Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 21, 1906, Page 4, Image 4
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' Subscribed In my presence and sworn to before me this 21st day of January, 1906. (Seal) M. P. IIUNGATE, . .... . : Notary Public tVHEtf OIT OF TOWS. Subscribers leaving; the city tem porarily shoald have The Be mailed to theni. Address will be changed as often as requested. Omaha Is to have aa automobile show. Omaha will take no back seat for any cltr of Its sle. There la no lack of council manic tim ber this year, but a great deal of It la made up of basswood sapling and wil low underbrush. letters from China tell of greater ex citement than are told In telegrams. Either tb situation must have Improved there or the censor is watching the wire. By odd coincidence Governor Penny packer of Pennsylvania took no steps against easy divorce nntil a number of bti friends . were divorced from their ''graft.", , v From the way South American diplo mat discuss the, speech of .SetTetary Root few of them have any pretense of being up on the meaning of the Monroe doctrine. The South Omaha city council wants a new city hall very much. So do the South Omaha real estate speculators who expect to unloud a city hall site at fancy prices. Another Corean has committed sui cide because of the domination of thut country by Japan. If the plan Is een- erally carried out Japan may find place for Its surplus population. President Baer evidently failed to tnkt Into consideration the supreme court1, of the United States when an nouncing that his corporation had a di rect mandate from on high. In 'declaring all passes and special re- auced rates suspended since the 2-cent passenger rate went into effect those Ohio railroads tip off the real reasons why these favors were granted. The discussion of the Crowe verdict by the executive committee of the Com mercial club Is suggestive of a discus sion about padlocking the barn door after tie horse has been stolen. Now that France has been unable to suggest a compromise on Morocco ac ceptable to Germany the American dele gates may have a chance to add to the laurels this nation as a peacemaker. City Attorney Breen hopes for an other assistant. " Why not replace Carl Wright on the pr-rmauent pay roll In stead of keeping Urn on the salary list as special attorney of the Water board? It Is now denied thut Harry Orchard, under arrest for killing the former gov ernor of Idaho, made a confession. Evl deutly some of the war correspondent from Cb Foo are encamped near Boise City, The bergs are getting In their work or nnug ror the spring election. We already have Westberg, SJoberg and the other 'Iwrgs" of the Garfield club are preparing to pre-empt apace on the pri mary ballot. In f iui giaueuuie luiuruinuou is given out that the University of Nebraska has engaged a new foot boll coach for the coming year. The ware of foot ball re form evidently broke before It reached tjbe shores of Salt Creek A bill for the resurvey of McPherson County is pending In congress, which forcibly recalls the meandering of the riatto river and other survey frauds that scandalised Nebraska's federal Officialdom in the 0s. As a matter of Tact four-fifths of the original surveys west of the IuOUj meridian were hams. ooverxor ct'MMiysr n:nyryciAtr.XTo Governor Cummins' explanation to republicans of Iowa of the reasons for his candidacy for a third term re-election outlines In strong colors the main lines for a campaign against corporate domination. Even though the Idea of a third term may go against the grain, the reforms for which the governor la enlisted appeal strongly to republicans In the Roosevelt ranks, who believe In a square deal and no favoritism. Governor Cummins calls attention In particular to two measures against which the railroad cohorts are even now battling before the Iowa legislature. Why." he asks, "should the railroads oppose a proposition to abolish free passes and free transportation when they ought to welcome an enactment requiring everyone who rides to pay?" Railroad opposition to the direct pri mary in Iowa is explained on the same theory,' namely, that it would weaken the grip of the railroads upon political machinery, as that is the fountain head of government. According to Governor Cummins, the allied corporate power has decided that there shall be no di rect primary nominations because "they know that If the bill passes it would do mere to lessen their Influence In poll- tics than any other measure now pro posed for the public good." Governor Cummins might have in serted In his list the fight for more equal taxation of railroad property because the railroads In Iowa shirk their taxes In only a smaller degree than they do in Nebraska. But. on this point he Is silent. There Is no good reason, however. why these reform measures should not be enacted Into legislation at the pres ent sitting of Iowa's law makers and put Into execution by Governor Cum mins before his present term of office expires, whether he Is endorsed or de feated In his third term aspirations. The opposition to Governor Cummins Insists that It Is not dividing on the railroad Issue and. If this Is the case, It might make good such assertions by assisting in perfecting these reforms at once before the campaign Is really on. MAKtXn THE OHIO IDEA ODIOUS. As a sequence of the cimctment of the 2-cent-a-mlle pnsseuger rate law by the Ohio legislature the Western Passenger association has decided to make the law odious us fur as possible and at the same time recoup the railroads for the anticipated shrinkage in passenger re ceipts. It is mutually agreed that here after everybody who travels by rail In Ohio will be compelled to pay 2 cents a mile regardless of occupation, race, color or previous condition of servitude to the railroads. Preachers will no longer be carried at half rate. Members of the legislature and charity concessionaires, life insur ance agents and delegates to political conventions will have to pay full fare, and Christmas and Fourth ofJJuly vis itors to wife's relations will ""be com pelled to fork ever 2 cents a mile In stead of one fare for the round trip. State and county officials, theatrical troupes, theater parties, ' brass bands, base ball and foot ball gamesters and other enthusiasts after sport and prize pigs will all come under 'the 2-cent rule. All these favored tourists will doubt less keenly resent the Insult and out rage of being compelled to pay the same fare as the ordinary traveler who does not wear a white choker, a flannel sweater, galvanized badge or drum major uniform, but the very common est of the common people will like the change and enjoy It very much, nicy never yet have been able to compre hend why any discrimination should be made against them In favor of com mercial drummers, brass band drum mers or dealers in options and futures in this or in the next world. All conductors look alike to ordinary passengers and they do not see why they should not look alike to all con ductors when they call "tickets." ' PRESIDE XT FAVORS LOCK CAXAL. Unless congress should take it upon itself to reverse the decision of the ad ministrationsomething quite unlikely to occur the recommendation of Presi dent Roosevelt that the canal about to be built at the Panama isthmus be a lock canal may be takeu to settle finally the question of type as between lock canal and sea level canal. While on this question the engineer lng experts are widely at variance and will, doubtless, continue to disagree, the reasons set out by the president as de termlnlng his decision In the matter will appeal most strongly to those who are not concerned with technlcul consldera tlons. Whether the consulting engineers are Influenced on the one side by their familiarity with the sea level canal at Suea and on the other side by famili arity with the lock canal at Sault Ste Marie, Is immaterial, for it is conceded that their divergent views are honestly entertalued and ably supported. With our people, as with the presl dent, the practical features will Lave more weight, content to leave the en gineering problems to be solved by the scientific experts. What the American people want above all is that the canal be built and ready for traffic within the shortest possible time and at the smallest possible out lay commensurate with good work, per manency aud safety, and reasonable eco nomlcal cost of maintenance after It is in operation. All the experts agree that the lock canal Is aa feasible aa the sea level canal; that the outlay for the lock canal will not be over two-thirds of the outlay necessary for the sea level canal, and that the operation of the lock canal, Including fixed charges, will be less by approximately $2,000,000 or more per year, than for a sea level canaL The ease of enlarging the lock canal after It Is once in operutiun. should the growing volume of traffic require, at compared with the difficulty of enlarging the sea level canal under similar circumstances, Is also a potent argument supporting the president's recommendation. The principal complaint registered so far In the canal Investigations Is di rected at the slowness of the govern ment In getting down to business, but this Is largely explained by the Inde cision up to this time as to the type of construction. Let it once be definitely nnd Irrevocably decreed that the canal Is to be a lock canal and the work on the stlimus can go forward without further serious interruption. The president puts it up to congress to give expression to its desires, if dis satisfied with his determination In favor of the lock canal. It Is for congress then to act, if It is to act at all, with reasonable promptness. With congres sional confirmation of the plan to build the canal with locks, the popular de mand for speedy completion of the work may be relied upon to act as the neces sary spur to energetic action on the part of the canal commission and Its sub ordinate canal builders. JOHN A. if CALL The death of John A. McCall, former president of the New York Life Insur ance company, haa closed the career of a man who achieved greatness in the insurance world not by accident of birth or Incident of luck, but by sheer Indi vidual genius and great executive ca pacity coupled with unremitting atten tion to detail In the upbuilding of the great life insurance companies with which he was identified almost from his boyhood WltJh latent powers and accumulated experience in a vocation which he had made a life study, John A. McCall was. perhaps, the most powerful factor In the marvelous expansion that characterized the New York Life Insurance company siuce his advent as chief executive of that Institution. If financial success Is the crucial test of capacity, John A. McCall certainly was the peer of any of his contemporaries, Including the founders of all the great life Insurance companies of America. As a man John A. McCall was public spirited, broad minded, generous and superlatively sensitive. He, felt most keenly the severe criticisms of his con duct by the press and the opprobrium and stigma that attached to him in con sequence of the disclosures before the legislative investigating committee. It M as to his credit that he made admis sions before that body which tended to place him In an unenviable light While admitting that he had indiscreetly al lowed himself to commit a breach of trust In making political contributions from Insurance funds, he Insisted that be was actuated solely by a desire to protect the Interests of the policyholders and the company. Unlike others who were similarly Involved, John A. McCall mortgaged his home and died compara tively a poor man in order to make resti tution for the wrong Committed as far as he could. Toward Omaha and Its people John A. McCall always manifested cordial friend ship and good will. He was among the first to recognize the advantage of the Transmtsslsslppl exposition "toward the upbuilding of this city and made a very handsome contribution towards the en terprise. During his last visit to Omaha he expressed great confidence in its future and a sincere desire to promote its growth. It is meet and proper that this tribute should be paid to his mem ory. There are some serious questions as to the eligibility of John H. Butler for the position of building Inspector. In the first place, the question Is raised whether he la still a resident of Omaha; that Is, whether he retains bis citizen ship here after having acquired a home stead In South Dakota in the great land lottery. In the next place, It Is a ques tion whether he can qualify under the provision of the charter that requires the building inspector to be an architect of not less than seven years' practice In designing and superintending the construction of buildings or an experi enced house builder and mechanic of ten years' practice as a building con tractor or superintendent of building and construction. Although Butler once occupied the position of building inspec tor under an old charter, ho Is not a builder and is not sufficiently familiar with modern construction to make him either competent or safe as a supervisor of construction of buildings into which iron, stone, steel and brick enter as ma terials. An ordinary carpenter surely does not measure up to these specifica tions. It is pleasing to know that Nebraska has Congressman Hlnshaw holding down a membership In the house com mlttee on merchant marine and fisheries to which the subsidy bill has been re ferred. If Mr. Hlnshaw does not get amendments grafted on to the bill be fore It emerges from tkie committee to Insure regeneration of the Mlskouri river steamboats and resurrection of the old Hue of prairie schooners that used to ply l'tween Omaha and Fort Kear ney Tio Hill be dlrefully derelict in his duty to bis constituents. With so many eminent Nebraska a torneys attending the divorce congress at Washington, we may have hope that some scheme will be worked out by which the growing divorce evil in this state may be checked. Some people are Inclined to believe, however, that part of the lubricator for the divorce mill traceable to the seal of shyster lawyers eager to get a fee without much scruple as to the manner of earning it, Perhaps the senate is asking the In terstate Commerce commission to re port on the subject of coal and oil trans portation rather than asking the De partment of Commerce and Labor for the Information bees use It does not de- sire to Interfere with Mr. Garfield's In vestigation on the same subject; and. again. It may be that It does not want to ratse any new points of Immunity from prosecution. In the present municipal campaign there Is little room for straddling, nie old adage that those who are not with us are against us will become applicable more than ever among the Fontanelle high private braves and bravados who are dividing their affections between the two "B's" Benson and Rroatch the would Bo's and will not Be's. Sound the tocsin and beat, the dram! Major Church Howe Is not to be wiped off the map as consul general at Ant werp by the new consular service bill, but is only to have his income trans formed from a fee basis to a salary basis, and the salary Is to be larger than were the fee perquisites heretofore. All Is quiet again In Nemaha. Balfour has opened bis campaign In Billingsgate and when he emerges suc cessful he should have acquired a few choice epithets to use in describing a party which refuses a former premier a seat in the house without a fight. The protest against the pure food bill by blenders of whisky would indi cate a feeling on their part that patrons' sometimes drink liquor for something besides its tnste. The Moral of War. Brooklyn Eagle. Russia spent a billion dollars In Its war, nd got Itself Into two billion dollars' worth of trouble by so doing. Never go to war. Unless you are sure you enn whip the "other fellow. Power o( the Paaa One PhUad"lphla Press. It didn't occur to the Pennsylvania leg islature to investigate the coal mining transportation companies until free passes were cut off. What a slashing time the next regular session will Ijave with no re strictions on Its actions? Celerity In Bank Wrecking. Philadelphia Record. In ten weeks from the opening of a bank In Illinois the officers and directors had borrowed a sum lRrger than the en tire capital on the collateral of worthless securities. It Is in this way that bank wrecking Is generally accomplished, but It It was never before done In so short a time. Slackening Tide nf Immigration. Springfield Republican. Immigration Into the United States, while still very heavy, shows some Indication of falling behind the record figures of the past calendar year. The arrivals during January numbered 61,127, or some 6,000 less than in the month last year. This seems to be due less to any shrinkage in the de mand for labor in the United States than to a. lightening of pressure from behind. For it appears that emigration from Rus sia In this direction Is responsible for the whole loss the arrivals from that coun try having been 10.SS2 last month, as com pared with 15,743 a year ago. Strange Dedfellowa. Chicago Chronicle. Ths strangest' conjecture of opposltes thus far developed In the United States senate was when, In the same debate and on the same day, Tillman of South Car olina declared that "railway devilment" can not be stopped till we compel some millionaire railway operator to wear crim inal stripes In Jail and Lodge of Massa chusetts proclaimed that we never should have repealed the provision for punishing railway evasions of rate regulation with Imprisonment, since the offenders care nothing for fines which they can make the companies pay. Is this a new case of the lion and the lamb couching together? And it so which is the lion? American Gifts la 11MXV New York Sun. Reckoning only the known gifts of t",0no and upward made In the United States last year we have a total of IA6.000.000. Compared with prior years, beginning with 1900, the record Is: 1900 $ 47.O.TO.0OO 191 lOT.OMMKin 1902 W.OOO.OOO 1900... 1914... 1906... ..$96,000,000 .. M.ooo.onn ., 66,000.000 For the six years the average la 178,500,000 a year or a little over (6,641,000 a month. If the smaller gifts and the unadvertlsed gifts were added the total would doubtless exceed 1130,000,000 a year, or $10,000,000 a month. It is safe to assert that the United States has a big lead over the rest of the world In the matter of. private, and Indeed pub lic, giving to charily, education, art and church work. Of the $66,000,000 given In 1906 Mr. Carnegie gave $14,000,000 and Mr. Rockefeller $12,000, 000. The distribution of the $66,000,000 was: ' Eduoatlon $37,000,000 Oallerlea and museums 7,000,0no Hospitals w 6,000,000 Church work and buildings (special gifts) 4.000.000 Foreign missions (special gifts).... L0"0.0O Miscellaneous ,., 11.0U0.000 Total $66,000,000 It would take a column to Hat the hundreds of good works which shared In the $11,000,000 "miscellaneous." TAINTED PIBLIO SCHOOLS. Deal Wheon Against Plntoerntle Gifts te Schoole. New York Bun. The Omaha World-Herald la stirred to tears by the noble words used by Its former employe, Hon. William Jennings Bryan, In turning his back on Illinois college and Mammon. "Our college cannot serve God and Mammon." cried its most illustrious living graduate, modestly sure that he Is serving God all the time and conacloua of having acquired by his voice and pen a goodly pile of demammontted mammon. His old employer takes up the whoop and, makes It louder: Our public aohools are the chief reliance of self-government and enlightened civili sation. They are our all-powerful weapon against all the abuses and evils that threaten. They are at once the torch and the flaming sword that are driving the hosts of greed and oppression Into the sea. What Inconceivable madness is It. then, that leads us fatuously to allow the captains of th,ls opposing force to lay hand upon our icnuoui: Fatuously. Indeed. If tainted plutocratic gifts are not good enough for colleges they are much too oad for schools. The colleges are for the few. The public schools are for all. Shall millions of Innocent school chil dren be poisoned by "plutocratic support" of primary education? The more this great question of "taint" is examined the clearer It becomes that no worthy public object should receive contributions, either forced or' voluntary, from the plunderers ef "the producing classes." The taint can be avoided only by exempting plutocrats from taxation Only persona with Just views of plutocracy and trusts should be allowed to pay taxes. The experiment of purifying the tax rolls should be begun In Omaha and Lincotn, Neb. BIT OF WAUHMUTOI LIFE. Minor Scenes nnd Incidents Sketched a the Snnt. As the Tart party to the orient brought about two or more engagrments, so also Is the White House wedding esteemed a promoter of unity. The Impression la abroad In Washington that several dis tinguished couples are preparing to march to the music of the union. If the gossips are to be relied upon, one of the distin guished ones is Congressman linurke Cork- ran, of New York, and the lndy in the case is Mrs. Jack Gardner, of Huston. Both were guests at the Itoosevelt-Long-worth wedding and the spell of that Im pressive ceremony la said to have convinced widow and widower that life nlonc makes the heart prematurely old and weary. How long the New Yorker and th Bostonlan had been betrothed la a mystery, but the prevailing Impression Is that the While House wedding precipitated either the pro posal or the acceptance. The favorite report a very pretty one, too was that Mrs. Gardner was touched so deeply with the sight of the new Mrs. I.ongworth's happiness that widowhood became unbear able to her. 'and In sight of the lovely floral altar In the East room she promised the Manhattan orator to lay 'aside her weeds in the interests of his happiness and her own. Less romantic, perhaps, was the version that the two had been engsged secretly tor weeks and months, and that Cockran's attentions to the wealthy widow In the course of the Longworth-Roosevclt ceremony became so marked that friends charged him with being engaged to her. and In an unguarded moment of high spirits he acknowledged his hopes. Senator Elklns has suddely awakened to the consciousness that he has a for midable rival In the state of West Vir ginia. It haa leaked out, says a corres pondent of the Chicago Chronical, that Governor Dawson first wrote him about the alleged misconduct of the Pennsylvania railroad and Its allied lines In West Vir ginia and the senator, presuming that Paw- son was moved by a desire to do his duty perfunctorily, paid no attention to the let ter. Dawson, however, was In earnest. When he read In the newspapers that Sen ator Tillman had attacked the Pennsyl vania during the course of a speech In the senate he hastened to place In Tillman's possession the facts which he had pre viously submitted to Elklns. Tillman In troduced the governor's lett-r Into the Record and subsequently offered a resolu tion empowering the Interstato Commerce commission to make a complete Investiga tion of the governor's charges. That resolution was unanimously reported by the committee on Interstate commerce, of which Senator Elklns Is chairman. How much persuasion It required on the part of the West Virginia statesman to Induce some of his republican colleagues to swallow the Tillman resolution, can only be conjectured, but It Is no exaggeration to say that their only reason for doing so was Elklns' startled revelation of his own peril. Governor Dawson is a candidate for the senate. Senator Elkins' term expires one year from March 3 next. Until Dawson appeared upon the horixon he supposed that he had no competitor, but now he appreciates that he has a life or death fight on his hands. The senator has begun his campaign by Issuing a statement in which he declares that he was always an ardent supporter of the president's railroad rate reform program. Nothing but a sense of extreme peril could have wrested such a confession from Senator Elklns. The statement la a confession that he is afraid of Dawson and persons who are familiar with West Virginia politics say that he has every reason to be afraid. Temperamentally and physically Dawson Is the antithesis of Elklns. He Is a country editor, who, by a combination of fortuitous circumstances, has been enabled to climb over the heads of better known men than himself Into the gubernatorial chair. El klns Is large, fleshy, full-blooded, rotund, with a boyish face. Dawson la thin, sallow, mountaineer, but saturnine. He Is a typical West Virginian mountaineer, but he has an abundance of native ability and force and Just at the present time, owing to his unexpected departure fron the rules which have heretofore governed West Vir ginia politics, has endeared himself to the people of that state. One of the familiar sights on Pennsylva nia avenue toward the middle of the lay when congress Is In session is an unosten tatious but neat coupe carrying a young man who slta as If he were afraid his silk hat might be bumped against the coupe top. The title to mention possessed by the young man and the coupe Is that they rep resent for the time the connection between the executive and the legislature of the na tional government. The young man la Mr. Barnes, the president's assistant secrelery, one of whose duties it Is to present to con gress "messages In writing from the presi dent of the United States," which Includes nominations, etc. Mr. Barnes Is a familiar figure to the galleries of both house and senate as he enters either chamber side by side with the clerk or other official, and after being announced bows ceremoniously, announce briefly that he la the bearer of "sundry messages In writing," etc., and delivers the package containing them, and takes his departure. It may be remarked Incidentally that a debate or any other proceeding In the house or senate is promptly suspended, as soon as Mr. Barnes appears. In order to go through this for mality. Senator Frye loves to visit some of his Maine friends and have a little supper, at which the piece de resistance is pickled pigs' feet, with the usual accessories. Of all the members of the president's council Mr. Root Is the only epicure and sole pos sessor of a French chef. The secretary of state has a dainty appetite and only the most dainty food goes on his table. The other cabinet folks are satisfied with "cooks." Mr. Bonaparte has a fat, greasy looking old mammy, who weighs nearly 60, but the egg bread, the fried chlckmi and the savory omelet which she can turn out would tempt St. Anthony. Major Sylvester, chief of police In Wash ington,, is required by law to make annual report to congress showing how efficient his force is. This year, as usual, he gives statistics as to arrests and In this depart ment of his report two lines attract atten tion. The persons arrested are classllled as gamblers, saloonkeepers, etc., but tt is said that among the list were "one United Btatea senator" and "two representatives in congress." Major Sylvester discreetly refuses to reveal the Identity of these dis tinguished lawbreakers. The tall,' Impressive vice president Is never clad, when In the senate, except In conventional garments of the statesman, long Prince Albert, dark gray trousers and a plain black silk tie. This raiment Is du plicated for at least five rows of seats back and then comes a sprinkling of white vests and colored ties. Mr. Fairbanks always carefully dusts the seat of his chair before he trusts his Immaculate coattails and he never leaves his shining top hat In the lobby, but brings It Into the senate and places It with extreme caution on the top of his desk. ' Consider the Rebntere' Taste. Philadelphia Ledger, Senator Lodge, In his scheme to send re balers to Jail, forgets that In matters ef such delicacy the personal tastes of the reb.iters must be consulted. Rebaters , would object to prison fare. Absolutely Royal Baking Powder is indispensable to finest cookery and to the comfort and convenience of modern housekeep ing. Royal Baking Powder makes hot breads, cakes and pastry wholesome. Perfectly leavens without fermentation. Qualities that are peculiar to it alone. OVAL BAKINft POWOEft CO., NEW YORK. PERKOXAI, XOTES. At last a New Yorker has plucked up spunk to thrash a subway guard for his Impertinent "Step lively!" A rag picker recently died In Gotham leaving n fortune of $45,000. Without wish ing to discourage ambitious young men 't must be added, however, that part of it was inherited. An Interesting commentary on the wav that used to prevail In this announcement that the Tibetan manuscript presented to the Smithsonian Institution by Great Brit ain was obtained by "legitimate purchase!" George Ross of Fort Hancock, Tex., is the Pooh-Bah of officeholders of the coun try. He is postmaster of the town, a member of the Board of County Commis sioners, Justice of the peace end a. school trustee. Orrln Stelnberger, a well-known artist of t'rbana, Ohio, has lived all winter on the top of a majestic oak tree for his health. His home, Camp Aloft, was without a. roof, and he has there braved and enjoyed the caresses of the elements. General Henry E. Tremaln, the newly elected president of the Republican club of New York city, has a splendid war rec ord. He enlisted 'as a volunteer and rose to be a brevet brigadier general In 1865. He was one of the founders of the Grand Army of the Republic In New York state, and always has been active In politics. It Is said that the father of M. Fallieres, the new president of France, was a man of such Immense strength that he used to pick up a cask of wine, drink heartily from the bunghole and then ask, "To whom shall I pass the cup?" The president Is a bib liophile and often strolls among the book shops bargaining with the dealers for some volume of worth. Three giant brothers named Phillips are among the new members of the British Parliament and all are liberals. Wypford Phillips, returned from Pembroke county, Is six feet three Inches tall; Owen Phil lips, six feet seven !nches, represents Pem broke borough, and Ivor Phillips, six feet four inches, is from Southampton. The three stalwarts are sons of Rev. Sir Eras mus) Phillips. ( TRIUMPH OK REFORM. Surprising Change Wrought In the Pennsylvania. Legislature. Philadelphia Ledger. Th short sDeclal session of the general umhiv which closed Thursday was the most wonderfully fruitful session Pennsyl vania has ever known. In all our po""cai histnrv. aince the Declaration of Independ ence, there has been no such revolution as has been accomplished at this time, ir any one couid have predicted, at the olnae of the regular session of 1906, that the ..ma aaemhlv. the pliant tool of a corrupt organisation, would, within a year, re verse its record and put Pennsylvania in the very front rank In reform legislation, he would have been scouted as a dreamer. Yet this what has happened. The same men who were content to obey the com mands of Durham. McNichol and Penrose, In defiance of constitutional duty or of popular demand, have now Joined eagerly to carry out the mandate of the people. They have promptly and even eagerly enacted nearly every measure for which the most advanced reformers have been .tonrMnK in vain for years, and which only, the most hopeful ever expected to achieve within a liretime, ana nave nnany ,..M iho rovernor for giving them the opportunity to do the commonwealth such service. The governor deserves these thanks, and the thanks of all the people of Pennsyl vania. He had the wisdom to perceive the significance of the popular revolt against corruption and graft and the duty of Im mediate compliance with the Just demands of the people of the state. Even he did not at first contemplate so broad a pro How Many Birthdays? 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 aU4 tae t. C. ayer Oe.. Lewell, Xim. Alae steBiilkalurers or AVER'S SARSAPABIILA-Fof ta kktte. AYEB'g PILLS-Fer eeastttiea. YSB'SCHSKkY PKCTOKAfc-Jet Caeca. ATIK'AGnBC0RaV-rwsalaxUaa4aS gram as has been carried out. To suggest to this legislature the most sweeping meas ures of nonpartisan reform seemed vision ary. But the response to his summons was such as to open up a wide opportunity, which the governor recognised In his sec ond call. With no very important excep tions, all of the subjects which he thus referred to the assembly have passed upon wisely and well. The members them selves hardly can realize tho far-reaching resulta of what they have done. To those who have long contended for such re forms with little expectation of success, the extent of the victory Is almost bewildering. FLASHES OF Ft'!. Her I guess our dog doesn't like you. Him Oh. yes he docs. Her What makes you think so? Him Well, he tasted me last week and he wanted to do it again tonight. Phila delphia Press. "Isn't It a fact, professor, that the troubles of society are caused by one-half of the world not knowing how the other half lives?" "My dear sir. the trouble comes from the one-half trying to find out." Chicago Tribune. "In Russia It Is illegal for a person to marry more than five times," said the man who knows things. "That Just shows how unprogressive the Russians are," declared the man from St. Louis. Houston Chronicle. "No," said the woman, contemptuously, "I don't understand her at all." "You don't?" replied the young man. "I thought you posed as a clairvoyant." "Well?" "Well, she's a,, dream." Philadelphia Ledger. "We are poor." sighed the maiden. "And consequently of no Interest What ever to the reporters and photographers." responded the sensible youth as he slipped his manly arm about her fragile form. Pittsburg Post. Wlgg I know a n'nn who was. robbed In broad daylight In Ioriflon. Wagg That waa very remarkable. Wlgg Why. la robberv so scarce there? Wagg No. but broad daylight Is. Phila delphia Record. "I see that W. J. Bryan Is very Indig nant because his college accepted tainted money from some venerous contributor." "Wonderful. Isn't It?" "What's wonderful?" "Tho thought that a man with' a con science like that can run a weekly news papers'Cleveland riain Dealer. FOIR SCORE YEARS. (Written bv William Hutchinson, Omaha, on the Occasion of His oth Anniver sary.) My years four-score, this flay of days. And euro It seems nae lang Since T did skip ower Scota's braes And lilt a wee bit sang. . It albllns was o' "Bessie Bell," Or "Bonnie Mary Hay," "Dear Lass, It Me the Secret Tell," Op m R v K "firnti Wh Tin " "My Nannie O," or "Roy s Wife," "Heme Comln' o' the Kye," Or "Willie Brewed a Peck o' Maut." "A-Comln" Thru the Rye." But be It this, or be It that. Wl' eighty yeara gane thither. In rohuBt health I'll Sing o' wealth , In friends that round me gather. Frae far an' near, wl' notes o' cheer, Congratulations swarm Around my lugs; my heart full tugs ResponHlve to their charm. Who out an Ingrate like mysel' Could now withhold his pralaj Frae Him who doeth all things well, And bless'd us all our days. With Joys supreme and sorrows deep Balr trials best or a Tae teach our hearts the depths of lovs And drive our frets awa'. The cares o' halth my Betsey's ta'ea Frae me, my mission ' thru; An Idler I. aside maun lie Wl' naethlng malr tae do. But ruat and rot, a worthless blot On our Industrial shield. Nay! But I'll strive while I'm alive The best of fruits tae yield. Good friends. God bless you all. Amen. Should nothing Interfere You're all Invited here again The same date o' next year. sixty years." '