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THE BEE: OMAHA. TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1917.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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Wheat troti nimbly on the borne stretch to
the $2 wire.
The prospect is that exchanging peace notes
may also develop into a merely harmless diversion.
Democratic harmony might be classed as "a
thing of beauty" if the knives were less conspic
uous. Wonder what would happen to our amiable
democratic contemporary if it lost the word
"sneeringly" out of its vocabulary?
t Still, it is doubtful whether the oppressive
responsibilities of the job constitute an effective
' silencer for Lieutenant Governor Howard.
With a 2,000 membership, the Omaha Com
mercial club is in position to put some driving
force behind any project it wants to push.
, It is announced that the applicants' political
record will have no consideration for jobs under
the Federal Land Bank board. Important, if
truel But wait and see, -
Other cities, as well as Omaha, are trying to
do away with the dangerous grade crossing which,
with the increase of auto traffic, it steadily be
coming more intolerable. Any successful pro
gram of city planning must include an eventually
complete viaduct and subway system.
Official figures give Land Bank District No. 8,
comprising Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and
Wyoming,' a 10f-per cent lead over any other
i district in per capita wealth. This statement
should not be emphasized too much, lest it cast
a doubt on the urgency of the institution.
, The city commissioners fix the tax levy, in
July on the basis of maximum funds for each
department, but vary the allotments when mak
ing the distribution in January. Here is a defect
in our municipal budget system. The estimates
ought to be settled on before the tax levy.
A new. machine gun invented and tested in
California (pray every thing within range at the
rate of 3,000 projectiles a minute, and is operated
by electricity. Improvement in shooting sure to
follow the experience of Europe make certain
that future wars even more than present will
be decidedly out of sight.
Congressman Adamscm comes forward with
a batch of bills designed to carry out the admin
istration's labor policies but prospects for re
peating stop-watch legislation during the short
.session are remote. The spur of a national cam
paign is lacking. Besides, the administration has
the goods tucked away. So, why worry?
As forward looking men eager for inspiration
from founta of experience, Nebraska judges
should take cognizance of the definition of
"jointist" and "bootlegger," just drawn by the
supreme court of Kansas. The subtle distinction
limned by the court rivals the celebrated judicial
exordium on the Missouri mule, and blazes the
path of preparedness or Nebraska's judiciary.
Selling, or refusing to sell, the state school
lands is not going to solve the problem of agri
cultural landlordism which will have to be met
rather with reference to conditions exacted by
private land owners. That the state stands high
with its tenants is proved' by the fact that a
school land1 lease is generally regarded as prefer
able to a lease on adjoining privately owned lands.
The Great Franco-American
-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
No "Lett Majcste" in Nebraska.
If the discoverers and sponsors of Nebraska's
new democratic governor imagine he is to occupy
a privileged position exempting him from just
criticism, they are mightly mistaken. The Bee
announced, in advance of his inauguration, that,
so far as we are concerned. Governor Neville
would be fairly judged by his public acts and
performances commended for doing right and
condemned for doing wrong. His youth and in
experience may help explain away mistakes, but
they do not permit anyone to set up for him a
claim of "lese majeste" against adverse comment.
He will get fulsome flattery enough from his
party organs for honest criticism he will have
to look to those who have no favors to ask.
The part of Governor Neville's message with
which The Bee has seen fit to disgree sharply is
the avowal of purpose to seize upon the adoption
of the prohibition amendment as occasion for
putting a small army of salaried political retain
ers on the pay roll as "sleuths," "special prosecu
tors," "pure alcohol chemists," and "official breath
smellers," set loose to do work that properly de
volves upon law officers of the various communi
ties. True, as the chief executive, the governor
is charged with seeing to it that the laws are en
forced throughout the state, bnt he is charged
with seeing that all the laws are enforced as much
as any one of them. There is no more, and no
less, reason now to look to the governor in his
official capacity to enforce the prohibition law
Instead of depending on the local prosecuting ma
chinery to do it, than there was for preceding gov
ernors to enforce the penalties of the Slocumb
law in territory heretofore "dry."
The Bee is in favor of enforcing the prohibi
tion amendment in both letter and spirit, but this
enforcement can surely be had without nullifying '
the principle of self-government. The Bee stands
for home rule and opposes lodging arbitrary and
autocratic authority in a nonresident governor
to be exercised through irresponsible agents
usurping powers of local self-government Un
like those now taking issue with us, The Bee is
in favor of home rule regardless of which politi
cal party may be in control at Lincoln or who
may happen to be governor. So The Bee will
fearlessly favor commonsense legislation for pro
hibition enforcement and it will just as fearlessly
oppose measures either in the nature of "freak"
legislation or for establishing a gubernatorial des
potism for which there is no call nor need.
, "Much Cry and Little Wool."
Up to the present the work, of the house com
mittee on rules, sitting as a court of inquisition to
locate the leak that reaches from the White
House to Wall street, has resulted in "much cry
and little wool" Private Secretary Tumulty and
Secretary Lansing have each, as was to have been
expected, denied specifically any guilty knowl
edge of the transaction. Thomas W. Lawson, up
lifter and stock manipulator, has raged and
stormed before the committee, and quarreled
with its members, repeating his sensational
charges of corrupt collusion between high gov
ernment officials and the brokers. This, too, was
forecasted by the program of the committee.
What is now not only expected, but imperatively
demanded, is that the committee delve into the
matter so thoroughly that it will locate the con
nection through which advance information on
important public matters reaches interested trad
ers in Wall street before it gets to the public at
large. Nothing developed in recent years has
more vitally concerned the integrity of our gov
ernment than does this scandal, and less than a
complete exposure of the culpable miscreants
will be failure on part of the investigators.
. Need for Guard Armory.
The return of the Fourth Nebraska from Texas
has brought to the front acutely Omaha's lack
of an armory for the guard. If the battalion is
to be maintained at this point, and it must be if
the Nebraska National Guard is to continue, it
must have needful accommodations. In all its his
tory this matter has been sadly neglected by the
state. Just now, by way of accentuating the situa
tion, four companies, about to be mustered out of
the service of the United States and returned au
tomatically to the service of the state, have no
where to go when they leave Fort Crook. The
adjutant general's department, hampered by tack
of funds, may temporarily provide for the stor
age of arms and equipment, but this will not meet
the requirements of the guard. If it is to be
maintained as an organization, it must be suit
ably housed, and the state must provide the ways
Lafayette was born in France, lived in France,
strove for France and died in France. Yet
America claims the chivalrous and devoted sol
dier as her own. Moved solely by his love of
liberty, which afterwards made him one of the
imposing figures of the early days of the French
revolution, Lafayette came to this country and
fought bravely and efficiently. He was, in fact,
a leader in two revolutions. He aided in bringing
liberty to two great nations. The two greatest
republics owe to him a debt of gratitude which
neither is likely to forget.
' The grave of Lafayette is hidden away in a
disused convent cemetery in an obscure corner
of Paris, where it can be found only by zealous
seekers. Few of the world's heroes have so
quiet a resting place. But there are places in
. France which may become shrines sacred to
vthe memory of the soldier of liberty.- One of
these, a home which was long occupied 'by La
fayette, hat accently been purchased by a group
of Americans. It is to be preserved as a monu
ment to the patriotism of a man whose love of
human freedom was too broad to be confined to
his own land.
. Such a monument will be one more visible tie
between the two republics. It is unquestionable
that American sympathy is now and long has
been stronger for France than for any other
' nation. French admiration for America is frank
and generous. There are many reasons for this
international friendship, but one of the funda
mental reasons is the work of Lafayette, and it
is peculiarly fitting that this work be remem
bered tti France by Americans who best under
stand the value of Franco-American cordiality.
Word comes from Chicago of the death there
of Edwin C Hardy, for many years chief editorial
writer of The Bee, and more familiarly known
during Tits connection with this paper as "Major"
Hardy. Although he has been out of Omaha
newspaperdom.for nearly a dozen years, he is
well remembered for the wide range of subjerts
which he was able to discuss comprehensively
and' the easy and polished style of his writing.
Even before he came to Omaha to be associated
with The Bee, Major Hardy had gone through
the successive stages that made him an experi
enced journalist and had achieved a high reputa
tion as a newspaper writer. Tidings of his death
now, at the age of 78, stir up feelings of regret
and sympathetic memory.
Intervention by Education.
The proposal that the United States invade
Mexico with battalions of schoolma'ams presup
poses a willingness on part of the peons to wcl
come such evangels of enlightenment. Before
this can be brought about conditions ordinarily
prerequisite for the existence of schools must be
established, which means pacification first of all.
Education is a fine thing, and the United States
will gladly contribute to the end that it be pro
vided for all Mexicans, but it can flourish only
where peace and order prevail. In the mean
while the party of the "first chief" is slowly
working out its constitution, the latest adopted
provision of which excludes foreign-born persons
from membership in the congress of Mexico.
The Carranzistas are thoroughly committed to
the idea of "Mexico for the Mexicans," and this
devotion may interfere with the suggested plan
of educational intervention. ,
The "Pork" Raid
-Louie villa Coarter-Joomal-
While the president and the house ways and
means committee are casting about for addi
tional sources of revenue to meet the big deficit
with which the government is confronted the
"pork" raiders in congress are preparing to rush
through the house of representatives, under a gag
rule allowing only four hours' debate, a public
building bill a great proportion of whose appro
priations are pure graft and in flagrant violation
of the law.
The law under which these appropriations are
supposed to be made provides that where post
office buildings are authorized the postal receipts
must reach a yearly minimum of $10,000. Further
more, the report of the Public Building commis
sion in 1913 recommending the enforcement of
this law a report which was signed by Frank
Clark, chairman of the house committee on pub
lic buildings and grounds, which has concocted
the present bill also recommended that "in the
consideration of each project, a comparison of
rental value for suitable quarters, together with
the cost of maintenance and operation, including
interest at 3 per cent on the investment for the
building proposed, shall be made in order that
it may be determined whether its erection would
be a desirable or proper investment."
Mr. Clark's bill, which he is now defending
with such loyalty to the pork raiders, is full of
items which are not onlv flatly violative of both
of tjiese conditions, but which are condemned out
right by the Treasury department on the ground
that the buildings which would thus be provided
would be unprofitable as well as illegal invest
ments. Examples of this indefensible profligacy with
the public funds are to be found on every page
of the bill. A few may be noted at random.
Waynesboro, Ga., has a population of 2,729.
Its postal receipts last year were $7,022.26. An
appropriation of $25,000 is made for a new bnild
ing, the maintenance of which will be more than
$4,000 a yeat. The rent for the present postoffice
building is $400 a year.
There are seventeen other villages in Georgia
with postal receipts falling short of $10,000 which
draw appropriations under this bill for public
buildings, and whose rent for their present post
office quarters generally averages about one-tenth
of whitf it would cost the government to main
tain the new buildings when constructed.
In fact, of the nineteen appropriations with
which Georgia is favored by this bill only two
can be squared with the law.
Mount Olive, N. C, has about 1,000 population.
Its postal receipts last year were $5,679.28. But,
if this bill is passed, Mount Olive gets a new
$30,000 postoffice building, which will cost $4,000
a year to maintain instead of the $420 rental of
the present postoffice building.
' Attala, Ala., has a population of 2,513; postal
receipts, $4,610.21; present rental, $460. Attala's
new building will cost $45,000, with an annual
maintenance charge of between $4,000 and $5,000.
Huntington, Tenn., has a population of about
1,000, with postal receiots of $4,427-28. Hunting
ton's new public building will cost $25,000.
Kentucky will be at the "hoc? killfn', of course.
Hazard, for instance, to cite only one of several
villages looked after in the bill, had i population
in 1910 barely over 500. Postal receipts in 1915
were $4,477; annual rental of present quarters,
$250. If the bill goes through Hazard will get
a $40,000 new building, to be manitained at an
outlay of nearly $4,000.
And so it goes. Columns of such instances
as these could be filled. Democrats and repub
licans alike are in on the "swag." One of the
worst features of this raid is the perpetual main
tenance cost of these new buildings saddled on the
government. Appropriations for sites and build
ings are definite sums, paid when they are paid,
but the annual maintenance expenditures go on
forever and soon amount to more than the
original appropriations for sires and construction.
Overworked Surety Bond Game
' Edjar Howard in Columbus Telaemm
The bonding of public officials by private
bondsmen is inethical from the standpoint of gov
ernmental science and criminally expensive from
In the matter of state and county treasurers
alone the people of Nebraska are now paying
premiums upon indemnity bonds aggregating
more than ten million dollars. This enormous
expense to the taxpayers is wholly unnecessary.
Under the state law, which provides that treas
urers must deposit funds in approved depository
banks, never a state or county treasurer has failed
to account for every dollar of public money pass
ing through his hands, and yet the people have
paid to the combination of bonding companies
since this law was enacted a sum in excess of
one million dollars.
In the judgment of the Telegram all public
officials should be bonded by the state, if bonded
at all. But the better way will be to require no
manner of money bond from a public servant. He
should receive his public office as a public trust,
and should be quickly sent to the penitentiary
for betrayal of his trust. A bond does not make
a public servant honest. A knowledge that the
law will punish a betrayal of a public trust to
the limit would do more to make a public offi
cial walk straight than all the bonds all the bond
ing companies can write. The public sentiment
in favor of bonding company bonds, instead of
personal bonds, was largely worked up by the
corporations which issue the surety bonds. We
admit, frankly, that if public officers must be
bonded, it is better to make them give the bond
of a bonding company, rather than personal sig
natures. But we see no necesssity at all for any
such bonds. The state should take its own risk.
If surety bonds are to be written, then let the
state of Nebraska write them, instead of paying
a fancy price to some corporation located in
Maryland or New York.
The combination of bonding company inter
ests has overplayed the game. In its greed for
easy money it is breeding a healthy public senti
ment which will ultimately leave all bonding com
panies without a single public official for a client.
Perhaps, if the bonding companies would reduce
their present exorbitant charges, the public pro
test against their legalized robbery might cease.
Certain it is that an intelligent taxpaying public
will not indefinitely submit to the present form
Taking Over the Wireless
New York World.
It is gratifying to learn from official sources
that the animal and bird kingdoms know nothing
of high cost of living troubles. The birds, the
fox, the squirrel and the dog reckon not of to
morrow if today's wants are supplied. Let man
emulate the example and banish worry. The
soothing charm of this official advice lies in the
facV that Uncle Sam's unfailing cache of "bones"
radiates a superior quality of optimism.
Secretary Daniels' recommendation that
wireless telegraphy in the United States be made
a national monopoly merits instant attention.
Experience during two and one-half years of war
shows that this agency of communication is not
to be intrusted to private interests. Manifestly
it should not remain in the control of foreigners.
One of the problems of neutrality has been
the supervision of radio stations privately owned.
While this has been laboriously attempted, it has
not always been successful. An instrumentality
so difficult to regulate and so easily misused to
the disadvantage of the public is clearly indicated
as one to be taken over by the government and
placed forever beyond the reach of intrigue and
If at any time our foreign relations should be
come critical, involving naval and military move
ments of vital importance, present conditions are
such that every disposition of sWps and men
would be instantly known the world over. We
can have no confidential knowledge even of our
own affairs while these titanic eavesdroppers are
listening, ready to flash the slightest hint of
fact or gossip to remote lands.
Some very powerful wireless plants are al
ready in possession of the government. Acquisi
tion of all commercial stations and prohibition of
private enterprises would give the people better
service in time of peace and greater security in
time of war.
Hrelth Hint for the Dny.
In brejithlng the lungs should be
filled to their full capacity before the
air Is slowly exhaJed and this deep
breathing should become a habit. .
One Year Ago Today tn the War.
Austrian fleet violently bombard
Montenegrin positions on Mount Lov
cen. Austro-Germans Anally driven from
eastern bank of the middle Strlna.
British battleship King Kdward VII
sunk by mine, but crew of 700 men
British announced evacuation of
Galllpoll peninsula had been accom
plished without loss of life.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Gettysburg Panorama
company held in D. H. Wheeler's of
fice, the following directors were
chosen for the ensuing year: D. H.
Wheeler, H. O. Clark, E. K. Perfect,
C. T. Taylor, G. M. Hitchcock, J. B.
Piper and K. W. Melcher. The direc
tors then elected the following officers:
D. H. Wheeler, president; C. F. Tay
lor, vice president; H. G. Clark, treas
urer, and V. W. Melcher, secretary.
Some discontented ice cutters, who
are out of employment raised a dis
turbance with Guy & Fitch's gang,
near Boyd's packing house, to induce
them to go on a strike. The appear
ance of the police dispersed the riot
ers. The many friends of John Wlthnell
In Omaha, and they are about equal in
number to the city's population, will
be surprised to hear that he quietly
slipped over to New London, la., and
was married. The bride was formerly
Miss Mattie Nesselhouse.
A meeting of the building commit
tee and advisory board was held In the
parlors of the Nebraska National bank.
The following were present: Mr. Hlme
baugh, Mr. Burnham, Dr. Leisenring,
Mr. Fleming, Henry Yates, George
Hoagland, Robert Weldensall and J.
The linoleum which has been on the
floor of the bar of the district court
has been removed and In a few days
will be supplanted with Brussels car
pet The linoleum was found too noisy
and will hereafter be used in other
parts of the building.
This Day In History.
1788 Connecticut ratiflei the con
stitution of the United States.
1806 Public funeral In London to
1854 Opening of the Astor library
in New York City.
1861 The "Star of the West" was
fired on in Charleston harbor.
1866 Edward Everett made his last
public appearance at Faneull hall,
Boston, speaking In behalf of the poverty-stricken
residents of Savannah,
1871 The Germans continued a
vigorous bombardment of Paris.
1873 Napoleon III; former emperor
of the French, died in Chlselhurt, Eng
land. Born In Paris, April 20, 1808.
1878 Victor Emmanuel, first king
of united Italy, died in Rome.' Born
in Turin, March 14. 1820.
1891 Three candidates (demo
cratic, republican and independent)
laid claim to the governorship of Ne
braska. 1904 General John B. Gordon,
noted confederate commander and ex
governor of Georgia, died at Miami,
Fla. Born in Upson county, Georgia,
February 6, 1832.
1906 Russian garrison marched
out of Port Arthur after its capitula
tion to the Japanese.
1908 Opening of the East River
tunnel, connecting Manhattan and
The Day We Celebrate.
James Richardson, formerly mem
ber of the Omaha school board, was
born January 9, 1879, at St Louis. He
studied at Cornell university.
Dr. C. B. Atzen, the osteopathia is
today just 60 years old. He . bears
the label "Made in Germany" and is
prominent In local business circles.
Major General J. Franklin Bell, one
of the commanders of the American
forces stationed along the Mexican
border, born at Shelbyvllle, Ky., sixty
one years ago today.
Lieutenant General S. B. M. Young,
United States army, retired, born in
Pittsburgh, seventy-seven years ago to
day. James Hay, former Virginia con
gressman and now a judge of the
United States court of claims, born
in Clarke county, Virginia, sixty-one
years ajro today.
Rt Rev. John E. Fltzmaurice,
Catholic bishop of Erie, Pa., born in
Ireland, seventy-seven years ago to
day. Edward Howard GHkrs, well known
as an author and lecturer, born at
Owatonmt Minn., forty-nine' years ago
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
A school for the hipher education
of office boys, the first of Its kind in
the country, is to be opened in Boston
today by the Rotary club of that city.
General Sir Sam Hufthes, late min
ister of militia in the Dominion cabi
net is to be the guest of honor at a
dinner to be given at the Hotel Bilt
more tonight by the Canadian club of
State legislatures are to assemble for
their regular sessions today in lexas.
New Mexico, West Virginia and
Members of the foreign diplomatic
corps, representing the entente allied
countries of Europe, are to be enter
tained at the White House this evening
at the first of the two diplomatic din
ners of the season.
Storiette of the Day.
A well-known business man in Law
rence, Mass., once bad a customer who
contracted a debt that ran along un
paid for a year or more, and even sev
eral letters failed to bring about a set
tlement One day, while glancing over the re
ligious notices in a local paper, the
business man saw something that gave
him a new idea. He went to his desk
and wrote the following note to the
"My Dear Sir: I see in the local press
that you are to deliver an address on
Friday evening before the Young
Men's Christian association on The
Sinner's Unbalanced Account,' I in
close yours, as yet unbalanced, and
trust that I may have the pleasure of
attending your lecture." Youth's
Horee Get a Medal.
A Rueeian officer's horee haa teen awarded
a medal for "gallantry In action." It ap
pears that the antmal'e matter wee badlr
wounded and fell from the saddle. The
horse evidently realised the officer's plight,
for It picked him up by his belt with ite
teeth' and carried him to safety.
BITS FROM EVERYWHERE.
Trie, ciietnm f AKu.nln Irhnr rlav hat.
haM inirH.i i. rklnn tw tkst r.hinstdi
minuter of agriculture nd commerce.
Th recent completion of a fifty-iix-niile
line of railway along- the Aegean Sea, con
nee tine Thetnulr with the Salon. ca-Monutir
line, will, after the war, put Athens in direct
rail communication with all European point
northwest of the Balkans,
The mounted police of Chile, known as the
"carabineros," are a counterpart of the
Texas Rangers and the Northwest Mounted
Police of Canada. The force is made np of
picked men, most of them having previously
served in the Chilean army.
At a mine In Chile, where Sunday work
with time-and-a-half pay was eastomary, it
was decided to do away with Sunday labor,
but, otrange .as it may seem, the Chileans
struck and demanded that they be allowed
ta continue to work Son day i.
Horses vary in their sensitiveness to bat
tle sounds. A high-bred charger is some
time! finely strung, and apt, unless care
fully watched, to give way to panic. On
the other hand, the more lowly transport
animals plod placidly on with their work
The home of the National Liberal club
in London, having been requisitioned by the
government for military purposes, the club
now makes its headquarters in the Westmin
ster Palace hotel, which is believed to oc
cupy the exact site on which William Cax
ton set up the first printing press in Eng
land. Even the horrors of war and the primitive
lives to which the soldiers in the trenches
are condemned cannot entirely oust the com
forts of civilization. Curtains, according to
a letter written by a soldier on the western
front, axe in quite common use in the
trenches, the comfort lying in the fact that
they keep inquisitive German gas from pry
ing into the privacy of dugouts.
An eccentric nobleman of Milan conceived
the idea of paving the courtyard of his
palace with slabs of marble, granite and
other stone, each from a different land. It
is said that Europe, America, Asia, Africa
and Australia all contributed materials to
make up this quaint mosaic composed of
more than 1,000 pieces, every one of which
was suitably inscribed with the name of the
country whence It came.
Many persona have wondered why March
4 was fixed as the date for the presidential
inauguration. The explanation is quite sim
pie. The congress of the confederation set
the first Monday in March, 1789, as the day
for the new government under the consti
tution to go into effect. Because the first
Monday in March of that year fell on the
4th the first congress under the constitu
tion fixed March 4 as the day for the be
ginning and ending of the terms 1 of the
president and vice president and members of
THE WORLD OF INDUSTRY
One of the largest cold storage plants in
the world is to be erected at the new fish
wharves in Boston.
Coal miners in the western Arkansas
fteld voluntarily gave up their Christmas
holiday and remained at work to help re
lieve the coal shortage.
The rice production in the United States
for the year just ended totaled 9,747,188
bags, which is an increase of nearly 8,000,
000 bags over the production of 1915.
Thirteen hundred employes of the Louis
ville and Nashville railroad recently "chip
ed in" for a beautiful loving cup to be pre
sented to Milton H. Smith, the 81-year-old
president of the company.
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Sir Albert H. Stanley, managing director
of the London traction lines and president
of the Board of Trade in the new British
ministry, began his career as a timekeeper
on the city railway lines in Detroit, Mich.
In many sections) of the country the elec
tric railways are beginning to rival the
team railways in point of mileage. Aa an
illustration, one traction company is now !
operating a system of more than 1,000 miles j
ox luierurunu mien ccuufnut iu ua Ana-eies.
The coming spring promises to see the
establishment of a new barge line to engage
in regular passenger and freight traffic on
the Mississippi river between the Twin Cit
ies and New Orleans, with stops at St. Louis,
Memphis and other principal cities along the
' Jack told me I was the first girt he had
"And what did you wiyT"
"1 got even with him. I said he "
the first young man who had ever tol'i
me that" Baltimore American.
Ethel I was taken In to dinner by that
Callforntan gentlemen you Introduced i
me. He was quite gallant, and remarked
upon my blrdltkje appetite.
Her Frier Wil. he should be a goM
judge on that point, dear; he mns sn
ostrich farm. Houston Poet.
She Antiquarians have translated a
Babylonian letter 4,100 years old.
He Pome translators, what ? Bet you
they can't decipher this foot ball reporter.
Miss Elder 111 bet you a hundred that
Til never marry.
Mr. Easy I'll take you.
Mtas Elder (rapturously) Will you really ?
Then I won t bet after all. Boston Transcript,
) VJSBAMI SMS HE VHll!s
fcWOrXE ME ON "flit EVE OF
MMVUf Tnfti NCAT Vnt , Mk
WU. MAKE A MOUVAV.OMYtJ
Grandma had a very bad cold one day
when her little granddaughter made her a
Suddenly she sneezed very hard. Murh
pleased with the unexpected excitement the
child looked up and said, "Honk again,
grandma." The Christian Herald.
Crawford Does your wife believe every
thing you tell her about yourself?
Crabuhaw No; she'd rather believe what
everybody tells her about me. Judge.
"I have a friend who goej often to see
a man he knows and yet that man has re
peatedly driven him from his door.''
"What! In anger?"
"No, in an autoIXKblle.,' Baltimore Amer
ican. Bill Whata he limping for?
Jill Oh, he was hurt in battle.
"Yes, he was fighting potato-bugs in the
garden, and a couple of m bit him."
Orocer Tou go by with your nose in thu
air as If you didn't owe me a dollar.
Owens Well, great Scott! do you expect
me to have It amputated and trail it after
me because I do? Boston Tanscrlpt.
Arthur B. Baker in New York Time.
The motor and the brake fell out on who
should boss the car.
The motor said: "I'll show you up! Til tell
you who you are!
You're moss barked and conservative, you're
out of date and slow;
There's very little that you see and nothing
that you know;
Your point of view is ossified, your mhid Is
draped In black;
You're good for nothing in the world but
merely holding back."
The brake replied: "My nervous friend, re
strain your noise and heat.
You dare the jaws of death, at every corner
of the street.
You drink the master's lubricant with coarse
and thankless greed;
You let your Inner works revolve at most
Yon care for nothing in the world but gaso
line to burn,
That you may ostentatiously, extravagantly
It's thus the world and all its works eter
nally are split.
One element would go ahead with little
plan or wit ;
The other, quite as brninlessly, would keep
the earth In check
For fear that we should fly the track and
break our social neck.
Gordon Bottomley tn Poetry.
Under the long fairs stony eaves
The ploughman, going up and down.
Ridge after ridge man's tide-mark leaves.
And turn the hard gray soil to brown.
Striding, he measures out the earth
In lines of life, to rain and sun:
And every year that comes to birth
Sees htm still striding on and on.
The seasons cnange, and then return;
Yet still. In blind unsparing ways.
However X may shrink or yearn.
The ploughman measures out my days.
His acre brought forth roots last year;
This year it boars tha gleamy grain;
Next year shall seeding grass appear:
Then roots and corn and grass again.
Five times the young corn's pallid green
I have seen spread and change and thrill;
ITive times the reapers I have seen
Qo creeping up the far-off hill:
And, as the unknowing ploughman climbs
Slowly and invete.rately,
I wonder long how many times
The corn will spring again for me.
Thoasanrli of beautiful
articles to select from
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