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TOE OMAHA DAILV DEE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1907.
Tin; Omaha Daily Bee.
rOLNULU UY EDWAItl) ROBE WATER.
VICTOR ROSE WATER, EDITOR.
Entered at Omaha povtofflee ss second -Cina
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
Btnta of Nebraska. Douglaa County, ss:
Charles C. Rosewater. Feneral maniucr or
Th Mee Publishing Company, beln duly
sworn, aavs that the actual number of full
and complete copies rf The Dally. Morning.
KveninR and Pundiv Ts" printed durlrg the
month of March. 19C7, wa aa follow:
1 33.030 18 KLCtO
32,810 19 a-'5'390
t 30,000 20 33,30
4 33,190 Jl a3-340
t 3a,iao ti 33390
31,970 2S 33,690
' T 31,e50 24 ZOM0
t 31,950 16 34,040
9 3140 24 33,990
10 30,400 27..., 33,350
II 33,370 21 33.790
12 31.870 29 34,130
11 33,590 30 33,880
14 33,540 II 30,650
II 33,860 '
II,. 33,820 Total 1,008,860
Lesa uno.d and returned copies. . 3,184
Net Total 899,378
Dally average 33,337
CHARLES C. ROSEWATER.
Subscribed In tr.y presence and sworn to
before me this 1st day of April, 1907. .
(Seal) M. B. HUNOATE.
, WHEN Ol'T OF TOWH.
Subscribers lea-ln the city tem
porarily should 1ibt Th) Be
luMlled to them. Address will be
changed oa often aa requested.
Mayor "Jim" would get along better
with Jhe democratic city council If he
were a republican.
Forecaster Welsh can make a hit
by removing fricasseed weather from
his dally bill of fare.
All doubt about the real arrival of
spring have been dispelled. ' "The
Balkan war cloud" has again appeared
In the cable dispatches.
.Much attention Is being given to the
discovery, of an alleged substitute for
coal Just at a time when the demand is
for a substitute for Ice.
One of the Rockefeller girls has
married a man who is worth $80,000,
000 and who is not incorporated un
der the laws of New Jersey.
Kearney insists on testing the valid
ity of the governor's veto of the nor
mal school appropriation. Wonder
who is putting up for the attorneys'
That Chicago dentist who claims to
have secured $10,000 for repairing
'.he teeth of tha ameer of Afghanistan
probably makes a specialty of crown
Andrew Carnegie declares that
"Ambassador Dryce knows more than
any other man in the world." Per
haps,' but has Mr. Bryce made a lariat
This proposition to have the ex
penses of federal elections paid by the
government may hold some promise of
better things in the way of campaign
Secretary Taft, the administration
repair man, reports that he has fixed
up the Cuban machinery so it will run
for another year, barring .m unex
The South Omaha school board has
had a perfectly peaceable meeting,' but
there Is no telling what may happen
If the injunction against electing
teachers should be lifted.
President Roosevelt will attend the
opening of the Jamestown exposition.
Omaha could wish Jamestown nothing
better than to equal the record made
on President's day at our Transmlssls
Colonel Bryan has gone all the' way
to Boston to speak on the problems of
city government. He could find plenty
of problems of city government re
quiring attention by staying right
heme in Lincoln.
Hon. Pearl Wight of New Orleans
has bcenjtendered the position of col
lector of Internal revenue. Aside from
the fact that he was not a Rgugh
Rider, Mr. Wight is Bald to "be well
qualified for the position.
Secretary Taft throws bouquets for
the good conditions prevailing In Cuba
at "Governor Magoon. Colonel Crow
der, Consul General Stelnhart and
others." These names sound remark
ably familiar upon Nebraeka ears.
"More than 200 shots were fired
and net a policeman In sight,"' says
the New York Telegram In reporting
a little ruction on the Bast Side. This
Just confirms the prevailing opinion
of the discretion f the average policeman.
THE TtttASVBT ASV THE WEST".
Secretary of the Treasury Cortelyou
has wisely decided that he will not de
termine all too fcatuies of the policy
he will follow during hi tenure of
Of"c ijntlj Via hn made a Visit to the
business centers of the west and con
ferred with the bankers ind business
men. He appreciates the Intimate
connection between the business of the
country and the business of the gov
ernment and proposes to obtain first
hand Information upon the real condi
tions In banking nd business circles,
Instead of listening only to the repre
sentations made by the financial inter
ests of Wall street.
Since entering upon his duties as
secretary of the treasury, Mr. Cortel
you has already responded to a couple
of false alarms from Wall street and
has used the equipment of the govern
ment to prevent Unaicial panics made
to order for his special benefit. By
placing tha provlilons of he new Al
drich currency bill into operation and
anticipating certain bond interest pay
ments, the secretary has released 1
good many million dollars to Wall
street under the representation that
the country wan 3ufferin from a cur
rency shortage and that government
relief was Imperative If a panic was to
be averted. Lator Investigation has
proved that the country was not scared
at all and was in little need of ad
ditional funds for the transaction of
legitimate commercial and industrial
business. Now Mr. Cortelyou an
nounces his Intention of making an
Investigation on his own account.
Western bankers and business men
will welcome Secretary Cortelyou and
will take pleasure in surprising him
with some facts about the real busi
ness and financial condition of the
country west of Jersey City. They will
show him vaultB filled with cash and
securities more than ample to "move
the crops" and provide for legitimate
needs, and that, too. in a time when
remarkable development is In progress
In all linos. Western bankers will show
the secretary that their malls are filled
dally with' letters from New York
making apparently liberal offerings of
commercial paper ' and securities at
rates of Interest higher than are be
ing exacted In the west. Most of the
western bankers Jtre passing up these
offers, preferring to hold then mor-y
for the accommodation of local pa
tron upon securities with which th?
bankers are lamlllar. The secretary
will learn that the deposits in the
western banks are larger than ever
before and that funds are available in
reasonable amounts for all local needs.
Under such circumstances, western
bankers aro showing a marked dispo
sition to allow the east to take care of
The proposed tsor of the secretary
of the treasury will be productive of
great good If it results in enabling the
Trencury department officials at Wash
ington to distinguish hereafter be
tween appeals fo financial help for
legitimate business and those for spec
OAH SHORTAGE AND COMPETITION.
An illuminating story comes from
New Orleans relating to the difficulties
of the lumbermen In the Teche dis
trict in Louisiana In securing cars to
transport their output, and the final
solution of the prohk-ni. Tho Tech
district contains the .jreatest producers
In the southern lumber district and
the lumber de&lars havi been suffer
ing from a car shortage for more than
a year. The price of lumber has ad
vanced in all markets and the dealers
of the south and southwest have seen
fortune in profits going from them
because unable to secure transporta
tion facilities. Finding appeals to the
lallroads in vain, the dealers finally de
cided to go into the transportation
builness on their own account. The
result has been a determined effort on
the part of the railway companies to
relieve the rtir shortage.
Th lumbermen f the Teche dis
trict recently raised a fund of $150,
000 to improve the Atchafalya river
for a direct water route frorr. their
district to New York, and secured as
surances of co-operation from other
lumber deitlers throughout tne south.
At a receat conference in Merophla,
the dealers took preliminary steps to
organize a water transportation line
that would run direct from Memphis
to New York, for the benefit of the en
tire lumber trade adjacent to the Mls
risalppl river and Hn tributaries. The
railroad managers did not overlook
the meetlag of the lumbermen, by
any means. Tho announcement Is now
officially made that the railroads en
tering the lumber rerlojv of the south
have agreed to spend a minimum of
$86,000,000 within the next year -In
extending tra"k and Improving ter
minal facilities in the lumber ahinping
centers, and they have given wide pub
licity to the fact that they have placed
crdors for 37 5 new locomotives and
25,000 lumber cars, contracts calling
for the delivery of this additional
equipment before October 1 of the
Thd Incident is noteworthy in view
of the agitation tor the rehabilitation
of the riwr transportation facilities
that formerly figured so conspWounly
In traffic affairs In the west and south.
With the movement far enough along
to have spurred the railroad companies
t provide relief of the car shortage
In the south. It - la hardly probable
that the shippers will be induced to
abandon their . project for Improve
ment of the inland waterways. If
mero plan for such Imp cvement hava
already proved so valuable an asset In
making transportation contracts, ac
tc.a) water competition would surely
be worth much more to them.
AS TO CES8V8 ESTIMATES.
The Bee's criticism of the Inade
quate and Inaccurate guess at Ne
braska's population made by the Cen
sus bureau has received attention from
Director North with the admission
that the estimate for Nebraska is pal
pably wrong, and this excuse, that to
correct It In the official computations
is Impossible because it , would upset
the figures for the whole United States.
That may be a good excuse, but it does
not make the census estimate of Ne
braska population any better, nor does
it square the inconsistency of tho
bureau in subtracting 73,759 from the
1890 figures for Omaha and Lincoln
and then including the same 73,759
in its computations for the whole state.
The assumption by the Census bur
eau, furthermore, that Nebraska has
been subject to the same conditions of
emigration by which Iowa suffered a
positive loss of population since the
1900 census, as shown by Its state
census, Is hardly warranted by the
facts. The most competent observers
Insist that whatever exodus of farm
ers has taken place from Nebraska to
the west and to British Columbia has
been far more than made up by the in
coming Immigration from the east and
the settlement of previously unoccu
pied public lands. Yet the census es
timate which gives the three cities of
Omaha, Lincoln and South Omaha a
population Increase since 1900 of 40,
439, credits Nebraska with an increase
of only 2,184, or a positive loss out
side of these cities of 38,000.
In view of the admission of the Cen
sus bureau that it was only guessing,
this wide-of-the-mark estimate might
not be taken seriously were it not to
be used In vnrious connections as the
basis for other statistical computa
tions. It will be used as the chief
factor in figuring out the per capita
wealth and the per capita debt and the
per capita taxes of the state. It will
be used to show the number of people
per square mile, as It was In the recent
argument about the proposed 2-cent
fare law, and it will be used to deter
mine the rate of growth from year to
year. If the population estimate Is
notoriously wrong all of theEe deriva
tive figures will be misleading.
If it is worth while for the Census
bureau to correct the return of the
1890 census for Omaha and Lincoln in
order to get a more accurate ratio for
Its estimates, itought to be worth
while making the same correction for
the purpose of getting closer to tho
fncls In Its estimates of Nebraska pop
ulation. illvsobt vrrx doors.
American manufacturers and trade
expansion enthusiasts are finding the
once much heralded open doors in th3
orient Illusory. The speeches on the
subject of our far eastern commerce
and our capture of the trade of Asia
published In tho Congressional Record
and delivered from the hustings In po
litical campaigns would make volumes
enough to fill.a Carnegie library. ThJ
country has been regaled with statis
tics showing th 3 needo of the Chinese
and picturing"' the profits of American
producers wh'n this nation should bo
furnishing the 400,000,000 Inhabitants
of tho Flowery Kingdom with all their
cotton goods, flour, shoes and other
necessities. The outlook was pleasingly
alluring, but is apparently BtllP re
mote. Government statisticians ar
hesitatingly admitting the fact that
our trade with the Asiatic countries
has nover come up to expectations.
Latest returns relating to American
foreign commerce show that the
United States hi8 made an increase
In only the one item, of raw and man
ufactured cotton, the demand for this
commodity beltK constantly Increas
ing. In other lines, China and Japan
have both almost ceased to be cus
tomers of America except on a small
scale and In lines the industrious Jap
anese have not yet mastered. The Pa
cific ronet lumbermen, for instance, re
port no demand frcm China for lum
ber this year, wh;rais they Lent 120,
000,000 feet of Oregon pine to Chlnew
markets last ear. ' The explanaMon is
that Japan has begun a tystematlc de
velopment of the lumber producing in
dustry In Manchuria and la supplying
China's needs from that source. Japan
bought almost as much American lum
ber as China latt year, while this year
Us purchases have been nominal. The
Japanese have also turned their at
tention to the cultivation of wheat in
Manchuria, and Indications are that
In a few years they will supply much
of both the Japanese and Chinese de
mands for flour, instead of importing
that product from the United States.
Dlsappolnmant in oriental export
trade will not be felt particularly so
long as pre tent condition in the home
market obtain. It Is, after all, on the
foundation of tho home market that
the industrial greatness cf the United
States must be built and as long as
our own people continue prosperous
and able to expand their consumption,
the half-open door in the far east will
be a minor factor In keeping tho
Wall street financiers have another
grievance against the 1 people. They
have been investigating the cause for
the withdrawals of deposits from sav
ings banks and find that most of the
money is being taken out by people
who are buying their own homes, In
stead of Investing it in the securities
that are on the market at burlu
price. 8n&h misconduct on the part
of the people is of course reprehensi
ble, from the Wall street viewpoint,
but the rest of the country is not complaining.
The standing offer of a retiring al
lowance for Chancellor Andrews from
the Carnegie foundation may be ex
pected to stimulate renewal of the
gloomy talk about plutocratic Influ
ences In the State university, which,
however, would turn to Joy on the part
of the Chancellor's enemies If the al
lowance were sufficient to Induce him
to retire. But Chancellor Andrews
has a reputation for being not of the
People are complaining to the State
Railroad, commission because the rail
roads continue to charge the old 3
cent rate on through business, not
withstanding the Nebraska 2-cent fare
law. To an outside observer it would
seem that the complaints should be
directed to the Interstate Commerce
commission and based on the ground
of undue discrimination.
It is announced that the next con
gress will be asked to make provisions
for the Improvement of the regular
Infantry of tha army. This must mean
that the cavalry, the navy, the marine
corps, the engineer corps and the sig
nal service can not think of anything
more they want. The infantry boasts
being always the first In fighting and
tho last In receiving favors.
The state school fund has Invested
$50,000 of Nebraska money in North
Carolina bonds, supposed to be paya
ble In two years. It Is a safe guess
that when the two years are up In
stead of prompt redemption North
Carolina will be around with some
kind of a funding scheme designed to
enable It to hold on to the money for
twenty or thirty years longer.
Everyone will rejoice that the Ne
braska railroads now making finan
cial reports to the State Board of As
sessment show Increased receipts and
increased net earnings, because it
shows that the railroads doing busi
ness in this state continue to get their
share of the increased prosperity, not
withstanding, that they have been com
pelled to pay up their back taxes.
Secretary Root now declares that
there was never any danger of a war
between Japan and the Unitad States.
Possibly not, but he will not deny that
there was danger that the naval ap
propriation bill would have been
trimmed a few millions if the war talk
had not been encouraged at the psych
Senator Beverldge does not agree
with Ambassador Bryce on the proper
method of dealing with colonial pos
sessions, but Mr. Bryce shows no dis
position to carry the matter to a Joint
debate either In the magazines or on
the Chautauqua circuit.
JTow Wntrh the Army Move.
St. Louta Republic.
Four hundred army .cooks have Just been
graduated. Uncle Cam believes In good
living for jood soldiers.
A Democratic Innovation.
St. Loula Globe-Democrat.
In one respect the democratic party la
not na alow as It tiaed to be. Tt claims
distinguished republicans now before they
Trot IHm Ont.
Nobody seems to have conaldered It worth
while to suggest that David B. Hill ought
to nominate either Bryan or Roosevelt next
Affinity of Rarthqunkea,
New York Tribune.
In the remarkable succession of widely
distributed earthquakes reported last week
an excuse can be found for suspecting that
disturbances of that kincf are more Inti
mately related to one another than has yet
been proved to be the case.
Problems Liberty Drnuxht Vm.
St. Ijouls Republic
Ambassador James Bryce, speaking In
Philadelphia, says that If the'ITnlted Ftatea
had remained a British colony it would
not be called upon to solve many of the
serious problems which confront It to
day. Perhaps not and the cause of liberty
In thla world would have been more than
100 years behind what It is todav.
Hlerh l.lvlnqr nnrt Kicking;.
New York World.
The bureau of labor, after careful in
vestigation, has reached the conclusion that
wholesale prices, estimated on the basis of
263 commodities, reached a higher level in
1H06 than at any other time during a period
of seventeen years. Every housewife who
keeps an expense account will endorse the
findings of the bureau of labor, thereby
demonstrating the accuracy of government
HlKh Prleed Legislators.
If Pennsylvania makes the legislative sal
ary $3,000 per term of two years and one
regular session It will create an upward
movement In the legislative rate that can
not fail to have its influence in other
states. Three thousand dollars a member
is an extravagant price to pay for some of
the legislatures we have had nt ilarrla
burg. It is not too much to pay for a
legislature whose ability and Integrity
match its responsibilities and opportunity.
The people will not begrudge the Increased
pay U It Improves correspondingly the av
erage character and capacity of the legis
lature. Tricks of Food Manafaetarera.
The secretary of agriculture notes that
makers of food preparations are using the
government labels as guarantee and are
seeking trade on the basis ot a govsrn
The labels place the responsibility where it
belongs on the maker of the article. Yet,
ment responsibility that does not exist.
In advertisements, the food makers strive
to make It appear that the government la
looking after their special articles, so that
tha consumer may eat drink and be merry,
so to speak, under the conviction that some
public official has been watching the food
"from the field to you." Incidentally, this
Is a lesson in paternalism not desirable,
as well as an illustration of business
methods aa little to b couimendeii.
ARMY 00SIP 114 WAsmiOTO.
Curreut - Rmli Gleaned from the
Army anal Navy Regclster,
Some new work la planned with the mili
tary balloons this oummer. Army officers
are Impressed with the report which come
froii) West Prussia tliU week and which
describe attacks made upon free and cap
tive balloons In an effort to ascertain at
what range and under what conditions they
may be brought down. The Information la
aa yet somewhat meager, but It appears
that In the attacks made on three balloons
two of them were disabled, shrapnel being
used. It Is proposed by the army signal
officers to have a similar test of this sort
during the coming summer In the west, pos
sibly at Omaha, where has been established
a signal corps depot and which Is the head
quarters of the army balloon trnln. Ex
tensive tents are contemplated In which
connection It Is proposed to take advantage
of the experience gained abroad by Lieu
tenant Frank P. Lahm, Sixth ravalry, who
will shortly complete his course of Instruc
tion at the cavalry school at Bnumttr,
France. He Is expected In this country In
October to take part In a balloon competi
tion here and will then repair to Fort
Iavenworth or Omaha and engage In the
development of military ballooning. In which
subject he naturally takes a great Interest
and in which work he achieved distinction
abroad, where here Is very tittle known
concerning the ability of the balloon to de
feat attack of vnrious sorts. It Is pretty
well agreed that a rifle bnll will not ma
terially Impede the progress of a balloon
and there has also been more or less ques
tion to what extent other forms of Are
will place a balloon out of commission.
There are those who entertain the view
that the importance of military ballooning
has been vastly exaggerated and they felt
that such a test as has been held In West
Prussia and the one contemplated at
Omaha during the' coming summer will do
much to place the balloon exactly where It
Army regulations will be changed In the
matter of providing continuous service pay
so as to he In accord with the decision
made this week by the comptroller. A cese
presented by the paymaster general of the
army for a ruling had to do with an en
listed man, who, since August 1, 1894, served
a full enlistment of three years, was honor
ably discharged on expiration thereof, re
enllsted within three months from date of
such discharge, was again honorably dis
charged after serving two years of such
second enlistment making his continuous
service exactly Ave years and re-entered
the service after an Interval of more than
three months from the date of the second
discharge. It has been decided that upon
such re-entry, tha third enlistment, the
soldier is entitled to receive pay as of the
fifth year of continuous service, which for
a private Is $1 per month. It Is held that
re-enlistment pay under the law Is earned
when a soldier, has fulfilled the three con
ditions of honorable discharge, re-en!lt-ment
within the specified time, and con
tinuous service for the period of five years.
Nothing Is llkclv to come of the ex
periment which has been going on at Fort
Pllev. Kan., for a year In the matter of
punishment Imposed by summary court
proceedings. It was suggested that It
mle-ht he well to make this punishment
hard labor simply, Instead of confinement
with hard labor. There Is nothing Illegal
to such a plan, but there were those who
doubted Its practicability. The experiment
which has been tried has been without
much result, according to the reports which
have reached the War department from
Fort Riley. There does not seem to be
anything to Justify a change in the regu
lations In order to adopt the nystom of
hard labor without confinement as a form
of punishment. It was thought that by
this means It would be possible to relieve
the guard houses of prisoners who would
still be required to perform hard labor, hut
tha trial of the new Idea does not seem to
have met with the success prophesied by
Leading Infantry officers of the army
have been asked to contribute their views
and the opinions of their associates, so far
as obtainable, In regard to the reorganiza
tion and enlargement of the Infantry arm.
This is a step toward the unity of action
in obtaining at the next session of congress
some legislation which shall be of benetlt
to the infantry- There are those who can
see that the Initial step to this end would
be the creation of the office of chief of
Infantry, believing that there will come
from it such advantages as are attributable
In some quarters to the chief of artillery
for that branch of the service. It Is In
teresting to know te scope of the Inquiry
and the character of the views solicited.
These are given In the following questions
contained In a circular which is being sent
to prominent officers of the infantry arm:
1. Shall we ask to have established tho
office of "chief of Infantry?"
2. Shall the incumbent be n member of
the general staff ex-ofticio?
3. What shall be his rank and what his
4. Shall the Incumbent hold his office per
manently or by detail for a term of years?
6. How shall he be selected and ap
pointed? 6. What other or further recommendations
have you to make on this subject?
It is worthy of remark that there Is by
no means unanimity of opinion regarding
the necessity of a chief of Infantry There
are those of conservative view, in Wash
ington at least, who entertain the theory
that no real advantage can come from such
PKRSONAL AND OTHERWISE!.
Speaker Cannon says he will "let poll
tics go by the board this summer" and
will act nurse to his two grandchildren
who live at Danville, 111.
During last year automobiles killed
twenty-eight persons In New York, while
vehicles drawn by horses killed seventy
six. The advantage in numbers Is not with
President and Mrs. Roosevelt go driv
ing every Sunday afternoon, the weather
permitting, and always visit Georgetown,
the quaint suburban town, proud of Us
hlBtory and its fine old colonial mansions.
The hot end of tha Jamestown show Is
appropriately named the Warpath. Should
any modern Pocahontas stray beyond the
peaceful bounds of the reservation it is
assumed the Smiths won't do a thing to
The Arkanaas embezzler of 2,300 of ex
press money hit tho pike In Bt. Louis and
readily dixposed of his pile in ten days.
After-theater dinners for three at $60 a
throw proved him to be a hot bird on the
wing. His present fare costs about IS
cents a day.
Frank Stelnhart, American consul gen
eral In Cuba, has been in the service of
the Army and State departments for
twenty-five years. He speaks four lan
guages and has been nicknamed "the con
sul of all nations," because of his ability
to help the people ot other nationalities
besides his own.
Somo of the ininter applications of tha
federal regulation law provokes laughter
at tha expense of railroad men. A civil
engineer in Pittsburg complained to the
Interstate Commerce commission that a
conductor on the Pittsburg & lake Erie
road pliu-ked sixty-eight miles frcm his
mileage book for ride from Pittsburg
to Youngstown, claiming that the distance
was only sixty-four miles. The railroad
men declared the Pittsburger was lit for
membership in the Ananias club. How
ever, they surveyed ths road and found
that tha Plttsbu ger was right. Herce
forth slxtj-Xuur miles goes on ail tickets.
B dmm f wiar
rJatfo from grapes Cream of Tar
tar? absolutely frco from alum
Strongest, purest, most economical
and healthful of leavening agents
Carefully guard your food from alum.
ERYAJt'S NEW PLATFORM.
Mayor Da hi man I see Clearer on De
New York Tribune.
According to the Hon. James C. Fahl
man, Nebraska's representative on the
democratic national committee, Mr. Bryan
Is going to run for president next year
on a greatly simplified platform. Mr. Dahl
man Is an Intimate friend of Mr. Hryan,
and apparently talks by the card when he
describes tho simplifications which are to
be effected in current democratic doc
trine. It seems to have occurred to the
editor of the Commoner that he Is carry
ing excess political baggage. When he
returned from Europe last August he
found the democratic party in an unex
pectedly receptive mood, and under the
spell of an expansive welcome he under
took to outline the terms under which
he would accept and exercise party leader
ship. The program he submitted was both
minute and comprehensive. But though
the party had committed itself In advance
to all his policies it began at once to
criticise details In his summary; and lead
ers like Senators Rayner, Daniel and Hat
ley and Representative John Sharp
Williams promptly said that if nominated
he must be nominated on a platform which
ignored his fundamental issue of govern
ment ownership and operation of the rail
roads. Mr. Bryan has shown Blgns for some
months past of tiring of the government
ownership proposition. He has repeatedly
explained that he aims only at "ultimate"
ownership and that he will be satisfied
with a "gradual" taking over of the In
strumentalities of Interstate commerce. In
his Brooklyn speech last week he forgot
to talk about the railroad Issue, and
dragged the referendum to the fore as
the Bheet anchor of democratic faith and
the vital test of democratic safety ' and
sanity. That masterly retreat from the
Chickahomlny to the James seems to have
been promptly Interpreted by Mr. Bryan's
horns friends, for Mr. Dahlman now as
sures us that government ownership and
operation of the railroads will not trouble
the dreams of the resolutions committee
In the next democratic national conven
tion. It Is an "ultimate" solution; let It
be "ultimate" still. The free coinage of
silver at twice its market value is also
an "ultimate" Ideal. It will be left for
some twenty-first century convention to
deal with. "Antl-:mperlalipm" as an Ii-sup
is neither ultimate, penultimate nor ante
penultimate. It Is a burled memory; let
It stay burled. But what Is left to fill the
void? Why, the tariff, of course. "Tariff
reform will be a strong feature," says
Mr. Dahlman. But so as not to Interfere
with cornplete harmony, the plank "will be
moderately worded." Like Bottom's roar,
It will not terrify the nerves of the most
sensitive who hear it. As side Issues the
democracy will present "civil service re
form, cessation In armament, the election
of United States senators by direct vote
and a strong foreign policy."
Mr. Dahlman seems to have edited the
Madison Square garden deliverance with a
LIKES TO A LAl'GR.
"I heard Mr. Beoaly, the stock broker,
pay you such a tine compliment the other
day, Mr. I,ambkin," said the innocent gill.
'Yes. He said you were a good thin.
And he spoke as if he really meant It."
Mrs. Crosswav I Tow many lodges does
your husband belong to?
Mrs. Kawler Only one, I think, but It
meets six nights In the week. Philadelphia
'You say your husband goes to the ball
game for exercise?"
Yes, answerea young mrs. loiiins,
vocal exercise." Washington Star.
"I thoueht vau told ma Mlsa Screamer
"So I dirt.'
"Hut I have heard her at social gnther
t t - i . r , ... ... "
"I said she can't sing; I never said she
doesn't." Baltimore American.
"Pi" as Id little Willie. ' ttie goose has
a bigger bill than any other bird, hasn't It?"
"Well, iny son, replied pa, woo naa just
' Wise to
You ghould not be miserly. Ariel you should not be wasteful.
It's a ln to be wasteful of your money or your Unio. If you want
the most for your money when you buy a Piano then you must
urely buy it of the Hospe house ,
In so doing you give yourself the double advantage of saving
money and getting a better Piano for that money than you could tot
elsewhere. Nowhere in the whole I'nlted States is there a store
carrying the magnificent line of PiunoB that we carry, comprising the
best make In the market today.
It Is such a comfort in trading with us to know that you are
not paying more than others. Our one-prlce-no-commlHslon lan
is a saver of money and time, and insures you that your money la
Just as good' as anyone elses.
WE HAVK OV -0 TO $100 OX A PIAXO.
Western distributers for the Kranich & iUuh at $373, the Kra
kauer at $350, the Kimball at $200. the Hash & Lane at $473, the
Hallet tt Davis at $3lM, the Krt-ll at $:iU3, the CaMr-NHnon at i-75,
the Wwr Hroa. at $20, tho KenMlngtoa at fpxa, the Crmiw-r at
TEX UOLLAHH HKXlrS O.NK HOMK.
A. HOSPE CO.
received a statement for his latest suit of
clothes, "I gunce the tailor's goose has."
"Pnt, tire you in favor of this movement
for world pence?" y
"Sure, eor, if we have to lick all creation
to git it." Washington Herald.
Patron What Is this "mollyooddle soup"
you have on the bill of fare?
Walter It's a sort of a weak noodle,
sail. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Mr. Ferguson That's the new girl singing
In tha kitchen. Is it? She's a regular
Mrs. Ferguson Yes, except that she can't
cook. Chicago Tribune.
THE ni.IZ7.AHD OX THE PLAINS.
At noon 'tis all sunshine, so clear Is tha
The sun's rays are burning direct from on
The winds now have blown from the south
land for days.
Barometers fall to their cistern relays.
The hot, weary hcrsea are dragging a stage.
Sweltering along 'mid the greaaewood and
O, for a relief from the dust and the heat.
The Journey must know no delay nor de
feat. Beyond lit the distance the mountains ap
pear, Buttes that soem ten are fifty miles In tha
The skin's sense of pressure portends a
Tho' no signs appear yet to presaaga
The stage carries the mail nigh to Jack
son s hole,
Ona Ion ks for a draw or lee side of soma
The driver knows well that his shelter de
pends. Some natural restraint to the loosened
See! the sky to the north begins to unfold
A meeouge so ominous, a signal behold,
A gust of cold air and a few Makes of
A blizzard Is on us apace now we know.
Notice the horses, how their senses do telL
For they understand things cf nature full
Twitching with fright not to tha drlver'a'
They know gainst the storm Is to struggle
No sheltering hand, o'er you, nothing but
The winds and the furies are off In a race;
A snow fast and tine as to dazzle the mind,
The landscape is changing to nothing in
The wliuls howl in unger, the snow cuts
with teeth fine,
Suffocation seems on.iy a matter of time.
Full breath cant be taken, direction Mi
The mlml most enthroned In oblivion toet.
What phantoms are these that spring up
and an und
To add to the cold, to benumb and con
found. I'nhitch the horses, He down by their sides,
Let the Ftiow drift and cover all att It
The morrow may find you alive on tha
Or tho snow a glistening pall to J1 hnll.
Dr. George Wilkinson.
" or ciacki in the skin am
often very painful and
hard to heal, extending
to deep skin tiuue and
frequently leading to dan
tfl. Whether merely local
ot in. connection with dii
ease, tuch sj eczema, etc,
they should have utmost
it itself an excellent emollient. Ths lathef is
oothinc (oftMiing and healing, while the Pond's
Extract, being antiicptic, prevent blood pouoa
and ulceration. U obstinate, wrap in a cleaa
cloth to protect from germ in the air. Cleans
often with Pond's Extract Soap. Its whiteness
indifslr its purity.
From Your Druggitl
Armour & Company
Sola UcesMsa from PoniTs Extract Company
1513 Douglas Street
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