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11 ie Omaha Daily Bee.
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Prepare now to hear "how It hap
pened." The referendum will next undergo a
referendum to the courts".
The dispatch of pack trains to Cuba
must be taken as proof that the army
has not seen the end of real work
on the Islands.
Theme Cubans who want to fight to
secure annexation to- the United
States should have profited by the
history of other filibusters. .
Our Cuban friends will perhaps no
tice that the surrender of the Utes
Immediately' followed the first visit of
Secretary Taft. to . Wyoming., . w ...
If we can now get through without
any post-election contests the cam
paign of 1906 will go down in history
as unique in more than one particular.
The effort of Texas to reduce Pull
man car rates rpllldes with the' cher
ished idea that residents of the Lone
Star state despise all luxuries of the
After election Is over perhaps Mayor
Dahlman will find time to look into
the "holdup insurance" business as
operated by subordinates of his' ad
ministration As followers of the strenuous life
the Utes may expect a warm greeting
at the White House, but they may
also expect to feel the big stick for
their poor judgment.
Now that Stenslaad has taken
Ilering back with him to the peniten
tiary he may not be bo lonesome, but
his course hag again given a blow to
that ancient fable of honor among
Another thing worthy of note Is that
we have had an election In Omaha
without Importing any special detec
tlve sleuths from Chicago to conjure
up stories of wholesale colonization
Gorky's derision to write a book
on his American experiences is doubt
less the Kiistilan Idea of revenge but
Americana can keep ahead in the
game of vengeance by refusing to
read bis books.
Apathy of southern voters is a sure
Indication of lack of Interest in the
Issues presented, and the result In
that section of the country shows at
least that democrats must get to
gether before t08
For six years It has been annually
recorded . that President Roosevelt
voted over a Chinese laundry. The
persistency of this celestial in contin
uing business at the same old stand
should be rewarded with a Carnegie
hero medal the next time the presi
dent votes. , . . .. .
If half the campaign roorbacks were
founded on the substance of a shadow,
the grand jury might put In a profit
able two or three weeks longer. Past
esperieu.ee, however, has taught that
few of the political yarns spun by the
yellow journal fakirs ever pan out
when subjected to the test.
The figures on the constitutional
guiendjueut 'should give a .fairly ap
proximate Idea of what proportion of
all partita vote straight tickets, ii
Oiay be taken for granted that 00 per
cent of the affirmative vote on the
amendii'vnt In Nebraska this year will
tiML-ai iru!ht rty ballot,
"SMASBIKO Or tRECEDKltTS."
Sensationalists are straining a point
In magnifying the president's "smash
ing of precedents" by visiting Pan
ama. The Panama canal itself and
the existence of the cone across the
Isthmus as a territorial possession of
the IMHed State may be equally said
to smash precedents. It is true that
no president during his term of of
fice has ever set foot on foreign soil,
probably for the sufficient reason that
none has had real occasion to do so.
But If It be conceded that a president
as commander-in-chief of the army
and navy might properly and even
necessarily pursue a foreign enemy
acrosa the boundary, he might even
more profitably pass it for a friendly
visit. At Panama, however, his foot
will not press foreign, but American
soil. And he was himself a few
months ago, cn the trip from New
Orleans to Washington, beyond our
marine jurisdiction continuously for
Several days, or nearly as long as he
will be enroute to the Isthmus.
President Roosevelt's absence from
the seat of government, moreover,
will not be as long as that of Presi
dent Jackson when he visited the
Hermitage in Tennessee, nor cut Pres
ident Roosevelt off from communica
tions anything like as much. In this
day of the wireless telegraph, the
submarine cable and the swift steam
ship, absence at sea or over seas con
stitutes incomparably less disability
than the absences on land within our
own territory which have character
ized the administrations' of nearly all
the presidents. President Roosevelt
Is satisfied that he hears a Call for
public- duty in connection with the
great national work at Panama, and
it would, indeed, be "smashing the
precedents" If he did not go there.
SPKCCLATiyn OJV THE MESSAGE.
It may be that President Rooseveit
returned from his Virginia outing
with a revised draft of his annual
message to congress, but it is doubt
ful whether the various versions of
its contents sent out by Ingenious
Washington correspondents represent
more than intelligent guesses and
speculations. Undoubtedly many of
the points which they enumerate will
be included and' treated, but every
wide-awake observer of events , has
the same basis for forecast as these
industrious theorists. The vital fact
is that the' people of the whole coun
try rest In absolute assurance,
grounded on the president's character
and his record of things done no less
than of things said, that no backward
step will be taken. With the public.
Irrespective of party lines, It goes
without saying that the president will
be steadfast to confirm the great gains
In legislation at the previous mem
orable session of congress for the
equal rule of law over all. great and
small, the most wealthy and powerful
corporation -no- less than the humblest
Individual, and that he will be for
strengthening and perfecting those
laws wherever they may appear to be
Nor is there any more doubt as to
his attitude with respect to the future
that it will be progressive and aggres
sive without shadow of turning. - It
would not be Theodore Roosevelt if
past success, at whatever expense of
energy, should produce sloth, or have
any other effect than to stimulate ef
forts to put through the work he has
begun and carried on so far. In a
word, the whole country Is profoundly
satisfied that what he has been he will
continue to be.
The forthcoming message we may
therefore be sure will be an ample ex
pression touching vital questions of
the president's settled convictions,
ripened by experience, unqualified by
timorousness or the pressure of spe
cial interests, and yet with a clear eye
to practical conditions. He is not ad
dicted to premature exploitation of
official deliverances, but his whole of
ficial career la guarantee to the rank
and file of his countrymen that the
annual communication Boon to be
made .to congress will mark an ad
vance in direct line with Its predeces
sors. LIEVTESAST PEAM'S QUEST-
As a result of Lieutenant Peary's
latest achievement, although he failed
to reach the North pole, only the short
distance of 207 miles remains to be
traversed to the goal of far northern
exploration. Whatever .the, net scien
tific or practical gaiu may be, it Is
safe to predict that this short gap
will be overcome In the not far fu
ture, in spite of formidable difficulties
and hatarda of the frozen north to
which so many, adventurous spirits
have succumbed. The. obstacles and
perils, indeed, are a challenge that
human daring and ambition cannot
and, will not refuse. The problem has
now resolved itself virtually into a
siege in which many men from differ
ent points of attack and with various
plans are gradually pushing forward
toward the Icy citadel. Success may
come by lucky chance to some dash
ing adventurer, but substantial prog
ress making 'such a dash possible is
due to patient and skilled explorers
of the Peary type, whose campaigns
are based on thorough knowledge and
sagacious adaptation of means to the
end as well as on personal intrepidity
As a test of human endurance the
region of eternal snow and storm.
terrifying as It is. Is not today as for
midable as it was three centuries ago
when indomitable Dutchmen first
deeply penetrated it, because the ex-
Scorer now is equipped with facilities
which they did not dream of. , What
Is being accomplished today, however
it mar : appeal to the Imagination, is
not to be compared with the -heroic
teals of the pioneer wfced the 'means
at hand then and now are considered.
Indeed, the exploits even of the most
famous recent polar explorers, fur
nished with every advantage wealth
and strong supporting organization
can supply, are really far less marvel
ous than the unrecorded daring of in
numerable farers beyond the Arctic
circle in our Alaskan possessions.
Nor is there doubt that these des
perate challengers of winter storm, if
it were known or expected that gold
would be found at the pole, would
long since not only have reached it,
but would have established themselves
TIMKLT TIPS FOR OMAHA.
A stranger within our gates in the
person of the editor of the Tribune, a
paper published in Warren, O., evi
dently making his observations with
out blare of trumpets, gives us some
timely tips gathered between trains on
how Omaha may be made to look bet
ter to outsiders. In an article of
friendly criticism he declares that
Omaha is admirably placed that it is
the largest city of the state, that Jt Is
a great railroad center, with every rea
son to expect to be a metropolis prac
tically as well as theoretically. "Yet,"
he declares, "there seems to be some
Happening into the city while an
Epworth league convention, a Horse
show and tome other local gatherings
were being entertained, he was com
pelled to go from one hotel to another
and take whatever accommodations
were offered to him. As a consequence,
he says "Omaha needs hotels."
Another one of his observations on
Omaha is that "its streets are dirty,
rough and bumpy," and his conclusion
that Omaha needs a board of public
service and a health department.
Still another criticism is that the
city is "altogether unbeautlful and un
attractive" to the eye, the corollary
being that Omaha needs a society for
promotion of the City Beautiful.
It goes without saying that the
stranger passing through our gates Is
not here long enough to ascertain that
there have been several unsuccessful
movements to secure the needed new
hotels; that the question of clean
streets and better pavements is com
plicated with an embarrassment of
financial resources; that we have a so
ciety for the promotion of the City
Beautiful that is making fair progress
and pursuing Its work unostenta
tiously. It is a good thing, however, that we
should know where Omaha's weak
points obtrude upon our visitors, pro
vided, of course, that we act on their
hints and try to provide, the remedies.
A Lincoln paper takes exception to
Cplonel Bryan's statement that his
rcther-ln-iaw, Chairman Allen of the
democratic state committee, although
partner of the legal representative
of the Missouri Pacific for Nebraska,
as nothing whatever to do with Mis
souri Pacific business. It calls atten
tion to the fact that Mr. Allen has ap
peared in court more than once to rep
resent his partner in railroad cases.
If Mr. Allen does the work he cer
tainly ought to share the retainer.
The special reporter accompanying
the Bryan train Is becoming philosoph
ical as well as Imaginative. ' He de
clares, "whether it is an awakening or
an undercurrent or the same old curi
osity to hear Bryan is a question for
debate." We submit that this indi
cates an Impaired confidence in Colonel
Bryan's powers of inspiration. Did
anyone ever before hear an admission
on the democratic side that any of
Bryan's crowds came to hear him
merely out of curiosity?
Liverpool cotton buyers refuse to
be Influenced by, the American cotton
raisers demand and the planter is
beginning to see that the best method
of securing higher prices for his sta
ple Is to have it manufactured at
home. With the "race problem" out
of the way tha south would soon be
the stronghold of the protective tariff
The fight for the equitable taxation
of railway terminals for city purposes,
the same as other property, must next
be carried Into the legislature and then
probably into the courts before it Is
finally won. It is an Issue, however,
on which there are no two sides, and
the people should prepare to fight to a
finish for justice.
- Governor Mickey may also be ex
pected to wake up after the election
returns are in and let the public know
what his decision is on the disputed
law points brought out In his hearing
of the impeachment charges against
his Omaha fire and police board ap
pointees. Instead of charging that the recip
ient was a republican, the democrats,
strangely enough, are trying to save
themselves by declaring the Galloway
pass a forgery. It is no forgery at all,
but the real thing, as can be readily
proved If necessary.
If President Fish s memory Im
proves after he leaves the Illinois
Central presidency In the same degree
as that of Joseph Ramsey, jr., the In
tersiaie commerce commission may
look forward to lively sessions.
The president dtdn t shoot any mild tur
keys on his Virginia bunt, but that will
not Induce him to withdraw his Thanks
ot Mah lftn'ai-r.
, ' Cincinnati Enquirer
Point aliirm was howu in Huvitia ov r a
rumor that Jnpun whs gulng to have a w. r
with the United Btatt". Not muih danger
of that. Japan had very fine barking in
Its recent ftght with Huhsiu, but It could
not rely on It as a braner In any diffloulty
whlrh she might have "with the United
"tales not Just yet, anyhow.
If Governor Marnon has mads hinuelf
unpopular la Cuba because he Is trying to
abolish dueling, what will be the fooling
toward him when he requests the Cohan
"soldier" to go to workT
Another War Alarm.
A r-crps of trained women nurses Is re
commended for the srmy. Then, as a
natural consequenre of woman as a min
istering angel among the susceptible mili
tary, will come the formation of Cupid's
A Itefreahlnar Novelty.
The Pennsylvania railroad has deckled
to Increase the wages of all of its em
ployes, effective December 1. It Is a de
cided and refreshing novelty to And a cor
poration taking Interest In the working
man after election.
Pat oa the Brakes.
Brooklyn Eagle. -Two
hundred killed and li.OX) wounded
on our railroads In three months are loo
many. The accident Insurance companies
will be driven out of business at this rato
or would be. If people who hold accident
policies ever were hurt.
Doesn't please the Conrt.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The supreme court of the United States Is
not ready for the simplified spelling order,
more especially for the new spelling of
"through." When the court is "thru" with
the present forms it will give due notice of
Mntnal Admlratloa of the Bills.
New York Sun. '
That unsleeping foe of corporations, the
Hon. Wllllnm Jennings Bryan, booms the
Hon. William Joel Stone, some time sec
retary of the Missouri Health society, for
a second term as a senator In congress
from Missouri. The nolselessness of Gum
Shoe Bill's methods of "sucking eggs" and
his skill In' '"hiding the shells" seem to
be unknown to the peerless.
Food Porer If ot Bo Pretty.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The regulations under which the new pure
food and drug law Is to be enforced promise
that what we are to eat and drink In future
will be more grateful to the atomach, even
If somewhat less attractive to the eye, than
by which we have been nourished and to
some extent poisoned for so many years.
An Improved digestion may compensate to
some extent for any, shock which the ar
tistic sense may suffer when prepared foods
make their appearance unadorned by color
ing matter, for hereafter there will be no
coloring produced' by the use of Ingredients
known to be deleterious to human health.
hrlakaare In ftraveyord Votes.
Some Idea of the effect of personal regis
tration upon the vote of Philadelphia may
be gathered from the figures of the first
fourteen wards. Two years, ago the total
vote returned from these wards was 68,695,
and the republican majority 60.RS7. This
year the total number of qualified voters
registered In these wards Is 41,582. or ,000
less than the alleged republican majority
In 1904. The Fifth ward, which returned
a republican majority of 3.134, proves now
to have but t209 qualified voters, and the
Seventh ward's 6,758 majority shrinks to a
total registration of 8,589. The aggregate
registration In the city, 250,933, Is les by
30,000 than the Vote returned two years
ago. There wit' 'be at least 30.000, therefore,-
of bogus voters, repeaters and myths
who will be unable to respond to the most
eloquent appeals -to "stand by the party"
this year. '
FAMOIS TRIAL RECALLED.
Bapreme Event la the Life of the Late
The sudden death of Judge Gary In Chi
cago, after a continuous service on the
bench of forty-three years, serves to re
call the fact that even In republics soma
men attain a position of mastery' over
the community which continues them In
responsible place through all the strange
vicissitudes of politics. Judge Gary was
first elected In 1863 and served as a judge
up to the day of his death. He was
usually nominated by both parties, but
even when this did not happen. It was
taken for granted that he would be elected
and he always was.
The supreme event In Judge Gary's long
Judicial career was the trial of the Hay.
market anarchists In 1886. It was of
course a trial which made the most of
the deep-seated differences between
Americans. On the one side were men
who held that the anarchists were being
tried for their opinions; that through
them the freedom of speech was being
attacked by the element which distrusted
popular Institutions. On the other was
the sentiment that they were bloody as
sassins who were seeking to Introduce
Into America the Idea of Russian nih
ilism. Under the circumstances It could not
be but the rulings of the presiding Judgj
would be closely watched and the least
bias would be narrowly noted. Judge
Gary ruled fairly, but he ruled fearlessly
and practically took his life In his hand.
When the anarchists were convicted he
sternly sentenced them to death. He was
attacked fiercely as a tool of the aristo
crats, but kept silence. Only once dl-1
he break it and that was many years
after the trial, when he wrote a ma glial
article dealing with the case. In which he
expressed his conviction that the an
archists were properly punished, "not for
opinions, but for abhorrent deeds." In
sentencing Spies, Parsons and their com
rades he used this language:
"Each man has a full right to advo
cate by speech or print such opinions as
suit himself, but If he propones murder as
a means of enforcing them, he puts his
own life at stake; and no clamor about
free xpeech or evils to be cured or wrongs
to be redressed will shield htm from the
consequences of his crime. His liberty Is
not a license to destroy."
This sounds brave and It was brave,
but It must be remembered that the an
archists were poor and contemptible,
though dangerous members of the com
munity. When we witness the spectacle
of a man who almost as clearly counseled
violence as Paraon and from whose ad
vice one dastardly crime did Indirectly
arise offering himself for ruler of a great
state, we cannot but feel that the an
rrchlBta muds a mistake In not Disking
their propaganda broad enough. With
money and circulation and the appearance
of being defenders of the people against
tyranny they might have achieved as great,
und as safe a position as Hearst. But
they combined In themselves the legis
lative and executive functions of anarchy.
They wrote and distributed the law of
murder and Ihey fashioned and distributed,
the Instruments of death. They shoult
I have divided their functions; the party
making public opinion should have sepa
rated Itself from the faction which hurled
the bombs. Then they might all have es
caped and confirmed their work of reform
ing stMiety by terrorising It.
Mr. Arthur Brisbane Is a great deal wiser
and shrewder man than Parsons H"-st
lis a smarter Individual :hu Hi.ea,
' THIS JAPS THK t'O AST.
Basis of the lll-Feellaat Jlaalfestea at
Hon. Victor It. Metcalf. secretary of
commerce and labor. Is In San Francisco
s a representative of Presl-lent Roosevelt
for the purpose of Investigating the ac
tion of the sehool board In excluding Jap
a new children .from the public schools
wherein white children are taught. This
action caused the Japanese government to
lodge a protest In Washington, claiming
that Its treaty rights were violated. In or
der to secure first hand Information regiird
Ing the esse Mr. Metcalf, a Callfornlan,.
was sent to the coast and the fnquliy he
Is prosecuting will supply the necessary
facts on which the cabinet may base Its de
cision. The significance of the action of the Pan
Francisco school board Is not readily under
stood at a distance because Inland cities
s re not calld upon to grapple with the In
flux of Oriental Immigrants that afflict
cities on the Pnclflc coast. In San Frsn
clsco the policy of the school bosrd. It Is
explained. Is not exclusion, but segrega
tion. Separate schools are to be provided
for Japanese children. The reasons prompt
ing this policy are explained bv Ira E. Ben
nett, a San Francisco correspondent. In a
letter to eastern papers.
Mr. Bennett says the agitation against
the Japanese Is becoming more general and
Intense. San Francisco Is Its center. While
labor unions are the strongest opponents
of the Japs, the agitation Is by rn mn
confined to organised labor. "The cbl-f
point of friction." says the writer. "Is for
the moment confined to the use of the pub
lic schools. Unlike the Chinese, the Japs
are quick to seise upon every opportunity
to acquire English. Most of them are young
men, even boys, and they have entered the
schools here In great numbers, rrewdlng
out white children In some esses. Parents
object to the association of half-grown or
even fully grown Orientals with their
children, and cases are cited with more or
less evidence to prove that vicious habits
have been acquired by Amerlcsn youth
through this contact.
"The young Japanese who are using the
American schools as a means of acquiring
English maintain themselves by waiting on
table, scullery work, and as valets, etc.
Few of theni are able at first to do any
work which comes Into direct coninetltlon
with American labor. The rough laborer,
the railroad digger. Is another kind of Jap,
and there are some of these on this coast,
but they are not numerous. Gangs of them
are employed In Washington. Oregon.
Idaho, Utah and Nevnda. but the Jap who
corned to California Is a different sort. He
Is a dapper, acute, oily chap, who knows
exactly what 'he wants nnd how to get It
quickly. He Joins a "gospel soelety," and
by the artifice of trying to studv the white
man's God and doing the white man's
chores he manages to obtain ?n English
education without cost. The white people
who re'olee when a heathen soul Is re
deemed are only too glad to air! one of these
young fellows. They feed him on sacred
literature and patiently assist him In Ms
studies. A little later, when he hss ob
tained what he wanted, they are grieved
to find him Just as devout a Buddhist or
Shlntolst as ever. '
"The day has gone by when tho people
of this coast admired jthe Jnpunese. At
first they welcomed them, after an un
pleasant experience with the Chinese. Now,
odd as It may seem, the Chinese are not
so unpopular as the Japs. Neither oriental
Is a favorite, but If Califomlans were com
pelled to choose between them, they would
prefer the Chinaman. Th Chinaman Rocks
by himself, and never "butts In" where he
Is not wanted. His, vices affect himself,
but the white is rarely contaminated. He
is usually a man of his word, nnd after
making a hard bargain he will keep It.
He does not quarrel with outsiders. His
hatchet and pistol are exercised almost ex
clusively In his own highbinder scraps,
which concern the whites not at all.
"The Jap, as he Is found and developed on
this coast. Is often a trickster, quarrel
some, totally unreliable, and otherwise of
fensive. Perhaps the stories of immoral
ity which are current here should bo taken
with a pinch of salt, but there Is no doubt
that the Jap in an American community
Is far from being the quaint, cleanly,
honest, smiling little fellow he Is pictured
to be at home. There Is enough of the
Malay In him to keep him at cross pur
poses with the white man at all times.
The leas said of the Japanese women who
infest Ban Francisco the better.
"Japanese Immigration did not become a
serlcua matter until about the time of the
Spanish War. Japanese laborers were im
ported into Hawaii, but they did not como
to this coast in large numbers. At first
the Hawaiian sugar planters were delighted
with the little brown men. They thought
they were Ideal laborers, until the camps
became little hells on earth with conti
nental squabbles. As the Japs Increased
In number they became Insolent, and mad-
lire unbearable for the Portuguese and
other laborers. Now the Hawallans are
anxious to get rid of the Japs, who are
pouring In and making themselves exceed
ingly offensive. Since the 'Russo-Japanese
war the little men are very conceited. It
Is no uncommon thing in Hawaii, and even
In California, to hear a Jap boast that the
Americans dare not exclude him. He Is
sure his country could whip the United
States or any other country.
"The Immigration reports show that over
11.000 Japanese entered the United States
In 16, and the number arriving In 1906
will greatly exceed that figure. More than
half of the Japs came under the flag at
Hawaii. As no account Is kept of passen
gers arriving from Hawaii, It Is Impossible
to tell what proportion of the 6.600 Japanese
arriving at Hawaii last year continued
their Journey to California. The number
was very large. This yesr the Japanese
entries by way of Hawaii have been larger
than ever before. Every steamer from the
Islands brings Its contingent of the brown
men, sometimes several hundred at a time.
"The time lias not arrived when hostile
demonstrations are msde against the Jap
anese, but It Is sure to come, In the opinion
of the people of the coast, If the Immigra
tion Is not lessened. Muttertngs sgslnst the
Japs resemble those which preceded the
outbreak against the Chinese years ago.
The greatest resentment Is expressed by la
boring men and those representing them.
These people pay no attention to "interna
tional comity" and "treaty obligations."' If
they think a foreigner, and particularly an
oriental. Is working for less wages than
themnlve they are likely to try to rem
edy the situation by the most convincing
argument known to them, which Is corporal
punishment and threats of death. Poesibly
the feeling Is most Intense In those labor
ing people who are themselves recently
from foreign lands.
"Many of the leading citliens of this
coast believe that the time has nearly ar
rived when the Japanese must be excludrd,
and for the same reason. They believe the
the Japanese are evading the contract
labor laws In many canes. And even If the
contract Isws are strictly enforced, they
believe tiie Jspanese will continue to come,
under the system of assistance. The Jup,
like the Chinaman, will work for wages
upon which a white man would starve.
It Is true that the Japs already here have
demanded good wages, nearly as high as
thOHe paid to the whiles for similar work,
but under the competition of their own
countrymen they would reduce their demands."
There Is little question that th slsndar.lt
of old-fashioned business honesty and In
tegrity have been lowered during this ae
of fortune hunting aid the ever-growing
I mania to get rich quick. Industrial con
ditions have been greatly changed; Instead
I of a multitude of small shops each handling
lone particular line, there Is the modern
j department store where anything from a
ln to a threshing nmchlne may be bought
at prices that quickly eliminate the small
; dealer; Instead of a multitude of shoe
; makers each making shoes and boots com
plete, there are the great shoe factorlea
employing armies of men. each running a
machine or making one particular part of
I in? snue. i ne nine i-unuiuuim nisi-i,. w
nearly every manufacturing ana cuiiuiici
clal Industry. What we hnve gslned In
cheaper articles we have lost In well
balanced men. Formerly there was plenty
of opportunity for the Investment of email
savings In small but prosperous business
where It could be carefully watched and
where the small Investor would get a good
Interest on his money and also a growing
value In his Investment. Now It Is a dif
ficult thing for the small Investor to so
Invest his funds and as a consequence he
Is an easy victim to the alluring entice
ments of get-rlch-qulck swindlers who offer
enormous (estimated) profits In Mexican
plantations, mining schemes, oil wells, te
finerles, etc. Millions of dollars are thue
lost annually, but the crop of suckers con
stantly grows larger. Flaming advertise
ments appear In reputable papers and In
some financial Journals as well, the backers
of which know nothing and apparently
oar less about the reliability of
j the advertiser so long as he pays
the bills promptly nnd advertises gen
erously. Nor are such Journals averse lo
printing fsvorable reading notices written
by the swindlers themselves, but appear
ing In the paper not as an advertisement
but as written by someone connected with
the paper. Such swindling Is compared to
j the numerous medical quacks that prey
upon the bodily Infirmities of the Ignorant
sufferers and speedily grow wealthy and
favored of society and the church because
of their Ill-gotten loot.
The spirit of reform now happily abroad
In the land should evolve a method of
supervision safeguarding the Incorporation
of companies and safeguarding the people
from all such swindles, and there ought b
be such supervision and such strict account
ing and penalties that these forms of
swindling should become dangerous.
There must be some speculative features,
but the public Is entitled to fully under
stand the situation, nnd If there Is a loss,
to know that It is an honest loss.
General Sir Ian Hamilton, who may suc
proceed Ixird Kitchener as commander-in-
chief In India, has been wounded In almost
every action In which he has taken part.
Henry B. F. MacFarlnnd and Henry I
West, two cf tho three commissioner who
nre at the head of the municipal govern
ment of Washington, were both newspaper
men when they were appointed.
George R. Peck, the general counsel of
the St. Paul road. Is one of the few men
In tho United States who refused to go to
the United States senate. He was ap
pointed once and would not take the place.
Oren Root, a nephew of the secretary of
state, while scarcely over 30 year of age.
was recently appointed vice president of
the Metropolitan Street Railroad company
of New York. Root started at the bottom
of the ladder.
A close friend of Senator Lodge is re
sponsible tor the rtatement that the Massa
chusetts statesman for yearn 'has received
an Income from his literary efforts far In
excess of his salary as senator. He has
written on more phases of American history
than any other man In public Ufo.
Pleasant Porter, chief of the Creek In
dians, Is president of the Indian Central
railroad. It la capitalised at 115,000.000 and
contemplates the construction of 460 miles
of railroad In the Indian Territory and
Oklahoma within the next two years. He
Is the only Indian chief at the head ot a
James J. Hill Is to turn literary critic
Recently he offered $8,000 to firmers writing
the best essays on agrlcultunJ subjects.
The essays have been reviewed by Prof.
Thomns Shnw and Prof. Hooverstadt. Mr.
Hill, however, requested that prises be
withheld and not finally awarded until he
oould peruse the essays.
J. Plerpont Morgan's Intimate friends de
clare that he does not look a day older
than he did ten years ago. He believes
that the annual trips he takes have a won
derfully rejuvenating effect on his physical
snd mental being. "I find." he anld re
cently, "that I can do a year's work In
nine mdnths, but that I can't do twelve
months' work In a year."
S10. $12.50 and S15.
$350, $450, $550 New Sample Pianos for. .$215, $235, $250
$G50 almost New Steinway Pianos for $400
$450 almost new Vone & Rons Pianos for $250
$400 almost new Hospe Pianos for $250
$350 almost new Kimball Pianos for $225
$400 almost new Emersou Piano for .$175
All in Hie November Sale
$10 SENDS ONE HOME
$5, $6, $7 AND $8 A MONTH PAYS THE BILL.
It's a fact becoming firmly fixed in the publicmind that the ;
most economical way to get a piano is to go to Hospe 's store and !
buy it.. .
The new pianos that we are selling at $125, $135 and $1C5
will compare favorably with pianos that would cost you $175,
$200 and $250 elsewhere. . .
Don't delay longer. Now is a good tune to buy a piano.
A. HOSPE; CO;
1513 Douglas Street.
roL i.o rat aid.
noverameat Moves to Beeever Vali
hie Miaeral Property.
President Roosevelt's Instructions lo lh
Iepartment of Justice to bring proserulior
sgalnst the men who have committed t
foul land frauds along the line of the 1 nicl
Pacific railroad, and further to bring pij
ceedlngs for the recovery of th stole!
j land", Is cession for renewed satlstnctloi
at the aggressive and unwearying woii
of his administration. It was a certtlnty
j of course, that he would order prosecution;
If there was sufficient basis for them. Iu
the action now shows that the Interstan
Commerce commission and the Investigate
for the Department of the Interior h.v.
done their work well. Prosecutions ut i
j President Roosevelt's administration y:t
not "grand stand" plays, but earnest r
forts to get substantial results In the forn
1 of Justice.
The offenses of the land thlevee have be te'
.1. ...... ii . . . .. . - r
,i.t-h m uetaii neretorore. iror aomct
what similar frauds a number of men ar
now In Paelflo coast penitentiaries. In thi
j present case the offense wa aggravate
ecause it was. part of a scheme to bullj
up a powerful monopoly control of th
A few years ago there would have berH
a false sympathy expressed In many auarJ
lers for the offenders In this case, and
powerful Influence would have been e.
erted for their protection. Now all thai
Is changed. The sympathisers are ashamed
to express their feelings, and th old fornn
of Influence hsve become ridiculously iin-t
Herein lies genuine progress In marked
contrast to the howllngs of the political
Tess Miss de Mulr Is such
creature, Isn't she?
Jei-IX)n't you believe It
S3.... 1 4
vny she has more gus chasing around
ttt2" ""y 0,m"r lrl I know.-phlladeli
BtteitT"0U b"'ve tn survival of tlis
"Well," answered Senator Sorghum. "I
suppose I am like most people In that re
spect My opinion depends a rood deal on
how fit I happen to lie feeling myolf."
Rivers fin the newspaper llne Would yoj
write It "under the clrcumstancrs" or "lil
the circumstances?" 1
Brooks (ditto) Neither one. Make lj
"considering the circumstances." You worn
on space, don't you?" Chicago TilbunejU
"Well," said the tiresome fellow, "there
no doubt about the truth of that old say?
lug, 'The more we get the more we want.' 'I
"lei replied ftharp. "but It also wotkj
the other way. The more we want the less
we get."-Phlladt;lphla Press.
"I think barbers, a a rule, ought to be
preferred to men of other professions as
ward executives." .
"And, pray, why barbers?" I
"Because they are men who are accusl
tomed all the year round to working at thl
polls." Baltimore American. I
"Was your expedition a success?"
"Entirely so." answered the Arctle e
"But you didn't reach the north pole."
"No; but I rearhed the editors and ths
readera." Washington Star.
1-awyer In regard to the merits of this
case. Is your mind entirely free from preju
dice or bias?
Talesman HuhT '
Lawyer We'll accept this Juror, your
honor. Chicago Tribune,
"They tell me there are several Interest
ing romances connected with thai sky
scraper over there."
"I'm not surprised. It seems to be full of
Stories." Cleveland Plain DeaJen.
THE DISCOXTK2IT1CD MAN.
Minna Irving, in Leslie's Weekly.
He wooed and won a pretty girl
With hair of shining gold; '
She loved him with a lovalty
Quite touching to behold.
But other people's wives ha used
Approvingly to scan,
And growl and grumble at his own
The discontented man. .
His business proepered every day,
Another store he leased;
He bought a house and motor-car,
His bank account increased.
But still he wore a gloomy face
"While Jones Is In the van
My trade la going; back," exclaimed
The discontented man.
His children In and out of school
Were well behaved and bright;
They reached the head of every class
And studied day and night
"It didn't take me half so long
To learn what I began
I wasn't such a dunce," complained
The discontented man.
He went abroad, and viewed unmoved
The Rhine's majestic flow.
The snowy splendor of the Alps,
The matchless lakes below.
"I want to get a steamer home
Aa quickly as I can:
Tli eras nothing here worth seeing,"
Th discontented man.
At last he left his earthly cares
To mount the starry skies
And knock upon the yearly gates
That lead to Paradise;
And though to filruj the portala wide
St, Peter nimbly ran,
"You're long enough about It," said
The discontented man.
Onb you own a
coat, you will five it the hardest
service ever required of any fir
ment. Kenreljn coats are built
and guaranteed for that kind of
work, dressy for. fair days, yet
rain-proof, and td hold their shape
as lonf as worn.
Ixpsrt sapsrvltlsa. frsqust Isipeetles.
suarQtt4 BarfecUoa Is svsrr otisll wsrj
Impossible before eur fstr srslssa
Its enomous scale f eeerstlse was rr
fsctes. share this superiority. Latsst siyls boos.
Iran tks dsslsr bs sells Kssreigs Oosis
or trsm v '
CMlonCt, - . NEW YORK
THE OEIIHETT CO.MHY
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