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FRIDAY, JUNE , 1006.
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. B. ROSEWATIR. editor.
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whei out or TOWS.
Sab.crtbera leaving- tka city tem
porarily ahomld kava Tka Bea
mailed ta tkeaa. Addreaa will ba
rkaagt aa aftea aa reqaeeted. ..
If th Pennsylvania la to discharge
all employes for making "easy money"
there will be a lot of promottona on all
the roads.
Some of our democratic friends evi
dently do not take so much pride in
'that "backbone" after. election as they
did before election. '), .
., Binger Hermann's, trial has been
postponed " again' Luck haa not en
tirely deserted Oregon statesmen who
yielded to the glamor.
The announcement that the ''ter
rorists" have decided to suspend bomb
throwing in Russia will give officials
"time tqjeiial.h.elr.JfeowDproofs. ,
Robert A. Grannla, alleged keeper
of the "yellow dog' fund, evidently
made the mistake of talking before the
statute of limitations had run.
. It .la not the first time that the
'"antis" have hitched up with the pre
ferred candidate of , the democratic
organ for a republican nomination.
It should not be so difficult for the
ciar to dismiss his cabinet after bis
experience with the grand dukes, but
the army is not now busy in Man
churia .." '
When Mr. Bryan's boom for the
presidency- is launched at Madison
Square garden, what apology will he
have to offer for calling New York
"the enemy'a country? .
Texas is one of the states which
finds joy in the economies of Hettle
Green.1 since it enablea her son to re
lieve the monetary situation during
times of political stress.
Perhaps If Mr. Cassatt had known
the possibilities in the office of chief
clerk of motive power on the Pennsyl
vania road he might have demanded a
larger salary as president. ,
la the light of recent petitions of
railway employes the passage of the
employers' liability act by votes of cer
tain senators may show that some rail
roads believe fair exchange is no rob
bery. 'J-
... :
Australia must feel mat the Indus
trial combination is not essentially an
American problem since the first bill
to be Introduced In the federal parlia
ment 'deals with the antipodean
"trust.' V
Candidate Harris of Kansaa is said
to bii "dodging - the democratic plat
form." As that document .covered al
most e,very political point that has
ever been raltted. the candidate must
be exhibiting unusual agility.
" Secretary Wilson is asked to certify
to the sufficiency of government Inspec
tion of. meat products but the certifi
cate will probably issue only on ap
proval at the White House and the
president has already gone on record.
When he wrote that platform for
Mayor Dahlman. Mr. Hitchcock verv
negligently failed to insert this plank:
"Appointive offices for democrats
only." Why the omlealon? Was it
becsuse he waa angling for republican
In their desire to show Italy, thai it
Is still considered a part of the triple
SHI ace Germany and Austro-Hungary
gently Intimate that the business of
preserving the peace of Europe has
ot been entirely given over to Great
BrliaU, Trance and Russia' "
'It is becoming apparent that the
dste fixed some time ago by competent
obnervers for the adjournment of con
gress near June 20 may have to be
pushed considerably forward. The
form asoumed by the meat inspection
question under the reports transmitted
by the president puts the matter In s
new and unexpected light and stirs np
Interests and controversial forces which
will consume a good aeal of time
which did not enter Into earlier calcu
lations. If congressional committees
sre to go to Chicago to make a person
ally conducted investigation, congress
msy ss well prepsre Ut celebrste the
Fourth of July st Washington.
Unanticipated further delays are
also developing in the adjustment of
differences between the house and the
senste. The statehood conference
bids fair to eventuate in a break, to
such an extent that threats are re
ported from Senator Foraker and oth
ers representing the senste majority
to attach an enabling nH for the inde
pendent admission of Oklahoma as a
rider to one of he appropriation bills,
which would Inevitably protract the
deadlock. The hitches that have oc
curred in the rate bill conferences are
likewise time consumers. Meanwhile
the appropriations, which hsd been de
ferred to an unusually late stage ot
the session, sre going forward slowly.
So far, too, they have been kept in the
way of the pure food bill which came
from the senate many weeks ago, and
the tide of public sentiment pushed on
by the Chicsgo meat disclosures could
not go much further without com
pelling the house to act on that bill
With one full week of June already
gone, congress will have to work over
time and with unprecedented rapidity
If it gets into position to adjourn any
where near the date upon which hope
was fixed, no matter how eager con
gressmen may be to get back home to
construct and repair fences.
The Philippine bill may now be dis
missed as dead for the resent session,
although it hsd early passed the house
and there had been some hope of re
viving it in spite of the summary man
ner in which it was squelched in com
mittee In the senate. Nevertheless the
measure, aiming to carry out a liberal
and helpful policy toward the people
of our new far eastern dependency ad
mittedly in need of aid. is one that Is
bound to come under the lime light ss
soon ss other pressing matters nearer
home are disposed of. The abolition
or. reduction of Import duties on com
modities In which the Philippines sre
especially Interested does not properly
raise the broad tariff question at nil,
because they are under the sovereignty
of the United States and in a substan
tial sense s part of the commonwealth.
It is of course a subject within the
jurisdiction of congress,-but no meas
ure hss come before thlsWsaton which
had been the subject of such 'thorough
and prolonged previous consideration.
The bill was an administration meas
ure In the sense that naturally the Ad
ministration had taken extreme pains
to prepare and Illuminate the subject
for the benefit of congress. Secretary
Taft came into the cabinet from a
notably successful administration In
the Philippine islands, and under his
direction s bill was drawn represent
ing the results of experience on the
ground. The subject was then elabo
rately studied In the house committee
and the bill revised and improved be
fore it was sent to the -enate.
A matter so important in its bearing
both upon the welfare and upon the
sentiments of the eight million Fili
pinos under our tutelage cannot be
finally foreclosed nor long held up by
a mere committee of ene branch of
The result of the investigation which
President Cassatt promises the author
ities of the Pennsylvania Central will
make of their own doings in regard to
the acceptance of gratuities from fa
vored patrons of the road la discounted
in advance. The, public would not be
quieted by such a proceeding in this
esse any more than they were when
the Insurance scandal reached such a
stage that the big life companies be
gan to appoint committees to "investi
gate" themselves.
The partial Inquiry before the Inter
stste Commerce commission into - the
one matter of the' relations between
the road's officers snd sgents and coal
companies demonstrates a widespread
system of. wrongful practice. The
commission's net has caught offenders
wherever it has been dropped. The
officers and agents, almost without ex
ception when Interrogated under oath,
have testified not only that they them
selves accepted gifts of stock snd other
gratuities, in some cases aggregating
hundreds of thousands of dollars, but
that their predecessors , and others in
like places did the same. It is shown,
in short, to have been a. general cus
tom, and to have -prevailed even in
headquarters among officers who daily
touched elbows with President Cassatt
himself. ' ;
That the existence of such a. system
could have been unknown all these
years to the topmost authorities in
charge of the road, even if it be as
sumed tbst they had no active part or
interest in it. Is simply Inconceivable.
One of the assistants to President
Caaaatt, who confe&sea to immense
stork holdings acquired by gift, testi
fied that the latter must have known
the facts as they 'awere generally
known. . , . ..
It Is not' surprising, therefor, that
ths entire Pennsylvania press is' pro
testing that a more conclusive sod fx-
t tensive investigation, one that shall
jbe authoritative and ruulcal like that
of the Armstrong special legislative
committee In New York Into life Insur
ance, ahull be made covering all great
classes of freight as well ss that of
coal. What Is already known is con
clusive for showing that more and all
must be in like manner known. The 1
emphatic demand of the republican
platform just adopted to this effect
will, it is asserted, be repeated In the
platforms of the other parties, and It
Is being daily reinforced by othen
forms of expression of public opinion.
It must be apparent to all observers,
that no effort of self-investigation In
this case can avail to stave off or gloss
over the results of complete official
publicity. If that be the purpose. The
matter has gone so far thst It cannot
stop till the whole subject has been
turned Inside out.
The recommendations of the grand
Jury report brings it back to the county
board and sheriff to attempt to reach
a new and more satisfactory arrange
ment for the feeding and maintenance
of inmates of the county Jail.
The grand Jury practically endorses
the position taken by The Bee snd
voiced In the county board by Com
missioners Solomon and Brunlng, that
the contract for feeding the prisoners
should be separate and distinct from
the purchase of Jail supplies, bedding,
clothing, etc. The order of the board
fixing a lump sum per day to cover
both the food for the prisoners and
the supplies for the jail has proved
unsatisfactory from all points of view,
just as was to have been expected. The
sheriff has never Indicated his ac
ceptance of the proposition and has
been withholding his bills with a view
to claiming the maximum statutory
compensation as of right, while the
complaints of Inadequate supplies
have been found and verified by the
grand Jury.
The people of Douglas county can
not afford to have the present jail sit
uation continued indefinitely. The
county should have -a settlement up
to date and start out on a new deal,
letting the county buy the jail sup
plies, as heretofore, and entering into
a feeding contract at a reasonable
price, that will ' neither allow the
sheriff to make a big profit and yet
enable him to furnish wholesome
meals without loss. The best wsy to
arrive at the price woula be by a show
ing of the actual cost of the present
jail meals, with a reasonable margin
for variation of the market and for a
fair profit.
It was never the intention of the
lawmakers that the jail feeding con
tract chould be a source of big rev
enue to the sheriff nor that he should
be called upon to go down Into his
own pocket to feed the prisoners in
his custody. '
: The "antis" could not make a more
palpable confession of their weakness
than by their attempt ' to Juggle the
ballot forr the coming' 'primary In the
hope of sneaking a few delegates under
the tent by wholesale disfranchisement
of the voters. Their alleged com
promise offer to divide the delegation
was an admission that they were
beaten, because no one ever suspected
them of being willing to give up half
a delegation so long as they had the
faintest hope that they could get It all.
Not being able to work their bluff for
half a delegation, they proclaim their
willingness now to tske two or three
delegates, or any number that they can
get by stealth. If they believe what
they assert, that Edward Rosewater
cannot command the backing of a ma
jority of the republicans of Douglas
county for his senatorial candidacy,
why don't they come out In the open
with a delegation tor their preferred
candidate and make a square fight?
The county store makes a showing
of considerable saving on the cost of
supplies doled out during the past year
as compared with the year before. It
ought to make a showing on the right
side of the ledger under conditions
that have prevailed here with a mild
winter, allowing every ablebodted per
son to keep employed without appeal
ing for relief to the county. Had the
county store failed to show a material
.saving with such prosperous times
there would have been good grounds
for a rigid investigation.
Douglas county doubtless needs
larger Jail facilities, but it Is useless
to spend any money In enlarging the
present county jail. When the time
comes a new jail should be built in
some other location, possibly in con
nection with a criminal court building,
and the Jail should have a work house
attachment, where prisoners can be
made to earn at least their own keep
instead ot boarding at the expense of
the taxpayers as now.
People are cautioned on penalty of
being called to account in the police
court, to put on their politest manner
when the school census enumerator
comes around and manifests his curios
ity about the number of children of
school age harbored on the premises.
It might not be a bad idea, however,
to caution the school census enumera
tors to put on their politest manners,
too, when making their rounds.
What has become ot all the evi
dence of Illegal registration and
fraudulent voting gathered by those
Imported Chicago detectives? The
grand Jury has met and adjourned
without bringing In a single Indict
ment for illegal voting at either the
primary election or the regular elec
tion. It seems strange that a contractor
from Illinois should get the Job of
overhauling and reburnlshlng the
wood work in the federal building at
Omaha. The only rational eiplana-
tion Is tbst local rontrsctors and me
chanics have all they can do In new
buildings without bothering with such
lie eeH It law.
Washington Poet
With 5.(i00 women demanding- hla resigna
tion. It looks aa la Senator Hmoat la en
titled to a little sympathy from the man
who ha only one woman fussing with htm.
at Woman's Artlvlllea.
New York Tribune.
Hven the moat crabbed male derlder of
women's rluha will admit that the federa
tion's action at Its Ut. Paul convention. In
casting the Influence ef the onranlsatlon In
favor of the pure food hill, waa credltahle
and fell within the acopa of woman's proper
actlvlttea. i
F t-akel aa Tkeaa.
Chicago Record-Herald.
The pending pure food bill, which has
passed the aenate, should also pnsa the
house. The representatives who oppose It
will do well to think twlca before they go
back to their constltuenta for re-election
with labels of their own which show them
to be the enemies of honesty In the food
Exaerleaee Demolishes it Theory.
Philadelphia Record.
A rourt In tncaster has decMed thst a
corporation cannot be criminally libeled be
cause it cannot suffer mental anguish or
wounded feelings. That waa undoubtedly
good law before the present Investigations
were Instituted, but It seems aa though the
Interstate Commerce commission could In
flict mental anguish even on a corporation.
Kraater Cobnrn af Kansaa.
Kansaa City Journal.
It Is aafe to a.y there will be very little
bitterness mixed with the disappointment
among the unsuccessful candldatea for the
senatorial appointment. Mr. Coburn Is not
a politician and represents no faction.. It
Is fitting that thla honor should come to
him after. the long years he has spent In
building up the Interests of Kansaa and
adding to the prosperity and happiness of
Its people. It la Juat possible that the peo
ple wilt be so well pleased with his appoint
ment that they may conclude to extend
his term of. service six rears longer. As
It Is, not only Is Mr. Coburn to be con
gratulated on thla fine appreciation of hta
merits, but Governor Hoch la to be felici
tated upon the wisdom of lile choice.
Ianaeraai Ftare af the Pack In ax
Hoaae Report.
Chicago -Record-Herald.
There Is one point In the statement le
aned by the packers In reply to the govern
ment report that ahould receive the widest
public notice and the strongest emnha-ila.
It relates to Inspection after slaughter.
The packers. In view of the senaatlonal
and sweeping charges now current, are
right In aaytne; that the short paragraph
on that important feature of the caae la
not calculated to make the Impression It
should make If the public la to be duly
"Inspection afjter slaughter," say the
commissioners, "appeara to be carefully
and conBclentknialjr' made." After killing
the carcasses are well washed and handled
in a fairly sanitary and cleanly manner, at
least until they,, reach the. cooling- room,
and the parte .that leave the cooling room
for treatment In bulk are also handled
with regard to .cTeanllneae.
Thla aeems to dispose of much of the
loose talk about diseased meat reaching
the American' markets In, alarming quantl
tiea. Falmaas-.fequire that sufficient stress
ahould be lald' orU this testimony of the
' ' ; i
If He Were Bat Yoaagr.
LJncoln Journal, (rep.).
If Irenso Crounse were ten or twenty
years younger he would make a atlr In sen
atorial matters. - He la now 73 years old
and will he 73 at the time of the election.
That would make him on the edge of iO
at the expiration ot hla term.
The lllaaleal Candidate.
Grand Island Independent (rep.).
The launching of the veteran Lorenso
Crounse of Douglas county as a candidate
for I'nlted Slates senator la probably more
local in Its news importance just now than
It Is of atate importance. While the ex
governor haa a hoat of' frlenda out over
the atate, the fact that hla aon-ln-law
la a prospective candidate for the aama
office on the other aide of the house, log
ically or llloglcally, will be decidedly
against him, and it Is not at all Improb
able that, as aoon aa the impetus of the
launching has been exhauated, the Crounse
boom wtll be anchored then and there, to
go no further. Buch at any rate would
seem to be the prospect.
Itmt a Rash Gaeaa.
Fremont Tribune (rep.).
As between Mr. Crounae and Mr. Roae
water our guess would be that Mr. Roae
water will skin Mr. . Crounae in Douglas
county In abort meter, and thua eliminate
Mr, Crounae from the senatorial race.
Ploaaaat Ttaae la Preapect.
Sioux City Journal (rep.).
Former Governor Iremo Crounae of
Nebraaka haa been endorsed for the aen
atorship by the Fontanelle club of Omaha.
Ha la a relative of Gilbert M. Hitchcock,
the owner of the World-Herald who sejka
the democratic support for the aenate.
8hould Crounse survive the contest with
Editor Rosewater for the Douglas county
delegation, he ought to have a pleasant
time during the remainder of the fight.
It hia aon-ln-law la to be hla opponent.
Fremont Herald (dem ).
It will appear not less than a oaae of
Ingratitude on the part of Mr. Crounae
IO aiiempi IO wrrpi uiv puuii ueir-BHiiuu
from "Edward Rosewater, because the rec
ord reada that the Roaewater hand has
been employed, and almost directly respon
alble for the lifting of Mr. Crounae to posi
tions of prominence in Nebraaka and at
Beloaaa ta the resell Aa.
Norfolk Presa (rep.).
Crounae la a good man all right enough,
but he is old enough to belong to the fossil
age and there ta no need to add to thu
collection of fosalls In the t'nlted States
Keep It la the Paaally. '
Hastings Tribune (rep.).
It certainly doea seem strange to aea the
World-Herald floating a republican sena
torial boom. Gilbert M. Hitchcock, editor
of the World-Herald, and who is a demo
cratic candidate for aenator, ha. tied up
with aome of the republican wire pullers
of the Fontanelle club and will try to
make ex-Oovemor Crounse the republican
senatorial candidate. The World-Herald
launched the Crounae boom Saturday
morning In true democratic style. To eom
It may look a. though thi. waa purely a
move on the part ot the World-Herald to I
kill off the Rosewater .aentlment that continue-
to grow, but the truth of It la ex
Governor Creunee Is the father-in-law of
Mr. Hitchcock, and therefore thla move
meat Is taken by Hitchcock ta keep
senatorial honors In the family.
Miner Scenes and tneldenta Skelrked
aa the
The Inalienable right of petition fcr
whlrh John Qulncy Adams thundered lr
the way-back days haa been worked to
the limit this year. The strenuous activi
ties of congress brought to that hmly a
great variety of petitions, some couched In
humble tones, some appeals. othe com
mands. A noticeable feature of the deluge
Is the systematic Industry of petition
makers. The earmarks of their act'vl'y
are visible In sameness of language an.t
copied nimes. It Is not an ea:gcritnn
to say that of the hundreds of thousands
of petitions that All committee rooms, fie
speaker's room, the vice president's room
and nearly every available niche In the
eapltol. W per cent are the marhlne-maf'e
article and have been obtained by a sys
tematic, use of club and lodge registers,
labor and patriotic organisations and pos
sibly t per cent are the bona fide (spre
slona of individuals who have signed their
own names.
Thla session the greatest number of petl
tlons have been presented in favor o? what
are known as labor bills, such ss the anti
Injunctlon bill, the employers' liability hi!',
the clght-hotir bill, the Immigration h)'
and the pure food bill. On the railroad
bills the petitions have nearly all. if not
all. been Inspired by Mr. Fuller, represent
ing the Railway Employes' association.
For the Immigration bill thousands upon
thousnnda of petitions have been presented
all alike snd the signatures In esch bear
ing the same characteristics. Mr. Taylor,
representing the Junior Order I'nlted Amer
ican Mechanics, haa an office in Washing
ton and by using the vast chain of lodges
throughout the country he haa been ohle
to amother senators and members of the
nouse witn petitions, each a counterpnrt
of the other. In like manner the nntt
Bmoot petitions were procured.
President Roosevelt haa an account at the
Rlggs National bank In thla city. The
bookkeepers have no end of trouble keep.
Ing the president's balance straight, and.
In fact, are never able tu bring the ac
count up to date. This Is because so many
people who get checks Jrom the president
fall to cash them, preferring to preserve
the checks as Souvenirs.
This fad bn the part of the autograph
hunting public saves several hundred dol
lars for the president every year. A sur
prisingly large number of peraons are will,
Ing to pay from II to 110 for an uncuahed
check of the president's. Consequently
when drafts are Issued for small amounta
over the president's signature they are apt
to fall into the hands of collectors. There
la a standing order for small Roosevelt
checks at the stores of tradespeople who
supply the White House. The result of all
this la that there Is always a large number
of Roosevelt checks unaccounted for. so that
the bookkeepers at the Rlgga bank are
never able accurately to settle his account
A few months ago the president appointed
a committee to make a thorough Investlga.
tion of the business methods of each of
the several departments at Washington
with a view to ridding them of some of the
red tape ways of doing things.
Secretary Bonaparte, on being inter
viewed by this committee, told the follow
ing story, which beautifully Illustrates the
free use of red tape In the g-overnment
"One of the naval officers on a certain
ship desired to chsnge a thermometer
from one side of the vessel to the other,
assigning very good reasons for doing so'
Thla could not be done, according to naval
regulation, however, until he had carried
the matter to the ahlp's commander, and
through him to me. I readily consented to
the proposed change, which cost Just SS
cents- cents for the postage and station
ery and. 3. cents for -the nail and' the wear
and tear on the hammer.','
An official of one of the departments at
Washington aays that whenever he en
countera an unknown person of distin
guished appearance he la reminded of an
amusing experience of the private secretary
to a late secretary of war.
It appear, that thi, private aecretarv.
before he got well acquainted, paid llttio
attention to persons he did not know to
be of importance. One day there entered
the ante-room a member of the cabinet
whom the private secretary had never Been
befora. Being Ignored by the secretary for
a conaiderable time, the distinguished v.
Iter finally entered the room of the head
of the department unannounced. Undoubt
edly he made complaint In the matter, for
the next day the private aecretarv received
a reprimand from his chief.
The very next day one of the first per
sons to enter the private secretary'- room
waa a distinguished looking old man with
a long, patriarchal beard. Bearing In mind
his experience of the day before the prl
rate secretary received his visitor with
every mark of conalderation. With a polite
bow he offered a chair to the old gentle
man. who accepted it. not without an ex
preeslon of Borne wonderment, s fact the
private secretary himself observed. The
latter aeated himself opposite hi. dlstln
gulshed caller and, with hi. most engaglnjr
smlla. asked:
"And now, sir." what can I do for you
"Oh. nothing much." replied the man
with the patriarchal beard. 'Tve dropped
In to wind the clocks." .
While traveling from Pittsburg to Wash
ington a few days ago Congressman Harry
Maynard of Virginia was robbed of his
watch and money In a sleeping car. Next
night ha left the capital on a night boat
for Norfolk. Just as he got on board he
found that he was moneyless once more,
though he had caahed a falr-alxed check
that morning. Then he yelled loudly for
the key to hla stateroom. "I'm going to
lock myaelf In." he said, "and see If I can
get to Norfolk without losing anything
else." Half an hour later, after the' boat
had swung down the stream, the door of
Maynard's stateroom opened and he
j ,h0l,ted for
porter. "See If you can find
my grip, said the Virginia statesman.
The porter couldn't find It, for Maynard
had left It In the cab which brought him
to the wharf.
Puring a heavy rainstorm on Friday last,
while the senate was In executive aesslon,
a stream of water dripped Into the cham
ber from a leak In the skylight.
"Pay no attention to It," Senator Tillman
aald to Senator Spooner. at whose feet the
water was splashing, "there's always a
leak from an executive session."
C'oaatry's Money Yelorae.
Springfield Republican.
The money volume of the country goee
on increasing fnster than population the
per capita circulation on June I reaching
the hitherto unequalrd figure of 132 45.
Even at the height of the Inflation period
of the civil war the per capita circulation
never rose above 121. The Increase of soma
:i.4.m.(i0 in the circulation last month was
due almost entirely to gold Imports and
production, national bank circulation for
the first time la months showing little ex
pansion. A Oeelrahle laaavatlea.
New York Tribune.
There may be room for deliberation and
debate over specific details of the plan, but
there ran be no question that a parcel
post aya.em. In both domestic and foreaa
i mm, is o amrion as 19 oe in lis puart
j of an urgent nerettlty.
Nthe tropics they speak of the com
ing summer as "next hot weather."
li That applies here too. You want'
to prepare for it with light, comfortable
clothes. Kirschbaum two-piece suits
(coat and trousers) are! worn with soft
shirt and a belt cooL serges, flannels,
tropical worsteds, s
Ask for Kirxhbaum Gothes (War
ranted). Good stores everywhere, $ 1 2
tO $30. for labd) ;
Wear the Eastern Styles.
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Berg-Swanson Company -
Hamlin Garland, the author, haa been
compelled to abandon hla trip abroad on
account of ill health.
A life saver recently refused to give his
name. There wss a limit to his courage.
Ha waa afraid of a Carnegie medal.
The kiag of Spain Is extremely fond of
the pleasures of the table, and haa Ave
meals a day, at S a. m., 11 a. m., 4 p. m..
T p. m. and :30 p. m.
Clarence H. Mackay has donated JSO.OOO
to- the Cnlveralty of Nevada for the con
structlon it a building In memory of his
father, John- W. Mackay.
Scotty." the Death Valley miner, who
haa been spasmodically spectacular, hav
ing left his theatrical troupe stranded In
Chicago, la living up to hla own reputation
of being a bad actor.
Daniel N. Ixckwood. the man who nomi
nated Grover Cleveland for mayor of Buf
falo, governor of New York and for presi
dent of the United States, died last Friday
in Buffalo. He haa held mny prominent
political positions in hla state.
Major General O. O. Howard of the
union army and Lieutenant General
Stephen D. Lee of the confederate force,
are considering the possibility of their
collaboration In the writing of a history
of the civil war. These two men are the
surviving army commanders of the north
and south, respectively, were classmates
at West Point and graduated together In
1864. They have never ceased to be warm
personal friends, even when bearing arms
In hostile forcea.
Newltt Of course, every - young man
thinks he'd be perfectly happy if ha could
only have hla own way.
Wise Yes, and the older he grows the
happier he la to think that he didn't have
It. Philadelphia Press.
"This man." explained the hospital doc
tor, "la the victim of athletics.'
"Ah. overtrained, I suppose."
"No, he never trained a bit. The fellow
who hit him had,, though. "-Philadelphia
"Whnt la the thin man declaiming
"Why. that'a Frof. Blueberry from Bos-
t0"it Is? What's he saying?"
"He Is insisting that there la no possible
Impurities In canned beans." Cleveland
"Did he offer you the Insult of a bribe?"
asked the new alderman.
"Catch him offering anybody a bribe!
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exclaimed the alderman from the 'Steenth
ward. "The dirty tightwad wanted me tc
do It for nothing'." Chicago Tribune.
Flrat Landlady What do you think ol
this meat agitation?
Second Landlady It', fine for busine...
New York 8un.
"Oh, yes. She tried her beat to keep him
from falling In love with her."
"With what results?"
"Awful ha didn't." Cincinnati Commer
cial. Knlcker Does your wife hsve you watet
the plants while she la away?
Booker Yes; I just put them under tht
place where the bath room floor leaks.
N.-ar York Sun.
"I see that the state of Tennessee I. In
be repre.ented by a fiddler In the I'nlted
Statea aenate."
"Oh, well, what of It? Somebody's al
ways manipulating the string, there, any
way." Chicago Record-Herald.
J. W. Foley In New York Timee.
I am very tired or money in. tna aostraci
sense of course.
Though, my feellnga notwithstanding, I
appreciate Ita force;
But the thought comes to me sometimet
that I'd like to end my His
In some place there were no dollars, duns.
debts, checks, drafts, notes, or bills:
I've supreme contempt for riches all 1
want la what I need.
For a half way decent living, but thit
madness gone to seed
That would garner fruit of millions othet
man may have-not I
Juat excuse me for a minute there's a dol
lar going by. ,
I've no hungering for million., for I know
that wealth haa wlnva,
Though I'm frank to say that money will
buy lota of pretty things;
But this never ending struggle Just to get
a dollare mora
To a man of my conviction. Is an ever
lasting bora;
And the current weekly wonder as to what
will be my share
In the scramble after dollars almost drives
me to despair.
For a lodge In aome vast wilderness, quite
moneyless, I sigh
Just excuse me for a minute there's a dol
lar going by.
I'm aware It's Inconsistent to go out snd
bring It in.
But somebody else would get It. so It
hardly seema a sin;
And the fact la that I need It, aa a con
crete essence which
Will enable me to dine with all the
splendor of the rich;
But the abstract dollar fills me with no
feeling but disgust.
And I only go and chase It because wis
dom says I must;
I would preach a little longer, but, alas,
the pitcher's dry ...
And I think I hear the Jingle of a dollar
going by.