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    THE OMAHA DAILY HEE: TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 100ft
Tite Omaha Daily Dee.
FOUNDED BT EDWARD BOBEWATEU.
VICTOR RGSK WATER, EDITOR.
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class matter.
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STATEMENT OS" CIRCULATION. ..
Btata of Nebraska, Douglas Coutny, as.:
Oeorge B. Tsachuck, treaaurer of The
Be. Publishing company, being duly sworn,
' says that the actual number of full and
complete conies of The Dally, Morning,
Evening and Bunday Bee printed during
the month of February, 1908, wi as fol
lows. 1 , S,70 1 8S.100
t IT 88,300
se.ieo 11 ao.swq
4. ee.aao
1 38,730
8610
(.......,. 83,030
1 SS.MO
88,030
.. 85,000
10 ss.eoo
11.......... 88,100
Jfl,.... 36,300
Jl 38,340
21 38,830
tl 33,600
Z4 38,300
St 38,870
II 38,490
ST 36,360
n.M....... 8,aoo
IS........... 38,200 18 38,380
...... 3,ioo zia... ....... av,sou
If
... OT1W -
Totals l,048,eso
taws unsold and returned copies.. 8,437
Net total , 1,039,113
Daily average 35,831
GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK,
Treaaurer,
Subscribed In my presence and sworn
to before ma this 2d day of March, 1908.
ROBERT HUNTER.
Notary Public.
WHEBf OTJT OB" TOWn.
' afewerlhera leaving; the city tern,
raxllr should Kava The Be)
saall.d to ta.m. Addreaa will be
ensua. as often, sua reqaeated.
Bradstreet's reports that living la
Cheaper. Than what?
St. Louis has just celebrated Its
144th birthday. It doesn't look It.
A California farmer has developed
an odorless onion. Now for' the cab
bage. Owing to a lack of funds, the work
Df Japanning China has been again
postponed.
"China saved its face by apologiz
ing to Japan," says a New York paper.
uAlso Its bead.
Bermuda lilies will be cheaper than
itnt before this year. Bermuda on
ions still rule strong.
In the fight of "the field against
tTaft," the field Is looking more and
Inoro like a lightweight
Each day strengthens the prbspect
that there will be no second ballot in
the Chicago convention.
"Senator Jeff Davis' seat in the sen
fete is still filled by an aching void,"
frays the Washington Herald. Any
body complaining?
That "plan to swing Iowa for
pryan" refers only to the delegation
to Denver and not to Iowa's vote in
the electoral college,
1 .'.
Certain members of the Omaha Real
JSstate exchange are apparently im
bued with the Idea that they need
svater power to move their lots.
'A Lincoln labor paper published by
pne of the salaried sub-editors of Mr
Aryan's Commoner Is sure the labor
f ote is all against Taft. Naturally.
1 - - 1
"Magdalena bay is said to have
tnore sharks than any other place in
the world," says the Cleveland Leader,
Loan, or Just the harmless man-eating
Jdndl
1
Nothing has so popularized the
political career of former Governor
Beckham of Kentucky as his an'
hiounced determination to retire to
private Ue.
Mr. Hearst says that Mr. Bryan has
jptolen most of the independence
league thunder. Ferhaps, but Mr.
jDrysn Is still afraid of the lndepen
'lence league lightning.
The plan of the administration for
fjringlng the fleet home through the
puei canal has been upset again. Edi
tor Hearst has Issued an order for the
' fleet to remain in the Pacific.
A lot of automobiles are scorching
giver Omaha's streets without carrying
tiny numbers Indicating ownership or
boesesslon of the state license. Their
Owners should take this hint.
It Is difficult to understand why
Switzerland and Roumanla have not
forwarded invitations for a visit from
the American battleships. They are
fieeded to make it unanimous.
Bouth Omaha's municipal cam
fialgn Is particularly lacking In ginger
ao tar. It may take the explosion , of
ft few political bombs to make the
voters there know that they have a
fclty election coming.
The new and warm note of frlendll
6 ess in the expression, of oriental na
tions for the United States Is coinci
dent with the report oa the excellence
of the target practice at the American
ytlv-et In the Patina.
ALL THE LATEST XEWH.
It seems that the editor of The Bee
has suddenly become an object of the
greatest solicitude on the part of our
amiable democratic contemporary, the
World-Herald. From a single Issue
of that eminently veracious Bryanlte
organ the public may learn all the
latest news about the editor .of The
Bee, including; the following:
Victor Rosewater Is possessed of the
family ambition to wear the senatorial
toga but not yet.
Victor Roaewater framed up the deal In
the First congresisonal district tht nmde
Senator Burkett a delegate to the repub
lican national convention without a single
vote from his home county.
Senator Burkett displayed strength
enough to land himself on the national del.
egatlon despite the opposition of Rose
water. Victor Rosewater wants to be United
States senator as the successor to Benator
Burkett.
Victor Rosewater Is tied up with Gov
ernor Sheldon to moke the latter the suc
cessor to Benator Burkett.
The support of Victor Rosewater Is being
counted on by H. H. Baldrtge to make htm
the successor of Senator Burkett.
Victor Rosewater has entered Into a
combination with Benator Brown to do up
Senator Burkett politically.
Victor Rosewater will go after Mr.
Brown's senatorial shoes himself.
" Victor Rosewater has the pins laid to be
come republican national committeeman.
Victor Rosewater has It all arranged to
be appointed postmaster general In PresI
dont Taft'a cabinet. ,
In the meantime Victor Rosewater
is attending strictly to his own busl-.
ness, keeping his hands in his own
pockets, editing his own newspaper
and exerting himself politically only
to put the republican party in Ne
braska in such good fighting trim that
there will be no question as to Its re
maining in the republican column,
even though the democrats head their
presidential ticket with a candidate
from Nebraska.
SEW MEXICO'S DEMAKD. .
Notwithstanding the act that the
call gives each territory and insular
possession only two delegates to the
national convention, New Mexico has
commissioned slx delegates to repre
sent it at Chicago. The application
of New Mexico for six seats in the
convention will raise the question
anew of relative representation.
The last republican convention In
creased the apportionment of the ter
ritories from two to six. but the re
publican national committee in for
mulating ' the call at its December
meeting put It back to two. The
democratic national convention ac
cords such of the territories and in
sular dependencies as are recognized
at all six delegates each and New
Mexico is evidently proceeding on the
BEGumption that it will be able to pre
vail on the Chicago convention to
recognize its claim to six votes.
The question of representation In
the convention of the territories, the
District of Columbia and the Insular
possessions whose inhabitants have no
vote nor voice in the presidential elec
tion has always precipitated conten
tion. Representation was accorded
the territories originally on the theory
that they were states in embryo, whose
electoral votes would be desired as
soon as they shoul'd be admitted to the
union. This argument, however,
could not be put up for the District of
Columbia or for the dependencies. It
is possible a distinction might be
drawn between organized territories
and other subdivisions, based on a cer
tain measure of equity of prospective
statehood, but the general disposition
among republicans seems to be against
over-weighted delegations and toward
an apportionment conforming more to
the actual than to the nominal
strength of the party as geographically
distributed.
DEFSBDISO THE NlOBT BIKERS.
Astonishment at the failure of the
authorities of Kentucky to tako vigor
ous action in suppressing the "Night
Riders," who have been murdering
citizens, burning warehouses and do
stroying the crops of the tobacco plant
ers, disappears In view of the amazing
apology offered in the United States
senate by Senators Paynter and Mc
Creary for the depredations of these
lawless bands.
In the course of a debate, Senator
Depew arraigned Kentucky severely
for its shameless failure to check the
outrages of the "Night Riders." Sena-
tors Paynter and McCreary promptly
took up the defense of their constitu
ents. Of course, neither Benator de
fended the action of the barn burners,
but both offered pleas in mitigation.
Senator Paynter declared that the
work of the raiders "Involved no more
turpitude than is Involved in the or
ganization of a trust to take from our
people one-halt the price for our
product." Senator McCreary was
equally emphatic in criticising Senator
Depew. In the course of his apology,
he said:
Distance may lend enchantment to the
view of the senator from New York, but If
he had confined' himself to the stock
gambling and the burdens of trusts and
lawlessness In the state of New York. It
would have been more appropriate than
wandering so far away from his subject as
to. criticise Kentucky,
Reliable rePorU from Kentucky
show that the work of the "Night
Riders," which originated in a protest
against the exactions, real or fancied.
of the Tobacco trust, has degenerated
into a general reign of terror in the
tobacco growing sections of the state.
The. worst element of the state has
Joined the raiders and their depreda
tions are now committed for the ap
parent love of arson, loot and murder.
State authorities are apparently power
less, or unwilling, to cope with the
situation.
Editor Henry Watterson of the
i Louisville Courier-Journal has de
clared In'publlc addresses and through
the columns of his newspaper that
Kentucky Is the', worst-governed state
in the union. His charge is strength
ened by the speeches of Kentucky's
representatives in the United States
senate.
gift a .far battleships.
Nebraskans,. who are about, to pre
sent a silver service to the battleship
named for the state, will be Interested
in the recommendation to congress by
Secretary of the. Navy Metcalf that
some legislation be enacted by which
the title to such gifts may be vested
in the . federal government, to insure
their safety and. protection. Under
the existing law- or lack of laws, on
the subject there is no one in whom
vests the title to various silver Bervlves
or other gifts to warships, and Secre
tary Metcalf explains that it is a seri
ous question whether any person could
be punished for stealing or injuring
the articles included In these gifts
from the people of the different states.
This peculiar situation is somewhat
surprising) in view of the fact that
there are now sixty-eight vessels in the
American 'navy that have been named
for states or cities, each of which has
received a silver service or other gifts
donated by citizens. The battleship
Pennsylvania has a silver service
valued at $27,000 and the value of the
gifts range from that amount down to
$200, in the library presented to the
Chattanooga. It is estimated that the
total value of these gifts amounts to
more than f 2 50,000, while their senti
mental value is beyond price.
The custom has been to make the
presents to the ships and they have
remained on board, without reference
to changes in the personnel of the offi
cers or the crew. They belong to no
one, although it has clearly been the
Intent of the donors to have them re
main the property of the government
and be retained on the warships to
which they were given. . This has been
the invariable rule observed by the
navy officials, but there is nothing in
the law requiring It The matter Is
too important to the' states and the
cities making the gifts for congress
longer to neglect the desired legisla
tion. Judge Edgar Howard takes vigorous
exceptidn to The Bee's pointing out
how difficult It would be for Mr. Bryan
to entertain the editors of leading
democratic dallies in the nation on the
same plan that he proposes to enter
tain the editors of democratic weeklies
in Nebraska. He even accuses us of
trying , to solicit invitations to Mr.
Bryan's bunquet for some of the dis
tinguished democratic editors whose
presence would make it uncomfortable
for both host and guest. Far be it
from us having any idea or desire to
make up Mr, Bryan's invitation list or
to Intrude unwelcome , advice. Mr.
Bryan, however, is constantly em
phasizing how important it is to have
the democratic press energetically be
hind "the ticket this year and we have
no donbt that if giving their editors
a banquet would line up the demo
cratic dailies behind him there would
be no hesitation in bidding them to
Falrvlew nor much drawing of lines
against those who have opposed him
in the past.
We might Just as well prepare for
another war. A Mexican editor has
it flsured out that the United States
will try to buy the state of Lower
California from Mexico, in order to
secure control of Magdadena bay.
Mexico will refuse to sell and the
United States will declare war. Japan
will at once seize the Philippines and
the Colombians will swarm and regain
Panama. The only astonishing fea
ture of the situation is how that edi
tor happens to be hidden in Mexico
instead of being employed on the New
York Sun.
Walter Wellman wires from Wash
ington to the Chicago Record-Herald
that Mr. Taft will step aside for Pres
ident Roosevelt at the Chicago con
vention. Not to be outdone, Sumner
Curtis, another Washington corre
spondent of the same paper, reports
tHat Mr. Bryan Is to step aside at
Denver and permit the nomination of
Governor Johnson. Mr. Wellman and
Mr. Curtis may now step aside.
Our amiable Bryanlte contemporary
has suddenly discovered that New
York democrats never instruct their
national convention delegates and.
therefore, the declaration of the New
York democratic state committee
against instructions is of no Impor
tance. Why, then, did it make such
a hullabaloo over that declaration?
The assertion that one railroad
centering In Omaha has effected econ
omy In the use of fuel to the extent
of $88,000 in a single month suggests
that other institutions and ordinary
households' can do something In the
way of stopping waste, if they want to,
WaBte helps no one.
"A wave of reform is sweeping
heathen lands," says a Cincinnati
paper. The wave has not yet reached
the heathen lands across the river
from Cincinnati, where ,the night rid
era are burning tobacco warehouses.
Senator La Follette says the big life
Insurance companies had much to do
with causing the recent panic. Every
policy holder knowB, once or twice a
year, how much of a financial panic
is caused by life insurance.
The demand of the street commis
sioner that the police put a stop to the
bractlce of sweeping dirt accumula
tlons of stores and sidewalks Into the
streets proves to have been a trifle
premature. Those March winds are
doing the business without the aid or
consent of the police.
Kenturkr's Protad Emlnone),
Louisville Courier-Journal.
Disturbances may result In Kentucky
losing her once proud position as a pro
ducer of tobacco, but she will still be
famous for having the. largest law break
ing Industry In the United States.
Great Thlasr When Pre per I y Back.
Philadelphia Ledger.
China has apologised to Japan for having
Interfered with the Japanese scheme of
smuggling arms Into Chines territory.
whereas China was exactly right at every
point in contention. Diplomacy, properly
backed, la a great thing.
Branding; Campaign Material.
. Baltimore American,
It la very saddening to notice the
dreadfully poor quality of the campaign
material being manufactured In both houses
of congress. The only satisfaction Is that,
although It may be franked to you in
every mall, there Is no compulsion to read
It.
In Lin for a Throne.
Baltimore News.
When Miss Elklns gets married she can
turn up her pretty nose at all of her
countryworrien who have married titles.
Her husband-to-be, the duko of the
Abruasl, is a limb of royalty, being a
cousin to the king of Italy, and Is In line
of succession to the throne.
The British Limit.
Baltimore American.
Americana have been accused of dearly
loving a lord, but those patriotic citizens
who have blushed for thla reproach will
probably feel better at Dr. Aked's remark
that "we In England would give ten years
of our lives to be kicked by a prince." Even
the snobbish class hero would kick at that.
Quite Comfortable, Thank Yon.
Philadelphia Record.
It is some comfort to know, that not
everybody Is seriously suffering from ths
pinch of business depression. The Steel
trust Is comfortable, thank you. Its net
earnings last year were 1100,964,(173, an In
crease of over $4,000,000 over the preceding
year. It has on hand a surplus of $122,
645,243. It is holding up prices and cutting
down production and conserving all its en
ergles for more assured plundering later on.
Mast Treat All Shippers Alike.
Philadelphia Record.
Railroad companies and big shippers who
have been In the habit of extorting special
rates from the carriers might as well give
up the fight. They must desist from dis
criminations for the future, and they have
got to pay roundly for their violations of
law In the past. These discriminations have
been unlawful for twenty-one (years. From
time to time since the original Interstate
commerce law was. passed congress has
added enactments designed to make the law
more effective, for " the carriers and the
shippers found it easy to evade or to vio
late the earlier statute, and now there is
enough law, enough energy on the part of
the government, and unquestionably
enough public sentiment, to ascertain the
facts and punish the offenders. The rail
roads are common carriers, and as such,
both under the -common and the statute
law, they must treat all shippers alike.
JiEBHAKA FOB TAFT.
Expression ' of the Thoronghgrolna-
Sentlment of the State,
Milwaukee Sentinel (rep.).
With businesslike precision and unex
pected unanimity of . sentiment Nebraska's
Indorsement of William IL Taft for presi
dent was put through the republican state
convention last . Thursday.
Mr. Taft is supported in Mr. Bryan's
state as "the candidate who best meets
the demands of the hour," practically the
contention of the Taft organisations In
our own state. The Nebraska convention
emphasized that quality in the secretary's
makeup, temperamental and acquired, gen
erally referred to as "Judicial," and we
trust this recommendation will not be
cavilled at as reflecting on Mr. Roosevelt,
and Implying a "reactionary" assumption
that Mr. Taft, If elected, would use Taft
methods In carrying forward the policies
of the Roosevelt administration.
The country knows pretty well what the
Taft methods, aret firmness tempered by
breadth and sobriety, foroefulnesa without
violence, great results with little noise and
disturbance. They are exemplified perfectly
in Governor Taft's splendid administration
of the Philippines. There may be, little
if any difference of opinion between Mr.
Roosevelt and Mr. Taft as to the things
that ought to be done; but there Is a con
siderable difference between their respec
tive ways of doing things. The Nebraska
platform implies a consciousness of that
when It applies the stock term "Judicial"
to Mr. Taft. Even flattery has not gone
so far as to call Mr. Roosevelt "Judicial."
The thoroughgoing Taft sentiment of
the Nebraska convention was evinced in
Its platform echoes of the pronouncements
of tha Ohio convention. The Ohio tariff
plank was adopted verbatim. Divisions
that were anticipated, owing to a nonsensi
cal movement In some counties to get an
expression of sentiment for that chimera.
Roosevelt third term, failed to material
ise. The delegates were practical enough
to express a preference that would really
count; to Indorse a real, live candidacy,
Careful scrutiny of the proceedings falls
to reveal any outward and visible sign of
the strenuous work said to have been dona
In the state In behalf of the spectnl
candidacy of Mr. La Follette. Mr. Tart Is
forging ahead early In the race, and If the
friends of that excellent man but tardy and
indifferent campaigner, Governor Hughes,
expect to push the portly, but spry Ohio
entry In the convention finish they will
have to wake up.
I
Your Hot Pipes
WHEN the heater man put
' hot pipes through the
houM In place of itovei ha
thought It was omethlnj
new. But nature put hot pipe
all through our bodlet to, aeep
us warm long, long ago.
Scott's Emulsion
sends heat and rich nourish
ment through the blood all
over the body. It does its
work Ihrough the blood, ft
gives vigor to the tissues and
is a powerful Oesh-producer.
AH Drascfeto 1 aOs. ana 1 4Xk
xeggjgiva'fcH
norxD about hkw tork.
Ripples on the Csmst of Life In the
Metropolis.
With tho Joining at midstream of the two
sections of the Blnckwell's Island brlrtav,
last week, the longest cantl-Iever structure
In thla country was completed Informally.
The entire length of tho bridge from ths
point of entrance In Fifty-ninth street to
the other end of Long Island city la g.SOO
foot. The steel highway la 1.724V4 feet be
tween the anchor pier in Manhattan and
the anchor pier on the shore of Queens-
borough. The total length of the span
from tower to tower over tho west channel
Is 1,183 feet and the total length of the
east span is 9R4 feet. The bridge will have
two decks. Cm the first story will be
placed four trolley tracks and two road
ways; on the second story two railroad
tracks and a foot path. Tho six tracks
across the bridge are estimated to have a
capacity of 160,000,000 passengers a year
under ordinary conditions of traffic The
bridge is supported by mammoth etone
piers. Two pairs of th,se rest on Black
well's island and will contain elevators.
When the plans were drawn In 1901 it was
estimated that the bridge could be built
for $12,000,000. But almost at the start the
Items carefully calculated by the engineers
began to Increase In actual money value.
Land for the approaches, for Instance,
which they had estimated could be secured
for $3,000,009, cost the city twice hat turn,
N'ow, It Is said, the total cost of tha struc
ture may amount to $22,000,000. More con
servative estimates run from $18,000,000 to
$20,000,000.
One of the great apartment hotels in New
Tork was opened with much enthusiasm
some twenty years ago, every room being
taken for a year or term of years, relates
the New Tork Press. After a little while
every room was vacated owing to the un
canny noises that pervaded the entire
building night and day. Investigation re
vealed nothing. Pretty soon the Janitor
and his family began to talk at "hanta"
and "ghostlea." The tenants took up the
yarns, embellished them, spread them
abroad, and the fate of that house was
settled. Rents dropped amazingly. - Flats
worth $100 a month were offered at $46.
. Everybody moved out and the house (the
best at that time In the city) was put on
the market by Its disgusted proprietor. No
body cared to live with ghosts. . One day
a man who made a hobby of circulation
(he was a son of a son of one of the mar
shals of France under Napoleon) said to
the owner: "dive me half and I will fill
your house with refined tenants In less
thaV five months."
A contract was drawn up. Monsieur
Creque, for that was his .name, found that
an error had been made In the "return"
system of the heating plant, which caused
a surging and cracking In the pipes and a
violent water-hammer In the radiators.
This was remedied In a week.
The nolghbors were called In; the story
was passed from one to another, and as
visions of "hanta" disa ppeared a nil rents
were very moderate, the house was quickly
filled. Thus, by a little knowledge, a great
loss was turned Into a big profit.
A remarkable specimen of the New Tork
cltlien has been revealed by the city's
Board of Tax Commissioners In a commun
ication from Granville Dailey, hat mer
chant, that hlS" personal tax assessment
should be $50,000 rather than the $15,000 im
posed. Asked to give his reasons for so
extraordinary a step, Mr. Dailey simply
remarks that, "I Vet a great deal out of
the city in police and fire protection and
in personal safety, and I thought I should
pay adequately for it." He deserves a mon
ument In Union Square. Indeed, such an
example of clear recognition of the citi-
ten's obligations to his government would
be rare for any community.
"Talk about Ingratitude," said a fireman,
quoted by the Bun,' "It would be impossible
to sharpen any tooth belonging to a ser
pent or anything else so it could bite like
tha Ingratitude of a woman whose house
caught fire last week. It was an ivy cov
ered house and very pretty.
"The fire had got a fine start before the
alarm was sent In, and It took some pretty
lively hustling on our part to keep the
whole place from going up In smoke. How
ever, we managed to save the house, tho
people living there and most of the furni
ture, not to mention a few pet dogs and a
canary, so we flattered ourselves that we
had done about all that could be expected
under the circumstances,
"But we found that we were mllstaken.
The day after the fire the woman who
owned the house gave us a call. We sup
posed she had come to thank us people
do those things sometimes, you know but
she hadn't; if you will believe me, she had
come to lambast. us for tearing loose all
those ropes of ivy that it had taken her
so many years to train over the walla of
the house."
' Oliver Wendell Barnes, the grandson of
tho man who built the horseshoe curve bn
the Pennsylvania railroad, and who biased
the gilded trail for a brief few months,
has landed in a mad house. Last spring
when Barnes attained his majority his
grandparent handed him $100,000, and he
burned the route getting to Broadway. In
his effort to spend the, $100,000 in a year
the 22-year-old spendthrift bought a hotel,
chartered a steam yacht, kidnaped a
chorus girl on It, married an actress and
Ineffectually tried to deplete the Broad
way win supply. Today Barnes is said
to be a maniac, his tr.lnd completely shat
tered by dissipation.
When the ' Hoosao tunnel was cut
through the solid rock of Hoosao moun
tain, - Massachusetts, a heading being
worked each way from the east and from
the west, the tunnel being four and a
half miles in length, so accurate were
the computations of the engineers that
when ths final rock partition was knocked
out It was found that there bad been
variations of less than an inch. 80, too,
a week or two ago, the engineers who are
constructing the very diffloult work for
the Pennsylvania railroad under the East
river brought the two sections of the sec
ond tunnel together beneath the river with
such accuracy of measurement that it
would have required a delicate apparatus
to show any variation.
By the first of April all four of these
East river tubes will have been completed,
and there will then remain only tha very
difficult tunnel work between Fifth and
filxth avenues, whers quicksand prevails.
In the annual report made to the stock
holders of ths Pennsylvania railroad by
President McCrea It Is said that the en
tire system will In all probability be In
full operation not later than ' two years
hence.
Commission for Carreney Reform.
New Tork Tribute.
It is reported from Washington thst ths
Aldrlch bill wlU be amended so as to pro
vide for a currency commission. If this
means striking out of the measure tha pro
vision for banknote issues bssed on bonds,
It will not be an unhappy result. A cur
rency commission and a year more of cur
rency education would probably result In
wise legislation. Great progress towards
sound Judgment has been observable In the
last three montha '
fect food given to man. It
has been his "staff of life" for
J 4,000 years. Human inge
j nuity can never make corn as
I digestible or as nutritious as
StiFedcletl Wlieafl
! a food that contains all the
I tissue-building material in the
I whole wheat prepared in a
I digestible form.
For breakfast heat the BUcuit in oven,
pour milk over it (hot milk in winter) and
a little cream. If you like the Biscuit for
breakfast you will like toasted TRISCUIT
(the Shredded Wheat wafer) for luncheon
or any meal with butter, cheese or marma
lade. At your grocers.
TAFT, BRYAN AND Y. M. C. A.
sjsnmmBannnt
Several Mixed Statements - Straight
ened Oat and Laundered.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
The Nebraska State Journal, published In
Mr. Bryan's home town, has things delight
fully mixed up In the following:
"Mr. Bryan's part In tonight's Toung
Men's Christian association banquet In Lin
coln recalls the fact that Mr. Taft, the
probable opponent of Mr. Bryan In the
coming campaign, recently aroused con
siderable enthusiasm by a speech to the
Young Men's Christian association at Bos
ton. The fact was not overlooked by Bos
ton commentators that Mr. Taft, as a mem
ber of the Unitarian church, Is barred from
holding a voting membership In the organ
isation he so pleased. At the late Young
Men's Christian association convention In
Washington, Mr. Bryan was named among
those who helped defeat an amendment
to the bylaws of the organisation that
would have made Mr. Taft eligible to full
membership. Of course, the action taken,
and particularly Mr. Bryan's position, had
no reference to Mr, Taft. That was merely
an interesting coincidence.''
This -evidently refers to Mr. Taft'a speech
In Springfield Instead of Boston, and "Bos
ton commentators" thereon no doubt mean
Rev. Mr. Recoord of the Springfield church
of the Unity, who called attention to the
fact that many of those participating in
the Taft reception here are without eligi
bility to the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation as a corporate body because of their
affiliation with the religious denomination
referred to. Secretary Taft himself, how
ever, was not and has not been so placed.
His religious denomination has not been
made much of in the campaign so far, but
no one before has thought of him as a
Unitarian and no one Is likely to again.
But this placing of Taft denominationally
seems to be about as close to the truth
as the statement that Bryan Is among
those who would keep the Young Men's
Christian association closed to all save
the strictly orthodox Protestant religious
bodies.
DREAMING PnorilETS.
Democracy as rictnred by Past and
ocjra
Present Leaders.
Baltimore American.
Mr. Cleveland la out with a formula for
true democracy. The re-establishment of
the effulgent doctrine Is dependent, says
tha maua nf Princeton. UDOn a period of
tranquillity, rest from hysteria, peace from
apprehension, conservatism instead 01 ram
.nm rv. Mr. Brvan fully apprehend
that this program would mean his total
obliteration? Poos he reaa in it ins xerms
of his death warrant? He doubtless does,
and smiles at the issuance- of this pro
nouncement against him and bis kind with
much the tolerance that tho young listen
to the plaints of their elders against the
passing of the old order. Mr. Cleveland
has the satisfaction of reflections upon tha
past, as Mr. Bryan has the aatlsfactlon of
contemplating the future. Both are dream
ersthe on. of a democracy gone forever,
the other of a democracy that will never bo
dominant.
PERSONAL NOTES.
It seems that "Abe" Hummel was Just
trying to scare the country when he threat
ened to die.
Piscatorial note: The correct thing, when
you've hooked a royal duke. Is to play him
before landing hlin.
King Alfonso's auto has come near kill
ing him again. Walking would be safer
for the young monarch, but it is slower.
President Charles Eliot of Harvard uni
versity celebrated his 74th birthday Friday
by taking a bicycle ride. In spite of his
ag. hi health is remarkably good.
Father Gregory Petroff, the noted Rus
sian labor leader and constitutional demo
crat deputy, who recently has been apply
lng himself to the study of the English
language, announces that he will visit the
United States, where be will give a num
ber of lectures.
Representative Burleigh of Maine is ona
of the few members of the house whose
biography omits the familiar sentenc:
"Studied law at the university." He is
a real newspaper man, the publisher of the
Kennebec Journal, and has been governor
and stat. treasurer of bis stste.
Secretary Taft has announced that Briga
dier General Charles B. Hall, In charge of
the General Staff college at Leavenworth,
Kan., will be promoted to the grade of
major general on th. 27th Inst., on th. re
tirement of Major General A. W. Greely,
and that Colonel John B. Kerr, command
ing the Twelfth cavalry at Fort Oglethorpe,
Q a., will be appointed a brigadier general,
vice General Pavis, promoted. General Ball
Is from Maine and served as a lieutenant
In the Twenty-fifth and Thirtieth Maine In
fantry regiments during the civil war. He
wll retlr. for age April 23 next
""7 Don't
Rob The Horco
of His Corn
The
whole
wheat is
the most per
WHITTLED TO A TOIXT.
"Blr, I have come to ask for yout
daughter's hand."
"Tako her, dear boy. As I have Junt
failed, your proposition is a very handy
one." Baltimore American.
"Is It a good Idea to make a speech
whenever . you get a chance?" said the
young man who is learning the statesman
ship business.
"It depends," answered Senator Sorgum,
"on whether your speech is the kind thut
shows your constituents how much you
do know or how much you don't." Wash
ington Star.
"Moss," said the begsar, "I'm here to
give you a chance to become blessed."
"What are you talking about?" asked the
pedestrian.
"Why, de Bible says 'It's more blessed
to give dan to receive,' and here's yer
chance." Philadelphia Press.
"Uncle Hank, the railways have got a
new safety device that"
"Don't care to hear anything about It,
Clarence. I've go a safety device of my
own that bests it all to thunder."
"What Is It. uncle?"
"Never travelln' on "em." Houston Post.
The teacher In the Parktown school was
hearing the ctess In geography. .
"What la known as the Great Divide?"
sh. aaked.
"Cuttln' a big waterm lion!" answered
little 'Rastus with a grin that showed all
hla ivories. Chicago Tribune.
Captain If I see your face In my house
again I shall slap It.
Noble Foreigner Ah! but It ees a punish
able offence.
Captain Of course it Is. That is why I
want to slap it Judge.
"What are you doing here, my pjoi
man?" asked th. sympathetic lady vialtbi
to the prisoner.
"Doln' time, mum," answered the con
vict. "But what are you doing time for?"
"Fer doln' other people, mum." Phliudel
phla Press.
"Do you think that our navy needs re
form?" "Great Scott!" answered the magaslne
editor. "Did you ever hear of anything
that doesn't?" Washington Hearld.
HOOSIER SPRING POETRY.
James Whltcomb Riley in Home Magaslne.
When ever'thlng's a-goin' Ilk. she's got
a-goln' now
The maple sap a-drlppln', and tho buds on
er' bough
A-sorto' reachin' up'ards all a-trimblln",
ever' one, '
Like 'bout a million brownie fiats a-shakln'
at the sun!
The children want their shoes off 'fore
their breakfast, and tho spring
la here so good-and-plenty that the old
hen has to sing!
When things Is goln thia-a-way, w'y that's
the sign, you know.
That ever'thin's a-goln Ilk. we like to sea
her go!
Oh, ever'thlng's a-goln' Ilk. we like to see
her go!
Old winter's up and dusted, with his dratted
frost and snow
The tee is out of the crick agMrt, the free
la out the ground,
And you'll see faces thawin', too, ef you'll
Just look around!
The blue birds landln' home ag in, and glad
to git the chance v
'Cause here's where he belongs at, that's
a settled clrcumstancel
And him and mister robin now's a-chunln'
fer the show.
Oh, ever'thin's a-goln like we Ilk. to sc.
her go!
Th. sun ain't Just p'tendln now! Th.
ba'rrt Is In the breese
The trees '11 soon be green as grass, and
gras as green as trees;
The buds is all Jes' eechln', and the dog
wood down th. run
Is bound to bust out laughln' 'fore an
other week Is done.
The bees la wakln', gapy-like, and fum
blin fer tltelr buss,
A-thinkln' ever-wakefuler, of Other day
that wus
When all tho land was orchard blooms
and clover, don t you Know.
Oh, ever'thin's a-goln like we like to
her go!
Watch this space for a series c-f talks
to investors. Talk No. 3. . , ,
THE PRUIENT MAN CR WOMAN
naturally seeks to safely invest his or
her earnings. Safety Is a first consid
eration. Next the arutunt of profit to be de
rived is to be considered. If the in
vestment is in securities certain to in-,
crease greatly la value, a large profit
is also certain.
Such an investment. Jf it is to be
profitable, must be sound, capable of
development, practical, directed by
good men and managed with ability.
An investment, that has all these ad
vantages, and more, to recommend and
guarantee it, is now open to persons
who have small money to place where
it will bring the greatest returns.
Quick investigation is necessary If
you do not wish to be too late.
It will bear the closest investigation
of prudent investors. Tbe opportunity
is limited, both as to time and number,
do not wish to be too late.
To Investigate, without e!gp you
should address V 25), llee.