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WHEI OIT OF TOWN.
abacrlbere leaving- the city tem
porarily ahoRld have The Be
mailed to them. It la better thaa
dally Setter from bom. Ad
dress will lie) changed as oftea as
The Water board cane still bungs Are
in the federal court. Turn ou the hone
and. "let 'er go, Uallagher!"
Omaha la fctting- to be a great art
center. It will listen only to uiuulu eou
duted by Italian baud masters.
The Graud Army of the Kenubllc la
now cotuuiauded by a Klug another
evidence that we are drifting toward
If Councilman .lamina's program la
carried out, Omaha will have to estab
lish a niunlclpul pig sticking plant to
dispose of the end seat hog.
Comptroller Jordan of the Equitable
aeema to have found himself "sitting on
the lid" so loug that he could not get oil
before the explosion took plnoe.
With the heat driving u negro Insane
at New Haven, members of that race
may take more kindly to. Booker Wash
ington's advice to stay In the south.
Now that the I'ortluud exposition has
perfected rules and regulations for
awarding prizes the exhibitors may pro
ceed to prepare explanations why the
other fellow got them.
The ease with which "Charley" Barr
defeated foreign skippers made him too
confident, so it is but fitting that the
first time he contested with another Yan
kee he should be beaten.
South Omaha has made a coutract for
plans for its proposed fire department
Leudquarters. , Contracts for plans and
specifications for n bigger fire depart
ment will be next in order.
According to the latest report of the
state statistician Nebraska has exported
$1(1,050 worth of cigars in the past year.
How mnuy cigars have been Imported
Into Nebraska is not disclosed.
Police took the uaniea of the persons
who arc attending the congress of aemst-
vog nt Moscow. They must fear that
the list may be the genesis of Russia's
society of the Sons of the Revolution.
The new comptroller of the Equitable
Life Is said to have been the choice of
former President Cleveland, which roes
to show that Orover never loses an op
portunity to boost a jwrsonnl friend.
China says it is not angry at the
United States government, but at the
California labor unions. A boycott
against a labor union will bo something
oaiwual, but not entirely unprecedented.
The procurator of the holy synod of
Bosnia 1 said to have been cool and col
lected when the bomb exploded. Under
these circumstances Russian officials are
1 fcuerally collected by the police department.
The prospectus of the Ouiuhu and Ne
braska Central Electric Trolley railroad
ts very attractive, but before the project
can materialize the promoters will have
to find capitalists who are willing to ad
vance the money.
Russia bus accepted an invitation to
attend a conference regarding the in
ternal affairs of Morocco. The czar
anubt waut to discover Just bow such
conferences are conducted lefore tack
ling his own internal problem.
The reason of (Jeueral Powell Clay
toa'a return from Mexico U now ap
parent Residents of Arkansas are ask
ing the Interstate Commerce commis
sion to reduce yates on his Arkansas rail
road from 6f to 3 veuu lit
snryniso the xatioxs.
Undoubtedly much that has recently
eniHiinted from the Russian capital Is
Intended to sound the nations as to the
position tliey might take In the event
that Jnpan should make demands re
garded by Russia as excessive. This
seems to be very plainly the purpose of
the statement recently made by M.
Witte, while It Is also apparent In the
utterance of some of the newspapers,
very likely of official lnsplrntlon. It has
nowhere leen assumed that Russia is
disposed to make peace at any price, so
that the declaration of her chief envoy
In regard to. this was quite unnecessary.
Not even at Toklo, It Is safe to say, Is
there any idea that Russia will submit
to excessive demands and therefore It
Is not at all probable that Japan will be
But there is an apparent desire at St.
Petersburg to create In the western na
tions a feeling that Japnn may require
conditions to peace which would be in
imical to the Interests of those nation
In Asia and in this way bring to bear
upon the oriental power, In advance of
peace negotiations, a pressure favorable
to Russia. As yet there has been no
Intimation, except In expressions of the
Herman press, that any power is appre
hensive of danger to Its Asiatic Inter
ests from Japan. The "yellow , peril"'
phantom has been troubling the (Jerman
vision for some time and there are other
Europeans atTected by it, but It is not
afhrmlng the western world as a whole,
while in this country it lsvery generally
regarded as utterly fcrotmdless. it is
true tbatthe cry of "Asia for the Asi
atics" was started In Japan, but there
are demagogues in that country as else
where and it is not in evidence that this
cry Is approved by any considerable
portion of the Japanese people. So far
as, the government is concerned there is
not the slightest reason to believe that
It contemplates any course or policy that
could prove inimical to the Interests of
western nations In Asia. It understands
fully what would be the effect of at
tempting this. Jnpnn would Inevitably
become Involved In a conflict which
could only bring her disaster. It Is to
discredit the Intelligence and sagacity
of Japanese statesmen to assume that
they do not understand this and they
have certainly shown themselves to be as
shrewd and far-sighted as the statesmen
of Europe. It is suggested that Japnn
mny hit Russia as hard as she likes, but
when she infringes the Interests of the
other powers she must look out. The
men who are administering the affairs
of Japan are not In need of admonition
of this kind.
Russia's effort to sound the nations
will not meet with any general response.
There will be no pressure brought to
bear upon Japan with a view to con
trolling her In the framing of peace con
ditions. She will be left entirely free to
make such demands as she. shall deem
to be Justified by the sacrifices she has
made. Nor will she, It Is safe to say,
be in the least Influenced by the Intended
warnings from the Russian capital. At
the proper time, and not until then, Ja
pan will make known what she thinks
she is Justly entitled to and what she re
gards a" necessary to.her future security.
Meanwhile it will be quite useless for
Russia to attempt to create public senti
ment unfavorable to Japan, whose whole
course up to this time has been fair, Just
and honorabte. -
A CHECK TO THE BOYCOTT.
Reports received from the Department
of State from the American consuls In
China state that the movement in that
country for the boycotting of our goods
has received1 a check and that no se
rious injury to American trade is likely,
except possibly in Canton and Shanghai,
where the merchant guilds are strongest
and most influential. It is not stated
what has brought about the check, but
doubtless the chief Influence is the po
sition taken by President Roosevelt In
directing a less harsh enforcement of
the exclusion law. Undoubtedly the
action of the president In this matter
was promptly made known to the Chi
nese merchants who were In the boycott
movement, as it wus to the Imperial gov
ernment, and seeing in it the promise of
fair treatemeut for the exempt classes
of China the agitation for the exclu
sion of American goods abated.
The Information to this effect ' from
our consuls Is gratifying, but it should
not be nssumed that the danger Is all
over. It will be an easy matter to re
vive the boycott movement and tills
would undoubtedly be done should the
Immigration authorities fall to strictly
obey the order of the president. Having
learned that the Chinese are fully aware
what their treaty rights are in the matter
and that they are evidently determined
to have these rights respected or retali
ate upon American merchants and man
ufacturers, we have ouly to fairly and
honestly carry out treaty obligations to
avoid further trouble and retain the
friendship of a people whose trade we
A SKILLED LABOR FAiilXK.
It has been many years since there
was a demand for skilled labor which
exceeded the supply. That, It appears.
Is at present the case. The New York
Comiiierclal remarks that while strikes
and the agitation of lulxir questions con
tinue to be u menace to industrial proa-
( peiity and progress iu this country, a
far more serious problem confronting
capitalists and employers today is the
purely economic one of au adequate sup
ply of skilled labor. It says that as a
general statement there is an actual fam
ine of skilled labor Just now in all lines
of production. Jt declare that a long
continuation of this condition of affairs
would inevitably result not ouly in a
positive deterioration In the quality of
American products, but also in a check
to our Industrial and manufacturing
growth and in a withdrawal of our cap
ital to more promising fields for invest
ment. It is ft fact, than which nothing could
more forcibly show the activity and
prosperous couditiun of our industries,
that the demand for all kinds of labor
Is in excess of the supply. It Is reported
that the cotton manufacturing Industry
in New England Is suffering from a lack
of operatives. At Fall River and other
points the scarcity of mill workers Is
said to lie greater than at any previous
time in twenty years. This is partly
explained by the circumstance that a
large number of mill operatives who
came from Canada have returned while
,the great prosperity of the cotton In
dustry In England has drawn thousands
of operatives from this country.
This Is a situation for which no im
mediate remedy can be provided, but it
suggests whether the time is not ap
proaching, if Indeed it is not already at
hand, when more attention most be
given to inTeasing the supply of skilled
labor, not by importing It but by provid
ing it here through a more liberal sys
tem of apprenticeship in skilled trades.
That is a matter which seems likely to
become of commanding importance In
the not remote future.
A COXVEXTIUX CITY-WHY XOTt
The announcement is made that Chi
cago intends to become again the con
vention city of America. To bring about
this result the Chicago Commercial as
sociation is organizing a "Bureau of
Conventions," which is to take im
mediate and direct charge of the promo
tion work to Jand big meetings for the
Lake city. The Chicago people have
discovered that thousands of conven
tions are held each year in which they
are represented by their delegates, but
that no active efforts have been put for
ward to press on them invitations to
meet there. One of the Chicago con
vention boosters is quoted as saying:
Hundreds of conventions can be secured
for this city every summer if the right
course is pursued. Chicago la supplied
with attractions such as other cities do
not possess. It Is the greatest railroad
center In the country. It has the best
hotel accommodations In the United States.
There Is no reason why It should not be
known as the Convention city.
Omaha Is not Chicago, nor can it for
the present put itself up as a competitor
of Chicago, but it has everything to
make it a convention city with scarcely
less attraction. Omnha has a handsome
new Auditorium to house big gatherings.
Its railroad facilities are unequaled for
convenient access, and Its hotel accom
modations, while not what we would
like, are still adequate to demands.
Omaha could take care of forty or fifty
conventions each year without any
trouble, and would do so if an organized
campaign were started to push Omaha's
claims with the great national associa
tions. If it is worth while for Chicago to go
after these conventions, it is surely
worth while for Omaha to go after its
shure of them.
THE COCXTY JUDGESHIP.
By far the most Important position to
be filled by the electors of Douglas
county next fall is the office of county
judge. The county court has Jurisdic
tion not merely in civil cases involving
amounts up to (2,000, but has exclusive
jurisdiction iu all matters of probate.
A prominent attorney who for years oc
cupied a position 6n the supreme bench
of Nebraska once said that were be sure
he had to die during the Incumbency of
a former probate Judge he would aban
don his citizenship In Nebraska and move
to some other state in order to protect
his family and safeguard his estate.
The lowest estimate of the number of
estates which have been administered
by the county court within the past four
years is not less than 2,500. How these
estates have been administered, how the
widows and orphans have fared,. ina
matter completely surrounded in mys
tery.' There Is practically no publicity
given to settlements made in the orphans'
court and the methods of advertising the
distribution and sale of the properties
and chattels that come under direct
supervision of the county court baa been
Instead of receiving the widest pub
licity, as the law would naturally con
template, they are scattered in reader-
less sheets, like the applications for di
vorces, that are planted where they will
be seen the least. Why the people who
are so much concerned over life insur
ance management exhibit such Indiffer
ence about the safeguarding of their
savings for. the benefit of their families
seems almost Incomprehensible.
Candidates of all parties who will
present themselves for the suffrage of
the citizens of Douglas county in No
vember next for the position of county
Judge should possess not merely the re
quisite qualification as practitioners at
the bar in good standing, but they should
above all things be men of known and
established reputations for integrity.
The county Judgeship la no place for
men without Judicial training, or men
who hope to make themselves comforta
bly rich in a few years through Judicial
uneoin mercnanis nave niea a pro
test with the State Board of Equaliza
tion against the assessment of Omaha
merchants and capitalists, and in sup
port of their remonstrance have filed a
comparative exhibit of assessment re
turns of merchandise on hand and
moneys on deposit, notes secured by
mortgage, fTioney loaned and Iiook ac
counts in Douglus and Lancaster coun
ties, and we feel sure that we violate
no confidence in admitting that the
showing Is not creditable to the mer
cantile conscience of either county. For
example, the aggregate amount of money
loaned in Douglas county is returned as
$8,287, while Lancaster county returned
17,123.60, And the aggregate amount
of money on hand and on deposit is re
turned for Douglas county $227,701 and
$219,011.20 In Lancaster county. It
would seem that the people' who return
money on band and money loaned on
mortgage notes for taxation In Lancas
ter are particular in awearlng to frac
tions of dollars, while Douglas county
moneyed men seem to have carelessly
brushed aside the fractional currency on
deposit or loaned or mortgage security
and done their annual swearing In" round
Lincoln men lis tits who are protesting
against the assessment returns made by
the county assessor for Douglas county
profess to be very much excited for fear
some of their competitors In Omaha may
have Imposed upon the tax assessor. The
flagrant undervaluation of the railroads
for taxation, however, seems to have
escaped the notice of the LIncolnltes en
tirely. Not one of them peeped when
the state board was in session fixing the
railroad assessment at figures flagrantly
disproportionate to real values.
One of the democratic prophets of
hindsight has discovered that it was
the "waiting vote" that gave the elec
tion in the First Nebraska district to
the republican candidate, or rather kept
the deraocr atle candidate from winning
out The waiting vote, however, should
not be confused with the waiters vote.
No great difficulty should be encoun
tered in filling the place made vacant by
the resignation of' Statistician Hyde
from the Agricultural department, when
so many graduates tt the school of sta
tistics, conducted by the lamented Prof.
"Coin' are still at large In the country.
While the bead statistician of the De
partment of Agriculture has summarily
resigned, we have confidential advices
that the head statistician of 'the 'Ne
braska labor bureau contemplates no
such a summary withdrawal from the
state pay roll.
The state bureau of labor statistics
has discovered that Nebraska has ex
ported during the last year among other
things 330,000 pounds of bones. Arid
still there Is no trouble to find dry bones
around In sufficient quantity to rattle.
Amends to Medicine Hat.
8t. Louis Globe-Democrat.
This Is a time when we might appreciate
a report of low temperature at Medlclna
Hat more than we did last winter.
Finish for ieome.
Admiral Dewey can see what may hap
pen to him . In the future when he wit
nesses the honors now being paid to Paul
Deere Stilt .Stands.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Judare Parker save their should be a
divorce between business and politics.
There Is. One was declared last year when
the syndicates which financed tne demo
cratic party were defeated with it.
Sample of Rood Finance.
St. Louts Republic.
If Mr. Ryan's stock la to be sold to the
policy holders without an advance, the
Equitable troubles will have produced the
finest specimen of good finance the age
has witnessed. And Ryan has never made
a speech about it. If there are any more
Virginia Irishmen of that breed they should
be transferred to Wall street.
Beauty Tfot Extravaa-ance.
' Boston Transcript.
The finding of a French court that It Is
not mere extravagance to spend money on
self-beautifleation, apropos a suit brought
by a beauty doctor; so-called, to recover
payment of a bill from one of his patrons,
mlgnt not be possible in the original in any
other country. But now that the decision
haa been handed down It is easy to aee how
It may be cited and quoted In legal squab
bles and in domestic disagreements In al
most every part of the world. Wards may
bring It to bear upon their guardians when
certain extravagances are charged and
husbands may speak of it to their rich
wives In inking- for an Increase of allow
ance. For women are not the sole patroils
of the Improvement specialist. Altogether i
then we should say that the complexion
specialists who have of late. In two or
three Instances, at least, been having
troubles with patrons who insisted on their
doing Impossible things, may consider that
their calling has, from France, received a
Fatllltlea of the Fourth.
We remember or have we forgotten that
before the Fourth of July the press of the
country teemed with exhortations for a
saner Fourth, and that there were efforts in
many cities toward prohibiting the use cf
the more dangerous sorts of explosives.
But taking the country over, the slowly
maturing statistics show that the recent
anniversary was more destructive of human
life than any other on record. The Chicago
health department in Its bulletin for July
15, says that up to July 6 of last year the
casualties of the Fourth, tabulated for the
whole country, were 2,431; to the same date
this year they were list, an Increase of 90
per cent. Vp to July 16 last year the deaths
from these accidents were 100; to the same
date this year they were ninety-two. The
decrease, the bulletin says, was due to the
greater preparation that was mad by medi
cal science and thfj better treatment. Every
day since the fifteenth, new deaths have
been reported from Fourth of July acci
dents, so that the total will soon. It Is ex
pected, pasa that of all other years. Is not
It nearly time that w should stop this
COMMON SESSE AND CANAL.
Chairman Shoata of the Commlssloa
Talks of lltlmat Saeceas.
Naw Tork World.
Chairman T. P. .Shonts of the Panama
commission has no political Illusions about
the Isthmian canal. To him. fortunately,
It Is a mere business enterprise.
Mistakes hav been made, he admits, In
the hasty preliminary work. They will be
corrected and avoided ao far as possible
In the future. First of all, he promises,
there will be no suppression of information.
"We have nothing to conceal," he says,
"because this Is a great government work."
The pledge is comforting, though the rea
son he gives for It may be due to his po
Instead of Insisting that everything is
being "admirably done," Chairman Shonts
confesses that when the work was started
there was too great eagemeaa to begin to
dig. Important matters were overlooked.
He has a different program.
The sanitary conditions of the isthmus
must be perfected. There must be a more
careful selection Of men for specific duties.
Square pegs In round holes have been too
numerous. To get good work out of men
they must be kept contented, properly han
dled, properly housed, properly fed. Too
many In the past have been left to shift
for themselves and suffered In health and
spirits. When the machinery Is on the
ground and the work fairly started canal
construction will be kept under full head
way. Chairman Shonts urges the American peo
ple not to lose faith In the ultimate suc
cess of the canal. His frank and serious
recognition of the obstacles to be sur
mounted Is an encouraging sign. He Is too
old a band at railroad building to think
that mountains are moved and rivers
U0und by Jaunty spcechea
BITS OF W.4niGTO I. IFF
Some nipples on the Correal that
Sweeps Throaah National Capital.
When 'the president and his fumlly re
turn to the White House next fall they
will find that the Interior of the mansion
has been repainted from top to bottom and
the walls of some of the rooms on the sec
ond floor freshly decorated. A more im
portant change is the erection of new pil
lars In the main entrance hall or lobby.
It is only three years ago that the ex
tensive remodeling of the White House wss
carried out on lines that were suggested
by a careful study of what had been In
tended by the architect more than loo years
ago. The work was done at great expense,
but several defects have appeared 1A the
workmanship or materials, or both, and re
pairs have been found necessary fti mors
than one occasion.
Some time ago it was noticed that the
massive pillars In the spacious entrance
hall were crumbling badly, and It was de
cided to tear them out and replace them.
The Interior of the mansion Is now In dis
order, a force of men being engaged In the
work of repairs. The pillars which proved
defective were buff brick and plaster
around steel girders. The outside material
la being entirely replaced. There was much
criticism when the White House was re
modeled because the pillars were not made
of marble or stone of some kind.
The new Russian ambassador and Bar
oness de Rosen, who are comfortably estab
lished In their summer embassy on Coo
ltdge's Point, near Manchester-by-the-8ea,
have had a tennis court made on the ocean
side of the estate which they are occupying,
the baroness and her daughter. Miss Eliza
beth, superintending the work. They drove
to Gloucester one day last week and pur
chased the entire outfit and already the
visitors have had some interesting sport on
the court, the young baroness delighting
every one with her grace and expertness In
the game. She Is but a schoolgirl, and a
very attractive and winsome one, and will
not be presented to society for a year or
two yet. '
William S. Withers of Wakefleld, who
led the orchestra of Ford's theater. Wash
ington, the night of April K 18-, when
President Lincoln was shot. Is dead at his
home In that place" at the age of 70. Wilkes
Booth stabbed him after leaping from the
president's box to the stage and a detective
arrested him. In the confusion of the
moment many In the theater believed With
ers fired the shot that killed Lincoln. Hun
dreds screamed "Kill him! Shoot him!"
and he was dragged out of the angry mob
to the stage just in time to be saved from
being badly hurt.
The old man retained vividly a recollec
tion of the incidents of that terrible April
"Wilkes Booth and I had had a drink to
gether before the overture," said he, re
cently. In describing the event. "He was
an erratic, spa&modlc sort of chap, who did
queer things and would snap you up like
anything all of a sudden, but I noticed that
night he seemed more than usually fidgety
" 'What's come over Booth tonight?' I
said to a member of the orchestra." Not
long afterward the shot was fired which
robbed the world of the great emancipator.
Accident bulletin No. 15, Just Issued by
the Interstate Commerce commission, giv
ing an account of railroad accidents In the
United States during the months of Janu
ary, February, and March, 1906, shows that
during that quarter there were twentv.
eight passengers and 204 employes killed.
ana i.wsi passengers and 2,062 employes In-'
Jured In train accidents, making In all 182
persons killed and 8.718 Injured In train
accidents. Other accidents to passengers
and employes, not the result of oninnn
or derailments, bring the total number of
casualties up to 15.308, 909 killed and 14,897
injurea. mere was a decrease of forty
two In the total number of Derenna kllit am
compared with the quarter ending Decem-
oer 31, iwt.
The total number of collisions and de
railments was 3,108 (1.7R7 collisions and 1,
821 derailments), of which 2M collisions and
177 derailments affected passenger trains.
The damage to cars, engines, and roaiwv
by these accidents amounted to $2,449,218.
mere was an Increase of twenty-seven in
tne number of collisions and of 131 In ih
number of derailments as compared with
tne past preceding quarter.
The total number of employee reported
killed In coupling and uncouDllna- cars dur
ing this quarter was sixty-two.
It is said that the president has received
from day to day during the
Investigation into the typesetting machine
scanty a Drier report or the evidence ta
ken, and haa been much pleased with the
thorough and lawyerlike way that the Job
has been done. It Is suspected that there
are a number of species of graft In ex
istence In the department, and the com
mittee wll uncover some of them before it
haa got far in its work. It was reported
today that one of the officials of the de
partment was Interested as
a large contract conected with the beef In
spection service, ana tnat the conjmlttee
had been urged to look Into It.
Another matter that Is said to have
aroused some suspicion Is the Juggling of
appropriations In the weather bureau ser
vice whereby appropriations for weather
stations have been concentrated Into one
set of buildings In Virginia convenient to
Washington, where some of the officials
of the department may have a convenient
berth up in the Blye mountains during the
summer heat. IU Is stated on good au
thority that congress has never approprl
ated a dollar for this place and xet large
sums have' been spent upon It, the idea be
ing to get the Institution under full head
way as a weather college before congress
should leaiei what was being done. The
Keep committee is expected to Inquire Into
REFORM THAT HAS REFORMED.
Merit System In Civil Service a Fee
New York Tribune.
Secretary Bonaparte's prominence as a
civil service reformer furnishes a pretext
for the gibe that he Is repudiating his
favorite principle of administration when
he declares that "the underlying evil In
the administration of our publlo affairs Is
simply dishonesty." Here for twenty
years we have been In Increasing measure
selecting officials by competition after
tests. Yet In department after department
we unearth "grafters," as we have fallen
Into the habit of calling them, who are. In
plain words, thlevea and scoundrels. If
the merit system Is the safeguard of good
government how can these things be?
In the first place,, no civil service re
former ever said that the merit system
could change human nature. If the society
In which officials dwell is tainted with the
"grafting" spirit, the public service will
have Its share. An occasional bank de
falcating does not tempt bank directors
from Ike application ' careful testa of
ntness to applicants for employment or to
the abandonment of their methods of pro
motion. No process of selecting employes
can Infallibly detect dishonesty or furnish
safeguards against yielding to temptation.
Surround the civil servant with offers from
brokers fur crop estimates and the result
will depend on his character, not on his
method of appointment.
Moreover, while appointments are made
largely as the result of examinations, no
bud pretends that the spirit ruling gov
ernment offices Is uniformly a civil service
rcfurrn spirit. The reformers have for
years hd U tunusl every step u tbeir
THIRTY-KIKE TEARS OF
THE OMAHA NATIONAL BANK i
Condensed Statement at Close
Loans snd Discounts 85.7?, M
V. 8. Bonds l.OtiO.Onft.OO
Mis. Stocks and Bonds 61s.93S.02
Panklng House 2o0.000.00
Pue from Hanks 2.429,644 H.1
Cash on hand Llfi2.4W.6J
The record of tbo past thlrty-nln years Is an Indication that the sumo
liberal treatment of customers, combined with sound banking prlndnlc.
will produce even greater results In the future.
J. H. MILLARD.
CHAS. E. WAITE.
N. W. WELLS.
C. F. McOREW.
A. J. SIMPSON.
J. II. MILLARD,
GUY C. BARTON.
C. H. BROWN.
progress with certain men administering
the law In the departments. Machen and
Beavers and their associates were part of a
machine which operated under civil service
rules, and some of them may have en
tered the service by passing examinations:
but did they carry out the merit system?
The notorious violation of civil service
principles In the appointment to rural offices
of men and women who were to be Imme
diately transferred to the classified service
which was one of their conspicuous of
fensesfurnishes the answer. These men
were In office playing politics. They were
protected as long as possible by politicians,
and their abuses would long before have
been stopped If the voice of those who-
were merely demanding faithfulness to the
merit system had been heeded.
When we look back and see what the
departments were In the days of the spoils
system after the civil war, and In the old
Jackson days of defalcations, notwith
standing the prevalence of primitive vir
tues, we can better appreciate what our
government would be If every appointment
were now handed out as patronage without
regard to fitness. The merit system has
been the safeguard of the government
from thievery and scandal ten times worse
than anything which has occurred.
Miss Minnie Baldwin la president of a
hank at Wlster. I. T.. which has a capital
ization of $26,000, and Is manager of the
Th riuka nf the Abrutzl Is nrenarlng an
exploring expedition to Central Africa. He
is called the most adventurous prince in
rr. A. V. V. Raymond, president of
Union college at Schenectady, N. T., re
fused an offer of $14,000 to become pastor
of the First Presbyterian church of Buf
falo. His salary as president is d,ow.
bv. John Share, superintendent of the
London Bible society's publication work,
-rhinh emhraeea 290 languages and dialects,
Is to receive a presentation on his comple
tion of twenty-nve years' service snoriiy.
ink. n Rockefeller Is said to be as ex
pert a writer of shorthand as any of the
army of typewriters no employs. inm
he is armed against loss of his dally bread
In case his colossal fortune should ever
Th Jananese emperor's dally fare la
.trtiu jananese. His breakfast consists
of bean soup and a few other dishes, but
his dinner Is an elaborate one or twenty
courses. His banquets are European and
Tr, Tnenues Elisee Reclus. the famous
geographer who died recently In Brussels,
.... . rrrat friend of America and his
articles during the civil war aroused great
sympathy in France for tne Lincoln aa
mlnlstratlon. ti,. Siamese minister. Fhya Akharal
Varadhara, who Is spending his summer
at East Gloucester, Mass., tor ine ic-urin
..... h.a recently purchased snd put In
commission a handsome yacht, the Petrel,
on which he takes the most of his recre
ation. He has parties out with him al
most every day.
rterthelot. secretary of the Louvre
museum, believes that he has discovered
the secret of the agent used in embalm
in ancient Egypt. After a laborious
examination of the sarcophagi of the fifth
and sixth dynasties, which date back as
far as 3500 B. C, M. Berthelot has come
to the decision that the ou employed was
simply castor oil, such as Is still used In
c-. rt which has undergone some oxidisa
tion, but retained during the long period
Its preservative qualities.
I stupid. You are
about his liver. There is where all
lis trouble lies. A sluggish liver makes
sluggish mind. A boy cannot s jdy
en his blood is full of bile !
Ayer's Pills act directly
all vegetable, sugar-coated. Dose, just one pill
at bedtime. Sold for 60 years. Always keep a
box of these pills in the house.
suae ky the I. a. Arm Oe., Lewell, fin
AIM SiSS fl Miml r
ATlt'f Haft YIOOB-Fer tU aalr.
AYLk'S 6aiulaaiLUXA tm tae kktes.
of Business July 1st, 1905
Circulation ftvi.oin .v,
Deposits 9,to.M4 :'S
C. F. McOREW,
I. W. CARPENTER.
W. M. BURGESS,
Senator Steele I want nO,ono for that Jnh.
Railway Mngnate Tnu won't get thi
tenth part of It. Senators are going to Jail
now for $2,000. This Is a bear market for
senators Pittsburg Tost.
"Tou went fishing yesterday with Mr.
Multlmllyuns. didn't your
"Is he much of a flshermanT,
"No. A mere novice. I had to bait the
hook for him."
'What bait did ynu use?"
'Myself." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
First Mngaxine Editor Why do you havn
so many blood medicine ads In your period
ical? Second Magasine. Editor To Improve Its
circulation. San Francisco Call.
Short I say, old man. wilt you let me
have a five-spot till pay day?
Long Your pay day or the day you'll
pay me? Washington Post.
"I'm glad to find you as ynu are," said
the old friend. "Your great wealth hasn't
"Well," responded Mr. Packer, "It has
changed me a trifle. I'm eccentric where I
used to be Impolite, and delightfully sar
castic where I used to be rude." Detroit
"How will we get rid of that edition do
luxe-?" asked the manager of the publish
ing house. "It contains nothing that Is
original or surprising."
"Never mind," replied the salesman.
"We'l raise the price a few dollars and ad
vertise It as 'unexpurgated.' " Washington
"I never thought," said the conceited
lecturer, "that, my voice would i fill that
'"No." replied the candid man. "I
thought at one time It would empty It."
"Do you think that the municipal owner
ship idea can be successfully worked?"
"I think so," answered Mr. Dustln Stax
complacently. "We will not hesitate to sell
our franchises to the government at a good
figure, nor to buy them back cheap when
the Idea goes out of fashion." Washington
Mr. Tambo Do you mean to tell me, Mr.
Bones, that that ignorant gentleman to
whom we were talking ts a host In himself.
Mr. Bones Yes, sah. Appearances am
mighty decelvln'. sah. .
Mr. Tambo But what did he ever do?
Why Is he a host In himself!
Mr. Bones Dat gem'man am a host In
himself, Mistah Tambo, becaae ha am de
landlord of do leadln' hotel In Pucker
Mr. Tambo Ladles and gentlemen, with
your kind permission. Mr. Hlghcollah will
now sing, 'My Girl's Name Is Miss Toober,
and She's My Sweet Potato." Detroit Trib
une. MODER.t PRIMARY SCHOOL.
We have glimpses of science, a deluge of
Biography, history, each has a part.
And the alphabet? Surely, it's needless to
That the alphabet's hopelessly gone out cf
Wo have eating and pasting and folding ra
lore. Of raffia baskets a neat little store.
Can we spell? Why, I wonder the question
Since spelling's as passe as grandmoUtStt
We have modeling Iu clay, we have palnttns
We have cardboard construction, as every
Can we add and subtract? Why, surely
All that was old fashioned long ago.
We have weaving and gardening, occupi-
We have organized games which are quite
Can we read? Well, the fact Is, I very
(We have so much to do) that we've no
time to find out.
the foot of
Do not blame
the boy for be
ing dull and
the stupid one!
jecause you never thought
on the liver. They are
ATiH caifcBT noroiAL-yar tears,
la.' AblK CUaaw avians a2 agssw
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