Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 10, 1906, Page 4, Image 4

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Omaha or eastern exchanges, not arcepi.
State of Nebraska, Douglaa County, ss :
C. C. Roaewater, general manager of The
Bee Publishing company, being duly sworn,
ays that the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally, Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during
the month of Apr 1. 13U6. waa ioiiows
1 2,2AO
g S1.800
17 ..81,410
.. .81,20
... 81,400
,. .81,170
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24 82,370
19 8S.200
JO 81,000
lo. ...20,100
Total 1,041,800
L. as unsold copies 181X2
Net total sales...
Daily average
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General Manager.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before me this 0t
a aay or April, ist.
Notary Public.
tafcasrl ears ImtIi( taa oily teas
perarUr - skoald fce - The Bee
tall to thosa. Address will be
eaaased aa afloat aa resjaested.
The day are getting longer now,
which may account for the ordinance
to postpone the midnight hour.
Suits against the alleged "drug
trust" are an indication that Commis
sioner Garfield does not always work
In the lime light. -
Mlnra nrnmisa to resume work
Thuradav. but the ice men are certain
Of little competition until ater the
present crop is sold.
It la the irony of fate that the rate
bill amendments Introduced by Sena
tor Cullom will be forever known as
the "Allison" compromise. r-. .
Settlement of the anthracite trouble
leaves Colorado supreme in its labor
war record, a position reinforced by
recent developments at Pueblo.
When Omaha has a bank cashier
acting as Its official dog catcher it will
be entitled to rank' several pegs higher
In the roll of progressive cities.
Count Bonl de Castellane seems to
have less trouble keeping his seat in
the French House of Deputies than in
preserving his source of income.
Snow in the bluegraas region ot
Kentucky in May shows that the old
state can provide all the necessary
novelties for the "home-coming" year.
In striking the word "obey" out ot
the .marriage service Presbyterians
prove that the time ot the "revision
ist" has not been entirely occupied on
the confession.
The democratic World-Herald wants
It understood that it would rather
have Omaha lose the senatorship than
keep It In the person of Edward Rose
-water. But that is quite natural.
The denial that there is a plot
against the president ot Santo Domingo
should cause that official to redouble
his guards. ' When the Dominican op-
position does not plot it must be dan
With wireless messages from an air
ship In search of the North Pole con
siderable advance has been made since
the days of Sir John Franklin; but the
secret of the icy north has not yet been
The czar enters St. Petersburg to
day by water in order to avoid passing
through the streets of his capital. The
gift of the Douma has not proved so
popular in Russia that the ruler can
greet his subjects openly.
The statement that the San Fran
dsco disaster has disorganized the
lumber trade may give certain Nebras-
kans an excuse for lowering or raising
prices ot lumber following that suit
inaugurated by Attorney General
It yon want to keep the senatorship
In Douglas county by backing the only
local candidate who has a substantial
following throughout the state, attend
the meeting at Washington Hall to
night, called in the interest of the can
didacy ot Edward Rosewater for
United States senator.
The street lighting fund will now
be divided into two parts Instead ot
three parts. That is all the abolition
of the gasoline lighting contract means
and the substitution of the electric
lamps. So far as the taxpayers are
concerned, they will not pay one cent
Ions for street lighting.
co.v.vo.t carriers as smiter.
The discussion in the senate of
amendments bearing on the participa
tion of railroads In coal mining opera
tions raises a question of scarcely less
lmt.nrt.nn .nd nrnhahlv of far Greater
intricacy and complication even than
which rnn.
gress has won engagoa ior two ses-
-ion. and pub.ic thought concentrated
tne meantime. That aubject Is In-
connected with many
of the abuses and discriminations in
railroad rates and service which have
compelled legislation In the Interest of
It Is natural that attention should
now begin to be critically directed to
the mingling of the functions of rail-
oftd. common carriers with those of
producers and snippers 01 coal in com
petition with .the mass of producers
anil ahlnnpr. who. not helnar also com
"lers. are powerless to protect
their Interests In the Vital point or
one-third of the total tonnage carried
by the railroads of the United States.
Obviously, the shipper who as com
mon carrier controls transportation
rates and service thereby controls the
coal Industry and trade, holding abso
lutely In his grasp arbitrary power over
ordinary legitimate competitors, a
power which it Is common knowledge
has been ruthlessly employed.
But the subject . Is Immeasurably
broader than the coal Industry and all
the industries Immediately dependent
upon It, for common carriers are en-
KaKe(l or specially interested financially
In the production of other commodities
in competition with shippers. The evil
of such proprietary interest of com
mon carriers outside of their proper
function permeates the industrial and
business world, not . to speak of the
widelr ramified illicit dealings of
transportation officials in their own
selfish interest to the hurt of the
mass of railroad share-holders, as well
aa of the mass of the people
While the existence of this evil and
the resultant menace and demorallza
tion to business have long been known,
it was not till comparatively recently
that public authority has bestirred
Itself effectively to put the facts on of
ficial record. The inquiry ordered by
joint resolution of congress has only
been fairly begun by the Interstate
Commerce commission, although it has
already disclosed startling details of
abuse between railroads and railroad-
owned coal -mining industries. Con
gress may be able by amending the
pending rate bill to do something ef
B". auuoe, uui toe evil
,nv'l " so vast, so far-reaching
na " complex mat its complete rem
edy will require more thorough con
sideration than can be given it at this
stage of the session without further
knowledge of the facts.
Nothing short of rigorous system
and military exactitude could enable
the authorities at San Francisco to re
duce free food distribution as rapidly
aa they are doing. So great was the
confusion and pressure of the multi
tude at first that It was impossible to
distinguish, and there must have been
much waate and inequity.
But the rapid exhaustion of the
stores rushed in from everywhere and
the inevitable shrinkage of the volume
now coming in make necessary strict
scrutiny of applicants for aid and the
utmost economy of all resources. Al
though tens of thousands have left the
city and other tens of thousands are
becoming self-supporting, the number
of dependents is still enormous, and
however rapidly it may decrease at
best, extreme exertion will be required
to prevent suffering.
In fact the long, hard, painful strug
gle to regain Independence is . only
fairly beginning for thousands, al
though the brunt of the emer
gency is over for most. The excite
ment of battle is past, but many have
been so hurt that It will be long be
fore they can stand up surely alone
and make their way In the world. The
omonues mane ciear inai mey are
bending every energy to ascertain and
parate all such from the unworthy
tne ,aIT nd th designing who seize
every opportunity to abuse public
; bounty
It ought not to be forgotten that In
spite of every effort to reduce "the
bread line," the danger still Is that
the supply of food and other relief will
be under rather than over the urgent
It is a good sign that anti-free pass
sentiment is finding such forceful ex
press! on in congress in the considers
tlon of the rate bill. The discussion
on the Foraker amendment shows that
there is strong conviction in the senate
in favor of sweeping prohibition of
I gratuitous rldei, although the terms
Lf th Foraker proposition were such
as excite southern sensibilities and ap
prehension for the color line in pas
senger cars. But other amendments
and substitutes are pending to remove
this objection and yet effect the re
It is worth noting, too, that these
amendments do not stop short
with prohibition of free passes
over Interstate roads to federal
officers, but propose broadly to abolish
their use by all persons, except em
ployes of railroads, thus going farther
than the laws ot several of the states
like Iowa, but not farther than Wis
con uln, Washington and Ohio have al
ready gone. The free pass is inher
ently a discrimination and in practice
one of the most dangerous dlscrlmina
tlons. The true principle is thatrans
portation should be available to all on
equal terms in passenger as well as
I freight service, and the long Manning
and widespread abuses of the free
pass, whether n regards corruption of
public officials or In connection with
commercial business, marks It conspic
uously fo.r extirpation. That Is the
Send on which the public mind Is re-
I solvpd and which legislation, state and
ational. cannot reach too quickly and
It will be a notable reform when one
man as well an another, high or low,
rich or poor, official or private, who
travels within or across state bounda
ries, shall be required without excep
tion to pay the same fare.
The purchase of a piece of property
valued at more than $50,000 for the
erection of a Real Estate Exchange
ullding is a confession of faith In
Omaha on the part of the real estate
dealers .which will go far to inspire
the faith of other 'people in the as
sured future of the city
Real estate men, as a rule, trade on
other people's money, buying and Bell-
ng on commission, although a larger
and larger number have recently come
to be In the class of investors them
selves. If, In their Judgment, condi
tions are ripe for the erection of a
Real Estate Exchange building on one
of the most prominent corners of the
Ity, it surely means that their own
confidence extends far beyond the
mere persuading of prospective buy
ers to take realty bargains off their
In this connection, however, permit
us to say that the talk of erecting a
building costing only $50,000 upon the
site purchased does not come up to
the demands of the time. A $50,000
building on ground costing more than
that sum would be out of all propor
tions. The Real Estate exchange people
who go into this building project
should rise to the occasion by putting
up a modern fire-proof building that
will be a credit to the city, not only
today, but ten years from now. Such
a building on the corner fronting both
the city hall and court house, could
be made an ornament to the city and
a conspicuous addition to our monu
mental structures.
The Real Estate Exchange building
should be no Cheap John affair, erected
for quick returns with speculative oh
ects. It should be a permanent ad
ditton to structural Omaha, and as
such would be not only a confession of
faith, but also an incentive to further
The bill rendered to the county
board by Sheriff McDonald for pay for
twenty-eight deputy sheriffs at the re
cent city election raises a nice ques
tion as to how far the sheriff has a
right td go on his own responsibility In
assuming the supervision of elections.
it this were a -state or county election
the jurisdiction ot the sheriff might
be more evident, but inasmuch as it
was a city affair, pure and simple, it
would seem that the police department
should have been quite able to pre
serve order and, if assistance were re
quired, to call on the mayor to ap
point special policemen. If the sheriff
has a right to appoint twenty-eight
deputies to participate in a city elec
tlon, what is to prevent bim from ap
pointing 280 deputies and charge the
bill up to the county? Although
these deputies may deserve to be paid
for tholr work, some understanding
should be reached for the future that
would limit the sheriff in incurring
expenses for deputies ior elections
without order of the county board.
The friction at the Norfolk insane
asylum has culminated in the removal
of both the superintendent and his as
Blatant. Without knowing anything of
the merits of the case, it is a safe as
sertion that no public institution of
that kind can carry on its work satis
factorlly unless those in chsrge of it
pull together. There is no reason why
the asylum at Norfolk should not rank
with the asylums at Hastings and Lin
coin in the matter ot good discipline
and care ot Its Inmates.
The success of the Auditorium as a
great public undertaking is now as
sured with a prize fight advertised as
its latest attraction. Of course, the
prize fight Is only a moving picture
prize fight, but even at that it mus
be edifying to those who contributed to
the erection of this structure under
the Impression that they were promot
lng a movement to encourage music
and art.
The beet sugar industry in Nebraska
has had bard luck from the first,
There Is no question, however, that
beet culture and beet sugar can be
made profitable in Nebraska under
proper conditions and co-operative ef
forts of beet growers and factory man
It would be just like representatives
of the Standard Oil company to pro
vide that alcohol to be free must be
denaturlzed with something like hy
drogen blcarblde just as the public is
pleased to think that it will enjoy de
odorlzed automobiles.
The re-election of Mayor Rose at
Kansas City, Kan., shows that even
supreme courts cannot stop people
fiom voting tor the men they desire In
office. But as to whether they can
legally hold the office the supreme
court haa the last say.
The announcement that "Bob" Tay
lor and hia fiddle have started after
the seat now held by Senator Carmack
of Tenne.see wi.ll.' hardly have the
effect of converting that senator to the
policy of electing t'nlted States aena-
tors by popular vote.
rnlltleal Fn7er f
Kannae City Journal.
The fart that Omaha haa son democratic
how what democracy tin do In Nebrak.t
when Colonel Bryan end hit voice arc
Oort mllrs away.
It Tab Ijirae Kionihl
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
H is now the turn of the Indicted Sugar
trut to look around for an Immunity bath.
and yet obedience to the lew I one of
the starting -point of wladom.
Gtre 'Km Time.
Chicago Record-Herald.
Mayor Schmlts of San Francisco la a
ucky man. In aplte of the good work
he haa recently been doing none of hi
friend ha attempted to tart a pre!-
dentlal boom for him.
A General I pi If t.
Cincinnati Enquirer.
The bureau of labor lue a bulletin to
aay that the coat of living I now the
htghet It hat been for sixteen years.
That e all light, provided we are getting
more pay and better housing, clothing and
Dlatreaa ef Rich lenaor.
Baltimore American.'
The rlcheat man In the atate I to leave
It it no longer the historic spot of lux
urious club life, where the wearied million-
Ire may rett In the golden evening of hit
days. It hat been for oometime dltrea-
Ingly in the limelight and men behind pitch
fork and muck rakea are disturbing over
much the aerenlty of Hi venerable peace
nd quiet. Hence, It Is getting too strenu
ous for those who crave the elmple life.
One Meraer Kqsala Two Quake.
New York World.
The property lossea at San Francisco
are estimated roughly at tMO.000,000. This
I equivalent to half the water In the cap-
talization of the New Tork traction
In the process of replacing their losses
the people of San Francisco must pay In-
erest Indefinitely upon IMO.000,000, Just a
the people of New Tork must pay Interest
IndeflnHely upon the $400,000,000 of water
In the traction capitalisation. The earth
quake losaet impose a tax upon the In
dustry of San Francisco, Just as the trac
tion water Imposes a tax upon the Indus
try of New Tork.
At a financial burden upon the com
munity one New Tork traction merger It
apparently equal to two San Francisco
Conytaay Staada to WU.
Chicago Chronicle,
Five years ago the Union Pacific Railway
company Issued and sold glflO,000,000 of 4 per
cent bonds, convertible Into common stock
at par unUl May 1, 1906, and redeemable at
lOIH after that date. The ttock has 'lately
sold as high at 160 and Is still above 110
ana the date of conversion has passed. The
company ha advertised the terms and sent
each bondholder a registered letter explain
ing them and yet there are hnnds to th
face value of $1,200,000 still outstanding.
owners of which have missed the chance of
getting $1.50 or more for every dollar In-
vetted. Some attribute this to pure care
lessness In the holders. Some of It no doubt
it to, but It It not likely that most of It la
ttrlbutable to actual lost of bonds In fires
and other easualtlea or by thefts? And If
so, now toon can the company feel sure on
soma proa-raia Mad la Ckeatealat
the" Cost.'
Boston Transcript.
The International Postal convention's se-
tiont at Rome have not attracted to much
attention as perhaps they deserve. W ex
pect every such gathering to tcor an ad
vance In an Increaae of facilities or a cheap
ening of ratet for postal communication be
tween the various countries. Not much has
been done along this line by the latest con
ventlon. but there wat "something. It waa
decreed that while the preaent charge of
cents on a letter ahould be maintained
within the Postal union, the charge on each
additional unit ahould be reduced to 2 cents,
to that what haa cost 10 eentt will now cott
7, and what waa IS will be i.
That la a step toward the goal which the
people of the several countries, If not their
governments, desire to tee attained. Noth
lng short of a universal 2-cent rate will tat
Isfy the ultimate standard that haa been
popularly agreed upon. There it no function
of government In which the people take a
larger Interest than In the postal service,
It comet Into direct touch with them, more
or lest frequently, and by the reduction of
the ratet In the various countrlea. tlnce
transportation haa become so swift and
easy, it haa exerted a broad educational
and social Influence that hat been a factor
of the greatest value In the marvellous
progress of the last fifty or sixty years
Time wat, within the memory of many not
now so very old when It coat 26 cents to
send a letter any considerable distance,
though there were different rates for differ
ent distances; but It It safe to assume that
the government's proportional deficiency In
running the department under the 2-cent
rate It much leta than It was under the
A canvass of the situation a year or two
ago was indicative of a prospect that the
proposition to establish a universal 2-cent
rate would not be seriously opposed by tha
representative! of any government, except
Germany, Its objection being baaed upon the
well-understood fact that lta revenue! for
the last few yean had not kept pace with
Itt expendlturea. But the poetmaater gen
eral ef New Zealand made the motion to
that effect: the poatmtster general of Egypt
seconded it, and the United States repreten
tatlve supported It. but all the others hung
back. The combination In lta favor wat
rather curious one, though It waa perhapa
natural that New Zealand and the United
States, both progressive countries, should
range themselves on that side.
Still, even In the reduction of the rata on
extra unite we have drawn a little nearer
to a realisation of the main proposition. Th
fact that this country haa taken lta stand In
favor of the movement will make for its
ultimate success, because if there are any
burdens to be borne or sacrifices Involved
the United States will carry the llon'a there
of them because of itt heterogeneous popu
latlon and magnificent distances. But w
doubt whether these extra burdens would
amount to much. All tucli movements tend
to Increase the (Ottal but'nees without mtk
lng appreciably larger demanda upon tha
machinery of transacting It, and tbe peopl
of several countrlea would be greatly bene
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oa the pe.
Among the graduates In the department
of polltlct and diplomacy of the Oeorce
Washington university of the city of Wash
ington I Victor H. Dura, a formerly Ne
braska boy. Mr, Puraa Is a graduate of
the University of Nebraska, having re
ceived hla 1.. 1 B. from the law depart-
lent. he has concluded a po't-sraduste
course In the Columbian university, where
received a master of laws and other
onor. This yesr he Is completing a
iplomatlc course and will receive the de
gree of master of diplomacy, as well a
doctor of civil law, which will be con-
rred upon him next yesr In absentia.
thu completing two years In one. He
ha been equipping blmeelf for the foreign
service with assiduous teal, and, although
he haa encountered many difficulties, he
hns ever been able to surmount them. He
I a self-made man In the fullest sense of
he word, not by necessslty, but by choice.
for although he ha ever had financial
backing, he ha relied absolutely upon hi
own ability to fight his way up the ladder
by earning his own resources for an
education. '
Mr. Durat says that he Is convinced that
ny young man In America can acquire
the best education the universities of the
country offer him If he but will. Ho
considers life a battle against time and
Insists that a self -asserted aim I equal
to the accomplishment. All through the
unlveritle he has had the honor of being
the youngest member of his classes and
Is at present the president of the graduat
ing class. He hat traveled considerably
over this country and spent last summer
broad, studying foreign laws and the dif
ferent systems of government He Is at
present compiling a work which he call
International Government," and say that
his sole aim and ambition In life I to
fight the battle for International peace.
During his studies he has slways been
employed at other work, which supplied
him with fund sufficient to go on with
his aim; at present he is employed In the
nlted States senate. He wa last yesr
dmitted to practice before the supreme
court of the United States at the age of
Mr. Durss has tn appointment with the
Panama government and will aall for the
Isthmus as soon as he completes hit
Every large city has its vlctlmt of the
California disaster, but a case of peculiar
sadness Is one which has come to light
In Washington. The family of a wealthy
Ban Francisco cltlten, his wife and two
ughters, have been spending the winter
In Washington In very comfortable apart
ments and enjoying the social life of the
national capital. They were out driving In
their victoria the afternoon of the fire.
Two dayt later the daughter!, who had
never been accustomed to any but the
most comfortable circumstances, were in
search of work. One of them has since
obtained an unimportant clerical position
In one of the government department.
Her sister Is still looking for a similar
position. Their father's fortune was en
tirely Invested In a California Insurance
company. He Is a ruined man and his
daughters will work to assist him In
supporting them and their mother.
The New Tork Times correspondent re
lates: Mr. Humphreys of Missouri wat
clamorously demanding a revision of the
Internal revenue law. Fifteen or twenty
men were scattered about the house, some
of them listening occasionally when they
had nothing more Interesting to do.
'The democrats once passed sort of
bill," walled Humphreys, "but It waa
tome time ago. When we come Into power
again w.,will pass another.' .
Norrls of Nebraska, walking up the aisle.
caught the reminiscence and stopped.
When wat It you passed that bill?" he
"In 1819," soberly responded Humphreys,
nd for the lite of him could not under
stand the bowl that went up from those
who heard.
Still standing In the aisle, Norris lingered
for another opportunity. Presently he
thought he saw It. Humphreys was say
ing that the ways and means committee
favored such a bill, but he could get no
action In the house.
"You have the consent of the commit
tee?" asked Norrls. ,
"Tea," replied Humphreys, "but It's like
the esse of the girl who wanted to go
swimming. Her mother said she could If
she would hang her clothes on a hickory
limb and not go near the water."
Then Norrls went out.
Senator Scott of West Virginia had a can.
didate for office In hla state and pushed
him vigorously at the White House. The
opponents of Scott's man dug up the fact
that he wat. not to exemplary a citlaen
as he might be and had a., record. .
The president couldn't think of appoint
ing such a man and told Scott to. Later
the president tent in the nomination ot
Ben Daniels of Arizona and wrote the fa
mous letter excusing Daniels for having
been in the penitentiary for stealing a
Scott went to the White House and said:
"Mr. President, you refused to appoint my
man, but It seems to me that you did It
without proper Investigation. Tou have
underestimated hla worth and qualifica
"How so?" asked the preaident.
"Why. you have nominated Ben Daniels.
AU well and good, but my man it twice aa
worthy aa your man. Daniels was In the
penitentiary only once and my man wat In
Admiral Winfleld Scott Schley expects
shortly to aettle in Baltimore and will maka
that city hla permanent home.
When Preaident Roosevelt goes to Ports.
mouth, Va., on May 30 to make the Me
morial day address before the Army and
Navy union, the cltliens will make the
occasion a grand reunion of the Army and
Navy union.
fialnt-Saent, the famous French composer,
it' a many-sided man. He writes the
librettos for his own operas, dabbles In
astronomy, soology and botanies and hat
even published a pamphlet on the relationi
of planta to animals, In which his result!
are grounded on original Investigations.
Robert A. Smith, who hat Just been re
elected mayor of St. Paul, Minn., has served
six or seven terms In that office, five of
them consecutively. Mayor Smith Is 71
years old, not a youngster aa mayors go
and as besides hit various terms as mayor
he hat filled other officea, a good part of
hla life haa been office holding.
Chicago hat a new official, and one that
teemt to be needed everywhere. Mayor
Dunne has appointed F. L Schwlndeler at
the official "mine of Information." Mr.
Schwlndeler it expected to be prepared to
answer all question! put by cltltent, from
the price of a dug license to the date of the
Installation of municipal street cars.
Prof. Joseph John Thomson, a well known
physician. In an address at Cambridge,
Eng., declared that of all students in the
world, and be hat had experience with
most of them, the Americans show the
greatest energy and enthusiasm, which be
credits to the courses at tbe American unl
verslties, . which leave the students fresh
nd enthusiastic, while the liigllshmsa art
Intellectually Ured,
13,000,000 of them
the world.
"The Perfected American Wile':," n Illustrated book of interesting
information about watches free opon request.
Carrrnt Eveata . leaned from the
Army and ay Register.
Orders have been 'issued from the War
department requiring that the annual re
ports be reduced In volume. Accordingly
there will be a condensation of such docu
ments In every case. Reports of assistants
will not be given at length as appendices
to main reports. Secretary Taft believes
that altogether too much literature is pub
lished each year from the War department
and he thinks the ttme hns come for dis
couraging the expansion of such documents.
Of course, the great mass of such material
In text and tabulated form may be said to
go to waste, but no one can really tell
what part of a report I destined to be
much sought for or to possess enduring
value. It has been decided, however, that
hla year there shall be, as far as possible.
the careful revision of reports by every
uthor In order to confine the official state
ments and comments to the least possible
space. An example of the Instructions
which are going out to subordinate officers
s that contained in a circular sent to army
nglneers by General Mackenxle, chief of
engineers. He says:
'On account of recent orders from the
War department, requiring that the annual
report be reduced In volume, reports of
assistants, except such as are intended to
form part ot the technical appendix, should
no longer be given at length aa appendixes
to the report of the officer In charge of
the works; but all the fact necessary to a
clear understanding of the year's work
should be embodied In the report ot the
officer. This direction Is not Intended to
prevent the district officer from quoting
fully from reports made to him by his
assistants, to whom credit may be given
by name In connection with such quota
About the most skillful piece of legisla
tive work which haa been done in many
days stands to the credit of Senator War
ren, who within the short compass of two
days obtained the consideration and the
passage of the army appropriation act.
There wert many amendments proposed by
the committee, offered by Individual sen
ators and recommended by the War de
partment. Some of these had been taken
from the bill In the house on points of
order and were promptly restored by the
senate committee. Other amendmenta of
equal Importance originated with Senator
Warren and hla oommlttee associates and
with other members of the upper body of
congress. There wat practically no debate
on the bill when It waa brought up on
Wednesday and It wat attended by no spe
cial verbal hindrances on Thursday. Every
thing waa plain aalllng for the chairman
of tha senate military committee. The
achievement may be regarded at a model
feat in legislation, having to do with an
annual appropriation bill. It la not the talk
which counts, by any means. In handling
matters of thla sort and Mr. Warren
turned the trick with an absence ot sen
atorial loquacity which was to the glory
of that body and the comfort of the rest
of mankind. - Nearly all. If not all. of the
amendments which have been made to the
army bill and now published in full In thla
Issue will be approved in conference and
will remain in the act.
Much Interest appears to have been taken
in the case of the army officer recently
tried by court-martial for breaking hit
pledge of temperance. There were tome
people whose sympathy waa aroused by
the supposed requirement that the officer
sign a pl'jdve, advantage being taken. It
waa claimed, of hit condition to exact
promises which he could not obviously
have kept. This led to an investigation at
the Instance of the War department au
thorities and on request of the division
commander, under whom the case wa con
ducted. It has Incidentally led to some
discussion In the War department of the
extent to which a pledge may be exacted
of an officer, and It la ttated without reser
vation that, of course. It It out of the
question to Impose obligations upon an In
dividual who la believed, If not known, to
be unable to meet the prescribed condition!
of habit and conduct. In this particular
case, however, the sympathy appears to
have been misplaced, tlnce the officer gave
hia pledge voluntarily and undoubtedly In
the full knowledge of the solemnity of the
requirements Imposed upon him. An offi
cer who voluntarily gives a pledge must
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of course be expected to live up t H or
suffer the consequences, and It la consid
ered quite as proper for an officer to be
required to take a pledge, with the ex
press or implied alternative of serious con
sequences If he refuses to take or if he
breaks the pledge.
"How do we know that Solomon was
the wisest man?"
"Well, for one thing, he got together a
colossal fortune without being Investi
gated." Washington Star.
"There's one thing 1 like about that boy
of your. He seems to be one of the get-up-aiid-get
"You wotildn I think so if you hsd to
csll him to breakfast." Cleveland Plain
"I tell you, It's a serious thing to be the
father of eleven daughters."
"I csn understsnd that, old fellow. It
keeps me busy clearing away the cold
Wads of chewing gum lor six." Chicago
Rich Young Simpleton Oh, Gwendolyn. I
love you more than tongue can ever tell.
Foxy Young Widow Well, then, why
don't you write It to me some day? Bonier
ville Journal.
"I understand," began Mrs. Galley,
sternly, "that you have been seen al the
theater with my husband"
"Well," Interrupted the pretty gov
erness defiantly, "what of that?"
"Weil. Miss Reeder, if you wish to re
main In my employ you'll have to keep
better company. Philadelphia Press.
Tess Young Sllllman telle me his first
name Is Noah. What do you think ot
Jess Old-fashioned, Isn't It?
Tess Old-fashioned? It's positively ridic
ulous. Noah had sense enough to go In
when It rained. Philadelphia Press.
"Watch wheels are like great men In
some respects."
"What are they?"
"When they go around to pass time In
their own way, they generally travel In
cog." Philadelphia Press.
"t know I'm lute, desr." he sooloalsed.
"Yini see. 1 wss neiainen nan an iiuui
or an hv an old friend who lust got back
to town after a Ions absence. I had to
tall him all f knew."
"Indeed!" the snapped. "1 don't se
Cleveland jeaaer.
"i" called on four ladles last night," said
the fickle beau, boastfully.
"Gee whltt!" exclaimed Jack Potts, "you
mutt be a quitter. I'd keep on raising all
night If I held a hand like that." Phila
delphia Catholic Standard.
Knlcker Primitive men ploughed the
earth with a eharpened stick.
Bocker You don't mean to aay golf dated
back that far? New York Sun. ?
"Put more ginger in thla story." said tha
citv editor, handing back the copy.
80 the reporter described the cayenne
throwing episode as a pepper and 'ssult
esse, thus winning Instant promotion.
Philadelphia Ledger.
"See, here. Madlgan!" exclaimed Lush
msn, "I snw one of your bartenders put
ting water in the whisky yesterday."
"Well, sor," replied Madlgan, "enure, ye
know, we hov to make aome conclsslons
to the temperance people." Cleveland
"Why Is It." she whispered at the close
of the ceremony, "that the bridegroom al
ways looks as If he couldn't call his soul
his own?" , .....
"Probably," replied her brother, "It be
cause from thst moment he really can't."
Philadelphia Catholic Standard.
Everybody stands but father.
When the busy day la done.
And the work-a-day world it wending
Homeward at aet of sun;
The cars are Jammed to the limit,
Each woman gets next to a ttrtp;
But the man, he sits, for to him it teemt.
Every one thould ttand but pap.
Every one stands but father.
We know how tired he must be.
With the children prattling about him.
Their voices pitched way up In G;
How often, from desk and from counter.
He turns to attend to their need;
So every one atanda but papa.
For papa la tired Indeed.
Every one ttanda but father,
Schoolma'am and shop girl and all:
They're not tired a bit, to why thould they
And they'd feel to remarkably email
To see those poor fathers all standing.
With looks to reproachful and sad;
How could womankind be so thoughtless!
80 every one stands but dad.
Every one stands but father.
The poor, fagged-out old man:
With the dinner to get and the dishes to do.
He needs must sit while he ran;
At home they'll sit reading the papers,
Mary, Mellssy and ma;
It's only on homeward-bound street cars
That every one stands but pa.
Omaha. May. 1906.
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