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Tlie foot bull hero will now occupy
llio center of the outdoor tttiiKO.
Chicago i.s louiiilitiiiiii of on Ice
famine, but .lurk I Yost will hoou come
lo Ihu rfscuc.
After nil the cIImcushioii, Secretry
Mlmw'a "praetieal compromise" tnrlft
Botimls better thnn Mr. Clevelaud'e
'cowardly makeshift. "
Tbut Aiiatrliin wlio limlHted upon
lyliiK to the strahiH of a hand orRHii
vldently auceeerted In find Inn a way to
.ob death of Its ating.
The new king of juivMrt owes It to
hl nuhjecta to provide th same mea
ure of pronperlty for his Bubjpcts the
coming yenr that they enjoyed lu 100!,
NotwIthxtniuiiiiK the ues;e1 "ambi
guity and vamienen" of thoae packlnpt
bouae lurllftnipnti they are plain enough
to aerva ui the basin of an attorney's
Joseph Chamberlain la said to le
he "key to the tdtuntlon" In Hrltlali
Militler but no far It seema lmpotmlblo
o rind the door which this key will uu-
J'efore he becomca chuiircllor of the
tiHalim empire, Count Wltte can with
.dvnntnge Htudy the philoMophy of Cap
Itiml Wolsey, as reprttnl by William
It will be noted that when they really
got down to business Massachusetts
rennl licans liadj no more use for n
double standard tariff than for u double
In the meanwhile t haucellor Andrews
ft entertaining the largest body of stu
leuts ever in attendance at the I'ulver
ilty of Nebraska. That Rockefeller gift
Iocs not seem to have kept any of them
One of tho pusillug questions la how
President Roosevelt will manage to get
along with Colonel Bryan too far away
to offer free advice promptly as to what
he should do as, successive contingen
The auditor of Iowa declares that no
blackmailing lusurauce laws have been
Introduced In the legislature of that
state. Terhaps the fathers of such
measures were fixed before they Intro
When au argument ut Vleuua reaches
the stage that a Czech will strike a
Herman delegate lu the stomach with
a glass of water it is evident that the
Intention of the assailant Is to add In
vlt to injur.".
Developments ut I'eorln shows that
wuk tlerki should le put through the
sweat box" before Wing discharged if
here is anything irregular in the man
agement of the concern. Officials might
'hen be Indicted, but they would not be
Ihe ttuuouucemeiit .ant I'resldent
ioosevelt hs not c.aueti his oplulon
n the sutjevt of rate regulation comes
.n uo surpt-Ue to the puMIc, no matter
what may bo the feeliny of the railway
iragnutes who eudoavrj-d to bring
c'jout f conversion.
iTesidem luuiiKcy. . ue Wabash
a--ks the assistance of t te state of Ohio
to prevent illegal votliu st the meeting
of the Htockholdcrs of that railroad. It
l:K)ks as If thlit fight V"e only started
and that we might possibly have some
disclosures of the life !usurauc order
out Of It before it float
Turyxnt ran alk.
The lice prints In another column an
lutereating communication from a well
known wholesale liunlier denier lit which
he makea the Inirenlotm plea that rail,
road trauHportattnii Is nothing tint th
Biile of toumige tm the part of o ahlpper,
and thnt the Rhlpper should be entitled
to get the loweHt rate on Ida gale of ton
huge that ft competitive .market will af
ford. From hia viewpoint the granting
and accepting of rebatea la nothing more
than the varlnble Iddding of the rallroada
for the tonnage idilppera have to cell. If
the acceptance of rel ate la a crime, he
nrguea. the aelllng of tonnage in n erinie,
and If nelllug of tonnage la a crime the
aelling of all merebnndiao at a profit la
a crime. And the auggeatlou la offered
that the law auould make It permissible
for transportation lines to lower their
rateo, but not to ralae them bo aa to pro
duce "a healthy competition.''
Thia appeals to us a a modern re
finement of the old contention that the
rallroiui la n private corporation, con
ducting Its business for Its own profit,
and that tin government bis no more
right to prescribe regulations for run
ning a railroad than It has for running
n dry goods atore. All thnt was neces
sity to be done, so we used to be told,
wits to let the railroads tilone and the
railroad managers would operate them
lMMieflccntly with a view to the greatest
good to the greatest number eonalstent
with the fnttest dividends on their
Put few Intelligent railroad men
would today hold to this let-alone doc
trine. The necessity of government su
pervision to Insure safety of travel and
traffic and to prevent discrimination be
tween persons and places Is generally
conceded. Few railroad men venture to
defend rebates, but, on the contrary,
they admit their destructive tendency
and often urge the legalizing of pooling
as the surest way to terminate the re
The Idea that transportation Is noth
ing but the sale of tonnage overlooks
the real character of the railroad ns n
common carrier and the privileges en
joyed of eminent domain and other
franchise rights acquired without price
and capitalized for millions of dollars.
As a compion carrier the railroad Is In
duty 'bound to treat nil patrons alike.
It haa no more right to buy the tonnage
of one shipper at a less or greater price
than the same tonnage of like classifica
tion of another shipper than the post
office hna to carry the letters of one busi
ness establishment for half the postage
exacted on the letters of a competing
If freight transportation Is merely
tonnage for sale then passenger trans
portation, niust also be tonnage for sale
and the passenger contemplating n trip
by rail should ask for bids from the
various railroads to see which will carry
him cheapest. If, as Is urged, the value
of tonnage is thoroughly understood by
every business firm In the United States
and la regularly used to extort special
favors from the railroads, then a strict
anti-rebate law should be welcomed by
the railroads as an ld to them In with
standing the pressure of the tonnage
sellers. More than that, they ought to
welcome legislation that will vest In
some public body the authority to sny
whethar a rate in excessive or not and
to substitute a reasonable rate, and thus
put an end to the tendency of their own
rate-makers to cut under established
schedulea under duress.
It Is to be noted, however, that the
railroad spokesman and publicity bu
reaus are all opposed to any legislation
thnt will Interfere with their unlimited
license to make rates its they please.
The statement emanating from Tarls
that a movement haa been started in
the Kuropenn chancelleries looking to
the formation of a new alignment of the
European powers is altogether credible.
It was pointed out before the close of
the war In the far east that however
the conflict should end changes in the
political relations of the powers was
Inevitable. It was seen that the ex.
lstlng order could not be perpetuated,
that a certain effect of the war would
te to create circumstances and condi
tions which could only be met by a
political readjustment which should em
brace all the leading lowers.
Obviously the old arrangements have
lost their significance and force. The
triple alliance lias become for all practi
cal purposes of no consequence. The
Franco-Kusslan compact la manifestly
of no value to the parties to it. The
overshadowing facta in tho situation are
that Great Britain and Jupan have uni
ted to preserve pence lu eastern Asia
and protect their mutual interests in
that quarter of the world, and that
tJroat Hvltain tind France, after gener
ations of hostility, are now in un al
liance which not simply makes them
friends, but Is un assurance of security
to each against aggression on the part
of other European powers.
The practically isolated powers of
Europe at present are Russia and Ger
many. Neither has a really substautlal
and valuable alliance. The pact be
tween France and Russia is scarcely
worth the paper upon which It Is writ
ten. The Uermnu allinuce with Austria
and Italy is not very much if any bet
ter. The controlling force lu European
affairs at this time is Great Britain
and that power is hardly less otent in
Oriental affairs. Quite naturully. there
fore, both Germany and Russia are man
ifesting a very earnest desire to culti
vate friendly relations with Great
Britain and also to be on the best of
terms with each other. It is au espe
cially notable fact lu the situation that
Germany seems anxious to be on the
most friendly terms with France.
What the outcome will 1k of this gen
eral tendency toward a rapprochement
of the powers cannot l? confidently pre
dicted, but there can be do chmht that
the immediate effect Is to strengthen
the cnauces of ieace being maintained
for an Indefinite time, with the possibil
ity that the powers ibay be Induced to
seriously consider a mutual agreement
for the reduction of armaments. It Is
now generally understood thst there will
be another pence conference and one of
the matters which will perhaps be con
sidered by It Is that of cutting down
armaments, whldi could le done under
a general system of pncihV alliances.
Ko far as the I'nited States Is concerned.
It hss an interest In the projected
realignment of the European powers
only sa It may contribute to the main
tenance of the world's pence, for which
American Influence has been earnestly
exerted. More than ever iM'fore In Its
history this country stands for Interna
tional peace, and while It will enter Into
no alliances It will heartily welcome
and approve alliances between other no
tions Uiat are In the Interest of Inter
THK WWSE SH(JV
On the eve of Its second annual Horse
Show Omaha looks forward to the event
with great expectations born of the fine
success scored by the first Omnba Horse
Show Inst year. When It comes to tine
horses and fine equipage, and to lovers
of fine horses, Omaha will take rank
above any other city of Its sire In the
country. Thnt much was demonstrated
by the Horse Show last year, and while
Omaha horsemen and horsewomen have
still to learn in the matter of Horse
Show horsemanship they have made
notable progress In the short time that
the Horse Show enthusiasm has had hold
The HorRe Show should le an event in
local business and social circles second
only to the Ak-Snr-Ben carnival, and It
would be If every one concerned would
Interest himself In the proper spirit. Tho
brunt of the burden of promoting the
Horse Show, like the brunt of the bur
den of carrying on Ak-Snr-Ben, devolves
upon n few devoted citizens who will
assume the responsibility of manage
ment. They have this year responded In
a reasonable degree to the demand that
the show should be made more popular
and brought within reach of all Admirers
of the horse. If the protests raised last
year ngnlnst too strict excluslveness
were well grounded, this deference to
public sentiment should receive a suit
The only way to keep Omaha on the
Horse Show circuit is to make tho
Omaha Horse Show n success.
COXTROL OF THE VASAL,
It Is somewhat strange that there
should have been any question as to
who was to assume final control of
Tanama canal affairs, but It will le en
tirely satisfactory to tho country to
know that they are to remain In the
lm:ds of Secretary Taft, as has been
decided by the cabinet. Whclher or not
It Is the proper function of the bend of
the Wnv department, rather than of the
secretary of state, to look after the
bushings of the construction of a water
way which Is distinctly International In
chnracter is manifestly o debatable
question, Doubtless the general opinion
would be that It properly belongs to the
department which has control of our in
ternational affairs. Still the canal is
In a wny a military proposition and
therefore not Improperly n matter out
side the consideration and care of the
mllltnry department of the government.
That Secretary Taft should desire to
unburden himself of the task of looking
after the complicated affairs of the
building of the Tanama rnnal can be
enslly understood. He hna nlready de
volved upon him duties which nre some
whnt onerous. But after all these nre
less exnctlng than the president of the
T'nlted States hns to enre for t and there
Is no good reason why n member of tiio
enMnet should not tnke his full share of
the enres and responsibilities of the pd
mlnlstrntlon. Secretary Tnft Is a very
nble man. He ha shown great idmln
Istrntlve talent and the country hns Im
plicit confidence In his ability to man
age tho affairs of tho Tanama canil. It
Is a project the troublesome chnracter
of which la only leginulnff to lie readi.ed
and the man who carries It to success
will win Immortal honor. That Is airae
thing which no American statesman
hould be nnwill'nff tn -Mvo for.
TVBEtiCVLOSlS AXD JflJC SAVAKTS
Two cures for consumption are being
considered by the International Tuber
culosis congress in session at Paris,
Tiof. Maruiorek of the Tasteur lustltute
has been telling the aavants o the good
results of his serum treatment. Trof.
Behring will present to the congress an
altogether new cure for consumption. It
would be a boon, indeed. If the doctors
could find a specific for the terrible white
death, more fatal to the human race thau
yellow fever or plague, but there seems
little hope that such a specific will soon
be found. Any number of alleged serum
cures have been exploited, but none thus
far has realised expectations. The dlfll
culty aeema to be In the very nature of
the disease. Irs roots' strike deep In the
soil of civilization. Tuberculosis seems
more or less a result of the conditions
under which the modern human lives.
Man has lost sight of the fact that be
la essentially an outdoor animal. He
needs fresh air and freedom If he would
have good health. The ozone of the air
la the only effective nerve food. After
sedentary occupations and unsanitary
living have weakened the human organ
ism then the germ of tuberculosis finds
vHtbln It a fertile soil. Ouly uuder most
exceptional conditions can this germ at
tack successfully the strong and healthy
who live under sanitary condition's. Any
effective remedy for tuberculosis, then,
must of necessity Involve a change In
the modes of living. Surroundings must
be sanitary. The life-giving oxygen
must W taken In full measure. There
must be free outdoor life. And whea
these conditions are abaudoned the dis
ease la likely to return.
Savants have taught us much la the
DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1905.
control of tuberculosis. Their serum
may aid In the successful treatment of
the disease, but It goes without saying
that the chance of finding a specific
which will conquer the white death In
Its own habitat Is highly remote, to say
the least. This plngue of plagues can le
met only by making conditions of life
hostile to Its development.
fiuht ran WhE FvoD vaw.
There Is to be another contest at the
coming session of congress for a pure
food Inw, with the promise that It will
be more marly successful than In the
hist congress. This more favorable out.
look Is due to the fact that the investi
gations of the chief chemist of the De
pal tment of Agriculture in Europe hns
shown him that a great many articles
which are exported to this country from
alnoad are by no means pure, but on
the contrary are ao adulterated tint
they enn properly be excluded under our
lews and ought to be.
ITjo exnnilnntlons which Dr. Wiley,
chief of the bureau of chemistry of the
Agricultural department, was able to
make In Europe were of a nature that
cannot fall to have an effect upon con
gress when the question of pure loud
regulation Is again presented to thnt
Itody. Very little haa 3-et leen disclosed
lu regard to the discoveries of Dr.
Wiley, yet sufficient has been sad upon
bis authority to establish the fact that
the American market Is being made Ihe
dumping ground of a lot of Europe. iu
goods that are absolutely excluded from
the countries In which they nre manu
factured and which are In till -respects
Inferior to similar products In our own
country. According to Dr. Wiley a very
large proportion of the foreign Importa
tion nre absolutely of a character that
should not be admitted iuto our mar
kets, for the reason that they are not
pu"e and consequently are fraudulent;
While some of these Imjiorts may not
be absolutely Injurious to health llicy
nre to all Intents and purposes a swindle
upon the people.
This question of pure food regulation
!s becoming more and more of com
manding Interest with the public.
American manufacturers of food prod
ucts have taken a very positive posi
tion in favor of legislation requiring
thnt all foods shall be adjudged pure
and whnt they ask In regard to the do
mestic products they will certainly de
mapd In respect to those which nre Im
ported. The subject Is one In which
all the people are very directly Inter
ested and as to which there Is a nearly
unanimous opinion in favor of congres
sional action to promote the pure food
In view of the recent jail break of
five prisoners out of the Douglas county
bastlle aud the subsequent dismissal of
the Jailer in charge, it Is worthy of note
that the turnkey of the jail in La Crosse
county, Wisconsin, has Just been con
victed of assisting In the escape of two
notorious post office robbers and sen
tenced to a term of imprisonment for
fifteen months. In this case the evi
dence showed that the turnkey had ro
od ved $KiO for his contribution to the
release of the two prisoners.
The endorsement by uie national con
vention of wholesalo druggists of Tresl
dent Roosevelt's plan for railway rale
regulation points to one class of ship
pers with Independence enough to resist
the pressure of the railway freight traf
fic managers. There Is no doubt but that
j shippers ns a rule would line up with
the president If they were free to ex
press themselves without fear of retalia
tion on the part of the railroads.
The Tort hind exposition is llng
counted a financial success because It
promises to return to the stock sub
scribers a part of the money they hnve
advanced. While giving due credit to
the managers of the Tort land show we
have a right to emphasize the 1M per
cent refund ou stock In the Omaha ex
position as fixing a high water mark
not likely to be approached, much less
Secretary irt Is quote, as saying
that our conaular service, especially In
the Orient, needs reorganizing, being
now decidedly inadequate as compared
with the German consular service. We
thought we hnd been reorganizing our
consular service, but evidently our com
mercial competitors have also been
doing some reorganizing of their own
and keeping ahead of the r-vie.
The cause of tho striking printers of
the Western Methodist Book concern has
been taken up to a Methodist confer
ence over ln Illinois. Before the strike
lis declared off we mny know whether
! bA TlttOn antwtltiw filrvht hnora nr lilnA
hour as constltutlP"' ' Inbor.
Three members of Nebraska's delega
tion in the lower house of congress have
celebrated their elevation to the national
legislature hy Joining the benedicts. It
is now up to Judge Moses T. Kinkaid,
the lone bachelor among Nebraska's rep
resentatives nt Wnshln-t'"
Forres for n Whirlwind.
Unquestionably these disclosures regard.
Ing commercial and financial rottenness are
sowing seed that will produce a large crop
of cynics and socialists.
New York Tribune.
Secretary Wilson of the Department of
Agriculture predicts that meat, dairy prod
ucts and poultry will be cheaper next win
ter. The city householder will hope with
all ferver that this prophecy doesn't spring
Revival In Cycling.
In England there Is a revival of the
bicycle craze, and factories are working
day and night to keep up with the demand.
It would he a good thing if a similar re
vival would be experienced here. There
never was a more sensible and healthful
fashion than that of bicycling, and It was
a recreation that was within the reach of
everybody. In this respect It presents a
striking cuutrasi to the automobile mania,
which hss now attained such proportions
that some people are declared lo be mort
faslng their houses In ordor to buy motor
cars. Enclish revival of cycling Inspires
the hope that the wave may spread to this
Tonalatefiey r lost Jewel.
Knnsns City Times.
Mow do the opponents of railway rate
legislation reconcile their assertion that the
Interstate Commerce commission already
has power to correct unfair rates with their
othrr argument that to five the commis
sion thnt power would put the railways
out ot business?
Reverslnir Itrgalar Itaslneae.
That youn man who Jarred Wall street
committed the offense of reversing the
conventional process. He got soma valua.
ble securities by giving- a boprus cheek for
them, and the financial center cannot stand
that. The regular way la to give valuable
checks In exchange for bogus securities.
Give the President Trala,
New York Bun.
It congress provide a president's train.
A liberal appropriation for that ohject
would be Just, necessary, proper and wise.
The present state of the case Is not only
wrong, hut ridiculous. Thus the president of
the t'nlted States Is expected to do a certain
amount of traveling. He cannot now do It
In a style appropriate to the dignity of his
office unless he dips still further and fV
Justlflably Into his private purse, as he has
done, or units ho aotually stimulates or
colludes with the railroads In a violation
of the law; a situation painful to a sensitive
mind, and Involving the exercise of s cer
tain amount of Innocent duress upon the
already sufficiently belabored and bedeviled
Roosevelt for Semite la lOOfi.
If President Roosevelt Insists on taking
himself out of the presldenthnl field In lf08
and there is no doubt as to the sincerity
of his purpose at this time-it will he ,i
great public loss. His remirkable aptitude
for meeting the most perplexing national
problems Justifies the hope that he will
not retire from public life four year
hence. There is no reason why he should
wait till 19i:. ns has been suggested, and
then once more permit his name to be used
as a presidential candidate. Let New York
send Mr. Roosevelt to the senate as soon
as his term ends. When he steps down out
of the presidency on March f W Mr.
Piatt's term In the senate will close, and as
he will be T years of age at that time he
will refuse another election. He already
ays this Is his last term. Let President
Roosevelt be chosen to succeed Senator
GROWTH IX POSTAL SEHVICK.
Rnld Expansion and Rig; (in I an
New York Tribune.
National prosperity is refleoted In tae big
gains rhade In postal receipts and In the
rapid expansion now ocoiirlng in the postal
service. Advance figures from the post
master genrrRl's report for 1M4-'0S Indicate
that In spite of tho recent vast extension
of the rural free delivery system the Post
office department's earning capacity is
steadily Increasing. The postal revenues
for lIM-'Ow wre greater by JlO.oOO.Onn than
those for H3-04, and outside the rural
branch of the service receipts now balance
experdlturos. The money order business
for 19fH-'Pfi reached a volume of Jl.dVl.liOO.OOrt
a goln of 30 per rent and 0,0no,(io more
Stamps, stamped wrappers and postal cards
were used last year thn In inM-'04. Wore
it not for the deflrt entailed by rural free
delivery the department could at present
more than pay Its way, and within the
next five of ten yenrs might be In a posi
tion to reeommend to congress some ma
terial reductions In postal rates.
It Is evident, however, that tho rural
delivery hns come to stay, and that the
expense of extending It must be faced In
any calculations for the future. The Initial
vest of establishing pew country routes
will continue to be a serious drain on
postal revenues. Yet the necessity of this
extension Is beyond question. As a sneuns
of education and of national development
the rursl free delivery experiment has
already proved Its worth, and as the sys
tem grows It will become more nearly
self-supporting. Indirectly it benefits trade
by bringing the country Into asy com
munication with the town snd city, and It
does a further public service by Increasing
enlightenment, comfort and contentment
In the rural districts. The cities are per
haps paying a little more than their present
proportion per capita of the cost pf the
postal service; but the country's gain Is
their gnln also, and .they will cheerfully
contribute to maintain and extend the rural
service until a new balance betwoen re
ceipts and expenditures can be struck and
both city and country pan share in a gen
eral decrease In postal charges, .
AMERICAN NAME TARNISHED.
Scandals In lllsth Plaees Make Honest
In his address of welcome at the one
hundred and fifty-second opening of Colum
bia university. President Nicholas Murray
Butler took occatlon to point out the forci
ble Illustrations now being afforded the
rising generation of the difference between
reputation and charocter. The American
people are receiving some painful lessons
In practical ethics, as President Butler
says, and of late we have been watching
reputations "melt away like snow before
the sun." President Uutler had In mind,
of course, the Insurance scandals. There
has. Indeed, been matter brought to llfht
to make an honest man blush.
Hamilton W. Mable. another American,
whose patriotism and cleanliness of thought
none will deny, even though he may not
rank as a financier, has Just returned from
Europe. Current scandals In commercial
life, he says, are the talk of the hour In
Europe and It Is a matter of shame to
any American to hear his countrymen re
ferred to as swindlers and sharpers. Mr.
Mable fears that our business prospects and
the respect In which our financiers have
heretofore been held have been changed.
Today In Eng'and, Germany and France
the American, when finance Is discussed,
must be prepared to meet the faint smile
and iult sneer of contempt.
This is a penalty we have to pay for
the wrong-doing of tho big men of the
American money world, who have long
abused confidence reposed In them and
managed thtlr trusts for their own profits
rather than for the benefits of the people
It will not do, however, to take a too
hopeless view of this situation. America
has no monopoly of crookedness In finance.
It is true that it Is hard to recall a time
when In foreign affairs so many names
of prominence were besmirched as ln the
present New York disclosures, but England
hss had its Hooleys of recent date, and
as for France, It Is the last one entitled
to set up as critic.
Principally, however, the saving feature
Is American public opinion. No man ran
for a moment doubt that the people of
our country are right. If men who have
sat In high places must fall, if family
names long honored must have the stain
of thievery put on them. If reputations
must be punctured through and through
with graft and deceit. It Is better It should
all come at once. And it must be noted
that public opinion Is not In favor ot
sparing any one, but clamors rather for
full exposition of all the Iniquity and the
throwing out of the grafters and thieves.
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SECI I.AR SHOTS AT TUB PI I. PIT.
Chicago Record-Herald: An Iowa proaeher
says most women are afflicted by palpita
tion of the tongue. Here Is another lows
Idea that may spread.
Washington Post: That New York clergy
man who calls America the nation of drunk
ards may be excu.'ed. He has not been out
side of New York for years.
Indianapolis News: A Philadelphia
preacher has quit the pulpit to go out on
the road and manage his wife, who is a
singer. If he hns been able to keep his
choir in a peaceable condition it should be
easy for him to manage in his new fluid
Boston Transcript i Among the dreams of
real life a notable one Is now being played
at New Brunswick, where a former Cath
olic prier.t, removed from office hy the
higher authorities, has Just begun life over
again in a construction gang with the hope
of eventually repaying an accumulation of
debt that led to his downfall,
London Punch: Tho bishop of Manches
ter declares that If the people wiU not
come to the church the church must go
to the people and follow them to their
week-end resorts. It is, we hear, proposed
to make a start by supplying golf links
with missionaries, who will sing a short
hymn after each drive. In the event of a
fooxle the hymn will be sung with extra
ordinary vigor In order to drown any lay
remarks that may be made.
PERSON l. AM) OTHERWISE.
James llazen Hyde Is not ns lonesome as
he looked four months ago.
Norway sobs In vain. ,Kng Ak-Sar-Ren
XI can't be upared from his realm.
Events are rapidly leading up to several
large vacancies In high circles of lire In
surance. Tho weather hureau has been restored to
tho confidence of the king. Let Samson
pass up the medal.
Grover Cleveland will be convinced pres
ently, even against hs will, that the women
will have, the last word.
Mr. Rockefeller will enjoy one of his cele
brated happy days when ha learns how
narrowly ho escaped Pat Crowe.
The marriage of trained nurses and their
patients is becoming so frequent as to (m
peril the perpetuity of a great profession.
"Turn your thoughts upon the higher
things of life," says Mr. Rockefeller to
young men. Standard Oil stock, for In
stance. The confession of the young man who
wiped a bundle of Wall street securities
relieves P. Crowe of the task of proving
an alibi. ,
New York City's hall of records will cost
about S,(VXi,o). It is a big lot of money,
but the town has many records that luck
better under cover.
As a diligent observer of current events,
Mr. Crowe must he convinced hy thia time
that he perverted his superior talents snd
taking ways In neglecting to kidnup a Job
as life Inuurance manager.
Reports are current In Washington that
John R. McLean, publisher of the Cincin
nati Enquirer, has purchased a controlling
interret in the Washington Post from the
widow of the late Beiiah WHUIns.
A student of the gas problem In Indianap
olis finds that the local enmpuny makes
handsome dividends on 0.ctint gas by mix
ing oxygen with the commodity blown
through the meters. It Is not the first time
that hot air proved Its value as an ssuct.
Portland rolled up a total of 85.0CO ad
missions on Portland day at the exposition.
Omuha day at the Transmlsslssippl, Expo
sition scored 61.000, but Omaha hud another
day, October 1!, When the turnstiles reg
istered something over OS, 000 and President
Captain William Burehnrd, chief sta
tistician of the Bureau of Statistic of
the Treasury, who died In Washington
last Saturday, served a number of yeura
In the German army, later In the French
army, and through the Civil war, first
under Qeneral Mlchler and later General
William J. Hussey, astronomer of Lick ob
servatory, has uccepted the chair of as
tronomy In the University of Michigan
to succeed Prof. Asop Hall. Prof. Hussey
la now on his way home from Egypt,
where he conducted an expedition of As
souan, on the Upper Nile, to observe the
total solar eclipse.
Scientists of the State University out In
Wyoming have se n the dinosaur discov
erers and gone them one generation better.
Correctly fitted to the face are as essential us properly fitted lenses are
to the eye, A lense should be mounted so that the center will be ex
actly opposite the pupil of the eye. In any other position it will
cause strain and have a tendency to produce double sight. The bridge,
or nobe piece, should fit ao well that wabbling would be lmpobslblu and
should bear equally at all points.
The Hl.Tbt Way Is Just as eusv as the Wronj. VK FIT THE
FRAMES AS WELL AS THE LENSES.
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213 S. 16th St., Paxton Block.
They have dug up a skeleton that may be
that of his more or less remote ancestor.
Anyway its thirty feet long and sup.
posed to have lived In an earlier period
thnn any other prehistoric pet that has yet
SERMONS llltll.KU IM UN.
Slander is but soul suicide.
Ixive is good logic In any language.
All our yesterdays were once tomorrows.
Malice Is a terribly deadly gun at tho
The maiy of a royal man Is tlmt he
We make mistakes: It Is the other fellows
who commit sins.
The city with the lid off needs the church
with the coat off.
Faith is not a fence about u man; It Is
a force within him.
The man with time to hum never gave
tho world any light.
It Is a waste of money trying to feed
people on broad labels,
You can get the flavor of life's hickory
without eating the shell.
Many big sins have a way of getting In
with mighty small -ys.
Withholding anV.i m Is one of the mo't
wasteful economic in life.
Our worst enemies are the friends who
have failed to lltul us profitable.
The lrd s not h refuge for the man who
j Is looking for a soft place to rest.
The church Is richer for a cent given with
a smile than for a dollar with a frown.
It's the man who hammers the church
down who complains most that she does not
, There are better ways of showing your
sand than throwing grit In the other man's
people who are carried away on a wave
of enthusiasm ueually have to walk back
"You didn't marry for money, did you?"
"Well, yes in a way."
"How do you mean?"
"I was too poor to stay engaged long."
"Is your husband very busy?"
"Yes," answered the sarcastic worpan.
"He goes fishing all summer and talks
about it all winter." Washington Btar.
"I'm going to leave a legacy to Hon
pecked when I die," said the bachelor.
"Why?" Inquired his lawyer.
"Because he onoe saved my life. I was
engaged to a glii, but he cut mo out and
married her." Detroit Free Press.
"Huvu you any reason to believe that
your sinter likes me, Willie?''
"Course she does. Just yesterday I heard
her suy 'Nobody could help likin the deiir
old eusy mark.' ieveland Plain Dealer.
Husband When It comes to money mat
ters two heads Htti better than one.
Wife Yes. they oould wear more hats.
New York Sun.
"Don't be foolish alioiit It," exclaimed Ihe
young bride, "he's merely an old flame of
"Indeedl" cried her aged, but wealthy
liUKhand. "I supposa you dream of his
tender advances yet."
"No." she replied, with a faraway look,
"not yet." Philadelphia Press.
Employer You tell me. young man, .that
you ure arranging to get married. I have
sent for you to remind you that It Is the
rule in our establishment that no employes
shall marry unless he gets at IchhI I,IHJU
a year, and vour salary Is only 1750.
Clink Well, sir, it Is up to you. Homer
villi! Journal. ,
She Mrs. Flusbly uuys she's going to
Iimvl' her winter hat trimmed with atufTed
lie Willi, I ulway said she was Inclined
to Is nutty In her sky-piece. Detroit Free
Oliver Wendell Holmes.
We count the broken lyres that rest
Where the sweet walling slnxeis slumber,
But o'er the silent sister's breast
The wild (lowers who will stoop to
A few can touch the magic string.
And noisy Fume la proud to win them
Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music In themt
Nay. grieve not for the dead alone
Whose song has told their heart's sad
Weep for the voiceless who have known
The cross without the crown of glorjfl
Not where Laucadlan breeses sweep
O'er Sappho's memory-haunted billow,
But where the glistening night-dews weep
On nameless sorrow's churchyard pillow.
O hearts that break and give no sign
Stive whitening lip and fading tresses
Till Death pour out his longed-for wine
Slow-drrpped from Misery's crushiog
If flinniiiK breath or echoing chord
To every hidden pang wi re given,
What endless melodies Were poured.
As sad as earth, us sweet as heavenl
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