Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 18, 1906, Page 6, Image 6

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Address c i)trp!(nt of Irregularities In de
livery tr City Circulating Department.
fdiuih The Hee building.
South Onihi-itv Hall b'Jlldlng.
oun II Hiuffs 10 Pear street.
fl,iaoli4 Unity building.
New toik-l.VH Mom Life Ins. building.
Waahinnton- 5CI Fourteenth aireet.
Communications relating to new and edi
torial mmter should be addressed: Omaha
lleo, Editorial Department.
Remit by draft, express or poMs'i order,
payable, to Tim Ilee publishing Comrany.
Only D-cent ntumps received at pnyment of
nial, accounts. Parsunal check, except on
On a!. a or eastern exchanges, not accepted.
Hta'.e .f NebrHtki, Douglas Count.v.:
Charles C. Hosewnter, general manager
of J'hf. ( PuUI-Oiliig company, nelng ii-ilv
sworn, se r that the artiiHl nutuber of full
an-1 iniiij i copies of The Dally, Morning,
Jivulna; .ind Sunday l!ei printed during the
inntiiii ol November, v.ju, was as luuuwa
1 33,743
2 31,600
i 31,1)60
4 30,600
6 3 1.070
7 33,530
8 33.4B0
9 3i.aao
10 33.03
11 30.E60
12 31,680
13 31.040
U 31,380
11 31,220
Total ...........
Lees unsold copies..
) 31.1BO
j; 31,330
Jt 80,000
It 31,430
20 11,770
21 31.400
22 81,180
21 31,300
24 31.680
25 30,450
28 31,400
27 31,880
tg 31,480
29 31,680
It 31,630
. .B1,10
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Net total &le. ,
laily average.
General Manager.
Subscribed' In my presence and sworn to
bef ire me thla let day of December, lWrt.
SI. o- m.nufliw.
Notary Public.
Subscribers leaving the city tem
porarily sfconld hare Ths Dee
Mailed to (Kern. Addreaa will be
(kaage as often as reuaeelcd.
Only one more week for Christmas
sh&uping. Don't wait till the last day.
When MiHbourl attempts to conDscate
the inopi'ity of th "Oil trust," the
real tent of Btates'rlghtt. vi.l occur. '
La n '. las
fraui, bt.
atUch to tlv.
.iy be responsible for
.... .eul culpability muBt
ulan after something for
Give the departed revivalists one
big credit mark; They did not this
tlm., placard Omaha as the wickedest
city In the .world. .1 . .;
Old residents ot North Dakota may
be compelled to teach the younger gen
eration how hay bu.ners saved the day
before coal stoves were, possible.
Tobacco trust" cases are set for 1
thls week. For the general public the
smoke from the chimney is more press
ing just now than the smoke from the
Some surprising feats will have to be
accomplished If American naval of
ficers ' are to show that admirals can
tight more effectively than commo
dores. . '
If the United States is to be called
upon to determine judicially the dif
ference between political reprisals and
ordinary lawlessness In Poland, lex
talonis may receive recognition In
The j-eport that the Smoot case will
be prolonged in the senate In order to
delay legislation may be good news to
the senator from Utah, but several
other statesmen will be called on to ex
plain at the proper time.
Now that the United State supreme
court has decided that the secretary
of agriculture has no right to estab
lish quarantine . lines within state,
stale officials will have reason to watch
live stock, shipments closer.
Members of all political parties re
gardless of previous affiliations are
invited to join Mike Harrington's new
Public Ownership league and. get In
line to support Colonel Bryan as the
democratic presidential nominee.
Army officers who complain so loudly
of deficiency in the personnel of the
artillery may be depended upun . to
make a good showing should occasion
require the use of the guns. Com -
plaints of this kind usually cease when
action begins.
The prospect of a 'vacancy In the
Omaha Park board discloses the fact
that the number of local democrats
hungry for official honors without
cutr.pensatlon is much smaller than the
number hungry for official compensa
tion without honor.
'"flat" Maisieison, us a newspaper
reporter, muy regret the "good stories"
ho wasted on predecessors while strug
gling for a' reputation, but as he has
succeeded in having himself arrested
he must have held his faculty for get
ting free advertising.
The suggestion that Kansas employ
au. ofTUIal press agent marks the pass
ing of the special correspondent, whose
weird tales have made the Jayhawkers
fctato famous: but will tba o.fiolal
writer receive us g"uevou) treatment
hen he has shorn the "color" from
Us facts?
Tnr. pntsiDKxrs pas am a xiEtsAOf-
President Roosevelt's special rues
aage, summing up the situation of the
Panama canal In the light of his per
sonal investigation on the Isthmus,
will greatly strengthen public con
fidence' In the outcome and should In
many ways aid and stimulate the
progress of the work. It Is replete
with additional evidence. If any were
needed, of the president's intense In
terest in the undertaking and of his
determination to exhaust every energy
In carrying It forward.
The message places in clearer light
than has heretofore been available the
magnitude of the results achieved
since the government took over the
canal from the French company. The"
preparations In sanitation, In local ad
ministration, in securing laborers and
feeding, housing and caring for them,
medically and otherwise, in assembling
mnchinciy and materials, etc. a task
cf vast scope and difficulty and requir
ing time were as vital as actual ex
ravation and construction of dams and
locks, and the latter could be prose
cuted effectually only after the former
problems had been disposed of. But
the preparatory work, although abso
lutely Indispensable, would not ordi
narily be popularly appreciated and
gave opportunity for the misrepresen
tation and carping criticism which it
is the fate of all great enterprises to
encounter. The president's detailed
account of the visible results, however,
will be generally accepted as a con
clusive answer to malicious detract
ors and obstructive pessimists.
Not less gratifying and, to many, sur
prising is that part of the president's
exposition which deals with actual ex
cavation and similar striking features
of positive construction, showing verily
that "the dirt Is flying." The work
has already, for months, passed Into a
stage of realization upon the prellnv
inary labor and expenditure, and is go
ing forward on a rapidly-enlarging
scale that is highly encouraging.
In short, as the president marshals
the facts, seen with his own eyes,
many of the great problems which
had to be solved, and under which the
French effort broke down, have now
been conclusively disposed of and im
mense progress made towards the goal.
Other problems undeniably remain and
the president does pot underestimate
nor conceal the prodigious task to be
performed. But he makes a fchowing
that warrants his spirit of optimism
and his profound conviction thnt this
national undertaking can and will be
complete! with the same success with
which It has been so far carried on.
Such assurance, aside from the bene
ficial effect It should have upon con
gress and all departments of the gov
ernment, is especially opportune now,
when the Importance of the speediest
possible opening of "the Strait of Pan
ama" is becoming every, day more ap
parent. - . - :
Unnecessary mystery is being made
of the effect of the joint resolution of
congress as to spelling in printed pub-
;,c documents. No question whatever
exists or the right or congress to adopt
a rule requiring the government print
ing office to conform to the usage of
the standard dictionaries, and the pres
ident himself has been prompt to slg
nlfy his acquiescence. Indeed, he dis
tinctly explained, when it was issued
that his executive order was merely
On the other hand, the president's
right is also indisputable to employ
the so-called simplified spelling, if he
chooses, in his own private and of
ficial correspondence and In communl
cations addressed to the various de
partments, which are not Intended for
printing under the laws of congriess.
If any contingency should happen re
quiring such communications to be
printed, the printing office would, of
course, follow the legal style.
It may be that, a hostile spirit Inside
and outside of congress towards the
president has found expression In ex
aggerating the "reformed spelling" In
cident, but in point of fact the whole
matter Is of trivial import and has
been put by all parties concerned into
definite and satisfactory state.
The explanations of the insufficiency
of our transportation system vary
greatly in detail, but agree on the main
point. The general Impression natur
ally Is that of shortage of cars, and
at many points actual shortage is ape
ci&cally proved. But at other places
i including
important centers, it is
bhown that great numbers of cars are
unavailable for lark of motive power.
Some of the foremost transportation
authorities like J. J. Hill have ex-
I pressed the deliberate opinion that
motive power aud cars cannot be used
to best advantage because of track
shortage, going so far as to hold that
mileage should be doubled to meet
present requirements, while still others
are disposed to locate the trouble In
j terminal facilities.
Since conclusive evidence is produced
of the Insufficiency of the railroad ma
chine In each of these vitel parts, tho
cumulative effect is to bring out into
clear light a serious transportation
emergency. If it were mere temporary
local embarrassment, which is not un
usual during the season of crop move
ment, the matter would not be vitally
Importsnt. But the indisputabla facts
seem to demonstrate that tho trans
portation system has generally failed
to keep pace with our enormous Indus
trial expansion during recent ears."
Notwithstanding the extensive prep
o rat ions for new construction ar.d bet
terments which the roads are making,
and even though tha increase of
freight and travel should not continue
I at the present extraordinary rate, -ie
prospect for the Immediate future !
one of extreme strain t meet the de
mands of business. The supply of la
bor and materials alone limits exten
sion of transportation facilities and
would barely suffice for new demands,
even if the roaJs had to this time kept
up with tho development of the country.
Reports from Chicago are to the
effect that the tangle which had been
precipitated by the proposed municipal
ownership of the street railway lines
there a tangle which long appeared
to be as complicated and as intermina
ble as that in which Omaha is in
volved over the acquisition of its
water works has been settled by
compromise. After being in and out
of the courts with varying degrees of
success for both sides the question of
purchase or readjustment with the
Chicago street railways was finally
sent to a conference of representatives
of the city and of the companies,
which just came to agreement last
The terms of the Chicago comprom
ise boiled down in a nutshell are sub
stantially these:
An extension of the franchises for
twenty years, reserving an option to
the city to purchase at any time.
Acceptance of an appraisement of
$50,000,000 as the present, value of
the properties, which amount the city,
whenever it undertakes municipal
ownership, must pay in addition to
any sums invested from now on In the
betterment of the roads.
A partnership arrangement between
the companies and the city by which
the city is to have 55 per cent of the
net earnings and the companies 4 5 per
cent, with free access to and control of
accounts for the city.
Assurances on the part of the com
panies of Immediate rehabilitation of
the system and improved service all
along the line.
This example from Chicago should
give at least a ray of hope to the long
suffering people of Omaha groping In
the dark for a settlement of the diffi
culties and embarrassments brought
on by the bungling job of wate. works
purchase under "compulsory" legisla
tion. Omaha is fast outgrowing the
capacity of the present water works to
supply Its needs and must soon have
extensions and betterments, which
seem impossible so long 8,8 the pur
chase scheme is tied up In the courts.
It is becoming more and more impera
tive to find a way out without sacrific
ing the city's interests and without the
Jeopardy of dangerous delay.
The railroad tax-bureaucrats are try
ing hard to smuggle articles into the
country weeklies designed to bolster
them up for a continuance of immunity
from paying city taxes on their ter
minal properties. In this way they are
attempting to follow up the play they
made during' the late ' cam algn,
through Chairman Allen of the demo
cratic state committee, to enlist the
democratic state papers on the railroad
side under pretense of making it a
political issue. The editors of Ne
braska country papers know a thing or
two themselves and not many of them
will be likely to bite on the bait.
Careful scrutiny of the report of the
contributions to the last republican
state campaign fund, and for that mat
ter to the reports of the contributions
to previous campaign funds, fails to
disclose the name of the patriot who
has Just been re-nominated for sur
veyor of customs at the Port of Omaha,
which lucrative job he has been hold
ing for nearly four years. Perhaps he
will do better next time.
Congressman Klnkaid in a letter
to one of his constituents expresses
himself confident that the Judicial
division bill will be passed be
fore congress adjourns. With two
sets of judicial officers in Nebraska
they can easily arrange time between
them so that one or the other can be
on hunting trips continuously.
Chancellor Andrews' reply to the
Salvation Army solicitors threatens to
stir up a hornet's nest. There is no
question that a great deal of our
public and private charity Is mis
directed or wasted, but neither is there
any question that on the whole much
distress is relieved and many sad hearts
made -happier.. ,
Every one connected with the
Omaha revival meetings expresses him
self as hlghl 'satisfied with their suc
cess. The real test of success, how
ever, will come later when the pastors
of IochI churches try to figure out
whether the attendance on their Sun
day services has been Increased.
The cry, "Down with the Vatican,"
raised over In Italy, will be tempered
i by recollection that the. Vatican brings
i thousands of tourists and millions of
dollars to Rome each year, which
would follow the pope to' any new
abode he might take up.
The appeal of a local contemporary
to make the figures In our official
finance reports plain, or at least
liainer, can be readily answered. But
then some people will have to go to
school again and learn arithmetic.
The impoiiaut-if-true discovery that
the real cause of traffic congestion is a
dearth of locomotives and not a
shortage of cars would indicate that
the trouble is not due to the enforce
ment of the law requiring the use ol
safety devices
Judge. B.-ewt-r might save hlnueli
ninth ptriurbcth n of mind by coa
j verting four of his associates, auc.
"mere technicalities"- would no longer
prevent the collertlon of honest debts.
The Rsail to Popularity.
Baltimore American.
The atatesman who will lurcessftilly ad
vocate a movement for the aimpllilcation
of government reports will be one of the
most popular men In the country.
Seelna Thloaa.
rittsburg Dispatch.
Honolulu Is seeing; things again. This
time It Is two regiments of Japanese, com
pletely orfieored, disguised as luborers. if
Honolulu can be soared by two regiments
of Japun-ee It ought to be ashan.ed to
confess It.
, fthlrtln the WelM.
Washington Herald.
Every time Mr. Rockefeller takes a bunch
of money out of one pocket and put it In
another, the report goes out that he has
lost n few millions or so. He has nver
yet been known, however, to lose anything
where he couldn't find it when wanted.
A Christmas "Box."
Indianapolis News.
And now the Sugar trust and the Brook
lyn Cooperage company have pleaded guilty
and have been Hned llSo.OW for accepting
rebates. The previous, and, for a time. In
sistently held theory that there were no
such thlnga a rebate seems to be almost
Oklnhoma'a l'erplely.
Chicago Chronicle.
Oklnhoma'a constitution convention is
engaged n animated debate respecting the
denlgnatlon that should be applied to the
Deity. This will occasion some surprise
In the cfTete east, where It la generally be
lieved that the Oklahoma designation of
omnipotence la usually Indicated by a
thrre-em dHsh.
Unientntlona of Millionaires.
Baltimore American.
The gloomy tendency of millionaires to
look on money as a curse must be Inten
sified by the Jeering refusal of the public to
accep. their earnest warnings to bewtre
of getting In love with Its accumulation.
As a matter of fact, the world at lurge In
sists on getting its experience of the dan
ger of such matters at first hand.
Protests Too Mark.
Chicago Chronicle.
Sometimes It reully appears as If Mr.
Carnegie doth protest too much In the
matter of reprehending great riches. He
has given much money, to quasi-phllan-thropio
causes, but he Is still one of the
richest men In the country or In the world.
Mlffht It not be advisable for Mr. Car
negie to reduce himself to that state of
poverty which he deems so honorable be
fore preaching against swollen fortunes
anS their owners?
Onlennary of Poet Loasifellow.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Dlfln Of the schrw,! nnthnritlAa (a nrft-
vide for a celebration of the 100th birthday
of Henry W. Longfellow Is eomethlng a bit
out of the ordinary, but none the 4ess
praiseworthy. The school children have
been t H 1 1 Ch f nnaat.Hlu I. 1 ,. ......
. . ... .... . j r . im II i r. aiiu
greatness of public men and patriots. There
is no reason wny an equally Instructive and
beneficial lesson could not he limhi fnin
the life of Longfellow, the eminent Amer
ican man or letters, a good and true gentle
man whom memnrv will ilaava v
To awaken In a child's mind an Interest in
, I 1 . ...
uuniiriiow is 10 open tne aoor to a knowl
edge of good literature In later years. In
no way can thla be done better than by
ooserving me poet s birthday with stories
of his exemplary life, of his love for chil
dren and of his work as a poet.'
Anomalies of Prosperity.
Chicago Chronicle.
National prosperity continues to show
that it entails certain nennlttoa .h
pleasures. The very force of the swelling
nae tenas to react upon Itself. Thus busi
ness activity Is so great that money com
mands high prices It is not only the stock
gamblers who suffer. Legitimate enter
prises are halted by the difficulty of finan
cing them. It Is well known that the pub
lished rates for money do not by any means
tell the story. Money, like any other com
modity. Is worth what It will bring, and
neither lender nor borrower Is likely to
take the public Into confidence respecting
transactions far above the nominal rates.
The scarcity of money Is one disagreeable
phase of prosper!.-; the scarcity of labor
is another. Here, too. great enterprises
are hampered and delayed by the circum
stance that men are not to be had to do the
manual labor. They cannot be secured
even by offering extravagantly high wages.
There are simply not enough men in the
country to do the work of the country.
The tide reacts upon itself again,.
Danaer of Increasing- tbe Pressure
Now York Bun.
Replying to a question regarding the
probable results of the present session of
congress a distinguished senator said that
he hoped that nothing would be done which
would tend to lm-rcaae our national pros
perity The atatement is a little startling
until It Is carefully digested.
It is a question whether this country is
not Or day very much like a youngster who
has eaten more jam than is at all good for
him and ytl is hungry for more. Nothing
is of real value unless it can be properly
utilised and controlled. The t'nlted .btates
may be said to be crippled by Its preovnt
prosperity. We have not laborers enough
to do the work; we have not cars encugn
to move our crops and our,
and there Is even a shortage of money lo.
the proper conduct of buslenss. It Is true
that ther are many, who have .ley than
they want and some who have less than
they nted. That is Inevitable under any
circumstances. But never before In the
history cf this country, and perhaps any
other country, have the comforts, the con
veniences and even the luxuries of lire
been so widely distributed as they are
amuri American people today.
In 1S7C. a single generation ago. the total
wealth of the I' nlted States, as represented
by the uggrcuate value cf all real and per
sonal pio-rty. wua ofllclully reioit.d us
Jt).0bf,Gl$.uoi. The total of the present yesr
is clliciuilv estlmaud as a little exceeding
llL',ou),iH.,tioo. Tli population of the coun
try in 170 was 3.S.5DS.3U. It is now approxi
mately 8a,0n0,0ej. Within that generation
wealth has traveled at a much swifter p-ice
than has I pulalion. Within six years
the value of our uifrlcultural products ha
Increased from X3,;tU.177,7( to very
,Wi.(Mi,Ke. acccndli.g to the llguies of B c
litary Wilson. Within live years the value
of our manufactured products, uccording to
figures given by the cmus bjieau. has
rlfccn from about $13.0i.m,o-.4) for th ear
lsHO to nearly I17,u:j,uw.(x') for the year lij.
The o nditlon of the country is smaila.
Our W.OuO.ow.'mo people actually engaged in
gainful occupations nr:- unable to do all
the work there Is to be done. neel
both skilled and unskilled workmen. Our
present aupjiy of mole than 2,t0.000 freight
cars is inadequate for the transnrtat.on
of our nn r handise. Nearly J3.(.:',ilmo 0 of
m-ney In actuul rirculatU n Is lnsu.-fkiert
fcr cur business nei-d.
Aa a nation we are gorged with rro
perlty. and it may be that we are near it
the danger line. If n.Jt actually up;n I..
Wisdom muy lie in effort to ho d whu w
have rather than In eff jrts t) obtain Imme
l.:..ely a u eater abundance.
Wbf rraanea Twraed Dews the
alary Hals.
That eminent vehicle of the melody of
sHt?stnen, the Congressional Record, with
admirable modi at y. refrains from editorial
comment on the moving spectacle of con
gressmen rejecting an advance In salary.
The words of each commentator are
rrlnted with the usual precision, a record
of unblemished patriotism to edify future
critics of salary grubs. The atmosphere
which gives a fitting background to the
picture nnd the tone which lent charm to
the littered words are omllt"d. These fea
tures officially overlooked are supplied by
some Washington correspondents who wit
imseil the awful struggle between fear
and desire In the house of representatives
on Friday. December 14. 19u. A few para
graphs will brighten the picture.
"It Is Impossible to maintain an average
family In Washington, with all expenses
considered, on IS.foO a year," said Repre
sentative Clark of Florida, and every man
who heard him agreed with him.
The ghost of the salary grab of 1872-S
stalked ominously through the hall, and
scared the hungry SoIoiib stiff. They had
before them the picture of the political
cemetery that they was built after that bill
passed, and while they looked longingly on
the Llttauer resolution they voted It down.
One after another got up with watering
mouth and despairing voice and announced
that he was Irrevocably against any such
Iniquitous proposition, and that IS.OOO was
enough for him
"Where are you going?" asked one con
gressman who had voted for the resolu
tion, as another who hud voted against II
went out.
"To get my shoes half soled and stand
off my landlady," responded the patriot
in a hollow voice.
"Most of the mer. who vote against this
resolution Will do so hoping to God it will
pass," said Clark In his speech and
George Washington and the cherry tree in
cident was on a plane with Clark when he
said that.
John Wesley Gaines, who was courageous
enough to raise his voice In favor of the
increase, heeded not the low chanting fry
those scoffers who stood near him of this
new version of an old refrain:
John Wesley Gnines, John Wesley Gaines,
Thou monumental pile of brains,
Come In, John Wesley, for it rains,
John Wesley Gaines, John Wesley Guinea.
The Tennessee congressman did not place
upon grounds of necessity and right and
Justice his Insistence that his salary should
be increased. . He based his argument upon
the self-effacing policy that as George
Washington once put $26,000 of government
money into his own pocket after saying he
did not want It no humble man like John
Wesley Gaines had the right to refuse an
Increase of salary and thus seem to place
himself upon a higher plane than the first
"Am I better than the father of our
country?" cried Mr. Gaines, and not one of
that listening throng dared to answer with
the truth.
"Why did you vote against this resolu
tion?" said Sherley to Underwood in the
corridor. '
"Because $5,000 Is enough for any con
gressman," replied Underwood.
It would be if you kept It, but how is
it enough when It Is taken sway from
you?" Inquired Bherley.
But it was a great debate. It restored
the traditions of American oratory. Not
since Daniel Webster spoke his piece sbout
liberty and union, one and inseparable, has
anything like it been heard at the foot of
Pennsylvania avenue. Lamar of Florida
carried off the honors cf the day.
"The people of my district," cried Lamar
In thunder tones, planting one foot far
before the other and advancing his chest
a couple of Inches, "are being robbed of
their earnings by the railroads and this
congress will not relieve them. While they
are suffering shall I accept an Increase In
my salary? No!"
"We haven't all of us married rich
wives," said 8ulllvan of Massachusetts,
with a glance of painful severity that
paused at Intervals In Its sweep around the
house. 'Mediocrity," he continued, "Is safe
while the salary remains at Its present
figure. If you raise It the cheap men are
likely to be displaced by better ones, for It
will be then an object to them to come
"There are some men In this house who,
Judged by the value of their services, are
worth not $5,000. but 125,000." Here there
was wild cheering "And there are others,"
he added, "who are not worth tl.OoO." A
deathly silence followed. "Either the sal
aries will be raised." continued Sullivan
"or else two classes of men will come to
Washington ths Idle rich and the shifty
ward politician with no visible means of
support. The idle rich will barricade them-
selves behind their pocketbooks and the
professional politician-! live by their wits.
Sims of Tennessee wanted to have the
salaries raised at once. Instead of hiving ; public In regard to their conditions and
It put off to some future congress. "We i methods. Investigations which are aome
know that prices are high In Washington times called "attacks" have borne enough
now," said Sims, "but we don't know what i fruit to enlist popular sentiment on the1
they will be then. By 1909 the democratic ' side of the investigating government
party will have destroyed all the trusts j rather than to develop any sympathy for
and living will be cheap." . j the accused. The loss of favor which Com-
The cost of living in Washington was the j mlssioner Garfield notes In his annual re
burning question with Sims. "I hare a ' port. Is a striking feature of the change
letter here from Senator Tlllmar,". he ' which has come over the minds of millions
cried, 'in which he says he will starve to ! of people who believe with him that to re
death unless his salary Is raised. Who ' move this distrust it is , necessary to
wants to see Senator Tillman starve?" ' "restore Individual responsibility and pre-
Then the rising vote was taken nnd the vent the corporations from being the hld
proposltlon beaten by twenty-six majority. ! ins" place of the Irresponsible, dishonest or
On the roll call, where a congressman has ' corrupt manager." When the corporations
to go on record and his eagle-eyed constlt- j have adopted fairly and comprehensively
uents con see how he voted, the majority ,he Principle of publicity they cm then do-
rose to eighty-one. After It was all over ' P"d absolutely uiwin the sympathetic sup
one of the most leather-lunged of the pa- I port of'l!,p public In any socialistic attack
trlots who had voted against the resolution ' upc'n corporate wealth.
on the ground that 15,000 was enough for I
any man, went out and bought himself a I
safety raxor and a box of shoe blacking
and bade farewell to his barber and
"The landlord km in.f n... .
he said, "and th- l-Vt-rT TZ. ..
price of shaves to 23 cents,
fearful winter "
Twill be a
A Knock on tho Snot lor Writers
Correspondents. j Judicial appropriation bill that no money
Leslie's Weekly ' ' alTroprlatrd by that act shall be used in
Another "Indian war" has been peace- ! connection with printing documents au
ably concluded. The "ferocious" Utes have hor,!1d bj' ,aw or "rd-ed by congretm or
subniltt-d to the arguments of the s-.ldlers I "'h,r branrh thereof unless the same
sent to subdue tlirm, and have given up!8"9" e"ntor to tm? orthography recng.
the hunting trip on which they hid stirted j nll"rt nd U'M", by Kenerally accepted die
when the western correspondents seized the tionarles cf the Emyllsh language,
opportunity to telegraph alarmist "spao Hlld t,l!" ar,lun ,akpn th" -
stories" to tbe .ff.t. nnd rredul-iii;: eastern I lght have been attributed to seno-
prei'S. One cf our own correspondents 11
lus'rates the baselessness of the scare by
tals little story of a prominent ranch
owner In the territory "Infested" by tho
Utes. Hi had come into the nearest town,
Sheridan. Wyo., forty miles from his
ranch. When he told his friends thnt he
had left his family nt home, they asked
if ho ivns not afraid to do so. "Afraid?"
he echoed. "The Utes are as peaceable as relations with our transatlantic friends. A
any ef my neighbors. One of the 3.iM "od deal has- been heard of late In
is helping my wife wash nnd another is lrd and In tills country about an incre.ia
pitchinj hay on the ranch." The sensation i l"B coolness between the two nation-. This
orders umon urn and thit!" " ascribed to caues-Von
cectlon of the western people In who.!
eyea "the only good Indian is a dead In-
dim" are lespor.slble for thes stories
ouibreuks," and eastern publishers should
l.v this time have hd experience enousa
to refuse to be mad- tae victims iw'.tn
their readers') of such silly sod mischievous
, hoaxes. Improved
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life and health
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meal of this food, with cream and stiRar,
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Governor-elect James H. Hiffglns of
Rhode Island announced his personal staff
and all the members are, like himself, un
married. Nearly hslf of the Indians of the United
States live in Oklahoma. The new state
has 106.700 Indians as compared to 284,000
In the United Btntes.
Under the new automobile language in
Germany the kaiser's chief chauffeur must
motor through life under the imposing
title of "obcrhofwagonfuehrer."
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., at the tenth an
nual banquet of his JUible class on
Wednesday, told the members that he
never drank, and that his father and his
grandfather were both abstainers.
George F. Pride, the last survivor of
General l 8. Grant's staff, has just died
at Huntington, lnd. He was born in New
York in lti-ii. and his father was a qtia.nt
character told of in "The Last Days of the
Knlckei bockers."
Some Teniitssee statesmen show lively ap
preciation of the "proverb about the early
worm. Governor Benton McMlllm and Sen
ator Carmack have announced themselves
candidates for the seat of Sonator Fraser
though his term does not expire until Uli.
Chief Justice Fuller Is having his por
trait dona in oil. The picture Is under
way at the Washington home of the chief
Justice, where sittings are given the artist
every morning for an hour or more. The
portrait represents the chief Justice in a
sitting posture, somewhat as he appears
when presiding on the bench.
John Wesley Gaines of Tennessee agrees
with the Idea elaborated In the president's
message that the courts are not above
criticism and does not hesitate to carry
out his views. In the course of the debate
in the house the legal status of a game
was In question and In a colloquy with Mr.
Mondell of Wyoming Mr. Gaines gave his
opinion: "The only difficulty about that
proposition Is that the gentleman and the
supreme court do not agree," observed the
gentleman from Wyoming. "Oh, well, that
Is the cas' frequently, because the su
preme court Is wrong," retorted Mr. Gaines
Publicity 'Forrlnsr Reform In Corpora
tion Methods ,
Wall Street Journal.
Persistent hammering away at criticis
able methods of doing business whether by
industrial corporations, transportation or
Insurance companies must ultimately result
In an entire change In the attitude of the
public towards them.
Whatever the outcome may be In the
form of law, there can be no doubt that
millions and millions of dollars have been
turned from Investment In the classes of
corporations now under fire, to other forms
which have appealed to the public as giv
ing them a better chance than they may
And In companies whose officers care little
for what the Investors as a class think
of their administration. The Investing
publlo may be wrong In changing Its
course to real estate and mining stocks.
Nevertheless money is going as never be
fore Into these projects to the neglect of
the older forms of investment which ap-
I pealed strongly to the average man or
' woman only a few years ago.
The year now closing will be remarkable
! for the persistency with which the public
has kept its hands off the securities mar
ket. One cause of this estranging attitude,
is the obstinacy of some of the large com-
panles in refusing to deal fairly with the
I CoBrelonal Documents Relieved of
Bolitlllrd Orthography.
Pittsburg Despatch.
! r"f"" of ,he Presidential and depart-
' in." I n 1 iiriimfintfl in rpfArmml nalllna will
i goon become cf value chiefly aa curl ius
I mementoes of an amusing episode In
American history. The house, by the over
whelming vote of 142 to 25, voted a pro-
I v,"lu" " ' c """"" n;la
I toriul reaotionlsm or hostility to all le
: forms bearing the Roosevelt brand, but :i
the house it can only be taken as repre-
fii-ntlnn popular opinions. While, as a m-t-
ter t.f fart, the action of tl.e houit- w.ll
have us little effr-ct on spelling ref rm us
I the president's endorsement, outside cf tho
advertise mont he gave It, It may, never-
1 theltss, have en important effect on our
Sternberg's friendship with the president
thH personality of the British ambassador,
the Anglo-Japanese treaty and other t
j serious matters. As a matter of fact, this I
I coolness can oe reanuy irarea Daca to the
president's kltempt to bobtail the sicred '
English language. John Bull haa never '
fell tbe same toward us since.
cblifred to live on white
could be supported by
supeiviiuu m .
has been a household word
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for ff minute li or ceo la soflhn atliK
.tlMafan y ls
A every
"Do you expect to make a hit In your
new imrt?" a.-ked tho friend.
"How shall 1 say?" answered Mr. Ptorm
Ington Harnes. "Who shall venture to pie
llct whether the cureless public will duly
appreciate what is placed before It?" Wash
tusiun Slur.
The earl of Warwick heaved a deep sigh.
"They call me the king maker," he said.
"I'd rather be a peacemaker, but there's
no money in It."
For, as he reflected with bitterness of
soul, the Nobel fund had not been estab
lished yet. Chicago Tribune.
"Aw, really, know, you're tne belle of
the ball," chattered the silly nudes who
surrounded ber; "aw, pawsUively chawm
InK. perfect"
"Nonsense!" protested the lovely girl,
wearily; "there are suine thliiKs nhnut me
that are utterly stupid." Philadelphia
"I wonder why typewriters stem to get
positions easier than other Rlrls?"
"Because, as a rule, t.iey have their bus
iness at their fingers' cnds."-.tlaltlmor9
Knlckcr Why did you tic that etrlntt
around your tinner?
RM-ker To remind me to forget tho
waiter. New York Sun.
"This circular gives every fraction of
the sum It quotes."
"Is there unVtlilnSr pecullnr In that?"
"Perhaps not, but one would expect a
circular to give statements in round num
bers." Baltimore American.
"Are you giulty?" the lawyer usked his1
burglar client.
"Sure." replied the prisoner. "I cracked
the crib all right, but I thought from the
size of your fee you uiiKht dig tip a little
of this unwritten law for me." -Philadelphia
"I went to see a performance of 'Romeo
and Juliet' last n'Kht and I don't believe I
have a tear left In my system."
"Well! well! docs a tragedy usually make,
you cry?"
"Thi one did. It was an amateur show
and 1 laughed myself into hysterics."
Philadelphia Press.
"Mr. Hybrow," asked the reporter, "didn't
you once till the chair of professor of an
cient languages and Biblical literature In
an eastern college?"
"No, my young friend." said the slender,
scholarly locking man. "I cannot say I
filled It, but I I occupied it." Chicigo
"I've been mailing you quite a lot of my'
writings from time to time," said the
woulil-oe author, "but it seems I never
send you anything acceptable."
"Oh, yes, you do," replied the editor;
"the stamps Hre always acceptable." Phil
adelphia Ledger.
"Don't you get nny Christmas presents
unless you are good?" asked one small boy.
"I'm 'sposed to be good," answered thrf
other, "but father an' mother are too busy
shopping this time of year to take much
notice. Washington Star.
Solomon gasped faintly.
"Chiisiiuas is coming," he muttered; "Just
think of the number of neckties i II get
from my wives."
So does polygamy rebound with terrible
effect. New York Sun.
New York Times.
Let others sing of summer with Its airy,
fairy maze
And the blue waves idly lapping on the
But give me old December with its bluff
and hearty ways,
When the winter comes to meet you with
A roar.
When the. turkey bird Invites you and the
wonderful mince pie
Your gastronomic gl.ulsomencsa divides
With the buckwheat cakes and butter that'
are piled before your eyes
And the maple sirup running down the.
There may be some fun in frying oa
strip of sandy beach,
But give to me the blessings of the fall.
When the kinds of food I'm fond of are In
season and in reach
And their odors come to meet me In the
There's the smell of turkey stuffing avM
the cabbage, strong and true, .-. ,
And I greet the good old steak and onions
But best of all the griddle cake -with butter
oozing through.
And the maple sirup running down Its
Don't give me Jams and Jellies or the
health promoting food
I want the good old filler mighty quick:
The stuff that keeps you healthy Itm't
likely to be good.
And ho I think I m willing to be sick.
No evanescent fodder but a good square
liral for me.
A solid, simple something that abides,
Like the good old-fashioned griddle cake
with butter llowlng free
And the maple sirup running down its
V Kiri2--(
. WIXCOZ, Manager.