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TITE OMAIIA DAILT BEE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1902.
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THE BEE FUMjaHlKQ COMPAQ
STATEMENT pr CIRCULATION.
Bee Publishing Company, being duly sworn
says that tbe actual number ot full and
complete coplea of The Dally, Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the
month of November, 11W2, was as follows:
.. .81.210 '
Less unsold and returned copies.... 0,237
Nat total sales,, ' ,I
Net avef-age ' ?
o..t...4hi i mv nnunm and aworn to
before m. this aoth dakofBNHVuNaATE. D-
Cheyenne mourns the loss of Its opera
house, but the variety stage attractions
will continue without Interruption.
Cheap power Is a desideratum ror any
city at any time, but It is . more lmpor-
tant to Omaha now than it has ever been
Tbe prospectus of the projmsed school
lODI-y at. luuu.u turn
vet been exhibited for . public lnspec-
If-the lumber barons of the Missis-
slppl ralley succeed In organizing their congress propose to repeal the law pro
merger well regulated families will have T,dln for Bale ot " timber and
to disnense with the use f the shingle. 8tone ,ands- tte desert land law and the
j mmm I
SanlUry .coiditlona At ,Hvana are
retrograding toward the old standard I
before American occupation and tne
Cuban patriot begin to feel more com
fortable. w. .. , ,
If the Board of Education cannot Ifr-
galry draw on the school fund to pay for
. ..'" . I , . i 'i I ' .1.1 - I
a legislative ioddj ibi, mere la uuuiiug iu
binder the achool book trust from com-
in to the rescue.
By steering clear of the St Louis
fair the kaiser saves himself the em-
barras8ment of trying to. make speeches
without emphasizing his .belief In the
xilvine right of kings.
The announcement that Mr. Ilarrl-
man'a Southern Taclflc line has formed a
close alliance with Mr.- Iiarriinan's nil-
nois Central line will not create Intense
surprise In railroad circles.
Union Faclflc union machinists have no
Objection to the borrowing of wheelbar-
rowa ana nanacars Dy meir rornier em-
ployers. but when .It comes to borrowing
iotoiboui uir, umw uw iiuc.
41 v.uaa j... y w,.. .v,
ij . v. ,w ...r, r...v. . ,u-
cllned.to einuUte. the example set In
ijobiou xn yeura hum ir.i lauv auu
chicken feather and throw tbe tea over
The testimony before the coal strike
unmU!on makt-a a hl.owlu of low
wages to the miners, bnt the teachers
in th diri,.t a'..hMu. in Tw mn rii.
count rennsylyanta miners on starvation
f .... ..
The pophlar-tteinaud for home rule for
Omaha has not abated since the elec-
tlon. on tne contrary, it win una popu
lar expression in the near bye and bye
that Is sura to sttrst't .some attention
In the halls of the Incoming legislature.
More than 800 hello" girls, represent
ing the 'Interstate telephone assocta
tJons. are now assembled In solemn
conclave it Pi.cgo Pome uncharitable
people r mennea To The belief that It
would be much preferable to address a
deaf mute, asylum.
That new market house seems to meet
with all aorts of unexpected obstruc -
tlons, not counting mayor's vetoes. The
latest snag Is the discovery that the
water mains planted underground are I eminent, besides which there are flnan
exactly on the line of the proposed walls cial claims. Germany has also for some
to be built overground. If the present
cold weather continues It will probably
take several sleeks before the water
mains can be dug up and the founda -
tlons dug down.
Th extraordinary honors paid by the
bous of itpresenfatlyea to the memory
of ThouHas B. 'Ttee" were fitting atfd
lmpresslve. They were all the more slg-
nlflcant bcause accorded without shadow
of distinction of partisanship. Yet the
great man who bus passed away was!
potable as a partisan, although bis in-
dependence, integrity and etreugtb of
Character tna.de hlin syll greater as -a
UUian and a patriot
, ntroBM or T"ff U IJIfS.
Bills have been Introduced In congress
for parrying out In (Mull tlu spirit of
tlie recommendations of the president's
message ' In regard to the land laws.
The presldimt said that so far as they
are available for agriculture, and to
whatever extent they may be reclaimed
under the national irrigation law. the re-
mnnn)? public lands should he held
.dly for the home builder, tbt aettler
wilf) Uvs on his land, and for no one
else. "In 'their actual use." says the mes-
"tn drt land the !lB,,'r
and stone law and the commutation
clause of the homestead law have been
so perverted from the Intention with
which they were enacted as to permit
the acquisition' of large areas of the pub-
1 ' . .
ire domain for other than actual settlers
and the consequent prevention of settlc-
ment." The Inst annual report of the hoc-
retary of the Interior records land frauds
wllere,y vaRt aretlS of fertile ngrlcul-
, , , '. ..'
tural.lr.nd have been put beyond the
r(.floh of settlers. Tersons desiring to
acquire large tracts for grazing or .pec
ulntlve purposes are reaping the harvest
The "port-. hows that In 1901 the land
0fflce deeded away about 16,000,000
acres of the public domain. In 1902
amount dl8p0Bed 0f reached
nearly 20,000.000 acre and It to-pre-
dieted that under the present laws more
tna 30,000,000 acres will go during1 the
' ' , "
year 1903. It Is thus made evident that
f . th , . . nrtrentlv
rerorin in we laaa laws is urgently
There has been much dishonesty and
fraud practiced under the existing laws.
A western senator Is quoted as saying
that ,f the thousands of desert land en
tries made in his state were Investigated
It would be found that not one In ten
woud prove to have been honest or Its
title secured without perjury. It Is no-
torlous that the title to thousands upon
thousands of acres of the best timber
lands upon the Pacific coast has passed
from the government to alleged entry-
men employed by companies and syndl-
cates and who knew nothing about the
hands except as they were advised and
Instructed by their employers. The en
tries so made, there Is no doubt, will far
but while all such entries were fraudu
lent It Is almost Impossible to prove
fraud, since all parties to It are In a
bond for mutual protection.
There will certainly be bry general
concurrence in the declaration of Presi
dent noosevelt that the remaining nub-
ilc jgd should be held rigidly for the
home builder and settler who lives on
hid InnH TTnlaas Yita .(a ilnn. V. n
. . ... . . . , M
oo-Honlfuro will K ffkn
, . . . T vrm
panics ana syndicates ror speculation,
(1,,.- .otiVm..! il
. llv i'J icuiiuiujj rr LCJruitiifc ii tuts lHr
western states. The bills Introduced In
VUIUIUUIBUVU 7rVT101UUS OL tUC DQlQe-
BUFFERING lit TBE EAST.
The very cold weather throughout the
east and the general scarcity of fuel
hate caused a great deal of suffering
nd If there Is pot a decided Tise" In the
temperature soon tne, consequences will
liA'mna f n fl . i n f mm AUnM . . . A .. a
"iuu, iui im-ic bctuib u ue
no prospect of an adequate supply of
coai in tne near future, it appears, In
deed, that the anthracite coal operators
are In no hurry to get their product to
market and in the hands of dealers and
are probably holding It back in order to
get the highest obtainable prices, not
withstanding their promise that after
the resumption of mining they would
supply the market as' rapidly as possl-
ble at about the prices prevailing before
Referring to the situation and the
course the. anthracite' operators have
pursued, the Sprinsrfleld Renublican sari
these nien have Droved themselves imflr
t0 mannge the properties they do and if
tne ow-ner8 of the properties are sstla.
fled with them, then private ownershln
in. th s case has become a tv,lti
menace to the nubile welrn
tunt fln adjustment of present differ
enceg between mlnera and Operators is
not sufficient to-meet the cose in hand.
Th- !. nilla, ho Unht n.
I " j w UUUCJI
strong measure of public regulation and
control, either state or national, If the
PP ar to be assured hereafter
"" rejieuuon ot present ex-
l'eru utt 8- re wiu-oa unure to profit
fTom the severe lesson ow beinit
hTe if hl8 18 not. done" Ther
u uouui iuhi mis expresses a very gen
eral sentiment, which hV pretty certain
to be strengthened and Intensified by
existing conditions. ( . (
THE AAOLU-GZRMAX ULTIMATUM.
The ultimatum of Great Britain and
Germany to Veueeuela will expire to
day and unless a satisfactory reply Is
made by the Veneiuelan government
those powers will proceed to collect their
claims by taking the receipts from ous
toms at the ports of .Venezuela. - It ap
pears eviueui mat tne unusn ana tier-
nian governments have determined that
I there shall be no further dickering or
temporizing In this matter. Great
Britain, as stated by Prime Minister
1 Balfour, has for the past two years had
I cause for complaint at the treatment of
British subjects by the Venezuelan gov
time been endeavoring to arrange for a
I settlement of the claims of Its citizens
against Venezuela. All 'efforts to this
1 end having been fruitless, those powers
I agreed to act In conjunction for tbe en
I forcement of their demands and they
will carry out this purpose if the Vene-
I cnelan government does not In good
faith propose an 'acceptable arrange-
: It seems Improbable that this will be
done. President Castro appears to think
that he has done all that he honorably
can and bis published letter indicates
that he does not fully realize tbe seri
ousness of. the situation, professing to
1 believe that Great Britain and Germany
have not billed themselves against his
country. As the matter now looks he
will have a rude awakening. With the
treasury of Venezuela already practi
cally bankrupt the collection of cus
toms by the foreign powers will create
a very grave situation for the Vene
zuelan government It Is clearly, how-
ever, the consequence of a most mis
taken, not to say dishonest, policy, and
the southern republic cannot expect any
assistance or Interposition on the part
of the United States, which has very
likely made known to the foreign pow
ers that it recognizes their right to col
lect Just debts, in accordance with well
established precedents. In such a case
the only requirement of our government
Is that no territory shall be taken and
this, It can be confidently assumed, will
be fully respected by Great Britain and
sHoir vp on shut up.
The Bee Publishing company hereby
offers to pay to U. M. Hitchcock or any
charitable Institution which he may name:
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS that The
Omaha Evening Bee can prove over 7,000
more bona fide subscribera In ' Douglas
county than Tbe Morning World-Herald.
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS that The
Omaha Evening Bee can prove Up 1,000
more bona fide subscribers In Omaha, Bouth
Omaha and Douglaa county than The Even
FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS MORE, or
$1 for every bona fide aubacrlber the World-
Herald can prove up In Its circulation In
DouglaW county over and above 8,000 for Its
morning and evening editions combined.
The period to cover average dally carrier
delivery and mall circulation for the month
ending December 8, 1902.
I hereby name Thomas Kllpatrlck, Robert
S. Wllcoii O. A. Llndqueat, William Hay
den and A. Hospe as referees.
The World-Herald accepts the Above offer
on two conditions: .
First That the test be "bona fide slreu
latlon" in Douglas county as defined by the
supreme court of Nebraaka in the case of
Rosewater against Pinrenecham, Including
bona fide average safts as well as carrier
Second That the period covered be the
average circulation for the past six months.
If you mean business, show up; if you
mean bunco, shut up.
You claim for The Dally World-Herald,
by which you designate your morning
and evening editions combined, a bona
fide circulation of about 12,000 In Doug
las county. The Bee stands ready to
pay ONE pOLLAR for every bona fide
subscriber served by. the World-IIerald,
morning and evening, In Douglas county
over and above the number of 8,000.
To facilitate the transfer . of the dollars
The Bee will place in the hands of the
committee above named the names of
1.290 carrier delivery subscribers to The
Morning World-Herald In Omaha and
South Omaha and 6,870 names of carrier
delivery subscribers to The Evening
World-Herald In Omaha and . South
Omaha. In addition thereto it will Also
credit The "Morning World-Herald "with
211 mill ubhcribersand The Evening
World-HerikW (with 71mall subscribers,
or a total of 7,442. ' ' ' '
It should-be as easy as. rolling off a
log for the World-Herald to hand In at
least 4,000 more names to the committee.
and If on verification the additional
names are found to represent bona fide
circulation you will have no trouble in
raking in $4,000 before Christmas.
To get the fifth thousand dollars you
have simply got to produce the subscrip
tion list of The Morning World-Herald
In Douglas county, and If The Bee falls
to produce a list five times as large for
Its evening edition it will confess judg
ment and pay over FIVE HUNDRED
DOLLARS. If the World-Herald will
produce its bona fide subscription list
for the past month and Tbe Bee falls to
cover it- with the names of 3,000 more
bona fide subscribers in Douglas county
than, the World-Herald can produce for
Its evening edition, It will confess Judg
ment and pay over another FIVE HUN
Talk about the rinzenscham case and
sales outside of carrier delivery and
mail circulation Is merely throwing dust
into the eyes of the uninitiated. . Counter
sales to newsboys, who return papers
for the rag man, and parers handled by
railway news agents, whose circulation
is on trains outside of the county, do not
meet the requirements of the law as bona
fide circulation. Even In that field, how
ever. The Bee can double discount the
World-Herald, Just as It does on circula
tion in tbe principal towns In Nebraska.
The Chicago Real Estate exchange, in
conjunction with the Illinois Bar asso
ciations, will endeavor to secure theas-
sage or an act oy tne iinnois legislature
changing the mortgage foreclosure lawsj
so as to have tbe sale of property come
at the expiration of the period of re
demption Instead of at the beginning.
In support of the proposed change It is
argued that foreclosure sales are
now formal and not productive of the
highest bids, for -the reason that the
bidder never knows whether the prop
erty Is to be redeemed or not The re
demption period in Illinois is now fifteen
months. It is argued that-setting tbe
date of the sale at the end of the period
would bring out larger bids, for each
bidder, would knqw that if his ofjt'r Is
the highest he would secure the prop
erty. This, It is claimed, would be
beneficial both to the owner of the prop
erty and the holder of the mortgage.
It seems to us that If mortgage sale re
form Is desirable for Illinois It would
be equally desirable for Nebraska. At
any rate, the proposed change of the
mortgage laws is a subject well worthy
of serious consideration on the part of
real estate dealers and investors.
Another' new industry has-been es
tabllbbed in Omaha, this time without
the aid or consent of the Commercial
club or Its enterprising secretary. An
English actress, composer and profes
sional artist has Just obtained a divorce
In the district court from the wretch she
married in London some yeara ago, who
I not only made her pay for her engage
Thomas Brackett Reed
Hla Cklel Dtatlactloa.
Cleveland Plain Dealer (dem.).
Though his Influence In shaping and
directing legislation was enormous, Mr.
Reed's name la not associated with any
great public measure. The conatructlve
genius or the suitable field for Its exercise
was denied him. He Is likely to be re
membered as a debater and parliamenta
rian. That he showed the qualities that
make for enduring fame Is not yet clear.
Kansas City Journal (rep.).
Until the end of the life of the present
generation Mr. Reed's memory will con
tinue to be honored, bis character to be
esteemed and his abilities to be admired.
It is probable that be will then pasa Into
the rank of those who aeera to have been
made for great accomplishments and an
eminent place In history; but who fell short
of the expectations of their friends and
their own hleh ambitions, either because
opportunity was not propitious or they had
defects of character that minimized their
most admirable qualities.
Lacked Creative Ability.
Chicago Tribune (rep.).
Mr. Reed was not an originator of leg
islation. He had no creative ability In
that direction. He was a loyal party man
who carried out with great energy, but did
not originate the policies of bis party. He
was In congress for twenty-two years, but
no great measure bears his name. He will
live In congressional annals as a great par
liamentarian, an effective debater and an
able speaker, who so changed the rules of
the house as to facilitate the dispatch of
public business. This was no small ser
vice. Nor will It be forgotten that, while
Mr. Reed exerted great power, he never
was suspected of using It for personal ad
vantage. He did not get rich In publlo
, As an Orator.
Buffalo Express (rep.).
Let who will say which was the greatest
orator of the trio Conkllng, Blaine or
- b.c.v vu,
and no American of his time, except W1I
llam McKlnley excelled him in the art
ot appealing to the sober sense of bis
countrymen. Reed, however, had the gift
of humor which was denied to McKlnley.
His wit was not so mordant as Conkling's.
He could say biting things on occasion,
but he had the discretion which made
the occasions few. There was an authori
tative tone to his public addresses which.
plainly coming from perfect mastery of
the subject, made the people listen. The
very brusqueness of his manner seemed to
convince. Certainly It never offended any-
one with eyes enough to see that it came
rrom tne simple, airect. nonesi nature oi
the man. A more delightful companion
In private life could not be Imagined. He
had as many personal friends as any man
In public life.
Man of Heroic Mold.
Chicago Record-Herald (rep.).
Thomas Brackett Reed was fashioned by
nature In heroic mold, he was endowed
with Intellectual capacity that came up to
the full measure of - bis stalwart frame,
Hls bigness, physical and mental, was a
matter of universal acknowledgement,
Contemplation of hhi1 heroic figure had no
disappointment in stero through any dl-
ment ring, but-also -for the tailors and
doctors' bills he had incurred before the
wedding. With this precedent estab
lished, Omaha. wlli' bV as good ' a -place
for marriageable misfits to unspllce as
either of the Dakotas. '
It Is not correct' to charge Senator
Quay with "organizing an Insurrection
of republican senators against the re
publican majority of the senate" simply
because he favors the admission of
Arizona and New Mexico as well as
of Oklahoma to statehood. Under ex
isting circumstances the question of ad
mission Is purely one of expediency, and
one on which senators are free to yote
their Individual Judgment It Is not
pretended that any republican platform
has pronounced against Arizona and
New Mexico. The tenor of national re
publican platforms, declaring for liberal
treatment of territorial communities,
would seem to be rather in favor of ad
mission or at least of resolving doubt
If it exists, on that side.
It appears to be the deliberate and In
telligent Judgment of the British govern
ment that the rehabilitation of South Af
rica cannot be properly accomplished
without the aid1 of the American mule
and the American horse, and It is grati
fying to know that this Judgment is
being backed by pounds sterling with
characteristic British, pertinacity. The
market quotations at St Louis and
Memphis show that fine prices are being
paid for the 100.000 mules and horses
which are being bought for the purposes
of the British government
The predicament of the people of Ne
braska City recalls the memorable
period not many years ago when prohi
bition waa In full blast in Iowa and
the Missouri valley under water. It
waa then that the poet lariat inscribed
upon the menu cards of Iowa railroad
dining cars this motto: "Water, water,
water everywhere, but not a drop to
The flood of anti-trust bills introduced
into both bouses of congress foreshad
ows an avalanche of campaign Dun
conibe. Whafcthe American people want
la 'not an overdose of anti-trust nos
trums, but well matured, rational 'and
effective legislation for the supervision
and regulation ol trusts.
Joy ot Looltlaa; Ahead.
The coal aupply may fall us this winter.
but the present prospect is that the Ice crop
la assured for next summer.
(.acidity Between Snores.
Kansas City Star.'
There la nothing at", all phenomenal In
the case of the 8t. Louis woman who
dropped asleep while reading a local news
paper and who has not awakened alnce.
As a soporifio chloral Is not In It with a
St.- Louis newspaper.
. Boers Are Ll ho Other People.
Detroit Free Press.
What General Dewet has said about
the. treachery and the half-beartednesa of
a large element of the Boer population Is
notorious, Just as the half-beartedness and
treachery , of . a large element among the
American colonists were notorious. After
Valley Forge, patriotism was at a low abb
proportloa of bis Intellectual equipment.
Nature Intended him for a giant In every
thing that makes up a full-rounded man.
and be failed In nothing that typified manly
breadth and depth. Even In the social
Blde of hl ,lfe he revealed the bigness of
nis nature. 1 Oere was largeness of con
ception la everything that bn did. In
spoken and written utterance he was not
given to small thinking. Whether In po
litical oration, parliamentary dlacumlon or
after dinner badinage, hla metaphors were
instinct with brilliancy and power. His
wit was keen, his repartee sharp and In
stantaneous, bis satire stinging and severe.
Made the House a Banlneaa Body.
Kansas City Star (ind ).
Mr. Reed did more than any other man
who nM occupied the speaker's chair to
roKe ,ne noU8e business body. He was
believer in strong, somewhat arbitrary
and h w" fwlMs applying them,
Beft'e nis time It was customary tor the
house to excuse Ill-advised legislation on
the ground that the body waa unwieldy.
Mr. Reed had a theory that the responsible
beads ot the party In the house could at
least prevent undesirable legislation, even
If they could not always put through the
bills that should be passed. He believed
that at least the sins of commission could
fee avoided. He demonstrated his theory,
but he made many enemies by his meth
ods. He Incurred the enmity of some ot
his fellow republicans. He was not a
politician. Although his ambition was
known to be the presidency, he was never
a self-seeker. He refuted to do a thing
for political effect that be would not be
willing to do on Its own merits. Few men
attain great political distinction by such
a course. Reed waa essentially a great
man. He was vastly superior to many
who refused to give their help to the fur
therance' of his ambition. He was inca
pable of small things. He was honest
through and through and be never lost his
bold on the people.
Indianapolis Journal (rep.).
It should not be forgotten when the covin -
try u gjyjng. t0 the d0Bd Btatesman his
Just credit that In 1890, by the failure of
a few republicans to stand by the large
majority a free coinage bill would have
been passed but for his courageous leader
ship and parliamentary decisions. He might
have permitted the bill to be passed and
thus forced upon President Harrison the
responsibility for vetoing It, thus prob
ably putting him out of the race for nomi
nation, hut Mr. Reed never ahlrltArl rintw
with the excuse that another could more
pcrform it. Another' act of Speaker
Reefl whlch was of tne hlgne8t (lerv,ce
to n, country. was when he put forth
hI, ,nfluence to defeat the senate reso-
,utlon. .doDt(.d ,.,. ht.,nTt. fh. w.r wl(n
Spain, recognizing the republic of Cuba.
If he had yielded to the clamor of those
whose noise deceives the timid but
does not influence courageous and devoted
statesmen, the resolution, which all must
see was fraught with so many evils, would
have been passed. But, when Its passage
was Imminent, tbe speaker had the house
adjourned over until Monday, and during
the Interval he and other forceful men
brought back to a sense of duty the half-
stampeded forty republicans and passed
the resolutions President McKlnley wished.
and which the speaker knew to be safe and
! In A mart.. Jt . -1 -1. 1 . I . - ,A
edly have' resulted In favor of peace at
almost aay price. The Boers are only
human and with the average human being
a little war goes a long way.
Toast aa; the Harpoon.
Here comes the chortling chump! His
name Is Jenkins. He belongs to congress.
He has Introduced a bill penalizing news
papers that print portraits ot suicides.
The chump does not know that such por
traits are often a means of Identification.
Room for Tax Redaction.
St. Louis Glob Democrat.
Notwithstanding the repeated reductions
in the revenues which the republicans have
made, the surplus continues to pile up.
For the five months Just expired of the
fiscal year the receipts have been approxi
mately $32,000,000 In excesa of the expendi
tures of between $70,000,000 and $75,000,000
for the year which ends next June. Pos
sibly there will be a further reduction ot
revenue by the next congress, but this Is
not certain. There will be no time to do
any tax-cutting in the present short ses
sion, of course.
The Philippine Tariff.
Senator Lodge has Introduced a very
sensible measure regarding the Philip
pine tariff that ought to become a law at
this session. It provides that the tariff
rates on Philippine products shall be 25
per cent of the Dlngley rates, Instead ot
75 per cent. As the Philippines produce
very little that competes with American
products, free trade might about as well
exist with those islands as with Porto
Rico or Hawaii. Tbe Philippine commis
sion has asked for a reduction In rates,
and Secretary Root approves the request.
It was not Intended when tbe existing
tariff on Philippine products was Imposed
to continue it long. It Is now time for a
If the late Benjamin P. Butler did not
get a statue, at least his portrait has been
bung la the Massachusetts state house.
Prof. Begeleke ot the Agricultural High
school at Copenhagen, and promoter of the
Danish modern system of farming. Is
Sarah Bernhardt's granddaughter, the 18-
year-old daughter of the great actress' son
Maurice will adopt the stage. Mme. Bern
hardt Is E9 years of age.
Somebody down In Tennessee apparently
thinks that Secretary Root la a Chinaman.
A man In Knoxville sent him a letter the
other day addressed "Hon. LI Hu Root,
secretary of war."
Maryland's two bronze statutes for statu
ary hall In the national capltol have been
received In Washington. They were cast
in France at the order of the legislature
of that state arid the subjects are Charles
Carroll of Carrol it on and United States
Senator John Hanson.
It la a common belief that Huckleberry
Finn la Mark Twain himself. Even Punch
published some verses founded on this Idea.
But It Is not so. Mark Twain's original
In bis books is Tom Sawyer, not Huck
Finn and Mr. Clemens himself Is tbe au
thority for this statement.
The commissioners having In charge the
erection of a memorial monument to the
late President William McKlnley In Buffalo
aay that the work will aurely be begun
before April 11, 1303. thua making avail
able the appropriation made by the state
legislature with that restriction.
Lord Wolverton. recently appointed par
liamentary secretary of the British Board
ot Trade, was at one time a clerk in a
Wall atreet broker'a office. He was then
plain Frederick Glyn. His lordship is an
admiral's son. married to the only sister
of Lord Dudley, viceroy of Ireland, and
taads high with King Edward.
Cronp attacks a child without warning and needs Immediate,
prompt attention, or It may prove serious even fatal. If you notice
any symptoms of croup, give baby a small dose of
THE ONE THAT CURES."
cheap preparation tbst be ssvs Is "Just as good as Pr. Bull's." lie is thinking of Urger
fronts only, not of your health or the health of your baby. Pee that the " IWI.L'S
IEAD" is on the package, then you know It is the penuine. Pr. Bull's Cough Syrnp
Is prescribed hy all doctors and used in leading hospitals exclusively. Large bottles at
all druggists, Zc.
SMALL DOSE. PLEASANT TO TAKE. .
BITS OF WASHINGTON LIFE.
Minor Seeaoa ud laeldoava Sketch
oa the Spot.
Washington papers record with expres
sions ot regret the retirement from active
service of Mr. Henry O. Hayes, the oldest
reporter at the national capital. Advanc
ing years and Ill-health are given as the
cause. Mr. Hayes reported the proceed
ings of the senate for years back for the
New York Associated Press, for the United
Press and of late for the New York Sun.
"No newspaper man," eays the Washing
ton Post, "ever had a more complete grasp
of the situation In the senate than Mr.
Hayes. His understanding of the rules of
the body, bis acquaintance with and bis
perception of the limitations of senators,
his knowledge of congressional legislation,
obtained by making a life etudy of It, and
bis long experience as a reporter who not
only chronicled the actions of legislators,
but also sought the motives which Inspired
tbe action, all combined to render his
Judgment upon anything respecting the
senate practically Infallible. Mr. Hayes Is
a fine stenographer, and, above all, knows
how to make a news report from his short
hand notes a sort of ability possessed by
few stenographers. He always uses a pen,
bofh In taking and in, transcribing his
notes, as he never learned - to operate a
typewriter. While he works with delibera
tion and appears to be working slowly, he
rqally accomplishes a prodigious amount
of work. Once while reporting ( the pro
ceedings ot a state political convention In
New York he furnished to his newspaper
In one day eleven columns of matter
about 16,000 words all written In long
Secretary Shaw says that Washington Is
very different from Denlson, la., where he
kept bank before becoming a member of
President Roosevelt's cabinet. "In Denl
son," said the secretary in making his
point, "we were taught in common with a
great many simple country people that
cleanliness Is next to godliness. Here in
Washington this old proverb is reversed
and cleanliness is desecration."
The secretary started to carry bis Denl
son training Into effect as soon as the dull
summer months set In and he Is still work
ing at his Job. He put a force ot painters
apd decoratora at work in the treaaury
building who cleared-away-the dust accu
mulations and brightened the walls with
freBh paint and new decorations. . The
Washington public did not take the secre
tary's action seriously until he began on
the exterior ot the building. . The eastern
side of tbe granite structure was black
and grimy with deposits of dust and smoke,
and as such a condition of affairs did not
accord with the Denlson Idea of respecta
bility Mr. Shaw secured the services ot a
Chicago firm that cleans the exteriors of
stone buildings with a sand blast and in
structed that all evidence of age and filth
be removed. The cleaning is now in prog
ress. Senator Spooner ot Wisconsin can only
look down physically on one other man in
the senate Simon of Oregon. Spooner la
rather touchy regarding his lack ot Inches.
A short time ago he was sitting reading
a book In hia committee room when Dr.
Heenan, consul at Odessa, was brought In
by a friend for an Introduction. Heenan
Is a giant, 6 feet 4 inches tall and broad
across the shoulders. When Spooner rose
to be presented Heenan looked down on
htm and said: "And this Is Senator
Spooner?" "Great Scott!" flared Spooner,
you don't think every United States sena
tor must be 17 feet tall, do you I"
Representative Elmer Burkett of Lin
coln, Neb., la very Jubilant. "Within the
last ten days," be said to a Washington
reporter, "the state of Nebraska has
bought $300,000 ot the bonds of Masachu
setts as an Investment.
'The United States furnishes money to
England; Nebraska supplies funds for
Massachusetts. I shall rub that In on
some of the Yanks on the floor.
'Where la the star of empire, anyway T"
inquired Mr. Burkett as he disappeared
within the door of tbe committee on ap
propriations. The senators and representatives who
have returned to Washington are not fa
vorably impressed with. tbe Improvements
at the White House, especially the new ex
ecutive office. They do not like the new
doctpr about It.
r;'Jake.' Ayer'i s"rsapari"a. Wc say ItTsb'
jj I U and the doctors say It, too. Ask your own J fl
'sr doctpr about it. He rrobablv has the JJ lV
formula. He can tell you Just h6w
It lifts up the depressed, gives cour
age to the despondent, brings rest to
If your liver is sluggish, bowels
constipated, tongue coated, better
take one of Ayer'a Pills at bedtime.
These pills greatly aid the Sarsapa
rilla, and cure all liver troubles. Two
grand family medicines. '-iSwOTJS
T11H OLDEST. SAFEST. BTIWKOESlCllKgTv
Dr. Dull's Cough
&v f f J I It will relieve it instantly
VlBl and cure it In a night. No
sf U I Ulf danger from choking after
W you have given baby one
or two drwes. Every mother should keep
bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup In the house
to be prepared for sudden attacks of croup.
Thousand of letters are received from gTateful
mothers, who say their babies' lives have been
saved by Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup.
e careful and so that you get the enulnal
do not let an unreliable dealer sell von some
executive office. They do sot like tbe
squatty appearance of the new Office build
ing nor the conveniences that surround it.
President Roosevelt has lived In Incon
venience for the last two months, sines
he returned to Washington, and be baa be
come used to the petty annoyances at the
White House, but the senators 'were not
prepared for such demoralisation and they
have been kicking ever since they struck
town. "They do not like ths way the
money appropriated to Improve the White
House has been used," says one corre
spondent. The new office for the presi
dent has cost about 175,000 and la not com
pleted. It looks more like the stable .an
nexed to a New England farmer's . bouse
by a series of other outhouses than 'any
thing else the senators csn think of and
they are asking if the architects ot this
work are the same whs have been ex
ploited as the men who are to rebuild and
beautlfuy the national capltol."
Secretary Shaw has distanced all en
deavor In beautiful covers for reports to
congress. Hla annual statement, forwarded
to the senate Wednesday, was topped by
an exquisite creation In morocco, with gilt
filigree work as fine as the bookbinders ot
the government could supply. The aotlons
and policies for a twelvemonth were tied
la equally beautiful red irlbbon with the
loveliest kind of bow knots.
Brooklyn Life: She Papa is going to
settle a million on us.
The Baron That's well. ? can give
you a suitable allowance.
Somervllle Journal: Teacher Where was
the Declaration of Independence signed?
Jack At the bottom:
Detroit Free Press: Elizabeth Begone,
Horatio, me mudder says yer ain't reflned
enough ter go In our Bet
Horatio You're crazy, you are. Ain't me
rodder workln' In a lard refinery dim very
Detroit Free Press: ."What is an op
tlmist, father?" .
"An optimist, son, Is a man who believes
that coal will be cheap In a month or two."
Philadelphia Press: "I was shocked"' to
remark your husband out gunning on- the
Sabbath. ' said Kev. Mr. Stratelace.
"You would have been still more shocked."'
replied the offender's wife, "If you had"
heard his remarks about his luck.', i ,i
Baltimore Herald: "Whail You sre olna
your best to elevate the stage. Excuse me,
but I can hardly believe It." a"- iuf'
"Well," said the manager,! "I've Just In-'
troduced a realistic explosion acene In this,
play that has the effect ot elevating at least
part of the etage."
Philadelphia Press: "Bee; here," said Mr. ,
Stockson Bonds, "I don't want you to have
anything more to do with that young ub."'
"Why, pa." cried hla .daughter Indig
nantly, "how can you call him a 'pub?' "
"wny not? His father's a Bear; he's ben
fighting us Bulls in the Street for weeks." '
Judge: Cobwlgger Was there any mooay .
In this pocketbook you lost?
Mrs. Cobwlggor Money? That's. all you
sordki men think about. No, there-wasn't
any money; but It contained liellas mar
riage notice, a lock of mother's hair, and"
all my lovely recipes. ,
New York Tribune: Hercules had Just
been assigned another labor.
"Gee!" he chuckled, "this Is a snap.. Sup
pose the old gujr had asked nse to get a ton -of
With a merry - laugh hi poeeeded to
coerce two rlversnto flowing through the
Augean stables. .r. .
Detroit Free Press: Mfss TJgllface I
could really never be contented and happy
In the room you've given me.
Hotel Clerk Oh! I ll fix that all right
(i'o bellboy) Go up and remove tha mirror
from the lady's room.
CONTENT. - ; "
Somervllle Journal. -.;
Tot! ask me why I am so gay,
Why Joyous smiles a'erspread my face.
Why I, so doleful yesterday, , ..
Now wear an air of buoyant grace.
All anxious care I've laid aside,
A calm content pervades my soul, .
I walk the streets In conscious prides."
I've got a quarter-ton of coal! ,
Oh, weary miles I walked and walked.
To And a dealer who would selL
And pleadingly I talked and talked.
Just to be told to go to well, .
My troubles are all over now,
Like Croesus In my wealth I roll, .
Gone are the wrinkles from my brow
I've got a quarter-ton of coal t -
Oh, how I pity the poor chap
Who gets his fuef by the peclt, ' v-'
Or him, who, much worse off, mayhap.
Can t get a quart, to save hla nerK.
To some the dealers murmur "NltJ" .
Or stingily their treasures dole, ' "
But I I tell you what, I'm IT
I've got a quarter-ton of coal!
It, too. Ask vour own
He probably has the
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