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REE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBEK 24, 1006.
'Tun Omaha Daily Dee.
r'OVNDED BY EDWARD ROSE WAT fcR.
; VICTOR KOBE WATER, EDITOR.
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STATEMENT Or C1RCUUATTON.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, aa:
t'harlea C. Roaewater. general manager ot
Tha Bee Publishing eompanv. rtng '
aworn sy that the actual number of full
and complete coplea of The Dally. Morning.
Fvn'ng and Bundav Tin printed during luc
month of October. 1, waa aa follow:
1 30,880 17 80.838
t 30.800 If 80,830
1 30.80Q 1 81,80
4 30,730 JO 81.830
I..., 30,780 M ...31,800
31,780 t 8030
1 .,.30,300 tl.. 30.BH0
1 30,870 X 30,830
. 80.S90 II 31,870
10 30,730 18 81,410
11 30.930 IT ..81,740
!.. ........30,700 t8 ..30,870
II.. 31,060 SO ...31,800
14.. 30,300 N 30 81.110
IS 31,41)0 II ..31,110
14... 33,000 -
La unaold copies..... tl.oa
Net total aalea '. . 060,33?
Daily average. . 30,863
Subscribed In my presenco and aworn to
before ma thla lat day of November. 1908.
(Seal.) H. B. HUNQATE,
WHEH OUT or TOWH.
. Sabaertbere leaving- the ally ln
porarlly eboald hare The Be
Mailed te (beat. Addrcaa will be
hasted aa eftea aa ecatd.
Secretary Taft apparently found
"tha lid" at Fort Keno too hot lor
; If Havana is aiter puuucity, it will
lake a census right away. Tom Coo a
4 vUltlng the Cuban capital.
Now that the tuierior department
has set a precedent in overruling the
report ot Tarns Bixby, other Indiana
may begin to hope for better things.
average net earnings ot over
fS.Soo a mile, railroads ot the United
States should have difficulty in winning
suits to prevent the collection ot taxeat
. Mayor Schnma ueciaies he desires
to face his accusers and. unless the.
earthquake plays a return engage
ment, he will probably be accommot
dated. . -
The actlou 01 uie House of Lords
oo the Welsh educational bill may be
h mild Invitation to the governmcut to
create a number' of new peers with
Now that the i rausuiisslsslppl Com
mercial congress has declared in favor
of a merchant marine, the coast states
should be willing to assist 4n improv
log the rivers. -
Tho weatner man is again on his
good behavior and the activity in Ne
braska corn fields is adding immensely
to the value of tho crop and the pay
roll of the state.
France seems to vnave made practice
maneuvers for its army coincident with
the taking of church inventories, but
the martial ardor ot many of its people
will be dampened.
The tribute Alton B. Parker paid to
the memory of Justice James Wilson
made it evident, to all that tho dis
tinguished jurist had been dead for
more. than a generation.
Commander Peary says he does not
intend to comment on tho plans of
other explorers, but unless ho orders
an airship for his next cruise his
opinion of one plan will be manifest
With both Germany aad America, la
favor ol better trade relations, the
victory in tug of war over tho new
treaty will probably go to tho one who
can best exist without the other's prod
The lawyers are moving for a higher
standard of education in their profes
sion. This is in the right direction.
Tho move for a higher ethical standard
would also be a step forward tor tha
"Why not negotiate a settlement?"
inquires the organ of the Omaha Water
board in debating the Omaha water
supply predicament. Verily, light Is
beginning to penetrate to some of the
dark place ot Omsha.
Now thft tho I'Miiioads are to tet
the validity of the order abolishing
rails ay mileage lu exchange for ud
verttsing. it is apparent that the .-ttat k
on the new rate law is to be made
a'tong the line of least resistauce.
The wall ot the legislative halls at
Lincoln may go through another ses
siou ot .oratory snd actlou without be
ing redecorated, but It Is much better
hat they ehould thau that the state
should be called iij.on to make a profit
able wlndup for the year's business of
a decorating firm. The reverie motion
of tho State Board of Public 1-eurt and
DutUii l this rase uoiks veil.
NKBRAfKA Jt Ay K LBS' BEFTtMCKT'
Tho Nebrsska- flankers' association
by it discussions and action on the
currenry' question' shows conservatism
and finiind judgment. The termi
nology of the resolution hardly ex
press completely ' the 1ndinpotiIt.Ion to
go the full length ot the plan for
emergency bank note issues adopted
and recommended by the committee
of the National Bankers' association,
but the purpose Is apparent enough
and represents banking sentiment not
only in this state, but very generally
throughout the west and the south. It
is certainly significant that tho trend ot
opinion among western bankers touch
ing credit money at this time ahould
be so distinctly conservative as against
arduous effort in eastern centers to
remove restraints upon currency vol
ume. ' In those centers great banking
Interests are concerned and extensively
implicated in capitalizing the enormous
profits, present and prospective, from
the unparalleled industrial activity of
the whole country, dealing with net
results of universal enterprise, so that
there are concentrated in acutest form
promotion, combination and manipula
tion, all stimulating speculation to
Western banking energies, there
fore, are mainly occupied directly with
actual productive ' operations in in
dustry and trade, while in the great
eastern centers, on the contrary, they
are under tremendous stress of specu
lation, grading off into hazardous capi
talization and flotations. As the west
baa been accumulating with astonish
ing rapidity a surplus loan fund, which
through the spring and summer is
more drawn to New York and the east
for fruitful deposit, and as in the fall
such balances are called back to finance
crop and other concurrent needs,
speculative commitments there neces
sarily cause severe strain for cash.
This, largely,-is the reason why the
big eastern bankers are so anxious and
clamorous for currency inflation facili
ties, whether in the form of a central
bank of issue or of emergency note
It is, on the other hand, ' also the
reason why western bankers, dealing
with solid conditions, more than ever
want sound money and. Desirable as
a genuine currency elasticity is, are
indisposed under guise of providing
for it to lot down the bars to mere in
flation for speculative necessities.
Translated Into their true meaning,
the Nebraska bankers' resolutions are
simply a declaration that while they
favor a system verily rendering the
currency responsive to geduine busi
ness needs of the whole country, they
are not ready to accept the plan, orig
inating and urged so strenuously from
the east, as embodying under existing
conditions such a system.
Discussion in other states may be
expected to develop further the fact
that there ia a. vast volume of banking
sentiment to the " same effect. ThW
fact was, indeed, apparent at the St.
Louis meeting of the Rational Bank
ers' association, which did cot dare at
tempt directly to reach agreement
upon a basis for currency amendment.
MB- BRYAN AT KANSAS C1TT. .
Mr. Bryan at Kansas City appeared
in his fixed character of a rhetorician
and lecturer dealing in orotund tones
with abstractions and generalities,
rather than with the living world ot
practical affairs. He naturally, there
fore, had infinitely more to say on .the
vague resolution which he offered on
trusts than on the notable achieve
ments and . arduous struggle now in
progress to abate and prevent the
actual evils of great conspiracies in
restraint of trade, and he made not a
solitary definite contribution to aid the
real work along.
No ono denies tho value of the agita
tor, but on the other hand the value
of even the agitator is dependent upon
the point he has to present. Mr. Bryan
continues to talk while the country is
doing, and his speech before the Trans-
mlsslssippi congress betrays little sign
ot consciousness of the great work that
has been accomplished and is going
forward. Tho executive authorities
and tho courts everywhere, state and
national, are every day bending their
energies with marked success to en
force the laws against trust and
monoply abuses, and wherever there
la a legislature earnest men are sweat
ing to carry out public demand for
. In brief, it must have struck dis
cerning men among his hearers as not
a little singular that Mr. Bryan, who
has been talking continuously so many
years, and presumably pondering, had
nothing to offer but a resolution upon
whose substance everybody there and
elsewhere was already resolved.
UtJW TO PCIL rOWOOjubO.
Much talk is going around In Omaha
about pulling for a population cf 200,
000 in the census ot 1910. There are
several ways In which we can pull for
200,000, and to reach tho goal
must pull at all of the strings at the
' In the first place, Omaha must not
only keep up the natural rate of popu
latlon increase, but draw new popula
tlon from the ouUide. The way to
draw new population ia by making the
city more attractive as a place ot reel
denco and furnishing remunerative en
ployment tor more bands. , Tho new
employment must come through new
mills, new factories, new jobbing
houses and new. building operation
and the expansion of those we already
Another vital factor must be found
in the inducements offered for tho in
veatmeut ot capital a, compared with
rival cities In approximately the same
NUti. This Is Ittrgeiy the question of
jiaxiilloo, or ryatouabU 1ojibo rales
and 'of cheap power. To maintain a
city of metropolitan pretensions and
keep up our municipal activities the
city must have a growing revenue, and
the way to provide this without .unduly
burdening Individual property owners
Is by" wiping out, the rank discrimina
tion by which the railroad terminals
are now enabled to escape city taxes
Still, anotbec and necessary way to
pull for 200,000 is by the consolida
tion under one city government ot all
the peopled area which really forms a
single Community with a unity of busi
ness and social Interests. That means
that we must by 1910 abolish the im
aginary line that separates Omaha
from South Omaha. We have too
much duplication of governmental ma
chinery now. We must try to sim
plify and systematize the city, county
and school governments ot Omaha,
South Omaha and Douglas county as
well. " '
By pulling together on all of these
strings we can reach 200,000 by 1910
and yhasten ' the advent of Greater
Omaha by many years.
EDITORS' MtlEAOE VNDKR TBS LAW.
The litigation which ia to be carried
on behalf of the associated newspapers
of Illinois to the supreme court of . the
United States to annul the ruling ot
the Interstate Commerce commission,
that advertising must be paid in money
and cot in services, will, of course,
determine the technical point under
the new national rate law. but. the
editors seem to have misconceived the
practical effect of the ruling, assuming
lhar it forbids business methods and
customs which do not necessarily come
within Its purview.
The central purpose of the commis
sion is to prevent transportation dis
criminations, that being the very
essence of . the whole movement for
public control, and Its ruling was,
therefore, aimed to prevent newspaper
mileage from- being abused, as it no
toriously has been, to evade that pur
pose. The press has been the most
pronounced Advocate of the equal
rights policy, and in the matter of fare
it will neither ask nor expect to pay
less than other travelers pay. On that
assumption, the. question raised by the
commission's construction of the law,
however the courts decide, is not ono
ot vital importance to newspaper pub
lishers. The marrow of the argument for the
Illinois editors, indeed, demonstrates
this fact, for if It be merely a questlon
whether the railroad shall hand the
publisher his pay on performed con
tract directly in mileage, or pre
cisely the same valtfo in money, which
may be instantly transmutable into
mileage, then the whole matter is
merely one of form so far as he Is con
cerned, although the form may be
vastly important to public interest.!
Moreover, it does not appear that the
commission's ruling requires material
difference In the method of stating mu
tual credits, which has heretofore ob
tained between the roads and publish
ers where they have been on a legiti
mate cash basis, or any serious incon-
venienco to either. , '
The regulation under the new law
vill, however, go far to cut off from
vicious privilege a multitude ot fakers,
der.o beats, pretended newspaper men
and schemers of all sorts, who have 1 motor. Buoyancy being attained, the great
long practically enjoyed transportation ! est, apparent difficulty seems to have been
that was as free as it was undeserved.
And to the extent that it is thus effec
tive it should be welcomed by legiti
mate newspaper men above all others.
especially as the abolition of the free
pass will cause free pass fiends to
concentrate and redouble their efforts
to maintain the old abuse througn any
loophole that may be lert open for
Nebraska bankers have placed them-'
selves squarely in opposition to the
currency plan suggested by the Amerl-;
can Bankers' association. In this as
in other matters of life, when the doc
tors disagree it is going to place the
layman In a very awkward position as
regards decision. The outcome will
probably bo a continuance of the pres
ent currency system. At best thevlla
complained of affoct principally those
who can bear them best, and tho great
general public would know little of a
currency shortage were it not for the
periodic wail from Wall street. . It may
be, therefore, Nebraska bankers are
the nearest to the right. '.
The do-nothing Water board prom
ises to some time make a reply to the
offer of President Woodbury of the
water company. The tenor of this re
ply is to some extent forecasted by the
public utterances of members of the
board and indicates a counter proposi
tion. In the meantime Omaha and
South Omaha both suffer from short
age of water and the continued menace
of a complete cessation of supply such
as occurred during the week.
Douglas county's legislative delega
tion has agreed to push certain mat
ters lu the way of new laws needed
for the relief of the county. In this,
if in no other particular, the people
ot Douglas county will reap the benefit
ot 'electing a solid republican delega
tion. Harmony of purpose and action
is bcund to bring results.
The asphalt paving that was not
done in Omaha during the list summer
may possibly be achieved' next year.
The cumbersome methods now ,-in
vogue for securing pavements have
left much needed Improvement , uu
done, but there is a reasonable assur
ance that the delay of 106 ill fa the
activity for 1907.
It is comforting to notice (hat the
Union Pacific, at least, was not In
cluded in tUa Chicago agreement 10
curtail improYcnienyf. The great
Overland rotito will go steadily ahead
making the extensions necessary for
the accommodation of Its tremendous
traffic. Whatever else msy be ssld of
Mr..HarrIman and his staff, they be
lieve in keeping their great system of
isllroads'ln readiness to handle the
business that comes-to thc-m.-
In rejecting the suggestion of W. J.
Bryan . the resolutions committee of
the Transmisslsslppi congress waa evi
dently not so much opposed to the
Ideas presented, as desirous of center
ing the efforts of the organization, upon
matters of Immediate material Interest
to the- west. - - - -
Discussion at the Transmississiopl
congress covered a wide range, but not
as wide as that of western enterprise.
"Trapping; Territorial Jo ok.
That scheme to trade off the Philippines
for Newfoundland and JamaJcA Is all right
as a plan to enable each country to get rid
of what It does not want, but It haa the
drawback of giving It Jut the same thing.
Earalaa; Their Salarlea.
Rather ' than return any part of their
salaries because It haa not been earned,
the rest of the congressmen will work
hard dtirlna; the session Introducing;' bills
that .will, never, gat farther than the com
Locating; the Blame In Iot a,
Secretary Shaw will In a few weeks be
free to devote all his time to the business
of finding out just who waa to blame for
the cloeeness of; the vote In Iowa. Thore
are rumors from Washington that he haa
auaplclona which are almost atartling in
folonel Bryan'a Predicament.
Kansaa City Journal.
The declaration of Mr. Hearst that he
will not again be a candidate for office
doesn't lessen Colonel Bryan's regard for
him in the least. . If M'. Henrsf simply
won't have the presidential nomination,
why, then. Colonel Rryan will have to make
other arrangements, that's all.
Patriotism on an Office Baala.
It begins to lpok aa If the adjustment of
matters in Cuba would not be quite aa easy
aa rolling off a log. It Is pretty hard to
deal with people whose patriotism haa to be
bought with cash or offices. The more they
get the more they lov their country, and
If they ge,t nothing they don't love It at all.
Rebatlna- Xo Logger a Joke.
From an amused and rather contemptuous
grin the expression on the Sugar trust
countenanco ia becoming one of pain and
surprise. It was diverting to have a fine
of a few hundred dollars Imposed In a re
bating case, but when a trial results in
the imposition of .J6,000 fines the joke
becomes more difficult to discern. "In the
present state- of public feeling It is im
possible to defend rebate cases," said the
learned and high-priced attorney for a rail
road company the other day.' In other
words, juriea have got Into the habit of
enforcing the law.. The circumstance is
encouraging. , .
TO CO AS THE BIRDS CJU.
Approach of .the Firing Era, Accord."
Inar to Enthusiasts.
. Philadelphia Record.
To produce a flying machine that will lift
Itself bas been the dream of Inventors.
There la now a general belief that we are
Upon the verge of realization and that we
may within a few yeaia go about from
place to place as the birds do. This belief
is not only shared by enthusiasts, but by
some students of . aeronautics whose
opinions carry groat weight. It has been
demonstrated that a machine heavier than
the air In which It floats can be made to
lift itself and move forward under the Im-
pulse of propulsion provided by lta own
surmounted. The preservation of balance
and the power of guidance In the direction
desired are problems of less difficulty.
The ability to move about In the air from
place to place at will and at any consider-
able speed would bring about such changes
as defy the Imagination to conceive. It
woijld revolutionize the processes of both
; peace and war. It would probably go far
19 prevent wars by adding so greatly to
the means of destructlva assault What
army or navy town or city could be suc-
cessfully defended against an attack from
the clouds? It would aolve the problem ot
rapid transit by making air line movement
possible. And how would the air be
policed? What surprise parties there would
be when every owner of a flying machine
might undertake . to play the part of
Asmodcus! But It ia too soon to speculate.
For the present we must be content to
walk or ride about on terra firm a as best
MILI.E1IVM SY MAC-UIXERY.
( all-nack" Method of Kcrplna; Ofllce
, Brooklyn Eagle.
We are accustomed to think of municipal
corruption aa a growth fastening upon the
government of large cities only. In fact,
tbinga are ao bad In Dea Moines, Is,, that
an ingenious citizen haa prepared a bill
for the Incoming legislature to make Iowa
offlclala honest by machinery. The chief
feature of this plan la the "callback,"
which Is not new, but haa never been ap
plied in quite the wholesale and thorough
going way which thla Iowan proposes.
The commissioners In charge of the city
departments are .to.be elected. Instead of
appointed by the mayor, ui with us. But
If, sfter a commissioner's election, the
people suspect that, be is dishonest, he may
h removed on the appeal of 10 per cent
of . the votera who elected him. Then the
removed' commissioner becomea a candidate
for the same office at toe nsxt city election,
unless he declines to run. That election
thus becomes a great popular court to try
the charges against the official. If he be
Te-electsd. that , serves not merely as a
vindication, but as a bar to the rhsrges on
which tha appeal for bis resignation was
base,') That sort .of appeal to the people
by cfDMals under fire has alwsya been com
mon; but If the public feeling runs high
against a rfin, th managers of his party
frequently refuse to give him a place on
the ticket, ao that he Is retired to private
life, without any chance to state his side
of the cee to the Voters. The Iowa ld-
gives to tha man under fire the right to
run again, unless he expressly declines to
d6 o. With that provision, a failure to
run again Is a plea of guilty. The man
who lnsints upon hln innocence has every
chance to establish It by taking the whole
transaction before the voters.
Another provision of this proposed law Is
that apprcprlatlona for public Improve.
merits proposed by commissioners must be
rtfi-ired to the voters for approval before
the nione,y can be spent. Thnt Is expected
to break tha hold of favorite contractors
Both Ideas have the rit c f keeping the
details of govvrnment constantly before the
voters, but the rial guaranty of a high
standard of piabllc honenty In a ciiy
hlb lUcdtra cf privats honesty.
OTIIRR I.A!ria Tll OIR.
Californla is not by any means an Iso
lated Instance of rooted opposition to ori
ental Immigration. The sentiment Is racial
and world-wide. The Inhabitants of British
Columbia have won their fight agnlnst tha
Immigration of British subjects from Brit
ish India, practically reversing the poHjr
of the Imperial government. Early this
year l.ern East Indians arrived In British
Columbia and 2,nno more are said to be on
their way to that province at the present
time. The emphatic protests against the
Introduction of this form of coolie labor
have compelled the Dominion government
to promise legislation restricting tho Immi
gration at the coming" session. Canada will
thus follow the example ot Australia and
raise the bare against the inhabitants of
another part of the British empire. Equally
significant Is the total failure of coo'.lo la
bor Imported Into South Africa to work In
the mines. An official Investigation Into the
conditions there resulted in a shocking
scandal. ,The secretary of the colonial office
stated In Parliament that ths government
would not print the document giving the
result of the Inquiry because It was not
printable, but some portions of it, at least,
seem to have been made public without au
thority, and the morality of the British
people has been shocked. The colonial sec
retary atated In the House of Lords that
the evidence was of a character to forbid
any addition to the Chinese labor now em
ployed In South Africa. The inference Is
that those now there will be permitted to
serve out their time and be returned. j
La Stamps, a journal of Milan usually
well Informed, on Vatican topics, prints an
Interesting Interview with Dr. Lapponl, the
pope's physician, which haa a significant
bearing upon the conflicting stories regard
ing the health of the holy father recently
cabled to this country.
Dr. Lapponl declares that by his express
orders the papal audiences must b prac
tically abolished for some time to come.
Plus X's health, although generally good,
il.iiit4i tnm, ...ii.n. nt;
corporal infirmity and recurrent gout at
tacks. The superhuman burden of the pa
pacy In proving too severe a strain, and the
Vatican gardens are far from being an Ideal
health resort for him.
Dr. Lapponl confirms that Plus X Is suf
fering Intensely from lack of sympathy and
co-operation from the cardinals of tho. Sa
cred college, and adds:
"Leo XIII had a host of cardinals ever
roady to aid him, whereas Plus X remains,
one may say. Isolated. He reads the
principal Journals more attentively,' per
haps, than his statesman predecessor,
and he abuses bis energies by his per
sistent all-seeing oversight over the least
details affecting the vast Internal admin-,
Istration of the Vatican palace and the
dlvera Roman' congregations, while his
memory Is eternally taxed In recalling
the precedents of his predecessor. When
so unwell that he ought to be in bed. Pius
X is hardly persuaded to .take repose In
the commodious armchair recently made
for blm'wlth a writing table alongside,
and a devoted young chamberlain ever
within call of his bell."
Japan, uaod to be one of the cheapest
countries to reside or travel in. If we
may believe a Yokohama correspondent of
the Munich Allgomelne Zeitung, It Is now
one of the most expensive. Hotels, food,
clothing everything a tourist needs haa
gone up in price enormously since the war.
An Imported 6-cent cigar costs 25. thanks
to import duty and tobacco monopoly.
Jinrlksha men have adopted the methods
of American cabman. What surprised thla
correspondent still more was a phenomenon
which . made him head hia article, "The
Dorado of Pickpockets." A doien foreign
ers were sitting around a table In a club
house the other day. One of tham re
marked that hia pocketbook bad Just beeu
stolen." Nqtca were compared, and It waa
found that of the dozen every one had
been a victim of pickpockets. These gen
try, to get at pocketbooks, do not hesitate
to make a cut In the garment. The police
do not concern themselves with them ordi
narily. That they know who they are waa
proved on the occasion of a recent parade
ordered by the mikado. On the day preced
ing It a large number ot pickpockets were
Jailed, the result being that very little
pilfering occurred, despite the exceptional
crowding In the streets.
Some of the Russian .newspapers observed
on November 1 tha anniversary of the
granting to Russia ot the so-called con-.!
. . . . . e. .
suiuuon oy looting up ior tne year the
terrible roll of deaths by violence. Incoro-
J Plete th fures must be. since only a por-
tlon ot the. actual facts found their way
to the newspapers; yet the total of 24.239
deaths la riots or at the banda of the ex
ecutioner, la enough to make the world
stand aghast. No less than 22,721 persons
are known to have perished In pogroms,
riots, conflicts with the authorities, punitive
expeditions. That this is only a part of
the bloody record appears from the fact
that hundreds, . If not thousands, of the
massacred Jews were never accounted for.
Official executions dispose of 1.518 human
lives, and thus proved beyond dispute how
useless Is capital punishment as a deter
rent when a, whole nation Is aroused. Of
the political agitators, Sol were given penal
sentences, oggrcgutlng 7,13$ years. In the
effort to control public opinion 623 news
papers and reviews were suppressed, and
647 editora prosecuted. During tho year.
thirty-one provinces were wholly, and
forty-alx partially, under exceptional laws
(state of siege or war, etc). To these
figures tha Btrana adds, that during the
past twelve months there were 1,(29
agrarian riots, while 183 secret printing
offices and 150 depots of arms were dis
covered, containing thousands of rlUes and
revolvers, tons of powder and explosives,
and several machine guns. Bombs to the
number of ill were thrown at officials,
while no less than 1,(55 armed burglarlea
France will soon have a special insti
tute for Ihe study of cancer similar to the
Imperial Cancer Research Fund In Eng
land, arid 'corresponding institutions In
Germany and the United States. In an im
portant paper read at the Paris Academy
of Medicine, Dr. Polrler recalled the fact
that a league for combating cancer waa
founded In France In 1892, of which the
celebrated Burgeon Verneull waa the prin
cipal member, but that after doing good
work It ceased to exist, owing to lack of
support. He then proposed the establish
ment of an Organization to unte the ef
forts tt inquirers in France, furnish them
with materials and help them to carry on
their labora. Dr. Henri 'da Rothschild at
once banded over a check for $21,000 as
a contribution to the funds of the. new
league agafhat cancer. In the same pa.
per, Dr.- Polrler dwelt upon the Im
portance and increasing success of early
surgical Intervention. During the past
quarter of a century, he said, the per
centage of those cures has, according to
statistics, risen from 20 to 40 per cent.
Since 1901 he hlmsalf haa performed, thirty-two
operations for cancer cf the tongue,
mostly la an advanced stuge, and in t.
condition usually regarded as hopeless.
His method consists chiefly in the com
plete ezerclse of the lymphatic ganglions
on both sides. Out of tWfnty-sevfn oases
there were eight recoveries which prum
le to be permanent.
' Tkt Simplicity of l.rr.lum.
81 Iui !uuljjr.
Instead of telling his trouble, tu ,h
lolierrnan, Caruso cables hln troubl,.? with
tii- rxill'-emsn to the king cf lisb. n.h
I la tha titnpUclty of ciaauiaee.
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i : I'!.; i,i 1
Ths last election cost the Empire state
l3 000 0i0 '
' ,', ' , . . ., . . , . it
TIs an III wind that blows nolwty
good." Think of what the boys In the
trenches got out of Hearst s campeum
When the amount of free advertising is
computed at space rates It will be found
thRt Mr. Hearst received extraordinary
value for his campaign coin.
Senator Platt of New York glvea it out
cold that he Is not In a resigning mood.
Meanwhile the gTeat Empire state holds Its
nose and vents lta wrath In vain, while
the rest of the sisterhood gives It a hoarse
Mayor E. Clay Tlmanus of Baltimore
has officially announced that he will be a
camlldate for re-election next spring. The
mayor has been a champion of right In the
interest of the people and a foe to graft
and corrupt practices.
Inquisitive people in Pittsburg want to
know who got the ITCOr put up for a cer
street railway franchise. When the
nnger or suspicion points to an aiaerman ne
assumes an air of injured lnnocencw and
- - .. .. . . . .
nairmurs, oearcn me.
Critics of the Cubans struggling for oftlca
appear to overlook a similar tendency
among people of the United States. Cuba's
bunch of hungry patriots would not make
a fair side show for the grand aggregation
hiking for Washington whenever a change
of administration occurs.
Mr. Crolter asseverates that the defeat
of Hearst for the New York governorship
was tho direct act of God. "That may be
true," says the Chicago Chronicle, "but
we confess to a desire to see Mr. Croker's
credentials as tho mouthpiece of Omnipo
tence." I1IGH-TAXED Ll.Yl RIES.
Millions Seat Abroad for Various on
Esaeatlala. Baltimore American.
Imported luxuries, according to the tabu-
lations of the bureau of statistics of the
Department of Commerce and Labor, have
. , . ... , . ,
cost the people of this country during the
current year $100,000,000. If imported to-
bacco and cigars be Included In the claaslfl-
t.'" luxuries the total Is raised to
$12a,000,ooo. Automobiles and diamonds to-
gether have drafted for about $50,000,000
and 140 ono OiO went for lac r (vm nnn .
ana S40,ow).tio went for laces, $7,000,000 for
learners ana hmw.uai tor champagne. There
are many reflections to be drawn out by.
this luxurious showing, the thought, ner-
baps, which most quickly arises being that I
with a nation Which payc so much for Its
finery and for what goes up In smoke
prosperity must truly bo a condition, and
not a theory.
It Is of -interest to note that those who
use the luxuries contribute In high ratio
to paying the running expenses of the gov-
ernment. Every luxury on the list pays a
high-rate Import tax. Diamonds, for in-
stance, when cut and set, pay SO per cent
tax on the valuation; silk laces pay the.
same rate; Jewelry pays also 60 per cent
ad valorem; Champagne in quart bottles
pays $8 pr dozen and cigars and cigarettes
pay. $4.50 per pound and 25 per cent addl-
tlonal ad valorem. Taking $125,000,000 as
the custom houee valuation of the tm-
ported luxuries and GO per cent on the as- 1 '
sessed value as the avunnn tax tha In,.
rrtedJT,r'l8 Tl"'0 th8 nat,0nU
treasury this year $,u,000.000.
A decade ago. or in 1W6, the total ex-
penditures for the articles classed as lux-
urles In the foregoing enumeration was
only $51,000,000. There may possibly be rea-
sons that are not easily dlscernable to ao
count for the enormous Increase In this
class of Importations, but evidently the
generally prevailing prosperity of the coun-
try must be accepted as the chief explana-
' .1 .
Browning, King k Co
ORIGINATORS AND SOLE MAKERS tt IALP SIZES IN CLOTHING.
Our store is the headquarters for Fine Furnish
ings. Everything new and up-to-date is to be found
We arc showing a handsome line of plaited and
bosom shirts from $1.50 to $3.00- All our new
holiday neckwear is now ready for vour inspection,
50 to $2.00. ,
Our lice of Fancy Vests is the largest we have
Ask to see our B., K. & Co. Special $1.00 Glove.
iiniininc .sc -
r roadway at Xad Street iVXTiV
A PIANO FOR XMAS!
Music Smooths Out the Wrinkles of the Strenuous Life.
Why not kill two birds with one
stone; supply ths gift-receiving
happiness you must supply at
Cbrlstmastlde and put Into your
home the piano that must come,
sooner or later?
Now Is the time to select the
Chrlrns piano. Our floors sie
fairly teeming with the largest
and finest display of beautiful in
struments t-ver broiiK'ht into our
TKX IH)I.1,AIIS hKMW ONE IIOMK. '
.VOO IVr Month Hiryu a UOO I'iuno. Other Uiargf K.KMI.
A, II0SPE CO., 1513 DovfjlaLS Si.
Just the Best Fur Coats Mad
Aik the bet, dealer you know. II ha won't how rod
write to u and we will diredt you to one who will
SAINT PAUL. MINNESOTA
tlon for the enormously Increased expendW
turcs for diamonds, champagnes and laces.
J Mny Americans hesldo thosn who aro
wealthy wear diamonds. Aa a matter of
f"'"! 'be diamond Is in this country a gem
of exceedingly wide distribution, and lncos
also are In general and not an exclusively
particular demand. But the government
very wisely nssumes that those who will
have these fine things must pay a little out
of proportion for battleships and othor
Items listed In the annual budget of gov
ernment expenditures. The only way to
, doJg, the tarlfr on iuxur,. 8 t eschew
I "In Farmer Oreen'B barnyard, profewr,
you will find a remarkable nntural pin-,
nomenon two birds In one."
; "Ton don't say so! Whit are they?"
"A rooster and a crow." Baltimore Amer
ican. "Ha! ha! ha!" screamed Ranter In the
dungeon scene, "I nm mart, mart, rfiml!"
"I'll bet." snorted a man In the gnllerv,
"you ain't near' as mad as us fellows that
paid to get lo." Philadelphia press.
I ,."T1 r Oi .1.1.. i. .. . , .1 , .... I
inwr, in. cijuhj unr u '. .-,
; Diri'w -
i "Whv. he bought a barrel of old sermons
hn1. charged to the church. -
"Have you notlc-d any Increase in the
cost of living during tho past year cr
"Hare I? Well, our twins are 11 months
old." Chicago Record-Herald.
Shade of Lear Honest, oM mnn, were you
Shade of Hnnilot 1'nrned If I know! I
never face&,a Jury. Puck
"Do you know what kind of a dress thnt
railroad president's daughter is going to
wear at her wedding?'"
"No: but I suppose It will be cut en
"Yes," said tho specialist to the portly
raller, "you are at least 100 pounds too
heavy. If .you follow ray directions I can
guarantee to reduce vour flesh fifty pounds
Inside -of three months."
"But I don't want my flesh reduced," an
swered the caJler. Irritablv. "All I want is
to get rid of this superfluous fat."
nlfkpr":Tl!e oh"? ,".JatL"C ,0 niB"'
Bocker Not much; the baby who rouses
Mhe net hborhocxi at night becomes the mnn
who takes his shoes off so as not to wake
,1,B wife. New York Sun.
Mr. Nowed-You darling! You look good
enough to etl
Mrs. Nuwed (rapturously) Oh. Charlie!
Now come out Into the kitchen. I want to
pnow you ft cake x mao lnl, afternoon.-
CBAXDMA'I Pl'SIPKIM PIES.
Sometimes we go a-visitln'
. 1..?ea my f ranama near;
of all the whole long yoar!
i - .
Iti",JI""t,y on ThnnkBgivIn' day.
An' the belt ol ! all bt Tdanoy Things,
I grandma's pumpkin plu!
Ma ' f hB rnnA
1 11 go to heaven some day-
Ai' it'll be so beautiful
" ways warn, io nay,
She says It doesn't matten then
How much you ever eat,
TvouV hafd 'if 'always' nt""'
'Nd all the things you've liked on earth
.'V1 p.,ut...on 1Bhe11-
If you go nd help yourself.
i An' wlwn you've ate your pockets full.
1 Why why Just go in again.
.vM vo,.r iMr tw-. i, .
An' tarta 'nd crullers, too-
T,,e bestest kind of cookln"
" " WB,un lner Ior
But if they ask me what's my choice
What I like best, you sea,
I'iVgo)d'eio,ru7hdfIl?' mSl"nPkla P'e"
I aetary. Cm per Sejawra)
Just figure for a moment. Uow
much are you going to pay out for
small gifts this year? Quite a sum.
Isn't it? Now, suppose you pay
half that sum to us ss a first pay
ment on a piano? You have parted
with less ready cash and have
saved hours of worry and shop
ping by providing for Christmas
in one transaction.
A gift, not for the day alone, but a
companion for the eais to come.
Not altogether an individual pres
ent, but an enjoyment to the homo
and ail who cross Its threshold.
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