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With Ice at $10 a ton the lea fund
can no longer be classed as a minor
Pennsylvania will have to send for
fiherman Bell before It can know what
real labor war Is like.
, San Francisco's complaint of the
sale of surplus flour must mean that
army rations do not taste good to
When the thermometer reaches 100
Degrees In the shade the sentence Im
posed on those Toledo Ice dealers will
be still more popular.
V When the polls close In December
In the life Insurance elections In New
York the actual effect of the recent
graft disclosures will be apparent.
1 A new definition of the word "sex
tette" is necessary since so many of
the "original Florodora" aggregation
are getting back Into the limelight.
" The Shoshone reservation is ready
for the crowds, but Is particularly in
terested In knowing whether the
crowds are ready for the reservation.
The Bryan reception in New York
may separate the sheep from the
goats, but It will be an expert who
can recognise the different flocks at
The attempt to exclude Americans
from the Henley regattas Indicate a
desire on the part of British college
men to keep some championships In
From the way other senators con
firm Senator La Follette's charges of
a grain and railroad combination it
may be assumed that previous Inac
tion has not been due to Ignorance.
The statement that A. J. Casaatt
expects to.be prosecuted for Irregu
larities of the Pennsylvania railroad
shows a foresight which should have
been utilized to prevent the Irregulari
' The new health commissioner wants
to make a raid upon the weeds in the
Interest of the health of the city. Cut
ting weeds ought to be rood exercise
for the city Jail gang without doing
'damage to anything but their appe
The World-Herald admits that Its
political correspondent at Washington
Is In "error," but no more so than Its
political correspondent In the heme
office In fact, there is a grave suspi
cion that the two are one and the same
While corporation lawyers may
ask for an armistice to enable them
to study new federal laws, there Is
an impression that they have been
looking for loopholes, while legislators
have had one eye on the main points
and the other on their constituents.
The cxar's fear that the Russian
army may be influenced by revolu
tionary feeling on the part of the
peasants shows that the Russian ruler
knows the ultimate seat of power in
all countries. Including autocracies,
rests with the popular majority.
Officers of the Water company in
sist that they are doing everything in
their power to expedite the report ot
the appraisers. If the appraisement
Is being held back, then it must be
wHtd kT th other party to the
FRnSKcVTlXO THE POWKRtVL.
Tbe decision to concentrate the en
ergies of tbe administration In a pros
ecution of the Standard Oil and Penn
sylvania Central for alleged violations
of the law Is altogether characteristic
of President Roosevelt. The fact that
they are the two greatest and most
powerful corporations In the country,
far from deterring, rather moves him
to select them In joining the Issue
whether great corporations shall be
superior or subject to the law.
The Investigations of Commissioner
Garfield and the Interstate Commerce
commission and other developments
have "put the Department of Justice
In possession of evidence deemed suffi
cient to secure conviction of these
giant concerns which have so long
been beyond reach of the law. It
would not have been so serious to at
tack Corporation offenders less In
fluential and formidable. Yha. mere
time server would have taken that
course, and public authority has been
too much in such hands.
President Roosevelt from the be
ginning of his administration has dem
onstrated his resoluteness and courage
by directing the powers of the govern
ment against formidable law violators,
as the prosecutions of the Northern
Securities, Tobacco, Paper, Chemical
and Meat trusts signally show, and
most valuable results In court decis
ions, publicity and stimulation of pub
lic sentiment have already been se
cured. But, If in addition to the vast
progress that has thus been attained,
the two mighty corporate aggrega
tions with which the government has
now grappled are brought to book and
the penalties of the law Inflicted, the
crisis of the great battle will have
been passed. It will be accepted as
the conclusive sign that the day has
come when the laws are made to be
obeyed by the great corporation com
bine as well as by the ordinary cltl
ren, and this Is precisely the purpose
which the president has more than
once publicly declared the paramount
need of our time.
COST OF THE GOVERNMENT.
While the few appropriation bills
still pending may cause a silent dif
ference In the amount allowed by con
gress for the annual expenses of gov
ernment, It will be approximately
$900,000,000, exceeding that for any
other fiscal year In our history. . The
average annual national expenses
now by far exceed the highest point
reached during the civil war, which
then seemed to threaten the country
In almost every direction there
have been Imperative demands for
larger appropriations for the new fis
cal year which begins July 1, large
as were the necessities for the cur
rent fiscal year. . Not extravagance,
but the amazing growth of the coun
try and the requirements for service
which public opinion has put upon the
government, are the cause, and it Is
significant that throughout the con
sideration ot the supply bill the oppo
sition, always especially eager to seize
points of partisan advantage when the
congressional elections are coming on,
has not raised the cry of wasteful and
excessive expenditure, but on the con
trary has Joined In the demand for
services which call for increased
expense. The growth of the postal
department, particularly In the vast
expansion of rural delivery, and the
enlarged meat inspection, involving a
cost of $8,000,000, are illustrations
of national development compelling
larger provision of funds.
It has not been long since appro
priations of only about one-half the
amount allowed at this session was
made the chief basis of partisan in
dictment against the republican party
with such effect that General Harrison
was defeated for re-election and the
democratic party given control of the
bouse of representatives. But it Is
recognized now In all parties that the
government of a country expanding at
such a rate as ours cannot meet the
needs of public service without corre
sponding expense. The very magni
tude of private and corporation opera
tions of which tbe people have be
come accustomed the last ten years
has disarmed the popular prejudice
which outcry against "the billion dol
lar congress" once excited.
The fact remains, notwithstanding
the Increase of expenses and the vast
total required to state them, that the
treasury will almost certainly be able
to meet them out of current revenues
and still hate a comfortable surplus at
the end of the ensuing fiscal year.
PURE FOOD AND INSPECTION BILLS
Examination discloses the fact that
the meat Inspection and pure food
bills as they passed both branches of
congress before going to conference
contain numerous Inconsistent and
conflicting provisions which may later
cause much trouble If finally passed
or serious litigation If not removed.
The pure food bill, while covering a
far wider range. Includes also the
same subject matter as the meat in
spection bill, both providing elaborate
but different systems of Inspection.
Under the former, the secretaries of
agriculture, treasury and commerce
are Jointly to make regulations
and control Inspection, but under the
Utter the secretary of agriculture
alone Is clothed with such authority,
and. It is pointed out, the require
ments of the two statutes are such
that it will be impossible to aarosonize
and reduce to certainty the operations
of the divergent authorities.
The meat inspection measure con
templates that, the Inspection which It
requires the bureau of animal Indus
try to make shall be final, the official
brand, "Inspected and passed," guar
anteeing that - the food Is good and
M." t f or interstate and for-
TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY,
elgn commerce. But the pure food bill
requires sn absolutely Independent in
spection by the bureau of chemistry,
after the Inspection by the bureau of
animal industry, to ascertain "If any
substance has been substituted, wholly
or In part; If any valuable constituent
of the article, wholly or In part, has
been abstracted; if It be mixed, col
ored, powdered, coated or stained In a
manner whereby damage or Inferior
ity Is concealed; It It contain any
added poisonous or other deleterious
Ingredient which may render such ar
ticle Injurious to health; If It consists
in who!o or In part of a filthy, decom
posed or putrid animal or eectsble
substance or any portion of an animal
unfit for food." Thus In a great va
riety of circumstances under Indepen
dent Authorities some meats ana meet
products muy be mn.de to bear the
official stamps, "Inspected and passed"
Other points of serious conflict are
specified. While they are of a char
acter that could be remedied, the In
teresting practical question In as to
their bearing under the circumstances,
as the last hours of the session are
at hand on the passage of the pure
food bill, against which such power
ful special Interests are arrayed leav
ing no stone unturned to defeai or
OMAHA AND NEBRASKA.
Taking Its text from this Interview,
which appeared recently In The Bee,
"Mr. Rosewater's candidacy offers the
only hope of keeping the senatorshlp
In Omaha and Douglas county and I
do not believe the republicans here
want to help the game of the state
against Omaha by splitting the Doug
las delegation," the Fremont Tribune,;
which boasts Itself the chief sponsor
of the Kearney candidate for senator,
This kind of argument may be good
enough logic to feed the Omahogs, but It Is
not the kind that the republicans of Ne
braska will relish, especially since Omaha
haa had a senator all the time, and two of
them a part of the time, ever since the ter
ritory of Nebraska, was admitted Into the
union thirty-nine years ago.
The issue Is being fairly drawn. It Is
Omaha against the state once more, Just
as It has been for nearly two score years.
Will the people of this Btate permit the tall
to continue to wag the dog?
It Is true that the boosters of the
Kearney candidate are trying to draw
this Issue, but there Is no more reason
why the game should be the State
against Omaha than that it should be
the state against Kearney, or the state
against Fremont. If Fremont hap
pened to be the residence of an emi
nent Nebrakau overtowerlng all com
petitors ills p'ice of residence surely
should not handicap him. If the same
man happened to live in Omaha,
neither should he be debarred. Let
us ask :how this argument would work
If the Kearney candidate should move
to Omaha. Would his Fremont cham
pion then be trying to array tbe state
Of course no sensible person takes
any stock In such efforts to prejudice
Omaha with the rest of the state. The
fact that Omaha has been the home of
one senator since Nebraska was ad
mitted Into the Union Is not pertinent.
The same Is true of nearly all of the
states which boast of a great metro
politan city and the reason Is that the
large commercial interests of the state
center there rather than in some small
town or village. While Omaha has
had one of the senatorshlps. It has sel
dom had anything else in the way of
party honors never having been ac
corded a governor at the bands of the
republicans and but few minor state
The question Is not particularly one
of location, but rather who by reason
of ability and experience can serve Ne
braska best as senator, and who is
most closely in touch with all the
varied Interests to be represented the
people as a whole rather than any
small geographical area or any special
Interest or group of special Interests.
The pay of the postmaster at Omaha
has been lifted from $6,000 to $6,000
a year, which will doubtless be a wel
come raise to the present incumbent.
The significance of the change, how
ever. Is found In the fact that post
masters' salaries are graded according
to the business done In the office and
the Increase In salary represents an
Increase In the amount of postage can
celled at Omaha. The postofflce could
not cancel more postage stamps except
for the growth of our local business
Institutions, which send out the mail.
For all of these reasons Omaha can
claim a credit mark for itself as well
as for the postofflce.
The democratic organ of the Fonta
nels club declares that the best the
Fontanelles hope to do for father-in-law
is to split the Douglas delegation
to the republican state convention so
that Douglas county shall not orfly
lose the senatorshlp, but get nothing
at all. That is good democratic poll-
tics, but it will hardly appeal to re-
The county board will soon have
finished the equalization of the assess-
ment. The next thir.g Is the fixing of
the tax rate aud the size of the levy is
Just as Important as the amount of tbe
assessment. Promlbes of economical
government are not worth much un
less they are reflected In the tax rate.
Our amiable democratic contem
porary has not yet dug up the anti
pass bill which was championed by
the democratle congressman from the
Second Nebraska district durlug the
two years that he drew pay and mile-
age from Uncle Sam.
Secretary of Agrlcult : i Wilson has
promised to spend a good part of the
special appropriation for -experimental
spraying ot orchards ia Nebraska and
lows. The chances are, however, that
Iowa will get the big ond of It, al
though Nebraska may have the place
of the favored step-child In the secre
The pretense that the assistant cash
ier and the teller In Senator Millard's
bank are for "father-in-law" for sena
tor Is altogether too transparent to go
down. But who among the ballot
Jugglers cares about the label?
The action of a federal court In
Texas enjoining the promulgation of
new railway rates by tbe state com
mission comes In time to Justify the
position of the president In regard to
meat Inspection appeals.
Oil Tanks a Targets.
In the meantime Just to show that tha
government is. not losing Interest, the attorney-general
will prod the Standard a
A Few Buy Frleoda.
The greed of the age Is being very gen
erally denounced In essay, writing, sermon
and address. But mHmmon still seems to
have a few friends left, In spite of the
scoring It Is receiving.
One By On They Fall.
New York Tribune.
Even the Book trust has come to grief
and can no longer dictate to Its customers
the prices at which they sell books. The
latter may give away the books or sell
them at whatever prices pleases them und
their patrons. The "tnist" Idea Is de
cidedly on the wane.
Briny Weeps of a l.aadlabber.
That briny old salt Teller, from the great
marltlm state of Colorado, Is leading the
fight for a sea level canal. Teller had
his nrst great nautical experience In 1896,
when he floated out of the St. Louis con
vention In an ocean of his own tears. Hence
his expert knowledge of canals.
A Pernicious Spectacle.
The "temperance" extremists are not so
much to blame for the outrage on the
rights of Inmates of the Soldiers' Homes
as the members of congress who, believing
that the 'canteen" Is a proper Institution,
still vote against it through cowardice. Jhe
spectacle of a crusade In the galleries of the
house of representatives against the old
soldiers' rights Is pernicious enough, but it
Is not worse than the .miserable trimming
of the, members on the floor.
Last Job of State Bnlldlna;.
ThT creation of Oklahoma has been
the show piece of state building In Amer
ica, and It has come practically at the
I a ot ,ne development of our purely fed
eral system. The achievement can be par
alleled In the future only In the Canadian
northwest. It Is well to remember that
the creations of commonwealths In this
swift, affluent style, which are fit In
every way to Join the American union
and help to shape our common national
destiny, will never be possible amonr tha
alien "sullen peoples" beyond the sea.
Well Knows Financiers Com 1'nder
the Head of Dnmmy Directors.
David Ferguson in Success.
How many corporations a man may
genuinely serve aa a director without being
a figurehead in any : one of them is a
complex question. I Some capitalists make
It a fixed rule not to enter the directorate
ot any corporation unless they are certain
of thtlr ability to actually assist tn the
direction of Its affairs. Others seem to go
on the principle of getting memberships In
as many directorates aa they possible can,
seemingly without regard to their fltnes
or ability to be of legitimate service.
Until recently, C'hauncey M. Depew was a
director In seventy-nine corporations, mofct
of them railroads controlled by the Vau
derbllls. Though It is a mental impossi
bility for one man to keep In close touch
w-lth the affairs of seventy-nine corpora
tions It would not be fair to class Mr.
Depew among the dummy directors. He
was put Into the corporations chiefly to
represent the Vanderbllt family stockhold
ings and carry out the Vanderbjlt policy
William H. Newman, Mr. Depew's suc
cessor aa president of the New York Cen
tral railroad, Is a director In sixty-eight
corporations, most of them railroads. Mr.
Newman probably holds' the record as a
president of corporations. Of the, sixty
eight companies he serves as director he
Is president of forty-four. This might ex
pose him to the charge of being a dummy
president were It not for the fact that
most of the forty-four companies are small
railroads component parts, or feeders, of
the main lines of the Vanderhllt system.
Mr. Newman Is not the only man employed
by the Vanderhllts to represent the family
Interests In corporations. John C'ars'en
sen. one of the cnnrklenttal men of th
Vanderhllts, Is a director In forty-two cor
porations; t'harles F. Cox. snot her con
fidential representative, Is In twenty-nine
corporations ss a director, and Edward
V. W. Rossiter represents the Vsnderbllt
family as director In fifty-two corporations.
James Pullman Is director In a larger
number of corporations than any other
momber of the Standard Oil group of capi
talists. He serves as director In fifty-eight
companies. William Rockefeller is In
forty-one, Henry H. Rogers is In twenty
five. Daniel O'Pay Is Irf twenty and
Charles M. Pratt Is In fourteen. John D.
Rockefeller, as has been stated, rnnnnts
his energies to One corporation, the Stand
ard Oil company, of which he is prescient
as well as director. J. rierpont Morgan,
though a director In forty-seven cor
porations. Is not n officer of a single one.
August Belmont, head of the transporta
tion system of New York City and Ameri
can representative of the Rothschilds, is
In twenty-seven corporations aa a director;
Anthony N. Brady serves fifty companies;
tleorge F. Raker, president of the First
National hank, is In forty-three: Hnrv
C. Huntington serves In directorates of
sixty-one corporations, most of them the
j creations of the late Colli p. Huntington
I and the veteran financier, Rusrell Hnge,
though well on the way to nonagenarian
I age, still clings to directorships in twentv.
'. stiv I'nrriira tlnns
Thomas F. Ryan. who. next to John v.
' Rockefeller. Is regarded In the Wall street
district as the most determined money
maker In America, Is a director In thirty
two corporations; but these do not rep
resent his total Interests, by any means.
He has placed his personal counsel, PmuI
D. Cravsth. In the directorates of a dozen
companies, and he has other confidential
men whom he employs In a similar capacity.
Norman B. Ream, the right-hand man of
the late Marshall Field. Is a director In
thirty-one corporations; Alexander E. Orr,
recently elected president of the New York
Life Insurance company. Is In twenty-nine,
It'llllgm A f'lav-k m 1'lti4 Q ...... .
i ..... . director in thirtv-two. of
which he is president of twenty-five.
All of these men would probably bitterly
resent being called dummy directors, but.
If the real facts of their activities, or In
activities, In corporations they supposedly
serve could be learned some basis for tbe
char would uudoubtcdly be fuund.
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TIIE FONTANELLE MACHINE
Father-in-Law's Paper Warns Republicans Not to Put Any Trust
in the Treacherous Indians.
World-Herald, April 13, 1906.
Is Omaha prepared to rush, with eyes wide open, Into tha crushing embrace of
the most powerful and autocratic po'itlcal machine thst was ever proposed to foist
upon an American city?
If not, her cltlxens would do well to study the methods and the objects of the
That club, The Be says, was organised by the corporations and Is mnlntnlned
by the corporations.
Its machinery Is alrendy so strong that, st the late primaries. It wna able to ma!:e
practically a clean sweep, though It comprised In Its membership but a small minor
ity of the total republican vote.
What will happen If the Fontanel! machine wins In the election as It won In the
primary, and is given Ci. trol of the city government?
For answer consult the pledge Which the club sought to exact from candldstes.
In its statement to candidates the club Informed them they must be loysl to
the organisation and active In Its upbuilding; that they must enthusiastically sup
port Its policies; that they must recognise "the rights of members of the organisa
tion to first consideration In the distribution of patronage;" that they must consider
themselves In duty bound to be governed by the desires of the governing board.
And then the pledge waa presented, the signature of the candidate blnd'ng hint
to the aforesaid conditions. We quote the third section of the pledge:
"IF ELECTED, WILL YOU RRC01NI7.E THE RIGHT OF THE MEMBERS OF
THE FONTANEIJ-E CLCB. AS RECOM MKNUKU HY THE LEGALLY CONSTI
TUTED AUTHORITY, TO FIRST CONSIDERATION IN THE DISTRIBUTION
What kind of government will Omnha have, we desire to ask. If It elects the Fon
It will have a government dictated by a corporation-controlled machine that
will own the public officials and dictate their official actions by virtue of a written
What does Omaha think of It?
What do republicans who do not belong to the Fontanelle machine think of it?
What show would they sland? What would be their place In the party?
It Is almost Impossible to conceive that Omaha, after her years of unhappy
experience, Is prepared to endorse and confer sovereign power upon this most brasen,
grasping, audacious machine with which she has ever had to deal.
BITS OF WASHINGTON 1,1 FR.
Minor Scenes and Incident Sketched
on the Spot.
The postmaster of Davenport, Is., Hon.
Lon Bryson was In Washington last
week and took a short range shot at Sec
retary Shaw In return for his activity In
the lowa gubernatorial campaign. "Sec
retary Shaw was evidently taken In on
that trip to Davenport to Rddress the Lin
coln Republican club," s:ild Postmaster
Bryson, In an Interview In the Washing
ton Post. "The secretary niHde the address
before a gathering at the club the night
before the Scott county caucus, and the
meeting was gotten up by a crowd of
people who cami down from Des Moines
to whoop It up ror Perkins. The next
day the convention instructed for Cummins
by a big vote, after a convention of two
hours and a half. The Perkins people
had previously held a meeting of their
very small minority and claimed to have
given the county to their candidate, but
no convention can be regular and do Its
work In five minutes. Scott county Is for
Cummins, and In the state convention, to
be held August 1, he will receive fully 900
votes out of the 1.600. Mr. Cummins hss
always come to our county and helped the
republican organization and we are with
him now. He will be the next governor
fVhen Thomas U. Reed was speaker of
the Fifty-first congress, only fifteen years
ago, there was a great outcry In the public
press because the appropriations for two
years had reached the enormous total of
Sl,023.792.3fi6. The criticism was that it was
"a billion dollar congress." MY. Reed
replied that this was "a billion dollar
country." But It was not until eight years
later that the appropriations exceeded that
figure for any two years, when, In the
fifty-fifth congress, which hsd much to do
with paying for tha Spanish war, they
resched 1, 563,000,000. The fifty-ninth con
gress, which Is approaching the com
pletion of Its first semilnn, Is going to put
all of Its predecessors to shame as an
example for the discouragement of parsi
mony. The 'appropriations of public moneys
which will have been made by the time
the session ends will be perilously near the
billion dollar mark for a single session. At
the rate public money Is being expended
and demands for greater sums are being
formulated, the short senslon will come
to a close In March. W". with appro
priations very near $2,000,000,000 for two
Ons of the curious customs In congress
Is to furnish free lemonade for senators,
while representstlves must pay for thn
same, luxury. The lstter are beginning to
grumble at what they call discrimination.
No one seems to understand why the
distinction Is made. A messenger In the
cloik rooms of the house make up a
cooler full of lemonade every day and It Is
dipped out to members who subscribe for
lemons and sugar. The list of those
entitled to drink the mixture Is pssted on
the front of the water cooler. Certain
members of the houre are cheap enough
to drink without subscribing to the cause.
Over In the senate rich lemonsde Is on
draught throughout the day and there Is
no limit on the allowance to senators or
One t'f the most Interested listeners In
ths house gallery during the discussion
of the pure food bill tvns young Mr. Heinz
of Plttsburt. He csme here to help pass
the bill, If he wss needed, and could find
a way to help.
"Thre Is no need of preaerva lives In
canned fruits and vegetables." said he.
"We hsve spent thousands of dollars to
demonstrate that fact and as Mr. Mann
said a few minutes ago the bill will not
hurt the m.in who dslres tn sell pure
food and drink. It will, however, hurt
the man who wants to defrsud the public
In any way, either by the tine of pre
servatives or by pretending an article Is
one thing while It la another. It is
necessary, however, to keep, canned stuff
from spoiling, to use only fruit snd vege
table In the best of condition when they
sre put Into tins. Partly decayed fruits
and vegetables can be canned and pre.
vented from spoiling by the use of power
ful antleptlcs. Sterilization In big re
torts aill mke the use of preservatives
PostmsMer Oeneral v Cortelyoti hss he
come the moat exclusive of cabinet offi
cers. It is hsrder to see him than any of
his colleagues. He ha even sss'imed lh
airs of a senetor In the mstter of elevttor
service, which Is saying a lot.
He has reserved one of the elevators for
his Instant and exclusive use by adopting
a slgnnl which brings the elevator to h
floor In a .1iffy. Woe betide the man who
Inadvertently gives the ring of the post
master general. Mr. Cortelyou has adopted
another wrinkle. That Is that certain d;
vfslons of the Postofflce department my
nut be communicated with by telephone,
except In cases of llinefs. The bond di
vision Is one of them. It Is also against
the rule and regulations to give out the
names of a postmaster's h-ndeinen.
That may he all right, so as to place a
check upon the Industry of the ggents of
the bonding companie. who, If they can
find out the name of the bondsmen, may
prrsuade them to notify the postmaster
that they would like to be relieved because
the cost of a bond given a surety company
costs so lltt.
Senator Rsyner. fresh from the court
room and not yet used to the senste, has
difficulty sometimes In remembering where
he Is and frequently says, "May It please
in court," Instead of "Mr. President."
On day In the course of a vehement at
tack on executive Interference he said:
"May it please the court," and the repub
lican senators laughed loud and long. "I
ought to explain that I was not address
ing the senator from Rhode Island," sn!d
Rayner, when he could b heard. Then
the democratic senators laughed loud and
long and Mr. Aldrlch's laugh stopped In
Some Washington Joker has played a
cruel practical Joke on the editor of an
eastern magaxlne. In the July number a
letter commending recently printed "Troa
son of the Senate" articles Is prominently
displayed. Tho letter Is signed "Dorsey
Foultx, Police Magistrate." Dorsey Foults
Is the standing Joke of the Washington
police department. , He Is a negro who,
while being tried for murder several years
ago, walked out of the court room and
escaped during the trial. Since that tlm
Dorsey Foults haa appeared in everv part
of the countiy, but tbe Washington police
have never captured him.
An exchange declares that President
Roosevelt could not possibly spend tJS.wO
a year In traveling. Did Its esteemed editor
ever travel much by special train?
Prof. James H. Breasted of the Univers
ity of .Ch(pa(q has. arrived home from
Egypt after a year of digging among the
ancient temples along the Nile. He will
return to hlB work of excavating in Egypt
next September. '
It Is related that a man Injured in an
accident In California had his heart taken
out. Its wounds washed and the organ re
placed. But It has long been a matter of
fact that broken hearts could be completely
repaired with money plasters.
There will be no scarcity of childhood s
favorite means to produce noise on c 1 1 -Fourth
of July this year, one ship which
arrived in the port of New York Iiom
China the other day carried 100.000,000 lire
crackers and 200.000 torpedoes. .
Andrew Carnegie la believed to have been
granted his "freedom"- oftener than any
other living man. A short time ago he was
granted the freedom of five English towns
and cities In one week and altogether hai
been the recipient of about forty freedoms
of this kind.
Secretary Tsft Is vastly proud of the fact
that he has reduced his weight by seventy
pounds. For a time his rigid regimen kept
him pale, but now he Is getting back some
of his ruddy complexion. "Diet Is the
thing," he said to a stout friend the
other day. "But how do you go about
It?" waa asked. "Oh. It's very simple.
Just cut out everything you like."
Vivian Fagan, United States marshal for
the southern district of Ohio, has been a
Cox man In Cincinnati politics for years
and years. 4 ward boss and all that tie
name Implies. Now the Civil Service com
mission is on his trail. It la examining
Into Fagan's record to see If he Is a poli
tician. "I quit," said Fagan. "I puss. If
after all these years I haven't established
myself as a politician I think it la time for
me to get into the high grass."
James Rosco Day, chancellor of Syra
cuse university, who has jumped Into u
deal of notoriety because of his attacks
on President Roosevelt k policies, Is th
largest man In Syracuse, standing t feet
4 inches in his stockings and weighing
20 pounds. He has been st the head
of Syracuse university for twelve years.
In which time ne has met with marked
succeHS, the'lnstitutlon having grown under
his guidance from a small college with a
handful of students to a grest university
with over 3.orV. His ambition Is to make
It a rival of the University of Chicago.
Rocky Stuff on the Jump.
Gasoline in now jumping In price and
likely to soar In the Interval before firo
alcohol comes In. Until recently the grsde
used for motor vehicles hss been sold for
11 or 12 cents s gallon, but an advance
of seversl cents gallon has recently been
made and another Is Imminent.
A l aeless Job.
It la uselesa Just now to preach the
goepe) of cheerfulness to the trusts. They
are beginning to feel that Jhere Is a
Moody atmosphere about them.
We all love a faithful friend. Life would be dreary with
out someone we could depend upon when In need. Bo It Is wlta
the owner of a Knabe. Under the most trying, circumstances
of neglect and abuse the Knabe will speak back to you. In most
soothing tones. The Knabe will stand more use and mora
neglect than any other piano. No one ever saw a Knabe piano
completely worn out.
The Knabe piano Is the stsndard by which the quality of
all other pianos is measured. There never was a piano as good
as the Knabe. Continuous effort to copy them have failed to
produce Knabe quality. The millions of dollars that have been
spent to perfect the Knabe, the life work of generations ot the
Knabe family, have developed a system and a knowledge as to
the kinds and the treatment of woods, which no other piano
maker can acquire In one lifetime. These are the things respon
sible for the Knabe qualify.
We sell a new Knabe Cabinet Grand Piano for 1450.
Terms of monthly payments may be arranged.
1513 Douglas Gt. Omaha. Neb.
PROOF PIANO TUNING $2.50 ONLY.
(Taw the 04 0e Crr.
Hon Wea Preserve.
New York Evening Tost.
Although tha Interstate Commerce onnv
r.i..Ln hi planned In bear the presidents
of the soft eoal roads In their own behalf,
not one of the officials turned up. but while
the Incident caused considerable amu
ment It served to renew serious discussion
as to whether a general investigation ox
the railroads was necessary. One president
nf m,trn avatenl stated that the dl
closure of the past few weeks Were mf sly
telling what every railroad man naa Known
for years. It .was stoutly denied, however,
that the conditions found to exlat rn tbe
solft coal territory could b duplicated im
the wet he added:
"A majority of th people asking favors)
from us think that nothing can be had
without a little 'greasing.' Consequently
any railroad man that will tak It cn
get It. Not long ago a big brewer on our
it. A a sldlna. When he got what
he wanted without paying for It he was the
most surprised man you ever saw. in my
opinion a straight and narrow line must
be drawn, there Is no middle ground.
Either you accept favors or you do not. it
was some years ago that that Question
waa settled on our road." i
A button was then pressed and the see
retary of the president in question was
directed to bring a letter-book, of a cer
tain date. In It was found a copy or me
following order, Issued to all officials'1
the comrany: .
Presidents Offloe. July 15, 1
XNO omcer vi ini in7
be permitted to become pecuniarily Inter
ested In any enterprise which la likely te
. . i . i . I L. Ka nnn.n.n.
navo ousiness reiuiioup iv..
When there Is a question whether a par
. . , ,,..,, t H 4 a nnta
ncuiar enieruiin .V'
hlbltlon the question will be referred to the
chief executive omcer oi mo ""wj w
decision In writing. In order that there
may be no possible ground for cxitlclsna
from any source. '
THOUGHTS THAT TICKLB. '
Jack-The last time I saw your cousltj
Joe he said he was on his way to salt old
Gotrox for his daughter's hand. How did
he come out? ' , ..
Tom He Isn't out yet. He S still In the
hospital Chicago News.
It was fleeing from Sodom. i
All the fault of the muckrakers.t he
Herewith he heartily Indorsed th presi
dential spcech.-New York Times.
"Did you have any luck on your fishing
trip?" asked the fond wife.
"I should say so," answered Mr. Olsport
absent mlndedly. "I held high and low
three times In succession and turned Javca
twice." Washington Star.
Glen Vlller-Are you a good "Judge of
Wade Parker I guess not. To Juflg
from what I read In the newspapers, I ve
been thinking it was canned chicken for
a number of years. Cleveland Leader.
"It seems to me," said Mrs. Oldcastle.
"that Dr. Fourthly Indulges a good deal
'"Tve'been thinking that same thing." re
plied her hostess. "I.end aakes, I should
think a man with as much sense as him
would leave these French drinks alone.
Chicago Record-Herald. ;
Mrs. Knlcker How' did you pjrsuada
your husband to send you to the country?
Mrs, Bocker I suggested staying n
trwn on account of the lovely bargains la
the shops. New York Sun.
"Can 1 sell you one of 'our latest dic
tionaries?" asked the affable agent.
"No." answered Mr. Cumrox. I have
been subscribing to all, the dictionaries that
came out, and they dlsafrree with me so
much shout spelling and pronunciation that
I'm tired of the argument." ashlngtoa
Star. , . ' i
BONO OF A CRACKED VOICE. .
When I was young and slender, a spendsfl.
lin lustier at passes wltn glasses ana
How pleasant was the look of em M I
came Jaunting by! . ...
(But. now there's none to sigh at me as
I come creaking by.)
Then Pegasus went loping 'twlxt hoping
'A song in every dicky bird, a scent la
V hat moons for lovelorn glances, ro
mancee and dames,
And how the spirit of the waits went
thrilling through my toes!
(Egad. Its now a gouty pang goes
thrilling through my toea!)
Wss I that lover frantic, romantic and
Who found the lute In Molly's Voioe,
the lioxven In her eyes.
( all not that little youthful ghost, but
leave it where itiles!
(Dear, desr. how many winter Snows
have drifted where she lies.)
But now I'm old snd humble, why mumble
At all the posy-linked rout that hurrios
Framed In my golrt-rtmmed glasses esca
lass Is who paFes
And youth is null a-twlnkllng In the
corner of my eye.
(How strange you cannot sea It In the
corner of my eye.) ,
CONSIMINO PASSION OF !.
3. W. Foley In New York Times.
If u kood mssrle awl the gurls u fawl
In luv with fnim the time wenn u are smal
until u are grone up ude hsrTtoo be
a moarmnn ur be kott fore blggumy
snn put In Jale. ann tho ure hart Is aosr
from looxen wun a hundered tUnes ur moag
ann u think u will neavur smile agenn
perharps Its onley fore the bet arm wenn
U are ateen snn boyhood riaie are passt
tl no ure reely dep. In uv at lasst.
o thenn tire uther l'ivs awl fald away
like doo upon the gras snn V kan ssy
u neavur reely noo befoar how dep
ann turhle Is ure pashun ann u slepa
upon hur folonrsf ann kls It wenn
il go to slepe ann wenn u rise agenn
snn put It on the bewro In ure room
propt up sgensl the bottul uv perfyoom
unn worship It wenn u re awl aloan
like heethen hoo bow doun to wood ana
o hsnple dse uv yuth wenn u doant kale
. . . - . a k. nr. hll
IT nreoo wnil i a ... - -"-
US ion U pnr in U"' ' m a,,,, u
are gladd u nesvur iumt to smoak ur enoa
. . k. . k. . t k . U r. Ilk, In -tlta
hekmnmen hur grate bew ty ann woant ned
to WHSSnHniFii ur .i.i iiiiiii, .k ...
the fsshun noats ann ware flna kloaag
too theaturs becaws u luv hur bo, (
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