Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 27, 1907, Page 6, Image 6
TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, TEDKUAltY 27, 1907. Tiir Omaha Daily Bee FOUNDED BT EDWARD BOSEWATEH. VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR. Enters at Omaha, postofflc aa second class matter. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Pally Be (without Sunday) on year M J2 Daily Be and Hunday, one year.,... J " Sunday Bf, on year.... Paturday Bp,- one year DELIVERED BT CARRIER, rxtlly Be (Including Sunday), per week I Ho Dally Bee (without Sunday), per week. JOo Kventng He (without Sunday), per week. c Evening Bee (with Bunday), per week 10c Address complaint of Irregularities In delivery to City Circulation Department. ' OFFICE. I -. Omaha The Bee Building. ' South OmnhniClty Hall Building. Council Bluffs 10 Pearl Street Chlrago 140 Unity Building. New York 1 SOS Home Life Ins. Bldg. Washington 501 Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. Communication relating to new and dltorlal matter . should b addressed: Omaha Bee, Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order, payable to The Be Publishing Company. Only J-eent stamps received In payment pf mall accounts. Personal checks, except on Omnha or eastern exchanges, not accepted. THE BEE PU3L18HI.NO COMPANY. STATEMENT OF CTRCVLATION. State of Nebraska, Douglas County, as: Charles C. Rosewater. general manager of Th Be Publishing company, being duly Sworn says that the actual number of full and complete copies of The Dally. Morning. Evening and Sunday Bee printed during th month of January. 1907, waa aa follows: I ..30,900 .. IT 91, 70 I. .ss.eeo t .31,970 .31.M0 .3130 .30,600 .31,960 .M.aoo t 81,880 1 81.700 JO. ..,.to,aoo tl..........100 tt aa,oM ti ai,40 14 81,780 15 31,700 31,830 17 80,500 ) 31,830 It S1,S9 Id 31,390 II 81.830 t , 4....,.., f , 7. I. ..33.8 60 10 ... .83,040 II 31,870 II... 30,058 II 30,400 14 81,730 II 81,930 It 88.180 Total 888,480 Lets unsold and returned copies.. 8,134 Nat total 973,348 Dally average 31,398 CHARLES C. ROSEWATER, . .General Manager. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to befor ma this list day of January, l07. (Heal) ROBERT HUNTER,.. Notary Publlo. WHEN OCT OF TOWN, nbserlbers lea via; th city t perarlly shoal hav. TTso Be mailed to thasa. Address will b eha8 as fta reaesta. "Ready Money" is the title of a new serial. It Is usually a short story. la that "Dead Rat" restaurant re ferred to In the Thaw trial In the Chi nese district? Bre'r Fox Ben White of the North western Is chuckling In his sleeve at bis narrow1 escape. Democratic leaders are disposed to accept James J. Hill's prediction of hard times in, 1908. ... How lucky that Omaha baa no sub treasury to tempt collectors of $1,000, 15,000 and 110,000 bills. "Penrose will fight for Ohio dams," says a Washington dispatch. Senator Foraker gets them without a fight A Kansas judge has decided that a donkey i cannot be restrained from braying. That judge knows Kansans. Winter seems to be about over, ex cept the report of the man who lies to you abont how cheaply he heated his House. Most of the railroads threatening to give a "2 -cent service" for a "2-cent fare" will not have to make many changes. Careful search of the photograph studios of Utah falls to show any group or composite picture of Senator Smoot's wife. For. the present, at least, the president-shows a disposition to leave the revision of the tariff In the bands of Miss Ida Tarbell. Wall street is wondering If a stock panic ,. would embarrass President Roosevelt. Probably tot, unless be owns, a Jot of stock. "It Is easy to get a million dollars," says John W. Gates. Yes. It's, like tha- sleight-of-hand trick; anyone can do tt who knows how. The quality of the calendar and blot ter supplies bears proof that the big life Insurance companies are retrench ing In some directions. Mr. Rockefeller resents- being celled a billionaire. The average man would not resent such a charge it the party making It could prove It "The evil Influence of a Mormon in the senate' la bad," says Senator Du bois. The evil Influence of any man Is bad anywhere, for tht matter. . Members of the Nebraska legists' ture will Introduce no more bills after March 1. . However, there are other bills that will be Introduced about that time. The man who had to shovel snow off bit walk up In a Montana town thought there was seventeen feet of It and so reported to an eastern press correspondent. Congressman Tawney's prediction of a .1100,000.000 government deficit ' next year may not come true, but It might hejp some, as the democrats are still looking tor an Issue. It has come to a pretty pass when the rlngslers In South Omaha hang a man In eflJgy as a threat of punishment ahead for those courageously fighting tha grafters and advocating consolida tion with Otnaha. FOLLOW IT VP. The efforts of the railroads of Ne braska to cheat the state, counties and ' school ' districts out' of " one third of the taxes justly Impose! upon their property has signally mis carried. The railroads will - have to pay up the three years' tax levies they have recklessly enjoined and also for all future time. : The decision of the United States supreme court requiring these cor porate tax shirkers to come to time on their state, county and school dis trict taxes does not, however, go the whole length of their tax evasion. The railroads of Nebraska bave for years and are stilt shirking the payment of taxes for city and village purposes and unloading their shares of the municipal taxes onto the -shoulders of the other property owners within the respective municipalities.. The rail roads will not be paying their full share of the taxes nor will equity be done to the Jpdividual taxpayers of the state until they are compelled to pay city taxes on their valuable ter minals on the same basis as private Individuals. The great victory of Nebraska In the courts should now be followed up by the legislature by the enactment of the terminal tax law that will put an end to this remaining flagrant ex ample of railroad tax shirking. The principle laid down by the supreme court Is that the railroads should pay taxes In the same manner and at the same time and on the same basis of valuation as other people. The rail roads do not now pay city taxes on the same basis of valuation as do other people. IJt Is for the legislature to see that this principle of justice and the "square deal" Is applied to city and village taxes, as well as to state, county and school district taxes. - SENATOR BAIL&T VINDICATION. The Texas state senate has given Senator Joseph W. Bailey a vindication and endorsement, without waiting for the report of the committee appointed to Investigate the charges against him. The action was taken, on motion of Bailey's adherents,' on the unique ground that a report of .the committee was not necessary, lnasfnuch ' as the proceedings of the Inquiry had been printed In the newspapers and the members of the senate accordingly needed no further light on the subject. Additional color is lent to the sus picion of sharp practice and snap judg ment in the case by the refusal of the senate to accept the recommendation of the Investigating committee that a subcommittee be sent to St. Louis to secure the testimony of H. Clay Pierce of the Waters-Pierce Oil company and Include it In Its report. Pierce Is the man with whom Bailey Is alleged to have dealt, and every effort has been made to Induce bim to go to Texas and testify In the case. He has been In dicted for conspiracy and the governor of Missouri has granted a requisition for his return to Texas, but Mr. Pierce suddenly left St. Lonis, and is now, to all Intents and purposes, a fugitive. His testimony would appear to be es sential to the completeness of the In vestigation of the charges again Sena tor Bailey. Prior to the balloting for a United States senator by the Texas legislature Senator Bailey promised to resign, if elected, If the committee of Investiga tion found him guilty of the charges. The action of the senate relieves the senator of the obligation to redeem that promise, and be may return to Washington bearing a vindication label. . In view of the. facts produced before the investigating committee, however, and the senator's method of meeting the charges against him, his vindication will - not carry with It a restoration of bis former prestige In the senate, where for several years he has been recognized as one of the really strong men in the democratic ranks. While he may escape being un seated he can never regain his former high standing with his colleagues or with the public. i CRITICAL T.WES IN BCSSIA. While elections are yet to be held In several districts In Russia, returns to date furnish convincing evidence that thc new Duma, which will meet next week, will be overwhelmingly against the government. The. first Duma waa dismissed summarily and almost with out notice because the czar and his ad visers found It too radical, too full of determination to act along Independ ent lines, without consideration of the wishes of the Imperial councilors. The constitutional democrats, who prac tically dominated the first Duma, were outlawed as a party and many of their leaders banished or disfranchised be fore a new election was ordered. Yet the returns to date Indicate that the new Duma will be even more radical than Its predecessor. The early dis solution of the new Duma la assured before It convenes, as the csar and bis advisers cannot hope to find any ground of compromise with the new body, composed of the most radical ele ments la all Russia. Out of the conflicting Interests one point of Issue baa been clearly defined between the government and the op position. The Duma, while made up of seven different groups. Is a unit that the Russian ministry should be re sponsible to the Parliament and should resign, as In England, whet Its policies are not sustained. The cxar and his advisers hold the parliamentary system In France and'England Inapplicable to Russia, and for a ministry responsible to the ci j- and not to the Parliament. On this f sue there Is little bop of a compromise. The Duuia members ton tend that the government has syste matically sought to crush out the spirit of freedom' from the Russian people and to delude them with promises of relief without granting thera the only possible means of securing Such relief, namely, a ministry responsible to the Parliament. The situation is indeed a critical one for the Russian government The disso lution of the Duma, said to be practic ally a foregone conclusion, may be fol lowed by drastic retaliatory measures by the revolutionists. They have prom ised a general tie-up of the railroads and manufacturing plants of the country, and insist that they are In position to cause a mutiny In the army should the czar attempt to put down the strikes by force. Even discounting the threats, the issue appears so clearly drawn and the situation so acute In Russia that the czar must soon make his choice between concessions insur ing a foothold for popular government or Invite Internal war. GIVE V8 A BEST. Now that the cumpaisn ' for the Young Women's Christian Associa tion building fund has been carried through to successful completion, The Bee feels sure It voices the general sentiment of the business community of Omaha when it says, "Give us a rest." 1 This does not mean - that we should have a rest forever or that pub lic enterprise depending upon solicited contributions should cease forever, but it means that a brief respite from visits of touching committees would be warmly welcomed and gratefully appreciated. ". Notwithstanding the constant com plaint of Omaha business men that tbey are Solicited' almost to death, they respond liberally for every wor thy cause. In fact, Omaha's liberality and generosity in public enter risos is proverbial and has been noted and commented on In favorable comparison with, that of other cities. But there Is such a possibility as overdoing a good thing. A rest for a little while will give our business men a chance to gather up their strength and be ready later to come to the front In a manner more handsome than ever. 1 HANDS ACROSS TUB SEA' British Ambassador James Bryce has, been formally presented to Presi dent Roosevelt with simple ceremony, n which the Inevitable exchange of felicitations figure conspicuously. Mr. Bryce has assured the president that he personally is very proud of bis knowledge of the American people, gaired through . visits to this country in his capacity as a student of our In stitutions, and that he has learned "to admire the untiring energy and Intel lectual ardor of the inhabitants and to appreciate their devotion to the cause of moral and social progress and their passionate desire to make the lives of the people worthy of the material blessings which Providence has be stowed upon them with so bountiful a hand." Admiration of the American people Is apparently a part of the inherent possessions of every member of the diplomatic corps who calls at the White House to present his creden tials, but it must be said that none of Mr. Bryce's predecessors, from Great Britain or elsewhere, has been more happy In the form of expressing It. The American people know Mr. Bryce andllke him and will doubtless be pleased to learn In this direct way that the feeling of admiration is recipro cal. Having given utterance to bis ex pression of personal pleasure at being appointed to represent his country In America, Mr. Bryce adds, In true diplo matic form, that "in expressing my sincere respect for you personally, I am expressing the sentiments of my sovereign and of his subjects gener ally." ' President Roosevelt, never without equipment to meet a caller bearing either broadswords or olive branches, promptly responds to Ambassador Bryce, bidding him to convey "to your honored sovereign my cordial wishes for his personal welfare and the pros perity of his country and people." The president also calls attention to the cordial relations existing between Great Britain and the United States and predicts that they will always be found working together "In the fur therance of the great principles of rep resentative government, and that com munity of material Interests, whereby the most complete stability. Individual development and national prosperity may be achieved." Now that the Incident of formal greeting Is over a careful study of the addresses shows thst both the presl denCand the ambassador are strict In their observance of one cardinal rule of diplomacy, the use of words to con ceal thought- The most jealoust mem ber of the foreign diplomatic corps at Washington will be unable to find a word or sentence that can be construed Into favoritism for Mr. Bryce or the power he represents. . There Is no bint of an alliance or any unwritten under standing of partnership between the Anglo-8axon governments, such as wai charged when Ambassador Ri'ld, In wishing Mr. Bryce Godspeed when he left I.ondon. told blra that the people of the United States and England "loved" each other, and every foreign power at once became suspicious. In ternational flirtation is permitted In diplomacy, but "love" is barredv For tunately for all concerned, the presi dent and Mr. Bryce leave other diplo mats no alternative but the' conclusion that the affection between Uncle Sam and John Bull Is purely pWonlc. A few years ago The Bee was hauled Into court for discussing. In respectful language the filing of a petition to re open a case which the -supremo court has previously adjudicated and was fined $500 for constructive contempt for "impeding Justice," notwithstand ing the fact that in almost the same breath the court ruled the petition out for the very reasons which The Bee had suggested. The only color of authority for this arbitrary judicial action was the allegation that The Bee was discussing a pending case. We have Just had the spectacle here in Omaha, however, of the clerical co respondent in an imported divorce case hiring a hall to harangue the public with a special view to arousing popu lar prejudice that would Influence the court.' The effort was an undisguised attempt by one of the Implicated par ties to try his case In court and out of court at the same time. If a news paper had committed this offense it would have been cited forthwith to answer for contempt but the clergy seems to be privileged. The electric lighting company la going to revise its rate schedule "vol untarily." A little scratching below the surface will doubtless disclose the fact that the "voluntary" reductions would not have been considered at this time except for the rate-reducing ordinance proposed by Councilman Zimman. When the public schools have to be closed to coerce public school teachers of South Omaha to go to the front for the officeholders and their political satellites who are fighting annexation, the suspicions of the legislature must be aroused as to the motives prompt ing resort to .such desperate measures. We are waiting patiently for Editor Hitchcock's World-Herald to put in a word in favor of the pending bill to stop the county Jail feeding graft. This Is a nonpartisan measure which will affect perquisite-grabbing republican sheriffs and democratic sheriffs alike. It turns out that the railroad law yers persuaded two of the eight judges of the United States supreme court to side with them in the tax cases just adjudicated. , That is two more than the railroad lawyers expected when they finished 'their arguments. Governor Hoch of Kansas Is berat ing the Kansas legUlature for not ac complishing anything of moment for the state. The Nebraska legislature can avoid being called to task by Gov ernor Sheldon by getting down to busi ness of its pwn accord. No .objection will be entered to the member of the executive committee ot the Commercial club reconl".erlng their hasty ultimatum to resign, pro viding they do not again commit the offense of misrepresenting the rank and file of the club. The senate at Washington hasVjust passed 99 private pension bills at the rate of fifteen a minute. . The peace conference at The. Hague might use that as an argument against any more wars. ' Mr. Cleveland thinks there may be merit in the suggestion of a marriage qualification for suffrage. Mr. Cleve land was a bachelor until after he was elected president of the United States. It appears to be definitely settled that the Hon. Leslie M. Shaw will not locate In Omaha on emerging from the treasury portfolio. This Is Omaha's loss and New York's gain. A Common Weakness. Cleveland Leader. England, famous for the careful manner In which it operate Its railroads, has just had a bad passenger train collision." Even titer, It appears th blockhead system is now and then In operation. A Possible OIIt Branch. .Washington Herald. Ur, Biyan has attacked John D. Rocke feller's gift to tho educational board. Tho only way Mr. Rockefeller can ever make up with Mr.. Bryan la by purchasing the railroads aad presenting them to th gov ernment Maklnc the Money Fly. . ' Washington PoMt. The nenat appropriated tlfO.ftW.OOO In flfty-two minutes the other day, and It mlirht have made a better record but fcr the fact, thut evral senators wasted ttm In urging economy In the expenditure of public moneys. Growth ot National Wealth. Indianapolis News. More billions of dollars are ndded to th country's weHlth within the limits of a single presidential term today than were In th country as the result of the aeru mulatlons of tha period covered by all the presidents eking to the year of Lincoln's first election. Rvery succeeding unrtn In 19U7 sees 110.000,000 added to this country's wealth. The value of the tangible, mar ketable property In th I'nlted States on this anniversary of Lincoln's birth Is greater than that of the I'nlted Kingdom and France combined, which, respectively, on this roll, stand second and third among the world's nations. Mil Post of Pass. Ntw York Tribune. In his suggest ion that the names ot par ties responsible for railway accidents be made as public as possible Vic president Kruttschnltt of the Southern Pacific hits upon a schema whlchwould accomplish much mors than It Is Intended to. Within a few years half our population would be famous, while th other half would have becom hypochondriacs aa a result of being reminded in every newspaper and every railway station of life a brevity. One could scarcely travel five miles by rail without encountering a granite shaft inscribed after this fashion: "At this spot, on June 11. 1914. Hank Smith forgot to flag the southbound freight, thereby derating the train and killing one bra kr man and seven tramps. IS commemoration of this over sight a reminiscent public has arectad tids monument.' CEtTKNNIAL OF LONHPELLOW. Places Hallowed by the Poet life d Works. One hundred year ago today Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born In Port land, Me. Th Occasion Is to be honored with commemorative exercise throughout New England, especially at the poet s fam ous home, the Cralgie houae in Cambridge, Mass. This old home, familiar to alt lovers of Longfellow, Is trior Intimately . Identi fied with bis life than any other. It Is as sociated with the happiest year ot his tlfe and sanctified by the tragic death of Mrs. Longfellow. Within Its shadows, fit tingly, the principal exercises will be held and addresses delivered by William Dean Howells, President Charles W. EHot of Harvard. Colonel Thomas Wentworth Hlg glnson and Prof. Charles Eliot Norton. Longfellow was a shrln maker, relates the New Tork Tribune. He wrote "I, stood pn the Brldg at Midnight," and people studiously "doing" Ronton go to look at a certain bridge crossing th Charles. He penned "The Ride of Paul Revere," and visitors to tlv- culture burdened city of th east look for the tower where the lanterns were hung . . . aloft In the belfry arch Of the North Church tower, as a signal light, and a trolley line running out to Lexing ton and beyond And the poem an excellent asset. Taking a leaf out ot Chaucer's book, he composed the "Tales of a Wayside Inn," and the old Inn at Sudbury, a community revolving around the Hub In close prox imity, has taken on a' new lease of lite. "Acadia" may be a beautiful spot, but a certain steamship dompany considers that pur gold may be" refined by advertising it a "Th Land of Evangeline" and giving away copies of the poem. At' Newport, where . . . for my lady's bower Built I a lofty tower, the tower, as well as society, -has an In terest to the visitor, because Longfellow wrote "The Skeleton In Armor." The sightseer has not properly done Pittsfleld, Mass., who ha not glanced across th sloping lawn at the "old fashioned country seat," "somewhat back from the village street," and imagined the "old clock on the stairs" eating up eternity with Its de pressing ' Forever-never! i Never-forever! Every house in this country in which Longfellow hue taken shelter for any per iod ot time is the object of homage. Th once stately house standing In tlis eastern part of Portland, Me., on. a little promon tory overlooking Casco Bay, within a tone's throw of th birthplace of Thomas B. Reed, Is not now visited by th sojourner in "the Gem of Casco Bay" because of its Interesting architecture, for It haa the same sordid atmosphere that any other remod elled three-story wooden tenement house has, but because It was the birthplace of Longfellow, the man who has ben called the Poet of America. Th brick house In Congress street, Portland, Is not being pre served by the Maine Historical society be cause it was the first house In th city built of brick, although that is, true, but because there Longfellow spent his boyhood days and at the age of thirteen penned his first verses, entitled "The Battle of Lovell's Pond." The visitor to Brunswick, Me., th seat of Bowdoln college, goes to see a cer tain two-and-a-half story (ram housa, not only because Mr. Harriet Beecher Stew wrote "Unci Tom' Cabin" beneath its roof, when her husband was a professor In the college, but beoause there Longfel low roomed when he was a student at Bowdoln. 1 Th chief Longfellow shrine is th Cratgle houae at Cambridge, tn which he spent th year between ltS7 and 182, the year of hi death. Thl house was a mecca long before Longfellow died. Peo ple used to pass the house merely for the sake of seeing the benignant gray-boarded face of the poet as he sat In hla chair at an upper window. Almost with bated breath one would point toward the south east corner and say to a companion: "Th guide book saya that that room Is the one where' he writes his poems. They say that he will let almost any one see him. Let's ask him for his autograph." He was generous In the responses for audiences and autographs, and It Is said that he sometimes saw as many as four teen strangers In a single morning, and wrot hi autograph on an average seventy times a day. The Cralgie house was the only- one In which Longfellow lived which had as a part of It furnishings a historical and romantic atmosphere to give it an added charm in the eyes of a ioet. Some of th tragedies of life which make littl noise In th world, but are aa painf ur- a "those which are blaaoned forth In large type, were enacted In the live of person liv ing In tha house at different ttmos. Within It walls, also, aa I generally known, before the evacuation of Boaton by the British, Washington organised the rebellion into a revolution. The hous was built In 1T59 by Colonel John Vassal, a young tory, who swore by King George. General Washington took a fancy to the Sous after a shot had penetrated Ills first Cambridge headquarters, and moved to It. Here he remained until the British sailed away from Boston, Mr. Washing ton, being with him there during the latter part of hi occupancy Andrew Cralgie, a shrewd Scotchman, from whom the house derives It name, became it owner In 1798. Longfellow rented room there In 1827, and on Ms marriage ta Francis Elisabeth Appleton In 1843 received the home as a gift from the bride's parents. Shortly after th marriage Mr. and Mr. Longfellow .vlsltod the Appleton summer home at Plttifleld, and' saw the. old timepiece which sug gested th poem of "Th Old Clock n the Stairs." Cralgie house was to b the scan of another' domestic tragedy, for ther In July, 18(1, Mr. Longfellow, while amus ing her children with some burning seal ing wax set fir to her light summer gown, and was so badly burned before help came that she died. Th house. It 1 reported, 1 to be pre served by Boston a a relic of Long fellow betause of what he did for the city by the Writing of "Th Rid of Paul Revere." Hew Hare th Mlhtr Fallaal Baltimore American, Railroad officials are dolefully predicting hard times If th legislatures of the various states do not stop railroad legislation. They Ignor th fact that to th people and con cerna crushed out by rebates and ott er fa voritism th hard time have already ojma. !! - - riiiiniiiiR I HI IIIIHIH Syst satis lug Devices ..Desks.. Tbb eae, tolls sk-Cutlrr sisVe -19 lacscs Isno-hlgh irsae, peclal2.50 . 8 Us far Cmlt Offles OatBts Orchard & Willielm Carpel-Co. I m , m,wi MOTHERHOOD MRS. DANIEL -' Unquestionably preparation for beal thy maternity is accomplished by LydiaB. Ptakham'a Vegetable Com pound more suooessfully than by any other medicine, because it gives tone and strength to the entire feminine organism and renders it perfectly normal,' ' ' A woman In rood physical condition transmits to her children the bless ings of a good constitution. Read' what Lydia E. 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According o tha bureau of Information and. statistics of the New York State De partment of Agriculture, fully 60,000 la borers will be required on the farm of that state this spring. There 1 no reason to suppose that this supply, or any great portion of it, will come from th voluntary application of men who are out of work, sine a large majority of the prefer city Ufa, with Its precarious "Jobs," to the steady pay and rural environment of the farmhand. The state department of agri culture, therefore, through Its office in New York City, la maturing a somewhat novel - plan which In a small way proved successful In supplying th demand for farm laborers last year. It has advertised extensively, both in New York and In Europe, for agricultural laborers and as a consequence Is In dally receipt of applica tions from men, both married and single, who are anxious ta work on the farm of the state upon being assured of a steady season's work, including such privileges for making a home for themselves as are necessary adjuncts of rural labor. Many applications have been received from Hol land, the good Dutch burghers being an xious to come over and bring their families If a' foothold In agricultural life can be assured. Th Immigration that merely drifts hither and halts at New York or any othrr larga port of entry is practically worthies as far as farm Industry la concerned. Country life, with Its quiet routine, and farm labor, with Its small, but steady re muneration, are not what these people. In th main, are looking for; nor would they be anything but stumbling-blocks to th farmers If they undertook to supply the demand. Of the class of immigrants seeking such work and Competent to do It, however, many are at one angaged by the bureau of farm employment and sent to localities from which applications ar on file. Laat year thl bureau placed 4,171 farm laborers and hopes this year by diligence in advertising to place ten times as many, thus giving th farmers of the state a chance "to sleep nights'' a luxury that they hav not enjoyed for several seasons past during the stress of seed Um and harvest. PERSONAL NOTES. If anyone offers you a thousand-dollar bill in change, call th police. It 1 on of the bill stolen from th Chicago ubtraas ury. The Ust ot the men Injured In the New York Central tunnel wreck three year ago was paid $60,000 for the damage he sustained. Train wrecks are costly luxuries In th Empire state. According to Sidney Iee, editor of the National Dictionary cf Biography, the American people are becoming more ac curst readers and writers of Kngllsh than the English themselves. John's. Fay of Marlboro, Mass., the old est postmaster in the United States in point cf service, has received new to the effect that he had been confirmed In the senate for another four years' term. Mr. Fay hui served as postmaster for forty-two years. Th young duke of Zaragcsa, beside be ing a grandee of Spuin, I an expert loci mo tive entrkjeer. . H proved hi qualification by passing a strict examination and twice a week run the express train from Madrid to th French frontier over th North Spanish railroad. "How would Richard Olney of Massachu setts do?" asked a Washington 'democrat of prominence on .a recent cold night In New York. "Do for what?" sild the party addrerseJ. "For the democratic nomination for president next year." "If 4 degrees ) below ro now," was tb only response. The Missouri legislature has adopted a Joint resolution establishing an official pro nunciation ot the state' name. 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Dubley Why, you've said so yourself, Wiseman Nothing of the sort; I said h was a church member. Washington Herald, "Did you ever try the' stock market?" asked the eastern man. "No," answered Bronco Bob, "but It's my guess that a deal In stocks la pretty much like a deal In faro. Yqai want to fight shy unless you know th dealer." Washington Star. "I don't know much about your con gressman's official record, but I hear he's a flnLMird parliamentarian." "He re now, you bet I He was married to Miss Strongmlnd a few days af."- Washington Herald. "Conductor," an id the, gasping passenger, vainly trying to raise a window, ''there ar at least a billion microbe in this car." "You ought to be able to stand that if the company eun," growled the street car con ductor. "We don't (ret a blamed' cent for carrying 'em." Chicago Tribune. Mrs. Watkyns Which do you prefer, MY, Wylkyns, blondes or bmnetteaT Mr. Wylkyns It depends on which I am wlth-Bomervllle Journal. "I wouldn't think it safe to put dena tured alcohol Into an automobile." "Why not!" "I'd be afraid the different parts would get tight" Cleveland Plain Dealer. lawyer Well, what was dons In the In terim ? Witness I don't know, sir. I didn't g Into the Interim. I stayed In the ant room. Puck. . - 1 LONGFELLOW CENTKNNIAL POEM. ' Clinton Scollsrd in New York Times. BU11 I ' recall that day of wild March Weather, Ere the first crocus lit its vernal fires, ' ' When, while the sky and earth drew closo together, Th poet's death camo o'er the mourning wires. Far on the misted hillside sobbed th es dars; . Nearer the pallid poplars swayed and slshad : , , While overhand, like patriarchal leaders. Met nought the elms made moan that M had died. , ; And throurh it all the rain, with sad n slstence, n Beat on and on, as If In threnody; Whll (did I dream It?) from the outer distance Drifted the ceaseless sorrow of the sea. He had gone out th minstrel spell waa broken Along the shadowy path of no return. With his sweet swan-song for a final token. And we were left to vainly mourn and yearn. . Since dassled on his eyes the sword of Michael In pa radical confines vast of slrth. The year have swept, the segment of a cycle. And lo, an hundred since his hour of birth! Of his bequeathnl and hla brain was flft4 In measure multiform and ruultifola Time from the dross of sand ,and shard mis smea , - A treasure of Imperishable gold Men may debate, their doubting tongue decry him Aa lurking that which mark th taltfh estate, Yet howsue'er new modes and schools deny him. ' . He still remains Indubitably great. What though he mlxsed the mightiest scop of vision, Nor walked apart the Olympian heights austure. He ever trod the Inviolate vales Flvslan, Toe lofty singer, aunougn, not in seer. And yet why o'er hi fame hold dlaputa lion : Rather reiotre he left so rich a store. . And lay, In reverent commemoration, .' Above ins au; one loving garland moral Human "Steam" . Keeping It Up Th orot Of th Tireless Zuergy Bom Psopl Possess. There Is another kind of steam than that In which the boy James Watt, witch ing his mother's leakettl. first saw the gioat ponalbllitte now becom realities. '1 his other kind' of steam Is human "steam." Home people call it "push," "hustle" or 'get-up." and soma rail it "Ufa." It' the power to do things a seemingly tireless power which Some pee- pi pOftfttfSS. Mslta-Vita, th only malted whole, win at food, fills men and women and children with the power u do things. It keeps up their "steam," because all tha rich nutrition it contains Is easily tilgeat tod and taken up by th blood to nourish body and brain. Mitlta-Vlta la th most nourishing food . In the world becuuse the starch of th flea m-rooked wheat la converted, by malt extract. Into maltose which 1 o nutri tious and ao easily digested that physi- ' clans everywhere recommend It. 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