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TIIE 0MA1IA DAILY BEE: TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 10, -1005.
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WHEN OCT OF TOWN.
nbaoribers leaving; the city teas
poratlly ahoald have The Bee
nailed t them. It la better than
daily letter from home. Ad
drea will be shasgtd as often as
Primary flection today.
Registration day also today.
All railroad tluio t'lirUs now lu forco
ire subject to Uio approval of J. riuvlus.
Half the victory at the election la
gained by nominating a strong ticket at
It looks as if the new gag franchise
proposition did not contain enough can
lie power to light up the city council.
One of the Foutunelle candidates in
running for a sixth term in bis office.
Is this not coining pretty nenr the life
If tnere In any good reason why Ed
ward Brnlley should not be renominated
nd re-elected as coroner It has not yet
If American fishermen continue to
poach on the Canadian side of the lakes,
President Roosevelt may find use for the
big stick at home.
The cnli'iular maker must hare mis
placed his autumn equinox and then
have made the bungle worse In trying to
correct his mistake.
Registration day and primary election
day are one under the new law. By
rotlng at the primary you will be reg
istered at the same lline.
If you want an honest mau as guar
dian of the widows and orphans of
Douglas county cast your vote at the
primary for Charles W. Haller.
It is, as much the duty of the good
cltlten to participate in the primary
that nominates the candidates as it is to
vote at the election thnt comes later.
Japanese paymasters seem to have
studied occidental methods to their per
sonal discomfiture, since three of them
re under arrest for embezzlement.
Tl) "anti-peace" party of Japan can
with advantage to itself study the fate
of the Antl-Imperlallstlc league of Amer
ica before presenting Its legislative pro
The beautify Omaha campaign will
have to be given an extra push to make
good the loss of so many handsome trees
that have succumbed to the windstorms
New York ollce are interested In an
other "murder mystery.' If some of
these mysteries are not solved soon It
will become necessary to number them
In deporting the brother of Mme.
TIiimlert to France, American Inspectors
doubtless felt that there were already
enough high financial practitioners In
With four theaters now continu
ously running. Omnha will be entitled
to be written in big letters on the
theatrical map as compared with other
cities of its population.
Sir Thomas Upton has been thrown
from a horse in Edinburgh while pa
rading before the king. The baronet
has better luck when he confines his
advertising efforts to newspapers and
the briny d.eep.
Packers indicted at Chicago make the
point that the federal grand Jury was
Improperly drawn. It will not be diffi
cult to convince every man indicted at
the same time that this Is true, but It
required larger attorneys' fees than the
ordinary offender can pay to discover
.49 TO TARIFF RKVlilOS
Perhaps a majority of the American
people feel thut there Is uo more im
portant question to be determined by the
next congress than that of tariff revision.
It is a question which touches vitally tho
Industrial and commercial welfare of the
nation, not alone for the time being, but
for the future. For ten years the United
States has had a tariff under which the
general welfare has grown with a rapid
ity without precedent in our national
history. There has been during these
years an enormous industrial and com
mercial development We have wit
nessed not only this, but also a remark
able gain in the benefits to labor and
the accumulation of the gains of labor.
All along the line there has been prog
ress, a steady and normal advance, la
which every class of our people has
It is now proposed by some to make
a more or less radical departure from
the policy which has admittedly been so
potent an influence In building up the
United States to the ositlon it now oc
cupies among the industrial nations of
the world. There Is a prevalent belief
that this must be done in order to enable
this country to retain what foreign trade
It has got and expand our commerce.
It is urged that unless this is done we
will Inevitably lose a great deal of the
trado that has been won and inevitably
be driven to a lower place among the
great commercial nations. It is declared
that we must reduce our tariff or submit
to a material loss of trade, since our
Industrial and commercial competitors
in the markets of the world are putting
forth every effort to take trado away
This is not a new proposition. We
have been hearing it for years and never
more vigorously or persistently than
since the enactment of the present tariff
law. It was declared when that measure
was under consideration that if enacted
Into law it would have results disas
trous to our commerce. Events have
shown the fallacy of the prediction. We
have grown constantly and rapidly in
home development and in the foreign
commerce. Instead of the Dingley law
being a drawback It has been a most
powerful help to our International com
merce. Whereas before the enactment
of that law our business with foreign
nations was not growing, there has since
been witnessed a great progress In our
foreign trade, which is still increasing.
There Is hot a single fact to show that
the existing tariff law has done otherwise
than to contribute to the general well
lelng of the American people and to
keep ihe United States In the path ot
What bettor evidence could le desired
to show thnt the economic policy under
which this nation Is living Is an emi
nently wise policy, that should be stead
ily and conspicuously pursued, what
ever may be thought In Individual cases.
In other words, the essential thing is
to maintain the protective principle and
It can very confidently be predicted that
this will be the view of the majority In
the Fifty-ninth congress. Newspapers
and some prominent men In certain con
spicuous protection sections are urging
that the time is at hand for tariff revi
sion by the party of protection; that no
harm can come to the business of the
country If revision shall be at once
made by the party thot can be depended
upon to take such action with a due re
gard for the national Industries. There
Is unquestionably some plausibility In
this, but It is doubtful If any movement
can be made for changing tho tariff that
would not result In unsettling and dis
turbing to some extent the Industrial and
commercial affairs of the country and
thus necessarily putting a check upon
our now growing prosperity.
THE OHIO CAMPAlGX.
Although an off year in Ohio politics,
the campaign in that state is attracting
very general attention, perhaps due to
the feeling that the result may have a
more or less Important bearing upon the
chances of one or two of the prominent
men of that state in the national repub
lican convention of 1908. It appears to
be quite generally understood that Secre
tary Tuft is among the possible candi
dates of the republican party three years
hence for the presidency and unquestion
ably he Is regarded by republicans gen
erally as a man whose availability as a
presidential candidate Is Inferior to none.
He has a very strong hold upon the re
publicans of Ohio, who appreciate his
great ability and high personal char
acter. But If the Buckeye state should
go against the republican party next
November, the chances ,of a candidate
for the presidency lelng taken from
that state in 1008 would be greatly les
sened arid Mr. Taft would be relegated
to a rear position among possible presi
It is tMs which gives more than ordi
nary significance to the present year's
campaign In that state and Is stimulat
ing the republicans to extraordinary ef
forts. It Is announced that besides the
local leaders some of the most prom
inent republicans In the country will
take part in the campaign and that
the canvass will be characterized by ex
traordinary energy on the part of the
republicans, who will probably conduct
their flghf largely on national Issues.
There has developed an exceedingly
strong opposition to the re-election of
Governor Herrick, whose administra
tion. It appears, has given great offense
to many Influential republicans. These
charge him with havtpg been unfaithful
to his pledges when elected governor
two years ago and with having done
things inimical not only to the interests
of his rarty, but also to the public wel-
fare. It seems that his course has cre
ated a factional contest in the repub
lican ranks and those of hla party who
are antagonizing him are men of more
than ordinary Influence. In spite of
this the probability is that the repub
licans will win, since normally that
party has a majority of about 50,000,
but it will require extraordinary efforts
to achieve victory. So far as can be
Judged from report the Herrick lead
ershlp is not especially able and lndlca- f
t Ions are not wanting that there are
some of the leaders who would not re
gret the defeat of the republican guber
A SACKED (JUAHDlASSHir.
The time Is at hand when the lid must
be taken off the county court depository,
which for six years has probated the
estates of more than '1,'2 deceased per
sons, whose aggregate wealth must have
amounted to from $.",0(X,000 to $10,000,
000. It is anticipated that the estates
of some of the wealthiest residents of
Omaha and I)ouglas county, who have
passed the a Doted three score and ten,
will have to be probated by the next
county Judge, and hundreds of families
of moderate means will also bo subject
to the same guardianship.
Under our system In force by law, the
citizens of Douglas county will be com
pelled to decide for themselves at to
morrow's primary in whose hands they
are willing to place this sacred trust.
As the democrats have but one candi
date on the official primary ballot, mem
bers of that party have no other choice,
but republicans are privileged to choose
between one of four candidates for
county Judge, viz:
Charles Leslie, chief clerk of Judge
Vlusonhaler, the present Incumbent,
whose administration is shrouded in
Charles T. Dickinson, whose record lu
tho same position In Burt county was
B. F. Thomas, whose career In the late
legislature showed him to be shifty and
Charles W. Holier, who is reputed to
be an able lawyer of unquestioned in
tegrity, although never before a candi
date for office by reason of his adher
ence to his professional labors.
Before entering the booth tomorrow
every thoughtful republican voter should
ask himself these questions: .Suppose
you knew you were to die wifiiln the
next two years, would you be willing
to place your wife and family and those
dependent upon your savings in the
hands of any man 'whom you could not
Implicitly trust? If you have no prop
erty and have nobody dependent upon
you. would you consider It Just and
proper to foist into the office of probate
Judge an untrustworthy man and by
your vote help to place the widows and
orphans of Douglas county at the mercy
of any man of doubtful Integrity? .
It Is so hard to get un honest man to
run for office that men who want good
government should rejoice when an op
portunity presents Itself now and then
to secure the nomination of an honest
man. For thut reason Charles W. Hal
ler, who has never sought office and
only reluctantly, after much urging, con
sented to allow his name to be used as
a candidate for county Judge, should
receive the active and earnest support
of every republican who desires to ele
vate the standard of our Judiciary and
place the. heritage of Douglas county
widows and orphans beyond the reach
of speculators or grafters.
The office of police magistrate should
be filled by a lawyer of known ability.
The attempt of the Fontauelle club to
foist William B. Ten Eyck on the citi
zens of Omaha for Judge of the police
court. In view of his notorious lack of ca
pacity and his peculiar record In the leg
islature, caps the climax. As between
Ten Eyck and his competitor, Bryce
Crawford, comparisons would be odious.
Bryce Crawford has experience on the
bench, both as a Justice of the pence
and as acting police Judge, while Ten
Eyck has absolutely no experience as a
The repuMican state convention en
dorsed direct primary nominations and
the eyes of the state will be on Omaha
as it makes its first experiment under
the new direct primary law. Direct pri
maries are looked to give the people a
chance to make their own selections of
party nominations, but If It should work
out in Omaha that direct primaries mean
simply the usurpation of the power to
nominate candidates by a little star
chamber coterie of Fontanelle chiefs, the
cause of the direct primaries will likely
suffer a decided setback.
Primary election officers aro up
against a long day's work. The polls
will not close until 9 o'clock at nluht.
and then must come tho counting and
the completion of the records. But they
will get even at the regular election,
when all they will have to do will be to
unlock the registering device of the vot
ing machine and copy off the returns, all
tabulated and verified.
Odd Fellows find a decrease In the
membership of their uniformed degree.
This may not mean that the people of
the United States are changing their ap
preciation of gold lace so much as that
It comes easier to get the decoration
from some other source.
It Is reported that Turkish troops sold
arms to the enemy In order to secure
food. Under the same circumstances an
American army would have done some
hard fighting and ended by having- both
food and arms.
Reports from Missouri siiy that Jeffer
son City U Isolated. As the legislature
Is not in session and lobbyists are on a
vacation It Is difficult to see what differ
ence isolation can make to the town.
Omaha "tieuds" can "smoke up" If
they can roll their own cigarettes, but
as they have always leen able to do
this. Judge Day's decision Is chiefly in
teresting for what It does not say.
In taking advantage of the Russian
mutiny to fortify the Bosphorus, Turkey
may not have acted on the advice of
Great Britain, but the effect is Just as
satisfactory at London.
Stand by the regular republican or
ganisation that has done all the work
for republican success in recent elections
by voting for the regular candidates for
membership In the county committee In
your precinct. The names of these can
didates for the various districts respec
tively are to be found elsewhere in this
rilnalnar to Old Landmarks.
Thirty thousand of Iowa's people may
have moved away, but the census shows
no sign that the Iowa idea Is proposing to
A great exodus of hungry politicians may
be expected to set In from other sections
of the country towards the west. A golden
plum has been evolved there." Imagine the
shaking of the tree!
Oar Tronblea Vanish.
Nebraska may now settle down to a real
enjoyment of her blessings. Frost has
removed danger of a yellow fever Invasion
and Mr. Bryan Is preparing to go away
for a couple of years.
Common Sense Points the Way.
Common sense can be counted on In the
negotiations between Sweden and Norway
to prevent a break over such a matter as
a few old land fortresses. The two coun
tries are expected to start off on their in
dependent lareera with" an arbitration
treaty, which will go far to prevent future
wars, and therefore they will not need
fortresses frowning across the frontier.
Karnes of All Colors.
New Tork Tribune.
There are coincidences In the names of
the United States marine hospital service
surgeons who have been sent to New Or
leans to fight yellow fever. Dr. White
Is In charge of the work and his chief as
sistant Is rr. Rupert Blue. Pr. Lavendar
and Dr. Green are at work In the wards.
There Is a Dr. Brown In the service, but
he has not yet been ordered to New Or
leans. In discussing the fever situation a
few days ago Dr. White remarked: "You
can hardly expect us to stamp out fever
before frost comes." A few hours later Dr.
Frost arrived from Washington and went
to work In the stricken city.
Preserve the Indian Names.
The suggestion has been made that when
Indian territory shall become a state or
part of a state the new state shall be called
Sequoyah, In memory of the half-breed
Cherokee who Invented the syllable alpha
bet of the Cherokee language and who
performed other noteworthy services for
his people. Whether the suggestion Is good
or bad Is not now to be determined, but
certain It Is that a conspicuous argument
against the adoption of the name Is un
sound. It Is argued that it Is an Indian
name and hard to pronounce. Mercy! A
citizen of the Vnlted States to urge this
as a reason against a geographical name In
the United States! If there Is anything In
the power of precedent or the force of
example this Is not an objection to but an
argument for the name Sequoyah. For
nearly 100 years we have been saying
Massachusetts, Connecticut and Delaware
and for a long time have been pronouncing
Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky,
Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri,
Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, etc.
REQIKSTS TO BE HONORED.
Effect of the Chinese Boycott on
t American Goods.
Secretary Taft; went to China primarily
to see what could be done to smooth away
the difficulties created by the native boy
cott on. American goods. To that end he
has had several conferences with Chinese
merchants. - Naturally a price was demanded
for the concession he asked. Unexpectedly
the price was moderate. The Chinese are
not disposed to be vindictive. The secretary-
was requested to secure a more re
stricted definition of the word laborer In
the exclusion act, to have the law, or the
Interpretation of It, so modified that the
term In question could not be stretched to
cover commercial assistants who come here
In the Interest of Chinese Arms or to enter
the employ of Chinese merchants already
established In our cities. Also, an assur
ance was required that certificates granted
by American consuls In China to emigrat
ing Chinese should be considered final and
should not be subject to revision here.
Also, a more liberal treatment was re
quested for Chinese holding passports, and
the secretary was urged to Improve the
travesty on accommodations now provided
at some ports of entry for immigrants.
All of these requests have been approved
by Mr. Taft, who will submit them to the
president. Most of them can be honored
by executive order alone and without an
appeal to congress. But should the sanc
tion of that body be needed to secure full
compliance with the wishes of the Chinese
merchants we have little doubt that the
lesson so recently administered through
the commercial guilds will exercise a most
compelling effect. When the American
pocket nerve Is touched nothing Is allowed
long to stand In the way of relief. The
agony Is too acute to be Indefinitely pro
longed. Congress will be made fully aware
ot Its responsibility In the premises.
DIVORCE I CANADA.
Remarriage of Divorced Persona For
bidden by Episcopal Church.
The Episcopal church In Canada has set
tied the question of the remarriage ot di
vorced persons by absolutely forbidding Its
clergy to remarry any divorced person
while the former husband or wife Is still
living. This Is naturally taken aa an en
couraging symptom by the advocates of a
similar reform In the church in this coun
try. If Canada can set so high a standard,
why not the United States?
When one compares the conditions which
confront the churches In the two coun
tries, however, the answer will not seem
so simple. Fortunately, official statistics
for Canada published by the Dominion gov
ernment are available. In the year 1904
five divorces In Ontario and one In Quebec
were granted by act of Parliament. In
three other provinces thirteen Judicial di
vorces were granted. The total for all
Canada In 1804 was nineteen. In the thlrty
S"en years. 1868 to Inclusive, the total
number of divorces of all kinds granted in
Canada was In addition to these a
total of nine Judicial separations and "de
crees nisi" were granted In that period.
The number of divorced men and women,
both natives and Immigrants, living In
Canada In 1901 was Ml, or, as the statis
tical year book carefully points out, 12. 3
In every 100,000 of the population. .
There la hardly a judge In the most re
mote county of the United States who
does not grant as many divorces a year aa
all the parliaments and Judges of all Can
ada. We have no figures of annual di
vorces granted, but our last census showed
19.6 divorced persons living In the coun
try, and this figure takes no account of the
divorced persons already remarried. The
figure Just given would be on the basis of
luO In the 100.000.
If Canada had ever acquired the divorce
habit of the American states no church
would be able to establish so vigorous a
rule against remarriage with so little
trouble. The pressure on the clergy of
twenty applicants for remarriage a year Is
not to be compared with the pressure of
tens of thousands.
'Bonn ABOIT HEW YORK.
Ripples On the Cnrrent of Life In
A heart-touching Instance of heroic devo
tion of a girl of 18 to her brother and sister
was brought to the notice of a court In
Brooklyn last week. At the Instance of the
Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Chil
dren, Mamie Fllzpatrlck was brought be
fore the court, where she told, In answer
to questions, a simple, unaffected story of
how she was supporting herself and the
younger brother and sister on an Income of
.1.Sn a week. Small for her age, neatly
dressed, and looking plump and healthy,
her story could hardly be believed, but It
was confirmed by Mrs. Maggie Jones. In
whose home the children had a room.
The mother died three years ago, and
the father, William Fltzpatrtck. married
again last spring, and In May left Mamie,
Thomas, aged 14. and Alice, aged 11, to
shift for themselves. Mamie was working
In a canning factory for $3.50 a week, and
on this Income she made a home for her
charges. For $1.80 a week she rented a
room from Mrs. Jones, and on the other
$2 the family lived. How they did It
Mamie could not tell herself last night,
but It was buns and milk In the morning,
and there was rfot much change In the diet
Thomas and Alice went to school In the
spring, and they always looked neat, for
on Saturday Alice did the family wash
ing. And they were always at church on
Naturally Mamie did not take a vacation
this summer, hut during the evenings
would sit in front of their home A 938 At
lantic avenue mending the clothes of the
little ones, sometimes walking with them
to Prospect park and sometimes hoping
they would have money enough to take
a trip to Coney Island,
Patrolman Helsterhagen of the East
Twenty-second street police station saw a
crowd at Third avenue and Twenty-fifth
street, gathered about what he thought
was an Indian who stood half a head
taller than those In the crowd. When the
patrolman got Into the throng he was as
tonished to discover that the person In the
center was a woman who equaled his own
height of six feet one Inch. She was ap
parently excited, and her clothing so dis
arranged that the policeman thought It
best to arrest her. He got a surprise right
The woman picked him up as If he had
been a pigmy, and was shaking him, con
siderably to the delight of the onlookers,
when Patrolman Ryan happened along.
Ryan Is no baby In else, and he went to
It was all one, however, to the tall
woman. She took a firm grip on Helster
hagen with one hand and grabbed Ryan
by the neck with the other. Then she
bumped them around and mussed up their
hair before she decided she had had fun
enough for a little while and agreed to
go to the station.
With the two policemen as escorts, and
a bystander assisting, she went about two
blocks. Then she suddenly plied Helster
hagen and Ryan and their citizen aid In
a heap. She waited for them to get up
and said she was ready to resume her
walk. A wagon came along and she rode
to the station house. She gave her name
as Mary Little and her home as Virginia.
She said she had been visiting a brother
In New York City.
Coney Island is to have a Mardl Gras
a fete of electric lights, flowers, floats and
femininity that Is to take rank with the
famous festivals of the same kind lu
Rome, Nice, Paris and New Orleans. It la
to last five days, and It will cost $50,000 to
carry it out, according to the present
The festival is to open on the evening of
Sepember 19 and lsst five days, until Sep
tember 24. For artistic and business rea
sons the greatest spectacles, the parades,
will take place every evening. Electric
displays are to play a prominent part both
In the parade and in the decorations.
After all we have heard of the brutality
of the Gotham motormen It is pleasant to
record a little Incident that occurred re
cently on a Twenty-third street car In that
city. The car came to a sudden and dis
concerting standstill, and when the pas
sengers had recovered their equilibrium
they were surprised to see the motorman
dismounted and stroking the feathers of a
mother dove that had perched near the
trolley slofln front of the car with a little
dove snuggled under her wing. "I've never
taken a life yet," said the motorman as
he climbed back after having put the dis
turbers of traffic out of harm's way, "and
I'm not going to start with a tame dove."
Signs of building are on every side of
the citizen of the metropolis, and yet, aa a
rule, he little realizes at what a tremeu
dous pace the new structures are going up.
As a matter of fact, a house Is built every
fifty-one minutes. In the whole city last
year 10,122 buildings of various descriptions
were erected, of which 1,402 were built In
Manhattan. 1.671 In The Bronx, 6,79$ in
Brooklyn, 919 In Queens and $37 In Btaten
Island. Yet, although Manhattan fell be
hind The Bronx and Brooklyn In the num
ber of Uul'dlngs constructed, It spent more
than all the other boroughs put together.
The people of all New York spend $4.65 a
second for new buildings, and of this sum
$2.40 comes out of the pockets of Manhat
tanltes. In the last year In Manhattan the
bill for buildings amounted to $74,932,000,
while that for The Bronx was $23. 144.500;
Brooklyn, $39,872,740; Queens. I7.9SJ.437 and
Elaten Island, !96.241. As much money
is spent In buildings In five days In Man
hattan as on Staten Island In all the year.
Some weeks ago a woman entered a New
York hotel and deliberately shot a stenog
rapher In the back, with the obvious In
tention of killing her. The cause Is a
minor point, but It was evidently the Jeal
ousy generated between two women over
one of the women's husband. The woman
who was Bhot recovered, and on Friday a
New York police Justice took up the case.
He found that the lawyers for the two
women had reached an agreement as to
the deposition of the prisoner, accused of
attempted murder. The victim had agreed
not to make a complaint and the would
be murderess had agreed to leave the state
at once and go to Minnesota to live. The
strangest phase of the affair Is that hU
honor accepted this extraordinary arrange
ment, which might be called a ladies'
agreement for the promotion of assaults
with Intent to kill, and dismissed the case.
In many of New York's busiest streets
are shop windows that look like miniature
Industrial exhibitions, so varied are the
trades represented there. This does not
mean that the proprietor of the shop la a
syndicate of business enterprises; It simply
means that other tradesmen have rented
space In his window for the purpose of dis
playing their goods. The combinations thus
effected are often novel, even Incongruous.
Jewels of an Inferior grade twinkle at the
foot of ready-made "pants" In tailors' win
dows, lengths of accordion-pleated silk dan
gle above rows of heavy-soled shoes, while
In one Columbus avenue shop bird cages
and dressmakers' supplies divide the spaoe
squally. The demand for window space la
small shops exceeds the supply, slnos many
tradesmen whose stores are located on aide
streets where the passers-by are compara
tively few, find It to their advantage to
display their goods In more conspicuous
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HD A F'TTTM,
A Groam of Tartar Powder
Pilado From Grapes
China discriminates shamelessly In th-
boycott matter. Shanghai liars are work
ng overtime to supply the demand.
The shah of Persia Is said to be a victim
of acute melancholia. The shah Is the
most plurally married man In the world.
A copy of the will of Joseph Jefferson
was filed In Baltimore on the Hth. Ho
leaves his best fishing reel to Grover Cleve
Mr. Rockefeller Is quoted as saying that
patience and courage underlie his success.
The burning of considerable mtd-nlght oil
The discovery of a pot of money burled
In a town lot In North Carolina suggests
to people hereabouts the wisdom of per
It Is gratifying to national pride, to learn
that the American congressional delega
tion, while visiting Peking, wasn't curious
enough to ask, "How old Is An?"
Congressman Calderhead, of Kansas,
when a young man moved onto a piece of
government land in that state and built,
with his own hands, a cabin 10 by 14. mak
ing all of the furniture except the stove.
Some Canadian papers express amazement
that Lord Mlnto has been named to suc
ceed Lord Curson as viceroy of India. They
consider that he Is not big enough for the
place. One paper declares that his lordship
was barely up to the governorship of Can
ada, "an office of purely nominal functions
which any school boy could fill."
Prof. Theodore A. Schurr, who has Just
died In Baltimore, was a pioneer In the
crusade against killing birds for hat
adornment. He had a collection of birds
and butterflies representing 50,000 speci
mens, valued at about $100,000. He had
In his possession more than 1,200 personal
letters and testimonials from presidents of
universities and colleges regarding his ex
hibit. At times the German emperor, always
very saving of his money, pushes his
economy to the verge of niggardliness.
When he visited Constantinople some time
ago he was magnificently received and was
loaded down with handsome presents. Dur
ing his stay he instructed an aid to dis
tribute the usual presents among the Turk
ish servants attached to his persons, but
carefully limited the total amount. When
the aid offered a dollar to the head coach
man the latter said with perfect respect:
"No, tbank you, I am not thirsty."
IS IT PROSPERITY t"
Information Offered ,n Inquisitive
This is the question which Colonel Bryan
asks in the Commoner. It is a natural
question for Colonel Bryan to ask, for Just
nine years ago he was predicting that If
his way waa not followed disaster would
come to the masses. The most enthusiastic
advocate of a gold standard, however, can
not in hla wildest dreams ever expect the
prosperity which has come to the masses
One simple taste of prosperity passes all
others. This Is the amount of food eaten,
the beverages drunk and of clothing worn.
In the nature ot things' no rich man can
eat more than so much though some man
age to drink a good deal, or wear more
than so much of the ordinary range of
clothing. This Is a contrast between the
per capita consumption of food In 1896 and
1S9 1904. Increase.
Wheat 4 59 bu. 6.33 bu. 1 74 bu.
Corn 17.18 bu. 26 74 bu. 9.M bu.
Sugar 63 4 lbs. 76 S lbs. 1 19 lbs.
Coffee 9.33 lbs. 11.76 lbs. 2 42 lbs.
Spirits 1.14 gal. 1 48 gal. 84 gal.
Malt liquors. ...15 13 gal. 18.28 gal. 3.15 gal.
Wine . .28 gal. .53 gal. 25 gal.
Raw cotton 22.75 lbs. 28 28 lbs. 2.53 lbs.
These are the most eloquent figures we
know. We commend them to Colonel
Bryan. Of course, if we told him that
th wealth of the country had gained
one-third, or money in circulation one-half.
There are no
we might mention
yellow dock root,
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thorn bark, senna leaves, burdock root, cimi-
cifuga root, cinchona bark, Phytolacca root.
Ayer's Sarsaparilla is
genuine medicine, a doctor's medicine.
SUae y she I. O. are Oe., leweU, Uses.
tniC.in III of
ittt'l lint YlfX For tks Ulr. aTER'S PILLS Tor eonstleetloa.
' CMaJOtY I-llCTOILaL Vuteoarat. AYaH'S ACiUtt CCk-B ti nHuria ami iril.
or bank clearings double, or freight car
ried nearly double, or pig iron production
risen three-quarters, ho would tell us that
Ills added to the wealth of corporators.
Hut when the amount of wheat consumed
rises by one-third, so that there Is actually
In this year of grace one-third more bread
per iuad being eaten than was eaten per
head when Colonel Bryan was telling the
world that the poor would all starve if
his silver standard was not adopted, there
Is no answer to the argument.
It Is a clean knock-down. So with the
figures In the amount of sugar, which has
risen by another fifth. The wildest desires
of monopoly and the money bug cannot
tutu a man mure man so roucn sugar
or so much coffee. If there Is a fifth more J
being used now than ten years ago PrJ
head It means that a great many people
,,w vuuiu iioi nnura ineir nil or conee ana
sugsr then are now having both to their
heart's content and desire.
If Colonel Bryan will turn his attention
away from the corporations and monopo
lies and look upon the family table of his
fellow-citizens and see how much bigger
Is the general loaf, how much fuller the
sugar bowl and how much more coffee
there Is In the pot, and how much mora
cotton there Is belne tmerl In xlnthlnir
will have an answer which cannot be gain-
said to his question, "Is It prosperity 7"
PASS IX (J PLEASANTRIES.
Mistress Why did you leave your last
The Coole-The kitchen didn't have any
felicities Chicago Hecord-Herald.
.LMr Co1'"" I though you said I held
the first place In your heart.
Miss Uldd.-iy So you do; but the first
place, of course, la down at the bottom.
The latest tenant Is always at the top.
Percy How did Mabel like the Idea of
your starting a mustache?
Reggle-Oh, she was tickled! Boston
She fon shipboard) Is the moon up dear?
He If It isn't it's lonesome Harper's
"What do you think of the trust prob
lem?" "It Is becoming more difficult than ever."
answered Senator Sorghum, with a ting.'
of sadness In his tone. "The trusts are
growing so arrogant that there Is no tell
ing whom they will put off the pay roll
next." Washington Star.
. "You here James!" exclaimed the slum
worker, visiting the Jail.
"Yes'ro," replied the new prisoner, who
was In for burglary.
"Well, well, I certainly am surprised."
"So was I, ma'am, or I wouldn't be
here." Philadelphia Press.
Maudle Lucy Wellon Is going to mftrrv
Widower Skimp, is she? I wonder what
she sees In him that she fancies?
Mayme A husband Chicago Tribune.
"While he was under 30 his parents had
too much sense to let him marry."
"While he was under 60 he had too much
sense to wed."
"Now that he's 85-'
"He's going to take a wife." Louisville
THE CASH ACCOIXT.
I cannot make the thing come out.
Though I have thought and thought and
And tried to make a careful note
Of everything that I have bought.
The more 1 think and think and think,
Tho more In vain my brain ferments.
Confound the pesky cash account! ,
Where did I s:end that thirty cent?
Ten cents for care fares that's all right!
Three dollars for a new strsw hat.
For luncheon, fifty; shoe shine, five
Oh. hang It! Yes, I've got all that!
Considering the scant supply,
The treasury has too manv vents.
It's outgo, outgo all the time
Where did I spend that thirty cents'
CIsars. four-fifty; grape Juice, ten
(I think it had some foam on top)
Bleachers and peanuts, thirty-five.
And ten cents more for ginger pop.
But still that haunting deficit
My deep perplexity augments.
What was It for? Oh, well, here goes!
"For foreign missions, thirty cents!"
in this standard
stillingia root, buck
certainly a medicine,
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