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THE OMAHA DAILY DEE; THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1907.
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WHKX OVT OF TOWK,
gnbarrlbera leavlast the city tem
porarily aboald have The Be
mailed -to them. Addreaa wlll .be
chanced aa oftea aa recjasstoo.
In order to avoid complications In
the future, the New York legislature
should commit the unwritten law to
The sultan of Morocco la Bald to
have Offered a reward for the head of
Bandit Ralsull. Must have been read
ing of "Salome."
Cattle in Washington have eaten a
lot of dynamite left by the roadside
by careless workmen. Look out for
another beef expose.
Congress gets the ship subsidy bill
ready for launching about once a year,
but the session usually ends with the
measure stuck on the ways.
Mayor Schmlt of San Francisco.
. seems to have a notion that Japan
would do well to Ignore the White
House and make a treaty with him.
Congress Is prepared. In the closing
days of the session, to do everything
possible to relieve Uncle Sam of the
charge of having a swollen fortune.
Mr Rockefeller's donations to the
colleges' ought ' to reconcile the auto
mobile owners. What they lose on
gasoline they make up on education.
, "We started Rldgeway's Weekly,
sot because we wanted to, but because
w had to," Bays Mr. Ridgeway. Ap
parently he stopped it for the same
Ida M. Tarbell and Lincoln Steffens
are a little slow In filing their minor-,
ity reports against the acceptance of
Mr. Rockefeller's donation for educa
Women will be admitted as guests
at the next dinner of the Gridiron club
In Washington. The club has evidently
abandoned Its policy of keeping its
This is the time of year when all
Jokes concerning the Platte river are
out - of place. When the annual
breakup comes the great ' shallow
water ceases to be funny.
Really, San Francisco has a right
p be worried more than the rest of
the country over the Japanese muddle.
In case of war, San Francisco would
be the first city on the firing line.
Champ Clark wants , President
Roosevelt to go. to Panama and take
charge of the canal. Clark thinks the
democrats might have a better chance
wltVMr. Roosevelt out of the country.
Lillian Devereaux Blake says' a
woman could vote In less time than
she takes to select a new hat. She'd
have to, unless the polls were kept
open longer than under existing law.
President Roosevelt has been talk
ing about the father's place In the
home. Out In the northwest country
father's place in the home seems to be
between the coal bin and the furnace.
The dedication of the new buildings
of the normal school at Wayne is evi
dence that Nebraska proposes to main
tain its lead as the state of the small
est percentage of illiteracy in the
. The adoption of tbe Burkett amend
ment governing grastng lands of, the
public domain will bring about a bet
ter condition than hs prevailed fpr
piany years. Experience still teaches
a costly school, but the cattle barons
would learn la no other.. ... . .
MAKisfi noon bahtlktu ctkai.isqs.
Attention having been called by the
dutgolng governor to th shortage In
the school funds due to the Bartley
embettlement, a bill has been Intro
duced Into the Nebraska legislature
providing for the levy of an additional
tax to carry out the constitutional
mandate that these trust funds shall
remain forever inviolate and undimin
ished. The governor's message, re
viewing the efforts of the state to re
cover this money from the bondsmen
of the defaulting state treasurer, con
cludes that the last decision Anally
disposing of the suit makes It neces
sary for the taxpayers of Nebraska to
replace the amount of the school fund
shortage. The total sum to be re
imbursed Is given at $325,587. SO,
divided into unequal portions between
the permanent school fund, the per
manent university fund, the agricul
tural college endowment fund and the
normal endowment fund. An alterna
tive recommendation is offered that
the legislature provide for. restoring
the defaulted funds "either by au
thorising the drawing of a warrant
upon the general fund for the amount
payable to the .treasurer or by au
thorizing a special levy upon the
grand assessment roll, covering one or
more years sufficient to meet the re
quirements." The plan apparently in favor is the
levying of a special tax, notwithstand
ing Che fact that we are now paying a
special tax of 1 mill under the Shel
don law for extinguishing the floating
debt of the state. It seems to us,
however, that instead of increasing the
current tax levy by an addition spec
ially made to take care of the Bartley
embezzlement, it will be better to
amend the Sheldon law so as to make
the proceeds of the levy for which it
provides available both for restoring
the school funds and for sinking the
floating debt. This levy at the present
rate of 1 mill would produce approxi
mately $325,000 next year and a con
stantly increasing sum. It would be
only a question, therefore, of a few
years for it to sink the entire state
debt. If next year's proceeds of this
special levy were used to make good
the Bartley stealings it would take
them' all up in one year and defer the
completion-of the work of, debt sink
ing not morn than one year. On the
other hand, the proposed plan' of spe
cial levy would take three or four
years to make up the school fund de
ficit and make the, taxpayers pay off
both obligations in the same time.
The duty to make good the Bartley
stealings does not devolve only on the
present citizenship of Nebraska,' but
on those who are to come after as well,
and It would do no- barm to spread
this burden over a longer succession
of years instead of. forcing the" present
taxpayers to carry. It all in three or
THE aoVKRSMKSrS SECRET WORK.
Some of the senators at Washington
have developed a consuming curiosity
concerning the money 'that is -being
expended by the . government for the
employment of special agents of' the
different executive departments. Reso
lutions have been offered in the senate
calling for a detailed statement of the
number of these special agents, the
sums of money used in their employ
ment and the nature of the work In
which they have been engaged. . The
house committee on appropriations has
already furnished the Information
that for the year 1906 the government
had the services -of 8,313 special
agents at a cost of $4,567,728, as
against an expenditure of $1,316,526
for similar service in' 1896. Oppo
nents of the administration appear to
believe that they have found a source
of scandalln this showing and are pre
pared to nse it for the, purpose of man
ufacturing political capital.
While the face of the figures Indi
cate unusual activity and largely in
creased, expense in the special agent
department, the results will satisfy
fair-minded men that the expenditure
has been fully Justified. The govern
ment cannot hunt thieves with brass
bands and, of necessity, Is compelled
to carry on most of its Investigations
with more or less secrecy. President
Roosevelt's administration, since he
came into power in bis own right, has
been an era of investigations, covering
almost every department of the gov
ernment. Tb investigations in the
Postofflce department covered the en
tire country, requiring the services of
many special mexL skilled in, the work
of the department. Eight of the men
who were implicated In the gigantic
system of postal frauds are now in a
federal prison and several others are
awaiting trial. The Investigations
into the land frauds has called for the
services of special agents In every
state In the union that contains any
public lands. Many of the men con
victed of these land frauds are now in
prison and others are on the way. In
the Inquiry into the operations of the
Beef, trust, the Standard Oil combine,
the Paper trust, the railway mergers,
the coal frauds and other combina
tions against the public welfare the
government has been compelled to em
ploy many special agents, lawyers and
experts In different lines and the em
ployment has cost money.
The work of Investigation has been
done quietly and secretly and there is
little doubt that the results secured
would not have been possible If the
subjects of the Investigations had been
Informed In advance of the names of
the persons, who were to conduct the
inquiries and their fields and methods
of operation. Then again, the con
gressmen who are complaining of the
Increased expense for this special
branch of the administration service
fall. to. credit. the account , with the
large sums that have been returned to
the government through fines for re
bating and for other violations "of the
Sherman and other anti-trust laws.
However, If there had been no finan
cial offset of this character the expen
diture of money, large as the sum msy
be, for the use of special agents in the
different governmental departments in
fhe last few years, evidently Is amply
Justified by results In the way of In
creased efficiency Of general adminis
tration and better security of publio
rights and property.
ISRAiriTY DKFEKSK 15 Sir YORK.
Stripped naked, the defense In the
Thaw case is simply Insanity. The law
In New York is explicit and has been
thoroughly settled Judicially. The per
tinent provision of the penal bode,
which is the pivot of the whole case,
Is as follows:
A person la not excused from criminal
liability os an Idiot, Imbecile, lunatic or
Insane peraon except upon proof that at
the time of committing the alleged crim
inal act he was laboring under such a de
fect of reaaon aa either, first, not to know
the nature and quality of the act ha waa
doing, br, second, not to know that the act
was wrong. '
In a leading decision three years ago
the court of appeals established the
rule within the narrow and literal
meaning of the terms of the statute,
and since has held in a long line of
cases Inflexibly to the rule. The re
quirement is so definitely and inexor
ably settled that the defense In the
present case must affirmatively estab
lish beyond a reasonable doubt In the
mind of the Jury that the defendant in
committing the act did not known its
nature and quality or that it was
wrong.. In no state Is the law as to the
Insanity plea more exacting than in
New York, or have the courts held
more strictly to the statutory words.
the press veyaoRSBiP.
There is now, and always has been,
a press censorship in this country, but
it is not the arbitrary-arid capricious
domination of bureaucratic or auto
cratic government. The reputable and
legitimate newspaper press, In pre
senting contemporaneous history in Its
news phase to the public, exercises a
conscientious discrimination the scope
of which is little understood by those
who have not an Intimate knowledge
of practical newspaper processes. And
the great majority of the newspapers
respond to and cultivate the whole
some sentiment of the morally normal
American home. The editorial censor
ship, wholly voluntary but none the
less efficacious on that account, pro
ceeds on true and high moral princi
ples and is in reality one of the most
potent ethical forces.
The abuses of a free press by sen
sational and conscienceless publishers
on the occasion of an extraordinary
criminal trial will not reconcile sober
public sentiment to an official new
dictatorship, no matter in what form
it may be proposed. The protest
against the evil comes from a spirit
worthy of all commendation, but the
suggested extreme remedy carries with
It evils not to be lightly Incurred. -s ,
At least It would be better first to
vitalize and enforce the long standing
laws against press abuses. These are
more ample and drastic than is com
monly known, and, indeed, their ribn
enforcement is largely, due to popular
Jealousy of official Interference with
newspaper expression and content. In
spite of excesses and outright perver
sion of press function. Aside from the
body of rules contained In the com
mon and statutory law, the national
government Is already clothed with ex
tensive power for excluding from the
malls vicious and Illegal matter
printed In the guise of news. The pres
ident's c.H for enforcement of these
laws and full employment of these
powers la the true key-note, and that
policy will have the approval and
hearty support of the legitimate news
The wreck at sea may not attain
first place, but it la crowding the
wreck on land so closely that It Is dif
ficult to decide on which Death moBt
depends tor his harvest. In the mean
while human Ingenuity and mechan
ical skill is balked by the human fac
tor of uncertainty. Until thoroughly
reliable men are placed in charge of
moving trains or floating ships the
element of safety will not be attained.
Congressman Kennedy's letter to
the legislature brings attention to the
danger of voting resolutions of in
struction to tho representatives in con
gress. It will probably be necessary
for the body at Lincoln to adopt an
other pronouncement on the ship sub
sidy in order to get itself squarely In
line with the attitude of the republican
party In congress.
The outline of the statewide primary
bill to- be presented to the Nebraska
legislature Is tbe best possible answer
to the critics who pretended to think
that no effort would be macfe to re
deem the platform promise. So' far
the legislature has exhibited no serious
Intention to evade any of tbe responsi
bility laid on It by the people.
Mr, Burbank emerges from his
prison term with the announcement
that he would, not again wear the uni
form of a United States army officer
if he could. He la safe in saying this,
for there is not the least likelihood of,
his ever being called to disgrace the
uniform a second time.
The general passenger agents have
given the legislature much informa
tion concerning passenger rates, but it
does seem a trifle unfair to take the
rate on a short line and nse It as a
basis for long lines' earning. Even
at the 3-cent tariff the short line Is the
one that gets the traffic.
An effort to revive the desd county
option bill Is threatened, but the in
terests back of the movement should
not be permitted to take up more time
of the legislature. They have had
their hearing and were squarely de
feated, and this ought to settle the
The passage of the bulk sales bill
by the senate Is a step In the right di
rection of modern commercial practice.
The honest dealer will not be ham
pered by the operation of this law,
while the dishonest man will lose ma
terially. Judge Alton B. Parker, late of
Esopus, N. Y., rises to remark that
"President Roosevelt Is all right." The
country has been waiting for the
leader of the minority In 1904 to rise
and move to make it unanimous.
The last number of the Congres
sional Record contains no remarks by
Senator Foraker. He must have been
really disappointed at his failure to
find something In the government af
fairs that did not suit him.
The frequency with which the He Is
passed In the Bailey hearing in Texas
without necessity of the coroner's
services arouses the suspicion that
Texans are suffering from paralysis of
the trigger finger.
Count Boni de Castellane has ap
pealed for a rehearing of his divorce
case without stating which he feels the
more keenly, separation from his wife
or loss of his pay envelope.
The Washington Herald has an ar
ticle designed to prova that .yawning
Is good exercise. The Herald must
have been watching the government
clerks during office hours. ,
Isn't the Ralae 8omethlaf
After all the fuss It made at the be gin
tang of the session, about all congress will
have to show for Its work Is the law In
creasing salaries of Its members.
Kansas City Journal.
The Japanese ambassador saya that "war
is unthinkable." Then we tnurt conclude
that Senator Perkins and Captain Hobeon
only think they think.
The Hlerh Lonesome.
ONflll the noted financiers who Insist that
we have too much prosperity, Mr.' Rocke
feller la the only one who seems disposed
to let prosperity slide In any considerable
Coaiaatra Pay the Freight.
The free Industrial alcohol law has been
In force over a month, yet the Standard
OH company continues to advance the price
of gasoline and naphtha. It was confidently
predicted that free alcohol would prova dls
aatrous to the gasoline market, and it may
yet, but the Standard company evidently
has no present fear of such a result.
Remedy for Corporation Hostility.
There Is a cure for all this hostility to
railroads and . if they will take It it will
be found effective. Let these great cor
porations disabuse their mind of the idua
that they are bigger than the state, that
they do not have to obey the laws, that
tht-y can use their power as they please.
Let them keep in mind that they are
creatures cf a much greater power and let
them conduct themselves as it was Intended
they xhculd when tfiey were created and
they will have no trouble.
Activity of Weather Prophets.
New York Sun.
Hugh Clement, the London meteorologist
and janitor of the earth, has a rival In
Uncle Horace Johnson, the Middle Had dam,
Mass., weather prophet. Uncle Horace gives
notice of an earthquake In New England on
February 14, not a tremor, but a real shak
ing up that will throw the center of gravity
out of plumb. Mr. Clement had previously
named February 19 as the day of doom. But
the 18th is not sacred to St. Valentine, when
quakes are In order everywhere. There la
doubtless a deep physchological meaning In
Uncle Horace's prognostication. Our money
on Middle Haddam. Clement takes himself
OVERLOADING SCHOOL CHILDREN.
Grovraap laereaalnsT the Bardeas of
Yea oars t ere.
There are In most of the states of our
union enthuaiastio but mistaken frlcnde of
education who never .pease trying to add
new studies to the already much overbur
dened public school curriculum. State leg
islatures, municipal councils and boards of
school directors are Importuned, and occa
sionally with success, to pile on the burden.
The latest example of this tireless per
sistency Is aeen In Indiana, whose legisla
ture is very earnestly requested to Intro
duce into the schools of that commonwealab.
the study of kindness and humanity to the
"lower animals." a term which, we sup
pose, Includes all animals below the human.
No one questions the Importance of kind
ness and humanity. Cruelty, whether to
man, woman or child, or to bird, beast, flan
or anything that Uvea, la execrable. The
infliction of torture or the unnecessary tak
ing of life is abhorrent to a well regulated
mind. Cowper's declaration that he "would
not enter on his list of friends, though
graced with polished manners and fine
sense, yet wanting sensibility, the man who
needleaaly sets foot upon a worm," com
mands the approbation of good men and
women everywhere. And the justice of
Cowper's rule of conduct toward all ani
mals la Indisputable: "The sum Is thla: If
man's convenience, health or safety Inter
fere, his rights are paramount and must
extinguish theirs; else they are all, ths
meanest things that are, as free to live
snd to enjoy that life as God was free to
frame them, at the first, who in His sov
ereign wisdom nuyle them all." But the
schools are, as ws have stated, loaded to
the gunwale with studies. The advance of
science has rendered It neceaaary for an
educated person of our day to know very
much more than his educated grandfather
knew or could poealbly have learned. But
ths school readers and the example and
conversation of teachers are always Im
pressing lessons of humanity on children.
In a great majority of homes children are
rightly taught kindness and humanity. Lit
erature Is full of this instruction. We don't
know whether or not the school readers
now In use contain Cowper's plea for hu
manity, but they ought to, and they could
also contain Coleridge's Incomparable lines:
' He prayrat best who loveat beat
All things both great and small;
For the dear God ho loveat us.
lie made and lovoih all. .
BITS OF WA3HI1QTO LIFR.
Sflaar Peeaea ana Inrlsents Sketched
a the !)not. .
Occasionally on of the "plain pWpul"
formulatea a program of legislation, which
makea statesmen set up and do aome
thinking. A sharp reminder of this kind
waa a poatal card addreeeed to "t'nole Joe,
rare of fncle Sam. Washington, D. C."
The Washington btstofflce promptly mnt
the card to Speaker Cannon. The writer, a
citizen of Columbus, O., urged the Speaker
to "give us fewer battleship and railroad
wreck, smaller salaries and mileage bills,
briefer coagreaalnna) record, more poatal
routes and 1-cent postage." A platform
pledging these reforms would sweep the
The Interstate Commerce commission Is
confronting the neceaalty of deciding, very
soon, what It will do when It receives and
becomea custodian of the monthly sworn
statement of rpemtlons, earnings, gross
and net, etc., of the railroads.
These statements will conatltute In the
aggregate, the greateat fund of Informa
tion of Immediate value and concern to
the speculative world that will be gathered
anywhere, writes a Washington corre
spondent. The government crop reports
will not be a circumstance In comparison.
The queatlons of whether the govern
ment shall aaaume the responsibility for
giving out these statements; how they
shall be Issued; what sort of espionage
shall be maintained ever them, etc., have
been recognised as fraught with posal
buttles of the greatest difficulty, compli
cations and embarrassment.
The scandals of the late "cotton leak"
would not be comparable to the pr-amlbi
Itles that might develop In the handling of
these railroad reports If an untactful or
clumsy method were adapted.
It Is expected, that before long the
workings of this feature of the new law
will begin to worry Wall street. Frof.
Henry C. Adams, stntlstlclan of the com
mission, has been working for a long time
on preliminaries, with a view to Innugum
ting a nystem of rnrnthly reports cf the
railroads to the commission, covering their
traffic and financial operations, revenues,
expenses, gross and net earnings, etc. For
this he has been preparing a uniform sya
tern cf reports, en that the statement of
every company shall mean exactly the
same as every other company. At present
there Is no uniformity about these re
ports, and they are notoriously mislead
ing and at times unfair. At present there
Is no requirement that they be Issued.
Speaking before the house committee on
expenditures In the Department of Agrl
culture. Dr. Wiley, and chief of the bureau
of chemistry, made the statement that If
a man eats less than a certain amount of
dry food he will lose In weight and If he
eats more he will gain. This will be good
news for the fat who want to get thin,
and the thin who want to get fat. Dr.
Wiley says every Individual should consume
four and a half pounds of solids and llqu'ds
every day, but In doing the ordinary work
of a government clerk this amount Is above
the average. v ,
"What do you consider the beet food for
a man to eat?" asked Mr. Llttlefleld.
"I think a man ought to choose his own
ration," replied Dr. Wiley. "I think we eat
tco much meat for health. For the suste
nance of physical exertion. If you have hard
work to do, there Is nothing better than
starch or sugar. Ths cereal-eating nations
can endure more physical toil than, the
meat-callng nations. That Is not the ac
cepted view, but It Is true. Ton cannot tire
out a Japanese, who eats rice. He will
draw you all around the town on, a pound of
rice, and be as fresh at the close of the
day as when he started. You could not do
that on a pound of meat to save your life."
Dr. Wiley told ths committee of the
"boys" !n his "poison squsd." "This la the
firth year." hs said, "that we have been
testing the effect upon health snd digestion
of preservatives, colors and ' other sub
stances that have been commonly used !n
The vouns men are first allowed to eat
wholesome food he went on. "We buy the
best In the market. It Is carefully In
spected by myself snd analysed. They
have a preliminary period, during which
we vary the ration so they do not either
gain or lose In weight. Then we add a
small quantity of one of the preservatives,
like borax, adding half a grain a day to
their food. They eat that for tendays.
Then we Increase It to a grain and thoy
eat that for another ten days.
"Nothing Is wasted. If they trim their
fingernails they have to bring the trim
mings to us, or If their hair Is cut they
bring us their hair, so ws can keep track
of the Income and outgo, just as you keep
a bank account. In that way we can de
termine whether these things' disturb the
natural progress of affairs.
"We keep that up until we make them
111; until we produce some effect, a dis
turbance of soms kind. Then we put them
on ths old ration and observe that for ten
or fifteen days until they are restored to
their normal condition. This requires an
enormous amount of analytical work, and
yet it is the only way In which these great
questions can be answered. Tou -can
theorise about If as much as you like, but
the facta most be ascertained before final
"One of ths Interesting things we found
was the effect of fumes of burning sulphur,
so commonly used in the preservation or
foods. We examined microscopically the
blood of each of our young men. We
counted ths blood eorpusclea, white and
red, and the amount of coloring matter,
nA w found that ths moment they be ran
to take sulphurous acid their blood cor
puscles began to fade and became dimin
ished In aumber, the oxygen carrying ca
pacity of rks blood being dlmlnshed."
fymwt sssUee men sccompsny or closely
tofftas president when he goes on his
slashing walks In the country, but Mr.
Roosevelt Is said to have slipped away
quietly during a heavy snowstorm the
other evening. He took a long walk out
beyond Georgetown. The occurrence re
calls some remarks made by President Har
rison on being remonstrated with tor hav
ing taken a ramble about ths city by him
self at night. He was reminded of ths
danger of assassination, but be answered:
"An assassin cannot be dodged. I am as
safe from harm on that score while walk
ing from ths Whits House to your resi
dence after dark and alone as I am re
celvlng callers or going about the city In
the daytime under ths watchful eyes of
detectives and policemen. The assassin al
ways gets his prey when once he makes
up his mtnd to do So. But I havs no fear
of aesaaelnatlon. least of all of being as
saulted In a dark street at night"
Senator Pettue was a lieutenant In the
Mexican war; he rode horseback to Cali
fornia with the "forty-niners" and was ad
vanced from the rank of major to that of
brigadier general la ths confederate army.
He was admitted to the bar at dalnsvllle.
Ala., when hs became XI years of age. At
thla time Texas was aa Independent re
public. California was a part of Mexico
and Great Britain was disputing the Amer
ican claim to the Oregon Country. Andrew
Jackson was then supreme In politics and
was yet to suooeed In making Polk presi
dent of ths United States.
t'aaae for Do a at.
' Baitlmors American.
The tact that Judge Alton B. Parker up
held the president In the Brownsville matter
Is enough to make the president think that
porbsps bs was wrong about It after ail.
tinucd use means permanent .-TT
injury to neaitn.
QFollowinp the advice of medical
rissnficfe TT rrl i n
passed laws prohibiting its use
in bread making.
C American housewives
should protect their house
holds against Alum's
by always buying pure
Cmm nf Tartar
ti rurc orapc rcam
Tartar Powder is to be
for the asking .
PERSONAL NOTES. "
Parson Madison C. Peters snd Roland
B. Mollneux are running neck and neck
for honors as star reporters at the Thaw
Leopold, the king of the Belgiana. is
still the richest monarch In Europe after
the cxar. With his extensive business In
terests In the Congo, it is estimated that
Leopold, the "rubber king," receives at
least 15.000,000 annually.
"Fortify the coast." cries a Los Angeles
paper while discoursing heatedly on the
Japanese tangle. The western editor must
have seen some of those "mysterious lights
t sea" that scared Boston so during tbe
Emperor William has given permission
to the crown prince to use a horn with a
double note when motoring. This, .like the
kaiser's own motor fanfare, will enable
the publio to readily recognise ths ap
proach of a royal automobile.
Timothy I Woodruff, chairman of the
republican state 'committee of New York,
was hurrying across City Hall park In New
York a few days ago, when a professional
beggar accosted him. "Boss." whined the
beggar, "will you give me 10 cents for a
bed?" "Sure." said Woodruff. "Where's
John 8. Dues, the bandmaster, was a wit
ness in a theatrical case In New York last
week. Hs made some reference to the
"angel" who was tracking a certain com
pany and the court asked him to explain.
Mr. Dues replied: I "An 'angel' Is a peraon
who, without having his name known, puts
up ail ths money for a theatrical produc
tion." Joshua Pisa of the Isthmus of Panama
and one of the greatest - pearl merchants
In the world. Is visiting Washington. He
owns valuable concessions granted by the
Panama government, whereby he has
almost a monopoly of the valuable oyster
beds of ths Pearl Islands that ars situated
In the Pacific ocean seventy-five miles from
the city of Panama. He ships his pearls
mostly to Paris.
The city of Monroe. Mich., purposes to
erect a memorial to General George A.'
Custer. The legislature will be asked to
help In raising t2S,0O0 for this purpose.
Though General Custer was born In Ohio
and received his appointment to West
Point through an Ohio congressman, he
went to school In Monroe and spent much
of his time there with his sister, Mrs.
Reed. There, too, hs married the daughter
of Judge Bacon.
Madison Horn, a cltlssn of Watrous,
N. M., Is believed to be the only man
living who took part In ths SenUnols In
dian war In Florida. "Uncle Matt," as ha
Is known, was born In Boons county, Mis
souri, in 181. He Is a fighter by heredity,
his grandfather having served In the revo
lutionary war under Washington, while his
father fought with Harrison in the war of
1811. Besides fighting ths Semlnoles, Mr.
Horn was with Price in the Mexican war.
Buy by pame
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IS HIRE AGAIN AFTER 3 MONTHS ABSENCE
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: PLEASANTLY PIT. : 1 '
"And did ''you Inherit everything' 'from
"Oh, no. I think I got my disinclination
to work from my grandfather on my
mother's side." Chicago Record-Herald.
"What's the smart set?"
"Don't you know?"
"No. Tell me."
"That's the set where everybody eneej-a
at everybody until everybody smarts.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Talkative Boarder There's one thing cer
tain, an Impression once made on the mem
ory Is never absolutely lost. It Is sure to
recur to the mind some day.
Taciturn Boarder That convinces me that
tho K bill I lent you tlve years ago didn't
make any Impression on your memory.-.
The conductor had been discharged for
knocking down fares.
"Thut makes me a nonconductor," he re
marked, for he lacked seriousness of mind.
"The baker's trade Is one which ought
always to be sure of making money."
"Why so? '
"For the plain reason that It Is one In)
which there Is sure to be a rise." Balti
more American. . . . .
"Why were you so anxious to send that
man to congress?"
"We thought it 'ud be a good thing for
the community," answered farmer Corn
tossel, "to have him where he could make
speeches where folks are paid to listen In
stead o' Interruptln' people at their work
around here. Washington alar.
"Permit me to aak you, madam." said the
lawytr, who was a friend of tho family,
"your real reaaon for wanting a divoroe
from your huuband?''
"He Isn't the man 'I thought I waa mar
ryliiK," exclaimed the fulr ratler.
"My dear madam,"- rejoined the lawyer,
"the application of that principle would
break up every home In the country."
Star of tho Heart.
There shines afar ;
Whose lustrous light,
' Fair as white beums
In dreams, .
Makes bright the night.
Love, like that star
i You are
Come weal or wos ' '
Star o' my heart!
Jack, he bought a valentine
As fine aa it could be;
That was for hU teacher dear,
Aa any one might se.
Next, he bought a dainty one
All made of paper lace; - -
That was for the little girt
Who had the siftat face, .
Then, he bought a oomlc one
As funny as you'd find;
When he bought this, you could see,
He hod hi chum In mind. 7
The teacher and the little maid
Were happy, but alack!
The "chum, not knowing whence It cams.
Mailed his, right off, to Jack! .
Blanche EX Wads.
conssqusnc, just ask your doctor.
Ha will disabuso you of that notion lo
hortordtr. Correct It, at onco t " he
will say. Then ask him about Ayer's
Pills. A mild liver pill, all vegetable.
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