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The Southwestern Improvement club
draws the chalk line at cinder side
walks. Omaha's banks make a gratifying ex
hibit ot , resources and liabilities,
Omaha's banks are a credit to tbe city.
Tresldent Ioubet of France Is beconi
lng quite a traveler, but lie Is not yet In
the sumo class with President Hoosevelt
Interested spectators of the- impend'
lng municipal tournament, should not
lose their heads In trying to size up the
speed and wind powir of the four race
horsca who have been entered in the
. The mayoralty candidate of the
franchlsed corporations' is ' committed
and vouched for by tbe local demo
cratlc organ as not only in. favor, of
municipal- ownership, but also in favor
of the referendum.
Tbe pop-rump cuudidute for mayor
assures the citizens 'of. Omaha, that .he
will do the fair thing if he is e'ected
but file chances of being elected are
about as good as his' Cbuiit-et of being'
transported to the moon in a celestial
. The ; nonpartisan ' police commission,
which - manifested , such, pernicious -ac
tivity In the republican, and . democratic
primaries last week, is now bending all
its nonpartisan energy to elect the cor
poration candidate for mayor and a set
of corporation, councllmen.
There Is no law against bolting, but
when delegates walk out of a conven
tion because after desperate' efforts to
win over recruits by bribery and cor
ruption they find themselves in
minority, they can hardly Justify the
bolt by trumped-up charges of unfair
rulings by tbe chair.
The Colorado School of Mines without
'a faculty is still in much better shape
than it would be without students. It
shonld be .easier toget new professors
and Instructors In place of those who
have gone out on a strike than It would
be to replace the student body if it had
suddenly taken Its departure.
Whatever strikes the worklngmen of
Omaha may feel forced to engage In,
it is to be hoped they will remember at
all times that they cau gain more by
orderly behavior than by violence and
lawlessness. Omaha workiugmen have
a well-earned reputation as law-abiding
citizens, which they must maintain at
all hazards, :
The campaign fur equal taxation is not
yet finished. It cannot be fought through
suceesnfully with a mayor uud council
that are bound In advance to do the
bidding of the conoratlons. It can be
fought through suectssfully with the
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belp of a mayor aud council who have
the Independence to stand up for the
people at against the corporations.
The pop-rump i;latrorm favors home
rule "to the fullest possible extent com
patible with good government." This is
the string hung out to catch the
Broatch jjol'ce. club which Is expected
to be swuug at full length for purity
and roforiu. Interpreted by Kroatcb
borne rule la police affairs Is Incompat
ible with good good government.
The next piece or ornamentation that
Nebraska is to Indulge In Is to be a
tate architect, for which provlsiou was
made by the last lcglalature. It la Inti
mated that no dearth of candidates Is
likely to be encountered no matter what
qualifications may tie exacted. Presum
ably the state architect must know all
about the construriluu of political plat
forms, the mechanlsui of the machine
aud the, selectlou of good timber for
elective offices, to say nothing of the
strength of a political pull
manvvactviuh akd laor.
The action taken by tlie National' As
sociation of Manufacturers In regard to
organized lalwr will coinumiid general
attention and scents to mark an epoch
In the relations of capital and labor.
It Is a step In the direction of a new
policy ou the part of employers that
erttlnly means much for, the future of
Industrial conditions, whether to the
Itcncflt or otherwise of the vast interests
Involved Is a question which only time
ran determine. The very positive stand
taken by the president of the association
of manufacturers against the general
policy of the trades unions unquestion
ably voiced a very general sentiment
among those composing tbe association.
There Is no donbt that the nearly uni
versal feeling among this class of em
ployers Is that the time has come for
making an organized resistance, on the
part of manufacturers, to the labor or
ganizations. The association met with
the Intention, there! -is good reason to
believe, to put itself plainly on record
In accord with the views of its presi
dent. . .
What it did do Is a modification of
those views. The aAlresa of Mr. Carroll
D. Wright, an authority of the highest
ability and absolutely, fair and Impartial
In his Judgment respecting the relations
between .capital and labor, undoubtedly
had much .to do In Influencing the a-
soclatlon not to adopt the radical views
expressed by Its president. Had those
views been adopted in full It would have
meant the creation of hostile camps of
employers and employes - which could
only have had the effect to Intensify
hostility and aggravate the existing dif
ficulties of the situation. Mr. Wright
pointed out that organizations of capital
and organizations .of labor are both
Justifiable and that they can be made
compatible with and promotive of
mutual Interests and tbe preservation of
Industrial peace. The arguments pre
sented In support of this view appear to
have had a salutary influence upon tbe
At ull events the resolution: r.dopted
by "the 'association do not oppose or
ganized labor, but simply those policies
which . are commonly practiced as a
means of carrying out the behests of
organized labor. In this respect the asso
ciation is In harmony with the declara
tions . of the Anthracite Coal Strike
commission,, which have been accepted
by the leaders of labor generally and
by the public. The association of manu
facturers also takes the ' position that
the nonunion workman has rights which
should be respected and Is opposed to
any discrimination against him. It
stands for absolute freedom between
employer and employe in respwt to all
their relations. - A. resolution was
adopted encouraging. the organization of
nonunion worklngmen a movement that
nas already started and In some locali
ties has gained considerable headway.
mere is pernaps nothing In this likely
to prove, inimical to organized labor, but
It should suggest to the leaders of that
labor the wisdom and expediency , of
correcting wnatever raqitg there may
be m methods and placing organized
labor on a .hauls that will relieve It of
all reasonable objections. That this can
be done with positive advantage to
trades nrilgnrsin is hot to, be doubted.
. -Jk THORVUUH IHVKSTNjATiVlt.
Aa soon aa Postmaster General Payne
returned to Washington he 'made an or
der directing a thorough investigation
of every division of the Postofflce He-
partruent and this la now. being prose
cuted by Inspectors of the department
under the supervision of the fourth as
sistant postmaster general. The devel
opments thus far which have come to
public knowledge, whye'uot especially
sensational, axe of a nature showing
that there has been a great deal of cor
rupt practice in the department for some
years and It" la by no means improbable
that there may be Involved In the dls-:
closures some former and present offi
cials of high posltrW . ' .
'At all events It Is evident from the
language of the postmaster general's or
der that bis Information la of a char
acter to Justify the belief that certain
officials have for a-considerable , time
been pursuing a course which If proven
will subject them to criminal prosecu
tion. Pending the investigation, the de
partment Is making no changes In the
official personnel and has even cancelled
allowances made for certain postottlos
by the salary and allowance division,
notably In the case of the New York
postofflce, as to which the charge Is
made that promotions had been sold. As
now appears this Is the most, serious
Hcundal ever connected with a depart
ment of the government and it Is the
avowed purpose of the postmaster gen
eral that It shall be probed to the bot
tom. TH PAXAUA TREATY.
By way of Loudon Monies the state-
meut that the ratification of the Panama
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canal treaty by the Colombian govern
men i is extreineiyudonbtful. .This in
formation Is derived ; from a private
source, very likely British, but it is quite
possible that there la some substantial
foundation for it It Is a fact that there
has never been any absolute expression
of confidence from a reitouslble source
In Washington that th treaty would be
ratified by Colombia. It haa been given
out as the belief In official circles that
the congress of the southern republic
will ratify the convention, but ther haa
been shown all along the presence of a
feeling of uncertainty and recently noth
lng has been heard from Washington to
Indicate that there Is any sense of assur
aree there that the treaty will be ac
cepted In its present form by Colombia.
Perhaps the authorities at Washing
too are no better informed In regard to
the matter than the general public, or If
they are it 1 deemed expedleut uot to
acquaint the public wltb the situation
Still there seems to be no good reason
why, If our government is reasonably
i certain that the treaty will be ratified,
It should not permit the public to know.
The fact appears to be that dellnlte In
formation can be had at to the fate of
the convention only wheu the Colombian
congress convenes, which will not be
for some little time. The chances are
favorable to the ratification of the
treaty, though It Is pretty certain to en
counter opposition, but how formidable
this will be there Is as yet no Indica
tion. XgBIiASKA AD MlSfUUHI.
The state ot Missouri Is run by boodlers.
Two grand juries are at work on the or
ganized corruption ' ot which the state
has long been tbe victim. Tbe grim evi
dence piles up fast. Day by day the boodle
circle widens. There Is a scurrying to and
fro of high officials and members of tbe
legislature. Messenger boys Jy the hun
dred wltb telegrams and special letters
flit about in search of panic-striken law
makers and administrative agents who are
trying to help or warn each other, but
are at a loss what to do next. From bar
rooms and bagnios the flash of 21,000 blllB,
paid by monopolists for legislative favors,
has been Identified outside and Is now
fixed in testimony before tbe grand Jury.
Ring barriers are swept away by a tide
that continues to rise. The flood of light
projected Into dark places of loDg stand
ing grows In Intensity and there Is no
escape for the guilty things that try to
hide from it while they curse it. At last
Missourtans are forced to see that the law.
maklni functions of the state are sold to
the highest bidder, and that bidder, of
course, Is some trust In quest of a monopoly.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
It is an open secret that corruption-
was Just as rampant at the state capital
of Nebraska during the session of the
legislature as It was In the capital of
Missouri. Bribery stalked defiantly in
the legislative halls and In the cloak
rooms, and the corporation lobby kept
open house at the principal hotels,
where lawmakers were led astray and
debauched almost In broad daylight and
within jjubllc view.
But the reign of boodlerlsm at Lin
coln has scarcely raised a protest from
tbe olflcerr charged with the enforce
ment of law and punishment of law
breakers, while In Missouri boodlerlsm
Is being made odious and boodlers will
be punished. In Missouri grand Juries
are fearlessly probing the cancer of cor
ruption and the X-rays of Investigation
are being focused not only upon the
bribed lawmakers, but upon the bribe
distributers. In Nebraska profound
darkness covers the crooked paths of the
boodlers and the men who have . sold
out feel secure In the possession of the
bribes and gifts that were lavishly dis
tributed by the lobby, it is even doubt
ful whether a Lancaster county grand
Jiiry could be induced to indict the
boodlers If the proof of their guilt were
piled up ' mountain high. It Is ' ex
tremely doubtful also whether an In
dicted boodlef could be successfully
prosecuted In the Nebraska capital.
In this respect Missouri . looms np
above Nebraska as much aa: the Eiffel
tower does above the city of Paris.
The ' special' 'committee appointed by
the Keul.listate exchange to Investigate
and report the relative njerit of candi
dates for municipal office and tbe
pledges they arc willing to make on
the vital Issnes that concern Omaha
taxpayers, has concluded Its labors and
been discharged. The committee con
fined Its efforts to a mental diagnosla
of ' two candidates for mayor,' whom It
believed predisposed to be long on
promises and short on performance,
and made a loiig-dlstance survey of The
Dolly Varden candidate who pporta
popullstlc lieadgear and corporation
breeches. After most profound reflection
the committee arrived at the conclusion
that political palmistry was out of its
Commissioner oP Immigration Sargent
Is quoted as testifying to the high class
of Immigrants who have been coming
into this .country during the past year.
Previous commissioners have usually
been constantly complaining that unde
sirable foreigners were coming through
the gates and, Instead of stopping them,
asking congress to revise the laws so us
to make admission more difficult, not
withstanding the fact that all the really
objectionable classes were barred by the
existing statutes. If the Immigration
now is fully up to the standard we have
a right to expect, it is to be hoped tiere
will be an end to the clamor for still
further legislative restriction o Immi
gration. Governor Mickey declares that he pro
poses to appoint' a police and Are coin-
mission for South Omaha that will do
Its duty. That Is very gratifying, but
If Lee Spratlen, the Burlington's right
of way man, who was commissioned by
Governor Mickey Inst month, Is a model
for the South Omaha commission. It Is
to be hoped that the governor will see
his duty clear In postponing the' ap
pointment for an Indefinite period.
It Is Intimated that the merger case
may not be appealed to the cupreme
court for fear that tribunal mi'it not
only attinn the decision of the lower
court, but even go to further extremes
that would be embarrassing to future
operations of the merger magnates. The
points in dispute will have to go up to
the supreme court for final adjudication
some time and they might as well be
decided now ax later.
Of this fact Mr. Ht-usou cannot be
ignorant, namely that his candidacy for
mayor It projected by tire men who
tried to buy control of the republican
city convention with corporation boodle
and actually succeeded In bribing one
delegate elected for Moores to betray
his trust by going over to his oppo
nents. A Domination resting on bribery
and corruption is hardly a thing to be
The lower house of the Illinois legis
lature haa been canvassed on the ques
tion of enabling legislation for munic
ipal ownership as the solution of the
traction problem in Chicago, with the
result that eighty-five expressed them
selves favorable to municipal owner-
sh'p. eleven against It and forty-three
undecided. The municipal ownership
Idea Is spreading throughout the land.
And now w ireless telegraphy it about
to be adapted to purposes of military
communication. We have had bullet
proof coats . aud horseless carriages
promising to revolutionize army man
euvers on previous occasions without
materializing, and as for fighting by
wireless messages, some successful ex
periment will be first needed before the
people will believe that it It a go.
President Parry of the National Man
ufacturers' association It hardly going
about it In the right way to bring about
economic peace In the Industrial world;
on the contrary, he Is doing much to dis
credit the organization he represents by
uncalled for attacks . upon the labor
unions. The National Manufacturers'
association should have a president who
Bemember that the privileged cor
porations want "a safe man" for mayor.
Remember also that the corporation
managers are all united against Frank
E. Moores. They would nrefer either of
his competitors to Moores. That It the
reason the common people who have
no special privileges, but want Justice
and fair play . should rally 'round
Colonel Bryan will have to look after
his fences In Tennessee, where the state
senate, still In session, has Just adopted
resolutions endorsing the speech on the
negro question delivered by former Pres
ident Cleveland. It Is dangerously near
the treason line for a state supposed to
be wedded to Bryanlsm to throw bou
quets In the direction of Cleveland.
If It Is really true that Admiral Schley
Is considering an offer to lecture, he should
lose no time In executing a loop and thus
void tht. danger.
Locality Makes a Dlffereace.
A New York state Judge has decided that
when husband and wife die at tbe same
time the wife dies first. In New York this
Is a decision; in Ireland It would have
been a bull. i
Overwork In Sight.
You will be requested to take note here
after that stamps that have suffered any
mutilation whatever will not be accepted
for postage. This will make more work tor
the recording angel.
' The ltal Qaeatloa.
Despite the large number of topics de
bated In the public utterances the question
which Is holding the public sttentlon is,
Will the president get the bearT The
president started for bear bnce before and
the nation would hate .to have htm dis
appointed again. ! ;
Barometer of Prosperity.
' .Philadelphia Ledger.
The 'general prosperity is reflected la
the statement of tbe receipts of the fed
eral postofflce department for March, 1903.
Fifty . of the largest postofflcee in the
pountry collected . S&J20.200, as compared
with S5.2T0,721 for March of last year, a
net increase of $449,479,' or 8.6 per cent.
A Foolish .SaitKeatlon.
Boston .Herald. '
It is one of the symptoms of the silly
season in politics that there Is talk of
Carter Harrison of Chicago as the demo
cratic candidate for the next prealdency.
Mr. Harrison has apparently a rather clever
understandlag of the local conditions of his
city, politically epeaklng, but beyond that
he is of no significance, and we are In
clined to credit him with good judgment
sufficient to recognise the fact.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S HARVEST
Combination of Adrsatagei His Oppo-
, neata Caanot Overcome.
Philadelphia North American.
An Increase of 2,000,000 acres in the area
of western wheat lands, combined with
refect crop conditions up to date, prom
ises an enormous harvest, contluued pros
perity and the emancipation of more farm
ers from mortgage servitude this year.
it is the farmer vote that changes the
political complexion of ' the national ad
ministration, and when the farmer la sat
isfied with conditions he leavrs well enough
alone. He knows better than to attribute
bis prosperity to any political party, but
the party or administration which does
nothing to disturb favorable conditional Is
good enough for blm, and he turns a deaf
ear to the pleadings of the opposition for
a chance to try experiments at his ex
Unless something calamitous happens to
the whent crop the opponents ot President
Roosevelt will harvest bat few delegates In
the west. Roosevelt has fallen heir to the
McKlnley luck, and that luck, added to his
own good sense and sincerity of purpose,
completes a combination of political ad
vantages which his opponents In the party
and -jutslde cannot overcome. Piovldence
and the people are with Roosevelt this
Five Missouri packing firms have Just
paid $27,000 to fines for violation of antl
trust laws. Look out for a Jump In the
price of sirloin.
There are legends to tbe effect that
sailors are no horsemen. And yet Admiral
Dpwey drove the mcst spirited pair of
horses seen on the avenues in Washing
The famous palace occupied by the late
George W. Chllds of 'the Philadelphia
Ledger, which, cost him over 11,000,000, is
to he transformed Into an apartment
Dr. L. Gideon Archambault, one of the
oldest physician in Rhode Island, who
died several days ago In Providence, left
(40,000 to found a hospital for the aged
poor of that city.
The consulship of Guayaquil, which has
been offered four times. Is still vacant,
Here la a good berth, carrying 13.600, for
which your brother-la-law may be ad
mirably fitted. Write or wire at once
to your congressman. (
Ladislas Madarass, who was Kossuth's
minister of police In 1S49, and who for the
past fifty-four years baa lived In Iowa, I
about to start for bis old home In Hungary
to pass Ihe remainder of his life. The
people of his country are arranging an
elaborate reception for him.
It la possible that Maxim Gorky would
reply In the affirmative should anyone ask
blm. "Does literary work par?" He waa
poor as a church mouse before he began
writing, but one of his recent traosao
tlona waa the purchase for $150,000 ot
fine old estate ou the hanks el the River
WOMAN IN CLUB AND CHARITY
Work has been active among tbo
Women's Christian Temperance unions ot
the state this spring and unions have been
formed In the . following placea: Oak,
Nuckolls county, organised March. 18, by
Mrs. D. V. Wheelock; officered as follows:
President, Mrs. Ona Kunkel; secretary.
Miss LUlle Hall; treasurer, Mrs. Kittle
Davenport, Thayer county, organised by
Mrs. Wheelock; president, Mrs. Mary
Christ ner; secretary, Mrs. W. Beck; treas
urer, Mrs. Carrie Porman.
Kennard, Washington county, was organ
ised recently by Mrs. Blewett and Mrs.
Lewis ot Arlington. They also visited
Blair and encouraged the temperance
Btratton, Hitchcock county, is reported
as a new organization by Mrs. Emms
Palls City, Richardson county, organised
March 10, by Mrs. O. C. Boyle, county presi
dent, and Mrs. A. Nesbltt; president, Mrs.
Hattle Crowe-Manger; vice president, Mrs.
Snldow; secretary, Mrs. Anna Graham;
treasurer, Mrs. H. C. Davis.
Pleasant Dale was organised April 7, by
Mrs. Wheelock, with seven members; presi
dent, Mrs. Eva Hither; secretary, Miss
Lydla Stahn; treasurer, Mrs. Nettie Oswald.
Milford, organised April , by Mrs. Whee
lock, with the following officers: Presi
dent, Mrs. Jennie Belts Hendee; secretary,
Mrs. M. E. KInslnger; treasurer, Mrs. Ada
Conklln. At tbe Soldiers' home at Milford
on the same day a Christian Temperance
union was organised by Mrs. Wheelock,
officered as follows: President, Mr. Thomas
Marshall; secretary, Mr. H. A. Parmalee;
treasurer, Mr. J. B. Cook.
Tbe annual meeting and election of offi
cers of the household economics depart
ment was held on Thursday morning, Mgs.
C. H. Townsend, former leader, being
elected honorary leader; Mrs. A. K. Oault,
leader; Mrs. Fred Burnett, first assistant
leader: Mrs. Thomas Smith, secretary;
Mrs. B. F. Weaver, treasurer. Following
the election Miss Van Zant gave a very in
teresting talk on birds.
Fifty-two patients, 621 visits, special
nurses required In live cases, four patients
sent to hospitals, three to friends and Ave
deaths was tbe report of the month's work
of the Visiting Nurses' association on
Thursday at tbe monthly meeting held at
the Paxton hotel.
At the annual meeting of the Quid Ltbet
club of the Young Women's Christian as
sociation Mist Helen Eaton was elected
president. Miss Opal McOaw secretary and
Miss Bertha Davis treasurer. Owing to
other duties, Mrs. Byers, who has directed
the club during the winter, will be obliged
to give it up and Miss Kate McHugh baa
been secured to give six lessons, beginning
Friday evening with Julius Caesar.
The first basket ball team haa accepted
the challenge to play fc. return game on
Tabor college field nert week.
The Good Time Reading club of South
branch held its first meeting on Friday
evening, eighteen members being present.
Wenonah Stevens Abbott, president ot
the National Woman's Socialist union, will
peak at Bchliti hall on Monday evening
tinder the auspices of the local Woman's
Socialist union. Her subject is to be "In
dustrial Conditions of Women and Chil
, 1 VH
The current topics department of the
Woman's club gave a social afternoon In
the club' parlors on Tuesday afternoon',
which waa largely attended. - After t musi
cal program, to which Mrs. Cook, Mrs.
Coe, Miss Grace Conklln, Mr. Peters and
Mr. Umstead ' contributed, refreshments
were served, Mrs. F.- H. Cole and Mrs.
George Thompson presiding at the table.
Assisting them were Mmes. Matthews,
Bush, Callend, Edgeriy, Weaver, Baldwin
nd Miss Glascow.
The Industrial school committee ot the
new York Federation, under the chairman
ship ot Mrs. Dore Lyon, Is pushing the
work started by the late Mrs. "Jennie June"
Crowley, and on Saturday evening will pre
sent ' Gilbert ft Sullivan's operaa, "Pa
tience" and "Trial by Jury." for the bene
fit of the school fund. 8ome of the leading
local talent are to have part in the pre
sentation and tbe affair promises to be one
of the financial and social successes ot the
season. The committee has recently raised
$5,000, and hopes to realise twice that sum
on Saturday. It is their plan to raise $35
000, and then the legislature will make the
school a state Institution. The school Is
to be a trades training school for girls.
where they may learn to be self-supporting
In any branch of Industry to which they
may be adapted.
A union of French mothers is the latpst
woman's organization of Paris, It being
formed oh tbe plan of the mothers' study
clubs and mothers' congress ot this coun
try. Laws for the protection of mothers
and thetr rights are to be among the alms
of the organisation.
There are to be two more' meetings of
the P. E. O. society ot Omaha before ad
journment for the summer, the qext to be
held on Tuesday evening, April 28, at the
home of Miss Laura Bruner. Mrs. Brant
was hostess of the last meeting, Mrs. A. L.
Sheets and Miss Mayme Hutchlns furnish
ing the program and a social hour following.
At the annual meeting of the Young
Women's Christian association held on
Monday evening Mrs. Mary E. Summer,
Mrs. W. H. Garrett and Mrs. R. M. Clarke
were elected to fill unexpired terms on the
board of directors, and Mrs. J. M. Akin,
Mrs. O. W. Wlckersham, Mrs. W. O. Smith,
Mrs. Frank Haller and Miss Suslo Phelps
to serve three years each on the board.
The report of the treasurer showed a bal
ance of $1,739 over the year's expenses In
the treasury, and It was decided that $1,000
of this shot-Id 'go to tbe building fund. The
association baa now 1,744 members. Plans
have been made for a big anniversary meet
ing to be held May 4. On that occasion
Mrs. Tilden will give a history of the asso
ciation and other plans for the building
and the future will be announced1. There
will be a meeting of the board of directors
on Saturday morning for the election of
officers of the association.
Dr. Abby Virginia Holmes addressed tbe
members of the Home Queens' Circle at
their meeting on Wednesday afternoon.
giving her illustrated "What a Woman
Ought to Know." Mrs. Harriet MacMur-
phy gave a demonstration on spring cook
ery at St. Catherine's academy In the
CALLS BUXINQJOUT ASSAULT
Bostaa Coart Flada' Means . to Reach
Fighters Appearlaar Before
BOSTON, April It George Gardiner, the
pugilist, was fined $100 today for assaulting
Peter Maher, with whom be recently fought
before a club here.
The caae is considered Important, aa it
Indicates a method whereby the authorities
may reach bouts given befo-e private cluba,
with which the courts bad decided they
could aot Interfere.
A faithful and true servant.
"The TtrfedtJ AmerieM Vfikh," m Castrttd book
of Interesting inforrtuHon tboat vkhes, vi!t be tent
free ttpon reqaest.
Amerian Wtltktm Witch Cctnptny, ,f
BITS OF WASHINGTON LIFE.
Minor Scenes and Incidents Sstetcaed
n the Spot.
The vacation dullness ot Washington life
has taken on a cheery face, produced by a
clever bit of doggeral, conveying a delicate
hint. It reads:
"Go ask papa," the maiden said.
The young rrmn knew papa waa dead:
lie knew the life papa had led:
He understood when the maiden said, "do
ask papal" ,
"This bit of verse," writes tbe Washing,
ton correspondent of the Inter Ocean, "has
been floating about Washington foi several
weeks, and no man who has quoted It has
given tbe name of the author. Cabinet mem
bers and senators have used It and not
denied that it was tbe product ef their own
brains. Secretary Shaw got It off at the
cabinet meeting several weeks ago, and al
lowed the others to assume that It was one
of his happy Iowa thoughts.
"He was dtscuselng the reports ot parlia
mentary personalities in, the senate and
suggested this as a good way to tell an
other man to go to hades without breaking
the rules or doing violence to parliamen
tary precedence and practice. Tbe story
was told outside the cabinet room after
ward, tbe other members insist, by 8haw
himself, though the secretary of the treas
ury denied this, and resented It as impugn
ing his honor in keeping cabinet secrets.
"But Secretary Shaw was not allowed In
retain the undisputed authorship very long.
Other members of the. cabinet denied that
It was Shaw who told the story, and used
this verse as a suggestion for the senators.
They did not deny that such discussion bad
taken place in the cabinet room or that
some one had effered this verse as a sug
gestion as a way to get around parliamen
tary restrictions on the freedom of debate
of a more or less personal character. They
each and all simply denied that 6haw was
entitled to the credit, and each member left
bis auditors to Infer that he might be the
man, though he would not lay claim to such
"The authorship seemed to rest some
where in the cabinet circle. None of the
sober and dignified secretaries would send
It out ot that charmed circle of brilliant
minds. It was simply a happy though stray
thought which had intruded on the more
serious business of a cabinet member, as
such stray thought will in' minds that are
brilliant by nature, breaking over the best
discipline of serious work on great govern
- ' ' - '
Third Assistant Postmaster General Mad
den has given out aa official statement up
holding bis course In excluding from the
second-class malls the railway guides pub
lished at Chicago and elsewhere. He says
that such a guide oamfot be properly
classed with newspapers and periodical
magazines, which alone are entitled to the
second-class mall privileges, because with
in the meaning ot the law It is not a per
iodical publication, nor is It a magaslne in
any true sense. .It Is simply, he said, a
book of 'railway time-tables ' and"1 In the
great bulk of the print ot any number not
a type Is changed from the preceding Issue.
"The matter in dispute In this case." he
added, "Is not only that of the legal rate
of postage. The whole question of execu
tive authority is at issue in tbe right of the
department to classify tbe mall matter free
from Judicial interference In matters In
volving its discretion.
"There is no effort to exclude the guide
from the malls, as has frequently been al
leged. . The position of the department is
that It, like other reference books, diction
aries, city directories, telephone director
ies, railroad directories, telegraph codes,
etc.. Is third-class matter and subject, when
sent in the malls, to tbe postage rate pre
scribed by law for matter of that class, and
that It Is not lawful to accord to It the fav
ored rate which the statute provides tor
newspapers and periodical publications.
"What is true of the railway guide Is true
ot the Monthly Railway List, tbe case of
..kl.k lm .li. luntn In (h. -. ..
A vivid reminder of the burning of the
capltol by tbe British In 1814 came to hand
recently in the repairs which are being
made In the document room of tbe house of
representatives. This soom is a three-cornered
space In the northwest corner of the
old hall of the house, or Statuary ball, as
It Is called now. In making the repairs the
old window sashes were taken out. Under
neath was a charred window case, and
when that, too, had been removed, there
was a quantity of lead found; tba old win
dow weight had been melted in the fire and
run down into the crevice of the stcne
wall. This was dug out by Joel Grayson,
and Is being preserved by blm as a momento.
The window saehes were covered with a
coat of dirty white paint, but their weight
attracted tbe attention of the workmen,
and the paint was scraped off sufficiently
to show that they were solid mahogany,
showing that nothing was thought too good
to use In the original construction ef the
Only about $300,000,000, it is estimated,
stands between tne ambitious, nobly am
bitious, commissioners In charge of the
great work of developing the park system
of Washington and the carrying Into full
effect of plana which would place that city
far ahead of all others, tbe wide world
over. In the number and magnificence of Its
public edifices, the harmony and vast scale
of its civic splendors, and tbe completeness
of lu development on the side of ordered
beauty. Tbe sura seems much too great to
be within tbe limits ot practical affairs, but
The short overcoat is always in vogue, and not
for young men only.
$10.00 to $25.00.
Then, there are the new shades of covert cloth ano
the long, full fitted back, cheviot and homespun
coat, that are very dressy and rain proof as well.
At $25.00. r
AO CLOTHING FITS LIKE OURS.
who shall say to the lengths patriot la
pride may carry the American people, act
ing through their representatives In con
gress, in the beautifying ot the capital of
A few years ago when ,a snSall number
of wealthy gentlcrrna mm, various parts ot
tbe country tnade Washington thetr home It
was often predlrted that the seat ot na
tional government would become the fav
orite city ot rich Americans, done with the
active work of fortune building. Now it Is
evident that such expectstlons will not be
realised. New York is the Mecca of the
manifold millionaires. It is clear that for
every rich man who may move to Washing
ton ten or more will establish themselves
on Manhattan Island.. This Is not alto
gether a loss to the capital. lis Ideals may
be all the higher sad Its soctsl standards
the better for the comparatively small part
played by great wealth In shaping Its life
and determining Its destinies.
The Board of Geographic Names, at Its
regular April meeting, voted to reserve Its
former rule abd spall the tame of the
northern capital of China hereafter with a
final g "feklng." Incidentally, also, the
board decided to take up the whole question
of Chinese names and revise their spelling
according to some definite and uniformly
applicable rule. This matter was laid over
for a future meeting, but in the meantime
the members of the board are to collect such
data as will throw practical light on the
"I see that a New York -woman ahot her
husband because she mistook him for a
"Say, ain't It wonderful how all those
land Plain Dealer.
Miss Stayler Everybody says I don't look
Miss Pertleigh Of course, you don't, dear.
It would be simply Impossible. Boston
vounar man." mm her fa thai. ' ktmilv.
'you look a little bit nervous. How do
you reel 7 '
I feel flattered." tenlled the girl's lover.
who had asked for the Interview. "T was
afraid I looked scared to death." Phila
They were talking of the man who waa
thrown from a street car.
"How badly waa he hurt?"
"He doesn't know yet. The Jury In his
suit for damages Is still out." C.Mcago
"I shall not be content until we see our
son snaking $40,000 or $50,000 a year," bmI.I
the fond mother. "My dear," answered
her. husband, "what do you wan-, ulm to
be, a Jockey or a prlte fighter?". Wash
First Chauffeur Whose make is your ma
china? Second Chauffeur Well, about one-third
the manufacturer's and two-thirds the re
"Yes." remarked the loud-voiced man
wun me aiamona siua, i am out oi pol
itic cead." --- i ....
"Ah," murmured the sedate little fellow
In the corner. "May I ask for whose
good?" Philadelphia Record.
A HOMESICK FELLOW.
Will T. Hale In New York Times.
I am gettin' mighty tired o' the life here in
With Its rush as ef the people meant to
turn It upaide down!
I might llssen Ull I'm sixty an' not hear a
I might watch fer ten year longer an' not
see a raael spring;
Fer the Apriles ain't like Aprlle with no
browifn' herds In sight.
An' no tium o' bes In clover, an' lio apple
blossoms white. '
All the place Is full o' strangers w'.th their
chattering that grate
Barbed wire langwlge, some describe it, an'
Seems I'd give i little fortune ef I heard
some person apeak
In the plain, old-fashioned lingo o' the folks
crocks on winder srllisu
Thar's no do were as la flower
Jest sufficient scent an' color tinny bints
o' rose an' green
Fer to wake a dream o' meadows, woods
an aunny waya between,
With the catbirds sendln' downward from
the orcherd deeps a stream
O' slch music aa the saints make whar the
lights o' heaven gleam!
Well, moat folks has separations aomt look
forward to the day
When they'll all have wealth er eomethln'
by the time that they air gray;
As fer me, It's my ambition fer the next
few months to seek
Cash ernoush to buy a ticket back to Mies
an' Billings Creek!
a. a sniaa ,
flavor me frortS
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jj,It' pur ily Jjrjty
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