Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, November 30, 1905, Image 3

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121o First regular English Parliament
assembled at Oxford.
1499 Pyrkiu Warbeck , pretender to the
. throne of England , executed at
" * *
1538 Proclamation issued by Henry"
VIII. , declaring Thomas Becket
not a saint.
J572 First Presbyterian meeting house
in England opened.
1021 The little ship Fortune from
Eagland'arrived at Plymouth ,
104-1 Henry McMabonc executed at
Tyburn for conspiring Irish mas
1G5G Treaty of Liebati signed by
Charles X. and the Great Elector.
1G99 Treaty of alliance signed between
Peter of Russia and Augustus II.
of Poland.
1712 Duel between Duke of Hamilton
nad Lord Mohun. Both killed.
17. > 7 Queen Caroline of England died.
1772 Three hundred chests of tea
thrown overboard at Boston be
cause of the duty imposed by
1777 Articles of Confederation of the
United States agreed to. . . .Amer
ican Congress recalled Silas Deane
t from. Paris and appointed John
" ; Adams Passage of the Amer
ican forts on Delaware river by
-the British. Fort Lee , N. J. , on
l ; Ihe Hudson , opposite upper New
York City , captured by the Brit
785 Sir David Wilkie , English paint
er , born ; died 1841.
1789 North Carolina ratified the Con
stitution of the United States.
1790 Catherine II. ( the Great ) , em
press of Russia , died at St. Pe
tersburg ; born 1729.
1797 : Thurlow Weed 'born.
1S05 British said Russian forces land
in Nayle-s.
1808 Napoleon issued a decree declar
ing tlio British Isles in a state of
1811 Great riots at Nottingham , Eng
land John Bright , great Eng
lish statesman , born.
IS13 Battle of Leipsic.
3815 Second Peace of Paris.
1810 Bells of Notre Dame , Paris , bap-
1834 Melbourne ministry dissolved.
1S40 Cracow annexed to Austria.
1S4S Assassination of Count Rossi , first
minister to Piux IX. at Rome.
1849 Steamer Louisiana exploded at
New Orleans. Nearly 100 killed.
S.S52 Labas islands difficulty between
United States and Peru settled.
1857 Relief of Lucknow.
1802 Gen. Sunnier demanded surren
der of Fredcricksburg , Ya.
2.804 Treaty of peace between Den
mark , Prussia and Austria rati-
iicd Gen. Sherman began his
march to the sea.
ISOO First G. A. R. post instituted at
Dccutur , 111.
1870 Duke of Aosta elected King of
2S7U Encyclical letter issued by Pius
IX. against Old Catholics.
2.SS3 Standard time adopted in States
east of the Rocky mountains.
Four standards adjusted to be an
hour apart and to differ by exact
hours from Greenwich were
adopted. The divisions arc east
ern lime , central time. Rockj
mountain time and PaciQc time ,
being respectively 75 degrees , 90
degrees. 1 < 5 degree * and 32Q de
crees west of Greenwich.
1880 Chester Alan Arthur , twenty-first
President of the United States ,
died in New York City ; born 18.,0.
aSSS Rear Admiral Charles II. Bald
win , Union naval veteran , died in
New York City ; born there 1822.
1891 Hx-K ng Milan of Servia re
nounced all rights to the throne.
1893 Town of Kuchan. province of
KJiarassan , Persia , destroyed by
an earthquake ; over 12.000 peo
ple killed.
1894 Jose Salvador , anarchist who
threw bomb in Barcelona thea
ter and killed many persons , par
3897 President McKinley signed the
treaty adopted by the Universal
Postal Congress. . . .Rev. George
Hendricks Hough ton , rector of
Ihe Church of the Transfiguration
( the Little Church Around the
Corner ) , died in New York , aged
3S9S Michigan State Supreme Court
declared boycotting illegal.
1899 Admiral Dewey transferred to
bis wife the Washington house
given him by the American people
Garrctt .A. Ilobart , Vice Pres
ident of the United States , died.
3901 Jtniics J. Jeffries defeated Gus
Ruhlin in a battle for the world's
pugilistic championship at San
390o A. canal treaty with the new re-
pablic of Panama signed at
1904 King Edward VII. of England ar
rived in Portugal on a visit to
King Carlos.
EutlmntcH Arc Mow Completed for
Year Ending June 3O , 1907.
Postmaster General Cortelyou re
cently completed and forwarded to the
Secretary of the Treasury the esti
mates for the Postoflice Department
for the fiscal year ending June 30 ,
1907. They show a reduction of ex
penseswherever it is believed it will
not impair the service , but provision
for development of postal facilities to
meet the growing needs of all sections
of the country. The amount asked for
salaries in the department Is $1,401-
250 , an apparent increase of $01,990
over the current appropriation , but as
$58,300 of this is simply a transfer
from other appropriations the net in
crease is only $3,090. The estimate
submitted for next year is $44,020 less
than the estimate submitted one year
ago. The clerical force of the depart
ment , therefore , will remain practical
ly as it now is during the next fiscal
Estimates for the postal service at
large the field service aggregate
$ lt 3,000,000 , an increase over last
year's appropriation of about $12,000-
000. This iuQreajje represents the nor
mal growth of" the service based utfon
what the postal authorities regard as
the most cai eful and conservative esti
mates. Each succeeding year sees a
large increase in the business of the
department. The principal items in
the increase are the rural delivery ser
vice , railway mail service , compensa
tion to postmasters and their clerks
and the compensation of letter carri
For the maintenance of the rural de
livery service and its proper extension
over $29,000,000 will be required. This
is an increase of $3,000,000 over the ap
propriation for the current year , which
in turn is over $5,000,000more than
that of last year , so that the present
estimate is $1,400,000 less than the in
crease pf the present over the preced
ing year.
The estimates for the railway mail
service and railway mail transportation
call for an increase of about $3,000,000
over the current appropriation.
To provide for the compensation of
postmasters and clerks in postoffices
an increase of nearly $2,000,000 will be
necessary for the coming years , and
for the compensation of city letter car
riers an increase of more than $900,000
will be needed , which is $140,000 less
than the increase of the appropriation
for the present year over that for the
preceding year.
That the extension of 'the pneumatic
tube service is contemplated is shown
by the fact that the estimate carries
$322,000 more than the current appro
The deficit for the fiscal year ended
June 30 , 1905 , was $14,572,584. "If re
cent calculations are as accurate as
they have been frequently in the past , "
says the Postmaster General , "they
afford good reason for believing that
the deficit for the year ending June 30 ,
1900 , will be considerably less. It is
an interesting fact that the total reve
nue for the fiscal year 1905 exceeded
the total expenditures for the fiscal
year 1904 by nearly $500,000. "
Battle Royal Between Pickpockets
and Police in Xew York.
New York City is overrun with pick
pockets. According to Captain McCau-
ley , of the detective bureau , from fifteen
to twenty suspects are arrested daily
and a battle royal is going on between
the police and the light-fingered gentry.
Night and day every part of the city is
covered with Commissioner McAdoo's
men , and it is an exceptionally alert pick
pocket who does not walk into the net.
Every car line in the city has its detect
ives. They work in pairs covering their
section , which varies according to tha
The preferred field of activity of pro
fessional pickpockets is the crowded
street cars. Most often the woman with
children is the victim of their operations.
The pickpocket , who is oftentimes a
woman , will play with the children or
engage them in conversation , to distract
the mother's attention. When she does
this successfully her confederates seize
the opportunity to "sneak * ' her pocket-
Look and make off.
Most of the professional pickpockets
work in groups , ' and every clique has
its specialty. For instance , a pickpock
et who would "sneak" a pocketbook
would seldom attempt to purloin a watch
or a diamond scarfpiu. Some thieves
have a mania for diamond scarfpins and
would never think of touching anything
else. Most thieves prefer the pocket-
book , as there is less danger of their
theft becoming known. One pickpocket
at headquarters explained that he would
never run the risk of "lifting" a watch ,
because , he said , "people make a good
deal more fuss about losing their watch
than they would a pocketbook or any
thing else.
Nearly 5,000 photographs in the
rogues' gallery at' the detective head
quarters , of men and "women who ply
the profession of "dipping , " as they
themselves term it , testify to the in
creasing number of members of the
light-fingered gentry.
Brief Kewa Items , f
One person was killed and nearly 200
were injured by socialist riots in Prague.
According to specifications sent to the
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce ,
Manila is to have iifty-tAvo miles of sew
ers and ten miles of forty-two-inch water
C. D. Crawford , convicted of having
murdered Heine Lundin in a box car
at Elk River , Minn. , mustdie Dec. 5.
Gov. Johnson fixed that date for the
Mrs. Arthur M : ssengil of Oil Valley ,
Ky.j was burned to death and her hus
band and sister-in-law fatally injured
in a blaze caused by starting a fire with
Raisuli , tho Morocco baadit , has cap
tured a wealthy Moor named Abdeslam
Akahbon , whom he holds for ransom.
Raisula got $70.000 for the release of
The ordinary Cuban bricklayer does
well if he can put up 500 bricks a
day. The American on rough work can
lay 1,800.
There are about 34,000 carpenters in
Cuba. Good men are paid from $1.50 to
$2 a day in the cities ; in the smaller
places they work for much less.
Thirty-two new cigar factories were
started during October in Pennsylva
nia , as against 18 in September , 30 in
October , 1904 , and 31 in October , 1903.
A few days ago James B. and Joseph
G. Murphy , merchant tailors' Chicago ,
were held for the grand jury for misuse
of the label of the United Garment
. Nine more companies , employing over
3,000 men , are dismissing their working
force and leaving Chicago forever , for
the country , on account of the ceaseless
labor troubles.
Belgian female workers on hand-made
lace earn but from 25 to 30 cents a day
of twelve to fifteen hours' work. In
eastern Flanders the wages are still
lower , ranging from 10 to 20 cents a
day. . .
The general membership of the Broth-
erhcod of Painters , Paperhangers and
Decorators by a majority of 19,000 has
voted to hold a convention during the
coming winter. Memphis , Tenn. , will
probably be Ihe place. The union has
not held a convention in four years.
Boston lodge of machinists has ac
cepted the recent wage increase given
by the N. . Y. , N. H. & H. R. R. , and
which will increase the machinists' pay
roll of that system just $17,000 a year.
The increase will not interfere with the
increase expected May 1 of next year ,
it is said.
The annual report of the New York
State Commission on Prisons for 1904
shows that all inmates able to work
were employed ; that the sales of manu
factured articles for the year amounted
to $708,828 , and that not one dollar's
worth of prison-made goods was sold in
the open market.
The United States District Attorney of
New York has caused the arrest of elev
en heads of manufacturing concerns of
that city on warrants charging them
with having conspired , through the me
dium of an employers' association , to
violate the alien contract labor law by
the importation of foreign workmen.
The printers have adopted the follow
ing slogan in the present eight-hour cam
paign : "We propose to sell to the em
ployer S hours out of 24 , and we will
do as we please with the remaining 10. "
This is the union printers' answer to
the aspersions made upon the union by
its opponents in their effort to cast odi
um upon the movement of tho men for
the shorter workday.
A joint convention of the United Mine
Workers of the three anthracite dis
tricts will be held at Sharnokin , Pa. ,
beginning Thursday , Dec. 14. This con
vention will formulate the demands to
be presented to the operators next
spring. The chief demands will be as
follows : An eight-hour workday ; wage
payments according to weight ; uniform
wages for all employes ; a uniform scale
for rock slate , water and dead work ;
an agreement between the United Mine
Workers and the operators.
At the close of 1904 , England , Scot
land and Ireland , with a population of
41,500,000 , had a trade union member
ship of 1,902,308. In other words , 1 in '
22 of the population was a trade union- ,
ist. In Germany there were 1,270,831
trade unionists in a population of 50i i
400,000 , or 1 in 44. In France , with a '
population of 38,300,000 , there are 715i i
570 trade unionists , or 1 to 53. * Italy ,
with 32,500,000 population , reports 181-
230 members of trade unions , or 1 to
ISO. In Austria the trade unions have
177,592 members in a population of 20-
150,000 , or 1 to 150. Spain has a pop- ,
ulation of 18,000,000 and a trade union
membership of 05,900 , or 1 to 330. Hun
gary has 52,140 trade unionists in a pop
ulation of 19,500,000 , or 1 to 300. In
Denmark the ratio is 1 to 28 , and in :
New South Wales 1 to 21.
Son of Chicago Millionaire Mer
chant Meet.s with Accident.
Marshall Field , Jr. , son of the Chi- '
cago merchant and millionaire , accident
ally shot himself while cleaning a re
volver at his home , 1919 Prairie ave
nue , Wednesday evening. The bullet
struck Mr. Field on the left side. Had
it been the fraction of an inch lower
it wouldhave , passed through the ab
domen. As it was it perforated the liver.
The course of the bullet was straight
and it was recovered near the spinal
James Lowe , a butler , was the first to
reach Mr. Field's side. The bu.tler was
on the first floor of the Field residence.
He was attending to his duties. Mr.
Field was alone in his bedchamber. Mrs.
Field was calling upon friends. Mr.
Field had gone to his room about 5
o'clock. The butler heard him as he
walked about the room fof half an hour.
Then came silence. Suddenly there came
the sound of a shot. The butler was
silent for a moment. Then cries for
help came from Mr. Field's room. A
second and the butler was up the steps.
As he entered the bedchamber he saw
the body of the young millionaire lying
upon the floor.
"What has happened ? " gasped the
butler , as Mr. Field groaned in the ef
fort to recover himself.
"I shot myself , " said Mr. Field , slow
ly and with difficulty. "I shot myself
with that revolver accidentally. "
Miss Helen Gould presided at a special
sailors' service held in the naval branch
of the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion in Brooklyn , and spoke words of
welcome from the platform to about
200 blue jackets from the British squad
Governor Toole of Montana issued n
requisition upon the Governor of North
Dakota for the return to Montana of
Mayor W. II. Denny of Williston , N. D. ,
who is accused of having participated in
the operations of a band of horse thieves
that is said to have stolen 1,000 animals *
Ml us ainuil Reese of Chicago Find *
Thief in Her l-'lat uml I.s Shot.
Miss Maud Reese , while trying to cap
ture a burglar , was murdered by him hi
her home in Chicago Tuesday night She
fell on the fioor within a few feet of
her companion , a woman almost blind.
Miss Reese , who was 25 years old and
employed as a stenographer in the legal
department of the Union Traction Com
pany , accompanied by Mrs. M. M.
Baumgartner , had been in the flat less
than a minute when the murderer fired
the fatal shot in the dark.
Miss Reese lived in the Oat with her
sister , Anna , a nurse. Earlier in the
day the sisters had received antelegram
from their brother-in-law at Green River ,
111. , saying their sister , his wife , was ill.
Anna Reese decided to go. Miss Maud
Reese , who never had been alone in the
fiat at night , telephoned to Mrs. Bauni-
gartner , who consented to meet Miss
Reese at the Union Traction Company's
office. Mrs. Baumgartncr is under treat-
' inent for her eyes and her sight is im
paired. The women reached the flat af
ter dark , having left the oflice at about
5 p. m.
Miss Reese unlocked the door and
both stepped in. In a moment Miss
Reese her companion , "I
believe there is some one in the house.
Can'J ; you hear some one moving ? "
Noise of feet could be plainly heard ia
the kitchen in the rea.v of the flat.
J "Be quipt. You stay liere while I go
I to see Wiat it is , " whispered Miss Reese.
Mrs. Baumgartner heard her friend's
firm steps on the bare oak floor of the
hallway leading to the kitchen. A mo
ment later there was a scream , followed
by a man's threatening yeice.
"He'lpf Helpr * came from tlio kitch
en. Then there were an overturning of
chairs and a crashing of dishes. Almost
at the same time a man came running
toward the front door , talking in a low ,
gruff voice and evidently struggling to
get away. Miss Reese was either hold-
I ing on to him or was being dragged by
him. Above the noise the man's voice
sounded finally :
"Let go of me or I'll shoot ! "
Mrs. Baumgarlner said she saw the
dim outlines of the burglar's back and
his hand reaching for a pocket. A shot
rang through the flat. Miss Reese fell
to the floor with a gasp. Turning an
grily and cursing , the man ran toward
the kitchen. The sound of crashing
glass indicated his escape out of a win
dow. People from other flats in the
building soon ran to the scene. After
the gas was lighted Miss Reese's body
was found lying on the floor near the
entrance so that the door could not be
opened until it was moved. A telephone
call was sent to the Sheffield avenue
station and fifteen minutes later the po
lice began to arrive.
Hermit Kingdom May Disappear
from Family of Natlonx.
After having been more or less bullied
for centuries by the neighbors , Korea
seems about to disappear from the fam
ily of nations. The process already has
begun and tho next few years may sea
one of the oldest of the ancient civiliza
tions wiped off the map.
The steps leading up to this unique re
sult follow logically upon Japan's effort
to make the country a colonizing ground
for its own surplus population. The
Korean emperor and his foreign minister ,
Pakchisun , have resisted Japanese meth
ods of government and publicly denounc
ed them as outraging all tho spirits of
their noble ancestors , but without avail.
Last week Japanese guards surrounded
the emperor's palace , made him prisoner
and compelled him to sign an agree
ment , Japan having previously mollified
most of his advisers with substantial
sums of money. The agreement provides
that a Japanese administrator shall gov
ern Korea "under the emperor" and
that all Korean treaty ports and diplo
matic affairs shall be henceforth in Jap
anese hands.
This is evidently the beginning of the
end for Korea , says the Chicago News.
Japanese armies have overrun it in past
ages. For centuries it bowed in meek
submission to China and regularly sent j
its envoys on pilgrimages to inquire tenI I
dcrly after the well being of China's
rulers , contemporaneous and ancestral.
History records occasions when it had to
go into public mourning for its failure
to show proper respect to its suzerain.
When , as a result of the war between
Japan and China , it gained a measure
of independence from this vassalage it
found itself on the point of being ab
sorbed by Russia.Now it meets mani
fest destiny in the form of Japanese am
bition , for how the Japanese adminis
trator who is to govern "under the em
peror" will run things is reasonably
clear. It is true that this is all at vari
ance "with the Japanese treaty stipula
tion , guaranteeing the integrity and au
tonomy of Korea. But , as every one
knows , treaty agreements are binding
only when there are ships and guns to
back them up.
The cruiser Marblehead was damaged
by a collision with the refrigerator ship
Celtic at Mare. Island.
King Edward's birthday was cele
brated at Cornell University by an ad
dress to the student body by E. S. Wil-
lard , the English actor.
James O'Connell , president of the In
ternational Machinists' Association , has
announced in Pittsburg that he has been
re-elected by tho referendum vote of the
locals. P. J. Condon is first vice presi
dent and George Preston secretary-treas
Senator McCandless and others in
Honolulu have sent a protest to Presi
dent Roosevelt against the territorial
loan Secretary Atkinson is seeking ap
The Canadian Pacific Railway Com
pany is planning new fast steamers that
will cut the voj'age between Vancouver
and Hongkong to sixteen days instead of
Jealous because his sweetheart , Emma
Laclair , received attention from another
man , Val M. Webster of Enfield , N. H. ,
shot and killed the young woman and
ended his own life.
Year's Gridiron Victims 3Tnm-
l > er 1 < > A iNt of Dead.
Ten deaths from injuries received
on the gridiron is the foot-ball harvest
to date. Besides tho deaths and the
fatally injured there is hardly a team
In the country which can boast eleven
perfectly sound men.
Fifty-nine recorded deaths is the list
of foot-ball fatalities so far for the
twentieth coutnry. Exclusive of the
present season , 539 wearers of the
moleskin have received injuries on the
field , more or less severe. The fatal
ities recorded are those that occurred
during the season , but in many in
stances death has followed after
months of suffering from injuries.
The death list for 1905 , with the
hard matches yet to come , is as fol
lows , in each instance the victims be
ing members of high school or small
college tpams :
Bryant , James Edward , member
Canon City , Col. , high school team ;
killed in game with Florence , Col. , high
school Oct. 19.
Decker , Miss Bernadotte. IS years of
age ; killed in girls' football game at
Cumberland , Md. , Nov. 2.
Dondero , John C , , Jewett City , Conn. ;
killed in game with Willimatic , Oct. 22.
Knight. Horatio T. , member * of 1905
team at Phillips Exeter Academy ; died
Nov. 9 from meningitis , superinduced by
injui'ies sustained in a game in the in-
terclass series , Nov. 4.
Norgaard , Herman G. , member Coun
cil Bluffs , Iowa , high school team ; died
fov. 10 from injuries to the brain re
ceived in a game at Harlan , Iowa ,
Oct. 20.
Squires , James , Alton , 111. , high school
team ; died Nov. 0 from injuries received
in a game with East St. Louis high
school Oct. 21.
Summergill , John S. , Franklin Col
lege , Chester , Pa. ; kicked in stomach [
during football game Oct. 8 , and died
soon afterward.
Van Bokkalen , Clarence , 17 years old ;
member Santa Clara , Cal. , high school
team ; killed Nov. 4 in game with San j
Jose high school that was remarkable
for its brutality ; several other players
were seriously injured.
Wise , Leslie ; killed in school game at
Milwaukee , Oct. 28.
Wise , Vernon , Oak Park , 111. ; died two
hours after receiving injuries in a game
between Oak Park high school and the :
second team of Hyde Park high school
Nov. 3.
In nearly every instance the deaths
have led to the abandonment of foot
ball by the high schools and smaller
colleges to which the ten victims be
longed , and a movement has started
for a modification of the rules for use ,
in the secondary schools where the
youth of the teams makes the college
game too strong a tax on immature
bodies and unseasoned muscles.
End of Rcnmrk2.ole Career an Form
er and Thief.
Newton C. Dougherty , former bank
er and superintendent of schools of
Peoria. 111. , Friday pleaded guilty to
five of the forgery
charges against
him and was with
out delay taken to
the Joliet peniten- !
tiary. He appear
ed before Judge
Worthington , en
tered his plea and
was given a sen
tence of from one
to fourteen years
N. c. uouGHEKrv. on each of the five
counts , the same to be concurrent.
Dougherty's action was unexpected ,
he having pleaded not guilty to the
same charges. But the refusal of
Judge Worthingtou to quash the in
dictments against him and the fact
that the grand jury was in session
ready to return others that would be
free of any of the errors charged in
the first so tightened the coils around
the prisoner that he could see no way
out. He therefore threw himself upon
the mercy of the court.
This marks the closing scenes of the
most astounding school fund robbery
ever brought to public notice. For
twenty-five years Newton C. Dougher
ty as city superintendent and for near- ,
ly twenty years as secretary of the , [
board , had almost absolute control of ' !
the school funds. He issued scrip and
handled notes and checks as it" they
were his own property. As president
ofthe' Peoria National Bank he was
enabled to cover up his peculations in
such good shape that from June 30.
1904 , to June 30. 1905 , the school fund
' 1
shortage amounted to ? 94,000. While
not all of the books of the board have j j
yet been examined by a special auditj j I i
ing committee now at work , it us cur- j
rently believed that the aggregate
amount of money taken will reach
Various methods were taken to cov
er up the stealings. Bills were made
out to fictitious persons and cashed by
herty. School teachers and cashed
Dougherty. School teachers long dead
or removed were still carried on the
rolls. Some of the teachers were car
ried under two or three names. Sup
plies enough for the schools of Chi
cago were paid for by the board and
Dougherty got the money.
And now the man who was consid-
ered the brightest school superintend
ent in the country , the trusted friend
of college presidents and of school
men high up. of church men of all
creeds , who was looked up to as a
model mah in ev ry particular and R
financier of rare ability , is in for a
long sojourn in Joliet prison.
From Far and Near ,
The will of Miss Caroline Richmond
of Providence , R. I. , gives the American
Unitarian Assochtton 318,000.
The Mutual Life should be renamed
"The McCurdy Living. " Atlanta
All friends of free government
should unite to advise and assist tho
people of Russia. Dallas News.
Making Billy Loeb official purveyor
of all government news is rather a
late adoption of the Russian method.
Pittsburg Post.
Our Audubon societies have now
succeeded in getting every sort of bird
pretty well protected except the stork.
New York Mail.
President McCall says that there arc
two sides to the insurance business ,
but he seems to hate awfully to show
the inside. Atlanta Journal.
Now that "Pat" Crowe is safe la
jail , there hardly seems to be any rea
son for retaining the Omaha police
force. Kansas City Times.
The Czar is handing out pardons as
freely as a candidate gives away elec
tion cigars. And his object is the same
r-rto win popular favor , Kansas City
Journal. _ js
As we understand it , the public
would have been willing to forgive Pat
Crowe if only he had kidnapped Mr.
John A. McCall or Mr. Richard A. Mc
Curdy. Atlanta Journal.
Also it should be borne in mind that
'ft irritated too much McCall , McCurdy
et al. may decide next time just to let
the blamed old country go to the bow-
i.wows. . Indianapolis News.
Robert A. McCurdy says a life in
surance company is an eleemosynary
institution. This intimates that the pol-
icy holder will get his dividends In
heaven. Des Moines News.
Arizona preachers want a clause in
the State constitution making prohibi
tion perpetual. At that rate the bal
ance of Arizona probably won't want
statehood. Atlanta Journal.
Goldwin Smith , to encourage matrl-
mony , believes that two votes should
be given to every married man. Now
what has the woman suffragist to say ,
to that ? Houston Chronicle.
Minneapolis is a well-advertised
town , but the recrudescence of Doc
Ames is not one of the advertisements
to which the thoughtful citizens point
with pride. Duluth News Tribune.
It is no doubt interesting to Mr.
Bryan to learn that had he been elect
ed in 1890 or 1900 it would have been
a great joke on the companies in
which he was insured. Kansas City
The cotton growers have shown the
Wall streeters that they can do Borne-
thing despite the money they have up
there. The South is getting to be
fine on "show'ing. " Columbus ( Ga. )
It is announced that the cashier of
the Enterprise Bank at Pittsburg left
a confession , and the depositors will
at once proceed to feel glad that some
thing is left. Philadelphia Evening
A Kansas man who invested § 7,500
in a farm cleared up a net profit of
$5,000 in two years. Almost , but not
quite , as good as being president of a
life insurance company. Colorado
Springs Gazette.
It is important not to forget that the
grafter is a grafter , first , last and al
ways , and that , he calls himself a
Democrat or a Republican merely as
a matter of convenience. Chicago
An exchange remarks that in all his
S9 years of successful life Uncle Rus
sell Sage has never been accused , of
handing out tainted money to churches
and charitable organizations. Duluth
News and Tribune.
Joseph H. Choate tells usthat we
are working too hard and too fast and
doing too much. He would probably
be jogging along at the same clip as
the rest of us if he needed the money
as badly. Buffalo Times.
Maybe Secretary Taft wfll see some
things in Panama that need long-dis
tance repairs from Washington. If he
succeeds in starting the digging in
earnest he will do a great service to
the nation. Birmingham News.
The Rev. Dr. Huntington , of New-
York , says that one is not authorized
to assume that there are any "female
angels , " while the fact is that every
man has known one female angel , and.
many men have known dozens , while
no man has ever come across a male
angel. .uouisville Post.
Paul Morton contends that publicity
is the only certain cure for corpora
tion , evils. In a few years the news
papers will be printing certificates like
this from prominent trust magnates :
"The doctors could do nothing for me.
I was run down and nearly all in ,
when chance put me next to a bottle
of your celebrated keep-it-before-peo-
ple remedy. I do not hesitate to say
that it saved my constitution and by
laws' " St Louis Globe-DeinocraL
Friends of President McCall of the
New York Life say he is a poor man
and in debt. If that be true , Mr. Mc
Call ought to ask those friends to
kick him. He was simply a fool to
waste all the money he got. Birming
ham Ledger. -
The story that. Cole Younger , the ex-
bandit , had reformed was premature ,
and now , alas ! is not likely erer to
come true. He has secured a street
railway franchise and started out to
bond and otherwise exploit it Port
land Oresonian.