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So far at least Governor Hlgglns' in
tention of stopping gambling In New
York has caused no panic on Wall
The successful company commander
at army maneuvers is the one who
keeps ball cartridges out of reach of
Cato Sells says he is a "stand pat"
democrat. He will have to send a dia
gram before he can be classified under
i The statement that the Russian gov
ernment fears America is an unques
tioned compliment to the missionary
powers of a republic.
. Having heard something of Its polit
ical strenuosity ,a Russian nobleman
looking for his exiled brother naturally
began his search In Kansas.
It Is hardly Just to Colonel Bryan to
intimate that he was looking for dem
6cratic "issues" for the next campaign
When he visited the Roman catacombs.
From his manner of procedure in
tbe Denver election case Judge Lindsey
may find It necessary to parole a few
of his boys to make room for their
Southern cotton planters are com
plaining because their crops promise
to be so large that the price has al
ieady declined. The boll weevil Is
doing little better than his late part
ner, Mr. Sully.
Japan and Russia are quarreling
over the collection of customs duties
In Manchuria. This should give Sir
Robert Hart an opportunity to make
himself solid with the Chinese empress
and China's creditors.
Another meeting of the Water board
has failed for lack of a quorum. -The
necessary quorum will be on hand,
however, at the proper time to ratify
the payrolls and make additional al
lowances to the attorneys.
Street Commissioner Flynn declares
that the Increased expenses of his de
partment since he took charge are due
the excessive rains. Perhaps we
had no business to expect to get mil
lion-dollar, rains for nothing.
The Real Estate exchange has also
Joined In retaliation against the Rock
Island for its discriminations against
Omaha. The real estate dealers will
ship no more dirt over the Rock Island
until that road comes to time.
The fact that a private corporation
leasing sealing grounds from the
United States is permitted to maintain
force of armed guards smacks too
much of the methods of the old ast
Iudla company to be popular In this
Congressman Norria of the Fifth
Nebraska district has been renoml
nated without opposition. Judge Nor
ris has given eminent satisfaction to
his constituents and Is sore to be re
elected In November by a decisive ma
jority over any one whom the demo
cratic opposition may draft to make
the race against him.
Congressman Hull of Iowa Is bend
lng all his efforts and using all his In
flueoc to have Des Motnes made
brigade post In the new army dlstrlbu
tlon scheme. Why Iowa posts should
be preferred above Nebraska posts In
the allotment of troops does not ap
pear except that Iowa seems to have
more persistent and more successful
ushers to the two bouses of congress.
On the or of the primary election
over In Iillnola last week Senator
Shelby M. Cullom tMued the following
public statement orer Ma signature:
. Tb new primary law give th people
an opportunity to expreaa tbelr choice for
United States aenator. Thla opportunity
should not be neglected. Th decision of
the peopl ought to be conclusive. By
that decision I shall cheerfully abide, a
I have repeatedly stated befora.
SHELBY M. CULLOM.
The primary election law In Ne
braska under which the delegates to
represent Douglas county In the repub
lican stat convention were chosen
gave the people of this county an op
portunity to express their choice for
United States senator, and they did not
neglect the opportunity. The issu
was plainly between Edward Rose
water and his opponents, who had
Joined In a delegation made up of their
combined supporters, wltb an addi
tional advantage In the form of a
juggled rotation primary ballot In
flicted on the Totera by court order.
The outcome waa a decisive declara
tion for Edward R09ewater for senator
by more than a two to one majority.
If this were in Illinois the decision
would be conclusive as against other
Douglas county candidatea who had
entered the field. Had the decision of
the primary been reversed, with a ma
jority against the candidacy of Ed
ward Rosewater, his opponents would
also have Insisted that it be conclusive,
at least so far as he was concerned.
Notwithstanding this decision, how
ever, certain Douglas county candi
dates who were rejected at the pri
mary by the republicans of tbelr own
home county still refuse to acquiesce
in the results, which they were tacitly
pledged and morally bound to abide.
The position taken by Senator Cullom
Illinois Is respectfully commended
to Nebraska senatorial aspirants wht
decline to recognize the aeclsloh &i
the people as conclusive.
ARIZONA AND KBW MEXICO.
The prospect Is not very bright for
a new state composed of Arizona and
New Mexico under the enabling act
passed at the last session of congress
While the people of both territories
would have favored separate Btatehood,
congress was immovably opposed to It.
The law therefore provides for admis
sion as a single state only on condition
that the people of each territory vote
for it In the coming election.
There is evidence of a powerful senti
ment in Arizona against fusion with
New Mexico, and the opposition, ex
tending through both political parties
Indiscriminately, Is organizing for a
vigorous contest. It is natural enough
that nearly all the federal office holders
and allied Interests should object to
the change, but It was hardly expected
that 75 per cent of the members of
both the republican and democratic
territorial committees should take the
same view and enroll themselves as
they have done jn a a ,anti-admissloa
league. ; . ...
In point of fact there does not ap
pear to be In Arizona or New Mexico,
apart from mere politicians, the strong
desire for admission either as one state
or separately which the general public
has Imagined, nor Is there any practi
cal reason why such desire should
exist The territories now have in
local affairs self-government through
their own elected legislature, while as
territories a large portion of the ex
pense of government is paid from the
United States treasury and not by ter
ritorial taxation at all. Statehood
would Immediately be followed by
largely increased taxation, which under
the circumstances has no attraction for
the property owners and substantial
commercial class. And it Is believed
upon the whole not unlikely that these
considerations, added to sentimental
impulse and mutual prejudices In the
two territories, will decisively defeat
the merger for admission. Involving the
alternative of an Indefinite territorial
status for both Arizona and New Mex
GOLD AND CIRCULATION.
Two official statements, one showing
the aggregate money in circulation In
the United States on August 1, and the
other the production of the great South
Africa gold region for tbe month of
July, concur In auspicious significance,
Our total circulation on that date
reached the unprecedented figure of
$1,767,000,000, being an increase of
tit, 800, 000 for July and $162,400.
000 for the twelve months. The per
capita thus on that date was $32.62
against $32.45, the highest point ever
reached before. The treasury report
showa that not in half a century has
the proportion of gold in our circula
tion been so great aa now, nor aa rap
idly growing aa lately, moat of the
great gain In recent montha being gold
and a large part of it through impor
tatlon by transfer of the South African
In July the officially recorded out
put of the South Africa mines mounted
to $10,600,000, against $8,700,000 as
the highest previous record, and the
total product of that district alone for
tbe current year will probably be
$120,000,000. or not very far below
the low point of the world's gold an
Lual output within tbe memory of men
still living. The mines of the United
States are expected thla year to add
over $100,000,000. The world gold
product for the year can hardly be
much lesa than $350,000,000, or far
more than the annual Increment of
tbe value of both gold and silver not
many yeara ago.
The special significance of the situ
atlon la. not only that the world'a sup
ply of gold la ample and Increasing,
but also that we have the credit to
secure from It all we need as money
In a period of Industrial activity and
expansion. Ten years ago the per
capita currency In the country, a much
larger proportion of it tb.n now paper
or underweight sliver coin, waa $21.10,
or about one-third less than on August
1, with a doubt as to stability that
was rapidly driving gold out of the
country and cutting us off from a con
dition, now so happily and firmly es
tablished, In which the aggregate
world's gold holdings and Increment Is
virtually a reserve upon which we can
draw Indefinitely according to our
varying need for currency.
ISErrtCTIVE BASK INSPECTION-
The worst feature of the disastrous
bank failure over In Chicago is the dis
closure that the work of wrecking the
Institution has been In progress for sev
eral years and that notwithstanding Its
frightful condition bank examiners had
repeatedly reported it to be solvent and
reasonably well conducted. One well
known Chicago banker, speaking of
this phase of the bank failure is quoted
as saying that the state bank inspec
tion In Illinois to which the failed bank
was subjected is just as efficient as the
federal bank Inspection and that it Is
no trick at ail to fool the bank exam-
ners or to mislead them by doctored
books and manipulated accounts.
Thia statement is doubtless over
drawn and exaggerated, but it draws
attention, at least, to a serious situa
tion that calls for careful Investiga
tion and measures to remedy the de
fects. It may be impossible to make
all bankers honest by force of law, but
there ought to be some way of devising
effective Inspection that will uncover
dishonesty and trace the guilt home
before it has run the whole gamut and
cleaned out the entire contents of the
bank. If it is so easy to fool the bank
examiner, how much more easy would
It be to loot a bank in connivance with
corrupt bank examiner who might
wilfully cover up the crooked, work
and share in its profits.
We have been perhaps fortunate in
tbe character of our bank examiners,
but it has been frequently remarked
that, In the great majority of frank
failures due to dishonesty of the bank
officials, the exposure has come, not
from the Inspection, but from some ex
ternal signs or accidental discovery.
The question of improved bank inspec
tlon must command the attention of
our lawmakers, both state and na
We agree with the World-Herald
that the so-called "special editions"
gotten out for publication of notices
of the proposed constitutional amend
ment would have no standing in court.
But all the decisions in Nebraska are
to the effect that the constitutional
period of three months preceding elec
tion is to be counted back from elec
tion day, which happens to be Novem
ber 6, and a publication beginning this
week will fulfill the requirements of
the law. The delay In publishing the
notices will not serve as an excuse for
complying with the railroad demand
for, no state convention endorsement
of the amendment, although' It looks
very much as if the World-Herald were
trying to help the railroads out.
The unterrlfled democracy in the
State of Gage has resoluted aloud for
the edification of the world at large,
declaring, among other things:
Resolved, That we believe In a free and
untrammeled ballot for aa little expense to
th public as practicable.
This declaration must have been
written by a lineal descendant of the
sawdust pie editorial which always
wound up, "And we want it distinctly
understood that we do not wish to be
understood." We are all for a free
and untrammeled ballot for as little
expense as practicable, and also for a
free lunch without any expense what
Chicago's former postmaster, who
has been driven into bankruptcy by
being held responsible for the embez
zlements of a former employe is not aa
lucky as a former Omaha postmaster
who found himself in the same fix, but
who succeeded In prevailing on con
gress to reimburse blm for what he
was out in spite of the fact that the
question of his own neglect was In
volved. The Chicago ex-postmaster
should send to Omaha for tips on how
to do it.
The stringing of wires In the council
chamber to Improve the acoustics will
surely be a welcome improvement
Hitherto the wires leading to the coun
cil chamber have all been under
ground, although the wire-pullers have
been largely In evidence. With new
and up-to-date wiring, the weekly chin
music concerts In tbe city hall ought
to command an admission fee at the
The Douglas delegation to the dem
ocratic state convention la about to
meet to count noses so as to ascertain
which of the local democratic factions
la In control sufficiently to exact
mortgage on the Douglas county
patronage from any nominee who
might by accident land a job.
Wltb nineteen counts for accepting
rebates hanging over it. the action of
the Standard Oil company in reducing
the price of raw material can be better
understood, but if the producer, rather
than the consumer, is to pay the fine
the situation will hare the merit of
A populist in southwestern Nebraska
has discovered that "Bryan. Folk. La
Follette, Cummins, Watson and Roose
velt" are all advocating "our princl
pies." With such a distinguished
leadership populism must be trl
umphant even In Its death.
Is II Worth th Money f
St. Loula Globe-Democrat.
There are many men who would earn
that H.MO.ffO salary better than Nichols
II does, but there are also men who would
refuse th job Juat now svsn at that
salary. It would take a salary several
Imes as big to tempt Nicholas to appear
on any of the street of St. Petersburg or
Moscow at this moment.
The great scnrclty of dimes throughout
the country was probably first suspected
when nickels became more numerous in
the contribution baskets.
.Aa Apnroarhlnar Peril.
The price of diamonds Is still going up.
Now, If this winter sealskins take a cor
responding Jump even the millionaires may
come to feel the pinch of poverty.
What Will Bryan Do Sovrt
New Tork Tribune.
Roger Sullivan seems to be on top In
Illinois. What will Mr. Brysn do about
If Illinois democrsts fsil to act upon
his advice to esst out Sullivan? Will he
cast out Illinois?
Hitched for a Hot Finish.
A returned army officer says It will take
hundred years to subdue the rebellious'
Filipinos. This encourages the hope that
the Philippine war and the Panama canal
will be finished about the same time.
Peril for Divine Rlghter.
The kaiser has discovered that the yl-
ow peril Is not so great as the red danger.
But observing affairs In Russia he ought
to realise that blithering Incompetence In
a ruler Is a greater cause for anxiety
than any colored disasters.
Aa Open Door Dream.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Japan's course In Manchuria may win a
good deal of trade for Its merchants, but
It Is likely to lose American sympathy Its
biggest asset. The open door to the terri
tory over which the mikado wields Influ
ence ought to be a real, commodious en
trance and not a mere Illusion.
Bounties of the West.
Kansas City Star.
"Why should the spirit of mortal be
proud?" It Is hnrd to answer, but the
farmer of the west knows this year why
he Is thankful. Abundance from all that
grows, an assurance of enough to eat and
to wear, much to sell, and a home and
something over for "forehandedness."
Mighty good crop year, this of 1906.
Arsxnmeot for Postal Savings Bank.
Savings banks depositors want Interest
but their first demand Is for security, and
that they must have. One of the strongest
of the arguments to be made for a postal
savings bank system Is that the establish
lng of an absolutely safe repository for the
people's money would tend to raise the
standard of safety and compel responsible
dealing on the part of other banks.
Wall Street Journal.
Big crops, big business and big traffic
require big money and Dig car facilities.
The bankers and railroad men who are
weighted with the responsibility for mov
lng the crop, th business and the traffic.
are wondering whether they will be able
to do so without a congestion or blockade
It may be observed that while "too much"
may be troublesome. It Is far better than
too little. i
Too Moch Talk.
Ex-Senator Manderson of Nebraska, who
professes to he. a friend of Bryan's, al
though of the opposite political camp, ad
vises the Nebraska candidate to write and
talk less and -ho will come nearer to suc
cess. This , by no means original sugges
tion recalls the reason which the colored
preacher gave ,. qf , Bryan'a not being a
Baptist that be could not hold his mouth
closed long enough for Immersion pur
poses. Rehnkr for Boa Bryan.
Kansas City Star.
The victory of, Roger Sullivan in Illinois,
In spite of the, remarkable demand by Mr.
Bryan that he step down and out of the
counsels of the democratic party, was not
ao surprising, after all. Mr. Bryan Is
exceedingly popular with his party, but
when he undertakes to "run things he
gets Into the same kind of trouble that
other men find when they get out of bounds
and "mix It up." And to be plain and
truthful, Mr. Bryan's demand on Sullivan
would come with a somewhat better grace
If he. the "peerless leader," were a llttl
more careful In choosing his political asso
ciates and Immediate counselors. Good
men have Mr. Bryan's ear, but so have
bad men. And of the latter some even
have the hobnobbing privilege.
TAINTED MONEY Ol'TLAWED.
Difficulties Involved In Obeying
Colonel Bryan's Commands.
New Tork Sun.
Mr. Bryan, who resigned from the board
of trustees of Illinois college because It
took "tainted" money. Is not going to have
the expense of his homecoming defrayed
bv that sort of currency. He commands
the committee of arrangements to "ee to
It that no money Is accepted from ques
tlonable sources." A large order. It taboos
many Illustrious, democrats who are now
standing with hands astretch and hearts
afire awaiting the wanderer's return. No
body In the trust line can chip in. A
"trust" is only a large corporation. How
many Important democrats are not Inter
ested In such corporations? The Hon,
David R. Francis of St. Louis is a dl
rector of many. . H must step down frm
the committee. Lewis Nixon must st
down. too. The Hon. Charlaa Araatt
Towne. tainted with Texaa oil. ean't get
on the purified list of contributors. Colonel
Jim Quffey. Whom the bowela of the earth
have deluged with wealth, must sit among
the acornera The Hon Jim Jones, some
time of Arkansas, la a trust magnate. He
can algn bulletlna, but not checka, for the
Bryan old home week. He oan furnish
ralnbowa, but not contributions. The
Golden democrats of New Tork all belong
to "the ostracised set." Th democratic
national committee and the democratic
tats committee are thick with taint. They
must b purged.
Mr. Bryan, who loves dollar dinners, pre
fers dollar subscriptions, but will consen
to fifty-dollar subscriptions; and th names
must be published. But a dollar suhscrlp
tlon may be as irremediably tainted as a
million dollars of John D. Rockefeller's,
Can Mr. Bryan' faithful Janitor and wor
ahlper, the Hon. Moses Clnclnnatua Wet
more, subscribe? He makes his money by
selling out to trusts. Therefore his money
Is trust money. Borne of the Peerless's own
wealth Is tainted. I'ndoubtedly lomi plu
toe rats, some directors of corporations,
minions of the money power and foes o
the "producing classes," have attended hi
lectures and bought his raper. Can he
divide the pure from the Impure In hi
pile? Can he follow to Ita source every
dollar and guarantee Its purity?
At least .every subscription should be ac
companled with an affidavit; but men'
memories are short, and the bacteriology
of flnanlcal taint la a new aclence. Would
It not be better to have the bills fur th
Bryan home week paid hT 'wo Catonlan
and Impeccable atatesmen, against the ves
tal virginity of whose modest savings th
breath of suspleian and malignity have
never dared to blow? We refer, of course
to the Hon. William Botirke Cockran and
th Hon. Charle Francis Murphy
BIT OF WASHUGTO" I.IFK.
Minor Scenes and Incidents Sketched
on the Spot.
The Tost office department Is convinced
that a number of faka magaslnes are en-
Joying unlawfuly the privilege of pound
postage rates and has taken steps to ob
tain evidence to Justify action. The law
dmltting magailncs and other publica
tions to the pound rate of postsge requires
hat each must have a bona fide subscrip
tion list, and that the subscription mut be
paid for In cash by the subset Iber or some
friend. The department has obtalm-d pos
session of the subscription lists of many
of these publications, and It Is sending
communications, asking those to whom
these publications are mailed whether they
or their friends paid for the subscription.
Many responses have already been re
ceived, and a large proportion say that the
papers In question are being mailed with
out having been paid for. When several
uch answers regarding one publication are
In the hands of the department the man
agers of the publication are summoned
and asked to show cause why they should
not be deprived of the privilege of mail
ing their publications at one cent a pound
rate. When unable to furnish a satisfac
tory reason they are then denied the priv
ilege and to continue their business must
pay 8 cents a pound.
The moving picture schema of the Navy
department, designed to boom enlistments
in the service, Is to be tried at once in
the lake cities and In the northwest. Bio-
graph exhibitions will be freely given In
public halls, and they will be advertised
In advance. The objection urged In the
last session of congress against the too
attractive posters put out by recruiting of
ficers seems to be met In this case by
having pictures represent all sides of naval
life, the drudgery of It as well as the dress
parade. Among the scenes to be depicted
are blue Jackets at work coaling ship,
scrubbing decks and mending and washing
clothes, as well as sham battles, target
practice and the various drills. Of course,
the general effect of the exhibition Is ex
pected to make navy life seem attractive.
besides stirring the patriotic sentiments
of the young man whom the department
wishes to reach.
The nine executive departments of the
government made a big Inroad lnlo the
vast quantities of miscellaneous supplies
purchased for the clerks during the past
fiscal year. There were 1,117.442 lead pen
cils used. If manufsetured uncut these
would make a pencil 142 miles and 13 rods
long. Placed side by side they would make
a boardwalk 18 Inches wide and 7 miles
long. Under the rules each clerk Is al
lowed one pencil every two days.
The clerks used 68.676,288 sheets of paper.
letter slie, In a year. These sheets placed
side by side would cover a plot of 2.S46
acres and have some left over.
The government last year purchased and
distributed 4,371. .40 pen points, more than
250,000 pen holders, 8.366 gallons of paste,
76.080 pints of black Ink. 6.768 pints of red
Ink, 167,001,724 pins and 20.836,800 rubber
The premium or piece system of work
will not be Introduced Into the Washington
navy yard until the men themselves ad
vocate the system.
This was the decision reached by Acting
Secretary of the Navy Newberry the other
day after a lengthy conference with rep
resentatives from the gun factory, who ex
plained the disadvantages of the proposed
system. The premium or piece plan of
work was suggested recently by Rear Ad
mlral Leutse, commandant of the yard.
Andrew Jackson Johnson, colored, cam
over from Alexandria and wandered along
the river front for a Job. Near the
Eleventh street oyster wharf he aaw a
crowd of colored men, all headed iha aame
way and moving rapidly.
He Joined the procession. .
"What's you all gwlne along so fast fur?"
he asked the man whose elbow was stick
lng farthest Into his ribs.
Tou watch out. son. . That's all you
gotter do. Jes' you watch out. Bes" Job
in the worl' Jes' a-waltln' for us."
By that time the crowd had reached the
dock, where, before their gleaming and as
tonished eyes, laid the realization of their
wildest dreams a coasting sloop laden to
the gunwale with real, sure-enough water
melons, green outside, but the plnkiest
The crowd of colored men made one
plunge, while the venturous mariner who
was watting to hire stevedore was almost
pushed Into the water.
Andrew Jackson Johnson got a Job, and
later on reached his home In Alexandria
with a watermelon under each arm and
two or three more stowed away where they
would do the most good.
"I tole you, chile," he said to Andrew
Jackson Johnson, Jr.. who was obscured
behind a huge section of melon. "I tolo
vou that that yer boat was done a-abulgtn'
wlf melons. Jes a-bulgln'. More n seven
teen hund'd. More'n you an' me could eat
In a whole week. If ever I gotter work
reg'lar, I want to unload melons. That
ain't work, chile. That's Jes' play. But
the boss, he do watch them Juicy ones too
There Is an Interesting unpublished story
of the discovery of Congressman Kulker-
rwn'a whlstllnflr talent.
T anrlnar. not long after Senator War
ner came on to Washington, It was ob
served by some one of the Missouri colony
In Washington that there were so many
new members, and republicans at that, that
there should be a special meeting of all
Missourians at the national capital. In
due time Carroll Hall was secured for the
nejLKion. and one Saturday night all the
Mlsaourians In Washington were on hand
a another and become better
Timirriin was arranged so that each
one of the new republican members from
the state should be called on for an Im
promptu talk. Finally It cam FMlkerson
(urn fn An snmethlnflr.
So completely had the federal pie ques
tion and th greatness of old Missouri been
gone over by the previous speakers that
some on suggested that If nothing else
.niiM he as. d Fulkerson snouia lust wnnue,
not dreaming that the request was mado
of one of the most expert whistlers In th
Mr. Fulkerson complied and entertained
the Missourians In tine style. That was
th. wv VuiWersnn's warble was dlscov
ered, at least to Mlxsouiians In Washington.
An Oprninsr for Itellef.
St. Paul Pioneer-Press.
The battle between the people and the ic
men In several cities has brought forth the
suggestion that the business of supplying
Ice Is one which can be very advantageously
combined with that of the butcher. Butch
ers themselves need large stores of ce, and,
by putting up a aurplua and delivering It
to ordinary customers by means of ths
wagons which at the same time deliver
meat, a considerable advantage la seem
tngly gained. This Is the plan by which the
back of the present Ice monopoly at r"ater
son, N. J., Is to be broken, th retail
butchers bsvlng united to secure a plant
and agrwlng to surply customers at 10
cents per M0 pounds.
Hrdaro the Visible Supply.
The corsacks continue loyal to th em
peror, and shoot, slay and murder a
the royal command. It Is evidently i
mistake for th revolutlonlsta to try and
win over the cosaarks. Their true policy
la to rsduc th supply.
Whatever may be true about Hetty
Green, the lady cannot possibly look like
all her pictures.
Cost of living In San Francisco has ad
vanced 40 per cent and the living Is not
half a good aa It used to be.
John D. Rockefeller's Sunday school wel
comed him back as cordially t,s though It
had a few papers to serve on him.
Mlscha Elmsn, the boy violinist, has re
volted against being considered an Infant
prodigy and ha Insisted on wearing trous
ers and discarding the sailor suit, which
he found extremely uncomfortable. He Is
now 14 and Bets furious when women want
to kiss hlrrt.
Lieutenant Earnest D. Peek, a member
of the T'nlted Stales Army engineer corps,
has the distinction of being the tsllest
man In the army. He Is six feet four
snd one-half Inches In height, a native of
Wisconsin, and graduated from West Tolnt
with th clam of 1901.
Accurate tab has been kept on Baron
Rosen, the Russian ambassador, since he
arrived In Washington, and nobody ever
saw him without a cigar In his mouth or
In his hand, Just ready to put In Ma
mouth, except when he wss at a stata
function or dining, and then he always
smokes between courses.
Thomas A. Edison, the noted Inventor,
has started on an automobile trln that
will embrace a Journey of over 3,000 miles.
Mr. Edison Is accompanied by his wife.
daughter and son. They- will tour through
northern New Tork and New England, and
will then go Into Canada, where Mr. Edi
son will make further researches Into the
R. T. Lowery Is soon to have the dis
tinction of being the only peripatetic edi
tor. He Is now publisher of Lowery's
Claim at Nelson, B. C, but the Canadian
postofflce has excluded his paper from the
malls. Now he has decided to go upon
the road and will Issue his paper from
whatever town he may happen to be In
at time of going to press.
Miss Ethel Roosevelt, the reigning daugh
ter of the White House, is an Indefatigable
collector of souvenir postsl csrds. She has
Just finished her sixteenth book. A large
collection has come to her from her sister.
Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, who, since her
arrival In Europe, has sent a souvenir
card dally. Mrs. Roosevelt divide between
Miss Ethel and her two younger boys all
the pictorial cards which she receives.
- A NATIONAL, PERIL
"What Shall We Do to Be Saved"
i Cleveland Leader.
Mr. Bryan casts a sinister shadow, across
the sea. David B. Hill turns uneasily on
the couch of oblivion. Charles Warren
Fairbanks continues to mall photographs
to County chairmen. Mary McLane Is writ
ing a new book and tornadoes are pre
dicted for Kansas. Gloom enough for one
summer-end, assuredly, but the dangeis
thus catalogued fade Into thin gray In the
presenc of the black calamity that threat
ens from London. In fts Inimitable tragic
styl Collier's Weekly thus sets forth the
"The princess gown, being now In vogue.
has brought In Its wake a new form of
corset, rampant abroad, and threatening
these shores for the autumn trade. Waist
this year are small and round, and the
efforts thus to cut them and keep the
princess style has summoned Into existence
a whalebone garment reaching from th
shoulder to below the knees."
What shall we do to be saved? Think of
It, gentle male reader. "A whalebone gar
ment reaching from the shoulders to below
the knees." Fancy being shut up In a ton
nea with that. Imagine a ride Ih a
crowded street car In such company. Pic
ture a fair summer resorter so garbed
trying to rest languidly on a low stone
wall by a babbling brook. Must we sit
Idly by and see this horror creep upon up
from over-sea? Must we exchange our
womankind for a race of armored cruisers-
Must Kipling revise his gentle, genln
"Vampire" lines to a "rag and a whalf
bone and a hank of horsehair?" Can'
President Roosevelt or George Fred Wl
Hams or Carrie Nation or Governor Hani
do something about It?
"A whalebone garment reaching from th'
shoulders to below the knees!" Help!
WILD TALE FROM THE WEST.
Eastern Observer Doubt the Integ
rity of Our Romance.
If the story Is true that comes from
Nebraska It Is as easy to bunco the United
States government as It 1b to part th
unsuspecting agriculturist of Cohosh Corn
ers from his savings. It Is alleged that
SOO.Onn acres of land on the North Platte.
In Thomas county, which were withdrawn
from settlement by the president In March
to add to the forest reserve contains less
than , a hundred trees and Is as bare of
vegetation as the rest of the plains. After
withdrawal the land was leased to cattle
men who now have the run of the whole
place, and settlers are barred because It
Is a forest on the map.
Several Items In this sad Btory need re
view. In the first place, cattlemen would
hardly apply to pasture their herds In the
woods. In the second place, the North
Platte Is accompanied throughout almost
Its length In Nebraska by a railroad, and
every passenger sees that there Is no forest,
save such as has bean planted by settlers
on Its lower reaches. In the third place.
Thomas county Is not touched by the Platte
river; it (fl crossed by the Loup and the
Pismal, and also by a railroad. Either the
geography haa been mixed In this narrative
or somebody has hopelessly addled the
You must have had 60 at least!
What? Only 40? Then it must be
your gray hair. Ayer's Hair Vigor
stops these frequent birthdays. It gives
all the early, deep, rich color to gray
hair, checks falling hair, and keeps
the scalp healthy.
The best kind of a testimonial
"Sold for over sixty years."
Ka by rh. t. C. At' Co.. Lewsll, Mass.
AIM Msnufaatttfrs of
aYTB'8 eABSAPABTLL For tks kloo4. AYER'S PILL Tor ooottlpatlo.
AYXa'BCHgRKY HtCTOILAX For Cosfha. ATafcVSaGU CUKB Vot nalarU art.
PRY At A4D JOIHSOW.
They Hand K.arh Other Some Charm
New York Sun.
From the Ijikes of Killarney. his line
still fervent with the kisses of the bryan.
stone. Bill the Taint Killer sent sugared
words In praise of Three-Cent Tom:
"Mr. Johnson Is a unique figure. !t
stopped money making In the very prims
of life and at great pecuniary s.irrlflca
gave himself unreservedly to public affairs.
In the face of all the abuse that In.
trenched wrongdoers could heap upon him
he has h-rn performing a great civic duty,
snd I sm hoping that his splendid ex.tmpl
will Inspire many other rich men to put s
limit to their accumulations snd devott
their lives to the welfare of their fellows.
"There sre many good friends whom 1
would glndly have seen chosen for that
pl.ice, but at this time, when there ar so
many signs of an ethical awakening anion
our business men. his selection was esVe
clnlly appropriate. '
This ethical awnkener Is chairman of the
Bryan reception committee, one of the
choicest collections of talntees ever gath
ered. True to the great principle of Ca
me, ca' thee, the Cleveland dictator sweet
ens the Peerless with a smiling hand:
"In the charm of his oratory and the.
steady march of his thoughts, the simple
skill of his political tact and the broad
promise of his statesmanship and his Ideals
of cltlsenshlp, his noble stand.ird of man
hood and the magnetism of his personality,
we have always seen what the world Is
now discovering, the supreme Influence of
his rugged sincerity."
Thus does this noble pair of brothers give
snd take molasses. It Is a privilege to see
them "ladling out butter from alternate,
tubs." It Is remotely possible that neither
Mr. Brysn nor the burly street railroad
tapltnlist will ever be president. But what
of It? They are linked together In a glory
that transcends office. To change one of
Dr. Holmes' pronouns:
Read on, the hearts that love them still:
HIc Jacet Tom. hlc Jacet Bill.
And each haa written the other's epitaph.
"There's no bridge over the Hellespont,"
mused Hero, "and where there's no bridge,
there's no society In the true sense, so 1 11
Just stav on this side."
And that was why Leander had to swim
for It. Puck.
"What Is It that Is worthless and yet of
"(Jive It up."
"A burned match." Cleveland Plain
"Science has proved," said the professor
of astronomy, "that there Is no water at
all In the moon. Now, what do you deduce
"That there Is some excuse," replied the
freshman, "for Its getting full so regu
larly." Philadelphia Ledger.
"Tom has changed a great deal."
"To his own advantage?"
"Yes. that's Just it. He used to set 'em
up once In a while, but he's got to be a
regular tight wad." Baltimore American.
"Here's a puxzle lor you," said Sln
nlckson. "Iet's have It," replied A scum.
"Give a woman a bunch of photographs.
Including her own, which one will she look
at the longest and why?" Philadelphia
Stella Don't you think an ounce of pre
vention Is worth a pound of cure?
Bella No, Indeed; when we quarrel. Jack
always makes up with chocolate. New
He taught her how to skate.
He taught her how to swim;
They're married now, and she Is tenehlgyfcy
lota of things to him. Puck.
"Joslah," said Mrs. Chugwater. "thl
paper sayB one prize fighter knocked an
other one out with a 'left hook.' What
does that mean?"
"The left hook," Impatiently answered
Mr. Chugwater. "was one of the Imple
ments they had used In pulling off the
fight." Chicago Tribune.
"How was that divorce case settled ?"
"The wife was awarded alimony, but the
lswyer got all the money." Cleveland
"Really, you know," said the snobbish
'Irs. Woodby, "I do detest tradespeople so.
-'ou may think It strange, but"
"Not at all," replied Miss Wise, "It's
'ry natural for people to hate their cred-
ors. "-Cleveland Learler.
New York Sun.
What, In the Bible days of old.
Did the ungodly man when told
To take himself without the fold?
Requested by the ancient Greek
Some other spot on earth to seek.
How did the rude barbarian sneak?
Exephotizet (Lighted out).
What, when we had our civil strife.
Did Reb or Yank to save his life,
If frightened by the drum and flfet
What did the hostile Moro man
When, chased by the American,
Ho from the prickly bayonets rant
How doth the yellow dog today.
If loitering Idly or at play.
Proceed when kicked across the way?
What does the corner loafer do
When ordered by the cop In blue
To disappear, and quickly, too?
When, coming home at break of day.
The husband hears somebody say:
"Please, burglar man, do go awayf
Takes a sneak.
The aged lover bends above
The hand of his young lady love
With what word does he get th shove?
When little boys and girls at play
Wish one of them to away
What do the precious darlings ay?
What will the editor give m
When these poor rhymes he has to et
Who'll bet my number will not be
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