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Subscribers leaving the city temporarily
should have The Hee mailed to them. Ad
dress trill be changed m often aa requested.
The price of oil Isn't coming down any, even
If the burners are.
It's also good form to clean the snow off
your sidewalk early.
You've got as good a right to guess who Wil
ton meant aa anyone.
No Omaha winter la perfect without ita prom
ised ahortar of steam coat.
; President Wilson aaya be learned a lot about
Mexico from liars; but where doea that leave
Our local weather man certainly believes in
variety aa being the teat of climate aa well aa tha
spice of life.
Mayor "Jim" la going to New York to assist
In a preparedness consultation. He'll make a
bit If be will take that welcome arch along.
All experience goes to show that a petty
gouge ia never permanently profitable for the
rougcr. Good will ia an asset; ill will a liability.
Several democrats are ahylng at the nomi
nation for governor, because they aay It la not
an office for a poor man. But, la that the real
reason? '
To make assurances doubly aure. the elders
of the family aa well aa the children ehould
avoid crowded assemblies at much aa possible.
Wise precaution! inake for aafety.
Inside information regarding the readineaa
of our colonels to serve their country no doubt
convinced the preaident that Omaha's prepared
nesa did not need the atlmulua of a speech.
Safety first impels Yuan Ehlh Kal to defer
the crowning event unt'l the executioner 'fin-
tthet the task of convincing rebels of the errora
of their ways. The possibility of knockers dis
turbing the gaiety of the crowning vindicates
the wisdom of delay.
Sixteen months of the mothers' pension law
in New York, aummarlsed by the World, showi
eighteen caaea Investigated by eighteen Investi
gators at tl.OSO a year each, and the appropria
tion exhausted. A s jet em which glvea the inves
tigators the money and the mothers an invest!'
gatloa puts New York at the foot of the class.
Neither age nor knockouts check the come
back of bills designed to tap the national treas
ury. The Colombian handout, the ahip purchase
bill, good roada and the omnibus "pork barrel,",
carrying a total of 1120,000,000, are again on
deck. Invigorated by the ginger of prosperity. Deft-naive
measures for the. national treasury are
fully aa urgent aa coast defenses.
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Brandeii on Supreme Bench.
In naming Louie D. Brand els for the vacancy
on the supreme bench, left by the death of
Justice Lamar, President Wilson has sprung a
surprise almost as complete aa did bis prede
cessor when he named Lamar for that high
office. Mr. Brandela la much better known to
the public, however, than the man be la to suc
ceed. His activity In late yeara has been such
aa to bring blia prominently into notice. His
legal training has been complete and bis mental
equipment, the result of long experience In af
fairs of life, will fit him for the high place to
which he la called. Mr. Brandela has not been
much of a party man In politics, but baa been
an ardent partisan of the men and measures be
baa espoused. He waa mentioned in connection
with the cabinet when Mr. Wilson waa coming
Into office, but the gossip at that tm proved
unfounded. The nomination will likely be
promptly confirmed by the senate, and a man
whoae sympathy la atrong with the common
people will take hie aeat in our highest court
An enjoyable card party was given at tha resi
dence of Hull. James E. Boyd, hotly eonteated games
twine played at eleven tr-blea. Among tha guests waie
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. llanacom, Prttchett, Dandy, Mc
aiiley. O. I. Gilbert. D. O. Clark. Our C. Barton,
Joseph Barton. Horbach, Coutant, W, V. Mora.
Joawpli Barker, tUmuel Burns, Coffman,' Mr. Charles
Uulou. Mr. Bummers. Mr a C. T. Taylor and Ura.
Dundy, '
Mlaa Maude Anthony, daughter ef Colonel D. R,
Anthony of tha Ifavenworth Times, Is tha gueat of
Mrs. Prank Colpetser.
The much vaunted Mikado ball was slven by the
Home Circle club, presenting a Scene of bewilder
inrnt, with fantastic- coatumea and oriental decora
tion, the dance muale being taken from tha comlo
upeia of that name. Tha special committee who took
aulKned parta were: Tha Mlkaoo of Japan, F. W,
I'U-kena; Oolont. W. It. Itcy; teouchonn. II. A. Cop
Icy; J'oo-Hah, J. H. Conrad: Plan-Tush. William
Drown; Koko, J. W. Gannon; Nankl-Poo, B. K. Red
man: Go-I-onf, U B. Mole; Ah-Tliere. W. H. Nelson;
it-There, Y. K. Bailey.
C. E. Mayna has pun haMd 1!4 aores of land In
Ilia north wee lam portion of Omaha for fiot.000, from
, 11. Clark. Tha land la part of tha tract known at
vkva A. K. Baker farm and will probably bo platted
is an addition to the city.
A party of sportaroea consisting of John and Fred
Mora and Fred Fuller brought from Horseehoe lake
the largest pickerei over eaught hi tho lake. If
nt'lchrd nine and a half pouada. '
Tha Burlington is advertising round-trip tickets
o California, good fur sis months, at a special rata
wf S.
Uarahetl Cumniings has laaund aa order closing
P.lKe street and all streeta Croaalng It from Fifteenth
to Taentleth, fur the routing carnival Saturday, from
n . Mk. Ulitll mldnt&bt.
Wilson's Challenge to Bryan.
The speech of the preaident In New York,
made with the glowing fervor of passion stirred
to fighting pitch, la leea of an appeal to the
patriotism of the people than of a defiance to
those within bis own party who oppoee bis poli
cies. He clearly outlines bla position on pre
paredness, already understood, but this time
with a purpose quite disUnct. He has been racea
with a aituatlon decidedly embarrassing, the
open opposition of the former secretary of aUte
and a formidable group of democrata In the
congress making problematic the successful Issue
of any measure the president may champion. It
baa been apparent for many weeks that Mr. Wil
son mutt negotiate with or openly defy Mr.
Bryan, for the latter holds the balance of power
In the democratic party, and hie personal posi
tion will serve to determine the fate of any
strictly party measure.
Mr. Wilson Is evidently of the opinion that
the time bas come when be must try bis strength
against that of bis former premier, and bit
choice of issues on which to approach the coun
try Is made aa affording the squareat of cleavage
between them. Mr. Bryan's views on peare are
too well published to admit of doubt as to bis
position. The president In taking the otner ena
brings the Issue sharply to a focus.
It is fortunate for the country, however, that
the matter of national defense Is not a partisan
Issue. Republlcana are willing to support the
administration In the work of providing for
proper means of protecting the country against
possible assault from any enemy, and this gives
assurance that, without regard to the outcome
of the Wilson-Bryan struggle for control, de
fense of the nation will be provided.
Rules for Submarine Warfare.
Secretary Lansing has submitted to Euro
pean nations for approval a set of rules, formu
lated for the government of submarine warfare,
or, rather, for the safety of merchantmen at aea
and exposed to the attack of submarinea. These
rules embody the humanitarian principle insisted
upon by the United States tn Us dealings with
Germany and Austria la connection with the sev
eral cases in which passenger boats have been
aunk and lives of Americans bare been lost In
the main, the new rules require that the mer
chantman be warned, that "provision ' for the
safety of passengers and crew be made before
sinking, and that attack Is permissible only in
caae of resistance or flight, and must cease as
soon as the merchantman shows submission.
Oa the other band, the United 8tates warns
the belligerents that armed merchantmen will
be treated as warships, and will be accorded only
such rights in port aa are now granted to the
latter. Thla formal recognition of the principle
1 Important, because lately several Italian mer
chantmen have reached American porta with
guna mounted. Auntrlan and German protests
were promptly lodged, and the present note Is
in reply to these protests. The mounting of a
gun, even of small caliber, changea the nature of
a veasel, and consequently deprives It of any
Immunity it may have as an unarmed ship.
It the rules outlined by Secretary Lansing
be subacrlbed to by the belligerents, much of
the present occasion for controversy over the
use of the submarine will vanish, because of its
status being definitely defined.
Uniquo Suffrage Library
Foreign Trade and Domeitio Blockade.
The freight Jam on the aeaboard, and espe
cially on the Atlantic side of the country, has
been noted for several weeka as one of the dis
turbing conditions in home trade. It la due en
tirely to the difficulty met in securing vessels
to take cargo, a peculiar situation incldentaKlo
the war. Senators and congressmen are getting
excited over it, and the Nebraska Railroad com
mission has called for a temporary embargo on
munitions shipments, until the western grain
has been sent to market. Any form of relief
will be welcomed by those whoae ordinary
courses of business Is Interrupted, but Just what
remedy ia to be applied la not easily determined.
It will be well to keep in mind that our ex
port trade la made up entirely of what we are
able to aell abroad. Just now European nations
at war are our beat customers, snd they are apt
to buy only that which they think they need and
to insist on having first what they most desire.
Thla phate of the queatlon la self-evident. An
other controlling factor la the shortage in ton
nage., German ahips are entirely withdrawn
from ocean trade, and British ahlpe are all under
control and direction of the war office at Lon
don. Sblpa of other countrlee are taking such
cargo as brings the blgbtest freight rates. With
these conditions prevailing, bow will the placing
of an embargo on munttlona shipments, or any
other form of freight, help the blockade at
European governments now at war will not
likely" g've themaelvet a great deal of concern
over the Nebraska farmer's efforts to get bis
grain to market The blockade of freight oa the
eastern coast Is annoying, bat It is because of
shortage of shipping facllltiea, and not ascrtb
able to any particular kind of fre'ght.
THE Library of Congress has Just been enriched bf
the .presentation by Mrs. Ida Husted Harper "t
'her magaslno and newspaper artlrles on woman
suffrage and tha various phases of the so-called
woman question during the last twenty years. These
are preserved In twelve large, handsomely bound
scrap books, tha contents of each Indicated by
lettering on tho red barks. Every Volume Is carefully
Indexed, and altogether they offer a mine of In
formation on this much discussed question which
wUl gladly be taken advantage of by those who r
Tho books represent whst may be termed the cur
rent events relating to woman suffrage and the gen
eral progress of women during this long period, as
wek by week and year by year they take up the points
of special prominence Just at that moment It was
during thla time that Mrs. Harper wrote the bio
graphy of Pusan B. Anthony and the last volume of
tho History of Woman Suffrage, and the fund of In
formation which It waa neceanary to acquire for this
work contributed to tho accuracy of these articles, so
they are likely to bo largely drawn upon by future
writers on the subjects they cover.
By no means tho least Important part of this col
lection are the volumes containing the accounts of tho
great International congresses of womn held in
Europe, beginning with the International Council of
Women In London In 1199. Thla ' was followed b.v
others In Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Geneva. The
Hague, Amsterdam, Budapest, and on down to tho
largo meeting at Rome tn 1914. Oraphlo descriptions
are given, from tho viewpoint of a delegate and
speaker, of the distinguished people In attendance,
tho courtesies extended by the municipalities, the re
ceptions by queens, empresses, the nobility and others
of note, garden parties, visits to Institutions, etc. Ac
companying these are Invitations, menus, pictures and
souvenirs of many kinds.
One page of maiden hair ferns and delicate blos
soms la Inscribed: "Gathered In the little conserva
tory at tho foot of the stairs leading to Tennyson's
study." Under a cluster of pressed roses Is written:
"Placed In my hands by Queen Margherlta of Italy,"
and under another, "A rose from the bouquet of
Eleanora Duae." In no other library In any country
ran a collection of these congresa letters bo found
and they arc all tha record that exists of those cos
mopolitan meetings except tho official business re
ports, while tha social festivities are their Ufa and
charm. A very Interesting feature la the number of
autograph letters from eminent people In the United
States and Europe, some of them possessing a valuo
even beyond their signatures. In leaving these snd
other mementoes In the books, Mrs. Harper has shown
a commendable faith In tho honesty of the readers.
Two volumes of especial Interest are made up en
tirely of tho series of articles that ran continuously
for fire years, 1899-UOS, In tho New York Sunday Sun.
This was a period when the words "woman surfrage"
seldom appeared la the newspapers, and they at
tracted much attention because of their wide range,
fearlessness and satire. Men were much rasher tn
their printed utterances than nowadays and they were
flayed without mercy, while tha women "antla." whj
were Just beginning to organise, were Joyfully held up
to scorn. These several hundred articles give an ac
curate pen picture of publlo sentiment on tho woman
queatlon ten or fifteen years ago, and they recoid
also practically every Important step of progress.
It waa largely through the Influence of Miss An- .
thony that the Bun began the publication of theso
articles, and aha followed them closely and with tha
keenest Interest. This wat also true of Mrs. .Elisa
beth Cady Btanton. and several of her letters are
given In which she urges that they be put in some
kind of permanent form and makes suggestions for
future writing. Boms characteristic, of Miss Anthony
are Inserted, telling how she hurries home from
church to read the articles, and a copy or a protest
she aent Mr. Dana because one of them was cut!
She carefully preserved them in scrap books of her
own. Mrs. Harper herself has added a graphic, ac
count of how they happened to be written and has
made.eoploua annotations for tho assistance of the
readers. .
The story Is told of manr eurrrana Mmnatm. in
cluding that of California la im, the first which at
tracted the attention of the countrr at Urate )!..
Ings before congressional committees are given; the
aranung or partial surrrago in various states and lua
action of legislatures recorded. The suffrage ques
tion Is discussed from every point of view, beginning
when It was chiefly academic, and every possible ob
jection Is analysed and answered. At the years go
by Its development Is followed Into practical politics
ana tno later volumes describe .the victories In western
states and the effects of women's enfranchisement on
the laws, their election to office, etc. Considerable
apace la allotted In the bookt of 1914 and 1815 to tho
discussion of a national amendment and the debatea
and votea In congress.
Through aU the early volumes the personality of
Mist Anthony runs like a thread of gold, as many of
them were written while Mrs. Harper waa in her
borne and they were working on tha "History uf
Woman Suffrage' and Mist Anthony's biography. For
about ten years before her death their association wot
very close, each assisting the other. Miss Anthony
always said that Mrs. Harper's pen came to her help
Just at Mra. Stanton's was laid atlda. A number of
Mlaa Anthonya ertlclea also are contained in these
bookt, and soma which they wrote together. Mrs.
Harper lived to tee both Mra fitanton and Mlat An.
thony past from earth and to preserve In theso
volumes the tributes of the press to their memory
and her own appreciation of their character expressed
tn various magaatne articles.
In a brief note of presentation Mrs. Harper Bays:
"Theso tcrtp books contain a considerable part of
my magaslno and newspaper articles for tho laat
twenty years. They performed their mlaalon at tha
time they were published, and. like all such ephemeral
work, were not preserved by others In connected
form. Because of their associations and their con
venience for reference they possess a special valuo
for me. but I think that at thla time when there is so
much study of the woman tuff rage queatlon, they
ahould render more general service. For this reason
I present them to the library of Congress, although
with tho feeling of parting from my children. Aside
from tho assistance which they may offer to stu
dents, present and future, their Illustration of the
gradual evolution of public sentiment and the stren
ous objections of tha opponents will probably Interest
and amuse.
"I am deeply appreciative of the opportunity of
fered by this great library to preserve theso records."
The "records" consist of over l.SW pages and form
a collection of data which never can be duplicated.
In placing them upon Its shelves tho Library of con
gress la able to offer for purposes of research material
whioh cannot be found anywhere else In tho world.
People and Events.
A little belter team work In the matter of
looking after the public health will aave money
tor city, county and achool board, not to speak
of the benefit it will be to ruffcrlng mortals.
A Denver doctor breaks Into print with a broadside
attack on red-haired girls. Titian locks ho brands as a
positive disqualification for matrimony. Wonder
what red-head handed the mitten to doc?
What, a middle-aged man can't "oome backT"
Nothing to It. or Instance, there la Dr. Frederick A.
Cook a mat with a reputation, who hat come back
without a request or Invitation. Had to. Life abroad
was 'inconvenient and disquieting. Landed In New
York last Sunday direct from Denmark.
A New York wotmaa with a score of Mt yeara adds
to the confusion of expert octal oa on long Ufa.
Heretofore century health hints hung danger sig
nals on drinking and not drinking, smoking and
not smoking, dieting and free eating. The Gotham
old girl attributes her great age to her habit of
eating pUklea. The treatment appeara to work well
In tha rase mentioned, but aa a general thing getting
pickltd duet not come up to the advance nolle.
More A boo 4 Scarlet Fever.
OMAHA. Jan. .-To tho Editor of The
Hoe: The statement made by Dr. Con
Hell In the council chamber "That scarlet
fever canoot be distinguished until four
teen days after Inception or until the
peeling of the dead skin has begun'' may
or may not be true. It doea not matter.
Physicians do not trest diseases, they
treat the patient Dr. Connell may not be
sble for fourteen days after a fire to tell
whether It waa set by a colored man, a
boy or a woman, or whether It was by
spontsneous combustion. But he ought to
know there was a fire, and he should
proceed to tear out the Inflammable stuff
snd stop the burning ss quickly as pos
sible, regardless of the active cause of
the fire.
Many children and adults, though ex
posed, do not contract scarlet fever, be
en i he of their relatively pure blood stream
and normal power of resistance. Germs
cannot grow In a relatively pure blood
stream, and the great need of the age la
to teach people hnw to live, so they will
not fear or contract any disease. A cor
rect philosophy of life and right living
would revolutionize humanltv materially,
lessen crime and prevent disease. In
forty-three years of active practice in the
profession, I have never lost a patient
with scarlet fever and they should not,
and will not die, when treated by thor
ough elimination.
Thia meana to get out of the system
as quickly as possible the chemical tox
Ines that keep up the fever and feed the
destroying Invader. First, not a particle
of any kind of food except water so long
as the temperature of the patient It
above normal. Flush the system Inside
and outside with plenty of water to get
rid of excrementltlous matters through
tha akin, kidneys and bowels. If neces
sary, as usually Is the case, add a saKne
laxative every morning, for be It remem
bered fasting without purgation Is tox
aemia. Open up the 2.&U0.0UV sweat tubes
and glands that even In a normal condi
tion of health throw out in gaseous '
form that, which If condensed to a liquid.
Is from two to four pints of sweat and
poisonous matter every twenty-four
hours. Aconite 1-ino of a drop every
five, ten or fifteen minutes when the
skin Is dry and hot, and there will be
very little use for any other medicine.
These brief rules properly followed and
there will be no complications or bad
after results, and the patient will be on
the way to recovery usually In tlx days
or less.
There will be little or no peeling of tho
hands and feet, because the poisons have
been eliminated and little damage done.
Tho fire will have been put out because
of the removal of the chemical and bio
logical waste mattera that caused the
fever. Fresh made calcium sulphide tab
lets to the amount of from ten to twenty
grains dally la of great value In some
Physicians too often follow authority
and dare not do their own Independent
thinking. They are conatantly looking
for tho end products, or results of a dis
ease that ahould and could have been
prevented. They fight the fever with
death-dealing agents, rather than to re
move the animal or vegetable proteldt
that, decomposing, feed tho germs, paral
yse the heart and cause death. Blind as
a bat In the midday sun, too many physi
cians cling to their superstitions and au
thority and refuse to be taught, and
have only -words of derision and scorn
for the Independent thinker.
"Truth wears no mask, bows to no hu
man shrine, seeks neither place nor ap
plause. She only askt a- hearing-.
Foe a Froo Preae.
INDIANOLA, Neb., Jan. T7.-To the
Editor of The Bee: Our attention was
called by a neighbor, who said, "You are
able to answer this and we want you to
do It." to aa article in Metcalfe's Ne-
braskaa entitled "Religious Liberty."
when In fact It should have been entitled
"Religious Tyranny," for that la Ita aim
and substance.
Wa have known Mr. Metcalfe for years
and have supported him and hit lHeaa for
fourteen yeara, but such an unjust and
unreasonable article settles It with ut for
ever. It hat lowered him In fairness,
liberty and Justice at leaat IB per cent in
our estimation: besides any one entertain
ing such an Idea it not a safe person to
bo trusted In public affairs, and his coun
cil la dangerous with such brain leaks as
that. We havs always .had It in mind
that Metcalfe favored free speech, and.
being an editor, fkvored a rree press, but
hts article proves the opposite.
Metcalfe's article opposes anyone saying
anything against another's religion.
Where would our religious liberty be to
day had It not been for Luther and many
other fearless onet taking the atand they
did? The dark a gee, the Inquisitions,
religious wars and mastoerea, witchcraft.
that caused the lives of 1,000, (XX) women
and children, would still be here were It
not for the lovers of liberty with feeling
for the Interests ef the human race, and
If Mr. Metcalfe knows anything he knows
If Russia, Spain. Portugal, the Central
and South American stales were allowed
free religious discussion those countries
would not be buried tn ignorance, nor
would the religious fanatics of Russia
have banished SUO.OQO Jews less than thirty
years ago.
Metcalfe Intimates that a writer should
respect the religious feeling of others,
but does not even hint that religionists
do likewise. Let me say right here that
no one's feelings can be hurt too much
who favors auch things or whoae doctrine
Is so weak, though backed by thousands
of preachers, priests, a host of aid so
cieties, their Bible, Jesut and Ood, and
cannot stand a few criticisms of the out
side world. If Metcalfe don't know that
much he had better Inform himself before
condemning tha free press.
Metcalfe knows, were not the democrats
allowed free discussion on the republican
high tariff, and on their favoritism shown
tha Interests, and the Ilka, the O. O. P
would attll run the government. lavestl
gallon and free discussion are the chief
sources of Information. D a religion
or any other Ism that gets offended st
or can't stand investigation or free dis
cussion. Metcalfe made another bad break when
he said. "No man's competent to pass on
another's religion." If thla be true he
should advise the preachers not to attack
the entire world, their own little ctitu
excepted. It does not require much sense
to see, If a man preaches the golden rule
and practices the opposite, thst It Isn't
"pure and unde filed religion" ha poa
aeasea, but religious hypocrisy, and Met
caife'a article favors such hypootiay or he
would not oppose Just criticism on re
Ugtooa natters.
Metcalfe's article la aa tntult te the
freedom of the press tnd a meevaea to
our free Institutions, and would place a
gag upon those who are liberal, fair and
court new Ideas, because hit article aaya
so. It also shows be Is with those who
believe tn tho doctrine, "If a man be
Ignorant, let him be Ignorant still."
I. Cor. xlv;.
Metcalfe hat but one of two thing! to
select. Join the crowd whose narrowness
cauaea them to whine at Investigation,
at fair open discussion and whose doc
trine Is that He who has ears to hear
let him hear, believe and have faith. Or
Join our crowd whom doctrine la He that
hath brains let htm think, reason and In
vestigate and stand firm for the freedom
of the press. JAMES PONTICS,
Editor Indlanola Reporter.
Editorial Snapshots
Washington Post: It It difficult to
convince a board of military strategy
that a shell wouldn't be made more ef
fective with a bit of red tape attached.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: To avoid grip,
keep out of crowds, say the health au
thorities. But suppose everybody would
take this advice and seek an uncrowded
place what a crowd everybody would
get Intol
Baltimore American: Now Portugal
la getting restive over Spain's attitude
and General Felix Dias Is threatening
another revolution in Mexico. But then
a little disturbance more or less In the
world hardly matters in the general row.
Pittsburgh Dispatch: It is declared the
president, on his coming tour, will launch
a fight against the congressional "pork
barrel." If this be so, no one will ever
again question his courage or his readi
ness to undertake a task supposedly Insurmountable.
Springfield Republican: The South
Carolina legislature. In Inviting the presi
dent to address It on preparednesa, re
fused to Include Mr. Bryan in the Invi
tation, so that if Mr.' Bryan "trails" the
president he will have to apeak In the
open air at Columbia, or hire a hall.
Indianapolis News: Lieutenant Gover
nor Bethea of South Carolina, the re
turned Fordist, tayt that he found that
the time for neutral nations to move for
peace has not i arrived which he would
have known quite at well before he left
for Europe if 'ie had kept himself In
formed on currant events.
Minneapolis Journal: Therefore, If Sen
ator Kenyon'a bill becomes a law, and
expatriated Americans, male and female,
have to pay an Income tax in thla coun
try of anywhere from t to 30 per cent, in
addition to the Income tax at home, the
Incomes of some titled Americans may be
dissipated In taxes. It Is estimated, for
Instance, that Baron Astor of Hever
Castle will pay In this country, alone,
something like J8,0OQ,000 annually. Sen
ator Kenyon it the boy! For yeara we've
been trying to keep our American girls
of many dollars for our American boys
who needed them (both the girls and the
dollars) in their business. Now,- by Jim
my crickets, we'll keep 'em from the
coronet habit by taxation!
Indianapolis Newt: Men will no doubt
continue to discuss It as they discuss
other ' forms of taxation, and will con
tinue to differ at to the merits of the In
come tax. But there can be no further
question as to the power of congress, or
the validity of the present law. Having
this power, congress will appreciate the
responsibility that goes with It and avoid
any policy that even savors of confisca
tion." There la a bill now pending that
provldet for a still further Increase In
the rate of taxation on Incomes In ex
cess of 130.000, and tlso tor a reduction
of tho minimum exemption below $3,000.
If a much larger revenue becomes a ne
cessity It could be derived from this tax
without seriously oppressing anyone.
Astounded Mother Whv. Tettle. roa
never told me you had invited so many
children to this rrty.
Small Hostess That a 'cause you said
that 1 could never keep a secret Life.
Friend of the Family William, can !
be pone I hie that I heard you aay, "Hello,
governor! to your ratnerr
William Yes, It pleanes poor dad. You
see. he never really has any say In any
thing at home; mother's the real execu
tive. Boaton Transcript
"Say. look here, you're tha fellow wbe
took mv overcoat from the club the
other day!"
"All a mistake, of course. But t left
a much better one."
"I know vou did. It was too small.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Mra. Casey The docther says ye hoe
aprendlkitia, TimI
Mr. Casey Ch-h. Norah. NereJi! Why
wor ye so foolish as to ahow htm yer
bank books? Dallas Newt.
a is
Head of Vestry It will be your duty
to toll the bell, take cart of the furnace
and blow the organ.
New Sexton-Have I got to listen to all
of the sermons, sir? Judge.
"Do you think your constituent! agree
with your views?
"Yes," replied Senator Sorghum. "I
made It a point to have my views In
acreement with theirs before I tald a
word." Washington Star,
'To what do you attribute your aue-
ce.s V
"To the fact," replied the self-made
man proudly, "that In my youth I en
oved all the disadvantages. 'St Louis
"I feel safe from accident en this
"Whv so?"
"Because it Is In eharr of an .engineer
who haa the reputation of being ks wreck
less one." Baltimore American.
"Please, ma'am." said the maid,
"there's a man at the door with the new
telephone directories."
"Tell him to go away," replied the old
mlstrese. "t haven't read the old one
yet." The Craftsman.
"You seem deeply attached to your
little plavmate."
"Her doll saved mv dMi'g Mfe," ex
plained the doctor's daughter.
"How was that?"
"She consented to a transfusion ef aaw
dust." Ioiitsvllle Courier-Journal,
(Naturally poets are born, but cooks are
better paid. There's a reason extract
from The Bee.)
Poets are born
And so are cooks;
They're both alike
So far, gadsookst 1
But cooks are paid
For the work they do,
And Poets? W ell
It's up to you.
Tea there's a reason
Why conks are paid
Much better than poets
(Rut I wouldn't trade).
It's because man's tumnryt
(This truth Is grim)
Is the most Important
Part of him.
While hit Intellect .
He puts on a diet
. For his tttmmy-tum-tum .
. . He'd raise a riot . ,
To procure It all
The food it can swallow;
But he lets his brain ' : - . .j
,, Grow lean and hollow.
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