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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE; FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1908.
Tits OMXiiA Daily Dee.
FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROBBWATKR.
VICTOR ROBEWATKB. EDITOR.
Entered at Omaba Poatotfloo aa second-
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION,
ftata of Nebraska. Dottala County, ss.!
George B. Tanchurk. treasurer of Tha
R. Piibltahlne; company,. being duly
aworn. aaya that tha actual number nf
foil and complete copies of Tha Pally.
Morning-. Evening and Sunday Bee printed
oaring trie month or Marco,. 119, waa aa
1 35 60 IT 87,880
I 88,840 II 88,830
88,380 If 30,800
4 88,430 20 38,680
88,870 SI 38,680
38,880 S3 38,400
7 38,180 11 48,800
.... 88,800 14 38,780
38,480 28 38,680
10 36,800 20 88,840
U 86,870 27 38,700
It 38,800 20 36,570
13 36,180 20 36,850
14...., 38,870 10 36,860
II 88,350 - II...; 36,980
JJ., , 88,880
Less unaold and returned eoplea.. 6,158
Net toUl 1,183,08
Dally average. ., 36,828
GEORGE B. T2SCHTJCK.
Subscribed In my preaence and iworn
to before ma thla lat day of April, 1908.
(Seal) .'J . ROBERT HUNTER,
vmif our or TOWTf.
8skrlaerB laaTlag tho city tew
aerartly tkeaM bar Tke Ba
aamUed tm tkeaa. A. areas will t
kauaaj. mm oftea mm raaeeted.
China not only -wants an open door
In Manchuria, but wants Japan pre
vented from standing behind It.
. Admiral Evans Is complaining about
being compelled to take mud baths.
Tha admiral has never been in politics.
The president of Haytl has agreed
to Quit Ehootlng rebels. He will
probably ba content with hanging
That power canal has been built bo
many times on paper that Omaha peo
ple are now all from Missouri on that
"What can you tell me about Wil
liam the Silent?" asks a correspond
ent. Nothing, except that ha was not
George Bernard Shaw says he is
willing to etand for Parliament. It
remains to be seen If Parliament will
stand for Shaw.
Governor Johnson says the office
should seek the man. Perhaps, but
Mr. Bryan will not allow the nomina
tion to seek the man.
Is it not about time that a reward
was offered for anyone who will locate
the William. Stuyvesant Chanter dem
ocratic presidential boom?
. "Lawn mowers are generally sharp
ened with, a fine file," saya the Indian
apolis News. On .the contrary, lawn
mowers are generally not sharpened.
" To tha assertion that. In the mean
while Omaha has "a competent water
.board composed of representative cltl
tens," there are liable to be several
. Evelyn Nesblt Thaw has decided to
go abroad to live. We have felt con
fident all along that Evelyn would
finally do something to meet popular
Washington has a report that Sena
tor Aldrlch Is to retire voluntarily to
private life. Washington has had
similar reports about Senators Piatt
Mourning postage stamps are to be
authorlxed by the government They
will be appropriate for return postage
on several presidential campaign
booms a little later.
Judge Munger Is without doubt "an
able, fair and careful Jurist." His
only trouble seems to be that all his
derisions In the water works cases
T-rn been reversed on appeal.
The story about Ethel Roosevelt
running an engine at seventy miles aa
hour Is not complete, as It does not
state that she shook hands with the
engineer at the end of the trip.
Mrs. David Jayne Hill announces
that she has quit riding her bicycle to
market. If Bo, the last objection to
her husband's appointment aa ambas
sador to Germany has been removed.
When half the towns in Nebraska
can go dry and the other halt go wet
to-accord with local sentiment, the
local option part of the Slocumb law
must be tn pretty good working order.
"Bourke Cockran Is a very talented
man," Bays Richard Croker, "but ha
has done more harm to the democratic
party than any other man I can think
of." " Evidently Croker cannot think
of either Mr. Dryau or himself.
MR JOHXSO TO MR. BfjrA.V. '
Governor Johnson of Minnesota In
sists that be is but a passive candi
date for tho democratic presidential
nomination and that he does not be
lieve any man should openly seek the
nomination. The men promoting the
candidacy of the Minnesota executive
are less modest, however., and ' are
busily engaged In sending out state
ments, defts and questions calculated
to arouse the slumbering hope of dem
ocrats who have long desired Mr.
Bryan's defeat for the nomination, but
have felt the hopelessness of attempt
ing to accomplish that result. The
Minnesota democratic state committee,
In an appeal to the democratic lead
ers to support Governor Johngon's
Conditions industrially, financially and
politically are such that we have thla year
the opportunity of a generation to win the
presidency. Why five- It up by supinely
acquiescing In any nomination which guar
While the Minnesota committee
mentions no . names, its declaration
will be accepted aa aimed at Colonel
Bryan. It amounts to a notice that
the democrats of Minnesota agree
with the democrats of the east that
the nomination of Mr. Bryan "guaran
tees defeat" This view is adopted by
the New York World, which has been
busy for months trying to arouse the
democrats to action against Bryan.
The World, discussing the Minnesota
The democrats will have no chance at all
with Mr. Bryan. They might have a chanct
with Governor Johnaon, who would carry
every state that Mr. Bryan could carry,
who could probably carry Minnesota and
North Dakota, where Mr. Bryan would have
no. chance whatever, and who would be at
least 100,000 votes stronger than Mr. Bryan
In tha great debatable atates of New York
and New Jersey.
The Minnesota committee and the
World are both going on the theory
that the democratic party really wants
to win and that "conditions Indus
trially, financially and politically" are
such that they can win. This assump
tion is without warrant in fact, be
cause the report heralded from demo
cratic sources that the republican
party is torn by dissensions is not
borne out. The rivalry among aspir
ants for the presidential nomination
has been good-natured, however keen
it may have been, and all indications
are that the nominee will have the
hearty and united support of the
party.. The real dissension is In the
democratic ranks and In the ranks
of voters who, under ordinary condi
tions, would be disposed to vote the
The contention of the New York
World that Johnson could carry every
state that Bryan could carry may be
correct, but the suggestion that he
could probably carry Minnesota and
North Dakota" will not go in face of
the election records. Minnesota gave
McKinley a plurality of 77,000 in 1900
and Roosevelt 161,464 in 1904. North
Dakota gave McKinley over Bryan 15,
372 and Roosevelt 38,332 over
Parker. Governor Johnson, should he
be nominated, would enter both North
Dakota and Minnesota with a tre
The World also asserts that Gov
ernor Johnson "would be at least
100,000 votes stronger than Mr.
Bryan in the great debatable states
of New York and New Jersey." Mc
Kinley carried New York by 143,000
in 1900 over Bryan and Roosevelt
carried it by 175,652 . in 1904 over
Judge Parker. In state issues since
that time the republican lead has been
reduced, but the loss has gone to
Hearst and not to the democrats. It
Mr. Hearst put a national ticket in
the field, as he says he will, he demo
cratic party may be third in the race
Another important feature of thel
situation is apparently overlooked in
the fact that many of Mr. Bryan's sup
porters, particularly In the west,
openly declare that they would rather
follow him to defeat than to follow
anybody else to victory. The demo
cratic situation, ' then, resolves itself
into this that they admit that they
can not win with Bryan and know that
they can not win without him.
CAKAL ZOltM oortnsttitiT.
Congressman Harrison of New York
evidently woke up the wrong passen
ger when he attempted to manufacture
some democratic campaign material
with a house resolution calling upon
President Roosevelt to define the au
thority by which he assumes to direct
the government of the Panama canal
xone. In support of his resolution
Mr. Harrison asserted that the presi
dent had assumed -dictatorial powers
In the Panama cone and had ruled the
territory according to bis own notion,
although congress had given him but
temporary authority. The president's
answer, contained in a message to the
house, Is brief, but to the point. He
declares that be Is directing the gov
ernment of the zone:
Pursuant to tha authority conferred by
tha treaty between the United States and
Panama concluded November It, 1906, and
tha acta of congresa approved June 21, 1003;
April 28. ISM; March a, 16; December a,
1808: June 10, 1906. and March 4, 1907, by
which the right to maintain civil govern,
ment In the canal sone waa granted to the
United States, the duty to maintain It war
tmpoeed upon tha president, and the meant
for Ha maintenance were from year to year
expressly and specifically appropriated by
congreas. . , .
In thla Instance the president la but
exercising authority conferred on him
by congressional act. If no such au
thorization bad been made it would
still be his right and his duty to direct
the government of the sone, In the ab
sence of specific provision by congress
to the contrary. The United States Is
investing millions t money lu the
construction of the Panama canal and
the very presence of the United Status
on the sone carries with It the obliga
tion to preserve order and manage the
strip for the benefit of the country.
Congressman Harrison la quite wel
come to any consolation he may find
tn the president's answer to his resolu
tion calling for Information.
One of the most gratifying features
of the big Taft reception in Omaha
comes from the expresslovs of satis
faction and pleasure by the out-of-town
visitors, who came to Omaha
from all over Nebraska to participate
In the welcome to the .war secretary,
The same : sort of expressions were
heard from the strangers within our
gates after both the recent democratic
and republican state conventions held
in Omaha a month ago. The visitors
returned home feeling that they had
been well taken care of. that Omaha
appreciated their presence and paid
attention to their wants.
These are evidences of Omaha's
marked improvement in entertaining
guests. While there is still room for
much more improvement, the results
already accomplished in this direction
are by no means inconsiderable. We
may as well admit that Omaha, has
been altogether too negligent in the
past about extending the hand of wel
come to the people residing in other
parts of the state. Let us determine
to keep up the good work so that
Omaha will hereafter always have
friends with words of praise for it in
every city and town In Nebraska.
LAW AKD CON8C1ESCE.
The mayor of Highland Park, a
suburb of Chicago, has adopted at
least a novel plan to enforce the law
against automobile scorchers. In
stead of concealing armed constables
along the road or building "bumps"
In the highways, he has made a direct
apeal to the conscience of the automo
blllsts. He has sent a letter to the
members of the Chicago Automobile
club urging them to observe the law
while passing through Highland Park.
He explains that Highland Park is a
residence town, the inhabitants of
which have hearkened to President
Roosevelt's race suicide teachings and
that they have real affection for their
children. He asks that the auto
mobile scorchers exercise reasonable
caution In order that the children may
not be maimed or killed. He promises
that no arrests will be made, for a
time, if the members of the club will
co-operate with him in his conscience
cure of the sco rolling habit.
It will be interesting to watch tor
the effects of this appeal to the in
telligence of automobile owners. The
average citizen who owns an auto
mobile Is not a violator of the law
through willful choice. Violations of
the anti-speed ordinances are usually
due to thoughtlessness or carelessness,
and this request to automobllists to
display forbearance may be more ef
fective than arrests and fines.
WHAT SHALL Wt DO ABOUT IT1
The decision of the United States
circuit court of appeals, affirming the
appraisement ' of the Omaha water
works and giving the water, company
an order for specific performance of
the sale contract, raises all sorts ot
questions in the minds of Omaha tax
payers and citizens.
There ia no doubt that if everyone
had had the idea at the outset that we
would be compelled to pay over
(6,000,000 for this property the de
mand for Immediate compulsory pur
chase wculd never have gotten head
way. What shall 'we do about it now?
The Bee would like to hear from its
readers on this question. Let us have
all possible suggestions as to the best
course to pursue and a pertinent dis
cussion of the points involved.
The Bee will print proper communi
cations on the water works situation.
The letters must be short not over
800 words In order not to overrun
the space we can devote to this pur
Now is the time to speak out
Governor Sheldon does not relish
the action ot Jurors who after Joining
in a verdict of guilty sign their names
to, petitions asking for executive
clemency for the convicted prisoner.
This Is where we disagree with the
governor. There is a decided differ
ence between determining a man's
guilt and determining whether miti
gating circumstances entitle him to
consideration by the pardoning power.
Where petitions for executive clem
ency are plainly signed by jurors in a
perfunctory way aa a sort of con-sclence-easer
or merely to please some
one else no attention should be paid
to them. But where jurors who have
heard all the evidence are really con
vinced that the prisoner, although
guilty, should be given another chance
their appeala should carry more than
usual weight. v
Please take note that in Wisconsin
the slate of delegates to go to Denver
put up by the democratic state con
vention nearly two months ago went
through the direct primary without
opposition. The democrats have com
pletely evaded and nullified the pro
visions of the Wisconsin primary elec
tion law. but they will keep on insist
ing that the direct primary principle
la a democratic doctrine for which the
democrats should have all the credit
Congressman Llttlefleld of Maine
was the only member of the house to
vote against the employers' liability
bill, framed along the lines laid down
by recent federal supreme court de
cisions. He explained that he bad
"legal reasons" for ' opposing the
measure. Mr. Llttlefleld has already
selected the employer who will be 11a
ble for his salary when he retires from
congress In September.
We protest that it is not fair for
Mr. Bryan to be drawing crowds to ba
addressed by Candidate Shallenberger,
The Inference Is that Candidate Ehal
lenberger enjoys the particular' favor
and approval of his chief, as against
Mr. Berge In their aspirations for tha
gubernatorial place on the democratic
ticket in Nebraska this fall. In the
language of the street,' this looks like
"playing a favorite."
The local democratic organ says
that the defeated democratic nominees
In South Omaha are disposed to accept
the results of the city election. This
la generous, indeed. Had . they won
out we presume they would have al
lowed the defeated republicans to ac
cept the results of the election without
giving them any particular credit for
The University of Nebraska will
participate in the National Corn show
at Omaha with a suitable exhibit illus
trating the work It is doing for im
provement of farm methods and re
sults. The National Corn show is an
educational enterprise and the two
can work together with mutual benefit.
According to a British medical Jour
nal, persona resembling each other
suffer from the same diseases. It's a
poor rule that doesn't work both ways,
yet Taft, Fairbanks, Knox, Hughes and
Bryan do not resemble each other a
little bit, and still they are suffering
from the same disease.
A New York Judge has told Alexan
der Berkman, the anarchist agitator.
that he is but little better than a bur
glar. That judge may count on los
ing the burglar vote when he comes up
Reference is made to the "original
mistake In the water works purchase
proceedings. Was there any "orlgl
nal" mistake? - Were not the mis
takes rather all consecutive and con
Don't be a knocker; you'll think mors
of yourself If you boost.
A Carloas Mlxap.
The populists decline to consider Mr,
Bryan aa anything but a democrat. Cur
ious! Many democrats decline to think
of Mm aa anything but a populist.
Everything Moves With Jlsa.
Bt. Paul Pioneer-Press.
Omaha's cowboy mayor aaya that ha can
carry South Dakota for William J. Bryan
and Lee, and proposed to make tha effort
Why doesn't he try aomethlng easy and
Work t Ahead for "Show-Mea."
, ."8t Louis Republic.
Tha question whether any Missouri candi
date-thla year shall shed his whiskers is
cast into tha shade by the fact that all of
them will have to shed their coats and
Half m Deaen Dead Ones.
Benator La Follette recently published a
list ,of 100 men who control the financial
and industrial .situation of the country, arid
are, therefore, wealthy enough to be
placed In the malefactor class. It now de
velops that there were six dead men In the
list. Many things have been said of the
American millionaire, but It has remained
for Mr. La Follett to class him with tha
Perfection la Moaopoly,
Tha anthracite situation. If It were closely
studied today, would perhaps disclose a
monopoly aa nearly perfect aa the world
haS ever aeen. Its power la unlimited snd
its rapacity merciless. The consumers of
domestic coal know Its Iron band, and the
treatment of tha buaineas world which uses
steam coal is auch that an embargo has
been laid upon tha Industry and prosperity
of Philadelphia. Without regard to the
coat of coal or to the supply and demand
or any other factor or consideration which
rules In the general world of trad and
commerce, tha anthracite trust lays its
relentless hand upon business energy and
either paralyses It .or squeeses out tha
TAKT AND BUY AN.
Criticism of tho Latler'a Coarao Be.
Vardln the rblllpplaes.
It waa to be expected that Secretary Taft,
being In Nebraska, would aay aomethlng
about M,r. Bryan, a wall known cltlsea of
that state, tha choice of Its populists and
Its democrats for the presidency. While
It waa only natural for tha secretary to
discourse on Mr. Bryan's shortcomings. It
was unnecessary. Tha men to whom ha
spoke knew all about Mr. Bryan. They
are familiar with hla Philippine policy and
When Mr. Bryan ran for president 'the
second time and made antl-lmperlallem hla
paramount issue tho people of Nebraska
gave tha electoral vote of tha atata to Mc
Kinley. A few years later they refused
to elect a legislature that would send Mr.
Bryan to the senate. They would not have
him either in tha .White Houaa or the
capltol. So when Mr. Taft criticises Bryan
In Nebraska be is sure of a sympathetic
Tha knowledge of Mr. Bryan's dishonest
course regarding tha Philippines Is not con
fined to Nebraska. Everybody of average
Intelligence i knowa that but for blm the
treaty whlcQ gave the Islands to the United
Statea would not have been ratified. Every
body knowa that after having made It tha
duty of the United States to take charge
of tha Philippines Mr. Bryan did what he
could to make the work of pacification dif
ficult. Hla speeches and tha attitude of
tha party ha led encouraged Agutnaldo to
hold out a year longer than ha would oth
erwise have done. That waa a calamity
from which tha Flliplnoa have not yet re
covered. It la true that Mr. Bryan, with wonder
ful effrontery, ventures occasionally eta
criticise tha Philippine policy of the Mc
Kinley and Roosevelt administrations, but
if ha ahould be nominated at Denver and
abould continue hla crltlclama they would
get him no votes. They would merely dts.
gust tha voters who have steadily Indorsed
that policy. On tha whole. It is rather a
waala of time to expose Mr. Bryan'a Insin
cere and malignant course regarding tha
Philippines. It has become 4 matter of
history and the American public la familiar
BITB Or WABHIXGTOX LIFE.
Mlaov Scenes and lacldeats Bketeehoa
oa tho Poet.
Senator Warren of Wvnnilnar snrunar a
surprise party on his colleagues a tew days
ago ny acting aa Most in the senate restau
rant of a party ot Indians belonging to tha
Arapahoe and Bhoshone tribes. The rod
men were In Washington transacting busi
ness with various subordinates of the
great father. Before tha annatnr'a lunchenn
the red men attended a meeting of tha
senate committee on Indian affairs and
presented obiectlona to certain measures
dealing with their lands In a manner both
rorcerul and clever. At the luncheon the
Indiana still fitrther showed their grasp ot
modern wave and faiicaulan eultnre. Tn.
stead of calling for Jerked beef and bear
meat tha feathered and blanketed wttr
rlora partook of aalada and tle. What la
more, they ate pie with forks, which la
noro than can be aald for every white
person that appcara at the senate refectory.
Also they used napkins as they should be
used and didn't mistake them for hand
kerchiefs or for blba. They partook of
consomme and mock turtle and evwn
showed a familiarity with the use of the
soup spoon that la unknown to many of
tneir white brethren.
Great was the astonishment of persons
who observed them to ses that they seemed
10 do on tcrma of good acquaintance with
the menu card of tho pale face. Little
Wolf, the aged chief of th iran.hu.
who Is said to bo well on toward 100 yoars
old and whose countenance la withered and
weasened, waan't a bit abaahed and went
through his part of the performance with
as much easo and grace as If he had ben
a debutante fresh frem finishing arhnni at
pink tea. Tellow Dog waa aa suave as a
diplomat and never once tried to cut his
lettuce with his knlft. Senator Warren
himself waa aurprlsed and was" obliged to
call forth his best Massachusetts avenue
manners to keep apace with hla guests.
A Correspondent of tha Chlcaan KTaara
commenting on tha havoc wrought In the
senate by the grim reaper, tells of two
well-dtflned superstitions of cmiitoh rn
Is that a full senate means an early death
of a senator. When the late Benator W. J.
Bryan of Florida took hla autt ani tha
two new senators from Oklahoma had
been sworn In and George Peabody Wet
more was finally chosen to succeed him
self, thereby completing a full membership
of tha senate for the first time In many
years, tho veterans of the senate chamber
began to whlscer anions- thnmaaivaa "TVv,
will be the first to die?" Benator Latimer.
wno mod soon after this tradition began, to
be whispered about, was one of the men
in the senate whose death waa tha leaat
mere la another common aunaratitinn
about deaths in conarresa which uanaiiv
verifies Itself, and that Is that not fewer
man three members of each congreas die
before their terms expire. Already this
number has been exceeded In the Sixtieth
congreas. although the Sixtieth congresa
Is now only six months old.
Technically. Senators Morgan and Pattua
anouia Do added to tha liat becauso thav
were, until they died, entitled to alt in a
special session of tha filatleth miiitmi
which really began Its existence March 4
last. As no speolal session waa held hnw
ever, although the members drew their
salaries from March 4. tha cone-reaa has
eat only since tho first Monday in laat De-
cemrjer. Bince then Representative George
Smith Of Illlnnla mn 0.n... x,n
" .WVI.MbWlB ill.llUI Jf ,
Latimer, Proctor and Bryan, have died.
it is a true saying among tha llvlna- or
the senate that, if they , were to choose the
lima or death, they would almost invariahiv
choose to die a senator of the United
States. 1 This Is a tradition that reaches
over Into-the other branch of mnir.
where Speaker Cannon himself recently
aia at a private dinner party given by
ene of hla collcaguea that hla sole ambi
tion In life was to die In the public aervlcs.
Two letters, without address nth.,- ..
the words "Washington, D. C," were
received In the office of Speaker Cannon,
and no mistake was made when they were
delivered there. Upon one of the envelopes
was a caricature showing "Uncle Joe"
wearing a big elouch hat and holding In
hla mouth the tilted cigar. Underneath
thla were the words "Washinarton. n n"
Tho second envelope bore a pen and Ink
saeicn or the speaker, with no direction
other than the word "Washington."
An Idea of the almost limltloaa vHtv
and volume of publications that are on sale
at the shoo of tha suDerintendent of ilnfn.
menu of congress may be derived from the
fact that the catalogus contains works on
almost every subject under the sun from
bread making to tha cars of chickens, from
tho explorations of the Canadian glaciers
to tne attempts on the Ufa of the cotton
boll weevil. Nearly all the farmers' bul.
letins, which are put out by the Agricul
tural department for the benefit of those
who till tha soil, ara sold at K and m .nt.
each. The most expensive publication In
the entry list of over J.000,000 publications
Is "The History of the Capitol," by Glenn
Brown, which sells for 00. It Is a magni
ficently illuatrated work in two volumes.
As honorary member of tho Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers, Miss Ethel Roose
velt will "bo a sister" to them.
Chancellor Day objects to American girls
selling themselves and giving a bonus. A
man who talka ao much Is bound to say
the right thing occasionally.
A recent bit of railroad regulation tn
Norway provldea that a wife when travel
ing with her husband need pay only half
fare. It is a mean Norwegian now who
will not take hla wifa with him.
Up to date It Is estimated that Count
Bonl da Castellans haa aet the Gould family
back about S3.000.000. Considered as an in
vestment. Count Bonl is tha moat unprof.
Itahls one the Goulds aver made.
Count Leo Tolstoi has written to the
Tolstoi Birthday committee in St. Peters
burg, expressing appreciation for the hon
ors which are being arranged for him, but
finally declining to accept them. Aa a con
aequenca tha birthday committee has ceased
Its preparatlona to celebrate tha event.
James L. Cowan, who has spent nln
years at Toklo aa manager of the Metho
dist Publishing house tn Japsn, arrived In
New York on the steamer Kaiser WUhelm
der Groase. Ha waa accompanied by his
family. Mr. Cowea spoke In warm terms
of courteoua and sympathetic treatment by
the Japanese government.
Delegates from all over the country will
attend the seventeenth annual meeting of
the General Society, Daughtera of tha
Revolution, which will begin at the Wal
dorf-Astoria, New York, on April JI and
continue ona week. More Interest than
uauai attachea to thla year's meeting be
cause of the election of officers. Eight
amendments to tha constitution will also
ba voted upon.
Harry Burton of Australia has arrived In
this country. Mr. Burton is champion in
a gams that will seem both odd and inter
esting to Americans.. In London recently
ha broke the clubswlng record of tha world.
Hla latest feat was tha a winging of two
three-pound Indian cluba for alxty-ona
hours and thirty minuee without stopping.
While performing this feat ha averaged Ut
revolutions a minute. The record was mads
We could buy beans as low as 30 cents
per bushel, yet we pay $2.10 for ours
We use MicMfcran beans picked over by hand.'
We buy only the whitest,, the plumpest, the fullest-frown. ,
They are baked in live steam not in dry heat. Thus the
skint are not broken, the beans are not scorched. '
The result is, all the beans are baked until they are mealy.
Yet they are nutty, not mushy.
We could buy tomato sauce ready made
for one -fifth of our cost to make it
Tomato sauce is often made from tomatoes picked green,
and ripened in shipment. Such sauce is flat. Some sauce ia
made from scraps of canning: factory, but such sauce is
Ours is made only from whole vine-ripened tomatoes. .
That is why you get a sparkling test in Van Camp's, ft
' piquant tang which never Is found in others.
Van Camp's pork and beans
baked with tomato sauce
Beans, above all foods, should be factory cooked.
It requires a fierce heat to break down the fibre to make
beans digestible and no home can supply it.
Our ovens are heated to 245 degrees.
Then you miss, in home cooking, the delicious blend that
we get by baking the sauce and the beans together.
Put the can in hot water, and your
meal can be served in ten minutes
Beans ara Nature's choicest food 23 nitrogenous, 84
nutriment. Even wheat falls below them in nutriment.
No food is liked better; no food is cheaper. ,
Then why not serve the most delicious beans that you
, , know? Make your people want them daily. And Why not keep
'ft doxen cans in the house a dozen meals' always ready r
10, IS and 20 per can.
Van Camp Packing Company, Indianapolis, Ind.
AS PRICE Or MEAT GOES UP.
Facts Spoil the Faro of m Veaerable
New York World.
There used to bo a comforting old super
stition that hard timea bring compensation
In the form of a reduced coat of living Tho
facta Just now ara flying in the face of a
venerable theory. For the prices of meats
are raising by bounds, and the cause Is
declared to lie In tho recent panic.
Ordinarily the farmers in the middle west
buy range cattle In tho fall, fatten them in
tho winter and sell them in the aprlng. But
last fall, wo are told, ths banks had no
money to loan to the farmers. The farmers
could buy no range cattle, there waa no
great stock of fresh-fattened cattls for ths
markets of this spring, and hero we are
with the butchers' bills booming. People
who missed the experience of having their
bank accounts held up when the panic time
was ripe get the opportunity to let their
feelings loose now aa they pay their reck
onings for porterhouse and sirloin. Inci
dentally lamb and pork ara also up.
This rls. in meat prices comes at the
time of rising temperatures, which Is fort
unate for those who combine strength of
mind with tha desire to be thrifty. Warm
weather meana fresh stuff from the gar
dens; tho same season reduces the natural
demand for dinner courses producing fat
and beat. Families with the will to be as
vegetarian as they csn for tha next four or
five months need not be disturbed heavily
in purse by the economic laws of the cattle
otm--i J ..... 4t.la.lr rtr th 1 1 ...n t atata.
ment that tha country lacks great men?
mease do not ask ma to discuss personal
matters," he said. Philadelphia Ledger.
'r.m, whv do w. have to pay for tha
water we uaet We don't have to buy our
''"That only shows, my son, that you hava
never had to pay a gas blll."-Ch!cago
what do vou think of this bill regu
lating undertakers and funerals?"
"They ara running that sort of thing Into
tha ground." Baltimore American.
Miss Ootrox," said tha foxy fortune-
hunter, "may I not nope mat aome day
you will lnve ma enough to marry me?"
But, Mr. Hunter," coyly aaked the
homely heiress, "Isn't that a good deal to
"Yea, he replied aDsem-minaeaiy, -it
will b a good deal, if It worka." Philadel
Dinaus Uhadbolt, I haven't asked you
for any money for a long time, have I?
Bhadfeolt No; you paver asked ma for
Only those who have
Bottled In Bond
know th exquisite flavor
aroma ot tM purest of whiskies.
field iti reputation as
"TheBestRye in theFLeld"
It your dealer raa't supply too.
A. Cuckcnt) aimer ft Bros. I
any money for a long time. You always
wanted it for "Just a day or two." That's
why you're not going to get any thla time.
Dlnguaa. Ale feels a little like enow, doesn't
it? Chicago Tribune.
Cltlman Corn, to town to see all the
alghta, eh? Well, you don't want to miss
the big mirror In the lobby of this hotel.
Farmer Korntop Do tell 7 Some thin'
worth seeln' Is It? .
Cltlman Yes, Indeed, you won't set' all
tha alghta unless you take a look at some
thing liks that.
Magistrate I might aa well commit you to
Jail. There la no use In giving you a chanc
you are a failure a blunder.
Prisoner But from all I hava heard of
your honor It la very hard for you to com
mit a blunder. Baltimore American.
"Bonis, that last msgsslne story of yours
made a hit with me."
"Glad to hear It, Naggua. Firat time It
ever happened. Waa It tha plot of tha
atory that caught you, or tha execution of
"Neither one. It waa tho novelty of It.
There was no bridge playing or automobile
riding in It, and the hero didn't smoke clga
roots?' Chicago Tribune.
J. W. Foley in New York Timea
Tho aun la ao bright and tha aky la sx
And ths grass la ao green I am glad,
Ths leaves are so thick and tha trees aro
There's hardjy a thing that ahould fret ua
The days are ao long and ths nights sr.
With moonlight and stars snd with pil
lows snd rest
A boy should bo glad, when In bed hs Is
To live In this airy-day, merry-day world.
The air is so fresh and the morning ao
I would all your thoughts were as merry
Ths clover's so sweet and so Jeweled with
Tho dawn' Is so-bright I am glad, aren't
Tha Sonus of ths birds ara ao glad as they
Ths woods ars so coql and so perfect tho
Let's march on an on with a banner un
furled: . . t
"Hurrah for tho airy-day, merry-day
world!" ' .
Tho turf is so soft snd ths orchard so
Whit. ' -1 .
With blossoms snd buds, snd our hearts
sre so light, , .
Our Joys are so real and, our troubles so
Our plans sre so merry, I'm glad, aren't
A blessing on life with its health and
There'e ao much that's good I am glad I
Sun-splashed and moon-mellowed, swtet-
Three cheers fur this airy-day, merry-day
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