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c . THE UMAHA DAILY. lltSDAY, MUVKMBER 10. 1903.
The Omaha Daily Bee
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska. Douglas County, as.!
Oeorr" B. Tswhurk. treasurer Of The
Bee Publfshlng Company, being duly sworn,
says that the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally, Mornir.
Evening snd Sunday Bee printed during the
month of Octotet, ls, was as rouown:
2 ...;. 47.760
Total , 1,17,T70
Lens unsold and returned copies. . 8,875
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Dorore me this ust oar o( octoter,
M. P. WALKER,
WHEW OCT OF TO WW.
Kabftcrlhers leaving the ely tem
porarily shoal have The Bee sailed
to thesa. Address will he changed aa
ftea as requested..
It Is not necessary to register for
The electoral college yell will be
very one-sided this time.
Missouri democrats apparently have
gotten over their fondness for Folk
lore. i --. s ! '
Speaking of names, Judge Fake led
the judicial ticket In 'the Chicago elec
tions. The loser may take revenge by pay
ing his election bet with one of those
Mr. Gompers niay have a good voice,
but ahe.returps ahuyr hat, his delivery
was . very poor.
Tho re;qit .that Senator Foraker is
to have a plaqe In the cabinet Is prob
The east may as. well understand
that Nebraska is not at all proud of
ite political isolation.
Governor Johnson is doubtless glad
that a certain thing did not happen to
L.'ri at DenytT early in July.
J. Worth Kern In a candidate for
the United States senate from Indiana.
Ihpre Is no antl-walskers role in the
senate. . ,' 1 :
Wrs It in Illinois that Mayor Jim
in a Jo hi wn'ien efforts as a demo
cratic spellbinder for the national
ticket? . . , .-.
The politician who promises both
Bides always finds himself up against
. it when he gets in position to deliver
the good! v. . .
The New .York legislature can invt
help making an Improvement in se
lecting a ueeessor to Senator Thomas
Collier Piatt. . -
Indiana's democratic governor-elect
te said to be a humorist. Many a
man thinks he Is a humorist when he
is only a joke.
The word "frazzle" does not appear
In any of the dictionaries, which
merely shows that the dictionaries are
not up to date.
The only way open for Mr. Hearst
Is to have his candidate for the presi
dency run some time when the people
are not looking. .
A magazine writer is telling bow
to make aviation aafe. The next cam
paign may find a platform demanding
a guaranty of airships.
Instead of a notice of discontinuance
of publication, readers of the Com
nioner will get the usual requests to
renew their subscriptions. . '
Arizona has elected a republican
delegate to congress. Arizona is de
termined, apparently, to demonstrate
its fitness for statehood hopors.
Eastern,, democrats expected Mr.
Bryan's 'defeat, bat they are going a
good way when they announce that
they are waiting tor his renunciation
Omaha doea not figure strongly la
the announcements of re-opened fac
tories and re-employed labor. The
reason 'l that. Omaha business con
cerns never bad to shut down very tar,
The World-Herald sees progress of
Bryanlstu In the electlom returns. His
progress; j, shown by the tact that he
was defeated by 600,080 la 1816, by
800,000 In 1900 and b about 1,000.-
OCO in 1HS
AS TO A SPECIAL SESSION.
Some of Governor Sheldon' ad
visers are trying to persuade him to
convene the outgoing legislature at
once in special session to enact some
sort of a spite law against the liquor
Although Anti-Saloon league officers,
themselves, did everything they could
to beat Governor Sheldon In the recent
election, the governor Is being urged
to believe that the saloons alone are
responsible and should .be made to
suffer punishment. The action of
Governor Hanly In convening the leg
islature of Indiana to put a county op
tion law on the statute books likewise
Is cited 88 an example for Governor
Sheldon to emulate. .
Instead of yielding to the impulse
of the moment, we would advise Gov
ernor 8heldon to approach this whole
subject with a cool bead and a dispas
In the first place. Governor llanly
did not wait until after the election to
call the Indiana legislature together,
but convened the law-makers before
election. Even at that the people of
Indiana failed to endorse Governor
Hanly's program and elected a demo
cratic governor and a democratic leg
Here) in Nebraska the question must
be asked, What, if anything, has sud
denly occurred to present the emer
gency contemplated by the constitution
to Justify a special session of the legis
lature? This tame legislature was In
session for three months last year, but
did not see fit to pass any bill along
the lines now proposed. From the
time of its adjournment Governor
Sheldon hat had a year and a half dur
ing which he could have called the leg
islature together for this purpose, but
saw no necessity for it.
The people of Nebraska have Just
chosen a new legislature for the ex
press purpose of dealing with these
questions. The new legislature will
convene within a few weeks with i
largely preponderant democratic ma
jority and by the mandate of the recent
election the people of Nebraska have
declared ,that they want this demo
cratic legislature to assume responsi
- Under auch circumstances we do not
see what Governor Sheldon, or the re
publican party in Nebraska, has to
gain by jumping into the breach at
this moment to anticipate the work of
the newly elected legislature.
PALMA'S part in cvba.
'The coming presidential election In
Cuba, to be held Saturday of the pres
ent week, serves to call attention to
the career of Tomas Estrada Palma,
whose death last week, in the heat of
the American presidential campaign,
passed almost unnoticed. Apparently
but little attention has been paid in
Cuba either to the passing away of a
man who did more than any other one
person. to wrest the Island from Span
ish rule. T
Palma was born in Cuba and edu
cated in Spain for tho law. He took
part in the ten years" war of 186 8-7 8
and was elected the first president of
the provisional republic. When that
eollapsed Palma was arrested, his vast
property confiscated and he was sent
to Spain, where he served seven years
In prison. In the course of the ten
years' war Palma's father died and his
mother was tortured and starved to
death by Spanish soldiers. When
Palma was released from the Spanish
prison he came direct to the United
States and devoted his wonderful en
ergy to the financing of the campaigns
of Maceo and Gomes, who were rnak
ing the fight against Spain which
finally led to American intervention
When Cuban separation from Spain
bad been secured Senor Palma was the
only man thought of for the first presi
dency of the new republic. His admin-
lstration broke down ao badly that the
United States was called upon for the
second time to Intervene in the inter
ests, of good government Palma
failed as president of the republic be
cause be made the error of thinking
that all Cuban were as patriotic as
himself and refused, on that account,
to establish a standing army or make
any effort to use government force In
the maintenance of order. When the
failure of his plans came, ha resigned
the presidency, refusing to accept out
side help In ruling his own people. He
left the office and took up the life of a
private citizen In the country in which
he was born and to the success and in
dependence of which he had given his
time, fortune and every energy. He
lived to learn that republics are un
grateful, but he bnd the consolation
of knowing that t?H great principle of
liberty for which ha had fought and
suffered had finally t'lumphed.
THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN. '
While the country is setting a new
speed notch on the industrial ma
chinery aa a result ot the election of
Mr. Taft. It should not overlook the
chitf engineer who carried the cam
paign to success.
As head of the republican national
committee, Chairman Frank H. Hitch
cock has made good notwithstanding
the fact that he was beset with more
embarrassing complications than has
usually confronted the management of
a republican national campaign.
" Chairman Hitchcock laid out the
plan of campaign operations at the
start and consistently followed them
out along strictly business lines. .He
made little) noise, but did much work.
An almost continuous back-fire on one
side and a dearth ot campaign funds
on the other and a plenitude of fac
Uocal or local discordance in various
states made his task often a trying one.
But through It All he kept his head
and pushed the lines steadily forward
The republican campaign was pur
poaely late In starting, but encountered
tot .... -t . it.ua Th enthtt- I r -
slasm for the republican ticket was
brought to a climax at the right time
and the votes needed were polled on
Chairman Hitchcock hat had the
thanks and appreciation of the success
ful candidates for his good work and
he Is entitled to the grateful considera
tion of every loyal republican In the
LABOR AXD THE ELECTION.
President Gompers of the American
reaereuon oi iour t yu......
narrow' and mistanen view oi mo in
sults of the presidential election wnen The Treasury department Is warn
he publicly declares that the cause of jng pe0pie to be careful' about accept
labor has been "temporarily defeated, Dg 5 bills, as a dangerous counterfeit
but not conquered." and then goes on
to intimate that there is an uncer
talnty as to where Mr. Taft'a election
leaves union labor. "
Union Jebor has not been affected
by the election, so far as relates to the
alms and purposes of the organization,
It has been affected, greatly to its
benefit, by the decision of the people
to continue the republican party In
nnwor an a thus assure adherence to a
nniirv which n.akM for olentv of work
at high wages instead of a period of
Industrial unrest which would have fol-
lowed a democratic victory and its at-
tendant upsetting; of business. Aside
from that phase of the question, no
attempt has been made "to conquer"
labor or to defeat its Just demands.
Mr. Taft'a ;onception of government la
that it Is for tho benefit of all classes
and not for the special benefit of any
one class. It is Mr. uompers misior-
tune, apparently, that he can not, or
does not. reallee that fundamental
The result of the election enoum
prove a lesson to organized laoor. ine
leBson was taught by organized labor,
which showed Mr. Gompers that Amer-
ldan workmen are capable of think-
ing for themselves and voting as they
think, refusing to be led or delivered
by any man, however high In their
councils. The labor problem is a part
of the economic problem of the coun-
try which is being solved on a broader
platform than partisanship.' The best
men who have given their lives to the
labor movement have always en
deavored to keep it free from depend
ence upon the success of one party,
making it a work of principle rather
than a work of politics. Much of the
progress of the labor movement has
been due to adherence to that policy,
and none but Mr. Gompers is appar
ently to blame for his attempt blindly
to throw away that advantage
Organized labor is to be congratu
lated upon Its escape from an illogical
condition. The record of the republi
can party on. labor legislation, in the
states and in the nation, is the best
Insurance mai.oiganizea moor nan tost.
nothinar bv the election of Mr. Taft
Th attemnt of Mr. Gomners. In the
name oi aoor,- to uiuku .j.ui -u m
partisan 'question failed miserably as 1
it deserved to fall.
Certain self-styled republicans ac
customed, to speak out through demo
cratic newspapers seem to be greatly
distressed for fear the editor of The
Bee may not have been
squelched by their efforts to throw Ne-
hreeVs haMr Into th Hpmnrratlc rol-
umn. While a 5,000 plurality in his
home state is nothing for Mr. Bryan
to boast about, we do not believe it
will reflect seriously on the standing
of The Bee's editor in the republican
In fact, not being an office-
ready had the recognition which the
small-bores seem to dread, aa may be
evidenced by be following telegram:
CINCINNATI, O., Nov. 8. I908.-Hon. Vic
tor Rosewater, Republican National Head-
quarters. Chicago, 111.: Many thanks for
your kind telegram of congratulations. ' I
greatly appreciate the work you have done
In the campaign. W. H. TAFT.
We trust that this will give our
solicitous friends complete peace of
mind and help relieve the pressure on
the columns of our amiable democratic
Every time he has been beaten
heretofore Mr. Bryan has charged that
his supporters were bought away from
him with money. Our old friend,
Edgar Howard, kindly comes to the
rescue this time bv voluntarily ex
pressing his belief that the money
power "did not buy the votes of the
American people as men buy cattle,"
but accomplished' Its purpose Just the
same by being employed "to awe weak
men." Judge Howard overlooks the
fact that the democratic campaign
managers had a great deal more money
at their disposal in this campaign than
ever before, while the republicans had
only a fractional part of the money
they have been accustomed to have.
Among other things by which the
Incoming legislature may distinguish
itself is the enactment of a law which
will enable the people of Nebraska to
ascertain the outcome ot an election
within less than a week after the bal
lots are cast. There is no guod reason
whatever why the expensive and la
borious task of collecting and compil
ing election returns should be left to
the metropolitan newspapers. In other
states an official election bureau has
charge of this work and the law is ao
framed as to require immediate trans
mission ot election figures to a central
authority, subject to severe penalties
for unnecessary delay or neglect.
Should the outgoing legislature be
convened in. special session Douglas
county will be short in its representa
tion in the state senate, tho vacancy
created by tho resignation of one of
our three senators to accept a federal
position not having' been thought suffi
ciently important to call out a candi
date at the recent election. Moral:
'"1 vaiam. in unite biiuuiu
promptly filled-even though the pros
pect is remote lor trie exercise or any
The death of Judge Cornish will be
regretted herein Omaha, because as
vice president f the Harriman lines he
took with him .to New York, a knowl
edge of local conditions secured by
personal observation and residence
here in Omaha, as well a for his per
sonality. The management of a great
railroad, system can be kept In touch
with lea patrons only through officers
who havJ come froTO tne i,ne
j8 0ut However careful a man may
be about accepting counterfeit money,
he is always actually careless In get
ting rid of it.
Of course, Lincoln may be expected
to favor the proposed extra session of
tne legislature, i ne money spent oy
the law-makers and their on-hangers
Is always grist on Lincoln s mill.
mana should b sufficiently Inter
este ,n waterway Improvement to see
at it Is properly represented at the
National Rivers and Harbors congress
" wasnington next monm
A Boston man proposes to start a
paper that will print nothing but good
news. He evidently figures on print
ing none but republican election re
turns in November.
Los Angele8 ,g betng a8t0nlshed by
BernionB delivered by an 11-year-old
g,rl We lmaglne moBt folks would
be astonished at sermons delivered hy
ft g 0j tnat age
Cuba's presidential election will be
held Saturday, but the chances are
that the returns will be overlooked In
the mass of foot ball scores In the
The country may return to tne reg
ular order of business Just as soon as
the telegraph editor quits writing:
"With four precincts to hear from,"
La rarest Result Without Kelse.
Often, as you may observe, the silent
vote thunders In the newspaper headlines
as soon as the election Is over.
Prosperity Is waking up with the re-
and setMed satisfactorily, Now it will not
take ten mills to make one cent. On the
contrary, one mill will, make many dollars.
Mr. Taft has knocked Into the semblance
of a cocked hat the ancient superstition
that connected nmlnnfiHlv the msiklno- nrf
Btump gpeeches and presidential candidates
. Chicago tribune,
I r- .... - ZT9r I. 7 ,
,, & ,.. w,tnn. .it t
living,'' present and possible
future. Governor 'Johnson of Minnesota
should banish that look of care and try to
look more cheerful ' In his photographs
A Pony of Sympathy
Bpliinsfleld (Mass.) Republican.
The landslide slid, but on top of the able
and eloouent Mr. Brvan. Every cltlsen
I with .a heart In him must feel sorry for
the poor democrats. The country would
be better off with a closer balance between
Thirst and Purse Affinities.
It is announced that Senator Tillman has
been converted to beer as the solution of
the whlskev nroblem in South Carolina.
During the recent financial stringency and
t" t "Pon large number of
Capital Secklnar Work.
It Is the opinion of the shrewdest flnan-
ciera that within a few weeks capital will
be as eager for investment es during the
past year It has been reluctant The
country is satisfied that it knows on what
lines the government will be conducted
for the next four years.' As these lines ap
parently will be those of conservatism,
doubt and hesitation slip away. Hence a
restoration wave of confidence. Hence, the
foreshadowed wave of prospertly.
NATIONAL BANK DIRECTORS.
Bom flood May Cone from the Ex
aminers' 4 a is.
The controller of the currency has sent
a list of troublesome Questions to each
national bank director. Ona of them Is
as to his familiarity with the national
bank act. It Is said that since the con
troller sent out his queries there has been
an unexampled demand for copies of the
law. The natural presumption is that It
never has been perused by many of those
who should be thoroughly acquainted with
Its requirements and Its penalties.
Any director who Is able to answer In the
affirmative all the searching questions put
by the comptroller, may be set down as a
man who understanda his business and
whose bank Is safe. , There are many to
whom this description does not apply. There
are honorary directors who are put In
merely because they have respectable
names that may draw business. There are
dummy directors picked out by the man
who control the bank because they may
be depended on not to look curiously into
Its affairs or attempt to stop him If he
should enter upon forbidden ways. If all
the sham directors could be weeded out
and the genuine article substituted for
them a national bank failure would be a
That the controller of the currency will
be able to bring abouj a general reform
Is not to be expected. His circular will,
however, awaken some easy going direc
tors to a sense of responsibility. They
will either acquaint themselves with their
duties and perform them, or give up posi
tions which for one or another reason
they cannot fill properly. A director who
does all the controller of the currency
wishes him to muBt give more time to
the work thari many men In active busi
ness think they can afford to give.
The catechising of directors, which will
be of advantage to national banks, will
be of equal advantage to state banks.
Therefore, the state auditor should pat
tern after the controller of the currency
and try to find out something about the
banking attainments of the directors of
Institutions which are working under
Illinois charters. Not all nt them are
fit for their place.
HKrolinil.lTlt" OF VICTORY.
Well Defined Obligation.
The obligation loft on republican legisla
tion and administration Is well defined. It
must continue in good faith the work so
aygreaslvely begun. As Mr. Taft has dis
tinctly snld In his campaign nttorarares
that will during the next four years In
volve an energetic and persistent enforce
ment of the laws more ssllently than the
enactment of new legislation. Inveterate
offenders in the line of corporate abuses
must be certain of exemplary punishment.
Corporate business confined within le?nl
and honest boundaries may be sure of fsir
treatment. With that assurance the credit
of the nation will be maintained, business
prosperity will recuperate and the general
Pledges to Be Redeemed.
New York Tribune.
Mr. Taft comes Into office with a. great
popular majority behind him. He will be
supported by a house of representatives
republican by a majority a little under a
hundred and a senate two-thirds republi
can. There will be no obstacle to his car
rying out the pledges of constructive legis
lation given both in his speeches and In
the republican platform. His equipment
for discharging the duties of the presidency
Is superb and his political aims are high.
He will have an - opportunity to Impress
himself on history such as haa been of
fered to few of his predecessors. lie will
live up to the possibilities of his station
and the magnitude of his task.
Respect for Constitutional Usages.
It is clear then, that the administration
will be marked by respect for constitutional
usages. It Is clear that the recommenda
tion or approval of statutes by the president
will be with wise appreciation of the Jus
tice Involved and the probability of the
measure standing the tests of court review.
Hasty and prejudicial legislation will not
receive the sanction of Mr. Taft. Tet he
will not be a man shackled, Prometheus
like, to the rock of conservatism. He will
see that this country is always reaching out
and that he, more than any other man,
has steered his public course around every
headland of the country's political topog.
A Progressive Administration.
Mr. Taffs administration will be a pro
gressive administration. It will not be a
crusade. That necessary preliminary to ad
vance In a democracy has been accomp
lished by Theodore Roosevelt, Upon Its
foundation Taft will build strong and sure.
This is American progress. That our peo
ple have seen it and seized upon It in a
manner so magnificently significant wipes
out the memory of our setbacks and our
errors and Inspires a new faith in the. suc
cess of the great democratic experiment.
Three Branches In Accord.
With president, senate, and house In ac
cord the way is open for the realisation of
the expressed desires of the people. They
have indicated their approval of the repub
lican party. That their faith and trust have
not been misplaced will be shown In coming
months, as one after another of the great
problems now In the public mind are rightly
Plplnsr Times of Peace.
St. Louis Times.
With peace at home and abroad, with
national politics fixed for four years, with
great crops garnerd and no blight upon
the land; with a growing foreign trade and
the skill and resources to supply It, the
United States now fsqea an era ot prosper
ity that will surpass even the piping times
that followed the Spanish war.
Hopefnlneas of the Sooth.
When the new administration meets its
foremost national obligation the south, let
us hope, may look forwad to even still
greater participation In the new national
prosperity than it has enjoyed in the re
Congressional Delegate Jonah Kalantona
ole of Honolulu was re-elected In spite of
his front name.
Reuf and his fellow grafters failed to
defeat Judge Dunne, this being the most
decided setback they have received yet.
A nephew of Secretary Metcalf Is In Jail
PT .V"1 S?yu"m " "le"
'of the habit of automoblling across the
human form. Everybody satisfied but the
Out In Denver the machine politicians
tried to down "Ben" Lindsey, the famous
Juvenile court Judge. He ran Independently
and got more votes than all his opponents
Mrs. Isaac L. Rice of New York will or
ganize in Boston a branch of the Society
for the Suppression of Unnecessary Noise,
carrtes with her a phonograph with records
of many of the earspllttintf and nerve
racking noises of New York.
Prof. Edward Emerson, A. B D. D., who
has been known widely as an author,
lawyer and diplomat in this country for
many years, died Wednesday in Tokio.
The cause of Dr. Emerson's death has not
been learned. He' was with his daughter,
Margaret Emerson, a professor of English
literature In the University of Tokio.
Bryan was telling a story on himself last
winter which has better application now
than then. A Texas cowboy attended a
dance uninvited, and was politely bidden
to leave. He returned a little later, and
was gently but forcibly removed. Return
ing still again, he was seised and thrown
headlong into the street. Picking himself
up out of the dirt, he remarked to bystand
ers: "I know what those fellows mean;
they can't fool me; they don't want me."
Premature Senatorial Booms.
Philadelphia Record (dem.).
It is a little early for the launching of
"booms," but the talk about bestowing
senatorial togas on Theodore Roosevelt and
William J. Bryan Is interesting though
premature. Senators Burkett of Nebraska
and v of New york t0 Bucced wnom
I Ue((1ril B Kuo,evelt are being
mentioned, will not retire until March S,
1911; and between then and now a good
deal of water will run under the bridges.
The possibility of seeing the senate
strengthened by the inclusion of two of the
most forceful rhetoricians of their genera
tion is an engaging one, nevertheless.
Silly Charge Against Tammany.
New York World.
Much nonsense Is talked about Tammany's
"selling out" Mr. Bryan In New York City.
Mr. Bryan is no sold out. Tammany could
not have sold him out if it had tried. Had
a majority of the qualified electors of
Greater New York wanted Mr. Bryan for
president no human power could have pre
vented their voting for him.
AJ( your doctor if m family stftcM,
Ik Aytr't Sanaparilla, not vatity
tetter without tlcoJtol than with U.
For making quickly and perfectly
delicious hot x biscuits, cake and
pastry. Renders the food more
tasty, nutritious and wholesome!
No alum, no lime phosphate
The government and food authorities havo
enabled the housekeeper to protect her
family from the alum baking powder.
They require that the label shall give her
warnin g. She must buy from thd label and
decline any powder which the label does
not show to be made from cream of tartar.
BALLOT BOX DRIFT.
New York Post: No one has yet pointed
out the real secret of Tuesday's election.
It was a victory for golf. Mr. Taft plays
golf, Mr. Bryan does not; Hughes la a
golfer. Chanler Is not. could tnere do a
plainer Q. E. D.T
Minneapolis Journal: The man who bets,
loses and pushes a peanut around ' the
block with a toothpick, while not doing any
constructive work In Statesmanship that
will live. Is. on the othek, hajd, doing on
serious harm to our Institutions.
Boston Transcript: Oklahoma will be a
doubtful state by 1912. A majority of Us
congressional delegation is now republican.
Philadelphia Record: With Taffs elec
tion good times are to come again. Let
them come. Everybody is looking for
Boston Herald: Ben Lindsey, "patron
saint" of tho Juvenile court movement In
this country and a foe of civic corruption
in Colorado, has triumphed over the politi
cal "bosses" of both parties and the forces
of corruption and selfishness in politics
and business. This Is one of the most
gratifying outcomes of the polling on Tues
day. St. Louis Times: Folk will carry with
him into private life the consciousness that
he has been an Instrument of good to tils
state and to society at large. He was one
of the first of the real reformers. He
was early in hhvcall to an awakened con
science, fDcfeated, he- la- yet victorious.
Politically nowhere, he fills a large place
In the history of his commonwealth.
Pittsburg Dispatch: Commend us to
Thomas R. Marshall, democratic governor
elect of Indiana. He haa set the precedent
of refusing to have campaign contribu
tions. At the outset of his campaign Mr.
Marshall announced he would have no
campaign fund. He said he did not want
any contributions to be made public or be
kept secret. But his admirers sent him
sums aggregating $3,000. He did not spend
this money, and is now returning It to the
AMERICAN MINERAL RESOURCES
Total Annual Production Goca Above
Two Billion Mark.
New York Tribune.
A steady growth In the mineral industries
of the country Is exhibited in a report for
the calendar year 1807, Just Issued by the
United States geographicla survey. For the
first time a total production valued at more
that $2,000,000,000 was recorded last year.
Though the business depression felt twelve
months ago limited the output In ai few
instances, in the great majority there was
an increase ranging from 5 to 40 per cent.
By far the largest contributions to the
mineral wealth of the year were made by
coul and Iron, which together represented
more than half the total. In both of these
the United States now leads all other coun
tries. Last year the value of the coal
mined showed a. gain of about 15 per cent
on 1906. The Increase In iron was some
To the statistician Iron presents a per
plexing problem. It Is produced in three
forms ore, pig and steel but In order to
avoid a repetition of values pig iron alone
figures In the survey's summaries, although
returns are obtained regarding the other
products. Consequently In the tables
cited the share which Minnesota and Michi
gan nave in the iron industry does not
appear. Credit is given only to the states
In which most of the blast furnaces are.
Pennsylvania figures first In the list, there
fore, Ohio second, Illinois third and New
York and Alabama compete for the fourth
place. On the same principle the tabula
tion Ignores coke, though from the text of
the report it Is learned that fully one
tenth of the bituminous coal mined is con
verted Into that commodity.
California apparently leads the procession
in the production of petroleum at the pres
ent time, an amount only slightly exceeding
her output, having been supplied in 1907
by Oklahoma and Indian territory com
bined. The largest quuntltles of gold mln d
last year were credited to Colorado, Alaska
and California. In respect to silver, Utah,
Montana and Colorado are about on even
terms, with Nevada ranking fourth. Cop
per is one of the few metals mined In
diminished quantities in 1907, 8Ug.996.t91
pounds being reported, aa against 917,Su6,682
pounds In 1906. At lust accounts Arisona
produced the most, Michigan and Montana
being not far behind.
When returns for 1908 nre available a
somewhat less favorable showing will
doubtless be made, but by 19o9 the revival
of business should stimulate the demand
both for metals and such nonmetallic min
erals as cement, brick, stone and lime.
Prosperity with a big P Is likely to arrive
almost before the country knows It.
kave as smtMsI We afelUk
femtlu .t All MMIieinM
"Miranda!" ' ' .
"What Is it, pa?"
"I want you to talk to that young man
of yours. I notice he comes early of latt-.
and stays late in me eariy nours. oaiu
Nell I wonder why so many of the Eng
lish fighting suffragettes are so ugly anil
dress so awfully?
Belle Mv dear, if Xhty were pretty ami
could dress stylishly, they wouldn't have
to be suffragettes. Baltimore American.
'The. trouble with the democratic' party is
that It is split Into too-. many rival. fac
tions." . . ' .
"No, my friend, you aon't mean tactions.
Fractions is the word." Chicago (Record-
"I do hope Mr. Bryan will run again."
"Because when Mr. Bryan runs It makes
It mo much easier for you to bet on the
man who is coin to win." Washington
'Yes, and there was grand old Henry
Clay. He tried three times to get the
presidency, and you Know now ne annas
on history's pages."
"Yea, I Know tnere was a cigar namca
after him." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Caesar tore up the blank, telegraph form
on which he had started to write some
thing. Taking another sheet, he wrote the words,
"Venl, vldl. vlcl," algne4 It, and handed it
to the operator. ... .
"I was about to make It," :,W have
beaten 'cm to a frazslo," " he said, "but
that would set everybody to asking what
the deuce a frazzle "is and the other is
Cautioning the reporters to suppress all
mention of the Incident, he turned aw By
end strode haughtily into his tent Chicago
HOWDY, BILL I
J. K. Bangs In Harper's Weekly.
Well, by Jingo, Bill, you've won!
Got the Chair of Washington!
Chosen by Vox Populi
By a safe majority.
Folks have shown their ' stanch belief
That you'll make an A-l Chief.
Safe and sane, and full o' skill
Hear them over all the land.
Sounding drums and brazen band;
Rockets flying through the air,
Plnwheels bussing everywhere;
Cannon crackers, torpy-does.
Everywhere a feller goes
Sort of sets my heart athrill
Said last August 't would be so,
Some folks said I didn't know;
Snapped me up right there and then;
Said I'd better guess again.
But I sot and said I guessed
1 knowed better than the rest.
Sort of felt the People's will
Would be, B111.
Some folks talked of doubtful States;
Some grew hot on syndicates;
Said a lot about your crowd
Bald some of It rather loud.
Heard one fellow on the atump
Intimate you was a chump.
But I grinned, and Just sot still
Uowdy, 11 ill t .
Well, old feller, here's to yoaf
Oot a pile o' work to do
I know that, and so I say
I'll see you some other day.
Thought ye'd like to hear from me
On your glorious victory.
Any office I can fill?
Eh what. Bill?
The extremes of style as we
show them in Huits and Over
coats for Men and Iloys stop
short of the ridiculous.
Bud we inert the reasonable)
demand for novelty.
And gratify the conservative
AlMive all, onr Suits are) cut to
fit mid skillfully tailored.
The range of plain and fancy
patterns at 915 and $18 is
ehiMi-lally strong,- .
At f3 the range of deelrable
patterns Is even greater.
$3.1 will buy as fine a suit as
riieeodi ao4 DougUs Sts.'
- R. 8. WyTOXj.Managee
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