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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska. IVmglas County, a.
Charlea C. Rosewater. general manager
of The Bee Publishing Company, being
duly aworn, aara that the actual number
of full and complete coplea of The Daily,
Morning, Evening and Sunday Bee printed
during the month of April. 1807. was aa
l u.ero 17 fs.wo
S4.090 It 3S,O90
1 34,110 It 34 MO
4 84,390 20.... 35,010
( 34,330 21.. 33,360
34,330 2 J 38,090
1 , 31,400 4 J 38,300
34,380 24 38,430
t 34,400 - 26 . 38,470
10 34,800 2 &,340
11 34,410 27 39,630
12 36,730 21 84,000
13 38,830 29.. 38,610
14 33,400 10 38,660
16 84,880 Total 1,030,410
Lena unsold and returned coplea. 9,864
Net total 1,098,648
Dally average 34,884
CHARLES C. ROSE WATER,
' General Manager.
Subscribed In my presence and aworn to
Before me this JOth day of April. 107.
(Seal.) ii. b. HCNQATE.
WHES OUT OF TOW,
f abecrlbera lea-rla the rlty tem
porarily ahoald have The Pee
Mailed to. them. Address will bo
This Alternating weather current is
hard on the furs that go In and come
cut of storage so often.
A French artist has painted Presi
dent Roosevelt's portrait "in a restful
pose." It cannot be very natural.
Th Pittsburg Dispatch has aa arti
cle on "Honest Living Counts." Cer
tainly some of them must be honest.
Ambassador Bryce says America
needs more poets. Editors contend that
the need is for better, not more, poets.
. Attention of the Society for the Sup
pression of Unnecessary Noises is
called to, the fact that . Editor Stead
of London Is itlil' talking'
Miss Susan E. Blow has informed
the. mothers' congress that babies are
yandals. Of course, Miss Blow had
pther people's babies In mind.
Abe Ruef Is afraid he cannot get a
fair trial in San Francisco. Most folks
would want anything else but a fair
trial It they were in Ruefg fix.
"I am a Llncolnlan republican and a
JeJTersortlan democrat" says W. R.
Hearst. Strange how such a combina
tion should look so much like Debs,
New York authorities are trying to
abolish the pistol carrying habit. New
York should pattern after Omaha,
' where the pistol has been supplanted
by the lariat.
An "Association of ftoraker Clubs"
has been organized in South Carolina.
It Is pleasing to learn that those two
South Carolina republicans hare finally
agreed upon something.'
A man named Ross has been ap
pointed to succeed Grammar In a New
YorH office. That Is the first Intima
tion that grammar had ever been offi
cially recognlred in New York.
Accepting as correct the showing
made by the Union Pacific to the
State Board of Assessment, that road.
80 far; as Its operations In Nebraska
go. la 8t!ll doing tolerably well.
Mayor "Jim's" new dog proclama
tion is disappointingly barren of pic
turesque expressions and gives color
to the suspicion that the signature Is
the only piece of original composition.
The people struck; hardest by the
postscript to winter are the statesmen
tarrying out in the . cold, raw air of
Governor Sheldon's front yard waiting
tor th appointments to be handed out.
Nebraska lawmakers ran watch the
proceedings of the extra session of the
Missouri legislature and shake hands
with themselves on having finished
their work before adjournment of the
Announcement that Francis Wing, a
former federal Judge In Ohio, has or
H nixed a bean trust has caused more
excitement In Boston than anything
that has happened since the days the
Spanish fleet was located every few
hours Just outside- Boston harbor.
A Pennsylvania stats official admits
that he borrowed $1 ,000 from a eon
tractor under an agreement that he
would My nothing about It. The bor
rower Is usually willing to make such
conditions, but the troubls Is tbe
Under generally refuses to agree to
aay Bothtng more about It.
the cost of onrf R.TMUi.
Official figures have Just been com
piled showing the amount of the ap
propriations of the eburt session of the
Fifty-ninth congress. TTie congress
ordered an expenditure of $920,798,
143.80 In direct appropriations and
authorized contracts for public works
that will increase the amount by $67,
934,349, thus escaping the credit or
discredit of being "a bllllon-dollar con
gress" by a small margin. On the
face of the figures, and conrlderlng
the revenue estimates, this would In
dicate a deficit of about $150,000,000
for the fiscal year ending in June,
1H08, and the democratic newspapers
and orators will be certain to use the
figures to predict such a result. Anal
ysis of the tables, however, show that
while the appropriations call for an
expenditure of the amount named
much of the money will be returned
through different channels and all in
dications are that the fiscal year will
end with the customary republican
The largest Individual Item, in the
appropriation was $212,000,000 for the
postal service. While this is the only
strictly business enterprise in which
the government Is engaged. It Is not
a money making one, the demands for
efficient service and the extension of
various branches of it making it
usually Impossible to operate the de
partment at a profit. However, the
postal receipts will probably come
within $12,000,000 of equalling the
expenditures for the current fiscal
year, thus returning to the federal
treasury about $200,000,000. The
$37,000,000 carried in the river and
harbor appropriation bill will be ex
tended over several years and perhaps
not more than $7,000,000 of it will be
withdrawn from the treasury during
the present year.
Treasury reports Indicate that the
government's surplus of receipts over
expenditures for the fiscal year ending
in June, 1907, will be In excess of
$80,000,000 it is now about $70,000,
000 which will be available for meet
ing the appropriations made by the
last congress. Customs and revenue
receipts are Bhowing monthly in
creases, making almost certain a sur
plus instead of a deficit at the close
of the next fiscal year.
LOYAL TO HIS EMPLOTKItS.
Much criticism has been directed at
Senator Joseph Weldon Bailey of
Texas for some of his official and pro
fessional actions, but one thing must
be said in his favor. He Is loyal to hla
employers. Ail the senator's recent po
litical trouble, which resulted In his
investigation by a committee of the
Texas legislature, culminating In an
artistic Job of whitewashing, was
caused by Senator Bailey's professional
and financial relations' with 11 Clay
Pierce, an oil . magnate who .- was
charged with, representing the Stand
ard OH Interests. It was proven that
Bailey had been 'Pierce's attorney; had
engaged in several money transactions
with him and that Pierce and the
Standard Oil company were Identical,
so far as the oil business in Texas was
concerned. Senator Bailey cortended
that he did not know of Pierce's con
nection with the OU truBt. At any rate.
Bailey received a cooked up endorse
ment and Pierce has been kept out of
Texas to evade indictments against him
for conspiracy. Texas is still trying to
drive Pierce's oil company out of
Texas and testimony relating to the
case is being taken In New York 4 Sena
tor Bailey Is there, and, according to
statements by New York papers, acting
as advisor to Pierce. Ills conduct may
not be pleasing to the Texans, but he
must be credited with sticking by his
friends, a trait that Is more or less
rare In these days.
RAILWAY SltiXAI. TE3TS. '.
Another Investigation, with the In
evitable resultant delay, will be held
by the Interstate Commerce commis
sion before any action is taken looking
to concerted effort on the part of the
railways to install the block system' as
a safety device in . the operation of
trains and the prevention of accidents
which result in tens of thousands of
deaths and casualties annually. A res
olution was passed' at the. last session
of congress ordering a thorough Inves
tigation of the working of the block
signal system In this country, with a
statement of the extent of Its employ
ment and recommendations for meth
ods of preventing accidents. The In
terstate Commerce commission an
nounces that a committee will soon bo
appointed to conduct experiments and
make an extended study of signaling
systems. " '
While such an Inquiry may be of
value In imparting Information to con
gress, It Is wholly unnecessary so far
as railway managers are concerned.
The block signs) system is not an ex
periment. It has been In use on many
railroads for years and the result
shows that wherever it has been In
stalled and operated properly the num
ber of accidents preventable by such
precautions has been reduced to a min
imum. Railway managers, keen in
noting improvements for the better
ment of railway service, are fully
aware of the advantages of thla safety
device and need no enlightenment on
the subject from a congressional com
mittee. That the tested and proved
system has not been generally Installed
Is the fault of railway managers who
have pursued the same policy In the
matter of the block signal system that
they have followed In too adoption of
automatic couplers and other safety
device. The law. requiring the use of
automatic couplers has been on the
statute books for years, but the rail
roads have succeeded in repeatedly
postponing Its enforcement by plead
ing the necessity of a plan of uniform
ity In car construcTtna. the necessary
expense of equipping partially worn
out cars and other excuses accepted by
the Interstate Commerce commission
and congress until years have been
used In adopting a system that could
have been Installed In twelve months.
Similar tactics are being employed,
evidently, to delay enforced adoption
of a block signal system. The need
In the Interest of the public safety Is
not for an investigation, but for press
ing legislation for the equipment of
every mile of railroad with some block
signal device suitable to its needs.
THE CVVRT HOUSE QUESTION.
Constantly increasing talk of the
growing necessity of a new and mod
ern building in which to house our dis
trict courts and county offices prom
ises before long to force upon us the
question of a new court house.
That Dougla3 county has outgrown
the present accommodations for these
purposes and that It is only a question
of time when a new court house build
ing must be erected no one will gain
say. The present structure has done
service for more than twenty-five
years, and while at the time of Its or
iginal construction It was amply ade
quate to our needs and a creditable
ornament to the city. It is no longer
satisfactory from either point of view.
Whether the time is not at hand to
btgln the movement for a new court
house for Douglas county, It at least
merits serious consideration. The
first pre-requlslte would be to author
ize a bond issue out of whose proceeds
the building should be erected. These
bonds could not very well be voted be
fore next fall and contracts could not
be let before the first of the year. Even
counting that no unforeseen obstacles
should be met, it would take a year
and a half to complete such a struc
ture as this county would require, so
that at best the inauguration of the
new building completed could not
come much before the year 1910, by
which time Greater Omaha ought to
be a city of 20,000 population.
Whether the proposition comes to
the focus now or later, the court house
must in the very nature of things be
one of the central architectural
features of the Omaha of the future
about which any scheme of municipal
art must revolve. The new court
house when It comes must be a monu
mental structure not only for the peo
ple who are here today, but for several
generations that are to come after.
The financial report of the Torrey
mission, held in Omaha laBt fall, shows
disbursements of nearly $7,200 and a
surplus of a little, more than $300.
From the money collected to promote
the mission bills were paid for the
evangelists' salaries, railroad fare and
hotel bills, for rent of the Auditorium,
churches and theaters, for clerical
work and postage and some $778 for
advertising signs, banners, etc. It
should be distinctly understood by the
public that not 1 cent of the money
spent for advertising went to pay for
advertising In the dally newspapers,
at least not to The Bee, but that while
the newspapers were asked to con
tribute their available space free, the
promoters had money to spend for
posters, handbills, signboards, banners
and every other kind of advertising of
doubtful returns. This comment is not
by way of complaint, but simply by
way of emphasis that an evangelistic
mission is a business proposition
pleasured by dollars and cents for
everyone but the newspaper.
The Lincoln correspondent of the
World-Herald pretends to have dis
covered that the "reform element" is
backing the present democratic mayor
there for re-election. This musbe an
egregious mistake. The "reform
element" is usually made up of the
outs who want to get in and they In
variably want to reform things by In
stalling a new regime on the .official
payroll. If It Is for the re-election of
the present mayoralty Incumbent, the
"reform element"- in Lincoln must be
peculiar unto Itself.
A former member of the legislature
from Douglas county has It all figured
out that It costs $675 to erve a con
stituency as a state law-maker, over
c gainst which is set a salary of $300
and mileage. This surely is a poser,
but for some unexplained reason the
competition for places on the legisla
tive ticket is Just as brisk every second
year as It ever was.
Omaha's Central Labor union Is de
bating anew the old question whether
a man ran be an employer and an em
ploye at the same time often asked
In another way whether he can be
identified with capital and labor at
the same time without conflict of in
terest. ' It all depends upon the man.
"A visit to the White House Is as
good as going to church" says Jacob
Rits. Perhaps so for Mr. Rils. but for
Mr. Harrlman a visit to the White
House Is as good as going to a hospital.
America baa sent 4.000,000 pounds
of flour to starving Chinese and China
has bought 2,000,000 American rifles.
The balance of trade is still In our
Mrs. Yerkes Mtiner say she has a
perfect right to change ber mind as
often as she pleases. She seems to feel
the same way about her husbands.
CUME AO it.
A week ago Edgar Howard published
In his Columbus Telegram the follow
ing statement, making certain outright
assertions about an alleged midnight
meeting, la which I was said to have
We positively know that In the ringing
hours of the campaign a midnight mewing
was called by Victor Row-water In Omaha,
at which meeting a deal was entered Into
between Rosewater and other personal
representatives of Governor Sheldon for
the delivery of the vote which la con
trolled by the Omaha brewera. and we also
know that the vote was delivered. We
know also that after Victor Rosewater
and other members of the republican atate
committee mnde that midnight deal with
the brewers the entire Influence of the
Omaha brewers and outside brewers hav
ing interests In Omaha was given to
Sheldon, who also had the support of the
Antl-Rnloon league. It was a piece of
smart political work which young Rose
water performed at that midnight meet
In.. My attention having been called to
this publication, my answer was that
"the trouble with my good friend
Edgar Howard Is that he knows so
much that Isn't so," and I asked him
"if he positively knows so much" about
a midnight meeting, of which I had
never heard before, to enlighten me
by answering these three questions:
Where was it held?
. When was It held?
Who was there?
Judge Howard devotes another col
umn and a half of his paper to more
insinuations about an alleged midnight
meeting without answering any of
To the question, "Where was it
held," he replies "Perhaps."
To the question, "When was it held,"
he replies "I employed the term 'mid
night' in the figurative meaning."
To the question, "Who was there,"
he replies "That Is an odd question
for Editor Rosewater to ask."
My friend Howard has evidently
gotten himself into a bad quick-sand.
Let him answer the questions or back
up and admit that he positively knows
nothing about it..
Jacob Rils says that 60 per cent of
the children In the public schools of
Boston have never seen a dandelion.
At least 100 per cent of the children in
the Omaha public schools wish they
never had seen one.
Thta la the Limit,
8t. Louis Republic.
A Louisiana railroad president resigned
because he could not get an annual pasa
over his own line. . Hard times for the
Versatility, of Kin Corn.
St. Louts QIobe-Democrat.
Corncobs give eleven- gallons of alcohol
to the ton and supply, pipes of the popular
Missouri pattern. Corn is king when It
comes to variety of uses.
, Another finf aa Coming;,
', Philadelphia Frees.
Secretary Taft predicts that the Panama
canal wlll.be finished In eight years. Per
haps ha can also tnl whether ha will then
be serving hla second term as president.
la the Pnrn Muscled f
The return of Pete, the bull terrier, to
the Whits House as one of the guards
Is taken as an Indication that hereafter
those who are In any doubt where they
stand will be given 'a chance to try their
troubles on the dog before submitting them
to the higher authorities.
Humble Helps In Kmergenclea.
New York Evening Post.
It takes the occaaional breaking down of
a dynamd and the conseauent hurried
j search for the humble candle to remind ua
that we have not quite scaled the em
pyrean. Mr. Wellman, who hopes to reach
the north pole In an airship, Is taking
along a lot of Siberian dogs.
That's Another Story.
Kansas City Star.
Mr. Mellen. president of the Near YorW
New Haven A Hartford railroad, la pre
paring a statement to show that the actual
value of his road Is tw'lce aa much na nil
outstanding stocks and bonds Now, how
aoea tnia estimate compare with the valu
ation placed on the property for taxation
PnosPKIllTVS TRXACIOt g HOLD
Political Sllnnllon that la Not En.
Conragrlngr to Democrata.
The tenacity with, which prosperity holda
on and the strong promise It gives of In
definite continuance conatltute a feature of
the political situation that Is not encourag
ing to democrats. So great Is this prosper
ity that the most ardent of democratic
newspupers admit It as freely and seem to
dwell upon It with -as much pleasure as
their republican contemporaries. One of
these, the Boston Post, remarks that "such
a sharp and sudden shock as that which de
moralized th stock market a few weeks
ego should be expected to leave scars If
not open wounds upon the commercial sit
uation. That It has not done this Is a re
markable testimony to the stability of the
material conditions upon which rests the
prosperity now enjoyed by the people of
our country." Our Boston contemporary
submits that "there haa come an enforced
pauae In the feverlah activity which char
acterised the season Just passed, but," says
tho Post, "there is a sustaining force hold
ing up the operations of Industry both In
production and exchange." Thia Is not a
good argument for free trade, and it doea
not cry aloud for a revision of the tariff
baaed on the proposition that "protection Is
robbery." Another free trade newspaper,
the Philadelphia Record, cltea with some
thing of exultation some statistics that are
a splendid tribute to the doctrine of pro
tection. For example: "In nine months of
the current flaeal year the Imports have
amounted to ll.aw.OOO.OOO, which la $152.000,.
00U more than a year ago. and t238.000.0OO
more than two years ago. But the exports
have Increased not less remarkably. In
the past nine months they reached a total
of H.IM.OOOXXiO. and It waa not till 1M that
the exports of an entire year reached such
flgurea, and they fell below them In -190
and 1903 and but little exceeded them In
the twelve months of 1904." Prosperity,
however. Is not always a guarantee of vic
tory In campaigns for the party in power.
This country had never been more prosper
ous than it waa In 1WC Wages were higher
than they had ever before been. But that
year was marked .in our political annala by
g tidal wav of democratic triumph. What
haa keen, may t again.
BIT OP W HINOTO 1.1KK
Minor Scenes and Incidents Sketcked
n the Spot.
Not withstanding repented denials, pooh
poohing, smiling scoff and other signs of
amusement at the absurdity f the sug
gestion, there Is one conclusive sign that
I'ncle Joe Cannon would not ahy If a presi
dents! nomination came hla way. He is
sporting a new "lid" that la accounted a
dream of beauty, and an Irrea s'llle attrac
tion f-r presidential bees. The speaker
paratted with the tw headgear In Wash
ington the other day, and turned the heads
of the multitude. One correspondent pro-
nouncea tbe hat "a confection a syrnp-
nony in mritow cream, witn a illy whits
hand. In texture It Is soft, almost filmy,
and decidedly diaphanous. Ita curves
are beautiful and Just sufficiently wide to
shade the wearer's eyes without concealing
the Romanesque lineaments rf hla face."
Beyond Intimating that the May day won
der Is a gift from a friend, the speaker
refused to give any Information whence It
came, thua leaving Taft. Fairbanks, For
aker and other rivals hopelessly In the
dark. It makes the speaker look twenty
years, an advantage he expects to hold
for at least fourteen months to come.
The late Senator Burton? of Kansas, Is
beset by one trouble that he did not list In
hla category of woes after being released
from durance vile for violating a Federal
statute while a member of the upper house.
He Is of opinion that some of the Sun
flower atate membera of congress are rub
bing It In on him with unnecessary cruelty
by sending garden seeds to Mrs. Burtom
A few days ago he wrote a letter to one of
his torturers In Washington, In which ha
said: "Mrs. Burton wishes me to thank
you for yr.ur kindness, and I do It. Now
a few words on my own account. I waa a
senator when you were only a common
citizen. Now that I am a common cltlxea
-one of the plain people and you are a
congressman, do you think, as man to man.
It Is right for yoti to do this? Did I ever
do it to you? Did I ever send your wife
garden seeds, so thHt she would drive you
Into the garden and keep you there to
sweat and cuss, and cuss and sweat, when
you wanted to go down t-ewn and have a
cigar? No, I didn't; and I want you to ac
knowledge that this Is a low-down, trick of
yours, and if It Is repeated I shall settle
with you personally."
Special agents of the United States pen
sion bureau have Just turned up the most
extraordinary pension fraud In the history
of the bureau.
In im Mrs. Ellen Klrkpatrlck of Denl
son, Kan., applied for a pension as a de
pendent mother of John D. Klrkpatrlck,
a soldier In Company B, Ninety-third
Illinois regiment wrra was killed In bat
tle. She presented the case herself, em
ployed no lawyer and asked no assistance
from any member of congress. The pa
pers were all In due form and all evidence
needed was cheerfully supplied. The evi
dence consisted of her "son's" army record,
records showing their relationship, affida
vits showing that ahe was a widow and
depended upon the son who was killed,
and letters from the "son" to mother. A
most complete case was made out and she
was granted a pension of 12 a month. She
has been drawing it ever since until a few
weeks ago. All told, she haa drawn more
Some time ago an application for a
widow's pension came in from Mrs. Ellen
Klrkpatrlck of Denlson. Kan. She claims
to be the wife of J. W. Jf Irkpatrick. who
had died a few months previous. The
case was complete, except one thing, ft
did not show that the "widow's" husband
had served ninety days in the war. A
special agent was sent to Investigate the
matter, and as a result the whale fraud
It develops that the woman Is not the
mother of the "dependent son" on whose
record ahe hag drawn $3,300 pension; In
fact, she was related In no way to the dead
soldier. It also transpires that the "dead
husband," on whose record she bad ap
plied for a widow's pension, la still very
much alive, and has in an application of
his own for a pension under tha Mc
Cumber service pension act.
The special agents who investigated the
case say that Mrs. Klrkpatrlck built up
both cases out of the whole cloth, and that
all the papers in both cases, purported to
be signed by other persons, are forgeries.
They claim that the woman did the work
unaided, so far as they are able to ascer
tain, and that no one else, not even her
husband, knew anything about the mat
ter. Probably nobody In the government ser
vice has had so many interesting and un
usual experiences as have fallen to tho
lot within the last year of Prof. Frank
N. Meyer, explorer for the Agricultural
department. He has Just completed a re
markable tour of China, Corea and Alaska
In search of plants, flowers and cereals.
In the prosecution of his werk he pene
trated remote and mysterious parts of
those lands which It Is believed were never
before visited by a white man. He has
brought buck to Washington specimens of
plantr, flowers and cereals that arc new
to the Agricultural department and Is now
preparing an elaborate report that will In
clude some of bis more novel experiences
Senator John T. Morgan of Alabama oc
casionally writes magaslne articles which
Involve a great deal of research, but he
uniformly reluses to accept pay for them.
In the course of his public career he has
been offered Innumerable railroad paasea,
but never accepted any either for hlmelf
or any member of his family. Though
over 80 years old, he thinks nothing of
working half the night. The senator never
haunts the departments looking for Jobs
for constituents. Of moderate means when
he entered the senate- he Is now a poor
man, having little or nothing but his sal
ary. Inverted servants are not proving a suc
cess at the national capital. This winter
not a single official household has main
tained the yellow or crimson garbed
flunkies, and even the foreign embassies
and legations have toned down the gorge
ous satin and velvet of their retainer.
The "nabobs." such as the Pierre Lorll
lards. the Perry Belmonts and the George
Vunderbirts, still hold out against this
decree toward the simple life, but the Bos
tonese and others at the capital are con
tent with house servants In plain blaolc
Anglo-rellle or Anglo-Saxon.
New Tork Independent.
Why do we speak of the Anglo-Saxon
world, of the Anglo-Baxon spreh or peo
ple? It la only England that Is predomi
nantly AJiglo-Saxon, and even that la
hardly true. Scotland. Wales, and Ireland
are predominantly, almost entirely Celtic,
and when we speak of the people of Great
Britain and the larger English-speaking
world we ought to think and speak of
them not as Anglo-Saxons but as Anglo
Celts. The basis of our American popu
lation Is Anglo-Celtic. From tha beginning
the Scotch and tha Irish and tbe Welsh
have settled ber as well as the English.
Their descendants have a pride In their
ancestry. They do not Ilka to be called
Anglo-Saxons when they are not They
may consent to tbe word British for their
cousIds who still live In Great Britain, but
they are not English, except as their com
mon tongue haa taken the name of Eng
land, where It originated.
Una C2J u
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The new Pure Food Law
makes the label tell what is in
the can or carton. There is
Biscuit but the whole wheat,
steam-cooked, shredded and
baked. It's the purest, most
nutritious cereal food in the
world, made in the cleanest,
most hygienic food factory on
For breakfast heat the Biscuit in oven to
restore crispness, pour hot milk over it; add a
little cream and a little salt ; or, sweeten to
taste. Shredded Wheat is also delicious and
wholesome forany meal in combination with
fresh or preserved fruits. At your grocers.
Perhaps the Egyptian camel Is so often
named Roosevelt from the habit of having
his back up.
The estate of the late James M. Eckles
It Is believed will not be over $J00,O00. The
widow and daughter will receive every
thing. "Father" Clarke of tho Christian En
deavor society recently escaped, death by a
narrow margin while touring in the Andes.
While riding 9,000 feet above the sea level
his train ran Into a landslide. But for the
fact of the slowness with which the mass
moved and the softness of the debris, the
train would have plunged several hundred
Three of the yoonger generation of the
Vanderbllt family are serving the New
York Central. Alfred O. Vanderbllt has his
desk In the financial department, Cornelius
'finds his greatesX Interest in the shop and
construction department and Is laid to
know a railroad from the roadbed up. Ills
cousin, William K. Vanderbllt, Jr., has
combined both the financial and practical
Expositions, like the circus, threaten to
go on forever. Seattle will follow James
town. Baltimore, threatens to pull pff the
Banner exposition In 1914 and New Eng
land talks of celebrating similarly the ter
centenary of Plymouth Bock In 1920. When
present and future shows are added to
those of the past and the accounts cast up,
It Is safe to piedict that the Omaha ex
position will loom above all as a financial
and artistic triumph.
It la not generally known that President
Roosevelt has such knowledge of foreign
languages as few men can boast. He mas
tered Frenfti and German while a boy in
the countries where these languagea are
native, acquired a Spanish patois whllo
among cowboys In the west, and only a
few years ago learned to read and write
Italian. The tongue of his Dutch ancestors
Is familiar to him, and his friend, Jacob
Rils, taught him the language of Denmark.
Shelby M. Cullom, the senior senator from
Illinois, has had considerable amusement
at an Item going the rounds of the news
papers that a recent attnok of Indigestion
waa caused by hla swallowing a piece of
tobacco. Tn answer to a query on the sub
ject Senator Cullom replied: "I have never
taken but one chew of tobacco In my, life,
and that was more than fifty years ago. J
do not care," lie added, with a shudder,
"to repeat ths experience. My, how sick
The Bat for the Rest.
St. ' Louie Globe-Democrat.
The secretary of agriculture declares that
"Ours la the beat meat consumed by any
people, as no other notion takes the same
care or goes to such an expense to secure
It." Thua the new Inspection laws are a
boon to the American meat trade as well
as to the consumers.
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"Ah!" exclaimed the good old soul, ob
serving how cheerfully the laborer whistled
as ha tolled, "you're contented at least.
1 am glad to see your work Is not be
"Quit yer klddln', lady," replied the la
borer, "I'm dlgBin' a trench." Philadelphia,
Percy had asked the rich banker for the
hand of Miss Ularivs.
"Young man," said the banker, "can you
provide my daughter with the style of
touring car to which she has been ac
Percy alas! had thought np an answer
to every possible question but that. Chi
Fornker had touched off hla fireworks.
There was a faint sizzle, a little smoke
"Ha. I see," he exclaimed, after n brief
Investigation. "The powder wns .-tuff con
demned to the War department." Philadel
Watkyns Dr. IloJus is very successful In
his profession. Isn't he?
Wylkyns I guess so. Tie has three uu
tomobllrs. Somervllle Jourt al.
"What sort of breakfast food do you
like, Mr. Newcome?" asked Mrs. Starvoni
on hla first morning in her hoime.
"Well," replied the new boarder. "I
wouldn't mind . some grape-fruit, lamb
chops, S couple, of poached ?kks on tonst,
hot muffins and coffee." Philadelphia, '
U m a a
"They say," observed the professor, "that
I Irt.i .... . 1 a. L.'....aa, ........ l.aa... ....... I
'Roosevelt.' Well, that Isn't so shK-ki ij;ly
inappropriate. A camel is a terribly roiiKh
rider, Is always humping itself, has to heur
a great many burdens and seldom takes
water.' " Chicago Tribune.
the Ki.nnx ati Pitot i:is.
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And on th one gjbject tho changes they
Cut It out;
They see to remilt It will give a short cut,
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If worry Is tearing your brlrg to rugs.
Cut It out;
If temper or quarrel to peace threatens
Cut It out;
If you feel on your forehead a cros frown
If you're llku a wet blanket yo.ir comrade
If you know a sharp word is at tho tip
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; cm it out. ;
If you write for the press on both sides
of the sheet.
Cut It out;
If you put In a phrase you think wittily
CCT IT OCT!
If you fall In deep luve with the dimple
Of a fairy who makes your heart rapidly
And some other fellow find Ural with tha
Cut him out!
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