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TIIE OMAIIA DAILY BEE- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1905.
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Subscribed In mv presence and sworn to
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WHEN OUT OF TOW.
Rabaerlbara leading; the city te m
peravrllr shoal 4 hsTt The Bee
saallesl t thea. II la better than
dally letter (rasa home. Ad
dress rrlll h chanajea aa often as
O. M. Hitchcock has a long standing
grievance against County Treasurer
Fink that's very evident.
When talking of, the action of the Fed-
ration of Churches Rev. Mlnot J. Sav
age Is almost true to name.
President Roosevelt took a Sunday I
wlra in Florida waters, bnt no alligator
dared come within reach of his heel.
Judge Vlnsonhaler has made several
attemnta tA eealim In farni rt til . rVtitP
clerkbut be has ner Vet explained
the reason whv . -
In arranging for a1 "square deal" with
China Uncle Sam will take the usual
precautions to see that the Asiatics do
not "stack the deck."
The outcome, of the election this fall
will be decided at the registration booth.
The party that registers most of the
rotes wl)l get there. I
In the death of Jerry Simpson popu-lcess
tum lost tho man who did more than
ny other to make its vagaries popular
: In Kansas; but, after all, he survived his
Japan's naval display lu which cap-
tured Russian ships took part may not
hart been as barbaric as the auclcnt
Roman triumphs, but the vanquished
pay the. penalty Just the same.
"By their fruits shall ye know them."
Is a favorita text of President Roosevelt
and circumstances indicate that it is to
be applied mora closely than fa the past
to departmental clerks at Washington.
Drug clerks are tn demand at Kansas
City. Kan., since Governor Hoeh closed
105 Joints In one day. How prohibition
must have been prohibiting In Kansas,
with that many Illicit saloons tn one
With Santo Domingo ln the hands of
a receiver and Morocco rapidly heading
tn that direction, the sultan of Turkey
should be careful how he treats the pow
ers who want to administer the affairs
Tha extent of railroad building In the
west would Indicate that the railroad
managers either believe they have de
feated the presidential plan for freight
rate regulation or they are not as much
afraid of It as tbey pretend to be.
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judging rrom me uwuargo or uonrjie-
shotted editorials that are being fired by
tb Omaha Jack ass battery one would
Judging from the discbargo of double-
Imagine Chancellor Andrews and John
I. Rockefeller were running for re
gents of the Nebraska university.
South Omaha Is preiwrlug to add an
other jusrter of a tullllon to Its bonded
debt.; Mortgaging" the future Is a very
popular pastime In the Magic City,
which confidently, expects Omaha to as
sUQit s'l tha bonded debt created by tt.
While all tha railroads now projected
nd under construction west of the Mis-
sourt do not lead to Omaha, they will
all tap a territory that will eventually
become tributary to Omaha and materl-
ally tatYMse tha volume of trsfflc i0
every branch of its Jobbing trade.
The pretildeut of the Prison congress
deplores the existence of "isms" in the
matter ol charities and corrections in the
United States; but ha must admit tbat
bat for these "isms" the men who have
studied tha subject would b loueaows
when tha cong reaa Is called to order.
TAIH TREATMENT vy BOTH 8WES. I
It la on of the very strong points In
the atUtude of Mr. Kooeevelt toward the
corporations that he nsk for thom .ho-
lutely fair treatment. There la no bitter-
nou di,, )., i.i.i ...ii
no desire to crush them. All the preal-
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dent asks In that those corporations
Rre gngod m commerce among
tne stsjo snail be subjected to such
governments stinerr on am n- 1 r.
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and abuses against the public and com-
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pel them to regard the laws.
In respect to this the prealdent made
n's position Tery clear In his Atlanta ad-
Junt treatment on both sided on the part
of the people toward the corporations
and on the part of the corporations to
ward the people. He said that If we
penalize Industry we will ourselves In
the end have to pay a considerable part
of the penalty. "If we make conditions
such that the men of exceptional ability
are able to secure marked benefits ty
the exercise of that ability, then we shs.!
ourselves benefit somewhat. It 1. our
Interest no loss than our duty to treat
them falrly-on the other hand. It Is no
less their interest to treat us fairly by
us I mean the great body of the people,
the men of moderate or small fortunes,
,f,e faru,er81 ,he 'wnge workers, the
anialler business men and professional
men. lie runner declared tnat "we
cannot afford In this country to draw the
distinction as between rich men and
Poor men. The distinction upon wh ch
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so.eoo - '. "'ct-j'-'j'". umana business men towara ponucai
8O.T70 unchangeable dlsUnction between the candidates who are endeavoring to se
8i!no honeHt man nnd th dishonest man. le- cure Bupport from members of orgnnlned
iween tne mnn wuo acts decently and
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sense or nis oi.ugatlons, and the man
Who ncknOMicdges no Internal law save
that of his own will and appetite."
If the men in control of the railway
and other corporations could be Induced
to accept these views and act In accord
with them, there would be no serious
controversy or difficulty In settling the
qufBuoiia iwiween mem ana mo public,
It is because they persist In demanding
conditions and privileges which are not
fair to the public that there is an urgent
and insistent call for regulatory legisla-
tion designed to Insure the people fair I
treatment. Mr. Roosevelt is not In I
sympathy with those who would strike I
down corporations. He does not pro-1
nJrth,n revolutionary. He con-
iriu'iuit-B iiu uvi-i iui mills nuu Ucbu lltl I
Ive warfare upon any Interest. His I
slmple aim Is to secure obedience to the I
laws, fairness and honesty on the part of I
the corporations. His purpose Is to
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cure, not to kill; to regulate, not to de-
Having with him in this an over-1
whelming popular support the eventual
assured. The corporations, with their
aitomeys ana creatures in congress, I
m' able t0 dpla-T ,tg w"tlon, but
lne,r OPP" to strengtuen a
Pub,Ic mand the ultimate triumph of
which is certain, j-air treatment on
both sides Is what the American people
want and w,n inevitably obtain
LjICK of skilled labor
In most of the cities of the country
there Is a demand for skilled labor in ex-
of the supply. Building operations I
generally have been making fair prog-
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ress during the summer, but with the
approach of winter there is necessity for
hurrying them forward and hence an in
creased demand for labor. The prospect
is that a great deal of work will have to
g0 over to next spring. According to a
leading trade Journal, some large In-
dustrial centers are actually bidding
against each other and shops are losing
men to neighboring establishments which
are wnnng t0 ofrpr morc attractive
terms. That Journal remarks that a
tlni0 lI)ny when the labor bureau
dea wm have developed Into a clearing
holl.e of labo. whloh will obviate the
almost 'fierce striving of the Dresent
Umis to enolliru of cood mM
peclay flr8t clnRfl mechanics, to meet
volume of business which the raanu-
facturers ln metal lines have in band.
Never before bas there been so pros
perous a time for American wage work
ers. In every line of Industrial effort
there is a demand for Ialxr and espe
cially in the building trades the com
pensation is better than ever before.
The situation Is in striking contrast with
that ln European countries. In Eng
land, for example, the question aa to
what shall be done for the unemployed
Is seriously engaging public attention.
In Germany conditions are not very
much better, while those who are em-
ployed are not enjoying the usual share
of the necessaries of life, owing to the
high prices tbat prevail. Only In this
country ts the demand for labor, par-
- w . . .To" .
t,',r,T workmen. In excess of
the "uPP,y and th compensation pro-
portlonate. Intelligent worklngmen
fully understand to what this ts due.
They do not need to have pointed out
to them that it Is the result of a policy
which bas fostered and developed our
industries and brought wealth to the
country within recent years tn unprece -
HAVEHLY FOH COUNT X CLERK
The candidacy of D. M. Haverly for
I th Position of county clerk shonld com-
men(l Ue1' not merely to republicans,
but to men of all classes and political
creeds. Mr. Haverly Is eminently qua!-
Ined for the position and can point with
J pride to the record he made In tbat offica
during two consecutive terms that were
terminated by nis voluntary retirement
I four years ago.
I When be was county clerk Mr.
Haverly did not transact the business of
his office by substitute deputies, but at
all times during his four years' service
not only actively, superintended . the
work, but participated in it and as-
sumed all It! responsibilities. It la
nBn,lT n""""" " n""! tb ,in'
flm,,,yl PPon or an repuonnins mr
Mr. Haverly. He has always received
" wh''n h WM """11,lBt ' ,h
people and will, undoubtedly, again
head ,he procession on the 7th of No-
BUSINESS AXn POLITICS.
The adage that politics Is business
and business Is politics Is not a mere
platitude, but Is literally true. Unfor
tunately business men rarely take part
In the active work of politics, excualpg
themselves on the plea that tbey do not
want to soil their skirts In the dirty po
litical cesspool. Once In a while, how
ever, business men break loose, like a
bull In the china shop, and smash crock
cry right and left Just to show that they I
are really mad. But such spasmodic re-
rorra is generally Bnori-nveu uu uu-
productive of lasting results. I
Th trntihle with the business man In I
.,.., h. , llnwnn(. to nlnce
,h .., IMl oth4l,
tuiem nuu rAirio ui ""i'ij-
liver their votes to the candidates he
r.vnr. Vr nftan a hiislnena man's
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him by corporation managers and aup- ,n con,truction, however attractive In ap
pointed by him even when they are no- I pea. ranee, will pasa muster. Tha people
torlonslT nntrustworthv or incompetent.
Another peculiarity of tbe business c,p" nd ndh ?!
' . , an open fight upon It. In the president s
man in politics Is his lack of tolerance empnatlc wor,B ..,t out of tho question
and his unwillingness to concede to Otll- for the government not to exercise a super
era the same rlehts aud Drivileces be vlaory and regulatory right over the rall-
cnmfl for himself. A striking example
hla anlrlt la found in the attitude of
or tnis spirit is rouua m tne atutuae oi
jaDor. It has been given out cold that
any canamate nnng nis name wnn me
Central Labor union for preference by
referendum will he nlrrhforked br the
bu8lness men at the election.
yet the business men of Omaha, and
especially the retail merchants, are not
onlv willlna- to trade with the working-
men and their wlvea and daughters, but
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they are actually spending thousand, of
dollars every montn in advertising ror
their patronage. What Is the difference
between the business man who Is hold-
ing out all kinds of Inducements for the
patronage of worklngmen and the pollti-
clan who Is bidding for support of the I
worklngmen at the polls? One wants
his money and the other wants his vote,
and both have a right to solicit the
favor of worklngmen regardless of each
The retail merchant who would lock
out his union labor patrons would soon I
go to the wall and the Jobber who would I
refuse to sell to the retail merchant who
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accepted patronage from working people
would close his doors In a very short
time, and the political candidate who I
would spcrn the labor vote and put his
would be snowed under In the election
anu mum iw w rraunn i uuui
briel blows hla horn
A HOT CAMPAIGN-
The New York mayoralty campaign is
waxing hot and promises to be one of
the most Interesting and exciting in the
history of that city. No confident pre-
dlcUon can be made as to the result, but
present conditions seem to ravor tne re- part in the transaction is closed. The
election of Mayor McClellan, the Tarn- piece of paper which la given to the drug
mun .nuinto Timr ho trill .oi. Kist la retained by him merely as a record
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however, is not assured, it being quite
possible that Hearst, the municipal
nwnerahln on ndl.l.ie will drw fmm th
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t-n-uic.n unuoiijr auiuuicu
many. He is making a strong fight and
of course is able to put Into the cam- Borne patients would like to get the pre
palgn all the money that may be re- scriptlon back to use elsewhere and obiig
. . .i .n. Ing- drugglata will usually furnish a copy of
yuireu. .1 aujiisiru uini aitviu
may get some republican votes through
fear of Hearst. The republican candt-1
date, William M. Ivins, is carrying on a
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as nis sniDDoietn. une isew iorK Mail
expresses the opinion that if he should
poll every republican vote he will b
elected, but It is not probable that be j
can do so. The danger of Hearst is very
likely to send some republican voters
Not the least interesting feature of
the campaign Is the Independent candl-
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dacy or district Attorney Jerome ror
re-election. lie bas made a fine record
ln office and has a large and enthusiastic
following It is a verv'livelv contest.
with the chances ln favor of the success
of the Tammany candidate.
If Douglas county property owners
i-,- t.Yoa hw hnnM
ot nty commissioners who
I boaru VI cwuilljr rouiuiliwiuueri w no
atand for retrenchment and economy in
tne management of county affairs. Two
.h m.n Wllllm n T'r nn.1 Cn.mtt
G. Uon. are candidate- on the re-
publican county ticket Mr. Cre has
actively Identified with the Real
E8tate exchange ln the battle for equitn-
ble taxation and Mr. Solomon has ren-
derea invaluable service in the county
verk'a and auditor's department aud la
thoroughly familisr with the duties that
wouid devolve upon him as coinmls-
I The first intimation of the provisions
1 of the proposed German tariff law would
lead one to believe that the farmers of
tbat country are the real protectionists;
but Great Britain will probably not
dread the enactment of its discarded
"corn laws" by a commercial rival.
When that referendum la ordered ln
Norway the real progress of republican
Ideas ln the north will be measured; and
It Is by no means certain that the ma
jority of the people will be willing to
discard the traditions of monarchy.
The Frealaeat ava n Traveler.
New Tork Tribune.
In his speech at Fredericksburg, Vs.,
President Roosevelt made tha Interesting
statement that when ha la threugh his pres
ent trip he will hava been In and spoken
In every atate In the union during his term
as president. That will be a record, su far
as we are aware, not equalled by any re
cent president and perhaps not by any
president during hla term of office.
A Real Standpatter.
President Roosevelt's views a to the
nM.ullv ftf rftllwpv rat. r m-i 1 1 H nri An not
appear , have undergone ny change alma
siarrra on nis eoutnern trip.
Whpn u rMl(l tha, ,thl foot ball
teams will be in condition to play on
Thanksgiving dsy you get a chance to
aea what a great thing modern surgery
A man In Dakota hanged for murder sans
a song of his own composition on tha way
to the gallows. Such an Incident must
tend to reconcile many opposed to the In-
flictlon of capital punishment.
The gentlemen who have been convli
cine tha president that he ought to Chang
hl vlewa on the railroad question now sea
that they have succeeded. He has traded
torm" v,ew' 'et
closer knit than the others.
"' nearniaiiosi lirnnnurg
No shams, however artistic and ingenloua
re In no mooA to be humbugged. The Is
rol." not ahadowy right, and
rl,nl mu" lBKe ln" ,orm
correct abuses promptly and effectively.
War on Hostut Graft.
"Where did you get it?" drove Richard
Croker from New Tork. Mr. Jerome has
begun to ask the same question concerning
Croker's successor, Murphy, and he win
conUnue asking it until election. Since
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rom. v. Murohv haa an' "estate- on
Long island, and liveried servants.
Whether he should be elected or not, Mr.
Jerome's slashing campaign will serve a
a IT. aicta what Uatiftl
oTrg, did nineVecn yerT ago. when an
emissary from one of the great parties,
trying to dissuade Mr. George from being
independent candidate, had pointed out
that aa he could not oe eieciea n run-
nlng would only raise hell." Then, said
Oeorge, gladly. "I will mn. I do not want
to be mayor, but 1 do want to raise hell
WHO OWNS THUS PRESCRIPTION t
The question, who owns the prescription
given by a physician to his patient? oc-
cuplee In its discussion twelve columns In
tha Druggists' Circular. It aeema that the
Physician, the patient and the druggist an
have claima, which, however, are conflict-
,ng E(ich cftn pXemA wlth pIauB,bluly
that the tltIe to the document la in him.
The. physician, because he wrote it for a
special purpose and has the right to re
b ri8.ht of on and the necessities
oi tne rase, a iij w mr mm a nceipi
record-ot the niedrana he delivered
The dispute Is- clouded by treating tha
prescription as substantial property. It la
-l ... 1 An .Lntlnn nf
oroDerty that the patent seeks to acquire.
when the physician has given the order to
his patlcnt'and, received his pay hie part
nd money lntret ln th8, matt7 termU
and 'receivea and pays for the medicine hla
of & completed sale of an article made ac
cording to the apedflcationa of the preacnp-
ion. The naner is necessary to the drug-
I gist aa a protection should any queatlon
arise aa to the nature of the medicine sold.
" is necessary to nobody else. Therefore
4. -,1, ,hn .allv retains It. in-
j pears to have the best right to It.
,t nuM..rt. Thl. we take it. Is rather
ft courtesy than an acceded right. We do
not believe, however, that the apothecary's
right to retain a prescription on which he
baIJ mlnln. n tw Hiirn.f II 11 v Aim
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NOTORIOl S TRI STS.
L,,,,,..,,, combine. Deservi.- At.
tentlon front Law Officers.
The Structural Steel association met the
other day ln New York City to consider the
advisability of advancing prices. After
lively discussion It waa decided to make no
change. If a majority of the -membera had
I favored an Increase the cost of construction
. . whAM. ..rllr,llrBl , ,1Rprt
W0Uld have been Increased throughout the
United States. A few men meeting In New
Yor,t arbitrarily raise or lower the cost.
The other day notice waa sent out that
there waa to be a meeting of the ateel plate
pool at Pittsburg to consider the expedl
ency of raising prices. The steel rail pool
I haa Its meetings. So have other assocla-
uons wnicn control tne manuiaciure ana
th pr,ea r var,ou" ,ron ana teM Proaucl-
I There, is no upr nhout the meetings or
the action taken at them. The consumers
are promptly notified of changes in price,
The various branches of the iron and ateel
TDT. ZlTy whxisTeTc.
i. a matter of common knowledge. The
anti-trust law has no terrors for the ateel
h00'" Bnd ns. of them has
eaubiished a profitable monopoly and will
not reI,nqlll8,u U(ltl, forced to do so by
It la certainly time that the courts should
be appealed to for that purpose. There can
be no difficulty about getting evidence
agalnat the steel rail pool, for Instance. It
haa a perfect monopoly. The Department
of Justice ran with the greatest ease make
out a case against that pool and half a
dosen others tn the Iron and steel business.
When will It take the matter In hand and
I deliver the community from the exactions
1 of notorious combines?
There la another trust which calls ror ac-
tlon by tha Department of Justice. That Is
the anthracite coal trust It haa beeu ln
existence for years, but has caver been mo
lasted. The combine la perfecting Its mo
nopoly. Only the other day the Lehigh Val.
ley railroad absorbed the Arm of Coxe Bros.
tt Co., and the Central Railroad of New
Jersey Is negotiating for the Lehigh Coal
and Navigation company's mines, railroads
and canals. Tha Arm of Coxe Bros, was
the largest of the Independent producers of
coaL When all those producers shall have
been absorbed the monopoly of the coal
roads will b complete.
Th more compact and stronger tha coal
trust becomes the more exacting will It Ix.
To gf t the evidence needed for a successful
prosecution should not be a difficult matter.
If suit were to be begun the public would
rejoice at the prospect of relief from a mo
nopoly which baa plundered It for years-
ARMY OOSSIP m WASHt?fOTO?r.
Cnrrent Events C.lennea fram th
Arntr ana Kavy Register.
The war department haa decided It may
be more liberal In the construction of tho
law which rclatea to the militia allotment.
Certain cavalry troops of the mllltla of
South Dakota engaged ln a practice march
for Instruction and In that connection It be
came necessary to make use of wagon
transportation to some extent. The In
structions of the War department hava
hitherto been to the effect that such ex
penditures are not payable out of the atate
allotment, but It Is now the ruling of the
department that the view hitherto held la
based upon what may perhaps be regarded
aa too strict an Interpretation of the law
and It la decided that tn cases ilk tha
present, where the expenditure Is reason
able and necessary Ho the movements of
troops, etc., who are engaged In practice
marches' it will be allowed.
Reporta received at the War department
continue to give gratifying Information
concerning the success of tha training
school for bakers and cooks at Fort Riley,
Kan., In the conduct of which Captain M.
S, Murray of the subsistence department
haa been rendering valuable service. It Is
considered aa a good Idea that there be In
augurated an army cookery competition
after tha fashion of the English, who en
courage work and skill In that line with
eminent profit to the system. A reoord is
kept of achlevementa and marks are given
on a basis of l.OOe, with a challenge shield
for the winner and sliver medals for other
artists. There are so many far-reaching re
sults of good cooking In the army that the
conduct of a training school for bakers and
cooks must be regarded as one of the Influ
ential factors toward the contentment of
soldiers and the discouragement of deser
tion. "The Btar-Spangled Banner," when played
at a military post, will be received here
after with additional marks of respect.
This Is a decision of the War department
based on the recommendation of the gen
eral staff, It having been concluded to
amend the army regulations so aa to pre
scribe a salute to be rendered when the
national anthem Is played, the position of
salute being retained during the playing of
the air. It will also be ordered that at
military posts where there Is no band the
field music will sound "to the color" when
the colors ars lowered at retreat. Another
change will be In the signal for the bat-
taliona to assemble to form regiment, the
signal being "adjutant's call" Instead of
"to the color," as the latter Is properly a
saluta to the color and not a formation
The army signal officers believe they have
made Important discoveries In regard to the
procesa of generating hydrogen In con
nection with the operation of the balloon
train. This has been one of the Important
objects of Investigation at home and
abroad, and It appears that this govern
ment haa made substantial progress In the
develqpmcnt of the means of providing
hydrogen by a system which la simple and
economical in operation. Hitherto the diffi
culties In providing gas for a balloon have
well nigh rendered that vehicle of little
use In a military way, although the Euro
peans have accomplished considerable In
their experiments. It la not known generally
to just what extent the balloon serves a
military purpose, and there have always
been those who doubted Its value when It
was taken into consideration that It waa
not easy to provide hydrogen. If this ob
stacle haa been removed. It Is realised that
an Important contribution bas been made
to. the efficiency of the military balloon,
to say nothing of Its value to aeronautics
The chief of staff of the army haa before
him the text of the bill providing for a
national reserve, together with an argu
ment which waa prepared by Captain
Joseph T. Dick man, of the Eighth cavalry,
and of the Third division of the general
staff. The draft and an explanation were
submitted from the Third division with a
simple letter of transmittal. Copies of the
bill and the accompanying document have
been furnished to membera of the general
staff In confidence with the request that
there be a careful examination of the
measure with a view to a full and frank
discussion of Its provisions ln a session of
the full committee to be held at an early
date. The project does not go beyond the
provision of a force which may be utilised
In time of war or la, the emergency of It
to the extent of Increasing the regular army
to Its authorised strength of 100,000 men.
There Is no attempt to create a reserve
force by the employment of the militia or
to encroach ln any degree upon the state
soldiery organisation or to form a large
volunteer body beyond the limitations of
augumentlng the regular establishment.
This is considered of the utmost import
ance and quite within the legitimate scope
of the national authorities. It la a con
servative measure which provides the ready
and certain means of acquiring trained
soldiers who shall be able to go 'into the
field fully equipped and fill out to their
complement the infantry, oavalry and
artillery commands. It ought to be appre
ciated by congress that tbat much may
be properly accomplished as a measure of
precaution; the lack of such
Is apt to be a costly negligence In the end.
Such a reserve force. It is proposed, shall
be composed of soldiers and marlnea who
have demonstrated their ability to shoot,
who have had at leaat two years' military
service and Who possess honorable dis
charges. It 'is provided that membera of
the reserves shall aerve at least ten days
in every year ln drill or on the target
ranges; that they shall be provided with a
uniform; that, during the actual annual
service, they shall receive the pay and al
lowances allowed by law to enlisted men
of their resepctlve positions; that they ahall
be divided Into three classes sharpshooters,
who shall receive 130 per year; marksmen,
who shall receive t per year, and men
In the first class, who ahall receive- J6
per year. A reservist of the latter clasa
may be advanced if at any time he ahall
demonstrate his right to belong to the other
two classes. Of course, congress will
promptly ask the expense of all thla and,
It will be ahown that the coat of main
tenance haa the quality of a good invest
ment. The reserve rorce will pronamy
require an increase of lea than t per
cent of the annual army appropriation,
which ia modest enough when It is con
sidered that without .auch a reserve body
In thla country the haste, hasarda and
eost of recruiting an untrained body of
soldiers in. the last hour before a conflict
would be calamatous.
Heroes and Heroines.
Out of ten heroic savers of life to re
ceive Carnegie medals three were women,
which Is quite an encouraging showing for
the weaker sex. But, after all, herolam la
something which. In spite of tha cynlra, la
latent to all human nature, and nothing la
more aurprlslng often than tha people tn
whom It develops or the occasion which
call it forth.
Getting; on solid Gronnd.
St. Louis Olobe Democrat.
In speaking of public ownership now
Mayor Dunne of Chicago lias dropped the
word "Immediate" and substituted "aa soon
aa practicable." Just give a democrat time
and he Is certain to work around te a re
TO A WIM,
A Cream of Tartar Powder
Ulade From Grapea
THE FINAL RESPONSIBILITY.
Baals of Legislative Grafting Trace
able the Voters,
Detroit Free Press.
In the critical view of the people of the
United States President Nicholas Murray
Butler of Columbia college arrived at the
conclusion that statutes will not put moral
principles where they do not exist. In a
less general way, but following the same
courae of reasoning. Mr. James M. Beck,
a prominent fire insurance man, hat ar
rived at a conclusion which is Identical
In efTect, If not In form. In a speech to
the Fire Underwriters' association in Chi
cago, Mr. Beck said:
"Let those who complain of the large
aums expended by inaurance to defeat op
pressive legislation remember that the in
surance companies rarely spend a dollar
to secure favorable legislation. They ask
no appropriation, they claim no right of
way. Let our stern moralists visit their
greatest condemnation upon the legislative
highwaymen, who hold up these great busi
ness Interests, and, above all, upon an in
different people, Vho clothe these highway
men with the power to hold up their vic
tims." This is aettlngr back to the fundamentals.
It Is. of course, not true that the Insurance
companlea and . other corporations are to
be classed as unwilling victims of legis
lative rapacity, but the responsibility la
about evenly divided. The corporations are
willing to be held up and the legislatures
are willing to hold them up. Just now a
committee of the New Tork legislature ts
making a splendid Inquiry Into wrongs
which are in a large degree directly trace
able to the legislature Itself. The legis
lature Is the representative body elected
by the people, often with full knowledge of
the ahortcomlnga of the men elected and
never with complete absence of suspicion
of their susceptibility to corrupt Influences.
It would be an Insult on the Integrity of our
governmental institutions as theoretically
conceived to say that the legislatures, cor
rupt or otherwlae, do not fairly and truly
represent the prevailing aentlment of the
voters. Time after time ln Michigan we
have been the unwilling wltneseses of the
fatuity of a hundred conatltuenclea which
persistently returned men. to the legis
lature whoae fitness waa told In public
records black with shame. The same people
who do tha voting cry for the passage of
statutes that will make them honest, in
charging the responsibility to the people
through the legislatures. Mr. BecK is ap
proximately correct. It Is within the power
of the leglslaturea to correct nan me civiu
and economlo evils whose correction Is
demanded. It is within the power of the
neonle to elect legislatures that wouia
make auch corrections. The Inevitable con
clusion Is that the crimes of industry., the
commercial evils, the financial wrongs, tne
reflations. thieveries, briberies and
grafts refleot the aentlment of the people
and mark the morality or. ma num.
Wiley's Itude Alarms.
Prof. Wiley might be better engaged
than In trying to raise a hullabaloo about
v soldlarS ln the League Island navy
yard being fed on oleomargarine colored
with "coal tar dyes." If there Is anything
more wholesome than oleomargarine or
more harmless than aniline dyes we do not
know it. The professor ought to revive
the alarming intelligence that the carbonlo
acid gas In soda water la "made out of"
marble dust and sulphuric acid.
Man's Inhnmaaltr to Woman.
It haa been Judicially decided that a wife
has a right to go through her husband's
pockets while he Is asleep. But now comes
another ruling, that a husband haa as good
a right to keep a rat trap In his pockets
to protect hla money. Exasperated women,
in reading thla ruling, will reassert the old
complaint of a feminine kind that men have
a horrid, mean way ot atandlng by one
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Colorado has set up a rather disconcert
Ing habit ot putting crooked bankers on
the straight path to prison.
Jumes Riley, the dialect and humorous
poet of Irish life, now a resident of Boa
ton, Mnss., Is visiting southern battle
fields gathering material for a new book.
Who will now deny that civilisation la
advancing ln the 1'hlllppinea? A Filipino
woman has been granted a divorce front
her American husband, with 100 pecoa a
The average man, reading current criti
cisms of the design of the new twenty-dollar
certificate, confesses to a feeling that he
would like to see several of them, for pur
poses of comparison.
A. D. Parker, the new vice president ot
the Colorado ft Southern company, owes
hla good fortune to the fact that ha once
"grub-staked" a proapector. Thla was five
years ago. Today he is worth fully $800,000
and has some new mining ventures.
Charles Denby, Just appointed chief
clerk of the State department, la a son
of the late Charles Denby, formerly mln-
la,. aw . "'!,(.. 11. a . - M 1
l5l VU Vll'ltO, 1C IB p. K'AUUtlc OI X I lilt. B- .
ton and spent thirteen years as secretary
I I l n -u.i.. mi.. - .li.j -1 . V ,
irnnuuii m ,iiiiiaw j lie new vniet Ciera ' m
speaks and writes Chinese fluently and
is a thorough French scholar.
Ell Hlokl, the first secretair of the
Japanese legation at Washington, will ad
dress tho Cleveland Chamber of Commerce
today, which will be the first expresalon
from official Japanese circles since the
peace treaty was signed, and it Is ex
pected that It will be of great significance
aa to the policy to be adopted by the
mikado's empire toward the rest of the
world, particularly the United States.
Tommy Paw. what is a camnalsn mln.
Paw It la the political watchword, or
rallying cry, of our . political party, may
Tommy Don't tha other fellows hava
liaw No, my aon. Theirs Is a yawn
She Do you know . anything worse than
the odor of onions T
He Yes see na: somone else eatinn them
when I don't dare! Detroit Free Press.
"Is Mr. Davis a man of high breeding?"
"Ke Is, Indeed. Why. the other day he
raised his hat to me when he kqew ha
naan t ma wig on. Judge.
"Did you ever contribute to a campaign
"Not conaclously. But I have paid pre
mluina on a life Insurance policy. Wash
Dumley Say, you'd better take some
thing for that cold, old man. Now
Wise Don't offer me any more, please,.
I've taken too much already.
Dumley Too much what?
Wise Advice. Philadelphia Press.
Mohberly Is your picture going to be
Dohberly I don't know. I heard a mem
ber of the committee say that hanging waa
too good for it. Cleveland Leader.
"The apartments on the tenth floor, said
the manager of the Skyscraper flats, "com
mand a higher rent than any oihera be
cause they're, the safest In the building."
"Indeed?" remarked the homeneeker.
"Oh, yes; you see, few airships ever fl
that low and automobiles never Jump that
high'" Philadelphia Ledger.
8o:nervlle Journal. '
Don't fret If things go wrong today,
They'll ell come right tomorrow.
A tune of Joy, the wise men say.
Will follow every sorrow.
If you have failed, don't sit and mourn.
Just get to work and hustle, i
Success 1m sure to come in time J
To active brain and music. j
The man who mopes, and frets, and plnea
Will never be a winner.
He'a ln great luck If every day
He gets a decent dlnnsr.
The souKht-for secret of success
I'll tell you. on the level:
Just hustle! hustle! that's tha way
To circumvent the devil!
Do not undervalue the
services of a skilful phy
sician. Even the best
medicine cannot take the
place of the family doctor.
Therefore we say: Con
sult your physician freely
about your case and ask
him what he thinks about
your taking Ayers Cherry
Pectoral for your cough.
If he says take it, then take
it. If he says do not take
it, then follow his advice.
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