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THE OMAHA DAILY HEE: SUNDAY, ' XOVEUDE1S 15, 1903.
The OmahA Sunday. Per
.B. ROSEWATER, EDITOR.
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Only 2-rent stamps accepted In payment of
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
mi tit TM.hm.iK. tviukIrs County, ss:
Oeorge B. Tsschurk, secretary of The Bee
Publishing Company, being duly sworn,
aye that the actual number ot full and
romnlela ennlra of The Dally Morning,
Kvenlng and Sunday le pnnieu ouimi
tbe month of October, 10, wu as follows:
1 2,mH
2 2U,04H
I a,7.
4 37,400
17
J 8 M0O
J9 ..SO.SHO
20 80,870
SH.710
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7 Xtt,OIM
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II 24I.0RO
12 2,4ftS
It 2MM
14 JW.OOO
1J 3M,ZftO
1 VHJibQ
21 30,iit0
U 80.T90
23 8,T5
24 32,820
26
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27
28
28
30
81
2U.04I0
81,170
31. 1O0
31, 1UO
..... 80,040
40,r.30
.....33,3H5
Total 032, (UO
unsold and returned copies..,. 10,iM
Met total sales.
:,3U2
Met average
ales 2t,7M
GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK.
Subscribed in my presence and sworn to
before me this 4U day of October, A. D.,
There must be prosperity In Omaha
when even houses without lots bring
top-notch prices.
It is reasonable to suppose that Chi
cago policemen would prefer walking a
beat just now to riding In street cars.
Our opinion of foot ball today Is apt
to bo Influenced qulto largely by what
happened the eleven representing our
alma mater yesterday.
Having deliberately banished the toy
pistol by ordinance, Chicago will be in
no position to complain if all the babies
born there hereafter are girls.
g
'If the prieo we paid for our last sum
mer's straw hats has anything to do
with It, the new Panama republic must
be, financially, on a perfectly secure
basis. , ... Tw , . 4 ,
With Greater New York's public
school teachers all banded in their new
union tho term "sympathetic strike"
takes on new terrors for the bad boy
Accustomed to chastisement
nealth Commissioner Ralph's an
nouncement that Omaha doctors are in
danger of starving from lack ot patients
should not be misconstrued aa a con
fession of cannibal practices.
With the Methodists' general mission
ary committee appropriating $800,000 In
a single forenoon, all to carry on the
foreign work, satan must be much
tempted to throw up his hands.
Everr time the weather bureau fore-
casts "colder with light rains" the man
who launders nose 'kerchiefs and the
man who cures the liquor habit smile in
mutual anticipation of Increased assets.
Wise men change; fools never. Presl-
dent Roosevelt haa no hesitation in
changing the draft of his messane to
congress to fit the changed conditions
rjrodnced bv tho revolution in Tnn,n
Kansas seems to have acquired the
mania, probably through contact with
Missouri, of going after legislative
bribe takers. , It is Just barely possible
the habit may yet spread across the
border Into Nebraska.
Washington news note: Queen Lllluo
kulanlU here to remain Borne time on
business. Trlnceton news note: After
further deliberation. Mr. Cleveland
states that under no condition could he
be prevailed upon, etc., etc.
Iowa Is blessed with more eligible
candidates for the vacant federal Judge
ship than can possibly be taken care of,
If the competition were only narrowed
down to two they might try to create a
new judicial district and provide for
both of tbeui.
Russia is said to admit that the re
sults of Its operations In the seizure of
Port Arthur and Mauchurlu- are not
commensurate with the expenditure in
men aud money Involved. If Russia
sees tit to buy a pig in a poke it should
not kick ou the bill.
One mllliou dollars is what Iowa"
Hoard of Control suggests be spout In
Improving the fclate's Institution this
year. Tbe genulue Iowan wears his
chore clothes at table some days, but
there's never a time when the school
house in his district is out of repair.
Plenty of cities are lu tbe field eager
to entertain the republican national
convention, for which the call Is to be
ordered by the national committee at
It meeting next mouth. Wideawake
places know a good thing when they
see It and would prefer to have the
name of thatr city advertised lo t-onuec-
lion With the platform of tbe wlunlng
part than tied to the handicapped nag.
roll WKMIKlt IMMIGRATION.
One of the grcst railroad systems of
toe went lias Inaugurated an active
movement to draw Immigration to Okla
homa with a view to developing the
country and Its renourvea olong the line
of Its rond. It is announced as the pur
pose of this great rnllronil to leave no
stone unturned to achieve Its object.
utilizing for the pune the vast ma-
clitnoiy of that huge corporation with
extensive advertising in newspapers.
folders, maps and pamphlets, supple
mented by home-seekers' excursions and
the personal work of its agents.
We do not begrudge Oklahoma the as
sistance thus placed at its disposal for
Inviting new population and attracting
new settlers We believe, however, that
the other great railroad system of the
west, whoso lnteresta lie In states to the
northward, including Nebraska and' Its
Immediate neighbors north, south and
west, would find it equally to their In
terest to proceed with similar work for
the settlement and development of the
unoccupied or sparsely Inhabited parts
of the territory which they traverse.
We realize that all these railroads are
constantly doing more or less In the na
ture of immigration bureau functions,
and there are signs to indicate that one
of them, the Union raciiic, is preparing
to exert Itself more than usual. We be
lieve, that the lime Is ripe for a con
certed and energetic movement on the
part of these railroads, which In this re
spect have largely common interests, to
push the great central west to the front
and to guide the tide of immigration in
this direction.
Tbe short-sighted railroad man might
answer that this duty devolves no more
upon the railroad than upon any other
citizen or corporation doing business in
these western states, but the railroads
are managed now by far-seeing and
long-calculating captains who know that
returns are sure to follow eventually
from whatever expenditure of time,
lubor and money is made for this pur
pose if wisely handled. They know.
too, that the railroads while not the solo
beneficiaries are the largest beneficiaries
and that they alone have the organized
machinery to do tho work.
The snlvatlon of the great railroads
which have been recapitalized lately on
a basis of maximum earnings depends
upon the constant expansion of their
business, which In turn depends upon a
growing population and thriving ln-
uuslr - lnn srpnl ranroaas or rue west
dpPp,,d ,or tnelr prosperity upon the
prosperity of the people In the territory
they traverse. It will b enlightened
selfishness for them to bend every en
ergy toward filling up with producers
and consumers the Immense unoccupied
space In the west that Is capable of fur
nishing comfortable living to millions of
additional population.
PRVTtCTlOa AO J INST FIRE.
When we speak of protection against
fire we are apt erroneously to have In
mind the'' Insurance to reimburse the
loss inflicted by tire rather than tbe
protective measures designed to avoid
fire loss. It has been estimated by the
highest authority on the subject that
the annual loss entailed by Area in this
country aggregates at a minimum 200,
000,000. This Includes, of course, the
cost of the -maintenance of fire
departments and excess water sup
ply in addition to the value of the
property actually destroyed. Taking
into account, however, the subsidiary
loss due to the enforced Idleness of
workmen thrown out of employment,
the temporary stoppage of business,
etc., this huge drain upon tbe resources
of the people Is conservatively est!
mated to be 60 per cent higher, or In
the neighborhood of $300,000,000. No
0IU0Unt of fire insurance, which repre-
Bems Binw parin c to tne policy
holders what has been already paid in
by them to the Insurance companies,
can make good this absolute deprecla
tlon of the country's wealth.
The burden of the actual fire loss can
be reduced by rational . preventive
measures, the only wonder is that
the Auierlcan PP16 Permlt their reck-
lessness ana extravagance to overcome
tneir snrewaness ana foresight in
matter of such utmost Importance. In
an instructive paper prepared by Peres
M.' Stewart, late superintendent of the
department of buildings In New York
City, which is printed in the last uum
ber of the American Architect, the
writer takes up In detail the question of
fireproof construction with particular
reference to the minimizing of the flro
loss. lie divides fire protection as
broad and elastlc twiu ,uto tue parts
1. The protection from without afforded
by the municipality
z. The ability ot the building itself in con
sequence of structural excellence to with
stand the effects of fire either from within
or from without.
8. The multitude of fire detecting and
Are fighting devices installed in, but not
an integral part of, the building iucif.
Ills" comment is devoted to the second
part of this tripartite dlvlslou, showing
how, with reasonable regulatlous on the
part of building inspection authorities
and the co-operation of architects and
builders, structures can be erected that
will afford ample protection to life aud
property against fire, this to be nccom
Phed by the use of fireproof nut
J terlala, and by tbe fireproof materials
Is .meant such, as only do not burn
but where under tbe action of fire re
main lutuct and preserve their strength,
aud such arrangement of building and
contents as serve to stop combustion
rather than to Invite and expedite it,
A great nuiny examples are cited from
tbe actual records illustrating good and
poor construction, and showing that
tbe, mere labeling of a building as fire
proof does not make it so.
The point of the argument is that the
I best way to reduce fire insurance rates
Is to reduce the tire loss. By another
auUiority we are also reminded that
fire insurance companies, like other
business enterprises, are organised ' for
profit, and that guided by their xirl
1 enee. tliev better dividends from
J w rlllug polioivs at low rates ou superior
types of buildings than by guarantying
hazardous risks even at high rates. The
trouble is that the ordinary underwriter,
Interested merely In the amount of
business ,he does, has little concern for
the character of the property Insured or
the chapces of the policy being realized
on. It may take a campaign of educa
tion waged through many years to
ake the public tin to uu appreciation
of the extent to which the actual flro
loss may be prevented, but there Is no
good reason why the effort should not
be made.
AS TO RVSStAlf FKKLIXQ.
The Russian ambassador to the United
lates, Count Casslni, who returned to
ils country a few days ago, was un
qualified in his expressions as to tho
friendship of Russia toward the United
States. He declared that the sentiment
of his government toward this country
as of the kindliest character and that
whatever Russia could do to promote
that feeling would be done. According
to a report of an interview with Count
Casslni he said: "The feeling of Russia
toward America Is one of the utmost
friendship, though the feelings of the
Russians had been somewhat wounded
by the American attitude In the Kishi
nev incident and the American peti
tion."
Undoubtedly the Russian ambassador
is sincere in his statement, so far as his
knowledge of the purposes of his gov
ernment goes, but it Is not an unwar
ranted view that Count Casslni, able
diplomatist as he undoubtedly Is, may
not be entirely familiar with ail the
ramifications and designs of the govern
ment at St. Petersburg. No one at nil
familiar with the peculiar character
istics of the diplomacy of Russia can
have a doubt that what is given to the
public is only a part and that a very
small part of tbe real designs of that
government.
However, there is nothing else to do
than accept the assurances of Ambas
sador Casslni In good faith and wait for
events to determine their worth.
tKFORM m LAUD LAWS.
The bill introduced In the senate by
Mr. Hansbrough In regard to the public
land laws, the object of which is to stop
frauds and speculation, will undoubtedly
receive the serious attention of congress.
There is certainly good reason why it
should do so. The developments In re
gard to land frauds are such as to jus
tify the most careful legislation for the
prevention of such offenses in the fu
ture. As we have heretofore said and
s subsequent events have, very clearly
demonstrated, the charges as to laud
frauds were exaggerated, but nono the
less the evidence IS that they have been
sufficiently flagrant to Justify the most
ctlve measures on the part of the gov
ernment to discover where tbe frauds
have been and to properly punish those
who have been guilty of them.
The Hansbrough bill contemplates a
policy on the part of the government
thut will do away with' much of the
difficulties that are now Jn the way of
proper administration Of the public
lands and reduce their management to a
correct system. It seems to cover the
whole ground that is essential to the
proper and permanent relation of the
government to the public lands and to
make sure of those lands being managed
in the future in the interest of the gen
eral welfare.
On the whole, the measure introduced
by Senator Hansbrough seems to us to
be judicious under existing circum
stances and the probability Is that it
will be adopted by congress. At all
events, it will open up a discussion in
regard to the public land question which
cannot fall td be beneficial In its results.
LABOH AND PMUSPERITY.
The prosperity of a country depends
very largely upon the permanent em
ployment and the fair remuneration of
its labor. An eminent American states
man said some years ago that no nation
could make material progress that did
not keep its labor employed and pay
that lubor liberally. He said: "All pro
duction depends upon consumption,
Who are the consumers T In the old
days when the produces of manufactur
ers were luxuries, the lord and his re
tainers, the -lady and her maids were
the consumers, a class apart by them
selves, but today the consumers arehe
producers. Long ago tbe laborer con
s urn ed only what would keep bltn alive.
Today he and his wife and their chll
dren are so Immeasurably the most val
nable consumers that If the shop had to
give up the wealthy or those whom it is
tbe custom to call poor, there would not
be a moment's hesitation or a moment's
doubt."
Undoubtedly this is fully understood
and appreciated by every thoughtful
man who has given tbe matter Intelli
gent consideration. Tbe broad-minded
manufacturer and merchant will agree
with the statesman we have quoted that
the prosperity of the country depends
very largely npon well employed and
well paid labor and such are disposed.
as a matter of self-interest to contribute
to that condition. They desire to keep
their industries in active operation and
to avoid any check in the course of busl
uess. In order that this muy be so they
are generally willing to keep labor em
ployed at a fair compensation.
Is this properly understood and ap
preciated by lalor? IK the leaders aud
the men generally of organized lubor
realize their true relations to economic
conditions and regulate their policy ac
cordingly t I Hi they give that careful
consideration to the course of events In
tbe business world that is necessary to
a proper enlightenment ot their own
relations to the body politic? There la
too much reasou to believe that very
generally they do not, thut while some
of them do study well and reason wisely
upon the rx-onomic conditions affecting
the relations between labor aud capital,
the great majority do not give proper
thought to the1 condition and that
consequently they Whxuj easy victims
to misleading Influences. That this ex
plains the fact that hundreds of thou
sands of .worklngmen are drawn Into
conflicts with employers, not Infre
quently without any just cause of com
plaint Is unquestionable. It Is no new
thing for a walking delegate, with a
few aggressive supporters In n union
behind him, will overawe the majority
and precipitate a strike for which there
is no adequate excuse or justification. A
score of such Instances within the past
year or' two could be cited and there
will be more in the future unless tho
trades unions shall adopt a different
policy In the administration of their
affairs.
It is a fact which every intelligent
observer of existing conditions under
stands, that the continuance of national
prosperity depends very largely -upon
the course of labor. If tl worklngmen
of the country are disposed to antago
nize capital and create Issues with em
ployers, thereby checking investments
in public Improvements and retarding,
s has already been done in tbe larger
cities, building and other enterprises,
there will inevitably result a period of
hard times from which labor will le tbe
chief sufferer. The indications of a re
action from our -great prosperity is a
fact which ought to have the greatest
possible interest for worklngmen. ,
A SATWN VF lXTKLLlQKNCX,
It is gratifying to find in oue of the
bureau reports of the rostofflce depart
ment convincing evidence that our
boast that we are a nation ot superior
Intelligence is well foupded. The post
office is the best possible barometer of
the extent of popular education and the
postal business of the United States for
the number of people who are served
exceeds by far that of any other nation
on earth.
To meet the demands for the trans
mission of the malls the United States
during the year under comparative re
view expended nearly eight million dol
lars more thun was expended for Its
postal service by Germany, which
moug all the foreign governments de
votes the largest amount to this pur
pose. When we consider that In Euro
pean countries the postoffice provides
many things not included in our postal
service, ' such ns parcels post, postal
savings accommodations, and In some
Instances telegraph and telephone
service, it will be seen that the advan
tage is still more in favor of the United
States. The United States leads tbe
world in the number of postoffices and
postal employes, in the number Of ar
ticles of mail matter received and sent
to each inhabitant in the number of
pieces of printed matter carried and in
the length of tbe mall routes, although
it is second to Germany in the number
of letter boxes accessible to the public,
and to Switzerland in the ratio of post
offices to the area served.
These statistics simply reinforce the
well known fact that the American peo
ple, as a whole, are more intelligent and
more adaptuble to modern facilities for
Intercommunication than the people of
any other country. People who cannot
read or write do not use the postoffice,
nor do people who are too narrow vi-
sloned to see outside of the little village
or town or city In which they happen
to reside. The Americans are the
greatest travelers and the greatest
letter writers in the world because of
their greater Intelligence, and the trav
eling and letter writing in turn conduce
to the increase of popular intelligence,
So long as it maintains its lead in the
scale of Intelligence the United States
as a nation need fear no Inroads upon
its prestige from any other part of the
earth.
The Interstate Commerce commission
intimates that in passing, on tbe reason
ableness of freight rates in tbe future
It will take into account the actual
value of the railroad properties repre
sented by the cost of construction. To
justify high rates, then, the railroads
will have to prove tho value of their
properties so that the higher they put
the valuation tbe higher the rates they
will be allowed to charge. When
they come to appearing before the tax
assessment boards, however, they will
sing a different tune aud bend all their
energies to proving that their lines
could be rebuilt for almost a song. The
Inconsistency of high freight rates and
low taxes cannot be covered up.
Omaha will soon be well equipped
with hospitals to take care of all the
unfortunate sick who may need atten
tion. What our philanthropic people
should do now Is to center their efforts
upon the institutions we have rather
than to scatter their resources by estab
lishing new ones. Centralization and
consolidation in this sort of work is the
order of the day.
State officers who are worrying out
loud about the embarrassment of the
states finances, in case the supreme
court knocks out the new Nebraska
revenue law, are like tbe small boy
hollering before he Is hurt It is a bad
practice to antleipute trouble when we
have all the trouble we need without
hunting for. more.
Omaha's public schools ought to "be
well supervised. The superintendent
supervises the supervisors, when he Is
not busy with, polities; the supervisors
supervise the principals; the principals
supervise the teachers aud the teachers
superviso the pupils. Aud the taxpay
era foot the bills.
The Women's Christian Temperance
union shows no dlsiiosltion to back
track on the question of the army can
teen. If its Influence continues potential
the inhabitant of the army post wl
have to keep right on dodging around
the corner to rush tbe growler.
Kiorkcra In irttaa.
Philadelphia Presa.
Whenever tbe Room vt It administration
dors anything for the advantage of the
country t occurs to ear democratic content
porarlea generally as something; that ought
to be severely condemned.
Tat Down the Kler.
Cincinnati Enquirer.
Russia need not point the finger ot seorn
at us. Panama or Colombia Is as nothing
to Manchuria.
CaatlBaj Shadows Before.
Kansas City Star.
Bome'of Mils year's Thanksgiving proc
lamations read as If they had been written
by a graduate of a School of Journalism.
Some Cause for Thankf elaeee.
Detroit Free Press.
Persons who bought Steel common St 66,
before Mr. Rockefeller decided to own the
properties, cannot find anything especial
to be thankful for, except for the trivial
feet of being alive and being allowed to
breathe now and then, ,
Offset for Hot Air.
Boston Transcript.
Sir Henry Irving's one objection to our
American theaters Is the high temperature
maintained in them. But the managers of
the theaters incline to the opinion that the
frosts" that obtain In them not Infre
quently are much harder to bear than the
high temperature.
The American Invasion.
Portland Oregonlan.
Not only does the Briton wear American
shoes, but the socks Inside come from this
country also. Into such a state of depres
sion has the hosiery industry of Notting
ham fallen that the manufacturers assert
that nothing but the imposition of duties
on foreign goods can save them from bank
ruptcy. Genesis of n College Yell.
New York Sun.
The sap of undergraduate song never
ceases to flow. The University of Maine
emits in this college yell another grand
contribution to American literature:
Woskl Wow Wow!
Whisky Wee Wee!
Holy Muck!!
M-A-I-N-E!!!
Whoop!
Polish, Teltne, English, French. "Whisky"
must be some Polish congenor of "Woskl."
For nobody would call, aloud, for whisky
in a prohibition state. ,
Tronblea of the Ifnvy.
New York Tribune.
"Neurasthenia," according to the medical
reports of the navy, appears to be on the
increase In the service. A number of val
uable officers are now on sick leave and
under treatment for this complaint The
medical officers attribute it to the neces
sary condition of affairs due to the dearth
of officers available for rervlce, which Im
poses upon those on the active list long
tours of duty on remote stations, where
opportunities for diversion are limited.
SIZB OF THE ARMY.
Present Strength of 00,000 Men Re
garded as Minimum.
New York Sun.
General Allen, the chief of the Philippine
constabulary, in his interesting annual re
port. Just published, strongly deprecates
the proposal for a further reduction in the
number of American troops In the Islands.
That number he puts at 18,000, although,
according to the latest official returns from
Washington, It fs but 13,480. The native
Filipinos are very effective, according ' to
this - authority, and more use should be
made of them as soldiers. But still. In
view of the disturbed condition of many
districts in the islands, It would not be
safe to reduce the number of -American
regulars.
If this view be accepted, It seems to set
tle la the negative the. question of any
further reduction In the. army. The coast
artillery, some 13,000, must be kept at Its
authorised strength If we are to have the
benefit of the money we have spent upon
fortifications. The Infantry and cavalry
are needed not only as the indispensable
nucleus of our national defense, but also
for a national police. They are more
urgently needed for this purpose In view
of the position in favor of free riot taken
by many of the labor organizations, and
of the efforts of those organizations to
weaken the militia. A force unaffected
by local or class syirlpathy, which can be
trusted to enforce the law and maintain
order, without fear or favor, is all the
more necessary.
The present authorized strength of the
army, about 60,000 men, is much below
General Miles' modest estimate of one sol
dier to every 1,000 of population. It seems
that it cannot safely be reduced.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
King Edward had a birthday last week.
but he didn't do a thing. Kingship imposes
annoying restraints.
Apparently the ''well dressed women" of
New York have learned a few tricks from
the foot ball game.
"Are there any great men?" plaintively
Inquires tbe Denver Republican. Has any
one kidnaped Tom Patterson? .
The elopement ot a Colorado man with
the hired girl lends color to the assertion
that the hired girl problem Is a pressing
one.
The Sugar'trust Is not satisfied with the
water In Its stock. It Is charged with
stealing Jl, 000,000 worth of the fluid from
the pipes of the Brooklyn water works.
A large fly appears in our Alaskan cream.
Tbe island of Kunughunnut was awarded
the United Status. Let Canada dry Its
tears and watch us articulating that pre
cious nut.
Carrie Nation is starring In the play
"Ten Nights In a Bar Room." The play
has special significance in this lnstanca.
In real life Carrie would demolish the
bar room before the lights went out.
Just as the orlflam of liberty In Macedonia
was furled for the winter, a banner with
two stars burst out in the tropics breezes
of Panama. The Inspiration of Old Glory
pervades all lands and does business in all
seasons.
Alexander Ferguson of Indiana claims to
be lit years old. There would be no dlspo,
sition to doubt Aleck's word If he did not
add the statement that he has never
used tobacco or whisky and invariably
voted the democratic ticket. That's a shade
too much.
The first number of volume 87 of the
Congressional Record comes to hand
aa genial and refreshing as a summer
breese In midwinter. The Record is edited
by "Bunny Jims" of the government who
draw to, 000 a year and perquisites for look
ing wise and thundering in the index.
Ministers, scientists and luy writers have
striven for moons past to solve the divorce
problem and devise some check for a
grievous moral evil. But these well-meaning
people have been groping in the dark.
They have ascribed divorce to a variety of
human fallings but the true one. It re
mained for Mrs. Rorer, the famous do
mestic scientist, to ring the bell on the
cause of divorce. Eggs hard-boiled, soft
boiled and scrambled are the real root of
the evil. The morning appetite for eggs is
fatal to domeatlo peace, uproots the pi
quant charms of home life aud kicks happi
ness out of the window. When the trouble
some egg Insinuates Itself into one's sys
tem lawyers troop at the door and a day
in Court follows. So Mrs. Rorer declares.
Perhaps she knows. It may be worth the
while of disputants to crack the shell Just
to see what Is in it. We pass It up.
SKCttAR SHOTS AT TIIR Pt I.PIT.
Chicago Chronicle: The Chicago preacher
who thundered on Sunday ftgnlnst the
habit of tlrplng waiters and porters must
have reached the bottom of his barrel.
Chicago Inter Ocean: No American car
dinal was Appointed at the first secret con
sistory of the new pontificate held In Rome
Inst week, so thnt the guessing contest
may now proceed as though nothing had
happened.
Washington Ptar: A Clift-ngo rleigymnn
Is to be tried for being caught while bath
ing with a number of members of his
choir. Whether he Is censured for taking
a balh or for the company he was In la
not made plain In the report.
Philadelphia Press: The absurd false
hood, printed quite extensively, that Presi
dent Roosevelt had requested tho pope to
appoint another American cardinal, or to
do anything else. Is authoritatively denied
at the White House. It Is one ot tho
stories that find many believers if not de
nied, and yet sucn a yarn ought to be a
self-evident invention.
Baltimore American: The Brooklyn
church people who, pleaded for the re
lease of one of their members who con
fessed to having been stealing from his
employers for many years, while keeping
up a show of religious seal, might have
put their time and energies to better use.
Had the man fallen through a sudden
temptation and quickly repented there
would have been more reason and justice
in their requests. But the man who adds
to the crime of deliberate and hubltuat
theft the more contemptible fault of hypoc
risy deserves to be spurned alike by
church and laity.
GHOST DAUCE AT A WKBnitO.
Chicago News: One would be loath to
think that any woman laying claim to
modesty or culture was to be found among
the thousands of the sex who fought snd
struggled about the carriage of the bride
at the Goelet wedding in New York yes
terday, and who afterward looted the
church of its decorations. The mere fact
that they were mainly well-dressed counts
for nothing.
Minneapolis Times: It was not a strike
riot It was not an election fracas. It
was not even a bargain fight It was the
stately progress of the Goelet-Roxburghe
bridal party to St. Thomas' church. New
York, where the wedding ceremony was to
be performed. The bridal party was the
innocent cause of one of the liveliest out
door social functions witnessed In the me
tropolis since the draft riots.
Detroit Free Press. Ail the correspond
ents are agreed that the women who par
ticipated in the charge of the 10,000 were
well-gowned and well-groomed. The dis
turbance was not created by "the ladles
of the market," for whom there might be
some excuse; but by women whose thin
veneer of culture was unable to resist the
vulgar desire to see tho bride of a duke.
Tho only apology that can be offered for
them Is that they seem to bo true daugh
ters of New York.
New York Times: It does not follow, as
to hasty thinkers it may appear to do, that
the marriage of an American girl with a
British duke should be enjoined us tending
to a breach of the peace. Jn fact, the dis
turbance was simply an illustration of the
effect of the modern appliances for the pro
duction of notoriety. When a certain num
ber of people who are distinguished from
their fellow citizens only by the facta that
they have nothing to do, and a plenty of
money with which to do It, have not only
their "social functions," but their down-
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sittings and their uprisings chronicled, with
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Chicago Tribune: All this may be an
exhibition of feminine weakness. To the
sensitively refined It may seem feminine
vulgarity. Rut how much superior is mas
culine natureT The news report says that
men were as scarce In the crowd as hen's
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mauling each other, or to a foot ball game
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la to have a coronet for a consideration.
DOMKSTIC PL.tASAVrKJtC.
Wife I have been thinking I ought r
give you a blrthdnv present, Harold.
Husbnnd Oh, very well. Just wr'te dowt
what It shsll be and I II buy it on my way
uptown. Town Topics.
When the mother of four marriageable,
sons meets the mother of four marriage
able daughters, each looks upon the other
with suspicion. --Bomervllle journal.
"She Is offered title, money and a hus
band to boot. But her father won't let her
marry."
"Does the old beast want the title and
money himself?"
"No, the husband to boot." Cincinnati
Tribune.
A scum What do you want with a. Safety
pin?
Farsyte To fix mv suspenders.
Ascum Don't be so stingy. Why don't
you buy yourself a new pairT
Farsyte I hate to, It's getting so near
Christmas. I always get at least four pairs
then. Philadelphia Press.
"You will mnrry'ngnln after you get
your divorce, of course?"
"I suppose so."
"Any pnrtlcular preference In view?"
"Not Just at present. Rut, of course, t
can marry my lawyer If nothlmr better
suggests Itself." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Mrs. Hlghmore (making a calll I was
glad to see you at our church laat Sunday.
Mrs. Peebles, and to notice that you were
no much interested In the service aud the
sermon.
Aunt Ann Yes. I couldn't help lookln
at the preacher's gown. It needs laun
dcrln' awfully. Chicago Tribune, ,
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Author unknown.
She sat on the sliding cushion, 1
The dear, wee womun of four;
Her feet In her shiny slippers,
Hung dangling over the floor.
She meant to be good: she had promised.
And so, with her big, brown eyes.
She stared at the meetlrg-houso windows
And counted the crawling files. (
She looked far up at the preacher.
But he thought of the honey bees
Droning away at the blossoms
That whitened the cherry trees.
She thought of a broken basket.
Where, curled in a dusky heap,
Threo uleuk, round puppies, with fringy
ears
Lay snuggled and fast asleep.
Such soft, warm bodies to cuddle,
Such queer little hearts to bent.
Such swift round tongues to kiss,
Such sprawling, cuehloney feet:
She could feel In her clasping Angers
The touch of the satiny skin.
And a cold, wet noee exploring
The dimples under her chin.
"fhen a sudden ripple of laugjiter
Ran over the parted lips
So quick that she could not catch It
With her rosy finger- tlpa.
Tho people whispered, "Blesa the child,"
Aa each one waked from a nap.
But the dear, wee woman hid her face
For shame in her mother's lap.
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