Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 20, 1906, Page 4, Image 4
TIIE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20,- 190G. Tiir Omaiia Daily Bee. - POVNDED BT EDWARD HOSE WATER, VIOTOft BOBEWATKR. EDITOR. 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 DELIVKRKD BT CARRIER. 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. .., OFFICES. 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. CORRESPONDENCE. Communications relating to news and edi torial matter should be addressed: Omaha Bee, Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. 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. TUB BEE PUBLJSHINCI COMPANY. STATEMENT OP CIRCULATION. 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 ioiiows: 1 81,850 I.; 81,600 it 31300 II 81.840 ai.seo v it.... . , 30.S60 .. 31,140 . . 31,850 .. 33,840 4. 32,000 , to. .. ., 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 tl It 11 . . 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 .873,600 . 8,148 la ,81,839 II 8M80 Total . ,Y.; Less unsold copies Nat total sales 364,468 Daily average u. 31,111 GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK. Treasurer. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to before ma this list day of August, HOI. (Seal.) M. B. HUNOATE, Notary Public. WHEN OCT OF TOWH. 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 situation. 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 -- tAXUr.hT FOR TRASS PO RTATtQX- 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. . TAfTAKD TVNSTON. 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. THE FRIUART ELECTION. 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 erally. MEAT INSPECTION REGULATIONS. 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 wholesome. 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 ized. 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 month. 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. . "no 8 BAT, HO FAHK" lESTIO. 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. . PRIVATE CAR LINKS. Their Passing; ' aa It Affects Paclfle Coast. ' Ban Francisco Call. the 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. If MEMOR1AM. 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 News. 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. , POSTAL SAVINGS BANK. 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. A CASE FOR THE PRESIDENT. 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. : PERSONAL NOTES. There Is to be no Smith reunion In New Jersey this year. The state is getting too small. 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, 66 EErST 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 ask grocer. ECONOMY W QCALTV L MB WASTED E 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. ANOTHER WONDERFUL CURE BY CUTICURA 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.' , CORED OF CHAPPED HANDS "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 PERTJHEPTT PLEASANTRIES. "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 Alps? 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. ... THE SLEEPY SOXQ. " 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. TfStoruof iAW)fte 9 Htart Point of VJew contain from 0 to IS ounces Breakfast Pood is tha Wheat Kernel startl process. Just a food. Easily . prepared. or lumpy. your WITH MA !