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ay that the actual number of full and
complete rople of The Dally, Morning,
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month of November, 1908, waa as follow:
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t 48.8BO II 80,870
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IT 37,890 21 38,890
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Sabaerlbera leaving tke ally tea
9orarlly saoald ' have Tka Baa
malle4 to then. Aadrea. will ba
changed aa ( m rea.aeate.
Japan makes it plain that It has
only pacific intentions on the Pacific.
John D. Archbold's letters are much
plainer than his talk on the witness
Maude Adams admits that she is 33
and she Is getting further away from
23 every day.
"How do you pronounce Haytl?"
asks the Washington Herald. In the
profane way.
Mr. Root will probably not don Sen
ator Piatt's toga until it has been prop
erly fumigated.
Ever notice how few members of
these all-America athletic teams have
American names?
The express combine will be an or
phan when Senator Piatt leaves the
public service next March.
Senator Bourne has been visiting
Mr. Taft. Wonder it he wants Mr.
Taft to stand for a third term?
Remembering the Brownsville In
cident, the United States halts at get
ting tangled up In a race problem in
An Omaha minister has fixed the re.
ceptlve age for religious purposes at
16. This ought to be valuable to the
Nine native generals are sheltered
in one consulate in Haytl. The Hal
tien private Is apparently taking care
of himself.
It is doubtful if even Chancellor
von Buelow could make the 3-year-old
emperor of China adopt a policy
of silence.
An old Chinese rug has been bought
by J. Plerpont Morgan for 376,000.
Probably he felt he could not afford
to buy a new one.
"What is the difference," asks Prof.
Starr of the Chicago university, "be
tween eating swine and dog?" Can't
say, never having knowingly eaten
South Dakota's mica output for the
year Is valued at $86,000. The mica
industry is not as profitable as the di
vorce industry used to be in that
Percy Vivian Murdock, "an English
Journalist," has arrived In this coun
try seeking employment. He ought to
get a Job on the woman's page with
that name.
Battling Kelson Is trying to be
elected as a member of the Chicago
city council. There is apparently no
way of stopping a pugilist who starts
on a downward career.
Utah has the smallest divorce rec
ord of any state. It also has the rec
ord for the number ot cases begun by
men In which aonsupport was as
signed for the cause of action.
TJm Woodruff says he is making
no plana for his political future. It Is
a safe wager, however, that he will
be "mentioned" as a candidate for
the vice presidential nomination in
Uncle Adlal Stevenson la going to
make a contest of the election of
Deneen as governor, of Illinois. .He
will not get far unless he makes a
much better showing in the courts
than be did at the polls.
The decision of, the United Stales
supreme court In a case involving the
validity of the Virginia laV fixing a
l-cent passenger fare on the roads of
that state, will be of great Interest to
other states In which passenger fare
laws have been enacted, although It Is
to be regretted that the decision did
not cover more of the points that
were In controversy In the Virginia
case and which have figured promi
nently In the proceedings before the
courts In other states. The one point
made clear by the decision In the Vir
ginia case was that appeal Bhould not
be made to the federal courts until
every local authority has been ex
The Virginia Railway commission
established a 2-cent passenger rate.
The railroads appealed to the federal
district court, where Judge Prltchard
granted an order restraining the en
forcement of the commission's ruling.
The supreme court has decided tnat
the method of procedure waB wrong
and that the case should not have been
taken to the federal courts until the
constitutionality of the law had been
passed upon by the state courts. The
decision leaves unsettled the point of
real interest in the proceeding
whe'ther the 2-cent rate was confisca
tory but It will come as pleasing
news to those who have thought that
the states were gradually losing all
their powers In the great maw of the
federal union.
There Is one other significant and
important feature of the supreme
court's order in remanding the case
to the Virginia state courts. The su
preme court held that the action of
the Virginia Railway commission In
fixing the rates was legislative and
not Judicial and therefore could not
escape review by the federal courts.
The commission, the court held, might
have Judicial functions, but the fixing
of rates was not one of them. This
will doubtless cause the lawmakers in
the different states to Investigate the
measures creating and bestowing
power upon railway commlssstons, but
the real point of interest, which will
be welcomed in all the states, Is the
court's ruling that the state court's
must first pass upon the validity of
state enactments before appeals can
be made to the federal authorities.
Much interest among church people
will doubtless be attracted to the pro
ceedings of the "Federal Counr-'l of
the Churches of Christ in America,"
the convention of which is now in ses
sion at Philadelphia, representing the
membership of thirty of the Protestant
church organizations of the country.
The purpose of the church congress is
to bring these churches into closer re
lationship, to the end that at some
future time denominations may be less
exclusive than now and that many of
the non-essentials on which churches
are divided Into sects may be elimi
nated. Considerable progress has been
made In the last decade toward the
consolidation of churches of the same
denomination or of denominations
thaj have been kept apart by
some Inconsequential creed or claim
that had no bearing on the real relig
ious belief of the adherents. The vital
differences between the sects are less
than ever before and the rivalries and
Jealousies among them are rapidly
disappearing. All of this tends nat
urally to the ultimate gathering of the
churches into a limited few large de
nominations and while that result will
not be accomplished for a good many
years, meetings like that now in pro
gress will do much toward the gather
ing of all Christians into closer har
Although apparently determined ef
forts have been made by the men of
all nations to wipe out the forests of
the world, there is still considerable
timber area left. A table furnished by
the forestry bureau at Washington
places the forest areas of the world
as follows:
4O,0t,0 0
. a5,ooo,uo
23.6(10.1 00
Russia (European and Asiatic).
Canada and India
Vn.ted Staitea
1'hlllDDlne (American)
Franco ,
Spain ...
Total ..... 1,818.500.000
It will be noticed that the table
makes no reference to the timber
areas of China. South America, Cen
tral America, Mexico and Australia.
This is probably due to the fact that
the forest lands of those nations have
not been charted sufficiently to en
able the department to furnish re
liable and accurate data concerning
them. It is known that the forest
areas in South America and Australia
are vast and it may be concluded that
the total timber area ot the world is
not far from 3, OQO, 000,000 acres, or
nearly double that listed by the Wash
ington authorities.
The table Is interesting as indicat
ing the change that has been wrought
In government treatment of forests.
In most ot the countries where the
forest area is limited, the effort is
now being directed toward forest
preservation, whereas the entire trend.
In the earlier days, was to use the
forest as a source of profit. France,
Germany and England have made the
greatest strides in the work of refor
estation, the rule or the law in each
of those countries being that for every
tree cut there must be one planted.
The United . States is com lag .more
slowly to this policy, but progress is
being made as the necessity for pre
serving the wood supply of the nation
becomes more apparent With care
ful reservatle l of tlit fgistlng public
forests and the adoption of a policy of
Intelligent reforestation, the nation
may long have a good deal of timber
for all purposes.
The one surprising feature ot an or
der just issued by Dr. Wiley, head of
the chemistry bureau of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, Instructing col
lectors of customs at the various ports
of the nation to hereafter refuse ad
mission to opium for smoking pur
poses, Is that it was not made a long
time ago. The order provides that
no opium except that prepared, for
medicinal use is to be received.
The traffic In opium has gone on in
this country for many years without
any great effort at Its suppression.
Countless lives have been wrecked and
countless crimes have been committed
as a result of the opium habit, intro
duced in this country by the Chinese
and constantly practiced by them and
their followers. If Dr. Wiley has the
authority of law to prohibit the im
portation of smokers' opium the con
science of government officials should
trouble them over the long neglect of
such restriction on a death-dealing
In the carefully prepared paper read
at the TransmiselBsippl congress by
Traffic Manager Stubbs of the Harrl
man lines and now circulated in
pamphlet form the occasion Is seised
to say again that the railroads do not
object to the Improvement of the riv
ers, the harbors and the waterways of
the country. Mr. Stubbs, however,
offers a new explanation when he de
clares, "We think they will prove to
be valuable feeders to the railroads."
Of course. If the waterways are to
be feeders to the railroads thair im
provement should be welcomed and
expedited by the railroads In order to
bring them more business, Just the
same as the building of branch lines
and expansions by the railroads them
selves. But only a little over a year
ago, when the railroads were con
gested and unable to 'furnish equip
ment to transport the tonnage offered,
the chief argument for waterway im
provement was that the water trans
portation, instead of feeding the rail
roads with more business, would re
lieve them of the over-pressure of
business from which they were suffer
ing. As a matter of fact tho historical
evolution of the railroad shows that
the first railroad builders regarded the
railroads as feeders to the waterways
and never expected them to substitute
for water transportation, or even to
compete with water transportation.
This only illustrates the different
viewpoints. We venture to put out
the suggestion that our transportation
facilities must be regarded as a whole;
that the high-pressure development of
the country consequent upon our rapid
railway construction has put all the
emphasis upon land carriage and ob
scured the importance of water traffic;
that the pendulum is now beginning
to swing back with realization of the
possibilities of our waterways for use
fulness, and that the readjustment is
coming by which both water and rail
transportation will play their full
parts In our industrial activity.
Nebraska democrats are anxiously
endeavoring to make political capital
out of the supreme court appoint
ments. Governor Sheldon exercised
his executive .prerogative quite within
his rights under the law, and no very
good reason appears why he should
have made an extra effort to please
the democrats In his selection. He Is
certainly under no obligation to the
Nebraska democrats, politically or
otherwise, and Just why he should
have consulted with them in regard to
his choice for supreme Judge Is beyond
the understanding of the ordinary
Colonel Moses C. Wetmore, the fa
mous trust buster, contributed (1,000
to the democratic campaign fund and
then spent the campaign months at a
big Chicago hotel at the committee's
expense, his hotel bill amounting to
1999.86. In other words, Colonel
Wetmore contributed the price of a
lone drink to the democratic fund.
Postmaster General Meyer recom
mends that employes of the postal
service be allowed thirty days' leave
of absence hereafter instead of fifteen.
As a thirty days' leave Is granted to
other employes of the government,
there Is apparently no reason why
similar privileges should not be
granted to the postofflce men.
If China and Japap become custo
mers for American wheat, as Is now
predicted, the farmers need to prac
tice the better methods proposed, for
the present crop is scarcely more than
sufficient to meet the requirements of
the present wheat eaters. In this and
In other similar directions the Corn
show is going to be of value.
Judge Howard ' la beating the gov
ernment ownership tomtom with tre
mendous vigor, but his fellow demo
crats show little Inclination to fall in
behind hLm. The Judge is still some
distance in advance of his party on
this topic. Maybe if he will alt down
quietly for a few years democracy will
catch up to him.
Railroad magnates seem determined
to levy an additional tax on the busi
ness ot the country regardless ot con
ditions other than their power. This
determination will be an excellent
argument in 'favor of more stringent
control by the government ot the rail
roads. Mr. Taft says he will not Interfere
with the organisation ot the next
house. It may save the next house
trouble If It does not attempt to Inter.
fere with Mr. Taft.
"The people are not rotten,' says
Colonel Watterson, who Is gradually
getting to the point where he will not
deem It a crime for a man to vote the
republican ticket.
The approaching end of his term
has not in any sense weakened the
epistolary ability ot the president. His
latest letter makes this very apparent.
The United States sends 11,600,000
worth of oranges to Canada every
year. The country has also handed
Canada a good many lemons.
Rival Reformers.
Chicago Record-Herald.
The English House of Lords I striving
to reform Itself. May It have better suo
ces than some of our American heiresses
have had with some of It members.
A Sweetly Bole-ma Thongkt.
Washington Hetald.
On this beautiful sun-kissed morning,
when all Is joy and exceeding gladness in
Wonderful Washlngton-4he city of cul
ture and light It Is a sweetly solemn
thought that congress Is happily on Its way
to abide with us once again for a short
Held oa tke I.lmlt.
Philadelphia Record.
Tho deposed president of Haytl was at
leaat the oldest If not the most distin
guished of living rulers, for his years are
estimated to be anywhere between 90 and
10O, the exact date of his birth being un
known. Nord Alexis ha lived, accord
ingly, nearly as long as the Haitian re
public has, and at time It has seemed as
If he might outlive It.
Fraaklna- Privilege Spring the Leak.
St. Louis Republic.
The $42,800,000 which the transmission of
government publication and the mall mat
ter ent free under congressional frank
cost, loom large beside the 116,000,000 de
ficit in the postal revenue for the last
fiscal year. Comparing tha figure, it is
seen that the people who pay postage
contributed to the postal revenues last
year $26,000,000 more than the cost of the
service rendered them.
Dissection Postponed Indefinitely.
New York Post.
The tendency to treat China a a corpse
waiting for dissection ha almost passed
away. The disposition to recognize In the
Chinese people rights other than that of
buying western print good and llumlnat
lng oil, la perceptibly growing. China' new
Infant emperor will probably attain a ripe
old age before the much-talked-of national
"awakening" I complete, but the situation
In the far east today Indicates that China
will, at least, be given a chance.
Recent Understanding Rendered is
the Vernaealar of tke Day.
Philadelphia Record.
The Identical statement of the policy of
tha United States and Japan, as formu
lated by Secretary Root and Baron Taka
blra, la very brief. It may be still further
condensed a follows:
L It Is the wish of the Yankee of the
east and west to do business without pull,
lng hair. 1
2. They are satisfied with things as they
are and with "the policy of the open door.
3. They won't seize each other's Island.
4. They stand for unbroken China and
quare dealing In China by all the powers.
5. In case of necessity they will put their
head together to devise how they may best
make their announced Pacific policy the
dominant Pacific policy.
This Isn't a treaty. It Is just a placard
posted up, so to speak, on the Chinese wall,
to let all the world know the pacific Inten
tions and friendly understanding of tha two
foremost Paciflo powers.
Haw the Late Senator Gorman Knifed
Cleveland's Tariff Measure.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
Tha popular conception of the late Sen
ator Gorman fourteen year ago as tha
arch enemy of democratic tariff reform
la completely confirmed by Mr. Carnegie In
hi Century magazine article. Mr. Car
negie tell of -tils experience as a repub
lican and a steel manufacturer In fight
ing tha democratic Wilson bill. Mr.
Oorman waa a democrat and the party
leader In the senate, but ha was exactly
the man whom Mr. Carnegie found most
serviceable In defeating tha tarirf re
former of that day. They met In Wash
ington and Mr. Carnegie proceeds:
"After several conference he finally
aid to me: 'I can afford to oppose tl Is
bill and beat the president, but I cannot
afford to oppose and be beaten by htm.' "
Mr. Oorman thereupon stipulated what
kind of a bill ha would agree to carry
through the senate as a substitute for
the Wilson bill, and In Mr. Flower of
New York Mr. Carnegie found another
sympathizer. "These men represented a
sufficient number of democratic mem
ber who, combined with republican, In
sured the adoption of a leas revolutionary
measure." Tha final tribute that Mr.
Carnegie pays to Mr. Oorman aa a be
trayer of democratic reform pledges la In
relating an episode that occurred after
the tariff of 1894 had become a law with
out President Cleveland' signature.
"Meeting Senator Oorman afterward, he
laughingly explained: 'I carried every
one of your figures but one. I had to
submit to free cotton ties to secure two
senator whom I did not wish to lose.' "
Mr. Oorman "beat tha president," but the
party ha been paying the price of It ever
Only twenty-three . deer hunter were
killed In Wisconsin this season against
fifty-one last year. The sport seems to be
losing Its tang.
Carmen Bylva, queen of Rumania, has
practically built one hospital by the sale of
her stories, and has largely benefited
several other. (
Many Harvard graduates uf prominence
are said to have suggested Prof. Abbott
Lawrence Lowell of 177 class as successor
to Dr. Eliot as president.
Winston Churchill, British minister of
commerce, always carries a cane, .and ac
tually wert to church with It when he was
married. It's a pretty li ttancj of Ed
ward' flattering tact tnat his wedding
gift to Churchill was not th,e silver ink
stand which I hi customary present to
cabinet minister If they marry while in
office, but a gold-mounted malacca stick.
It I a very common thing for a youngster
In school to vow vengenc on a teacher
who ha offended him by a punishment he
regards a unjust, but it Is seldom that
tha threat is carried out. Opportunity does
not arrive, or tha pupil, arrived at
maturity, forget hi animosity, convinced
perhaps that after all ha deserved tha
"licking" ha got. A man in Wayne county,
Indiana, carried his grudge for a quarter
of a century, however, and then gratified
It bv thrashing hi old teacher.
MeCook Republican: The appointment of
W. R. Rose to the supreme bench of Ne
braska is most gratifying to all his friends,
and the Republican Joins heartily In the
congratulation to him. While this In part
Is but a personal matter, this Is also true:
He Is well qualified to fill the position, aa
we believe time will show. Ho has the ex
perience slong lines fitting him for the
position that come to but few. He Is
naturally equipped with a fine legal mind
and that with the training he has had
he will acquit himself honorably In that
high office, and the state will bo proud of
Geneva Gazette: in making the appo'nt-
tncnts for the supremo bench, Governor
Sheldon appointed three republicans and
one democrat. For three-year terms he
appointed two republicans, and for the
one-year terms ono republican and one
democrat. Judge J. J. Sullivan was the
democrat who received the appointment,
unci after qualifying for tho position on
Tuesday and serving one day he resigned,
Ills reason for resigning and tho history
of the whole affair makes very good cam
paign material and but adds to the depth
of burial of Governor Sheldon.
York Times: Judge Sullivan evidently
thinks It not worth while to accept a po
sition on the supreme bench for one year.
The law provides that the judg-es of the
supreme court shall reside in Lincoln, and
when Judge and Mrs. Sullivan had put
In a day trying to rent a houso that
would suit them, they decided to quit the
Job and go home to Columbus, where he
has a lucrative practice. People who do
not live In Columbus are liable to wonder
that a man of good judgment should not
choose to reside elsewhere, under almost
any circumstances, but we must remember
people get used to almost anything. In
cidents ere related of men who begged to
be returned to prison after serving a long
sentence. The court can proceed with six
Judges while the governor Is making up
hi mind whom to appoint In the place of
Judge Sullivan.
North Platte Tribune: Governor Sheldon
has brought upon himself much criticism
in the appointment of the supreme court
judges, selecting as ho did residents of the
state living within seventy-five mile of
the Missouri river, and Ignoring the ap
plicants from the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth
congressional district the only districts
In which the republicans were successful
at the late election. It seems to us that it
ia about time that central and western
Nebraska receive a political "square deal."
It Is that part of the state that gives the
republican party Us heavy vote, yet In
the distribution of appointments by state
officers the "dond lino" is drawn about
100 miles west of the Missouri river. If
all the able and capable men lived In tha
extreme east part of the state, there might
be omo excuse for tho west part of the
state not being recognized, but we are
willing at any time to pit the representa
tive men of the west half against those of
the east half, and the wast half will lose
nothing by tho comparison.
Aurora Republican: In the appointment of
four Judges of the sumpreme court, Gov
ernor Sheldon did not please ell the people
of the state. Such a thing would have been
Impossible. However, It is only a statement
of fact to say that he appointed four good
men. The appointment of W. B. Rose,
who wa not a candidate for the place,
will be especially pleasing to the republi
cans of the state. Mr. Rose stand In the
very front rank of lawyer In legal attain
ment. He ha a mind of the highest dis
criminating power and he possesses to a
marked degree the Judicial temperament
so essential in the Ideal judge. He la young
and vigorous. He Is a genuine progressive,
not the kind that "slops over," but the kind
who believe earnestly that the maxim
"equality before the law" should apply
today in all the departments of govern
ment. As chairman of the state republi
can central committee he did more than
any other men in Nebraska to direct the
progressive legislation of the record-breaking
legislature of two years ago. And a
deputy attorney general, hi ha been the
hand that has been the chief power in
giving force and effect to those same ex
cellent statutes. His heart throb In har
mony with the Interest of the people; he
ha power; he ha courage. He will grace
the position of judge In our highest court,
and, if we are not mistaken, more than
any other man on the bench, will bring
strength and influence to Nebraska's high
est tribunal.
Crelghton Liberal: The appointment of
W. B. Rose of Lincoln to the supreme
bench by Governor Sheldon recall the fact
that this man Rose was the bone of con
tention which caused congressman Boyd
so much trouble this fall. Rose and Ross
Hammond were competltlvo aspirant for
the appointment aa collector of interna
revenue. At that time some of the
Hammond men Vers declaring that Rose
did not possess tho virtues necessary
to cancel the stamps on a beer barrel, and
now the governor makes him a member
of the supreme court and give him the
long term at that. If George Sheldon 1 a
clean citizen personally he Is a dirty
politician. After the result of an election
where the amendments were carried and
the state became democratic he appoints
three member of the minority and one of
the majority and one of those of the minor
ity has nothing to commend him but twenty
year service at the public feed trough. If
the legislature should decide to recanvas
the vote and a new set of Judges are ap
pointed by the Incoming governor tha stato
will be plunged into a nice legal meas, but
this could have all been avoided If Sheldon
had been more of a man and less ot a
political fat frier. Governer-elect Shallen
berger offered to appoint the same Judges
if Sheldon would select two good repub
licans and two democrats.
Central City Republican: The appoint
ment of three republicans and one demo
crat aa supreme Judges by Governor Shel
don last week has boen the subject of
some criticism, and if the condition as
stated by those who are doing the criticis
ing are correct, they have some cause for
their complaints. Prior to the primaries
there wa some opposition on the part of
the fusionlsts to the passage of the amend
ment increasing the number of supreme
court judges, but later they withdrew their
opposition and their party leaders and the
party organization endorsed the measure,
and at the primaries It was endorsed by
the fusionlsts and made a party measure
by them as well a by the republican.
With the united support of both parties
the amendment was overwhelmingly car
ried. It was understood then that a prom
ls had been made that It tha fusionlsts
T.ould endorse the measure they should
have two of the Judges, and that this was
the understanding upon which they gave
It their support. Governor Sheldon, in tha
discharge of his duties and hia support of
reform measures, showed himself to be
one of the best governors the state ever
hud, but magnanimity after a bitter con
test is harder for the vanquished than
for the victor, and the governor would
have shown himself great In his defeat If
he had hewn to tha line and appointed
two democrats It such was the understand
ing. On the question of a nonpartisan
Judiciary and other measures of good gov
ernment, there should be no difference be
tween parties, and now that the democrat
have won In the state republican should
not harbor resentment, but should be glad
If good laws are enacted and reform meas
ure put Into effect.
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some. A pure food factor ante-dating
all pure food laws. Indispensable for
raising finest cake, biscuit and pastry.
" ' . - . '
No Alum. No Lime Phosphates
Be on guard against alum in your food. Prof.
Johnson of Yale College says he "regards the
introduction of alum into baking powders as
most dangerous to health."
Read the label. Bay only where
Cream of Tartar is named.
Tarrant Eveats Gleaned from the
Army and Navy Register.
The work of distributing the identifica
tion tags for enlisted men of the army has
been undertaken by the quartermaster's
department pf the army, which department
by the War department orders Is charged
with the duty of providing for sale to of
ficer and gratuitous Issue to enlisted men
aluminum Identification tags, the size of a
liver half-dollar, of suitable thickness, to
be suspended from the neck underneath the
clothing by means of a tape. One hundred
and twenty-five thousand of these tags
have been procured from the ordnance de
partment. Each tag Is to be stamped with
the name, rank, company, regiment, or
corps, off the wearer, and steel dies for
stamping the tags are furnished by the
ordnance department to each organization
It is held that a reward may be paid
for the apprehension of a deserter from
the army who is subsequently convicted
by court-martial of being absent without
leave. In a recent case at Fort 8c re van,
Ga,, aa enlisted man quit his post and gave
himself up to the civil authorities one
month later. At his trial for desertion he
claimed in his own defense that ho was
applying at the police headquarters for In
formation aa to how to reach his post,
where he desired to report as a soldier
absent without leave. He claimed that the
authorities held him until they were as
sured that they would receive the usual
bounty paid for the apprehension of a
deserter. Tha enlisted man had been, ab
sent from hi post a sufficient length ot
time to have been formally charged with
desertion, and the fact that a subsequent
court-martial doc not find him guilty of
such an offense doe not relieve the gov
ernment from the obligation ot paying for
his apprehension.
An erudite correspondent, who has ac
cess to foreign literature, current and an
tique, furnishes the following translation:
Headquarter Corean Army,
SEOUL. Corea. July 18, 1907.
General Orders No. 2641VJ207.
1. Each and every officer, particularly
each and every field officer of the line,
shall continuously and continually per
form all the duties and functions pertain
ing to his rank and position from reveille
until taps every day In the year.
1 ' At the close of each period of (24)
twenty-four hour every officer ahall sub
mit. In him owYi handwriting, a full and
explicit report of everything he has done
during that period. This report will also
Include hi opinion of hi superiors.
t. At the close of each month every of
ficer will submit an essay upon the sub
ject designated in advance from these
headquarter. Subject of essay for field
officer for next month: "Who and what
should elimination eliminate?" For cap
tain and lieutenants: "How should my
senior run In the armyT" For succeeding
month, for all officers: "How shall of
ficers make the best use of their spare
4. In their leisure hour all officer will
devote much time to sports and athletics;
between times, all officers will keep them
selves ported on tha current military liter
ature of the day.
6. At every formal Inspection officers
will be required to demonstrate their mili
tary efficiency as follow:
Second lieutenant shall turn three for
ward somersaults. First lieutenants shall
turn three back somersaults. Captains
shall turn three hand springs. Majors
hall turn three cart wheel. Lieutenants
colonel ahall stand upon their heads. Col
onels shall stand upon their records. Gen
erals shall stand upon their dignity.
6. Field officers of the line shall, year'y,
demonstrate, praotically, their ability to
ride horseback (15) fifteen miles at in
creased gaits.
Field officer of the staff ahall, monthly,
demonstrate their ability to ride. In a Pull
man car (300) three hundred mile In one
day, on a pass, and at (7) seven cent per
mile, if the appropriation will endure It.
7. When an officer Is to be examined
for promotion, the department commander
will convene a board to consist of (S) five
officer of the next grade above that one
of its member nearest In size and weight
to the candidate for promotion and the
two shall fight, rough-and-tumble. In the
presence of the bourd. If the candidate ia
whipped, he shall be retired. If the mem
ber Is whipped he shall be retired and the
officer who stands twenty files below the
candidate on the lineal list shall be pro
moted to the vacancy so created.
(. Tha advantage end desirability of Ini
tiative are best Impressed upon all officers
by depriving them of It, therefore, if any
officer discover any new thing which can
b done, during the ample leisure which
this order ' grant to offioer, he will at
once report the same to this office that It
may be incorporated In orders. By order
of tha war chief.
(Signed.) KOFF K. Kt'LER,
Captain General Staff, Corean Army.
Prlll sr Example.
Washington Herald.
Admiral Evans refusal to accept the
gift of a home from hi grateful find ad
miring countrymen show that at least
there la on. waa who can profit by a hor
rible example.
inn il
"How Is it that girl gets an much ap
ptauxe for her singing. She has such a
metallic voice?"
"That's tho renpon. She's tho daughter
of a steel king." Baltimore American,
"Do you think that oratory helps a man
much?" said the beginner In politics.
"That depenilH." answered Senator Sorg
hum, "on whether It Is an accomplishment
or a habit." Washington Star.
Stranger Can you direct me to the Blank
Policeman I can, orr; but I've no grudge
agin ye, an' I won't. Chicago Tribune.
Paul Revere carefully rubbed the saddle
mark with mutton tallow.
' And yet. Just as like as not," he mur
mured, "some smart Alec of the future will
say I never took that ride." Philadelphia
Naturalized German (trying to excuse
himself from cprvice on Jury) But I don't
understand good English!
Judge (looking at lawyers who are to try
the case Don't worry. You won't hear
any here! Judge.
"You didn't tell me thl was a comic
"Well, you knew It was an opera, didn t
"Yes. but"
"And you knew It was to be given by an
amateur company. How dense you are!"
Cleveland Leader.
"That lawyer Is very tricky," said Mr.
Cumrox. "I wouldn't think of meeting him
socially." ...
"Neither would I," answered Mr. Dustln
Stax, "but you might give me hi office
address." Washington Star.
"George," said Farmer Scrapple to his
son, "if you hd this wart of mine on
your.hand what would you-do.with It?"
"O. I don't know, father," answered
Georgo. "Trim It down with a razor, 1
guess." ...
"And I've spent $4,000 glvln" you a medi
cal education!" groaned Farmer Scrapple.
Chicago Tribune. , ,
Detroit Free Press.
Yes, sir, I'm living in hope, banking on
promises made,
Hoping by night and by day that a plum
on my plate will be laid;
I went to the front like a man, I canvassed
my ward, end to end.
There are hundreds of men I can name I
persuaded to vote for my friend.
And, now he has something to give, I am
haunting his otfice all day.
I want a political job and 1 long for politi
cal pay.
Next year I'll have money to burn, at least
1 am hoping I will.
In the heat of the fight I waa there, I
argued while others stood still.
Hi cards 1 was proud to give out, his
pictures 1 nailed on the walls.
And 1 stood In the rear to applaud when
ever he entered our halls;
It was valiant service I gave, now he ought
to throw something my way,
I want a political job. and I long for politi
cal pay.
I don't ay for sure that I'll land, but I'm
hoping I will, and perhaps
My name he will put on the list when
dividing political snaps;
I'm hoping he'll send for me soon, I 881
hoping he'll say unto me.
"I want to do something for you, what Job
would you like It to be?"
I'm dodifing his footsteps by night and my
friends have gone to him to say:
I want a political Job and I long for politi
cal pay.
That's everybody' first
thought with the first cold
day. '
ltut the real cure for cold j
is a good (rterroaf. .
good a anyone can .
want here at from
$20 to $30 "
Ileyond this range - of
price theru Is an added
luxury -silk lining and
all that but ' no greater -service.
Aa to style? .
There's nothing nearer
this date.
Only fifteen days more to
do your Christmas shop
ping. BrgwningKing
i7Twi (omniiv
Fifteealh and Douglas Sta. '
It. S. WILCOX. Maaagerw