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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY. DECEMBER 10, 1PM.
NEEDS OF POSTAL SERVICE
i ;acV from Annual Report of Pott
mister 0nrl Corteljou.
m:re pay for employes imperative
nrCrlt for the lnr la More Thnn
Tea Million rtollnra Inorea.e
Raral Facilities Are
M ASHINOTON. Ix?c . Th annual re
p rt of the pojtmanter general reviews the
v rk of the .'epurtmcnt for the paat year,
five" In detail the postal revenue and ex
penditures, discusses Important changes
that have been made In dopartmenta.1 or-
iranicatlon, and makes such suggestions
and recommendations as appear to be war
ranted. The following In a latemant of the de
The receipts for the year were $167,91.,
7S2 b; the expenditures. $17.449,778 .;
excens of expenditures over receipts,
, .peftclt. ,.
After discussing various reforms In the
organization of the department, the post
master general says:
I repeat what I mated a year ago, that
while It would he a gratifying clrcum
s tii nee If the f'oiitoflW'e department were
self-sustaining, 1 ant less concerned about
the deficit than about efficiency of admin
istration. Tlie public demand for postal
facilities Is constantly growing. If the
Installation of the rural service had de
pended upon tho existence of a surplus In
revenues under the existing system of ac
counting, that service could not have been
given. The same considerations apply to
a number of other branches The finan
cial returns from rertaln branches are so
Interwoven mlth and dependent upon oth
era that there la much force In the con
tention that It Is unreasonable to charge
any one of them with the responsibility
for the deficit.
In spite of defects, the efficiency of the
service has been In many respects remark
able, as witness the record of the registry
service for the half century of its exist
ence, showing a percentage of loss from
all causes including burglary, theft and
fire for the fiscal year ended June SO.
1901, of only three one-thousandths of 1
per cent. Borne private business enter
prises mar In certain directions yield bet
ter financial returns, but they cannot show
a higher standard of Integrity nor more
faithful performance of duty.
The following are further extracts from
Depapty Foatmanter General.
While thla department has a personnel
of more than 3J0.00O and requires annual
appropriations approximating 100. 000. 000,
the general supervision of Its affairs is
Intrusted to a postmaster general and but
four assistants. Its remarkable growth
In recent years has put upon these offi
cials burdens of which they should be re
lieved; and their tenure, which Is In the
nature of things dependent largely upon
changes In the national administration,
operates against a continuity of policy in
the general operation of the department,
which la most unfortunate.
To meet this situation, at least In some
degree, I recommend that provision be
made for a deputy postmaster general,
who shall be the ranking officer of the
postmaster general's assistants, whose
tenure shall be permanent, whose com
pensation shall be commensurate with his
position, and whose duties shall be in the
nature of a general manager of the postal
service. If there were appointed to such a
position an official of tried executive ca
pacity and long experience In postal mat
ters, he could relieve the head of the de
psrtment of Innumerable details which
now consume a large portion of his time
end preclude the proper consideration of
Important questions of general policy de-
ceiopea in our own ana foreign postal ad
Compensation of Employes.
A year ego I invited attention to the
o. m -i.'.uien of various classes of postal
r. 4;.o.vt'ti and stated that I was con-
. .. t.i;u In many cases the salaries of
i-iuln eir.pltieH were Inadequate; that
ir. iiicnt years the cost of living
l. i.i irn.rni.ped,, particularly- in the larger
i''. lucre Mad heen no corresponding
u'lvai.O' ;n the remuneration of post' J
.iip.( (s, as mere had been In the cases
oi persons employed outside the service
I then expiesd the hope that the matter
wuUiU receive the earnest attention of
I tie. cor.KieKs and that a scale of salarlei
and a tyteni for their adjustment might
be deviled that would place the question
of cuirpenxullon on a more satisfactory
1.013..1. inc exp( ricnce or tne last year
convinces r.e that the time has arrived for
the consideration of this important feature
of me service.
lhe general advance In salaries In all
jiiuutv-.i iui miu commercial pursuits, as
well as the recent flat advances of 10 per
cent in the salaries of their employes by
many of the leading railroad systems, has
naiuraliy followed upon the great pros
per. ty of the country. That the pay of
many government employes Is less than
inai ui equany important employes of rail
ruadv is admitted, and while It may be
nam inai me ranks or tne government e
piuyes can always be recruited. It would
leparlment must Inevitably
tne best trained and most
ig Its personnel If nothing
the foregoing comment
appiy 10 posiomce clerks, ri n mii
clerks, city carriers and rural carriers, I
many of whom are. In my Judgment, very
Inadequately compensated. This view is
concurred In by the assistant postmasters
general having Immediate supervision of
the work of these employes and by many
other offlciala of the department who have
had occasion to lnveatigate conditions sur
rounding their employment. A compre
hensive plnn for the readjustment of sala
ries of postofflce clerks and city letter car
rier will be presented in the report of the
first assistant postmaster general.
The department has already submitted
estimates for certain Increases of salaries,
and now submits the general subject for
the consideration of the congress Natu
rally there will be differences of opinion
as to the amount of Increases desirable In
the several classes of employes. The grant
ing of adequate relief would be a measure
of true economy and would Instill new life
Into ILs entire service.
June 1906. marked the close 'of ten
year's experience In the free delivery and
collection of mails to and from the resi
dents of rural districts of the United
States, living remote from the post offices
and previously debarred from easy Inter
change of communication by letter wit.,
tha outside world.
In the Interval between 1897 and 1906 the
annual appropriations for rural delivery
had been asradually Increased year by year
from Mo.UO In ltft to SJ&.KJK.JOO In UK. It
has been deemed Imperatively necessary In
the absence of legislative regulations other
then as before mentioned to establish some
rules of administration which shall be ap
plicable to the entire service.
The saving effected t.v th. itlKvintlniiin'.
c-f fourth class postofflces and atar routes
should have consideration In connection
with the estimated aggregate net cost of
i reoommend that provision be made for
rurai carriers, at a fair
manifested Itself for bcxks of stsmps of
other than the common dcnTtiiristion of t
cents, ttie prctl, -ability of providing them
Is uniit-r advlsen.er '. and also f having
the signa on ixistofflces Include the name
of the office and the abbreviation nf the
name of the state in which It is located.
Vrovislon 1ms already f-n made for ad
ditional facilities for obtaining postage
stamps at railroad and ferry depots and at
other public places This may be a-oom-pl'hed
In part by the establishment of ad
ditional numbered postal stations, and also
by the use of automatic stamp vermin
machines, with regard to which certain
preliminary experiments have already been
Great cAre Is also being exercised to
have letter Imxen, wagons and other por
tions of the department a equipment pre
sent a creditable appearance.
In concluding his report Postmaster
General Cortelyou says:
The htrhrst efficiency In any service can
be obtained only by furnishing the natural
and proper Incentives of reognltlon of
merit nnd adequacy of compensation.
1'hese are th
BIG YEAR FOR INDIAN LAWS
loiETTr.tsioner Lcipp Eeporti Contrast Has
ONE RECOMMENDATION THAT FAILED
Sew rlea Is Made for Authority to
Make Longer Leases of Indian
Lands So as to Permit Sugar
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. . (Special.) -"No
congress, I venture to say," asserts Francis
K. La?upp In his annual report, "has in.i
essentials from which de- single session passed so much legislation of
velop unity of purpose and unity of accom
plishment In any large body ot empiojes.
fine of the most Important steps there
fore that can be taken for the immediate
betterment of the postal service lies in
the sueirested increases of compensation
among certain classes of employes. This Is,
vital Importance to the Indian population
of the Vnlted States, and that part of the
white population whose Interests are more
or less bound up with those of the Indians,
as the Fifty-ninth congreea In Its long
however, but one of the many Improve- j session." Commissioner Leurp says:
menu that can be made. Hesldea aeveral very generous approprU-
Onportnnltlee for Economy. I "on "ut ' th accustomed order i might
. , , mention the set postponing the full ciiizen-
There can be further economies In rural phip of an ,nd,.in ho reCf,lve.
delivery without Impairment of that serv- , , ptfnt , fee authorizing the issue of
ce. Hy a more precise method of determln- gucn a patent to ny aik.tiee. who sails.les
Ing the basis of pay for the transportation ; the Becre.lary of Uie inlf,rjor of h,s com-
yi uie iiiniio nn u v-.. . i petency to take care of himself, and pio-
vidlng a friendly and Inexpensive proce-d-
lleved of an unbusinesslike feature of ad
ministration with a probable decrease in
expenditures. By tho enactment of a sen
sible law as to second class matter the de
partment and reputable publishers can le
saved emharasam-nts they now suffer and
the postal receipts materially Increased,
ity a roer system of accounting the de
partment can be placed upon a better busi
ness footing and Incidentally credited with
work tor which It now receives no credit.
And as a result of these and other needed
ing for determining heirships among In
dians; the authority conferted upon the
president to extend the trimt period of In
dian allotments at his discretion: the ex
tension of the ration privilege under cet
tiiin conditions to mission schools; the pro
tection of allotments released from trust
tenure against liens for debts previously
contracted; the allowance of interest on mi
nors' money retained In the federal treas
ury; the grant to thi-s office of the where-
I refin that this li
li se many of
I ceslruble amor
r Is done for their
changes the deficit, which is In fact o"1 j withal to wage effective warfare upon the
a paper deficit, can be altogether elimi- ,,uor trafflc ln tne Ind)an country; the
naled. Progress toward these Improve- vlBlon tnabllnK lndian aiioLtees to De
ments will open the way for investigations
to determine the feasibility of the adoption
of many important policies of administra
tion reduction of postage, both domestic
and International, postal savings banks.
parcel post, postal teleeraph and tele
phone and others, the merits and defecis
of all of which should have ln the not
distant future the fullest consideration.
In April, line, upon the recommendation
of the department, the present policy re
garding fourth clas postmasters was an
nounced, namely, that incumbents would
be retained during satisfactory service.
This has now been extended until It prac
tically embraces the postmasters of the
presidential class. Nearly two years of
administration confirm me in the opinion
that the postmasters of the country should
be appointed by no party primarily as re
wards for political activity, but primarily
on the basis of fitness for the work and
regard for the wishes of the communities
I know of no one thing that will do more
for the postal service than continued in
sistence upon the policy of substituting
business for politics ln the administration
of ltB affairs.
"Admitting all this." remarks some critic.
"what is the necessity of bringing private
capital and a private corporation or syn
dicate Into the scheme? Why should not
the government, which has the education
and material welfare of the Indians ln
charge, undertake the same operations
which you propose to encourage ln the
hands of a small group of citizens ?" Well.
ror several reasons. r irst. because the
government la not ln the manufacturing
business, and could not properly enter Into
ndustrlal competition with Its own con
stituents; and yet It would be impossible
to make beet culture pay ln a wild frontier
country If conducted apart from a manu
facturing piam prepared to reduce the raw
product to marketable form. Second, be
cause the vicissitudes of politics would be
fatal to the security and permanency of
any such enterprise as I have outlined.
And, finally, because even If these ob
jections could be overcome, the fact still
remains that no Industry conducted under
government auspices with an educative de
ign can possibly succeed like one con
ducted on a business basis pure and simple.
The farmer who Is hired by the government
at such-and-such a salary to teach the
Indian beet culture may be conscientious
In his way and try hard to earn his
monthly stipend, but what he Is paid for,
after all, and what he struggles to 'ac
complish. Is simply teaching not producing
concrete and profitable results.
be utlllied; buy St market prices the
products or the parrels of land reseM e.I
by the Indians from leasing: run their
own trolley lines out to the remoter points
In the leased district to facilitate the
movement of the crops of raw material to
th factory, and procure from the steam
railway companies which traverse that
general region such sidincs and branch
trai kage as may be needed to bring the
w hide neighborhood -Into transportation
relations nlth the great world outside.
It would he out of the question, obviously,
to undertake an enterprise as extensive as
this on no better foundation than the five
year leases now allowed by law; the lease
period would have to be extended to
twenty or twenty-five years In order to
make the protect commercially practica
ble; but. on the other hand .at the end of
this longer period the capitalists are pre
pared to turn over to the Indians, as their
own forever after, all the Improvements
put upon their premises.
"Cnronle While Leaser."
Iet us see what thla would mean to the
Indians. The ordinary Indian male adult,
able-bodied and In the prime of life, own
ing eighty acres of lund in an Irrigation
country, has at least sixty acres "more
than he knowa what to do with, and in
saying this I am giving the Indian the
benefit of a very liberal estimate of hla
competency. His wile and children are.
of course, incapable of taking care of
their farms, and would he unable to make
effective use of their crops If they were
This leaves the head of the family with
a large area of unproductive farm land on
his hands. If the department says to
him, "You must farm twenty acrea your
self, but must lease all the rest." he runs
some pretty serious risks, even with the
agent to help him, ln finding tenants
When he returns the land to its Indian
owner Its sod cover will have been broken
and the best of Its energies worked out of
it. while the improvements he leaves be
hind him ln the way of buildings, fences
wells, etc.. will barely suffice to satlsfv
the technical terms of his lease.
Now, suppose that the Indian. Instead of
having to take his chances with tenants
of this sort, could rent S'n, W) or 5"i acres
of his family's lands In excess of what he
Is competent to till himself, to a company
with large capital who has set up within
a few miles of his home a factory for con
verting his crops into a commercial staple
which is always ln demand at good prices.
Suppose that the company net only pays
htm rent, but improves and extends his
irrigating facilities; puts his soil into rich
condition and keeps it so by Intensive
farming; employs experts to show him how
to do the same thing with his twenty
acres that it is doing with the surplus;
buys of him what he raises himself; hires
at good day wages any members of his
family who can he spared from the neces
sary work on their little homestead; re
mains ln possession for twenty or twenty
five years, and thus Baves the need of find
ing a new tenant at the end of each five,
and, finally, when Its occupancy ends, turns
buck In improved land, buildings, fences.
Irrigation extensions, etc.. a vastly more
valuable piece of property than it took
over; can anyone question that he is perma
nently better off, and better equipped for
the rest of his struggle fur a livelihood?
Teach Indian to Work,
But this Is not all. Our first duty to the
Indian Is to teach him to work. In this
process the sensible course Is to tempt him
come sharers ln government reclamat.on
projects, and many other general enact
ments of far-reaching effect.
Lona; List of Special List.
Then comes a long catalogue of special
or localized legislation highly Important
ln the regions concerned, such as that
for a final disposition of the ariairs of the
rive Civilized Tribes in Indian Territory;
for the opening of the Ot-age reservation,
the Coeur d Alene reservation, the closed
half of the Colvllle reservation, part of
the Lower Brule reservation and the big
pasture reserves of the Kiowa, Comanche
and Apache tribes; for the settlement of
a number of long-starrding controversies,
like that between the tactions of tha
Stockbndge and Munsee Indiana, between
the Klamath Indians and the government,
between the same Indians and the Califor
nia and Oregon Land company, and be
tween the Sisseton and Wahpeton Indians
and the government; for the correction of
past errors by such undertakings as giv
ing the J lea rl 11a Apaches permission for
the sale of their timber, the establishment
r, - n Indian , ... O u nr, tha li . rl l,.a
Urv.iinn h. .,, mi i m or, . r,f .h. pi. I i" the pursuit of a gainful occupation by
watotnies of Wisconsin and the provision I tl'008in" f"r ?lmaS '"I ou,M,t "le so,rt "f
or homes ror the homeless Indians in call
hlm-elf and his family fed and rind by
satlsfylrg the boss. That Is where the
Indian comes In when he is the lanorer.
and not all the governmental supervision,
and sll the schools, and ail the philan
thropic activities set afoot In his penaii
bv benevolent wnnes, ir roueo n;iu
and continued for a century, would begin
to compare In educational value and ef
fieloncy with ten years of work under
hiwaes whose own bread snd butter de
pend upon their making tiltn a success as
a small farmer.
BaUdlng Ip the West.
What astonishes me n the Indifference
of some of our lawmakers toward tne
project I have outlined here Is Its oovwus
relation to the upbuilding of the frontier
country lhe same great west lor wnirn
the congress bas timia IV BO sina a fur-
That very iact, however, spurs my coursge
to keep up the agitation In the fsce of
obstacle; for I am bound to believe that
the members who now regard It askance
have not yet fully grasped Its secondary
significance. The proposition is not simply
r.r. r,f th. r.r,.Ht r,r the Indians, but
nulla mnr-h for the unbuilding Of the
-,..tA. .w .( Unniami for example.
Is far more spnrsely settled than she
ought to be; she Is Just emerging from
the mow primitive stage of her economic
development the occupation of her great
plains ov catue companies.
: i .. . . v- -.-T-lr-i.lt nrnl Inter
est the roriHirate lessee to the Individual
i.n ..-.-or . .( tha i.lclures.iue cowboy
to the smali farmer who tills the soil with
hi. h. tha .1.1. cannot take the
forward stride ' which would befit her ter
ritorial majmltude and her unnouuit-ii
sources. For beet culture the agrlcu.tural
v,.url. .aam In a-re that She hS-S, In
-tatn n.ivhK,.rhmMit almost Ideal con
ditions as to soil and climate. The lntro
ri,,r.t(n f thla industry, on a large scale,
utHn one of the reservations, would bring
Into the state a thrifty clasa of Immigrants
from northern Kurope. of the sort who have
done wonders for other parts of our n(,r,n'
west. Ttiev would settle down with their
families, first as mere occupsnts or tne
...it n.i .v.,L.n in it hm arrsdually as
tnv landlords and permanent home
makers. There is no better material out
-kii. trt rr.r.M American cltisens. and
we can as 111 afford today to Ignore their
share ln the production of our common
wealth as France couid have afforded to
Ignore the share of her peasant JJfI,e
thirtv-flve yeitrs uo when the milliards
k.h t ha i-niaaH Hence, even If we dis
regard their claims to our favor as the
best sort of neighbors for the Indians, an
enlightened self-interest on ine pari
the frontier states would prompt a we -come
to an Influx of such people, especially
If they come as the human machinery or
a great productive Industry which is to
change the whole face of nature and make
the barren ranges bloom.
In view of sll these facts I cannot think
that the campalcn for sound economics In
the training of the Indian has been doomed
to failure by one session's repulse.
RINGS Ftenzer, lDth and Dodge.
A, B. Hubermanri, only direct importer of
diamonds ln the west- 13th and Douglas.
MYSTERY 0FSILVER CUPS
Treasured Ware of the Warship
Denver Sniped Daring; n
fornla: and measures Intensely radical
though of doubtful wisdom, like the eman
cipation of tlie White Karth mixed bloods
and the emigrant Kickapoos and allied In
dians. While Inviting attention to this unex
ampled record. I cannot forbear to express
my great disappointment at the failure of
one Item of legislation, which I had ear
liestly recommended both In formal re
ports and ln oral conversation with sena
tors and representatives. It was a pro
vision to authorize leases of Indian agri
cultural lands, ln certain circumstances,
for longer periods than the five years to
which they are limited now. The leases
were to be kept still subject to the control
of the secretary of the Interior, who was.
as now, to lease the tribal lands him
self, and to supervise and approve the
leases made by Indian allottees.
agar Beet Fields for Indians.
The purpose underlying this amendment
was to promote the training of Indians
in sugar" beet culture and in work in the
sugar factorlea. The office Is today ln
touch with men of large means and abund
ant business experience who are willing-!
to set up a great sugar plant on tne enge
of one of the allotted reservations, take
leases of all the tribal lands and of such
parts of the allotted lands as the depart
ment Is willing to let the Indians rnt
out; enlarge and Improve the Irrigation
system now In operation on the reserva
tion until all the available land Is under
an adequate water service; bring in many
families of thrifty white working people,
organized under superintendents and
bosses thoroughly skilled ln the art of
sugar beet culture; be answerable for the
moral conduct of these employes; lnstrv
the Indians in beet culture side by slu.
with the white working people; give In
dian labor the preference wherever It can
work which he finds pleasantest, and the
Indian takes to beet farm inn as naturally
as the Italian takes to art or the tiernian
to science. It has aji attraction for him
above all other forms of agriculture be
cause It affords employment for his whole
family at once; the wife and children, who
are so large factors In his life, can work
In the beet fields side by side Witt him.
Even the little papoose can tie taught to
weed the rows just as the plck&nruny ln
the iouth can be used as a cotton picker.
I am speaking by the card on this subject,
for we send hundreds of Indians into the
western beet fields every season to work
as day laborers, and my present proposi
tion has in view the utilization of these
name laborers and many more, wherever
practicable, at their own hetmes instead ot
at a distance, nnd In improving their own
lands instead of the lands of oilier persons.
Benefits of the Boss.
On the other hand, the boss hired by
the beet sugar company for the same pur
pose goes In to make his Indian gang pro
duce crops of a certain Weight and value,
and he will not rest till he does It. because
he knows that the solid dollars waiting for
mm at tne paymaster s omce depend upon
what he can show to his employers, on
their scales or ln their balance sheet, as
a substantial reason for their continuing
him ln their service. Sordid as the old eaw
may look at the first glance, It Is money
that moves tha worlrVJuiruney, as Inter
preted Into such- el&uietUoU- terms of living
as food, clothing, shelter. What makes
the capitalist invest ln Ike , corporation is
the desire to make his ac-cumulated wealth
earn him more of the comforts and luxuries
of life; what the corperatlnn works for i
is to keep Itself alive bu satisfying the in
vestor: what the boss works for is to sup
port himself and his dependents by satis
fying the corporation that employs him.
and what the laborer works for Is to keep
LAZY STORK QUITS BUSINESS
Idleness and High Living: Kill One
That Alton's Mayor
One of the storks Imported by Mayor
Beall of Alton, 111., died Thanksgiving day
iiom lack of exercise and overeating.
Once upon a time a thoughtful mayor
who loved his people and wanted to aee
his town on the bluff grow to wondrous
slxe Imported two storks from Germany,
that the storks might, as tradition says,
bring happiness and chubblness to the
"How glad I'm not a turkey," said the
slothful of the two storks. "I would be
killed and eaten If I were a turkey. I
have a good home and I will not do my
fabled duty. Why should I work?"
Thus did a stork for the first time In
history lay down on the Job and fall to
Being glad he was not a turkey, the
stork became a glutton and gorged him
self and planned to gorge more Thanks
The other stork was the wise old bird.
It ate moderately, attended to business and
earned the admiration and respect of the
Thanksgiving morning, when the Indolent
stork whs Just getting ready to give
further thanks because It was not a tur
key. It Just turned over and died. Over
eating and Idleness killed it.
Now the good stork lived to enjoy
Thanksgiving dinner. Is drawing pay for
both and has entree to the home of the
best families of the town.
Fine China Copley, Jeweler, 215 8. 16th.
ju ui nuLiai
raie oi postage, or amall parcels on rural
routea. such privilege to restricted lu
(-n u 10 ins limits or the cartlcula
rouie on wnicn ins parcel originates, or. If
If the Vnlted States warship Denvef
were a hotel Its officers and men would be
In a position to philosophize over the fact
that the world Is pretty much the same all
over. But as It Is their hearts are full of
grief, with a possible bit of resentment
The Denver was In Havana harbor dur
ing the uncertain time when President
Palm was coming to the conclusion that
the revolutionists had more men and guns
than he did. Its commander. Captain Col
well, by hta tact and adroitness, did much
toward preventing an outbreak which would
have borne serious consequences. The Cu
bans appreciated his services and the re
lations established between the officers of
his ship and the best society of Havana
were the moat cordial. It was no more
than natural, therefore, that, on the eve
of the Denver's departure for the north,
a roceptlon and ball should have been
given, on board. The chivalry, beauty, cul
ture and wealth of the Cuban capital were
there. Everybody was happy, including
the captain, who was made the recipient,
on thla occasion, of a handsome gold watch
from his Havana admirers.
Before the gay company broke up Cap
tain Colwell bethought him to count his
silverware. To his horror he discovered
that several cups of the magnificent sil
ver service, given to the ship by the city
of Denver on the occasion of lta christen
ing, were missing. With resolution, but
much diplomatic phrasing, he made a
speech from the quarterback, announcing
the fact and asking for the return of the
"souvenirs." But. sad to relate, the cups
were not forthcoming and the Denver had
to sail without them. Doutless they have
adnoe been displayed with satisfaction by
some of the Havana grandees we do not
venture to guess at the sex fur the ad
miration of friends.
This incident will make the proprietors
of hotels, restaurants and cafes ln America
grin appreciatively. To use a slang
phrase, they have all "been there" many
a time and will be many more times. Not
a few tourlata and vacationists consider
the siivci ware and glassware of the places
where they are entertained legitimate ma
terial with which to satisfy their In
satiable appetite for souvenirs. If noth-
ADD YEARS TO LIf
AND LIFE TO YEARS
'"'f 'irStt,"" ""-sir-
I ing else Is available door key to which
found feasible, to all the routea amariatinB. brass checks are attached are made to
answer tha purpose. Some nice people
again we refrain from particularizing as to
sex have quite Interesting collections of
We do not Intend td use these few facts
will ease the minds of the officer of the
Denver If they will bear ln mind the fact
that "there are others" and forget all
about the cups. They're gone, anyway.
from a single postofflce.
Good Rends nnd Raral Delivery.
In co-operation with the Department cf
Agriculture, systematic effort have been
made during ths year to secure the Im
provement of the roads traversed by rural
k'c.rrlera. hud officials In the states of
lliiiiuls. Iowa. Maine, Minnesota. Missnu-;,
Now Jersey, New York and Wisconsin hive
-ked fur and by instruction of this de
partment have obtained Information from
rural carriers as to th condition of the
rsds. bridges and culverts upon rural
Joules, of what materials ths roads are
composed, how frequently and In what
riTi-cr they are worked, and what road
b ui.'ing niu'.enals ar available ln each
' tit. I'onr-iastera of rural delivery
c :" cs. in the st les named have b-en e
, n.-i.-d by li e d-p.irtirent to aid t:ie rt Uo
Ut.d . 1 sin In Till efforta to se.-.ir.
r !!,. ,.. , , 5 on nuh I useless as you'd naturally think." phllo-
t l hoped th. I sliv.il ir 1n-vn-.ents nut I d'Jcaiiy said nonest r armer iiornoean.
rt tc rt- i .'. l f-i ! p. fMe states an - i "Wheti he cornea borne on a vacation I
'' m e t o.s f t'-c c.n.atry vh-r t him cot only kill the chicken, as
t--4 v lo'(ntW piijvuil. as well aa td Ihei . . , . - t
, ,,:, . r,,,. through which ul oa anaes, but dress 'em. Into tha ber
i a n I rang extends. gain; and what little knowledge he has al-
-. re..,s .'...iii.i.. .h. !,.. ready got of surgery enable, him to do a
1m:,;.b the year special attention has 1 more, ' th. re of us
-it .:i,r:i to t'. needs ef lb., public fr l"n do, n pl ot all the practice w have
ln -it-isi li l.iles for obtaining petge ! had ln an unscientific way. A college edu-
f,',!","," 'Jpx' tor extanol- . catlo Enoch, has lta bright aide, vu If
In tut- ir,iiiry ami money older services. . . . ... .. .. . ' "
d4,fcyMa be r ,-nt,unee! Uflau4 has as yet J d" c-1 considerable. -utk.
State Medical Institute
1308 Farnam St.
Between 13th and 14th Streets
In this enlightened age of the twentieth century a Doctor's ability should t determined by
and not by ethical or egotistical and boasting statements. When one has long studied and mastered a single class of diseases.
acquiring knowledge and akill that would be a blessing and benefit to hla fellow man, it la not only hla privilege, but hla duty
10 aay so tnrough the medium or press, and he should not allow latae pride (Medical Ethlca) to keep rrom other, that wnicn
would relieve their aufferlns and make their Uvea ionarer und httnDler.
The Ptat Medical Institute haa long been established for the purpose of saving young men. middle-aged and old men from
the disapr ointment of failure, loss of time and money often spent In experimenting with Incompetent, unscrupulous special
ists, new methods, quick curs delusion., no-pay-untll-cured deceptlona, and th various other misleading statement, often
used by unscrupulous and unreliable medical concerns or doctors for th purpose of obtaining patronage. Tou are Just a
safe In dealing with the Siite Medical Inatitute as with any stats or national bank. The Ptate Medical Institute has been
the salvation of multltudea of men and ita conservative, honest, upright, and clean business methods, unexcelled equlpmint snd
the high character, long experience and scientific attainments of lta specialists, It has established a reputation as a place where
all Buffering men can go with full confldrnc. knowing that they will be fairly dealt with, skillfully treated and promptly cured.
Longest Established Institute for Lien
NERVOl'S DEBILITY. BLOOD POISON. 6KIN DISEASES. RUPTURE, KID
NEY and BLADDER diseases and all diseases and weaknesses of MEN due to
neglected, unskillful or Improper treatment which Impairs the mind and des
troys men's Mental and Physical Powers, reducing the sufferer to that deplor
able state known as Nervous Debility, making the enjoyment of life imposslhl
f.!en! Take Heed of Competent
We have been the mean, of reatorlng thou. and of af-
as the wadding for an editorial thunder- ' J ""' .Z .1 t.,V; , 1
. . . ..-i , v. ... i. I face your confidence In the care of honest, aklllful ind auc-
aav.v. ... w .a....... mat ,t r...f a r.ar-1 1 , . t a Va.ar. f .h....,H.
of dollar, apent lu researrhea and acientinc Investigation, sup
plemented by an Immense practice, have enabled us to evolve
a special system of treatment that Is a safe and prompt cure
for dlaeasea and weakneaaea of men. The change In thou
sands of cases Is marvelous. Blighted lives, blasted hopes,
weakened systems and nervous wrecks have been safely and
promptly cured by our method. We have evolved a system of
treatment that Is a powerful and determined medical cor
rective where man's energies have become weakned and de
bilitated, either through neglect or Improper treatment.
to be a
Th. SIEver Lining.
"Tour nephew, that's tudyin."
"Well, now, he ain't by any means as
Mistakes of Men
Our special purpose is to save the thousands of young and
middle-aged men. whose systems are, or have been at some time,
contain! nut aa with the poisonous taint of special diseases, blood
poi.un. etc., or whose nervous and physical systems are on the
verge of ruin from the destroying effects of neglect or ignorance,
cauMtig bladder and kidney and other special diseases, which
undermine and bring to ruin the strongest constitutions and
weaken MEN. reducing them to a state of abject misery, with
mind impaired ana pnyaical atrengtn gone.
To all auch mn the specialists of the Slate Medical Instl
tute are able, willing and ready to extend that aklllful. .dentine
ami. tame that haa aaved thou. and. cr men who were at on
time the sufferer, that you are now, who had become discouraged
and despondent after having failed to secure the relief and cure
they needed, who did at lasl what they should have done
first consulted the honorable and skillful specialists of the est at
Medical Institute, where they were examined and their true con
ditlun disclosed, proper treatment applied, with Improvement a
once ana a cure In a remarkably short time.
Consultation and Examination Free;
Office Hours: 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. Sundays,
10 to 1 only. If you cannot call, write.
DON'T MAKE A MISTAKE IN THE NAME AND LOCATION OF OUR INSTITUTE.
STATE MEDICAL INSTITUTE
1303 FARNAM STREET, Between 13th and 14th Sts.
65 Cents Each
"The Doctor," by Ralph Connor.
Coniston," by Winston Churchill.
"Jane Cable," by G. B. McCutcheon.
"White Fang," by Jack London.
"The Fighting Chance," by Robert W. Chambers.
"The Lightning Conductor," by Williamson.
"The Tides of Barnegat," by F. Hopkinson Smith.
"The Awakening of Helen Richie," by Margaret Deland.
"The Lion and the Mouse," by C. Klein and A. Hornblow.
"The Call of the Blood," by Robert Hichens.
"The Opened Shutters," by Clara Louise Burnham.
"Ridolfo," by Edgerton R. Williams, Jr.
"Saul of Tarsus," by Elizabeth Miller.
"Brewester's Millions," G. B. McCutcheon.
"The Call of the Wild," by Jack London.
"Checkers," by Henry M. Blossom, Jr.
"The Crisis," by Winston Churchill.
"Graustark," by G. B. McCutcheon.
"Hearts and Masks," by G. B. McGrath.
"The Honorable Peter Sterling," by Paul Leicester
"The Little Minister," by J. M. Barrie.
"The Man From Glengarry," by Ralph Connor.
"Man of the Hour," by Octave Thanet.
"The Man of the Box," by Harold MacGrath.
"The Millionaire Baby," by Anna Katharine Green.
"Bob, the Son of Battle," by Alfred Ollivant.
"The Lane That Had No Turning," by Gilbert Parker.
"The Prodigal Son," by Hall Caine.
"Infelice," by Augnsta Evans Wilson.
"Rose of the World," by Agnes and Egerton Castle.
"That Printer of Udell's," by Harold Bell Wright
"The Circle," by Katherine Cecil Thurston.
"Beautiful Joe's Paradise," by Marshall Saunders.
"The Great Mogul," by Louis Tracy. v
'The Watchers of the Trails," by C. G. D. Roberts.
"The Octopus," by Frank Norris.
"The Crimosn Blind," by Fred M. White.
And a Hundred Others
When? Now. Where?
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17Q2 Farnam St.
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