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4 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY. SEPTEMBFJl 19. 1907. The Omaha Daily Dee FOtNUKU ET EDWARD ROEEW ATE.R- V1CTOR KOBE WATER. EDITOR. Enured at Omaha Postofnc a cood tiasa matter. TKHMfl OF SUBSCRIPTION, pally Bee twlthiut Sunday), cna yr..4 00 1-ailr and Eundsr, on year Jf Sunday !!. 0n year J Ealurday I;ee, one year.. " DELIVERED BT CAF.RIER. Ially tsee (Including Sunday), per week..l5 I'ally b (without Sunday, per week. .100 Lvanlng H! (Without Sunday), per week ie Evenlrg Bee (with Sunday), per wee...lfte Address all rorarlalnts of Itreru'eritlea ra delivery to City Cireuls'lnn Department. OFFICES. Omaha-Th Bee Building, South Omaha City Hall Building. Council Bluffs 15 feeott Pttreet. Chicago lv Vntty Building. New rork-lV H"me Mf Insurance Bag. Washington Vi Fourteenth Street. correspondence. Communlrations relating to news and dl torlal matte should he addressed. Omaha Bee, Editorial Department REMITTANCES Remit by draft, express or portal order arable to The Re Publishing Company. Only I-eent utarnp recejvad In payment of mall account personal checks, exeept cm Omaha or eastern exchange, not accepted. STATEMENT OF CTRCCLATION. ttat rf Nebraska, Douglas county. Oeorre It. Tzsebura;, treaaurer of T worn, say that tha actual number "f I full and rompleta copte of Tha pally Morning. Evening and Sunday Bea pnniei during the month of August, 107. wa follows: i , a,75o it e,04o J 30.S4O It 36,800 87.040 II 87 W0 4 SS.SOO SO 87.000 f 37,440 11 3040 , 3430 ttr. 3,30 1 34,700 ti . 34.M0 t 80,840 14 3,S0 t M.O0Q tt 35,000 10 34430 tt 30.730 11 33,850 17 WW 11 37J40 It II 37410 II... ' "MOO 14.. 30,700 tO 30,840 It 30.770 II... 30440 1 30,360 ' Totl ; a.130330 Lees unaold and returntd copies, lie Net total . . . frelly average ; x,i3o.m 30,364 QEO. B. TZ8CHUCK. Treaaurer. Subscribed In my presence and aworn to before ma this Hit day of August, 10I. (Seal) M. B. HLNOATE, Notary Public. WHEJI OCT OF TOWN. Saawertaers leaving- tha elty porarllr shaald kara Tha MallaO ta them. A acres will cka(t aa aftea a retiaeetecU The reported shortage of the oats crop does pot refer to the wild kind. Before complaining about this Sep tember heat, think of the saving In coal.. "When should a boy put on trou sers?" asks the Boston Globe. In the morning. The king of Slam, having bought fourteen new dahshunds, may be said to be long on dogs.' Thomas F. Ryan Is said to bold the key to the situation by the organiza tion of a typewriter trust. The vacation season Is about over and an estimate may now be made on the average cost of freckles. Several of the aspirants ought to be thinking about sending their presiden tial boom to Muldoon's for repairs. Lieutenant Governor Chanler would look bigger to New York democrats If Governor Hughes were not so much bigger. Mayor "Jim" was roped In by the people up at Chadron. Down hero In Omaha the people have been roped In by'Mayor "Jim." ' Fashion writers assert that curves are going out of fashion. They have never been in fashion with the Wash ington ball team. Morocco does not know Just what a modus Vivendi means. In this case It means a division of the spoils, with Morocco playing the role of spoils. The Ohio democrats will make, the usual annual discovery that the repub licans pf the state' always do their domestlo fighting between elections. It 10 not Explained why that Kansas City mob abandoned, its effort to lynch a man who flayed - trombone In an apartment house fourteen hours a The waning summer has not been without . Some redeeming . features, Senators .Beverldgo and Dick have both been on the mute list most of the time. "The voice of the people" has spoken against ' fusion In Nebraska The Question is. whether the demo- pop political manipulators will heed their oracle. A' wild bull created havoc the other day Vy a race through a Philadelphia street. It must have been a western product, as the Wall street bulls have all teen tamed. Tho lord mayor of Orleton, over In EngUod, loft 1400,000 to Vale. Th Yale authorities never heard of him. butiaro pleased to make his posthu mous acquaintance. see no need of tariff revision," says Chairman Payne of the ways and means committee ot congress. Sotue t lints there is none so blind as those what think they see. Chicago may need a new charter, tut an adverse majority of more than 60,000 is conclusive that Chicago does not want tho particular charter just submitted tor ratification. Omaha will be one ot tho few west ern cities to put up a horse show this year. While Omaha may be slow at getting started in these fads, It is never tho first to drop out rABctL rosr riioroa mo.ve. The Trlstate Jewelers association, assembled in convention at Cincinnati, has injected a new element Into the discussion of the parcels post propo sition by adopting a resolution Indors ing the plan, "when the point of ship ment and delivery are both In the same rural free delivery route." This plan, it was argued before the conven tion, would help extinguish the deficit In the postal revenues and would at the same time prevent tha catalogue and mall order houses, all of which are in cities not on the rural free de livery routes, from using the parcels post to further encroach on the retail merchants. Perhaps It would be unjust to hint that the express company combine had a hand in qualifying this Indorsement of the recommendation that Postmaster General Meyer will make to the com ing congress for the adoption or ex tension of the parcels post system. However, the resolution is framed along the line of what the express com pany representatives have been fight ing for these many years. The adop tion of such a limitation by congress would Interfere only In slight degree with the monopoly which the express companies now enjoy in the trans portation of merchandise denied mall privileges, under exiting postofflce regulations. It would prohibit the use of malls for parcels post purposes, to the manufacturers and merchants of the larger cities and give a decided preference to the dealers In the smaller towns which happen to be the focal points of rural free delivery. The mall order houses would get around it by appointing a distributing agent in each town to reshlp their consign ments. Up to date, little has been offered to show that the country merchants have any pronounced opposition to the parcel's post. Representations to this effect appear for the most part to be the result of agitation by Interested parties under influence of the express companies, rather than of action by the retail merchant in the smaller towns and villages. Unless congress can be shown that the inauguration of a parcels post system would work a real hardship on the country mer chants, something more effective than the half way resolutions of the brand of the Trlstate Jewelers' association will be necessary to stop favorable consideration ot the postmaster gen eral's program. a it other cnjLLEKat From tiproit. 81r Thomas Llpton will try once more to lift the America's cup. Out here in the west, where maritime knowledge is confined largely to fa miliarity with the movements and pos sibilities of the schooner' prairie and the other kind the Information does not cause an especial thrill, unless it be for the gameness ot the true sport who has been thrice whipped and Is still In the ring. Perhaps an addi tional significance attaches to the latest challenge In the fact that it comes through the Royal Irish Yacht club, instead ot the Royal Ulster, as In former efforts to lift the America's cup. The word "Irish" Is vastly more eloquent and potent than the word "UUter." The Irish have saved every country but their own and the name has a pleasing and catching sound. Couple this with the fact that the new yacht Is to be called "Shamrock IV." and many people will see dangerous strength In the combination ot "Irlah" and "Shamrock.' Tho cup, much vaunted and much wanted, which was originally brought to this side of the Atlantic in 1851, after being won by the yacht "Amer ica" In the contest of that year off the Isle of Wight, has remained In peaceful possession of this country until 1871. Since that time, eleven different efforts have been made to restore the emblem to the British possession, but the cup is still here. Sir Thomas Llpton has made three trials for It and has won the admira tion ot the American people by show ing that be is a true sportsman and a cheerful loser. If he can win in the next contest, no American will be grudge htm the honor; still, wo fancy that wo know something about yachts In this country and Sir Thomas will find It bard to break tho Americans of the fixed habit of holding their own against all corners'. THB VOICC OF TBI PKOPLI." The official canvass of the votes cast at the recent state-wide primary In Ne-t braska discloses, what might naturally have been expected, that notwithstand ing the fact that each was running on both tickets, the populist candidate for supreme Judge has received the populist nomination and the demo cratic candidate for supremo Judge has received the democratic nomination. Summing the result up in a word, while the democrats and populists had an opportunity to fuse at the' polls, they have failed to take advantage of that opportunity because the condition of fusion on the part of tho democrats was that the populists accepted the democratic candidate and coatrary wlse, the condition' of fusion on the part of the populists was that the dem ocrats accept the populist candidate. If fusion upon a single candidate Is to be effected now It must be by forcing one of these nominees off the ticket and substituting tho other In his place. But "tho voice of the people" has spoken and it tho rule of the majority is to bo respected no fusion can take place. By their primary election bal lots the democrats have declared that they do not want Judge Albert to head thfelr ticket and the populists have de clared that they do not want Judge Loomls as their standard bearer. "The voice ot the people" has been distinctly registered against fusion snd to pro duce fusion now by whatever method of persuasion Is to overrule and repu diate "tho voice ot the people." It is not to be expected that any lit tle thing like steadfast devotion to principle will stand In the way of merging the democratic and populist tickets In Nebraska this fall. After the merger has taken place, however, the democratic and populist spell binders will be duo to speak lightly for awhile about "tho voice ot the people." 777 E OKLAHOMA COSBT1TVT10S, Advices Indicate that the constitu tion prepared by the proposed state of Oklahoma has been ratified by an overwhelming majority and that the democratic candidates for offices In the new state have been elected. This action places It before President Roosevelt to decide whether the two territories shall be admitted to state hood as one state. The situation is peculiar, In many respects. The constitutional conven tion, which prepared the constitution Just voted upon, was largely demo cratic, and prepared a document that Is by many considered something of a freak In the line of state constitutions. It provides for the initiative and refer endum, for state wide prohibition for twenty-one years, and then offers a code of laws, which opponents ot the measure contend should have been left to the state legislature. The consti tution also embodies the Goebel law, made famous or infamous In Ken tucky, which leaves nothing to chance In elections and gives the democrats authority and power to gerrymander the state so as to eliminate republican chances for many years. President Roosevelt has considered the Oklahoma constitution, as en dorsed by the constitutional conven tion, at some length and, while he has given no official opinion on the subject, the Impression prevails that the document Is to him far from sat isfactory, its critics contend that the convention should have adopted a plain, simple constitution, complying with the enabling act, and left all de tailed legislation to future sessions of the legislature of the new state. The voters, however, have decided on the original plan and, as they have to live under the constitution of their own making, the chances are that the ad ministration at Washington will ac cept the situation and that the presi dent will issue a proclamation at an early date, adding the forty-sixth star to the flag. BAROS VOir STXRXBtRO'8 RETIRE MKXT Natives of Germany In America will regret to hear that Baron Speck von Sternberg has voluntarily asked his government to recall hip from ' hi position as German ambassador to the United States. Baron" "Speck," as he was familiarly known In political and diplomatic circles at Washington, has done more perhaps than any other one man to strengthen tho friendly rela tions between the United States and Germany. Having succeeded a line of German ambassadors of the stolid type, Baron "Speck" entered into tho true western spirit and avoided many diplomatic complications by his keen apprecia tion of the difference between Amer ican and German sentiment. He be came a close personal friend of Presi dent Roosevelt, enjoyed to the fullest degree the confidence of the state de partment and succeeded with marked ability and cleverness. In securing satisfactory adjustment of every ques tion arising between this nation and Germany during his service at Wash ington. He is now taking a vacation and will be succeeded at Washington in November by Herr von Tschlrschky, at present secretary of foreign affairs of the German empire. The redeeming feature of the retire ment of Baron "Speck" is that after a brief respite he will become head of the Foreign office 'at home and will be In position to further strengthen and develop, the cordial friendship that has been established between this country and Germany during his so journ here. roCKTAlLS. It that cocktail alleged to have been served at the Fairbanks home in Indianapolis when the president made his Decoration day address there, Is to be made an issue In the next presi dential campaign, the American people will want to know all the facts In the case. As the story was first circulated, the guests on that occasion were served with cocktails. For a few days the public laughed at the joke and wished It was in on it. and then it was discovered that some sober-minded people were taking the matter se riously. The vice president refused to dignify the story by1 discussion, leaving everyone to draw his own conclusions of tho bibulous episode. But the climax came or was precipi tated when Bishop Berry ot the Metho dist Episcopal church announced at Detroit that "either President Roose velt or Secretary Loeb, and not Mr. Fairbanks, was responsible for the cocktails served at the luncheon tend ered them by the vice president at Indianapolis." Secretary Loeb, who occasionally grows weary ot playing scape-goat, retorts with this; Tha atatemnt la too abaurd to be (Ivan any credence. Neither tha preeldent nor his aacretary either directly or Indirectly ordered anything- of. any kind at tha luncheon .In quaatlon or at any other luncheon where they were g-ueeta. On the face of things, Secretary Loeb's statement is unanswerable. To start with, no guest, not even the president nor his secretary, would feel justified In kicking on tho menu card of his host and ordering a cocktail on the side. But Secretary Loeb goes lame at the critical point. He is silent whether cocktails were served at all, or whether he or the president, or the vice president partook of them. He gives no hint, either, of the brand of the cocktails. Were they Manhattans or Martinis wet or dry old fash ioned whisky cocktails, Portsmouth cocktails, gin cocktails, or any of the other brands recognizable by the thirsty public and the man in the white apron who polishes the glass ware? Possibly they were only oyster cocktails, that cheer but do not In ebriate. In that case, the incident might be considered closed, but If the cocktails served were of any new variety the great American public will want to know the particulars and the ingredients and perhaps to. try one before passing Judgment. The contention of the railway law yers is that the State Railway commis sion has no right to fix grain rates be cause the rates on hauling grain be tween Nebraska points are constituent parts of interstate rates for hauling grain to eastern points. On the same theory no state railway commission could fix rates for transporting any commodity between -local points be cause there might be an . Interstate haul of the eame commodity Including the same local distance. It that Is the real basis of the railroad appeal to the federal courts the sooner the State Railway commission finds out where it stands the better. If Omaha is to be made attractive for Ak-Sar-Ben week by artistic deco rations it cannot be done by throwing the doors wide open for all sorts of hideous canvas signs. The objection able and ugly street booths and stands should also be nipped In the bud be fore people can put. up the plea that they have made plans which cannot be disturbed without pecuniary loss. Senator Depew Is surprised that there is so much sentiment in the country in favor of getting rid of the Philippines. Strange the senator has not discovered how much sentiment there Is in the rountry In favor of get ting rid of two United States senators from New York. Why should the populist nominee for supreme Judgo withdraw in favor of the democratic nominee? The dem ocrats will expect ithe populists 'to yield to the democrats on the electoral,, ticket next year and ought to be will ing to let the populists have the best of it this year. In view of .these' revelations of Standard Oil profits, that little 166, 000 donation of Mr. Rockefeller to help erect a $1O0,O('OO building for the University of Nebraska, looks so small as to be hardly worth mentioning. Nebraska's new echedulo of cream rates runs up to 600 miles. There are mighty few states out ot the whole forty-five that could, have a straight shipment covering close to 600 miles without crossing state boundaries. The democratic mayor of Council Bluffs has put himself on record in favor of cutting down the number of licenses across the 'river to ten. He must want to equalize the number of saloons and gambling houses. Lincoln is about to inaugurate a new national bank, . It is only a ques tion of time when the Omaha banking field will also be found too tempting to be resisted by ambitious financiers. Returns -show that Messrs. Hogg, Bacon and Steer' have been elected to the Oklahoma legislature. They should be keen on the Job of protecting the live stock interests of the territory. Emperor William recently fell from his horse while out riding. A few more breaks like that and the emperor will lose his chance of ever being com pared to President Roosevelt. The king of Denmark has a collec tion of eggs worth f 125,000. That is nothing. The farmers' wives in Ne braska make a collection of eggs as valuable aa that every day. The Way of . the World. ' Baltimore American. Tha distribution of food and evil la In proportion to the flower and weeds of the flelda, and tha compensation of wisdom, wealth, Irnorance and poverty la ever turn Ins: and twlatlPK around the corner of Im pulsive circumstances. Eapaaalaa; la Heal Valae. New York Tribune. The Interstate Commerce commission's report on the operations of the railroads for tha year 1906-4 shows a large Increase In gross earnings and net earnings. Rail road property Is not shrinking In real value, but expanding, and pessimism as to Its future seems both gratuitous and unreasonable. Caatloaa Aboat Tainted Money. Philadelphia Record. Colleges may continue to accept tainted money, but polltltlans have been getting shy of having thla aort of marked bills found upon them. Mr.' Burton, who pro poses to evict Tom Johnson from the Cleveland mayoralty, announces that he will accept no campaign contributions from any public service corporation, Inside of Cleveland or out of It. The corporations wlU have to And some other way of con tributing to tha defeat of the l-cent fare mayor. Tbla May Help Soaia. ; Philadelphia Record. All men In banks and In other positions where they are Intrusted with the handling of tha money of otlu r people are earnestly Invited to take notice that Runyan, the paying teller who put tlOO.uiO Into a suit case and walked off with It. and concealed himself for two weeks, haa been sentenced to seven years in tha penitentiary. It may help them ta resist temptation to poat tLla paragraph where they can spa It occasion ally. Not many thieves get much fun out of their steaUnsa ,t a BITS OP WASII1SOTOW LIFE. Minor Scenes aad Ineldeata Sketched a the pt. Waahlngtnn correspondents have mapped out a royal good time for Secretary Taft whlla making his homeward journey through the empire of the csar. The Brook lyn Tlmea' correspondent calls It tha moat notable trip ever undertaken by an Amer ican cltlsen. and givea these details: It Is expected that Secretary Taft and hi party will arrive at Vladivostok, Man churia, on the 11th of next Norember. The next day they will start on their long rail road Journey to 8t. Petersburg. The trip will occupy practically ten days. Including a stop of two Cays at Moscow. The arrangements for the Journey, which were completed In a .tentative way befo'ra Secretary Taft left Washington, hare been placed In the hands of the International Flet-t'lng Car company of Parts, which' op erates the trains de Uyt on the Trans-Siberian railroad. A special car has been provided for the secretary and his family. In It will be every convenience and comfort of a well-appointed home. It will be ele gantly fitted and furnished, divided Into compartments and provided with every fa cility known to modern travel. There tha secretary may rest or work, as may suit his fancy. Tho ether members of the party will be provided for equally well. Tha tratn will consist of three sleepers, a dining car and an observation car. The entire tratn will be beautifully and elaborately equipped. It will be In personal charge of a prominent official of tha company which operates the line, who will see to It that tha Taft party haa every desire anticipated. The first Important stop on the Journey from Vladivostok to Moscow In fact, tho only one of consequence will be at Irkutsk, the finest city In Siberia, not far from Lake Baikal, across which the Russian soldiers marched on the Ice en route to Manchuria during the Russo-Japanese war, and 3.35 miles from Moscow. According to the schedule of the train a stop of only two hours Will be made at Irkutsk, but an arrangement has been .made by which Secretary Taft may prolong his so journ there. If he desires to do so. The city of Irkutsk Is the center of the Ruseo Chluese tea trade, has a population of 60.000, Including 6.00 exiles, and Is an ad mirably appointed town. The scenery along the Trans-Siberian road is wild and Interesting and the views from paslng trains are magnificently pic turesque and beautiful. At tha various brief stopping points Becretary Taft's train will be supplied with fresh fruits, vege tables and other provisions. Throughout the long Journey the secre tary will be the guest of the crar of Rus sia and every Russian official, at any point en route will see to It that nothing is left undone that would add to the com fort and convenience and interest of th trip. On arrival at St. Petersburg Secre tary Taft will continue as the guest of the czar and will be accorded the most not able distinction. According to Secretary of Commerce Oscor S. Straus the division of information newly established In his department la to be a much mora far reaching Instrument than haa been supposed. It la not merely to aid In the distribution of immigrants, but to serve as a sort of government em ployment bureau for American working men. Mr. Straus' plana contemplate not merely the furnishing to working-men, as well as immigrants, of Information about where employment may be obtained, but the actual obtaining for them of a prom ise of employment before they leave one part of tho country for another. Hitherto It has been understood that this new bu reau was to aerye. only aa ' a means for supplying Immigrants with Information. ' "The last congress," said the secretary, "provided for a division of Information In connection with the bureau of immigra tion. I put at the head of this division one, of the most respected labor men In tho country, Terence V. Powderly, a man of broad experience and great ability. "It Is my hope to make this division really helpful to labor In general In plao log such Information before not only the Immigrants, but the laboring men through out the . country, as will enable them to supply the demand for remunerative labor in every part of the country. "I hope the division will be a kind of clearing house, so that the wage earner may obtain definite employment before moving from one section of the country to the other." James & Brown of Washington Is the only man In the world who ever had hie leg broken by $1,000,000. Mr. Brown Is a clerk In the Treasury department, and a tl, 2(0,000 bundle of greenbacks, falling on him from a truck, fractured his thigh. "Tea, that money came to me," said Mr. Brown the other day. "But I got It In the wrong way, didn't It Thinking of It after ward. It seemed to me I resembled a good deal the hunter who went out after panther. He, too, got something; but to him, too, It came the wrong way. Listen! "A hunter aet out one day to hunt, and a panther aet out at the same time to eat 'I muat have a fur overcoat,' said the hunter. " 'I,' sld the panther, "must have a din ner.' "Some hours later, In a lonely wood, the panther and tha hunter met. " 'Ah.' said the hunter, gayly, levelling his gun, 'here Is my fur overcoat' "And he shot; but the panther, dodging behind a tree, escaped unhurt "Then the panther rushed forth before the hunter could reload. ' 'Ah, here's my dinner," said the panther. "And he fell upon the hunter and de voured him. "Thus each got what he wanted, the hunter getting his fur overcoat and the panther getting his dinner." A Tampering Hint. Minneapolis Journal. Says Judge Gary of the Steel trust: "The time has gone by for the great corporations to Ignore the public". Right you are, judge, so kindly roll those rails some more. Railroad Earnlsgt I.araer Tha Ever. Chicago Record-Herald. Notwithstanding the low prices of stocks, railroad earnings for the past year have in many cases broken all previous records. This fact appears to bear out the theory that the price of stocks depends on the whim of Wall street and not on the condi tion of business. Gaeaawark ana Death. Chlcaso Record-Herald. Twenty-five killed In a train wreck In Vermont. WhyT It was because the trains coming from opposite directions were not running under speetflc orders from headquarters, but In stead were feeling their way along a single track In accordance with Information oc casionally furnished to the conductors as to the location of other trains. A little error In a dispatch between, two atatlons, a figure 30 Instead of M--that waa all. One conductor thought he had time to make a siding four miles away before the other reached It. The trains met halfway. The twenty-five dead furnish twenty-five substantial reaaons. If, Indeed, any new reasons are needed, why congTaa and the state legislatures should abandon their present halfway measures of regulation and pass stringent laws compelling the com panies to manage their roads without mur der as a side line. Bieentaiodid by li.rJlflf phyilclni an ehimlttt BAKING has obtained the confidence of the public. L It romelles with tha Piir Fiwt T r.1 .it ...... 2. It is tbe ealv bich-rrade t i. X. v- . t.w. Food prepared with it is free from Rocbelle Salts of Atum. S. It is tb strongest Baking Powder cn the market. I.OOO.OO glvon for any ubatanc) injurious to rtoolth round In Calna Is to eerereny aad sclentfncaHr . prepared that tha neutralisation of the Inrradleet Is absolutely perfect There fore alnae leave Roche" Salts er Alorn (a la feod. II is cheaaloalir correct. All Qroeori art Asthortzeo to Guarantee (hit aIamBaklnrPowdreosta little. Coats a Uttle more thaa the cheap. Injurious powders new ea the market, but It It big earing over the trust powders. Try Calumet Jl DOE. MADE IXSl-HAXCK LAW Cesnpany Penalised far Misstatements ta Policyholder. Philadelphia Record. Judge-mad law consists In theory merely of the application ot old and commonly accepted rule of conduct to new cases. In fact, the courts do not make law at all. They are not Innovator, like the legisla ture. Nevertheless, the application of an ancient principle by the Judges to a new state of facts often Is quite a far-reaching In effect as any statute. An Instance in point 1 tb recent decision of the New York court of appeal In the suit ot a policyholder who complained that the published statement of the company were misleading and presented the condition of the concern In a light more favorable than the truth warranted. The decision of the court was that the policyholder was en titled to a return of all premiums paid by him and all accrued earning without de duction for tbe cost of Insurance during the life of the policy or compensation of any kind whatever to the company. The decision Involved nothing more than an application of the principle that fraud vitiate a contract; still, as a restraining Influence on over-aangulne or unconscion able Insurance officers this Judicial dictum I comparable In effectiveness with a whole chapter of legislative saferuards from the Insurance code of a state. The possibility of having to return premium received on policies, together with all ac cumulated earning,, even on risk that have been carried for ten or fifteen years, will make the officer end director very careful about putting anything Into their annual or other statement that might be construed to hsv been untrue and de ceptive and. therefore, fraudulent. Tbe In ducement will be strong to publish all the facta, the favorable and tha unfavorable aa well. The remedy la not perfect; It may be the case that to an Inaurcd person who haa lost hi health or ha pasaed the finish of youth the contract 1 worth more than the returned premium would be. But no legal remedy I perfect, and o far as it goesand It roes very far the remedy ap plied by the court of appeals make for honest publicity and Improvement In the confidential relation between Insurers and Insured. , . ' PLATING TAO WITH DEATIf. Grwesonaa Beeord. of Aatomoblle Acci dents. Kansas City Journal. One of the regular and established ource of new upon which maker of newspapers have come to depend I the daily record of automobile accident. During the last rummer scarcely a day ha passed without It grew some story of ome seriou and often fatal accident to drivers and other occupants of automobile. Occasionally the monotony la varied when harm come to an Innocent pedeetrlan, or when an uncontroll able machine leap a wall, climb over a few trees, awlms a lake and land squarely In th mldrt of a picnic party. When one read of the desperate chance taken by the men who race motor car on the public roads . It la hard to feel a proper amount of sympathy for them when the Inevitable word cornea of their Injury. A long aa men will deliberately invite death by foolish and profitless diversion they muat expect the logical consequence of their own folly. The pitcher that goes too often to tbe well Is broken at last, and the speed maniac who continually places his life and the live of others in Jeopardy will 'suffer th final penalty. Automobile- racing seem to have been a logical evolution la the tr1vlng of men for speed. There Is something In the very fact or flying through the air at a breathless pace that intoxicates Its devotees, to their own undoing. For th time being. Judg ment la unhinged and all th natural ele ment of caution are lost In a wild freniy that has been' solemnly pronounced by a board of British experts as temporary In sanity, related directly with the mania for manslaughter and self-destruction. It does not require profound Investigation, how ever, to convince any wall balanced mind that lljn hysterical men who drive their powerful teaehlnes at the speed of th wind, flirting with titsth at every turn of their wheels, are menu My warped. Fortunately their class 1 small The maintenance of racing automobiles I ioj evpeaalve a pleas ure for most people. ' PERSONAL, KOTKS. Mrs. Effie W. Smith appealed to th O cult eourt yesterday for an Injunction to prevent her husband talking to her. Six palra of lover rushed to be mar ried In public at an Ohio county fair when a sewing machine wa offered. People who tart Ilia together with a good aewing machine make no mistake. The scientific expedition sent to tho Aleutian Island last spring by th Mass achusetts Institute of Technology, under the direction ot Prof. E. A. Jagger, has returned to Seattle. Prof. Jagger say th expedition succeeded In the exploration of all the Island of th chain from ITnlmak Fui to Atlcha. H. M. Bavllle, profeaaor of ethnology at Columbia university, who has spent nearly four month In making investigations and collecting data concerning th prehistoric races that he believed Inhabited th moun tain region and coast of Ecuador, haa ar rived In New York. He found the ruins of a city which he believes wa founded many year before the Spaniard settled in Ecuador. ' Dr. El wood Meade, formerly chief of th bureau of Irrigation ef the Department of Agriculture, and now living In Laramie, Wyo has acoepted the office ef chief of the Irrigation Investigation for Australia, which was recently tendered him by th British government. The place. It I stated, carri with It aa annual salary of 11S.0OO. Pr. Mead wa formerly stata engineer of Wyoming snd at one time professor of Ir rigation engineering at the Colorado Agri cultural college.' Fort Collins. Vlmer B. Pennypacker Of Westchester. Pa., executor ef the (130,000 eatate ef Joaeph Anderson, who died about a . year . ago. FIVE EASON8 WHY CALUMET POWDER Powder toirl t nn.r.i. .... : d J, "7 Calumet ha be min to give the money away. II presented 112,000 to the PhoenLxvllle hospi tal, and he ay he will continue giving until the fortune la all gone. Anderson left nearly all his estate to Mr. Penny packer, with the stipulation that he should give the proceed away exactly aa he pleased. Pennypacker is a clerk ot the ofllc of the county commissioners at a alary of tl.200 a year. Edward Morris, who succeeds hi father, the late Nelson Morris, as the head of the big Morris packing concern, was born in Chicago on October 1. IMA. He received his education In the public schools of the city and embarked In business with his father In 1880. Rapid promotion followed, and at the time of the death of Nelson Morris the son waa vice president and treaaurer of the company. He is also vice president and treasurer of the Falrbank Canning company, vice president at the Consumers' Cotton Oil company, and a director of th National Packing company, A. M. Roths child de Co. and the Union Rendering com pany. LAI GIII.XO) GAS. "Your bumD of destructlveness. "' salt, the phrenologist, "is large. Are you a soldier?" "No," wa the reply. "I am a chauf feur." The Independent. BUI Before launching Into- matrimony a man should always count the cost. Jill But how can he tell how much aM mony the Judge la 'going to allow? Yonkers Statesman. "Pa. what's the difference between an investment and a speculation?" ..Wnen 'ou 'n Investment, when you lose It s a speculation." Chi cago Record-Herald. , "I don't hear Gwendolln talking about ber afllnity any mure." , -"Nope." "What's wrong?" "Her affinity gave, her a falv commercial rating." Louisville Courier-Journal. "What's become of the Rollers? Thev were living very high the last I heard Of them. "They are still living high." "Are they?" "Yes; on the ninth floor of a tenement" Baltimore American. . r Speedy Has he a fine automobile? Yes, Indeed. He's been arrested twice." Cleveland i'lain . ... Handsome Customer (in art tore rd like to aret inmMhin. tk.t u. n . , i i suitable present for a young man. Salesman If you will pardon the bum-. gestlon, I think a nlcely-framcd portrait of yourself would Handsome Customer O, , he, wouldn't care for that. He's my husband, you know.-Chlcago Tribune. THE IRO.NY OF.. FATE. 8. H. Riser In the Record-Horald A young man loved a maiden fair Who thought him "sLTply grand." He had a surplus cf hot air For constant ua co hand. 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