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Subscribed In my presence and aworn to
before me this Kin day of February, 1901
tScal) 41. B. HUNQATE,
WHES OIT Or TOWS.
Sabsrribers learlng tha elty tm.
porarily shoalst aava Tha Baa
Mailed ta then. .Address will ba
Senator Tlllnmn apparently wants to
prove that be Is an all and not a sub
ject of the president administration.
That Ohio right on the "bridge trust"
looks much like the fight of New Jersey
against itn predatory corporatjons for
President Koosevelt Is opposed to In
vestigations which do not Investigate,
nnd once again he la fully in accord
with popular sentiment.
Oeneral Corbln la fortunate in being
one of the military men who can return
from the Philippines with better repu
tation than when he left borne.
In announcing hla adherence to
(ieorgre D. Perkins Senator Dolllver
shows that one Iowa statesman count
gratitude among the cardinal virtues.
Now that the United States has taken
up the' fight against the alleged "grain
trust" In California, Nebraska's trust
buster, Tom Worrall. may find a wider
The discovery of contraband armi
for Ohinn on board n ship at San Ftaa
Cisco may throw light on how the na
tive are able to make a stand against
the foreigner. .
The presence of Andrew Hamilton la
aid to have caused a flutter in New
York life Insurance circles. This must
be the first time that Mr. Hamilton ha
refused to "stay put."
In view of complaints by the big meat
packers that government secret service
men were watching them, evidence, for
once at least, tends to prove that the
sleuth struck a live trail.
Those earthquakes In the West Indies
luay but be the result of suppressing
the political revolutions. The people of
the tropics seem to need a "shake up"
of some kind every so often.
' President Itoosevelt ha a mania for
removing United States district attor
ney for doing nothing. lie has Just
removed the district attorney of Okla
homa against his will and wish.
Some suspicious people are beginning
to wonder whether or not this ' coal
famine scare has leeu Improvised as an
offset to the open winter and an effort
of the coal dealer to unload their ur
plus. There will be more unredeemed
pledges In Omaha after the spring elec
tion than there ever have been In all the
pawn shops this side of the Missouri
river. With political candidates It Is
one thing before taking and another
thing after raking.
The compromise between the Civic
Federation and the Omaha liquor deal
er ha been transferred to the supreme
tourt If It stay there long enough an
other compromise, may be effected for
nst year without either side learning
jtit where It 1 at.
A voluntary reduction of freight rate
vast of the Missouri river 1 announced
by the railroads. The Missouri river,
however, ha alway been the dead Hue
and the people west of the great muddy
hold up their hand without resUtanc
or take the consequence.
The Nebraska democracy In banquet
loom assembled ha extended greeting
to William Jennlng Bryan with the sin
cere bop for a profitable Journey and
aafa return. William Jennings will
doubtless appreciate the greeting, es
pecially the wlah that hi Journey may
tweli tna vol urn of hi cotuage 10 Hi 1.
fRKtwrs'T mixTED message.
The message In which President
Itoosevelt announces to congress his
signature to the Joint resolution In
structlng the Interstate Commerce com
mission to Investigate railroad discrim
inations and mono)olles In con! and
oil trenchantly challenges attention to
the defects, and consequences of that
net as It came from the national legis
lature. The extensible cbject of the
Joint resolution, which Is to turn the
light of publicity upon the grave and
far-reaching usurpations ami law viola
tions In the relations between the rail
roads and the oil and coal industries,
naturally would appeal to pnbllc ap
proval. But the blunders and conse
quences which the president points out
In the form In which congress has un
dertaken to deal with the subject are
o many, so gross and so Injurious as
to raise the question whether the pro
moters of the Joint resolution have not
acted In bad faith and with f'.ie ulterior
motive of embarrassing the administra
tion rather than abolishing abuses of
transportation and related cerporotlous
In coal and oil. The presidents mes
sage is pervaded by an lll-coni-enled
tone suggestive that he Is keenly sus
picious of such purpose, or at least that
he doe not propose to submit tamely
if It should exist. At any fate he so
clearly exposes the bungling or calcu
lated defects of the Joint resolution as
to confine congress letween the alter
natives either of correcting Its blunder
or suffering the worst Interpretation.
It Is peculiar that such an Investiga
tion as the Joint resolution on Its face
contemplates, so difficult and elaborate,
should be saddled onto the Interstate
Commerce commission, a body already
burdened with the Important duties ap
propriate to It and Imposed upon It by
law, which duties It Is the chief object
of legislation now pending to multiply
and enlarge. More especially Is It pe
culiar In view of the fact that the sub
ject matter of the resolution falls nat
urally to another department of the
government which ha in hand a'nd well
along Inquiry Into the same subject mat
ter. But It Is most extraordinary, as
the president point out, that the reso
lution, while requiring the Interstate
Commerce commission to perform such
a labor, should be so drawn a In fact
to deny It the Indispensable means, mak
ing no nproprlatlon nor authorizing
compuU on of witnesses. Yet the reso
lution ould have the mischievous ef
fect of wasting the time of the commis
sion by leading It Into endless wild
goose chases precisely when It whole
time would be most needed for the pur
poses of the railroad rate law soon to
be passed, and of paralyzing prosecu
tion of the very offenses that should
appear In Investigation.
The Joint resolution' appears to have
lipped through congress under circum
stance calculated to throw friends of
the administration off their guard, but
it did not so easily run the gauntlet of
the White House. The president, while
he signs the resolution exposes the snare
and puts it up to congress to remove It
SBSATOR DOLLIYER FOR PERKIXS. .
The most notable development of the
ante-convention contest In Iowa for the
republican nomination for governor is
the authorised interview given out by
Senator Dolllver at Washington, lu
which he declares unequivocally In
favor of Hon. George D. Perkins, and
expressly Indorses his loyalty and trust
worthiness a regards the railroad ques
tion. If anything could add to the
studied emphasis of the terms of Sena
tor Dolllver' endorsement of Mr. Per
kins It would be the circumstances un
der which It 1 given. Governor Cum
mins' contest for a renomlnatlon for a
third term rests mainly on his claim of
representing opposition to the railroad
Influence In the state, a claim pushed to
the front In a speech opening his cam
paign In Senator Dolllver' home town,
In which he disclaimed any design to
supplant the junior Iowa senator In the
senate. Implying Invitation to the sena
tor and his friends to support the gov
ernor for a third term.
While the railroad politicians plainly
prefer Mr. Perkins to Governor Cum
min for the governorship. Senator Dol
llver' endorsement will be very widely
accepted as conclusive as to the Inde
pendence of Mr. Perkln of railroad In
fluence. 3VVQE HAMILTON'S OPPORTVXTTY.
The sudden Improvement of the health
of "Jndge" Andrew Hamilton and his
return to thl country should contribute
to public health aud reform of Insur
ance and legislative methods If he will
now furnish the Information which as
legislative agent of several of the big
Insurance companies he cannot fall to
have, but a large part of which bis sug
gestive alweuce tn foreign part pre
vented the Armstrong committee from
getting. Even at this lute day full de
tails would be useful for our lawmaker
who are about to legislate with a view
to puttiug an end to corrupt manipula
tion by Insurance lobbyists.
One of the most glaring malfeasance
of life Insurance management wa
shown by the fact, Indubitably estab
lished In the investigation, that hun
dreds of thousands of dollar of the
funds of the big life companies were
placed at the disposal of Hamilton a
their agent to be used to Influence the
action of the New York and other legis
latures, that such misappropriation of
funds wa systematically made over a
erie of year and yet that this wa
doue 'without record meau of audit or
information for the public officials,' the
public generally or even the policy bold
er to whom the fund belonged. The
broad implication 1 that the money
either wa stolen through collualon of
Insurance official and their agent or
was used to corrupt legislatures, or
went for both those purposes.
It I astounding that the bowk mi
records, the solo legitimate purpose of
which Is to reveal the truth, should have
been manipulated to conceal the misap
propriation of such hug sums, the very
circumstance of concealment being In
culpatory. "Judge" Hamilton, through
whose hand the money passed, can tell.
If he will, to whom It went, to Influence
what legislatures. In what sums and for
what specific ends, aud he can thereby
materially help In the correction of a
monstrous abuse. Whether he will tlo
so, however, remains to le seen.
.4S TO POLITIC A ADVFRTlHIX'l.
The advent of another campaign Is
making busy days for the political
holdup. There Is never any trouble for
the candidates to find some one to re
lieve them of surplus money with prom
ises of get-rleh-qulck results In big
blocks of votes to' be delivered on elec
tion day. The 'campaign time is harvest
time for the political holdup and es
pecially of the publishers of holdup
newspaper big nud little, who attempt
to sell for what the traffic will bear.
The Bee has never Indulged In these
holdup practice ond does not Intend to
begin now. That there may be no mis
understanding of its position, It I not
out of trder for us to say that The Bee
doM not and will not solicit political ad
vertising Irrespective of the practices of
It local competitors. The Bee will
have unbought opinions nnd preference
of its own to express and will give ut
terance to them freely. It will cover
the uews of the campaign without fear
or favor so as to keep the voters fully
Informed as to candidate aud Issues.
At the same time The Bee, like all
newspapers, has advertising space for
sale. There are many political an
nouncements that constitute legitimate
advertising. The Bee' advertising col
umn will be open to such announce
ments, subject, however, to inspection
and rejection and distinct understand
ing that the paper In no way commit
Itself thereby either to the' support of
such candidates or the truthfulness of
the claim they put forth for themselves.
We hereby serve notice on all candi
date for office that no one Is author
ized to solicit political advertising for
this paper and that anyone pretending
to do so is an I m poster.
The Lincoln Star seems to be greatly
distressed because Attorney General
Brown went all the way to Washington
to present and urge his motion for ad
vancement of the railroad tax case In
the United States supreme court when
he might have sent hi motion by mall
or deputized some lawyer on the ground
to present It as his proxy. This; Is the
most puerile criticism that could be
trumped up. A attorney general the
responsibility for conducting these case
rests upon Mr. Brown, and the old adage
applies here that when you want a
thing done right you should do It your
self. Attorney General Brown's prede
cessor in office, who had important liti
gation in the United States supreme
court, have always traveled to Wash
ington to look after It themselves. Tills
is true of democrat as well as repub
licans, Attorney General Smyth having
made snch trips, a also Attorney Gen
eral Prout. If Attorney General Brown
succeeds in winning out in the tax cases
speedily and bringing the audacious tax
shirking railroads to time the people of
Nebraska will be disposed to give him
all the trips to Washington he may care
What threatened to be u vendetta of
the most cruel kind between the city at
torney of South Omnha and the city at
torney of Omaha has leen averted. In
stead of a wager of battle and blood
vengeance to determine which of these
two legal lights shines the brightest, the
voters of South Omaha have Intervened
In a timely manner aud pulled their
combatant out of the fray by refusing
him a renomlnatlon at the municipal
primary. The only thing for the voters
of Omaha to do Is to show equal solici
tude and even up things for the South
Omaha city attorney by likewise refus
ing a nomination to the Omaha city at
torney. The difference of opinion registered
lu the meeting of the state bar, called
to discuss the federal Judicial division
bill, turns out to be bused on a differ
ence over the division of the criminal
business of the state and the fee car
ried with It for marshal, clerk and court
attaches rather than a difference over
drawing geographical line with a view
to facilitating the transaction of federal
Judicial busluess. If the Issue is simply
one of playing for the fees, the rank and
file of Nebraska people will have little
Interest in It, but would rather leave
things as they are, with a single foun
tain head of federal Justice at Omaha.
There la a cloud gathering over the
heads of federal official. The house of
representatives is about to enuct a law
forbidding federal official to accept cor
poration courtesies In the shape of rail
road passes, complimentary telegraph,
telephone and express franks and spe
cial cars for hunting and fishing trips
and Junket to Mexico, California, the
Adirondack, Indiana mud bath. Mln
netonka. Lake Okobojl aud Manawa,
but that horrid bill ha yet to pas the
ordeal of the senate and enator ad
dicted to corporation compllmeutaries,
so that the passage is still somewhat
Senator Gamble ba sent a tot of gov
ernment seed to school children lu
South Dakota. Whatever may be the
aentor' intentions he will probably
give the youth of the tate a practical
demonstration In the art of patience
while they wait for the seed to ear
fruit after lu kind.
Despite the fact tha there are two
separate municipal corporation and
two distinct municipal governments,
Omaha and South Omaha are plainly
regarded as one and Inseparable by the
holdup fraternity, who persistently re
fuse to recognlxe any dividing line. One
police force under one directing bead
for the whole of Greater Omaha would
unquestionably 1 belter able to cope
with crime and criminals than the pres
ent double police departments, both of
which are lame.
The National Association of I.inulor
dealers has declared vr on the "poach
ers." but so far has not been able to
show how they would be aided by n
pan-els imst law, and 'until they do the
fight will bp considered chiefly n feint.
The Water board stands adjourned,
but the salaries of the members of the
Iniard and their high-priced speclnl at
torneys continue, and the appraisement
of the water works Is still not visible
through the largest telescope.
I m .
If Governor Mickey wants proof that
Brontch Is using his position as police
commissioner for political ends he had
better spend a few evenings In Omaha
and aceompony Brontch In his observa
tion automobile through the slums aud
The local democratic organ think
Omaha democrats do not appreciate the
"virile faith" of the loyal democracy of
Nebraska outside of the metropolis. The
difficulty encountered is here to feed an
appetite for pie on empty faith.
Germany may not have been respon
sible for the resignation of the French
cabinet but It probable that former
Premier Uouvier will find it easier to
be complaisant In the face of eventuali
ties. Same Old Sqaeeae.
Last year they threatened to put up the
price of Ice because all the poor little Ice
plant were frost-bitten, and this yoar they
want to do the same thing because the
same plants thawed out. Either way the
price of water In chunks Is high.
Impatience of Corporate Oracles.
The Iniquity of the Bcheme to regulate
railway freight rates i o clear to the com
manding intellect of Senator Fomker that
you musn't blame him for being a little im
patient with the dunderheads who are try
ing to force It through congress.
F.flet of the Cancelled I'aas.
Now that congressmen cannot get freo
passes from the railroads, most of them
find it cheaper to stay over Sunday in
Washington than to go home from Friday
to Monday, as they used to do. So far no
Important Increase has been noted In the
church attendance at the capital.
Cromwell's t ninrrril Questions.
After all, the questions Lawyer Crom
well refused to answer were the or.ua
which some time must be answered if t:.e
hidden hiatory of the Panama revolution
and the connection therewith of the French
canal company are ever to be revealed.
The majority of the senate committee
seemed as little desirous as Lawyer Crom
well of removing the Ud.
Uettlnar ttowa to Canal Dlscla.
New York Tribune.
The senate haa done wisely In deciding
to quit Its historical, philosophical, psycho
logical and other investigations Into
Panaman affairs until it has determined
what sort of canal is to be built and how
it is to be built. To build the canal is the
urgent need. The rest will keep. We have
no doubt Mr. Cromwell will be Just as
willing to oblige Mr. Morgan a month hence
a now. But there would be little wisdom
In keeping work on the canal indefinitely
tied up while Mr. Cromwell out-Wellers
the lamented Samtvel in declining to give
aid and comfort to his Inquisitor. And,
speaking nf that, what particular business
anyway has the United State senate with
the confidential relations between a foreign
corporation and its counsel? Canal build
ing, not research into esoteric alien arch
aeology. Is wanted at Panama.
LIMIT OF RAILROAD AHCl MEJIT.
Extremity of Corporate Realatanee to
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
Be'iator Foraker of Ohio In his speech of
Wednesday on the late bill, carried his
argument tn opposition to the rather start
ling length of denying that congress had
the power under the conatltutlon to regu
late railroad charges or confer such a
power on a commission. He could find no
opinion of the United Slates supreme court
which diatlnctly recognised that the con
ftltutlonal power to regulate commerce be
tween the states or with foreign nation
carried with it the power to regulate rr
fix charges. As for himself, he would atty
that the matter of charges was beyond
the reach of congress, though clearly
within reach of the several states; that the
power of congress over foreign commerce
was no greater and no leas than over
interstate commerce; that manifestly con
gress has no power to prescribe charges In
the caac of foreign commerce, and ac
cordingly It follows that it has no power
to do so In the case of Interior commerce.
This la not particularly impressive, even
In Us speciousness. It may be true that
the suprome eourt has never expressly af
firmed the right of congress to regulate
or control or fix interstate railroad
charges, but it has certainly by indirection
conceded such a right pretty continuously
for great many years, and the whole
weight of a vast body of Judicial opinion
on the subject haa been In line with as
serting for congress a power over Inter
state commerce aa exclusive and complete
as the power held by the states over Inter
state commerce. It has remained for the
aenator of a party which has inherited
the constitutional theoriea of Chief Juatlco
Marshall to attempt to turn back the cur
rent of construction flowing broadly and
deeply from the great case of Gibbons
To such lengths, then, is the resistance
of the railroads being carried aguinat ade
quate public control. Kut that it will have
the assistance of the I'nlted States su
preme court to this extent may we!l be
doubted. When, as tn the maximum rule
case, the court questioned whether the
power had been conferred by congress on
the commission, and decided that It could
not and would not be conferred by mere
Implication, the Inference la fairly to be
drawn that rongresa haa the power to
confer upon an administrative body when
ever it chooses to do so. Hut if congress
has no power to protect the public against
extortionate railroad chargra In interstate
commerce. It evidently haa no power to en
force uniform or undlacrlminating charges;
for, says Mr. Foraker, the charge for car
riage "ta not commerce nor the subject of
commerce," and if the uniform charge falls
outside the power of congress, so muat the
ununifonn charge. But this is more than the
railroads wish to prove, since they are
very' willing that the I'nlted States gov
ernment shall help thsin deliver them
selves from bond; IV the g"it fiusis
not M) A WO IT KF.W YORK.
Ripples on the ( arrest of l.lfe In the
Hi things are common In Greater New
York. It Is built thnt way. The tallest
fenture of its bigness, though not as con
spicuous us its skyline, Is the municipal
debt. It Is positively daxzllng In Its mag
nificence and overtops any municipal debt
on record. And the debt Is swelling by
lenps and bounds. The Tribune shows that
since the greater city whs established In
1S9S the net debt has Jumped from 250.0nri,onn
to Hl'O.noo.onn. London's debt amounts to
$230,000,000, or a lit tin more thun half. Mer
lin, with half the population of this mu
nicipality, maintains Its government for
less thttn one-fourth of New York's entire
budget. Olsagow. with a population as
large os that of St. Ixiuls, Is run for less
than half what the street cleaning depart
ment alone costs lit New York.
The gross indebtedness of New York Is
greater than that -of the Chinese empire.
The cost of operating this city's govern
ment for one yenr almost equals the an
nual expenditure of Iwith Ixndon and
Paris combined. New York pays out. In
salaries alone the vast sum of $i,(W.000
yearly, or aa much as London spends for
Its entire, administration. At the present
time there are 4S.0O0 men and women on
New York's payroll. Of every $100 that a
New Yorker pays In rent, It is estimated
that $12.26 goes into the pockets of mu
In pite of the fact that the great ma
jority of city employes earn their money
far more easily than they could in private
life, the Tammany heads of departments
are constantly Increasing salaries. In the
one month of December last year they
raised the wages of men under them to
the extent of $180,000. Indeed, half of the
$85,000,000 paid to the city's employes, it
is said, might be saved if the city were
run on strictly business principles. The
police now cost the city $p.ooo.0o0 a year,
and the street cleaning department, which
Is now being probed by the Board of Al
dermen on charges of graft and extrava
gance, spent nearly $7,000,000 last year.
Bevond nil doubt New York Is the most
extravagant city In the world.
With the first stroke of pick to be
driven and before even the consent of the
state authorities has been obtained. Mayor
McCIellan's new water commission has run
up ft payroll of $304,400 a year. Appoint
ments of new engineers are being an
nounced dally In bunches of a half doxen
and their salaries will quickly swell th s
amount to $500,000. It is predicted that be
fore the boord Is ready to do Its first con
struction work on the $2u0,000,000 water
scheme the payroll will foot up a total of
$l,0u0,000 a yeur.
Congressman Bourke Cockr.m has been
Installed as grand sachem of Tammany
society. Twelve years ago he had a bitter
quarrel with Rlchurd Croker, then leader
of Tammany Hull. At that time Mr.
Cockran was a member of the council of
sachems of the society, but he retired at
the next election and held no office in the
society and had no standing In the po
litical organization until the Murphy re
gime, when he was elected grand sachem
of the society to succeed Justice O'Gorman.
The election to the office of grand Bachem
Is for life unless the Incumbent resigns.
The chief function of the grand sachem Is
to don the silk hat and regalia of office
and preside at the annual Independence
Say celebration in Tammany Hall on
The Tammany society is the only or
ganization which has continuously held In
dependence day celebrations for more than
a century. Since its organisation, in 1789,
by William Mooney, It has regularly held
patriotic exercises on the Fourth. An
other Interesting feature Is the book which
contains the constitution of the order and
the signatures of every man who has been
elected since its foundation. This book Is
in the possession of Thomas F. Smith, as
secretary. The first signature signed to
the constitution Is that of Mooney, affixed
October 13, 17?9.
There are upward of 21.000 signatures to
the constitution In this book, and as the
pages become filled new ones are added.
A member, once elected, holds his mem
bership for life, with no dues except $25
on initiation and $1 at the time of each an
nual election if the member wants to
quality to vote for sachems.
Burials in the old family vaults around
hlsto ic St. Paul's church, on lower Broad
way, are of such rare occurrence these
days that the sight of gravediggers bend
ing to their work In "Hod's Acre" halted
hundreds of hurrying pedestrians. The
vault that was closed on Saturday (no
graves have been dug lu St. Paul's church
yard in fifty years), was that of the
Staples fumily. Ot February 26 Ernest
Staples died at his home. In New Rochello,
and at 11 o'clock Saturday hla body was
lowered Into the tomb and laid beside tha
rem 'ns of his father. William J. Staples,
and of his grandfather, John Staples, who
died In 1810. When the knot of mourners
emerged from the church, led by the cur
at?, bareheaded. In spite of the driving
rain, and followed the casket to the mouth
of the vault, spectators stood three deep
outside the railings of the fence. In every
window in the skyscrapers overlooking the
chapel was a group of faces. To the o
companlment of clanging trolley car gongs,
the shouts of Impatient truck drivers ami
the rumble of traffic In Broadway, the
body was carried down a flight of stone
steps into Its underground chamber.
No business In New York feels the effect
of weather conditions quicker than that of
the hair dresser. One rainy day will crowd
every establishment In town, for no sys
tem has been devised whereby the Marcel
wave will withstand ft downpour, and
whether It rains or shines womankind must
be correctly "waved." The absence of fog
and damp weather this winter has caused
a marked falling off In the receipts of
many fashionuhle establishments, though
last month there were enough rainy days
to make the business pick up a bit. At
one popular place the other day a wonun
called for her bill. On glancing It over she
remarked niedltutively, "Hu-ni-m. $39. and
nothing but shampoos and waves. I do !
hope the sun shines more next month."
The removal of hats by women in
churches is under discussion in Brooklyn,
owing to the request by Rev. W. H. Wil
son of the Arlington Avenue Prisbyterlun
church, that hereafter the women of his
congregation take off their hats a few
minutes before the beginning of the serv
ice. Mr. Wilson explained that male par
ishioners had ckIIimI his attention to the
fact that they could not see lilm TVhlle he
was speaking. They believed that if the
women should remove their hats lhtr
vision would not he so much obstructed.
About a )tir sijo an Kpiscopdl minister
In England became wroth because mem
bers of his congregation appeared v.-ith
their heads uncovered. This minister de
livered a sermon, lji which he took xcer
tlon to the actions of the women, cud
read f'W their benefit an excerpt f-om
Corinthians. "Judge in yourselves. Is It
coin!.- that a woman pray unto God un
covered?" Srressitles of World I'osfr.
It seems that as civilization advances it
takes something more than a big navy to
keep the peace. Elaborate coast defenses
are also necessary. Sometimes the neces
sity of living up to our opportunities seem
to ba almost burdensome.
Good health depends mostly upon
the food wc cat.
We can't be healthy if we take alum
or other poison daily in our food.
Dr. Price's Baking Powder is abso
lutely free from alum. It is made from
pure cream ' of tartar and adds to the
healthfulness of the food.
psici bakino powde co.
"We are seven," can now proclaim the
Interesting little family of Mr. and Mrs.
George 3. Gould.
Harry N. Rosch, for eight years a private
secretary to James O. Blaine, is now living
a hermit's life in a log cabin near Win
Chicago women ssnltary inspectors are
accused of neglecting their duties for pink
teas. Perhaps attention to pink tea Is a
There can no longer be any doubt as to
New York's being . "literary" since It Is
necessary to call out the police when Mark
Sacco, the Hungarian faster, has sub
sisted for forty-five days on nothing more
than twenty-two bottles of water and 962
cigarettes. Let Woman's Christian Tem
perance union members take notice.
Renator Tillman, the rlp-roarlng-eat-'em-allve
statesman from South Carolina, Is In
private life the mildest mannered man
from the south. He makes a fad of the
cultivation of roses at his home In Tren
ton, S. C.
Senator Gulllnger has introduced a bill
Increasing salaries to take effect March 4,
1909, as follows: The president, $75,000; vice
president, $15,000; speaker of the house of
representatives, $12,000; members of the
cabinet, $15,000; senators and representatives,
A recent New York conundrum pro
pounds the question: "Why is a good time
in this town like a beef steak?" and an
swers It: "Because the westerner has set
the, price on it." Restaurant and amuse
ment prices are rapidly soaring out of reach
of the real New Yorkers.
Mrs. Virginia E. Bland, widow of "Silver
Dick" Bland, has become one of the most
successful agriculturalists and horticul
turists In the country. Her farm near
Lebanon, Mo., to which she gives her per
sonal attr ition, is a model and for its
acreage produces more than any similar
tract In the country.
First Lieutenant Walter H. Johnson of
the Eighth Infantry, now on his way to the
Philippines, was rejected when first ha ap
plied for a commission, the surgeons find
ing that he had six toes on each foot. On
learning that he would be accepted with
ten toes he had the extra two amputated.
applied again and was accepted.
Here is Pnrflrlo Diaz, president of Mexico,
as described by Mrs. Tweedle In her new
book: "Just a fine, strong, handsome man,
short of stature, broad of build, with his
warm, clean, healthy skin, short-cut white
hair, penetrating-eyes. Just a simple, hon
est, kindly, homely man in a black cut
away coat, a pair of gray trousers and
white silk tie."
RATE BILL DEBATE.
Aaalyala of Senator Foraker's Argu
ment Against Raamlatloa.
New York Tribune.
Senator- Foraker's speech on railroad
rate legislation last Wednesday was un
deniably interesting and forcible; but, from
the point of view of the opposition in the
senate. Its helpfulness may be doubted. It
had the fault of proving too much. After
hanging, drawing and ouarterliig a man
for high treason, it seems hardly worth
while to try him for libel or petty larceny.
The Ohio aenator holds that the Heiibuin
bill Is, In Intent and Implication. Irt spirit
and letter, boldly and irremediably . un
constitutional. He declares that it "com
Bilngles a political hoard, claimed to be
administrative In character, all three of -the
powers of government, legislative. Judicial
and executive," and asserts that "It Is im
possible for such a measure to receive the
sanction of the courts." Hut, if this
diagnosis of the Hepburn bill Is correct,
the opposition's zeal In contesting the pus
sage of the measure and In wrangling
over the phraseology of court review provi
sions and other trivial details Is merely
nervous effort wasted. If congress cannot
crcite a railroad Commission and dele
gate to It the power to alter a given rate
on appeal from a shlpier, the whole
scheme of control worked out in the Hen
burn hill falls to the ground. In that
rase the railroads have absolutely nothing
to fear irom the bill now before the
serial. Its passage would simply give the
supreme court an opportunity to define n
Utile more clearly the limitations under
Coal. Wood. Coke, Kindling.
Wa sail tha best Ohio and Colorado Coals -elaan, hot, lasting:
Also Rock Springs, llllnals, Nanna, Sh.rldon, Walnut Block, Etc
For (antral purposas, usa Charokas Lumo, $5. SO; Nut, $5.00 par ton
Missouri Lump, $4.75 Lsrga Nut, $4.50-mak.s a hot, quick (Ira.
Our hard coal la tha 8CAANTCM, tha bast Pennsylvania anthraoiti
Wa alao aall Spadra, tha hardast and olaansat Arkanaaa fiard coal
All our coal hand acraanad and walghad over any city acalas daalrad
COUTAfJT & SQUIRES 'Vh'.:..?,.-
Note. Baking powders that re sold at
ten to thirty cents a pound, or a cent
an ounce, are made from alum. Avoid
which a federal railroad commission must
work. But why should any one begrudge
the supreme court this opportunity? If
the Hepburn measure had no other merit,
the fact that It would force a Judicial
Interpretation of the government's powers
ought to commend it to those who think
the present agitation for rate regulation
harmful and are satisfied In their own
minds that the supreme court will dismiss
the plan proposed In the Hepburn bill ua
Impracticable under our scheme of gov
ernment. Why Is an assurance of that
sort not worth having and worth working
Mr. Foraker let It be understood the
other day that he differed radically tin
opinion from the other republican senat
wno votea against reporting the Hepbu
bill. They seem less convinced than he
that the house measure, as It stands, is a
dead letter, and are bent on working over
the court review section so as to provide
a supervision by the courts of the whole
machinery of rate adjustment. They seem
to deny the possibility of nonrevlew, and
ask to have the Jurisdiction of the courts
broadly and specifically recognized. Mr.
Foraker appears to hold that under the
Hepburn bill appeals would be greatly
limited, the commission having plenary
power In a broad range of cases. Without
this power the commission would. In (act,
be virtually crippled. Yet many of the
opponents of the bill want an emasculat
ing construction put on the court review
clause, on the pretext that such an emas
culation surrenders nothing. It would be
well If the opposition got together on
some consistent theory of the real deadll
ness or innocuousness of the Hepburn bill.
"I'm trying to observe Lent," said the
doctor, "but t am busier than ever with
"So I supposed," commented the pro
fessor; "you are fasting yourself and mak
ing money fast." Chicago Tribune.
"Why do you object to my eating so
much? ' asked the gourmand. "Ynu know
the old proverb says that in eating well
one praises the food."
"Well, you're not praising that food."
said the aescetic. "You're flattering It
grossly. "Cleveland Leader.
"I observe that you have persuaded your
constituents to think as you do."
"That's how It looks," announced Senator
Sorghum, "but as a matter of fact I have
persuaded myself to think as most of my
constituents do."-Washington Star.
"Well!" snorted the old editor, throwing
down the paper he was reading, "these
blooming correspondence schools ought to
be suppressed; they're trouble-breeders."
"Why. what's the matter now?" asked
"Why. here's one of them that offers to
teach people to write poetry.-' Philadel
"Nobody laughed at the story the very
seedy little man told in the grill room."
"That was Swarthmore'a cousin. He
didn't tell it well."
"Oh, I see a poor relation. "--Cleveland
It Is reported that when Calve was asked
If she had not learned to speak Kngllsh tills
trip the departing songxtress resixinded :
"Sure, Mike' I'm from Missouri. Twenty
three, you skidoo! Au revolr!"
There's nothing like proficiency In our
vernacular. Boston Herald.
Church I saw a funny picture of your
friend, Flitthush. today. He had his right
hand stretched out above his head.
Gotham Ye, he told me about that. It
seems Just as the photographer was about
to take It he called to Flathuxh to move
up a little. Klatbush forgot himself,
thought he was on a car and reached for u.
strap. Yonkers Statesman.
HER FIRT PROPOSAL.
Samuel M. Peck In Boston Transcript.
He vows my locks are like the v.heat
Where Summer's feel have strolled.
And rippling winds and shlmnitrlng heat
Have klHHi-d the green to sold.
Nor gossamer the fairies h:!1
Hath half so rare a h'-e.
And that his heart Is meshed vithin
I wonder Is It true'
He vows my eyes have slarry tb.ta
As In sooe forest r.oe':
The starlight finils the violets' glint
H'flieted In a bronk
And whisper, when lie gazes c"
Within those deeps of h!".it
To breathe Is bliss, to live, a rng
I wonder Is it true?
Af-r. he vows, ss some lone shell
That murmurs of the sea.
His loyal hear), 'leotli love's sweet speli,
Forever dreams of me;
As sunflowers eaKt to est the sun
With constant gaze pursue.
Ha ll WGihn ma nil life Is done
I wonder Is it true?
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