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TI1E OMAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 1904.
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(Seal) . M. B. HUNQATE,
" Omaha schoolma'ams are to be kept
on the gridiron for another week.
The Jacksonlan club "kitty" threatens
to be an expensive household pet ; '
Colorado bids fair to rival Manchuria
as a scene of war and of press censors.
Colorado democrats also favor Hearst
which is not surprising when one
knows Colorado democrats.
"As ' goes Maine so ; goes the union,"
was the old political proverb. Now the
keynote Is struck by Qregon.
Ak-Snr-Ben used to conduct a retail
initiation business. Now he has to do
it on the wholesale plan. How we growl
John L. Webster has already been
, nominated for the' Vice presidency by
mock convention. If It would only come
that easy nt Chicago. 1
If this Morocco business continues the
naval equipment of the civilized nations
must hereafter Include a" number, ,'of
"ships of the desert" "Y
Speaking about silent candidates, It
may be noted that Mayor McCIellan is
not working the correspondents over
time with anything he says.
' History records Bunker Hill, San
Juan Hill and Nanshan II11L but above
all as a continuous battlefield looms Bull
IIlHin the state of Colorado.
Judge Gray la also maintaining a dig
nlfled silence; but Judge Farker may be
handicapped by not having an active
son on the lookout for his dad. ,
Omaha and Kansas City are to be
placed on an equal footing In the matter
of sugar freight rates. That should be
sweet consolation for Omaha jobbers.
At last the worm has turned. Need,
we wonder that a trunk In the Kansas
City depot exploded, putting four bag
gage smashers temporarily out of busi
ness. ' It Is to be feared that when the small
boy cannot risk his life in celebrating
the freedom of his country half of the
Joys of the Fourth of July will have de
In the Interest of Tiarmony If not of
good management it Is to be hoped the
school teachers of Milwaukee will let
tbetr new superintendent do all of the
When the federal commission and the
World's fair . management have settled
the question of free admissions to the
fair TJucle Sam will have - a better
knowledge of the value of the security
hedged for that last loan.
There are some things no fellow can
find out For example,. If Vie school
board must employ special attorneys
whenever a heavy claim Is pending
against it in the courts, what Is the use
of employing a regular attorney all the
When German capitalists raise money
to connect German cable lines with
those of the United States, with the
avowed purpose of discontinuing the
use of British lines. It is safe to assert
that America and .the Fatherland are
drawing closer together. '
Through the generosity of the school
board the truant officer Is to have $5 a
month for car fare. The superintendent
of buildings Is drawing pay for his
horse. Now let the board furnish the
music supervisor with an automobile
and all will be harmony.
The Board of Education has disposed
of the school lot at Ninth and Howard
for f lO.OOOi That comes just f 1.600 be
low the amouut the board bad to pay to
Architect McDonald for the unused
plans of the high school and the special
Attorney employed to fight his claim.
WBLCUMB TBM ALARM,
Tha Omsha World-Herald sounds an
alarm to the embattled popocratlc hosts
In Nebraska over the alleged discovery
of a plot said to shave been, concocted
by the railroads uand republican man
agers to Increase the railroad assess
ment The plot contemplates the rais
ing of the assessment of Nebraska rail
roads from $20,500,000 to 57.O00,O00.
Welcome tho alarm. Thrice welcome
the plot If Governor Mickey and Treas
urer Mortensen have really been per
suaded that It Is good political tactics
to assess the railroads at their actual
value, or as near as possible to their
actual value, ,in order to make sure of
their own re-election this fall, and If
It Is true that the other members of the
railroad assessment board will Join with
them In carrying out the letter and
spirit of the law, the people of Nebraska
will have reason to rejoice.
Whether doubling the assessment of
the railroads involves a material In
crease in the amount of taxes they will
have to pay la Immaterial at this time.
The railroad assessment board has noth
ing whatever to do with the assessment
of any other class of property. Its plain
duty under the constitution and under
the new revenue law is to appraise the
property of the railroads for the full
value of their tangible property and
their franchises, and apportion to the
various counties the aggregate, value of
the respective roads within each county
at one-flfth of its actual value for state,
county and municipal purposes regard
less of the assessment of any other class
The assumption that the railroads will
pay more In the aggregate under a fair
assessment of their actual value than
they have paid heretofore is a matter of
secondary consideration. Tho conten
tion of the advocates of equitable rail
road taxation has been that the rail
roads have paid taxes on .only one-
thirteenth of their true value, .while
other taxable property has paid on from
one-flfth to one-eighth of its true value.
The contention of the railroad attorneys
last year was that the bulk of all other
property, except railroads, has been as
sessed at anywhere from one-sixth to
one-twentieth, and that many millions
of taxable property had not been listed
The railroad attorneys and tax agents
have insisted that the value of the rail
road terminals, which In Omaha alone
amount Tto over $20,000,000, has been
distributed on a mileage basis along the
entire line Just the same as the value of
their rolling stock. The advocates, of
equitable railroad assessment have time
and again disproved the claim that there
has been any distribution of the value
of railroad terminals, and they have,
moreover, remonstrated against the as
sessment of Nebraska railroads without
Including the value of their franchises.
If the railroad assessment 'this year
is made on the basis for which the ad
vocates of equitable railroad taxation
have been contending that is. If the
tangible property of each railroad,' In
cluding the value of terminals, rolling
stock and, the value of their franchises
are' distributed on a mileage-basis Over
each system the letter and spirit of the
lawwlll have been complied with. The
only serious grievance that would yet
call for redress is the virtual exemption
of railroads from their just share of the
burden of municipal taxation. The
remedy for this rank Injustice does not
He with the' state board, but with the
legislature and the courts.
If the forecast made by the World-
Herald, that the railroad assessment
will be raised by the state board from
$26,500,000 to $57,000,000 proves true,
not only will the prospect of carrying
Nebraska for the democratic ticket on
the railroad Issue go a'-gllmmoring, but
the champions of equitable railroad tax
ation will have scored a substantial vic
tory. - . . 'V'.;
CUNSKBYISQ AM BRIO AIT 1STCRESTS.
A writer on the question of the far
east declares that the very kernel of It
is the Insistent demand of Bussla to oc
cupy a position in a portion of 'the
Chinese empire which Is absolutely de
structive of the sovereignty of China
and which would Inevitably lead to the
dismemberment of that empire. It Is
pointed out that there Is no power
which has, either commercially or polit
ically, a more direct or more vital In
terest In the preservation of the Integ
rity of China than the United States.'
It Is because the paramount influence
which Russia had established In Peking,
urges this writer, could only result In
the partition of China among the great
powers of the old world, and In the
placing on the shores of the Pacific op
posite to our own of another and more
distracted Europe, that the United
States has opposed, with all Its diplo
matic and moral Influence, any weak
concessions on the part of China to her
unscrupulous neighbor. -
"It is because," the writer quoted con
tinues, "thorn Is every reason to expect
that the substitution of Japanese for
Russian Influence In Peking will be a
powerful aid to the development of a
new and regenerated China, open to all
the Influences of modern civilization and
fairly committed to the principles of
human progress, that public opinion In
this country has hailed with so near an
approach to unanimity the. successive
victories of Japan. Inasmuch as among
the fruits of these victories must be the
attainment of ends which our govern
ment and people are agreed in holding
to be desirable, there ought to be no
dispute about the necessity of being
fully prepared to Insist that Japan shall
not this time, be cheated out of them."
now far the United States may judi
ciously go In this direction 1b a question
that will receive serious consideration
when the war between Russia and
Japan is ended.
What our government will certainly
do ts to endeavor to conserve American
Interests in the far east but If this
should require auy sort of alliance with
European powers a perplexing vacuity
will be presented. The United States
get along very nicely In the trouble
with China a few years ago without
forming any kind of alliance. It simply
co-operated with other power in deal
lng with the Boxer uprising. But a
very different situation will be pre
sented when Russia and Japan make
terms of peace. Japan has declared that
she wans no Chinese territory and the
world has accepted the assurance as
being in good faith. Russia, on the
other hand, should ebe be successful,
will most certainly seize more Chinese
territory than she now occupies and will
vigorously resist any attempt to inter
fere with this. In that Russia would
undoubtedly have the support of France
and Germany, both which powers are
now In hearty sympathy with Russia.
Great Britain would doubtless oppose
any further absorption by the Muscovite
power of Chinese territory and the
United States would probably protest,
but It is hardly to be supposed that this
country would take any sort of aggres
sive action for the preservation of
Chinese territory. It would very likely
not go beyond renewing the declaration
of bur policy toward China, the nature
of which is well understood by all the
powers. An earnest effort will be made
to conserve American Interests In the
Orient but It Is safe to predict that this
country will do nothing that might In
volve It In complications with European
TJTg BXPSR1MBHTW1LL BK WATCHED.
The prediction is made by parties who
claim to be familiar with conditions In
western Nebraska that the Kinkald
homestead law. will In the long run
prove of greater advantage to the cattle
barons than it will to the homesteader
who ventures Into the cattle raising
business on a small scale. These pre
dictions are made on the presumption
that the large cattle syndicates will
make contracts with their cowboys to
locate 640-acre homesteads adjacent to
each other and - monopolize vast strips
of grazing lands, which are to be Jointly
fenced and eventually turned over to
the big syndicates. .
The apprehension that such a scheme
for monopolizing public lands will be
attempted may not be groundless.
Tracts of valuable coal lands have been
monopolized by syndicates acting in con
Junction with the railroad corporations
In Wyoming and Colorado by Just such
methods. It is doubtful, ; however,
whether grazing lands taken up by cow
boys or hired settlers, who are pledged
to maintain actual homes for a term of
five years on these lands, can as readily
be syndicated as have been the coal
mining lands, Nwhose title can be per
fected In the first year If the expenditure
for development work equals the
amount required to be done in five
years. . In other words, while the title
to mining claims can be perfected by
an expenditure for development equal
to $100 a year for five years for each
claim of twenty acres, the title to , a
640-acre homestead can only be secured
by continuous residence on the home
stead for five consecutive years, ,' (
It Is extremely doubtful whether con
tracts made In advance by the cattle
barons for the transfer of the 640-acre
homestead at the end of five years would
bold good if the hired homesteader were
disposed to repudiate It. The chances
are that A good many of these hired
homesteaders would refuse to part with
their homesteads If they were able to
make better bargains, and some might
be prevented from making a legal trans
fer by marrying women who would re
fuse to join their husbands In making
There Is, moreover, every prospect
that a very . large number of genuine
homesteaders will locate on the govern
ment lands in western Nebraska and
eventually develop hundreds of perma
nent cattle ranges on a moderate scale.
There is nothing, of course, to prevent
the cattle baron syndicates from buying
and annexing the single section ranches
Just as they might have eventually
bought out and absorbed quarter-section
ranches. At any rate the experiment Is
an Improvement on the scheme for leas
ing grazing lands at 2 or 3 cents per
acre that was proposed to congress two
years ago for the benefit of the cattle
ALL ATTBSTIOK Off PORT ARTBVR,
The attention of the world Is centered
upon Port Arthur; which all the military
experts agree must be taken by the
Japanese if they are to maintain control
over the country which they have cap
tured. Army officers at Washington,
who are most carefully studying the war
situation, point out that the Japanese
are destined to encounter several ob
stacles on their; way to Port-Arthur,
such as that met at Kin Choi, which
some officers regard as merely intended
to delay the progress of the Japanese
and deplete - their force, iff possible.
These army officers, who for the most
part have been of the opinion that the
Japanese would not have as much suc
cess as they have bad, are said to now
entertain the theory that Kouropatkln
must soon expose his plans, If he has
any which can be put Into operation.
The view Is quite general that the Rus
sians were not prepared at certain vital
points as well as they should have been,
but It Is felt that they must certainly
be In readiness at Port Arthur and ought
to be able, under all the usual condi
tions, to withstand the attack of several
times the strength of the garrison.
It is universally recognized that if
Port Arthur Is taken the effect upon
the future of Russian operations will be
very decided, some of the military ex
perts going so far as to express the
opinion that It would end the war. The
Russian government however, will
probably never admit to Itself that the
capture of Port Arthur means the end
of the war. Even If much territory
should be lost thereby the czar cannot
let Russian prestige slip away In defeat
without a desperate effort to, recoup.
That prestige has already been much Im
paired by the Japanese successes, which
have shown thns far that there Is better
generalship on their side and at least an
equal amount of courage. Russia's chief
military officer in the field has as yet
done nothing to justify his fame and It
Is reported that he is losing favor at St
Petersburg and Is being urged to greater
activity. Meanwhile the Japanese . are
steadily Increasing thnlr strength in the
Llao Tung peninsula and may at any
time strike the Russians a heavy blow
Moat of the news coming from the
theater of war continues Indefinite,
though clearly Indicating great activity
on both sides.
Pointing backward an enterprising
local contemporary . tells us thst fifty
years ago last Sunday the city of Omaha
was laid out Between that and the
historic truth there Is a slight discrep
ancy. The pioneers of 1854 were ener
getic and plucky, but they claim no
credit for doing the Impossible. A few
corner lots in "Omnha City" may have
been staked out. on the first day after
the first white pioneers had squatted in
the camp of the Omahas, but It took
many weeks and probably several
months to lay out the whole town.
The automatic vending machine com
panies want to have the license fee ex
acted for use ' of our streets reduced
upon a plea of inadeqnate profits. These
machines are no ornament to the city
and the city would toot suffer if they
should pull up stakes and evacuate.
That suggests the inquiry also whether
these machines have ever occupied a
place on Tax Commissioner Fleming's
Who Is to blame for.the destruction of
the big building near St Louis in which
a genuine Spanish bull fight had been
billed for last Sunday? Was it the pro
moters of the brutal exhibition, Gov
ernor Dockery, who . stopped the per
formance, or the mob that burned the
building because it was beaten out of
There Is an Indication of concealed
but earnest effort being taken by Great
Britain with reference to the war be
tween Japan and Russia, made more
noticeable by the refusal of the prime
minister to take the House of Commons
into his confidence on the subject When
the lion ceases to roar look out for Its
spring. , '
Harmony of Opinion.
Sioux City Journal.
Uncle Bam is apparently stuck on Fort
Des Moines. Des Moines Capital.
As much was suspected, but there has
been some delicacy elsewhere about men
tioning Uncle Sam's poor eye for a bar
Drawing the Laag Bow.
With all due respect to the exalted sta
tion of Justice Brewer and his opinion that
The Hague tribunal marks the beginning of
the end-of war, hls-attentlon Is called to
the fact that there: .toave been mora wars
since The Hague. -tribunal than In the cor
responding period pratrtoua to its establish
ment. More significant still is the fact
that the rather, 6t The Hague tribunal Is
now; engaged in a, war of hia own making.
,. Soma Gooi, from Evil.
One result of the war in the Orient will
be, according to good authority, -to en
courage the consumption of wheat instead
of rice by the Japanese. Wheat flour is
cheaper'' than rice aid already increasing
quantities of it are being used by the Japa
nese, 'There Is a large area in Manchuria
suited to the cultivation of wheat, but
there Is a large population to consume
all that may be grown. More than 18,
000,000 bushels of wheat wtre manufactured
Into flour last year In this country and
shipped to the Orient, and Paclflo coast
dealers look' , for a r00 per cent Increase
within a comparatively short time. That
will make - a; market for the product of
the irrigated lands of the west. 1
Masmates la the Financial
"Jasper" in Leslie's Weekly.
The fight that Law son of Boston is mak
ing against the Standard oil crowd Is
something not to be laughed at, If honestly
and sincerely Intended, as Law son claims
it to be. There la -no concealing the fact
that the public is highly wrought up over
the gross impositions practiced upon It by
men of fa me 'and- fortune in the financial
world. The summary way In which Whlt
aker Wright, the companion of royalty,
the associate of philanthropists and the
daring leader of speculation in London,
was dragged into court, convicted, and
saved from Imprisonment only by the vio
lence of his own band, has stimulated the
thirst for revenge on both sides of the
Atlantic In London especially, where the
public Is less tolerant of Imposition than it
is here, It Is seeking the punishment of Its
deepollars. Recently a cablegram an
nounced the arrest of Hooley, the pro
moter, who, in 1S97, was the talk of Lon
don.' He was the great organiser of specu
lative Industrial combinations, and was
rated at 120,000,000. Now be is under arrest
on a charge of conspiracy 'to defraud,
made by one of his victims.
Publlo sentiment in, this country against
those who have recently enrlohed them
selves enormously by operations In Wall
street Is unmistakably growing on all sides.
It simply wants a leader to make itself
strongly manifest, and Its power, backed
by the strength which manhood suffrage
gives to the masses In the United States,
will overcome every obstacle that money
can pile up, either in the courts. In the
legislature or In congress Itself. The mag.
nates of Wall street are short-sighted if
they do not perceive the great danger
which they bave Invited by their flagrant
disregard of the truUi, by their Indiffer
ence to the law and their disregard of the
equities. They have aroused a spirit of
socialism and stirred up the satanlo forces
of anarchy by their utter Indifference to
everything but their own selfish Interests,
The late Jay Gould, at the time of the
great Western Union strike, reminded me
of the prophesy of Macaulay that this re
public would first meet the test of Us
stability when, with Increasing population
and decreasing wages, the discontented
masses would And it In their power, by the
control of the ballot, to proclaim their au
thority. Fortunately that day bas not
arrived, but there are those who see signs
of Its approach in the candidacy of an
avowed socialist and money-hater though
himself reared In the lap of wealth and
luxury for the presidency of the United
States. The grotesque vision of today may
be the sad realisation of the morrow.
Meanwhile, upon whom will the publlo
first revenge Itself for the wrengs It has
suffered during the financial debaueh bow
happily ended T t
ROCHD ABOIT HEW YORK.
Ripple on tke Carrent of Life In e
"Sambo." the baby elephant performing
at Coney Island, absorbed the contents of
a large Jug which Ms keepers had reserved
for snake bite and pulled oft a stunt not
down on the bills. The animal broke loose
from the compound, and on reaching the
surf struck out for a swim to Sandy Hook
He came ashore at daybreak Saturday off
New Dorp, Btaten Island. He was beaded
for the greasy water of Kill Von Kull
when he was sighted by Frank Kessler,
who was In a boat a mile from New Dorp.
Kessler thought he saw a sea serpent an !
wna In great consternation until "Sambo'
lifted his trunk from the water and trump
eted. Kessler recognized the strange ap
pari t Ion as an elephant and threw out all
his provisions. "Sambo" gobbled them and
swimming up to Kessler'a boat laid his
trunk across the gunwale and Kessler
pulled for shore.
"Sambo" calmly followed Kessler ashore,
where he wss provided with a bale of hay
Sambo" seemed grateful. Then the police
of New Dorp were notified and they Im
pounded the elephant In the barn back of
"Sambo" was tired after his night of ad
venture In the water and soon rolled over
and slept. He swam ten miles In his
Journey from Coney Island to Midland
City officials have discovered the exist
ence of pne of the most Interesting of
trusts a combination among holders of
push cart licenses over the east aids of
Manhattan, which controls, it Is believed
almost exclusively the push cart trade and
Is extorting unreasonable rates from ped
dlers for the use of Its carts. One of
the heads of departments under Mayor Mc
CIellan has been Investigating the process
by which the combination manages to
control the push cart trade and the matter
has been brought to the attention of the
mayor. Tho Investigation Is being con
tinued and before long some interesting
disclosures In connection with the opera
tions of the push cart trust are expected.
After days of awful suffering, death re
lieved William E. Reynolds, a conductor
on the Pennsylvania road at St. Francis
Hospital, in Jersey City.
. Mr. Reynolds sacrificed his life to save
two women who were picking, up coal In
the railroad yards at Jersey City.
As he was going to take out his train he
saw the two women in imminent dangar of
belnjr run down by an approaching ex
press train and at once sprang to their
assistance. He managed to push them
from the track Just as tho train thun
dered upon them, but he had net time to
reach safety himself.
He was struck by the pilot and hurled
a great distance, suffering Injuries which
resulted In his death. He was conscious
but a small part of the time after being
His skull was fractured at. the. top of
the head and also at the base of the brain,
hit nose was broken In two places, his
tongue bitten nearly In two, and there
was a compound fracture of the left arm.
As the result of difficulties between New
Tork City and the Consolidated Gas com
pany over the municipal lighting contract
serious consideration is being given by
Mayor MoClullan and Comptroller Grout
to the possibility of establishing a munici
pal gas plant. It has been called to the
attention of these officials that under a
new section of the charter, passed by the
last legislature, the board of estimate can
Issue bonds at any time for establishing a
gas plant without going to the legisla
ture. A year and a half ago when Robert Grler
Monroe, then commissioner of water sup
ply, gas and electricity, took up this propo
sition he bad to apply to the legislature
for aid. - His efforts there were defeated
by the gas company. It was not until
today that the suggestion was made that
the eity could proceed of Its own Initiative
under the new section of the charter. The
mayor and comptroller have referred the
matter to the corporation counsel for In
vestigation. If he holds that bonds for a lighting
plant can be Issued under this section Com
missioner Oakley will make such recom
mendation to the board of. estimate, and
the latter body. In ail probability, will act
upon it. ,
Shall the 175.000 boys and girls In the New
Tork publlo schools be subject to whip
ping? The chances are that they will, If
tho wishes of nearly nine-tenths of the
school principals prevail. The principals
thirty men and twenty women recently
appeared before . the committee on ele
mentary schools of the Board of Education.
They had statlstlos to burn. The Prin
cipals' association had Interrogated 423
principals of schools, of whom only 168 are
prlnoipala of. boys schools. Girls don't
count, of course, for girls are naturally
without the pale of birching non flagl-
tandas esse. But the boys oh, the poor
boys! they're In for It! "Out of the 269
principals of boys' schools," said Principal
Conroy, on behalf of those present, "234
declared that something more than our
present method of punishment Is needed."
Two hundred and twenty-three principals
that is, 83 per cent favored the relntroduo.
tlon of corporal punishment in New Tork
schools under certain restrictions. The
committee has not announced Its decision.
For three years Livingston Gunn, a
negro living at 660 West One Hundred and
Twenty-sixth street, has been employed as
a valet for the members of the Phi Kappa
Pel fraternity of Columbia In the Chapter
house at iU West One Hundred And Sev
Among the members are some of the best
known athletes In the university. They had
planned an entertainment for Thursday
bight and ordered Gunn to lay out and
press their Tuxedos. That night, however,
they found not only the suits, but Gunn
The entertainment was not marred by
the disappearance of the clothes. Cos
tumes were Improvised. William Donovan
appeared In a pair of running trunks, a
white shirt and silk hat and entertained
by playing the piano. "Bog" Stangland
and "Tom" Buell wore foot ball togs.
After the entertainment the robbery was
reported to the police.
Gunn was found at his home and ar
rested. Twenty-two pawn tickets calling
for the students' clothes were found on
him. He acknowledged stealing the clothes
and said he had played the races.
The olothes were recovered and the stu
dents decided not to press a complaint.
When Daniel J, Bully, 'but lately king of
the cotton pit was In the heyday of his
suocess he purchased a pew in St. Bar
tholomew's church, New Tork. Not until
after his sensational failure did the deed
to the pew reach his office. Now the re
ceivers have taken possession of the In
strument, which they mean to hold until
trustees In bankruptcy have, been ap
pointed. In the meantime, Mr. Sully will
have no pew to sit In whan he goes to
church. "This Is a pretty big earth, so the
geographers say," says Mr. Bully, "but it
looks to me that I will bave to get off it, if
the receivers continue the tactics with
which they have been bothering ma."
Getflasr In Trias.
flt Louis Globe-Democrat
The roads In Nebraska are so mudy that
Colonel Bryan baa been obliged to hire a
hall la which to practloe for the BL Louis
"J i L ,
Improves iho flavor and adds to
tho bcalihfdnOeTS of (ho food.
PRICK BAKING POWDER CO, CHICAGO.
A man arrested In Cleveland as a va
grant pleaded that he knew John D. Rock
efeller and the magistrate let him go. '
King Peter of Servla has spanked his
heir for falling In love with an actress.
That's the most encouraging newa to come
out of Belgrade for many moons.
The Moroccan bandit Ralsuli, who has
captured an American, Is described as a
"highbred and Intelligent Arab." But as
It la said that he cares nothing for money,
it Is apparent that ho must bo a bar
barian. Tho Grand Army post at Klttery, Me.,
aided by marines from tho navy yard there,
on Decoration day strewed flowers on the
graves of Spanish prisoners who died there.
A band played Spanish airs while the
flowers were being distributed.
A granite stone was erected over the
grave of John Qulncy Marr on June 1, a
tew feet from the spot where he fell In
the battle of Fairfax Courthouse. He was
the first soldier In the confederacy to give
his life In defense of the southern cause.
Major General Corbin is very much
pleased over the favorable response from
the organised militia to his invitation to
participate In the extensive military man
euvers to be held next September In the
region of the famous Manassas battlefield.
Sergeant William H. Carney, the un
daunted color bearer at the battle of Fort
Wagner, delivered tho Memorial day ora
tion at the Shaw monument Boston. He
was one of the bravest colored soldiers of
the civil war and was awarded a medal
of honor by congress.
The man who bas Just left a New Tork
hospital with a celluloid nose will bo
doubt' forswear smoking for the rest of
his days. With the danger of an explo
sion hanging constantly over him, he will
hardly have the face to go about with, a
lighted cigar in his mouth.
Booker Washington's boy Booker, Jr
seems to be getting along all right at Dr.
Bennrs school, Wellesley, Mass. He's
catcher on the nine and forward on the
basketball team, Is getting up a debating
society, and expects to be thumping pretty
soon In tho school drum corpa. Besides,
he's doing well In his studies.
Some critics, especially the writer Ovular,
have asserted that Jokai was Incapable
of writing a good novel according to the
rules of the novelist's art, and Jokai at
the latest Hungarian census took a humor
ous revenge by answering the question,
Can you writer' with the words: "In
my opinion, yes; but Gyulay says no."
Rev. Dr. Hillls of Brooklyn doesn't con
sider the present time morally degen
erate. "Why," said he, "many years ago
five of tho seven members of the British
cabinet were arrested at a bullfight on
Sunday. A certain president of these
United States once went to a cockfight
on Sunday with a rooster under each arm." J
One of tho favorite maxims of General
Grant and one certainly in accord with
human nature, was that in very closely
contested battles there comes a time when
both sides are exhausted. When this con
dition arises, he said, the army that first
breaks tho lull and puts Itself In motion
Is likely to Win. A blow then is worth a
dosen previous onea
Stanley used to relate the following
funny story t One day while he was con
versing with a friendly tribe during his
travels one of the chiefs present inquired
how many wives he possessed. Upon Stan
ley replying that he had none all those
present stood up like one man and unani
mously exclaimed; -wnat a spienaia
liarl" They intensely admired the apparent
calmness with which he had, as they
thought, tried to pass off on them, a won
drous traveler's tale.
"Men, like hores, should be well groomed," ''
Beau Brummel to Hi VaUL
A Straw Hat, $1, 11.0O, 2, S2.BO, eta
Underwear, in light weight, as low aa BOa.
Neckwear, from 23c, BOc, 1 to $3,BO.
Summer Sulta of exceedingly attractive styles, $1C BO
to $18. OO. eto.
And averythlna in Straw Hata,
R. S. WILCOX, Manager.
aaoLnra n km irk.
"Don't yon sometimes)
should have devoted lea
tbfnk that yon
time to gat ting
"Ya" answered Senator Borsrhum. "It
occasionally sMkes me that I ought to nave
mads a fortune quicker. But on the whole
I'm satisfied." Washington Btac
Johnny I met pa down the streets but I
guess be didn't see Jtne, bo was so busy
talking with another man.
Johnny's Ma I'll bet he didn't know you,
Johnny. Tou remember I washed your
face Just before you went out Brooklyn
He was awakened In tho middle of the
night by the sound of great weeping. "'For
mercy's sake!" he cried, shaking his bet
ter half, "wake upl What's the matter,
'Ohl" she sobbed, "I dreamed that Csdle
M. Cheepe had the biggest bargain sale in
bis history and you were dying; and I
oouldn't go." Brooklyn Life.
"What do you consider the greatest In
vention of modern times T" (
"The phonograph," answered the political
boss, who was having trouble with some of
his loquacious subordinates. "It never
says a thing that hasn't been told to it by
somebody that knows what he Is talking
about" Washington Star.
Poor Richard was compiling his alraanao,
"But," they asked, "how will you pre
dict the temperature?"
"That is easy," he replied. ' "I shall
simply labe) each day: 'Did you aver see
such weatherr "
Knowing there were always kickers, the
shrewd Judge of human nature feu to
work. New Yor Bun.
"The title of your lecture," said tho
compositor, who was setting up the type
for the tickets, "is too long to go In one
"""two' Gentlemen from Verona'' Isn't a
very long line," replied the lecturer. ,
"Why not make it 't Gents front Ve
rona r1' Philadelphia Press.
. THE ROAD TO LAUOHTEBTOW.
Catherine Blake in New Tork Bun.
Oh. show me the road to Laughtortown,
For I have lost the wayl
I wandered out of the path one day,
When my heart was broke and my hair
And I can't remember how to play, ;
I've quite forgotten how to be gay,
It's all through sighing and weeping, they
Oh, show me the road to Laughtertown,
For 1 have lost the wayl -
I used to belong In Laughtertown
Before I lost the way;
For I danced and laughed the livelong day.
Ere my heart waa broke and my hair
So it ought to be easy to find the way.
But crying has made me blind, they amy.
And still toward Tear town my sad feet
Oh. show me the road to Laughtertown,
For I have lost the wayl
Would ye learn the road to Laughtertown,
O ye who have lost the wayT
Would ye have young heart though your
hair be gray?
Go learn from a little child each day,
Go serve his wants and play his play,
And catch the lilt of his laughter, gay
And follow his dancing feet as they stray;
For he knows the road to Laughtertown,
Oh ye who have lost the wayl
If You are Tired
It Invigorates and streujhana.
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