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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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..
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.
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
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.
The straw hat and the straw vote are
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.
'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-
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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."
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,
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
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
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
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