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THK BEK: OMAHA. TUESDAY. APRIL 6. 1900.
The Omaha Daily Bee.
rot'NDEO BT EDWARD ROPEWATER.
VICTOR ROSE WATER. EDITOR.
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STATEMENT Or CfRCVI-ATION.
State of Nebraaka. Douglas County, ee:
rtenrg B. Tvachuck. treaaurer of The Bee
Publishing company, being duly awom, aaya
that the actual number of full and complete
c-.fle of Th Dally. Morning. Evening and
S'tndav Bee printed during the month of
March, 1S'. was aa follows:
1 ,B8 17 M.ttO
J 3,1M ' 1 ,30
St.300 " ' 1 39,000
4 3fl,t80 " 0 8,380
li 38.930 Jl CT.BSO
,T10 2! S,t80
s7.ooo :i a,70
n 38.40 2t 38.830
38,100 it ;840
10 38.09O II 38.360
11 38,830 27 1.630
12 38,878 8 37.400
IS 38.100 2 38,030
14 87,300 SO 38,870
U 38.880 SI 44,300
Lesi unaold and returned coptea.. 10,335
Net total 1,187,155
Oaily a vera g 38,817
(JEORQE B. TZSCHUCK, Treaaurer.
Subacribed In my preaence and aworn to
before me. thla lat day of April, 19.
M. P. WALKER.
(Seal) ' . Notary Public.
WHEW OUT. Or .TOWN.
Sabaerlker leaving the -It tem
porarily ahoald have Tb Re
matted to them. Address will be
tli aa often aa requested.
Those double-shotted editorials of
the Double-ender ought to do It.
Princeton students threaten to
Ktrlke against Dr. Patton'a brand of
Just because we have a warm day
in April does not make It safe to let
the furnace Are go out.
As a long distance runner Craiy
Snake can give the Marathon Contest
ants a handicap and win.
(low have the mighty fallen. A
Cincinnati policeman has arrested ex
Boss Cox for shaking dice.
' ' !' " 1 "
A voice from a Mississippi planta
tion: "I am glad I am not in Gov
ernor Shallenberger's shoes."
If morse comes to worst, the street
railway company will have to put owl
cars on the Council Bluffs line.
It is time for that asphalt repair
plant to start up if Omaha ia to avoid
being known again as the "holey
A Denver paper has a two-column
article trying to tell why people die in
that city. Must be because they have
nothing else to do.
If the voters had the power of recall
bo many of that Douglas county
bunch of democratic lawmakers would
be permitted to retain their official
The Commercial club is after 1,000
members, but will not draw the line
there, so no one otherwise eligible need
hesitate for. fear of finding the Hat
A Nevada mining broker haa been
indicted, ob the charge of swindling.
What is the matter, did he by mistake
let one of the home gang bite on one
of his schemes? .
The boy and a cigarette haa been
substituted for the man with a lantern
as the, handy excuse for every fire
v which no one la able to account for in
any other manner.
The operation performed on former
President' Caatro of Venezuela while
in Berlin did not relieve him of the
hallucination that he is still among the
live ones politically.
How fortunate for the democratic
congreesman from this district that the
extra session demands his presence at
Washington while the municipal cam
paign is on in Omaha.
It was n long time coming and the
police have had taiany fruitless runs,
but the automatic burglar alarm at the
public library has at last been instru
mental 10 catching a thief.
Kentucky Night Riders sre sgaln
destroying tobacco beds. For a state
where the Star-Eyed Goddess of Re
form is supposed to have ita home
Kentucky is doing right well.
Amosg other things that bloom In
the spring In .Omaha are the bill
boards that disfigure nearly every
street. The first step toward a more
beautiful city is repression of the
Colorado's democratic legislature is
Just winding up Its aesalon. and if ita
own party papers are to be believed,
has done no better than Nebraska a.
Democracy is always Jong on promises
avnd snort on f ulflllment-
Up Against It.
We are really aorry for Governor
Shallenberger, because be has ben put
up against It so hard by the action of
the legislature In sending to him the
daylight saloon bill and then adjourn
ing, so as to load him with the full re
sponsibility for Ita final enactment.
The lawmakers have left the governor
between two fires and be la sure to be
scorched whichever way he turns.
During the campaign last fall, The
Bee emphasized the fact that Governor
Shallenberger's success In soliciting the
support of the liquor Interests and the
antl-saloonists at the same time was
bound to result In disappointment to
one or both. The Personal Liberty
leagues organised by the liquor peo
ple went valiantly to the front for the
democratic ticket and were re-enforced
by the dastardly attacks of the antl
saloonists upon Governor Sheldon con
tained in the Elmer Thomas letters.
In the meantime, Mr. Shallenberger
was appealing for votes on two plat
forms one under the populist label,
promising county option, and the other
carrying the democratic brand, pre
senting a home rule clause for the
Personal Liberty leaguers.
The governor, doubtless, felt secure
In the belief that no county option bill
would ever get past the legislature to
make him decide which promise be
would keep and this expectation he has
realized. But while escaping the
county option puzzle, the daylight sa
loon bill has sent him to an unlooked
for Bcylla and Charybdls.
Governor Shallenberger Is entitled
to deep sympathy.
Where the West Needs Influence.
Of the thirteen members of the rivers
and harbors committee of the last
house of representatives six failed of
re-election to the present house, all of
the latter being republicans. There
is keen rivalry for ttve vacancies on
this committee and the west particu
larly Is active in the 'effort to secure
representation that will offset the
domination of the seaboard and lake
The action of the last congress indi
cates plainly that if the upper Mis
souri river Is to secure anything sub
stantial its friends must assert them
selves inside the committees. The last
appropriation for the entire river,
which is 2,200 miles long, was only
$555,000 and the bill was so worded
that it is apparent the in tent I oh was
to expend practically all of that sum
on the comparatively short reach of
the stream from its mouth to Kansas
City. This was accomplished through
the efforts of Congressman Ellis of
Kansas City, who failed of re-election
to the present house. Not only does
the wording of the rivers and harbors
! bill reflect this purpose, but the re
moval of the engineer's office from
Sioux City, where it had been for
years, to Kansas City, confirms the
The tendency of water traffic 'is
strongly directed toward the gulf ports.
In total value of exports and imports
Galveston and New Orleans now out
rank all of the Atlantio ports except
New York, having passed Boston,
Philadelphia and Baltimore. This is
practically all delivered by rail at pres
ent. With the Improvement of river
navigation a large portion will go to
tidewater by boat and increase from
year to year. The gulf is the natural
outlet for the exports and inlet for
the imports of the great central val
leys. The west is entitled to full con
sideration in the work of the general
government for the improvement of
waterways and can secure it in only
one way by the Influence of strong
representation on the rivers and har
bors committee, which practically dic
tates the distribution of the appro
priation. Knowing the situation confronting
ub, the uprlver cities must see to it
that they are not left out in the cold In
congress. With navigation possible to
St. Louis and Kansas City and the
embargo of a vagrant channel from
there on up, Omaha, Sioux City and
other towns would find their trade
territory cut from under them by the
superior advantages in rates offered
by water competition at the down
river points. If these northern cities
and territory tributary want the ad
vantages of water transportation they
must equip tnemseives witn an arm
on the committee long enough to reach
into the appropriation.
A Campaign Canard Befnted.
In the campaign preceding the noml
nation of William H. Taft for the
presidency by the republicans, oppo
nents in his own party made much of
the charge that bis nomination was
being forced by federal office holders
under the dictation of Theodore Roose
velt. The charge was reiterated ao
often it la fair to presume aome who
made it brought themselves to believe
it and doubtless convinced others who
had no means ot knowing the truth.
The National Civil Service Reform
league set about Investigating the re
ports and the conclusions of Its in
vestlgating committee have Just been
made public. They constitute a com
plete vindication of the Roosevelt ad
ministration as to coercion and also of
the charge that federal officials dic
tated the nomination of Mr. Taft.
In the language ot the commission,
"Evidence to sustain the charge Is
wholly lacking." On the contrary, ap
pointments preceding the campaign
were made precisely ss they had al
ways been, in the unclassified service
on the recommendation of congress
men and senators and in the classified
service aa usual entirely independent
of political influence. In. the repub
lican national convention the ratio of
federal office holders, as compared
with previous conventions, was small.
The only exception was in the delegates
from the south. Here, ss In previous
conventions, the percentage of officials
waa much higher than in the north
for the good and sufficient reason that
to eliminate the federal office holders
In the south Is to eliminate a
large per cent of the re
publicans of thst section who hsve
influence and character sufficient to
entitle them to membership in such
a convention. With the delegates from
the south altogether eliminated, Mr.
Taft would have had votes more than
enough to nominate him and thus Is
removed even the slightest foundation
for the charge that he owes hla po
sition to the federal brigade.
The committee took time enough to
make Its investigations to enable It to
reach an intelligent conclusion and the
report Is made at a time sufficiently
removed from the campaign to free
it from the suspicion even of political
expediency, even if the character of
the membership were not euch as to
render it above such a suspicion. The
election established the wisdom of Mr.
Taft's nomination and an unbiased in
vestigation haa vindicated the man
ner In which the nomination was made.
William A. Poynter.
The death of ex-Governor William
A. Poynter comes as a shock to the
people of Nebraska not only by reason
of its suddenness, but also because of
its tragic character. Although his 'de
mise is due to entirely natural causes,
the fact that he was stricken while
pleading for a law promoted by the
temperance advocates, will surely en
velope him with an atmosphere of
Looking backward. William A.
Poynter secured his prominence by
elevation to he high office of gov
ernor on the wave of populism that
swept over Nebraska In the early
nineties, and he was the last of the
populist governors before the wave re
ceded. As governor Mr. Poynter filled
the position to the best of his ability,
but left no deep imprint on the legis
lation or administration ot the state.
Since his retirement to private life
he haa been but little active In politics
and public affairs. He had made few
enemies and will be mourned by many
Sample Eailroad Financiering.
The proposed plan of reorganization
of the Chicago Great Western railway
Is a fair sample of the present day
system of railroad finance. The road
went into the hands of a receiver for
the sufficient reason that It could not
meet its obligations. It Is now pro
posed to pay $10,000,000 of the $13.
000,000 of the floating debt by an as
sessment upon the holders of the de
benture bonds, scaling the amount of
preferred stock slightly and Increas
ing the amount of common stock. The
substitution In small part of common
stock for interest bearing debentures
and a reduction In total capitalization
of $13,000,000, or from $116,000,000
to $102,000,00, represents the sum
total of the water which Is to be
squeezed out in the bankruptcy court.
The New York Commercial, one of
the best authorities In the country,
figures that, on this basis for the best
year in its history the company would
have been able to pay only 2.2 per
cent on its preferred stock, which Is
entitled under the terms of its issue
to 6 per cent, and nothing on its com
mon stock, which Is to have a face
value ot $45,252,666. Even this small
return ia on the basis of a mainte
nance charge of only $895 per mile on
the main line and $390 per mile on
the subsidiary lines.
Instead of squeezing the water out
of the concern now when there is a
chance, the reorganlrers propose to
continue the capitalization of future
prospects with stock, whose only
value Is to be manipulated by specula
tors, while the public foots the bill.
So long as railroads can make a show
ing of nondlvldend earning capital Just
bo long will the courts stand as a bar
under present rulings, to the readjust
ment of rates to a figure demanded
by. the public. In addition, the over
burdened companies are not only un
able by reaaon of financial weakness
to give service to communities which
they serve, to which they are in Jus
tice entitled, but also unable to exert
any effective competition on other
During his recent visit to Nebraska
Senator Burkett waa surprised at the
number of people here waiting on nlra
with reference to the tariff bill, in
which they are interested. In other
words, while Nebraska is pre-eminently
an agricultural state. It already has
the beginnings of great manufacturing
industries. It Nebraska could trans
form the bulk of the raw material It
produces Into the finished product It
would double and treble the value of
its annual output.
The tailora recently held a conven
tion in New York and aettled every
thing regarding the apparel of men
except the momentous question how to
make a new spring suit out of an
empty pocket book.
The number on the rear end of an
automobile is a good thing in its way,
but a man who has been run over by
a machine weighing upward of a ton
muat have first-class recuperative pow
ers if he comes to in time to recognize
Hadley, Mass., la preparing to cele
brate the 150th anniversary of the ap
pearance of the angel of that town.
It angel visits came that far apart In
the theatrical world the unsuspecting
public would be spared many an afflic
tion. The president of Nicaragua is the
latest aspirant for a brush with the
Unsolicited Advice to Omaha
Kanaaa City Journal.
A rumor cornea from Omaha that that a balance of bond indebtedness for water
municipality la ronalderlns the advisability purpoaea of S3.49i.0oo. When we add the
of acquiring and operating Its water eye- S1.600.CM) which the city la expected to vol
tern. Mayor Crittenden haa been asked thla spring It make a total water worka
to tell what he knowa about Kanaaa Clty'a lndbledneea of 4,99j,rt.
experience In the water worka buelnes. Bad aa la the above allowing. It does not
and ha hue gracefully aideeteppad yet exhauat the melancholy recoid of debt.
He turned the matter over to the city romp- An annual tax levy haa been made for ten
troller. who aaya ha will report that the yeara to provide for a sinking fund and
experiment of municipal ownerahlp In Kan- to pay Interest on the bonded indebtednees
aaa City haa been a good thing. of the plant. The levy started In 180 at 1
The average cltlsen of Kanaaa City will mill. In IHUC It waa 3 mill, and the laat
amlle grimly at any attempt "to set up the report shows that the levy la now 1H
local water worka system aa a model In- mills. During all thla time the plant waa
vestment, especially In fax of the bond being Improved and extended, and in the
election within a few weeaa to vote Sl.u"0.- nature of things It should' hsvs been pay
000 to keep the ayetem in half way decent Ing ita running expenses at least. But no.
shape. Ever since the Kanaaa City water While the city waa paying the annual In
plant waa purchaaed. In September, U9n. terest upon a huge debt and Issuing bonds
at a coat of $3,100,000. it has been a con- from time to time to keep up the plant,
t nual burden which haa drained the city the ayetem waa losing money and the In
treasury and the pocketbooka of the clll- eurance companlea raised their ratea be
sena without Interruption. Soon after the cause of the poor aervlce.
flrat bond laaue of S3. 100.000 the city waa A private corporation, properly regulated,
compelled to laaue mora bonds to get con- woukt have given the city decent aervlce,
trol of a lot of old and practically worth- extended that service to ell the outlying
lesa maina in Weatport, which town had districts, paid the Interest upon Its own
been taken Into the city. A few yeara after bonds from Ita revenuea and at the aama
the Weatport bond laaue the city put out time have given the people of Kanaaa City
SI. 100,000 "improvement" bonds, which an abundance of water at traa cost than
brought the total bond expenditure to now. That la the answer to the Omaha In
$4,275,000. Tha last report of the water de- quiry. If Omaha la looking for trouble, it
partment ahowa that the total bonda le- should buy its water worka by all means,
deemed amounted to $7S,Ono. which leaves
The Two Horns
While the democratic presa of thla atate
la tearing ita linen In trying to see which
can ay the mean ant things about Howell,
Ransom,' et al., whom they claim have aa
duced the Nebraaka legialature. and made
of It a legislative body which did the bid
ding of tha corporations, let ua aee what
onuses might have prevented this.
It waa often aald during the last cam
paign that If Bryan were elected president,
he would be. able to manage congreaa.
Bryan himself In hla speeches declared that
the effect of the election would be euch
that If he were elected congreaa would
bow to public opinion and allow him to
have his way. This was the argument
on which he baaed thla claim for elec-
Well, the election went that way In the
state of Nebraaka. Here the party ot
which W. J. Bryan ia the head, and which
he absolutely bosses In thla stale, elected
a legislature. Burely If Bryan could handle
United States and other nations of full
grown sixe. He can get an accurate
idea of the ultimate result of such a
course by following the career of one
Few people realize how big tire
creamery interests at umana nave
grown In the comparatively short time
that the centralixed stations have been
doing business. An Omaha butter ex
change and an Omaha butter market
with price quotations recognized all
over the world will eventuate before
many more years roll by.
Federal statistics show that the
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over the southTiaa brought In its train
an increase la activity by makers of
moonshine whisky. When the law
attempts to Interfere with the time
honored custom ot the southern moun
taineer of filling up and shooting holes
in his neighbor it is undertaking a
Twelve weeks has been consumed
securing ten of the twelve men to try
a San Francisco boodler. If the sen
tence Is in proportion to the time con
sumed in the trial the prisoner will
have to serve out a part of his sen
tence In the next world.
Strictly Private Affair.
Aa we interpret it. Mr. Harriman con
the Issuance of railroad aecuritles
none of the people's bualneas because all
they have to do with them la to put up
tha money that they are auppoaed to rep
resent. Tie Cam oat This Tale.
Mr. Harriman ohaiacterlsea aa foolish
h. rennrt that ha intends to aive up some
of the preaidenclea he holda. In fact, he
wiahea to have It underatooa tnat ne couio
if naceaaarv officiate In hla present presi
dential office with one hand tied behind
Aaubaaaadaraklp Paaaed t .
Springfield (Mass) Republican.
Now that Prealdent Bllot haa declined
the British ambaaaadorahlp, it l possible
to be reconciled to Ms decision. Hla yeara
r future uaefulneaa will ba paaaed rUht
here at home, and Maaaaehuaetta, New
England, th whole United Blatea will get
the Immediate benefit of the work which
he haa marked oul for hlmaelf. The am
bassadorship, after all, la mainly a bit of
international window dreaalng.
Oprs Ways for Water.
Mr. Harriman, returning from hia pro
tracted "vacation," unblushingly proposes
the combination of all the railroads in the
l ulled States. Hla benevolent plea la that
the atrong roads would exercise fatherly
protection over the weaker, and all of
them together could float a few billions
of new aecurltlea "for needed improve
ments." We suppose in tha uaual Harriman
proportion of actual capital and water.
What the TraIHe Will Bear."
San Francisco Chronicle.
The fee of $50,000 asked by the laie E.
J. Baldwin's physician for twenty-nine
consecutive days and nights' attendance
during the turfman'a laat Illness seems like
pretty good pay. Even allowing the dou
ble sblfl of two daya' work for each iwen-ty-four
hoars, it makes about II, (cm) a day.
However, "Lucky" Baldwin waa a good
spender, and he probably wouldn't have
grudged the amount for any extra long
evity It brought him.
Tb Weak Aaalaat the Mighty.
The revolt of Craxy Snake against Hie
government of Oklahoma seema a pic
turesque, almost mirthful, eplaode to the
vaat majority of the American people, but
no ona. however gifted, could write a com.
plete and entirely truthful account of
Ctasy Bnake'a uprising without reviewing
tha history of tha L'nited Siatea, particu
larly that part of It that deala with the
frontier, during the past century and a
quarter. The old redskin haa a certain
historical algnificance and he la. after all,
a "heap eight" bigger historical figure
than moat of our aldermen or mayors.
of the Dilemma
the legislature of the I'nited Slates, he
would be able to easily handle the legis
lature of one little state, and his home
atate at that.
But tha democratic press over the slate
aaya and claims that Ransom, Howell, et
al., have controlled the legislature and de
livered It, soul, body and britches to the
Has Bryan handled It? If he has. then
the claim that Bryan la a man opposed to
corporatlona ia wrong- Haa Bryan failed
to handle hla own party In hia own atate?
Then he certainly would be entirely unable
to handle hla own party In the entire
People can believe either of the two
tilings that they wish. They muat believe
one of the two. Our own Idea la that
Bryan did handle thla legislature, and that
he handled It through Ransom, Howell,
Matters of Interest On and Back
f tha riling Line Cleaned front
tha Army and Wavy Xtagleter.
The-chief signal officer of the army ex
pects to soon commence aeronautical oper
ations at Fort Myer, Va., for the purpose
of training signal corpa men. Free and
captive balloons and the Baldwin dirigible
lalloon will be used. I'nder extension of
time made last fall, official trials of the
Herring aeroplane are due to be com
pleted at Fort Myer by. about May 28. and
of the Wright aeroplane by about June .
The army medical corpa has never lacked
i for so many Junior officers aa la now the
j situation in that branch. There are more
I than loo vacancies. The next examination
of candidates will be held on July 12 and
there are already fifty applications on file.
There are thirty students offlcera at Ihe
Army Medical School at Washington who
will be finally examined In June with a
view of appointment aa flrat lieutenant and
The assislant comptroller of the treasury
haa decided that an officer of the army
serving beyond the limlta of the alatea, aa
an acting commissary, ia entitled to ten
per cent increase on the one hundred
dollars a year provided by law for such
aervlce. He would, therefore, be entitled
to ten per cent inrrcase of hla pay baaed
upon the whole amount received aa pay.
Thla would Include the amount added to the
pay of offlcera below the grade of major
who are required to be mounted and fur
nish themselves with one or two horses.
The transcontinental movement of
troops recently afforded an opportunity to
practlcaly teal the new kitchen car and
detachment mesa car, converted from
tourist sleepers by the Pullman company
for that military pur rose. It haa been
found Impracticable to build the specially
deaigned kitchen car. aa auggeated by ;
aome army offlcera. The coat would be
too great and ita use too infrequent to
Justify the expense. The kitchen car haa
been made by taking a aixteen-sectlon
tourist car, removing two of the sections,
snd installing a range and cooking equip
ment sufficient to provide food for 800 men.
Such a car added to a troop train an
swered all the purpoaea of furnishing
cooked food during long trips. The detach
ment mesa car haa been obtained by utilis
ing a fourteen-aection tourist car In which
a buffet kitchen waa Installed St ona end.
Thla outfit furnlehea food for forty men.
who would travel In the car. and will be
used on occasions of the tranaportatlon of
detachments aa distinguished from the
larger commands requiring several cars or
a whole train. The Pullman company haa
filled out ffiteen of the kitchen cars and
five of the olher oars and will have them
ready for use whenever there Is need of
them by the army, uaing them on other
occaalons In olher forms of passenger
The comptroller has decided a question
aubnilttil to him by the secretary of war
respecting the payment of henefit to
properly designated persona In tha case of
I oflcera and enlisted men who die aa a r
j aul of disease or injuries contracted In
line of duty. The question waa preclpi
j tated by the discovery of two conflicting
clausea in the army appropriation at t of
March S. In one rase the payment of the
benefit waa made to devolve on no other
restriction than that the fatal illness and
injury should not be due to the careless
ness of the oficer or enllsed man. The ap
propriation which waa muds available for
the puiose of the ht-ncflt, however, waa
expressed In the phraseology of the orig
inal authority in the army appropriation
act of I9C. which restricted the causes of
death to "line of duty." The comptroller
haa now decided t hat the broader Inter
pretation la applicable in all raaea which
occur between March S and July I. 1W8. but
that after the latter date the payment of
the benefit ran only be nude where tha
death of an officer or enlisted man results
from wounda or diaeaae contracted in lha
line of duty. The comptroller aaya that
ether cases may be considered aa furnishing
'"valid claims " bu'. Inasmuch aa It would
take two years to get a settlement of these
claims, tha purpose of the Uglslatlon. that
of having the benefit immediately available
when it Is most needed, will be, of course,
i actire pi
and heaithfulnets, to
insures wholesome and deli
cious food for
J'ldge Sulsbciger of Philadelphia enter
talna the Idea that pedestrians haye righta
the chauffeurs are bound to reaped.
Mr. Newberry, the last secretary of the
navy under President Roosevelt. has
achieved popularity in Michigan by saying,
when offered a high place In the diplomatic
service. "No plush pants for me."
Several persona claiming to he the kid
naped Charley Ross have bobbed up In
various parts of the country, each dis
playing strawberry marks to prove their
Identity. The detectives employed In the
famoua case evidently did not sequester all
of the Ross family estate.
Jacob M. Dickinson, secretary of war.
will be the guest of honor at the Hamil
ton Club's Appomattox Day banquet at
Chicago. April 9. Among others who will
attend are Governor Deneen, General Fred
erick D. Grant, Senator Borah of Idaho,
and Senator Smith of Michigan.
Thomaa A. Edison haa been presented
the Adelsklold gold medal for his Inven
tlona In . connection with the phonograpli
and the Incandescent light, by the Royal
Academy at Stockholm. The medal is con
ferred only once In ten years. It wis
handed to Minister Graves for transmis
sion to Mr. Edison.
Philadelphia papers say that gossip in
railroad circles there has it that John P.
Green, first vice president of the Penn
sylvania, railroad, who recently retired
will receive a pension of $13,300 annually
for the real of hla life. Mr. Green had been
In the Pennsylvania's service for forty-four
years and retires under the 70-year age
limit established by the company.
That the beat way to ret rid of a blue
law la to enforce It la the Idea of the mayor
of an Ohio town. who. when urged to
stop certain bualneta and newspapers on
Sunday, went the limit and ordered all to
be marked for arrest who worked on Sun
day for pay. Including sinners and organ
ists In the churches, street car men and
telephone operators. In short, he made a
Will the Women Rise I pf
If the women of the country rise up as
one woman against the glove and hoaiery
schedules of the tariff bill they may, with
out achieving a direct victory, cause a
great deal of unpleasantness later. To
have kid gloves as cheap aa possible is
one of woman's rights which Intelligent
atatesmen respect. Irocedenta ought to
favor concession, for the discontent of
housewives with the McKlnley bill Is gen
erally understood to have had much to do
with the democratic landslide in 1890.
Wicked democrats are said to have made
the most of their opportunities by aendlng
through western siatea pcdlera whose wares
were marked up to prohibitive prices "on
account of the McKlnley tarlfr." The
amaied and Indignant housewife Immedi
ately became an active agent for "tariff
It had been confidently expected that
Mr. Taft's administration would be con
spicuous for the wisdom shown by the
executive In nominating federal Judges,
but It had not been auppoaed that senators
would ao aoon and ao sharply be told by
the president that they need expect no
sharing by him with them or with con
gressmen of hla responsibilities in the
matter. The people will welcome thla dec
laration, for it ahowa that we are to have
Judge-made Judges, not political or class
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription
la th boat of all medioiaes for the cur of disease ,
disorders and waakaeesee peculiar to women. It is tha
oaly preparation of its kind devised by a regularly gradu
ated pkvsiciaa-ao experienced and skilled specialiat in
th diseases of women.
It is safe medicine ia any condition of the system.
THE ONE REMEDY which contains- no alcohol
and bo injurious habit-forming drugs and which
rentes no eravinf for suob stimulant.
THE ONE KEMF.DY so good that it nvkr
are not afraid to print ita every ingredient on
ash outside bottle -wrapper aad attest to the
truthfulness of th same under oath.
It is sold by medicia dealers everywhere, snd any desler who hasn't it eaa
let it. Don't take a substitute of unknown composition for this medicine or
snow composition. No counterfeit is aa good aa the genuine and the druggist
who aaya something else is "just as good ea Dr. Pierce's" ia either mistaken
or is trying to deceive yon for his own scl6sh benefit. Such a man is not to be
trusted. H it trifling with your most priceless poteion your health
may he your life itself. St that you trt what yu msk ftr.
For that tired, run-down feeling eat
It ha all the body-building material in
the whole wheat prepared in a digestible
form . Trv if for rtr:.lrf n ef
Mrs. Gnodklnd-How do you think you
would like It if one car in every train were
reserved exclusively for women
Mrs. Clillllcon-Kenrney I wnuldn'1 mind
It if I could pick the women. Chicago
Lawyer What did the prisoner sav when
you accused him of arson?
Witness He answered with heat that
such a charge was a burning shame
The Inquirer And what is in he vnin
stand on the tariff sect Ion that increase,,
the duty on tea?
The New Congressman Tea ? You'll ha
to watt until I find out how tnurh tea Is
mown in my congressional district.
Cleveland Plain liesler
Estelle I don't suppose you have heard
of It. but George and I are going to be
married some time next June.
Maybelle fllad to know It, dear. Has
George heard of It yet? Chicago Tilbune.
"Marry me." exclaimed the wretch, point
ing his revolver at tha trembling maiden,
"Mercy," she faltered, "t will. I will."
"Ha," chuckled the villain, "love at first
sight." Harvard l-anipoon
"In your Judgment,"' asked the rtller.
"what Is the future of the aeroplane"
"It's all up In Hie air." saagilv an
swered the information editor, Hi. ' Paul
"Has" the son you sent awav to college
got hla degree yet?" -
"1 should aay ao. Whv. he wrote
week that the faculty had called him In
and given him the third degree That
boy's ambitious." Philadelphia ledger.
"People don't gather on the village green
and dance to celebrate the merry spring
tide as they used to."
"No." answered Mr.' Siriua Barker.
"There Is no village green, and the nearest
we come to dancing Is to get out on the
asphalt and dodge street cars and auto
mobllea." Washington Star. .
"Of course she'll break' his will?"
"No. He didn't make anv."
"That's right. She got all the atuff aW
from him before he died." Cleveland Tlair
J. W. Foley In New York Tiinn
I take a Utile bunch of words and set n
in a row.
I lake a little bit of Ink and mark en
down Just ao;
1 take a little tin" and pains and then
have a verse
That siarta about as this one does oi
maybn slightly worse.
And then I go back to the start and crlst
and cross and scratch.
I vaccinate my words until I find me somi
The pretty thoughts that dart about like
silver fish and shine.
But need a patient, watchful hook lo gel
Vni on the line.
My thoughts melt Into words sometimes-
not alwaya now and then.
And I can feel 'em coming down my arrr
and through my pen.
I only have to .push It o'er the paper and
Kor you and all my other chums the thlngf
my fancy telle;
Just like a boy with building blocks. 1
move my worda about
When I have something in my mind and
try to work It out.
I'ntil In orderly array I get 'em In a row
Just ns I think they ought to be and writs
'em down Just ao.
And so Just with some words I paint th
pictures that I think
The boya and girls who live In me and
set 'em down in Ink.
And aometimes there'll a tear In It. an
sometimes there's a smile.
And there la many a grassy hank am.
many a vine-grown mile;
And many a lane that you would know If
you eeaild be with me.
To look right where my pen is now and I
could help you see:
I merely take a lot of words and place 'em
in a row
And build such pretty things If I can gel
'em down Just ao..
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