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THE OMAHA DAILY BEK: Fit ID AY, NOVEMBER 3. 190.1.
The Omaha Daily Bee.
E. ROSEWATER, EDITOR.
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Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
befire me this Slvt day of October, 1!.
(Seal) M. B. HCNGATE,
wnm otT op tow.
iabsrrlbera leaving the city tem
porarily ahnalrt bava Th Ree
mailed to them. It la better thaa
at dally letter from home. Ad
re will be changed as oftea aa
Saturday In your luxt obiince to regis
ter for the coining election.
Hlng luk, tut Cliiiiuinun who bus
loen caught lu Xew York, evldeutly for
sot Umt Uiis In tho open m-amm for birdH.
After nil It Ih better to linve water
fllllnjf Uie right-of-way of the Panama
cauul than to have water tilling ouly the
stocks of tho company.
ranumn Ik fortunate m being able to
celebrate Its second anniversary without
haying to renieiuhwr thoae who died that
the republic might five.
Ocnaba niul huiuli Ouiuun voters who
bavo not already familiarized tliem
vlves with the voting machine should
do no between now and next Tuesday.
The death of cx-IIuuker Devlin will
probably clone a Kansas scandal, and as
a coufiequeiire several political booms,
apparently fronted, may bloom again In
Michigan manufacturer evldeutly ob
ject more strongly to being delivered
bound and jmpged to the railroads than
they do to governmental regulation of
In self-defense the Imperial govern
ment at Peking should see that no mora
missionaries are killed In China until It
has finished paying for the victims of
the Boxer outrage.
With that suit charging Andrews with
fraud In New Mexico !t is evident th;U
territorial delegates are not afraid to
compete with senators and representa-
In the field of "irrnft."
Rememlier that yon cauuot voUj at the
election next Tuesday or the primary
election to nominate city officials next
spring unless you are registered. The
Inst day of registration will be Satur
day. That 8t Louis murderer who suc
ceedod In breaking Into the insane asy
lum by making an attack In open, court
upon Jurors and officers may have set a
precedent which will make Jury service
KanH8 evidently has no fear of
"tainted money" for educational pur-po.-tes,
as It threatens to bar the Pullman
company from operation In that state
unless It pays $14,000 forthwith Into the
permanent school fund.
No one knows when death may over
take him. Do you want the little that
you may leave to your wife or children
to fall luto the hands of a bunch of no
torious grafters when your estate gets
Into the county court?
Id the light of the testimony of Mr.
Chambers before the Interstate Com
merce; commission someone in railroad
authority must have been telling "un
necessary lies' about the ownership of
at least one private cur line.
There are plenty of reputable and
substantial citizens In the Fourth ward
eligible to fill the vacancy in the city
council without drawlug on the list of
paving contractors, ageuts and frau
chlsed cotToratlon cappers.
'. A competent and houeet engineer to
4aa bridges and supervise the roust ruc
tion and maintenance of public roads
la an Imperative necessity for Douglas
county, and we feel sure no mistake
will be made by our rltixena In casting
tbelr votes for the republican candidate,
Herman Real, the present city engiueer
ut BuuUi Omaha, for U:at vovitioa.
RAILROAD FREIGHT RATKH.
OMAHA, Nov. 2. liM6.-To the Editor of
Th Be: If you will allow mo to make
a private conversation public, concerning
railroad frelsht rate. I will recall ons
that occurred between you, ex-Oovernor
Boyd and myaelf, on tho return train from
the Morton ceremonial at Nebraska City 6n
Saturday evening last.
In discussion with ex-Oovernor Boyd, he
cited facts to prove that local rates In our
state had been largely reduced. You would
not admit It. In a later one with m on
long- haul rates. In which I said that,
without statutory regulation, and aome
tlmea In eplte of It, these rates had aone
down from 2'i to 3 cents per ton per mile
to a fraction of 1 cent per ton per mile.
I am not sure that you distinctly denied
this statement, but I am sure that you
did not accept It.
The State Enfdneer of New York says:
"In 1SM6 the average freight rate for the
hauling of a ton one mile was S4 cents,
making a reduction (from SV4 cents then
and a fraction of 1 cent now), In cost of
2H cents per mile In the past forty years."
In the bulletin from which the above Is
quoted he makes the following statement:
If New York state In the year 1904 had
to pay the same railroad rates on freight
that prevailed In k1, they would have
had to pay IMtOon.oiO more for their local
freight and over It'S.fKio.OOO more for their
through freight than they did actually pay
In Thla saving In the cost of trans
location lias been made by private cor
porations, and the public, while always
complaining of freight rates, have had the
Ex-Governor Boyd's statement was true
on local freight rates In . our own state,
and mine was also true on the average
long haul In the'whole country, and neither
the extraordinary man, who Is now presi
dent of the United States, nor the Incor
rigible editor of The Bee, nor Bryan's roar
ing ln-Commoner, nor Mr. Berge's raving
Independent, can successfully deny tho
plain truth about It. . .
GEORGE L. MILLER.
The contention of Governor Boyd that
local freight rates In Nebraska are
lower than they were twenty-five years
ago, and Dr. Miller's contention that
long haul freight rates huve gone down
from 3 to cents per ton per mile
within the past forty years, cut no fig
ure iu the present rallroud Issue, as de
fined by President Itoosevelt, even If all
that is claimed by Governor Boyd and
Dr. Miller were absolutely true.
Forty years ago passengers between
Omaha and San Francisco by overland
stnge were compiled to pay 25 cents
per mile and the passenger rate over
the Union Pacific In the seventies was
10 cents per mile, and In the eighties 5
cents a mile in Nebraska, until reduced
by act of the legislature to 3 cents a
mile. On the Burlington, the passenger
rate up to 1800 was 5 cents a mile on
the Nebraska side of the Missouri river
and 3 cents a mile on the Iowa side of
the Missouri river, the roads running
parallel within five miles of each other.
And the only reason for this difference
between the Iowa and Nebraska rates
in those days was that Iowa had fixed
the rate by law and Nebraska had not
It stands to reason that If the leglsla
tures of Iowa and Nebraska can fix a
maximum passenger rate by law on the
rnllroads within those states, congress
cun fix rates passenger as well aa
freight over railroads doing interstate
commerce within the United States.
AVhilo it Is true that a material reduc
tion In long distance freight rates has
been effected within the past twenty
years, It Is also true that no material
reduction has been made in local freight
rates In Nebraska within the past
twenty years, but, on the contrary, the
rates are either as high or, if anything,
higher than they were twenty years
ago, and were made so by changes in
The advocates of the let-alone policy
who point to the gradual reduction of
long haul rates, deliberately Ignore the
changed conditions under which rail
roads are now being operated. Twenty
years ago ten tons constituted a car
load. Today freight cars haul from
thirty to fifty tons, thus trebling the
capacity of the road to move a given
volume of freight a given dis
tance. This is not all, for with the
enlarged locomotives, the railroads are
enabled to move from three to five
times as much freight with one train
crew as formerly required from three to
five train crews and only corresponding
Increase In operating expenses.
The champions of the let-alone policy
also Ignore the marvelous increase In
the volume of railway truffle within the
past twenty yeltrs, which bus euor
mously Increased the earning power of
the railways and enabled them to make
greater profits on lower transportation
The Issue presented by President
Roosevelt's ultimatum Is not bused
on the assumption that railway
rates are excessive y pnd exorbitant
everywhere, but simply that discrim
inative and excessive rates are exacted
in some localities and upon some par
ticular classes of freight that can be re
adjusted only by the Intervention of a
tribunal clothed with power to Investi
gate a complaint of excessive tolls and
after full hearing. If the complaint la
well founded, to declare the rate unrea
sonable aud substitute a lower rate that
will stand until set aside bv the courts.
A BKIUX OF AtiJKCtir.
The exiiectatlon that the concessions
made by the czar to the people would
be promptly followed by restoration of
law and order throughout the empire has
not been realized. In a number of pluce
lawlessness aud violence, amounting to
anarchy, still prevail and the authorities
seem utterly baffled In their efforts to
deal with the conditions. The murderous
rioters control the situation, In some
places apparently with the connivance
of the military and the police, with the
result that hundreds of luoffenslve peo
ple have been killed and the property of
many others looted or destroyed. Only
at Kt. Petersburg has there been any
Improvement In conditions, but there can
be no certainty as to whether this will
coutlnue, so easily are certain elements
of the people iuclted to lawlessueaa.
The government appears to be lu a
dilemma regarding what should he doue.
It threatens the disorderly elements with
drastic action, but apparently fears to
carry It out, perhaps apprehending that
to carry It out might aggravate the
trouble. The Idea would seem to be to
let tho revolutionary spirit burn Itself
out. The ominous phase or the situation
apparently is this, that the people may
have reached a stage of chronic discon
tent that accepts nothing as sufficient,
that distrusts the sincerity of all con
cessions by the throne, that rapidly
moves to extremer demands once the
more moderate have been grnnted. Cer
tainly the existing state of affairs shows
very forcibly how little prepared a large
portion of the Russian people are for the
liberty they are asking, and this applies
to many of Intelligence, for students In
the universities are among the leaders
of the mobs and are as lawless and vio
lent as tho worst of them. The Imperial
decree creating tho cabinet ministers Is
not calculated to help the situation, since
It distinctly reserves powers to the czar
which seem Juconsistent with the pre
THE CADWACr VF WILLIAM FLKMISO.
The strenuous and desperate efforts
that are being made on behalf of Wil
liam Fleming to Inject him luto the
county treasurer's office Justify a brief
review of bis political career.
Mr. Fleming was an avowed repub
lican, as his father had been before
him, and had no sympathy or affiliation
with democrats until after he had
broken up In business and needed an
office. Then he became a convert to
free silver and called himself a silver
republican. On that Issue by fusion
with the democrats, with whom he had
nothing in common on any other issue,
except his need of an office, he was
elected tax commissioner of Omaha. It
Is a matter of notoriety, however, that
be owed his election to sympathetic
republicans, who believed that he would
get over bis free stiver hallucination in
When the silver republican party bad
passed away because free coinage bad
ceased to be an Issue, nine-tenths of all
the silver republican prodigals returned
to their political relations. Not so,
however, with Mr. Fleming. He had
partaken of the savory popocratlc dishes
and saw no immediate prospect of a fat
Job from the republicans. So he turned
democrat for revenue only, although be
never believed and does not now be
lieve In democratic doctrine, either as
taught by the fathers, or by Bryan, or
by Parker. Why lifetime democrats
should sacrifice their own ambitions for
the benefit of a deserter from the ranks
of the common enemy passes compre
hension. Why any republican should give pref
erence to a renegade over a loyal repub
lican Is equolly inexplicable. On the
one hand, democrats have nothing to
gain by keeping Fleming in office. Con
ceding that P'leming has a sympathetic
following within the republican ranks,
he has never transferred a solitary vote,
except possibly his own," to any other
Even if we should concede all that Is
claimed for Mr. Fleming as an honest
and efficient public official, there would
be no reason why any republican should
give him preference and desert his own
party nominee Just to keep Mr. Fleming
perpetually In -office.
GXRMAX THADE PROPOSALS.
The German ambassador to the United
States w 111 at an early day submit pro
posals of his government for a new trade
agreement between Germany and this
country. According to a reported state
ment of Chancellor Buelow there is no
desire to damage the trade of the United
States and the proposals about to be
made are designed to Increase the ex
changes between the two countries, not
to contract tbem. He said that former
treaties had proved detrimental to Ger
many's agricultural Interests and there
fore special attention was given those
Interests In the new tariff, but the aim
is not hostile to commercial treaties, as
shown by the fact that several have
been negotiated. "With the United
States, too," said the chancellor, "we cart
live upon a friendly footing In trado re
lations aud extend our system of ex
changes to the advantage of both conn
tries." . He expressed confidence that a
conciliatory spirit on lwth sides will har
monize the German and American stand
This explanation of the attitude of the
German government In tills very lmpor
tant matter is very satisfactory, insofar
as it shows a friendly disposition, but
not until the character of Its proposals
is known can there be assurance
whether cr not Germany really aims to
Increase exchanges between the two
countries. The new tariff of that coun
try will affect American trade amount
lug to $40,000,000. This trade Is to a
large extent In agricultural products, the
Increased dutlea on which are for the
protection of Germany's agricultural In
terests. It seems hardly probable that
she will be disiiosed to make such con
cessions as will enable us to maintain
our exports of breadstuffa to the German
markets. Yet It will be acareely possible
to negotiate a new commercial treaty
unless Germany is willing to make lib
eral concessions from the new duties on
our agricultural products. This is the
most Important point to be determined
and it will probably prove to be the in
surmountable obstacle to a reciprocity
agreement Our government, it can very
confidently tie predicted, will not enter
into a treaty that did not accord proper
consideration to the agricultural Inter
ests of the country. Of course there are
other Interests concerned, but uone to so
great an extent aa the producers of food
stuffs. Meanwhile the German tariff question
Is receiving very earnest attention In the
quarters Interested and there Is prom
ised a vigorous pressure from Uieae
sources in behalf of a new commercial
treaty. According to reports from Wash
ington there - Is a strong sentiment
against reciprocity concessions to Oer
many on the ground that we are already
paying the maximum rates In several
countries without serious detriment and
that the new tariff will not put us Into
a seriously bad situation either as re
gards Germany or the International mar
ket. It Is to lie expected that discussion
of the matter will assume prominence
os soon as the proposals to lie submitted
to our government shall become known.
Tears before William Fleming was
thought of for public office, The Bee
agitated and advocated tax reform on
equitable lines In conformity with the
letter aud spirit of the constitution, es
pecially the property of the railroads
and public service corporations, accord
ing to their true value. But Fleming
claims everything. He not only claims
all that has Wen done before he was lu
office, but also what was done by the
vigorous campaign waged by the Real
Estate exchange, the newspapers, the
heavy taxpayers and the boards of re
view. For some unaccountable reason John
D. Rockyfellow has apparently failed
to come to the front with a fat contribu
tion to the democratic campaign fund,
notwithstanding the offer to return to
him his $(17,000 in case tho democrats
should regain control of the University
of Nebraska. Mr. Rockyfellow doesn't
usually pass up easy money like lliat.
It must be that he declines to be Mrs.
Chadwlcked by democratic promises
and doubts whether tho democrats
would deliver the goods, as per agree
ment, even If they should win out.
When a man elected to public office
conducts Its affairs with ability, dili
gence and integrity during bis first term
he is usually accorded a second term.
That concession was made for William
Fleming as city tax commissioner, and
will again be made for Robert Fink as
county treasurer. Mr. Fleming bad
two successive three-year terms as tax
commissioner, while Mr. Fink will at
best ouly have two successive two-year
terms as county treasurer.
How does It come that the redoubt
able "Jim" Connolly is drawn to serve
as a petit Juror in the United States
court? Connolly when county commis
sioner was chiefly resjiousible for the
Juggling with the Jury list that resulted
In rejection of the whole panel and
completely stopping the entire machin
ery of our district court He worked It
so well that the last Jury list drawn by
him as county commissioner contained
his own name as Juror.
The Woman's Christian Temperance
union desires to have none but total ab
stainers in the United States army.
There can be no exception taken to this
desire except that it would be difficult
to get enough men without drawing
upon those ' constitutionally opposed to
Every taxpayer In Douglas county,
regardless of party, is Interested in the
efficient and honest administration of
county affairs. We feel sure the inter
est of the taxpayers will be In safe
hands If they elect E. G. Solomon and
W". O. Ure as memlers of the board.
Aud now T. J. Mahoney, reformer and
head of the Civic Federation, moralizes
against accepting tainted money to erect
buildings at the state university. It Is
to be noted, however, that he says noth
ing about attorneys sharing in tainted
Moat Be la the Fashion.
Count Wltte should not be judged by his
whiskers. They are the style In his coun
try. Jnstlflable Disgust.
Detroit Free Press.
ThoBe Philadelphia contractors will prob
ably be disgusted to learn that they pets
mitted 112,000,000 to escape them.
Jealooa of Their Worries.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Presidents of railroads admit that
rate problem Is too much for them.
wonder they are reluctant about passing
It up to congress.
Trath a Halting; Sprinter.,
Mr. Dolliver denies the "smell of the oil"
story. Mr. Dolliver probubly knows, more
over, that th story will always be a few
laps ahead of the denial.
t'hoBBlnar the Plant Trea.
Secretary Taft "makes good" again In
cutting his War department estimates for
the coming fiscal year tlO.Cno.OOO below the
appropriation for the current year. He
has used the knife unsparingly on publlo
works appropriations, both military and
civil. An administrator who remembers the
deficit deserves to be called a statesman.
The Knell of Doom.
The knell of the autocracy had been
sounded by Russian society and It had to
disappear. It has disappeared and, fortu
nately, so far with little sacrifice of blood
in Internal strife. The whole world re
lolcea at the glad tidings. It halls the
"real" dawn in a land that has all the
elements of greatness. It welcomes a new
member to the council of constitutional
Battle for Hate Hesralatloa.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
It becomes Increasingly evident that the
president has stirred up a mighty power,
of well-nigh Inexhaustible resources, which
will fight to th last ditch any scheme of
effective rate control that may be pre
sented. Ex-Senator Chandler thinks this
power mightier for the time being than
any which the president can summon on
the side of the government and the peoplj,
and he may be right. But In the end. and
that will not be far distant, the roads will
find that they have thrown away their
money. What the president now asks to
he dona Is no more substantially than the
people of the country supposed they had
secured In the enactment of th Interstate
commerce law eighteen years ago. And
what they then set out to obtain some
measure of public control of railroad
chargr-they will never give up trying to
ITS OP WASHIVOTO LIFE.
Mlaer teaa aa laeldeats Sketched
a the set.
Charles F. Stilling of Boston, who lands
th Job of public printer. Is a practical
printer, manager of the printing Board of
Trad of New Tork and a member of Ty
potheta. The selection of the Bostonlan
resident of New Tork Is regarded aa a re
buke for the factions In the government
printing office which were largely responsi
ble for scandals, and a sharp turning down
of th political forces lined up for Acting
Public Printer Rlcketts. Rloketts, as soon
aa he got possession of the big prlntery,
Instituted a series of reforms, every one
of which obviously ought to have been
worked out before.
The president was not Impressed by this
form of activity, but continued his search
for the right man and did not give up
Until he found him. The appointment of
Stilling will doubtless lead to a revolu
tionary reorganization of the printing
office, which has been honeycombed with
factions that have spent as much time
fighting eachother as they have devoted to
It Is believed also that the appointment
will serve to satisfy congress that a more
thorough Investigation of the affairs of the
office than has yet been made either by
the Keep commission or the Landls com
mission will he unnecesary. Congress Is
expected to rely upon Mr. Stilling to cor
rect the abuses which have grown up In
Mr. Stilling Is a son of General Stilling,
who was adjutant general on the staff of
the late Commander-in-Chief Blackmar of
the Grand Army of the Republic.
The agitation In favor of reform In the
government printing Is having Its benefi
cial effect In the preparation of tho annual
reports of departments for th last fiscal
year. In the Treasury Department $20,000
will b saved In printing the tabular re
ports of the comptroller of the currency
alone. Some weeks ago It was planned to
eliminate one of the three volumes usually
given to this division and reduce materi
ally the size of the second. Now a plan
has been devised that will greatly simplify
tho work; what was to have been volume
II will now make only a small appendix
to volume I. Similar rearrangement and
elimination will .be made In every bureau
and division report.
In the Postofflce Department the Influ
ence of First Assistant Postmaster Oeneral
Hitchcock, who Is a member of the Keep
commission. Is felt. The reports of divis
ions will be cut down. Bulk of volume will
no longer be regarded as an evidence of
efficiency, and Mr. Hitchcock, for his divi
sion. Intends submitting the reports com
ing to him without comment. Since the re
port of the postmaster general will embody
all recommendations deemed advisable for
the department no necessity exists for re
peating them In the reports of his assist
ants, as in the past.
"When the president got out of his car
rluge to enter tho state capltol down In
Raleigh the other day, almost Immedi
ately In front of him stood a farmer of
gigantic sise," said Mr. J. B. Patterson
of that city to the Washington Post man.
"There wa an Immense crowd and much
enthusiastic yelling, but this sturdy tiller
of the soli outdid them all in vocal effort,
and his stentorian hurrahs so rent the air
that the president was visibly tickled.
"With his face wreathed In smiles, the
chief executive made a little pause, and,
pointing: 'Aha! my friend; I've got you
spotted, and I'll bet you are the best fox
hunter In this country. The 'little touch
of nature that makes the whole world kin'
was understood and appreciated by the vast
throng, and the cheering that went up was
"A little later, when Colonel Roosevelt
was speaking at the fair grounds. In order
that the people could hear him, he would
face first In one direction and then another.
This arrangement waa very satisfactory,
but one citizen In homespun, thinking that
the president had kept his back turned a
bit too long, yelled out: 'Turn round this
way, colonel, so we can hear you.' Quick
aa a flash the speaker turned and said:
'You're right, my friend, you're right, for
I want to give you all a square deal.' "
Among a party of tourists in Washington
a few days ago was an observant young
woman from Boston. She stood for some
time in reverent admiration of the cele
brated statue of George Washington which
stands on the capltol esplanade. Then she
approached a policeman who was on duty
near by and asked: "Can you Inform me
what authority the sculptor had for his
evident theory that Washington was cross
eyed?" The officer stared at the young
woman In astonishment; but, as she did
not flinch, he walked over and examined
tho statue. The father of his country
looked back at him with haughty dignity
and a distinct squint. Investigation showed
that a small piece of stone had been broken
off the eyebrows and had lodged between
the eye and the upper part of the nose. It
was removed and Washington resumed his
natural air of stralght-vlsluned benignity.
A Maryland farmer has threatened to
Institute a unique damage suit against
Uncle Sam and he claims that upon legal
advice he thinks he has a case. Ills griev
ance Is against the United States Weather
Bureau. The farmer says that he had
made arrangements for a lung Journey
across the mountains, and before he
started he consulted the official weather
report and found that "fair weather" was
predicted, and he went on his Journey
without either overcoat or umbrella. In
stead of being "fair and warm," aa the
weather man had prognosticated, the
weather turned out to be cloudy, raw,
rainy and nasty, and the farmer took cold.
He was laid up for two weeks and thereby
lost a job of werk which would have kept
him employed all through the summer.
Now he wants damages. It Is said that one
lawyer advised htm not to run up against
t'nele Bam on a damage suit, adding that
"It Is but human to err, but It Is dlvln
to forgive, to which .the farmer replied:
"Yes, I know It Is human to err, but It
was not a human that erred thla time. It
was the United States government, and
that ain't human."
General J. Warren Keifer will be a
notable figure In the coming congress. Like
Oeneral N. P. Batiks and Galusha A. Grow,
General Keifer returns to congress after aa
absence of twenty years to represent the
Springfield. O , district. Like Banks and
Grow, he was once speaker of the house.
He Is yet a vigorous man, not quite 70, and
looks no less strong and vigorous than
when he presided over the sessions of
twenty-two years ago. He was always a
conspicuous man and is the more so now
because of his white hair and beard, which
wre tawny and brown In the days of his
speakership. He clings to the garb of the
old-time statesman and wears at all times
an old-fashioned swallow-tall coat cut
much like the dresa coats of today.
Hoaest Heals Abova taa Base.
St. Louis Republics.
Mr. Cleveland might have gone a bit fur
ther In his Nebraska City speech. He might
have added that the very fact that so many
characterless lives are being exposed au
gur well for th future; that the era of
better, truer and nobler things is being
born, while the natlna stands aghast at the
baser things revealed and that the Ideals
of honest Americanism, long crunhed be
neath tha feet of thousands In the "wild
and headlong rush for pelf." ate ri'o tn.
uiiuyhant from the UuU
To succeed these days you must have
plenty of grit, courage, strength. How
is it with the children? Arc they thin,
pale, delicate? Do not forget Ayers
Sarsaparilla. You know it makes the
blood pure and rich, and builds up the
general health. Sold for 60 years.
We have no secrets! We publish
the formulas of all our medicines.
at4e y th 1. O. Aw Co.. Lewsll, Msas.
Alio stanafkatarer f
ITER'S FAIR VIGOR-Par ths kalr. AVER'S PILLS For eeaitlpatlea.
ATBR'SCHEBRT PBCTORAL For oonfbt. ATBK'6 AGDXCURS For malaria as4 ago.
Hall Calne says the kaiser Is a pagan.
Perhaps if Calno would read Wllhelm'e ser
mons the kal.ier would read Calne's books,
and there would Imj better feeling all
Dr. James Uw, dean of tho veterinary
department of Cornell university, has GV
cllned the offer of Secretary Wilson to take
Dr. Daniel K. Salmon's position in the
Bureau of Animal Industry on account of
Paul V. Keyser of Atlantic, la., who has
been made second assistant attorney gen
eral for the Po.itofflce department, has won
swift promotion, as he entered the service
four years ago as a clerk. He Is only 24
years of age, and Is the youngest man that
has ever held tho position.
Dr. A. F. Zahn, professor of physics of
the Catholic university, hrfs been for a year
or more experimenting with the effect of
air currents on aerodrome models of vari
ous shapes.. He has In his laboratory a big
wooden tunnel, through which air Is drawn
with great velocity by electric fans.
There's reasonableness in the excure
given by a crusty New York millionaire for
not contributing to a worthy cause that
having already been so liberally censured
for tho manner In which he got hi money
he can hardly afford to lay himself opon
to criticism as to his manner of giving It
M. Rostand has made a record. Ho has
declined an offer of 1-0,000 for a singlu
magazine publication of his new play,
"Chantecler." M. LafTtt, who mado this
unprecedented offer, seeks to be tho first
to divulge the secret, In his periodical, "Jo
Sals Tout." M. Rostand declines because
he looks for even a larger return from his
play In book form.
The New York State Board of Health Is
discountenancing .the throwing of confetti.
It has discovered that the eyes of several
persons were permanently Injured by being
hit by confetti during the Coney Island
carnival. The Albany police ' authorities
acting on the suggestion of the board, pro
hibited the throwing of confetti at the
Dins la now, at the age of 76. a strong and
remarkably well-preserved man. who ap
pears to be good for ten or fifteen years
more of active work. Five years ago, at
the age of 70, he visited the gymnasium of
the National Military academy at Chapul
tepec one day, and after watching the work
of the cadets for some time with keen Inter
est he swung on to a rope and climbed
thirty feet or more hand over hand as
spryly as any of them. Sliding down easily.
he said: "Now, boys, see to It that you so
live that when you are my age you can do
An Age of Miracles.
We often hear that the age of miracles
Is past, but Is It? It Is statistically shown
that the grocers of this country within
the last six years have sold S.500,(jo0 pounds
of pure Mocha and Java coffee from the
137,000 pounds imported Into the United
Browning, King & Co
ORIGINATORS AND SOLE MAKERS OF HALF SIZES IN CLOTHING.
Worth from $5.00 to $8.50.
Sizes, 3 , 4, 5 and 6 years.
All of our broken lines of Juvenile Suits
Kussians, sailor blouse, sailor Norfolks, etc., all
colors plain and fancy trimmed, will be placed
on sale Friday and Saturday for
After seeing these values you will admit that
they are the same qualities that would cost you
from $2.00 to $5.00 more if you bought them else
where, and you would iniss many of our styles at
Mothers, come and see what we are offering
the little fellows 'Friday and Saturday."
Stonn Collar Keefers, 3
worth $6.50 while they
j Douglas Sts.
Broadway at la fttracf NEW W
"Do you have cheap gas In your town?"
"only during campaigns." Houston
"Pa, whHt's the difference between ponry
"It's about th sntim urn th dlnVren,.
! between a gentleman and a gent." Rec
"Windy say he Is afraid to take book
out of tho public, library for fear of the
"Thore's one variety that wouldn't hurt
"Information germs." Detroit Free Press.
"The temperature has taken a drop."
"Well, that' qulto natural in the
Isn't It?" Baltimore American.
Next House Noonan I dreamed last night
dat I had a million dollars!
Shirtless Simpson-1 thought so; I spoke
to yer twice durln' do night an' yer never
noticed mc! Puck.
"Gee, but Rill' got a nerve!"
"Iut me wise."
"He went to do pawn shop to soak his
bed. an' wanted to know If d pawnbroker
urrttililti't l,.t liim laliA It lutm nlirlit In
sleep on. Cleveland Leader.
"What do you expect to do now that ypu
are elected to conaressr
"Io!" echoed the rural statesman; "Isn't
getting elected to congress success
enough? Washington Star.
"Dem old Roman gladiators bent u in
"When dey lost n fight dey didn't have
' to worry about explaining to all delr friend
, how It, happened.'1 Chicago News.
"If the verses should be accepted," said
Woodby Rlter. "I think I'll have them pub
"Don t do it," said crittlck. "It len t
"Just think of all th good fellows they
might bo blamed upon." Philadelphia,
I.F.T WCLL ENOIGH ALONE.
S. E. Kiscr In the Reoord'Herelii
Don't disturb the bow-legged bulldog that
Is gnawing at a bone,
Don't disturb a sleeping tiger for amuse
ment of your own,
Don't disturb a mule to witness now Its
hind feet may b shown;
. They live longest who remember to let well
i enough alone.
Don t disturb the bird that warbles a gay
ditty In the tree,
And the bumblebee goes humming, "Kindly
do not bother me;"
When the baby's sweetly sleeping do not
bother It to oe
What the unproclalmod condition of Its ap
petite may be.
Don't disturb th gun that's rusty, twit
though Its trigger may be missing, let the f
poor old weapon stay '
Where your great-grandfather put It; th.
live longest who delay V.
n ilea uiry iruine in Hunting irouuies iney
may find some future day.
Don't disturb it when you find a peaceful
stick of dynamite.
Don't disturb the low-browed bully to see
whether he will tight.
Don't disturb the busy burglar whom you
hear downstairs at night;
For the world Is full of promise, and tha
xuiure may ,oe Drignt.
to G years ,
last . .
f actory, Cttopav Saji
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