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TIU-: OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATL'UDAV. IKTUHKK 'JO. l!nr,.
'Tim Omaha Daily Bee.
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STATEMENT OF CI RCl'LA'p'rON.
Blata of Nebraska. Douglas County, as:
Charlea c. Rosewater. general manager of
The Bee Publishing comrany. being duly
worn, says that the actual number of full
and complete copies of The Dally, Morning.
Kvening and Funday Bee printed during
tha month of September. If-, was as fol.
1 94,430 It. 30,870
I S0,3fl0 IT 80,660
31,080 II...' 30,710
30,830 11 30,850
1 30,370 . 30.... 30.800
8 30,790 ;i 30,660
30,480 it 41,140
30340 S3 ....80,410
30,470 24 30,710
30,880 ( 30,894
30,340 2 30,840
1 30,430 17 38 ISO
11 30,360 21 4,670
30,800 28 36,800
080 10 30,600
tss unsold coplss...
Nat total sales ...887.843
Dally average 30,938
CHARLES C RORKWATEK,
. Subacrtbed In my presence and swor
1908 m thU 1,1 dy ot Octob,,r
(Baal.) 14. B. Hl'NGATE,
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' ' WBES OCT Or -TO W.I.
nbaerlbers leaving the city tern
porarlly shaald bar The Be
mailed them. Address will be
ofte as reqneatcd.
Japan still insists that it fought for
an open door in Manchuria, but cums
the right to say who shall enter the
Mayor "Jim" might with propriety
tall on the city law department for
official advice as to what constitutes
The Jury has found the Standard
OU company guilty, but the Judges
1111 lia tA a tt , v. . . i. . t ...
... . v Kiiciuer itltt law will
The old lady of "Threadneedle
street" still has her hands on ihe mar
kets of the world, but her grip is
The resignation ot the' Krench cabi
net Is an indication that the separa
tion of church and state is not with
out some trouble to the state.
As long as bankers "sidestep" a dis
cussion of proposed changes in the
currency law they cannot object If con
gress follows In, their footsteps.
If smugglers are really responsible
for the trouble in Santo Domingo it
would seem a case for the revenue cut
ter rather than for the warship.
Former Senator Burton says that,
as a matter of principle, he does not
desire a pardon. He should have
thought of principle before taking the
Now that Mr. Bryan has "scored
Governor Cummins for his attitude on
the tariff," the governor's opponents
will still have more difficulty in classi
The first conviction of a government
contractor has taken place in Bost6n.
The rsal effect ot this conviction will
probably be found In subsequent bids
on public work.
The fine of more than $100,000 on
the New York Central for granting
rebates promises to make the practice
unprofitable as well as .illegal; and
perhaps this will stop rebates.
. That flr.e Insurance agent who wanta
to regulate the business before the
law-makers get around to it has an
Unparalleled' chance to win fame by
beginning-on the rate schedule.
If wo cannot have a work house
right now. why not a rock pile? An
invitation to break rock for thirty
ays would help materially to rid
Omaha of professional vagrauts. '
Mr. Jerome may not take the stump
for Candidate Hughes, but. he can do
equally Important service for good
auveruiurjm in attempting- to nravent
illegal practices In New York City.
The discovery of $18,000,000 in
gold In the Cuban treasury (hows that
the conservatives gave up more than
they Imagined when they resigned;
tut it also proves them disqualified
for office in the tropica.
, The fact still remains that every
member of the present Omaha Board
of Fire and Police Commissioners re
ceived his appointment from Governor
Mickey and that the governor knew
at the time he appointed them what
their record were and what their at
tltndo would be as to the police policy
ot tfco city Just as well as he knows
pASOBKot s rAKArnnAsiyo.
Our old friend, Richard L. Metcalfe,
has undertaken to go Into the busi
ness of paraphrasing what other peo
ple say without due regard to the dan
jeer of spreading' the same practice
and bringing It nearer home. It seems
I that Mr. Metcalfe (Uncovered a com
j munlcation in a paper published in
Lincoln, where he now lives, ex
coriating Senator Bailey in the follow-
i I think that the Bailey Incident Is one f
! the mwt Important ones before the people
cf this country. I wish you would call
the attention of democrats to Senator
B.illey's "effective answer." Bailey knows
now that Tierce's company was In th
tru.'t. He did hot deny rtoelvlng the
money. Why doesn't he return to Tierce
these ill-gcttcn gains and to that extent
purge himself? If he did not know It was
tainted money when lie took It, he knows
Seeing a t-hance to turn this to
political account by paraphrasing It
upon the republican candidate for con
Kress in the First district. Mf. Met
calfe proceeded to exercise his well
known literary versatility.
But why not paraphrase a little fur
ther? Why not invite attention to
another Incident at least as Important
to the people of Nebraska to which
not even an attempt has been made
to furnish , "an effective answer?"
It Is charged that In the campaign
when A. C. Shallenberger made his
succehsful race for congress as a fu
sion candidate In the Fifth Nebraska
district, he both publicly and privately
announced his opposition to the odious
free pass system and declared that if
elected he would not. accept such
favors from the railroads. It is fur
ther charged that after his election he
not only forgot his promises, but rode
down to Washington on free trans
portation and collected mileage from
the government. Candidate Shallen
berger has not denied receiving the
money. He knows that he had no
right to collect mileage to reimburse
him for railroad fare which be never
paid. If he did not realize that It was
tainted money when he took It he
should realize it now.
Again paraphrasing Mr. Metcalfe:
"Don't you think that Mr. Shallenber
ger ought to put it back before he
asks for the support of the democrats
or populists, or any one else for that
matter, who believe In 'a square
SEPTEMBER MEAT EXFOItTS.
Although a revulsion of feeling in
favor of our meats and meat products
had been evidently occurring in for
eign countries, its extent as shown by
the official report of exports for the
month of September Is surprlslug. The
shipment of meats abroad during that
month made the great gain of $3,250,-
000 over the corresponding month of
last year, in spite of the fact that the
aggregate exports of domestic products
showed a considerable falling off.
It is extraordinary that the particu
lar class of commodities for which the
foreign market was most' imperiled
early in ;the year, consumption and
sales having been abruptly curtailed
over a period of several months by the
sensational Chicago packing house dis
closures, should be the only Important
class, except brcadstuffs, In which so
notable a gain occurs in the September
record. It can be explained only by
the more extraordinary countervailing
effect of the meat Inspection and pure
food measures enacted at the late ses
sion of congress. The consequence is
that our meats alone in the world's
supply go to European consumers with
a guarantee whose genuine and re
sponsible character commands Implicit
confidence. At the same time pub
licity concerning methods of slaughter
houses and packing establishments in
Great Britain, Germany and other Eu
ropean countries has by contrast ex
cited suspicion against their products.
Prompt and thorough correction of
our own shortcomings thus has been
not only the salvation of the gravely
menaced foreign market for our meats,
but the means of placing them In far
stronger position there than they ever
occupied before, and signally vindi
cates the wisdom ot president Roose
velt's resolute stand for such legisla
STAyDAHD OIL FOP.VD OVILTT.
The verdict of guilty against the
Standard Oil company on an lodg
ment for conspiracy against trade in
violation of the Ohio state anil-trust
law marks In that state the culmina
tion of a public sentiment that Is uni
versal, demanding that great corpora
tion trusts and combines submit to the
laws the same as ordinary citizens and
small corporations. State laws agaiubt
trade conspiracies and Illegal practices
in pursuance oi them had so long been
notoriously set at defiance through
systematic abuse of Incorporation pow
ers that many had come to despair of
effective remedial legislation and even
of the power of public authority to
deal with such violators grown arro
gant through immunity from punish
ment and powerful through ill-gotten
wealth and undue Influence In govern
ment. But tf Ohio can prosecute to
conviction the Standard Oil company,
the most successful as well as the
greatest of the formidable trust brood,
other states can do the same, and
there ia encouragement for an advance
all along the line.
The effect will naturally be to stimu
late other states to grapple not only
with the Standard Oil company, but
with other trade conspiracies in viola
tion Of state laws with Increased leg
islative severity and executive energy.
Meantime, too, the national govern
meat has for months been concentra
ting Its energies for prosecution ot the
great oil combine In the federal courts,
while successfully securing convictions
against other powerful corporations.
It is a time when the public has
ground for hope, but when there Is
more than ever reason not to relax
energy and vigilance In a movement
now going forward so auspiciously.
estkhs nAtLROAD KxrAysiny
The action of the stockholders ot
the Chicago ft Northwestern authoriz
ing the Issuance of 1100,000.000 ot
stock, doubling the present capital,
springs logically from Industrial condi
tions and prospects to which all the
great western transportation systems
are adjusting their policy. A year ago
the Milwaukee made a similar stock
authorization, and the companies of
the Hill and Harrlman groups are ac
cumulating surpluses and providing
stock resources on a like gigantic
scale. The Northwestern, with Its net
work In the states west ot Chicago,
now has lines extending across Ne
braska far Into the mountain region,
and, like its competitors, Is simply
getting into position to meet the rap
Idly expanding needs of traffic and to
protect its Interests In the future.
Such vast preparations accurately
reflect the conception which has been
formed in the minds of the ablest men
of affairs concerning the development
of the west. Twenty years ago, In
their deliberate judgment, railroad
construction In the Transmlssisslppl
region had exceeded Its transportation
needs aud a halt was called by com
pact among them. How completely the"
situation has been reversed Is wit
nessed by Mr. Harrlman's prediction
over a year ago that we were about
to enter upon an era of competitive
unprecedented railroad construction in
the west, by the numerous extensions
In the meantime and by the still
greater preparations now being made
for the future.
At the same time that a point has
been reached at which the prospective
development of western resources thus
compels competitive effort on the part
of the great western roads to be fore
handed In the field, enormous profits
for a series of years last past have
also Intensified their eagerness. The
unprecedented dividends which one
after another Is declaring this fall
still leave vast net surplus available
for betterments and extensions, and
on top of that so impresses the Invest
ment world as to make a market for
Immense stock authorizations like
those of the Northwestern and the
There could be no more trustworthy
support of Confidence on the part of
all whose Interests are bound up with
the agricultural and mineral empire
for which such expansion of transpor
tation facilities is required. They Im
ply a continued, permanent, universal
growth of special import and hope for
Omaha and Nebraska because of their
specially intimate relation to western
The charges, and countercharges In
New York of proposals between
Hearst's Independence league and
Murphy's Tammany Hall to pull can
didates off the ticket and substitute
others for them for a price, calls at
tention to the stringent law in New
York prescribing penalties for such
offenses. The New York law makes
It punishable by Imprisonment or fine
for any person to make, tender, or
offer to procure, or to cause, any
nomination or appointment for any
public office or place, or accept or re
quest such nomination or appointment
on payment of a valuable considera
tion. Such a law is well calculated
to put an end to .traffic In nominations
and appointments and oujght to be on
the statute books of every state. We
commend it to prospective law makers
who will sit in the next session of the
The World-Herld accuses The Bee
of bushwhacking with reference to
the initiative and referendum. No
matter what the World-Herald may
Bay, The Beo has effectually uncovered
the Insincerity ot Candidate Hitchcock
and the democratic city council
men who are trying simply to make
political capital for themselves. The
resolution submitting the acceptance
of the referendum law to a vote of
the people was offered in the council
in. ample time to . be effective at the
coming election, but voted down.
After the legal time limit had expired.
Candidate Hitchcock made an eleventh
hour appearance and prevailed on tho
council to vote the resolution through
for political purposes only. No won
der the exposure of this political
bunco game makes those who stacked
the deck squeal.
That people may not be misled it
should be stated that the argument
before Governor Mickey on the
charges preferred against the mem
bers ot the Omaha Board of Fire and
Police Commissioners dealt solely
with a question of law, whether or
not It devolves upon the board to see
that the laws and ordinances are en
forced. Should the governor hold
that the enforcement of law belongs
to the mayor, exclusive of the police
board, that would end the proceed
ings, but should he hold that the duty
to enforce the law rests with the board
as well as the mayor, he would pro
ceed to a hearing of the charges ou
Candidate Shallenberger in talking
volubly about free passes, but he is
saying not a word about the charge
made against him by his own fusion
friends that after promising to pay
his fare if elected to congress, he rode
down to Washington on tree trans
portation and then collected mileage
from the government.
Secretary of Suite Galusha'a recom
mendation of the abolition of the cash
funds In the various state institutions
as now constituted Is a good one. The
constitution ot Nebraska contemplates
that every cent of public revenue
should pass through the state treas
ury and be drawn out by warrant
authorized by legislative appropria
tion. There Is no good reason why
any money coming to any state Insti
tution should be held as a cash fund
and paid out without going through
the treasurer's hands, the same as
other state reveuues.
Candidate Shallenberger will prom
ise almost anything to get votes. The
trouble Is that those who have had
experience with him do not regard
his promises as very dependable.
Foieign rulers will please note thHt in the
lust target practice every shot fired from
two American battleships hit the jUra-cl.
The man behind the gun counts. If he. Is
Fas j- -lone.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Somebody estimntes that Americans spend
850o.O00.oni) in Europe every year. This ia
ca.-tlng bread upon the water without an
expectation that It will return.
Willi the Ret of KTrrythlnit.
It is not a bad sign when the farmers
Irslst on having the biggewt orators of the
country as Fpeechmakers instead of tha
beginners In political life. In an era of true
prosperity the farmer gets used to having
the best of everything.
. tirrnt nlnnnl Treasure.
No sound reason can be advanced why
the government should not keep the control
of these (western coal) lands and derive
the Income from them. They form a great
national treasure which It Is the height of
folly to give away for a song.
1'oTrer of rntille- Opinion.
The attorney of the New York Central,
which ha just been convicted of giving
rebates, plaintively remarks: "Tou can t
defend rebate c&ees In the- present state
of public opinion." What the rebate
tHvers" prefer 1s absence of public opinion
or,- as he Irishman said. "Nawthln" but
silence, and dummed little o' that."
h it y a ' yn HIS HIVAI..
Xebrasknn n Conservative Compared
Mr. Bryan Is In eclipse. 'A few weeks
ago his name was on every tongue; the
headlines of newspapers glittered with It;
Mr. Bryn's doctrines were feverishly dis
cussed, and. fomo .cauic . npar .to believing
that Thomas Jefferson was reincarnated
In the Nebraska orator. Barely lias there
been more marked chango in so short a
time. A brl?f dispatch now suffices to tell
of the great democrat's doings and say
ings, and It la doubtful if one person out
of ten reads that. It Is not likely that
Mr. Bryan has fallen from grace. His
admirers aro too numerous and ardent for
that. ' He Is In eclipse. The shadow of
tha earth has fallen on the sun.
His rival is having the 'time of his life.
He is getting in his innings with his pe
culiar style of oratory. "Rats," "croton
bugs" and other choice' phrases are taking
the place of Mr. Bryan's sonorous periods.
Hearst Is right down among the boys, and
Mr. Bryan has a brief respite from the
garish light. It must be more or less
humiliating to he dropped thus suddenly
for such" a- man. However modest Mr.
Bryan may be, hie contrast must Inevita
bly suggest Itself, as well as the fickleness
fit that party which Mr. Bryan baa so long
led. It may occur to him that the demo
cracy Is chasing an Ignis fatuus. What
ever may be. said of Mr. Bryan, It cannot
be denied that he has principles tremen
dous ones. In fact, such aa if carried out
would wreck the country and he Is al
ways perfectly frank In avowing them.
His rival Is supposed to have some prin
ciples, the main one of which appears to
be to give everybody everything after he
has had first choice. Another of his prin
ciples Is described by the advice to the
young lawyer: "If you have no case
abuse the plaintiff's attorney." For mas
sive and cumulative abuse and vitupera
tion he has an unbounded capacity. But
H.-arst Is not marked for any definite po
litical principle, he having withdrawn the
only one which had a meaning. On this
account It ia reasonable to Infer that he
will share the fate of Coxey, Jack Cadu
and other adventurers who have strutted
their hour on the stage. It Is probable
that the shadow will pass from the dem
ocratic sun In about a month, and that
Mr. Bryan will still shine with some lus
ter, but it cannot be pleasant to be
snuffed out by such an extinguisher, even
for a short time.
THAT SCRAP OF PAPER.
Destlalea and Fortnnea Wrapped Vy
la Little Piece.
Destinies of far greater Importance than
tha possession ot a few million dollars
have depended upon a scrap of paper. Th
liberties of nations and the life or death
of countless Individuals have been at
take when a few marks were made by
some "ruler, statesman or victorious gen
eral. A governor may convert a scrap of
paper Into a pardon or into a death war
rant. A millionaire may convert a scrap
of paper into the means of saving thou
sands of lives. A people may convert a
scrap of paper Into a declaration of In
dependence. The playwright utilizes a
crap of paper almost as frequently aa he
utilises a love scene. But no playwright
has ever conceived a more dramatic de
nouement than that which came In the
contest for the Welghtman fortune In a
court room at Phlladephla, when a note,
the contenta of which remain a aecret.
waa shown to the plaintiff. -
There baa been bitter enmity between
the daughter who inherited tha millions
of the Philadelphia chemist and her sister-in-law,
who sought to obtain a share
of the estate by proving the testator In
competent to make a will. Tha sister-in-law
was socially prominent when the mil
lionaire's daughter envied the homage that
was paid her ,by the elect of the Quaker
City. That I where tha trouble began. It
Is a fertile source fur quarrels not only
domestic, but otherwise. It prorokea a
feeling of resentment which Is most diffi
cult to eradicate. If opportunity Is aver
afforded, revenge will be taken with as
little mercy aa an Iroquois Indian dla
played In lighting tha fires under a captive
warrior. Mrs. Anna Welghman- Walker
Wkited long for her opportunity, but :t
cme at list, and she made the most of It.
By productlng this scrap of paper at the
moment when hr enemy seemed on the
verge of realising her ambition, she ef
fected an abrupt discontinuance of tha
nirht for her fortune and a poignant
Although the nature of the writing on
the pnm-r Is hlntd at In the dispatcher,
it Is and may remain a auhlert of con
jecture. It must certainly have been a
potent weapon to hare accomplished what
It did the cassation of a struaerle In sol red
not or-lv by the d'elre for r'ebes. but hv
animosity. The attemnt to maintain the
i secret may be successful. 1 but It would be
a boon were ths Welrhtman method of
foretelling will contests described for the
benefit of other testators who wish to
awrl unseemlv souabbles over their estates
OTHER l,n Ttl I KS.
Interest In the approaching session of
the Rrltlsh Parliament Is every whit as
keen as that preceding the session at which
Premier Gladstone Introduced his first Irish
home ntle bill. Now. ss then, home rule
for Ireland Is the dominant cuestlon con
fronting Pritlh statrwuen. and It Is cer
tain to hold a prominent place In the st.iee
of rrltish politics until It Is settled rlht.
That a measure of home rule will he pre
sented to Parliament by the ministry Is a
conceded fact. The liberal party leader
aro plrdred to It. The extent to which
the measure will go In grsnting legislative
liberty In home affairs to Ireland is not
determined. Much secrecy Is observed as
to the limitations. In nuarters presumed to
be well Informed the belief Is that the
forthcoming measure will bo an Install
ment of home rule a measure designed to
lay tho foundation for a Parliament which
will ultimately possess powers equal to the
Parliament of Canada. In a Utter to the,
Vcw York Inderendent. Justin McCarthy,
former leader of the Irish nationalists, de
clares that the conservatives had ngrreed.
before retiring from power, to grant an
Installment of home rule, and that the
liberal ministers will undoubtedly Introduce
measures for the grnCunl settlement of
Irish affairs on much bronder principles
than the torles would have attempted.
Knually emphatic assurances were given
by T. P. CConnor, home rule envoy, in
his addresses at Philadelphia, New York
and Boston. Apparently the purpose of the
government is to present a measure of
generous scope which cun be driven
through the House of Lords without an
appeal to the country. Whether such .in
Installment measure will he satisfactory to
the Irish party remains to be seen. It Is
clear, however, that the ministry will strive
to placate Irish sentiment. As evidence
of this desire it Is understood the govern
ment Is negotiating for possession of the
Parliament building In Dublin, where the
historic "Grattan Parliament" deliberated
a century ago.
When occasion arises to criticise Amer
ican railroad management for "reckless dls-
regard of human life,-' comparisons are
usually made with the mortality on Brit
ish railroads, much to the discredit of
American management. A year ago an
. American investigator challenged the ac
i curacy of British railroad mortality re-
porta and declared they were juggled f'r
the purpose of making a favorahle show
ing. A like charge Is now repeated, coupl-d
with the assertion that t!ie record for ItVUS
in England Is greater than at any period
during the last sixteen years. This aaser.
tlon Is based on the recently Issued Board
of Trade report. As a matter of fact, dur
ing the, last three years, there have been
so many serious disasters on English rail
ways, the conclusion Is justified that, tak
ing the total mileage of tho two countries,
England has no reason whatever to boast
of its Immunity from accident. Consider
ing that America has more miles of rail
way than all the other nations of the earth
put together, the statistics of fatal acci
dents compare very favorably with those
of other countries. When It is borne In
mind that England only has 33.41 miles
of track, and that the greater portion of
this Is a "double" and often "four-track"
system greatly reducing the element of
natural danger and considering that, even
with this double and four-track system,
some of the accidents in England are quite
as terrible as those on the worst Amer
ican single-track lines, the United States
has cause almost for gratulation rathor
Most of the world's richest women come
from America, a painstaking statistician
figures, and the majority or those who take
husbands' in Europe marry British peers,
bringing with them enormous dowries.
Borne 800 wealthy American girls have mar
ried titled foreigners, and their total
dowry, amounts to more than $200,000,000.
Tha most heavily dowered bride waa the
duchess of Roxburghe (nee CJoelet), with
a fortune of WO.OOO.OOO; others arfl duchess
of Marlborough (iwe Venderbllt), tin.ooo.OOO;
the late Lady Curzon (nee Letter). IS.iKiO.OOO;
Countess de Castellane (nee Gould). 115.
GCO.rtiO; Mrs. Vivian. lUVOO.cO; Lady Will
iam Beresford, $3,000,000; princess of Colon
na (nee Mackay), IIO.OOO.OOO; Countess von
Laiisch. J4.000.GOO and Mrs. Paget, $J,OM),000.
To what extent the British nobility has
benefited financially from unions with
wealthy American women may be gauged
from the fact that since lSto thirty British
pceers or eldest sons of pe. rs have married
: In the Cnited States, while of Americans
who are the wives of Englishmen with
courtesy titles or baronetcies there are
It will be the greatest boon to tropical
Africa since the European occupancy If a
remedy has at last been found for sleep
ing sickness. The hope that this is true
la based upon the report from Brussels
that two white men from the Congo, who
were admitted to the sanitarium at Water
mael in an advanced mage of the disease,
are announced to have been entirely cured
by treatment based upon the simultaneous
use of atoxyl and strychnine. White men
had not been attacked by the disease until
Within tha past year, but several Europeans
living in the infested regions have recently
been numbered among the victims. As tor
the natives, no plague haa ever afflicted
them with such terrible results. It Is over
ten years since it first appeared on the
Congo. It had been known for a half cen
tury further north on the west coast, but
never secured a firm foothold there. Ita
eastward advance, however, has been steady
up the Congo and to the northern shores
of Victoria Nyanza. On the Congo and In
Uganda It has claimed about 100,000 victims.
The person attacked by sleeping sickness
haa been doomed. For six years the scien
tific skill of Europe had been enlisted In
the search for a remedy, but none was
found and no patient was known to re
cover. About three years ago the raune
of the disease was discovered in Uganda.
It was found to be due to a variety of the
taetae fly, whose bite Introduced the fatal
bacteria that poisoned the blood aud In
duced the lethargy-, stupor and other
phases of the disease that always resulted
In death. This discovery has naturally
resulted In some diminution of the number
of cases, for the haunts of the fly have
been avoided and the war made upon it
haa perhaps decreased Its numbers.
Rewards (or Cuban Patrlota.
New York Sun.
It la estimated that the liberals In tha
butih during tha late war In Cuba appro
priated 15,000 horses and had three square
meals of bull beef every day. Sine tha
glorious atrlfe ended there has been an epl.
demtc ot uniforms in Havana and a grab
bag distribution of staff appointments.
Generals are as thick as blackberries In
August and heroes who have no boots wear
spurs on their heels. If such ara the re
wards of an opposition party In Cuba, It la
to he feared that war's horrid front will
be wrinkled again.
Defending; the Philippines.
General Leonard Wood Is quite right
when he says that the present force In the
Philippines would be inadequate to de
fend Manilla In case of a war with a first
class power. It la a question, however,
whether Manila is defendsble from sea at
tack by any strength of land force. If
wa ever bave to fight to retain possession
of the Philippines the fighting will he dona
upon tha oeean and not on land. Conse
quently it makes little enough difference
whether we have 10,000 or luo.tm) troupe In
Healthful cream of tartar, derived solely from
grapes, refined to absolute purity, is the active
principle of every pound of Royal Baking
Hence it is that Royal Baking Powder
renders the food remarkaDle both for its fine
flavor and healthfulncss.
No alum, no phosphate which are the
principal element of the so-called cheap
baking powders and which are derived
from bones, rock and sulphuric acU.
ROYAL AKINJ POWOCN
It Is estimated that Bryan had talked
at l,0oti,00 people since he met the "home
folks" In New York bay.
New York voters are getting u vast
variety of information about Hearst that
did not appear in his own papers.
R'-ports from Cincinnati show that Mrs.
Longwerth Is making a much more popu
lar campaign, In point of attendance, than
Dick Croker'a threatened libel suit
against Ivondon publishers brought the de
sired apology. He needed an apology more
than the money.
Congresman Julius Kahn, who used to
represent one of the most populous districts
In San Francisco, now finds it mcageiiy
populated. Two years ago the district cast
35.2M votes, whllf at the prewnt time thete
are not more than s.onn voters, which was
Mr. Kahn's plurality two years, ago.
John'O. Carlisle, secretary cf the trem
ury under President Cleveland's last ad
ministration, in speaking of the demo
cratic situation In New Tork state and
the nomination f Mr, Hearst, said the
other night: "Whenever the democratic
party has a full hand' there is nothing In
The Kate of New York Imposes a tax on
special franchises, and their aggregate as
sensed valuation this year is $427,000,000. an
Increase cf J71.000.0rt over last year. Five
sixths of this valuation Is in Kew -York
city. The etate also specially taxes stock
transactions. It collects no direct state
tax from the people, though 1101,000,000 his
been appropriated for canal enlargement
and Iort,ooo,flfl0 for road Improvement.
Mr. Moran, the democratic candidate for
povernor of Massachusetts, declares that
"no campaign fundn should be accepted
from grafter.' from corporations, thPlr
agents or attorneys, - froni stock brokers,
from horse racers or pool sellers, from
breweries, liquor distilleries or liquor
dealers, or from any person or combina
tion of persons likely to have a personal
interest In legislation." It won't take tha
canvasser long to dun what's left.
The campaign In Colorado Is moving
along merrily, a a will be seen from an
open letter to Senator Thomas M. Patter
eon, who is also proprietor of the Rocky
Mountain News, by F. O. Bontils, one ot
the owners of the Denver Post. The con
troversy arose over a charge that Bonflla
and others attempted to get 1100,000 from
Simon Guggenheim to put certain men on
the Lindsay ticket. "Now stand up, Mr.
Patterson." Mr. Bonflls says In conclusion,
"before the people of Colorado and let
ma tell you In their presence that, In mak
ing these charges you are an Infamous,
malicious and premeditated liar, scoundrel
RAILROADS AD GRAIX ELEVATORS.
Revelations Brought Ont br the In
quiry Ordered by Congress.
When Senator LaFolIette declared In
hia speech In support of his resolution for
a thorough Inquiry Into the grain elevator
business that such an Investigation would
disclose evils and abuses that would atlr
and astonish tha country as the revelations
In regard to the relations between coal
mining and coal carrying In Pennsylvania
and West Virginia had done, few men
either In or outside of congress were
greatly Impressed with the prediction. The
resolution waa adopted on "general princi
ples," because congress was In a "pub
licity" mood and saw no harm In the
The resolution, in substance, directs the
commerci commission to Inquire into the
elevator and grain buying and forwarding
business, and to ascertain to what extent.
If any, special favors have been granted to
elevator firms by carriers, and what influ
ence such favors as bave been granted
have had In the direction ot fostering
monopoly and preventing equality of op
portunity and fair dealing. It further di
rects the commission to ascertain whetfi i
or not railroads, directly or through offl
cers and employes and stockholders, owi
and control elevators and- tha business ri
grain buying and forwarding.
The commission has already devutod n
number of sittings to this subject, but I'
appears that as ytt It has hardly touchei
Its fringe. Whether or not the dlnclosure
so far secured at the hearings have "stag
gered humanity" it is not necessary to de
termine; that the testimony haa been ex
tremely suggestive, strange and Interest
ing will be generally admitted.
It has shown collusion between carrleo
and fltvator companies. It haa showi
that the former have been In tha habit
entering Into extraordinarily generous con
tracts with real or pretended owneis t
elevators. It has ahown that dlscrlm.'.
tlon and favoritism have ben practiced h.
the rail toad ccmpanies, that some bnc.
ting has been carried on, and that as a r
suit owners of small elevators and smul
grain buyers have ben ruined a n't force
out of business.
Some of the sample contract produce
at the hearings were so ludicrously om
sided, ao apparently unfavorable to th
carriers, that the unsophisticated observe,
cannot understand the benevolence or si:-,
pllclty that is supposed to account f
them, and is prone to suspect an Impropt r
community of Interest between the mi
roads and tha elevators along their linex
In due time the commission will un
marise the testimony and make sult
recommendations to congress. Witliou
anticipating these. It Is proper to say the
the LaFolIette resolution Is already ahun
dantly Justified Light on the whole bust
v Is ssdly needed.
CO., NEW YORK.
"You ought to know something abnut
horticulture." remarked Clttman. "Tell
me what Is a forget-me-not?"
"Why," replied Hiihliubs, "it's a piere of
string your wife ties around your finger
when you go to town on an errand."
'hiladeiphiii Ledger. ,
"This food tastes oueer to nuv What
have you been putting into It, JolmT"
"Not a thing, sir. Not allowed not
Arlnvi air That' n(iHil,lv ll'liv It tnleS
queer. Washington ucraio.
"A list lias t hRt man neen aoinu w no
gave you such a chase a while ago bo
fore you could catch him. officer?
"He's a 'fence,' sir."
"Oh. 1 suppose that accounts for his
havlnc such a gait on him." U.ilvimore
Customer How's business'.'
Coal Denier We've ehipieil sway all our
good coal. Kverythlna s :inck nmv.-Cleveland
Blobbs Wigwag asks such silly ques
tions; he wanted to know today if I
wasn't building a new house.
Plobbs Well, you are. ancn't you'.'
Blobbs Certainly. How could I build
an old one? Buffalo F.xprem.
The -amateur hunter hud just shot his
"Too bad. too bail." lie said, slopping
not unkindly over the sufferer, "but 1
thought you were a deer."
"Don't fret," replied the victim.
"Don't fret! Why. man. I promised
my wife a pair of horns." Philadelphia
DtWJ O GEKAH
Clinton Scollard In New York Sun.
Our present pathways are,
Do you recall, I wonder.
How under dawn's ciear star.
The red sun still In hiding.
The south wind gently rlcing
We twain alone wtnt riding
The plain of Oenesar?
The crimson oleanders
Kinged round us 111 e a sea.
Where bees, the busy banders,
Would soon make melody;
And yet no radiant posies
In those wild ttynan closes
Held half the charm the roses '
Your cheeks betrayed to me!
Above us bent and brooded
Haloed and hallowed aklaa
Where no dark clouds Intruded,
No spectral mysteries;
But their wide sweeping splendor
Did not reveal tha tender
And trustful heart surrender
I vlsloned In your eyes!
From out the twilight distance
Tne deep lake of the Lute
Murmured its low Insistence,
Its muslo never mute;
And yet far more enthralling
Your voice's rise and falling
Than any siren calling
Of wave or magic flute)
With many a broad flung streamer
We saw a palm tree atand,
A solitary dreamer
Above the lonely land;
But all that It was fair with
Poising in dewy air with
in grace could not compare with
Tha wafturs of your hand!
Then burst the dawn; the mountain.
Behind us owned the spell;
B'fore our feet the fountain
Mirrored the miracle;
And In our souls the story
(No glamour transitory!)
Of love's awakened glory
Was more than tongue could tell!
" H'aoi it right, it nyftf," i uJ
Beau Brummtl, "and especially true
of one' $ rlrthitr."
What you want for to
ruorrtw'd wear U here t
day. Suit, $15 to 35.
Overcoats, 115 to 4.
Hats, 2 to $5.
Gloves, fi to 50.
Scarfs, 50 cents to $2.
y r". Zf v.
R. S. WILCOX Mgr.
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