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Subscribed in my - presence ana sworn to before me this 1st day of September. 19W. M. B. WALKER, Notary I'muu'. Subscribers leaving the city tem porarily should have The Bea nailed to them. Address will be changed aa efts) aa reineted. It is briber always bard to convict a And yet urvlve. the Hamilton 1 club may Even a politician could not work a feed wire for something to eat. , i - - T Mr. Clark of. Missouri is still champ ing his bits over that speakership. - ' It is about time to adopt a new code for a safe and sane foot ball season. We shall sonn see how well those New York old guard have kept their watch. Temper your' conservation or con . lerve your temper; .either will do no harm. The "merry bells" to the small boy's ears are not those that call him to school. Senator Julius CaeBar Burrows may now take time to name the Brutus of Michigan. Colonel Roosevelt completed his trip without drawing a single spark from Chancellor Day. The next thing we may expect from Frof. Jamas' spirit is for it to take to the lecture platform. The aviators are demonstrating the truth of that old saw, that "whatever goes up must come down." Now, we are asked to believe that Prof James really did come back. Oh,' very well, if you let It go at that. Surely it cannot be that Kroh man's moraW views aa . to Sunday theaters have In any way been affected by fi nances. "What U Mr, Plnchot's business?" asks ft, reader. I If we knew his ad dress e would suggest that you write and ask him. Fearing the perlils of a high wind, Waltef Wellman refused to undertake his flight across the Atlantic ocean while. ' the conservation congress was In session. I " ' San Francisco is puzzled over a child of 8 who speaks nine languages. The wonder in a city as cosmopolitan ts that is how a child can keep from speaking nine languages. - W&en Theodore Roosevelt awoke the pWblle ronscience of this country he got as much thanks from certain Interests as dad does when he calls the boys out of bed at 5 o'clock on a frosty morning. I Th$ .closing of the State fair with new records for attendance anl inter est Is a matter of congratulation to all of ua. It shows that the people of Nebraska have something besides poli tics on their minds and that business In the state has not gone into a serious decline. We are curious to know, we repeat, something more of the mental pro cesses" of the jury that acquitted Lee O'Nell Browne. The only parallel at present recalled Is that of the Omaha Jury which acquitted Pat Crowe after be ha lu effect confessed, and ex plained later It believed Pat had lied ben hs owned up to the crime. A Victory for Dencfncy. Governor Patterson of Tennessee : has been at the feast of Belshair.er too Ions;, and It was the ominous! handwriting on the wall and not the j lues were being obscured by partisan good of the democratic party, that lel(nd factional feeling, so that few peo hlm to withdraw as a candidate forlP'e- if. Indeed, any. looked for any-re-election. That Is perfectly plain to thing approaching a unanimous re anybody who has a primary knowl- i port, but everybody had a right o ex edge of the school of politics In which, Pe at least an orderly outcome. The Patterson has for years been a past- J divergence of views as to the Issues master. He withdrew because he involved has been great In the public knew that certain defeat would over-, mind, as accurately reflected in the take him if he staid in the race until committee's mind, but that does not the people could reach the polls. He withdrew to save himself from an of ficial repudiation as great as has been the unofficial repudiation which the decent people of Tennessee have given him. Patterson invited all of this when he pardoned the murderer of former Senator Carmack. the one his boon companion in politics, the other his enemy. He there and then Invited the righteous wrath or the people and without' regard to party lines, popular sentiment turned against him and had i laws." As corroborative evidence it he persisted as a democratic candidate' quotes the tail-prece of the amend for his third term as governor, nothing, mnt. which reads: could have saved him from over- Persons of foreign birth who shall have whelming defeat. His nomination, tn the first place, was irregular and un popular; made by his state committee and not endorsed by his party. He had hoped this tide of resentment against him would abate and for "democracy'" sake, the people would forget and re-elect him. bat instead of abating, the tide has steadily risen higher and higher, until In Its over flow at the polls he perceived his own doom. Republicans, together with decent democrats of Tennessee, deserve much credit for moulding and maintaining this sentiment against this governor, who, defying every element of polit ical and legal decency, took the law In his own hands and turned out of prison a cold-blooded murderer for no other reason than that he had done the bidding of his liberator. And it Is not at alii certain that the repub licans will not, despite Patterson's withdrawal, reaap some reward' in ad dition to It at the polls, but; if they do not they and the other decent ele ments of the state have achieved a distinct victory in the elimination of Patterson from public life. They have done Tennessee an everlasting bene fit. Korean Mirysten and Japan. Most of America's Interests In Korea are missionary. It becomes a matter of trlfe interest, therefore, to this country what ultimate effect the an-j nexatlon of Korea by Japan Is going J to have on foreign missions. But this Interest is shared also by other coun tries if they have any missionary in terests there. The Presbyterians and Methodists are carrying on most of this work, and they had outlined plans for this year to secure 1,000,000 con verts from among the natives. . Al ready it seems as if they are certain to be disappointed, for the peculiar Korean ' mind, even tempered by the refining Influence Of Christianity, has been considerably upset by the loss of its national Identity. ' The fact is this, according to some accepted authority: Many Koreans had strangely counted on some vague Influence of the Christian missionaries to prevent annexation by Japan, and, more than that, actually to oust Jap anese control from the Hermit King dom. Of course, the more Intelligent Koreans and the Japanese never thought of such a thing, but unfortu nately many of the natives are not very Intelligent as to such matters. Now they see themselves under Jap an 8 dominion, and it is reported as literally true that large numbers of Koreans are withdrawing from the Christian church. This, of course. Is to be regretted, for Christianity In the orient means progress, and the people who embrace It enjoy larger and better lives. It will take some time, there fore, to cope with this situation, but It, of course, will be done. So far as Is known, American mis sionaries kept their hands off the In ternatlonal relations, pending the an nexatlon. and the late' Marquis Ito of Japan, who conducted these negotia tions, so testified, despite some ulterior pretensions to the contrary by others less enlightened and less disposed to tell the truth than the. "Grand Old Man of the New Japan."; The present situation is not without its problems to the American churches. The Balling-er Committee. So far as the public Is concerned, it probably would not matter one way or the o'her what the Ballinger-Pln-chot Investigating committee reported, for the people as a whole undoubtedly have had their minds made up on the different sides of this controversy a long time. It is regretable, however, that things have taken the course they have. It Is remarkable that any re port , from the committee should be given to the public before going to congress, the body which appointed and authorized the board of Inquisi tion; at least until such a course was approved by all members of the com mittee. Whether any satisfactory report could have been made, under the cir cumstances, or not, it does seem that a satisfactory method of making the reports could have been agreed upon. It ts exceedingly unfortunate and un becoming that the democratic and In surgent members of the committee chose to pursu the course they did. and that the republican members could not hsve brought about at least enough semblance of decorum In the proceed ings as to give them the wplght to whim their dignity and cnatacter en- titled them in public estimation. It was apparent long ago that real justify the present situation. Is it a Disfranchising: Amendment? Entering the discussion started by The Hee as to the impending constitu tional amendment, endorsed by the re publicans and rejected by the demo crats, the Lincoln Journal takes issue with the assertion that "If adopted It will disfranchise a large number of foreign born citizens who have been exercising the suffrage for many years as duly qualified voters under existing declared their intention. to become cltiaens romformably to the laws of the United States, nnd are at the taking effect of this amendment, voting, may continue to exer cise the right of suffrage until such lima as they may have resided in the state five years, after which they shall take out full citizenship papers tn be entitled to vote at any preceding election. According to the Journal this estab lishes the plain intent of the amend ment to be that no present foreign born voter shall be disfranchised by It until he Is eligible to enfranchise him self by becoming a full-fledged citizen, and the Journal Insists that the amendment applies in practice only to the foreign born yet to come. But It is only obtuBeness that prevents it from seeing that enforcement of tta restriction must disfranchise many present voters. It goes without say ing that under the proposed amend ment foreign born citizens, whether already here or yet to come, who fall to take out second papers at the end of five years' residence will thereafter be disqualified to vote. It is also a matter beyond dispute that a largo number of foreign born citizens who have been exercising the suffrage for many years as duly qualified voters under existing laws have resided In Nebraska five years, but have not taken out their second papers (and some of them cannot take out second papers), and that these would be dis franchised. The proviso of the amendment also refers to those who have "resided in the state" without taking into consideration residence In other states, and also without taking into consideration time that may have elapsed after acquiring residence i& the , state tefore taking out first pa pers. If a foreign born citizen who has been exercising the suffrage In Ne braska under present laws shall have resided here part of the five years be fore taking out his first papers and then makes every reasonable effort to get his second papers, there would still be an Interval after the expiration of the five years during which he would be disfranchised. It would have been so easy to have made this restrictive amendment ap ply only to foreign born citizens ac quiring residence In Nebraska after Its adoption that It is amazing how such a complicated and confusing piece of verbiage could have passed muster with any body of law-makers. Lincoln la Just now presenting the very edifying spectacle of business men being driven from city service by reason of the fact that they are en gaged in business. An alderman, who is a grocer, has to submit to an order that he may not sell to city employes; a member of the library board is com pelled to resign in order that he may sell supplies to the board; a member of the park board resigns that he may be permitted to continue in the bus! ness of selling material to sidewalk contractors; newspaper men who are members of administrative boards are challenged because their papers pub usn city aaveniBemenis; trie mayor himself is found to be an object of pos sible suspicion because he happens to own a building in which is located a pool hall. None of these men are ac cused of grafting, nor Goes it appear that anything in their business rela tions with the city are other than cor rect In every respect. It Is simply a further manifestation of the unreason able length to which the effort for "purity in polities' can be pushed Omaha can well afford to let Lincoln work out Its own salvation in matters that affect Lincoln alone, but we are not to be denied the amusement this present situation affords. The opening; of the Young Men's Christian association building in Mex ico by President Diaz is a notable event and a splendid triumph for this great organization and the Influence of the Christian church which Is back of it. So keen an observer of public affairs as Porflnlo Diss could not be mistaken in his judgment of such an institution. He must see in Us work much of good to his people and coun try or he would not give so generously of his time and sympathy as to liter ally open the building opening It with a sliver key and bowling the first ball and shooting the first bil liards. It is also worthy of note that a Nebraska man, George I. Dkbcock, trained In the Omaha Y. M. C. A., is at the head of this great work In the Latin republic. In the death of Vt. John A. Enan der the editorial profession of the country lost s a strong member, whll" the Swedes in America suiier the loss ;of an advocate whose ability has al- ways been exercised in behalf of Rood government and progressive cltlren-! chip. Dr. Enander was very well known throughout the west, and es-' peclally in Nebraska, where his serv-j Ices were such as gained him much distinction and left the public his debtor. Samson's call to the citizens of Omaha to prepare for the coming of Ak-Sar-Ben festivities is timely and should be heeded. Omaha today pre sents a most attractive appearance and could welcome and care for the throngs if they were to arrive on the evening trains. But this fact should not prevent anybody from doing what may be done to add to the city's ap pearance. It will do no harm to keep in mind the fact that the report on the Bal llnger matter has still to be acted upon by congress, no matter what the ful mlnatlons from the democratic end of the committee may be. The present noise is simply made In behalf of the campaign the democrats are booming In hope of capturing the next congress. la It Time to Weep f Pittsburg Dispatch. J The democrats polled so few votes In Wisconsin they may be wiped off the bal lot. Is this the beginning nf the end? Nothlnic Doing. Kansas City Star. James J. Hill found there was nothing to do but send Ms corps of trained koV ernorg back home. Handy on HI I'lns. Washington Star. Mr. Roosevelt has shown an Inclination to sidestep the responsibility of pointing the dlHtlnctlon between a progressive and an linrtirgent. ' Interpreting the Alans. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. A Nebraska zephyr blew the water out of a well forty-two feet deep, but as the supply was Immediately renewed the drys claim that the omen Is favorable. Amenities of Porta. Boston Transcript. The author of "When Johnny Coines Marching Home" has Just died. We trust he made no provision In his will for the man who adapted the tune to "A I,it'.le Bit Off the Top." Idllna at the Open Door. San Francisco. Chronicle. The open door to China does not aem to let In many American goods nowtdnya. Our exports to that country during tho first seven months of the prevnt yeir compared with the corresponding period cf 1909 showed a decline of over 3,uO0,WJ. The Lost, Located. I Washington Star. It was thoughtful of somebody to an nounce the whereabouts of Mr. Bryan. He seemed quite loat t the shuffle. He Is In Arkansas booming jlhe Initiative and refer endum. That was (popullstlo doctrine only a few years ao,i but like other doclrlnea of UuU-patarnlty, U, now has many demo cratic friends; and "he .would be a bold man willing to say that the republicans are Immune. The puislc of the day In all sec tions la found In the question of who's who, and what's what? Hardenca Old. -lnner at the Fore. Indianapolis News. Strange as it may seem the great In surgent victory In'. New Hampshire Is In no small degree due to the work and the Influence of one of the most distinguished members of the Ananias club ex-Senator Wlfliam E. Chandler. Mr. jChandler was charged by the founder of the club with deliberate and Unqualified falsehood." And lo and" behold, this hardened sinner turns up as one of the leaders of the great reform movement in New Hampshire, ub the stanch and effective friend of progres sive policies. The Very Latest I.auanage. New York Tribune. The very latest thing In universal Ian guagea appears to be "Veltlang, a prospectun of which waa lasvnd In Wash ington a few months ago. It has an al phabet of twenty letters, only five of which resemble those of the Latin al phabet Jn appearance, but with differ ent sounds. Aa this alphabet Is equally unlike the German. Russian and Greek al- phabeta, the prevalence of this lanRuace would necessitate the relegation to me scrupheud of every linotype, typewriter and font of type in the civilized worlJ. The Invention of ecientlflc languages ap pear to have much the same fascination a was formerly exerted by the squurlng of the circle or the problem of per petual motion...' Our Birthday Book September 18, 1910. Francis E, Clark, endearingly called "Father Endeavor" Clark, founder of the Christian Endeavor society, wa born Sep tember 12, 1851. Hi father' name wa Charles C. Symmes. and he wa orphaned at the age of I and adopted by hi uncle, B. W. Clark, whose name he assumed. Hannl Taylor, diplomat and historian, is 69 year of age today. He waa born at Newbern, N. C, and is a lawyer by pro fession. He wa L'nlted State minister to Spain, special counsel for the l'nlted State government before the Spanish Treaty Claims commission and before the Alaska Boundary commission. Joshua Levering, merchant prince and phllanthroplrt of Baltimore, Is 66 year old .today. He ran for president on the prohi bition ticket in 1N96, and 1 prominent In charitable organisation. Moat Reverend John J. Keane, archbishop of Dubuque, wa born September 12, 11.19, at Ballyshannon, Ireland. Hla title la Arch- blshop of Damascus, although he I In charge of the ee of Dubuque. Carl J. Ernst, auditor for the Burlington road at Omaha, wa born September II, 1864. at Ooerlit, Prussia. He wa formerly with the company at Lincoln, and ha served on term aa regt of the I'nlverslty of Nebraska. Thomas F. Stroud, manufacturer of dump wagon. I (6 year old today. He was born at Atlanta. 111., and began hi present busi ness here In 18M. which ha grown to large proportions, now under the nam of F. T. Stroud Co.. of which he I president. )amt P. English, county attorney, waa born September 12. IV, at Kenosha, Wis. Ha wa educated at St. Francis seminary, and ha been practicing law alnc lhsO. Alfred J. Latey, superintendent of dallvtry In the Omaha poetofflce, I celebrating hi forty-aecood birthday. He wa born In Salt Iak City. I'tah. and went Into the postal service In lv5. rd ha been supertutondent of delivery slue l&m. Around New York BJppl oa ta entrant of Xlfa aa Sesa la tba Graat Amsrlcsa Metropolis fraaa Day to Day. Cheer up! A rainbow of hnpe srclies the fistic horiion of the Caucasian nice. The i "knell of dmrni" sounded at Itenn waa a false alarm a Sierra pebhle rattling In a tin cnn. Kesioratlon of white supremacy is only a matter of a little time and train ing If the rlRht encouragement is offered -...... tllrBnt ... flKt;e hnors and emoluments, owing to the masculine ccn ceit that pugilism was one branch of hu- man activity, muscular and vocal, which woman would not care to enter. In this In other conceits mere man gets the merry laugh. Woman looms large In the mJily art as a recent demonstration In New York proves and from which while pugdom draws a inaKnuiu of cheer. The feminine wonder is Mrs. Ida Van CIhushcii, pictured a "a handsome young A mason," with quite a record as a vocal combnta-nt, hav ing given Colonel Itoosevelt, when presi dent, a few warm verbal rounds. Mrs. Van Claustten made a business call on the offi cers of the United, States Mortgage and Trust company. The company had some of her money and she wanted It. The offi cers fulled to dig up, or down, and trouble bruke loose on the spot. The World tells what huppened: "Her first victim was Vice 1'resldent lirewer of the trust company. As tho fight experts might put it. she "Just plastered him.' He was reduced to abso lute 'grogglness' when a young clerk Junied in. lie got kicked under a desk. Second Vice President Carl U. Rasmus was the third to 'get his." A right hand hook to the Jaw knocked the banker flat on his back. Tln.il she downed the trust com pany's special officer. It finally took the combined efforts of all tho men to stay her swirl of mighty blows and accurate punches. When it was all over, Mrs. Von. Claussen, her handsome eyes aglare, her gown stained, her fists still clinched, de fled them to dare have her arrested. None called a policeman, and with her shoulders squared arid defiance In every motion of her walk as nhk departed, she got Into a taxlcab and returned to her hotel." Heno'i laurels are fading away. Herr E. Hcyman, a German Jewelry dealer, who has Just reached New York from Bremen, has the laugh on several of Collector Loeb's customs sleuths, When Herr Heynian'a liner arrived at Its pier he was one of the first to place himself in the hands of the Inspectors, The customs man assigned to Inspect his belongings suddenly came upon a blue bag that could easily hold two quarts of green peas. The bag was full of brilliants, and the glare of the first hajidful he fished out almost blinded the customs Inspector. "Diamonds!" he called out In consider able excitement. He motioned for assistance and more cus toms men came up and put their hands In the bag. Then an appraiser hurriedly sum moned, took a look at the stones. "Beads, that's all!" he said. All In all about a dozen bags of the glit tering brilliants were brought to view. "Suppose they were diamonds, what do you think they 'would be worth?" a by stander asked Herr Heyman. "About $1,000,000,000,000," he answered. "Yes, in stage money," murmured the appraiser. Herr Heyman paid 150 duty and left the pier with his glittering beads. Philip Bernstein, boss of a Job of elevator installation In the Fourth National bank building, waa struck by a bag of cement that fell on him as he waa working at the bottom of a shaft. He cautioned the men above to be careful, and went on with hla work. A few minutes later Bernstein, stooping over to adjust some wires, felt the breath knocked out of him a second time. "Hey, you!" he cried to the men above, picking himself up. "D'you want to kill me? Be more careful with those ce ment bags!" 'This ain't no bag It's me!" spoke a voice beside him, and he turned and found he had been Joined suddenly by Louis O'Berg, one of the workmen. O'Berg had fallen through the second floor and landed on BeniBtelna back. Hla head was scratched a little. Bernstein sent to a drug store for some liniment to put on his back, and remained on the Job. The disturbance of the nerve centers of New York by Colonel Roosevelt's rewlnnlng of ?.he west brought quickly from belfry of genius a Bpecilio of great power and com fort. The Inventor Is Henry Wellington Wack, the same who championed Dr. Cook for the regulation legal fee. Mr. Wack salutes his work of art, "the Brooklyn cocktail," In these words: "The Brooklyn Is the nearest approach to the ambrosial nectur of the gods that the magical com pounder of liquid, ventricular Inspiration . )l ii u a fQ, tiril1 1 l.-u.l fn, ,1,a Dii.'aturw sca.I ' . ,,,, , th ' ! a velvet flame and pumps Into one' stom ach with a merry laugh. It sharpen the appetite and the wit and dull the edge of malice. It send worry scampering down the alley of the past. When the Brooklyn become our national drink, rlche and poverty will dance a can-can on the grave of trouble." Here Is the recipe: "Three part gin, one part French and one part Italian vermouth, one-half or one third raspberry syrup. Embalm in a shaker of cracked Ice and shalte the very life Into It. Serve repeatedly, amoklng cold." A fcKEDKD PKKOKDKNT. Colonel Hoeaevelt's Asaaalt on Graft at Chicago. Chicago Tribune: Nothing Theodore Roosevelt ha done In his public career haa been more significant, more timely, nor more courageouly right than hi peremptory refusal to sit down at a publio dinner with William Lortmer. Any man who clings to a public office when hi election I shadowed by fraud, at Lorimer ha clung to his high office of senator, deserves the daggering rebuke he has received from Mr. Roosevelt. A bide no thick that It ha withstood four confession like those c! Holstlaw White, Ileckemeyer and Link hardly will flinch from the brusque treatment of the Hamilton club. It may be doubted if any thine less imperative would have been noticed. Mr. Lorimer doe not withdraw readily. Mr. Roosevelt ha set an example which might be followed to the general benefit If there wa lea complacent acceptance among men of career and personalities like Lorimer' there would be a good deal less unclean politics and unclean busi ne. Honorable men should not be led by an unthinking good nature Into giving so cial recognition to men whose artivltle they know to be hurtful and dangeroua to the public welfare. Huoteveli'i Aatonlhln Vla;or. Philadelphia Leader. How flesh and blood can endure th pro tracted ordeal I an enigma. Roosevelt dearest foe must admit that hi physical resiliency I almott superhuman. Quit apart from tha quantity and quality of hi forensic effort, tha manifestation of vigor Involved In thl atonihing pilgrim's prog ress outdoes any similar activity of which there 1 authentic record alnce th labor of UeicuJe. TOO MICH WORK roH rill NTs, lobbied with Technical Ralea and I Red Tape. Chlcaan Hecord-Hersld. I Prof. Pound's convocation address on the "l.w and the Teopl" l full of pith and I suggestion. It lll repay analysis. Just now, however, only one point In It con , corns us the statement that Americans re a law-ridden people In many respects snd a "lawless" people only In a limited spnse. The charge that e are Indulging In ovrr leglslatlon Is often made, but that Is not what Prof. Pound means by law-ridden. He thinks that give our court too much to do and our executives and law makers too little. At the same time we so regulate, gag and entangle our courts by technical rules and red tape or etiquette that they cannot do any part of their work efficiently. What Is the result? Not "law," either Judge-made or legislature-made, but litigation, conflict, delay, waste, uncer tainty, chaos. In other words, excessive law leada to lawlessness. Just as cruel and draoonlan penalties lead to a riot of crim inality. To some extent our system of government makes us so dependent on our courts, for we have given them the power of annulling legislation as unconstitutional and of re straining executives and administrators by Injunctive writ. Nowhere In Kurope do the courts pass on the work of legislatures, arut nowhere has the Injunction flourished as with us. But, leaving fundamental ques tions on one side. It Is certain that even under our constitutions, state and national, It Is possible to eliminate much of the red tape that paralyce courts and much of the needless division of power that mili tates against administrative efficiency. We can unite the hands of adminlKtrative agencies and Insist that matters of policy are questions for legislators and their con stituents to settle. Public Opinion has amended constitutions "by construction" and will continue so to amend them. Public opinion can effectively . fight the evils of technicality and delay, of abouse of legal power, of perversion or straining of or ganic provisions of law. Public sentiment creates the atmosphere in which judges and lawmakca live and think, along with other human beings, and to public opinion we must look for progress and evolution. CENTER OF I'OPl'LATIOX. Will the Hub shift Gaat, Weat or Month f World s Work. One of the moat Interesting results of the orsus will be the determination of the center of population It has been loitering in Indiana for a generation, unwilling to leave the state of pawpaws and popular nov elists. There are Indication, hovi'VH, that the mysterllousj point may have been attracted toward the west and south, nnd a bare possibility that the Ho.is'er state will be at last forsaken. It is certain that there has been a remarkable growth of clty populatlon In Texas and Oklahoma. It Ik already clear, too, that the increase of city population ha not been so rapid at in the previous decade. The biggest and the most cities are in the east. It would, however, require a Jump of seventy miles for the "center" to clear Indiana, and only once since the census began ha so long a Jump been made. Be tween 185u and I860 the point passed over eighty-one mile. The average ten-year trip is thirty-seven miles, but In the las, decade, 1890 to 1900, only fourteen mile were passed. Always the movement has been toward the west, the path following closely the thirty-ninth parallel of latitude. It waa Just 130 year ago, In 1790, that the center of population waa first located on the eastern shore of Maryland. Ten year later saw it eighteen miles wast of Balti more. The next decade witnessed the ac quisition of the Louisiana territory, a fact which betrayed Itself in a southern trend of the point during the year 1WW and. 1K20. Then it resumed its movement due west, marking spot forty, fifty-five and eighty mile apart. By 1860 It had reached a spot twenty mile aouth of Chllllcothe, O. Then, at first with a slight northward tendency, It passed on for It sojourn near Columbus, Ind. The census makes no effort to show tho oenter of political power, but it may safely be concluded that this also ha not moved toward the east during the decade past. AN OPTIMISTIC NOTB, Ilonefolnes la the Awakralsg of Amrrlras Mind. George Harvey in North American Review. The American people still have tne power. Tneirs also is tne respoiujiunn. Are sign visible that they are evading It? Rather the reverse. Neither of the great political partle I unified In pro posing remedle. One apparently Is rent In twain. But In that ract lie no caue of alarm. The true algniflcanoe Is to the highest degree encouraging. That great problem cannot be resolved In a day, a month or a year, I a patent truth that demand recognition. But vastly more Important 1 the certainty that. In thl country, they cannot be resolved at all except through the application of the best Intelligence of all the people. Hence the hopefulness In the obvlou awakening of mind throughout the land. Already we perceive a growing demand for more competent representation In con gress, for higher standard of fitness in all public official, for closer attention to publio duties, for greater efficiency In every direction. Thl can only mean that acts of those in temporary authority will be more sharply scrutinised and that the people themselves. In order to pan dis cerning criticism, will attain better under standing. Surely, when we consider fur ther that independence and fairness of Judgment are the offspring-, if not, Indeed, essential concomitants, of intelligence, we can find In thl arousal no cause of mis giving; rather, spring of hope and faith In all that pertain to progress and ctvll-liatlon. BENNSYLVaWIA ii LINE S LOW FARE ROUND-TRIP TICKETS DAILY TO New York Gity Atlantic City and other Ocean Resorts, including Asbury Park and Long Branch DIRECT ROUTE OR VIA WASHINGTON WITH STOP-OVERS You can be ticketed through from your home and get the benefit of the Low Fares by asking Agents to route you over Pennsylvania Lines or by communicating with Aaara W. M. KOWUgD, Tra. Fut AgV. SIS Olty SaUoaai Bask Bid., Omasa, Mas. PERSONAL ROTES. On the hottest day In the year Xe Yoik authorities received bids for the removal of snow. Three footpsd set upon a faimer and hf whipped the lot of them. It I safer t.' tackle the city man. who relies more upon the chance to yell for the police than I. put up the best fight there Is In him. David n. HIM 1 7 years old. HI frten,! In Albany look nolle ofthe annlversa'-v and wished him much happiness He Is In good health snd a huy man at the bar. Six yearn sko he took leve of politic ss an active factor In the game. A special Carnegie medal is due t.i two member of the Volunteer Life Suing Corp of New York, who risked their il e In a half-mile swim In East river to rescue a wooden Indian from drowning. So Ur a laugh and a cigar sign , Is their .le le ward. D'Annunslo, the Italian playwright n,l novelist of far from savory reputation. na recently asked to define the difference hr tween a man's first loy n"' bt lust love "The difference." said the Italian. Is tlmt he always think hi first Ime hi las: and his last his first' Mrs. Flora L. Potger. who died r,vritl In Kast Orange. N. J.i left the most of her large estate of a million dollars to Tuskc ge Institute. She left urn of l(t, ,.,(; to a number of orphan asylums and or phan' home. She ha been r'"tnlteitt i many year In charitable wo-k Papa F.lklns expresses great f .in"; , , ... the persistent efforts Of pencil p 'iir- i.. marry his dauahter Kfitberlne. .'. Italian DuKf of Abruczt. .The senium -i there Is no more truth 'fn the present im port thin In those he denied two jenrs ago, and sighs for a rest from the Sis-ltv Six generations of the Burnsteln famllv attended the wedlng of Abraham Puinteln. 22 years old. and Miss Bertha Phlffmar 20, In New York City lant Sunday. Miss f, cilia Hurnstein, 101 year old. wa the senl i member of the party present. She I" tna great-great-great-grandmother of the .bride groom. It Is the desire of Mr. Ann Roberts, who for a year acted tha frwtej- mother of King George of Knglnnd, to go from her home In Poultney. Vt.. to England to pa the remainder of her life there. King George ha made It a point always to see Mrs. Roberts haa lived comfortably, and It la said he will see to It she return to England. Lo Angele is to have a home for young women, to be built by William A. Clark, the copper magnate, formerly United State senator, a a memorial to hi mother, Mary Andrew Clark. The home will cost $.V.- 10. A site has been bouitht and around will be broken this month. Mr. Clark plan I to provide a home for young work ing women, especially those employed In departmeut store and offices, who will be required to pay a moderate weekly rental for apartment. LINES TO A LAUGH. "I think I'll Bend a ton of coaj to every widow In the district. How Is that for a echeme?" "Purty fair. But what If the other candi date send coal to them as ain't wiodw ai yet. They control the votee." Coni-w Journal, "Do you think a memory for dates helps a man?" "Sometime," replied Farmer Corn Teasel, "But not when he Is selllna sorlne- chick ens." Washington Star. i "I don't see hdw you can manage to keep these women's union together as long as the present style of hair draeainu continued." 'What ha hair dreaaln; to do with th union?" .. .. ... , , -Doesn't it make all the places wher women work "rat ottlce?" Baltimore American. Cupid paaned a railroad station and n. moved his hat. "Know anybody In there?" asked . hi friend. Hymen. "No, but that place 1 a great Institution. Mora kissing goe on In there under the excuse of boarding departing train than anywhere In the world." Chicago New. The aalo of the high Drlced and hlirh powered car had been duly effected. i ne purcnaser nesitated a moment. "Aren't you going to open Bomethlna-?" he presently Inquired. "Certainly," the agent replied. And he opened the throttle. Cleveland Plain Dealer. "I'm afraid," ald the friendly adviser, that your speeches havnn't enouch itlnirar in them,"- "You are mistaken."- iVoiled Senator Hor. ghum. "The trouble 1 that people have become so ued to highly spiced remark that they don't notice mere alnaer. What they want I cayenna pepper." Washington Biar. "The position of the Gumbovlea aa lead- era In society leem to be aasuted." "Indeed yea. He ride In a 1911 automo bile, haa been operated on for appendicitis, hla wife ha the hay fever every aumm-jf. and their eldest daughter haa trouble wltn tho customs inspector every tlmo she come bbek from Europe." Chicago Tribune. WHY SHE WON'T WEAR IT. W. D. Nesblt In Life.' IShe will not wear - a hobble skirt; she ay the atyl Is much too . pert, and that no woman of good tast would so deharmonlse her waist; besides, hs &ya ahe think the tyle will last for but a little while, because to any one It seems the fad 1 going to extremes. Whene'er her hobbled nlsters pass he onlv Iga and say: "Ala! How can a lady of good sense Incase herself In that pretense! Just her trip and wobble by! Would I appear In that? Not I! And how the horrid men-folks tare at her a ahe goea her and there! Oh, If she knew Juat what they said I Idea the style I awkward, too, know ahe'd blush a rosy red. He I don't care If they claim 'tis new." And ao ah care fully explnin her preference for fuller train, and for a petticoat that' wide, and . will not b with giggle eyed when she Is trip ping down the street Beside you ee hc ha I I URUE FEET! a