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The drop' In the price of eggs seems to
Indicate that the ben trust la not aa
successful aa some of Its rivals.
Anyone Vho can tell them "Where
they are at" will confer a favor upon
Senators Tillman and McLaurin.
Henry Watterson saya democracy
'must get away from visionary theories.
How can it do it while it sticks to
Jerry Simpson expresses the opinion
that populism should be burled beside
democracy.. The only trouble la that
democracy Insists upon disturbing the
quiet of the cemetery. ' .'
Prince Henry baa been given the f ree
tfom of Greater New York and It hasn't
cont him a cent. Just Imagine Tam
many giving away such a valuable
privilege, If It were atlll In power. 1
Congressman Moody of Massachusetts
Is suggested as the probable successor
of Secretary Long when that official re
tires. What's the matter with Iowa t
"Has It run out of cabinet materia)?
The socialists are . first In the field
In the South Omaha municipal cam
paign with a complete city ticket The
socialists are determined not to let the
public forget that they are on earth.
The people of Germany- are highly
pleased with the reception accorded by
our people to Prince Henry. They cer
tainly should be, for no other guest
ever received a more cordial welcome. ,
. The woman's suffrage bill Is around
the first turn in the Iowa legislature.
This la not the first time It baa lead
. through one house of the legislature, but
the course has always proven too long
la the past
If the reception committees had
wanted to make sure of the best brand
of weather for the events In honor of
Prince Henry, they should have, trans
planted the program (from New York
to Omaha, . x
The only Inference remaining Is that
the story given out by the auditorium
directory about an opportunity to sell
the auditorium site at an advance of
$25,000 over what was planted In It waa
nothing but a bluff.
If the Indicted members of the South
Omaha school board are not satisfied
with a vindication through a technical
loophole in the Indictment they might
try (or renomlnation at the coming
Count Castellane advises the United
States to buy the Panama canal. The
count would probably buy it himself
If it were not for the fact his account is
now overdrawn and the owners of the
canal do not care to sell It on credit
The Omaha Commercial club Is to re
new Its trade ' cultivation excursions.
Nothing can genre better to cement bus!
ness relatloua between us and the
merchants In surrounding towna than
such tangible evidence of our Interest
in their welfare. This is fully realized
by our trade competitors and the only
way is to meet them on their own
The city comptroller thinks It foolish
economy to save the money that would
be necessary to print the annual reports
of all of the different departments of the
municipal government That depends
entirely on the contents of the reports.
If a correct report of the municipal debt
can counteract the damage done by the
fictitious flgurea published and cir
culated by the comptroller, such a re
port ought to be printed.
We are having a le-mon in Interna
tional courtesy and good will which
promises to be fruitful of benefits. In
deed It has already bad a wholesome
effect' upon German sentiment as seen
In the now friendly expressions of news
papers that were before hostile to this
country and persistent In their efforts
to create In Germany an unfriendly
public sentiment toward this country.
We have shown the German people that
we are broad-minded and generous and
that our past assurances of friendship
were generous and sincere. That this
manifestation of our hearty regard for
those people, of our high appreciation
of their character and of our earnest
desire to perpetuate good relations will
be long remembered by them there can
not be a reasonable doubt
And In all that has taken place In
connection with the reception of Prince
Henry there Is nothing unrepubllcan,
nothing Inconsistent with the character
of our Institutions. In showing proper
respect to the representative of a great
and friendly nation, here on a mission
of friendship, there la so homage paid
to royalty as such. The Germans are
proud of the Hohenzollerns, who have
been In no slight measure the creators
of the new Germany, and In doing
honor to a member of that house we
honor the whole German people. . Per
sonally, Prince Henry appears to be a
man In every way worthy of respect
He conducts himself with notable good
sense and the sincerity of hlB expres
sions of friendship and good will Is un
questionable. We believe all right
thinking Americans will approve what
was said by President Roosevelt In
thanking the prince for having taken
step "which naturally must knit
closer together the two great nations
whose friendship means so much for
the future welfare of the entire world."
That Germany and the United States
will better understand each other as
the result of Prince Henry's visit we
think can be reasonably, assumed.
While we have shown In the strongest
possible way that we are heartily
friendly to the German nation, . at the
same time we have learned that the
United States haa no more cordial
friend and well-wisher In Europe than
Emperor William. With both nations
anxious to cultivate friendship the con
tinuance Indefinitely of the present good
relations seems assured.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA SENATORS.
The . question as to how the senate
shall punish the South Carolina sena
tors will probably be decided by sub
jecting them simply to censure. , This
seems a mild penalty for the outrageous
conduct of Tillman, for which there can
be no palliation, but as there Is little
disposition to .punish as the offense
would justify, ' either by suspension or
expulsion, and as it is absolutely nec
essary to the dignity and self-respect of
the senate that something be done, It
will doubtless be concluded that censure
will answer the purpose. In that case
the republicans contend that the rebuke
to Tillman should be more severe than
that administered to McLaurin and fair-
minded men generally will agree with
Unquestionably the offense of Mc
Laurin, In characterizing as a He the
statement . made by Tillman imputing
corruption on the part of the former,
was serious, but It waa mild in com
parison to the personal assault made
by Tillman. That was ah act which
to the last degree outraged the dignity
of the senate & piece of ruffianly
rowdyism characteristic of the man and
which was utterly disgraceful. It Is to
be borne In mind that Tillman delib
erately provoked the trouble by repeat
ing a charge which McLaurin had more
than once denied, thus the former waa
plainly the aggressor and therefore de
serves the more severe rebuke.
There is little to respect in either of
the South Carolina senators. They are
no credit to their state and of no great
consequence In their official capacity
But In this latest exhibition of their hos
tillty Tillman stands in a far worse
light than McLaurin.
INTERSTATE LAW AMENDMENT.
'Consideration of the bills that have
been introduced in congress for amend
ing the Interstate commerce law may be
expected soon and there appears to be
favorable prospect of legislation in this
direction at the present session. That
there should be Is believed by every
body except those railroad managers
who profess to think that the law as It
stands is sufficient and that the com
mission is to blame for its non-enforce
ment These urge that the law does
not need amending, so as to give the
commlslon greater powers, but that all
that Is required to render the law effect
ive is proper effort on the part of the
commission to enforce it On the other
band, the shippers of the country, with
practical unanimity, demand that the
law be strengthened and the authority
of the commission increased.
There are important differences be
tween the bill introduced - by Senator
Elklns and the one introduced by Sena
tor Nelson, the latter measure having
also been Introduced In the bouse. The
Elklns bill represents the railroad Ideas
on the subject while the other measure
expresses the Ideas of the commercial
Interests, having been prepared by the
executive committee of the Interstate
Commerce Law convention. This meas
ure prescribes two years as the time
within which the order of the com mis
slon shall be effective, ' whereas ' the
Elklns bill limits the time to one year,
which Is hardly sufficient for proper
protection of the public. The Elklns
bill provides that an order of the com
mission shall be suspended pending pro
ccediugs In review in court unless other
wise ordered. The Nelson bill provides
that the filing by the carrier of a petl
tlon for review shall of Itself suspend
the order for thirty days and that the
Icourt may further suspend such order
If found to be based upon error of law
or unjust or unreasonable upon the
facts. The Elklns bill authorises pool
ing agreements and would repeal the
antl pooling provision f the interstate
commerce act The Nelson bill con
tains nothing In regard to traffic agree
ments and there Is no doubt that a very
large majority of shippers are In favor
of keeping in force the anti-pooling
clause of the Interstate commerce act.
In the matter of pena'.ty the Elklns bill
provides for a minimum fine of $1,000,
while the Nelson bill provides for a
minimum penalty of $3,000, which is
small enough to insure the proper ob
servance of the law.
The demand that the Interstate com
merce act be strengthened Is strongly
supported In the final report of the In
dustrial commission, which gave thor
ough consideration to the subject The
report recommends, as necessary to the
correction of existing abuses that "the
authority of the Interstate Commerce
commission, necessary for the adequate
protection of shippers and clearly In
tended by the frauiers of the law, be
restored and that the powers and func
tions of the commission be enlarged."
The unqualified expression of the In
dustrial commission In favor of amend
ing the law ought to have great weight
with congress, as It certainly has with
the public. It will be welL however,
for the shippers of the country to strenu
ously urge their demand In every prac
ticable way, In order to overcome the
railroad Influence that Is constantly ac
tive. TBS PRINCIPLE OF COMPENSATION.
The most Important feature of the
proposed extension of the electric light
ing contract is Its recognition of the
principle of compensation to the city
for the franchise rights enjoyed by the
lighting company. Under Its provisions
the new contract stipulates for the
payment into the city treasury of a
royalty of 3 per cent of the gross reve
nue derived from the sales of commer
cial lights to private consumers In the
city. While the stipulation has a prece
dent in the royalty clause of the gas
franchise contract it is a distinct step
in advance in that it establishes the
principle of compensation as one of the
prerequisites In all future dealings be
tween the city and the franchlsed cor
It Is only fair that the people of
Omaha should know that they owe to
Mayor Moores the application of this
idea to the present adjustment of the
electric lighting controversy. To the
mayor's insistence that he wouW not
approve any extension that did not in
clude some measure of compensation for
franchise rights is due the concession
on the part of the electric lighting com
pany. Whether 3 per cent is an ade
quate compensation may bo subject to
a difference of opinion, but the admis
sion of the principle of compensation at
all Is the most notable achievement
What a royalty on ' the 'revenues of
franchlsed corporations means can be
seen In Omaha's experience with the
gas franchise granted under Mayor
Bemts. This franchise provides for 'the
payment of a royalty of 5 cents on each
thousand cubic feet o'f gas sold to pri
vate consumers. The contract has been
In force eight years and approximately
$100,000 has been turned Into the city
treasury under its terms. The 3 per
cent provided for In the proposed elec
tric lighting contract is substantially
equivalent to the 5 cents per thousand
cubic feet on the gas franchise contract
The problem of the municipal fran
chises has not yet been satisfactorily
solved In our American cities, but the
sentiment has become general that
franchises are property rights from
which the public should gain some rev
enue. Even those who believe that
municipal ownership and operation is
the final goal realize that the average
city like Omaha Is not yet in a position
to undertake this work itself, and in the
Interval the only proper course to pur
sue is through regulation and the en
forcement of the principle of compensa
tion. Omaha may now be considered
fairly iff line with the modern trend of
thought on this subject
Ex-Police Judge Gordon Is meeting
with successive rebuffs that would be
decidedly discouraging to anyone with
less innate stubbornness. His appeal to
the courts to enjoin the mayor from
drawing the salary allotted to bim in the
charter has been refused and his effort
to stop the pay of his successor, chosen
by the people to preside, over the police
court, has met with failure.- The im
perturbabie Gordon, however, con
tinues to present himself from day to day
at the police station and to go through
the movements of holding a mock court
In which he. is the only participant
Gordon Is simply another example of
the man, who, having by accident been
attached to a public salary so long, be
comes . Imbued with the Idea that the
public owes him a perpetual living with
The Minnesota legislature has de
feated the proposed new tax law, which
It was especially called together to
adopt. Laws Intended to equalise the
tax burdens naturally array against
them ail interests favored under exist
ing measures and for this reason no
comprehensive measures can be adopted
except with a struggle. Nebraska has
suffered for years from tax abuses with
no present prospect of relief. But a leg
Islature will be elected soon on the Issue
If the people only wake up to he In
Iqulty of the present system.
Referring to the results of the repub
lican city primaries just held in Lin
coin, the Journal of that city expresses
the. hope that the election of the candl
dates nominated "Will put a stO tojthe
scandals that have of late created so
unpleasant an odor about the city build
ing." Think of it! Scandals In Lin
coin's .municipal government! Unpleas
ant odors about Lin cola's city building!
And this admission made In a paper that
has gone Into convulsive hysterics when
The Bee has ventured to remark on
the tainted atmosphere In the vicinity
of the state capltol. Is It possible that
the Journal Is coming to realize that In
Its solicitude for the moral reform of
Omaha It has been shutting Its eyes. If
not holding Its nose, against odoriferous
scandals In Its own back yard?
The report of the Chicago stock yards
for the past year shows that the number
of head of stock handled as well as their
value was the greatest In the history of
the yards. The same Is true of all the
other great live stock centers. The cry
that there is a shortage of stock does
not therefore, appear to have any good
foundation in fact The added ability
of the people to consume, due to the
prosperous times, is the factor which
has been most potent in raising prices
and unless present conditions are re
versed there Is every prospect that the
growers of livestock will continue to
prosper because the people will be able
to buy even at the enhanced price.
One railroad company announces that
It has contracted to transport 100,000
head of cattle from Texas to the ranges
of South Dakota and Montana this
spring. , Good prices for cattle, combined
with conditions which have rendered an
unusually large proportion of the north
ern cattle marketable have depleted
these ranges and opened up room for
herds from sections not so well favored.
When these cattle are ready for the
market Omaha will get its share of the
Every congressional district in Ne
braska gave republican majorities at the
last election. That is the explanation
for the unusual activity already mani
fested among aspirants for congres
sional nominations on the republican
ticket this year.
Flattered, bat Not Smitten.
. New York World.
Miss Columbia blushtngly acknowledges
the marked attentions of Germany, Russia,
ungiana ana me rest and softly murmurs,
ni be a sister to you."
, Speculative Charare Discredited.
Bt Louis Republics.
Keep In mind the plain fact that In the
event of the success of the federal suit to
prevent the Northwestern railway merger
there will be ao injury to the earning ca
pacity or actual assets of the railroads.
This announcement is made from New York
and discredits the charge that President
Roosevelt's policy la antagonistic to legiti
mate business Interests.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
It is reported that Russia haa promptly
Informed the State department that Amer
icans need not be anxious concerning Man
churls, Just bow much this relieves Mr.
Hay's feelings may not be known, but It Is
probably true that all this country may
fairly ask for can be had without difficulty,
particularly II our government continues
to indulge in no , threats against the one
great power whose military position In
northern and eastern Asia is Impregnable.
Dimensions of a Rake-OS,
The figures show that .the average cost
of the 69,996 horses and mules purchased
for the United .States army during the last
four years was $88.90, while the British
agents during the Boer war have purchased
more than three times as many animals In
this country and paid for them an average
of 1139. It Is asserted, also, that animals
rejected by the American purchasing agents
were readily accepted by the British. It is
none of our business, but one would think
the English would feel sensitive about such
reports. , -
HE'S ALL RIGHT."
Democratic Wr of Prince Heary
New York Evening Post
Prince Charming himself could not have
made happier first. Impressions than has
Henry of Prussia. ' A right democratic
prince, with a true sailor's affability and
frank address, he has shown an Intuitive
perception of the real nature of his mis
sion. This is simply that of the hearer
of cordial greetings from one great nation
to another. Mystified foreign observers
will not believe this, and even In England
the notion seems to be held that the prince
may quietly make a treaty with President
Roosevelt of a sort to revolutionize inter
national relations. Saying nothing of the
ludicrous misunderstanding. Involved In
this, it shows how incredible it is to a cer
tain order of Intellect that troublo should
be taken in the name of plain friendship.
But it is purely as a friend that the prince
comes, and only as such that he gets his
hearty welcome. And come to think of
It, this la really better and more significant
than any treaty or alliance. Instinctive
sympathies and spontaneous good will can
not be reduced to writing or put Into a
binding contract, but when they exist, as
they new do between Germany and the
United States, everything which serves
to emphasize and heighten them, as does
Prince Henry's visit, la an event to make
glad the heart of all lovers of peace.
THREES OP A KISD.
of a Tea-Year Record
New York World.
New York has had three fatal hotel fires
within ten years, each attended by an ap
palling loss of Ufa.- This la the record:
Hotel Royal, February 7, 1892; eighteen
Windsor hotel, March IT, 1899, forty-live
Park Avenue hotel, February 22, 1902
What has the city learned from these
repeated hor.ors? -
After the fire in the Hotel Royal, which
had no Are escapes, there was much talk
of amending statutes and multiplying safe
guards. : All that ,was accomplished waa
the discharge of one Inspector. -
The Windsor hotel horror brought from
the public officials no practicable sugges.
tlon. The World, however, forced the
passage of a law requiring, watchmen to
patrol hotels at night and ordering other
: The ' Park Avenue hotel disaster shows
that further measures of protection are
needed. Chief Croker states that there
were In the hotel neither fire buckets nor
rose and that if there had been the em
ployea could have extinguished the flames
unaided. There were no exterior fire es
capes oa street or court, nor even ropes la
the upper rooms. Over the smoking ruins
Proprietor Reed explains that such precau
tions were thought needless, as the place
Are there other hotels In New York as
fatally "fireproof." so dangerously deficient
lo safeguards for their guests? How will
the city, profit by 1U third hotel horror I
BITS OF WASHINGTON LIFE.
F.trnlegs of People Eveots at the
"One of the most promising young men
In the house of representatives," says a
Washington letter In the New York Trib
une, "Is Elmer Jacob Burkett. who comes
from Mr. Bryan's home and Is that great
spellbinder's successor In congress. Mr.
Burkett Is only 33 years old, and looks
even younger, but he Impresses one with
his dignity and reserve force. With an
acumen possessed by few young members,
he has refrained from exploiting himself
on the floor of the house, has rarely en
gaged in debate or made eloquent speeches
to the galleries, but he has worked to some
purpose in the committees on which he Is
a member, sod has proved himself so effi
cient that In this congress, his second term.
he was rewarded by a place on the com
mittee of appropriations, an unusual honor
for so young a member. Not long ago,
however, he broke the silence be has main
tained since he first took his seat, and made
speech on the permament census that
won him the applause of his colleagues
on both sides of the house, even those who
dissented from him expressing admiration
of the masterly way In which he presented
his views. Mr. Burkett's alma mater la
Tabor college, Iowa, from which he grad
uated with high honors In 1890, and of
which he Is now a trustee. After receiv
ing bis B. A. Mr. Burkett taught school
for two years, then entered the state uni
versity, where he took a course In law.
being awarded the degree of L.L. B. In
1898 and L.L. M. In 1896. Since being ad
mitted to the bar he has practised law in
Lincoln, and is regarded aa one of the
ablest lawyers In Nebraska. His constitu
ency is almost a unit for his eleotlon to a
third term, and some of his admirers pre
dict that the toga of the upper house will
one day be bestowed upon him."
I see," said the old congressman, quoted
In a Washington letter, "that GaJusha A.
Grow, father of the house, is to retire at
the end of the present congress. I never
hear of Grow but I am reminded of some
thing which happened when he was speaker.
It was during th time when Oodlove 8.
Orth of Indiana was a congressman. Orth,
It may be remembered, waa for many years
veteran of the lower house.
"On the day in question Grow had as
his guest a prominent member of the Brit
ish parliament, who waa Intensely Inter
ested in everything about congress and its
method of doing business. "The Englishman
sat close beside the speaker and frequently
leaned over to him and asked questions
w hen something puzzled him.
'Soon after he came in the roll was
called. One after the other the names of
the various members were called in al
phabetical order, the visitor straining his
ears to keep track of the hurried, sing
song pronunciation of the clerk.
In the midst of the call he whispered to
his friend, the speaker.
'I say he said, 'isn't that a peculiar
custom T Right In the midst of the roll
call the clerk stops and offers up a prayer.
'God love us all," he says. How did that
custom origlnateT I think It Interesting as
well as remarkable.'
"Speaker Grow .was dumfounded for a
moment. Then It dawned on him and he
had hard work to suppress a smile.
" 'That's the name of the gentleman
from Indiana,' be said. It's really God
love S. Orth, though the mistake you made
Is perfectly natural.'
" 'How extraordinary,' said the English
"The magnificent decorations in the new
committee rooms just completed in the por
tion of the capltol formerly used for hous
ing the congressional library," says a cor
respondent of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat,
" caused a number of members of the
house noted for abstemious and econom
ical living to comment upon the extrava
gance manifested. A gold mirror on its
marble carved base was under considera
tion. Upon inquiry it waa found there were
four of these in the different new commit
tee rooms. They cost S900 each. The fur
niture, which is of solid mahogany, was
made from special designs and for the spe
cial rooms. In which the color schemes were
all worked out before a single purchase was
made. Where the chairmen of the respec
tive committees were known they were con
sulted as to these decorations. Otherwise,
the architect of the capltol used his discre
tion and Individual taste. But the extrava
gances in the new committee rooms do not
exceed those of former years and former
administrations. There Is the solid gold ink
well in the office of the vice president, now
the office of the president pro tempore of
the senate. It coBt the government 11,000.
Then there is that ordinary looking clock in
the marble room of the senate. It came
originally from Switzerland, and when the
government paid the bill the receipt was for
$6,000. These were expenditures tor the llv
Ing, but there Is the dead aa well, tor one
of the most expensive of the small pur.
chases of Uncle Sam is the tip on top of
the Washington monument, raised to the
memory of the first president. It weighs
twenty-six pounds. It is of platinum, more
precious and expensive than solid gold."
'As a matter of fact," says the Wash
lngton Post, "there Is little or no gambling
now In the capltol, compared with the con
dltlons of years ago. There used to be a
time when certain committee rooms were
the rendezvous for poker players, and the
games were generally without limit.
'Many senators and representatives do
not object to a little game now, but they
play in the evening and not at the capltol.
There were poker stories galore around the
capltol In the olden days. One incident
became a classic. There was a party
In the room of a southern congressmaa
and the game ran high. A western member
opened a jackpot, and the southerner, who
was upon his left, came In, together with
two other congressmen. The westerner
stood pat, whereupon the southerner dis
carded two cards. The betting began and
soon became so swift that, only the south
erner and the westerner remained. Finally
the latter called his colleague and the
hands were shown.
"The westerner had opened the pot on
four kings. As soon as he stood pat, the
southerner broke a pair of sixes and held
the four,. five and six of spades in his band.
hoping against hope to make a spade flush.
He was dealt the seven and eight of spades,
making a straight flush.
"The western member didn't say a word
when he learned what had happened, but
it was noticeable that he didn't touch I
card again during that session."
"The myaterles of the newspaper profes
slon," remarked Assistant Secretary of
Bute David J. Hill to a New York Times
correspondent, "have always had
deep fascination for me, and particularly
that rule of the business which requires
newspaper writers to assert that 'much ex
citement Is felt in Washington,' or that 'the
State department Is deeply gratified over
the news,' or that 'much uneasiness is felt
at the State department.'
"These phrases fill me with a profound
and awful joy. But the joy is tempered
with a feeling akin to pain when I read, as
I frequently do, in ona and the same arti
cle that 'the 8 tats department is gratified
at the news that so-and-so has happened,
but it deeply regrets.' etc.
"I have deliberated long and seriously
apon this, and it is manifest to me that
the State department cannot be in a state
of jubilation and regret at the same time.
I have therefore wondered la what com
partment of tbi official machine these vary
i i m
Good health depends mostly upon
the food we eat
We can't be healthy if we take
alum or other poison daily in our food.
Dr. Price's Baking Powder is ab
solutely free from alum. It is made
from pure cream of tartar and adds
to the healthfulness of the food.
rmci Bakins powqis Co.,
Ing emotions are stored away for tapping;
In other words, which official it la to whom
the task Is assigned of fluttering with buoy
ant glee, and upon which official Is devolved
the painful task of vibrating with fear and
anguish upon the receipt of news bearing
upon diplomatic situations. And especially
have I wondered which officials manage to
refrain from having their souls rent and
torn with conflicting passions, alternating
between trended joy . and frantlo despair,
whenever a consular report comes In.
Have I reached a conclusion? Yes, I
have. With much gratification and deep
regret I have come to the conclusion that
the State department never feels gratified
at anything and never regrets anything:
that It Is never happy and never sad, and
that its soul is hardly more vibrant and
responsive than that of a locomotive.
"I hesitate to express this conviction, be
cause the newspapers evidently do not
agree with me, and I would not for the
world have them give up these expressions.
which have been to me the source of so
much deep gratification aad profound re
During his visit to St. Louis Prince
Henry will be taken to the site of the
Louisiana Purchase exposition and shown
how the work of driving postholes Is pro
gressing on the Skinker road.
The richest Chinaman In America, Chin
Tan Sun, came across the Paclflo in the
steerage as a hoy. He married a white
woman and started a lottery business la
San Francisco. Now he Is a multimil
President Roosevelt has been Invited to
visit Johnson City, Tenn., this spring to
take part In the formal laying of the cor
nerstone of the first building to be erected
for the Mountain Branch national soldiers'
home at that place.
The venerable ex-Governor Holbrook, the
war governor of Vermont in 1861-SZ, ob
served his elghty-ntnth birthday . on the
15th Inst. He Is strong physically and men
tally, takes dally walks upon the streets
and manifests a lively Interest ' in public
Charles Clinton, an old soldier and a
prominent resident of Avondale, O., has
presented that city with a handsome Lin
coln statue. It consists of two figures,-one
statue of Lincoln seven feet ten Inches
In height and the other a female figure of
Fame Inscribing the name of Lincoln on
the tablet of Immortals.
In Louisville the other day, says the
Savannah News, a newspaper reporter ap
proached General Fitshugh Lee. "What do
you think" began the reporter. That was
as far as he got. General Lee held up bis
hands. "I don't think at all," he said.
The tact Is, I am not allowed to think. I
am an officer In the United States army."
Mr. Gourley of the Dominion Parliament
Is sure that he and his compatriots could
conquer this country and annex It to Can
ada within six months. His remarks sound
like an echo of that Spanish general who,
at the time of the controversy over Cuba,
proposed . to march aa army across the
United States. Somehow, that proposition
France has conferred upon Dr. William
H. Tolman of New York, the well known
social economist, the cross of the Legion
of Honor. This distinction was extended
by President Loubet upon the recommenda
tion of M. Delcasse and Jules Setgfrled. At
the Paris exposition of 1900 the industrial
betterment department of the social econ
omy exhibit of the United States, which waa
under the care and Interpretation of Dr.
Tolman, received a gold medal.
your doctor more freely about our medicines.
For more than 40 years I have kept Ayers Cherry Pectoral In the boose,
and I do not believe there is a remedy In the world equal to It for all throat and
long troubles.- Mrs. MAST J. Yovwa, Clifford, N-Y.
Uc fee, tl M. 1. C. A VP 8 CO., Lowell, Wees.
NOTE. Alum baking powders indues dys
pepsia, liver complaint and kidney trou
ble. Alum may not kill but undermines
the health, and Ul health makes lite miserable.
LINES TO A SMILE.
Chicago Post: "Of course you Intend that
your son shall go through college."
"That's my intention. If he doesn't tret
through my bank account first"
Somervllle Journal: He I can trace my
descent from William the Conqueror.
She The evil men do Uvea after them.
New York 8un: "Is It winter or summer
in South Africa now?" asked Mrs. Darley.
"It seems to me that it is Dowet sea
son," replied Mr. Darley,
Lushley Thla Is my
Friend Ah I Is this the celebrated baby
you've been talking about so muchT
Lushley Of course, he waa celebrated.
Every baby that arrives at our house U. ,
Trust mo for that. '
Washington Star: "You say your airship
Is a success."
"I do," answered the inventor.
"But it never flics amy distance worth
or course not. it ts too valuable aa In-
ventlon to be allowed off the earth very
long at a time."
Chicago Tribune: "At the present prieo
of eggs," said the guest at the restaurant,
"how can you serve a steak and aa egg for
"Well," replied the waiter, lowering his
voice, "we lose on the egg, of course, but
we make It up on the steak."
Which the guest discovered a few min
utes later to bo true. , .
Harper's Basar: "A man has Just dropped
dead in the ready-made clothing .depart
ment," said a new clerk in the big de
partment store, running up excitedly to the
"Have him taken to the cemntery-lat de
partment with the undertaking annex,
fourteenth floor front," he replied briskly.
THE CAROLINA STYLE.
Montague in Portland Oregonlan.
Come, all ye stalwart Senator, for great
affairs of state, .
Call forth your best endeavors, so take
corners for debate.
No longer deal with topics, grave in speeches
But seconds get, and referees, and settle
them by rounds.
For Tillman and McLaurin now have shown
you how to cope
With questions worthy of your time inside
the tight-drawn rope).
With finish fights you henoeforthr shall the
And argue every old (debate in Carolina
style., ' )'
Henceforth the Senator ' who ; thinks his
The interests of his state can place a vigor
ous left hook;
And if some watch-dog wants to stop a
He'll step forth on the floor and land a
vicious short-arm Jab,
To get in on committees they will all rush
in the ring,
And each hand out the chairman a convinc
ing full-arm swing. -
No further ned with language strong each
other to revile
The best and safest logic is the Carolina
Should some one Intimate Depew knows
more of love than law, . i
That learned doctor will Jump up and
counter to-the Jaw. -
Should Morgan solemnly arise to talk a
week or so,
The man who wants tho floor will plant a
crushing body blow.
Should some hot Southern gentleman free
silver doctrine- teach.
He's likely to go up against lank Fair
bank's lengthy reach. -
A session with the modern rule would
prove well worth one's while
If everything is settled in . the Carolina
And oh! the possibilities for poor neglected
Which hitherto In Congress had but physi
cal UghtwelKhts. ' ,
The brultter In the Senate will forthwith
become the rnge.
And Jeffries and Fltaslmmona will be taken
from the stage.
While old John L. and Sharkey, and Mc
Govern and the rest,
Will all be sent to Washington to fight like
The state that haa a heavyweight can well
afford to smile.
When things are dons and fights are won in
Equally good for mother and
child. The dose is different,
For the mother when she has a
cold, a cough, or a weak throat ;
for the child when it has the croup.
For the mother when she has bron-!
or asthma; for the child
it has a night cough or.
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