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WHEH OCT OF TOWS.
Sabeerlfcera tearing; tha elty tam
orarlly ahoaM hare- Tha Be
saaUlea than. It la better tha
dally latter frasa hen. Ad
dreaa will fee ckaagal a eftaa as
Omuha will be written down in big
rod letters In the Salvation Army cal
endar If Commander-in-Chief Booth has
her iay and her way.
"Rantankerous" Manning demon
strates that the fury of a woman
corned la piishd clone by the fury of
a lobbyist severed from his salary.
Now that Rt. Joseph policemen are
unable to attribute all the box car rob
lerles to Pat Crowe they are making
a few arrests of home talent.
The canrtklntesv tnr thavacant eonnty
upertutendency are already aa thick as
blackberries in June, and still more are
sprouting In every precinct of the
An Italian Immigration otHcer has dis
covered that Texas offers unexcelled ad
vantages for his countrymen. That pro
verbial democratic majority will some
The resignation of the second assist
ant city attorney creates another va
cancy for a few weeks, which will be
eagerly sought or by eminent jurists la
With Speculators "boosting" the price
of football tickets in Chicago promoters
of the game will have further difficulty
in keeping the game out or the "pro
fessional", class. .
No one can doubt the resolution of
Russian reformers when they can hold
heated discussions on the streets in
weather cold enough to freese steam
boats in the rivers.
Wisconsin politicians who are specu
lating upon the probable course of Gov
ernor La, Follette can get a pointer by
learning what the big corporations
don't want him to do.
The law and its administration In Ne
braska is to be the text of the add reus
to W delivered by the president of the
Nebraska Bar association. This has no
reference to the no-treat law.
III the organization of the new house
of representatives It is thought that
Speaker Cannon will keep things very
much as they are, except In so far aa
changes in the peraounel of the house
make It necessary to shift men from
one place to another. It is the under
standing that in most of the commit
tees there will bo a strengthening of
the republican lines and a weakening
of the democratic, which if done will be
pretty sure to cause a vigorous protest
from the minority party. Indeed, it Is
said that democratic representatives
who have beard that this is proposed
have expressed themselves in vigorous
terms, indicating what may be expected
in the way of resentment if the report
shall prove to be well founded. Changes
in the chairmanship of several impor
tant commutes will have to be made,
but It is not likely that this will causa
the speaker any serious perplexity.
.As now indicated, the , chairmanship
of the most important committee in the
house of Uie Fiftv-nlntlrngress, that
of appropriations, is likely to go to a
Minnesota representative, either Mr.
Tawney or Mr. McClearr, either of
whom is fully qualified for the position.
Every effort is to be made to keep down
appropriations wherever practicable and
a strong man Is therefore needed at the
head of the committee. It is expected
that the committee on ways and means
will have a new chnlrraan, it being un
derstood that Representative Payne of
New York is not regarded as quite equal
to the task of floor leader, which de
volves upon the head of this committee.
There will be some other changes in
chairmanships, but these are of Inferior
importance to the two mentioned.
It appears that the opinion obtains
at Washington that the house session
111 be a busy one and perhaps char
acterized by quite the usual amount of
talk. It is likely that a number of in
vestigations will be proposed and it is
to be expected that the democrats will
make an attack upon the executive de
partments generally. The Washington
correspondent of an eastern paper says:
"A dominant note will undoubtedly be
economy. Probably no river and har
bor bill will be passed. Printing esti
mates will be cut down largely. Sec
retary Bonaparte's autagonlsm to naval
extravagance will be In evidence.
There will be a demand for higher sal
aries here and there fwhlch may or may
not be granted) and there will be large
appropriations for Panama purposes.
Prospects are now evidently against the
initiation of revenue legislation."
The probability Is that the organiza
tion of the house will not be unneces
sarily delayed. The re-election of
Speaker Cannon being assured, he will
doubtless be ready to announce the com
mittees very shortly after he resumes
the speakership. The house should be
well settltMi down to business before the
holiday recess. - .
A DEPLtTKD Fl'XD.
The $10,000,000 appropriated last year
for Panama cannl work Is about ex
hausted, only a few hundred thousand
dollars remaining. The pay roll at pres
ent amounts to something like $t)O0,0iM)
a month and there is not enough money
on hand after the payment of the bills
to meet the December pay roll. It Is
stated that there are bills unpaid for
material and supplies which should be
paid at once, the delay being quite op
pressive and unjust to the creditors of
This, at the very inception of the
work, is somewhat of a reproach and
suggests that there has possibly been a
lack of Judicious business judgment and
management on the part of the commis
sion. There is no allegation of extrava
gance or waste, but It does seem that
the appropriation might have been so
managed as to have extended at least
to the meeting of congress, so that no
creditor of the government would have
had to wait for payment. Of course
this will be one of the first matters to
receive congressional attention and prob
ably an emergency, appropriation to'
carry on the work without serious Inter
ruption will be made Immediately after
the house and senate are organized. It
would undoubtedly be disastrous to have
the pay rolls go unpaid for even a few
weeks. It Is a regrettable condition and
one which probably will not occur again.
j i T-a
strong public demaud. In which all con
servative bankers would unite, for lis
adoption. There Is unquestionably dan
ger In a system which allows banks to
raise the rate of interest as was re
cently done In New York and a remedy
Is manifestly desirable, if It be possible
to provide one. The exercise of such a
power may easily be productive of
enormous mischief and injury to legiti
the belief that the men who Indulge In
"high nuance" are guilty of acta which,
when committed on a smaller a. ale, land
tha perpetrators behind prlaon bars
LATT lit PA B r.WE.V T KXTRAVAOASCK
On recommendation of the city attor
ney the council has raised the salary of
the second assistant city attorney from
$1,500 to $1,8XJ a year in the face of
section 21 of the charter, which reads aa
The compensation or salary of all offi
cers and agents of the city not herein
specified shall be fixed and determined by
ordinance and shall not be Increased or
diminished during the term for which such
officer Shall be appointed.
The adoption of the resolution by the
council Involves two specific violations
of the charter: First, that no office can
be created by resolution, aud, second,
that no salary for an office already es
tablished by ordinance can be raised le
gally during the unexpired term. If the
raise in salary is made for somebody not
yet appointed it cannot be made by reso
lution in any event, but must be made
And this brings us face to face with
the rank Imposition upon the taxpayers
in the division of the law department
and the appointment of aupernumerary
attorneys, assistant attorneys and spe
cial attorneys. At the present time the
salaries of attorneys directly connected
with the law department of the city are
City attorney ; I 1.500
First assistant attorney 2.000
Second assistant attorney 1.D00
City abstracter l.fcuO
City claim agent 1,200
City prosecutor l.JOO
Another . oat eat Threatened.
New Tork Tribune.
There Is a disquieting rumor that New
York's 4"0 have shrunk to eevrntr-nln''.
Those who have been counted out will prob
ably demand a recount.
Oet Off the Trail.
New York Bun.
Borne Indians In the Roaebud reservation
are tooling devil wagons. As a matter of
mere pictorial Imagination, think of the
dynamic possibilities of our copper-colored
brother, well "tanked up" and In command
of a speed eating "teuf-tcuf."
Golua; Bark on Hla Frlenda.
Poor old Chauncey Depew deprecating
contributions by corporations to political
campaign funds Is a spectacle for gods
and men. If thire had never been any
such contributions what would have been
Mr. Depew s political standing?
Shortage of Army Officers.
Before making provision for an Increase
In the officers' list, however, congress will
want to know how far the Incidental ser
vice assignments of which General Chaffee
speaks are necessary. The tendency to as
sign military men to civilian positions, to
sit at roll-top desks and perform office
routine, gains ground unless It is watched.
To make provision for filling the vacancies
created by Indispensable army duties, out
side active sen-Ice is, of course, another
matter. At worst the shortage of officers
in the army Is far' less serious than Is the
similar deficiency In the navy.
To this must be added the special at
torneys of the water board, $2,000, and
the attorney for the echool board, $500,
making a total of $13,400, chargeable to
the law expenses of the city.
With a city attorney and two assist
ants drawing $7,000 a year and a city
prosecutor drawing $1,200, there Is ab
solutely no excuse for the employment
of a regular attorney by the school
board or of special attorneys for the
water board. Under a rational munici
pal government the law department of
the city would be so organized as to
transact all the legal business for every
department of municipal government, In
cluding the Board of Education, which
has no interests to subserve in conflict
with the municipal government. The
same Is true of the legal services of the
water department. In every other city
where water works have passed under
municipal ownership the law depart
ment of the city conducts all the busi
ness that calls, the water board Into
court, or requires the water board to
prosecute claims against private clti
Sooner or later, there also will be at
least a partial merger of the county and
city law departments. The county law
department, as nt. present conducted.
draws $S,2h) a year out of the county
treasury, so that In round figures the
city and county law expenses for regu
lar attorneys and special attorneys
range from $22,000 to $2.".000 a year.
To Easily Dlaronraaed.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
He who aays "I will" over and over to
himself and tries and who keeps on saying
and trying Is bound to win, whether he be
only eighteen years of ae or eighty. The
trouble with the average man or woman Is
to be found In the too ready disposition to
give up. The king uhe will) is dethroned
ions; Derore eighty, sometimes before sixty
na even before forty. The individual
ininKB no naa lost lils chance, and the
scripture says: "As a man thlnketh In his
heart so Is he." He thinks he Is not aood
for much and so thinking; he Is not good
tor much he has lost his grip.
HI&ASO.XS FOR THANKSGIVING.
Why not hold an extra aesslon of the
Nebraska legislature just to make an in
qifjry into the perquisites of the pro
fessional lobbyists who hang around
Llncolu. periodically and thereafter.
Opposition congressmen are In a quan
dary at the present time because they
cannot tell whether they favor a sea
level canal or one with locks until the
recommendations of the prestdeut are
made public. .
(Colonel lloff q( the medical depart
went finds that two Russian soldiers
died aa the result of battle to one who
died of disease, but he abould explain
whether thla Is due to the good mark
man ship of the Japanese or the excellent
hygienic conditions of the campa.
With . the American Federation of
Labor making preparations to carry an
injunction suit to the United States au
preme court there la soma possibility
a rula in this matter will be established
which all may follow a thing to be de-
aired no matter what the rule may be.
The statesmen, calling themselves na
tional patrons of husbandry ar still In
session, discussing the various para
mint Issues of tbe past aa well aa of
the. future, which la a most gratifying
evidence that hotel rates at Atlantic
City bare gene down sine tbe close of
tua bathing sea so.
If the reduced flat rate which the
water board has ordered for all water
consumers that occupy the smallest
class of dwellings is pronounced legal
by the courts, what will be the use of
buying the works, even if they are ap
praised ever so low? What object
would be attained by municipal owner
ship if the city can arbitrarily fix the
rates regardless? Is not the flat rate
order a part of the program for making
the tangle In the courts more tangle
some aud providing the special attor
neys of the water board another oppor
tunity for Increasing their fees?
8TBOXOKR CONTROL OF BdXKS-
Washington advices state that In his
annual report Secretary Shaw will huve
something to say about reckless finan
ciering In national bauklng aud will
recommend a stronger and more direct
control of the banking system -'by the
federal government. It Is said that the
secretary of the treasury la disgusted
with what be regards aa the lack of
conservatism showu byxbe banka and
particularly desires to correct the sys
tem by which the banka are able to raise
the rate of Interest, as waa done recently
in New York. He la understood to be
of the opinion that legislation can be
devised whereby the government can
assume the part which was played by
one of the great banka of New York
when other banka had raised the rate of
Interest to a height which came near
to causing a panic la tbe stock market.
and can even do more by preventing
the rate of Interest from being hoisted
at all. Mr. Shaw would have aome
thlng done to put an end to the frequent
appeala to the Treasury Department for
money to speculate with.
Whatever the secretary of the treaa
nry may have to say la thla matter will
certainly be regarded with very great
Interest by bankers and tha business
public generally. If he can devise
practicable plan for doing away with
tbe arbitrary action. In the matter o
raising Interest rates, by banks which
give aid to speculation. 1t wilt nndouht
i edly meet with general approval and a
Harvest or Nature's Bounties I
Chicago Inter Ocean.
The com crop of the United States this
year is not only the largest, but the best
on record. Wt are having the greatest In
dustrial activity In the nation s history.
It is a record year in textile manufactures
and In the demand for Droducts. Betnii
nd wholesale merchants, In spite of the
election holidays lat week, report In
creasingly heavy sales. There Is more
activity In all leading Industries. Freight
movements on the railroads centering In
Chicago are on an unprecedented scale.
All these are Indicators of continued pros
perity, but the greatest of all la the un
precedented yield of corn.
The product of our corn belt this year
Is 2,70T,933.(O bushels of corn, or six times
as much as is produced In all the rest of
the world In one year. The money value
at current prices of this single crop is
The corn crop Is not only large, but It
Is of superior quality. Large as the crop
Is, there is demand for all of It and for
he 81,000,000 bushels held over from last
Kansas has E8,(,000 . bushels more corn
than last year,- Missouri M.OOO.OOO. Indiana
44,000.000. Illinois! 9.00O,0OO and Ohio 12.000.
000 bushels more. -The great corn states of
Iowa and Nebtytska had a phenomenal
yield in 1904. but each reports a gain of
J.000,000 bushels this year.
With an increased demand for home con
sumption In all the corn states and with
prospects of an Increased foreign demand,
the heavy yield of corn means ready money
to the farmers of the corn holt. Ready
money In the hands of the farmers moans
heavier purchases at retail stores and that
means heavier demands on the wholesale
establishments and on the factories and
foundries. In fact our prosperity Is built
on the sure foundation of harvested crops,
and In the west corn Is king.
A medical credit guide Is to be Issned
in St. Louis for the benefit of doctors.
dentists and druggists, which will con
tain the names of 75.000 persons in that
city who are good for their bills and
15,ooo persons who are noj: good. Here
is an opportunity for an enterprising
Omaha specialist in debit and credit
marks to fill a long-felt want.
The statement of Oage E. Tarlell that
life insurance companies systematically
charge more than the cost of Insurance
in order to create a big reserve fund
was unnecessary In the light of previous
disclosures. The big life insurance com
pany which first scales Its charges to a
business basis should have little trouble
In getting business.
Senator Burton wanted it distinctly
understood that he would do nothing for
his clients incompatible with his duties
as United States senator and then ap
pareutly waa one of the first to forget
The great assemblage gathered in the
Auditorium to greet Commander Booth
of the Salvation Army shows that
Omaha can fill that building on occa
slous. The occasions, however, should
The "conservative rate regulation
measure which the railroad senators are
urging upou tbe president means a rail
road measure pure and simple. Tbe
people will have none of such "conservatism."
BIT OP WASHISCTO 1,1 FK.
Minor Scenes and Incidents Sketched
on the Snot.
The bureau of engraving and printing
which turn out clean paper money, in
ternal revenue and postage stamps In the
highest style of the art. Is preparing for
its annual meltlns scene. This consists In
inducing to pig metal all plates pronounced
obsolete and condemned to the melting pot.
There are at present some twenty-five or
thirty tons of such plates awaiting
destruction, and the work of getting It
out of the way will begin very shortly.
The committee that takes stock of these
obsolete plates consists of three men, one
of whom Is appointed by the secretary of
the treasury, another by the commissioner
of Internal revenue, and a third by the
comptroller of the currency. A represen
tative of the Postoffice department Is also
present to take note of the old postage
stamp plates and witness their destruction.
It Is expected that this committee will be
appointed within a week or so, and that
It will Immediately proceed with the work.
Tha destruction of these plates consists
In reducing them to liquid metal In the
furnace of the Bureau of Engraving and
Frlntlng. running the metal off Into rough
pigs, and disposing of It as such.
The practical working of government in
dustrial arbitration In the Vnited States
and In other countries Is the subject of an
exhaustive investigation reported In the
bureau of labor official bulletin which has
Just been issued. The paper is a statistical
account of laws and results of their op
eration, the record being brought as closely
to date as the necessary reports and docu
ments permitted. It includes all laws in
any land which have been enacted for the
purpose of providing means fur the settle
ment of collective Industrial disputes.
For the United States it shows that at
the beginning of the year 1906 twenty-four
states had passed laws for Industrial at
nitration or conciliation and one other
state by Its constitution directed such legis
latlon. The earliest law upon the subject
was passed in Maryland In 187$.
You must have had 60 at least!
What? Only 40? Then it must be
your gray hair. Ayer's Hair Vigor
stops these frequent birthdays. It gives
all the early, deep, rich color to gray
hair, checks falling hair, and keeps
the scalp healthy.
The best kind of a testimonial -"Sold
for over sixty years."
Haas by tha J. C. Ajt Ce., lwll, atsM.
Ala MuaOtotursra of
AYlH'a8aR8APABai.-F8rtklood. aTXR'S PILLS-For eonit Ipstiea.
AYBm'SC&BKRY PICTOHAIr-FotCosf U. ATSR'8AGnCBR-For malaria aadagaa.
The weather bureau, like other denart
ments of the government, is constantly In
receipt of queer letters from all kinds of
people who want to have the weatTler
regulated to suit them. Not only do let
ters containing complaints against the
w-eather, come to the bureau, but the tele
phone Is constantly used by people who
want to And out what kind of weather
they are going to have on a certain day,
because, the questioner explains, he wants
a clear day at that time, because he Is
going out of town on a rlcnic or an out
ing. The inquiries generally are In re
gard to weather on a date two weeks
ahead. Two weeks Is the favored period,
and many of the inquiries show very bad
temper when they do not get an answer
to suit them. The most remarkable mes
sage, or rather, ridiculous one, ever re
ceived by the weather bureau, was one
from a man who said he was a great
friend of the cabinet officer under whose
direction the weather bureau was. Tha
man claimed that he had big Influence,
with the secretary, and if the weather
bureau would make arrangements to pro
vide a nice, sunshiny day for him on a
date two weeks ahead, he would recom
mend the weather bureau to his friend,
the secretary, and he added as an extra
Inducement that If the bureau would
manufacture a beautiful day to order for
him, he would send a cripp 5 bill to
ths clerk in charge on the day following.
He stated that the reason he wanted a good
day was because he was going to take his
mother-in-law and some visiting friends
on a car rldo to the Great Falls, and did
not want to get wet or have the lunch
spoiled by having to postpone the trip. The
clerk who received the request wrote the
man the following reply:
"There la only one who can grant your
request, and he is too far away to be
reached by mail or telephone."
IS IT TO I. At Gil t
"He Who Smiles at Other's l.anses
Merita m Smile at Ilia Own."
Bt. Paul Dispatch.
It Is the custom to smile broadly at any
mistake In examination papers, for a mis
take in a mental concept, or the misuse of
Hlah Finance Swlnallne.
San Francisco Chronicle.
The collapse of the Shipbuilding trust
exposed a bare-faced attempt to swIndU
the public. Tha revelations made at the
time showed the actors up In a very nasty
light, but the Inquiry Into the affair of the
Near Tork lifs ' Insurance '. companies la
adding to our Information and deepening
a word, appears to many people aa a most
amusing thing. The statement that "the
cry of an elephant is plaintiff." or that
"arbitration la government by injunction
and disapproved of by all right-minded
men," or that "habeas corpus Is bringing a
dead body into court as evidence." has
roused the nllrth of the people at the ex
pense of Nebraska, our most literate state.
It la rather a curious national sense nf
humor, this delight of ours In the mis
placed or malformed word. It is not a
kindly thing, for It always means mirth at
the expense of someone else, and It Is not
even a safe thing, for one does not need to
live long In this Imperfect world to dis
cover that every man In It misuses or mis
places words, has some grammatical or rhe
torical or lexicographical cape that he
never rounds safely, from Mr. Roosevelt
to the alderman of your own ward, from
Barret Wendell to the professor of your
own college, from your clergyman to th
members of your own household. This
kind of mirth, then, is the unholy toy of
your consciousness that you don't make
the mistake. But it is an ostrich variety,
for your own mistake is quite as bad,
viewed from the standpoint of perfection
aa that of the educational aspire nt who
stated that "the elephant's cry la plaintiff."
But, after all. the Nebraska examina
tions seem to us to betoken the fact of
the failure of Nebraska eduratlon, and wa
refuse to smile at that failure since the
published comparative report gives our own
state of Minnesota a larger degree of illit
eracy than Nebraska's. He who blackens
others does not whiten himself, and he who
smiles at other's grammar or rhetoric mer
its a smile at his own. The mistake out
there on the plains Is a double one, but
chiefly the educators are to blame, who
asked such questions of persons who could
answer such answers. It Is true that law
terms, even the simplest of them, such as
these were, have very' hasy purlieua In the
minds of the majority of people. It Is not
at all surprising; the law defines these
terms so exactly, and the practice shrouds
them In aa much uncertainty as possible,
so that the wayfaring man, much more
the Nebraska high school student, may be
excused from any great delinquency If he
does not know their meaning. It Is no
doubt quite time that simple terms, such as
these, should be current speech-property,
and every man should have enough ele
mentary law education to Veep him out of
court, even out of the court of American
mirth. But the laugh or the sneer should
reully be on the educators who taught so
little and expected o much. These answers
were no doubt publixheii In order to con
tribute to the ).y of the nation. Nebraska
not having developed a Mark Twain or a
Iooley or a Wallace Irwin or a William F.
Kirk. But a sense of relative responsibility
would have kept tesv papers and their la
mentable an"t ih ked In tha literacy of
NrbrufUa's boast) d reputation.
The Washington correspondent of the
New Tork Tribune calls attention to the
shucking condition of the Oreenough
statue of Washington on the cant front of
the Capitol. This is known as the shirtless
statue, depleting the father of his country
in reml-nude classic style. The heroic
figure is of Italian marble, which Is incapa
ble of withstanding the variable climate
of WashlhKton. with its freezing winters
and exceedingly hot summers, and each
year a part of it crumbles away. The lat
est damage has been done to the right eye
of the figure. A large piece near the nose
has dropped out. This gives the otherwise
dlKnifled and serious face a curious expres
sion. In addition to this the base has split
and pieces have chipped out of the baldric
which supports the sword.
Ever since the statue waa brought from
italy sixty-five years ago on board a mer
chantman, and placed In the Capitol it has
been the' butt of wils in the house and
senate and has been criticised by con
noisseurs. The statue was provided for by
a resolution Introduced In the house Feb
ruary 18. 1W2, and was executed In Florence
by Horace Greenough of Massachusetts.
It was intended originally to rest in the
Capitol directly over the spot intended
for Washington's tomb, and for years
did obstruct the center of the rotunda
under the jrrat dome, but senators and
representatives could not stand the criti
cism the figure attracted In this position,
and It waa finally moved out of doors,
despite the fact that it was well understood
that exposure to rain and frost would ruin
it. Several years ago congress made an
effort to protect the statue from further
deterioration by providing a wooden struc
ture to be placed over it In the winter.
This unsightly shed was ued for a time
but abandoned In the laat two years.
There was a time when vandals and
relic hunters used to harass the ptatue.
but for some time it has been overlooked by
them and left to the solicltlotis care of (
the workmen, who give it a skin of hot
parrafin every winter lefore the frost sets
In, and who come around In the spring and
scrub It and patch Its cracks and gaps with
plaster. The ravages now sre particularly
noticeable, and as the features wear away,
the figure, with Its patches of plaster. Is
becoming more and more ridiculous. The
statue Is twenty feet hlKh and weighs
twenty-one tons. Elliott Woods, superin
tendent of the Capitol, will recommend to
conrress that the statue he removed to one
of the places where relics are stored In
Washington, or that a Greek temple he
placed about It, so that it may easily be
protected from the weather. The statue
thus far has cost the government $IJ. 170.74.
Gaynor and Greene are to be reindicted.
The authorities seem determined that, not
withstanding the diffidence of the prison
ers, they shall have all that Is coming.
Ir. Harper has finished his work ns
president of Chicago university so that It
can be turned over to a successor. His
physicians have told him that his expecta
tion of life Is short.
Ir. Charles Cooper, who Is shortly to
retire from the editorship of The Edin
burgh Scotsman, is an Englishman who
went to Scotland to seek fame and fortune.
H was born at Hull.
There Is some compensation for the
labor of carrying around a superabundance
of flesh. A New Tork woman weighing 130
pounds fell from a fourth-story window
and wasn't seriously Injured. Fat cushions
are useful In emergencies.
Governor Herrlck of Ohio was elected by
the largest republican plurality even given
a gubernatorial candidate in tho history
of the state and was defeated for re-election
by the largest democratic or opposi
tion plurality fever given In that state.
The fire drill practiced In Chicago proved
Its worth recently when the children
turned out and squelched a prairie which
threatened to engulf the school building.
The problem of plowing firebreaks around
school buildings is now added to Mayor
Dunne's stock of troubles.
Lieutenant Illlse, the German officer who
was sentenced to six months' imprison
ment In a fortress for criticising German
military life in a book called, "In a Little
Garrison Town." seems to have fared well
In the end. He has married a wealthy
German woman and settled down In Switz
erland. Ontario's new postmaster general, A. B.
Aylesworth, who is seeking election to
Parliament In succession to Sir William
Mulock, Is described as closely resembling
Abraham IJncoln In appearance, bolns: six
feet six Inches In height, spare, a lifelong
temperance worker, a champion of provin
cial rights and a strict Presbyterian.
Secretary Taft has traveled lOO.ooo miles,
or' four times the distance around the
world at the equator, since May 24. 190.
when he became governor general of the
Philippines. In the five and a half years
since his call from the federal bench he
has spent IW0 days on the ocean, or almost
one year. He has passed six weeks on
A recent enlistment at the regular army
barracks in St. I.ouls was that of Tolbert
von Watson, a native of Vienna. His
father Is an officer in the Austrian army
and the young man la a cousin of Aus
tria's military attache in Washington.
Private von Watson speaks and writes
nine languages. He is 2ti years old and haa
studied medicine in this country as well as
in tha Austrian capital.
is, and we kind o' thought we'd rather
have the bowlln' alloy. It brings more
trade." Chicago Tribune.
"Why don't you contribute something t'
the eause of reform?"
"Well." answered Senator Sorghum. "It
has boon said that I have already done as
much as most men to make reform neces
sary." Washington Star.
Watkyns What a charming fellow Scrib
bler Is! He Is as Kood-natured as the
day Is long. .
Wylklns Well, perhaps he Is. but you
Just ought to hear him howl and swear
when he is at work. He Is a night editor,
you know. Somervllle Journal.
First lawyer Don't you think we are
giving our client unnecessary trouble?
Second lawyer Yes. but we'll charge him
ror It Smith a Magazine.
"A man doesn't really get any sense
until he is 40 years of age."
"What's the application?"
"And then no business house seems to
care to employ him." Philadelphia Bulletin.
"Great Britain is going to
commission to Investigate
"How stupid those
think all our Idiots
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
send over a
Britons are! They
are in asylums."
"You'd better go slow In your drinking."
said Goodman. "You know what it will
do to your constitution."
"Oh." replied Galley, "my constitution s
gone now; haven't anything loft now but
my buy-laws." Philadelphia Ledger.
MIRTHFI L RKMAHKS.
"What! You say your brother lived
twenty years In America and never learned
a word of English? How in the world did
he manage to transact business?"
"Easy, my frendt. easy. He lifted in
Milwaukee." Pittsburg Post.
Sophomore Can't you work the .home
folks for money?
Junior No; everybody works but father.
New Yolk Sun.
"That was a terrible crime committed
"It was so. Have the police made any
progress toward apprehending the guilty
"Oh. yes. They've persuaded the news
papers to take the matter up." Ixtulsviile
C ourier Journal.
"Pousebury's physician told him to go
In more for athletics."
"And Is he going to do It?"
"Sure. He's bought a golf stick and six
eaM-s of Scotch whisky." Chicago Record
"Haven't you any public library In this
town'" asked the stranser.
"No, sir," said the native. "There was a
man that offered us a library once, but he
wanted the bulldln' where the bowlln' alley
A AITIIOH'M WOKS.
W. D. Nesbit In Chicago Tribune.
Ten years ago I took my pen
In hand and wrote a thrilling story
Of gentle maids and gentlemen.
To which I looked for gain and glory.
The publishers expressed their woe
And said with It they'd take no chances;
"Historic tales are all the go
The market's dull on pure romances."
I leaped in the historic field;
I wrote a novel full of kings
Upon eHi-h puge the trumpets pealed
And lances clashed, and pther things,
Alas! When It was finished I
Was plunged Into a paroxysm
Of woe, with: 'Nos-Hdays they'll 'Uy
No tale that has no realism."
I wrote a realistic tale
Wherein I called a spade a spade
"We want the ship, and sea, and gale."
Was the next answer that thoy made.
I stralghway wrote around a plot
Which kept my readers on the ocean
The publishers said: "Now, we've sou
To strike the David Harum notion,"
My next was David Harumlsh
And full of sayings wise and quaint.
By that time folks wore crying: "Pish!"
At any book containing "aln t."
I tried to make my characters.
Though countrified, be strong and noble;
This word came from the pulillsliei s:
"The fad Is for the automobile."
An automobile story next
I tried to have put Into print. '
Too late and then I was perplexed
Cntll I got this gentle hint:
"The auto tale has run Its course
The stuff that catches readers now, boy
Is that which breathes of life and force
And which for hero has a cowboy."
My cowboy novel Is begun
And still I sit and fume and fret
For fear that ere the book Is done
My hopeful plans will be upset.
I've wasted time and thought and Ink
It fairly drives me to a passion
When I look at my work and think
How quickly things go out of fashion.
A 8kln of Beauty t a Joy Forevor.
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