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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: FRIDAY. JUNE 22. 1906.
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Mailed to them. Address will b
ekasgsg as often aa requested. .
The candidacy of father-in-law
eeema to" nuke son-in-law's newspaper
Colonel Bryan will probably wait
while before visiting King Haakon to
see how a really popular ruler is form
The Corean revolt is said to be
spreading. Is It possible that those
Japanese rulers are not really capable
of controlling every situation?
Tt was unnecessary to say "regular"
republicans had tarried North Dakota.
All conventions become "regular"
when the majority approves thein.
Irrespective of the verdict of the
Jury. It ls: hardly pro'bable another
foreman of a federal grand Jury will
aoon undertake to handle the railroad
The effort of Judge Dowle to prove
himself the father of the Chicago
apostle is scarcely to oe understood
unless he wants to pose as responsible
for Zlon. ,
Now that San Francisco people And
time to engage In a legal contest over
the relief funds, the people who con
tributed them may feel It up to them
Senators anxious to return home
probably look with regret upon those
rules which permit every senator to
speak on all subjects regardless of
dearth of Ideas.
One of the newly elected democratic
touncilracu offers the admonition that
"ihe peoi le must not expect too much
of tbs rew council all at once." No
danger they don't.
The fact that officers of the United
Mine Workers are forcing local unions
to abide by contracts is one reason
why John Mitchell's Influence extends
beyond his organization.
Senator Ueverldge can no longer be
romtidered anything but an optimist
since he rejoices In the bill which the
house Insists must supplant bis sugges
tion', for meat Inspection.
Price of cattle and hogs, with the
growth of the export trade for the
lnstflscal year, would indicate that de
spite, all that has been said foreigners
likethe taste of American meat.
If California succeeds iu forcing In
surance companies to pay losses with
out vexatious delsys and dilatory court
proceedings, the Sun Francisco disaster
will jteach at least one unexpected les
son.'. Alleged "boodlers" acquitted by a
Philadelphia court were apparently
mors certain of the technicalities of
thelt case than of Its political effect
but '"boodllng" Is not popular In the
t-ityof brotherly love at this time.
Before executing pulajanes who
burned records at Leyte, It might be
well' to ascertain who devised the at
tack, Savages are seldom Interested
in ptfbllc records, but American history
Includes one or two Instances where
they , destroyed them for a considera
Tat Water board Is surely neglect
ing its duties. The only Usk devolv
ing on It Just now Is that or filling the
vacancy created by the death of ex
Governor Boyd which W. A. Paxton
has refused to accept. Think of a
Water board salary going to waste
while so many hungry democrats ar
besieging the city hall.
issrKiTtox asp. ruRKmy traik.
When the new national Inspection
law goes Into effect foreign live stock
and meat Interests, which are eagerly
seeking to prejudice the public against
American packing house products, will
And themselves gravely embarrassed.
The force of their attacks are already
being broken by the very exaggerations
to which they have been resorting.
Nations which maintain great mili
tary and naval establishments are
virtually compelled, like the British
government, to depend In large part
upon meat produced by our western
farmers and prepared by the big pack
ers at the great live stock markets.
The most of the meat thus supplied
under contract are of those very kinds
which, even under the existing national
and state Inspection laws, are subjected
to the most rigid tests, as shown by the
reports of the president's special in
vestigators, which made sensational
disclosures as to other meat product
and processes. But. beyond this, these
meats are liable to the general inspec
tion laws of the countries to which
they are carried and the special in
spection required by the military au
thorities. The indubitable fact remains that,
no matter what trouble and expense
may be Involved in the most exacting
Inspection here, the cheapness of our
lands, grass and grain and the econo
mies of our transportation and packing
facilities are such that the dense popu
lations of Europe, In war or in peace,
are virtually compelled to use our
meats or go without. Our economic
situation, therefore, Is bound in the
long run to be strengthened with re
spect to live stock and meat Industries
by Increased severity and efficiency of
our Inspection laws, now that the
world's attention has been challenged
to sanitary conditions, not only in this
but also In foreign countries, whatever
temporary losses may be Inflicted.
There Is, moreover, reason to believe
that those losses In the chief foreign
markets, although considerable and re
grettable, have been' magnified by ap
prehension beyond warrant in fact.
PRESIDENTS THAVKLISQ EXPENSE.
Liberal-spirited Americans of all
political party labels will heartily ap
prove of the spirit of Congressman
Kourke Cockran, who so successfully
protested -against making a partisan
matter out of the bill appropriating
annually $25,000 for defraying the
traveling expenses of the president of
the United States, if he shall have
occasion to need that much- The bill
does not devote this fund merely to
the uses of the present chief executive,
but is properly a permanent provision
for whomsoever happens to be the
occupant of the White House, be he
republican, democrat or of any other
Answering criticisms conceived in
narrow and captious spirit, Mr. Cock
ran refers with great force to the op
eration of our constitutional system in
which the president has become a
great leader of public thought and pub
lic opinion quite as much as a mere
executioner of the laws. Indeed, from
the very first the. president's lnfluenco
In the former character haa been in
some respects even more potent than
In the latter, as is Illustrated by the
progresses of Washington through the
country in the critical and experi
mental days of the union under the
constitution, and later, during the ad
ministrations of Monroe and Jackson.
But at no time has the mutual educa
tional effect of contact between presi
dent and people been more notable
than during the chief magistracy of
Theodore Roosevelt, so that hereafter
more exacting demands are likely to be
made by the public upon the president,
whoever he may be. .
The house has only reflected liberal
ized public opinion by passing so
promptly under suspension of the rules
the presidential expense measure,
which as an appropriation amendment
was ruled out on point of order, and
the senate will be expected to complete
the legislative process.
THE VKRMoyT REPUBLICANS.
The emphatic and thorough-going
j endorsement of the attitude and dls
i tlnctive policies of President Roosevelt
j by the Vermont state republican con
vention must be deemed especially
significant. For Vermont is one of the
most typical states of New England, a
section tu which, because of peculiar
Interests and relations, public senti
ment or at least dominant influences
have been generally regarded as least
sympathetic with the Roosevelt atti
tude towards vital issues.
As an old settled community, the re
lation of New England, which at the
outset had accumulated surplus wealth,
to the development of the country and
particularly of the west would natur
ally Incline to sppreheuslon for vested
interests and to be more backward in
joining in the great popular movement
which must necessarily interfere with
entrenched corporation abuses and
practices. It Is, therefore, gratifying
that the Vermont republicans are found
not behind their brethren In other
states, who so far this year have au
thoritatively expressed themselves, In
declaring thai "we are in hearty sym
pathy with the great battle being
fought by the republican party In be
half of the people against the evil of
rebating, favoritism and discrimination
In interstate commerce," and that "we
are In favor, by proper state legisla
tion, of protecting the people of the
state sgstnst like t-v!H within the state
In non-Interstate commerce. "
It is one of the nig us that the popu
lar movement represented by the
Roosevelt program Is so , deep and
broad as tc transcend sections! bounds
jnd class Interests. Indeed, it sug
'.;oflts that subordination of transporta-
' ,iuu ud other ;ieal toi poialious to
public authority Js required not only
for the protection of the mssses, but
also for the Interest of the great body
of stockholders and bondholders them
selves. The action of the Vermont republi
cans only emphasizes the duty and
party Interest of republicans in other
states, and most particularly those of
the west, to go to the front of the line
of Roosevelt republicanism . and, by
placing on guard none but tried and
unmistakably .true leaders, to mske
sure of the permanency of Its results.
.VO MOXOPtJLT OF MTE LL Off ATE.
This ruling greatly Injures Mr. Rose
water's chances. Intelligence will be re
quired to pick out the delegates. Tha
Crounse supporters, on the other hand, will
not find the same difficulty Jn casting their
votes. The decision puts a premium on In
telligence and handicaps tha bosses who
hopa to control the Illiterate vote and
through It the primary. World-Herald on
rotation ballot decision.
The arrogance by which the rem
nant of Fontanelle Indians in alliance
with the democratic organ assume to
themselves a monopoly of the intelli
gence of Omaha Is likely to be badly
I-unctured when the test comes.
There Is no question but that the
court order for a rotation ballot In
the coming primary was procured on
the theory that the supporters of Mr.
Rosewater for senator would not have
enough Intelligence to pick out the
names of the eighty-three delegates
favorable to him and make eighty
three cross marks opposite their
names, and would thus be wholly or
in part disfranchised.
This theory Is not well founded for
several reasons. In the first place Ed
ward Rosewater is the preferred can
didate of a large majority of all
classes business men and profes
sional men, as well as artisans, clerks
and laboring men. Both his delega
tion and his campaign committee in
clude representation of the most sub
stantial business interests and the best
intelligence of the community. In
fact, it Is conceded on all sides that
they are the most representative body
of men who have ever been enlisted
in the support of any candidate In
Omaha and Douglas county.
In the second place, It Is wide of
the truth that because a man works
with his hands for a living or because
he was born in a foreign land and Is
an American citizen by adoption he
Is not intelligent enough to exercise
the privileges of citizenship. x The
wageworker hired by the day has the
same right to register his choice of
a candidate for United States senator
as the wealthy capitalist who em
ploys him. The foreign-born citizen
who has come to this 'country by an
effort to enjoy the benefits of free in
stitutions and has taken the oath to
uphold the government and obey its
laws is entitled to the same voice in
the selection of our public servants as
the man who happens to have been
born here and was never required to
take such, an oath, and as a rule they
exercise their rights with a degree of
intelligence higher than the average.
If the source and center of Intelligence
were located in a corner of the Fon
tanelle club rooms and the small fol
lowing of the Fontanelle bosses con
stituted the sum and substance of in
telligent citizenship, Omaha and Doug
las county would, Indeed, be In a bad
way. The thing for all to do who do
not train with this bunch of political
tricksters and against whom the
charge of ignorance Is made Is to
prove their ability to meet even the
unwarranted test of the rotation bal
lot outrage by going to the primaries
on July 3 and making the eighty
three cross marks opposite- the names
of the Rosewater delegation, no mat'
ter how much time or labor it may
No court has any right to disfran
chise any citizen arbitrarily. Accept
ing the decree of the court that the
rotation ballot does not impose an Im
possibility, every voter should take his
time to mark his ballot just as he
wants it. calling without hesitation
upon the judges for any desired as
sistance and casting his ballot so that
it will count.
6tate Superintendent of Schools Mc
Brien haa rendered an Interesting
opinion to the effect that It is "Illegal,
unconstitutional, undemocratic and
unamerlcan" for a Board of Education
to attempt to prescribe the apparel
and paraphernalia which a high school
pupil shall wear in order to secure his
or her diploma. To be more specific.
he declares that a requirement that all
members of the graduating class don
cap and gown for the commencement
exercises cannot carry a penalty de
priving anyone of a certificate of pro
ficiency In school work who is other
wise enUtled to it. This may be all
right as far as it goes, but would It
apply also to a requirement of com
pulsory military drill with the wearing
of the prescribed uniform as a pre
requisite to drill? If the matter
should ever be tested legally It would
probably be found that the wearing of
a military uniform on drill days is no
more a necessary part of public school
education than the wearing of a cap
and gown, on commencement evening.
Our amiable democratic contempo
rary Is still harping upon the necessity
of the democratic state convention
making no nomination for United
States senator and at the same time
boosting the Fontanelle candidate for
the republican nomination for senator.
The chances are that both the demo
crats and the republicans will ascer
tain what the World-Herald wants
them to do and do the other thing.
Omaha now has a banker dog
poundmaster, who has taken the posi
tion purely out .of humane cousldera-
' tlon for the dogs. The first Innova-
Uou he pi cycles is to resort to ordl-
nary Illuminating gas for ssphyxtatton
Instesd of charcoal gss now used. If
this does not stsrt the electric lighting
company up with a demand that the
dogs be electrocuted the supposed hos
tility between the electric lighting peo
ple and the gas people must be exaggerated.
Why should the city of Omaha pay
an Inheritance tax on the bequest of
110,000 of the Iste Frank Murphy to
the Omaha public library? Surely the
Inheritance tax law dfd not contem
plate anything of this kind,, and upon
proper presentation the tax should be
temttted so that the whole $10,000
shall go to (he library fund rather
than a part of it to the county road
President Stlckney has Invited the
Omaha Commercial club to join with
him in appealing to the Interstate
Commerce commission to , upset the
Union Pacific terminal elevator con
tracts. The Commercial club usually
fights shy of going in between two
warring railroads unless there is some
thing really at stake for our own com
The promise is now made that cars
will be running on the Omaha, Lincoln
& Beatrice Interurban railway In Jnly,
but as they will operate only a few
miles of i track between Lincoln' and
cne of Its suburbs the "Interurban"
part of It will have to remain in abey
ance. Heeriln Hla Owl Words.
Secretary Shaw Insists that people ought
to do more thinking. If the secretary had
fallowed his own advice he wouldn't ba
wondering where he is at just now.
Well Faanded rear.
There Is a growing fear thst when
Orover Cleveland's Indorsement of the
Bryan boom Is sprung on the country It
will drive tha best of us to the diction,
Education aad Aaarehy.
In the rather crude notion, of President
Shonts of the Panama Canal commission
the most effective weapon for combating
the anarchists Is education. Most of tha
anarchists are able to read and preach their
aubverslve doctyines In five or six different
My Old Kentucky Home."
New Tork Tribune.
Grateful Kentucklsns have Just unveiled
at Frankfort a statu to the author of "My
Old Kentucky Home." 8trangely enough,
the writer of that famous melody, so desr
to the native heart, was not a Kentucklon.
He was born In Pennsylvania and died In
Ijooklngr em tha Rrlarht Side.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Uncle Joe Cannon takes his usual op
timistic view of the situation. This comes
In great part from his natural happy dis
position, but It is also due to the fact that
he Is a representative of that part of tlie
country which may have tha dumps now
and then, but la not partial to them.
A Daef of Worda.
The long duel VtWeen Lawyer Cromwell
of Panama tarn and Senator Morgan Is
reaching an Interesting phase, now that
the senate Committee has ''.sustained the
motion of Mr. Morgan that Lawyer Crom
well be compelled 40 answer questions con
cerning canal matters dating back to the
period before the United States govern
ment acquired the Isthmus. Tha Alabama
senator . undoubtedly has a large number
of questions whose answers would he
highly Interesting and Instructive, particu
larly In a historical sense. Mr. Cromwell
Is almost bursting with secrets about
Bunau-Varilla and the celebrated revolu
tion In Panama. Mr. Morgan will again
demand answers to hla questions, Mr.
Cromwell will again refuse to comply and
the case may then ba taken to tha courts.
The Alabama sens tor, however, would will
ingly chase the lawyer there. For be has
his teeth set In the canal business.
HARD TIMES FOR MAN.
Hla Worth Flat red Dowa Fin by the
Poor old human being! In anothar year
or so he won't have a friend left on
earth. The young doctors are so hot on Ms
trail that he needs be as spry as a Weston
to escape them, for they Intend to catch
him and chloroform him, forgetting, maybe,
that their own time Is not so very far away.
Osier has ended the middle-aged man's use
fulness. Dr. Hutchinson Is for throwing
him on the scrap heap if he passes middle
age, and now comes Dr. Holt, exponent of
tha commercial age, and with, statistics
proving how rapidly a man deteriorates
after ha Is 40. j
Wa confess ws 'are not quit up to
Dr. Holt's theories. , Maybe Increasing age
has dimmed our faculties. What pussies
us is that a 10-year-old boy, full of the
deuce and playing hookey and a sorrow to
the neighborhood, should be valued at
$2,601.63 there are several In our block that'
wc will gladly sell for the 62 cents while
a man of 70 Is appraised at $17.13. What
dots Uncle Joe Cannon say to this? What
will Mr. Cleveland,' end Mr. Carnrgte, and
Kaiser Frans Josef, and Mark Twain, and
T. Wfntworth Hlgginson, and E. Clarence
Stedman say to It? Could not tha statis
tician at least have spared that Insolent
II cents? "
But this is not all. The value of the de
fendant decreases so rapidly. If he con
sents to keep on having birthdays when he
huM passed 4), that by the time ha reaches
SO he owes the public S872.S4! It doesn't
make ar:y difference that he has hoarded
his tnuney nd is living on the Interest, or
that he U. pottering around a farm, or
running OTiunds, or otherwise supporting
himself. n owes the town that amount!
As if tho octogenarian owed any such sum
as tha for the bosrd he gets when the
town takes rare of him! At such a rate he
will owe everybody 13.000 or U.000 If he
grows up to ba 100. and if ha sprints across
tha line and starts on his second century
he will have to be a Rockefeller to pay his
Tet It Is an Immense consolation to know
when we are 40 we are worth $2t44.8S!
How often, before and after, ws hsve gone
through our pockets, seeking for car fare,
and never dreamed of all this wealth! And
now that a good many of us realise It, it
is too late to get It cashed! But what Is
the matter with the medical profession?
Wo never were taught to disrespect our
parents like this, and gibe at our grand
fathers ss Old-Miniis-Eight-Huiidred-Dol-lars.
They might have been minus that,
and other inni. but why emphsstse It?
Do our heirs burn to possesa the eight
bundled or some such dollars we nisy have
saved, that they may hum them after
their fashlou and carry the flames on their
noses? l et the young fellows do the worn.
If thry are so awfully snxinus to 4o It. but
doo l ma. a us 4oa to $17 11, on Irldss.
ITS Or WASHHOTOX LIFE.
Minor Srenes and Ineldenta Shetrbed
on the aot.
Warned by experience. Inquisitive gov
ernment officials now eserrise systematic
caution, lest those who are qulfied might
at later proceedings plunge Into the im
munity bath." The Interstate Commerce
commission Is particularly careful to avoid
this peril and haa formulated a new rule
of conduct In the hearing to be given the
presidents of eastern railroads whose sub
ordinates are charged with grafting and
rebating.. These dignitaries have not been
subpoenaed or In any official manner called
upon to testify. Instead of that they hive
been proffered the opportunity to come
before the commission voluntarily and
make such statements as thry may desire
In regard to the scandals Involving their
various companies. They will not be sworn
as witnesses, and may answer or decline to
answer questions aa they see fit. The com
mission takes this course in order to avoid
the danger of Involving the government. In
the situation possible under the Immunity
clause of the Elklns act, which led to the
miscarriage of Justice in the Chicago pack
Several veteran employes of the senate
recognised William Plnkncy Whyte. Mary
land's new senator, when he appeared In
the chamber last week to be sworn In and
gave him a warm greeting. Inside the
democratic cloak room he found Robert D.
Nixon, the financial clerk of the senate,
who was there when Mr. Whyte left the
senate In 1R81. "It really does make me
feel at home when I see you. Nick," said
tha senator, as he shook hands with his
old friend. Senator Whyte came down to
the senate half an hour before It convened.
As he entered he remarked to his grandson,
William Pinkney Whyte, Jr., who accom
panied him and who will be his secretary:
"I have not put my foot In this chamber
since I left here twenty-six years ago.
Then I was 66; now I am 82. but It looks
so familiar, so familiar."
Among the first to be Introduced to the
new senator, after he had been sworn In,
was Senator La Follette. who welcomed
him to the senate: "This Is the man about
whom I have been hearing so much."
"Yes," said La Follette. "but remember
only half of what you hear Is true."
When he went to luncheon with his col
league Senator Whyte was surprised at
the elaborate menu served. "Why, when I
was here twenty-six years ago." ho said,
"the regular luncheon was a bow of milk
with bread broken In It. and It was a
wholesome luncheon, too. That was all we
Congressman John Sharp Williams of
Mississippi does not reserve his sarcastic
wit for exhibition In the house of repre
sentatives. Some time ago he was on his
way to Augusta, Oa.. to address a political
meeting. The train was deplorably slow
and Mr. Williams commented on this cir
cumstance repeatedly. The conductor took
these observations to be rather pers-innl
and not knowing the Identity of his pas
senger, said angrily: "If you don't like
the speed of the train you can get out and
walk." Far from being crushed. Williams
calmly replied: "I would, only the good
people of Augusta don't expect me till the
train gets In."
Senator Bacon of Georgia was making a
speech on the proposed Erie ship canal and
one of his attentive listeners was the new
senator from Maryland, Mr. Whyte. It
was noticed that Senator Whyte was un
usually Interested, and when the Oeorgla
senator had concluded the Marylander went
over to call upon him. "Senator, where did
you get those figures you submitted to the
senate?" asked the new Man-land sen
ator. "I don't know exactly where they
came from." Senator Bacon replied, "but
my secretary, dug them up somewhere. and
I am willing to vouch for them, for he Is a
very careful and painstaking fellow." "I
can vouch for them, too," answered Sen
ator Whyte. "for I used the same figures
in a speech on the subject when I was in
the senate before." The speech Senator
Whyte referred to was on delivered In the
senate In 1S81.
More than SS.O0O i.. ....
..vw m v uir UfHQ
letter office of the Postofflce department
i. uni a small percentage of this
amount can be returned to the senders,
for the reason that the writers give In
sufficient addresses. The majority of these
letters are written bv noor nr-
eluding many foreigners, and are. for tho
mosi part, intended for mail order houses,
but on account of wrong addresses finally
reach the dead letter office.
The total number of pieces of unclaimed
matter received during the month was
W6.668, against 7,100 In April, but not
withstanding the large Increase in receipts
every piece of mall received was openod
and treated, leaving no accumulation at the
beginning of this month.
A new record was made in the percent
age of letters returned .to sendr-rs. an n..,.
cent being the average for the month. It is
estimated that not more than 35 per cent
of the so-called "returnable" letters can,
In fact, be returned. The number of let
ters returned last month was 135.01.
against 116.857 in April, VM, and 109.K2 in
Money waa found in 7,243 letters, to the
amount of 16.167.61. In May, 1S06. U.M.M
was contained In 7,2f0 letters, showing a
slight decrease for liK In the number of
letters received containing money, but
quite a considerable Increase In the amount
of money enclosed.
A New York artist who painted a por
trait of President Roosevelt had the privi
lege of spending several days knocking
around the White House to get some niun
tal notes of the president's varying expres
sions. He would sit here, there and yon
der to watch the head of the nation as
he attended to all sorts of business. Tin
portrait had been finished, but adverse
criticism rendered the artist's visit neces
sary. When he whs about to leave the ex
ecutive mansion to hasten to New York to
put hla new impressions on the canvas, the
president shook his finger at lilm and said,
very earnestly, "Now, mind, no acarfplu."
The way the senate spends the taxpayers'
money in caring for new senators and mak
ing them comfortable waa aptly illus
trated one day last week. Judge lieiiaon,
the new member of the body from Kansaa,
did not have "a committee chairmanship,
committee room or anvthlno- ei to itinb..
Ills life serene and pleasant. Furthermore.
J there was nothing left to offer him. TI10
senate promptly created a brand new com
mittee for Benson and he became its first
chairman. It Is called the committee on
the examination and disposition of docu
ments. He was allowed a clerk at tl.btU
a year and a messenger at 11,440 a year.
Convincing Explanation Promised.
By th time Senator Dupont is ready to
take up hla duties, however, he will
douhtlesa have framed up a bunch of con
vincing explanatlona showing- that the
powder trust Is one of Ihe most beneficent
aggregations of capital that ever made
aatiafactory connection w!th the I'ulted
j Rerrlmlnatlon of the Klert.
j Chicago Chronicle.
We are come upon parlous times indeed
j when reformers of the eminence of Messrs.
j Folk and Jerome Indulge In open and
I irascible 1, eliminations If the elect thus
I fall out nhst may he exrerted ef Ul
I gil bvuy of t..o unnctlfl.c4T
WHIT IS A MA WORTH!
A ffoptor'e Plaaaoal Snhjeeted to
Wall Street Journal.
Vhst is a man worth? The first answer
Is. of course, that It depends on the nun.
An Insurance company formed to take a
risk upon the life of one man only could
not afford to use the actuary's table of
averages. At best the transaction would
be In the nature of a bet. lint Insuring
many lives the company could, and does,
do a sound business on their aversge value
expressed In years, because over a great
number of cases results are constant.
Dr. Holt (lack of space prohibits his five
other names) has been expressing in dollsrs
and cents what he estimates to he the
value of a man, and, as the Information
was given to the American Medical asso
elation st Boston, the doctor Is worth
taking seriously Plain man. without trim
mings, he estimates at $S.4S8 when he la
36, taking that aa his maximum, and find
ing a steady decrease until he becomes
worthless after 70 and a loss to the com
munity from that on. The calculation must
be based upon prospective working capac
ity, because he finds the value of a boy
of 16 about half that of a man of 26. This
Is certainly not true of the boy's work In
any manual employment, so that the doc
tor puts some water In the capitalisation.
The calculations have an Interest In con
nection with the bill to reform naturalisa
tion abuses recently passed by congress.
Thst hill exacts a higher standard from
nei' rltlsen. It requires a knowledge of
the English language, which was not im
perative before. It gives some possibility
of withdrawing naturalisation papers
fraudulently obtained, snd It also puts the
expense of naturalising on the applicant,
who pays til for the privilege he obtains.
It Is Imperative that we should keep our
cltlsenshlp as clean as possible. It Is too
great a privilege to be trifled with. Cltlsen.
ship carries duties as well as privileges,
and we are In a manner bound to see that
the ability to discharge those duties exists.
At the same time, between Dr. Holt's esti
mate of the cash value of a man and an
entirely comprehensible Idea to make Im
migration difficult w can trace a lesson
and a warning. It Is not too much to
say, economically, that any nation receiv
ing new citizens would be Justified In pay
ing a cash price for sny ablebodled man.
any child In good health and any woman
not past the child bearing age.
It Is Impossible to enter Into Dr. Holt's
theory pf the value of what he calls a
"professional man" at any age.. "Profes
sor" covers anything nowadays from peda
gogy to prise fighting. The strict English
definition limited the term to the medical
profession, the church and the bar. Pooh
Bah, In "The Mikado," on the other hand,
drew the line at stock brokers. It Is safe
enough to lump them all together and let
them average themselves like the actuary's
life table. We have workmen who can
make a good deal more money In a week
than plenty of professions! men, and the
efforts of some of our professional men
for the public good are of doubtful value.
What our agricultural districts are say
ing north, south and west Is that we want
men. We ought to know their cash value
better than any other nation. W need
them and use them In our business. What
ever they may have been before they eama
here, we can make men of them In a
broader sense than many of them con
templated. I.et us by all means regulate
immigration and cltlsenshlp, but let us
also remember not to put the bars up too
Philadelphia rejoices that Its second
Charlie Ross story came to a satisfactory
end with one chapter.
An .effort Is being made to hsvs the like
ness of John , aul Jones, the naval hero,
appear on one of the next series of postag
When Mr. Burbank, the wizard vege
tarian, gets through monkeying with the
potato the old friends of the tuber won't
Dr. Thomas Hunter, who has been prest
dent of the Normal college. New Tori
City, ever since Its foundation In 186$.
has resigned. In 18A6 he organized the
first evening high school In tha United
Amsi Smith, superintendent of the docu
ment room at the capltol, has a mervelous
memory. He is familiar with all the count
less bills and documents for many sessions
back and csn get the desired one at any
time without consulting indexes or file
Senator Foraker has been honored by
having 700 pickaninnies In the southern
states named Joseph Benson Foraker on
account of his having amended the rate bill
so as to provide that all persons paying
the same compensation shall receive
equally good accommodations upon trains.
John E. Junkln, of Sterling. Kane., last
week elected president of the Natlontl
Editorial association at Indianapolis, Is a
former Pennsylvanlan. Before going west
he engaged in newspaper work In this
state and New Jersey. For mora than a
decsde his paper. "The Bulletin" of Ster
ling Kas., has been recognised as an tip-to-date,
wide-awake country weekly.
Qlenarvon Behymer of Los Angeles a
on of the youngest students ever grad
uated from a law school. Mr. Behymer,
who Is only 19 years old, waa graduated
last week from the law school of Ueorge
Washington university, not only carrying
on his legSl studies there but taking two
languagea in the first year of his course
and three in his second. He will have
to wait two years before being admitted
to the California bar. but ia well satisfied
In the belief that he is the youngest bach
elor of law in the world.
The children cannot possibly have
good health unless the bowels are in
proper condition. A sluggish liver
gives a coated tongue, bad breath, con
stipated bowels. Correct all these by
giving small doses of Ayer's Pills.
Genuine liver pills, gently laxative.
We have no secrets! We publish
the formulas of all our medicines.
Man by tks f . O. irw O.. LwU, Haa.
AIM MaaafMMVr ei
ATBt'l tAIK nO0R-or th aalf. AVER'S CHESBTFCCTOt&L For eeaftt.
TIB'S SAKSAPaaatA-PwtfcSkkMd. ATga'SAeUtCUEg-raiasaUrusiSagaS.
ew nr.Mun for r.R?i.
Prnhable Reneflts to tome frt.m the
Free Alrnhol et.
Wall Street Journal
The tree alcohol sit create a nw de.
mand for cereM products t'huf wmtig
these ore torn and wheat. "phe !:MWr
of the country are estimated to consume
about 24.OOn.ino bushels pf corn a year. T''e
total of all grains consumed by tlr dis
tilling Industry In 19S ws 30,oni,nr((. The
United States Is pre-eminently a surpbis
corn country, and he us of alcohol in -he
sr: will create an Increased demand for
the home-srown product. Some market
authnMtles hsve figured that this urn
source of demand will materially Improve
the price of corn, but must not be for
gotten thst In extracting the. li-oho1ic el.
ment from corn the bulky by-product or
body of the corn mka an M,llnl
food, valued at a nrlrr. ai,mlAnt t
the cost of the dlstllllna Not only is thr
....... . r. ,n I.,.-, (l in more vsiuanio n
some respects thsn the whole com, because
of the ttrstment It has received, making It
all the more digestible for stock fording.
This enhancement of the nutritive value
Is similar to the results obtained by siloing
dry fodder by fermentation with sufficient
moisture to make the feed more dlgeMihl",
thus releasing Its nutritive qualities. How
far this new Industry will affect t-sttle
feeding it Is too early to sntl. lpntc. Oiih
possible effect will be to concentrate rattle
feeding more generally than ever at the
present time to the vicinity of distilling
establishments. This Is an opportunity for
localities In the corn belt to organise dis
tilling concerns, with a view to developing
the Industry on the spot, where corn is
cheap, labor more or less avaHnhle, and
where the by-products can be consumed to
the greatest advantage In the raising of
"Young Parks says his fiancee. Miss Mlll
yuns. Is only an, hut she s 40 if she's a
"Yes. but Parks is allowing her ten off
ror cash. Boston Transcript.
"That's queer." remarked the man In the
orchestra chair. "That old havseed over
there looks as if the ballet simply bored
him to death."
"H hs to look that wsv," replied his
companion. "That's his wife sitting along
side of htm." Philadelphia Press.
Knlcker Tou find the language difficult?
Foreigner Yes. You ventilated se stock
ysrds and now you want to ventilate te
subway; surely you do not want to make
s same smell In both? New Tork Sun.
"Why do you suppose they hart a police
man at that Intellectual debate?"
"Perhaps they found It th onlv way of
arresting the attention of the audience."
The dusky consort of His Royal Nibs of
Umphtaboola was worried.
"Are bolls ever fatal?" she asked
"Often. I believe," answered th mon
arch, contemplatively. "In fact, I happen
to know that the last missionary who came
here died of one." Chicago Tribune.
"What do you think the fiar sees In his
"From the current reports. I should say
he sees his doom-ah." Baltimore Ameri
can. "Father," said the small boy, "what is a
"A scientist, my Son, is a man who can
tell you things you already know in such
unfamiliar language that you regard It as
bfm.thln, hr.nil maw ' ' 1&...hlntni. Qi.-
"That's Mr. McFront. His daughter iST
on of our moat charming"
"Yes. I've bean out at his house and he
ha asked me to call again."
"Oet out! Tou ean't make me believe
you call on his daughter"
'"No. I didn't call on his daughter, but
to collect a bill." Philadelphia Press.
"In the restaurant business, are you?
Haven't these er Investigations made a
difference in your trade?"
"I should say so. We're so busy I can't
find time to eat my own meals. Ours Is a
vegetarian restaurant." Chicago Tribune.
Stella Desertion? you sa'y? . . .
Bella Ys, she saw no mors of htm thsn
th senate does of a New York senator.
.- e..- York Sun.
TO BITTO HER WAIST BEHIND.
She stood at the glass and she tried with
her might .
The movement ah went through wer
surely a sight
She would reach snd she'd tug. sh would
sigh and she'd groan.
And after each effort she'd let out a moan:
Sh twisted and squirmed till sh strained
She would tak a long breath and then
stand on her toes.
She strained at the risk of ripping her
She had a contortionist beaten a mil,
She would bend like a Jackknlfe, then
straighten a while.
And wonder why nightmares like that were
For an hour she labored In wildest despair,
Her face became red and all loosened her
She wept, and the tears splashed down In
While for life and Its pleasures she csred
not a rap.
When she went to the office a hideous gap
In her waist
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