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TTTE OMATTA SUNDAY BEE: JANUARY 2fi, 1913.
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FOlNDKDBY EDWARD ROSKWATKR
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(8eal.1 Notary "Public.
Rubucrlliera Irarlns the city
temporarily ahoMliI tmve Tlio Reo
mailed to tlirm. Addrraa itIII lie
changed, na .often n. reiiuestrd.
Jtjst what- UJhat Mr. jMndoro
counts on, wc wuuuur.
The hammock trndo is Bald to bo
Bringing in tlio -balance.
"took bororo you: leap," is worth
lees advlco to glvo an nviator. '
"What ft hie St.: Patrick would hayo
madjj with fratlior Adam and. Mother
Eve, ' 1
This BmlUhB - brand of. weather.
prompts suspicion .of ..something
worse- later on.
Solace vf or tho governor tho num
ber of 'appointive jobs to glvo out In
No chance" for extra tlmo charges
yet by our underpaid, nnd over
What Is tho valuo of good will?
The man who enjoys It gouerally
doca not ask tho question.
"Thirty Arrests Likely In Arson
Cas'o," nays a headline. Lot It "bo
"twenty-throe" for tho Arson trust.
Again Vfe ask, "What's in a
r.amo?" A candldnto named Mud
was defeated for office In a southern
Tho staff of gold-laced colonols Is
to bo resurrected In Nebraska. Glvo
tho military ' uniform niakors a
Coming and going in American
life; When Prof. WUspn becomes
president, President Tart, will bo
Tho democrats, think to make
Juicy subject out of ar otherwise dry
subject by promising, to- put lemons
on tho freo list. ,
Referring to a man with an "Im
pediment in his veracity," tho Oyster
Bay statesman would use a Bhorter
and an uglier word.
Clpriano ' Castro - says .Gcnbral
Gomez robbed hlui- of 25,000,000
francs. Well, ho can't call tho gen
cral a plkec, anyway.
Tho new Chinese republic persists
In running along as raoothly as it
It bad always been one, even If It
cannot get recognition.
That Maryland congressman who
proclaims President-elect Wilson the
greatest man In public life will, of
course, deny having designs upon a
Our Nebraska .law-makers ore to
bo equipped om request with identi
fication cards. For some of them,
perhaps, a tlmo clock and a cash reg
ister might also como in handy.
A "spike team" Is one consisting
of three animals, two. abroast on tho
wheels, with ono in the lead. How
would a donkey, an elephant and a
bull moose do hooked up that way?
Yes, but If that Wyoming 6olon
requisitioned from West Virginia
had only been a regular republican,
what front page shrieks he would
have excited In certain ultra-reform
Look out with only one more
democratic member of t tho United
States senate, the democrats there
will not need the help of tho "pro
gressives," and will not valuo them
President Mellen of tho Hartford
road will Jiavo vindication, though it
Hangs by. a thread. His lawyers
have dlhcovercd that one. of, the
jurors who indicted hi in resided lit
Speaking of Individual account
ability, a current writer declares
that there lias always been a ten
dency for men to claim that their
yielding to an evil bont was some
thing for which they wcro not re
sponsible. In olden times they
blamed the stars or planets or tried
to shift their guilt to evil spirits.
Later it canio to bo heredity that
was the scapegoat for mrn's sin,
and apparently, to be just in our
punishments, we should have pun
ished tho grandfathers of our crim
inals. In still more recent times
various physical inlurlcs have been
blumod for tendencies for evil.
As often pointed out, It is ex
tremely convenient, nnd decidedly
moro reassuring to conscientious
scruples, to adopt a theory that
wrong-doing Is caused by environ
ment, or by factors beyond our own
control, and thus relievo ourselves
from tho necessity of shouldering
the responsibility. But such a the
ory has never been made to stand
the tost of actualities. Even where
futuro nctlon of a social group may
bo predicted with a degree of tlefl.
nltonuss amounting almost to cer
tainty, it cannot ho fixed upon tho
particular .members of the group.
For example, although out of a thou
sand people a certain number will
commit suicide during the year, tho
particular individuals who will make
away with themselves cannot be
picked out in ndvancc. Heredity
has been invoked to explain many
a criminal career when other off
spring of the same parents have ex
hibited no criminal sypiptoms.
Put it down, then, that, barring
exceptional enscs which merely
provo tho rule, 'freedom of judgment
nnd cholco to the extent of taking
tho right pth gr tho wrong path is
within tho power of each one of us,
and that tho general levol of good
citizenship will bo raised only by
bringing moral standards of the in
dividual up to tho proper exercise of
Straight oh Civil Service.
Tho National . Civil Service Re
form leagtio has sent, out a call to
arms for tho protection of civil serv
ice, in which it ombodlcsa dotailed
record of. (ho recent, voto In congress
on tho democratic raid on tho classi
It Is gratifying to note from this
record that ovory ono, of Nebraska's
six representatives democrats and
republicans allko voted "No" on
tho proposal to rescind tho presi
dent's order enlarging tho classified
service, nnd that tho thrco Nebraska
democrat wero lrt the small com
pany ., of. tarty democrats, alb told,
who stood out against tho spoilsmen?'
Analysis of tho voto servos, how-
over, to show how great tho danger
is, because 106 democrats, out of
146 voting, favored return-to-the
spoils system, v It Is to bo prcsumod
that in the next congress pressure to
break down tho elvll sorvlco will bo
Btlll greater, and that It will take
still moro bnckbone on tho part of
tho democratic congressmen to with
stand tho effort to roako it a party
measure, and to forco tliom by use
of tho caucus whip to voto contrary
to their Individual judgmont.
The Epigram Habit.
Fow public speakers today sue
cesstully resist the' temptation to
oplgrammntical spocch. It lsquite
tho fashion to employ thp brief and
breozy, torso and tart expression. It
seems, to fit Jhe Bplrlt of action of
oursday, which breathes an Intensely
practical view of things. And there
ls advantago In, this as woll as tho
epigram, but also disadvantage,
even more-there"is potential harm.
The epigram Is forcoful and ef
fective, chiefly becauso It puts
thing In a nutshell, so that It may
be carried away and rotalncd by tho
nverago mind. In this very vlrtuo
lies its danger. Tho tendency to put
a thing pnt sometimes makes it too
pat, too pungent. While tho epl
gram affords a splendid vehicle for
direct and simple spoech, It invites
exaggeration by ill-balanced minds,
which though, perhaps, capablo of
framing effoctlvo phrases, are ex
tremely apt, in over-wrought zeal
and the glow of approbation, to fall
Into Intemporanco of speech, Pre
cisely that Is being done all too
much today by some of our vory
cleverest epigrammatists. The epl
gram habit, therefore, Is like many
other commendable things n vir
tue that may bo made a vice.
Death for Using Opium.
A law became effective In China
January 1, making the use of opium
puntshuble by a fine of $2,000 nnd
death in extreme cases. If further
proof wore required of China's
earnestness In stamping out this
deadly dope habit, It might be had
In the execution of a woman habitue.
This at first seems Incredible, but
the report cornea through authori
tative channels and leaves no room
to doubt China's awakening to the
What must .besaid, then, at the
report Ihat, while .the Chinese gov
ernment cat) reach its native usors
and "growers, it finds Itself unable
to prevent British merchants In
Hongkong and Shanghai from tin
porting opium grown In British-
India? Americans, through their,
missionaries nnd others, have had a
vital hand In bringing about tho
nnti-optum crusade and have a right
to take pride In tho achievement,
but what a sad commentary upon
the Influence of our neighbor,
It is said that by rigid enforce
ment of tho law upon Chinese, tho
now republic will In tlmo bo nbh
to defeat tho cunning commercialism
of thp British, who already have f GO,
000,000 worth of llrltlsh-Indlan
opium lying in warehouses waiting
for purchasers. Tho least that any
western power should do Is to help
Instead of hinder tho Chinese re
public in seeking to redeem Its
Probe These Awful Charges.
As Incidental to dealing with the
big question of water power in Ne
braska, tho leglsla'turo should insti
tute "a searching investigation"' of
the charges made by L. Y. Richards
In his answer to the hot-nlr vapor
Ings of ono H. It. Howell at the re
cent hearing before the houso com
mittee. Mr. Richards Is quoted as
The Intimation made by Mr. Howoll
that Influence nnd money wero uod to
bring about thlH grant (of water rights)
Is simply ridiculous. HOWELL PROB
ABLY DOES BUSINESH IN THAT WAY
and judges other people by himself. If his
remarks nro correctly reported, there are
leoplo who would say that HE HAS A
SERIOUS IMPEDIMENT IN 1I1S VER
ACITY. Since "so serious nn imputation"
Is "so broadly made," by all moans
let tho legislature Investigate. The
charges made by Mr. ltlchards aro
ovon more pointed thnn those mado
by Mr. Howoll, becauso tho latter In
a signed postscript! oxpressly abne
gates any intention of charging any
one with dishonesty in tho matter.
Tho Bee docs not have to reiterate
'Its very high regard" for "Its good
friends," Mr. Howell or Mr. Illch-
ards, but wishes to emphasize its de
sire, to got at the truth, . and the
whole- truth, "in thin matter of
Not in passion and prejudice, but
amporately, candidly, fairly and
earnestly should this question
considered and disposed of."
Now for Aerodynamics.
A bill for a commission to consider
tho establishment of a national aero
dynamical laboratory has passed the
sonatc. Only through ouch a labor
atory, it is maintained, may our
country hope to keep pace with
others In aorlal navigation. This
may bo taken, therefore, as official
recognition whether tho bill be
comes n law or not of aviation ds
a. sclenco. Perhaps nothing affords
a clearer comparison of Its. progress
in tho various countries, than a, state
ment of the respective sums they
havo made available for aviation.
Franco leads with $7,400,000, then
comes Russia with $5,000,000; Ger
many, $2,250,000; Groat Britain
and Italy, each $2,100,000; Japan,
$600,000; United States, $140,000.
Since aviation Is horo, supposedly
to stay, wo, as a world-power na
tion, will havo to make tho most of
It. Authorities point out that we
shall not corapeto with ther na
tions employing tho most skillful
mothods, so long as wo observe the
crudest and perhaps wo shall not
aVold numorouB casualties until wo-
rench a more scientific basis. If we
must possess an aerodynamical
laboratory, why, tho sooner wo buy
ono tho bettor.
Loan Agency Legislation.
As The Bee has previously stated,
the prjmo object of now legislation
regulating the chattel loan business
U to prevent extortion, and usury.
It seems rather strnngo, therefore,
for anyone protending to strlvo for
such legislation to advocate 36 per
cent as a fair rate of interest on
chattel loans. Without more con
vlnclng light on tho subject, tho
tondoncy of such sympathies Is likely
to bo misconstrued.
No need to amend the law so as
to give tho money lenders larger
llconso than thoy already possess
While some may, he extorting more
than 36 per cent, thoy are not doing
so with legal' warrant, which does
not sanction even this proposed rate
No doubt the loan men, thomselves,
would hall with complete satisfaction
a. law authorizing thorn to take 36
per cent -Interest, for thoy aro not
Let us linVo no legislation that Is
cooked up in tho houso of tho loan
agents. The demand Is for relief
for tho borrower, and It must not be
denied by a disguised responso that
will not bear the test - of severe
An Echo of Religious Bigotry.
Official cognizance has finally been
taken by Catholics of the fictitious
screed circulated as a purported copy
of the oath of tho Knights of (Co
lumbus. Rev. William Livingston In
Tho Columblad nails the He under
tho, caption, 'Xho Knights and Their
Traducers." By resort to tho deadly
parallol, he shows that this "concoc
tlon of tilth und falsehood" la but
a revision of a printed diatribe au
thorlzed by an alleced ex-nrleBt Ir
New Orleauli many years ago and
which has since been revamped
The general Import of this circular
Is to charge Catholics with tho same
old secret purpose of destroying
the republic and annihilating Pro-;
testants. It Is couched In such odlois j
terms that It Is boyond cwwprehcn-;
sioti how any person with a grain j
of snse could seriously give it cred
ence. No true friend of Protestantism
could Instigate so stupid and un
called for an assault upon Catholic
Institutions. It goes without saying
tho effect oi such palpable distortion
of truth can bo slight except on Ig
norant minds easily Inflamed by ap
peals to passion nnd intolerance.
Y, M, 0. A, Expansion.
Annual reports or the Young
Men's Christian association show
2,192 local organizations In North
America with a combined member
ship of 556,100, These associations
pay out for current expenses a total
of $10,000,000 annually. They own
7.25 buildings valued at $81,000,000
and new buildings are constantly
Tho report shows that 5,620,000
persons attcitded all tho meetings
held in 4012, while 125,000 men
and boyB -.havo bgon enrolled In
lllblo classes, 69,000 In educational
classes and 300,000' In gymnasium
work. Tho association extends its
activities into tho channels of the
foreign-born with a zeal'and purpose
Tho upshot of it all is tliat tlie
Young Men's Christian association
s attracting the attention and en
listing tho co-dporatlon of business
jnen everywhere. Under tho impetus
of one man's influence six cities nro
completing now Inittdings and four
others will soon enter upon construc
tions on similar conditions. That man
is Julius Rosenwnld, the big Chicago
merchant who gives $25,000 to any
city raising ,$75,00Q for a building
for a colored Young Men's Christian"
association. 'And it goes without say
ing that this interest Is baaed Upon
soundly practical grounds and rec
ognition of tho Young Men's Christian
association as an investment for
widespread good. -
Too Easy BonMing.
The Chicago, auto band It who
killed an officer after oqo of his
numerous escapades, had been ar
rested and had escaped several .times'
before. Once ho was released with
out bond on the word, merely, of a'
friend. This friend later proves to
he the leader of the gang of,hlgh
waymen terrorizing tho city, and Is,
himself, arrested. Such a proceed
ing 8eema incredible. Hero is a
judge sotting an alleged crlmlnnl
freo on tho word of a man qutto aB
much of a stranger to tho court as
tho prisoner. Why, sine ho had
waived bond and taken this stran
ger's word for It, did the Judge not
simply take (ho word of tho prisoner
and let It go at that? What made
him regard tho word of one stranger
aB any better than that of another.
simply because the latter happened
to bo charged with a crime?
This is a shocking object lesson of
tho loosoness too frequently charac
terizing this bonding of prisoners.
Tho tendency too often is to subordi
nate Justice to mercy and degrade
tho law and tho "pence and dignity
of the people of tho state" tho law
abiding people to the accommoda
tion of tho man charged with violat
ing the law. It is time to call a halt
In Buch abuses, and this Chicago case
1b a vory good ono to hold up as show
ing to what lengths thoy may go.
Two prominent Missouri news
papers many years ago fell into an
acrimonious disodsslon, In -which tho
ono In Kansas City retorted: "The
St. Louts reminds us of a
snaggled-to6thed, bedraggled old
beldame Bitting on her tripod
mouthing her wisdom to an ignorant
world about her," evidently content
thnt it had driven tho last nail nnd
firmly clinched it. The' St. Louis
paper merely observed that "If
calling.' names were argument our
contemporary would have us."
When the Hon eats grass like an
ox and potato Duga swallow me
whalo, when terrapin knit woolen
box and hares are outrun by the
snail, wnen doodle bugs walk up
right as men and a-nary birds swim
In the air woll,: what do you care,
bo long as the Water board is
"going" to reduce rates.
The Wisconsin corrupt practices
act has been declared unconstitu
tlonal. If wo are -not mistaken, the
Wisconsin law 1b built on tho same
model as those in other states. Still,
wo do not recall ever hearing of any
candidate kept out of office, or suc
cessfully prosecuted, for violating a
corrupt practices act.
The public is entitled to know the
name of tho University of Nebraska
girl who knocked down a footpad by
a punch in the Jaw. She should be
entitled to have her diploma In
scribed "Cum laude."
Lucky thoso Washington folkB
have no vote, otherwise their disap
pointment over tho abandonment of
tho Inaugural ball might have started
a recall petition on the next presi
Nebraska soldier boys will not
march in tho Inaugural parade. It
la too far to walk and the Nebraska
National CJuard has no "angel" to
foot the bills of a Washington trip.
Jliis Day itt Omaha
COMPILED FROM DEC F1LK
0013 JANUARY ? OPO
Thirty Years Agi
Further detail of thn big tire In the
Caldwell block gives thin summary of
losses. MeMnhon Abert &. Co., wholesale
gloves, JSi.OCO; Meyer & Rnapkc. whole
sale croaera, JJ5.000; J. J. Brown & Co.,
dry Roods stock and store. $7,500; Henry
Ilornberger. billiard hall, saloon and build
In K, 19.000; Krnnk Smith, building, $5,000;
George U. Lake, building, H.S00; John
W'lrth, restaurant, $l,7; Ratfllffe & Shaw,
gamblng rooms, $.1,000; S. 8. Caldwell,
gliding, $3,000; "West A Frltchcr, tobacco,
00; L. R. Wright, Justice of the peace,
furniture and records, $300; Robert Pur
vis, commlsslj.i merchant, $100.
A tcrrlblo explosion of dynamite oc
curred at the Florence cuttotf, seriously
Injuring three men.
"Only a Farmer's Daughter," was the
ittrnctjon at the Boyd, presented by
Agnes Herndon, "tho handsomest woman
on the stage."
S. B, Jones, assistant general pas
senger agent of the Union Pacific, has
returned from Kansas City. .
Tho wires were kept hot all last night
sending telegrams of congratulation to
Morltz Meyer; who was married In New
Major T. S. Clarksdn df Schuyler, Is
In the cltr.
Acting. Mayor Kaufmann bkd a narrow
escape from a collision on his sleigh with
a. sump In the road on South Ninth
street. f .
twenty Years Agw -,
O. W, Crawford, secretary of'the Trans
mlsslsslppl Commercial congress, was In
Omaha and told a reporter for The Beo
how ho hoped that Nebraska would send
a largo representation to the Denver ses
sion of the congress.
Miss-Grace Turnoy of Kansas City was
visiting her. sister, Mrs. Bird sail McAl
laster, 2027 Wirt street. Kountzo place.
Joo McBlroy and. George MJddtcton
faced eacli other for forty-two rounds at
tho athletic club rooms and the referee
decided It "na contest." ,
(The pupils of Hans Albert gavo a very
fine muslcalo nt the rooms of the Young
Men's Christian association In the even
ing. Mr. Albert was heard In two violin
selections and Charles Hlggtns and Miss
Luclla Allen were' among1- the soloists.
It was announced that bids would be'
opened February. IT for the; cdnqtructlon
Of several buildings at Fort Crook for
which congress had appropriated .'$200,009.
Sir George Pullman indicated through
his legal' representatives that he would
"go in court" In a fnal effort to avoid
payment of all the $16,000 city taxes held
against, his company in Omaha, In which
case City Treasurer Bolln seized and
was holding several Pullman cars, which
ho threatened to sell at auction February
1, unless the amount was paid.
Ten cars Atri
Judge Stenberg. as head of n. lirwlv nf
Sewlsh people In Nebraska, was sending
money they had collected at tho rate
of 1,000 crowns a week back to Sweden
for the relief of famine victims.
These nine new members were added
to tho fire department by the Board of
iFire and Police commissioners: Thomas
Murphy, Pat Roche, Edward A. Burmes-
ter, M. C. Kotch, G. L. Fox, C. Cum
mlngs, R. C. Gray, Ed Car, August
Gutter; Burmcster, Murphy, Fox and
Car, were formerly on the force.
The Board of education decided to ask
for a tax levy of 2.2 mills.
Frederick A. Klmmerllng, SO years old,
a woll known German musician, died sud
denly at his home, 2221 Charles street.
Ho had complained during the evening
of not .feeling well, but had not been out
wardly 111. He Is survived by a wife
and two sons residing In Boston. It
was decided to bury him In Forest Lawn
Tho estate of Peter Glandt. the pioneer
Bennington farmer, was filed In probate
court and valued at $100,000, of which
$60,000 was in realty and $70,000 In personll
Tax Commissioner Fleming found, after
the tax assessment rolls had been altered
by the board of equalization, they totalled
ror aggregate assessed valuation, $129.-
403,705, the real estate being appraised at
$71,SS,1S5, the personal $26,330,170.
People and Events
A Vienna astronomer calucUlates that
"215,000,000 tons of cosmic dust falu nn
tho earth every day." No wonder the
street cleaning department cannot keep
up wun me rusn or business.
Some gaiety has been thrown Into In.
dlana politics by the Woman's Franchise
league. .Members of the legislature have
been invited to dino with trie suffragists
ana pay I each for the privilege.
Molasses sloshed over ail his food has
been the elixir of llfo of William Boone
LIdred of Wakefield, Mass,, a descend
ant of Daniel Boone. Wakefield is 87
years old, and still doing the lick, sir.
Cheer up. the light is breaking In!
The Housekeepers' league of Phlls.de!.
phla has discovered that the consumer
in some way or other pays for trading
stamps given away at grocery stores.
By snooping around in various dark
corners of tho Astor estat In Now York
appraisers nave added a little over
$2,000,000 to the total of $77,826,000, on
which an Inheritance tax of $3,150,000 has
already Been paid.
Former Governor Harmon t Ohio, is
going abroad to study military condi
tlons. EVcr since his tour or the lakes
with the Ohio marines two years ago,
Judsou has cultivated tho dress parade
fad, and Baltimore failed to root It out.
The 'mayor, the police forco and four
preachers alternately tried to stop a'
"ragging beo" In u hall In Redwood City,
Cal., but the younfatcnT held the fort
until the last ragged note of the music
was drowned by the fire- department
Such Is the musical tlmbro of California's
native sons and daughters.
C. A. Bonds, an aviating financier from
Memphis, who undertook to show Kan
sas City how to run a day and night
bunk, is spending .ho winter In Canada,
giving the merry ha ha to Uncle Sam's
postofftce sleuths, who .want to meet
him on this side of tho line. Using the
malls to defraud Is not extraditable.
Since Mr. Taft became governor of the
Philippines In 1S91 it Is stated that hfs
tours and travels have taken hlm a
distance of 315,000 miles. In 10O& the
year he was elected to the prealdenay.
he covered 17,270 miles, nearly twice the
circumference of the earth, thus adding
to other distinctions the title of "the'
great American traveler,"
SECULAR SHOTS AT rvLHT.
Louisville Courier-Journal: A Kansas
minister says he'd rather drink red Ink
than beer. Well, does anybody want to
abolish the constitution to keep him from
drinking Ink? Answer: No, not one.
New York Sun: "Impulslve".'clentymen
with a tendency to rash, sudden and
vlojent language would do well to ponder
the word "charity," and to them Mat
thew, vl:22, might be profitable for dot
trine and reproof. ,
Indianapolis News: However much ih
Rev. Myra C. Hoyt of Brockton, Mass.,
rtiay condemn nagging wives, let it not
be for gotten that nagging is the inaliena
ble right of wives and furthermore that
It is about all the .fun some of them have.
' Houston Post; "Hopo," says a Birming
ham minister, "Is an anticipatory fire
that concentrates Its light upon salva
tion;" It Is true Jn many cases, no doubt,
but. In our party wo observe that most
of hope's anticipatory Illumination U
focused on the postofflces.
Springfield Republican; The followin
comes from Rev. Joseph E. McMahon of
the'ehurch of Our Lady of Lourdes New
York City, a moderator of the Roman
Catholic church; "To me there Is a sense
of the ridiculous In learned ecclesiastics
In our church denouncing the clamors
of women for the voto because It is op
posed to Catholic tradition. Far from
yelng lh violation of Catholic tradition,
woman suffrage was in accord with Cath
olic tradition all through the middle" ages,
so far as there was any Catholic tradi
tion concerning suffrage."
BLASTS FROM RAM'S HORN.
Many a man prays for grace, when
what ho needs Is grit.
Manhood has done more for the country
than all Its gold mines.
The devil Is most like a lion when he
looks most llko a sheep.
.Nobody has even been made color blind
by looking on the bright side. ,
Solomon had white hair and long whis
kers when he said: "Alt Is vanity."
The better men know God, the more
asltamed they are of themselves.
The man who Is down on excitement !n
religion Is often a whirlwind In politics.
Every good cause Is most hindered by
the people who wish It well and stop
The kind of religion that counts Is the
kind that works at the trade seven days
In the week.
The man who claims that he is trying
to make the world better too often votes
to make It worse.
There Is no better way of hiding your
light under a bushej than by keeping
your church letter in the bottom of your
NEW IMMIGRATION CHANGES.
The principal changes In the existing
law made by the bill recently passed by
congress are thus summarized:
1. An increase in the immigrant head
tax from $1 to $5.
2. Exclusion of aliens not eligible for
S. Adoption of a reading literacy test.
t. Making it permissible for the secre
tary of commerce and labor to decide be
forehand as to tho necessity of Importing
such skilled contract labor as now Is ad
mlsalble under the existing contract labor
5. Providing heavier penalties for trans
portation' lines that violate the law
against advertising tor immigrants and
which bring' to tho United States aliens
who are Ineligible to enter.
6. Providing machinery for compelling
the attendance and testimony of wit
nesses before Immigration authorities. .
7. Providing for matrons, Inspectors
and surgeons on Immigrant .ships at the
discretion of the secretary of commerce
a. Providing for the deportation of
aliens who become criminals three years
subsequent to entry.
9. Providing for Interior immigrant sta
tions. 10. Providing against illegal entry of
seamen and stowaways.
11. Permitting aliens to be represented
by counsel lit appeals from decisions of
boards of special Inquiry.
12. Providing experts in insanity In
large ports of entry-
13. A new definition of the meaning of
the word "alien" where it appears in the
It- is observed that the old "gentie
men's agreement" la heard of no longer.
It Is now supplanted by a "community of
Interests" and "lnterlock,lng directorates."
Are we to understand this as a tardy
recognition of the fact that the combi
nations to squeeze tho public are not
exactly cqjiBonant with the character of
Soap and Ointment
for mothers of fretful,
sleepless babies suffering
from heat rashes, itch
ings, irritations and
chafings. Rest for mother
and sleep for babe fol
low a single treatment
Cuticura Soap and
with S3-pK Skin Boole, addma Potter Drug sc Chem. Corp., Dept. 4Si
Boston. Loodon. Pari. Sydney, Oalcstta, Bombay. Toldo, Uoa Kwi w
Lawyer When did your, husband flnrl
show signs of Insanity, madam?
Client The day lie married me. I then
discovered that he was making only $1J
a week. Boston Transcript.
"They are now adapting prisons to their
"Is that soT Then I suppose for the
convicts of mind and education, they
have brain cells." Baltimore American.
"He's a trusting soul."
"What's thefreason, nowT"
"He still thinks the small stockholders
have a chance." Detroit Free rress.
"Buy this clothes wringer for your
wife, and save hor weary back."
"I can't afford It."
"Come on, now; be a good .fellow."
Tho sale was made.
"They never resist that plea," said the
arent In a stage aside. Louisville
"He says his poor children need another
"Then why doesn't he takeone home?"
"Seems the children pay the rent, and
they are very hard to convince." New
Wife (sobbing to John on his return
from office) John, I baked a cake.
John Well, don't cry, dear.
Wlfo-But. John, the cat ate it.
John Don't cry, dear. I'll buy another
cat. National Monthly.
"My wife says she knows me' like a
"Well, you don't object to that, do
"I'm not sure. Tou see, my wife reads
terribly trashy literature." Washington
Dr. Crabbe had almost succeeded In dis
missing Mrs. Gassoway. when she stopped
In the doorway, exclaiming, "Why. doctor,
you didn't look to sco If my tonguo was
"I know It Isn't," said the doctor
wearily. "You never find grass on a race
Mrs. Youngwedd (shopping) Look at
this new stove with the glass door In the
oven. Wonder what It's made of glass
Youngwedd-It's to make the bread
lighter, I suppose. Boston Transcript.
"What Is Wombat always pondering
aboutV Looks as thoughtful as a tree
full of owls."
"Boen that way for years. Sponds all
his spare time trying to think of some
way to utilize the burnt matches.
' MOTHER'S SONG AT TWILIGHT.
Oh, to come home once more, when the
dusk Is falling, m ,
To see tho nursery lighted and the
children's" table spread;
'Mother, mother, mother!" the eager
"The baby was so sleepy that he had
to go to bed!"
Oh, to. come home oqce more, and see
the smiling faces.
Dark head, bright head, clustered at
Much tho years have taken, when the
heart its path retraces,
But until tlmo Is not for me, the Image
Men and women now they are, standing
straight and steady,
Grave heart, gay heart, fit for life's
Shoulder set to shoulder, how should
they bo but readyl
The future shines before them with
the light of their own eyes.
Still each answers to my calling; no good
has been denied me.
My burdens have been fitted to the Uttla
strength that's mine;
Beauty, pride and peace have walked
my day beside mo,
Tho evening closes gently In, and how
can I repine?
Burbh, to see once more, when" the' early
dusk is falling.
The nursery windows glowing and tlio
children's table spread;
"Mother, mother, mother!" tho high
"He couldn't stay awake for you, hi
had to go to bed!"
(An Aggravated Case.)
Was the UttTe Dandelion
When he said that Bouncing Bet
All that the Shepherd's Purse contained
On how much Mignonette?
Does the Cowslip on
The little Yellow Jacket?
Is Solomon'a Seal
On every seed packet?
Wood Violet Cypress
Tho Dutchman's "britches?"
Will the pretty Snowball
If the Hickory switches?
Will the Larkspur the Horse
Mint to Canterbury bells?
Is tho Chrysanthemum
When the Adders-tongue tells?
Did the Snowdrop down.
When the yellow Primrose?
Can you find Silver-weed
Where the Golden-glow(s)?
If the Splder-wart blue
Tho West Wind's whistle
The Godwood bark
And the Catkin bristle.
Will the Bachelor Button
Up the Fox Glove dainty?
Is Jack in the pulpit? ,
If he ain't, why nlnt'ee?
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