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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 190(5.
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mailed to them. Addreaa will be
chanced aa often required.
Nebraska will vote on the constitu
tional amendment for an elective rail
way commission In November Just the
same. . - -
J. B. Duke Bays he made his fortune
by advertising and for " a while It
looked as if one of his relatives was to
lose his in the same manner.
Russian liberals who hesttato at
plunging the country into civil war
evidently fear the crar's power to a
greater extent than he trusts It.
With Pulajanes' and. Igorrotes both
on the warpath In the' Philippines
Uncle Sam may be compelled to
change the scene of his army maneu
vers. Moroccan tribesmen are said to be
clamoring for a "holy" war. Presum
ably this kind of a war would not con
form to the definition of General Sher
man. The first trial of the direct primary
over In Illinois appears to have been
even more of a success than was at
first anticipated, but there Is no "rota
tion" ballot In Illinois.
The wreck of that Italian ship off
the coast of Spain Is a reminder that
man Is still far from controlling the
elements. A wide field remains for
the. Inventor and scientist.
Secretary Root, after his return
from Brazil, may be able to explain
how the United States consumes each
year ten times as much real Mocha
and Java coffee as Is produced.
When Congressman Longworth
takes all those European gifts on a
personally conducted tour through the
American customs house the "tariff
rippers" may gain a distinguished con
American contestants at the Cowes'
yacht races will have the satisfaction
of racing in the sight of two kings,
even though they secure no prizes a
valuable consideration for advertising
If the adoption of the "earthquake
clause" means anything Callfornlans
should secure lower Insurance rates
but the companies will probably con
tend that the clause means anything
Perhaps the difference between the
1200,000 subscribed by the Standard
Oil company for San Francisco relief
and the $20,000 received by the chair
man of the relief committee may be
found in the "rebate" fund.
It transpires that Mayor Dahlman
did not know Just what he was' biting
off when he volunteered to hand down
the decision In the sparring match be
tween the agents of those rival auto
matic registering weighing machines.
The populist candidate for the dein
ocratlc gubernatorial nomination has
gained unlooked-for headway. Those
democratic spiders did not realize what
they were doing when they Invited the
populist fly Into their web-woven par
The attention of the Nebraska State
Board of Assessment Is respectfully
called to the new railroad assessment
just made in Iowa, by which the valua
tlon of Iowa railroads has been raised
for taxation by more than $4, 000, 000
notwithstanding the fact that the tax
bureaucrats .there put up the same pov
mU fie that they did ia Nebraska.
rorvLAR cnoict or sezAToR r.T
The drift of public sentiment toward
popular choice of United States sena
tor Is Main exemplified by the direct
primary Just held in Illinois, which in
sures the nomination and re-election
of Senator Shelby M. Cullom.
The issue of the primary, so far as
republicans were concerned, was the
contest between Senator Cullom and
ex-Governor Yates for the senatorial
endorsement, and the decisive expres
sion of the rank and file In favor of
Senator Cullom has already called
forth complete acquiescence In the re
sult on the part of Governor Yates,
notwithstanding the very creditable
showing which he made at the polls.
This popular expression may not be
legally binding upon the legislature,
but it constitutes a moral obligation
which without doubt will be recog
nized and carried out. Republican can
didates for the legislature will go be
fore the people giving full notice that
their election means the return of
Senator Cullom for another six years,
and the people of Illinois may be confi
dently counted on to ratify the repub
One incident of the canvass in Illi
nois is worth mentioning In passing,
and that is the avowed and cordial
support' given ex-Governor ' Yates by
Governor Deneen, by whom the state's
administrative Influence was thrown in
his favor. The espousal of the candi
dacy of Yates by Deneen Is explained
as a return of favors because In the
last state convention Yates threw his
strength to the present governor and
made possible Governor Deneeu's oc
cupancy of tho executive office. This
Is a shining example of conscientious
payment of a. political debt that Is
seldom found In the world of politics.
The significance of the Illinois pri
mary for Nebraska at the present time
lies in the plain response it makes to
the demand of the "people for a voice
n the selection of their United States
senators. Here again the plea that
the nomination of a candidate for sen
ator would weaken the party in ap
pealing for votes In the legislative dis
tricts has been rejected and the party
leaders have wisely concluded that
more is to be gained by taking the
people Into their confidence than by
trying to keep them In the dark and
attempting to elect the senator by
legislative manipulation. The forth
coming nomination of a candidate for
senator in Nebraska has, therefore, an
other good precedent In the action of
the Illinois republicans.
The struggle of the New York de
mocracy to escape from capture by
William R. Hearst, a result which Is
regarded so Important from a national
point; of view, is almost pitiable and
has been confined mainly to mere de
nunciation of the man in' the mug
wump press, which usually Inclines to
the democratic party. Of organized
movement against Hearst there has
been little. The party workers over
the state have scant encouragement
because they lack leadership. The
leaders who should make front against
him evidently view his position as for
The strategy of Hearst, if the state
ments of his most conspicuous news
paper opponents are to be accepted, is
to get Into position either to force tho
democratic convention to nominate
hlra for governor or to go to defeat if
it refuses to nominate him. The explicit
declaration of Mr. Bryan that he will
take no part for or against In the
Hearst contest has under the circum
stances played Into Hearst's hands.
and even If he should be nominated
and beaten It will still leave him in
control of the party organization of
the Empire state and a potent factor
In the preliminaries to the national
convention In 1908.
THE TRANSMISSIS8IPPI CONQRE88.
Efforts are being put forth to make
the seventeenth annual session of the
Transmtsslsslppl Commercial congress
at Kansas City a revival of that or
ganlzatlon, which of late had fallen
somewhat into decrepitude. Sec re
tary Root has been prevailed on to
make an addreaa that will certify the
Importance of the occasion and con
tribute to its interest.
Every year now marks an enormous
growth of the commercial concerns of
this region, comprehending the con
solidated empjres of the Louisiana
purchase and tlje great cession from
Mexico, as well as the territory
secured under the Oregon settlement
The sum of its commercial industries,
represented by more than one-half of
the total railroad mileage of the
United States, has grown now, espe
cially after the great Industrial uplift
of the last decade, to be an Interest
which more than ever calls for the
united consideration of Ita people. The
program for discussion. Including
among many others such subjects as
river Improvement, reclamation of arid
land by irrigation, live stock and pub
lic highways, suggests at. once the va
rlety of the Interests that require at
tention. While the Influence of this congress
has been waning. It could become
potential factor under proper reorgan
ization. As an agency for promoting
among the people of the Transmlssls
sippt region, the sense of their com
mon Interest and more harmonious ac
tion along common lines, it could se
cure a hearing. The government has
notoriously given attention and favor
disproportionately to eastern Interests,
and while the Kansas City congress
will be wholly nonpartisan in char
acter. It can emphasize the Identity of
western commercial and business in
terests, which must press more end
more for representation In the gov
ernment. At this juncture of a notable await-
enlng of public conscience and of tran
sition and adjustment of government
to new commercial standards and
methods, such a gathering will afford
opportunity for untrammeled expres
sion of western convictions and alms,
and it depends only whether true rep
resentatives of western progress will
utilize that opportunity or leave the
arena to the same old spokesmen of
special Interests who have monopo
lized the congress In the past.
QCESTlOy OF TARIFF REriSW.V
The plan of the leaders of the re
publican congressional campaign to
keep the question of tariff revision in
the background as far es possible 'Is
made more definite by later informa
tion than could be cathered from the
original announcement following the
Oyster Bay conference. Reports that
are accepted as authentic represent the
president as disposed to acquiesce In
the Judgment of Speaker Cannon and
his associates that the party should
not promise a general revision of the
tariff until after the next presidential
There Is no question but that the
president shares In the widespread be
lief that the present tariff could be
materially improved by a reduction in
certain schedules, and If he has agreed
to let the tariff matter rest, it can be
only because he is convinced that more
important work Is at hand and that
the tariff revision could be delayed
with less menace to pubjlc Interests
than could be the unfinished features
of his campaign to repress the lawless
trusts and regulate the relations of in
terstate corporations and the pub
lic. The president appreciates, as
few others do. the Immense magni
tude and difficult character of the
work remaining to be done both to
hold the gains' already made and to
tighten the restraint of public au
thority upon corporate aggression.
' "U is plausibly argued that the pres
ident regards it as peculiarly his duty
to pursue steadfastly the path he has
been following up to the end of his
term, which can be none too long for
his purpose, and that to complicate It
with tariff revision would be of doubt
ful wisdom even if all conditions were
otherwise apparent. The Just enacted
rate law is yet to be put into effect
and practically applied in all its pro
visions, while the prosecutions to re
duce the great trade combinations to
their proper sphere, which have token
such arduous- effort to bring to the
present stage, will requiro persistent
exertion of the executive for comple
tion. The trusts and corporations con
fronted with this prospect would
doubtless welcome rnything that
would distract the president's atten
tion and halt him in his determination,
and this consideration probably has
great weight with him.
At the same time there is no deny
ing the growing feeling, especially In
the .west, .thatt.be tariff schedules are
excessive . in many respects and that
the postponement of revision Is merely
a temporary makeshift. The repub
licans have heretofore successfully
appealed to the country to support the
protective principle, urging that the
revision when made should be made
by the friends of protection rather
than its enemies. The effort to keep
the tariff issue out of this congres
sional campaign may succeed gener
ally, but It is bound to crop out here
and there wherever the opposition
may force It and the party will have
to be ready to meet it with a fairly
definite program that will satisfy the
Gilbert M. Hitchcock Is again dis
tressing himself because Douglas
county is paying rent to The Bee build
ing for the suites of rooms occupied
by the three equity courts. He is not
distressed a bit over the rent which
the county is paying to the New York
Life building for the rooms occupied
by the county attorney, but it grieves
his heart sorely to see the judges and
lawyers riding up The Bee building
elevators, when It would gladden him
bo much more to see them climbing
breathlessly the steep court house
steps. He does not claim that the
county Is paying any more for the
rooms it occupies In the fireproof Bee
building than other tenants do, nor
that, the county is not' getting its
money's worth in every respect. If-an
attempt was made to evict the courts
from The Bee building without notice
before the year were up, Mr. Hitch
cock would denounce It as a great out
rage, but he coolly demands that the
county repudiate Its agreement for the
use of the rooms In the middle of the
term of the contract, and without no
tice. Mr. Hitchcock's paper has a rep
utation for advocating repudiation and
perhaps only wants the county to help
him out by becoming a repudlator, too.
Senator Millard's private secretary
vouches for the fact that "no western
senator stands higher with ' President
Roosevelt than does Senator Millard."
Surely Senator Millard has been most
grievously wronged by those who sus
pected that he was In active sympathy
and co-operation with the railroad sen
ators who exerted themselves to the ut
most last winter to block President
Roosevelt's plan for rate regulation
Mexico charges that the recent anti
American agitation there was fo
mented by American railroads that
want, to distract Immigration from
that country. The Mexicans evidently
think the shoulders of the railroads
are broad enough to bear all their ills.
The appeal of the Young Negroes'
association for aid In developing the
character and Intelligence of members
of the race emphasizes the fact that
there are some thlnzs which people
can only acquire for themselves. All
friends of the ne;ro race will wlll-
lngly help them, but the gift of char
acter is not within their power.
Now Is the time for the Real Estate
exchange and for the heavy property
owners' committee to get busy, with a
view to keeping the tax rate down. In
creased assessments of property will
not produce desired results unless ac
companied by decreased tax levies.
Of course, it would be altogether er
roneous to assume that Mr. Hitchcock
had fixed the date for his democratic
congressional convention for August
SO on purpose to give him an excuse
to stay away from the Bryan home
coming reception at New York.
Democrats and republicans of one
Missouri county have entered into an
agreement to bar money, liquor and
cigars as campaign material in the
pending contest. The "Independent
voter" will probably find himself
Son-in-law's democratic newspaper
seems still to be laboring under the de
lusion that if it can only blackwash all
the other candidates sufficiently father-in-law
may yet be resurrected as a re
publican candidate for United States
Reform from Within.
When Mr. Bryan gets through removing
national committeemen, he might do a
good turn by removing some of his fcl.
low-dattos In the Philippines who are not
Overlooking; Some Chances.
New York Sun.
The western, hemisphere Is the logical
and legitimate sphere of commercial influ
ence for the United States. The doors of
twenty republics are open. It Is our
own fault that we make no larger use of
Distinction Without Difference.
The price of coal Is going up silently
but steadily at a time when no one wants
to buy, but the price will be there when
the cold weather comes Just the same.
Is this any different from the Ice com
bination? Reform In ( inpalitn Methods.
The republican congressional commlttoe
has asked the people to contribute the
money It needs. It appeals for small
sums from many voters. One dollar la
suggested as the proper gift for the legitl
mote uses of the coming campaign.
That looks like a genuine eltort to gel
away from all possible subserviency to
rich and powerful' Interests which have
been In the habit of making liberal cam
paign contributions. It has the appear
ance, at least, of a strong desire to popj
larlse campaign work and, go straight to
the people for support and success.
In so far as such appearances are gen
uine the change speaks well for the prog
ress of reform In the nature as well as
tho outward seeming of politics.
PILGRIMS WERE XOT PERFECT.
Some Spota on the Halo of Xev Eng
land Ploneei1 Are Shown tp.
Hon. John D. Long of Massachusetts,
formerly secretary of the navy, does not
believe that the members of the famoui
Plymouth colony, pioneers of New Eng
land, were a superior class of people.
Speaking at the celebration of the 300th
anniversary of the First church Of Ply
mouth, Mass., he said:
Even In this Pilgrim colony the saints
can be counted on the Angers. We ar apt
to think of It as a little kingdom of heaven
on earth. But Jt Is amusing to read the
loving and scriptural phraseology under
guise of which the knife of shrewd dicker
was stuck Into each other's ribs. Some of
the very elect Intrusted with Its affairs
were false to the trust and used their po
sitions to feather their own nests much
falser to their trust than any president of
a modern Insurance company. The first
minister sent to It in 1624 was a factious
hypocrite who stirred up strife and wai
hown to have been a libertine, guilty of
gross Immorality. The second was a cross
between a crank and an idiot, and was
shipped off in Bhort order. One of the
original number wag hung for wilful mur
der. Within the first decade social vices
Infested the community, drunkenness,
bickering, slander, licentiousness, even
crimes against nature and all this In a
community of very limited numbers. No
New England village of today need fear
comparison. But the good prevailed with
them over the evil, aa it has prevailed
with us and will hereafter prevail.
I believe that all the present eruption
and riot and violence which startle us to
day are only the boiling of the cauldron
which, hot and scalding now. Is sloughing
off the scum.
But, on the other hand, -I do not shut
my eyea to the perils. I recognise the dis
content of the body politic which shakes
the foundations under us like th tremors
of an earthquake. It Is a discontent that
arises not from the fact that the great
body of the people have little, for 'they
never had so much. It arises from the
fact that the man who has a hundredfold
more than the Pilgrim compares himself,
not with the Pilgrim, hut with hi neigh
bor, who has a . hundredfold more than
himself. The man who walka hates the
man who drives a horse, but when he has
hla horse Is unhappy because of the man
who spins by him In an automobile, blow
ing a horn and raising a cloud of dust, and
whom he hates. The great problem of our
material age Is not the accumulation, but
the distribution of wealth. It Is the In
equalities that sting and make festers. It
takes a little philosophy to accept the
Inevitable law of nature, yet the Inequali
ties of fortune, which naturally arise under
a condition or equal lights and privileges
for all, are the very stimulus to enterprise.
It la well for us. however, Justly Impa
tient we may he of the powerful masslnga
of capital which have set going the great
Industrial wheela of production and em
ployment, to carefully guard, while prop
erly restricting them, against too violent
an Impairment of enterprise and Invest
ment, which might result In disaster not
only to financial hut Industrial Interests.
cut off the flow of wages and support, and
kill the goose that lays the golden egg
on which all of us alike are directly or In
Ia It not Just here that the church ha
its present great opportunity as a mighty
conservative power for wisdom and right
eousnees, for peace and content? For eon-
tent la happiness, snd discontent is misery,
Not the pulpit alone, not the preacher
alone, but the church of the people, the
Pilgrim church, the church gathered K
years ago tody at Scrooby the church
of all men and women who believe that
uod reigns, a church mhlch. with all It
forces united and working together, I
power mighty enough to meet and solve
the problems of our day, however full of
peril they seam.
ARMY GOSSIP I WAHIOTO.
Correal Event Ginned from the
Army and ary Register.
A question has been referred to the War
department whether an enlisted msn of the
army may have charges preferred ngslnst
hlin for refusing tn pay a sum of momy
as the value of certain private property
lost through his negligence. The oldl.-r
was placed In charge of a pack train return
ing to Fort Aptche., Arlt. The packs con.
alned the bedding of certain soldiers who
had been on duty ss escort to a paymaster.
One of the packs containing a shelter-half,
he property of the United States and some
blankets, the property of two soldiers, was
lost. The surveying officer recommended
hat the soldier be required to m.ike good
h loess to the other enlisted men. The
soldier refused. In this case the circum
stances are not regarding as constituting
a scandal, and It la considered as establlah-
ng a dangerous precedent to hold that oftt-
cers and soldiers are personally responsible
for private property which may he Included
In certain government transportation of
which the officer or soldier has been placed
In charge and for which he Is responsible
to his superiors alone. The soldier's refusal
In the rase Is not regarded as warranting
his trial by court-martial.
There has been Issued from the War de
partment a general order publishing the
new regulations governing the school of
application for cavalry and field artillery
at Fort Riley. There Is an Increase In the
number of officers detailed annually for In
structions. There will be detailed each year
not exceeding twenty-four lieutenants of
cavalry who have not previously attended
the school, and twelve lieutenants of
artillery who have not been at the school,
the cavalry officers to be nominated by
regimental commanders or by the chief of
staff and artillery lieutenants to be nomi
nated by the chief of artillery. The com
mandant at the school Is authorised
to detail as student officers also such offi
cers belonging to organisations stationed at
Fort Riley aa are available. The course
of Instruction has been Increased and now
will extend from November 1 to the follow
ing October 15, with a recess from Decem
ber 24 to January 2. An Important feature
of the new regulations Is that diplomas of
the school will exempt the holders thereof
from professional examination for promo
tion to the grade next above that held by
them at graduation for a period of two
years In cavalry drill regulations, field ar
tillery drill regulations, hlppology, and se
curity and information.
Captain J. A. Logan, Jr., the subsistence
officer of the army, who, with Major I. W.
Llttel, the army quartermaster, accom
panied the circus for a week or so for the
purposes of observation, has made a full
report of his visit. It was not expected
that the methods of provisioning In the clr
cua would be productive of many ideas of
value to the military establishment, but It
was considered worth while detailing the
commissary and the quartermaster to see
Just how the circus people handled a large
force of employes and a huge amount of
material. It was observed by the army
officers, who were afforded every courtesy
and opportunity to see for themselves, that
perfect system prevailed In all departments
of subsistence and transportati-n. Every
man has hla task to do and the labor must
be performed with the precision of clock
work. The discipline among the employes
was a factor In the whole arrangement and
Introduced an element which could hardly
have been adopted in the military service,
where the practice of dismissal without
notice or other formality aa a means of
maintaining efficiency would be out of the
question. The transportation Is a problem
which is simplified to some extent by the
preliminary contract with the railroads,
while the subsistence Is by contract which,
eminently suited to the needs of the circus.
does not in any way serve the purposes of
the army. The equipment, also. Is much
too heavy for military use. although quite
suitable in all respects for a traveling show.
After all. the army officers found there wa
very HtHe to learn of military value from
the circus methods.
The decision of the secretary of war to
admit civilians to the competition for ap
pointment aa second lieutenant of the army.
regardless of the number of enlisted men.
provisionally eligible to appointment by vir
tue of meeting the requirements of the pre
liminary examinations, who may be ulti
mately eligible, Is the subject of much crit
icism. It Is quite deserved, It may be ad
ded. It Is certainly unfortunate that there
should have been any decision which re
stricts the appointment of enlisted men who
pass the required examination. There will
be much trouble aa a result of the whole
affair, the blame for which attaches to
those who are responsible for the paragraph
In the army regulatlona making It possible
for the secretary of war to let In civilians.
If he wishes, regardless of the number of
available candidates from the ranka and
their relation to the existing vacancies.
Mr. Root believed that the examination
should be competitive and under the opin
ion of the attorney general, solicited by the
War department and never published to the
army, that the enlisted men should be pro
vided for as far a the vacancies permitted
before there was any thought of the candi
date from civil life. The admission of civ
ilian to the competition Is a species of
politics, which may very easily be employed
to good uses, and It Is unfortunate that
there is such a condition In the War de
partment that whatever may be desired by
the secretary of war and the prealdent may
readily, somehow, be accomplished without
regard to the provisions of law and the In
tention of congress. It might be proper for
some brave soul to suggest that law should
stand before the general-staff-made regu
latlona or departmental Interpretation of
statutes; but no one has arisen to the oc
casion with any great amount of vigor at
thla writing, although there are signs
that aome expressions of an official char
acter will be made soon and certainly
the young men who have a right to enter
tain a grievance in this whole matter
will be heard from. As the situation
stands, eighteen of the vacancies will b
reserved for the enlisted men. twelve In
the Infantry and cavalry and six in the
artillery, leaving ten for civilian.
Recnlatlon of Rate.
A western railroad man Is quoted as say
ing that It 1 little lee than farclal to
gtve over the business of regulating the
railroads to others Instead of to expert
railroad men. But It is the president of
a western railroad. A. B. Stlckney, who
aaya that the best and most effective case
of rate regulation we have In the country
was the work of a body of small-aalarled
men, who were not railroad experts the
Iowa commission which several year ago
framed and put in force a aystem of rate
charging which has remained In force ever
aince and which la generally satlsfatory.
It la quits often the case that those who
are less acquainted with the details of a
business are better able to work out th
general principle which ahould govern It.
White Wlsgi A-plenty.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
One of the Omaha packing firm an
nounce that beginning this week verv
on of it T.KOO workmen will be clothed
in whit duck, at the expense of th firm.
Laundries have been Installed, and every
employe will, have a clean, fresh suit
each morning. This firm, ought to pro-
I vide a sp
pedal brand of scented chewing
RED RAVEN is like a good revolver,
when you nceu it, you need it badly. There
fore keep it in the house or have a place
located where they do keep it.
protects against sick
constipation, indigestion and
nausea, and does it in a plea-
EASTERN VIEWS OP IOWA IDEA.
Springfield (Mass.), Republican: The cor
rect answer to the question, "What Is th
Iowa Idea, anyway?" Is simply Cummlnt
He s it.
New York Bun: "Handsome Albert.''
the foe of Mr. Cummins used to call him.
He doesn't look very handsome a he
stands on that platform.
Philadelphia Record: Shaw refused to
appoint Cummins to the United State
senate when the young man had a good
right to claim the succession to John H.
Gear, and now Cummins switches the Shaw
presidential boom upon a sidetrack that
leads to the Junk heap.
Washington Post: No charge can be
made that Cummins is a "free trader and
a democrat;" but the fact Is that the
revisionists, however politic they became
In platform planks and in convention
speechea, have captured the nominations
and control t lie republican party of Iowa.
Minneapolis Journal: The most signifi
cant development of the Iowa republican
convention was the crushing of the Shaw
presidential boom. Never before probably
has a "favorite on" received such a snub
in his own state. The secretary of the
treasury was literally overwhelmed with
humiliation, the climax of which was
capped when he was publicly hissed in a
convention of hi own party.
Philadelphia Press: The success of Gov
ernor Cummins in Iowa Is, a
triumph. Contrary to all precedent he
wins a third nomination. He beats the
old and long established leadership. Ha
brings a-new and younger and more ag
gressive element Into the ascendency.
Heretofore he has been tolerated by the
old regime. Now he is the master force,
and It is a question how far he will toler
ate the tolerators.
A polo player at 65 I P. F. Collier, owner
of Collier' Weekly, a man of wealth.
Mr. Collier 1 the mot ardent of horse
men and has been playing polo for twenty
The Inventory of Russell Sage's estate
Is said to be disclosing unlooked-for bun
dle of high grade securities, and there ia
talk now that the fortune may prove to
be far in eieess of 1100,000,000. ' -"
A New York hotel being erected for the
use of single women will bar those who
are over 35. Many such hotels have
failed by reason of fool rules, and yet had
none so thoroughly fooliah as this.
Few living rulers can claim the same
distinction as the king of Roumanla, who
I a sovereign without having been born
to sovereignty. A member of the Hohen
sollern family, he was serving as captain
of the First regiment of Dragoon Guarda
when on his 27th birthday he was offered
and accepted the crown of Roumanla.
Rev. Dr. W. H. S. Demarest, the new
president of Rutgers college, la a remarka
ble example of the transmission of heredi
tary traits. He ia the fifth of his name
who ha been identified with the govern
ment of the college, hi father, his grand
father, his great-grandfather and hi great-great-grandfather
all having been trustees
of the Institution.
A man of an experimental turn of mind
who recently traveled by stages from New
York to Nebraska Is convinced that western
people are mora- honest than eastern. He
had ISO pound of excess burgage. A
quarter and a wink carried it from New
York to Washington. Thirty-five cents
and another wink took it from Washing
ton to a town In Iowa. At the town in
Iowa small change and wlnka were not cur
rent and to get the extra 160 pounds from
Iowa to Lincoln cost SI. 80. the regular
Owing to Ihe fact that the only Presi
dents he ever had -an opportunity of vot
ing for met with tragic deatha. Major J.
N. Morgan, a retired officer of the I'nlted
States army, and at present military
supervisor at the Western Military acad
emy, has decided that he will cast no j
more votes for president for fear the fate J
of the three he did vote for might over- i
take the fourth. lie voted for Lincoln,
Garfield and McKinley, his duties In the
army preventing him voting for other presi
Yes. 100,000 times each day. Does
it send out good blood or bad 6lood?
You know, for good blood is good
health; bad blood, bad health. Ask
your own doctor about taking Ayer's
Sarsaparilla for thin, impure blood.
He knows all about this medicine.
We have no secrets! We publish
the formulas of all our medicines.
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ATBB'6 CHBMT PBCTOKAL Vet Mkt. ATkB'S AO UK CUBS yw aialarU aa Aga.
RED RAVEN is a
sparkling water in
half pint bottles, one
of which is a dose.
Knlrker I think the world owes every
mnn a living.
Hocker Perhaps, hut he has to take It out
lu trade. New York Sun.
Church When you feci blue, you want
to go out and try some roller skatlsg.
Gotham That's Just what I did.
'What was the result?"
I ci-.me home black and blue" Yonkers
JiRgs Why did Jelklnson give tip hi club
when he married?
Hlgga Well, he said his wife could al
wnys find Mm there when he went out
Mistress Who is at the door. Jane?
Mnld 1'anhard S29. ma' am.
Mistress I'm not at home. Jane. I'm
waiting for Toledo 412K4. Puck.
Mr. Nervey Delighted to hear you're
going to he married soon.
Miss Pechls The Idea! That's new to
Mr. Nervey You misunderstand me. I
mean I'll be dellxhted to hear It after I
propose to you tonight Philadelphia Ledger.
"Which side de you wish your hair
combed on?" asked the barber, who ap
peared to bo trying to make a hole in the
customer's head with his comb.
"On the outside, please." Pittsburg Dis
patch. "Yes." said Mr. Vane. "I admit I'm
somewhat conceited. It's a bad fault."
"Not only that." replied Miss Peppery,
"but It also Indlcatea very bad taste."
Jack And after we are married dnr.
j llnr, the love lights will still linger tn
Eva Yes, but the love lights won't stop
the gns hill from coming every month, my
dear. Chicago News.
"What Is meant by running gear?"
"A woman's tongue, my son. Milwau
'I presume." said his old friend, 'now
that you have a young man as an assistant
pastor you divide the parish work with
"Yes." answered the elderly preacher.
you could call It that. He does the marrv
in, and I do the burying." Chicago Tri
bune. Dfxrrrn of Sense.
There's 'fine sense" and "coarse sense,"
Each good In Its way.
But the man who haa horse sense
Knows when to say "neigh." Philadel
James Whllcomb Riley.
A dav of torpor In the sullen heat
Of summers passion: In the sluggish
The panting cattle lave tholr laxy feet.
With drowsy eyes, and dream.
Long since the winds have died, and In
There lives no cloud to hint of Nature,'
The sun glares ever like an evil eye,
And withers flower and leaf.
Cnon the gleaming hsrvest field remote
The thresher lies deeerted. like some old
Dismantled galleon that hangs afloat
Upon a sea of gold.
The yrarnlng cry of some bewildered
Above an empty nest, and truant boy
Along the river's shady margin heard
A harmony of noise
A melodv of wrangling voice blent
With liquid laughter, and with rippling
Of piping lips and trifling echoes sent
To mimic waterfalls.
And through the hasy veil the atmosphere
Has draped about the gleaming fac of
The sifted glances of the sun appear
In spllnterings of spray.
The dusty highways, like a cloud of dawn,
trails o'er the hillside, and the passer
by, A tired ghost in misty ahroud, toil on
His Journey to the sky.
And down across the valley's drooping
Withdrawn to farthet limit of th
The forest stands In silence, drinking
Its purple wine of shade.
The gossamer floats up on phantom
The sailer-vision voyages the skies
And carries Into chaos everything
That freights the weary eyea;
Till, throbbing on and on. th puis of
Increases reaches passes fever's height.
And day sinka Into slumber, cool and
Within the arms of night.
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