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WHK.t OCT Or TOWN,
labasrlbera leaving; lb city teas
yorarlly- sboald fcava Tb Be
mailed to then. Address wilt -ehaaged
aa often as requested.
Registrars Hit from 8 o'clock In tbe
. morning till 9 o'clock at night.
Unregistered voters Lave only one
chance to qualify for next Tuesday's
.flection. He sure to register today.
Klfteen-thousand-dollar bill boards
come a little too high for Omaha tax
'payers to relish many of them at that
- It- should be distinctly understood
that It la not safe to monkey with tbe
wheels of justice In Judge Sutton's
; The grain dealers also called tbe anti-
trust suit brought against them "rot,"
but they dissolved tbclr association juet
No attempted jail breaks from the
Douglas county Jail have been reported
. thin week, but tl.z Is evidently not the
fault of the Jailers.
After his rush to tho defense of the
state guard, It will nc he surprising to
' learn that Governor Tardee is also a
candidate for re-election. . N
The expected has happened and lu
.su ranee rates have been generally ad
vanced,' thus causing additional sorrovfr
over the California disaster.
There appears to be still room for
doubt whetfier the Russian Douuia will
be opened by the cr.ar v.-lth ceremony
or by the revolutionists with bombs, i
The summing up of the Crapscy her
esy trial would Indicate a churchman
may still freely believe what he pleases
so long as he doeti not give his belief
Don't forget the paving bonds when
you come to vote. Fifty thousand dol
lars in tho Intersection fund will per
mit the city to let rontracts for f-J,riO,ono
worth Of paving this year.
That clash between Greeks and Turks
is hardly of enough importance to di
vert the attention of . tho "wax" cor
respondents from the work of preparing
magazine articles on tbe recent earth
quakes. sOae of the peculiarities of tbe Cali
fornia situation is the report from Oak
land that the sending of supplies to San
Francisco has forced prices for farm
produce down lower than norninl iu the
Tbe report that Prophet Dowle Is seri
ously ill may stay the hand of rapacious
creditors, as the experience of several
years proves that the probate court gen
erally pays larger dividends than tbe
referee in bankruptcy.
Tbe fact that policemen are afraid to
euter that part of San Francisco pa
trolled by militiamen may not speak
well for tbe judgment of the citizen
soldiery, but it 1 an excellent commen
tary upon -its marksmanship.
The municipal campaign lu Omaha is
turning iuto tbe home stretch. Ixok
out for the usual eleventh hour faked
and roorbacks. The eve of an election
Is always irresistibly tempting to tbe
iiuagtuatlons of tbe yellow Journal.
The political campaign should not be
allowed to crowd out the campaign to
beautify Omaha. TbU U tbe season
when a little attention to lawn and gar
den will count for a great deal toward
Improving the appearauce of the city
durlug the summer uuu.
After refusing time and again to fli
a date for voting on the rate Mil, Peu
ator Aldrlch, as the loader of the open
opposition, formally rejects a proposi
tion to close the debate on May 11 with
undiminished power and apparent pur
pose still to object to any later date
that may hereafter be suggested. The
advocates of railroad legislation have
from the first urged action. Its oppo
nents must bear the exclusive respon
sibility for the protracted delay so far
and the further Indefinite delay which
they have Just made sure of.
There can be absolutely no excuse for
such obstruction. This Identical subject
was before the last congress and there
was then opportunity for thorough con
sideration as there was public demand
that It be given when the Kgvh-Town-
send bill was passed by the house and
sent to the senate. The opposition de
layed and defeated action on pretense
of further Investigation, and the senate
Interstate commerce committee held
hearings through the long recess. That
the motive was purely dilatory became
doubly clear after the convening of con.
gress on the first Monday In December,
when the senate committee, instead of
formulating, or endeavoring to formu
late a measure of Its own, simply
waited for tbe house to act on February
8, notwithstanding tbe committee bad
before It all the time Identically the
same bill InVoduced in the senate by
Senator-Dolllver December 19. Even then
the Aldrlch-Elklns-Foraker-Kean com
bination held up tire house bill In com
mittee and permitted It to go In Its orig
inal form to debate on the floor only
after they had contrived circumstances
which they believed would gravely
prejudice it there. Thus perversely' re
fusing as long as they could to let de
bate begin, they now refuse with equal
perversity to let It end.
After a year and a half of continu
ous critical consideration, after six full
months of the present session, the sen
atorial obstructionists have now decreed
another ralf month of delay, with every
sign of determination to procrastinate
Indefinitely beyond the middle of May.
The executive branch of the govern
ment has done everything in its power
to promote action. The house acted
months ago. The deliberate demand of
the people for relief Is definite and In
sistent. That the will even of tbe sen
ate Itself is to pass a substantial meas
ure of relief Is demonstrated by the
very course of corporation obstruction
ist in the senate. If they were not assured-
that the Dolllver-IIepburn bill
would pass and ' that amendments
drawn for the purpose of emasculating
It would fall on a vote, they would be
pressing for a vote instead of obsti
nately preventing it
Nothing could happen more disas
trous to the corporation Interests repre
sented by this opposition, even If they
could temporarily thus thwart the will
of the people either by refusing to per
mit a vote at this session or b;r arbi
trarily holding up the subject until
through some cunning trap or mishap
to the advocates of rate control the
measure could be mutilated and ren
dered abortive. But as the case stands
they seem bent on exposing themselves
to the wrath of an aroused public by
venturing to the utmost verge of de
RAILROAD, yOT TARIFF LEO IS LA TlOX
There is no occasion for devoting the
remaining time of this session of con
gress either to eloquence or parlia
mentary Jockeying ou one side or the
other of the tariff question, although a
dlsioeition to do so has lately been man
ifested. The subject Is legislatively im
practical at this time. If the. country
had demanded tariff revision - as tbe
paramount business in hand it would
have been necessary for congress at the
very opening of the session to devote
Its time and energies to the subject, and
in all probability public sentiment
would have required an extraordluary
session last fall. Such sentiment was
entirely and conspicuously absent.
President Roosevelt and the lenders
of the republican party, which is
charged with the responsibility of gov
ernment, read aright the demand of the
country to attend to a different subject
from tariff revision, namely, control of
railroad corporations, and they made no
mistake when they refused to be diverted
therefrom either by hostile partisan
tactics or by impatient and misdirected
urging from within their own party.
The country waa and is prospering un
der a republican protective tariff as if
never prospered under any democratic
tariff. The matter of tariff revision on
protective lines hHd not been decisively
or thoroughly considered within the
party nor had a broad porty agreement,
indispensable to wise aud safe action,
been reached as to time and manner of
revision. And unless the dominant
question of national supremacy over and
stricter control of transportation cor
oratlons, which public opinion Imperi
ously demanded should be dealt with,
was to be abandoned and to fall. It was
obviously impossible for the republican
party to discuss and agree aud dlsiose
of the immense work of a general re
vision of the tariff at this session. The
only result of attempting to deal at the
same time with railroad regulation and
tariff revision, as tbe preiddcntaud far
seeing party leaders evidently realize,
would have loeii for the party to fall In
both legislative t-fforta cud thus to pave
the way for throwing the uext congress,
and possibly the next national admin
istration, .Into the bands of tbe demo
Tbe preseut session U now far spent
only a few weeks remaining till the or
dinary time for adjournment, and it
ought not to be forgotten that a meas
ure for satisfying tbe country's demand
on the greut question of railroad rate
control, although earnestly urgti by tbe
president and voted by the house, has
not yet been enacted Into law. While
even debate In the senate is still drag
ging Its slow length along, it would un
der all tbe conditions be the extreme of
folly to divert public attention from tbe
main business in band by an exciting
partlsau or an acrimonious factional
controversy on tariff revision from
which no legislative result could by any
So long as tbe railroad rate issue is
unfinished business the republican party
should concentrate every energy to
bring It to a conclusion, and If that
work be well done before this session
closes the party can appeal with confi
dence to the people to be trusted with
Ouly one day is provided for the re
vision of the registration lists for tbe
city election. The reglntrars will sit
today in the respective polling places
In each voting district from 8 o'clock in
the morning uutll 0 o'clock at night
All unregistered voters who wish to
participate In Tuesday's election must
appear personally before the registrars
and aee that their names are properly
enrolled. This Includes:
1. Those who neglected for any reason
to be registered for tbe election last fall.
2. Those who have perfected their
residence in Omaha since tbe election
3. Those who have become natural
ized since last fall's election.
4. Those who have attained their ma
jority so as to be first voters this spring.
5. All who were registered last year
on the primary election day, which reg
istration was later declared to be void
by the supreme court, and who failed
to re-reglster on subsequent registration
6. All who were specially registered
by affidavit before the city clerk for the
recent municipal primaries.
In addition to those who must be reg
istered anew as here enumerated, all
voters who have changed their residence
from one voting district to another
since they registered last fall must ap
pear before the registrars of the dis
trict In which they are enrolled and pro
cure transfer certificates to the district
In which they now live.
Failure to see to It that your name'ls
properly enrolled on the registration
books from the place where you now
reside Is the same as self-disfranchlse-
ment, because there is practically no
way for anyone who Is In the city and
able to register today to swear in
his tote on Tuesday.
MAKIXG THE STATE PLATFORM.
A number of the. state papers are
commenting on the action -f the repub
lican state committee, ordering the ex
ecutlve committee to appoint thirty
days in advance of the state couventton
a resolutions committee consisting of
one member from the state at large and
one from each congressional district to
formulate the "platform on which the
state '.Icket is to be nominated.
That this is a decided innovation goes
without saying. Tbe usual practice has
been to leave the appointment or tnis
coinmfttoe to the chairman of the con
vention after that body has been perma
nently' organized. As a consequence
members of the committee are unpre
pared for the work. The platform Is
put together in a rush from fragments
contributed from here, there and every
where and the report of the committee,
delayed until after the nominations
have been made, is ratified without dis
cussion or even comprehension.
The old system was unquestionably
bad, but It remains to be seen whether
the proposed Innovation will meet ex
pectations. No matter what the recom
mendations of the executive committee
may be. It still rests with the conven
tion to accept them or to reject them.
The committee also will run the risk in
making Its selections thirty days in ad
vance of naming men who may not be
members of the convention and thus
really ineligible to serve.
In Iowa the republicans got around
this difficult point by having -their com
mittee members chosen in district cau
cuses held before the state assembling
of tbe convention and dividing the
convention into two sessions, to give
the committee time for its deliberations
during its recess. In Iowa, ' however,
the platform ia usually written by one
of the recognized party leaders dele
gated to tbe task and submitted for
careful revision. to the most trusted
party counsellors before being presented
to the convention.
The plan proposed to .Nebraska repub
licans for their next state platform may
work out all right It surely cannot be
worse than previous practices, but
should it not prove satisfactory, the
Iowa plan, may offer tbe solution.
GEXERAh FREDERICK FUSSTOX.
However many have leen disposed
heretofore to criticise General Frederick
Funston and to 'attribute to mere luck
bis s extraordinary promotion' in the
army, the success with, which .lie has
Just met a great emergency, ia beyond
ull cavil or controversy. From tbe first
moment of the Sau Francisco disaster
the evidence accumulated that the gen
eral In command there was equal to tbe
arduous tests of a crisis colling for a
man of rare troinpt!tude, decision and
judgment. It ia no mere accident under
the stress of such difficult and terrify
log conditions to be able to impress not
only the multitude immediately shout
such a leader, but also the whole coun
try, that be was the man of the hour. It
must be gratifying to General Kunston
that several of the great eastern news
papers which have been conspicuous
critics and assailants. . of his military
career and capacity are foremost In
commendatiou of bis services at Ban
Francisco and In acknowledging the
ability which they prove.
General Fnnstn was a few years
ago at once the Iwiicflclary and tbe vic
tim of a remarkable demonstration of
popular hero worship, which while it
gave him sudden military promotion
later left the public In doubt whether It
had been altogether deserved, and ex
cited against him Jealousy in military
Circles. It Is to be sold to his credit
that he nevertheless went forward mod
estly and faithfully in the discharge of
his duty until the emergency arose
therein which establishes his conclusive
Another month is practically gone by
without further tidings of tbe oft prom
ised appraisement of the water plant.
Which Is the prime pre-requlslte to all
proceedings- for the acquisition of the
water works by the city. Considering
that tbe "immediate" compulsory pur
chase of the water works was begun
more than three years ago and that we
have all that time been paying out sala
ries and incidentals for a water board
with no water plant to manage. Justifies
a periodic lriqulry(as to how long the
milking process Is to go on while the
taxpayers foot the bills.
Telegraph poles are at last beginning
to come down in the business district.
The good work should be kept up until
all the unsightly poles are removed and
Omaha's streets cleared of these ob
structions. The next move then should
be to get after the underwriters to give
Omaha the benefit of a totter rating for
fire insurance risks.
The republican candidate for the city
council from the Fifth ward, L. E. Lu
cas, is perhaps best known as one of
Ak-Sar-Ben's indefatigable workers. He
is also a business man of substantial
character and standing. That insures
him making a useful and reliable mem
ber of the city's official governing body.
Secretary Shaw's plan for checking
lmmtgatlon by adopting a" free trade
policy and closlug American factories Is
one .which even the most rabid cham
pion of "America for Americans" would
hesitate to adopt,' but it is no more ab
surd than some other nostrums pro
With the steel ' mills running night
and day orl structural material for the
Golden Gate City It would seem that it
would tr.ke more than fire anr earth
quake to quell the spirit of the descend
ants of the Argonauts of '49.
Secretary Bonaparte attests the ne
cessity of increasing salaries of higher
government officials. While the neces
sity may exist it is noticeable that tle
demand always comes from someone
, Vain of Knowledge.
The Supreme court has decided that a
contract that Is made contingent on the
action of congress in any caso cannot be
enforced. In other words, the supreme
court serves notice that it knows no con
gress. Business Blla-hts Sentiment.
Some of the fire insurance companies are
direct and distinct In their declaration that
they will pay only when thrro Is no getting
out of It. Some lifo Insurance- directors
will surely applaud this determination not
to allow sentiment to Interfere with busl
nsss. . Sot Enonsrh for a Swim.
New Yorlc Post
The consumption of champagne In Amer
lea has Increased a third In the last five
years, and yet we get only one bottle a
year for each eighteen .persons in the
country. Thus statistics hardly bear out
those perfervld socialistic writers who pic
ture us as lappe. in luxury.
''e for Both Sides.
New York Tribune.
The house of representatives has passed
b'.ll to permit the government to appeal
frcon a ruling like that recently made In
Chicago by Judge Humphrey. The defond
ants would have' bad a right of appeal If
tha decision had gone against them, and
what is fa'r for the goose ought to be fair
for the gana.r.
Japan's Idea tn n Shake Down.'
....... v .. Pittsburg Dispatch.
Japan discovered some generations ago
that if it was to remain on the same globe
with the earthquakes It must build houses
that would not do much hurt when t!:ey
were shaken down. Consequently It built
them in a way that makes first-class tinder
for conflagrations. Ban Francisco should
rise to tha height of devising an archl
tecture that will neither burn down nor
TWO ROOSEVELT HITS.
Keen In Hla Estimate of National
Xeeda and Obligations.
When the president replltd to foreign
offers of assistance for Ban Francisco, ho
hit the bull's eye of popular sentiment
tie waa duly appreciative of the kindness
of less prosperous and wealthy countries,
but their aid was gratetuly (reclined, slm
ply on the ground that it was not needed.
America was rich enough to care for Its
own victims of disaster. ;
It was a manly and reasonable prupo-
sltlon to make, for the Old World has
its own heavy burdens to curry. They 1
are more aerloua than the needs of the
United Siatea, even with the San Fran
cisco lire thrown Into the scale.
Now the president has scored again by
ordering al federal officers and all others
handling national funds, ratlona or sup
piles, to aee that the Chinese and Japanese
victims of the Ban Francisco calamity get
their share of the relief afforded. It Is
Justice, humanity and International com
mon sense. Right and policy alike de
manded the action taken by the alert and
square-dealing executive head of the na
tion. This country can do many things with im
punity, but it cannot afford to discrimin
ate against the Orientals who were burntd
out of their habitations In San Francisco.
Jiwtice and humanity forbid. The stale of
American Interests in China and American
relations with China and Japan would
make cruelty to Chinese and J.ijn suf
ferers from the tire monumental folly
as well as shanuful unfairness and narrow
ness. Theodore Roosevelt perceives the Inter
national posltioti of the American republic
clearly and without prejudice. He ia both
broad-minded and keen in his estimate of
national needs and ctligt'.ior.
OTHKR t.AD THt OlB.
It Is apparent! from the military and
police preparations for preserving order
during the proposed May Day demon
strations that the alarmist dispatches from
France bad substantial basis. In many
localities the proposed demonstrations have
been prohibited, and the manliest determ
ination of the authorities to suppress dis
order, has had a calming effect on radical
agitators. Several causes lie at the
bottom. of the present unrest, the principal
one being tho trlkers in th colliery region,
accelerated by the recent mine disaster In
which nearly l.OiiO miners lost their lives.
Tha shocking lack of energy of mine
owners In the work of rescue, Irndequnte
safeguards for protection of miners and
low wages, culminated in strikes, which
spread rapidly among all classes of work
men having long standing grievances. The
cause of the miners l championed by the
French Confederation of Iabor, the national
organisation, . similar to tha American
Federation of Labor in this country. The
socialist, ever eager -for trouble, fanned
the flames of discontent by sending
agitators among the discontented, not with
any desire to remedy the alleged wrongs
of the strikers, but t embarrass the gov
ernment for political advantage. The dis
play of. force, though somewhat delayed,
appears from reports to have checked the
revolutionary spirit, and It Is likely the
first of May will pass off without serious
At a recent surgical congress in Berlin
Dr. Zoge, a Russian army surgeon, gave an
account of his experience in the Man
churlan campaign. He said that It was
growing more and more difficult for army
doctors to pursue their calling within the
fighting gone. The best services rendered
in. the Manchurlan campaign were those by
the field hospitals erected In the rear of
the fighting lines and along the line of com
munication. Wounds caused by shells he
found almost Invariably fatal. Wounds
caused by shrapnel were generally danger
ous owing to scraps of clothes being driven
Into the wounds, but injuries caused by
rifle bullets, especially the small calibre
pattern used In the Japanese rifles, often
healed. After . battles In the Manchurlan
campaign, he said one doctor was fre
quently obliged to attend 120 wounded. Dr.
Bchafer, a German surgeon, described his
own experiences In Manchuria. The per
centage of fatal wounds, he declared, had
not Increased as compared with former
great wars, such as the Franco-Oerman
war. The percentage of those who, died
from the effect of wounds was remarkably
small, while the proportion- of wounded
soldiers who quickly recovered was re
markably large. Three" months after the
battle of Mukden half the soldiers wounded
there were again at the front performing
full duty. In some regiments no less than
70 per cent of those wounded at Mjikden re
covered and resumed active service wlfhln
Replying to a question In the Swedish
Riksdag concerning the suffering of the
Lapland population In the north the mln
lster of the Interior explained that the
starvation of the reindeer herds, which
was causing famine among the Lapps, was
due more to Immediate climatio conditions
In the districts where the reindeer were
pastured than to the effects of the con'
Ventlon limiting the pasture rights of these
nomads. A hard frost following a partial
thaw has covered the snow with a thick
Ice crust, through which the reindeer were
unable to reach the mosses they feed on
To save the reindeer herds from starvation
they had been driven across the frontier
Into Finland and Norway long before the
period fixed by treaty for these migrations
and had been consequently ordered back
under penalty of Immediate eonfiscMlon,
Legally this proceeding on the part of the
local authorities was perfectly Justified,
but the Swedish press has pointed out that
the very existence of the nomadic Lapland
ers Is threatened unless some better regu
Iatlon of their pastoral conditions can be
deyised. As the minister said In conclud
Ing his statement In Parliament, the Lapps
are absolutely dependent on the generosity
of the three nations within whose frontiers
their pasture lands lie. If they, do not
obtain the concessions absolutely essential
to their subsistence, they must Inevitably
The fate of the French old age pension
bill, passed by the Chambers a month ago
now lies with the Senate, which has ap
pointed a committee of eighteen to ex
amine and report upon it. Public criticism
against the bill, chiefly on financial grounds,
has been Increasing steadily. M Jules
Roche, the chief financial critic of the gov
ernment, never loses an opportunity of
calling It impracticable. He says that It
Is even more unreal than a railway to the
moon, pointing out that the commission
which framed ltcould not estimate the
number of workmen who would receive
pensions with - the least exactitude. All
they could say waa there would be no less
than 863,000, and no more than 3.816.00O. This
uncertainty, leaves a margin of (375,000,000.
The total annual expenditure, he adds,
would be 6,000,000. The latest report is
that the senatorial committee Is almost
wholly opposed to the bill. It is said that
only four of the eighteen are In any way
favorable to It. No one therefore will bo
surprised If the hill should bo thrown ou
by the senate. The Chamber waa pledgod
to vote an old age pension measure, and
did so, but, ss the 111 would almost cer
talnly add largely to the taxes. It Is un
likely to support It very ardiMitly In the
fear of senatorial opposition.
The confession of Taxll, the French Free
Thinker, who first exposed Catholics and
then Masom', makes interesting reading
"The public made me what I am: the
arch liar of the period"," jonfessed Taxll
"for when I first comment- to write
against Masons my object was syiusenie
pure and simple. The crimes I laid" t tnelr
door were no S'Otesque, so Imposslnj so
wl'iely xasgerate(l, I thought everybvdy
could see the Joke and give me credit for
originating a new line of humor. Hut m.
readers wouldn't have It so; they accepted
my fabled us gopel truth, and the more
I lied, the more convinced became they
that I wns a paragon of veracity.
"Then It dawned upon me 'that there was
lots of money In being a Munchausen of
the riglit kind, and for twelve years 1 Rave
It to them hot and strong, but never too
hot. When Instiling such slush as tha
story of the devil snake who wrote
propheitos on Dlan's back with the end
of his'' lull. I sometimes said to myself:
'Hold on, you are going ioo far.' but I
didn't. My readers even touk kindly to
tbe yartj of the dfcvll who, In ordur to marry
a Mason, transformed himself Into a croc
odile, and, drspite the masquerade, played
the piano wonderfully well.
"One day, when lecturing at Lille, I told
my audience that I hHd Just had au ap
parition of Nautilus. thf most daring af
front on human credulity I had so far
rifked. But my i.varers never turned a
tiuir. 'Hear ye, the doctor has wren
Nautilus,' they Bald, with admiring glances.
Of course, no one, had a clnai Idea of who
Nautilus wus--I didn't myself but hey as
sumed that he was a devil.
"Ah, the Jolly evenings I spent with lov
fellow authors hatching out new plots,
new, unheard-of perversions of trjth and
logic, each trying to outdo the other In
organised mystification. I thought I would
kill myself laughing at some of the things
proposed, but everything went; there is no
limit to human stupidity."
Ban Franclsro Is getting a chance to put
to the fullest test tha theory that tent Ufa
Japan's new ambassador to the United
States arrived In Washington carrying tha
black family cat In Ms arms.
Rojestvensky asks to be tried, although
there la little chance that he can secure
ny changa In tha popular Verdict.
Prof. Oustave Elsen of San Francisco,
member of the California Academy of
Science, bas arrived In Naples to study the
An enterprising man who had planned
bank swindle of tl0.0n0.0no had seleoted
J. P. Morgan ns ona of the victims. Hu
man beings seem never to learn not to
essay the impossible.
8. Tamura, a Japanese writer of dis
tinction, will soon enter DePauw uni
versity, at Qreencastle, lnd. He haa pub
lished seven books, and expects to sup
port himself In college by writing short
London did not hear of the Lisbon earth
quake for more than a month after It oc
curred. News of that In San Francisco
reached Omaha a little more than two
hours after, and that was simply on
account of the difference In time.
We are gl.-wl that "The .man with the
Hoe" was saved. The man with the hoe
and tbe man with the pick and shovel and
all the other Implements of conversion and
construction will have all they can do
for the next two or three years.
A London writer suggests that. Inasmuch
as Lord Grey has given bock to this coun
try the picture of Franklin "looted from the
house of that great man" In revolutionary
days, Britain would be grateful If "soma
scraps of -silk" captured by Americans
about that time should be returned. The
writer adds that some years- ago when he
was visiting West Toint he saw 'a stand
of captured colors. The officer who was
showing him over the military academy
tactfully remaiked that tbe colors had
cernie into the possession of Americans
"when England had some heavy engage
ments on the continent of Europe."
COAL TRIST IWUSIIUATIOK.
Revelations Promised Rivaling: Those
of Life Insurance Companies.
If anything were needed to demonstrate
the truth of the oft-repcated assertion
that the great eastern trunk lines hold the
coal output and traffic, both bituminous
and anthracite. In an unyielding grip of
iron, the revelations before the Interstate
Commerce commission In the Investigation
of the coal trust has furnished all that la
It has been demonstrated by the mouths
of interested witnesses that the Baltimore
& Ohio railroad controls the output, and
consequently the transportation, of avery
coal mine along Its line; that It has smoth
ered competition in t ie interests of the
favored ones, and that some of Its highest
officers have not hesitated to descend to
coercive measures that savor more of Rus
sia and Turkey than that of the United
Reading from the minutes of the Fair
mont Coal company, which is a creature
of the Baltimore A Ohio railroad. Attor
ney Glasgow showed that one of the
highest officials of that railroad acted as
one of a committee from the Fairmont com
pany to examine the property and conduct
negotiations for the coercive absorption of
the controlling interests of the Pittsburg
tc Fairmont Fuel company, a rival, which
was driven out of business.
It will be shown under oath that Inde
pendent operators who approached leading
Baltimore St Ohio officials with a request
for sidings and cars that they might facili
tate the development of their property were
bluntly Informed that they would not be
permitted to open new. mines; .that the
Baltimore & Ohio was engaged In mining
coal of its own, and that it did hot 'propose
to encourage competition
Tho Investigation Into these conditions
by the Interstate Commerce commission,
with the skilled assistance of Messrs.
Glasgow and Whitney, Its counsel. Is only In
its Infancy. Ia Its initial stages tha Investi
gations of the Armstrong legislative com
mittee into the graft, venality and mal-ad-ministration
of the great insurance com
panies was at times wearisome and monot
onous. But the picturesque and bizarre
and the astounding came in due time. It
may be so in tha coal trust investigation.
Browning, ICing i Co
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of Piano selling. , v
No misleading claims for goods, no clap-trap devices to enabla ona
to get a hundred dollars more for a piano than it n worth, do mark
ups and thea mark-downs, no humbugging of uny sort. Uut first acd
absolute certainty iht we had tbe right pianos, then selling every day
In tbe year to everybody alike, so that a buyer knew beyond doubt that
what be got had been tried and tested by others for years and tha
prices were established.
This makes piano buying safe at tha Hospe store. A child cau buy
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r i. a sues or FIJI.
"I think that every young woman should
learn to play the piano before she Is mar
ried." "That's right. And forget It afterwards."
First Doctor Yes, air, I've had 140 casta
Boeund Doctor Lose any T
First Doctor Not one; they all paid up.
Tommy Papa, what la a consulting phy
Papa He Is a doctor who Is called 1ft at
the last moment to share the blame. Judge.
"What makes you think that Mars Is In.
"My correspondence with the editor of
the magazine I write for," answered the
professor. "He swys that la the only view
which hns any popular Interest." Wash
"I understand that you advertised for a
stenographer and typewriter at 13 a week."
"Hours to 7"
"Yes; sre you an applicant?"
"No, but my nerves are run down and
I Just wanted to Inquire what nerve food
you used." Philadelphia Ledger.
Mr. Oraspall was poring over hln ledger.
"Why are you doing that?" asked his
"Because," he said, "I consulted a for
tune teller the other dsy. Just for a lark,
and she told me I would get what Is com.
Ing to me before I die. I want to see how
much It is." Chicago "Tribune.
"You should always think of something
plensant," said tha cheery citizen.
"It can't be done," answered the man
with a grouch. "F.ven if you rrmnajre to
get your mind off the wenther, someone Is
sure to call attention." Washington 8tar,
HAVE YOU THE FEEMXOf
Ain't felt right pert fer a week er two;
Been sorter cranky an' restless an' blue;
No p'tlckler reason, es I ken sen; -Can
t tlnd enythlti' specially wrong wT me;
Jes' don't feel frisky an' don t wanter do
A goldarn thing that 1 don't hev to;
Food don't tasle Jes' 'xactly right;
Sleep Is kinder broken up at night;
Don't wanter set still, an' dun t wanter
Don't wanter keep quiet, an' don't wanter
Nothm t' hinder me from doln' Jes'
Th' very thing thet'll suit me bes' ;
Yet when I'm doing' Jes' what I wanter to,
I tlnd it's Jes' what 1 don't wanter Uu.
. Now I wonder
What's th' matter
Wl' me, by thunder.
'Tain't fever, sure ler my heat ain't rlz;
'Tain t biliousness, ner rheumatis;
"Tain't my head, fer I think right smart;
'Tain't my liver, ner yet my heart;
Tain't stomach, ner gout then goldarn ma
'Tain't nothln' at all, ea I kin see.
En yet it's somthln guess I'll go
An' see th' doctor; he'll sure know. - ,
Seems f me I remember this very same
Come on about thla same tlma las' spring;
An' th" doctor doped me with nasty stuff
By th' gallon, an I bought drugs enufZ
T' start a store: but Lordy, they
Couldn't drive that gnawln' Inside away;
Bomethln' Jes' a-gnawin' at my Innards
Symptoms tliet I lied when th' las' spring
Gosh! what's th' use o' seefn' th' doc;
He ain't got nuthtn' et all thet'll knock,,
Thla here trouble that alius comes
When th' birds all alng an' th' honey bee
When th' lea breaks up, an' th' streams all
An' th' soft air blows through th open
When th' vi'leta come, an' th' grass blades
An' th' sun gits warm, an' th' buds break
Lemme tell you this when th' world gets
An' a feller gits ornery, restless, an' mean
Thar ain't no doctor in eny place
Ea kin properly diagnose his case,
Th' on'y cura fer a man I know
Is t' git right out o' th' town an go
Where th' wll' ducks swarm an' th' gees
An' th' trout an' bass are a-jumpln high;
Th on'y thing thet'll cure him then
Is t' git away from his feller men.
An' loaf all day by some laffln' stream
An' fish an' whistle an' sing an' dream.'
Most Clothiers sell clothing on its
"looks." If the pattern is pretty and tha
cloth fair, that governs the price alone. -
OUK clothing is sold oh ii quality
on Its tailoring on its fit Tie wear of
tho fit as well as on Its looks.
Tailoring isn't watched closely by
most clothiers, because- it isn't seen.
"Thea you must watch the cIothier.r'
What isn't seen In the clo'hlng, you
needn't bother about It's right
SUITS, $15.00 TO $30.00
"When the style is as correct aa the fit
Is exact," said Beau Brumiml, "the perfec
tion in clothing la. about reached."
Factory, Cooper Sajsuro
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