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Americana can prove an alibi. Tol
uol alleges that Gorky la much over
rated. Editorial experience does not seem
to have satisfied Brother Metcalfe. He
Is now about to print a book..
Chief Donahue's sore: linger did not
seem to seriously interfere with his
determination to put on the lid.
Poultney Bigelow is fortunate . in
having passed senatorial Inquisitors
before the president reached the canal
The slight damage done by that
bomb at St. Peter's exculpate! Russian
dynamiters from complicity in the out
rage. Attempts to organize a "conserva
tive" party In Cuba may be more suc
cessful when there Is more In Cuban
affairs worth conserving.
In bringing charge of murder against
political refugees in the United States,
the president of Mexico has given a
valuable "tip" to the czar.
A tornado at Memphis, coincident
with a blizzard at 1 Paso, causes one
to wonder If the weather man does not
get mixed In his geography. !
Ralsoult's declaration to Moroccan
notaries shows that he does not intend
to Bee the time-honored bandit super-
seded by the real estate boomer.
Pittsburg haa . demonstrated that it
baa lawbreakers not Id the list of mil
lionaires, but shows that its population
baa th usual . tendency, to emulate
Walter Wcllmau may find the airship
a better means of locomotion than the
dog In, the polar regions, but he will
never be able to make it take the place
of a squaro meal.
The loss of forty or more lives as the
result of collision of ships oft' Seattle
should cause a renewal of the activity
in the, inspection service which fol
lowed the Slocum disaster.
Sine Italian anarchists have de
clared a vendetta upon socialists, (he
latter may have less difficulty in show
ing the line of demarkatlon between
these revolutionary forces.
The Lincoln Independent Telephone
comyany has just made an Increase In
ita rates, the excuse being that the ad
ditional money is needed to keep the
system in first-class condition. That's
When Commissioner Letipp'a discov
ery that "there are Indians and In
dians' is followed by a similar knowl
edge that "there are Inspectors and In-
spectors." there will be brighter hope
mr vne reu man. ,
The fact that railways charge each
other (0 cents a day for cars used by
lines other than those owning them
should have some bearing on the next
demurrage case before the Interstate
Secretary Root's advice to Chicago to
make the drainage canal navigable
may call for explanation when he
faces those fifty St. Louis Pi en still
smarting from the atlug of the recent
Mipreoie court decUlon.
By executive order UsueJ mi the
canal cone. President Roosevelt has
eliminated the governor of the toue
from active work on the canal, but tit
the office la now vacant tha new order
ibay Mttrsi with no protest.
THE TRdfiSMISSlSfMTt liKS S.
The meeting of the Transmlssissippl
Commercial congress nt Konnns City
this year bids fair to be of exceptional
Interest. The. assured presence of so
many eminent men, conspicuous among
whom Is Ellhu Koot, secretary of state.
Is a recognition of the importance of
the gathering and will naturally con
tribute much to Its educational Influ
ence. There has been a remarkable growth
of the sense of solidarity of Intercut
throughout the vast region, an empire
in Itself, from the gulf to the Canadian
boundary and stretching westward to
the Pacific coast. It is today the thea
ter of most notable development within
the' United States, and has already
reached a point at which Its commer
cial and political Interests can no
longer-be either disregarded or subor
dinated to those of any other section.
The congress, Indeed, is not for the
promotion of sectionalism in a narrow
sense any more than of political parti
sanship, but it may be expected to em
phasize the growing disposition and
ability of the west to take to Itself a
Just share In shaping Its own and the
common policy of the country. '
Most especially may such a represen
tation be expected at this time to re
flect the essential unity of western In
terest on the vital questions that have
been lately pushed to the front In pub
lic attention, including equal rights in
transportation and industry, and to
that end the enforcement of laws
adapted to the exigencies of the times.
There are, too, many specific subjects
like public lands, irrigation, navigable
river improvements, etc., which have
far-reaching significance throughout
the Transmississlppi region, upon
which the selected minds from so many
important districts and fields of activ
ity should In a free parliament throw
much light. And It would be hardly
possible for a man of the type of Sec
retary Root to fail to bring a message
that will throw into bold relief the
broad aspects of the present oppor
tunity and destiny of the west.
COST OF HEABSTISM TO HKAKST-
The expenditure of $256,370.22
which William Randolph Hearst ad
mits under oath he made to promote
his candidacy for the New York gov
ernorship is utterly unprecedented,
and In the case of any other than a
self-advertising aspirant would excite
as much public astonishment as con
demnation. The public, however, had
been prepared for such a showing by
the obtrusive and innumerable evi
dences of financial promotion which
from the first have marked Hcarstism
But it is pertinently pointed out that
the quarter of a million, assuming that
that sum correctly states all the ex
penses which the law required to be
Included in Hearst's showing as a can
didate, must be very far below his total
costs on account of this contest. The
expenditure required, through a period
of a year and a half, in building up
his independent organization in every
county of the state and in the elaborate
ante-convention manipulations to con-
, trol the democratic organization must
have been enormous. Yet all this, as
well as a vast amount of other costs,
Is outside of and additional to those
expenses, a statement of which Hearst
had to make under the law.
In a word, the conservative estimate
is that Hearst's purse, bled for the
Hearst candidacy at the very least to
the tune of $500,000, demonstrating
beyond a peradventure that the "yel-
I low," at least when translated Into
terms of practical politics, represents
the real thing. The expenditure of
$61,853 by Charles E. Hughes, or at
the rate of only 8 cents for every 100
votes cast for him, as azainst the 30
cents out of Hearst's pocket for every
vote he received, constitutes a pleasing
and Instructive contrast, which is
all the more Impressive because of
the triumph of the former neverthe
less over the latter as a demonstra
tion of the futility of money in elec
tions when the people are aroused.
77ft MlM.su stuck ( RaZK-
Mining stock speculation has ex-
panded to portentous proportions,
which more than warrant the warning
.tow sounded everywhere by prudent
and experienced men. It U a startling
fart that the volume of trading in
speculative stocks, mainly mining
shares, on the curb actually exceeds
the amount of business transacted on
the New York Stock exchange, and
New York, although the chief is only
one among many centers of such
speculation whose transactions have
become enormouu. In short, the
symptoms are those of a mania which
Is rapidly spreading and from which,
unless checked In time, very grave
consequences are inevitable.
Abounding prosperity invariably in
duces speculation which, after a cer
tain stage of craze, runs rabidly to
greater hazards. A period of unparal
leled Industrial expanslou for six or
, eignt voar ha, re8ul(ed in gremt Kaln8
represent'ng easy money, to hundreds
of thousands, who thus schooled to ex
pect an Indefinite upward tendency
more thoughtlessly yield to the gllt
terlug temptations of quick rl' hes than
when their savings are mere labor
iously and slowly gained. There haa
been, too. Just enough of fttireess In
coirjer. gold and stiver exploitation,
through discovery of new ores or of
now methods of treating old ores, to
tlve direction to the rlsius pjpular
ImfuiUe to speculation. It Is now
largely the ignorant, the unthinking,
the over eager and those who are In
no position, even if they had the dis
position, to discriminate between the
comparatively few meritorious mining
Investments and the myriad fakes.
j frauds and dreams tt.at c;ni f no pos
sibility 1'CsUll UlLti.ilaC tliau lu sOod
and disaster. There are some rich lo- I more than a labor of love. After pecu
lations In the new Cobalt mining dis- pie have been drilled In orthography
trlct, but within two years and largely i as expounded by Webster and Worces
withln a few months, stock flotations j ter and other spelling book authora It
amounting to over $1,000. 000, 000 , will require more than the mere per-
have been taken hy the public, and
the capitalization of visions and fakes
Is going on now more rapidly than
ever. Identically the same process is
In progress In Innumerable other dis
tricts on a basis and at a rate which
must infallibly cause collapse at no
The evil has reached the point where
great numbers of people of small
savings, who will be grievously hurt
when the collapse comes, are being af
fected by the craze and have already
parted with an aggregate of tens of
millions of dollars, not one cent of
which will they ever see again. Worse
still than that, the total amount of
capital, all of which Is needed for
legitimate productive Industry, looked
up and diverted therefrom, threatens
to become, so vast as to be a serious
factor, even if It were not certain for
the most part to be ultimately lost.
When the gambling passion becomes
epidemic the admonitions of conserva
tism and prudence are usually unavail
ing, for the sense of value Is Impaired,
but mining ' speculation has now
reached such an extreme that the peril
ought to be self-evident.
tTTUHK OF AK-SAH-BKS.
The letter which President Wattles
of the Ak-Sar-Ben Board of Governors
addressed -to the business men of
Omaha presents one phase of the sit
uation which demands Berlous consid
eration. No question exists as to the
desirability of continuing the annual
Ak-Sar-Ben festivities. This spectacle
has proven so popular that Its discon
tinuance at the present time would
amount to little short of a local ca
lamity. Its value as an advertisement
for Omaha is beyond estimation. All
who have been connected with Ak-Sar-Ben,
even in the remotest degree,
unite in a general expression that the
show is worth to the city far more
than it costs.
But with Ak-Sar-Ben, as with any
other undertaking, financial stability
Is an absolute necessity. During the
twelve years through which the Ak-Sar-Ben
festival has continued it has
been financed in a rather happy-go-
lucky manner. The Board of Gov
ernors has incurred indebtedness from
season to season and trusted to the
liberality of thi business niec for
funds wherewUh to discharge liabili
ties. On one or two occasions, at
least, this trust haj not been realized
and members of the board have been
forced to assume personal responsibil
ity for debts of the organization. This
should not be so. Mr. Wattles has
simply pointed out the difficulty under
which the organization rests without
suggesting a competent remedy.
Ak-Sar-Ben ough: to be put. on a
business basis without further delay.
The responsible body of the organiza
tion is the Board of Governors, mem
bers of which at present give of their
time and means for the conduce of tha
business without compensation, and
they should b assure! that they will
be incurring no financial responsibility
in addition to the cares of direction
that now fall on them. No good rea
son exist j why the organization can
not be put on a basis which will re
lieve the Board of Governors from Its
present predicament. The employ-
ment of a secretary or commissioner
; who would act as business manager
the year round, would promote the ad
justment of th affairs of Ak-Sar-Ben
along lines that would Insure the per
manency of the festival and the Cer
tainty that all debts incurred would
be discharged when due.
It would also enable the Board of
Governors to discharge Its responsibili
ties in a more satisfactory and econom
ical way and would keep business men
of the city, who are so deeply inter
ested in the festival, more closely in
' touch with its affairs. The necessity
for some such arrangement Is too ap-
parent to need argument.
j Omaha's moral condition is very
j well Indicated by the fact that In the
! congregation of 8,000 only twelve felt
j the need of conversion. If this ratio
holds g.iod throughout the city the
J charge made by other traveling
evangelists that Omaha
edest city In the world" la more than
confuted. It can easily be doubted
that no other city of Omaha's popula
tion could not exceed twelve un regen
erate In a congregation of 8 000.
The fatuity with which the Nebraska ! ln of passes added to paaaenger . re
rallrnad. eP.o t, th Mu ih.i I cHpts. If. as has been testified by more
clian fo 'he Idea
people are not In earnest Is only I
equalled by th;lr iceal lu their efforts
to overthrow the popular will. Rail-
road attorneys may accept the inevlt -
able with whatever grace they will, but
i tut-'y ihu ucptuu uu it mat tne taws
enacted by the coming Nebraska legis
lature will be framed for the people
and not for the corporations.
That must have beeu an Important
menage the New England Democratic
Prosresslve league had for Mr. Bryan,
or niavlie the meusc nger really wanted
to see some of the west. One real
service Mr. Bryan has performed for
the west haa been to Induce a u um
ber of eastern people to visit this sec
tion who might not otherwise have
crossed the Allegheny mountains.
Governor-elect Sheldon Is already
redeeming the promise made for him
that ha Is ironwood and not willow.
The cabinet makers and office brokers
have practically found their occupa
tion gone before the determination of
the governor tc bf his own executive.
Chancellor Vndrews Is finding
self-aip"!rtory task of prech'njj
g"ipel of ' u-'udiUed apllo " a
suaslve eloquence of an eminent edu
cator to induce them to shake off the
The formation of a wireless tele
graph trust loses some of Its prospec
tive terror In the reflection that at
least the right-of-way cannot be con
trolled by this or any other similar
organization. This Is about the only
field Into which corporate capital can
venture without the assurance that It
Some little public curiosity exists
as to the tenor of the reply the Omaha
Water board will make to the letters
of the Omaha Water company offering
to relieve the city's necessities by con
structing a second big main from the
pumping station to the city. The ap
pearance of that reply has not been
If the decision of the United States
supreme court on the subject of taxa
tion of land held by Indians Is not
based on some peculiar state law of
Washington, Thurston county will find
Itself with money to burn.
The first wind of winter and the
trial of the Indicted coal barons struck
town together. There may be no spe
cial significance In this fact, .but it
certainly was a chilly day for all
opremacj- of the l,w,
In other words. United States attorney
will attempt to show that the Standard
must follow the flag, rather than the flag
When the Mta-My Dollar Failed
Wall Street Journal.
Hughes' election cost him I1W.65. Hearst's
defeat cost him $36,370.21. Victory does not
always go to the man with the Mggost pile
of money. The contrast Is Inspiring.
Modesty of the OH Klag,
John D. Rockefeller points to the eatlmate
of the total wealth of the I'nlted States.
$loS.ano,(tf.nof. a proof that he has been
very moderate In asking for only one of
I.eanlag on the Publle.
The Pullman directors were so busy cut
Ing up that r5,i0.0o0 surplus that they for
go to raise the pay of the porters, so the
public will keep right on contributing to
Pas It I p.
Would the Standard Oil company be
willing to make concessions If It were In
the right, and could It have been In the
wrong all this time with Its pious officials
unaware of the fact?
Perfection of Pride.
Wouldn't It be fine If you were actually
as great a man as the fallow who Is trav
eling from Chicago' to Omaha Imagines the
natives think him to be when he struts on
the platform while the engine Is taking
water at Boone, la. 7
Salted Mines oa Msrke:.
San Francisco Chronicle.
Judge Him of Sacramento has sentenced
a man to ten years' Imprisonment fo.' salt
ing a mine and deceiving a purchaser. The
punishment Is fully deserved, but If all
the men who put up Jobs on buyers of
mines were treated In like manner there
would b: no room for the convicted In our
1'nlqae Defense of Utah Prices.
Kansas City Star.
In defense of the rates charged by the
Pullman compuny the stock argument la
that the privacy and comfort which the
Pullman cars grant would be all forfeited
If thev were brought within the means
! and the reach of the hoi pollol. There Is
i sufficient logic in this to appeal strongly
to persons who desire to keep aloof from
the so-called "common herd." But, admit
ting that there is something In this plan,
that does not compel the company to dodge
Its taxes and to thus add to the bloated
surplus which arises continually to shame
and plague Its sensitive directors.
Remedy for Postorllee Deflella.
Ban Francisco Chronicle.
There Is an astonishing number of sug
gestions made by the postal authorities to
reduce the annual deficit of the department,
and they are all along the lint of dimin
ishing the efficiency of the service. Not
one that we have seen proposes to get at
the difficulty In the right way, and that I
by curtailing extravagant expenditures for
transportation. The reason Is obvious
senators and congressmen who owe their
nominations and elections to railroads are
not likely to adopt a course calculated to
diminish their revenues, and the postal au
( notifies take their cue from congress.
HKDKTIOV II FREIGHT RATE.
Most Come, Peaceably If Possibly,
Forcibly If Necessary.
The railroads of the country have gained
at all points In the last year. The aboll-
than one railroad president, free rides were
a tenth OI tne wnoie. tne aaaiuon to ps
senger enrntngs througl. payment on free
rtd. PU:' from , to $a.ooo,oja
! PrtlKhtf7 ha? ,n"ke TTt
I by the abolition of rebates Down to last
snrtn. the b)r ,hiDiers wera getting re-
bntrs. Few of the big shippers paid big
rtt-s. The flat rate Is now the rule. What
tbe gain Is in rwvenue no one knows. It 's
For ti e current year the railroads of tho
fountry have, to tho end of September
taking published reports on over htilf),
taken !n about $3fW.nMKW more than in
196. and 16 was the best year the rail-
roads lave ever had.
On this great lno:taM In receipts divi
drnds hive been raWed. wngea hsve been
lnc:eus'-l iind a vast um expended on im
provements and equipment.
These are all well; but tha public ,1
shippers should also have recognition
The standard paaaengfr rate Is dropping
east of Chicago from J cents a mile to 2
cents. This gives the public of passengers
part of Its fair share.
The public uf freighters should have Its
sin. re by a reduction In freight re.tes. The
railroads should do this without waiting
Whin rebates took off the rraum from
freight receipts the railroads could not re
duce. Powerful shippers made the reduc
tion for themselves and drove the sinnll
rli:pwr out of business
ThlB is now over. A general reduction In
frelKht rt-s Is demanded and a genera'
red jetiun snould b considered. If It
not Tl bv tle rnllroads the Interstate
'.'.!".. iiv'tc v jntmiloii should acU
ARMV fiOSaiP I WJtrHIIOTOI.
nrrent Events flleaaed fraas tha
Army aad 5sry Register.
The Wsr department haa deWded to
abandon Fbrt WashaJtle Wyo,. as soon a
It is possible to withdraw from that sta
tion the garrison now on duty there. This
consists of Troops K and F of the Tenth
cavalry. The recommendation has he n
mnde In favor of the early abandonment of
the post, which Is In such a state of archi
tectural decay as to be shortly uninhabita
ble and requiring to be practically rebuilt,
If It be not abandoned. Tha former project
Is reg-arded as out of the question. In view
of lack of military Importance of the poet,
and Its earliest polble abandonment Is
considered ths only reasonable action to
take. The cause of delay Is due to the
belief that the presence of the troops Is
necessary In connection with the appor
tionment of lands In the neighborhood of
Armv officers who have to do with the
uniform have observed with much Interest
the comments from abroad on the subject
of the khaki uniform, which Is reported
as "not holding Its own." This Is some
what indefinite, because those entitled to
be classed among the experts on the sub
ject have never been quite certain whether
the word "khaki" applies to color, quality
or kind. In this country "khaki" Is com
monly accepted aa descriptive of tha cot
ton fabric used for military purposes and
dyed a certain sl.ade of brown. It la pretty
well settled among authorities that this
color will now be changed. In fact. In our
own service the substitution of the olive
green appears to bo pretty well fixed. This
Is a color more pleasing to the eyo and Is
looked upon aa less fugitive than the brown
of the early khakl uniform.
It Is likely there will be an Important
change In the personnel of the quartermaji
ter's department shortly. Brigadier Gen
eral Charlrs F. Humphrey, quartermaster
general of the army, has tinder considera
tion a voluntary transfer to the retired
list. He may flic this application shortly
after his return from the present inspection
trip of various military posts, which he
Is making with the secretary of war and
Brigadier General Bnrrv. It Is not known,
of course, when tha transfer will take
effect, but pr bablv earlv In the com I n ff
year. If It were possible to do so under
the law, General Humnhrcv would he re
tired as a major general, a distinction and
roward he haa fully earned by long and
faithful service In the; quartermaster's de
partment. Ho has been of great value In
every position ha haa held In the corrs
and has made an excellent quartermaster
general. It Is possible that he will bo pre
vailed upon to remain until his retirement
by operation of law In September of 1908,
but It Is understood that he Is desirous of
being relieved of the arduous taeka de
volving upon him. If the application for re
tirement Is approved. General Humphrey
will be succeeded by Major Carroll A.
Pevol, cuiartermaater, recently detailed for
duly as a member of the general staff and
shortly due In Washington for duty In the
office of the chief of staff. Major Devol
would have a long period to serve, as he
does not reach the retiring age until Apr'.'
Major C. A. Devol of the quartermaster's
department, reported for duty on Thurs
day In Washington aa a member of the
general staff. Special interest attaches to
the Incident for the reason that, sooner or
later, probably by the first of the year.
Major Devol will become quartermastei
general of the army. His detail to that
position nas oeeu assured by the presi
dent, It Is understood, on the recommenda
tion of Secretary Taft. A vacancy will bt
created, as haa already been stated In these
columns, by the voluntary retirement o!
Brigadier General Charles F. Humphrey,
who would. If the law permitted, be made
upon his retirement a major general, which
distinction and reward he haa fully earned
hy long, faithful and valuable service In
the army, and especially In the quarter
master's department. The fact that Major
Devol succeeds to the office of the quar
termaster general makes It out of the ques
tion for a number of eligible colonels and
lieutenant colonels o become the head of
that corps. Most of them are candidates
with applications on nie In the War de
parlment. ' It Is barely possible that some
of these officers will ask to be retired and
It Is understood that In one or two In
stances the suggestion has come from
Washington that such applications be
made, with what effect, of course, remains
i to be seen.
The quartermaster general of the army
recently sent out a circular to thief quar
termasters asking them to ascertain from
officers, who are receiving allowances for
quarters, the statements of prices paid In
various departments for quarters occupied
by officers on duty requiting them to rent
or lease dwellings and also Information as
to how the quarters which can be rented
for the amount of tha commutation paid
compare, according to the rank of officers.
with those furnished to officers at military
posts. The reports, as has already been
stated In these columns. Indicate that the
rent paid by officers under such circum
stances Is two or thre times tha regular
allowance. For Instance. In Denver, one
officer pays 4fi per month for a room and
another IfiO. In Chicago a flat can be ob
tained for IC. while quarters equivalent
to those at Fort Sheridan would cost SS.
At Seattle one officer pays 140 per month
for two rooms. At FJ Paso a five-room
apartment costs $50 per month, whlla a
house similar to that at an army oust
would cost fi0 per month. At Oklahoma
City an eight-room dwelling costs $71 per
month. At Portland, Ore., on officer
pays $.T8 per month for a room, while a
house similar to the army quarters at
Vancouver Barracks commands a rental of
$1(j0. This Information has been tabulated
by the quartermaster general and will be
uwed by him In urging upon congress an
Increase In tha allowances for quarters.
WHY JAPANESE ARE I WRI.COMK.
A California Protest Against Eastern
flan Francico Chronicle.
The people of tha east have no right to
attribute our desire to maintain our Amer
lean civilisation to mre hatred. No men:
ber of any race or nation la more sura of
protection in this city, so far as official
authority or tha desires of the decent eo
pie can give It, than the Japanese wno
are now here. We do not want them here
In large numbers because wa And by ex
perlence, as white men In Hawaii have i
long since found, that we cannot maintain
the American standard of comfort for th i
masses of our p ople in the face of the
competition of un Industrious race which
has a lower standard of life. If t'iey come,
white men who compete with them must
live as they do. Wherever In America
they go that will ba found true. There
fore, we do not want them. But when here, j
and while here, they are entitled
not only to all the protection of tha law,
but to respectful and decent treatment gen
erally. And this they get. and anyone who
says otherwise does It with the deliberate
Intention of vllllfying our people In ordr to
curry favor with an alien race which may
buy eallli'oes of them.
Real Test al Streagta.
After H.iirln.an haa finished with the task
of consolidating the railroads of tha coun
try he rr.:ght turn his attention to tha much
Tote dlfT:i jl'. t"b 01' consolidating the demo
cratic J'ii t.
ONLY the most painstaking and expert work
on prime skins can make a Fur piece worthy
of being stamped "Gordon."
Gordon Furs are pioneer furs, and have never
lost the margin of superiority that was theirs
from the first.
Jttk your dtaUr
- DOOM OF II I'M A. CREED.
Criminal Corporations aad Corrupt
Officials Mast alt Baslness.
Wall Street Journal.
There are two features In our Industrial
and political system which may as well get
ready to quit business. Thry ore the cr'm
Inal corporation and 'he corrupt official,
t'nless the signs of the times are gross'y
misread, the handwriting Is already on the
wall. Indicating that their doom Is not
True, there will always be corporate offi
cials who. according to the eternal fitness
of things, should be In Jail, and there will
be public offlclala who have no hlgaer snse
of duty than to help themselves to every
thing In sight, short of landing themselves
In prison. But these are but Incidental tc
the normal degree of Integrity which sn
Intelligent popular Judgment is beginning
to Insist on. aa a requisite for office, cor
porate or public.
There Is now going on a searching of
records, a scrutiny Into careers which Is
gradually shelving the man who cannot be.
successful In business without being a
criminal. The type must go, whether by
self-ellmlnatlon, by force of Judicial pro
cedure or by dint r? outraged public feeling.
If the good will of one's fellow men la
worth having, it must be gotten not hy
gifts, nor by deception, but by playing fair
with them. One cannot fleece the public
methods which popular sentiment re-
gards aa Immoral and at the same time
count on the respect and esteem of one's
neighbors or fellow citizens.
Thiajs not scolding anybody, mind you.
It Is the Inevitable fate to which greed
brings those who are driven along by Its
passion. What though a man may prosper?
The hot wrath of popular sentiment will
wither his prosperity. If he reckons pros
perity by tha good will of his fellow man.
To live In an atmosphere of the hatred of
one's neighbors la hell, and that Is what the
wrong doers In the management of corpor
ations In disregard of taw, of Justice and of
common honesty must expect to get In allo
pathic doses, as the natural reward of their
Fortunately for the country, the vast ma
jority of our business men whether en
gaged In corporations or otherwise, have
nothing to fear from this "hot wrath," or
It Is not directed against them.
Ben Sheldon, veteran county clerk of Lan
der. Wyo., was defeated (or re-election by
A big majority. He was opposed by young
women, who resented his action In dis
charging a girl employed In his office be
cause she insisted on wearing a peek-a-boo
Mary Anderson de Navarro, who recently
issued her memoirs, has sent a copy of the
book to the Commercial club of Doulsville,
Ky.. with the following note: "For the
Commercial club of Louisville, with the
beet wishes of Mary Anderson de NavBiTO,
a loyal lever of Kentucky."
rw.i tv, .. rv,n., r in m
"'"" " w.
is tne nrsi millionaire cer necieu to niw
Missouri stnte senate. Although very rich,
he la In all respects a plain Mlssourlan. He
made his money In mining enterprises.
Colonel Conner never owned a dress suit
or a silk hat In his life, though he dresses
Frederick William Wile, an American cor-
respondent living In Berlin, who went
abroad at the outbreak of tha Boer war,
haa boe.n made correspondent-ln-chlef for
Germany of the London Mall and the chain
of other newspapers and periodicals con
trolled by 'uord Northcllfte, formerly Al
fred Harnu'worth. Mr. Wile Is St yaar
old and wax born In L&porte, Ind.
Among tho candidates recently elected In
Missouri Is Rube Oglesby, who was chosen
a member of the railroad commission.
Yaara ago, whlla employed aa a brakeman,
he was the victim of an accident which
cost him a leg. He sued for damages, won
in the lower courts and lost on appeal.
Then he succeeded In being nominated for
railroad commissioner, but waa defeated.
This year he won a triumphant election
and It Is taken for granted that so far as
one railroad Is concerned Rube Oglesby Is
loaded for bear.
Mrs. Augustus Heaton of Washington
some time ago changed from the Episco
palian lo the Roman Catholic church and
by way of celebrating the event decided to
give a reception in honor of the bishop of
her diocese, fihe decided, however, that her
already famous drawing room was not suf
ficiently resplendent to serve aa a place of
reception for the bishop who was to come
and congratulate her. There was yet time
In which to make the room mors attractive
Hafurc's Cure for j
Ween troubled with constipation the day should
be started with the juice uf a whole lemon In a glass
of cold water without sugar. This, with tegular
exercise and the eating of
WHEAT FLAKE CELERY
will stimulate the liver Into extra action aad then
the bile causes the bowels to move. Bile is the
natural laxative tor the bowels and the lemon acid
and the food stimulate liver action.
ralatahle-Niitrltloae-Easy of Digestion and Beady to Cat
IMMhoMHI. ri I art
- - r
Gordon Fur Scarfs
Worn with or without an outer coat, ths
neck-piece snugples up around your ear tips
and warms you all over.
Every Gordon Scarf is as smartly designed
and as carefully made as the most elaborate
The scarf shown here can be worn in the
manner pictured, or as a four-in-hand tie, and
can be furnished in various sorts of furs, at
prices ranging from $5 to $50.
and Mrs. Heaton, with true artistic taste,
had everything taken out of the room ex
cept the old furniture and a few art ob
jects. The walls before had been cover-d
Willi tapestry, but that was not enough for
a reception for the bishop. After mu h
thought she finally decided on drab silk wsil
covering. What with this and other ex
tensive changes In the room without the
purchase of furniture Mrs. Heaton got rid
I.AM rOK THE btDLK.
arras uf Ooisramest
Despite I'r.cle Sam's prodigality in t lis
matter of giving away public lands, there
ara still millions of acres awaiting appor
tionment and settlement. At the close of
I9o5, for example, tho following tracts weia
still held by the government:
Alabama .... I'd.!", Montana ...
Alaska 3ffi.flOR.975 Nebraska ..
Arizona 47. ir.2.!K1 Nevada ....
Arktnsns ... 2.1f.41 New Mem..,
California ... 3J.1;,m7No. Dakota
t ouirudo MiO,J-6 Oklahoma .
Florida 1.121, 173 Oregon ....
Idaho 33,4H.,.;w.,Ho. Dakota.
Kansaa VI2.4FS I'tah
Ixiulsisna ... St .'HO Washington
Michigan ... a " 9 "'Isonsln .
Minnesota .. 2,822.838 Wyoming ..
Mississippi .. ..,..,
Miswouri .... 1MUW9 Total ....817.527.15T
In addition to this enormous area there
j were 1)0,717.208 acres of public lands re-
aerved from settlement for the time being
by the government. Most of this territory
will eventually be thrown open.
'Politics, ' observed I'ncle Jerry tYebles
'Is a good deal like a game of foot ball. If
you get any glory out of ll vou've got to
get down in the dirt." Chicago Tribune
Towne Tea, Galley l a vestryman of
wj is n vnirymRH OT OUT
tl He doesn't behave as If t i
.ny church. .k i
so; he behaves as If th
1 to him PhlladcluhiaaBS
he belonged to an)
towne That a
Biffs The eagle may be the bird of free
dom, all right, but It Isn't nearly as useful
as the hen.
Jolts-Just the same. I'd rather be n
eagle than be blamed evwy time a cheno
guy In a quick lunch strikes a colrl ..
j -Cleveland Plain Dealer.
j "There I. a statesman,'" said the admlr-
ilng citizen, "who is incanable
"Well." answered Senator Sorghum. "thi4
deoends more or less on how smart Iht
public is." Washington Star.
"Jinks, ion are worth $10,000,000."
"What of that?"
"You ought to stop money grubng now
and go In for a career."
"Whatil I go in for?"
"You know beat."
"All rlxht. I ll toss for It. Heads, mar
riage with a chorus girl; tails, the senate
Nell She's exceedingly proper, isn't she'!
Belle Oh. decidedly o. Thai girl wouldn't
f w.?n., wedding trip without a chaperon -I'hlludelphla
I . r. tiewiigus w hy li It von alwHv
, In when I am trying to say sonn-
iinngr iou never seem to be willing to
ii-n.r me imjk:
Mrs. tiewiigus On the
always htw with th greatest aMmt"n
wh'n you talk In vrmr nin r'hinair
A 1 I'M (IV.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
All are architects of Fate,
Working In these walls of Time;
Borne with massive deeds and great,
Some with ornaments of rhyme.
Nothing useless Is. or low;
Bach thing In its place Is best;
And what seems but Idle show
Strengthens and supports the rest.
For the structure that we raise.
Time la with materixl tilled.
Our todays and yesterdays
Are the blocks with which wa build.
Truly shape and fashion these;
Leave no yswning gaps between;
Think not, because no man sees,
Buch tilings will remain unseen.
In the older days of art.
Builders wrought with greatest oar
Bach minute and unseen part;
For the Uods see everywhere.
Let us do our work as well,
Both the unseen and the seen;
Make the house, where Gods may
Beautiful, entire and clean.
Else our lives are Incomplete,
8tanding-in these walls of Tima,
Broken t fairways where tha feet '
Htumlile us they seek to climb.
Build today, then, strong and sura
With a firm and ample base.
And ascending and secure
Shall tomorrow And lis place.
Thus alone can we attain
To those turrets where the eye
Be' s tiie world us one vast plain.
And one buundles reach of sky.
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