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HIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, afAY 4, 1907.
Tiro Omaha Daily Dee.
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wnrmng, Evening and Funday nee rnnim
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WHES OPT OF TOWJI.
, Swksarlfce-rs leavlaar the elty trm.
porarlljr should hare The Bee
mailed to tbem. Address will be
chaaa-ed aa often aa requested.
And the next day It snowed.
Who was It wanted to be Queen of
. The fruit crop will please arise and
announce that It has been killed once
Iceland Is demanding a severance of
the ties that bind her to Denmark.
Iceland should keep cool.
Mrs. Dowle announces that she Is
going to take In boarders. The old
doctor took In everybody.
' It seems aa though the Coal trust
j were not yet quite ready to vacate the
field In favor of the Ice trust.
"Mr. Stead Is talking again," says a
Chicago paper. "Yet" would describe
the situation better than "again."
Mark it down in your notebook so
that you can tell your grandchildren
about the May blizzard In the year
The attorney general again Inti
mates that he has secured information
cough to drive the Lumber trust to
the tall Umber.
While the publishers are figuring on
, the "six best seller sr' for the summer,
i the summer girl is preparing to select
: her "six best fellers."
All of the players In the presiden
tial game seem to be warming up ex
cept Senator Knox, who Is still on the
bench, awaiting orders.
"We must take the Initiative," says
President Roosevelt, while Mr. Bryan
goes further and insists that wo must
take the referendum also.
A Now York publlfhing house Is ad
vertising for some "good ragtime
mustc." It Is a waste of money to
advertise) for the lmposslb'e.
Senator Beverldge Is keeping out of
the presidential contest In Indiana.
Probably he does not want to make the
mistake of trumping his partner's
Don't worry. It will not be long
before the Junior yellow finds some
thing else over which to work Itself
up Into a red-Ink frenzy of sensation
alism. Secretary Taft Is convinced that he
will carry Ohio. . His enthusiasm lg
tempered by his knowledge that there
are some forty-four other states In th
union, not counting Oklahoma.
The delegates to the peace confer
ence at The Hague might do well to
take a peep at the naval display at
Jameetown before taking up the ques
tion of universal disarmament.
Cecil Lyon announces that the re
publican party In Texas Is In harmony
with the administration at Washing
ton. Cecil has evidently been holding
a caucus with himself.
As the man who looted the Trust
Company of North America In New
York took only $800,000. he Is sus
pected of being an amateur Instead of
an old hand at the Wall street game.
Oar amiable democratic contempor
ary wants to knock a hole through the
tariff with a powder-puff. No one
tired be startled at this, however, as
that paper Is noted for fighting sham
avttl with feather dusters?
In characterising the howl of the
World-Herald against the recent re
construction of the supreme court com
mission an simply laying a foundation
of political claptrap for use In nest
fall's campaign. The Dee evidently
touched a tender spot by exposing In
advance the hand which the demo-
164,cratlc organs expect to play. The
U'nrld-lIaraM trie to rover Its tracks
v ona-neraia tries to cover its iracits
DJr projecting a lot of questions, rele-
, . , . . . ,
tint and Irrelevant, competent and tn-
competent, and for the most part Im
material. Republican Judges ef the supreme court
helped to appoint the fuslonlsts who were
dismissed. How comes It that only the
"qualifications" of theqs. fuslonlsts have
Who said their qualifications bad
changed? It Is Just pos-tlhle that they
should not have been appointed In the
first placo. One of them had been
dropped out before and later reap
pointed, without evoking such a par
How comes It that the chief. If not. In
deed, the only qualifications of the new re
publican members He In their railroad
leanings and railroad recommendations T
That is asking a question based on
an unsupported assumption. At least
one of the outgoing fusion commission
ers has displayed railroad leanings and
boih of ihem could doubtless get rail
road recommendations as easily, If not
more easily, than the Incoming repub
licans. Why must the supreme court commission
for the first time in its history become en
tirely republican a partisan body?
Because the commission Is entirely
republican does not make It a partisan
body. It might be recalled that
at least two of the members were ap
pointed as democrats and have slnco
become converted to republicanism.
The commission Is entirely republican
for the first time In Its history because
for the first time in the history of the
commission the supreme court has be
come entirely republican by a vote of
the people, and If the commissioners
were chosen by popular election the
commission would also be likewise re
And why. even If the commission is to be
solidly republican, must railroad lawyers
and favorites predominate thereon?
We do not know why. In fact, It Is
not established that "railroad lawyers
and favorites predominate" on the
commission. Of one thing, however,
we are certain that railroad lawyers
and favorites do ndt predominate on
the commission now any more than
they did when their appointments were
controlled by a majority of fusion
Judges constituting the supreme court
Why Is It any mora "political claptrap" to
denounce the railroad Influence manifesting
Itself In the Judlqlary than It waa to de
nounce the same Influence when it was
dominant In the legislature?
It Isn't. But why did not the
World-Herald and other fusion organs
denounce the railroad Influence when
manifested In the fusion supreme court
and commissions appointed by the fu
slop Judges! Why did It not denounce
railroad Influence when manifested In
fusion legislatures? The "political
claptrap" consists In seeing the mote
when the republicans are In the saddle
and being bat blind to the beam when
the fuslonlsts have the upper hand.
TUB 1BTKLL1QEKT JUROR.
George W. Guernsey of New York Is
entitled to any consolation he . may
find in the thought that he Is too
brainy to make an Ideal Jurynan. lie
discovered that fact by a rather em
barrassing experience In a New York
court room, where he was serving as
a Juror In the trial of Mrs. Annie
Louise de Massey, charged with tho
murder of Gustav Simon. There was
some conflicting testimony In the ease
about the location of a certain stair
way In the building In which the mur
der was committed. Architects hud
their drawings and no two of them
agreed, while witnesses were all tan
gled up as to the twists and turns of
rtalra. Guernsey Conceived an Idea
that he would ascertain tho facts for
himself, bo he visited ths scene of the
shooting, after tho Jury had been dis
charged for the day, and examined It
ana us surroundings with his own
eyes. When the case waa resumed the
next morning Juror Guernsey began
asking a witness questions, shocked
the court and surprised the bar by ad
mitting the fact of his visit and his
The Judge of the court promptly and
emphatically rebuked Guernsey for his
flagrant Indiscretion and told him that
by rights he ahould be thrown Into Jail
for contempt. Nothing was offered to
show that Guernsey's knowledge could
be construed In any way to the detri
ment of either the prosecution Or the
defendant, but he learned a lesson, and
will hereafter know that rules, forms
and precedents In trials must be ob
served and that It Is a violation of cus
tom. If not of law, for a Juror to do
l a thinking part.
IX MESiORT VP M CIELLAN.
The unveiling of a monument to
General George B. McClellan was the
chief feature of the reunion of the
Army of the Potomac at Washington,
and the address of President Roose
velt, in which he bestowed generous
praise upon the general as one of the
great commanders of the civil war, la
certain to revive a discussion that ran
rife for years as to McClellan's place
In military history.
The case presents a peculiar study
In conflicts. Many survivors of the
Army of the Potomac and other vet
erans who served la the campaign In
the east almost Idolise McClellan, while
the men who fought with Grant at
Vlcksburg and Shlloh or marched with
Sherman to the sea almost universally
write McCIellaa down as a failure and
"feather-bed soldier." Historians
have reviewed his career at great
length; generals who served through
the civil war have discussed his
methods and his opportunities, and
military experts have considered his
work from a purely theoretical stand
point, and the consensus of their opin
ion Is that McClellan was not a great
soldier. Yet his soldiers worshiped
him and have held his memory In a
favor that no criticism or argument
has been able to lessen.
All critics agree that McClellan waa
master of organization and per
formed marvels In' bringing a thor
oughly drilled and effective fighting
force out of the raw material of re
cruits, but they contend that he lacked
Initiative In action, underestimated his
own strength and exaggerated that of
the enemy and lost golden opportunity
by failure to adopt an aggressive
forward campaign. How much of this
was MrClellan'8 own fault and how
much of it due to lack of encouraging
support from higher authorities is still
a mooted question and one that will
probably never be settled satisfactorily.
But his men loved him; that Is war
rant sufficient for the monument.
FREIGHT OK ISLAND WATERS.
The Inland Waterways commission,
appointed by the president under au
thorization of an act of the last con
gress, has held Its preliminary meet
ing and Is now deliberating upon plans
for the development of a system of
transportation that promises possibili
ties of the greatest importance to the
American people. The commission
will make a preliminary examination
of the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Del
aware, Potomac and other great rivers
of the nation with a view of devising
and reporting to congress a systematic
plan for the Improvement of these
waterways and their tributaries to the
end that the transportation faclltffes
of the nation's railways, already alarm
ingly Inadequate, may be supplemented
by water routes to relieve the conges
tion of traffic.
The most experienced railroad men
In America admit that the transporta
tion facilities of the railroads, if quad
rupled within the next ten years, would
still be wholly Inadequate to handle
the traffic produced by the rapidly In
creasing agricultural, commercial and
manufacturing industries of the coun
try. The ultimate relief from this
congestion must be sought through
the Improvement of the channels of
Inland waters. Even casual study of
a map of the United States will show
the existence of a network of rivers
that could be made navigable and cap
able of carrying a splendid traffic.
Such Improvement would not only re
lieve the congestion of freight traffic
bnt would have the effect of keeping
down the rates of railway freight
transportation. . .. ' .
, No estimate has been made of the
expenditure necessary to carry out the
needed Improvement of the Inland
waterways on a broad and comprehen
sive scale. That an Immense amount
of money would bej-equlred Is certain,
but the accruing benefits unquestion
ably would' warrant the expenditure
of almost any sum. The trouble In
the past has been the practical waste
of money In spasmodic and misdirected
work In the alleged improvement of
navigable waterways. The millions
that have been carried in the congres
sional river and harbor bills have for
the most part been used in patchwork
fashion and without lasting result.
The purpose of the new commission Is
to adopt a general, Intelligent plan,
without reference to local or sectional
needs or Influences, and persuaded con
gress to a scheme of systematic Im
provement that will benefit the entire
Those who take Issue with The Boe's
position on the questionable uee of
park funds to pave city streets that
should be paid for by special assess
ments against the abutting property
owners argue solely from the necessity
of making the particular Improvement
In hand at the present time and a
promise said to have been made some
time ago that these funds would be
diverted to t,hls purpose. Conceding
all that Is said In support of the Park
board bonlevardlng a street Just long
enough to pave It at general expense,
that does not make the procedure any
less questionable or any more legal.
The fact remains that If one street can
be paved out of the park fund by tem
porarily calling It a boulevard, the
same thing can be done with any street
within the city limits, notwithstanding
the manifest Injustice to taxpayers
who have paid for paving the streets In
front of their property.
Deputy Insurance Commissioner
Pierce Is said to be perplexed, as to the
legality of certain publications of In
surance certificates. There Is no
reason why any Insurance company or
Insurance agent In Nebraska should
publish his certificate notice In any
newspaper of doubtful compliance with
the legal requirements when there are
plenty of newspapers conforming to
every provision of the law.
Paul Morton proposes a heary tax
on the fortunes of American beauties
who marry foreign titles. The Amer
ican beauty who does that assumes a
financial burden that Is heavy enough
without the levy of an export tax.
The Lincoln Commercial club is go
ing to the Interstate Commerce com
mission with a new set of grievances
based on alleged railroad dlscrlmlna-
tlons. Olve the Lincolnitea credit, at
least, for constantly going after every
thing calculated to bring grist to their
mill. Let Omaha business men take
heed by keeping awake and standing
ready to assert and defend their rights
at all times and against all comers.
Grand Duke Nicholas has resigned
as commander-in-chief of the military
district of St. Petersburg because the
position is too risky for him, and Gen
eral Skallon has been appointed to
succeed him. Under the clrcum
stanoea General Skallon'a friends are
hesitating about congratulating him.
Mayor "Jim" will Blgn the new dog-
muzzling ordinance and Issue another
proclamation to put It Into Immediate
effect. His Honor will have to do
some srtlstlc work In throwing linguis
tic curves and double bow-knotting the
queen's English to keep up with his
record of previous proclamations.
The one place where our Nebraska
law-makers felr down In revising the
Omaha city charter la In their failure
to provide a standing arbitration board
to adjust disputes between the council
and the city engineer.
Mayor McClellan and Tammany
hall are reported to have signed peace
terms. In that event, of course, the
mayor will do Tammany's bidding, as
Tammany never makes peace on any
Cause and fCne(.
Mr. Bryan now weighs 234 pounds. No
wonder he has to build an addition to his
platform every year..
A Accomplished Instructor.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Nobody can truthfully ear that Presi
dent Roosevelt Is not an accommpllshed
Instructor. Some of the best financiers,
railroad men and life Insurance officials
In the country have graduated from the
White House Institute.
Come Oat of I.
The United States Is a young nation and
It may be long before It will feel the pinch
iwpuiauon poverty. But It Is not too
early to notice and protest against the ap.
parent tendency toward childless mar
rlages In the middle class, the very class
which ia depended upon to perpetuate the
nation at lta best.
Closer Railroad Discipline.
It la easy to throw the blame for failure
of discipline upon the guilty trainman
when the accident occurs, but who Is at
fault for the lowered tone of the whole
service that makes this particular breach
of discipline Inevitable? How long will the
public continue to regard accidents due to
such causes as "unavoidable" and ascribe
thorn with a shrug of the shoulders to the
frailty of human nature? Charles Francis
Adams as early aa 1879 wrote that "the
only thing left with some men who are not
accessible to argument or the teachings of
experionco la the gentle stimulant of a
criminal prosecution." His suggestion Is
still pertinent, for we have never yet had
the courage to apply the drastlo remedy.
,. ; LOOMING LARGE).
"w York's Governor Attracting
Governor Hughes Is now groin g through
the operation of what la known as "loom
ing lorge" In the publio eye. Henry Wat
terson compares him to Tiltfen. In a speech
at Cooper Union the other day the gov
ernor broke out In this wayi
"It Is not necessary that I should talk to
citlsens of New York on the need of regu
lation of public service corporations. You
have witnessed In this community the most
flagrant disregard of public duty on the
part of those who enjoy public privilege.
You have witnessed stock Jobbery and
financial operations which no one has the
audacity to defend. You have seen econo
mies enforced at the publio ezcense In order
that fixed charges and guaranties Improp-
erly created could be met. You have seen
the publio conveniences Ignored and the
poople herded together, not simply when
the pressure of traffic during certain hours
exceeded all available means of transpor
tation, but at other times, when there was
no necessity except ss It lay In Improper
' Now. I propose that Wa shall have lust
and efficient rea-jlation of nubile service.
I propose that the stats shall exercise Its
powers to see that ths people getytheir
a'.. ,ib. hi.. i- t. a
rof hlmplf "n;nllnnpd" for th. nr.d.l.nra
even if nothing worse happens to him.
And Govornor Hughes will continue to be
a young man In 1211 and U'li
Colonel Drlnkwater la chaperoning
Colonel Bryaa through Massachusetts.
St. Paul is about to annex a few voting
machines for experimental purpces. When
old St. Paul gets out of tha rut progress
scores a distinct triumph.
Arthur I. Vorys, insurance commissioner
of Ohio, who is directing the Taft cam
paign In that state. Is aald to be a second
edition of Mark Hanna aa a president
Boss Cox of Cincinnati refuses to Indorse
the candidacy of Secretary Taft. The lat
ter tewed the boss out of the bandwagon
two years ago and there is no evidence
that he has been Invited to return.
The reported peace pact between Mayor
McClellan and Tammany excite, curiosity
as to which I. or. the outside. The mayor
insists that the tla-or hasn't got hi.
under the tent, but the tiger l.n' saying a
Graft exposures In connection with the
furnishings of tha Pennsylvania state house
have produced such a Jaded condition of
nerve among interested politicians that j
nothing short of extended foreign tours i
,. , ,
l-1 Willi m, i iwvuv,vi mi, u, in. uisvuul
forts of Keystone climate.
Official figures of the gubernatorial eon- 1
test in New Tork show that Mr. Hearst re
calved 17.857 stmoo-pur Independence
league votes. Now, since the Independence
league acknowledges having spent $2i?.86u 11. !
Including $138.(70.3. supplied by Mr. Hearst
personally, this shows the astcundtng fact ;
that each simon-pure Independence Inague i
vote eoet $12.M to deliver. Of this sum Mr. ,
Hearst personally paid $11 IS. "These fltr- :
urea however, are misleading," says the ,
New Tork Eventng Post. "In many coun- ;
ties the iBOrSndence league vote was uot :
counted separately. Sworn statements on ,
record In the office af the secretary of state 1
set forth that there were cast under the I
Independence league emblem 16S.7F1 votes,
and that for each of these votes the In-
dependence league expended U.eL of which
Mr. Hearst personally contributed na foes
OTHER LAW!) Til A OrnS.
For the third time In twenty-one years
the British ministry proposes to deal with
the Irrepressible conflict of legislative In
dependence for Ireland. It Is announced
that the measure will be Introduced In the
House of Commons next Tuesday. To what
extent the measure will ro In the direction
of home rule Is not known definitely, and
Is not likely to be revealed until the bill
la Introduced. It Is well understood, how
ever, that the nmnosed measure Is to he
an Installment Of home rule, a partial ful
fillment of the promises freery distributed
by liberal party politicians In close dis
tricts during the Inst campaign. It la ap
parent that the ministry 'e divided on the
Issue, a majority contending that genuine
home rule Is Impossible while the House
of Lords remains aa at present constituted,
and that an Installment of home rule Is
more likely to receive favorable considera
tion from the upper house. Of this there Is
no assurance. . It Is fairly certain that no
measure of home rule, whole or partial,
will command serious consideration from
tho peers, unless It hears the torv label
or receives the approval of the Country at
a general election conducted sttlctly on
that Issue. A summary of the home rule
measures of Premier Gladstone, with which
the ministry went down In defeat In
and IK will enable the render to Judge
the coming Installment by comparison.
The measure of 1KW provided for on Irlah
Parliament to sit In Dublin and Irish mem
bers to cease to sit at Westminster. Judges
were to be appointed by the Irish govern
ment and removable by tho Irish Parlia
ment Ireland's contribution te the Im
perial treasury was to be reduced from
one-tenth to oneflfteenth, and power of
local taxation waa vested In the Irish Par
liament. The essence of the measure was
legislative Independence similar to that of
Canada or auch as has been granted to
the conquered Boer republics of South
Africa. A division In the liberal party
caused the defeat of the measure In the
House of Commons. Restored to power In
1SOT. Premier Gladstone Introduced a modi
fied measure of home rule. It. provided
for an Irish legislature of restricted power
to sit In Dublin. Irish members were to
remain at Westminster and vote on Im
perial queatlons only. Judges were to be
Irremovable and two appointed by the
crown. The third measure, according to
advance accounts, proposes an Irish coun
cil, partly elective and partly nominative,
which shall deal with purely domestic
affairs, but without legislative powers.
An "Irish Parliament," an "Irish legisla
ture" and last, an "Irish council" furnish
disheartening proof of progress backward.
Evidence of Increasing good will be
tween the Vatican and tho Qulrlnal multi
ply. Recently the Italian government
settled the claim growing out of the
sequestration of religious houses in 1870
and handed over to the Vatican $1,800,000 In
cash and government bonds. More signifi
cant than the settlement of this long
standing claim la that the Holy Bee can
no longer rely on France aa protection of
Catholic foreign missions, and what Is
mors natural than that It should turn to
Italy for protection? The Btampa of Turin
remarks: "At the banquet given by Count
Fanl In honor of the new Patriarch of
Jerusalem the subject of the substitution
of Italy for France as protector of tha
missions was openly discussed. Cardinal
Agliardi has already Indicated his prefer
ence for such a change and It Is well to
bear In mind that he Is a member of the
oongregatlon of the Propaganda. Ths
Italian minister of foreign affairs has
promised every possible aid to the mission
During the past ten years there has
been a steady Increase 1n the funds voted
by the Italian Camera for the maintenance
of schools In the east and almost the en
tire sum has been distributed among the
schools conducted by Italian missionary
priests and nuns. In 1SD6 the sum of
1180,000 was set aside for this purpose, in
the following year It was Increased to
$190,000 and for the past three yeata the
annual subvention has been $266,000, while
the sum voted for the French Schools last
year fell to $178,400.
Mr. E. N. Baker, the finance member of
the council of the viceroy of India, In a
recent addresa discussed the consequences
of the loss of the opium trade aa a result
of Chinese legislation against the use of
the drug. It remained tojbe seen, he said.
whether China would be able to stop the
traffic as It proposed. But It was evident
that the trade with India would gradually
decrease and there waa at least a llkell
hood that in time It would be totally ex-
This would mean a loss of a
revenue of more than $16,000,000 a year
I which, a generation ago, would have been
a most alarming possibility. Even now It
would be serious If It happened Immedl
ately, but inasmuch as It would In all
probability come upon them gradually, he
thought that arrangements could be mndo
to meet It and that there was no great
: cause for apprehension. The elasticity of
' the Indian revenue had boen remarkable,
he said, of late years. Since 1909 they had
I been abl to mako remissions In the si.t
i tax amounting to $lrt,(V0,C00. $3,0.ono on
I the land taxation ar.d another million on
the Income tax,
Nor hnd this caving bcea
i effected at the coat of the efficiency of tho
administration. On the contrary, lurge ad
ditional sums hnd been expended "upon edu
cational, agricultural, police and other re
forms. The fertility of the terrorist's Ingenuity
In Russlu, says a writer In Everybody's
i magazine, Is Illustrated by the plan used
In Warsaw last summer In an attempt to
execute the sentence passed upon Skallon,
governor general of Poland, who was re
sponsible for Innumerable deaths under the
field courts-martial. The governor knew
of this sentence and neither official duties
nor terrorist wiles could draw him from his
palace. Then the terrorists thought deep
and long. One day a Russian officer. In
full uniform, walked Into the office of the
German consul at Warsaw, slapped that
gentleman, walked out and made his ea-
That s:ap threatened an arraire in-
i ....,i..ii,' Rnuii had slaDDed Germany
I Noth, but an official apology from the
j n"r al coM atone for the In-
j worke th, sovelnor, after
,l.,,nt day8, rode forth In state to
a,t n" , "i nt th nl.n
auminiairr uii ' '
as a whole failed, owing to the mistake of
the nervous weman. worn by
t window, wno tnrew tne
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The water supply of Egypt will be
'greatly Increased by the long meditated
raising of the Ms dam on the Nile twenty-
four feet higher, the contracts for which
have Just been let. the sum Involved being
$7,WI0.0n0. The preparatory studies for this
construction, It may be recalled, brought
out a new theory of vertical and horlsontal
stresses In dams which greatly Interested
the engineering world, and has no doubt
by this time beerf tested and assimilated.
It is expected that the dam will Increase
the cotton crop of Egypt, sow valued at
$127.f.0rO. by about 4& per cent. A differ
ence of $50.coo.oro a year would pay for a
big dam, certainly.
Tha railroad development of Manchuria
Is turning large sums into the pockets of
American locomotive builders snd makers
I rails and bridge materials. It Is estl
mated that before the Southern Manchuria
rsllroad Is completed at least t'S.000,000
will have to be pe'.d to American manu-
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facturers. It la said that tha contracts al
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and 1.675 cars and trucks. Involving an ex
penditure of nearly $7,000,000. Ths locomo
tives are of the standard American type
and will be shipped In sections and then
put together in China, in some eases by
FRAGMENTS OF FI JI.
"She let fall a few remarks''
tones?" Baltimore American.
I know a stenographer who can write
eXO words a minute."
'Oee! That's almost as fast a they
write letters on the stage." Cleveland
Mrs. Atkinson How aro vou aolnr to
like your new neighbors?
Mrs. Johnson Not at all. Tneir furniture
Is old and they draw the window down at
night. Detroit Free Press.
"Dodktn says he has discovered a new
He ouaht to experiment with It on some
of those wheezy old Jokes of his." Cleve
land t'lam Dealer.
First Scion of British Noblllt-Bare-
acres was desperate, wasn't he?
Second Ditto Yes: poor, old chap! Mar-
lied an American helresa Baltimore
"Brtrhtly and his associate have a good
motto for their paper," remarked Joak
ley. " "What we have we hold.' '
"O! I see: referring to their circulation.
By the way, I didn't know they were In
the publishing business."
They're not. They manufacture fly
paper.'' Philadelphia Frees.
'Of course you know something about
that candidate's political opinions," said
the trusty advuior.
"I don t care a ran anout nis opinions,
answered Senator Sorghum. "How are his
epigrams?" Washington Star.
rver Wbat did your wife say when you
tnid her vou wouldn't bo home till late?
Rownder i aon i Know, i nung up uw
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VKRCOATS for spring aro noticeably fuller
tb&n they were last eaon.
The form-fitting back, though graceful,
ha given way to the easier, looser garment
with straight lines.
There Ib, however, an interesting range
of ehape between the radical and the
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It. 5. WILCOX, Managar
reoolver as soon as I was through talking,
"Will your books stand a heavenly
audit?" asked the minister.
The masnate In the congregation
lie knew that an unblasnd audit wholly
earthly would Jar him hard enough.
"Lady." said Weary Willie, 'Trn near
dead fur a good square meal."
"Well," said Mrs. Hauskeep, "If ymi'U
saw some of that wood over there 111 let
you eat your till."
"Good day, lady! I ain't never at no
wood, thank ye. kindly.' Philadelphia
Pmartloy Brown's wife makes aTJ ef bar
lars. BmarUey-Well, 1 don't are ss Ions;
ss I don't have to wear thenv Ustrolt
TEDDY BI0AR AND TKDDT Smo.
Pudgy bear and slender stork,
So ths story goes.
On a doerstop In New York,
Nearly cam to blows.
Growled his bearshlp, "Stand asldaP
Haughty was his air
As he thundered In his pride,
Tin tho Toddy Bearl
"Plea to kindly understand
I'm the rag today.
All the children In tha land
Leva with me to play.
Ladles, when they ride or walk.
Take me everywhere.
' Stand aalde, yeu feathered guwkl
In tha Teddy Bearl"
Cm ona log, his neck acrook,
Htork then struck a poaei
One big bunch of claws he shook
'Neath hla bearshlp s nose. '
''Hang yeur plush-upholstered, hldal
Say, 1 like yeur cheek I
Btand aside yourself I" ha cried,
"When ef nrecedenca yott talk,
Save yourself such airs.
For the bird you term a gawk
Precedes Teddy Bears.
I&re you're in demand at alL
Creature mest absurd I 7
X must pay the house a call
I'm tha Tw&dr Blrdl
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