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Subscribed In my presence and sworn to before me this 24 day of May, A. D. 1901 tSeal) M. B. HUNGATE, . Notary Public The weather man will confer a favor by conforming moro strictly to the cal endar. It Isn't every one who can have an Uncle Sam who can draw a .clfeck for $40,000,000 and bare It honored at the bank. Up to date Judge Parker has not done anything to make Colonel Bryan change his characterization of him as the hu man question mark. , London has a hospital where women are trained as nurses for dogs. This Is throwing physic to the dogs literally as well as figuratively. Considering the nature of their trade It Is not surprising that the painters have been able to smooth over their trouble with employers. V , 1 The watch given 'Prince Pu Lun at St. Louis will help him mark western time for China should he ascend the throne of that ancient empire. The fate of Dalny again demonstrates that made-to-order towns are not al ways successful. 'The dream of the czar has resulted In a nightmare. In choosing between selling family pictures and selling Vanderbllt railroad stock the duke of Marlborough shows wisdom. No dividends are declared on the pictures. If the record ever showed a case of national remorse on the morning after It is to be found In the Republic of Columbia after seeing Panama carry off the canal purchase money. " The French playwright who says America lacks dramatic ability has never seen a railroad tax commissioner plead ing for low assessments before a Ne braska state board of equalization. . The first book of the Mormon church Investigation In the Smoot case has been closed, but there will be several more volumes In the series before the In vestigating committee Is discharged. Geography publishers are In bard lines these days. No sooner Is one edition off the press than the map makers are forced to change their drawings and the demand Is for a new, up-to-date edition. Secretary of State liny gave another brilliant example of his tact and ability when he evaded the World's fair com missioners and got a good' night's rest before becoming one of the lions at St Louis. , The war In the Orient may be con sidered to have reached the real belli cose stage, now that Russia has accused Japifn of firing on a Red Cross train and Japan has accussed Russia of mutilat ing prisoners. Illinois republicans have taken Speaker Cannon at his word, that be would not accept the vice presidential nomination If it were tendered to him. Speaker Cannon will be found In the Fifty-ninth congress wielding the gavel at the old stand. The megaphone introduced Into the Illinois republican state convention Is tba latest innovation in practical poli ties. ' The man with the megaphone voice thus loses all the advantage be used to possess for convention bandl .work. American manufacturers will have to wake up if they expect to monopolize he Philippines If It be true that a Bel Jan company has obtained the contract or supplying the cars to be used on the nr trolley line at Manila. America a always led the world to the street ? fcuataeas and most not let any ter- 1 silt) awaj BETROSPECTtV AD l.VSTMCCTiVB. The battle Is over and the smoke bss cleared away. A retrospective review of the republican primary contest In Douglas county may, however, be In structive. From first to last it was a campaign of Imposture, deception and delusion, cleverly 'Improvised on sensa tional dramatic linen. The board of strategy that orgonlztd the Fontanello club, controlled by an inside ring of rank factiqnlsts, veiled Its design under the pretense that the sole aim of the club was to bring together republicans of all factions with a view to building up and harmonizing the party. Before the campaign closed It became manifest that the Fontanelie club was organized to promote political fortunes of certain ambitious politicians who want to repre sent the people in the next congress and In the next legislature. The tactics by which the Fontanelie club faction gained its ends In the pre liminary skirmish last Friday were In defensible, If not disreputable. At the outset an alliance was formed with the Civic Federation, purporting to be or ganized on strictly nonpartisan lines, and the slums were ransacked for weeks to furnish material for the blackwash which was applied to Omaha In the shape of a manifesto, embodying these charges: Omaha has long been a rendexvous for protected thieves, robbers, porch climbers and burglar. Favored gamblers have been allowed to prosecute their business with out restraint. Wine rooms In connection with saloons, where women resort, seem to run wherever the proprietors see fit. Prostitution has run unmolested. This arraignment was followed up twenty-four hours before the primaries with an open letter to the chief of police in which it was asserted that policy gambling and gambling of every de scription enjoyed police protection; that crime and vice were running riot In Omaha and law defiance was encour aged by the police. Manifestly these law and order manifestoes and appeals to the chief of police were ingeniously gotten up to affect the outcome of the impending factional contest Ex travagant and highly colored stories about the Tollock diamond robbery of 1593, the Indictment of Tom Dennlson and the Fay diamond rob bery of 1002 were published in the sen sational dailies and subsidized weeklies, and thousands of gullible people were naturally led to believe that a carnival of crime had broken out In Omaha, for which the wing of the republican party denominated as the "machine" was re sponsible. As a matter of fact Omaha has for the last two years been as orderly and law-abiding in evtry respect as any other city of its population in America. So far as anyone knows, there has not been an open gambling house or a pol icy shop running In Omaha for more than two years, and the social evil is under greater restraint In this city than in, many other titles of Its class. If any gambling exists ft Is under cover In club houses back rooms of cigar stores or private apartments. Contrast the present condition of Omaha with regard to gambling) crime and the social evil with the condition that prevailed when the great head light of the Civic Federation, T. J. Ma- honey, waa county attorney and public prosecutor. It Is a matter of notoriety that In those days five or six gambling houses of the first magnitude were run ning full blast, unmolested, in Omaha, and a score of smaller gambling dens flourished In every part of the city. In those days, also, the social evil was more flagrant and more offensive than it has been at any time within recent years. In this connection it may be Interest ing to call attention to the fact that the law making gambling a felony was passed after a most exciting contest car ried on by the editor of The Bee before the legislature, and It is a commentary upon the champions of purification in Omaha politics that the gambler's lobby at Lincoln that opposed the passage of the anti-gambling law numbered among Its members several of the most prom inent purifiers, of Omaha's politics. The dodgers, circulars and postal cards distributed on behalf of the purity candidates were Just as deceptive con cern!ngtne tru condition of affairs In Omaha as the Federation manifesto. It was charged, for example, that the pri mary election apportionment was a cinch scheme to disfranchise the upper wards, wnen In fact there never was a fairer proposition for voicing the senti ment of the party through the ballot box. "We are fighting for clean party politics, clean nominees and republican Independence." said the spurious re formers, while at the same time they were flooding the town with boodle. "We are fighting for good government, administered by clean, honest, untram meled public officials against a schem ing machine," cried the reformers, while among their delegates were a score of men who bad been pried loose from lucrative positions held by them under the machine two and three years ago. Not content with flooding the town with slanderous and libelous circulars, dodgers and postal cards, the political purifiers scattered broadcast a publica tion from Council Bluffs containing the revamped Pollock diamond robbery story, In' which, among other things, it was asserted that Tom Dennlson is a very weauny man. "lie owns over half a million dollars 'worth of prop erty in Omaha and Is reputed to have loaned $.10,000 to the editor of the most prominent pnper in Nebraska." This slanderous fiction was also swallowed by many credulous people and doubtless had its effect upon the minds of many voters at the primary. The tax com mlssloner Las never been able to discover one fiftieth of that amount assessable to Dennlson. The broad in uendo about the $50,000 loan bad refer ence, doubtlesa, to the editor of The who never borrowed a dollar from THE OMAIIA Dennlson or any other professional or unprofessional gambler. The rank bypocrlcy and arrant dem agogy of the campaign of defamation and delusion is most strikingly shown In the reference to the supreme court mandamus ordering the closing of the Diamond pool room, brought about at the instance of a liquor dealer with gambling proclivities and grafter con nections. In 18S3 or 18S9, when T. J. Mahoney was county attorney, the "Diamond," tiled with sliver dollars, was the lending gambling house in Omaha, and its owners were more potential In Omaha politics than Dennlson ever dared to be. In those days the Dia mond was an open gambling bouse, with faro, roulette and all the devices and tools of a mining camp den. Were they troubled very much by the county attorney? The recently closed Diamond pool room was charged simply with being a resort for betting on horse races, and while betting on horses is doubtless a violation of the anti-gambling law, it Is no. more so than gam bling on the Board of Trade, or gam bling In the bucket shop, or gambling In stocks on Wall street and it is in finitely better and more honorable than selling fraudulent mining stock and fraudulent oil stocks and other schemes of confidence with which some reform faction I st s have been Identified., But, of course, when a political purifier earns money gambling on the Board of Trade it Is sanctified; when a political purifier sells Jewels and laces, or furniture, or headgear to the women of the town the money is sanctified, and so Is the rental money drawn from the same classes.1 Lt It be distinctly understood that The Bee is no apologist for vice and crime. It has never bad any sympathy with cheating, swindling, gambling or any other illegal or dishonest mode of obtnining money. It detests hvpocrlcy, demagogy and imposture, whether In business or in politics. JVMW IRRIGATION PROJECTS- A few days ago the secretary of the Interior approved new irrigation 'pro jects the estimated cost of which is $21. 000,000, making the total amount of reclamation work approved to date $27. 000,000. It is stated that this not only exhnusts the fund now on band for en terprises of this kind, but mortgages for several yearsTto come all receipts for irrigation purposes. There have been fourteen projects, scattered through as many states and territories, adopted, and It is estimated by the officials that something like 1,000,000 acres of land that Is now utterly worthless for graz ing and agricultural purposes will be converted into fertile and productive farms upon the completion of the gov ernment dams and reservoirs contem plated in the irrigation projects. Those In charge or the work say that in tne course of the next year or two new homes for thousands of families will be thrown open for entry on public lands. The charges for these homesteads will be nominal and every precaution will be taken to prevent syndicates of land grabbers from monopolizing the sites to the exclusion of the home seekers. It thus appears that this great work of government irrigation, which means so much for the west and for the ma terial benefit of the whole country, is making good progress and undoubtedly Is being carried on with the greatest care and practicable economy. From what has already been done It is pos sible to get an idea of the enormous character of the undertaking and the great cost which it involves.: It may be a generation before the work of recla mation is completed and the expense will be vast, but no one familiar with the matter doubts that the results will most abundantly repay the cost and that the region reclaimed will contrib ute most generously to the wealth of the nation. That there will be a de mand for the irrigated lands as rapidly as they become available is certain, as evidenced by the fact that already many persons are endeavoring to secure lands which the officials are not pre pared to dispose of and which are not In a condition for occupancy. JVOT KKKK1SO AARtXATIOlt. Referring to tbe fact that some of the newspapers of Canada have ex pressed apprehension that the influx of American farmers may result in pro moting sentiment in the' Dominion fa vorable to annexation to the United States, the Washington Post remarks that it is noticeable .that while Amer icans tr lk freely of the ultimate annex ation of Canada to this country, there is practically no growth of annexation rentlmrnt among the Canadians. "There has been a decided growth of the spirit of Canadian Independence, but they are as proud and jealous of their nation ality as we of the United States are of ours, and would as bitterly and per- Muteully resent any proposition look ing to a loss of their national Identity. Tills spirit is so strong In Canada that tbe prospects are all favorable that the descendants of the American farmers who have settled In Canada will be come Canadians rather than use any lniluence In securing annexation to this co '.in try. Any thought of Canadian an nexation must be classed with the dreams of the future." Those Americans who talk of the Dominion ultimately coming under the Mam and Stripes are not very numer ous, lerr.aps less so than fifteen or twenty years ago, when some prominent men here thought annexation was a matter of only a short time, and it is doubtful whether at present one-tenth of our people would favor tbe absorp tion of Canada If tbe Canadians should ask to enter the union. So far as tun AruFrhm farmers who have emigrated to the Dominion are concerned. If they shall attempt to exert any polittcni In fluence it will be for the Independence of that country and their presence there will jmikIMj In time make strony In this dirjection. As t the Canadians DAILY BEE: SUNDAY MAY in, 1904. they are no longer talking of annexa tion, that sentiment among them hav ing about died out some years sgo, al tiiongb Trof. Goldwin Snth an-1 per haps n few others still believe tl.at Canada and the United States must ultimately be united. A very large ma jority of the people of the Dominion art- .uost emrestly loyal. to Great Britain and would listen to no proposition for separation from the mother country ex cept Independence, which tbey are not yet ready for. These people have no very friendly feeling toward the United States and as tlvpre Is no particular re striction upon their liberty and they have British protection, it would be very difficult to persuade them that it would be to their political advantage to become American citizens. The fact Is the people of Canada ap pear to be very well contented witn their present condition. The country Is fairly prosperous and making progress. At nil events, there Is extremely little aMiexctlon sentiment there and that is not being manifested. STATES AltD TRUSTS. That certain states are responsible, through their legislation, for the ex istence of the combinations commonly designated trusts is generally under stood, but as to the duty of such com monwealths to regulate the combina tions of their creation which engage In Interstate commerce, instead of leaving this to be done by the federal govern ment, there Is difference of opinion. Judge Hinsdale of the New York court of special sessions discusses the ques tion in a communication to the New York Tribune, In which he urges that the states should exercise a rigid super vision over corporations to which they grant charters. He declares that what Is needed in every state is a deportment with authority to bring every corpora tion to book and compel it under oath to state annually Its condition, with full power of visitation upon the part of tbe head of the department to the offices and books of the corporations. "If men protest that this is bringing into the open their business affairs," writes .fudge Hinsdale, "the reply is that they have clothed themselves with corporate powers and thus acquired a great ad vantage over others who are not incor porated, powers not possessed except by virtue of a state statute. When the state grants them such powers, the state should exercise its power of visitation and Inspection for the common good." There can be no doubt as to the sound ness of this view and Judge Hinsdale is equally correct in saying that what the times demand is that the states vie with each other in stringent legislation to regulate present corporations and to prevent in the future the organization of any more of the same vicious charac ter. .He thinks the idea fallacious that this matter is a subject for the federal government to (5al with, observing: "Our system of government, is such that this Is one of the questions to be dealt with by the states. The evil can only be touched Incidentally In a few aspects by the federal government while the power to deal with It effectually is in the states alone." It Is true there is a limitation to federal authority In re gard to corporations. It can reach only those engaged In commerce among the states and with foreign nations. Yet it has been shown that this Is a far-reach ing authority, so that It cannot be ad mitted that the matter is not one for the federal government to deal with. Of course the federal government can not Interfere with the right of the states to create corporations, Jut it can deal with Such corporations the moment they become identified with Interstate or for eign commerce and this power is per haps sufficient If rigidly exercised. It should be supplemented by state legis lation for the proper supervision and regulation of corporations, but If the states responsible for the objectionable corporations will not provide thTe desired legislation that it is no reason why the federal government should relinquish its constitutional authority to deal with them. Judge Hinsdale is quite right In say ing that this la no party question, that republicans and democrats have been equally guilty in the respective legisla tion, that has made the opportunity for the overcapitalized and monopolistic combinations. It is simple truth to say, however, that only the republican party has seriously endeavored to curb and repress what the able New York Jurist designates as "these financial monstros ities." President Roosevelt's excellent Judg ment in the selection of eminent men for positions of high honor and great responsibility has been again exhibited In tbe appointment of John Findley Wallace as chief engineer of the Panama-canal. The successor of DeLesseps must not only be an engineer who ranks with the foremost engineers of the country, but a man of the highest ex ecutive ability. The construction of the Panama canal involves most difficult engineering problems that will tax human ingenuity and skill to the ut most and impose upon the man charged with the execution of this colonial work responsibilities that few men could suc cessfully meet. Those who are best qualified to express an opinion predict for Chief Engineer Wallace a measure of success that will forever link his name with the greatest engineering project ever undertaken by the United States. And every one that was In distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that waa discontented gathered themselves unto him. Samuel, axil; x. This scriptural description of tbe re emits that gathered under the leader ship of David aptly portrays the con glomeration of political Adullamltes who battled so valiantly In tbe Douglas county republican primaries. Every one who had a grievance, every one who bad a political axe and every one who was politically distressed lined u? noder the anti-machine banner while, In fact the leaders of the combine were organizing a more despotic machine than any that has yet been In operation In this county. The program for the Nebraska semi centennial celebration now contemplates holding the commemoration exercises June 10 in order to have advantage of the accommodations the Auditorium will alone offer as a meeting place for a large gathering. Inasmuch as a depar ture from the real anniversary dnt,e, May 30, had previously been made In deference to the claims of the bid sol diers on Memorial day a few days more or less on the calendar will not make any great difference. Great .Britain may be called upon to protect the Interests of Its cltlsens In Brazil where a British ship has been stopped because It was carrying muni tions of war to Peruvians. But so long as it is rubber and not gold which the land In controversy produces there is little danger of British annexation. In admitting that General Kouro patkin will retire, in the face of an overwhelming force, to his 'military base. St. Petersburg experts only con firm the impression of Americans who have considered Kouropatkln slightly "off his base" ever since hs began to do bis fighting by talking. AH Methodism is agog to discover which five bishops are, according to the majority of the committee on episco pacy, subject to removal for old age and Ineffectiveness. It is easy to learn tbe ages of the bishops, but there may be two opinions on the subject of abil ity to work. German agrarians want to dissolve the trade relations between the United States and America. When German workingmen contemplate tbe effect this would have upon the market for many staples they produce the agrarians are forced to be silent. Is It Worth the Price Philadelphia Press. Russia's war expenses amountVo J 25,000, 000 a month, and just now she is getting a run for her money. Room for Expansion. Baltimore American. Talking- of the doctrine of expansion there seems to be a growing; idea that there might be more room for "the three R'a" in the scheme of popular education. Ticklish Time for Royalty. Chicago Record-Herald. King Peter of Servla is preparing to have himself crowned June 15. He will do well to have a high fence built around the place where the crowning Is done, with a trusty man at the gate. A Ready-Made Platform. Chicago Tribune. Referring to the democratic demand for a short platform this year, the following Is respectfully suggested as the only one on which Ihe party can unite: "Resolved, That we're agin Roosevelt." Heroism Amis Flames. Baltimore American. The latest hero reported is a mining engi neer who stood at his post in the burning engine house, and while the firemen turned their hose upon him stood literally In the flames until he had lifted the men below to safety. Such deeds are their own best comment Perils Giving Amr Secrets. Philadelphia Ledger. John D. Rockefeller has told the members of his son's Bible class exactly how he went about It to get all his money. As' there ore several hundred members of the class. It Is with feelings of trepidation that we view the possibility of there being sev eral hundred Standard Oil companies in the near future. The Ideal Woman. ) Chicago Chronicle. The Ideal woman, according to a Penn sylvania divine, is "one who can cook, bake and sew: la not too tired to work; one who cares little for dress and the outside world and whose only pleasure is her home and her God." This would be a great chance for some good domestic servant religiously inclined were it not for the fact that the parson has already found his 'Ideal." Youth, Dress and Economy. Russell Sage in New Tork World. Economy Is the first element of success. No young man needs three or four suits of clothes. Two are enough. The only thought a young man needs to spend on his wardrobe Is to look out for bargains and get all of his clothes hats, suits, un derwear, shoes, etc. at the lowest price. Their ridiculous dress more than anything else proves that our boys need someone to keep them In check. Every young man should watch the clothing market as closely as a successful Wall stret broker watches the stock market. Let him be on the look out for bargains, and he Is fostering a business trait which augurs well for his success. The boy who trains himself to look out for bargains in wearing apparel will know how to get bargains In stocks If he ever goes into Wall street trading. But tbe young man who pays four times more than their lntrlnslo value for colored neck ties and polka dot socks Just because he thinks they will look pretty had better keep away from business.. DISCOURAGING FIGURES. Comparison of Accidents on American ad. British Roads. Railway Age. The number of persons killed In train ac cidents during the last three months of 1903 was 448, and of Injured, 1,178. Acci dents of other kinds. Including those sua-' talned by employes while at work, and by passenger getting on or oft the enrs, etc, bring the total number of casual ties up to 14.4S5-l,lue killed and 13.S1S In jured. There was a total of 147 passengers killed and 1.148 Injured, all of whom, with the exception of fifteen Injured, suffered In collisions or derailments. The figures are discouraging. Indeed, and comparing the record of the three months In question with that of any other previous three months since the beginning of the bulletins, we And an Increase of about 160 per cent over the highest previous figures. In order to get some basis of compari son, we must refer to the figures given by the British Board of Trade, which exhibit but twenty-five passengers killed during the whole year of 103. It will be remembered that during the year 1901 no passenger was killed In a collision or derailment on the railways of Great Britain, and that In the year 1903 six passengers only were killed from this cause. In the great Increase which took place In 1903. however, almost all of It was due to a collision of unusual sort at Glasgow, where seventeen psssen gere were killed; and yet, with even such a tremendous proportionate ' increase, the British mortality for one year Is but one sixth of the mortality In this country for tare snonlha. COXDEXSED SERMOXS. Self conceit Is self deceit. Parasites make poor props. Only the weak have time to worry. Meditation Is the mold of character. Theology la a map and not a country. All great deeds have been born of dreams. There never was greatness without grati tude. A man's size does not depend on Ms sit uation. A light heart makoa a nghthease In a dark world. Benevolence for business only breeds malevolence. Life Is the fruit of the past and the seed of the future. Put out the lamp of works and you lose the light of faith. It Is the truth we do and not the ones we Indorse that save us. Religion that Is worrying about future Are la dying of present frost. , People who are always trying to be some one else succeed In being nobody at all. Chicago Tribune. PERSONAL, Aim OTHERWISE. The straw hat and the straw vote are ripening. It Is worth noting that General Kurokl hasn't Issued any predictions. He Is satis fied to let the result do the talking. New Tork City has forged the link of friendship linking it to Boston. The metropolis banished the pie famine from the Hub. The latest fashion edict consigns peroxide blondes to the top shelf. Brunettes have the call. Publlo taste shows occasional gleams of sanity. Reports from Jersey Indicate that spring Is fluttering its wings In that trustful re gion. The "melodious mosquito is tuning Its entrancing lyre." Paul Grelner, a German student who has fought thirty-two duels, Is now on duty at the Charlottenburg castle, at the World's fair, St. Louis, and shows 'people through the building. A man who has been a lawyer and a Judge tried to run a bank on wind in Kan sas and has Just been blown Into the penitentiary. There's nothing the matter with Kansas. General Miles has purchased his boyhood homestead at Westminster, Mass. It con tains seventy acres and a wooden cottage with some of the old shingles, which heighten the "fond recollections of youth," The whole country will watch with throb bing interest the determination of Chicago to muscle lta young America and create a noiseless Fourth of July. If Chicago wins other communities may absorb cour age. "The race la not always to the swift," so the old saw runs, but the swifts get there just the same. Thirty-six minutes after filing her petition in a Chicago court, a Mrs. Swift bowed herself out with a divorce decree In her Jeweled fist. A notice posted by some wag on the Chloago postofflce ' promising official pre ference for married employes with children caused one mail carrier to begin negotia tions with one widow, mother of a group of ten. Fortunately he discovered the Joke in time, but the narrowness of his escape caused a run of cold sweat. Senator Quay of Pennsylvania acknowl edges a strain of Indian blood in his veins and Is regaling Ms friends with photo graphs of himself togged out In Indian paint, feathers and things. The senator has been a big chief for lo these many years, but it would be difficult to convince John Wanamaker at al that Matthew has been an Indian. The supreme courts of the neighboring states of Missouri- and: Kansas ought to get within balling distance of each other, if for no other reason than to show lay men that harmony Is possible in the sci ence of Jurisprudence. Missouri's court held that witnesses need not testify to things that might incriminate them. To witnesses similarly afflicted the Kansas court said: "Show me."". The witnesses couldn't and they were obliged to tell all they knew. EVOLUTION OF MILLIONAIRES. 'Social Accomplishments and the Par. nit ef Money. Kansas City Star. No surprise need attend the announce ment that Mrs. Carnegie Is very little in society. For a keen interest in social af fairs, the world must look to the second or third generation of people Who become oonspicuous through enormous wealth. The achievement of the savior falre, the graces, or. If you please, the agreeable frivolities that belong to society, requires a certain cultivation for which thoroughly practical people have no time. Mr. Carnegie has devoted Ms life to the achievement of riches. This has brought Into exercise a set of talents which aro of little use In the social world. True ele gance la not to be obtained by the expendi ture of money. It calls for a familiarity with elegance itself which is foreign to the arduous struggle for material success. The founders of what are known as the rich families In America have been traders and business men. The first Astors and the first Vanderbllts would have cut dis tinctly clumsy figures In a drawing room. The Rockefellers, with their devotion to Sunday schools and Bible classes, show themselves as inexperienced in the ways of the world, on Us social side., as the ferryman and the fur trader, who estab lished two of the greatest fortunes in America. - It Is the use of money and not the pur suit of it that begets social accomplish ments and distinction. It may be argued that this sort of cultivation means an abatement of force, and power, and that the men and women who do things are more interesting than those who enjoy the inherited fruits of labor and strenuous en deavor; but the cumulative Influence of riches cannot be eliminated. It has pro duced In New York what is known aa the "smart set," whose doings would scandal ize old Commodore "Wanderbllt" as he called himself and old Jacob Astor, and It will make of the future Carnegies, and even the Rockefellers who are to come, fashionable people of the world. A certain amount of money will always be devoted lo libraries and colleges and Sunday schools, but humanity, even In its most enlightened and Christianised estate, Is Just fleshly enough to make It certain that society Is always going to get the biggest share of the wealth of the world- Our examination and consultation is entirely free. Prices the lowest. Hutesoia Optical Co., fifabHssed 1I9& WVfi's Mod lECtXtH SHOTS AT THE rt'LPIT. Chicago Inter Ocean: The heathen every, whnra, at home and abroad, will be undr everlasting obligations to Dr, Brines, h admits that they stand a chance of salvu Uon. New Tork Tribune: The bishop of Lon don Is a bachelor, and jet he is delivering sorrowful addresses concerning the decline In the birth rate In the greatest city on the globe. On the other hand, the bishop of RIpon, who laments the falling off In the slue of families In certain parts of England, Is the father of eleven children, and there fore speaks with authority, and cot as on of the scribes. Cincinnati Enquirer: "I am not so sure," says Bishop Potter, "that the man who bears patiently with a scolding woman is not a greater hero than the man who crosses a railroad track to rescue a child " But even a bishop may be mlstOcen. II may mistake ireekneea and t'nrtdlty for heroism, and attribute to the nillksnp the qualities of a brave man. It Is sometimes necessary for a Christian citlsen to '"vrare up" to demonstrate his religious quality. Philadelphia Record: The unanimous agreement of the committee of fifteen, ap pointed at the national triennial convention of the Protestant Episcopal church In 1OT. agalnsf-changtng the name of the church to "the American Catholic church," will meet with general approval on the part of the members of that denomination. Tho ritualists were the ones who v-'.mted thn change made. The committee's report will be sustained by the general convention which meets nexy October! Chicago Chronicle: Historically the church was once one, tts administrative head In Rome. The division of the Roman empire divided the church Into the Roman and Greek branches, and later further dis integration of the empire broke off another branch, the Anglican. Tho came kind of disintegration came very near to separating a fourth branch, the Galilean, but the par tial separation was never made complete. The "Episcopal" church In this country came with another disruption of the civil state and Is, historically, doctrlnariy and administratively, the direct descendant of the third division of the old church, the Church of England, and the logical title for it would seem to be "the Anglican Church in the United States." DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES. Author-Tes, Johnny, your little brother was sent from heaven. JohnnyHaa he got return postage? New Xork Sun. Insurance Agent What are the proofs of your husband's death, madam? The Widow Well, lie lias been home for the laat three nights. Smart Set. He I don't understand your extrava gance! before we were married you had the reputation of being economical! She (.sweetly) But you forget, dear, thnt before we were married I dldn t have the money. Detroit Free Press. "Why do you think thore were other women on earth when Eve materialised?" asked the typewriter boarder. ''BecAuse;" explained the fussy old bach elor, "If there had been no other women around Eve wouldn't have worried about her scanty wardrobe." Chloago News, Van Schmidt I don't believe old Kerr Mudgeon ever had a gentle Impulse. Fltx-Blle That's where you're wrong. He s been very kind to at least one woman. I m sure. . Van Schmidt How so? ; Flta-Bile Well, isn't he a bachelor? New Orleans Times-Democrat. Mother To think that Piisollla la to be married 1 It is hard to give her up. Father Yes, but It Is better late than never. Town Topics. Schoolmate It must be lovely to be mar- tickets to all the theaters and cjttra. don't "vhySnotrerT""' bUt W, BTP ffo. ' "Wo riavan'r awkl.i a York Weekly. ' ww' "8W !!yre,1. na. aM sorrowfully, Ve losf .AiyJ" asaea the neighbor. Why, we mortgaged the house to nut " n eocieiy, ana she didn't marry a man rich enough to pay off the mortrua i Thus it will bs seen'that pe?ula5SS la not confined to tho business wwhlv-rCh I- CSJO Mr 00 1 Tha fair nlolntM i- .v.- v ' . , " - ...... . in, unmon ox womise suit was consulting her lawyer. But he persists in talking about me to everybody V' she said. wfihT t. i i. eyes. "Can't we ston hlmf yl?H?dlS.i?71.!rttr- written ofthS : me unea on him Chicago Tribune, A CRACKED ICB SESMOJI. James Barton Adams In Denver Post. Fur ihi J u.u comfrtin' food. Fur light on the gioomerln pathway that leads from the bad to the good My soul was all starvln' wit hunger tut, ? H,e,eyn . " Christian advtoe? ' M'sfel'o'n1;. freV " "?ui.ne.erln welcomln' musln thnt mruieo. me from noggin to heel. 1 "n&r Wt? th8 tart "y Fur wlfnfhe. J"'4 ,lve on Inl puddln' while steerin' us shy o' the nit Tb"Bth2i,nY'Jl brk ,u' hower'o' soft' theological rain To fresher . the flowers & religion a growin' ... on llfes thorny plain. I d hoped fur a deluge o' comfort from the fountain o1 splrttu'l flow, PeiovStaTl bnlVoV?-r P'CtUf Wlth Doth"I, Fur a ray from the great lamp o glory rw t.JiHhJ- rup th9 turn ln Path. But Instead I got only a doetn1 from the bitterest vials o' wrath! H WhntUP tho y0,1"1 fo!" tur dancln' me nre snnppin' out o his eyes. The gals was a wlnkln" at rum the 1 boys The theater show was the lobby of hell an' the circus was worse. ' And wlmmen that monkeyed with gossip was creation s moi damnable cursel The hull human race, as he saw.it. was The thistles and weeds was a chokln' the road to the heavenly vale; Saw nuthln' but sin an' corruption In the scope o' his vision: seemed prone TO think when he went to the kingdom he'd have fur to travel alone. Not one word o1 heavenly comfort, not one grain o' Christian advice; Instead o" the fire o' salvation he fed us on soiil-chlllln' Ice! He plctered us all ss transgressors stuffed full o" Iniquitous sin ' Grouped "round the big gate o' perdition a walttn' the call to go In. An' somehow I couldn't help thlnktn' a startlln' surprise Is In store Fur such a calamity preacher when he tepa on the evergreen shore An' finds that us rnia'able sinners has got our direction tags mixed An' are holdln' down front seats In heaven an are all quite agreeably fixed. 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