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THE OMAHA. DAILY BEE: FRIDAY, XOVEmER 24, 1905.
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WHEJI OUT OF TOWS,
abewrtfeers) Iraylaf the city tem-s-erarlly
shew Id kevs Th Be
k alias t theaa. It ia better tfcaa
a atly letter trots aa. Ad
hi will chaaugsd a sftea as
In the meantime the aching void In
the vacant councilmanic spat remains,
wlthno one to draw the salary.
From this distance It appears that the
lemstvos cou gross ta trilling to Btnnd by
Wltte only aa long as Wltte la willing
to stand by It. 1
President Palms may be able to offer
Intelligent sympathy to President Castro
before ; the "rebellion'' - ou the Isle of
Pines Is quelled.
That .Cincinnati , opinion would Indi
cate that the Ipterstate Commerce com
mission keeps better posted about soap
than It does about live stock.
In charging Prince Louis $1,000 for
repairing four of his teeth that New
York dentist moat have endeavored to
Talue royalty at Its own estimate.
The Identity of the mysterious
stranger who sent the mystifying tele
grama ia said to have been uncovered,
but there never was any mystery to it.
King Haakon Inherits the name of a
ruler of the fourteenth century, but it ia
hardly probable that be Inherits the
false ideas of royalty which existed at
erwi. i i mi
The suggestion of the navsl board
that two more gunboats are needed in
the waters of China would indicate that
the Navy department realises the "white
Th Invitations Issued to the "re
formers" meeting In New York City
would have been mors fitting bad New
York made Its protest against Tam
many more pronounced.
In the end the plea of Secretary Taft
for free trade with the Philippines Is
that It would be better for the United
States; but a number of Mlssourlaas
will have to "be shown."
With a sentence of two years for Ille
gal voting, the first man to be convicted
of election frauds in New York will
still be out in time to prepare for the
next municipal campaign.
Governor Folk has summarily re
moved one of the St. Lou! a police com
missioners for pernicious inactivity In
the suppression of lawlessness. Gov
ernor Folk la Betting an example for
By the way. of fate Colonel William
Jennings Bryan was awarded a gold
medal for a sheaf of rye exhibited at
the Portland exposition. Rome people
will expect him to send It back and ask
for a silver medal Instesd.
It Is all very One for the lawyers to
berate the lawmakers for slipshod law
making, yet nearly every bill presented
to tbe legislature Is either introduced by
a lawyer or drawn up by a lawyer for
introduction by some one elae.
The trial of Midshipman Meriwether
shows that the fiction of the abolition of
bssing at Annapolis doe not long de
celvs even those underclass men who
may havs believed it before they en
tered the academy.
Tbe supreme court has conveniently
knocked out another batch of laws en
acted by the last Nebraska legislature,
It might work a greet earing In printing
if the court could deliver Its opinions
is these cases before the time set for
HubUabJug the volume et sessioa laws.
rFKSintXT AM) TH CAXAl
It Is Isrgr-I.v ronjpottire aa to what will
be tlie position of President Roosevelt
on the question whether the Panama
canal shall be a sea level or look water
way, but reports from Washington con
cur in assorting that he Is not in favor
of the sea level proposition. It Is also
stated that there Is a good deal of oppo
sition to this among member of con
gress who have eipressed themselves on
the subject. The reported objection of
the president to the decision of the con
sulting engineers Is on the ground that
It would greatly Incresse the cost and
delay for several years the completion
of the wstcrway. This Is an objection
which will appeal very strongly to the
American people, out of whose pockets
must come the money to carry on and
complete this stupendous undertaking.
It is understood that the vote in the
board of consulting engineers stood
eight to Ave on the question of a cunal
at sea level, five foreign and three
American voting fof sea level construc
tion and five American members voting
for a lock canal. Of course it must be
presumed that the foreign engineers
were wholly disinterested In reaching
their decision, but there Is a disposition
to criticise the Americans who concurred
In that decision. Representative Mann
of Illinois Is reported to have declared
that Oeneral Davis and Mr. Hnrr had
been guilty of treacherous conduct when
they Joined the foreign members of the
board In recommending a sea level
canal, stating that both those engineers
had been sent to the Isthmus nnd it was
largely on their recommendation of n
lock canal thnt congress had chosen the
Panama route and appropriated funds to
begin the work.
The final determination of the type of
canal of course rests with congress and
It would be Idle to predict what Its deci
sion will but If the president Is op
posed to the sen level proposition he is
very sure to have such a atrong public
sentiment with him as will have great
weight with congress. Meanwhile there
Is a revival of talk of abolishing the
canal commission and putting the direc
tion of the enterprise entirely In the
hands of the president. It Is announced
thnt a bill will be Introduced In congress
permitting the president to employ all
the expert assistance he requires. If he
wants to engage the services of some of
the present commissioners he may do so,
but he will not 1h bound down, as at
present, by the views and recommenda
tions of a commission of seven men
which the daw requires shall be ap
pointed. These complications necessarily have
the effect to hamper and retard the prog
ress of the cannl work, which has not
gone forward as rapidly as was ex
pected, and they also furnish an oppor
tunity to those opposed to the canal
and it is still asserted that the trans
continental railroads are hostile o It
to plan devlcea for obstructing it prog
ress. - - - T. ,
TRdM PETKH TO PAUL, t f
Pean Henry Wade Rogers of the. Yale
law school has come to the rescue of the
trusts and railway corporations in an
article In opposition to federal regula
tion published In the December number
of the American Illustrated Magazine.
The learned jurist and scribe makes this
I dread any further concentration of
power In tha national government. I think
that In that way liua danger. I am of the
conviction that the president has now all
the power It Is wise to confer upon him and
I should deem H unwise to give him the
right to supervise the corporations and
give the corporations of thla country added
reasons for desiring to dictate who shall
be nominated and elected to tbe office of
president, or any added reasons for desir
ing to control congress. I think the polit
ical pendulum has swung too far already
in the direction of a centralised govern
ment, but the time Is certainly at hand
when the people should put sn end In every
state wnere It ezlnts end It exlsta In a
numberto the corporate control over state
legislatures, and laws should be enacted
not as the corporations demand, but Sa the
real Interests of the ccnmonwealth require.
In the light of past experience and
recent disclosures this attempt to stem
the tide toward nationalization in order
to galvanize the paralytic rm of state
sovereignty is very much like sn at
tempt to displace the breech-loaders and
machine guns of our army with flint
lock musketa and muzzle-loading can
non. Only a few weeks sgo the Missis
sippi state militia was called out to
make shotgun resistance to the Invasion
of Louisiana refugees from yellow fever
and the governors of the gulf statea,
trained in the old state sovereignty
schools, appealed to the presideut to ex
ercise national supervisory power for
the suppression of the deadly epidemic.
Twenty-five years ago. when the para
mount issue lu Nebraska was whether
the Union Pacific should in compliance
with lta original charter afford to the
Burlington a junction with the trans
continental road at Kearney, the advo
cates of pro-rate in political conventions
and legislatures were admonished that
congresa alone had the power to enforce
pro rate, and when congress was ap
pealed to for redress the opponents of
pro-rate insisted that tbe state legis
lature was tbe only authority to give
the redress demanded by the people.
Tbua tbe people of Nebraska who
favored fair play and competition were
driven from Peter to Paul and back
again until the Burlington had extended
lta lines to Denver and the Union Pa
cific bad annexed the Kansas Pacific.
Prof. Rogers pleads against nstlonal
supervision of corporstlons engaged In
Interstate commerce in order that the
trusts and rsllwsy corporations shall
refrain from meddling with national
conventions and tampering with con
gress, while at tbe aame time he exhorts
tbe people to emsnclpate themselves
from corporate control over state legis
latures when he must know that control
of stste legislatures gives tbe corpora
tions contivl over the United States sen
ste. To give the railroads a free hand
In Interstate transportation, which con
stitutes perhaps two-thirds of all their
traffic, while the other one-third of rail
way traffic Is to be subject to state su
pervision and regulation. would make
the abuses from which the country Is
now suffering at the hands of public
carriers greater Instead of less.
If It Is vital for the respective com
monwealths that are now under cor
porate domination to emancipate them
selves, it ts more vital for the people of
all the states to protect themselves from
corporate aggression by national super
vision, even at the risk of enlarging the
powers of the president and trenching
upon state sovereignty.
GKRMA9 TARIFF RELATIONS
Secretary Root is said to be manifest
ing a great deal of Interest In the mat
ter of our tariff relations with Germany.
He does not propose to negotiate a
treaty which cannot meet with the ap
proval o, congress and it Is stated is
sounding members when they call upon
him as to their views on the subject ot
reciprocity with Germany. What the re
sult of his Inquiries Is of course is not
disclosed, but the probability Is that he
Is not receiving much encouragement.
Meanwhile negotiations between the de
partment and the representatives of the
Oerman government are reported to be
proceeding in an amicable spirit, the
German ambassador being fully aware
of the conditions.
The attitude of the German govern
ment appears to Indicate a very earnest
desire to come to some sort of an agree
ment or understanding that will avert a
trade war and It evidently Is also the
wish of the Washington administration
to effect a mutually fair arrangement
under which any serious disturbance of
the commerce between the two countries
could be avoided. The problem pre
sented Is both difficult and delicate, but
there Is still reason to think that the ne
gotiations will not prove wholly futile..
PVRS KUOD VAMPAIQX.
The campaign for pure food legisla
tion Is being well maintained and there
seems to be a more favorable prospect
than ever before for a federal law to
supplement state pure food laws. Sec
retary of Agriculture Wilson recently
expressed the opinion that such legisla
tion Is certain to come, but powerful in
terests, be said, that wish to make
money rapidly at the expense of the peo
ple, oppose It. These Interests have es
tablished headquarters at Washington
and will bring to bear upon congress all
the influence they can command, but
Secretary Wilson thought they would
not be able to defeat the will of the
It is stated that President Roosevelt
will have a atrong pnragraph In his an
nual message recommending pure food
legislation, he having assured a com
mittee that waited upon him that be fa
vors !t. This will give added strength
to the movement, which has been stead
ily growing for several years In spite of
the opposition of the interests referred
to by Secretary Wilson. These Interests
are how said to be more firmly united
than ever before and consequently are
expected to wage a vigorous fight
against the proposed legislation. The
advocates of a federal pure food law
simply urge that it shall be fair to all
interests and with full protection to the
consumer, to supplement state laws "In
order to require all food and drug prod
ucts to be truthfully labeled and to be
labeled to show whenever any adultera
tion has been added or practiced In the
preparation." They regard this as a
proposition too fair to be denied and be
lieve that such honest labeling will con
trol the evils of adulteration and nils
branding which have grown up in the
commerce of foods and drugs.
Federal legislation can only apply to
interstate traffic in food products, but If
It establishes a fair standard and rea
aonable rules regarding food products
that are sent from one state to another
it will become almost necessary to con
form local lawa to it. Consumers nsk
that they shall not be deceived or
cheated In buying articles which purport
to be wholesome food. They need pro
tectlon against injurious adulteration,
the use of poisonous substances in color
Ing matter and preservative and they
need protection against fraud In repre
senting what they buy to be other than
It is. As was said by Secretary Wilson:
"Every Amerlcnn citizen has the right.
when he takes his basket and pocket-
book to market, to demand that he ahull
have only pure artlclea."
In bis address to the Bar association
R. W. Breckenrldge baa borne down
hard on the legislative lobby, but not
too hard, considering the enormities of
which It haa beeu guilty. Mr. Urecken
ridge forgets, however, that there could
be no legislative lobbyists unless there
was somebody to pay their hotel bills
and oil room expenses, not to speak of
pass books, thester tickets and lncldeu
tnls thst make legislative lobbies dan
gerously powerful. To be plain about
if. there could be no lobby if there were
no corporations to employ a lobby. If
Mr. Breckenrldge is in dead earnest he
should direct himself to the exposure
and punishment of their employers.
We are now assured that the city baa
money for milk teats; but that is notb
ing new. Tbe special attorneys of the
Omaha Water board have been making
milk testa on the Jersey Water Works
company cow for twelve months and
they pronounce the milk as tbe most
creamy and wholesome infant food they
have ever tasted.
Governor Mickey publicly admits thst
Nebraska needa a new constitution and
needs It so badly that he hesitates to
call the legislature In extra session to
subuilt auivnduieuts only because be is
not sure the lawmakers would do their
part. It Is true that the legislature
proved disappointing In many respects
In Its regular session, but that is no con
clusive proof that It would again ignore
the public needs when convened for that
In the campiUgn of lOOd one of the
issues will te the snppression of the leg
islative lobby. The most effective way
to suppress the lobby would be to make
its members register and file a photo
graph with the governor and have their
portraits kept before the people in the
newspapers during the session of the
legislature. The moth Is attracted by
light, but the professional lobbyist
thrives In darkness.
The warden of the Ieavenworth peni
tentiary says Hanker Illgelow Is In good
health and has been given light work.
Some day the "square deal" will reach
the prison and the embexzler's work
will not be In Inverse ratio to the mag
nitude of his peculations.
Grab It, Q.nlrk
Ennuirli Coal has been found In the Phil
ippine to supply the nation tor three cen
turies. That looks like a scheme ot natura
to Show Mr. Baer that he la not the whole
Something Dolnar Ireatly.
The atate insurance commissioner of Min
nesota any President Roosevelt ha agreed
to act on a committee for the reform of the
life Insurance business of the country. If
thl 1 true there will be something- doing
Painful l.npsea of Memory.
Those Insurance magnates have thor
oughly trustworthy memories that 1.
their memories can b trusted to break
down and quit working when the question
ng becomes too embarrassing.
Within Hounds ot Belief.
The Cuban authorities plainly Intimate
that the amount of taxes paid by Amer
icans In the Isle of Pines has been grossly
exaggerated; and having some knowledge
of how rich American pay taxes, this li
not difficult to believe.
Loolc Across the Border.
Notwithstanding- the fact that Canada has
government contrul of freight and passen
ger rates, It will be noted that the rail
roads up there continue to run trains and
that their stock I quoted at fairly good
figures on the exchanges.
One hundred and seventy-two Alp-cllmb-
era have been killed during the last year.
We must add A'.p-cllmbing to Fourth of
July celebrating, foot ball playing snd deer
hunting as an amusement that ought to be
limited to people who can well be spared.
Paaalna- of Harkakln Tapestry.
Once In a while we get an actual glimpse
of the age of ronance on the plains as It
Blowly pa sees from the stage of American
history. "White Beaver," famous guide
and scout in his day, I reported dying at
Cody, Wyo., and "Buflalo Bill" 1 hurrying
home to say farewell to his lifelong friend
and foster brother. The buckskin tapestry
of the plains fade visibly.
Home Rale la Cities.
Springfield fMaas.) Republican.
Home rule for dhlo cities In the largest
measure promlae to result from the recent
elections. On this question It Is said that
the mayors-elect of Toledo, Columbus and
Cincinnati stand with Mayor Johnson of
Cleveland, who has long been a vigorous
exponent of this principle. And the demo
cratic governor of the state will be in sym
pathy with the movement. One of the
cause of the overthrow of the republican
state machine doubtless was Its long Iden
tification with the effort, backed bv the
public service corporations, to rule the cltie
through the state legislature.
RAILROADS AMI LABOR rIOV1.
Trala Operative l.lnlnar I n i
New York Tribune.
The railroad manager of the countrv
ought to be extremely thankful to th.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Enaineera for
coming to their support in the enunciation
of a doctrine for which the railroads hsve
long contended, and more frequently nvaln.t
their employe than anybody else. Jere
miah Harris, chairman of the legislative
Doara or the organization In New York,
thus atatea the position of the brotherhood-
me memnera of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers to a man are op
posed to any legislation that will curtail
the powera of their employers In respect to
tneir earning capacity or diminish the
freedom of their control over their ron-
erty; therefore, the brotherhood onmui
the Kach-Townsend law and will oppose
any and every law that will give the con
trol of railway rates Into the hand of the
government or anybody other than the
railroad owner and managers."
Th railroad president will doubtleas
welcome this aid against government con
trol of rates, but they will by no means
torget ua usefulness In other direction.
-iTiniroi over their property
which they are quite aa anxious to dm
"v '"mi incursions by labor unions as
by the government; and they may hence,
forth be aa firm to keep their earning
iwiiy unimpaired by high wages aa by
low rates. We ran imagine the railroad
president softly saying. "Oh, Harris, we
thank thee for these words."
The laisses fre theory with respect to
common carrier I about th last thing
thst a labor unionist might be expected to
avow. It Is the negation of thst compelling
force of public duty which I on of th
chief allies of workmen in a railroad
strike. When engag.-d in Industrial war
labor leaders ar always loudly Insistent
upon the common carrier's duty to serve
the public. It rannot be allowed to knock
off work when it I unable to secure em
ploye to man it train. It muat pay th
price and meet the condition demanded,
however unreasonable. "Their' property"
la pictured a public property which It
holds In trust. At uc-h time w hear
much about stolen franchise and watered
stocks used to conceal profits and rob em
ploye and the public. The demand for
government ownership, not merely of the
railroad, but of the coat mine, la atrong
among the labor unioniata when It ap
pears that through polltlca they ran con
vert thrlr labor Into placeholdlng, with tha
privilege thereto attached of doing little
work for Urge pay. When they want to
run the railroads, aay who may be em
ployed and even who may give orders, tha
assumption that the railroads are going to
keep "control over their property" ia plu
tocratic Insolence. But when the wool
public think of taking a hand to aa that
the railroads do not practice extortion, th
labor unions are suddenly on the other
side, 'fh extortion eeema to be all right
If It la practiced merely on th public id
if tU unkma can ahar th btuaflt
OHO ABOtT KW VOHK,
Rlnale oa (he arrent of Life In
Admiral Prince Loul and his .l-et have
shaken loose from the glamour of New
York society snd departed hence. News
paper accounts agree in saying that the
parting was affecting. No tesrs were
shed, but a great many people, In paying
their last visit to ths fleet were unable to
separate themselves from movable article
on th ships, which article are now treas
ured as souvenirs. To give a list of the
thing appropriated would fill a volume.
They Include one rifle, elsbt rifle bayonets,
with their leather sheaths, four helmet
of th royal marines, about twenty sailors'
cps. three danger signal lantern, on
petty officer's sword, on P. 8 O. medal,
a couple of small barometer, s lot of tool,
two or three score of electric bulbs, several
belts belonging to th roysl marines,
numerous flag snd eating utensils by the
doten. Colls of rope were rut Indiscrimi
nately and canvas sail cut In lnany places
and the piece csrrled off.
No visitors Were permitted to view the
prince s prlvsl cabin on th Drake during
the vessel's stay.- Had the apartment
been open to visitors there probably
would not hsve been as much ns a chair
lert in It by th time of the sailing of the
Knthuslaam for th princely visitor wasn't
quite unanimous. He was so bombarded
with letters threatening his life that It
was thought necessary to double th detec
tive force to guard him. A body of half-
baked students msrehed the streets yelling
for Yankee Doodle and the spirit of 7,
while 'longshoremen tried hard, and were
only beaten off by th police after a severe
right, to tear down the British flag ns It
hung at the dock where his ship Jay; and
now a dentist ha charged the prince 11.000
for filling four teeth.
One of the 2M "able seamen" left behind
by the fleet explained to an audience In a
Bowery saloon how he got left.
Orrul anl. I should say. Sir, for sn
Kngllsh sailor to be left ashore with no
mark against 'lm." walled Henry Olles of
H. M. 8. Cumberland. "It's enough to
break a man's 'art." Giles, able seaman,
was a sorry sight. He had the remnant
of a blue shirt on his back. One sleeve
was gone. The other showed by lta In
signia that e belonged to the starboard
watch. HI eye were blackened and his
nose swelled. "I axes you If It I the
proper thing," he continued, "for one of 'Is
Majesty's sble seamen to be left stranded
'ere without so much as a bob In 'is pocket
an' carryin', aa I do, a medal for wot I
done In Singapore saving an officer's wife
from the hlnsults of a mob of dirty
'eathen? 'Ere, says I. as sny British
sailor would, 'you let these loldles alone, or
you'll "ear right off from H. Giles of 'er
Majesty's ship, the Cumberland.' The queen
was alive then, God bless 'er. Wot does they
do? Pinks me In the heye with a bloomln
bludgeon, an' put mo down flat: but hup
I comes and scatters the lot. What does
Captain Oreamlr do but recommend a
medal sn I 'ad it until I went down with
that shipload to Coney Island. 'Oo 'as a
bob?" Glle. able seaman, waa thrust out
and a kindly policeman gathered him In.
New York Is evidently going opera mad
this year. This stste of affairs was indi
cated months ago, when Director Conrled
foreseeing present conditions snnounced
thst his season would be two weeks longer
than usual. But even thla sop to the music-hungry
people was not enough. Only
last week the impressarlo at th Metropoli
tan Ooera house sdded one night a week
to hi three regular performances, which
will give 101 nights and afternoons of
music In the Broadway temple of that art.
But since money talk more loudly than
any Wagnerian climax that aspect of the
opera season is running up Into figures
that deserve the attention of Wall street
snd the Insurance missionaries. Already
the receipts for the subscription sales for
th season that opened last evening are
between 140.000 and $W,000 greater than
those of the entire season last year, which
held the record 1n the history of opera In
New Tork. But the ante-opera season
holds an even more significant financial
fact than the quoted figures. To get into
the famous "diamond horseshoe" the par
terre boxes James Btlllman has agreed to
pay $10,000 for the privilege of having a
certain box to himself through the sea
son. This is the greateat sum ever paid
by any one man to enjoy the opera In a
rented box in the Metropolitan. But It la
In the social holy of holies. And when
Mr. Stillmsn wants a thing a little matter
of 110,000 doesn't stsnd in his wsy.
Many non-New Yorkers associate Wall
and Broad street with sit the financial
strength of tbe metropolis. It la only when
the agitation for an arcade over Nassau
street is renewed that the real dignity of
this narow and crooked little street Is
brought to mind. A faint Idea Of ths mil
lions on millions that rest In the strong
boxas of Nassau's financial Institutions,
snd ths colossal properties that are con
trolled or directed by them, may be gained
from the statement that the deposit In
three nstlonal banks aggregate $285,0000.
and their Joint resources are ll,3"O.O0O;
four truat companlea have Joint resource
tf $220,000,000 and. deposlta of $197,000,000.
while the assets of two Insurance com
panies total $792,000,000, and their Insurance
policies In force $3,800,000,00). The asset
of these Inatitutlons reach the grand total
of ii.424.aoo.000. and they are but nine of
Nassau's aeveral hundred financial corpor
atlona. Ther la no gainsaying tha state
ment that for Its length, the crowds that
pas up and down Nassau atreet dally out
number the crowda On other metropolitan
streets; In fact, it Is one of the most
crowded atreeta ot the world. Nor Is there
anv dlRDUtlng thla other statement that
the self-same street, aa regarda Its Inst I
i tutlons, is financially the equal nay the
superior, of much-vaunted wall street.
popular Impression to the contrary pot
Transatlantic steamship have not yet
reached their perfection. The America Is
a wonderful hlp. and o are the Baltic
and two other of Its type. The Cunard
company ia to eclipse them all when the
800-foot turbine propelled ship are put in
commission next year. Bine the beginning
of tho era of steel construction the beat
representative ship or the uunara com
pany, up to these giant new onea now In
proceaa of construction are these, with th
datea given on which they were launched:
Servta. 1&S1. 115 feet long. H.7 knots. T.3S1
tonnage: I'mbrla and Etrurla, 18&4. 800 feet
long, 19.6 knots. 1.127 tonnsge; Campania
and Uucsnla. 18M. 62 feet long, 23 knots,
12.962 tonnage. Then cam the big. awift
boats of th German company to snatch tha
record for speed, tonnag snd comfort for
pasaengera. Th new Cunardera, which will
Increase th speed standard to more than
twenty-nine knots, create a situation In
ocean traffic that has no parallel aince
1M, when ths City of Nw York and th
City of Paris, the flrat twin screw ahtpa
to be aeen In the Atlantic service, ware
hailed as "ocean greyhounds."
Victories for the Iqaart Deal.
Brighter days are dawning In the public
life of America. The sunrlae Is full of
promt. Th war upon graft and foul play
of all kinds la bringing many vlctorlaa for
honeaty sad Justice. Every defeat suffered
by corrupt gauga of thlsvea makes their
resistance feebler. Th force of polltlca
decency gain confidence and trength with
their triumphs. AU thst ts fceedad Is per
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President Roosevelt's Trait Apparent
In the Whitney Correspondence.
Kansas City Journal.
To the casual observer, the quality most
conspicuous In President Roosevelt In any
of his varied activities la hi unreserved
frankness of speech. This quality has been
commented upon by the distinguished
strangers who have visited us from abroad.
In describing It they usually prefer the
name "democratic," chiefly because It Is
essentially a strange trait to observe In the
ruler of a great people. When th presi
dent takes the trouble to Invite a guest to
the White House, or to receive a friendly
congressman, a delegation or anybody else.
he enters directly Into the spirit of the oc
casion with sometimes startling abruptness.
He speaks freely and Invites confidences.
But he never falls to convey a direct and
clean-cut Impression of his views on the
propriety of his guests' making publlo any
part of his observations. What he wants
made public or what he does not want
made publlo he tells to th newspaper cor
respondents, and the confidence Is re
spected. It Is not at all strange that President
Roosevelt should deny an Interview to
Henry M. Whitney, candidate for lieuten
ant governor of Massachusetts at the last
election, who Is accused by the president
of willfully misstating the substance of a
former Interview In regard to the tariff on
hides. In which the people of Masaachuaetts
ar o much Interested. Mr. Whitney is
reported to have quoted th president as
opposed to reciprocity with Canada. The
president charges Mr. Whitney with mis
quoting him, and the two have been at
swords' points for some time. A few days
ago Mr. Whitney wrote to the president
requesting a personal Interview in ths hope
that the matter could be settled by mutual
The president's reply to Mr. Whitney's
letter fairly sissies. Not only does he deny
the Interview, but takes occasion to blister
the Massachusetts man thoroughly. The
president Is indignant at a breach of what
he considers a sacred point of honor. The
letter is characteristic of Mr. Roosevslt
and reflects his directness, his blunt re
fusal to compromise with what he consid
ers an unmanly act. Although Mr. Whit
ney confessed that possibly h had misun
derstood the president and would furnish
copies of his speeches containing the al
leged misstatements, Mr. Roosevelt dis
misses him with the final sentence: "It
matters little whether this wss due to a
deliberate purpose of deception or to a lack
In both your companions and yourself of a
nice sense of propriety snd of the power
of exact thinking and of correct apprehen
sion and repetition of what was said." The
rebuke Is scathing, but Interesting as re
flecting the attltudejf the president on the
subject of a violation of confidence.
J. I.sthrop Allen, who made th flrat
band Instrument In the United State. Is
still living In New York. He is 90 years
Tbe son of a western railroad president Is
much lauded for working for fdO a month.
Perhaps It's all he's worth, and, doubt
less, he doesn't think himself a hero
Either a national calamity or a national
blessing was the destruction by fire of
810,000 gallons of western Pennsylvania
whiskey. Which it was depend largely.
ot course, upon the quality of the whiskey.
Oeneral Chaffee frankly desires restora
tion of the canteen, but any member of
the Women's Christian Temperance union
la authority for the statement that the
general doesn't know what h Is talking
Sir Frederick Treves. King Edward's sur
geon. Is th orstor of his profession. He is
a man of Inexhaustible knowledge, with s
fine delivery and a command of language
which, were he In Parliament, would place
him in the forefront of great speakers.
Richard Le Oalllenne went to a publica
tion office to get a check which wa due
him for an article. "I am sorry," aald
the cashier, "but I shall have to disap
point you today. Tho. checks are made out
but they are without the Hlgnature of our
manager. He la III with the gout." "Ex
tend him my sytmiathiea," murmured Mr.
La Oalllenne. 'It must be very trying
for him to bo so disabled. I Infer that
he signs his checks with hi feet."
Senator Augustus O. Bacon of Georgia,
who recently returned from Europe, wara
on the lapel of his coat a tiny watch not
bigger -than a inan'a thumb. In spite of
Its extremely dt-lliate mechanism the
watch keeps good time. Senator Hac-on'a
purpose In wearing it so conspicuously la
to curtail Interviews with tedious persons.
The man who can talk with the senator on
any unimportant subject for any great
length of time with the little watch atar
ing him in the face and marking the pass
ing minutes must be possessed of consid
Rpri I "iX
U -"'- s7n-''
First Cltlien Then w both bellev In
Second Cltlaen Yes, but w differ on tha
point of which pnrty should own the
municipality. Yonkers Statesman.
"Does angels have golden crowns an'
wear wings, pa?"
"Why, X believe that Is the general be
lief." "But you won't never be able to And out
for sure, will you?" Cleveland Leader.
"I suppose our friend will deliver a few
speeches in congress?"
"Y'es," answered Senator Sorghum, "he
will deliver them, provided they ar or
dered by the right people and paid for in
advance." Washington Star.
"Pa, what Is being Independently rich?"
un, ii a ueins no nun inui yuu un wrnr
old clothes without being afraid people will
think you can't afford new ones. Chicago
"I am agreeably surprised at the room
you have given me," aald the manager of
the theatrical troupe, with a patronising
air. "it Is really flrt-c!as."
"Ah," replied the proprietor of the hotel,
"your room Is better than your company.
"So you're little Willi Woodby?" said
the new minister, sfter Sunday school. "I
called to see your mother yesterday, but,
unfortunately, she was not at home."
"Oh, yes, ahe waa," replied th boy, "but
I guess ah took you for the Installment
man. Tou look somethln' Ilk him." Phil
Th Sunday school lesson was on Sam
son, the strong man:
"Now. Willie," said tb teacher, "who
was It brought down th house?"
"Jerome!" promptly shouted th New
York boy who read the papers Cleveland
Shadbolt I had such a funny dream last
Dlnguss What was It!
Shadbolt I dreamed that I asked you for
the money you owed me and you paid It -Chicago
"Are you the little boy who papa writes
so many out sayings of children?"
res, mttm." .
"I suppone your nape, Is always encour
aging you to talk?"
"No, ma'am. Ha threatens to whip m
if I even whisper when he Is writing his
bright things th children have said."
HIS PARENTS' OPINIOW.
He's never been to college and has little
use for books.
Except th ones with lot of picture In.
He's not a fluent talker, though you'd think
It from hi look,
But pretty soon we think that he'll begin.
We don't know how he learned so much.
You'd be surprised to see
Whst marvelous Intelligence be show.
It's Juat a source ot never-falling wonder,
sir, to me,
Tbe heaps of things our little baby knows.
Some children are accomplished; they can
do a lot of thing.
And do a number of them fairly well.
One dances to perfection snd another plays
Or In some other manner may excel-.
But not at two years, often. They're com
Our little akeeslcka now ta barely two.
You hardly would bellev me, I imagine,
If I told
Tou halt ths things our little on csn do.
I've heard of other babies that their par
ent brag about. -They're
prodigies, you'd naturally think.
The fond and foolish father quit ballev
it all. no doubt.
But I lust smile and turn my head and
I'm not disposed to blame them for their
foolishness a hit.
They've got to make the most of what
But If you aw our youngster you would
The cunning little rascal beats th lot.
Jack London's Realistic
C Another rmarkabl
short story, in a class
with Kipling's airship atory,
ia "Love of LITe," Jack Lon
don's description ofa terri
ble fight against death by
starvation, in December Mo
CI u re's. Out tomorrow,
Biumenschein has made
four full-page pictures,
which are reproduced in
color. Where do you find
suoh fiction as in McClure's?
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