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WHEN OCT K TOW1I.
orarlly skoal kavo Th Bee
Mailed tm tneni. Addra will
if Hon. Joseph Crow has as good
luck as Hon. Pat Crowe he will not be
The various Presbyterian bodies
now In session might recall Horace
Greeley's advice. The way to unite Is
With tornadoes in Texas and forest
fires In Michigan it might be well for
the country to form a permanent relief
Delaware legislators say they are
now anxious to elect a United States
senator. But it is because Mr. Addtcks
has given his consent.
With heat prostrations chronicled
in New York in May, the salubrious
climate of Nebraska continues to I
stand out as unexcelled. .
Now that Chicago labor unions have
opened a bank the line of demarcation
between the "pure" unionists and so-
clallsts should become plainer.
Congressmen who are now so loudly
Mamorlng for restrictions on campaign
contributions are doubtless well
pleased to know that laws cannot be
Ohio miners will soon know whether
they will have a fight or steady jobs.
but since Iowa has settled Its troubles
the west can look on from the spec
Speaker Cannon's intimation that
congress will not adjonrn before the
Fourth of July probably means that
the speaker expects yet to settle several
matters with the senate.
Iowa democrats have at last issued
a call for their state convention, but,
unlike their Nebraska brethren, they
have put their nominations a week
later Instead of a week earlier than
Our friends, the democrats, have
discovered another eligible for their
governorship nomination. If this
keeps up they may finally have enough
candidates for governor to spread
them out over the whole ticket.
Kansas City's Jockey club has un
dertaken, to test the constitutionality
of the Missouri law against horse rac
ing. , With Hadley on guard they have
no hope that it will be ignored, and
therefore want it nullified by the
In the second innings In the great
national game a played over in Iowa
Perkins Is knocking out the home runs
witk a prospect of piling up a score
that will soon match that made by the
Cummins aide when they had the bat.
in the meanwhile the political fans are
enjoying an exciting match.
Out .In Hastings It is proposed to
designate a "dandelion day," when all
the Inhabitant will rise up In thetr
might and devote a day to the exter-
mtnatlon of the yellow-flowered weed.
If ie authorities in Omaha were dls-
posed to follow suit they would have
to designate a dandelion week.
President Woodrow Wilson of
Princeton university, whom Harper's
Weekly has been booming for the dem-
ocratlc nomination for the presidency
In 1908. is making u tour of the coun -
try addressing the alumni associations I them with a mass of other Panama lo
ot his Institution. The tact that the I formation having no relevancy what-
Itinery does not Include any point in
Nebraska would indicate that there la
no present disposition on the part o(
President Wilson to Invade the en-
cojrrric.Tcc rue rate bill.
The snat rat bill amendment",
some of which are of great lniort
anee, have yet to run the gauntlet of
conference between the two branches
of congress. The most plausible opin
ion la that no great difficulty need be
experienced In reaching agreement.
Important points added by the sen
ate were omitted from the original
house bill, not because those who had
charge of drafting and managing It
were opposed to them, but because
they naturally feared that the senate
would be opposed to them. They would
have been glad to Include pipe line, ex
press and sleeping car companies, but
It was known that all those interests
had powerful influence in the senate,
and it was believed that a measure con
fined to the main point of regulating
railroad rates and services would stand
a better chance. The rate reform
leaders In congress and the general
. thnrs-rnra heen Riirnrised
when the senate attached these ana
other sweeping amendments.
Such conditions would seem to ren-
der eag acceptance of all that class of
senate changes. Newspaper reports
now emanating from Washington to
the effect that a contest will be made
In conference to eliminate the senate
provisions regarding pipe lines, express
and sleeping car companies cannot but
be regarded as unfounded, since it
could be sustained only through the
representatives of the house, which be-
J"ond question will act in harmony with
The house might be Justified in
pushing to great length a struggle to
restore to the bill the words "In Its
Judgment," which at the last moment
were by the senate stricken out of the
clause authorizing the Interstate Com
merce commission to determine and
establish a rate of its own instead of a
railroad rate found by it to be unreas
onable. The vote in the senate strik
ing out those words, however, was
overwhelming, practically all the dem
ocrats, led by Bailey, joining about
half of the republicans, so that any
move to put them back in the bill
would be sure to encounter strong op
The supreme consideration is to get
the measure safely out of congress and
on the 8tatute book, and it is reason-
able to anticipate that no time will be
wasted In conference in reaching this
SKXATORIAL MISORITi' Tfc'ST.VO.VV.
The testimony of the democratic
senators just before the final vote on
the rate ue8tln ,n striking contrast
w,lu lQ" ,u"ou partisan deliverances
during the Preced,n week- Obviously.
laner nau, ueeu sincere, me oniy
consistent course would have been for
them to vote against the bill. When It
came to the pinch neither the senate
minority nor the president's foremost
assailants among them dared to go on
record In that manner.
Even Senatoi Bailey, In announcing
that he would vote for It, declared his
"conviction that the bill is a vast 1m-
provement over the existing law." And
his side partner, Senator Tillman,' ad-
mltted that the bill marks "a great' ad-
vance." and he had the frankness to
Bay: "But for the work of Theodore
Rocsevelt in bringing this matter to
the attention of the country we would
not have any bill at all. The success
of the issue is largely due to his ad
This la going very far for senators
who had taken the attitude of these
two minority leaders, but not so far
as some other democratic senators who
agreed with Senator Teller In express
Ing the opinion "that the bill as
amended by the senate is a much bet
ter measure than when it came to the
The great mass of the people,- who
w,nt rmts -n "hose chief demand
throughout the long controversy has
been that the house bill be not weak
ened In the senate, will not fail to note
these admissions made in spite of par
tisan interest and following a fierce
partisan outbreak. They constitute a
fitting conclusion to a controversy in
which from beginning to end the dem-
ocratlo party in congress has offered
on this paramount subject no party
measure of its own as an alternative
t- the pending bill on which to submit
its case to the people
DIVIDED CANAL OPIXIOX
The diversity of expert opinion as to
the kind of canal that should be built
across Panama simply adds to the per
plexity of legislators If they undertake
to go on with the disappointing effort
to decide the question In the face of a
Strong probability that a settlement
cannot be reached between the two
house-, at this session of congress.
The original plan of De Lesseps was
for a sea-level waterway. It was
abandoned, however, after the French
company had long gone on with actual
work and the lock plan substituted
The first canal commission after ac
qulsltlon of the French rights was dl
vlded as to canal type. Then President
Roosevelt's advisory board of expert
engineers, after exhaustive study, dl
lded. eight favoring the Sea-level and
fl n l00 wheme. .The minority
were all American engineers, while
flv of th majority were foreign en-
Bineers. A majqrlty of the present
canal commission, the chief engineer,
Secretary Taft and the president him
self favor a lock canal.
Most of these facta have been devel-
oped and were perfectly known long
1 before congress convened. The senate
I canal committee has merely put In its
1 time rehashing them and mingling
I ever to the main question of type
I which is pressing for final answer. It
I is so wonder, therefore, that the com
initue divided close to the middle
It WOUld Indeed be gurprislug It
under all the conditions the session
should not wind up with a division of
congress itself, signally illustrating
a(,aln the old doctrine that too many
cooks spoil the. broth.
FREE PASS ABVSES.
In connectlou with the Indictment
of former Postmaster Crow on charges
of attempting to Influence members of
the federal grand Jury by the distri
bution of railroad passes the question
naturally arises, why the railroads
and there seems to be at least four of
them involved should furnish free
transportation for grand Jurors under
The railroads are known to have
been pretty liberal in the past In
granting "courtesies" to court officers
and court attaches and still more lib
eral to law-makers and legislative on
hangers, but that the pass system ex
tended down to the talesmen sitting
on Juries had only been suspected.
One can easily Imagine a case pre
sented to a grand Jury disclosing fla
grant law violation by high railroad
officials where every member of the
Jury was riding free back and forth to
his home by "courtesy" of the self
A prohibition of the Issue of free
passes for interstate transportation
has been included in the new rate bill,
although with too many exceptions,
and some similar law that will control
the Issue of free passes for transpor
tation wholly within state lines will
be Insistently demanded by the next
legislature to put an end to just such
practices as have been disclosed by
the indictment cited.
ZIMMAS AS MAYOR.
Mayor Zlmman has practically
closed his term of office as ex-officlo
inuyor of Omaha, to which he suc
ceeded upon the death of the late
Mayor Moores. Mayor Zlmman will
have the satisfaction of yielding up
the executive chair of the city without
having anything In the record for
which explanation or apology Is
Although mayor in his own right
for only two months, with no oppor
tunity In that short time to accomplish
any substantial reform, all will agree
that Mayor Zimman has at least filled
the position creditably both to himself
and to the city. The chief duty de
volving upon him outside of the ad
ministrative routine proved to be to
respond to the call for assistance for
the Pacific coast earthquake victims
and in setting in motion and superin
tending the relief work In Omaha he
demonstrated that he was fully up te
the requirements of the emergency.
While retiring as mayor, Mr. . Zim
man's services to the city are not to
be lostbecause he will remain a mem
ber of the council for three years
more, where his usefulness Is sure to
be enlarged by his brief experience In
the mayor's chair.
Members of the State Board of Pub
lic Lands and Buildings will investi
gate personally the conditions at the
Norfolk Insane asylum, against which
complaint has been made. This is
the proper move, for not only are the
warring officials entitled to a square
deal as between one another, but the
helpless inmates of the Institution
need protection against mistreatment
of every kind. The state maintains
these asylums for the benefit of af
flicted dependents rather than for the
officials who happen to be In charge,
and that purpose must be kept con
stantly In view by those responsible
for their management.
The impending annual apportion
ment of the Bchool fund promises to
distribute a larger sum than ever be
fore in the history of Nebraska, with
one exception. This money comes from
the Investment of the permanent
school endowment and the rentals of
school lands. A large Income in the
temporary school fund means that the
money has been kept fully Invested
and that the rentals are being
promptly paid. For this the members
of the state board charged with the
administration of this trust have a
right to claim some credit.
State Labor Commissioner Bush
recommends In his new annual report
a number of amendments to existing
legislation designed to extend the
scope and operations of the State La
bor bureau. The suggestions would
be very much in point for a state in
which industrial occupations predomi
nate, but in an agricultural state like
Nebraska there must be a limit some
where to the work of the labor bureau.
The federating of all our Improve
ment clubs ought to prove a good
thing for all concerned, especially If
it impresses the various Improvers
that there Is a limit to the amount of
money Omaha can spend for public
Improvements in any one year and
that the Improvements must be dis
tributed so as to meet the most press
ing needs and satisfy the greatest
A great ado Is made over the con
version of Jim North to the cause of
Bryanlsm. Heretofore as a federal
officeholder, under Qrover Cleveland,
Mr. North brought down on himself
all kinds or imprecations wnen ne re
fused to go into the free silver camp.
The only question now is whether he
has gone over to Bryan or Bryan has
come over to him.
Mayor-elect Dahlman is announcing
that he still stands on the platform
that was prepared for him during the
campaign. Wonder If he has his eyes
RakoST Sia 14aa.
It wtM Ihm Kill . I f. m rm r w that ar rmA
J. railroad president s aoa as ias yt Us
officials. It not only got th thrifty on.
but It got a plentiful supply of coal cars
Much has been said and written In ap
preciation of Carl rVhurs. but James Bryce
has summed It about all up In this: "Eu
rope has given no worthier cltlicn to Amer
ica." NaUhnn ( ttaelna.
Ft. Louts OIobe-Democrat.
Penators Bailey and Tlllnian are "canning
the horlion for republican converts to the
democratic party, which la like waiting
with a skimmer to catch larks when the
A Picnic for the ( onrti.
If those who are drawing up the railroad
rate bill a Washington differ so widely
and Va.lously as to the meaning of Its pro
visions, what a rlcnlc the courts will have
when they come to construing It!
St. Ixuils Olobe-Doniocrat.
It will require something more than a lot
of superannuated democratic senatorial golf
players to put President Roosevelt In a
hole. The president la thoroughly at home
on the links and understand! all the Ins and
outs of the game.
Why Vox Popall ftt Ragged.
Andrew D. White confesses to that tired
feeling sometimes when listening to the
voice of the people. The voice of the folks
Is a little rough occaslonnlly, especially
after sitting up with a monopolist who
holds all the cards and rskes In the tro
phies. Strange Charge of Dlaerimlnatldn.
Independent coal miners in southern
Wyoming have complained to the Inter
state Commerce commission that th Union
Pacific Railroad company has refused for
three years to haul their coal on any
terms. The Union Pacific controls a large
coal company with which the independents
would like to compete. This Is about ss
strange a charge of discrimination as has
ever been made. As a rule, railroads will
do some hauling for Independent producers
along their lines.
The Obvious Purpose.
New York Sun.
What Is obvious in the hubbub is the de
termination of the democrats to put the
president In a hole, If asseveration and
abuse can do It. They deal In half truths
and assumptions and nothing is more In
evidence than their coaching of Mr. Till
man, lest by saying too much the fat will
be In the fire. If they cannot make any
political capital out of the rate bill they are
bound to take a fall out of the president.
It Is a game they have played a long while
without scoring and they are losing at it
Concentration of Money Power,
Testifying before h house committee,
United States Senator Bulkeley said that
the effect of the life Insurance Investigation
In New York has been put to put the entire
business Into the hands of one man. When
asked who that one man was he whs silent.
I But he went on to say that twenty years
from now the great Insurance corporat'ons
existing today will own the major portion
of the Investment securities of the country.
They will control absolutely the finances of
the United States and of the world. Will
thft corporations still be In the hands of one
man? If so, what power that man will
- Rate BI" 1'oiupromlae.
Whether the president has "surrendered"
fn accepting the Allison amendment Is an
other and much larger question. The final
touches of the bill, as It goes to him for
signature, will throw, niore light on that
subject. But It may be said without disre
spect to the president that he has always
Intended to accept that degree of gompro
mlse which was necessary In the final
roundup, provided he could still obtain sub
stantial results. He is a great believer in
the half loaf. He once explained to a
friend his reason for a certain lack of defl-
nlteness In his announced program by
saving that he hoped to avoid anything so
specific ss to prove an embarrassment when
It came time to agree on the final terms.
The president has not wanted rates regu
lated by law suit. He has preferred that
degree of court review, conforming to tho
constitution, ' which would still leave nn
administrative body to carry out this work
In accordance with legislative standards,
with the courts to pass on Its keeping
within its proper province. Evidence accu
mulates that the president has secured sub
stantial results, although not his entire
THE THHIVIX; WEST.
Eastern People Obliged to Sit Ip and
' Take Notice.
, New York Mail.
Ther was a time when the east had to
"carry" the west. Everything out there
was done on borrowed money money bor
rowed from the east. Now the west pretty
nearly carries the east. It feeds us, and
buys our goods.
It is in the west that th foundation
values are produced. Eastern agriculture,
for Instance, I a local, subsidiary, mere
side-dish agriculture. The plec da re
sistance on every table come from th
west. Th west supplies not only the meat
and th bread, but generally th potatoes.
Th celery, the Brussels sprouts and th
strawberries may come from the east, but
th substantial are from the prairies.
The other day Judge W. H. Moore, re
turning from an Inspection trip over the
Rock Island and 'Frisco railroad systems,
"A thing that struck me In the southwest
Is that the farming 1 scientific. Th. peo
ple And out just what the soil will produce
before they plant It. The government and
th railroads have don a splendid work
for that country In placing tha farming on
this basis. Out In west Kansas and west
ern Nebraska they are raising, on what
were the seml-arld land, two crops of
alfalfa, and are making fairly successful
efforts In wheat culture. Only a few years
ago land In that region sold at $160 an
acre. The same lands now sell from 130
to 1(0 an acre. That speaks for Itself."
It Is In the west that scientific farming,
producing an increased yield by thorough
cultivation, is now getting In Its work
By means of It, grazing land Is going Into
agriculture all over the seml-arld west.
Year by year Texas, wher all public land
is state land, not l nlted state land, an
nually auctions off to the highest bidder
hundred of thousands of acre upon which
grasing lease have run out. Th central
and western parts of Kansas and Ne
braska, which were once held to be good
only for stock-raising purposes, are now
producing millions of bushels of wheat.
Alfalfa, with two to Ave crops a year, has
doubled th. producing power of much land
"Exhausted" farms ar. being converted, by
scientific tillage. Into highly productive ter
ritory. All this points toward a vlitta of Intelli
gent prosperity which la far beyond any
thing that the country has yet realised.
The tlm will yet com. when this wave of
agricultural Improvement will roll back
over eastern hills and meadows, but just
now it 1 the boundUss w'. which enjoys
U Uid& touch.
EDWARD ROSE WATER FOn SENATOR
Peralateatly Aaalnat f rrp(lo.
Valentine Republican (rep ).
Th Republican has slated before , that
personally there Is np other man whom It
would rather see elected United States
senator from Nebraska than E. Rosewater.
The main reasons for this opinion are
plainly set forth In the announcement.
Years ago he would have been elected
United States senator had he not made
political and corporate enemlea by a con
tinued and persistent effort upon corrup
tion and domination of corporstlon rule.
In the past thirty years he has been a
consistent champion of the people In fight
ing their battle, and many tlmea expending
much money, as well as time and energy,
without even taking a thought of reim
bursement. The great state of Nebraska
owes much to the Influence exerted by E.
Rust-water and now will have another op
portunity to do him honor in recognition of
his efforts to advance the welfure of the
Flttlngr Recognition of Service.
West Point Republican (rep ).
The Republican Is unable to see Serious
objection to his candidacy, unless It be
on the score of age. But, though he has
reached the allotted age, he Is, today, at
the very xenlth of his mental powers, and
his friends assert with confidence that
years of active, useful citizenship are still
before him. Edward Roeewater, through
out the many years of his Journalistic, ac
tivity, dealt many telling blows In behalf
of the republicans and republican principles,
and, should the senatorial toga be placed
upon him by the party at the close of his
useful and honorable career, It would be
but a Just and fitting recognition of his
I.Ike a Rock of (.ibraltar.
Sutherland Free Lance (rep.).
After numerous candidates have been
mentioned for the senatorial toga now
worn by Senator Millard, there comes the
announcement that Edward Rosewater,
editor of The Omaha Bee. Is a candidate.
His Is a name to conjure by In Nebraska,
for he Is a worthy representative of the
people and not a mere stock Jobber for
the corporations. A self-made man, he has
made the most of his opportunities, broad
ened the minds of thousands through the
medium of The Bee, done yeoman service
for the republican party and has a rare
spirit of high minded civic pride Hint pre
eminently equips him for the United States
senate. Such a mart, unassailable in his
opinions of right, has Incurred the bitter
enmity of political opponents, but like the
rock of Gibraltar he stands ImpregnsbK
a typical American and the peer of those
named for the United States senutorship.
His work for the good of the republican
party has ever been unceasing, oftimes la
borious, but ever in the front rank fight
ing for the best principles that obtain. He
deserves a substantial reward at the hands
of the people, and this should be the sen
atorahlp. His intimate knowledge of public
affairs, acquaintanceship with public men
and broad mlndedness makes him the Ideal
candidate. Let it be Senator Rosewater of
Quite a Sentiment.
Blooinington Advocate (rep ).
There seems to be quite a sentiment form
ing over the state In favor of Edward
Rosewater for the next United States sena
tor. There Is no doubt but what the gentle
man has the ability and stands right upon
all questions before the people. Our peo
ple might go a long way and not find a
better man than the editor of The Bee.
Nebraska Would He Heard.
Uehllng Times (Ind.).
Edward Rosewater is far the best man
put forward by Douglas county for United
States senator, and If elected Nebraska
will be heard of once more In the senate.
The people would know where the "Old
Man" could be found. It would hoUb
advocating the conducting of railroad and
coal mines as one corporation to the ex
clusion of other people who have mining
The Man for the ICmeraencr.
Plalnvlew Republican (rep.).
Just now the eyes of the people are
turned toward the United States senate.
That bod)' acts as if charmed by railroad
and corporate magnates. The rate bill as
It passed the house cannot go through the
senate without an amendment In the form
of a compromise. A great political up
heaval Is going on all over the country.
The voice of the people is heard demand
ing senators free from corporate influences.
Such a demand is fortunate for Rosewater.
That valiant old fighter Is certainly the
man for the emergency. His record along
those lines Is all that Is required to make
him popular. He Is In full sympathy with
the present administration and were he
In the senate at this moment he would
be striking telling blows for the rate bill.
Rosewater has enemies, It Is true, but
when they appear It will be hard to con
vince the public that they are not labor
ing for the corporations. Being a candi
date it Is a question whether the republican
parly dare turn down such a man at this
time. It cannqt afford to do It. There Is
a demand for Such a man as he Is In the
senate and, regardless of party, the people
will rally about him aa their foremost
champion of their rights. For the good
of the party we would like to se all
the ot.ior ambitious candidates clear the
track for Rosewater and If any animosity
exists swallow It for the future welfare
of their party.
Fearless Defender of th People.
VerdigTe Cltlien (rep.).
Th. writer ha known Mr. Rosewater
ever since he estamisnea rne nee, ana
In all these years we have never known
him to be anything but a fearless and
consistent defender of the people of Nt
braska. The state has been so poorly
represented In the upper house of con
gress for so many years thst the people,
and not th. corporations, should see that
Rosewater Is sent to the United States
senate for the next six years at least.
The Cltixen Is In favor of Edward Rose
water for United States senator in prefer
ence to any other man In Nebraska.
With Roosevelt on Big Questions.
Belden Progress (rep.).
Edward Roewater of th Omaha Be
has come out as candidate for United State
senator. The Progress believes he would
be a good man for the place and would re
ceive th support of the party If nominated
H. has spent most of his life fighting the
corporation and Is. w. believe. In a better
position to know what should or snouia not
be done than any man in the party. H
Is with Roosevelt on all questions of 1m
portance and Ms vote would always be for
th right. If he Is nominated h wilt make
good and graft will be suppressed whr
It Is In his power to suppress it. The rtele
gate to the state convention would act
wisely in giving blm th nomination.
Brain vs. Boodle.
Edward Rosewater will have a hard fight
to land himself In the United States senate
Mr. Rosewater has edited a paper In Ne
braska so long that ha knows th. tricks of
the corporations and if elected would be In
nnaitlon to checkmate some of their
moves In th plundering of th public.
therefore, he will hav th battle of his llf.
this fall. In th coming oontt It will b
brain vs. boodle snd In rights of this kind
brains som.Uni. win.
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Etchings of Life Amid th Rains of
the Fire-Swept City.
"It is had to have an earthquake." says
the San Francisco Chronicle. "It Is awful
to see half a city burned up. Possibly
It is worse (han either or both to be scan
dalously lied about. And It Is from this
third calamity that San Francisco and
California are now suffering. The stories
in the eastern dally and weekly press
have been bad enough, but they will be
properly coirected on later Information.
The worst offenders are the publishers
of the lower grades of sensational sub
scription books, who seem to believe that
the bigger the He the more money to b
male from it, and so long as they get
the money they would as soon He ss not.
We hsve before us a "prospectus' of one
of these forthcoming books, entitled, 'Ban
Francisco's Eearthquake Horror.' A lurid
picture represents the dome of the city
hall enveloped In flames and tumbling to
ruin. The cl'.y hall dome stands as straight
as ever It stood. It is a steel frame of
great height, and the earthquake shook
out the terra cotta filling. The prospectus
goes on to say, 'Beautiful and costly
buildings were tumbled into ruins, and
yawning chasms opened where they stood.'
All modern buildings withstood the shock.
No chasms, 'yawning' or otherwise, opened
In the city."
The spirit of the new San Francisco is
reflected In a sign tscked on a fire-scorched
post in the burnt district. It is thst of
a Arm which Is agent for eastern con
cerns dealing In arms, Implements and
sporting goods. It reads as follows:
PHIL H. BEKEART CO.. INC.,
r.30 Alameda Avenue,
Corner Park Street.
Liabilities ., ?
(April IS, not vet computed.)
Cash Nearly 18.X)
Nerve Over 1. onft.ono.no
Energv and possibilities I.flOO.SiiO.flO
Reputation About .30
Fixture 1 suit clothes. 2
fancy vests, 1 plug hat
It cost the California Wine association
about $l,0uo a bottle to bring to super
excellent maturity a few thousand doiens
of Its stock out of the hundreds of thous
ands of bottles contained in Us former
vaults on Thl'! street, near Townsend. Al-
though the- process was an expensive one.
It was aging at a rate which has never be
fore lieen equalled. The procedure pur
sued was that of fire, and It was performed
on April IS.
When the flames had performed tneir
work those bottles of wine which had
neither burst nor melted nor lost their
corks were withdrawn from the furnace
and transferred to the Casa Calwa building
of the California Wine association St 10
Townsend street. There they were plied
tin as relics of the conflagration, and an
opportunity for testing opinions as to the
character of their contenta were given oy
the drawing of corks from ssmples of
various kinds and brands of the flr.proofed
wines. The results were uniformly fa
vorable, though varying as to th. kinds
of wine which had come safely through
the furnace process. All of the dry wines
were found to have been much benefited,
but when the Burgundy came to be tasted
It was discovered that the California prod
uct had achieved a mellowness which sur
passed that of the far famed vintage of
Franc. Th , sweet w ine varieties were
even more advantaged by the heating pro
cess, and this wss especially notlceaol.
In the case of the sherries, which have
nothing to envy of their Spanish pro
genitor. Th connoisseur may enjoy th.
result, but it Is certain that the win.
makers will prefer to continue their normal
manner of producing their stock.
It Is estimated that there were a"out
IB.000,000 gallona of wine destroyed In San
Francisco by the fire.
Accounts full of human Interest and the
sense of drama continue to come from wit
nesses of the unforgettable calamity at
San Francisco. Two of the most Interest
ing are published In the current Issue of
Harper's Weekly In the shape of a graphlo
article by Herman WhlUker, author of The
Probationer, celfrd "The Human Drama at
San Francisco;" and a sympathetic page
of Impressions by Cecil Chard, called, with
brief Impresslveness, "The Long Pay." Mr.
Whltaker recounts a number of Interesting
Instances of the philosophic and generally
unselfish manner In which th. appalling
perplexities of the situation In th. stricken
city were met. He tells of meeting a
printer, who, before the earthquake, had
Lad steady employment.
"Chucked my Job." was his answer to my
question; "do you think I'd hang on to It
while hundreds of married men are hunt
ing for work?" At an Oakland restaurant
a slmilsr case occurred. A man applied
for work, and when the proprietor re
fused, he said: "I must have It. for I
hav a wife and children to support." Un
willingly enough th proprietor repeated
that he nould not employ any more men,
whereupon a waiter who waa passing set
down his tray of dishes, whipped off his
apron and handed It to the applicant.
"I have nobody but myself to look after,"
be said; "take my Job."
Scarcity t LassV Wool.
A prophet who predicted the Mont Pele
disaster, the eruptions of Vesuvius and th
San FTanelsco earthquake, says New York
will be destroyed within two years. This
Isn't likely, however, to worry Wall street
half as much as th scarcity of lambs,
which, according to recent reports. Is be
coming mor evident day by day.
Aetlvltl of th Pin
N.w York Trtbun.
Frsm Iceland to Ntw Zealand and from
Vesuvius and th Canaries to San Francisco
th earth ha rocentljr been glylng an ex
hibition which goes to show that It Is not
yt a dead world or even a finished world,
notwithstanding th long tlm geologists
affirm It has bn getting ready as s com
puted abode for man. And not va th
gogollts dax to predict th date waen
such disturbance will cms.
PER SOV 41. WOT El.
The Connecticut girl of 13 who gts a
Carnegie hero medal is not supersltiou
sbout tha number.
Prof. Sergei Andrelevltch Mouromtseff,
president of the lower house of th Russian
Parliament, has a chance to make a name
Poverty stares members of the Montana
legislature In the face. It Is positive that
neither Clarke nor Hclnxe will consent
to be candidates before It for the senate.
In saying that the government srvlc
offers no hope to the young man. Secretary
Shaw evidently had not heard of the rush
to the pie counter in Omaha. Hope hang
on while n slice remains.
Chief Engineer F. H. Newell of the gov
ern nent reclamation service is arranging
to Irrigate from 25.0CO to 30.000 acres of land
at the beginning of the present Irrigation
season from the Interstate canal between
Wyjmlng and Nebraska.
Carlos Wilson, a famous collector of
Napoleona, who had 2.000 volumes and 9,0")
portraits and rare prints of the greet
Corsican, lias Just died in Boston. His
collection la the finest in America, If not
In the world.
M. Fallleres, the new French president,
gets up between 7 and 8 and does bis hard
est work directly after his morning walk.
He devours all manner of books historical,
philosophical and literary snd his favorite
authors are Tolstoi and Vlgney.
James T. Armstrong, president of a
wealthy coke company in Pittsburg and
himself worth a deal of money, has just
returned from a voyage to Africa on a
sailing ship. He was enrolled as a mem- '
ber of the crew, but waa not called upon
to do any hard work, as he undertook
the voyage for his health. H. sailed from
New York last September and returned
to -lie same port a few days ago.
A SMILE OR TWO.
Elderly Aunt Your husband carries llf
Insurance, of course?
Young Wife For himself? No. Indeed!
He thinks so much of me, though, that h
has had my llf Insured for 110,000. Isn't
that thoughtful of him? Indianapolis News.
He (angrily) So there was a man artr
you when you married me, was ther?
She Yes, there was.
' Pool fool! 1 wish to heaven you bad
"1 did." Boston Transcript.
"Bragley's a publisher. Isn't he?"
"Not at all. What mad you .think
"He told me he was a disseminator of
"Ah, he's a bill clerk In the employ of the
gas company." Philadelphia Ledger.
"Cholly Saphedd has married that elderly
"How foolish of a mere boy to marry a
woman of fifty."
"Oh. 1 don't know. Better be an old
girl's darling than a young girl's slave."
Oldham I have decided to lay my fortune
at Miss rlmpletnn's feet.
Yungun Well, that ought to maka It a
trifle easier for her.
Oldham Easier for her?
Yungun Yes; to run through It. Colum
Aunt Rachel For mercy's sake, 'Mandv,
you're not going to wear that hideous hat,
I hope! Ifa horribly unbecoming.
Miss 'Mainly Why, blees your heart,
auntie, I couldn't maintain my position In
society Ave minutes If I should go out with
a becoming hat on my head this season.
Mrs. Muggins She eloped with-an octo
Mrs. Rugglns Eloped? Why didn't Sho
wsit and have a wedding?
Mrs. Muggins She wanted to, but you
soe he caught a severe cold and ah waa
afraid to take any chance. Philadelphia
"Soup seems very thin, waiter."
"Does It, sah. Dat's our best stock soup.
"Then It must be watered stock. I
spilled some on th tablecloth and It didn't
leave the slightest stain." Cleveland Plain
"You objected to Jack because he had to
work for a living, didn't you mama?"
"Yes, my dear. He doesn't belong ta our
Well. It's all right now. May hn call
Has someone left him a fortune?'
'No. but he' lost his Job." Cleveland
WOSK1 MEN A0MIHH.
I hsve read whole reams descriptive
Of the women men admire;
Read desrtptlons of their bonnets,
of the style of their attire.
Read of how they do their hair up,
How they talk and how they look
But I v never seen them mentioned
As the woman who can cook.
I have read th brand of powder
That they wear upon their face;
I know of th brand of corset
That around their forms they, lacef
1 know of their education.
Where they went and what they took;
But I've never seen then) mentioned
A the woman who can cook.
No writer tell a fellow
He should swift attendance dance '
On the maiden who has studied
How to build a pair of pan Ik;
Who goes singing round the kitchen
Olad and blithely as a brook
Through a valley; on th rnaldn
Who has studied haw to cook.
But what would we be without hr, .
Who, her dimpled elbow bare.
In a white and starchy aoron.
And a whit cd on her hair.
Trip about a spotless kitchen.
With a rapt and thoughtful look.
And her cheeks aa red aa rows
The sweet women who can cook.
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