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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, l0f.
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' C; C. ROPEWATER.
'. ' General Manager.
Subscribed In my present and sworn to
before ma thla 1st day of November. 1906,
(Seal.) ' M. B. H UNGATE,
wtiE.t oit or TOWI.
Subscribers leaving; tha city team
pararlly shoald bar ' Tb .
nailed to tfceaa.' Atarcsa will fee
chaaged oftta reaaesfca.
BtlU draws its salary.
The, blind husoand of .Mme. Calve
may find that marriage Is still "an
Remarks by Mr. Harniuan and Sec
retary Root Indicate that railroad leg
islation may soon become a matter of
That .New. York caterer who offered
Count' Bonl de. Castellane 110,000 a
year as major domo must" find .the
Gould family poor patrons. .... f.
The biennial renovation of Ihe tstata
1 f in a la r nr Irs nrAtrraaa Thfl rt r rr& a
- suggests more than ever the need of a
new capltol building for Nebraska.
John" Mitchell's silence while the
American Federation of Labor ap
proves the political program of Mr..
Oompers probably means more than
The sultan of Morocco should sus
pend activity until be learns from the
ruler of Turkey the way to keep, "the
powers" from united action under
While Mr. Choate may be correct in
raying a fine of $100,000 is unprece
dented In the United States, he will
' probably be willing to admit that the
.offense, proven U also unique.
When the den who forced the gov
ernment to adopt a policy for irriga
tion of western land get behind the
waterway , movement steamboats . will
return to the rivers in earnest.-'
In .the order excluding ' American
pork, from France, Premier Clemen
coau pays Germany the sincere flattery
of Imitation and shows he is willing
to sacrifice real advantage for German
- The scratch of th.e kitty stings Jus'
the same, no matter" whether the fe
line be domiciled by the Jacksonlan
or the Pahlman Democracy, , and the
entrance fee is just as expensive In
Wlttr democrats controlling the Ok
lahoma constitutional convention the
minority can secure amusement by in
sisting that democratic platform prom
1 ses -in other states be carried out in
the -new one.
The people of Missouri have author
Ued counties to increase Indebtedness
to secure Kood' roads, proving that
despite the story of the election re
turns the s'ate still has Its face turned
toward the light.
The manager of the Red Cross fund
at San Francisco declares Mayor
S( hmitx Is not a grafter, which will be
good news to the people who saw the
California musician placed on a ped
crtial after the earthquake.
" Men who construct concrete build
lugs should exercise more than-usual
tare, since accounts of accidents are
beginning to scare people who look to
the sew plan to relieve them from the
txactloris of the "lumber trust."
The city council will make a formal
k-in and on the former clerk of the po
lice court without the aid or consent of
Mayor Jim. It is probable that the full
Investigation will determine the fact
that the affairs of the Omaha police
court have been conducted lu the past
oit a babU that Indicates the occasional
lonflict between statutory law aud com-
OOI .45 Ki(SKCLrS SPOKESMAN-
Secretary Hoot's affirmation of the
Monroe doctrine in his Kansas City ad
dress will, under the circumstances, be
taken as an authentic declaration of
the policy of the national administra
tion, and at this moment must be in
terpreted, "as it was doubtless intended
to be, as an explicit repudiation of the
sensational utterance of a diHtiiigulxhed
American professor in a recent lecture
at Berlin, to the effect that that doc
trine bad become "obsolete." It was
at the time unofficially, but emphat
ically given out that the professor's
statement, since It was likely to be
popularly accepted abroad to no small
extent as representative of American
sentiment, was extremely distasteful to
President Roosevelt, and certainly
nothing could be more express and di
rect than Secretary Root's assevera
tion that "The principle declared by
Monroe is as wise an expression of
sound political judgment today, as
truthful a representation of the senti
ments and instincts of the American
people today, as living la Its force as
an rffpctlve rule of conduct whenever
occasion shall arise, as it was on De
cember 2, 1823," and that "It needs no
prophetic vision to eee that other oc-
: caslons for Its application may arise
But, aside from tv3 maladroit Berlin
incident, the time was ripe for a sig
nal reaffirmation on our part of the
Bubstance of the historic new world
policy. Not to speak in general of the
advanced stage of international Influ
ence upon which we have entered as a
result of the war with Spain and of
our stupendous development in indus
try and trade, internal and foreign, the
actual construction of the Panama inter-ocean
waterway, and the new era
of commercial relations now at last
auspiciously opening with the countries
to the south make opportune, as a
business as well as a political matter,
an unequivocal pronouncement in
favor of the Inviolability of the whole
new. world by European aggression.
Among all the American republics the
United States alone has the physical
force to make such pronouncement
real and vital in short, to make its
purpose the kind of a fact which is
internationally respected and in due
time becomes recognized as interna
However; doctrinaires and scholarly
recluses may theorize or dream to the
contrary,' the primacy of the United
States' in new world affairs, commer
cial and political, as well as Its pres
tige generally In world affairs, is prac
tically dependent now more than ever
upon uncompromising maintenance of
the position so explicitly avowed by
Secretary Root, on the one condition,
it is to be added, that we at the same
time foreclose the other American re
publics against apprehension of ag
gression on .our part. Secretary Ropt
himself, as the highest national repre
sentative, has just returned from a
memorable mission, the purpose of
which was to remove such apprehen
sion of this kind as existed and to
safeguard conclusively against its re
vival and spread. And that mission,
fortunately, was notably successful. '
Recurrence, therefore, to the Monroe
doctrine, In the most solemn and posi
tive manner, follows at this Juncture
in logical sequence, and it may safely
be assumed that it will be reinforced
and clinched by veritable action by the
Rooseyet. administration as occasion
may arise.. While the implied practi
cal course may, as an Internationa)
policy, seem remote to manyi there is
growing national consciousness
stirred by. the business outlook south
ward, that this doctrine now and pros
pectively involves our most intimate
and vital interests.
THE SVOAR TRUST HIT HARD.
The prompt conviction and severe
punishment of the Sugar trust for ac
cepting 'rebates, following so swiftly
conviction of the New York Central
for granting them, is a notable and
welcome mark of progress in enforcing
the law against transportation dis
criminations. The fine of $103,000
imposed by the court for the violations
covered - by the indlctmeuts, the
amount illegally received by the Sugar
trust being only $28,000, may be a
severe penalty from its standpoint, es
pecially when the expenses of defense
against the prosecution, Including the
fee of high-priced lawyers, like, former
Ambassador Joseph H. Choate, are
considered, but it is none too severe.
The efficiency of the law Is indeed
being asserted when it has thus he
come dangerous to violate it. One of
the main roots of the evil which has
so aroused public resentment has beeu
that powerful trade conspiracies like
the Sugar trust, controlling huge quan
tities of freight, could to their own
profit and to the undoing of weaker
competitors coerce railroads into
granting illegal advantages in rates.
It is only by 'making the wrong un
unprofltable to' the trust tbat the evil
can be cut out by the roots, although
of course relentless prosecution of the
rebating carrier also helps.
The protest fcf the trust's attorney,
Mr. Choate, that such a heavy fine U
unprecedented is sophistical. All the
penal precedent harmonize on the
principle of preventive and exemplary
purpose, the amount of fine being a
mere means. Accordingly an assess
ment of $108,090 agalnot the Sugar
trust is in fact an incomparably lighter
penalty than a small fraction ft tbat
One would be to an ordinary offender.
To Impose upon a criminal trade con
spiracy, whose annual lawless gains
mount up into the hundreds of thou
sands of dollars, money penalties on
the wale appropriate enough for poor
i i-.d weak common culprits would be
1 tintply a farce.
I Jhe public Is-iheu-fviw ta Le con-
gratulated upon the Sugar trust's out
cry when the court pnsKed sentence,
because it demonstrates that the arm
of the law has struck home and that,
so far at least as the pocket nerve of
the monopolizing combine is con
cerned, the penalty in some degree
fits the crime. The trust's officials
and neents ought rather to consider
themselves lucky that this prosecution
had to be under the old law Instead
of the new, which, in addition fb fine,
provides the penalty. of imprisonment
for such offenses.
In the death of Herman Kountze the
financial circles not only of the west
but of the United States have lost a
familiar and commanding figure. Mr.
Kountze sedulously avoided publicity
and for this reason the extent of his
personal influence In business affairs
was not generally known. As a mem
ber of one of the leading banking firms
of tho United States, whose existence
extends over half a century, he was
a part of the great development of the
country during Its period of moat re
markable expansion. ,
He had made bis home during this
time in Omaha and In a large degree
his interests were centered here, but
his connection with' the ' firm of
Kountze Bros, of New York and the
bank in Denver placed him in a posi
tion where he had a direct influence on
the larger monetary and commercial
affairs of the country at large. The
well known conservatism of the
Kountze firm was reflected in the per
sonal life of Herman Kountze. He was
careful and Judicious in all his deal
ings, and as such frequently exercised
a beneficial restraint on those around
him. At the same time he was not un
progressive, but always gave his sup
port to forward movements that were
really well calculated for the good and
upbuilding of the city and the country.
Herman Kountze will long be re
membered in Omaha for his participa
tion in the movements that have re
sulted in the growth of the city from
the condition of a frontier trading
post, such as it was when he found it,
to its present aspect of metropolitan
solidity and beauty. He will be greatly
missed by those personal friends who
were admitted to his Intimacy, and his
death will leave a large vacancy in the
local business world.
GOLD FROM ALASKA-
With only little more than one
month remaining of the calendar year,
the director of the United States mint
Is able to estimate within the narrow
est margin of possible error that the
total output of the Alaskan gold mines
during 1906 will be close around $20,
000,000, against $14,650,000 last year,
which exceeded by $5,000,000 . the
highest previous record. When it is
remembered that it is less than a de
cade since-th public became aware of
the gold resources of Alaska some idea
of their richness and extent may be de
rived from the fact that the gross
amount of gold produced within a
twelve month, is about three times the
price paid by William H. Seward to
Russia in 1868 for the whole vast ter
ritory. The developments of the year now
almost ended complete the demonstra
tion that the Alaskan gold output will
be henceforth not only greater than
even the remarkable- figure now
reached, but also more reliable and
yielding a higher net profit on the
capital and labor employed. For
while the older placers are not yet by
any means exhausted and new placer
locations will probably be found, a
large and Increasing proportion of the
yellow metal now coming out is from
quartz and represents mining on a
strictly business and scientific footing.
Gold-bearing quartz is known to exist
in immense quantities, and a point has
now been reached at which the large
capital necessary is forthcoming to
utilize it, so that with Improvement of
transportation facilities the far north
western possession is to be reckoned
as one of the vast sure gold-producing
regions of the world.
WHY THIS DELAY1
The people of Omaha, are receiving
a very excellent object lesson in the
fruits of delay. The break in the over
taxed supply main between the pump
ing station and the reservoir shut off
the water supply from a large section
of the city and also reduced the service
throughout the city. Just how 16ng
this condition will prevail no one can
tell, but even though the repair to the
broken main be made quickly It does
not relieve Uie citizens from the men
ace that hangs over them.
The fact has been apparent for many
years tbat the single main running
down from the Florence pumping sta
tion is not sufficient to supply the con
tinually increasing demand for water
In the city of Omaha. The water com
pany has long known that an addi
tional main would have to be con
structed and, in fact, had made ar
rangements to build the main when
the Howell compulsory purcbane bill
cast its shadow over the enterprise and
called a halt ou the movement.
President Woodbury of the water
company long ago offered to the
Omaha Water board what appears to
be a fair and equitable proposition. It
is that the company would install a
Becond line of main pipe between Flor
ence and Omaha without prejudice to
the city's right under the Howell bill,
asking only that It be stipulated that
the rtty should add to the price of the
water plant the cost ot the main with
6 per cent interest from the time of
completion until the time of purchase.
This proposition has twice been laid
before the Water board, but no re
sponse whatever has been made. In
th inthutluie Uie cltv. rests la contiu-
ual danger of an interruption of tho
water service through the breakago of
the raalu that is daily being subjected
to a service beyond that which it wa
originally Intended to supply.
Why this delay? .
Douglas county legislators have se
lected seats from which they will be
able to easily catch tho speaker's eye
during the coming session. Douglas
county legislators mpst remember,
however, that the eyes of more than
the speaker will be on them during
the term of the legislature. As a mat
ter of fact, no legislative delegation
ever went . from Omaha to Lincoln
charged with work of greater import
ance than that which devolves on tho
present membership. . The people who
elected them have every faith rn their
iategrlty and ability, and it only re
mains that they prove to the people of
the state that their local supporters
are not mistaken In their fidelity.
The complications that have arisen
in connection .with the pay of Con
gressman Pollard indicate that It is a
greal deal easier to get money out of
the United States treasury than It is
to put it back. Those who were eo
strenuous during the campaign in their
demand that Mr. Pollard put it back
probably had no conception of the diffi
culties he would encounter in case he
should endeavor t6 return the salary
in question. The disbursing officer of
the house of representatives is now
wrestling with the problem and Mr.
Pollard's conscience is clear, whether
the money reaches the treasury again
The condition tfmt exists in regard
to Omaha's water supply is duplicated
by the conditions which surround the
Omaha gas supply. At present any
accident that would, shut down the gas
works twenty-four hours would deprive
the city of its gas supply. The city
councllmen who are Juggling with the
gas company's desire to erect larger
works and provide means for supply
ing the city with gas in necessary
quantity should take this fact into con
sideration. Should Omaha suddenly be
found without gas the responsibility
will not rest on the company or Its
Omaha is glad to welcome the bank
ers of the state at this time. The out
ward and visible signs of prosperity
were never more in evidence in tlio
metropolis of Nebraska than now,
while the hospitality for which the city
has long been noted will be found even
more gracious. The men who direct
the financial affairs of the great state
realize the importance of Omaha to
Nebraska and unquestionably appre
ciate the conditions that now prevail.
They are indeed very welcome.
Former Comptroller of the Currency
Eckles gives thq'.'bankers of the world
as well as those of Nebraska some very
good advice. His long experience in
the larger financial world enables him
to speak with a voice of authority on
these questions and the attention
whl ' he receives is flattering not only
to the speaker but to the listener as
Secretary Hitchcock has announced
his determination to make the prosecu
tion of the Nebraska cattle barons his
closing labor. The cattle barons will
probably be as well satisfied If Mr.
Hitchcock would allow them to go over
under the head of "unfinished busi
ness." Should Chicago negroes succeed in
silencing Senator Tillman they would
demonstrate a power terrifying In its
possibilities, as the democratic party
and the republican administration
have been unable to control the voice
behind the pitchfork.
The czar is now called upon to
decide between the advice of reaction
aries and the demads of foreign
money lenders. As has been the case
from time immemorial, the borrower
will be found the servant of the lender.
Wrln Borrowed Plume.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The Oil trust may fancy that It knows
something about the' legal aspect of its af
fairs, but Its attempt to say what Is moral
will sttlke the country as a burlesque.
Harmless If Vet Alone.
Auoirding to ope statistician the wealth
of the United States, If converted Into
11 bills, would reach from the earth to the
moon and back again thirty times. Luckily,
EtatUtlclnns arc harmless If you let them
A Possible Resorrertlou.
It would complicate mutters if Mr.
Bryan, who has bald that free bilver Is
dead as a political Issue, should be com
pelled by the Increase in the price of silver
to galvanize his heaven born ratio Into lite
iguin and bring out his cross of gold fur
another public Inspection,
t'otly and Repeataut-e.
The troubles aired lately of the American
wive of foreign peers show very con
clusively that Uie coveted coronets have
not proved the satisfactory substitutes
they were thought to be for Uoniestlo peace
and happiness. And yet. In spile of the
object lessons co plainly given, these same
coronets continue to be snatched at by
foolish Americ-iii women, and the same
old story of repentance for folly in mis
placed ambition Is continually being told.
Kailroa.4 Eipaasloa tsd ProaHa.
James J. Hill compares the Increase of
railroad business since tba period of pros
perity opened with the Ir.creaae of lallr'-ad
mileage at the same time, to the contrast
b-Hmeen an auger and a gimlet. Tt.U ex
plains better than anything else the ability
of the railroads to earn more for tlie'r
stock holder and also to pay better wages,
while transportation ratea are In the pai
sengrr field declining, and In freight traffic
probably about stationary. The fixed
charge involved In maintenance of the
rollroads are distributed over a vastly
Uwfc.r volume of general .Ausinnw, with
great rwUUrif twouomy cf Cf ratio a.
niTS OK WASHHOTOS I.IFK.
Mtaor (Irenes anrtlnrllen ta Sketched
oa the apnt.
Indian CoiiimlsstoniT Frnncls R. l.ctipp
hiui ma arranged his office that should his
thoughts turn to subjects more nllurlna thnu
I'oor L, th Indian surrounding bring him
back to tho duties of his Jot). All thf
furniture and fixtures In bla office cro
mado by Indians. His dt'xka, tiiblos, por
tieres, hrliabrnc, etc.. cnine front various
tribes of. red men, and In most ciue!. Mr.
Leupp knows the mnker of euch article.
HIS residence, too, abounds In flno speci
mens of Indian handiwork. Mr. Lcupp
doala very practically with his wards. He
makes a visit every year to the principal
tribe, is Intimately acquainted with their
chiefs and lending men, and. has no fuleo
or sentimental notions about the Indian
character. lie has Introduced no Innova
tlonsMn the management of the office, un
lesa his treatment of the Indian, as a dis
tinct race, different In lt Ideals and view
point from tho white race, can be consid
ered an Innovation. One of the first things
he did when he quit his valuable and in
fluential newspaper connection to accept
the commUslonershlp, at tho earnest solici
tation of President Roosevelt, was to re
voke tho order that had been made by Ills
predecessor for the Indians to cut their hair
and otherwise attire themselves as whites.
He found that thla order, simple though It
senmed to people unacquainted with the
Indian character, was causing- mora dis
satisfaction among; the Indiana of the west
than any action that had been taken by
the government affecting them In many
Of swarthy complexion and saturnine
mien Is William Dutaney, who anjoys the
distinction of bnlng the 'White House bar
ber. This, of course, is not Dulaney's of
ficial title, though Just what title Is placed
before his name on the public payrolls Is
not known. Naturnlly, however, Dulaney
manifests more pride In hlH distinction as
the president's barber than In other hon
ors that attach to service at the Vhlto
Promptly at 1:15 every afternoon when
President Roosevelt Is In his official resi
dence, report the Washington Herald,
Dulaney may be seen to enter softly
tho small ante-room that separates tho
presidential sanctum fanctorlum from
Secretary Ioeh's office. If the president
Is not there Dulaney waits patiently and
silently, knowing that his distinguished
customer will come along very shortly.
When the president arrives, usually
bounding In through the door from his
office In a great rush. Dulaney takes his
place at the back of a big upholstered
chair patterned after all the chairs com
monly used In tho executive departments.
Back Into thla chair the presidential form
Is stretched, which Is the signal for the
ailent Dulaney to begin bla operations.
First a thin layer of lather Is spread, rtlid
without "rubbing It In," as most barbers
do In the case of their ordinary customers,
Dulaney begins to scrape with a keen razor
of ordinary make..
Frequently the president entertains a
late morning caller while being shaved,
and though the chief executive keeps up
a constant Ore of talk, It seems not to per
turb the calrn-vlsaged Dulaney In the least
"Once over" Is the standing order with
Dulaney, and be completes the dally task
usually in eight minutes by the watch. The
president Is -then ready for luncheon, and
aklps away. As If Justly proud of, having
performed his public function satisfactorily,
William Dulaney glides noiselessly from the
room, speaking not a word the while.
Last year when congress met the public
business for the flrat four months of the
current fiscal year showed a deficit of JH.
421, 42. This year when congress meets the
public business for the first four months
of the current fiscal year will show a sur
plus of receipts over expenditures of 110,
422.808, or a gain of almost t25.0i.000.
Inasmuch as the government receipts are
Invariably much greater during the last
half of each fiscal year than during the
firs half. It Is estimated by the treasury
'experts that by the end of the fiscal year
of 1907, on June 30, next, the suplus from
.this year'a business will have reached the
neighborhood of nft,4J0O,viO, but you must not
tell this to any congressman whom you may
chance to know.
During the summer and fall months a
busy corps of renovators baa been en
gaged upon the task of putting In repair
the capltol building fcr the meeting of
congresi'. The work as now completed
shows tho result of their efforts. Pointing,
decorating, the laying of now flcors In some
rooms and the putting up of new doors in
others has been carried on over the entire
The rooms of the committees on Immi
gration, public buildings and grounds, rail
ways and canals, military affairs, rivers
and harbors; labor, the poatnfflce and the
office of the nergeant-at-arms have been
thoroughly painted and redecorated. In
other committee roomr, and corridors the
paint has been renewed and the senate and
house chambers painted where needed.
The supreme court room has been touched
up throughout, oil supplanting much of
ths calcimine work. Mahogany revolving
doors have been Installed In the senate and
house basements, lti the rotunda and the
west mal. entrance, and swinging mahog
any doors In the rooms of the committees
on Philippines, military affairs, public
buildings and grounds, const defences, g.
rirulfure and Invalid pensions.
A general overhauling and reconstruction.
Including new plumbing, tiling and walls,
has been effected In the restaurant kitchens.
New cooking apparatus has been put In the
senat? kitchen, and great Improvement In
the houxe kitchen has resulted from Us en-
;largrment and a rearrangement of the cook
I Inu furniture.
When ' Fiddling Fob" Taylor of Tennessee
puts on the toga now worn by K. W. Car
mark Uie uiui to will have In its memlier-
shlii one of the best story tellers In the
United States. It Is doubtful, however,
whether tho incoming senator is a better
narrator of droll tales than the outgoing
senator. Senator Ciirmack Is the author
of nearly an many good storieti. wjiich,
started at Washington, have found thtlr
way all through the country, aa even so
noted a raconteur aSPrivato John Allen.
Mr. Oarmack'a humor, like that of Mr.
Allen's, has a genuine southern flavor.
Bad Men of the West.
Searchers for real western color ulth
which to Illuminate their tales of tbe
frontier have for some time been complain
ing that all the snap and ginger of the
old life In the west had departed. To a
certain extent this Is true. The genuine
Indians have nearly all followed the buffalo
over the divide Into the happy hunting
ground of the greet spirit. The moderr
cowboy Is less careless with his shooting
Iron snd his branding iron than be wo
tn the old days, but It U an error to be
lieve that all of the picturesque deviltry
which gave color to early days In tha weat
has been eliminated. The bad man with
the gun out on the fringe of civilization
Is fully as bad as his predecessor of earlier
A Novel Theory.
The theory that a treaty betweuii Japan
and the 1'nlted States can be made to con
trol the policy of the San KrauvUcu Board
of Kduratlon a absolutely novel. Could it
he established, the measure Of federal po.ver
over state aud nnir.lilpal action would be
extended to a degree that for 117 yean In
this country has been unthinkable.
"Enough raw fruits, vegetables and lemons should
be eaten to supply the water necessary for hot weather
demands. It is a great mistake to waterlog digest on
by drlnklntt at any and all times. The prevailing;
Idea that the more fluids taken Into the system tho
better, is a fad without sense or reason." Eat a
wholesome food use
HJlid. u bail
WHEAT FLAKE CELERY
Drink only when thirsty and you will have no diges
tive troubles. Dr. Price's Food can be eaten every
aay in tne year.
r.. a ami ant. flit la I Sat
I0o a ptekijt
Dr. Bven Hedln, who by order of the
government was denied access to Tibet
from the side of India, Is making good hie
entry Into western Tibet from Chinese
Governor-elect James II. Higgins of Rhode
Island, 30 ycara or age, la the youngest
governor of the smallest slate, tllgglni la
popular In the extreme and even bla po
litical enemies have for blm only respect.
His habits are exemplary and he uses
neither tobacco nor Intoxicants In any
Frank Waskey. Alaska's first delegato to
congress, who has arrived In Washington,
la about to make his "initial offense in na
tional atatecraft." Ho wbb elected as a
real miner and Is therefore well equlid
to encounter "the frost'1 at the national
capital. Ho has a number of original Ideas
about law making.
Secretary Wilson of the Department of
Agriculture is the pestor of the cabinet
and Is now the only member who win one u,r wna sixty-eight years ago. That
of the original group composing it at the j lH a junr period thai a lifetime. What
beginning of Mr. McKlnley's admlnlstra- has been done In that time can never
tlon. Hecretarlea Knot and Hitchcock were reftRe t0 be an Interesting Study. The world
each members 'of Mr. McKlnley's cabinet, waa wonderful enough 4n a state of na
but both entered It toward the close of his ture, but human handf Jid braln have
first term. i added to Its convenience "ad happiness and
Francis ,H. Gates ot Chlttenafigo, Madl- I made of the people who live on the count
son county, New York, spent $31,700 to be t less acrea of this great: domain tha most
re-elected senator in the Madlson:Oswego
district. The office pays $1,E10 pet- year.
Senator Gates, who Is a millionaire and
a republican, was turned down for renom-
(nation this year, but organized a party
of his own called the square deal parry.
He then got tho Indorsements f the demo
cratic and tho prohibition parties.
Unless his plans miscarry, Charles W.
Morse will be the master of the American
marine and the foremost figure In the mari
tlne world within two years. It Is his am
bition to control every American steamship
line in the Atlantic coastwise trade, lie
already controls sixty-six steam vessels,
the total displacement of which fleet Is
153,493 tonB. Mr. Morse Is 50 year old and I
his first business enterprise waa as a "candy
butcher" on an excursion boat In Maine.
At the end of this season Camile Salnt
Saens, tho composer and conductor,- now
for tho first time In America, will abandon
the crincert stage. He will then have con
ducted concerts for sixty yoara and'lui Ie
Uevca that is sufficient for any man. He
will spend most of his summers at his
home In Paris and his winters In some mild
climate. It la probable that on his return
to Paris he will have a farewell concert.
Chomp Clark, the somewhat erratic Mis
souri congressman, has two ungrateful am
bitions. As a boy he yearned to be either
a college professor or a prlseflghter, but
Instead developed Into a clever politician,
"I don't mind admitting," he said the other
day, "that I would have be?n a success
In the prise ring." Anyone looking at his
giant frame, deep chest and square chin
will have no difficulty In agreeing with the
HAII, AD KAHKWKM..
Remarks Anrnt the Approaehtnic
Doom of Ihe Railroad Pass.
It Is announced that the railroads of both
tho Central and Western associations have
decided to cut off all passs and free trans
portation Jahuary 1. The new law passed
by the late congress forbids tho issuing of
pasnes for Interstate travel, except In cer
tain specified cases. This law could hardly
be effective If the railroads were to continue
to issue passes for transportation within the
state. Bo tha Interstate Commerce com
mlsKlon has - ruled that where Intrastate
transportation Is used for the purpose of
making an Interstate Journey the Issuance
of such transportation will come within tha
prohibition of the statute. Naturally tne
railroads have decided to tako n chance.
Their decision is right from every po'nt
of view. If it Is wrong for a railroad to
give a pass from Indianapolis to New York,
It is quite as wrong for It to give one from
Indianapolis to Richmond. The principle la
tho same In both cases, and tn both otses
It Is vicious. A pass is almost never given
except with the thought of getting some
thing In return for It. This Is always so
when it is given to a Judge, a member of
the legislature or any other public officer.
There Is always an obligation on the man
who travels fret?, an obligation which Is
only too often performed to the letter. The
puss la an Insidious form of bribery. It Is
far more effective than the direct giving of
a sum of money greatly In excess of the
price of the ticket. Many men like to travel
fre-. not only hoiause or tne money kuvcq.
but because of a sort of distinction which
the privilege is supposed to confer. The
average American, thanks to the prevalence
of Live pans evil, is reluctant to pay fare.
All other service he expects and is willing
to pay for. But he thinks that the railroad
should serve him without charge. For these
reasons the pass ha an Influence out of all
proportion ta the money saved.
The decision of the railroads Is wholly in
he Interest of sound morals and clean poli
tics. They should be sustain-! in It by the
people, who will, we feel sure, co-operate
with them tr. every possible way to make It
effective. The pass evil ha lasted to long.
Now Is the time to end It. The rilroarf
can render no better service to tho peoplu
than by adhering strictly to the decision
which they are said to have made .
A New Orleans woman wa thla. '
Because she did not extract sufficient
nourishment from her food.
She took Scott's EmuLsfon.
Result: f .
She trained a pound a day m weight
ALL DNUCQISTSi BOe. AND SI.OO.
Easy ol Dlgestloa and Ready Eal
ataa fw 8 rtw aaastci, tr si saa mum
Jlnitart v a . Jf . I"
MtBSTER AND THE WEST.
The Creat Paailel a Poor Trophet tn
Danlol Webster made a. speech in th
Vnited States senate in 1S on a rolutlon
to build a post road between Pt. Louis and
Washington territory. He said:
Fellow Senators: Neither my voice nor
vote will tx given for this resolve befora
this body. What do we want of that enor
moua tract of barren land, stretching to
the westward for hundreds of miles; of
those gray-clad mountains, cupped wl'h
eternal snows? What do we want with
that wimiM of 1 Mo mllns in extent, with
scarcely a harbor on It T No, gentlemen of
tne senate, mv voice ana vme r opi"'"?"
to this resolve; snd more, I will not vote
to bring Kan Franclsca one Inch nearer
Boston than it Is at present.
Well, Daniel Webster was not to blame.
Probably there were many other 'senators
and still other well-informed men who
agreed with him that Ft. Louis waa sitting
ungracefully on the edge of civilisation,
looking darkly over a country that wan
nosltlvelv wild. The time of which Web-
remarkable and thrifty
Daniel Webster and his contemporaries
have passed away, though It doesn't seem
I so long since tncy nvau.- iney oia inir
'part In the genera development, but It la
almost painful to .read. -the -evidence that
they knew so little In comparison with
the practical knowledge that has baen
fairly knocked Into the heads of men, and
women in their maturity now. ) f f.
There was a life lu the old days as
polite as ariftocratlc. If you pleaae a
there la now, but we have more garnish
ment and so much better means of trans
portation. Will there be as great a change In the
. I U a mii t Kara k ai m Viaan In
the sixty-eight that 'have elapsed since
Webster made his speech against the post
road ? . . : . ,'
TIMFLE9 LIGHT A.D AIRY.
Wigg The-la t l,aw of you Toungpop
was talking you to death about bis baby.
How did you get rid of him?
Wagg Oh. eom fellow came along who
hurt tust tiOUKht an automobile, . so I in-
I troduced them and made my escape.
"I've come to pay my bill. said the
patient; II W, I believe."
"Yes," replied Dr. Soakem, "making a
total of IlL-i."
"Kr I don't quite understand.
"That brings it up to date, including- to
day. I charge 12 for office visits, . you
know.'' Philadelphia Ledger.
Dlnguxs Shadbolt, .what's your tele
Shadbolt one, O. doable five green. '
Dlngutw That remtnda me. Let m owe
you a double five greenback till I see, you
again. Indianapolis News.
"I declare!" exclaimed the duck, "look
at the rakiah way that young turkey gob
bler Is strutting nbout."
"Yes." replied the wise goose r "it'a get
ting near Thanksgiving day."
"Wall,' he wants to appear tough." Phil
"Halfback Smashum soys that foot bal
players should not be allowed to wear
"On what does he base his argument?
"Why, he la out of the game with a
lame foot, the result of kicking one of his
opponents on the none gear. "Cleveland
"I have cashed the check!" cried thai
. . , ) . , 1 .- V. A tuft th, K. iiL I
with his spoil-
"And I," said the detective, selling him.
"will now proced to check the cash."
"What you have." said Dr. Newman "t
Just a com iron cold and all you need la
a good sweat."
'Sir: "- cried Miss Blugore. haughtily.
"I beg pardon.' it's a fashionable cold
and what you need Is a good perspiration,."
Miss Ooodsole Fan gets her compUxloo,
you know, from her mother.
Ml nit Kodpep 1 know It, but She gets tl
t ner lair
ther's drug store. Chl-
THE HAPPY MAX OF HEDICnB,
New York Cuo.
Now he's every reason '
To enjoy hlnislf.
For It is tho season
When he make his pcaf
Happy, buppy doctor,
Man of pains and ilia, . -How
he does rejoice lu .
Piling up his bills!
When the snowflakea flurry
From the curdled sky.
See him in a hurry
To bis patients fly!
Grip, catarrh, bronchitis; '
Something all tbe time,
That the hush la heir to
In thla beastly clime.' "
When the wind Is blowing
With a northeast blt, ..
And there is no knowing
How long it will lust.
That's a strain of music '
Ta him very twtxi.
Frost and ice will tumble
People off their feet!
As festlna lent
j' la no native - cry. '. ,
- Broken bone In plenty ' .
Mike his charge high! .,
Shekels upon sheltels
In his purs will flow.
Hippy, happy doctor,
Happy luedtco! , Z
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