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WHKJf OUT or TOW.
abaorlbera leaving, tbe vlty ttm
lisrsillr altocild bat-ve The lie
walled to tbesn. It 1 better than
dally letter froam horn. Ad
dress will b baased a attea as
J?erhaps the printers are delaying that
Anglo-Japanese treaty until the Itusso
Japauese treaty is put Into type.
It is to be hoped that the- platform to
be promulgated by the republicans of
Nebraska will hot be a string of plati
tudes. John Browu s soul must be glad that
It Is stilt marching when Kansas refuses
to permit negroes to attend school with
white children. ... ... .......
Perhaps if those former Omaha news
paper men would Join Mr. Bryan in the
trip around tbe world they might be able
to escape the attention of Mr. F. Crowe.
Utah deuiocr.au have inaugurated the
campaign of Governor Folk for the pres
idency. The governor must have left his
mascot when he started on bis trip to
Berlin will have to do more than to
raise the rate Of exchange If It keeps
German cash from seeking some of the
Inviting , investments now offered in
If it be true that there are gold de
posits in Manchuria the authorities at
Peking might as well prepare a Quit
claim deed to be executed to Great Brit
in at the proper time.
P. E. Her appears to have a good
many irons in the fire and a good many
more pipes to lay in order to connect
his sixty-mile interurban with the top
of his twelve-story hotel project
The anti-machine machine constructed
by the Fontaneile governors has been
carrying on a still hunt for its candi
dates, This is simply a revival of the
gopher clan and dark lantern campaign
; If the 8outh Omaha overlap funding
bonds are sold at a premium of $2,350,
what will become of the premium? Will
it be credited to the sinking fund or
dumped into the general fund to be ab
sorbed, with the next overlap.
That Governor Folk of Missouri has
entered upon tbe presidential race in
dead earnest Is manifest by the demon
strmtlohs at 8alt Lake City, wfcere he
was received with open arras by the
democratic Mormons, male and female.
The advauce In the price of oil is said
to have no bearing on the Kansas altua
tion. Wbat can that state expect after
If has placed Its trust in mere legislation
rather than in the good will of the deal
A Japanese diplomut is authority for
the statement that the assaults upon
Americans at Toklo were not intended
as an insult to them. In all probability
the Amerlcaus did not think of this at
the time or they would not hare dodged
Governor ardaman of Mississippi
loses no opportunity to achieve notort
ty. His latest surprise, constats in re
fusing to make a speech at the launching
of tbe warship Mississippi, and turning
the matter over to the Junior senator
from that state. Money talks this time.
The passing of Beach I. Ulnman calls
attention to tbe fact that as early a
1800 there were men willing to pin their
faith in tbe future of Western Nebraska
even though Irrigation bad not been pro
posed as the means of making the desert
bWosi Hie a ro4
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MIST STOP ruRAGIKO O.V THE EHEMX
For many years public sentiment in
ill parts of tbe country has been grow
!tiK stronger and 'stronger, against the
iccoptance of free transport"'0"- in any
,'orin by public officials state, county
mil municipal. Fass bribery is recog-
ilr.fHl as one of the most pernicious
sources of political corrupt lou and lt
rohlbltion by legislative enactment is
now demanded in almost every state of
the union. In response to public senti
ment many of the republican county
onventions In this state have Instructed
their delegates to the state convention
that meets at Lincoln next Thursday to
vote for the Insertion of an "anti-pass
plank in the republican platform. This
recommendation will, doubtless, be car
ried out by tbe convention.
So far as Nebraska is concerned, the
nntl-puss movement is not new. More
than twenty years ago the evils of pass
bribery were pointed out by The Bee
and legislative correction of the abuse
was urged ' during almost every session
of the Nebraska legislature. The Bee
even took issue with the late Senator
Van Wyok, who likened his acceptance
of pusses to "foraging on tbe enemy,'
and it was this foraging on the enemy
that seriously Impeded bis re-election to
Many of our public officials still con
tlnue to excuse their acceptance of so
called "pass courtesies" as "foraging
on the enemy," but the people at-large
do not take kindly to this mode of Justi
tlcatlon nor will they take kindly to
anti-pass platform pledges unless office
holders and candidates for office show a
disposition to do after election what they
promised before election. Foraging on
the enemy can be stopped only when
the public officials and candidates for
office, who travel on free transports
tion, run the risk of being deposed from
their office or relegated to private life,
and It is an open question whether
an anti-pass law could be enforced
strictly unless public sentiment makes
the acceptance of passes as odious as
the acceptance of any other bribe.
The most effective method of sup
pressing pass bribery, however, would
le a law that will either compel the
railroads to carry free all public offi
cialslegislative, administrative and Ju
dicial in state, county and city to and
from their homes and when traveling on
public business, or if such a measure
were fonnd to be. in contravention of
the federal constitution, a law that
would require the repayment of all
transportation charges to the public offi
cials under the above conditions. In any
event, an anti-pass law should also cover
delegates to political conventions who
should be placed upon the same footing
s excursionists and carried at nominal
rates fixed by law.
OCR OROWtSO XAVT.
It is believed that the next congress,
If It give heed to the demand for a re
duction of public expenditures, will be
i good deal less liberal in naval appro
priations than was the last congress.
While the American people are in favor
of having a strong navy, believing with
President Roosevelt that It makesfor
the preservation of peace, there are
many who think that the United States
has reached a point in the development
of its sea power that so well insures Its
security and the protection of Its insular
possessions as to render unnecessary so
rapid a naval expansion as we have been
making during the last twenty years.
There Is no desire to call a halt to naval
construction. That should not be done
so long as other nations are steadily in
creasing their sea power. But there la
a feeling that we can now safely slacken
the pace somewhat, especially in view of
the fact that the government is finding
it difficult to obtain men for the ships
already In commission. It is quite prob
able, therefore, that the Fifty-ninth con
gress will be disposed to . keep down
naval appropriations, possibly not ex
ceedlng one-half of tbe appropriations of
the last congress, as the most expedient
means of reducing expenditures and ob
At present the navy of tbe United
States contains fourteen first-class bat
tleships, two armored cruisers, thirteen
first-class cruisers and three unprotected
cruisers in commission. Thirteen battle
ships are in course of construction, four
of the larger class the Louisiana, the
Connecticut, the Kansas and the Ver
mont having been launched. Six of these
battleships belong to the 10,000 ton class,
three are 15,000 ton ships, two 14,600
tons and two 13,000 tons displacement
Ten armored cruisers and three pro
tected cruisers are also included in tho
list of new warships provided for by
congress. Two of the armored cruisers
will be 14,500 tons each, five 14,000 tons
and three 13,000 tons. The three pro
tected cruiser will be 0,000 tons each.
When all of these new vessels are
finished the American navy will conalst
of twenty-seven- battleships and thirty
one cruisers of all kinds. Tbe plan of
naval development includes also coast
defense vessels, gunboats, scouts, tor
pedo boats and torpedo boat destroyers
It is probable that the submarine bout
will also have a place in nayul develop
ment. Including the sum appropriated
at the last session of congress our nava
establishment represents an expenditure
of moYe than $1,000,000,000.
The American navy now ranks third
among the nations of the world, and It
has been' said that If the comparatively
worthless ships were eliminated from
the navies of Great Britain and France,
as has been done to a considerable ex
tent by the former, ours would rank.now
as second in the list of the sea powers.
ltoubtless some of our ships will a few
years hence tie classed among tbe "inef
fectlvea," so that in order to maintain
the position we pave reached we must
not entirely stop navy building. . It la
very likely, however, that our progress
hereafter will be less rapid than it baa
been during the past twenty years.
Nemaha- county republican have
adopted resolutions endorsing the admin
lstrutloa at President ItwMvtlt, and
especially bis course in bringing about
peace between Japan and Russia. This
is looking backward. looking forward,
the Nemaha county convention should
also have endorsed President Iloosevelfs
railway regulation and anti trust policy
and rledged our senators and repre
sentatives to its support without an "If
or a "but."
Ay ASTLVM Fun THS OPPRESSED-
Despite the agitation for stricter im
migration laws to heAd off the dread
Invasion from Europe, agalust which so
many various objections are entered,-the
idea of America as tbe land of freedom,
offering a refuge for. the afflicted and an
asylum for the oppressed still persists.
The latest manifestation comes in the
form of an organization under the name
of "American Society of Friends of Rus
sian Freedom," with which several dis
tinguished men and women are officially
Identified, who are appealing for aid to
take enre of the Russian political pris
oners found in the Island of Sakhalin,
who are to have their liberty at the
hands of the Japonese government, with
permission to leave the country If they
so choose to do. Among these prisoners,
we are told, are some of the noblest
Russian men and women, guilty of no
crime except working for those princi
ples of freedom and Justice which form
the basis of our political institutions.
These unfortunate people, sentenced to
long terms at hard labor, previous to
their deportation had all been deprived
of their property rights, and now that
their freedom Is in sight find themselves
without any means of livelihood and In
many chscs unfitted, by reason of their
imprisonment, for physical labor, or
barred by ignorance of the language and
customs of the Japanese from commer
cial and professional employment in
Tbe aim of tbe American society to
which allusion has been made is to
gather financial contributions from liberty-loving
men and women in Amerlcn
to enable the exiles to go where their
abilities and education will render tbem
useful members of the community. The
Inference is that a great many of them
will come to the United States, for
where else should they go when return
their native country is absolutely
out of the question and no other country
but the United States holds forth the
necessary promise of a folr field to make
their way In the world on an equal level
with its own citizens? The favor of giv
ing the downtrodden a chance to make
new start thoroughly Impregnates the
American people, and the asylum needed
by Russia's politically proscribed will
surely be forthcoming, as it was in the
BO's for the banished revolutionists of
France and Germany.
Wonderful things have happened in
Omaha. "No competition in want ads,"
declaims the fakery. Everybody who
has a want can have it filled by drop
ping a nickel in the hyphenated slot.
But really, Is not the clatter that has
been kept up by the fakery about want
ads for tbe last, twelve months a re
flection on tbe Intelligence of tbe people
of Omaha? Everybody In Omaha knows
that the fakery, morning, noon and
evening, bas a smaller circulation in
Omaha than either of the other Omaha
dallies by from 25 to 40 per cent, and
yet we are told, with all the sublime
assurance of the lightning rod peddler,
that the only way to reach the people
of Omaha is through the medium that
has less circulation, and cannot there
fore give as good returns as its com
petltors if it wanted to. It may be able
to make a greater showing. The fakery
methods remind us of a circus lemonade
barker, who cried out: "lleres your
Ice cold lemonade, only 3 cents a glass,
and you can see the California white
mouse for nothing."
Assistant City Attorney Herdinan,
who has Just returned from the natural
gas region of Kansas, reports that bis
father, who resides within the gas belt,
has a big bouse with gas light and a
stove in every room and all tbe cook'
ing for the household Is done by gas at
less than $2 per month; in fact, there
is so much gas that the people do not
know wbat to do with it That is the
trouble also in Omaha. But, turning
from the ridiculous to the sublime, Mr,
Herdman'8 glowing description of super
fluous natural gas is suggestive. If Mr.
Herdman or anybody else can Improvise
a pipe line between Omaha and the nat
ural gas fields of Kansas, Omaha will
illuminate and skyrocket in their honor.
Congressman Kennedy congratulates
the republicans of Douglas county on
the splendid material from which they
can pick candidates for the county
offices at tbe coming primary. This
does not mean, however, that every can
dldate who has filed bis name for
county office possesses every requisite
qualification. A man may be honest.
tut incompetent; another man may be
competent, but unreliable. There Is,
doubtless, an abundance of good ma
terlal to pick from, but republicans
should take pains to pick the best
Fate fought against Itusslu or Adml
ral Togo's flagship would have been de
stroyed before the treaty of peace was
signed. Tbe investigation into this af
fair, coming close upon the heels of the
investigation into the Bennington disss
ter, will afford an excellent opportunity
for a comparison of American and Japa
The Board of Fire and Police Com
mlssloners is now wrestling with the
finance question. If the board would
lay off the policemen who are now doing
political police duty in civilians' garb,
the finance question would be simplified
There Is a good deal more truth than
poetry in the recent declaration of Rev.
Frederick E. Hopkins of tbe Pilgrim
Congregational church of Chicago, that
the secret of social, political and re
liglou -corruption cm be traced almottt
every time right up to the habits and
pernicious Influence of "leading cltl
tens." Tbe republican estate convention could
do many worse things than make Sen
ator George Sheldon Its permanent chair
Record Worth Trying For.
If Mr. Roosevelt succeeds In ridding the
capital of grafters and Incompetents be
will go Into history as the ablest and most
different ot presidents.
Grand Army' Master Roll.
New York Tribune.
The Grand Army of the Republic report
a dlmunltinn of membership ot 14. '6 during
the last year. But the order is atill vigor
ous and flourishing, and Mil long remain
so. It has now 232,456 names on Its muster
RItsI . Prophets of Deapalr.
Mr. Rockefeller predicts hard times In
1907 and 1!T4 Herein wp see the difference
between Mr. Rockefeller and Mr. Ftensled
W. Lawson. The former does not find It
necessary to pay advertising rates to get
his predictions Into print.
rays to Ran and Lose,
Alton B. Farker is said to hve drawn
a Job with IIOO.OUO salary attached. It pays
a poor man to run for president. Bryan Is
rich, fat and happy. Farker Is on the
sunny side. Farker and Bryan should
both stand aside and give som other
democrat a chance In 1908.
What Solicitors Xealeeted to Tell.
The mutallty of life Insurance, according
to the testimony of Its operators, seems to
be, as far as the policyholders are con
cerned, largely constructive. These are
the days when we are finding out a good
deal more about life Insurance than tbe
loquent solicitors have ever told us.
The West for Blar Tilings.
The mighty west scorns to be outclassed
by the effete east, even In the matter of
hailstorms. The veracious reporter of hail
storms In the east generally stops short
at the goose egg size. Out in eastern Iowa
last week there was a hailstorm that
dropped blocks of Ice that were twelve
Inches In circumference and that killed
hogs. The man who saw these hailstones
Sedaetlon of the Railroad Tasa.
Mighty are the seductions of the railroad
pass. They represent more than money.
The member ot the legislature esteems his
passes far more than their pecuniary
equivalent. A railroad lobbyist can do
more with a 156 pass than with 150 in bills,
The pass is an evidence of pull, and there
is nothing that the American Is prouder of.
Governor Folk will not use passes on his
trip to the Lewis and Clark exposition, nor
will he allow his staff to, for which reason
he will be a little lonesome on his Journey.
TEX MILLIONS A DAY.
What King torn Realise on the Ab
ence of Jack Frost.
corn planting in the United States is
carried on usually from about May 15 to
the middle of June, according to localities
and weather conditions. The corn crop In
most parts is -usually beyond th reach of
frost by the end of September. The corn
growing season, therefore. Is substantially
the months of June, July, August and Sep
tember, or, roughly,1 120 days.
The government's latest estimate of the
yield of corn In this' country this .year.
based on the acreage planted and on the
condition of th crop. Is 1,696,000.000 bushels.
Corn Is selling around 63 cents on the
Board of Trade. At, say, SO cents a bushel,
the value of the estimated yield of corn
this year would be 11,297,500,000.
This value of, say, 11.200,000,000 Is built
up by nature and man in 120 days. ' Each
day's benefit to the crop, therefore, Is
practically 110,000,000. Of course, the early
days of th crop may be more beneficial
than some of the others, and when the corn
is maturing m tne fall time may mean
more to It than at some other seasons,
sun, tne proposition holds that the corn
crop grows about J10, 000,000 a day.
The season of early frosts is at hand.
ana, juagea Dy the summer, the fall is
likely to be a poor one. Practically all the
cereal crops that could suffer from frosts
are harvested, with the exception of corn,
This is the time of the annual race between
the maturing corn and th frost.
A killing frost throughout the west this
month would do millions of dollar of dam
age. But th time in which th weather
can do barm is short. In three weeks, at
tha utmost, the crop will be substantially
beyond the reach of cold. More than 80 per
cent of the crop Is now out of danger. A
yield valued at nearly 11,000,000,000 is al
Every day that passes without a frost
adds another $10,000,000 to the wealth at
SIMPLIFYING GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
A Large I adertaklnar. bat Persistent
Knocking; Gives Hop.
Detroit Fre tress.
nue th so-called Keep commission
which was the outcome of President Roose
velts idea that a radical reform should
be introduced into th government's
metnoas or doing business, has not yet
begun work, preparations for It are under
way and already some astonishing dlscov
enes nav been made, that is. they will
be astonishing to th world that Is not
familiar with the ways of th bureaucrats,
Not th least disconcerting of these dl
coveries is the system of placing clerks at
tasks without paying any heed whatever
to their qualifications and of making pro
motions without considering the ability of
the person promoted. Ambition Is at
discount and slothfulness at a premium.
Competence is secondary to length of ser
vice. Technical work Is done by low-grade
clerks and tha rat of pay has nothing
whatever to. do with th kind of work per
formed. In short, the whole system is
directly opposed to that followed in pri
vat commercial life.
Of course, th president made no state
ment that It was his Intention to Interfere
with tb system In, respect of these tilings
Ills Idea was to standardise and improve,
to eliminate red tap and simplify th
procedure. Officially there wa no indlca
tion that he was awar or th fact that
th number of employes of the government
is four times as great as Is necessary,
That Is a condition which is th penalty
of our political system. More rigid civil
service rules would not better It. Bo Ion
a congress makes th appropriations and
congressmen have henchmen and constlt
uents -so long will It endure. It Is not
of record that congress, even a remorse
lessly economical congress, ever limited
th number of employes a department
might have or rut down th salaries.
Thar la no hop for Improvement in this
direction. But if th Keep commission does
the work that Is expected of It. It la proba
ble that th method of making assignment
of clerks and promotions will be changed
so that salaries will be measured by th
character of th services performed.
similar work In different departments will
bring similar returna. There will b re
arrangement and readjustment, tut no de
ductlons. That la beyond hop.
ARMY GOSSIP I WASniJSGTO.
t'nrrent . Frenfs Gleaned from (he
Army and Xary Realster.
Th war department has sent out to Fort
Leavenworth the new signal corps' motor
wagon recently doslgned by the Board of
Equipment of the army signal office. That
branch of the army recently purchased the
mechanism of two types of motor vehicle.
The officers found considerable difficulty
In obtaining Just what was desired ss most
of the manufacturers devote their facilities
and ingenuity to the construction of tour
ing cars. One of the motor vehicles mas a
Wlnton two-cylinder, 2-horse power chas-
Is, which has been converted for use with
the field telegrsph train for carrying line
upplles and for general purposes In con
nection with the Meld telephone and tele
graph line. This wagon will be sent to
Omaha, where the army signal corps will
maintain a supply station, which will also
be the headquarters of the balloon train.
The other carriage Is an 8 to 10-horse
power Cadillac, single cylinder chassis, de-
Igned for telegrsph repair work, capsble
carrying our men with the material
nd the repair tools and equipped for mak
ing flying trips, being a sort of trouble
agon of the signal corps in the field.
The returns received at the war depart
ment regarding enlistments for the lln
tho army during the past month show
total of 3.712, ot which J.029 enlistments
were made In the cities and the remainder
military posts and In the field. They
are classified as follows: Infantry (whlta).
F92; coast artillery, 409; engineer bat
talions, 32; cavalry (white. 93; Held artil
lery, 90; United States Military academy
etachments, 10; Infantry (colored). 132;
cavalry (colored), 126; Indian scouts, S;
Porto Rico regiment of infantry, Philip
pine scouts, 84.
The quartermaster general of the army
as issued the new locker to certain bar
racks which have not been equipped with
that useful receptacle for soldiers' effects.
The completed locker Is a fine speclmejt of
workmanship. It is built of steel, covered
with a baked enamel of the conventional
rmy olive drab shade. It is six feet eight
Inches high, one foot seven inches deep,
and one foot eight Inches wide, with a
shelf at the top and bottom. There are
eleven hooks attached to the upper shelf.
There Is a ventilator at the top and bottom
of the door and otners at the back, Insur
ing plenty of air for the contents. There
Is a sloping top which will facilitate the
inspection of the locker room and prevent
the accumulation of old material in that
favorite place of deposit. It will be im
possible to secrete cast-off clothing and
other refuse under the locker as It stands
on the floor without any elevation. The
door Is secured by a padlock.
Captain George 8. Glbbs of the signal
corps has returned to duty in Washington
as the disbursing officer in the army sig
nal office after a vacation spent In Massa
chusetts, preceded by a period of service
with the Massachusetts militia In the an
nual encampment at Westneld. Captain
Qlbbs will make a report based on his
observations. The Massachusetts signal
corps consists of a company of fifty-four
men in command of two officers, the senior
being Captain Stevens. The command was
equipped with army signal corps appara
tua which was used Intelligently and with
good results. One interesting feature of
the encampment was an automobile re
connolssance, during which the devices
for visual signaling were used, the helio
graph by day and the acetyllne lantern by
night. By this means of travel It was
possible to cover a long distance In a short
period of lime. and send back to head
quarters full Information of the condition
of the roads, the repairs needed . and
similar valuable Information. It was found
that reports couM be made in a much
shorter time than when parties were other
wise sent out to make us of the field tele
graph. Captain Stevens attracted consider
able attention on account of his enthusiasm
for his work and the ingenuity he displayed
In the Invention and use of a sort of plow
which cut a thin furrow eight or nine
Inches deep In the ground, and at the sama
time imbedded and covered up th field
telegraph and telephone line, thus pro
tecting the wlr from discovery or injury.
There were obvious advantages ot this
method, which has Its undoubted value
under some conditions, although it would
not necessarily be of value In th regular
No changes will be made In the regula
tions relating to the conduct of post ex
changes in the matter of the extent of
credit which will be allowed enlisted men
of the army. A the situation stands now,
there may not be more than one-flfth of
the monthly pay of a soldier allowed him
as credit In his transactions with the ex
change. It was suggested by an officer at
Fort Stevens, Ore., that the regulations be
amended to give the commanding officer
and the exchange council discretion In this
matter. It may develop later that the
tredlt allowed a soldier at the post ex
change may be safely Increased, but It is
held, on the advice of the general staff.
that th new regulations have been In force
too short a time to give them a practical
test and no material change In tha rules
will be made for the present.
A circular will shortly be published from
the war department communicating to th
service th fact that at posts which ara
not regimental headquarters the officer In
charge xt the quartermaster's department
la Invariably a squadron or battalion quar
termaster, and adjutants of th battalion
and squadron are equally available for
these details. It Is deemed necessary that
there should be special attention drawn to
th necessity of selecting for this work
suitable officers, those who possess th
requisite experience, instead of ' second
lieutenants and young men of very limited
knowledge of th duties Involved. This Is
a subject which has been brought to the
attention of the acting chief ot staff by
th quartermaster general at whose In
stance the circular described will be Is
Answering th Last Revelll.
Not since 18H9, when th deathroll of th
Grand Army of the Republic was phenome
nal, has there been so large a number of
deaths In a single year as there was last
year, the total reaching 925, the total mem
bershlp of the Grand Army now being 282,'
451 Within the next few years, however,
It may be expected that there will be an
Increased death rate, for th approximate
age of those who served in the civil war
will reach th allotted number of years ot
man within the next decade. The pension
roll showed a decrease last year of about
.000 names, but the decline will not be as
rapid In this as in th membership of th
Grand Army, because disability increases
with age, and there will be additional appli
cations for pensions every year for som
time to com.
sjneeslng th Anelent Uats.
So far from receiving any Indemnity
from Japan, It is now Intimated that poor
old China will be expected to reimburse
th Japanese In som form or other for
their expenditures of men and money In
expelling Russia from Manchuria. Of
course, ther Is some foundation for such
a claim," but It would be mor valid if th
Japanese bad undertaken th Job for Chi
na's sak Instead of for their own. Ia
point of fact, the benefit to China' was only
Incidental to the Japanese campaign, which
waa firlaiarUa uriy selfUU qtjrpr.
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pure grape cream of tartar, and
absolutely free from lime,
alum and ammonia.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER
Lieutenant Fltshugh Lee, Lieutenant
Philip Sheridan and Captain Ulysses S.
Grant have been ordered to Washington
for the social season as presidential aides.
Everett B. Parrl, connected with the
Maine United States Coast Survey, is the
tallest man In the state, standing six feet
seven Inches In his stocking feet, and
weighs but 215 pounds.
Speaking of the Russian envoys at the
New York dinner. President Iladley of
Tale is reported to have pointed th moral
of the conference In one simple, direct
sentence, "We admlr the man who can see
that a straight flush is tinged with the sus
picion of a bobtail."
Frank H. Mayer of the Department of
Agriculture, has been assigned by Secre
tary Wilson to make a tour of northern
China In the Interest of that department.
He will explore tho Kuenlun mountain
region, the original home of th peach,
and he will make a special study of that
fruit in Its original habitat.
Justice Gaynor, whom th New Tork City
fuBlonlsts have been talking of as a possi
ble candidate for mayor Is a man with a
peculiarity. He seldom-looks at aques
tion from the point of view taken by other
men. As a result, lawyers who offer an
unusual plea or an argument based on
grounds not generally chosen In law Ilk
to take their cases before Gaynor.
They are much more severe in England.
A London publisher, bankrupt, has Just
been reprimanded by the court for his
manner of living. Tet his greatest dis
sipation appeared to be that of giving ex
pensive' dinners to authors whose friend
ship was a business asset. Such a man
as an omciai in a m insurance company
would have received a salary of 1100,000 a
The latest industrial exposition of wlda
and general Importance Is the First Annual
Advertising Show to b given at the Coli
seum in Chicago. Ootober 11 to 18, 1906, em
bracing all sorts and kinds ot advertising
devices, schemes and ideas that can be
demonstrated by display and practical
argument. The success of the venture haa
been assured by th ready and material
response of experts and dealers in business
promotion in all sections of the country,
and the International scope and importance
of the exposition is noted by the active
Interest taken by advertising experts of
Paris, Berlin, London and other European
centers. The latter will Join with Ameri
can advertising experts In giving addresses
and lectures every afternoon and evening
during th show on the best and most in
telligent methods for business promotion
A MAN OF PEACE.
Virile tonalities ot the President Make
Him mm Effective Peacemaker.
Theodore Roosevelt Is a fighter, and
hence it Is that he has Influence for peace.
It means something when a man who Is
known to be courageous and ready to fight
if need be calls for peace. EXIhu Root well
says that such a man Is a "fitting emis
sary of peace."
The president has been much misrepre
sented because or nis insistence upon tne
virile qualities, and in national policies
upon preparedness for war. It was nat
ural that those who were searching for
points to criticise or whose sincere view
point is different from his should assert
or fancy that he delights In war. But all
such do him Injustice. No mor than the
most extreme advocate or peace at any
price or of the doctrine of nonresistanc
does he take pleasur In scenes of blood.
The main difference between him and
them Is that he knows that war Is a pos
sibility, that war Is a great fact of human
experience Indeed, a certainty In th life
of every community. He would take it
Into account. He Is of th type of those to
whom the community turns when war
And knowing what the terrors of war
are. reeling in nis wnoie oeing wnac it is
to stak all that is dear In life on th tests
of war, he and all such men are th last
to Invlt war, and th first to ward It off
or to stop It when It has broken out. We
have tbe paradox that th true man, th
good man, the valiant man who is a man
of war Is th best man of peac.
Then take any
people are relying
this old standard
rt Ttoo-F th hair. . .
IBB' CHfckBY PCT0kAL-t ocagna.
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CO., NEW YORK.
Amaslna Achievements ot m Railroad
A new contribution to the literature of
the rate regulation controversy Is mure
characteristic than convincing. The
Atchison. Topeka Santa Fe management,
falling to perceive th virtue of mod.-nt
retirement after the recent disclosures of
Its methods, states that It sent out to Its
shippers through seven states and five ter
ritories the question: "Do you favor giv
ing the Inter-State commerce commission
the absolute power to fix all lnter-state
rates and to establish the relation of ratrj
between all localities?" It asserts that It
has received a 70 per cent response in the
negative. Wherefore, It Is argued that
western sentiment Is opposed to President
Roosevelt's rate policy. "
Showing to that effect Is a humbug, fur
two reasons. In the first place, a poll rf
commercltl sentiment that passes under
th supervision of railway management
Is foreordained to go In on way. Railroad
shippers have enough regard for their busi
ness health to make It certain, especially
In the case of a corporation recently famous
for the Hutchinson salt rat and the Colo
rado Fuel rebate, that there will be at
least a 70 per cent vot in accord with
In the next place, th Atchison Officials
took cafe to put the question In a form
which Its customers could answer In the
negative without straining their con
sciences. No on la proposing to confer
on the commission "th absolute power
to fix all Inter-state rates." The represen
tation made by th corporation that this
is what President Roosevelt proposes Is a
"Ufa Insurance has preserved many
families from the possibility of want,"
said the persuasive agent. -
"Yes," answered the reluctant listener,
"especially the families ot larg stock
holders." Washington Star.
"Who is that fellow In th stag box
who la laughing so heartily?"
"That's the author of the piece."
"Rather bad taste."
"Not at all. He never heard that com
edian's Jokes before." Modern Society.
pair of peacocks, of
said the farmer, "but It's
tell you that they're nretty
and their noise Isn't a hit
"That's why I want 'em," said the man
from th city. "The woman that lives
next door to m keeps a parrot." Chicago
Cltlxen What possible excuse did you
fellows hav for acquitting that mur
derer? Juryman Insanity.
Citizen Gee! The whole twelve of you?
He Could I call this evening? Have
something to tell you.
She Why. yes. Many are called, but
few are chosen. Oakland (Cal.) Tribune.
"My friend," asked his spiritual adviser,
"have you no fears of the hereafter?"
"Bless you, no," said the president of the
great fiduciary Institution, glancing un
easily at the news columns of tbe paper
that lay before him. "It's my heretofore
that I am afraid of nowl" Chicago Tri
une. WHEN DILSEY COMES TO TOWN.
Elolse Le Sherman in Leslie's Weekly.
When Dllsey goes to town wld m
She sholy do look fine;
She wears a dress er striped rd
iMt buttons up behln',
An' year-bobs an' a finger ring,
A hat wld flowers 'roun'
Dey aln' no lack er finery
When Dllsey goes to town.
When Dllsey goes to town wld m
I has to dress up, too; .
You oughter see ile prlmpln' an'
D shlntn' dat I do.
A nigger on a bigger dike
Den me aln' often foun';
I always wears de bes' I got
When Dllsey goes to town.
When Dllsey goes to town wld ma
I makes my waggln shine, '- .,
An' den I takes de .currycomb
To dat ol' mule er mine.
I tell you what, when we rides by,
D folks dey all turns 'roun'
An' stares an wonders who we Is,
When Dllsey goes to town.
When Dllsey goes to town wld me
We stays till nearly night,
An' when we'a loggln' long to'ds honae
De moon is shlnln' bright.
I s glad to reach de pasture gate.
An' let de ol' bars down.
For der I gets a kiss for toll.
When Dllsey goes to town.
try an experiment?
one of the hundreds of
new medicines on the market. 4
cumc, iney go, anu are
Or want to be cured?
Then take a medicine that
has been tested and tried,
generation after genera
tion. A medicine that has
been a household remedy
for sixty years. Ayer's
wn aurt gag
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