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(Heal) M. B. H UNGATE.
Arbor day this week! Hot ready to
pin nt trees.
If St. Louis In to remain "dry" on Sun
day hereafter the necessity for Hint new
bridge bitohs the M 1sm1shIpi1 river will
Having placed the date for the extra
coiigreHKloniil election In July, (iovernor
Mickey has done bin part toward nurtur
ing the candidates a warm time for their
It may disappoint aonie of those Kan
sans to learn that Ida Tarbell xould not
tell Commissioner tSnrttehl all he
wanted to know about the Standard Oil
compo ny. j
Should "It prove impractical to install
an elevator In the court house, an air
ship with a regular trip schedule from
the itreet level to the dome might aolva
Italian soldiers have been called out
to take the place of railroad strikers in
Italy. The taxpayer, will at least &?ot
some benefit from the standing army, if
only an object lesson.
sTll.b TilSCimbAXT. '
The factions In the democratic party
are still m far apart a they wera last
November. This win very conclusively
shown in the utterances of the principal
sieaker at the banquet lu celebration
of .IcfrVrsnii day at New York and Chi
cago. At the former the deliverances
were on conservative lines, especially
those of Judge Parker, who found noth
ing lu the isilltlcal teaching or the
record of Jefferson a a statesman to
justify the radicalism of a sirtlim of the
democracy at this time. His advice to
the party was to return to it traditional
policies and not allow Itself to le dmwu
away from these. He declared that "It
Is aafe to assert of a policy that if It Is
radical It Is not democratic: If it is dem
ocratic It la not radical."
On the other hand, at Chicago radical
ism was rampant, the new mayor of
that city, Judge Dunne, and Mr. Bryan,
going the full length of the 'demands of
the radical element In the party. There
was no suggestion of compromise, no
Idea of conservatism In the speeches of
these leaders of the faction which is
regarded by most eastern democrats as
socialistic and therefore not entitled to
speak for the democracy. Of course Mr.
Bryan Interpreted Jefferson's , utter
ances as fully justifying the radicals,
thus again furnishing a most Interest
ing Illustration of the different con
struction that may be put upon the
political writings of the great high
priest of democracy. While a unit in de
votion to the memory of Jefferson, there
Is an irreconcilable divergence ninong
democratic - leaders lu regard to the
meaning of that distinguished man's ut
I'nijucstionahly the soundest advice to
the party was that given by one of the
youngest of its leaders. Mayor Mc
Clellun of New York. He said that to
deserve winning the democracy must be
worthy of winning; that to seek the
people's confidence n must W worthy
of their confidence. He minted out how
the party had failed to grasp its oppor
tunities and had lacked the power to
impress the jx'ople with t,he sincerity of
Its hostility to great public evils and
evil tendencies. "As the first step," he
said, "let us prove to the people that we
are more anxious to teach and to prac
tice sound political doctrine than we are
to frame our platforms so as to catch the
passing vote. Let democratic conven
tions nominate men, not from motives
of expediency in the hope of success,
but from love of principle, even with
the certainty of defeat." He declared
that the democracy cannot hope to grasp
victory agaiu by simply making cam
paign capital out of the mistakes and
shortcomings of the republican party.
There will not ho much heed given,
however, to sensible counsel of this
kind. The democratic party Is a party
of expediency. As it Is at present, it
has no well-defined principles upon
wjiloh all are agreed, unless it bo.that
of striking down protection to American
Industrie, and labor. Can the now dis
cordant elements he brought together
before the next national campaign? Tt
is extremely luipr4ahlc. What seems
unmistakable now Is that the chances
of controlling the party, Delecting Its
Having ordered the creation of zeiusl
vos In Siberia, the czar may later be
compelled to exile some of the members
to St. Petersburg for demanding more
than he is willing to grant.
President Jloosevolt Is going to pass
through Nebraska, but according to the
present hedule that 85,00) majority Is
not enough to make hlui stop long
enough to tell how much he likes It.
A member of the British Parliament
saya that the unionist party Is prepared
to regard Premier Balfour and Joseph
Chamberlain, but the nation would rest
eaaler if the member had said which
When it conies to exchanging a su
preme court cleixship worth at least
half again as much for a paltry $r,000 a
year congressional job, we Imagine
Harry Lindsay will go slow and think
twice, and perhaps then some.
feet upon her commerce, which as yet
has not suffered very greatly from the
war, if at n til.
In short, a Itussian naval victory. If
decisive in character, would change tho
entire aspect of tho war and upset all
that has been achieved by Japanese skill
and valor. It may safely be assumed
that no one understands the momentous
character of the srtike imolved In the
Impending naval battle more clearly
than the Japanese commander and that
there will be no rash or precipitate ac
tion on his part. Admiral Togo has
show n himself to be most careful and ju
dicious, waiting patiently for the auspi
cious opportunity to strike and then do:
llvering his blows with vigor and pre
cision. It Is yet to he seen whether his
foetnan Is equally capable, but there Is
reason to Is-lieve that Ito.lest vensky is a
competent commander anil will give a
creditable account of himself when the
hostile squadrons come together. He
ports continue to l)o Indefinite in regard
to tho location of the fleets, but It seems
certain that a battle cannot be much
HCIWIXU IT .V ItATHKH HAUL).
The Omaha understudy of William
Jennings Bryan takes Alton B. Parker.
the late presidential candidate of the
democracy to task concerning his ex
planation of his signal defeat of 1IMI4.
"It was with poor grace." exclaims
Mr. Bryan's understudy, "that the worst
beaten man in history seeks to lay em
phasis on the democratic defeat of
1WHJ," and lie goes on:
The campaign waged under Alton li. Par
ker wus the most farcical expedition upon
which a political party ever engaged; tho
campaign waged in 1R!HJ under the leader
ship of William J. Bryan will live In his
tory as the greatest battle ever fought
under the command of n man who was
bHttllng prncticully single-handed and
alone against the moht powerful influenced
of the world.
Mr. Purker attributes his own defeat to
"division and faction." also to the use of
governmental power for partisan purposes;
also the reckless and unprecedented ex-Jt-nditure
of money, and to "demagogic ap
peals to interests as wide apart as ho
poles." If the republican party campaign
committee had not npent a dollar In their
campaign aidde from Its letter and postage
expenses Mr. Roosevelt would have been
elected. When It became known that the
democratic national convention at St. Louis
had gone under the control of trust mag
nates like August I'.elmont the doom of
the party was sealed.
This may be gospel truth, but how
does Mr. Bryan's understudy explain
the attitude of Colonel Bryan on the
stump and In his paper during the late
presidential campaign'.' How can he
reconcile his fervid appeals to democrats
to vole for Parker, the candidate who
had gone under the control of trust
magnates'.' How can ho reconcile with
its present utterances Mr. Bryan's pre
diction, as well as his own predictions
before the election, that Parker would
be triumphantly elected president over
Are we to infer that In the Purker
campaign, which is now pronounced "a
farcical expedition." Mr. Bryan and hla
adjnlrers were simply masquerading,
while at heart they were praying and
hoping for an inglorious defeat of their
candidate? Can It be possible that Mr.
much as the government of Nebraska Is
conducted chiefly by deputies and depu
ties of deputies, the more deputies uo
have the merrier.
Should the Young Men's Christian as
sociation be able to drive a succession
of profitable real estate deals It might
lu tho end erect its new home out of the
dividends on its land speculations. It Is
to be boM'd. however, that the plans for
the promised building will not agaiu be
interrupted by Ihe offer of money back
and a bonus to boot for the new site.
It may be only a coincidence, but the
pi-esence of so many foreign railroad
men in Washington while tho senate
committee Is lu session should give the
members an opporunlty to learn bow
other nations manage to get along with
their transportation linos.
Overloading the Dead.
The late Thomas Jefferson was a man
of great versatility, but he could not pos
sibly have held all the views that are
charged up against him.
A Mistaken Aaanmptlon.
Some people talk as If the framers of the
constitution framed It for the sole protec
tion of the railroads which were to come
in the future and were undreamed of
when t lie framing was done.
Delicate Social niatlnrtlona.
When we reflect that we. run "git-rich-quick''
men toward the penitentiary and
elevate franchise grabbers to the rank of
statesmen we are bound to admit that
social distinctions are too delicate for us.
MlKhty Hard to Suit.
Mr. Rider Haggard, the eminent novelist.
Is disgusted wtlh travel In America, going
such immense distances as he discovered
lay between New York and Ran Fran
cisco and the Variety of temperatures
Into which the Journey led. It is very
hard on Mr. Haggard ami tourists like
hint, but this country cannot really help
being so much larger than they ever
imagined. And a Journey across the United
States must really be very fatiguing after
a Journey across England.
Lame Kxcnac for Graft.
The members of the pension board of re
view excuse themselves for passing men
whose regiments were never mustered into
the service of the United States by al
leging the haste imposed by a vust volume
of work. This Is a pretty poor excuse,
but It Is luminous of the effect of pension
rates In sweeping examiners off their feet
The new commissioner of penslone, Hon.
Vespasian Warner, seems to be finding out
a great many things about his bureau that
are interesting to the country.
Bryan joined that farcical ' expedition
next candidate for the presidency and merely to play horse?
framing its platform are very decidedly
on the side of the radicals.
Commissioner Oarfield epeul a day
looking at the books of the Praiiie Oil
and Oas company at Independence, Kan.
Those luioks will probably make the
"Beef trust" managers green with envy
when the profit ou a barrel of kerosene
If tho president Is breathing In ozone,
att fast as the people think be is in the
Colorado mountains the entire member
ship of the United Statea aenate will
either have to go Into training or sur
render unconditionally when the special
session Is called.
Now the South Omaha people have
discovered that "many cooks hII the
broth." No oue seems to know Just how
It happened, but the discovery is made
that the conflicting amendments lu the
South Omaha charter will prevent the
paving of streets this year.
EFVKCT OX OVtt COMMEHfK
It is to be expected that our commerce
with the far east and particularly with
Japan will be to some extent, injured by
the existing conditions there. It is nat
ural that the presence of the Russian
fleet should lead those engaged In trade
to exercise extraordinary care, since the
Russians are very likely to seize any
thing that may come In their way, es
pecially If Its destination is Japan. It Is
ahowu by the statistics that our coin
mere with that country has been little
disturbed thus far by the war, American
exports to Japan having established a
new high record for the eight' months
ending with last February. It apiears,
therefore, that instead of Interrupting
our Japanese trade tho war has stimu
lated it. the exports for the first eight
mouths of the current fiscal year having
exceeded those of the corresponding
period last year to the amount of $10,-
OOO.tMM). AYe have been doing n large
business in furnishing supplies for the
equipment of the Japanese armies In the
American Interest lu Impending events
In that quarter is consequently of a very
practical character. As the New York
Times points out, an efficient blockade
of Japanese ports a possibility, of
course, though Improbable would sensi
bly affect our commerce in that quarter
and necessarily that of all other coun
tries trading with Japan. It is this con
sideration which Invests the pjvsent sit
uation there with extraordinary interest,
at least from the commercial point of
view, and most naturally prompts tliosa
who desire that our trade in the far eat
shall not suffer to hope for Japanese
The magnates of the six big railroad
systems that constitute nearly five
sixths of all the railroad mileage of the
United States have been called before
the United States senate Interstate com
merce committee to tell all they know
about rebates and drawbacks and iiat
they want congress to do to make rail
road charges uniform and equitable to
all patrons. It can lie safely predicted
that the railroad magnates will posi
tively and unequivocally deny that there
are auy rebates or drawbacks on any
railroad under their supervision, and it
does not require a spirit medium to
foretell that the magnates will all con
cur in the prediction that any interfer
ence on the part of congress with the
arbitrary and unhampered conduct, of
railroads will compel them to make a
cut in the wages of 1,30,fsMt railway
employes, not counting railroad presi
dents and t raffle managers.
HECOGMZEIl AT LAST.
Total Ab"''"era Clnnned aa Prlsea for
New York Tribune.
Life insurance companies know that tee
totalers make the best risks, and as a
class live longer than the moderate drink
ers as a class by from 20 to 60 per cent.
A number of actuaries and medical direc
tors have been working on tho statistics
for several years, with the result in pros
pect that the total abstainers will soon
have policies offered to them at a oon
alderable reduction from the rata which
moderate drinkers have to puy. Immoder
ate drinkers ar--not taken at all by any
of the companies knowingly, though some
sober up long enough to get in and then
go on aa before, the line between moderate
and Immoderate drinking not being easy to
define. It is forseeu that persons taking
out policies aa total abstainers may after
ward throw those restraining principles
overboard and adopt more self-indulgent
habits, and an effort will be made to pro
vide a remedy for such cases in the terms
of the contract. The official recognition by
the companies that even moderate drink
ing tends to shorten life Is a good argu
ment for the temperance societies and one
with a sound statistical basis, which Can
not be said for all the contentions they advance.
TllinSTOV MtlUTIME I.K MM F..
t.onKlp tliunt Ihe Concern U hoar Mall
la Held t .
The American M.ittlme League "f New
York, of which former Senator Thurston of
Nebraska . president, is tip as linst con
sldfiablo trouble. The PoKtotTlce depart
ment Niispvcts a gold lu h k Is concealed In
tlm scheme ,n,,i ),,., held up Ihe mail of
the league until a satisfactory explanation
is Kuhmlttcd to the postmaster, general.
Eastern papers are publishing long ac
counts of the Inception of the league unit
following closely Mm present illtllcultles.
The purisise of the organization l not
clearly defined, it understood, however,
that the main object of ihe organize! s,
H. K. I'omnuTy and S. E. Elliott, was to
boos the f.Up subsidy scheme which has
been before -.ingress for several vents, and
extract some money from people Interested
In the subsidy project. Loth aims were
moderately s.iccc rful from the siart and
gave promise of rich picking up to the
moment the PoatofTice department Isrued
the stop order, and like the famous Mis
eourlnn exclaimed, "You'll have to show
EMI OK PIHTISAV POLITICS f
If the railroads can absorb the bridge
arbitrary Ht St. Louis they ought to be
able to absorb what remains of thu
bridge arbitrary at Omaha. A good,
atroog pull on the part of our business
men should raise thU embargo on
Omaha's commercial Interests.
It Is probtble that Admiral Togo
knows more about what he is going tu
do thau the Itussian admiralty, but the
officers at St, Petersburg caunot refrain
from making predictions, fa this they
arc. aa inveterate as though they were
.long range weather forecasters.
Wheu the voting machine is brought
Into use what la to become of the provi
sion In the new primary electiou law
for the shuffling of the ballot'.' Can
the names of the candidates be rotated
In the machine? Perhap Representa
tive Itodgevcan answer, aj ha stood
sponsor (or bota fellK
( UVMTISO THt: STAKE
The stake in the coming naval battle,
especially for Japan, is momentous.
; While defeat of the. ltussiaus would not
render their position very much more
berlous thau before the arrival of their
fleet lu eastern waters, a decisive defeat
of the Japanese which would give their
enemy control of the sea would be a blow
to Japan from which She jnobably could
not recover. It is very evident that were
she lo lose control of the sea she could
not long continue to prosecute the war,
because It would deprive her of the
means of reinforcing uiul provisioning
her armies. With her naval power do
st royed it would Us a question of only
a short time when site would be com
pelled to abandon her operatious on
land, for although her armies might go
on driving the enemy before them the
results would la? of little value, since to
make results secure the land force must
have the support of the navy. Moreover
Japan would be threatened at home.
Doubtless Iter more Inijstrtant ports
would b blockaded, with dlsatrou ef-
Aiiil now it transpires that the exten
sion of the electric lighting contract does
not contemplate simply the inerense of
electric lamps from the present number,
which Is .'10 lamps, to tho minimum
number, tloo lamps, but It proposes at
once to increase the number of arc
lamps to the full extent of the difference
between ?75 aud $!l4.rs a year. This
means an increase from ."hi to IV4D lamps
or more thau double the number re
quired by the electric lighting contract
of three years ago. This progressive
multiplication of lamps is based upon
the idea that the public lighting cor
porations must absorb not only every
dnllrr collected from the city lighting
levy, but also every dollar of royalty
paid for the privilege they enjoy of sup
plying light to private consumers.
The building commissioner of Chicago
has announced that when the summer
season opens the public can be assured
that every precaution for safety will
have boon taken to see that the grand
stands in the summer gardens are in a
safe condition. Under the regulations
to lie enforced In these summer resorts
will lie the requirement that no enclosed
theater be permitted to admit more than
its seating capacity, and where there
are no seats only a limited number of
people will be permitted to enter, as
safety requires. The example set by
the Chicago building department should
ie emulated by the building Inspector of
Omaha in resect to the summer gar
dens anil similar resorts in this city
lu anticipation of the use of voting
machines In the larger towns, applica
tions are jaiurlug in upon Governor
Mickey for the position of deputy on the
board that is to have supervision of elec
tions by machine. It may be antici
pated, also, that the applicants for depu
tyships will ls followed by applications
for deputyships to the deputy, luas-
Slftnlflcaiife of the President's
Speeches In th South.
New York Sun.
The president's speeches In the outhwest
bubble with personal happiness, sparkle
with original thought and overflow with
unselfish effort to make his fellow citizens
cheerful and at the same time to instruct
Nothing, however, that Mr. Roosevelt has
uttered since he left Washington Inspires
more Interest than thore passages in which
he indicates his belief that the issues of
partisan politics are of Infinitely less Im
portance than the questions concerning
which party lines are not drawn, or should
not be 'drawn.
Questions of social organization and pop
ulation, for example; questions of foreign
policy; questions of government in its re
lations to business; questions of political
economy; questions of good citizenship and
the individual's duties to the community;
questions of federal enterprise In the way
of i.utionul improvements Intended for tilt
benefit of all alike; and so on.
Indeed. In a broad and philosophical ap
plication of the presidents theory, as ad
vanced by him at Louisville aad elsewhere,
what public Issue might not be eliminated,
by common consent, from partisan politics
as the term Is at present understood?
What question, save perhaps that of the
offices and who shall occupy them?
skhwov noiLEn nowx.
The lest way to pity a man Is to pick
The wealth of a church depends on Its
Ueal faith works too hard ever to get
Somewhere thera's a sin back of every
Men who affect virtues have no affect Ion
It takes an empty head to rise to the
heights of fashion.
The richer the life within the simpler will
be that without.
Soul possession are the only assets that
count in heaven.
Petrified people, like petrified trees, take
the finest polish.
He who shields little sins will soon be the
slave of large ones.
Nowhere are hearts u hungry as in the
land of gingerbread.
You cannot walk the way of the world
and not know Its woe.
Home men never make a mistake because
thev never make u move.
The storm that wrecks the rotten nee
only roots the sound one deeper.
No man ever loMt any time in the heav
enly race by slopping iu help another.
The man who prays with his fingers
crossed Is likely to get a Martling answer.
Sometimes tho church that Is pruvlng
for showera of blessing only need a thaw
There are a l t of people who would
lather gather tomorrow's thistles than to
A man should not base his rail to the
miriiauy on the fact that his mouth water,
whenever be sec a culcaaaa- Waaattfje '4i-
The letteYheads of the Itague name as
members of the advisory board, a number
of prominent public men whose mipport, if
continued, would insure success, tint all
of them dropped out as soon as the Post
office department threw Its shadow over it.
The postofflee tin-pci tors say that letters
of endorsement were obtained from prom
inent men by an endless chain method and
that Thurston as Inveigled Into the
league and the presidency of It by I'om
mery and Curtis. "They told Mr. Thurs
ton, so we have been Informed," said one
of the- Inspectors, quoted by the New York
Sun. yesterday, "that men like Mr. Root
and Mr. Belmont bad sent them to request
him to become president and supposed, of
couiHe. that he would accept. Mr. Thurs
ton still Insisted that he would have to be
nsked first. A short time after this Mr.
Helmont and otln r men of prominence got
letters signed with Sinator Thuiston's
name announcing that he had taken the
presidency and intended to devote a gnat
deal of time to the league.
"In reply to these letters thev sent
Senator Thiirston letters congratulating
him on his election. When Mr. Thurston
got then' letters he decided It wouldn't
do at all to decline an office which men
of such eminence believed he already tilled.
Home of the noted men on the list of of
ficers have told us that when they saw
copies of tha letters and were assured
by Senator Thurston that he was the presi
dent they consented to become members
and subscribed $-T. They also agreed to
write to friends. Few if any of thrin, It
appears, authorized the use of their names
"Starting with a few letters here the
league spread nil over the country and Its
mall has been very heavy. Since we began
our Investigation we have failed to find
any one responsible, although of course,
we have not seen Senator Thurston yet.
All the members whose names appeared
on the letterhead have told us that they
have sent in their resignations. But all
thu harm has been done."
Mi. Thurston hurried from Washington
to New York Inst Priday and presided
over a meeting of the Maritime league in
the Waldorf Astoria. The attendance con
sisted of President Thurston, Secretary
Pommery, a score of reporters and a mad
dening array of empty chairs. Letter
were exhibited from the men named as
the advisory board consenting to the use
of their names. Mr. Thurston read a
long and carefully prepared statement. In
tt he said that bis connection with the
league had begun on December 13 last,
"when, upon- written request of several
distinguished gentlemen, whose names ap
peared as officers of the league. I con
sented to the use of my name, for the
time being, as president." He said that
he had become a subscribing memher in
the spring of 10O4. after the league's liter
ature had been presented to him by H. K.
Some time prior to December 13. lie said,
Mr. Pommery had urged him to accept
the office of president upon the statement
that such was the desire of many of the
officers of the league. "I agreed that If
the desire for my selection should be at
tested In writing by numerous officers of
the league, I would allow the- use of my
name as president, at least temporarily.
I was not acquainted, except casually, with
Mr. Pommery, but I found him In charge
of the work of the league carrying It on
under the sanction of the distinguished
men who had accepted oftce in the league,
and I necessarily took It for granted that
any man who was trusted by them with
such responsibilities must be a gentleman
of character and standing, and in every
way worthy of confidence.
"Recent criticism has led me to Investi
gate and from my personal investigation
I have no hesitation In stating thnt It fully
appears that the use of my name In con
nection with the.olllelal list of the league
lias been authorized In writing by such
person whose name has been used."
"When I became president." said Mr.
Thurston, as Pommery hastily collected
the letters and put them In his bag, "I did
so In writing and made it a matter or
record. I would not for a single moment
suggest that I could relieve myself from
the responsibility to those who have sub
scribed to the funds of the league after
my name was used. I accept this re
sponsibility, regardless of whether or not
any gentleman who has allowed the use
of his name as an officer joins with me.
I believe that every man ought to have
a chance to determine whether this worrt
should go on under the authority of our
respective names or should dissolve. 1
shall therefore adjourn this meeting until
July 1, at this hotel. In 1 lie meantime I
announce that I hold myself personally
responsible for the return of every' fu'a
scriptlon received since I became presi
dent. If the subscriber feels that there
has been any misunderstanding."
Some of the mystery as to the Inception
of tho league was lifted when Mi. Pom
mery explained that he and a former
newspaper man named Curtis were the or
ganizers. Pommery was formerly a trav
eling man in the west, imu Curtis in said
lo have licen conencted with the Hlue
Pencil club of New York City. They sent
out' alluring letters to senators, represen
tatives, governors and other prominent
men, notifying them that they had been
named for honorary vice presidents
Whether the first letters contained names
of officers of the league is not clear, but,
as rapidly as acceptances were received
the names were added lo t lip letter heads
pkho L oti;.
(lesion rightly resents the charge lli.U Its
favorite vegetable Is a yellow prill.
That Chicago sirike was pulled off Just
lu time to give the new mayor an Impres
sive Idea of the troubles enveloping the
The people who are still trlug to prove
that women have no business rapacity
seem to have overlooked Mrs. Chadwlck's
Capricious April is altogether too fickle.
Its smiles and leer are acceptable e the
proper caper, but snow aud frost chills af
fection's fount and generates worn.
Carl Schutz will this coming summer par
ticipate in the celebration of the sixtieth
anniversary of the Kranknnia society of
Hoiin university, of which he was a mem
ber. Hilladilphia Is actually awake More
than that, the quakers are so hot over a
$:;.iH.is swindle aa to forget the snows
ami blows of April. 'Although the weather
bureau does not know it. the present tem
perature Is quite summery;
A woman named Mrs. Maggie O'Neill ap
peared as witness In a case in Milwaukee
recently, but could not speak lu Kngllsh.
Stranger still, the French language Is the
only one known to her, although she was
boin in Milwaukee fifty yeurs ago. The
fame of the Crcom city is not limited to
Mr. Stock, who has been selected as the
successor of the late Theodore Thomas
an director of the Chicago Orchestra, has
been a member of the orcheestra for ten
ycais, at which time he arrived In that
city from his native city of Julich, fJer
many, where he was born in 1872. His
musical education was developed at the
College of Music at Cologne.
A MATTER OF HEALTH
HAS NO SUBSTITUTE
hl'lHIT OK AltllOK DAY.
Kimtrrn Slulea Striving to Check
The recurrence of Arbor day should
tiring anew some realizing sense of the
danger to the land from the thoughtless
devastation ef our forests begun by the
early tiispoilers, who wire thrifty in all
else hut the use of the woods. As a result
of their early war upon our woodlands,
culminating In the methodical processes
required by the demand for paper wood
pulp, we are. ns everybody knows, facing
the deplorable nieiuice of forest extermina
tion and the tremendous obligation of for
It is "up to us," as the saying goes, to
make good the extravagance and unre
stricted tree destroying activities of our
wasteful predecessors and of our own gen
eration. And In assuming the onerous
labor we may be buoyed by the thought
that the work is one which will benefit not
only ourselves, but those who will come
after us. While the national folly of forest
destruction without adequate preparations
for reproduction can never be wholly re
trieved, it is evident that great progress
has been made in the extension of the
The state of feiinsylvania, which bus
presented perhaps the most conspicuous
example of the dire results which have
nttetyled the waste of our forest heritage,
having been transformed from a remarka
bly well-wooded, tree-endowed district to
an almost barren condition, is foremost
now among the tree-planting and tree
protecting commonwealths. 70S.79D acres of
land having been secured by the State
Korcstry Reservation commission up to
date. Philadelphia's city forestry depart
ment, it is pleasant to note, has planted
5,000 trees this spring In and about the
city, and the trees In the city parks and
thoroughfares are to be safeguarded by an
Increased force of patrollng gardeners this
season. Report from other sections this
spring indicate an equally cheerful exten
sion of the tree-planting sentiment, a
healthful, helpful idea which happily has
Its permanent taproot, not only In the
deep, fertile soil of tree economy, but far
in the depths of right, moral Impulse.
Stella-Did you give him your love?
Bella Yes; conditional on his raising ar
equsl amount. New York Sun.
O'Rourke Phwy did yez smash O Ut jeii'
( I'Kellly The spaloane nsked me If 1 ml
lolk id 'have a dhrlnk, an' 1 said I wu.l
( ) Rourke Yls?
O'Reilly An' thin be said he wud too.
Medical Kxanilner You are lu a weal,,
exhausted physical condition; seem to lu
all run down.
Applicant for Policy Yes; and yet I
was a well niau when your agent started
In worrying the life out of mo to buy
some Insurance ef him. Cleveland Lender.
Respectable flea eon I wish that young
Canon Mayberry weren't obliged to pica, h
to such a small congregation.
Frivolous Widow So do 1. Kvery time
he said "Dearly beloved ' this morning 1
felt as If 1 had received a proposal.
Judge I'll give you thirty days In Jail.
Prisoner (Jood! My wife will lie through
cleaning bouse when 1 get out. Kansas
Dr. Dasher I wish to marry your daugh
Old Man Murjer But you have no pros
pects, voting man.
Dr. Dasher oh. yes. I have. You don't
know It. but you've got appendicitis. Mf
W A WHIM; THK OAWK.
Did yiui ever take your lady friend to see a
game of ball.
And sit up in the grand stand where you
couldn't even smoke?
And as yon watch the catcher tag the run
ner, hear her call,
"What made that horrid big man give
that little one a poke?"
The game begins to liven up some fellow
makes a hit;
The runner scores from second and t lie
people roar and shout.
Then. Just as you start cheering you will
throw a double tit.
When the maiden softly murmurs,
"What's this racket all ubout?"
She asks you why the catcher wears a pil
low on his hand.
Or why they have him muzzled Is he
such an awful brute?
What makes that fellow hit the ball ami
run to beat tho band?
Some wonder that you then will feel Uka
some big rube galoot.
She asks you what an error Is, aad what
you mean by "bunt,"
And when the game la orr arte wsnts to
know who won.
"Oh. wasn't it exciting? It was such a
I don't remember when It was I ever had
Yes, this is what you're up against, unless
you know the game.
You wonder why on earth, then, you ever
brought her out.
But next day you call 'round again and
take her bv the arm.
For we're all against that game without
Can your appetite conceive
anything more toothsome
than a sweet delicious choco
late cake and a cup of creamy
Qhirardelli's Ground Choco
late? A pantry without Ghirar
defli's is like a garden without
Smoother and more economical
thun cake chocolate.
G ROUN D
Corporate drip on Chicago.
New York Tribune.
Chicago's north and west railway sys
tems were appraised for taxation purposes
by experts at I.ihO.ixi, and stocked and
bonded by ti e owners for JUT.om) This
1'io.OiO.OtO difference ri presented the value
of municipal franchises given to them;
thwt is tlie use of the streets, privileges
which the city would now be glad to re
cover, so as to gel the advantage of them
Itself. Hut IhoiiRh It practically gave
them away, the chain e of lis getting them
back for nothing Is slim.
f:perlmeat In Hailrfiart Onneraklu.
There is to be a HUIm i xperimeul of fed
fr.il ownership or railroa Is in the Panama
line, and Us ritdiiag. iii'-ui. acc ording !
semi-offliia I aiinounc ineni, la to b a pal-
SjiM wMaM i;ues cl li .iiisp-u'i.iuon.
x After Exposure
to snow or rain a cold comes.
will cure in one night it will always prevent
a cold if taken on coming in out of tha wet.
Delightfully pleasant to the taste. Good
for children. Good for everybody.
Last November I hi ukea with sTre mid
and court)- I uaad a boula of aiandud expectorant and was
not benefitted In tha least: I than tried aaothar aunoard
oouf h cure, but vtlh no batter raeuita than with the axpao
torant. I ni than rcomtnnde) by a drug 11 at Covtnf
ton, Ca.. to try C:. Bell a Pine-Tar-Honey and after ualng
one 2c bottle I Ml completely cured. This tettlmcnlal
was unsolicited, but you are al liberty to iuw It In any way
you may chooae. In my opinion you have by far the beat
couch medicine on the market. Yours truly.
I K. Noaaaa. Ola. Ce.
Oure Oovghm mnd
Olvom Strength to thm Lung
tlfsr , 000,000 kettlee were ield imjlmt la tear 104, on aa
absolute guarantee. Out of thla vaat Dumber of aalea money waa
refunded on only all bottles. This proportion 4 out of ,UOu,uOQ 1
so exoeedlng ly small that It hardly makes rtppie la the solid
phalanx of seliafled customers- Thla Is the unprecedented
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