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Omaha Daily Bee
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ls matter
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Pundny Bee, one year ?'
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rnlly Ite (Includlni Sunday), per week..1nc
1'nlly Bee (without Sunday), ler week..loc
ICvonlng Hee (without Sunday), per week lc
Kvening Bee (with Sunday), per week. .10
Address complaint! of Irregularities In de
livery to City Circulating Department.
Omaha The Bee building, i
South Omaha City Hall building.
'ounrll Muffs 10 Pearl street,
''hlrago 1640 Unity building. .
New York-16n Home I.tfe Ins. building.
Washington fll Fourteenth street.
Communications relating to news and ertl
turiRj matter should be addressed: Omaha.
ee, I-idl torlnl Department.
Remit by draft, express or postal order
payable to The Bee Publishing company.
Only i-cent stamps received as payment or
rnall accounts, personal checks, except on
Omaha or eastern exchanges, not accepted.
Stale of Nebraska, Douglas County,
Charles C. Roaewater, general manager pt
The R Publishing companv, being duly
worn, says that the actual number of full
and complete copies of The Dally, Morning,
Kvenlng and Sunday Bee printed during thr
monin or LK-tober, 19o, was as louow:
1 30,660
1 30,800
1 30300
17 30,830
H 30.930
f ....30,760
T .....30,300
. ( 30,070
10 30,730
11 30,900
12 30,730
, .31,330
, .30,850
, .30.8SI0
34 30,830
21 31,870
J( 31.410
IT 31.70
1 1 30,870
21 31,800
30 31,110
II 31,110
13 31.08J
14 30,800
12 31,440
16... 33,000
Total a..
Less unsold copies...
Net total sales ...950,337
Daily average 30,859
General Manager.
Subscribed It my presence and sworn to
before me this 1st day of November. IM.
(Seal.) M. B. HUNGATE,
Notary Public,
Subscribers leaving; the) elty tem
porarily should have The Bee
mailed to thesa. Address will be
Indictment of shippers at Kansas
City may indicate that the railroads
have Joined the government in its ef
fort to see that no guilty man escapes.
Wall street seems less satisfied with
Governor-elect Hughes since it learns
that the antics of Mr. Hearst has not
scared him away, from his ideas of
duty.' . -i ;
In the death ' of a Pennsylvanlan
killed by a darning needle in the dress
of his sweetheart the ."new woman"
scores a point in the contest with her
"domestic" sister. '
The divorce congress apparently be
lieves that divorces will br fewer if
discordant couples are required to pa
rade their family skeletons before
their acquaintances.
Omaha is about to entertain the
conventions of several state associa
tions. Omaha will soon have to have
a standing entertainment committee
for continuous service.
vlance at the official estimate for
Improvement appropriations
b.vjves that recent resumption of traffic
on the Miscourl river has not produced
the detsired effect on the engineer corps
of the War department.
Those Cuban generals who made it
possible for insurgents to retain horses
stolen from farmers must have been
counting on the use of cavalry in the
, next presidential "election."
Pittsburg may discover that its pres
ent reign of terror is the natural re
sult of the Influx of alleged "private
detectives" called to that city by the
necessities of its famous divorce cases.
' The incapacitating of the electric
lighting plant would suggest that our
next franchise grant should be for a
double electric lighting service, which
is needed worse than a double tele
phone service.
With a new armor plate factory
started in Pennsylvania, the Navy de
partment may be compelled to divide
Its next award in three parts unless
the managers "get together" before
bids are submitted.
Trust the indicted cattle barons to
employ high-priced lawyers who will
find hole for them to crawl out of, if
there are any holes in the statutes.
The little land fencer can plead guilty
and pay the penalty.
' The postmaster at Lincoln has ap
propriated to himself without credit
the recommendation of the postmaster
at Omaha for public school instruction
in the correct way of addressing let
ters. Perhaps, however, our own post
master got the idea from some one
elbe in the first place.
Standing Candidate Hearst has been
banqueted by his associates on the
tjeket. They ought to be willing to
pay that much tribute, considering
that Hearst put up all the money for
the campaign only to be defeated,
while they got the benefit of It by
being elected.
' Not only the Real Estate exchange,
but all the other Omaha business or
ganisations, should prepare to back
up the fight for the taxation of rail
road terminals for city purposes. The
successful outcome of this movement
. means more for the reduction of taxes
and Improvement of the service ren
dered by our city government than
4 olbot one thing.
The election of another legislature
with overwhelming republican major
ities In both house and senate Indi
cates that the people of Nebraska pre
fer to look to the republicans to cure
the maladies that require legislative
treatment. The fact that these ma
jorities' will not be quite so large In
the coming legislature as in the lait
is no sign whatever of any great re
vulsion to the democratic-populist
fusion. In fact, with that single ex
ception, the republican preponderance
has never been more marked. The
political division of the two legislative
houses for the past dozen years has
been as follows:
Senate. House.
Year. Rep. Kus. Rep. Fus.
1907 2
1906 S3
1903 23
1901 19
1S 22
1897 7
The majority by which the repub
licans will control will, of course, im
pose upon them the full responsibility
for legislation and make the party ac
countable to the people for the results.
It should facilitate the election of a
L United States senator and thus pre
vent it from becoming a disturbing
factor in the work of lawmaking. The
personality of the legislature war
rants the expectation that it 'will grap
ple with the most pressing problems
and reach satisfactory solution, espe
cially in the redemption of the plat
form pledges on which the party went
before the people. Should there be
any signs of backsliding among the
legislators the people will look to the
new governor to keep them In line and
make good the party's promise of a
square deal for all.
For two or three days now the presi
dent has been as completely outside
the territorial jurisdiction of the
United States as he will be during his
Panama trip, and even more cut off
from communication than he will be
on tho isthmus Itself, and yet the ma
chinery of the government operates
as smoothly and effectively as it would
if he were in Colorado or at Oyster
Bay, if not in the White House Itself.
And precisely when the situation is
thus reached, in anticipation of which
the doctrinaires and sensationalists
have for weeks been splitting hairs, the
debate over "disability" practically
ceases, the whole subject being seen
by everybody to have under the cir
cumstances no practical pith or mo
ment. The presidential succession for all
pertinent contingencies 1b In fact thor
oughly provided for by the constitu
tion and laws and by the common
sense of those in whose, hands rests
Its direction. The vice president, or
after him a series of cabinet officers,
is legally designated, each in his turn
so that in no event is there possibility
of iack of substantial executive con
tinuity. Meantime the president is perform
ing a public duty, than which no offi
cial act could be more appropriate,
namely, impressing upon the attention
of the country the vital importance
of the interocean waterway and in
fusing new energy into the work of
its construction.
The decision of the Department of
Justice to proceed against the Stand
ard OU under the Sherman anti-trust
act is to be taken as marking in some
respects the most serious effort of the
government against great corporation
combinations in restraint of trade. It
follows protracted investigation and
preparation for the test of strength
between public authority and the most
formidable of all the trusts.
The Standard OH combination was
enabled to crush 'competitors mainly
by transportation discriminations. By
forcing a system of stifling rebates
in its own favor it had in effect beeu
built into an irresistible monopoly be
fore the enactment of the interstate
commerce law in 1889 and before re
bates had been legislatively penalized,
but by that time It had acquired such
influence In railroad transportation
that the natural anti-rebate luws were
evaded and nullified Indirectly almost
as completely as by the original sys
tem of direct rebates. And It has been
demonstrated by the recent Investiga
tions of the Interstate Commerce com
mission and the Department, of Com
merce that these methods were con
tinued even after enactment of the
rate laws at the lust session of con
gress. It has, however, already
stopped Innumerable . discriminations
manipulated in favor of the Standard
Oil. and relentless execution of ,the re
bate amendments is in progress lo
prevent new evasions and stop what
may remain of the old.
But the government Is now grappling
with the essential peril of this monster
combine, wnicn still exists utter so
much progress in abating the fatal
rebate evil by which it was built up.
As a conspiracy it has been left in a
dominating position by its marketing
agencies and by control of refineries,
pipe lines, oil fields, etc. It operates
notoriously and as shown by Irre
fragable proof brought out in recent
trials la Ohio and Missouri through
a multiplicity of local and even for
eign corporations, all In fact controlled
by the New Jersey corporation, as
mere parts and means of one purpose
to restrain trade. The national gov
ernment now proposes to go to the
root of the question whether such an
organization can be brought within
the Sherman anti-trust law declaring
Illegal "every contract, combination '.n
the form of trust or otherwise, or con
spiracy in restraint of trade or com
merce: among the several slates or
with foreign catljus," and all persons
mm i'ui imrai uuis piiKHKn inprt'in pun
ishable and liable to interference by
Injunction and other remedies. More-
lover, both civil action for damages
and criminal prosecutions sre provided
I for persons who "shall monopolize, or
combine or conspire with any other
person or persons, to monooliie any
part of the trade or commerce among
the several states or with foreign na
tions." Obviously, if the Standard Oil csn
be successfully prosecuted under this
act, its prluw movers and agents pun
ished, the "trust" dissolved and its
constituent corporations enjoined, sub
jected to penalties and prevented from
acting in illegal concert, then few of
the many formidable corporation trade
conspiracies can withstand the na
tional authority acting under laws al
ready on the statute book. The strug
gle will necessarily raise constitutional
Issues not yet Judicially settled as to
what interstate commerce compre
hends, beyond the transportation
phase, and will carry far forward this
historic movement for equal rights and
equal opportunities in trade and in
The Pullman company's resolution
to Issue a stock dividend of $35,000,
000 accumulated surplus is nothing
more nor less than a watering of stock
to that extent, capitalizing an earning
capacity on the basis of arbitrary
charges with disregard of their rea
sonableness or cost of service. It is
in fact the culmination of a notorious
series of stock watering operations
whereby the capitalization had already
been swollen from 11,250,000 to $74,
000,000. By 1893 it had reached
136,000,000 by declarations of stock
on surplus, after 8 per cent regular
dividends and enormous appropria
tions for improvements had been made
out of profits. In 1898. In addition
to 8 per cent, a cash dividend of 20
per cent was paid and also a stock
dividend, raising the total to $54,000,
000: Then the next year its sole Im
portant competitor, the Wagner com
pany, was absorbed on a stock basis
of $20,000,000. Since then the
charges have been such as to pay the
regular dividend of 8 per cent, and
now to accumulate, over and above
vaBt betterments from net earnings In
the meantime, a sheer cash surplus
of $35,000,000, which, If divided in
stock, will expand the capitalization to
$109,000,000, on which the design is
to compel the public to continue to
pay regularly 8 per cent dividend, with
repetition of the surplus profit proc
ess. ,
To all intents and purposes the Pull
man company is a monopoly, drawing
Its revenues mainly from travel
across state lines, and while levying
arbitrary tribute upon the public ob
stinately shirking its share of the pub
lic burden of taxation. This stock
watering performance, almost simul
taneous with the going Into effect of
the new rate law, and bearing vitally
on present and future charges, would
seem to make the time ripe for ap
plying those provisions of the amended
Interstate commerce law which make
sleeping car companies common car
riers within its meaning and subject
them to all its provisions regarding
reasonableness of charges and the au
thority of the national commission to
"fix rates," especially since the Pull
man monopoly has semi-offlclally an
nounced its denial of the validity of
those provisions and its purpose to re
sist their enforcement.
The Commercial Travelers' Anti
Trust league, under the presidency of
William Hoge, Is getting busy again
in the work of boosting Colonel Bryan
Into the presidential chair. This is
the same organization that was par
ticularly conspicuous in arranging for
the Madison Square Garden reception
to the distinguished returned traveler.
Its latest scheme is to create a com
mittee of 5,000, each member to con
stitute himself a traveling agent for
, the dissemination of Bryan literature
with railroad fare and traveling ex
penses paid for by their employers.
Should Colonel Bryan ever reach the
White HouBe, Mr. Hoge will certainly
be entitled to something good at his
hands or an office that pays equally
It Is quite possible that one great
advantage not counted on will result
from the voting of a franchise for a
second telephone system in Omaha.
What object can there be now for
either the old telephone company or
the Independent telephone interests to
maintain a lobby at Lincoln to influ
ence legislation the coming winter? If
the election here sha'l result In ex
tinguishing the telephone lobby at the
capital It will help along a grjat re-
! form.
j In the nieautime Uovernor Mickey
ha those impeachment charges pre
ferred against his police board ap
pointees securely concealed in his in
side pocket. The law says In so many
words that the governor shall proceed
"within a reasonable time" to investi
gate the complaints and render a de
cision u ion them. But what's the law
between friends?
Should Russian officials generally
follow the plan of the Mosoow prefect
who killed a man caught throwing a
bomb at him, revolutionists might be
driven to a more civilized mode of
warfare a consummation most de
voutly to be wished.
Pity the poor Hurllngiou road.
Down In Missouri It Is trying to prove
in court that its earnings have shrunk
so tbat It cannot posbibly pay divi
dends if its rates ate reduced by a
hair's breadth, and up her la Ne
! braska It Is enjoining the collection of I
taxes. alleRing that to pay on the same ,
! basis that other people do would con- ' ""''' " "" ' "
' nscste Its property If not throw It Into j A '"Ts'Vhc latest in,v.
I bankruptcy. No one has noticed, how- ' nn abroad In New Yoik. run in cntinn
I ever, that the dividends are suffering ,l0" with the day and night bank mi Kifth
appreciably. ' '' 'avenue und Kurty-fourth turret. Since llm
J 'I bhiik started the managers found that a
1 . '., C T, '.'W.'" .. 'number of dcp,.t Itors were a little chary
I When the National Wine Growers I nf .,. , , Bflfr
association assembles to adopt rules
to comply with the pure food law the
committee on nomenclature will be
. . , . . , .
glad people have long since ceased
looking for "port" wine from over the
Members of the last Duma who
signed the Vlborg manifesto will be
considerably surprised to learn that
they gave the only practical co-operation
to the government in its efforts
to exclude them from the next house.
Va Rernon for Cold Feet.
Washington Post.
The treasury of the United States an
nounces that there Is now In circulation
over 12.000.000,000. Consequently, finan
ciers should not attribute attacks of cold
feet to poor circulation.
Normal Heart Action.
Washington Herald.
A Nebraska congressman has returned
11,900 salary, and the fact that the ser-geant-at-arms
Is still alive to tell the
tale Indicates that gentleman's heart ac
tion to be perfectly normal and healthy.
Overcome by Shame.
Chicago Record-Herald.
Somebody Is offering a reward of $5,000
for the capture of a man who Imper
sonated a Pittsburg millionaire. The fact
that the impersonator Is hiding Indicates
that he is not completely lost to shame.
The Mmm tor the Place.
Chicago Chronicle.
Provisional Governor Magoon continues
to show that he Is the man for the piano
in Havana. The complaints of the liberals
that he has not appointed them all to
office and turned the other crowd out is
one of the best indications that he Is
righteously administering his office. Tiie
howls of disappointed office seekers are
a tribute to his firmness arid discretion.
Another Japanese Grievance.
Philadelphia Record.
Another grievance has been added to the
Japanese complaints over the San Fran
cisco to eat Japanese cookery whether It
keepers complain that their business la
boycotted by the white Inhabitants. But
the treaty with Japan does not make It
compulsory upon the people of San Fran
cisco to eat Japanese Cookery whether it
agrees with their taste or not. Our Jap
anese friends are rather exacting.
Canned Mnslc Iter to 8ny. ;-
Chicago Chronicle.
"Canned music" Is the designation ap
plied to the melody which Is obtained
from phonographs, mechanical piano play
ers and similar 'devices by a gentleman
who Is a bandmaster and consequently
prejudiced. Tha-; rest of us will testify
that this "canned music is a good deal
better In every way than the efforts of
a great many amateur ' musicians and
some professionals. It is too late to ery
out against the music machines. They
have come to' stay and they have earned
the right to do .so.
Illinois Central Management.
Springfield 'Offass.) Republican.
Nothing could i more admlre.ble In rail
road management than Mr. Fish's policy
of building up the' road as a community
Interest In the omistry through which It
runs; and now that property Is to be turned
over to a "community" Interest of quite
another sort and made a pawn In the great
game of high finance to place the whole
country under control of speculative ' free
booters. It has been one of the few great
properties to be continued under old-fashioned
and unspevulative Ideas of railroad
management and development, and Its fall
from that estate makes a long step forward
for the new policy of rallrond consolidation
under a remote and Irresponsible Wall
street autocracy." It Is a disturbing tend
ency, and will not Improve the popular
temper In relation to private control of
Lives Lost tn Philippines.
Army and Navy Journal,
Major General i Leonard Wood, United
States Army, commanding the Philippines
division, includes in his annual report
some statistics to show what the Ameri
can occupation of the Islands ha cost
I .. 1 V . . K Asn.t 1 fr oil-
pears that from the occupation of the
island. to July 17 1906. S.S84 soldier.
and officers, regulars, have died In tht
islands; navy and marine. S07; scouts,
S6; state volunteers. 71; t nltod
volunteers. 1,287; total. 4.84 2 UMlla n
Ill IIUHiail J I "It. , ,v
I 'T " ..rr.-. ,e,.:inow """ favoring new construc
tion of the Islands to July 17, 190,
civilian employe., 47: civilians not em
ployes, 460; total S9. Of the vlctlnu.
S76 were killed by the enemy. 5St died
of wounds, 401 were drowned, 62J died
of cholera, 315 of smallpox and 126 were
suicides.' '
m,i HenO- The u t .
state elections smashed Hearst In f."ewTh 1"Per a"d spedier of the boats draw
York, nr.d his underlines In Massachusetts,
llllno'ls. Ohio and California. In tying .P
to Hearst's politic! remains Mr. liryan
, . . . . , .
I increased the reasons why the people should
: smash for a third time the Bryanlsm they
I have smashed twice.
Nw York Tribune (rep.): Colonel Hryan
emerges from the tumult und the shoutlnu
of u defeat for bin parly in his own MHt
as a self -elected clegantloe arbiter aus-
i teroi..' rebuking President Roosevelt for
I ' bad taste" In the late camp.ilgn. If the
fact should be communicated to the presi
dent by wireless telegraphy we don't be-
I llevt It would greatly mar the pleasure ot , visible to ships In nnv pari of the i ha.ii
! his Panamun excivrslon. , nel. The advantages both as regards the
i Nt-vr York Pout (Ind.l: The linp rtanl ! fiavl,l" l,f ""' UK '" ;o Increased
:lhlng to note is that Mr. Bryan ts at in- s!,ff,ty of u,e nt'w erannel are exnected to
finite pains to effect the poltKcal rosuccl, '"suit in the r ,icte a band nenl ol the
i him as a valuable ally, and as a chief factor
! in
ie-et"ibll,.hing democratic asc-ndenc v.
us a c.d!.'a-e calmly
'Thus a twice-defi ati d cmdWu-e calmly
Ignores the verdict of the electorate of this
state, substituting ther'fur a trs nfc mlental
distinction between Ixlrg beaten by your
; person I enemies ami beaten pcliUca ly.
j It ' an Irishman win distinguished be
i tween being merely " kilt" and beinj ' klit
j entoirly." Mr. Bryan clearly be I mgs to the
; Hibefnlan school of political diagnosis.
Wai-hlrgton Post (lnd : It Is generally
understood that Mr. Brvan. appreciating
the Importance of a presidential c i ndl-
date's recognised ability' M carry his own
sute. made an unusual effort to rr cover
, ISrl raska this year. Tne republican ma- .-hoal.
jjortty Is reported to te 1.(). Inss.nuch as i The new channel, although not so brll
! Mr. Bryan's personal popularity Is confl- llantlv illuminated as upper llioudway by
l dently expected to overshadow snd cancel night, will nevertheless cotore .with or
that, leaving him serene ard dom'nent, dinary much as upper Broadwny
j does It not ststid to reason that the mOAt I compares with ordinary street. There
popular president the country has ever j will heaven flishirj led ga buoys to the
: had will b- able to contemplate the limited j starboard of Incoming ships and six fixed
J dcmrcratlc victory In New York with com-I while light buoys to port At a further
j T"'urc. still retaining his far-to-the-frc nt j precaution to mark the channel eleven new
; po'ltlon 'n.the list of Cupula r American j buoys will he set In the U' du y rial ami
ti'aUniuiil i tU J414IU j l0.uiuM
not M nnvr WW tnittt.
. dork, i-Mpeelally from distance. So
I tnr' P"t force a collection system hy
wl,'n ""i"""10"' ' "ved the trouble
of visiting the bank and ate rnnbled to
! ,lr,vnMt . thc mollPV on hRnd nt a ,,,.
i hour without the risk of sending It by
The bank officials have hsd built a spe
cially designed automobile. Taking up the
greater part of the spare-In the body of
the machine Is a lnrg safe. There are no
side doors, entrance only being poslhle to
the section containing the safe by a door
ne.t to the chauffeur's seat. The nieehm
Ispi Is so constructed that It Is Impjseihle
for any one but a chauffeur who has
learned, the plan to operate It, obviating
the possibility of a band of thieves knock
ing the driver on the head and running off
with the automobile, safe nnd nil. Ea.-h
depositor receives a metal dispatch box,
numbered and Inclosed In n leather cae.
In this he puts his currency and charks
and when the machine comes around he
turns the box. linked, over to the messenger,-
who gives him' a receipt for the
box. "contents unknown." On the stub
of the duplicate receipt which the messen
ger Is to take back to the bank is a memo
randum of the box's contents. At the bank
the boxes are taken out and the receipts
checked off with the deposit slip that has
been locked In the box. On the next trip
the box and passbook are returned to the
deporltor. Tho automobile will follow reg
ular routes, starting at 3 o'clock, making;
trips to the larger stores at S nnd calling
upon the theater box offices and the res
taurants at 10.
"There Is going to be a revolution in this
country," said Hetty Green to a reporter.
"And the people are going to revolt against
the oppressions of the trusts. There will
be a deluge and the streets will run with
blood when tho people sre aroused.
"The people are finding out .gradually
about tho trusts, and when they realize
a little more fully how they are running
the chances of the average person there
la going to be a revolultion. It will be a
deluge, I tell you."
Mrs. Green, who probably Is the richest
woman In the United States, holding stock
in many corporations, who transacts her
business in the office of the Chemical Na
tional bank of New York, has many In
terests cloeely connected with big corpor
ations. Tet Mrs. Green Is against trusts.
She consented to pose for a newspaper
photograph and was giving the newspaper
man advice about how to Invest his money
when she Interrupted herself to condemn
There are some queer tastes seen In
restaurants. "Tou know the predilection
of school girls for cake and pickles? Well,
I have seen that beaten often," said the
proprietor of a large Broadway cafe. "I've
got a customer who puts sugar on wliite
potatoes. Sugar on tomatoes and canta
loupe Is pretty bad; but sugar on potatoes
iwh! A lady customer, a corset maker,
melts a lump of butter In her cup of tea.
Could you go that ? A pugilist puts vine
gar On all his meats and vecetablea
vinegar on everything except his desert.
This Is not because he wants to reduce
his weight; It Is because he likes the
taste. Of course I have lota of customers
who drink sour milk and eat high game
and cheese customers for whom we ripen
milk and cheese and birds till the aroma
of our. cellar would cause a turkey buzzard
to- quail. I have never seen anyone put
sugar on oysters, but I have seen several
persons sugar their fish."
If the state water commission accepts
the views of Its engineer, Myron S. Falk,
It. will not give Its approval to the New
Tork City water commission's plans to
spend 1151,000,000 in tapping the water sheds
In Ulster county for an Increased water
supply for New York City. The engineer's
conclusions are all against the proposed
extension In l ister county. The commis
sion's estimate of tl81.000.000 as the coat of
the proposed extension Is regarded by the
state water commission's expert as being
far below the' real figures. In Mr. Fallc's
opinion, the Ulster county plan would In
volve an expenditure of many millions ovr
the estimate. Ho would have the city re
stricted to the Esopus shed and extensions
Into Suffolk and Dutchess counties with a
further extension. If found necessary, that
would tap the Ten-mile and Delaware
rivers. The Croton supply, Mr. Falk sug
gests, should be connected with the lfeopus
water shed by a &10.000.000 aqueduct. In
brief, the engineer's report holds that with
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the damose of water famlJ m
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tion work might wish the public to be
Ambrose channel, the short cut throne-h
New York harbor to the sea. which Is near
Ing completion, will be the most brilliantly
Illuminated channel In the world. It will
be forty feet In dept and l.ono feet wide.
The draught of the great Atlantic liners
averages about twenty-five feet. The
! h"a vi"r "f ,heBe draw thirty-two ' feet.
rather less than thirty feet. The work,
! V"' tor nearly six
I 'J 1 '' 1 pd- b "nlshed ..m.
i time In IKJi. Powerful dredging nnd sjc-
: ma,.,llm.ry hav. Dp,n at.rk
j movlng the sand from the bottom of the
harbor, but the undertaking Is obviously
j our of gigantic proportions
The appropriation maile bv congress for
tlghtlue: the channel Is n$3J0,'u. The plans
for lighting the new pathway to the soa
re conceived upon broad lines. A llKht-
norsa is lo D erected on Staten Is'-.inrt
at a cost of lixV"0. A powerful light will
1 Installed hure which will be clear! v
An Important change will hIho be rmil
i Swinburne Island, known among sallo,
j ag 'T 'where .. powerful new
ranee IlKhts will be instiled which wil'
; still further Illuminate the channel. In f-r-'
terlng the harbor In the fur ire vessels il'
firs: I ik up the new light. tip which 1a t
be Installed well out to sen. fter pac ing
the lijL'.tship they will sail on !!- ranRe
! line forn ed by the old west bink lieht and
j the new light mi Staten Island. On reach
inn Kwlnharne inland vess-ls will ch,nr
! their courFe. with the"' famous Sandy Hook
; iirht nnd the North Hook beacon dead
I ,8ti i n. At the end of the dangerous w.itr
j they will pick
up a new gas tank vessel
j and finally a new stone beacon on Craven
Made from pure, grape cream ol tartar
Makes home baking easy. Nothing
can be substituted for it in making,
quickly and perfectly, delicate hot
biscuit, hot-breads, muffins, cake and
pastry. Insures the food against alum
Pure, Healthf til, Reliable
How the Pnblle Will Is trnns;le(l In
Rhode Island.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
As an example of what the election of
t'nlted States senators by popular vole
would do, the Rhode Island situation calls
for further attention. On the basis of voles
cast directly by the people. Colonel God
dard, the Lincoln republican and demo
cratic candidate, stands overwhelmingly the
peoples choice. His legislative ticket car
ri d every city In the state, except New
port, by large pluralities, and the cities
In Rhode Island contain by far the bulk
of the population. The republican mem
bers of the legislature, upon whom Senator
Wetmore and Colonel Colt must de;eid to
elect either the one or the other, represent
a beggarly minority of the people of Rhode
Island. We understand that the Idea of
making an Independent and low tariff re
publican like Colonel Qoddard the demo
cratic candidate for senator, and of plac
ing him before the people prior to the elec
tion of a state legislature originated in the
active and fertile political brain of ex-Oov-ernor
Garvin, who might himself have
justly aspired to be the senatorial candi
date of his party. The outcome has been
a striking vindication of his political Judg
ment, In spite of the fact that Colonel Ood
dard failed to win an absolute majority of
the pocket borough legislature.
Simon Guggenheim, It is expected, will
succeed Thomas M. Patterson as United
States senator from Colorado. Mr. Gug
genheim has lived In Denver for eight
years and ts only S9 years old.
Dr. James L. Slmonds, one of the oldest
dentists In the country, who has just died
at Dorchester, Mass., was the first dentist
to use ether after Its discovery. He also
claimed the distinction of having been the
discoverer of the porcelain tooth.
Former Postmaster General and Mrs.
James A. Gary of Baltimore will celebrate
the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage
with a dinner November 36 and a reception
November 27. Thirty-two members of the
family will be present at the diner, the
seven daughters appearing tn their wed
ding aowns.
Punch's fine tribute to Abraham Lincoln
("Tou lay a wreath on murdered Lin
coln's bier,") whose authorship Splelmann
In his "History of Punch" ascribed to Shir
ley Brooks, Is now restored to Tom Tay
lor, who until Splelmann's book was uni
versally credited , with It. The present
authority Is G. S. I .a yard, who Is writing
a "Life of Shirley Brooks," and says he
has absolute proof that Taylor wrote the
While excitement regarding the Hohen
lohe memoirs is still rife In r -rone there
Is subdued talk In British military circles
regarding the forthcoming apeurance of a
book which will contain some of the Kto
duke of Cambridge's voluminous nnd ex
ceedingly frank correspondence. A dfilry
kept by Emperor Frederick of Germany is
In safe keeping In England and the day
may not be far distant when It also will
be published. Correct answers to numerous
historical enigmus may be expected from
such a publication.
"How ubuut this XOCO,000 suit against the
banana trust?"
L,i..eiy iu slip up on It, ain't they?"
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Great Scot! What ails your steographor'a
spelling?" y
"Alls It? Nothing. It'a In It normal
conuiiion. She a a i.ttlu In advance ol tne
Other spelllii icfofiucia, lluit's all." Chi
cago Tribune.
"The soprano gave the choirmaster a .
canury for a birthday gift," remarked the I
contralto, "and he's named It alter tier." !
"Wuite appropriate, ehr " replied the
tenor, I
"Yes; I understand the bird can't sing
a Mile bit." Philadelphia Catholic Stuuu- '
"Are you discouraged by defeat?" !
"Certainly not," answered the candiadle.
"The only way to convince some people
that a man Is a real reformer l to keep on
detesting him for office.1 -Washington Star.
. .
"The ancients thought the world was
"Well, 1 don't blame 'em. They had no
cl.erns girls, no cigarettes, no hridue. no
society Journals. It must have been In
those days." Philadelphia Bulletin.
"I've aot a duck of a 'lrl to listen to
me!" cried the vain young doctor.
"You needn't tell us that," giurnbled the
We could not sell so many in 1874 as we do in 1906 we had but
18,000 inhabitants then! We
but we will have this number in 1010. Kimball Pianos sell
from $200 up pretty cheap for a standard piano. Made in
oak, walnut or mahogany, and sold on $8.00 nioithlv navments
l.n 41, ',ot T.i ....
v mi u u urut iiuoi uai ll
Piano and Organ House the
NOTK. If mixtures called baking powder sr8
offered yon st lower pries, remember
they sre mostly made from alum, a
metallic acid deleterious te health. ,
hsrdened old surgeon. "No other kind tt
girl would listen to such a qusck." Wash
ington Herald.
"I'm sorrv I didn't get to thut barealn
sale." remarked the soprano. "I under
stand some very lovely thing went for a
song. '
"Yea. dear." replied the contralto, but
do vou think any of your notes would be
high enough?" Philadelphia Press.
Out In the farmyard whlttlln' a stick,
tint in the sun sits sits Farmer Ilck:
Sits there frettin' wnlle his tools all rust.
Horse needs a shoe, buggy needs nxin
Three-year-old colt. Named little vixen.
Bucked In the harness, broke both shafts
Nothln' he done, ever done In halves
Chicks round the doorstep, cows In th
vard 'n' .
Horses In the corn 'n pls In the garden;!
Old Farmer Dick sits round slarhln',
Countln' the days till he votes fer Bryan.
Moll's In the kitchen tryin' out lard.
Sal's In the smokehouse worVIn so hard,
Hakin' an' churnln' nn' hustlln' fer life,
Sweat Just iMiurin off Farmer Dick's .wife:
I, Hats out o' season, dresses all skimped.
What does It help If yer hair Is crimped?
, Ma still wears that rustv old bonnet.
' Little His scowls an' snvs, "doagonlt"
Dress hiked In front 'way up to her kneesj,
Swoops In the back as long as you please;
Can't have a new one, have to wesr this
Till Bill Bryan's elected, I guess. .
I"t's take a drive! Just go flyln'
Tell pa to bitch up. Sick? Almost dvln'
Sharp shootln' (wins all thro' bis head,
Can't sit up, better go to bed
Next day better up. "Well. Sally,
Halnt this the day fer th' democrat rally?"
Goln' to get the horses! Well, what a rid
dle! Already pa feels as fine as a fiddle;
Horses h'tched up. nil jump In.
la's all spruced tin slick as a pin;
Face all shaved clean as a dollar.
Sis tugs away, flxin' his collar;
Moll ties his necktie, ma combs his hairla1K,'
Pa kin hardly wait 'till he gets there;
I Faces all beamln', there they go flvln',
I Givin' three cheers for W. J. Bryan,
Omaha, Nov. 1H0.
"A'o man," said Beau Bru-nniel,
"but in a belier man for a proper
pride in appearance."
Nothing will set off the
ngure oi a young man so -
n . -
stylishly as our "Ultra ".
It is Fashion's last word
in Overcoats.
In grays and fancy pat
terns, $25 to $50.
We have some attractive
weaves in subdued checks in
Sack Suits, for .tpse who
want the distinctwst- of a bit
of color, $15 to $35.
V Kir9- (5
ttt rr r -ens
urSSdYear -
Soiling the Wonderful
we sold 3,500 Kimball Pianos-
the factory made close to 1G0.00(T
now have some less than 200,000,
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