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TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 16, 1909.
Tim t Omaha Sunday Per rOUNDED BI EDWARD ROSEWATER. iriCTOR ROSEWATER. EDITOR. Entered at Omaha postoffflca aecond clasa matter. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Ily Bee (without Sunday), one year.. MOO Dally Bra and Sunday ona year 00 DELIVERED BT CARRIER. rr Bee (Including Sonrtay). per week.. 15e Dally Bra (without Sunday), per week... 10c Evening Bea (without Bunday),per week Evening Bea (with Sunday), per week lOo Juhday Bee. ona year B iaturdiy Bee. one vear I " Addreaa all complaints of Irregularities la delivery to City Circulation Department t, . -' OFFICES. Omaha The Bea Building. , South Omaha Twenty-fourth and N. Council Bluffa 15 Bcott Street. Lincoln lg Little Building. Chicago IMS Marquette Building. New York Rooma 1101-1103 No. M Weat Thirty-third 8treet. Washington 72S Fourteenth Street, N. W. CORRESPONDENCE. Communlcatlona relating to newa and edi torial matter should be addreaaed: Omaha Sea, Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or poatal order, payable to The Bee Publishing Company. Only I-cent atampa received in payment of "nail accounts. Personal checks, except on )maha or eastern exchanges, not accepted. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. State of Nebraska, Douglas County, as: Oeorge B. Txschuck. treaaurer of The Bea Publishing company, being duly sworn, aaya that the actual number of full- and complete coplea of The Dally, Morning, Evening and Sunday Bee printed during tha month of April, 1908, waa aa follow: 1. 89,900 I.' 39,080 S. 39,490 4 37,500 6.; 41,300 .. 40,540 7 41,600 .. 41,400 . 41,680 10.: 41,400 II. . 37,300 III. 41,300 II.. 41,440 14.., 40,590 U.. 40,600 11 41,030 II 37,130 19 40,350 10 40,630 tl 40,410 22 40,460 21 40,380 14 40,640 25 49,450 2C 45380 2T 45,530 21 43,850 IS 45,350 J0.v 45,360 If. 40,660 Total.. 1,236,410 Returned coplea 11.203 Net total..'. 1,835,207 Dally average 4040 GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK. Treasu -ar. Subacrtbed In my presence and sworn to before ma thla lat day of May, 1909. I M. P. WALKER. Notary Public WHEN OUT OF TOWN. . Sabsertbera lea-ring; the city tem pera rtly should hav Tfca Baa dialled te them. Addreaa will ba ekauased aa often aa requested. That famous trial marriage resulted as might be expected In a divorce trial. The regular base ball season Is now on. , Washington has landed in last pl&ee. . . Political lights are not so easily turned on and off by the wireless method. . : It. is strike two for Premier Clem enceau, but in the language ot the sleachers, he has the big one left. , J , . Etenor Oiyn Bays American men tre too slow for her. It's a horse and lienor Is entirely too swift for Amerl- an men. the Pennsylvania Railroad company teas " planted 1,000,000 trees this spring.' That is something practical in the way of reforestation work. Places on the conference committee that is to adjust the tariff differences between the house and senate will be at a premium. Who wants themT The New York Central road has paid $136,000 in fines for rebating The big corporations are gradually learning that the anti-trust laws are loaded. . Six secret service men wlir accom pany President Taft to Beverly when be goes to his summer home. That number should be enough to go around. The Commoner suggests that the Philippine tariff 'has the approval of everybody save the Filipinos. It should also have noted an exception for Mr, Bryan. And now W. J. Bryan announces that he is going to make another world tour. Hoping that absence will make the American heart grow fonder? The democratic governor of Indiana threatens to close down the demo cratic gambling house of Tom Taggart Here is a chance for MrBryan to mediate between his friends. No more kidnaping exploits In Pennsylvania since the conviction and sentence of the kidnapers of ,young Whltla. It takes a big ransom to off set a life sentence at imprisonment. With corn" bringing top price Ne braska farmers who still have their bins full are manifesting no great eagerness to dispose ot it. The farmer with real corn to sell has the profitable end ot the market A Baltimore man has erected a mon anient to Adam, the first man. Adam should be satisfied now that Mark Twain has wept at his tomb and the greatest country on earth has honored him with a monument. Ex-President Roosevelt's ix-private secretary Is doing a little gunning him self. Three crooked New York cus toms . official came down for him at one shot and he is reported to be beat ing the bushes for more. . Aamirmi atsui um jv uvuu.m date for International disarmament It will come, he says, when hades freeses'over and his satanic majesty goes skating. A vote of thanks is due tb, admiral for leaving plenty of time to settle the armor belt controversy. State'! Eighti. Under this heading Edgar Howard discusses Mr. Bryan's latest proposal that the federal government phr.ll re fuse to levy internal revenue taxes on the sale of liquor In "dry" territory. "If the people of one state or county vote against the liquor trafnc," says Judge Howard, "then It follows that the national government should re spect the wishes of that people." Mr. Dryan's suggestion Is equally loosely put. As embodied in the let ter which he recently wrote to the Florida legislature, It Is as follows: There la a reform which ought to receive the atipport of all, no matter whether they believe 'In prohibition or In the regulation of the liquor traffic through the license system. The reform that I speak of Is this, that the federal government should discontinue the Issue of licenses for the aale of liquor In territory where the local authorities have prohibited the sale. In referring to the government's In ternal revenue tax as "the issue of licenses," Mr. Bryan is Inaccurate be cause the federal government does not, and cannot, "license" the sale of liquor within state territory. What the fed eral government does is to levy purely for revenue purposes a graduated oc cupation tax on persons engaged In the sale of certain commodities and to en force its payment under severe penal ties. . But would the refusal of the federal government to levy this tax in terri tory that is voted "dry" be a recogni tion of state's rights? Would it not, on the contrary, be a most far-reaching 'expansion of the functions of the federal government and, as a matter of fact, make the federal government the law-enforcing power for state legisla tion? Making the violation of state law or local ordinance an infraction of the federal revenue laws would in practice devolve upon the federal government the work of ferreting out and prose cuting the law-breakers, thus relieving the local and state officers of that duty. The states or localities would decldeN what is to be "dry" territory and fed eral officers would enforce the law and punish the offenders. Without discussing the adequacy of such a measure, it is plain that it would be completely subversive of the old Idea of state's rights and wholly at variance with all the doctrines and preachings of Jefferson lan democracy. If the federal government should un dertake In this way to enforce state laws prohibiting the sale of liquor it could and should enforce state laws against the sale of cigarettes, against the sale of cocaine, against the carry ing of revolvers and laws regulating a thousand and one other things. All that 'would be necessary would be for the federal government to levy a tax on the objectionable article or trans action and make its imposition de pendent upon the action of the state or locality affected. When we shall have .reached that stage, if we ever reach' it, our whole system of federal government as established by. the founders of, the republic will have been revolutionized. Internationalism. Few people, even the best posted, realize the extent to which the spirit of internationalism has already devel oped in different lines of human ac tivity. International organizations have been formed to secure co-opera tive action In numerous fields of en deavor that are of world-wide scope, In an article on "International Unions," contributed to the current number of The Independent, by Prof. Paul S. Reinsch of the University of Wisconsin, the statement is made that during the year 1907, alone, over 160 international congresses of various kinds were held. In the single field of sanitation and medicine there are at least twenty separate international organizations. In addition to thei pri vate organizations with international membership the government of the different countries have also given au thorltative sanction to a large number of international unions, whose meet ings are made up of official representa tives commissioned for the purpose and speaking directly for their home governments. Among the international organ lza tlons having to do with transportation and communication Prof. Reinsch enu merates the International Telegraph Bureau, which regulates the inter change of telegraph service over the world; the Universal Postal union, whose jurisdiction extends over for eign mall exchanges; the International Union of Railway. Freight Transporta tion, which has unified freight traffic between continental countries; the In ternational Association of Railway Congresses, devoted to the advance ment of the practical and technical side of railway transportation, and the International Maritime committee, cov ering the same field for ocean naviga tion. There is an international body en deavoring to secure uniformity of weights and measures throughout the world and an International organiza tion for protection of patents and copy rights. Quite a number of the labor unions are International in their oper ation and many international con gresses have been held on special sub jects relating to labor, 'industry and agriculture. The international aclen tine congresses . which meet in the course of a year usually exceed a hun dred in number, to say nothing of smaller unions dealing with the lira Ited relations of a few countries, or of countries within a particular geograph The significance of all this Interna tional activity Is to emphasize the truth ot the words uttered by Presi dent McKlnley in bis last speech, when he said. "Isolation is no longer possi ble or desirable," and again, "The period of excluslveness Is papsed." The growing strength of all these interna- lonal ligaments of science, art and commerce will In due course of time build up bonds of union that will with stand all but the most violent shocks that make for war. Good Advice from Jim Hill. Our old friend. James J. Hill, has been giving out some more good ad vice. In a recent interview he declares, 'Don't worry, the country is all right and traveling right along on the high road to prosperity. Quit grumbling and hustle." While Mr. Hill has not always eliminated grumbling from his repertoire, the habit has never been chronic wjth him, but the hustling habit has. So persistently has he fol lowed the prescription that in his ad vanced age he is under no necessity of worrying about the price of his lodgings or the certainty of being able to procure a meal. Mr. Hill also gives out this hint to the timid ones who say wait: "Some people out in the country think these fellows down here in Washington can put anything on the statute books, even a law to cure a fractured limb or insuring their places against loss. Some of us know better." He then, proceeds to point out the strong fea tures ot the present Industrial situa tion and urges all to put their shoul ders to the wheel and push. No .man in the United States is a more careful student of the trade conditions and resources of the country than Mr. Hill. He is emphasizing his own faith in their basic soundness by pushing for ward railroad enterprises, which were held up by the financial stress of 1907, in a most energetic manner. Others similarly possessing accurate informa tion are doing the same and it is time for the blue-goggled critics to quiet down and the timid ones to take heart. ThoBe who refuse to get into the band wagon now are likely to find it several laps ahead of them when they con clude to rifle. There are no free passes, but the fare is reasonable and the wagon will reach its destination in due time. Eich Heritage for Schools. South Dakota authorities can fore cast the time in the near future when all the money necessary for the con duct ot the schools ot the state will be had from the school endowment funds without the levying of a tax upon the people. The money will come from rentals of unsold school lands and interest on invested funds derived from the sale of school lands. South Dakota has followed the policy of selling school lands only in portions of the state in which tey have reached their approximate final values, those In the newer portions being re tained and leased. The result has been the maximum of money for the schools without materially checking the growth of the state by keeping lands off the market really demanded for cultivation. South Dakota, being settled later, profited by the early mistakes of Kan sas, Nebraska and other states, which In the early day Bold their school lands in the then settled sections at low fig ures, because no one was farseeing enough in that day to conceive that the immense public domain would soon be exhausted and that farm lands would by this time be worth from $50 to $100 per acre. When the light dawned Nebraska took its remaining lands off the market, thereby largely increasing its permanent school fund until the income now produces ap proximately $500,000 yearly for our public scflools. It is doubtful if the men who framed the law setting aside for the schools sections sixteen and thirty-six In each township of tho public domain dreamed of the Immense heritage they were bequeathing the children of the country. No such magnificent endow ment to education has ever been given since the world began, and the west is showing its appreciation by a most liberal support for the public schools, the per capita expenditures for educa tion being far In excess of the older states with the resultant low ratio of illiteracy. What this generous policy has wrought cannot be computed and its future usefulness can only be guessed at. - Power of Public Opinion. It Is no longer "The public be damned," as one of the elder Vander bilta once said. Up to recent times no one except public officials ever thought H worth their while to con aider what the public thought of their doings and undertakings and even this class heeded it In a perfunctory way. Next the men occupying semi-public positions felt the force of its pressure and railroad and public service cor porations discovered . the necessity, if not of yielding, of at least discounting it. Corporations which have to deal with the public everywhere are adopt ing the plan of giving publicity to their business formerly concealed. They have discovered that the people desire only what Is fair and that re strictions which have been unjust have gone on the statute books through en forced popular ignorance which they could have cured. The mlllenlum has not arrived nor have these men told, it all, but only bo much as the logic ot conditions has impressed them as being necessary, yet the recognition of public opinion Is growing and every day sees more light let in on the hitherto dark places. What is still more astonishing is the fact that men in private life, doing business on a large scale particularly, have found It desirable to reckon with this newborn force In civic life. A notable illustration' is disclosed by Broker Patten. For awhile newspa- per reporters were given sonnt court esy by hlra and they were told he did not want to see them and that his transactions were none of the pub lic's business. Under the old stand ards this was true, but the advancing price of bread, attributed to his man ipulation ot the wheat jarket, raised such a clamor that a new light broke In upon him and he sent for the news paper men to deny that he had a cor ner in wheat and that he was manipu lating the market. Whether Patten told the truth is not to the point. It simply proves that no man, no matter what his business, when it affects others, can long defy the power of public opinion. The legitimate interests of all have so much In common that the beBt assur ance of securing them Is a full knowl edge of conditions In order that public opinion, which shapes legislation, may be directed along right lines. Civic Beautifieation. A notable gathering of artists, land scape gardeners and architects in Washington has been discussing civic beautifieation. In no one thing is the United States so far behind Europe. Even South and Central American cities are far in advance of us in this respect. Europe has the advantage of the art accumulation of ages, but no such reason favors South America. Tbe growth of the United States has been so prodlgous along utilitarian and material lines that too little atten tion has been paid to public adorn ment, and even our few efforts usually look out of place with their surround ings. ( A great opportunity is presented to us now for a reversal of past methods. Our cities have reached a period of their development at which they can well afford to pay attention to the artistic. Under our system of popular government there will always be diffi culties encountered that others do not have to' contend with. Berlin, Paris and other cities of Europe, and even South America, have been made artis tic not alone by civic beautifieation, but by public regulation of private building such as would not be possible here. No attempt has been made in the United States to restrict building further than to protect surrounding property from fire and other hazards. KArchitecturally the builder has been left free to follow his own fancy, with the result that a sad Incongruity In the groupings of even our finest buildings often offends every artistic sense. Much can be done to cure the evil through the medium of education. As It must necessarily be a slow process, the present is none too soon for a be ginning. Our municipal, state and general , governments can further the movement by setting good examples and furnishing object lessons for indi vidual enterprise that will hasten the deBired achievement. . ' Present-Day Gambling. A recent church convention passed resolutions deprecating the Increase of the gambling spirit alleged to have taken possession of the present-day people. No student of either morals or of sociology will take issue with the churchmen as to gambling being an evil, but thoughtful observers will not agree that it is peculiarly a present- day vice or that it is on the increase. Like other diversions, modern-day gambling undoubtedly is indulged In on a spectacular scale at times, but the assertion that the habit is universal is contradicted by the many and stringent legal restrictions enforced against it. The localities where gambling in the strict sense can still be publicly con ducted are so few as to, be notorious. The last refuge of open betting in this country was the race track, and this has. been outlawed almost everywhere. The time was, and not so far in the past, when gambling waB considered one of the polite pastimes of all classes, and almost as universal with the business man as with the laborer. A careful search of history reveals that the' "Stern virtues of our forefathers' required many notable exceptions. . The trouble with the resolutions In question is that they speak with the best of intentions, but from inadequate information. The protest is aimed at the immense activities of the boards of trade and similar organizations, many of whose transactions are gambling pure and simple. But how to sepa rate the two is the baffling problem yet awaiting solution. The number of people who engage in this class of op erations is large In the aggregate, but for all that are only a fraction of the total population. Conceding that the gambling spirit Is Involved In many business transactions, the charge that it Is growing and spreading is alto gether lacking of confirmation, while all the signs of the times point pre cisely in the opposite direction. An official review of the gains made In the campaign against the saloon In cludes the Nebraska 8 o'clock closing law. That hardly fits in with Gov ernor Shallenberger'B explanation that he gave his approval to the measure in the interest of the liquor traffic. From this review it appears that the daylight saloon experiment Is being tried In this form 1n no other Btate but Nebraska, and it will remain to be seen whether it begets imitators In any- of the states which have legis lative sessions next year. ThFs is the way Mr. Bryan's Com moner chronicles the result of the city election in Omaha: of Omaha by a largely increased majority. Doesn't even claim credit for him as a democrat! What's the matter? When Speaker Cannon and Dr. Osier met at a banauet, the speaker took occasion to remind the doctor that he was 73 years old. If the doc tor had any lingering suspicions that Uncle Joseph had reached the period of, senility he was doubtless disabused of the idea. N Omaha clearings ran over the $15, 000,000 mark during the last week greater than such cities as Los An geles, Louisville, St Paul, Denver, Seattle and many others of similar pretensions. The Gate City is surely forging to the front. Careful perusal of Mr. Roosevelt's signed editorials in the Outlook raises a suspicion that they were written be fore he started for Africa, because the composition discloses no signs of ex citement begotten by Jungle animal surroundings. . Canal improvement bonds Issued by the state of New York, bearing 3 per cent interest, are commanding ready sale at a premium. There Is nothing in the condition of the money market to prevent business expansion on a sound basis. Great Deeds Troop A Ion. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Jvmpln' mollycoddles! Here's Roosevelt saving more Uvea by killing an embattled rhlnoceroa at the first bang. How many Carnegie medals will the mighty slayer receive from his friend and associate In the caibe of annihilating orthography? If Technicalities Were Abolished. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. A bill has been Introduced In the Mis souri legislature to make Impossible the decision of cases on technical polnt- It this should become a law there would be nothing left for many people to do but plead guilty and throw themselves on tha mercy of the courts. "Would the Senate Measure Upf Baltimore American. Opposition la made by a senator to the erection of a statue of Alexander Hamil ton In a public square In Washington, which opposition Is based on the ground that Hamilton waa not a model young man. There Is felt some alarm lest the same standard might be applied to the august senate Itself, In which event, results might be too startling for the public. Pinching- m Paper Trust. Springfield Republican. The latest paper combination to suffer from federal prosecution under the Sher man act la the association of fiber and manila paper makers. If they had incor porated as a single legal entity they might have fared better; as it is they meet ex actly the same judgment passed upon that price and selling association of western papermakera two or three years ago. The Bhorman law has proved pretty effective against these Informal Industrial combi nations, as witness also the early Addy stone pipe case; but against Incorporated combinations, which' are too numerous to be mentioned, It continues to amount to nothing, nor can it be made to now with out a tremendous Industrial upsetting. PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE. By persistent and energetio work men arc recovering lost rights. A Virginia court holds that a woman who breaks an engage ment must return the ring. When the Ban Francisco courts get through with the Insurance cases the famous fir of April 18, 1906, will probably be legally nailed to a smoldering cigarette. Walter Wellman Is going to make an other dash to the pole. It Is useless to expect the pending revision of the tariff will please everybody while Walter la off the watch and cut of the country. One of the few cheerful knockers In sight nowadays is tho New York woman who slammed her husband wtlh a flatlron and laughingly remarked she would do it again If he contradicted her knowledge of geo graphy. The discovery of a mysterious animal by the Roosevelt hunting party suggests the need of calling the roll on the boasts re moved from Omaha's city hall. Possibly one of the gyaatlcutusea skipped for his native heath. Turkey's new sultan has been girded with the scimitar of Oaman. If Mehmed will try out the weapon on the baehl b a look of Armenia the world will accept the act as evidence of a desire to do tho right thing at the right time. The home Joye of spring life are booeted substantially by timely showers. The patient gnrden digger who puts In two hours before breakfast cheerily mops his brow as he salutes the weather man for turning on nature's hose and loosening up things. Worthy of a place on the library table is "A Glimpse of Utah," a beautifully Il lustrated pamphlet, historical and descrip tive ot a land that was old when the west was new, now being distributed by the passenger department of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad. SECULAR SHOTS AT THE PULPIT Cleveland Leader: New Jersey minister marries an eloping couple for 14 cents. Rival preachers should Incorporate under the beneficent laws cf their state. Pittsburg Dispatch: Pittsburg churches have taken up the matter of abolishing pew rent and have made considerable progress alrng that line. Those that have tried the experiment claim their receipts are larger and their opportunity for doing good corre spondingly cxranded. New Y.Tk World: Considering the num ber of self-respecting. Intelligent American families which have not and do not expect to have Incomes of tl.OSO a year, the Chi cago clergyman who names that sum as the marriage minimum seems to be talking mainly for publication. Boston Heruld: A preacher In Texas has an Idea that girls ahould be taught tha use of ths rolling pin. Somebody ought to tell him that there Is no rolling pin nowadays, except In soma newspaper Joke columns, and that any extenrlnn of Its use should be sternly diBeouraged. Boston Transcript: Some Idea of the sacrifices made by the rural clergy Is af forded by the presentation to the Weat Maine Mt-thoUiat Episcopal conference at Us current session at Berlin, N. II., 'if two projects for the surport of pastors. One contemplates the establishment of a sua tentatlon fund to aid those clergymen whose salaries are less than f 100 a year. Another proposes an annuity fund for the Deneui ot uvuuuaici uiiuUtcik, .,.' y men receiving a year salary to con tribute 1 per cent and those whose stipends fall below that amount one-half of 1 per cent. Consciousness of duty done must be the chief reward ot many of the clergy of tha Main conference ar- r t The bride's ait skeuld La Valliere, or earrings, selected rom this arrty. Wedding Gifts and Graduation Re. membrances, too, will soon be timely; therefore these suggestions. Weddmg Presents Solid Silverware, Cut Glass, Clocks and kindred lines. For the Girl Graduate A handsome Diamond Ring or pretty Chatelaine Watch. Liberal Credit SERMONS BOILED DOWN. Tact without love la only a form of di plomacy. v Men who give up nothing give up every thing. V Only the doctrines that make deeds are worth working over. There Is no blessing to any bread until it la broken and shared. It Is better to blurt out the truth than to set a lie to soft music. Preaching dietetics Is always the forte of those who are out of bread. Too many think their hearts are uplifted because their heads feel light. The most desolate Uvea are those that are lived for life's furniture only. The child who give all gives more than the richest who gives only a part. When a man really gets a truth he ceases to be afraid either of hell or heaven. Many a man feela that his endorsement of a religion gives It Its pre-eminence. It's better being a handcar on the right road than a private one en -the-' wrong. 1 Putting the divine names In caps and man In nonpareil does not make the world any better.- It were better to suffer -from eternal Justice than to enjoy unending bliss on a crooked deal. : The -wisdom of the world has always come from the people who did not fear being called fools. They who think there is only one road to heaven usually want to put a toll gate at their station. Chicago'Tribune. DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES. Author's Wife (Interrupting hla after dinner siesta for the third time) What title did you decide on for your new book, John? Author (sleepily) "How to Bo Mappy Though Harried." Puck. "George is so obstinate about his lunch eons. He invariably has a slice of roast beef and a potato. If he would eat some thing light and simple, aa I do, he would never talk about indigestion." "And what is your menu?" "Just salad and Ice cream." Cleveland Plain Dealer. "The money which old Grimes' relatives are collecting to break his will In their own interest. Is very much on the order of a notable charity."- I don t exactly understand. "Isn't It a regular fresh heir fund?" Baltimore American. "I tried tp touch my wife for a dollar this morning, but she was doing her hair and wouldn't be disturbed." "Why, I should think that would be Just the time that she would colt up." Houston Post. "Yes," said the returned hunter, "I had a narrow escape from a rhlnoceroa." "And what saved- you?" "The fact' that the rhlnoceroa could not climb a tree had something to-do with It," responded the hunter, modestly. Philadel phia Ledger. "Come away, children," said their mother. "Run out In the yard and play." "But we're watching papa lay the stair carpet, mamma," they answered. "I know It, but he's golns to lay It around the bend in the stairway pretty mon. and I don't want you to hear the language he will use." Chicago Tribune. "What did vour friends at the club say when you told tfcem we were engaged?" "Oh, they're a lot of Jonhers!" "Put what did they say?" "They voted me a hero medal." Houston Post. "Poor Gladvs Is almost heart-broken over the breaking of her engagement." "Then why did she dismiss her fiance?" 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Baltimore American. CONTENTMENT. .. . Oliver Wendell Holmes. "Man wants but little here' below." Little I ask: my wants are few; I only wish a hut of stone (A very plain brown stone will do), That I may call my own; ' And close at hand is such a one, in yonder street that fronts the sun. Plain food Is quite enough fur me; Three courses are as good as ten; If nature can subsist on three. Thank heaven for three. Amen! I always thought cold victuals nice; My choice would be vanilla Ice, I care not much for gold or land; Give me a mortgage here and there, Some good bank slock, noma note of hand Or 1 1 if 1 i i ik railroad share I only auk that fortune send A Utile more than 1 shall spend. Honors are silly toys, I know. And titles are but empty names; I would, perhaps, be Plt-uipo, But only near St. James; I'm very sure 1 should nut care To fill our Uubernator s chair. Jewels are baubles; It Is a sin To care for such unfruitful things; One good sized diamond in a pin, Borne, not so lare In rings A ruby and a pearl or so Will do for me. 1 laugh at show. My dame ahould dress In cheap attire (Good heavy silks are never dear); I own perhaps I miiiht deslro Some shawls of true cawhinere. Some narrowy crapes or China silk, L,lke wrinkled skins or scalded milk. I would not have the horse I drive So fust that folks must stop and start An easy gall two forty-five Suit me; 1 do not care Perhaps for Just a single spurt Some seconds less would do no hurt. Of pictures I should like to own Tl liana and liaphaels three or four I love so much their style and tone One Turner and no more (A landfrape,. foreground golden dirt, The sunshine' painted with a squirt). Of books but few some fifty score For dally use and bound for wear. The rest upon an upper floor Some little luxury there Of red morocco's gilded gleam And vellum rich aa country cream. Busts, cameos, gems such things as these Which others often show for pride I value for their power to please And selfish churls deride; One Stradlvarlus, I confess. . Two merschaums, I would fain possess. Wealth's wasteful tricks I will not learn. Nor ape the Klltterlng upstart fool; Shall not carved tahlea nerve my turn. Hut all must be of buhl? Give graplng pomp Its double share. I ask but one recumbent chair. Thus humble let me live and die. Nor long for Midas' golden touch; If heaven more generous gifts deny, I shall not miss them much Too grateful for the blessings lent Of simple tastes and mind content! 0