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STATEMENT OP CIRCULATION.
Sttt of Nebraska, Douglas County, as:
Charles C. Itosewater. ger.er! miinaner of
The hoc Publishing conpnnv, tieing duly
worn, ny, tnRt ,ne rnial number if full
nd eompiete copies of The Dally, MornlnK.
Evening and Sundav Hen printed d'-irlng the
mimm or uctotier. 1306, was an lonnw-
17 30,830 ;
II 30.9JO ,
20 31,230 I
Less unsold coplea 11,083
Net total aalea 800,337
Pally average 30,654
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baforo me this lat day of November. 1J6.
(Baal.) M. 11. HLNV.ATE,
WHEN OCT OF TOWN.
Subscribers leaving; the city tem
porarily should have The liee
mailed to thesa. Address will be
changed as often as requested.
That North Carolina Jury has given
a Valuable tip to lynchers. Hereafter
the sheriff may be taken along.
After Its recent political experience
Iowa may look with greater leniency
upoa a law' to permit prise fighting.
A landslide on tin: Panama railroad
probably convinces the president that
the canal cannot be opened too soon.
Since the latese uoer raider" has
been captured Irish home rulers can
pursue their program without outside
Personal experience will enable
President Roosevelt to deal with some
features of canal construction, notably
that of landslides.
Senator Burton la said to be study
ing the Bible; but will probably find
the book a better preventive of trou
ble than a remedy.
Customs houses, in addition to re
flecting the general prosperity of the
nation, are supplying most conclusive
arguments against the "tariff rippers."
By the time the felted States has
completed the Panama canal it will
look upon the doep waterway from the
lakes to the gulf as a mere bagatelle.
A Japanese fleet is scheduled to ar
rive at San Francisco next year. The
school board and Commander Hobson
should prepare accordingly.
Attorney Miner will probably find
himself handicapped by being called
to the Standard Oil's defense after the
"Immunity bath" has grown cold.
The report that a Methodist bishop
Is lit as the result of a chicken bone
lodged la his throat Indicates that the
barnyard fowl has begun to object to
Its traditional fate.
Those who attribute the uegro's con
dition la the south to his Indolence
Bhould Investigate the conditions. Such
wages as he receives is hardly an In
centive to bard work.
Those wno expected Governor Ma
goon to resign on complaint of Cuban
liberals failed to tako into considera
tion his natural desire to tee what the
liberals would do If they could not
A glance toward Washington, where
the survivors of the Knights of Labor
are In session, should be a valuable
object lesson to the American Federa
tion of Labor when it discusses politi
. Twenty-five years oi state aided In
surance for working pec;ilo finds Ger
many well pleased with the system;
but Anglo-Saxons on both sides of the
ocean will probably be content with
their poor houses.
The Missouri river Is just as stiS'-ep-tlble
of navigation today as it ever
was, and Its channel Is much mare
InvlUng becr.use It is more free from
snags. Who will be the first to endow
a fleet to plow the turbid waters and
thread the fugitive channel of the
Those fortj-six Douglas county voters
who took the trouble to register them
selves as opposed to the constitutional
amendmeut proviulsg a board of rail
road commissioners to:' Nebraska a: a
doubtkta men of str- ii ( onvirtions
Their Judgment is opeu to question,
sha'ixo aiait .voonr.
Signs are appearing In various di
rections portending a movement on
the part of the allied corporate inter
ests to prevent confirmation of the ap
pointment of Attorney General Wil
liam II. Moaiy to the supreme bench,
to which the president has announced
his Intention to promote him. Objec
ticr.D ure being raised to the selection
of .Mr. .Moody to a hlsh judicial posi
tion which illy diKEulse the One Ital
ian hand of the astute corporation
lawyers, aiways careful to hide their
Hacks. These all lnalit that the pres
ident made a mistake In choosing Mr.
Moody for (he supreme court vacancy,
and while pretending to endorse his
fitness and qualifications, urge the un
timellness of the appointment because
of conditions which his ascent of the
bench would produce.
Among other things we are told
that the investiture of Mr. Moody with
the Judicial robe would cost the gov
ernment millions of dollars, that he
would bo prevented by custom and
precedent from sitting on any case In
which he had directly or Indirectly1
represented tho government as a party
to the suit, and that many cases of ut
most public Importance would have to
be dismissed altogether, or could not
be tried by a full bench. An effort Is
being studiously made to Impress the
public with the multiplicity and Im
portance of the prosecutions brought
under the trust Hw3 and the suits
against the railroads from which Mr.
Moody, as judge, would be barred.
The real difficulty, however, Is to be
found not In the cases on which Judge
Moody would be prevented from sit
ting, but in the cases in which he
would sit. We have a striking exam
ple pending right now In the appeal
In the Nebraska railway tax cases, for
which the railroad attorneys secured
a special postponement a month ago
on the plea that they wanted to wait
until tho vacancy was filled so that It
could be tried to the entire comple
ment of Judges. They did not dream
that Mr. Moody was the Judge for
whom they were waiting or they would
have taken the other tack and pressod
for Immediate hearing. They hoped
that the new judge would be a lawyer
of known corporation proclivities, or,
at any rate, preferred to take a chance
upon finding a friend in the new ap
pointee. They can expect no favors
beyond "a square deal" from Attorney
General Moody and hence would much
prefer to have his nomination held up
and someone on closer terms with the
corporation crowd put in his place.
This condition Is doubtless duplicated
In many other cases.
If Mr. Moody had shown corpora
tion bias as attorney general he would
In all probability be immune from the
attacks upon him now. At least they
would not come from the same source
Mr. Moody has proved himself to be
a man of Independence, yet of fairness
as well. Those who are laying the
foundation for opposition to his con
firmation should let well enough alone
rather than Invite the appointment of
someone still more obnoxious to them.
A Kir AURICCLIVRAL, METHODS.
The success of an agent of the De
partment of Agriculture, after a sen
sational experience in finding in north
ern Siberia a variety of alfalfa sulta
blo to the arid land3 of our cold north
west, will attract special attention to
the work of the department, but It Is
more important that tho general pub
lic bhould realize that the department's
energies are ceaselessly directed to the
same end all over the world. There
Is hardly a zone or a district on the
globe, whether habitable or not. In
which systematic search is not being
prosecuted by our government to dis
cover forms of vegetable and animal
life which may be transferred with
profit to our own country.
It is only recently that our own
farmers, as a class, have awakened to
the magnitude and Importance of the
results thus already achieved In their
particular Interest. Those results hare
indeed been vital In the Immense
transfer of population westward of the
ninety-eighth meridian the last two
docade3. It Is, In large part, the new
varieties of grasses, grains and vegeta
ble growths gathered from all quarters
of the earth, where they had been
developed under special conditions
rendering them adaptable to our arid
and Bubhumld districts, that have
made possible recovery from the early
abortive and disastrous efforts to peo
ple and cultivate them, and which
now, with Irrigation and new methods
for conservation of molBture make
that region one of the most prosperous
and rapidly developing in the whole
country. The samo crops and methods
that sufficed In the area of abundant
rainfall weBt of the Allegheny moun
tains, and which the farmers who
niov'd on westward were accustomed
proved a failure when introduced Into
the arid and seral-arld tracts. A small
pcrrentnge of the farmers began to
adapt themselves to the different con
ditions, but their progress would have
been slow and fitful but for the gov
ernment's cgrlcultural organization,
world-wide in Its s?ope and working
out the results practically through the
j experiment stations, national and
' state, the agricultural colleges, the
; fanners' associations and an elaborate
! publicity system of Its own.
j The agriculture of Nebraska, which
' is one of the tier of ;reat states
I stretching from the Canadian boundary
i to the Hlo Grande, overlapping tho
. line between abundant and deficient
jrplnfall. r.trlkir.gly Illustrates the
; transformation wrought the last ten
; years by the Introduction of new
, vc;:etr.ble forms and new methods of
'cultivation, fit to these varied condl
! tlons. For in the meantime millions
jot acres which were formerly judged
worthless have thus become fruitful
and valuable and the theater of a
thriving farm industry. It is precisely
In this direction that the Increasing
pressure of surplus population from
the older settled regions Is destined
to be felt Indefinitely In the future.
But with the development of the work
of the Department of Agriculture,
which, important as Its results already
have proved, Is yet ouly In Its begin
ning, an almost Illimitable field for
expansion will be opened up and rap
RAILROAD DCST THROW1XO-
The attention of our readers Is
called specially to a most Interesting
letter In another column from Attor
ney General Hadley of Missouri, giv
ing his views on important phases of
the railroad problem. The railroads
In Nebraska, as well as In Missouri,
have been contending that rates on
local traffic within stato boundaries
are to be regarded as entirely separate
and diitlnct from through rates and,
furthermore, that the local rates can
not legally be reduced below the point
where they are now fixed, because if
reduced in the slightest they would
not by themselves pay the entire cost
of operation and fixed charges within
state lines with which they are loaded
by the railroad accountants.
Mr. Hadley shows convincingly that
the arguments of the railroads are
merely of the dust-throwing variety
and that there is no hard and fast de
marcation between local and through
business. Much of the local traffic Is
actually carried on through trains in
cars merely picked up or detached
from time to time at the several points
of destination. Mr. Hadley cites tes
timony to show that the extra cost of
local as against through freight busi
ness Is no more than from 10 to IB
per cent, whereas everyone knows that
the ratio of local to through freight
rates Is out of all proportion to that
As The Bee has pointed out, the
plea had been made In Nebraska to
justify this extortionate discrimination
that the local traffic should also be
saddled with the entire fixed charges
for that part of the roadj within the
state having the through business free
from such fixed charges. As Attorney
General Hadley says, "there has been
much Juggling on the part of the rail
roads in this class of litigation," but
the time Is at hand when the courts
as well as the public will see through
the railroads' game of thimble-rigging
and give some measure of relief.
The way Attorney General Hadley
Is going at the core of the matter is at
least reassuring and is certain to pro
duce ultimate. If not Immediate, re
sults. THE PflRSDfcAT AT PASAMA-
No one imagined at any time that
President Roosevelt's visit to Panama
partook in the slightest of the nature
of a junket, and the record of his
movements since arriving throw into
bold relief the seriousness of his pur
pose. The arduous investigation of
the work to which he has devoted
every moment of his time, the public
and social demonstrations being mere
Incidents, shows his Intense earnest
ness for knowledge and for every re
quirement that will forward the enter
prise to successful completion. No one
on the isthmus or elsewhere will doubt
that the visit is official and means
business, or that It Is merely the pre
liminary to a campaign of Increased
efficiency, which will not cease so long
as he is president of the United States,
and the effects of which will be felt
The president thus once more sig
nally illustrates his faculty of putting
himself in line with the dominant in
terests and desire of bis countrymen,
for on hardly any other subject is pub
lic opinion more thoroughly aroused
than on the importance of this historic
undertaking. There may be, and there
have Indeed been, a few carping critics
who would prefer a more conventional
chief executive, or one who would not
transgress beyond tho formal functions
of a mere official figurehead, but the
overwhelming and enthusiastic Judg
ment of the world will be that the
country is fortunate to have In the
president's office a man alert and In
stinct with zeal and force to drive for
ward such great national undertak
ings. THE RWSKLL SAU1C MILlHhVS-
The progress of Mrs. Sage's effort
to dispose of her colossal fortune di
rectly to deserving poor individuals,
and not through the instrumentality
of public charities, will be wa,tched
with Interest. There is evinced, how
ever, a general disposition to honor
her motive rather than to approve the
wisdom of her method. Her desire
that her wealth shall not go to impair
self-help and ambition nor to nourish
those who have brought upon them
selves the consequences of Idleness
and vicious habits, but rather to re
lieve those who, though industrious,
honest and worthy, are unfortunate,
surely is most commendable. It Is
indeed the aim of all intelligent char
itable effort, but its evolution has
demonstrated the necessity cf system
atic and permanent organization. It
is represented, so far as the larger
operations are concerned, chiefly by
our system of public charities, which
indeed by the measure of their ad
ministrative economies make small do
nations more effective.
Mrs. Sage cannot, of course, per
sonally Inquire into and know the
merits of more than an Infinitesimal
fraction of her beneficiaries It her
whole huxe fortune is to be disposed
of during the few years of life that at
best can now remain to her. She
would b engulfed In the mass of
Hadley on Railroad Rate Making
CITY OF JEFFERSON. November 14. 193.
To the Editor of The 1W: t have read
with Interest your comment u un the pi op
osltlon contended for by the lu.lroad com
panies In their opposition to the regulation
of state rates by the different states. I
narep with you thnt the facts In reference
to the expense of doing local or Intrastate
bualncxs have been grossly misrepresented
by the railroads to the courts .of the vari
ous states and to the federal courts. The
success of the rnilroads In the various
freight rate .rases has been largely duo to
the fact that they have tieen successful in
Inducing the courts to believe that It costs
from three to seven times as much to haul
a ton of freight per mile In the ddng of
intrastate freight business ns It does In
the doing of Interstate freight busine. s. This
contention seems to have been accepted by
the representatives of those states that have
been engaged In such litigation as correct,
and the facts upon which such contention is
basd have been given little or no investi
gation. In the litigation now pending In the
Pnited States circuit court at Kansas City
bctwoen the eighteen railroads In Missouri
and the state of Missouri, In which It Is
contended by tho railroads that the act of
the last legislature is confiscatory, this
time-worn contention of Increased cost of
doing state, as compared with tho cost of
doing Interstate business, constitutes the
basis of the suits. I huve made this the
main Issue In the litigation, and from a
careful Investigation by competent experts,
I am satisfied that there Is no difficulty In
the legal proposition established by the de
cision of the supreme court of the United
States, excluding from consideration In such
cases the eornlncs on Interstate business.
If the courts ran only be made to under
stand the fallacy of the contention as to
the Increased cost of handling Intrastate
The contention has been made In the Bur
lington cas. In which the evidence Is now
belnjr taken, that It costs more to haul an
average ton of freight per mile In Intra
state business than In Interstate business,
because the intrastate business Is mostly
handled by local freight trains, and the
operation of such trains Is more expensive
than the operation of through freight
trains. While. It is probably true that the
claims. The only alternative, since
she chooses not to employ existing
permanent charity organizations, must
be the creation of an organization of
her own with the extensive staff neces
sary to dispose of her millions in her
lifetime. That even the best man
aged charity organizations are imper
fect is only too well known, but they
reflect the mature common judgment
that far more good Is accomplished
with than could be accomplished with
out them. If, therefore, Mrs. Sage
can carry out her laudable purpose, it
will be a marvel of executive ability.
It may be plausibly surmised that
the method Is the one preferred by her
late huBband, though not expressly
enjoined in his will, for while ready
to relieve real need, he was extremely
wary against imposition, and he was
known to be distrustful of professional
importunities In tho name of charity.
Senator Henry M. Teller echoes a
complaint that has been heard In the
west these many years concerning the
system of the Indian office In its ad
ministration of affairs on the reserva
tions. Too much system and too little
administration haa always been a no
ticeable feature oi the dealings be
tween the government and its wards.
Wherever the relations between the
two have even approached a common
sense arrangement, good for both sides
has resulted. Commissioner Leupp is
merely the legatee of a long line of
mistakes, but he Is apparently earnest
in his desire to bring about a better
adjustment of conditions. If the ad
mission of Indian territory Jointly
with Oklahoma as a state will aid In
bringing the system of the Indian office
to a better business basis, it will bo
of far more benefit to the country than
the mere addition of a star to the field
in Old Glory.
If the delegates to the Transmissls
slppl congress, which is to convene at
Kansas City during the week, will only
center on some one project to be
pushed, the meeting may not be devoid
of beneficial results. One difficulty
with these conventions in the past has
been that the deliberations covered a
wide range of topics, and the possible
good of the gathering has been dissi
pated through misplaced efforts to sup
port a number of enterprises, any one
of which would require the undivided
attention of the congress. If it 1b pos
sible to unite on a program that will
center effort on a single project and
push It to its consummation, and then
take up another, the Transmlssissippl
congress can bo made a genuine fac
tor for good In the development of the
great empire It purports to represent.
Doctors Interested In the campaign
against "the great white plague" ex
press a wish for some wealthy man as
"crazy on this as Mr. Carnegie Is on
libraries." One thing at a time. When
the Carnegie library has done Its ap
pointed work, the money to enable the
doctors to carry on a comprehensive
and effective campaign against tubercu
losis, or any other form of disease, will
be readily forthcoming. Dissemina
tion of knowledge will lead eventually
to Its application, and the world In
time will be much better because An
drew Carnegie has been "crazy on
Ministerial declarations on the di
vorce question are useful as Indicating
the attitude of the clergy on the points
involved, but up to date have had little
apparent t fleet on the courts that are
called on to correct the blunders made
by Cupid. And the blind little archer
will very likely continue to fire at ran
dom despite the advance refusal of
ministerial sanction under certain
When the senate committee com
pletes its work in the Indian Territory
members will have a better idea of
"confidential" reports of special
per cent In Intrastate business that Is
handled by local freight traJns Is some
what greater than Is the jxr rent of Intra
state business of the entire freight busi
ness, yet the difference Is so slight as to
affect but little tho result. I think It will
be shown by an investigation of the way
bills of any railroad that there Is propor
tionately nearly .i much IntruMate freight
handled by through freight trains as there
is of interstate freight. Further, ns the
noces.ilty for the operation of local freight
trains exists for the purpose of p'cklng up.
distributing and carrying Interstate freight,
rs well as picking up, distributing and car
rying of intrastate freight. It cannot be
contended that the necessity for the opera
tion of liTal freight trains can be attrib
uted solely to intrastate freight. With Buch
a proposition as a basis of examination, It
becomes a mere mathematical problem to
determine the Increased cost. If uny, per
ton per mile for the doing of Intrastate, as
compared with the dirfng of Interstate
Mr. Dllworth, In the Nebraska case, gave
It os his opinion that the Increased cost
of state over Interstate business did not
exceed 10 per cent, and the Hoard of Rail
road Commissioners In Kentucky has re
cently found, after a most exhaustive
Investigation of the subject, that the In
creased cost would not exceed 14 per rent.
While I agree with you that there has
been much Juggling upon the part of the
railroads In this class of litigation, I do
not think that In this day, at least, they
can succeed In Inducing any court to assign
the expenses for all state and Interstate
freight business aa against the earnings
from the state from freight alone. Such
cases must be determined upon the In
creased cost, if any, of handling the aver
age ton mile of state freight as compared
with the expense of handling the average
ton mile of Interstate freight, and this must
be determined by tho proportion of state
and Interstate freight business that Is
hauled by through and local freight trains
In comparison with the comparative volume
of the two classes of business.
While this letter Is not written for publi
cation, yet, If In your opinion, It would
serve any useful purpose to the people of
your state, I have no objection to your
publishing It. HERHERT 8. HADLEY',
agents. Will they have the courage
to meet the ring?
Japan is now demanding "reci
procity" with the United States. Those
islanders have evidently observed the
contest in Iowa and are taking a mean
way of retaliating for the San, Fran
Kansas City will probably send all
delegates to the Transmlssissippl con
gress back home firm champions of a
resumption of traffic on the Missouri
A I,on Frit Want.
The railway accidents which have been
occurring point to the desirability of regu
lating the shipment of human beings as
well as of freight.
Hint for Giddy Heiresses.
When American girls want to buy for
eign titles hereafter they should be care
ful that they don't have to take the for
eigners with them.
Menace for Divorce Reform.
Uniform divorce laws will not commend
themselves to the transportation com
panies. They will make a serious reduc
tion In interstate passenger traffic.
Lemon Market Overworked.
It is said that the supply of lemons this
year will be smaller than In previous
years. We should Judge so by the num
ber that was handed out during the re
Vncle Joe's Faille Hopes.
Speaker Cannon must begin early If he
Is to persuade the president to abandon
radicalism this winter and give congress
and the country a rest. The annual mes
sage, which is already written, comes
down hard, it is understood, on "swollen
Mexico has an Andrew Carnegie in a
multi-millionaire mine owner named Pedro
Alvarado; but Instead of scattering
libraries through the land his method of
dying poor Is to give his money directly
to the people. It Is averred that he has
actually proposed to President Plai to as
sume the public debt. The result might be
a reverse application of the old proverb,
and It would be a case of easy go, easy
come. Having got rid of the old debt so
easily, the government would be encour
aged to run up a new one.
Steel t'nrs for I'assrnKers.
Steel passenger cars on the railroads
will unquestionably be better than the
wooden coaches in some respects, but their
superiority Is not absolute. It Is true, for
instance, that the steel cars will not be
wrecked so completely as wooden cars
when they are In collision, but, on the
other hund, it will be harder to rescue
people from wrecked steel cars than from
wrecked wooden cars. Wood can be
chopped away, while eteel will remain
impregnable to the efforts of rescue
parties. It is not going to be pleasant to
be wrecked in a steel car, even though it
stands the shock better than a wooden
SERMOM ItOlI.EI) l)OW.
The holy life needs no heralding.
Y'our fads cannot be another's faith.
Character seldom climbs higher than
The debating of doctrine means the de
laying of duty.
Ho who ran do no more than drearrt is
The worship of gold does not make the
No man rises without being knocked
down a few times.
It la alwaya easier to bring down the
houso than to lift It up.
You do not set yourself solid for heaven
by getting askew with earth.
The faith that Is forced down the throat
does not drop Into the heart.
If you are not happy on a little you
would be less happy on more.
No man ever knows Just how faithful
he is until he gets under fire.
Every man Is debtor to men to at least
the extent of his advantages.
The man who puts bread and butter first
will never get much beyond It.
Many a good deed has died in intention
for lack of a little appreciation.
It Is easy to spoil a lot of religious logic
with a little ofT color religious living.
It la wonderful how little It takea to
aatlate the self-respect of some people.
It is always well to believe a few things
deeply, provided they are deep things.
The highest delighta are often found by
turning the back on pleasure and faclria
cold, duty. Chicago Tribune,
Most interesting J
In Our November Sales
It ia becoming pretty well known that the Hospe store Is the only store In
town selling Pianos at the one price, plnlnly marked in plain figures, 1. ., $190
on the Cramer Pianos stands for Just $190 no more no less. The same with t !
the plain figures $450 on the Knnbe Piano. There aro no other figures or
hieroglyphics to confuse the buyer.
Now we Interest you still more, the $5 per month Tlano which we sell Is
reduced to $145, $1C5, $180 and $200.
Are you still paying more money than we ask? Think of It, you get your $200
Piano paid for in 3S months. Don't pay over $200 for the $5 per month Piano.
We can show you tho best values for this money, the same style, material and
mechanism you get elsewhere for $250 to $350. Come and see and be con
duced. We do not pay commissions. We sell the Pianos at a close margin, and save
Vou the commissions.
Don't fail to Inspect the New Knabe, Kranlch & Bach, Kimballs, Hallet &
Davis, Bush-Lanes, Cable, Nelsons, Hospos, Cramers and the many other fine
Pianos we carry In stock.
Lowest prices, highest grades, best terms and most reliable business dealings.
A. Hospe Co.
1513 Douglas Street
SKCl I.An SHOTS AT THE 11 M'lT.
St. Louis Republic: No one will admit
familiarity enough with the situation to
deny a visiting minister's point-blank as
sertion that there is not sufficient heat In
hell to drive the machinery of forolgn mis
sions. Cincinnati Enquirer: A minister has been
elected governor of Colorado. He may save
the state, but the state may have hard
work to rescue him from his determination.
Ministerial and gubernatorial functions do
not blend charmingly In Colorado.
Pittsburg Dispatch: Bishop Wllllama as
serts that "in the last analysis politics and
religion are one." Undoubtedly correct, if
It la the right kind of politics and the right
kind of religion. But there are so many
kinds of both that the rplgram is hardly
aafe to rely on as a working rule.
New York Tribune: In deciding to grant
the Catholic churoh another year of grace
in which to submit itself in civil affairs to
the civil law of the land, the French gov
ernment shows admirable moderation and
patience, and we must expect it will have
its due reward In a peaceful and satisfac
tory settlement of the controversy.
Indianapolis News: The pastor of the
Wrsleyan Methodist church at Bluffton.
discouraged by the seeming Indifference of
his congregation, and having exhausted
other means of bringing the recalcitrant
members within hearing of the gospel, in
(he early evening began tolling the church
bell, and the people hastened from every
fiuarter to ascertain who was dead. Then
the minister told them there was no one
physically dead, but there was a big lot
spiritually decayed, and It was In their be
half the bell was tolled. Indeed, so well
satisfied was the minister of their spiritual
death that he proposed supplementing the
tolling of the bell with eulogies more or lose
flattering concerning those he had In mind.
It Is aald there was a feeling of relief when
the congregation found there was no need
of physically sitting up with the dead, and
that It manifested a callous indifference as
to spiritual conditions. Tolling the bell for
the spiritually dead Is an Innovation.
PERSONAL A.U OTHERWISE!.
Milwaukee Is to have 80-eent gns with
out piping the free supply In the harbor.
A combine in foreign built pipes Is prom
ised. Missouri meerschaum will respond to
an Increased draft.
The duke of Marlborough and Count Cas
tellane had fairly good runs with the Van
derbllt and Gould money.
Mrs. Hetty Green broke Into the trust
busting class rather unexpectedly. Possi
bly she did not get a slice of that Pullmtui
Maxim Gorky la going to fill three vol
umes with his impressions of America.
Americans sized him up in less than three
The sessions of the Uniform Divorce
league In Chicago proved a great stimulus
to local business. One hundred and fifteen
applications for divorce were filed in one
The sad fate of tho ardent young man
who was pinned to death by hla sweet
heart suggests the wisdom of disarmament
before hugging. Put out a feeler and go
Unique among the laughable revenges of
soulless monopoly on the Atlantic coast is
the seven-masted schooner "Thomas W.
Lawson" bearing to foreign shores in cargo
of Standard oil. It Is Hank Rogers' hour
Monday of last week was slaughter day
on American railroads. Six wrecks piled
up a death list of seventy persona and fifty
nine Injured. It was an unusually off day
for railroad motive power.
The higher courts of New York have con
firmed a verdict for 17 cents rendered
against a roacher on the Rockefeller pre
serves. In these parlous times for John
D. & Co., even 17 cents helps some.
The report that the widow of Russell Sage
will gave away his millions Is calculated to
provoke "a doleful sound'' from the family
mausoleum. One thing Is certain the Sage
correspondence list will enjoy a boom.
An engine crew at Detroit Jumped the
machine when a collision was threatened
Mansing Underwear Contesl
MAJOR II. S. WILCOX,
Manager Browning, King & Co.,
Dear Sir: Alter carefully reading the list of essays in
the Munding Underwear Contest, we find the following
entitled to prizes.
First PriitMiat Klva Parks, 3305 Jackson St., Dubuqvt, Iovta.
S on l'riz'Mis JtannetU Gilbert, !3 Willow .Ac., Council BUtff$, loir a.
lliird Prize lit t rice Magner, 4927 Davenport St., City.
I. A. MEDLAR. )
OUt. 11. U1LLESP1E. Committee.
J. 1). WE A VER. S
We Carry a FULL L1XE ol this POPULAR UNDERWEAR
Browmiiiff, ECing & Co
R. S. WILCOX, Manager
and each broke a leg. Wherefore an un
feeling soction boss requested the superin
tendent of the road to "line the right of
way with feather beds, so that the heroes
of the rail might have a soft thing to
A Chicago judge evolves a few thinks of
Interest to the brethren of the bench. He
declares with befitting decorum that
"there are limitations to the power of the
court. Emphatically ao on the question of
restricting an able-bodied thirst to one
drink a day. Injunction denied."
"Another American girl is to marry
a title. She must bo rich."
"Yes, poor girl!" Cleveland Plain
"I think this whole Thanksgiving busi
ness is a good deal of a sham."
"What's the matter, old man? Have
they cut down your salary or has your
wife a dressmaker in the house?" Chi
"Now our cook has gone away, I don't
Know wnax we snail ao.
"I thought you told me your wife was
such a good cook?" I
"Not a bit of it. I told you my wife O
was an expert In broils, roasts and stews." j
"How In the world. Mrs. Wisely, do you
manage to have all your three daughters
in so early when they spend the evenings f
"Tho last one home has to get break- I
fast next morning." Pearson's Weekly.
Miss Tassay Many young girls nowa- i
days are positively awful. The Idea of
one being engaged to two young men f
the same time. It's simply shameful!
Miss Pert (maliciously) And It's aggra
vating, ioo, isn i it; fniiaaeipnia Press.
Noozey You seemed to be having quite
a time at your house last night.
Popley (wearily) Yea, a deuce of a
Nooiey A deuce of a timet
Popley Y'es, twins. P hlladelphla
"Mrs. Blank Is a perfect crank on the
care of her clothea."
"I should say so. I met her yesterday
and she was fearfully roiled up because
she'd been caught out in a storm In her
new raincoat." Detroit Free Press.
"Minnie," said the young man, whose
heart was thumping violently, "do you
know that everybody er says that we
we are engaged?"
"I suppose, Harold," she answered,
"everybody thinks that that we ought to
be, by this time."
After that it wasn't long until every
body knew it. Chicago Tribune.
John Greenleaf Whlttler.
The summer warmth has left the sky,
The summer songs have died away;
And, withered, in the footpaths lie
The fallen leaves, but yesterday
With ruby aud with, topaa gay.
The grass is browning on the hills;
No p belated flowers recall
The. abti.il frlugea of the rills,
And drearily the dead virus fall.
FrOBt-blackuned, from the roadside wall
Yet through tho gray and somber wood.
Against the dusk of fir and pine,
Last of their floral sisterhood.
The hazel's yellow blossoms shine.
The tawny fold of Afrlo's mlnel
Small beauty hath my unsung flower
For spring to own or summer hail;
But, In the aeason'a saddest hour,
To Bkles that weep and winds that wall
its glud surprisais never fail.
O days grown cold I O life grown old!
rvo rose oi June may doom again;
But, like the hazel'a twisted gold.
Through early frost and latter rain
Shall hints of summertime remain.
And as within the hazel's bough
A gift of myatlo virtue dwells
That points to golden ores below.
And in dry desert places tells
Where flow unseen the cool, sweat wells.
So, In the wise Divine's hand.
Be mine the hazel's grateful part
To feel, beneath a thirsty land.
The living waters thrill and start,
The beating of the rivulet's heart!
Sufnreth me the gift to !lght
With latest bloom the dark, cold days;
To call some hidden spring to eight
That, in these dry and dusty waya,
Shall sing Its pleasant song of praise.
O Ixvei! the hazel-wand may fall.
Hut thou canst lend the surer spell
That, passlrg over Baca's vale,
Repeats the old-time miracle.
And makes the desert-land a welL
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