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WNKH OCT or TOWS,
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Next Thursday. October 18. la the
first day of rtglatratlon In Omaha and
South Omaha. Mark tt down.
Governor Magooa probably feela that
It is better to hare no cabinet than to
send another body ol Cubana on the
Having gotten a taste of the fran
chise feast, tome of the members of
the new democratic , council do not
want to stop. ' , ,
The Croker libel suit has been set
tled out of court, showing that British
publishers do not fully appreciate the
advertising possibilities of a law suit.
The objection of General Wood to a
redaction of forrea In the Phltlpptnea
leads to the belief that "sitting on the
lid". In the Moro country la no sine
cure. The statement that the cardinals
prefer a atatesman to a saint, aa the
successor of the present pope may be
only a gentle auggeatton to the preaent
pontiff. '. -
Now that It has been decided that
the Cubana shall pay. the cost of Amer
ican occupation,' the taxpayers of the
Island may realise the enormity of
Russian seal guarda seem to be
avenging upon Japanese poachers the
result of the war, .and I'ncle Sam H
probably willing to reeognlse thla
phaae of .the "yellow peril."
Bakers tn one district in France
have gone on a strike to enforce a
national law. It would bfe Intereatlug
to see how a. Judge could Issue an In
Junction Jn tuch a case aa thla.
Young Trtace von Hohenlohe la not
the first waa to loao a Job because he
Vubllshed state eecret, but thta fact
may not reconcile htm to the losa of
the salary unless Ms book sells well
The Cuban who discovered that his
fellow cltiiens lack a clear conception
of the meaning of liberty may have
fully analysed the preaent altuallou.
but he has net rendered It any more
The fact that an employe of au oil
company In the Ohio hearing asked
Immunity before testifying l conclu
Ive pro"t that at leaat one man waa
act considering the law when earning
hla salary. '
Reports from Warsaw iudlcate that
Polish tevolutioaists have found dvaa-
mtt. more noUy than effective In war-
fare on Russian afftclala The report
that arma are being smuggled across
the border may foreshadow more civil
That factional fight la Iowa cannot
be aa bitter, aa reports would Indicate,
sine Governor Cam tutus entered ao
4te4 whea he was Joined ia the
same laudatory remarks with Secre
tary Shaw by Vice President Fair
banks at Waterloo.
Candidate V. a. Thompson Is
quoted as declaring that he Is greatly
eacauraged at the prospects of demo
cratlc eiKvva. Candidate Thompaoa
taid the same thing whea he was rwn
atsg tor attorney general, and agala
' whaa he was running for loagress. aud
agala when he s ruaalng for. gov
ernor, and a gat a whea he was ruaaiag
Statea senator but la
was dismally dlsap-
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' It It becoming plainer every day that
'in leaning acmoeratn 01 inn country
I arc utterly at sra a regards an Issue
I n the nresent inn sessional camt.nitn
am! Hh. roughly at variance with on
mother. Thia la, perhaps, moat strlk-
Inc on ( hn slngl.
point which Clonel
rtryan aonftht on hla return
abroad to make paramount na
thi g, lvrrnment owneirhlp of rallr
ip or railroads.
-o mvner Find
Cartel Bryan ex-
i rrsaed hla conviction that all attempt
At raltl'iia il rat r a illation la futile to I
i abate the crying abuaea of dlarrlmlna- j
lion and extortion and In favor of no-
qulnltlon of trunk llnea by the federal
government and f branchea and feed-
rn hv Ihp aint irnvernmenta than a
ahower of proteata came from all eldea,
and eapwlally from the democratic
rtrongholda of the aouth. John Sharp
VViniama, who la the duly accredited
minority leader In the house, waa out
apoken agalnat anything In the nature
of federal ownership and no doubt
voiced the aentlmenta of a large ma
jority of hla democratic aaaoclatea tn
the bulls Of congress.
And now cornea Governor Folk of
Missouri, not only repudiating the
Rryan doctrine, but advocating a attll
further extension of federal regula
tion and supervision by the establleh-
men! of a government bureau specially
rharced with checking bualnesa and
particularly the accounting of Inter
atate railroads after the fashion that
national bnnka are made subject to the
comptroller of the currency and hla
corpa of national bank examiners.
There la some merit In the Folk propo
sition, but It la safe to nay that It will
find Ita chief obstruction In the ex
treme states' rlRhta Ideaa still har
bored by democratic statesmen who
have not yet reconciled themselves
even to the exercise of federal powers
In the establishment of the national
Another element of democratic dis
cord may be found in the refusal of
John Sharp Williams to accept Hearst
aa the democratic atandardbearer In
New York and to apeak for htm
there, notwithstanding Colonel Bryan's
prompt acquiescence In the absorption
of the New York democrscy by the
Hearst political anaconda. Among
other reasons for Williams' antagon
ism to Hearst Is the charge that the
latter represents still a different view
of the railway rate question and when
the regulation bills were up In con
gress refused to stand with the action
of the democratic caucus.
8eldom If ever have the democratic
leaders gone Into a campaign with so
little agreement upon the vital ques
tions aa in the present congressional
contest. They are united neither on
a program of construction nor on a
program of negation, but are simply
putting out feelers In all directions in
hope of touching a popular chord
somewhere by mere chance.
THK PRICK OF SILVKA.
Silver haa Just reached the highest
price tn the world's market since 1896.
The decline since 1871. when the price
waa 1SS.5 cents an ounce, was prac
tically continuous till In 1903 It
reached 43. S cents, the lowest on
record, but a steady rise since then has
brought It up to 63.3 cents, which
Is a little more than one-half the rat
ing at the moment of the so-called
"crime," a full generation ago.
It Is worth noting that the Impor
tant net advance of 20 centa an ounce
within the laat three years haa been In
the face of atlver deMtandardiiatlon
In Mexico, Japan and a half doxen
other smaller countries. At the same
time, too, silver production hss been
actually Increasing, so that contrary
to the teaching of certain philosophers
not long ago very valuable In the land,
we have appreciation alongside of
abundance. The accepted explanation,
however, la the commonsenM one of
increasing use of silver In a period of
generally rising prices for purposes of
frscitonsl currency and especially for
manufacture and In the arts, due to
the extremely low prices that bavo
But In thla country at leaat, where
silver waa recently the topic of nut
versa 1 Interest, the people are now
so preoccupied with mors Important
concerns that so great a fluctuation of
price attracts hardly passing notice.
SCBTRKASVRY VS. CKSTRAL' BASK. .
The conifuon-eense view expressed by
Secretary Shaw ia hla address at
Louisville, Ky.. that the subtreasury
system hsd better be accepted aa the
settled policy of the country, seems to
have been pvt forward at thia time aa
an answer to the elaborate-arguments
before recent bankers' associations at
Baltimore and other eastern cities tn
favor of the adoption of a great cen
tral bank like those of France and
Germany, Including asset notes and
branch banks. Whatever may be said
l Uhlf of lhe cBtr1 ban r,e,a
as developed under European condi
tions, the fact remains that public
sentiment Is overwhelmingly opposed
to Its adoption here. '
Kor ptvsent purposes It Is hardly to
the point to Insist that this sentiment
represents mere prejudice, which at
hast Is Ingrained, Intense and domi
nant, because ours Is a popular govern
ment, and there haa been no shadow
of turning from the subtreasury sys
tem since it establishment la .
Moreover, expert opinio a Is by ao
means agreed la favor of substitution
of a central' bank tor the aahtreasary.
' even If It could be made, but is dl-
lIcd oa the general principle In
volved. There Is even leas agreesseat
when it cooes to applying- the prin
ciple, aa has beea forcibly Illustrated
by the divergvat and conflicting plana
': that have been submitted before receat
tjk association aneaUaga. While
uaay favored the central bank, there
were atnoet as many plana aa pra
pooents. no two of them embracing
the same featurea. It Is perfectly
useless to press the central bank Idea
until Ita champions can agree on a
definite form, but Bitch agreement
aeema almost aa hopeless as Its subse
quent embodiment In law.
There are undeniable defecla In the
working of the aubtreasury, one of the
chief of which la the periodic Im
pounding of large amounts of currency
at the very flroee when It is most are prolific In plans for new buildings
needed In business, to remedy which i to be erected by legislative approprla
requlrea Interference by the secretary tlon out of the stnte treasury for the
of the treasury. But a central bank
Involves equal discretionary powers, !
which, however, would not be subject j
to the legal responsibility and- re-1
stralnis which safeguard against abuse I
by the government. Our people are
set In the way of thinking which leads
I hem to trust such vast powers
to the nations! government rather
than to any Independent, banking
authority. It la conceded that our
system Is susceptible of Improvement
and fluancicra will be more fruitfully
employed In directing their attention
In that direction.
v OAK Tt:LKPIHyK H Tit er
With the mayor'a signature attached
to the franchise ordinance, the ques
tion Is put up to the people of Omaha
whether they want one telephone sys
tem or two. By ratifying the ordi
nance granting the proposed franchise
for an Independent company they
would answer this question affirma
tively by rejecting the franchise they
would answer It negatively.
Much Is to be said on both sides of
this question. It Is undeniable that
there are advantages and disadvan
tages to a dual telephone system, just
as there are advantages and disadvan
tages to the present single telephone
system. The question resolves Itself
Into which offers the grestest ntf't ben
efits to the community.
It will be universally conceded that
the franchise ordinance as tt will be
submitted is greatly Improved from
what it was when first presented to the
council, and In Its most essential fea
ture this Improvement haa been
brought about by The Bee. The term
of the proposed franchise has been re
duced from fifty years, as originally
asked, to twenty-five years In other
words, the concession Is only half what
waa at first demanded. In some other
respects, too, the franchise has been
modified for the protection of the pub
lic, from what was originally contem
plated. On the other aide it is equally un
deniable that the experience of other
cities where dual systems prevail has
not been entirely satisfactory. The
fact Is that great diversity of opinion
exists In these cities as to whether the
gains of the double system offset the
The Bee is quite willing that, the
people of Omaha should decide this
question for themselves, provided only
that tbey decide tt Intelligently and
with full realisation of what they are
doing. They should understand the
merits snd demerits of two telephones
as against one, and we will try. to as
sist them from time to time by a fair
presentation of the various points In
In the present excitable state of the
public mind slmost sny suggestion of
new devices to track criminals receives
quick endorsement, without thought
ss to consequences. The proposed In
troduction of bloodhounds as an auxil
iary to our police facilities will at
least bear Investigation. The Lincoln
Journal, for example, gives us the
benefit of Lincoln's experience ss fol
lows: The police of Oniaha have bn banVd
by one of the worst murders ver ccm
mltled In that city and now talk sllbly of
kevpins bloodhounds and eutomcbtlrs with
which they expect to run down every crim
inal that appears, immediately follow Ins
the worst murder ever committed In I.'n
coln bloodhounds were on the a.ene and
they worked under circumstances that were
as favors bis as can ever be obtained In a
city. yt their aervtces were worthless and
the murderer haa never been convicted.
The bloodhound cure at any rate la
no Infallible remedy for lawless deeda
The treacheroua Willlama Is trying
to explain and defend the record of in
competency which he made as county
judge In Fierce county, although with
very poor success. The real reason
why Willlama ahould be defeated for
railway commissioner Is that he Is nn-
trustworthy and unprincipled and
, , ,
ougui nil u i ui iii a iwBiiiia wuerv
he could sell out the most vital Inter
eats of the people to the rich and pow
erful railroad corporations. If Wil
liams' record as county Judge were ab
solutely unimpeachable, his Benedict
Arnold performance at the last state
convention. In which he betrayed his
constituents for the price of a place on ,
the republican ticket. Should forfeit
him the votes Of every Cltlxen of Ne-
braska who seta patriotism above par-
A brother or Pat Crowe has been
acquitted Si Chicago after a trial on
the charge of jury bribing. On second
thought the Hon. Joseph Crow should
apply to the Hon. Steve Crowe Instead
Of to the Hon. Pat Crowe for Informa-
tion that would be of use to him, now
that the former Omaha postmaster s
case has been remanded, and another
Jury will look Into the question
whether he unduly Influtnced the fed-
eral graad Jury by the diatiibuttoa of
irrw ri'; tc.
In UylBg to arrive at the cause
which have contributed to the recent
outbreak of lawiessaeas la Omaha.
, . . , . ... .
rvviw guww a aa v v w sa a aav saa U4
age dose by the sensational local yel
low Journals which feed their readers
day la aad day out with tempting ac
counts of criminal exploit. Taeee
papers have been lojectlsg a steady
flow of Police Gazette poison Into the
minds of depraved and reckless per
aona, eTen Into the homes f reapecta
ble and law-abiding people, and thua
undermining the morale of the com
munity In a greater degree than
any other one agency. The yellow
Journals anpply the text booka for the
arhool of crime.
Air eaatle artlata down at Lincoln
accommodation of the state library.
the supreme court, or any other siato
offlcera willing to occupy them. Our
Lincoln friends must, fear that unless
they nail the state house down with a
few more golden spikes some enter
prising Nebraska town near the center
of the state may wrest the cnpltol away
Now that the base ball champion
ship h.is been settled, the conscien
tious American citlxen may find time
for affairs of secondary Importance,
Including the election of state officers
4 Snrplna for Kaperleaee.
Ft. Louis Republic.
Cutis Iihji tiB.noo.ono In Its treasury.
That Is shout enmiRh to pay for Its pres.
ent tuition In the school of experience.
Maaoon'a Tronhlea to Tome.
Mr. Tsft lost none of his popularity In
rubs, but it Is doubtful If Mr. Miuroon
will fnre so well when the Cuban patriots
dlpcover that he will not have offices
enough to go around.
Oeaesla of the Pearl.
Not necessity but sorrow Is the mother
of Invention. How little we know when we
suffer what will be lh outcome of our
grief! YV"hnt Is th pearl but the tear-drop
of a despondent clnmT
Pie aa a Peaeemaker.
Amnesty Is all very well as far as tt
aroea, hut the Cuban Insurgent generals
and pretty nearly every Insurgent is a
general will insist on offices as a condi
tion precedent to being pacified.
Dlrlaloa of Cuban Spoils.
tt Is now said that of the more than
IW.OOrt.OOO which the Cuban congress Ap
propriated for the settlement of the army
claims very little ever reached the men
who had fought for Cuba. The warrant
were cashed by the recipients at a great
discount, aa mlg-ht have been expected of
poor men out of money and out of work.
A large proportion of these documents
passed Into the hands of speculators who
had labored for Cuba tn their private
offlcee all through the Insurrection. Reve
lations following a recent failure In New
Tork throw nnirh lurht on the difference
between those who fought and those who
I'M I FORM FREIGHT 8CIIRDII.ES.
Simplicity Can Be Had If the Maa
aates Dealre It.
President A. B. Ptlckney of the Chicago
Great Western road Is performing a valu
able public service In urging upon ,the In
terstate Commerce commission the require
ment from railroads of short nnd simple
schedules of rates which any shipper can
read for himself Srtd understsnd. He has
led the wsy In preparing for submission to
the Minnesota Mate railroad commission a
quarto leaflet of seven pages which con
tains the rates for all clasps of merchan
dise for all points lit Minnesota on hla rail
road system this taking the place of over
13A schedules and amendments now on file
with the commission. A copy of the book
let has been sent to this office and It evi
dently bears out Mr. Stlckney'e claim of
being Just as comprehensive as the old
schedules, which required an expert to ex
plain, vaetly more concise, and at the same
time understandable by anyone. Obviously,
however, there Is here Involved somrwhat
of an abandonment of the common method
of rate-mskint; on the basis of charg'ne;
whst the trsfltc wilt bear In every case
creating a "heterogeneous mass of dis
criminations" which constituted the chief
round upon which s Chicago university
prefe-r rested his opposition to govern
ment control of rates. Mr. Silckney dees
not heHere In that sort of rate-making: hf
believea In rates buitt up on some principle
or mle. and In order. He Is ato one of
tbe inot pulillc-snlrlted of our rstlrnad
i pen nod Is able and evidently willing tr
: aive the Interstate emmllon invaluable
. counsel on difficult questions.
VKBStfKt PWF.SS COVIwF.1T.
Rloomtnrton Advocate- The democratic
nominee for gvemr mav not be a rail
road man but w notice the rallrmds
are not flrhtlng him. while they are leav
ing no stone ntnmed to defeat the re
Hchuyler Frr l.anee find.: There ae
two men on the republican state ticket a
voter of that persuasion can vote for with
plfNtture. and one la Teorge I Fhcldoa for
governor and the oter Robert Oowell for
Tekamah .hmrnnl: The Omaha Bee and
i h t Uicr
l ""on one thing. Foth are trying to bent
YVMltama rf Pierre courtv for railroad
commissioner. It brains to look a though
a good democrat might be preferable to
BliUr Pilot: The nomination of Williams
of Pteve county for railroad commissioner
was a great mistake. The fact that
William played traitor In the republican
stae cenvem'en end went bark on his
I Instructions la of Itself suffldent to warn
republicans against trusting him. That
j others did likewise 1 a miserable d. fenae
Wlnaid Trll.umv We object to having
i 'he maa from Pierce who sold Roeewater
,m' whose Initials are J. A., called
, Jack Aa Williams tor several reason
! One la that every J.-k ha a friend sonar.
; ti thi Willi rtxs aeems to be
entirety forgotten. Another reason le-Kut
' wh" continue the painful subject? it
,ry " '""T' ,h' ,ou' t"",or
i H,'.b: T';' T n 1"""
; 'hat if the I nion Pa.-lne and Bur1inro
j ,n.4 , make the strike In the direction
j of reinstating their roads tn a measure
t ln public favor in Nebraska thev woukl
! "Z'lT,' '"J"!
; tax tie's and forthwith pay their back
, Irt, hk Ttus l ait very
j true. Hut will they do it? Nttwu:y. The
i railroad r.cv admit of oeuiwr urreiKW.
i concession nor rompronuae. To do eitt-er
would am an acceptance of the people
j policy, winch stand f.r reguiattfla of
ntf. ble taiattoa and a svtet of
J control akK-n will r thoea corporation
I ' of mastery. As a "safe and
i Sana Puainea propoaiuna any nual
avaa ta tike rirramstanoes with a like uwr
woukl concede saaiethlng aad seek safey
tn remprorataa. But some form of mad
aea has apparently senwd' vson tha cue.
peretKta captain, which raa ba relieved
sabr ar aneaes af the segal strait Jacket
tttae by a com pet eat coart ef laat raan rt
total) ABOIT IKW A Ott K.
Ripples aa (he arreat at I I fa la lhe
, Met repot l.
"Ambrose Boulevard" I what the
marines caJI the new Ambrose eh.itinfl
abort cut through New York bay, which
the government la dredging. A writer In
th Teclinicnl World Miigaaln snys It will
ba a veritable lima of tight, which will icad
the big thirty-seven-foot draft ocean grey
hounds Into the harbor of the M'trolis.
In 1MT, the ovean-t raveling stranger Hp
proHchtng New York at night will bo
treated to a scene of benuty at mice strik
ing and startling a pIMure wlili h will re
quire but littin Imagination tn pUre It
among the kaleidoscopic eye-feiisia of the
"Arabian Night" or Bellamy's dream of
"l,okliig Bttckwiird." Io will pee a blight
boulevard formed by red lantern buo
and flanked by the harmonious Illumination
of Coiiey Island. Mnnhattnn, and other
beaches on the right, whll to the left an
endless stream of lights show the vessels
pussing between ths observer and the row
of white lanterns standing out In bold re
lief from the contrasting gloom at Snndy
Hook or the fltaten Island shore.
The main ship channel now being used
by most vessels at the great gateway of
America, Is so narrow and tortuous thnt
with varying currents It is a difficult task
for even the most expert pilots to guide
their floating charges through In safety,
particularly at night. In addition to the
dangerous turnings of the old route, tho
channel is only thirty feet deep, and the
new Cunardera now being build will draw
thirty-seven and ene-hnJr feet, so that It
would be impossible for them to enter New
York'a harbor unless this new way, which
will be forty feet deep, waa provided for
them. Thua in making this new path, the
government Is only relieving a very press
ing obligation to marina Interests and ths
country st large.
"Don't talk to me about moonshlnlng in
Kentucky," sold the Internal revenues
agent, quoted by the New Tork Bun.
"There's more moonshlnlng going on all
the time In little old New York than could
bo done In ten Kentucky, In the crowded
sections of the east ajid west sidee stills
spring up right along and for a while con
duct a nourishing business In the low-grade.
whisky they manufacture.'
"You see. It doesn't take much trouble to
equip a stilt with corn and yenat and start
In tn make the mash which is finally turned
out aa a pretty poor sort of whisky. The
great difficulty is In getting rid of the
peculiar smoke and. odor from the stills
without exciting suspicion. This Is usually
attempted by runlng the still In connection
with a dye-shop or some other chemical
enterprise aa a blind. We keep watch on
all such establishments and have the town
well covered by sharp-eyed snd sharp
nosed agent besides.
"We are constantly arresting these small
moonshiners and sending them to jail. But
enough spring up In their places for you to
aay with safety that, aa I say, there's more
moonshlnlng going on In New . Tork City
right along than there could be In ten
'TIs a true saying that the folks in New
Tork do not even know their next door
neighbors. One might die here and the
other flat dwellers In the same house would
be none the wiser. No crape 1 hung
on the outer doors of the apartment houses
when one of the occupants has crossed
the great divide, because It would be dis
turbing to the other tenants. And so
there are parts of the town which you may
traverse and never see a crape. People
die here, but It Is no longer the custom
to place the crape qn the outer door. In
some parts of town. In houses of many
tenants, where It Is desired and where
tt Is sanctioned by cuatom, undertakers
place a bit of crape at the outer door, in
such cases tying a black ribbon to the boll
pull or to the name plate of the family tn
which, the death has occurred within; but
In the many fine modern apartment housea
It la not the custom. The black Insignia
of death la still used In the old way In varl-
oua parts of tho . city given to private
dwelling houses; but here, too, the custom
Is beginning haa. In fact, begun, to fall
Into disuse. Flowers with the crape or
flowers alone may be seen on such houses
and there are fine avenues and streets In
which mv uuiwim aispiay or any aeaui
T-iu imt-,11 niiBirirr linn mrn largely i not
wholly given up. They know, and their
friends know; and why should they make
their grief public?
During the automobile races on Staten
Island In 1ST a big car, flvlng at a speed
of 1i miles an hour, swerved and ran
through a crowd of spectators, killing
several of them and Injuring many more.
The races were held under a srecial ordi-
nance permitting the contest. Ml-s Ixiutse
Johnson, who waa one of the Injured, sued
the city and secured a verdict for P.
da mac. The court of appeals ha set
asldo this verdict. The court holds that,
while th ordinance permitted the races to
be held. It did not authorise the contest
ante to exceed the legal rate of speed, and
that Mlaa Johnson, by her presence, con
tributed to the violation of the lsw. Thla
decision may aave the city many thousands
of dollars' damage tn the rases resulting
from the disastrous explosion of fireworks
... ., . ".,. ' ,r
w th which Co:igreasman lam R. Hearst
was celebrating his election four year ago. I
It may also apply to the case of Injule I Jam" 3 11111 ,he ri,road magnate, will
received during the Vanderbllt cup race ; """d ,he xown of Bt James, on Gray
on I xing Island. j bav. Washington, sixteen miles above th
j month of the Columbia, and will create an
The gigantic smokestack of a manufac- ! oc"n P,nl tor nl North Bnk railroad,
lory that forms part of the ky line serv.a . believes this wlU ultimately become
a double purpose: It not onty performs the1r'S pr ,h 100X1 Important ports en the
function Intended bv Ita builders, hut ta ractflc coast. He Is said to have selected
used as a weather prophet br traveler
across the East river. Constantly there
Issues from Its throat a broad hand of
smoke and vapor which is exceedingly
sensitive to each change In th direction
of the wind. As the upper currents veer
It veer, and the weatherwtse commuters
who make frequent trips across the river
cast an anxious ev toward the smoke
stack as soon aa It romea into view and
straightway make their atmospherical prog
nostications for the next twenty-four hours.
Messenger bov in the financial district 1
of New York went on a strike for ?H rents !
a message Instead ot t rents. Their leader
like some other labor leaders recognises
the sensitiveness of the political Interests
to busines disturbance on the eve of an
election. Blackte Nolan, strike leader,
climbed on board of a garbage en and.
haranguing hia followers, said: "I choose
is time, fellera. fer de strike because 'lec
tion is romln' and nobody dast toln us
down while runnln' fer office. " He haa the
making of a district leader tn him.
They are making shoddy leather in New
York City now. !t i worse than short ly j
wool. They buy up all the old boot and
hoea and throw trem into a machine. '
which grind them Into a coarse powd.r. 1
This powder the man. who Is entitled to a
medal mad from his own product, mixes
with about per cent of melted India
rubber and tbe mixtur ia pressed out thin
under hug rollers applylrg a pressure of j
laiss) pound to the aquare foot. Tt.e cons-
position U colored afterward and put on tbe j
Talaabla Miata frasa t aba.
Taft has infomd the Cubans that th
I'nited States will withdraw il officials
from tha laUad when tbe people aaea
there raa hold a fair election. A soon
as the Cubaas succeed la douig that thwy
wlU be ousU4ed to give sons v-alaabis
fcmts to t& people wh tesafctt carta ia
aswuoc of tbte country.
COR dependable service the Gordon Russian
Pony Skin Automobile Coat has found in
stant favor. Not at all heavy, the nature of the
fur and the short hide both aid ifTgiving immu
nity from intense cold, while the fur is impervious
to snow or rain.
In a garment of this kind much depends
upon the way it is put together. "The Gordon.
Way" is your surety that your garment is:put
together as it should be.
DKMOCRACT I CHl'BCHES.
Ignincant Appeal from the Will of a
The growth of the democratic idea in
the churchea was well Illustrated In the
recent Methodist conference, when one of I
the charges refused to receive the appointee
of the bishop and secured
a change It
, in i
i an Ml-juuged
lop to Impose
nd that It had
might be said that thia waa
effort on the part of a bishop
his will upon a community and
no significance with reference to the
general system, but If one church could
successfully oppose Ita strength against
ths bishop on any account. It must be taken
as of some significance. The fact la. the
btehop'a nomination waa withdrawn by
having the presiding elder arrange an ex
change. Thla saved the dignity of the
bishop, but did not give the bishop's ap
pointee the placa to which he waa desig
nated. Tho democratic Idea in the Methodist
church Is not opposed to the bishop system
necessarily, but it seems to have established
tha fact that the will of the bishop can be
appealed from, and this without sac r. (Ice
of church standing. This Is the point The
laws of the church which the lawa of tha i
land will not interfere with, give the pre- !
siding elder, representing the bishop, power
to forcibly open a church which has been
closed agnlnst a pastor, but It ia a power
which Is not Invoked. It is, like the
king's prerogative, a part of the lumber of
monarchy, dusty and disused.
A man running for congresa tn New
York baa adopted the cow aa an emblem.
Wants the farmer vote snd knows which
side of bis bread la buttered. . '
Young Roosevelt Is In Washington,
wheie, it la bellevbd, he will receive ad-
j vice that will lend to the grand Jury ad
monition the aspect of mildness.
Just aa the campaign Is warming up in ,
New York comes the report that the chest- '.
nut crop Is threatened with aome infectious
disease. Probably the voters are catch
When Alton B. Parker went to register
In New York, he failed to enroll himself as
a democrat. Perhapa he did not know
whether he waa one. Thousands of peo
ple were equally uncertain two years ago.
A Michigan woman, by way of experi
ment, accumulated four husbands without
going to the bother of divorcing any ot
them. Women are so scarce In certain sec
tions of the peninsula that the fair ones
i re tempted to scatter their affections.
By the terms of the will of
James A. Garland of Newport. R.
the death of hia family hia large estate is
to go to Harvard university, to be made
a perpetual fund, the Income of which is
to be used for the aid of deserving stu
Daniel Tarbox Jewett. a former Vnlted
States senator from - Missouri, who ha
i Just died at the age of In St. Louis. ,
In the early part of hia law practice in ,
bl uouia frequently
i . . , . , . ,
I IJncoln and Invariably came out vic-
the name of St.
name Is James.
James because his own
Where art you goin$
mm - m us lwhie aw -.--- -j v - - -
AH This Week
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Freeh Oyster packed ia cans direct from tbe shell retaining, all
lb drtigtitfal urcajt flato li4ing-nihlna; Lbrat from aay other oys
ters yon raa bur away froaa the ara roawat. Come la aad taste oyster
that AHK oysters. Titers is certainly a treat la tbia store for yosi
r'RKK absolutely KKKK.
COURTNEY (Si CO.
17th and Douglas Streets.
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FI.AtHFS OP Fl V
"A new play Just produced his s star
rooster In the cast."
"I suppose for the purpose of spurring
on the other actors when they go on a
barnstorming tour." Baltimore American.
"Do you really believe." asked the un-
1 srupulous hlslness man. "that honesty i
I h.t.1 IwtlifV? . ..
i "1 believe," replied the Rev. Mr. (iornl- I
ley- "that It is the very best eternal flie
,n8Uranc(. pollcy."-rhllndrJis .I'ress. j
Jenk You've Jjeen giving , BorroughB t.
nrnre money, haven t vouT
Markley Why do you say "giving?"
Jenk Oh. I urP"o he' considers U
merely a loan. What security did you
Marklev Well, he gave ine a mortgage
on one of hla castles In the alr.r-phlla-
I delphla Ledger
The Nonh were having a quarrel.
"I could have made a much better
match," she pouted. .
"Yea," ha returned, throwing out hia
chest, "but not an ark light."
Aa she failed to laugh lie was convinced
she had no aense of humor. New York
"I can't use all this stuff." said the city
editor. Irritably, a he glanced over the
forty or fifty pages of manuscript the re
porter had handed in. "I told yo.i all I
wanted waa the story In a nutshell."
"Ye. lr." responded the reporter,
"that'a what that Is the story in a covoa
nut ahell." Chicago Tribune.
Mrs Ja whack Fine chance you'd eund
of getting married again if I'd die! ,
Mr. Jawback If 1 ever do marry agnln
I'll get a woman who Is a deaf mute!
Mrs Jawback Huhl You'll have to gl
one that'a blind, too, or. you'll never, get
any! Philadelphia Press.
"He's light on his feet when ha s dan
cing." "Yea. And I've seen htm Might on his
head." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
At this stage of th conversation the
host produced a decanter and a small
glass, v - ' - . :--.:'
"l don't know whether you drink or no:,
Mr. Humphreys," he said, "but I am com
pelled to take a' little for my chllla."
"Why. no, Albert." said hla wife, "you
know you had your chill yesterday, ion
woke up with a fever this morning."
"That a so, Maria. 1 am taking it to
day, Mr. Humphreya, for my fever." Chi
You count them a an idle class.
You call them of the leewr br-ed.
Who 'mid your roaring Interests pass
With none to give ttteni hint or heed.
But dreamers, dreaming a they go,
Thev are the first the pioneer;
They 'plant the seeds that awell and grow
Into the grandeur of the years.
They are the salt of earth, in fact.
The dream Is father ot the act!
t'tllity. with giant hand. -
I Lays hold of substance with its might
A new force trembles through tne laud.
A new creation springs to ugnt.
out imi. . a, nir umiiH-i u i r . .
And whst utility hath wrought
Through all the tid.s of time but stre mi
From out the dreamer's busy thought.
The builder builds, the dreamer lays
The broad foundations of the day. -
The grand achievement of tbe years.
The march of commerce, swift and true.
The message that fulfillment hear.
Tha marvel that th limes imbue
O. mock the dresmer not! he steep
t'pon the roaring rim of things.
But It Is through the dream that sweeps
The thought from whir the deed up
springa. He dea in fancy pliant rlay.
He dream th darkness Into day.
He dream, and anen catch op th Are;
He dreama, and down tha groove el
To br.ader beauty worlds aspire, '
To higher uses nations climb.'
He dresms. and something of his hope.
Home light that flashes from hi star.
Throws th Iron engine's lever ope.
Rid the world builders bulM afar.
Th dreamers, dreamlag faith makes fart.
They ar the father of the act:
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