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cl The Bee Publishing company, belna dulv
prn says that the actual number of full
1 complete copies of The Dnllv. Morning.
enlng and Sunday Bee printed during the
'ntn of Jnnosrv. 1907, was as Tpiiows
A 80,900
CV 81,870
jf si.seo
r- 81,860
. 31.S50
It 31.760
10 80,300
tl 81,800
II 38.050
SI 81,840
14. 31,780
!..,, 31.700
14 ...31,830
Z7, 30,500
tl. ........ .31,830
St.., 81,850
SO.. ..4. ..,.31,390
' 11......... -81,630
l- 81,830
39,180 ,
g Total . 888,480
,, unsold and returned copies.. 0,134
Net total,. ...873,348
Vlly averags- ' 31,388
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porarily shoald have The Bee
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khanged as oftea as requested.
Next Monday the Fifty-ninth con-
ess will march forth.
"Jones" cot only pays the freight,
ft pays the taxes, too, In Nebraska.
The railroad lobby at Lincoln maln-
Ins Us numbers If not its efficiency.
California has a record-breaking
nne crop, and the star boarder may
full of 'em as often as he wishes.
I The date on the label will not pre-
V i m . . . . . -
L-ui xuasBacnuseiis nsnermen irom
id., , y . .
inn; minnows ior imported 'f rencn
Rallenari mnnncnra tnav Avontnallv
urn that they, are expected to' Install
diock system on tneir tracus m-
ead of In the courts. ' ' '
The Detroit man who has made five
ijiuccessful attempts to commit sul-
,l'e ought to swear off before It be-
les a habit with him.
Mo outbreak of smallpox In the MIs
Jlri legislature has given the state an
Opportunity to ''fill a long felt want"
v quarantining that body.
Florence begs to announco that it
as chickenpox after (ill, and those
ho fled in terror of Quarantine and
accluation can now come home.
.Force of habit will probably cause
enator Smoot to look for a tack in
,1a seat when he reports for the open-;
jig of the next sosslon of congress.
America stands third in the list of
ations in navat equipment, but no na
Ion is anxious to compete with this
ountry for first honors In efficiency.
1 Secretaries of associations organised
ior "mutual benefit" among dealers
hould not write letters. They always
rovo embarrassing when produced in
lourt - '
Credit for a real scoop will unhest-
atlnglr be clvea to the New Tork pa
erat prints a picture of Evelyn Nes
ift Thaw helping her mother with the
lousework. w .
'Joseph Weldon Bailey can' use the
icords of the Texas legislature as
istlflcatlon for answering , "Not
lutlty" when his name is called in the
.nlted States senate.
j Dr: parkhurst asserts that the mod
rn newspaper seeks only the freaks
tad abnormal in life. The amount of
Vpace devoted to Dr. Parkhurst seems
lo support his charge.
CaruBO is to receive ft. 100 for each
j me he sings next year. If voice Is
jolng to get that kind of an advantage
iver brains, the politicians may all be-
.ome millionaires soon.
The Wafhlnglon .Star's prediction
hat if George Washington were altvo
odoy he would bit s' captain of Indus-
At recalls that familiar.. Injunction
i;;alnst speaking 111 of the dead.
Senator Tillman has completed ar
rangements for lecture engagements
which will keep him busy from March
4 until the meeting of congress next
December. It pay to advertise. '
Omaha will sit with bowed head to
night while eloquent tributes are paid
io the memory of CouM Crelghton,
but no silver-tongued orator will be
able to pronounce exactly the feeling
of the cltliens for the good man who
has gone.
The recent supreme court decision
has opened the way to secure some
long needed changes In the Nebraska
constitution. It Is a pity that tfle sen
ate was not far-sighted enough at the
start to have created the constitutional
revision commission advocated by The
Ree, for had that been done the de
sired amendments would by this time
have been drafted ready for action by
the two houses of the legislature. As
conditions are, however, it becomes
necessary, if anything is to be done
at all, to submit the proposed amend
ments In the old way through the reg
ular committees.
Experience in Nebraska In past
years, and more especially in connec
tion with the railway commission
amendment Just adopted, proves al
most conclusively that our '.state con-
stltutioc can be changed only through
substantial agreement by all political
parties. In other words, no constitu
tional amendment lias a reasonable
chance of carrying that evokes any
considerable antagonism among the
people or falls to secure the endorse
ment of both of the principal parties.
To submit a proposition that runs
counter to popular sentiment to even
a small degree foredooms it to defeat.
There are, however, several points
where the constitution of Nebraska
calls for mending, on which no differ
ence of opinion exists. All are agreed
that the field of investment of the
state school fund should be widened.
All are agreed that the governor's sal
ary should be raised and the disputed
free house rent made legal. All are
agreed that the supreme court should
be enlarged and the salaries of the
judges made commensurate with the
abilities and service exacted. All are
agreed that; the railroads should be
made to pay their taxes first and go
to law about them afterward If they
want to contest them. All are agreed,
we believe, that our larger cities
should have power to make their own
These changes can and should be
brought about at once by the submis
sion of amendments by the present
legislature. The people would then
vote on them In the fall of 190S and
they would be In force and effect If
ratified from and after January, 1909.
Such procedure would save at least
two years' time over any other method
of constitutional revision now 'availa
ble, and time Is an essential and vital
element. Important work like this.
too, should not be left to the confu
sion and distraction of the last hours
of the session.
The French ministry 1ms Inaugu
rated a systematic 'campaign against
the drink habit, which has rowu to
such an extent in the last few years us
to become a national menace. Statis
tics have been presented to the govern
ment, as a result of a canvass, showing
that there has been a marked increase
in the number of cases of. insanity di
rectly traceable to indulgence in alco
holic drinks, and the reports state that
a generally deteriorating effect on the
whole people is being noted as a result
of the Increased Indulgence In the
drink habit.
The ministry has started its cam
paign by .urging the 40,000 mayors of
France to more strictly enforce the or
dinances against drunkenness, which
have been formulated by the govern
ment. These provide a fine of from 1 to
5 francs for a first offense. Imprison
ment for three days for a second of
fense. The third offense may be pun
ished by a week's Imprisonment and a
fine of from 20 to S00 francs, while a
fourth offense may be punished by six
months' imprisonment and a fine of
800 francs. The ministry announces
that If the enforcement of the new
regulations do produce the desired re
forms the number of drinking places
will be reduced and the 'sale of ab
sinthe may be prohibited.
France has ceased to be a wine
drinking nation. In the old days the
home-grown and home-made wines
were almost the only beverage . used,
but In the last few years these have
been abandoned and strictly alcoholic
drinks substituted. The result, as de
clared by the official commission which
conducted the investigation, is that
France Is rapidly becoming a nation of
drunkards. In view of the showing
made by the commission, the ministry
Is clearly abundantly Justified In adopt
ing drastic measures for reform.
rtifTORn. Statistic of the bonds and securi
ties market fall to support the conten
tion of certain railroad presidents and
managers that the attitud of the ad
ministration at Washington and In
many of the sUftes toward the rail
road companies Is Injurious to the 1 in
terests of . the small Investor who has
holdings In railway securities. These
men have insisted that "hostile", leg
(elation threatened' to so affect the
railway securities markets that rail
roads would be compelled to abandon
plans for extensions and improve
ments, and might have to adopt a gen
eral policy of retrenchment all along
the line. The New York Journal of
Commerce shows that from January 1
to February tt the railroads of the
country have authorised the Issue of
1441,771.410 In new securities and
that fS90.000.000 of these have been
offered to investors. The record
shows that nearly the entire amount of
the securities offered has been taken
on the market at prices which have)
been highly satisfactory to the rail
road companies. . The Pennsylvania
Railway company, for instance, haa
Just borrowed f60.000.000 for exten-
slons and Improvements, and Investors
fairly wrangled with each other for the
privilege of taking a part of the loan.
The bidding has been brisk for prac
tically every stable security placed (?n
the market i
The small Investors of the country,
the people with savings bank acrountp,
do not appear to be timid about mak
ing Investments In securities that am
known to be worth buying. This It
demonstrated every day In the sale of
bonds and other forms of rallwsy de
bentures. When a security falls to
find a ready purchaser a cause Invaria
bly n ay bi found other than the hos
tility of the public to corporations.
The public has had experience with se
curities in the last few years ln& has
learned to distinguish between the sta
ble and the "undigested" variety.
While the railway that has been manip
ulated from Wall street fpr the ben
efit of Interests which are under sus
picion by the public and by investors
may' have some difficulty In floating
new stock Issues or selling bonds se
cured by stock that is already heavily
overcapitalised, the public Is showing
no hesitancy In taking up any offer of
securities on which a reasonable re
turn may be expected. The capital of
tho small investor Is wise rather than
scared or timid.
Charles M. Schwab, at one time pres
ident of the Steel trust and now owner
of one of the largo steel plants In the
country, . proposes to establish a tech
nical school In which opportunity will
be given to 3,000 boys to become ex
perts In the steel manufacturing busi
ness. Mr. "Sahwab "will not found a
technical school purely as such and he
makes no pretense of playing the part
of philanthropist In taking these youth
Into his employ, but' his proposition
makes possible the highest practical
training of an army of workers In a
vocation which is one of the most lu
crative in America for skilled artisans.
Mr. Schwab declares that his principal
motive' Is one of plain business, based
on a desire to educate and train in his
factories the workmen who will finally
enable him to boast In the possession
of the most' perfect steel plant In the
world, for all grades of work. . He pro
poses to open, a technical school in con
nection With his plant In which free
Instruction will be given to the boys
Who will be placed on the payroll from
the start and their wages Increased as
they advance. Prizes, in money will be
offered for those who show the great
est advancement In different lines of
While America leads the world in
the manufacture of steel products of
the heavy grades, Germany and Eng
land are far ahead of us in the produc
tion of finer grades, In the lighter and
artistic workings of steel and Iron
products. The natural result Is that
the German steel manufacturers and
artisans reap greater profits from their
v,ork than do the Americans. Mr.
Schwab's purpose Is to enlarge this
field for American manufactures and
proposes to accomplish it by the scien
tific and practical training; of boys in
the iron and steel Industry. He knows
that work can be turned out only by
superior workmen and his plan Is to
develop a class of Bteel workers who
will supply him with "a product that
will compete with any factory In the
world. While Mr. Schwab's conten
tion that he Is actuated solely by busi
ness motives, he cannot escape the com
mendation that will go naturally to
him for furnishing an opportunity tq
turn 3,000 boys into trained and highly
skilled mechanics, artisans and metal
Senator Beverldge of Indiana is a
little late with his attempt to alarm the,
public by terrifying questions about
what the future holds in store for the
nation. In his addresses in the senate.
In magazine articles, and on the rosr
trum. Senator Beverldge Is every ready
to lift his voice in warning against pos
sible perils that may disastrously af
fect the destiny of the republic unless
vigorous precautionary measures are
adopted at once. His last question on
this subject Is "Shall none but million
aires run the government?"
The term "millionaire" evidently is
used, not as referring to a man who
merely possesses wealth, but In the
offensive sense, If It may be so called,
of referring to the men Identified with
great corporate interests that have fig-.
ured prominently in political and public
affairs. Senator Beveridge's alarm on
this subject is ueedless' The time has
passea, or rapiaiy-is passing, waen me
question he raises is vital or urgent.
The millionaire is not running the gov
ernment. It is common knowledge
that the millionaire, or the type re
ferred to by Senator Beverldge, had
been perniciously active in the past.
He has had representatives at Wash
ington and at ajl of the state capitals
and his influence has been felt in legis
lation, with a result that has not been
for the common good, but he is losing
his power. The record of the last few
years furnishes evidence of the passing
of the "millionaire" as a dominant
factor In federal and state legislation.
Even the senate of the United States
is no longer justly called "a millionaire
club." Some very active members of
the old guard still remain, but the
changes in the last few years have
brought to the body a large number
of young, active men who, like Senator
Beveridge, can not come within 90 per
cent of qualifying for membership In
the millionaire class and who have
shown a refreshing freedom from alli
ances with the great corporations. The
legislation enacted by the Fifty-ninth
congress furnishes another proof that
the "millionaires" are not running the
country. Reports of the proceedings
of the legislatures in the various states
offer further evidence that the Interests
which have been responsible for much
iniquitous legislation In the past are
now sadly watantng the scepter of
power pass from them. The "million
aires" themselves know that they are
hoi running the government, but, on
the contrary, have a pretty clearly de
fined Idea that the government Is
running them a little Just now. Sen
ator Beverldge has made the mistake
Of picturing the dangers of a prospec
tive battle after the enemy has already
sounded a retreat.
H. Clay Pierce of the Waters-Pierce
Oil company, of which Senator Bailey
was the Texas attorney, testified In
Texas that his company was not asso
ciated or affiliated with any other oil
company. Then, he admitted in Mis
souri that the Waters-Pierce company
was simply a decoy for the Standard
In states like Texas, which had armed
men out looking for the octopus. Now
Mr. Pierce is under Indictment forjjer
Jury in Texas and Senator Bailey is
risking his eyesight In trying to see
how the revelations help his case.
Terminal taxation is receiving more
serious attention In Nebraska today
than it ever did. The railroad eva
sion of city and village taxes has
reached a point where tt Is no longer
tolerable, and if the citizens of the
state are not up in open revolt It is
because they have faith that the legis
lature will give the relief demanded.
It Is only asking that the rallr6ads
pay taxes In just the same way and
on Just the same basis as other citi
zens of the state.
Railroad managers who assert that
all Improvements In their lines will be
stopped on account of the presMent's
attitude toward railways ought to say
something really severe to the Penn
sylvania Railway company, which has
Just borrowed f60, 000,000 to be ex
pended in improvement of the road
and the purchase of new jquloment.
Stirring up the FUher claim has re
leased an odor that justifies the belief
that there Is something In the matter
akin to conditions that once prevailed
In Denmark. At all events the state,
even If It does pay the foreign heirs
of Herman Goeddej will save f 10,000
on the bill presented by Captain
The petition in petticoats picked a
poor day to visit Lincoln. Had the
school ma'ams and their, charges
picked on more favorable weather they
could have had a really delightful out
ing. Lincoln is a lovely place to visit
i la the sky Is fair, but it offers little
att action on a rainy day.
,The Maine legislature has passed a
law providing a penalty for "careless
shooting ol men by hunters In mistake
for deer." I The hunter who wants to
escape the) law must mistake the man
for a cow lor some animal other than
a deer. . ...
Mr. Cleveland says he "contracted
solemnity"! while president of the
United States. The affliction does not
appear to be contagious.
Gfttlna; On to the Game. ,
Washington Star.
In investigating E. H. Harrlman the In
terstate Commerce commission-" may find
Itself confronted by trie necessity of study
ing the entire Wall street game.
A Palatal Prospect.
Chicago News.
Jim Hill Is afraid that thousands of men
will be out of employment next year. He
might set them at work loading and Un
loading coal cars to give the northwest a
chance to stock up.
Rerlnrorat f'onrtesles.
Philadelphia Press.
As so many people are now engaged In
smashing the railroads It looks as If the
railroads thought they had a right to
smash some of the people, and that's
what they're doing with their accidents.
A Weeded Reform.
Philadelphia Record. '
A goad many people will be grateful to
the Postofflce department for refusing to
forward certain varieties of picture postal
carda. If It will extend Its proscription a
little further there will be still more grati
tude. 8ome of the cards are worth hav
ing, hut a large proportion of them Imply
Imbecility on the part of the sender and
are an affront to the recipient.
Riding for a Fall,
Philadelphia Record.
President Trueidale of the Delaware,
Lackawanna & Weatern railroad said In
his annual report that "the management
la advised by Its legal representatives that
this company cannot he required to dis
possess Itself of It coal properties by the
action of congress under the guise of regu
lating commerce between the states, espe
cially as by the terms of Its charter, one
of the esrly ones granted by Pennsylvania,
it has the undoubted right to mine, pur
chase, transport and merchandise coal."
The company had better take some further
legal advice-. Whatever the charter may
empower the company to do In this state.
It will hardly project it from the operation
of an act of coniress If t mines coal In
Pennsylvania and! hauls It to market In
New Tork.
Uag Parse teeaea for 'War.
Boston iTranscrtpt
When we turn toloannon we can realise
the money cost of ar from the fact that
the 'appropriation Juit made by congress
for an experimental fourteen-inch gun Is
flS.OUO; that la. the type piece to be used
experimentally will cost that sum. A single
gua today often call tor what would have
been deemed "a handime private fortune"
In the simpler days of our land. This con
stantly Increasing niliey cost of war Is
one of the great Infli-nces that make for
peace. Only very rtc 4 nation can Indulge
in the luxury of tnafcng war. when It Is
necessary to load evejj' musket with gold
as we! aa lead. Tl- long-range purse
counts more than tbe lng-range rifle, and
It la tbe realisation of tils truth more than
reflection on tbe horrl4 effect of new In
ventions that disposes Vnllltary powers to
ponder on the poeaibllky of general dis
armament. I
rtoi no amoit nnw tork.
Ripples aa the Carre t of 1.1 fe la the
The most mensrlng development In police
snnale of New Tor Is the growth of the
Black Hand" society, or, as the ttallnns
call It. the "Mano Nara." According to
police statistics there ere In the city lo.nno
criminals from Itsly. banded together to
commit crime and shield the members from
conviction fend punishment. The Rlack
Hand 8t New Tork. like the Mafia Of
Italy. Is a secret nrgnntzntlon, which guar
antees to Its members Immunity for crime.
For this reason the authorities have born
able to secure only one conviction out of
l.ono Black Handera arrested. The head
of the newly created Ittllnn detective bu
reau adds that during January son member
of the Black Hand society were nrrtd
In New Tork City alone, but there were
only two convictions. Every one was a
genuine Black Hand cse, not a card dis
pute stabbing'' or a Jealousy row. In fact,
the ayste"m ,1s growing so rapidly that
Black Handers now have men at work In
every big city In the t'nlted States. The
authorities figure that In addition to the
10,000 Black Hand men In New Tork there
are 20,009 outside. Within the last week
no less than thirty Black Hand outrages
were perpetrated In Greater New York,
Including blackmail, stabbing, kidnaping
and murder.
The well dressed New Tork woman
slipped two opera tickets Into an envelope,
which she proceeded to address to' a girl
employed by a fashionable dressmaker. '
"That," she explained, "Is a favor that
many women with good clothes confer upon
the girls who are responsible for their fine
feathers. In bestowing It we are not ac
tuated by vanity, but by a desire to give
pleasure. After a woman has bean In the
millinery or dressmaking business for sev
eral years she ceases to take much Interest
In the public appearance of -the women
who wear her crentlons. but the younger
girls have a great desire to aee a cus
tomer fully dressed for some occasion for
which they have hurried to finish her
clothes. From long experience I can pick
out these curious, clever little artists and
whenever I wear an especially nice dress
to a place open to tbe public I send tickets
of admission to the girls who have worked
hardest- to make my costume a success."
George 8 tears, a wealthy house owner
of Bayonne, taking pity on the poverty of
Henry Nelson, a poor raftsman on the
Kill von Kull, last fall offered blm the
use of a tumbledown house on the water's
edge at 11 West First street, providing
he would spend his spare time In repairing
the place and erecting a woodshed.
- While digging in the cellar for earth
with which to bank the woodshed Nelson's
shovel struck an oaken chest, about the
else of a large cigar box, with sides very
thick and "shoulders" Of steel. .
Nelson with drlfflculty pried open the
musty lock and saw that the box was full
Of coins. Over tho top was sprinkled a
small horde of United Btates pennies grown
green since their date, 1790 and ISO. Un
derneath lay three Portuguese gold coins,
each larger than a twenty-dollar coin, and
bearing dates from 1761 to 1790. 'And at the
bottom of the chest was a large silver
medallion Inscribed "Cousin," and half a
dosen French and Spanish silver pieces
minted In 1792 to 1838.
Nelson 'hurried to Mr. Steers with his
"They're yours because you found them,"
said the generous house owner. "Take
them to a collector and find out how much
they're worth," 1
So Nelson crossed over to New Tork and
consulted Scott, a Broadway numismatist,
who offered him W.000, but Nelson Is hoping
for a better offer.
If the fad of women riding astride pro
duces any rnor such costumes as that
seen at the entrance to Central park the
other afternoon the "Johnnies" Will hare
to desert the stage doors and take to hand
ing around the bridle paths in the park.
The woman whose riding habit caught
everybody's eye came . out of a riding
academy In Seventh avenue ' and walked
across Fifty-ninth street to the beginning
pf the birdie path at that point. She wore
a cutaway ooat of gray oloth that came
down to her knees. In addition to having
the skirts of the coat cut at such an angle
In front that her trousered limbs could bs
seen with every step she took. It was
fitted to her figure as though It had been
molded onto her. Her riding breeches were
not" the wide affairs that men wear, but
were as tight as the ordinary man's
trousers. Below her knees all the covering
she wore was a pair (it tan puttees and a
pair of tan shoes. She was natty, of course,
but not at all feminine. When she dis
appeared down the bride path trafflo was
A New York woman recently applied to
a sewing machine company for a machine
to be used on trial. The agent set her
down as one who had no Intention of really
buying, so he sent her a second-hand ro
chlnefmade by another company, that they
had somehow managed te secure In trade.
"That." said he, "will be 8"Od enough
for her to do her spring sewing on, and that
Is all she wouts ltfor."
At the end of two weeks the woman
cnlled at the otfloe.
"That machine." she said, "Is a treasure.
It runs easily, and the tucking, shirring
and hemstitching are perfectly beautiful.
All the women In our building say they
never saw anything so nice. They are go
ing to sell their old machines and buy new
one like It. I am going to get a pew one,
too. There are eleven of ua who want to
buy. Since that Is quite a large order we
thought you might be able to get the ma
chines for us at a dlsoounf
The agent nearly collapsed. He tried to
Induce the woman to look with favor upon
the machines made by his own firm, but
her affections were fastened upon the sam
ple that he had so fatuously provided. So
In order to secure any commission for him
self he had to fill an order for e'.even ma
chines made by a rtval concern.
A man. who ssld he was Chartee Ayan
of IX West street was arraigned, charged
with being Intoxicated. '
"Tour honot'," he explained to Magistrate
Finn. "I had a brain storm tnir niani,
which left me in a comatose condition. This
officer la his Ignorance diagnosed ta case
as Intoxication." '
"This prisoner. In plain EJng'.isn. was
drunk," said the cop.
TP. fine him II for the bsd language he
used to the court." said the Justice. "Brain
storm I Hump!"
A Chicago merchant was dining with
some acquaintances In New Tork recently.
Among the party was another man from
the middle west who had rather a poor
opinion of the average New Yorker. "I
notice In my paper this morning." said the
Chlcagoan. "that of every fifteen hogs
born and bred in the United Btates one Is
a Mlasouriaa." 'That may be true with one
class of bogs." said the other man from
the Mississippi valley, "but of every fifteen
hogs seen on the street ears of this town
at least fourteen were born In New Tork
and bred nowhere."
Keeplasr Fp wit the Praeesato. ,
Kansas City Time.
Arter the. Nebraska legislature had passed
a bill providing for t-cent railroad fare rh
Omaha Commercial club, which . had . op
posed the 'act. switched around and t ap
proved It. It Is much better, though, for
commercial elubs to lead In these ques
tions Ibaa to tag along behind.
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Alienists experimenting upon a . womau
prisoner at Chicago- were driven out by her
husband, about whose sanity there Is no
A scientist proposes to dig In the Missis
sippi valley for' the Garden of Kden and
traces of.theNfirat famjly. ' Perhaps he'll
false Cain.
Horatio Seymour, a nephew of Governor
Horatio Seymour, died last week In Utlca,
N. T., aged 6S. He was graduated at Tale
In 1867,. and became a civil engineer of
Beginning March t. Senator Tillman has
engaged to deliver a lecture every week
day save three up to November 10. For
these lectures the senator will be paid tm
each and 'his gross earnings for the entire
period will be $43,000.
. Mrs. John A. Logan has decided to pre
sent to the state of Illinois all the war
trophies, souvenirs and mementoes re
ceived by her late husband during his lire
time, aa well aa the atalned-gtasa windows
and the twenty-two painted panels of the
memorial rocjn In her present house, where
the jcollectlon has lain hitherto.
Judge Richard A. Balllnger of Seattle,
who has been named commissioner of the
general land office and .who will assume the
duties of that place March 4, Is still on the
sunny aide of SO. though quite gray as to
mustache and hair. Energetic, but will
poised and having a conservatism born of
lengthy experience, he la the type of man
likely to accomplish things,
from general manager to president of one
of the largest railroad systems In the
United Btates within six months, will be
tho history of W. A. Garrett, now first vloe
president of the Seaboard Air Line. Since
the death of President Walter,' he has been
the active head of the Seaboard alr line,
and at the annual directors' meeting, . he
will be named as the head of the system.
Presides 'Roosevelt's Blasf ' H for
Streaaoas Sports. . . ' -Kansas
City Journal.
It was a somewhat amusing and dis
concerting coincidence . when President
Roosevelt visited Harvard university and
counseled the students to engage In the
very sports they had been urged the day
before by President Eliot to avoid. Prob
ably President Roosevelt was unaware of
the position assumed by the head of the
university, for It Is Inconceivable that he
should have exhibited the bad taste to ad
vise disobedience on the part of the stu
dents. President Eliot, as Is well known,
Is a mild and gentle college man, who ob
jects to foot ball, basket ball, hockey and
many other sports, on the ground of their
alleged brutality. He has Impressed' upon
the great institution over whloh he pre
sides that he Is opposed to rough- sports.
To have the energetic and Impulsive presi
dent of the nation come along and tell the
students to go In for all the proscribed
games was embarrassing, to 'say the least.
In spite of the general crusade against
foot ball and kindred sports there Is every
indication that they will survive during
the Coming year, although the students
themselves are trying to eliminate the
brutal features. But brutality Is not the
proper word In discussing most of the In
tercollegiate athletic contests In this ooun
try.' Rough as these contests are. It may
be said to the everlasting credit of young
Americans that the instances of Intentional
Injury of players are rare.
Among the 'possible employments of Mr.
Roosevelt after his term as president ex
pires It has been suggested that he may
become president of Harvard university.
Just what Is to be done with President
Eliot Is not stated. Interest lies In . the
fact that Mrj Roosevelt Is an ardent cham
pion of all sorts of college sports and
athletics, from glove contests to tennis,
and that unless he changes his mind any
college that he would preside over would
be "wide open" on the sport question. He I
said the other day' that ne aia not wanr
to see Harvard or any other college turn
out any "molly coddlea" We do not know
Just' what "molly coddles" are, but it Is
safe, to assume that they are physicU
weaklings. It is a safe gamble, that when
President Roosevelt takes hold of Harvard,
if he ever dqes, there won't be a "molly
coddle" within a mile of the campus. When
the rd blooded Chief executive turns his
attention to manly sports it Is high time
for the "molly coddles" to retire . to the
laele Basa Ask to Btakre a Ssort-laa-
Kveats. '
Pittsburg Dispatch.
Even the most rabid advocate of pa
ternalism must feel that It Is time to call
a halt when congress la asked to take
tl0u0uu from the treasury to pay the ex
penses of Amerloan athletes at the
Olympic games In London In 1. All that
la urged about the national character of
the enterprise and the necessity of uphold
ing the American end of the athletic busi
ness may be conceded without admitting
Ihe' propriety of putting the government
Into the sporting field. Next thing we
would know congress would be" asked lo
provide for sending an American loam to
the bridge whist tournament or the aaval
budgft would be swollen for enough to
build a cup defender against such time as
Upton makes another attempt. '
The sponsor of this Olympic game propo
sition admits that the money required can
be raised without calling upon oongresa
The thing for him to do, then. Is to
raise It. It Is taking aa undue advastage
of a helplesa nation simply because It has
an athletic president to ask It te put up
I10M.UUS for a sporting Joust.
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seem to be the plan of nature that
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and pain are positive
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Chicago News. . -
As one practical railroad man sees It, the
derailment of passenger trains canning
wrecks Is usually due to high speed. H. J.
Bliter, formerly superintendent of the Chi
sago. eV Northwestern railroad and later
general superintendent of the Rock Island -railroad,
so contended In a recent address!
before the Iowa Railway club. He argued
that the pace set by railroad officials' spe
cial trains and trains used in competing
for United States mail contracts leads to
time tables calling for faster passenger
service than the roads' equipment will
stand. Mr. - SUfer blamed government of
ftcials for demanding such high speed In
carrying the mails, the publlo for Insisting'
on fast trains, railroad officials for acced
ing to these demands and trainmen for
taking dangerous risks. But be also said: '
"On the eastern lines there are roadbeds'
which will allow elghteen-hour trains to
bo safely operated between New Tork and
One elghteek-hour train has Just had 4
bad wreck In which many passengers were
Injured. The engineer, to mak up forty
six minutes Of lost time, was running' the
train at top speed, when three sleeping
cars left the track and were thrown down
an embankment into a river. Leas) than ay
week before,' In tho Outskirts of New Tork
City, rails spread under a fast traJB, the '
oars were thrown from the track and
twenty -two passengers were killed,' a much -greater
number being Injured, That, train,
drawn by an electrto motor, was being run
fast for a speed teat.
- High speed brings out faults in rails,
trucks and bolts. Increases the danger at'
curve and fenders eolllalous mora likely
to occur. ' - The ghastly array of railroad
accidents which stands out on the records
of : American railroads suggests that -their'1
causes should be thoroughly Investigated '
by the ptibfld authorities' and remedies ap
plied In the Intereata of the traveling pub--'
Ho. Whether or not some sort of speed 1
limit Is desirable la a' matter for careful
Inquiry by railroad off! trials and lawmakers.
Caller What an Intel! Igeet looking Utile
dog! His eyes are bright as stars.
Miss Tartun So they ought to bo. Hew
a Xye terrtor. Chioajro Tribune.
Tea, this is my anceartral "home" It was '
hrre I flrt saw the light of day twenty;
years ago." '
"Why. you poor thtngrt. Tom must navy)
been blind for ten years after your btrUvl
Houston Post, .
"Hello," Dr. PUIer." the ootrntry Sjdlte
called over the telephone; "this Is Abel
"Yes, Mr. Biter,' " replied tho doctor,
"what can I do for your'
"Come over here, will roof , WW bave S
colic In our midst that Is to say. In our ,
Child's mldat." Philadelphia Preaa,
t Bs nil , t
"No ralh-oad. Wreck .today."
"Shall we got out an extra? .
"I think not- It seldom pays to be-
satlonal." Washington Herald.
Joakle-r Queer thing- about that taQ man
over there. All his Intimate friends call
him "Short.".
Poakley Ah, fust for a Jnke, 1 supsosa,
Joakley No. because - that a his Barney.
Philadelphia I Tee.
"Mr. Jlnka, yon wrote a personal letter
today during my time. That's stealing."
"Welt sir, I have worked overtime fully
aw ttmes per year for the bust twenty
"Ha! Huml That's on sine "-Pmsbnrg
Post. ...
nfptd by 'the frost.". ,
-coming up from tne trainT" .
jno. cunng
Plain. Dealer.
a perfortnanoa. Clevetand
She I saw you In the street car the other
evening. Mr. Saxby.
HoDid you? Why, I didn't see you.
She I suppose not. I was standing ub '
Somerville JouraaL ,
. "I wlsht." said Hungry Hank.' wistfully,
"dat I wus one of 6ee here rtllpeener fel
lers dat Ubea dog fer dinner." '
"Wot ferr'. Inquired Fatigued Philip.- .'
"Jes" think o' bavin a gwd dinner sicked
onter. yer every day comln' rtrtit over de
fence at yer!" Cleveland Leader.
New York Press.
This morn I heard a bluebird sing.
It seems an unimportant thing. ,
But yet a harbinger of spring .
When bluebirds sing. ,
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I-et night I heard a bullfrog eroak. ,..v..
. At first it seemed a ghastly joke
From marshy woods of pine or Oak: ' '
Is winter broke? .'
I saw a robin on the snow. '
Now. how could poor, poor robin, know''
That bitter winter had to go?
And he so slow?
I caught a groundhog on the'groiind.
"And wondered what the beast had found.
And chased his shadow, round aud round
In thought profound. " ' . t
But still I have some feara and doubts! '
There's lots of winter hereabouts; .
Miss March must have aer Ins and outs
Ere bllxsard flouts. , .,.,. ... r-
j ollies
Dst tecs
This eae, tB sax-Catlrr msW-H
lapses leaf-high fraaa, sasclaL.2S.90 ;
Sm Ui for Complete Offlee Oetflts .'
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