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' aheald bit The Be
aaallad ta tkeaa. Address will ba
It Is - hardly, probable that ' Pat
Crowe wilt place: Philadelphia on his
When railroad presidents disagree
the public sometimes gets a peek at
the inside workings of those sanctified
William Nelson Cromwell ha evi
dently taken -the sphynt as hia exem
plar and his secret is .doubtless
It never rains but it pours In Mis
souri. .A water famine comes Just as
Governor Folk has succeeded in "put
ting on the lid" in St. Louis, county.
While no review by court is pro
vided in the meat inspection law, few
federal Judges refuse a testralnlng or
dertwhen the bill of complaint is filed.
Des Moines hotel keepers are about
the only people who look forward with
self-assurance to the meeting of the
coming atate convention of Iowa re
publicans. The same brand of democratic har
mony seems to pervade, the city hall
between the council chamber and the
mayor's office this week that was there
If congress Is to adjourn this month
a new record will have to be made In
the rapidity, of enactment of bills or
some members will be kept busy mak
No need of Omaha and Lincoln
quarreling over the home-coming re
ception ' to Colonel Bryan. There
OVght to be quite enough Bryan glory
to go around for all.
It Is quite a concession for a hide
bound democratic paper to admit that
the republican partjf was at any stage
of its oareer pure and Innocent and
Imbued with high Ideals.-
Should the government decide to
keep title to all coal lands now owned
by it. there might be less trouble be
tween miners and operators when new
wage- scales are to he signed.
The tribute paid by John Sharp Wil
liama to Chairman Wadsworth would
never have been pronounced had the
.democratic leader not wanted foil
for h'l sh.ut at the White House
It Is now aeiiled, dedoitely that Gov
ernor Mickey -M1l locate in Omaha and
make his residence here at the expira
tion of his present term in the execu
tive office. Omaha welcomes all ex
goverpors -,,1, :
- Tha Norwegians of Amerii-n who
have returned to tbe land of their na
tivity to see a king crowned will prob
ably come back better satisfied with
republican Institutions, although King
Haakon miKht.do much to making
In their endorsement of Colonel
Bryan aa a candidate for president
some conservative v democrau want It
distinctly understood that they are not
endorsing all his political. Ideas while
others re thinking so much of the
loaves and fishes thst they hsve for
gotten bis record.
J ' ! i.'.- .'. J
Is it 'possible tbst son-in-law's
World-Herald has altogether forgotten
that oft-repate4 question, which it
thought such a live Issue two months
apt) "Are you a republican or are
yoa a rontaoelle?" Has the Fonta
Belle's eodoraeroeo. f 'father-in-law
impaired; atila's,4ue.mpfrT...V- ' .'
xinsniTT or i.orAtirrcTto.
The very strictness of the proposed
national inspection of live stock and
meat for interatate and foreign com-
merce creates the necessity of more
adequate protection of public health
under state and municipal authority.
If the Inspection bill becomes a law
in the form in. which it has passed
the house, the meat of animals slaugh
tered by those who raise them can be
lawfully transported by common car
rier, even In interstate and foreign
commerce, without the Inspection cer
tificate required for'mwat prepared at
In any event the inevitable tendency
will be not to ship diseased and unfit
live stock to markets under drastic
national Inspection where they would
be detected and rejected and, of course,
such animals would not be used for
the owner's consumption. There is
obvious danger that unscrupulous own
ers either would daughter and sell
them in nearby local markets or dls
Iose of them to unscrupulous buyers,
through whom they would reach the
The only possible way in which this
danger can be met is by adequate local
inspection laws, and over this the na
tional government confessedly has no
Jurisdiction, nor do existing state laws
in the customary degree of enforce
ment hitherto In most states afford
protection. The packing establish
ments that honestly obey the national
inspection law, as well ss the local
meat consumer, are entitled to this
The sword of Justice nas surely fallen
with lightning swiftness on the Phila
delphia kidnaper, who within a day. of
capture was indicted, tried and sen
tenced to twenty years solitary impris
onment for his heinous crime, snd the
execution of his sentence actually be
gun. The legal record Is as extraor
dinary as the offense that Is its sub
ject. Of the fact of guilt, however, and'
the legal proof, ' including the mis
creant's own confession in open court,
there is actually no shadow of doubt,
but certainty In this case is no greater
than in innumerable other cases where
Justice is cheated by the law's delay.
The difference arises from the pto
found and universal abhorrence with
which this outlaw was regarded, - so
that, penniless himself, he bad no
means nor friends to utilize the dila
tory resources under the law when the
authorities, aharlng public sympathy,
were stirred to unwonted promptitude.
Swift action therefore was not due to
the excellence of our criminal proce
dure, but was secured in spite of the
many, loopholes and technicalities
which might hsve been taken advan
tage of to stay- indefinitely the stroke
But the history of this startling
crime does signally illustrate the fact,
appreciation of which was never more
necessary than now, that real respon
sibility for leaden-footed or impotent
Justice rests ultimately upon the people
themselves. The officers of the law are
only human, responding to imperious
universal public sentiment as the Phil
adelphia case notably attests, and the
law itself, by which they are bound,' is
a crystallsatlon of public sentiment.
If there are crimes and classes of
offenders that seem to be immune, it
Is at bottom because the community
does not rise up as one man as it did
gainst the inhuman and dastardly
crime of rtean to demand and compel
a different result.
HEADS I Wl--TA.ILS JTOU LOSS.
Although all the evidence bearing
on bad faith was excluded from the
recent hesring on the rotation ballot
case as not directly involved in the is
sues, the question of good or bad faith
enters into the Judgment rendered by
the court of public opinion. . That the
political tricksters whose cry Is "Any
thing to beat Rosewater" invoked the
rotation ballot scheme not only with a
deliberate design to disfranchise a
large body of voters, but also In dis
tinct repudiation of their own position
in the last city primary, cannot be
The affidavit of City Clerk Elbourn
as to the official advice given him by
the chief attorney for the Fontanelles,
acting then as city attorney, and
candidate for nomination for that
office, exposes the whole hand. This
uncontradicted- affidavll -reads as'fol
v - ,
Affiant, William H.1- Elbourn, being first
duly sworn, deposes and says;
1. That he was for three, years continu
ously -preceding May tl, 19. the ' duly
alerted clerk for the city of Omaha; that
In liis official -capacity as eity clerk he
prepared tha ballot-for the primary elec
tion for the nomination of candidates for
city offioaa held on April S. It&i; that In
the preparation of said ballot he u offi
cially advised by John P. Breen aa city
attorney; that under the derision of the
supreme court that section of the pri
mary election law relating to the rotation
of names upon tha official primary ballot
was declared null and void
iiu mat iiv
should dlsregsrd ths same, and the official
primary ballots for aald primary election
I were printed and voted without rotation
of the names thereon.
1 That at said primary election one
Charles J. .Midarson waa one of the randi-
aaiea tor ilia rvpuunran nomination tor
city councilman from. the Eighth ward and chicken and Jam factories are also pro
aald John P. Braan was one of the candi- i duo I rig some disagreeable sensstions. This
dates for tha republican nomination fir I may turn out to be the Grand International
city atterney, their names appearing on the t Clean-up.
official ballot for these afflces. respectively,
and that neither of them silted or de
manded at any time that the names upon j
aald ballot should be rotated. -
And further afflsnt sayeth not.
, . ,, . .. ' ,,
In a nutahail, when the Fontanelles
thought their candidates would be In-
Jured by ballot rotation they nullified
the law and then, within a few weekji, '
when they thought that rotation would
help them, or rather Injure their op
ponents, they appealed to tbe courts
to force upon the county clerk what
they told the rtty clerk was .not re-I
quired. Who knows but that bad the
rotation scheme, been followed In the
city prlmsries the Fontanelle ticket
might not have been so successful and
with nominees more representative of
the party, the republicans might hsve
won out on more offices. If not com
pletely, at the city election?
The game of politics, however, ss
played as the Fontanelles attempt to
play It, is a game with loaded dice. It
Is "heads I win and tails you lose."
How far the mutual Jealousy of the
two branches of congress has lately
gone Is illustrated by the action of the
house in substituting an entirely new
and different form of Immunity meas
ure for the one which passed the sen
ate. Both measures attempt to define
in varying degrees of minuteness the
purpose of the existing laws with re
elect to those giving incriminating In
formation or testimony to the govern
ment, with a view to avoiding the ef
fect of Judge Humphrey's decision In
tbe packers' prosecutions, but the
house bill goes on with sn elaborate
system of record and definition In
tended to prescribe rules by which the
question of Immunity can be certainly
determined and known in every in
stance In which such Information or
testimony Is called for and given.
It does not appear that the ultimate
legal effect will be much changed
whichever measure is adopted or if by
conference a composite measure shall
be finally written in the statute book.
No act can take away the constitu
tional rights of the Individual as de
fined by the supreme court, and either
of ,the statutory forms now proposed
or any other that is likely to be evolved
will simply narrow immunity to that
4Vhlle the right of either house of
congress to amend oi modify the leg
islative propositions of the other Is un
questioned, their action all through
this session hss been extreme and has
gone so far in wasting time in matters
of mere form as to prevent and en
danger Important results.
It turns out that the official primary
ballot, If made up strictly according
to the rotation mandamus procured
by the Fontanelles, would be eleven
feet six Inches long. Perhaps this
may yet bit the Judicial yardstick at
a point above the notch where Justice
ends and Injustice begins. Under the
circumstances We presume the court
will wink at the action of the county
clerk in cutting the ballot into two
pieces so as to separate the candidates
for state delegates from the candi
dates for congressional . delegate, al
though, the strict letter of the law at
interpreted by the court would require
them both to be on one ballot.
The election of John M. Guild as
commissioner of the Omaha Commer
cial club brings no newcomer to that
position, Mr. Guild being quite famil
iar with local trade conditions as a re
sult of his experience as secretary- of
the South Omaha Live Stock exchange,
where he has proved a most satisfac
tory officer. There is no good reason
why the new commissioner should not
make good. He Is certainly entitled
to every encouragement and assist
ance In demonstrating that he Is the
right man In the right place.
Don't let the Fontanelles disfran
chise you with or without the help of
the courts. The way to resent the
rotation ballot outrage is to repudiate
the perpetrators by going to the polls
and voting for every one of the
eighty-three delegates filed in the in
terest of Edward Rosewater's candi
dacy for senator. The triumphant
election of the Rosewater delegation
unimpaired on July 2 will teach the
trtcksters a salutary lesson.
St. Louis finds it easier to secure
federal permission for k free bridge
than to find a place, to build it since
two inoperative companies have prior
rights. The cheerful promoter there
now sees a chance to coin hot air into
Vermont is a border state and the
failure of the republicans there to de
clare in favor of reciprocity with Can
ada would Indicate that those nearest
the acene are not as enthusiastic on
the subject as those more remote.
The rain-making powers of the gro
cers and butchers seem to have been
re-enforced. Instead of waiting for
their picnic day this year they aent
the rain as an advance agent a few
Ay Pert a Starts.
The turning of trust magnates ta 'Wil
liam Jeunlngs Bryan aa' a safe and con
servative candidate to prevent anarchy In
the -White House Is a sight for gods and
Twe Sary Paapla.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Coburn of Kansas and Congressman
i i.ungwonn auouiu rxriiaiia leiiciianons.
It takes as much nerve to refuse a sen
atorship as it does to decline a king s In
vitation. Keep) Daw a tha I. Id.
Investigations Into tha English potted
That railroad employe who saved Mu.OJt
In six ear 'on a salary of lM a weak
I ouht to ba a shining example to tha gov-
.rnma, clerk, who has a hard time k.e.
; log out of the hands of loan sharks.
t'eaaelatlea tar levelaad.
As a man who was twice the nominee
of his party, Grever Cleveland may nat
urally hate to see Ms record equaled, but
ha cen console nimself with the reflection
that be only fell down one time out of the
! eK to i i. i-wP4i
t HlrH-a-Kye lew t It.
Nebraeka foHti' lan (rep i.
The senatorial i-oniest g'-ee niertlly mi
and Ilia neRpaiers of the state sre u
voting mom or tbe spsce iiuslly assigned
to politic of a general nature to the dla-i-UFSion
of the senatorial candidates. The
Rueeoater boom Is glowing at such a tale
aa to seriously alarm tha campaign man
agers of Attorney (ienernl NchtIs Brown.
Dismsei at tha failure of the country
press in continue to accept for publication
the material sent out by the Im-al puss
bui'iau. Mr Broun hss derided to get busy
aa an orator, and from now on will de
vote his time o spellblndlns In tha smaller
towns of the state. The stumping tour is
to te Inaugurated at York. From then on
the attorney general will endeavor to de
liver at lessl four ndresses a week until
The candidacy of es-cjoveinor Ciouns.
which at first promised to attract much at
tention, la not receiving much notice and
Interest Is centered In the contest be
tween Brown and Rosewater. Many who
do riot like the Omaha man personally
nevertheless believe him to be the logical
man for senator and have declared thelv
Intertlon of supporting him. The press
bureau of the opposing candidate has been
devoting much space lately to digging up
thef psst political record of the editor and
to publishing names of republican candi
dates whom he has not supported. This,
however, Is having but little effect. One
of these same candidates whom Rosewater
opposed stated In Lincoln this week that
ha favored the election of Rosewater for
senator, although he had not yet forgiven
him for his opposition years ago. Among
those who were not personally interested
In these old battles not much Interest Is
paid to tha ancient history, aa events since
have developed that In many Instances
Rosewater was Justified In tha flghts he
The stumping tour of Mr. Brown Is ex
pected by his real friends to overcome
much of the opposition that has been cre
ated against him by the misguided efforts
of his press bureau, and an effort is to be
made to have the attorney general order
the discontinuation of tha thought factory.
Weigh tee IXiwi with Years.
Holbrook Observer (rep.).
' Lorenso Croursa has announced that he
will be a candidate for United States sen
ator. He Is a grand old man and his
worst handicap In the race will be his
age, which is 7t years.
ta the Interest of Nebraska.
Tekacnah Journal (rap.).
If one were to take an expression of
opinion from the various republican news
papvre of Nebraska ha would think the
question of selecting a United States sena
tor to .succeed Senator Millard la all but
settled and that Edward Rosewater Is to
oe the fortunate Individual. The various
candidacies for the chief offices at the gift
of the republicans of tha state may cause
a good bit of trading,, but we do not bo
lleve the delegate who hue the true inter
ests of the atate at' heart will permit him
self to be traded oft to suit the caprices
ef politicians. We were talking with a
quartet of old warhorse republicans from
western Nebraska the other day and they
ware all for Rosewater. One was a great
friend of Norrls Brown's and Uvea In his
district, but he says Norrls should be con
tent ta remain In his present position. It
is such straws that show the way the wind
Is blowing, politically. In Nebraska.
Father-ln-Law Ket ef the People.
Schuyler Free Lance (lnd.).
Lore n so Crounse is not a new one in
the political world, and if he becomes a
candidate for United States senator his
past record will be 'reviewed. He has
always posed aa a man who waa a little
better than the oomiaoe tun of public men,
bufthls editor' could never see it that way.
His work as governor , in appointing the
notorious Frank Hll(on of Blair aa oil
Inspector and his lack In doing the right
thing as to the Bartley i matter never
looked good to us. We have seen Crounse
In public matters and considered him a
man of very ordinary ability and a man
who pretended to be of the people when he
waa not. Lorenzo Crounse Is a very poor
stick of senatorial timber any way you
look at him. f
.The Other Side.
Fremont Herald (dem.)
The Lincoln Journal, In an effort to Injure
Edward Rosewater In hie candidacy for the
United 8tates senate, publishes a long list
of names of republicans whose election to
office has. at different times been opposed
by The Omaha Bee. The Journal Intimates
that all these men will be active in opposi
tion to Mr. Rosewater at this time and
that In returning favor for favor they will
put the knife into the Rosewater boom to
There is another list long list, contain
ing the names of man who have been lifted
Into official positions by Edward Rosewater,
and this latter list is ten times as long as
the other list. " By fair reasoning we may
conclude that the men whose names are on
this latter list will be just as active for
Rosewater as the other fellows are against
him. And they ought to be active. With
out stopping to apologize for any Rose
water sins and perhaps he has committed
soma we suggest that several hundred
Nebraska officials snd ez-offlclals owe to
Edward Rosewater a debt of gratitude
which cannot be better paid than by aiding
his senatorial ambition at this time. By
reason of his loyalty to hla party Edward
Rosewater has often carried republican
tickets to victory at times when the ticket
was loaded down with his personal enemies.
The Herald is not throwing any boqueta
at Rosewater for such services, for, indeed,
we believe he has -often sinned against
humanity and against his state by using
his Influence in electing to office republican
tickets which bore the names of men whom
hs knew would prove fslthless public
servants. But, If U is a question of return
ing favor for favor In politics, EM ward
Rnsewster must receive in tlilr campaign
the support of seven out of ten repub
llcsns who have ever held tate or con
gressional offices, and for the simple reason
that they were elected to those offices by
grace of Inlluence of thst ssme Rnsewster.
cteaatorahlp for Sale.
San Frsnclsco Chronicle.
A story Is printed to the effect that
Schwsb will content with Nealar.ds for the
senatorahip of Nevada. In the language of
Mr. Cleveland, It Is a condition and not
a theory which confronts the Nevadans,
and it Is rather surprising that they do not
recognise the far! snd take advantage of
It. Instead of selling the senatorsiiip at
private ssle, why not put It up and let
the highest bidder .take It and turn the
money Into the state treasury? That
would be a decided Improvement on the
present plan so far ss the taxpayer is con
cerned. I aria Sam's Wealth.
New York World
The wealth of tha United Htates cannot
ba estimated from any "official source, but
at the observed ratio of inc rease noted In
10 It cannot well be less than f HO.OuO 000 00",
and la probably considerably greater.
Biair. Neb., has been reposing in comfort
and confidence on tha Missouri, now finds
hersll five miles Inland by the fickleness
of that stream. But It Is likely te return
again and perhaps striae ths cctntar of town.
' rtiii.nr.i.rntv9 Kinnn ca-pj
Kealarea rf the Crime that Shlae kf
ferialn rratures of the I'htlsclelplns WIJ
tisplng esse era well calculated to eirtte
srm commendation snd applause In this
vicinity. The determination of the father
not te submit to blackmail. Ilia activity
of the police, the assistance rendered bv
the newspapers, the recovery of the boy
snd the rsllromllng nf the kidnaper to tha
penitentiary for twenty years are auccea
slve chsptera In I he crime expeditiously
.pressed to a sstlsfsrtory conclusion. The
i finish deserves sn estra round of applause,
I made particularly hearty when contrasted
with Omahs's shameful perversion of Jus
tice. The general details of the kidnsptnc
esse, the c spture, conviction and sentenc
ing of tha kidnaper, have been furnished
by the dispatches, but a brief summary of
the msln events sre necessary to a proper
understanding of the part taken by the
boy's father, the police and the news
pspers In trapping the kidnaper and re
storing the boy to his psrents.
Freddie Muth, the T-year-old son of a
wealthy Jeweler, was Induced to leave
school on the afternoon of June 12. by a
note delivered by a messenger boy, pur
porting to be from his mother. Kesn, the
kidnaper, met the boy near the school,
hurried him to the outskirts of the city
and hid him In vacsnt buildings. As soon
as the police were Informed, a dragnet
was spresd over ths city. Mr. Muth re
reived the customary curt note demanding
11.000 for the return of the boy, with a
threat to kill him if the ransom was not
promptly paid. The father turned this
and succeeding notes' over to the police
and co-operated with the authorities In
every way. Within forty-eight hours the
police hsd definitely established the Iden
tity of the kidnaper and his haunts, but
were unable to locate him. Through news
paper accounts the kidnaper knew what
the police were doing and thus mansged
to elude them.
Thus mstters tood on Friday morning
when Superintendent of Police Taylor C
termlned on a bold and unprecedented
plan of campaign. The Muth kidnaper had
Just sent a letter In which he threatened
tha child with death and himself with
suicide If the police closed In on him
any closer. He meant it and hia letter
To every night dty editor Superinten
dent Taylor telephoned asking him to
come at once to the city hall. When the
city editors reached there the police sup
erintendent opened up everything letters,
photographs and evidence. He gava all the
names and told all the secrets, arid then
ssked the newspapers to help him out.
That night the newspsper men left for
their offices burdened with the biggest
news story of tha year. Tet each man
waa not only in honor bound not to write
it or talk about it, but he did not dare
even to take hia office into full confidence.
There could be no leak if the boy was to
be aaved. ,
Tha day following the conference the
Philadelphia morning newapapera all
printed stories on the Muth kidnaping.
They are the kind of atorlea that are
known to the profession as "hot air." Moat
of them contained fanciful yarns about
the police searching for an Armenian.
Now, it ao happened that thla waa not al
together a deception on the readers. There
really was an Armenian whe. was wanted
by the Philadelphia police, and they were
hunting for him In New York. Bat he was
not wanted in connection with the kidnap
ing. And so the stories went en until
Sunday night the most desperate card
of the campaign was played. Through his
neighbor. Druggist Oans, was placed In
Mr. Muth's hands a letter that nearly
drove him frantlci It was trre last mes
sage from the kidnaper. Its language In
dicated that the boy was as good as dead
unless the police were called off at once.
The kidnaper directed Mr. Muth Just how
he waa to call the police off. He told Muth
to tell the police he had been fooling them
and that the boy waa with relatives either
at New Brunswick or Brooklyn. .
"Mr. Muth," said the captain of detec
tives, "I have a plan for meeting this
emergency, but you must consent to being
put In an unfavorable light. You muat al
low yourself to be held up In the papers
as a fraud and a fakir who hss deceived
the police for some ulterior motive."
Muth was a hero to the core. He never
"You can say anything you please
about me If you only find my boy," re
plied Muth. "You may blacken my char
acter, mix me up with women, make me
any kind of a criminal you like. I give
you carte blanche to use my character. 1
will leave It all to you, but for Ood's sake
find my boy my poor boy!
"Understand, the papers can say any
thing they please but find my boy!"
Another hurry call went out to the
night city editors. There was another con
ference and this time Donaghy presided.
Monday morning the Philadelphia papera
published this story with variations:
"Captain of Detectives Donaghy ad
mitted last night that he had coma to
the conclusion that little Freddie Muth
had not been kidnaped, but on the con
trary waa In the keeping of some rela
tives who are not on friendly terms with
the boy's parents. Charles Muth. the father
of the boy, entertains tills view more
strongly than Captain Donaghy.
"Mr. Muth sent for Captain Donaghy
lsst night and told him that he felt aure
hla aon had not been kidnaped. He Inti
mated that there was some lainlly trouble
mixed up In the affair, but despite tha
questioning of the chief of detectives
would not tell the whole story.
" 'I was convinced from what Muth
told me,' said Captain Donaghy last night,
'that I have had my men on a wild goose
chase. I have called in all the men I
could reach and In the morning I will
take the reat off the rSjce.'
"When Captain Donaghy reported the ra.
suit of his Interview with Muth last night,
the superintendent sent out orders to all
the station houses to abandon the search
for the missing boy and his supposed kid
nspers. He also notified other cities te
give up the search, sending a short tele
gram eiplalnlng that the father know
a here hia son was. The supsrintendent.
i too. ass angry over the turn affairs hsd
taken. He also authorized the statement
1 that Mr. Muth had told Captain Donaghy
that he did nut Intend to prosecue any of
the persons concerned with the disappear
ance of his son."
This wss not a story calculated to make
Muth popular among hla neighbors. Men
resd It at the breakfast table or on the
cars snd frankly avowed that the fafher
in ha linraewhioDed. Some wives.
however, shrewdly told their husband that
they always suspected something was In
the wind; but the newspapers were so unan
imous In picturing Muth as' a double
dealing scoundrel that there wss nothing
tangible for suspicion to cling to.
Muth woks up In the morning to find
himself sn object of scorn and ridicule.
His neighbors refused to speak to him.
Others openly threstensd him. In general
l,a was given to understand that he had
outlived hia usefulness In the neighbor
hood. But Muth stood it like a siolc.
The "fske" served Its purpose. The
ktdnsper. getting a morning paper, waa
thrown off his gusrd. Ha peeped from his
hole. The trap was closed and ths mystery
wss a mystery no longer.
That's too had! We had noticed it
was looking pretty thin and faded of
late, but naturally did not like to speak
of it. By the way, Ayer's Hair Vigor
is a regular hair grower, a perfect hair
restorer. It keeps the scalp clean and
healthy; and stops falling hair.
The best kind of a testimonial
"Sold for over sixty years."
ktaSa ar tke . aaee Ca.. Iwll, Mais.
Alee ataaalaetarars af
ATM S SASIAPAtati-ret the sloes. ATSI'S PILL8-For ceBStisatisa.
AYBB'g. CIBSBY PICTORAL For coughs. AYSR'S AGUE C0R Fofaulsriaaal (,.
Secretary Root will sail July 4 for Rio de
Janeiro. Bras it where he is to attend the
third Pan-American conference.
A clue to the reason why the Klckai-oo
Indians took the nsme comes seml-officlally
from Mexico. They are ruled by squaws.
Who wouldn't kicks poo Indian?
Joseph H. Choates health Is In such a
condition that his physicisn hss ordered
him to his summer home In the Berkshlres
with instructions to tske a cpmpletarest.
Dr. Douglas Hyde, president of the Gaelic
lesgite, who hss been holding meetings In
this country, has started for Ireland, crry
lng with him 160.000 aa a result of his
Fortunately the prospects for a bumper
crop of broom corn are bright enough to
banish" the threatened danger of a broom
famine occasioned by Chlcago'a strenuous
The reason Mr. Beveridge took a fee
from the New York Life Insurance com
pany seems to have been that, before he
was senator, he had rendered legal services
that the company considered worth the
Four thousand different varieties of
potatoes have been planted on the fsrm
of LAither Burbank, the Santa Rosa, Cal.,
horticulturist, constituting part of 12.000
species of the tuber family with which
Burbank will experiment this year In his
plans to give the world another new po
tato. A monument to the memory of Simon
Kenton, pioneer Indian fighter, was un
veiled at Old Town, twelve mllea west of
Springfield, O., the other afternoon In
the presence of a large crowd. The monu
ment Is built of huge bowlders suitably
engraved and marks the spot where Kenton
ran tha famous Indian gauntlet.
A certain member of the Yale faculty
la famous for his power of condensing his
many strong antipathies Into trenchant
epigrams. His pet abhorrence is logic,
a fact which waa unknown to the student,
who recently spproacked him with the
question: "Professor, I am thinking of
taking logic next year. What do you
think of the course?" "Horse sense made
asinine, v responded tha professor tersely.
At the Miami university, commencement
at Hamilton, O., Senator Dolliver of Iowa
appeared aa the principal speaker in the
academic gown of doctor of laws. The
senator remarked that he felt as if ha
were In a bathing suit and a peekaboo lion
net. When the audience laughed Senator
Dolliver turned to Preeldent Benson and
said: "I have aald nothing funny. I be
lieve the people are laughing at my
clothes." He then took off the gown and
dropped it upon the floor, where It re
mained until he had finished.
BREAK IX 181 RA11K TRI ST.
Cesabtae of laderwriters Spilt by
Saa Fraaclaee losses.
It will not be any disadvantage to the
public at large If the disagreement that
has arisen among the fire Insurance com
panies 'ove.- the payment of Ban Francisco
losses should result in a complete smnsh-up
of tha combine. There has been nothing
much tighter than the Underwriters' trust.
Whan a number of companies ss many
as alxty-ons. according to ths reports
undertake a flat repudiation of 25 per ctnt
of their obligations It must be expected
there would be trouble. As understood,
this scaling down of one-quarter Is purely
arbitrary and without any reference to
facta or conditions that muy be ascer
tained by adjusters; that the companies are
to pay but 75 per cent of their obligation,
whatever they may be. What rule of biiiii
ness morals can be brought In Justification
of that? Of course, the companies hive
lost heavily, but they are making the peo
ple stand the losses by Increasing the rates.
But there are some thirty companies, big
Browning, Ming & Co
OtlfillUTOftS AND SOLE MAKE1S Of tklt SUEi IN CLOTHING.
This is the price we are asking
for youths single breasted, two-piece suits
that sold for $12.50 and $15.00.
We have one hundred of these suits in 15, 10,
17 and 18 years, that we want to close before we
inventory, July 1ft.
This is a splendid chance to fit the boys out at
a decided low price.
re4wajr Slat Street HEW
foreign corporations end New York nd
Connecticut concerns mostly, that do not
agree to the scsllng down. They declare
their purpose to pay their obllgntlons In
full, and because they hsve taken thst
honorable course there has been a disrup
tion of the" underwriters- bureau. The pay-In-full
coinpanies have organised by them
selves, and for the time, at least, !mve no
relations with the other companies. The
wider thst breach gets the better it will be.
Nothing is more certain than that any
compnny which seeks to shirk any Just
obligation will lie brought Into, disrepute.
The threat of the Cnllfomla Insurance com
missioner to drive such companies from
the slate Is not the most they will have
to fear. Tho loss of public confidence will
FLASHES OF Ft A.
Stella He told me 1 looked sweet enough
Bella He doubtless meant you were well
preserved. New York Bun.
"Hello, old man! Where sre you keeping
yourself these days?"
"I'm running a model farm."
"What kind Is that?"
"It's the kind you can run by riding over
It in your automobile and hiring experts
to do the work." Chicago Tribune.
"Say. doctor, what do you think about
this proposition to kill the Incurables?"
"Well, It would depend a good deal upon
the condition of their pockelbooks." Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
"The man who wins my sdmiratlon," said
the serious girl, "must be one who can
stand firm In his convictions In the face of
ridicule, opposition and personal danger."
"I see," said Miss Cayenne. "Your ideal
la a basa ball umnlre. " Waahlnatnn fliur.
"What a touchy fellow Bllklns Is."
"Well, why shouldn't he be? Isn't he a
chronic borrower?" Milwaukee Sentinel.
"How do you manage to keep your sum
mer boarders so contented?"
"I go after the mall myself." snld
Farmer Corntossel, "and I always forget
-to bring home any papers from town ex
cept those that have humidity an" sun
stroke news lij 'em." Washington Star.
is it rcauy true that Mr. Roxley 0
"Yes," he said.
"O. Isn't It awful?"
"It is so. I thought he'd be good for at
least a dnsen more visits." Philadelphia
Catholic Standard. ,
"Ah. yes." said Senator 8mugg, as he
Interlaced his ultras in a self-sattslled way
In front of hla corporoslty. "I got my
start In life by clerking In a humble gro
cery store at a salary of 3 a week, and
mansged to save money on thst."
"But." replied the astute reporter, "thai,
of course, was before cash registers were
MAX'S GREATEST .MEED.
8. K. Klser In the Record-Herald. '
It matters not how well you plsn
Or how you school yourself to say
That If you try to smile you can.
When woe arrives Joy flits away.
'Tin easy when the skies sre fair
And all your ventures bring you gains
To fling a merry Jest at care
And scorn life's little aches snd pains.
But when your troubles multiply
And you are filled with futile spite,
The merits of a smile seem few
And what you need Is something you
May kick freely with all your might.
To him who sings a cheerful song
I own thst I mi detp In debt:
I scorn, when little things go wrong.
To sit In Idleness and fret;
I prise that sweet philosophy
Which tesches me to turn from care
When all the ways In front of me
Stretch onward smooth and wide and
But when my ventures come to naught
And disappointment makes me sick.
Ah. how It serves to clear my mind
And ease my woe if I can find
Some hateful thing to madly kick.
I.et him sing on who gladly sings.
The world still needs him and hia song,
But oh for some good, resdy thing
To fiercely kick when things go wrong.
A ftr snd noble monument, .
The grateful world will gladly raise
To honor him who shall Invent
For use on gloomy, hopeless days
A thing Inanimate and limp
Which slwsys may be ready when
We feet the need of letting loose
And msy not freely put to use
The persons of our fellow men.
y. cLeer Sejaar
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