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my thht the .actual numler of full "
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JUL U. HUNUATIS,
TUB BEF1 will Mailed pa reqaeat
to asbaeribera leaTla the city
darfnsr tke eninmer moatkt,
Chances o address will bo matdo
ea frequently as lttlrti notices
of eeck change moat giro both
the oil and aew addresses.
There'll ba more vegetarians when tho
strike Is ended, unless the crops go on
A telephone franchise ordinance will
at all events be calculated to produce
talk In the City council. .'
From present Indications that reputed
will of Peter the Great stands In need
of a more powerful executor. , -
That Russian left flank has been
turned so often and so rapidly that it
must be getting dlssy by this time. .
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Ttm tli a conflicting dispatches Trom
OtlKW it con le gathered, that Lord
Dundonald refuses to become the Sher
man Bell of" Canada ,
Only three members of the Koosevelt
notification committee failed to go to
Oyster Bay. Chances arc that there
will be more absentee at the roll call at
EsopUB. ' .
What has the election of Eric Johnson
to be chfof clerk of the lower house' of
the Nebraska leglslntwre in 1803 to do
with the queHtlon of fusion in 1004, any
way? -r ;
L.-. '! 0J3
That amended circus license ordinance
has not yet materialized and the natural
inference is thut an amicable agreement
hns been arrived: at for the distribution
of circus tickets. "
The mo8fiu ;u8 are the only creatures
which con be certain of a Victory over
the Standard Oil company, and their
souk is Just as loud as though crude
petroleum hud "never been discovered.
"Contraband . of , war" Is ca tlublve
ti vm Xo ship has been captured while
aJiniaid.'y carrying it, and none has
reached Japan not followed by the an-nou.-uiuiciit
of tho landing of military
lit l;lti.irlons Jauitrd K. Jones, after
B-r;iiff; aa national chairman for the
tleuci-atic party for elfht years, seems
to i uve paused Into tha slough of in
iKH iious desuetude .without even a ker-
Vhen the at jt Ktbrubka lelalature
ivBVf iit's there will be no blue books
on the desks of the members. Th State
I.ojhJ of I'ublic I-riniiua; hits punctured
that' graft and done away with the
cat Brituln has decided that RuhhU
t salute the union jack in addition
ayinrf an indemnity for sinking the
,ht Commander, which means that
hMs come rulher too close to hos-
i to suit a Quaker.
the ral!r.ad tax agents filed
? protests with the State Hon id of
I ' iTkm they waked up the wrong
.,; r. The lies adviat-d the vail
ut'.orneys and tax agents to let
I'toujj'i al'u, but they wouldn't
I tl. ... pop a: Ms lave Tv fused to
!i. vt.;;i the tl.-iiHcruU, ulthough tho
... v.,ted f.r Jude Parker iu the
i il n uvi' ..'..u luiivlrf overture;
: ' t- ...t, la fkltth'tuis .t let, the
f. . :U k liioS. i:!!y fr tviit'iet-
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r RESIDE XT ROOSEVELT XOTIFIED.
Prri(lent Roiiaerelt has lecn formally
notified of Ms nomination by the re
publican national convention and has
briefly yet clearly defliled bis position and
that of the republican party, a more elab
orate statement and discussion of which
will be made later in his letter of accep
tance. The president's speech In re
sponse to Ppeaker Cannon's notification
address will be read with satisfaction
by republicans and should make a fa
vorable iuiprenslon upon tuat consia
erable body of citizens who are not af
filiated with either party. All' must
concede that there is nothing evasive
or equivocal in it, but that on the con
trary it Is a plain and candid statement
of views and Intentions an unquali
fied definition of republican policies and
a frank declaration of purpose to adhere
President Roosevelt stands squarely
upon his 'party'a record, by which ,he
says the party is content to )e Judged.
If this shall be approved by the people
the lines of public policy Already laid
down will ' be unswervingly followed.
He forcibly points out the contrast be
tween the democratic party and the re
publican party, the former-asking for
confidence on the ground that. If it shall
wlrii It may prove false to every prin
ciple which during the last eight years
it has laid down as vital while the
republican party rests Its claim to con
fidence upon what it has accomplished,
npon the vindicated wisdom of Its course
and upon its proved efficiency In ad
ministering the government, all which
Is a guaranty as to promises for the
future. The republican party la not
divided on any vital question; Its op
ponents are. "We know . ocr own
minds," said rr. Roosevelt, "and we
have kept of the same mind for a suf
ficient length of time rto give to our
policy coherence and sanity."
The president urges that It Is unwise
to change policies which have worked
so well and are still working so well.
The republican party having placed the
finances of the nation upon a sound
gold basis can be depended upon to
maintain that basis. "We know what
we mean when we speak of an honest
and stable currency." ' "So long ad the
republican party Is in power the gold
standard is settled, not aa a matter of
temporary political expediency, not be
cause of shifting conditions In the pro
duction of gold In certain mining cen
ters, but in accordance .with' what , we
regard as tha fundamental principles of
national morality and wisdom." The
democratic party has made no promlso
to maintain the gold basis. Its national
platform is silent on the subject There
is only the assurance of Its candidate
for president as to his personal view.
This should net satisfy those who aro
unwilling to take any risk regarding
the maintenance of the gold standard.
While saying that whenever the need
arises there should be readjustment of
tariff ' schedules, Mr. Roosevelt urges
that, the protective principle must be
adhered, to. This he. regards as vital
to the farmer, the merchant and the
manufacturer, and especially vital to
the wage worker, because necessary to
maintain his standard of living, .which
Is very much higher than- that of the
wage workers of any; other country
In regard to capital and labor, the pres
ident reiterates bis often expressed
view that both the organization of cap
ital and the organization of labor are to
be favored so long as they act In a
spirit of Justice and of regard for the
rights of others. Each should have the
protection of the law and each mu.it be
required to obey the law. All good
citizens will accept this as being abso
lutely necessary to social order and
material progress. What tha president
says in regard to the Philippines will
be approved by a very large majority of
our people. The good work that is
being done for the Filipinos must go
on. It would cease if the democratic
proposition were carried Into effect and
the people of the' Islands would be
thrown back to a condition of even
greater demoralization than existed at
tbo beginning of the American occu
pation. . .
THE QVKSTloy OF CONTRABAND,
It is not unlikely that the government
of the United States will be called upon
at some time In the progress of the far
eastern war to aain define Its view of
what is contraband, for although Rus
sia appears at present to be In a concili
atory mood this is not to be accepted a
an assurance that she will not continue
the campaign of search and seizure
whicli she entered upon so unexpectedly
as to startle the countries whose ships
fell victims .to the vigilance of her
cruisers. In that case American vessels
er.nget In tnde w'.ta Japan may be
seized and our government .drawn into
the controverny as to what constitutes
contraband of war. '
John Passett Moore, professor of inter
national law in Columbia university, has
niado an instructive contribution to the
dl.Hcusslou regarding the right of search
and particularly as to the contention of
Rusbla that food and raw cotton are
contralwnd of war. Prof. Moore says
that the mere fact that goods are des
tined for the port of a belligerent does
not make them contraband, and that
foodstuffs, utilt-ss it be proved thut they
are clearly Intended for the une of the
belligerent government, -are not subject
to seizure as contraband. ,lle says this
has always been the attitude of the
United IStab-s. It I a!oo the' British
position, aa shown in the. correspondence
relating to the seizure t f An.eiu na flour
In Ie!nKs' bay diii'lirf the I'o.-r war. It
was h.;j by the Briti! government that
fiKKUtuirs. wiili a h.-eui detidnatloit.
can be coiil.b-red cci'nt.;iiid (,ti)j If
tiiey are ei ; i-'.in for the e:, v.- j'n riv, ;
that tt W lot t'X I--!, i.t t:..,t tt,,-
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that they are tnvcl!r, to an enemy des
tination. In order to innke R'hhIr Into
contraband of war, a hostile character
and a hostile destination roust coexist"
According. to this view a cargo of flour
shipped from San Francisco and con
signed to a merchant in a Japanese port
could not properly be regarded as con
traband, for although the four might
become the property of the Jnpanene
government and be used In the" army
and navy, unless It were shown that ft
was Intended for this purpose Its seiz
ure would not le Justifiable.
It appears that In regard to foodstuffs
the government of the United States and
the British government concur, so that
In the event of this country becoming
involved In the contraband controversy
it will to this extent have the support
of Great Britain. It can be pretty con
fidently affirmed, also, that Great
Britain and the United States will not
assent to the Russian position that raw
cotton is contraband of war. Trof.
Moore points out that the conditions of
commerce have so changed that search
and seizure which was formerly per
missible is no longer bo. Seizure in the
days of small vessels with cargoes of
comparatively little value was a very
different thing from overhauling a
steamer with a cargo representing mil
lions. Manifestly there will have to be
a new international agreement on this
very important subject
A MERE BLVFF-
The protest of the allied railroads
against the alleged valuation of real and
personal property by the county asses
sors of this state and their demand for
a reduction cf the railroad assessment
Is simply an impudent bluff.
Nobody knows better than the Ne
braska railway attorneys that the State
Board of Equalization has no power to
reassess the railroads for the year 1004.
They certainly cannot be oblivious of
the fact that only two years ago In the
now historic mandamus case of TheBee
Building cqmpany against the State
Board, all the attorneys representing the
railroads Insisted that the supreme court
had no power to reconvene and reassess
the railroad property even though the
value of the franchises had not been in
cluded In the assessment or had been
appraised at merely nominal figures and
tho people of Nebraska doubtless remem
ber very distinctly that the court re
fused to Issue the mandamus on the
ground that the board, after a full hear
ing of all parties, had exercised Its own
discretion and reached a final conclusion
and therefore could not be reconvened to
undo what it had done, even though it
might have dor.e wrong.
In the present Instance the board did
Include the value of th franchises in
the assessment of the railroads and has
carried out according to its own best
Judgment the duty devolving upon It
under, the new revenue law framed ex-,
pressly for its guidance by the railroad
attorneys. It comes' with ' bad, grace
therefore when these same attorneys
and the tax agents acting In conjunction
with them now ask the Board of Equal
ization to revise Its own .action when
kitting as a Board of Railway Assess
ment In the face of the decision ren
dered by the supreme court declaring
that once their discretion had been ex
ercised It could not be revised or modi
fied. The only thing the board can do under
the existing conditions, in view of the
low assessment of railroad property and
what the board should do, is to equalize
'the assessment of all other property by
lowering It to the ratio that obtains be
tween the assessment of the railroad
property and its true value gauged either
by the selling prices of Its stocks and
bonds or the capitalization based upon
net earnings. v
The government raflle of Rosebud
reservation lands, now,! progress under
supervision of the general land office
of the United States, is .finding Its
counterpart in a raffle for a Kansas
Judgeship. The Ninth Judicial district
republican convention was deadlocked
last week for three days. Finally a
committee composed of delegates from
each of the counties represented in the
convention agreed that the selection! of
a candidate should be made by a raffle.
A slip of paper froin each one of the
thirty dolegates was put into a hat,
twenty-nine of them blank, and on the
other one was written the word "Judge."
On the tenth drawing P. J. Galle of Mc
rhersoa drew the prize.
Tha American people may know that
if they elect Theodore Roosevelt to be
president he will not only accept and
serve them to the best of his ability, but
he will continue the policies that have
marked his present administration. If
they should prefer his opponent bver
him, they would be going into the realm
of darkness and experiment, of which
they know not and can have no trubt
worthy assurances to rely upon.
AsuNtant Postmaster General Bristow
has given' eaiphatlc denial to the report
that the government was going to re
quire carriers in the rural delivery serv
ice to purchase and wear . uniforms.
This assurance will be reassarlng to the
R. F. I. carriers. We apprehend, how
ever, that they would not be unwilling
to wear uniforms if they were not com
pelled to pay for them.
Vice PrcsUeuliul Candidate Iavls de-
uU'6 that he is to be married this fall
and the alleged bride-to-be Joins in the
denial. Tills should b cause for gratifi
cation to democratic campaign workers
hi tin Iiidlcatlon thut the treutmry is not
to tie Urawn upon to pay fur wedding
finery buJ honeymoon triie jut when
each will be ii( -vied to cvuvtuce doubtful
' Tie i . ..IU li.:.. a 4-olicO board has
t i 1 :i i u ,-i t Poat to po!i.-e tho
i . u : ' 1 e t- .1 !., 1; s
! ' t fci 1
consolidation of the two towns. When
ever labor troubles come la South
Omnha Its police force is found to be
inadequate for the emergency. When
ever a fire occurs In South Omaha Its
fire department Is found to be impotent
and Omaha Is called upon to supply the
fire fighters and fire-extinguishing ma
' Only a few hours more to wait for that
South Dakota farm. World-Herald.
The explanation should have been
added thct the editor of that, great re
llglons dally made a free pass trip all
the way to Bonesteel to get a ticket In
the big land lottery by declaring under
oath that he intended to homestead his
Councilmen who Vote for more fire
hydrants in the face of a deficit in the
fire fund seem to be indifferent to the
fact that under the charter they and
their bondsmen are liable for. every dol
lar they vote in excess of what there Is
on hand to meet the obligation.
The democratic leaders in getting out
the campaign literature will probably
blame the republican administration for
the Kansas floods, the war in the east,
the meat packers' strike and the dearth
of domestic servants.
Statement of Facts.
Maryland can be kept la the republican
James J.'u Tosch.
The announced support of James J: Hill
is another touching testimonial to the Eao-
plan aggregation. ' -
Only Certain Way.
There Is a large party in Missouri which
thinks the only way to reform that state Is
to make It republican. .
Operation of a Hoodoo.
The sacred pictures carried by the Bus
Stan army, for luck, i seem to be giving
most of it to the other e4de.
When Skill Is Helpfnl.
Philadelphia Press. '
Stress Is being laid upon Judge Parker's
ability aa a swimmer. He will probably
need it ail in the November tidal wave,
ttlllty of Cnallc.
It used to be thought that chalk was the
common adulterant for milk, but it is now
reported to be used In salt. Is is possible
that there is any money In adulterating a
commodity so cheap as saltT
A JMIasoari Siemesls.
A man who lost a leg under the cars and
couldn't get any money for it Is running
for the position of railroad commissioner
In Missouri. There is likely to be "some
thing doing" in Missouri railroad circles If
ha pulls through. , ,. .
- - Inside Information.
Los Angeles Times.
It must be admitted that Mr. Law son, In
paying his respect's" to the Standard OH
company, speaks wo!h considerable empha
sis; at times wjth art 'approach' to warmth,
and Ijkewlss : as ,one'iWho Is convinced that
ha knows whereof fi3 speaks. ' -
' Retirement of Radian.
.. .. Brooklyn Eagle, "i
It is about a monta since radium -cured a
case of cancer, consumption, blindness, in
digestion, corns or cold feet. Radium, if
there is such a thing, appears to have set
tled to Its legitimate place in the world,
and from being one of the largest places It
has shrunk to one of the smallest.
MEAT DEALERS AND THK TRUSTS.
Encouragement to Retailers to Look
to Lara-er Independence.
New York Time.
The probable extension of the meat trade
strike by sympathetic co-operation on the
part of unions which support the conten
tion of those originally involved and oppose
the open shop In principle and In practice
warrants the belief that the established
course of the trade Is likely to be Inter
rupted for some time to come. Tha posi
tion of the packers at the moment is
clearly in the right, as the second strike
waa called before it could be known
whether tha letter of the agreement had
been violated or not. Thouaands of men
could not have been put to work In half
an hour, even if tho employers had de
sired to do so. At tha same time tha sus
picion that a further interruption of killing
Is more to the advantage of the packers
than they would be willing to admit, by
reason of the fact that at relatively high
prices they are emptying the cold storage
warehouses of much old material, la gain
ing ground In the trade, and the result can
scarcely fall to be the substantial encour
agement of movements among meat
dealers looking to A larger independence
of the Beef trust than they have been per
mitted to enjoy for some years past. In a
matter so Important and so Intimately af
fecting the general welfare, too much con
centration of business under a central con
trol la neither safe nor desirable.
The policy of the trust toward retail
dealers in meat has been extremely arbi
trary, and many of them have been com
pelled to choose between the surrender of
all Independence of action and facing a
ruinous local competition. The rule under
which the agents of the great packing con
cerns have acted has been to control all
who could be controlled and ruin all .who
could not. To cut on the supplies of a
customer without notice, aa a measure of
discipline, has been quite usual, and if tie
was Cntttrprlalng enough to obtain meat
from other sources, the next step has been
to establish a competition in his neighbor
hood and take away his business. The loss
of a few ' hundred or even thousands of
dollars was of small consequence compared
with the advantage of keeping the retail
trade In good subjection.
Naturally this policy, not always dis
creetly concealed, has operated to alien
ate the good will of a large proportion of
the retailers of tlit country. Even those
who have not been directly Injured by It
have recognlxed thut (he more aLsolute
their dependence upon the favor of the
trust agents the greater the danger of their
position, and they have submitted to the
arbitrary rules and regulations of the man
agement for no better reason then that
they saw no means of escape therefrom.
Soma may have seen an Immediate advant
age in dependence upon an outBlde corpora
tion to n&ulure and eliminate local compe
tition, foMjtttlii that power thus gained
by a trust will sooner or later be uned
uali.nt all utir Its control. Of late thty
have bgun to revognln its vlciounneas,
and many have wailed Impatiently for an
opportunity to organise a suci i-.f ul rebfel-li-in
aulnt It. This opportunity has r,oW
come, end that advantage U1 be Utkeu Of
It to put the Href trust in a position where
its axente will te ouger soluiiors for tin 1
is note than probable. In tl : y the
sit'.ke In IU!y to be of prrii.aun.t .!-!
t . .. i. i.-.'.n an ln-4'iii y ln' i .,' t
.- bit Tr t fit J if ' - it
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ItOVSD AlBOtT XtW YORK.
Rlaalea aa Ik Cnrrent af Life la tho
Thomas Mllligan, a Philadelphia liquor
denier, had for Ms gut at the Columbia
Oerden hotel, Jefferson Market, New York
City, P. P. Canity, Harry Hess, the "new
plunger," former Sergeant of Tollce Nor
ton of New York and others. One of ths
dishes was chicken hash, served In
chafing dish, a la France.
Norton took his portion humbly and said
nothing till he fished out a four-carat dla
mond of purest white-blue luster. Then he
said things that made the others sit up.
"Whose diamond!" the question arose at
Norton claimed it because well, because
he had It and posseaslon Is nine-tenths.
Milllgan allowed it was his dinner, and
all the extras were his, of course.
Bammy, ths waiter, broke In to express
the hope tha gentleman would not forget
that he, Sammy, served the hash and the
Luke O'Connor, proprietor of the hotel,
pointed out that the gentleman had or
dered hash, not diamonds, and tf any dla
monda turned up In the hash they nat
urally belonged to the house.
They had agreed to leave it to a referee,
and were debating who tt should be when
there came a heart-piercing cry from ths
kitchen, and presently the white-capped
chef appeared at the door.
"My diamond; my diamond!" he shrilled.
'Ave the gentlemen found HT"
It Is true, Bammy the waiter had told the
chef of the find In the hash, but the chef
was able to produce ths setting from which
the stone had been dislodged. Besides, his
emotion was convincing In itself. They
gave him, the stone.
On Amsterdam avenue, Just north of
Eighty-third street, there sways In the hot
breese an Iron sign with a vivid red circle
nd the out-of-season inscription: "Skates
Sharpened Here." Past this sign lurched
a weary wayfarer. It was evident that he
had been endeavoring to neutralise the heat
by cooling interior applications. He had
striven earnestly, but already the effect
was passing and oblivion to ths weather
was not so complete as It had been. The
sign caught his eye and he stopped.
"M skate's gettln' dull, sure," he mused.
"But I know better place'n slsh t' sharpen
ft up again."
And he passed on up the avenue.
He was not more than C He stood on
tha curb on the Central Park West side of
an apartment house which fronts on one
of ths Seventies. Hi sturdy little legs
were bare and brown and -he looked a
healthy youngster, with his arms akimbo
and a shock of curly brown hair blowing
in the breese.
Maw! Oh. Maw!" he yelled with all the
strength of his young lungs at the upper
storle of the hotel. The policeman on post
stopped, two maids who were rolling per
ambulators halted In their parade, the pas
sengers on a passing trolley craned their
necks and two curious teamsters pulled up
to see what waa the matter.
Maw! Oh, Maw!" yelled his cubihlp.
louder and more petulantly, all oblivious
of the attention he was attracting. The
vole reached Its mark. A window In the
seventh story shot up; a woman put her
head out. At Bight of her the youngster,
with all his strength, cried out:
"Oh Maw, throw down my hat an' put a
piece of bread and butter with sugar on It
Inside!" . .
The head at the window disappeared, tha
maids turned away, the passengers on the
car laughed, the cop grinned . and the
tradosmen were Just saying "git up" to
their steeds when a bellboy appeared. As
he towed the small boy into-the hotel, he
"Your mother wants to see you."
Vr' inniliw new thin about New
York,. vouched for by the Sun: Latin, the
nun T .tin nf Clroro and Caesar and Vlrall.
supposed to ba a dead language. Is a living
tongue In this city, ana a mignty userui
nn in In alt Inmiii Catholic colleges
and' secondary schools Latin is taught, of
course, very thoroughly and careruuy. in
many of tbeas institutions Latin conversa
tion Is practiced, aa it is In Catholic
schools alike in France. Italy, Germany
inii diluted Cathollu immlarants. unac-
n,,.iri,it with irnrHah. And It possible to
get along away from their own countrymen
by use of the common tongue.
vn- tamnu. tha other nlcht a reporter
wanted to interview an Italian woman iu
nnniivn who sooke no English. A uer-
man priest, ignorant of Italian, offered to
help. He found an Italian coy juat two
n nia country, hailed him in Latin
and pressed him In aa interpreter. The re-
' V . I 1 1 1 U V
porter wouia as a- question in ci.
priest would turn It Into Latin and the boy
would put it to the woman in Italian. The
answer would travel back from Italian to
Tj.nn .nd thus to Enillsh. The priest ana
the boy kept it up for a quarter of an hour
and were never stumped once.
t Latin In a third or my parun
work," said the priest. "It Is really of
more practical use to me man any uving
tongue except English."
Terk.n th National Broadway bank, at
Park place and Broadway, was .visited
by fire some months ago a good deal of
the wood work throughout the building
. .torched. For the last two weeks
workmen have been engaged In tearing
tvo. nut an the burned wood was taken
,! i.t the building and thrown on the
street, where it made a great pile, con
trary to the rules of the Building depart
The contractors were notified that they
would have to remove the wood. They
figured that this would cost a good penny.
a sign was hung out wnicn reaa Tee
Tn ! time then It takes to tell it, hun
dreds of men, women and children began
to cart the wood away. Each day since
tha ,1,11 has apnea red there has been a
crowd around the doors of the building
picking up every scrap of rubDisn ana taa
lng It away.
Say.' conductor, gat out of my way.
Tou spoil my view of the street" ex
claimed a more than usually captious pas
senger to the conductor, who was stand
ing on the running board ct a uroaaway
oar the other day.
The conductor stared at him. and thn
silently withdrew. A block fsrther on the
car stopped beside an express wagon.
Hey, 'Bill " called the conductor to the
tlectjic fans give
you constant cool
bieexe a steady sup
ply cf freah air In
the pClce, alora or
13-la. rek Kaa...,l 12
lo-ln. tle.W ra 10 j
byar, dowbl ia-la fu3 !
i"" t'rlltua- Kan..3, aurt ll
.. - ' CREAM
any otlicj? cettclo In the
tiovz2hct6. Its. vzz protects
tlElO aejOtwal iJL CE tefaj, 0 CJLCim
driver, " throw me down a piece of twine."
The twine was forthcoming, and the con
ductor proceeded to the irritable passen
ger's seat and tied the twine across the
What's that for?" snarled the passen
ger, who was occupying the seat alone.
"Reserved seat," explained the conduc
During the summer In the upper psrt of
Manhattan the hotels are running on a
cut-rate schedule. Rooms that cost $3 and
M a day during the winter, are now to be
had for tl and 12. There are few takers
even at this price. Two months hence,
when the army of home-coming tourirts
and the bigger; army of buyers from ths
north and the west and the south begin to
arrive, prices will gradually stiffen up to
the old level. Just now the hotel keeper
is a mighty humble man in Gotham.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mrs. Victor H. Motcalf, wife of the new
member of the Roosevelt cabinet is a fine
horsewoman and an expert swimmer, v
M. Turc, an engineer in the French navy,
has devised a new form of craft with the
Idea of minimising the pitch and roll of
Tolstoi, In acknowledging the receipt of
a copy of Herbert Spencer's autobiography,
confessed that he did not like the English
philosopher because he had little heart
Captain. Qross, an Instructor of the Ger
many army balloon corps, has left Berlin
for St. Louis, where he will observe the
dirigible balloon contests in behalf of the
John Burroughs, after a careful study
covering many years, la of the opinion that
animals don't think, but have a keen per
ceptlon, and live entirely In and through
Both Roosevelt and Parker are of Dutch
ancestry. Tho president la descended from
one of the oldest Dutch families of Ne
York City, while Judge Parker is a little
more than half Dutch. .
Secretary Hay, after a hard struggle to
learn the Russian language, has -finally
given it up. He says he has. a most pro
found respect for any one who has ever
succeeded In acquainting himself lth this
Prof. Dally Willis, R. H. Sergeant and
Eliot Blackweller of the Carnegie institute
at Washington have return to this coun
try, after a year's absence on a scientific
expedition In the Orient They made a
geological survey in the mountains of
China and visited several provinces In
which no white man had ever penetrated,
going as far as the headwaters of the
Tom Lea. the slant general passenger
agent of the Lackawanna railroad and com
modore Of its fleet on the Hudson, used to
work under Paul Morton, now secretary
of the navy. In temperament the two are
much allkfr-open, genial, cheerful, mag
netic, receptive and responsive.. When Lee
was sought by the Lackawanna at a big
increase of salary he sent his resignation
to Morton, who Indignantly rejected it.
Lee resigned three times, and Morton at
last understood that he really meant It.
Finding that he could not alter his assis
tant's determination, he wrote as follows:
If you've got to go I've got to let you
but I think 'you are making a damned
fool of yourself." Lee Is still six feet four
Inches and has not lost flesh. He regards
Morton as a big man.
"The More Haste the Lc&s Style."
' Beau Biuinmsl to Lis Vale t.
The man who has waited until now for a
suit will have his reward- Here are summer
suits In fancy cheviot, serges, crashes, etc., for
?10.00 and 12.50 that were as high as ?25.00.,
Extra Trousers for $3.25 that are especially
Straw Hats for 50c, 73c, fl.OO, ?1.23 and
up Just half their price. ,
Ultra Wakh rants for the boys at 25c and
EOe Wash Buits at 73c, fl.CO etc. In fact
our Ktore is filled with nothing but bargains.,
r,. U. WILCOX, n::r.
AID TO BE Fl.VIY.
Scrstcher 8o you've resigned, have youT
Before or aftert
Pcrlbbler Before or after what?
Scrstcher You were bounced. New
"Some folks." said I'ncle Eben, "la so
rartlc isr bout glvln' da devil hie due dat
dVy fohgltn dar Is a heap e' hones' an'
i well mesnfn' people needln' a Utile en
couragement." Washington Star.
"Dortor," queried the Inquisitive person,
"do you believe that the cigarette habit
causes weak minds?"
"Not necessarily." replied the M. D.
"As a rule It merely Inaioates them."
Chicago Pally News.
Little Elmer Papa, whst'ls a' shy lock T
Professor Hroadhead A Shylock, my son.
Is a man who Is canon so by the people
to whom he lends money, because he ex
pects them to pay It back. Town Topics. (
Farmer Trefrog What makes you think
Daniel Webster was a smart roan T
Farmer Hoptoad Waal, I've been reading
some of lila speeches, an' they seem to
aftrve purty thoroughly with Mary Jane's
graduation esy. Philadelphia . Bulletin.
"Bo!" exclaimed the rejected lover. "All
you have wanted of me has been to photo
graph me in every conceivable attitude, be
cause I am a 'good subject!' "
"I confess tt, Mr. Fj'oonamore," said the
fair camera fiend. "That In all."
"Before being shaken I have been well
takon, anyhow," he howled, grasping his
hat and rushlna forth Into the chilly dark
neas of the night Chicago Tribune.
."Why does Jinks hold on to that piece ot
reel eatste for which he h&s no use?"
"He wants to be in a position to write .
articles of protest and sign them 'Tax
payer .- Washington Btar.
Argua emitted a yelp of anguish '
"How would you like to get a cinder In
fifty ft your eyeaT" he. demanded..
Mating a bee line for the drug store he
proved mythology isn't what it is cracked
up to be. New York 8un.
Mrs. Beanster Mr. Johnson, won't you
please amuse the baby for about nve
Mr. Johnson (not of Boston) I'm afraid
I don't know how, Mrs. Beanster.
Mrs. Beanster Just talk a little; (he aW
ways finds your western grammstlc! p
culiArltles ao amusing. New Orleans Time
bono or THIS BACHELOR, girl.
Ella Grey In the Record-Herald
Tell me not In mournful numbers
That my fate's a sad, sad one;
Listen to my -tale pf warning. j, .
All ye maidens, gay and young.- , , . -, .
If you marry, oh, think wisely,
'Twill be this way, mark my wordl
"Wife, that nickel that I gave you.
Has the spending been deferred?
"Or upon some foolish notion, - . ,
Have you sfient it don't auy, 'Nay
Well, 'twill have to do you
Till a fortnight from today."
Or. upon the next occasion,
This will greet your loving ear:
"Steak is tough and cakes are toucher,
A cook youl never make, my dear."
Next you miss your car, when chopping
And reach home a second late;
Does he smile benignly on you.
And bemoan with you your fate
No, he growls at you so sweetly,
In a voice both gruff and deep,
"Think you might be home when I anv
Fellow's temper's hatd to keep."
You must listen, gently listen.
To the groaninsa, loud and long.
Of the gentleman called "husband.
Therefore, heed ye all my song.
Now. tha married ones, my maidens,
A different song will sing to you. ,
And It may be, yes It may be
That tneir joyous ime is true.
Therefore, ponder long, and deeply,
On the stories that we tU,
And decide which you will be, then.
Madame or plain maaemouteiie.
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