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THE OMAHA DAILY DEB: WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 24. 1000.
THE Omaha Daily Ber
FOUNDED Br EDWARD ROJEWATIB
vict6b kobbwater. editor.
Fntered at Omaha postofflc as cond
THX 0CRXr tERVICE JOA1N.
The Intimation that President
Roosevelt may offer his veto to the
sundry civil appropriation bill, be
cause of the refusal of congress to re
move the restrictions Imposed upon
the operation of the secret service, in
dicates the determination of the prcsl-
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Dsiiy Tw (without 8miy. on yer..H dent, wholly warranted, not to recede
ally He and Sunday, one Tear........ - vi, nnsltlrm and let himself be
PZLTVKnrD BT CARRiri.
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Pally p. (including Sunday), per wK..jn placed In tne attitude or having Deen
tally ee (without Sunday). Pr WM-fc2i rohiikeil h Mintrru '
Kvnin Be without Sunday), per reDusea by congress.
Kvening He (with Sunday), per wek.i"e President Rooaevelt's letter to Ben-
ifudrY.rB&.0 e'"1";;:::::::::::""'.;',': stor Hale, sctlng chairman of the torn-
.Uveto'atTcM mlttee on appropriations, contain, the
most complete and conclusive answer
to the misrepresentations concerning
delivery to City
Omrfht The Bee Funding.
Couth Omaha Twenty-fourth end f.
Council fluff 15 Scott Street.
Lincoln II Little Building.
Chicago 1548 Marquette Building.
Now Tork-Rooms 11(H-U0 No. M Wst
Thirty-Third Street. .
Washington T2J fourteenth Street, N. w.
Commmtttion. reunr t? new. ana the appropriations "for secret service
torlal matter ehould he addressed: Oman 4n(j servc 0f tBat character" for last
Bee. Editorial Department. . . . a. t- -
remittances. Ter amounted to $7,214,593. In or-
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the amount of money appropriated for
secret service duty and the uses to
which that money has been put. In
the house debate it was charged that
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ly J-cent stamp received In payment of opponents of the president found it
a.hr?ru:&fehr not'W necessary to Include the revenue In-
statement or circulation.
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Georro B. Tseohuck. treaeurer of The
Bee publishing company, being duly
worn, eaya that the actual number of
full ana complete eopiee or une n 4fc '
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during tie month of January. 10. was as on dtjty Jn tnat ,
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. QfiOROK & TZSCHUCK.
Subscribed In my presence and aworn to
before ma this td day of February, lt.
(Baal) M. P. WALKER.
WHUt OCT OF TOTTTf. '
f fcaevlbars laavtaa; tfce eltr tea
pararllr efceald kave Tke Bee
nailed to theaa. Addreea will be
The groundhog may consider him
Will the charter ot the Ananias club
expire by limitation on Jtfarch 4T
New York has a real sensation in a
theatrical dancer. She dances with
her clothes on.
Mr. Taft will not be able to keep his
cabinet a secret ' any longer than a
week from noon today.
The Pacific coast returns thanks to
congress on the theory that hilt a
fleet is better than no ships.
spectlon department, the customs serv
Ice and even down to the additional
arc lights placed In the White House
grounds and the salaries ot the four
District of Columbia
duty In that vicinity. Mr. Hemen-
way of Indiana, one of the reactiona
ries, repeated these charges la the sen
ate and was largely Instrumental in
securing retention of the restrictive
clause placed in the bill by the house.
The facts quoted from the-record
by the president show that the secret
service force has Increased about 60
per cent in the last seven years. This
Increase is due to the activity of the
Department of Justice in the Beef
trust cases, the Standard Oil investi
gation, the railroad rebating cases, the
land and timber frauds In a dozen
states and Investigation ot infractions
of the federal laws all along the line.
In spite of this Increased activity, the
entire amount of money that can pos
sibly be charged to the secret service,
appropriated last year, was $1,600,
000, or about one-fifth the amount al
leged. The ehlef complaint against the bill
as passed by congress, however, is the
limitation placed on the work of the
secret service men. This limitation
practically confines men in the In
terior department to the work of au
diting the accounts of land offices,
barring them from much-needed In
vestigation of land frauds. Secretary
Garfield asserts that 100,000,000 acres
of public lands that have been fraud
ulently taken by syndicates may be re
stored to the public domain by prompt
Investigation and prosecution. In
face of this, the bill as passed would
be an absolute bar to the use of the
secret service to secure the necessary
testimony. It the president vetoes the
bill he will get the approval of the
la aimed at the Spaniards and that
there Is slight prospect of its enact
ment Into law. Those who are better
Informed as to the Cuban tempera
ment see In the pending measure the
first step toward the downfall of the
Oomei administration and farewell to
the-hopes of n stable Cuban government.
PATROXAQE VS. ECO.VO.VI".
For the fourth time In as many
years the United Ststes senate has
come to the rescue of the seventeen
pension agencies of the country and
saved them to the federal payroll,
after the house had provided for their
abolition. Each of these pension
agents draws a salary of $4,000 per
annum and the allowance for sten
ographers, clerks, rent and . like ex
penses Increases the appropriation to
about $200,000 a year for the branch
agencies. The house has decided that
the maintenance of these agencies Is
a useless expense, but the senate has
persistently refused to make the
economy effective by approving the
house provision for the abolition of
The seventeen branch pension agen
cies were established soon after the
civil war, when a million or more
veterans and their dependents were
seeking pension aid. From time to
time congress has passed more liberal
pension laws, until now the need for
these branch agencies has disappeared,
the department at Washington being
amply able to take care of all new
pension business that may arise. The
retention ot the agencies Is nothing
short of a federal donation of about
$200,000 a year to officeholders at
these agencies, which are located at
Augusta, Me.; Boston, Mass.; Buffalo,
N. Y.; Chicago, 111.; Columbus, O.;
Concord, N. H.; Des Moines, la.; De
troit, Mich.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Knox
ville, Tenn.; Louisville, Ky.; New
York City. Philadelphia, Pittsburg,
San Francisco and Topeka.
It is astonishing how many towns
. there are in the country that do not
raise men of cabinet caliber.
Speaking of names, Quince Circle Is
recognised as one of the squarest citi
tena of Medicine Lodge. Kan,
An eastern man haa been arrested
for leading a triple life.. You guessed
right the first time. He lives In Pitts
burg., v . - :':(..
George - Bernard Shaw announces
his Intention to stand for Parliament.
. All right. It Parliament will stand for
"This Is not the most wicked, or
most Indecent city on earth," says the
Lot Angeles Times. No, there are
The Illinois legislature is constder
' ing a bill providing for putting a label
on bachelors. It should, of course, be
a union label.
The people of South Omaha will
now take an inventory of damage done
and try to figure out what the bill ot
coats win b".
New Yorkers are having trouble in
finding the sidle doors ot the new sub
way cars. The company should hire
some fcoboea aa guides.
The opllmiata are not all dead. A
base ball. writer picks Washington as
the winner of the American league
championship this year. '
THE WD1AX ON THE CENT.
The bill offered in congress to have
the head of President, Lincoln placed
on. the 1-cent coins was killed by a
unanimous vote of the, house commit
tee on coinage, weights and measures
and a similar fate is doubtless in store
for any future measure looking to the
replacing of the Indian on" the copper.
Proof may be offered that the design
does not look in the least like an
American Indian, but the people have
long accepted it as a symbol of liberty
and they resent every effort ; to
It la interesting in this connection
to note that congress has always op
posed placing the head of any man on
the nation's coins. As far back as
172 a senate bill providing for
placing the likeness of George Wash
ington on the $1 coins was voted
down because It was copying "a fea
ture of monarchy." Since that date
some ideal figure, like the Indian, the
eagle or the goddess of liberty, has
been retained as the design on the
coin, although this sentiment has not
prevailed with the paper currency.
Portraits of presidents and prominent
statesmen have been used on. the pa
per bills issued by the government,
but the coin has been held sacred to
the symbol. Some changes have been
made toward getting better looking
Indians, eagles and goddesses,' but the
symbol h,as remained and doubtless
will continue to bavo the call over
CART AGAIN BEFORE THE HORSE.
Attempting to stem the rising tide
of adverse public sentiment over its
fiasco of "Immediate" purchase of the
water plant, the Water board has re
solved to submit at the coming city
election a proposal to issue $6,500,000
in bonds to consummate the deal.
It seems to us this is again putting
the cart before the horse. Assuming
that the city should lose out in the
specific performance suit, which would
compel It to take the works at the ap
praised valuation of $6,263,295.49, a
bond Issue of $6,500,000 would be
only a starter. The status of our
water works obligation after such a
decision by the supreme court would
Appraised value .e,a63t5.4S
Hydrant rental and in
terest to Jan. X, 190S ... . 486,063.77
Needed at once f o better
ments and extensions .... 600,000.00
unknown to replat some addition to
the rlty of Omaha unknown and get
the benefit of the vacated streets and
At last accounts the Wster board
had rescinded all action looking to
ward the acquisition of the water
works under the purchase clause of
the contract ant hot rnna nn rcrrt
In favor ot building a new water plant. th,ch mn,t,M n ' "'
How does that fit In with its latest
resolution, asking the people to vote
$6,500,000 In bonds to complete the
The billboards that were blown
down by our late wind storms are be
ing rebuilt without let or hindrance.
If Omaha is ever to throw off the bill
board nuisance it will have to follow
in the wake of other cities that have
accomplished that end by organized
and persistent effort.
The chief objection to the proposed
compromise between, the Standard Oil
and the state of Missouri Is a very
plain statement by Governor Hadley,
showing that the Oil trust is not sin
cere In any proposition it has made.
Kansas .Is opposing the employment
of foreigners on the farms of the state.
Such employment would rob Kansas
of the free advertising It gets every
summer by sending out appeals for a
couple ot million of harvest hands.
The men at the head of the Panama
canal work will never be forgiven for
their failure to furnish basis for the
charges of grafting made by the
of muck rakers.
There Is a new German sect whose
creed forbids its members to wear any
clothes. It will probably be some
time before the sect geta any large fol
lowing at Medicine Hat.
If the local democrats think they
have exclusive patent on electing mem
bers of the Police commission they
are likely to be fooled when they try
Expert engineers assert that the
Gatun dam will hold back all vthe
ocean floods, but it will never be able
to hold back all the flood ot idle con
How much are those Water board
lawyers going to charge for drawing
up the proposition for a $6,500,000
mortgage which Omaha taxpayers are
asked to vote?
ARBR.ttlKA PURS COMMIT.
Oeneva Signal: What would any Ne
braska IcclRlalure do without Its delegation
Pawnee Republican: The preaent legisla
ture kids fair to be the mnet expensive
ever held In the hletory of Nebraska.
Grand leland Independent: If the divorce
leftelatkm now propoeed Is enacted and
enforced Nebraska will be one atate to
If he wants the greatest number of
men to respond, Governor Shallen
berger. Instead of calling out the mil
itia, will call out his army of gold
The scientist who Insists that he haa
seen aq Intoxicated snake will be more
readily believed if he can prove that
ha waa sober at the time.
"A lobbyist Is known by the com
pany he keeps," says an eaatern pa
per. Out here he Is better known by
the company he represents.
Only four more days for aspiring
statesmen to make up their minds
whether or not they want to be candi
dates for office In Omaha this spring.
PROPERTY RIGHTS IN CVBA,
President Gomes of Cuoa haa been
brought to face a movement among
the ultra-radical members of the
Cuban congress, whose success would
doubtless result In international com
plications, with a healthy pronpect of
another American Intervention. The
radicals have Introduced a bill forbid
ding foreigners to acquire land In
Cnba and compelling aliens now pos
sessing landa to dispose ot them or
become cltliens of the republic of
Cuba. Reports from Havana Indicate
that the sentiment In favor of the law
la almost overwhelming In both
branches ot congress and that its
adoption la certain. It is also Intl
mated that President Oomei' veto of
the measure. If paased. would lead to
the overthrow ot his administration
The enactment of the propoaed law
would be little short of revolutionary
aad would leave Cuba In a deplorable
financial and Induatrlal condition. La
Lurha. one of the leading and more
conservative of the papers at Havana,
places the property holdings of for
It looks aa if Edgar Howard might I signers la Cubs St shout $2,000,000
aa well procet st oace to organise
tla tlUoa-iB boots'" to swoop Cow a
oa the erring democratic law-makers
st Lincoln. -
The trial of the men charged with
the murder of former Senator Car
mack at Nashville ahowa that Tennea
seeans are fine marksmen. If nothing
President Kooeevelt has given s
case to each of the members of bis
cabinet, bat hag not yet decided what
'disposition he will make of his Big
Total. . ... v .B734t,se.ae
To complete the purchase under the
appraisers' award would therefore re
quire Omaha to raise not less than
$7,249,959.26 as the initial outlay.
Assuming that Omaha 4 per cent bonds
could be sold at par. which Is ex
tremely doubtful, the annual interest j
charge would be $289,998.37. In ad
dition to this the water works is now
paying in state, county, city and school
taxes approximately $70,000 a year,
which would be wiped off the books
the moment it became public property,
so that the total annual charge for in
terest and taxes would be at least
$359,998.87. This without anything
by way of occupation tax.
Against this the city would offset
what it is now paying for water for
hydrants, parks, public buildings, etc.,
In round numbers $100,000, and what
ever surplus revenue might remain
from private consumption over and
above legitimate charges for operating
expenses, depreciation, wear and tear,
Before the taxpayers of Omaha will
be warranted in voting a mortgage
upon their property of not less than
$7,249,959.26, they ought to know
whether there is the remotest chance
of coming out even and, if not. how
much deficit will have to be made up
annually by taxation
In submitting the $6,500,000 bond
proposition members of the Water
board explain that they want to find
out whether the people wlah to com
plete the purchase of the water works
or to compromise with a franchise ex
tension on new terms. It this Is the I
purpose the submission of the proposi
tion in that form will not accomplish
lr. To get such an expression of pub
lic opinion the people should be per
mitted to vote for one ot two proposi
tions either for the bonds or for a
compromise and the terms of the
compromise should be known so aa to
permit otlntelllgent voting.
We realize that this alternative can
not be offered without some prelim
inary legislation. As the law now
atanda the Water board haa no option
but to go on and buy the water works
under the purchase clause, but the
power ought to be lodged somewhere
ltber with the Water . board or
some other authority to negotiate a
compromise proposition. If desired,
subject to final ratification by the
We doubt whether the people of
Omaha wtll want to pay $7.249. tSI.36
for the water works If there Is any
other reasonably satisfactory way out
of the dilemma, which the mismanage
ment of the Water board haa brought
pod them. Before they mortgage
A prominent citizen of Michigan In
sists that he is Insane, but the courts
declare he Is sane. He might work up
s profitable exchange of positions with
Harry Thaw;' ,K
A Marvelous Grip,
In demonstrating that agriculture Is all
the better for having a good secretary and
keeping him steadily at the job, Mr. Wilaon
has scored a grear-succese.
For Home Ceneamptloa.
It Is suspected that the anger of the
congressmen who have been robbed of
their right to name fourth-class postmasters
Is designed mainly for home consumption.
Catching; On Too Rapidly.
Twenty-five per cent of the vote cast
recently In Manila la declared by the
courts to be fradulent Who says that
western civilization is unadapted to the
Experts Knocking Experts.
New York Medical Journal.
A rece.it pronouncement by the board of
"experts" employed by the general gov
ernment to sit In judgment, as It were.
on Dr. Wiley s decisions concerning tne
Innocence or harm fulness of such pre
servatives as sodium bensoate added to
food products put up In cans or jars
must, we think, be looked upon as de
fective Inasmuch as It simply declares
what the board haa not found to be the
results In a set of experiments parallel
with Dr. Wiley's, for It Is generally held
that a single positive observation out
weighs many a negative. Moreover, the
board's experiments extended over a pe
rlod far short of what would generally
be required to prove a negative.
New Mexico would tax the widower as
veil as the bachelor, which Is carrying
things too far. Is a good record to count
Captain William H. Keft of Nahant la a
retired master mariner. He has thirteen
sons; eight of whom are master mariners,
the others follow the sea and live in hope.
Representative Bamuel W. McCall of
Massachusetts may resign soon to accept
the presidency of Dartmouth college. Dr.
McCall graduated from the New Hamp
shire school In 1871 I'ntll his election to
the Fifty-third congress he was editor of
the Boston Advertiser.
Mrs. C. B. Shelton. who. as private sec
retary to Governor Chamberlain of Oregon,
will be in charge of the executive office
when the governor leaves for Washington
to take his seat as senator, has no Inten
tion of making radical changes In the offi
cial policy. As acting governor it is pre
sumed sho will be nonpartisan.
There should be things worth publishing
in the manuscript memoirs left by a print
er's reader In Edinburgh Samuel Klnncsr,
who died recently at the age of ti. His
recollections touch on the literary life of
Scotland during the last seventy-five years.
with comments on the handwriting of
many of the envnenn contributors to
"Mass." aa Blackwood's was called In ha
Kearney Hub: The state senate has done
at least one good thing In palng the bill
to abolish seoret societies In the puhjlc
schools. All other schools maintained by
the state ought to be Included. ,
Lincoln News: The time of the legisla
ture Is taken up for hours listening to or
settling quarrels that might better be set
tled at home. This can be done by an! act
enabling the cltlca to make their own char
ter. Schuyler Free Lance: The present demo
cratic legislature will probably wreck all
hope of continued democratic success In
Nebraska. That la democratic history. The
democrat la a great reformer until he gots
In and then he forgets It.
Falrbury Journal: When It la proposed
to tax money and notes and mortgages. It
Is always argued that It will drive capital
out of the state. The same argument will
hold good with cows. Take the tax off of
cowe and lower the price of milk for the
Seward Blade: Talk about "pie counters!"
This legislature wants to create commis
sions to codify the Statutes to create a new
normal school board, a atate architect and
a state accountant, three boards of control
for state Institutions and an additional food
commissioner and other offices "too numer
ous to mention."
Central City Record: If the legislature
will speedily kill off about nine-tenths of
the bills now before them, pick out a
dosen or so of the most meritorious of
those left, concentrate their energies upon
getting them in good shape, and then pass
them, they may have a gxod excuse for
drawing their Salaries.
Central City Record: There Is a bill be
fore the legislature prohibiting youths un
der 1 or Intoxicated persons from run
ning automobiles. It ought to pass unani
mously. No man would want to ride on a
railroad havtfig a ls-year-old boy at the
throttle, and he has still more strenuous
objections to a drunken engineer,
Norfolk Press: A bunch of people be
sieged Governor Bballenberger with bills,
hymn books, tracts snd teara to move him
to commute a death sentence to imprison
ment for life. He should have dumped the
whole bunch ot them Into the asylum for
the feeble minded. People are doing a
mighty small business when they attempt
to keep a murderer out of hades tem
porarily. Central City Nonpareil: On the theory
that a purchaser haa the right to know
how much of a thing he Is getting for his
money the Nonpareil favors the bill re
quiring newspapers to publish a sworn
statement of circulation. If It has proven
a good thing to brand package of food
products with the quantity they contain, It
ought to prove a good thing to brand news
papers with the circulation they possess.
The advertiser Is entitled to as much con
sideration aa the food consumer!
Bt. Paul Republican: While the Omaha
World-Herald Is running editorials at pres
ent telling what a great man Abraham Lin
coln was let It not be forgotten that eleven
years ago this week Its columns were ramp
ant with abuse of McKlnley because he did
not Immediately declare war against Spain,
and ten years ago this week It was pouring
out Its bitterest attacks against the same
McKlnley ' because - the '"American Soldiers
were In the Philippine. Island upholding the
honor of their country and their flag.
Crete Democrat: Wa are pleased to see
the republican papers like The Be and
Journal shooting the prisoned epithets Into
the present legislature at every move It
makes. It' may cause quite a few, now
smarting under the republican lash, to quit
voting the republican ticket when important
officers like United States senator or con
gressman are to be filled, and In return
get republican votes for some county, town
or precinct offices. These one-sided tradea
have been made by pie hunting democrats
till they have become the,, laughing stock
of the republican leaders.
Beatrice Express: The Oregon plan of
electing United States senators will no
doubt be adopted in Nebraska, There is a
screaming outcry for it especially among
the democrats. With such a law a re
publican legislature would elect a democrat
to the United States senate if he won the
popular vote in November against a man
nominated In a nonpartisan primary, which
the legislative majority Is figuring on and
will probably establish. It would dissolve
party lines. Which would be democratlo,
and would be advantageous to the minority
party, as It was in Oregon.
Kearney Hub: The mania for creating
new offices Is exceptionally acute with the
present legislature. One member proposes
a dentist for the state Institutions, on a
alary, of course, and a fat appropriation
for Instruments of torture. Another mem
ber haa a bill for a state board of horology,
to be appointed by the governor, of course.
and to have charge of watchmakera and
repairers and issue certificates. About the
only thing lacking is a board to oversee
the treatment of corns and chilblains and
to prevent schoolboys from playing keeps
and "wishing" their warts onto some other
Bt. Paul Republican: When the leglsla
ture begins to tinker with the revenue law
of this state then their troubles will begin
In earnest. The revenue laws were placed
there at a time when the assessment rolls
of the state were dwindled to the smallest
possible point, and an attempt to change
back to the old method will bring a short
age. The proposed repealing of the railway
terminal taxation laws, which will allow
the railroads to escape taxation on Its
large depots and shops and yards, will be
another way of tax escaping. If there Is
a change In the revenue laws It should be
a change forward, and not a step backward.
sos, divided a i meet equally among
Americana. Germans, French and Eng
lish. The paper adds. "The only thing I their property with this coloaaat bond
The local Brysntte organ root I a nee
to proclaim its prosperity os Ita front
face ss4 to Uraeal the delay of the
prnty special o lie editorial
I age. Get tegeUaiv
Cabas here la the goveraaseat.' and
suggests that the paaaage of the lai
would mark the final step toward In
evitable ssaesatlos to the raited
Son of the oaiciaU at Waahlagtos
prof to Relieve that the legislation
au they ought to ascertain whether
there la say other way out and
whether or not It la preferable.
No oae has yet undertaken to ei
flaia the Joker la the charter deck,
which, la supposed to enable soiueoae
TUT,. fe -JL-
crcam of tartar, derived solely
a at at a
trom grapes. All the ingredients
of Dr Price's Baking Powder
are printed on the label They
are pure, healthful and proper.
When baking powders are peddled or
demonstrated, examine their labels. You
will find they are not made from cream
of tartar. You don't want them
WASTB IN THE PRINT SHOP.
Tons of taelrss Prod act from the Na
One of the most extraordinary reports
on a government Industry la that from the
Printing Investigation commission relative
to government printing In Washington.
The commission, which consists ot senators
and representatives appointed at the close
of business by congress four years ago,
discloses a riot of wast and profligacy In
the public printing office and In the con
duct of nearly all departments of the gov
ernment which possessed the authority or
th excuse to have documents or books Is
sued at the pubtlo expense.
Nearly every department waa accustomed
to order a huga number of ; volumes or
pamphlets in order to provide always a sur
plus over and above the estimated needs
and demands of the country. The Agricul
tural Tear Book, copies of the Congres
sional Record and the publications of the
geological survey had been pilling tip for
years. The officials In charge of the pub
lications vainly offered them to the docu
ment rooms of other departments and to
more than 8,000 libraries In the United
States, and the offers wera refused. 'They
could not give them away. Finally engi
neers were employed to estimate the bulk
and the weight of the millions of publi
cations and It appeared that the surplus
or waste amounted to 9,500 tons, on which
the government was forced to pay $13,600
a year In storage. The documents would
have filled freight cars enough to make a
train three miles long.
The printing bill had" grown from S300.000
In 1840 to $7,000,000 annually In 1906,,, and
from 1860 to 1900 the Increase had been at
the rate of 70 per cent each year. From
1896 to 1906 the annual bill had Increased by
nearly $4,000,000, or by 102 per cent, and if
the commission had not checked the waste
the bill for the current year would have
been nearly $9,600,000.
A Discreditable Practice.
Some day, perhaps, a law will be en
acted forbidding the selling or trading of
baseball players. Then the managers of
the game will adopt a less commercial term
for the exchange of talent In' their busi
ness. Selling and buying and trading have
a brutal sound, and they need revision.
- When the Senate Moves.
. Philadelphia Press.
It took the senate of the United States
on Friday Just thirty-five minutes to con
sider and pass an appropriation bill cover
ing $160,000,000. Who says the senate Is not
an Industrious body?
LINES TO A LAUGH-
"She Is the greatest one for fids f ever
saw. What has sho got on hand now?"
"1 believe It Is rxilmlelry-," Baltimore
American. . L. ..
"After I do this big Juh fm oh now."
said the confidence man. "I am aolng to re
tire to the shades of prlvnto IKc."
"Yen," observed his pal; "It will be Just
ss well for you to keep shady." Chicago
Tribune. r . - ,. j
"Rome day you may find the public
agreeing with your opinions' ' '
"Yes," answered Senator Sorghus, "and
until that day comes I am going la be
mighty careful about expressing ' them."
Washington Star. '
"Were you hurt' much when the car
"Don't . know yet.. vTrh jiiny hasn't
brought In its verdict." Philadelphia Led
ger. "Are you srolna; to try 'this method of
sleeping in tli open air as- a perma
"No; merely a tent-alive 'remedy.
Philadelphia Press. - -
The shark was reviling the skate.
"You're such a cheap one," tald the
shark. - .
"Worse than that," sighed, the skats.
'I've even been accused of being a dlw
tant relative of yours."
Which- the listening lohsters, being
merely lobsters, considered fairly good
repartee for that locality. Chicago Tri
MAN'S PRIZU SI KKRAtiK PORJI.
Mere man, In the person of Iuts J.
Block, principal of a hih sr-nnul' In Chi
cago, won the prise of $1W recently offered
for the best poem on Woman Suffrage.
Three of the stansas follow:
Lo, the nations have been tolling;, up a. steep
and rugged road, . ,
Resting oft by' stream ant) hioahtali,"bent
beneath the heavy load, ; - ;.
Oaslng toward the coming freedom, from
the anguish and the goad,
t or tho hope has led them on
Mother, prophetess, and holy, through the
ages ot tne cian, '
Uttering words of potent-wisdom-In the
ear of struggling man,
Woman rose and strode beside him mid the
'dangers of the van, . .
Kindling hope that led him on.'
'. . - .
Forth they step and march together, forth
the man and women go,
To the plains of vast achievement, where
unfettered rivers flow.
And their work shall Btand exalted, and
their eyes shall shine and glow,
With the hope that led them on.
"L, P. L.," said to be a Chicago univer
sity professor, ran .a close second. - Here
Is a sample stansa:
Do you hear the surging murmur that Is
filling all the air?
"lis th Mother's loving daughters; they
are whispering their prayer. -They
rre pleading, "O, our brothers, give
us leave your toll to share. . .
And w will right her wrong."
if vNJN. f :v
Th rasar as a root Ball.
New England congressmen are reported
to have agreed with western members to
support lower tariffs upon lumber and
steel In return for western assistance In
putting hide on th free list Th Massa
chusetts shoemakers want free hides, while
Nebraakan want cheaper lumber. Tbsy
appear to concede th principle that blah
tariff makea high prices, which Is on
point gained. In th meantime, th con
sumer's Interests are belag traded upon
whs re heretofore they hav bean tram
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