plunge headlong In
tha swimming hole. Who Is he that thla
dream will ahunT If such there be 1 am
not one. Each time I see the naked hack
of a boy with gravel In his ears, my mind
slipa e'er the backward track to snatch
a glimpse of bygone years.
A mile from the village where I waa
raised, in shaded park vrhere the town
herd grazed; where Soldier creek and tha
Kaw unite was a pool where the fish
would never bite, for all day long could
be heard the noise of a hundred howling,
screaming boys. Finest place In the Sun
flower state: grapevine cigarettea to
amoka, luxurlee that boys can appreciate,
such aa noxtoua Ivy and poison oak;
swing-ropes wove out of flags and grass,
a slippery slide aa smooth aa glass: chlg
gers, mosquitoes and bumblebees, bull
snakes colled In the hollow trees; nature
and art worked hand in hand to make
young hearts with Joy expand.
A heavy springboard anchored deep,
twelve feet above tha river's edge; and
the youngest lad could take the lean, and
split tha water like a wedge; he runs and
jumps, th tough oak bends, straight up
he flies, turns and descends "baloonkt"-,
he strikes and disappears, then every kid
with squeals and cheers, follow the
leader, runs the plank, each hits the brim
when the last one sank.
Never again with sunburnt hide will I
wiggle and squirm In the cool, soft mud;
nor enjoy a wild and perilous ride on a
whirling log, when the waters flood; no
more engage In shirtsleeve plots, nor will
others laugh while I'm chewing knot
No more will mother Inspect my hair,
and reach for th, strap while X solemnly
swear upon my honorable word and soul,
that I haven't been near the awlmmtng
toJ B. a M'INTOSH.
The BlesBle Mesle of the Heart.
OfMAHA, May II. -To tha Editor of Tho.
Bee: A deep secret of tha power of
Bach's massive muslo In his apprecia
tion ef the richness and grandnesa and
eool of the simple chorale, or hymn. In
all the maze of learning tn Bach, hla
stnrle-hearted sense of simple heart
tnuslo of the people and for the people
brings the mighty muster's produetlona
eloaer heme. The reason why so much
t-ltra-modem muslo falls Is Its divorce
from the eubllme simplicities of the
Onoe a friend of mine, teacher of
languages, said that the explanation of
the fact that they who are not born to
the language of the land, but have ac
quired It by study only, seldom attain
to mastery la: They have not started with
the nursery rhyme, the child prattle, the
chUdhood story, the speech of the little
folk. They have never been In the kinder
garten of language and hence lack that
native Idiom of the heart which la the
finest soul of language. The same ap
plies to music. Eliminating the "sim
plicities" of rag-time and coon song,
which are corruptions, not simplicities,
the true musical soul can not afford to
lose touch with tha noble folk song. I
wrote some time ago. tn connection with
Mr. and Mrs. Kelleya 'folk-song con
cert," ef tha Influence of this simple
form of music. We might add the pur
est of the church's hymns. Why not also
some of those ballads end solos whl.ti
spring directly from the fields of life,
odorous as the wayside rose? "Home
Sweet Home," there Is one, dearest per
haps, of all native hearVcfruslons!
To restore In the home and In social
circles the cultivation ot the simplu music
of the heart la to restore the resonance
of the musical soul. Rossini was once
present at a musicals In the home of
Baron Rothschild of Paris. Rossini's
works were sung. Tha master-voices of
Paris sang. By a chance Rossini had
heard that a young Swedish songstress
was present In tha company. Tha master
knew ef the loveliness of the Swedish
folk eonga. So ha urged, through his
host, the daughter of the north to ting.
Phe aang that marvelous melody,
"Neckene Polska" (song of tba water
anrlte). Rossini asked for more verses.
Finally he fell Into a reverie of slWoce.
After a long pause, he exclaimed: "(uch
a melody I can not write." (Abraham
Mankell. "History of Music." volume J.
The mere academic study of music will
not make a musical people. Muslo la
heart-language. To be national, tt must
sing Itself forth out of the heart of the
ration. Music academies may produce
some critical musical connoisseurs, gour
mands of tone, experts of technique. A
musical people will ta so only from the
nursery rhyme up, from the folk-song
on, from tha chaste anJ expressive re
ligious hymn mklng a rifht In the. skies
If our American communities had not
tha Influx of foreign rationalities. In
which the folk-song Is Indigenous, we
would not today have the musie wa have.
Yet It la appareat that the fine old
traditions are too qukkly lost by the
Immigrant They represent thousands of
yoars of folk culture. Ah, wa need the
folk soul tn muslo In America, if we
shall aver rise te a true nrasteal Reeeie-
sanca Independent of furded orchestra
and musical orgaAiaationsI
Meanwhile, support what we have. And
If the select of the musical world unbend
enough to study this greatest problem ot
music: The folk song, perhaps, they will
accelerate the approach of a great na
tional musical awakening. Thla applies
to Omaha, too, our fair city which we
era ambitious to list In the roll of musical
cities. Tha surest appeal Is the appeal for
the simple song of the heart The Bach
snd the Rosslnls were rveat because they
were child-like la their depth of heart
Washington Post: "In my dream I stood
at tha gates of heir' Pilgrim's Progress.
t a bully war correspondent old John
Bunyan would have made!
Washington Star: The American farmer
Is looked to for another bumper crop to
fortify the nation tn It position of pros
Boston Transcript: It Is te be hoped
that Miss Jane Addama will not remain
abroad long enough te become famous
as tha feminine Dernburg of England.
Brooklyn Eagle: After barring vodka,
Russia offers prises amounting to (362.500
for new and better ways of using alcohol,
denaturlsed. A denaturUed autocracy
would accomplish more for a very large
St Louis Globe Democrat: Senator
Jones and Hitchcock announce that they
would not srote for war over the ques
tions arising out of the Ltultanla Inci
dent but neither threatens a filibuster
should the matter ever reach that stage.
Indianapolis News: While their condi
tion may not be all that could be de
sired, the action of certain British work
men in going on a atrlke Just st this
lirao would Indicate that the eltrulatlo
quality la not strongly developed In
Springfield Republican: The 130,000
which It would coat to mall a million
letters to the president pledging the sup
port of the citizens, as proposed by John
Wanam&ker, might more profitably be
spent otherwise. The number of the pres
ident's American supporters at this crisis
Is much nearer 100.000.00u, and It doesn't
need heavy burdens en the postal service
to prove It
New Tork World: In Buech's "Bis
marck" there appears a memorandum
under the date of January U, U71. that
has a peculiar application to the present
diplomatic situation between the United
Mates and Germany: "Called to the
chief at S p. m-. I am to write an art tale,
based upon official documents, on our po
sition toward American ships conveying
contraband of war. In doing so I am
to be guarded by the thirteenth article
of the treaty of 1789. We cannot scute
such vessel, but only detain them, er
ee lie the contraband goods, for which a
receipt must be given, and tn both eases
we must make fair compensation."
She This prise ffrht I have ben ren
ins: a"'H ann'.' bae been "cry oxclttnk.
He Why ttotT
Hhe P-aue the paper says that ere
f-f the fighters was put to sleep Balti
"Well," rhe Inquired, "what can I do
for you? Do you want employment?"
"Lady," replied the tramp, 'you mesne
well, but you can't make work sound any
more Invltln' by usln' words of three
idles' Home Journal.
Editor I e-lsh there were really such a
thing a "biting wit"
AsH stent Why?
Editor o I could look at the teeth of
the Joke and tell their age. Philadelphia
iu walk w rr cess me a ir
1 uasr ftjwe MOcacARPiKf
"Why so abstracted this morning,
"I have a new gown In my mind."
"Well, please don't get It on your back'
until after the first of the month." Hoes
"Oh, say, who waa here to see you last
"Only Myrtle, father."
"Well, tell Myrtle that she left her pipe
on the piano." Puck.
Bill The fools are not all dead yet -Jill
Oh, brace up old man! you're not'
feeilng badly, are you Yonktra Stetae-
"Dat's de way ah got mah start," re
marked a gorgeously attired "coon." who
was critically watching a former co
laborer dlsxlnff a ditch and perspiring
freely In the hot sun.
"Maybe 'tis,-' replied tha other, with
out raising his eyes; "but what dfd yon
itn with It?" Jnrlre.
W. R. Ko In New Tork Times.
She kneels, beholding War, between '
Faul nests and famines, stalking by:
And sees her fields Incarnadine;
Her cities flamins: black tha sxy:
Imploring handa she clasps on high;
"Great God, what doea It mean?" her cry;
'Oreat Uod, what does jc mean 7
Take heart, sad mother! soon ascends '
For thee an Easter dawn, whose sun
Discerns where'er thy realm extends:
No hand UDilftlng sword or sun;
Dividing lines and loathings none!
Thy twenty nations ah all be one.
Ana an their races men as:
The f ertsh pangs that on thee prey.
And torture now, are nut tne tnnus
Of dying greeds and hates that slay
Bach other eo tha great uod wins:
The slougha of all thine ancient ilia .
Are falling with the bane that kills, ,
Foredoomed to pass away.
Then, glorious mother! round the girth
Ot this, our globe, from pole to pole.
The peoples all who owe thee birth.
The children of thy fleah and soul.
WIU Joy to view the grand and whole.
Around thy brows en aureole, . ,
Amidst the league of earth!
Watch Whtxt Goas
ItIo Your TcvTik
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Polarlne ends csrbon troubles.
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