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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16. 1909.
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GEORGE B. TZ9CHUCK.
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efor m tbla Jd day of February, 1109.
tc'tal) M. P. WALKER.
WHEN OUT OF TOW.
ahseriber leavlasr the city taa
porarlly ahaald kirt The Be
mailed tfceaa. Address will a
i'baaged a aftea aa reqaeated.
China la apparently trying to prove
the yellow peril is twins.
Anyway, this country need not be
afraid of the Chinese navy.
Nevada should pension its press
agent and place him on the retired
Apparently, even a primary law is
not. a guaranty against senatorial
The next war In which this country
will be engaged will be against the
dandelion. "rr .
Mr. Taft baa been invited since his
election to eat about everything on the
menu except crow.
That strangling nolae Is from the
California war dogs trying to bay
through (bclr muzzles.
It may be noticed that no laundry
man ever signs a petition for the
abatement of the smoke nuisance.
The Indictments against Governor
Haakell of Oklahoma are living longer
than the campaign aongs he wrote laat
J. Pierpont Morgan's club duea
amount to $7,000 annually and he
doea not belong to the Ananlaa club
Speaking once mora of names,
Welby Hatcher has retired from the
presidency of the Baltimore Egg ex
change. As a matter of fact. Omaha could
get along very comfortably for several
years without any charter changes
"Bernard Shaw is a literary John
the Baptist," says an eastern profes
sor. There is plenty of evidence that
Shaw has lost his head.
Governor Shallenberger Is said to
have fifteen colonels on his staff from
Omaha alone. The salaried jobs are
going to tbe rest of the state.
Now that members of our lire de
partment may draw pay for sleeping
policemen caught napping on their
beats will think they have a good ex
cuse. Willis L. Moore, head of the gov
ernment weather bureau, says that
cold waves are frequently blessings.
The kind that comes disguised, evi
dently. A. counterfeiting den bag been lo
cated In tbe West Virginia peniten
tiary. - Prison bars cannot curb' tbe
genlut some people have for making
Mr. Bryan will deliver a speech at
Pittaburg on March i. He bad orig
inally planned to apeak in Washington
on that date, but a committee of
American voters selected another
Spain feels hurt that it did not re
ceive visit from tbe American fleet.
It will be remembered that Spain's
fleet touched American shorea gome
ten yeara ago and liked the country
so welt that It decided to stay.
i ;,. . i i '
Tbe alacrity with which the profes
sional oflee-geeker puts up bis filing
fee to get bis name on the primary
ballot is equalled only by hia slowness
In coming across with hia campaign
assessment gen once nominated.
Evidently the democratic membert
of congress do not agree with Mr.
Bryan that tha proapecta ot democratic
aucceaa In 1912 ara crowing brighter
every day. On the contrary, some very
eminent democratic atateemen at Waah
Infton hare gone on record as predict
ing a republican victory in 1912, and
have get forth their opinion- to that
effect In a public document.
The democratic memberg of the
committee on the election ot president,
vice president and representatives in
congress presented a minority report
last Saturday on the aenate bill re
ducing the salary of secretary of Kate,
designed to remove a question as to
Mr. Knox's eligibility to that office. In
this report this very plain and signifi
cant statement of the political outlook
for 1912 la made:
Tha office of accretary of slate 'probibly.
will be held for eight yeara by Ue next In
cumbent, and a deelgning senator could
reasonably anticipate that although hie sal
ary would be temporarily reduced In the
closing yeara of Ms acnatorlal term that at
the expiration ot that term it w6uld through
his Influence be restored.
Reports of such committees are al
ways carefully prepared, and the one
In question was approved by Congress
men Gillespie of Texas, Hard wick of
Georgia, Hackett of North Carolina
and Rucker of Missouri, all able law
yers and . prominent in democratic
councils. They do not use Bryan
glasses In looking Into the political fu
ture. If the next incumbent ot the
office of secretary of state ia to hold
for eight years, it goeg without say
ing that Mr. Taft will have a second
term In the White House.
A BUST SPKCIAL St.S81J.
According to Washington advices,
the spoclal session of congress to be
called by Mr. Taft early In March will
of necessity have to deal with matters
other than tariff revision. The senate
and house have spent so much time in
wrangling with the president or over
his recommendations, that it is prac
tically certain that several measures of
importance, upon which early legisla
tion Is essential, will fail of considera
tion and final action by the present
The senate has eleven money-carrying
bills awaiting disposition. Several
of them are certain to cause discussion
which may defeat their enactment.
The sundry civil bill, carrying appro
priations for the payment of the secret
service, under the restrictions Imposed
by the house, is admittedly doomed to
fall of passage, This measure provides
appropriation for a gVeat many gov
ernment enterprises, including the
Panama canal, and Its adoption before
the end of the fiscal year on June 30
Is imperative. The president is In
sistent that the limitations placed upon
tbe activities of the secret service shall
be amended to conform to recommen
datlona made by him to congress In
two special messages, and certain sen
ators are equally determined to pre
vent the amendments. If the senate
passes tbe measure as It came from
the house the president is expected to
veto it, but the larger chance la that
the aenate will fall to dispose of the
measure before congress expires.
The census bill, vetoed by the pres
ident, will probably go over to the
special session. The president's veto
waa based on the failure ot congress
to provide a census force by competi
tive examinations, congress holding
out for the spoils system of making
the appointments. The president's veto
has been most heartily approved, even
by the New York World and Sun and
others that have been opposing prac
tically every policy he has heretofore
advocated. No action haa been taken
by either tbe aenate or the houae on
the veto and indicationa are that the
census bill will go over to the special
session. Its passage at the earliest
date possible is essential to allow
proper preparation for taking the 1910
The bill admitting New Mexico and
Arizona to statehood and the postal
aavings bill have been discussed at
length by the present congress. Mr.
Taft and the congress elected with
him are pledged to these measures,
and there is every prospect that action
upon both of them will be secured at
the extra session. It ia possible, too,
that gome legislation may be demanded
on the Interstate Commerce commis
sion's powers and on the amendments
to the Sherman law, so that while the
tariff will be the preferred subject for
discussion at the first meeting of the
new congress, it may take up quite a
number of matters on which action Is
necessary to correct the sins ot omis
sion of the present congress.
A SCANDALOUS APPOIXTMEXT.
By tbe votes ot Commissioners Bru
nlng, Pickard and Bedford, George B.
Stryker haa been named to fill the
position of custodian of the court
house. The original . Intention of
these commissioners was to make
Stryker superintendent ot the county
hospital. Although they knew he was
a notorious grafter, they seem to have
halted at putting a professional hang
man in control of decrepit old men
and eld women and belplcsa sick peo
ple, but have attempted to discharge
their political obligation by providing
him with another lucrative, if leas re
In rewarding Stryker with a place
on the public pay roll tbe commission
era who voted for him have not tbe
excuse of doing so In ignorance of his
rotten record, because each one of
them a month ago personally received
a letter, of which the following is a
OMAHA. Jan. 11. 1U1 Mr. Oscar Pick
ard. County Commissioner; Dear Sir I
am informed that on Gaorga B. Stryker
ia claiming to have been promised the
vote of members ot tit county board for
employment In a responsible position un
der tha county.
i'eu should Wuo, If you du nut. tlut
the public record alre.idy made by thla
am Pu vker ia such that It should debar
him from any position of truat.
To go back no further than hia last
service aa deputy sheriff and Jailer, hia
fraudulent and falsely aworn expense ac
count for conveying prisoners, and In
line patlenta to the penitentiary or asy
lum are conclusive. of Ma dishonesty. If
you are not familiar with them. I atand
ready lo furnlah you the Indisputable and
No member of the county board thue ad
vlaed of the facta and mindful of His
oath of office can conscientiously help t
put such a man upon the county pay relU
Very truly yours.
VICTOR 1 ROSE WATER.
The members of the county board
will be known by the appointments
tbey make as well as by tbe company
they keep. It they have any gelf
respect. they will rescind this odidis
action and draw the line at known
- -KSLAHUISO -THE WHBAT I BOP.
A professor in the State Agricultural
college of Kansas claims to have bred
up a new wheat which he predicts will
increase the average yield Irom fourteen-
to twenty-eight bushels per acre,
or a modest Increase of 100 per cent.
The new wheat is the result of "breed
ing for points" with 600 varieties of
wheat gathered from all parts of the
world, and it is estimated that Its use
will add 150.000,000 a year to the
value of the Kansas wheat crop alone.
For half a century the United States
has been the leader of nations in the
production of wheat, but the experts
of the Department of Agriculture as
sert that this lead can not be long
maintained unless our farmers pay
more attention to the replenishment
of the soil, which Is rapidly exhausted
by the growing of wheat, and devote
more time to the study of seed Im
provement. The Nebraska farmers
may well offer a plea ot not guilty to
this indictment. By soil conservation,
dry farming and seed improvement,
the average yield of wheat in Nebraska
has Increased from 15.3 bushels per
acre up to 17.7 in the last five years,
while the average In Kansas and Iowa
has decreased about a like amount. In
the same manner, the average yield of
corn in Nebraska haa increased from
24.2 bushels per acre to 30.1, while
Illinois, Iowa and Kansas have shown
decreaaes of from two to aix bushels.
Nebraska's gain of six bushels to the
acre amounts to something on a corn
crop running about 250,000,000 bush
Soil exhaustion has been the cause
of the removal of the wheat belt from
New York, Virginia, Ohio and Illinois
to Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota and
the Dakotas. The farmers of New
York and Virginia early lost their
wheat records because of failure to
rotate their cropa and take care ot the
soil. It was estimated in 1855 that
Illinois produced enough wheat to sup
ply every family In the union for a full
year, but Illinois is no longer a wheat
growing state because of impoverished
soil. While tbe west now leads in
wheat production the lesson of the
older states should not be lost. France
was a great wheat producer 600 years
ago and the average yield there is still
larger per acre than in any American
state. The French have learned the
lesson of soil preservation. The Amer
icans are only in the ktndergarten
grade in that school. It the American
farmer were as provident as the
Frenchman our yield of wheat would
soon be doubled without Increase of
The only wonder is that the World
Herald did not object to accepting
Levi Carter park on the same grounds
that it now objects to letting the
State university professors share in
the Carnegie foundation fund. In the
worda it quotes with such gleeful ap
Divided support will lessen responsi
bility. Accepting the gratuity of today
will lead to neglect ot direct aupport In
the hop of greater gratuity tomorrow.
But then, one of the editors of the
World-Herald is a member of the Park
board, which may explain Ita failure
to sound the warning.
8herlff Bean of Okolona arrived at Hous
ton Just as tli negro wss being hajiged,
but too late to prevent the mob'a action.
The representatives of the sheriff here de
clare they consider their action In sur
rendering the negro, in view of the refuaal
of the court to call a special term, jualtltied
In the Interest ot law and order. Should
their action be condemned: they declare they
will resign. Houston (MsssJ Dispatch.
The sheriff who believes that lynch
ing is justified "in the interest ot law
and order" might think differently if
he were arrested and convicted for re
sponsibility for the death of the mob's
Every democratic apellblnder in the
last campaign asaured hia bearers that
the framing and enactment of a de
posit guaranty law would be as easy
as lolling off a log, and then the dem
ocratic legislature finds It necessary
to hire a lawyer for three hundred
dollars to draft a bill that ia not cal
culated to produce greater evils than
it might cure.
Our amiable democratic contempor
ary haa not yet answered whether its
demand for strict enforcement of the
so-called "blue laws" Includes strict
enforcement of every law on the
statute hooka or whether it will con
sider that the enforcement of gome
laws is more important and more
urgent than the enforcement ot some
The really sensational feature of tbe
Frohman divorce case Is that tbe man
ager and his actrees-wlfe have g greed
to separate without any scandal,
changes or countercharges.
The house at Washington baa re
fused to appoint a commission to
gather information on the liquor
traffic. The house ruetnuera doubt-
less feel that there is nothing new for
them to learn about the liquor busi
After Mr. Bryan responds to his in
vitation to address the Joint session
of the Nebraska legislature and tella
them Just what to do. everything at
Lincoln will be smooth sailing.
The interests that are clamoring for
a sea level canal at Panama would be
shouting for a lock canal, if the gov
ernment were building on the sea
The "mysterious stranger" in the
Omaha charter bill is the section per
mitting of re-platting additions to the
city. For whose addition waa this
"ome ailskt Dlftereace.
Mr. Bryan recalls the fact that Noah
preached a hundred year without convert
ing bis neighbors. But a flood and an
election landslide ara not the same thing.
Restored to Fr.
Senator Tillman la no doubt again In aood
standing in the aouth. Preventing th ap
pointment of on colored collector Out
weigh a dosen typewriters franked by mall.
Saceeaalro RallrMd Klags.
Kansas Cltv fitsr
George Gould will follow the Vanderbilt
example and get out of th railroad bual
ness. Twenty-five yeara from now the
Harrlman, Hill, Rockefeller and Morgan
heir will also be crowded out of th rail
road Industry by th newcomers. The
flaile of the second generation IB an as
pect of aoclal development In America
that ought to abate the terror of "plu
tocracy" which disturbs the minds of
some very good and very honest people.
aalakln Llaaoln Llae.
Th family line of Abraham Lincoln con
sists today of three generation, with a
Ingle member In each. Of the boys who
composed hia family when h went to tha
White House Willie, aa ha la aenerallv
called, died in 1862, his death almost pros-
tri ting his father.- Thomas, named for Mr.
Lincoln's father, well known aa "Tad."
whese portrait, standing by his father
knee. Is famllinr. died soon after the war.
Robert T. Lincoln, the oldist on, waa born
At gust 1. I8i3. and during most of tha
White House life waa away from home.
He graduated at Harvard college In 184
and soon after went upon General Grant'
atsff. He was In the cabinet of Garfield
snd of Arthur aa secretary of war and
during Harrison administration was min
ister to Great Britain. He married a
daughter of Senator Harlan. His only
child. Miry, married Charles Isham oa
December 1. 189). Mr. laham is a graduate
of the class of 187 at Harvard, where he
was popular for his acholerly taste and
refined and genial disposition. Of this mar
riage there Is one child. Lincoln Isham.
born June I, 18K.
A.N IMPRESSIVE WARM.VU.
I.obbylag by Postal Employes Sharply
Three postal emolovea who have keen im
portuning congress for legislation affecting
wages and commons ot labor of their fel
lows ara subject -'to reprimand under an
executive order forbidding government em
ploye to attempt to Influence legislation
In their own Interests. There are more
than 70.000 postal employes, and their po
litical influence with congress liss seriously
embarrassed the department in us nnticf
of economy and retrenchment. The neces
sity for executive restraint of such Inter
ference by meana of political influence is
apparent. But the 70.000 emnlovea are a
factor in tbe election of congressmen, and
their political Influence, cannot b denied
tnem by executive or legislative action.
Nor la It logical to aaaume that they should
be less concerned in the matters nf
or labor conditions than ar other workers
whose right to Organise and to concentrate
their forces for self-betterment Is not de
nied. Th situation illustrates one of th
perplexities of government enternrlae on
the industrial aid which haa not been re
lieved by civil service reform.
MR. BRYAN AD THE SENATE.
Why He WssU Nl Shlae la the Up.
r Braara of Coagrraaa.
Mr. Bryan haa been moat fortunate in
escaping election , to the senate. Had lie
been elected aenator the winter following
his first defeat for tha presidency, his
national leadership would have been
brought to an end and hia party left at
liberty to look about for ita candidate for
1K0. And If th present Nebraska . legis
lature had a senatorahlp to bestow and
bestowed It on Mr. Bryan, the democratic
problem for UU would be greatly simpli
fied. In the aenate Mr. Bryan would be out of
hia element, and therefor at a disadvan
tage. He could not lead, and so would
simply be on member among many. It
nay be granted that he would be an In
teresting member, but principally ao to
the galleries. On th floor hi Influence
would bo small.
In the firal place, In th opinion of even
hia own party friends in th senate, be
lacks balance. And balance In th aenate
counts. Tha leader of th majority must
have It in an eminent degree, and the
leader of the minority find us for a good
deal. Neither Mr. Allison nor Mr. Gor
man, who opposed each other for yeara,
waa brilliant man, but both were clear
headed and full ot calculation. Mr. Cul
berson, the present minority leader, owe
bia place to hi solid qualities.
In the second place. Mr. Bryan would
have to adjust hia shining qualttlea to
an atmosphere uneulted to mere brilliancy.
Th senate will not tolerate what in cam
paigning circle passes for eloquence. The
member who file high soon finds himself
out of sight and hearing of hia colleagues.
Thsy refuse to follow him. Their Interest
1 In things nearer earth. Mr. Bry an would
either have to clip hia wlnga. or. Indulging
in full aweep of pinion, take hia flight
simply for entertainment' sake. And while
some senators sie entertainer between ses
sions of th senate, few car to be such
in th chamber itself. ,
Mr. Bryan' gift ar of that character,
and bla aucceaa with them has been such
that It seem to be the presidency, or
nothing for him in politics. He haa triad
th house to small purpose. H had only
a qualified s hoc ess there, and left of hi
own accord. 11 would find th. senate
quit a little to bis last, and neither th
governorship of a state nor a cabinet office
would afford him the swing he need to
exhibit his strongest power. He I pre
eminently aa agitator, and ha don aorvlc
In that field so long now h could sot with
comfort to himself or profit to hi cause
tie himself down to public affairs on a
limited seal In what he would consider a
subordinat post, Senator Bryaa, or Gov
raor Brgaa. or . gecrtry Bryag. woujq"
show a sprinter In bobble.
bit or w ASHierox Lira.
reae ail larldeat fketckeet
General Lord Roberts of Kandahar, corn.
mander-ln-chtef of the British army and
member of the House ef Lords, thr
"war scare" In that body during a debate
laat December. II asserted th nation had
an inadequate army for horn defenae, and
aa now constituted, was Insufficient to re
pel Invasion. It waa possible, in his opln
Ion. for Germany to elude th British navy
on th North sea and land an army ef U0O,
Ono men on the sacred aoll of England and
scatter the handful of red-coated home
guards like chaff before a stiff breeee. At
once the depths of national fear wr
sounded and the wheels ttsrted whereby
the hoped-for Increase of British recruiting
will be achieved. Some American army of
fleer, emulating Lord Roberts, believe th
best way to reach the national treasury
for an appropriation Is to throw a "war
scare among the people. Member of th
general ataft of the War department. In a
special report sent to congress, assert that
the harbor of San Pedro, near Los Angeles
affords a tempting landing place for a
hostile army and that t3.6u.O0O would place
the harbor In shape to repel th enemy
nd make him awlm back horn. The
alarming situation Is outlined In the report
as follows: "Recent study discloses the
fact that, aasuming there wer no effective
naval opposition, a certain oriental power
could, within a month of the time ita hos
tile Intention began to be even atrOngly
suspected (a formal declaration of war
would no doubt come a good deal later).
land on our Pacific coast an expedition of
an estimated maximum of about 100,000
men, and that such a force could be aug
mented, by the end of two months more,
to a total of possibly 800.000. The ease
with which San Fedro harbor, unfortified,
and through It the entire Los Angeles coun
try, could be seized is apparent."
"Republlcana In Nebraska have the be
lief that William J. Bryan wants to com
to the United Statea senate, and that he is
behind the proposition to pass a law In
Nebraska similar to 'that of Oregon." said
George A. Meade of Fremont, Neb.,
qucted by tha Washington Post. "The
democrats, on the otter hand, declare that
Brytn does not want to come to the sen
ate, and that his friends are the ones who
are urging the passsge of such a measure.
"I do not believe that Bryan could be
elected to the aenate even with a primary
law auch aa that of Oregon, because I do
not think tha majority of the people of
the state are favorable to him. It la true
that he carried the state, but it was not
because of his popularity but because of
the fight against Governor Sheldon and
other candidates for state offices. Bryan
got the electoral vote by a comparatively
small plurality; Governor Sheldon was
beaten by a larger plurality, and other
candidates for office received varying ma
jorities. It was because of th fight on Shel
don, I believe, that Bryan pulled through
on the national ticket.
"If condition In the republican party
had been normal, I am confident that
Bryan would not have carried Nebraska,
but because the republican were engaged
in a fight on their own candidate th
presidential candidate waa enabled to pull
through. Therefore, I say. If th demo
cratic legislature should succeed In pass
ing a primary law similar to that In effect
In Oregon, and it wer left to the people
of th atate to express their preference for
a senatorial candidate. Bryan would not be
the choice of the people."
A southern tobacco grower was before
the way and means committee arguing
that a higher tariff should be placed Upon
Egyptian tobacco. He said the 'American
Industry needed more protection.
"Isn't it a fact that tha reason Egyptian
tobacco Is aold In such great quantltiea
Is because so many people have cultivated,
a taste tor it?" asked Champ Clark, leader
of the house and member of the com
mittee. "Well, I suppose that Is true," admitted
the southern advocate.
"And wouldn't they insist upon getting
this Egyptian tobacco In their cigarettes,
even if It cost more?"
"Yes," admitted the witness reluclsnly.
"Well, then, what good would a higher
tariff do you fellowa?" asked Clark.
"Oil, it would do th country generally a
lot of good. Think of now much revenue
it would mean to the country."
"The country would be a whole lot bet
ter off." aaid Clark, "If tobacco wer don
way with all together If they did away
with the wholt thing, cigars, pipe and
"Maybe you would not think so If you
wer a user of It," said th wltneas.
"I've got a good chaw of It In my mouth
this minute," said Clark, carefully direct
ing the overflow Into a cuspidor. "Don't
know what I would do without It," he
added, when th laugh had subsides.
The most persistent of knockers against
pur food lawa, particularly th cruaade
of Dr. Wiley against the use Of bensoat
of soda aa a preaervatlve. Is one H. H.
Harris, who poses a a disinterested ex
pert under the nam of H. H. LangdOn,
but in reality, ia an agent of the Pacific
Coast Borax company. Th New Tork
Journal of Commerce says of him: As a
writer and apeaker. pretending to clentlfic
knowledge and Independent judgment, he
appeara before the public as "Langdon,"
and we hav in tlm iat received many
communlcatlona from him in that diagulse,
some ot which wet printed befor hi
real character was discovered. As Harris,
which we understand to be hia real nam,
h serves the Pacific coast corporation
that monopollxea the borax aupply and
la concerned in Its utmost us us a "pre
servative," and haunt committee room
and lobbies where legialation I pending
that may affect the Intereat that aupporta
him. in Washington be has labored In
both characters, appearing In on befor
th public and In th other behind the
Now, there Is no objection to the borax
company employing a "publicity man" er
a "legislative agent," or "lobbyist," If ha
works openly and above board by setting
forth facta and arguments In behalf of
an intereat that h avowdedly represents.
There I no objection to a real "expert"
in food product having an opinion that
differs from that of Dr. Wiley and hon
estly supporting U. Even If he openly
takes up the side of a corporation for
pay, no on cn reasonably object, for if
he acta In good faith It ia hi right, and
du allowanc for bia can b mid. But
when a man la the hired servsnt of an
Intereated concern, and acts and is paid
as such, pretends under another name to
ba an Independent "expert," seeks as such
to mislead th public and defeat the lw
in th Interest of his employer, and come
out In derision of those wbe ar trlvlng
to hav the law upheld In th Interest ot
public health and common honesty, for
bearance ceases to b a virtu and ex
posure becomes a duty. Those who em
ploy him ar vn mot deserving of criti
cism. Th Kssi laaswtlaieB t.
New Tork Sun.
Nevertheless it I rather funny. Who
doubts that n tha fac of that other emi
nent constitutional lawyer, Judge Taft,
there ia a eraii a broad a Us a awtf t
sweet, and perf ectl v wholesome. Royal is a safe
guard against the cheap alum powders which are ,
die greatest menacers to health of the present day.
BOYAL IS TBE ONLY BAKING POUT) EST
MADE r&OM ROYAL GRATE CREAM OF TARTAR
PKRSO- AI, !NOTKS.
New Tork capitalists will put up a large
Sum for Investigation of municipal waste.
but none of this amount in the form if
Colonel Henry Wstterson, editor of the
Louisville Courier-Journal, who will soon
reach hi sixty-ninth birthday. Is at his
Winter home at Naples, near Fort Meyer,
The sword which Admiral Frank A. Cook,
retired, wore aa captain of the Brooklyn
when Admiral Cervera aurrendered to htm
as been used by him to cut a wedding
cake at New Haven.
Bays Hetty Green: "I'd rather have my
daughter marry a good, live newspaper man
than any worthless duke." Mrs. Green 1e
bout aa aweet and sensible a mother-in-law
as the country can exhibit.
J. C. Hutchlna of Concord, N. H., em
ployed by the Boston & Maine railroad,
haa completed a half century service aa a
railroad man. Mr. Hutchlns Is 68 years
old and for forty-seven yeara has been a
Americans who live abroad because, hav.
Ing small Incomes, they find It cheaper
there than at home, will need to keep away
from Franc If the proposed lsw taxing the
incomes of resident aliens Is enscted. Ac
cording to the measure now before the
Chamber of Deputies, foreigners resident In
Franc would be taxed on the basla that
their taxable Income waa seven times the
rental value of their residences.
Lest we forget, let It be noted tlm the
eleventh Juror haa been secured to pass
upon the charge that Street 'Railway Mag
nate Pat Calhoun of San Francisco handed
a bunch of money to city officials In return
for favora received. Jury picking has been
going on for four weeka, so difficult Is the
Job of finding men who do not know enough
to get off the track when the locomotive
Th quality of booze doled Out by Kansas
drug stores works wonders., William Allen
White' psper tells of a woman who 'ca-me
to e-mporia. expecting to meet a long-lost
husband. She wa disappointed. To soothe
her grief she took a few anorts of prohibi
tion dope purchased by her grown son.
When the dope warmed up, both the mother
and son warbled as merrily as meadow
larks, varying the stuht by the old girl
dexterously kicking. off the station agent's
hat and deftly toeing th glassware on the
chandelier of the waiting room. Kansas
dop beat the real thing to a frazzle.
AMERICA'S GREAT OPPORTUNITY
We May Accomplish All the Dreams
for Hasnaa Welfare.
Israel Zangwill in New York Times.
"You have," aald Mr. Zangwill, "the most
interesting country In th world. . Its pres
ent situation and ita futur opportunities
ar absolutely faaclnatlng. Never before
was a territory ao vast, a virgin territory,
committed Into the hand of the people, not
of an aristocracy, but of a peopl a de
mocracy. You have a chance to do In
America anything In tha world that ha
ever been Imagined or that remains to be
Imagined. You have a chance to amaze
hiatory and to dumfound tha future Itaelf.
"What you need Is a national aspiration.
DO you think you hav one? If you have, I
cannot discern It. You are engaged with
the idea of material grandeur. You think of
riches. You pile up wealth, you Increasu
poasesslons, you multiply luxury. It Is not
worth while. All true glory, and all con
tinued, aaaured national existence even, de
pends upon th existence of a spiritual am
bition. No peopl can hold together, cer
tainly no people can hold a great place In
th world, unless It tie by sonic Ideal
'Where there Is no vision, th people per
ish.' "Th vision will com to you. The am
bition will possess you, I do not doubt.
What it will be, I cannot guess but some
thing very splendid, I am sure, perhaps
even now conceiving in the passion of
event. Jf I sllow myself to think of It at
all. It oomes to me that perhapa If you but
allow your seal for material expansion to
become more Introspective; If you would
cease to tske pride in extending abroad tr.u
fame of your riches and come to take pride
In the fact that every man and woman and
child at home not only knowa of, but par
ticipate In, your wealth and comfort and
good living, then you would have achieved
an Ideal worthy of your existence."
of all Makes
taste better, set better, are
better when served with
Thousands of millions
of cans of Royal Baking
Powder have been usea
in making bread, biscuit
and cake in this country,
and every housekeeper
using it has rested in perfect confi
dence that her food would be light.
I.I.F. TO A LAI GH.
Husband of Three Months Do you be
lieve a wife Is justified in taking mnnev
from her husband's pockets'.'
Htislwinil of Kxperlence Certainlv. If he
Is that cureless. Baltimore American.
The university student blew s cloud of
smoke from h monogramed cigarette.
"All rot about us fellows Indulging In
luxuries." he suld In bored tones, "vvhv.
I liHve to come to recitations In a mm-hlne
of the '07 model yet." Philadelphia Ledger.
"Why don't you read up on aclentiflc
"I started that once." answered Mr.
Corntossel. "It didn't pay. 1 got so In
terested readin' that I forgot to go out
and farm." Washington Star.
First l icliln What a all this rag-chewln'
'bout wipln' out the color line In the
Second llrcliin (disgustedly) Shucks'
Any guy orter know that! The school
board is goin' to make us wash beneath
our collars and behind our ears.
He I cannot express to you my gratitude
for your kindness In giving me the first
dance last evening.
She Well, you see. It was a charity ball.
Baldwin Tes, Siiulggles is a fairly good
man, but he has his price.
Hambo You may think so. hut I've
asked him for t lie rrlce half a doVen time
when I've bee'n hard up snd thirsty ami
never got it. Washington Post.
The Doctor You've never met Colonel
Floodgate? You would like hlra. He's a
The Professor A perfect gentleman'.'
How can he be? You have told me your
aelf that you removed his vermiform ap
pendix. Chlcag Tribune.
"Your son says you talk to him a 'f he
were a hired man."
"Well, I don't." answered Farmer Corn
tossel. "I talk to Josh a mighty sight dif
ferent from what I talk to a hired man. A
hired man does enough work now and then
to make it worth while coaxln' him
PA EXPLAINS THE WIRELESS.
' can't' iimlernfn nd r .
I don't see how they get the words seni
out from sea to land." .
"Humph!" pa observed, an' knit his browt
in sometliln' Hke a frown.
An' looked at ma in pity while he laid hn
"It's as plain as day to sny one that laker
the time to think.'
Just give attention an' I'll make It cleui
quick aa a wink.
"Marconi was a foreigner who" mi
broke In at that
An' said: "O. yes. I've heard of him fron
Mrs. Bemus Pratt.
She used to know a girl that knew a glr
that he went with
An' broke off the engagement, an' I think
her name was Smith."
"Marconi." pa went un. "he Is Italyun b
An' he got up this wlreleas, an' I doti'l
know what he's worth !
"You see, they have it on the ship; a llttlf
house on top. i
That's filled with wires an' plugs., an'
things that la the wireless shop.
The operator pounds the key an' that
sends out the waves
That summons help an' snatch folks
from gapln' ocean graves."
"How cute an' splendid!'' ma declared. "Ii
ought to bring him fame.
I just can't think who that girl was, but
Smith wss not her name."
"You see." pa says, "the air la full n'
hertzlHii currents now.
An' ether waves that run around In criss
cross style, somehow,
An' when the operator lift th key it
starts 'em out
An' they go whlsxing everywhere for miles
and miles about."
"O. Isn't science wonderful!" ma ssys
"Just tlilnk what one man does!
It's strange I can't remember what the
name o' that girl waa"'
"An when th' wireless waves go out." pa
says, "they keep right on
t'ntil they find a wireless wire by which
trelr strength la drawn.
An' so they click the other key It may be
But right away the message comes rlghi
down an' ther you are."
"Juat thl.ik." ma aays. "why yeara ag
we'd not believe 'twas so.
lis sirsnge that I've forgotten who snd
what that girl waa, though."
"Of course." pa says, "it's unseen force
that circulates all 'round.
An' what It U or whence it comes no one
haa ever found "
Ma Jumped up with a stirt an tho she
sat right down again -An'
sighed: "I had her nam, but you
made me forget it then!"
Pa picked hia paper up an' scowled, an'
na'a voice told her pain
When she said: 'Henry. ( thought you
waa goin' to explain."
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