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HIE OMATIA DAILY DEE: THURSDAY. MAY P. 1007.
The Omaha Daily Bee.
FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROSE WATER
VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR.
' Entered at Omaha postofflca aa second
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Evening; Dee (with Bundnyi. per week. ...loo
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111 very to City Circulation Department.
Omaha The Roe Hulldlng-.
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Council Hluffa 10 Pearl Street.
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Washington 601 Fourteenth Street.
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Remit by draft, exprene or poet a 1 order,
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Only 2-cent stamps received In payment of
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Omaha or eastern exohnna-e, not accepted.
THB BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY.
STATEMENT OF CIRCTTt.ATION.
Btste of Nebraska. Douglas County.
Charles C. Roaewater, general manager
f The Bee Puhltahtr.g Company, being
duly awnrn, aava that the actual number
ff full and complete coplee of The Dally,
Homing, Evening and Sunday DH printed
during the month of April, 107, waa aa
1 S3.670 17 38.00
J 34.090 18 B.O50
1 84.110 19 3440
j .34.390 JO 88,010
34,330 21 33,390
34,330 22 35,090
31,400 St 85,800
34.BP0 S4 38,430
34,490 It 38,470
10 84,800 M 3,340
11 34.410 27 38,830
12 39,790 21 34. 9O0
13 88,680 29 39,810
It 33.400 SO 80,650
1 84,680 Total 1038,410
Leaa untold and returned coplee. 8,884
Net total iae.BM
Dally average , 34,384
CHARLES C. ROSEWATER.
Subscribed In my pretence and sworn to
before me this loth day of April. 107.
BeaX) i. B. HUNOATK.
WHE1 Ol'T Or TOWH.
nbserlbers leaving the city tern
porarlly. abonld bar The Bee
Bailed to them. Addreaa will be
chanced aa oftea aa reqaested.
Unofficial reports Indicate that the
plclnc plant haa been damaged by
Iceland insists upon a flag of its
own. Iceland Is welcome to the cold
Maybelle Oilman ia making it plain
that Bhe is aa true as steel dividends
to W. E. Corey.
And now the Department of Justice
Is trying to smash the main spring of
the Watch trust.
With the city election returns In
down at Lincoln, they will now begin
to tell the story how it fiappened.
A Boston judge defines financial in
sanity as a mania for spending money.
The other extreme is tfghtwadisni.
Nebraska medics by holding a state
meeting serve a double purpose to get
little recreation and give their pa
tients time to get well. ' ' '
By deciding to annex husband No. '3,
Lillian Russell's daughter hows some
disposition to try to equal her moth
er's matrimonial batting average.
It is announced that the "finishing
touches are being put on the James
town exposition.". The "finishing
touches" are usually put on the vis
itors. "Theodore HooBevelt is no child,"
says Senator Beverldge, who suftors
from a headache every day that he
falls to announce some startling dis
covery. Omaha takes In over 3,000 a year
by the sale of dog tags. If the num
ber of dogs should be reduced no one
would begrudge the loss of municipal
, Just as an indication of the prevail
ing prosperity, a Kansas tailor offers
pot only to make a suit of clothes for
Secretary Tuft free of charge, but also
to furnish the cloth.
It la hoped by all. friends of Ellen
Terry that "her latest matrimonial ven
ture will torn out happily, in spite of
the fact that the ceremony was per
formed at Pittsburg."
Wall street has a cause for com
plaint in the president's refusal to, ap
point any high financier as a member
of the commission to study the water
tupply of the nation.
uenver oner3 ijuu.uuo to secure
tho location of the republican national
convention, next year. Denver still
has a notion that everything of a po
litical nature goes toMhe highest bid
Nebraska railroads object to their
local agents making reports dlroct to
the State Railway commission. Surh
8 procedure might take some of the
censors at: railway headquarters out
of a job.
One Georgia man owns seven distil
lerles and two sugar full's, rU running
at full capacity. The addition of a
mint farm would equip him with all
the essentials tor suppljlng one con
stant and insistent Georgia demand.
If there is any way of complicating
and protracting the litigation between
the city of Omaha and the Omaha
Water company count on the lawyers
who aro milking the row not to over
look It. Ia the meantime the pecple
foot the btt'.n. ,
nniyr.inn tub hattkr io.w?.
That Kansas wheat and corn la
worth about 6 cents more per bushel
than the wheat and corn of Nebraska
Is the striking assert Ion made by the
New Orleans Picayune and proved by
figures. The difference In value Is
not due to any superior quality of the
Kansas products, btit Is caused en
tirely by the fact that Kansas Is 220
miles nearer New Orleans and has the
advantage of water transportation to
the gulf port. The Picayune declares
that this advantage means a loss of
15,000,000 to Nebraska on Its wheat
crop and a total of $12,000,000 on Its
wheat, corn, oats and other cereals.
"In addition," says the Picayune, "to
the proposed channel for commerce be
tween the northern lakes and the
Mississippi river, there, ought to be
first-class through-water- transporta
tion from St. Paul to New Orleans,
Omaha to New Orleans, from Little
Rock to New Orleans, and from all
Intermediate river points to each of
the several terminal stations. This
will be done when the necessity of se
curing the cheapest transportation
charges shall be realUed and when
the up-to-date steam vessels shall be
operated on the internal waterways."
The Plcayune'B figures are slightly
Inaccurate, as the rate on wheat from
Omaha to the gulf is but 1 cent a
bushel more than from Kansas City,
but the argument Is Bound as showing
the great Ions suffered annually by
western farmers by reason of the
heavy cost of railroad transportation
as compared with water transporta
tion In getting their crops to market.
Conditions emphasize the Importance
of securing navigable channels on the
streams In the Interior of the country
as It Is to spend millions annually In
the Improvement of rivers nearer the
seaboard. The railroads frankly con
fess their inability to handle all the
traffic offered to them, thus furnishing
an additional reason in support of the
plan now contemplated by the Inland
Waterways commission, authorized by
the last .congress, for a systematic Im
provement of all of the rivers of the
country that can possibly be made
Tiro WISDMILL FIGHTERS.
James M. Beck, former assistant at
torney general of the . United States
and now a corporation attorney, and
Prof. Charles R. Henderson of the
University of Chicago are the latest
additions to the long list of able men
making startling discoveries to alarm
the country. In an address at a bank
ers' convention In Philadelphia, Mr.
Beck, admitting that 'he is losing his
faith In the American people, said:
I believe that never before has class
hatred so dominated the public mind as
at this hour. In McKlnley's time there
was an era of good feeling, but I think
today a man must be blind who cannot
aee the feeling, never before so exagger
ated, of hatred and envy of prosperity.
Mr. Beck Is apparently convinced
that every man who has a dollar above
his immediate needs is the object of
envy and hatred and malice on the
part of all who are lesa abundantly
supplied with the world's goods.. He
seems to be laboring under the im
rresslon that the common, : every-day
hard-wjrklug Amorlcan hates wealth
for Its own sake and Is ready to Join
In any action that would destroy the
rich and strangle prosperity. The pic
ture is a dismal one, but Is filled with
tunshlne aad sweetness compared with
that limned by Prof. Henderson, de
picting the condition of the working
man. In supporting a bill before the
Illinois legislature for the establish
ment of a worklngman's Insurance
scheme by employers, Prof. Henderson
Working-men are becoming criminals on
account of the desperate outlook they are
often forced to face. This bill must be
passed In order to quell this spirit of re
volt and win the worklngman bock to
the church, the law, and the government.
Class hatred does not dominate the
American people and It 1b difficult to
decide whether Mr. Beck is the more
foolish when he talks about the work
lngman's hatred of wealth, or Prof.
Henderson, when he chatters about the
worklngman becoming a criminal when
he hesitates long enough to consider
his awful position. The wage workers
of the nation are not criminals and
have no Intentlan of becoming so. They
are enjoying steady employment, with
their services at a premium, and at
better wages than are paid to tollers in
any other country In the world. Every
development In the commercial and In
dustrial world In the last year Bhows
noticeable decline of the old,- ill
founded suspicion and distrust be
tween capital and labor, and that their
relations, while not perfect, are more
harmonious Iran ever before.
One naturally would look for the
name of some Texas town as the scene
of a raid by police authorities and
the capturo of several thousand re
volvers, hundreds of knives, ranging
from the Arkansas bowle to the keen
bladed stiletto, and a general collection
of rlung-shots, billies, brass knuckles
and other Instruments of slaughter.
The raid did not take place In Texas,
but in New York, whore the police
authorities have begun a campaign for
universal Individual disarmament. The
crusade Is not aimed at any particu
lar clars of citUeas, but against the
custom of carrying deadly weapons
that has grown in New Vork in r.bout
tho proportion that It haa decreased
In the wild and woolly west. Feveral
hundred walking arsenals haro al
leady been fined heavily ai a result
of tho crusade, and one roan, whose
collection of knives and deadly weap
ons would have furnished a starting
stock for warship, hns been sen
tenced to the penitentiary for a terra
of three yers.
The New York campaign against
gun-totlng la traceable to the com
mission of ten murdera In one week,
with the revolver or knife, and the
serious wounding of more than a score
of persons In affrays In which the dirk,
tho slung-shot and the brass knucks
figured as weapons of offense. It Is a
rather snd commentary on American
respect for law that such methods have
to be used to enforce the laws against
carrying deadly weapons. No good
excuse can be offered by any citizen of
any part of the country, In this day,
for the weapon-carrying habit. In the
frontier days In the west, when con
ditions compelled nearly every man
to be his own law, there waa both
excuse and necessity for platol carry
ing, but the trusty '''gun" was strapped
to the waist and was as much a part
of the dress as the shirt and more so
than the hat. The concealed weapon
habit is of eastern origin and prima
facie evidence of either cowardice or
In dealing with the deadly weapon
vice. New York might take a lesson
from Texas and many southern states,
where the gun-toter once attained
Mb highest development. The Texas
law makes pistol carrying a felony,
except in specific authorized cases, and
requires the revolver seller to report
his sales accurately to the police au
thorities. The Texas authorities go
on the theory that the sale of pistols
should be surrounded by as many pre
cautions and safeguards as the sale of
poison. The adoption of such laws In
other states might relieve them of the
homicide mania which seems to be
growing Instead of lessening.
AfoRBZ.Ef.Mi, horse flay
The peremptory order Issued by the
Water board requiring the water com
pany to build forthwith a 75,000,000
gallon reservoir at a specified location
Is nothing but another Installment of
legal horse-play In the series of simi
lar performances with which the pub
lic has been regaled during the four
years that we have been perfecting
"Immediate" municipal ownership of
the water plant by compulsory pur
chase under the Howell water bill. The
city through its Water board first
elected to buy the works and appointed
appraisers to fix the value, but when
the appraisement was rendered It
elected not to buy the works at that
valuation and appointed another engi
neer to represent the city for a re
appraisement. The water company
took the position that the valuation
made is binding, on the city and has
appealed to the federal court for a de
cree of specific performance In theoon
traxt of sale. . While this suit la pend
ing the owners of the water company
will hardly be disposed to put any
more money Into the plant beyond
what la necessary to keep It in repair
without some assurance on the part
of the city that the cost of the Im
provements would be added to the val
uation fixed by the appraisers as the
price to be paid In the event that pur
chase la effected under the pending
That the four years' stagnation pro
duced by the compulsory purchase
scheme has prevented enlargements
and Improvements to meet the steadily
increasing demands of a growing city,
which would otherwise naturally have
been made by the water company, is
obvious to all. That Is the most dan
gerous and objectionable feature of the
water works situation, so far as It con
cerns the people of Omaha as a whole,
because It ia constantly exposing the
city to unnecessary fire risks and ham
pering our Industrial expansion. But
no piecemeal solution of the problem
through the construction of a new
reservoir for temporary relief will an
swer the purpose. Aa The Bee pointed
out months ago, we must In the long
run accept one of two alternatives
either come to an agreement with the
owners of. the water works for pur
chase by the city at a mutually satis
factory price, or waive the purchase
right and enter Into a new contract
with substantial concessions in tho
way of lower hydrant rentals and re
duced meter rates. No amoin.t of
legal horse-play Is likely to change the
final outcome as thus forecasted.
Railroad tax agents are making a
brave stand before the State Board of
Assessment to secure reduced taxes In
Nebraska for their companies. Every
one of them insists that no increase be
made in the valuation of railroad prop
erty, although it is morally certain
that a considerable increase will be
shown by the grand assessment roll.
In other words. If the assessment of
railway property remains stationary
while the assessment of other property
goes up the result In dollars and cents
will be an actual reduction of taxes
paid by the railroads, assuming that
there Is no material change In the rate.
The tax agents know what they are do
ing when they undertake to hold the
railroad assessment level.
Cheap power and cheap transporta
tion are two very essential elements
In the development of manufacturing
industries and anything that would
give Omaha an advantage tn these re
spects Is to be encouraged. We have
been talking power canal, however, off
and on for ten or twelve years and
built enough power plants on paper to
turn all the wheels in the United
States. Whenever a tangible aad
feasible proposition Is presented t
procure cheaper power Omaha will be
ready o entertain It and consider 1'.
but mere alr-castle building Is a waste
of valuable time.
The Lincoln Star appeals to Dean
Roscoe Pound of the State university
law school not to let his patriotism
Bnd loyalty to the university be over
come "by anything aave an exceedingly
large and compelling 6alary." The
Dean will, doubtless, move for a spe
cific definition of what constitutes an
exceedingly large and compelling
Members of a religious sect up in
Montana have disposed of their prop
erty for nominal Bums, believing that
the world will come to an end In ten
days. Of course the kindly Montan
ana will return the property to them
at the sale price when they realize
The divorce of the Union Pacific
from the coal business may foreshadow
a serious situation next winter, as the
railroad officials insist, but the people
affected have all Joined a "Don't
Worry" club and will not become
alarmed until they begin to shiver
Before the election at Lincoln the
democrats were appealing for votes to
re-elect the Incumbent mayor as an en
dorsement of his nonpartisan business
administration. After election they
will be heralding their success far and
wide as a great democratic victory.
Attorney Wright of the Water board
evidently wants to make a show of
earning his salary out of the city treas
ury by doing something besides going
to Lincoln as a railroad lobbyist to
fight terminal taxation.
Sir William Ramsey hastens to deny
the report that he has discovered a
method of making artificial copper.
The get-rich-qulck copper operatorB
will havo to confine their work to Mon
tana and New Mexico.
No question of labor, capital or
politics should be allowed In the Hay-wood-Moyer
trial at Boise. The men
are charged with murder and the case
should be tried on that Issue alone.
An army court martial has decided that
to borrow money and fall to keep a
promise to pay It back Is "conduct unbe
coming an officer and a gentleman." Ap
parently It applies to both.
A Platform Well Braced.
New York Tribune.
Mr. Bryan has at last found a platform
which will not break down even under his
weight. Having ceased discussing the price
of sliver and wheat, he returns to the price
of a Soul, on which he lectured In Chicago.
He believes lawyers can be prevented from
selling their services to corrupt clients. If
the world-encircling Nebraskan will make a
national lsnue of this reform, he will surely
be able to rise up phoenixlike out of the
ashes of sclf-invlted oblivion.
Reminders front History.
Kansas City Star.
Standard Oil "stands pat" for rebates. It
has fallen back on the "constitution." In
this it can point to many Illustrious pre
cedentsthe Bourbon aristocracy of France,
Georgo HI of England, the southern slave
holders, the Russian grand dukes, etc. If
this kind of company pleases the Standard
Oil company It is Its privilege to choose
and to keep It, even In the light of the re
sults which history records aa attending
that kind of behavior:
Slams of Jr" Cities.
Kansas City Star. t
A list of all the "Jay"' features of Amer
ican cities would first name the bill boards.
The bill boards flaunt themselves In the
public eye. That Is what they are for. Let
a man put up a fine house for residence or
business purposes, and he Is taxed as
though he ought to be discouraged for
doing a good thing. But let him devote a
vacant lot to an eyesore or a menace to
passersby and there is an eloquent plea
about a citizen's right to do with his prop
erty what he pleases.
APRIL FIRES LOSSES.
A Comparative Showing; Far From
New York Journal of Commerce.
The fire loss of the United States and
Canada for the month of April, as com
piled from the carefully kept records of
The Journal of Commerce and Commercial
Bulletin, shows a total of in.S2S.900. The
great Pan Francisco conflagration occurred
In April, 1806, so that comparison will
naturally be made with the same month
In 1906, from which It will be seen that
April thin year waa unusually expensive
to the fire underwriters. The following
table gives a. comparison by months of the
losses this year with 1905 and 1906:
1906. . 19W. 1907.
January 1fi.'f7H,l"0 f 17.7-'3.X 2-t.lH.9n
February 25,6l.mo 18.249.350 1! RTI.ftiO
March 14.751. fl"0 18.77.7SO 3K9.7)
April ll.dCl.35C 29:,501,1 a.9-J6.00
Total 4 ?noa $ta.621.8fiO 347.?n?fi50 $88,427,100
May 12,73',.2fiO ls.M2.H50
Tot. ISmos. tl75.1.3.FjO Vi9.nO.000
There were dur.ng Apr,! 375 fires when;
the loss reached ot e-xceecVd $10,000 In eac'i
instance. A detailed' lit o'.' these Ares i'p
pars on the lnauraivt page, this Issue,
but for comparison they may be classified
$10000 to $20,nno IM
0.000 to HO.0H0 78
.() to 50.0H) 40
W OO to 76.0"O . 40
75.fo to IOO.OiiO u
100.000 to JraOuO 26
2UO.OU0 and over 19
The Area of special Importance during the
month under review were these:
San Franlcaco, Cal., electric power
house $ 270.0T0
Montreal. Que., untveratty bulldlnge. OOO.Ouo
New York City street railway car
Columbus, O , business blwk 3f0.oi
Chlrkasha, I. T., cotton compress.. luu.Oo
Montreal, Que., university medical
Allegheny. 1'a.. packing plant j.wj
Minneapolis, Minn., railroad freight
I'nlon City, Pa., chair factory 0.ooo
lrtln, O.. atove worka 2J0,k
The Are Insurance companies have In
general fared unfortunately In 1907. Flrta
have been abnormally frequent and ex
pensive, and nearly all of the large Area
have been In well Insured property. In ad
dition the fall In market values of securi
ties has been another factor la discourajf-
t Ins 6r underwriters.
niT of WAniGTfn i.ifk.
Minor Scenes and Incidents Sketched
nn the Spot.
If dreaming Is the result of bad dila
tion, the preal.lent of the t'nlted Ptates
mimt be blessed with a perfect system of
Interior saalmllation, for In reply to a
nutation a few days ngo he told a visitor
that not alnce he waa a child could he
renicmb.r having had a dream "while
aaleep." The last two wt rds are quoted
because, ns the Washington Herald avers,
the president uaed them. Mr. Roosevelt
told his visitor, the Herald says, that he
frequently had wondered why his rest at
nla-ht was not disturbed by dreams, ple.-is-nnt
or otherwise, as was the experience of
to mnny other persons of normal habits,
but thnt he could not recall a single In
stance since he emerged from adolescence
when his slumber wss haunted by thnie
strange operations of the mind called
dreams. He reckoned hla Immunity wns
due to a hnblt he hnd acquired after de
termined effort of throwing nil dull care
away as soon as he went to bed. It mat
ters not how crowded have been his wak
ing hours, when he has finished with the
day's work and drowsiness creeps upon his
senses, he gives himself up absolutely to
sleep. He has acquired the faculty Na
poleon hnd of completely shutting off the
currents of thought, and In a Jiffy after hs
"hits the bed" he Is sound asleep, and for
an unbroken stretch of eight hours, In
normal circumstances, his mind Is aa In
active aa If he were dead. Frequently, of
course, he does not sleep eight hours, but
this occurs only when the pr ss of public
business or other engagements keep him
up beyond hla usual hour of retirement or
necessitate his rising at an earlier hour
than usual. Even then he does not have
to be called, but wakes promptly at the
time set. He says that he has never had
to use an alarm clock, and seldom has he
had ta be called. The visitor says thnt
the president la unable to understand why
everybody normally constituted cannot reg
ulate sleep in this way.
Among the rarest of postage stamps are
the homely confederate Issues used on let
ters transported through the south In thfe
early days of the civil war. Nearly every
one of them Is unpleasing to the eye, yet
they are treasured specimens In the col
lections of those fortunate enough to pos
At the beginning of the war, relates the
Washington Post, no regular confederate
stamps were on hand and the postmasters
were authorised to receive money In pay
ment for the postage on letters to be for
warded. Small change was scarce and In
order to facilitate matters postmnrters Is
sued local stamps of their own design and
sold them to patrons a number at a time.
These stamps could thereafter be pre
sented to the postnwujter In payment of
Confederate provisional stamps and en
velopes Include 144 different varieties and
the majority are held at a very high pre
mium. Of many varieties not more than
one specimen Is known, although it Is not
at all improbable that other specimens of
some of these rarities are now resting on
old war-time letter stowed away and for
gotten. So scarce are stamp and so rarely do
they come up for sale that the standard
cataloguea do not mention the prices at
which they are held. When a specimen
does come to light It usually changes hands
at a private sale and thus not even expert
collectors are always aware of the ap
proximate value of rare isaues.
A day or two after George B. Cortelyou
assumed the duties of secretary of the
treasury he was visited by an elderly man
.who wanted an appointment as connaenum
! clerk to one of the assistant secretaries.
Notwithstanding the fact that he was very
busy at the time. Mr. Cortelyou gave the
elderly person a hearing. On account of
his age, Mr. Cortelyou said, he felt that he
could not comply with the request. So,
gently but firmly, he intimated to the old
! man that It waa about time ror nun io go.
I This, however, did not dampen the latter's
spirit in the least. "Now, air," said he,
' "as I feel mynelf peculiarly competent to
I All. one of these confidential clerkships, I
i hoi-, that vou will further consider my ap
plication." Then, wagging his head moat
Impressively, he added: "Oh, Mr. Cortel
you, I could be so confidential!"
The models of the large bronze doors
which the Washington sculptor, Louis
Amatels, was authorised to design for the
main entrance to the capitol, need but a
few finishing touches before they will be
ready to be cast In bronse, reports the
Washington Post. The bronse doors at the
east entrance of the capitol represent tho
discovery of America, and those at the
senate and house entrances the American
revolution and ,he forming of the nation.
The new doors will tell the story In bronse
of the intellectual and physical progress of
the country, the apotheosis of America.
The transom panel shows the Agure of
America seated in a chariot drawn by
lions, typical of strength, and led by a
child', signifying the superiority of Intel
lectual over brute force. On this panel, to
the sides of the chariot, are Agures repre
senting learning, architecture, literature,
painting, music, sculpture, agriculture,
mining, commerce and Industry.
The four panels on one side of the door
stand for Jurisprudence, science, the fine
arts and mining, and those on the other
side for agriculture. Iron and electricity,
engineering and naval architecture and
commerce. The Jurisprudence panel por
trays a meeting of the first supreme court,
presided over by Chief Justice John Mar
shall. In the science panel is a group of the
world's greatest scientific workers, .from
Hlpparchus. the first astronomer, down to
Darwin. Fine arts are represented by
Homer, Shakespeare, Goethe, Hugo, Bee
thoven and several others. The mining
panel shows a scene In a mine, and the
agricultural panel a harvest scene.
Men building a railroad occupy tho panel
on engineering, while the Iron and elec
tricity panel shows workers In Iron and
electric factories. Naval architecture and
commerce are depleted by a sailor holding
t On j- with a liberty cap on top, by boy
studying a globe, and by several- other
Htatuott'' xud medallions of the Amer
icans w.'io have been foremost In the va
rious professions and arts surround the
respective panels. Among them are Frank
lin, Jefferson, Webster, Madison, Henry,
Poe, Latrobe, Marshall, Holley, Secretary
of Agriculture Wilson, Howe, Whitney,
Peter Cooper, Rowland, Eads, General
Casey, Fulton, Ericsson, Edison, Charlea
Graham Bell, Simon Newcomb and others
who have won fame aa scientists, Inventors.
Jurists or In some other way.
Light of tho Fntnre.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
On the fuel question Secretary of Agri
culture Wilson says that "Alcohol meets
the requirement and starchy plants yield
alcohol. The farm Is ready to supply hsat,
light and power when other sources fall."
It Is no longer In order to speak slightingly
of small potatoea, sawdust or ash-heaps.
Why Giro It Away.
There is likely to be hot discussion over
the assertion made tn Chicago that three
fourths of ths graduates of American
medical colleges are Incompetent, but It
would perhaps be the normal and wiser
course for those accused simply to bury the
matter In silence.
stomach disorders Its con-
tinued use means permanent
injury to health.
Following the advice of medical
scientists, England and France have i
passed laws prohibiting its use
in bread 'making.
J American housewives
should protect their house
holds against Alum's wrongs
by always buying pure Grape
Cream of Tartar Baking
J Pure Grape Cream of
Tartar Powder is to be
for the asking
Buy by name
Charles P. Taft, a former Ohio congress
man, owner of the Cincinnati Times-Star,
and brother of the war secretary, la cred
ited with a fortune of $20,000,000.
Even In times of peace General Fun
ston can't keep off the firing line. He has
Just declared himself anew in favor of
restoration of the army canteen.
Certain people In Montana have sold all
their property In view of the Impending
end of the world, but haven't explained
what they Intend to do with the money.
A great-great-grandson of George Wash
ington's brother Samuel, Captain Mervyn
C. Buckey, Is now on duty as an army en
gineer In Puget Sound. He Is believed to
be the only representative of the Washing
ton family now In the army or navy.
T. A. Jagger, Jr., professor of geology In
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Is at the head of a party that left Seattle
lost week for points In Alaska, where a
study will be made of seismic and vol
canic conditions in the Aleutian islands. .
Through the agency of the United States
Consul General Mr. Watts, a train of
twenty-nine Siberian sledge dogs has been
obtained In St. Petersburg for the Well
man arctic execution. The dogs will be
shipped via Archangel to Mr. Welltnan'a
base In Norway.
There will be an element of surprise In
the advice of Dr. Henry Gannett of the
United States geological survey: "If you
are old go to Alaska by all means, but if
you are young wait." Mr. Oannet gives
this reason for his advice: "The scenery
of Alaska la much grander than anything
else of the kind In the world and It Is not
well to dull one's capacity for enjoyment
by seeing the finest stghts first."
"So your son has taken up the study of
Instrumental music?' .
"I Vies he play con amore?"
"No, sir; he plays the fiddle." Baltimore
"I knew that man when he didn't have a
shirt to his back." said the old doctor.
"Why. I thought cjune of an old and
"He doe. I officiated at his birth.'
"Don't you think It wonderful that an
actrs should shd real tears?"
"If some actresses," answered Mr. Storm
Ington Hariits, "could see their own per
formances I do not see how they could
help it." Washington Star.
"You women," complHlned Mr. Knox,
"are forever discussing the faults of your
neighbor!!. If you'd only gosalp aboit their
goo.1 points It would b more edlfvlnjr."
"Perhaps," replied his wife, "but who'd
care to listen to us?" Catholic Standard
"Ton ought to be handcuff ed !" the
woman exi lalmed to her son. whom she
had cuu tlit in mlarhlef.
Acting on the theory, she boxed the lad's
ears. Philadelphia Ix-dgor.
"What's this first coupon on my ticket?"
asked the traveler, beginning to fold a
yard of pasteboard.
"That's our latent wrinkle," replied the
genial agent, "and entitles you to a first-
To choicest cattle in th
world arc railed oa the
Llcbif Company' great
farms ( Larger than Mlua
expressly for makta;
Extract of ttccl
the kiiiur punt food
product of the world sod
for forty years the first.
I louulna ! h
TV r""N ""J ?
WBE33 I -,
in food causes aj, ;
mi. ,.' n'rW.,
class burial If you huppm to Heed It sud
denly. We progress with the times, and it
is our aim to pleaae." Philadelphia Ledger.
t'pgardson Ptill occupying the sumc flatT
How does It happen that you didn't niova
Atom I found oy consulting tho van
owners that it Is no limner cheaper to
move than to pay rent. Chicago Tribune.
Doctor This patient lias water on ths
Nurse Very likely: he a riiilrnad capi
talist. Washington Herald.
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The fellow wlio ploils the roml
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A win?, I fc,-iy. for the man who tolls
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Who keeps his eyes to the bended skies
And tries to win with right.
A song for the ninn who lalois
With never a grouch cr frown
Who Feeks no fame or loTty nuine,
ThroiiKh ages runihl.n; down.
The man who bend nolo his tusk.
Though fate litis bevn unkind,
And does Ills beat to reni'll the crest
With throngs that dutfo and bind.
A song for the man who loses,
No tnatler where he mihv be
Who knows the cost of efforts lost,
And groped through myetery.
It iHn't niuih, the rong I give.
Its life is short, no doubt;
But a word of cheer for the fellow here
Who lort who's down and out!
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