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TI1E OMAHA DAILY HEE: "WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1007.
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before me this lat day of April, 1907.
M. B. HUNUATE,
WIIEJ OIT OF TOWH.
nbartbera leavlnff be rlty tem
porarily ahaajld havev The Be
nailed to them. Addreaa.wlU be
chaaged aa often aa rcqneeted.
Mark Twain has purchased a farm in
Connecticut That man simply can not
help doing funny things.
Recent patrons of the stock market
are Immune from the president's criti
cism of swollen fortunes.
The statement by General Bates that
"Cuba needs & boss" sounds like a re
flection upon Governor Magoon.
Judge Alton B. Parker's selection for
the democratic presidential nomination
Is Wood row Wilson. That's all.
The London Spectator says a man can
now go around the world In forty days
providing he has the price. .
Mr. Harrlman's announcement that ba
"will give more attention to the public"
may only serve to put the public on Its
The statement that Chinamen will not
be allowed on the Panama canal may be
Just a bid to attract workmen from Cal
ifornia. Colonel Goethals took hold of the Pan
ama canal construction on April 1 and
announces that he does not consider It
any Joke. s
The Indiana railroad managers have
rescinded their vote to cut off excursion
rates. The Indiana legislature must
Mayor Jim Isn't back-tracking on his
dog order. lie has simply changed
front and msde a slight advance. "Every
little bit helps."
Prospect of .Uncle Sam Interfering In
tne Nicaragua-Honduras row Is not as
bright as it might be If we had not al
ready seleted our canal route.
"The negro battalions are all full,"
says ft War department report In that
case they can hardly be expected to be
have any better than they do.
It Is something of a reversal of form
to have the railroad employes instead of
the railroad managers declaring that
they have nothing to arbitrate.
Omaha's third Country club starts
with a list of membership that Insures
Its success. These organizations are an
excellent evidence of the growth of the
social life of the city.
Towser and Tlge have two more days
of grace, but after that, unless Dr.
Miller's appeal to the court should pre
vent they will have to wear their muz
zles when they appear in public.
Irish organlzatloqs are still protest
lag against the 4-arlcatured stage Irish
man. Speaker Cannon should take notice
that one very considerable portion of
the population Js refusing to stand pat.
The Atlanta Journnl says' that "signs
point to Taft as the republican nominee
In 1008." It Is up to Messrs. Fairbanks,
Cortelyou, Shaw, Root, Cummins, For
aker, et al. to declare that they do not
believe In signs.
That Tennessee uprising for ft third
term for President Roosevelt might
have more weight at the White ITouse
If Tennessee did cot hav ft habit of
having her electoral rote counted tn the
Former Senator Burton's contention
that President Roosevelt can send ft
United States senator to Jail because of
ft personal prejudice rather loses Its
forcrt In view of the fact tha Senator
Joraker Is still at liberty.
TVt TURK A TCA'fD RAILWAY STRIKE. I
Arbitration is seldom wholly satis-I
factory, ss It depends nitturally npon I
concessions by tth parties to a dispute,
jet the entire country will hope earn-
estly that this method, or something
equally as effective, will be employed
as a means of averting the threatened
strike of railway employes on all the the United States. American capital
lines west of Chicago. Newa from Chi- will seek Investment and activity In de
cago, where the representatives of the veloplng the rich resources of those re
employers and employes are In confer- glons and much trouble will be averted
ence aided by the advice of Chairman If that time finds a stable federation
Knapp of the Interstate Commerce com-
mission and Charles I Xelll. lnbor com-
mlMloner of the United States. Is most
encouraging. The complete understand-
lng of the risks which both parties to
the dispute Invite by standing too long
for their apeclflc demands has had a
.nh.rin. offeet. and indications that an
.., .nm kind will be reached
are most encouraging.
Without reference to the merits of
th ,ntrover.v the emnlovers and em-
-i . Kts a rtnttr tn the COlintrv
In the settlement of the dispute between
t,t A .trtlio at thla time would en- '
- i.. th- r,orf nf not onlv
1UI.C juiviiroo vi ' J'" I
rw....! tn the dlsnnte.
ii oiuiiiru n vy - '
h,,f r,rftKar,iv ton times that number
- AnAm- nnon as
tivity In the transportation business of
.v. mtrr A .trive would do more to
check prosperity than all the croaklngs
of prophet of financial evil who have
of, late been working overtime. With question. He is a man or strong convic
every merchant In the great west look- tlon, one of the most eloquent speakers
ing for goods from the east and every
shipper clamoring for cars to move his
nroducta to the eastern markets, a strike
.r.ronrt nrmtiona on the
lUBl TT V ' H 1 I. 1' J" " I
less than a national calamity.
1 1 a at I'liinnffA trAiiui nai iiiiiiuiiie
. . . i
voluntary arnitrotion ia a pnmivir u
Intelligent unionism and a plan that ap-
peals to the public. The Erdman act,
adopted by congress- nine years ago, of
fers a 'solution of the problem of pro
viding the machinery for arbitration In
euch cases as that now pending. The
railroad emploves have already made
certain concesslonrj and the railway
managers have yielded In some respect.
. i., onnoiii.
ir tms epirn oi '" -
ation can not be en Urged to cover all
.... .h nt h-
public, which would be the greatest suf- with the Falernian wine of imperial am- proved very exasperating since the open
V " .JLm B,,f. hltlnn. the reckless crew of the ship of ng of the session, and hi fellow mem-
rerer in ch . a l J
flclent Inducement to both parties to
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tne coiiLruvi-rny tu nuumx. w" "
cneea to an arbitration board for final
tni-H w " " . . I
ndlustment Reason. self-Interest and the
of peace and form potent arguments
THE WORLD'S BREAKFAST.
An Interesting renort ' comes from
Birmingham, England, to the effect that
the Canadian bacon supply has been cut
off, owing to the Increased demand for
home consumption, and that England is
now dependent almost entirely upon the
United States for Its choice English
breakfast bacon. Ireland and Denmark
are the only European countries that
export hogs and bacon, and the supply
from these sources ia very limited. This
leaves upon America the pleasant and
profitable duty of seeing that the world
does not miss Its breakfast
The latest available statistics from
.a an. . l. A - m a ..t.teHHA na VkA
me uepanment o Br.,u1tu.r.
fiscal year wuo, snow n u.
Btarea expo. T"'"'
cured bacon, valued at $25,428,961; 20.-
AW pounas or cureu mui.e. a.u M
addition America exported 44,400 live
hogs, valued at $416,092
Like seasickness, one subject brings
up another, and the thought of all that
bacon, turning crisp and savory In the
pan, naturally arouses curiosity as to
where the foreigners get their eggs.
They have hens, of course, but their
" - ' . .
tput is unequal to the .demand .nrj
America In 1005 exported 2,457,844
dozen of more or less fresh eggs, valued
at $543,380. All of which furnlBhes con
elusive proof that the American hog and
the American hen are the world's great
est manufacturers of breakfast food.
THK CENTRAL AMKRihAH war.
Amerclans have been accustomed to
look upon Central American revolutions
and French duels as Innocent pastimes
that seldom resulted In anything more
serious than good-natured stories used
1 KA.M...n..AM All anilMI In dllll
seasons, put tne central Amerunu r
now In progress is assuming a more
serious aspect. Some real blood has
been shed, and while the trouble was
originally limited to Honduras and Nl-
caragua. Indications are that Salvador,
Guatemala and Costa Rico are prepar-
Ing to take chips and muke it a rive-
Complications are ad-
ded by the fact that there are two fac-
Hons the ins and the outs in each -of
the fiv republics, and the Insurgents
in each country are simply waiting to
see which way the tide of battle turns
before throwlug their strength to the
The crux of the situation lies In the
ambition of President Zelaya of Nlear-
agua to form a union of the Central
American republics and estawisn one
stable government to replace the trou-
ble-breeding principalities that are Just
big and Important enough to support
separate governments. Naturally, Zel- oversight of this danger. The enforce
aya Is unpopular among his fellow rul- ment of the muzzle order would mean
ers and an effort Is being made to unite
them against him. The United States
and Mexico have both declared they
will do nothing toward Intervention un-
til all the parties to the war are ready
for It The decision Is ft wise one and
all this country can do Is to occupy the thirsty rabbits. Better an occasional ioa,te of subordinates or to deny any re
position of ft disinterested spectator and case of Imaginary rabies than ft crazed aponaibility whatever, Has caused vapid
sllow th. miniature republic, to fight suburban population scouring the conn- JL
lt out " try every night looking for missing chil- . th. fountain head of authority.
The natural hope, however, Is that
Central American union may result from
the conflict, t'nder existing conditions
Ontral America Is farther away than
Asia, so far as American trsae is con-
cerned, but with the completion of the
Panama canal and the development or
Atlantic and Pacific coast traffic, the
Central American states will be nelgh-
bors and. It Is hoped, good patrons of
among the Central American repuDiica.
Otherwise the United States would be
put to constant trouble and expense In
protecting American Interests in those
states and would be forced to take aides
In the revolutions and uprising which
In the past have arpenrea to oe ureu
and meat for the fiery Ontral Amer-
leans. "War Is always deplorable, dui
,,le United Rtates will conceal its grief
ir the present Central American ruction
opens the way for the establishment of
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iwiier xuvri umrui nuu i
for the countries Involved.
: CHARLEY TOWKES SUBBBTOHk.
Uon. Charles A. Towne is going to
. a iij
the Philippines for a residence or sev-
eral years, aa attorney and representa-
tlve of certain financial Interests that
have large investments In the Island,
The announcement la significant in view
of Towe'i record on the Philippine
m tne nation, ana nappies wn ,u
very forefront of an oratorical battle,
He contributed moro energy and words
to the cause of
silver than any
n mn iriih the nossihle
uiuci vina " -y
exception of Mr. Bryan, and mourned
mil tha nnrnaa after th rest, or tne TU-
...v. - -
nerai parry nna ai80Bn.ii..
served Minnesota and New York in
congress, and was ft United State Ben-
ator once Just long enough to make a
sneech in defense of the sabred ratio.
When the ailver iRsue waa removed,
I - . . . mm .a a a. I
Towne transferred nis arrections to u.e
cause of anti-imperialism and, great aa
hl devotion to free silver waa. it looitea
like mere nunnv love when compared to
T,.t fnr nntt Imnerlallsm From
his passion for anti-impenojism. rrom
manv a rostrum he told how. "drunk
.t.t- . hendinr toward the rocks" and
state Is heading toward tne tocks, ana
all that kind of stuff that used to pass
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current In the days when neroerr
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v eisn, tounney u.geiow Buu i.
winalow used to nave dav-rngnts anu
nightmares over tne prospect or tne es
tablishment or a monarcny at usuiu
ton. The tears that Towne has shed
over Agulnaldo's wrongs, If properly
stored and conserved, would have been
ample to furnish that delectable cut
throat with the course of baths he so
long needed. But It is all over now.
Towne has surrendered. The anti-lm
periallst ghost Is downed.
"LET D0OS DSLIOBT."
The fatal weakness with alienists Is
the limited viewpoint The expert spe
cialist who decides that a certain, rem
edy will cure certain Ills at once be
comes stubborn and Insists upon the
administration of his prescription, ap
parently without thought or care of
greater ills that may follow the eradlca-
Uon of ,egger Thlg 8ynjptom of
nttrrowea vlewp0nt Is standing out like
a boll on the nose In the muzzle order
f wr Ue or
.. h oaao tt,f -.111
lu " v.., -
jured up, in which he sees staid citizens
or nign sraaorng tn ine commumt,
cnasing mrougn rne streets irouimg at
the mouth and throwing fits at the sight
or water. iTue, ir; . weir xaircueu
ana some or me greatest .uieuii-tu uuuus
of the country contend that hydrophobia
is not caused by dog bites; these men
better and proposes to save the people,
even If they do not care to be saved.
Accepting, Just for the sake of argn-
ment, that Mayor Jim knows as much
as he thinks he knows about dogs and
muzzles and what is good for the peo
ple, the enforcement of his order for
the muzzUng ot Tray, Blanche and
Sweetheart would. In the opinion of
many who know a little about the phll-
0sophy and economy of dogs, open the
wy for a train of evils that would
cause greater loss and suffering than
I Ilia ... 1,m.a In V,a ammMv-lnA mind
me mayor loses signi or me vaiue or
the dog aa a protector of man and prop-
erty. He may think that the pioneer
days have passed and that Ufa and limb
are secure in our more or less effete
city civilization, but he is deluding him
self. Surrounded by faithful follow
j era, with policemen within call and al-
ways armed with his trusty rope, the
mayor enjoys a feeling of security that
is unknown to the residents of the less
thickly settled sections of the city, who
rely upon dogs for protection against
dangers that threaten them, night and
day. The habits of the man-eating rab-
bit, that lurks in the grass and hiding
places In the suburbs, making inroads
Ion the barnyard and poultry pens as
hunger prompts, carrying off live stock
and, wnen aroused, giving cnaiienging
defiance and battle to man, are too well
known to be recited here, and nothing
I but amazement results from the mayor's
I that the residents or these suburbs
would have to appeal for police protec-
tlon for their children on tneir way to
and from school and entail a heavy ex-
pen se upon th. resident, by hiring
guards to stay the ravages of the blood-
a I dren that have fallen prey to rabbits,
I the dreaded beasts of prey that hav. no
fear except In the presence of wntnut
Ttie second evil, which the mayor ap
parently overlooks, Is the solution of
the flea-problem. The flea I no respecter
of persona and lovee a fight a well aa a
rabbit does. The real hungry flea will
attack a human being, but It loses en
thusiasm and energy when Its efforta
are not opposed. The dog Is Its meat,
the canine anatomical construction being
such that the dog crn contest every Inch
of the battle ground, this advantage
being denied to man, by reason of his
hnndicap of clothes. As a result, the
flea will leave the plumpest and fattest
man In existence to tackle a lean dog, so
that it may fight as It eats. The mua
eled dog would be flat, atale and un
profitable eating to the flea, owing to
his Inability to put np the fight that
serves as sauce to the fleas appetite
With dog meat eliminated from the bill
or rare, tne nea would nauirauy seieci
the human being aa the best substitute.
Tl.l. I. V,A r.tn.,.A n,1 ,.larnn nnln.
ion of the only alienist expert who haa
ever thought Of the subject and Mayor
Jim ana me umnnn pumic may accept
. . . .
nis contentions as nosoiuteiy correct.
n. iu is m.-n-tore cipuny umwn
If the mayor prefers fleas In certainty
to hydrophobia in prospect, he la we!
come to his privilege of gratifying hi.
choice and taste, but the rest of the
community will reserve the right to pro
Treasurer Brian's report for March
shows a very comfortable condition of
the state's funds. It also shows where
tne deposits are kept, me interesting
feature is that almost a. million and a
half of the permanent. school fund Is in-
state warrants which will
soon be discharged and lenve theprincl
Pi open to reinvestment, unuer me
constitutional Hmitatioh this will be
rather difficult The necessity for the
amendment suggested by I he nee,
wnicn win anow tne atate treasurer to
4 n 1? A Oftranta eri nf nnnrtff ti n 1 H net tittr
closed to the school fund, is becoming
The clash between Messrs. Walsh and
Cone Is not surprising. Mr. Cone has
be" have borne witH him with much
patience. It la characteristic of bis tac-
.i ,!,. nnilsl r. tv.lch tl. ,
v i! v V i.
the neoDle of Nebraska who have
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be able to Judge between these two
fairly on their merits.
The McKlnley club's annual election
of new officers calls attention to the
fact that this organization has pros
pered In a way that has exceeded the
expectations of its most sanguine foun
ders. The club now finds itself not
only an active factor In the politics of
the city and state, but with a neat bal
ance In Its treasury and an interest
among its membership that means Its
continued success.- ;
The fatal accident on the street car
line at South Omaha. Is a painful re
minder that transportation by trolley
has not been perfected entirely as yet.
The public must share with the company
In the responsibility for the wreck,
which seems to have been due more to
the crowding of the car at the "rush
hour" than to any other cause.
The Nebraska state senate Is stand
i in othr wavs. and now seems ready to
tQp off u, work by preventJng ,xtrava-
. . , rf bUc
monev. Its nosltion will be heartily en
dorged by the who have to f0(lt
Hon. Charles A. Towne has gone to
the Philippines to engage in business. It
1 for Towne tnat he , tne
jaBj 0f the Insurgents to surrender, as
nft refused to return to the reservation
or several months after Agulnaldo had
burled his tomahawk and began draw
Thnrndav has been tentatively sua-
-.e8ted as the day for final adjournment
or the legislature. Unlesa the body
breaks the record again, it Is quite likely
that Thursday at the capital will last
pretty well over Into Saturday,
Ruef of Ban Francisco must retrard It as
one of tha waated opportunities of Ufa that
ha did not locate In Pennsylvania and get
a capltol contract.
Modara Wisdom and Words.
New York World
Oklahoma's newly drawn constitution la
a document ot a hundred thousand words.
And yet the fathera of tha republic man
sd to write a sood deal ot oonstitu
tlonal wisdom that endures Into one-twen
tleth of that lenfth
Courtesies (or ho "Dear Pakllo."
Tha western railroads have created
tiew office, whoee holder is to ba known ty
tha name of "tha general public." It la to
ba tha duty of ttrta new official to travel
over tha lines of his company to see how
nf ,"flarlnf ab,tract',on, tha poor.' dear
puhiic, la coming into its own by suddenly
makinc Itaeif a very decided factor in
attuatlon where It has hitherto been coa
I Responsibility tor Railroad Aeeldeats
liaUiuva polls News.
Tha lndlotment for manslaughter of tta
tnr,i aurairlTiteiwlent and one of tha vice
preil6nU ot u,. New Tora Central railroad
may mark tha besinnin of a new era m the
way holding- hii railroad offloera
.hm dUDO,tton & officer to make scape-
B the prosent ca Us todloUaeots have
J struck vary nea. , . , .t. . r . M
A MOIIMKUT OF OR AFT.
EtVaorlaary Lent la Frtlilat
The Inveatlsatlon conducted by a state
comm teuton into tha chariree of fraud and
theft In the cost of "furnishing" the new
capltol of Pennsylvania haa progressed fr
enoush to give a clear Idea of the mag
nitude of th "ir!r.d!e perpe'-rsted on the
state. Tha testimony adduced showa fraud
In materials, fraud In measurements and
collusion between contractors and the state
As originally planned, tha capltol building
waa completed for the sum of 14,000.000, tha
price limit fixed by the leglalature. Tha
capltol building commission then ceased to
exist. A permanent pctmmlttee, known aa
the capltol building And grounds commit
tee, consisting of sthe governor, attorney
general and atata treasurer, took hold and
proceeded to finish tha building. There
waa 111.000,(100 of Idle money In the treas
ury. What better uaa could It be put to
than that of decorating and furnishing the
building In a manner befitting the wealth
and Importance of tha atate. "There la
nothing too good for Pennsylvania," ex
claimed the governor. Elaborate plans were
made for furnishings of all kinds and bida
Invited. Tha i-ommlttee adopted a reaolti
I tlon ta hulk the inn. Bidders wore not
j aware of tha tuilng. Consequently acoree
lof contractors who submitted blda on parte
of tha work did not dlaoover the game
until their bids were thrown out and tha
contract awarded to John H. Sanderson,
who submitted the only bid for all tha work.
(Sanderson's contract was an entraor
dlnary one tn many particulars. For In
stance. It called for payment for the "mon
umental art bronse", electroliers at so much
per pound, and for mahogany furniture at
so much per cublo foot.
Pennsylvania a capltol has In conse
quence, an Immense number of the most
mammoth bronze pendent and standing:
electric candelabra In tha world paid for
by the pound. And It has algantlo chairs,
tables, desks, and rostea paid for by tha
cublo foot. There are In the capltol tall
clothes poles standing on wide baaea which
being: worth perhapa 160, measure up $400,
There are tall-bock chairs to which this
method gives a value six times too great
There are empty telephone booths which
coet the state $3,000 apiece enouirh to buy
house such as thousands of Pennsyl
vanlans would think good enough for a
The work waa done by sub-contractors.
not by John H. Sanderson. The aub-eon-tractora
were not paid by the pound or tho
foot They were paid on a business baala.
They made a good profit
The commission's experta have ahown
that while Sanderson paid $20,000 for a cer
tain group of furnishings ha was enabled.
through the unique system of "per foot"
and "per - pound" measurements and
weights, to charge tha atate I15B.S69.90. It
was shown, too, that painting and decorat
ing 13,283 feet of walls and ceilings coat
the atate 789.7J.1. while it ahould have
coat only $164.47X68.
Other exposmes of tha manner in which
Sanderson piled up profits on tha oapltol
Job until they reached millions ot dollars
were brought to light by tho Inveatlgators.
One of these was tha fact that rostrums
for tha senate and house caucus rooms,
which were supposed -to have been built
of mahogany, were really mada of putty,
painted and veneered so as to resemble
nahogany. This, of course, resulted In a
big profit A sub-contractor built tha ros
trums and charged Sanderson $2,000, while
the state's bill was $38,144, and he got the
Sanderson received for painting and dec
orating certain walls $78,47tl. What It
coat him to have It done Is not yet In evi
dence, but tbs fact Is In that a decorating
firm of tha highest clana had offered to do
It for tl$4.47S.M.
Sanderson was paid for many thousand
feet of parquetry flooring $1.2?tt a foot
Frits & Larue, who did the work, got 40
cents a foot
There Is a "mahogany" rostrum in the
senate cauous room, another In the house
caucus room. They are monstrously big
they were paid for on the "per foot" plan,
and it Is only natural that they should be
monstrously big. Containing about 5,000
feet of "mahogany," Sanderson received
for them from the atate $90,748.80. Ha paid
tha Arm Of A. Wilt Bon $2,060 to make
them and put them in place.
The gilded capitals of pilasters in the
lower corridors, beautiful to tha eye, are.
It haa been discovered, of plaster of parts.
A considerable amount of "bronse" orna
ment la painted composition. Some of tha
leather" covered chalra are really panta-
The oairftol ia lighted electrically by t(00
bronxe chandeliers, brackets and standards.
For these $2,2o8,65.9 was paid Sanderson.
Some single fixtures coat $20,000 each. They
were charged and paid for by tha pound.
Sanderson had agreed .to make them for
$4-88 per pound. ' Blnc it Is manifestly un
fair to art to put It on so sordid and ma
terial a basis, Mr. Sanderson adjusted tha
wrong by loading his chandeliers, making
them not only enormous In else, but solid
It waa further developed that ths "mer
curial gold finish" required by tha contract
bad been omitted a saving Of to per cent
A aubcontractor testified that ha aet up
a bootblack stand In tha aanata lavatory
and charged the Sanderson company $125
for tha work and materials. The books
In the atata audltor'a office show that tha
atata paid tha company $1,619 for tha stand.
The same wltneas swore that ba fur
nished the desks for the senate chamber
for ltX each and those for the house of
representatives for from $70 to $75 each. The
state paid tha 8anderaon company $2(4.60
for every senate desk and $285.7$ apiece for
tha house desks.
Tha mahogany case In tha senate barber
shop waa purohaaed by tha Sanderson com
pany for $25 and the state paid the com
puny $3,256.80 for 1U For certain other fur
nishings and work a bill for $6,145 waa ren
dered the company by the subcontractor.
The records show the price paid by tha
state was $ ,2,44.40. These are only ex
amples ot the wholesale robbery that waa
carried on. In round numbers, tha building
coat $4,000,000, tha furnishings $3,000,000, and
Sanderson's profits are eetlmated at
Employers' Liability Law.
Judges of the lower United States courts
continue to divide on the question, whether
the federal employer.' liability law I. con-
tltutlccial or not At tha moment the line
up stands thre to two In favor of consti
tutionality. .Judge Emory Bpeer of Georgia
Joins an Arkansas district Judge and an
other on tli Paolflo coast In favor ot the I
law', validity, while Judge. Evans of Louis-.
vllle and MoCall ot Memphis mo far stand
alone on tha other side. By virtue of hav
ing the last word tha United States su
preme court will determine who la right
and who Is wrong among these and other
Judges who may yet ba hoard from on the
Question. Evidently tho law haa operated
quickly In giving rise to numerous
poshed la tho Baeksre.sS.
' Minneapolis Journal.
Mr. Bryan now declares that In his optn
Ion government ownerohlp la tho "ultimate
solution of tho railroad ptwblem. By Insert
ing ultimate, Mr. Bryan would have it un
deratood that he la willing to postpone tha
conslderatlua cX t&is cucstics U bis S
ond term. , .
ners in cooking may work with it
successfully. It makes home baking
easy, and makes nicer, better food
than the baker's. Nothing can be
substituted for It in making, quickly
and perfectly, delicate hot biscuit,
hot breads, muffins, cake and pastry.
' miOB BAKING POWDIR CO CNIOAQ .
COMMERCIALISM AT THE BAR.
Pennsylvania Jndste I ment
Tendencies of the Profession.
The recent statute, providing that the
county shall pay the attorneys for ths de
fense In homicide cases when the defend
ants are unable to employ counsel elicited
from Judge Newcomb of Scranton soma
Just and wholesome reflections on the com
mercialising tendencies which are affecting
tha bar and Its honorable repute. "This
grittultoue service," aatd the Judge, refer
ring to the former practice, "forms ths
lawyer's proudest claim to distinction. It
is tha profession of his chivalrous devotion
to a great and honorable profession, hav
ing for its object the administration of
equal and Impartial Justice." The ancient
theory that the member of the bar Is the
friend of the court and of Justice seems to
be losing ground. The lawyer Is a privi
leged member of tha community, and In I
theory ha owes something to the com
munity. The physician as a rule accepts
his responsibilities by giving gratuitous
service In hospital, dlspensarya,nd to the
poor, and It has always been the notion
that tha lawyer was at the disposal of
tha oourt as tha defender of the defense
less when a life was at stake. It may be
questioned whether In urging the new law
and In getting tha occasional fee in such
cases ths bar has not taken a mistaken
"mess of commercial pottage," to us tha
Hereafter only bachelors will be eligible
for enlistment In the stste constabulary
In Pennsylvania, and all who become bene
dicts will be honorably discharged.
P. K. Toon, the first student who has
aver coma to Harvard from, Cores, has
Juat registered at tha university. He haa
lived for soma time In Hawaii and speaka
K"llsh with scarcely any hesitation. In
h.j native country ha has been a missionary
Adlal E. Stevenson, one of tha two living
vice presidents, puts In most of his time
traveling about tha country, visiting rela
tives, whose name Is legion, particularly
In the south. He stays but little at his
comfortable but unpretentious home in
Colonel Hugh Scott who has been mora
successful than any man In the army In
capturing savage chiefs, both in this
country and the Philippines, owes part of
his prowess to his remarkable understand
ing of tha sign language aa used by tha
North American Indiana.
The Tennessee legislature has sdopted a
resolution refusing tha request of Oregon
to allow the aehe. of Captain Meriwether
Lewis, tha famoua explorer, to be taken
to that atate for Interment. Captain
Lewla IS burled in Lewis county, Tennes
see, where tha state haa erected a monu
ment to his memory.
m,. ,thlAH rrim reaper haa ga-thered In
James Henry Smith, a New Torker worth
$60 000 000. who waa on his honeymoon trip
In 'tha vicinity ot Toklo. In middle life,
juat married for tha first time, a charming
bride, quartered in hie own seagoing yacht
and .ailing around th. world at a cfort
abl. paca-everythlng a mortal might crave
to Insure happiness a content. Tt tne
cruel reaper mounted the bridge and seat
ed cerement, of woe in the -ton of
pleasure as readily a. to the homea of toll.
Tht millionaire's untimely finish lends
. .f the sajrebruan
soma force to w u'--'" -, .
nklVwnnhftr. "OO It
whlle you're young;
when you're old you can't."
sss"""", ""T!T!!r!rT"r! ""
Good Clothing Must Always Conv
mnA a Gnod Price and Cheapness
iTTTTUfC Rnth nf
WU" Our Spring : Overcoat in Fancy Grays
with its Box Effect is the seasons best Achieve
Browning, King & Co
' B. 8. WILCOX, Manoger.
Spring Announcement 1907 Guckert.
W ars now displaying a most
CompleU llns ot forslgn novsltles lor -
spring sua summ.r wr.
VAr early inspection Is invited
.. i win afford an opportunity
tnooslng from s Urge number of ex
We Import In "Single suit
length," and ft suit cannot be dupil
cated. An order placed now may be de
livered at your convenience.
b so perfect in its make, so
simple in use, that begin
BRIGHT ASD BREEZY.
'Rxnlrmlnn of a oarso of
Tired Thomas, wbo had picked up a dla
"There. exclatrmWl his traveling oompa
Ion. "always told you that stuff waa da
gerous." Philadelphia Ledger.
ire that Easter hat of yours is s regular ,
She I know It Is, dear, but think how
stylish it Is! Detroit Free Press.
"You know 'a loving word can medicine
most ills.' " '
"No, It can't."
"Why not?" .
"Because loving words do not usually (
happen to be drugs In the market." Bal
timore American. ;
"Well. I finally summed tip the courss
to speak lb her father last night I tell
you, It waa a great relief."
"Gee! What did he sayT" '
, "Oh, you misunderstood ma. Ha wasm
tn." Washington Herald.
, "Father " said the small boy, "what Is
"A scientist my son. Is a man who calls i
ordinary things by such long name, that
you can't recognise them." Chicago, Record-Herald.
With our foreman at home shot three ,
tlmea, a printer in the Blountvllle Jafl half
Shot another In tha office not worth ahoc-t-ng.
Th Comet la Issued under great dlf
icultles this week. Tennessee Comet
. "Colonel Allgore seems to ba taking1 quite
a shine to the rich widow ot a plokle man
"No; she's taking a shine to him. He tola
me the other day, with a wry face, that she
waa hia sour mash." Chicago Tribune.
leigh, "that at the fancy ball I would out
quite a figure aa Hercules?" - ...
"I don t aoumv answer mm
aunt, dryly, "but I hardly think you would
be considered good form." Baltimore
American. . . . .. ,., - . ,, .,.-
The way to get on. satd ths kaislaasa c.
man, "is to conduct, your operations on sv
cash basis." M . ,
"Not in politics," answered Senator Sor
ghum. "Promises are Just as effectual as
caeh and not nearly eo dangerous. Wash
lngton Star. '
SPRING POET'S APOLOGY.
8. W. Olllllan In Baltimore American. ' -Yea,
I understand the stigma that attaolies
Who" benehtoPBcribbIe veraes at the rialo ,
of the sap: ...
There's a universal pity for tha poor, de
mented thing . , , -
Who indues his inspirations to the glory M
The're'.'apadded oil awaitln' every im
becile who tells , . K.
Of the life that comes a-creepln o er tne)
hills and through the del Is; -
But I almply have to do It all my .elf-coa-
ForTt's'iprmg-lt s spring. I tell you. an
I feel it comln' on!
Who could help it If particle of music's;
All' the V?hts and sounds of nature, blen
In one harmonious whole. .... .
Sing an anthem to the spirit, till It's wafted
Ana onS "wouldn't give a nickel for
The're'ablrdsndt'reams a-warbte and
a-laughln' all the while, . .
And the cunnln' little crocu.ea ara lookin
The". Itoo lata to stop It, for my caae
It'.''th.0UW,?rns,Mn7.prlng. I tell you, an4'
I feel It comln' on!
All the haiy
landscape', dreamln' like SV
waitlni till old mother nature grvaa.aw
other gentle shake; , v
Hope and courage shine In every winter-
AndWtneywhlUow2 dTma tinga of gold that
Fearodf'Joldk,.nd.owen.v. van.ahed from',
Ande cfa'oT.r' VrrTera. insltcnt
(NeVe'r'rndrv'a-got It written, snd th.
ForTve'got'toViT. spring poem, whet I
feel It comln,' on.)
Alone is no Recommendation It
is the Style that Distinguishes our
:,,; nr4 Ovr2rcoats"that and the
Materials and Tailoring.
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