Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 18, 1907, Page 4, Image 4
V THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY. NOVEMBER IP. 1007. ST-ie Omaiia Daily Del jl'NDED BY EDWARD ROSEWATLR. t VICTOR ROBE WATER, EDITOR. fntered at Omaha, Postoffke as second la matter. 4 TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION: l"y Rie (without fliindsy), one year..H) lly Bee and Bunday, one ear b '0 'lr Bw, on year 2.W f urday Hoe, one year 1.60 DELIVERED BY CARRIER. fly Pee. (Including Sunday), per wfcek..irc ,My Bee (without Sunday), per week.. 10c f "nine; Ree (without Hunday), per week 6c. 'Vnlng Bee (with Hunday i, tier week ... .10c address all complaint of Irregularities delivery to City Circulation Department 6 OFFICES, tj-maha The Bee Building. -outh Omaha City Hail Building, council Bluffs 16 Scolt fMreet. Chicago 1M0 University Building. 4'ew York 158 Home Life Insurance -lldlng. 'Vashlngton ;25 Fourteenth Street N. XV. T CORRESPONDENCE. ommunlcatlons relating to rows and edl- lal matter should be addressed, Omaha i". Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. :emlt hy draft, express or pOBtal order "able to The Bee 1'ubllshlng Company. ly 2-rent stamps received In payment of VII account. Personal checks, except on 'ilit or eastern exchange, not accepted. J STATEMENT OK CIRCULATION. JSte of Nebraska, Douglas County, ss: f'harlea C. Rosewater, general manager i The Bee Publishing company, being Jy sworn, savs that ttie actual number I full and complete copies of The Dally riming. Evening and Sunday Roe printed lulng the month of October, 1907, was as wlows: . . 36,970 IT WM 38.S90 18...... 36,6f0 a. 86,000 1 86,640 36,360 20 40.5(0 38,650 21 .... 36,650 f. 35,600 22 36,940 U 36,440 23 37,35 J f. . . 36,690 24 36 600 , 36.700 ' 25 36,753 . 36,6SO . 2 36,700 f' 36.490 . 27 3."B " 36,630 . 28 37,010 t 86,300 , 29 36.9b0 L 36,630 30..... 36, tO 36.930 31 37,330 38,920 ; , A Total I,139,4b0 us unsold and returned copies. 1 9,983 Net total .......... 1,139,568 illy average 36.4J7 I CHARLES C. ROSEWATER, 5 General Manager. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to ffora me this 1st day of November. 1907. . ROBERT HUNTER. - -Notary: Public. 3 WHO OIT Of TOWN. Subscribers leaving; the city tem porarily shonlil hsre The Bee nailed to them. Address will be t'haBge aa often as requested. A 4,000 republican majority Is etty close to high water mark In buglaa county. . ... utv , uanker about Ja health, but It la a little rude to quire about his circulation. "Money talks through a woman's it," says a New York paper. If that J true, money is unuBually boisterous iln fall. The candidate who ' ran and the ndldate who also ran will step up to !e counter and file a sworn statement campaign, expenditures. S Opportunity, which Is supposed to ake a noise at everyone's door, at j.ast once, Is finding a good many bells fit of repair since the recent financial arry. "What Is a stereotyped uhrase?" . - Mks a more or less curious subscriber. ialt another week or so and than get old of a copy of the Congressional tecord. i A New York physician asserts that josqultoes kill 250,000 every year. c least mat numuer attacks every lerson who gets into the summer kosort belt. a au "Anxious BUDscriDer wants to know if there is any difference between ) novel of the day and the former ;lm Novel series. ' There' a dtffer- face.of 11.40. . , , . Gallantry apparently plays no part politics. The only woman on the Icket got on the 'wrong ticket' and aa result was snowed under by nearly 400 majority. Jt looka aa if the Hon. , Warren wltxler would have to be put iu the lass with Roger SulMvan, Henry Wat- it-rson. Alton B. Parker and other un- egenerate democrats. Those New York lawyers who have fen unsuccessful In their efforts to lake Mr. Harrlman talk, might try the . meni o. smug over and whisper ig the word "Roosevelt" to him. The commissioner of Indian affairs as decreed that the Indians must kork or starve. The order has created ess consternation than it might had It i a. applied to me clerks lu the Wash- ligton departments. Universal comment on Colonel Bry- kn's pronunclamento, that he will take he democratic nomination for presi dent when offered to him. is that it as held for release so long that it ost-ita chief news value. Englishmen are protesting against l: to the United States. but Uncle Sam is meekly reminding them that on account of the financial rnrv thtv will ISava ir nut n Ihelr gold if they want their meal tickets. "We have happiness by the Jug ful," says' the Birmingham News. 1'hat is Just another way of announcing hat the editor of the News is not dU urbed by the fact that Birmingham Uent on the water wagon at the last lection. Washington newspaper! have started L campaign for "beautifying the aa- onal capital." All unnecessary. tV'hea the new members arrive in a few weeks with their prince alberta, Uouch hats and to shoes, nothing will be seeded to make Washington "a Mag of beauty and a Juy forever." the xr.AT-rtiODrnyG jjvprsTrtr. . u.iiiftiTi, Jubl lKBtied by tho ronsus .itirean. fiirnlsheii an intert'Ktlng contri bution to the record at growth ,in mm ur0,est Arueiican Industries, t tif the production of meat. Tho report t-hows that, counting the nmnller .iiai utal only wfth :ral trade, Ih piodut tR of thf HlaiiKh terlng and meat parkins establish ments of the I'nlted States e mount, to more than 11.000,000,000 annually. Incidentally, the bulletin furnishes An other illustration of the important part played by the American farmer in supplying the world with food. For the year 1903, the period cov ered by this census Inquiry, the pack ing houses bought from the farms and . e oi ilm tojntry 49,000,813 head of live stock, together with other nia erials, aggregating in value more than $806,000,000. When to this ia added the value of the grain, dairy products, mn, tobacco and other agricultural o(li:cts, it is easy to see where the atn source of our national wealth 'ies. The business of the packers, accord ing to the bulletin", has been lucrative, he difference between the price Of raw materials and the finished pro ducts sold by them amounting to about $100,000,000 a year. This margin is shown by the following figures for the three years ending with 1905. , Year. Products. Material. Increase. '90S $il.14.ti8 W),"',.',ill KiUi-ISMW MH 7sn.7Tt.l91 :',i,VK Vnl.iS2.3.'i; 11X16 OT3.91l.4Jti We.Viti.9ti!) 1',H'1,0." The increase item must, of course, take ' care of the labor employed, replacements, depreciation of plant, taxes, interest account, and still other charges, before it is reduced to profit pure and simple. HEW TllElUT OF APPENDICITIS. The growing army of appendicitis victims will doubtless be pleased to learn that some London physicians have been studying the subject and have evolved an entirely new theory as to the cause of the disease. The London surgeons did not take at all kindly to appendicitis when it was Produced In this country. Perhaps they were prompted bv 1 they refrained for a long time from giving any attention to ihu iimco. Even now they call it by other names, when possible, and only reluctantly ad mit that there is such a thing as appendicitis, and that its existence sometimes calls for surgical treatment, and they still stubbornly refuse to ac cept any American theories as to it3 cause. When appendicitis was struggling for recognition as a pathological condi tion, the London surgeons discovered a cause of the trouble. One of them, after elaborate investigations and ex periments, found that the red rubber' bands, with which" so niahy jars and bottles are sealed, contained antimony, and that a man with his system full of antimony waB certain to wake up some morning with an unruly appendix. Therefore, the red rubber banda'caused appendicitis. This theory was adhered to until it was discovered that Ameri cans, however hungry, did not show any ravenous appetites for red rubber bands, and that Britishers got appendi citis, although willing to make affi davit that tbey had never even tasted the succulent elastic. Under the demand for a new cause of appendicitis, the dear old London Lancet, usually solemn to the point of palnfulness, is trying to trace it to small particles of steel in American flour made by the roller process. This theory is being exploited, according to Consul General Wynne, to the extent that the American flour trade In Eng land Is being injured. Some of the disputants going so far as to intimate a deep-laid plot on the part of Ameri cans to spread appendicitis through the British system by the use of the roller-process flour. The debate would be wholly amus ing, were it not that an American in dustry is endangered by the luminous theorizing of the London doctors. As a matter of fact, the best experts In sist that the steel-ground flour is par ticularly free from foreign substances, as compared with the old process, still used In England, of grinding flour be tween mill stones. The chief advant age in replacing the 6tones with steel was to relieve the product of stone dust, admittedly injurious to health. But that will not prevent the Britishers from hunting pegs upon which to hang Charges against American foodstuffs. In the meantime, there is some little satisfaction In knowing that they are compelled t6 buy American flour and that if they get appendicitis they are compelled to adopt American methods for Its treatment. COLLH I SIE!t AXD THK AHMT. Officials of the War department ad mit their disappointment over the fail ure of college graduates to come forward and take examinations for appointment as second lieutenants in the army, in which rank there is an unusual number of vacancies. When the examinations were announced a rush for these positions was expected, but the authorities were disappointed to the point of chagrin to find that a select few presented themselves, none of whom seemed to care whether they were accepted. The officials are seek ing to explain the situation by assert ing that the salary of $1,400 per annum, which la the pay of a second lieutenant In the artillery corps, does not appeal to the college graduate. The contention of the army officials will hardly be accepted, least of all by college graduates, most of whom would Jump at a salary qf f J.,400 ,J"er. In any other calling. The college grad uate does not step from college Into lucrative employment, but, as a matter of fact, is handicapped in his early efforts to ram a living In rivalry with other, young men who were doing apprentice work while he was in col lege, nnd while his education is certain to prove of grout advantage in the long run, he nuiFt take hia place at first In tho ranks of the beginners. The pay of a second lieutenant Is far In excess of that given to clerks, young clergy men, teachers and In excess of that earned by professional men In their lirst years after graduation. The col lego graduate, as a rule, whatever vocation ho adopts, has to play a more or less weary prelude before he can demonstrate his earning power. If college graduate shun army ap pointments, they do it because of their indisposition to follow the military profession as a career, and not because of the inadequacy of the pay, which is large enough to appeal to the aver age collese graduate. PR(JillESH OF THE CONSPIRACY. The little bunch of conspirators who have been trying for years to "get" Chief of Police Donahue by fair means or foul now make it known through their organ that even before they have set off tho bomb they have been her alding the chief has been indicted, trjed and decapitated and a successor chosen to be imported from abroad. The reasons given for going out of town for a now chief are such as would, if well founded, call for the ex pulsion of every police captain and ser geant as well, and the Importation of officers from other cities to take their places. If the assertions of these marplots were true that the po lice are inefficient because appoint ments and promotions have been dic tated solely by politics and pull and without reference to police experience, then the whole official roster would have o be changed. How untrue these trumped-up charges are may be seen by a glance at the oillcial record of the men lu command of our police force, which in condensed form is as follows: J. J. Donahue Chief of Police: July 11, 1S92, I'ntrolman. March 19, 1S94, Ueteotlve. November 1, 1S!S, Captain. November 13, 1S99, Chief. Henry W. Sunn Captain: May 25, 1 S!l, 1'atrolman. September 6, 1891, resigned. April 19, 1892, rc-appolnted patrolman. Ma, rch 19, 1S94, Detective. .September 22, 1902, Chief of Detec tives. January 1. 1906, Captain. Patrick Mostyn Captain: 1'atrolman In early '80s. 18 87, Sergeant. 1899, resigned. August, 1902, re-appointed captalii. John K. Savage Chief of Detectives: July 28, 1887, Patrolman. July 21, 1399, Detective. , October 9.' 1906,. Chief of Detectives. Michael T, BamDsey 3orgeaot: October 22, 1885. Patrolman. . . April 1, 1901, Sergeant. Thomas HayeS Sergeant : March- lti, 1889, Patrolman. October 24, 1892. Detective. September 18, 1895, resigned. April 14, 1898, re-appolnted patrolman. November 13, 1899, Captain. Later reduced and again made Ber tram. . Henry C. Cook Sergeant: September 18, 1888, Patrolman. April 12. 1895, Sergeant. September 17, 1895, retired. June 11, 1897, re-appolnted patrolman. September 15, 1902, Sergeant. John Gibbons Serjeant: ApsJl 10, 1898, Patrolman. September 15, 1902, Sergeant. M-i t. Slg-wart Sergeant : , Patrolman In early '80s. On and oft force several times. January 19, 1903, re-appolnted patrol man. February 2, 1903, Sergeant. Michael Whales Sergeant; Patrolman in tho 'SOs. . July 28, 1887, Tatrolman. ' April 27, 1899, Sergeant. September 17, 1895, retired. April 4, 1898, I e-appolnted sergeant.. Alfred J. Bamnelaon Sergeant: Junuary 19, 1903, Patrolman. January 7. 1907, Sergeant, anion Tanona Sergeant: July 28, 1SS7, Patrolman. July 28, 189ti. laid off. June 14, 1897, re-appointed patrolman. January 2, l90ti, heraeant. It will be readily seen that with two or three exceptions every one of the present commissioned officers of the police department has a long record of police experience by which his present position has been earned. These offi cers, moreover, have been appointed by and held their places through suc cessive police commissions of opposite political parties and controlled by dif ferent factional elements. Chief of Police Donahue, in particular, has suc cessfully withstood repeated assaults of one kind or another because his record has proved unimpeachable and his bervlce has given satisfaction when measured by the standard of police efficiency. Ills enemies will have to produce more substantial reasons than have yet been forthcoming before this community will stand for his displace ment to make way for an Imported hireling. THE EFFECT OS DIVIDENDS. The movement in stock values is a curious study, particularly when con trasted with the conditions in actual industrial and commercial lines. An estimated shrinkage In quoted value of something like $3,000,000,000 has taken place In securities within the last eight months, an amount almost equal to the money supply, of the country. On the face of things, this would appear sufficient to cause a stoppage of all dividend disbursements, but nothing of the kind has yet happened. Dun and Bradstreet's reports for the la at week show that while manufac turers and jobbers are exercising cau tion In placing orders and showing a disposition to be in position to meet emergencies, tradd still keeps up and collections are reasonably good. In the mill districts, all the factories are fctlll workiug at full time, aud ordtis h are booked ahead In sufficient quantity to Insure steady operation for some time to come. The crop and Industrial reports are quite encouraging. They also Btate that there has been no slump in dividends, following lhe slump in stocks. Securities that lost "0 pet cent or more on the stock exchanges are still supported by 5 ami 6 per cent dividends that are coming along regu larly. Preliminary estimates made by financial Journals in New York Indi cate that the January dividend distri bution will be quite as large as a year ago. The railroads have all done a larger business than last year and most of tho industrials will make the usual dividend disbursements without diffi culty. " t'nder such conditions, the outlook cannot be considered discouraging, so far as legitimate business and honest investment are concerned. The effect on dividends will be measurable until the next following dividend priod la passed. An interesting news item emanates from the state house in the form of a detailed exhibit of money spent by candidates for district judgo through out the various judicial districts of Nebraska. Some of the candidates spent more than $300 to be elected, while the average seems to be be tween $150 and $200, but the seven judges in this district account for Just $25 apiece'. It would, doubtless, take a judicial interpretation to explain the deficiency. A new interchangeable mileage book is to be issued good on all lines within the jurisdiction of the Western Passenger association east of the Mis souri river, to be sold for 2 cents a mile straight, with no deposit to be returned on surrendering ' the cover. This does not look as if the railroads were figuring on contesting the 2-cent fare laws in these states, against which they have been so loudfy declaiming. The Washington Herald is wrong in Its assertion that the Hargls gang in Kentucky "is composed of unprincipled cut-throats." The fact is that the Hargis gang usually preferred to take a shot at a man from the Juniper clump, instead of taking chanres by getting within throat-cutting prox imity. Herbert Parsons, the republican poli tical boss.of New York, was once desig nated as "a trump" by President Roosevelt. Since Parsons made the fusion deal with Hearst In the recent campaign, and went down to an In glorious defeat, it Is remembered that "a trump" may run as loVas'a deuce. The report that "Uncle jfc; Cannon "threw up his hands" wheat frig presi dential boom was presented- by the Illinois delegation, cannot tAraccepted by those who know the man. He has been in the game too long to throw his hand into the discard without knowing what the other fellow holds. A bouquet for Omaha is to be found In the weekly bank clearing statement, which puts this city In the comparative increase column, while every other place hus suffered a ' severe slump. Omaha banks are either doipg more business or they are keeping their books differently The United States Express company has filed with the Nebraska State Rail way commission a list of its stock holders, which includes Senator T. C. Piatt and three or four other, Platts, but unaccountably fails altogether to make mention of Mae C Wood Piatt. Mr. Bryan Is criticising President Roosevelt for "attempting to centralize all power in the federal government." Mr. Bryan has begun feeling that way only since he abandoned bis plan for centralizing ownership of all the rail roads in the federal government. The official canvass -of the vote cast in this county at the last election con firms preliminary reports to the effect that the democrats will vacate next January the few rooms that have been retained by them as tenants in the court house. It may be trv3 that American heir esses have paid $900,000,000 for for eign titles, but there is the consoling fact that few of them have brought their purchases home with them. That dispatch stating that "women will weed out all the Improper books in the Chicago library," doubtless should have been "read" Instead of "weed." The Baslneaa Barometer. St. Louis Qlbo-Dcmocrat. In October the United States produced more Iron and steel than In any previous month. The "business barometer" indi cates that the country Is busy and sub stantially prosperous. Let It U at That. Pittsburg Dlnpatch. Once there was a tl Bryan dinner. Soon we are to have a S3 Bryan dinner. The ad vance Is due less to the Increased prosper ity of Bryan than to the greater wealth of the country following the defeat of him self and his theories. Flttlaa; flat- (or Motto. Kansas City Tinuti. It is not exactly apparent why a protest should be mado at this time against omit ting the words in God We Trust" from ( the new gold coins. It would perhaps, be more fitting to make a demand for print ing this motto on the clearing house certifi cates. rrrsk Lchiim fsaaed Is. , Indianapolis News. Notwithstanding the fact that various person. are seeking to demonstrate that a diet confined to one article of food Is the proper thing, the restaurants 1111 continue I te set forth their usual variety at prosperity prices, and contttus to Di4k money thereby. ox tii-:iiiiKM i ti, mux; t,iu. ItnlnniT of I'onrr In Demur ratio Parly . llelil h llenrl. Sim l:'fUI M i.M.ish.) Itepulilicim (iinl.i. "iw fuel Ft.m.ls i nt t,j cunvitHi- all ol-s,-rven thiil tlie ll.-arst following in tinat' i- Ni v York i atmot !- repi ll- il by iinv ili'ti.ori ,i'ic pi i, I . li 1 iiil CHnillililte if New Turk stilt- is to be wrested from tlu republicans. Tl-..- Independence lmue nimle noi. limit ions for tin- two .iinla. shipM In the tHi" lo ut (, npptulH (i nd Its c.mdiiliites ran against nun liuiorsi-il by both tin- re publican and i!i mocrat ie parties. Without the slightest clinnce of election these Hearst candidates polled, respectively. In Greater New York PI, Mti and Jo.1:: votes. These I'iKUVeS HI 111 til demollwIlHte file VOtinK HtivnizHi or Iln- Hearst followlnc In the nietiopoiis. inasmuch as tin- fusion between th: indep lid. nee league anil the republi cans In New York county did not extend to the court of upx-uls candidates. If nearly t'".io voters in Greater New York will vole that way in a judicial con test, a year before the presidential elec tion, no (juestions need be iiskcd us to Hearst power to influence the chances of a democratic presidential candidate. In tlm Empire slate. The first conclusion Is that no eastern conservative of the Jud e Parker type now has tins remotest chance of carry ing tie- state for the presidency next No vVnilwr. unless a complete revolution in political conditions should be effected In the coining eleven months. And t ho second conclusion is that neither Mr. Bryan, nor a candidate of his choosing, could possibly carry New York without coming; to terms with Mr. Hearst and his following long before election day. Mr. Hearst's position, consequently, has beeomo one of real Importance in consider ing the prospects and the developments of the presidential campaign. Hearst is on accomplished fact, just now. In American politics. Ilrnn Spells Defeat. Brooklyn Eagle (lnd.-Uem). There is a consensus of democrats thus thinking in favor of the nomination of Judge George Gray of Delaware for pres ident of the United States by tho democ racy. He stood aloof from Insanity when it was rampant within democracy, and he lias stood aloof from all forms of fanati cism or sclullsm which have affected the republican party in recent years. Wo do not say that Judgo Gray would surely bo elected, but we can say that Mr. Bryan would surely be defeated, should he again bo nominated, and that Judgo Gray could be elected, if unanimously nominated and supported by democrats. He would com mand an immense conservative republican support. A probable success should be pre ferred by the democracy to a certain de feat, and should bo preferred by Mr. Bryan himself. He owes to the party far more than ho can ever pay back. He owes to It the duty of aiding it to name an electable man and the duty of ceasing lo vex It with the candidacy of an unelcctahle man, namely, himself. We state this, we regret to say, less In the belief that lie will be largw enough to see, to measure and to meet tho democratic opportunity than to clear those who believe with us from re sponsibility for the consequences of further experimentation with an Impossible nnd uji insatiable "claimant. " What tVill Democrats Dot New York World (deni.) The question is, What will the demo crats do? What can they do? It Is mani fest that Mr. Bryan's nomination would mean a walkover forftoosevelt, for Taft. for anybody a republican convention would bo likely to nominate. Then why should the democrats muke Mr. Bryan their can didate and so down to inevitable defeat? If Mr. Roosevelt Is renominated the soli tary hope of democratic success lies In a new man and a new platform. The party must bury Its dead past and Its dend ls Rues and emancipate itself from Its popu listic present. With a new, clean, strong man who could reunite the factious and appeal on a new, clean, strong platform to the enormous Independent and disaf fected republican vote, democracy might, in our opinion, havo a chance. If hard times continued, if large numbers of men were out of employment, if public works and private enterprise were suspended and general prosperity were waning. If not gone, tho democratic party with such a candidate and such a plutform would un doubtedly stand a chance. But will the democratic party recover sanity enough to put Mr. Bryan aside? This Is tho first step tho lirst requisite. Taft and Hughes. Kansas City Times (Ind.). On the progressive sido Secretary Taft is the only republican candidate for presi dent spoken of who can lay clulni to a positive, commanding position. The one man who might, under possible circum stances, become a formidable rlvul of Taft ta Governor Hughes. Hut he has not de clared himself on national Ihhus. His experience In publiu- office is limited, hence his record is an Imperfect indication of what his policies would be. His cundldacy in New York is backed by bosses and ma chine politicians opposed to the national administration; Mr. Hughes himself has cast covert reflections on the president and bis policies. It is wholly improbable that the men who are In Kympsthy with the president and in favor of Secretary Taft could bo diverted to the support of Mr. Hushes. And it is not conceivable that any circumstances' could arise to bring such a change under serious con sideration. For Superstitious Democrats. , Letter In New York Sun. Let all superstitious democrats know that in the name of William J. Bryan there are exactly thirteen letters; count 'em; and by the same token, exactly thlrten letters In his name and state. "Bryan, Nebraska;" count 'em; and that lie was nominated at Chicago on a Friday, and that In the words "Chicago, Friday." there are exactly thirteen letters; count 'em. In addition to tills tho Chicago Tlmes Ilerald said a few days after P.ryan's first nomination that the day he was nominated he was shaved In tho Palmer house bar ber shop by a barber wearing badga 13, and that he left for Lincoln on car 13. Now, what eloquence of tongue can overcome tho superstitious fear cropping out from the greatly dreaded figure thir teen? Isn't the poor old democratic party sorely In need of the hind foot of a black rabbit found on a dark night by a dark man In a haunted graveyard?, fan you beat It? Koraker'a Chaures. Philadelphia Record Idem.), it Is again announced that Foraker Is about to declare himself a presidential candidate. It may be too late. He never had any chance of turning Ohio against Taft unless he invited It to support him. Ohio was not going to deny Itself the chance to have a president. It Is aston ishing that a man who has a good deal of reputation as a politician should not have understood this, and either asked the support of Ohio or left the read open to Taft some months ago. "masala- a Tkeor). Kansas City btar. In time of financial stress, when money is scarce, prices aro supposed to fall. Well, then, why don't tiiey fall'; t: tiKT ntK to nriF". I're-ent Financial (nndllliis Dne lhe Alarms of Men. Philadelphia Press. 'l i e .-. :,u ity of currt nc. now general in this city find ilsrwherc. lias not before existed in (Ms countiy slim- 1W Ample reason wns puseiit then for wild ulnrrti. Hy this time li lvtf. I'i'l national banks end li'i otlor linaticlal Institutions liml closed. Six gteut railroads, th'- Head ing, Northern Piiclllc, I nlon Pacific. Atchi son. Topckn end Panta IV. the Erie and New York Ni w England had K"!ie Into the bunds of receivers. Greenbacks to the amount of U.V1.:i4r. had been presented dtirhm the ear to the I'nlted Stales Irons, ury for gold, unit the gold reserve was be low the accepted amount of l().am.uu and gold hud been exported to the amount of ?ins.iS4. Commercial falluies had In creased and in the second imai'tiT, I'i'H. ,HM firms suspended, with liabilities reach ing $r.l"M.'.5.l!, nearly iipial to u year's liabilities. Worst of all. I he iheinuin silver pun base act was monthly taking funds mil of the treasury bulng silver ami coining It Into dollars no one would take, bringing the country to the very verge of u silver Standard. Nothing like this today exists. The cur reuiy is on a gold standard n-cl iiotiuug can change It. No national banks havu failed, above the few always suspending nt tlie rate of forty oi Jifty a year. No collapse has como in state bunking. In stead, bank conditions are more stable tliun ever before In a like stringency. No rail roads have Rone Into receivers' bunds. For the year gold bus been imported, not ex ported. Commercial fullures are about us usual. The treusury holds, gold reserve and nil, $.!. ntn.niX) of gold tin- largest stock In the world. ' Nothing remotely resembles the condi tions in 1S9II. If currency Is scarce and tin banks are forced to protect Iheir reserves In lawful money the cuuso is purely psychological. Currency enough is In the country for every possible need. On November 1 It was $J.llS,77ii.9ll. Of this about i.l7;,0i).0.tl is in circulation and uliout $7nn,(iiO,iM is in the banks. Tills Is ample for every b.inkiut; need. It Is more than till banks have had through ten years of overflowing prosperity. There Is nothing alarming but the alarms of men. These are without foundation, and u return lo ordinary conditions will come us soon as the minds of men return to such a condition. Kentucky tobacco raisers seem to have no inclination, to devote any part of the crop to filling a pipe of peace. A New Jersey democrat was robbed of tl,om) while hopefully cheering the de feated candidate. That might be called rubbing It In. The rich man was building a J1ia).n mausoleum. In which he expected his bones to be placed. "It may look foolish." he admitted, "but J got the safety deposit habit during the panic." The courts at Chicago have handed down a decision permitting the Board of Rdu catlon to taito drastic action against the high school fraternities. "Drastic action" is what thu turkey gets just about this time. W. Northrup AlcMillun, and American millionaire, and a son of thu lute Senator James McMillan of Mfchlgan, has es tablished his headquarters in the wilds of British East Africa. There lie lias on Immense farm which It Is his ambition to make one of the most up-to-date on the globe. Ho owns over 20.0UO acres, and has had two wonderful moWt curs built expressly for use In the jungles. The State Public Service commission in New York is holding the reins taut. The Lock port Gus and Electric Light company asked permission to consolidate two com peting companies. This was granted as being in the Interests of economy, but under the conditions that rates should not be raisod without the commissioners' con sent and that the combined capitalization should not be beyond what it hud been. Democratic Lese Majesty. New York Tribune. Mr. Roger C. Sullivan of Illinois evi dently has a grudge against himself. Al though he was read out of the democratic party many months ago by the guardian of the inner gate, Mr. Sullivan refuses to subside. Ha seems to labor under the de luslion that the democratic party was not created by Mr: Thomas Jefferson for the sole benefit of the Nebraska statesman, anu thereby places himself in a hopeless minor ity. Mr. Sullivan now suggesVs, not with tho becoming humility of one who has been pronounced by the oracle of his party unfit for a seat in lbs counsels, but with an ar rogant bumptiousness which 111 becomes one who is under the ban, that William J. Bryan "luy aside his halo long enough to permit the party to elect a democratic president." A Pennsylvania Mob. Philadelphia Record. Thii-ueu years ago the state of Minnesota began the erection of a new capitol which is now ready for occupancy. It Is said t be as tine In every respect of beauty or utility as the state cjtpitol at Hurrtburs. The total cost has been Jl.ooo, Out- This is less than the cost of the "furnishings" of the Harrisburg structure, and not in ex cess of original estimates. There is food for reflection In this comparison for Penn sylvania taxpayer! who havo been swindled out of $6,tXlU,(,o0, and who under the dawd ling processes of investigation and prose cution have as yet no assurance of the re covery of their money or of the punish ment of their plunderers. MOTHERHOOD The first requisite of a good mother is good, health, and the ex perience of maternity should not be approached without careful physical preparation, as a woman who la in good physical condition transmits to her children the bksaiogs of a food constitution. Preparation for healthy mater nity ia acoomplitihed by Lydia K. Pinkbam'a Vegetable Compound, which is made from native roots and herbs, more successfully than by any other medicine because it give tone and strength to the entire feminine organism, curintf- displacements, ul ceration and inflammation, and the result is less suffering and than thirty years more Lydia E. 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MTKT. Marh eetleil Lesson Imparled by Illi nois flip re me ( ourl. Phlh'ib Iphia Ledger A patsciigcr was ejected from a csr i f the I nlon Tim tlon compain . Chicago, soi.i, ti:i. !. since fnr falling to produce a tiat.sfer ticket, tin account of the crowded condition of the car the lrnnsfr was jeith I from her hand and fell ftom tie cur A number .f w itnesses Informed II e (oiid ictor that the pussengor had had a transfer, but si: whs forced from the car bv the conduitor, who asssileil her Willi offensive epithets. The Jury In two lower court gave the ejected passenger 11.1'nO dum mies. The case was appealed to tlu- su-preii-e i ourl if Illinois, where it was uigeil that the verdict wus rxcesslve. There was no evidence that the passenger received any substantial Injury. The claim was based upon the insulting conduct of the company s employe, it was the contention of the company that the passenger should be awarded only live cents' damages. Ilia cost of her Intcrrupti-d ride. The supreme court declined to take such a narrow view of the case, anil held that1 the plainltlff was entitled to recover dsni nes for Insults us well as the actual cash loss suyinined. The court ruled that the passengers of " public rarrli r ate entitled to courteous treatment, ami thai It Is th" duty of the currying1 company to see thnt Its employes give this sort of treatment lo its passengers. Doubtless the conduct of the erring con d.iclor In this case was exceptionally dis courteous, and tin- highest tribunal ti Illinois ruled that the damages awarded bf tlie trial jury were not unreasonable. The finding should have an exemplury effect upon the brusciuo railway employes who Imagine that they serve their employers best by assuming a belligerent, offensivu and sometimes an Insulting attitude toward the public. There Is loss without injury, or such injury us the law will redress, lu (he petty annoyances to which passengers or intending passengers are frequently subjected by super-serviceable motormen or conductors. The "step lively" command to women who are making a desieratc effort to board a car, the failure of the motorman to notice and wait for persons who do not happen to be ready to spring on a cur the Instant It stops, are among tin minor annoyances. The duties of street railway employes are at times delicate and difficult. It may be necessary to order a passenger off the ear who refuses la pay the fare, but care should be tuken that the order Is not accompanied by Insulting remarks. Such remarks. It appears from the decision of the Illinois courts, furnish ground for the recovery of substantial dam ages against the company. KI,AIIIC4 (IK I I V. "Tell me. my poor man." said the good hearted old lady, "to what do you ai tribute your l'ondmss for drink? Is tl hereditary?" "No, ma'am," replied the poor mun. "It'e thirst." Philadelphia Press. "Now," kh id Mrs. (ioodart, "If you da a little woik for me I'll glve'you a good meal after awlille. "Say, lady," repiled Hu "you'll get off cheaper if Hungry Hawkes, yer gimme d meal now. Work always gives me 4 fierce uppetlte." Philadelphia Press. Suspicious Politician I believe that fellow- who Is fighting us has something hid den up his sleeve. Facetious Friend I happen to know he has. H. P. What Is it? F. F. His arm. Baltimore American. "Do you really like me, Charley?" "Sure. iKin't 1 come to see you regu larly?" "Uut men often call on a girl for wnoia they care little or nothing." "Not with Christmas looming up.' Houston Post. "Who Is that big man?" asked tlie stranger. "That," replied the native, "Is Mr. rumpus." "Only plain 'mister?' Why. he hus the bearing of a major general. "Y'es. and tho overhearing of a young lieutenant." Cuthollc Standard und Times. "I notice you are prematurely bald." ub lerved the Inquisitive passenger. "May 1 isk how vou lost your hair'.'" "I lost it by doing too much butting into ither people's affairs," answered the oth'-r passenger. Chicago Tribune. "Dearest, you are the idol of my dreams." ' "I don't want any idol dreams about my future, young man. Gel busy." Baltimore American. "Never tuurry u man to reform him, dear." '1 won't auntie. And 1 promise you an other thing." "What Is that, my child?" "I'll never reform a man for some other girl to marry." Philadelphia Press. A KICK MAX IX THK HOI SK. Detroit Free Press. A baby may bo troublesome. For children fume and fret. But I would rather care for on Most anv day, you bet. Than have a sick man in the houaa, To wait upon, because, A sick man never, never gives , A woman time to pause. It's "Nellie, get nu- this and that, And ring tin- doctor up." It's "Nellie, bring me something good, I'd like a bite and sup." It's "Nellie, soothe my aching brow;' And "Nellie, read a briok;'" And "Aro there patches n my throat? I wish you'd take a look." lie wants attention all tlie while. And doesn't think it right If wille for a minute should He culled out of bis sight. It's wait upon 1dm band and foot; Of all things, I'm sure. A sick man In tho house is fsr Tlie hardest to endure. In this all men appear alike When sickness brings them low; TlH-y'ro worse than babies to attend, More childish, too. they grow. Ami so my sympathy goes out To every doting spouse, Who knows just what it means to have A sick man in the house. MRS. JAMES CHESTER cniiaren nesuny at oinn. for mora of female weakneaa are inrited to tier advice is free. - w .