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The Bee Publishing company, oelng duly
worn, says that the actual number of full
and complete copies of The Dally, Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during
Ihe month of Juno, 180. was aa follows:
1 31,710
2 33,610
1 30,750
4 31,980
S 31.S80
T 33,010
10 30,630
11 33,300
12 31,830
1 31,810
14 31,880
IK 31,870
Less unsold copies
tit 33,463
t '
2! 31,700
20 33,280
. 10,498
Net total sales 843.884
Dally average 81,468
1 General Manager.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before me this SOth day of June, 1906.
(Seal) M. B. HLNGATK.
Notary Public.
Sahserlbera leaving- the pity lem
porarlly sheald have Tha Be
mailed to them. Address will ba
changed aa eftea as requested.
Now for the Glorious Fourth.
This Is ordinarily the fire depart
ment's busy day.
If the Colorado supreme court keeps
up Its record, Kansas may lose some
of the distinction gained from court
made law.
With British spinners willing to pay
10 cents a pound for American cotton,
corn will have to look to Its dearly
won crown.
About this- time eight years ago
things were becoming quite lively in
the neighborhood of a place called
Santiago bay.
Oklahoma should be (lad that the
Indian Territory is putting eff itg race
war before It assumes the name of Its
associate In statehood.
The drawings for Crow land Indicate
that even as strenuous as is the Iowa
political situation, it could not keep
all the voters at home.
Colonel Bryan's real problem will
come whon he undertakes to draft a
platform which will satisfy all the men
who have declared for him.
The casualty list has already com
menced coming In, but It will take
eeveral'weeks before the names of all
tho victims are added to it. '
The board of directors of the Penn
sylvania Railroad company having dis
covered that it has done Its duty, the
whitewash brush should be passed to
the executive officers.
Creditors of San Domingo will find
it more difficult to get cash from a
New York bank than to draw conces
sions from the Insular government
but the money is in sight at least.
With concessions to the peasants on
the subject of land tenure, the. Russian
government may hope to divide them
and conquer. But the peasants will
hava s word to say after they get the
The outbreak of cholera among the
natives of the Philippines will give
American medical science its chance to
contribute toward making the Fili
pinos glad they have been annexed by
incle Sam.
The Panama canal project has one
advantage over that at Suez, since Its
bonds will carry Interest at the rate of
t per cent, while the latter at times
..I J A a. . ... -
suiu a. a discount, even wun per
cent Interest.
N hen the Interstate Commerce
commission s decisions cease to be
merely advisory, lawyers will probably
Insist upon the adoption of rules which
will enable them to delay the game as
long aa possible.
Having settled to iu own satisfac
tion that there Is not land enough for
all la Russia. It will still be difficult
for the government to use this as a
basis to Justify reducing the popula
tlon through riot.
Criticism of the record of congress
on the subject of labor laws comes
with bad taste from a party which de
pends for congressional representation
npoa states where peonage and child
labor Is permitted.
A lot of Nebraska people have
drawn winning numbers In the Crow
Reservation lottery, but why -anyone
Situated ia Nebraska should want to
go out there to get a land bonus will
have to ba explained. , ,
Today la the one hundredth and
thirtieth anniversary of the signing of
the Declaration of Independence, and
the occasion will be duly celebrated
not only wherever the American flag
floats, but in many foreign countries
wherever American citizens may hap-
Den to be
ft v.. ham nnito tha custom to
lament the decadence of the times and
the degeneracy of our public and prl-
vate life, especially in the light of die-
closures exposing scandals In govern-
ment and business. Dut no one who Dig and quick pronu, wun corre
looxs back over the record of Aroert- sponding risks. Such investors have
can progress and achievement within
the comparatively few years that have
elapsed since the birth of the republic
,, h n.imiiiio tha future.
The free institutions that were
erected by the founders of our gov-
eminent have been vindicated time
and again and are more firmly en-
trenched today than ever before. No
country In the world is so entitled to
be called the "land of the free and
the home of the brave." and no other
people have as much to show In the
way of accumulated wealth and its
widespread distribution as the Amer-
Ican people.
While a millionaire addicted to
snobbery will now and then expatriate
himself in order to associate more In-
tlmately with titled aristocrats or
European monarchies, all the rest of
the inhabitants of our country are
more than satisfied with their form of
government and the conditions which
11 provides for comfortable livelihood,
ian(1 wuld not give up their American
citizenship In exchange for citizenship
in any other nation of the world. When
they travel abroad they take their
greatest pride in heralding themselves
as Americans and when they return
home they realize more than they can
express how greatly they value the
American name and how glad they are
to set foot again upon American soil,
What sort of government and what
sort of Institutions might have been in, the world, the percentage of dis
developed on this continent had there eased animals being remarkably small
been no Declaration of Independence
on the Fourth Day of July in tho year
1776 no one can tell, but this much Is
certain, that except for that historic
event our present government and our
present institutions would never have
been ours to hand down to succeeding
What the Springfield (Mass.) Re-
publican deliberately says under the
head. "What Congress and the Presl-
dent Have Done," Is significant, be-
cause that paper is recognized as one
of the pronounced types of strictly in-
dependent Journalism, always a se-
vere critic and standing for the strict-
est ethical ideals In government. Con- pressed by the fact that the govern
cludlng the long list of Important ment Is bending every energy to put
measures enacted during the session
Just closed, the Republican deliber-
ately declares that "it is a record of spectlon over every particle of the
great achievement," and adds: ' "We process of meat production "from pas
may . question lndr t- whether there tare to package." The stamp of the
has been a congress session since the government henceforth will carry an
civil war that has more, closely held
the public attention or dealt affirma-
tlvely with so many matters of fMibllc
interest." And of great matters be-
fore congress, in its opinion, "what
was left undone ia insignificant com-
pared with what has been done."
There can be no doubt that the ma-
ture Judgment of the country, when it
is definitely formed upon full lnforma-
tlon, will coincide with this strictly and permanent Interests of our Ameri
nonpartlsan opinion, especially in view can farmers and ranchmen, no less
of the fact that most of the important
enactments are measures long under
consideration, but blocked by special
interests, or of measures "exalting
the powers of the federal government had been shocked, to prevent perma
both at the expense of the states and nent and grave damage to those vast
of the nower of monopolistic Inter-
state businesses to do as they will in
the exploitation of the people."
The most extraordinary fact is that-
most of these measures have gone
through under no pressure of public
disorder 6r Industrial hardship and de-
presslon, but under conditions en-
couraelna- to the policy of drift and
"letting well enough" alone. It means
far more than It would If It was the
.nra...ln nf a mora nartlaan advo-
cate that the Republican regards the
decisive Impulse under these circum
stances to be unquestionably President
Roosevelt, and that he acted upon no
mere disposition wantonly to meddle
with and disturb existing arrange
ments, but in the conviction that a
large measure of Injustice and wrong
enters into the Industrial order of the
The sale of $30,000,000 Panama
canal bonds under the Spooner act,
which authorised a total . Issue of
1130,000.000 is to be made direct to
the people, without the intervention
of any syndicate of bankers and finan
ciers, under substantially the same
method that was so successfully car-
rled out during the war with Spain,
when a $200,000,000 bond issue was
subscrlbed several times over. There
will thus be no share or commissions
Intermediate between the treasury and
the subscribers, and no profits that are
not open to the small Investor as well
as to the rich speculator,
Considering that the interest Is only
2 per cent, that the bonds cannot be
had at less than psr, and that they are
payable at the government's option
after the short period of only ten
years, a small demand might natur
ally be assumed, but It is anticipated
In well Informed guarters that they
will be much sought and even that
competition may take them at con
siderably above par. Though the In
terest seems low. It Is payable quar
terly, the bonds are exempt from both
state and national taxation, and there
Is the possibility. If not the probabil-
tty, that they will not be ealled till the
full thirty-year period ol maturity, go
that there value may be gteadlly en
hancod by demand as security for na-
tional bank circulation
Paying a net raU of Interest higher
than that of the eastern savings banks
and higher than the average on the
great majority of industrial stocks
wun periect rroeaora irom tneir nuc
tustions and hniaros. these nonas
really are attractive to a large and. in
creasing number who have surplus ac
cumulations and desire secure Invest
ment and steady returns rather than
come to consuiuie an immensely
greater financial resource for our gov-
eminent than the frugal trade ana
farm classes In France, whose net
earnings and savings are individually
"o much smaller. They can supply
almost out of their small change the
funds required for the canal as the
work progresses, without calling for
extra current taxation and the treas-
ry policy is a wise one that arroras
them the opportunity.
Secretary Wilson's statement. Is-
sued by direction of the president.
thows the promptness and thorough-
ness with which the new meat inspec-
tlon system Is to be organized and en-
forced and Is notice to the world of
the signal benefits which must flow
from it. Not one moment la to be
j08t ana no effort of the government
to be soared In utilizing the Bowers
conferred by the new law. and when
these are put in force no nation will
have such far-reaching supervision of
an forms of flesh food as the United
states has now decreed.
Secretary Wilson In his statement
properly emphasizes one great fact
which has lately been too much lost
Bight of. but which the new law will
jn due time surely be the means of
bringing into bold relief, namely, that
American live stock are the healthiest
anu steadily decreasing because of
the popularization of approved sclen-
tlflc preventive methods, and that in-
gpection of live animals before and at
the time of slaughter always has been
thorough. This was stated expressly,
though briefly and with insufficient
prominence, in the report of the presi
dent's special expert Investigators of
the Chicago packing industries. The
objectional and offensive conditions
which they found and the report of
which caused such a sensation, related
to sanitation and methods of prepara
tlon of canned meat and similar meat
Consumers of our meats the world
over will not fall to be favorably lm-
In force, beyond the possibility of
evasion, an adequate law extending in-
absolute guarantee of the purity and
wholesomeness of every ounce of meat
products that are carried from one
state to another or Into foreign coun-
The result will Inevitably increase
the demand for our meats both at
home and abroad, whatever temporary
injury may have been caused by re
cent exposures. Thus the substantial
than those of our packers, will be ultl-
mately safeguarded by the Inspection
law, which, indeed, was absolutely In
dispensable, after public sensibilities
The forty-sixth star m tne American
na nas een nauy weicomea py a
ureu '"r lUH "
nlla bay. That Is where the Inhab-
"ants of our far eastern possessions
Bet decidedly the best of it by having
Fourth of July come to them half a
W earner man n reacnes us. i ais is
something that the signers of the Dec-
laranou aurciy uni uieauicuui
The Postofflce department still oc
cupies first place among other
branches of the government in point
of size of its requisition on the na
tional treasury. Of all the money paid
out by the national government, how
ever, this brings its benefits directly
to the greater number of people.
Don't be In too great a hurry for
full returns of the Douglas county -primary
election. To tabulate completely
the returns on only the two opposing
state delegations of eighty-three each
I voted for in eighty precincts requires
the addition of 18,280 numerals ba
fore the total can be had.
" lok were to have a
resumption of the ocean greyhound
racing unless the ocean racing, like the
automobile racing, turns up a bad ac-
cldent at the start. The' old adage
bout "8low but Bure" ,B lu8t ha od
n th water ' ft 8 n land-
Staid old Massachusetts, threatened
with a political scandal, would be
amusing were the case not serious.
New Englanders may be willing to
admit that graft threatens the founda
tion of the republic when the shock
hits so close home.
A Toledo Judge has not only fined
the Ire men. but has sentenced their
attorneys to Imprisonment in the
cooler for contempt. That ought to
give all parties to the controversy a
chance to lower their temperature.
'e sometimes have to go away from
home to learn the news, which perhaps
explains the declaration of a Des
Moines paper that the contest In Ne-
braska Is a repeUUoa of the fight
waged for and against Governor Cum
mins' demand for a third term over In
Iowa. Nebraska republicans have not
yet been apprised of the fact, but we
presume they will take due notice of
it now.
The fact that proceedings in a Stand
ard Oil suit In Ohio are instituted in
the probate court does not necessarily
mean that the prosecuting attorney
considers the corporation dead, though
he doubtless hopes to kill it.
Two of a Klad.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Squeezing the lemon syndicate and
breaking the Ice trust should be accom
plished simultaneously In order to pro
duce tha best results.
Also Its Salary.
New Tork Trlbuna.
There Is a general belief that congress
earned Its vacation this year, and on the
whole representatives who were on tha
winning side of the great publlo measures
and most of them were have nothing to
fear from their constituents.
The Smart Thtasj to Do.
Indianapolis News.
If there really la no grain elevator trust,
the smart thing for the alleged members
of It to do, it would seem, would be to let
the government plunge right ahead, and
then give It tha raucous ha-ha. But It
might n t work out Just right that way.
Well qualified. Wltaeaaea.
New York Trlbuna.
The summoning of Japanese seamen and
surgeons to testify In Admiral Rojest
venaky's martial trial Is an Interesting and
by no means unfitting Incident. Nobody la
better qualified to tell of his doing, and
of the hopeless Impossibility of tha task
which was assigned to him, than they, and
we may be sure his reputation and honor
will not suffer unduly at their hands.
One Corporatloa Excepted.
New Tork Sun.
Washington sends forth the virtuous de
cision of the republican eongreaslonal cam
paign committee not to seek contributions
from corporations this yesr. The mem
bers of the committee "assert positively"
that this will not be a "money campaign."
Their appeal will be to a free and enlight
ened electorate by a party poor but hon
est. One corporation the federal govern
ment will be allowed to contribute the
use of Its printing plant and postal ser
vice without compensation for the manu
facture and distribution of "literature."
All others are barred.
Prosrreaa oa the Farm.
Chicago Chronicle.
The congestion of population In cities
has led tc much moralising on the decay
of farm life and the Indisposition of farm
ers' sons to pursue the father's calling.
Tet our census reports show that between
1860 and 1900 the number of farms in the
country Increased from less than 1,500,000
to nearly ,ono,1i. That this Is not wholly
due to larger population Is shown by the
fact that, while 1n 1S60 there was one farm
to every sixteen persons. In 1900 there was
one to every 1S.S persons, the farms grow
ing In numbers faster than the population.
There is shown In this fact one reason why
farm labor is so Inadequate to the demand
just now.
Cobalt and Piebald.
Harper's Weekly.
Our neighbor. Thomas Edison, has got
the horse annihilated again. He has been
out after cobalt, and found lots of It
somewhere, an that Is to make tha stor
age battery so rHaap, light and capacious
that every vehicle -will very soon be self
propelling. Latterly, a ' good many of
neighbor Edison's storage battery yarns
have got separated from their sequels, and
the aequels have got lost. But, after all.
nobody has got a better right to have
hiatuses occur In the plots of his wonder
tales thsn a writer who has so often
compassed the Incredible. When cobalt Is
cheaper than piebald, then cobalt. Mean
while, piebald.
Postofllee Rea-nlatlons Designed
Promote Poatal Card Baalaeaa.
Cleveland Leader.
Tha Postofflce department has about or
rived at the conclusion that the souvenir
post-card has developed from a fad Into an
Institution. There Is no complaint on that
score, for the cards often take the places
of more bulky letters and they are eaay
to handle. But on their account the publlo
Is demanding at least one change In the
postal regulations.
The rule of the department la that every
letter and postal card shall be stamped
on the back with the place, data and hour
of its receipt at Its postofflce destination
The result Is often defacement of the pic
tures on the souvenir cards, and aome of
them are beautiful. To meet this objection
the postofflce In New York and several
other large cities have been allowed to
omit the receiving stamp. Now the post
masters of similar cities are asking for the
same exemptions.
There Is little doubt that the department
will soon make Its special ruling In this
respect general. The carda meet a real
requirement and many of them are neat
and artistic. Often the pictures tell more
than can be put In a letter. The vulgar
and offensive specimens which were re
cently so conspicuous are rapidly disap
peering. Those which border on the ln
decent are held out by tha postmasters
and sent to the dead letter office. It seems
certain that the picture post-card have
come to atay.
Steps to Formulate a Demaad
Chicago Record-Herald.
Reports from Des Motnes Indicate that
the convention of delegates of the states
to discuss ways and means for securing
the election of t'ntted Btatea senators by
direct vote of the people will be largely
attended and will give rise to an energetic
propaganda. With nineteen states already
on the list of thoae that have made their
formal demand on congress to call a con
stitutional convention, and with only
eleven more needed to force rongresa to
act. It Is evident that a little muscle and
a little doae of "get together" will bring
the results.
How much can be accomplished by a
state that atarta out to Interest the others
Is shown by the work of the committee
of correspondence appointed by the Penn
sylvania legislature in ISM and reappointed
In l'l. Prior to that time most of the
states had been urging congress to "pro
pose" or "submit" an amendment. Their
resolutions were merely expressions of
their desire, not forma! demands which
could compel obedience. Pennsylvania
pointed out to the other states that their
work was going astray because the senate
would never yield to their wishes till It
was forced to. The point was so effectively
made that swltt series of formal demands
followed. Georgia and Arkansas In l")
and 11" H also appointed committees of cor
respondence and helped out the work of
the Pennsylvania committee.
The Des Moines convention can take
Into account what progress waa made by
the less strenuous n.eans of correspond-
ence and be assured thst with two-thirds
of the necessary preliminary work accom-
mliMhaA tha other third will "
Jely 4 aad tta Relation to the Deelar
atloa of Inseeendeaee.
There are those who assert as historical
tnith that "the day wt celebrate," July 4,
plumes Itself with more feathers of the
eagle than the event warranta One writer
In Harper's Magaslne Insists that July 2 Is
tha proper date to celebrate the Immortal
declaration. Other July datea have been
claimants for come of the honors and that
they possess equal rights with the Fourth
Is not to be discussed seriously. The
Declaration of Independence waa agreed to
In the continental congress In Philadelphia
July 4. 1774, and so there Is no occasion for
tightening the lid on our exuberant ex
hilaration. What was done on July 2
waa to agree to resolutions of Independ
ent as framed originally by Richard
Henry Lee of Virginia.
But that the declaration adopted on July
4 waa then formally engrossed and signed,
or even agreed to by all of the thirteen
colonies, says the Springfield Republican,
la shown to be untrue In a volume recently
published by the Macmlllan company, writ
ten by Herbert Frledenwald, entitled
"The Declaration of Independence; an In
terpretation and Analysis."
Jefferson himself has reoorded that after
the declaration had been agreed to It waa
"signed by every member preeent except
Mr. Dickinson." The declaration itself
goes to sustain this assertion, for It Is
headed, "In congress, July 4, 1774," and Is
said to be "the unanimous declaration of
the thirteen United Btatea of America."
But It is here shown beyond all power of
disputing not only that the document was
not signed on July 4, but that, aa the
New Tork delegates had no power to act
at 'the time. It was not unanimously
adopted or proclaimed on that day, and In
this connection It may be worth observing
that the familiar tradition of tha ringing
of the bell of Independence hall in Phila
delphia on that day to make loud the
proclamation of Independence Is a legend
without the faintest show of authority.
Bo the bell has of late years been going
round the country under a measure of
false pretension.
These are matters of Interest, If not Im
portance. The facts aa here brought out.
though not altogether for the first time.
re that had the declaration been signed
on July 4, and had the signatures been
confined to members of the congress pres
ent, quite a different list of names would
now stand appended to the document, and
they would have numbered not more than
forty-nine, and possibly only forty-five, In
stead of the fifty-six which appear on the
original parchment. It la known that
forty-five members were present on that
day, and their Identity Is known, and the
four others needed to make up the full
membership roll of the thirteen colonies
may have been present, but left no certain
trace of being so.
It Is made pretty clear from the printed
records of the time that the declaration
was adopted on July 4, with the votes of
the New Tork members lacking for want
of authority; that on July 15 the New
York members passed 1n their approval;
that on July 19 It was decided to engrors
the document on parchment and to hava
It signed by every member of the congress
after being engrossed, and the secret
Journal of the congress, first published
In 1S21, records fhat the stgmng took place
on August 2. 177. when "the Declaration
of Independence being engrossed and com
pared at the table, was signed by the
members." Thus the Declaration as sent
out to the colonies and read to the soldiers
immediately after July 4 waa lacking signa
tures, and It waa not until January of the
following year that congress agreed to S
publication of an authentic copy with the
signatures attached.
It is the conclusion of this author that
the matter of having the Declaration signed
by tha men who promulgated It came ss a
kind of afterthought, and that secrecy was
maintained for some time thereafter In
the possible idea of protecting the signers
should the British government succeed in
suppressing the revolt. In which case, as
Franklin had said, they would all hang
separately even though they had hung to
gether. But If the fathers ever had any
such purpose In mind they did not cling to
It long, for congress published the signa
tures In January, 1777.
The evidence all goes to show thst the
signing of the document extended over
quite a little period of time, and did not
take place altogether on August 2 or any
other day. Seven men who were present
In congress on July 4 never signed at all;
seven men whose names do appear ap
pended to the document were not members
of congress on July 4. Some of the men
who signed are known not to have been
in Philadelphia on August 2. and the con
clusion Is, accordingly, that the signing
did not begin until that date, that It ex
tended beyond August 2, as the convenience
of members dictated, and that It Included
quite a number who had no part in adopt
Ing the Declaration. Only a few of the
signers, furthermore, seem to have eppre
elated the Importance of getting tholr
names attached to this Immortal document-
never dreaming that it waa to obtain the
place It has In the literature and politics
of the world. But there were some who
did. Blbtldge Gerry of Massachusetts was
one. Bad health compelled him to leave
Philadelphia twelve days after the adoption
of the Declaration, but he continued anx
ious about the signing, for on July 21,
writing from Klngsbrldge, N. Y., to John
and Samuel Adams, he said: "Pray sub
scribe for me ye Declaration of Independ
ency If ye same Is to be signed as pro
posed; I think we ought to have ye priv
ilege, when necessarily absent, of voting
and signing by proxy." This offers fur
ther proof not only that there waa no sign
ing on July 4. but that aa late as July 18,
when Gerry left Philadelphia, there had
been no signing. Gerry did not return tr
Philadelphia until September 2, and pre
sumably did not sign until then.
As we have aald, thla Is of Interest. If not
especially Important; but It is Instructive
In going to show that there was no blason
Ing forth of the document on July 4, full
rigged or with names attached, and accom
panted by the pealing of bells, as tradition
has it. The Declaration Itself was adopted
lacking New York's vote, on that day, and
quietly sent forth for proclamation In tha
colonies; but aa an engrossed and signed
document, fully supporting the legend at
the head, "Tha unanimous declaration,"
etc.. It came Into existence some time after
July 4.
Our author entera Into some study of the
genesis of this great paper, and a consid
eratlon of the political philosophy which It
voices. We need not follow him to this
extent, beyond noting that, whl'.e he dies
not appear to follow this particular school
of thought In regard to government as en
thuslastically as migh be expected, he hf-sl
tatea not to concede the mighty Influence
which the Declaration has had heretofore
In shaping our own political Institution
and which It is yet to have In that dlrec
tlon. We oceaelonally diverge from the
teachings of this great popular creed flout
the Ideals which It holds up, as either ridic
ulous or unattainable; but It la only for the
time being, for against all these paths of
divergence the Declaration onerstes as
stumbling Mock." as Lincoln raid, and will
always so operate. Fur. let the wle nv n
of politics and poUtiral. theory argue as they
ntay, and conclude unit tney will, there
j ., ' ,, ...., , th. ,., ,nn-..
. , . dp . .D)(Jln, conv1ron th.ttbe
doo,rtn.. proclaimed In th e preamble of the
-ehmrtIUlll essentially and eternally
i tu.
it makes you
long for
dinner time
Rest for flaky pastry.
wholesome bread and biscuit
best for criso cookies
best for delicious cakes,
some muffins, doughnuts
will melt in your mouth.
Everyth'nfc you make well,
It will help to make bttr,
because it's "beat by test."
Anybody ean cook well If they ase
OaJaaaet Baking Powder. Failure with
It Is almost Impossible. The feo pre
pared with It Is irea frem Alum,
Rocbelle Salts or any injurious
Price) Is Moderate
Simple Home Remedies for Fire
cracker Boras.
New York World.
As In times of peace we are admonished
to prepare for war, it Is as well for the
mothers of "Young America"1 to get their
medicine chests ready to do bsttls with
burns of all kinds.
Some simple remedies which each houae
hold should have are given here with the
hope that they will not be found necessary,
but If they are, that they relieve the pain
of the small sufferer.
A strong solution of common baking soda
gives almost Instant relief to an ordinary
burn. Pour enough water over the soda
to dissolve It, and apply on a piece of clean
linen, or the burn, if it becomes very much
Inflamed, can be painted with collodion.
This is renewed whenever necessary ail
will subdue the swelling.
For burns covering a large surface, equal
parte of Unseed oil and lime water are
recommended, or four parts of lime water
to one part of oil. Saturate a cloth with
the mixture and apply to the parts affeoted.
Where a child has burnt himself and the
pain causes great nervousness, put a tea
spoonful of alum in a pint of water and
baths the parts frequently. Keep the burn
wet with the solution, which extracts the
heat in a remarkable manner, and put the
small patient in bed. The lotion should
soothe Into a calm and- refreshing sleep.
Where none of the above remedies is at
hand, kerosene or crude oil can be applied
to the wound, provided It is not an open
For the first application to s burn noth
ing Is really more aoothlng than a lotion
of equal parts of lime water and linseed
oil. and this mixture should always be
handy In the medicine closet. When the
skin Is broken It should be applied on lint,
as ordinary cloth will adhere to the sur
face and cause much pain and suppura
In cases where the skin is unbroken this
lotion may be continued until recovery-
But when the surface Is raw and the skin
nearly or quite destroyed the lotion should
be dispensed with after from eighteen to
thirty hours, and the following healing
ointment used instead:
Oxide sine, finely powdered, one ounce.
Balsam of Peru, ten drops. .
Vaseline, eight ounces.
Heat the vaseline and stir in the pow
der ed oxide of sine, being sure to mix well;
add also the balsam and let stand until
cool. Apply on lint, using the same pre
caution aa specified above.
Last year there were 404 deatha due to
lockjaw from Injuries Incurred during the
Fourth of July celebration. It should,
therefore, not be necessary to warn parents
against permitting their children to play
with the more dangerous explosives, nor for
them to overlook the slightest open wound
or scratched skin which might give the
terrible germ of lockjaw an opening. When
such an abrasion has occurred apply some
strong antiseptic, such as hydrosone, and
then send for medical attendance. Some
times a powder wound will Injure the
deeper tissues of the skin, producing an
enuslon of blood Into the skin. This 1
made visible by a livid, deep blue or black
patch. A lotion of ah ounce of tincture of
arnica to a pint of water will remove the
pain and hasten an absorption of blood.
Another remedy demands a sufficient quan
tity of flaxseed meal to form a layer from
three-quarters to sn inch thick. Spread a
cloth the sise of the wound. Upon this
place small pieces of Ice, sprinkled with
the meal. Cover with another cloth, turn.
ing In the edges so the mass will not es
cape, and apply to the burn.
Alexander Mulr, author of Canada's na
tional hymn, "The Maple Leaf," has Just
died at Toronto.
Andrew Carnegie's library glfta In the
United States last year numbered 211 and
amounted to over 23,000,000.
As evidence that the Indian Territory has
Indeed reached a stage of civilisation that
entltlea It to statehood, one druggist out
mere is advertising "house paint, face paint
and nose paint."
Richard Franklin Pettlgrew wants to b3
the first socialist to alt In the United States
senate as such. He Is going to invite his
atate of South Dakota to elect him senator
three yeara hence. Ha has served two terms
Edward Iveson Goldsmith bears the treble
distinction of being the oldest native cltiien
of Lynn, Mass., the oldest veteran of the
civil war now living In the Bay state and
one of the youngeet looking men of his
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age In the world. He has Just celebrate!
his 4th birthday and doea not look a rlay
over 65. He served in the Twenty-third
Massachusetts In the civil war.
James Augustus Wilson, a negro, won th'
rich prise at the" Wesleyan university fnf
the best commencement orstlon. Mis sub
ject was "Shall the Negro Have a Share in
American Politics?" The prise-taker, norv
a resident of Calhoun, Ala., was born In
Wllllamsport, Pa., thirty-two years ago.
Fifteen men are known to be still alive
who served as confederate congressmen--John
Ooode and Roger A. Pryor, Virginia.
A. 8. Colyar, J. D. C. Atkins. Joseph P
Helskel and John V. Wright, Tennessee;
Hiram P. Bell, Georgia; Henry C. Jones.
Florida; James L. Pugh, Alabama; S. IV
Callahan, Indian Territory; J. A. P. Camp
bell, Mississippi; 8. H. Ford, Kentucky; "
H. Tlbbs, North Carolina.
New Guest (at summer resort hotel) To t
had a dance here last night, didn't you
How many couples were on the floor?
Landlord One regular couple, and the
halves of twenty-eight others. Chicago
"So soon forgot," murmered the visitor
"Oh. brace up. What are you thinking
"That five I lent you last week for a
day." Philadelphia Ledger.
Bill A man doesn't know who to be
lieve, nowadays.
Jill Oh, I don't know! Just ask the
cashier at your bank how your account
stands, and you're not likely to get an
extravagant ststement. Yonkers states
man, "They were going to elope last night
but it's all oft now. They couldn't deeme
upon a conveyance."
"Why, both he and she own automo
biles." "That was the whole trouble. She de
clared her auto waa the best and uh in
sisted his was." Philadelphia Ledger.
"My stomach has gone back on me," com
plained the fat man.
"You don't look it, old fellow," said hi'
physician. "I never saw It in a more for
ward condition." Chicago Tribune.
Rockefeller was delighted with the thrift
of the French.
"Beautiful, beautiful." he murmured, then
added musingly: "Yet If my countrymen
were equally saving where would I be?"
So serious was the train of thought
started by this reflection that he forgot to
tip the waiter. Philadelphia Ledger.
'"Now," said the doctor, ryou'n' have to
accustom yourself to one cigar after
"Oh! doctor," said the patient, "that's
pretty hard"
"Tut, tut! After a time you'll find It
easy to give up even the cigars after
"But I'm sure I'll be giving up the meals
after the clgara. I've never smoked, you
know." Philadelphia Press.
W. J. Larrup ton in New York Sun,
Great Scot,
This is what
They call the Fourth of July.
It aounda more like all of it, and
Then some, with the entire land
And whanging
Ana wnizzing
And fizzing
And sir ring
And shooting
And tooting
And yelling ,
And belling
And ten million. smalt boys
Making Just as much noise
As they want to, and their pas and msa
Adding a few hurrahs,
While the eagle files -
To the ridge pole of the skies
And flaps his wings
And screams and sings;
And the Stars and Stripes are unfurled
So that the whole wide world
May see the colors that stand
For the biggest and youngcat and greatest
That tha earth
Has ever given birth
To. And T'ncle Sam's grin
At the national din,
Extends from the Caribbean shore
To the Philippines' door;
And Yankee Doodle IS the air
We're going to breathe forever;
The air that makes a patriot do
Or die In the endeavor.
Gee whiz.
What a day It la!
And how the effete
Monarchies of the old world beat
A retreat
I When they think of what
We could do to mnke it hot
For them, if we let fly
' Our Fourth of July
At them Instead of In the air
F.very where
From Mwtne to California,
From Boston to Ynhoo
From Cuba to Manila,
From here to Kalamazoo.
That'e us.
. And we don't make any fuss
About It. either, except a little on the day
e came here to ntay.
And now blaze away
uV'Iytt.,n- Bnd ,h rth and sky
With the Fourth of July;
The only one, too
None genuine, .except stamped red, whits
. and blue. -
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