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THE OMAIIA DAILY nEE: THURSDAY, MARCH 1. 1006.
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MHES OIT OP TOWX.
Subscribers leaving; the city tem
porarily should have The Bee
mulled to theai. Address will be
changed Ma often aa requested.
Perhaps Mr. Cromwell would be more
willing lo testify had lie received his
Hiilury from the new rnniuna Ctinnl
If the packers' trial lusts h long as
present progress would indicate, the
Judgment of the court inny have to be
It la to be noted that the primary
election bill of Iowa wag slaughtered In
the house of Its treacherous friends,
the democratic members.
With ChamlKrlatn and Balfour both
under the weather, the conservative for
lorn hie may be compelled to lead it
self In the Kritlsh Parliament
Now thnt the grade of lieutenant gen
eral has lieen again abolished the gold
braid on the breasts of the major gen
erals shines with greater brightness.
Tbe demo(Tatlc couiiciimen are now
having their Innings at the filing station.
Some of thein evidently entertain a hope
that there mny be a chance of an elec
tion. Oklahoma, is making another '"bad
break." "Trust busting" should be left
to the states as long as certain trust
senators have a vote upon the admls
kIoii of territories.
Governor Smith of the Philippines has
reached the banqueting stage of his offi
cial careej The natives will reserve
tho "roasts" until he is formally in
ducted Into office.
Senator Morgan neems more Inter
ested In discovering why the Nicaragua
canal proposition was dropped than In
learning what Is necessary to perfect
the canal at Panama.
Congressman Moses I. Klnkald wants
It distinctly understood that he will not
be a candidate for tho United States
senate, but be will not refuse to con
tinue to be the Moses for the people of
the Big Sixth.
Governor Ma goon g quite willing to
be the big mogul down in Panama, but
he will not give up his citizenship iu
Nebraska when he has to travel only a
few thousand miles every year to re
tain his residence.
Senator Koraker make his greatest
objection to the Hepburn bill because
of the precedent It will establish; but if
his .other contentious were correct he
could safely leave the matter of prece
deut to the courts.
Cuiaa Is not only willing to make
ameuda for the dead missionaries, but
would probably gladly pay a premium
If troops should I sent to Peking be
fore the revolutionists turn their atteu
tlou to the palace.
The- Burllugton la being extended to
Muskrat and is exiwcted to make Ararat
1 terminal. If the graders and track
layers do not strike a polecat, they
will surely catch up with the ground
hog before April Fool's day.
St. Ixiiils appears to be running a
race with Chicago lu the matter of In
junctions and to have gained a lap now
that It police rommisslon baa been
temitorarlly enjoined from carrying out
the express terms of the law by which
It waa Itself created.
Nebruska editors can get the crude
libel laws of Nebraska rationally re
vised If they will only set about it In
time. The time to lay the foundation
for a aane libel law. however. Is before
the lawmaker are elected am not after
tbe legislature U lu session
A DASTARDLY L'OXSl'tRACY TlfROTTLEO
Our local demo-pop contemiMirary has
a peculiar habit of putting up a straw
man and then knocking him down and
stamping on him with both feet like a
goat. TMs is exactly what It Is doing
lu relation to the candidacy of Attorney
General Brown for United States sen
ator. For some Inexorable reoson no ordi
nary mind reader can discern, the
double-ender "has it In" for Brown, and
for a long time has been butting its
horns against the attorney general until
It has worked Itself Into a snoutrage.
Under the pretext that Brown was
usurping Its functions of playing hot
and cold on the railroad Issue and the
square deal, he has been lampooned,
cartooned and run through a hot man
gle. To cap the climax, a story was
concocted that Brown had held a secret
conference at Fremont with Boss Ham
mond. R. B. Schneider and General Man
ager Bldwell of the Northwestern rail
way, who are charged" with then and
there, unlawfully and feloniously con
spiring against the peace and dignity
of the republican party, In particular,
and the people of Nebraska In general,
to have Brown's measure taken by the
corporation tailors for a senatorial toga,
there and thereafter to teeome the serv
ant and lond slave of said fabricator
of senatorial togas for the term of six
years, and, furthermore, for several
more terms, without equivocation or
provocation. To this unholy compact
the aforesaid Brown and the other
aforesaid conspirators, towlt: Ross
Hammond, Reuben B. Schneider and
George F. Bldwell, are charged with
having unlawfully affixed their hands
and seal, before the Notorious Public,
and further deponent salth not.
And now come the accusers and lm
peachers of the aforesaid Brown and
his accomplices and ask the high court
of public opinion to pass sentence upon
them, without mercy or other evidence,
although they expressly and emphatic
ally deny In toto having been parties to
the alleged conspiracy against the peo
ple of this commonwealth, but, on the
contrary, aver that at least two of the
persons named can prove an alibi, vis:
That wjille George F. Bldwell admits
that he is general malinger of the North
western railway at this time and may
he some other time, he denies being
within fifty miles of Fremont at the time
he Is accused of la?Ing assembled In stnr
chaniber with the other persons named
In the Indictment; and further, that the
aforesaid Schneider, in his capacity as
manager of grain elevators, was en
gaged at the hour named In said indict
ment In operating a fanning mill,
separating the grain from the chaff, 'to
be shipped from Fremont, In the county
of Dodge, to the Fake mill, In the city of
It Is known to all men In these parts
that the court of public opinion Is not
to be trifled with and will take no sub
stitutes for Its victims any more than
tho federal court, which declined to In
carcerate Itev. Beechcr In place of Rev.
Ware, and that supreme tribunal has
adjudged the various and sundry de
fendants guilty In advance. A motion
for a new trial having been summarily
denied and sentence solemnly pro
nounced, they are peremptorily re
manded Into the chamber of horrors of
the Senior Yellow, where they are to
remain on exhibition from duy to day
until the close of the senatorial cam
paign. THE STATEWXM QVESTIOX.
One week from tomorrow the United
States senate will take final action on
the Joint statehood bill, provided that
the existing agreement Is adhered to.
It Is stated that an informal poll of the
senate on the bill warrants the opinion
that flie Foraker amendment providing
for a referendum vote In relation to
New Mexico and Arizona will be
adopted. This would give tho people of
each territory an opportunity to declare
by vote whether or not they desire to
enter the union as one state and seems
an entirely proper and fair proposition.
The probability is that the people of
Arizona would vote almost unanimously
against Joint statehood, while there Is
some uncertainty as to what tho result
would be In New Mexico, though the
chances are that Its vote would Ih In
favor of Jolut statehood.
In regard to admitting Oklahoma and
the Indian Territory as one state there
is no controversy. Their people' with
practical unanimity desire It and the ter
ritories are In every respect fitted for
statehood. The development of Okla
homa hns leeu without a parallel In the
wonderful growth of this codntry. The
first settlement there was made only
seventeen years ago, when 3,0tK,K)
acres of land were thrown ojen to pub
lic; settlement. Approximately 100,000
people secured homes. By the census of
KM i0 Oklahoma had a population of over
31)8,000. since that time several Indian
reservations have lecn opened to settle
ment comprising three large and popu
lous counties, with three wonderfully
populous young cities aud an aggregate
population of l.TO.OOO. The governor
of the territory estimated that the popu
lation on June 30 last was' 800,000. The
i'l.om.Om acres of land in Oklahoma
represent an agricultural Investment,
exclusive of Improvements, crops, or
stock, of $232. sio.OoO. The present popu
lation of the territory is about twenty
to a square mile as against about one
to the square mile In Arizona aud New
Mexico. The percentage of Illiteracy in
the imputation over 10 years of age Is
5.5 per ceut, aa compared to 33 per cent
of all the population iu New Mexico and
34 per cent in Arizona. There are thirty
one states having a greater degree of
Illiteracy than Oklahoma. The territory
is well supplied with transportation
facilities, banks and newspapers. Farm
property has been rapidly growing In
value and the opulatloii Is steadily in
creaslivj. The Indian Territory ha an area of
31,oo square uille and an estimated
population of ".TO.OOO. The Indian trltes
who occupy the territory have erected
and maintained governments of their
own. The territory has no government
except the government of the courts and
the government provided by act of con
gress for cities and towns, save the
tribal government, which expires within
a few days. There is In that country at
leost 4 .) rural population without
government, without means of. education
for the children, conditions which should
not be permitted to continue longer than
Is necessary to provide for changing
them. The territory la rich In mineral
deposits. It tM?lng claimed that the de
posits of coal are as extensive as those
of Pennsylvania. These two territories
have great possibilities for development
United tliey will niaWe a state having an
area of 70,000 square miles and a popu
lation of 1.500,000. which Is nearly equal
to the average of the forty-five states
composing the union and a greater popu
lation than that of twenty-three of the
states represented In congress.
There is now favorable promise that
the statehood question will lie disposed
of at the present session.
TELEPHOXE SITVATIOX IX A XCTSHKLL.
The conferences which the Commercial
club bus been holding with representa
tives of the warring Bell and inde
pendent telephone companies have ac
complished one good tiling, namely, in
demonstrating that all talk about com
pulsory connection of the Omaha ex
change with tho outside independent ex
changes Is mere froth and buncomlte.
The Bell people frankly admit that
they do not want to and do not Intend
to connect up with any Independent
system which operates over a competi
tive territory already covered by their
The Independent telephone people in
noncompetitive territory openly declare
that they would not connect up with
the Bell system If they could and that
they are bound by moral. If not legal
obligations, to stand together with the
competitive independents and fight it
The telephone situation In Omaha,
therefore, resolves Itself simply Into the
question of one telephoue system or
more than one system. Slmll Omaha
content itself with regulating nnd con
trolling the telephone company already
here, or shall It grant. additional fran
chises? There Is doubtless something to be
said on both sides of this proposition,
but whether the demand for another
telephone franchise In Omaha comes to
a head or not, it Is idle to delude our
selves thnt any half-way measure will
COXCESSIOXS TO (iERMAXY.
Germany's concession of minimum
tariff rates on products of the United
States has been promptly followed by
concessions on the part of our govern
ment to Germany under the third section
of the Iiingley law.
This Is the reciprocity section of the
act and authorizes the president, when
ever the government of any country, or
colony, producing and exporting to the
United States certain specified articles,
shall enter into a commercial agreement
with the United States, or make con
cessions in favor of the products or
manufactures thereof, which in the Judg
ment of the president shall be reciprocal
and equivalent, to suspend, during the
time of such agreement or concession,
by proclamation to that effect, the im
position and collection of the duties
mentioned in the act on such articles so
exported to the United States from such
country or colony.
The articles specified In the section ore
argols or crude tartar, or wine lees
crude; brandies, or other spirits manu
factured or distilled from grain or other
materials; champagne and all other
sparkling wines; still wines and ver
muth, paintings and statuary. It is
provided that on these articles a low
rate of duties shall be levied. It is
to be presumed that It was with
the understanding that the president
would exercise the authority con
ferred by this section that the con
cession was made by Germany, though
there was no Intimation of this on the
part of the German government. The
concessions accorded under the presi
dent's proclamation will be nearly or
quite as valuable to Germany as the
concession made to tills country. It is a
gratifying solution, for a time, of what
was a perplexing matter.
THE CHIXESE DILEMMA-
Undoubtedly things are happening In
China of which the outside world gets
little If any information. The proba
bility Is that the state of unrest there
and the extent of the hostile feeling
against foreigners are much greater
than Is Indicated in the reports that
come from the capital aud some of the
commercial cities of the empire. That
was a very significant statement made
a few days ago by Wu ling-fang,
former minister to this country, that
China is at a crisis and that a scheme
of reform which he was working out
had to Is? abandoned for the reason that
It was necessary to call on foreign ad
vice. This shows that the anti-foreign
feeling Is not confined to the people, but
also exists in official circles and It is
by no means Improbable finds sympathy
on the part of tbe Imperial authorities.
Some Chinese officials have denied
that there is hostility to foreigners, but
recent events confute them. Tbe dis
turbances and demonstrations at several
places against foreigner furnish ample
assurance as to the existence of hostility
aud suggest that It Is likely to grow.
Tosslbly the action being taken by the
United States and European govern
ments, with a view to protecting their
citizens, may have a salutary effect, but
It is perhaps quite as likely to Inflame
antagonism. A difficulty In tbe situa
tion appear to be that the Imperial gov
ernment uo longer exerts much authority
or infltinnce In the country at large, or
very far Iteyond Peking. It Is Itself,
according to reports, not free from ap
prehension regarding Its own security.
It apitcars to 1k? doubtful If It has confi
dence even In the army which It has
created with a view to safeguarding
the Interests and the territorial integrity
of the empire.
It Is a perplexing dilemma that Is
presented to the governments having
citizens resident In China and no one
can foresee with certainty what the out
come will itc. A repetition of the action
of the itowers at the time of the Boxer
uprising Is certainly possible.
An attempt Is to be made to test by
Injunction tbe clause In the constitution
making- executive state officers Ineligible
for other state offices during the term
for. which they are elected. There Is
a question, however, whether this point
can be brought In Issue by Injunction.
There have been several cases here In
Omaha and Douglas county Involving
title to office, Imi sed on Ineligibility,. and
the courts have Invariably ruled that
injunction is not the. proper avenue to
reach a decision.
It is announced that the socialist
party Is badly divided up as between the
machine and antl-machlne. The people
who do not know the Inner workings
of social democracy In Omaha are won
dering what they are fighting about, or
what they are fighting for, when there
are no fleshpots in sight, and no chance
even of dipping their bread Into the
A burnt child shuns the fire. When
the court asked if the district nttorney
had anything to say lefore passing sen
tence upon the latest convicted land
fencer, the new district attorney passed
it on to his special assistant, who took
particular pains to Impress the court
this time thnt the offense was not com
mitted in good faith.
One of the coal operators at Kansas
City declares President Roosevelt's let
ter an "unwarranted interference."
which would Indicate thnt the conl oper
ators nre not so sure of the Justice of
their position as might have been ex
pected. rnrents are being appealed to from
the pulpit to protect their children
against defilement by the yellow play,
but the local yellow Journals are defil
ing more homes every day right here lu
Omaha than the yellow theaters in o
It is Interesting to note that Ice men
consider the local crop a failure, but as
more and more of the Ice supply every
year Is being manufactured by artificial
processes, the usual excuse for raising
prices will have to be tempered.
, Expansion the Fashion.
Secretary Taft wants a larger army.
Secretary Bonaparte pleads for a larger
navy. In order to be in fashion Secretary
Hitchcock should Insist on having a more
Poor I.o Knows the Game.
A 1?.venr.nlrl Tnllnn 1 u A h i a mnmA
oil land to the Standard company for 110,000
In cash and HOO a week royalty. The un
tutored mind of the Indian hi evidently
uecuming; a nciion 01 tne past.
Fodder aa a Planting; Element.
St. Louts Globe-Democrat.
It Is said the Japanese prove that lean
men on a spare diet make the best sol
diers. That depends on the enemy and the
cause represented. The American volunteer
has never been bested nor his generous
(ironing; Monopoly of Fael.
It Is believed In the anthracite region that
the coal railroads Are eliminating the inde
pendent producers by buying them out.
Seventeen million dollars Is reported to
have been paid for coal lands within a
short time. Senator Tillman says the Hep
burn bill must contain a stringent pro
hibition of the ownership and control by
public carriers of articles to be shipped over
their lines. But that might not reach a
railroad operating wholly In one state.
Educational Value of Senate Debate,
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
A word for the United States senate:
With all Its faults the debates of the sen
ate are a liberal education In the affairs
of the I'nlted States, and the affairs of
the world insofar sa tho United States
touches the world. These debates, how
ever, must be studied In the verbatim re
ports of the Congressional Record to prove
of value In an educational sense. Many
of the speeches are leurned and illuminating
on whutever subject happens to bn under
consideration. Whatever may be the fu
ture of the senate, it Is to be honed that
it will always afford an opportunity for tha
exhaustive discussion of public questions.
Nowhere else Is such an opportunity
COD LIVER OIL. .
It almost makes you
sick to think of it, but it
isn't nearly as bad as it
used to be. The improved
method of refining .it
makes it much easier to
take, and when made into
Scott's Emulsion almost
every one can take it
Most children like it and
all children that are not
robust are benefited by it.
When the doctor says
,MTake cod liver oil," he
generally means Scott's
Emulsion; ask him if he
doesn't. They know it is
more easily digested and
better than the plain oil.
SIMPLICITY AT Ft F.RA1..
t aaaaal Spectacle at Prleat'a Kaneral
A strange spectacle has Just been wit
nessed in Chicago, where the body of a
clergyman was conveyed In a street car
from church to cemetery, and twenty other
cars Instead of carriages were used for the
sad Journey by friends of the deceased.
A few days before bis death Inst Thurs
day, Rev, Martin Van de baar. priest of
81. Patricks church, South Chicago, re
quested that his body be conveyed to the
grave In a street car. The request was a
practical application of his often expressed
opposition to the extravagance of modern
funerals. He declared he had known many
occasions when the expenses Incurred
necessitated a constant scrimping for many
months following and stated that he be
lieved the root of the custom waa a false
pride. He said he knew his funeral would
be a large one, that if carriages were used
many of his poorer parishioners would be
unable to attend, and, as he desired that
none should be excluded, he asked that
street cars be used in the procession.
Nearly 2,000 parishioners paid S cents each
to ride on the trolley conveyances to give
final honors by their presence to the de
parted humanitarian, and thereby they ful
filled Ms last expressed wish, that the ob
sequies over his body should be as simple
as possible and should reduce expense on
th part of the mourners to aa small an
amount as conditions would allow.
The result was the first funeral of its
kind In Chicago, as Father Van de Ijtnr
hoped, a vivid protest against the custom
of spending large sums of money. In fan
cied necessity, for the last rites for the
"Clang! Clang! Clang!" That was the
way this moving protest got under wny. It
was the sound of the gong of the car thnt
led the procession. "Clang! Clnng! Clang!"
echoed the gongs of twenty other cars In
the wake of the leader.
Services had been held In the church un
der the direction of Archbishop Qulgley and
the body had been borne by the pnllrearers
to the tracks of the trolley line. With un
covered heads S.iioo mourners men. women
and children had followed the coffin and
had crowded Into the conveyances. Thus
this procession started for Mount Olivet,
where burial took place later.
An unexpected feature of the procession
of pedestrians wns the appearance of five
carriages. In which the dignitaries of the
church rode. These, however, traversed
only the short dlstnnce from the edifice to
the cars. No one went to the cemetery In
any other manner than over the rails.
In fact, the cortege as It moved nwny
from the church was aa much unlike other
funeral parades as it well could be.
"Such thoughtfulness for the self-resnect-Ing
poor that have become wedded to a
burdensome extravagance," comments the
Chicago News, "must arouse the admiration
of all for the kindly priest, who even In
death teaches a useful lesson to those he
loved nnd for whom he labored. They
should profit by the lesson. Simplicity In
funerals, with the avoidance of needless
expense, would be a very desirable reform
for hard-working families of small menns
who have been led by custom to associate
grief with ostentation."
STEEL CARS FOR MAIL SERVICE.
Slow Progress In Protecting; Railway
New York Sun.
Since 1900 seventy postal clerks, substi
tutes and weighers have been killed In rail
road wrecks wt lle on duty, 444 have been
Injured seriously and 1,663 have been hurt
sightly. The clerks In the railway post
office service are among the most expert
employes of the government, and the de
partment Is seeking continually to Improve
the conditions tinder which they work, les
sen the dangers that surround them and
protect their lives and the valuable prop
erty in their care.
In lXt3 the government adopted specifica
tions for the construction of mall cars re
quiring them to be heavier and more sub
stantial than those then In use. In May,
1904, those specifications were revised and
further strengthening of the cars was re
quired. The railroad companies have also
been experimenting with Improved rolling
stock, the Erie building an all steel car and
the New York, New Haven & Hartford
two; the Pennsylvania road is drafting
plans for on all steel car, and the Santa Fe
Company has contracted for thirty-nine
steel sheathed curs, with under frames and
flooring of steel, the floors to be finished
with cement, felt and wood. All these cars
nre much heavier than those previously In
use. I'nder the department specifications
of 1904 a full sixty-foot car weighs 100,000
pounds, or 20,000 pounds more than one
built on the plans adopted in ISiO. The
clerks prefer tho larger, heavier cars,
which they behove to be safer in accidents
than the others. Yet In a wreck on a Texas
railway a fifty-foot car telescoped a sixty
foot car' of Inter build and much creater
weight and was Itself practically undam
aged. Nono of the steel cars now in use has
bet n In an accident. The postal clerks have
great faith In them, feeling that they are
practically Indestructible and almost sure
to preserve the lives of all who are In
them. It Is likely that steel mall cars will
some day be- required by the government,
and when they are it Is not Improbable
that the j-ublic will demand a substitution
of metal cars, or cars so heavily reinforced
with steel as to be practically the same
thing, for all wooden passenger coaches.
PAY OF ARMY OFFICERS.
Popular Misconceptions Prevent
Change for the Iletter.
New York Sun.
From a letter written by an army woman,
the wife of a captain, who knows from
hard c xperlence the Inadequacy of her hus
band's professional Income to the ordinary
and unavoidable demands made on it, this
sentence Is taken:
"Ijcss hysterical adulation in time of
war and more intelligent Interest In time of
peace from the public would make the
army (officers and men) happier, better
and more effective."
In the correspondence received by the
Sun on the question of army oflleers' pay,
the publication of which has now ceased,
this lack of "intelligent Interest" has been
Illustrated frequently. Civilians generally
seem to assume that an officer Is sheltered,
fed, clothed, armed und transported by the
government without personal expense.
Some correspondents have spoken of the
officers' salaries aa "net," a bonus over all
necessary expenses. Not a few, while
realising that the oflleers have heavy ex
penses, have asserted that they obtained
personal servants free of cost, coal for
nothing. Insurance free, and so on through
a long list. The facts, aa set forth by
many army men and women, are entirely
different from the popular misconception,
and the officers, paid on a schedule adopted
more than a geenratlon ago. compelled to
live In a certain style, to maintain social
relations with persons far richer than
themselves, and put to many expenses s
civilian does not have to meet, have a hard
struggle to get along and kerp out of debt.
It Is clear that the pay schedule needs
overhauling, readjustment and general In
creasing to put the officers on a Just com
pensation. This can be accomplished only
when the public understands the real facta
and rids its mind of errors and miscon
structions. The public today believes, mis
taken!), that tbe army officer U well paid.
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Kansas City Star: Alilrich of Rhode
Island is doing nothing in the senate to
conceal the fact that he Is related to t!ie
Rockefeller Interests by marriage.
Kansas City Times: When you sec an
Inflated old codger going around with ,t
sort of heavy smirk on his face, like the
one that Aldrlch wears, jou can always
bet money on It thnt he Is not half so smart
ns he thinks he Is and that some day he
will make an ass of himself. Just as Aid
rich did In the senate on Friday.
Chicago News: The people stand behind
the president in this matter. They see In
the rato bill an effort to meet a great and
surioua problem and the attempt to dis
credit this effurt by a resort to buffoonery
will fall of Its purpose. Aldrlch, in his in
solent pride, has served his masters, the
great corporations, badly. If he is getting
fat-witted, they, will have to retire him.
v Pittsburg Dispatch: Tillman In charge of
the bill mny prove very different from Till
man the free lance, and Dolllver, though
naturally Irritated, will soon perceive that
the slight "cannot really injure him. Uut
the indisputable thing is the revelation of
Aldrlch's caliber. He Is, by grace and sup
port of the Standard Oil company and Its
proprietary corporations, more neatly the
boss of the senate than uny senator has
ever been. And his statesmanship Is of the
breadth that can only le measured by those
wire gauges thnt distinguifsh down to tho
sixty-fourth imrt or an Inch.
New York Tribune: Senators who try to
play small politics with the railroad rate
bill mistake entirely the sentiment of the
country. Rate regulation is not a partisan
Issue. The. president's rate policy is
heartiy supported by an overwhelming ma
jority of the voters of the union, both re
publicans and democrats, and attempts to
inject partisan considerations into the dis
cussion now proceeding In the senate are
ill advised and inexcusable. The senate
should Imitate the house of representatives
in trying to solve the railroad problem
front the single point of view of public wel
fare. PERSONAL XOTES.
Congressman E. S. Blncklmrn of North
Carolina, who has been Indicted for vlolat
!vir the law which prohibits a member "f
congress from practicing before govern
ment departments, is regarded as tho
handsomest man In the house.
Baron Speck von Sternberg. German am
bassador to this country, Is one of the
most popular members of the foreign set
in Washington. He Is approachable,
democratic and probably knows more of
American Institutions than any other
diplomat from abroad.
Somebody has figured out that upon r
salary of $175 a duy for 6,Xl yenra Adan
would not have so much money as Carn't
gle now possesses. There was fear that
with the passing of Edward Atkinson there
would be no one left to attend to essen
tial calculations such as this.
Riifus Bullock, the only republican ever
elected governor .of Georgia and who
played a conspicuous part in the recon
struction period. Ib now spending his de
clining days In the village of Albion, N. Y..
his boyhood home. Although his mind Is
as brilliant and clear as ever, a form of
paralysis which seized him a ear ago
has made him an almost helpless invalid.
' George Meredith Is 7S years old. The
Pall Mull Gaxette says: "He still con
verses freely, votes liberally, writes Illib
erally of bis political opponents, an 1
enjoys life as much as may be, considering
his age. To an admirer Inst summer he
said, 'The worst part of old age is to see
your friends nnd dear ones falling away
one by one.' "
President Fallleres of France Is averse
to having his photograph taken and
shrinks from publicity. , But his signature
has been the subject of an examination by
an expert ami reveals much. The president-elect
Is a man of wide variety of Im
pressions. Perseverance, suppleness and
patience are the dominant notes of charac
ter, with their outward expression In sim
plicity, modesty and benevolence and
warmth of heart. But there Is a tinge of
the majestic about M. Fallleres. with a
dash of the imaginative and the secretive.
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Friend Have you ever written any ac
tion? Scribbler Well, I have been a newspaper
reporter for fourteen years. Somcrvllie
"I suppose that member of congress Is
surprised by his defeat."
"Ws," answered Senator Sorghum. "We
nre all a little Unreasonable in that way.
What we should be surprised at Is his elec
tion in the tlrst place." Washington Star.
Bookkeeper Gee! Those stenographers
are chattering so that I can't do any work.
1 wish I knew. how to shut 'em up.
Cashier Ask which one of them is the
oldest. Cleveland I-eader.
"And whnt are you doing In the capital?"
snid the Washington clttieii to a friend
from the west.
"Oh, 1 came to see congress make new
"Indeed? Then you intend to reside here
for a number of years." Philadelphia
Mrs. Crossway Isn't the Perkins' Gwen
dolen an awfully bright little girl?
Mrs. Iipsling Yes; she's the most cu
taneous child I ever saw. Chicago Tribune.
"I wonder who originated the expression
'reckoned without his host?' "
"Very likely It was some deluded hotel
guest, who tried to figure out for himself
what his bill was going to be." Phila
From the Haversack. .
Wal, stranger, nothln' personal, but speak
ing of doss, you see
You somehow remind me of Whiskers, who
took on In Cimpany O.
It wi on the rough Pine Ridge ramDaigi
in an Injun wickup.
Amidst a mess of Llrule Sioux, we found
the little pup.
Handsome? Wal, no. not pooty, but the
pluckiest little cuss
Thnt ever went Into a mlxup he was
ii I ways in a muss.
His breed was Just pure Injun, it wns
A catamount and a gatling filled with
Not that he wasn't friendly If lie knev
you. I suppose.
And didn't go presumin' when you wore
He seemed to any on pay day, with bis
head upon a rug,
"I reckon you'd be loncs.ime with your
bunkie in the Jug."
Wh-n the regiment went to Cuba our
Whiskers went along. .
This was aglnsl the orders, but that dldn t
make it wrong.
You may separate chums, a man from bis
wife-some men, for a time, from then'
But" nothing short of death Itself takes a
soldier from his dog.
He veined and burked along the line, the
bullets came like bees,
But the old pup tried to paw them up, as
chipper as you please.
The Spanish guns were turned upon our
blockhouse until night.
When Whiskers wagged his tail to say, I
kept the fort all light."
Ve next fought In the Phlllppines-theti
caoie back In a boat,
But Whiskers couldn't Und because h
didn't have a vote, ... . . .
The customs people loud declared (out
hearts with fear were rUI"d,
"The dog must die!" But Whisker.
sneaked, and a city dog wns killed.
Old Whiskers came and went again, wher
we pursued All. ,
He died at Relna Regente, away from
home and me. . ,
I'm not much of a church sharp, but I
Wiope at the Great Review- ,
Whe.i the regiment comes to Attention
that Whiskers will be there too.
Hat is full of
fact is a fact.
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