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Now that "the lid is on" at Hot
Springs, Ark., no one can doubt that
the world is growing better.
Vesuvius promises to show how it
lui Hed Pompeii, but the Italians do not
st-eni anxious for the demonstration.
The greatest apparent miracle Dowle
could work at Zlon would be to make
his rebellious followers return and kneel
at his feet.
When IJermany has solved the prob
lem of the "sweat shop," It will confer
a favor on America by telling how It
was done. .
"Jim" Dahlman Is now a candidate for
mayor with a full-fledged platform upon
which he has taken a stand with hit
Before Russia opens the second con
ference at The Hague, the czar might
devote a little attention to restoring
peace at home.
Senator Dolliver has followed an un
friendly precedent. He should have
been ready to name bis "railroad sen
ators" or have said nothing about them.
The Interstate Commerce commission
is to begin Its coal inquiry at Philadel
phia, evidently under the impression
that the corporations of that city are as
sleepy as the people.
Every candidate, without regard to
politics, seeking office at the Impending
city election will have to answer a whole
lot of questions to tell "where he is at"
before the campaign Is ended.
Senator Elklns wants It understood
that he is as much of a representative
of the people as any other senator. But
rue senator from West Virginia ha
not made public his definition of "the
Lieutenant Governor Herrlott gets
Into the Iowa gubernatorial campaign
Just In time to be a chopping block
for the partisans of both of the other
candidates, but he gives an opportunity
to make a compromise.
The people of Omaha will not elect
either a city treasurer or a tax com
mlssioner this spring. The board of
canvassers decided this point aud the
supreme court Immediately affirmed its
aecisioD by wireless telegraphy.
The republican slate committee ha
taken action to bring the ouestion
ratifying tie railway commission amend
uieni to a .-ocus in state convention
remains now for the democrats and pop
..it.... hi. -...I ... .
to lane a stand for or
against to projvosed constitutional
amendment and they will have to fish or
Since owners of transcontinental Hu
have practically secured control of the
western lines to the gulf, prospects for
direct trade between the MIhsIkhIi
t alley and South America are better
aud the meeting iu progress at N
Orleans may work out some good
the traiiKiuissIsfclppi states as well
the manufacturer of the east.
The location of the republican state
convention at Lincoln instead of a
Omaha is unquestionably new evidence
of old time prejudice throughout the
state against Omaha. It Ik notice also
that If Omaha M'ants to keep the 1'nited
States senatorship, which it has had
hince the admission of Nebraska to state.
hood. It will have to present a candidate
who Is acceptable to the republicans In
the state outside of Omaha.
THE RErVBLICAS STATK C0XVIST1OX
The state convention for which th
ill liss Just been ordered will 1 in
rniin.r respects, one of the most Im
portant conventions ever held by Ne
braska republicans. Id nddltlun to pre
senting a ticket of candidates for the
tiMial state offices, the convention will
nominate three rail way commissioners
and endorse a candidate for Vnlted
The proposition to secure mi expres
sion of preference of the rank and file
of the party by direct primary rote this
year has Nen rejected, forcing republi
cans who wish to hare a roice In the
nominations to assert themselves
through the existing machinery of the
party which bag heretofore been ma
nipulated for the most part In the in
terest of the railroads and allied corpora
tions by their retained political agents.
The rank and file of the republican
party of Nebraska must be made to
realize the danger that will beset the
party If they do not meet these responsi
The atmosphere is charged with public
sentiment attuned to President Roose
velt's program for a square deal and set
against the perpetuation of railroad
domination In government affairs. This
Is true not only with reference to the
officials In the stato house and the posi
tions on the proposed new railway com
mission, but most emphatically of the
United States senatorship, which has
within it the possibility of determining
the result of far reaching national
Notwithstanding the flattering ma-
ority given to Tresident Roosevelt and
again to the republican candidate last
year, the election of a republican ticket
and a republican legislature this year Is
by no means assured. In fact, the
significance of the majority for Roose-
relt suggests what may happen should
the nominees this year be at rariance
with his firm position for corporation
repression and control.
The state committee has wisely fixed
the date of the convention far enough
ahead to give ample time for thorough
discussion and agitation: Republicans
of every county in the state must be
fully awakened to the Issues. If the
rank and file of Nebraska republicans
are permitted to voice their sentiments
and make their will effective, there need
be no fear that the action of their con
vention will be ratified at the polls.
JOIST DEBATE IS IOWA.
The contest between Governor Cum
mins and nou. George D. Perkins for
the republican nomination for the Iowa
governorship has reached the Joint de
bate stage in spite of the governor's
refusal two weeks ago to accept hi
competitor's challenge for a series of
meetings, including every congressional
district In the state. Matters having so
shaped that appointments were an
nounced for the two leaders at the same
town and date,, and the meetings being
then merged, the people, for once at
least, will have the opportunity of hear
ing the case of each aspirant presented
when the other is present to correct any
misstatements, extravagances and er
This direct collision at Spirit Itke
on the 14th Inst, ought to help mate
rially to clear away the mist of vague
and Indefinite assertion which ha hung
over the pre-conventlon contest In Iowa
Governor Cummins, who Is now setT'
lng his fifth consecutive year, has the
reputation of an able orator and con
troversinllst and could have no better
chance to put forth effectively at this
stage of the contest before his party
the specific reforms in state legislation
and administration for which be asks
to have his term of office prolonged to
seven years; or, If he la unable to do
so and has Indefensibly fnlle In five
years of power with friendly legisla
tures and state boards of assessment to
do what he proposes to do In the fu
ture, Mr. Perkins will not lack oppor
tunity to bring out these facts to his
For a state so conservative aud even
tempered ns Iowa has been a contest
fairly opening with a clinch between
the chief rivals for party honors seems
distinctly novel and Interesting. The
result might possibly be so Interesting
as to raise a popular demand for the
extension of the same method nil over
A Sty ATE TICTIOS
Senatorial traditions and fictions tri
nmphed In the end In the lively ex
change between Senator Dolliver and a
bevy of senators indignant because be
had declared that he had "as good a
right to consult with the president of
the United States on the rate tjuestloa
ns certain senators had to consult with
presidents of railroad companies," Just
as they triumphed two weeks before la
a similar episode when Senator Raynor
asserted that "the rate struggle In the
senate is a contest butween the rail
toads ami the people." In both cases
senators wero promptly on the floor to
challenge any statement Impugning the
motives of honorable senators aud de
manding what particular ones were
meant. Both scenes wound up, after
mutual discharges of guarded sarcasm.
with ample formal disclaimers of im
putation of impropriety to any senator,
However stub avoidance of plain
speaking may please senators, the com
try is all the time iH-comius less dis
postrt to tolerate the cherished lictious
of that super-eminent Usly. ono o
which is that Its uiciiiImt r-ecesei'!l:
stund on a plane of ethics ami ostrlot
Ism t.s Mfly to be affected bv sordid
or commonplace interests. This tVtloii
may lie especially convenient for uniiiv
senators at this juuctuie when the re
verse of It Is notoriously and obvlouely
true iu the struggle for rate -ontrol, bu
for that very reason it is fspevLtUs
Irritating to . the public, who are too
seriously Interested In hard facts to be
amused or deceived by preposterous
The fact Is. as Senator Itolliver stated
that senators who are consulting and
representing the interests of railroad
presidents took occasion to throw con-
enipt upon the president of the I'nlted
States for consulting with senators in
lie interest of the people, and ns Sen
ator Rarnor stated, that the. strong
hope and hold of the railroad corpora
tions in their effort to defeat effective
public control Is the senate. This fact
s known everywhere In and out of the
senate and the only place it Is not and
cannot 1w spoken of, according to the
good old honest custom of calling a
spade a spade. Is the floor of the senate
HARD COAL. MISERS ASD OPERATORS.
The proposal of the representatives
of union workers in anthracite mines to
submit their differences with the oper
ators to the Board of Conciliation pro
vided for by the Roosevelt commission
must be taken as another indication
that the parties to the dispute may
each agreement, although perhaps ou
materially different conditions from
those implied in this proposal. It ex
pressly excludes from arbitration the
period during which the findings as to
wages shall be effective by limiting It
to" March 3, )0o8, which, as the oper
ators point out, is a presidential j-enr.
The union miners evidently foresee that
no board of arbitration of the character
to which this dispute would lie referred,
with Justice Gray or his appointee at
its head, would be likely to fix a period
ending at such a time, and the oper
ators may bo expected to insist that
the question of period as well as of
wages be referred if it cannot lo other
wise fixed to eud outside of a presiden
How far the objection of the oper
ators to that part of the miners' pro
posal which would carry the question
of the "closed" mine before arbitrators
will be Insisted upon can only be
guessed. But the Roosevelt commis
sion's finding against the miners, hold
ing that "the right to remain at work
where others have ceased to work or to
engage anew in work which others
have abandoned Is part of the personal
liberty of a citizen that can never be
surrendered, and every infringement
thereof merits and should receive the
stern denouncement of the lw," would
almost certainly lw followed by another
nrbltrating hoard now. Practically,
therefore, the miners would hardly gain
nor the operators lose by Including this
question In the arbitration list, except
so far as the implications of the mere
formal fact of arbitrating it at all are
There seems, Indeed, for the iriost
part to be more bluff than substance In
the assertions of both sides to this con
tention. In point of fact both parties
are immeasurably more Interested In
preventing than in permitting a pro
tracted labor war. The hard coal miners
never before were so prosperous, so well
paid or employed under conditions In
general so favorable to them. No secret
is made of the fact that many of their
original demands were made for con
troversial advantage and with no ex-
pectatHn that they could be secured
On the other hand, the operators are
confronted with the peril of enormous
permanent loss of market in case a long
strike should again call bituminous coal
to be substituted for anthracite, to say
nothing of Immediate and direct strike
The soft coal supply will now In due
time resume normal volume. In a large
sense both the miners and the operators
of the 4mrd coal region have a common
competitive interest which a break be
tween them at this time would sacrifice,
and this Is really the best guarantee, of
Omaha is always thankful for small
favors in the direction of improved pas
seuger train facilities, but What It lacki
most is trains going out after 11 o'clock
at night that would enable people within
a radius of 10 miles to spend the even
ings here and get home before morning.
In this respect Omaha Is not as well off
as It was two or three years ago. A
little pressure at the right place might
restore the traiu service that was aban
doned wheu new managements adopted
the policy of making the people wait for
The last of the litigation arising out of
the biennial election laws has filially
been disposed of. The biennial election
law was a chimera from the start and
The Bee pointed out while the bill wits
pending the constitutional bars to Its
success. If biennial elections are
wanted the way to get theiu will be by
amending the constitution. The (teople
do not take kindly to any scheme to pro
long the terms of public officers by leg
islation. The OmahA Commercial club has a
great opportunity before It in promoting
the location of new enterprises in this
city. Conditions were never more fa
vorable for such work than they are
right now, but results cannot be accom
plished without systematic effort, nor
can any substantial gains be made by
chasing air bubbles.
Chancellor von Buelow Is recovering
from his Illness and people may now
realize that the stroke was one of state-craft-as
well as of dVsesse. vince Ger
many has forgotten ull that the socialist
sMaker said In his attack on the gov
ernment. It is certainly rich and racy for G. M.
Hitchcock to help formulate a demo
cratic platfunn promising municipal
ownership of electric lighting when only
last year through his paper be helped
defeat the proportion to establish a un
nlclpal electric lighting plant. A little
back-tracking like that, however, is
nothing for the local democratic organ,
which has quite a record of such per
Representative Iodge suggests sev
eral desirable amendments for his direct
primary law, but bis proposal to return
to the rotation of names on the ballot
will hardly strike anyone as feasible ot
practicable. If any rotating is to be
done It will have to bo according to some
more simple plan than that which was
originally engrafted on the law and was
rejected by -the supreme court.
At any rate It will be generally ad
mitted that senators who confer with
the president are more likely to strike
a popular chord than those who confer
with railroad officials, even If they do
not receive aa much "expert advice."
A law explicitly providing that a rail
way's "constitutional rights" slmll not be
taken away may be a good thing, but Is It
nut a little superfluous?
Shortest oa Record,
Kansas republicans have adopted a plat
form of sis words. No plank can be taken
from that. The most It could possibly
yield would be a splinter.
Crop Pallare Fenced In.
Secretary Wilson says there will be no
more crop failures. StUI, there will be
drouths and chinch bugs and all kinds ot
crop-destroying evils In the Chicago grain
pit, as heretofore.
A Perilous Perch.
"Conservatives" Is whnt some of the news
dispatches call the rnllroad senators. Con
servative they certainly think they are,
but the name hardly nils the bill. Is It con
servatism to sit on a safety valve?
St. Louis Republic.
'You are the boat American In the room,"
said President Roosevelt as he was Intro
duced to the mother of fourteen children
In the presence of a group of senators.
The senate has not given birth to anything
In a long time.
Nation's Role aa Peacemaker. '
New York Tribune.
America has played the role of peace
maker at Algeclras as successfully, tf not
so dramatically, aa at Portsmouth. Tha
role Is a pleasing one, and happily Amer
ica, by Its freedom from "entangling alli
ances," is admirably situated for its per
formance. Method la Her Madness.
Investigators of postal frauds have dis
covered that an inmate of an insane asy
lum has been colnlna- a modest fortune hv
corresponding with various Individuals in
tne outside world "with a view to matri
mony." Nominally these others were not
Insane. They were simply foolish which
Is thus shown to be occasionally very much
. Fooling Himself.
Senator Elklns proclaims himself a friend
of the people and. insists that his efforts
for the amendment of the rate bill are for
the purpose of making it strong. Just the
same, we have not heard of the railroads
being very much displeased with him. On
a question as Important as this, if the
railroads are not displeased the people
should be. Elklns will not fool any one but
Material for National ladlgnatlon.
Since the year began concerns having a
capitalization of S 1,000,000 or more each
have been incorporated In the United
States to the extent of an aggregate nom
inal capital of about $900,0uo,0io. That Is
at the rate of $3,600,000,000 a year, and it
Is confined only to a part of the Industry
of the country. Wealth production is un
questionably proceeding on a great scale
and prospects are brilliant, but this manu
facture of Inflated corporate securities is
proceeding a little beyond even distant
prospects. It Is likely to bring about an
other attack of Indigestion.
The lid la on tight In Seattle. Shaking
dice and slot machines are on the outlaw
Milwaukee and Kansas City, Kan., each
plucked a majority rose last Tuesday. Roth
were well rooted. One retired Involuntarily,
the other resigned.
Oral Quotations current in New Jersey
show that slate senators have tumblud
from the $1,000 class to the $200 class. Bust
ness la slow at bargain figures.
"Resolved, that we leave well enough
alone," Is the pithy platform adopted by
the republicans of Trego county, Kansas.
The "bleeding commonwealth" shows
symptoms of content.
Second only to the shake-up last fall was
the experience of Philadelphia last Tues
day, when the. select and common councils
organised with reform leaders in control.
The old regime expired without a kick.
Cincinnati has not fully ecovered from
the shock produced by ex-treasurers restor.
lng to the county treasury $211,000 in real
money. The sum represents the "pick
ings" of the treasurers, while In office.
With Governor Jeff Davis on the high
road to the I'nlted States senate, it is likely
that Governor Vardaman will push for a
seat in "the rnost august assemblage In
the world." The senate hungers for
Mayor-elect Decker of Milwaukee is a
surprising young hustler. lie led a for
lorn hope for the republicans and beat old
campaigners hands down. Becker la the
son of a tobacco manufacturer and cam
put km cigars, corncob pipes and chewing
tobacco boosttd lilm Into office.
Senator William P. Fry of Maine, in a
long Interview In a Boston paper of Sunday,
says he does nut regret giving up his law
business, which would have made him rich,
whereas ha .is poor, for a public career
where he has lived In pleaauant surround
ings and found infinite aUla tlon In the
honors and confidence which his state has
The reforming mayor of Schenectady,
N. Y., is an artist with lids to burn. Having
regulated the saloon business to a finish,
he has turned Me attention to peanut
rutiaiter whistles, ragtime music, curbstone
lecturers, guarreling wives, mashers and
public dance. When the mayor finishes
I he Job he will 1m ready for a gildrd halo
and celestial wings.
In Novemlier. New York will elect a gov-
j ernor, a lieulensnt-governor, secretary of
state, comptroller, treasurer, attorney-general
and state engineer and surveyor, also
an entirely, new legislature, comncscd of
fifty-one renutors and l.'o assemblymen, be
sides thirty-seven representatives in con
gress aud a dosen justices of the supreme
court. The entire control of the State gov.
ernment will be at staJta,
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OTHER LANDS THA OIHS.
Regardless of Its complexion and limita
tions, the spproachlng meeting of Russia s
first parliament will mark a political epoch
In the history of the empire. The Douma,
as It Is named, convenes in the Taurlde
palace, St. Petersburg, May 10. The whole
centrBl portion of the palace will be used.
It' is a hall about as large as the
house of representatives In Washington,
and Is entirely decorated in white and
adorned with frescoes from Potemkln's
time, while behind the president's seat and
facing the representatives Is a large bow
window looking out on a garden.
The seats and desks of the representatives
have been arranged around the hall, tier
on tier, as In a theater. The tribune from
which the members wift address the House
is In the center, and on each side of It are
two seats for the secretaries of the Douma.
The president's chair Is behind the tribune,
as are also the places for the ministers aud
their assistants and the press. There are
664 seats for representatives, and under each
Is a ventilator.
The desks have sliding tops, which will
thus do away with the banging of lids, to
which turbulent parllamentarists might re
sort. No place has been made for Ink wells,
which are not to be permitted, and the rep
resentatives will have to make pencil notes.
The co-operative wholesale and retRll
etore system In England continues to grow
and flourish, according to a Manchester let
ter to the New York Journal of Commerce.
More than 2.000,000 people, most of them
heads of families, are members of these as
sociations, which number some 2.500. anj
the continued eatenslon of the movement
demonstrates Its success. Present yearly
sales aggregate some $500,000,000. During
the last year covered by the report the
Manchester Wholesale Co-operative society
made a net profit of 28 per cent on Its share
capital of $5,216,658; while another large co
operative wholesale concern, the Scottish
society, made a net profit of 77 per cent.
These wholesale concerns are principal
sources of supply for the local co-operative
societies, which so far as a rule command
the confidence of worklngmen as to be In
trusted with their savings to a large extent,
It seems pretty clear that although peace
has been preserved outwardly in Shanghai,
since bluiSickets from the foreign men-of-war
put an end to the recent rioting, the
Chinese are still smarting under a sense of
Injustice which may result in more serious
trouble later on. A long memorial from the
Board of Punishments with reference to
the mixed court dispute approves tho Im
perial rescript of January 14 supporting
the views of the Nanking Viceroy. It to
tally Ignores the fact , that the administra
tion, of the settlement at Shanghai has
been veated in the foreign community tor
fifty j'Bars: asserts the right of Chinese
officials to the Independent conduct of mat
ters relating to the trial and Imprisonment
of native offenders: and with this object
In view orders the Immediate construction
of a native prison In place of the municipal
Jail. Although the latter is always open
to Inspection, and an Influential Chinese
committee recently admitted that there was
no fault to find with it, the memorial de
sccibes tha foreigners' treatment of pris
oners as pitlessly severe. Moreover, the
Chinese Patriotic society publicly com
mends the native magistrates whose action
led to the riots as deserving the warmest
gratitude of their countrymen. At first
sight there is something comic In the no
tion of Chinamen complaining of the cruel
treatment of criminals by Europeans, but
it has been explained that the separate cell
system is to the Oriental mind a terrible
Naples is In danger of losing her pre
eminence aS the most thickly populated city
In Italy. The returns. Just published for
December 31, lWfi, place the number of In
habitants at &N6.fe9, while the population
of Milan stands at 644,372. The figures are
significant. Only a few years ago Naples
was more than lOOOuO ahead of the Iajiu
bard capital, and now the difference Is re
duced to gt.ono. At this rate, the next cen
sus is likely to put Milan tn the first place.
The cause of the decline In Naples is not
altogether clear. Authorities say that the
absence of hygienic precautions sends up
the death rate; yet doctors who have prac
tised in Naples are loud In praise of Its
health-giving climate. One influential fac
tor In tha casa Is said to le (he Increased
cost of living In Naples and the con
sequent lowering In the standard of nour
ishment attainable by the poor. Two
pounds of meat may be bought in Milan
for i& cents; In Naples they will cost nearly
twice as much; while at the same time the
average wage In Naples is only three-lift hit
of that prevailing In Milan.
Side by side with the revolutionary activ
ity In Russia there Is a steady movement
for the organisation and spread of higher
education among the working c'.axses. Not
long ago at a meeting- of the Society of
Civil Engineers in fit. Petersburg the ques
tion of organising a pan-Russian society for
the founding of popular universities was re
vived. This proixjsition has found support
not only from private persons, various soci
eties and profeksional organizations, but also
from the St. Petersburg Town Council. Tlia
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strength, purity and wholcsomeness.
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minister of public Instruction promised help,
but no money, A temporary bureau was
opened and lectures were to begin not later
than the first day In Lnt. Under the pres
idency of Prof. E. P. Tarhitnoff the pro
grams of the five faculties social economy,
mathematics, natural sciences, human sci
ences and technical wet arranged, and
lecture hours have been fixed for the bene
fit of the working men on week days In the
evenings and on Sundays and holidays dur
ing the morning and afternoon. The ques
tion of fees was a dlfflcilt one to decide.
The final agreement wns that for every
two-hour lecture a fee of u copecks, rather
more than 2 cents, should be charged. At
the present moment there are only thirteen
lecture halls In the city, but this Is a diffi
culty that may be overcome in more ways
Although travelers entering Paris at any
of the great railway stations may lcjng con
tinue In happy Ignorance of the word
"octroi," tourists In conch or motor car are
not so fortunate. They have to take their
place amid long rows of carts, carriages
and motor cars In front of the miniature
custom houses at the Porte Maillot or the
Porte de Vlncennes or at any of the numer
ous Inlets to the city and there pay their
toll if they happen to have with them
dutiable commodities. It is a municipal
tax that is levied, a survival of feudalism,
suffered to exist simply because the Pa
risians themselves are not bothered with It.
These Parisians, with characteristic hatred
for direct taxation and a weakness for In
direct, pay 40 francs a head every year
toward tha octroi.
This octroi brings Into the municipal cof
fers $30 noo.ono per annum. If It is to be
abolished, as has often been suggested, how
Is the deficit to be made up? Here Is the
scheme of M. Chautard. He proposes to
save $6,000,000 by putting off the payment of
the city debt and to farm out to the state
the dues on alcoholic liquors, which would
make up the balance of $14,000,000. Another
scheme is to have the octroi applied only to
people and goods entering Parts by rail,
the railway companies to bear the cost of
PROBLEMS 151 COAL. COST.
System of Arithmetic by Which Ike
Ctrusamer la "Soaked."
New York Times.
After laborious study of tha figures pre
sented by the coal operators to show what
would happen to the consumer of anthra
cite if the demand of the miners for higher
wages were granted, one at least seizes
upon two comparatively simple statements:
Tho labor cost of each ton of anthracite
would be Increased 61.8 cents, and It would
be neoessary to advance the retail pries
$1.20. We have called these statements
simple, but that Is not to say that they
are comprehensible not easily comprehen
sible, that is, by any mind not that of an
"operator." The mere Ignorant man with
a furnace and a wife and a few children
to keep warm therewith feels a shamefaced
Inclination to wonder why an Increase of
cost amounting to Sl.$ cent at one end of
the coal business should necessitate an ad
vance so much greater at the other, which
happens to be his eud. Remembering that
the famine prices fixed during the last
strike have been pretty firmly maintained
ever since, he almost wonders why, In case
of another Btrike settlement, he should
have to pay what seems to him more than
twice Its expense to the owners Of ' the
mines. These, however, are problems in
Browning, Ming x Co
OUCIIIATOBS AND SOLE MaKEIS tit RALf SIZES IN CLOTHING.
Got a Boy?
More than one? Makes no difference, tho,'
how many, we want to do business with you.
The more boys the more business. This is the
time of the year.
when a boy wants some new clothes. Have you
ever tried our kind! If not you have missed
the best to be had. Bring hiin here for asuit, a
hat, rait, underwear, shirts, waists, liosierv or
dresed at Kast- any article i tertaining to Haster wear for the
T. " said Mau . .....
tfrumn I. , inVfl Hill fill (Iron.
j half the r me "
j Douglas Sts.
Broadway at l&ad Strl KCW
high finance, and they cannot be expected
to work out according to the ordinary rules
Of nrllhmetlo. The d (Terence Is all beau
tifully explained in the proclemation of the
operators, and It would be too much to ask
them to supply both the e xplanation and
the Intelligence to comprehend It. .That
"the consumer always pays" is n law of
i nature, and nobody thinks of findln;; fault
with It; In time, presumably, the consumer
will get used to paying twice, and he o.'glit
to be happy over the general admission in
I the upper circles that It Is not well to e". -I
act "more than the traffic wilt bear." To
i be sure, more ofien is exacted, for awhile.
but such unpleasant thlns usually happen
when that Is done that It is considered hnl
form and unwise policy, evert by- "oper
ators." LIGHT All) I.1VKLV.
"Does your rheumatism bother you
"1 should say It did. Every Idiot I meet
asks questions about it. Philadelphia
"I want to know," said the irate matron,
"how much money my husband drew out
of this bank last week!"
"I can't give you that information,
ma'am," answered the man In the cage.
"You're the paying teller, aren't you?"
"Yes, but I'm not tha telling payer."
"You were at the opening performance of
Ranter's new play, 1 hear. Did It go off
"Well, I noticed one bad break." . .
"Yes. it broke right between his eyea
and the yolk splashed all over bis face."
"The village isn't what it nsed to be
many of the old landmarks ire gone.'.' ,
"Well, the town pump Is one."
"That ain't no landmark. That's a water
mark." Cleveland Leader.
"What we want." said the practical poli
tician, "Is a safe man."
"And what is your Idea of a safe man?'
"One who won't give up anything except
in response to our combination." Washing
HCBA1YAT OF TUB IOWA DRCMMKH.
A song of leathern grip and sample case,
The amlle-that-won't, eta, on the face.
The luxuries of travel and hotel,
Tha bunko crowd that seeks tus every place.
A railroad train that's 'most a fortnight
Five hours of crawling through the Hawk-
, With brakeme'n bawling Blpppp!" so you
I will know - .
He means "Otturawa" oh, .this life is
I great) - '
' A hotel bus that never boasted springs.
Though It haa known three-score of falls
A blank-faced porter with a fooliah star
Such diszy Joys our daily routina brings.
And eke a clerk that doesn't seem to know
That when a man haa been two daya or so
Vpon a freight train in a close caboose '
lie needs some sleep to keep him on the go.
! This clerk (black curss of Shleliegh on his
A half an hour after you Inscribe
, Your name upon the greasy page Inquires:
' "Je-wsnt-a-roomT" You hats him for bis
I Ha takes you to a stall that's two-by-four.
Containing one cheap chair and maybe
I A stand that like a weeping-willow sways
i On crasy legs you wonder that we roar?
A slop Jar, cracked and lidless, stands be
side . ,
Th .uihitinil with ona tinv towel BUD-
I plied . . .
. And one small cake of soap that la as bars
I As granite this the oell where I reside.
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