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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: FIJI DAY, FEBRUARY 8. 1907.
The Omaha Daily Bee
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VICTOR ROriKWATEn. EDITOR.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
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Charles C. Roaewater, general manager
of The Bee Publiehlng company, being duly
worn, aaya that the actual number of full
and complete copies of T'.ie Dally. Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the
month of January, 13UT, waa as follows:
1 0,00 17 31,970
I.... 39,600 , It 31,90
t 31,970 1 31.700
4 31,900 ; SO 30,300
...31,860 21 31,900
30,600 22 32,060
7 ..31,950 31,640
..33,900 14 31.780
1 32,960 25 31,700
10 ...35,040 2 31,820
Jl ,. 91,870 . 87 30,600
12 32,050 28 31,830
It .30,400 29 31,669
14 ,....31,730 10 31,390
It 31.930 21 31,620
Total. . . ., ,' . . ii. 988,480
Leas unsold and returned copies..- 9,134
. . - . ,
Net total 973,346
Dally average 31,301
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(Seal) , ROBERT HUNTER.
, Notary Public.
, W1IEJI OUT OF TOWN,
gabaerlbera leaving; the city tem
porartly ahoold have Tlie Ilea
nailed to' them.'' Address will be
chanced aa often, a reqaeated.
One by one the pioneers of Omaha
are answering- the final call.
Count John A. CreUaton may hare
died rich, but his riches never dis
"Do we heed more money?" asks
Harper's Weekly. The..ouestloa Is not
nearly so Important . as, "Do we got
It?" . ' .',
"I stand JuBt 'where' I stood four
years ago," sayB "Colonel Bryan. That
was just outside the White House
Senator Carter seems to have over
looked a bet In falling to blame Sec
retary Hitchcock for the blizxards In
Kentucky has a car shortage, too,
but Its citizens are not suffering from a
fuel famine. They, have other means
of keeping warm. ' .
A threatened revolution in Salvador
has been abandoned. Uncle Sam had
do warship that could be spared for
a visit at this time.
Senator Dry den's physicians prac
tically admit In their, bulletin that
they are concerned only about his po
litical health at this time.
Mary Ellen Lease says man has
been of little use since Adam's time.
The record falls to show that man was
I any use prior to that time.
Only a few newspaper paragraphers
have refrained from mentioning that
Senator Dryden , has withdrawn from
politics for Prudential reasons.
Colonel Bryan rrlred in Seattle oil
a train that was twenty-four honrs
late He usually travels on that kind
of a-schedule about ejection time.
A summary of , the tostirnony in the
Thaw trial to date shows that Stan
ford White is dead, one of the jurors
wears bine box and Mae McKenzle has
a new hat ..,.
Hetty Green's niece is charged with
being a spendthrift It Is a safe
wager, however, . that she did not
achieve that reputation with her Aunt
Every member of the legislature
houid again read ' over ' Oovernor
Sheldon's message and get his bear
ings anew on the main propositions
that, require legislative action.
Another advance in hotel and apart
ment house rates has been made in
Washington. It is' not difficult to
name the parties who will profit most
by tjie increase in congressional sal
aries! 1 "
If 4 our patronage dispensers at
Washington cannot get two judicial
divisions for Nebraska with completi
staffs of court officers, they are willing
to take an extra judge and a few dep
uty clerks. '
Police Commissioner Bros ten burls
defiance at Governor Sheldon and de
clares he will hang on to his position
at all hazards. ' Broatch never gave
up public office yet until he waa
Kansas has repealed its capital pun
ishment law because It could not be
enforced. The lawyers of the nation
would have to take a post-graduate
course it all the states repealed the
laws they cannot eaforo
THE RIVER QUKSTlOft
The vote of 145 to 43, by which the
amendment to the rivers and harbors
bill providing, for a fourteen-foot chan
nel from Chicago to St. Louis was
lost, must not be taken to express the
real feeling In the house or the senti
ment of the country on the commit
tee's general attitude toward western
waterway Improvement. The pending
bill does make some' concessions, al
though they are Inadequate, for clear
ing the channels of the Missouri and
oth'er main branches of the Mississippi,
and the tendency in the house, when
the test comes, Is powerful for sus
taining the committee, even when, as
In this case, there is widespread dis
satisfaction with the" details of its bill.
There are. too, doubts of the wis
dom of committing the government at
this time to the expenditure of not less
than $30,000,000 which would be re
quired for a fourteen-foot stage of
water from St. Louis up to the Chicago
drainage canal. That undertaking
should be considered as a part of a
comprehensive scheme of river navi
gation, and such a scheme has not yet
been matured, although there has
lately been notable awakening of mid
con tlnent sentiment to its Importance.
The deepening of the stretch north of
St. Louis Is naturally related to navi
gation south to the gulf, but this has
at the i resent time no assurance of
more than a nine or ten-foot depth
over a long distance.
The house, therefore,' submitted to
the alternative of supporting the com
mittee bill, under which there is some
hope of reviving commerce on the
Missouri and other rivers, leaving to
the future the large general question
of Internal navigation. But it has
been abundantly demonstrated in and
out of congress that this question can
not be Indefinitely postponed and a sen
timent Is now being solidified through
out the central valley states that will
command its solution as vital to trans
SENATOR DHTDEN'S DEFEAT-
The defeat of Senator Dryden for
re-election in New Jersey adds to the
long list of proofs of the seriousness
and permanence of popular revolt
against corporation rule. The as
cendency of the machine of which
Senator Dryden was the head and
front seemed' absolute at the outset
of the contest, Including the party or
ganization in the state, the full fed
eral patronage and a confederation of
all the powerful ' corporations of New
Jersey, conspicuous among which was
the . senator's own great insurance
company and its numerous collateral
concerns. And the etate has been for
decades , notoriously under , the power
and' manipulation of corporation and
trust Influences, all of which, It is
familiarly known, were at the nod and
beck of Dryden. '
, That a movement could be so rap
idly organized under, these circum
stances with sufficient power.' in the
legislature to defeat Dryden must be
regarded as signal evidence of the
strength of popular revolt in New
Jersey. . It may be that his successor
is not free from corporation influence,
but corporate domination has never
theless suffered a grave reverse. Its
chosen and most conspicuous repre
sentative has been rejected and inde
pendent and patriotic senttment stim
ulated and strengthened' to such a de
gree that it can no longer be disre
garded or contemptuously overridden.
EFFORT TO INFLUENCE ROOSEVELT-
. The extended call at the White
House of Thomas F. Ryan, the New
York multl-mllllonalre capitalist and
captain of industry. Is naturally con
nected with the movement in progress
for weeks to convince the president
that he is going too far in investiga
tions and prosecutions of great trans
portation and Industrial corporations.
This effort, indeed, ,1s understood to
have begun In a concerted way about
the opening of the present session of
congress, in which It was believed that
the opponents of the president could
contrive to blocs: any positive progres
sive legislation in contlauanee of the
notable work of the preceding long
session. But the real aim of the cor
poration Interests in addition has bw.n
and is by all means to influence the
president to "let up" on his policy now
and In the interim before the regular
session of the new congress next De
cember. To state the proposition .plainly Is,
of course, to dispose of It, although
no one imagines that it ! has been
stated in naked substance by Mr. Ryan
or any of his associates who have been
directly or indirectly pressing the
president. The argument has eome In
the disguise of solicitude for business
and financial stability which official in
terference and popular agitation 'are
pictured as, now gravely imperilling.
The necessity of helping transporta
tion and Industrial concerns to new
capital for betterments and extensions
has been emphasized. And the last
few weeks a tumbling stock market
has been eagerly hsed to point . the
moral and adorn the tale. 1
The corroborative assurances ema
nating from Washington are hardly,
needed that the attitude of the presi
dent has not changed by so much as a
hair's breadth. In his view collision
with authority will cease the moment
the great corporations cease to run
counter to it and to vital public in
terest, obeying the laws that have
been enacted or may be needed to pro
hibit abuses. That la the substantial
and sole purpose- of the policy for
I which the president enlisted during
It Is altogether credible that the in
terviews' the president has had with
Mr. Ryan and others, have really
proved a great- opportunity for Im
pressing them with the Imperative
need of conforming to the laws rather
than Influencing him to abandon or re
lax their enforcement upon big as well
as small violators. It has been made
plain that continued resistance and
conflict must inevitably call broader
public powers Into play and the peace
that la plead for in corporation inter
est Is available at any moment, but
only by corporation submission to pub
The charges publicly made by State
Senator Patrick that large sums of
money were used by the liquor inter
ests two years ago to influence legis
lation, and that still larger sums have
been raised by them this time for the
same purpose, would be serious if
Quite a few of the members of the
last legislature are also members of
this legislature, and the charges
would reflect doubly upon them.
Senator Patrick bases his state
ments entirely upon hearsay and re
port. He has evidently reiterated
them without tracing them down or
verifying thejh at the source. He has
made these charges either because he
believes them to be true or because
reckless of their truth he thinks they
would help him put through the antl
llquor bills which he has drawn and
Introduced by himself or by bis proxy.
In either case the legislature will
be fully warranted in calling upon
him to make his charges specific so
that they may form the basis of an
official investigation, or to put them
merely in the rumor class.
TREASUHl DEPARTMKST REFORMS.
Wall street and Washington are
considerably exercised over a report
that George B. Cortelyou, who is soon
to 'succeed Secretary of the Treasury
Shaw, has announced a plan of reor
ganization to prevent leaks of infor
mation valuable to "the speculative in
terests on Wall street. It is not likely
that Mr. Cortelyou has made any such
statement. He has achieved a success
In every federal position hq has held,
but he has never Indulged in any ad
vance advertising of his plans. He
has wrought valuable reforms in the
Postofflce department, without any as
sistance of self-written interviews or
appeals to publicity bureaus, and it is
presumed that any plans he may have
for the reorganization of the person
nel of the Treasury department will
be carried out without any beating of
drums or blowing of trumpets.
Evidence Is wholly lacking to sup
port the recent charges that there have
been any leaks in the Treasury depart
ment that have resulted in benefit to
the speculative interests of Wall street
Secretary Shaw's recent statement on
this subject, challenging the makers
of the charges to produce any evidence
that would throw even a suspicion on
any prominent treasury official, re
mains unanswered. The departments
at Washington have of late been par
ticularly free from scandal. The ex
pose of the postofflce thievery a few
years ago and the cotton report leak in
the Agricultural department furnish
the only instances in years of official
misconduct, a remarkable showing
when the vast number of employes
and the opportunity and temptations
for fraud are considered. Advance in
formation of Treasury department
moves, such as increasing deposits in
the national banks, anticipating bond
Interest, payments or the calling for
bank statements, is highly valuable
to speculators in Wall street, and yet
there has been no evidence, since the
bond selling days of the Cleveland ad
ministration, that such information
has been secured by those who would
benefit by it in a financial way.
Reports of Mr. Cortelyou's reorgan
ization plans are probably due to the
work of the Keep commission, which
has been for more than a year engaged
in the preparation of an improved
system of bookkeeping for the Treas
ury department. This commission, au
thorized at the instance of the presi
dent, has examined and investigated
each of the executive departments In
Washington and recommended changes
which have been very generally
adopted for the marked betterment of
the public service. Its proposed
changes in the Treasury department's
operating methods have met the ap
proval of Secretary Shaw and will be
put into, effect with Mr. Cortelyou's in
duction into office as secretary of the
treasury. These plans simply call for
the installation of more modern busi
ness methods, to supplant the cumber
some and outgrown system in vogue
for generations in the greatest finan
cial institution in the world.
Caleb Powers is soon to be placed
on trial for the fourth time, charged
with complicity in the assassination of
Governor Ooebel of Kentucky. He
has been twice sentenced to life terms
In the penitentiary and once to death.
His chances of dying of old age have
apparently been Improved since he is
prevented from taking an active part
in the political campaigns in Ken
tucky. If the railroads paid city taxes on
thoir terminals the same as are ex
acted from other private property en
joying the benefits of municipal gov
ernment the municipal revenues would
be increased by approximately $200,
000 a year, and f 200,000 a year would
enable the city to make all kluds of
improvements not now Justified by the
contents of its pocketbook.
Health Commissioner Connell - Is
trying to devise a satisfactory scheme
for the disposal of garbage In Omaha
and in this he should receive the en
couragement and co-operation of every
citizen. Omaha la far behind other
cities of it six and class la it ar-
i angenients " for garunge collection.
In most large cities this work is taken
up by the city directly or by contract
as a sanitary precaution for the pro
tection of the public health and the
prevention of epidemic disease.
Omaha will have to come to some such
system eventually and the sooner the
The promise Is made that a trust
company will start' at Omaha with
$500,000 capital-' furnished from
abroad If a law is pfneed on the statute
books making it possible for trust
companies to do the same business in
this state that they do In other states.
A strong trust company would be a
very desirable addition to our finan
cial Institutions. -
The railroads would like nothing
better' than to get the legislature em
broiled in fights over liquor bills,
county division bills and other minor
matters so that the all important sub
ject of railroad regulation and relief
from railroad tax shirking may be
sidetracked as heretofore.
Every week is bringing forth new
firms and business enterprises in
Omaha. The number of concerns In
active business In this city today is
considerably greater than at any pre
vious time, and what Is betUr, the
prospects seem good for a continued
steady increase In this direction..
The campaign of 1908 may be con
sidered on. A democratic paper prints
a story , that Mr. Roosevelt owns a
block of railway bonds, and a repub
lican paper retaliates by printing one
of Mr. Bryan's unpublished poems.
Oklahoma does not know whether
to adopt the alfalfa or the mistletoe as
a state emblem. Oklahomans havo
apparently overlooked . the success of
the alfalfa plant in finding means of
slaking its thirst. ''
A Missouri legislator has offered
a bill to limit woman to two $1.08
hats per year. That's probably one
more than he allows his wife to have,
so he should be given credit for good
Second degree elections have been
held throughout Russia. The success
ful candidates will probably be taken
Into a back room by some of the czar's
close friends and given the third de
gree. Potency of Wir Scare..
. Philadelphia Tress.
Now is the time to get some more big
battleships before the Japanese war talk
Is auleted down. :
Tnrmlnst the Other Cheek.
Chicago News. .. ,.
Since the Minnesota .courts have, swatted
Jim Hill's Great Northern It la timely for
him to turn his Northern Pacific cheek
toward the United-, States senate -Investigators.
Potency pf , AlPtlte.
The news that Germany has "changed Its
attitude toward American meats" indicates
the effect that an unsatisfied appetite may
produce on the opinion of the viands. In
other words, when Germany gets, hungry
It likes the meat more and hates America
Peril of Thinking; Alond.
Many persons. In the opinion of a special
ist upon nervous diseases, literally think
themselves to death. The melancholy part
of It is that so many of them, as for In
stance, the more thoughtful membera of
lawmaking bodies, do , all of their thinking
In high, rasping voices.
Troubles Enough mt Homo.
It may do no harm for the United States
to be a party to a conference of nations to
discuss the Congo question if all the na
tions of Europe join. But there seems to
be no occasion for precipitate action, much
leas for standing out as a partisan of
Great Britain in the matter. This country
has race troubles enough of Its own with
out volunteering to settle those of other
i New Tork Sun.
Cuahlng's "Manual"- and true courtesy
still rule the Illinois bouse of representa
tives. "Will the gentleman from Vermilion
yield to a question T" asked Mr. Lants. "I
would If I' thought the gentleman had
enough sense to comprehend an answer,"
replied Mr. Allen, who went on to say that
If the members of the house were elected
for their honesty "there would not be
enough able to qualify to make a quorum."
"Would you qualify?" was the too personal
question of Mr. A. Daugherty. "I would,
but . you wouldn't," was the Vermilion
man's reply. "You couldn't qualify even
If your hair were twice as red aa it la."
These are hot sparks from the Olympian
chariot wheels. The race of legislation
goes swiftly on. Even In the slower senate
a bill to prohibit college students under
the age of 21 f rom - smoking cigarettes,
cigars or tobacco has been reported favor
ably. REAL WALL STREET PANIC.
Stock Gamblers Terrorised by Visions
New York World.
The Inevitable attack of delirium tre
mens has followed Wall street's prolonged
financial debauch. Millions of Theodore
Roosevelt are now dancing around the vie-
tlm. Phosphorescent spectacles gleam
from every nook and corner of the Stock
exchange. The gnashing of presidential
teeth is heard above the roar of traffic. The
sky Is darkened by big sticks that -ang
In clouds. There Is no refuge from the ter
ror by day or the pestilence that walketh
In the darkness. And the worst Is yet to
come. . ,
He is going to order a horisontal reduc
tion of 10 per cent In railroad rates. He is
going to squeese all the Water out of rail
road slocks. He Is going to prevent the Is
sue of new securities. He Is gnlng to burn
the constitution at tbe stake. He la going
to obliterate state lines. He Is. going to in
vestigate everything and sentence every
body that owns stock in a corporation to
j life Imprisonment. He is going to abolish
the supreme Court. Maybe he will hang
congress, especially the senate. He Is go
ing to Indict everybody that has more that
$7. Everything ever $11 ta a swollen fortune
snd must be confiscated.
Flesh and blood cannot endure this ag
ony much longer. Two years more of Roose
velt la likely to find all Wall street In a
padded cell, while the attending physicians
shake their heads ominously. Already the
suffering of the victim melts the coldest
heart to pity.
RUHD A Hot T SKW YORK.
Itlpplea oaj thf Current of l.lfo In the
"Millionaires' Row," a stretch of Fifth
avenue a mile and a half In length, facing
Central park. New Tork City, la the cost
liest residential Innd In America. Ind
values are topnotchera, elevated to a height
sufficient to scare off people of moderate
means. Ten thousand dollars a front foot
la an average. It la worth fl.Vflno at Sixty
second street and $5,000 at Nlnetv-aecond
street. Between those streets there are
thirty blocks, each tOO feet long. They
offer a building frontage of S.OnO feet. At
tlO, one a foot the mile and a half Is worth
$60,000,000. The mansions which cover It,
with their furnishings, and the new man
sions to be built this year, represent an
outlay of tlSO.000,000. Thus the total In
vestment along the Millionaires' row front
age reaches 21O.0oo,0no.
More than tl0.000.ono has been paid for
manaton sites during the last year. As tbe
completed mansion, with Its gorgeous fur
nishings, costs two or three times more
than the land, It Is estimated that $20,000,000
or $30,000,000 will be Invested along Mil
lionaires' row this year.
The outlay will complete the world's
most Imposing avenue of private palaces.
On no other mile and a half of earth have
so many millions been spent in the resi
dences of plain cltisens.
With the construction of mansions on
sites bought during the last year only a
very few plots will remain available. As
the owners are Immensely rich and value
their sites above their gold, their land will
not be for sale even at much higher prices.
Sites on Millionaires' row, therefore, will
be cornered in a few years. To own such a
site will be one of the world's rare dis
tinctions. The latest "Napoleon of Wall street" la
a 16-year-old school boy, a pupil In the
Cutler school. He is the son of one of
New York's moat prominent musical com
posers. About a year ago he got several
hundred dollars from hla father. The boy
was perfectly frank about what the money
was to be used for. He wanted to specu
late. Hla father thought It would be a
good thing for the kid to lose the money.
The experience would be - worth the
It was not until the boy's mother re
cently complained that the youth was neg
lecting his studies that the loan Incident
was recalled. Then the father made the
astonishing discovery that the boy had
$40,000 In bank and still had an Interest In
the martet What -shocked the father,
however, was to find that the gambling
mania had taken such a hold upon his son
that he could not concentrate his thoughts
on anything except stocks. Father and son
had a heart-to-heart talk, and the boy
agreed to go back to the Cutler school and
try to forget all atiout Wall street.
Meanwhile the $40,000 will be Invested in
good interest-bearing securities.
"Why do the young men of America
sneer at the waiter's calling?" said the
quiet man in the black swallowtail coat.
"A waiter can travel all over the world,
become a modern linguist and can easily
earn from $28 to $50 a week, yet the young
clerk or salesman, with 'eight per' and no
future, sneers at him. As a waiter I travel
wherever I wish. One winter I'm In Egypt,
the next on the Riviera, the next In Rome.
Spring finds me in Paris, and thence I leap
the channel In time for the London seaaon.
In the autumn I am back in America again
with full pockets. I have learned French,
German and Italian. I have made friends
with many rich, intelligent, amiable people.
I have seen the world and earn $2,000 a
year. Occasionally, while I am serving a
meal, I am given a good pointer on the
stock' market. Yet clerks and saunter
Jumpers' think they "can sneer at me. They
had better learn my trade."
Seeing New York without the expenditure
of. a cent and without stirring from, his
room has been devised by a man connected
with a Fifth avenue Jewelry bouse.
"I take all the real estate plcturea which
I find in the newspapers," said he, "and
assort them according to streets. I then
paste them In the order of the localities In
a acrap book of enormous size. The center
of It is occupied by Fifth avenue views,
and the other streets are placed In the book
with reference to their position to the fash
"In any city where there were no rapid
changes going on this would hardly seem
an interesting scheme, but I find It enter
taining, for U keeps me In touch with the
wonderful transformation and develop
ments which are going on throughout New
York, and especially on the island of Man
hattan. "There are so many new buildings in all
sections of the city that I want to kndw
about, yet have not the time to walk about
and discover, that I find this way of seeing
New York of great convenience and value."
A gang of female thugs Is operating as
highwaymen in New York City. A police
Inspector declared today that not in twenty
years have there been as many holdups
And highway attacks by women footpads.
His men have begun a special crusade
against them. Theae women are not of
the ordinary type that walk the streets,
committing petty depredations whenever
I opportunity arises. They are highway-
women of a desperate sort, one or mem
when arrested was armed with a black
Jack and had left her victim for dead In a
hallway. Another, a negro woman, at
tacked a wealthy merchant as he was
passing Thirty-eighth street and Park ave
nue. He declared In court that the woman
left hlra for dead In an areawSy, where he
lay for three hours before help came.
From the shadow of the atoop the ntgreaa
attacked him, stretching him aenseless ou
the pavement, and throwing blm Into the
areaway, well below the sidewalk, where
she rifled his pockets of Jewelry and $49 In
It happened" In a Sixth avenue elevated
train the other afternoon. The actors were
a young couple that looked prosperous, a
Bowery type sitting next to them, and a
broker sitting in the seat opposite. The
train was nearlng the shopping district
and the young wife said something that
was evidently meant only for the ears or
her husband. At any rate, he dipped down
lnto hlg pocket, drev out a man's slse roll,
stripped off a courle .of bills and banded
them to her. At Vwenty-thlrd street the
young couple got up to leave ths car, and
tbe broker saw a $2 bill that the husband
had dropped. "You've dropped a bill," said
the broker, tspplng the young husband on
the shoulder with his cane. Ths huaband
looked down, picked up the bill, thanked
the broker sod passed out. Bowery sat for
a full two minutes eying Broker. Then he
sighed sudlbly. "Gee, but money must
come eaay for you!" he said. ,
Real estate values In New York City In
creased $400,604,642 during 190S. according to
the official assessments made by the de
partment of taxes and assessments for l7.
This brings the total value of real estate in
the city, exclusive of that owned by the
city' and by churches and charitable in
stitutions which Is exempt from taxation.
up. to $S.400.127,69a Of the Increases during
tbe last year, the largest, of course, ts in
Manhattan, Its total assessment this year
being $4,078,106,001, an Increase Of $7,0O4.r7O.
One of the surprises of the year ts ths
fact that values In Queens borough In
creased almost twice the amount of in
crease ta the Bronx. Valuations la Brook
lyn are fl.0S9,Ul,C:0, aa Increase of $4l,7.H
a pretty faee, 8 rood figure, but
sooner or later lesra that the)
healthy, happy, eon ten ted woman
is most of ail to be admired.
Women troubled with fainting
spells, lrrecrularitiea, nervons Irrita
bility, backache, the "blues," aad
those dreadful dragging' sensations,
eannOt hope to be nappy or popnlar,
and advancement In either home,
business or social life la Impossible.
The cause of these troubles, how
ever, yields quickly toLydla K. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound made
from native roots and herbs It acts
at once upon the organ afflicted and
the nerve centers, dispelling effec
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toms. Mo other medicine in the errantry baa received such unqualified
Indorsement or has auoh a record of oures of female ills aa has
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
Mies Emma Enntsler, of 611 State St., Sohenectady, N. T., writeat
"For a long time I waa troubled with a weakness which seemed to
drain all my strength away. -I had dull headaches, waa nervous.
Irritable, and all worn ont. Chancing to read one ofyonr.advertisement
of a ease similar to mine cured by Lydia K. Pinkbam's Vegetable
Compound, I decided to try it and I cannot express my gratitude for the)
benefit received. I am entirely well and feel like a new person."
Lydia E. Ptakhans's Vere table Compoaad Is the meet successful
remedy for all forms of Female Complaints, Weak Back, Fall la r and
Displacements, Inflammation and Ulceration, and la invaluable la preparing-
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Mrs. Pinkham'A Standing: Invitation to Women
Women Buffering from any form of female weakness are Invited to
promptly communicate with Mrs. Flnkham, at Lyan, Mass. Bar adrloe
Is free and always helpful.
Leroy ITillman of Indianapolis, CT yean
old, is the youngest chaplain In the United
Btates army.' lie Is now on duty at the
arsenal In Rock Island, 111.
Prof. Charles Eliot Morton, a close
friend of Longfellow during the poet's
Cambridge life, has written a memoir of
thirty pages which he will issue as a
memorlam of Longfellow's centenary.
Let the farmers take courage. The New
York Evening Post Informs them that
"thermodynamlcally In the cylinder and as
to price, alcohol will be the best fuel for
internal combustion engines within a tew
Mrs. Britannia W. Kennon, great-granddaughter
of Martha Washington and a des
cendant of the last Lord Baltimore, eele
b rated her ninety-second birthday a few
days ago at her home in Georgetown, D. C.
Bhe was born there and has lived In the
same place. all her life.
Robert W. Chandjer, the millionaire
sheriff of Dutchess county, New York, Is
believed to be the richest American citizen
holding such a' posttlon. He went Into of
fice on a reform wave pledged to economy
and Is making good. Ms la feeding pris
oners for a little over SO cents a week.
The nearest survtvlng relative of Abra
ham Lincoln In Indiana Is Elijah Lincoln of
Fort Branch," a cousin, who strongly re
sembles the martyred president. He Is six
feet two Inches tall, of the lank and mascu-
lar Lincoln build and though past the age
of 74 he Is still vigorous and takes active
Interest In general affairs. Like his
famous cousin, he Is unpretentious to a
PtRE FOOD I!SPKCTIOJt.
Efforts - to -Administer Knoek-Owt
Drops to Federal Lw.
New York Evening Post
The "people's lobby", leap suddenly to
light, exposing a. committee amendment U
one of this year's appropriation bills, de
signed to weaken the pure food law. It la
on Amendment providing that no feder-U
money shall be available to pay. wholly or
in part, salaries or expenses of stato and
local officials. It la doubtless true that It
would knock Secretary Wilson's present
plans into a cocked hat, yet Chairman
Tawney'a defence of the amendment was,
he said, "to check the very apparent and
growing tendency of the states to reduce
or eliminate altogether their appropriations
for pure food lnapectlon, and let the gov
ernment stand the 'entire experts." Co
operation between state and federal author
ities Is talked about more than ever oetore.
Does It, In fact, mean that the states are
leaving all the troubles and expense to the
national government? That agitation at
Washington atlmulates action In the state
legislatures Is well known. Not only pure
food laws, but railroad control measures,
corrupt practices acts and many other lines
of legislation. Were accepted by the states
generally before congress had get ready to
act. But, If Mr. Tawney s opinion is Dacaca
by facts, they are disposed to be content
with passing laws. Tbe point is at leasi
orth attention. If the- states are trying
to save money by depending upon the fed
eral government, they should consider that
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ent things. Chicago paid the penalty for
neglect by having all the worst meat from
the stock yards saved for the home market.
MIRTH Ft; L, REMARKS.
"Paw," asked Tommy, "what is an - in
"Anything you have to buy tbeae days.
Tommy," answered Mr. Tucker, who was
looking over his grocery, coal and meat
bills for the preceding month. Chicago Tri
bune. "You must have the- highest admiration
for a man Of punctilious political prin
ciples." "Yes," answered Senator Sorghum; "1
have the highest admiration for htm, but
no particular use for him." Washington
Star. . - . .
The vegetables hurtled upon the stage.
afe In the wings the star took stock.
"There's a cabbage," he said, "ami po
tatoes, and turnips."
Then stepping boldly to the front, he
biased, "Do your worst."
This act of bravery woo him the tomato
for which he had pined. Philadelphia
"He rolls his eyes at me."-, ,
"I don't like It What would you do?"
"Step on one of 'em. Then he may stop."
"What's the matter with that old repro
bate, Oeealcka? I hear he goes everywhere
he can hear a. sermon.. Has he changed
"Not a bit of it. But he s been suffering
over a year from insomnia and he's get
ting desperate enough to try any remedy.'.'
Baltimore American. , , ,
"Mlfis Freesem's skating party was a
cold and formal affair, I understand."
"It waa until that hugs Miss Plump
"What dldshe dor
"She fell and that bnpke the 1ce."-Oeve-Jand
"I believe every man ought to eat good
and plenty always," Said the fat man.
"It never pays to work on an empty stom
ach." "I disagree with youl'' remarked the
quiet stranger: "I've found that It often
pays very well."
' That soJ ;, What .kind, of, .work , do,, you
"I'm a surgeon." Philadelphia Press.
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A choke in the throat, and a yearning for
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A river of heat, then a shiver of cold.
A feeling of being three hundred years old,
A willingness even to do as you're told
. That's the grippe!
An arrow of pain, now In this place, now
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A feeling of doubt as to where you are at
That's the grippe!
A stupid senaatlon of course, wholly new!
A foolish depression why should you feel
A doubt aa to whether this really ts you
That's the grippe! .
Strange visions at night, that deprive you
That's the grippe! ' '
A taste In your mouth, snd a weight on
That's the grippe!
A tired sensation that runs through your
A queer combination of aches and of pains,
A vapid a1mlslon of absence of brains
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