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Omaha or eastern exchanges, not accented.
Stats of Nebraska, Douglas County, as:
C. C. Rosewater, secretary of The Bee
Publishing Company, being duty sworn,
says that the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally, Morning.
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the
monin or September, 1BU6, was as follows:
1 B0.4OO
t ftl.ftAA
f sn.ftno
4 t ao,a.v
t 80.TTO
.. 81,000
10 20,(IB0
11 80,800
It ftO.TSO
U 81,000
Total V20,n20
Iess unsold eoples
lit 81, TOO
17 sn.oto
18 80,700
19 3O.T00
20 82.410
21 80,820
82 80,000
23 81.924)
24 8O.OB0
25 81,130
28 81,0,10
27 80,1X10
28 80.770
29 30,970
30 81,0
Net total sales 010.H2S
Dally average 8o,314
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before me this 30 day of Bcptember, 1(.
(Seal) . M.- 1J. HUNGATK,
Notary Public.
Sahserlbrra Ieavlas; the city temporal-!
y ahonld have The Bee
mallew to them. It Is better than
dally letter from home. Ad
drees will be the. aged as often as
All hall Ak-Sar-Ben XI!
Great Is the royal Hue of Ak-Sar-Ben!
. But the last of tbe line Is always great
President Haiusey seems to Lave neg
lected to enjoin, the board of directors
of tbe Wabash.
Local politics seem to be iu abeyance.
They will break loose, however, in full
force before another week Is ended.
Invitations to attend the negro burn-
ing issued recently by a Texas mob
hare been recalled, but only because
the negro escaped.
The members of congress who have
cnllod npon President Hooserelt since
his return to Washington, with a Tlew
to lenrning how he stood upon the ques
tion of railway rate regulation, have
earned what they should have ex
pected, that the president Is absolutely
consistent respecting his position on
that Important question. It Is Incom
prehensible how any one could have
for a moment Imagined that the presi
dent had In the least respect modified
changed the views which he ex
pressed unqualifiedly in his last annual
message and which he has since given
the country to clearly understand he
adhered to.
It Is not the habit of Theodore Roose
velt to abandon policies and principles
to which he has explicitly committed
himself. His whole public career shows
that once having taken a stand regard
ing a question of commanding public
Interest be does not relinquish it Mr.
Roosevelt forms his judgment carefully
and Judiciously. He doeg not reach
opinions and conclusions In a haphasard
way. No question that Is presented to
him falls to receive the consideration
which Its Importance requires. This Is
universally recognlced and by no class
of the people more than by the railway
Interest That ' Interest is perfectly
aware of the fact that the president
has given his very best thought to the
question of remedying those faults and
abuses which are of common complaint
nd that being convinced of the neces
sity of reform he will persist in the
effort to bring It alraut.
We have repeatedly expressed our
absolute confidence that President
Roosevelt would be found entirely faith
ful to the position he announced in his
last annual message regarding the regu
lation of railway rates. While others
have expressed doubt and distrust, sug
gesting that the president would modify
his attitude on this most Important sub
ject as a concession to the railroad In
fluence, we have always felt that he
would be found Just where it is now
shown he stands, firmly and consist
ently In the position he announced a
year ago. For this view of what the
president believes to be essential he
will continue to battle, assured of an
overwhelming popular support. The
persistent efforts of the railroads to
reate public sentiment in opposition to
the president's position has had very
little effect. The campaign of the rail
ways has been conducted with marked
energy, every device which they could
use In playing upon the public mind
has been employed, yet the sentiment
In favor of rate regulation is as strong
today, there is every reason to believe,
as ever before, and even the United
States senate will be forced to recognise
it. Under the strong leadership of
President Roosevelt the people may
confidently count upon getting the rail
way legislation which they have been
so long seeking.
. Young Mr. McCurdy's commission on
commissions will afford a most Inter
estlng chapter to the policyholder who
pays the freight.
iTiees quoted for stocks on Wall
atreet indicate that the news from the
grain fields of the west Is accepted as
genuine In the east
Throwing dirt on a uew Pacific rail
way west of Salt Lake aoes not disturb
Omaha's position as the gateway for
transcontinental traffic.
With the Hon. P. Crowe behind the
bars, the reduction in the police force
to prevent the threatened overlap in the
police fund ought !to bo made with rea
sonable safety.
It is safe to predict tbat Grover Cleve
land's Impending visit to Nebraska will
not.te made the occasion of a special
conclave or the state Federation of
Women's Clubs.
Toorla serves notice that distilling Is
not the only local industry in which its
citizens excel. Superintendent Dough
erty's peculiar record will likely stand
at the head of Its class for some time,
oovernor Mickey's comments on Oie
Omaha street fair are echoed by many
thousands of visitors who have been
delighted with the show. And the gov
ernor did not visit the midway attrac
tions either.
If a Judicial writ can be invoked to
suppress the early morning rooster
chorus In neighbors back yards, as pro-
posed by au eminent Nebraska lawyer.
the full possibilities of government by
injunction are still to be realized on,
Tbe local Pat Crowe organ has dls
covered that the famous kidnaper has
been telling some "preposterous tales,
nut, men. tue local v, c. organ clrcu
la ted some preposterous tales of Its own
at the time of the famous kidnaping ex
' District Attorney Jerome's definite an
nonncemeut toat be will take a hand
iu tho investigation assure
farther and still more interesting dls
closures man any yet made. There la
a inedibility now that the bottom will
be reached.
me reeora i.reamug crowds of via
Itora to the Ak-8ar-Ben carnival pre
sage well for the coming horse show
It only our neighbors can be inoculated
with the habit Of coming to Omaha on
festive occasions we may expect to see
them often.
M. Wltte finds his popularity waning
somewhat as he gets farther from the
throne and nearer to the Russian people.
lie la being asked to bear his share of
responsibility for the war In addition
to whatever of distinction be achieved
la aiding in bringing to a close the
active uoattllue.
foreign positions far in excess of the
supply perhaps accounts for the indif
ference1 of congress in regard to re
muneration and other conditions ss to
which our government is behind those
of even the small Kurort n nations, but
It Is well to bear in mind that from
a commercial point of view we are
doubtless losers from keeping our for
eign service In an Inferior position, par
ticularly In countries where there Is an
active rivalry for trade. The matter
Is one that should be brought to the
attention of congress and this the presi
dent will probably do. We can cer
t a Inly afford to properly compensate our
diplomatic and consular representatives.
The squabble over the gas lighting
contract has called attention to the
peculiar wording of the charter provi
sion covering the granting, extension
and modification of franchises of which
few people had previously leen aware.
The section of the charter relating to
franchises seems to distinguish sharply
between new franchises and old ones.
New franchises can be anthorlsced only
by a majority vote of the peoplo on a
proposition submitted by the city coun
cil, and the proposition must Include an
annual royalty to the city, either in a
fixed sum or a percentage of the gross
earnings under it. '
While tbe extension of a franchise be
yond the time when it expires Is placed
In the same category as the granting of
a new franchise, the modification of an
old franchise in any of its terms or
conditions, aside from an extension of
its life period, requires no popular rati
fication, but rests only upon the assent
of the mayor and council. The addi
tional safeguard Is' provided, however,
that before any ordinance upon this
subject may be lawfully passed It shall
be published dally for two weeks In
two established newspapers of the city
so that the public and all concerned
may know exactly whnt is proposed to
be done and no snap Judgment or keep,
it-dark scheme may be worked.
Whether this is the best solution of
the puzzling franchise problem is a
question which present experience may
help us to answer. This section of the
charter dates from the enactment of
1897, and It has been reincorporated into
the law passed by the last legislature
without change. The strange thing is
that it should have been part of the
governing code of our city for more
than eight years without being called
Into requisition in any way or at any
Thirty-two millions of dollars was the
cost of maintaining the army of tbe
United States during tbe fiscal year
which ended last June, according to
tie report of the paymaster general.
Nearly all of tbat amount went for the
pay of the officers and soldiers and in
reference to this the paymaster general
6ugests that it is Inadequate and
ro.ommends that the pay for enlisted
men be lucrcased. He says that while
the American soldier is better paid, ted
and clothed than are soldiers of other
countries, yet any such comparison is
faUncloub when applied to men who
enlist in the service of the United
States. It is necessary here to con
sider the conditions which surround the
man who goes into our army and which
are far superior to , those which are
known to the foreigner. In tbe opinion
of the paymaster general tbe true basis
of comparison should be with the con
dition of his compeers in civil life. He
points out that "the complicated ma
chinery of the modern armament re
quires thinking, educated men a class
to whom the present rate of pay offers
but slight Inducement to enter the ser
vice in times of prosperity."
It Is probable that army men generally
wlli concur in this recommendation, but
so far as tbe people are concerned it
is doubtful if It will be approved, un
less there should be a very considerable
reduction in the numerical strength of
the military establishment. Tbe cost
of our army is not at present extrava
gant, yet there would be a pretty strong
opposition to increasing it in time of
peace. It is quite safe to say, therefore,
thnt the recommendation of the pay-
mnt-tce general Is not likely to be heeded
by congress.
The Bee will offer no uiologles for
not sending out a special commission
to meet Pat Crowe to ascertain whut
he wishes to have published about him-
self. It leaves that sort of enterprise
to its sensational contemporaries which
make a specialty of Follee Gazette
journalism and try to keep in touch
with outlaws and criminals. The Bee
has no disposition to exaggerate the
importance of notoriety seeking kid
napers. It will print me iacis as tuey
develope as a matter of current Informa
tion, but it draws the line at making
a hero out of a dangerous desperado.
Reports from other western cities
that are holding fall festivals are to the
effect that they, too, are crowded with
strangers in unprecedented numbers
bent upon entertainment and recreation.
The success of these carnivals must be
viewed as a reflection of the general
prosperity prevailing throughout the en
tire west and the feeling among the
rural inhabitants that they can well af
ford to indulge in a city excursion. The
bountiful crops are already making
themselves felt.
In his answer In the case brought be
fore the supreme, court County Clerk
Drexel stands up for the new direct
primary law In its strictest Interpreta
tion as excluding all other methods of
nomination. What Is the democratic
county clerk going to do with the cer
tificates of nomination by which the
democratic committee is trying to get
names on tbe ticket for places for which
no filings were made at the recent pri
mary? The futility of state regulation of
marriage and divorce receives illustra
tion day by day in the evasion of tho
new Nebraska law prohibiting marriage
between first cousins. The peoplo
barred from wedlock In this state find
no difficulty in crossing tho river into
Iowa, where first cousin marriages are
Just as legal as any other kind. The
new law Is absolutely impotent to pre
vent the marriage of any persons com
ing within its scope if they are really
bent on Joining fortunes.
dvrgnne no change during his vacation.
And the railroads are almost annoyed.
The situation Involves so much additional
Related Iteeompease.
Chicago Tribune.
The compulsory return of Oavnor and
Oreene from their Canadian vacation will
be accepted by the newspapers of the
United States as a partial recompense for
what the travels and adventurers of those
gentlemen have cost In telegraph tolls.
Square Deal for All.
Baltimore American.
The president's determination to secure
equal rights for the navy with the army
In the matter cj pay and honors will
meet with general popular approval aa
being In line with his recent declaration
of the principal of giving every man a
square deal.
Cheek to Ulcber Edacatlea.
v Chicago Record-Herald.
The' faculty of the University of Penn
sylvania has decided not to permit a star
foot ball player to take a post-graduate
course simply for the purpose of being
able to continue as a member of the
team. This undoubtsdly Is the severest
blow that has yet been dealt to higher
Haadred Thousand Dollar Meat.
Saturday Evening Post.
What duties, what proper duties, can
be put upon the head of a life Insurance
society that call for a salary of tlOO.OCO a
year? The head of such an Institution, run
purely as a life Insurance society and not
run as a gambling house or a private bank
for gamblers, need only be honest. The
law should tell him what kinds of Invest
ments he must make or permit to be made;
the rest of his business Is simply taking
In premiums and paying out death claims.
And the way for him to get new business
Is by avoiding high finance, by avoiding
great Intellectual feats In Wall street,
by reducing the cost of insurance as low
as possible and by making payments on
death claims as big as they would be but
for high salaries, high finance and high
rolling generally.
It has frequently been remarked in
regard to the foreign service of the
United States that It is inadequately
paid and that this fact accounts In a
measure for its inefficiency. On his
return from the orient Secretary Taft.
while speaking well of tho personnel of
tbe consular service, said that our con
suls are poorly paid, Inadequately
equipped with clerical help and occupy
buildings not In keeping with the
dignity of the country they represent.
He thought it a wonder that this couu
try Is able to secure such capable men
as It has in the consular service In tbe
orient in view of the small remunera
tion, and said that provision should be
made for better pay for officers In the
consular service and also in the diplo
matic service.
Whenever a prominent official goes
abroad and looks Into the diplomatic
and consular service he gives out the
recommendation that conditions as to
pay and equipment Bhould be improved.
It would clearly seem that something
should be done in this respect, but such
recommendations bave hitherto bad no
effect upon cougreas. The fact that
I mere u at ways a aemaua lor 'Cfe
Attorney Thummel of the Mutual Life
la not especially complimentary to the
Nebraska legislator. He hints that the
reason the revenue bill of two years
ago was passed over his objections was
because the railroad combine was
stronger than the insurance cohorts.
Mavbe a little lid lifting down around
Lincoln would determine Just how much
the one lobby outweighed the other.
The naivete of the Wisconsin cattle
ehljiper's confession in the Chicago rate
lutiuiry might be matched many times
t ver If commlaslon men everywhere
would tell all they know. And the rail
roads knew It all the time.
County Judge YiuHoubuler's resigna
tion is still forthcoming. Judge In
sonhaler la not half as anxious to re
sign as be Is to select a successor who
would ask no questions about the trust
funds to be turned over.
Ogtealnca for C'aa Rushers.
Philadelphia Press.
All the big life insurance companies ap
pear to have a pretty large side door bust
Ne Ckssft Apparent.
Indianapolis News.
It seems that tbe president's views con
ctrukig raUruad rate KgUlatloa have ua
Solvency of Companies I'naffected by
Wasteful Management.
Chicago Chronicle.
During all of the agitation concerning
life insurance nothing has developed Justi
fying the policy holder in falling to keep
his contract In force. The policy is his
property, Increasing in value steadily as
It nears maturity, and for him to be mhiled
Into letting it go by default is merely to
incur a. needless loss. '
There has been no assertion In any quar
ter that the standard companies are not
solvent and that ail policies are not cer
tain to be met whenever due, and they
have all been so met and paid without
question right through the present up
heaval. The much-belabored Equitable has dis
bursed an average of over 1700,000 a week,
or some $28,000,000 altogether, In death, en
dowment and other payments to benefi
ciaries In the nine months since the out
break occurred at the beginning of the
current year, and the other companies
have been doing the same In their right
ful proportion.
There Is no call for a man to sacrifice
his policy to sell It at any established cash
surrender rate or other figure at a loss
to himself. He has only to keep It alive
and he or his family must receive Ha face
value when it falls due. All the scandals
and revelations' In the case of individual
companies need not make him fear he is
to lose what is ' made certain by his con
tract, the payment of the same at ma
turity. No matter what duties the press may
have in turning the sunlight of publicity
upon every phase of the Insurance situa
tion. It has the equally Important one of
allaying unnecessary anxiety on the part
of policy holders regarding the safety of
their agreements,' and this It has not wa
vered In doing.
There has been no challenge from any
reputable source as to the solvency of the
standard organizations. A man Insured
In any of them is sure of the money for
himself or his family If he continues to
maintain his share of the agreement. He
is entitled to a full agreed return for what
he has already paid In and should not In
validate It. partly or In whole, by letting
it prematurely die.
A live policy Is good when due for what
ever It calls for. A lapsed policy repre
sents only a needless loss to the Insured.
Bancroft Blade: Victor Rose water's
move for a direct primary to nominate
the state ticket next year knocked the
breath out of tbe railroad members of the
state central committee. You have got to
come to It, gentlemen, and It would be
mora manly to yield of your own accord
than to be forced.
Norfolk Press: The direct primary
method of nominating candidates for office
is a short and direct route, away from the
control of political bosses and schemers,
and a law giving the individual voters the
right to govern themselves should meet the
hearty approval of all who hope and be
lieve in better government.
Lincoln Journal: If commercial Interests
such as the public service corporations wiBh
to run the political affairs of their tribu
tary territory, we cannot blame them for
fighting the direct primary as some of them
are doing In Nebraska. It has been discov
ered since the recent primaries In Massa
chusetts, where a form of direct primary
prevails, that nearly every legislative can
didate whom the railroads had special rea
son and made special effort to defeat were
renominated by their constituents. This
was especially riot let able, according to the
Boston Transcript, In the cases of Sena
tors Cummlngs, Hardy and Clark, who
were opposed by the street railway com
bination for refusing to favor a certain
street railway bill last winter, but all of
them were renominated none the less.
Fremont Tribune: It Is generally thought
Mr. Rosewater, flla, Introduced a resolu
tion before the state central committee In
favor of the Immediate adoption of the
primary plan of nominating candidates.
with the idea that It would redound to
the advantage of Mr. Rosewater, pere, In
his ambition to become United States sen
ator next year. It is possible that this Is
true, for Mr. Rosewater, pere, once re'
celved a respectable popular vote for sen
ator and may think It can be easily done
again. However that may be, it Is alto
gether doubtful whether any rules gen
erally acceptable could be devised by the
committee for governing the primaries.
And they would not be binding upon any
county that did not feel like adopting them.
Thus there would be only partial action
In conformity with them and there would
be confusion and lack of uniformity. The
object aimed at, namely, to get a full and
free expression of sentiment In the choice
of candidates for state and congressional
candidates next year would thus be
thwarted. Between now and the conven
Ing of the next session of the legislature
there will be experiments in other states
with the primary system that will shed
some needed light on the plan. When the
session convenes the lawmakers will have
the benefit of these and they will have the
time to devise and consider a practical
primary plan. Tbe people will expect them
to do It, and whether that session Is re
publican or democratic It will be Incum
bent upon it to pass such a law, for both
parties have declared for It.
.Absolutely Pure
It makes the most delicious
and healthful hot breads,
biscuit and cake
Alum baking powders are unhealthful. Do not use them for raising food
under any circumstances. So detrimental are alum baking powders considered,
that in most foreign countries their sale is prohibited. In many States in
this country the law compels alum powders to be branded to show that they
contain this dangerous acid, while in the District of Columbia, Congress has
prohibited the sale of all food that contains alum.
Alum baking powders are sold to consumers at from I o cents a pound
to 25 ounces for 25 cents, or 25 cents a pound, and when not branded may
generally be distinguished by their price.
Tralta of President Ramsey, Who Is
Flghllnar for Control.
Joseph Ramsey, Jr.. president of the Wa
bash Railroad company, who Is striving
to hold his Job and oust the Goulds from
control of the property, is of Scotch de
scent, 65 years past and a fighter with
many of the characteristics of President
The directors of the Wabash have given
President Ramsey an Indefinite vacation,
which is another way of suggesting that
his resignation would be welcome. But
Mr. Ramsey declined to take the hint and
Is still on the payroll though relieved of
responsibility His action in going Into
court for an injunction against other Gould
roads voting stock controlled by these com
panies at the annual election scheduled for
next Tuesday is considered a strategical
move to diminish the Gould strength at
the Wabash ballot box. The main point
in the Judicial proceeding la that a portion
of the Missouri Pacific road parallels the
Wabash and control of parallel lines Is
prohibited In Missouri. If the . Missouri
Paclflo stock holdings can bs eliminated
from the election it would mean a serious
reduction of Gould's strength and possibly
give those supporting President Ramsey
control of the property. Close observers
of the struggle expect the contest in the
courts will develop revelations In railroad
financiering as startling as the life Insur
ance scandals.
It has been frequently
Ramsey was never so happy as when he
had a fight on his hands, and It must oe
conceded that he has won practically all of
Several years ago the Wabash had trouble
with the engineers, and Chief Arthur, who
was alive then, sent word to Mr. Ramsey
that he would like to talk the matter over
with him.
In response, Mr. Ramsey said:
"Tell Mr. Arthur that I shall be very
glad td see htm personally, but not as a
representative of our engineers."
This was a cut from which Arthur never
really recovered, and it served to embitter
the feeling between the engineers and the
president to a marked degree, yet with all
of this Mr. Ramsey managed to tide over
the Issue and emerged without a strike
and a settlement that was satisfactory to
all concerned.
The doctrine of temperance la one of the
most forcibly Impressed In Wabash af
fairs and management. Mr. Ramsey, while
not a teetotaler, rarely touches anything
savoring of alcohol, though at times he
takes a glass of wine when with congenial
friends. But because his mother did not
approve of wine or liquor, Mr. Ramsey
never allows either in his house.
Because of certain stringent regulations
on the Wabash, Mr. Ramsey was by no
means popular with a large proportion of
the employes, though all of them knew
that at any time they could come to him
with their grievance and receive his per
sonal attention.
Vpon one occasion Mr. Ramsey was go
ing over the line In his car, the car was
on a siding and It became necessary to
shift It to another track.
One of the switchmen In the yards called
out In a voice distinct to all In the car:
"Move that car out and Jostle the life out
of that Ramsey In It."
But the car was moved easily with the
slightest Jolt. One of the officials In ths
car Jumped up to fire the switchman, but
Ramsey called him back, saying:
"I do not care what he says about me
so long as he does his work well, and the
car was not bumped."
The story of the Wabash getting into
Pittsburg may never be written. It Is too
complex, too full of wheels within wheels
and contains too many elements Insignifi
cant In themselves, but which, combined,
made Irresistible force.
But Ramsey had It all at his finger's
ends, and against the greatest possible ob
stacles he pushed over the river and Into
the city, out of which comes the greatest
tonnage of any city In the world.
The enterprise cost millions, but In
answer to criticism he made contracts
with tbe great steel plants. Insuring ton
nage sufficient for the Wabash to repair
the expenditure In a remarkably short
The Pennsylvania railroad had Its abid
ing place In Pittsburg, for years, and
fought with all Its vast power the ad
vance of the Wabash. There is no dis
guising the fact that he Is the only man
that could accomplish this task.
Perhaps the happiest day In the life of
Joseph Ramsey, was when his car crossed
over the bridge to tbe "forbidden city"
In July, 1J04.
At this time Mr. Gould said, looking ovee
the work which had been accomplished by
Mr. Ramsey.
"Ramsey, this is miraculous."
The St. Louis Republic sums up Mr. Ram
sey's faults: "They are stubborness, lack
of tact and' Jealousness of authority, but
to sum up his good traits would require
far more space.
"Among his associates he Is popular, and
none of them but wish him success In his
fight, but many of them are now of the
opinion that the victor of ao many hard
fights Is now going down to Ignominious
"The many who have called upon him at
his office will always remember the keen
gray eyes lifted like a flash from some
document, and It Is on record that he Is
always reading something, but more than
all else they will recall the man to man
attitude which he assumed, and the frank
and absolutely fair manner In which he
heard them.
"Anyone and everyone catling upon Mr.
Ramsey can get a hearing. There Is not
the usual red-tape procedure to gain ad
mission in his office. AU that is neces
sary la to state your name, and if you
desired your business, and then wait your
royalty, forwarded It to him, saying In a
letter that she was sending him "a sort of
trousers button" which had Just come
from Europe.
In Pennsylvania a number of boys de
scribed as the sons of prominent resi
dents of Monessen, lately joined together
to produce that stirring melodrama. "Tracy
the Outlaw." The performance was real
istic. The youth who played Tracy shot
and probably killed the youth who was
giving a spirited Impersonation of the
sheriff. In the famous scene in which the
outlaw Is driven to bay in a cornfield.
"Do you believe In accepting
money ror foreign missions?"
"Not I. I don't believe In spreading in
fection when It can be confined to tho In
fected district." Baltimore American.
Comedian I don't see how you have the
nerve to go back to that town. Are you
not afraid they will throw your past at
Tragedian Past? Good heaven! I am sat
Islied If they don't throw eggs and flat
irons at me. Columbus Dispatch.
Farren Doesn't It cost a great deal to
send a boy to college T
Kooler No. That's hardly worth men.
tlonlng. But It cost like smoke to keef)
him there. Philadelphia Ledger.
She I hear Rockefeller has been giving
away some good advice.
He I wonder If oil will go up a cent for
that? Detroit Free Press.
The Doctor Did you see the story that
young Hyde personally engineered all those
outside duals of the Equitable?
The Professor Yes; that's the tale that
goes with the Hyde Chicago Tribune.
Weary Willie I see de Japs had to take
a bath before going Into battle.
Dusty Rhodes What Was It dat Sherman
said about war? New York Bun.
Mrs. McSosh Do you mean to tell me,
sir, that you were sober when you came
insi ingulf
Mr. McSosh Absolutely, my dear.
MrS. Ml'Sosh Then Will Vnil enlaln mh v
you filled the refrlKerator with coal anil
There were 80.S43 Infants born In New
York City during the first half of 1905.
But the poor little things did not know
any better. 1
President Roosevelt has given to the
Washington Zoo , two doien of Its most
Interesting specimens. Including a Hon,
lioness, bear, sebra and a number of smaller
The mother of the . late General Walter
Q. Gresham Is still living, hale and hearty
at the age of 8, five miles from Louisville.
Ky., in the same house where General Gres
ham was born.
First Lieutenant Henry L. Harris and
Second Lieutenant Morton Russell, form
erly of the Twenty-second United States
Infantry. wUl receive 17.000 and 15,000 re
spectively aa colonel and major in tbe
Chinese army.
King Edward, It has been ascertained,
was crowned at the second second of the
second minute of the second hour of the
second day of the second week of the sec
ond month of the second half of the second
year of the twentieth century.
Dr. Maurice Francis Egen, professor of
comparative philology In the Catholic uni
versity at Washington, has been decorated
by King Leopold of Belgium "for dis
tinguished literary merit." When the deco
ration arrived Dr. Egan was away. Mra.
LUn, who has small veneration fur
nit six shpvelsful of Ice In the furnace?
levelunH I..,.. t..r
t'nele John was talking of the south and
lllrned in Ua..h i.t ....
. ,,,"""": uiipoo you never
utw an alligator." he said. "Of course I
" ve'v., 2e tKv. rP'lel- "!' what hatches
,ii i .. . a'i jhm oeiier man
an old hen. Judge.
Chicago Record-Herald.
wJiat Is greatness? I will tell you;
lis performing well your part,
,,nal I"rt ret or little.
Though It call for strength or art.
He that sets the soup before you.
If od fashioned him to wait,
And his work is well done always
And with gladness, he Is great.
If to merely labor gladly
And do well what one must do
Is Indeed the only greatness
People may aspire to.
Is the deft and cheerful barber
Greater than the gloomy king
Who would step down If his people
Had the wit to run the thing?
fT No American can read
A-K'.ha Autobiography of
Cr. Sihurz (beginning In
November McClure'a) with
out becoming a good Ameri
can and a better man.
'I W East 23d Btreet