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porarily shoaliZ bare TUe Bee
mailed to thena. Address rrlli be
ebeaareJ as often requested.
That Alabama sheriff who went to
sleep while guarding a negro from a
mob must be a candidate for re-election.
Omaha is about to entertain a large
number of foreign missionaries. There
will be room also for a few home mis
sionaries. . "Uncle Jake" Wolfe's letter to
voters does not tell how uls vote
helped to reduce railway taxes when
he was in offl.ee before.
King Edward . is ready for the
British ; Parliament, but "President
Roosevelt has a month longer to pre
pare for the real lawmakers.
If a workhouse is not within reach,
why not a rock pile for the vagrants
and suspicious characters enjoying in
Idleness the hospitality of our local
One Kansas City grata firm has
been found with a member carried
the payroll of a railroad company, and
it may now be necessary to prove that
a salary la not a "rebate."
in Indiana Colonel Bryan
may have an opportunity to tell Chair
man Taggart what he really thinks of
the Iowa situation, even though Mr.
Taggart may not care to know.
In refusing to assume jurisdiction
over a political case from Kansas, the
United States supreme court has fol
lowed a precedent too often overlooked
by other courts, state and federal.
v Alcohol buyers allege that distillers
have united to maintain a high price,
arbitrarily, for denaturlred alcohol.
Perhaps Mr. Rockefeller has found a
way to- preserve the gasoline market.
T. P. O'Connor paid President
Koosevelt'g powers to ' bring about
peace the highest possible tribute
when he suggested him as a possible
mediator between Ireland and Great
The report that eight of nine suc
cessful competitors In Chinese govern
ment examinations are graduates of
American colleges may foreshadow the
eclipse of Europe in another field of
progress, - r
Candidate Khallenberger is talking
lu just about the same vein as Mayor
"Jim" talked before he was elected.
How would the people of Omaha like
to see a counterpart of Mayor "Jim"
in the governor's chair?
The effects of the Russo-Japanese
.war will not be known' until a few
more vessels have struck floating
mines In the vicinity of Vladivostok.
But, as usual, Russia is doing more
damage to itself thin to others.
' The discovery that Ue guns of the
Dreadnaught are not as-much superior
to those of American 'vessels as was
imagined may lead Creat Brltaiu to
design a bigger ship, which will prob
ably result In a similar disappoint
ment. . Candidate illubcock's newspaper
has ajad the sudden discovery that
everything that was accomplished for
Omaha during the two years that Con
tresmau Hitchcock drew pay at
Washington was due to his unaided
efforts, while every time Omaha fell
Aim ousan proposition the blame
rested exclusively upon Senator Mli
i Each modesty deserves reward.
The official rTl0rt showing IhrvgMd
output of Alaska for 1905 in excess of
$15,000,000, or nl times what it was
ten years ago and an increase of 60
per cent over 1904, throws a strange
light on the ridicule that was heaped
upon Seward's purchase In 1867 for
$7,200,000 of that region, then de
nounced as "a profitless land Of im
perial dimensions." Yet It is known
beyond a ppradventure that only a
comparatively small part if Alaska's
gold resources has as yet been de
veloped. Most -of the gold still comes
from placer deposits, whereas richest
and by far largest returns will come
from quartz, which is only fairly be
ginning, to be developed and which ex
ists in InexhauHtlble quantities.
The annual profit on gold alone thus
already exceeds the total purchase
price of Seward's "profitless land," and
yet gold 'is far from being the most
valuable of Its mineral resources, al
though they have not yet been equally
developed. . Scientific explorations con
ducted by the war department and by
private capitalists have demonstrated
the copper deposits to be so rich and
extensive that, as one authority affirms,
if copper elsewhere should be suddenly
annihilated, the world could be abun
dantly supplied from thence. All the
useful minerals are alsofound in lib
eral store, like copper and gold quartz,
awaiting only the transportation fa
cilities, which great financial Interests
are preparing. To all this mineral
wealth are to be added the immense
resources of lumber and the Inex
haustible series of fishing banks, which
stretch for 1,500 miles to the limit of
the Aleutian islands, already the basis
of an extensive Industry and trade.
In Alaska gold, liberally as nature
has provided It there, is really to
prove, as It has proved elsewhere, only
the lure to draw mankind to other and
larger good fortune than even the yel
low metal itself yields.
TRUST DESIQSS ON ALCOIlUL.
The apparently authentic report that
the Distillers' Securities company has
been formed for the purpose of ar
bitrarily controlling the price and dis
tribution of denaturlzed alcohol will
hardly cause surprise, although such
trade conspiracies are lately falling
into troublous times. It is responsibly
alleged that the price of alcohol has
been multiplied by manipulation to
three times what it was after the trust
was dissolved several years ago. If
so, it is in short more formidable and
oppressive In the reorganized form
than before, and the prospective vast
consumption of denaturlzed alcohol
under the new law exempting it from
tax opens up a field that Is tempting
to trust greed.
It Is a wholesome sign, however,
that " such a trust conspiracy is
promptly confronted with energetic re
sistance 'and determination to prose
cute it under the national law. The
large buyers of alcohol and other in
fluential interests that are associating
themselves for self protection against
unlawful trust conspiracy are assured
that every power of the department of
justice will be employed in co-operation.
The government, moreover, can go
much further than the old 'prosecution
of the Whisky trust In the courts for
violations of law, for the Treasury de
partment should be able, as has been
done In Germany and other countries,
to facilitate manufacture of . dena
turlzed alcohol in local distilleries
throughout the farming region, where
the raw materials are abundant, so
that the chance for monopoly would
be greatly narrowed and yet serious
frauds on the revenue prevented.
The vital purpose of tax exemption
for denaturlzed alcohol' is to furnish
a cheaper agent In motlyis power, heat
and light for the people,, and relief
from trade conspiracy controlling pe
troleum and Its products. That an ef
fort should be deliberately put forth
to defeat that purpose before the tax
exemption law la fairly In operation
shows the lengths to which unlawful
trade conspiracy dares to go. But
there Is now, fortunately, reason to
anticipate that such hardihood wll' be
met by a spirit both on the part of the
people and of the government adequate
to prevent serious damage. :
' The Infliction of the penalty of im
prisonment and fine upon Joseph R.
Burton, former United States senator
from Kansas, is a vindication of a just
law which forbids a member of con
gress, who is trusted with influence
for the public Interest, to practice as
attorney for private Interest before
the departments. On trial and retrial,
with the fullest opportunity for de
fense, Burton was duly found guilty
of violating this law, and the court
of last resort sustained the verdict
In spite of every technical exception
that legal ingenuity could devise. The
result helps to remove the grave re
proach that high-placed and Influential
offenders cannot be reached by the
arm of the law, though it may be ef
fective to punish the poor and the
It may be true that Burton's offense
Is no greater than or not as great as
those of others now or heretofore
serving In congress mho have escaped
punishment or even prosecution. This
plea has Indeed been made in his be
half, but it In nowise excuses him, un
less the law was never to be enforced
upon any offender because It had not
been enforced upon all offenders. The
time hM come when the very failure
of enforcement emphasized the neces
sity of it, and when public sentiment
was thus aroused. The evil had grown)
far broader than the mere criminal
Incident In which Button was Involved.
j It had become notorious that men in
I both breaches of coDgre&a employed
the Influence of that high place as
ftr;pnts of corporations Instead of pub
lic. Interest, and even against the latter
when there was conflict, and some
times sought such plsce and were
aided decisively in securing it for that
very purpose. The punishment of
Burton,' following so soon the late
Senator Mitchell's esse, is the sign
that, however it has been In thepast,
public sentiment will no longer toler
ate t such prostitution of power, and
that It is dangerous for public officials
to attempt to defy It,
A United .States senator behind
prison bars for betrayal of official trust
that should have been Inviolate, even
In the abneriee of penal threat on the
statute book, is a spectacle that should
warn every man clothed by the people
with authority and should - also
strengthen the public demand, never
so strong as now, for officials of strict
fidelity to public duty.
HOME RULE U ASQCERADERS.
It is in accord with the eternal fit
ness of things for the democratic
orators and organs to blossom out sud
denly as noisy advocates Of municipal
home rule, which Omaha would be en
Joying right now except for democratic
opposition and double-dealing. The
only hope of the democrats to make
their present masquerade effective
rests on the short memories proverbi
ally possessed by the people. The
question of municipal home rule in
Omaha, as Is well known, has turned
chiefly on the location of the control
ling authority over the fire and police
departments. A brief review of recent
history should serve to set present con
ditions In their proper light.
In 1887 a metropolitan board of fire
and police commissioners was estab
lished for Omaha by legislative act to
consist of four members appointod by
the governor to serve with the mayor
as ex-offlclo chairman. The moving
purpose of vesting the appointment In
the governor was to divorce the police
and fire departments completely from
municipal politics. In this expectation
The Bee favored the innovation and
looked confidently forward to its real
ization. It soon transpired that Instead of
taking the police and fire departments
out of politics the new plan put them
Into the very vortex of political con
tention and merely changed the center
from the city hall to the state house,
while the nonpartisan police board be
came an active factor in every political
campaign. When Silas A. Holcomb
took his seat as governor' In 1895 the
republican legislature, to prevent the
appointing power passing to the fu
slonlsts, changed the law over his veto
and created a special board to appoint
Omaha fire and police commissioners
in which the governor was; only a
When the democrats and fuslonlsts
came into undivided power In 1897, In
stead of establishing municipal home
rule, they simply abolished the special
appointing board and restored the ap
pointing power to the governor. Worse
than that, they forced the governor to
name the notorious Herdman-Peabody-Gregory
board a few weeks before the
election called to fill the places of re
publican city officials legislated out of
office and turned every resource of the
fire and police departments to help the
democrats cap'ture the city hall. Al
though the democrats failed in this the
police board for which the fusion gov
ernor was responsible inflicted Omaha
with the worst police administration
from which it ever suffered.
The demand for home rule, which
The Bee voiced at that time, was a de
mand for relief from a reign of law
lessness and .vlclousness. In this de
mand, however, the sincere advocates
of home rule got no aid nor comfort
from the democratic organ, nor from
present eleventh-hour democratic con
verts. Things went from bad to worse
until, acting upon the theory that home
rule was a right to which every com
munity is entitled under our constitu
tion, Mayor Moores appointed a police
board to make the Issue by a test suit
in the courts.
The result of this litigation was a
complete vindication of the principle of
home rule. The supreme court of Ne
braska In a researchful decision held
that the right of local self-government
was inherent and that any law confer
ring upon the governor the power to
appoint city officials was inoperative
because conflicting with this right.
Omaha had achieved complete home
rule, but because the mayor, who thus
became the responsible authority, hap
pened to be a republican the demo
crats, and chief of them all the local
democratic organ, refused to be satis
fied. Through the mediation of the
democratic attorney general, C. J.
Smyth, they prevailed upon Governor
Poynter to disregard the supreme court
decision and undertake to commission
another governor appointed police
board for Omaha. And It was not the
fault of the democrats who are now
shouting for home rule that the su
preme court refused to reopen the case
and to accede to their demands.
But supreme courts are not immut
able. They have been known under
sufficient pressure to change their
minds. When his accldency. Governor
Savage, was later worked upon through
his prejudices to usurp the power
vested in the mayor of Omaha, his law
less action was applauded by the dem
ocratic mouthpiece, although The Bee.
for protesting against this invasion of
home rule and calling attention to the
decUlon supposed to have settled the
question for all time, had before been
cited for contempt and fined $500 and
costs. The supreme court, now con
trolled by a fusion majority, com
pletely reversed Itself. In doing so,
however, It gave us almost a repetition
of the scandal accompanying the po
lice board appclntmeut ty the first fu
sion governor. The democratic chief
DAILY BEE: TUESDAY. OCTOBER IX 1906.
Justice hurried home-from an alleged I
health resort In Indiana, where he had
been sojourning as the guest of one of
the expectant democratic police com
missioners, and Joined In calling an
extra session of the court on the eve of
another municipal election In Omaha
In order to seat his host In time to put
all the police board machinery at work
for the democratic city ticket. A dem
ocratic court, through an opinion writ
ten by the democratic chief Justice,
took municipal home rule away from
Omaha and again made it a province
of the governor at Lincoln, so far as
Its fire and police departments are con
cerned. In the Interval, however, the demo
crats have secured the upper hand In
our city government and have Installed
the Honorable "Jim" In the mayor's
chair. They have espoused home rule
and are now hot to dislodge the police
board, so "Jim" may be the whole
thing and feed the hungry democrats
with places on the fire department
and on the police force. The mask of
home rule, Indeed, comes in quite
handy, but we apprehend that the peo
ple' of Omaha will see behind It.
If all of our out-of-town neighbors,
who are putting In a word for Inde
pendent telephone connections with
Omaha, would agree to talk to Omaha
at least twice a week and do all their
business In this city in preference to
Its competito-s, the new telephone
system would be on the highway to
success before it was started.
Presumably former County Attor
ney English's chief anxiety to be
testored to the county attorney'a of
fice is to help out his Coal exchange
friends by putting his official O. K.
once more on their scheme of opera
tions, so that they may continue un
molested for another two years.
Before trying to make capital out
of "Hlnshaw's 3 per cent, our demo
cratic friends should turn their atten
tion to the 3 per cent shaving which
the democratic campaign fund charac
ters are trying to take off of every
salary earned in the Omaha city hall.
That bankrupt London banker who
threw himself In front of a fast train
and ended his life should have taken
a lesson from a former Nebraskan, now
in the Philippines, who is publishing
a newspaper to prove that his failure
was due to his Intense honesty.
According to veracious reports In
the local democratic organ Candidate
Abbott is making votes every time he
speaks. If he makes votes for him
self as fast as he made votes for
Palmer and Buckner in 1896, he need
not worry about the result.
Trouble PIlInK I p.
The politician' catcher It ooming and
going. Ralh ead passes have been abolished,
and now there has bten. an Increase In the
price of sheen. r
Register If Toa World Kick.
It Is the delightful privilege of the free
citizen to kick about the election when
it doesn't go to suit him. But the cltlsen
who doesn't register and therefore can't
vote is shut out from such pleasure.
Reform with the Dollar Mark.
Wall Btreet Journal.
A lawyer' Felrctod for a place upon the
Hearst Judiciary ticket was assessed 1B,
000. He was told to pay up quickly for
their were other men available, ready and
willing to pay the prioe.
He refused to pay 116,000 for a seat on
the bench and was told to stand aside for
The People Art Catching; Ou.
A Jury In Ohio has found the Standard
CHI company guilty of conspiracy In re
straint cf trade tnd a Jury 'n New York hs
found the New York Central Railway com
rjanv auiltv of granting rebate to tho
Sugar trust eonU-ary to law. Are the cor.
poratlon lawyers losing their cunning or
are our juries bogtnnlng to find out that
the laws of the country are Intended to
apply to the big as well as to the little
offenders T .
Effect of Seed Cora Gospel.
Iowa Is doing what It can to relieve the
apprehension of J. 3. Hill, who docs not
know where the next generation will get
bread to eat. Vrely by the mora careful
selection of seed corn Iowa haa increased
Ita corn production about 15 per cent. This
careful attention to seed corn Is duo mainly
to the efforts of Prof. Holden, heartily sup
ported by the railroads, who provided him
and his assistant with free "seed corn
gospel trains" which educated farmers all
over the state In better corn culture. There
Isn't much danger that agriculture will
not .adapt itself from time to time to the
neceusltles of the period.
Force of Habile OpIbjIob.
Ban Francisco Chronicle.
A disgusted corporation lawyer In New
York has remarked that "you can't defend
rebate caaes In the present state of public
opinion." It Is not quite clear that he
means to Intimate that corporations have
no show in the courts when the people
are watching them, but It doeo suggest that
he thinks things would run smoothly if
there was leaa Intereat In the proceedings.
The observation is a fine tribute to a force
which some cynics ' have asserted has
cased to exist In this country, and It holds
out tho hope that "public opinion" may se
cure slll greater triumphs In the future
by keeping up the watchful habit which the
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"I never saw -anything like tle human
'ads' to be sww-n In New York sloie wln
iloa" exclaimed a southern woman,
quoted by the Bun. "What I dis.ike about
the exhibits . Is that most of them are
women. There s th oriental-eyed girl who
slta in Turkish coFtume puffing some new
brand of cigarette. . emitting arsbrsque
whiffs from her' mouth; there's the girl
who lets down her glorious hair and holds
out to view nme new Beven Bisters decoc
tion; there's the girl who demonstrates
some up-to-date collar or belt fastener,
and, oh! such a host of others.
"I saw two mighty queer ones recently.
AProadway window Was veritably be
sieged by paswrsby straining to catch a
glimpse of a girl drenched by a shower
bath operating directly above her head.
That shower bath was worse than any
thunder plump Uiat ever drenched Broad
way, but the girl smilingly peeled off a
mackintosh which she wore, and showed
the spectators that her underneath gar
ments were as dry as powder' or a lecture
"Then the other one. A woman In a win
dow In the shopping district makea the as
tonished observer believe she's about to
perform. In theatrical parlance, the great
undressing act. With cool unconcern she
unbuttons, unhook and removes her outer
garments, one by one, and then applies
Somebody's 'Magic Cleaner" and cleans
"But I don't see," concluded the woman
from the south, looking down thought
fully at her polished finger nails, "why
they can't get men and boys to do those
'stunts.' Do you reckon the women psy
better? or get paid less?"
Golf seems to be a fad among New York
Japanese JURt now. With their much ex
ploited capacity for Imitation they catch
the spirit and the art of the ancient and
royal game very quickly, and they go over
the links with the same reckless abandon
and carelessness of consenuencea that
marked their work before- Port Arthur, i
The players In front must look out for
themselves, and of balls flying from the
rear the Japs show supreme contempt.
Three Jap' foursomes and a threesome were
on the Vsn Cortlandt course one afternoon
recently. Among the players were three
old men, threa women and two boys of
14. All were clad In the togs that begin
ners end gallery players deem Imperative
for the links even though they are not
Within a few weeks New Yorkers will
have the benefit of one of the most won
derful electrical Inventions of the ae
the telharmonlc This Is an Instrument
for the transmission of music from a cen
tral keyboard to the homes, hotels, restau
rants and public places of a city.
At a cost of more than $50,000 the central
musical "plant" has been established at a
convenient point In Manhattan. The In
strument Is virtually perfected, and In a
short time. It Is expected, the company
will be ready to offer Its musical wares
to the public. At no great cost the house
holder, flat dweller or restaurant proprie
tor may have a telharmonlc Installed, con
nected by wire with thecentral instrument
of Instruments, And by simply pushing a
button will be able to turn on the music.
The Instrument that will be placed In the
homes Is a small affilr, and can easily be
hidden by a grouping of flowers or potted
pliuatd. Four grades of music will be
available grand opera, pipe organ, or
chestral or piano.
Tests thus far made show that the rich
tones of the central Instrument are pre
served tn transmission, and there Is no
marring of the music by the rasping sound
of the phonograph. The Inventor of rte
telharmonlc and the capitalists who are
backing him are confident that tho Instru
ment will not only have connections with
thousands of homes here, but will soon
be used almost universally by tha restau
rant keepers. '
"The gallant Sixty-ninth" regiment of
the National Guard moved tha other day
from Its old armory at Third avenue and
Seventh 'street, which It has occupied for
a quarter of a century, to a splendid new
building at Lexington avenue, between
Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth streets.
"The finest armory In America," It has
been called. Four mnyors participated
with the "fighting Ninth" Massachusetts
and the First brigade of the New York
Natolnal Guard In the dedication of the
armory. They were Mayor McCleUan, un
der whose father the Blxty-nlnth served;
Mayor John F. Fitzgerald of Boston:
Mayor John T. Duggan of Worcester, and
Mayor James B. Casey of Lowell. A num
ber of battle flags were presented to the
organisation. The 8lxtyninth u a part
of Meagher's famous Irish brigade, which
won laurels at Malvern hill, Antietam and
Fredericksburg. The regiment was reduced
to a remnant at Gettysburg, but after
thirty days' leave marched back with full
companies, which went through the rest of
A striking example ot the tremendous
growth of this city, of how the huge en
terprises of yesterday are dwarfed by the
vaster undertakings of today, Is furnished
by the reconstruction of the Grand Cen
tral station. Seven years ago the present
terminal of the New York Central and
the New Haven systems, at Forty-se-yn 1
street, was completed at a cost of t2.60O.OtK.
It waa regarded aa a magnificent monu
ment to the commercial greatness of the
metropolis, adequate for Its needs for many
decades, Engineers ranked tt among the
beot equipped railroad stations of the
world. And yet, afte" only seven years'
use, this great structure must be torn
down to make way for one of tar vaster
proportions. Never In the history of the
city haa lt growth made necessary the
sacrifice ot a building so large or so
In the progress cf engineering the re
building of this great railroad terminal
will mark a new era. According to the
testimony of experts, no such taik was
ever attempted as that of laying a new
system of tracks without suspending the
operation of the regular passenger trains.
The entire expense of the construction and
equipment of the terminal will be about
$35,000,000, or one-half the annual earnings
of the entire New York. Central system.
With Its thirty express and suburban
tracks It will ba able to accommodate
four Umea the traffic that now pours
through It. It will have twelve miles of
tracks In Its yards. Thirty-five electric
locomotives, each 1. 30 horsepower and
weighing 100 tons, will haul the through
trains In and out. One hundred and twenty
five motor cars, each of 400 horsepower
and weighing fifty-three tons, will be used
to operate the suburban service.
Although the completion of the station
Is expected to take four more yearn, never
theless the public will enjoy many of Its
benefits before that time. According to
the railroad's present plans, the first regu
lar electric trains will be iu operation by
There Is a whole sermon In the retire
ment of Timothy D. Sullivan from oftlen
holding in New York City after twenty
years' continuous activity at the public
patronage erlb. His last Job Is at a con
gressman, but this 1s too esthetic fur his
tantes and Sullivan has decided to resign.
It was his Intention to return to the slat
senate, which is the garden where goldcu
crops arc garnered. But Sullivan opposed
Hears!, tie baa declined. tb aenatursblp.
THE locality in which fur-bearing aninlals arft
taken, the time of year, the : prevailing elf
matid conditions all make a quality difference
in the skins.
This quality-difference is always considered
in selecting skins for Gordon Furs.
' To the broad experience and infinite skill of
expert furriers, as well as to the masterly crafts
manship of high-class tailors, is due the supreme
Jtsk your doalor for
It was really touching to hear Magistrate
Finn talk of Sullivan, when the latter
refused to be a candidate. Finn said:
"Sullivan Is wealthy man. lie made his
money honestly and fairly. He is a man
with an Income now of $1SO,000 a year.
Notwithstanding all our pleadings, he haa
positively declined to accept this nomina
tion." It should be remembered that Sulli
van has only held office and kept a saloon,
and yet his Income Is Immense. In Phila
delphia la cited the case of Israel W. trur.
ham. David Martin and others who grew
fabulously wealthy tn politics.
THE TBKACHEnOW WILLIAMS.
Schuyler Free Lancet We do not be
lieve there la a republican in this county
who will admit that he will vo-.o frr Wil
liams for railroad commlaaloiwr, yet we
suppose there are a few hide-bound ores
who will. They are not tcllint of it, how
ever. Silver Creek Band: Sand feels Justified
In supporting George Horst of Polk c.uonty
for the office of railroad commissioner,
because he has proved himself to ba an
honest man, one whom all his neighbors
admire and swear by. Scratch that man
Williams from off your ticket and give
the vote to George Horst. It will do
Valentine Republican: The Omaha Bee
Is strenuously opposing the election ot J. A.
Williams, one of the republican candidates
for railroad conr.nlssloner. We wouldn't
gamble on the chances of a republican
candidate after he haa been stung by The
Bee. If half of the charges The Bee tnnkes
against Williams ba true, ha ought to La
Beatrice Bun: The rspuall:n tt the
state have branded Judge Williams of
Pierce county, one of their cnl'dates for
railroad commissioner, as a mn unfit to
be entrusted with office, and he will be
defeated. This Is a wholesome thlnn; to do.
The man who is sailing under false crlors
should be defeated, no matter upon what
ticket h is running. When the republican
party rises high enough above ihe mere
matter of getting office to turn out Its
black sheep. It will attract a treat niony
more Independent voters than It will drive
Wlnslde Tribune: We heird Tralto Wil
liams make the assertion bet ra a ciov ed
house In Randolph that r.e hvd n"t been
a candidate for the nomination he got,
that ha had never thought of Such a tl lng
and never heard of It until he 'ot to the
Linden hotel In Lincoln. It would seem
that a man must be craxy lo make such
assertions In the fact of the proof to the
contrary. The, Omaha Bee will probably
get a Mttle more Interested In the intller
and the forthcoming evidence li liable to
retire this man permanently from the
The promoter of the dollar-mark cartoon
Is finding how it feels when somebody else
adapts the style.
It must pain the followers1 ot Hearst and
Murphy to note when they call each other
liars, how everybody believes tjiem.
It would have been Interesting to hear
Speaker Cannon's comments when his auto
mobile waa held up for speeding while on
bis spell-binding tour.
Edwin Lv Kressell, formerly of Leydao,
.iasa., In charge ot the bridge building for
Ins Boeton & Maine railroad, has lived on a
railroad car for twenty years.
An effort Is being mad by the cltlsena
of Spencer, Mua, to got posaewlon of In
birthplace of Ellas Howe, inventor of the
sewing machine. In that city tor the use
of a historic building for the town.
Captain George B. Tyson, the Arctic
explorer, haa died In Washington. For
almost half a century his Ufa waa apent
In the Arctic seas, whale fishing axvd in
search of the pole, the latter being with
tha HaU expedition sent out by the United
BUtea In 1871.
Frank. L. Butterworth, a noted Yale foot
ball player of a few years ago, haa been
nominated for state senator to represent
the Eighth Connecticut district by the re
publicans. Harvard's old-time star half
back, Everett J. Lake of Hartford Is the
republican candidate tor lieutenant gov
ernor of Connecticut. .
Secretaries Root and Shaw will addreea
the Transmlsalsslppl congress, which will
maet In Kansas City, Ma, the latter part
of November. . Secretary Root will apeak
on the recent Pan-American congress In
Rio Janeiro and Secretary Shaw's subject
will be "Financial Problems of the United
F0 OT-SCHULZEMAIDf Sll
This is a picture of a smart loose-fit-ticjj
garment, as comfortabla as it is
Made in several qualities of black Ker.
sey, lined with Muskrat, Hamster, Aus
tralian Opossum or Squirrel.
Full fur lining in the sleeves adds to
the comfort of this . garment, while its
elegance is enhanced' by the .different
harmonizing furs used in the collars.
Prices vary according to the quality of
the furs used, from $45 to $175.
SILVER EJOYIXG A BOOM.
WklM Metal Materially rtednees the
Lead of Oold.
Colorado Is deeply Interested In the won
derful boom In silver which sent the price
up to TO cents an ounce. The explanatloi
of this spurt In silver appears to be tha
while the demand has steadily, thoup.
gradually, grown since 1106, there has.,ri;
no appreciable .Increase In tha productlo
In tha last ten years. While there haa
been a large amount of money Invested In
mining In that period, tt haa gone Into
gold and copper ventures rather than Into
the search for the White metal. The gold
hunt has been stimulated by the adoption
of gold as tha money standard of the gret
commercial countries, while copper has
been a favorite- object of search because
the new uses to which the metal is put
dally have found an apparently Inexhaust
ible market for It.
The price of sliver has atso been stim
ulated by the largely noreased demand
for It as subsidiary coinage In this country
and by the prospects ahead of It in the
countries whosa circulating medium Is all.
ver and copper. Tha greatest of these it
the report that China is about to adopt a
mopey system which will, be Imperial. In
strong contrast with the old system, which
has been for provinces only. The new
Chinese coinage may bo based on silver or
on gold, but in either event the circulating
medium will be silver. Tha Increase In t
commerce or tne woria aemanaing meia'
money for International exchanges has alo
something to do with the buoyant price
of tha white metal While it has been
assumed that the increased production of
gold waa taking care of this, Director of
the, Mint Roberts .haa, recently, compiled
an estimate of the world's supply of gold
money, which Is $160,000,000 less than the
usually accepted estimate. He believes
the amount of gold which haa been di
verted to the art has been understated
to something like this amount. ;
FLASHES OF FIN.
Visitor What are you doing here, my
Convict Time, mum. Baltimore Ameri
"You're not the man I thought you weis
when I married you?" exclaimed Mrs.
"No, my dear," he meekly answered,
"and I'm not the man I thought I was,
either." Chicago' 'Tribune.
Uncle Hayrick What were his terms?
Uncle Corncrib Ef I'm cured I get mv
picture in the papers, an' ef I ain't I gt't
the negative. Puck.
Bess Jess Is celebrating her golden wed
ding. Teaw Tol(ien wedding? Why, phe Just
Bess Yes to a fellow worth three mil
"Oh. George," sighed the lovesick mai
den, "I'm aure I'm not worthy to be your
"Well," replied George, wearily, "I'm not
worthy to le your husband, sr we're Jut
about evenly matched. Philadelphia Led-
"Do you read the fashion magarlnes?"
asked the visitor.
"Yes," answered Mlm Cayenne. "Thev
often give surh valuable hints on what nut
to wear." Washington Star.
THE BACHELOR GIRL.
Bessie Andrews Dann in Designer.
Yes dear, you re inarrl.d hard and faat
While I am fancv free.
Just think of ail the things you miss
That yet may come to me.
You have your husband and your home
Alack, and none have I;
But still fair castles I mny build
That almost reach the sky.
Mr husband may be dark or fair
lie changes every day;
Sometimes his hair la gulden brown,
Tho next 'tis iron gray.
His eyes are black, as dark as night.
Or elae are asure blue;
And for his living le me think
What snail I have him do?
At tlmee he Is a business man.
With but a month for plav;
And then again, with gold galore.
All life a liolldav.
My house, you know. Is not Ilka yours,
But can be moved at will.
And oft Is on a mountain ton.
Oft by a eliady rill.
Or else perched up on a rurged ellft
Where waves dash hlg-h snd break.
Or yet upon a smiling plain
Or by. a sunny lake.
And how we travel, ha and I;
We visit many lands.
While you to your ral fireside
Are chained fcy iron bands..
Then ask me not to change my lot,
Contentedly I roam.
Imagination s fairy realm, '
The unlvorse my burnt, i
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