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M. B: H UNGATE,
WHE1 OCT OF TOWH.
f abscrlbera leavlas the city tern,
porarlly ikeaM. kit The lie
Mailed to them. - Address ' will be
chanced aa ottea aa requested.
We take it that the charge that the
Gallaway pass was a forgery is spe
cifically and, absolutely withdrawn.
The New York Central seems to
have acquired the habit of getting .on
the wrong'side of the track with those
"N'ew York Juries.
San Francisco b ', ouicial shake-up
threatens to b more disastrous to rpp
- utat Ions . than its earthquake was to
ita material resources. . c .
The street car aiove. will sooa.hlos
eoin into full light and put the con
ductor up against the passenger who
Is too hot and the passenger who Is too
M. Lebaudy is making' better, prog
ress in managing airships than he did
as emperor of Sahara and is undoubt
edly doing more for the glory of
According -to new postofflce orders
letter carriers will no longer be per
mitted to exchange gossip on the back
stoop, but must leave their cards at the
front door. , i '
New York is excited over a zoolog
ical woman with a head like a rat and
i body like a pig. The excitement
over the recent political campaign is
having its logical effect.
The decision ol Ohio to compel in
dicted oil men to plead to indictments
in person shows that the Hue between
respectable and disreputable law
breakers is becoming fainter.
Premier btolypin s discovery that a
hungry mam cannot be patriotic may
give him the .temporary solution of
the Russian problem, but be cannot
tay the tide of evolution forever.
The rule in the case of the Brazil
ian ambassador must mean that if a
man is eligible to reprenent his nation
at Washington the United States will
not inquire into his previous record.
The state or Washington is facing
a real problem in the matter of dispo
sition of storm water so it will not
drive residents out of their homes. Ir
rigation experts should be In demand.
With Mexico compelled to levy an
export tax on silver dollars to keep
them at home, the law of supply and
demand sterns to operate without the
utl or consent of any nation on earth
Cougressiuan-elect Ilohson evidently
thinks the spirit of Genghis Kahn ac
tuaros Japan, when others believe it
to be influenced by the shade of Con
fuclus but both are posnlbly mis
Perhaps Governor Cummlus really
believes Le and Jackson will In time
lomo to be counldered as patriotic as
Grant and Sherman, but he may
amnd this statement as he did that
of tariff revisiou.
The Uaruer Asphalt company,
taught substituting cheaper material
than specified in the contract at Phila
delphia, boldly announced that it had
"an understanding" with city officials.
Mayor Weaver apparently returned to
'the reservation'' too soon.
In his quest tor o;ik as democratic
candidate for attorney general Lysle
I. Abbott confesses to having spent
dearly $300. Candidate Abbott has
tba consolation that he got his money's
worth in newniaiit-r advertising, other
baneJ by the prufettionnl codd.
rrjn agajxst trade co.vsrfRjrr.
The ronimenrcuipnt of procpedlnpa by
(he national Rovrrnmcnt in 'the VnitPd
States rtintrii t ronrt at St. Louis for Iho
dissolution of tho Standard Oil com
bination us a conspiracy In restraint
of tradrt violating the Sherman anti
trust net, radical and menacing, to that
giant organization as the action in, is
.only one among a multitude of at
tacks by public authority with which it
Is now confronted. The national gov
crnmcnt tactfully postpones criminal
prosecutions against Standard Oil of
ficials, and agents-who may have had
part in unlawful conspiracy, but every
stop in the progress of the St. Louis
civil case and of the other civil cases
that will bo brought in the United
State's courts bids fair to develop the
proofs of, 'criminal acts and thus to
strengthen the arm of the national gov
ernment. At the same time, too, the oil com
bine in being successfully assailed both
civilly and criminally by an increasing
number of states within their several
Jurisdiction. The recent conviction
of constituent corporations and their
officials in Ohio has already been fol
lowed by numerous proceedings in the
state courts, while most energetic and
effective action Is in progress also In
Missouri and Texas. While this not
able assertion of public authority, na
tional and state, against the typical
and original trade conspiracy, has not
been by direct concert, it grows out
of a universal popular revolt against
corporation abuse, injustice and tyr
anny and a rising determination to put
a stop tc them.
What Is thus transpiring means sim
ply that the time has gone by when
the Standard OH or any other con
spiring corporations, no matter how
powerful and cunning, can with im
punity manipulate the laws, ihe courts
and the executive administrations to
its unlawful purpose. It is not a riot,
but a revolution of public sentiment
which Illicit trade conspiracies are
facing. Until the offense is definitely
abated, state will certainly follow state
in the exertion of its powers, and the
pressure of the national government
will rapidly increase. Nor will this
righteous war cease until the suprem
acy of public authority for equal rights
in industry and trade shall be ver
itably and explicitly acknowledged and
CHILD LABOR LtCO.lSLA.TlUS.
Several organizations enlisted in the
work of Juvenile reform at engaged
In a movement to arouse public senti
ment to support, a'idemand for . more
stringent child labor legislation in Ne
braska: Tho disinterested motives and
the praiseworthy object will be readily
conceded, the real difficulty ahead be
ing the fact that few child labor abuses
exist in this state, and the necessity is
not strongly apparent for anticipating
evils not yet seriously threatened. -
Nebraska has prided Itself for many
years on being the state with the small
est percentage of illiteracy of all the
union and In order to maintain this
position it must enforce compulsory
education, which, after all, is the best
safeguard against stunted childhood.'
If all the children are compelled to go
to school during their formative years
they cannot be at work as wage earn
ers, exposed to the pitfalls of the hard
There are, of course, employments
for children which do them no harm
and other employments which are sub
versive to tholr growth mentally and
morally. Reasonable reutrictious upo'h
such employments for children beyond
the compulsory school age are highly
desirable and some employments
should, ho absolutely barred to any but
adults. There Is no Imminent danger,
however, of sweatshop practices in Ne
braska. There are no coal mines in
this state and no great textile factories
in which the abuses of child labor have
manifested themselves at their worst
in the eastern and southern states.
While it would do no harm to enact
preventive legislation in these direc
tions, to build up elaborate and costly
machinery for the enforcement of such
laws is not called for by conditions ex
isting in Nebraska.
If the friends of the child labor leg
islation will work along practical lines
they will make progress, but they
should not ask at this stage for the
creation of a lot of new offices Vo be
filled by interested patriots whose serV'
ices are not needed. ,
MORS REBATE CuSVlCTlOSn.
The New York Central has again
been found by a Jury in a federal court
guilty of rebating In favor of the
Sugar trust, it having been only a few
wetks since the same road was con
vlcted on similar charges and along
Wfith its chief freight official subjected
to heavy penalties. - The result give
additional point to the comment ot
the defendant company's counsel in
the latter prosecution, that "You can
not defend rebate cases In existing
public sentiment." The road indeed
did, not attempt the second time to
deny that rebates amounting to $28.-
000 had been paid to the Sugar trust,
but employed the ablest attorneys in
the United States to devise a technical
construction that would open a way
for escape, but fared no better before
the court than before the Jury. ,
Doth v-ourts and Juries, fortunately
for the public Interest and right, are
now showing a disposition In such
cuses to go to the root of the matter,
disregarding the technical refinements
and tricks which for decades balled
effort to punish the unlawful discrimi
nations of the transportation compan
ies. , It is Indeed a change when o
powerful a read as the New York Cen
tral is no longer powerful enough to
have its way with courts and Juries,
aud especially whea its conviction car
ries with it ulo moral ceruiuij of
conviction of Its confederate In the
same rebate offenses, tho notorious
- . . KBIE MS1 KEr'HR.W. - -The
discussions at the meeting of
general passenger agents of the west
ern roads Indicate a strong dis)K8ltlon(
to abolish freo passes after Jauunry 1,
the same as If the legislatures of all
the states had already made them un
lawful, and it is now regarded as
highly probable that such a plan may
be formally agreed on within a short
time. The point is Insisted upon that
state passes, though they might be
lawful between points within a state,
would certainly be used for continu
ous trips across state lines, thus sub
jecting the carrier to all the penalties
of the new national anti-pass prohibi
tion under the construction given by
the Interstate Commerce commission.
But the disposition of the western
roads, out of whatever considerations
it may arise, is worthy of commenda-.
tlon And all possible encouragement,
the point being precisely what Is de
manded by the public. It should ren
der only the more certain stringent
anti-pass legislation by every state leg
islature that meets this winter, be
cause the roads need both such moral
and the legal support to maintain
them against pressure for free trans
portation favors, even if disposed ' to
abolish them. Time and again has
there heretofore , been similar talk to
ward the close of the year of cutting
off passes, but it is familiar history
that little ever came of it.
The roads will be wise to make a
virtue of necessity, and to be fore
handed in free transportation reform.
Writh the national law In full force
as to interstate travel, with passes un
lawful in states like Ohio,"" Wisconsin
and Washington, and with an over
whelming and universal public senti
ment demanding destruction of the
abuse root and branch, it is indeed a
question of only a little 'time ."when
compulsion of the law will be put
upon the carriers everywhere.
The Omana Water board has ways
that are peculiar. Inasmuch as the
members have not been overburdened
with work beyond drawing warrants
for their own salaries they might at
least favor the water company with a
courteous acknowledgment of its offi
cial communications. The water com
pany has presented a proposition to
remedy an admitted defect of our pres
ent water service. If the Water board
has any better solution it should worK
out its details and make a counter
The statements made by Omaha's
national banks in response to the last
call of the comptroller of currency dis
closes gratifying conditions in these
financial Institutions. Not only are the
deposits and discounts greater than
they were a year ago, but the total re
sources of the banks show, a' 'very
healthy increase. Tbe. , banks "tannot
make money except in consequence of
business prosperity.'. .,
The suit which the city promises to
bring against a former police court
clork and his bondsmen for alleged dis
crepancies ot accounts certified to by
the city comptroller will give Omaha
taxpayers a chance to find out not only
whether they have any, effective audit
of v municipal accounts, . .but . also
whether guaranty bonds guarantee
anything. .. , . '! . ' ' ; ,
Mayor Danlman takes the right
stand on the question of Greater
Omaha. , If he can bring about under
his administration the expansion of
the city by consolidating under one
government all the population which
now forma one community, he will
have achieved something for which he
will be entitled to credit In all time to
Governor-elect Sheldon will have his
mettle tested first in running the
gauntlet of the office seekers. When
he gets out of that scrimmage he ought
to be pretty well hardened for a tussle
with the legislative lobbyists.
The national grange claims the
credit of taking the tax from denatur
ized alcohol, but common farmers will
withhold plaudits until they ere per
mitted to convert theJr. unsaleable
products into the liquid.
That Tennessee man who advances
the proposition to sentence all va
grants to work on the Panama canal
roust be In league with some railroad
magnates who want to delay comple
tion of the big ditch.
Mrneflt nf Eierlenr.
Extensive personal experience with de
feats enables Mr. Bryan to view a partial
eclipse ot Ms party as a full shining aun.
Parade of tle Haulers.
A crowd of Cuban "patriots" recently
inarched through the streets of Havana
shouting: "Give us liberty or government
Jobs." Why did they want liberty If they
thought there wus any chance to get the
Tner Head tbe Hsadnrl) In.
It may be only a coincidence, but, fol
lowing close upon Hughes' election, tho
street railroad ill New York, which has
been having pitched t.attl.M with Its pas
sengers, has started reforms, the Insurance
cases are to be prosecuted and Uncle Situ
has got after the New York lee trut. But
even coincidences run be madtt very en
couraging. Briio aa a Seronit I Idalrr.
It would be a strange trick of dextiny if
David Bennett Hill! W mont confplcuoun l
history as the democratic leader who forced
a New York state convention to adopt a
platform declaring for slate or govern
ment ownership of eoal mines, and that
William Jennings fciyua only played sec.
ond u.cialisiu! nddlu in aJvce itlng guvi i n
incut u w lie rati iy ef railruau
llosthnians object to atriklng the name
of a dead mm from the lit of aldcrmen
rlect. lie would do lca harm than a live
, Minnesota pib-d up a big majority for a
ronettttUlonal amendment granting farnir
era tho right to peddle their own produce
without securing a license.
Hliroti Guggenheim, Colorado's favorite
for the t'nlted States senate, will give the
Pmeltlng trust a representative In the
upper house. The Rubber trust Is still
outside the breastwork.
Senator Pvyden's political rook of Olbrnl
tar 1s not as solid as the pictures make U
I appear. Ills home county, town ami ward
thiew him over the precipice and hla hold
on the New Jersey eenatorwhlp Is pain
After the reault of the election In Penn
sylvania had become known. Governor
I'ennypacker said: "The people of Penn
sylvania are both honest and Intelligent."
Pennypacker la one of our greatest uncon
Oklahoma went democratic the first "time
It had a chance, but that often happens
to new states. Maine was democratic
a hundred years ago or ao, and Pennsyl
vania was once a democratic stronghold.
Let not Oklahoma throw up the sponge
James T. McDermott, who will repre
sent Packlngtown, 111., In the next con
gress, began life as a messenger boy,
picked up telegraphy and left the city to
begin the campaign which won -for hliu
c seat In the national house of representa
tives, lie Is 34 years old and a democrat.
To gain the negro vote Chicago republi
cans nominated a negro for associate Jus
tice of the municipal court, and he was
elected to the surprise and consternation
of the men who brought about his nom
ination. Now a demand Is being made
through some of the Chicago newspapers
that the negro resign that his election
was an accident, and that he can serve
no good purpoao in remaining.
Governor Charlea Hughes Is the thirty
ninth chief executive of New York. Of
his predoceseors three were elected presi
dent, one vice president, one chief justice
and ten were chosen , I'nlted States sena
tors. George Clinton waa the first gov
ernor elected In 1777 to succeed Wllllnin
Trypn, the last of tlio colonial governors.
The total vote cast In New York in 1904
was, ten times greater than the vote for
Andrew Jackson ln 1S24.
ILTWATIM TO MAGOO.X.
Cabaja Patriots ghost for Office anal
New York Tribune.
It is reported that the Cuban liberal lead
ers have presented a practical "ultimatum''
to Governor Magoon. They don't want to
play any more unless ho will give them all
the moves In the game which they want.
He, must make a clean sweep of their po
litical opponents and give them alj the offl
Ces. Otherwise they will refuse longer to
co-operate with him. They will boycott
him. The-y will protest ngalnst his remain
ing there any longer, and, indeed, agalitst
any further American occupation and con
trol' of' the island. What is ho there for.
they want to know, If not to give them the
oBloes? What business had. tho United
States to Intervene, excepting for the ex
alted purpose of -turning out the ins- and
putting In tha outs?
Apart from .the humor of tho thing, t he
exquisitely comic notion of theis thus try
ing to dictate politics to Governor Magoon,
such an attitude is deplorable and almost
disheartening. It evinces a radically false
view and estimate of the whole situation
and of the relation of the t'nlted States to
Cuban affairs. In fact, this very protest, or
threatened protest, against American occu
pation unless for the sake of partisan gain.
Is Itself one of the strongest arguments for
such occupation. It presents In a most con
vincing light the need of occupation until
such time as the Cubans shall come to a
more reasonable fra'me of mind. For the
question Is not one of government by this
party or by that, parts', but of any govern-:
ment at all' by the people of, Cuba.
The United States cares nothing for con
servative or libej-al, fijr. whig or perlwhlg?
IC Is no party to factional rivalries tn
Cuba. It did not Intervene In behalf of any
faction, and Governor Magoon Is not there
to put one party ou( and, anotherin power
The Cubans are expected to be able to set
tle all such matters among themselves, in
a' decent and orderly manner, when they are
again Intrusted with self-government. For
the present, party government has ceased
to exist in Cuba. There Is almply Ameri
can government, at the impartial hands of
Charles & Magoon.
MR. BH YAK'S IXGEMOUXKSS.
Expert Work In Explaining; Annr
Mr. Bryan has something to. say about
the results' of the recent election, prob
ably because he thought he was expected
to say something. He finds much In the
situation to consolo the democracy, and he
thinks Mr. Hearst ought to feel good be
cause "his heroic struggle brought victory
to the rest of the ticket. As the rest of
the ticket stood for the same principles,
for which he contended. It is evident that
he has been vindicated, on the position
taken, and this must be mora gratifying
to him than any personal victory couli U,."
Mr. Bryan baa had a great deal of ex
perience in explaining away defeats, and
in demonstrating that what appears to
everybody else to be a crushing political
dUanter is In reality a great triumph of
principle for the losing party or candidate.
He has explalnd so much and so often
that he is able to shut his eyes 'to the
most obvious facts and to open his mouth
to (interpretations 'both ridiculous and on
true. The result In New York was a dis
tinct ana unquestionable repudiation of
Hearst and the Hearst methods and nrtn.
ciples, otherwise known as Haaratiam
There was practically no other Issue. In
deed, Hearst was the sole issue. The peo
ple of New York, or a majority of them,
did not believe In him or in his professions.
On the contrary, they were frightened into
an open rejection ef the whole scheme of
Hearstlsm. To be sure. Hearst profeased
to stand for certain reforms In which the
great body of the public Is profoundly In
terested, and Is determined shall be carried
out. But Hughes by his personal character
and his record for achievement gave better
guaranty than his opponent that they
would be carried out. and he was elected.
Kvery Intelligent man knows what the
Issiie was In New York, and how It was
determined. Why does Mr. Bryan pretend
that he does not. and say that Hearstlsm
waa triumphant while Hearst was beaten'
Temper Ja.tlre wltq Merer.
Kant-ua City Star.
The volume of letters now reaching the
var ueparmnni protecting aguliml the
discharge, without honor, of three com
panies of the Twenty-fifth Infantry, a
negro reglmem, shows a sentiment of fair
play toward the colored race that ts qutle
encouraging. It has been a pleasing sur
prioe to wltnees the feeling which this In
cident has aroused all over the country.
The strong manifestation of sympathy for
the negro soldiers who suffer In this affair
without blame khows again the one touch
of nuture which mukes the whole world
kin. even without respect to color. It
Indicates, unmistakably, that some pro
vision for tha relnlixtoicnt of the. die-
charged men througii tiie recommendation
of theii uihVers wiuld be gratifying to the
scientists, England and France
have passed laws prohibiting its
use in bread making.
American housewives should
against Alum's wrongs by al
ways buying pure Grape
Cream of Tartar Baking
Tartar Powder is
for the asking .
Buy by name
O THICK LANDS THA OlIIM.
The question of mending or ending the
Kr'tish Houo of Lords is again seriously
discussed ty the liberal party press of
Great Uiitaini . Tho question la one of an
cient vintage which Invariably comes to the
for when the .liberal party Is In power.
Measures designed to better the condition
of the Industrial classes or curtail the prlv
l'.eges of the aristocracy are amended to
death or defeated by the House of Lorda.
In so doing the House of Lords acts
strictly within ita rights as a co-ordinate
legislative body. But the elements of which
It M constituted renders It unrewnonsive to
public sentiment, except when public sentl
picnt is reflected by a tory ministry. A
liberal ministry Is an acute Irritant for the
lords, an offensive demonstration of popu
lar will which they resent with great, una
nimity. The present ministry Is no ex
ception to the rule. Every measure of
Importance embodying liberal policies and
pledges sent up by the Commons has been
pounced upon by the Lords and amended
beyond recognition. Mot Important of
these measures Is the educational bill. In
repudiating the liberal policy of state edu
cation without religion the Lords threw
down the gauntlet to the ministry and
challenged tho liberal party to appeal to
the country on this question. It Is not
likely that Tremler Campbell-Ronnerman
will give serious attention to the challenge.
Other measures of supreme Importance In
cluded in the liberal program await action
In the Commons. These Include Irish
home rule and labor relief, both destined
to meet defeat in the House of Lords.
Should this policy be adhered to by the
ministry an aggravated case will have been
made against hereditary obstructionists
with which to go to the country. That
members of the upper "house fear this
policy la Indicated by a suggestion for a
referendum test of publio sentiment on
measures on which the two houses dis
agree. The ministry shows no disposition
however, to compromise with the oppo
nents of progress and seem determined to
fight to a finish the standpatters of priv
ilege and class favoritlsin.
The new college tluU has Just been etab
lislxid In Dublin for the training of teachers
in the Gaelic, language and literature has
already found Itself famous. The Illu
minating magnates who control the local
gas supply evidently see danger In auch
.an enterprise as an Irish collewe, and they
are determined that they will not be a
party toward "spreading the light" either
tn the way of gas or education. 'The requi
sition for the supply of light was written
In Gaelic, and the directors of the gas
company promptly said: "No; If you want
!ight for your obsolete old language you
muHt request a supply through the medium
of legible Anglo-Sajton." "Capitulate" la
not lnncr'.bvd on th banner of the Gaelic
revlvaJlKts, wiUi the result that the col
lege has at the moment been ohllged to
fall bark on tne modest oil lamp aa an
A provincial newspaper of rather pro
nouneed nationalist rynipathlcs bas hd a
I'ljUr experience. Its proprietors con
ceived the Idea of removing the head of
fice to iHJblin. but the gus company, acting
on the same principle as that dictated, by
their policy In connection with ihe Irish
I college, declined to supply light. I'nleoa
'the iipl'lle.itUni for It w;m made In Kmgllxh
JltK- cdUuiloi Lralil tuust m tni UlUT ca.
Alum in food
Its continued use means
injury to Health.
the advice of medical
to be had
f ,.r. .11 .im i. r.m '
Aids ' digestion adds to
the.healthfulncss of food
continue to draw Its Inspiration from high
flash American oil. 1
The Clemeneeau ministry begins Its ca
reer by making provision against a revenue
deficit of J35,noo.nA. This Is hot a largo sum
for France to take care of, but tho serious
aspect of French deficits Is found In the
necessity they impose of Increased taxa
tion. In this country the free balance of
the treasury Is normally so large that only
a series of deficits could bring (the country
face to face with the question of devising
some plan for additional federal revenues.
The national debt of France has increased
steadily for the last thirty years. Experts
are not agreed as to Its total, but it may
be put at about 16,000,000,01)0, or more JJwin
six times the bonded debt of the t'nlted
States. The annual Interest charge on the
French debt Is, In round numbers. $2ff,
Ono.oOO, whereas Its maximum under Napo
leon lit. waa In the neighborhood of
$78,0)10,000. The nominal capita of the
French national Indebtedness Is about two
and a hair times what It was in the last
year of the second empire. The Increase Is
accounted for In part by the great expan
sion of the military organisation of the re
public, which keeps fully 200,0t more men
under arms in time of peace than Napoleon
III. was able to bring Into the field against
Germany. Of the annual expenditures,
wltlch foot up about 7),0n0,000, about SO
per eont Is fbargenble to the army and
One of the serious troubles that threaten
Austria-Hungary when Emperor Francis
Joseph ends hla reign Is removed by the
death, last week, of th Archduke Otto,
brother of the k.e to the throne. Even the
charity which the god natvired Viennese
have for royal vices could not cover the
dissipation, the brutality ax J the lack of
honor of this unworthy Ht.ishurg. After
his brother, Frani Ferdinand, had made j
niarrlag that excluded bis pnnti1ty from
the succession. Otto's hereditary right to
the throne seemed to make lriMhle th
continuance of the union of Auatia and
Hungary in the person of the to rerelgn
His deith. the reimlt of bis axees-, pute
In his place his son, a boy of 19, wr-, how
ever untried, at least has p. evu eputa-
tlon bent rid him.
'There 'were more marriages V France
In 16 than in 1904, but; births h: wed a de
cline f t 1".937," reports the Kw York Bun
"Meanwhile the Germans go on raising
large families as a matter of ',.abit aa well
is of policy. The averaare yearly Increan
rt population la .Gertcaiii- ! at the rate of
lS,ift per each trUIicn of Inhabitants
where. tha Jncrea4 In V'rance Is only l.TiK
per million. ' The swarming German ctdl
dren are notlceaWy sturdy, the French un
dersized. It Is the Germans who could bet
ter afford a falling off In the birth rate, but
they have always bn a prolific race from
the time of Tacitus. It may be doubted
whether the French can bo reclaimed from
t.v,e habit of smull families by national as
sociations that offer bonus, -s for large ones.
Tho truth seems to be that tha French are
not prolific. S. It Is the German peril, and
not tho Tellow Peril, that dlnmys th
French statesman who surveys the future."
IllmlaUhlaa Area of gpolla.
The game of politics year by year be
t'onii-a ea worth the ploying by spoils
iin. t'n vldent Roosevelt's order nuttln.
! "'' Cuilixtuis U iulcriiiU fvveuuw
the classified service further . limits the
possibilities and opportunity s of billeting
party hacks upon tho federal 'evil service.
The good work goes steadily on. When
the time comes that the army of federal
employes in charge of the postofilceg shall
be drafted without reference to political
Inclining and retained so long as they
are efficient the last great stronghold of
political favoritism wll have been success
'That's m v beat work " nalrl th myil
after reading the verses to Crlttlek. ' I'm
tnlnklnir of hftvlne It eonvr)fret,.H "
"Copyright?" said Crlttlek. "If I were
you I'd have It patenied." San Francisco
"That wit la a real hero." 1
"He reviewed that Chinese drama, an
never said a word about its being impost
slble for the actors to miss their cues."v
bultlmore American. H
"We don't stem to win the avmnathv nta
our auditors tonluht." a&trl ti i.,iin
"No," answered Mr. Stormlngton Barnes,
but we miKht eaxllv hnv E,mn i, i,v
telling them what the box office receipt's
amounted to. Washington Btar.
"Edison SBVS he Will not an .nlnnnKIU
on the market to est $.00 that will be
guaranteed to last fifteen years."
"Fine. Did he alo tell where the ti
can be obtained?" Cleveland Iialn Healer.
"But can vou exnlaln whv tha. tiL...
refrained from dolna- von 'mnv tmn,)
asked the reporter.
"At the lat moment," replied the strike
breaker, aa he glanced furtively around.
they discovered that I was weerina a
"Golna to tha foot lil a....
HvfP J I'.y I"" going to foot ball gajnes."
"Itecause I allowed me.ie tn K.mn,. .
cited over them last fall, and I fomul out
this summer that I had neirly ruined" no
golf accent." Philadelphia 1'ress.
"You niuat believe In sneei.il
gaaped th man In the back seet of the new
im.( automobile, as the machine fHlrle
now along the boulevard.
"I do." chuckled the chauffeur. "Don't
you see how everything lurns out' for the
best? Chicago Tribune.
Church A man recently paid W Onrt for a
seat In the New York Htock exchauge
Gotham And did h get if
"Oh, ye, he cot It." '
"That's all right, thtn. I'll Ut v paid
"'ore than thai In my lifetime for Kratn In
the street cars that I never got." Yonkers
MHO WOl'lD WOO BY ItlLEf
Clinton Bcollard In New York Bun.
Now, who woiid woo by rule?
. . And who would nuo hv rote? .
, He that were such a fool
tfhould wear a motley coat.
I SMld unto my, sweet,
ou are my morning glow;
liefore your Joyous feet
The tides of singing go.
"I find you In the flower
Rok. Illy, aoter-flaine;
You bring to every hour
A rapture without iiaiue.
"Your grace is In tha cloud
1'hnt floaig above the earih;
No wind volee speaks aloud
That, echoes not your mirth.
"I feel your gentleness
In rain on oulet eves,
' And your desired crireh
Iu the soft touch of leaves."
Mv sweet's eves were as fjilr
Ah twIliKl't tide. K.-.l.l elio, "
"No motley, xlr, you war.
i;ut luv a true Usr."
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