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WHBJT OUT OF TOWIC.
nbaerlbera laaelnc ihm ally tea
porarlly shonld hay Tne Be
nailed to then. Address will be
chanced as often aa reaesed.
A CastroleBS Venezuela la certain to
e an Improvement.
Mme. Calve declines to tell her age,
he doesn't look It, anyway.
There Is a lot of spirit in the water
ays convention at Washington.
The stores with Christmas bargain
ra yawning for you every morning,
The girls behind the counter are
itrong advocates of early Christmas
Mr. Archbold should be given credit
ir breaking all records in remember
ig how to forget.
Old Nord Alexia is another illustra
ion of the truth of the adage that re-
ublics are ungrateful.
The infant emperor of China 1b said
j be a sufferer from tuberculosis.
till, they oall him Ft 'YU, Instead of
A cock and bull story comes from
lavana about efforts to prohibit the
3d sports dear , to every Spanish'
nierican heart. '
Mr. Cannon evidently 1b not so
jroud and haughty aa has been rep
' Rented. He has condescended to
eet Mr. Taft in a friendly talk over
A man arrested in Omaha claims to
e a half-brother to Nat Goodwin. It
wants to travel Incog, he should
ass as one of Goodwin' divorced
France promptly lifted the ban
gainst Castro a soon as it heard that
had $60,000,000 hidden In the Eu
Dpean banks and was anxious to get
tisy spending It.
"The tariff is out of place in the
kilpit," says the Baltimore Bun. On
he contrary, it is a part of the pul-
It's business to instruct ua lu the
Utter of duties.
The Omaha delegation at the Rivers
nd Harbor conference In Washlng
n Is not likely to come home with
" ay such report a wa returned from
loux City last winter.
Indiana again carries off the prise
br Individual com. but It will be a
ng time before the Hoosier state
lis the' tlns"wtth the golden grain of
Km mere aa doe Nebraska.
Who the Joke on in the case of
e Montana man who shot himself to
ive hU.llfe insurance which expired
I noon and was then kept alive by his
byslcians until after I p. m.T
1 Another unloaded revolver ha been
tploded with fatal effect. A law to
beolutely suppress gun-totlng may
'lot bring back to life any victims of
jiis habit, but It will prevent repetl-
The Country Life commission 1 oer
tlnly digging (or Information In the
est, a all who have oome la contact
1th Us member will attest, and lti
port will not lack In Interest be
tuse of paucity of data.
The new Pacific, agreement between
ipan and the United State wa
ade without th,e advice of the United
tate enat.but It U difficult to un
pratand how Secretary Root and
Saron Takahlra could make) the deal
flhout consulting Hobeoo. ''
THE SEX A TK'S RCFFLF.D VmSITT. '
The senate democrats, according to
advices from Washington, will Insist
upon knowing all of the Ins and outs
of the recent agreement between the
administration and the government of
Japan, and by what right that agree
ment was entered into without con
sulting the senate. Far be it from
the democratic senators, they explain,
to object to th terms of the agree
ment. These are very satisfactory,
but the senators feel that they should
have been consulted about it and that
the agreement should have taken the
form of a treaty, the ratification of
which by the senate is a constitutional
The demand of the senate demo
crats will serve a good purpose in
demonstrating that the agreement is
not an "entangling alliance," " but
really a very shrewd bit of diplomatic
work by Secretary 'Root, by which this
country has secured a declaration of
Japan's attitude toward China, the
Philippines and the Pacific. The
agreement amounts in form to noth
ing but a declaration of purposes.
Neither party to It is committed to
any act or policy that would involve
resort to armi, such as is provided for
In the Franco-Russian or the Anglo
Japanese treaties. The agreement
between the United States and Japan
simply promisee amicable consulta
tions as to what measures either of
the countries would take in the event
of certain specified emergencies. It
will serve all the purposes, so far as
other nations are concerned, of a
treaty between Japan and the United
States for the preservation of the in
tegrity of China flnd the peaceful ad
justment of issues that may arise on
When the senate democrats get
properly warmed over the discussion
of their rights in the matter they will
probably be Informed that there has
been no treaty with Japan and no ex
change of diplomatic documents that
would require the advice or consent
of the senate. They will be notified
that Uncle Sam and the mikado have
Just been exchanging notes concerning
the best plan for promoting indus
trial and political progress In China
and on the Pacific.
ATR. ROOSEVELT A.SD THE RAILROADS
If Mr. Roosevelt oould have his way
the control of all railroads that Varry com
merce from one etate to another would be
vested exclusively in the federal govern'
ment. The power over them now pos
sessed and exercised by the states would
be taken from the states. All authority
would be centralized, far remote from the
people and even more remotely responsible
to the people. The result would bs license
for the railroads and calamity for the peo
pie. To escape it, finally, the nation
would probably be driven to government
ownership, Omaha World-Herald.
In no public utterance ha Mr.
Roosevelt given any hint of the desire
credited to him by the World-Herald,
which would rather be wrong than
miss an opportunity to criticise the
president and his work. President
Roosevelt has persistently contended
that the work of the state legislatures
and state railway commissions should
be respected and upheld,-, so far as
they affected the relations between
the states and the railroads, Just as
he has contended for rigid govern
ment supervision of the relations the
railroads bear to the whole people,
Perhaps it is natural, however, that
the World-Herald should trump up
some excuse for calling attention to
the government ownership proposl
tlon which its preferred candidate,
Mr. Bryan, will probably seek to make
the paramount Issue when he runs for
the presidency again In 1912.
"NEBRASKA fCIt NEBRASKAXS."
While the announcement ot the
temporary appointment of Dr. Samuel
Avery as chancellor of the University
of Nebraska is not Intended to carry
with it that the doctor may yet be
made the permanent head of this great
institution, it is a compliment to the
state aa well aa to Dr. Avery. He is
a Nebraska man and a graduate from
the institution of which he is nowthe
executive head. It is but eighteen
year since he was given his degree
by the University of Nebraska, and
the time since he has spent to such
purpose that he is now splendidly
equipped for the duties that have
been thrust upon him by the Board
of Regents. His selection for the
place is a compliment Indeed.
The Insular spirit of "Nebraska for
Nebraskans" ha not a very strong
hold in this state, and yet it Is wise
as well a patriotic to recognize the
ability of a Nebraska man when occa
sion is presented. No harm can pos
sibly come to the University of Ne
braska because for the time being the
administration of lta affairs are lodged
in the hands of one of its graduates.
"FlUllTlXO BOB" BALKS.
' Rear Admiral Evans has taken
warning from the experience of Ad
miral Dewey and will not allow the
cltlsen ot Los Angeles to make him
a present ot a house or anything else.
The admiral ha accepted the position
of chairman of the Los Angeles Har
bor board and the people of the
town started a movement to make
him a present of a home. Admiral
Evans heard of the plan and, writing
to a friend, said:
Of course' tha people of Loa Angeles
who know ma will understand that I don't
want to be plaoed in tha position of ac
ceptlng; a house, and those who don't
know ma hd better be told that 1 wouM
not accept a bouse or any other present
The reply was characteristic of Ad
miral Evan, and will tend to Increase
the respect and esteem In which he
I held by the American people, and
It may have the desired effect of tak
lng the nature of a rebuke to those
well-meaning persons who are always
trying to start subscriptions for the
benefit ot some person who doe not
TITE OMAHA DAILY BEE: FRTDAY, PECEMBETl 11, 1908.
need assistance and to whom the prof
fer of it is In poor taste, if not act
ually Insulting. '
HOLLASPS BLOCKADE BLVTf.
It Is doubtful it the United State
will give much diplomatic attention to
the alleged blockade of Venezuelan
port by Holland. A blockade, In the
sense recognized by international law,
I not a blockade unless it la made
effective, and the attempt of three
modest Dutch warships to blockade
Venezuela's 1,700 mile of seacoast
border very closely to the comic. It
will probably be accepted by the State
department at Washington as a notice
on Venezuela that an offended nation
1 represented in the harbor -demanding
redress for grievances.
The near-blockade may have a very
unsettling effect on the situation in
Venezuela. Castro, in Venezuela, is a
despot with personal power and fol
lowing sufficient to enable him to keep
his dominating hold on his own peo
ple and to be a Insulting as he dare
to other countries. Castro, in Eu
rope, leaves the way open for hi en
emies at home to organize for his
overthrow and the,re is a well-founded
suspicion that Holland is lending at
least tacit encouragement to plans in
that direction. There are score of
men in Venezuela who are anxious to
step into Castro's shoes, and hi ab
sence and Holland's blockade opera
tion may furnish the opportunity for
action looking to the overthrow of
the established government in Vene
The United States will have no con
cern over the Dutch blockade, so long
as it is confined to a demonstration
against the Castro, government for
the settlement of a claim and doe not
infringe upon the Monroe doctrine.
This government would waste no tears
if the Holland government should
open the way for the overthrow of
the Castro forces in Venezuela and
the establishment of a new regime
there. The Washington authorities
saved Castro from a merited castlga
tlon at the hand of Germany, France
and England in 1903, and he has
shown his gratitude by being more of
fensive to the United States, if possi
ble, than to any other power. There
would be no great mourning in any
country should Castro find it impossi
ble to regain his domination in Ven
ezuela. Governor-elect Shallenberger la
finding that the application of his
bank deposit guaranty theories to
practice is much more difficult than
they were in prospect. It was
mighty easy to expound these views
from the stump, but when it comes
to crystallizing them into a law that
will operate effectively the result is
not so readily attained.
Ranchman Watson of Kearney is
astonishing the Washlngtonlans with
his theories In regard to alfalfa and
other crops, but Ihoso who know" the
Watson ' ranch understand that Its
story can scarcely be exaggerated.
Watson has proven the worth that
lies in Intelligent soil culture In Ne
braska. Jeffersonian simplicity will get a
terrific Jolt if the plans for the parade
of colonels at the Shallenberger inau
guration are carried Out. The com
bination of the two staff would cer
tainly make a display whose brilliance
would shame the radiance of the noon
The Standard Oil magnates have
not explained why they charge 40
cents a gallon for oil In Arizona and
retail it for 12 cents a gallon in Ber
lin, the supply In both cases coming
from the company's refineries in New
The opening day of the Corn show
proves the capacity of Omaha for or
ganization, at least. The work of as
sembling such a tremendous exhibition
is a task of proportions beyond the
understanding of those not familiar
Colonel Robert M. Thompson of
New York 1 being boomed for the po
sition of secretary of the navy In Mr.
Taft' cabinet. The only objection to
him appears to be that he has made a
life study of naval affairs.
Senator La Follette admits that he
pent $17,000 in his campaign for the
presidential nomination. That will
take all of the profit out of about
thirty-four of his Chautauqua lectures
Some of the members of the way
and means committee at Washlugton
appear to be laboring under the delu
sion that the people want delay In
stead of action in the matter of tariff
A report of all the things they are
doing to the new emperor of Chiua i
sufficient proof that the Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
In China la asleep at the switch.
President Roosevelt advises the
members of the Oregon legislature to
"keep their pledges." The members
would prefer to keep their pledges
rather than use them.
It may be just a coincidence that a
new and dangerous counterfeit $1,000
blll ha been Issued just a the legis
lature in the different state are
about to convene.
A Washington man has lost three
finger i In an accident. Almost any
citlten of Washington can tell htm
where he can buy three fingers' for
Where Fit llnntera Keen Haatlln.
The man who sailed Into power la Haiti
en a wave of revolt 1 new threatened witu
revolt himself. Those, however, . are the
dally epl nodes that serve to keep the Island
on the map.
Km of riaia Dseerl.
After all. If we must go back to the
Journalistic amenities of fifty years ngo,
Horace Ore-ley-s "You lie, you villain, you
He," Is the form much to be preferred.
(amrni Welcome to Ills;. -
Kansas City Tlmus. ,
So far as President Roosevelt and Mr.
Taft are concerned, Congress is welcome to
dig into the Panama canal even more
deeply than the army ot workmen has dug
into the Isthmus.
High Credit of the nation.
New Tork World.
The sale of WO.OOO.WO Worth of 2 per cent
Panama Canal bonds at a prico averaging
102.43 Is another example of the tremen
dous advantage this country enjoys In un
dertaking public works from an Interest
rate artificially lowered by the national
banking system. British 2V per cent con
sols sold yesterday at K; German 3' al
Cat Oat Sectional Lines.
If there Is to be another democratic pres
ident of this country we wish to sea him
elected by an electoral vote that has no
relation whatever to sectional lines. If the
south were half republican, or If there was
a white republican minority of force and
intelligence In each of the southern atates,
It would be Inestimably better for all of
the people in the aouth and for tha whole
country at large.
"Agin the Government."
Kansas City Star.
It la Intimated that the democrats in tha
senate will protest against the recent ex
change of notes between Japan and the
United States, amounting to an informal
entente. No other reason could be assigned
for such a course except a desire to em
barrass the republican administration. But
what would the democrats accomplish by
defining themselvea as "Jingoes?" They
would merely be accused of stealing Rep
resentative Hobsnn's "Clothes."
Better Ga Blow.
San Francisco Chronicle.
The substitution of the telephone for the
telegraph in the train dlspatuhing and
regulating service Is contemplated by a
number of railroads. One of the advan
tages of the change is said to be that
"anyone can use a telephone." The ad
vantage is not apparent. Competent and
trained service is needed nowhere more
than in railroad slgna! service, and rather
than open up a field for employes of the
any-one-can-do-tt sort It would be wall to
stick to the telegraph.
TALK OX INCOME TAX.
err Methods of Raising; Revenue
Mnnt De Sought.
Washington Dispatch to Boston Globe,
Serious consideration Is being directed by
members of congress to tha fact that new
methods of raising revenue must be found
before Jong. The constant expansion of
government needs and the constant en
largement of the approprtationa made by
congress, together with the low state of
the revenues, has brought this situation
about. Senator J. H. Oalllnger of New
Hampshire, one of the ' conservative mem
bers of the senate, says it will be neces
sary to Borutlnlte the appropriations care
fully this session. At the aame time Sen
ator Oalllnger recognized the apparent im
possibility of curtailing government ex
penditures, in vleWoiofM' the, constant ex
pansion ot govarnmen'ei-vlUes, arkt that
it seems to htm the tltao was near when
new means ot providing- revenue must be
found. ,. V , ,
"Much dlscusxlon of t an Income tax Is
going on," said the senator. "I shall not.
toe surprised If we cottie to that before a
great while. Personally, .1 am not' one ot
those who are frightened at the idea ot
an income tax. I believe that no tax
congress might provide tor would be more
popular among the great masses of tho
people than an income tax." ,
Buiiator Gallinger realises that It is one
thing to talk about economy in appropria
tion by congress and is another thing to
curtail expenditures. He points out that
it Is very difficult to say what expendi
tures should be lopped off and what should
"As I said In the campaign," ha ob
served, "It is all well enough tu talk about
economy, our democratic friends have
much to say on this score, but where are
you going to begin? If you strike at the
allowance of money in one place the dan
ger Is that before you get through a 1-it
of other appropriations that are deserved
will be struck off some other place,"
Senator Qalllngcr's observations as to
the trouble about paring appropriations
Is akin to those of a good many other
ronatore and representatives. They Indi
cate that more and more attention la being
drawn to th income tax.'
INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT 1NSI RANCH
Legalised Safeguards for Workmen
The campaign of education In favor of
Industrial Insurance in this country has
brought results in that leader ot tha com
monwealths, Massachusetts. Its legisla
ture passed a law last spring "to provide
for the approval of plans of compensation
for injured employes."
This Massachusetts statute authorises any
employer of labor to submit to the state
board of conciliation and arbitration a
plan that will secure to his employes com
pensating payments if they suffer injury In
the course of their employment. The rates
of payment are to be based upon the em
ploye's avarage wages. The act requires
the board to make an examination of and
to hold a public hearing on any plan Uius
submitted, if the board decides that the
plan is fair to tha employes concerned it
gives its written approval to the specifica
tions. The emplctyer, having aecured a certified
plan, la authorised to enter into a contract
with his employes - whereby they release
him from the ordinary legal liability In
caso they are injured while at work for
him. Under this contract they agree to
accept the payments provided for in the
plan. However, the act makes It unlawful
for the employer to require members of
bis working force, as a condition of their
employment, to assent to any plan of com
pensation or to waive their rights to bring
suits for damages. Moreover, It stipulates
that no contract made under one of these
specified plans shall be binding for more
than a year.
In authorizing such agreements this
Massachusetts law reseinbles the bill for
voluntary industrial-accident insurance sub
mitted to the last legislature by the In
dustrial Insurance commission of Illinois.
However, the measure proposed tor this
tate was superior to the Massachusetts
law. It specified the plan of payments and
their amounts. It provided explicitly for
the creation of industrial Insurance funds.
Bo-called compensation acts fall to make
provision of this sort. In practice era
ployera who are subject to such lawa shift
to regularly organised insurance companies
the obligation to make compensatory pay
ment to Injured worker.
ROIAD A BOl'T SEW TORK,
Ripples on the C'arrent of Life In the
The report of the Public Service commis
sion for the first dlstrTct, shows that the
cost of gas delivered to consumers in New
Tork Is s.S2 cents for each l.pnO cubic feet.
This sum Ircludcs allnwonre for deprecia
tion of the plant, contingent and renewal
expenses. Tho figures wore compiled by
the statistician of the commission from
tables supplied by the gas companies. The
Items entering Into the total cost of gas
to the consumer are: Manufacturing.
82 23 cents; a 1.000-foot distribution. 7.83
cents; commercial and general ex
penses, 9.11 cents; taxes, J.OT cents; uncol
lected bills, M4 cents; unaccounted for,
1.77 cents. For the depreclaton of plant,
10.17 cents is allowed on each 1,000 feet
At the present soiling price of gas this
leaves a net profit of S1.7 cents to the
company. An ordinance waa passed fix
lng the price at 80 cents, but tha com
pany Is fighting it as confiscatory, and
the matter is tied up In the courts. Mean
while the consumers are holding their
receipts, hoping for a rebate If tha city
A man with an affinity that budded on
the other side of the pond, encountered
a killing frost on reaching New Tork.
Among the first class cabin passengers of
the liner Main were Leopold Dutka, a
dapper little man with flowing yellow hair,
and Mtts Vera Gorcsynska, a pretty girl
of 20 years. Hoth claimed to be from the
town of Wadewlts, In the province of
On the trip the couple were marked In
their devotion to each other. As
the ship was Coming up the bay, the young
woman let It be known they expected to
marry as soon as they landed. But they
didn't land. They probably never will.
On the pier waa a tall, determined looking
woman of middle age, who gave the name
of Mrs. Leopold Dutka. She had with her
an older woman and a lawyer.
The lawyer had communicated with Com
missioner of Immigration Watchorn, and as
Dutka and the dashing Miss Vera started
down the gangplank an Inspector turned
them back. The lawyer said: "My client
has been In this country seventeen years.
About three months ago she met this chap
here and they were married. In a few daya
he borrowed 1300 of her and disappeared."
Mrs. Dutka traced the man to Europe,
and a few daya ago learned ho was on tha
Main. Husband and affinity were sent to
Of the many strange crafts and prof ea
sions which are to be found among the
ldewalk peddlers on Vesey street, one of
the oddest is that of the old woman who
sells broken china. Where she gets it no
body knows. Some of it, doubtless, is given
to her; some of It she may piok up in the
wholesale chma shops of tha neghborhood,
at a few centa apiece. She cannot pay
much for It, for her price to customers Is
the barest minimum. But at any rate, she
piles a thriving trade.
None of the china Is unusable. A chip
has been taken out of tha edge or a handle
Is half gone. The fastidious, perhaps,
would not care for It. But for those who
are not too particular It serves admirably.
The legislative Inquiry into the finances
of New Tork City brings out a statement
from Dr. F. A. Cleveland, technical dlreo
tor of the bureau of municipal research,
that it cost $1,000,000 last year to draw up,
advertise and let the contracts for supplies
for the various municipal departments
which amounted to about $15,000,000; and
that nevertheless, with all thla apparent
effort to secure the best terms through
competitive bidding, not less than $4,000,000
waa wasted . or , corruptly diverted to fa
vored contractor. His . plan for the cor
rection of this evil Is to estab'.lsb a single
purchasing agency for all departmenta
under tho supervision of the city con
troller. A man In the Fourteenth street subway
station tho other day had been roughly
Jostled by several persons on his way to
the downtown platform. Ha decided to
square his shoulder to the next man who
approached, and give as good as he got
Around a corner suddenly shot a figure In
a gray overcoat; the Irritable person braced
for the contact when the other man po
litely and nently sidestepped and went on
hia way. A hurried glimpse of his fane re
vealed the placid features of a well known
heavyweight pugilist. The Irritable man
did not cease congratulating himself for
If Diogenes had nttended a suit in a New
Tork court lately, he would have gasped
with amatement, fainted with delight and
then doused the glim of his lantern for all
time, for that suit developed an honest
man, the kind for whom Diogenes looked
In VAln And who. ftSflkariAnra
0n9 plcke(i out of thouaana. He
was a plumber, who testified that after
giving an estimate on work he ettt down
the bill because he found the work less
than the estimate called for. The court
struggled threush the rest of the case,
but is now laid up for repairs from the
Change of air seems to have had no bene
flcent effect upon the folllshnesa of the
General Miles is going to Africa, hoping
thua to secure a handsome glass case in
The new "tube woman," incased in cor
sets like mall, Is splendidly prepared for
her Christmas shopping.
Mrs. Catt, who calls the president a tree
toad, should show cause why she isn't the
wildest nature faker yet!
Count Bonl used $1,000,000 a year while
he was drawing Gould dividends. Yet some
people can't understand why he "hollered"
so loudly when they cut him off.
The president has received as a gift of the
late dowager empress of China ' a few
hundred books printed In Chinese. Their
simplified orthography will probably thrill
The Bev. Lyman Abbott praised foot ball
In his sermon at Tale last Sunday because
It developed courage. "I do not know
enough about foot ball," he said, "to know
whether there are more deaths and ac
cidents than there ought to be In the game,
but I do know that real courage cannot be
developed without danger, and If real cour
age la developed on the foot ball field, the
sacrifice Is worth the peril."
The late Admiral Coghlan distinguished
himself both In war and In peace. To his
other peaceful accomplishments he added
those of an exceptionally entertaining after
dinner speaker. On one memorable occa
sion ha received a great ovation from his
admiring companions at the dlr.nur table.
"Thla is enough honor to take any in.m's
breath away," he said. "I hope titat it does
take mine away before I get Uornt."
Grace Barber is a teacher, i$ years old,
who saved tha Uvea of forty child rea dur
ing the forest fires in the Michigan umber
land. She marshaled tha ciiidren . from
school, "each child being told to brush tha
sparks from the head of the child la front,
and coming to a plowed field they built
a two-foot protection of tha earth, behind
which they lay until the fire passed. Club
women of Detroit are getting up a monster
petition asking reeognltion of ber bravery
in a material way.
MAGOO O t't'BA,
Favorable Tteport on Present Condi
tions on the Islnnd.
Governor Mngortn, who speaks with full
knowledge, gives a most favorable report
of conditions In Cuba. The recent elections
were fairly conducted, and the result has
been well received. Everything assures a
satisfactory Inauguration ot the new order
Will this second attempt at acir-govem-ment
be a "go?" Governor Magoon thinks
so. The people ot tha island have been In
structed by the failure under Palma. and
are advised now that they are on trial to a
greater degree than before. They want ti
succeed. Their own flag tneana much to
them, and they are going to make an
earnest effort to keep It flying.
Cuba Is rich In soli, but richer In unde
veloped resources. It suggests the south
ern statea before the war for the union.
In that day the aouth was a far-extending
plantation. Cotton waa king, and every
thing. A great crop meant great prosper
ity. A poor crop meant much temporary
distress. When flush, the southern planter
waa the flushiest Individual In the country.
Cuba today Is a larga plantation. Sugar
la king. Between crops there Is little doing.
Great number of people arc idle, and,
while ao, are pinched and discontented. But
In the day when Cuba has mines and man
ufactories this will be changed. Then the
happiness and prosperity ot th people l'1
nH depend solely on sugar and tobacco.
With a atable government that day ehould
soon come, and the Cuban problem la
With Cuba conducting its own affairs
successfully, we shall have a good deal to
show for the short war of 1S99. Port BJoo
Is flourishing. Its people desire, and should
have, American cltiienshlp. The Island la
a rich spot, and, except Cuba, the most
desirable of aU the West Indies. Fifty
years of American rule should develop It
to the utmost.
In the Philippines the record Is highly en
couraging. We have done In ten years
more than we ourselves thought possible.
No' oriental situation could be better In
hand. Time now Is the principal factor.
With the leading Filipinos convtncea mi
Atnerlenn Aiithnrltv dnpfl not SDCll 'Oppres
sion, but progress and increasing home di
rection, our work in the archlDelago should
go forward smoothly, and be crowned with
But even should Cuba fall in this second
attempt at aolf-government, we shall still
twi Inatlftpil In one cniirfte. Fnr the Island
under permanent American control will be
In better condition than It ever waa under
Rnanlah control, and with order assured
should become dearer to Ha own people
ana more inviting to outsiders.
MYSTERIES OF THE MINES.
Disasters Apparently Beyond Reach
of Present Day Preventives.
Another explosion In a coal mine has
blotted out the Uvea of 13S human beings,
this tlmo a model mine, equipped with all
the modern appliances that go toward safe
guarding the lives of men. The Mariann
mine of the Pittsburg-Buffalo Coal com
pany la a new mine and Its equipment was
the result of a thorough study of the
causes of mine accidents by President
Jones, who Investigated tha systems in
use In all the foreign coal-producing coun
tries. The fo.elgn mine experts who toured
the country several months ago visited
this mine and expressed themselves aa
pleased with the efforta made to prevent
accldcnta. Yet, in spite ot all precautions,
138 nwn tolling in the dark underground
passages are suddenly aent to eternity,
without a single chance for their lives.
Heretofore when these disasters have
occurred It haa been a convenient thing to
talk about the cold-bloodedness of the mine
owner; that he cared little for human life;
that the dollar was the paramount issue;
that human Ufa at best waa a cheap com
modity. But hero was a mine owner who
spared no money In safeguarding his men
from harm, and denunciation in this case
is not only unjust, but wholly beside the
There are terrible and dark mysteries in
these catast. ophea mysteries that will
have to be aolved by aclence. The United
States haa a station In operation at Pitts
burg which Is seeking to accomplish this
end. The experts already have shown by
experiments that many ef the so-oalled
safety explosives are not safe. They alao
have proved to the country that coal dust
Is aa deadly ' an explosive as the dreaded
fire damp, despite the fact that the prac
tical miner haa not yet reached that belief.
Thla Is a work that ahould go on until
these terrible disasters are stopped. There
Is a strong sentiment that the government
should create a bureau of mines and
mining, to take over and amplify the work '
now Inadequately performed by the geolog
ical survey. The Immense mining Interests '
of the country. Involving the safety of
thousanda of men, need thla governmental
attention and supervision. The bill passed
by the house at the last session providing
for a bureau of mines deserves the prompt I
approval of the senate.
Attraction of the Loot.
New York Tribune.
The various Haitian leats, claimants
and candidates are now flocking to that un
happy republio like so many vultures to a
Years of Experience
Are at Your Com man i
Successful experience hfts
been ours and we want every
body who lias cause to feel
that there is any tiling the
matter with their oyei at all,
to call and have us give them
We are grinding in our
own shop the improved la
visible "Kryptok" bifocal
There Are No Charges (or
HUTESOU OPTICAL CO,
213 South 16th Strt.
. rh with flowery rhetoric and an
Itching palm, each proclaiming to the world
that he alone la lite supreme ami spon
taneous choice of the flee and Independent
electors of the island, and each with an
eye single to tho loow The one strong an. I
honest ruler of the land nas laweii ana
after him the orgy.
WIHTTI.KO TO A rtllJIT.
"I notice." remarked the obfrvant newv
boy, "that these guys wot s always klckin'
about the. pres diinl s messages '"'In too
durned long don t read 'em, nohow."
V . - 1 . 1.a tit-aft lr.nl trl it lrl ft n vlin
L mane mo ,.v......
lives next door to us very mad this morn
ing." How 7"
ft MW mill ttitwof j ... ....... ....
the spring and asked him how much of
a rake-ott lie made on the dead leaves. '
"How are things In your line"
...... II... I II, .1-1, II "tap a
urn, irji ." "
While after the close of boating, business
U..I.. I,,,f Itin hmitlno. ft,u,tii
n nn n, iiiiiu ri"n, ,..
l i . .....1 ..-. I. .I .if .1...
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Ilghtfully thin he to skate on now.
"I've got to get a new stenographer,"
said Senator Sorghum. "'This ono has a
wav nt intemitiilna- me to Inuulre how
some word is spi'llei.l."
That must consume a great nai oi
time." . . ,
Mn nnlv that! T Itlt Compelled to
jeopardise office discipline by owning up
1 . . . . ' IT .l...rl.in Mini
lliai, 1 QUOL RIIUW. asiiina"" i.,.-..
First College Student Old chap, how urn
youT Did you get anything this Christ
Second College Btudent Got a ten-dollar
First College Student Hung up your
Second College Student Nor I hung up
my watch. Judge.
"Do boy dat stops bellevln In Panty
Claus," said I'ncle Kben, "Is 'bout do
same as grow'd up folks dat don' want
nuffUY but cold facts. De prldo dey takes
In beln' wise falls to compensate 'em foil
de fun deys mlssln'." Washington Star.
"Doctor." until the irateful reporter.
whos slight wound the skillful surgeon had
bandaged, "you nave renuerea me an im
portant service at a time when I needed
it. How am 1 ever going to repay you?"
"Mention it," responded the skillful sur
geon. Chicago Tribune.
"Sir," said the-fluent and persistent book
agent, "if you would only let me show you
our moral publications, I am sure I could
convince you that they would bring some
uplifting forces Into yoiif life."
"I guess," said tha burly merchant, as
he looked affectionately at his strong right
boot, "I have all the uplifting forces now
that I need." Baltimore American.
WHEN MOTHER GETS TUB PRIZE
The house la In an uproar
An' has been fer a week;
Tho 'phone bell keeps a ring-In',
Fer people want to speatt
To congratulate my mother
She a famous now, my eyes!
Fer she's been an' gone an' done It
My mother took the prise.
Yes, there it wus In black aa' wlte
Right in the daily press.
My mother s name fn clear bold type
An' we're happy well ! guess!
An' proud? I hoi' my head up high
An anub them common guys
I tell you, we're some punkins',
Since mother got tha prize.
It's funny how things taste so good
1 never knew before
How scrumptious are her cakes an' pies.
We like 'em more and more;
Tho bread she makes is simply great
It alius wuz, you know
But we like It better Blnce it took
That prise at the Poor Food show.
Tes, mother thinks she's surely lt,"
An' she keeps a nudgln' pa
'Bout Christmas comtn' on so fast.
An' 'bout aome furs she saw;
An' she keeps a hintin' day by day
With longln in her eyes
That a woman ahould have anything ahe
When her bread takes the prlio.
Yes, mother dear, haa got her cheque
The sum? I'm not to name it
She's so dreadful proud of the precious
' I'm 'frald ahe" goln' to frame It;
That 'ud be a pity when you think .
How much two fifty buys
Of ChrtBtmas things fer a little kid
Whose mother gets the prise.
BAYOLL, NB THOLE.
The New $159.00
Selling at the
Are Just Like the $250
Piano Sold Regularly
Selected Slock la Oak, Mahogany, Walnut,
$S, II aad 17 Monthly Paysient.
Guaranteed piano of the finest
makes, highest grade and' most
To move qulcniy
The balance of the stock repre
senting Kranlcn & Bach PlanoB,
Kimball Piano, Krakauer Pianos,
Hallet & Davis Piano, Bush-Lane
Pianos, Cable-Nelson Pianos, Cra
mer Pianos, Burton Pianos, flospe
Pianos and many other well known
good brand of art cases, colonial
cases, modern styles of pianos re
tailed at 550, $300, $400, f 330,
These Piano are placed on sale
at this great pushing out stock
ale on small payments, or for
cash, S18W, Slfitf, $178, 108,
237, $20tf, $287, $335 for good,
In fact, you will find pianos
which are nearly new at $110,
$120, $130, etc. Ten dollars take
one home; $5,00 per month paya
Elegant new Grand Pianos sell
ing at $52. $830, $575, etc.
This la the f 1,000 kind In Mahog-
Pl&ver Pianos, manning a norfofi
piano, just like the regular style.
Play by hand or automatically
oy a pedal device. Easy to manipu
late by the ' most Inexperienced
without instructions, giving you a
live piano and music when you
want It. This class of pianos re
tails regularly at $030, $730, $850
and $1,000 we put them on this
aale at $200, $375, $450 and up,
monthly installment it you de
Our Parlor Organs, Cabinet Or
gans, Chapel and Church Organs,
manufactured for ua by the Klmla
Co., the Swan Co., the Great Wet-
ern Co., and others, the regular H
S T II t?n ttlltft OIkS 11 II
mjv, "' iw Kin u.
We are selling these instruments
at $15, $20, $25, $80, $35, $40,
etc., on 50 cent per week pay
ment.. A full guarantee of from 6 years
to 10 years goes with each and
every instrument. You take no
chances; now, hurry, don't let the
choke of the best bargain slip
away. You save $76, 100. ia5,
in omt cases $150, by purchasing
A. Hospe Co.,
1513 Douglas Street.
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