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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1917.
The Omaha Bee
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The country ii reaaonably tafe.
refuses to secede from the union.
Every time a division of sentiment develops in
the cabinet, up goes the sign: "Let Woodrow do
Our lawmaker! at Lincoln will discover that
the "petition in boots" is all the more irresistible
if it also wears petticoats.
Our grand jury Is a dreadful disappointment.
It has been holding daily sessions without far
jnishmg us a single "thriller." !
I Observe that the office of coroner with at has
been dead now for she week without anyone go-
ling into mourning for the deceased I
The historic lamb of song and story no longer
hikes to school ; The road to market exerts a 14
cent pull with the wool on. Bushiest before
pleasure. 1 , (
Democratic arrangements for financing a huge
national deficit appals the authors and the party.'
Still the members manifest no unseemly haste to
restrict the output of "pork."
Peace in the base ball world? Impossible
for two months. A fierce ruction for ootside
consumption plants the spotlight on the right
spot until the season opens.
f Wall street chuckles merrily over the
ng familiarity of farmers with the language of
the street." Naturally those who take the phroge
acquire knowledge, if nothing more.
The boost in newspaper postage rates has fal
len by the board, but it went just far enough to
disclose to the newspapers the antagonistic arti
tude of the democratic administration,
Has the Commercial. club executive committee
gone on record in favor of fee-grabbing or against
it? Who, if any one, believes the rank and file
of the dub membership would sanction fee grab
bing, past, present or future?
The peace propaganda stirred up by the mt
crisis brings a new windfall to the telegraph com
panies transmitting "form messages to your con
gressmen." The telegraph people ought to put
in a special wholesale rate for this class of business.
: What about all those automobiles parked on
our main business streets, obstructing traffic, and,
sometimes completely blocking ingress to and
egress from business establishments? Such abtuc
of street privileges is not tolerated in other pro
gressive cities, j -
A boost in prices of canned vegetables is
scheduled to come with the robins. Killing frosts
in the south and farmers asking more money are
the main reasons for the canning advance. For
the first time the price boosters passed np the
war as a commodious escalator.
If the oil inspection feet mutt be gauged to
the cost of the work, then any schedule based on
the number of gallons or barrels inspected will
be questionable because the quantity tested at
one time may vary to greatly. Revision of all
the fee schedules for different kinds of Inspection
may be necessary as a result of this supreme
Recall That Unfounded Charge, Mrs. Catt.
Nebraska it threatened with wholly unwar
ranted and undeserved odium through the charge
that the suffrage amendment submitted in this
state in 1914 was "counted out" With this charge
given circulation by a no less distinguished per
sonage than Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, presi
dent of the National Women's Suffrage associa
tion, upon the alleged authority of Attorney Gen
eral Reed of Nebraska, the damage done, in lead
ing people to believe our 1914 election was cor
rupted to defeat the will of the people after it was
registered, might be incalculable, if not retracted
The fact is that the campaign for the suffrage
amendment was waged in Nebraska in 1914 by
an aggressive and alert group of men and women
who took full advantage of everything in their
favor, and, while naturally disappointed in the
outcome, no suffragist actively engaged in that
campaign ever challenged the result or disputed
the returns or impugned the honesty of the count
What then has led Mrs. Catt, now more than two
years afterward, to cast suspicion upon the in
tegrity of our election? She produces as testi
mony a statement attributed to Attorney General
Reed, in which he is loosely quoted by a Lincoln
newspaper as saying that "gross errors in count
ing on amendments were noticed" in some col
lateral contests and that some members of the
last legislature planned moving for a recount on
amendments m which tbey were interested, but
decided not to do so for fear the recount would
show that other amendments in which they were
not interested had carried.
Now, if Mrs. Catt were conversant with oor
Nebraska constitution and laws, we doubt if she
would have seized on this interview (though Mr.
Reed it made in it to refer specifically to the
suffrage amendment) as furnishing even the flim
siest excuse for the charge that the suffrage
amendment was "counted out" For in 1914 four
constitutional amendments were submitted for
popular endorsement in Nebraska, three directly
by the legislature and one namely, the suffrage
amendment by initiative procedure. Mrs. Catt
should know that the votes on an initiated amend
ment must be counted as marked "for" or
"against," a mere majority being required equal
to 35 per cent of the total. She should know also
that the three legislature-submitted amendments
went on the ballot under the labels of the respec
tive 'political parties which had approved them
and were entitled to have counted as "yes" every
straight party ballot What Attorney General
Reed re'ferred to was alleged failure of many
election boards to count "for" these three amend.
ments aft of the ballots in which a cross-mark
had been placed in the party circle at the top;
but whether these circle ballots were, or were not,
counted correctly as re quired by law would make
no difference whatever in the count on the suf
Any recount planned in the 1915 legislature
Mrs. Catt should know, necessarily had reference
to legislature-submitted amendments, which
might possibly have suffered by ignoring the
straight party tickets. There is no intimation
anywhere, however, that the suffrage amendment.
or any of the three referendum measures voted
on at the same time, lost a single tally by inten
tional miscount, or that a recount, barring acci
dental mistakes, which usually offset, would give
any different footings on the returns.
This further consideratioa is also to be taken
into account that the legislartn has absolutely
nothing to do with either the count, the canvass
or a recount for an initiated measure. Votes upon
these proposals are canvassed by the regular can
vassing board and take effect upon proclamation
by the governor within ten days of the completion
of the official canvass, which Is at least a month
before the new legislature comes into being. With
legislatare-tubmitted amendments, on the other
hand, the practice has been for the legislature to
canvass the vote and to announce it, and in the
performance of this duty to exercise an implied
power to order a recount The suffrage amend
ment therefore, was at no time within the leg
islative jurisdiction, every step in the procedure
being expressly provided for in the initiative and
referendum section of the constitution without
the aid or consent of any legislature on earth.
We realize that ours 'it a complicated and du
plicated mechanism of constitution-changing, but
its intrinsic construction completely refutes the
"counted-out" charge to which Mrs. Catt has so
thoughtlessly given currency. In fairness to the
good name of Nebraska she ought to recall this
charge at once and omit no effort to set us right.
Belgium Paying the Price
Brave little Belgium seems fated to suffer,
whatever turn 1s taken by the tide of war events,
ror France directly, and nosaihl for h. w;ui
world more remotely, she was the shock absorber
in the early days of the conflict taking such pun
ishment as no other people in modern times has
been called on to endure.
Since the trying days two and a half years
ago the Belgians have had to depend for their
very lives on the mercv ami rh.r.K, f
and allied belligerents. Through it all they have
held steadfastly to their ideals of right justice
and honor. Starvation and cruel deportation
have hsd their terrors for the stricken little
kingdom, but there is no wavering in the Belgian
uaiiy to principle. History does not offer
more striking example of a people's fortitude.
ui mis great sacrifice Cireat Britain and
r ranee have been particularly appreciative. They
have shown their gratefulness and mrmn.jJi
their debt to Belgium with liberal outpourings
of material aid, and they are proving their friend
ship by fighting to the end that Belgium never
may suffer so wrongfully again. In this country
there has been much admirina- talk .Ki n.i.l
pluck and the stability of Belgian national char
acter, but little of this talk has been translated
American genius has been drawn upon with
singularly successful results to distribute the aid
cxtenaea mainly by other peoples. So far so
good, but not even today does the average Ameri
can realize or try to understand how great may
have been the service of the buffeted Belgians
to this country. , ' . .
Whether or not the United States is to become
a belligerent as the sequel of recent develop
ments, Belgium seems doomed now to endure
even greater sacrifices than hitherto. German
su tnarine activities as outlined in the recent note
lo the neutral powers will be directed against
ships carrying food for hungry Belgians the
same as against other ships, hence the Tittle mar
tyr must go on paying the price which ruthless-
Editor f "Littla Lands la Amarka."
In 1890 the region between the Missouri river
and the Rocky mountains was stricken by a
great drouth. Thousands of settlers, struggling
for a foothold in the semi-arid region whicli
marks the western half of the Dakotaa, Nebraska,
Kansas and Oklahoma were ruined and com
pelled to give up their farms. At that time I
was an editorial writer on The Omaha Bee and
in the course of mv work had made the acquaint
ance of Colonel Cody, whose home was at North
Iatte, Neb. tdward Rosewater, proprietor ot
The Bee, had instructed me to organize a move
ment to raise funds, food and provisions lor the
stricken sufferers. I suggested that this should
be combined with a campaign for irrigation, since
settlers Were shooting their horses for lack of
feed on the banks of flowing streams that might
be diverted and made to insure their crops for all
time to come. Mr. Rosewater feared the move
ment would be misunderstood and resented. "They
will say it is a libel on the state if we intimate
that Nebraska needs irrigation," was his fear.
However, he finally consented to such a series of
articles on condition that I should sign them.
So the indignant citizens will hang you instead
of. me when they come with the rope," he explained.
Notable Chang in Policy.
Secretary Lansing's note to the Cubans, to
the effect that the United States will recognize
no government founded on revolt, indicates
rather notable change in policy. President Wil.
son has often stated hit purpose to allow Mexi
can! to settle their own affairs in their own way
why not extend that permission to the Cubans?
He declined to recognize Huerta, although giv
ing official standing to a Peruvian who gained the
presidential chair by revolt and later turned an
approving countenance to Carrara a, whose only
claim rested on armed opposition to Huerta. If
the present disturbance hi Cuba should grow, as
It easily may, to involve the island, and the rebels
oe nnaiiy victorious, win we then call it revo
lution" and face about cm the notice just served
concerning recognition? ' For the matter of that.
the United States has dealt with many a govern'
ment founded on revolt, and will so deal in the
future, and we have no right to undertake to de
termine the internal affairs of another inde
pendent people by sending such notes as the one
just dispatched to Havana.
Fogging the Issues.
Foreign Secretary Zimmerman of the German
imperial cabinet makes considerable complaint
that news sent to and from Germany is garbled
by the British censor, On this plea he supports
the action of the German authorities in detain
ing Ambassador Gerard and other Americans':
alleging that dispatches published in Germany
gave the impression that the United States was
holding Bernstorff and other Germans, and had
confiscated German property. Even in diplo
macy two wrongs do not make a right While
unreliable or incorrect information may have
been published as press news, the German gov
ernment surely should have had accurate infor
mation for its guidance. Renter's does not trans
mit the official communications between nations.
Berlin might have relied on the word it bad di
rect from Washington, and might also have given
to its own newspapers a correct account of what
occurred. In this way any aggravation of the
unpleasantness might have been avoided. Dr.
Zimmerman t note only tervet to fog the
The "Buffalo Bill" I Knew
Br William E. Smytha
Among: the prominent citizens who agreed
with me about the wisdom of adopting the policy
of irrigation was Colonel Cody. He offered to
accompany me on a speaking tour of the western
counties an otter which assured big audiences an
along the line. I see him now, the handsomest
man I ever knew, smiling upon the discouraged
settlers and saying: "Boys, I have irrigated all
my life and it seems to have agreed with me. I
think Nebraska had better irrigate." The move
ment was instantly successful. Within twelve
months Nebraska had a model irrigation law on
its statute' books. Two or three years later 400,
000 acres had been brought under ditch and the
work has gone forward ever since. No more
crop failures they laugh at the drouth.
But the most important results of that Ne
braska campaign occurred in a wider field. One
bright February afternoon in 1891, after a most
enthusiastic meeting at Ogallala, Colonel Cody
and 1 with a lew other stood on the bridge
which spans the North Platte and discussed the
future of the vast arid region which stretched
away toward the Pacific, toward Canada, toward
Mexico. Kuzht then was born the plan ot a new
national movement which should ask the Ameri
can people to adopt a great policy of reclamation
and settlement and add half a continent to their
habitable area. The first formal steo was taken
at a state irrigation convention in Lincoln two
or three weeks later, I his convention adopted
resolution in favor of a national irrigation
congress and made me chairman of the committee
to bring it to pass. I resigned from The Bee,
started the Irrigation Age, and devoted my entire
time and energies to spreading the gospel, always
with the warm support of my friend, "Buffalo
1 TODAY 1
Health Hint for the-y.
One ot the most Important ways to
keep the kidneys In good condition Is
to drink from six lo emnt gianses 01
fresh water per day as well as to eat
plenty of vegetables and fruit.
One Year Ago Today tn the War.
Germans took British front line
Six prons killed by bombs dropped
by Austrian aviators at Schio, Italy.
British parliament heard Asquith's
announcement of heavy Increase In
Conference between Secretary Lans
ing and Ambaasador von Bernstorff
resulted in understanding that -Germany
would "recognize" instead of
"assume" liability in Lusitania case.
In Omaha Thirty Tears Ago.
The Omaha Clinical society met in
the parlors of the Millard hotel. There
were present Doctors O. B. Wood, C. G.
Bprague, C. M. Dlnsmoor, W. H. Par
sons, ES. T. Allen, G. W. Williams, G.
H. Parsell, Emma J. Davtes and A.
Thieves broke Into the residence of
R. B. McKelvie, carrying away a
poeket book and some small change.
When a long series of newspaper and maga
zine articles had culminated in the publication of
my first book, Colonel tody was promptly heard
iiumi lu a jcllci vi vtuivii j. it. ,Mup:i o,u. 11
sounds as though it were written on horseback."
It was splendid advertising for the book and parts
of it were reproduced on in attractive poster and
used in book stores throughout the United states.
The letter follows:
Springfield, Mass, June I, 1906.
Harper Brothers, Publishers, New York
Gentlemen: In my opinion "The Conquest of
Arid America," by William E. Smythe, will
prove the greatest benefit to mankind of any
book ever published outside of the Bible. No
man is more conversant with the great arid
west than Mr. Smythe, or has labored harder
to give to the world the true facts that the
healthiest and rich part of America, in climate,
soil, mineral, timber and grazing lands and
beanty in scenery, is yet undeveloped.
Fifty years hence there will be found in
arid America the most prosperous, the health
iest and sturdiest race of people on the face of
the globe. There are millions of people in
eastern America today who know nothing of
prosperity or independence. They are white
slaves to their employers. The independent
man is he who owns from twenty to 160 acres
of arid America, with water which he can turn
on with his own hands as his crop requires it
The man or woman who fails to read "The
Conquest of Arid America" will miss the great
est blessing ever offered them.
W. F. CODY, "Buffalo Bill."
Colonel Cody, the soldier, the scout the show
man, was a household name to everyone in
Europe and America, but tody, the mend of
humanity and the dear lover of the west was
known to comparatively few. It was in the latter
aspect that I knew and loved bira. Probably no
one foresaw with clearer vision what western
America is destined to be m the course of time.
He was impatient to see the vision realized and
dedicated all his earnings to a big irrigation ven
ture in Wyoming. When the government policy
was adopted and Uncle Sam got ready to develop
the famous Shoshone project Colonel Cody in
stantly turned over all his water rights in order
that the government might have a clear field. He
jived to see this great project brought to its con
summation, though not to behold anything ap
proaching its full results in making homes.
No wonder other organizations and Individuals
concerned in the extension of the suffrage to
women repudiate and deplore the tactics of the
Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage in
depriving the president of the last refuge of pri
vacy in his own dwelling! The most fiercely
militant suffragettes of Britain when the war
broke abandoned the practice of baiting public
officials, partly because even in their habitual dis
regard of conventions they realized their patriotic
duty and partly because they saw there was no
surer way to lose whatever ground was gained
than to defy public opinion by adding to the bur
den of the government at so grave a jimcture.
Of course, the sentinels at the gates in Washing
ton are out for all the publicity tbey can get. If
it is cold and windy they capitalize their suner-
fluous sufferings. They pose as martyrs to duty
and imagine they are imitating Jeanne d'Arc. But
even these women who are blind to the indecency
of their conduct should be able to perceive that
they are doing infinite damage to the cause they
profess to have at heart by their adherence to
this foolish course, which does not deserve in he
dignified by the name of strategy. They1 ought
to be put out of the president's way in this heavy
laden hour by the. exercise of police power, if
there is no innate sense of propriety operative to
induce them to retire.
The next morning Mrs. McKelvey
found on the front porch a massive
gold ring of foreign make.
The Parnell Social club entertained
120 couples at a ball which was under
the management 01 me louowing.
Maher, T. J. Fltimorris, Louis Con
nolly, W. H. Franklin, J. J. Lloyd, T.
J. Conway. 8. E. Collins, J. M. White
and E. B'lynn.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Odell of Wis
consin are visiting at the residence of
their sister, Mrs. E. F. Seaver.
Gustave Kroeger, clerk In Judge
Berka's court, was admitted to citizen
ship, having just attained his majority.
Mr. Kelley, of the firm of Kelley,
SUger & Co has gone to New York
on a purchasing tour.
A pleasant entertainment was given
at the Castellar Street Presbyterian
church by the Young People's union
under the direction of the pastor, Rev.
J. M. Wilson. The program was ren
dered by the following: Misses Par,
Rich, Johnson, Case and Banker.
This Day In History.
1726 Abraham Clark, a signer of
the Declaration of Independence, born
at Ellzabethtown, N. J. Died at Rail
way, N. J., September 16, 174.
17114 Laclede established the chief
post of the Louisiana Fur company
and named It St. Louis.
1797 John Bell, speaker of the na
tional house of representatives, secre
tary of war, United States senator and
candidate for president born near
Nashville, Tenn. Died in
SeDtember 10. 18.
1820 Susan B. Anthony, famous
pioneer of the equal suffrage move
ment In America, born at South
Adams, Mass. Died at Rochester, N.
Y., March 18, 10.
1833 Joseph Pease, first Quaker
to be admitted to the British House
of Commons, took his seat
1846 Two thousand Mormons, the
van. of the general exodus, crossed the
Mississippi on the Ice.
1856 United States forces tn Kan
sas, by order of the secretary of war,
put under requisition of the governor.
1892 Great public demonstration at
Lincoln In honor of the inauguration
of James E. Boyd as governor ot
1898 United States battleship
Maine, which had gone to Havana to
protect American residents, destroyed
by an explosion; 270 lives lost
loot Theater Ore at Acapulco,
Mexico; 350 persons burned to death.
The Day We Celebrate.
William H. Gates was born Febru
ary 15, 1858. He has been in the real
estate business since 1887.
Dr. William Curry, physician and
optician, was born February 15, at
Zanesville Ind. He is a graduate of
Rush Medical college.
Robert Sanderson picked Gainsbor
ough, England, for his birthplace fifty-four
years ago today. He is head
of the Sanderson Iron company here
tn Omaha and glad he came over.
Senator Albert B. Cummins of
Iowa, who has been prominent of late
as a critic of the president's policy for
an International alliance to enforce
peace, born at Oarmichaels, Pa, sixty
seven years ago today.
Captain Charles P. Plunkett, direc
tor of gunnery exercises of the United
States navy, born In the "District of
Columbia, fifty-three years ago today
Elihu Root former secretary of
state and late United States senator
from New York, born at Clinton, N. Y.
seventy-two years ago today.
Mme. Marcella Sembrtch, famous
operatic soprano, born at Lemberg,
Austria, fifty-nine years ago today.
Roy Ellam, welt known Southern
league base ball player, last season
with the Nashville team, born at Cora.
hoi oc ken, Pa., twenty-eight years ago
Was 8affrage "Counted Out?"
New York, Feb. 10. To the Editor
of the Bee: A letter from Mr. Grant
G. Martin is quoted as refuting my
statement that the attorney general
of Nebraska in 1915 had said that the
"suffrage amendment was counted out
there." Mr. Martin, in his letter, says:
"1 was the attorney general at the
time the amendment was voted upon.
I do not remember that the count on
the amendment was ever assailed in
Mr. Martin was. It seems, the retir
ing attorney general In 1914. Mr. Wil
lis E. Reed was the incoming attorney
general, and it is on Mr. Reed's state
ments that I based my statement
In speaking of errors in the count
Mr. Reed says:
"They arose in election contests over
local offices and did not relate to the
count of the vote on amendments.
But while men were looking at the
vote on contests of candidates there
was nothing to prevent those so en
gaged from keeping their eyes open
and seeing other thinga- I have been
told that in some such contests parties
took tune to look over the ballots and
make an estimate for and against
amendments, and that gross errors in
the count on amendments were no
"When the legislature convened fol
lowing the election in 1914. I took the
office of attorney general, and it came
to my knowledge that some one
planned to introduce a bill in the leg
islature calling for a recount but such
a bill was not offered, nor passed, be
cause the different interests would
hurt them. The fellows who did not
want the taxation amendment adopted
feared it might open the way to count
that In. The fellows opposed to wom
an suffrage feared suffrage might car
ry by a recount and so no recount
was asked for."
1 believe that it must be fairly evi
dent even to an anti-suffragist that
I am correct in quoting the attorney
general of Nebraska, In 1914, as hav
ing challenged the count on the suf
frage amendment in Nebraska.
CARRIE CHAPMAN CATT,
President National American Woman
clous, from filling the world with their
children. Can we prevent ima air
souri of ignorance and vice from
emptying into the Mississippi of civi
lization? Must the world forever re
main the victim of ignorant passion?
"Why should men and women have
children that they cannot take care
of. Children that are burdens and
curses? Why? Because they have
more passion than conscience, more
passion than reason.
"You cannot reform these people
with tracts and talks. You cannot
reform these people with preach and
creed. Passion Is, and always has
"There is but one hope. Ignorance
poverty and vice must stop populating
the world. This cannot be done by
moral suasion. This cannot be done
by talk or example. This cannot be
done by religion or by law, by priest
or by hangman. This cannot be done
by force, physical or moral. To ac
complish this there Is but one way.
Science must make woman the owner,
the mistress of herself. Science, the
only possible savior of mankind, must
put It In the power of woman to decide
for herself whether she will or will not
become a mother. This is the solu
tion of the whole question. This frees
woman. The babes that are then born
will be welcome. They will be clasped
with glad hands to happy breasts.
They will fill homes with light and
"I look forward to the time when
men and women by reason of their
knowledge of consequences or the
morality born of intelligence will re
fuse to perpetuate disease and pain.
will refuse to fill the world with fail
ures. When that time comes the pris
on walls will fall, the dungeon will be
flooded with light and the shadow of
the scaffold will cease to curse the
earth. Poverty and crime will be
childless. The withered hands of
want will not be stretched for alms.
They will be dust The whole world
will be intelligent virtuous and free.
DR. J. F. BTEVEN8.
People and Events
Once more the courts of Missouri show the
world that they occasionally forego the happiness
of burning incense at the shrine of precedent
Three members of the Macon county court as
solemn as owls in tall timber voted, 2 to 1 to,
to sustain the record making February 14 the
legal groundhog day. Other groundhogs may
celebrate February 2 as usual.
A writer in Law Notes pulls the nation back
to the main point by showing how utterly useless
cats are as boosters of legal business, horses,
cattle, sheep, dogs, even canaries bring grist to
the legal mills, but cats are noo producers. In
the whole history of American and English
jurisprudence the writer says there is not more
than a dozen eases where ptassy was the cause or
object oa litigation.
Timely Jottings and RcmiDders.
Maine Memorial day, the nineteenth
anniversary of the destruction of the
United States battleship Maine tn
Havana harbor, will be observed to
day by patriotic societies throughout
France, following the example of
England and Italy, today will put into
force new regulations restricting the
variety of meals served in restaurants.
The several political parties in
Michigan hoM their state conventions
today for the selection of candidates
for the minor state offices to be filled
at the spring election. The republicans
meet in Detroit and the democrats in
Salesmanship, nursing, bacteriolog
ical work, library work, business and
museum work are among the oppor
ttinlties for young women that will be
discussed at the fifth annaai confer.
ence for women students that opens
today at the University of Wisconsin.
The new Pacific highway Interstate
bridge, spanning the Columbia river
between Portland, Ore., and Vancouv
er, Wash., is to be formally opened to
public tratnc today.
Storyette of the Day.
"It's a strange thing, remarked
Prof. X to a friend of his, "but
was snavea uus morning by a man
who really is, I suppose, a little above
being a barber. I know positively
that he is connected with one of our
leading universities, that be has con
tributed acientlflo articles to the best
magaaines, and yet by George, I'll
be banged If he can shave a roan de
do you mean to say that a man
with those accompltshments it a bar
ber?" exclaimed bis f lined.
"Oh, do, he isn't a barber. raterned
the professor. "Too see, I shaved my-
Thanks for Help.
Omaha, Feb. 14. To the Editor of
The Bee: The executive committee
of the vocation bureau wishes to ex
press its appreciation of your assist
ance in making the first year a success.
xne enclosed annual report will give
some idea of the ground that has been
covered. We hope that the facts tab
ulated there may be interesting to alL
MlKTUS FITZ. ROBERTS,
Director vocation bureau.
Mr. Neverwed Does your wife treat yen
the aame as ahe did before you were mar-
Mr. Peck Not exactly. Before we were
married when I displeased her ahe refused
to spe&k to me. Boston Globe.
''The man I marry must be a hero; brttw,
daring and gallant; he most have enough
to support me comfortable; must have a
country home, and, above all, be honest."
"That's all very good; but this la love
not a department store." Lsetalth Butt.
Sympathetic Friend How Is your mother
this morning;, my little glrlT
Little Girl Much better, thank you. She
Is able to be upholstered in bed this morn
Quotes From Bob IngersoH.
Hancock, la.. Feb. 14. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: I have delayed con
tributing to the Letter Box on the
social evil till now and I copy verbat
lm irom tne Medical Critic and Guide
something better, by that frreat and
noble man, Robert G. Ingersoll.
'For thousands of years men 'and
women have been trying to reform the
world. They have created gods and
devils, heavens and hells; they have
written sacred books, performed mir
acles, Duilt cathedrals and dungeons
they hare crowned and uncrowned
kings and queens; they have tortured
and imprisoned, flayed alive and
burned; they have preached and
prayed; they have tried promises and
tnreats; they have coaxed and per
suaded; they have preached and
taught, and in countless ways have en
deavored to make people honest, tern
perate, industrious and virtuous; they
nave built hospitals and asylums, uni-.
veraitiea and schools, and seem to
have done their very best to make
mankind better and happier; and yet
they have not succeeded.
"Why have the reformers failed?
I will tell you why. Ignorance, pov-'
erty and vice are populating the
world, the gutter is the nursery, peo
ple unable to support themselves flit
tenements, the huts and hovels, with
children. They depend on the Lord,
on luck and charity. They are not in
telligent enough to think about con
sequences or to feel responsibility. At
the same time they do not want chil
dren, because the child is a curse, a
curse to them and to Itself. The babe
Is not welcome because it is a burden.
These unwelcome children fill the jails
and prisons, the asylums and hospi
tals. And they crowd the scaffold. A
few are rescued by chance or charity.
but the great majority are failures.
They become vicious, ferocious. They
live by fraud and violence and be
queath the vices to their children.
"Against this inundation of vice the
forces of reform are helpless and
charity Itself becomes an unconscious
promoter of crime.
Tne real question is, can we pre
vent the ignorant, the poor, the vi-
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Stage Manager Our leading lady cer
tainly did make up horribly.
Critic What did she do when yon told
Stage Manager She changed countenance.
"Dad, what was the labor of Sisyphus T"
"Sisyphus rolled a stone up a hill, and as
fast as he rolled It up it rolled down again.
It was a mythological episode; Nothing like
''Oh, I don't know," Interposed ma.
"Washing dishes Is just like that." Louis
"If the country Is going dry I'd like
to store some supplies for personal use.
But I live In a flat and have no place."
"I can store some for you, old fellow."
"On what terms?
"Well, I'll say nothing about the storage
and you say nothing about the leakage,"
Witter Bynner, In Poetry Journal.
Poor as t am In what men count
As fortune, lacking In the goods
And gains that make men paramount:
When I Inquire of fields and woods
For happiness, they tell me true
How rich I am In only you.
Far as I am from you this day,
Impatient of the distance, fain
To lessen It and ease the way
With lesser loves: I learn through pain
The comprehension, old and new.
Of being near to only you.
Dumb as I was when I would tell
My gratitude and voice my love:
Tour voice was in me like a bell
At mass when congregations prove
Their soul In silence. I oould do
No better than be dumb to you.
Brief as I am In my eaeay
Of lite and love; I Importune
No more and I have put away
Impatience. I have had my boon.
My proof, my vision through the blue.
Touching eternity In you.
Pries Down to
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