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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, . :
.Ueorge li. 'Ixacliuck, aecretary of The
See Puullnhliig Company, being uuly aworn.
ay that tho actual number of full and
ompleta roples of The Dally, Morning,
veiling and Sunday Bee printed during tn
month of November, iwi, was as follows:
Less unsold and returned copies.... u.zaT
Net total sales ;M,U73
Net average sales 3O.700
. GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before me this 2uin day ot November, A. D
1102. M. B. llL'NUATE,
(Seal) Notary public
The man behind the counter will now
heave a huge sigh of relief.'
Old Santa CIhus Is entitled to a rest,
but nobody Is ordering him to take It
rnradoxlcally. the biggest Christmas
stocking docs not always hold the most
The scheme for organizing a big
tmggy manufacturers' trust went through
as smoothly as If it bad had rubber
The Agricultural department must
have spikes in Its heels from the way it
la succeeding In stamping out the foot
nd mouth dispose.
Practically all the railroad companies
that haven't thought of it themselves
are getting Christmas hints from their
Members of the council who have
sandbagged the power franchise ordi
nance by adopting the free-for-all
amendment are simply playing ostrich.
That scheme to mine coal under the
aea ought to be followed up immediately
by a plan to scrape all the gold oft the
bottom of tbe.ocean. . There are millions
In It. .
The railroads are going through the
annual motions of cutting off the free
list for the -omiu, j;ear, Jiut he munSie'f
of passes preKonlf-tl to he.conductors
will suffer no visible diminution." .
The scheme of stretching a dying
man's neck to restore him to conscious
ness hardly proves fls suecosttful, al
though It la fully as sensational, as
Doctor Lorenz' bloodless surgery.
With the - Hon. J. Hamilton Lewis
radiating at the center, that forthcoming
Jacksonian banquet ought to be a warm
proposition, no matter what temperature
the outside atmosphere may register.
The Omnha Commercial club will en
terta'n the Nebraska members-elect to
the Fifty-eighth congress. Oinnha will
do well to keep lu as close touch as pos
sible with the congressmen from all the
Couucllmen who are on the payrolls
of franchlsed corporations and council
men who enjoy large Incomes from tne
ale of materials to franchlsed corpora
tions may always be dciK'iulcd upon to
do the bidding of their benefactors.
Why should the city of Omaha be put
to the expense of publishing the open
door franchise ordinance when every
body In and out of the council knows
that It Is not acceptable to anybody and
la not Intended to be of any use to any
body? Senator Teller has gone to Colorado,
but not primarily for the holidays nor
la It likely to be a holiday time with
him. The popocratlc senatorial horizon
la cloudy and a largo area of low barom
eter U 4onud(utly Wreshudowed by the
political forecaster..' ' .. . .
The .adjournment o the coal strike
arbitrators to January 5 may possibly
menu lhat they, are so tired of the In
vestigation that thr-y ..want a long rect
or thut they hoj' the parties are so tired
that they will perhaps themselves settle1
the mutter by that time. v --.
.When It la demonstrated , by legal
proof that Chicago iHlht'imu lu full uni
form have stood Runrd for robU-rs while
they did Ibeir work the report may be
credited that Mayor Harrison does not
want another term, or else be Is sure
the people of that city do not want an
other term of such administration.
The railroads are constantly boasting
of the new Improvements made In their
lines at a cost always up Into the mil
lions and there Is no question that mil
lions of dollars have been put into bet
terments in this state aloue. Yet Ne
braska railroads are paying taxes on a
smaller assessment than ten years ago.
Tie more money, they put In the less
taxea they pay.
Whon William Sttipfer declared him
If out of the race for a second term
as stnto treasurer on the ere of the re
publican state convention of 1002 It
waa gpnprally believed that tlila was
the cloning chapter in the Stuefer Incl
dent. But Mr. Stuefer's fool friends at
the atate capital hare taken It on them
selves not onljr to glorify the outgoing
atate treasurer but In doing bo to vlllify
the editor of The Bee by representing
Mr. Stuefer as a martyr to political and
iK-i-nonal animosity. Under the caption
of "More or Lens Personal" the Lincoln
Journal, that baa always been the bul
wark of state house Jobber and apolo
gist for public thievery, Indulges In the
Perhaps It has been printed before, but
It will do no barm to repeat tha story that
the aiaault upon Treasurer Stuefer had
Its origin In the senatorial struggle of 1901,
which Is Justly considered one of the
blackest pages In the political history of
the state. The members ot the senatorial
syndicate were using every power at tbelr
command to reduce or Intimidate the mem
bers of the legislature and their friend
Stuefer was told. It ls claimed, that unless
he used his Influence and brought certain
members Into Mr. Roaewater'e column he
would have ample cause to regret It In
the future. He didn't scare worth a cent.
and when the abuse began after the -session
was over he simply threw up his hands
and said that he waa ready to retire to
private life. He could have hung the
Rosewater hide on the fence without much
trouble, but a nasty row was not to his
liking, avid be washed his hands ot the
"ho'0 business. It Is widely regretted that
he did not have the stomach to make a
fight, but If a man prefers to live a decer.t,
quiet life with his family and his own af
fairs. It is hardly fair to criticise him (or It.
This attempt to gloss over Mr. Stuef
er's speculative financiering Is an out
rageous perversion of the truth that we
cannot afford to Ignore. Mr. Stuefer!
attitude in the senatorial contest had
nothing whatever to do with the course
pursued by The Bee or it editor with
reference to his management1 of ' the
state school funds. During the contest
before the legislature, Mr. Stuefer pro
fessed to be friendly to the candidacy of
Rosewater and up to this time we know
of no action on bis part that would Indi
cate otherwise. There was no occasion
for threatening Mr. Stuefer even If he
had been openly or covertly opposed t
Rosewater. The only republican mem
ber of the legislature from his district
supported Ros-water until he went out
of the caucus and promised him hla vote
any time he could be elected by it Mr.
Stuefer never had an opportunity to
refuse Rosewater a favor and as a
matter of fact has never had 'any per
sonal controversy with him to this date!
Long before Stuefer waa thought of aa
state treasurer the editor of The Bee
was publicly committed against treas
ury farming of public funds. In 1805
he framed an amendment to the consti
tution which was submitted by the legis
lature declaring that state officers "shall
not receive to their own use any fees,
costs, Interests on public money In their
hands or under their control, perquisites
of office or other compensation" than
the salaries fixed by law. This position
has been maintained successively by
The Bee year In and year out and waa
embodied In the following resolution
presented by Its editor to the republican
state convention of 1901 and unani
mously adopted by that body:
The practice of depositing public funds
on private account and the loaning of'pub
i lit fond for 'pf Ivate" gain' Is" a-' flatWat
vlblanibn ofpiibllo trust." As 'a' tfhrtte-rf
public safety" we " demttid 'rthat 'tne-fa
treasurer and every county, city, village
and school district treasurer sHall keep
the taxpayers fully Informed concerning
the condition and.dlaposltlon of the moneys
entrusted to hla safe keeping by the pub
lication of monthly financial statements
showing the amount of money on hand,
the name of each bank in which It Is de
posited, with the amounts on deposit In
At the time this resolution was Intro
duced the editor of The Bee confidently
expected Treasurer Stuefer to. come
promptly to the front with a complete
exhibit of treasury deposits, and had no
Inkling that anything was wrong until
he refused to comply with the demand
of the convention. The Information
concerning the Burt county, Cuming
county and Otoe county bond deals did
not reach The Bee until after the elec
tion of 1901. The facta disclosed upon
full inquiry fully justified the demand
made by The Bee for the retirement of
Mr. Stuefer. In the face of the losses
sustained by the state through Mosher
and Hartley there could be no palliation
of speculative purchases of bonds
through middlemen, whether or not
they shared the profits with the treas
urer or pocketed them altogether.
In thla view The Bee waa sustained
by an overwhelming public sentiment
which would undoubtedly have defeated
Mr. 8tuefer had he been renominated
and seriously jeopardized other candi
dates on the state ticket - Thla was the
consensus of opinion of the atate con
vention and this It waa that prompted
Mr. Stucfer'a withdrawal., The Bee
gave credit to Mr. Stuefer for volun
tarily relieving -the party., and there his
friends should have been 'content tp, let
him rest Their revival of ;theoStuefer
incident alone has forcVd -upon , as' the
dUngreeable taak of correcting the at
tempted' perversion of history."" '7. '
iXTtxD Tht cvMMissiuy'aj'vwKit.
The interstate' Commerce commission
presumably, has power to i determine
whether railroad rates are reasonable,
but practically It Is Impotent to enforce
Its rulings. Xo matter bow flagrantly
exorbitant or unreasonable the commis
sion may pronounce any- given rate or
tariff that rate or tariff nevertheless
stands. It is no relief to the shipper's
or the producer's anguish of mind and
hurt of pocket that the commission sym
pathizes with him, so long as it cannot
put forth a protecting band.
The most that the com mission ran do
Is to tell Its troubles to the courts,' the
law expressly providing that the wrong
ful rates must not be enforced until the
whole thing has been adjudicated by
the supreme court of the United States.
And as a rule that august tribunal, as
well aa many of the Intermediate courts.
THE Q3IAIIA DATLT -BEEi riUDAT, DECEMBER 20, 1002.
la largely composed of elderly and dlgnl
fled personages who do not go about It
hot foot to dispose of such matters. Ex
perlence has fully demonstrated that the
remedies of the Interstate Commerce
law were well surrounded with the en
chantment that distance lends.
What is needed, what Is indispensable
Is that the commission should have
power, not merely to lnfulre and de
termlne, but also to act If its capacity
to arbitrate differences between ship
pers and public carriers is conceded. Its
findings should be given prima facie
credit and stand till reversed by some
higher authority. If It Is not competent
to pass upon the basic questions of
reasonable tolls and discriminating
schedules the commission should be
OUH ORIENTAL TRADE.
There Is no subject of greater Interest
to the American people, and especially
to the people of the west, than that of
the future commerce of the far east
The possibilities of that trade present a
proposition which may well engage the
most careful and enlightened consider
ation, not only of our statesmen, but
also of our most advanced manufac
turers and merchants. .
Aa a matter of fact there appears to
be very little real knowledge of what
la required to promote our trade with the
countries of the far east The average
American manufacturer and merchant
seems to be utterly unaware of what Is
necessary to win success In the coun
tries of the east. The trouble seems to
be that the American manufacturer is
satisfied to send his surplus into the
foreign markets, . depending upon ex
traordinary conditions to have them
sold there. The result of this Is that
they come Into competition with ' like
goods of other countries, which are
made with special reference to the
needs of those countries, and the ef
fect Is unfavorable to the United 8tates.
The obvious policy is to change the
course that has been pursued and to
adopt one that will be in accord with
that of foreign countries In their deal
ing with the people of the far east It
ought to be perfectly plain to American
manufacturers and merchants that they
cannot win the business of the Ori
ental countries unless they are pre
pared to give to those countries goods
which in quality and price will be on
a par with like goods from any other
part of the world.
We are competitors for trade in the
far east and in order to make that com
petition successful we must be able to
offer as good articles, to sell as cheaply
and to give as good terms as our com
petitors. - Are We In a position to do
this? This is the prime question for
those who are launching out for the
Oriental trade, which promises to con
tribute so largely to our future wealth
A HARROW ICSCAPti FOR LMCULTt.
The. Omaha and Council Bluffs street
railway merger has been a startling eye
opener to the good people of Lincoln.
The clause In the articles of Incorpora
tion of the reorganized street railway
octopua that authorizes it to extend it
tentacles ln-a southwesterly direction
through Douglas and Ssrpy counties to
Saunders county, thence through Wahoo
and , Ashland and . through Lancaster
counts Into -the .city of Lincoln, affords
convincing proof that the large, progres
sive capital city has had a narrow es
cajje.. .' '
Looking through the big end of a tele
scope, the observer on the top of the
dome has discovered a Trojan horse on
motor wheels, built and designed for the
sole purpose of accomplishing the com
mercial conquest Of Lincoln and pipe
lining all Its sap and vitality Into the
back yard of Council Bluffs. Had it
not been for the vigilance, sagacity and
sublime patriotism of the mayor of Lin
coln the dire calamity of being awal
lowed horse, foot and drairnona h
Greater Omaha could not have been
The form borne by the Trojan horse of
Omaha construction waa that of a camel
mat naa been reared, stabled
Krwiueu in me Houth Omaha t'took
yards. The strategic move was to be
gin by the Insertion of the camel's head.
followed by hla hump and bodv
Into the gates of Lincoln. The full
particulara of the exploded con
spiracy , against the peace and well
being of Lincoln appear In the lat
est number of the Lincoln Journal and
recall the closing chapters of one of
Conan Doyle's Ingenious detective
stories. We are told In language that is
plain . that the name of the man who
offered a Trojan trolley line as a present
to tne Lincoln! tes waa Manager Kenyon
of the South Omaha stock yards. Says
the narrator: -
Mr. Keoyoa comes down here ani h,..
the stock yards property. There Is much
talk of resuming packing. Then be be
gins tearing down the packing houses that
Lincoln men built fifteen years ago at a
cost of 1100.000. While the work of tear
ing down house No. 1 Is still In progress
he comes into town and his friends whis
per It around that the Armours are going
to do great things at West Lincoln and
want him to buy the Home street railroad
rrancnise to allow these great develop
ments to get started. Excitable nubile
opinion Is fanned by mysterious whispers,
and only tha hard business, sense of Mayor
Yinneu seeps tae rranchlae out of Mr. Ken
yon's hands. It developed two weeks ago
that he wanted It for aa Interurban line.
and bow it looks very much aa if bis work
was done for the Omaha Street Railroad
company Itself. It would be a brilliant
scheme to give that corporation a
chance to come In here with an In
terurban Una owned In Omaha and
run in the interests of Omaha. Rut
Mr. Kenyon didn't get the franchise.
and the city can keep the road out uctll It
comes in on terms favorable to Lincoln.
The . cty Is now free to encourage soma
concern like the Akron syndicate to come
In and build up a corporation that will
have ita headquarters and power houses
and shops in Lincoln, and will be managed
In the interests ot thla city. All other con
cerns can he kept out, for the South Lin
coln franchiae is still owntd here and the
people will be pretty unanimous in wanting
them barred from participation In the use
of the streets of the city.
And thus It Is that Lincoln is able to
celebrate the Christmas of 19(12 without
being frightened by the horrible night
mare which germinated In an enterpris
ing reporter and a suspicious mayor,
As a matter of fact Mr. Kenyon'a ex
plolt in the suburbs of the city of Lin
coin had no more to do with the Omaha
and Council Bluffs street railway oc
topus than It did with Marconl'a wire
less telegraph station at Quodunk or
Tolduhu, as you please. The clause In
the new charter of the octopus that
permits It to construct trolley lines to
connect Omaha with various towns and
cities of Nebraska and Iowa has no
other significance than would have the
provision In the articles of Incorporation
of an Omaha manufacturing concern
granting It the right to establish branch
mills or factories in other towns and in
ciry rreasurer xienmngs'. re com
rnendattons of charter amendments and
needed revenue legislation merit serious
consideration at the hands of the Doug
las county delegation to the legislature
The defects In the charter and revenue
laws pointed out by Mr. Hennlngs af
fect vitally all the taxpayers of Omaha.
Mr. Hennlngs has made a reputation aa
a delinquent tax collector, Nbut with all
the vigor and persistency brought to
bear by him the task of cleaning up the
record has baffled his utmost endeavor.
The amount of uncollected and uncol
lectible taxes on the books of the treas
urer exceeds $2,000,000, and even if all
penalties were remitted and only one-
third of the amount collected, Omaha
could pay off Ita bonds maturing In 1903
and still retain a very handsome sur
plus in its treasury.
Whatever else the new year may be
to Mr. Harrlman, It Is likely to be
busy one. To say nothing of the still
unsettled labor complications of the
Union Pacific, bis management la in
volved In a strenuous contest with the
Great Northern system on the one hand,
while on the other all accounts Indicate
that a still more serious contest la Im
pending with the Gould system. If he
should begin the clearance of his table
of accumulated business with a hearty
adjustment of affairs with the Union
Pacific locked out employes It would be
a start In the right direction.
Manager Nash has defined hla position
on the electric lighting franchise to his
own satisfaction and that of the Thorn
son-Houston Electric Lighting com
pany, but the members of the city coun
ell who voted the open door franchise
prepared for them by Mr. Nash are yet
to give an explanation that will be sat
lsfactory to the citizens and taxpayers
The recent orders issued from head
quarters at Manila to the army In that
vicinity show that General Miles has
really been there. 1 While they Involve
no impeachment of, the soldierly charac
ter, Infraction of military efficiency or
discipline, they Indicate a lamentable
laxness among the rank and file In burn
ishing the brass buttons on their ant
forms. Spotting; a Victim.
Saturday Evening. Post
Nothing is more remarkable than tha
increase in the utilization of waate prod
ucts. Some day It may even reach the waste
A Word (or the Americas Mas. , ,
The fact that impecunious foreign females
with elongated titles don't come to this
country In search of rtch husbands Is some
what ot a compliment to the men on this
side of the water.
Some of those who call themselves the
salt ot the earth cannot resist the tempta
tion In the scarctty of fuel to push up
the prices, having forgotten the utterances
of the bible against those who harass the
Aa Admirable Record.
St. Louis Republic.
Thirteen St. Louis boodlers and Per
jurers have been convicted by Juries. The
sentences . Imposed aggregate fifty-two
years' Imprisonment. They will be able to
do considerable mediating In a collective
Take ta Elevator for a Cksagt.
Many western railroad companies recog
nize the propriety of increasing the wages
ot their laborers, and in doing so they
equate things by reducing the salaries of
the clerks In the administrative bureaus.
How would it do to apply the aame eco
nomic principle to the salaries of the pres
idents and other highly paid officials? .
A Gealas la rolltlca.
General Nord's unanimous election to the
presidency of Haytl by the Haytlan con
gress constitutes a high and well deserved
tribute to his popularity. The ctrcumstanoe
that tha general had the chamber sur
rounded by a brigade ot infantry and three
batteries of artillery while the balloting was
going on merely shows bis anxiety to pro
tect the legislators from annoyance during
Ralea ( tba Gam.
It seems that, according to the strict
rulea of the game, tha allies, in tbelr peace
ful blockade, are restrained to the use ot
ultimatums for the purposes of bombard
ment This Is a wise provision ot Interna
tional law that saves poise, powder, money
and property damage, sometimes even life,
and is Just as exciting to the foreign of
fices of the various countries engaged as
any other style of play. Of courae, It
renders the lite of the blockaders rather
monotonous, but then It Is easy to be lasy
in the tropica.
Wireless Trlearaph Btatlaaa.
, Philadelphia Press.
The danger of wireless telegraph sta
tions on the coaat, particularly in the
hands of foreigners, has so Impressed Itself
on the French government that it has seised
a station at Cherbourg. Rear Admiral
Bradford recommended some time ago In
bis annual report to Secretary Moody that
measures should be taken for government
control of such stations on the roast, and
since that recommendation waa made
France has made this selsure and Germany
has Issued an lavlthtloa for an Interna
tional conference on the subject. There ap
pear to be a number of reasons why this
idea ot government control should be en
forced. prtrniarly when there la danger of
HEW RtXrS FOB THE ARMY.
Aa Aitertmeat of Btrlaceat Reaala.
tl.aa aa rotated laatractio...
Washington dispatches announce the Is
suance by the War department of orders
governing the examination and classifica
tion of gunners, giving new and more
atrlngent rules for the acceptance of re
cruits, defining and explaining the salutes
which may and should be fired tn honor ot
officers and government officials of differ
ent rank and explaining the methods ob
served In the distribution of government
documents covering army rules and regula
tions. The orders relative to recruits are
Id substance as follows: '
"Until further orders peseons under the
age of 21 years will not be enlisted, and ex
treme caution must be exercised in the
cases of young men applying for enlist
ment who claim to be 11 years of age or a
few months over that age. The unsupported
atatements ot such applicants must not be
accepted, but to be eligible for enlistment
they must furnish competent proof to re
move any doubt regarding age.
"Enlistments and re-enlistments must be
without conditions, and no compromise
must be made to men upon enlistment re
garding service at home or abrdad, as they
will be assigned according to the best In
terests ot the service."
Some changes In the method of firing
salutes are provided by one of the orders,
which In part are aa follows:
"Salutes will be Bred between sunrise
and sunset only, and, aa a rule, not on
Sunday, unless required by International
courtesy. The national flag will always
be dieplayed at the time ot Bring a salute.
The national salute Is twenty-one guns. It
Is also the salute to a national flag. The
aalute to the union, commemorative of the
Declaration of Independence and consist
ing of one gun for each state, Is fired at
noon on July 4 at every post provided with
"An ex-president of the United tSates re
ceives a salute ot twenty-one guns; the
vice president and president of the senate
and American or foreign ambassadors re
celve a salute of nineteen guns; members
of the cabinet, the chief Justice, the speaker
of the house of representatives, a commit
tee of congress officially visiting a mill
tary post, governors within the respective
states and territories and lieutenant gov
ernor of the Philippine Island receive sev
enteen guns; the vice governor of the Phil
Ipplne Islands receives fifteen guns
governor general receivea a salute ot sev
enteen guns. The term 'governor general
shall be taken to mean an administrative
officer under whom officers with the title
of governor are acting. The assistant sec
re tary of war or the assistant secretary of
the navy, when officially visiting a mill
tary post, receives a salute of fifteen guns.'
Aa to the distribution of drill regula
tlons and other government publication
the new orders say:
"Books of instruction (government pub
llcatlons), such as drill regulations or the
army ruard manuals, manuals of courts
martial and the manuals ot the Parlous
staff departments will be furnished gra
tnltously to all officers of the army tor
their personal use to the extent of one
copy each upon application to the officer
In charge of the distribution of War de
partment documents. Duplicate coplea will
not be supplied to individual officers or or
ganlzatlona unless It Is clearly shown that
those on hand are entirely worn out aad
Irrepalrable. Private publications are not
purchased by the department for Issue to
officers of the army for their personal use,
as they are expected to supply themselves
with all such books as are necessary for
the' study of their profession. Including the
period during which they may be, undergo
Ing Instruction at the service schools."
The orders of especial Interest to gun
nere are partly aa follows:
"The object of this examination Is to
ascertain In each battery the qualified
gunners by tbelr absolute and relative ex
cellence In comprehending and mastering
the prescribed Instruction. This examlna
tlon will take place at the posts where
the respective batteries may be 'serving ami
will be separate for each battery- The ex
aminations will take place each' year -'at
auch times as may be designated by the
department commander, but as soon after
the close of the prescribed Instruction for
gunners as may be practicable and before
the annual target practice.
A qualified gunner will be rated as such
for a period of three years, and for such
additional time aa may be required to pro
vide for his re-examination, unless he has
during that time been out of the artillery
service for more than three months.
A second-class gunner, on his own ap
plication, may be permitted to compete at
any annual examination for classification
as a first-class gunner.
"Each battery commander will, previous
to the arrival of the membera ot the board
at the post, submU to the adjutant a list
duly signed, of names of all the men In his
battery who may be designated for exami
nation, with the atatement that he believes
that each man ao presented la capable of
qualifying aa first or second class gunner.
This list will be given to the senior mem
her of the hoard. The board will keep a
record of his marka during the examina
tion, and at the conclusion thereof will for
ward to department headquarters a tabu
lar Hat of the candidates of each organiza
tion arranged In order of merit aa first and
second class gunners, respectively. The
marka received in each subject will appear
opposite the respective candidates' names
and appropriate totals carried out. This
tabular list, with the date of the report ot
the board, will be published in orders by
the department commander. Enlisted men
wbo obtain an average of 85 per cent of
the total maximum mark at the examlna
tion will be claased as first-class gunnprs,
and those wbo obtain an average of 05 per
eent will be classed aa second-class gunners."
After all. the real reason for the advance
of kerosene oil Is that the oil trust wants
Mme. Pattl, it Is said, preserves as a
talisman the boots she wore at her debut
over forty years ago.
The people of Spain have discovered that
King Alfonso Is not only diplomatic, but
seems to have a will of his own.
The German and English method of pro
ceeding against Venezuela Is for the cred
itor to constitute himself constable. Judge
After General Miles, General Toung will
be lieutenant general five months and than
General Chaffee will serve about two years
aa the head of the army.
Newton Thorp Is designing the monu
ment in Union square. San Francisco,
which will be erected te commemorate
Admiral Dewey's victory of Manila bay. It
will cost about $45,000.
The members of the Studebaker family
of South Bend, Ind., have decided to mark
the anniversary of the death of Clem
Studebaker by giving to the Epworth hos
pital, In their city, 150.000 in addition to
former gifts for a hospital building.
The great grandfather of Mrs. Mary Jane
Palro, wbo has Just died In Baltimore, was
a member of the Boston tea party, aud In
her home hangs the mirror which hung In
ha ball of the house from which the Boa
ton tea party started oa Its expedition.
Bits of WAsnistrro life.
Miner Seeaes aa laelaeata Skelrae-a
Experts In the redemption division of
the treasury recently eased the feelings of
a Chicago woman considerably by redeem'
Ing two $10 notes which she told the de
partment bad been accidentally destroyed
br her hushsnd. The money belonged to a
churcb society, of which the woman waa
treasurer, and was to have been used for
missionary work. After the money had
been paid to her In small sums she had It
changed Into two new $10 bills, which she
thought would be safe In the atove, so she
placed the money beneath the grate. Sev
eral days later her husband burned some
old newspapers, also the money. When the
time came for turning over the money to
the missionary the treasurer went to the
stove and found Instead of two crisp notes
only a few charred fragments. These sho
gathered up and sent to the Treasury de
partment. The case made a great deal of
merriment In the department. "If I were
out of a Job," remarked one of the assist
ant secretaries, "I should get a load ot gold
brlcka and start for Chicago."
Senator Hanna has announced the dis
continuance of hla famous corned beet bash
breakfasts and great la the sorrow of the
statesmen who loved to drop In oa him
Sunday mornings and partake of his fa
moua dish. The senator haa taken up his
residence at a hotel, having given up Cam
eron house, in Lafayette square, where he
resided for the last two r three yeara,
and In which he gave bis celebrated break
fasts. Mrs. Hanna and the family will
spend the winter at Thomasvtlle, Ga., and
the senator thought there waa no use ot
having a whole jiouse to himself. It la not
thia tact, however, that put an end to the
breakfasts. The only person wbo had the
recipe for the hash was Mr. Haana's col
ored ehef. The hotel management tried to
employ him, but he refused to leave the
Hanna family. An effort waa then made
to purchase the recipe, but the chef re
fused- to give up the secret of compound
ing tne nasn, but carried it with him to
Thomasvllle. Last winter corned beef hash
at the Hanna home meant a gathering of
tne most famous men In Washington. Pres
ident Roosevelt frequently ran over from
the White House and Joined tha hash eat
ers. . He haa not taken breakfaat with Mr.
Hanna since the bill of fare was changed.
Mk. T . . . ....
i-ii a. nininmi dbs aemonstrated in a
genuine faahlon that there is not a bit of
anobblSBness in "the first lady of the land,'
ciuica a TTuingiou correspondent. At a
recent White house- reception, after a num.
ber of distinguished guests bad been re
ceived by Mrs. Roosevelt, a woman, beau
tifully gowned and conducting herself with
an air ot d.stinction, was presented.
Aiier customary iormalltlea the guest
passed on to Join a group ot women wbose
husbands were in the official set. A frigid
nod from one and a haughty reply from an
other made It all too plain that ahe was
unwelcome, for some one had recornlzed
her as a former saleswoman In a large New
York department store.
nun consummate grace she withdrew
from the circle and waa about to leave the
parlor when Mrs. Roosevelt, with her char-
acterlstie tact and discernment, stepped to
ner siae ana, extending her hand, said:
"I think wo hardly need to be introduced,
aa we are auch old friends. I am glad to
meei you nere. '
And placing an arm around the waist of
tne young woman who had so often sup
plier nor wants at the New York store. Mrs.
Roosevelt led her to a sofa and chatted with
her for fifteen or twenty minutes tn the
charming manner which la Inherent in the
wife of the president, of the United States
and which haa endeared her to every Amer
"Uncle Joe" Cannon entered the hall of
the bouse the other day while discussion
about the bill to stsmp out the foot-and-
mouth disease, was on, relatea the Washing
ton Post. A southern' democrat, who talks
very frequently and on "any old" subject.
which fact has become a Jest on both sides
of tti chamber,, held the-Boor.
Doe -thlsblll cure, the mouth disease ?'
inquired -Uncle- Joe" : of company of
statesmen near hlm;..,--
"Yes," said they. -
"Well, then," replied "Uncle Joe," with
wavi of his: hand toward tho voluble
southern democrat, "I am for It.
The rapid rise of James A. Hemenwar of
Indiana, wbo Is to succeed "Uncle Joe"
Cannon aa chairman of the appropriations
committee, ought to be a great encourage
ment to the much-abused aswt.ig machine
agenta of the country. It baa not been
very many yeara alnee Mr. Hemenway waa
peddling sewing machinea In southern Indi
ana. He Is familiar with all the country
roads In that sect'on of the Hoosler state,
for he has driven them day and night In
search ot housewives who were not sup-
piled with-sewing machines. He did not pre
tend to know anything about national af
faire when be went to Washington, but he
knew how to stick to a task until he se
cured results, and It ia that trait Which
haa caused his rapid advancement oa the
committee on appropriations. Mr. Hem
enway is recognised as the most valuable
man on the committee except "Uncle Joe.
He now Is a candidate for governor of his
Senator Spboner relatea this anecdote of
the former Kansas orator: "I remember
once when Brown was In the senate from
Georgia. He was constantly rubbing his
hands together. One day be became some
what heated on the sectional question and
Ingalls rose and flayed him. I remember
that Ingalls called blm the 'Uriah Heep of
"Brown didn't reply. Next day he came
In with a very meek, rejoinder to Ingalls.
which he read from manuscript, thereby
taking from It what little force it had.
After Brown had finished, Senator Butler
of South Carolina, wishing to be kind, said
to Brown: 'That was a- strong speech of
" 'Well,' said Brown, complacently, 'la-
galls brought It on himself.' '
Extensive Eaperlmeata la ProBt Shar.
Industrial co-operatlon, as we learn from
Pittsburg dispatch, la to be given a test
by a corporation which will be not only
Intensely iaterostlng, but may also prove
an Important step in the solution of the
labor problems by the attainment of real
Industrial peace. The Republic Iron and
Steel company has notified the Amalga
mated Asaocrttlon of Iron, Steel and Tin
Workers that a plan tor making the work
men stockholders in the company will be
presented to the next convention of the as
sociation for consider tlon. It is said
the assoc'atlon will approve the plan, and
that if it be accepted the workers who are
tockholders will have representation In
the directorate of the company.
Profit-sharing, co-operation, the enlist
ment of the Interests of the workers ty
giving them a share of their labor haa long
ppeaied to many minds as the eventual
solution of the labor problem. If the work
ers could only be got to work for them-
aelvea there would be no strike and no
labor troubles, but the practical attempts
to put tha system ia operation have not
been wholly successful as yet oa so large
a scale aa to tempt great enterprises to try
the plan, and It may also be said that whore
attempts have been made they have not
been made under such auspicious condlr,
tlons and surrounded by sensible safe
But there Is nothing In co-operation
rightly conducted , which forbids . success.
The oo-operatlve societies of England are
meeting with astonishing success. The Co
operative Society of Barnsley .recently
opened Its fiftieth retail store, and so great
has been the encroachment of these so
cieties on the business of the independent
-trader that at St. Helen's, near Barnsley,
the Private Traders' Defense association
waa recently formed, while the co-opea-tlve
aocletlea raised a fighting fund of
$500,000 with which to carry on the Im-.
pending war. The societies do an enormous
business and the Independent trader Is
being ground between the upper and nether
millstone, with the co-operative societies
and the great corporations and their
branchea contending for trade.. A recent
writer on the English co-operative socle
"Co-operations as at present organised.
therefore neither divide profits among Its
employes nor Impairs Its business efficiency
by allowing those employes to meddle with,
things which they do not yet undoratand.
Profits go now not to employes, nor yet
to shareholders, but to consumers. Each
consumer gtts a dividend based on the
amount of hla purchases. The result is
that the body of consumers mav ba aalit
to own the co-operative store and to take
the place of capitalist. The manager ot the
atore and all the other employes are hired
by the consumers and are under Just about
the same kind of discipline In economla
theory as they would be If they were
working for an Individual."
Successful co-operation en a lara'e seals
In England Is chiefly confined to trading,.
out it the business can be carried on suc
cessfully against the competition ' ot the
Independent dealer and the powerful .com
blnatlona there Is some vitality. In co-i
operation, and it is not apparent why the'
same Idea could not be applied to manu-.
facturlng, or almost any Industry. .
THE ACME OF GREED.
Chicago Tribune: Mr. nockefeller prob
ably reasons that as the price of everything
else hsa Increased the people' ought to be
willing to stand an advance of a cent a gal-'
Ion on coal oil. '
Philadelphia North American: Mr. Rock
efeller robs himself of much of th credit
of having made another donation of $1,000,-
000 to the Chicago university by raising.'
the price of oil to consnmers. However
much glory he may gain by hla munificence
it must still be recognized that the Rocke
feller endowment fund waa made up by a
compulsory popular subscription.
Brooklyn Eagle: In view of the enormous
dividends paid by the Standard Oil com
pany. It Is absurd for It to advance the
price of keroaene oil a cent a gallon. The
general shortsge In coal has given tho
company a good opportunity to increase
the price of one of its most important pro
ducts, but a concern which pays $45,000,009
I In one year on a capitalization of
000 could well afford to resist the tempta
tion to mulct the people of the new charge.
Springfield Republican: It might be called
a happy coincidence" that the recent rise
la the price of oil should occur Simultane
ously with the announcement that Mr.
Rockefeller had given another million of
dollars to Chicago unfversity. There are
those who regard the 'two events.' when
viewed simultaneously, aa Irritating. But
evidently they fall to understand modern
philanthropy. Aa It ' Is, we are all con
tributing to Chicago university and the
holy cause of the higher education.-.
Indianapolis Journal: The Standard la one
of the few monopolies In- the 'country .''it'
began la a grasping way, was nourished by
a corrupt railroad combination which mafc
competition impossible, and has always
been managed In a manner1 to make he
company a monopoly. It haa accomplished
that purpose. The Btandard can put ; up
the price of oil any, day at a profit of mil
lions, and it can depress the price of raw
oil aa easily. The leading manacer and
shareholder haa achieved a reputation as a
philanthropist by establishing a unlversltu
and assisting others. It .was .heralded, a
few days ago that he bad made- a- donation
of $1,500,000 to his university. The an
nouncement waa soon followed by an ad
vance In the price of oil which means mil
lions for him. The people of this country
are very weary of the sort of goodness
which lays a burden of millions upon thorn
that a tenth of the gain may be given to
LINKS TO A SMILE.
Philadelphia Press: "It's easv enoueh ta
make frienda," said Ppenders, bitterly, "but
pretty hard to keep them."
"Oh, I don t know," replied Leaders, "rva
Jot a number of frienda who seem perf
ectly willing to let me keep them."
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "Rlvahv'a Hair
looks aa if his wife combed It with a rake."
"Well, that's better than havlna it look
as If she used a lawn mower on it."
Chicago Poat: "You see. the doctors dla.
agreed, and ao he died."
"Oh, well, of course the autopsy settled
the question for science."
No. ihey disagreed at the autopsy also."
Washlnaton Star: "Are you a-ninar to turn
over a new leaf on New Year's day?"
"Yes." answered Senator Sorghum; "I'SS
going to resolve never kunln to Interest my
self in things that do not concern mm. In
other words, when I get busy I will have
to be paid for It.
Baltimore American: Dickson Remem.
ber that brilliant young fellow Tompkins,
wno was in our rmss at college? wonder
what became of him. 1 always thought tha
world would hear from Tompkins.
Itlchardson It did. He became an auc
tioneer, aftrrwarda traveled as a barker
for a sideshow and Is now beating the baits
drum for the Salvation Army.
New York Times:
Crawford What aaved
the disgrace of dying
old Rocksey from
Crabshaw His son-in-law.
Washington Star: "What kind of a man
was Napoleon, said the little boy.
He was one of the man whose mistakes
made them famous," answered his rynlcsl
Earent. lie unaertooK to control the world
y organising armies instead of organising
AN OMAR FOR
Josephine D. Daskam In Harper's Magaattws.
One for her Club and ber own Latchkey
Another wastes In Study her good Nights;
Tin, laae tne ciotnea ana let tne Culture
Nor heed the grumble of the Women's
Ixok at the Shopsirl all about us -Ij
The Wifi of a month," ahe says. "I blow
Into a Hat. and when mv hair la mmvA
Doubtless my Friend will take me to tha
And she who saved her coin for S"lanTlels
And ahe who caught Pneumonia Instead
Will both he I'nderarotiiKl in RWtv v. .v.
And Prudence pays no Premium to the dead!
Th' exclusive Style you set your heart upon
w- ' - -" -" ivuiiirn m nn anon
Ijke monorumi on a Rliiri v-. -
Cheers but a moment soon fo iBu,' u i.
gone. . . . (
Think, in the aad Four Hundred's ii.'i
halls. , "
Whose endless Leisure ev'n themselves an.
How Pl'ng Pong raged so hlgWthtn fa4e,l
T 'ban "r "Z tn,t atlil chaae'lte
Th'Veapy BU,h AV'nU ,nd th ?wry
Th thlt' Crt th,t onca wa ' from
0ert,ore!"", n M"0n 'o-Partnient
Mark down In-vain na .tlPAfl. akall ' as
rs.s. r r - y
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