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Tiir Omaiia Daily Bee.
Fn terr-d at
class matter.
Omnha 1'nst office at second
terms or ei Bsmil'TION.
Daily Br (without flunrfay), on -ear..ll
l.y bee and fcxttday, on year "
Punaay Be. on year j
Saturday B, on yar 10
Laflv 8-e lmlttling Sunday), pr week..17o
Pally Hee (without Bun-lavi, per week. .120
Kvsnlng Bee (wllliar.t Sunday ), per week 6c
Evening Bee (with Sunday), per week..!"
Fmday Bee, .per ppT &c
Addra complaints of Irregularities lit de
livery to City CtrrulnMnn Department.
Omaha The Bee Building.
South Omiht-City Hall Building.
Ceuncll Bluffs 10 Tearl Ftreet.
Oilcafo 16(0 fnlty Building. '
New Tork Home Life In. Building-.
Washington 601 Fourteenth Street.
Communications relating to news and edi
torial matter should be addressed: Omaha
Bee, Editorial Department.
Remit by draft.' express or postal orfle
Only 2-eent stamps received as payment of
metl accounts. . Persons! checks, except on
Omaha or eastern exchanges, not accepiea.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, ss:
Oeorge B. Tsechurk, treasurer of The
Bee Publishing Company, being duly
worn, says that the actual number of
full and complete copies of The Dally,
Morning, Evening and Sunday He printed
during tha month of August, 10. was as
1 81,850
I.; 81,600
II 81.840
ai.seo v it....
. , 30.S60
.. 31,140
. . 31,850
.. 33,840
4. 32,000 ,
.. ., 80,140
..., 81,580
7...i 81,440
I . , . 31,330
I.... 31,140
lO.i 31,780
11.... 31.840
11 :'. 80,050
It 31400
. . 31,550
14 80,830
II 33,250
tf 30,630
27 30,800
II 30,610
29 30,630
14 31,830 , 10....
. 30,870
. 38,440
. 8,148
la ,81,839
II 8M80
Total . ,Y.;
Less unsold copies
Nat total sales 364,468
Daily average u. 31,111
Subscribed In my presence and sworn
to before ma this list day of August,
(Seal.) M. B. HUNOATE,
Notary Public.
Babscrtbera lea-ring; the city tem
porarily . ahoale , bt The Bee
suited to them. Address will be
ehaaged us oftea as reaaeetee.
Winston Churchill may now coin his
political experience by writing another
novel. -
- If rain continues to soften tracks,
up-to-date railroads will have to equip
their trains with life preservers.
A "dry' farming congress" has been
called for Denver, but it will break
Denver precedents If it stays ."dry"
to the end. ' ' "
Russian terrorists should remember
that It la better to be safe than sorry
and should be certain of the Identity
of the man over the bomb.
Judge Lindsey may find that he can
make the juvenile court more popular
by staying on the bench and enforcing
the law than by dragging the new idea
Into politics.
Secretary Shaw's order regarding in
vestment by national banks in specula
tive securities should give him a warm
reception when he addresses the Trans
mlsslsslppi congress.
The "broom and shovel" grain deal
ers must be glad to 1 think they
were not on good1 terms with "line"
elevator men now that the Inside fact,
are being made public.
The absence of the czar from the
funeral of General Trepoff would indi
cate that the Russian ruler Is not will-1
lng lo take chances on the bomb that
did not kill his servant.
That officer of the quartermaster's
department on trial at Manila now rea
lises that the United States carried the
t ten commandments as well as a few
other novelties east of Sues.
With Tammany in control of the
democratic machine and Odell defeated
bj- republicans the Independent voter
of New York should need little ad
ditional - argument to show him his
daty In November.
With the republican candidate for
governor of Colorado refusing to run
on the ticket with a renominated su
preme Judge, recent Judicial declaions
In that state can not be having entirely
the effect intended. .
It any one has by this time discov
ered any advantage a the "rotation"
ballot to offset the Increased primary
election expense which It Imposes
upon the - taxpayers, be should come
forward at once and tell the public
what it la.
The number of applicants before the
city council for the second telephone
franchise is again Increased to three.
If the controversy is kept open much
longer 'the city hall may have to be
enlarged . to ' accommodate the , fran
chlse seekers. , . ..
Officials are Incensed at the weather
forecaster, who predicted good weather
Just before the typhoon struck Hong
Kong. Nebraska . people who have
been reading predictions- of fair
weather this week will be Interested
in seeing how the orientals handle the
We sometimes nave to go away
from home to hear the news, and this,
Is the case In respect to. railroad re
bates and- elevation allowances on
grsln handled at Omaha. Some
Omaha people have gone to Chicago
to tell the Interstate Commerce com
mlssloa several things that they kept
very olt about 1b 0 --
The order promulgated by the In
terstate Commerce commission regard
ing payment for transportation lays
down the hard and fast rule, as being
required by the new rate law, that
"nothing but money can be lawfully
received or accepted In payment for
transportation subject, to the act,
whether of passengers -or property, or
for any service In connection there
with." and refuses outright to except
any persons or class of business. This
fdeclalon will obviously require exten
sive changes from the methods and
customs which have hitherto prevailed.
It Is of course aimed at Innumerable
transactions under cover of which it
Is believed the prohibition against dis
criminations have been evaded and
nullified. Such transactions have been
especially common in the relations be
tween carrier companies . themselves
and between them - and corporations
controlled or favored by them or their
officials that are engaged in Industry
or as shippers over their lines. Some
notable Instances indeed were uncov
ered only a few weeks ago In the com
mission's Investigation of railroad
dealings with coal companies, and they
at least raise presumption of the very
general existence of such illicit prac
tices. The terms of the rule bear directly
upon much of the advertising business
of the roads, or of more that has been
customarily done In the guise of ad
vertising. So far as newspaper adver
tising Is concerned, the dealing of
many publishers with the railroads
was long since put on a strictly cash
basis, so that any change now will be
rather. of form than of substance. But
under the commission's requirement a
vast amount of transportation that has
hitherto been issued to newspapers un
der pretense of payment for advertis
ing, but In reality as a gratuity, be
comes henceforth a punishable viola
tion. And not only must such trans
portation be paid for in cash, but also
at the same' published rate as for all
other passenger transportation.
While the rule of course applies only
as to passengers and freights between
points separated by state lines the ten
dency of state legislation is likely to
be to make it universal, and - in any
event neither advertising, nor any
other exception will be permitted to
become the means of evading Just pub
lic policy, which is to put all abso
lutely on the same plane with respect
to railroad service. .
Scarcely any act of the administra
tion has received more unanimous ap
probation than the dispositions to
meet the Cuban emergency, and par
ticularly the dispatch ' of Secretary
Taft and General Funs ton to observe
directly the course of affairs on -the
island and to be on hand to advise the
government , and execute Its orders,
It is emphatic proof of public confi
dence both in the president and la the
representatives he has sent to the
scene of the troubles. -
The point that has struck all ob
servers is the staunchness, the Judi
cial temperament, the ripe experience
and strong personality of the war sec
retary, whose especially Intimate rela
tions with President Roosevelt . are
not better known than his well earned
prestige In universal public estima
tion. General Funston, too, , who
fought with the Cuban revolutionists
against Spain, with his extensive
knowledge of the island and acquaint
ance among its people of all classes,
who speaks Spanish as fluently as the
best of them, Is eminently qualified to
supplement and .aid the secretary in
the delicate and important task of
composing matters.
In a matter of so many shifting
difficulties and grave possible compli
cations it is a signal feat thus to have
hit upon the right move at the outset
to the satisfaction of the whole coun
try, and It goes far toward predispos
ing the situation for a. successful set
tlement. ' '
new national batiks.
The. demand for banking and cur
rency faculties continues to expana
the national banking system, thirty-
three new national banks, most of
them with less than 150,000 capital,
having been organised during the
month of August, bringing the total
number on September 1 up to 6,162.
The most notable feature Is the die
trlbution of the new banks in the west
and south as a result of change of the
law authorizing a capital of $ 15,000
Instead of the old minimum of $60,000
for a national bank. ,
The exact purpose of the change has
been effected, since of the total of
1,018 national banks having a capital
less than $50,000, 1,656 are In the
middle western, western and southern
states, leaving only 163 in the United
States outside of those sections. Thus
a national banUrig capital of nearly
$46,000,0640 has been added in those
states during the few years since the
law was amended, mainly In - small
towns from which national banks were
practically excluded by the old capl
tal limit, and as practically all these
new banks have taken out circulation
with bond deposit the addition to local
currency Is likewise very great and
stimulating to business and Industry.
The .facts also are. ni recti y . repre
sentative of the prosperous conations
prevailing throughout the agricultural
Interior of the country. ,
The city couucil has adopted a reso
lution offered by Councilman Zlmman
requiring the street railway company
(o remove all the unused tracks 00-
itructlug streets and restore the pave
ments with the same materials aa the
rest of the street. A similar order to
this has been given once or twice be
fore, but hss never been executed, be
suae to carry It out would entail con
alderable expense upon the street rail
way company, which it has always
managed to get away from. It re
mains to be seen whether the new
democratic city administration can
handle the street railway company
any more effectively than its predecessors.
Considering the discouragement of
bad weather, the lack of local issues
end the "rotation" ballot obstacles,
the primary election Just held In Doug-;
las county seems to have been reason
ably successful In point of getting an
expression from the voters of the dif
ferent parties who care to have a part
In making up the tickets. Nearly 3, SOU
republican votes and approximately
1,200 democratic votes make a fairly
good showing, taking all the adverse
conditions into account.
The returns of the primary election
disclose another gratifying feature in
the growing disposition of the rank
and file of the party on both sides of
the political fence to exercise their
own discriminating Judgment as be
tween aspiring candidates. In this
contest there were slates and elates,
but the real slate maker proves to
have been the Individual voter mark
ing his ballot in his sovereign capacity.
The filing lists of bothparties were
loaded down with objectionable
names, but the voters for the most
part eeem to have Instinctively- re
volted from the notorious grafters,
boodlers and corporation cappers.
While It may turn out that some
may have been nominated who should
not have had the preference, on the
whole the 'winners are representative
of the cosmopolitan constituency
which makes up the population of this
city and county. When analysed the
candidates on the republican ticket
will measure up above their demo
cratic ' opponents. Their respective
claims will come In for more detailed
discussion during the course of the
campaign and before the polls open in
November every one of them will be
expected arid required to plant him
self squarely on the various proposi
tions involved that are of vital Interest
to our taxpayers and our cltliens gen
The regulations which have , been
elaborated with exceeding pains for
the enforcement of the meat inspec
tion law are of the most drastic char
acter and seem to make sure that Its
effect will be real. The system in
volves an official method and record
so detailed and complete as to render
evasion extremely difficult and danger
ous, and accordingly to give assurance
to the consuming public that all meats
and meat products that pass through
Interstate commerce are pure and
These regulations show how Imper
ative it was that the law should pro
vide ample and permanent approprlai
tlona in order to make the reform
verily, effective, for a large force is
necessary to enable the department to
operate such a system. One of its most
striking features is the extent to which
the carrier companies - are in effect
made to co-operate with the govern
ment staff. This results from the pro
visions which highly penalize trans
portation companies that carry or ac
cept for carriage from state to state
meats which have not passed the offi
cial routine preserlbed by the regula
tions. The railroad companies also
thus become perforce a most efficient
check against irregularity or. fraud
whereby the public would be victim
The World-Herald's arraignment of
the republican state committee calls
for amendment because of misdirec
tion. The denunciation of Mr. Petti
John should be withdrawn with an
apology, inasmuch aa he resigned from
the committee some time ago because
of removal from hla district and the
place left vacant lx still unfilled. If
the World-Herald wants to get at the
pass grabbers posing as campaign
managers it might with propriety do a
little house cleaning first within the
sacred confines of the democratic state
committee. . .
It is officially proclaimed that three
baby lions, Just born' in time to be
exhibited at the impending street fair,
have been christened in honor of the
occasion. "Ak," "Bar'; and "Ben." We
take it. however, that there is nothing
to prevent them from ' being re
christened ' immediately after leaving
Omaha In honor of an exhibition at
some other place.
Omaha democrats are entitled to a
credit mark for keeping the notorious
"Jim" Connolly on one of the back
seats assigned to the high privates.
But The Bee will take some of the
credit for sounding the note of warn
ing while the lol democratic organ
kept as dumb as an oyster.
Mayor "Jim" aaya he Is getting out
his lariat for a roundup of the ice
men Just at the close of the heated
season. A. glance at hla, calendar
would show the honorable mayor that
this la the time when he should be
putting In his coal and that the coal
man would give bigger returns for hln
attentions. .
. One Omaha milkman has been con
victed of using short measures on his
customers, but has given notice that
he will appeal to the higher court.
Other milk dealers who may be pursu
ing the same practice will do well to
profit by the example and see that
they use only full measure utensils.
Problem for Laboratory Farmers.
Philadelphia Ledger.
The Illinois Central railroad announces
that It will send a sporlal trala through the
south filled with specialists te lectuie 10 the
farmers on the proper methods of farming.
Pertiapa some of these lecturers will tell
the farmer how to get farm hands who
will work seventeen hours a day for tia a
Hard te Reeeaelle.
Pittsburg Dispatch.
George P. Baer says he cannot see any
sense In the new rate law. Probably not.
The Idea of regulating the divinely ap
pointed managers of railroad property is
a little hard te ' reconcile. '
OaTeedlaar Tradltlens.
New Tork Post.
What virtue can there be in heredity
when the descendants of sea-going ancest
ors on the rugged roast of Mains abuse
and Insult , the government's naval men
because they are Dressed as sailors T
Lare ef the Dollar.
Washington Post.
Hon. Charles Towns has announced that
fie Intends to retire from congress and de
vote himself to making money. Things
have come to a pretty pass when a man
has to leave congress for that purpose.
Overlooking the Porter.
Philadelphia Press.
What does Bryan propose to do with
the sleeping car porters when he puts
through his government ownership scheme?
This Is something that has to be taken
Into account, and the government will
have to buy out the porters as well as the
railroads, which will about double the
price. -
Thlaks We Have KaoasTh Esaplre.
Wall Street Journal.
There Is a well-grounded suspicion that
the revolution In Cuba la promoted, at
least in part, by ' persons who desire to
force the annexation of the Island by
the United States.' It is to be hoped that
the United States will not be forced. We
have all the empire now that we need. Our
magnificent record In regard to Cuba ought
not to be. sullied by any connivance with
annexation schemes. What, for Instance,
would be the effect of our taking Cuba
upon the people of South America? The
fine '' moral Influence for good of EUhu
Boot's trip would be lost. .
Chanee for a Legal Test Passed Cp
- by Railroad.
Philadelphia Press.
The question whether a passenger has the
right to refuse payment of fare for rMIng
In a train In which tie Is unable to get a
seat has been raised In Connecticut under
conditions which ought to have furnished
a more conclusive answer than they did. lix-
Oovernor Chamberlain of Merldan, Conn.;
William H. Ely, a lawyer, of New Haven
and Edward I. Atwater, president of the
Connecticut Business Men's association, re
fused to pay their fare out of New Tork
on a New Tork, New Haven At Hartford
train because they could not obtain seats
on the train. The company's employes de
clined to create a test ease by ejecting the
gentlemen who refused to pay. They al
lowed them to ride free, but the legal de
partment of the company Insists that these
seatless passengers should have paid their
fare.. Consequently no precedent Is estab
lished, and when other seatless passengers,
not at all anxious for a lawsuit, refuse to
pay fare they probably will be ejected.
The law department of the railway fur
nishes this opinion on the attitude of the
gentlemen claiming "no seat, no fare:"
"A common carrier of passengers is bound
to furnish reasonable seating accommoda
tions for - the - average number of pas
sengers carried by It. A passenger has k
right to a "seat. la. a train, but he has not
a right , to a seal, in any particular train.
If he boards a 1 train and finds the seats
are 'exhausted, it. -Is his option to travel
en that trainwMhoat a seat or take the
next train , upon, which he can get . a seat.
If he Insists Upon remaining upon a train
where there, is no seat he must pay his
fare. This contention Is supported by
Baldwin's American railroad law and by
other authorities.!;
It is a pity , that a representative body
of men who are seeking for litigation and
hunting for trouble and who move through
the train with a chip on their shoulder
should not have .their challenge accepted.
It was a fine opportunity for the railroad
to get the ."no seat, no fare" question Into
court under ' conditions which would not
be oppressive 'to . the litigants. But the
gauntlet thrown down was not taken up.
The gentlemen who were ready for a test
case . were allowed to ride free and the
railroad contents itself with saying they
did wrong and humbler individuals will
follow their example at their peril. .
Their Passing; ' aa It Affects
Paclfle Coast. '
Ban Francisco Call.
Among the Indirect benefits to California
Industries arising from the railroad rate
law. It seems likely that our fruit-growers
will be relieved from the oppressive exac
tions of the private car lines and the
system of discriminations and rebates
which have been ' the cause of so many
scandals In this state.
Before the enactment of this law the
private car lines Impudently denied that
they were subject to the Jurisdiction of
the Interstate Commerce commission on
the extraordinary plea that they were not
common carriers. Of course, this attitude
of defiance was Intolerable and one of
the most important provisions of the new
law extends the definition of "common
carriers" to Include express companies,
sleeping car companies and private car
lines for transportation of freight and
makes them subject to the Jurisdiction of
the commission and the provisions of the
law concerning rates and rebates.
The private car lines flourished only be
cause under their plea of exemption they
were permitted to run loose. They were
notorious givers of rebates and preferences.
In central California no shipper of decM
uous fruits could get any favors If he was
outside of the combination organised as
the California fruit distributers. In the
southern part of the state another ring of
shippers had the benefit of the discrimina
tions. The flies of the state commission's
report are filled with voluminous and spe
cific testimony on these matters, but the
commission was powerless to act because
of the legal doubt whether these lines were
Included in the definition of common car
riers. Whenever the railroads were asked why
this branch of their business wss done by
proxy they made the plea that they could
not afford to maintain so many special
cars for refrigerating purpoaea, as they
were In use only during the fruit season.
The plea was obviously false, especially
as applied to California, where fruit of one
kind or another Is shipped every month In
the year. Armour hss admitted that every
refrigerator car realises at the rates he
used to chsrge an average profit of 1100 on
every trip. A round trip for a refrigerator
car Is completed In leas than one month.
The cars cost leas than 11,000 and In steady
service at Armour's rates they pay for
themselves In one year. The plea, of the
railroads that they could not afford to do
this business was nonsense. They admit
as much, now that J he business of giving
rebates has been made dangerous by the
new law. The corporation omctala are not
eager to gq to Jail, aa they certainly will
If they are caught. Therefore. It Is sn
nouacsd that the Union Paclfle last week
opened bids for the construction of COM
refrigerator care to be run over Its system
and the Southern Paelne's. It Is added that
this is only a beginning.
Kaersrr Made Him Power,
Stromsburg Headlight.
In the death of Editor Rosewater Ne
braska mourns the loss of a great man.
Whatever may have been hie shortcomings,
his Indomitable will power and tremendous
energy msde him a power. He wss a
champion of the republican party In Ne
braska, but he had the manhood to stsnd
up for what ha thought was right and
was not particular on whose toes he
tramped, hence he was repeatedly knifed
and turned down, only to rise again In all
hla might to triumph over his enemies. As
editor or The Dally Bee he made this
paper a' power for the development and
upbuilding of Nebraska and Omaha In par
ticular, and In political circles he was ss
often feared as he was admired.
Hla Work RadarlaaT.
McCook Tribune.
The passing of Edward Rosewater re
mores a notable figure from Nebraska
politics, from the newspaper field and from
commercial Nebraska. The Tribune has
no fulsome post mortem encomiums to offer.
Edward Roaewater's work In this state has
been and Is, an enduring one. We would
remember only his. virtue his accomplish
ments and his higher motives and pur
poses. He naturally ranks with Nebraska's
first citlaens and history, true and exact,
will place his name well up at the top
not as the Ideal cltlsen but as one who
performed well his psrt in the development
of this promising young western common
wealth. Nebraska's Tree Frlead.
McCook Republican.
In the death of Editor Rosewater of The
Omaha Bee, Nebraska loses Its greatest
editor and one of Its true friends. During
the best yesrs of his life, through sun
shine and storm, our state's welfare was
ever uppermost In his mind.
Ballt Great Newspaper.
I Orleans Chronicle.
Mr. Rosewater built up a great news
paper and by his unceasing vigilance and
uncompromising Independence made It
feared by the unscrupulous politician In
his own party, as well as the other parties.
Because of fear of The Bee his own party
was often, compelled to sidetrack men whose
success would have been Inimical to the
welfare of the people. The Bee has done
more to free the republican party 'of this
state from.' barnacles than any other
agency. Mr. Rosewater was a born fighter
and Inevitably made many enemies. These
enemies prevented him from realising his
life-long ambition to represent the state
he loved In the upper branch of congress.
Btreanoas, Tsefal Life.
Tork Democrat.
He led a truly strenuous life. He was
a very restless-man, always doing some
thing, always striving for something be
yond, never content with present achieve
ments. His life was a warfare. He had
to keep fighting to be happy. He was not
always right, but he had the courage of
his convictions. Hs lived In the main a
useful life. He contributed to the triumph
of better things In the political affair of
the state. While he was a partisan, at
times he rose above party and stood for a
higher cltlsenahlp. The state of Nebraska
has suffered a distinct loss In the death
or Edward Rosewater, whose place will be
hard to AIL
A . Powerfal Inflaenee.
xChappell Register.
For a' quarter of a century Edward Rose
water haa helped to make Nebraska, his
tory and with his Omaha Bee has been a
powerful influence, not only, In politics,
but in every question coming before the
public." He was an Indefatigable lighter for
any cause he espoused, and while we will
have to accord him honesty jf purpose In
all these matters, yet his decided views
and the frankness and freedom with which
he expressed, them made him many bitter
enemies as well as many staunch friends.
Played the Game.
Battle Creek Enterprise.
Edward Rosewater made The Omaha Bee
and with It the republican party of Ne
braska. In his declining years, when the
creator of this all-powerful creature asked
recognition, he found that he had bullded
too well. But such Is the game, and many
may readily believe that the experience
of . the veteran editor conclusively shows
that wading through muck In the interests
of a commonwealth la profitable only so
far as the problematical reward In the
hereafter Is considered.
ladellble Impress Left.
Fullerton News-Journal.
The announcement of the sudden death
of the great Omaha Bee editor came as
a distinct shock to all Nebraskans. For
thirty-five years Mr. Rosewater had been
prominently Identified with the growth and
development of the great state- he loved
so well. The end came peacefully and
evidently without pain while he slept. A
busy lite has been cloeed and the Impress
thereof indelibly stamped upon the history
of Nebraska. 1
Loss to State.
Western Wave.
In the death of Edward Rosewater few
Nebraakans there are who will not feci a
sense of sorrow. The . state has lost Its
ablest statesman and editor; the United
States a potent political factor and jour
nalist. '
Osio of Nation's Foremost Mea.
Scott's Bluff Republican.
The news of the sudden death of Hon.
Edward Rosewater of Omaha came aa a
great shock to the people of Scott's Bluff.
In the death of Mr. Rosewater Nebraska
has lost one of the foremost men of the
nation. Mr. Rosewater had many friends
and admirers In this county, who join with
those all over the state In mourning his
untimely death.
Will Bo Remembered.
Holbrook Observer.
The sudden and unexpected taking off of
Edward Rosewater removes from the Ne
braska newspaper circle Its most dis
tinguished ntember. The thirty-five years
which he gave to the publication of The
Bee were no Idle years and he leavea that
great paper and Its palatial home as a
monument to. his long recognised ability
land ceaseless perserverence. Us will be
missed and long remembered by the people
of the state.
Malatalaed Flsed Coarse.
Franklin Tribune.
The manner of his deVth was In great
contrast with his busy .and tempealuous
life, for his career In the newpapr life
of Omaha has been marked with bitterest
enmities and spites. Throughout all Mr.
Rosewater maintained a fixed course. In
hla death Omaha loees one or Its land
marks. Aetlve Always for People. -Benedict
The death of Edward Rosewater earns
like a thunder bolt to the people of Tork
county and to the state, and there Is nn
man In the state that will he missed more
than he. Always active In the Interest of
his town, stats and nation, never forgetting
a friend or an enemy, his has been an
active life and always for what hs thought
wss for the beet for the people.
Orsraalaed Mereme.t Ser Legis
lation from Coaareee.
Cincinnati Enquirer.
The subject of postal savings banks, un
der management of the postal authorities
of the United States, recently referred to
at some length In these columns, haa quite
recently made Its appearance In a local
way In a call upon the Cincinnati council
to pass a paper favoring the measure. This
comes from Chicago In the form of a com
munication from "Julius Qoldsler. chair
man of the executive committee of agita
tion for posts! savings banks, office SKI
Chamber of Commerce." Inclosing S pre
amble and resolution which the council Is
asked to pass. No doubt this form Is being
sent to the councils of oil cities -of the
country. This paper recites that "repeats
failures of savings banks. Involving the
small savings of wage earners and others,
have demonstrated the necessity of a sys
tem by which such savings can be made
absolutely secure. This question has been
solved In other countries by the Institu
tion of postal savings hanks, which have
been proven to be effective in encouraging
thrift and economy among the people,"
And then comes the brief resolution that
the Cincinnati council Is requested to pass,
favoring the establishment of postal sav
ing banks In the United States, and urging
upon congress ths speedy enactment of the
necessary laws for that purpose.
All this Is In line with a recent publica
tion In the Enquirer showing that all the
great countries or the world, with the ex
ceptions or Oermany and the United tSatea,
have the system In operation, with results
that seem entirely to Justify It. Practical
bankers may not be found arrayed In
favor of this measure, but the fact re
mains that while hundreds of thousands
of depositors of savings and other banks
In the United States have been cruelly
wronged by bank failures, the United
States Is regarded as an absolutely secure
custodian of funds, as shown by the high
price of its bonds, placing them practically
beyond the reach of those desiring invest
ment. Prominent men In the postal service
of our general government have time and
again urged this measure upon our con
gress with the best of arguments In the
way of theories and facts. In the present
congress a bill has been held over "'to
establish postal savings banka and parcels
post." In the past such bills have died
In committee.. It may be possible that tha
effort now being made to have one passed
may meet with beter reward. The sub
ject Is certainly worthy of serious consid
eration. A large portion of our population
would speedily become depositors in United
States postal savings banks.
Bqaeese of the Steel Trait oa Panama
Ralls. -
Philadelphia Press.
Panama, which has been rich In new
problems for Uncle Bam, has brought up
another one of exceeding Interest. Reduced
to the bare bone, the question Is this:
Shall the United States government pay
more for steel rains than Is paid by any
railroad in this country? For a long time
now the price charged for steel rails has
been 2S a ton for domestlo use. At the
same time American mills have exported
rails at a considerably reduced figure, being
in some instances as low aa 122.
When the bids were opened at Washing
ton last week for the rails required in
Panama it was found that the Steel trust s
subsidiary agent bad submitted the only
bid, and this was for S20.U a ton for rails
delivered at tidewater. As this Is not only
In excess of the price at home, but a goo J
deaU above the price at which foreigners
would supply the rails. It looks as' If the
federal government would have to submit
to a bit of petty extortion or else buy . where
It can do so at the beat advantage.,
The president is clothed with ample au
thority by congress to do ths latter thing
ir he shall wish to. It was clearly fore
seen that If nothing could be bought outside
the United States the trusts would have
the canal builders at their mercy when It
came to procuring materials. The wisdom
of the action of congress has been thor
oughly Justified before this, but the steel
roll Incident will be a stronger proof than
ever that it was sound business policy to
keep the door open. There could be no
safety In the situation If the trusts held
the key. .That la why congress gave It to
President Roosevelt.
In the matter of labor It haa been found
absolutely Imperative not to depend upon
the local supply. The canal must be dug,
but as American workmen cannot be In
duced to go there In sufficient numbers'!!
was necessary to turn elsewhere. The samo
principle will apply to the materials re
quired In construction. Home Industries get
the first chance. They should be satisfied
with that handicap and not endeavor to
force the government to pay higher prices
than are aaked or a private corporation.
A "square deal" doesn't mean that one
party to the game Is to have a pack up
Its sleeve.
There Is to be no Smith reunion In New
Jersey this year. The state is getting too
Mrs. Esther 8. Damon or Plymouth, Vt..
la the only living widow or any revolu
tionary soldier. She Is 8! years old.
Ninety-seven millions of lobsters have
been hatched and liberated In the Atlantic
nrar Portsmouth. And the summer girl
hss returned home.
On his farm at Trenton, S. C, Senator
Ben 'Tillman ha 1.000 peach trees and
'acres" of grape vines; In his garden he
has nearly 100 kinds of roses.
Frsnk B. Knox and Edward Walker.
rural delivery mail clerks in Cincinnati,
are enjoying a vacation. Their wives arc
acting as substitutes during their absence.
Sarah Bernhardt says Pattl Is foolish to
retire Is she can sing at all. "This retiring
business makes me tired," says Bernhardt,
From Every
When It is Pillsbury's "Best" Cereal, there can be no better.
From sa economical standpoint, it is infiuitely better than any of '
the ordinary ready-to-serve cereals, even though a package of
Best Breakfast Food-VITOS
costs IS cents, while the ready prepared kinds coat 10 cents per
package. Read ths reasons why. A paokags of Vlto contains
two full pounds of solid looa, snd snakes you, when serve
12 pounds of delicious pure white food. The ready
cocked dry cereals generally
te the package.
Plllsburr' "Best"
Waue Heart of the
ed. . No secret
common sense
ana quickly
Never sticky
Obliged to Lie With Limbs Higher
Than Head Suffered Untold
Agonies and Could Not Walk
Doctor Said It Was the Worst
Case he Ever Saw.
s r
"I received your letter ask in (r foy
Information about using the Cutirura
Remedies. I used them for txrema.
The doctor said it was the worM rans
he ever saw. It was on both limha,
from the knees to the ankles. Wa
triad everything the doctors knew of,
but the Cutioura Remedies did ths
most good. I was obliged to lie with
my limbs higher than my bead, for ths
rin was so terrible I could not walk,
suffered untold agonies. One lima
wasted away a great deal smaller than
the other, there was so much diwharg
from it. I found the Cutioura Rem
dios very soothing, and I still keep them
fat the bouse, I am very thankful to
say that I am cured, and you can pub
lish this statement if you wish. I found
the Cutkura Remedies all that you say
they are, I hope that you may be
spared many years to ma'.o the Cutirura
Remedies for the benefit of persons suf
fering from the torture of skin diseases,
such as I bad. I remain, yours re
spectfully, Mrs. Golding, Box 8, Ayr,
Canada, June 6, 1905.' ,
"I have) used the Cuticura Soap for
chapped hands, which I had been
troubled with for about three years. I
, suffered intense pain and itching. I
used nearly two cakes of the Cuticura
Soap, and my hands were completely
curea and have never troubled me
sinoa. I also took the Cuticura Resol
vent for the blood at the same time.
I can recommend the Cuticura Rem
. edies to others suffering the same.
Chas. Young, Dsttsville, Ontario, Can
ada, Sept. 29, 1805."
Qiplm Ritarnal aa IsNmal TrMhneat tor mry
Rmr. from PlmplM to Bcrofmla, frm InftM? I A
art. I f Curkarm Scms, Me.. Otnlm'nt, SmTt
, Dr. (la (na ef Cnocolitt OoM4 Pill.. SM. sot -rial
Of SO), M7 t oi til tfrvKftou. A M oSm eita,
rMtr Vrif a Cam. Cera. rial Prop... bo.too. Mm.
asr akUWrm, Bn 10 Can Utaiaf, Seal Uiiaaia
"and I do not mean to retire when I am
78 years old If I am still able to act."
' The Inventor or Volapuk, Prelate Martin
Bchleyer, recently celebrated his seventy
fifth anniversary of his birth in Constance,
where he Is living In retirement. He Is
still at work on hla world language anid
is confident that notwithstanding the grow
ing popularity f Esperanto Volapuk Is to
be the International language of the world.
Clergymen In various cities of Connecti
cut are up In arm because of the an
nouncement that the superior court crim
inal terms will be opened at Hartford with
out prayer. There Is no statute authoris
ing the payment of clergymen for onrermg
prayer at the opening of any court In the
state and therefore the Judges hava de
cided that tha custom, which has been In
existence since the establishment of Con
necticut courts, may as well be abandoned
"Do you think that people will ever be
able to secure a perfectly stlsfsctory gov
ernment T" ' '
"I doubt It," ssld Senator -Sorghum.
"History shows that no government has
keen perfectly satisfactory to more than
one person at a time and he was the one
who happened to be the boss." Washing
ton Star. . , ' . . .
"When Frank kissed me last nfght I
screamed. for help."
"Were you afraid he would get away?"
Milwaukee SentlneL
He (excitedly) I tell you the handsome
dress, that millionaire's wife Is wosrlng
was psld for by blood money.
She (calmly) Ah! That accounts for all
the gore in the skirt. Baltimore Ameri
can. .
Teacher Why did Hannibal cross the
New Pupil flame reason the hen had fur
crosln' the road. Tou can't fool me with
no conundrums." Chicago Tribune,
Manager Tou say you supported Sothern
and Booth and Barrett?
Applicant Yes, for several seasons.
Manager And what did you do the rest
of the timer
Applicant Tried to support myself.
Cleveland Plain Dealer. . , . , . j
"Know anything about golf f" j , r
"Not much. WhyT"
"What's a bunker, do you know?"
'I suppose It's one of those cranks that
simply live and sleep on the links." The
Catholic Standard and Tlmee. ...
Josephine Daakam In T. P.'s Weekly.
As soon ss the Are burns red and low.
And the house upstairs Is still.
She sings me a queer little sleepy song
Of sheep that go over the hill.
The good little sheep run quick and soft.
Their colors are gray and white;
They follow their leader nose to tall,
Vot they must be home by night.
And one flips over, and one comes next,
And one r"n a'ter behind;
The gray one's nose at the white one's talk
The top of the hill they find.
And when they get to the top of the hill
They quietly slip away.
But one runs over and one cornea next
Their colors are white and gray.
Ar.d over they go and over they go.
And over the top of the hill
The good little sheep run quirk and soft.
And the house upstairs Is still.
And one slips over and one comes next.
The good little, gray little sheep!
( watch how the Are bums red and low,
. And she says-that I faU asleep.
Point of VJew
contain from 0 to IS ounces
Breakfast Pood is tha
Wheat Kernel startl
process. Just a
food. Easily .
or lumpy.