Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 11, 1905, Page 4, Image 4

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State r,f Nebraska, Douglas County, s.!
Ueorge B. Tsachuck, treasurer of The Be
Publishing Company, being duly sworn,
ay that th actual number of full and
Complete copies of The Dally. Morning,
Evening and Uundaf He printed during the
tenth of Augut, 1J6, was aa follows:
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Less uusola copies
Net total sale 918.SU4
Oaily average
Subscribed in my presence an4 sworn to
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' reaaetteo.
The Foutauelle club is u Ousted coui
uuuullj, and tiie popocrutic vi liun-ikcd!e
Tb bew fcturasks, aim-cigarette law
is under tire In the courts, So are the
I'lttsburg ut afliicieU wlut rue-! sulcldo
Tbers Is such a tiling as Kettlui too
much iron and steel hi the tlood.
With the advent of.Uiu signal corps,
Fort Omaha ylll again become one of
the attractions and distractions ot the
Oats city.
That Mexloau Mho sues Tom Lawson
for $3,760,000 must bare i-ingnlCed
idea of the compensation ot writer of
American fiction. '
The pursuit of Pat Crowe is not so
much a pastime for the Omaha police
as for the yellow fakirs who thrive on
sensation and bunco.
Storm may brean over the repub
lican camp, says tlu Oinatm Senior
Yellow, in big black typ. But it is
only a tempest in a toaiiot
Japanese malcontents will apparently
'be satisfied only with an Improvement
In their Diet The peace treaty is to
them not easily swallowed.
People bearing any suspicion of re
semblance to the pictures of the Hon,
P. Crowe will do well to disguise them
selves for a little while at least
"Native Sous of the Uolden West"
should hereafter refuse to flht outside
of San Francisco, Evtra a few miles
seems to change the temper of the
crowd. v
An oil barge line plying on the Mis
ourl river between Atchison and
Omaha is already running on paper,
Stranger things than this, however, have
South Omaha has received Its voting
machines and the professional judges
Sd4 clerks of election must now see a
dliaial prospect of earning two days
pay for one night's sleep.
Norway Is willing to concede that It
bas seceded from the union without a
contest with the army of Sweden and
Seems surprised that the conceHxion Is
not eagerly accepted by Klnij Oavttr.
Agulnaldo seems to be I ho Tat Crowe
of the PhlUpptues. When the coiutabu
lary of our insular possesions lose all
traces of revolutionary coasplrnry they
credit the source of trouole to Aguin
Now If the gas company will only get
some one to come bere with a propoai
tlon for a new electric lighting fran
chlse, conditioned on greatly reduced
rates to private 'consumers, honors will
be easy.
When the national convention of post
See clerks split the delegation from
Omaha was in on the bolt CouDt on
the representatives from Omaha to get
Into the thick of the fight whenever the
fight is pulled off.
Viewed frum the bu!l;.ve of tho edl
toriaj engineer of the h.rplenatil, (9 for
the survey and Inspection of a lot for
the laying of sidewalks is a rlece of
most unheard of extravagance. But in
aaiduch as no private surveyor charge
lees than $10 for surveying a kt, tl
extravagance la not apparent to the oral
bar observer.
Maryland Is entering upon a political
campaign the paramount Issue of which
Is a proposed amendment to the consti
tution of the state which alms st the
disfranchisement of the negro vote. The
republicsn state convention lust week
was devoted almost wholly to a de
nunciation of, this democratic scheme
for securing to that party a permanent
hold npon the state. The republican
platform declares that the constitutional
niendinent to be submitted to the voters
Is but the culmination of a plot long
meditated and carefully planned to
make and keep Maryland under the
control of the iolltical party now domi
nant and as now organised, regardless
of her people's wishes, and, at the same
tlme to Insure to the men who make
up the political organisation now in
power perpetual control of their own
parly, and through it of the state gov
ernment "a control to be used in the
future, as It has been In the past, for
their own selfish ambition and fraudu
lent alms and purposes, without regard
to the fair fame or vital interests of
our state."
It is further said that the proposed
amendment affects the right of suffrage
of many more wbKe men than there
re colored voters In the state, Imperils
the franchise of all citir.ens of foreign
birth or parentage, Imposes an insulting
nd unending restriction on all of the
young men of the generations to come,
nd, by the power to prescribe precari
ous and oppressive requirements as to
the evidence upon which the anceotrnl
title to vote under the so-called "grand
father clause" may depend, opens the
sy and provides the opportunity to
jeopardize the right to vote of any or
every citizen of the state Another
point In the indictment of the proposed
amendment is that it would ennble
partisan election officials to prevent
white men from voting by an educa
tional test, thereby more surely secur
ing democratic control of the state.
The democrats are making the usual
ppeal to the voters against "negro
domination" and notwithstanding the
relatively small v number of colored
voters, which increases very slowly, It
Is quite probable that the appeal will
Influence some voters other than demo
crats. As a matter' of fact there Is no
more danger of negro domination in
Maryland than there is In Illinois and
none know this better than Senator
Gorman, who is the leader In the dis
franchising movement, and other In
telligent Maryland democrats. More-
ver, all the colored voters of that state
are not republicans and unquestionably
the democrats would not now be In
power in the state but for colored votes.
The republican campaign has opened
with vigor and undoubtedly will be
esrnestly and energetically prosecuted
to the end. The democrats have an
advantage in their control of the elec
tion machinery, yet there Is reason to
believe that their indefensible scheme
of disfranchisement will fall. Its suc
cess would be a disgrace and dishonor
to the state.
The Missouri Uailroad and Ware-
bouse conimlHslon is meeting with
strenuous opposition from the Mer
chants' exchange of St. Louis In placing
welghmasters in elevators, mills and
warehouses to weigh all grain handled,
The new order was put into operation
last Monday and state welghtnasters
hate been Installed in fifteen of the St
Louis elevators and mills under private
control. Until now the state has done
the weighing only in public elevators
and the change hag aroused general op
position among the grain dealers and
mill owners, who object to state super
vision in addition to the weighing con
ducted by the St Louis Merchants' ex
change. A charge of 85 cents for
weighing in a car and 25 cents for
weighing out a car Is being made, which
is lower than the charges of the Ex
change bureau for the same service, but
the mill and - elevator owners contend
that it makes a double charge on every
car bandied and the cost falls on the
owner or commission firm.'
At Kansas City, where the new order
was put Into effect last week, the Board
of Trade at first refused to obey It and
(or several days elevator owners re
fused to admit the state welghtnasters,
but a truce waa patched up under which
the weighers will not be interfered with
while a test case la Wing taken Into the
supreme court
Whether the Missouri courts will up
hold the railroad and warehouse com
mission, or set aside Its order, concerns
not only, the owners of mills and eleva
tors and grain dealers, but also the
grain raisers. The St Louis Merchants'
exchange sustains relations practically
to the grain market that Is sustained by
the Omaha Grain exchange to the grain
raisers and shippers of Nebraska, west
ern Iowa and South Iiakota, tinder
whose rules the Inspection of grain is
made by competent and trustworthy ex
ports, whose certification is accepted by
bankers who advance money In grain
stored In elevators. Very naturally the
double Inspection Involves double ex
pense, and Jones, he pays the freight.
The charges for Inspection, while borne
by the elevator mill men and cominis
slon merchants, finally falls upon the
farmer who raised the grain.
State Inspection would, doubtless. 1e
accepted without contention by the
grain exchange were It not for the fact
that the state inspectors are usually
chosen from political ranks for services
rendered to the appointing power rather
than for their capacity for the perfor
ins nc of the duties, or their established
reputation for Integrity. On broad
gauge lines the lnspectots chosen by the
grain exchanges can tie banked on mu
more readily than professional polltl
Could the outgoing county Judz
make a settlement of the trust funds
supposed to be in bis rossession if he
were to turn over bis office today) H
Could doubtless strike sows kind of
settlement if he' were to turn over to
his confidential chief clerk as his suc
cessor, hut he would bsve to show down
the cash If he were not allowed to make
his accounting to a successor of his
own choosing.
When the new secretary ot atate en
ters upon his duties he will have many
tatters of Importance to command bis
tteutlon, for It is said that at no time
since the war with ISpaiu huve the for-
igu affairs of Uie United States been
In a more delicate state than at present.
'crhaps of first importance is the pro
tection of the interests of this country
during the adjustment of the relations
tetweeii China, Kusuia and Japan in
the far east. While the treuty of peace
ppears to place the situation, so far
us the United States is concerned, in
u fDtlrely satisfactory shape, since It
leaves to China complete control of
Industrial and commercial affairs in
Manchuria, still It, will be necessary
for our government to make sure that
China will olmerve faithfully Its treaties
with us. Of course there seems, to be
no reason to doubt that she will do this,
but it is possible that Influences Inimical
to American Interests may be brought
to tear at Peking end It Is necessary
to guard against this. The Chinese
boycott against American goods, al
though it has been checked, Is yet an
evidence of bad feeling which may
gain le ruunifested and therefore it
Is Important that our government shall
secure from the Chinese government
definite and positive assurances that
uch u movement will not be ;o,mte-
nanced by it.
The Venezuelan situation awaits set
tlement. The new American minister
to that country and the special commis
sioner sent there by President Itooscvtlt
have been received In a friendiy spirit,
but It Is not to be doubted that Castro
nd his adherents have no real friend
ship for this country. There is no ferl-
ous danger, It Is needless to s.iy, froiij
tiielr dislike, but it Is deslr-ab'e to re
store good relation, since we want no
permanent misunderstanding with any
of the southern republics. The negotia
tion of new commerelul treaties will be
one of the duties devohnu upon the
secretary of state and in iev of the
policy of some of the Euroncnn conn
tries, notably Germany, affectliu our
trade Interests, It is a very Important
The appointment of Mr. Boot to suc
ceed the late Secretary Hay was re
ceived by the country with tne most
hearty approval. There have been noth
ing but expressions of couflderjr-e that
he will maintain the high standard and
Influence of our State department. He
is able, careful and conservative and
undoubtedly appreciates at Its full talue
the opportunity for attaining new dis
tinction In public life.
Douglas county wins the first prize
at the state fair, aggregating $.'K)0.
Inasmuch as Douglas county con
tributes over $160,000 a year toward
the maintenance of state government,
which Includes, of course, 10 per cent of
the appropriation for the State Board of
Agriculture, ,the award of $300 Is a con
cession well earned and paid for in
It should be understood that the new
voting machines are not to be used In
the coming primary, but are to have
their first test In the election In No
vember. Voters will have plenty of
time to familiarize themselves: with the
machines between primary day and elec
tion duy.
Anotber item overlooked by the school
board financiers when they made tip
their budget Is the money to be collected
from tho county as tuition under the
free high school law. That school levy
could evidently have been shaved with
out shutting down any of the schools.
The' enlargement of the Union raciflc
shops Is the sort of Improvement Omaha
always welcomes. Every enlargement
of the shops Increases the number of
mechanics employed there and the
wages earned are again distributed to
local merchants and shopkeepers.
The proposal to estainwu a nero
colony on the Pacific eoart reminds on
strongly of the scheme of on of the
former mayors of Council Bluffs, but It
will probably not be -to rciumiorntlvo, as
even negroes are becoming educated too
fast for such simple (.'Ames.
If the Chicago univj-y would, be In
keeping with the fa -ts It tlioulri create
a degree of doctor of diplomacy, to le
conferred upon M. Witte, alnca It Is
generally agreed that inmbors of the
Russian bureaucracy are short on law
and long on finesse.
A "drunken army la national peril"
declares the prohibition party of Chi
cago. No one can d"ii.v the truth of
thls statement, but t'ie prohibit ion I nt a
will have to produce the dnu.ken army
before Inviting the ieop!o to Join 'n
their alarm.
If the owners of real estate on North
Sixteenth street would brace up and
emulate the example of the owners of
property on South Sixteenth street they
would find no obstacle in maintaining
the equilibrium of trade In their end of
The annual Grand Army of the Be-
publie reunions have proved to he the
most profitable Industry for the rail
roads ever Invented. This Is especially
true when the reunions are held at San
Francisco or Denver.
There was a time In the dim and dl
tant past when the legislature and the
governor enacted our lawe, but In these
days every law has to undergo the or
deal of a test In the courts before It Is
regarded ss vslld.
With ftViui bushels of grain burned
lu Chicago, western farmers can see
what effect destruction bas upon prices
without the trouble of setting fires ex
perienced by those Georgia cotton plan
ters last year.
lp lo the oracle.
Chicago Tribune.
E. Penjnmln Andrews sees another great
European war Just shead. We shall decline
to become alarmed unless Uncle Adlal Stev
enson also sees It.
Better Arbitrate Sow.
' Baltimore American.
If stl the predictions from the anthracite
regions be true It might be well to sppolnf
a peace conference at once and settle th
dispute before the fighting begins.
Lamentable I.arlc ot Novelty.
New Tork Commercial.
"Ouns boomed announcing peace" when
the treaty was slpncd. Same way they
began to flght, and gun boomed all through
the middle of It. What an extreme lack ot
novelty! x
The rrchololeal Moment.
Chicago Chronicle.
With a keen appreciation of the possi
bilities of the situation Pat Crowe allowed
the excitement over the Jgpanese-Russlan
war to subside before making his reap
pearance before the public. If fate had not
directed Ms activities Into other channels
Mr. Crowe would have been a great novelist
or playwright. Ilia eye for situations I
Galvaalalnar a Failure.
Buffalo Express.
In a Labor day address at Omaha Mr.
Bryan suggested that there should be In
every state a board with power to Investi
gate every labor dispute whenever either
party demanded It, adding that the power
of public opinion would be sufficient to en
force compliance with Its recommendations.
This plan sounds a good deal like the one
tried In New Tork a few years ago under
he old State Hoard of Mediation and Arbi
tration. Colonel Bryan might grow wiser If
he would investigate the New Tork experi
ment Setting; a Good Example.
Chicago Tribune.
The president's policy In demanding from
his subordinates efficient service and un
suspected honesty in their relations with
their employer is an anomaly In public
business In this country. It Is not In pri
vate business. The great corporations don't
keep men In important and responsible posi
tions after they have grown too old to per
form their duties or been detected in doubt
ful transactions. In applying the principles
of private business to the management of
public business the president Is establishing
a precedent which ought long to exert a
beneficial Influence In the departments at
Washington. He is setting an example
which the governors of states and the
mayors of cities could follow with much
profit to their constituents.
Dr. Horace O. Byers, professor of ehemls-
ry at the University of Washington, claims
to have discovered means of manufactur
ing rubles at 10 cents each.
Japan, like Beveral of ,the continental
countries, has a prince of the blood who Is
also an enthusiastic amateur scientist.
Among other things he has set up the best
meteorological station In Asia.
It Is interesting proof of the versatility
of New Yorkers that a famous pair of air
man comedians are making a tremendous
hit there Just now singing Irish songs writ
ten by a musician named Hoffman.
Yellowstone park has had a record sea
son. So far JO.WO people have visited this
great natural ntiseum, or 7,000 mora than
visited It last season. Evidently Amerlcnns
are beginning -to appreciate the sights of
their native land. -
The cable said that "while pursuing a
mouse" the other day Mme. Delatour of
Paris broke through the floor of her room
and discovered a box containing tl.Ono In
gold coin. We suspect the cable ahould
have read, "while being pursued by a
Jan Kubellk's chief treasures, prized more
than all his considerable wealth, are three
violins one a Stradlvarlus, the other two
being Ouarnerlas. The "Strad" Is worth
$14,000 and the others tiq.Ono each, but of
course neither could be bought for the mar
ket value of all.
Robert Christy, a venerable Britisher now
visiting this country, remlnlscently tells of
his long acquaintance with the prince of
Wales, now King Edward, and narrates the
story of his christening when a baby. All
of the stores of the empire were Illuminated
that night and Albert Edward's Initials,
'A. E.," were displayed in all of the win
dows, when one of the courtiers remarked:
"Before he wears the crown the lad'll need
the other'three vowels."
Millions of People Kn rolled In Fra
ternal Organisations,
Philadelphia Ledger.
The total membership of the principal
fraternal organisations In the United States
is estimated at 8,278.000. About every ninth
person belongs to a secret order. A person
who Is unattached to one or more brother
hoods may set himself down as rather un
social and peculiar. One of the fraternities
haa 800,000 members. There are twenty
with more than 100,000 each. Nearly all of
them have the Insurance feature In some
form. The spirit of good fellowship Is
cultivated and the association la educative.
The best part of one's training comes from
close contact with men In the business and
social world. Some opposition to the ele
ment ot aeorecy exists, but confessedly
much seriously Important business Is con
ducted In extreme privacy.
It haa been anld, and with truth, that all
men desire distinction of some sort. The
offices, the regalia. Insignia, badges of the
multitudinous societies, secret or otherwise,
give thousands ot our beat rltixens oppor
tunity to gratify the yearning for a little
harmless exploitation. It la the same ambi
tion that Inspires one to append one's name
to a poem and to do other eoually innocu
ous things to keep one's self in the public-
eye. To be addressed by a supergrandllo
quent title and sit In red effulgent state
as the high mightiness of the occasion Is
a pleasure not to be despised In this prosaic
humdrum world.
Ws may gaxe Incredulously at a worthy
brother who Is enveloped In the regalia
of his fraternal rank, but we are all anxious
to be famous in our own way. Some men
affect a straw hat out of season to attract
attention, even If It be a gibe. Vandyke
whiskers give a certain measure of dignity
to the wearer. It is suspected that non
professional persons carry a green bag, the
lawyer's Insignia, to earn a little public,
respect. The biasing diamond la flashed
upon the admiring multitude for the same
laudable purpose.
We all wear our uniform, thought It may
not be quite aa conspicuous aa General
Scott's at Cerro Gordo. The plain rltlaen
may make a virtue of his plainness, though
he Imagines he Is without pride. Who does
not admire a Knight of Something or Other
who goes prancing down the parade to the
music of the band, with feathers and
ribbons flying in the breeset
It Is the loftiest desire of many good
men to become the founder of a new secret
order, and this accounts for the birth of
such an Institution every week. It has
been facetiously said that the t'ntted States
Is a nation of "Joiners." In no other
country are there so many persons associ
ated lu secret fraternal buuda,
Rlaslea oat the Carreat of Life la tb
Western talent and Ingenuity in generous
doses are helping New Yorkers to solve
some of the problems perplexing them. An
Impression prevalent In some quarters that
New Yorkers can do all the shearing
necessary for salvation appears to be sn
erroneous one; at least the town does not
take care of .all the live wool In sight. Per
haps there Is too much of a crop for local
talent. The field Is so rich that enterprise
lag westerners, discredited at home, find
mighty easy money and boodles of It In the
metropolis. The latest western game
worked to a finish there Is the diamond
tontine swindle, recollections of whlrh
linger In many quarters In Omaha and
vicinity. One concern known as the New
York Mercantile company has Just been
shut out of buslnesa by the courts after
working the same old game for two years.
Three years ago Nebrnskana were touched
for $0,000 on the diamond plan. The New
Tork concern scooped In '$Wm,O00 In two
years, and previous to that touched Roe
ton and vicinity for fWo.OOO. The game was
the same ss that played hereabouts, so
that local victims may extract some con
solation from the fact that they are not tho
whole cheese.
A fuse blew out on a Metropolitan trolley
car on the Wllllamsburgh bridge with an
explosion that frightened the passengers.
There was a puff of smoke and a flash and
the car caught fire. Several passengers
rushed for the doors and there was muoh
confusion for a few seconds.
A man with a nifty straw hat saw the
commotloi and started on the run toward
the car. He had been walking up and down
the bridge for an hour -or more, seemingly
for pleasure, but a keen eye out for any
thing that was happening around him.
When the man with the nifty hat was
near the car two policemen saw there was
something wrong and also made an attempt
to hurry to the scene. The straw hat man
was there ahead of them and was In charge
when they arrived, telling the passengers
what to do and restoring order. The police
men didn't like having any one else take a
hand In the pie when there waa as good
an opportunity as that to show authority.
"Let's wing him," said one of the cops.
"Ah right,' Get out o' here young fehher
or we'hh wing ye," said the other.
"Not so fast." said the man with the
hat. "Cut that out and get busy. My
name Is Gardiner, If you want to know
who I am, I am your captain."
"Hut his hat has a band with red stripes."
stammered one of the policemen in con
fusion. "I have two hats," said th captain,
"Come get busy."
Order was soon restored and little dam
age done.
General Plet Cronje surrendered after the
battle of Paardeberg in the Boer war show
at Brighton Beach for the last tlma last
week, when John C. Vaughan. the presi
dent of the Clay Amusement Company,
which has been operating the war spectacle
for the last five weeks, announced that the
show would disband. The announcement,
that the negotiations which have been un
der way since the sheriffs deputies seised
receipts with which to pay certain liabili
ties some weeks ago had come to a climax
was received with considerable regret by
the thirty Boer veterans who were induced
to stay until the final negotiations had been
General Cronje declares that th Boer
war was not over so far as he was con
cerned, as he has brought suit In the su
preme court against Charles W. Wall and
against the Clay Amusement Company for
$2,4.M for services rendered by him In
the show and for the use of his name. His
aide-de-camp, Captain Jack Hlndon, will
Join his commander In a- suit to compel
the managers of the show to carry out
alleged contracts for transporting certain
Boers, who were discharged In this coun
try, to their homes In the Transvaal.
He sat solemnly on the top step almost
directly under the streamer of white crape
and accepted with due gravity offerings of
candy and other childish treasures. Per
haps twenty of his playmates had gathered
about him, and the kindly old lady whose
quick sympathy took In the meaning of the
tableau halted her companion the better
to observe.
"Isn't that Just too sweett" she said with
gentle enthusiasm. "The poor little chap
has lost his little brother or sister and his
playmates are offering the best sympathy
they know. Now look at that little tot," aa
one tiny girl pushed her war through the
er()wd an(1 ,hru(tt a cigarette coupon Into
his overflowing hands. "It's all she has to
offer, dear little thing, but she gives it
willingly to show her sympathy with her
little playfellow. I am going to give her a
penny to give nlm."
The tot was on the outskirts of the
crowd and the old lady beckoned to her.
"Has that little boy lost his sister?" she
Naw, his brudder died," was the an
swer. ,
"And you are trying to console him. It's
Just too sweet," was the enthusiastic com
ment. "You are giving him your little
treasures to make him forget his loss?"
"Naw," was the unexpected reply.
"When de funeral's over we're goln to git
some of de flowers. Pat's what."
Tutting the summer months nearly S.OOO.OOO
bathers were recorded In the city's floating
stations. It is reckoned that the average
bather makes ten visits during the season.
which makes the total number of patrons
A policeman, a life guard and two at
tendants have their work cut out for them
in handling the crowds. Three million
bathers for fifteen houses In a season of
three months gives each pool an average
patronage of 2fl0,0fl0. The season lasts ninety
days, wherefore each pool takes care of
nbout 2.200 bathers a day, aa an average,
or more than 200 every hour. Of course
the rush la greater on very hot days, but
this conservative figure of an average
stream of 200 bathers every hour of the
day for each of the bath houses Is fairly
The cost of this benefaction Is absurdly
small. The buildings made an outlay of
only $12,500 each. The total cost of yearly
maintenance for them all Is only 130,000. so
that every bath costs the city a trifle more
than 1 cent.
An Interesting exhibition of the Irish
Industrial exposition which opens In
Madison Square Garden In a short time.
will be the long-sought-for death mask of
Robert Emmet, the martyr patriot. Thl
priceless relic of Ireland's struggle for
freedom haa arrived from Ireland In the
care of one of the commissioners who
was sent to collect material for the ex
position In Madison Square Garden. The
authenticity of the mask la vouched for
by Thomas Matthew Ryan, the secretary
of DanleJ O'Connell, the "Liberator.
The harp owned and played by Ireland's
lyric poet. Thomas Moore, will also be S
feature of the exposition. Sod from the
graves of the Irish patriots, who are burled
In Glasnevln. will be displayed In carved
rases contributed by James Geary, of
Dublin. ,
Galas; Beronel the Limit.
New York Tribune.
Colonel Watterson says: "We would strip
the democratic party of all surplusage and
huld It ready for the fray." After the strip
pings the party has received in the last
three presidential campaigns the colonel's
prescription suggests aa Indecent exposure.
Absolutely Puro
A Cream of Tartar Powder
free from alum or phos
phatlo acid
Moat Perfect Flahtlnar Machine Kver
Known Uereloped In Japan.
Minneapolis Journal.
It is scarcely to be Wondered at that the
military element In Japan wanted the army
to have another go at the Itusnlans. The
Japanese have evolved the most perfect
fighting machine the world has ever known.
Whether on the march, in the camp, on the
battlefield or In the hospital, the Japaneso
Infantry has successfully combatted all the
causes which are said to make for the
disintegration of armies. It was said that
the Japanese was an Imitation army; that
when It came into action It could never
stand before white men. But it has stood
before white men, and the most powerful
whit men known, and pressed them back
Steadily. It was claimed that the Japanese
had borrowed the Idea of artillery; that
while they had some long range guns, they
did not know how to handle them. The
Japanese have shown the white man sev
eral things about the artillery game. In
range-finding, both on soa and on land, the
Japanese have set a new pace In war.
But the most marvelous thing about the
Japanese army Is neither Its marrhlng nor
Its . fighting, though these excel anything
known before in modern times. The suc
cess of Japanese arms is due as much to
one other cause as to either of these, and
that Is the obendlence of the rank and file
to orders. An army surgeon of long ex
perience calls attention to this one fact
as most significant. The Japanese at home
are great water drinkers. Each man con
sumes from one to two gallons of water a
day. But on the march the Japanese soldier
has absolutely refrained from drinking of
the springs and rivers of Manchuria.
Wherever there was a sign put up by the
medical department condemning the water
of a stream, the soldiers would let It alone,
though suffering the most Intense agonies
of thirst. This supreme test of discipline
the Japanese soldiers on the march, and
even In battle, met without flinching. The
result was that the Japanese hospitals re
ceived only a fractional per cent of the
number American field hospitals would have
received under similar circumstances.
The Russians could hardly expect to beat
soldiers who would march all night, flght
all day and then lie down parched with
thirst within the sound of running water
and refrain from drinking it because It
waa labeled dangerous by some unknown
army doctor.
Sotable Tribute to the Memory of the
Fnmnna Philosopher.
Chicago Chronicle.
At 27 Milk street, a few doors from
Washington street and facing the Old
South church, In Boston, is an ordinary
business structure called the Franklin
building, and on that site stood the build
ing In which, on January 17, KuO, was born
Benjamin Franklin, considered by some the
greatest American.
It Is designed by the American Philo
sophical society, which Franklin founded.
to celebrate on the coming January 17 the
200th anniversary of his birth, and the ar
rangements have already progressed far
enough for (he announcement to be made
that It will be a Joint celebration by Phil
adelphia, New York and Boston, the threo
cities In which Franklin passed most of his
life, and that It will be participated In by
President Roosevelt and the Frenoh gov
ernment. Thla will be a remarkable tribute. Re
publics are notoriously ungrateful and our
own Is no exception. Robert Morris was as
indispensable to the achievement of our in
dependence aa George Washington, but
Philadelphia allowed him to rot In the
Prune street Jail for four years and the
country has never shown a particle of
gratitude for his services. George Mason
wgs another link In the revolutionary chain
which haa dropped out of mind. It la a
great distinction that Franklin should be
remembered in tnis nanasome manner.
Except In the negotiation or the French
When your child is ill
dislike to make it take
tastinrj medicine. Hence
well to know that Ayer's Jh
Cherry Pectoral is very
pleasant. But it is a
rin a Kfrnna a s,1rri,j '-,,,
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
1 aft SB rt "l
HaOe by tae . O
a If aj-r tOOR-far the haw.
Ataa' aaJLaAt-aliil I a Wm tits aloes.
I loan Franklin could hardly be Considered as
Indispensable to the revolution. He was of
great service at the British court and In
many other ways, but not In such sn Im
portant way ns Morris, without whom the
campaigns of 170 and the capture of York
town would have been impossible. We
might have Rotten along without Franklin
or Washington, but not without Morris.
The honor that la to be done FVankltn
will be done him mainly on account of his
Intellectual and moral greatness. He was
not a soldier, but with that exception he
shone as a star of the first magnitude In
every Important sphere of activity. He
wns a philosopher, a sclentlflo discoverer,
an Inventor, a statesman, a diplomatist,
i philanthropist, a moralist, an author, a
i Journalist and a wit.
Franklin was one of the wisest men that
ever lived, and, like all wise men, was at
times dlsappolntlngfy conservative. Bos
ton never forgave him for recommending
that It puy for the tea, and when the con
I stltutlon was finished the best ha could
sny for It was: "I consent to this constitu
tion because 1 expect no better and because
I am not sure that It is not the best."
"No, I don't want to. talk to any agents
today!" snapped the womun. "My nwrves
are completely unstrung!"
"I can string you Into shape In Ave min
utes." sal1 the mnn. "I'm a piano tuner."
Detroit Free Press.
"Mv husband would have made a great
acrobat," observed Mrs. Tlghtflsl.
"Why so?" said her friend.
"Because he goes up In the air every time
a bill comes In. Detroit Free Press.
"Wh:it would you do If you had a mil
lion?" asked Meandering Mike.
"Don't talk ilnt ay," rejoined Plodding
Pete. "I'd rather be broke dan be one o
do small fry." Washington Star.
Flannery Whnt rlnt do they charge for a
house lolke yours?
Flnnegan riivlnten dollars.
Flannery Mv that's high! Don't you hov
throuhle gettln' It togetlierT
Flnnegan Fal'h, Ol don't, but the agent
docs. Pullailelphia Lodger. '
King Arthur had Just come In from a
night with the boys.
"Whnt time is it?" asked the queen.
"Gadzooks!" answer.-d the king. "Tn
dial stopped when the sun went down.'
And he congratulatd himself that he
lived In the olden time. New York Sun.
Mrs. Newhrvde I got some hams here
Inst month that my husland liked very
much. Have you any more of the same
kind? t ,
The Grocer Yes m. Got about a doien
If ft. from the same pig.
Mrs. Newbryde oh. that s nlcel Give n.e
six of them. Cleveland Leader.
"Joslah," said Mrs. Chugwater, "I've
heard that monev can be sent by telegraph.
Can It be sent by telephone?"
"Through the transmitter, of course." Ir
ritably answered Mr. Chugwater. Chicago
"Ponsonbv bos a charming
"Yes, and be got her by n
wife '
"How wiw that?
"He was trying to propose to the vounge
sister, but he's so cross-eyed that the olde
sister thousht he wns looking at her an
promptly accepted him." Cleveland Plal
fhlrnim Chronicle.
Lusty and strong are the men of the west.
Stanch 1 the heart In each pioneer breaa'l
Hearty the hand that la held out to you,
Otien. above bonrd and candid are they;
Clear are their eyes as the unclouded days
Bluff, but with hearts that are kind
through and through.
Tanned by the winds are the men of the
Rough are their manners and so are tbay
Yet ti'.-v are kind underneath the rough
When they are friends they are friends you
may trust.
For a true friend they will all bite the dust;
If you huve one for a friend It Is well.
Silent are they and but little thev say,
Nature has taught them to travel that way
Kin to the plaina and the mountains they
Ilrothera are thev to the moon and the sun,
C'omrndes with all the tornadoes that run.
Lovers that woo the white light of the
it is
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