Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 24, 1907)
HIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1907.
Tite Omaha Daily Bee
FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSE WATER.
VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR.
Entered nt Omaha pcstofflc as second
class matter. -
TBRMB OP 81 BHCRimON.
Ially Mee wlthnnt Bunds?), one year.. MOO
I 'ally lire and Sunday, one year
Pumlsy Bee. on ear !M
Saturday Bee, one year IM
DEL1VIJRED BT CAPRIER.
VW Bee (Including 8Jfday), per week. .15c
Dally Hee (wlthnut Sunday), per wek..loc
Kvenlng He, (without 8 inday). per week o
Evening Bee (with Bundajr). per week.. 10c
Addr all romplalnta of Irregularities In
delivery to City Clrrulsttnn Department.
Omaha The Bee Building.
rVinth Omaha City Mall Hulldlng.
Oounrll.Uluffa 15 Hmtt Street.
Chicago 1S I'nily Hullelng.
New York-K") Home Life Insurance Bldg.
' Washington 5"1 fourteenth Street.
Communications relating to news and edi
torial matter ahould be addressed. Omaha
Bee, Kdltorlal lepartment.
Remit by draft, express or postal order
payable to The Bee Publishing Company.
Only 2-eent stamps received In payment of
mall account.. Personal checka, except on
Omaha or eastern exchange, not accepted.
STATEMENT OF" CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas county, aa:
Charles c. Roaewater, general manager
of The Hee Publishing Company, being
duly sworn, aaya that tha actual number
of ruil and complete copies of Tha Dally
Morning, Evening and Sunday Be printed
durtng the month of July. HOT, aa
1... 36,240 17 W.70O
l....iji' 30,190 II 86,480
36.180 1 .10
4 86,600 It.. 66,830
E 85,840 11 15,560
30,490 It 87.670
1 35,600 SI 36,670
1 36,600 24 88.630
9..4 36,310 21 36,430
10 86,340 IS 36,400
11 36,480 11 , 36,700
12 36.330 2 35,400
It 36,840 1 41,370
H 35.400 10 88,880
IS..:....-. . 88.780" 11 38,890
It.. 4 86490 -
Tot . 1,138,330
, Lea. unsold and returned coplra.. 10,330
N'l-t total 1431.988
Lmlly average...' 36,163
CHARLES C. ROSEWATIOR,
. . Oeneral Manager.
Subscribed In my presenco and sworn to
before me thia 1st day of August. 1W7.
iHeal) M. B. HUN GATE,
, Notary Public.
' VHEX OUT OF TOWIf.
Subscribers leaving; the city tem
porarily ahanld have) The Be
mailed to them. Addreaa will be
ikanfrd aa often aa reqeeetea.
The, government ia preparing to get
after the highbinders of tha Reaper
The Corset trust proposes to keep
a straight front. against federal inter-,
ference. .-':." . . . ,
Secretary Taft says the trusts have
brought trouble on themselves. Also
on the rest of us. ' v
It looks us If the courts had decided
to apply the absent treatment to that
suit against Mrs. Eddy.
One of the American islands In the
Pacific is said to havo disappeared.
Better search Jaitan first- .. . . t
Tho rival "prea bureaus" conducted
from the state capital will now move
up the sparker for a home run spurt.
The Muoia are fighting as bravely
as they did 700 years ago, but, unfor
tunateiy for them, with the same kind
Attorney General Bonaparte an
nounces that he is getting me, ma
chinery in shape"t0 make pulp of the
Many a young man just back from
his vacation doubtless wishes he could
trade his coat of tan for aa overcoat
Just between us, did you know
there was such a ola-e as Province-
town before the president made 8
It is estimated that there are 200.
000.000 copies of tho B'ble In the
world. The number in daily nee is
One of the local country clubs i
learning again the old lesson that pro
fessional champions are expensive lux
uries and hard to keep.
Senator Foraker is utterly dis
pleased with Secretary Taft's speech,
and the secretary's friends are, ac
cordingly, the pore pleased,
Incidentally, the public Is in danger
of learning to save the difference be
tween the cost of a I-cent stamp and
a ten-word telegraphic message.
It is possibly true, as the Standard
Oil company asserts, that Judge Lan
dla made 116 errors, but he also bat
ted out enough home runs to win the
The Cuban is admittedly lacy by
nature and Governor Magoou'a report
on the sanitary conditions of the islaud
indicates that the Cuban Is dirty by
It ought to be- cheering to Colonel
Bryan to note that Secretary Taft
takes it for granted that Bryan will be
the democratic nominee for. president
next yoar. 1
Any of your friends unregistered cr
moved since last election? See that
they take out transfers or are specially
registered, so they can vote at tha
Thcro must be method as well as
road.r.c-n In that amendment to th
primary law cutting out filing fees
which wns tacked on In the losUlature
! by a prominent Fontanoller. It was
I to 'give" the touching Committee more
j room to raise the price of ntanelle
ntctPTion or tatts ernecn.
At various times since the projection
of Taft as a presidential possibility a
year or more ago, seme criticism has
been offered that the big and popular
secretary of war, while warmly cham
pioning the "Roosevelt policies," was
not taking the country sufficiently into
his confidence on what would be the
"Taft policies" in rase of his election.
The comments of the press on Mr.
Taffs key-note speech, delivered at
Columbus, in which his presidential
boom was formally launched, indicate
that the secretary has lost no prestige
by deliberately adopting tjje Roosevelt
policies and pledging his eirnest effort
to secure their Vontinuanee as the ad
ministration policy, In case, of his suc
cession to the presidency.
Almost the entire press of the coun
try accepts Mr. Taft as "a man like
Roosevelt."- The New York Herald re
gards the speech as "a restatement of
Mr. Roosevelt's views, reassuring lo
buuiuess Interests." The -New York
Tribune is confident that the secre
tary's views "represent In the main the
political tendencies of the day and re
flect the well grounded wishes of a
great, majority of the people. "' The
Sun, never favorable to Mr. Roosevelt,
calls the speech "the second Incarna
tion of Rooseveltlsm," and asks if
there is "In all political' "history so ex
traordinary an Instance of perfect
complaisance on the part of the Aaron
of a somewhat difficult Moses." Mr.
Hearst's paper is satisfied to ask
whether Mr. Taft's address was ' "a
speech or an echo?" The AVall Street
Journal, one of the leading financial
organs, says "the Taft speech is sub
stantially the Roosevelt speech ex
pressed in Taft language." Tho New
York Times, which has been fighting
Mr. Roosevelt's policy relating to
trust prosecutions, declares that "it
is chiefly In the Boberness and greater
moderation of his language, in the
avoldanro of over-emphasis and of fero
cious denunciation that the secre
tary's speech differs from the compo
sitions of the executive pen." The
New York Journal of Commerce finds
comfort in the "calm? deliberate and
Judicial" manner in which Mr. Taft
discussed all the Issues.
Outside of New York City, the com
ment is almost unanimously favorable.
The Springfield (Mass.) Republican
protests against "this effacemen of
Taft" and the -secretary's "apparent
exultation In . shining In the light of
another man," but, aside, from that,
the editorial expressions are practi
cally all of approval. The ,. Boston
Globe, the Philadelphia papers, both
democratic and republican, the Titts-'
burg press and all - the , newspapers
outside of New York accept with com
mendation Mr. Taft's apparent willing
ness to assume the role of a disciple at
the same time as of leader and to make
his campaign on a promise to further
the Roosevelt policies,, '3 .
.West oX. the Alleghenles .there is io
division of opinion on the point that
Mr. Taft ia In fullest sympathy with
and may be impllclty trusted to carry
on the main policies of the Roosevelt
administration, so popular in the great
west The Atlanta Constitution, the
leading democratic newspaper of the
south, voices the sentiment in that
section that "if we are to have a re
publican president, Taft would suit
the south better than any other
Mr. Taft has apparently deliberately
elected to urge no other ambition than
to defend and extend the acts and
proposals of his chief, whom he serves
and loves. The preponderance of preBS
opinion is that he has acted wisely.
CANDIDATES FOR JIEX0M iyATIOX.
Following the established practice,
all the republlcana now filling their
first termsas county officers are ask
ing for renominatlon at the hands of
the party. Unless there should be
some special reason going to the in
capacity or dishonesty or these officers
their renominatlon should be accorded
aa a matter of course. Those seeking
renominatlon on the republican county
ticket include the following:
County Judge Charles Leslie
County Clerk D. M. Haverly
County Superintendent.. W. A. Yoder
County Surveyor Herman Beal
County Cotnmlaaloner..Fred Brunlng
County Commissioner.. P. J. Tralnor
Police Judge Bryce Crawford
Judge Leslie was not The Bee's pre
ferred candidate two years ago, but,
as we have already said, he has disap
pointed all forebodings by conducting
his office radically different from his
discredited predecessor and lt 'lsdne
to his good record that be has no one
competing against him this time.
County Clerk Haverly finds himself
likewise without opposition because
his fitness is uuiversally conceded and
because also be represents the old sol
dier element ot the party, which is en
titled to recognition. ,
County Superintendent Yoder was
originally appointed to fill a vacancy
and elected last year to complete the
term. He has been attending strictly
to business and in a manner that de
serves commendation. Without dis
paraging the qualifications of his op
ponent, it is enough to say that he hus
been a resident of Doughs county for
scarcely a year and isfcpreaalng his
claims too soon. j ,
' County Surveyor Beal has no one
else In the running because of his in
ch iiUlous devotloa to the duties cf his
olflcf. which ho is filling with pains
County Commissioners Brunlng and
Tralnor both havo opposition, bat It U
opposition" only of tho sort springing
from a desire cf eorncone HsA for the
Job. Thcso two corumlajionors are
entitled to their full share of credit
for the reforms and economies worked
by the reorganised county board. Mr.
Brunlng is as much entitled to renom
Inatlon as Mr. Tralnor, and both are
aa much entitled lo renominatlon as
was County Commissioner Kennard a
year ago. .
Police Judge Bryre Crawford is an
other candidate fortunate enough to
be In line for renominatlon without
competition as a tribute to faithful
service and a good record.
With these men renominated and
supplemented cm the ticket with
strong candidates for the other county
offices, Douglas county republicans
can face the contest at the polls in No
vember with aggrcsshe confidence.
Murk moey fob pax am a.
The encouraging news comes from
Panama that more money is needed
for canal construction. The most en
couraging feature of the report is that
the 'additional funds are not required
for sanitary improvements, adminis
trative expenses, buildings or any of
the other purposes that have hereto
fore caused the chief drain on the
treasury, but that the money is Im
peratively heeded to pay for labor
and for construction material which is
being u Bed much faster than calculated
In the estimates on which congress
made appropriations for the work
until the end of the fiscal year next
June. According to Colonel Goethals
the progress In excavating has been
faster than anticipated and that unless
he can have about $8,000,000 more
than was appropriated by congress for
the present fiscal year's work he will
be compelled to reduce the working
forces before the end Of the year.
Colonel Goethals makes it plain that
the $8,000,000 requested does not
represent an increased coBt in the
cflnal, but simply indicates that . the
fork is being pushed forward more
vigorously than was hoped for. Theru
should be no hesitancy on the par,t of
congress passing a deficiency appropri
ation bill for the amount designated
ty tho army engineer in charge. The
people want the canal completed at the
earliest date possible and will approve
any action that promises to v hasten
that consummation. The record now
being made furnishes a hearty en
dorsement of the. wisdom of the pres
ident's action in taking the construc
tion of the canal out of the hands of
a semi-political commission and plac
ing it in charge ot the array engineers.
, ,THE TARIFF AKD THE COOItTS.
The American Protective Tariff
league, the watchdog of the standpat-"
ters, proposes to inject a new element
into the tariff controversy by appeal
ing to the courts to decide whether
any power other than the American
congress has authority to make a
tariff, or to tinker with tariff sched
ules already made. An importer has
been secured who will go into the
courts to seek judicial nullification of
the trade" treaty perfected between the
United States and Qermany. At a re
cent meeting of the board of managers
and the executive committee of the
league 'resolutions' Were' adopted pro
nouncing against the trade agreement
for these reasons:
Contrary to law;
Contrary to tha policy of protection i
Injurious to American labor; . ...
Unfair to the honeat American Importer',
who buya In the foreign market and make
entry at the price ho la compelled to pay;
Demoralising to tha cuatoma service gen
erally; , And ia effect a material and indiscrimi
nate reduction in tha tariff, which ahould
be made only after hearings granted, and
then by the legislative branch of the gov
ernment. Secretary Root, who is responsible
for the negotiation of the trade agree
ment between the United States and
(jermany, insists that ho has made no
tariff, but has acted entirely within
the scope of authority granted under
a section of the Dlngley law, which tl
Iowb certain concessions to be mads
in the trade with favored nations, in
return for, like concessions. Mr. Root
contends that his action was essential
to prevent a tariff war, Instituted by
Germany, that would have resulted
disastrously to our export trade.
The American Protective Tariff
league contends that, while Secretary
Root had authority to make certain
concessions to Germany, in tho matter
of reduction of duties on argols, wine
lees, champagne and brandy, he had
no authority to -incorporate in . the
agreement a clause providing for a
new method of fixing the invoice value
of goods offered for admission at
American ports. The league insists
that this is a clear violation of a fed
eral law, known as the customs ad
ministrative act, and that such euan-;os
as those provided in the Germar
American trade agreement can legally
be made only by an act of congress.
That is the proposition on which the
American Protective Tariff league pro
poses to take the question Into the
It appears . that Secretary Root,
while insisting that he has acted en
tirely within his rights, has held up
the trade agreement with France,
modeled after the agreement made
with Germany, until he shall have hd
an opportunity to test the temper of
congress as to the German agreement.
To this end several commissions have
been appointed to visit France and
Germany for the purpose of Investiga
ting the conditions of export markets
and their regulations governing in
voicing spd f'tig of valuations. These
rorim?3sWns r-" expected to report to
congress In De-cumber and upon the
ronrequtnt coigrrsolonel action wlli
defend the fate of the trade agree
ments m.tde or pending.
The first net result of the contro
versy will be the forcing of the tariff
question to the fore at the coming ses
sion of congress and making it an im
portant, if not a paramount, issue in
the coming presidential campaign.
Governor Sheldon does not propose
to play cat's-paw In any scheme to
bolster up the railroad end ot the rate
controversy. The governor is fast
getting on to the corporation tricks.
He saw how one was pulled off when
the railroad tax agents flashed letters
signed by state officers before the
State Board of Equalization to prove
selling value of underassessed realty
and he Is keeping his eyes open
against being caught in any such
The privilege of the immunity bath
should be denied to the Boston Globe
man who is responsible for the state
ment that ample arrangements were
made to feed the multitude that gath
ered at Provlncetown to hear and see
President Roose"velt "so that the
throng of visitors did not have tor re
sort to the sand which is there."
Tho Burlington has rescinded an In
creased rate due to the mistake ot a
subordinate as soon as attention was
called to it through the new Staia
Railway commission. Hitherto the
railroad always took the benefit of nil
Are you properly registered from
the place where you now reside? If
not, you will have to have the correc
tion made at the city clerk's office at
once, if you want to vote at the pri
mary to be held a week from text
It is not to the credit of the invest
ing public that ' city bonds should go
begging while fake mining concerns
have to keep the presses working over
time to print stock fast enough to sup
ply the demand. The get-rich-quick
spirit is not dead.
John D. Rockefeller has collected
that $73.95 due him as witness fees in
Judge Landls' court. All he has to
do now is to add to it $29,230, iSC 05
and he will have enough ro pay that
Richmond Pearson Hobson declares
that he sees war with Japan. Hob
son, it will be remembered, resigned
from the navy on account of his de
It may yet be necessary for John R.
McLean to step in and Arbitrate the
differences between the editorial writ
ers on his Washington Post and his
Cincinnati Enquirer. . .
It will be time enough to put up the
sign, "Last Campaign Pledge Re-
deomed " whan Movni-'"Tlm" AoKvava
the goods to the boys in the shape of
that promised wide-oifen town.
Not a word in the 'democratic World
Herald about calling.1bij 'VlnBonbaler
to, pnt it back. . Ia, this because Vln-
sonhaler managed . "father-in-law'B"
senatorial campaign last year?
A Colorado Judge jtays that women's
votee sell out there ipr $15, while the
votes of men can be bought for $2.
That's about the difference also in the
cost of women's and men's hato.
Mr. Bonaparte's suggestion that the pre
aent situation can be remedied by big finan
cial Interests obeying th laws is bo eaav
and simple that.lt seems as though It
naraiy neeaa suggestion. The gloomy pic
tures drawn of the country going to ruin
because the law are enforced have a aide
which very nearly approaches the rldlcu
loua. Teleft-raph Rerrnlli (or Railroads.
The railroad companies appear to ' be
taking advantage of the strike of tha com
mercial telegraphers to obtain expjrt re
cruits for their own line. This will enable
the strikers to better meet the difficulty of
subsistence pending arrangement with em
ployers; but we do not observe that the
railroads are paying the advanced wages
The Fresldeat'a Center Shot.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
Perhaps the president was unduly per
sonal In hla remark when he spoke of
"certain malefactors of gTeat wealth" who
havo combined "to bring about aa much
financial stress as they possibly can In or
der to discredit the policy of the govern
ment," but few will doubt that It la a true
saying. Every one knows who are the
men referred to, and It Is equally well
known that they have not In times past
hesitated to break the speculative market
when It suited their schemes apd purposes.
CLOSING OUT RELIEF WORK.
Removal of Refugees from Has Fran
San Francisco Chronicle.
When, from the necessity of the ease,
the public parks were given over to be In
habited by refugees moat of us felt, what
ever we mny have said, thut If the parks
were restored to the uses for which they
were created within five years, It would
be as mucji as could be expected. More
than orie-thlrd of the refugees have nl
realy gone, and the rest must soon follow.
There is no lonser any necessity for their
remaining. There Is no refugee able to
work who could not by this time have pro
vleVd himsrl( with a home as pocj aa he
had before, and If rents are temporarily
higher than formerly It Is becsuse of the
Increased prices of materials and labor
necessary In construction. Tho net ground
rent la less than, before the Are. There
has been a mole notice, and no one In the
city need go houseless. Between Insurance
and relief money, household belongings'
hnve been replaced, and In many Instances
far more than replaced. For any refugees
who are unable to support themselves the
rlty has mailj ample provision elsewhere.
The refugee coltagea have been a great
benefaction. I? In a few cases urtWorthy
persons abused charity by renting their
unhurried lio-v at extortionate rentala
while they can-red in the paiks for a year,
no great harm was done as II turned out.
frr rnrre hundreds if cottages were built
which wnre never occupied, while In a mul
titude cf rases po jr.lon of the cottage
haa led to the acquirement of a permanent
home, which would otherwise- have been
OTHER LAMDl THA OURS.
The political principles embodied In tha
term "Home Rule" are more prominent In
world affairs now than ever before. As a
rallying cry agafnst oppression or alien
aggression. It echo.-s from the Ganges to
the Mississippi, from the Shannon to the
Tellow Sea, lilfferlng In details In different
countries, the main purpose la the same.
Famine stricken India demands a reorgani
sation of the present system of F.rltlsli rule
so as to give natives just recognition tn
the government they support, and Is wag
ing a vigorous campaign through the me
dium of the Bwadeaht organisation. "India
for the Indians" la the eltrrilfV-ant standard
around which the Intelligent natives are
rallying, emphasizing their determination
by systematic boycott of British goods. The
movement takes on the main features of
Sinn Fein In Ireland and Is aggresslvely
dlrected against the tenderest part of Al
bion's constitution British trade. China
Is awako and rapidly consolidating the vast
empire for the double purpose of self de
fense and modern progress. Japan haa
definitely proven Its right to a large place
on the map of the world. In the United
States the dominant idea of home mlo
finds a reflex in the revival of "States'
rights" arguments provoked by corporate
outlawry. So a protest against misrule and
aggression, by nations or corporationa, the
wide diffusion and vitality of the home rule
idea Is symptomatic of human uplift and
progress the worlcj over.
The transformation In China Is pro
nounced momentous by a writer In Tech
nical World. 'Towerful viceroys, like
Chang Chlh Tung and Yuan Chi Kai, are
sowing their provinces with schools of
western learning, and the sixteen other
provinces are doing the same. The broad
minded Tuan Fang, viceroy of Nanking,
who has traveled much, has actually or
dered the erection of an Immensu girls'
school In hla capital city. And the old
literary examinations have been abolUhed,
offerlnga to the dead prohibited, and cult!
vated Chinese educated In America and
England are fast rising Into prominence.
The Chinese penal code, 2,000 years old,
haa ben entirely revised, and horrible tor
tures and methods of capital puniahment,
such as the 'slicing' and strangulation,
abolished forever. Nine thousand miles of
railroad are under construction, Including
one line from Peking to Hangkow, and to
descend obruptly to smaller thlngs-but
with vast social consequences the em
press dowager lias declared against the
footbinding of the women. An Imperial
edict has gone forth, and societies have
been formed In all parts of the emnlre
against the ancient practice, and each of
me eight great viceroys has put forth
proclamations of his own aralnut it
Truly, China is awakening from Its Bleep
ing sicKness, guided and directed by Japan.
But aurely the most significant of all the
many signs Is the momentous edict giving
warning of the total suppression of the
opium traffic and smoking all over the
empire, which Is to be accomplished within
ten years. Each year the area of home
grown poppy la to be reduced 10 per cent;
otherwise land will be confiscated. On
other hand, a bonus will be given for
eany cessation In culture."
Official figures from Johannesburg show
that the gold output of the Rand district
In the Transvaal Held in South Africa waa
about 165,000,000 for the five months of 1907
covered by this report. It amounted to
$120,000,000 for 1906. At the rate of produc
tion which has been Shown trrtm Ih. h..
ginning of January to the end of May this
year the yield for the twelve months of
1307 will be considerably greater than that
of 1908. which waa 20,000,000 above that of
1906, and the Utx output broke all records
l He pi ne prospective high record
depends upon the . necessary labor. Im
portation of Chinese coolies has been
atopped juid some 16,000 of this class of
mine workers, are. to. be. returned tn thii.
native land. This makes the situation
ominous for tho mine workers. There Is
a possibility,, therefore, that the continuous
gold Increase of the last few years will
now oe cnecKed for a time, although It
seems likely, on account of the stort which
was obtained early In the year, that 1907
will pass the big record which was made
"Will the row at Casablanca develop Into
a holy war?" is a question discussed by
observers of events In Morocco. It is ad
mitted that the attacks of the Moors on
Europeans and the counter attacks by the
French are sufficient to fan the flames of
fanatic war, lacking onlv a lender, '"riiat
the next holy wor, whenever It comes."
says me New York Tribune, "will far sur
pass In bitterness and range the Soudan
hostilities of Mohammed Ahmed is firmly
believed by many atudents of Islam. And
there are several significant facts war
ranting this fear; above all others the seal
with which Mahometan leaders from
Morocco to Mindanao have been striving
to bring together the thousand warring
sects of Islnm Into one universal organiza
tion. This movement has apparently gone
far enough to simplify considerably tho
task that a would-be Mahdl must do.
Many sects have hopes that some day a
Mahdl, the great successor of the prophet,
will come to lead all true believers In a
final triumphant war against the infidels
and to divide all the world's wealth equally
among the faithful. The good efforts of
the Pan-Islamists may thus readily b
made to help the wildest fanatirlam and
greed If only a youndrel clever and fan
atical enough arises to lead the hosts.
Has such a man arisen? The western
world Is nit yet sure."
In lieu of a regularly organized and fully
equipped census bureau In England, the
Beard of Trade, with limited resources,
does what It can to tabulate the growth of
the rmnlre of King Edward. Its third an
nual "Statistical Abstrart of the British
Empire,"' for 1905, which has Just I?. -en
iKSued. bristles with Interesting faets. The
British empire now contains a population
of about 4OCl.C0n.0OO In Us more than 11.000,
OfO square miles of srea. h-it tho total
white population Is only about BS.OOO.f.O, or
less than the population of cjermany. The
total population of Australia is stated to
be 4.057JOO. In the enormous continent
of Australia, outside cf the four cities of
Sydney, Melhourne, Adelaide and Brisbane,
there are only 2.7M.IW per.ple. In 1S.6
there were 4,721, fiv) people within the
Jurisdiction of the London county qouncll.
Other great cities of the empire are Mont
rnl, Toronto, Cape Town, Johannesburg-,
ITotig Kong and Singapore. In into the
total hr.ports of the t'nlted Kingdom
amounted to :.S1S.C00.iXO and the total ex-,
ports to l.M.00O,OM. while the total exports
of the empire amounted to !,?45,O0O.0OCi.
The coal production of the United Kingdom
amounted In 11105 to 231000,000 tons, while
that of the rest of the empire together
aggregated only 29,j00,Cf0. The Iron oro
production of the empire, which was al
most entirely that of the Cnited Kingdom,
amounted, to IS.fleO.CU) tons. The United
Kingdom Tateed 60.00000 bushels of wheat,
while Canada produced r0n.6ro.C00 and India
SlS.eoi.OOJ biVhels. The report aa a whole
presents a remarkable record of what a
relative handful of white men, approxi
mating l2.cro.C0O In number, have been
able to do In the administration of over
ll.CXiO.OOO square miles of territory, confin
ing some 320,000,000 people of bundied of
race and language.
The demand for political lightning 'rods
grows as the mercury climbs down.
Salaries of officeholders In New Tork
City have been Increased W0,C0O within a
Senator Foraker Intimates that no brand
of party reform Is genuine unless It bears
The appearance of the -postal card con
vobb and the straw vote forecasts the ap
proach of political vaudeville.
Some amateur ollticlnns In New York
think they can head off Bryan by uniting
on Lieutenant CJovernor Chanler.
It coMt Pennsylvania $!W,000 to find out
Who got the state capltol loot, and an
equal sum Is available for the prosecution
of the looters.
The failure of Tammany Hall to con
nect with the meal tub In New Tork City
becomes painfully evident by the fact that
a mortgage for 1X7.000 is about to be placed
on the society's headquarters.
Judge Austin L. Crothers, the democratic
nominee for governor of Msrylond, was a
farm boy In his youth, and later taught
school for a number of years before he
began the study of law. He Is a bachelor.
The Pennsylvania democrats have taken
their platform, the present campaign, from
the decalogue, "Thou shalt not steal," and
the republican denounce it as flat blas
phemy to drag the Holy Scriptures through
the mire of Pennsylvania politic.
The Dally New of Hattlesburg. Miss.,
ha offered Governor James K. Vardaman
$7,600 a year, the same salary ha would re
ceive as t'nlted State senator, to assume
the duties of editor of the paper, and the
governor ha replied that he will be glad
to consider the proposition. .
Following the custom of hi predeces
sors, Governor Hughe of New Tork 1
booked for an extensive tour of county
fair, at which he will give a vocal ac
counting of state affair. The governor I
the proud , father of a .baby girl ad can
munch a wisp of hay without feazlng hi
wTilsker. ' ' - .x
CHORDS WITH PUBLIC BELIEF.
Imprisonment mm a Core-All for Of-
fendlnar Heads of Trust.
St. Loul Times.
One high-pitched note In Secretary Taft's
Columbus declaration ring in full accord
with majority sentiment In both great par
ties, In all parties.
The ecrotary of war and the president
whom he eulogized have no patent right on
the announcement that ' the best way to
curb the illegal practice of the trust 1
to send the responsible head of such an
offending corporation to prison. This ha
been urged before, by men who are con
spicuous In opposition to the theories in
power. But it will gratify and satisfy the
people to be told authoritatively that such
is the present view of a leading repub
lican candidate for the presidency.
The publlo la disgusted with punishment
by fine. The public believes that to fine a
predator)' octopus a part of the spoils It
ha filched from the pockets of the public
itself I precisely like punishing a high
wayman by making him restore a percent
age ot what he has just taken from his
TTiere seems to be growing union of
opinion upon this matter of making im
prisonment something to be feared by the
big law-breakers. The more indelibly this
knowledge 1 stamped upon the minds of
the commercial pirate who have believed
that the possession of many million ren
dered their owner Immune from the or
dinary processes of law, the nearer the
country will approach to better feeling be
tween the maase and the classes.
The Limit ot Trouble.
Poor old 'Frisco Is certainly getting more
than her share of trouble. With the horror
of the earthquake not yet forgotten, came
the disgraceful graft exposures, and for
months the work of reconstruction has
been hampered by labor troubles. ' Now
comrs the bubonic plague. Fortunately a
city that has been nerved up to survive
the earthquake and fire and the Echmiti
regime, can regard thia latest affliction as
i HEX, in the course of business, it becomes
desirable to dispose of the season's broken
lots of Men's and Boys' Suits, we do so by
such price reductions as means a saving to
our customers. We also have several small
lines of Men's Bhirts at greatly reduced
"We have a few dozen Star Blouses now
on sale at half price.
New styles in Men's and Boys' Fall Hats are now
waiting for you here.
JBfownbtg, Ming 81 Co
"R. S.WILCOX, Manager.
to start an
let the children
know you have
Can't be beat
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
MIAKIXG TUB LEMON TREES.
Knleker Was your auto speeding?
Hocker No. the l.-mdscapo ya going by
too fast. New York Sun.
"I hear Mr. Awl King, the big financial
magnate. Is going to take the buth for
What kind? Hot baths?"
"No; Immunity baths." Baltimore Amer
ican. "There's nothing like exercise to stim
ulate growth," said the man who posed
as an authority uion physical culture.
"It doesn't always," replied the other
man. "I've got a young fox terrier that
exerciss hla stumpy tall- every time any
ono speuks to him, but' tho tall doesn't
seem to grow any." Philadelphia Press.
Judpe What brought you here?
Prisoner Two policemen.
Judge Drunk, I suppose?
Prisoner Yes; both of them Chlcaga
The ardent Cuban patriot had raised an
artny of seventeen men and started a revo
lution. "But what do you expect to achieve by
It?" asked one of the newspaper - corre
spondents. "Immortality!" he exclaimed. "Did you
ever hear of one of us empire builder get
ting killed? Not on your machete!"
Thereupon, to avoid being run In by the
police, he took hi devoted band and hiked
for the mountain fastnesses. Chicago Tri
bune. THE WORRYIXO BROTHER.
Uncle Remus' Magazine.
Satin enmo a-chasln' me lively tbroo' d
Bun me fum de shadder ter de breakln
er de light;
An' I can't climb ter heaven an' de
yuther place In sight,
An' I don't know what'a a-conHf!" on
He run me oh, he run me de e fur
he kin see; .
He swim de ragin' river an' ha climb de
An' I wonder what he wantln' wid a
sinner po' e me? '
An' I don't know9 what' a-comin' oa
He sho' got time I tell you! ter be run
1 nln' roun' lak' dat!
Wisht de harrlcane would head 'Int, OV
de eavtquake th'oWJm flatly.
De sinners sho'll ,t burnln" on" Be grid
' die whar dey at
: An' I don't know what's . a-coinin.' oa
and those 6harp, shooting, agon,
izing pains drive you almos(
crazy, take Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain
Pills, and get relief. They driv
out the pain by their BoothinJ
effect upon the nerves, yhen,
taken as directed they are harnv
less, and leave no bad after-effects'.
That 's the reason they ara
so popular with all who us
them. Your drutrrist can tell
i you what others in your locality
i think of them. i
i "I do positively thWik that tr, Mile
Antl-l ala pill are the beat medicine eve
rut unan the market. I find them so rest
ful and soothing, and without any ba4
after-effects. I have suffered with neu
ralgia so that my system would last ache
and quiver and I cannot take opiate; but
1 can take these tablets, and they always
relieve me. No one that suffer with neu
ralgia need fear to take them as I know
tbey will not form a habit, (or It there wa
any opiate In them I could not take lham.
Just one In tha morning when I tt bad
and I eaa do my work all day."
MRS. W. H. BURKETT, Macon, Oa,
Sr. aCU Aatl-rata. Till are sold Yf
your aragrlat, who will gna rente that
the first paokag will benefit. It St (alia,
be will ratura yoar sueuey.
8S Ooaeo, as cent. Htvir sold la balk.
Llile3 Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind.
i if s :
Powered by Open ONI