Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 12, 1905, Page 4, Image 4
THE OMATTA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 12. 1903, TitE Omaha Daily Bee. K. RGSEtVATER, EDITOR. FL'BLIBHED EVERT MORNIN1. TERMS OP BUNSCRIPTION. Pally Be (althout Sunday I, one year.. .14 W J'sily Bee n4 Buhflay, one year 6 n Illustrated Bee. on year 5 Fundsy B. on year 2 5 Psttirrisy IW-e, n yesr 1 -W "iirentleth Century Frmr, on year.... l.W DELIVERED BY CARRIER. rlly pee (without ftunrtavi, per copy.... In Iily Bee (without Huntley). ir wk...l I tally Be (including Btinrfsy), pr week..l7o Kvenlng Be (without 8unisy, per week Jo Evening Be (Including Sunday), per week 12c Sunday Bee, pfr copv to Complaint of Irregularities In delivery should he addressed to City Circulation De partment. OFFICES. Omaha The Ep Building. Houth Omaha City Hall building. Twentjr flfth and M streets. Council Bluff 10 Pearl street Chlcago-1B40 Inlty building. New tork Vti Horns Llf Insurance building. Washington 601 Fourteenth street. CORRESPONDENCE. 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SO.RftA 17 8,180 IS 20.ROO 1 Xe.BSO 20 ao.Two 21 jto.eso 23 Xft.OOO 2J 8O,40 u ai.aoo 25 80,300 28 HU.TSIO 27 ,T30 2 XO.T50 t SO.TBO to a,7oo .004,000 . 0,044 Net total saUa WM.lOO Dally avrag ao,oa C. C R08EWATER, Secretary. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to befoie ma th's 7U day of July, 1905. (Seal) M. B. HUNQATE. Notary Public. WHEN OUT OP TOW. Sabserlber leaTlaa; th city tem porarily nhoald hm-m The Bee mailed to taeaa. It la better than dally letter from home. Ad dress will he changed as often mi reqaested. The boating season In and around Omaha has reached its climax. The reigning King Ak-Sar-Ben is al ways the greatest of the dynnsty. Those clocks that go at the rate of $1,000 a tick ought to be in great de mand. It Is to be noted that Bristol's report on the Panama railroad contained no names. Kentucky lnaiaU on maintaining its right to the name of "dark and bloody ground. ' Lord Roberts says the British army is not fit for war. This should make Rus sia feel better, if misery still loves com pany. . Traffic on the inter urban between Omaha and Homer, Omaha and Beatrice and Omaha and Hastings is still In sus pense. Not to be out of fashion, the State Board of Health is in a deadlock. Won't some sympathetic doctor prescribe for the ailment? "Tom" Lawson Is getting about as much pleasure out of "frenzied oratory" as be did out of "Frenzied Finance" until be started to write. . That national school for botel cooks may be all right, but it will never bo fully appreciated until it has graduates in every household kitchen. Whether the so-called "elevator trust" suits bring relief to the farmers, they are sure to bring a measure of relief to the lawyers who have gotten next. Russian revolutionists are demonstrat ing that they can kill officers easier than they can operate warships another evi dence that practice makes perfect Prof. Mills would have the public un derstand that higher education works no physical hardship upon women who are physically able to stand the strain. . The only advantage South Omaha ros senses over Omaha is that it can rrder fire hydrants "to beat the band" with out the risk of colliding with an injunc tion. Wool thieves are said to be operating la Wyoming. If the "rustlers" Lara turned their attention to the sheepmen the cowboys will probably lose Interest In the fight. Who says Omaha is not a most salu brious summer resort? While the peo ple are boiling In New England and round Oyster Bay, Omaha is enjoying May weather in July. King Edward has settled the Astor family dispute while President Roose velt was arranging for peace between Russia and Japan, and who can say which mediator bad the hardest Job? If the good people of Omaha ex perience any atmospheric disturbances about this time, they may rest assured in the explanation that Tom Lawson of Boston la at large at no great dis tance. The sultan of Morocco la to be per mitted to outline the objects of the pro posed conference of the powers on the subject of bis country, but the powers will reserve the right to fill la the out line to suit themselves. FEDERAL SlTERTISTuf AND rCBLTCITT The wide spread distrust and misap prehension among policy holders of American life insurance companies by reason of the recent disclosures of spec ulation and peculation In the Equitable of New York emphasizes the imperative necessity of efflcleut government super vision of insurance companies, both state aud national. More people are vitally interested in the safe and honest management of life and Are insurance companies than of any other institutions, not excepting the na tional, state and savings banks. More than 10,000,000 policy holders are con tributing more than $400,000,000 an nually toward the fund that is held In trust for their families by the life in surance companies. More than 12,000,000 home owners are contributing constantly toward the fund held in trust by fire in surance companies to protect them and their families from loss by fire. To surround these institutions by all the safeguards that can be devised Is the undoubted function of government. While all the states that have granted charters to insurance companies exercise more or less supervision over them, pub lic sentiment Is rapidly crystallizing in favor of national regulation and super vision. In the language of Walter Well- man: It I not alone In Equitable that the "In side crowd" have run things to suit them selves, took their rakeoff and perpetrated their reign through the proxy system. It Is not alone In Equitable that men have sat as director upstairs and voted to de posit company funds In this or that trust company and then gone downstairs and sat as director In the trust company and voted to lend the money which came from up stairs to outside corporations or specu lators in which they are shareholders. Mr. Wellman might have added truth fully that it Is not alone in Equitable that directors have made millions out of purchase and sales of bonds and other securities. These impositions of insurance trus tees upon policy holders could not have been perpetrated had there been pub licity exacted by law In all Investments of life Insurance funds. Even volun tary publicity would go far toward pre venting further Insurance scandals and restoring popular confidence In insur ance management Reorganization alone will not do it. What every life and fire insurance company should be required to do Is to take the public into its confi dence on broad lines. 1. Each company should be required at least twice a year to publish in news papers of general circulation statements covering every Item of their assets and liabilities. 2. Every insurance company contem plating investing insurance funds should be required before making the invest ment to Invite proposals a reasonable time prior to their purchase for securi ties that would be acceptable to Its man agers and after making the award to publish to whom it was made and at what rate the securities were purchased. The same course should be pursued in the, sale of securities and an equal measure of publicity should be given to investments In real estate and loans npon real estate so that policy holders and the public generally should be con stantly kept Informed concerning the financial transactions and financial con dition of each company. When such publicity is supplemented by governmental regulations similar to those now in force in Germany and other European countries with regard to Investments of insurance funds and periodic inspections of the books and securities of each insurance company by experts are enforced the American peo ple will feel secure In Investing their savings and earnings with insurance companies and not until then. GOVERNMENT CROP REPORTS. It Is manifestly important that the crop reports of the government should be as nearly accurate as possible. For several years these reports have been subjected to more or less criticism and their trustworthiness questioned. A n.ovement has bten started by New York grain and cotton brokers and other busi ness men interested, the purpose of which is to create sentiment throughout the country favorable fo the discontinuance of all crop reports by the government. It is stated that the strongest opponents of the present system are In the ranks of the cotton men, who assert that at best the government reports are only esti mates and that they are of no real ben efit to the farmers of the country. One of the persons engaged in organizing the movement looking to the discontinuance of government crop reports expressed the opinion that the cost of these reports is out of all proportion to any possible ben efits which they confer upon the public. He declared that these reports of the condition of the growing crops and of their yield at the close of the season are frequently so very erroneous as to bo greatly misleading. When the reports re very different from the consensus of the best public opinion they cause wild fluctuations in prices not because Intel ligent people believe them, but on ac count of the influences which they think they may exert on other people and In other markets. Unquestionably there Is some Justifica tion for this view and it may be strengthened by the disclosures as to the leakage of cotton crop information. which has quite naturally directed atten tion to the whole matter of crop report' ing by the government One Washing ton dispatch aay that these disclosures complete the destruction of public confi dence in the government's crop reports, that in the opinion of many persons the Department of Agriculture might Just as well "shut up shop," aud that the elabo rate plan of the secretary to safeguard information in future will do little to ward restoring confidence. While the tendency of the cotton statistics scandal will certainly be to discredit the bureau Involved In the opinion of great many. it is doubtful if the movement for dls continuance of crop reports will meet with general approval. These reports re not wholly valueless and the means to be adopted by the secretary of agricul ture to safeguard them in future should do much toward restoring confidence in this branch of the department's work. That It is by no means an easy matter to obtain accurate crop statistics Is well understood, but we lielieve it can Ih con fidently asserted that the efforts of the department in this direction have for the most part been wisely directed and that there should not be sweeping condemna tion because of occasional errors In the statistics, absolute accuracy being hardly possible. As to the leakage of cotton crop sta tistics, of course the matter should be most thoroughly investigated and doubt less this will be done. We give no cre dence to reports that Secretary Wilson is disposed to adopt a course of conceal ment lest other officials than the dis missed assistant statistician should be implicated. Even if the secretary of ag riculture were disposed to let Investiga tion stop it Is not likely that the presi dent would be satisfied to have this done. The bureau of statistics must be thor oughly investigated and we do not doubt will be. AX IMPORTANT CONQUEST. The Japanese have undoubtedly got a firm bold upon the island of Sakhalin and will retain it They are reported to have landed a large force there, which has met with no resistance, and there is not the slightest probability that Russia will make any effort to regain control of the island. It is an important conquest for Japan, not only from a military point of view, but as well for Its valuable re sources. A Russian newspaper said of Sakhalin that it is another Alaska and estimated the value of its resources at thousands of millions of dollars. Allow ing for some exaggeration it is still cer tain that in taking the island Japan has made one of the most important moves of the war, the effect of which upon peace negotiations will be very great Geographically the island is one of the Japanese group and. Japan regarded the southern part of it as hers until 1875, when it was acquired by Russia in an exchange that was really forced upon Japan against her will. It is described as a rather inhospitable region, the weather there even in summer being se verely cold, but the island is said to be perhaps the finest fishing ground in the world and also exceedingly rich In coal, while gold and other metals are believed to exist there. Only a small portion of the country is suited for agriculture, though the interior is filled with forest covered mountains. Nothing has been done by Russia for the development of the island, the population of which is only about 20,000. . The enterprising Jap anese will doubtless make the best use of its resources and Improve its advan tages for military purposes. AX INADEQUATE PENALTY. Referring to the dismissal of Holmes, assistant statistician of the Department of Agriculture, and the exposure of cer tain brokers with whom he worked in collusion, an eastern paper remarks that exposure and disgrace, after the game has been played with profit, are an in adequate penalty. There will be very general concurrence in this view. It is stated that Holmes made a fortune of at least half a million dollars by selling ad vance information on cotton and other, crop statistics to brokers and speculat ors, while the men who paid for the in formation made millions. So flagrant a conspiracy as this de serves severe punishment and if it shall be decided by the legal department of the government that there is no law to which Holmes and his fellow conspira tors are amenable it will be the duty of congress to enact a law which will apply to such a case. Not only would it be en tirely Just to deprive Holmes of bis ill- gotten wealth, but he ought also to serve a term In prison, so thut his disgrace would be made complete. As the New York Tribune says, offenses of this sort deserve the severest punishment "The spirit which prompts such breaches of trust either In public or In private life cannot be compromised with. It is the most destructive force against which our present political and social order has to war, and we should make an example of each and every offender who turns a trust to private gain." It will indeed be unfortunate if Holmes connot be ade quately punished for bis flagrant offense. The Water board has now been in ex istence two years and the nearest we have got to rate reduction and the acquisition of the water works Is that the affidavits of the Water board and the affidavits of the water company have been spread at large on the rec ords of the federal court. In the mean time the lawyers on both sides are milk ing the cow, while the poor taxpayer Is tugging away at the tall end and the horns. When the state assessment board was in session the railroad tax agents in sisted that the railroad taxes in Ne braska were excessive in comparison with railroad taxes in Iowa. When the railroad assessment board is in session in Iowa some of the same tax agents are making frantic' efforts to get a re duction because assessments in Iowa are much higher than they are in Ne braska. The people of Ashland need not har bor any ill will toward Omaha because of ex-Postmaster Crowe's frenzied ef fort to make a stake, or even a beef steak out of bis franchise for a moon shine electric railroad across the Win nebago reservation. The prosecution- of the automobile scorcher is contrary to the bill of rights. All men have an inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happi ness, even when they risk their necks In the pursuit. A Chicago broker complains that the government wheat statistics cannot be relied upon, but a careful perusal of bis 4 statement would show that it is unre liable chiefly because It does not bear out his predictions. The case Is not un usual and Secretary Wilson will prob ably wind np the cotton affair before taking cognizance of the Chicago complaint. And now we are told that Mayor Brown was the spontaneous and unani mous choice of the democracy of the First district as 'its candidate for con gress. What of Will Maupln? Was not he Induced to present himself spontan eously also, and was be not Just as capa ble and deserving as the only spontan eous Brown. People working for an improvement in teaching the "three R'e" in the public schools might succeed better If they could show how the teachers could thereby increase their salaries or lessen their labor. South Omaha will have a city tax rate of only 8 mills for the coming year. But this Is exclusive of the school levy. And then, too. South Omaha has no Water board drawing salaries for doing nothing. The story that C. M. Schwab Is to con struct a number of modern wharves for Russia would Indicate that the czar does not Intend to go out of business as a naval power despite recent disappoint ments. v Stretch to the Limit. Baltimore American. The youth who has been enabled to enter the Naval academy by the assistance of a mechanical stretching machine has Intro duced a new feature Into prospective war. It may happen that In future the greatest naval victory may be due to the greatest stretching machine. A Familiar Story. Springfield Republican. "Loaning too largely to one borrower" such is the explanation of the large Kansas bank failure. It If quite a familiar story. The national bank law has undertaken to prevent insolvencies from this cause. There Is some reason for believing the law has been violated in this case. , Troth Without Trlmmlnars. Brooklyn Eagle. It will take oma of the Kansans who listened to Jerome a long time to forget some of the things he said. For Instance: "Despicable a man as Is John D. Rocke feller, you have , only to look at your own country crossroads to find men In a smaller way doing exactly as he has done. This Is business and business Is war. This is commerce, this Is competition, it Is war and strife. I do not say that this Is moral; It is Immoral. But don't tell me that If the men at the crossroads had more power they would not use It to their own advantage, cr that they would use It any more gently than Rockefeller uses it." Powder Trast Gets Busy. Philadelphia Press. The cartridge companies have Just put the price up on the army a full half over a fair profit. The ordnance department finds itself paying IC .50 for what 'should cost about $30 on uniform bids by all the com panies. The powder companies, including the DuPont, entered a trust a little over a year ago, destroyed competition and are selling the navy cordite for the navy's big guns at a profit out of proportion to the risk and cost of manufacture. Each branch of the service la plundered; but while those who sell to the government combine nothing can Induce army and navy officers to act together In securing lower prices. A Day of Heat. Leslie s Weekly. It has taken two alleged "soulless" cor porations, and railroad corporations at that, to set shining examples before the country recently of Insistence on high moral stand ards in business, regardless of the 4Ucalivn of profit. On of these was the Wabash road, which has excluded liquor selling from Its eating houses, and the other, and still more recent Instance, is that of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul system, which has decided that Sunday shall be made a day of rest for all Its employes, so far as that Is possible without Interfering with the absolute necessities of traffic. Sunday excursion trains have been discon tinued and freight crewa have been In structed to reach headquarters, so far as possible, on Saturday night, so that they may have Sunday for rest. One practical result of the action of both these companies will be to lessen the liability to accidents on their lines- result that will be appre ciated by their patrons, no matter what their Individual views on the subject of liquor selling .and Sunday desecration may be. PARKER OJI BRYAS'S SPECIALTY. Latest Poblle I tteraace of th Worst Defeated. Washington Post The prominent and unquestionably in fluential part borne by Mr. Bryan In th presidential campaign of 1904, his strenu ous effort prior to the assembling of th national convention to prevent the nom ination of Judg Parker, or, falling In that, to insure his defeat by th electors; hi great and successful labors as a mem ber of the convention to give th candi date and party a fatal handicap all this eems to afford a strong asauranc that the twlc defeated will be profoundly inter ested In the latest public utterances of the once and worst defeated candidate. There wer everal point In Judge Par ker's Fourth of July address to Tammany that were as squarely opposed to Bryanlsm as the gold standard Is to 16 to 1, but In the following paragraph the hit at Bryan is so palpable, so obviously and refresh ingly pat that the reader will scarcely be able to repress a suspicion that It was, with deliberate Intent, constructed for and accurately aimed at the proposition which, from present Indications, Mr. Bryan In tends to "paramount" In the platform that be Is preparing for 1908: "Because greed, left to run riot, has pro duced some bad conditions In cities and In great corporations, w ar advised to run headlong Into municipal or government ownership and operation. This policy Is advocated In spit of th fact that. In other countries and In surroundings far mors favorable for these experiments than our own, they hav uniformly Interfered with development and curbed Initiative. In other words, th only alternative thu pre sented for th curbing of greed 1 that of rushing wildly Into all th perils of over government." That comes much nearer being a com munication to Mr. Bryan than anything else that has emanated from Judge Parker since, at the close of the Nebraska states man's stumping tour In Indiana, the Judge wired him a graceful and grateful acknowl edgment of his eminent services. As to the real value of those services. It is logically, eloquently, and convincingly set forth lu the official returns of the voting In In diana, which shows that the dlsrlples of Mr. Bryan concluded that loyalty to him and his ambition required them either to ty away from the polls or vole for P-ooMvtlL ARMY GOSSIP I WASIIISGTO. Matter of Interest Gleaned from the Army and r Realster. Colonel R H. Crotdff, Judge advocat", and member of the general staff of the army, has been appointed chief of the first division of the general staff, a post tlon he occupied before he went to Man churia a the senior military attache rep resenting this government with the Japa nese army in the field. An order has been Issued from the office of chief of staff an nounclng the composition of the chief of staff and the special committees thereof. Attached to the office of the chief of staff will be Captain Ilutcheson and Captain Mlchle. the latter the secretary of th general taff, succeeding Lieutenant Colo nel Alvord. In th first division will be Colonel Crowder, Lieutenant Colonel Kerr and Miller, Majors Mallory and Ker- nan and Captains MrRae, Q. W. Read Ninth cavalry, recently assigned to the general Staff, and March. With the seo end division will be Major Beach and Cap tains Hale, Mulr. Menoher, Rhodes and Nolan, the present composition of the military information division. With the third division will be IJeitenant Colonel Wotherspoon, Majors Goethals, Mann, Ma comb, Harrison, Reber and Oalllard and Captains Lynch, Dlckman, Thompson (who Is now the disbursing officer on duty with the Taft party en route to the Philippines, Wright, Ramsey and Cloman. On the spe cial committees Major General J. C. Bates, Major Mann, Major Mallory, Major Ker nan. Captain Hale and Captain Ramsey will look After Infantry affairs; Lieutenant Colonel Kerr, Major Beach, Captain Pick man, 'Captain Hutcheson, Captain Mlchle and Captain Rhodes will have to do with cavalry affairs, while the artillery sub jects will be referred to the chief of ar tillery. Major Macomb, Major Harrison, Captain Weaver and Captain March. An Important work which has been un dertaken by the general staff of the army Is that of preparing a manual of the saber and a manual of the bay onet. This Is rendered necessnry by the adoption, on the advice of the general staff, of a practical saber and a bayonet of similar merit. Hitherto the manuals relating to the saber and bayonet have been very exacting and required a large amount of practice, which no one could hope to undertake without the aid of a fencing master. There wa too much of th fancy work In the manipulation of both Instruments, and It has now been decided that In the revised manuals there shall be nothing that Is not "practical and at the same time of the most simple char acter. It Is realized by the experts that the saber and bayonet are Instruments of utility which will have a very practical value on the field of battle. It has been decided, therefore, that the provisions of the new manuals shall be limited to work which will be acquired by a reasonable amount of soldierly skill under officers of practical ability In the use of the wea pon. This is an Important step, and It Is in the line of the policy which the gen eral staff has very properly committed It self to by the adoption of a saber and bayonet of use. The new manuals will be unhampered by technical rule which do not In any sense improve the efficiency of the weapons. The annual reports of the inspector general of the army will touch with some particularity on the subject of desertions In the army. There Is a reviving Interest In the subject, not because there Is any in crease wrth mentioning in the percentage of desertions, to much as the possibility, which now exists, that the department 1 on the right track of keeping these Illegal separations from the service In check There is no problem which Is so vexatious in every way as this one of desertions, and It is all the more exasperating because it ha engaged the attention of many alert and penetrative and ingenious minds for many year without much result one way or another. The numerous propositions to help the situation have proved of little or no avail. Men have gone on deserting In sub lime indl.ference to the many advantages which have been given them to leave the service in a lawful manner and with equal contempt for the provision for entertain ment made by an Indulgent government. Not even the restoration of the post can teen effected the change for the better and mat Is saying a good deal. It la believed that, under the system of recruiting at the general depots, there will be an Im provement In the situation and If such proves to be the result after a thorough trial of the plan, it is destined to be even more faithfully applied by the establish ment of a depot or two on the Pacific coast.- Lieutenant General Chaffee takes a special and personal Interest in the matter and has given instructions, which have been carried out by Inspector General Bur ton In his regular Inspection of th de pots, for the guidance of the commissioned officers and ct the members of th non commissioned force stationed at the de pot. General Chaffee require that a cer tain amount of kindness of tone, without any Indication of softness or lack of disci pline, shall be employed whenever possible. It remains to be seen whether this fine graduation of bearing can be effected by all of the people in authority. But General Chaffee believes it can be done to the end that the recruit may not become tired of the service before they hav really become accustomed to Its rule and regu lations and know fully Its benefits. It Is believed that much can be accomplished as a means of stopping desertion by taking Initial steps In th early days of a man's enlistment. The War department will take occasion on the first opportunity after th conven ing of congress to suggest that provision be made for giving officers and men of th regular establishment one month's pay In advance prior to their departure for the Philippines, on the occasions when they are under orders to the Islands. Ther has been nothing In the way of a decision which will give more Individual embarrass ment than this ruling of the comptroller that the law under which army paymaster hav been giving a month' pay to soldiers and officers when they went through San Francisco, In advance of the date when It was due, did not apply to the regular but only to volunteers, of which there Is, of course, none In th service now. Alto gether, the decision operates as a veritable hardship, ahirh will not b removed by the notice which has been sent out to those most directly interested. It will compel many people to get money where and how they can, because nearly every one about to go to the Islands is found without the ready funds to meet the de mands on account of the trip. Of course, there is no appeal, from the comptroller ruling. It must remain with all It blight ing effect, and th only remedy will be In getting congress to change the law and extend tho privileges of the old statute to those of the regular establishment. There Is Just as much reason to do the favor of advancement In one case as In the other, and there can be no political reason ad vanced for the discrimination. The ques tion of restoration of the privilege will be touched upon In the annual report of th paymaster general of the army and will probably be the subject of a special com munication to he military committees from the secretary of war. , A niatlBSTalshed Groap. Chicago Record-Herald. Taken all lu all, President Roosevelt's cabinet Is truly a cabinet of service, and one the nation my well b proud to ao-knowled-. You walk with her, you rock her, you give her sugar, you try al! kinds of things! But she coughs all through the long night, just the same ! No need spending another night this way. Just a dose or two of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral will soothe throat, quiet the cough, insure a good night's rest. Ask your doctor about the wisdom of your keeping this remedy in the house, ready for these night coughs of the children. Doctors have the formula. They know all about this medicine. Mad ky Hi. t. C. Ivor . lwU. Has. aim uiBOiran r ATTS'S Hint noos-Fw t ir. PERSONAL XOTF.S. After President Roosevelt has stopped the slaughter In Manchuria, he may find time to again take up the great American rail road wreck question and stop the slaughter there. Tho gentlemen on the shady Side of life are fully avenged. On the landing of Dr. Osier In England a London paper referred to him as "Prof. Osier, late of the Chi cago university." Tom Lawson puts out the bluff that he Is wllllag to be hanged if the Standard Oil company disproves any of his statements. Surely the Standard would not Imperil Tommy' wind while It shares In the wool he bring to market. There was a time when Senator Elklns of West Virginia was a hustling young freight agent In New Mexico. His office was a boxcar and his principal troubles were In making his receipts of freight tally with his bills of lading. There must be big profits In the food business, and yet the wholesale adultera tion Is shown by the fact that the New Tork Health department, during a recent week confiscated 1,091.291 pounds of more or less poisoned foodstuffs. President Loubet has finished his sixth year In the French presidency and declares he will not eek re-election. He prefer to pass hi time In agricultural pursuits at Drome or in retirement In Paris, where hi son, Paul, Is already looking for an apart ment for him. The presidential election takes place next January. Charlie Barr, captain of oup defenders on this aide of the Atlantlo for years and winner of the international race across the Atlantlo with the Atlantlo, has Juat re turned to Yankeedom. He I 13,000 richer than when he started on the record-breaking race from Sandy Hook. In rewarding a poor girl of the Black mountains of , yorth Carolina for her bravery and presence of mind In saving heavy train from terrible disaster, the Southern railway has chosen a college edu cation and other benefits of good living as an expression of gratitude. Some cor porations hav a head and an intellect. "Big Tim" Sullivan, the New York con gressman, sailed for Europe th other day and his popularity was shown by the fact that 600 of his followers assembled at the dock to see him off. When he reached his stateroom he found It half filled with flower. He ordered that the entire lot be taken ashore and distributed among the hospitals. Mr. Sullivan was In rather a bad humor because of a report that he was to travel with a valet. "They call me 'Big Tim,' " he growled. "Don't they think I'm big enough to dress myself?" It was Tim who said on occasion that "a common congressman don't cut no more lc In Washington than a cigar sign." EVILS OF IMMIGRATION. Restrleted Naturalisation Oao of the Proposed Remedies. Leslie's Weekly. No system, however effectively adminis tered, can perfectly sift and separate at the gateway of th country all of the de fective from the good. Therefore, the examination and Inspection should con tinue beyond the Immigration station. The laws should be amended so as to empower the Immigration authorities to compulsorlly deport any alien Immigrant to th port from whence he cam whenever he be come a public charge, and, in th discre tions of the courts, before or after serving sentence, when he becomes a criminal, this period of probation to continue until he becomes a full-fledged citizen of the United State. Existing laws now authop- se such deportation, but limit the tim of its exercise to on or two years after arrival. Nearly all European countries exercise this tight, and there I no moral or treaty obligation which will prevent us from doing the Sams. Th absurdity of bestowing citizenship Conviction Follows Trial When bnvinp Ioom coffee or anything your grocer happens to hav in his bin, how do you know what you are getting ? Soma queer stories about coffee that is sold in bulk, could be told, if the people who handle it (grocers), cared to speak out Could any amount of mere talk hare persuaded millions of housekeepers to use Lion Coffee, the leader of all package coffees for over quarter of a century, if they had not found it superior to all other brands in Purity Strength, Flavor and Uniformity ? This pepvlar iti mi HON COFFEE sea k mmm mmly tm laJkercal sisrlt Tsrr la mm atreo gr prami of Merit thsaa cn Uan1 mm lacrcaalaaj npvlaxiry. If the verdict ol BULLIONS OF HOUSEKEEPERS does not convince yon of the merlta ol LION COFFEE, tt coats yon bat trine to buy n package. It la tho easiest way to convince yourself, and to make yon PERMANENT PURCHASES. LION COrrei la sold ealy la 1 lb. m14 petktgas, aad ratchet yoa a fan o4 da M whmu U lad ou tm. try. Lfuo-hasd oa vry park. & ttun Lloa-aesdt fur vtloabki pramhuM SOLD BY GROCERS UXrVTTSSWTWVTiX? WOODSON BPICE CO.. Toledo. , the AYVB'S pnx-er mssttMrlei. ATXK'8 AOBS CBU-fet nalana sj if Indiscriminately after five years' residence is now painfully evident, for It Is only In exceptional Instances that Judges scemlnply appreciate the responsibility of maku'C citizens. Every immigrant, on landing, should be furnished with a descriptive statement corresponding to the registry on tries of the Inspection clerks, which shmild be required a necessary documentary vi dence in the naturalisation prorec.liim. This statement could be recorded In the office of the clerk of the district cmrt In which the Immigrant takes up his resi dence, and the original records at the im migration station could be drawn upon fnr verification should loss of document or other cause make this necessary. Thin process would Involve additional clerinU machinery and cause some trouble, but the end In view, the guarding of the -If st itryn- vital and essential feature of our clt hip the purification of naturalization nrl the ballot-box Is worth the expense and Jabor Involved. W1IITTLED TO A POIT. "The trouble In that we eat too fust," said the man who w-orrles about health "That' right," observed the man who worries about money. "Some of us cnt so fast that our Income can't keep up with our grocery bills." Washington Star. "He's got a good deal on his hands." "I thought he devoted all of his time to hts automobile." "So he does, and you ought to see his hands since he's been taking care of It." Cleveland Transcript. "Did he really tell you you ought to get $50 out of that horse?" "Well. I suppose that's what he meant; he's rather slangy, you know." "Why, what did he say?" "He said I ought to be able to get fifty bone out of It." Philadelphia Press. "The wasp Is a disputatious creature, to be ure," observed the professor, "but It always carries Its point." Chicago Tribune, Friend Wa that African : potentate you met very severe upon the criminal In his junsnicuonr Explorer Oh, yes; sometime he would cut oft a hand, sometimes a head and In particularly aggravated caae he would make them wear the clothe the missionary societies send them. Brooklyn Life. "I've been here almost a week, and you haven't called upon me," she chlded, as they met on the avenue. "Don't you realize mat time niesr "I hadn't noticed it lately," he replied; "I've spent all of this week In a dentist chair." Detroit Free Press. What Meredith Might Hove Said. He may live without book what is knowledge but grieving? He may, live without hope what Is hope but deceiving? He may live without love that Is passion disguising; But man cannot live without some adver tising. We may live without poetry, music and art; 1 We may live without conscience, and llvo without heart: We may live without friends; we may livo " without fads. But civilized man cannot live without ad. Solomon Such. TI C K ERE D. St. Louis Republic. Derned If I ain't good an' tired. Shoe all full o' sand. Neck Is redder 'n a beet. Neck an' wrist all tanned. Never walked so dad blamed much Since Mandy was a kid. If you don't think I'm daffy Jes' listen what I did. Had a whole day off to loaf. Not a lick to do. An' I felt o kind o frisky-Ilk I went crazy through an' through. Sneaked out good an' early While the dew wus on the grass, A-thlnkln', "Dern my button. i m going to aeicn some oas An Ilk a not some rrapple. An' silver uerch an' such: too, What I leave In that pesky slough Won't b so crackln' much." Well, here I am, back agin. Red as Simpson' barn. An' I kin tell you how I feel With Jes" one word that's "Darn." What did I catch? Well, say. You're a nosey guy. you are; If you look In the kitchen there you'll And A catfish an' a gar. Ohla Cr- 1MoWIIWJi(j. r. t- . ' .. ir?. 1 tatitA0mmmmmiMmmtmdmkmtAmmmmBtmmtmmmm'M at IP .-""' -rt . Jf M T-r J. .