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The Omaha Daily Bee.
Entered t Omaha postofflce aa eeoond
class matter.
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I'allr fare and Sunday, on yanr t CM
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Saturday Bee, cne year IM
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Ially He (without Sunday), per week... .100
Evenlna; Bee (without Bunday), per week. to
Kvenln Bee (with Sunday), per week lOo
Address complaints of Irrsaularttles In de
livery to City Circulation Department
Omaha The Be Bulldln.
South Omaha City Hall Bulldlm.
Council Bluff a 10 Pearl Street.
Chlcaao-1640 tTnity Uulldlnr.
N"w Vork-UOS Home Ufa Injurant Bid.
washing-ton U Fourteenth Street.
Commnlratlons relating to newa and ed
itorial matter (hould be addressed: Omaha
Bee, Editorial Department.
Remit sy draft, express or postal order,
nvi hU f n T k a nA rnmnltlT,
ny 2-cent ituiM received In nayment of
mail account. Personal checks, except on
Omaha er eaalern exchange, not accepted. .
Stat of Nebraska, Douglas County, as;
Charles C. Roeewater. a-eneral manaaer
sworn, says that ths actual number of full
and complete copies of The Dally, Mnrnlnn,
Evening and Sunday Pes printed during ths
monm or reDruary. 19m. was as louow
1 Sl.SOO
If 11.9B0
17 S0.380
II S2.S30
1 2,00 SO
1 83,470
ti a,eao
IT 88,050
It 33.130
I S0.100
4. si.aao
( il.70
T sa.iao
1 30,480
11... tl,760
It 81370
13 340
14 ai.540
It I13M
Total 89,730
Less unsold and returned copies.
Net total 686.957
Dally average 3177
General Manager.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before me thin 1st day of March, 1KC.
Notary Publlo.
Subscribers leaving the city tern,
orarlly ahoald nar The Be
nailed t them. Address will be
ehaaged as often as reqaeeted.
Straws In the millinery shops show
which way the Easter money blows.'
Mayor Jlni will now edify the public
with a proclamation entitled "Sic 'em,
The tariff on golf balls has been re
duced. The tariff on high balls remains
This sort of weather ought to glad
den the heart of the most fastidious
Easter bonnet
The powers are sending representa
tive to Tangier to witness the tanning
of Morocco by France.
It Is again being proved In Omaha
that for excitement the next thing to a
good dog fight Is a good fight over dogs.
The price of liquid air has been in
creased to 2 cents a gallon, but the hot
variety is cheaper and more plentiful
than ever.
A Wall street stock that will expand
Instead of shrinking when water Is
poured on It would be highly popular
with the speculators.
Editor Hitchcock's paper is still
boosting for Greater Omaha in its edi
torial columns and knocking against It
in Its news columns.
Mr. Bryan and Mr. Hearst are both
supporting the democratic candidate for
mayor in Chicago and the republicans
feel greatly encouraged.
After Secretary Taft' has examined
Into affairs In Cuba he doubtless will
make a choice between cockflghting and
revolutions as a sport for the natives.
The industrial commissioner of the
Burlington seems to be at variance with
the tax commissioner of the Burlington
on the subject of Omaha as a sponge.
The United States is not ready to In
tervene in the Honduras-Nicaragua
war. The Missouri mule involved in the
controversy probably Is taking care of
The railroads are getting ready to
fight the 2-oent fare law in Missouri
and Arkansas. The Nebraska 2-cent
fare law may as well begin to get In
' While Secretary of the Interior Gar
Held Is declaring that fences must come
down most of the politicians are prepar
ing to spend the summer in building up
their fences.
The child labor law Is assured of a
place in the next edition of the Ne
braska statutes. It remains to be seen.
however, whether it will be a live one
or a dead letter.
Ilarry Thaw might deliver a solar
plexus blow to that Insanity Inquiry by
suowing that he haa taken no part In
the railway rate debate and has cot told
the president how to dig the Tanama
canal, i . ,
It Is explained that the New York so
ciety man who was arrested for driving
his automobile at twenty miles an hour
drew his punishment for retarding the
progress of the automobiles that were
following him.
John Barrett director of the Burvau
of American Republics, paid M a min
ute for the privilege of talking to a
Washington audience. It might help
soma to establish a tariff like that for
the volable guntlemen who are trylup
to condnct a government by oratory.
Py the approving signature of Oov
ernor Sheldon the bill for the municipal
taxation of railroad property within
cities, towns and villages has become
a law, and while It will not become
operative before the tax levy a year
hence, It may be assumed that this long
and stubbornly-fought contest U at an
end. It Is pouBlble, of course, that the
railroads might attempt to nulliry the
new law by appealing to the courts on
technicalities, but the chances are, in
view of their disastrous experience with
the recent railroad tax cases, that they
will accept the situation and make the
best of It
As a matter of fact the terminal tax
law as enacted goes to the extreme of
fairness toward the railroads without
deviating from the principle that the
lailroad property within the corporate
limits' of cities, towns and villages
should be assessed for local taxes on
the same basis as other property. The
law provides for assessment by the lo
cal assessor of all the tangible property
within his Jurisdiction, subject to re
view by the State Board of Assessment
and Equalisation, with the addition of
a mileage distribution of the franchise
and rolling stock values as fixed by the
state board.
There could be no question as to the
location of the tangible property and Its
subjection to taxation where It Is lo
cated, but there are various ways In
which the franchise values can be fig
ured. The franchise may be regarded
as attaching separately to the property
In each administrative subdivision. It
may be regarded as distributed over
the entire area In the same ratio as
the value of the tangible property. It
may be regarded as extending over the
entire area and attaching equally to
every mile of the rond. The first theory
is most favorable to the larger cities
and towns, the last most favorable to
the railroads and the smaller villages.
The bill as originally Introduced was
drawn on the basis of the first theory;
aa finally passed It accepted the theory
of the equal distribution of franchise
values according to mileage.
Under these circumstances, while the
people are to be particularly congratu
lated on achieving a great victory, the
railroads have no ground whatever to
complain. The law will redress a long
standing grievance and stop a serious
abuse of railroad tax shirking, but it
will not deprive any other Jurisdiction
within the state of any revenue from
railroad taxes now enjoyed, and will
without question disappoint all the dis
mal forebodings assiduously spread by
the railroad tax agents. To whom be
longs the credit for this Important re
form Is a subject that will receive
further attention in these columns.
Joseph Weldon Bailey,, senator of the
United States from Texas, admittedly
Is one of . the greatest constitutional
lawyers in the nation, a splendid de
bater and orator and one of the hardeet
working men In the national congress,
but apparently he has a faculty amount
ing almost to genius for flying off on
mental tangents that land him in ridicu
lous plights. When he first went to
congress he achieved considerable noto
riety by refusing to wear a dress suit
but time and environment weaned him
from that foolish position and his abil
ity as a debater and parliamentarian
won him the leadership of the minority
in the house, a leadership that he came
near carrying with him to the senate.
Then came the charges of his alleged
connection with the Standard Oil com
pany, resulting in a nasty investiga
tion by a committee of the Texas leg
islature, in which Bailey fairly eclipsed
Senator Tillman's record In coining new
epithets and hurling them at his op
ponents. He Is out now with an entirely
new Illustration of his strange mental
makeup. In an address to his fellow
citizens, quoted by a friendly organ, the
Fort Worth Record, Senator Bailey
I know that I can never be president of
this nation, but that Is not true because
of anything that they (his enemies) have
said or done; it Is true because of things
I have said and done. (A voice: "You
have too much confederate blood in your
veins.") Ah, that Is true, my dear Sen
ator Kellle. In my modest home over there
hang three pictures, the picture of Thomas
Jefferson, the picture of John C. Calhoun,
and the third, the lineal descendant and
successor of both, Jefferson Davis. (Wild
applause and cheers.) I know, and I know
It as well as any man who lives know It,
that no man of my generation will ever be
elected president of these I'nlted States
with a portrait of Jefferson Davis hanging
in his home. But, so help me God, my
countrymen, I would not take that por
trait down for the presidency of this na
tlon. (Wild continued applause.)
I have no sectional prejudices; I have
never found It In my heart to bate ths
soldier who wore the federal uniform; my
grandfather was a union soldier; ha fought
In the same battles with my father, who
wore ths confederate gray; we have no
sectional prejudice at our house, but we
do have sectional devotion. I do not teach
my boys that their great-grandfather was
wrong, but I do teach them that their
grandfather, who wore ths gray, ' was
eternally right (Wild applausa and cheers.)
The distinguished Texan's pride in his
father Is commendable, but It might
cause' him some difficulty to explain
la this year 1007, how the revered an
cestor was "eternally right" in his cham
ploushlp of slavery, state's rights and
all the issues that were proved wrong
by the civil war and the verdict Justl
fled by the events of the last forty
years. It Is possible, too, that the na
tlon would not elect a man to the pres
idency who has the picture of Jefferson
Davis proudly displayed on his parlor
walls, but there Is a better reason than
that why Senator Bailey can not be
elected. The country may overlook the
Jefferson Davis picture, but it will re
tain a mental Impression of a life-size
Minting of nenry Clay Pierce, Standard
Oil magnate, whose clone friendship and
',uslue relations with Senator Bailey
I are a matter of record. Senator Bailey's
presidential boom has been dona In oil.
It would appear to be time to call a
halt la this agitation about reforms
needed In the method of operating
American railroads. The Berlin corres
pondent of the New York Evening Post
has offered the back-breaking straw In
the suggestion the compartment system
for passengers on European railroads
should be adopted in this country. In
discussing the advantage of the Ger
man railway system this correspondent
Their compartment system, made for sli
people, is, to my way of thinking, better
than our American way. No one of the
six occupying a compartment can do any
thing to which any one of the other five
objects, such as raising a window or smok
ing a pipe. Printed rules are hung up In
each compartment and ths conductor, who
is a government .official, sees that they are
No strain on the Imagination Is neces
sary to frame a mental picture of what
would happen In one of those compart
ments built for six on American railways
If the occupants were a Bible agent
afraid of drafts, a cowboy who could
not ride in comfort unless his feet were
hanging out the window, a cigar sales
man trying to use up his samples, an Ir
ascible gentleman who has Just sworn
off, a dandy afraid of germs and a good.
honest old farmer who has removed bis
shoes. In place of the conductor, who
In Germany sees that the rules are
obeyed, a section of the regular army
would have to be assigned to each com
partment on an American railway to
keep the peace. The American passenger
has followed with some approval the
suggestions for the improvement of
traveling facilities on the railways, but
he'll get off when the compartment car
Is installed.
The country at large will hope (hat
the members of congress who have Just
returned from their Junket to the Pan
ama canal zone have Justification for
the enthusiastic and encouraging re
ports they are making on the progress
of the work on the great lnteroceanlc
waterway. Since the Inception of the
enterprise the army of fault-finders has
been perniciously active In calling atten
tion to defects in the canal digging sys
tem and have succeeded, in spite of offi
cial reports, in creating the Impression
that little has been done la the advance
ment of the project other than making
tremendous excavation In the federal
treasury. This impression has been
strengthened by the administration's
difficulties with its chief engineers. Wal
lace, Shonts, Stevens and other high
grade and high-priced civilian engineers
who have been placed In charge of the
work, have succumbed to the attrac
tions of better positions with private
enterprises and the personnel of the
canal management has , been changed
very frequently. With each change has
come charges of a lack of system in di
recting the real work of canal digging.
The visit of the congressional delega
tion seems to have dispelled all appre
hensions ajid quieted all misgivings as
to the real conditions on the canal gone.
Congressman Scott of Kansas declares
that the canal will be completed within
five years and other members of the
delegation are almost as enthusiastic.
All agree that the depressing reports
that have been in circulation are with
out proper foundation and that remark
able substantial progress is being made
In canal construction. All of the pre
liminary work In the way of sanitation
and the construction of accommodations
for workmen has been disposed of and
all energies are now centered to dirt
throwing. The congressmen found an
army of 36,000 men at work under san
itary conditions not surpassed in any
city of the United States, with the en
tire future work of construction blocked
out and scheduled for completion at a
cost far below the usual estimates.
Allowing a reasonable discount for
the enthusiasm of the congressional
party over the time needed for the com
pletion of the canal, the country will re
joice that tho dream of centuries, the
ambition which cost De Leseeps his life
and the French republic countless mil
lions of dollars, will find an early real
isation as the result of the expenditure
of American brains and money.
The day may .almost be counted lost
whose low descending sun does not
shine upon some table of statistics or
statement of facts that adds to the em
barrassment of the railroad managers
and high financiers who are trying to
convince the public that the crest of the
prosperity wave has passed and that
the whistles have sounded the down-
brakes signal On the heels of the latest
partial panic In Wall street stocks, with
the corporation managers' assertion that
it was due to the "hostile attitude of the
country toward railroads," comes the
announcement from ' official sources in
Wall street that record-breaking divi
dend disbursements for April will be
made this year by all classes of cor
porations industrials, steam railroads
and street railroads. The grand total
will be rso.onO.OOO, aa against $Uu,400,
000 in April last year. Steam railroads
lead the list with dividends aggregating
$36,447,0113, as compared with $30,0J18,.
780 for. the same period In 1006. Va
rious causes are assigned for this In
crease In dividends to railway stock
holders, but the New York Journal of
Commerce summarizes all causes In the
statement that "this la the natural
sequenca of the great prosperity en
Joyed by tha country."
Detailed statements of tha dividend
to be paid show that practically every
railroad in the country will participate
In the Increased disbursements to stock
holders, 'indicating that the' bettered
condition in railway circles is general
and not loraL The Union Pacific will
pay the largest dividends of any rail
road In the nation. It will disburse,
next Tuesday, f9,773,0rS to the holders
of Its common stock and 1,W1.,T5H1 to
the owners of Union Pacific preferred.
This is an increase of over $4,000,0t0
in dividends to holders of common
stock, as compared with last year's dis
bursements. The Canadian Tactile has
Increased Its dividends on common
stock by $l,2rOl000 over last year. On
the other side of the continent the
New York Central will give Its stock
holders this year f2,6W,230, as com
pared with 1,0T3,125 disbursed In divi
dends Inst April. These cltntlons are
but sample of the general Increases by
the railroads of the entire country.
In the face of snch statistics, and
with confessions by the railroad man
agers that they are unable to improve
transportation facilities rapidly enough
to properly care for the traffic offered,
the country will be a little stubborn in
Its refusal to get scared over pessimistic
reports about Its condition.
Seventeen of the eighteen members of
the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
have confessed to receiving bribes. The
other member probably has a physi
cian's certificate that he Was unable to
be present when the loot was divided.
Iowa Is inquiring nbont terminal tax
ation in Nebraska. A whole lot of
state will wake up to the fact before
long that they have been giving the
railroads special privileges in the way
of shirking municipal tax burdens.
A young brother of Count Castellnne
says he want to become an 'American
citlsen. The announcement that he is
different from Boni In every respect re
moves all objection to his coming over
and applying for naturalization.
The Philadelphia Record calls atten
tion to the fact that the states that re
turn the biggest republican majorities
have the most rural free delivery routes.
Naturally. The people of those states
do most of the reading.
Germany is threatening to divert Its
trade from the United States to Canada,
but Germany ought to know that Im
ported beer Is a little rich for the sim
ple taste of Canadians.
That New York man who fell 155 feet
and suffered nothing but a severe cold
will know enough, to put on his muffler
and ear tabs when he wants to take 1
another fall like th?.t. i
Preliminary Training;.
New York Post.
Germany's pactlctna with srtlllerv inimt
balloons high up In the air may be pre
liminary training for the approaching con
test with the disarmament cranks In Th.
Hague conference.
I Oness Aaraln.
Kansas City Timesi
Now, if President Roosevelt could
United States senator to prison merely be
cause pi personal prejudice, does anybody
suppose that Foraker and Tillman would
be going around as chipper as they are?
., Hnetllnsr for tbe Hurrahs.
1 Chicago Recnrd-Herel.1.
Foraker says he doesn't want nnv nnittirai
honors from the people of Ohio without
tneir hearty approval. He will not it
down, however, and wait for others to
work up the approval.
Misery Loves Company,
Philadelphia Ledger.
As nearly as can be ascertained, the San
Francisco supervisors received 113,500 each
In bribes, In sums ranging from $500 to
(6.000, these representing the mites Ruef
allowed them from the several corruption
funds. However, enough went this way to
pay for furnishing a capltol.
Back to First Principles.
Cleveland Plain-Dealer. i
The alluring posters that were designed
to set forth the attractions of the United
States navy will no longer hold the at
tention of the passer by. The government
has given up billboard advertising and will
hereafter use the columns of the news
papers to exploit the delights of naval life.
The lntffr Oat of Order.
Cincinnati Enquirer,
The health officers st Colon ' have been
giving Speaker Cannon soma points on par
liamentary law. Indeed, they have "ruled
him out of order." But Mr. Cannon's
cigar stm points defiantly at an angle of
forty-fiva degrees, toward the sky. and his
hat rests still gracefully on his ear. Our
"uncle" can be relied upon to pull through
on his splendid audacity.
The Railroad Boarto
New York. Tribune.
In all seriousness, "hostile legislation"
explains too much. The bogie will soon
become a laughing stock if It Is paraded
so often. No one deplores really hostile
legislation against the railroads more than
does ths Tribune, and no one haa been
prompter to condemn It. but we think the
current explanation of almost everything
under the sun has been badly overworked.
The true explanation, that money
rates the world over are unfavorable to
Increased outlay, Is one which railroads
need not be ashamed or afraid to give the
public. It is not good business to pay too
much for your money. Everybody can un
derstand that.
Slgniacaat Maalfratatlon of Cordial
Leslie's Weekly.
It Is doubtful it any other president has
ever established such cordial relations with
all the people, young and old. as President
Roosevelt. Tbe ' affectionate expressions
constantly heard not only regarding the
presldeot, but In reference to every mem
ber of bis family, are unusual and extra
ordinary. The recent illness of his yount
son, Archie, stimulated remarkable Inter
est, especially among children, everywhere,
and In every American home the White
House bulletins regarding the progress of
ths disease were watched for anxiously,
and a general song of praise was sung
when Archie Roosevelt was reported to be
"out of danger." Whatever the severest
critics of the president may say-and he
haa a number of them none can deny that
he keeps closely In touch with ths people,
and that be has their sympathy and sup.
port,, regardless of polltlral considerations,
to an extent without parallel In American
history. Realising this fact as the president
does, he must feel tbe great weight of re
sponsibility he now carries. It Is a heavier
burder than any other of the world great
est Tylers U called upon't- "Jt. ,
Despotlntn has warrant for lamentation
In the death of Constantlns Petrovitch
Pobledonostseff, exprocurator-general of
the Holy Synod of Russia. Socond only
to the csar In power and Influence he
dominated the Internal policies of Runsla
more completely than any other official of
tha government. Entering the service of
the empire In 1846 at ths age of Is his
ability and loyalty were rewarded by ad
vancement, step by step until he became
a member of the council of state In 1S72
Eight years later he was appointed pro
curator general of ths Holy Synod, a
position he held with Inflexible authority
until 1906. Probably no post In Russia
could have given Pobledonosteff greater
scope for molding"- public policies. Ths
Holy Synod Is one of the four great ex
ecutive councils of the empire. It haa
absolute control of ecclesiastical affairs,
and by reason of the close union of church
and state exercises surpassing Influence
In the government. Ths procurator-general
Is the representative of the csar in the
Holy Synod, and of the church in tha
cabinet. Pobledonostseff was legal adviser
to the metropolitan of the church and for
years past had the power of appointment of
archbishops, bishops and priests. Thus
he had complete control of the ecclesiasti
cal machinery of the empire and swayed
It as his will dictated. A man of ex
traordinary ability, a Jurist of conceded
eminence. Intense In Ms fealty to auto
cratic government, he concentrated all ths
resource of his skill and power in sup
pressing all movements of a republican
tendency. Only one faint glimmer of
liberty lights his record of tyranny. He
favored the emancipation of the serfs,
roblledonostseff pursued his policy of re
pression without dlsspmbllng. He made no
concession or compromise. Every brand of
reformer, from terrorists to constitutional
ist, looked alike to him and he struck at
and struck down each with as little
ceremony as the convlence of the Cossacks
would permit. The limit to his resistance,
as well as his power came when the
Japanese winged the Russian eagles on the
plains of Manchuria, Not the least notable
feature of Poblledonostseff's life Is that he
reached the patriarchs.! age of four score
and died a natural death.
Recent events In the Transvaal are signi
ficant and tend to show that the soul of
Paul Kroger Is marching on. The first
Parliament of the colony under the new
constitution met in the hall in Pretoria in
which the late president of the Boer re
publlo presided for so many years over the
sittings of the upper Volksraad of that
day, and the stage settings were the same.
Premier Botha, the Boer chieftain, occupied
the center of the stage, a staunch repre
sentative of the old order In tha new
setting. A singular scene waa enacted
when the matter of electing a speaker
came up. Mr. Hoffmayer took the chair
and proceeded to explain the method of
electing a speaker. He was Interrupted
with the shout, "Speak Dutch," and this
was followed by loud applause. Accord
ingly he finished his explanation m Dutch.
Oeneral Botha, nominated General Beyer
for speaker and the leader of the pro
gressive party nominated Mr. Stocken.
stroem, - whose name sufficiently Indioates
his origin. He was put forward In the hope
of dividing the ministerialists, but the.
premier's nominee was elected, and he re
turned thanks in English. Then he ad
adjnumed the house In Dutch amid cries
of "Speak English," from the opposition.
On the uppermost question before Parlia
ment, the Chinese question, there was no
confusion of tongues. With emphatic
unanimity the ministerial measures for ex
cluding Asiatics were approved at the first
session. The disposition of the Chlnest Im
ported two years ago to work la the mines
Is a matter for future action. South Afri
can whites are just as determined as Aus
tralians and Californlans in the opposition
of coolie labor. .
The school teachers of Prance, or rather
the big body of radicals among them, have
been carrying on an agitation for some
time In order to secure the right of or
ganizing themselves into a trade union. No
government, hitherto, has given them the
least encouragement in this ambition, but
they have continued to Indulge In sanguine
expectations, owing to the recent develop
ment of socialistic influences. The other
day an association of Seine school teachers
appeared at the Labor exchange In Paris,
Intending to Install themselves In ons of
the rooms that had been put at their dis
posal by the managing committee. The
prefect of the Seine gave orders that they
should not be admitted. Thereupon they
demanded an Interview with M. Clemen
ceau, who left them In no doubt aa to his
position. The trade union law of 18S4, he
said, did not apply to school teachers,
though he admitted the legitimacy of cer
tain kinds of formal association among
civil servants. The government, he added,
was preparing a bill on the subject. But
before allowing the school teachers' dele
gates to depart he again declared that It
was Impossible to permit members of their
profession to Join a political organisation
whose object was not only to upset ths
government, but to overturn the existing
social order. "Tou will not easily find a
ministry," he said, "which will consent to
hand over the government to a trade union
bureaucracy." The whole subject la likely
to be threshed out In tha Chamber before
Consul O. A. Bucklln, jr., of Glauchau re
ports that another effort la now being mads
In that district of Germany to raise wages
and shorten hours of work, concerning
which he writes:
The workers In the knitting ' machine
needle factories have been having fre
quent meetings, and have resolved to pre
sent : to their employers, through a com
mittee therefor, a demand for a nine-hour
day, a 20 per cent Increase and a 25 per
cent additional hourly wage for overtime
work. The comparatively small number of
workers originally affected has been In
creased by a considerable number of bed
and table oover workers Joining ths move
ment. This Is significant aa carrying out among
the smaller bands of wage-workers ths gen
eral movement for higher wages which
has been going on In this region for several
years. Increasing prosperity has mads the
movement generally successful, while In
creased cost of living has made It neces
sary. Strikes are now seldom resorted to,
contracts between laborers and employers
In many cases specifically providing that
disputes shall be left to arrangement by
conference or arbitration.
Some exporters claim that the Increased
wages are making It more difficult tor them
to send their goods to America. Those
goods which at the former cost of produc
tion left a meager profit when sold In ths
American market can not now be dUposed
of there, but new markets must be found
where lower tariff rates or higher prices
will enable them to realise more from ths
The sending of mors and mors textile
machinery to tbe United States for opera
tion there hss been another result of Inter
est. Almost all of the machinery exported
from this district to the United States Is
for weaving or knitting, and though not
large In amount has nevertheless a sign!-Hi-ant
bearing, considering Its rapid In
crease. In 1MM it amounted to $3,11; In
lie 6, 12,811 and In Ths export
ing from here of at least a part of this
machinery may be accounted for from ths
fact that men who have gone from her
to the United States to secure better bust.
tit mm conditions prefer the machinery to
which they bavs been accustomed.
The quaqthy of political mud In the air
of Chicago rivals the Justly celebrated
smoke smudge of the lake city.
Grover Cleveland Is striving to lead the
democratic mule from the short grsss of
government ownership Into the tall grass
of tariff revision.
The man who fathered the llck-the-edltor
bill In the Pennsylvania legislature took to
ths woods when Invited to give a practical
demonstration of Its Intent.
Seventy-five out of 113 republican mem
bers of ths Michigan legislature whose
votes have been polled favor the renomlna
tlon of President Roosevelt
The best of weather prophets must con
cede the prise for prophecy to ths Ohio
man who declares Bryan will carry every
state In the union next year. -
Bachelor maids of Fort Dodge, la., pass
up the suggestion to "sit down" on the
city authorities. Intimating that ths Job
Is one for a commission In lunaoy.
That Massachusetts man who Is 101 years
old and has voted ths democratic ticket
all his life ought to come In for some con
sideration from the Carnegie hero commis
sion. One of the graft revelations In ths Penn
sylvania state capltol Investigations is that
lacquer waa sold to ths state as gold plate
and raid for as such. This Is a specimen
of the gold brick business, of which so
much la continually heard In Pennsylvania
Kentucky Is getting aboard the water
wagon. It Is announced 'that prohibition Is
spreading over ths -famous home of tha
bourbon, human and distilled, and that out
of 11 counties nearly a hundred have taken
advantage of the local option law and gone
dry. and 'others are going tha sans Way,
and It Is predicted that In a year only the
counties containing cities will be wet
In connection with the inquiry Into the
furnishing of the palace of graft of Penn
sylvania former Governor Pennypacker
warned the inquisitors that "celerity should
be contempered with sunctatlon." Where
upon ths stunned inquisitors dug up a
resolution draw by Pennypacker and
adopted by the capltol commissioners
whereby tha huge Job was logrolled to a
favorite. . ,
Activities of Roosevelt.
Kansas City Star.
This remarkable man has probably writ
ten mors books, and better ones, than ths
average litterateur contributes In a life
time. He haa chopped up more wood and
kindling than half a doten wood sawyers
who do nothing elss In their lives. Ha has
shot more bears and broken more bronchos
than many a Rocky Mountain hunter
or western cowboy. He has written more
and longer and more essential state papers
than any two or three presidents befors
him. He haa informed himself and en
lightened the public on a greater variety
of special features of the national de
velopment than most other men have even
considered or asked questions about. He
has made more addresses and political
speeches than any man living except Mr.
Bryan, and In the Interstices of his very
busy moments hs haa earned a world's
peace prise, carried on a fairly volumi
nous correspondence, settled Industrial
strikes, "called down" federal Judges and
acted as confessor to Harrlman and
Morgan and - the others.
Rip Case for Eye) Inspectors.
St Louis Republic
President Jim Hill haa the blues again.
and insists that he sees a red light on the
flnanc h.. track. Let It be hoped that In
this instance, ha is color blind.
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Easter Sunday we can put you in order
in a very short time, and you will be as
well dressed as any man, even though
he be a custom man,
Our Suits and Overcoats of this
spring's offering are the acme of perfect
tion in style and fit
Our Hat Department has all the new
blocks and colors, in both soft and stiff
shapes. You should have a new hat for
Easter, It is here,
Our showing of High Grade Shirts
and Neckwear for Easter is the finest in
the city.
You will need a new Waistcoat,
They are here in an endless variety,
And our Children's Department is
showing everything that is new and up-to-date
for the little fellows.
Browmng, King l Co
R. 8. WILCOX, Manager.
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VICTOR WHITE COAL CO., 1635 F.rnam-Tel. Dona. 127
"Po you are going to lecture?"
"Yes," answered Senator Hurghum. "not
that I oare for the money, but It Is a pleas
ure to get away from your stony-faced
colleagues In oongrpss and face an audi
ence that really wants to hear you talk."
Washington Star.
Tha lawyrrs Trere contending that their
client was sane.
"Your Honor," said the spokesman,
"dldn t he bounce one of uaT WellT"
Then the decision of the tribunal was
awiiltrd with confidence. Philadelphia
"I believe the rarest financial course Is
a temperance one."
"Yes, but how can you follow such a
course when money Is tight 7" Baltimore
Relshaiiar saw the writing on the walL
It s only unwritten law that goes," ha
remarked airily.
Keing fully up to date, he had no fear.
New York Sun.
"Is the grass beginning to get green on
your Iswnt"
"How muchT"
"About as green ns the question you
asked." Milwaukee Sentinel.
Mendelssohn was writing his "Spring
"Hut how about the words?" objected a
"Why bother with them?" retorted the
great composer. "Everybody Is all stuffed
up with lnfluenia In spring." Washington
"Here's another battleship talked of."
"Ah! What displacement?"
"Ten million dollars." Puck.
Come!" cried the mother of the peevish
little bull pup, "you can't mend matters
by whining, can you?"
"I guess not," sniffed the little pup.
"Then," said his mother, "If not, whins
not." Philadelphia Press.
"The cards say that your destinies are
controlled by a large blonde lady."
"Humph! that's no news. It's our red
headed cook." Baltimore American.
"Hottest March I ever saw," growled ths
"Huh," snorted a veteran who had over
heard, " 'tlsn't a marker to Sherman S
march to the sea." Philadelphia Ledger.
S. B. Klser In the Record-Herald.
I never borrow trouble
Or sit around and sigh
Because our coal and taxes.
And groceries are high.
I never have to worry
If strikers stop the wheels;
My dreams are always peaceful
And I enjoy my meals.
I do not rise at sun-up,
I never have to Slav
Or prastlce self-denial.
Or look for ways to save.
I hunt for hew enjoyments
When old ones cease to please.
Obeying no man's orders,
I live a life of ease.
My dear old, fond old father
Goes tolling day by day.
Accumulating money.
And piling it away.
His brow Is deeply furrowed.
His eyes are growing dim;
His clothes are old and rusty,
But they will do for him.
Hs never tastes such dainties 1
As tempt ray appetite;
In adding to his riches
He finds his one delight.
He has no time to travel.
His weary back is bent;
He always stops to ponder
Before hs spends a cent
Why should I aver worry
Or ever have a care?
Before me there Is lying
A future that Is fair.
My dear old father's piling
Up money, rain or shins;
He cannot live forever.
Some day It will be mine.
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an Easter greeting.
Easter Spruce up.
Easter should mark a new
your wardrobe.
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