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Speaking of bard luck, an ossified
man In Chicago fell and broke his leg.
The Indian Is to be removed from
the copper cent. Poor Lo Is rapidly
The funny part about the high price
of wheat Is that It is captured by per
sons who never had any wheat.
The shah of Persia has advertised
a lot of his paintings for sale. His
rug supply must be running low.
Tbey are having an awful time
down In Tennessee trying to find out
whether it is a crime to kill an editor.
Mr. Harrtruan, in a Texts tent, says
he is trying to get close to nature.
Nature will be wise to look up Us rail
roads. It Is not expected that the bank
guaranty law, if passed, will do any
good, and there Is a suspicion that It
may do great harm.
Biiver wag never cut out for a
monetary standard," says the St. Louis
Globe-Democrat. No, It was cut out
as a monetary standard.
It 1b predicted that the legislature
will not remain In session many days
after the pay stops. The hope Is Just
as strong as the prediction.
"Berryman'a filing for mayor will
make the other democratic candidates
loosen up," says an evening paper
Possibly that was the Intention.
Governor Shallenberger's colonels
will have no cause to complain of lack
of exercise If the governor keeps on
accepting Invitations to banquets.
The British suffragettes have re
fused to give bonds for their good be
havior, probably on the theory that a
suffragette la not expected to behave,
It is announced that the trust con
trols 78 per cent of the tobacco out
put of the nation. This, of course,
does not affect the cigarette smokers.
A New York paper Is devoting col
umns to explaining why the Steel
trust cut prices. The simple explana
tion Is that the trust wanted the busi
The World-Herald admits that there
is a possibility of the legislature pass
ing a bill to which Mr. Bryan is op
posed. Somebody's hold must have
The Conistock lode has produced
$600,000,000 In fifty years and the
fact is to be made the occasion for a
celebration. The American hen does
that every year and never crows about
The Detroit Newa wants to know
why school books should cost twice
as much in Michigan as in Indiana or
Ohio. Chances are It is because the
Book trust has found that Michigan is
It la said that Mr. Bryan does not
want to run for president again, but
, wants to name the candidate. In that
:ase we suggest that he name Mr. Taft
- lust for the credit of picking a win
Henry ,' Phtppa. the philanthropist,
baa given Johns Hopkins university
11,000,000 for tho study of Insanity.
If any men from Johns Hopkins are
found hanging around the legislative
kalis their presence will be explained.
The Courts and the Trusts.
Democrats of the Bryan school who
ave been contending that the Judic
iary of the nation was not disposed to
deal severely with any of the unlawful
trusts must find a causo for disap
pointment in the several cases recently
IspoaeS of by the supreme court of
the United States to the marked dis
comfiture of some of the big combina
tions. It Is true that some of the
ntl-trust prosecutions begun within
tho last three or four years have not
been pressed to successful Issue, but
aa rapidly as these cases reach the
federal supreme court they are being
passed upon in a manner that is highly
satisfactory to the administration and
to those who have worked so indus
triously for the curbing of unlawful
combinations and the strict enforce
ment of the federal laws.
In the last decisions of the supreme
court three cases against the New
York Central, charged with rebating,
were decided against the company and
fine of some millions of dollars Im
posed. In one of the cases, the rail
road Offers a new argument to the ef
fect that congress had no authority to
Impute criminal offenses to a corpor
ation, prosecute and convict It on crim
inal charges and Inflict the penalty of
nes, thereby punishing the "innocent
stockholders". and depriving them of
property without due process of law.
The nine Judges of the supreme court
were unanimously against the com
pany, Justice Day holding that where
crime consists in purposely doing
things prohibited by law under pen-
Hy there Is no reason why corpora
tions may not be held responsible and
charged with the purpose and knowl
edge of their agents acting within the
authority conferred upon them." This
appears to be the last recourse of the
corporations that have tried to defeat
the purpose of the Elklns law and the
theory that a corporation can commit
no crime must be abandoned.
The second decision, sustaining the
anti-trust laws of the state of Arkan
sas, is the strongest pronouncement
yet made by the federal supreme court
upon the right of states to define and
regulate the operations of corpora
tions within their borders. In the
case under hearing the supreme court
decided that the state authorities had
full power to call for the books of the
offending company, a packing concern,
and to allow the state authorities to
examine the records for the purpose
of ascertaining whether the state Miws
were being violated, through a combi
nation of packers to fix the prices.
These decisions, coupled with the
rulings in the Missouri and Texas
cases furnish notice to the ble cor
poration that the laws for the protec
tion of the public are valid and that
the disposition of the courts of the
country is in favor of their enforce
ment. The fight has been a long and
tedious one, but the victory is resting
with the people.
Steel Prices and the Tariff.
The somewhat startling develop
ments In the steel war are certain to
have an effect on the attitude of con
gress when the time comes to revise
the tariff at the special session. The
big Steel trust has been the target at
which the darts of democratic spell
binders has been aimed for several'
years and the country has about
reached the conclusion that the tariff
on steel Is something of a luxury, not
needed for the protection of the in
dustry In this country. Mr. Carnegie
and Mr. Gary have done much to
strengthen this opinion by declaring
that the tariff was needed for the
benefit of the struggling Independent
concerns and not for the projection of
the United 8tates Steel corporation.
Mr. Carnegte has declared that the big
company could stand to have the
duties on steel cut in twain. Mr.
Gary, testifying before- the ways and
means committee In December Bald:
As a fair-minded cltlsen, I would have
you impose a . tax which would protect
our competitors, even If we did not need
It Is a fact that we have been friendly
and of benefit to our competitors, not
simply because wa are ao much better than
anybody else, but aa a matter of policy.
It la good business policy for us to pay
heed to others. Including our competitors
and our customers, the government and
the public generally. It is a good business
Conditions have changed since De
cember. The Steel trust refused to
lower any prices and the Independents
co-operated for a time. Recently the
demand of trade have become in
sistent and the independents went Into
business on their own account and be
gan slashing the scheduled prices, as
a result getting the lion's share of the
business. After holding out for
months, the Steel trust decided to get
Into the price slashing game. With
in the last fortnight the trust has cut
prices from 10 to 40 per cerrt on many
lines and its agents have been in
structed to "Get the business." The
war is on in earnest and structural
steel la being offered at lower prices
than have obtained since the organl-
cation of the trust. Just what effect
this cutting will have on the steel busi
ness of the country remains to be de
veloped, but it begins to look very
much like a war for the extermination
by the trust of the independent con
cerns that refused to adhere to the
"gentlemen's agreement" to keep
prices up. That the Steel trust Is in
position to carry on such a war Is In
dicated by the answer of Judge Gary
to the question asked by one of
the ways and means committee,
"Have you such a hold on the market
that you could drive your competitors
out of business?" Judge Gary ans
wered: Quit likely. That may be true. I will
not aay that la la not frue. I will not aay
that in competition wa could not drive a
good many of our competitors cut of busi
ness. When the smoke of the price war
shall have cleared away It may be
seen whether the Steel trust Is In posi
tion to suppress competition and put
the Independents out of business. It
has some marked advantages In this
line of business through Its ownership
of the ore mines, means of trans
portation and different sources of
supply. If It succeeds in killing off
competition at home, congress can do
nothing short of reducing the tariff
on steel to the point of forcing the
trust to come Into competition with
foreign markets In order that the con
sumers In this country may not be
placed wholly at the mercy of one corporation.
Farmers at Jurymen.
Much comment and criticism Is sure
to be heard of the action of Judge
Anderson of the federal court at Chi
cago In dismissing a jury panel com
posed almost entirely of farmers and
Insisting that the panel called to try
the case of the government against the
Standard Oil company should have
some "business men" on It.
- The learned judge did not assert
that the farmers would be prejudiced
against the Oil trust, but no other in
ference from his action Is left. The
question then arlBes, Is the farmer sup
posed to be more prejudiced against
the corporation than business men
would be? Prejudice against the
Standard Oil company is not confined
to farmers or any other class but,
rightly or wrongly, is generally prev
alent. Nor will it be admitted that
business men are any better qualified
than farmers to weigh the evidence
and return a verdict in accordance
with the law and the facts. The aver
age farmer of this day is something of
a business man himself and fully as
competent as the small merchant or
other brand of business man to give
intelligent verdicts when the facts and
the law are before him. One of the
convictions of Caleb Powers, charged
with the Ooebel murder, was reversed
by the supreme court of Kentucky be
cause the trial judge had the attorneys
for the prosecution exclude all re
publicans from the Jury. If the Jury
system is to last Buch rulings as that
of Judge Anderson will have to be
The Bleached Flour Ruling.
The Department of Agriculture is
evidently determined to rigidly en
force Its ruling preventing the bleach
ing of wheat flour. In face of the
strong opposition offered by certain
manufacturers and millers. Secretary
Wilson has made this plain in answer
to a rule to show cause. In the federal
court, why a writ of mandamus should
not be issued to prevent htm from
prosecuting violations of the anti
bleachlng order recently promulgated
by the department.
The mandamus was asked by a St.
Louis concern which alleges that it
makes machinery used In the pleach
ing process, and that If the order is
carried out Kb business will be entirely
destroyed. Secretary Wilson replies
by declaring the request for the man
damus a "meddlesome intrusion" and
stating that flour bleached by the use
of nitrogen peroxide is lowered In
quality and is deleterious to health.
The process, he declares, is a violation
of the pure food law and must be
Taking it for granted that the de
partment is right about the harmful
effects of the bleaching process the
secretary will be commended for en
forcing the ruling. The millers will
not suffer If they are all compelled to
abandon the process and all furnish
flour of the natural color. The makers
of the machinery for the bleaching
process will of course lose, but their
profit or loss should not be considered
when the question of the public
health Is involved.
The Court House Contract.
Opening bids for a million-dollar
public buldlng is a really momentous
occasion in a city the size of Omaha.
It means that the people who make up
the citizenship of the county are In
terested to the extent of authorizing
a very large expenditure for public
uses. It also means that these people
are interested in seeing that the money
they have authorized is properly ex
pended and that full value is given in
the end. It is not anticipated that
any scandal of graft will attach to the
construction of the new county build
ing, but it is certain that the expendi
tures will be carefully scrutinized and
the work of construction will be
watched very closely. This Is not be
cause of any suspicion that may exist
in the minds of the public, but be
cause of the great interest that Is felt
in the work, and because the people
want to see Douglas county have the
very best court house that can be built
under existing conditions for a million
Mr. Bryan's conscience was per
fectly clear when he took m6ney from
Andrew Carnegie, the Ironmaster, but
it rises In mighty Indignation at the
thought of taking money from An
drew Carnegie, the millionaire philan
thropist. Verily, such a conscience is
a good thing for a democratic politi
cian. Just because he appears to have
been neglected and is really entitled
to occasional -mention, it is hereby
announced that James Schoolcraft
8herman will be Inaugurated aa vice
president of the United States at noon
on Thursday of this week. Washing
ton (D. C.) papers please copy.
A citizen Inquires to know of the
Water board what it has done with
the money. This citizen ought to In
terview the Water board's attorneys,
who have taken trips to Europe and
S otherwise disported themselves since
entering Into this profitable employment.
Bishop Scannell might not have
been surprised at the news he received
from home while In mid-ocean, but
this doesn't mean that he was at all
pleased. Omaha would much rather
not get on the wireless report than to
have such a fame.
The Douglas county democrats came
up from Lincoln Sunday to consult the
home folks and returned each more
than ever convinced that he Is righT
and this does not heal the division.
The rule of the people is certainly
wonderful In Its application.
The stock yards delegation at Lin
coln would feel much better If it had
been able to'push the Omaha city
charter a little faster. It looks now
as if the farmers had soaped the track.
It has been decided that the Oil
trust may be fined $720,000 Instead
of $29,240,000. The question Is not
bo much what the trust may be fined
as what It can be compelled to pay.
Mr... Bryan will please notice that
the United States supreme court has
taken whacks at two more trusts. Mr.
Bryan has never had sufficient con
fidence in the Judiciary.
While the price of steel rails re
mains firm steel billets have been re
duced by $16 a ton, so those who do
not care much for rails can gorge
themselves on billets.
Jim Ham Lewis has been posing for
years as a representative of the "plain
peepul," and now some thief comes
along and robs his wife of $10,000
worth of diamonds.
Mr. Franklin MacVeagh will be the
busiest member of Mr. Taft's cabinet
If he succeeds in escaping without
being known as the secretary of the
An Expensive Shady Usrnr.
Isn't Is about time for the railroads to
give up rebating as an expensive as well
as an Illegitimate game? They get caught
aa often as they play it, and the size of
the fines makes large holes In the net
receipts that should go to the stockholders.
There Are Other Ways.
However, If Senator Burkett'a plan for
the readjustment of the senate committees
Is adopted, doubtless the resourceful sena
tors will be able to devise some other means
of being too busy to report a bill that
doesn't appear to be quite timely to the
An Ironical Coincidence.
New York Evening Post.
By an Ironical coincidence the issue of
The Omaha Bee for February 22 printed
next to its account of the mob attack upon
Greeks some selections from Washington's
farewell address, ending with this sen
tence: "It Is, Indeed, little else than a
name, where the government Is too feeble
to withstand the enterprises of faction, to
confine each member of the aoclety within
the limits prescribed by the laws.and to
maintain all in the secure and tranquil en
joyment of the rights of person and prop
New York Tribune.
Congress now tries to lay down a hard
nd fast rule compelling the assignment of
a certain percentage of the marine corps
to battleships and armored cruisers, and
rescinding the appropriation for the sup
port of the marine corps If that percentage
should not be maintained mathematically
for every single day between July 1, 1909,
and July 1, 1910. The Impropriety of such
a provision Is self-apparent. If the battle
ships and armored cruisers do not happen
at any time to carry detachments of ma
rines equal to per cent of their comple
ments, the pay of the whole marine corps
officers and.men for the rest of the year
Is to be forfeited. It la a ridiculous pro
Kernel of the Trouble.
The race war In South Omaha Is an In
dication that the opposition to alien par
ticipation In Industries in the west Is not
confined to Asiatics, but extends to the
most ancient and famous of European civ
ilisations, to a people of a nation that
stood in the forefront of art and letters
when the ancestors of most of us were bar
barians. In our exclusive theories, care has
been taken to differentiate between white
men and" brown or yellow men, but when
we get to the real kernel of this hostile
sentiment we find It appllea to most of the
newcomers, especially to those who work
in groups. The west has ben badly bitten
by this prejudice and seems determined In
many ways to make trouble for the Wash
Bunau-Varllla says the Panama Canal
cannot be built. He seems to aspire to the
Poultney Blgelow class.
Kentucky's governor has pardoned an
editor who has been found guilty of telling
the truth about certain evildoers, this act
of the executive giving morals a consid
On Lincoln's birthday the venerable
Alphonso Steele of Mixta, Texas, sole sur
vivor of th4 battle of San Jacinto, ad
dressed the Teias legislature, at Austin,
by Invitation of that body.
Old uncle Isaac Stevenson still lacks nine
votes of election to the senate in Wis
consin on a nomination which cost him
over $100,000. Some additional charge, per
haps, for delivery of the goods.
Bourke Cochran and Mrs. Cockran like
life at Washington so well that Mr. Cock
ran Is trying to get one of the newly
created Jobs In the Interstate Commerce
commission so that he may stay there
after March 4.
Tyler W. Parker of Montgomery City,
Mo., who has the distinction of setting
type with Mark Twain, more than fifty
years ago, has celebrated his fifty-sixth
anniversary "at the case " and Is probably
the oldest printer in point of service in
the United States.
That foods properly canned do not de
teriorate with age was a statement made
at a dinner of canners In Chicago a few
days ago. "Suppose a customer desired a
can of corn on February 22, I9D," said one
of the speakers, "and was given corn
canned In 1808. It would be rejected with
a demand for' something fresher,' and
although the 18C8 article would be found aa
trash aa that of 1K. It would be lost." It
Is not worth while trying the earning
process on the speaker. Hla freshness will
The Washington Social Brent
f Other Tears and the One
of Thursday Wight.
The huge court of the Pension building
In Washington, the favored home of In
augural balls for twenty yeats past, la
naw being transformed Into a terpsichorean
fairyland by scores of decorators and
drapers. Twenty thousand dollars will be
expended In decorations. Between 7.100 and
in.000 Incandescent bulbs will shed their
lights on the scene. The floral scheme In
cludes Z.OHO blooming plants, 800 cases of
southern amilax, hundreda of blooming
rose bushes and thousands of cut flowers.
The first ball held on the occasion of the
Inauguration of a president in IS09 Just a
rentuiy ago was In honor of Madison's
first inauguration. The ball was held at
Long's hotel, and was a very brilliant af
fair, being, as the records say, graced hy
the "fair sex." Madison was attended by
ex-Fresldent Jefferson, and all the foreign
ministers were present.
At James Madlron's second lnaguratlon,
In 1813. the ball was held at Davis', now
the Metropolitan hotel. It was attended
by the elite of the city, together with all
thoae of high official dignity.
The ball given at the first Inauguration
of James Monroe, In 1817, was also held at
Davis' hotel. It was reported as the
finest company ever assembled In Wash
ington on such an occasion.
The second inauguration of Monroe seems
to have passed unmarked by a ball; at
least there la no printed record of one.
On the occasion of John Qulncy Adams'
Inauguration, In 1825, the ball was held at
the assembly rooms at Eleventh street and
the Avenue. The president attended, and
the ball was a brilliant and select affair.
It was said of J. Q. Adams that he was
the most perfect host, except Millard Fill
more, the north ever gave to the presi
dency until the daya of Chester A. Arthur.
And the ball took much of Its luster from
hla sparkling personality.
At Andrew Jackson's Inauguration no
ball was held, as his wife had recently
died. One cruel historian declares Mrs.
Jackson died of Joy at her husband's elec
tion, but she broke her heart with brood
ing over the slanderous gossip of the op
ponents of "Old Hickory's" campaign.
At the second Inauguration Andrew Jack
son, having lived down his grief, attended
the ball given In honor of the occasion.
It was the finest the country had seen. It
waa held at the Central Masonic hall, on
the north side of Pennsylvania avenue,
nesr Four-and-a-half street. Jackson and
all the foreign ministers were In attend
ance. In 1837 there were two balls held In honor
of Martin Van Buren's Inauguration one
at Carual's fashionable rooms and the other
at the Assembly rooms. The president only
attended the one at Carusi's, and he was
accompanied by public officials and officers
When General W. H. Harrison was in
augurated. In 1841, three balls were held
to celebrate the occasion And the strenu
ous old soldier attended all three of them.
One was held at Carusi's, afterward
Kernan's; one at Central Masonic hall,
later the site of the Globe printing office,
In Pennsylvania avenue, and one at the
Assembly rooms. In Louisiana avenue, be
tween Fifth and Sixth streets northwest.
At tho latter place the general danced
with the charming Mrs. Gales, wife of
Washington's foremost editor.
In 1846 James K. Polk waa Inaugurated,
and two balls, were held, one at the Na
tional theater In Louisiana avenue, the
other at the ever-popular Carusi's. The
price of the tickets at the latter place
for the ball was tlo, an enormous price
for those days, and It is not mentioned thav
Polk attended either'.
President Zachary Taylor had his Inaugu
ration marked by three balls. For the
first time Judiciary square was the scene
of the entertainment. A temporary build
ing, with the Imposing name of Grand
Salon, was erected there. The president
and Vice President Fillmore attended all
Pierce was Inaugurated In 1853, but no
ball waa held probably from sympathy
with the sorrow that clouded his whole
administration. His only son had been
killed at his mother's side. In a railroad
accident two months before, and Mrs.
Pierce waa seriously Injured also. In fact,
she was "a perpetual Invalid for almost
the whole term" In consequence.
James Buchanan took the oath of office
March 4, 1867. The city did honor to the
occasion by a great ball, again In a tem
porary building In Judiciary Square, near
city hall. Thts hall was decorated lavishly
with flags of all nations end the celling be
ing covered with white cloth, studded with
stars of gold. It was considered quit ele
gant In effect. Miss Harriet Lane accom
panied her uncle. President Buchanan,
and the great occasion was long spoken of
by thoae who enjoyed It.
When Lincoln was Inaugurated the first
time the same site was used in Judiciary
square, but Lincoln did not attend and the
ball was so little patronised aa to be al
most a fnllure, but four years later, on
the second Inauguration of Lincoln, the
ball was of the most brilliant character.
The president and his lady were present
and the occasion was long remembered aa
the beginning of a new era In Washing
ton entertainments. This second ball was
held in the model room of the patent office,
the first occasion when a government
building was utilixed for a ball.
When V. 8. Grant was inaugurated, tn
1869, the government again contributed the
use of a building the north wing of the
trcusury department. President and Mra.
Grant and Vice President Colfax and lady
and distinguished officers of the army
and iavy made the occasion unique among
balls In Washington.
But at the ball marking the aecond Irian
guratlon of Grant, though the president waa
no leas the popular hero than before, the
ball was a failure. It had been planned
on a acale of the greatest magnificence. In
a temporary building again In Judiciary
square, but the weather was bitter cold
and the building of such flimsy material
that the participants suffered Intensely
nd retired early.
When Rutherford B. Hayes waa inaugu
rated, in 1877, no ball was held.
When James A. Garfield succeeded him.
four years later, the ball was held in the
unfinished Museum building of the Smith'
r nian institution. This was a beautiful ball
President Cleveland was the first one to
be favored with a ball In the Pun si on
building. More than 8,000 persons attended
the ball, and half as many more wanted
to get into the gorgeously decorated hall
From 1S85 to the present time the Pension
office has been the only place used for
these recurring events.
Merely a Reaalader.
The president of Panama says there are
liars In our national house of representa
tives. We don't believe, however, that he
says It merely for the purpose of furnish
Ing Information that he thinks the people
of this roimtrv lark.
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The only baking powder made
from Royal drape
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11 EI, TED Ol'T BY THE COIRTS.
Draws Teeth of the Penal Knartenent
The ruling of Judge Anderson In the
Standard Oil trial at Chicago as to what
constitutes the unit or separate offense in
preferential rate gives an eminent Illustra
tion of the way In which the law to prevent
such abuses can be reduced to Its lowest
terms by Judicial construction. The ruling
Is not final, even In trial court, but II
gives a very positive Indication of how
that court will finally hold under the
Grosscup decision, and the difficulty of
getting the Grosscup ruling reviewed by
the supreme court has already been notably
It may be accepted, therefore, as prac
tically settled that the law for the north
western circuit is that the unit Is neither
the carload nor the tralnload shipment,
but the entire total of shipments between
the dates at which the railroad and the
favored shipper make flnAl and full settle
ment of freight hills. It Is self-evident
that this construction reduces the maxi
mum penalty to a limit that constitutes
no deterrent to the practice. All that Is
neceseary Is to extend the co-operation be
tween railroad and favored shipper that
always exists ln such cases to make the
settlements so far apart that the profit
from the rebate shall be greater than the
fine, even If all the canes of rebating are
We do not undertake to dispute with
district end circuit courts that this is a
possible construction of the law. It has
to be conceded that the act contains no
express provision that either the carload
or train load shall be the unit. But what
can be affirmed Is that congress in passing
the act understood that the carload was al
ready established as the unit. If we are
not mistaken cases have been affirmed by
the supreme court In which the carload
unit) has been so taken.
Two other things are equally Indisput
able. One Is that this construction draws
the teeth of the penal enactment against
rebating. The other Is the obvious import
ance of having this point settled by a
direct ruling of the supreme court, no that
the law, whatever It la, shall be known
and uniform In all Judicial districts.
Notable Feature nf the Present Trade
The most notable feature of the trade
improvement now In progress throughout
the United States Is that of construction
We refer not only to the vaat schemes
of the great railway systems, which are
so far advanced as to call for almost Im
mediate orders for material and supplies,
but to the building operations In the great
cities, the extensive governmental, na
tlonal, state and municipal outlays for
,varlous public enterprises, and the many
millions of dollars of construction entered
Into by private Investors In electric work
and the other mlllloms by Individual owners
throughout the agricultural districts for
home and farm betterments.
These In the aggregate swell the Invest
ments and the current and future expendi
tures to a tremendous aggregate and be
token an energy and a seild wave of prog
ress of greater force and wider spread com
pass than this country has. ever witnessed
In Its history.
It Is true that the manufacturing dis
tricts are unsettled by the proposal of tariff
revision, and probably will be so until
after definite action has been taken thereon
Once that la out of the way the pent
up cash In the banks belonging to manu
facturing corporations will be loosened up
and rapidly find Its way through the thous
ands rivulets to the great stream of active
money and general circulation.
It will then be advance all along the line
tn financial, commercial and Industrial af
fairs. The reports of all the business agencies
show a solid, safe and sure foundation for
legitimate business enterprises.
The life blood, nay, It may be termed,
the whole body of sound business, Is de
pendent upon full and ample supply of
cash to uphold and sustain the volume and
force of trade movements.
That this country posserses now in greater
amounts than ever before, and the best
assurance of all Is that the amount of
actual money In our circulation Is steadily
It seems now that as spring opens up
the worklngmen of the country will be fully
employed, and employed by July In greater
numbers than even before the late mone
There exista no doubt of the splendid
condition of the agricultural districts.
Those districts through their prosperity
Let 'cm come
lasts. You can't set
a limit to a griddle
cake appetite when
Kuo on the table.
The best syrup for every purpose.
log and aodf
Viralthful and nutri
when raised with
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have carried tha whole country safely '
through period of weakness In the cities
that would have proved disastrous to thf
republic but for the extraordinary finan
cial atrength. of the farmers. .Now that the
cities are forging ahead In conjunction with
the country It gives a certainty and com
plete assurance of fine times.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S RECORD
A Great Champion and Exemplar of
In many details of hla multifarious art! v.
Hies Mr. Roosevelt has erred. To err I
human. He has fallen short and failed. He
has never faltered. Aa Lincoln did before
him, he has known how to meet overmas
tering necessity with opportunism, but he
has not taken his eye from his choaen goal
nor relaxed the iron of his determination.
His devotion to the national Ideal; his
fervent patriotism, have been an Inspira
tion to his generation and . will be a last
ing example to posterity. No president
no patriot has ever put away power In a
nobler spirit nor with a firmer will than
he when he refused 8T re-eloctlon that
would have come In spite of reiterated
pledge and refusal had he not opposed to
It the full force of his .Influence. A great,
champion, conservator' and exemplar tfl
American democracy, Theodore Roosevelt
has been the captain of his people, and In
the house of the lowly, as In the house of
the strong, he has been the mighty prophet
of a better day. "
Two muscular Individuals were hammer
ing at each other in the ring.
' Horrible!" ejaculated a .tender-hearted
"Horrible, nothing," said a regular pa
tron. "If you want to see a real scrap get
next to them when, they divide tha purse."
Mrs. Jawback I Suppose you consider
your Judgment far superior1 to mine?
Mr. Jawback No, my. dear. We proved
the contrary when we chose to marry each
other. Cleveland Leader.
"Did you ever vote for-anything you did
"Yes," answered Senator Sorghum. "By
avoiding too Intimate a knowledge of some
matters I have been able tn vote without
too much wear and tear on my conscience."
Washington Star., ;
Facetious Foreigner Aw, ' me good man.,
pardon my Ignorance -of .' geography, but
will you kindly tell. me what the capital u'J
this country It? ".' ,
Solemn-Faced Yankee d've forgot how
much It is, mister, but Plerp Morgan hs.
the handlln' of most of ft, I believe. Chi-1
csgo Trlbunev '- t-t Ju4i-fu.
"No," said the candid .kleptomaniac,
"when I'm arrested for pilfering I never
give my real name. It would compromise
too many people.
"Indeed, and what la your name?" In
quired the magistrate. '
"John Smith." Philadelphia InqulrfT
"I can't understand how you tell the
age of a horse by looking at his teeth,"
said the city girl.
"I cant tell Jlst exactly," replied the old
farmer. "But If he lies false teeth I know
he ain't no colt.". Chicago News.
"There Is one thing1 which Is puxxllng
me," said Nettle, pensively.
"What Is that?" asked Pauline, helpfullv.
"Whether or not," replied Nettle, with
far-off speculation In her eyes, "the navy
widows wear sea weeds. "--Baltimore Amer
ican. "What do you think of the claim they
are putting forth now, that Adam waa a
democrat? asked the doctor.
"Well," said the professor, after a pro
found mental struggle ' with "the question,
he seemed to be opposed to a centralised
government, and In carrying out his theo
ries he certainly did raise Cain." Chicago
The new Direct oira
Gowns are gone.
And In their place
The softest lawn
Doth wrap fair Phyllis
Her snowy shoulders
Of tha peek-a-boo
At the sight of you;
There la a wondrous
Light that lies
And wlmplea In
Fair Phyllis' eyes.
And Phyllis' cheeka
Art round and fair,
And there Is gold
In Phyllis luilr.
And there's a dimple
Her rounded, saucy,
Her teeth are rows
Of rarest pearls.
And ahe's the sweetest
Of all girls!
I shall not see
Thoae charms again
Till winter time
Comes drifting In;
For summer's here.
My eyes can cruise
No higher than
tint: toe, 25c, 30c
rtdpei for coat-
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