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E. ROSEWATER, EDITOR.
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C, C. ROSEWATBR.
Subscribed In my presence and aworn
to before ma thla list day of July. 104.
(Seal.) M. B. HUNQATE.
WHE.1 OUT OF TOWN.
porarlly ahaald have Tk Boo
aalled ta these. Addraaa will he
eaaaed aa oftea aa reoweeted.
Sham reform la Iowa differs very lit
tle from fake reform la Nebraska.
The only way to give South Omaha
food government Is to annex It to
The test of Colonel Bryan's tact may
oome when Roger Sullivan offers to
shake hands at Chicago.
The Initiative and referendum seems
to be having trouble to get started, to
say nothing of being deficient In ter
From the way Secretary Wilson la
throwing boquets at western packing
house Chicago must have been to
blame for all the trouble.
The) local . lea dealers' new rule of
pay-la-advance seems to go on the the
ory that the only trust to be extended
must be extended to the Ice trust
Vice President Fairbanks bits the nail
on the head when he says the negroes
can advance only by their own efforts
but the white man should put
ao stones In the road.
The contest In the Third - congres
sional district will have national Inter
est should the question of fraudulent
leases and purchases of Indian lands
be brought Into the Issue.
Under Secretary MacDonnell's Chief
occupation In Ireland at the present
time seems to be that of acting as red
Sag to unionists while the government
Is working on Its reform bill.
It Is difficult for the most ardent
lovers of human freedom to enthuse
over the cause of the men who show
such poor taste as those who threw
the bomb In Stolypln's home.
If goTrsment agents are to be be
lieved persons thinking of invest
, lng in Mexican enterprises will save
time and reach the . same result by
throwing their money into the ocean.
After court costs have been paid
managers of the predatory trusts may
eonolude that the old plan of live and
let live la not only the beat morally,
but also the most remunerative finan
The Osaaha police, commission will
waica ioa inai 01 me bouiu umana
police commissioners on the charge of
being asleep at their post of duty on
Sunday. Uneasy lies the head that
swings the baton, . '
President Palme's call for volun
teers will hardly bring a response like
that Immortal call issued by president
Lincoln gnd one reason wil be because
the prospective ' voluateers have not
so much at stake.
The charge that ministers of the
gospel are losing prestige and Influ
ence Is perhaps only true In certain
eases where the ministers have b:
lieved their commission was to gain
notoriety at the sacrifice of good taste.
In the meantime the Rock Island road
Is being made the scapegoat for all the
sins of railroad discrimination from
which Omaha la suffering. The other
railroads will probably make it good
to the Rock Island at the other end of
Mr. Good assures the republicans of
Nemaha that he alone la responsible
for the tnrnlng of the entire Nemaha
delegation into the Brown column.
But Mr. Oood forgets to tell the people
of Nemaha coaaty that be acted at
the bahect ef the Burllagtoa war.
THE pitnct COUXTT DtrtC.TIOX.
The attempt of the fake reform press
lt Justify the conduct of,Cendld;u
Williams and the defection of tho
Pierce tounty delegation to the state
t publican convention -m ine idea that
they acted In gool faun will not bold
water with Intelllgott people v. ho are
ffsmlllar with the faos. The neennp-
tlon that the Pierce tounty delegation
was not Instructed on the sehatorship
is baseless.' The resolutions Instruct
ing the delegation for Judge Boyd,
tor congress, ror Senator Sheldon for
governor and for Edward Rosewater
foe the United Stales senator were
passed, each separately. In the pres
cues of the candidates, and we feel
snre lhat. Senator Sheldon and Judge
Boyd will corroborate this statement.
The comparison between the con
duct of Judge Williams and the Pierce
county delegates whom he controlled
and that of the Saunders and Butler
county delegates who changed from
Brown to Rosewater 00 the third and
fourth ballots is not well taken. . The
Saunders and Butler county delegates
voted their individual preference
after discharging their obligation with
out compensation or promise of re
ward.. . The performance of Judge
Williams was a piece of rank treach
ery and a clear sell-out. The bar
gain for his vote and that of the dele
gates whose votes he cast against their
instructions was made before the con
vention opened. And yet Judge WU
Hams, when asked before the conven
tion opened what-he had 'to any re
garding the reports of impending de
' fectlpn which had been foreshadowed
by the Lincoln Journal, declared, on
honor to the chairman of the Doug'
las county delegation, aa well , as to
others, that there wasn't the slightest
foundation for the report.
He clinched the denial with the
pledge that he and the other delegates
from Pierce county would stand for
Rosewater from first to last. Within
ten minutes after he had given this
assurance, he was seen arm in . arm
with Frank Harrison, the manager of
the Brown press bureau, who had In
velgled him Into selling out his con
stituents for a mess of pottage.
It is also a telltale coincidence that
Mr. Caldwell of Clay county, who had
been promised a nomination for state
railway commissioner at the fake re
form bargain counter, was given to
understand before the convention as
sembled that Judge Williams would be
one of the three nominees for rail
road commissioner. Mr. Caldwell Is an
honest, sincere advocate of railroad
regulation and he was sold out the
moment that Williams was bought in.
Had , Mr. Williams been a candidate
for railroad commissioner or even
contemplated becoming a candidate
before the Pierce county convention
had assembled, he could readily have
secured instructions from ' his own
county for that office. Manifestly, his
candidacy was projected for him after
the Pierce county convention had been
held,' and ' the statement that " Pierce
county had not Instructed Its dele
gates to the state convention to sup
port Rosewater was fabricated to ex
cuse his dishonorable conduct.
stays or popular avtakksixo.
The most noteworthy feature of
the ferment In both political parties
in New Y6rk is the disposition to have
party tickets this year ' represent pop
ular sentiment and purpose. This
tendency has gone so far as to impress
old time party managers and to impel
them to consider how they can sat
isfy the people who demand a real
share In naming their representatives.
The movement In the republican party
to put Thomas E. Hughes to the front
for governor and in the democratic
party to name William T. Jerome Is
a most significant development of the
Both these men, while they were
long known as party adherents, repre
sent everything that Is repugnsnt to
machine politics carried to the ex
treme In the Empire state. Neither
of them In office would for one Instant
knuckle to machine dictation, and
each Is the last man any combination
of bosses would pick out to represent
their interests in patronage and legis
lative manipulations. They are men
of Independent spirit who regard pub
lic duty as paramount and whose
action would square with their con
victions of public Interest.
Nothing could be more suggestive of
popular determination to have a
change from the dictatorial machine
regime than the fact that many of Its
most hardened and conspicuous leaders
not only have abandoned the Idea of
machine tickets, but also are Making
show of favoring Hughes and Jerome.
On the democratic side there is the
additional emb-rrsssmpnt of dealing
with the Hearst raid which threatens
to become serious, and which, while
pretending to act in the name of the
people, is practically a most obnox
ious form of bosslsm.
In the great pivotal state of New
York the campaign midway In a presi
dential term Is the time when party
managers form their lines and shape
their strategy for the national con
test two years later. It means a great
deal therefore that they have now to
accept as a paramount fact that the
people propose to settle affairs which
the machines have been accustomed
to arrogate to themselves, .and that
bossiam can attempt to block the way
only at Its own peril.
Whea It comes to the election of
members of the next legislature Omaha
and Nebraska have a common Interest
in the selection of men who will legis
late for a square deal between all
classes of taipsyers.
If the Union Pacific persists ta its
project of running a spur to the South
Omaha re wary, there will be another
charge added against the South Omaha
police commission for allowing a brew
ery switch to be -built thst will be kept
open on Sunday all the year around.
The proper caper would be a pipe line
that could not be seen by a deaf and
dumb policeman. -.
v GOLD A XT) THE INTEREST RATK.
The paradox of a rapidly Increasing
world's product. rising for the cur
rent year far above 1400,006,000. or
more than the value of the annual
rrdtpuf of both the gold and silver
mines not long ago, along with an In
creasing Interest rate, has not been
better explained than by1 Herman
Sietken, the great Oermad financier,
who emphasises -the stimulating effect
of the unprecedented gold Increment
upon Industry,. "The gold output,"
he says, "Is only a stimulus to Indus
try and will not bring down the Inter
est rate until the world's commerce
ceases to expand." i In other words,
the sure prospect of. an enlarged sup
ply of money stock encourages enter
prise, which calls. for capital and bids
It up. " ' . ' i . ' "
Precisely this process on an enor
mous scale has been In .progress In
this country, closely following the as
surance ten ' years 1 ago that adjust
ments were not to be .violently dislo
cated by an arbitrary change from
the world's money standard. - No such
Industrial expansion was ever before
experienced In the United States, but
It has been paralleled In One degree
or another during the- same time in
other, countries, and particularly in
Germany., All the younger industrial
communities like Canada are increas
ing at a hitherto unknown rate their
demand for. cash . funds and credit
The enormous concentrations In Indus
trial organisation In this and In other
countries, all proposing enlarged oper
ations in old and extensions into new
fields, are merely an Index of the In
crease of enterprise and trade which
must be financed.
The same forces are asserting them
selves notably In great municipal bond
ing operations, New York and Phila
delphia having lately had to face sales
of thirty and fifty-year bonds on a 4
per cent basis, which Is 30 per
cent higher than, they .were able
to realize a few . years ago. The
recent Panama bond sale byx the
United States is an explainable excep
tion to the rule to which even national
and municipal governments of the
strongest credit mast submit. Stock
values in this country have long In
large part reflected development an
ticipations, but in such a worldwide
demand for money, involving Innumer
able alternative profits at high rates,
early realization Is demanded by In
vestors, even in our most promising
The possibilities of gold production
are now known to be almost Illimit
able, and although the annual output
may be still further vastly Increased
the Interest rate will not . fall .until
enterprise shall exhaust itself of some
how receives a check. , 1 : .
MUNICIPAL CIVIL BKHVlCt.
Nearly every large cty in this coun
try has within recent years adopted a
test of competency under elvll service
rules for all ' municipal employes.
Omaha Is one of the very few excep
tions. Here the spoils system in. its
most offensive and injurious form still
prevails. While there always, have
been some misfits and incompetents in
our municipal service daring previous
administrations, a great majority of
the men on the municipal pay roll were
qualified for the work assigned to
them. Under the present regime, how
ever, the reverse is the rule.' : Scores
of men who are absolutely unfit to fill
the jobs to which they have been as
signed have been foisted upon the city
pay roll and the whole city service has
been demoralized. The fault is not
altogether with Mayor Dahlman, who
has endeavored In many instances to
stand off Incompetent taxeatera, but
the council majority seems bent upon
turning everything upside down In the
city hall for partisan ends, regardless
of the damage Inflicted upon the tax
The responsibility for this state of
affairs is the spoils system, which al
ways has been prolific In graft, em
bezzlement and Inefficiency in the mu
nicipal service. The time is ripe for
a radical change. That change may
be brought about by the voluntary
adoption of civil aervlce rules and the
merit system thst will make com
petency the passport for employment,
and at the same time protect honest
and competent men In the municipal
service from summary discharge and
promote those who are jnost worthy
to higher places. It can also be
brought about and may have to.be
brought about by legislative action that
will make the civil service and merit
system compulsory In cities of the
If the council is wise it will heed
this admonition by enacting, an ordi
nance) that will establish civil service
rules and the merit system In Omaha.
By such action ft will relieve Itself
from the pressure thst Is being brought
by place hunters and ward heelers and
at the same time protect honest and
competent democratic employes from
summary discharge In the future, when
the republicans get luto power. If they
persist in foisting a horde of Incompe
tents snd grafters on the city pay roll
they will force tsxpaylng cltlaena of all
parties to organize, for self-protection
and precipitate a conflict that Is to sure
to end in the expulsion of the demo
crats from the city administration.
The lose ef tha aenatoreblp te Omaha la
causing more grief than would tha com
plete deatructlon of all th breweries
thera Lincoln Newa
Such contemptible slurs ara not cal
culated to strengthen Attorney Gen
eral Brown with sensible and sober
DAILY BEEi MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1906.
people In Douglas county or sny other
section of the state. Douglas county
will elect twelve members to the nest
legislature, and there Is a bare posat
blllty that Mr. Brown may need a few
rotes from Omaha and Douglas county
to make his election snre. Let It be
distinctly understood, towever, that
The Bee will give no countenance to
any movement In Douglas or any
other legislative district designed to
repudiate the actio a of the state con
vention. If Mr. Brown should happen
to fall down In the final contest. It
will be due to the lack of sincerity and
indiscretion of his Lincoln fake reform
While It may be premature to make
specific suggestions for charter revision
the conduct of the city council in block
lng efficient supervision of public works
and street pavements will compel tax
payers to organise at an early day to
Insure the revision of the charter that
will make a continuance of such per
If every man who has filed his name
for nomination On the legislative ticket
has a platform of his own up' his
sleeve the voters wil doubtless have a
long and varied assortment of, prom
Ises to digest. Platforms are all right
In their way, but the man and his
record must square with the platform
In tendering payment for all paper
bearing his name, , whether signed by
him or forged Francis S. Peabody has
won the admiration- tf depositors in
the defunct. Chicago" bank, but may
have placed a premium on dishonesty
Newark (N. J.) News.
Wa also drank 17.000,000 worth of min
eral water last year, counting what went
Into rickeys and highballs or was used
Forn (! Arsruwaeat.
Thieving bank officials and Ineffective
bank examinations are arguments for the
postal aavlngs system which ate very dlf
flcult to reuse.
Farced t Be Merclfal.
Even the trusts have bowels. This Is
proven by the action of the Glucose trust.
Its managers mercifully promise to here
after abstain from dosing the candy eaters
with, bleaching powder poisons. For so
fliuun IC UP 0V BUAJT ipeuKXUl.,
Pat ail Kettle Blewlaar Osf. ;
Brooklyn. Eagle., '
Hearst says Jerome Is "endowed with the
soul of lackey," that ha Is ".festooned with
the Spanish moaa o( disgraceful failure M
New Tork'a district attorney."
Jerome says .. Hearst is intellectually
sterile, socially vulgar fid morally obtuse."
Neat! - - .., .ft ; .
Advertlalasj Me VaaUnesa.
. Bpringfleld Republican.
. Indian territory baa been Industriously ad
vertised as fit for st&Uhood, and probably
is -in , most respeots. ,, But a place where
card invitations to the execution of a mur
derer are issued by. aenarshal and the news
sent out -as if the Invitations were to a
debutante.' a reoeptien, -baa a UXtle ctvlUsa
tlon yet to gain. .
Eflle to Caard Agalaat.
The government 'has taken only one step
In prescribing 'the treatment of the coolies
to be employed at Panama and In its pro
hibition of " bract leaf slavery. The next
and most IrfiportarftStep Is to see that the
first one is enforced.' It Is not on of
those questions where .men interested can
safely be put upon "their honor.
City Jays ' Ara Easy.
There ara certain confidence games so
grossly crude that all the victims may ex
pect Is a laugh. There i no sympathy for
him and he deaerveS what he gets, w.hloh
is a lesson In experiences. But the repre
sentative from the back- counties who buy a
gold brick, who beta that he can open a
lock, who wagers his money upon the loca
tion of a nimble pes tinder a shell compared
with the city-bred gudgeon who reada tk
personal of a "widow" and Is moved
thereby to "loosen up" Is a monument of
wisdom, dignity and astuteness.
A Specie for Revolatlea.
. Chlcsgo .Chronicle. ,
Intelligence from. Cuba confines
opinion which we ventured to express the
ether day which la that the Cuban brother
la constitutionally Inimical to constitutional
government or any other kind of govern
ment. The batch , of generals who are In
the lockup at Havana charged with Inciting
revolution admit that they have no griev
ances, but , want a change. They desire
something exciting to begin, like th little
boy who set Ore to the barn. The remedy
for this sort of thing Is not the one that
the Spaniards practiced a tiring squad and
Qulrklime. That is too spectacular and only
excites th Cuban' brother to emulation.
Put him on th rock pile for six months.
That will abate hla passion for revolution.
Albert J. Earllng. president of the Chi
cago, Milwaukee A St. Paul railroad, was
a telegraph operator for five years.
The New York police will wesr caps In
stead of helmets next winter. Th order
for the change will shortly be sent out.
It will not be greeted with applause, since
policemen say that while the cap gives
protection against the weather, the helmet
gives protection against the brickbat
Minister John Hicks, the representative
of tha 1'nlted State In Chile, ia the editor
and principal owner of the Oehkoph, Wis.,
Northwestern. He served four yeara as
minister to Peru, having been appointed
by President Harrison. He baa. published
on novel. "Th Man From Oshkosh."
Charles Francis Brush, the noted elec
trician, has on his office door In his build
ing In Cleveland: "Office hours, 11: to
11" He Is alwaya there promptly and
never works overtime. Most of his time
he spenda in his laboratory 'alone. His
chief diversion Is gotten out af his three
manual pip organ. - '
With the reputation of being the best
all-around athlete and student that Wis
consin has ever produced, and with th
distinction of being the first man who
ever completed the three yeara' taw course
at Harvard In two yeara," Henry F. Coeh
ena of Milwaukee la now In the race for
eongresa In th Fifth district of Wlscon
sin. Porohenta la to have a monument. Her
descendants. Including sll relatives of th
two Harrisons. Oouverneur Morria, Mrs.
Burton Harrison and the large and lm
aortaat Randolph. Cabal snd Fairfax fam.
lilee of Virginia, net to mention many leas
well-known people In New Engtang and
other portion of th United State, have
decided that th little Indian aaalden de
serves tha raeognltloa and have organised
te raise naoos te that aL
. - ." . i '
NEBRASKA SENATORIAL, CONTKST.
ift iBoinfi nffnifr ina Laaer (rep 1.
Is the best victory any man ever wins, and
that la victory over his own Inclination to
believe that he has been wronaed by th
success of others. A man ma have reeu.
tallon aa a philosopher, but he Is la reality
no philosopher at all If he does not under-
..w Br.B.u-vn.v...i.a am ia ira WW IIVI aBItWVl -
onj th. 1. .i-.. . -
things In this world, for his own defeats
and dteappolntmenta aa wall aa for those
of hla opponent.
In th parlance ef the street, Mr. Ro
rood loeer" Rlna a wl
loser Is only another term for being
h. - w-i
and well balanced man. "For no man who
-. WM'B Mill
does not lose well aver wins well. And no
man who does not accept defeat with com
posure Is entitled to win. Mr. Rosewater
stands higher today In Nebraska than he
stood yesterday, and higher autald of
Nebraska. Ha may never get to th. senate.
w ii win ic.fn , name mat win oe re
membered In crmnectlon with tha develop
ment of his state of th Missouri valley
long after the namea of most of th Sena-
tors have been forgotten.
A Blrdseye View.
Thorston Oasette (rep.).
At the state republican convention Ndrrls
Brown of Buffalo county, was nominated
rnr tt,i.i v
.toe. e r... , : ' ...
lieutenant governor.' Melvln R. Hopewell of
Burt county. T, Rosewster of th Omaha
n. ,v hi. a.e.. ...i- -v. . .v.
Bee took his defest gracefully, showing th
true manhood of thst worthy gentleman,
fn Mr. Brown th republicans have a man
of the Rosewater stamp, but on who had
not so many political enemies, hence hla
tvnmlntlr Mill. UmJt .K. ft...
. ... . .
mar rneaAs Tlia Hvor.
Waterloo Oaaetta (rep ).
Edward Rosewater rose to tha occasion
and In defeat wae stronger In th hearts of
his friends and recognised by hla enemies
greater than they thought him to be. It Is
eaey enough to show t one's strength of
character In victory but even In his defeat
air. nosevaier provea nimsen greater man
h might have been In victory. He will
hav mora friends In Nebraska than ever
for -his manly speech at tha close of the
hard-fought battle at Lincoln Wednesday.
A Ceel Job Ift.
Sioux City Journal (rep.)
wen, junior osewater naa a good JOO
Still en tha Flrlasr Line.
Grand Island Independent (Ind.)
Tne repuniican party or Nem-aaka nas a
grand old man In Hon. Edward Rosewater.
naa nis enemies bitter, unrelenting
nemlest No newspaper man who does his
auiy as non. Edwara Koeewator has don
his is without them. They ar not always
a discredit to him. as to soma of thm. lng, h gave a yeU and jumping from th
he may well be loved and admired because car started on a run toward Sheffield eve
he has thera. And no man could have cn- nua. Not caring to be left behind and ml as
tertaineo or expressed a more loyal sentl-
ment tnan aid Hon. Edward Rosewater'
when called upon, after his defeat in th
nomination for senator, to address the
convention. He haa don valiant services
for the republican party In Nebraaka. Tim
and again he has been on the firing line
and has contributed as much to republican
vlctorte. as any other single agency. He
... tiviiwiiu; uwu iiuiiuiiu uy ins party
but owing to the opposition that will be
......,. M.'-.lmii poemons,
generated by sny man In Journalistic fields
wno expresses nis sincere convictions fear-
lessly, he ha. been rejected when ...king
higher honors or those position, to which
he believed h. .nii - ......
he believed he was entitled and In which
n was convinced h could serve th Inter.
est ot Nebraska well.. And It mnm imm.,.
ately Upon such a defeat that Hon. Ed
ward Rosewater not only showed no bitter
ness, no keen disappointment, but also
pledged his support to the republican cause
without the least criticism of his onDonents
or of the campaign they had made, and in
dlcated that he was prepared to continue
th fight for the republican nartv dili
gently and enthusiastically ' as ever be-
Work af Political Sc he as era.
Schuyler Fre Lane (lnd.).
When the Epworth leaaue asaemMv 1.
Nebraaka dipped .Into politics and naaaed
resoiuuons announcing Editor Rosewater
owing to his being opposed to prohibition,
and went further and denounced him per-
so nan y, it did Roaewater no harm and did
harm the Epworth league. A religious or-
ganlsatlon like the Epworth league better
keep out of politics, and If It does go in
anouia d at leaat fair. While Roaewater
Is opposed to prohibition, so is every man
wno is aspiring today for ths republican
nomination for United States senator tn
tnis stats. Those leaguers did not mention
anyone but Rosewater. thus showing that
they were unfair and unjust and acting
upon spite, a thing such a body ought to be
clear of, Tha amount of It was that some
political schemer worked the league to do
that, and all he had to do was to raise th
cry or "crucify him" ard the mob waa
ready to do It. Ona csnnot predict what a
bunch of fanatics will do or not do.
Hlgrker tm Pablle Eeteea.
Pender Republic (rep.).
Rosewater took bis defeat Ilk a man.
ana w mink more of him now than we
did before th convention.
will Represeat Stat Wall. - I
Madison Chronicle (rep.). I
Norrts Brown waa the choice of tha re.
publican convention for United States sen-
ator. whHe the Chronicle believed that
Roaewater deserved th honor at th hsnda
of Nebraska republicans. yt w never for
a moment doubted the ability or Integrity
01 joms urown, and we believe that if
elected by the coming legislature he will
make one of tha beat representatives thla
state has ever had In th United States
- Prlaelplee Ar What Ceast.
Wood River Interest (rep.).
Edward Rosewater' apeech after the sen
atorial contest made him a host of friends.
Roaewater is one cf Nebraska's great men.
no noming proves It mere then that
apeech. The ambition of a lifetime had
for a time at least slipped away, but he
waa true to hla principles, and without re-
annttnent pledged his support to Karris
ru-own. because he stood for ths principles
he had so long advocated.
Tha Pace Taat Kills
Th tremendous speed made In th later-
national automobile race over th Ardennes
cim,i in n.1-1.. w.I , ! i
circuit In Belgium on Monday I almost
beyond conception. To maintain an aver
ag. cf nearly .evenly ml la, hour through
a rua of 171 mile., which wss the record of
the winner, must ha vs meeat a speed neigh-
boring on 100 miles an hour for much of
th d.stanc. Only in this way could
time lost en curves be mad up. Tha raes
makea very pat the story ef a Boston
millionaire who recently visited one of ths
young Vandervtlts at Newport Tne vis-
Itor was taken for a rua In a big racing
automobile. He stood th xperienc nntll
the speed rose to upward of eighty miles aa
hour whea, In terror, ha tried ta can t
tHe driver tvestd him ta alow up. Bat In-
stead of being able to call he found, ao
runs tha story, that once he had opened
hla mouth he could aot abut tt, o sioleat
waa tha blast. Fortunately tha stretch
permitting such speed was abort
J FOOD MSPECTIOV TH4T HrCT
I rairaa-e Fat r a Fla Grade af a
. CnlM rejoice In having found a food
""Por who Inspects, snd merrily sp-
f"ua' "' condemning adulters
x,rmm na fnM products. II Is
popularly known aa "Fish" Murray, having
th patience of a fisherman snd a "scent
a . .
I tnst la a wonder. Th manner of a man
' mJr Wt4 from th way he talked
back to th manager of a cold storage
plant. The latter reminded th Inspector
that there was no law to warrant him lit
""'' ondrswn poultry In cold stor-
sge. "W will Invoke th common lw,"
. ,. . . ... - . . ..
n repiiea, ror preservation or tne puono
health." Thereupon 1.000 pounds of poultry
wss condemned snd sent to a crematory-
One of Murray's largest haul was pulled
IT last week when he raided a free lunoh
foundry where sixteen cooks were working
I?,7" m,t aop,n tnr to
Th doom of every manufacturer of Im
pur to Product" In the olty ha been
Sounded and the apprehension and prosecu
tlon of every viols tor of tha food laws Is
assured, reports th Chronicle. Although
"Fish" Murray, chief City food Inspector.
!in'""h?n.dwMV h" hrm"M pnl h
J"" il'JL """'JT
fr lunch merchants In th last three weeks
by his strenuous raids upon their head
iU'rV'1VhM Tf?" a1Uon'
1 . wk " w' V, , ,L' IIZ
lawbreakers escaping from th net of the
Th aid cam In th form of on Joseph
Simpson from Liemont. 111., and hla maglo
"divining rod." Mr. Simpson had heard of
tha tkevne Wmt,Ht few ft. a nl.w l.Bua,M
I " , .... ...-ftv. v...
juauw up in 111a mai oa cvuia
nas succeeded. Th gentleman from Lament
haa discovered thm amW an nt . v
n- Mn.ra mriP. rM. .n4 .ii.a
meats to their lalra. Um hA w.a t am.
n. rnda vJi h ,m.n.ir. -i.k .kik
they were able to find a vetn of gold or
other material with unerring accuracy and
h straightway mads up his mind that dl-
vlnlng rods could be made or found which
would serve for finding other things as
I well aa ore,
"Fish" was Immediately struck with th
Idea of somebody or something that could
do the greater part of his work for him and
produce th sam results, so he welcomed
Mr. Blmpson and accepted his offer of as
sistance. Nothlna- mum dn but th&t the
automatic sleuth he tri.d ..r at nM. mA
1 the two. acrnmna nimA hv it.mitw in
spectors, ready for anrthlna. started for the
north side. They had no particular destlna-
tlon In view.' but started almleaalv and
Bnally got on a North Hatatead atreet car.
Everything went well until they - neared
I Fullerton avenue when th proprietor of the
maglo stick, which he held tightly grasped
1 in his hand, became nervous. Suddenly,
whil th car wss in ths center of th cross-
I the -climax of th trip, "Fish" and his In
spectors plied out In pursuit,
When la front of th lc cream factory
of A. B. Henry, m Fullerton avan.ii. the
Inventor of th divining rod. halted and
"frose" like a pointer dog. When th In-
spector's party came up to h was breath-
lng hard, but his face waa exultant. He
held th rod In his hand and pointed to it
"Dan-f you aea It ahakeT" h. ehni..j
'That means business when It acts Ilk
in.h" w.a -.. . . ,. . .
rUM deteTrJSL 1- -I.
ktl dobtfu. 2nd aeraVh El" ?'
"K"tea soubtful and scratched his chin.
But th inventor Insisted that his faithful
red had run down a violator of tha pur
rooa laws, and as h Insisted upon an In
vestlgatlon of the Ice cream factory. "Fish'
gave In and proceeded to Investigate. Th
party spent half an hour :n tha building,
ana when they came out 'Fish' and Mr,
Simpson from Iamont were walking arm
"Say, professor, you have certainly got
th soods." "Fish" said,
In a ton loud
enough for veryon to hear. "To tell th
truth, when you raced off Ilk you did I
thought th heat bad affected your head.
but after this fv certainly got to apolo-
fse. Tour all right, and no mistake.
t' m fr the council' finance committee
" "oon meets ana to ask for an ap-
PPnat'on to put you on my staff,
couldnt without yau now..
ula 1 nn anythlngT" th inspector
"kwI ,n ''P'r to question. "Well, I
should "v I did. That plac In ther Is
the worgt rv truck yet They are using
rvllrn cnernes ana peacne and other fruit
fr lnelr beBt n4 brick cream. Tha
crr,m IBO ea ita dyes te color It,
"nd 1 th,ok ,n n'yl" will show that every
pl1 or ln mlItur Impure.
"fish" through his seal Is bringing down
trouble upon th heads of th other city
employe m th laboratory department,
no m'hll th Inspector was absent on his
trlP' experienced difficulty in avold-
'n personal ' encounter - with an Irate
y'r In the service of th Thompson Ice
Cream cempany, which was brought to
time last. week. The attorney, who refused
to give nis name, mistook Dr. Blehn for
"Fish" Murray. ' It was an Inexcusable
mistake, ss th director weighs about 1G0
Pound, while "Flab" tlpa tha acale close
t th 100 mark. Dr. Blehn" told him so and
th trouble started,
The attorney announced that he had paid
a visit to the- office with the intention of
dalng things te th food inspector, and that
would start Is Immediately. Not dlvin-
lng that he had been mistaken for the in,
apeoter the doctor evinced his surorlae at
announcement, but told htm to proceed
a rapidly as possibls. This th- lawyer
was about to do when "Fish" returned
from his Inspection at th payohologloai
moment and took In ths situation at a
glanc. H announced th mountain of
avoirdupois as himself, snd the lawyer
"I Just came up to see If I 'could get s
cepy of ths analysis made of our stuff," he
"Certainly." - answered ths Inspector;
"here It Is. Now get out"
While "Fish" and several af hla aaat.
ants were out with the "diving rod" three
other Inspectors made raids upon several
Greek les cream parlors and fruit stares.
Proprietor, of four cf th establishment
were arrested on warrants charging them
with violations of-th food law.
Inspector Murray will seek th protection
of school children, who sr great buyers of
. , " " , . "
mMt papular fillers fr these candle Is a
th cheaper gradea of candles. On of th
product made from th sinew of begs.
Jh! """ .hi , . "
X. v . T',! "
' on the kids.- Other adult-rants
"" e4ueas and tompblsk. especially
,n ,n U""t t,ck ,1,ck' of l,oortc-
Th c,t,r lbortary chemlsU have been
baT wor urin lh U,t " th
m""' 0 eT,aln problem. On thousand
,w hundred and ainsty-seven samples
hv t"1 n nearly per cent
found t be below grsda. On hua-
" and thirty-five samples had bean
watered, though thla was sa Improvement
ver last week's record,
Four samples contained formalin. But
on caw out of th SSt Inspected wa found
t be diseased. Thirty-three dalrte were
visited and four were refused th right to
.hip their products t Chicago,
fcCOSOMlC STATtg OF conn.
Klac af Cereals Regularly n 4aj
Wall Street Journal.
Corn hi th only crop In the United States
which regularly reaches th enofmoui total
af a billion dollars In value. It equala th
value of the two other primary crop of
wheat and cotton combined.' tt therefor
assumes a pecuniary Importance of th
first rank, not- only te th financial and
commercial world, but especially so on th
psrt ef agriculture Itself, which retains
a larg proportion for stock feeding pur
pews. The position of , the crop In farm
economy la Indicated by th fct that of
th crop of lens ther war retained la
farmers' hands on March J. WOt, ever
per cent, snd only o per cant ef th entire
yield had been shipped out of th county
In which It had grown.
Tha corn crop la th backbone of the
farm In live stock snd grain grewlng egrt
culture. It failure precipitates th mar
keting cf farm animal, to cut down feed
lng requirements to minimum. . A short
oorn crop force other readjustment of
a varied character in farm management.
A liberal crop, on the contrary, aends the
farmer to th markets for feeders, so thst ,
ths live stook exchange of th west
readily reflect th state of thla crop In th
oall for young and unfinished cattle to bo
shipped or driven to ths country for fat
tening. Commercially considered tha handling- ef
th corn crop Is usually mora evenly dis
tributed throughout th year tban that of
wheat or cotton. It I more eaally held oa
the ear than wheat la held In the m.
though not quit ao readily stored a cot
ton. It nevertheless ha. a keeping capacity
",,lln maaea 11 available at any stag of
the crop year for sale and ahlnman. Tk
railroads of tha west hav. therefor.
very Urge Interest In s good crop of oorn.
such ss Is promised for th oommerolal
year ef irt-m, of th wti.oooono hu.h.i.
corn shipped out of the country praotloaHy
all of It was handled by th railroads. If
w.e average freight : earned on tht.
modlty waa 10 centa a bushel th total
revenue from 00m ahtnnin 1
be over 168.000, or0. , From th farmer-
-v-.iu.ni tne rami value of this crop at
40 rents a bushel would h .
Ths economic Importance n h
crop has always Impressed itaelf noon
or nnanee. A large yield make, the
financier ,., th, popuUUo
the country Is therebv t.t i . ,
' ar ia SB WlUDn
or economic .trength. This idea, whea
fT . A conom, organisation Of th
fsrm to the extent that a failure of th
eoro crop would. A failure of th. wheat
ZJ:r ln8ir imp.lr. th.
r Z'r f the mmtrr- A "hort cotton
crop reduces th. spinning output, white-.
.rg.rvh,r' ,n both '
n yield la larva or iihavt
s.t " u corn croo
TO th farmer. hsa
marker,:'1, W' N."!
side msrket. It I. ,hlg th(ll hB.,M tn
arm ZT of ' 1
Sue XT." " eflreCt'V eM,tm
oucn a yield as now sen.a .... .
ured make, it possible for th. Ill
even aATT. " th "ndstlon of
hut aK "J""' ln to-come.
"Ul also to Drenara hiui ... .. '
for revera. "" n tne better
1 or reverses whenever thev n
Tfl corn croo mm.. . .
Amerlrsn farmer's wrv ::'Vr.h'
any other product r ,ZL Z..'. '
fh. hi.. " . .. ' n,"M ihsurar
ance of '
"IRTHFIX REMARK.,, i 'v
toMVPAUifr'" Mr ou'kl--L
Record-Herald. k,Mn hlm."-Cuicago
..fgjl tSi.'T'."iira,": -
Miss Homebuddy8o you re home ae-eln
Of cojrMe. you saw Paris? again.
Mlaa Olddav Oh, yes
love"? HmebUldy h """" u J"t
poTts' t?M?a P1 tW
if minHP-r,ung """! 111 '" bim I have
a mind of tny own!
-Mi"B Capsicum If you want to do that
dear, you must talk to him aa little aa
poBslblc-Chlcago Tribune. . "
n,'n,hl,0em,,. successful lover, gets
more tban most men."
JjJJ'hy a shoemaker?"
her "J"..'. flr one hnd and
her foot to boot. "-Baltimore American.
' ' W h v Hnn'l vnn m i . .
Jf. "nStltuinu esac'Sr wba1 7"u
think about thia queatlon?" u
i"-aI"!'" n""red Senator Sorghum.
If I d V ,"?ct ? J"h1 1 th"". ana
il.i, know aon t kntw that I would
higton JtS."' tUent" t0 know 't "-w"- .
. . , . . .
Waa anvhndv . .
Hihmus railway accident?" aaked Mrs.
aside tne newspaper with a little Blah of
regret.-Chlcago TTlbune. . . "
"Why do you call Mr Mlggleaworth
Diana ? , . .
"Shea auch a fine huntress. Mtgglea- '
worth la her fourth husband, you know "
My neighbor waa a wldder, an' she had a
An' her cows an' pics an' chickens nu
a mlahtv lot nr harm
To my .flelda ajlnin', an' I stood It ouita
wouldn't be Imposed oa In no eich
auia o style. . ..
80 I looked my very maddest e walked
up 10 ner aoor.
Till sue looked up at .ate emllla' whil a
waahin' up the floor.
An' her cheek waa red e rosea an' her'
hair es black e night 1
I forgot to scold an' aaea her, far ah
seemed so sweet and bright.
But my hand waa to th plow now, aa' It
wouldn't never do ......
To fergit 1 hem deperoations Jee by toekla'
at her shoe.
80 I gethered up my anger an' I said,
"Now, Mrs. Browa."
An' my tone put out her eye' light aa'
tu laahea they fell down.
But I ain't no man for foolln', and I went
right on to aay
How her pigs et all my 'melons aa' her
eowa et tona of hay;
How her chickens scratched my eora out,
an' I wouldn't hev It ao,
Oittln' harder all (he time, like mad
man will, you know.
Then the wldder she looked p, with a
teardrop on her cheek,
Aa' a eoineihln' In her throat that wouldn't
let her epeak.
Bat she sobbed as' Cried ut I a kind '
That she bed no one to help her. an wss
poor an' all alone.
An' aiy hand wa as? th plow then aa'
a-reachin' out for hern..
I bed learnt a auddent Uasoa that 1 never
thought I'd learn.
Well, my acotdln' waa a failure, aeela
what I thought 4Q do.
For her pigs an' cows are all her, ear
- th widder's with 'em. tea.