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chanced aa eftea as reqaeated.
It la to be hoped Lincoln will have
better luck with Its grand Jury than
Omaha has had with its grand juries.
Just as a matter of reciprocity, the
weather will soon be roasting the peo
ple who have been roasting the
"Obey no law," says Count Tolstoi.
t That Is a little surprising, coming from
a man who is not the head of any cor
poration. "Put your furs in cold storage,"
says a fashion note. Certainly, unless
you need the money that might be
raised on them.
A number of changes are planned
by the new Vaudeville trust. One of
them will probably be to charge $1 for
a 50-cent ticket.
Governor Magoon declares It would
be impossible to get 12,000 Cubans
for a standing army. Not If he will
give them all titles.
Salt Lake's street car conductors
have walked out and the patrons of
the road are walking out, too, or taking
their meals downtown.
J The London Sketch says the Brit
isher Is a poor leader of cotillions.
Even the Britisher occasionally has
something said In his favor.
;. Alfred Austin's assertion that Amer
ica is without a poet is evidently due
to a lack of knowledge of our geogra
phy. Indiana is in America.
Colonel Bryan has been eating a
dollar dinner down in New Jersey.
When he 1b at home in Nebraska he
no longer feels himself confined to that
Pennsylvania grand Jurors appear to
be the only persons in the country who
have not beard about the frauds per
petrated in the - construction of the
ntw state rapltol.
The fossilized tooth of a hippopota
mus has been found near Council
Bluffs. More likely it Is the tooth of
'a tiger which has never been driven
out of Council Bluffs.
A little less horse play by the demo
cratic members of the council might
help the wheels move faster in the city
hall. Why not give Mayor "Jim" a
monopoly on broncho busting?
It is said Secretary Taft's mother
wo.nta Secretary Hoot nominated for
jrealdent. She bids fair to enjoy the
distinction of being the original and
possibly the only Root boomer.
Physicians now insist that many
diseases are due to the fact that the
lungs are turned black by coal smoke
and dust. People cannot be too care
ful about sending their lungs to the
IMItor Watterson has predicted the
i lection of Governor Hughes of New
York to the presidency. The governor
riig'it feel more elated over It if he
Ur.ew lens about the result of Editor
Wcttersna's former political forecasts.
Idlest reports from San Francisco
i Hecate that while Mayor Schmttx de
vA 'h knowing anything about boodl!n
nd Dever enjoyed any graft benefits,
ha M willing to turn state'e evidence
end testify against his pals to secure
hie rolcae-?. ,
satiosai. axostatfh right.
Senator Beverldge of Indiana Is ap
parently much concerned and alarmed
over his discovery that the nation Is
threatened with a "recrudescence of
Calhounlsm" and that the next great
Issue to be settled at the elections will
be based on the doctrine of state's
i rights. The eloquent Indlanan can Bee
j nothing In the recent enactments by
state legislatures on the question of
! railway and corporation regulation
i and control but a concerted effort to
interfere with the functions of the na
tional government. He contends that
particularly all the ills from which
the people are Buffering are national
Ills and can be cured only by the ap
plication of a national remedy. In hla
Grant memorial address at Qalcna the
What affect one of ua affects all of us.
Moat of the evils that develop among us
are common evils, to be reached only by a
common remedy. Scarcely any evil Is con
fined exclusively to one state.
The cheering assurance Is given by
the senator that no one proposes to
wipe out state lines "or destroy local
self-government," but he Insists that
all corporations should be authorized
by the federal government and that
their operations should not be Inter
fered with "by forty-seven other gov
ernments." Senator Beverldge clearly
makes the error of confounding Cal
hounlsm with the problems that are
pressing for consideration today. By
constitutional right ewh of our states
is free to try experiments in legisla
tion, however radical, without result
ing danger to the country, should the
legislation prove to be futile. The
states, In spite of Senator Beverldge's
advice, will probably continue to ex
ercise control over corporations oper
ating within their borders, assess them
for taxes and punish them for law vio
lations. The people and the courts. It
Is true, are admlttlrg the necessity of
a wider scope of federal control In the
management of corporations, railway
and otherwise, engaged In Interstate
commerce. No one doubts that the
federal authority In that direction will
be considerably enlarged, but the Bev
erldge plan to substitute federal Juris
diction for local control to the extent
of obliterating state government Is apt
to meet with obstructions.
In making return for the Milwaukee
road the tax commissioner of that
company very properly calls attention
to an unfair discrimination which has
been practiced by previous state boards
in fixing the assessment of railroads
operating in Nebraska over leased
lines only. The Milwaukee road has
been assessed and taxed on its rolling
stock, mileage and trackage privileges
in Nebraska, all of the same being in
Douglas county, while other railroads
likewise running their trains over
leased lines or by contracts for joint
operation with other companies have
escaped listing altogether.
The point which the Milwaukee tax
commissioner endeavors to make is that
the trackage rights of hla company
should be assessed up to the Union
Pacific and that Its rolling stock
should not be chargeable, except to its
own main line. While his protest
against discrimination will be recog
nized as Just the suggestion that the
discrimination be removed by giving
tjie Milwaukee road similar tax ex
emption to that enjoyed by other roads
on their leased line mileage will hardly
The correct way to remove the dis
crimination complained of is to con
tinue the assessment of the Milwaukee
road as It is, subject of course to re
adjustment aa to amount, and to list
other roads for all leased line mileage
and trackage privileges on which they
have heretofore evaded taxation. The
plea that they should all be exempted
cannot possibly be accepted, otherwise
any Nebraska road by selling its roll
ing stock to an outside company and
making trackage agreements could get
out from under the larger part of its
taxes, thus unloading corresponding
tax burdens onto the individual owners
of taxable property in -this state. We
take it, however, that the state board,
aa its membership is at present made
up, can see through the specious-arguments
of the railroad tax commission
ers as well as do other people.
WKKCH BANUN AMERICA ME4T-
The decision of the customs admin
istration (of France to reject the new
form of meat certificates under the
American pure food law and to insist
upon a certificate of microscopic in
spection must not be construed as
even a suspicion on the part of the
French authorities that there Is any
thing unwholesome in the American
meat supply. It is JUBt another move
in a diplomatic game in progress be
tween the two countries since the
United States made a tariff agreement
with Germany by which certain Ger
man products, including champAgne
and sparkling wines, are to be ad
mitted into the United States at a
lower rate of duty than is charged
against similar French products.
France has already placed a prohibi
tive tariff against Porto Rican coffee
and threatens a general tariff war
against the United States, unless con
cessions are made equivalent to those
extended to Germany.
As explained by Secretary Wilson,
the microscopic examination of meats
In this country has been abolished be
cause it cost more than $5,000,000 a
year more than double the value of
our meat exports to France In 1906
and was found to serve no good pur
pose. So the action of France barring
American meat will work no hardship
except In obstrurtlag further develop
ment of a trade in that line which does
not now amount to murh. Thus far
the French have placed tielr maxi
mum tariff rates in operation against
American products of which they im
port only small quantities, but the dis
position clearly Is to Inaugurate a gen
eral tariff war unless they are placed
on an equality with Germany.
Congress has failed to act upon
pending reciprocity treaties with both
France and Germany and Secretary of
State Root has taken the position that
the government has the right, under
the Dingley law, to grant special priv
ileges In exchange for privileges
granted to us, and that these priv
ileges need not be granted to any
other nation. This leaves France the
option of seeking an Interchange of
concessions, regardless of our tariff
modus Vivendi with Germany, or start
ing a tariff war. Secretary Root's de
cision places a broad definition on the
meaning of reciprocity and will prob
ably force action upon trade treaties
negotiated under the DWngley bill, but
which have so far failed of ratification
by the senate.
FEDERAL BAMC DEPOSITS.
Wall street bankers have discovered
another source of grievance against
the west. The Aldrlch bill, passed by
the last congress, provided for the de
posit of customs receipts in national
banks that had been designated as
government depositories, without the
necessity of going through the Treas
ury department at Washington, as had
been the practicte under the old law.
A clause in the bill, however, provided
that In making deposits of federal
funds in national banks the secretary
of the treasury "shall distribute the
deposits herein provided for, as far
as practicable, equitably between the
different states and sections." Under
that clause western banks are asking
their share of the deposits of federal
funds and Wall street is voicing its
The New York Journal of Commerce,
echoing this Wall street sentiment,
The nominal "placing" of the money In
distant sections In order to give locl In
stitutions an opportunity of using the funds
in the devolopmcnt of the country Is a
mere farce. The money has no effect on
the community In which the small bank
la located, and the only result of the pro
cess Is to earn for the western bank an
Interest rate which It has done nothing
to deserve. It might be replied that the
same Is true where the deposit Is directly
made with an eastern Institution since
the bank In that case Is In exactly the
same situation as to the uso of the money,
except that It pays w Interest to ltt cor
respondent. The reply would be, on the
surface of things, correct, but it should
be borne In mind that In making deposits
with New York Institutions the depart
ment, at least sends the funds to the finan
cial center of the country from which In
the first Instance the greater bulk of the
withdrawals through taxation were made,
and In which the use of the deposits is
most directly called for.
The government now has on deposit
with the national banks about $175,
000,000. The money draws no inter
est, but is secured by the deposit of
federal bonds or other accepted securi
ties. It has been the custom for years
for the Treasury department to deposit
these funds with the eastern banks, to
relieve the currency stringency, to pro
vide funds to "move the crops," or on
other excuses which have occurred to
the minds of the Wall street financiers.
The Interest earnings which have gone
entirely to the benefit of the eastern
bankers have totalled a large amount
at times when call money has been in
big demand and interest rates ab
normally high, due to the demand
from speculative Interests.
Under the provisions of the Aldrlch
law, the western banks are entitled to
a share of this benefit and are claim
ing it. The long-accepted and pleas
ant financial fiction that Wall street
must act as the middleman in placing
federal deposits in the hands of west
ern bankers has been exploded and
Wall street is almost inconsolable. It
makes a difference whose ox Is gored.
The excuse given by General Man
ager Holdrege for going back on his
promise of a new Burlington station
at Nebraska City Is really laughable.
He Bays that he doubts the possibility
of obtaining an appropriation for the
proposed building because "investors
are so disinclined under present cir
cumstances to put money into railroad
securities." Of course the great Bur
lington road cannot put a few thou
sand dollars into a passenger station
without first going out and borrowing
money by issuing bonds. What has
become of the piteous appeals made to
the legislature not to Interfere with the
railroad rates in order that the roads
might earn a surplus to be used for
betterments and extensions? The
Burlington could have built two sta
tions at Nebraska City with the money
it blew in maintaining its lobby at Lin
coln last winter.
If the railroads are so anxious to
have a physical examination of their
property they can easily get one, so
far ab their Nebraska lines are con
cerned, by making it themselves and
presenting it to the State Board of As
sessment as a basis for taxation. That
would prove very quickly to what ex
tent the water has been capitalized to
float the stockB and bonds In excess of
the physical valuat.on.
Another railroad has secured per
mission from the State Railway com
mission to apply short line rates to
passenger hauls even bf low the 2-cent-a-inile
fare required bAlaw. The ques-
j tioa arises whether a rkdroad that is
voluntarily putting in a rate less than
2 cents can go into court to fight the
2-cent rate law on the ground that It
is confiscatory or noncompensatory.
If these railroads can carry passengers
on a roundabout line that has little
traffic for less than 2 cents a mile, how
can they show any hardship from be
ing prevented from charging more
than 2 cents a mile on the'lr own short
lines which are the natural routes of
Frank II. Hitchcock, now first as
sistant postmaster general, Is said to
be slated to succeed Mr. Loeb as pri
vate secretary to the president, if Mr.
Loeb retires. Prospective White
House visitors with, grievances will
please note that In addition to his
other qualifications for the position
Mr. Hitchcock Is the best amateur
heavy weight boxer in the District of
The people of Florence think they
are entitled to as good treatment at
the hands of the street railway com
pany as the people of Benson and
Dundee. If they can make out before
the state board as strong a case as
they set up in the resolutions adopted
af their town meeting they may get
what they are demanding.
Mayor Hoctor of South Omaha has
been noted as one of the conspicuous
members of the line of land seekers In
front of the North Platte land office.
The mayor of the thriving burg on our
south must be figuring on vacating his
office at the end of his term by annexa
tion or otherwise.
It is announced that an appeal is to
be taken from the decision of the dis
trict court ruling against the demo
cratic city council's claimant for the
office of city engineer. The democrats
notoriously die hard when anything
like official patronage is at stake.
With Governor Heyward of South
Carolina and Governor Glenn of North
Carolina both ardent prohibitionists,
testimony shoufd be plentiful to the
truth of that historic legend that It
is a long time between drinks for the
governors of the Carollnas.
Talk that fount.
Reports by large corporations belle some
men's panic talk.
Llaht Rifts the (llooni.
Hon. Champ Clark Intimates that he will
take the democratic nomination for presi
dent, If no one else will. This shows that
the situation is not utterly hopeless.
Fair Treatment Assured.
Railroads will always be given fair treat
ment. It Is because they have been defy
ing the law and setting at naught the
rights of the people that they are now
being called to account.
Pnttlnsr up Smooth Fare.
The management of a railroad In Ne
braska has Issued an order that all the
conductors on the line must be clean
haven. Naturally, this order will bo de
nounced as a bare-faced outrage.
The Old ItellaMe Bonansa.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson stated
In a recent speech that the agricultural
production of the United States last year
was $(1,794,000,009, an Increase of 44 per cent
since 1PO0. Why boys on the farm should
run away from this bonansa Is getting to
be a mystery.
Assimilation of the Coreana.
Corea Is being civilized In the usual
abrupt manner. Whenever the natives ob
ject violently to the existing order Japa
nese cavalry ride over them to show how
foolish It Is to meddle with the march of
progress. Gradually the Coreana them
selves will see It !n that light.
Prosrreas of Disarmament.
Twelve hundred Italians on one steamer
were told before reaching Ellis Island that
If any weapons were found on them or In
their baggage they would probably be de
ported. Plaarniament was Instant and uni
versal. The" knives and revolvers went
overboard In a torrent, and when the Im
migrants reached Ellis Inland there wasn't
a dangerous man In the lot.
Trncedles of the Rail.
Complete figures have recently been given
of the casualties upon the British rail
roads In 1906, and It appears that 1.169 per
sons were killed and 7.24 Injured, an In
crease of 70 killed and 745 Injured, as com
pared with 1906. The last annual report of
the Interstate Commerce commission
Showed that In the year ending June 30,
1906. our American railroads had killed
4.22S persons. Including both passengers and
employes, and Injured fi6,709. while in the
year' ending June SO, 1906, the figures were
3.798 killed and 65,466 Injured.
NOT WORTH THE EFFOnT.
Tarlahteons Rink of Life la Search
for the Pole.
The theory Is that the region to which
we give the general description of the
North Pole Is a vast sea, probably frozen
over the year round. There Is nothing to
discover that may not be outlined In the
imagination as vividly as the natural eye
could depict, In the nit sly regions cf the
forbidden north. The contributions to sci
ence of the polar expeditions are generally '
trilling nut worth the unrlJ;t'ou rlk of
life. The record Is one of long suffering, ;
starvation and encrmous expense. The lues
of life and the demoralization of misery cry
out that a "da to the pole" Is a hysterical
slogan. Koine men may be satlsfled with
such a record for heroism. They start for
the pole and, not getting there, return to
b lionised for having tr!ej.
Explorers have gone close enough to the
ultimate north latitude to teach the Irseon
that the polar center Is unattainable, and
that If It were there would be nothing
worth taking an ordinary voyage In starch
of. It la a mystery more endurlrr than
eternity, for there lurks In the beart of
even unrellx'oua humanity the Idea that we
ahull seine lime reach another land, fairer
than dajr, where life lasti beyond the cal
culations of the Unite.
The North Pole Is death and sometimes
oblivion. Explorers may have reaihi-d
there, but if they did they perished In the
uninteresting waste and left no one to tell
the story and no drift or relic to hint of
where they had bcun.
OS TIIR PRRMDKSTIAL FIRISQ LINES.
Oatapokea Opposition to the Third
Chicago Tribune (Rep.)
The Tribune Is opposed on principle to
the third term. It ilsked much tn 1SJ
when It opposed the renomlnatlon of
General Grant for a third term. It would
risk as much In 1!X If It should become
necessary to oppose the renomlnatlon of
President Roosevelt under similar condi
tions. The Tribune for one Is not willing to
admit that there Is but one man In the
t'nlted Ptates, who Is capable of serving
here, ftnd among them all there must
be more than one who Is fit to occupy
the White House and discharge the duties
of the chief magistrate. We believe that
there must be more than a dozen In tho
republican party alone.
Moreover, It Is by no means certain
that the renomlnatlon of President Roose
velt for a third term would be followed
by an election. The Tribune may be
mistaken on this subject, but It believes
there Is a deep, nbldlngf feeling among
the people that two terms are enough
for any man. Part of this feeling may
be latent. It may not have been aroused.
It would be, when the campaign came
on, If a popular candidate should be op
posed to Mr. Roosevelt on the other side.
It would be proclaimed that we were
tending toward Imperialism, and we
would be. If the tradition In regard to
the third term should be broken down,
there Is no reason why It should not be
followed by a fourth or a fifth term,
and as Mr. Roosevelt Is comparatively
a young man, he might continue to be
elected for several terms more.
The people are not ready for that. They
believe" a change In the White House Is a
good thing, aa well as a change In other
No man in good enough to be president
forever, and the Tribune for one will not
admit that among the 80.000.000 people In
the t'nlted States there Is not one so good
as Theodore Roosevelt, who may be chosen
to succeed hlra In the White House.
(Governor Ilnahea Picked for llOM.
Henry Watterson In Courier Journal.
I met governor, then Mr. Hughes,
familiarly In Providence during the lROfi
commencement of Brown university, which
conferred degrees upon each of us. He
Impressed me aa a nne type of the New
England American In the prime of his
powers, unaffected and sturdy, with a
charming twinkle of dry humor. The final
evening which we passed together around
a delightful board, where there was a good
company and plenty of sosa water, I said
to him: "The republicans will nominate
you for governor of New York, Mr. Hughes.
They don't want to. but they will have
to. They can elect nobody else. Now,
when you get to Albany ive your days
and nights to a close study of the career
ef Samuel J. Tllden, because you will stand
precisely In the relation to the presidential
nomination of 1908 on the republican side
which Mr. Tllden stood to on the demo
cratic side In 1876. The Issue which made
Tllden the democratic governor made him
the democratic presidential nominee. The
Issue which Is going to make you a repub
lican governor of New York will make you
the republican nominee for president They
will no more want you for president than
they, now want you for governor. But
they'll have to take you. The Issue of the
time and tse situation of the party will
Governor Hughes seems to have learned
the Tllden lesson pretty well already and
the rest will take care of Itself. Here then
Is my guess of the republican ticket In im-.
CHARLES E. HUGHES of New York.
For Vice President,
JOSEPH O. CANNON of Wlnols.
Taft In HI. Fl.htlna; Clothe..
Washington Dispatch to New York Times.
The keynote of Secretary Taft charao
ter Is loyalty, both to the principles he
believes In, the men who advocate them,
and the interests of hla friends. The spec
tacle of the big barons of the republican
party openly organising for a reaction
against President Roosevelt and his noll
cles stirred the Hghting nbre In Taft's
blood. He was appealed to In the name
of Rooeeveltlsm by circumstances and by
men to help fight a common enemy. Then
came his friends and the brother he loves
to beg him to accept the situation and be
the candidate for the presidency.
Reluctantly, almost sadly and after the
pressure became well nigh Irresistible, he
yielded. Now that he Is enlisted for this
flght the country will see a new Taft, tho
flghtlng Taft. It Is time people got ac
quainted with this man. The Taft they
know Is the genial, laughing, good-natured
giant who goes about here and In foreign
lands, patching up troubles, chloroforming
revolutions, smoothing down the stiff
brjstles of anger the smiling agent of
But there la- a Taft whose smile has
faded from his Hp, leaving a strong mouth
set like a steel trap above a protruding,
pugnmclous Jaw. The blue eyes of this un
known Taft, Taft the fighter, contract to
points, points blue with the blueness of
burnished steel. His voice Is cold, hard and
steady, but hla big fists clinch In anger as
forceful as his other qualities are forceful.
It takes a long time to get him "mad,"
but when effort succeeds It Is a aad time
for those who have roused him.
The men who follow the fortunes of
William H. Taft into this political cam
paign will And all the fighting they want
and he will lead Just as long as there Is
anybody left to follow.
Control of Republican Convention.
New York Sun (Ind. rep.).
Adhering, therefore, to our conviction, In
which we are sustained by a restricted but
highly intelligent minority, we hold that it
Is Impossible that Mr. Roosevelt should he
renominated, but we unreservedly admit
that he will utterly control the conven
tion; and we find ourselves forced to ac
cept the authoritative program which In
cludes and defines the functions of that
body and the quality and the duties of Mr.
May we venture to take It for granted
that Mr. Roosevelt will lee to It that the
republican national convention ts held be
fore the democratic national convention?
He has doubtless foreseen the grave em
burrassment that would otherwise be in
tailed, because It Is Impossible at least
Impossible at this Juncture to conceive
how, In the event that the democrats met
before the republicans, they could avoid
nominating Mr. Roosevelt.
Calamities that are foreseen seldom hap
pen, but It must be confessed that such a
contingency might Impair Mr. Roosevelt's
control of the republican oonventlon that
Is, If any merely human or mundane In
fluences could have any effect upon It.
Third Term Sentiment.
Washington Herald (lnd ).
Third terai sentiment astonishes us by
appearing In the most unexpected quar
ters. We hear of It north, south, east and
west, In all parties and among all sorts
and conditions of men. Perhsps the peo
ple are prepared to smash a precedent
and It Is conceivable that the third term
Issue might be as effective In rallying sup
port to Mr. Roosevelt aa It would be In
consolidating the forces of the opposition.
At all events. It would add sest and nov
elty to our somewhat outworn political
controversies. rharpenlng party differ
ences and offering a new alignment to the
perplexed voters of all shades of opln'on.
Uut it Is yet too early to forecast Its value
as a party a&se'
TIRED AMD SICK
YET MUST WORK
"Man may work from inn te sua
knit woman's work Is nerer done."
In order to keep the home neat
and pretty, the children well dressed
and tidy, women orerdo and often
suffer in silence, drifting along from
bad to worse, knowing; well that
they ought to hare help to overcome
the pains and aches whioh daily
make life a burdtn.
It is to these woman that Lydla
B. PiaWham's Vegetable Compound,
made from native roots and herb,
oomes as a blesafnir. When the spir
its are depressed, the head and back
aches, there are dragging-dowa pains, nerrousnesn, aleepleasneaa, and
re In stance to fro anywhere, thet,e are only symptoms which unless
heeded, are soon followed by the worst forms of Female Complaints.
Lydia E. Pinkhams Vegetable Compound
keeps the feminine organism ina strong and healthy condition. Itoeres
loiiainmaMon, Ulceration, displacements, and organic troubles. In
preparing for child-birth and te carry women safely through the Change
of Life It is most efficient.
Mrs. Augustus Lyon, of East Earl, Pa., writes Pear Mrs. THnk
ham: "For a long time I suffered from female troubles and had all kinds
of aches and pains In the lower part of bnck and sides, I could not
sleep and had no appetite. Since taking Lydia E. Pinkham s Vegetable
Compound and following the adrioe which yon gave me I feel like a
new woman and I oannot praise
Mrs. Pinkhatn' Invitation to Women
Women suffering" from any form of female weakness are Invited to
write Mrs Pinkham. at Lynn, Mass. Out of her vast volume of ex
perience she probably baa the rtrt knowledge that will help your
eaee. Her ad rice is free and always
A Baltimore physician risea to remark
that Americans have too much nerve for
their own good. Certainly some of them
have. Honore Jaxson of Chicago, for ex
ample. The Department of Agriculture ts soon
going to Issue a bulletin devoted entirely
to beans, and It Is believed that even
Boston will be able to learn a little some
thing from It.
Passengers on the Atlantic steamers have
observed red lights In the Iceberg district
Managers of tho ocean greyhounds arc de
termined to please and provide all tho
characteristics of home.
Managers of the Jamestown fair Jarred
the historic harmony of the opening by
falling to give the Smiths a front seat In
the vocal exercises. Is the pioneer family
a back number in Virginia T
It Is the good fortune of Vermont to have
fourteen living ex-governors, ranging In age
from 84 years down to half a century. The
list Is, of course, headed by Frederick hlol
brook of Brattleboro, the war governor.
Dr. Nelson C. N. Randolph, aged 7S, a
great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson, has
Just died at Charlottesville, Va. For sev
enteen years he was a member of the
Board of Visitors of the University of
Virginia and for eight years rector of that
Joseph Benson Foraker of Ohio has been
fighting one way or another ever since at
ths age of 16 he ran away from his home
to enlist in the uslon army when the civil
war broke out. As a campaign speaker
he has been described as "a wizard and a
Tkomas A. Edison has returned to New
York after spending a number of weeks In
Florida and will at once start In ths new
line of work he mapped out on hla sixtieth
birthday. The Inventor will hereafer do
rote his time to the purely scientific side
of electrical wsrk.
Senator Carmack, who ts rather given to
telling Characterisations of his colleagues,
said of Senator Spooner's change ef front
on the Philippine policy that the senator
from Wisconsin "had endured the annexa
tion of Hawaii, pitied the taking over of the
Philippines and embraced the seizure of
The German emperor has a handsome In
come, but every penny of It comes to him
as king of Prussia and none as emperor.
The exact amount is one of the state
secrets. The fact of his being at the head
of the German empire does not better the
king to the extent of a dollar, though there
is a certain amount given htm to be used,
only, however, for charitable purposes.
J. P. Mergan Is preparing In London,
under the direction of W. Williamson, the
noted English authority on miniatures, one
of the most sumptuous and costly volumes
ever published. It will contain reproduc
tions In color of Mr. Morgan's unrivaled
collection of miniatures. Forty copies of
the superb book will cost $2,600 each and
forty more $1,3W each $150,000 In all.
For the last eighteen months the cear
has been virtually a prisoner In one of his
own palaces and In the Intervals of state
work he has solaced hlmsolf with compos
ing music and writing verse. His, poetry
Is melodious and carefully polished and
his music Is melancholy snd Inspired by a
spirit of fatalism. Some three years ago
some of the ciar- poems were published
under the pseudonym of Olsf, with music
by his cousin, the grand duke of D'Asla,
but he has himself set some of his verses
to music with a considerable amount of
taste and a real knowledge of harmony.
Nicholas II has a fine collection of violins,
of which he is very proud.
"At last," says William Jennings Bryan,
"we are going Into a campaign united on
the right side of the questions." Great!
Now If the American people only knew
who "we" are, what the questions are and
what the right side of them Is how happy
they would be!
Chinese fon.ol Promoted.
SAN FRANCISCO. May J Word has
been received here that Ilo Yow, formerly
Chinese consul general at this port, has
been appointed by the Chinese government
to the position of commissioner of foreign
affairs at Canton.
Where Could You Get Better
Facts about th A. Hospe Co. M utile Store:
riift We are absolutely one price. Every piano in our house Is
plainly marked with the amount of its value. That price and that
price- only will buy it.
rx-cond We give no commissions. Therefore it is not necessary for
is to add to the real value of our pianos an amount that must go
as profit to a third party. We believe commissions are unfair to
our customers. We obtain business on the merits of our pianos
and the low prices.
Third Every piano in our store comes from a factory-that Is abso
lutely reliable. They are so arranged In our display rooms that you
ran make an impartial and thorough inspection before selecting.
'Vc car. assure you that not an Instrument leaves our house which
Is not worth every cent you pay.
Fourth In no other store in the country will you find a larger, more '
varied or more up-to-date stock. Ours Is ten ordinary plano 'stores
!n one. We are factory distributers and guarantee the lowest
prices on the following best lines of pianos: The Krakauer for
WW the Kranich & lUcli for $37S, the Hush & Lane for 37S,
the Kimball for $200, the Cable-Nelson for 9275, the Wewer for '
$250. the Kensington for $223, the Oainrr for $l(rO, the Kim be
and KmerMon-Angrlua, etc., eVc.
WE HAVE XOV $SO TO $1.10 OX A NAM)
A. Hospe Co., 1513 Douglas Street '
Write for Free Catalogue.
MRS. AUG. LYON
your meaicine too highly. '
WHERE THIS LAIGII COMES 1 1.
"Pup, what are convulsive laughs?"
"I suppose thev are the kind produced
by what the press agents call spasms of
mirth." Baltimore .American.
"I don't believe you ever went to work,"
said Mrs. Hiuifkeip.
"O! honest, lndy. many'a the time," re
plied Weary Wllllo; "but I'm slch a
strenuous feller dat every time 1 start tcr
go ter work I go clean past It." Philadel
"I want a pair o' the most expensive
gloves you've got," said Mrs. Nurltch at
the glove counter.
"Yes, ma'am." replied the polite sales
person. "How long do you want them?"
"Don't git lnsultln'. young mun! I want
to buy 'em, not biro 'em." Philadelphia
"Do you think your colleague Is concern
ing himself with the abstract problems ot
"I'm afraid not." answered Senator Sorjr
hum. "Any problem he figures out will
have a dollar mark In front of the answer,"'
"You don't think advertising pays?"
"I should say not!"
"Old Rlchley says It does."
"He looks at It from a tnerehnnt's stand
point, while I look at It from the standpoint
of the husband of a bargain counter fiend."
Mistress Why, Mary, this figure Of
Venus Is covered with dust
Mistress Didn't I tell you to brush It offt
MlMtress And why didn't you?
Maid (blushing) Hecaune, mem, I thought
It needed something on It. The Bohemian.
RIBIAYAT OF "OLD PRODS."
The Weather Prophet writes, and having
Benignly back amongst Hla Clouds doth
Nor all the Cold Sarcasm of tho Press
Can hinder Him from thinking He ts It.
And that Inverted Bowl we call the Sky
He rules from Day to Day with varied Llel
Lift not your hands to Him for Help
for He .
As little really knows a Yod or II ' '
Myself when Young die eagerly Peruse
Tho "Weather Indications'' In the news
For Picnics and for Balls; but evermore
What they did promise, I did surely lose.
I sometimes think that never glows so Red
The Dawn as when the Weather Clerk has
"Tomorrow Cloudy; Heavy Winds and
And Sol comes out Right daislingly, In
stead. Ah, Love! could'st Thou and I somehow
To grasp this Weather Bureau Scheme
Would we not quickly get onto the Job,
And then remold It to our Heart's Desire T
For He no Question makes of Ayes and
But anything that strikes His Fancy goes;
What Others think is. neither Here nor
He knows about It all He knows He
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