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ttteaij M. U. HUNUATE,
WHua our ok towk,
akscrlbera leaving- the city lcm
pararlljr shomld kava The Be
mailed to them. It Is better thaa
dally letter (row borne. Ad
dress will be changed a,a (tea as
If John I), liockefoller should die, as
It were, ou vfmt meat would our local
poitocratic Caesar feed its readers 't
It is "up to" liuasla to publish hourly
bulletins iiumln tlie ships controlltHl by
the czar and those lu humls of revolu
tiouists. Now that church and state are di
vorced in France the more essential
question of paying the ulimony will be
As usual thiTUnYahtt "School board has
discovered that It is much x-asler - to
equalize saluries up than to -equalize
The sultan of Morocco should befjiu
to prepiire for real danger. France and
Germany are said to be alxmt to agree
on a plan of "reform" for that coun
try. The Swedish foreign minister would
have the world understand that Sweden
la not seeking a fight and have Norway
understand that neither is it running
Philadelphia oarsmen who defeated a
British college July 4 upheld the honor
of the day. The British should have se
lected another date if they had any de
sire to win.
One of our later day problems will
be whether the Transmlssisslppi grain
elevator at Council Bluffs can be held
to answer for nn alleged violation of the
Nebraska anti-trust law.
With $2,KX),MH given as endowment
funds for libraries last year the writer
of fact and fiction has no reason to si-h
for the "golden" age of literature-the
intellectual age may le another affair.
Governor' General of Panama and
United States Minister to Panama Ma
goou has had honors heaped upon him,
all because he received a two years'
training ou the dtaff of The Omaha Bee.
Heports from Washington indicate
that there will be no necessity for burn-
lug cotton to maintain prices this year -but
the- bales must be counted liefore
the facts are known as the boll weevil
still has to report.
South lakotn has also started out the
fiscal year with new laws. One of
these requires the woman to l present
when Uie marriage Hccuse Is Issued, but
she is not expected to be present when
the divorce la issued.
Wall street speculators who are guess
ing at probable dividends of the Union
Paciiiu railroad tJiouid not expect a
large percentage until the Nebraska tat
suits are euded. The time fur showing
value of the property has not passed.
' The local flapdoodle organ Las goue
Into another double-shotted spasm over
the Indictment of pork stickers aud beef
packers by a Chicago grnud Jury, which
is said to have over-stepped Its instruc
tions from the strenuous man with the
big stick. S uoutrage.
If there is any doubt about the valid
ity of those biennial election laws not
jtt passed upon by the supreme court
nd the action of Lancaster county
Indicates that there is -such a doubt it
will be a good idea to have them tested
at the earliest possible day aud avoid
the confusion inevitable if a division de
claring them unconstitutional should
tuna- oa the tv of election. - '' '
STATES MAS OF THE ''OrE.Y DOOR. "
Au eastern contemporary remarks thnt
tlio lute rK't-rotnry Hay will Ixi known
ns the statesman of the "open dour."
lie merited tlmt distinction. As tiue of
his newspaper eulogists bus pointed out
bis nniiio will be Inseparably associated
with the persistent and resolute asser
tion of this principle In regard to com
merce u principal now recognized by
nil the nations and which may le re
Karded ns flnnly established. As now
understood, it was not heard of, we be
lieve, until developments lit China, Kouie
el:ht years ago, appeared to menace
the trade Interests and treaty rights of
the V nlted States lu that empire. This
aroused interest here among our com
mercial classes and jfroduced discussion
as to what should be done to protect our
trade rights In China which had been
secured through treaty.
It was not, however, until the. United
States hnd assumed sovereignty over
the Philippines that a definite announce
ment of the position of this government
In favor of the principle of the open
door In trade was announced. If not
conceived by Mr. Hay he at all events
became Its earnest advocate. In the
communications addressed to the am
bassador and ministers of the United
States during the Chinese troubles the
late secretary of state kept In view the
principle of equal and Impartial trade
with all parts of the Chinese empire and
our government warned China against
making any arrangement which Involved
the surrender of territory or the grant
ing of special privileges, commercial or
otherwise, to any other power. Previous
to this President McKlnley hnd declared
In a message to congress that no dis
criminating treatment of American citi
zens nnd their trade In China would be
tolerated by this country and In this Mr.
liny unipiallfiedly concurred.
The results of his efforts in this di
rection are well known. China has been
held to a proper observance of her treaty
obligations .and the powers having com
mercial Interests in the Chinese empire
have accepted unreservedly the principle
of the open door, fully conceding its wis
dom and justice. It was an achieve
ment the far-reaching Importance of
which it is hardly possible to overesti
mate and must 1m reckoned as first in
value among the great services to the
country of the late secretary of state.
No one Who has followed the evidence
in the case against Senator Mitchell of
Oregon will be surprised at his convic
tion. If there Is anything to be won
dered at it is that the Jury should have
taken so long Ti time as It did to reach
a verdict of guilty. The testimony given
by the former law partner uud the
former private secretary of Mitchell was
such as could not fail to convince fair-
minded men of the guilt of the accused
and the hesitation in agreeing upon a
verdict can be accounted for only in the
theory thut some pf .the .Jurors, felt a
sympathy for the nged senator and
would if possible have saved hiin from
ii felon's stigma. There was, howev'er,
no room for doubt. The record of
criminality was in a form that was un
impeachable. The letters and- other
communications of the accused were
there to confront him and were unde
niable and conclusive. Tlie'y' showed be
yond question not only that the offense
charged bad been committed, but that
the offender was fully aware that he
was violating the law. The govern
ment's case was impregnable at every
John II. Mitchell Is 70 years old and
has been many years In public life, hav
ing held several otlicial positions in Ore
gon and been four times elected to the
United States senate. It is sad to see
a man at bis time of life, who has been
so long prominent in political affairs,
convicted of a crime against the gov
ernment which will undoubtedly send
him to the penitentiary for his remain
ing years, yet the career of Mitchell as
a whole has not been such as to com
mend him to sympathy. His has not
been an example, politically or morally,
which Invites emulation. He has not
chosen to walk In the straight and nar
row path, but has generally preferred
a more or .less crooked and tortuous
course. The penalty of this is severe,
yet it cannot Ite doubted that It Is de
served, aud the lesson of it ought to
prove valuable especially to those in
public life. The attorneys of Mitchell
pursued the usual course in moving for
a new trial, though probably with no
expectation that it will be granted. Wlint
other efforts they may make to save
their client from punishment it is im
possible to say, but in any event it Is
not probable that he will any longer rep
resent Oregon in the national senate.
His conviction pats an end to his pub
CHL'RCH itA'D STATE IN FRASLK.
The protracted discussion ' lu the
French chamber of deputies of the bill
for the separation of church aud state
has ended in the passage of the measure
by a large majority. The consideration
of the bill has been proceeding since
last March and has been marked by no
little acerbity and bitterness on both
sides. The passage of the bill by a ma
jority of more thau one hundred Is a
quite decisive victory for the liberal
element, though not to bAT" Regarded as
assuring the final enactment of the
measure Into law. It now goes to the
senate, where another protracted dis
cussion will tnktv place, with what re
sult uo one can foretell with any degree
of certainty, though the chances would
seem to be favorable to Its passage by
It is' said that lu its present form the
bill is not eutlrely satisfactory even to
those who accept the principle which it
embodies and who are willing thnt the
church shall be disestablished provided
that Its rights are respected and its In
dependence guaranteed. They assert
thut certain of its sections have been
framed for the double purpose of pro
voking schisms and of subjecting the
church "to aa" krtilUarjr' exercise of tte
civil power. But whether this measure
is altogether satisfactory or not, it is
certsiin that n separation of church nnd
state in France will eventually Ik? ef
fected. This Is conclusively shown by
the vote In the chamber of deputies. The
sentiment in favor of this policy bus
Is'en steadily growing for several years
find It Is not to le doubted that the feel
ing is now very general that France
will not be t.lf republican until the
proposed tiyorcement of church ami
state Is ( omniished.
1171 1 RfiAT.S HAVK HO. VP.
Complaints are frequently heard about
the rise In rents which has taken place
within the past two years In Omaha,
notwithstanding the fact that money is
abundant at comparatively low rates of
Interest. People who complain about
the advance in rents seem, however, to
be oblivious of the marked increase that
has taken place in the price of building
materials and the cost of labor within
the pst few years.
While it is true thnt house rent Is
largely governed by the laws of supply
nnd demand. Just the same as the price
of nny other commodity, the ground
work on which rents are based is the
price of real estate and the cost of con
struction. This is illustrated by the fol
lowing comparative llgures of wages in
the building trades in Omaha:
1S96 1900 1905
Wages per Wages per Wnges per
hour-w'k. hour-w'k. hour-w'k.
Carpenters 3kc..$14.40 40c.. $19.20 45c ..J21.60
Nrlcklnyers 37c. . $17.76 6"c..$24.00 62Hc .$:!0.00
Painters 30c. .$14.40 3T.e. .$16.80 Vc ..$21.60
riasterers 40c.. $19.20 45c. .$21.60 66c ..$20.40
The wages of other' mechanics in the
building trades have advanced corre
spondingly to those of the four occupa
tions above cited, oiyfrom 23 to 40 per
cent. It Is also a matter of notoriety
thnt the. prices of building materials of
every description have advanced from
10 to ".r per cent nnd in some instances
more than 2." per cent within the pnst
five yenrs. With the marked advance in
the cost of labor and building materials
It stands to reason that rents must
advance proportionately in order that
the owners of buildings may be able to
earn a reasonable interest on their In
vestment. As a matter of fact, house rents and
Rtores occupied by wholesale houses
have been so low in Omaha for yenrs
as to yield practically no return to their
owners after computing the taxes, In
surance nnd cost of repairs. As a whole,
rents In Omaha are not excessive. In
comparison with rents In other cities
of equal population they are very mod
Judging from the recent utterances of
the Fremont Tribune, the business men
of Fremont are needlessly worked up
over Uie alleged efforts of Omaha to
block the construction of the Great
Northern extension between Sioux City
nnd Ashland. This impression, It seems,
has been created by the attempt of the
promoters of the Sioux City, Homer &
Omaha trolley line to contest the right-of-way
of the Great Northern across the
Winnebago reservation. As a matter of
fact, the flurry created in Omaha nt the
time the Ashland cut off was projected
subsided long ago and Omaha is per
fectly serene and content to take its
chances with competitors that will bid
for the trade of the territory to be trav
ersed by the Great Northern, or rather
Burlington extension. So far ns we
know, only half a dozen people In
Omaha are interested In the Homer in
terurban trolley line and they nre con
ducting their campaign without seeking
the aid or consent of oniaha.
Judge Carlin of the United States fed
eral court has Just rendered a decision
that a mixed blood Indian woman is
legally a full blood Indian. How many
generations of mixing there can be be
fore the Indian blood runs out has not
yet been defined by the learned Judge,
but it would seem that one drop of In
dian blood would still make n full blood
Indian so far as the law of allotment Is
concerned. Under this version the de
scendents of John Randolph of Roanoke
and John A. T.ogan of Illinois nre enti
tled to their full share of the tribal allot
ment devised to the descendants of Po
cahontas nnd Black Hawk.
Champions of the democratic nominee
for congress In the First Nebraska dis
trict are still lxnnbardlng his republi
can opponent with, questions, but they
are fighting mighty shy of the questions
propounded to him by The Bee. If the
democratic nominee should be elected
would he go Into the democratic caucus,
and if he should go into the democratic
caucus would he be bound by its decrees
even though in conflict with the Uoose-
velt legislative program, which he is
now promising to support as a bait to
catch republican votes?
Having had the path blazed for them
by Douglas county several other counties
In the state are preparing to take ad
vantage of the scavenger tax law which
provides ways and means of cleaning
up long standing delinquent tax lists.
It is to be hoped the scavenger law will
work as Well elsewhere as it seems to
have done here in Douglas county.
The first counties reporting their as
sessment figures for the curreut year
Indicate that the assessed valuation of
real and personal property in Nebraska
will show an Increase approximating 5
per cent over a year ago. And the rail
road tax bureaucrats hud the nerve to
ask the state board to reduce the as
sessment ou railroad property.
Fmployes of the government printing
office who purchased stock In a type
setting machine company are evidently
of the opinion that government service
does not preclude "outside investments.
Engineer Wallace had the grace to re
According to the latest advices from
Iteemersville the convicts in the Ne
braska penitentiary are discouraged at
Governor 'Mickey's attitude' on-pardons
and commutation. That need Dot
discourage Governor Mickey, however.
With two and a half months' notice
of the republican state convention,
which Is to lie held the middle of Sep
tember, no candidate who falls down
will have any excuse to pretend to be
the victim of snap Judgment..
Mla-hteit lr Hoth.
Colonel Bryan declares that "thn demo
crsts cannot s-rvo both the corporations
and the people." Kvldently; neither seems
to have any use for them.
Trust Johnny for Thnt.
Detroit Kree Tress.
Despite his latest aift of $10.rtni,000. there
Is reason to believe Mr. Rockefeller has
laid away enough In a safe spot so he will
not suffer during his old age.
JollylnR the Majority.
Secretary Tart says that salaries In the
United States are not large enough. That
sounds like a real bid for votes from those
who feel they are underpaid and they are
In the majority.
I.aadlord Ciets the Haal.
Whltelaw Reld will pay $13,000 a year
more for house rent In London than his
salary as ambassador amounts to. It must.
however, bo remembered that he will not
have to buck the Ice and coal and meat
trusts over there.
Worklnar for Glory Discounted.
In any case salaries offer one of the
greatest Impediments to effective govern
ment service today. Men no longer work
for their country for the honor of It; they
work their country for the sake of the
offer of a big salary that will take them
out of its service.
The Only Cnre.
New York Sun.
Sermonizing on the laxity of the moral
sense of men of business and financial
eminence In fiduciary positions will ac
complish no Improvement. In one way or
another the church pulpit has been preach
ing such sermons from time Immemorial,
Sunday after Sunday, and false trustees
have listened to them without flinching.
The only cure will be In the practical ap
plication that is, In sending some of these
false trustees to Sing Sing. Then the
necessary reform will begin, and not till
nryan Hrnt Waves In Ohio.
Several times during the democratic, state
convention, Just as everybody was settling
down to the belief that "bygones were by
gones," that past differences were forgot
ten, that old heroes had quietly taken their
plnces on the shelf, and that a new era of
brotherly love and fresh development had
set In, some speaker suddenly rounded a
period about William Jennings Bryan, nnd
then the rafters rattled. How It must have
pressed memories on the minds of demo
crats who made speeches and voted for
McKlnley In 1S96, but who were now try
ing to "get together." The campaign of
18!6 was the most memorable one Blnee that
of 1840 and men have to die to forget It.
Boston Comforted Once More.
The call to paBS, for the time at least,
from discussions of deep problems, scien
tific and political, to lighter themes, for
Instance, mint Jutijpsi is timely., There, was
a horrible rumor some time ago to the
effect that the Julep Is no longer a popu
lar tipple even in the land of Its origin,
but Investigations of interested ones have
brought to light more cheerful facts. Not
only Is It still honored and respected, but
almost every day some one discovers some
thing add to It that. In the opinion of
one person at least. Improves Its flavor.
This proves that Us story Is nowhere near
over. Besides, all the amateur gardeners
have their little mint corner nowadays and
It Isn't likely they are going to cultivate It
Just for use In a sauce for roasted lamb.
SECRET OF SrCCESS.
an. OTtrnorked Theme Affords Soma
This Is the season when high school grad
uates throw light on that momentous prob
lem, "The Secret of Success." One boy out
In Des Moines, la., really got some light to
throw, and thus established the fact that
he is sufficiently different from the average
to have a chance for the success he talked
about. He wrote to sixteen men who knew
something about success, including Theo
dore Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, Secre
tary Shaw, Governor Cummins, former
Governor I-arabee, Secretary Wilson, presi
dents of various colleges, Mr. Bryan and
Edward Bok. First, all of these men an
swered except President Roosevelt, who
was hunting in Colorado at the time. That
shows that the disposition to lend a hand
an Important element In success Is very
genft-al. Next, every one of the fifteen
letter writers emphasized work as one of
the prime factors of success. Some of them
combined It with character, and some of
them with preparation, which Is merely an
other form of work. But the published
letters could almost be reduced to the para
grapher's formula which has been going
the rounds lately: "There are six requisites
for success. One Is the willingness to work
and the other five are work." The man
who put the advice to the Iowa boy most
tersely was an editor, Edward Bok. His
success has not been so glittering as that
of some of his associates in the symposium,
but It has taught him not to waste words.
He wrote: "The chief factor in a success
of any kind Is work; if you add to that the
next essential, which Is to work for the
works' sake, and not for the money It may
bring, you have covered the ground."
Many of the letter writers Insist upon
honesty, character, perseverance, energy
and not wasting time, but the advice fines
down to Mr. Bok's working for the sake of
the work and letting the reward take cars
of Itself. There Is a corollary to that which
applies to parents even more than to chil
dren. Never put a child at a life work
which he does not like. There are some
children without any strongly marked bent
and some are simply lazy. For those, per
haps, the best discipline Is to put them at
the task nearest and keep them at It until
work has become a habit, if not a Joy. If
the habit persists, they will be able to be
come useful. If not distinguished. Eminence
can come to but few In the nature of
things, but it surely will not coma to any
body except the hard worker, and the
surest stimulant to Industry is a definite
and strong liking for some particular sort
of work. If you have a child with such a
bent, do not try to make him over. Culti
vate it, stimulate It, train him for the
thing he likes as well as you are able, and
then tell him to go ahead. Every ounce of
enthusiasm for his Job Is Just so much
steam In his boiler. And don't let him
imagine that money or fame are the chief
ends of life. The best thing In the world Is
character, and the next best work well
done, which builds character. Fame never
conies save as a reward for such work, and
money won In such ways that people hold
meetings to discuss whether they are will
ing to associate with you brings more
penalties than rewards. After you havs
headed your boy light on thorn points, en
thusiasm and work are the two things
which will plact him in the world,
BITS OF WAMIIM.TO I. IFF..
Minor Scenes and Incidents Sketched
nn the Spot.
An up-to-date stock raiser, ever ready to
Improve his flocks, secured with his supply
of garden seeds s.mie time hso a copy of the
Agricultural department brochure on "An
gora gouts." He rend mid reread the thrilling
narrative, was duly chaVmed by the word
pictures limned therein, nnd decided on the
spot to become a captain of highbred
buttinskjs. How lie fared In his venture
Is told In a letter addressed to the president
and forwarded to the "Angora (loaf di
vision of the Agricultural dcpaitmi nt:
"I resret to call your attention to the An
gora gont department of the bureau of agri
culture. It has spread broadcast a docu
ment commending Angoras to the farmers
of tho country. This contains three spacious
landscapes: Before Ooatlng' shows a dense
Jungle, suggesting the average New Hamp
shire, pasture; 'One Year After floating'
shows the same land producing a valuable
crop of bean poles; 'Two Years After Ooat
lng' shows a lawn suitable for golf links.
The omnivorous appetite of Angoras Is de
scribed In a way that led me to hope they
might even effect saving In blasting pow
der, the chief source of expense In farming
"I produced a flock at considerable cist.
The result of the first Interview of my dog
and the buck caused me to name the latter
Togo. His views on the subject of rna
suicide, I think, would receive your ap
proval. The does, on the other hand, neg
lected ther kids so shamelessly that I fear
they belong to a female goat club.
"I Inclosed tho flock with a fence highly
recommended to me by a steel and wire
company. I now suspect that this company
may be a trust nnd should bo Investigated.
The goats began by thrusting their heads
through the upper part of the fence,
where they hung by their horns. When
tired of this they went through under and
over the fence.
'I make no complaint that they ate a val
uable roso garden belonging to a neighbor;
but their conduct In my own vegetable gar
den entitles me to relief."
Tho committee appointed by the president
to Investigate the workings of the various
departments and susgest reforms as well
as abolish antiquated methods used In the
transaction of public business has un
earthed some peculiar characters among
the clerks In the. departments. One of the
strangest of these characters Is an old
man, the chief of one of the small divisions
In the Agricultural department. While he
Is not deaf and dumb, he has for many
years never uttered a word while on duty
at tho department. Ho writes everything,
ami even when he wants to call a stenog
rapher he writes a note to the man to
come In, and then hands him the written
copy he wants typewritten. One of the
tales reported to the committee about
the silent man of the Agricultural de
partment Is that the other day, when
the thermometer was up In the nineties,
he called a stenographer and handed him
a written question asking one of tho clerks
In the next room whose desk was near
the thermometer how hot It was. He never
uses the telephone on his desk. Another
of his freak methods was to have a stenog
rapher write out a question to a subordi
nate, asking him when a report could be
expected. The stenographer wrote out
tho question, then handed the note to tha
silent chief, who rang his bell for a mes
senger and the latter carried the note to
the clerk In the next room. Another thing
the committee has discovered Is that. In
the treasury, there are rules providing how
many letters aro to be written, and that
all letters must embody the question which
Is to be answered. The last phrase before
the beginning of the answer Is as follows:
"In ordinary Englls'i the word 'follows'
Is followed by a colon. The treasury rules
of composition, however, require a period
to be used after that word. Letters not
so written are sent back for correction."
When the president appointed the com
mittee his Instructions especially referred
to the "paper work" officers of the army
have to do, and desired that some reforms
be Instituted. In looking this up the com
mittee has found that recently. In Gen
eral MacKenzie's offlcv before a young
officer In Maine could i t two thermome
ters required In his work his requisition
had to have the Indorsement of twenty
eight officers, and when It reached the
twenty-eighth man It had to go back by
the same route.
It has become known that a number of
the players of various base ball teams of
the governmental departments here were
appointed to positions in the government
service solely for the purpose of securing
them to play ball on the departmental
teams. For years there has been a depart
ment league of base ball clubs here, which
plays a series of games for the champion
ship of the government service. In past
years men wno were known to have much
base ball ability were appointed to positions
In one or another of the departments and
as a result of Inquiries it is found that the
same condition prevails, to some extent at
least, this summer.
The statement is made that there are at
least three outside men on the team of the
Interior department, for Instance. These
appointments appear to have been made
without the approval of Secretary Hitch
cock. That official knows what ha" hap
pened In the past and early this season he
put his foot down hard on the practice.
So far as Is known there have been no
charges filed at any department regarding
the alleged professionalism of players In
the government league or the violation of
civil service regulations In their appoint
ment. This is one of the matters, how
ever, which the department investigation
committee, of which Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury Keep is chairman, will in
vestigate after It gets through with prob
ing the government printing office Lanston
monotype contract and other matters.
The clerks employed at the Panama
canal commission in Washington were
startled the other day by an official order
from Chairman T. P. Shonts that until
further notice their office hours would be
from 8 a. m. until 6:30 p. m., with half an
hour for lunch. The only explanation of
fered for this radical departure from the
rules applying to the working hours of
government, clerks was that the rush of
business required It. Chairman Shonts says
that the work of the commission has been
piling up so rapidly that It would be abso
lutely Impossible to dispoHo of the busi
ness that demanded attention without this
extra work on the part of his force.
Mr. Shonts evidently has' not caught the
spirit of the heads of other government
departments who, when their work accu
mulates, make demands upon congress for
additional clerks. He also has not been
affected In the least by the storm of pro
tests that was raised when the clerks In
the employ of Vncle Bam were ordered to
work until 4:30 each afternoon, Instead of
4, as previously. Mr. Bhonts, being a rail
road man, believes that the government
should get as much for Its money us do
the railroads, who pay no attention to
Ironclad office hours when .there Is work to
be performed by their employes.
The Washington Post relates that re
cently a letter was received at the Treas
ury department addressed. "I'mie Bam.
Washington, D. C." It reads: "Please find
In close oCct. For which 1 want you to
tell me the side of the nickel Is heads and
what la tall, t'se nickel for postage In
return." The department replied that there
was no "head or tall" officially, but an
"obverse and a reverse fide." The writer
was t ild to to a coin and take his choice.
Tb nickel was deposited la th treasury.
When your child
dislike to make it take
tasting medicine. Hence
well to know that
Cherry Pectoral is
pleasant. But it is
medicine, a strong
Time and time again we have published the
formula of this cough medicine in the principal
Medical Journals of this country and Europe,
and have mailed it to nearly every physician in
the United States.
So it follows that when your doctor orders it
for coughs, colds, bronchitis, or consumption,
he knows precisely what he is giving.
Physicians recommend their families to keep
it on hand.
Kate ky tb f. C. A? O . IotsU. Hin.
Aim BMOunxlarars of
ATSR'S BAiR I00R-or th rilr. ATR'" PrtLS-PST COM tlpstloo .
AYBK'S SASBAPAK1LLA Foe ta blood. ATBR'S AGUB CURR-For malarta anJ ana.
Among the witnesses at a recent New
York wedding was a man named I. Hatem;
and yet he kissed tho bride without any
uncomplimentary show of hesitation.
Dfsplto the frequent American claim that
there Is no humor In Englund, English
motorists are now petitioning for a road
In Hyde park that shall be set apart for
motor vehicles and bicycles, "where they
will be free from the dangers and smells
arising from horse traffic."
One man In New York, the prospective
heir of a colossal and untainted fortune,
spends some of his time and his money
In the humane business of buying worn
out fire department horses and sending
them out to one of his farms to round
out their short lives In comparative lux
Coquelln, the noted French comedian.
notwithstanding his many years of brain
work and the constant strain of stage life,
possesses a remarkable store of nerve
power. He thinks nothing of taking a
nap In his motor car while the chauffeur
sends It spinning along as fast as the law
Parties of college students from the Em
pire state are heading for the wheat Melds
of the west, where work awaits the will
ing. No amount of physical culture can
equal the robust muscles acquired by two
months of toll In tho harvest fields. Those
who doubt the claim are at liberty to give
It a trial. No charge.
George Baum, a 70-year-old Philadelphia
millionaire who made his money in the
leather business, has Just married his
housekeeper, a good-looking Irish woman
28 years old. The ceremony was per
formed In church, a crowd of over 2,000
being present, with nearly as many out
side waiting to see the happy pair enter
and leave. '
Judge Francis Miles Finch, the author
of Memorial day's greatest poem, "The
Blue and the Gray," is now living quietly
at his home In Ithaca, a patriarch of 78
years. Judge Finch's library, in which
he has 2,000 and more volumes which he has
carefully selected In a lifetime. Is the sams
library in which almost forty years ago
he penned the famous poem.
Nannie Gibson, a barefooted 11-year-old
girl who lives with her parents In the
Black mountains of North Carolina, Is to
be given a college education by the South
ern railway, which will also provide for
her In other ways. Some time ago a big
slide occurred on the mountain while she
was home alone. She ran down the rail
road waving her red petticoat. A heavy
train was stopped by her ten feet from
where the mountain had caved In. Below
was an abyss several thousand feet deep.
How many battleships will eventually
satisfy the navy? was the question recently
put to a naval officer by the Washington
correspondent of the New York Evening
Post. "Seventy," was the answer, and ths
necessary disposition of seventy-two battle
ships was detailed, as sixteen on the At
lanta coast, twenty-four on the gulf of
Mexico and the Caribbean sea, sixteen on
the Paclfio coast and sixteen In the Philip
pines. Seventy battleships would cost at
prevailing figures about $560,000,000, more
rather than less.
joke: on college president.
Effect of Rockefeller Money oa Pres
ident Hadley'a Ideas.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
It was while speaking at Denver In Jan
uary, 1900, that President Hadley of Yale
brought forward his famous remedy of
social ostracism for tniBt abuses. He did
not think much of legislative remedies. He
believed that a proper and healthy publlo
sentiment acting by Itself would be more
effective, and said "When It Is under
stood that a man who does certain things
cannot associate with his fellowmen. It
will penetrate deeply Into the social or
ganism." Later on he said, by way of ex
planation "Social ostracism will serve as
a remedy for any public evil. It Is, In
fact, the only effective remedy. It ap
plies to evils connected with trusts In
the same way that It does to any other
form of commercial wrong."
President Hadley was evidently still hold
ing the same views when, a few weeks
later, he spoks in Boston, saying among
other things "We shall have an emperor
In Washington within twenty-five years
unless we can create a puhllo sentiment
which, regardless of legislation, will regu
late the trusts." This utterance also un
derwent explanation later on, but with
out changing the sense as It was under
stood by most readers.
Truth compels the statement that few
people regarded the Hadley remedy for
trust evils as practicable or entitled to se
rious consideration as a finality. But no
one anticipated that Prof. Hadley himself
would be the one most conspicuously to
cover his remedy with ridicule.
Accounts of the Yale alumni meeting of
Wednesday say that four times In tha
course of President Hadley's announce
ment of the Rockefeller gift of $l,0K,0u0.
did the entire audience "clwer" and "yell"
and "roar" Its approving enthusiasm. Had
Mr. Rockefeller himself been present, what
would liave happened? Refusal of a seat
on the platform? The cold shoulder every
where? Yet if hU methods may properly
be condoned, what are the methods related
to the aggrandizement of syndicated wealth
which call for social ostracism of the
One Is almost forced to the belief that
Mr. Rockefeller deliberately laid a trap
for President Hadley, which he proceeded,
straightway to fall Into. He Is a man.
we believe, not wholly devoid of a sense
of humor, and It might easily be worth
a million In his case to see Dr. Hadley
publicly swallow his own plan of meet
ing the menace of the trusts. It was a
great Joke and worked to & charm.
ill you Sx&J
"I hate to have anything on my con
science, don't ynu?" she mused.
"I never have," ho replied, qulrklv,
"mine Isn't working."-Detroit Free Press.
There's no authority for the statement
thst when Adam Hnd Fve left the Garden
of Kden, live said: "t don't care, Adam!"
and Adam said he didn't either. Homer
"I have seen tribes," said the traveler,
"who voluntarily undergo all sorts of self
"That's nothing," answered Mr. Tutt. "I
know a lot of people who insist on shav
ing themselves." Washington Star.
Ferdie What an exquisite complexion
Miss Dresden has! Nature has Indeed been
kind to her.
Gertie Yes, It's a natural gift .. be able
to do it so well. Hut her peo;lc ,'M-e all
artistic Cleveland leader.
fll inreo rant, w lien uoe m" ruii re,- ,
son" begin? A
Papa The silly season, my dear, began ,
with the fall of man. Chicago Tribune.
"Have vou any Idea," asked the confiden
tial friend, "what the campaign Is going
to cost you?"
"Yes." sold the candidate. "I have an
Idea It's going to cost me my reputation
for veracity with most of the fellows to
whom I have promised good Jobs." Chi
"They're going to name the baby 'Mary'
after her material grandmother."
"Gracious! that's terrible!"
"Certalnlv. The poor child will be
'Mamed' for life." Philadelphia Tress.
Wife There's one thing about It, John,
you don't have Jo pay coal bills here at
the seashore." ,
Husband No, but T noticed when I paid
our last week's board bill that these waves
come Just as high!" Detroit Free Press.
"Come, come!" the country candidate's
friends assured him, "you're elected be
yond a doubt."
"That so," replied the candidate.
"Well, what are you looking so blue
"I was Just thlnkln' no pow'er on earth
will prevent the village band from com
ing up here to serenade, me. Philadelphia
BEAITY AND THE BEAST.
A dandelion's yellow bloom
Was shining In Its lowly place
Upon a plant that had scant room
To grow and lift a sunny face.
Nearby a blinking toad was squat.
Half hidden In a plantain's shade,
As If 'twere fastened to the spot.
And long It looked, and looked., and stayed.
And so the prettv flower thought
Tho toad was filled with admiration.
"He sees my beauty, does he not?"
Thus ran Its simple cogitation.
A bug came on the blossom's brim.
Attracted hv the disk of gold,
And now the toad displayed its vim
In action toadly, quick and bold.
The bug was taken to Increase
The small waist measure of the toad.
So quickly did the action cease
More bugs soon traveled that same road.
The flower learned a lesson soon,
Before the clocK rwiis strucK ror noon
The bloom was closed up snug and tight.
Now here's a moral you may see,
From toads and hugs and beauty drawn.
Though such associations be
Not pleasant ones to look upon
How strange that streak In human nature
That lost fair Eve her paradise!
the listened to a horrid creature
And took the devlish snake's advice.
And beauty often needs defense.
And oft goes daft on admiration.
When vanity crowds out good sense
'TIs ready for so mo bad relation.
Omaha. B. F. COCHRAN.
kept a man
with Indigestion, heart trouble and ft
hacking cough (lots more like him). This
man finally found It was coffee caused
the trouble. He quit and took
In place of the old fashioned. Th
rhnnce In health came quickly. lie con
cludes In his letter: "I enjoy Postum as t
much as I ever liked coffee, and what's ,
uiore, my health Is now
This man's name aud address tflven
by rostum Cereal Co., Itd., Battle
'There's a Reason."
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