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HIE- OMAHA DAILY BEE. . TUESDAY, JUNE 11. 1907.
The Omaha Daily Dei,
FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROSEWATER
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' VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR.
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STATEMENT OF" CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County. e.
Charles C. Hocewster, general manager
of The Be. Publishing Company, being
dulv sworn, sava that the actual number
of full and complete copies of The Dally,
Morning. Evening and Sunday Bee prlntd
during the month of May, 1907, was a
1 35.8G0 1 33.760
3 35310 IS 33,800
t 33.S90 0 38,370
4 80.410 II SW.SSO
6 34,300' li 38,610
,. 38,080 2S 38,500
7 85,480 St 35.W0
t. ......... 88,050 . 26 38,800
........... 35,730 2. 34,600
10 38,890 17 38,480
11 38,390 .-.. 35610
12 84,560 2 36,010
12 ..... 35,490 . 80. 38,630
14. 36,380 II 38,810
16 38,460 ToUl. ..1,096,630
17 30,360 . '
Less unsold and returned copies 8,867
Net total 1,069,PB3
Dally average....'.... 30,003
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before m iTila Hat day of May, 107.
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WHK.1 OCT Or TOWS.
Snbscrlbers leavlna the city teas-.,
porartly sboald have The Be
mailed te them. Address will be
changed as often as reejaested.
"What," asks the New York Sun,
"lg tho shortest hour of the day?"
The lunch hour.
It may be-argued that Mr. Roosevelt
lld not run for the presidency In 1904.
since he won In a walk.
- Orover Cleveland urges a law for
the protectldh of game. hogs. The game
hog la able to take care of Itself,
' Vice President Fairbanks Is .being
criticised for having written a book.
How could an Indlanan do otherwise?
. The mayor of , Milwaukee has re
fused a flattering1 offer to go on the
stage, but that's no sign ho Is a bad
actor; ' !. . i"
. Mr. Edison says we should shun
summer resorts. The, weather man
has made It easy to follow Mr. Edison's
advice. ' , .' ' :
Colonel t Henry Watterson declares
the democratic party needs new lead
ers. It Is In greater need of new fol
lowers. ? . If Harry Orchard's testimony at
tiolso were wrlttten in the form of a
dime novel detective story, would you
.' Mr. Bryan says he has noticed a
tendency " toward the loosening of
Strict party lines. He noticed It first,
probably, in 1896.
If the American missionaries are
driven out of China, there is a fine
field for' endeavor open to them in
San Francisco. '
The boy prince of Spain has already
been enrolled as a soldier. At present
he is devoting his attention to an at
tack on the commissary stores.
"Is there such a thing as insan
ity?" asks a writer In Current Litera
ture! Well, Senator Knox says be
thinks his chances of being - elected
president of the United States are very
good. ; '
. New York feels a special interest in
Crokor's winning of the English
Derby. New York furnished Croker
the money with which he bought the
It would be a relief to find some
"favorite son" mentioned for the presl
dentlal nomination without the accorn
panylng assurance that he Is "a foe to
the corporations." ' -.
Reports from Ohio Indicate that the
fight between Senator Foraker and
Secretary Taft will result in the elim
ination of Senator Dick. The fight,
then, will' not have been in vain.
The Omaha base ball team is mak
ing Itself quite a factor In the Western
league circles. Rain does not seem
to seriously affect tho charitable in
tention of thje management to win all
the games. -
The trade boosters had a very rest
ful Sunday at Portland. If telegraph
accounts are correct, between sight
seeing, church-going, fishing and ball
playttU the day was spent almost as
quietly as if the boosters had been at
The reduction in the state debt, al
though accomplished 8.8 the result of, a
special tax levy, Is very encouraging.
It means that Nebraska will soon be In
position to bulM tho state house and
do some ottiwr things that are much
ncc Jxi, '
BK OHMS f.T TMK POSTAlKKttttCH-
Mr. George Von L. Meyer, tha new
postmaster general, appesrs to have
brought something more with him
from Europe than the decorations be
had won In the diplomatic service at
Rome, Btr Petersburg and other for
eign capitals. While he has been at
the head of the Postofflce department
but a few months, he has shown a de
termination to even Improve upon tho
plans adopted by his predecessor, Mr.
Cortelyou, for cutting red tape, which
has hampered departmental operations,
end placing the postal service of the
country on a business basis. The fed
eral postofflce does a business amount
ing annually to more than 1400,000,
000 in receipts and expenditures, and
yet Postmaster General Meyer admits
that it is simply impossible, under the
system of bookkeeping that has been
long in vogue, to ascertain the cost of
any branch of the service or to dis
cover leaks and abuses until after all
possible harm has bevn done.
The condition of the service makes
it possible for men like Machen, Beav
ers and others who are now doing time
In the penitentiary, to work gigantic
frauds on the government. The rail
road and express companies and others
doing contract service for the govern
ment have opposed every effort at re
form andN modernization of the busi
ness of the department and have suc
ceeded pretty well in preventing any
reduction of mail transportation
charges or the installation rjf any re
forms that would furnish a check on
the disbursement of the department.
Two commissions appointed by con
gress are at work paving the way for
legislation intended to put the whole
service on an up-to-date basis. When
this Is done, congress and the public
will have Information available on the
actual cost of the work done In each
branch of the eervlce, the profit and
loss on each class of mall matter han
dled, the expense of the franking privi
lege and the real cost of railroad and
carrier delivery services. ' The post
master general Is already taking ad
vantage of these inquiries and pro
poses to inaugurate some reforms on
bis own account that will facilitate the
work of the commissions and serve the
betterment of the service.
' General Meyer proposes a change in
the registry and money order systems
now in vogue. He would confine the
registered mail as far as possible to
the transmission of deeds, documents
and valuables, leaving the function of
transmitting money to the money order
division. He would make postal notes
payable on identification, without wait
ing for the arrival of the postmaster's
letter of advice, and would furnish
small notes payable to any bearer on
presentation. The ' advantage of this
proposition Is evident to residents of
any city which is so large that the
postmaster is not personally acquainted
with every citizen. Under the present
system, the necessity of Identl&i'atlon
Is a tiresome nuisance and drYves busi
ness from the department to the banks
and express companies. General Meyer
would also extend the parcels post sys
tem, as rapidly as possible.
1 .While it is not desired that the
Postofflce department should be made
a source of governmental profit, it Is
highly desirable that the, antiquated
and obsolete methods that havn been
followed for years should be abolished
and that the service be modernized
and popularized., This work, while
difficult, promises to be speedily ac
complished and thev service rescued
from the inefficiency and waste which
has resulted in its operation at a heavy
deficit from year to year.
SHORT SMim JhD BUSINESS,
Probably It would be useless to 'at
tempt to ascertain why the American
girl decided to chop off her sleeves
midway between the biceps and the
funny bone and thus set a fashion
that has become almost universal, but
It is practically certain that she never
imagined she was going to cause a lot
of trouble in the business . world by
her action. As a result of her con
duct, an International problem " has
been produced and the Department of
Commerce and Labor at Washington
is making some Inquiries to ascertain
what can be done about It. The fact
has been called to the attention of the
department that there are not enough
kldskins in the world to supply the
American girl with the kind of kid
gloves she must have It she doesn't
want to look like a frump. The elan
ling Information comes from the Amer
ican consul at Grenoble, France, who
makes this report to the department
"This demand has put an unwohted strain
upon the akin markets, and not only
France, but all other kid-producing" coun
tries have been ransacked to Bnd the cov
eted material, the more so ' because tin
longer gloves call for aklna of double
length, or two skins put together. In place
of one akin of ordinary length. In conse
quence the price of kid and lamb .skins
have tended steadily upward, until there
has been almost a panic In the skin mar
The department has been going into
figures and learns that last year the
factories at Grenoble sent gloves
valued at fl. 966, 471 to America and
that other French factories sent about
that amount. This year they are un
able to meet the demand and prices
win be advanced, according to the
length of the arm and the depth of
the pocket. "
Something, of course, will have to
be done to offset this increased cost
of gloves, which threatens to disturb
the balance of trade, now In America's
favor. These little things run into
money very rapidly and become eco
nomic factors of much Importance. A
Texas genius comes forward with a
suggestion which, while not directly
pnt a wa
the glove problem, may
way out of the difficulty. He
floured out that the entire surplus
cotton crop of the United States would
be in demand In China, at advanced
prices. If the Chinese could be edu
cated to wear longer shirts. It is a
simple mathematical problem. There
are about 400,000,000 Chinese and if
each of them could be Induced, by a
decree of Dame Fashion or the
Dowager Empress, to add say two
Inches to the length of his flowing
shirt, the Increased demand for cotton
would exhaust tho American supply
and fill the American coffers to Over
flowing. There's the proposition. It
the American girls, missionaries or
otherwise, can Induce the Chinese to
wear longer shirts long gloves may be
retained. Otherwise, the pink and
dimpled or red and peaked elbows
will have to be withdrawn from cir
culation to prevent a financial and
P1L1KO VP TJJB 8UP.PLV8.
The democrats who have been de
nouncing the "billion-dollar congress"
and predicting financial distress for
the government on account of "repub
lican extravagance" in the matter of
congressional appropriations, are find
ing little comfort in the reports of
the Treasury department detailing the
fiscal operations of the government for
the month of May and for the eleven
months of the fiscal year which will
end with June 30. Mr. Shaw, then
secretary of the treasury, In his re
port to congress last December esti
mated a surplus at the close of the
present fiscal year of about $58,000,
000. The government's surplus of re
ceipts over disbursements at the end
of May amounted to $65,050,963,
with every indication that the business
for June will increase that total by
more than $10,000,000. This will be
the largest surplus enjoyed by the
government for many years, despite
the fact that the annual appropriations
by congress have increased very rap-'
idly In the last few years.
While the annual appropriations in
crease greatly each year, the country's
wealth grows more rapidly than the
government's outlay and the burden
of taxation really grows lighter. The
increasing receipts for the government
reflects the general prosperity of the
country. The government' fiscal con
dition Is such that even the democrats
should take pride in It, although it
robs them of some of their political
capital, of which they are in sore need.
TPE WEATHER AXD THE CROPS.
Abnormal climatic conditions have
prevailed so far during, the year, to
the confusion of Old Probs and the
great discouragement of the , large
number of ordinarily optimistic peo
ple. It Is well, however, to keep in
mind tho hopeful line of the poet,
"Behind the clouds is the sun . still
shining." Such fitful appearances as
the God of Day has made since Nature
drew her pall of clouds 'thwart the
sky have been sufficient to convince
even the most skeptical that none of
his potential chloric energy has been
lost. The occasional moments, of sun
shine have been of much discomfort,
owing entirely to the intensity of, the
heat. This Is tho most satisfactory
proof that summer is lingering some
where in the vicinity and that the ice
man will yet have his turn at bat.
In tho meantime, Nature is doing
her level best to triumph over her
blunder. Vegetation is making prog
ress that is decidedly encouraging.
While it is not likely that Nebraska
or any of the western agricultural
states will harvest the "bumper" crops
that have gladdened the farmer's heart
during recent years, there is no reason
to think that the crops will be a total
failure. Even much of the fruit that
was thought to have been hopelessly
blighted during the unseasonable
snow storms of May is coming through
and a yield is assured that would be
bountiful were it not for comparison
with tremendous harvests of recent
years. . . ' - , -,. v
The spirit of the people Is still hope
ful, and when the clouds roll by and
the sun comes out it will find . Ne
braska's optimistic and energetic
workers smiling the smile that won't
THE JVKK DtriDKSDS.
The New York Journal of Commerce
has made certain compilations of fig
ures which show that the Interest and
dividend payments to be made during
this month by the great corporations
will exceed the figures for June of last
year by more than 10 per -cent In
cluded in the list of corporations are
the great railroads of the country, the
big steel mills and the incorporated
concerns in the industrial world from
all parts of the coufltry. The tables
show that there is nothing sectional In
the evidence of this Increased prosper
ity. It covers the cotton mills of New
England and the south, tho railroads
from the Atlantic to the Pacific and
from Canada to the gulf, and repre
sents manufacturing and Industrial es
tablishments In every state and sec
tion of the union. The Increase in
dividends amounts to many million
Such showing is particularly signifi
cant at this time. For more than a
year the opbruliug v&peusoa of Indus
trial plants and the railroads hve
been Increased by reason of the pay
ment of larger wages and other In
creased cost of operation and some of
the captains of industry have been
loudly proclaiming that the crest of
prosperity had, been reached and a de
cline must be expected. The increased
dividend list is a complete refutation
of this assertion. ' It means' that inves
tors are reaping profits, that more
money will be offered for enterprises
promising profitable employment of
capital and that the signs of the times
are all on the side of continued activ
ity and expansion of the business In
terests and the development of the re
sources of the country.
The sweet girl graduate and her
sturdy young companion, the boy, have
now listened to the advice of the
preacher and have something more
definite In the way of knowledge as to
what the world really expects of them.'
They may have some little difficulty in
adapting their scholastic experience to
the actualities of life, but they can
start with the comforting thought that
their feet are on the road that has been
traveled by untold millions "since first
the flight of time began," and that
purposeful effort will lead them, if not
direct to the gonl, at least Ho such
measure of success as will reward
them richly for their pains.
Under a new ruling, the pension de
partment at Washington is striking
from the rolls all veterans who had
furloughs during their ninety days
term of service. As there can be but
few of these survivors and as civil war
pensioners are bow dying at the rate
of 200 a day, It must be regretted that
tho department has found H neces
sary to make a ruling adverse to the
claims of any veterans, however short
their service. ,
Complete reports from sixty-one
leading railroads of the country for
(he month of April showman Increase
of $7,313,685, or 30 per cent over
April of last year. Preliminary re
ports from forty-one railroads for May
Bhow a.stlll larger ratio of increase.
Some of the Napoleona of railway in
dustry must be dreadfully disappointed
to learn they are making money in
spite of their pessimistic predictions.
"There is no danger," says the New
York Commercial, "of running out of
money as long as the west Is there with
millions to lend us." Secretary Cor
telyou should paste that confession In
his scrap book and show It to the Wall
street bankers when they begin to beg
him for federal money, in a tew weeks
from now, with which "to move the
Dr. Miller's letter in regard to the
park is very, hopef ul in tone. It may
be some years before Omaha finally
grows up to the park scheme, as de
vised by the original board and its
successors, yet it would not require
the fulfillment of Mr. Smith's prophesy
of a million people in order to make
the parks as they now exist necessary.
Stuyvesaat Fish told the Economic
club In New York that not, a railroad
In America is overcapitalized. Mr.
Fish should get permission to revise
his testimony before the Interstate
Commerce commission in which he
explained how "mi dear friend, Mr.
Harriman had watered the Alton capi
tal stock out' bf klr proportiom.
Omaha's pioneers' are answering the
roll call. Th i 6rk or keeping the
Gate City on the, forward move is fall
ing into the bands of the younger men.
They have shown Bo far a capacity for
the task and the advance of Omaha is
New Tork Tribune.
The proclamation of the new German
tariff agreement represents another tri
umph of rational - dlplomaoy and friendly
Who Knows f
New York Post.
That bear which. In her hunt -for stolen
cubs, kept two , Union Pacific operators
Imprisoned, and so tied up a HaVriman
road, must have been a Teddy bear..
A Catroale Loafer.
It required an order from Uncte Sam to
stop the stream of money that was pouring
In on an East St. Louis firm which had
"dared" the credulous cltlsena of this
country to send In, their 110 bills. Evi
dently tho fool killer, la loafing on his job.
ClTlnar Their Millions Away.
It la said that the government Is attef
some big corporations and multimillion
aires with a big stick In the matter of land
frauds. No wonder the men of wealth
are Hurrying to give away their millions
so they may get under cover and out of
Ost of the Bomb Victims.
Among the victims of the western ter
rorism now being ventilated at Boise was
Merrltt B. Walley, who was blown to
pieces two years ago. He was a native of
Wllllamstown and a graduate of the college
In 1870. Among his classmates Were Indian
Commissioner Leiipp and President Judson
of Chicago university.
Back tm tha Old Csnteen.
Portland Oregon I an.
There la an excellent prospect for the
re-establlshment at the nest seaalon of
congress of the canteen at the army posts
throughout the country. This will be sad
news for the worst class of rum sellers
with wliich the country la cursed, and also
for the misguided women who assisted them
In foisting the antl-cantecn law on the
Candidacy . ol Senator Knox.
Kansas City Star (Ind.).
The Indorsement of Senator Knox for the
presidency at Harrlsburg yesterday was
not a spontaneous compliment from the re
publicans of Pennsylvania. Mr. Knox's
popularity In his own state Is great enough
to hare made thte "favorite son" move
ment easy, of course,, but behind It there
was the deliberate calculation, the close
counsel and definite purpose of the special
tnterrsts. which seek to prevent the nom
ination of Secretary Taft, the most repre
sentative possible successor of President
Bryan eaa llrverldge.
New Tork Bun.
The magaslne debate of Bryan and Be v
ertdge make no ripple on the current of
affairs. The threadbare arguments of
Bryan fall flat and his opponent's torrent
of words appears to be altogether waBted.
Pew discuss or ever read these efforts to
ehpw from different points of view how the
United States may remedy all the economic
evils with which we are, as Individuals
and as a community, actually or presum
ably afflicted. Mast we believe that the
Bryan and the Beverldge bra"1' aajt
have lost their aavurf
ARMY OOSIP 171 WASHir'IGTO.
Correal Kmti (cleaned frota the
, Army ana TVavy Reatater.
It has b"n found Impossible to effect a
special arrangement at reduced ratea for
the transportation from Fort Crook to the
Paclflo coast of members of the families
of fflcers and enlisted men of the Thirtieth
Infantry. It waa hoped that It would be
within the provisions of the law relating to
railroad rates to obtain special considera
tion for these passengers made up Into par
ties of ten or more. Every week the War
Department authorities are Impressed with
the necessity of affording some relief to
those who must make long and costly rail
road trips on account of the transfer of
Individual officers or the change of station
Of troops. It Is quite evident that that leg
islation covering sui-h cases would be en
tirely Justifiable. ,
The Navy Department ha been officially
advised of the delivery of the Nebraska at
the Puget Bound navy yard by the con
tractors, who have long delayed the com
pletion of the work on thnt ship. This
ends the work on the class of naval ships
to which the Nebraska belonge. The other
vessels tho Virginia, New Jersey. Rhode
Island and Georgia have been In commis
sion for some time. It la understood that
the contractors propose to present bills to
the Navjr Department, and If necessary
take their claim for reimbursement and
damages Into the courts. Progress on the
completion of the Nebraska has been at
tended with much correspondence between
the Washington authorities and the con
tractors, and It looks as if the troubles
over the ship wore not ended by the delllv
ery of tho vessel to the government.
An army paymaster paid two enlisted
n.n nt the Routh Dakota mltltla for the
period of twenty-seven days during which
they were sick in the hospital at Fort
Riley, following the close of the encamp
ment, maneuvers and neld Instruction at
.v... i in h full of 1908. The pay de
partment contended that the detention of
' . . a. U..n1nlarv
these men for treatment wb
. . e irkness Incurred In the
n mi vu m n i , -
line of duty, and that they were, therefore.
entitled to pay for all the time mus ...u
, return to their homes. Tho
comptroller has sustained the auditor In dis
allowing the payment.
nrretarv of war Is bMslly
engaged on the problem of the reorganisa
tion of the mllltla to conform with the
, ki.k n.i.nir.1 that the mllltla shall
be placed on the same basis as the regular
army or the voiunTwr aimj
rnnd v.n.im ta tfnt cittTi to this requlrc-
1, J vro A-onMii.-
ment means that the mllltla organisations
will not receive the federal anoimeni
funds made annually by congreaa. The
questions Involved are complicated and
will require much thought In their settle
ment In a way satisfactory to the mllltla
and of results which shall be efficient In
their operation. It la probable the recom-
win ha, made to congress that
the period In which mllltla must prepare
for the reorganisation anau
at least January. 1900. and possibly for still
another year. This la rendered necessary
by the fact that some of the state legisla
tures will not be in session until after
next January and there could not be. by
any possibility, a change In mllltla organ
isation in the -meantime.
mw. f war has reiterated his
, ....i.i the ena-aa-ement of army
officers In commercial pursuits which have
a tendency to divert their attention i
their military dutlee. He haa been advised
on a number of occasions lately of the
prominent positions which some army -of
ficers hold In mining company- "
. h. is onnosed to any activity
which seeks to make use of an officer's title
as a commercial asset and ne taxes me
fhmt .rho dlanlav of the army uni
form or title "for the purpose of adver
tising a private business is in oaa ,
if not reprehensible." This policy is not
.-., far-reaching that It Involves
the solicitation of advertising for the serv
ice publications, such as tnose pnntea
T.land and Fort Monroe or the
VJVJ V f or -
journals of the infantry and cavalry asso
ciations, since advertising is miij u.
the support of these periodicals and render
.v., .nnrt them for the benefit
It poaaiuio w . -
of the service. Neither is It "considered
Improper for officers to contrmuie articles.
.i.iw nn mititarv or professional sub-
Jecta, to periodicals generally for the dis
semination Of knowledge Denenci. mi n
i ..riaiiv on military or profes-
crriw, - -
stonal subject, but the department does
not approve of officers acting as agents or
uoitor for commercial publications or
enterprises of any character."
The War department authorities have
t . .k.i. .ti.ntinn called In a pointed way
to the disinclination of most enlisted men
and some commissioned officers to take
part In the periodical practice marchea. It
has been appreciated in hiu.b.iu..
.i .. in the service a prejudice against
this form of military training. It la con
sidered as altogether too active; oesiaes,
..- i.nn-ii rrnnement which Is exaoted
by the War department, at the Instance, It
Is understood, or tne president, irru.Iv. ...
,i the nart of the commanding
officer and allows little or no discrimination
on account of climate. Ot course, mis is
proper enough in a theoretical way. but the
effect of It Is now being observed In the
refusal of enlisted men to re-enllst. It Is
stated that this determination has reached
such proportlona that It Is likely to pro
mote action by the general staff In the
plan to modify the order requiring this ao
tlvlty. A RECOItD YEAR.
The Pact that Kills Attains la.
Though the first half of 1917 haa not
passed. Its record of casualty alreaily ex
ceeds the total of 1908. There have been
(thirty-eight railroad accidents of . more
than the- ordinary magnitude, In which 171
persons have been killed and injured.
Twenty-three steamers have been
wrecked, involving the loss of 90! lives.
There have beon thirteen mine accidents
In which 355 persons have perished.
These casualties have been due to hu
man negligence or Ignorance In large part,
but nature has been destructive also. Tidal
waves have swept away I.ftO, earthquakes
8,100, hurricanes K0, but cyclones thus far
have been comparatively merciful, unless
there shall prove to have been great loss
of llfo by the one at Kurruehl. India, lasit
week. In other cyclones about seventy
have been killed.
When to these totals Is added the sum of
smaller cauaaltlea there can be little doubt
that 10C7 will be known In history as the
year of disaster. '
The cloud haa a silver lining, however.
The total of gifts and bequeaths In all
forms of philanthropy In less than six
months of W1 Is larger that the total for
tho twelve months of X being JlO.aui.i.
as compared with J106,2Sl,(o8. And never
have there been Ave months during the
last twenty-five years In which the total of
mbeizlement and various forms of de
falcation has been as small as in thla first
five months bf 1W7. i
Wisdom Hunts roily.
When the Pennsylvania company yester
day raised the age limit of employment
froto thtrty-flve to forty-five yaars rt aa
kaowledged a mistake -In placing the or k
lnal quarantine. It only remalna now for It
to remove tba-embargo from any age to
get on solid ground. II is Ut luau, not
his age, that ovuat
TIRED AND SICK
YET MUST WORK
"Man may work from sun to son
bat woman's work ia never done,"
In order to keep the home neat
and pretty, the thlldreo well dresaed
and tidy, woiu n overdo and often
suffer in sllcnoe, drifting along from
bad to worse, knowing well tliut
they onght to have help to overcome
the paius and aches which doll
make Ufa a burden.
It is to these women that Lydia
E. Plukliam's Vegetable Compound,
made from native roots and herbs,
comes as a ble.wtng. When the spir
its are deDreiscd. the head and back
aches, there are dmgging-down pains, nervousness, BleeplcsannAa, snd
reluctance to go anywhere, these are only symptoms which unless
heeded, are soon followed by the worst forms of Female Complaints.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
keep the feminine organism ina strong and healthy condition. It cares
IoUatnination, Ulceration, displacements and orgunlc troubles. In
preparing for child-birth and to carry women safely through the Change
of Life it is most efficient.
Mrs. Augustus Lyon, of Ksst Karl, Pa., writes' Dear Mrs. Pink
ham: "For a long time I suffered from female troubles and hadallkinds
of aches and pains in the lower part of back and sides, I could not
sleep and had no appetite. Sinco taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound and following the advice which you gave me I feel like a
new woman and I cannot praise your medicine too highly."
flrs. PlnkharrTs Invitation to Women
Women suffering from any form of fomale weakness are invited to
write Mrs I'inkham. at Lynn, Mass. Out of her vrst volume of ex
perience, she probably haft the very knowledge that will help your
ease. Her advice is free ana always
KEEP THE POWDER DRY.
An Advanced Jlnsro Torna In a Fire
If Japan Is resolved on a war with the
I'nlted States the fight will be over before
tribe of Smug, and their name Is legion in
tho completion of the Panama canal. The
this great country, havo shown us that a
war between Japan and the V'nlted States
Is a moral Impossibility. Nevertheless, we
would advlso Vncle Snm that there Is more
water In the Pacific than there Is In the
Atlantic to float the American navy, and it
would be the part of wisdom to dispatch at
least a score of our most formidable craft
to stregthen our forces In the American Oc
cident and the Asiatic Orient.
If there Is going to bo no war the presence
of our navy In the Pacific enn do no great
harm, and If the war should come some
several fleets of our battleships round about
California, Oregon, Washington. Hawaii and
the Philippine archipelago would do a power
of good. The leading statesmen of Japan
say for publication that the friendship be
tween the United States and Japan is too
Intimate and too traditional ever to be sev
ered; but If one will take the trouble to
read Thusydldes he will find that the La
cedaemonians talked that very way about
the Athenians Just before the momentous
war of the Peloponnesus broke loose.
"And Joab said to Amasa, Art In health,
my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the
beard with the right hand to kiss him.
"But Amasa took no heed to the sword
that was in Joab's hand; so he smote him
therewith in the fifth rib, and shed out his
bowels to the ground.'.
That Is a history that Is precedent for ten
thousand treasons among Christian peoples,
and the Japa are heathen. If the amity be
tveen the two countries that began when
Commodore Perry lighted the torch of civ
ilisation on Japanese soil Is as deep-rooted
as the Japanese chancellor says It' Is Japan
can take no offense It we should take meas
ures to keep our powder dry while trusting
In God. .
One thing Is evldent-the Jingoes of JaplTh
-om welcome war. They have argued
that this country Is craven from the circum
stance that California surrenderee us con
stltutlnal rights to a treaty. We may have
to fight to bring Japan to a sense of Its
error In that particular.
Another thing Is certain. If the war
comes this country will get fighting mad.
and Japan will be lucky if the end of It does
not witness Its relegation to a fourth or
fifth-rate power. .
We've got the money and the men, ana
what ships we lack we can make.
" PERSONA!. NOTES.
The courageous Charles F. Lummls. au
thor of a book called "Tne aiii
nurro," has dared to call upon tne grcai
exposer of nature-fakers,
n,. att!. university ptofessor who has
been telling young people not to marry
while the cost of living is so nun
think he is out of range of the big stick.
a .ioh ruiio man who went to an eastern
satltorlum In l, palacs car says he re
.i.rf hi. health walking home, a distance
of 625 miles. And no institution excels the
eaatern sanitarium In the art Ot maaing
the walk home Inevitable.
n.Mninh TTiimer. a clerk In tho office of
the adjutant general at Washington, has
Just completed fifty years of continuous
service In the employ of the government.
am to thla country from nia noma in.
rwmanv when he was B years of age, and
for a Bhort time served aa a drummer boy
In the army.
Th. commencement exercises at Wells
colkige, New York, have been marred for
the drl araduates because a daisy chain la
. ,ni feature, and this June Is so cold
that ' the usual growth of daisies In the
..i.hhnrhnod haa failed. Let the girls
cheer up. AH they have to do la to Join
hands, and they will form a pretty daisy
New Tork City,- with a population of
about 1.000,000, haa a debt larger than
the total funded debt of the next twenty
five cities taken In the order of their
population. The per capita debt of New
York City la $146.38, while the average
per capita debt In the other cities Is M3.46.
Hoaton'a Der canlta la Ill: Cincinnati's,
till, while those of .Chicago and Ban Fran-.
clsco are put at $12 each. j
or particular pieces ot any kind, you need have no
fear of poor results, or of banning the fabhes, if you
te the genuine
Silver Gloss Starch
It Is the one starch Xn be depraved upon for perfect work oa
evciy ptecs every tunc ha. bees the .tandarU of quality for
hail a cralury. Impart, a pllalle, wliite-aa-tnow fiaiah, sad
t. without lh.1 h.rm brUli.nl lu.tr m cgrn.ive to good
ta.te. . aad quickeat to apply; most economical ; da-
solves I a .faulty.
BEST OR ALL KINDS Ot STAB CHI NO.
F r rr..,.l . . .all ft. . lrL4- r I . . . liu
MUll Ml nil
VAus lor over
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MRS. AUG. LYON
TRIBUTES TO THE NAVY.
Memorial Day Sentiment In Omaha
and M. l.oula.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
One of the features of Memorial day sen.
tlment not familiar hereabouts took form
at St. Louis and Omaha. Thousands ot
spectators assembled on the Eads bridge
and the levee In St. Louis saw flowcr-cov-
ered models df the Monitor and Merrlmao
launched on the Mississippi river, in mem
ory of nn;'l heroes who sank beneath the
waters in the river battles during the civil
war. The models were constructed by Law
rence Fay, a naval veteran who had wit
nessed the fight between the original crafts.
Captain P. L. Johnson of the United States
navy was master of ceremonies. As the
flower-filled models were borne away by
the current salutes were fired, and the as
semblage sang "America." The miniature
boats bore the request that the models be
allowed to float down to sea and sink In
salt water. In Omaha a boat filled with
flowers was launched on the Missouri
river, the services there being under the
auspices oi tne woman s Kener corps. Trio
boat boro a note asking all Anders to push
It Into the stream should it land anywhere.
TRIFLES LIGHT AS AIR.
Screggs This China trouble grows mora
and more distressing.
Mrs. Scragxs I should say It did! That
stupid girl broke two more of my beat
platos today. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Alexander had Just named a city for his
"It was cheaper than naming the horse,"
ho remarked aentcntlously.
It was plain he had played a sura thing.
New York Sun. v
"I'm done with the east," said Skinner.
"I'm going out to the wild and woolly
west. That's the place for a hustler like
serves. Philadelphia Press.
. '"I'ift surprised that you should be so In
terested In watching those silly dudes." '
"Force of habit, I gunss. I'm president
of a real estate Improvement company." .
"Well, they're a vacant lot." Indianap
"Mercy, where does all that . profanity
"From Bingley's garage. He's In there
trying to tinker up his car In time to get
to church." Cleveland Plain Dealer. .
The regular patron was Indignant as the
waiter spilled the soup.
"You're tipsy I" he exclaimed,
"Couldn't be on your tips. SeeT" re
sponded the waiter; at least not so Inebri
ated as to Impodo his mental processes.-
"O-g-good evening:" said the young man
who had come to speak to the girl's father.
"Good evening!" replied the old gentle
man. "You look a little nervous. Vow do
"Flattered," replied the young man. "J
was afraid I looked scared to death,"
Catholic Standard and Times.
J. M. Lewis in Houston Post.
Come to me, Happy-heels,
That's right, your kicks and squeals,
The way your daddy feels.
Don't hurt at all;
Don't hurt him, babe doar.
Don't hurt him, never fear, ;
lie's so glnd you are here
Hera to his call.
Where have you gone, my own?
Where why I'm all alone!
Where can my babe have flown T
I saw your hand outspread
Refore your curly head
Hiding? I thought you fled.
And I missed you!
Rut, now your'e here dear met
Where can my baby bet
Did anyone see
The door ajar?
Just now I held her here.
And my heart knew rto fear
That she would disappear
Oh, there you are!
Dear, who's go glad as you?
From your each heelless shoe
To the bowed ribbon bliss i
On your gold curls, '
From your red. lauKhlng lips.
To your we finger tips,
You are brimful of quips
Gladdest of girls.!
So let your arms enfold
My neck: your locks of gold
Spread wide, you're good to hold
(.'lose, eyes o' blue
Dearie, a wake asleep-!
O'er you a watch I keep, .
I love you Just a heap
Starch You Can
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